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I ,0uRTllCK'AT SANTIAGO.
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1 ALL IELT.OW FETRR PATXBNTB WILL
S jlB TREATED AT BIBOSKT,
1 1 009 Case ' Vnrtont Fevers nt the Front,
1 ' fcnt only Three Dnth-Snperb Work of
Colored Soldier n Nnrtet-BeHef Ship
P with Doctor. Nurse nnd Medical Store
I jSpecteilTeilerdiir-Nlnthaiathnettt
I lias MO Men on the Sick Ust-Kxparf-
I menti with Itlllc Vied in the Battle.
I Fr'ti"1 cMt &"" ' Tnc so
I Biboskt. July 25, via Playa dol Esto, July
M-It hits boon decided to mako Blbonoy tho
headquarters for tho treatment of yellow favor
patient. Tho Hold hospital In tho hills must
be abandoned, as ths heavy rains which havo
fallen dally havo mado tho lone grass so wot
ft that dysentery Is beginning to break out. The
moving of tho patients from the flold hospital
Will bcitln to-morrow.
Blhoney, although hopelessly Infeoted. Is now
perfectly clean, nnd everything Is In readiness
to reecho patients excopt medical supplies, of
which all of tho hospitals hava now run sbort.
A relief ship with Immune nurses and doctors
and a low qunntlty of medical supplies Is ex
pected to arrive to-morrow. Of lato so many
men havo been 111 at tho front that on effort has
been made to nureo them there, but as thoro
aro only regimental surgeons at the front It has
. rrovod to bo desperate work. Thus far 1,000
cases of j ellow. swnmp. and typhoid fovor nnd
measles have been treatod nt the train hospital,
nnd only three deaths have ocourred. The
Twenty-fourth Regiment of colored Infantry
hao done superb work as nurses.
The new graveyard at Blbonoy has been
opened by Chaplain Gavltt Yesterday tho
correspondent of The Bum accompanied the
chaplain to the cemetery to witness a funeral.
The body had been brought from the hospital
on a handcar. When we arrived the coffin lay
oa the ground In the middle of the road, while
six colored guards sat In tho dltoh In the broil
ing sun reading newspapers. They ricked up
the coffin and climbed the hill with It to the
burial plaoe. The obaplaln read the usual ser
vice at the side of the grave, after whloh the
guards shovelled In tho earth. At the head of
the grave, a foot below ths surface. Chaplain
Oavltt burled a ginger ale bottle containing a
slip of paper bearing the number of the regi
ment and the name, and address of the dead
man. and this plan Is to be followed hereafter.
In this way it will be easy for friends to Identify
and claim bodies.
Latr the body of Postmaster Brewer wes re-
9 covered In the old sravejard after a tons;
I search. It will remain here. Inclosed In a me
talllo coffin, until oool weather. The graves are
now being made five feet deep, as In the old
graveyard the rains have washed many bodies
to the surface In less than a week.
(iathom.the correspondent of thoBaaPron
ciseo Chronic!?, Is the only newspaper repre
sentative now in the fever hospital. Be Is In a
very bad way. All of the doctors laugh at the
way the hospital ship Belief ran away at the
ft rat news of yellow fever.
Following are the names at the medical staff
In charge of the hoapttal here, than whom there
have been no greater heroes in this wart
MaiorJj.A.Lagarde. Major Maerary.Ambu-
lance Chief Kennedy. Copt. Ireland. lien.
Fauntleroy. Surgeon Parker (who Is Jus toon--valeeclng
from fever), Mador Gorans. Dr.Che
verrla, Drs. Lawrenoe, HTero, Williamson. Sny
der, and Anderson, and Chaplains Oartttand
Bwlft.
To-day's slok report Is very heavy. Ths
Ninth Massachusetts Beglment has 240 men in
the hospital here and 300 slok In camp.
Hereafter Biboney lato be completely Isolated.
( A quantity of Ice was brought to the hospital
by the despatch boat Anita to-day. It Is the
first Ice the patients have had In a fortnight.
The method of breaking fever whloh is pur
sued here Is the use of physies and diuretics,
no food, the constant consumption of water.
and no stimulants.
I Mumford. the newspaper correspondent who
1 was confined to the hospital with fever, has en-
1 tlrely recovered.
i Major Lagarde. who Is In charge of the hos
pitals here, has made an experiment with the
' bullets used on both sides in the fights that
.- have taken place between the Spanish and
; American trpops around Santiago, with this re
sult: The bullet of the Mauser rifle of the pattern
ot 1895 penetrated 32X Inches of yellow pltoh
pine ; tho Mauserof 1800, 3Z54 Inches, and that
, of 1807. 85.125 lnohes. The Krag-Jorgenson of
1809 penetrated 26.125 Inches and the Sprlng-
I field nfie could only send a bullet six lnohes
, through the same wood. This explains some
of the terrible effects of the Bpanlsh bullets.
FUTURE OF HIIAFIER'B TROOPS.
None Will He Moved In Any Event Until tho
Spanish Prisoner Go Home.
Washington, July 20.-The disposition to be
Imade of tho troops of the Fifth Army Corps,
now stationed in Santiago province. Is still a
question with tho War Department The Ad
ministration appreciates tho advantage to bo
. deritedfrom moving the soldiers to a plaeo in
tho northern part of tho United States whore
they can recuperate from tho hard campaign
In Santiago, and where thoy will be removed
from tho danger of contagion and infectlen
encountered In a tropical climate. Boveral ob
jections to an immediate movement of tho
troops from Cuba exist, howover. nnd there Is
no near prospect that Hhaf tor's army will be or
dered to the United Btates.
It is ilcemod unwiso to withdraw any of the
military forces in tho Island as long as the
Spanish soldiers surrendered by Gen. Tornl
remain thero. It will bo at least n month bo
foroall the prlsouors havo been deported for
bnalri. and this reason alone will keep tho
American troops thoro for that time.
A long letter of Instructions and suggestions
"as sent to Gen. Hhaf tcr to-day by the Secre
tary of War. The Secretary warned the Gen
eral against tho embarkation of any lnfeotod
troops q tho transport ossols now In the ser
vice of the War Department, lie called atten
tion to the obous fact that the ships so used
could not bo employed again for some time for
the transportation of healthy troops, and said
that tho department could 111 afford to give up
any of it transort ships nt tho present time,
fhe danger which lias obtained most weight
Ith the Administration is that of bringing lu-
leoti d troops Into this country, thereby threat
ening to spread oilow fevor in the United
btates. Tho Burgeon-General of the army be
liefs. howoor,thatno dangor would attend
the establishment of the troops at some place
sufUcleiitly far north In the United Btates. and
that such a plaeo as Montauk Point, a plaoe
freely discussed by the Administration for the
,1 troops now at Santiago, would be perfectly safe
n to establish n camp. Yellow fever, he says, can-
a huttlirhohi that latitude even In the hottest
m iuuiitliH. and tho objection whloh would ordl,
iff nniy obtain from Its proximity to the sea-
U ui'uo is offset In tho present cao by tho fact
imi the place Is situated for In tho north.
o-ircou lisuoral Sternberg left Washington
for New Tork last night to go (o Montauk Point
and Inspect the site for a camp. Be had al.i
ready examined the maps and ploturea whloh.
were In the possession of Brlg.-Qen. Franka
thetimotho plaoe was being considered as a
rendezvous. for volunteer troops. Several ob
jections to the Montauk Point site havo boon.
brought to the attention of the War Depart''
ment, and It is by no -means oortatn that the
plaoe will bo decided upon for the proposed
camp. Tho'groundnoar tho point I devoid ot
troes. and the land Is somewhat low and Terr
sandy. Ltttlo water Is available, and in alL
probability tho army authorities would bo
obllgod to ship water thoro by boat. Mos
quitoes are plenty, and other objections to the
plaeo as a resting ptaoo for soldlors rooupor
ntlng from a hard campaign aro found.
COL. ASTOR HELD IN QUARANTINE.
He Is Bringing Despatches from Gen.
Shatter and I Detained at Tampa.
TlMtM. Flo., July 20. Tho transport Aran
sas, from Santiago, Is being held at tho quaran
tine station at tho entrance ot Tampa Bay. She
left Playa dol Esto on July 20, and a few hours
later yollow fovor dovolopod on board and she
put back to port, whero tho fever patients were
taken off. Tho ship procooded on July 21 and
arrived yesterday.
Tho fact that she had had yellow fever on
board was cabled to tho authorities at Wash
ington. Burgeon Walter Wyman of the Marine
Hospital service tolographed tho tacts to the
officers In chargo of the aunrontino nt this
place and told them to keep a sharp lookout
forhor. She will bo compelled to remain in
quarantine for flvo days aftor the work ot
fumigating the passengers and the ship has
been comploted.
On board thb Aransas Is Llout.-Ool. John
Jnoob Astor, who Is the bearor ot despatches
from Gen. Shatter to the Secretary of War. The
Aransas was met at quarantine by Dr. A.-H,
Glennan. representing the Marino Hospital
service. All onboard werowoll and there was
no sign ot fover among tho passengers. Col.
Astor said that he and his party had not been
in any Infected places, and askod permission to
leave tho vessel and proceod to Washington.
Ho Btatod that Uio letters which ho carried to
tho Secretory ot War were of such anaturo that
ho was com polled to deliver them in person.
Dr. Glennan refused positively to grant the re
quest, and said that ho believed that It would
not only be a dangerous precedent to estab
lish, but would also be a most hazardous thing
to do, and that tho protection of tho publlo
health would not allow him to deviate from the
rule no matter who the party was affected.
Col. Astor cabled to Dr. Joseph Y. Porten the
State Health Offlcor, who Is now at Eey West,
asking htm to uso his best efforts to relievo the
situation and allow the party, to proceed north.
It Is not known what Dr. Porter's action will
be. but It Is safe to predict that he will aot In
harmony with the Marino Hospital ser
vioo. and CoL Astor and his party will be
compelled to remain In quarantine. Dr. Glen
nan has offered to transmit tho letters whloh
Col. Astor has for the War Department to any
one whom the Government may designate to
receive them, and thus prevent any embarrass
ment whloh might be occasioned by the delay.
This offer OoL Astor has refused to accept.
Col. Astor ordered his yooht Nourmahal Into
commission by wire to-day. His leave ot ab
sence from the army is for thirty days. How
he expects to spend It Is not known. Ho Is
taking his Imprisonment on board the Aransas
shilosonhlaallr.
OUR) HTLTiTm AND WOUNDED.
toxu Charter Iteports That ths Loiie In
battle Near Santiago Were 1,603.
WlsunroTOW. July 20. Tho War Department
,1s now In possession ot the offlolal report of'
Kajor-Gen. Shatter concerning the casualties
before Santiago. According to Shatter's figures
the casualties numbered 1.665. Twenty-three
officers and 208 enlisted men were killed. 80
offloers and 1.203 men wounded and 81 ore
missing.- It Is believed that the majority of the
missing were killed.
In the First Division. Major-Gen. Kent com
manding, tho casualties wore: First Brigade,
consisting of the Sixth and Fifteenth Infantry
and the Seventy-tint New York Killed, 5
officers and 40 men; wounded, 14 officers and
262 men ; missing. 60 men.
Second Brigade, consisting of the Second.
Tenth, and Twenty-first Infantry Killed. 1
officer and 17 men; wounded, 10 officers and
114 men ; missing. 3 men.
Third Brigade, consisting ot the Ninth, Thir
teenth, and Twenty-fourth Infantry Killed. 0
officers and SO men; wounded. 11 officers and
180 men; missing. 0 men.
Second Division, Major-Gen. Lawton Com
manding First Brigade, consisting ot the
Eighth and Twenty-second Infantry and the
Second Massachusetts Killed. 1 officer and 16
men ; wounded. 8 officers and 111 men.
Second Brigade, consisting ot the First,
Fourth and Twonty-flfth Infantry Killed, 2
officers and 14 men ; wounded, 6 officers and
65 men ; missing, 1 man.
Third Brigade consisting of the Seventh.
Twelfth and Seventeenth Infantry Killed. 3
officers and 46 men l wounded 3 officers and 148
men; missing, 1 man.
Cavalry Division, Major-Gen. Wheeler com
mandingFirst Brigade, consisting of the
Third, Blxth and Ninth Cavalry Killed, 2 offi
cers and 0 men ; wounded, 12 offloers and 113
men; missing. 4 men.
Beoond Brigade, consisting of the First and
Tenth Cavalry and the Bough Riders Killed. 4
officers and 30 men; wounded. 13 officers and
170 men ; missing, 8 men.
Light Battery Battalion Killed, 8 men;
wounded, 1 officer and 8 men. ,
JOEDXOAZ BUFPZJES HOT LANDED.
Partial Explanation of tho Condition of
Aflalr on tho Meneca.
WAsnisoTON, July 20. Information has been
received at the War Department whloh Is be
lieved to explain to some extont the conditions
prevailing on tho transport Seneca at the time
she reached New York with wounded soldiere
from Santiago on board. Dr. Pope, the. chief
surgeon of the army at Santiago, has beon 111
tor some time, and his first illness occurred at
about the time the Seneca took on her cargo ot
wounded for Now York, It is presumed by the
War Department officials, ponding a more thor
ough investigation ot the caso, that Dr. Pope's
sickness caused a relaxation ot the strict army
methods used In tho embarkation of wounded
men on ships.
Burgeon Pope hag been relieved from his
duty at Santiago on account of 111 health. He
will be succeedod by Burgeon Harvard, who is
at present in modlcal charge of the cavalry
brlgado In Bautlngo. The War Department
has learned ot a serious oversight In tho trans
portation of army medicine chests to Santiago,
and an Investigation has been begun to find
the cause of tho mistake. In the first expedi
tion to Santiago the large chests used by the
army surgeons wore not taken off the trans
ports on, their arrival in southern Cuba. As
soon as tho officers of the Modlcal Corpslearned
of the failure to land the chests an Inquiry was
started, but tho transports had left on the re
turn trip to the United Btates. A long delay In
making the chests available resulted, and for
some time the only appliances whloh the sur
geons In Shatter's army had were those con
tained in the so-called "first aid" packages
which each sunreon and soldier carries.
JUMUNES VOn SANTIAGO,
The llerlln Ha Left Now Orleans with Two
Regiments More to Go,
WAsniwoTow, July 20. Tho War Department
has received Information that the transport
hip Berlin has loft New Orleans for Santiago,
having on board the two regiments of lmmunns
recently In rendezvous at Covington, Flo., and
Galveston. Tho lmmunes will be used as a
permanent garrison In Santiago, and this will
permit the withdrawal ot tho troops at present
in the city to the high ground, where danger of
yollow fever infection Is not 60 .great, The
lleillu will return from Santiago Immediately
to take on two more regiments of lmmunes.
Gen. Shatter has asked for two additional
regiments of lmmunes to do garrison duty in
Bautlago,
SMBERGAtfDRtiD CROSS.
an jtxrzADTB bib opposition to
iroxxAir xvnstts at tub pitotrr.
IT ot n 'Sit Plaee for 'Women, He Bay, and
lie Will' Continue to Oppose Their Using
Bini There The Mlamnnagernent Aboard
the Beneco, if ' Any, Tie Ascribes to tho
Inexperience of the "Contract" Doctors.
Dr. George W. Sternberg, Surgcon-Gonoral
ot tho United Btates Army, mado a flying trip
from Washington yesterday, returning to
Washington last night. Arriving here on an
early morning train, ho wont to the Albomarlo
Hotel long enough to register and get breakfast,
thon harried down to tho Army Building, whoro
asortotmodico-mllltary conference was held.
There Were prosont Health Offlcor Doty, IJeut.
Col. J. Morris Brown, chlot of the modlcal staff
at tho Army Building; Major Baffertyot Fort
Hamilton, Major Tornoy of the Rellof. Major
William H. Arthur, who will command tho now
hospital ship Missouri, and Dr. Hicks, one on the
surgeons ot tho Beneco.
It was largely In reference to tho Soneca mat
ter that tho mooting was held. Tho charges
mado by Miss Janot Jonntngs. tho Bed
Cross nurso who mado the trip from Cuba on
that transport, that tho ship was shamefully
lacking In hospital supplies and appliances,
and that the sufferings of tho wounded
were much tnoreaeed bocauso ot this, wore dis
cussed at some lougth. Aftor tho conforenoo
Dr. Stern borg told tho reporters that when tho
responsibility for the mismanagement, it mis
management thero was, should bo placed ho
would take action. Ho implied, however, that
tho medical dopartmont was in no way to blame,
and was careful to bring out tho fact that tho
two young surgeons ot the Seneca woro con
tract dootors and not regular army surgeons.
" Owing to the limited number ot army sur
geons," he said, " wo havo had to employ 250
civilian doctors by contract. The two Soneca
surgeons, Drs. Hicks and Balrd, aro young and
lnoxperloncod. Yet thoy wero not so inoxpo
rlencod as to sail without any modlcal stores, as
has beon stated in tho newspapers. That story
Is absurd and absolutely false Dr. Hicks
has just mado to me a formal report, in
which ho says that he hod compound cathar
tic pills, antisoptto bandages, quinine, gauze,
beet tea, malted milk, and other necessary
medical supplies. It may bo that they had
not enough of theso stores. So far (heir laek
ot experience may have betrayed them. It is
my purpose still further to investigate tho
matter, and it I find that the two young
surgeons have shown lack ot ordinary good
judgment, as woll as ot experience. I will se
cure tholr release from the service.
"I havo some reason to think that they
failed, upon leaving Santiago, to apply to the
right persons for supulies that Instead ot
going to tho officer In charge of the medical
stores they applied merely to a steward.
" There has been an outcry because any sick
and wounded were sent North on tho Soneca,
whloh was novor intended as a hospital or am
bulance ship. The reason simply Is that
Gen. Shatter ordered It He expected hourly
a resumption of the assault upon tho
final defences of Santiago, and anticipated
that our losses would be heavy. Hence ha
wanted the Belief reserved for the uso of
the soldiers who would bo wounded in the
engagement to follow. Accordingly he directed
that such patients on the Belief at that time as
were slightly wounded or sick, and who, in the
opinion of the surgeons, could bear a journey
to the North on an ordinary ehlp.ehould bo
transferred to tho Beneca and cent homo. All
the serious ctfses were retained aboard the
Belief, and all who were sent to the Seneca wero
at tho time able to walk.
" Tho Beneca was then detained two days in
order to unload the commissary stores which
she bad brought Meanwhile Dr. Torney, In
charge ot the Belief, had further orders to
put on board the Beneca all tho oases ot mild
Injury or sickness that he possibly could,
and ho obeyed. Still, all those transferred,
except two, could got about As said. If
there was any lack of proper provision for the
sick and wounded it was the fault of the young
Surgeons, whose duty it was to attend to that
Lsuffiolont supply of ice perhaps it was Im
possible to get tor tho reason that nearly
all that had been brought by the Belief had
had been sent to the fevor hospitals on
shore, where it was desperately needed. An
other fact to be told Is that tho passengers on
board the Seneca on the way to this port had
the best of everything, when the sick and
wounded should havo been preferred in e-.ery
respect For that neithor the two young sur
geons nor the modlcal department can bo
blamed."
According to tho statements ot Miss Jen
nings and the Seneca's passengers there was
no best of everything" as regards food. The
rations wore coarse but plentiful and tho pas
sengers got along with thorn, but they were
not suitable for the sick and wounded. There
has beon no denial of the statement that the
Sassengors. Including the foreign military at
iches.gavo up their staterooms to tha suffer
ing soldiers.
What is your view of the Bed Cross work at
tho front ?" was asked of Gen. Sternberg.
" I have opposed it from tho first and I op
pose it now," was the omphatlo reply. " The
Bed Cross was never wanted at tho front We
don't need tho nurses there. It is no place for
women, but, they havo forced themselves upon
us. In its place the Ited Cross is an admirable
organization, but its nurses aro out ot place
there."
In this Gen. Sternberg is consistent as he
told Miss Jennings before she left for Cuba that
he wanted no women theroQnd neededno extra
supplies; that his department for one, was
thoroughly fitted out und equipped tooopo with
the coming necessities. It will bo recalled, how
over, that Gen. Shatter took a somewhat differ
nt view when he sont to Miss Clara Barton at
ibonoy and requested ber to send hospital
?upplles at onoe, authorising her to selr.o wagons
or that purpose. Tho ltedCross flag now files
over the hospital for the sick at Blbonoy. In
the matter of tho ohargo against the Relief
that It did not furnish supplies to tho Senecn.
Gen. titertiberg said that tills was not so,
Major Tornoy, commanding tho Relief, said
ihat he sent the Seneca all that was asked for.
le also mentioned that the Beneca accidentia
fouled his ship and drove her out of hor
anchorage. About noon the Burgeon-General
went to the Belief with Major Torney and gave
a dors that th hospital ship go to Uellovuo
ospltal and transfer halt tho patients thero.
Later ho went to Montauk Point to lnspeot
tho place nnd returned in time totako a late
train baok to Washington, Health Officer Doty
had atalkwIthUen, Sternberg yesterd ay about
the quarantine regulations, nnd tho Burgeon
General agreed that troopships and hospital
ships should bo subject tothequarnntlne regu
lations and should bo Isolated and disinfected
if It was deemed necessary.
Gon, Sternberg's open opposition to the Red
Cross nurses at the front on tho ground that it
wns no place for them and that they could do
no '(xl in field hospitals caused very llttlo sur
prise among the Red Cross oQlulals yostorday.
They said that his remarks had no reference to
the Government s acceptance of nurses for tho
Government hospitals, but applied to tho tires,
enco ot womon In tho Immediate rear of the
Invading army.
At a recent conference with members of the
Bed Cross Society In this city the General
agreed ito tako some nurses for such hospitals
as Fort Monroe and Chickamauga, and Red
Cross nurses aro already at work In those
places. At the same conferonco Gen, Sternberg
stronglyadvlsodthnt no more Red Cross nurses
bo sent to Cuba, but his reason for tliii, ho said,,
was tho danger of their catching yellow fever.
He agreed, however, to accept any Iminuno
nurses that could be secured for tho work at
Santiago.
TIo Ited Cross officials, whon thsy heard of
Gen, Sternberg's statement yesterday, wero ot
tha opinion that ho had done them somewhat
ot an injustice In his assertions that Rod Cross
work on the battlefield wns of no value. Miss
Janet Jennings said last night that Oou. Stern
berg had been prejudiced for a long time
against women nurses. She added:
"Just before starting for Tampa on tho way
to Cuba 1 visited Gen. Sternberg twice in
Washington. Ou both occasions he told mo
that In the present war thero was absolutely no
need ot women nursos at the front and that It
was no plaoe for them. When I pointed out to
him the Invaluable sen-Iocs that the women
nurses .had rendered on tha battlefields of
the civil, war ho said that conditions were
completely changed. In tho civil war. ha said,
tho army was without any regularly organized
hospital corps and had to accept the servlcos ol
everybody. At the outbreak of this war. he
said, the army bad a splendidly equipped hos
pital service ready for work on tho field and
adequuts for any emorgency. This hospital
corps was organized ten years ago, and It It
undoubtedly true that what tharo is of It is
of a high grado of efficiency.
"when I readied, Tampa I went through
some of the camp there nnd was shown by
army surgeon tho preparations the hospital
corps was making. They showed m boxes in
which in the matter of appliances for the sick
!indwounded thoro was absolutely nothing
aoklng. All ot tho men. just as Gen. Sternberg
md told me. were able to give first treat
ment to the Injured oa the field and
were somewhat Instructed In modlclne
andsurgory. It was tho nrra.bollef ot all the
surgeons that they would bo able to cope with
any situation. The result both In their opia-
i r ii m
I
lonandmypplnfon.vrasaultodUrersnt When
ths nrit day's fighting begin Mr. George Ken,
nan, who was with tho Bod Cross t party And U
Vice-President of the soclotr. wont up in the
roar ot the firing lines to Investigate tho
work of the hosp tol corps with, a vlow
of offering any ntslstanca that might bo in
our power. Bo reported to us that from a
careful Investigation he learned that working
in tho rear of the soldier there were only Jive
doctors and twontr assistant. The wounded
and slok In the first twenty-four hours fighting
he estimated at UUO. and thoy were all supposed
to havo thslr wounds attended to by the hos
pital corn just In tho rear of tho firing lines
before going book to tho hospital at Biboney.
' Tho whole Red Cross party know as well
as the surgeons who were down there that
Eiany ot tho wounded died on tho field simply
ecauso they nod no ono to attend to them and
were not reached tn.timo. The surgeon nnd
assistant worked llko horoes. but to. say that
tho hospital corps was found equal, to, the
Smergcnoy Is nbHurd. At the .hospital at
Iboney there wore sis surgeon, tnolndlng Dr.
Lesser of our st aff.who was requested by Major
Lagardo to work with tho army surgeon, as
wero also the nursos we had. The nurses we
furnished fortho Cuban hospital wore ofsuofi
sorrlco that Gen. Garcia sent his aide to thank
us. Tho inon. ho ald. had gone, forward to
fight with a better spirit when they realized
that thoro was some ono In tho roar to caro for
If 'Gen. Btornborg bases his prejudice on tho
fact that the dlsjoniforU tiro top great to be
borne by womon he Is mistaken. None of tho wo
men in our party complained and all were glad
to bo of sorvloe. That this was appreciated I tes
tified by the thanks wprocolved from the army
eurgoone, inoiudlng Major Lagarde. who said
thntwq had offorod our services in the nick of
time. It can very truly.bo said, that whatever
Burgeon-General Sternberg's vlows aro on tho
matter tho army at Santiago slnco the battle
Ulffor very widely from them."
W. T. Wnrdwoli. Cbnlrman of thoExcoutivo
Committee of the Bod Cross Rellof Committee,
refused to say. much yesterday concerning
Gen. Sternberg's views. Tho Bed Cross,,
ho said, "offered months ago to bo on tho
flold ready and equipped at tho first battlo
for any emergoncy. Our qffors wore not
accepted, and that Is the ond ot It We are gee
lng to work In lino with all, the Government's
suggestions now, and wo havo not for soma
time had nny Idea of sondlng nurses to Cuba.
That the services of thoso wo .did have thero
havo proved Invaluable is testified to by tho
men now coming homo.who saw tholr work.1'
Another member ot tho commltteo, Who did
not want his nnmo to nppoar. said:
" Tho truth of tho mattorils tho Government
Is In a holo and Is trying to got out tho host way
it can. Thoy found out that tho hospital eor
vlce.whllo well organizcd.waa not at all Ohio to
moot tho omorgonoy. Thoy are tryfha to
explain this somehow,but why they should re
sort to belittling tho Bed Cross work on tho
battlefield I don't understand.. The original
idea of tha founders ot the society was that tho
lattlefteld was the Voir plaeo whoro its labors
would bo tho most useful."
iiEUT. jronso.v nr boston.
Ete Gets Two Wore Pontoons to Be TJIed In
liaising Cervera's Ships.
Boston, July 20. Lieut Hobson arrived horn
at 7 A. M. to-day, and alter breakfast at a hotel
went to tho office ot the Boston Towboat Com
pany, whoro he was closeted with President
WInsor f or an hour or so. He then went to tho
company's docks at East Boston to examine
tho wrooking bargbs and apparatus used in tho
effort to raise tho Maine. From there he re
turned to the offlco ot tho Towboat Company,
and it was praotlcally settled that the pontoons
should be usod in the attempt to raise Cer
vera's ships. Tho pontoons can be ready to
start In two days. Lieut Hobson took an after
noon train for New York. Before leaving ho
said:
" These two pontoons, whloh It is proposed to
uso in connection witn ino rawing oi ins uoion
and Maria Teresa, havo a lifting capacity ot
about 800 tons eaoh. With those we have al
ready engaged we hope they will be sufficient
torolso the sunken ships. Tho Colon at last
accounts lay on a slope, with only a small part
ot her bow above water. It will be a matter ot
lifting 7,000 tons to got hor off . I feel certain that
we can save her. Ot the Maria Teresa. I havo
hopes that she can be saved as well as tho
Colon."
While in Boston Lieut Hobson was followed
about by crowds containing as many as 1.600
people. He was repeatedly greeted with cheers,
and men and women caught hold of his hands
as he passed.
Lieut Hobson arrived at tho Grand Central
Station at U o'clock last evening, and stated
that he was going direct to Morristown, N. J.,
to spend the night with friends. To-day ho ex
pected to spend hi this city. As he stepped into
axjab he turned to theporter who bad carried
his valise and handed htm a coin.
" I'll wear that on ray watch chain," said the
man, tucking the money away carefully In his
jtt tho Army and Navy Club, where he made
a stop ot ton minutes, those who talked with
Lieut Hobson got the Impression from his re
marks that a contract with the Boston Towboat
Company was virtually elosed and needed only
formal approval from Washington. From tho
club ho drove to the Christopher Btroet Ferry,
but missed tho train that he Intended to take
for Morristown and was obliged to wait for an
hour. In he restaurant near the ferry, where
he took dinner, nobody recognized him. but
when he passed through tho forryhouse he was
recognized and cheered. On the boat he was
kept busy raising his hat and shaking hands
with the people who crowded around him.
When tho Hoboken slip was reached It was
found necessary to rescue Hobson from the ad-
filriug crowd, and tho gatemon escorted him
hrough a slao door into tho station.
BAYINQ THE SPANISH BUIPS.
Wreckers ThinU the Mnrla Teresa and
Mercedes Will Be Floated Very Soon.
Tho Merrltt-Chapman Wrecking Company
recelvod a lettor yesterday from Capt. David
Wolcott commanding the company's wrookmg
steamer I. J. Merrltt and superintendent ot
the work ot raising certain ot the Bpan
lsh warships that were run ashoro in
the battlo ot July 3. Capt Woloott
stated that. In his opinion the cruiser Infanta
Maria Teresa and the Relna Mercedes will bo
floated within a week. Tho Teresa, he thinks,
after a few repairs are mado, can proceed under
her own steam. He doubts It tho Colon con be
floated, but he says the guns, and other valuable
property on her and the Ylzcaya and Oquendo
will be mostly recovered.
FOJt FASTER BATTZE8HIP8.
Important Circular to Shipbuilder Regard
ing the Maine, Missouri, nnd Ohio.
W.4sniNGT0N, July 20. The dlsousslon In
naval circles ovor the contract speed require
ments ot the new battleships Maine, Missouri,
and Ohio, for the construction ot which bids
will be opened soon, has resulted In the prepa
ration of a circular notifying shipbuilders that
the ordinary course of awarding contracts to
the lowest responsible bidders will not be
strictly adhered to,
UTho Navy Dopartment has decided that
greater speed and a greater steaming radius,
or the distance a vessel can go without reooal
lng, are dostrable ; but as the plans have al
ready been prepared, and to ohange them
might cause endless contusion and consider
able dissatisfaction, the shipbuilders will be
notified through the circular issued to-day that
preference will be given In awarding contraots
to those who propose to build vessels having
the highest rates ot speed and the greatest cool
endurance, The circular follows;
"The dopartment will, In awarding oontroots
for the construction ot battleships numbers
10, 11 and 12. undor Its advertisement of the
17th of June latt glvo preference, other things
being equal, to such bids as offer to guarantee
the highest rate ot speod and greatest coal
enduranco, the total wolghtspf engines, boilers
and coal, and the spaces allowed thero for to
remain as now fixed by ths circular defining
the chief characteristics ot said vessels and
the department plana and specifications, and
the vessels to have a steaming radius ot not
less than 6,432 knots at a speod ot 10 knots an
hour."
TO COJIJUAXD FOttT BAillZTONf
Report Tlint X.teat,-Col. Meltea Is to Bo
Transferred from Fort Ilanoock.
It Is reported that Lleut.-Col. Tully MoRes,
who has had command of Fort Hancock at
Bandy Hook slnoe tho war was begun, has been
ordered to Fort Hamilton to command that post.
Col. AcUea was commander of Fort Blocum for
several years. Tho present transfer would
leave Lieut-Col. Holmosof tho Third New Jer
sey Volunteers in command ot the Important
post at Sandy Hook.
Havana Menace in BpnnUU or English.
The Western Union Telegraph Company's
central cable office announoes that all messages
to or from Havana must be In the Spanish or
English language, by orderof tho United Btates
Government
RED, CROSS FINE OFFER.
XT rrXM PROVIDE AND EQUIP A TT
P1IOID FEVER HOSPITAL AT MIAMI.
Tho .Society and It Friend Quickly Ite-
,pond to tho Govornnint' Weed Tho
Mnttr-r ftow, Depend Entirely on the
. Decision of Burgeon-General Sternberg.
It Is still uncertain whether the Bod Cross
Society will equip a hospital for typhoid fover
patients nt.Mlaml. Flo., as tho matter now de
pends entirely upon Burgeon-Gonoral Stern
berg's decision. Although tho Bed Croi agent
at Jacksonville lias telegraphed repeatedly toll
ing of tho spread ot tho disease In tho Southern
camps, and wired on Monday that tho army
surgeons had asked that a hospital be estab
lished at Miami undor tho control ot the mili
tary authorities, It has not boen thought ad
visable by the Bocloty to mako any dofintto
arrangements until Gon. Sternberg's vlows
have beon doflnitoly ascertained. While tho
society bolleves.tliat tho army surgeons would,
not have mado tho request unless prompted by
a suggestion ot tho Burgeon-General, yet the
society hardly feels authorized to go ahead
with the equipment of such a hospital until
permission has boon received from Gen. Btorn
borg. W. T. Wardwoll, tho Chairman ot tho Bed
Cross Executive Commltteo, whon holoarncd
ot ,Gon. Sternberg's visit hero yostorday, trtod :
hard to soo him. but was unsuccessful, as that
official departed rather unexpectedly for Mon
tauk Point To-day efforts will bo mado look
ing to conference with tho Surgcon-Goneral,
and It Is expeotod.that the wholo matter will bo
doflnitoly decided, at tho meeting of the Bed
Cross Executive Committeo.thls afternoon.
A dospatoh was reoolvcd from Dr. Alexandor
Kent yostorday .whloh rather changed the plans
of tho society In regard to the Miami hospital.
Dr, Eont telegraphed that an offer had beon
mado ot the Miami Hotel for a hospital, tho
terms boing o monthly rental ot $1,000 for tho
.first threo months, and $7C0 amonth after that.
Although Henry M. Flagler has offorod to build
a hospital on his place at Miami, tho Bod Cross
authorities word Inclined yesterday to regard
tho hotel as a great improvement on the orig
inal plan ot constructing a hospital. At tho
ttmo Mr. Flagler made his offer ho volunteered
to' glvo $5,000 to tho society for tho needs ot
tho hospital. besides tho oxpenseot construct
ing It all pt which ho agreed to boar. Mr.
'Wardwoll saw Mr. Flaglor yesterday in regard
to the hotel proposition, and Mr. Flaglor as
sured htm that his offer of the $6,000 would
hold good in that case, and ho also volunteered
to mako the alterations necessary to coin ort
tho plaeo Into a hospital.
.The hotel blau strikes us as the more feasible
plan fofa hospital nt Miami." Bald Mr. Ward
wollatterward. "as tho alterations can bo made
In much Jess time than it would take to put up
an entirely now building. The whole matter
now rests with Gen. Sternberg, and wo rather
oxpoot that he will now favor tho plan. In that
caso wo shall go to work at once, and will have
tho hospital running within a week. Wo ex
pect to know definitely by to-morrow or next
flay. Thore Is no doubt out that we can fur
nish any number ot nurses, aqd our facilities
for equipping such a hospital juBt now are ex
cellent. Albert Yon Schello of Belgium, who Is tho
representative of the Bod Cross Society ot that
country and al well-known philanthropist nr
rlveu hore yesterday on his way to Cuba. 'Ho
tlflrl n nnnfAfAniiA with VllA.PrAalitAnt Hnrtnn
of tho Bed Cross Society and placed hlmsolt
under his orders. Mr. von Schello reported
that all the foreign societies were intensely in
terested in the work of the society in this war.
Mr. Yon Schello left for Washington In tho
afternoon, carrying with him letters ot intro
duction to tho State Department It was his
Intention to have a conference with the Bel
gian Minister. He will return hero after se
curing letters to tho proper military authori
ties and will leave for Santiago on Saturday on
tho Government transport Breakwater.
Several contributions were received yester
day at the Ited Cross headquarters. 68 William
street. A letter from Secretary Brtggs of tho
society at Glen Echo, the horn oof Clara Barton,
reported tho receipt ot $1,404 from the Portu
guese Society. Among the other contributions
was one of $4,000 from August Belmont &, Co.
on behalf ot the Westchester Bactng Associa
tion, representing the proceeds of one day's
racing at Morris Park.
The contributions to the Bed Cross fund now
amount to $150,313,13. Among those received
yesterday woro the following:
DavfdB"."Klrii(.-Jr'....'7'. f 1,000
Hardt'ftUndtens.,...,.., i 100
ritttmsniCo .. 3S0
Cheney Uros .t 100
Mrs. IiiiKh J. Jewett 100
Church & Oirlaht Co 100
Bovland FellPresident Badcilnton Club. 250
Mrs. Schley 600
Mn. Itobert MacC&rtee BOO
William A. Du BoU 300
MlssKatbailnoDnBoU 200
NARRAGANSETT MINES EXPLODED.
Many Yacht and Excursion Bont Took
People to See the Spectacle.
Newport. B. I., July 20. Six of the observa
tion mines planted in the main entrance to
Narragansett Bay woro exploded to-day under
the direction ot Major D. J. Lock-wood, engi
neer officer in chargo of the district Four
o'clock was tho hour set for the firing ot the
mtnos. The bay contained many yachts and
excursion boats, and tho shores wore lined with
people. Thero wore twelve mines in tho chan
nel, each containing 100 pounds of guncotton,
and they wore to bo fired in groups or threo.
Two of the first group wore fired about 4
o'elook, sending the water over 100 feet in the
air. Tho third mlno of the first group was noxt
exploded, and In the second group all threo
mines wore exnloded at Onco. Thore were ten
minute lntepals betweon tho explosions. Tho
third and fourth groups were not sot off, a
heavy fog setting In, and tho engineers In
charge not caring to run any risk of accldont
The mines In the west passago will not bo re
moved for the present.
Dr. 7. X. Benton Goes to tho Cruiser
Brooklyn.
Dr. FrodoriokL. Benton, who passed an ex
nmlnatldn for assistant surgeon In the navy
recently, has beon assigned to tho cruiser
Brooklyn) Commodore Schley's flagship. Dr.
Benton eet-ved'for some tlmo as house surgeon
at tho Brooklyn Hospital, and was also surgeon
of tho 147th Beglment. Ha is a great-grandson
of United Btates Senator Thomas H. Benton.
fi Carried Dews
jlelW&sflS Wh a man
ZZwSSlFWS- crossing some
SaOTfo ' difficult place la
55JLjgjKMfE hi working
jjSyfiiiKjSp&' car9r spurring
jL?VLTjnf i3ms . ' n'" eneTkla'
SA )ygjapr'Sjr accomplish otue
l&sTgb "SxSZ critlealpaaiag ia
cssM Baim JJ his buiBJour
&&9MimVm si ncj, suddenly
9WWPX? on ki health
6&&5&AiMrffl -Bivls-r Way and
lfcr--jca3g-: f e e 1 himself
'''-oSSBaC?!!? swept out of the
-ajJgagiX) i swift-running
iTOk current of dls
"" ease then 1 the
marvelous reluvenatlsg properties of Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery will
prove sn unfailing mean of resctio and
restoration.
It i a vory simple though eminently
scientific medicine, It is not a tutre stim
ulant Uk so many malt extract. It re
stores healthy power by reviving the in
nermost source of vitality la the nutritive,
Tstem, It enable the digestive and
blood-making organism to manufacture
good blood abundantly and rapidly, o
that the immense wast of tissue and ucrve
fiber entailed by hard labor i offset by
a speedy upbuilding of fresh energy and
strength.
A promlneat an venerablii IHlnels physician,
D. V Vo-rle, M. P., of rowler, Aoaa (3.,
writing to Or, Fierce, ay: " I esd herewith
thlrty-oae (31) ceat ia Mafci for ' Ta r-cople'a
Coniaon Sense Medical Advtsvr' ia dots bind
ing. Wltk this pittance rw o valuable a work
(truly a gift to the -rabllc), I -ant exprn ray
high appreciation of the vast nauat of geod
that you have rendered tn public. A correct
incisure of your usefalaen never has bees, aud
never will be estimated by the public; no, not
rvea by tb multitude of afillcted humanity that
has been relieved sad cured try your nedi
due. Wherever 1 go or have been in the
United State, 1 flaa person who bve used, and
are using Dr, rlereeVmeo'lciaes with satisfac
tion, for all condition for which tber are recom
mended. Never bis one tpokea duparcgiBgly
of their action, Snd from Having seen so often
their good eflVcts, I ant also enthused with con
dcoce In their uctlo in cases and condition
for which they arc recommended. It is not
common for regalar physicians to endorse and
recommend proprietary medicines, but in this
ease 1 have no equivocation or hesitancy in so
doing."
The quick constipation - cure Doctor
Fierce' Plealiut ' FelltU. Never gripe.
,-y- .- , . r , i , i , .,,., , ..., wm
. -tU,iat ' 7LiH
I R0Y 's t,ie on'y BQn9 Powder that
I Im will always keep fresh and of full . 9
I strength regardless of climate or season. II
1 Every atom, to the last in the can. does l
I even, perfect work. Mode from pure grape , j
I cream of tartar. Makes wholesome food. I l
I , ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK. 1 liS
E--aiaaaa5EcaHi;''vrwr'wr-gss-,aggu ji,,ijiriimiu',uiMi,i.iii,iuiii tumwmmmmBBl
OUriClTA' TO TXJB RESCUE.
Carrie a Ono-Tliounnd-Tlrd Hospital nnd
n Lot of Mores to gnntlngo.
Tho Olivette, Willi twenty colorod female
nurses, ono colored physician, ono colorod
preacher, twonty will to physicians, fifteen whlto
fomalo nursos, ono whlto male nurso, and a,
number ot army ofllcors nnd ilrtvntes, toguthor
with tons ot mcdlcul nnd hospital stores and
food supplies, sailed from Plcmpont toroa,
Brooklyn, for Santiago at 3 o'clock yesterday.
AtS:SOsbo anchored off Quarnnttne, ami will
proceed on hor oyago this morning.
All tho colored folks and most ot tho,whlto
nursos woro from Now Orleans, sent to Cuba
by tho New Orleans Chnpror, Daughtors ot tho
American Bovolution. All have had yellow
fover. Tho whlto physicians como from all
over tho country. Some ot thorn havo had
muoh oiperleneo In the trerrtmont ot yol
low fovor. Moat of tho army ofllcors are
young Beoond I.loutonants, accepted from
civil life aud commissioned and Bsslguod, after
passing tho mental and physical examination
recently hold nt Fort Montoo. Among tho
number was Frank Halstead, a son ot Murat
Halstead, who Is now 111 at Honolulu. Tho pri
vates wore returning to their regiments, hav
ing boon discharged from hospitals hero as
cured ot wounds recolvcd beforo Santlagb.
Among other things, tho OUvetto carries tho
outfit for a 1.000-bod hospital, including 1,000
cots, with tholr bedding and bed linen. Two
hundred and fifty hospital tents are tncludod
In this outfit, besides COO A tents and 200 wall
tents.
Tho Bed Cross sent by tho Olfvctto about
$3,000 worth ot delicacies for tho nick and
wounded. Including 1.200 ciuarts of Ice cream
and fifty cmtos ot fresh eggs. The ico croam
was especially packed for tho voyage, ond.the
manufacturer guaranteed that It would not
molt. beforo It was doled out to the sick and
wounded. Boveral cases of clothing went
along, files of nearly all the Now York papers,,
na well as books and periodicals. ,
In tho ship's safe was 770,00Q.w(th., which to
pay the men ot Shnttoc's aamy.and Major 0. Or
Bnlffcn, Assistant Paymaster IT. S- A., and tour
clerks were amdhg the passengers. Tho monoy
wns all In gold and Treasury notes, with tho
exception ot enough sliver to mako ohange.
FROM GEN. CHAMBERS M'KIRBIN.
Superiority of the Mnusor Hides ol the
Spanish Over the American Springfl.lds.
BrauroniLT), July 20. The Bev. Dr. William
McKlbbln. pastor ot the First Presbytorlan
Church at Walnut Hills, O., to-day received tho
following letter from his uncle, Oen. Chambers
McKlbbln, who was until taken slok Governor
'of the city ot Santiago:
" In FnoNT or Santiago db Cuba. July 0.
"Deah Will: A truce Is on and now that our
works are finished we are simply watching tho
Dons. I lost ono officer, wounded; six men
killed and thirty-three wounded. It was a
fight In the open to tako the position we now
hold right in front ot Santiago.
"Wo dug light trenches with bayonets the
night ot the 1st and held them undor fourteen
hours' Ore of shot and shell on the 2d. That
night we made ourselves secure and safe with
earthworks. I am keeping well la splto ot rain,
heat and cold. The night of tho 1st I slept on
the ground without cover and was wet through
to the bone.
"The truce ends to-morrow and I think we
will fight again. The Dons are desporate.
They fight well and have bettor guns and am
munition than we havo. Our volunteers are
armed with the old Springfield .45 and are an
easy mark for the Spanish riflemen, as thoy see
tho big volume of smoko. The Spanish, on tho
other hand, use smokeless powder and we can
not locate them. Their sharpshooters have
done great execution. I think our loss will
reaoh 2.000.
" I Hope you can make this out. Writing In
the trenches Is hard work. Tou never saw
such a dirty looking lot of ,beggan in your llfo.
Love to all your peoplo. Your affectionate
"Uncle CnAirB."
BTRACUSE WOMEN PROTEST.
Brewers of That Town Havo Sent Twenty
Barrel of Beer to Cauip Alger Boy.
Btjucuse, N. Y.. July .20. A mlno was ex
ploded to-day boneoth tho equanimity of the
good women of Syracuse who have been mak
ing "comfort bags" for tho soldiers and who
have boon putting a small tract In the compart
ment orlglnnlly. designed for tobacco, when It
was announced that the various brewing com
panies ot the olty had contributed twenty bar
rels of beer and forwarded it, freight paid,
to Company O, Third Now York Volunteers,
at Camp Alger. A short tlmo ago several
Byracusans visited the camp, and hearing
from tho boys of the alleged bad quality of tho
water, they pret ailed upon tho local brewer to
furnish tlio local men with boer to drink. The
man most instrumental In securing tho contrl- ,
bution was School CommlBstonorVThomaa M.
Qafnoy, and no doubt the boys In camp will
rise up and call him blessed. Hut not so tho
womon nt homo.
MeotlnKS of tho W. C. T. U. branches havo
been palled to discuss the situation, and a lead
ing officer announced that she would telegraph
Capt. Butler, demanding the Immediate return
of tho consignment or assurance that It had
been emptied upon the ground. Tho womon
declare that tho boys had bettor drink typhoid
conns In water than the eoul-dO'rtroyliig bev
erage contributed by tho brewers.
It is doubtful, howeer, whether their protest
will be appreciated by tho Syracuse volunteers.
Several locl physicians are loud In approval of
the substitution ot good beor tor bad water.
GOING TO FIGHT YELLOW FEVER.
Dr. Bruner Will 8nll for Santiago To-Day
Moving Troop from Tuuipn,
Tamfa, Fla., July 20. Tho steamer Fanlta
leavos hore to-morrow morning at sunrlso for
Santiago. She will tako Dr. Brunor ot the
Marino Hospital eorlco to Santiago to help in
handling the yellow favor outbreak. Tho
Fanlta will also tako Major n. B, Horaoy of
Col. Boosotolt's rough rldors, who goos to join
his regiment. Major norsey has boon In com
mand ot the 4 DO nion of tha regluioat who wore
loft hero by the Shatter expedition. Major
Dunn will succeed him in command here.
Oen. Copplnger has rrcoiumendod tho re
moval of his entire corps from Tampa. Tho
Secommendatlon Is cased on a report made by
)r. y'ltellly. Chief Burgeon of tho army corps,
.'lie Second Now York Beglment left this
afternoon for roninndlaa, where It will go Into
oamp to-morrow morning. An order to break
camp was received this altornoon by the threo
regiments of volunteers now ut Port Tampa.
Thoy will bogln to movo to-morrow, and 1'ort
Tnmpa City will be evacuated within a few
ftnvA.
CONCERT FOR COL. BRTAN.
lie Show Himself to JarXsuutlll. on a Dork
Boy Horso In h Now Uniform,
JACISOHVIM.E, Fla., July 20. Col, Bryan and
tho Third Nebraska aro tlio ccntro ot attrac
tion to-night. A special train brought In the
entire regiment without arms, but with tho
band, to-day. Ool, Bryan himself rode in this
noon mountud on a dark bay horso and clad
In his new uniform. In tho, evening aconcort
in his honor was given at the Windsor Hotel,
Ills men had liberty till 11 o'clock.
The Second New Jersey had a turn at tlio
riflo range to-day, 200 men being detailed
tbsro. Accornlng to Adjt. Iluaso tlio flringwos
exceptionally good. Tho nion of the JTlrst
Brigade havo beon relioved ot ono drill dally.
Dress parades are reduced, whllo the brigade
review that took plaoe twloe a week has been
set for Friday only. This is done to keep the
Bten out of the hot sun as much as possible.
CAPTAIN OILMAN IS DEAD. ! I
m
t, IV TH'O NIGHTS AT LEAST IN TUB B
CUBAN BUSH. j H
Sick nnd Hungry and Unnblo to Get Help- H
Died After Getting to Governor Island) ' 9
of Cnmp Dysentery nnd 3Inlnrlal lever-"' JIJ
Another Ofllccr Ino Week In tho Bailia .; fH
Capt. Bonjntnlat II. Oilman. Company B, ' jH
Tlilrteonlh United 8tntes Infantry, dtod at his , . 9
rosldoncoon Governors Island, shortly beforo flj
3 o'oloek yesterday afternoon. Tho cause ot Mil
death was d)soutory. aggravated by malarial ', ,'jH
fevor, both contracted In Cuba. Capt. Oilman ''U
was about 47 oars old and leavos a widow j H
and a sou, 13 earn old. ; 'fl
Ar soon as Capt. Oilman's death was reported
at post liendquurtcrH, all tlio Hags on tlio Island JH
wero lowered to halt most. Cnpt, Oilman's la l
tho second death among tiro ofllcors who 4'fl
marched away from Governors Island with tho '
battalion of the Thirtoonth Infnntry.at tlio bo 1 H
ginning o ftho vtnr. Capt. Fornanco was klllod' IB
In tho light nt Ban Juan hill.
Capt. Oilman was not a robust man and 'f
shortly aftor tho regiment reached Cubn ho a
was attacked with cnmp disentcry, said by if
PJiyslolaqs to ho mora, deadly tmn tho yollow l
fevor or Cuba. Although in no condition to do U
so, Capt. Oilman was at tlio hondot his corn 'IB
pany at the beginning of tho fight on tho morn ' I
lngofJmlyl. Twieo whllo leading a charge ha iU
fell from weakness, This was noticed by Oen. r, H
Worth, who commanded Un brlgado, and he H
drdorcd Capk. Oilman to the rear. Tho Cap '
tain ploadod'.wtth Oen. Worth, who was then
Lieutenant-Colonel of tho Thirteenth, to bo jfl
allowed to romatn on tho Hold, but Oon. Worth. fjB
insisted, - -$
Co,pt Gllpinn worked his wny slowly to. tha
rear. Ho went as far ns he could and then sat 'H
down to rest. What happened to him after
that, until Iro was put aboard tho hospital shit) IB
Kellof at Biboney, may noor bo fully told. . IjflJ
Aftor ho got homo on, Mqndny ho was too wool iHB
to tell much of thoiitory, butsomoof his ex .H
porleoces. woro thoso'ot another officer who IH
"was brought up on the Belief, and a llttlo of w
what Oilman. Buffered lias beon told by hl3 !aj
comrade, ,i j9J
On bis way to tho rear Copt. GHmanwasoyor5 - l
taken by this officer. The two made tholrwayi JtjH
ai best they could toward a hospital. Woundei ;Jfl
men woro carried past them on tho road by the II
scoro. Toward night thov heard that tholhos -. 'Ill
pltals woro nil full and overflowing and that ijijflj
thoro were neither doetors nor nurses onougli jtjM
to attend to tho wounded. Hearing that. Oil. l
man said to his companion : ' Jjfl
"Woll, oHl man, wo'ro not wonndod?wo)re if 9
only sick. Lot's lie down horo somowhoro nnl S
not bothorfhem down thoro In tho hospitals." ' j B'H
Aud so the two men lay down In tho chaparral. ',yU
with nothing nndor them but the wot ground M
and nothing over thorn but tho sky. Thoy had 5)H
no food of any kind and thoro was no way toj Jjfl
got any. They lay there In the bushesfor two
days before they got anjthlng at all to eat.
Thon soma soldiers In, passing saw them, and '"
gave them some bean soup made ot boans that? '!
woro raw. a llttlo hardtack and sorao coffee. U
The soup they oouldn't eat. and thoy were itt , vfl
no condition to keep hardtack or coffee on thouf m
stomachs. "-?
Two more days passed, and then the offlasro A'S
lost oaohother In the thick undergrowth. Tha .'
other officer lay In tho chaparral tor two - ?M
weeks, gattiug food from soldiers liooouldoc- I'S
caslonally hail as they passed. It was sap- tiM
Eosed by his family hero that ho wns dead. im
low Oilman was llnnlly takon whoro ho coulcl ym
get some core or how long ho lay out In tho
bush max never bo known. Mrs. Oilman know H
nothing of his whereabouts or his condition fim
and could gat no information. Tho first news ;
she got, otter sho saw In tho papors that ho A!H
was either Rick or wounded, wns whon sho -ivH
saw that he w as among tho passongois on tho
Belief. Mm
Ho was landed at Oovornors Island on Mon
dav. and his condition was such that the Be 'Mm
lief 's surgeons and tho surgeons on tho Island vtiM
snook tholr heads doubtfully when asked If -;!
thoy thought no would get well. Coming up 'Mm
from Cuba Capt. Oilman was talking with onS $
of the wounded officers ono afternoon, just a6 (
nutiMot. It wns the last dny out. They wore .
talking about how plcnsant It would be togotr ',?:
whero thoy could huvo tho food of oivilizod menv . CM
and the csro of those who wero dear to them km
After awlillo Oilman said: ,' ?vm
This dysentery H alotworso than bulletsv 'MM
and I'm pretty noarly played. I don't believe) -Mm
I'll last-long, but I would like It if I could get viM
home for taps." ' VJM
A llttla'moro than twenty-four hours otter hot ?m
reached home taps sounded. Jh
Capt., Oilman was appointed to WostFoInt
from ow Hampshire in Mio fall of 1808. and, j.ffm
was graduated on Juno 14, 187:3. Ha waft ,-5fcl
made a Second Lloutennnt of Infantry in the.' Xtua
reftlmont to which 1)0 was nttachod when he). Ittm
died. Ho got hin First Lieutonant's oommlBV InB
slon on Juno 13, 187B. and was made a Captain,' fitm
SOLACE TO GO FOR WOUNDED, 1 Jjlj
The Nrivnl Hospital Ship Will Stnrt Soasw 'mm
on n Tour of Southern Waters, 'Mfc'l
Washington, July 20, The ambulanoe ship 'jSl
Solaco will sail In n day or two from Now YortJ' 1'jil
for Admiral Sampson's squadron. While at! I'll
tho navy yard sho has had an addltlonalloa ml
machine Installed, and was also supplied with; 'ski
a carbonator. brown canvas awnings by tha Ilt'l
Bhodo Island Boltef Association and an X-rayj i.jjjl
apparatus by tho National Society of Colonist -ifM
Dames, jjfl
Bite will go first to Key West and take ort q '
board all tho sick and wounded of tho navy la, . J
tho hospitals or on tiro vessels in port, and will; l ;m
then visit all tho vessols on blockade dutyS -j jl
around tin island of Cuba, taking oboardthelif 4-fl
sick and wounded, and leaving with those res i im
sols ice, fruit, delicacies and stores far thoso 1 fl
who may. becomn 111, comfort bags and clothlngy j -J
supplied by various patriotic and charitable sow J ft
clotlcs and persons throughout the country. j f
As soon as tho Solaco receives her complex j a
ment of sick and wounded sho will bring thaaal :J t
to ono'of tho Northern naval hospitals. J j jEJ
'w ,1 t,
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Outing Needs
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Suits and Breeches of fancy-1 fjji
cheviots, wool and linen crashes M
Suits, $8 to $J2,
(soma reduced from $18.) m
Breeches, $3 to $10. f
Fancy Flannel Shirts, $1.65, m
Madras Cloth Shirts, 95c. ' I
Plaid and Solid Color Hose;-'
(fancy tops), 50c, $1, $2. 4
Black, White & Russet Belts,? i
25c, 50c, $t.00. Jjj
Washable Neckwear, 25c.
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