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Ifflf " r ' " ' t6e SUN,r SATURbAY, AUGUST 6, 1898. ' - g ;
if fit ' i good order and cleanliness Ana
VM ne Dealt Sternly with Evildoers, but Gives
W,M Patient Attention to All TTbo Wish to
(H se Hlm-Nobodr Will II Permlttml to
S stir Up Strife In the Town lie I Governing.
SI I BiKTUoo. July 28.-Ono of tha roost popular
MBM men In the Fifth Army Corps now In Cuba ta
ft&M' a Gen. Leonard Wood. Military Governor ot
KnL Bant'lago. Hlx predecessor. Gen. McKibben,
II wn0 retired on account ot sickness, was a gal-
I H lant soldier, but ho had a quick temper and not
I 9 oTormtich tact. Tho array thought that hie ap-
I iS polntment was hardly tho best that could have
I MA been mnile. Out It applauded the selection of
Jn Wood. Ho had mado a lino rooord for bravery
S3 nd sound judgment during tho war.
J Crybodv knew that broad, cool, klnillr faoe
JUM and that sturdy figure with the plain gray shirt
Ex and riding breechos. Wood wore no emblem
rfc of rank, but no ono over took him for a private
Mil orft subordinate officer. Everybody who camo
&M In contact with him was charmed with his
H simplicity ot mannor. the shrewdneRS and fair-
H tiefli of Ills remarks, and his uniform unpreten-
' tloufl politeness. Thoro wore many stories of
H his steadiness at Guaslmas. whore he com-
B manded tho First Volunteer Cavalry: and they
wrre nil of a kind tlmt ho was observant of tho
ffi jlttl? things whloh wont to clinch victory and
111 which other men In tholr ozcltcment forgot.
'II1, "Tnke cover." he said to one reckless fellow.
lii.' "thcro'll boothor battlos to fight," and toan-
rtt other:
XJ What In the world are you doing with that
S hatchet? Throw It away and pump your fire
Into thorn"
And again: "Stop that loud talking on the
left. Give all your attention to the enemy."
On hlstorlo July 1 Wood commanded a oav
J airy brigade In tho absonce ot Gen. Young, who
1 was a sick man. and tho ox-army physician
1 proved himself more than competent to wtar
his now honors. Tho army recognised In him'
the bom soldier, and there was not the least
tinge ot jealousy In tho congratulations that
flowed In on him when lie was promoted.
Agnln, tho army thought woll ot his soleotlon
for Military Govornor, booauae ho was a com
bination ot soldier and physician and had ex
ecutive capacity ot a high order.
1 After these rapid promotions It would not
H have been singular, regarding Wood as an
K averago man, If he had felt bis Importance and
V shown It In his faco and manner. But Leonard
f Wood Is not an average man, and no one oould
81 say of him that he had the "swelled head."
w As military ruler of tho olty. In tho Govor
r nor's palace, over which floated the Stars
and Stripes, he was the same Wood
plain, straightforward considerate, quick
ot perception, but deliberate In speech,
genial but strenuous. Any one could see
him: he listened to everybody. He worked
bard, early and late, and listened patiently to
all sorts of appeals and complaints. The gray
thlrt was still In evidence, and often he ate his
meals In a shabby restaurant much frequented
by soldiers. Ho did not like boing Military
jl 1 Governor and frankly said so. but he performed
JHf M the duties as It he were In love with them.
Iwf ' srder in pudiio piacos ana cleanliness in tbe
J streets were his hobby. But he was heavily
handicapped as a sanitarian. There was no
fund for paying laborers. The only considera
tion for work In the streets which be could
J offer was Government rations, and when the
' Bed Cross Society was relieving distress with a
' liberal hand provisions were soon a drug in the
labor market. But Gov. Wood managed to
flush the streets and to get rid of some of the
smells. To make Santiago clean and sweet In
a day would be beyond the Ingenuity and
strength of a Waring, howover.
Wood's drastlo reforms were too much for
the people he had to deal with. He proclaimed,
for Instance, that heads ot families and physi
cians not reporting deaths should be put to
work on the streets for thirty days, and in the
local Cuban street he was straightway de
nounced as a tyrant mora Intolerable than
y 'Weyler. But he was right. Cofflns containing
j decomposed dead had been carried through the
mMt V streets, and soldiers on poet had fled down
H (v lanes, struggling with nausea.
WMM Finding the price of bread 50 cents the pound
Hj loaf, he ordered, after due investigation, that
K It be reduced to 20 cents. The higher price
BBf was extortion, and It could not be allowed in a
JBflj city where want was stalking. People came to
HB Gov. Wood with all sorts ot complaints, regard-
Hl Ing htm as a Solomon who hod the power and
BH, the wisdom to settle all disputes and forgetting
H that a civil Government still existed. But It
hHH was not his business to compel the payment of
BH dobts. assure to heirs their own. and sit as a
fpH Judge in equity. Widows sometimes came to
HJ htm charging that tenants refused to pay rent
HJ or quit, and if tho charge was proved before
tV.MH, the civil authorities Gen. Wood was ready to
Z&Wmp oust the wicked tenant.
1lVflr A Cuban editor landed with his satellite, a
fln'VO well-dressed, sleek and cooky personage, and
WL he Informed Gen. Wood that he had come to
ft jit, t establish a political paper in Santiago.
M B "Not while I am Governor." said theOen-
H H eral.
1 "What! Do you mean to tell me that I cannot
ffjfl start a newspaper now the Americans are in
WtM , possession ?" gasped the editor.
Hfc3j " If yu would llko to, cortalnly," said Wood,
2' quietly; "but you will have to confine your-
W' self to the nows of the day and let polltlos
K alone. I won't have any agitation here."
IK " Why, can't I insist on Santiago for tho Ou-
Sji ' an9 '" so,l, th6 rufQed editor.
iW "There Is no need of suoh Insistence," ex-
jjJjH plained Gen. Wood. "Santiago at present Una
nil BQch for the Cubans as for the resident
HI lards, and as much for the Spaniards as the
MM Cubans. I shall see that eery man Has his
rights and enjoys his liberties, be he black or
H white, or whatever his nationality. Besides,
1 I the Spanish cl II Government Is still In ofllco,
K according to our compact with Gen. Toral. and
mr&l I is bohavlng Itself, To let you come In here and
jf exploit political iinlmositlos In your journal
n would amount to a breach of faith, No. nrlnt
'J legitimate news if ou will, but no politics."
mm The imrsonnire flung himself out in high
"WW dudgeon, nnd In the Cf,5 Venus was afterward
II ,.- heard saying to nsatolllto:
MM - "We'll go to l'orto Hlco, where we can get
Ilsfc decent treatment."
ItcportK wore somotlmes brought to Gen.
ooilthatapartyof our soldiers had eaten a
meal nt a restaurant and refused to pay for it,
aWl """wcnsionauy tnoro whs the sloryof a petty
JamS - ' T,ieJIllitary Governor was anxious to
MWS make an example of one of the fellows who
WMn was disgracing the uniform, and thetime came.
Wm A a unteor soldier, charged with standing
AVI tuanl nt the door of n jewelry shop while four
MM companions "held up" the proprietor at the
. Vj MF i'0"'' of a pistol, was brought borore him.
v II , Do S'011 know wlmt tho ponalty of this of.
mwm fciion i, if you ttro pr0TCll Bu,y j ga)ll Gen.
n T,'i Wlow NlM h9 IIJn't.nd his tone was
JL n-"W,' " r?n. wl" bo '"""Bed." returned Gen.
11 I ' ",ml ,l,ell,"' ho man's glance fell. "I
W ?.'" u'Uu;v wlivus with on In the store."
jm owi., the piiaoner told tlm nnmes of his
H . companion.. (.,-., .xi t nni.e Bl,lt word to
J . the ( oloin. of ,, ri.g,t to ,ae them de-
aWM V r,m ';', ,0 ,'.'"" 1' "Unelsofthe pro-
mmW JT wedlncMie,, WoodBaldnftenvurd:
Hv .. , , ' 'ho M'lrlt of looting, und we have
MMWjjr plcdgod oms.-iu-s t protoet tho people of
nfif n,1,n'-,,r l ' ""t Ht for my place If I allow a
M , sliiBllnfrnct1i, f ,u, mllltatyluwto gonn-
HTlt punWu'il Ilol.h(.iy,y,f,if.iuo Is Intolerable.
l fno'eiWtoW " rift if
ot"inihl:o,.,in.FBr:''lIfM foi'om Is tho health
rhislB Urn h i. nK ,l'.. suiumer months. Asa
VHon. I ap.vV'.'"? '( much Is to bodone
dltlor m 'iVV'6! '"'i Intoacanltarycon
Imi'r -l l ni'il cht,t'k. '"'. Brreai1 of yow
present th-E aB ,xl8,M A" Mntlago at the
i K M VAnM! moiilliH Urn. Wood has
k the ll.'.i V.o T ''""' "r iot ,,lra flellt
4l it
urn xjur MAir ok xma oiuair.
Tost to the TTorld. Ha TTaa Found at
Blboney, the riitaus City.
Bantjaoo ex Cum, July 28 TnnBoN man
had occasion to go down from Santiago to
quarantined Blboney after two horses, a tent,
and some personal effects thathad been carried
down there during an abseno in the Interior.
It was bluing hot one ot those days In Cuba
whan it Is not good to romaln long In the
sun and when man and beast dread to leave the
shade. The best way to get down to Slbonoy
was to tako the train whloh ran Irregu
larly for freight uses. It was one clumsy
box car In whloh yellow fever patients
had been carried from Blboney to the
woods, and it you went down you must tako
that oar. But one soon grows surprisingly In
different to the risk ot Infection. Others may
catch the fever, but you will escape It, jiut as
the other follow will be hit In battle. Tho rail
road, which had been patched up by our sol
dlors so that trains could run on It, has its
western terminus about a mile and a half from
Bant I ago and on the hill. It was necessary to
wait two hours until tho superintendent was
pleased to pull out from the Engineers' camp.
"Are there any sick In your camp?" was
asked ot a stalwart soldier who carried tho em
blem ot the castle on his hat.
"Yes. there are a good many down with ma
larial fever," he said, gravely, "and wo have
four cases which are supposed to be yellow
Tho old-fashioned locomotive, pulling two
box oars, puffed up about 1 o'clock from a sid
ing which connected tho main lino with a pier
below. The cars were full ot refugees, ragged,
sick and Btarvod. Thoro could bo no poorer
people in the world and none more wretched.
The womon were half naked and the children
wholly so. Many ot them were helpless from
calrntura (fevor). and had to be lifted to tho
ground. Their arms were mere skin and bono,
their eyes hollow, and it was many a dnyslnco
their hair had been cared for. Thoro was a fetid
smell In tho car. This human freight put off,
the train started for Blboney. Bestdos Tnc
Bun man the passengers wore two well-dressed
young Spaniards, who tried to talk with the
Americans, and woro very good natured. One
of them had just come over from Jamaica to
say good-by to his father, a Colonel In the
Spanish Army, who was to bo transported to
The train was an hour and a half lurching
down to Blboney. What a forlorn, repulsive
place it was, all ruins and soiled tents, the air Im
pregnated with sickening hospital odors I Tho
tent covered the wounded and sick who had
not been taken off to the cool relief ships nnd
the Twenty-fourth (colored) Infantry. Sullen
and listless, the soldiers sat about their tents as
it hating their fate and dreading the fever, and
no sound cams from the wounded. The hos
pital doctors woro quiet and thoughtful, and
tbelr eyes sometimes scanned the sea for
a sail, which was force of habit. Thoy
seemed to be unsociable, but they were weary
almost unto death. These men were tho heroes
of the rear, and they deserved the medal of
honor even more than tbe men who hod led
their companies up to the trenches on Ban
Juan. The story of their devotion to duty and
sublime unselfishness can never be written.
but It there Is a recording angel It was not la
In the little cove one small ship rode where a
month before floated an armada blaok with
troops who were dreaming ot glory. On the
hillside above the colony of tents thero wore
many mounds, where the dead had been laid
In suoh hurry that the military salute could
not be fired over all of them. Besides, the
emotions ot the wounded had to be considered.
The hideous buzzard was the only tenant ot
the turquoise blue sky, tho surf flashed on the
beaoh. and in the offlng trailed the smoke ot a
transport bound for new fields of glory In Porto
"Can you tell mo anything about BathomT"
Tnx Sun man asked Major La Garde, who was
In charge of the hospital.
Bathom was a strapping. One fellow, who had
represented a San Francisco paper, tho most
popular of all the correspondents. It would bo
correct to say that he was a strapping fellow
before he oame down with the yellow fever.
At last accounts he was having a hard struggle
with death, but he had an Iron constitution and
waaexoected to Dull through. The Bum man
supposed that he was convalescing in the
States by this time.
"Rathom? Rathom?" said the indefatigable
La Garde, " what was the matter with him f
YeHow fever; yes, yes. Well. now. I have charge
of only the wounded. Suppose you see tho
steward, who keeps the books."
The steward could give no Information, but
he said ;
" Look here. I have a big bundle of letters for
John F. Rathom. Will you see that they are
delivered ?"
Tub Son man promised. Everybody with
the Fifth Army Corps was a willing postman,
for letters turned up in all sorts ot places. The
steward thought that another man kept the
yellow fever books. As the writer turnod away
bis name was called from one of the tents. A
man lay In It under a mosquito netting. It was
Dr. Parker of New Orleans, one of the Chilian
surgeons with the army, and a good friend ta
everybody as well as a good surgeon.
" I am juBt recovering from tho yellow fever,"
said tho doctor. "Strange I passed through
two epidemics In New Orleans and had to come
to Cuba to get it."
Dr. Parker thought that Rathom was stilt in
the fevor hospital up In the hills. The Sun
man said good-by to the doctor and was mov
ing on when a spectre appeared. beforo him and
grasped his hand. It was tho own himself
wasted, yellow, feeble, with dim eyos and a
straggling beard. lie had been In the Bhadow
of death,
"The doctors told mo one evening," he said,
"that I would die before midnight, and I dic
tated some furowell letters. I gave myself up,
but it wufl to be otherwise."
The bundle of letters was handed to him.
They had bean accumulating for weeks, and no
one knew whero tho man was to whom thoy
were nddcessed, The Postmastorhad been one
of the 11 ret patients to die of the fever. Imagine
yourself fighting death tor weeks, emerging
from the valley to smell the rose above the
mould (as If a flower could grow In ghastly
Slbonoy I) and having a bundle of letters from
your friends and loved ones thrust into your
hand I
Rathom was alone, ft one of his fraternity, sick
or well, was on the beaoh. Even Dr. Parker,
who was an old acquaintance, had not known
whero he was. He was simply a name entered
on the yellow fever books. If they could bo
found. He asked about mutual friends with
the same good-natured smile that was a char
acteristic ot him, but It was a wan nmllo now.
He bogged Tuk Sun man to come to see him
the nxt day, but Slbonoy was quarantined. One
might steal in and out once, but Gov. Wood
had threatened to put anybody In jail who
tried it. Tun Hum man was therefore doubtful
whether he could see tho last man on the beach
again while he remained there. As the englno
pulled out Rathom shouted to the visitor sit
ting on the coal heap:
"Do you know where my baggage Is?"
Here was more pathos. Tho reply was that
the last man's effects had been taken to tho
'very hospital tent from which he had just beon
Chaos nnd sorrow and death, thy namo Is
I.l.ut.-Col, I.OBBU of the Ninth Massachu
setts lias Yellow Fever.
Boston, Aug, 6. Tho wife of Llout.-Col
Logan ot the Ninth Massachusetts has received
a cable despatch saying her husband is ill of
yellow fever, and that he was on a transport
expected to arrive at Tampa yesterday. The
despatch says Capt. Dunn and Sergeant Sul
livan of the same regiment are also on the
transport, both stricken with yellow fever.
Mrs. Logan, accompanied by Dr. Uiblln. left
last night for Tampa, taking a letter from
Adjt -(Jon Dalton to Gen, Corbln asking per
mission to care for her husband
Spanish 4s nt 4.
1 Spanish 4 percent bonds sold In the London
market yestcrdry at 42.
itven to col. irzsTOX.
Ha Wat Commissary at Blboney nnd He
railed 00 lilt Coat and Worked Like a
rack Male-Why Ills fluperiors Like Ulia
and Shatter Advises Ills Promotion.
fliNTUoo db Cuba, July 28. Was an army
over beforo supplied with rations under suoh
conditions as existed nt Daiquiri and Blbonoy?
Eaoh place is a small cove whero a Burt always
runs. Before a stiff southorly wind It becomes
a line of breakers. There vras no storm while
the nnny was waiting for Its menls to be
brought up from Slboney. Had there boen
ono prior to tho surrender our troops might
well have been forced to fall back, becnuso n
big storm would havo wrecked tho only lighter
In commission, and the Laura was as necessary
to tho landing of Btoros as a t ourth whool Is to
the rolling of a coach.
Tho oxnedltion should have had nt least flvo
opon-deok lighters; It had one. You cannot
land stores in a cxnd unless you havo lighters,
for coves nro not orovlded with wharves at
which large steamers can unload. Thoro was
an apology for a ballasted pier at Daiquiri,
but It was only 20 by 24 foot, and In breezy
weathor a lighter could not llo up ngalnRt It. It
was at this pier thnt two troopers of tho Tonth
Cavalry were thrown from tho gunwale of n
boat and drowned. In calm weather thore was
a lazy swell at tho llttlo plor which made the
stovedoros' work hard.
The expedition had no boats adapted to the
carrying of freight nshoro. Goodness only
knows how tho stores would havo been un
loaded but for tho cooperation ot Capt. Good
rich of the nnvy, who lent the army two 10-ton
boats for tho purpose This is tho way tho
work was done: Tho Lnura tied up to a trans
port, and boxes of rations woro earrled through
gangways to her deck: sho was then run as
near the shoro as safoty would permit: thoro
her freight was transferred to the boats and
they woro dragged through tho surf: after
ward each artlclo was carried on tho shoulders
of mon to an ever Increasing pllo, where the
chief commissary and tho quartermaster had
established their temporary headquarters.
The artlllory was landed at tho little pier on a
still day.
Whon the Fifth Army Corps loft Tampa the
transports had In their holds 1.800.000 com
plete rations, consisting of hard broad, flour,
bacon, canned beef, sugar, vinegar, salt, soap.
pepper. Ac, or a threo months supply for tho
army in Cuba. Owing to limited railroad ac
commodations at Tampa It was ofton tho case
that when a particular car was called for the
wrong car was taken from a siding, nnd, rather
than lose time In bringing up tho right ono. the
commissary opened It and transferred the con
tents to the Btcnmor's hold. Whon the tlmo
came to unload tho shipnothing could bo found
in the right place.
In recommending Col. John F. Weston. Chief
Commissary of the Fifth Array Corps, for pro
motion. Gen. Bhaftcr used the following lan
guage: " To him, perhaps, I am moro indebted than
to any othor officer for the successful Ibsuo of
our operations. Often when it seemed impos
Blblo to overcome the difficulties in the way of
bringing forward supplies. hN indomitable
energy and good judgment have triumphed
over all obstnetos."
This is said to bo tho strongest indorsement
which Gen. Shaftor has given of tho work of
any officer whom ho recommends for pro
motion. But for tho difficulties with
which ho had to contend ttio nrmy would
novor havo heard of tho part Indefati
gable, hard-working, plain John Weston
played in tho camrnign which ondod in
the surrender ot Santiago. Tho oldor officers
knew him woll. A moro boy. 10 years of ago.
ho enlisted In the Fourth Kentucky Volunteer
Federal Cavalry in 18(11, serving to tho end of
the war. He was a Mnjor at 10. and during
three months of Thomas's campaign against
Hood ho commanded the regiment. A month
after his discharge in 1805 ho went back to
school, but evontually returned to tho army,
accepting a commission In the Seventh Cav
alry. Ho distinguished hlrasolf with Custer in
his Indian campaigns, and Is regarded as too
nervy a fighter to be a commissary. But he Is
just as good a commissary, ana tne prooi oi it
Is not only Gen. Shatter's pralso of him. but
the fact that Miles wants him in Porto Rico.
Weston is a success as a commissary bocause
he takes off his coat and works, unmindful of
appoarancos, makes others work, works all
the harder when his tools nre poor, and is not
afraid to assume responsibility. Shatter llkos a
man who does things and neverasks how he has
done them. He likes Weston because without
him tho Santiago campaign might havo been a
failure. This, therefore, Is the story of a com
missary who counted for something.
When tho fleet arrhod at Baiqulrl on June
21 Weston was ordered to put 200.000 rations
ashore. Tho next day tho base was changed to
Slbonoy, and he had to feed the army from thnt
point. Slbonoy seemed to bo an Impossible
place for the landing of supplies. Tho cove
was smaller than that at Daiquiri, nnd the surf,
.therefore, heavier; thero was no pier at Slbo
ney and jagged rocks showed near tho surface
of tho water at low t'de.
The loaded transports came up and cast
anchor off shore. As soon as tho troops could bo
disembarked by boat and many a soldier had
to jump Into tho surf Col. Weston began to
get tho hardtack, bow belly, beef nnd coffee off
with the aid of the Indispensable Laura. It
was a tiresome and oxasporatlng business,
tho lighter tossing at tho sldo of the big
steamship and threatening to part hercublo.
Progress was too slow to suit tho Impetuous
spirit of Weston and he fumed over the lack
of a pier. But he innda tho best of things, nnd
day uud night pushed tho work, going about In
a disreputable pnlrof white trousers and u flan
nel shirt. He let his board crow bee miBo ho
didn't lmo time to Blmo; pometlmoi ho for
got to wash his face; ho ntc his meals In u most
Irregular fashion foramnn of 02. nnd ho slept
anywhere. Homo tlmo. between midnight and
daybreak, now on tho dpek of tho lighter and
now on ft sack Inn corner of tho old sawmill,
whero he had taken a bench for nn ofllco desk.
At Slboney every pound of rations was carried
through tho surf on tho backs of naked mon,
It WOH no piuca iuru juun wiui u iuk uu nun,
Tho Laura would como toterlng in ; her boxes
would ho transferred to the boats In a billowy
sea, tho boats would bo pulled Into shallow
water, and tho carriers would present their
backs for tho load. On dry land tho mule
would tako tho plneo of tho man. Wagons were
often used, but the pack mule always. Soldiers
were trlod at the work of unloading tho boats,
but were not fitted for it, Sixty stevedores,
most of whom woro from New York, bore tho
brunt of It, nnd they will toll you It was the
hardest work they overdid In thelrlles.
At ono tinio Col. Weston got 100,000 rations
ahead of the game-that Is to sny, lio piled up
so many rations in oxcoss ot tlm demand at the
ft out ; but one day it bi'gun to blow, tho surf
ran high and ho had to ttop operations for
throo dujs. Thou Ills pllo molted away to
10,000 rations What would hao happened If
0n blow had been u big storm 7
On the last iluj of Juno he unloaded some
officers' stores, Including jelllen, llmo juice,
canned Boupa, and other delicacies which are
putoiibulit Hut this lot wiw nner bold. On
the atoning of .lulyl tl.o wounded began to
eoine in from the b.ittlnlleld beforo Santiago,
and on July 2 them was n heartrending pro
cession of them. Ui Lagnrdo's touts woro soon
full to otcrllowiiig, unil ho and his surgeons
and holpers woro kept busy for Botcnty-two
hours amputating limbs, dressing wounds, and
bending nn our to the InstwordBof the dying,
Tho offlcors not or got the dollcaclcs Weston
had landed; he turned them over to Major La
garde, cheerily assuming whatever responsi
bility attached to tho act
Early In July tho roport got nbout that thoro
was yollow fover nt Hlboney At llrst scant
Attention was paid to It, but when Dr Gutteras
diagnosed some of tho cases as yellow fetor,
and a hospital tent was put up In the hills back
of tlm town, there was something like a panto
and muuy ot those who could get away were
suddontr seized with nostalgia. Passage on
outgoing transports was In groat demand.
There were departures without the saying of
farewells. In fact, thoro were disappear
ances. Borne who were not afraid ot bullets
blauchefy before yellow Jack and decamped.
Tho epldomlo spread and the lll-smolllng,
mouldy and plcturesquoly ditty houses In
Slbonoy wore burned. It became a tent city,
of which tho dwellers were tho wounded In tho
hospital, a few newspaper men who stuck It
out, a battalion ot engineers, and Col. Weston
and his commissary foroo. The Colonol kopt
on working down at tho water front -nd up
at tho sawmill as If Slbonoy w . .., tho
most dolcctablo places on earth, and llfo
were Just what you cared to hnvo it. Illscyos
grow rod from want of sleep, his white beard
Ion go r, and his clothes more shabby. Mon
would havo perished in tho trenches be
fore Bantlngo-they woro sick nnd spent
nlready-if tho Commissary Department
had not kopt working away at rush
orders. Tho remarkable thing was that this
man, past mlddlo age, who tolled as hard as
anypackmulolnthe army, always had a joko
to crack and helped a strongor equally with his
frlonds. Ho kept open house, and many a man
who had nevor soon him before and had gono
tohlnUotellataloof woe was Bltttlng at Col.
Weston's mess tablo bofore he know It and
eating of tho bestho had. Sometlmesastrnnger
wantod.to pay for a meal, and then tho Colonel's
faco was a study. Tho man didn't pay for tho
By July 12 Col. Burr's engineers had built a
rude wharf, whloh facilitated tho landing of
stores not a little. About this time Gen. Miles
sent for Weston to como aboard ono ot the
transports to have a talk with him. When ho
presented himself tho Commissary Colonol
looked moro like a tramp than an army officer,
so black was tho aoat ot his linen trousers from
sitting on sacks and boxes and so frayed at the
bottom. Ho woro no cravat and his beard was
raggod. A volunteer aide would havo turned
up his nose at tho shabby figure, but Miles
knew him for his truo value. Weston wears a
uniform only on stato occasions.
When Santiago surrendered tho Commissary
Colonol got a wharf, and ho was in his glory.
Ho moved up with a sigh of relief, and there
after his night's rest was something more than
a cat nap. But aftor month's work such as
would have crippled most youngsters ho was
as sound as a nut and as cheery on a cricket
Gen. Stiles Recommends That Lieut. -Col.
Illce lie Appointed Colonel.
Boston. Aug. 5. Gov. Wolcott, in reply to a
telegram sent to Washington yesterday re
questing confirmation of the resignation ot the
officers of tho Sixth Massachusetts Regiment,
now In Porto Rico, received a despatch this
morning saying that nothing official was known
ot the report In Washington. Shortly after this
ho received the following despatch from Gen.
" Ponce, Porto Rico, Aug. 3.
" Gov. Regtr rrolootl. Button, Slnu.;
"The Colonel and Lleutonant-Colonol ot the
Sixth Massachusetts havo resigned. I recom
mend that Llout-Col. Edmund RIoe. U. 8. V.,
who had the best regiment In tho Army of tho
Potomac, be appointed.
" Nelson A. Miles,
" Major-General Commanding U. B. Army."
Gov. Wolcott Immediately replied that when
Informed ot the date of Col. Woodward's
resignation, ho would act on Gon. Mlles's
recommendation. Lieut. -Col. Edmund Rico Is
known as ono of the best disciplinarians in the
army, and his selection meets with approval by
overy ono at the State House. Ho served
through the civil war. being promoted several
times for gallantry at Antletam. Gettysburg
nnd elsowhoro. At the close ot the war he hold
tho rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He re-enllsted
In the regular army In I860 as First Lieuten
ant. In 1883 ho was promoted to a Captaincy
in the Bame regiment.
Great surprise was manifested at tho State
House when Gen. Hilos's ohotce became
known, and no one yet knows just how It camo
about. Satisfaction at tho news, howover. was
universal. Nothing more has been learned as
to the cause of the resignations, as official con
firmation came only this morning.
The 3Vanscri'pl publishes the following, dated
Ponco. Porto Rico. Aug. 4. via St. Thomas.
Aug 5:
" Of tho Sixth Massachusetts officers the
Colonol, Lieutenant-Colonel, end threo Majors
and threo Captains resigned. They were
charged with incompetency and lack ot discip
line. The troublo In the Sixth Massachusetts
Is portly attributed to the fact that white offi
cers refuso to return the salutations of the
negro company. The examination, no doubt,
will end In a separation, which will be. in effect.
a dlsbandment."
Wabhinoton. Aug. 5. An Inquiry has been
started by the Secretary of War In regard to
the trouble In the Sixth Massachusetts Volun
teers. This telegram was sent last night:
" Oen. Jtfibi. Ponce, Porto Rico:
" Seorotary of War desires to know If there Is
any unusual cause or Incident connected with
the reported resignation of the Colonol and
Lieutenant-Colonel of the Sixth Massachusetts.
This Inquiry Is madoat theinstanoe ot tho Gov
ernor ot Massachusetts.
" 11. 0. ConniK, Adjutant-General."
A reply was received by cable from Gen.
Miles to-day saying that a board had beon do
tailed to examine certain offlcors in tho Massa
chusetts regiment who had been charged with
Inefficiency. Upon hearing of the appointment
of tho board four officers of the regiment
handed in their resignations to the command
ing General and they were accepted. This
ended the matter and tho board was dis
charged. Tho officers who were charged with
Inefficiency, and who resigned to forestall ac
tion by the Examining Board, are Col. E. F.
Willard, Licut.-Col. G. B. ChafOn, Major G. S.
Tuylor and Capt. W. L. Goode.
Ceil. Copplnger's lteport of Passengers on
the San Marcus anil Comal.
Wabhinoton, Aug. 5. The following dolayod
despatch was posted ut 11:20 A.M. at the Adjutant-General's
" Tampa, Fla., Aug, 3, 1808.
"R. A, Alatr, Srcrttary of War, WaMngton:
" List of possengors on steamship Ban Marcos
at Quarantine station, Egmont, Fla. Major
Llowellyn, First United States Volunteer Cav
alry: First Lieut. Charles 1', George, Hixteonth
Infantry, on leato; Second Lieut. H. H. Btout,
Sixth Cavalry, under orders, and 20 discharged
soldiers and 23 teamsters; also remains ot
Lieut. Babcock, Thirty-third Michigan, who
died In hospital at Slboney,
" On steamship Comal Major W. G. Latloner,
Capt. R. Marcottes. Lieut. J, MoNaughton, and
32 soldiers and 17 teamsters, 11 stevedores,
5 officers' sorvants, 0 correspondents, 1 Red
Cross nurse; passengers on all transports; all
reported doing well; no serious lllnoss.
"Coi'MNOicn, Major-General,"
The Michigan Nuvul Reserves to Da Dis
charged from tho Hervlee To-Day.
Wabiijnoton, Aug. 5, Tho reduction of the
present large naval force of tho United States
will begin to-morrow, when the Michigan na
val rosortes, manning tho United States auxil
iary oruUor Yoscmite, will be discharged from
the son Ice. Tho Yosomlte is at Newport News,
Va. She was formerly ono of tho Morgan Hue
steamships, and will probably be resold to that
oompuny. Only a caretaker's crew will bo left
on board after the mon are discharged. The
naval resorve organizations will be discharged
from the service as faBt as the Navy Depart
ment can dispose ot the vessels thoy are man
ning. Nortli-llouud Troops Fats Through 8a
Bivannaii, Oa , Aug. fi . This afternoon sev
eral trains passed through Bavannah having on
board the members of the Sixth United States
Catalry from Fernundlna for Montauk Point,
L. I., where they will be encamped To-morrow
morning the Ninth Regiment of cavalry
from Tainpu will so through to tho same place.
DinilS 27(0.1 SANTIAGO.
All Greatly Improved by the Voynge Chief
Commlxary Weston Hayi Ills Depart
ment Did lis licit Transports llndly
Loaded Iteiolnte's Cargo a Oodtend
Dr. McCookDescrlbns Soldiers' Sufferings
A United States transport bringing a few sick
soldiers from Cuba arrived hero yestorday In
such excellent condition that Dr. Doty, Health
Officer ot tho port, wont up to tho bridge, after
looking ovor the vessol, and oompllmontod her
Captain on the cleanliness which wan apparent
on nil sides, nnd on tho way In which tho sick
men had been cared for. Tho stoamshlp Is tho
old Clyde llnor Iroquois, now known ns Unltod
States transport No. 25. 8ho left Santlngo
stocked with fresh wntor, provisions and plenty
ot bucIi modlclncs ns wore colled for by
tho aliments ot tho sick men who woro
shipped north on her. Sho got horn with tho
sickest ot her passengers greatly improvod.
Sho was ns spick nnd span as n passenger
Btonmor, and tho twenty-ono soldiers and
civilians who came up on hor had nothing but
pralso for Capt Komblo. Officers who woro
yellow ns saffron from tho swamp fevers of
Cuba whon thoy boarded the Iroquois at Santi
ago landed yosterday, tholr thin faces coated
with bronzo. Thoy wore still a llttlo wenk, but
nil said that a week up north would put them
almost In fighting shape again. Sovoral of
thorn said that the trip proved to them that tho
army should bo brought north at onco. Whon
thoy loft Cuba thoy wore in the grip of malaria,
and didn't much euro what hnpponed to them.
Life was. never sweotor to them than it was
Following is a list ot tho soldiers and civil
ians who were oa tho Iroquois:
Booas, Col. D.. Ninth Massachusetts Volun
teers. On sick leave.
Fonnuan. Major William 0., Ninth Cavalry.
On sick lenvo.
Jones. Llout. W. K.. Sixth Infantry. On sick
Page, Col. JonN H., Third Infantry. On slok
RonsnTS, Lieut. 0. D. Ordored north to re
port for ordnance oxamlnntton.
Weston. Col. John II.. Chlot Commissary.
Ordered north to prepare to join Gon. Miles at
Porto Rico.
Wise. Llout. Huon D., Ninth Infantry. Or
dered north to report to Gon. Henry T. Doug-
WAimsN. Lieut. H. H.. of Gen. Lawton's staff.
On sick loavo.
Andebson. John E.. private. Co. D, Ninth
Massachusetts Volunteers. . .
Dknet. Thomas. Sergeant. Co. B, Ninth In
Dawson. N. E.. bandman. First District ot
Columbia Volunteers.
Fabbell, J private. Co. H, Ninth Infantry.
KiuuBKorp. Rabbi Joseph, of Philadelphia,
member ot tho National Relief Commission.
McCooK.thoHev. Dr. Henry O.. of Philadel
phia, member ot tho National Relief Commis
sion nnd chaplain of Becond Pennsylvania Vol
unteers. Leaky, .
Mai.loey, B. T., olork to Col. Weston.
TnAVERS. M. O.. clerk to Col. Weston.
Four nowspapor correspondents.
All but tho private soldiors were landod. Col.
Weston said to a report or:
"The work of landing supplies at tho differ
ent points In Cuba, whoro thoro were troops to
be fed. was more dtfllcult than most people
Imagine. After wo loft horo wo wont straight
to Aserradero. where wo landod prot Islons for
Gens. Rabt and Castillo. That was on Juno 20.
The noxt day wo went to Balquiri, where we
had orders to land 200,000 rations. This we
found to bo Impossible Wo got 100.000 rations
ashore, but that was tho best wo could do.
"On Juno 22 tho depot was changed to Sl
bonoy, which was nenror Santiago and nearer
tho main body of troops. Every day but two,
from that time on, wo landed from 40.000 to
100.000 rations. Tho two days I montion we
stopped sending provisions osboro because
thero was then moro than enough there. Not
onco during all tho time wo were thero woro
thoro less than threo days' rations on shoro for
tho army. We went away with 1.800.000 ra
tions, which was enough for tho whole nrmy
for three months.
"The landing of the food was most difficult
work. All the lightors that were taken along
wore lost at Bea, except one 40-ton open
deck lighter which was sent down from Gal
veston. Wo had to take this lighter alongside
and watt for a heavy swell to bring It level with
tho deck. Then tho men piled things on it
hastily and waited for the noxt rise. Whon she
was well loaded she was sent In toward shoro,
whore small boats met hor and took hor cargo.
Tho small boats took tho stuff further In and
handed It over, box by box, to negroes who
waded out In the surf. Lator a small pier was
built and was, of course, a great assistance
to us.
" One of the great difficulties after we got the
food ashore was transporting it. Thore was
scarcely any other way of getting It up to tho
army than with mules. However, wo managed
things pretty well. On the day of the fight at
Santiago wo had flvo oarloads ot officers' pro
visions, such as canned fruits, mineral waters
and ginger ale, ashore for tho wounded. What
delays there were in getting tho food ashore
woro due to the Improper way in which tho
provisions were packed on tho transports. Tho
things that wo wantod to take out first in Cuba
wore carefully put in first at this end. Camp
equipments, boggago and othor things were
packed on top of tho food. Most of theso
things had been llterallythrown Into the trans
ports, so you can Imagine tho extra trouble It
gavo us to got tho rations ashore.
" I want to Bay about tho transports that havo
come north, that overy ono that brought homo
sick nnd wounded got from me whatever it
asked for I heard of the Soneca and Concho
scandals after I got up hero My department
Is In no way to blame for what happened on
those vessels. I have read In the papers that
thoro wore woro complaints nt tho front about
tho lack of food. Thero were no complaints
that I heard of whllo I was thero. Of course. If
men throw away tholr rations, us thoy did tholr
clothing, It was their own fault Tako as nn ex
ample of this tho men of the Thirty-third
Michigan. Thoy lost soten men nnd three days'
rations In tho Santiago fight. That certainly
was not the fault of tho Commissary Depart
ment. Gen. Bhafter's orders to me woro to un
load only broad, meat, coffeo nnd sugar, but I
managed to shot o off soap, salt nnd n few othor
things for tho boys, as well ns flvo carloads of
officers' supplies."
Col. Weston Is under ordors to proceed to
Porto Rico at tho onrliost opportunity. Tho
Iroquois Is to go to l'orto Hlco, too, und Col,
Weston will probably go with her.
Col. Page, who Is very weak from fever, was
met at tho Army Building by his brother and
taken In n carrlago to the Windsor Hotel.
Tho Rev. Dr MeCook and ltabbl Kruuskopf
wont to Santiago with Lieut.-Col. C. II Gibson
on tho Resolute, which carried n cargo ot deli
cacies provlilod by tho Relief CommlsHlon, Dr,
MiCook, as woll as being a representative of
the commission, weut to Cuba to assist In
caring for the mon ot his regiment, tho Second
Ponusylvanln. He got to Hantlagn after the
surrender uud spoilt all his time In tho Hold
hospitals. Ho said yesterday;
"Thore was not u dozen cots Hint I could hoo
in nny of the hospitals, uud the men had
nothing but rubhor blankets to protect them
from the damp ground. Whon 1 nrrited tho
miri'ly of modlelnes was almost exhausted and
thore was but llttlo nourishing food loft. I re
turned ttlthothors toSantluguat onco and wo
arranged to unload tho Rosoluto. We had u lot
of troublo getting things ashore on account of
the lack of Btotedores, but boforo wo loft we
had tho satisfaction of booing new tents up and
a large supply of cots for the patients in place.
It was wonderful how the men braced up whon
thoy got clean shoots, nlghtgon ns nnd pajamns.
Personally I am delighted at tho orders to
bring the army north. It is all that will sat e It.
Why, in four days whllo I was there
tho number ot sick eases Increased
one thousand, The nrmy doctors were anxious
for the ordors to movo north when I was there,
but they said llttlo for fear of spreading dismay
in the army. It Is not at all surprising that
there are so many of our men sick. What they
hato been through would break down U i
hardlcetof constitutions. Tho odors from tho
trenches mado hundreds III, nnd fever Invaria
bly sot In. Onco away from tho cousl It wosdlffl
cultforthomon to koop thomsolves olnan, nnd
a change of uudorweat was an almost unheard
ot luxury. Tor doyn and nights tho men woro
minor n cront strain, and with a bungling mnll
service, that made It Impossible to hear from
homo, and nothing In tho way of books to ill
vert thorn, tho mon were naturally easy marks
for the diseases of Cuba.
"The patience anil fortltudoof our men under
thesn trying conditions was somothlnu mnr
venous They nre heroesetory ono. Hut I tell
you they mut ho brought nortli nnd nt once, or
the country will bo shocked by wlmt will
happen "
Dr MeCook goes to Washington to-day to lay
a report of what ho saw In Cuba before Presi
dent McKlnley Most of tho other officers on
the Irciuols go to Washington to-day. too.
It May Never llo Knnwrn tTho I'lrst Ttencheil
tho Crest In Thnt Grrnt Cluirgn,
8ANTitno K CunA. July 27. Who wn llr-it
on tho crest of Han Juan hill? Men of Boveral
regiments claim tho honoi whole company
there was nono that gained tho helitht In nd
tnncoof Hawkins's hrlgidc. Tho quest Inn of
primacy will nevor bo Fettled, for sovorul rogl-mentH-tho
Sixth. Hixteonth, Thirteenth.
Ninth and Twenty-fourth Infnntry Insist thnt
tho laurels belong to them Individually. The
Sixth and Blxtecnth were In tho brlgndo of
gallnntoht Hnwklns.
If thero It a dispute about tho taking of tho
hill It Is not surprising, for such was tho Inter
mingling of commands In tho jungle nnd nt
tho bnso of Hnn .Iiinn on that d.iy, and so much
confusion existed ns to ordors, that no one Is a
clear-headed and Infallible witness Tho bat
tle of Suntlago will bo fought ovor and oor
again, and thoro will novor bo unanimity of
opinion on nny point.
"If wo havo takon theso tronchos." said a
soldier aftor tho liattlo, "the glory is ours nnd
cannot bo claimed by our Geiiornls."
Ahlgh-mlndod General of division has said:
"Ban Juan was won by tho soldiors and tho
line officers." Sothutflojdtor and commander
agroo. Whon this bravo old follow was con
gratulated upon his promotion to bo a Mnjor
Gonoral ho said simply:
" I know I owo It nil to tho mon and tho com
pany offlcors."
It was ono thing to glvo ordors In tho forest
botwoon El Pozo nnd Ban Juan ; It was anothor
thing to make them known nnd get them ex
ecuted. To mnny an officer tho memory of his
experiences is vaguo and baffling. Ho only
knows that ho moved forward, forward, ovor
forward, through labyrinth nnd hnll of bullets;
that he lost sight ot his brother ofllcors, and
ultimately found himself on San Juan with
porhops half his own company and some mon
of another.
Tho writer heard that Company Eof tho Sixth
Infantry readied tho ridge first, and ho went to
Capt. L. W. V. Konnon to got his account of Its
motementsonthatday. Tho Captain Is prob
ably tho tallest officer in tho rcRimcnt and n
man of fine presonco. HolmsBOiuo admlrablo
Biineywork to his credit, writes forcibly on
military topics, and Is a student of tho art of
war. Kennon Is woll known in Washington.
His friends perhaps regarded htm ns a theoreti
cal rather than a practical soldier, but in tho
battlo of Santiago ho proved that n man may
bo both.
"It is an old story." began Capt. Konnon.
"how tho Infantry, Qon. Hawkins's brlgndo of
tho Sixth and Sixteenth and the Sovonty-flrst
Now York Volunteors, following tho eatnlry
division, marched up tho road to San Juan and
deployed under a heavy fire to tho loft of tho
road. Tho Sixth wns on tho right and noxt to
It the Slxtoonth. I can only speak ot what my
company did. bocauao the brush was t ory thick
and I had my hands full in looking after my
own mon. They obejod orders llko vctornns,
and their behatior under lire was remnrkahly
Bteady. In the woods wo could not see tho
onemy, and adtancing and lying down, nnd nd
vnnotng again, we kept up a steady lire. Now
and then I caught a glimpse ot Col. Egbert,
who, you know. Is a llttlo man. and ho seemed
to be carriod away by tho spirit of battle, for ho
constantly smiled as he walked about, and
whon I was In doubt and askod him for ordors
ho said blithely: "Forward, always forwnrd.go
forward." I alternated volley firing with
sharpshootlng, and the volleys woro delitored
with the utmost precision, all the men firing
" In the edge of tho wood the companies got
a little separated, I supposo. for when E ran
out into the open on the right-hand sldo of the
road which leads below tho ridgo I Inst sight of
tho rest of tho regiment. Wo eut tho barbod
wire fonce on both sides of tho road, and all ot
my men who had como out of tho wood formod
as well as thov could, nnd, remembering Col.
Egbort's Injunction. I gavo tho order ' For
ward.' The mon individually fired nt tho
trenches as they ndvancod. Wo had not gono
far beforo I thought that I saw signs of weak
ness among tho enemy on tho hill. I at onco
slartod a mnn bock on tho run to tell nny com
pany he could find that tho Spaniards were
jumping out of tho tronchos. and that
a forward movement should bo mado all along
tho loft Then wo raced up tho hill, gaining
tho brow at a point to tho right ot tho block
house. Turning sharply, we ran nt it, and tho
Spaniards, with n few parting shots, tumbled
out and went holtor-skeltor down tho othor
sldo of tho slope to the next hill. So far as I
know, wo wore tho first on toi, although others
who came up on tho left may claim tho honor.
I countod my men : thoro were ttvonty-sevpn
of thom, showing thnt we had lost heavily, nnd
thnt tho company had scattered. Major Minor,
who succeeded to tho commnnd nfter Col. Eg
bert had been wounded, soon camo up nnd said
some very nice things to ine "
But. ob wns beforo paid, thero aro other
claimants to tho glory of first occupying tho
Spanish trenches mid taking tho blockhouse.
Cnpt. Charles Burns of Compnny F, Sixth In
fantry, Is ono of them, and ho behoves that ho
wont up tho hill by n moro direct routt thnu
Capt. Keiiunn. Then there nro mon of the Six
teenth. Thirteenth, Ninth, nnd Twenty-fourth
whose claims can not ho treated lightly. Prob
ably the truth of tho matter Is thnt undor tho
Inspiration of Gen. Hawkins's leadership most
of tho companies of tho Sixth and Sixteenth
nnd, it is s.ifd, one battalion of tho
Betenty-flrHt reached the crest at about
tho samo tlmo, or nt very brief intortnln, and
that tho officers of the other regiments nnmed,
seeing thut the Spaniards wore watering, led
up their men on tho loft, iind the hill was carried.
In tho exeitomeiit ot tho moment each com
pany commander wnh oblltlous of what others
were doing, and yet there was unanimity of
action. Itlshaldthn Spaniards dosortod their
trenches ns soounstlioy henrd the lusty yelling
of tho Americans advancing at tho double into
tho open. It wax (liiusiuiaH on a grander scalo.
Nutul Constructor Howies Derides ta Ite
mote TIiiihii Dnmiigrd nt Dry Tortugni.
Naval Constructor Jlowlet lias decided to re
mote tho dented plates In the bottom of tho
battleship Texas. Theso denlh were caused by
striking nenriil roef at Ilr Tortuga. It wns
at first luti'iiiled to hato the damagod plutes
huiuniored out, but Mr Howies tins decided
that It will bo better to icphicn them with new
ones. A now pinto bus In on placed on the port
Imw vi her' tho il-lnch Spanish hhell w hit h killed
u seaman end-mi.
Tho cunt erted yneht Enquirer went out of
coiniiilfcHlou at tho nuty nrd ivMonlny. Coin
minuter W. II Htuttnn ttur truusfeiri'd to tho
natal rexorte training tdilp New Iliunpshliu
mid First Lieut. Bishop to tho yneht lli-stlCkS,
Hiirlmr Drfeuro Hunt Arctic llliitwi Ashore.
Lewes, Del , Aug. fi. A sudden nnd sovora
northern windstorm aroto ut tho Deluwnro
Break wntpr at 2 o'clock this morning, blow Ing
a hmrlcano for about two hours Theguubo.it
Arctic, the contorted Philadelphia ice boat,
mnnnod by former Philadelphia niitnl reserves
nnd Htntloned hero for harbor defence, was
drlten ashom nenr tho Government pier, nnd
the Ashing smack Mary and Carrie was blown
up high on tho x ch just south of tho quaran
tine station. The Arctic was pulled off thin
morning by the tug Protector without apparent
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eigu commerce, and nono will bo publlshod un :
til the Islands of Cuba and Porto Itlco hnvo
been surrendered to tho Unltod States In ao
oordanee with tho torms of tho note sentto the)
Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs In answer -to
his overtures for peace. Thetnrlffscheduleo
prepared by tho Trensury Department for Ma s
nlhi, Santiago nnd Ponco will apply generally to)
tho Philippines, Cuba and l'orto Itlco, and no
new schedules will bo promulgated for evorT '
plaeo occupied by tho United States forces or
surrendered to this Goterninont without oppo
sition. The Government has not decided when i
It will formnlly nnnouneo to tho world that' it
port In tho West Indies nnd tho Philippines Ja
nre opn to foreign commerce, but thoproba i
blllty i.i that n proclamation cotcrlng all of
f 'uha nnd Porto Hlco and the port of Manila will ' a
bo isui'd soon uftor Spain has assented to tha. j
Amerlcun peaeo terms. Tho officials havd cj
talked over the mntter nnd It is the prevnillnfl B
opinion that thero Is no necessity ot waiting, at f
least with rognrd to Cuba and Porto Hlco, untu If
nil tho Spanish troops hate been withdrawn
anil the new American possessions aro, actually jj
ns well as nominally, undor the control of thlfl
An otllelnl said to-dav that the surrender of
Santiago, for example, romotod the blockade H
of that port. It would not remain closed. h j
wilil. after It had been thken possession of by tha L
L nlted Mates, ns nil American ports wore fro. p
The hlof'kadobeciimiinou-efroctlvonfUirTornr R
surrender, because n nntlon cannot blockade ft
itsown iKirts. and the Unltod States Govern- J
meut. which had declared Santiago closed. wa 6
hound by the rules of International law to re
celt" nil t essoin properly cleared forthatnlaoe 8
by Unltod Slates consular or customs ofnoera,
forty-eight Men Arrlto ut Olit Folnt-Capt.
Alger Amoug Them, f-
Nonroi.K. Vn . Aug. 0. The big steamship t
Obdam, ('apt, Aroy. otherwise designed United f
States Army transport No. 30. arrived at Old f
Point to-day. Sho camo direct trom Ponoe, B,
Porto llleo, and aboard her wero forty-eight J
sick soldiors, principally of tho First and Beo k
ond regiments of Wisconsin Infantry. Tbe sick If
ure mainly sulTorlng from malarial fever, and tf
none is regarded as being dangorouslyl ill. ,5
Tho following officers am among the sick on I
the Obdam: Capt. Alger, son of tho Secretary
of Wars llnior Mills, son of Senator Roger Q. ,
Mills j First Limit. Kulm of Wisconsin, nnd Dr. )
Brewer. Tho sick nro Inchargoof Surgeon-
Major H. K Hradley. j1
The ship. uioii which no rjuarnutlneflog fllos ;,
Is anchored off Old Point awaiting orders from
Washington She will bo ponnltted tolandher
sick here if desired, hut It is bollotod that sho r
will hitnidnrod to go to New York, because tha 1
giMiei.il hoipltul ut Old Point Is well Oiled at i
present i
The follow Ing Is a !lt of her sick, some ot j,
whom hud been in Porto Itlco unlya few daya , .'
when stricken down: I
Cliurles Wfge. finanl Schmidt, Leaner Van f
Bcootdrr, Lorny I). Williams, Arthur Gove, W. ii
T Alton, William Hurbcr. A H Gartner. Jacob I
K. llonnlilo. Kills Mori III. Alfred Nilleneute, IP
C'harlo lloush. Albert AltVldt. Hariyli Cnrl- I
ton. Leonard liurrlmnn, Forrest IMapp, George f
Hart. Lewis Vim Voorhos. II I Tuckur. I. Q. .
lluswdf. i: T NifToiil. II I Darling. K. M. Per- f
hem, John Johnson, Find H-iholoff, rrank Jen- J
iiings. F.inon 1ird. M K Kiddy, Otto Ilnnnlg. 3
K J Ytihdiirf. W I IHtrfU. F Kaginskl. P
William Iliirrls.tius ltloh, KrncbiTlltnn, George i
How land, 11 Ij Paions. Fred lord, George
Klekland. Amlrus StrehW. a tor Leven-
kugon. Charles hrunira. ,11 II Uaker, F, B. f
Vaughn, H. N. Looke, Audrew Klgstran, Jofc

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