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I II ,2 , THE SUN, THURSDAY, AUGUST ll, 1868, n if
IK H& Fortrood, asked what she oould do to help him
R IS' out.
ft S ' penUrs." ho said.
E? I m' Mm Walworth (tot a carriage and drove
, ffl ft twelvomllostoAmagansett. Bha could set but
Bfc alx quarts of milk thero, but she got six quarts
(fif H more In tho onlr houso she piuwd on tho way.
H I- nnd wired Kasthampton to aond all tho milk
ft K, It had for Mia. Thotwelvequartsof milk went
K a long way toward rellovlng the tick men. and
ff their gratitude was enough to brine team to
f ' fi' one's oyos. Jostaaaoon as tents In the new
m S. hospital aro put up theso sick men will be
J transferred to them, and everything that can
C i be done for thorn will be done. With proper
Br I nourishment and medlclno thoy will soon bo up
E - and around, fortho rory air here Is a tonic.
1 I Mrs. Walworth went to Now York this after
E B noon for thirty carpenters, and ears that tho
P J War Ilellof Asso6latlon will pay tholr wages If
ft F the Government doesn't. Helen Gould and Mrs,
K k Bussell Sago wired Mrs. Walworth this after
!E r noon that thor will be hero to-morrow to lay
Iift Plans for tho association's work In camp.
E. f Howard Townsend of tho lied Cross arrived
S a hero to-day to tako ohargo of the nod Cross
' . p irork. A Bed Cross yacht Is ezpootod hero to-
x ?; morrow loodod with supplies.
Vj v. ' To tho groat relief of ovorybodytho quaran
f Z tlno question has been about deoldod, and It Is
t ' f ' bow pretty cortaln that tho transports will
' . , i eome straight horo and land their mon at tho
j ci iron pier on tho Bound sldo of tho port. den.
Tonne rocelvod word to-day that D. Dotr. tho
I Health OITlcor, would como hero to-morrow
., and make arrangomonts for the proper con
If, duct of tho work of disinfection. Dr.Dotydoos
tik ' ' W ' j; not como hero In his ofllolal capacity, butattho
K ') suggestion of Gov. Black. Ho will simply glvo
W 1 tho officers hero the bonofit of his ozperlonco
, , bias Health Ofilror, and ho will certainly bowel
's, v corned with open nrms. Gen. Yonng nlso got
S i ' word that tho big disinfecting bargo Protcotor
JF ' hnd loft rhlladolphla and would nrrlvo horo to
il .morrow and that tlio rovonuo outtor Dextor
E ' t "i was on tho way hero.
Sr The plan Is to bring tho transports up to tho
ST I ,- ron plor, which will bo guarded by plokcts.
J, I? All of tho clothing of tho men will thon bo dls-
S I i. .jlnfoctod In wooden buildings, which aro to bo
F I ' " omctod on tho bench. Tho men will thon bo
JS I', "marched to the dotontlon enrnpn. tho wounded
F and sick being takon In nmbulanccs. Instead
i' y ' of ono detention camp for 5,000 men. there aro
jj J 'tobeflvo, each ono capnblo of accommodating
t.' i 000 men. Theso camps will bo noparatod
;! f and tho only road to thorn will bo closod up.
;"' I. Armed pickets will surround thorn, and It will
? P bo dangerous business for nny ono to try and
B'. jr i get by tho guards, for tho ordors will bo to
ii X " ihoot without hesitation. Aftor the mon aro
R 9 ' off tho transports tho Protector will disinfect
K. h ( the steamers, and tliov will anchor hero until
E. ? ' ordored somewhoro elso by tho Washington
B' if nuthorltlos. It has beon docldod horo to carry
r out to tho very letter any suggestions mado by
I I' Dr. Doty.
, Tho question of establishing cantcons hero Is
E If an interesting ono. ory train brings down a
K i dozen mon looking for privileges, nnd tho ma
Wt 'f jority of them wnnt to open canteens. This
H j county Is prohibition, so strictly so that up In
K .,' West Hampton, If ou wnnt n drink, you have
R I to go Into a cignr store and pay 20 conts for a
B h flvo-cent clear, and then lmvo a drink with the
m S proprietor, as his guest, of course. Tho army
H S peoplo favor tho canteen. From experience
Q they know tho nbsoluto necessity of that instl
K tution, and thoy nro pretty well convinced that
B v , they can have them In camp whether tho county
B omcialsllkeltornot. It is pretty sate betting
B ',' that the cantoon will bo n prominent part of
H , this camp.
H i i Two hundred and flfty-two recruits of the
B i) Ninth and Tenth Cavalry, colored, arrived horo
B '' attl o'clock on n special train from Long Island
flt J f City. The men have beon at Fort McPherson,
H o K Ga., for weeks nnd have seen no activo service.
BJ fc I Their camp was In readiness when thoy ar-
B f rived, but thoy had a three-ratio march through
Bj j'"a the mud boforo thoy cot thero. Tho mon aro
H S V ' 'n excellent condition, but two men being on
H fc tho eiok list These men were sent to the tem-
B m i ' porary hospital. The troopers brought 320
H K I , horses with them.
BJ W I - The first fatality of the camp occurred this
BJ fc j , afternoon. John MoAndrow. a laborer, was
Bt a I sitting under a freight car whon an englno
Bf n, backed up against it nnd stnrtod it down tho
H. t; i track. MoAndrow was crushod and dlod almost
M S . Instantly.
BJ The first soldiers wounded In Cuba to nrrlvo
Bi & 9 here cams down to-nlsht on the train which
BJ g I brought the Ninth and Tonth Cavalry. Thero
BJ s. I are ten of them, all colored men, and they be-
BJ j longtothoso troops of tho Tenth Ca airy which
BE W- went to the front. Tho most Interesting man
BJ W i ' among them is Sergeant Dyals of Troop C. In
M fc the fight at Las Guaslmas, where so many of
BJ f , tho rough riders wore injured, Dyals was shot
Bg I J', In the loft leg. His Injury was regarded as
BJ ti, I aerlous and Dyals was ordered back to tho coast
B k I for treatment. Ho went, had his log dressed
El f ; ' and then mounted a horso and caught up with
Be it w ' '''9 trooP- decllnod to stay in tho hospital
Br S E and was flnnlly permitted to go on with his
flfc F S mon. In ono of tho fights before San-
BtJ ' g L tiago Dyals was ono of a squad of colored
BE fe P cavalrymen that chargod on a blockhouse and
BE (f K capturod It. Later tho Spaniards mado an
BE K effort to recapture tho blockhouse Dyals was
BJJ t E looking through ono of tho rlllcholcs In tho
BE K " blockhouse when ono of tho Spaniards got a
BE Iff1' llno on him and sent a Mauser bullet into his
BE S loft eye. Tho bullet enmo out on tho right side
BE j ? of Dyal's noao. carrying away n part of that
BE j. f organ. Tho man has lost tho sight of his loft
B S j' eyo and may becomo totally blind. Dyals says
B f that in tho Ijis Guaslmas fight he was only a
B i few yards away from Hamilton Fish whon ho
BB j ; was shot Tho other nlno men woro woundod
By jj : , In either tho legs or tho nrms, but aro now In
BB f t pretty good shape. After they woro woundod
f they all contractod foer and woro takon to
Tampa. Later thoy went to Fort McPherson.
BB j' j Col. Charles A. Woodruff, Assistant Commls-
BB R ; sary-Goneral of Subsistence, Depot Commls-
BJ K ; ; eary at Now York and detailed on Tuesday as
BB 5 ,, Commissary at Montauk Point, awarded con-
BB p v tracts yesterday tor suppllos for tho camp. Tho
Bh r L: 'awards woro oh follows:
BB k To Alexander Kyle of this city, for soft bread,
BB l - .In amounts to bo specified according to tho
BB (,- , wants of tho camp at Montauk Point, sandwloh
Bf j-i , shape, nt :i; cents per loaf of 1H ounces; pan
BK k f shape at 3H cents por loaf of 18 ounces.
BB t ToC. A. DIoomlngdalo of this olty, forpota-
H t ' ; toes, nt 1 7-10 conts por pound; for onions, at
BB I I 147-100 conts por pound; to bo dellvored In
BK '' C quantities to bo speclllod.
BEJ ft ' To W, C. Bloomlngdale, for one week's forage
BH ( V supply for tho animals at the Montauk Point
BB iL ' Camp Oats, at 1.22 per hundredweight; hny.
BB m l&' nt07K conts per hundredwolcht j straw. nt-llK
BJE j I , cents per hundredweight, to bo dollvored in
BBY' J s ' quantities as destrod.
BJE f: I '. To Nelson Morris A Co. of this city, for fresh
Ht 1 beef, ntStl.OU per 100 pounds. Tho speciflca-
BBT i tlons concerning tho beef are precise and full,
BJE "L. .' and It is the evident Intontlon of Col. Woodruff
BJE I "t to see that tho soldiers get gcod meat.
H ; S r Advi t soments for bids for other contracts
BJE , 2 aro bo nu preparod and will bo Issued in a few
H i- days
BBT V Tlioin from the Tnuipa Camp En Route to
BB ! 'i Montauk Arrival of Other Troops.
Hi i Trnlnloads of soldiers, horses and equip-
BJBl menu bound for Montauk Point were arriving
H' ; In the Pennsylvania Itailroad yards at the foot
- i of Day street, Jorsey City, all day yestorday and
HJI l " lastulght. Tho first train arrived at 4 o'clock
HJ l ' yestorday morning and consisted of seven-
HJI 'teen cars, fifteen of which were loaded with
HHft,' j.; horses. Ono car contained camp equipments
BJJJF I ' and n passoncer coach had twenty-ono offl-
IB.I f con om' lne" w,' ,TCro ln cnarB0 of the
BJBf, ,'i v horses and equipments. The train was
BH i' shifted down to freight floats and towed to Day
HHffcjj Dldge, vt hence the Long Island Itallroad Com-
HHJP' pany transported It to Montauk Polut. Two
BHE r hours lator the second train, consisting of nine
BJjK Pullman tourist cars anil two baggago cars,
jB- ' pulled Into the yanl. The tourist cars woro
BB i tilled with rocruiW for tho Ninth and Tonth
BJJEn P Itegular Cavalry, There wero UK) men for tho
HK I - Ninth In charge of Lieut. Landing Parsons.
HEX L Blxty-two reorults for the Tenth wero In charge
BBkK qI Major B. L. Noodwanl. .The baggago cars
BBB Bi vtn climp ("iulpmeat. After the
HJTlEfa11 ' ' - mm
men hnd breakfast ther wero.put on board a
ferrylioat nnd taken to Long Island City, whop
n special train was In waitlug to tako thorn to
Montauk Point. , . ..,..
Tho noxt train, with ftOOreorulisfor tho First
Itegular Cavalry, arrlvod at 7 o'olock. It was
In charge of Cupt. F. A. Edwards. Boon nfter
thoy hnd flnlshnd breakfast another train ar
rived with Ui negro troopers of tho Ninth
llcgulnr Cavalry, They wore commanded by
Cnpt. Wright und had como from Tamrn.fln.
Ton of thorn had seen activo service. Thoy
woro cheered by tho recruits of tho First Cav
alry, and returned tho cheers with enthusiasm.
At 10::t0 A. M. sixteen carloads of horses, ono
freight ear tilled with camp equipments, and
two passongor coaches with the men In chargo
of tho horses nnd equipments nrrlvod. Tho I
cars containing tho horses nnd equipments
woro backed down on freight floats and trans
ported to Bay Itldge. ... ., ,
A little friction occurred botweon Major
woodward nnd Ynrdmaster Frank McNsJly
nlout tho transjKirtntlon of the soldiers. Major
Woodwonl thought tho passenger coaches woro
to be transported on the floats to Day Hidge.
Mr. MoNally Informed him that the companv Is
not allowed to carry passongerears on rrplght
floats, nnd that tho men would hnvotolenvo
tho enrs nml go on board a ferryboat which was
in waiting. Major Woodward was satisfied
with tho explanation nnd took his mon on
lioard tho loat Copt. Edwards wns not so
easily satislled. He looked at his lettor of
Instructions nnd Informed tho ynrdmastor that
the contract between tho Oovornment nnd tho
Pennsyhanla Ilallrond Company provldod for
tho transportation of tho troops from lortMo
Pliorson to Montauk Point without chango of
cars. The Captain declared that ho and his
mon would remain In the..cors until they
reached their destination. Mr. McNally sug
gested jokingly that the cars might ho pullod
bock up tho road so that trafllo would sot bo
blocked. . .. . , , ,.
" I guess not," replied Capt. Edwards. "Our
mon have not soon much servloe. nut I don't
think thny aro tho sort of mon to tako a bluff
from n lot of trainmen." . .....
Cnpt. Edwards communicated by telophono
with Col. Kimball at tho Ounrtormaster'B de
partment in this city, nnd told him of tho
hitch. Ho told Col. Kimball that ho would not
allow his men to leave tho cars without orders
from tho proper authority if ho had to stay In
Jersey City until tho warwns over. Col. Kim
ball communicated with Wnshtngton. nnd
olraut 11 o'clock ordors camo to Capt. EdwardB
to tnko his tnen on board tho ferryboat. ,
The four troopsof tho rough riders whlehhnve
been In camp in Tampa began to arrive. In Jer
sey City last night on route to Montauk Point.
The train conveying thorn is in sovon sections.
Mnjor George Dunn is ln command and has
chargo of the transportation. Thoro are four
full troops, C. 11. I and M. ancl detachments
from tho othor troops, about 000 mon in all.
The first section nrrivednt 8 o'clock In chargo
of Cnpt. George II. Curry. Boforo thoy hnd
beon transferred totho boats tho second section
nrrlvod In commnnU of Lieut. Greon nnd tho
enrs were left standing on the olovutcd tracks
until tho first soctlon had got out of tho way.
Thoro wero 22.1 men In both sections.
('apt. Curry said that not more than twenty
fhoof tho mon are sick, and they hao a slight
fover. Tho othor sefctlons nro on tho way nbout
two hours apart. Each section consists of ten
stock cars, two baggago cars, and two passen-
?:or eoaohes, Tho baggago nnd stock cars woro
aken to Bay llldgo on railroad floats and tho
mon woro takon to Long Island Olty on ferry
boats and 6ont thenco to Montauk.
Sought to trie the Union Veterans' Union to
Further Ills Political Ambition.
WAsmsaToy. Aug. 10. Cnpt. William M.
Meredith, formerly Chlot of tho Bureau of
Printing and Engraving, was a candidate bo
foro tho local Commnndory of tho Union
Veterans' Union at Its meeting on Monday
night for election as a member of thoCom
mandery nnd as a dolegato to tho convention
now in session at Bock Island, III. A plan hnd
already been arranged by which Capt. Meredith
was toboelectod n member of tho Union Vet
erans' Union nnd thon a dolegato to tho conven
tion. In ordor that he might socuro from
tho convention an Indorsement of his claims
for reinstatement as Chief of tho Bureau of
Printing and Engraving. Some of the mem
bers did not fancy the uso of tho local com
mnndory of Union Veterans' Union ns an nd
junct to Capt. Meredith's claims to political
preference, and when his namo was pro
posed as a member of tho local com
mnndery, nfter a spirited debate, it was
rejected. This disposed of his chances for be
coming n delegate to tho national convention
of tho Union Veterans' Union. So certain had
tho friends of Capt. Meredith been of his elec
tion as a dolegato that his credentials had al
ready been sent to him, and all that was neces
sary wns to notify him of his election bv telo
Sraph and he could havo presented hiscre
ontials to tho contention on Tuesday and se
cured his Indorsement.
Cnpt. Meredith is n resident of Chicago,
whore ho lived boforo he became chief of tho
bureau, and where ho has lived since ho was
replaced by Chief Johnson. Cnpt. Meredith Is
very anxious to secure his reappointment and
has worked very hard toward this end. He was
a friend of President Harrison whllo In tho
army and was superintendent of a lnreo bank
noto firm In Chicago when President Harrison
appointed him chief of tho Bureau of Engrav
ing and Printing.
Wero on a Transport TVhen Orders Cams
The Soldiers Dejected,
Newpobt News, Vo., Aug. 10. It Is no longer
a matter of conjecture as to whether tho Third
Kentucky und tho Fifth Illinois reglmonts will
go to Porto nico. Orders wero received to-day
stopping the loading of tho transport ship
Oixlnm, nnd later furthor orders camo directing
that nil of the goods and mon thon on board the
ossol bo unloaded. Sovoral companies belong
ing to tho Fifth Illinois wore on board the
Obdam whon instructions camo ordering them
nshore, and a more dejected looking sot of men
than tho Illinois troops who returned to their
camps this afternoon wore novor soon. The
officers nnd men expected to hear encouraging
news from Washington as tho result of Con
gressman Hlnrlohsen'B visit to the War Depart
ment in tholr behalf,
Tho work of loading the transport ship Alamo
was not completed until after midnight. Short
ly afttr 3 o'clock this morning the vessel, with
Gon. Grant and his staff with tho remaining
companies of the First Kentucky, lefttho docks
and dropped down tho river below Fort Mon
roe, where she anchored until daybreak, when
eh resumed her voyage south.
It m i Knovn whntdlsposltlon will bemads
of tho Third Kentucky, the Fifth Illinois and
the Pennsylvania troops now here. Col. Uulvor
of the Fifth is now watting for orders from
One hundred and forty men of the Signal
Corps, from Chlckamatign, under Major
Haulers, arrived here this morning nt 5 o'olock,
and aro now In camp above tho city with tho
Indiana. Kentucky, nnd Pennsylvania troops.
Nearly three tons of mall has accumulated in
the city Post Ofllco. awnttlng the nrrlvul hero
from New York of tho Concho, which has been
designated a ono of the ships to take troops to
Porto Itlco. The Concho has not arrived, and
thodoparturo of tho mall matter remains In
Fell Overboard from n r.nunrh on the Trip
from Fort tVudnworth to IVhlteatone,
WntTESTONE Lamdino, N. Y Aug. 10. Fred
crick Keeler, a prlvnto In Company A of tho
Twenty-second Regiment, New York Volun
teers, , now In camp nt Fort Schuyler, was
drowned to-night while on his way to Whlto
stono on board tho steam launch Twilight,
which piles between hero and Fort Schuylor.
Tho boat lurched during tho swell of a passing
Sound steamer, throwing Kuclor overboard.
Before tho launch could bo slopped and
turned nround Keeler had disappeared from
view. Ho was weighted down by his heavy
military capo, rubber boots, and rubber
poncho. Three comrades jumpod off tho Twi
light In a vain effort to save him. Thoy wero
dressed similarly to Keeler nnd wero nearly
oxhaustod when rescuod by a boat from a yacht
anchored off here.
Keeler. whoso home Is In New York, was
about 28 years old. He had boon helping cele
brate llremou'A day at Knab's pavilion, Vt'hlto
stono. Ho went oer to Fort Sehuylertoget
supper and answer retreat call. On tho return
trip to attend the ball tho nccldont happened.
His body was not recovered.
Mines In Norfolk Ilorbor Itemoved.
NoRrour. Va., Aug. 10, Tho mines In this
harbor aro being removed, Throe were takon
up on Monday, llvo on Tuesday, and two near
the ripraps which wero thought to bo danger
ous to attempt to remove wero exploded this
afternoon. Liout. Wilcox ordered the tug He
llance away from tho neighborhood, ana had
tho colliers moored near removed to a safo dis
tance Then a button was touohed. A great
column of water rose In tho nlr.perliaps a hun
dred fret, hovered there while the sound of the
explosion lingered, then shrunk back into
the sija.
A Ilouih Rider Ioies a IttC by Accident.
Wisuinoton, Aug. 10. While tho Firkt Vol
unteer Cavalry (Hough IMdors) wero stopping
hero a fow hours to-night on tho way from
Tampa to Montauk Point. Jamos Lewis, n
private. In Company E. In attempting to board
n passing train, missed his footing and fell
under the wheels. His left log was crushod
and amputation was necessary. His borne la
In Helena, MoiL
. '
v :x:'..':;'"n i' "?, mi r- r-
Four Tank Cars Holding; 0,000 Gallons Each
to Iloach the Cnmp To-Day Twenty-flvn
Tons of finppllri Forwnrded "An Amer
ican" Bubicrlbei 98,009 to lied Croi.
The lack of water at the camp at Montauk
Point, causod by the difficulty In sinking wells,
will bo relieved for tho tlmo being by tho Itod
Cross Society. In nccordanco with a plan
adopted yesterday ntn meeting of tho Execu
tive Committee, enough wator will bo on hand
by to-night to supply tho mon for somo days
without recourse to tho wator that may In tho
menntimo bo derived from tho well". W. T.
Wardwoll prcsldod nt tho meeting hold yester
day In tho Chambor of Commerce, and bcsldos
him thero wero present Aloxnnder E. Orr,
Frederick Tnppon. Douglas Robinson. Cleve
land II. Dodgo, A. S. Solomons and John P.
Mr.Wardwell.onbehalfof tho Btandard Oil
Company and tho Union Tank Line, offored to
provldo four tank cars with a capacity of 0,000
gallons ench. Tho enrs woro to bo provided by
tho Union Tank Line, nnd tho Btandard Oil
Company offered to tow tho cars from Commu
nlpaw to Long Island City. From thoro tho
cars would bo takon by the Long Islnnd Rail
road to somo point In Long Islnnd, where a
good supply of pure wntor Is obtainable After
being filled they will then bo taken nt onoo to
Montauk Point.
Tho offer mado by Mr. Wardwoll was Imme
diately accepted, and orders wero glvon last
night to hmothocarsrcndybymonilng. Gangs
of men wore put at work cleaning nnd steaming
tho tanks, nnd thoy will bo tnkon to Long Isl
and Cltyoarlythli morning. Just whoro tho
wator will como from will not bo decided until
to-day. It was said at tho meeting that it
would probably bo got from springs near
Jamaica. Tho four cars with tho 24,000 gal
lons of wator will arrlvo nt Montauk Point
this nltornoon. As soon ns tho wnter In them Is
consumed tho cars will bo refilled, providing
that n sufficient supply of wntor hns not beon
found at tho camp In tho menntimo.
It was announced nt tho mcotlng that the
yacht Red Cross would start for tho camp with
twenty-llvo tons of supplies last night Tho
appointment of nownrd Townsond ns agent
for Montauk Point wasconflrmcd. Mr. Towns
ond went down to tho camp yestordny Inordor
to get tho Rod Cross headquarter s erected by
the tlmo the supplies arrive.
Tho Red Cross Committee on Bupplles met
yesterday morning at tho supply depot at 552
Broadway. Clovoland II. Dodgo presided. Mrs.
Royal Phelps Carroll, representing tho Ambu
lance Equipment Auxiliary, announced that
that auxiliary had on hand an unexpended bal
nnco of $32,000. Tho auxiliary was conse
quently oskod to appropriate $10,000 for pro
viding supplies for tho Rod Cross establish
ment at Montauk Point.
Mrs. Paul Dana of the Woman's Committee
on Auxiliaries gave n full account of tho con
tributions mado by tho several auxiliaries dur
ing tho past week. Several hundred cases have
beon received. Tho call for delicacies for tho
hospitals, together with pajamas and night
shirts, continues to bo very largo, but It was
announced yestorday that every order thus for
received has been filled. A requisition was re
ceived yestorday for fifty rocking chairs for tho
convalescents nt tho hospitals. Theso will be
supplied by Auxiliary No. 8. Mrs. Dana re
ported that of seventy-nlno auxiliaries formed,
sevonty-throe wero already engaged ln active
Tho transport Concho, which will probably
sail to-day for Torto Rico, will carry forty tons
of supplies, ten f asos of dry goods, two hos
pital tents, and fifty cqulppod cots. This is tho
first Important shipment of Rod Cross supplies
for Porto Rico, and it is plannod to equip a hos
pital with thorn, Horace F. Barnes of Boston,
n member of tho Red Cross Socloty. has been
appointed agent for Porto Rico, and will sail on
tho Concho. It has been decided to send some
nurses to Porto Rico as soon as possible, and It
Is quite probable that some of Miss Rutty's
party may go down on tho boat chartered by
tho Philadelphia branch. Whllo tho nurses
may not do much land work. It is thought that
their services would bo of great valuo In nc
companylnc tho sick and wounded North on
tho transports.
D. L. Cobb of the Rod Cross Socloty. who has
been mnkingatour of Inspection among tho
different Southern enmps. arrived hero yostor
day. He succeeded in establishing n Red Cross
branch at Fort Monroe, but found that tho sur
geons thero, while In want of twenty-lholtod
Cross nurses, were not for somo reason per
mitted to call for them. Tho difficulties in tho
way of tho Government taking such nurses It
was thought had been removed, as Surgeon
General Btcrnborg convoyed such an Impres
sion ln tho lost conferenco ho had on tho
matter. In consoquonco of tho situation which
Mr. Cobb reportod as existing at Fort Monroe,
tho Red Cross Society on Tuesday laid the
wholo matter before tho Socrotary of War. It
is hoped that tho decision received from him
will cloar up tho troublos which have arisen
over tho question. An answer is ox pec ted to
day. Tho subscriptions to the Rod Cross fund
now amount to $100,230.02. Among those
rocolved yesterday wero tho following:
"Qracn" f 1,000
Mm. I). Willis Jamea 1.OO0
Mn. Ilenry Kirko Porter loo
"M.W." 100
Collection at Chautauqua, K. Y., throuib W. A.
Duncan 100
"An American" 5,000
Sir, James I,. Ilrerie'a Country Place at
Southampton Thrown Open to the Queiti.
Mr. JnmoH L. Breeso has consented to lend
his houso nnd grounds nt Southampton. L. I.,
for a midsummer feto, to bo given on Saturday,
Aug. 20, for tho bcncllt of tho Red Cross Aux
iliary No. 5, Cot Equlpmont. Mr. Breeso will
personally organlzo tho ovening entertain
ment, which will consist of an elaborate vaude
ville, in which prominent artists from Now
York will appear. Tho porformanco will tako
placo ln a largo lent made for tho purposo, to
bo erected on tho lawn nt thu rear of tho house.
The houso will bo thrown open for dancing
nnd tho grounds beautifully lighted with Jap
aneso lanterns. In tho largo studio adjoining
the house supper will bo servod nil through
tho evening.
Tho tickets aro $0 each and aro sold only
through tho patronesses. A largo numbor of
ladles havo consented to act In this capacity,
among whom aro the following: Mrs. Robert
M. Thompson, Mrs. Honry E. Howland, Mrs.
John Terry. Jr.. Mrs. William H. Hoyt. Mrs,
Bcnjnmln Welles, Mrs. Hendorson, Mrs. Walos,
Mrs. Robertson, Mrs. Humphreys, Mrs. Henry
U.Trevor, Mrs. Barnoy, Mrs. Frederick Dotts,
Mrs. Robert Waller, JrMrs.GoodhueLiviu(s
ton, Mrs, Albert Stovous, Mm. William Juy, Mrs.
May. Mrs. Thomas 11. Howard, Mrs. J. Ker
nochan. Jr., Mrs. Frederick Noilson, Mrs. Do
Lanvey Nlcoll, Mrs. Cliurlcs Brown.
Tho alternoon entertainment will bo a tile
champMre, unit is ln charge of Mrs. William K.
Hoyt Tho large lawn iiwrcnt ot the house. Is
to be the sceno of man)' gay attractions; It Is
bordered with n doublo row of npplu trees,
which gives tlio plaeo Its nume. "tho Orchard.
Under those trees are to bo groupod artistic
booths presided over by women und young girls
In costume.
, A lurgo rug will bo Intd In tho contra ot the
lawn, and twenty young gins will danco a
quadrlllo In shepherdess costumo. There will
ulso bo n quadrlllo danced by twenty llttlo girls
In fancy dress.
One of the booths will represent a Japanese
tea house, and will be In churge of Mr. Robert
Thompson nnd Mrs. Ilenry . Howland. Ton
will bu served by Miss Bertha Munde, Miss
barah Thompson, Miss Eunice Terry, Mlsa
Murian Dowers Loo, Miss lloatrlx Hoyt, Miss
Halllo Barnes, Miss Cecil Uoardman, Miss
Eleanor Russell and Miss Elsie Barker, whose
costumes will bo carefully carried out accord
ing to " the mode of lar Japan."
Tho trees will form the background for the
floral soroens, nnd masses of flowers mingled
with Japanese umbrellas und fans and tea
tables will form a t ideal Japanese scene. The
young women will group themselves at a given
slvnal to sing songs ndaptod from the musioot
"The llclsba." Appropriate and attractive
articles will be for sale.
Another booth will represent aMoorlsh eo ffeo
tiaxoar. ot which Mrs. Charles Drown, Mrs.
Frederlo Coudert. Jr.: Mrs. May and Mrs.
Holey will dlspeuso lood coffee, cigarette and
Eastern trlttea.
The flower table will be In charge ot Mrs.
Buosell Uoadley, Jr.; Mrs. Hydo. llUa Ada
iwnwirwiTiBirtriiitM i i itiroMiiimmi
Godfrey. Mrs. William Manlce. Mrs. .Albert
Htevons, Mrs. Goodhue LtvinRSton. Mrs. Dolsso
vain. Mm. Holbrook Curtis nnd Mrs. Stools.
Theso ladles will wear on thclr.be ads baskets
filled with flowers and their muslin dresaea will
bo trimmed to match. At this table will bo sold
bows for tho hair and artificial nnd real flowers.
Tho iep cream table will be .presided ovor by
Mrs. John Terry, Jr.. and Mrs. Claflln. Tho
three young daughters ot Mr. and Mrs. Duncan
Crydor. with their friends. Miss Norah and Miss
Fnnnlo Iselln, Miss Helen Darner and Miss Jay.
will wear the costumo of Swiss peasants and
will aid In selling Ice cream and cako. whllo six
llttlo boys dressed as French cooks will carry
round cakos on trays to sell. ... ,
Tho toy table will bo In charge of Mrs. Benja
min, Welles. Mrs. H. Ooelot MoVlekar. Mrs.
ItoglnoM Rives, Mr. Thomas Howard and Mrs.
James Kornochan, Jr. Little children in cos
tume will assist in the sale of all sorts of toys
and candy.
Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Ashmoro hnve ar
ranged for "A Klondike Hhnnty." Master
Harry Ashmoro ond Master Charloy Jnckson
will bo tho miners, who, with pickaxes, will dig
up tho nuggets ln claims staked out by tho
customers. Mrs. Hasklns nnd Mrs. Jnckson
will nlso. have a grabbog. A bpy In .costume
will lend about a pony whose saddlebags will
contain grabs. Tho lemonndu stand will be ln
charge of Mrs. Harrr MoVieknr. . .
An amusing feature will bo the Watermelon
ratoh." Miss Milhan and two othor young
women will bo tho "eoona" and will keep tho
record ofsuosses on tho numbor of seods In n
watermelon nnd tho weight ofn pet pig. Prizes
will bo given to tho most aocurnto Ruossors.
Thore will bo donkeys with panlors and goat
carts ln which tho children can rldo. . . ..
.Tho admission for tho afternoon fote Is SI,
children 50 cents. It Is hoped by nil in charge
that there will bo a large attendance not only
from Southampton, but also from tho neigh
boring towns.
lievt. nonsows work iiere.
111! Time Divided Between TVrerklnc Finns
nnd ainnlfeitatlons ln III Honor.
Lieut Hobson has found a daily increasing
mall slnco it becamo known that ho mado tho
Army and Navy Club nt 10 West Thirty-first
street his hoadqnartera In this olty. Many ot
the letters contain Invitations to dlnnors and
receptions, and n good many aro sont for tho
purposo of gottlng his autograph.
After going through his mall yesterday
morning Lieut Hobson visited tho office of tho
Merritt-Chapman Wrecking Company nnd tho
ofllco ot a rubber company to soo about the
preparation ot rubber air bags to bo used in
trying to float the sunken Spanish warships.
Ho oxpecta to havo 138 of theso air bogs ready
for shipment to Santiago byway of Norfolk,
Va., by to-morrow. Each ot theso bags Is
about fifteen foot longnnd nlno tcot wldo and Is
capablo ot lifting twclvo nnd a half tons in tho
Later in tho day Lieut. Hobson went to East
Orango. N. J., to visit his mothor and sister,
who nro stopping thero with friends. Ho re
turned to this city with his slstor and went to
tho Hotel San Rcmo. Central Park West, whero
thoy spent tho evening with friends. Many
of the guests crowded around him to shako his
hand whon ho arrived at tho hotel, and a sort
of informnl reception occupied part of tho
ovening. He expects to havo his work In this
city completed by to-morrow and will then go
to Norfolk and Santiago.
Forty Thonsnnd Letters Discovered to Be In
Quarantine at Kgmont Key.
Taufa. Fla.. Aug. 10. Gen. Copplngor nnd
the vanguard of his expedition will sail to
morrow from Tampa for Porto Rico unless
something unforeseen occurs. Orders to load
tho Bantiago woro received this morning, and
by noon most of tho equipments of tho Fifth
United States Infantry wero on board that
transport. This afternoon ono battalion of tho
regiment went on board ship, and the rest will
load to-morrow morning.
Fifteen Sisters of Charity arrived In Tampa
this morning from the Convent of St. Deatrlco
at Washington, sent by the Government to
nurso tho sick nt Santiago. All of tho sistors
aro immuuen and have been through yellow
fever epidemics. Their work will bo devoted
especially to tho yellow fovor patients, and
they will leave for Santiago on tho first trans
port. Forty nurses arrived here yesterday from
Now Orleans to go to tho front but ns thoro
could be found no way of transporting them
they wore sent back to Now Orleans. Tho ten
nurses son tby tho Woman's Auxiliary Red Cross
Society of New York havo arrived and reported
to Dr. Pnrtello, tho ngont of the Red Cross in
Tnmpn, and have been assigned to the trphold
fever hospital hero and will work undor tho
directions of Mrs. Freer.
Tho long dolay of tho malls from Santiago
which enmo over on tho transport Comal has
6 revoked tho Post Ofllco Department. C. B.
eaver, chief clerk of the railway mail sorvlee.
wns sont to Egmont Koy, whore tho steamers
have been held in quarantine, und last night ho
discovered that more than 40.000 letters wero
on tho Comal awaiting fumigation. They havo
been at tho quarantine station for ton days,
and were ordered by Beaver srnt to tho Islnnd
nt once for fumigation, nnd left Tampa to-night
for their respective dostlnntlons.
The transport Wanderer snlled to-night with
a relief expedition for Gen. Gomez. On the
Wanderer went Dr. Mondez Capote. Vlco-Pres-ident
ot tho Cuban republic, and Gen. Emilio
Nuilcz of this city.
Third Cnvnlry Flnnlly Starts for Montnnk
Point-Drill Work Shortened.
FEBNANniNA. Fla.. Aug. 10. The Third Cav
alry has at last received orders to move, and
the first section of tholr train loft horo this
oftornoon for Montauk Point. Thoro nro flvo
othor sections bearing this regimont and they
will got out during the night as soon as tho
third Is off. Tho second will tako Its leave also
for tho snmo place to-morrow evening. Rain
has been falling nil day, much to tho delight of
every ono, as It 6ervon to lay the dust and
harden the roads that tho heavy army wagons
havo broken up.
Orders woro Issued to-dny by Gen. Carpenter
that thoro should bo no drilling between tho
hours nf H A, M. and 1 P. M., but tho time should
bo used In schooling tho men In army life and
the manual. This chango was made becauso
the General saw that the men were boing
drilled too hard in tho Southern climate, espe
cially at this season of the yoar. Heavy army
freights nro arriving dally and being Btorod
hero. This seems to Indicate that tho camp
horo will remain for nn Indefinite period.
Arrangements havo been made for tho erec
tion of aGovernment hospital horo. Tho build
ing will bo constructed nt nn early date. It Is
to bo 100 feet front, with allconvenlenoos. This
will avoid tho necessity ot shipping mon to
other hospitals, and slek soldiers from othor
camps will bo brought hero for treatment. Tho
camp Is now Improving dully, as reportod by
tho surgeons, and tower men are brought ln
each day. Many are being discharged nnd re
turned to duty. Gov. Show nnd party ot Iowa
nrrlved to-day. They will be entertained by
Oen. Lincoln. The Paymaster is still at work
paying off the army.
Foot Mora Foital Clerks to Ball for Ban
tiago. Wasuihoton, Aug. 10. Four additional mall
clerks will sail from Now York to-morrow on
the transport Yale for Santiago to moat tho de
mands of tho postal servico In tho latter city.
Two of thorn. II. P. J. Mascheck and Huco
Hydeman, are from tho Now York office, while
Steven O, Bridge is from Baltimore and F, J.
Mackey, Jr., is from tho ofllco ln this city. Five
other clerks, Harrison C. Sella of Buffalo, Louis
J. Roblndon of Apploton, Wis.; John II. Weber
of Boston. W. H. Clifford of PitUfleld and n. P.
Lempko o( Savannah. Ga.. have been ordered
to hold themselves in readiness for service in
tho military postal branch ot tho army In Porto
Rico or Santiago,
Capt. riilllp Vltlt Admiral Sampson's
Glen Ridge. N. J Aug. lO.-Capt John
Philip of tho battleship Texas made allying
trip to this placo yesterday afternoon and
visited the family ot Rear Admiral Sampson.
Capt. Philip told Mrs. Sampson that the Ad
miral was In tho best of health, but that tho
tropical heat had reduced his weight from 170
to 130 pounds.
Onve a Dinner to Cenrera and Offleere.
Annapolis, Md., Aug. 10, Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Lucius gavo a dinner at tho Maryland Hotel
to-day to Admiral Cervera and some ot his
officers. Mr. Luolus and wife are Spanish
friends o( tho Admiral. Tho officers present
wero Admiral Corvern. Lieut. Angel Cervera,
Capt. Antonio Eulute, Commodore JosiS Parades,
Commander Adolfo Contreras, Lieut-Commander
Pedro VasquGS. Lieut. A. U. Pusedes,
and Lieut Emilio Manuel Burtron.
Guv, Bradley Pardons Capt. Murphy.
FEANxroBT, Ky.. Aug. 10. Gov. Bradley this
morning granted a pardon to Capt Murphy.
Second Tennessee Volunteers, arrested at Ful
ton tor carrying, concealed weapons whllo re
cruiting. Capt. Murphy was at tbs battle ot
UanUaso with the regular army.
The Editor Uxpected Tlint Ills .Tournnl
Would Bo ftnppremed Surprised to
Zarn Thht He Could Krrp On Print
ing It.lt Ha Printed Nothing Seditions.
Ponce, Torto Itlco, July 30. Among tho first
persons who called upon Gen. Wilson niter ho
took possession ot this city as Its Military Gov
ernor wns tho proprietor ot tho only news
paper published here. Ho was nccompnnlod by
nn Interpreter, and ns soon ns he could get nn
nudlence ho oskod through tho Interpreter
whether his presses nnd typo woro to bo confis
cated. "Of courso not," answered Gen. Wilson
"Shall we bn Allowed to contlnuo tho publi
cation otour pnpor?"
"Certainly," sold Gen. Wilson. "Wo In
Amnrlca bMlovo In liewspapors. and thomoro
thoro nro prlhtod the belter we like It."
This seemed to gratify tho proprietor of tho
nowspnpor very much, but ho wns ovldontly
still uneasy In his mind.
" What io yon wish us1 to say about tho com
ing of t)ie Americans?" bo asked; "or would
you proior that wc say nothing nt nil nbout It?
Shall you lmvo a member ol your staff to tell us
just what wo shall sny nliout your coming?"
"Nol" thoGonornl answered testily, "I shall
not have any ono tell you what to say. You enn
tell the story of our coming, nnd toll It ln any
way that you like, to long ns you toll tho truth.
I don't oaro how j'ou tell It. only don't sny nny
thlng which will tend to sttr up the peoplo to
committing disorders or to hostility to tho
United Stnt6s."
"Vorygood. Wo will follow your directions,
and you lmvo my thanks. Wo will havo n proof
of the papor hero for you nt "
" Damn It," shouted tho General, " I don't
want to Bee your proofs. Go nhend nnd tell tho
story just as It is. Wo don't consor our news
papers, and wo bcllovo In a freo press."
Tho newspaper proprietor got out nn an
nouncement that night that tho publication of
his n6wspaper would bo suspended aftor that
date, but that It would bo succeeded by a new
papor to bo known as La A'tiern Era. and to
night Numcro 1, Ano 1 of this mndo Its appear
ance. In this appears tho following account of
tho landing nt our troops at Port Ponce nnd
tho oecupntlon of tho port and city, printed ln
both Spanish and English:
PinflT TAnT.
On the 27th Inst, at 2 p. m a fleet approach
ing tho port wan slgnallod from tho signal hill
and truly from all tho roofs and points of van
tage of tho city could bo seen throe ships near
Ingour hnrbour nt great spend of which, two
woro apparently transients und tho othor a tug.
It did not tako them long to come Into port
and anchor.
Aftor a while n boat wns seen tolenvothe sldo
ot ono of tho ships bearing n white flag reached
tho shore shortly afterwards with an officer,
who on landing bent his steps to thn Captain ot
tho Port's Office In search of tho Military Com
mandor ot tho town for whom he had a de
spatch. Tho Captain of tho Port answered him that
ho had no military jurisdiction and sont for the
Military Commander residing up town here, to
tnWodollvoryot the despatch brought by said
At nbout this tlmo a small volunteer forco got
into position nenr tho Custom House and tho
two companies of tho regulars, which on tho
first nlnrm of tho approncli of tho American
fleet had beon ordered to tho port, wero echo
joned on tho road lending from here to tlio hnr
lour. With tho latter forces enmo tho Into Mil
itary Commnndor of this district Colonol Snn-
On the latter being Informed that thero was
an American officer boarlng. under flag of
truce, a despatch for him ho replied that with
out direct authority from thoGovornorGeneral
ho could not recoivo it.
On getting this reply tho American officer In
formed tho Contain of tho Port that he would
give half nn hour's grace for the Militnry Com
mander to como mid tako delivery of the de
spatch. In tlio menntimo Sanmartln had como uptown
and had a conference with tho Govqrnor-Oon-eral
by wire, laying before him tho state of
But as tho hour fixed by the American officer
was drawing to its close, nnd ho threatened to
return on bonrd with thodespatch undelivered,
two members of the Consular body Messrs. F.
M. Toro British vlco consul, and P. J. Rosalny
vieo consul of tho Netherlands, went down
to tho port together with our Mnvor Mr. It. U,
CoMrn nnd ouoof our citizens Mr. P. J. Four
nleiwlth tho object of requesting nn exten
sion of the tlmo fixed by tho ofllcor, to await tho
reply ot tlio Governor General.
It seems that tho lattor'a nnswer to tho Mill
tnrv Commander wns that he should do his
dutu: by which, wo suppose, lie Implied that
resistance should be mado, in spite of tho Im
mense superiority of the invading forces nnd ot
thu fleet which, by this time, had increased by
tho arrival of several vessels more.
As tho Americnti commander grow impatient
at the non-return of the first boat sent ashore,
they sont another, bringing two offlcors and n
squad ot soldiers, who boro with them the
American flag and two rockets tor signalling,
wo presume, in case, of ncod.
Siild offlcors with tho squad nnd flog ad
vanced as far as tho very door of Captain of
tho Port's ofllco: but tho British Vice-Consul
requested that tho soldiers should withdraw to
tho seashore, tho officer with Old Glory. Ac.
remaining, howover, at the door nf the building.
Tho Consular and other officers entered the
hulldlng. They were there recolved by tho
Captain of tho Port, who, by the by. was dressed
ln a soiled whito drll suit without any insignia
to denote his rank.
Tho German Vlco Consul Mr. H. C. Frltzo
joined his colleagues of England and tho Neth
erlands In their good offices In thn matter, to
gether with tho American merchant, Mr. Lucas
Bald Consuls began to work to bring
nbout tho surrender of tho town, (which had
been demanded nt discretion) in their desire
to avoid bloodBhcd and damage to tho town, us
tho Spanish forces were Insignificant, com
pared with thoso of tho U. H. nnd besides tho
Spaniards having no doffensiv e works or artil
lery to answer thu lire ot thu fleet.
At about 10 p.m. It was rumoured that nn ar
mistice had beon arranged, in virtue of which,
tho Spanish forces would evacuate tho town
and that the Anierlcan troops would not land
within a stipulated tlmo to allow tho former
forces to got well on tholr way to Albonlto.
It wat reported that this arrangement was
firm and the noophi beenn to trout more f reelr
about the peacoful solution of tho conflict. But,
unhnpplly tholr joy was ot short duration as
at nbout 1. a. m. it began to bo noised nbout
that tho Governor General hnd deiosed tho
Military ConimuiiderBanmartln, ordering him
to clvo up the command to thn Lieut. Colonel
of tlio Civil Guards Instructing the lattor to
offor resistance to tho Invading forces.
On this becoming known tho nlarm was great
among ull classes, and the oxodus to the neigh
bouring country, which had already begun In
tho nftcrnoon and ovening, was Immense, ap
proaching nearly to n panic.
Dut, tho Vice Consuls continued their labours
to obtain that the nrinlstice arranged with Col.
Sanmartln by them, should bo respected and
kept In good faith, and thu representatives of
England and Germany protested ngnln&t Its
bolng brokon and brought to boar on the nego
tiations all the weight that tholr nations rep
resent. Tho Llout-Col. of tho Civil Guard on his
rartsoeinir thu impossibility of rosixtaiien to
tho powerful fleet ot tho enemy, which had
been roenforcod by several ships morn, with
the means he had at his disposal, decided at
length to evacuate tho town, retiring, with nil
tho forces under his onmmnnd, by tho road
leading to tho Interior of tho Island.
As soon aatlils decision was arrived at tho re
trect began but not before attempting to sot
lire to tho railroad station which thoy only
succeeded In burning n few cars. ,
But. oven ufter tho retreat there wns anxiety
among thu Inhabitants us It was reported that
thn powder mugazlno ot tho barracks would bo
blown up before tho Spaniards left tho town
definitively wo aro happy to say that this did
not happen.
Tho town was left In chargo of the local Fire
Brigade who undertook tlio duty of keeping
order but tholr services wore not callod upon
that night nor has been since, as not the
slightest disturbance hns takon placo Ponoe
gave proofs of Its good sense as usual.
At daybreak the next mornlnp a half dozon
men of tho American forces hoisted the Htars
nnd Stripes on tho Custom Houso together
with thollead (Juarter's flagottho Commander
Inchlefi Latertho flag was unfurled over tho
Town . tall.
The, undine of tho troops began, nnd they
wered strlbuted about In itccordancn with in
Btructloue of tho Anierlcan commanders,
The people welcomed tho. American forces
as liberators and friends und with the greatest
demonstrations of joy and heartiness,
.The commander of tho expeditionary forces
decided that the municipal and judicial author
ities should remain at their post as ell as the
local police und thn employees nf the Custom
House which latter Is In charge of Col. Hill up.
polntod Insiieetorof the Portund Customs,
The American troops havo entered this town
w t h tho greatest order and nro fraternizing
with the people,
Bald troops later relieved tho Firemen at
guard duty at the Cty prUon and other placf s.
The political prisoners havo been set at lib
orty and among them our friends Messrs. San
tlMio tieraldlnp, Wodi.iiroFigucros.Joso Hllario
Roche and others. Wo heartily congratulate
The inhsblUnU that had gone into tho coon
) 1
try have gradually begun to return to town In
which the greatest order prora is. . .
. At tho Town Hall t hero took place an Inci
dent worthy ot mention. Mr. llftujfw i who
hnd.been just sot rreo went up to thy Bcsslons
Hall and nnsllnalne tho portrait of to
Queen Regent with . tho hi ng and tho
crown which overtopped, them and nt.onjWJ
to throw them over the balcony paying: 2hrrt
gojht rwinniiM of Spanifh domination. .
But nn Amerlcnn officer who was jrjMnu
Interfered In n friendly way. requesting that
said picture and crown should bo given him as
a historical memento of tho occasion, whlcn
request was Immediately granted.
Letter from Col. Crvllnio and Oen. Itod
rlgtin Detnlllng Its Operation.
WAsntsoTOK. Aug. lO.-ficn. Tomas Estrada
rnlmn. tho Cuban Delegate, has jnst received
two letters from prominent Cuban officers on
tho Island nnrrntlng the stirring events in
various pnrts of Cuba during tho past few
months. Tho flrst Is from Col. Emilio Collnzo.
who visited Wnshlncton early In tho summer
at tho Invitation of Gen. Miles, and who ac
companied tho latter to Cuba. Tho second Is
from Gen. J. M. Rodriguez, who has wrltton a
number of letters to acquaint tho Cubans in
this country with tho conditions at homo. Col.
Oollnzo's lettor Is as follows:
"DcAnCourATMOT: Ihnvonot tho honor to
know you personally, but I know tho talontnnd
patriotism which ou have placed at tho service
of tho cause of Cubnn Independence, nnd that
you nnd Bcllor Gonzales de (Juosndn havo dono
more Uinn any others for our country. Know
ing this. I write to you to express tho gratitude
which I nnd uvory good Cuban fool to you.
When this lettor Is In your hands thopoworof
Felipe IL will havo sufforcd Itsdonthngonlesln
America, and wo will hnvo broken for nil tlmo
tho shncklcs which hnvo been forced upon us
by tho country of Weyler nnd his Ilk.
" Tho campaign of tho year has been a bloody
ono for us. but Its results aro glorious. My
regimont haB boon In such battles as thoso of
ElCnlman. Guano Prleto. Vloro. Zaya Prlto.
Pennlvor. Cagglo. nnd othors, besides dally
skirmishes. But whllo tho campaign was a
bloody ono, wo nnswered bullots with bullots
nnd woro not afraid. Tho real harm has been
dono to us by tho political cnrapnlgn of bribes
nnd trenchory instituted by tho autonomist
Cabinet which, under tho guise ot doing good
toCubn. has been guilty of tho most atrocious
crimes. Those, however, will be cleared upon
tho day Cuban liberty Is a tact, and justice will
bo dono.
"Tho situation following the armistice de
clared by Blanco was. of course, changed com
plotoly after tho declaration of war by tho
Unttcd States. From that time on the Spanish
troops wero nlwnys fighting, although thoro
wns little enthusiasm in their work. They
wero disheartened by ill treatment and re
verses, and our lines woro dally enlarged by
deserters and prcsentados from tho Spanish
guerrillas and volunteers. YVo havoroeontly
takon sovoral ot the enemy's forts In tho re
gion ot San Antonio do los Banos, flulra de
Melena, and Alqulzar, and have captured a
quantity ot arms, ammunition, and provisions.
"On tho 10th of last month we h ad a glorious
battlo at this camp, completely routing tho
enemy nftor two hours' fighting. Tho Spanish
lost ten offlcors nnd about fifty soldlors killed
and 100 woundod and prisoners. I wish you
all good and hopo that you and Boflor Quesada
will arrango to bo horo In tho hour of Inde
pendence, when tho country will have nood of
you. Col. Emilio Collazo.
" Camp bi. Caiman."
The second letter from Gen. Rodriguez Is as
"We aro awaiting good news from you. We
have just heard of tho surrender of Santlatto de
Cuba and tho destruction ot Admiral Corvera's
squadron, which obliges us and evory Cuban
heart to glvo thanks to the generous Anierlcan
peoplo. I wish you to tell any Amorlcan you
can that Cuba will never forget what she owes
to tho American Republic.
" Our troops aro bettor, and the enemy, whloh
somo time ago was on the offensive. Is now on
the defensive Wo havo had several battles
lately, the most Important at San Javier on the
17th. Casslgues on the 20th. Cntallna the 21st,
Piplnn tho 27th. and In Zaragoza the 30th.
Thore was also a brilliant battlo ln tho south-nt
tho camp of EI Caiman, tho regiment Callxto
Garcia, commanded by Col. Emilio CoUazo, de
feating tho Spanish troops with groat loss.
Lieut-Col. Villa hasdlstlngulsned himself also,
and In the north tho regimont Havana, com
manded by Col. Avalos and Lleut.-Col. Flgu
eroa. undor orders of Brlg.-Gon. Cardenas, has
dono excellent work.
"I wish you nil good, and I am very truly
yours, J. U. Rodeiouiz. General."
A Iloyal Decree Ilelntlv to the Conversion
of the External Debt.
Sptcial Cablt Dupalch tc Tnx Buir.
Madhid, Aug. 10. Tho Official Qattttt to-day
publishes a royal decree relative to tho conver
sion of the oxternnl debt.
Artlclo I. provides that any foreign subject
may ln October noxt reeolvo the bonds of tho
oxternal dobt which he presented on the dates
fixed by tho royal decrees of Juno 20 and 20
last upon giving his word of honor that thoy
will not bo sold to Spanish subjects.
Artlclo II. provides that foreign bondholders
not presenting bonds on tho dates flxod or who
havo purchasod subsequently may present
thorn to dolegates of tho Minister ot Finance
after making oath that tho bonds will not bo
sold to Spanish subjects.
Article VI. refers to bonds In possession of
tho Rank ot Franco. It provldos that tho bank
shall glvo to the dolegatos ot tho Minister ot
Finnnco a list of tho numbers of tho bonds,
togethor with a declaration that Spanish sub
jects shall not participate In tholr ownership.
Artlclo XIII. provides that In conformity
with tho low of May 17 last holders of bonds of
the oxternnl debt may eonvort them to tho
Internal dobt at a normal profit of 10 pesetas
for every 100 pesetas ot the nominal capital
Tho docroe whloh has been signed by the
Queen Regent relativoto the fiduciary circula
tion of tho Bank ot Spain provides that the
smallest amount that may bo kept In the vaults
ot the bank ln gold or silver shall be one-half.
If tho notes In circulation amount to 1.500,000,
000 pesetas two-thirds shall bo reserved, and
It tho circulation exceeds tho amount ot 2,000,
000,000 posotns an Increase of the resorve fund
will be authorized.
He Said He Would Leave Canada and lie
Did Now lie Turns Up Again.
MoNTnitAi Quebec, Aug, 10. Llout. Ranson
do Cnrranza, whom Sir Wllfrod Laurie r ex
pcllod from Canada at tho request of tho Im
perial Government somo wooks ago. is again
In Montreal, no nrrlvod this morning; at tho
Windsor Hotel, where ho registered. Later In
tho day ho visited tho residence ot the Spanish
Consul. Soflor Bonllla y Martel. He refused to
glvo any Information with regard to his move
ments during the past fow weeks. Mr, Bt.
Pierre. Q. C, his lawyer, said that Llout. Car
ranza hnd kept his promise to loavo Canada,
and that as a mattor of foot he did loava the
Dominion, going from Halifax to the French
Islnnds of Bt. Pierre. Mlquolon. off Newfound
land, where, It is said, ho supervised the
shipping ot provisions by blockade runnors to
Cuba. Mr. Bt. Plorre ndded that as Bettor Car
rnnza's mission was now nt nn end, owing to
tho clojo of tho war, his cllont had returned to
Montreal for tho purpose of bidding adieu to
the Spanish Consul nnd his many f rlonds pre
paratory to his departure for Spain.
Questioned as to the whereabouts of Boflor
Du Dose. Lieut. Carranza said he did not know
where that gentlomnn was at present, but pre
sumed that ho was In England. Ho had not
heard from him slnco his departure from
Montreal some weoks ago.
It Is said that several of tho yossels seized by
United States warships whllo trying to run the
Cuban blockade were oquippod and sent to
Cuba by Boflor Carranta. the Island of Bt
Pierre being utilized as the baas Iron which
such supplies were forwarded.
rBEsiDEXT M'laxtisr. M
An Karnent rien Against Giving the- Tnll- IS.
lpplnet Bnck to 8nnln-Th Best Element jHK
In tho ropnlntlon Want the United State fJT
to Eitnbllih n OovernmentThcre. He Says ffl
Washinoton. Aug. 10. Ramon Royos Lala. a .
nntlvo of tho rhlllpplno Islnnds. has wrltton
this letter to Pre'sidont McKInley: M
"41 Bt. Mamc's Plactc. ' ,
New YoitK. Aug. :i. 1WW. I
" T Hit Exttlltncv W PniMnt nf Oil VnUtt SMU. lM
"Dsak 8m: I iim.so tarns I know, tho onlr J
natlvo l'lllnln In this country, lenmo here Sf
several years nco to oecnpo tho religious tyr- ,
anny nnd political oppression in my own land. t "
"I becamo n rofugco from Bpnnlsh lnjus 'I ,'
flee, nnd wns forced to flco to a. moro hos-
pltnblo shoro. I hnvo Incurred tho hatred of i,i
the Mnnlla Govornmcntby atoo freo expression lh ,
ot mv opinion eonecrnlnp; tlio robbery nnd ox- Bin
tortion that I saw on every hand. My own rela
tives had been despoiled, tholr proporty bolng
confiscated on tho mere suspicion of dlsnffoc-tlon-a
suspicion, too. that was born of tho cu ,
pldlty of official nvnrlce, I mysolf wns threat
ened, and I nm horo happy nnd contented. rt-
" Tlintsamohopplncss-tho manly privilege of J,
freedom-Is now almost within tho grasp ot ray
countrymen. Mny I ask you. Mr. Prostdont, to -pauso
boforo deciding upon tholr destiny?
Trovldcnco has given you. honored sir. a i
great opportunity greater oven than that
which Immortalized Lincoln. Ho freod four r
millions of slaves by ono stroko of Ills pon: you J
hold In your hand tho freedom ot ten million
of slaves: a freedom nlroady won by Americas "
valor ln tho greatest naval battlo of modern
times, a freedom that only neods your con ,
flrmatlon to becomo a glorious fnct.
" To glvo tho Philippines back to Bpaln Is to it-
court futuro war and Internal complication.! r
but that Is not all, It Ib to thrust my country
men back In tho slough of dospond : It Is to set
back tho whools of progress n century : It Is to
paralyze tho llngor of destiny that we fondly
believed pointed to tho consummation so do
voutly wlshod, so fiercely fought for.
"It Is clalmod that tho Filipinos are not
ready for self-government; thoy hnve at least
demonstrated their dissatisfaction with tyr
anny, and this is surely tho flrst stop toward
tho goal of liberty. They havo much to loarn, 1
and will ioarn it it thoy only have tho chance, I
and that chanco is only to be found in political 1
freedom. 1
"Forthepresentl would suggestaprovlsional Jj
government, to bo maintained until a moro por- f
manent management Is ovolvod from tho com-
plex conditions of tho situation. Such arrange- B
ments, Ibollevo. In common with tho educated W
classes of my countrymen, should bo nn Amorl
can administration similar to tho much prnlsod
Dutch rule In Java. Wo aro not yot prepared
to govern oursolves.
" I feel sure that my countrymen will co
operate In bringing such a conclusion Into ef
fect I know Agutnaldo well. Ho Is pat riot la
and courageous, and I also bespeak his aid.
" On the other hand, to leave things ln statu l
quo or to turn the Islnnds ovor to any Euro
pean power will bo resisted to tho death. It
Is for you to glvo the Philippines a united ro- ,
publlo and this Is freedom, this Is theoppor- fj
tunlty. f
" I havo the honor to bo your obedient serv- S
ant. Ratmon Retes Lala." II
A Bum reporter found Mr. Lala last night at Ip
tho rooms of tho XX Club, In Second avenue, (j
near St. Mark's place. H
" I felt that It was only my duty to write that H
letter to tho President." Mr. Lala said. " I do I
not know of another Filipino In this country. I 1
have met somo of ray countrymen here as trav- B '
ellors. I havo lived horo now for twelve years. ffl
Until last April I corresponded regularly with
my family In Manila. I have a father, a brother
and a sister there, ns woll as a brother-in-law, a
who Is an Englishman. My last letter from f
them was dated April 17. Slnco then I haven't 2
heard a word. I do not know whether thoy are ' fjL
allvo or dead. M
"About Aguinaldo. I know him quite well. re
He is able, enorgetlo nnd ambitious. He wants
to bo somebody. He has, therefore, joined S"V
himself to the Insurgents, and, as he Is eml- J, H
nently qualified to do, has become their leader. a
Dut as leader ot tho Insurgents ho does not a
reprosont tho best elements of tho Filipinos I H
mean the wenitny. well educated, progressive
natives. Thoy aro not with tho Insurgents In s
nn active way. Thoy know, as I know, that the 1
Philippine Islnnds are not capablo of governing
themselves properly, nny more thnn Spain Is. I
Solf-government could not boas bad as Spanish I
government but tho better class of Filipinos I
wanted to defer tho change from Spanish rule j
until It was apparent that a good government B
would be established. ' 9P
" The entering of tho United States Into tho b
caso furnishes tho solution. I was entirely H
within tho truth when I said to Presldont Mo- H
Klnloy that tho United States and no othor H
country In tho world can establish nn onllght- H
ened government in tho Philippines. Mypeo- 'Hrl
pie will trust tho United States. We will put K
our faith in no European monarchy." H
Mr. Lala Is a citizen ot tho United States. He H.
is at present engaged in prcpnring a book on R
the Philippines which will soon bo published. 5"
In gottlng together tho material for this work
ho went to Europe and conferred with tho Fill- S
plnos thore. His viows on the attitude of tho m
best Filipinos townrd this country nro based, ho 6
said, not only on his own opinions and knowl- I
edge, but also on tho unanimous opinions ot B
the European colony ot his countrymen. S
Made a Male fiwnllow His Secret Despntelt B
and the Enemy Let Illm Go. 6
Sr. Louis. Aug. lO.-Lieut. Mnrshall H. Btono JPV
of Texas Is visiting his sister ln Bt. Louis. Ho rx
Is Adjutant of tho Second Texas Cnv airy, and iff
commands Troop L. Ho was ono of tho first
force to carry arms to the Cubans, no said to-
day: I
"Whllo we wore over In Cuba a United States 1
scout called Shorty Gonzalos, was told to da- 1
liver an Important despatch. Ho set out upon 1 '
his journey, riding a mule. Pouring that ho i
would fall Into the hands of tho Spaniards, ho ,41--
hit upon a novel plan to keep tho messago se- 11-.
crot R
"Taking a rubber tobacco pouch he put tho J
messago Into It Then ho pried open tho mule's a
mouth and forced tho pouch down tho animal's
throat He foil lntothe hands of tho Spaniard. 11
but after bolng searched was porralttod to oon- . ',
tlnue his journey. Tho mule was killed and a jW I
voterlnary surgeon rescued the preclou 11
pouch." II l
Ho Applies to Mr. Joseph Chamberlain fo I,.
Tlint Dralricrntutu. I ..
Sptcial CalU DtipaUK It Tux Bra. '
London, Aug. lO.-Tho Arm of Hnsties. solid- 1
tors, of London, acting ln bohalt of Bettor Du
Dose. Into Spanish Charge d'Affalres at Wash- IS
Ington. has addressed a letter to Mr. Chamber- fc
lain at tho Colonial Ofllco, saying that their h
client does not claim any compensation, but I
desires an apology for tho Illegality ot his A7
expulsion from Canada. I d
Falling to receive a satisfactory reply from f. tf
the Colonial Secretary, the solicitors say ther '
will advise Boflor Du Boso to sail for Canada
within a fortnight and enforce his right ot
resldenoe thore.
The Government Reducing Wnr Expenses
by Breaking Up Its Fleet of Transports. v '
Tho Government Is reducing war expenses W
by returning to tholr ownorsas fast as posvlblo
ships under charter. Tho Louisiana was re- H )
turned to tho Cromwell lino j osterduy nnd t he I
Iroquls and Cherokoo will ho turned over to I '
the Clydo lino to-day, Tho I.amp.isa will to 1
back to tho Matlory lino. I u
Tho transport Concho, having been thor- ''''
oughly disinfected and loaded wit h 4(M tons ot f
oate,wlll proceed directly to Porto IUco thU IM
afternoon, and will then return to tula portaai 11
bo turned oyer to the MaUoir Una. f ItfL
oMBlf'WiiitiiiiliMii'iiiiiiiiiiiH " " JX

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