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If v THE SUN, THURSDAY, ATJGJtf ST U, 1898. ' 3
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' ctaraMiviK u'tuiu
7 ( V (Inllant Action of the Marines In Capturing
f nnd Holding Thlr Position In dunn-
J Innntpn Hoy Commander MoCalln Calls
1 Attention to Oood Work of Cubans,
I WiBniNOTos, Aug. 10. Tho Nnvy Depart-
j rnent to-day mado publlo tho long-delayed re-
If ports on tho operations of tho marines at Guan-
!)j tanamo Bar, whero they landod In advance of
Shatter's army. Those reports havo boon with-
held from publication because ot their meagre
ness of details and tholr generally unsotlsfao
tory character as showing tho gallant work per
formed by tho soldier-sailors. It Is understood
i that Col. Huntington has boonaskod to forward
A "r moro detailed report, which will bo published
' when roeeUod.
A - UEAPguAnTKns First MinrNB Battaliok, I
1 " Sin: I havo the honor to malco the following
report: Tho stores ot this battalion were sent
4 to the dock at Koy West from Camp Sampson
on Sunday. Juno 5. We broke camp nt 2 A.M.
J an Juno 0 nnd went on board tho Panther.
1 On Juno 7, nt 7:10 P.M.. wo sailed from Koy
I West, nnd arrived off Bantlago do Cuba on tho
1 morning of tho 10th. On tho same day, at 1
j P. M . wo nrrlved In Guantanamo Bay. At 2
p, M tho battalion landod with Btores. Com-
' pony C wns landod nnd deployed up tho hill
near tho beach on tho right of tho outran oo to
tho harbor. This hill Is about ISO foot high,
and on top wns formerly occupied by the Bpan-
tsh troops, but when tho position was vacatod
the day beforo our landing tho blockhouse on
top of tho hill was burned. On landing all
houses and huts latoly occuplod by tho Spanish
ri 3 forces woro burned.
Tho hill occuplod by us Is a faulty position.
J - but tho bost to bo hod at this point. Tho rldgo
I slopes downward and to tho rear from tho bay,
- ,,t the space at tho top Is very small, and all tho
surrounding country Is covored with thick and
almost Impenetrable brush. Tho position is
commanded by a mountain, tho ridge ot which
Is about 1.200 yards to tho rear. On tho after
noon ot landing tents were pitched and out
posts established.
"On tho 11th. about 6 P.M.. an attack wns
made upon one of tho outposts, and two privates,
MeColgan nnd Dunphy, of Company D wero
killed, each receiving mora than eight wounds,
each ot which would havo caused death.
These two men woro patrols. A dotaohmont
was sent out from camp to support the outpost,
and we found only faint traces of tho enomy.
J. After nightfall fire was opened upon our camp
by small parties from dlfforent directions on
flo different occasions. Tho men turned out
each tlmo under arms with promptitude and
courage. About 1 A. M. a moro combined at
tack was made, and a noisy tiro from south,
southeast and southwest was opened. During
I this attack acting Assistant Surgeon John Blair
Olbbs, U. B. N.. was killed. From tho best in
formation attalnablo about 100 men wero en
gaged in this attack.
"On the morning of tho 12th Sergt O. H.
Smith was killed, and Corporal Olass, Privates
Mctiowan and Dalton. all of Company D, were
wounded; not dangerously.
I "On the morning of tho 12th all tents and
material were removed from the position and
-y taken on the bay sldo of tho hill, and a trench
was dug on the Bouth front about forty yards
Q across and a barricade made around the pool-
D tlon. which would enable us to hold It. as I was
,4l- Informed that more troops woro being as-
"lS tumbled by the enemy in this Immediate
f vicinity.
I "On the night of the 12th, many persistent
I and trifling attacks were made. In reply to
1 which we used a good deal of ammunition.
About 2 A. M. Sergeant-Mojor Henry Oood
1 was killed. On the 12th we were joined by
1 sixty insurgent troops, and thoy being ao-
9 qualnted with the country and excellent woods-
A men. and fearless, were of tho greatest ossls-
il tanco.
' ' "On the lStli, about 8 A.M., Are was opened
upon the camp and subdued without loss or
-- difficulty. That night passed quietly. About
U A. M, of tho 14th a rather smart Ore was
opened for a few moments on the camp and
ensilr repelled. About twenty Cubans camo
from bolow the hill at this alarm, but their
,, help was not needed. They openod fire.
" At 0 A. M..14th, a force consisting of com-
panics G and D. the native troop above men
tioned, with about twcnty-llte moro Irom
Ouantanamo. all undor tho direction of Col.
Tomas, Unban nrmy. proceoded through tho
hills about six miles nnd destroyed a well, said
to be tho only auilablo wator supply within
nine miles. From the best Information I can
gather this force wns opposed by four regular
companies ot Spanish infantry and two com
panies of guerrillas, making a total of a iittlo
snore ot ouu men. xno engagement Between
these forces laBtcd from about 11 A. 31.
untH3:3uP. M. Our troops drove tho enomy
at overy point, being obliged to make the
first advance for about twenty minutes under
fire which, owing to tho lay ot the land, thoy
could not return. Copt. Elliott report" that tho
S mon.lnmanyeavjs.eoollyestlnjatoddlstanees,
fr borrowed his Held glass to pick up parties of
the enemy, nnd at a distance of l.tXXJ yards
often lnflictod damago and caused withdrawal.
"Second Lieut. Maglll. with fifty men and ten
Cubans, joined Capt. Elliott, climbing tho moun
tain throuch cactus nnd brush. This advanoo
was intended to out off tho retreat of tho Span-
I lards, which unfortunately failed of its principal
1 I object, owing to tho fact that his advanco was
- stooped by tne tiro of tho U. a H. Dolphin.
Being apprehensive for the success of tho
$ movement. I ordered First Lieut. Mahoney to
4 be joined by First Lieut In sate, theso ofllcers
, H each haying fifty mon with them onplcket
. .- till combined force to proceod to Capt. Elliott's
assiatanco. Lieut. Ingate fulled, unaccounta
bly, to find his way to Lieut. Mahoney. nnd
Lieut, Mahoney advanced alono, arriving too
late to take an netUe part In tho affair.
Our lpssos were two Cubans killed and two
wounded and three prUntcs wounded, not dan
gerously. After, tho affair, while descending
the mountain, L out Navlllo wrenched his hip
and will probably bo unfit for servico for a
month. About ton or twelve of our men and
tliT.(U-UDa!ls,woro oercome by tho heat.
II., rm Information received from prisoners,
which I beile o to be reliable, about sixty of
the Spanish force were klllod nnd something
moro than 150 wounded, and ono Lloutonaut
and Buentoen privntes were captured. Tho
V lorVFs rotuied to camp nt H P. M., oxhauBtod
by the long, hard march through this moun-
H tn.l.nn,".s "1? JroPleal country,
' . This affair was planned by the Cubans, but
too much prulso cannot bo uwnnlod to tho cool
poss.hklll and bravery of ourofllcors nnd men.
' Wiiw!1J.cn nlnuo. I,H succebH wns achlaved. Capt,
Llliottsi'ooladniico up a rocky, htoep. moun
tain path, under lire for twenty mlnutos, with
out being nolo to return It. and tho gallontry
weru CHsentlal to tho groat success attained by
tne expedition, nnd nro worthy, and I earn
estly recommend, that ho bo advanced in rank
, - one grade Cant. Elliott mentions In-tormsof
.. "W1 P.1"? tho conduct of First Lleuts. Lucas
and Neville nnd Beeond Lleuts. MngllT and
Gannon. our attention Is called to a report
i 'naao by Capt. Elliott nttnehed hereto. Very
respectfully. It. V. Huntinoton.
f 111, VLIeutenant-Colonel, U. 8. M. 0..
i .. , .. Cpnimnndlng First Hattallon.
tt Col'-Corndt. ( hnrlos Heywood. U. 8. M. 0..
A Hoadquartors. Washington. D. 0.'
fli I First Indorsement.
1 U, 8. B. JUnni.EiiEiD, TniBD Rate. 1
1 - .. i, June 1U, ItSJa I
lleBrctfully rcferrod to the Commander- n-
iih,'f rrort requlreK soveral corrections. The
blockhouse raferrod to was burned by tho gun
fire, from tho Yankee on tho 7th inat,
l ho position reforred to on tho same page
v.bh ncn occupied again after a small Hnanlsh
(orcit had iieen driven away when the Marble
t'lie HtM '""naueiit iossesslon of the bay on
t-li ,?"'!'? wwilng or the 10th Inst. Capt,
-! iJ.T.lrfl11' vU,h r',,rty marines from tho Oregon
f ,',, vf "ily paJn' fo" the Marbleliead. ex-
I 5J j.lu a "" ',,W!!I,5:. occupied by the marines.
, o Jrl?,!1,',11! Hhortly after ho had completed
' I H'-i1'! ()-i 'he arrival of the Panther Capt.
1 f'if, w?s "''i!1 .". ,b0lrJ ,0 vo Col. Hunt-
a " ft0" ,'1" ''J-'iellt of his observations.
"a, i.A!!ul,0,1"on Vtt'"P,'Ht by the marines had
1 ?,hn..pT! "1!icea !y Mnjor-Qen Pcrouotthe
fc.u,1,i' Ar"J; tho 17th Inst, to bo tho only
tunablp imslt on ou tho tiavwhlch could bo suo-
fhK'ri'J-l'S''1 hf "."mallforce, lie also stated
that r..(MK) Spaniards could not take It
.n,l,.i!.'0i ,nnr'no lK)sltlon is commanded by a
jniiuntuln ridge, that mountain rldgo is com-
S fnH''i '.'I luff V' J.hu ton 5-lnoh rapid-llro
ihlULTl ,'10.Mfr,'eheaa "i" I uol other
Bhips as may be liore
t !hihn,m!8taU..PI !ocyug the camp between
J if ,5m w1nln. f")8i",loin. lul t outpost was oor-
?tc,,,1.01ut',oll,h'nsi.BtinyBuggeBtlon. The
V f?lwr''t,towaU6gostedbyCtofliborde,Snd
I om force WUS "ont to "'0"leT th Boa ,ront ot
Xwci"t ' 'j W m,ttrlnes, ov ercomo by tho hoat,
i b.T,winrf"u:l,t"l;l',V',,,i'u 1'olPhliT. ThlH ex.
1 ibn. thL"8.'110' Inye, mnlnly to tho fact
A t 2 ii!.',iM!m,,!,l,.n ""V of. ",0 marlnos woro on
T ft2i '.,1 V"1!011 Rce''?llr h been most gal-
I i?k. nni :R..ln. nonil worthy of all praise,
ynilctfiiily, V II. Mcciuii
ji - '""'''"lor.U.S.X.ivj.Couimandlug.
cai4. xu.tort'n nnoct.
Camp McQaixa, 1
n Qdihtakamo Bat, Cuba. Juno 15. IBOfl. I
Btn: 1 havo tho honor to aubmlt tha follow
ing report: ,
fu oompllanea with your Tcrbal ulroctlona. I
left oamn at 0 A. M. yosterdny with two compa
nies of the battnlion.C and I), commanded re
spectlvolrby First Llout. Jj. 0. Luoas and Copt,
William ,V Bplcer, with an aggregate ofluO
men. and 50 Cubans under command of Liout.
Col. Eugonq Tomas. Col. Labordo, Cuban
Army, was also present, but without oommand.
Myortlornwore to dqstroy tho well at Cuseo,
about six miles from this camp, which was the
only water supply of tho enemy within twelve
miles of this plaoo, and the existence of which
madq posBtblo tho continuance of tho annoying
attacks upon our force In camp hero.
Two mllos and a halt; from Cuseo half the
Cubans, and tho first platoon of Company 0,
under Lieut. Lucas's command, passed over a
mountain on our left, hoping to out off the en
emy's .pickets. In this we failed, and our forco
was discovered by ths Spanish outpost, whloh
retreated immediately and cave tho alarm to
tho main body, whoso headquarters were in a
house at Cuseo.
A high mountain separated tho two forces at
this point, nnd each attempted to gain ita crest
as a point otndvantago. In this we were suc
cessful, but were urea on heavily by the enemy
from tho valloy at a distance of 800 yards. This
Irowas rcDlttdto by the Cubans of the main
ody. Llout. Luoas, with thirty-two man of
his platoon and the remaining Cubans, oama
Into tho fight at 11:16, tho other nine toon ot
his platoon becoming exhausted and wera
obliged to return to Camp McCalla, .Lieut.
Bannon conducted too second platoon or Com
pany 0 just below the orest of tha hill out ot
Jlro from the enemy, leaving the narrow path,
which was th only road, and making their way
through th oaotL Just in rear ot this platoon,
and following in slnele file, was Company D.
Tho crest of tha hll.1 was In the ahapa of a
horseshoe,. twtthlrcU encircling Cuseo Valley
and the wolL The Cubans, Companies 0 and V.
occupied one-haltof this horseshoe ridge, while
Second Lieut L, J. Maglll, with ono platoon
(titty men) of Company A. camo up from
the valloy on tho opposite sldo. where ho had
been stationed as an outpost from Camp Mo
Call a. having been attracted by tho heavy Are
and believing his forco necessary to our assist
ance. and occupied the loft centra ot this horse
shoe ridge. As soon as ho saw our position ho
pent one ot his men around the ridge to report to
mo, For flftoen minutes we wero marching
under a heavy fire, to which no reply was made,
to gain this position. By tho use ot glasses and
careful search by tho men, individuals wero
discovered hero and there, nnd fire being
openod upon them thoy would break from cover
to cover, and wo were thus enabled to gain tar-
f:ots at which to fire, which had beon heretofore
mposslblo owing to tho dense chaparral in
which tho onomy sought successful cover.
Many ot tho mon tlrouns coolly as at target
practice, consulting with each other ana tholr
ofllcers as to range. Among theso wore Pri
vates carter. Faulkner and uontrace. nil oi
whom did notlceablo oxcoutlon. This move
ment ot tho enemy gave Llout. Maglll an oppor
tunity to got In a crossfire, whloh was well
taken advantage of.
Having reduced theenemy's flretostraggllncc
shots, tho U. 8. S. Dolphin, CommnndorH. W.
Lyon, U. S. N.. which had boon sent along tho
coast to cooperate with us if possible, was sig
nalled to shell tho bouse used as theenemy's
headquarters and also tho valloy. but she was
so far to tho front, having mistaken the valley
intonded, that nor flro was in Lieut. Maglll's
dlrectlon.-drlving him to tho reversosldo ottho
ridge. Howevor. this shell flro startod tho
onemy from his hiding placos. which gnvo the
other companies the opportunity to flro at him
on tho movo.
Signal was made to tho Dolphin to cooso fir
ing, nnd Llout. Maglll was directed to form
skirmish line nnd move down tho valloy in
front ot him. intjrder to rout out the enomy.
driving him toward tho sea. This was defeated
byrcxiowed shell Are from the Dolphin.
Tho fight, which began at 11 A. M . was now
drawing to a close, being over at 3 P. M. Tho
enomy began a straggling retreat at 2 P. M.,
Setting out of the valley as best they could. The
roof tho forco under my command was at all
times dcliheruto and aimed, sights being ad
justed and volleys wore flrod when sufficiently
large bodies of the enemy .could be seen to
justify it. The two platoons of Company O
under First Llout. Lucns and Second Ltaut. P.
M. Bannon wero handled with tho best of judg
ment. Company D overcrowded on tho ilrlng
lino and mon needlessly exposed themselves
by standing in groups
First Llout VV. C. Neville, commanding tho
first platoon, did his best with the mon in front
of him. Capt. Splcer. commanding D Com
pany, was overcome by tho sun on the ton of
the hill and had to bo sent on board tho Dol
phin. Lieut Ncvlllo Injured his hip and ankle
in catching his foot and falling down tho moun
tain side alter tho fight was over. , Those acci
dents left Beeond Lieut M. J. Shaw in com
mund of D Company, which he handled with
entire satisfaction. Forty mon left the crest of
tho hill nt 3:15 P. M., under Lieut. Lucas, and
destroyed tho well nnd burned the houso lately
occupied by the enemy.
Canteens werb token from tho men still hold
lngthoorost,and filled from wator requested
by signal from the Dolphin. . .
Tho marines fired oh an, average about sixty
Bhota each, tho Cubans' belts ibolnr refilled
during the action from tho belts of the marines,
each having to' furnish six clips, or thirty car
tridges . . .
Tho loss to our f6rce was ono private of Com
pany D. wounded slightly, and ten or twelve
overcome by heat Tho latter woro kindly
taken on board tho Dolphin and cared for.
This ship rendered every possible asslstanceto
the expedition. .
Two Cubans were wounded during the fight
on the hlU. ono boing Accidentally shot by Col.
Labordo with a pistol. While destroying the
well tho Cubans wore placed up the valley from
which the enemy retreated, nnd began a noisy
and hot fight with guerrillas, who had not been
dislodged. In this light the Cubans lost two
killed and two wannded. but killed flvo ot tho
The march homo began nt 5:30 P. M.. camp
being reached at 8 P. M. From tho best infor
mation sinco obtained, which is believed to be
roliablo, sixty of the enemy, among whom wero
two officers, were killed. Tho wounded wero
uumorous, but tho wounds wero probably
light, owing to the rango of 000 or LOOO yards,
at which distances all exploslvo effect of tho
bullets being lost. Eighteen prisoners, Includ
ing one Lieutenant woro captured, about
thirty MnuBor rifles, and a quantity ot ammu
nition. Lieut Magill nlso captured a complete
heliograph outflt and destroyed tho signal sta
tion. This had been used evor since our ar
rival hero and could bo seen at all, times. Be
foro closing I desire to commend Llout. Ma
glll's good judgment In coming up and tho ex
cellent manner in which ho handled his men.
Sergeant John II. Quick was obliged to stand
on the open ridge under flro to signal tho
Dolphin, which he did with tho utmost cool
ness, using his riflo with equal judgment while
8ot thus engagod My only regret Is that E
ompany. under tho command of IlrstLlcut.
James C. Mahonoy. whloh hart boon sent to us
from an outpost near Camp MoCalla when tho
heavy firing was hoard there, was jinabie to
report to me until 4 P. M. Had ho been an
hour and a half soonor I am, satisfied that tho
entire forco of the onemy, which was nbout 500
mon, would havo been captured. This delay
was not duo to nny lack of zeal on his part.
I havo tho honor to be, sir, very respectfully,
your obedient sorvant, .
O. F. Eluott, Captain. U. 8. M. 0 ,
Commanding O Company.
Lleut.-Col. B. W. Huntington, Commanding
Flint Bnttalton of Marlnos. Camp McCulla,
In a supplementary report Capt. Elliott says:
"Upon leaving camp you asked mo If I
wanted an adjutant l declined to takoone,
tho command holng short of ofllcers for duty,
but having been notified that n Mr. Stephen
Cram would bo allowed to accompany the ox
podltlon. I requested him to act as an old If one
Bhould be needed. Ho accepted tho duty and
was ot material aid durlng'the action, carrying
messages to lire volloys. &c, to tho different
company commanders."
U. 8. B. Mabulehkad. Thihd Bate, 1
Ouantanamo. Cuba. June 10. 1H1IH. I
Bin: I havo tho honor to Inform you thaton
tho 14th inst. at the suggestion of Col. La
bordo, tho Cubans under tho command of him
self and Lleut.-Col. Thomas, supported by the
two companies of marines under tho command
ot Capt. Spicer and Lieut Elliott, routed tho
force of about 300 Spaniards stationed in the
paes between the marine camp and the south
coast .... . . , . ..
one portion or mo commana aavancea uy me
cliffs as far as the well and blockhouse, which
I reforred to in my No. 88, supported by the
Dolphin, Tho other portion diverged from tho
coastline and advanced up the valley to too
southeast, the two forces eventually uniting on
the sides ot tho mountain in the vicinity of
the blockhouse and woll. Inthlsvlolnitytho
Spaniards, numbering about 300. wero en
countered and driven from tholr position sus
taining a loss ot between forty and sixty killed
and ouo officer and snventeeneoldlerscaptured.
As the day was well advanced it wan not pos
sible for our forces to make a search for tha
Spanish wounded, and I fear that many were
left on tho field uncared for. We suffered a'
loss ot 2 Cnban soldiers killed. 0 wounded, 4 of
whom were Cubans. In addition 23 marines
wero prostrated by tho heat, and, with the
wounded, were transferred to tho Dolphin,
from which ship the force was also supplied
with ammunition during the engagement. The
well and blockhouse referred to on the south
roast woro destroyed and a set of heliograph
Instruments taken.
The object of the movement was for the pur
pose of relieving the pressure on tho, marine
pimp by an offensive movement, and it was. I
believe, entirely successful. I need hardly call
attention to the fact that the marines would
havo suffered much loss, had their campaign
hats not been on tho Bcsolute. . .
1 desire to call particular attention to the de
votion of the Cubans to the cause of freeing
their Island, shown in so many ways, by stating
that the lat words ot the Cuban who was shot
through the heart and burled on the field woro
"viva Cub libra I"
Inclosed marked " A " Is a list of the Spanish
soldiers captured. Tho Beoond. Lieutenant,
also captured. Is Francisco Batista of Ouan
tanamo city
Tho marines who were prostrated by the
hoat woro nearly all able to return to their
enmp uarly In the evening. Very respect
fully, jI.W.McOa.m..
Commander, United States Nary.
The .Common Jor-ln-Chlor, North Atlantlo sta
I tlon.
NBir BxaAtmtEKxa at XKoxrxzT.ta
One TJIvlilontTlll Starch to Knoxvltle Some
Troops to Ttemnln nt ChleUnmangn
Faymniters Continue Their "VTorlc News
.of the New York Itegtments In tho Cnmp,
Cn attAhoooa. Tonn., Aug. 10. The toplo ot
chlof Interest to-day at tho park was the estab
lishment ot two new camps, ono at Knoxvlllo,
Tonn.. and tho other at Lexington, Ry,
Tho Second Division. First Corps, will
march from horo to Knoxvlllo and go into
pormanont camp there. The division whiio
there will probably bo supplied with forage by
Col. Leo from Camp Thomas. At Lexington
thero will bo encamped tho Third Division,
First Corps. Tho army thero will be supplied
direct. The troops going to Knoxvlllo will
march overland a distance of 112 mllos. Lex
ington being moro distant tho division to go
thoro will bo transported.
Since the death of flon. Poland, Brlg.-Gen.
MoKoo commands tho Second Division, First
Corps, which is composed of tho following rogi
mente: First Georgia, FlrstPennsylvanla, Four
teenth Hlnnosota, BocondOhlo, Sixth Ohio,
158th Indiana, First West Virginia, and Thirty
first Ulohtgan. Tho Third Division, First Corps,
Gen. Banger, la composed ot those regiments:
Twelfth NswTork. Ninth Pennsylvania, Beoond
Missouri, Twenty-first Kansas, First Now
Hampshire, Eighth Massachusetts, Fifth Penn
sylvania, and Twolfth Minnesota, Ono regi
ment ot eaoh ot theso divisions Is away from
the park, tho 100th Indiana from tho Second
Corps and First Bouth Carolina from tho Third.
The two divisions will goto their respectlvo
now camps as soon as proper camping facilities
are provided, probably In about eight days.
The orders to tho regiments to goto the new
camps say that thoy aro to oncamp at those
placos only temporarily, but it is. hardly likely
that they will again bo brought to tho park.
Those regiments loft horo will likoly remain
until called to duty or mustered out of sorvloo.
Meanwhile tho monotony ot the Ilfo at Camp
Thomas will bo broken for them by practice
marchosot from four to ton days' duration.
Gon. Frank. First Division. Third Corps, had
tho privilege of taking his command to ntthor
of tho new camps, being tho ponlor division
commander of tho camp. Ho choso for tho
present to remain at Camp Thomas, Gon.
Breckinridge then decided that tho Third
Corps should remain intaot at Chickamauga,
and that tho two remaining divisions ot tho
First Corps should occupy tho new camps.
The order was very popularly received by tho
regiments that aro to movo. Gon. Breckin
ridge has just won the hearts of tho boys by an
nouncing that six mon to a company will have
passes to Chattanooga Instead ot only two.
This will greatly pacify tho men, and there will
be much less disposition on the part of tho men
to run the guard line.
Tho Paymasors resumed work to-day and
made much more rapid progress than they did
yesterday. Tho Paymaster occupies a table In
tho Colonel's tent, and tho companies fllo post
in alphabetical order and receive tholr pay.
Tho staff and line ofTloors aro paid first Only
soven regiments are being paid each day.
Major Smith expects to havo tho work com
pleted by Friday night or Saturday noon. Up
to to-night eighteen regiments had been paid.
This Is about halt the organizations hero, but
as the batteries aro much smaller than regi
ments of infantry, two or throe ot these can be
paid In one day.
Tho reserve hospital, being built under tho
direction of Major Gordon and Major Arm
strong, will bo In tho form of a St. Andrew's
cross. Another hospital ot similar design and
equal dimensions will be erected on 'ground
adjoining. The division hospital near by. that
of tho Third Division, First Corps, will remain
ns it Is. while tho new hospital is to bo in re
serve, as that at Letter.
The Ninth New York la settling down to army
life in earnest again, and the officers have do
cldod to mako the most ot tho situation and to
add what they can to their comfort by organiz
ing an ofllcers' ulub. which will soon be in op
eration. Tho Government is very Blow in
equipping the regimental bands with Instru
ments, and tho musicians ot tho Ninth New
York aro getting restless watting for their com
plement to come.
Major Parker of the Fourteenth New York
has been appointed sanitary Inspector of the
park and has his work well under way. Capts.
Donnelly and Ncftcl of tho Eighth Now York
are out with the First Division. Third Corps
Engineering Corps, mapping out a route for a
slxty-mllo practice munch for tho division.
capt Alirea A. Aiiccncii, jjouneenui now lorit;
Capt. George It. Jennings and Capt Oscar L.
Foley of Now York secured leaves ot absence
President McKlnley's Order rutting It Into
Effect Changes in Tobacco Tax.
Washington. Aug. 10. Tho President's order
putting Into effect tho tariff at ports or placos
In Cuba in possession of tho United States was
published to-day, as follows:
'Executive Mabion. I
" Washington, D. C, Aug. 0, 1898. 1
"Byvlrtuoof tho authority vested in me as
Coramander-ln-Chlof of the Army and Navy of
the United States of America. I dohoroby order
and direct thut. upon tho occupation and pos
session ot any ports and places In tho Island of
Cuba by tho forces of tho Unltod States, tho
following tariff ot duties and taxes ho levied
and collected as a military contribution, nnd
regulations tor tho administration thereof shall
take effect nnd bo lu forco in tho ports and
places bo occupied. ...
"Questions arising under said tariff nnd reg
ulations should be decided by tho General in
command ot tho United Mates forces In that
Island. Nccesnry end nuthorlzedoxpenscs for
the administration ot said tariff and regulations
shall bo paid from the collection thereunder,
Accurate account ot collections and expend
itures shall bo kopt and rendered to tho Secre
tary of War. William Mckinley."
The Bocretary of War to-day raado publlo tho
regulations ror tho guidance of officers in tho
collection of duties on Imports and exports
Theso regulations Include a complete system of
tariff on articles Imported into Cuba, compris
ing somo 325 paragraphs and a groat mass of
?xnlanatory notes upon tho mothod of aseor
ninlng tha duties. In the main It Is tho mini
mum tariff as applied to Cuba by tho Hpanish
Oovornraent, although changed in Bomn partic
ulars. Ono of the Important changes Is In tha
tobacco schedule which in drawn on practically
tho eamo lines as the Internal revenue tnxes
levied In the Unltod States. Tho rates aro as
Tobacco In cakes, so-called "brova," $10 50
per 100 kilos : in powder or snuff or otherwiso
manufactured. 12 cents por pound; lent to
bacco, stemmed, $1.50 a pound; unstommed,
tl a pound; cigars, weighing more than threo
pounds per 1.000, $3 00 per 1.000: less than
three pounds. $1 per 1,000: cigarettes, weigh
ing loss than threo pounds per 1.000, $1.50
per l.wti.
Tho tonnage duos havo been reduced from 20
to 10 cents par ton whero tho vchboI enters or
clears In ballast, ami tho oxport tax ot 5 cents
per ton on Iron ore is abolished.
Importations from tho United States nro du
tiable at the same rates as like articles from
Sther countries, but aro much lower than undor
panlsh control, boing in Homo Instances 50 per
cent less than thoso paid prior to tho war.
An anomalous condition ot affnlrs Is shown
by the regulations regarding tho certification
ot manlfeats ot vessels arriving at ports covered
by the tariff, namely, those in possession ot the
United States, vvhllo the duties nro tho same
upon articles from the United Btatos as from
other countries, nnd in that respect at least the
United States are considered as a foreign coun
try, yot the manifests of vessels arriving thoro
from any other than a port of the United States
are requlied to be certified by. the United
States Consul nt tho port of departure, the same
as required upon arrival at a port ot tho United
States from a foreign country.
A New York Rdltor Shows That Ho Is Made
Out of the night Sort of Stuff.
The following paragraph appeared yesterday
in Tub Bun's special cablo from Porto Itlco.
A stampede wns pUrtcd in Company C by the col
lapia of Ctpt Dlddlo, who u prostrated by the
heat, when he fell It was generally believed that he
had been ihot, and the effect on the men might have
been serlou had It not been for Lieut. Yvardman,
who luumed command ot the compear and fouubt
gallantly through the engagement. Aa eoon ea tbe
relntoreementa arrived he preiaed forward with nil
men to the top of the hill.
The officer referred to by Tub Sum's special
correspondent Is Liout Ervln Wardman. and
he is one ot the odltors ot our esteemed eon
temporary, the Vrtu of this city. Ills show ot
pluok and good judgment makes pleasant read
ing, but will not surprise any one who knew
1 -a
.. j. . . ffnmirinirimnTiiiiirriiwiiaieiMBiiiliiiiiiiiiii hi
Official Tteportof Their Gallant Work on.
Commodore) Schley's Flngehlp.
vTAsntltaTO. Aug. iO. Ths Nary depart
ment to-day rando publlo the following Inter
esting and comprehensive report of tho part
which tho marina guard ot tho Brooklyn took
in the battle of July 3, whon tho ships ot Admi
ral Cervera wero destroyed at Santiago:
U. B. Fi.Aosntp Brooklyn, I
Goantanamo Bat. Cuba. July 0. 1808, J
BtRt 1. I nave tholionorto submit tho follow
ing report ot tho, part taken by the marine
guard of this vessel on tho 3d inst. In tho notion
which resulted In tho destruction of tho Span
lsh squadron: . .. ,
2. At tho moment the nlann was given that
the enemy's shlpswcrocomlng out ot tha har
bor the guard was atqunrtora rendy for inspec
tion. It wns Immediately dismissed nnd tho
men sent to tholr stations for battle.
Tho distribution was at follows :
SirgianU, Corporal!, Prttattt.
S-poandere .3 1 19 10
l.ponnderi I t 10 '12
Unit's automatic- .....1 1 10 13
RlgnaU, 3 mualo , 4 (I
Battle ordcrlloa , 8
Flag orderly. 1 1
Commanding offlcer'a orderly , l . 1
Ammunition and fire party.... 10 10.
Cemnuxndwp mt fuptrtittrv.
1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 1 First Borgeant 8
Total (full strength ot guard) o
Tho men woro full of enthusiasm, but thero
waa no excitement or disorder, and apparently
no concern for personal safety. Tho battery
was handled with ndmlroblo coolness nnd do
liberation, Greater caro could not be token In
setting sights and aiming It tho men had boon
at forgot prnotlce and each striving to mako a
record score. Considering the fact that tho
onemy was within effective rango during tho
greater part of tho action, tho lire ot tho sec
ondary battery must havo boon most destruc
tive to his mon and material, end contributed
its full share to bringing the battle to an end no
speedily and wlthBo little loss to ourselves. It
Is reported that Spanish officers havo stated
that so deadly was tho effect ot our secondary
battery flro It was impossible to kcop tholr ruen
at the guns.
3. where all did tholr duty manfully, it Is a
difficult matter to solect individuals for, special
mention. Thero ore some, however, who de
servo to bo brought to your notloo by name
for conduct that displayed in n, conspicuous
manner courago, intelligence, and devotion to
During the early part ot the action a cartridge
jnmmed in tho bore of tho starboard forward
ti-pounder, and in tho effort to withdraw it tho
caso became detochod from tho projectile, leav
ing tho latter fast In tho bore nnd Impossible to
extract from the rear. Corporal UobertGray
of tho port gun asked and rocolved permission
to attempt to drive the snoll out by means ot
tho rammer. To do this it was necessary to
go out on tho gun, and tho undertaking was
lull of difficulties and dnngor. the latter duo in
n great moasure to tho blast of the turret guns
firing ovorhond. The gun wns hot nnd It was
necessary to cling to tho Jacob ladder with one
hand whllo endoavorlng with tho other to
manipulate tho long rammer. After a bravo
eftort ho was forced to glvo up and was ordered
In. Quartor-GunnerW. II. Smith then came
sent by tho oxecutlvo officer and promptly
placed himself In tho dangerous position out
side the gun port, whore he worked and failed,
as the Corporal had done. Nolthor had been
able to get tho rammer Into tho bore, and thero
seemed nothing loft to do but to dismount tho
gun. At this juncture Private Macncal. one of
tho crow, voluntoered to go out and mako a
final effort. Tho gun was so Important tho
starboard battery being engaged, that as a tor
lorn hope ho was permitted to mako tho at
tempt, ilo pushed out boldly and set to work.
Tho guns of the forward turret wore firing, tho
blast nearly knocking him ovorboard, and tho
enemy's shot woro coming with f requanoy into
his lmmodtato neighborhood It was at this
time that Chief Yeoman Ellis was killed on the
other side ot the deck. Macnoal never paused
in his work. Tho romraor was finally placed In
tho bore and the shell ejected. Tho gun was
Immediately put In action and Macneal ro
sumod his duties as coolly as if what he had
dono wore a matter of every-day routine.
The battle ordorlios will merit a place among
thoso whoso conduct Is worthy ot special men
tion. They were on the move constantly, bear
ing battle ordors to all parts ot tho Bhlp. and in
no instance did they fall in the prompt and in
telligent porformanceof their responsible duty.
Tho signalmen occupied very exposed posi
tions during tho action and rendered oxcellont
service Signal halyards and numbers, battle
tlagnand speed cones, wore riddled by small
projectiles and fragments of bursting shells,
casualties that show In what n cone ot danger
the signalmen performed their duties Signal
men Coombs and Mclntyreand Battle Orderlies
Ball and Davis were so near Yeoman Fills when
ho was killed that thoy were bespattered with
Tho following are tho names ot tho battle or
derlies: To tho flag oCQcer, Privates Ball and
Davis: to tho commanding officer, Prltates
Kelly, Smith, and San Jplo; to the executive
officer. Privates Brennen. G., "Wis'ther and
O'Donncll. Tho flag! orderly. Private Itlohmond.
nnd commanding ofllcers orderly. Private
Woodsum, were on deck and rendered good
service. .
Tho following are tho names of tho signal
men : Forward. Privates Coombs and Molntyre :
aft Privates Shaw and A'Hearno.
The musio boy. Drummer Welsenborg and
Fifer Stewart woro stationed on tho main and
gun decks respectively, to sound trumpet calls,
and behaved manfully.
None showed more unflinching courago than
tho men In the military tops, who stood by their
guns delivering their nro with unerring precis
ion, undismayed by the projocUlos flying about
them and striking in tholr lmmodlate vicinity.
Private Stock bridge, tho only man on the slclc
list, cllmhed Into the maintop at the signal for
battle, whero he remained to tho end ot tho
action, doing good work at his gun.
Tho non-commissioned ofllcers. First Bor-
gennt Manning, Sergeants Bristow. Montnlr.
Ingalls nnd McDovitt, and Corporals Dlttmelnr.
Doylo and Gray, showed excellent soldierly
qualltlos In tho management of tho men ana
batten'. First Sorgeant Manning rendered val
uable aid In supervising the widely separated
detachments of the guard. I cannot speak too
highly of tho conduct and bearing ot Lieut
Borden. His courago and oxcellont services
proved hlmavalunbloofncor.
There wero no casualties of a serious nature.
Two men wore slightly Injured one. Private
Flynn, in tho hack with a splinter, and tho
othor. Private Barfleld, In the leg, causo un
known. In neither caso was it necessary tor
tho man to leave his station.
4. It is a matter ot greatest prldo to tho
guard, officers and mon alike to bo able to
claim a share In the splendid work dono by tho
Brooklyn on tho 3d instant.
f. A report nearly Identical with this has
boon made to the commanding officer, very
respectfully, Paul St. C. Muhthy.
Captain, United States Marine Corps.
Commanding Guard.
To the Colonel Commandant. Headquarters
United States Marino Corps, Washington.
Bcspoctfully torwardod. The conduct of the
marine guard under Capt Murphy's command
on tho occasion of tholestructlon of tho Span
ish squadron on July 3, 1H08, was In every way
worthy of the accompanying report.
W. S. Bciilet.
Commodore. V. B. N., Commando r-In-Chlef
Flying Squadron.
Sergeant Oofl Tells of the Longing ot the
Hvventy-flrst's Men to Get Away.
Eugeno W. Goff, who a few years ago won
the all-round championship at tho Now York
Athletio Club's gamos, has written a letter
from Santiago to his sister, Lillian Madison,
who lives at Now Brighton, S. I. Mr. Goff Is
Sergeant of Company I, Soventy-flrst Begf
mont, and was in the fiercest part of the battle
of San Juan.
Ho resigned from the Twenty-second Begi
ment to go to the war with the Seventy-first.
Vllllnm Cheovorsdld tho same. The two
young men were life-long friends. At the bat
tle of San Juan Hill they distinguished them
selves, being among the first to reaoh tho top
ot tho hill and holplng in the capture of the
Spanish blockhouso. After the battle both
were stricken with yellow fever. Under date
ot July 28 Sergeant Goff wrote:
"lam just recovering from the fever attack.
Though I am still a trifle weak, I havo fully
recovered my health. I'm very thankful for
that. Wo had nulto a time of it I never ex
perienced anything like It before, we are all
disgusted with Cuba. Wo all have taken a kind
ot loathing to tho placo and are hoping to soon
get away from It Wo will be mighty glad to
r:et back to tho States. From the Colonel we
earned to-day that news wan received that
Spain was suing for peace, so I suppose when
this letter roaches you tho war will be over. If
possible, send me somo magazlnos nnd also
Tub New Yobk Hun. We .need some
good reading matter down here. I m trying to
collect a tow souvenirs for you, but tho country
Is very poor. The people are in a wretched
condition. The food we are getting now U very
fcood. and we're getting plenty to eat. But
magjne how I feel without cakes or puddings I
" Tho condition of poor Billy Oheevera ,1a
critical. Wo think If ho gotout on the ocean he
would Improve, and I'm going to try to get him
aboard a ship to send him North. We are all
trying to do what we can for him, poor fellow,
for we want him back in New York."
Cheevers died a few days ago.
Minister Buchanan Contributes O60 for tho
Hick and Wounded.
WAsniNOTOH. Aug, 10. W. I. Buchanan, tha
United Btatos Minister at Buonos Ayres, Ar
gentine Bopubllo, has sent to the State Depart
ment $50 out ot his own pocket for uae In the
relief of slok and wounded soldier. Mr. Bu
chanan laacomparativolypoor man andforthat
reason his donation Is appreciated, very highly
by Secretary Day. The money will be turned
over to the Nation tl Bed Cross.
jlh i ;- mMmmaMMaiiM
Itefora She Started Iter Machinery Ilnd
Been Got Into Oood Shape No Moro
J Trouble Expected A Flood of Telegrams
Abont Her Greetings Down the nay.
The Unltod States transport Chester, with
tho First Beglment ot Voluntoor Engineers,
202 mules, fifty wagons, two ambulances, sub
sistence stores and forego aboard, sailed for
Porto Rico shortly liofore 5 o'clock yesterday
morning. At 7 o'clock on Tuesday night tho
Chester could atcam only backward. Tho ob
server at Bandy Hook did not specify. In re
porting the departure ot ths transport,
whether she was proceeding stern first or bow
first In tho absonco ot specific information on
that point tho Quartermaster's Department'
took it for granted that bIio is proccodlng to
Porto.Bloo as any wolt-behavod steamer would,
with hor bow in front.
Machinists worked on tho Chester's ranohln
ry until daylight yesterday morning. Then a
test was mndo, and It was found that tho ship
would really go forward ,or backward. After
she had boon movod forward from her anchor
ago oft Bobbin's Bcof Light for nearly 100 yards,
ono of tho soldler-englnoors, so it was said at
tho Army building yesterday, poked his iioad
Intptho englno room nnd shouted:
"Now you've got her going In tho right direc
tion, koep her going, for Heaven's sakot It she
stops you maynover cot her going that way
Tho transport was saluted all the way down
to tho Hook by passing vossels. If she had been
p. battleehlp sho couldn't havo had a moro
rousing send-off. Tho officers and men ot tho
regiment lined tho rails and sent back good
natured nnswers to the good,-naturod jibes
about tho transport that came from tho passing
harbor crnft, Down in tho Narrows the Captain
of a tugboat shouted: '
" Bettor set your sails. Bhe's like an old maid
-crotchety and may toko it Into hor head to
stop any time."
"Get out I you're jealous," came from the
transport. You're sore because you haven't a
$200,000 beauty."
Somebody at Quarantine Bucircsted that tho
machinery was mado In Spain and that was the
reason it kicked up so. But the machinery
really worked very woll after tho machinists
succeeded in getting it to work. When the re
pairs wero finally completed tho chlet
engineer said ho was satisfied hejrouldhave
no more trouble.
Col. Amos B. Kimball, Deputy Quartermaster
General, who has supervision over all War De
partment vessels at this port, was swamped
with tolegraraB yestoVday morning in reference
to tho Chester. Washington wanted to know If
tho Chester had sailed, and if not it sho ever
would sail. Other telegrams woro from rela
tives and friends of members of the regiment
These telegrams camo from all ovor tho State,
and Col. Kimball had to detail one clerk to re
ply to them. One telegram was from a woman
tn Albany, who said she had a son in tho regi
ment and wanted to know if tho Chester was
really a safo transport To all these telegrams
Col. Kimball sent substantially the name an
swer, that tho Chester had sailed and that she
was a safe ship. Col. Kimball based the answer-on
tho report made to him by the trans
port fleet Captain.
For the benefit of those who have husbands
or sons or brothers on tho transsort it may be
stated that Col. Kimball has one son and two
sons-in-law on transports somewhere on the
Paclflo bound for Manila. Ho appreciates tho
anxiety felt by thoso who havo relatives aboard
the Chester and he learned the condition ot the
ship beforo he answered the telegrams.
Besides this. Col. Griffin, commander ot ths
reglmont nnd Vice-President ot the General
Electric Light Company, said just before the
transport sailed that she was perfectly safe
and tnat tho maohlnery having boen repaired,
the Chester would bo quite able to make the
voyage. Col. Griffin, It was stated, made a per
sonal inspection ot the machinery before the '
ship sailed.
Protest Agnlnit the Treatment of Gerard
Merrick Ives of the Bough Blders,
Gerard Morrlck Ives, a mombor of Troop K of
Boosovelt's rough riders, who had been sta
tioned at Tampa, died ot typhoid tover on
Tuesday afternoon at his home. 338 West
Soventy-flrst street. Last Saturday he pre
sented himself at the house In such an emaci
ated condition that tho servant who opened the
door at first failed to recognize him. HJs fam
ily, then at Bhlnnecock, wero notified, and at
onco returned to this city.
Young Ives lost consciousness soon after his
arrival, but it was learnod that ho had come
alone by train from Tampa without attention
or food of any sort. He was so weak that ho
had boen unablo to open a bottlo of boef ex
tract, which was all tho food ho had with him.
A telegram sent when ho started had failed to
reach nls brother. 11. Davis Ives. His mother,
Mrs. ChouncoyB.lv cs. said vesterday that as
vet nothing had beon hoard from Tampa as to
why her son was allowed to travel alono In such
a condition.
"It seems almost murder." sho said, "and
my son is going to wrlto to Col. Roosevelt to
Protest against tho way Gerard was treated,
ie wrote us some time ugo that he had at
tempted to get a furlough, but only when ho
could scarcoly move about was leave of absence
srantod him."
Threo physicians. Dr. George L. Brodhoad.
Dr. Nathan K. Brill, and Dr. Murray, who wero
called in a soon as Mr. Ives reached home,
said that he was In the third week of an attack
ot typhoid fever, and that It was an outrago to
allow him to travel. Mr. Ives joined tho rough
riders at Tampa on Juno 10. Ho wns unablo
to secure a carbine In time to accompany the
part of tho regiment sont to Santiago, and was
ono of seven men In charge of lOlthorsos.
Ho was born at Rome. Itnly. on Fob. lit. 1873.
and was a son of tho lato Chauneey B Ives, tho
sculptor, who designed the statues ot Sherman
and Trumbull at Washington and ot Bishop
Ilrowncll at Trinity College, Hartford. Young
Ivosattonded Lawroncevfllo Preparatory School
and wns graduated from Yalo University with
tho class of 1MH3. He wan a member ot the Pst
Upsllon fraternity, and played on tho socond
'varsity football team while In college. Ho en
tered business with a manufacturing company
(n thiH city. At the beginning ot tne war ho
joined Squadron A. resigning when ho found a
better chanco of going to tho front with the
rough rldeis.
Funernl services will bo held at his late homo
at 2 o'clock to-doy. conducted by tho Bev.
George Robinson Hazard, asslntnnt rector ot St.
George's Church.
lie Is Opposed to It lie Says, and Baa For
bidden the Landing of Beer at Santiago,
Tho Voire lias received the following letter
from Gen. Shatter in referenco to tho sale of
boor at army canteens ;
Bantuqo db Cuba. July 30, 1803.
Gbntlbmbn: I have not seen tho order No.
87 to which you refer, but I am in full sympathy
with It I have always been strongly opposed
to tho canteen system or tho Halo ot Intoxicat
ing drinks ot any kind on military reserva
tions and have opposed it until absolutely over
ruled and required to establish a canteen at my
post. I regard It demoralizing to the men, be
sides impairing seriously tholr efllolonoy.
There are always In every regiment a number
of men that will under any circumstances get
and drink liquor, but the great majority ttro
temperate, abstemious men, and it la to
thesq that the evil effects ot the, post
exchange system works tho greatest Injury, as
roung men who would not think of going away
rom he post for liquor wlll.wlien It i placed be
fore them and ovory Inducoment offered them
to purchase, do so, and thus gradually acquire
lablts ot Intemperance. The Plea that It fur
nishes a largo sum. which It does, to Improvo
the table tare of tho men. Is, in my opinion, a
very poor one, as the Government of the United
States is perfectly able to feed its mou without
any osslstanco from the profits of rum rolling.
I have absolutely prohibited the sale of llqur or
the opening ot saloons In the city ot Santiago.
Snd have roluscd permission for cargoes ot
oer to come fiom the States here. I think that
tbe neoessity ot refraining from drink Is fully
realized by all tho men. and ot their own accord
ther would refrain from drinking, very truly
yours. Wit, II. SnArnsu,
Major-Genera! U.S. Volunteers. Commanding.
Bending Out the War Bonds.
Wasmkotox, Aug. 10. Good progress Is be
ing mads by the Treasury Department in send
ing out the war bonds to subscribers. A forco
ot sixty clerks is engaged in tills work, and
they are despatching the bonds at the rate of
at least 0,000 a day. The out put to-day was
lO.OOO. NoWncIudlng intbetotaltnosesentto
day, $33.000. HX) ot the new issue have been
sent to 46.404 subscribers,
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Gor. Block Sends Bla Adjutant-General to
Waahlngtonto Hake Personal Appeal.
Aidant. Aug. 10. Gov. Dlaok returned to tho
Capitol to-day after his short outing In north
ern Now York. The most important matter
coming beforo hlra for his action to-day was
tho numerous requests which have comoto
him recently that ho use his influence to,havo
tho Now York State troops tn southern camps,
particularly in Florida, morod to points further
north, whero thoy would not bo so llablo to fall
victims to debilitating diseases. Tho Governor,
nt tor considering tho requests, to-day directed
Aalk-Gn. Tllllnghast to proceod to Washing
ton and make n personal and urgent nppoal to
the War Department officials to bring the New
York troops to a healthier camp farther north,
where they might havo opportunity to reouper
ato. Adjt,-Gon. Tllllnghast started for Wash
ington on Ms mission to-night.
Tho Governor has not received so many com
plaints against the camps at Chickamauga and
Camp Algor as against that in Florida, Tho
New York troops at Fernandlna eomprUo the
Second and Sixty-ninth regiments. Tho 8econd
Reglmont Includes tho former separate com
panies from Troy. Glens Falls. Saratoga, Sche
nectady, Hooslck Falls, Cohocs and Whitehall.
They Are Slow In Healing, bnt No Doubt Is
Entertained ot Ilia Becovery.
Tho wounds which' Brlg.-Gen. William B.
Worth recolved in the lighting bofore Santiago
aro not healing so rapidly as was hoped, but ot
his ultimate recovery no doubt is entertained.
Nearly threoweeks ago Gon. Worth wns re
moved from his homo on Governors Island to
tho private hospital ot Dr. John A. Wyeth, at
10 West Thlrty-flfth street. Just after he was
taken to tho hospital It was found that when
tho wound in his right arm was originally
droascd tho surgeon failed to remove a pleco
of tho sleeve of his blouse about tour inches,
square. Tho wound was cut open again and
tho bit ot cloth taken out. Sinco then threo
other pieces of tho sleeve havo been taken from
tho wound.
Tho wounds which Gen. Worth received in
the chest are healing nicely, it was reported
yesterday, but those in the arm have not oven
begun to heal yet. The bones have knitted,
however, and tbe healing Is simply a matter of
tlmo. Dr. Wyeth believes that Gen. Worth will
recover the tall use of his arm.
Capt. Hatchings, the Officer of the Day,
Says Xt'Wns Greatly Exaggerated.
Camp Aixieb. Va.. Aug. 10. Great indigna
tion is expressed by the ofllcers and men ot the
Third Virginia over tho disturbance of yester
day, and the ofllcers have prepared a stato
mont sotting forth tho facts In the cae. Capt.
Hutchings. tho officer of tho day. declares that
the trouble was greatly exaggerated and did
not oecur within tho lines of the Virginia regi
ment. Capt. Brooks, tho Quartermaster ot the First
Division, Lieut. Snyder ot the Twelfth Penn
sylvania and Lieut. Folk, Quartermaster ot tho
Second Brigade ot tho First Division, loft this
morning to reconnoitre the road to be travelled
by tho First Division on its march toThoropgh
faroGap, the new campsite. Tho party will
select camping spots for tho du Ision, where
the nights wllfbo spent whllo on the march.
Private Frod SchwartE. Company M, Slxty
fltth Now York, wns a prisoner before the gen
eral court-martial of tne First Division oharged
with desertion, rich wart z has alwais borne an
excellent reputation and Is a lino soldier. Ho
secured a pass to visit Washington nnd was
arrested eleven days later In Baltimore his de
scription In the meantime having beon sent out
to the police and orders for his arrest Issued.
Ho says that he know nothing ot what tran
spired until he found himself in tha hands ot
the police In Baltimore. Tho court Is apt to
dearwlth him lightly. .
Word reached corps headquartora to-day that
the Second Division IS still in tho mud at
Galnotvllle, Va.., a point about twelve miles
from Thoroughfare Gap. This moanB much
delay In returning tho baggage wagons to Camp
Alger for tho uso of the First Division.
Water for the use ot tho Slxty-IIIth Now York
is now brought to tho camp in sprinklers nnd
issuod to the men thore. So far the water has
been ot splendid 'quality and ot abundant
Gen. Dufileld nnd, Other Ofllcers from San
tiago Are Ordered to Their Homes.
Washington. Aug. 10. Theso offlcors. who
recently landed at Tampa from Santiago, have
been ordered to repair to their homes for an
indefinite furlough:
Brlg.-Gen. Henry M. Dufflold. U. 8. Volun
teers; Col. Charles L. Boynton. Thirty-third
Michigan Volunteer Infantry; Lleut.-Col. Law
renco J. Logan, Ninth Massachusetts Volun
teer Infantry: Major Honry W. WeMolls. Jr.,
Third U.S. Cavalry: Major Harry B. Wltklns.
Chief Commissary ot Subsistence. U. B. Volun
teers; Major Victor O. Vnughan. Surgeon,
Silrty-th rd Michigan vqiuntoer infantry;
ujor Merrell E. Webb. Thirty-thlrd Mlchl
gon Volunteors; Major David B.Wilson, Chlet
Commiasary of Subsistence, u. 8. Volunteers;
Capt. Charles A.Worden.Hevonth U. 8. Infantry;
Capt. Comolls Do Witt Yiflcox. Assistant Adjutant-General.
United States Volunteers; Capt.
John W. Barker. Commissary ot Subsistence,
united States Volunteers; Capt. John 11. Dunn.
Ninth Mosaachusotts Volunteer Infantry : First
Lieut. Samuel t Smiley. Fifteenth united
Btatos Infantry: First Lieut. Mark L. Horsey,
Quartermaster. Twelfth United States Infan
try: Second Lieut. James II. Beeves. Sixth
united States Cavalry: Beeond Lieut, ltudolph
J. Hans, Thirty-fourth Michigan Volunteer Iu
fantry: Second Lieut, Charles O'llellly Atkin
son, Thirty-third Michigan Volunteer Infan
try: Second Lieut. Timothy 'J. Sullivan, Ninth
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry: Acting As
sistant Surgoon Frank Donaldson, U, S. A.
Thu Yellow Fever Expert Going to Masta
chueetti, to Prepare Ule Ueport,
Pnit.Alixi.rHiA, Aug. 10. Dr. John Gulteras,
tho GoNornment yellow fever expert, went to
Massachusetts to-day for a brief rpst and to re
cover his brokon fieolth. Before his departure
he said:
"I shall, during my rest In tho hills, make
out a full report of my recent work In Cuba for
Burgeon-General Sternberg, In It I shall go
into details, I hae so far retrained from
speaking nt these detail. I think Ifwould not
be proper for me to dq so until the Surgeon
General has passed on them. One thing, how
ever, I consider 1 am at liberty to say. and that is
that the early removal of sick or conalescent
from Cuba Is a wise movo Although the fuver
so far mar boot a mild tpe and the death pr
centage small, the worst mouths have to come.
With tho unsanitary conditions existing and
tho probable Increase of feer, the results
would be very end if all the troops remain.
"Bending the immunes toproteot and keen
up the military requirements In the Island will
be as effective as if all the troops remained.
The state Inside of Santiago Is wnrs4 than any
one can imagine, and lierond description, it
will be soma time, probably a rear, beore Cuba
can be restored to good sanitary oonn,' j
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JTOB HASTTAVO TO-TAlVmti 1 j jjjfl
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The isighth Illinois, Twenty iroranrtftMurscaw f U
-nil For Sitter. i,f Churll. to r?Vl S I
n.PM' WIU, .Carry nubalatn1 m'
Stores Bealilei Delleaclea for , the, fllofcyjj i,jf
Tle auxiliary cruiser Yalo 'bocaraa n -plataitj 'Jv
nrmy transport yesterday morning. TfmohanesjH i,
took place shortly boforolU o'clock, when, rtiaji f
, came up from Tompklnsviilo and wns warpedjl u't
into tho American lino jilcr nt tho foot of Fnltonuj jt
street. As soon as she was tied up Capt WUroJ SI j
hor naval commander, reported to Col. Amos 8J ' fi j
Kimball. Deputy Quartermastor-Gonoral. tha&j 'i
the ship was subject to his orders. AtthatmoJ
monteho bocamo a transport. ! i S j
It Is oxpectod that she will sail for Santiago fj!
between 10 and 12 o'clock this morning. LosIJm Jra
ovcnlng it was not dcilnltoly known hero! Sif
whether she would srtil under a naval com-i fljA;
mandorand crow of bluojackots or' not ThM IBf
opinion was expressed in tho Quartormaster'aVJ Bi-
Department that everybody connected with? R
the navy aboard tho Yolo would leave tho shipM (B
early this morning. In that ovont Col. KlmbaUrl tfj
will sccuro now offlcors nnd Bhipanowcrow-H 91
It was thought that tho old offlcors who hadu j?S
chargo of her whon sho was tho American? IBM
llnor rnrls would go back to tholr old places jug
Somo ot tho ship's old crow aro still with ber-j wS
and It was not thought that it would be dlffl-J Cj
cult to fill her complomont. If now offlcors and j wM
crow havo to bo secured it is doubtful It the' S
Yale will got away to-day. J wK
Tho Ynlo Is to tako to Bantl.icon great quanJ Ml
tlty ot subsistence stores, as well as under and 'ul
outer clothing for tho sick soldiers romalnins I jm
there. In tho way of delicacies sho will carry'' J'JB
twenty tons of jellies. 5,000 bottles ofgtngejrj f!
ale. 000 bottles ot champagne. 12.000 cans Otf, . gj
soups, 500 bottles of lime juice, 100 bogs of- j
rice, for which Miss Clara Barton asked espo1 'Wt
daily, and a quantity of mineral water. ,$
Tho twonty imtrtuno nurses who camo here). 'j?
from Camp Alger on Monday to go to Santiago ,-ijf
on the Yale, and wero not nllowed to go aboard '4jtJ
tho vessel at TompkinsMllo, prosonted them'-J w
selves at the pier yestordny morning under' ,S
ordors from Col. Kimball to go n board the Hj
transport. Whon they applied to Capt WliO) jr
for assignment to quarters ho asked them. . 'JE
whore they came from. When ho lonmed'thatl' 3U
they wore from Camp Alger ho Is reported Xa tjfl
have said; i ,ni
"Typhoid fever-prevails at Camp Airier, arid jf
you men have been oxposed to It. This ship. Ki
has just boen fumigated and disinfected. X, Sfi
cannot allow ou aboard until you havo boea- iS
disinfected and fumigated." Ml
Thereupon tho nurses wont over to Governs JIJ
ore Island, where all their clothing wns dlsln- ! v'tt
fectod nnd thoy received medicated hatha., wf
When they appeared on tho shlpaualn quarters' ,cf
wero asslgnod to them. Tho four SIstors' of '$8'
Charity, who arrhod horo on Tupsduy, in,, S,S
charge of Mother Superior Carroll, tcr go on ;fift
nurses to Santiago, will also sail ort tho'Yala.r p
Tho Surgoen-Qenetal of thoArmy decided lata' i
on Tuesday afternoon to send thorn bnck'.to-i u 4
Emmitsburg, Md . whero thoy camo frouw ! j
but this order vrns countermanded yesterday aH
The Eighth Illinois Volunteer Infantry from ffl
bpringdold will snllontlio Ynlo. Tho reglmont.. -JM
was expectod to nrrlvotn Jersey City parly this J fll
morning. The regiment includes 57 ofneera C
and 1.300 men. I flh
Its Brooklyn Frlemla Propose Tlmt It Tnlro I ,''
the Former Thirteenth's Armory, I 9
, JHj
Tho friends ot Troop C ot Brooklyn, whichjlo 1 m
now In l'orto lileo, lime started a movement! tn i J
eocure for tho troopers tho Sumner ayonjM & 3
armory which was occupied by tlio Thlrtoonth 3 OjT
Beglment prior to its dlsbandment. Tho prcs-yj "3;
ent quarters ot tho troop In tho North Portland jj 'M
n rnue armory qro inadeuuato. It is genoraltr jj w
bollovod tint jvlion Troop O returns from tne) i tt
front it will bo nmulganmtcd with Troop CO 1 'J
that took Its placo. tho two to torm jlm w
squadron. Capt, Clayton of Troop C Is now 4
an acting Major, ami his friends say that It a.,3 ,W
squadron Is organized ho will take Oommand J !f
with tho rank of Major. Llout. Smith Is iacom- ' '
manil of Troon CC. i ,
Col. Luscorab has been unable1 jo recruit an !
new Thirteenth Itegimonr, but tho friends Ota
Major Itussoll. who is In command of the one iJ
battalion of tho regiment which went to the i 3
front nnd is attached to tho Twenty-second, J if
Regiment, say that no action should hetakenjjj I
regarding tho Sumner nvunuo armory until no"l '
returns with his battalion. J
Private Bolts Kept Fighting nt SantlagoO
After Holng Hit In the Tlilch,
J. M. Bolts, a private in Company X, Soventjv J
Hist Beglment, writes to a friend lu this city j
under date of July 2H concerning tho flghtlnffvi
near Santiago. He says In part: f
"Tho first throe days of July woro pretty hot' I
fighting, all nbout which ynu lmo probably ;
road. I wos shot In the thigh after I readied E
the top of tho hill of Hun J una, and spent tha J
night In tho hospital, but the next morning I ' t
heard that thoy would bond tho woumiod mon f
back to the United States, nnd ns lighting was A
still going on nnd thty nocded men to hold th G
position. 1 skipped out nnd rojoliu'd my com- S
pany, I say nkipjied. but It was only n hobble. j;
Iknow I could shoot ns well as mur, and could
dogood service within loys It wasery for- 0
tunate for me Hint tha boin was not struck, for
a man hnd to wait so long for treatment that in
most cases of shattered inu it wna found
necessary to amputnto tho leg."
Government Una No Further Uao Fiif Asr
ns nt Cnbln I.nyrr nnd Mipply Ship.
The Norwegian sUainhlii) Ailrla, which has
been used In cable laying near -Santiago by tn
Signal Corps of Gen. Shatter's nrmy, nrrlvod oa
Tuesday night from Key WVrt She will be
turned ONortohnragonts, as tho Government
requires her no longer. Her forco of men. who
are still with tho nrmy at Santiago, consisted of
two Sergeants nnd ton privates, hlio was alto
used as a supply ship, carrying telegraph and
telephone on tills (or sendee in the field. I
The I.oit Colors of the 113IH Now York Iter ,
reitetl nl Alhiiny.
Aloant, Aug.lO.-dov.Black to-day received
from tho War Department at 'Washington tbe
(Ingot the 113th Now lorL Volunteer Infan
try, Seventh Heavy Arliller), known as the
" Lost Colors." which were curried by anor-
fianliat Ion raised In Albany uud vicinity dur
ng tlin warot tho mbpllluii Tho ling was re
turned to New York Ktnio In ncoonliwee wlthja ,
epecluloct of CoiiKH'k. ot'piouxt by tho l'rfsl-
dent, which dlncDxl thut xueh transfvr.ho
fiade. The flag was a mo4t gnrgoiub una ot
iue silk, but It in now nnlyatutterrd remnant
t was captured from the n'gimuiit by the Con
federates In the battle before t'euirsburg tn i
June, lttH. and for many rears was, lost si&Uj
of, t-vtas been held in Blchmond, V&. j

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