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W THE Sljy, TUESDAY, AUGUST 80, 1898.
' II POPULAR NEGRO SOLDIERS. ki groniKS or THEIR BRAVERT AT BAH B JVAX TOLD IX CAMP W1KOTP. Won lh Title of Colored Booth Rider by Oallant Charge to Aid RoMTlt's Man -On Company Went Into flattie lnglng other Uaneed While Halted Vnderrire. Cr Wikoft. Aug. 'JO No regiment her aneapiped ""'" Ppular among the noi sier than the two colored cavalry regiment, the Ninth and Tenth regular. The? are uulet. xrellmnnncred. cheerful fellows, these negro troopers, and far sooner than anr of the other Cut" veteran they hnve recovered their mints and vitality after the campaign. In an encampment made tip chiefly of he sick and ball itck. it i inspiriting to meet on the road a 1 groiir ' ,hw ""Idler logging along in lively conversation, their white teeth gleaming in f smiles. As to their abilities in battle but one J opinion is expressed here, and almost inva riably in the same words: "Those colored chaps fought like devils." Many are the stories of their prowess, told by the men of the other regiments. A rom- pant of the Tenth went Into action singing. Two men of another company enlivened their I aomradcs during a very trying halt under Are by executing! double-flop dance, to whl h the whole company began presently to clap out the time; their officers, meanwhile, being wisely blind' and deaf to these rather unusual taotic. The rough riders are enthusiastic over the Klnth Regiment. When Roosevelt's men had fi made their rush up San Juan Hill they found them selves in a very bad position, pressed by T superior foree'of the enemy on both flanks and to front. It Is generally admitted that they eoold not have held their position but far the splendid charge of the black men to their sup port. After the worst of the fighting was over, a rough rider, finding himself near one of the oolored troopers, walked up and grasped his band, saying: "We've got you fellows to thank for getting ua out of a bad hole." "Dat's all right, boss." said the negro, with a broad grin. "Dat's all right It's all In de fam'ly. We call ouahselves de colored rough riders." "It was a matter of considerable doubt," an sffloer of the regular Infantry says, "whether the colored troops would acquit themselves trail. We of the army knew them to be good Indian fighters, but this Cuban business waa no more like Indian lighting than a game of marbles Is like billiards. Probably It was be cause I'm from the South that I didn't think much of the colored regiments, but having seen those fellows In action I've changed my mind completely. Tbey were the best, the readiest, the most cheerful, and. I believe, the deadliest fighters in the war. In the charge un the hill a volunteer who had got separated from his company and who looked pretty badly rattled got caught In the rush and carried along. A big fellow behind him kept spurring him on and trying to encourage him. but the !man was badly rattled and tried to get away. That settled him with the troopers, who be gan to guy him. asking his name and address for purposes of identification, and assuring him that he would be readily distinguished among the other dead on account of his color. Presently a Mauser bullet clipped the sleeve of the man next to him. The trooper turned to the volunteer. " 'Honey, dat bullet was a-eallin' youah name, hush.' he said. "They tell me that the volunteer finally plucked up his spirits and fought so well that the negroes assured him that in the next bat tle he'd be an honor to any regiment One thing I noticed about th negro troopers was that they evinced less inclination to duck when the bullets whistled over them than the other soldiers showed. A Sergeant explained It to me this way: " "W'en de bullet go along it say. "Pl-yl-yi I Pi-yi-yi!" Nobody ain' coin' to min' dat But de shrapnel, dat's different. Dat say. "Oo-oo oo-oo: I want yeh. I want yeh. I wont yen, man honey"' Dat's w'at makes a man's head kindah shrink like between his shouldahs.' !! "However. I didn't see any shrinking that could be identified as such among those men. V There wasn't an instant during the lighting that they didn't look as if they were in the very A place of all places on earth where they most Ui wished to be." I At present the colored men are assiduously cultivating the gentle arts of peace. Every night they sit outdoors and sing. The Ninth . ! men staked out a baseball diamond on the flat ) near the Life Saving station this morning and y played a most tumultuous game of ball, which would have resulted more definitely if in the J third inning the runs hadn't piled up so high I I that the scorer collapsed with exhaustion and fell asleep. As no two of the players agreed on the score, the gome was declared "no eon test." and will be played off at a future date. i The Tenth Cavalryman who has his guitar J i with him is the centre of a large audience very afternoon, and he is hustling around try- Ilng to persuade some of the banjo and mandolin ' players to beg or borrow Instruments which can be sent to them here, so that he can get up a string orchestra. Certain sportsmen of the Ninth have organized cross-country hunts after theCfroi, which aboundajln the marshes. They stalk him to his lair and then swat him I I with the unpoetlc but substantial club, where I 1 upon he crooks his last croak and renders up hkCmuscular lege to make a dainty feast. Two hunters who beat along the little stream flow- I tog back o( the Signal Corps yesterday nfter- I I noon bagged no less than forty-seven batra chiane. not counting six toads, which they killed by mistake. On the whole, the colored soldiers are getting more out of camp life than any on else in the place. I At the Signal Corps encampment the men ore huekling ciuletly over an incident of disci- I, j pline which occurred yesterday. There is a 11 young W esterner in the corps who would be re in garded with more favor it he didn't boast oo l . much. He is known as tho biggest eater and the greatest talker in the camp. Perhaps it i I was the ozone in the air yesterday that in h spired him with a notion that he Was a little too good to work. An; way. when bis Ser geant ordered him to get to work with a spade, i post-hyie digging being the trder of the day. he declined without thanks. "What: You wont obey the order?" said the Sergeant. I . "-No ; I wont. " said the private. "That ian t I my work.'' Now the Signal Corps has done probably twice as much work an any other body of men tothicainp.and it hosstiaul not upon the order of its pertormaiice. hut has just gone ahead I and acconi! nstie.l whatever was necessary. II fills iiae nee, B,iiate,i ail sorts ot lahor by all ll HlVr"; a"'1' " Wt'lJ a i"'t. one would see a I ikill.il elecni .(an engnaed In me gru'-elul ins Ume of hreuxjlig racks, while a college-1, led ll draughtsman wan helping the carpenter to saw II ?k! r t:ie ag'-,"men to care lor ..heir mules. Ill i " na'1 '"'''" " grumbling, for oil sol diers grumble, but it wasn't of the kind that f J impeded i r igreaa, and whatever task wus set Deiore the n;!ial t orps men was dono In a luonner which has comiiiaiideiCthe admiration of every officer In camp, Therefore tho Ser- pant was duiufouudei at .the first: actual breach r discipline 1 1 k .liSHJ080 ' teii me you won't dig that post Bole? he asked. .n'i,1;'t,-'"iv';lr,1'f,''.'sa"lthefoutn- "I didn't anhst to dut h ies. I .'.'" r'i"u. 1 " I ut you in the guardhouse." na tl" ua ''' '""'' IwtOrUM the private, dc Culling three men. the Sergeant ordered i,,' .ii '"" 'le oUlurute soldier to the juaronous.. rills was a puzzler, for there jasnt ai, guardhouse, but the Sergeant ni di a el a teui uu the end of. the tine! It was tie,, , V ."'."" ' " rW ""' u'un there about 111 teeti mli.utee a. the,, t hm: fo. Th(. Wt)ia ?,,.! 'W.'"1;'.''; '"arched their man to ,he hlr ". '" ,""J" a'"1 'H'letly retired. The Prceant ut down and lookKl at Ins watch I tWtfom'tbS S's :h,-rB ""rUaK3v mi3t: '"" '' ' s: One M you come here. WOtl t oU. I lease' th R "r",.1'''"' 'he Sergeant, a man went to itreoh , fr","1i'''"' tne rlKi's a hand 1 the,.., iUt a,('11I'l 1 apiece ,,l paper in I Post l"e '"''"'"'" 1''''a'"' r'1"-'a"t'- WlD die hov", nI"'.'.vat11 waR rlcas.,! There l.tupoet U t? ,' ''"' "'" ,?-,,r" Ml1"'1' " monui'ent I Corps ma"lUmt'J oTicfliflng of the higiml i 51 menlifCiipolV'ar''.'','l'lll,vlne,helcl"pemo- I t R.l'!'' ilnl l auir. I . S. A . wluch fans Iter a iftS-pm,"" "nJth' "ho"' uI "' 'd. ' 1 1 wate? chP.s.1."' """ u "' tue ol fri ah found Vh.S.' f w'u'mlug place Then tf.ey I from the shore proved productive of very small fish for the frying pan. so some of the prog res lve spirits bulTt a ran, which they poled out into the middle to fish from. To be sure, the raft had the peculiarity of sagging down at one I end or the other and Immersing the navigat ors, but otherwise it was a highly satisfactory contrivance. It motive power was a pole, op erated by a man in a bathing suit or leas, and it revolved slowly a it progressed. Nautical genius was not satisfied with the construe Ion of this craft, and a committee of old salts decided on a boat which should be the wonder of nations. It took a week to build it. the material being boards from old packing cases. When It was done It looked like a ems between a hemlock coffin and an elongated washtub. Its constructors., after twice sink ing in It. got it into condition so that It would float, rigged up some oars with nails for thole pins, solemnly christened their craft The Dub by breaking n whiskey bottle over lb prow the bottle was empty, it being considered sin ful to waste whiskey in this camp and chal lenged any other boat on that body of water to a regatta for the championship of Camp Wl koff. and a converted tomato can. which was to be ruitably engraved as a trophy. This challenge gave rise to another syndicate, which invented a ship unique In the annals of j seamanship. Its main supports' were two pack I Ing tHvxes tightly calked, over which was built I a platform. 1 was exploited as the fin-keel. whsleback. snlf-rightltig. twin-screw, double action, pie-rater catamaran, and its name was I Onthebum. A race was speedily arranged be I tween 1 he Dub and Untheburq. over n care . fully staked course of Km yards, and money. much money, considering that the paymaster hadn't been around, was staked on the result. i when the racers came out It was discovered tha". an extra pair of oars had been put In The Dub, while Its rival, the pie-rater, was navi gated by four men. two oarsmen, a poler, and a balance man. who stood up on the prow to keep the stern from going under. Truth Is ' mignty and will prevail: therefore, it must 1 I stated that the ruce was not an unqualified I success. It would have been, doubtless, but for some unliked-for incidents, such as the pole of the Onthebum's poleman getting stuck In the mud and compelling that sailor to step off ufter it. whertupoathe craft spun around, the oarsmen caught a crab apiece and slid off their seats wh.il the man on the prow natur ally lost his balance and collapsed backward upon their writhing forms: such. also, us The Dub. which might have hud a walk-over, be coming unaccountably frightened at the wave lets and making rapidly. tor shore, where it grounded amid theSmeiodiousiCursesoCits back- I ers. The sailors were too badly rattled to try again. Besides, The Dub hnd sprung a leak, and the pie-raters poleman, being rescued fronuthe deep with his pole, declined to ship again in any capacity. All bets were declared off. and there won't be another regatta In the First Cavalry until It develops a few able sea men. . Possibly fifty men were crowded into the lit tle open shanty restaurant which is known through the csmp as Hungry Joe's. It was 7 o'clock in the evening, ana the flaring gaso line lamps threw into bold relief against the background of rough boards the blue flannel shirts of rough riders and negro cavalrymen, the canvas coats ot some of the other cavalry men, the loose shirts and slouch hats of a few civilians, and the worried faces of Hungry Joe and bis assistants, who were trying to keep up with the rush of orders and were raking in money over the linoleum-covered table. The air reeoundeiCwith cries: "Got any lemon pie?" "How much are your crtnned -reaches?" "Hey, chef, put a steak on the broil." "All out of butter; .alee some salt." "Eggs? Who said eggs? All the hens on Long Island have struck." "Here yore: here y'are : three more drinks of milk left. Who wants 'em?" "108 over the three." "Say. here's a guy wants to know if you got chick en. He thinks he's in a hotel." 'Toss that pepper, partner. I need something hot." "Ain't got any beer, hey? What you runnln'. a prayer meettn'?" sight and Bound suggested the furthest out skirts of the realm of civilized men. Said one of the civilians to the three who were eating with him: "If you were suddenly transplanted into this scene without knowing anything of the local lty.where would you suppose you had land- "The Klondike." answered all three unani mously. Yesterday the Post Office was closed and there wan gnef in the ranks, for the mail Is. next to the possibilities ot incoming express packages, the grand and important event of the day here. But even Post Ofllc men have to rest sometimes, and if ever men needed rest the employees in the Camp Wikoff office need it. Not once-in a generation would it happen that a small Post Umce like the one here would be called ;upon to assume the work of mail distribution equal to that of a city. That is what has happened here. Owing to the exigencies of the camp the mail mat ter handled here is considerably in ex cess of that in a city with a population equal to that of this encampment The Post Office men hocLnothing better than a car to work In at first. They put up rough counters at each end. improvised mall boxes, fixed up a letter drop with a dry goods box for receptacle, and went into a first class Test Office business with less than fourth class facilities. Nobody but the men themselves knows how constantly they had to hustle. They did hustle, and that cheerfully. They have been uniformly pa tient and polite and helpful, and in such a place as this that means n great deal to the soldiers, for a little carelessness could easily work havoc with the mails. Now they have a Post Office building, which may be lacking in architectural beauty, being built of rouch hemlock boards, but it Is a great improvement from the standpoint of utility over the car. It has deep shelve at which the soldiers can write letters, two letter drops, a grating in front of the employees, a counter big enough for mall reception, stamp selling and money order business, and tpace enough fortthe mail bags. As a consequence the mall distribution is quicker than before, and every thing Is running smoothly. There is one steady demand which the department rules forbid the employees to supply; the demand for ma terial on which to write. Writing paper is mighty scarce in this camp, and the fetter sheet the use of which the Oovernment dis continued, would be a boon at this Post Office. A Captain and a Chaplain, riding down to tho noon train to-day. met an official of the Young Men's Christian Association! who has been at work here for several days. They reined up ana bade the Y. M. C. A. man good morning. "I would like to ask you, !r,' said the Cap tain, in precise tones. "If you favorKunday ba'e ballr" "My dear sir." exclaimed the civilian, 'what a question! Certainly not." "Then why. may 1 ask. do you foster It?" "I? Poster the breaking of the Sabbath? I don't understand you." "It is perfectly simple." put In the Chaplain "Your association, on the otherwise excellent work of which I congratulate you heartily, brought down here a number of I at and balls, which were gien lothe regiments, I bcliee. "That is very true. sir. but" "One moment if you please. I have learned that most of tham were distnbuted on Satur day." An expression of dismay appeared upon the Y. M. C. A. man's face. "And if that Is not inciting the soldiery to Sunday baseball. I don't know what is." said the Captain. Then they rode on. leaving the association man looking so ruelul that their hearts were melted. At the station they told the story of their llttl joke to The sun man. "And if you mention the matter In your paper." saicl the Chaplain, "yon might say. without using my oauie. that the bnsei.nll play ing yesterday probably did the men nlmost its much got 1 almost. 1 say as the church ser vices. That's unofficial, you understand ; en tirely unoitlcial." The train whistled and the Chnplain got aboard. As the ears moicd out lie lifted Til window, put his head out and culled: "by the way. you might cross that 'almost' out." . :amp ALGF.n moors movixo. 101 Slrk Men of the eOttl New Tork Start for Buffalo The lteglmeot lo l-'ollow. Dunn Lobixo. Va . Aug. ".0 The movement of troops irom Dunn Lorlng to Camp Meade has at last begun. There nrc eicbt regiment here, comprising the First Division of the Sec ond Army Corps. The plan of the division commander. (Jen. Corbin. was to have tho first atul second battalions of the Slxt -fifth New York moved to-day. nut the order from the War Department this morning, directing that the destination of the regiment be changed from Camp Meade to Buffalo. i.eiiMsitaled a re arrangement of the programme for the move ment. The Twelfth Pennsylvania Hegiuunt wus hurriedly substituted for the two buttftlioi s of the Hixiv-iirtn i.nd left Dunn l.oring nt U o'clock for the Iemisylvaiilaeamp The Sixty fifth will i-o: te sent to Buffalo until Wednes day, as It is necessary that ihey turnover to the Government ail of their field and garrison equipment before going to their po.nt muster The n-inu nlng troops wi.l be hurried as fast us p JMIbju lo the new ci mp. Major Howard, the chief (Juartcrmaster of the Si e.n, I A run Corp. leached Dunn l.oiing this morning lor the purpose ,,f persoi i.ily su-iiem-nig tlie work of transport I n 3 the troops. He speaks highly of the camp site nt Mid llc town. I'll . nt, I ut ot the opin.on that uoneof the inconvenience that existed at fnmp Aigcr Will be felt. A hospital nam. furnished at the expense of the 'lovcrniuent. Idt camp this afternoon at 4 o'clock with Ml sick and con valescent aoldlort of the Sixt) -tilth .New Vork. who were tak-n to I uffa'o. The train had a Pullman sleeper and dining ear. and s'x nurses and live sr.rucons accompanied the boys to ai led tti their wants Chaplalu I isher of the regiment also accompanied them. Private Gorman's Attempt at Suicide Suc cessflll. Fobt Adams. H. I .Aug 2f Frlvato Peter J. Gorman, Company D. Yort -sewuth Regiment of Brooklyn, who out hi throat, died at e'olook una afternoon. amimaamBammmmmmflBBBml SICKNESS IN PORTO RICO. ALL TROOTH THAT CAM BR HPAMKD ARK ORDKRXli HOMK The Sanitary Condition Threatens to Be a fterlona a at Santiago- Congressman Wadswerth Beports That 10 Per Cant, of the Men Are Dick, Many with Malarial and Typhoid Pever Ifo Tellow Fever. Washihotox. Aug 29 An order was aent from the War Department this afternoon to Major-Gen. Mile directing that all the troops which can possibly he spared from garrison duty in Porto Rico be sent to the United States without delay. The order is significant from the fact that Instructions were sent to Gen. Mile several days ago directing that a number of regiments which the Administration had de elded to muster out of the service be sent home at once. The Administration I now alarmed by report recently received in regard to tho health situation In Porto Rico. The offi cials have heretofore been very reticent on the subject and an effort has been made to prevent the publication of alarming reports in the hope of avoiding further possibility of criticism of the army administration. The War Depart ment pow admits, however, that there la sick ness among the troops In Porto Rico. Representative Wadsworth of New York was In Washington to-day. having arrived at New port News yesterday on the -auxiliary naval vessel Mayflower from Porto Rico. He had previously visited Saatloso, and was therefore able to compare the conditions existing In Cuba and Porto Rico. Ho called on the Secretary of War this afternoon and told him that the sani tary situation in Gen. Mlles's army was alarm ing, and that it was a question of only a few days before the epidemic of disease among the troops would be as serious as It was at Santiago. Mr. Wadsworth said that when he left the island, last week, the sickness waa increasing rapidly. Fully 10 per cent, of the men were sick, he said, many of them with malarial and typhoid fevers. The only fact which made the situation less alarming than at Santiago was that Gen. Miles' command waa free from yel low fever. The men. a a rule, had no shelter except small tent, and these afforded little protection from the terrific rains which fell nearly every day. Scarcely a night passed in which the soldiers were not drenched to the skin by the sudden tropical showers, the like of which no one who has never been outside of the United States knows anythine about Mr. Wadsworth said that when he left Porto Rico Gen. Miles expected to leave for the United States very soon. The commanding General had expected to leave some time be fore, but awaited the arrival of Mrs. Miles, when he heard that she had left for Porto Rico. Then he was detained a few days longer by business of the army. The New York cavalry troops hare been ordered home without waiting for their horses to be put aboard the transports, in order to facilitate the withdrawal of the men from the island. THB RKCBPTIOir TO TROOP C Committee Named at a Meeting In Brook lyn Yesterday Afternoon. The committee of one hundred appointed by President Edward M. Grout of the borough of Brooklyn to arrange for a reception to Troop C on its return from Porto Rico met in the old Common Council chambers in the Borough Hall yesterday afternoon. This Executive Committee was appointed: Gen. James McXeer. Major Edward M. Grout Wil liam C. Bryant Former Mayor D. A. Boody. Internal Revenue Collector Frank R. Moore. Col. William Hester. Charles A. Moore. William N. Dykman. Col. George A. Price. Gen. William C. Wallace. Col. Willis L. Ogden. Bridge Com missioner John L. Shea. James Hardie. Corpo raton Counsel Almet F. Jenks. Col. John M. Partridge. Major James D. Bell. Henry C. Bat terman. Police Commissioner Bernard J. York. Andrew T. Sullivan. Deputy Commissioner William Walton. Alfred T. White. Senator George W. Brush. Park Commissioner George V. Brower. J. Henry Dick and Gen. J. V. Mese role. This Finance Committee was selected: Silas B. Dutcher. Congressman Edmund H. Driggs. Felix Campbell. Frank Bailey. A. A. Low. Jo seph C. Hendrlx. Stephen M. OriswoUl, J. Mat thews. Nathaniel T. Sprague and John G. Jenkins. A sub-committee thst will have gen eral charge of the celebration was appointed as follows: Edward M. Grout William C. Bryant. Julian D. Falrehild. James D Bell and William N. Dykman. Another meeting will be held in a few days. IWr ORDERS. Resignations of Ofaeers Accepted Major Nye Ordered to Huntsrllle, Ala. Wasbixgtow, Aug. 29. The resignations of the following officers have been accepted by the President: Second Lieut. Charles R. Hickox. Jr.. Second Regiment U. 8. Infantry; Major Sprague Winchester. Surgeon. Fifth Regiment. U. 8. Infantry: Major John S. Harding. Ninth Penn sylvania Infantry: lajit Thomas R. Biddle. Fourth Ohio Infantry: First Lieut. Hugh, Ban croft. Adjutant. Fifth Massachusetts Infantry : First Lieut. Anthony F. Mschold. Third Penn sylvania Infantry .Second Lieut. Kinney Funk. Fourth Ohio Iafantry The resignation and subsequent discharge of Capt. Juan U. Hart. First Begiment U 8. Vol unteer Infantry. Is revoked? ("apt. Hart will report to the Adjutant-General of the army. Major Frank E. Nye, Commissary ot Sub sistence. 1" relieved from further duty at Chat tanooga. Tenn.. and will proceed, with his clerks, to Huntsville. Ala., to purchase nod ship euhsisteree supplies nt the subsistence depot at that place, and while on such duty shall have the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. XO VISITORS OS THE WARSHIPS. They Delayed the Work of Getting the Ves sels Beady for Dry Dork- Sampson Back. The visitors to the Brooklyn Navy Yard were disappointed yesterday, for orders had been issued to keep them off the war vessels, as it delayed the work of getting them ready for dry dock. The work ot lightening the Iowa was continued yesterday and her 12-inch shells were taken out of the magazines. It Is expected that the Iowa will go into dry dock to-motrow. Rear Admiral Sampson visited the yard yes terday and went directly to the flnasliip New York, whore he remained all i!y. He expects the New York to go Into dry dock In a few days. Tli- .New York is lying at the ( obb Dock just aheit't of the receiving ship Vermont. The ammunition srppy boat Amenta ar rived at the yard yesterday. Cant. Elliott of the Marine Corp arrived at the yard yesterday and reported to Rear Ad miral Burco. ('apt. Elliott commanded the flisl detachment of marines that landed at Guantanumo Bay fiom the Panther. Movements of Naval Vrssels. Washington. Aug. 20 These movements of warships are reported: Arrived At Provineetown, AtlR. 2rt. Hrm.nolr. Tine yard Bvven. A ik- 27, sminole; Pmvtnretuwn. Auk. 1U, Meittauk, Vineyard lUvsn, Auk. 27. Mnntauk; ProvincttoWIli Aug. 27, P.ncMtaqu. r rt lioyn1. Aug. 27, H rrulfi: dtmant-Kj. Aug. 27, Nashville, llrnok Ivn, Allp. 27. New Tor and Armerla; Ctiarlrston, Aug. ITi Mayf owtr; lelmware BirakwaUr. Aug. 27. Nihant: Norfolk. Aug. 27, Viking; P. rt Tampa. Aug. 27. McLane; Fort Monroe, Aug. 27. Stranger and Leveies; Tniupkicavillc. Aug. 2. R'snlute anrl Tale; tl u Kong. Aug. 2s. RahlsU and Olympia. Port Tsmia. Aug. 2H, Pr.nceton. Fart Monroe, Aug. 2ri, Dixie; Aug. 211. Dorotftca. Waah.Utfton, AUg. 2M, ylpbl Mouuuk. Aug. 2, yownilte: Persic da. Aug. 2, FaaaJe ami Taccnia; Boclau, Ac.. u( Solarc. Fall Eiver drpot. Aug. 2c, Pram; NurfoUc. Aug. U,n. wan.-; N. w, ,, i A .u 21. Jc.- in and Wauvlu. R.ul-! From 'jnianr fi.r Porto Itic. Aug 2M. New Orleuna. P.-o ip.-Mowu for Vineyard Kam. Aug. 2rt. Kauuuole, VlneaiU lUven lor N, s Lon don. Aug. 2c. !-nin le. Woiiaretom, for Vinejard Haven. Aug. -". McLtauk: Vineyard Haven for New London, Aug. 21. Ueutauk. Provlneialowti for Leawki' Mia"". Aug. 27. PiacaUuua uu,l Lehigh: N'ort'la l.r F rt Monroe. Aug. 27. Strong, r. Fort M.uro b rNtwsrt, Aug 2s. Lejdeu. Brook 1. n for Beaton. Aug. 27, I'laaa: Houtbliort ior irai kc Inlet. Aug 27. Ow n. Portsmouth for ToTipk.na wile, Aug. 27, Keaolul. aiut,inera for Fort Vlour. , Aug 27, Niagara, Malum end starling; Fort Muuroe for Tn,pkmeUle, Aug. 2s. Celtic: Brooklyn for T, mrkineulle. Vut' 2s. Yankee. F Tl M ur- l-,r New York. Aug 2W, Peoria, Newport f, r P, , uuiuutb, Aug. XV, Vukaturg. Review at Jarktnmille'i Camp. Jacksonville. Fla . Aug. Lit - At the brigade review of I he First Brigade to-night in honor of the commissioner from New Jersey, ten dered by Gen. Burt, Gen. Spencer acted a re viewing officer. Aa the becond New Jersey waa short Dearly throe companies they did not awaaoodaaapTaraaaathaynaailly(lo. 4 BTERXBERO AJTD THE RBTt CROSS. The Snrgeon-Oenernl Kxplalna Ufa Attrtnde Toward the Organisation. WAsmntoToir. An. 20. Thl statement In regard to the attitude of the Medical Depart ment of the army toward the National Red Cross Society was made by Surgeon-General Sternberg to-day: "Owing to t he pressure of my official duties. I hare not heretofore felt justified In taking the time to mnke an explanation with refer- j ence to my attitude toward the American Na- I tional Red Cross. "It ha been repeatedly charged In the news papers that I am hostile to this organisation and have refused to accept Its assistance In the care of our sick and wounded soldiers, and that as a result of this refusal there has been un necessary suffering. "These charges are without foundation, ex cept In so far as I have objected to the sending of female nurses with troops In the field en gaged In active operations. Wo have a Red Cross Hospital Corps in the army of enlisted men. whose duty It is to render first aid to tha wounded upon the Held of battle and to cars for the sick in our division field hospitals, and I hate been of the opinion that female nurses would be an incumbrance to troops during active operations, but so soon as serious sick nesses developed In onr camps and it became necessary to treat typhoid fevercosee In onr Held hospitals. I gladly accepted the services of trained female nurses tor the division Held hospital, ami in our general hospitals we have employed them from the flip:. Tha generul testimony from the surgeons in charge of these hospitals has been that their services have been of great vnlue. Very many of these trained nurses have been obtained through the kind assistance of the Red Crosa U'Wiety (or Maintenance of Trained Nurse. Auxiliary No. .'1. and 1 desire to express my high appre ciation of the valuable services rendered lo the Medical Department of the army by this organ ization. "My attitude toward relief organisations Is shown by an Indorsement dated May B, upon a letter addressed by the Rev. Henry C. McOook of Philadelphia to the President and referred to me for remark. " 'May 5, IrtKK. Respectfully returned to tho Adjutant-General of the Army. The plan pro posed for the organization of a relief associa tion apiiears fo have been well considered, and the object in view will commend Itself; to every patriotic citizen. But it is a question whether the President should give special privileges to anv particular organization. Other prominent Individuals in distant parts of th country may be organizing for the same purpose. One such proposition has come to me from Chi cago. While I approve in a general way of organizations for the relief work proposed, it sppears to me that it will be best not to give In advance exclusive privileges to any particu lar organization. In ease of need, assistance should be accepted from any organization pre pared to give it' "This has been my guiding principle throughout that relief when needed should be promptly accepted without reference to the source from which it comes. The relief af forded by the National Red Cross at Siboney wo promptly accepted by the surgeons on the spot, bnt it is evident that it was entirely In adequate to meet the emergency. "A committee of the American National Red Cross Association called upon me in my office in Washington some time in advance of the landing of our troops in Santiago, making on offer of assistance. I received them most cour teously and advised them to use their re sources In fitting up a hospital ship, telling them that a hospital ship wa now being fitted up for the nse of the Medical Department, but it was not at all Improbable that an emergency would arise which would overtax our re sources, and that In such an event a hospital ship, properly equipped, .having O" board a corps of. doctors and nurses, would be a most valuable auxiliary. "Furthermore, the American National Red Cross Association has had full authority to send agents and supplies to all our camps since June t. lrJirt. and if there has been suffering for want of needed supplies, they must share the responsibility .with the. Medical Depart mant of the army for such suffering. "The following letter was sent by me to every chief surgeon of a department or Inde pendent army in the field on June '.. IHSiH: " 'The Secretary of War has approved of the following proposition by the National Bed Cross Association, and the chief surgeons of army corps and divisions will eo-oi.erate with the authorized agents of its association for the purposes Indicated : "Wc can put any desired amount of hos pital supplies ice. malted milk, condensed milk. Mellin's food. Ac into any of the volun teer camps in a few hours. Will you be kind enough to bring this letter to the attention ot Secretary Alger and ask him if there is any ob jection to onr appointing a Rad Cross repre sentative to report to the .'commanding officer and chief surgeonslin every camp, confer with them as to their Immediate needs, and if any thing of any kind is wanting oteo there a Red Cross station and send the supplies:" W'e can do this, not in a few weeks or a few days, but in a few hours, and can furnish any quantity of any desired luxury or delicacy for hospital use. We hereby tender our aid and put our organi zation at the W'ar Department's service for co ooeration in this field."' "To sh"w my cordial relations with tho Na tional Red Cross Relief Committee I venture to ?uote from a letter of Aug. 11. received by me rom Mr. Cleveland II. Dodge. Chairman of the Supply Committee. Mr. Dodge says: 'I want aealn to assure you personally and on be half of our committee of our earnest desire to assist you in every possible way, and to thank you for calling upon us so frankly.' "In a recent letter from Mrs. Winthrop Cow din. Vice-President of the Red Cross Society for Maintenance of Trained Nurses, she says: 'We greatly appreciate your courtesy to us and feel most grateful to have been permitted to serve you in any war.' " JVM CJJO.S TO AID THE CUBAXS. A Steamer Will Start with 1,000 Tons of Snppllea on Thursday. At the request of Clara Barton, contained in a cable despatch received from her yesterday from Havana, the Central Cuban Relief Com mittee chartered a steamer, which will be used exclusively for delivering to the starving Cubans provisionsCand clothing. The steam er selected for the work was the Mallory line vessel City of San Antonio. Tho San An tonio is very like the State of Texas, which was Miss Barton's vessel at Santiago, and which arrived here about a month ago. The Kan Antonio was chartered yesterday for two month, and Is expected to start for Cuba on Thursday. She will carry probably l.(x)0 tons of supplies, consisting of food, clothing anil delicacies. While it has not been definitely de termined as to just what port the San Antonio will first proceed, it Is presumed it will be Havana. Miss I'arton ho a large quantity ot supplies which, according to a despatch re ceived from her a few days ago. are not needed tl e-e. These will probably be loaded on th San Antonio and taken fo other towns. The plan as announced by the committee yester day will be to touch at nearly all Cuban ports, giving special nttcntloti first t, those on the north shore. These towns ha' had no re lief since the outbreak f tiie war. and the dis tress iu them I supposed I i very great. From the fact that Miss Barton cabled imme diately for the steaiucr upon her return to Havana from jiatanza.. it was presumed by the commktee tlmt more or less distress had been foun I Ihere. Mutanzns wi I be one ot the first towns the San Antonio will stop nt Most of the supplies that are to be sent on the vessel wi.l have to I, bought, but the Cuban liehei Committee wo confident yesterday that all would 1 e on board by 'I l.ui ulav The ejtnicrn mrf of Cuba will, it is expected, have been relieved to some extent lefore the ran Ant, uio teaches there. The -choener Mary K. Moras was at the lu-r accounts loading with supplies a' oan'iago. and will start prob ably for the relief of towns in that part of the island within a day or two. The San Antonio will !-e in charge of Chaplain Young, who was In command of il.c Hate of Texas when she entered Santiago The iil t'rohs Society received yesterday an urgent appeal for funds and I ,1 supplies to establish a dietarv kitchen at (amp Hob Hon. near Atlanta There are '.M ix) men there and fony of tlicm arc lu the hospital. The request for supplies came from Sliss Juiiiu Mchlnley. a nice of the President and 1 Irst Vico-Fresldeut and honorary State l.egent of theDuughtersof the Am man devolution Aux iliary Hospital Corps The Hed C'rosn Sisiety notified Miss MCKInley at once of its willinc nees to nsslat in the work at Camp Hobeou Miss McKlnley In reply euiiod for supplies for eighty convalescent- and$Mi to sJart a diet kitchen. These have I ecu already forwarded Fifteen more lied Croai nur-es wan sent yesterday to Mo, tank point by the Nurses' Maintenance Auxiliary 1 he auxiliary was Informed yesterday that only atout twenty more nurses need l,e sent The number of Hed Cross nurses now at thccnnip i eighty two. '1 Ii-- Sitj ply Committee of the Led Cross sent to the camp yesterday uioii requisition '5 dozen suits of underwear. 1 ease of sheets, litm irs of slii perm, Si) d, ?.en sock, lo dozen belts,;.", ,ae of soiii- and -omc tobacco and pipes Thirty cu-es. of jellies wen sent to the beuecii, which is expected to -ail to-morrow for Porto Hlco. Shi will take in all about twei,ty-fle tons of Med Cross supplies. Thefe will lie in charge of Gen W. T. Iienuett. a re tired uriny officer and a meniler of the Red 'loss tvi-iet). Gen. Bennett aid remain in Porto lino as a lied t r, - field ugent with Mr Barnes, who is already there The Red frofcn fund nowumounrsto t'J.'IH, till 37. Among the subscriptions received yesterday were the following: CuluuibU l'nlvc.a.t Auxiliary No. tl. through lira. Munroi Hnutb . ai.OJO Miaa SArah BVberucrhoru aoo D. 0. Wlckluuu 100 A. p. Morris 100 LILaaaaakU,... .. 0 BUCK AT CAMP THOMAS. TrTJt QOTERirOR VISITS CHATTANOOGA OH BIS IXBPKCTIOH TRIP. He Will Begin His Work with the New Tork Regiment Men Expert to Be gent Home at Once Own. Brerklnrldg Send for More Name and Physicians. OiaTTAwoooA. Tenn.. Aug. 29 Qov. Black arrived here to-nlght from Washington. Ho will apend the night in the city and leave In the morning early for Camp Thomas, where he goes to Inspect the conditions of the different New Tork regiments. His arrival at the camp In the morning will be a welcome one. The men say he Is the Moses that has come to lead the children of New York out of th wilder ness. It Is understood at Camp Thomas :r .., Oov. Black haa arranged to hnve all New Tork regiments sent home to be mustered out. The First Army Corps has now moved from Camp Thomas and la divided up. one part at Knoxville. Tenn. the other at Lexington. Ky. The last regiment of this corps, the First Penn sylvania, left early this morning. The Second Ohio left for KnoxvHIe last night, and the Four teenth Minnesota left early yesterday morning. Officers are at Annlston to-day laying out the samp there. Col. fl rigs by and his regiment ot rough riders will not stay In the service of Unele Sam, as they would like. This morning an order was received from Washington by Oen. Breckinridge saying that the Grigsby Cavalry would be mustered out at the earliest possible moment This was a stunner to Col. Ctrlgsby and his officers. They had not been expecting such nn order in fact, were positive that they would be allowed to remain In the ser ice and go to Havana to be a part of the frmy of occupation. Col. Grigsby returned rom Washington last Saturday, wher be went to use his Influence In having the regi ment kept in the service. When he returned lie was all smiles and felt positive that he would not be mustered out In fact, he was as sured by the Secretary of War that If any regi ment of cavalry was allowed to remain In the service it would be hia The orders received up to noon to-day do not designate the place where the regiment will he mustered out. but this Information Is sxpeeted soon. It i not thought that the mustering out will be done here. Col. Grigsby was preparing to start on Thursday on a practice march to Dayton. Tenn. The condition of affairs here is becoming worse. That is the opinion of Gen. Breckin ridge. He has telegraphed for 200 nurses and forty surgeons. They are arriving everv day. About forty women of Chattanooga go to the park each day and are assisting in the nursing ot the aick. BOTXTOITB BPBCIAZ. REPORT. It Is Reported That It Declares Chtcka maifa Management Satisfactory- Chattamoooa. Tenn., Aug. 29. The reportof Brlg.-Cicn. H. V. Boynton on existing con ditions at Camp George H. Thomas was com pleted to-day and forwarded through the mall to-night to Secretary Alger. Gen. Boynton de clined to give out his report, whieh was com pleted early this morning. He says It must go to the War Department before he can publish it. It is openly asserted at the headquarters of Gen. Breckinridge that Gen. Boynton's report is biased. Last Saturday afternoon Gen. Breckinridge received a message from the War Department asking that Gen. Boynton be put at work at once investigating the hospitals. Gen. Boynton was informed of the desire of the department. and he was instructed to begin at once. The report, which was completed to-day. entirely exonerates all army officers of any charges of neglect and Incompetency. The report was of about 5.00ti words. The first thing reported on was that the Gen eral had found that there were in the Hospital Corps plenty of tents to accommodate all the Salients in s very comfortable manner. a to the patients being crowded in the hospitals Gen. Boynton' report says that such is not the case, that each tent has no more men than ought to be in it. and thai no hospital tent Is overcrowded, so far as he saw. Tne report says the supplies, such a eatables and medicines, cannot be found fault with ; that the medicines are the best that can be found, and that the patients are fed as well as any one. As to the general cleanliness of the Camp Thomas hospitals, the report makes them all that could be wanted. It. in fact, finds no fault with any branch ot the hospital work, and in so many words says the camp is an ideal place. Regarding tho rumors that there are not enough surgeons hero, the report denies It. and savs that the number of surgeons and nurses is sufficient f,.r the number of sick. From what could be learned of the report It does not criticise any hospital offleinls here, and in the words of lien. Boynton himself: " The facts effectually dispose of all recent sensational adverse criticism, and I found not one thing wrong with the hospitals." The report does net go outside the discussion of the hospital question. Wh"n it became known at lien. Breckinridge's headquarters that the reportof Gen. Boynton had ten made there was great surprise, and nothing that has yet oeeurod at Camp Thomas has caused more talk than this. The officers In command here say that a report so favorable on the conditions of Camp Thomas hispitals is not in harmony with the facts as they actually exist. It is asserted that Gen. Boynton haa not had time to make a thorough investigation, as the Secretary of War requested him to make. TO HELP STRAXDED SOLDIERS. Trade and Transportation Board Decides to Remove One gonrce of Hardship. A number of citizens, most of whom are members of the Board of Trade and Trans portation, met at 203 Broadway yesterday afternoon to take some steps to supply the temporary wants of the out-of-town soldiers who arrive In this city from Camp Wikoff, friendless and without money. Many com plaints have been made on this score. The men who are abl to travel get furloughs and transportation to this -ity. with Instructions to go to the Army Building upon their arrival and there obtain transportation to their homes and rations. The majority of them fail to leave Camp Wikoff until the afternoon. Before their arrival here the Army Building Is closed. The man. many of whom have just quit the hos pital, have to seek food and a night's shelter from strangera. It Is proposed that hereafter such men. receive proper care. W. L. Parson, the Vice-President of the Board of Trade and Transportation, was made Chairman of yesterday's meeting, and S. fi. MUdenberg Secretary. A number of young men are wanted to volunteer their services to help along the work. Th volunteers are to meet the incoming trains and help the sol diers who are in temporary need. They will take thorn to lodging houses and feed them, it they are In want. The necessary money. It is hoped, will bo subscribed by patriotic citi zens. Over $200 was subscribed yesterday and turned over to Darwin ll. James, who was elected Treasurer. Subscriptions may be sent to Mr. James at 203 Broadway, who is the lresldcnt of the Board of Trade and Trans portation. The work will begin at once. Secretary MU denberg went to Camp Wikoff ye.rerday after noon to urge upon Gen. Wheeler the necessity of having the men who get furloughs leae camp on early trains, so tliat they may reach the Army Building before it closes. PLED WHEX DEWEY WAS COMIXO. Arrival or a BIur-Noae ship That Left Ma nila th Day of the Naval Tight. The Nova Booting ship Celeste Ilurnll. which sailed from Manila on April 30. the day Dewey destroyed th Spanish squadron, orrived yes terday, and Capt. Trefry learned for the first time how the battle he had just missed seeing turned out. Ho says lie broke the record load ing his ship, fearing that he might Lot be able to get out If tliere should be a blockade Ho stowed about 1 i.i l7' bah s of hemp in ten days. l!a heard that th" Yankee squadron was coin ing, and saw the Spanish vessels strip forac t.on tie also beard that tha Europeans In the city intended lo lake refuge on the shipping in the harbor, and as he had only enough f,- a for jus voyage, and ns Gourwa $24 a barrel, lie de cided to i:. t out t i avoid more boarders than he might be able to feed At St Helena he heard that tho war was still on. but nobody knew who had won at Manila Just after he got into pint the skipper received a letter fn in another Urn i -h skipper whose ship was in .i.ai Ua harlsir when Dewey attack ed telling all about the iletory. Cart 'i'refry thinks the Unit, d Stu'es ought to hold at least the isi'ii..i of Luzon. San Mnrroa Sulla for Honlauk Point. The transport ban Marcos.which arrived hero from Kej West on Sunday with two tjompacie of complaining Texan volunteers, sailed yes terday for Moutauk Point by way of the Sound. , Capt. AbnerH. Merrill of buttery B. First Ar tillery. ISA., in military command of the ship, refused to say anything to reisirters about the charge made by the volunteers I hat be had cursed and otherwise abused them. The Captain visited the Army building and had a talk over th loog-dUtanc telephone with an eXAcial ut ttae Waxliartmaat, --A- 1 CAVALRY RBCRVITS TO MOXTAVK. Varying Opinions on fsonthern Camp Con dition by Tiro Captain and a Borgeant. The Third Squadron of the First United States Cavalry, which left Lakeland. Fla.. last Wednesday to go to Camp Wikoff,. at Montauk Point arrived in Jersey City at 2:30 A.M. yesterday. Capt. F. K. Ward was in command. There were S0 men and a tralnload of horses and baggage. With fow exceptions the men were la good condition. This squadron, whleh consist of Troops F. n. L nnd M. wo composed for the most part of recruits. It was left behind to take nare of the 1,300 horses of tho regiment when the other trwper went to Santiago Tn of them died at Lakeland. Sergt S. H. Marshall, drill Instructor, said that the sickly condition of the soldiers was due. to a great extent to their own careless ness. The climate, he said, produced a tired feeling, and the men became languid and lazy. "The climate is such." aald Sergt. Marshall, "that It Induces laziness. The natives down there are indolent and seem Incapable ot ex erting any great amount of energy They more slowly and seemed possessed of a per- Setuil tired feeling. That Infected th sol lers and they soon got into the same habit. At the first touch of Illness they laid right down and made no effort to fight It The doctor told ui that vigorous exercise was the beat thing to knock If out of our system. 1 had a slight touch of the fevar. hut I worked It off. I used to get up early every morning and chop wood until I was dripping with per spiration. The result was that 1 could eat heartily and I soon got rid of the fever. These of us who took plenty of exercise es caped being very sick. Capt George Hazel of Troop H expressed a hope that an Investigation would be made. ' It Is needed." he said. "Thy have been neglecting the soldiers too long. For twenty years they have not been treated aa they ahould I, treated. An Investigation msy have the effect of Improving our condition." Capt Ward was reticent. All h would say was that the name unfavorable conditions seemed to exist at all the camps, and he thinks that the blunder was not In th selection of the sites, but must be looked for elsewhere. W hen the train started from Lakeland a hos pital car containing twenty-one fever patients was attached to it Their condition became so bad that when ;.hs train arrived at Washington on Sunday the sick men were taken to the hos pital there. Private Thomas Mlddleton of Troop H. who was prostrated with malarial fever, died In Washington. Th journey from lakeland was very tedious, as it was nrce -nary to sidetrack the train frequently la order to let the regular trains pass. A halt of twenty-four hours waa mode at Spencer. N. c , tor the pur pose of exercising the horses. The men suf fered little from the change of climate as they got further north. None of them waa prnvided with any heavy clothing. At ;;h" time the train arrived in the Pennsylvania Railroad Company's Bay street yards in Jersey City the atmosphere waa quite chilly, and some of the men who left the care to stretch themselves soon hurried back. About 7 A.M. they were sent off to Long Island City to be taken to Mon tauk Point. Private Thomas of the recruits was In irons. Ho was said' to have killed another soldier named Deans just before tho command left Lakeland. Fla. As there was not time to try him by court-martial there, he will be arraigned at Moptauk Point. The officers refused tp give any of the details of the murder for publication. PIBBT 1TKW TORK'B TRIP TO HAWAII. Th Men Supplied with Tainted Moat I'ntll Complaint Waa Made. Middletoww, N. Y.. Aug. 29 About one hundred letters were received from the mem bers of Company I. First New York Volunteer Begiment. to-day from Honolulu. The letters contain the Information that the food on the transport Charles Nelson was very poor and that the men were seasick, almost to a man. Harrison Bullock of Company C of the Albany Battalion became lnsan on the trip and jumped overboard. He was Anally rescued, but Charles Hill, a seaman and a native of Scot land, was drowned. A letter from Lieut. Deek er of Company I says : "Thursday night the men complained to their Captains that tainted meat was being served to them at their mess. The matter was Investigated by Dr. Ashley and found to be true, and immediately after his condemna tion of It, his orders for several carcasses of beef to be thrown overboard were obeyed. Aa ;ach piece went over the men cheered heartily, and now the aoctor is more popular than ever on board for hi action. The result has been that meat of a better quality is being served. We arrived at Honolulu Aug. 14. The popu lation turned oat en masse to greet us ana give us as cordial a welcome as they could on so short a notice. One mile out we were met and escorted In by a tugboat containing all the people It could carry, among them being a number of the fairer sex. who waved hand kerchiefs and cheered enthusiastically for their garrison troops. Some distance out from the wharf about lift y Kanaka boys came out to meet us. and It was wonderfully amusing to see them dive for places of money whle the soldiers threw from the boat. These boys are magnificent swimmers and their power of endurance for remaining In water for long periods is remarkable." TO BE MVBTERBD OCT. Nine Regiments, Including the Sixty-fifth New Tork. Ordered to Home Camps. WASHiJtoros, Aug. 29. The Adjutant-General to-day announced the following additions to the list of volunteer regiments to be mus tered out : Eighth Massachusetts Infantry, 48 officers and 890 enlisted men, from Mlddletown. Pa., to South Framlngham. Mass. Seventh Illinois Infantry. 50 officers and 1,263 enlisted men. from Mlddletown. Pa., to Spring Held. Ill First Illinois Infantry. 50 officers and 1,272 enlisted men. from Lexington. Ky., to Spring field. 111. Fifth Illinois Infantry. 47 officers and 1,234 enlisted men. from Lexington. Ky., to Spring field. HI. SIxty-flfth New York. 50 officers and 1.288 enlisted men. from Camp Alger to Buffalo. Third I'nited State Volunteer Cavalry, 48 officers and vU men. to Cbiokamauga. Fourth Texas Infantry. 4)3 officers and 1.240 men. to Austin, Tex. Fifth Ohio Infantry. 50 officers and 1.290 men. Feruandina. Flo., to Columbus, 0. Frst Wisconsin Infantry, fxi officers and 1.2t)n men, Jacksonville, Fla.. to Camp Doug la. Wis. WOX'T BEXD THEM HOME. Quartermasters Have No Transportation for Sick Soldiers Without Furlougha. Philadxlphia. Aug. 29. The Quartermas ter's Department U. 8. A., in this city refuses to provide transportation for convalescent sol diers discharged from the hospitals where they are not in possession of furlough papers. Their failure to have furloughs is due to neg lect or Ignorance, they say. of the officers of volunteers. The State and city authorities gust look after them. Une man. Jonathan nnsoq. Comiany E. Sixty-ilfth New York, is without a furlough, and Is afraid to go home for fear of being arrested as a deserter. The other volunteers are all from Pennsylvania. and the hxal authorities will have to transport tnem. , After three days' delay, the army Quarter master's office sent three members ot the Sev enth Ohio lunteers to chillleuthe to-day. They had their furloughs with them. Government Falls to Sell the Adula, Savannah. Ga Aug. 2H The effort of the Cnlted States Marshal to sell the steamship Adula. captured as a war prize In Guantanatno several weeks ago. resulted in a failure to-day The upset price fixed by the Government was .r!i,0"i, and when put up at public outcry to day no one would bid that amount. 1 I. e auc tioneer announced that privaie bids would lie feeeived. The Adula is an English steamer, orinerly tho property of the Atlas Steamship Company Brldgeton. N. J., Watermelons for the Twenty-fifth Regulars. BttlDorTOS. N, J . Aug 20 Undgeton people will to-morrow send 400 watermelons and a lot of other fnut to the Twenty-fifth infantry. C S A . now cneamid at Montauk chaplain T (i Stewart of that regiment, who will have charge of tu distribution of the fruit, is ana tlve of thin place. fl-nlt for the Hick soldier. The members of Grace Kathodlat Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, trill meet to-night In the church fur tho purpose jf contributing baskets of fruit and deliocie of various kinds for the sicL .,diers in lirt Hamilton This is In ac cordance with n request made to th. cougrsga tion on Sunday by the pistor. the Kev W L. Davison, who made a Utit to I oil Hanilltun several das ago Baking IVwcltM haxkolaatTwly sjfWarafJi Wo want to get in touch with the man who is not satisfied with everything he ever bought here. If we can, he can "touch U8n for anything we owe him. How can we make wrong! right if you don't report them t Clothes, shoes, hats or furnish ings for man or boy. Rogers, Pekt tfe Go. WatTfln and Broawij, MaNlaM nrrtudway. Thirty -Kcnnd m:iI Brottdwar. Mfn'i Short, nt half f prlc. Iom to be inre, but T t he shoes are fine. V. At l.(M, Rniiett, hand D&-bw writ, all eliT", worth $1 X. EwbrWT Atft9.07.Kln- Ku...m alf , aOSaB with fine extension sols", worth K Ovfords.t3.29p.Ur. !! J Patent Leather, sold rato7r el-ewherr. at ft, SSSLmW pLINrS pINE pURNITURB 8PBOIAI. OOBTITMXIEIS (in all woods) Sl.OO. a wf:st ud street. I - 1 . LM 118 NASSAU. 1337 BROADWAY. Tte C)gOll Sho7. $3.50 BAXTIAOO BAXITART REPORT. Fever Cases Decreasing Sixteen Death te Two Days, None from Yellow Fevor. Washington. Aug. 20 This anirarr repart waa made to the War Department to-day: " 8avtiaoo de Cuba, via Hay ti. Aug. 29. " Tn Ati,ntnnt on.il, R'asatniton : " Aug. 28 Total sick. 380 ; total faver, 323 new oases fever. 0; returned to duty. H7. Deaths John H. Miroskl. private. Company M. First Infantry, malarial fever, tertian inter mittent: Charles Bender, private. Company K. First Artillery, pernicious malarial fever and acute diarrhoea: Irwin Whlthon. private, Tsoop O. Tenth Cavalry, tvpholl fever: Frank tt. Abel, private. Company D. F.ighth Ohio. typhoid fever; James C. King, private. Cemrauy C. fieeond Masaehiietts. chronic diarrhoea: James A. I'airs. pctvate. Company T. Twelfth Infantry, chronic dysentery; Kieimrd ilxrtin. Brlvate, Company O. Seventy-Brat New Vork Volunteers, malarial feverentero-colitis. "Lawtov. Conunandine." This cable message was received ro-nieh: : " Bantiaok) de Cuba, vh Hayti. Aug. '-".'. 1SS18. Total sick. 378: fever. Ml : rew canes fever; 10: returned to duty. 2. Deaths George. I". Holloway. private. Company K. Seventh Infan try, ranla'ial fevr and dysenterv . Henry 1W berick. private. Company i. Fourth Innn try. jaundice; H. K. Doliver, private. Com pany H. Second I'nited States vol tin test Infantry, cerebral congestion due to alco holism; William Hamilton, t'.'inpanv F. Twenty-fourth Infantry. Inflammation of tlio liver: Cam Hoahis. ''nrporal. Company C. Tweoty-fourth Infantry. yt-!ow fever; Jnhn O'Brien. Company G, First Volunteers, typhoid fever: Charles Th ur.e. private. Company B, Sixth Infantry, periiieioirs malarial fevor ana acute dlarrhipa : Oeorge rrlges. private. Com pany I. Thlrty-rourth Miohlran. pulmonary tu berculosis; Thomas A Casrol, Corporal. Cotn fiany H. Ninth Maasachus ' -. pernicious ma arlal fever. I.awtos, Commanding." REVEXVE CTTTERS IX THE WAR. Conamauder Todd Commends th Worst Done by Capt- Manger of the Manning. Wabhikotox. Aug. 20 Tho good work dona during the war by th revenue cutters Is again recogniMd by a letter written to the Secretary of the Navy by Commander Todd of the gun boat Wilmington, in which Capt. Munger of tha cutter Manning la highly commended for tha part taken In tho blockade duty by his vessel. Tho letter follows: "l S. 8. WTlmisotoh. ) " Or Isle or PnrKS. Cuba. Aug. 27. f " But: 1. It gives me much pleasure to com mend to the favorable consideration of the department the commanding officer of tha revenue cutter Manning, who has been under my command on blockade duty on the south eoast for the past few weeks. He has always been en the alert In the performance of dutlea assigned him : his vessel was ever ready, and he displayed his qualities in the prformacoa of all duties assigned him from time to time. "2. I was associated with the Manning dur ing the period of hostilities in the northern blockade, and the high opinion I then formed of the efficiency of the Manning lias oeeu mora than borne out by the service on the south blockade, which I had the honor to direct. Th loyal assistance given by Capt. Munger. under all the varying eireumUnce. of nervine around the Island of Cuba, places lorn In the first rank of those temporarily assigned to the regular serried. "3. I take great pleasure in calling the atten tion of the department to the highly meritori ous services of this officer. Very respectfully. "C. C. Todd. Commander. V. S. N. "The Secretary erf the Navy, Kavy Department, Washington. D. C." PROPOSED CAMP POR TROOPS. The People of Atlanta Oder the Exposition) Grounds and Bulldingf. j Wabhihotow. Aug. 2f. The good people of Atlanta, or that portion of them controlling the site and buildings of the Atlanta Exposition, acting through Representative Livingston and Barrett and ex-Sorotary Hoke Smith, to day offered to tha War Department tha nse of the property for aaarters kr tn,ps Th" r.uiUi Ings. which they paid are in good condition, will accommodate from I't.O Otb I ",.', t roopi. There la an abundance of water on tho grounds, including a miniature lake of twenty sen -. and the -ite. the old Jockey and Driving t lu,l ground-, tahea'tbful md wi LI dra i h! Kcpre entntive bartlcti also offered camp sites at Bniuswiok and Macon if tliev wer desired, Adjt.-Cren. ljrbiu aail that an Insp on ut tho Atlanta property would o,. ordered to Ja tormlno its availability and desirability. Three lloaton Soldiers Hurled. Boston, Aug 20. After lying in -tuto at tha eaat armory for thirty six hours, where t!,f were viewed by at least 23,0110 people, ilia bodies of Major Cradj . Corporal Lane and Pri vate t'arr of the Ninth Massachusetts wera taken to the Cathedral of tha Holy Cross ut H.So this morning, i he recna ns -re .,,,, ite.i by the First Batifllion ol the Fifth Maaachu sett ana by tha First "rp of n,etH. After the celebration of mass at the ,',",lnii ,ha remains were take:, t.. iilv i r - enieieri ,u Maiden. In th procession wreii, Wulisjtt, Mayor Qoir.T ar.d other Stale aid city .V.c.ala. flnnner Smith of th Iown A "senile. I. Gunner John Srr.ith of the battleship Iowa was on h'r. w:iy o tha natjf yard aarly yntcr day morning when he waa aaaaultodbs A.l ander McKeivcy, a saloon keeper, of 2?7 8anda ftreet UeKelvey atl Bruitli ,, the I. ad with a oohhlfstooe, inflicting a severe avail) wound boa arraigULHl i af, re Uagiairala tiristow yeserda) McKelvey said he amies hniiih I nil thi latter bad Insulted h . McKelvei Wn idc itt-d t.. ball Smith la m' th, NavaJ Hospital, N'ahant Buck at League Island. l'u:i.Aiii:i.ru; A.ug, 30. The m is tor N'd hant arrivis'l at I-gllf 1 nr: 1 Navy Verl to day from New York inirl or aha a towad Into llelaw arc lir,.jk .'..iter by tha AUXiliart OTU V'-seniirc. Tie naval rasavsa who m. . the Nahaut went back ! New 'i ,r mi noon The monitor will be diauiaiulfd uid consulted lo tier ',1't reat'.nu l:ic iu the mud of the ''tin ;-! , .. U ! the island, Al tl.u old mouitorn ol the relielliou will be brought baafc bar oaa by oa. I