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m V I J fcgJ?S 1? fcjfell " V Fair; southwesterly win.ls. M ""vol. LXV.-NO. 3fi;. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898. BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE TWO CENTS. II AVIl.U.EN. MILES BE TRIED? I ftAR DEPARTMENT IN A QUANDARY WM OVER BIS INTERPIEW. & Belief That Secretary Alger It Averse to Hi.' Publicity of a on rt-Marl In I I lirorv S to (lui, Mllcn'K Motives In i ii I. ilug the Management of the War. WxARtsnTO, Aim. 30. The Indications are strong 'hat nn nrmy scandal of large propor tlons will result from tho publication of the ii'l'-tuM interview with Major-Gen. Miles In a Kansas city newspaper. When the Inter view was published several rlayn ago It seemed probable ht Onn. Miles would he called on to ropuillatn It officially. ! although no Information could bo obtained that such aotlon bad been taken. The publlon lir.ii .if another denpateh this morning from the same correspondent In the same newspa per, reaffirming the truth of hin first state ments and offering proof Intheahapeof offi cial despatches pnsslng betwoen Miles and Alger, aroused fresh Interest In tho subject nt the War Department to-day. Ml tli' lending officials were plied with question-as to the true status of the controveray precipitated between Major-Ocn. Miles on the one side anil Secretary Alder and Adjt.-Ocn. Ceil. In I'll the other, but no one would make im formal statement in the mat ter Judging from the Information obtaln p ably, tin' chances are about equal thut the Secretary of War nnd the Adjutant-Uencral will allow tho matter to pass unnoticed orthat n in of inquiry or court-martini will bo The opinion is held unanimously that if Oen. Miles made all of the statements attributed to In in lie Mini ilo to a court-martial, on the charge of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentle man, in criticising, the administration of the in in-. " li is hcllevcd generally here that tien. MilcR gave the published interview with the dolibrr itte Intention of causing an investigation to be made of the entire army administration. It Is certain, however, t lint Oeu, Miles did not Intend thai the publication 'should result In a court-martial of himself. It Is be lieved that he wished to make statements l which would lend to nn order for n court of in- quiry which should place the responsibility for L blunders In the war whore they belong, and which should establish bis own status, which, In the opinion of some persons, has been per w verted by Secretary Alger. If the court-martial were ordered, all the facts which Gen. Miles apparently desires to haw brought out In connection with the army administration will bo made known, but, inns- Imuch as the commanding General of the nrmy would all the while be on trial for nn alleged In fraction of army rules, the attention of the public would be distracted from revelations regarding the administration to some extent. On the con trary, if a court of Inquiry were to be ordered the Inquiry would be connected only Incidentally with tien. Miles' conduct as an officer, but would be taken up mainly with nn inquiry into va, the nets of the army administration, '.' including Beorotniy Alger and Ailjt.Alen. II Corbin The facts concerning itie tide IB grams which nre said to l..ivc passed IA between Gen allies ami tien. Sbultei nnd be tween the War Department and Oen HI .fie ffeetlng the status -,i eaou ollleprwl.cn Hen. Jliles went to Santiago would ccrtainlj he : made known. The Inquiry would doubtless I I M nse the truth in retard to the allegation I hat Oen. blialtur was informed by S"Uo- -i nrv Alger that be would not lie super- I !i.led in the command of the nnnv at antiago when Geti. Miles went to Cuba. . f it should appear that the Secretary informed tien. Shatter that iie would be aetunlly in com- S land or the forces .le-ptto the presence o tile ' lajor-ieuernl connnaudiUB. u strong point Would i.e seol-ed lor ticli Mil, s an.l the fuel . Ill would redound greatly to the disadvantage of H Secretary Aler. T ho fact is that the President tJ nloue has the power to make such nn order. iff ami if the presidcut used this power il eer- 1 Tiillilv Would let lewilllout the knowledge of Gen. Miles. The. part of the Miles interview which l. charges the War Departini in with iniiiilatiiig 'F1 nut suppressing despatches is not a serious JJ1 charge against the Administration. Kbofftoer ffl v.. ..id assert thai the War Department had not ftl i :l't t.. suppress sueli despatches as it de yl H'e.l. and to make such omissions from de- siiatclies ;.s might seem iiest In determining;, in Rf t ine .1 war. what Infonnutjon should lie given U tii l hu public. If lien Miles really did make HI tic statement, however, the verification of that li 'twould I o damaging to his reputation ami ) i. null I I.e strong evidence against him in nnv cnurt-innrtlul trying him on a charge of eon- I 1i:i1 '.id inlng an officer and a genileman. I I ,i i provided In Article CXV. of the Articles of I'll Mart hut "n court nl uniiir toexamiiieintothc i ire of am transaction of or accusation or imputation against any officer or soldier may I... ordered liy the President or by unv eom Uiiiii. ling officer, hut as u court of Inquiry may ! 1" i -'it".i in dishonorable, purpose- andmay ' lie employed in the hands of weag nud envious C' niinaiiilaiila as engines for the dostrue I I ion ol inilitur) ii" tii, Hiey shall nut he ordered bv any commanding officer except upon a de mand by the officer or soldier whose conduct Is tn In Inquired ol ' ll ill bo s.cn from this that (Ion. Miles I'll Could not ask for a court of inquiry in the 4 Ii.-esenl ease If he desired it. for the Court would lie appointed to inquire re- gni'liiigthn conduct of ( Corbin and the h crelar) of War mainly. Oen. Miles could. I however, himself order a court of inquiry, pro vide I den. Corbin. being afleeted by the a li ,;eii interview, should ask for the npsint I Ilient of such n court. Moreover, thn President could appoint a court without the request of 1 Cither officer: but. so far as Is known, there is li i record ol n President having taken such nc '" ' "I'li.i .n time of war or peace. Thero ,!' gre many Indications leading to the belief that i h.'.T, Uiy Alger will not call upon Oen. Miles to Stale whether he nuthorixod the Interview i I id i-hcil in a Kansas City paper. i li" s. crctarv this afternoon refused to enter '" cvieinied discussion of the suiiject, but in; repeuted what ho has said so many times Klllilli He- past tew days, that ho believed Oen. Will s tjewr made one half of the statements Willi li have been credited to him. The Secretary I then proceeded to answer some questions, and Ins unsworn indleatod strongly that the War department Is not qisiiosed to take up the , gauntlet which Oen. Miles seems to have 1 thrown down. lien. Miles, in the opinion of the Secretary, ewilently Intended to draw the army ad- . liunistratioii into a discussion which would lead to an official inquiry wlilch, In "li". S I onfldently believed, would clear up soma matters which ho wished to hi"" exposed in justice to himself. In conver sation uiili a reporter of The Hus Hecretury iAlgcr said this afternoon 'hat the correspond i em of the Kansas City Mar was evident! de J.I annus .d securing u denial of his publications III .I',',1. Rn offlelol source. rinit s just what the correspondent won't I .' ; u'1,'l''d the Swcreiary. emphatically. "The ' tuet that lien. Shutter was asked for f " i ''"I'lnnation of the report that he iisd Bieu the proceedings of the round robin ui Santiago to the press has no neeeaaar) application In this case. II At any rate, it we do usk Oen. Jliles whether he gue that interview or not we shan't publish jne tu"t and the newspapers wont know any thing about it. There is an evident desire to have a controversy on this subject, but there i can he none ul,rt the War Uepartment will take I li" part in one. W m'fi1' V1'" Corbin was In the Secretary's office during nan of the interview be KIIU"H cretary Alger Biid the reporter of '"'7 N- PUt ho took no part In the con versation. Ijist night, when asked about the i! iVli'3 c;,""'-'"y. ho repelled all questions "id declared that no word should come from I film in regard to any action which tho War iii.irtment mav tuke or may have takcu In I r?Wfd to the Miles interview. He doeiured tl nt he would not even tell If a curt of inquiry ( I ;'l',..".1,l-"i''i-tiul were ordered. Much a fact Might he j, i,i,,. on)., but t wouM nQt l,e0(jme 1 1 -etlirtuighhlin. tl, !. " ,'i"!'.""" report around the War Office I Vti ,11". .''." hr,''r,'!arv M'"1 thB Adiutant-Oen- b, i , "if '"'-'""""'"akothochuncesof rove- sons which a court of iiiiiulryor a court-mar- r miK r":W1"K; I" "f tho Miles interview, would Ills' Ji" A" 'melal of tho War Aopart- i cur, i ,""'," "."""Tity Is above question do- '1 ii.1!"'","l!'1, u,liu' a" imisirtant order 1 Vur ,. ,,,r"r"V'1 by ,h? Assistant Secretary of OeiM.mi'i ;r"''"'l"'"i through the Adjutant- l r isS ' '"' '"'y.''' ""'. Isud. It was sup- II m,, . Wie W1'1'. In A'19 Adjutant-OeneraPs 1 n?diJEM Adf-Oeneral. of course, has iM tin, ai,creil'n In such matters. His funo- III r inerel,ht' rauBinislon of orders all il MwLk.1' il1",irs T,ie day an order I mi. ctly opiwaite in purnprt and proposed by first order, although It was personally delivered to his office from the office of the Assistant Secretary. It is quite certain thst if a court of Inquiry or even a court-martial should result from tho alleged Interview with Oen. Miles, a good many matters connected with the administration of the army during the war would be brought out. many of them not directly concerning with Uie case In hand. In the case of an Investlgat Ion by C ongrcss. all official despatches would doubtless be called for. and the suppres sion of any despatches nt the time they wore supposed to have been scut might be detected. SCMI.KT Off FOR PORTO RICO, He and His Brother Commissioners Hall on the Seneca To-Iav. The transport Heneen, with the members of tho Porto Hlco Military Commission aboard, "ogether with about fifty Tost Office employees, live nrmy paymasters, several army surgeons, forty-two trained nurses, and Major George Andrews, recently detailed as Adjutant-General of the Department of Santiago, will sail from Pier 22. Columbia Stores, Brooklyn, at noon to-day for Ponce. The ship will carry a large quantity of subsistence, hospital, and medical stores and forage for sixty days for all the army horses and mules in Porto Rico. The nurses Include thirty women and twelve men, the latter contracted for in Boston. They arrived here yesterday afternoon. The female nurses woro selected by Dr. Anita Newcombe McOee, the only female contract doctor In tho service. Dr. McOee is tho wife of Dr. W. H. BIcOee, director of the American Bureau of Ethnology at Washington. Dr. McOee offered her services to the Oov ornment immediately after the war began. The offer wns accepted and she signed a con tract to serve as long as her services were re quired. She was grilled as nn Assistant Sur geon, with the rnnk of n First Lieutenant of Volunteers. Shortly after she was commis sioned the Surgoon-i.eneral of the army found out that it would be impossible to secure as many male nurses as were needed. He then established a bureau to which female nurses could send their applications for service and put Dr. MeOeo in charge of It. So far, the bureau has received a few more than M.IXXI applications. Under Dr. McOee's direction, the credential" of all applicants were examined, and as nurses were called for they were supplied from those whose applications bad been upproved. When tho Surgeon-Oen-eral wanted nurses for Porto Rico. Dr. McOee consulted hcri lists land telegraphed to thirty whose names were on them to roirt o her nt the Army Building here yesterday. She ar rived here in the morning and by il o'clock last light she bad made all arrangements lor send ing the nurses away. The following nre those who will sail on the Seneca: Miss Man- Emmn Kills, Little Falls. N. York: Miss Eleanor C. Dickinson. Belleville. N. Y.: Miss Sadie C. Payne. Brooklyn; Miss Mary c. Menninger. Brooklyn ; Miss Emma A. Hirquisf. Jamestown. N. Y'. : Miss Mabel Mor timer. Krooklrn: Miss Elisabeth v. Buckley. I Bridgeport. Conn.: Miss Emmn Charlotte I Miller. Brooklyn: Miss Mlnlc Wilson. Brook lyn; Miss Florence E. Otto. Brooklyn: Miss l.uclna M. Ooodell, North Manllus. N. Y. ; ten Sisters of Charity from Emmctsburg, Vn.; two sisters from the Protestant Episcopal Order of St. Margaret, and eight others from the Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston and the boston City Hospital. Those from the lat ter two institutions will reach here this morn ing. All or the women, including the Sisters of Charity, are graduates of training schools for nurses. When Dr. Met ice applied to Col. Kimball. Deputy yuartcrmastcr-Uenerul, for accom modations on the Seneca, he told her that about all the best a mmodations had been assigned to Admiral Scblev andotherlmpmbers ol the Military Commission, nnd to the army officers and Post office employees. Therefore he was unwilling to iissign quarters for the nutsc unless Dr. Meliee would personally in l ect ih -bin and reiort to him that she would lie eutislled with such quarters as remained lino eiipii'il. After selecting the material foro Lioiiieuunt s uniform, which. Dr. XcUtio pur IKiscs wearing ns soon as It can Is made, she visited the transport. Late in the afternoon sjie rciNirted to col. Kimball that she was per fectly sttiislled with the accommodations which the Captain of the Seneca said he could reserve for the nurses. When Dr. McOee got back to the Army Building she found awaiting her an order ir the Sorirpoii-lleneriil to liroceed to Mon- fniik Point tb-day to make a thorough insiieo- i lion of the camp and report to him if there I were enough nurses there to attend to the ! sick. Dr. McOee has already ordered more j in, 'in 4IHI nurses to go there, some of whom I should reach Camp WlkofT to-day. She said I last night that, ludglng from the proportion I of nurses to patients in most citv hos- I pituls ten nurses to every UK) patients there ought to lie a sufficient number of nurses at the camp now. She admitted, however, that she was not familiar with tic conditions there, and she might find thut more nurses were needed. fREaiDfSSX IIOISO TO MOXTAVK. He Will Stnrt To-morrow and May Spend Several Iny There. Cleveland, 0., Aug. 30. Prosld-utMcKlnlev announced at noon to-day that ho would leave here for Canton on Thursday, stopping there two hours. He will proceed directly to Now York, remaining there just long enough to get a train for Montuuk Point. Mrs.McKinluy will remain In New York while the President is at Muntauk Point. The President goes over the Pennsylvania Ibiilroad. reaching New Y'ork at about 8 o'clock. Ho In timated that his presence at the camp on Long Island might be required for a period of more than two of three days. The President arrived last evening and wan driven direct to the residence of Col. Myron T. Uerrlck. A crowd of ;!KI persons greeted him. It took three cabs to convoy the Presidential party to Col. Uerrlck 's home, where Mr. McKinley will enjoy a quiet visit with his friends for the next two or three days, and at tho same timo enioy a much-needed rest away from the labors of Ins office. It was that he might secure rest and recuper ation that the trip of the President was kept so quiet, but in spite of the fact the President's special train all along thu road was met by encoring crowds. In the imrty were the President and Mrs Mc Kinley. the Presidents brother, Aimer McKln ley.and his wlfe.Major Webb 0, Hayes of this city, who litis just returned from Porto Ulco. and George B. Cortelyou, Assistant Secretary to the President. Besides these the steward of the White House and Mrs. McKinloy's maid also accompanied the party. The President arose this morning nt 8 o'clock and said that he was most refreshed from his night's rest. Ho will remain at Overlook dur ing the day. Several detectives have been de tailed to guard the Horrlck residenoo. The President declined to discuss the condi tion of affairs ut Montauk Point or the charges of mismanagement in tho conduct of thn war. lie did say that thu charges would bo thoroughly investigated, and if there were guilty parties they would bo punished. Ho was very guarded In his remarks. ' VKRrF.It.fH no Mi: COMING. Spain to Send n Flying Squadron to South ampton to Meet film. Washington. Aug. IM). News received in this city from Cadiz suys that by order of tho Secretary of thu Spanish Navy u flying squad ron of Spanish ships is being collected at that place and is muking preparations to go to Southampton, England, to await the coming of Admiral Cervera ami tho officers under his command, who are now prisoners at the Ameri can Naval Academy at Annapolis, and who they think will bo released very soon. The squad ron is composed of the ships Alphonso XlIL. Buenos Ayres. and the City of Cadiz, the latter being now at the iort of rorrol The Alphonso Mil. will act us flagship and will have on hoard Admiral Banusa. and Ids second In com mand will be Commodore Pldal. L Thn plans for tho home coming of the prison ers, as understood by the Spanish Government. arc that they will be transported to Southamp ton on American ships and there released. Ad miral Cervera will thou be taken aboard the Alphonso XIII.. w here his flag will bo raised as soon us he steps aboard, and under his com mand the fleet will sail back to Cadi.. Hattleshlp Massachusetts ftoeu to BoitonJ The battleship Massachusetts passed out Sandy Hook at about .'. o'clock yesterday after noon. .She is bound for Boston, where there is to be a nuval display soon. Fostmastar-Oeueral Smith In Atlantic City. Atlantic Citt. N. 1., Aug. 30 -Poatmaster-Oeneral Charles Emory Smith arrived at Hod don Ball this evening, where he will rest tor a lew days. jxmitt'ssJBiS&Br GEN. GARCIA'S RESIGNATION IT WAS ACCEPTED BECAVHR OF BIB ATTITVDR TOWARI VB, Two Cuban Regiments Asked a Share In the Occupancy of Oaantanamo Col. Ray Bald No, and When They Insisted Sent Word That a Forcible Attempt to Enter Wonld Be Resisted Well-to-Da Cltlsens Want the Americans to Stay and Govern the Province Spanish Ofler to Surrender Puerto Principe Declined by the Cubans. .Vpfciol cablt Drttmtck to Tits Stm. Santiaoo de Cuha. Aug. 30. Gen. Lawton, the commander of the American troops In the province of Santiago, received advices from most reliable sources this morning that the Cuban Government had relieved Major-Gen. Calixto Garela from the command of the Cuban troops In the eastern part of the Island. It Is understood that he will bo succeeded by Gen. Lacret. Gen. Lawton understands that the release of Gen. Garcia was due to his sulky conduct to ward the Americans, caused by Gen. Shatter's refusal to allow the Cuban troops to enter San tiago, which furnished a bad example tor the Cuban soldiers, a majority of whom at this end of the island are not pleased by the exclusive occupation of Santiago and Guantanamo and tho administration of the Government by the Americans. Gen. Demetrio Castillo, the Cuban Military Governor of Santiago for two years, has been advanced to the grade of Brigadier-General. Gen. Lacret has gone to Santa Cruz, on the south coast of the Island, near Santiago, for tho purpose of holding a conference with Gens. Castillo and Podro Perez relative to a aoheme for the disposition of the armod Cubans In the province of Santiago. Gen. Lawton continues to reoeive reports of lawless acts by armed Cubans upon planters. One complaint has been made by the manager of the Cuavitas Ballroad, who says that tho movements of trains have been Interfered with, Yestesday tho commandorof two Cuban regi ments near Guantanamo sent a message to Col. Bay. who Is stationed there with a battalion of tho Third Immunes maintaining order and protecting tho il.OOO Spanish prisoners in the town, demanding that the Cubans lie permitted to share the occupation of the place with the Americans, and that the Cuban flag be dis played on the publio buildings. Col. Ray told the Cubans thst he had no au thority to grant such requests. The Cubans insisted that thoir requests should be oomplled with, whereupon Col. Hay sent a message to their commnndingofficor declaring that a forci ble attempt by the Cubans to jointly occupy tho town would be mot with forcible resistance. This seemed to have the desired effect, for the Cuban commander withdrew his forces to the hills two miles back after the receipt of the messago. The commander then sent a request that 4,000 rations for his men be sent to him. Col, Hay also declined to accede to this request. After the receipt of tho news from Guanta namo Gen. Lowton decided to hurry the troops of the Third Immunes assigned toBaracoa and Sagua de Tanamo to their posts. The steamer San Juan sailed this evening with two companies, commanded by Papt. Harris, for Sagua de Tanamo, and two com panies, commanded by Major Wyley, for Bar seoa. Gen. Lawton received a despatch from tho Cuban commander at Guantanamo late this evening saying the reason the Cubans mndethe request to be allowed to occupy the town with the Americans wns that he had heard there whs A eoriRiiiracv aiiioiic the Snanisli niisoners to rise and annihilate the members of Col. Ray's battalion. Col. Ray says that such an Idea is ridiculous. Fifteen hundred of the prisoners are sick. and the others arc weak from starvation and exposure. They are very orderly, and arc overjoyed at the prospect of returning home. They do not cause the slightest trouble Officers of Oen. Toral's staff here laugh at such silly stories. Oen. Lawton sont word to Col, Rav to-day to issue no rations to Cubans with arms In their hands. A courier from Glbara arrived to-day with a letter from Gen. Garcia to Gen. Lawton con gratulating tho latter on his appointment to tho command of the Department of Santiago, which. Oen. Garcia says, he deserved In recog nition of his gallant and meritorious conduct in the Santiago campaign. Oen. Lawton's popularity with the Cubans made the choice of the Government In select ing him to fill the delicate position he now holds a wise one. The courier said that Gen. Garcia had been active in allaying the discontent in the Cuban Armv caused by tho refusal of the Americans to allow a joint occupation of Santiago. He left Gibura before Oen. Garcia had been relieved of his command. Gen. Lacret came from Santa Cruz this even ing with despatches for Gen. Lawton, which he will deliver In i lie morning. A courier arrived at Gen. Castillo's camp to day from Camoguoy with news that the Spanish commauder at Puerto Principe had. since the notification of peace, offered to surrender the city to tho Cubans If 800 oxen were provided for the transportation of the Spanish arms and baggage to Havana. Tho proposition was re fused. Tho courier said that the Cuban com mander feared that the Spaniards would loot the town. Gens. Castillo and Lacret favor a cautious policy. Their prudent councils have done much to keep restless spirits in check. Gen. Castillo lias exchanged visits with Gen. Lawton. He believes that the Cuban array cannot be disbanded unless tho men recelvo some pay, and that if they are turned loose un paid many of them will become bandits. Gen. Castillo thinks that the Cubans should have a trial si self government. Inn believes, that an nexation after Americanization is the ultimate future of the Island. The wealthy citizens of Santiago and the plantation owners in tho province want the Americans to stay. Many refugees have returned from Jamaica and Hayti boeauso they thought that perma nent American rule had been definitely de cided upon. The reostabllshment of business on a large scale depends upon assurance to business men that order will be maintained, which Is thought would not be the cose were the Cubans allowed to exercise power. NO YELLOW JACK, SATS Al.UKR. Nurse's Statement of TWo Deaths from It In Camp Wlkofl Officially Denied. Washington, D.C.. Aug. :). Secretary Alger and Surgeon-General Sternberg denied this morning any knowledgo of deaths at Camp Wikoff of yellow fever. "We have beon looking out very sharply for evidences of yellow fever In the camp," said Secretary Alger, " but there has been no sign of the disease up to this timo. I do not believe any report that says two deaths have occurred from yellow fever at Camp Wikoff." Adjt.-Gen. Corbin said that he should con sider It very fortunato If tho army esoaped without cage of yellow jack brought from Santiago, but so far it had escaped. The Surgeon-General declared that none of the nu merous medical report from Montauk Point had given auy intimation of yellow lever at Camp Wikoff or in the detention camp. l.ao Labor Day Excursion U Mauoh Cbnuk, ARMY STORKS LEFT TO ROT. Hundreds of Tons of Them Four Months on Shipboard - At the beginning of the war the steamship La Grande Dnchesse was chartered an a Gov ernment transport from the Plant steamship line. She took on troops at Port Tampa, and x-as one of the fleet that carried Shatter's army to Cuba. Borne time before she ailed she also took on a largetauantlty of subsistence stores. Since then the vessel haa been constantly In the Government service. A few days ago she arrived at Montauk Point with troopa from Santiago. Later she reported for orders at this port to Col. Amos B. Kimball. Deputy Quartermaster-Oeneral. Aa the Government had no further uee for her, Col. Kimball was ordered to return the ship to her owners. By the terms or the charter she was to be dis charged from the service at Savannah. The Captain was ordered, therefore, to take her to that port. On Saturday the Captain walked Into the office of Major Summerhaycs, Quar termaster, U. 8A.. one of Col. Kimball's as sistants, and Is reported to have remarked: "I'm ready to sail, but I thought I'd tell you that there's a lot of provisions on board my ship belonging to the'Qovemment. Pci lmim'.tho Government would like to takothem off." A smile wont around the office, ant) some jne remarked: "Another version of the same old story. First it was n transport that re turned to Tampa with mule shoes for mules that the vessel had taken to Cuba. Thon It was the Alamo returning here with tho two pontoon trains that were said. to be abso lutely indispensable to the successful land ing of the troops at Santiago. The pontoons had never left tho Alamo's hold. Then the Breakwater came along with a lot of provis ions In her hold that had never beon disturbed since they were put aboard for a Massachu setts, regiment early in May. The Vlgllancia next reported with a hold full of stores that were intended for Cuba, but which she had been carrying around since the early days of the war. Now comes La Grande, Duehesse. Whiit'll be the next? If this keeps on we'll have a fine lot of second-hand groceries on our hands." The ease of La Grande Duohesse was report ed to Col. Kimball, and he reported the facts to the Quartermaster-General at Washington, recommending that a Board of Survey be ap pointed to find out why the stores had not been unloaded In Cuba. Itrig.-Gen. George L. Gil lespie, commanding the Department of the East, was ordered to appoint such a board, and In his special order doing this, which was is sued on Mondny, It was specified that the ap pointees were "to determine when and where tho stores were loaded, to whom or to what port they were shipped, and fix the responsi bility for their condition and non -delivery." ; The board Is constituted as follows: Capt. Henry L. Harris. First. Artillery; First Lieut. Herman 0, Schumm. Second Artillery; First Lieut. ll.:i'rank Packard, First! Massachusetts H'nvy Artillery. The board convened yesterday morning, with Capt. Harris as Chairman, and paid i visit to the ship, which is lying nt Pier fX. North River. It was reported in the afternoon that between I. Km and 1.200 tons of ail kinds of subsistence stores were stowed awav in her hold. There were hard bread and bacon, canned meats, canned vegetables and what not that should have been retired tin a pension a long time ago. After lookipg over the stuff, the board took the affidavit of tho Captain. In which the time Mild plane of loauiug uie atores. were given as well as the name of the officer to whom thev were consigned nnd tho port of consignment. The board will conclude Its Investigation to day and make report to Gen. (Jlllesple. I'ntil men no t uncial statement anout tne inquiry can lie obtained. It was learned, however, that the Captain of tho steamer stated in his affidavit that the stores had been aboard the ship for about four months. INDEPENDENCE OR ANNEX A TIOX ? La l.ucha Says This Is the Question Before the People of Cuba. Key West. Fin.. Aug. :(). Yesterday's La Lvcha. Havana, in an editorial says that the problem of Cuba involves absolute independ ence or annexation, but that tho proposod pro tectorate would be an Indignity. It advises Cubans to adopt one of the two solutions, Inde pendence or annexation. La lAu-ha also says that although cattle have been Imported, there Is nono In Havana mar kets. Only those needed for the sick in the military hospital have beon killed. Yesterday Mr. Junn J. l.ova and others belonging to the expedition taken to Cuba by Col. Boza and who were captured and detained at Cabarlen by the Spanish forces were released. The schooner Liberty sailed this morning for Cardenas with twenty tons of food, supplies aud clothes for the Cubans of Cardenas. Er nesto Castro and Capt. Rubarcabar wore in charge. It is said Unit the supplies are sent bv tho Red Cross represented here by Mr. Hyatt. ROVOIl RIDER WOODSON DEAD. Wnndered Away from His Command at Rlchmondv Vn., In Delirium. Richmond, Va., Aug. .10. Stanard Woodson, a Roosevelt rough rider who became separated from his command as it passed through this city on tho way to Montauk Tolnt about two weeks ago. died here at a hospital on Friday last, but for some reason the news of his dsath was withheld until to-day. Woodson was found In a vacant house In a delirious condition in a suburb of Richmond, soon after his command left here. He had a high fever and was taken to the hospital. What led him totho place where he wns found is not known, though It has since be come known that he had relatives in Richmond and Petersburg, and It is probable he wns mak ing Ids way to those here when he became un conscious. Young Woodson was a direct descendant of a former Archbishop of York. In his veins flowed the blood of thu Griffins, Beverleye. Randolphs. Joneses. Epos, and Blands. The remains wore carried to the home of his parents, near Washington, from which tho funeral took place. Young Woodson's parents are well known aud prominent people In Washington They have n home known as "Palisade SIuu slou." Owing to the failure to communicate with his parents, they were not with him when bo died. The relatives of young Woodson kept his ill ness a secret because they feared he was a de serter from thn army and would be shot. Later It was learned that he was not a deserter, but wandered away In bis delirium brought ou by fever. SOLDIERS SHOT BY WOMEN. A Squad of Ohio Volunteers Said to Have Insulted Them. Bhunswk'K, Ga Aug. 30. Two of the First Ohio Volunteers were shot and seriously wounded at Everett last night. The volunteers were en route to Huiitsvllle. and at Everett about 100 got off to see the place. Section Foreman llartman his wife and her Bis ter, Miss Carrie Hedley, were standing by the track watching the soldiers. Borne of the soldiers, it Is said, made insulting remarks to the party. Hartmun and tho women retreated to their home. Some of the soldiers followed and continued their remarks. Hartman or dered them away. They began advancing as If to enter the gate. Hartman prepared to shoot. The soldiers took aim and two tired, the bullets striking over Hsrtmun's head. Tho two women Tiad by this time got Indoors. They secured a shotgun and a rifle, threw open a window and tired. Fully 100 soldiers had run up by this time. One soldier received a buck shot charge in his breast. Another was shot in the hand, The injured men's comrades then began t., dime In and prepared to ohargethe house. Officers of the regiment ran up and drove them back with drawn pistols The wouuded man were placed ou a flat oar aud run out of town. a&szsmm AGUINALDO TO THE POWERS BK ASKS TBKM TO KKCOONIEK TBK PB1I.IPPTNF. REPVRt.lf. Falling That, lie Wonld I.Ike Them tn Grant the Filipinos Belligerent Rights Bases His Request on the Assertion That He Has Reduced Forty Provinces and Taken Manila Oen. Merritt Says Neither Spain Nor the NaHves Shall Rule the Philippines If He Can Help It He Starts for Paris and Oen. Greene Will Oe to Washington Rlos Proclaims Himself Spanish Governor of the Islands. Special Cohlt DtipalcMi to The Bull. Makila. Aug. 30. Agulnaldo, the insurgent leader, has issued a memorial addressed to all the foreign powers rooltlng tho fact that tho Filipinos have formed a Government under the constitution adopted on June 23. He adds that tho Filipino forces have sines carried on a campaign of liberty, taken forty provinces, and have reduced Manila. They have 9.000 prisoners. Peace and tranquillity prevail In the con quered provinces, and there Is no resistance to Agulnnldo's authority. The campaign, the memorial says, was conduoted with due regard to the rules of civilized warfare. He asks for the recognition of the Indepen dence of the Philippine Republic, or, failing In that, to grant the Filipinos belligerent rights. The United States are not mentioned In the memorial. Gen. Merritt and Gen. Greene sailed on the transport China for Hong Kong to-day. Gen. Merritt will leave Hong Kong on Saturday for Paris. He takes Majors Hale and Btromber and Capt. Mott as his aides. Gen. Greene will go direct to Washington. Gen. Babcock and Major Sturgls have also sailed for the United States with reports. Gon. Merritt is glad that he Is going to Paris. Ho declined to talk muoh concerning the work of the commission. He said, however, that Spain would never again control these islands nor would the Filipinos if ho could prevent It. Gon. Otis has assumed command of the De partment of the Paciflo and the Eighth Army Corps. Lokdos. Aug. 31. Tho Dailv AVtrs publishes a news agency despatch from Manila which says that Apaclblo, an insurgent leader, is going to Hong Kong to confer with the Filipino Junta there. Ho will receive Agulnaldo's final Instructions by telegraph. The insurgent leader Agoncillo is going to Washington. Tho Junta at Hong Kong will probably send a delegate to the Peace Commis sion in Paris. Agulnaldo remains at Bakor. A hundred in surgents visited Manila unarmed yesterday. Admiral Dewey has declined to permit coast wise steamers to run pending tho settlement of current questions. It Is reported that Gen. Bios. Governor of the vuiitrs. has proclaimed himself Governor of thn Spanish dominion? in the Philippines, and invited all the adherents of Spain to rally around him at Hollo. A despatch to the Time$ from Manila says that the last official act of Gen. Merritt was to sign a permit for tho insurgents to send an emissary to represent their intorests before tho Paris commission. Agulnaldo has sent an agent to Hong Kong to inform Fellpo Agoncillo of his appointment to this duty. The despatch adds that various changes among the department chiefs have beon necessitated by the departure of the American officers. Gen. Whlttler succeeds Gen. Greene as Intendant. SBE IS 0tJBK.V TO-DAY. No Official Ceremonies as Wllhelmlna As cends the Throne. Special Cable Dupatch to The 8mt. The Hague. Aug. 30. Queen Wllhelmlna completes her eighteenth year at 6:30 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. According to the pre scriptions of tho constitution she will at that moment have ascended the throne. There will be no official ceremonies. She will recelvo the Ministers at the palace, and they will offer to hear the flrst royal dooree with her signature as the reigning Queen. It Is expected that It will consist of the nomination of her mother to the highest classes of duty orders and that it will also confer a number of decorations and med als on all who have served the throne and country during tho regency. In view of the great festivities at the Hague and Amsterdam next week, her Majesty's birth day will be celebrated without splendor. The Queen Regent to-day Issued a procla mation upou the occasion of tho termina tion of her regency, which ends to-day, her daughter, Queen Wllhelmlna, coming of age to-morrow, her eighteenth birthday. Her Majesty expresses her pleasure at the fact of the whole nation ranging Itself joyously around the throne of the young Queen, and thanks God that lu her daughter's accession to tho throne her dearest wish has been heard. After thanking all who have supported her with love and fidelity and expressing her sincorest wishes for the welfure of the country under the reign of Queen Wllhelmlna the Queen Regent Invokes God's blessing upon the youthful sovereign, and concludes by saying: " May the country become great in every thing in which a small nation can bo great." STEEL INTERESTS TO UNITE Plant for an Organisation with n Capital Stock of 400,000,000. Following a meeting yesterday afternoon at the office of Flower A Co. of the committee of ten representing the Minnesota Iron Company, tho Illinois Steel Company and the Elgin, Juliet aud Eastern Railroad Company In the negotia tions for the consolidation of theie companies, Judge E. H. Gary, for the committee, made a formal statement regarding the consolidation plans. He said: "The special sub-committee, consisting of Roswell P. Flower end Robert Bacon of J. P. Morgan A. Co.. reported progress and presented a plan of organization. A new company will be incorporated under the laws of New Jersey, to be named the Federal Steel Company. Its capital stock will be SiNXl.OOO.OOO. one-halt preferred stock and one-half common stock. A syndicate to furnish working capital will be managed by J. P. Morgan A Co., and the neoes iary money has already been arranged for. "Transfers of stock will be made at the Colo nial Trust Company The new company will acquire the properties of tho Minnesota Iron Company. Illinois Steel Company. Elgin. Joliet and Eastern Railroad Company, and the two steel plants at Lorain, O.. and Johnstown, Pa. A majority of the stockholders of the different ooiupanles have already signified their wllllng pess to sell to the new oompany. It will start business about Oot I. The headquarters will be In this cty. The Unas of the exchange of I stock cannot be ! out atpreeant" BLACK AT CBICKAMAVtiA. ays Greatly Exaggerated Reports of Suf fering Have Been Sent Out. Chattasoooa, Tenn.. Aug. 30 Gov. Black, who arrived last night, has spent tho dny In Chlcknmeuga Park, investigating tho con ditions that exist there. Hemado a thorough Investigation, returning to the city to-night. When neon at the Hotel Reade ho talked to The Bun correspondent of what he had scon. He said: " The moat exaggerated reports eversentont about any ono thing have been sent out about the Chickamauga hospitals. I speak of condi tions that exist to-day and not about what has been. I can only speak of what I have soen. I enmo to Chickamauga to criticise and thor oughly Inspect everything in connection with the Now York troops and camps. " I went unattended through the corps, ask ing the men whether or not thoy had any com plaints to make, and it Is surprising the fow I heard. Here and there would be a growler, but the rank and file of the men, while emi nently dlsnnt Ifled. have the highest respect for, and confidence in. their officers. They are soldiers, evory one of them. "I asked the boys whether or not they wanted to be mustered out, and thoy do, 00 per cent of them. They shall be mustered out If I have Influence enough In the State of Now York to have It done. In case they cannot be mustered out, they will be moved to a north ern oamp In New York State. tii ti untuiy iU Alun A ' ' H DllPO, "The sick of tho Ninth New York have fared worse than any of the other New Y'ork sick. Thoy have not been treated right. The Eighth and Fourteenth are faring well, and the hospi tals where thoir sick are confined are splen didly equipped and all right. "I never in ail my life saw a better equipped and better managed hospital In the field than the Sternberg. It Is all right. I believe Gen. Boynton In his report Is correot, and that the neglect of the men is largely responsible for the large sick rate. "I shall go to Huntsville and Lexington and Investigate the camps there before returning home. I have never until to-night heard of tho Nunns case. The case of the New York hospital train going away poorly equipped will be thor oughly Investigated, bat I have no knowledge of it." Capt. O'Connor of the Ninth New York haa filed charges against Majors Hubbard and Smith of the Hospital Corns of neglect of duty In the caso of Private Clarence Nunns of the Ninth New York. Capt. O'Connor alleges that after the autopsy was held the body wan allowed to remain in a tent entirely neglected for three days. The condition of the bodV when it was brought to Chattanooga last night goes to substantiate Capt. O'Connor's charges. The body was placed in a local undertaker's deadroom and kept just as It was when It name from the camp. It in said that a thorough investigation will be mode. Nunns's family live In Harlem in New York and his father is re ported to be well to do. The body will be taken to New York to-morrow for burial. PUBLIC WORKS IN CUBA. The Diario Says It Should Not Be Left to ITs to Begin Them in Havana. Special Cable Despatch to Thu Bun. Havana. Aug. 30. Much Interest has been aroused by the publication in the LHario de la Marina of an interview with an American now here concerning the plans entertained by the Americans In regard to Cuba after tho evacua tion of the island by the Spaniards. Various periodicals have reproduced it. Commenting upon it, the Diario publishes to-day an article colling attention to tho neces sity of undertaking a general work of sanita tion, reparation, and embellishment in the city of Havana. It sets forth an elaborate plan, which takes into consideration the presont as well as tho future needs of the city, which should be carried out systematically. "In a short time," say the Diario, "tho gov ernment of the city will pass into foreign hands. We should not make It possible for the new administrators to assert that it Is to thorn exclusively that tho capital of the island owes her health and her beauty; nor can the colonial administration consent to have it said that the regime established in the early years has been impotent for good. It Is not criti cisms, but reforms that the condition of Ha vana requires." Gon. Blanco haa given 1,500 pesos to benevo lent institutions in view of the fact that, to morrow Is his saint's day. To-day he went to the country for rest and recuperation, as his health is not good. He will be away for several days. The Civil Governor of Havana continues to send to the villages of the Interior of the island food for tho relief of'the poor. The rations sent from New York have not yot been distributed. Miss Clara Barton has claimed them as the property of tho Red Cross. In the meantime tho military officers who camo on the Comal understand that they belong to the army. In structions on thn BUbject are awaited from Washington. Capt. Leverson of the English Engineers started to-day for Clenfucgos. He will go thence to Santiago, after which hu will return to Ha vana. Gen. Figuerna will return to Spain to-morrow. The Council of Secretaries decided to-day to deny tho application of tho American nrmy officers, who arrived on the Comal, for tho ad mittance free of duty of tho provisions brought on that vessel. The Colonial Government is willing to take charge of these pro visions to distribute them among the poor, paying on its own account thn Custom House dues. The Council also decided to deny the application of the municipal government of Havana for a suspension of duties upon cattle and articles of food. J. 8. T. STRANAIIAN ILL. Has an Apoplectic Stroke at Nurntngn Re covery Doubtful, Sabatooa.N. V., Aug. BO. The Hon. J. S. T. Htranahan of Brooklyn, who Is spending the summer at the United States Hotel. Is in a pre carious condition. This morning he sustained what physicians diagnosed oh a slight apoplec tic seizure. It was followed by unconscious fiess, but to-night ho is breathing naturally and iss had no return of the alarming symptoms A physician said: Mr. Stranahan is a man of great age, and should ho suffer any further effusion death must ensue. His condition to-night is more fa vorable. He has been III for two weeks, but not seriously. It looks now as though he may re cover, but a prediction is uncertain." PEACE .IV III LEE A SURETY. The Mayor Has Signed the Herniation Pro viding for Holding It Here. Mayor Van Wyck oamo to town yesterday from his summer home in Freeport. L. I., and signed the resolution recently passed by the Municipal Assembly providing for a peace jiil. line in tills city The dale for the celebra tion has not been llxed, but it will probably be held before the 15th of next month. The Mayor is authorized by the provisions of the resolu tion to appoint a committee of ltKl citizens to assist him in arranging the details, and to in vite the people of the I'nited Slates to assern blo here on the date to be named to welcome in a manner befitting the occasion tho soldiers returning from the war. The cooperation of the Federal Government will also bo asked. Worth Seeing. Hiuiutou's new loan otto and Mf dspout vault. IAS West Aid St., asar Broadway.- Ad. 'Reyal Blue Use te Washlaaton. geasdnle now la afsel. Two ' Reyal Blue 1 Jmlted" I $:Eiie,-:. -Lr FEARS TYPHOID EPIDEMIC. I DR. SKNN VRUES THAT TBE ARMY RK TAKEN FROM CAMP WIKOFF. Gen. Wheeler Appoints Oen. Ames tn In vestlgate and Report on All Complaint Abont the Camp and Place Ilium,- Where It Helongs-Several Deaths Yesterday of Typhoid - tJen. Ames Says All Volunteers Should Be Sent Home on Furlough. Camp WiKoyr. Montauk Point, Aug. HO. As n result of the conflicting acoounts of the conditions in tho hospital hero aud around the camp generally, Gon, Adolbort Ames was or dered to-day by Gen. Whoolor to make a com plete Investigation of tho camp and report to him as soon as possible, but to take all tho t ime ho noeds to find tho cxaot state of affairs. Gen. Ames's instructions read that he Is to report on the reasons why Montnuk Point was se lected, and tho history of tho oamp up to the present time, dealing Impartially with any evlla Hint be may And and to fix responsibility for such evils when he can. Gen. Wheeler has struggled to get to tho bot tom of things over since ho took command of the camp, but has been unable to do muoh in the way of getting accurate Information owing to the different views of things taken by officers with whom ho has consulted. Instances of this nun wnoui in. iini coiisinieo. iiihihuccs Ol Tnie have been freuuent of late and Gen. Wheeler has become thoroughly disgusted. He haa found that his efforts to get at the exact truth have been futile, particularly in the case of the hospitals. These. Gen. Wheeler has emphati cally declared, will be run under his per sonal supervision from now on, and for two days he has been saying things to the hospital offloiola that have mado them open their eyes in astonishment His absolute In ability to get anything definite about yellow fever, typhoid fever and other matters con nected with hospitals has exasperated the com manding officer more than anything else. Ii there is yellow fever in camp. Gen. Wheeler wants to know It; If It is even suspected, he wants to know It. But when he seeks to And out ho gets one story from one source and a different one from another. Gen. Wheelor wanted to know whether Dr. Doty'a recommendation about removing ty phoid patients was a good one. He learned that physicians here did not agree with Dr. Doty and had consequently not anted on hi recommendation. To-day Dr. Nicholas Senn. the eminent surgeon of Chicago, who la a volunteer Assistant Surgeon-General, and who came here from Porto Rico to take charge of the operating department of the hospitals, de clared that if this camp was kept up for six weeks longer it would become a pest, hole of typhoid. Coming from a man of Dr. Senn's standing, this statement created a sensation, and when Gen. Wheeler heard of it he went to see Major Brown, the executive head of the general hospital, who declared that there was not the slightest, danger of any typhoid epidemic, no matter how long the camp re mained here. This is only one of a number of disagree ments that have worried Gen. Wheeler, others being the constant squabbles between the hospital people and the Quartermaster and Commissary, the charges and the counter charges that have been made In an unofficial way, the troubles over the distribution of medicines, and the complaints from the regi mental surgeons that they have not been rightly treated. On top of this some news papers have been describing the suffering of the troops through want of food and shelter and have charged that many deaths in the hospital were the result of neglect, all of which has been vigorously denied. To-day Gen. Wheeler made up his mind that he would learn the exact truth, no matter how muoh time it took or how much money It cost. With the hundred and one re sponsibilities that the command of this camo brings on his shoulders ho realized that he could not attend to the matter himself, so he called Gen. Ames to his tent and Intrusted him with the task. The fur Is going to fly here in a few days, for Gen. Ames, as well as every other high officer in this oamp. Is heartily in sympa thy with Gen. Wheeler's effort to straighten things out. They are all of tho opinion that either neglect, carelessness or incompetency has brought about a deplorable state of affairs, and they believe that the truth should be got at, no matter who goes under as a result. Some Idea of the scope of Gen. Ames's work can be gathered from a part of his instructions. He is to And out why Montauk Point was se lected as a camp for tho convalescents, what arrangements woro made for the reoeptlon of troops before they cams here, what arrange ments were mnde to feed them and to attend to the sick ; why, if it Is a fact, troops were sent here before the camp was ready for them, and why transports were piled In here one after the other so that there was no time to attend to them, and sick and well were obliged to wait on the steamers In the bay for days before they could be landed. Oen. Wheeler wants to know, too, why the transports that arrived last had so many more sick men on them than thoso that came flrst. It is tho opinion of physicians hero that many of those who wero landed in a dying condition might have been saved had they boen brought North sooner. Everything In connection with the camp is to be investigated, and. in Gen. Ames's own words: "I have already started the investigation, and will go right down the line." It IS bellevedl here that lien. Wheeler llOS full authority from Washington to conduct the Investigation in his own way. Oen. Ames de alined to talk to-day about tho investigation on tho ground that it was too early to say any thing. Ho consented, however, to glvo a per sonal opinion of what should be donu with tlit troons, und t his is what he said : "The boat thing to be done with tho troops Is to send them nil homo. The volunteers should go at once. There is no need of keep- 0 ing litem here. The war is over, and they will do much betternt their homes than they will in camp. If it is necessary to hold them In caseof another outbreak, why they can be hold until the emergency Is over by md. -Unite furloughs. A little homo nursing Is all those boys need. I have observed u great inereasi. of sickness among tho volunlcers, and I think that the Hoonerthey etui get away the better off they'll be. The regulars, too, arc in bad shape. I have noticed It particularly In the e.iso of the Thirteenth Infantry, the regiment that did the best lighting at San Junn Hill. This regi ment should be sent to Its homo barracks at Buffalo. The men are listless und need en couragement If they could go homo and march through the streets of Buffalo I think it would do them a heap of gisid Thoy oan be called nut in case of an emergency just as well In Buffalo ns they can here at Montauk Point, and they'd be a great sight better off. too." Willi tho order of nil Investigation. l)r Senn's statement ulmut lypliold finer has been the sensation of the day here. Dr. Senn, after his appointment as an Assistant Siirgoon-Oeu-e i al. wns sent to (lilckainaiigu and other camps to look them over. Ho said at that limn thai an epidemic of typhoid fever was sure to follow the establishment of so largo a camp at Hint place. Me said It was posit lely dangerous for tho men to drink the water, aud so reported to Washington Nevertheless the camp was es tablished. Typhoid broke out at Chickainauga and claimed many Wctimu. From Chicka mauga Dr. Sunn wont to Porto Kico witli Gen. Miles's army, which was made up al most entirety of troop from that camp. Gen. Mile, according to what Dr. Henn said to-day, complained bitterly of, the condition of the&nea who ware in hla army and wanted Dx, b.