Newspaper Page Text
THE SUN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, ,6S. '.-
CUBA SUPPLIES SMUGGLED. bmd cawu xmr west aoent maw m blockade. Blaefcaatng Btxaaerwa Apparently Connive art she rassags at lk Beet Oreee TkhIi Hs Dnttse rant an Saaallaa Dbm tta Fineel awnngrsels mt Teas landed. A misting ot tha Mxaouwve Oommttceo at the Bad Oroaa will ba held to-day for Ma) pur pose of dealing with tha Oaban rallaf qnee tton. Tha Biaantlve Committee of tha Na tional Bad Oroaa, of whioh Mlaa Barton la President, maata only on rata oooaslons, and for this wagon till msarlng should ba of special taterast. Tha Bad Oroaa Boelety waa much puszled yesterday by tha reeeipl of a mwiw from Agent Hyatt a Ear Wag, in which ha amid that If tha eara-o of tha Ootnal waa turned over to htm ha oonld land "and distribute It on tha north, aoaat of Oaba without paying dntiaa. Tha Bad Oroaa anthorltlaa ooofaaaed yaatardar that thar did not understand from thai hurt axaotfr what Mr. Hyatt meant Tha haaar was fonimtl a Cuban merchant of Havana. Jan bafora tba outbreak oftha war ha wast to Kay Waat. and waa afterward avpotntad agent of tha Bad Oroaa there. The lata rramber of Ouban refugee at Key Weet a that time resulted In the Red Cross making amacamanU for their rallaf. Mr. Hyatt waa pot In oharge of the work. Mr. Hyatt in formed tha Bed Omea later that ha could In a measure relieve tha Onbana In Cuba by manna of a number of small eoasttng veaael whtsh went out from Key Waat The Red Cross accordingly rave him permission to draw goods from their storehouse for this work. Mr. Hyatt has made reporta from time to time of the quantity of supplies landed, and they hare amounted to many huiidred tons. The last report from him was received on Sept. d. In this he announced that a schooner had landed forty tons near Clenfuegos and Car denas. The schooner was in charge of two Cubans, rnestro Castro and Manuel Iluhal raba. nnd railed under the Red Cross flag. It will le remembered that in Miss Barton's report of the trouble she met with in Ha . vana she mentioned that Cardenas and Clen- I fuego could not be relieved until the customs I Inn-. -..-.. iiii.iii.Im. lOBtl l.fl' ! III' "' I' ' I . Mr. Hyatt, according to his reports. ha been landing supplies ever since the blockade of Cuban ports was instituted. The Hed ' Cross people believe that these supplies reached the Cubans and not 'ho Spanish, al though the work was done in spite of the Gov ernment's decision that Red Cross supplies could not unss the olockade. Mr. Hyatt has made r." explanation us to how he succeeded In getting past the blockade, and the Red Cross have not asked him for nnv. It was said by a Red Cross officer yesterday that the block ading squadron had allowed these vessels to pass through on assurances that the supplies oould not fall into the hands of the Spanish. I'pon the signing of lite peace protocol the Spanish Imposed the prohibitive Spanish tariff upon all Red Cross supplies, and for this reason neither Miss Barton nor the Oovern ment could land supplies intended for Cu hau relief. The Comal, which was loaded by the Government with supplies, had to nut back to Key West in consequence. Mr. Hyatt has evidently been able to pursue bis work in spite of this tariff. When the Nlkomls arrived at Key West with 1 '." tons of Cuban relief supplies, Mr. Hyatt asked that the Red Cross permit him to distribute these in Ills own way. In the absence of Mr. Barton Mr. gohleron gave him this permission. The Bed Cross, It was admitted yesterday, had not investigated Mr. Hyatt's way of doing the work, and it was not until the receipt of his message that the subject came in for any consideration. Mr. Hyatt's statement that he oould land supplies at towns where it is known that exorbitant duties still prevail led tha Bed Cross to ask Mr. Hyatt just how he oould do this. No answer has been received from him yet. but its arrival is expected with considerable Interest. Should the Spanish Government decide that such opera tions were a system of smuggling, unpleas ant developments may occur. The Red Cross alaoSasked Mr. Hyatt how many tons of tha Kikomis's cargo he had landed. Mr. Cobb of the Bad Cross Society, who has been for over two weeks at Havana, attempt ins; to get fifty tons of supplies landed there which went from here on the Kennett, cabled yesterday that there were no prospects of success, and he deemed it advisable to come home. Mrs. Wlnthrop Cowdln. acting President of the Nurses' Maintenance Auxiliary, received Eesterday a telegram from Surgeon-General ternberg. in which he asked that as many Sood nurses as she could recommend report at is Army Building in time to be able to leave for Porto Rico on Wednesday. Some time ago women nurses were offered for Porto Rico, but were not accepted. The auxiliary hopes to get a good lot of nurses ready, but the demands have been very heavy during the last week for nurses for convalescent homes. It Is probable, however, that at least twenty nurses will be on hand, and perhaps more. Fourteen Bed Cross male nurses started for Porto Bico last night on the Missouri. Four nurses were sent yesterday to the hospital at Bedloe's Island. Mrs. Cowdin on Sunday vis ited the convalescent home at Oakdale. L. I., which was provided by Mrs. Bayard Cutting. Thirty-five men are there at present, and all are reported to be doing nicely. Four nurses and doctors will be sent by the auxiliary to day to establish a convalescent home at At lantic Highlands. Some modifications have had to be made in the work of clothing soldiers at the Red Crow aupply depot at ."552 Broadway. A representa tive of Auxiliary 22, which is in charge of the Work, went to the Army Building yesterday and was there informed by Col. Brown that all regular soldiers could have all their wants fiupplied there. The regulars have formed the artier part of those that the Bad Cross has elothed. and It was found Yesterday that In some instances men had previously been fur nished with clothing at the Army Building. The work will probably hereafter be confined to the volunteers. A representative of the auxiliary went yesterday to all the armories to , see that all men In need of clothing should hereafter have an order from their officers. Forty men were clothed yesterday. Supplies were sent yesterday .to the Red Cross emergency hospital In Long Island City, to Camp WTkolf, and to convalescent homes at Fairfield, Conn., Peekskill. Kasthaniptou. L. I., and Atlantic Highlands. Two cases of soup, two cases of tobacco and a case of handkerchiefs, shirts and pajamas were sent to the Ninth Regiment armory. The conference over the plans for future Ouban relief which Clara Barton was to have with President McKlnluy, It Is supposed by tha Bed Cross officers here, took place yester day. Charles A. Schieren of the Cuban Re lief Committee was to meet Miss Barton yesterday, and together they were to have met the President and discussed with him the problems recently met with in the work. with the object of deciding whether it should proceed or not. Mr. Schieren will be back here to-day. and at a meeting of the Ouban Relief Committee to be held some time during the day will lay the results of his visit before the committee, and the action to be taken will, of course, depend upon the sug gestions of the President in the matter. Although no word was received during the day from Washington, the Ited Cross Ho olety was positive that such a conference hud been held, owing to the faot that late in the afternoon a telegram was received from Pri vate Secretary Porter asking Vice-President Barton to call him up by telephone at the White House. For some reason Mr. Barton could not get Mr. 1'ort-r. and the mutter was left until this momlng. GREAT OFFOBTUNITT IN CUBA. Rich Resources Waiting to Be Developed by American Enterprise. Naw Hivkk. Conn.. Sept. 10. -Capt. W. H. C. Bowen. formerly United States Military Ad viser to the State Government and now with the army at Santiago, has written a letter to a friend in this city, in which he says: " The best class of Cuban do not want the Island turned over to them: they want to be come a part of the United States. If the United States would pay the Cuban Army, dis band it, then assume control of the island, they would soon reimburse themselves out of the revenues ol the country. Wo met an old frenchman yesterday who has lived all over the world hut ha finally settled In Cubu: he says: 'Cuba has the finest soil and the best cli mate In the world. She needs American enter prise to become the wealthiest State in the world .Her natural wealth has not yet been touched. She has plenty of mineral wealth and her forests are filled with valuable woods." We are camped within two miles of San Juan Hill. When one sees the place one won ders bow in the world human life could stand the strain of the charge up the hill in the face of such a fire." Volunteer Median Comes Home and Weds. Joseph Meehan of West Hoboken. a member of the Fourth New Jersey Volunteers, secured leave of absence on Saturday, returned homo, and married Miss Catherine Christie. After the ceremony the bridegroom returned to his swindler ijr Amur uniform. Aa lageaaaus Red Cross Worker Tells of a gfcanaeleee Impostor. An altogether new and original war swindle was reported yesterday to Capt. Wirt Robin son, Quartermaster, V. 8. V., who is one of the Deputy Quartermaster-General's assist ants In the Army Building. Cap! Robinson has charge of the work of Issuing transporta tion to sick, convalescing and other!soldlers who start from here on furloughs. The cass waa brought to his attention by a young wo man conneoted with one of ths Red Cross auxiliaries. 'It's disheartening. Captain." the young wo man began, "the subterfuges resorted to by dishonest men since this war began, and it seems aa if most of the swindlers are trying to carry ont their schemes through the Red Cross and the poor, sick soldiers. You know, our headquarters are so located that we meat the men as soon aa they leave the train. We take charge of them, give them something to eat, and see that they get to the boats which bring them to New York. "Well, about a week ago a man In a Colonel's uniform brought a lot of soldiers to us and naked us to give them something to eat, say ing they were men from his regiment. One of the girls noticed that the men belonged to one of the regular Infantry regiments. Ths men were fed and sent away. The next day the Colonel came along again, told the same story and made the same request. The girl I spoke of was there, and she noticed this time that the men belonged to a volunteer regiment. She never said a word then about what ahe had noticed, but when she got a chance she went to one of the men on the committee, told him the story, and asked him to watch 'he Colonel. The man did as he was told, and later he saw the Colonel talking to a group of soldiers. The man went up where e could listen, and this Is what he heard : " 'Men, you've offered your lives for your country. You deserve the beat your fellow oltlaens can give you, but what is the faot? Why, as soon as you get a furlough and return home, some outfit, the Bed Cross or some other, 'les In wait for you, grabs you up, nnd leads you to believe you are objects of char ity, when the Government is ready to do ev erything for you. The Government maintains restaurants and hotels for you, if you know where to find them, where you may nave meat and drink and lodging for the asking. If you will follow me, I will take you to one of those restaurants now. And another thing: You are about to go to New York. Swindlers are lying in wait for you soldiers there. If you have any money with you. and you care to Sive It to me, I. as the representative of the overmnent. will take it. give you receipts for It, and turn it over to you when you get aboard the train which will take you home? "He said a lot more besides this, but I can't remember it all. One man said that, in a few ciues. the soldiers turned over their money to the Colonel, and then he brought them over to our headquarters and fairly ordered u to give the men something to eat. The man fulii tvhnt be hail ItAnnl to fhn fflrl T annlin of and she told him to report the matter to the police. Then she told' me what she had done. That was last Saturday morning. I was so indignant I went right up to the Colonel and told him I didn't believe he was a Colonel at till and that we had sent for the police to ask him questions. "He just smiled at me and never said a word until some of the men started for the boat. Then he said he'd see that his men got aboard the boat and then come busk and see about the police himself. When the boat left the Colonel evidently went with it, and we haven't seen him since." In telling this story Col. Robinson said that he hadn't asked his young Informant what auxiliary she belonged to, nut he thought It was the one stationed at Long Island City. MISSING SOLDIERS. A Suggestion That Some May Be In the In sane Hospital In Washington. Washington. Sept. 10. Following the story in The Sun this morning of the disap pearance of sixteen members of a Pennsyl vania regiment, comes the suggestion that they may be confined In the Government asylum for the Insane, this city, as a large number of insane soldiers of the volunteer regiments are there without any record of how they got there or where they are from. There are about twenty volunteers there whose names cannot be learned and about whom little information can he obtained from the asylum officials. The War Department has no record of them, and it Is with the greatest difficulty that particulars of their confinement can be ascertained. One oase is that of Monroe Forgy, Com pany B, Third Kentucky. Forgy was sta tioned originally at Camp Thomas, where he fell ill. He began to rave, and was finally taken to the division hospital. His regiment was ordered away from camp and Forgy was forgotten. Left in the ward, with no atten tion paid to him, he grew worse, and as his command had gone no one seemed Interested in the case until some officers of the First Pennsylvania intervened in his behalf and finally secured an order for his shipment to St. Elisabeth's. He was accompanied by a de tail from the First Pennsylvania, and as the men could obtain no food from the Commis sary Department they fed Forgy on what they could afford to buy and what the passen gers gave them. After he had reached the asylum no attempt waa made to communi cate with his family, and they are yet in Ignorance of his whereabouts or condition. Another case is that of a Swede who was made ill from drilling in the sun at Camn Alger. He lay in his tent In a delirium until his ravings became so violent that Col. Girard had to have him sent to the division hospi tal. He was taken later to the asylum, and his case Is practically hopeless. Still another is that of a soldier who was at Santiago. He became a monomaniac on the subject of Spanish spies, and was sent to St. Elizabeth's for treatment. He has re cently been released and is wandering about the city. To-day he held up a surgeon he knew almost In front of The Sun office, and talked with him an hour about the prevalence of Spanish spies in Washington. As the man is large and strong and suspects nearly every one of being a spy, he makes it very disagreeable for those with whom he comes in contact. missing soldier appears. Toting Diets Had a Hard Time In Reaching Washington tram Santiago. Washington. Sept. 10 Joseph W. Diets, a private In Company M, District of Columbia Regiment, has turned up at home sll right after being missing more than a month. He had been discharged on account of 111 health before the regiment left Cuba, but by an error travel pay was not allowed him. He started to come home with the regiment, but was put off the transport, being no longer a soldier, and until be walked Into the house on Friday nothing was heard of him by his family. Young Dletz went to a private hospital in Santiago, where he stayed for twenty-two days at $1.7f a day. thus consuming all his funds. He finally found passage to Florida Keys on the transport Florida through the at slstauce of Stevedore Davis, a son of the engineer on the police boat of thlt olty. At that place the Ouar iermaster learned his story, and securing au thority from Washington by telegraph, pro vided him with transportation home. NAVY YARD NOTES. Indiana in Dry Dock Lengthening Smoke stacks on Three Battleships. The battleship Indiana was floated Into Dry Dock No. 3 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard yester day morning, and the work of scraping and cleaning her hull was begun. She will get a thorough overhauling. The work of adding ten feet to the smoke stacks of the battleship Massachusetts was be Sin yesterday. Similar work Is being done on e Oregon and Iowa. The auxiliary orulser Panther arrived at the yard from Tompklusvllle yesterday. Thirteenth Regiment Armory Opened for a Soldiers' Rest. The Thirteenth Begiment armory, at Sum ner and Putnam avenues, Brooklyn, wasopened yesterday as a place of rest for convalescent soldiers. The wants of the men will be looked after by tha Woman's Auxiliary Corps of tlio National Guard Veterans. A large room in the tower has been fitted up as a reading room, and the billiard room adjoining will bo used as sleeping quarters. The Bed Cross Society has sent to the armory fifty cots fully equipped. ISO pillows. 100 towels, pajamas and all other articles ueoessary for the comfort of the men. To help along the work of caring for the pa tients collections will lie taken up In churches iu the vicinity and u progressive military euchre party will be given in the Twenty-third Regi ment armory on Friday, Sept. 30. fort Hamilton Soldiers to Be Paid and Furloughod To-Day. The soldiers whoare quartered at Fort Hamil ton will be paid off to-day, and all who are convalescent will afterward bo furloughed. There are 202 patients confined Ir the hos pitals, and. according to Lieut. -Col. Ramsey, none Is seriously III. Only two deaths have occurred out of the thousand or more men brought to the poet. 8,000 MEN AT CAMP WIKOFF. TROOPS CANNOT BK MOVED ON TH1C SHORT NOTICE GIVEN. IU Deaths In the Oeneral Hospital Yester day; Merilrnl Authorities Oppose ix Hasty Clearing Ont Cavalrymen Interested In October Weather Records at Montana. Camp Wnorr. Montaue Point, L. I., Sept. 19. By the first of this week the whole eamp was to have lieen cleared out. according to plans. But plans made In Washington are easier of formulation there than they are of execution here. The only way In whioh all the troops could have been moved from here on the short notice given was ti have had them walk or swim. At present there are about 8.000 men here. Including the entire cavalry force that returned hero from Cuba, with the exception of the mustered-out rough riders. As yet the cavalry are without defi nite orders as to the date of their departure. Gen. Wheeler said to-day: "It Isn't probable that any of the cavalry will leave here this Weok. except the Third, which goes to Its barracks at Fort Ethan Allen. Vt., probably by Wednesday or Thursday." In view of the delsy which has character ized all departures hitherto. It is generally be lieved that to approximate a reckoning of the dates of the cavalry regiments, the best plan Is to take the dates as given when they are announced and stretch them out a week or ten days. The remainder of the infantry and artillery will probably leave before the cav alry. The Eighth nnd Sixteenth Infantry, which started to go on the Berlin and which were announced as having sailed on her. sailed instead on the Roumanian to-day. Light Bat tery F of the Fifth Artillery left by train for Fort Hamilton this afternoon. There is no telling how long the hospitals may be kept open. Recent orders indicate a desire to clear them of patients as soon as possible, but those In authority in the Medi cal Department are standing firmly against sending away any patients who are not strong enough to endure, wlthou; risk, the rigors of travel. The hospital cars for those who are very weak have greatlv lessened the dangers of removal; out changing the quarters of a fever patient or a man very weak from a run of Illness Is risky under the most favorable circumstances. In the several hospitals there were 430 patients this evening. Three hun dred left on the Shinnecock this morning, and tlfteen of the Second and Ninth Massachu setts wore sent to New London on the Red Cross. The following deaths are reported from the general hospital: John W. Cheek, de tached, Second Infantry, typhoid: Austin Dunlap. Company I.. Third Cavalry, blood poisoning: Corporal John Lowden, Company A, Twenty-first Infantry, dysentery: William H. Brown, Com pany A, Ninth Massachusetts, typhoid: William C. Struggles, hospital stew ard, Eighth Ohio, typhoid fever relapse; Charles C. Jeremy, Company iB, Third In- fniif ri- f t-1 ill tii 1 1 The man of whom all that was known was that his name was Clark when he arrived at the hospital on Saturday night suffering from typhoid, and who died yesterday morning, has Iteen Identified as Roger D. Clark, Company H. Tenth Infantry. One of the surgeons traced the ambulance which left him and found iu that way the division hospital from which he came, and finally his regiment and company. The division hospitals are pouring patients Into the general hospital, and as these are nioetly typhoid and severe malaria cases, the death rate Is likely to be somewhat higher than heretofore. There were no deaths in the detention hospital to-day. Orders have been sent to the various hospitals to round up the hospltnl property and make a sort of general inventory. Major Brown, executive officer of the general hospital. Is on the track of more of his stolen blankets, through u third teamster who was urrested to-day, charged with lieing Implicated in the thefts. The cavalrymen are much interested in the weather! records for part of October, now that the likelihood of their getting away soon is dwindling. Some of them have been making inquiries at the Ditch Plain life saving sta tion, where they found by the records that out of the last twenty Octobers ten here fur nished gales such as would make trouble for the stoutest tent and send any other kind flying across the country. The other half of the Octobers have been reasonably mild, and in none of the twenty has the temiierature been severe enough to be alarming. Arrange ments are being made by many of the officers to put stoves in their tents. To-day it has been warm in spite of a lively breeze. TO LEAVE CAMP WIKOFF. Orders Issued for the Disposition of the Cavalry at Montauk Point. Washington. Sent. 10. Orders were issued from the War Department lute this afteruoon directing several regiments now at Montauk to go to various stations. Before the end of the present week it Is expected that all of tho organizations at Camp Wikoff will have been removed. Detailed orders were sent to the several commanding officers concerned in the movement and to tho heads of the Quarter master's Dopartmont and the Subsistence De partment. This general order summarizes tho detailed directions to tho various officers: "ABJUTANT-GENEBAI.'sOrTICE. I Washington. Sept. 10. j "General Orders With the approval of the acting Secretary of War. tho following changes of troops are ordered: Cavalry Tho Second Cavalry, now at Montauk Point, N. Y., to the Department of Dakota to relieve the Eighth Cavalry. The Eighth Cavalry, now in the De partment of Dakota, to Huntavllle, Ala., retorting upon its arrival to Major-Gen. Wheoler, coiumnnding the First Separate Cav alry Division. Tho horses of the Second Cav alry will be sent with other cavalry horses to Huntsvillo, Ala., to be replaced In tho Depart ment of Dakota by horses which will bo left there by the Eighth Cavalry. Tho horses of the Eighth Cavalry will be left at the several stations iii the Department of Dakota to be transferred to the Second Cavalry uoii the ar rival of the troops of that regiment at their respective stations. The Ninth Cavalry, now at Montauk Point. N. Y.. to the Depurtment of the Colorado to relievo the Seventh Cavalry. The Seventh Cavalry, upon arrival of tho Ninth Cavalry, to bo relieved from duty in the Department of Colorado and to proceed to Huntavllle. Ala., reporting upon Its arrival to Major-Gen. Wheeler, commanding tho First Separate Cavalry Division. The horses of the Ninth Cavalry will be sent with othorcavalry horses to Huntavllle, Alu.. to be replaced. The horses of the Seventh Cavalry will be left at tho several stations in the Depurtment of the Colorado to be transferred to the Ninth Cav alry upon the arrival of the troops of that regi ment at their respective stations. "Commanding G.-nurnls of departments and corps will by concerted action arrange for and give such additional instructions as may be necessary antl order further details with due reganl to economy and the welfare of officers and men. The transportation required will be furnished by the Quartermaster's Department. and the Subsistence Department will take timely measures to provide tho necessary travel rations and coffee money. Commanding officers of organizations affected by this order will telegraph tin- date of departure to the commanding Generals of the department to which they lire assigned and will also tele graph to this office the hour of their departure and arrival. By command of Major-Gen. Miles. "H. C. Cohiiin. Adjiitant-Goneral." DIDN'T KNOW THE WAR WAS OVER. A Ship Gets In That Took Great Cara to Dodge " Spain's Licked Soldiers." TheTmen of the American ship Luzon, Car J. G. Parke, which arrived yesterday from Hawaii, didn't know the war was over until they reached Quarantine. The Luzon sailed from Ktthulul on April 30, when there were merely rumors of war in that latitude. In the South Pucillc she spoke the German bark Thalia, from Humburg for Iqulque, Chill, which eignuiled: "War between the United States and Spain." Thereafter, a man was sent to the foremast head of the Luzon every day to look out for Hpunlsh privateers and two men kept constant watch on the fore castle head. On Aug. 20. about SOO miles east of Porto llico. ('apt Purke sighted a steamship "as full of people as a Coney Island excursion boat." He trietl to get out of her way, but she seemed to want to intercept him. Finally she crossed. his I hi we. half a mile off. I've no doubt." the skipper suid, "that she waa a Spanish transport going home. She was full of licked soldiers; the war was over, and I didn't know It and was trying to dodge her all day as if she had been a Spanish privateer." Dr. Llndhelin Buried. Dr. George W. Llndheim. assistant surgeon of tbe Eighth Regiment, who died of typhoid fever on Friday, wus burled from his home. 045 Railroad avenue, yesterday. Babbi Ru dolph Grossman of Temple Bodeph Sboleu at Sixty-third street and Lexlngtou avenue offi ciated. He said that Llndheim was a hero among his men and that he had been unjustly criticised. (Jompajiy D, under Capt Sau'van. arenty line officers and twelve men from the ospllal Corps, attended the funeral. The in terment was at Cypress Hills. I MAIL BMBVtCB AT MOXTAVK. rest mailer Van t'ott Rsnjsoris oa tin Work Done at ramp Wlkal. Washinoton. Sept. 10. Postmaster Tan Cott of New York city has transmitted to First Assistant Pnetmaster-General Heath a report upon tbe condition of the postal station at Montauk Point. The report says that the rtostal service at Montauk Is In excellent con dition, that there Is no congestion whatever, and the work Is being performed In a sys tematic snd expeditious manner. "I Interviewed several of the officers and a number of the privates snd orderlies." the re port says, "and eaeh of them expressed the utmost satisfaction with the service they were receiving. The commissary depart ment In particular referred In most compli mentary terms to the character of the service. An agent of a large New York business house Informs me that all of his orders and com munications to his firm were sent through the malls, as he did not feel like trusting other modes of transmission. Of all of the persons with whom I conversed not one crit icised or in any way complained of the postal facilities. The Quartermaster estimated that there were from 10.000 to 18.000 men In camp at the present time. About 1.300 of them left on the 14th, and he had orders to provide transportation for nearly 2,000 more. As to when the rest would lesve he oould furnish no Information. It is not likely, however, that the camp will be entirely abandoned for some time, but this depends upon orders received from the War Department. If the camp Is abandoned it will be necessary, I should say. to keep the station open for a limited period, at least, as letters and other mall matter will continue to arrive there from other points until the change pf the location of the troops becomes generally known. Continuing, the report says that from six to eight thousaud letters have been received ad dressed simply "Montauk Point" or "Camn Wikoff," without any designation as to regi ment or company. This In spite of the fact that the repeated' public request has been made through the press and otherwise for regimental and company designation upon the face of all mail addressed to men In military cum ps. However, the postal clerks at Mon tauk Point and the men designated by the military authorities sre hard at work correct ing the list of regiments and companies now there, giving the name of each man and offi cer, and the mail Is to be distributed as swift ly as posalble when received. A corrected list of all the men at Montauk will be completed to-day, and a copy furnished to all of the offi cers of the regiments. Acting under the authority of the Military Postal act. the Post Oflflce Department deliv ers mall pouched by companies to the regi mental headquarters, and It Is the duty of the offlcors of the regiments, acting under the or dera of the Secretary of .War, to detail men from companies to make the distribution of mall to the addressees. When mall pouched by companies is delivered to regimental head quarters the work of the Post Office Depart ment ends and the duty of the War Depart ment begins. It was determined when the military postal service was established that. Inasmuch as regiments were moving from point to point and the postal representatives oould not keep trace of the Individual men In the restlments. It would be better for the work of distribution of malls In detail to be per formed by the military authorities, and that work has always been under the direction of the War Department. ALGER O.V T1TJ5 INVESTIGATION. He Wants It to Be Searching, and He Says Men on Furlough Are Free to Talk. Cincinnati. O.. Sept. 10. Secretary of War Alger. Surgeon-General Sternberg, and Quartermaster-General Ludington paid a visit of inspection to-day to the hospitals at Fort Thomas, and at H o'clock to-night left for Lex ington. To The Sun correspondent Gen. Alger said just before departing: " We found the hospitals at Fort Thomas in excellent condition. I saw many of the sick nnd asked them if there was anything they wanted, and they said they lacked nothing. "I know nothing hut what the public knows regarding that commission on camps. I re quested that It be appointed. The President at one time informed me of three men ho was going to appoint. One was Senator Manderson. -All have since declined, I believe. 1 do not care who are appointed if they are fair men. I want men who will be searching; the more searching the better I shall be suited. " I was asked to day by a reporter whether I would allow any furloughed soldiers to talk freely on the subject of Southern camps: whether there would be Incurred danger of court-martial. Certainly these men can talk and talk freely. Every man In or out of the urmy has this right to talk freely within bounds that all would concede reasonable. As I said before, this Investigation is strictly of my seek ing, and what I am interested most In now is that it he thorough." A remark dropped by Gen. Alger may or may not be regarded as significant In the face of re cent rumors of a renewal of war: "These men are only on furlough." said he. Gen. Sternberg said that everything at the Fort Thomas hospitals was in excellent shape. Regarding Surgeon-General Heidkuper of Camp Thomas, he said : "He got a higher position than I recom memlen him for. I did not know at the time that he was a veterinary surgeon : but his pro fessional Indorsements vera such that I would have named him anyhow. I consider him a capable man." .077 till' NOT BE MUSTERED OUT. The Officers Anxious to See More Service Privates of DIOerent Mind. It was reported at the Ninth Regiment armory last night that influences wore at work which may result In having the regiment re tained In tho United States service Instead of being mustered out next month as was intended. Col. Greene and nearly nil his officers, it is said, desire to see further war service, and an application to the Government to have the regiment sent to Manila. Porto Rico or elsewhere. It was stated, had been made. Offlcors speaking on the matter said tho regiment was In fine condition for service, and had gained valuable experience In camp. An enlisted mail said yesterday: " I am afraid that we will not be mustered out, after all. From rumors which have reached us to-day it Is plain thnt we will have to fight the same influences now that we had to fight In Camp Thomas influences that were deter mined to keep us In camp. I will not say that there Is any personal Interest back of this alleged scheme to keep us In the Held, but It is a significant faot that all the big-pay officers want to remain, while the poor privates want to get out and re sume their business vocations. Many of them made great business sacrifices to go to tho war, and they did It generally with the understand ing that if they served through the real war period that would lie all that would Ik required of them. When we were ordered home the other day we all thought It was for muster out, and if we are fooled thla time It will be a breach of faith on the part of those over us." The line officers and several staff officers at the armory last night discussed the situation most of the evening, but would not give out anything for publication. The orders relating to the muster out have been so vague snd hazy so far that the men have oome to believe that there was some scheme hatching to keep them in the service. 9SO JACKIES AT A SHORE DINNER. Entertainment Arranged by Newport for the Meet Behind tho Guns. Newport, B.I.. Sept. 10. The entertainment arranged by the citizens of Newport for the men behind the guns ended to-night. At noon 250 sailors from the Brooklyn, Vlc-ksburg. Cushlng, Miantonomoh. Celtic and Justin were taken to Island Park on the trolley cars. With them went Senator Wetmore, Congressmen 'apron and Bull, Mayor Boyle and Qol. Wether ell, representing Gov. Dyer. At the park the men had a shore dinner, saw a vaudeville show and indulged In dancing. Congressman ('apron spoke to the men, saying that everything in the State was theirs. Iu Newport the men paraded the rtreets, headed by the Newport band. The men from (he Brooklyn carried a large Ameri can flag and In front of them marched the ship's mascot, BUly Boy, the goat. The Brook lyn is to sail for the Brooklyn Nsvy Yard to morrow afternoon. Compauay D, Third New Jersey Volunteers, Not Made Up of "Squealers." Taisn Rsaunurr, OoMrunr D. i Pommon Lasss. N. J , Sept. 18, 18M. I To tbs Editor or Tbr HvwSir : I noaos an Item In your paper of to-day, dated Mew Brunswick, N. I.. that the friends (t) of my command. Company P. Third Mew Jersey Volunteers, are endeavoring to get us mustered out of the service of the United HUles. I wish to Inform those friends (?) that they need not bother themselves about that, as we are capable of looking after uur Interest ourselves, and when the War Depertmeut sees at to muster us out we will go home. We purpose to star by the Third Regiment through thick sad tain, with whom we have been thirty yean. We have not gained a poelnoo second to none In ths United State for tho purpose of be oosalBg squealers at thla time. Oaptau Third Mew Jersey VolBBtMr'unUtry'.'OoBV BBlllBgOneSSBBy P. CONSORTS FOR THE SHIPS. SIX VESSEL tO AID THE OttEOON AND IOWA ON THEIR roVAOK. Four Will Be Colliers, One Will Re a Com missary Veaael, anil the Other a Dl.tll llngShrp Why Ihe Long .lonrney Arnnml Nonth America to Manila Wna Selected, WasWinoton, Sept. 10 No war vessels have ever gone from the I'nlted Stales to n foreign ?tatlon ha dlhboratelv equipped and prepared or sny emergency as Ihe battleships Oregon snd Iown will be When thev leave Brooklyn for Msnlls on Sept. 27. In addition to many con venience placed on the t wourinorclndstoinnko their voyage 'more comfortable, they will have at their service not less than six snpplv ships. Fonr of those ro the colliers Hclndla, crshIu. Alexsnder. and Abarenda. all armed snd fillet) to the limit with fuel for the fighting cmft. The Alexander and tho Abarenda have started from Norfolk, nnd will go In advance of the battleships to Ilnbln. llrnr.il. where, after tilling up the bunker of the Oregon and Iowa and distributing the rest of their coal among Ihe other collier, they will return to the United States. The Sclndla and the Cassiuswill ac company the battleships to Manila. The other two ships nro the supply vessel Celtic and the distiller Iris. They were added to the squadron to-day. Both will go to the Philippines and take station there. The Celtlo ha a refrigerating plant on board snd will carry enough fresh meat to last her consorts for the entire voyage. Ths Iris will supply fresh water, so that the voyage Is likely to be pleasant for the officers and crews of tho battle ships. Tliere has been a great deal of talk In naval circles over the reasons thst caused the Navy Department to send tho Oregon and the Iowa to Manila by the longer and most open route, which they will follow. Instead of through the Mediterranean and the Sues Canal. It is reported In naval circles thst an inten tion to observe extra caution is the founda tion for the department's selection of the Straits ot Magellan and ths Honolulu course The fear has been expressed that despite tho international arrangement, permitting war vessels to proceed through the Suck Canal when their (rovernment is at war, something might happen to prevent the Oregon ana the Iowa from getting through. One of the suggestions, which msy or may not have been seriously considered by the naval authorities, was that If the United States and some European country or countries get Into trouble over the disposition of the Philippines the European Governments concerned might be able to place obstructions in the way of a quick run of the American vessels to Manila. At sny rate, the longer and mora veotaresome route was selected, and officers concerned who do not share tbe secrets of the Navy Depart ment are wondering why. Tbe greatest gratification is expressed among those public offlclsls who are in favor of keep log all the Philippines over the policy of send ing the two superb battleships to join Dewey. They look on this Sctlon as an Indication of the Government's aeslre to let the nations of the world know that the I'nited States intends to dispose of the Philippines as they see fit with out Interference from any power and are ready to fight for the retention of the Islands If necessary. RULING ABOUT ARMT DISCHARGES. The War Department Not to Consider Ap plications Through Political Influence, WARHIXaTON. Sept. 10 So many application for discharge from the volunteer army have reached tho War Department that It has been found necessary to make an official statement In the matter In the hope of relieving the of flolsl from the enormous task of considering the large number of individual cases. The following "memorandum" was Issued this af ternoon from the office of the Acting Secretary of War: " The War Department is just at present un dergoing an experience which illustrates the alacrity with which the average American oltt wn hastens to his Senator or Representative in Oongre-s for aid in emergencies. The cessa tion of hostilities and tho Improbability of their renewal, with the dulness of camp life, has ap parently created a feeling of restlessness among the men of the volunteer army, who in the majority of cases have given up positions of larger compensation, and many of them are Imploring their political representatives to ob tain their discharges, and the latter In turn are flooding the War Department with requests for oronipt and immediate action. "To huch nn abuso of privilege has this crown that the War Department has been obliged to call attention to that paragraph of the army regulations which requires that all communi cations from subordinates to superiors must pass through military channels, and to decline. a a rule, to entertain applications for dis charges of enlisted men unless they come to it In tho proper manner. "A soldier who is desirous of securing his discharge and has good and sufficient reasons upon which to base It, will save himself a great amount of time and trouble, if he will set forth the reasons for his dlschnrue in a letter ad dressed to tho Adjutant-General of the Army and hand It to the Captain of his company, who in turn is required to forward It to ths Colonel of the regiment, and the latter to puss It along through Brigade, Division and Corps headquarters, with their recommendations. Unless this Is done the department will send the paper back to the company commander for his recommendation, and that takes time whiehiuny ho saved by following the proper rule. "The department bus also promulgated an other ruling In this connection, which Is tc the effect that public policy will not permit at thla time of the consideration of applications for discharge of men serving In the Philippine Inlands. Honolulu. Cuba, or Porto Rico. The reasons for this are obvious. Aside frm ths question of transportation involved, anil the necessity of supplying the places of men who are to be discharged with others from the States, it is to be remembered that the war Is not over, and that much depends upon the re ulte and deliberations of the Peace Commis sioners who have sailed for Paris." WHITE SOLDIERS TURNED BLACK. A Metamorphosis That Sorely Pnssled m Tipsy Civilian. This particular Third avenue cable car stopped at the bridge. It was going uptown. The last three seats assigned to smokers were empty when the oar stopped. The first man to climb on at the bridge was a big. fat fellow with a puffing jag. He asked the conductor a question, and the conductor said : "You're talking shorthand. If you want the bridge why don't you get off and take it?" By this time a crowd of a dozen soldiers had climbed Into the smoking seats. They wore blue shirts, blue trousers and campaign hats. Six of them got In at tho last seat, but only four secured seats. The other two had to stand. The man with the jag addressed them, saying: "Have my saat. hoys; I'll stand up. You're the st-st-stuff that did it down at Sa-Sa-Santl hie go. Hey, boys, didn't yer? You're all right every damn hio man of yer." Then his head bobbed and he slept until the conductor came around for his fare. With his eyes closed he picked a nickel from his pocket and soon was snoring again. At Grand street three of the soldiers left the oar. At Houston street two more got off. At Eighth street Seven members of a negro regi ment boarded the car. They were in blue shirts, blue trousers, and campaign hats. Their uniforms were similar to those of the white soldiers on the car. Two of the negro soldiers got seal near the fat man with the jag. At Fourteenth street three more of the white soldier left the car, and four of the negro sol diers were seated In the last seat, the only other person seated there being the man with the jag. In front of him atood one white sol dier. All tbe others had gone. "Twenty-third street. ,ryellod the conductor. The fat man with the jag woke up. He rubbed bis oyes, and. after glancing at the ne gro soldiers about lil in . tapped the arm of the white soldier in front of him nnd said: " 'Seuse me. but how iu blazes did yer pals g(t blsck ? Dam n If I alii 't afraid I'm a fit au b ct for tbe funny house. My wife'U send me r Bloomlngdale, sure. Say. soldier, wasn't yer pais white when they got on?" They were." answered the soldier. '"None of us was ever white," chuckled one of the negro soldiers. "Well. I'll be confined to eternal blazes If hlo rum. dumb, damn rum. don't do strange things! Rum makes white soldiers niggers and nigger soldiers white." Every one In the ear. with the exception of the fat man. laughed. He stopped the car and got off, bemoaning the effects of rum and vow ing he d never touch it again. Board of Inquiry fur Capt. McCarthy. HUNTsvlLLB, Ala., Sept. 10. A board to ex amine Into the conduct and qualification of Capt Daniel McCarthy of Company K. hlxty n,?rV Mew lork. was appointed. to-day. Prl- I NAVAL ORDERS. The Department Iesnes a Long Assignment of OMcers to New Dulles. Wasshxotos. Sept. 10. These nnvsl orders have been issued : Resign L. E. Mro. deUrhed from Viking, when put ont of cotnrnHunoh, and orflered hems: Went. K. E. Barry, detached from command of Tecumseb, whan pni out of commission, and ordered home: Knalgn P. M. Lebsrh, detached from the frolic, when put otft of commission, snd ordered home; I.lent. W. I.. Beers and Naval Oadst J. P. V. Orldley, rtrtjehert from Yankee, and ordered home; Resign C. ft Ter rell, F.nsign J. r. Dwyer and Assistant Engineer (. A. Kolb, detached from Panther, snd ordered home; Nsvsl Oadot It. B. Creecy, detached from Panther, and ordered to Brooklyn; Assistant Engineer J. S. Jefferson and Lieut. R. H Mnsa, detached from the Stranger, when pnt ont of commission, and ordered home. These officers were honorably discharged: Sept. 1 7 Lieutenant-Commander.! . W. MIller.Llent. 11 B. Cohen, Lieut. F. B. Anderson, Lieut. A. B. Denny, Lieut. J. B. Potter, Lieut, dnnlor grade) Charles B. Parker, Lieut, (junior grade) H. M. Big, low, Lieut. (Junior, grade) Charles L. Bermlngham Ensign W. T. Camp. Passed Assistant Rurgenn J. F. Urle, detached from the Topeka and ordered to marine rendezvous, Bos Ion; Assistant Surgeon J. 0. Boeenblepth, from the Musachnsette and ordered tothe Vermont; Assistant Surgeon E. Thompson, from the Vermont and or dered to the Mseactinetts; Assistant Surgeon M. K. Johnson, from the Vlcksbttrg and ordered to the Naval Hospital, New York; Assistant Surgeon Vf. B. Grove, ordered to the Vlckeburg; Asslst snt Surgeon R. O. Huntington, from the Naval Hospital, Norfolk, and ordered to tbe Newark, taking passage In Rotate; Rurgenn H. Smith, retired, ordered to temporary duly on the Michigan; Alt ant Snrgron D. B. Kerr, from the Btranger and ordered to the Pensacol; Commander O. C. Better, from command of (he Panther and ordered to lake charge of lighthouse; Assistant Burgeon J. B. Den nis, from the Frolic and ordered to the Oregon; As sistant Surgeon E. J. Orow. from naval hospital, C.irlsea, and ordered to the Wabash; Mate E. Brown, ordered to the Rantee; Lieut, (t. C. Hanue. from command of the Apache sna ordered to Uk charge of the branch Hydrogrspblc office. New York; En slgu I). W. Blamer. from the Apache snd ordered to the Buffalo; Lieut. J . M. Robinson, from the Siren, when put out of commission, and ordered to the navr yard, Washington; Lieutenant Commander J. C. Wilson, detached from command or the Viking, when put ont of commission, ordered home and phtoed on wsllingorders; Mate A. B. Niokerson, from the Tecumseb. when put. out ot commission, snd ordered to the Rantee. Par master's Clerk G. Ooldthwaite, appointment revoked when acoouau on the Panther are settled: Pay master's Clerk J. Fsrrell, appointment revoked when accounts on Yosimlta are settled; Lieut. A. Ward, from command ot the Wasp, ordered borne and placed on waiting orders; Lieut. It. Welle. Jr., from the Wasp and ordered to Enterprise; Ensign I). M. Wood, from Wasp and ordered to Iowa; Ensign R. I. Curtln, from wasp and ordered to Iowa; Com mander K. H. (theen. from command of Frolic when put ont of commission and to Hydrograpbio office; Vnslfrti J SI If st III from Vrnlle anil nnieHil i ("Viei. tellatlon; Lieut. V. W. Coffin, from New York and ordered to Bancroft as executive; Lieut. William Truiton. from Bancroft and ordered to duty with Chicago; Lieut. H. P. Jones, from Caaslu and ordered to duty with Chicago; Knalgn O. W. Williams, from Yankee and orderedto Buffalo: Ensign J. ft. P. Priagle, from Yankee and ordered to duty with Chicago; Put Assistant Pay roaster H. B. Blsnoe. from Yankee, ordered home and settle account; Assistant Engineer J. B. Morris, from Yankee and ordered to lows; Lieut. C. F. Pond, from Panther and ordered to Arethusa aa executive; Ensign B. B. McCornilck. from Panther and ordered to Marietta; Ensign R. McLean, from Panther and ordered to Marietta; Assistant Paymaster A. B. Pierce, from Panther, ordered home and settle ao. counts; Acting Gunner A. Olseon, appointed Sept. IS on the lows; Lieut. T. O. Orlffln, order detaching from Brooklyn and ordered to Yoeemlle, and subse quent order modified by assignment to Solace for passage to the New Orleans; Lieut. W. F. Pnll on, from the New Orleans and to Naval Academy, via I Solace; Surgeon D. O. Lewis, from Yankee ordered home; Acting Boatswain J. J. Pochfort. from Stranger and ordered to Franklin; Assistant Paymaster r. P. McMshou. from Stranger, ordered home and settle accounts; Lieut. W. P.White, from Yoeeinlte, snd ordered to Indiana; Chaplain J. P. Melntyre, arrested for trial by general court-mar-(lal at Denver, Sept. 20; Ensign 0. D. Steams, from Yosetulte and ordered to ConstellaUon; Ensign J . L. Htlcht, from Yosemlte and ordered to Constellation ; Naval Cadet Z. L. Brlgirs, from Yosemlte and ordered to New York; Naval Cadet O. C. Sweet, from Yosemlte and ordered to tbe Brooklyn; Naval Cadet D. C. Hanrmhan, from Yosemlte and ordered to the Brooklyn; Naval Cadet J. F. Babcock, from Yosemlte and ordered to the Oregon; Carpen ter F. Roberta, ordered to duty a assistant to Superintendent of Construction Bath Iron Works; Lieut. T. C. Fenton, from Washington Navy Yard and ordered to the Bureau of Ordnance; Com mander Z. L. Tanner, retired, ordered to duty at Honolulu and return; Lieut J. T. Smith, when dis charged from treatment at hospital. New York, or dered home and grouted sick leave six weeks: Lieut. H. C Pouudstone, from Newark and ordered to Bu reau of Ordnance via Solace; Lieut. W. F. Halsey, from Newark and ordered to Naval Academy via Sjlaoe; Acting Ounner William Zeitler, from Yosem lte nd ordered to Richmond; Lieut. J. G. Qulnby, ordered to Nashville via Solace; Lieut. W. G. Cutler, from Yankee and ordered to Newark via Solace; Lieut. G. N. Stafford, from Yankee and ordored to Newark via Solace; Lieut. C. M. Vt Inelow, from Nash ville aad ordered to Indiana; Ensign 11. E. Harden, retired from Naval Intelligence Ofhce and ordered to Naval Obaervatory, Mare Island. Cal.; Ensign W. S. Crosley, from Constellation and ordered to Naval Academy; Lieut. B. P. Connolly, from Indiana and ordered to Richmond ae executive. Lieut. D. Roben, retired, from the Richmond and ordered home; Passed Asslataut Surgeon G. M. Coatee, from New Orleans and ordered home; Passed Assistant Surgeon G. W. Al len, from Prairie and ordered home; Bur geon F. Leach, from Yosemlte, ordered home; Paased Assistant Surgeon M. b. Simpson, from Badger and ordered home; Passed Assistant Surgeon S. O. Helakell. from Dixie and ordered home; Passed Assistant Surgeon A. M. D. McCormick, from Yan kee and ordered home; Assistant Surgeon K. M. Fur long, from Siren when put out of commission and to Iowa; Aielstant Surgeon S. H. McK'iu, from Dixie and ordered home; Ensign D. Dugan and W. P. O'Rourko, from budgrr and ordered home; Assistant Surgeon H. D. Avenll, from Miantonomoh and ordered to Sclndla; Kusluu C. A. Thompson, from Apache when put out of com mission lend ordered to Arethusa; Ensign J. M. Dashiell, from Apache when put out of cominlssiou and orderedto Arethusa; Assistant Paymasterl.il. Smith, from Apache when put out of comuiisiuon, ordered home; Knalgn .1. J. Leery, from Vermont and ordered home; Lieut. C. E. LlttleQeld, from Siren when nut out of commission and ordered home: Lieut, W. C. Mayer and Enslgu L. C. Roberu, from Siren when put out of commission and ordered home: Ensign J. M. Flinu, from Vising when put out of commission and ordered home; Lieut. C. K Holies and Ensign L. E. Mario, from Viking when put out of commission aud ordered home. Ensign C. F. Long. Paased Assistant Engineer D. Ritchie. Passed Assistant Engineer B, Hart, Jr.; As sistant Engineer ri. W. Anderson. Passed Assistant Paymaster A. H. Colby, Asslstaut Engineer J. Ouilty Lieut. E. M. Peters, Lieut. W. Irving, IJeut. I. Bhmnt Ensign C. M. Vreeiand, Ensign T. GoldinghAy, de tached from Badger and ordered noun . Paeaed As sistant Paymaster G. E. Norria, Lieut. C H. Brighain. Lieut. R. B. Howell, Lieut. W. P. Stinson. Ensign D H. Sughrue and Ensign H. L. Hmltb, detached from ,,.,,' ....... ,,u mu,ii, n-iiBMUl - lOSNlrl .1. ij. liance. from Yoieinlbj and ordered home; Ensign R P. Borden, from Prairie, ordered borne; Assistant Engineer A. Mehlman, from Yosemlte and ordered ho. jr. Assistant Engineer F. 0. Williams from Praiiie and ordered home; Assistant Paymaster W it. Heath, from Frolic, ordered home. Euslgn W. C. Oohn. Ensign W. F. Purdy. Ensign L Root, Eimlgii L. r. Uurroiigh. Assistant Paymaster K Carter. Assistant Paymaster A. R. Panlington Lieut' duulor grade) J. S. Brown. Naval Cadet IDT Johnson, and Assistant Engineer J. W. Glimore' honorably discharged Sept. IT. IJeut. George Breed aad Ensign J. Born, from Yoeemlle snd ordered home: Lieut. D. Murdock, En signs W. M. (tiKKlrich. P. T. Cojrle. C. C. iode Chief Engineer . B. Paul, Lieut. L. F. Smith, Assistant En gineer it. P. Browne, Assistant Engineer N Mans nsld and Passed Assistant Paymaster P. Coos de tached from Dixie and ordered home. Enslgu A. N. Keii.b.e. nom Badger and ordered home; Ensign 0. P. Upshur, from Badger and or dered to Arethusa: Passed Asslstaut Engineer W H Perkins, from Frolic when put out of commission and ordered home; Naval Csd-H W. U. Allen, from Dolphin and ordered home: fussed AasisUnt Eincl lieer A. C. Knights, from Leagu,. i,i1( .,, orll.,a In Alexander; Passed Assistant Emmieer J. MrKer uan. from Alexander aud ordered Tiouie; Aesistaut J'u nuuitor r . G. Crit. from Iudeprndenru and or iieo.d Inline, Assistant I'ai master 0. T Bishop de tached froju L-ague Ishn 1 Navy Yard aud ordered home; Assistant Paymaster R, w. Bell, from Rich mond and ordered home; Knsigu W. A Omallev from KaUhdin and ordered to Abtreuda;' Ensign . IJlanklinblp, from Aberenda and ordered to autahnlu. PREFERS SOLDIERING TO BANKING. A Nephew of Jay Cooke Oets a Commission In the Regular Army. One of the most successful candidates for a commission iu the regular urmy at the examination recently held in this city was Sergt. E. H. Cooke of a Minne sota Infantry regiment. Cooke was a clerk in a Minneapolis bank when the war began He Is a nephew of Jay Cooke, the financial agapt of the Government during the civil war. and one pf the most widely known of Amorlcun bankers. Young Cooke intended to follow the business of his unole. When war was declared, however, he concluded that the Government might need In the field all the men it c-ould get. und so he enlisted as a private In a Minnesota reglmeut i he regiment got as far south us Chieka inauga. und there It etayed. (V,ke was pro moted to be a Sergeant. He liked the life and made up his inlud to remain In the or vice if he could He asked to be named L one of the candidates for a ooniuilssloii an pointed by the President froS he v olu ','- te.-ninu Hm ''.'v" "e- "l"1 W" re. ueJt ,vai granted. He not only paed the examina tion, but received ,,ne of tho highest nvo?uge of any of the cand dates. He was then com missioned and assigned to the Tenth I'lilte.i Stales Infantry which left here early vist2?i day morning tor HunUvllle. Ala Cooke iu the uniform of a Volunteer HHruant Z..ii application to .tUWSSS guatrma-tor" (WREarn isVjssiaaesjWrWrerrVevve ! Ask to see onr " Preai : dent's Desk." Extra size, ! extra finish, extra number of interchangeable draw ! e r s and pigeonholes. Utility and luxury in the ! highest degree. Especially ! ; suitable for corporation officers. i ! . Hale Co.. " Desks st Export Frloea," ' 15 Stone St., next Produce Exohange. ' I HALE I I CO. I DOCTORS KEITH'S DYSPEPSIA CURE. Prevents Fermentation. t PIIfTtt. All IDnigglsts. HAIiP PIrTMk ADVISE HATQ Fall Styles I irv 1 a. Ready. Ilk Hats, go. Irarby Hat, fe and g).1. QUALITY fJNSURFASSBD. BURK.E3, 210 Broadway, cor. Fulton St. CARPET " Stewart CLEANSING tst. JACKSONVILLE'S HEALTHFUL CAMP. Chief Surgeon Mans Makes m Report Shosr Ing an Excellent Condition. Washington. Sept. lft. The Wsr Department to-day made public the following letter from the Chief Surgeon of the Seventh Army Corps: Jacebonvii.i.k. Fla.. Aug. 13. 1808. To Major-Gtm. FiliSuoh Lrt, Commanding Seventh Army Oorpi. JacktnnvilU. Fla. Sis: I have the honor to state that the daily sick report of the three division hospitals In this corps shows that there are 5t0 soldiers un dergoing treatment. There are only a few '-ssx of the cases undergoing treatment in the division hospitals that are of a serious nature, and these are principally typhoid fever, which infection was orougnt to Jacksonville by the regiments coming here. Those treated - . In quarters are, as a rule, slight ailments, and are scarcely worth mentioning, such as dlnr- rhoea. headaches, and men excused from duty on account of fatigue. The health of this I corpe. In my opinion, may be regarded as ex- cellent. The water supply to the troops of this corps comes from artesian wolls about 800 to 1,000 feet below the earth's surface, and Is saturated with sulphuretted hydrogen gas, which quickly evaporates after being exposed to tho air. I regard the water supply perfect. The grounds occupied by the three divisions are excellent for camping purposes and are supplied with every facility for disposing of garbage. nlgrXa soil. Ac. In my opinion, Jack- f sonvllle is one of the healthiest pla"es In the United States for the encampment of troops. I believe that the results of the sick report will show this at the end of the season, if we are permitted to remain here until the corps goes to Cuba. Tho three division hospitals ore com pletely organized and arc in thorough running 1 orrtor. They are well supplied with tents, cots. 9sM.-A kltctieu. nurses, and a competent medical ! taff. The Quartermaster's Department sup- IS? Slles us with the necessary tentage and the edloal Department with the necessary medi cal aupplles. The three division ambulance companies are also thoroughly organized and In running order, as well as the reserve ambu lance company. The personnel of the hospital corps of this) command consists ot about 75 medical officers. 75 hospital stewards. SO acting hospital stew ards and 550 privates. The system of trans ferring enllBted men from the volunteer regU ments to the hospital corps has worked admirably. Most of the men serving now la this corps have been gotten from that source. A great many of these men were excellent nurses, and the others have been quite pro ficient in the last two or three months. The condition of tho medical department and the health of the corps may be regarded as sab. ' isfactory. and the amount of sickness Is ex tremely small to the number of men in tha corps. Very respectfully. L. M. Maps. Lieutenant-Colonel. Chief Surgeon Seventh Army Corps, BOUGH EIDERS' HORSES HERE Brought from Montauk Point by Boat T Be Sold by Auction To-Day. The United States transport Mississippi ar rived here from Montauk Point yesterday af ternoon. bringing 1.070 horses that were pur chased for the First Volunteer Cavalry. Roose velt's rough riders.XThe horses will be sold by public auction at the stables of the Flss, Doerr ft Carroll Horse Company, 140-155 East Twenty-fourth street, the sale beginning this morn ing at 10 o'clock. The Mississippi cam through the Sound and anchored off Liberty Island about 3 o'clock. Live-stock floats soon came alongside, and the horses were trans ferred and taken to the stables of the horse . com. any. The work of .Mehnrkatlnn nn. nn easy, slnoe the horses were disinclined to walk down the sharply Inclined gangway con necting the ship with the float. It took six men to get each horse off the transport. One man could lead each horse as far as the gang way, but as soon as the man holding Ihe hal ter strap tried to lend the horse Mown ths gangway trpube began. The home would look at the incline, rear up. oome down with forelegs stiff and refuse to budge Then the attack from the rear began. Two men, ffl e?t ond of B strong rone would come up behind the hone, advancing until the rope was taut across the horse's hind quarters. Then, at a signal, the man on the hulter strap and the four men on the ropo would pull to KJiI.' iif.hlle t!l? 8lx'h man would come In , , with a little gentle prodding. After a good .i?L'h f sorting iindn good deal more kicking L (lie Morse would finally be forced on t .the float. -M .of. ,!",r .,r ""'""ding was not concluded un til lite In the evening. Most of tho horse sre M small and look a little ragged, bin thai is an- M tv. , ,0J Pi? the 8Core ' ,,,eir lol'K slay In mW .IS.1! ""I tne lon? railroad and grater jour- W neve they have made. w( V Flushing Give Medals to Her Soldier nnd 1 Sailors. All Flushing turned out yesterday afternoon and evening to do honor to the men of that neighborhood who served either in the army or navy during thu Spanish war A public re- toenth" Eti2.?iu rti ' &? avmon of he ""'" ?,.. ' "."' e. ("'Uutiy. nnd bronze mi. MM Wn.il.fdontI1 to "''i1' ' "'" WturnJS soldiers and sailors A majority or the recipients wore members of the naval reserve, ant hi" sen el on the auxiliary cruiser Yankee 15m are two !amm that w attract your afintioH at once. One is the iwna flflt" pallet tot Tari, tbe other, iht peculiar aid pitai- irawt novelty aid djffereucr Of tbe weave,, colorings and pat- -v tern ire. what you have usually MM, SMitiNftS, $25 tO $49. CroMetligs, $6.50 to $12. COP eoaiilflS, $2$ t $49. Burnbam&Pbiiitp$ e-ston rjuotiH o.iy. tmm eww Jim. wt Hassan Hi '