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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
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
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.
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
'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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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:
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."
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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,
"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-
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
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
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"
! 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. '
Prevents Fermentation. t
PIIfTtt. All IDnigglsts. HAIiP PIrTMk
HATQ Fall Styles
I irv 1 a. Ready.
Ilk Hats, go.
Irarby Hat, fe and g).1.
210 Broadway, cor. Fulton St.
CARPET " Stewart
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,
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
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
SMitiNftS, $25 tO $49.
CroMetligs, $6.50 to $12.
COP eoaiilflS, $2$ t $49.
e-ston rjuotiH o.iy.
tmm eww Jim. wt Hassan Hi '

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