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TftE SI7N, SATURIV
! FOOD FOR THE CUBAN POOR
OUB COMMISSION' SATS BUFPI.IBS
BltOVI.n BB JVTT WBBB.
W AIM Wl.h la Import Relief Dim Into
Havana-We Will Furthm Demand That
tho Spanish Kraenalloa Basin at That
City -Tha Vnalta Abajo Tobacco Rained
tar Lack of Proper Tillage Almmt All
Ika Tobaeoo Dealers Favor Annexation.
Pnoial OtHt Dnpalek to TBI So.
ataka. Sept. 23. Tha not of tha American
Commissioners. dellTered yesterdsy to Qon.
Oonsaler. Parrado. Praaldont of tha Spanish
Ooramlaalon. referred principally to the (infla
tion of tho Importation from th United State
of provisions for the reconcentrados. The
American Insist that the heavy Spanish cus
toms duties should not be Imposed on supplies
hat are Intended for distribution among the
poor, that sooh supplies should be admitted
free of duty, and that they should be distributed
fry the Americans. It is said that the note
Cars no opposition to the Spaniard assisting
la tha work of distribution, provided the Amer
lean hare control.
Tha Comal affair Is worrying the commission
wine to the pressure that has been brought to
Bear by the Red Cross Society, which owns tha
also of provisions on board that Teasel, and
also by tha precise Instructions from President
McKlnley. who la eager to carry out his polloy
f feeding tha reconcentrados.
It la not yet known what reply the Spanish
Commission and Captaln-Oenera) Blanco will
(sake. The Spanish Tlew of the Comal dispute
la that tha dutiaa Imposed by Marquis Montoro,
tha Autonomist Secretary of Finance, were 1st
led In accordance with the existing: regulation.
The authorities, however, were ready to give
all tha help they could, oven to paying the
duties If tha provisions were distributed by
Spanish agent.
Tha American Commissioners do not think
that tha porta of Bahia Honda and Juearo,
Iwhloh were recently granted by the Spaniard
for the free Importation of food, will answer
the purpose. Juearo. especially, is too far
way andtoounlmportant. Havana la the port
required for bringing In supplies, owing to the
condition of the people in the province. It Is
also bald to be naceesary that food should be
Imported by way of Matanxaa to meet tha re
quirement of tha sufferers in that province.
Tha Spanish plan of beginning thaevaouatlon
at Cuba In tha sast does not meet the approval
of tha American Commissioners.
Ths correspondent of Tut Htm Is In a posi
tion to say that the Americans will demand
that Havana be first evaluated. The first draft
of tha American note touching the evacuation
baa been prepared, but tha Commissioners are
awaiting a reply from Washington regarding
tha Spanish proposal. It Is expected that the
Washington authorities will shape their reply I
according to their readiness to send troops
here, and according to their judgment a to the
right time to have them occupy the city with
out running the risk of a yellow fever epidemic
Ona material difficulty will be the transpor
tation of tha 10.000 sick Spanish soldiers on
ths Island. Thar will have to be sent to Spain
on special transport. The Spanish authori
ties are reluctant to send the troops home with
none other than summer clothing, as tha
weather will be cold when they arrive. Tha
clothing worn by the soldiers here is entirely
unsuitable for the climate of Spain. Objec
tions auoh as these will probably be advanced
by the Spaniard against any demand for a
qulok evacuation.
xi Lueha, saya that tha American commission
has Informed tha Washington authorities that
whan American troops are aent here they
should not be allowed to occupy the barracks
or other place that have been occupied by the
Spanish soldier, as they are fool of yellow
lever. In the opinion of the Commissioners,
special wood house should be brought from
the United State for the occupation of the
troops.
The paper ahK says that tha Commissioner
nave asked for a money credit to enable them
to feed and help American citizens in Cuba.
The Commissioners are the constant re
cipient of courtesies and enthusiastic demon
Istrations from the Cuban people. Last night
a Cuban band serenaded them at tha Salon
Trocha. playing "After the Ball." "Yankee
Doodle," and " The Star-8pangled Banner."
Some comment was caused here by a curious
rumor that Admiral Sampson was born at La
Corufla, In Spain. The local papers this after
noon denied the rumor, aaying that ha was
born at Palmyra, N. Y.
In order to prevent the gathering of crowd
around the hotel of the American Commission
ers, the police have stopped the usual weekly
serenades by the military band at the Yedado
Park.
Mr. Jerome, the British Consul, had a long
conference last night with the American Com
missioners about the importation of food free
of duty and the case of the Comal. It is evi
dent that much of the friction over tho Comal
could have been avoided If the first step of the
Bod Cross when the steamer arrived here had
been to notify Mr. Jerome, who waa acting aa
American Chsrgo d'Affaires.
Mr. It. P. Porter. President McElnley's special
Commissioner, has given to the press a speech
made by him at Cicnfuegos. at a meeting in his
honor at the Club Llceo. He first said that his
mission to Cuba was merely to study tho re
sources or the country in order that they might
be developed and Increased. He hoped
that all lovers of Cuba would aid him
In his work. He added that he had
recommended tho free importation of cattle,
not only for agricultural work, but also as a
means of furnishing food to the people. He
bad also made a similar recommendation re
garding agricultural tools and maohlnery for
tha Industries, especially for the large sugar
states.
Mr. Porter declared that the cooperation of
Spaniards and Cubans alike was necessary to
the plans of the United States for the develop
ment of Cuba. He added that it waa porfeotly
well known throughout the world that the
United States did not Intend to annex Cuba,
gad if annexation should come in the future it
would be by tho will of the Cuban people ex
pressed In a petition addressed to the United
States.
Mr. Porter saya that the people of the city of
Cicnfuegos Impressed him most favorably.
Hefior Fabto Freyre. Governor of the province
of I'lnardol Bio, told Tin Sun correspondent
to-day that the tobacco crop was ruined In the
Vuelta Abajo district, and that .the output
would not be more than half of that of last
year. The main cause of the ruin has been the
seizure of oxen by the Spanish and Cuban
soldiers, which had prevented the proper til
lage of the fields.
The tobacco dealers, most all of whom are
Spaniard, are strongly In favor of annexation.
They elaim that the present American tariff on
Cuban tobacco will kill the Industry here.
They also assert that the export dutloa are too
high.
The Diarin dt la Marina, a Spanish organ,
lay till morning that the Cuban have been
deceived by the Americans, and to-morrow a
pamphlet will be issued, algned by A la bar a
Yglesla. a Spanish writer, under the title of
" Cuba for the Cubans."
' Gen. Blanco has decorated with ths Cross of
iMIIltary Merit a Cuban mulatto woman who.
on July 1. when the Americans bombarded
Manzanlllo. fought bravely on the Spanish slds.
Lato this evening Col. Clous, Recording Sec
retary of the American commission, delivered
to Secretary Glrauta of the Spanish commis
sion a note regarding the time for the avacua-
Dishonorably Discharged trout ths Army.
Wasuimotok. Sept. 23. The War Depart
ment 1 Informed that a general court-martial
In thu Department of the (lull has Imposed
sentence of dishonorable discharge upon the
soldiers named: Edward A. Butler, Battery M
First Artillery, fraudulent enlistment: John M
Br iwn. Company '. Third Georgia volunteer,
larceny. Imprisonment tor three month at
company station; John Williams. Company B.
Mumeil Black Battalion. North Carolina Volun
teer Iiifantry.iU.se rti'n. imprisonment eighteen
souths at tort alcl'lutrson. Oeorgia.
TOBPMBO BOAT AWABDB.
Places a tha Ceastrnetton of the Boats De
cided Oa-Harreehoste Out at It.
WAsarsoToK. Sent, 28. Contracts for the con
struction of the torpedo-boat destroyers aad
torpedo boat authorized by Congress at Its
last session, bids for which were opened a
month age, war awarded to-day by Acting
Secretary Allen. The delay was occasioned by
the effort to decide what bidders should be
favored, and the Navy Department finally made
np Its mind to dispose of the matter without
giving opportunity for more concessions to
certain bidders. When the plans submitted by
the bidders were examined It waa discovered
by the Naval Board on Construction that in a
number of oases the shipbuilders had elimi
nated certain machinery fittings from the plan
prepared by the department and submitted the
curtailed or revised plana as their own, at
lower figures than those made on the un
changed plana of the department.
After considering the matter the Board on
Construction recommended to Acting Secre
tary Allen that contracts be awarded to bidden
named, provided those bidden would agree to
make changes In their plana suggested by the
board. Nearly all the bidden agreed to make
the changes. The Herreshoffs of Bristol, B. I.,
declined, however, to modify their plana, and
as a consequence the Board on Construction
to-day recommended that the contnets for two
boats which were to be given to the Herreshoffs
should be awarded to other bidden. This rec
ommendation was followed by the department,
and one of the boat will be built by the Colum
bia Iron Works of Baltimore and one by the
Oas Engine and Power Company of Morris
Heights, N. T. Contract were awarded on all
except two of the torpedo boat, the Barney
nnd the Kiddle. These will go to the Bath Iron
Work of Bath, Me., If that concern accept
condition proposed by the Navy Department.
It ha not accepted, and may not do so. The
schedule of awnrd follows:
Destroyer No. 1 , Bslnbrids. No. 2, Barry, and
No, S. fhatinrey, to Nestle k LTey of Philadel
phia, on department's plans, at 2H.1.ooo each: No.
4. Dale, and No. . Decatur, to the Trigg Coriimuit of
Richmond, Va.. on department's plans, at sjno.ooo
each: No. S, Hopkins, and No. 7, Hull, to Harlan
Hollinsworth, Wilmington. Del., on bidden' plana,
at 1 3W1, 000 eanh; No. fl. I-awreims, and No. 0, Mac
Donough, to Frank C. Wellington. Fall River Com
pany, Weymouth, Mass . on hidden' plana, at S2H1,
ooo each; No. 10, Piul Jonea, No. 11, Perry, and No.
13, Preble, to the Union Ironwork or Ran Francisco,
on departments plana, at S3S6.000 aaoh; No. 18,
Btewart, to tha Oas, Kngtno and Power Company of
Morris Haigbta, W. Y.. the exact price yet to be de
termined, aa this company bid on a destroyer and a
torpedo boat jointly) No. 14, Truxtna.No. ir, Whip
ple, and No. lfl, Wordan, to the Maryland Steel Com
pany of Baltimore, on bidden' plans, at tasfl.ooo
each.
Torpedo Boat No. 24, Basley, to Lewis Nlion.
Ulisbetlrpnrt. N. J., on bidder's plana, at t ldi.ooo;
No. 2B, Barney, and No. 20, Blddle, to the Bath Iron
Workaof Bath. Me., at tisi.noo each, provided the
company agree to certain changes in plana; No. 27,
Blakely, and No. 28, De Long, to Lawley a Bona,
Hoston. on department's plans, at inw.40O each;
No. 20, Nicholson, and No. 80, O'Brien, to Lewie
Nixon, FJIiabethport, N. J., on bidder's plana, at
inn.oooeaeh: No. 81, Shubrlok, No. 82, Stockton,
and No. 88, Thornton, to the Trigg Company of Rich
raond. Vs.. on department's plana, at tl3P(760 each;
No. 84, Tingay. to the Columbia Iron Worka of Haiti
more, on department's plana, at sirtft.ooo, and No.
8fi. wilkaa, to the Oaa Kngine and Power Company
of Morris Height, N. Y., exact amount of bid to be
determined later.
BBT.AWA RE'S QUOTA Or TROOPS.
ItHas New Been Bednead to si Single Battal
ion A If aw Signal Lamp Tried.
Habbibbubo, Pa., Sept. 23. Gen. Graham
has received an order from Washington direct
ing him to send home two battalions of the
First Delaware. Delaware will have her full
quota In the service with the single battalion,
the State being entitled to about 400 men un
der tbrrapportionment. There areonly eighty
eight men to each Delaware company Instead
of 103, as In the more populous States.
Capt. Carl F. Hartman. chief of the Signal
Corps. 1 engaged In making experiments with
the acetylene gas signal lamp. On Monday he
sent Lieut. Chandler with a detachment of the
Eleventh Company across the Susquehanna to
the foothills of the Blue Bldge Mountains, sev
eral miles distant. The men are mounted and
their apparatus Is being pack ad along the sides
of the mountain on mules. At night they com
municate with the corpa at headquarter by
means of the acetylene lamp and in the day
time bv the heliograph and by wigwagging.
Capt. Hartman aays the tests thus far have
been very satisfactory, the reflected flashes
from the gas jets being similar to the search
light. Uncle Sam has cut some of the red tape in
the Hospital Department by directing the
Quartermaster at the hospitals at CampMeade
to pay commutation money to patients leaving
on furlough. This hss been done heretofore
by an officer of the Commissary Department,
and often put the soldier to unnecessary trou
ble and Inconvenience. A man who gets a fur
lough at, the hospital receives $1.50 commuta
tion for every day he travel In addition to his
transportation.
Col. Hubbell. 201 st New York, has promoted
Sergt. Nlven to Second Lieutenant, vice French,
resigned.
A number of the typhoid patients from the
203d New York wore removed to Beading and
Philadelphia hospitals this evening.
It I believed In some quarter thotthe troop
selected from the Second Army Corps for ser
vice in Cuba will go to the island under com
mand of Gen. 8. SI. B. Young. Gen. Graham,
who command the corps, reaches retirement
age next Wednesday. Secretary Alger said
when he was here a few days ago that the mat
ter of relieving Gen. Graham had not been considered.
TULINOHAST IN WASHINGTON.
Looking After Recompense to the State for
Arms and Equipments.
Washington. Sept. 23. Adjt.-Gen. Tllllng
hast Is In Washington to-day arranging the
affaire of the volunteer regiments from New
York that were mustered Into the United
States service for the war. He had a confer
ence with several officials about adjusting the
accounts of the State and the Federal Govern
ment. Nearly all the arms and equipments of
the New York volunteer were furnished by
the State, and Gen. TUllnghast wanted to make
arrangements for the reimbursement of the
State Treasury. He was told to make a state
ment showing just what hod been furnished
by the State for the New York troops that en
tered the Federal service, and after this had
been verified and compared with a statement
of tho material furnished them by the War De
partment the balance will be paid to the State.
Gen. Tlllinghast also saw Adjt.-Gen. Corbln
about the mustering out of the New York
regiments that will not be retained In the
United States service, He said that many of
the men were scattered throughout the coun
try, some at hospital and other at health re
sort, and he wanted to know what should be
done with reference to these when the muster
out day came. Adjt.-Gen. Corbln told him
that Gen. Randolph, at the Army Building In
New York, had charge of everything In that
connection, and Gen. Tlllinghast win have a
consultation with Gon. Randolph to-morrow at
10 o'clock.
OEN. WILSON BBBB TUB PBBBIDBNT.
He Brings an Exhaustive Report on Porto
Blco Written by Major Gardiner.
Washington. Sept. 23. An exhaustive re
port on the conditions oxlsting In the Island
of Porto Rico was submitted to the President
to-dar by Major-Gen. James H. Wilson, who
has just returned from Porto Blco with the
members of bis staff. The report was prepared
by Major Gardiner of Gen. Wilson's staff, and
deals with the political conditions In the Island
as well as with the natural resources. The re
ligious, eduoatlonal and other civic Institutions
af present existing are described thoroughly
In the report.
The President received the report with great
Interest, and It Is presumed that it will become
a valuable handbook for the Administration In
the course of tha establishment of American
rule In Porto Blco. With the report Gen. Wil
son submitted a petition signed by largo
numbers of the people of Porto Rico praying
for speedy annexation to the United State and
the establishment of the Government of this
Oen. Wilson discussed Porto Rican matters
for soma time with the President. He said
that the citlsena of the island are eager to be
come oltlsens of the United States and that the
territory trill undoubtedly become a valuable
possession.
Oca. Lawtoa'i Slek Report.
Wabhihoton. Sept. 23. The following sick
report from Santiago was received to-night:
Santiago, Cuba. Sept. 23.
Aajulant-Gcnoral. Waikinolon:
Siok. 1.002: fever, nS; new cases, 100: re
turned to duty. 153. Deaths. John Klllgalton.
private. A. Ninth Infantry, typhoid fever, Sept.
21 : William H. Brlgham. private. K. Second
United States Volunteer Infantry, acute gaa
t ro-enteric congestion, Sept. 21 ; Robert Cor
bln. private. H. Fifth Infautry. typhoid fever.
Sept. 21 ; Isaao Salttia. civilian, packer, acute
dysentery. Sent. 22; John Thorns, private. N.
Ninth United States Volunteer Infautry, ty
phoid lever, Sept. 22. ,
La WTO. Major-Gaaerel.
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MUSTERING OUT TO' BEGIN.
B BIO. -OEN. BAN nOLV H TAKBM OMABOM
OB TUB WORK IN TH1H STATE.
Ha Criticises Volunteer OMeers for Care
lessness In Not (living Their Mea Regn
lar Furloughs on Which They CeaM Get
Back Put and Transportation Home.
Brlg.-Gen. Wallace F. Randolph. U. 8. V., aad
Lieutenant-Colonel of the Third United States
Artillery, has been detailed a the ohlef mus
tering officer for the Htato of New York. Under
orders from the War Department Oen. Ran
dolph opened his headquarter In the Army
building yesterday. In the work of mustering
out New York Ht.it e troop he will be assisted
by the following staff:
Major J. H. Calcff. First Artillery; Major
Charles A. Cool Idge. Seventh Infantry; Capt. L.
M. Brett, Second Cavalry: Capt. William Lassl
tcr. Sixteenth Infsntrr; Capt. Kl bridge B.
Hills, Fifth Artillery; Lieut. C. 8. Sorley. Six
teenth Infantry: Lieut. Georgo W. Gatcbell.
Fifth Artillery : Lieut. John J. O'Connell. Twenty-first
Infantry; Lieut. P. 11. Ward, Seventh
Artillery. Cant. C. 0. Treat. Fifth Artillery,
will net aa Oen. Randolph' private secretary.
According to order from tho War Depart
ment published yesterday Oen. Bandolph. Ma
jor Coolldge. and Capta. Hills and Ijisslter will
attend to the mustering out work in New York :
Capt. Brett will be stationed In Brooklyn, and
Lieut. O'Connell In Buffalo. Another of Oen.
Randolph' assistants, not yet named, will be
sent to Troy. Before any of the regiments In
the State are mustered out tho rolls, books,
and records of each command will be gone over
and put In shape. Oen. Bandolph said yester
day that the rolls and records of some of tho
regiment had been carelessly kept and a bad
tangle in accounts and records of requisitions
for supplies had resulted. He said that while
he and hi assistant were straightening Out
thing the men of the regiment designated to
be mustered out would be furloughed.
Where a command has served on foreign
soil the men will receive sixty-day furloughs.
The men of tho command which have not left
the United States will get furloughs of thirty
days each. This means that only tho men of
tho Seventy-first Begiment will get sixty-day
furloughs. If it happens that the officers of
other commands have furloughed thoir men
for a longer time than thirty days, the order
must lie revoked and a new one issued. The
men of the Seventv-flret are now on sixty-day
furloughs, having been ordered to report at
Camp Illack on Oct. 27.
The men of all the New York regiments
which have returned wore furloughed orally.
Tho men were assembled In their armories
and told by the commanding officers that they
might go away and return on a certain day.
Such n furlough Isn't worth much to men who
have no money and whose homos are at a dis
tance from New Y'ork, or to thoo who lived in
lodging, which were given up. whon they went
to war. It does not enable them to get trana
portatlon from New York at the Government's
expense, and it doc not enable them to get
any back pay that may be duo them. Gen.
Bandolph made thane oral furloughs the text
of nomo remark yesterday which moy be of
value to volunteer officer. He said :
" From what wo have learned thus far. the
records and books of most of the New York
regiments arc in bad shape. The tangle Is. of
course, largely due to the carelessness or Ig
norance or lioth of those who kept them. It
will tako some time to get thing straightened
out. In the meantime the men will be fur
loughed. but all furloughs will be written and
not oral. By presenting these written fur
loughs to tho proper official the furloughed
men can get thoir back pay. and those who do
not live In New York or In the places where
their regiments happen to be now can secure
transportation to their homes and commuta
tion of ration.
" Without desiring to eritlciso any volunteer
organization. It is true. I think, that the volun
teers have been the ones to most severely orlt
Iclse the administration of the War Depart
ment. I have yet to learn of a single regiment
of regulars to complain of it inability to get
rations or medical stores or other supplies Be
couse these supplies were not to be had. The
records and books of regiments In this State
that wo have looked at thus far convince me
that, hod the officers taken a little more pain
to familiarize themselves with the 'red tape 'of
which the volunteer complain, the men would
have suffered much less hardship.
" Take tho matter of furlough, for example.
When one of the regiment from this city got
back to Its armory the Colonel, addressing his
command, said:
" ' Boys, you'ro all furloughed. It's away and
have a good time and report at' he men
tioned the place and the time, but it (spot well,
perhaps, to go into particulars, for I do not care
to mention tho regiment Many of the men
had no money, many lived at a distance from
New York and others had no homes here. They
had received no pay for some time. When they
asked their officers how they were to get any
money and how they were to get home, the
officers replied something like Oils:
'"Why, you're on furlough now. AB you've
got to do in to go down to the Army building
amf they'll tlx you up down there with every
thing hack pay. transportation, and new
clothes.'
" Some of the men called here. I'm told, and
they wore greatly surprised when some one In
the Deputy Quartermaster-General's office
asked them to show their furloughs, upon
which transportation and clothing ana com
mutation of rations could he furnished. They
were equally surprised, I'm told, when the
Paymaster refused to pay them unless they
produced their furloughs.
" A Quartermaster, or a Paymaster, or a
Commissary In tho United States service has
to show a voucher for every disbursement of
every name or nature that he makes. If he
cen't produce his voucher he must make good
out of his own pocket the disbursement. He
can't take a man's word for something, he can't
take any army uniform as a voucher. Swin
dlers ana rascals have undertaken to hide their
swindle behind the army blue. Only the other
day I read of an instance of this right in your
own city.
"Tho officers to whom thee volunteers ap
plied could do nothing hut refuse to grant the
requests. The men drifted away. Some of
them were ill and went to hospitals, other
went to friend and other, perhaps, became
object of charity. Maylie some are now among
the missing, sought by anxious friends and
relatives. This is the caso with many other
volunteers They a well a the New York
men, would have nothing to justly complain of
now If somebody had known enough to tako
hold and hang on to the ' never ending red
Gen. Bandolph was In command of the artil
lery forces at Santiago, and for his bravery and
gallantry there he won a Brigadier's star. He
and his assistants here and at other plaoes in
tho state where the volunteer regiments are
now will straighten out the books and rolls of
each company of each regiment and then the
mustering out will begin. The Second New
York's headquarters are at Hand Lake, near
Troy, and the Sixty-fifth Is In Buffalo.
DB. BUIDEKOPER OUT OF SERVICE.
Honorably Discharged from the Army No
Longer Required In Camp,
Washington. Sept. 23. Lieut. -Col. Rush 8.
Huldekoper, Chief Surgeon of Volunteers,
whose administration of medloal affairs at
Chlckamuuga Park, Ga., has been criticised
severely, was honorably discharged to-day
from the service of the Unltod States, his ser
vices being no longer required.
M'KINI.KV'H NEPHEW ILL.
John Barber of the Eighth Ohio Slek In a
Washington Hospital,
Washington, Sept. 23. President McElnley's
nephew, John Barber, la 111 at tho Oarfleld
Hospital. This morning the President and
Mn. MoKlnley and Mrs. Barber, Mrs. MeKln
ley's sister, mother of the young man, drove
out from the White House to see the Invalid
and to carry him some flowers and fruit.
Barber and his cousin. James McKlnley, were
private In the F.lghth Ohio, popularly, but im
properly, colled "Tho President's Own." and
went to Porto Blco with the regiment. They
recently returned in good heulth, but while
visiting their uncle at tho White House young
Barber was taken ill. He Is not seriously sick.
but it was thought best to send him to the hos
pital, and his mother came on to bo with him.
Old Ironsides as a Training Ship.
Washington, Sept. 23. Chief Constructor
Hlchborn lias suggested to the Navy Depart
ment that tho frigate Constitution ("Old Iron
sides") be put In serviceable, condition and
used a a training ship for naval apprentices.
The Constitution was built in 170ft, and her
hundredth anniversary of service wss cele
brated at Boston reoently. Despite her years
her hull is In fairly good condition, and Chief
Hlchborn believes that sho can be made Into a
first-class vessel. He estimates that $150,000
will cover the cost of the work.
Doesn't Believe the First Maw York Is With
out Oood Food.
Washington. Sept. 23. The War Depart
ment doos not believe tho reports which have
been circulated that the First New York Begi
ment I destitute of food at Honolulu. In re
sponse to a request of Representative Sherman
of New York, however, the Adjutant-General
hss telegraphed to Major-Gen. Merriam In
quiring In regard to the food supply of the
t roopa in Hawaii,
- ' 1 1 i i n i -aaaaaaaaas-sas I
CAMP WIKOfr HtrmtB BT OA1.B.
Many Teats Blawa Dm We Mstpsaeat of
Rtek Maters.
Camp Wtgopr. Montaak. L. I.. Sept. 23
Upward of fifty tents were blown down to-day
by the severe wind and rain storm which hss
been sweeping serosa Montank Point since 3
o'clock this morning. For several hou rathe
wind blew at the rate of thirty miles sn hour,
and when the sun rose this morning wrecked
tents were to be seen at all quarters.
On Detention Hill, whleh Is the highest and
most exposed point on Montauk. una Taoant
canvas ward In the Detention Hospital wss
stripped of Its covering. Several mess tents In
the detention. Second and Sixth Cavalry campa
were blown down, and in the old camp of the
rough riders an entire row of twelve tents went
down before night. Late In the afternoon a
restaurant tont of tho Y. M. C. A., which
had stood the fiercest of the gale, sud
denly collapsed and was torn into several
pieces, whleh were found later la a swamp
near Great Pond. The tent had shown signs
of weakness tar an hour before It went, and
was deserted by cooks and waiters, conse
quently no "no was hurt. Scarcely a dozen oc
cupied tentai were blown away. There are so
many vacant tents In sll ths camps that the men.
suddenly exposed to tho storm by the destruc
tion of their tents, found new shelter qnlokly
and escaped with only a slight wetting.
There wss little or no suffering In the camp
on account of the rain and cold, owing to a
distribution late lsst night of extra bedding
and thick clothing. In the hospitals the only
Inconvonlenoe felt was due to the leakage of a
few of the canvas wards. This wss remedied
by moving the cot as soon as a leak was dis
covered, and, aa hardly a ward In either hos
Sltal Is full, there was not much trouble in
nding a dry spot.
The dally shipment of sick was suspended
owing to the Inclement weather, and the hos
pital boat Lew 1st on nnd Rod to lay In the
harbor Idle all day. The Examining Board to
day examined ninety patients with a view to
sending them to Providence on board the Lew
iston. which ha taken the place of the Hhlune
cock. and nearly the full number will be sent
away a soon a thoy oan be moved with afety
The sick to be moved eomprlso ten typhoid
patients and seventy odd cases of malarial fever.
Surgeon Major Brown to-day reported the
number of slok in the general hospital to be
375, the smsllest number since the hospital
first filled up. and 80 In the detention hospital.
In both there was but one death, that of Cor
poral Georgo Shilling of the First District of
Columbia Volunteer, of malarial fever.
Since reaching here nearly all of the passen
gers who were taken from the City of Mexico
yesterday have sickened and are confined to
their beds. They Include Col. Wlnthrop F.
Chanler. Lieut. Ahearn. Johnson. Wight, U.
h. A,, and Major William de Eetrampe and
Lieut. B. U. W. Thorn, who were attached to
the Cuban Army. Lieut. Ahearn i seriously
HI with swsmp fever, but the others are
nearly all suffering from the effects of the sud
den change from a tropical climate to tho cold
climnte or Montauk. Among the men are four
Cuban guides and a boy named Edward Car
bonell, who says that he is a son of Isidore
Carbonell, a banker of 59 Cedar street. New
York, and that he acted as Interpreter for the
expedition while It was with Oen. Gomes.
No troops have left here as yet to-day. A
sudden change in the plan of transportation for
the Twenty-fourth Inrantry (colored I kept tho
regiment In camp until late this afternoon,
when they struck their tents and marched
down to the dock with their baggage to await
the arrival of the Manitoba, which came Into
the harbor at 8 o'clock. The regiment
went on board the transport at once and
will sail eariy to-morrow morning. Batteries
G and H of the First Artillery and F or the
Fourth, which were also to go to-day. loaded
their horses and equipments on a train thla
afternoon, and will sleep In the cars to-night.
The train I scheduled to leave at 7 o'clock to
morrow morning,
i Oen. Wheeler learned from Quartermaster
Kimball to-day that the Ninth Cavalry will be
the next to leave, but tho time for Its departure
has not been set.
MOBIMKINQ THE D N. T.
Five Companies from Wlllets Point Rejoin
Headquarters at Davids Island.
Fobt Blocum, Sept. 23 The mobilization of
the Twenty-second Now York Volunteers was
begun this morning. Companies L. D, F, M
and G, under the command of Major O. D.
Russell, arrived here from Wlllets Point short
ly after noon and went into camp on the east
shore of the island. Every man was apparent
ly In perfect health and all seemed greatly
pleased at joining the regimental headquar
ters. The First Battalion, under Major W. B.
Hotchkln, which Is In garrison at Fort Schuy
ler, 1 under orders to reach here on Sunday
morning.
Col. Bartlett was in New York to-day. Adjt.
Treodwell said ho did not know the purpose of
the move. Some of the officers believe It
presages the mustering out of the regiment,
while others are confident that the move Is a
preparation for sending the Twenty-second to
Porto Blco.
Companies L. D. F and H form the Third
Battalion of the Twenty-second and are the
remnant of the old Thirteenth Regiment of
Brooklyn. While they have been at Wlllets
Point they have been directly under command
of Major Russell. Company O was detached
from the regiment and under the command of
Major John G. I). Knight, the engineer officer in
command of the post. Last night the officers
of the Third Battalion and of Company G pre
sented a loving cup to Major Knight at the
rooms of the Ofncers Club.
BIBCHABOBB FOB VOLVNTEERS.
An Order Becelved by Col. Wilder Under
Which a Lot of Hen May Leave at Onee.
This order from Adjt.-Oen. Corbln was re
ceived yesterday by Col. Wilder of the Four
teenth Begiment in Brooklyn :
' Commanding officer. FourtttnVi Rtffimfni. N. T. Vol.
Infantry. Armory, Eiijhlh avenue and FfUtnlk
llrcet. Brooklyn. S. T.:
"By direction of the Acting Secretary of War
you are informed that in volunteer regiments
ordered mustered out of the service but not
yet furloughed, discharge without furlough
when so desired will be granted to such men
of your organization whose homes are at a
considerable distance from the place of enrol
ment. In each cane physical examination of
the men will be made in accordance with the
requirement of General Order 124, A. 0. O. C.
8.. nnd.lie will be given a certificate of dis
charge and duplicate of final statement of ac
count of pay and clothing, Ac. Including
therein travel allowance prepared according
to the requirements of army regulations, in
dexed under head of 'final statement,' and the
facts recorded for notation on muster out roll.
Payment to these discharged soldiers will be
made by any paymaster under the provision of
paragraphs 1.382 to 1.388 army regulations.
By command of Major-Gen. Miles.
"II. C. Cobbin, Adjutant-General."
The regiment is to be mustered out on Oot.
17. Over 200 member live outside of Brook
lyn, and under this order they may get their
discharges at onoe.
HATS OBB TO BATTLE KLAOB.
Gen, Alger Bevtews tha Troops at Ilunta
vUla a-d Oets Some Golden Bod.
Huntbvim.e. Ala.. Sept. 23 Through a
throng of military personages a llttlo girl, the
child of a Confederate veteran, made her way
up the stone steps of the Huntsvllle Court
House to-day and presented to Secretary of
War Alger a bunch of golden rod. The troops
of Csmp Wheeler were psssing In review at
the time, but the Incident turned the attention
of the party temporarily from the soldiers lo
the child. i. ,
The Infantry came first In the review and the
oavalry followed. As the battle-torn colors of
the Tenth Infantry passed every head was un
covered. The flag was pierced by bullet and
torn by shell, and the remnant of the Tenth
boro It proudly ahead of them. The Fifth
Cavalry also possessed a battle-markod flag,
which was borne at the head of one squadron
of the command at Santiago.
Secretary Alger and his party left at 4 P. M.
for the ram p sf Annlston, Ala.
MEN OB TUB 47 TU QUIT CAMP.
Monday Was Fay Day aad lao Are Maw
Abfent Without Leave.
Nbwpobt. B. I.. Sept. 23. Ths Forty-seventh
New York Volunteers ware paid on Monday
last. As soon as the men got their money they
began to lesve town In squads, and to-night
there are 180 men absent without leave.
Chaplain Ireland baa gone to Fall Blver to try
to get some ofthe men to return. Theordara
for the regiment to goto Camp Black have been
revoked and winter supplies are being dis
tributed, which Indicates that It will be kept in
the service. .
Capts 'Fish, pf Company 0 and Jackson of
Company G have resigned and they left to
night for Hew York.
Tweoly-ttftli Infautry to Qo to Arlsona and
Mew Mexico.
Washimoton. Bept. 23. The Twenty-fifth
Infantry, now at Camp Wikoff. waa ordered to
day to proceed to posts in Arizona and New
Mexico to take the place of the Fiftaenth In
fantry, which has been ordered to HuuU
vfll. Ala. I
itoLlsiaWOIILDENTRAPUS.
MM WANT AIT. TUB NATIONS TO
WAT PBI1.1IT1SK STATIONS.
Invtta Twain All In. He Tells the Foreign
Office, aad They Will Bash to Beep 1'e
Oat-MIs Specific Plan Is to Give Coaling
Station to All Who Apply for Them.
WASHtNdTON. 8pt 23. Gen. Weyler has
sent a statement tothe Foreign Office In Madrid
outllr.lng the coarse which he savs should be
Pursued in the disposal of the Philippines. In
which he says:
"Tha Spanish Peace Commission will go to
Paris with a full knowledge and roeoanltlon
of the fact that at least the bay and city of
Manila are lit th hands of the Americans and
that they are In control no fat as that portion
of (he Philippines Is concerned. It Is also
well known, or at least it should bo at this time,
that the central province of the Island of
LuMon are practically controlled hy the Insur
gents, the followers of Agulnaldn, and that the
rest of the archipelago Is In tho undisputed
possession dfid control of Spain. In mv opin
ion by bravely sustaining ourselves in this
state of affairs our Peace Commllnner should
be able to secure ah agreement worthy of our
dignity and favorable to our own Interest.
The Island ape by no means lost to Spain, for
she exercise jurisdiction over the vast ma
jority of thorn, and that right should bo boldly
set forth snd maintained.
' It Is not wise ht this moment. In particular,
to attempt to subdue Agulnaldo and hi fol
lower hy force of arm. lnce by that mean
If would De made to appear that we had been
forced to subdue insurrectionist In the islands
and that Spain Is not in authority j moreover,
any attempts which Spain made to suppress
the Insurgents might lie baffled by the aid of
.he Americans either secretly or openly, and In
any event it would lead to the Impression that
we were not the masters of the archipelago.
"To mute any false step which would cost
any concessions or the loss of the Island of
Luzon would he the climax of many errors
which have been committed In our colonial
poMpy. Our Peace Commissioners should de
fend with all the energy at their command the
right of Spain to dispose as she may desire of
her loyal provinces in the Philippines. It
should be carefully guarded that there Is
nothing Inserted In the treaty of peaoe which
?y In any way prohibit or prevent Spain
rom ceding by sale or exchange any portion
of her territory In the Philippines to anv for
eign power. If Spain energetically defends
this right and at the name time convinces all
Europe thst really all of the powers should
have port nnd coaling stations in the Chinese
sees, and that they can acquire them in the
Philippine archipelago by dealing directly with
Spain, it will be one of the greatest triumphs
which can be accomplished by the Paris Peace
H mission, and one which will be of great
imatlo Importance and of vital interest to
n.
It Is unwise thst we should have In the Phil
ippines one foreign power alone : It would be dis
astrous to Spain to nave tho Americans in par
tial possession of Luzon, but there would be
no danger In having all the foreign powers in
possession ono would prevent the encroaoh
ment qf the other. Those of our possessions
In the Philippines whioh we shsll retain will
In the future prosper and remain tranquil un
der a new colonial policy which will De pro
mulgated and Carried out."
A BTABNINO TO CABTBLAB.
He It Informed That the Anarchists Intend
to Bill Him.
Speeiat Catte Dttpaldt lo Tsrs Bum,
Maobid, Sept. 23. Belter F.mlllo Castelar,
the well-known republican leader, has re
ceived an anonymous letter bearing the Lon
don postmark Informing him that he has been
selected as a victim by the Anarchists.
Oen. Toral. who surrendered Santiago to Oen.
Shatter, had an audience to-day with the Queen
Regent. Gen. Toral was not In uniform.
Setter Glron, Minister of the Colonies, says
he believes that the repatriation of the troops
In Cuba will be completed by the end of
October.
Oen. Pando, who recently returned to Spain
from Cuba, has addressed a letter to Oen.
Corres, Minister of War. thanking the Minister
for defending him in the Chamber of Deputies
against the accusation of a Deputy who alleged
that' Pando had appropriated a considerable
sum of public money to his own use. Gen.
Pandp says In his letter that he nevor was In
chnaSe of any State funds and adda that the
Minister of War and Captain-General Blanco
have an exact account of the moneys he ex
pended in Cuba.
The Cabinet at the council held last night
discussed the question of raising money with
whioh to cover the expense of bringing back to
Spain the Spanish troops in Cuba and Porto
Blco. It was represented that the sum of
100.000.000 pesetas (S19.300.000) would be re
quired for the purpose and an Issue of bonds
for that amount was proposed, but the matter
was hot settled.
THE EVACUATION Or CUBA.
It Is Mot Expected That Any Spanish Troops
Will I.enve Before Mov. 1.
Washington. Sept. 23. It was said on offi
cial authority to-night that the evacuation of
Cuba by the Spanish troops Is not likely to
begin before Nor. 1. Vory little communica
tion is had between the Government and the
Havana military commission, but from what
the Administration has learned it Is believed
that the negotiations will not have reached a
stage before the end of about five weeks when
the withdrawal of Spain's soldiers can begin,
and the first step In tho evacuation may be de
layed evon beyond that time.
The garrisoning of Cuban posts with Amer
ican troop Will not begin until the withdrawal
of the first Spanish troop is effected, and If
the evacuation is delayed as long a now seems
likely the serious problem of the health of our
army In Cuba during the rainy season will be
disposed or. The most healthful season will
begin in December, and troops can bo sent to
the island in that month with reasonable as
surance that no serious epidemic of disease will
follow. t
Acting Secretary Meiklejohn said to-nlgnt
thst the report published to-day that peremp
tory orders had been sent to the Havana Com
mission directing it to demand the instant
evacuation of Culm by tho Spanish military
forces was absolutely untrue. Theoommltslon
has plenary powers, he said, and It Is being al
lowed to proceed In Its own way and In Its own
time, under the original Instructions of the
President and the State Department.
BRYAN BBBS M'KINLBT AOAIN.
Tells a Frlead That He Intends to Stick to
Soldiering for Some Time.
Washington, Sept. 23. Col. William Jen
nings Brysn of the Third Nebraska Volunteers
snd Gov. Holcomb of that State made another
visit to the War Department this morning and
later called ut the While House. They arrived
there just after Secretary Gage, the sole repre
sentative of the Cabinet in tho city, arrived for
his semi-weekly official conference with the
President.
Tho conference between the President and
his Nebraska visitor lasted n little more than
an hour, and at Its conclusion Oov. Holcomb
said they bad talked with tho Presldeut over
s proposition to reduce the size of
the Nebraska regiments, so that the
sink snd married men could be mustered out.
l( nder the plan to reduce t he nam bor of volun
teers In the service to 100.000. Nebraska's
quota would bo about 1.131 men. The Flrat
Regiment, now at Manila, and the Third, at
Jacksonville, were recruited up to their full
strength of 1.320 men each, or a total of 2.052.
The Governor therefore suggested that the
strength of e0h company be reduced from the
maximum of lOtl unlisted men to 81. Till ho
thought would enable those In both regiments
who Were desirous nnd deserving of muster out
to go at onoe. The Second Keglment is now on
furlough, to be mustered out the middle of
October nnd some of its men wish to reenter
active service. It ws proposed by thn Gover
northst these men take the place of others in
the First and Third regiments who wish to re
turn to their homes.
The President took the matter under consid
eration and it will be referred to the War De
partment officials fur its decision. Col. Bryan
is oh a ten days' leave of absence. Gov. Hol
comb said that no application had been made
for mustering out Col. Bryan's regiment and
he denied the report that Col. Bryan would
resign from the service.
Qol Brysn did not leave the city to-night, hut
will probably uo so to-morrow. He spent the
night with friends. Oil. Bryan told a personal
frisnd to-day that he had authorized no one to
say that he would resign his commission, and
that he did not expect to leave tho service In
time to participate in the campaign.
Estrada Palma May Visit Cuba.
Nbwbubo, N. Y Sept. 23 Thomas Estrada
Palms, the Cuban Government representative
in this country, was here to-day and told a re
porter thst he did not Intend to go to Cuba to
the, Oen. Palma will shortly take a run down
to Cuba to look after bis property lntereste
tavara,
ABMT OBOKBS.
Kw Work for JWaay of ttvs Oaleers-Hoa-orahle
Dtseaertree Olvea.
Washington. Sept. 23-Col. Asa B. Carey.
Assistant Paymaater-Oeneral of Ihe army, has
been relieved from duty at Bt. Paul. Minn., and
ordered to report to the commanding General
of the Department of the Lskes at Chicago : as
signment to datr aa Chief Paymaster of the
Department of the Lakes. Major Boy D. Fry.
Brigade Surgeon, now at Camp Wikoff. has
been directed to proceed to Jacksonville. Fie..
for ssslgnmcnt to duty In tha Seventh Army
Corps.
In the srmy ordere nubllslied to-day by the
War Department Brlg.-Gen. Wallace F. Ban
dolph Is detailed s chief mustering officer for
the Htato of New York with headquarters In
New York dtv. The following officers sre de
tailed to sst him at the place mentioned:
Major Charles A. Coolldge. Seventh Infantry.
Now York: Cat. Elbrldge it. Hills. Fifth Artil
lery, snd Capt. William Leeriter, Slxteentn
United State Infantry, New York: Cspt.
James K. Brett. Twenty-fourth Infantry.
Brooklyn: First Lieut. John J. O'Connell.
Twenty-first Infantry. Buffalo.
These other army orders were also Issued :
Col. I.nther R. Mara. First Tsxaa Volunteer Cavalry
(Captain Seventh Oavalry 1. 1" aasignnd aa rM-r mus
tering nflner for the Hlate of Texas, with ttition in
Austin, and tha following named offtr 'te aa asiist
anta: Onl ..Charles R, Rlche. rirat United State Vol
unteer Infsntrr (Captain Corpa of Rnainesra I'nllod
Htatra Arinyi. at ttelveaton: Major lleatimont H.
Buck, Flrat Tsxaa Volnntaer Infantry (First Lieuten
ant Hlsteanth t'nlte.l Mate Infantry), st Dalla:
Capt. Robert H. Patterson, First United SUtea Artil
lery, at Ran Antonio; First Lieut, ctnuuh Overton,
First Cavalry, a' (istvcatnn. Lteut.-Col. F.raaruiia M.
Weaver, Jr., r'if ih Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
(Captain First United Htites Artillery, la aa
slirnert ss chief mustering officer for the State
of Maaaachuaetts, with aiatlon In Boston, sad
the following named officer a assistants- FiSat
Llent. Clint 0. llrarn, Reventh United States Artil
lery, snd Flrat Lieut, Oliver Kdwarna. F.lcrenth
United States Infantry, at Siuth Fraiuingham.
Llant.CoI. Frank De L. Carrlngton. Eighth California
Volunteer Infantry (Captain Flrat Infantry i. Is as
signed aa chief mustering officer for tho Rlatea of
Oregon and Washington, with etstlon at Portland,
On., and tha following-named omrarsaa assistants:
Capt. Henry F. Kendall. Kighth (Tatted Rtatea Cav
alry, at Portland, and Capt. Frank Taylor, Four
teenth United State Infantry, at Vanronver Barrack.
Capt. William P. Williams, Assistant Quartermaster
United Htatea Volunteera. will relieve Major William
Williams aa Commissary of R'lbsiatenee and Acting
Assistant Quartermaster on thn steamer Chester st
New York. Tha following cbangsi In the atatlona
snd duties of officer of tha Corpa of Kngineera are
ordered: Major Solomon W. Roeaaler. from Wlllets
Point, X. Y., to Portland, Us.: Major Richard L.
Uoxle, from Portland to Washington for duty aa F,n-
Jlnaer Beoretary of th Llichthona Board: Capt.
ohn Mlllls, from duty aa Engineer Secretary of tlie
Lighthouse Board to Wlllets Point, If. Y..
for duty with tho battalion of Engineers and at
the United State. Engineer School; Capt. Jamas C.
Banford, upon tha completion of work In the field
pertaining to the wagon road between Fort Wash
akie and Jaexson Lake, to Sioux City, la. relieving
Capt. Frederic V. Abbot: Capt. William W. Harts, to
Portland, Ore., relieving Major Walter L. Flak; Capt.
Oeorgsw. CkMthsla, from dnty upon the atari of
Major-Gen. John R. Brooke, to Weat Point. Capt.
John A. Baldwin. Ninth United Rtatea Infantry, la
relieved from duty with the National Onard of Ari
zona Territory and will proceed to Madison Barrack.
N. V., and Join his regiment. Tha following volun
teer offlcera are honorably discharged, their services
being no longer needed: Capt. Irvine Mather,
Second Regiment United States Inrantry; Capt
Albert Gilbert, Jr., Assistant Quartermaster;
Cspt. Jacob M. Longneeker, Additional Pay
master; Cspt. William W. Staatham, Commis
sary of Buhalstence; Second Meat. Richard
B. Woodford, Eighth Regiment. United States Infan
try; Chaplain Carle It. llsnka. Tenth Ohio Infantry;
Capt. John Kelly, Tint Rhode Island Infantry.
Major George A. smith. Brigade Rnrgeon; Second
Llent. John Q. Tllaon. Biith Regiment, United Rtatas
Infantry: Chaplain Benjamin W. Arnett, Jr., Eighth
United Rtatea Infantry. Major John M. G. Wood
bury, Ohlef Surgeon united State Volunteera. now
in New York otty, will proceed to Camp Wikoff for
assignment to duty.
NAT AT. ORDERS.
Assignments of Offlcera to Mew Duties
Honorable Discharges from tbe Service.
WABHiitoTow. Bept. 23. These naval orders
have been issued :
Rurgeon J. If. Edgar, from the Panther, home and
wait orderat Lieut. C. J. Bouah, to the Yankee; Lieut.
J. Hubbard, from tha Yankee, home and wait oniera;
Lieut. F. G. Sawyer, from ths Fern to the Yosomlte;
Lieut. N. Sargent, from the Yoaemits, home and
wait orders; Naval Cadet H. T. Wright, from tha
Texsa to the Yankee; Naval Cadet J. Holltgan, Jr.,
from th Brooklyn to tha Sxntee; Psssed Assistant
Engineer C. N. Offlny, from ths Oregon, home and
three months' sick leave; Ensign R. I. Curtis, from
tha Waap to the afaaaacbuMtta; Ensign 0. E. Gilpin,
to the Helena; Rnaum R. R. Belknap, from thn
Helen to the Indiana; Lieut. R. M. Doyle,
from tha Dixie to the Puritan; Lieut.
A, M. Knight, from tha Puritan to tha Naval
Academy: Passed Assistant Engineer L. W. Wooater
(retired), from the Michigan to tbe naval recruiting
rendezvous In Chicago; Lieut. C. E. Fitch, from the
Starling to home; Assistant Pay master F. E. Payne,
ordered home and to aattla accounta; Lieut. It.
Walterman, from the navy yard, Boaton, to home;
Lieut. W. G. Ford, from tha Sylvia to home with ona
month's sick leave; Llent. C. H. Brlgham. from the
practice statlen to home and resignation accepted.
These officers who were commissioned for the
war have been honorably discharged from the
naval service:
Lieut. T. I. Hedge, Lieut, (junior grade) D. M.
Goodridge, Ensign D. Chase, Assistant Burgeon O. T.
Smith and Passed Assistant Paymaster H. E. Hinaley.
WAR INVESTIGATION COMMISSION.
Gen, A. MeD. MeCook to Serve Col. Sexton
Commends Gen. Alger.
Washington, Sept. 23. The namo of Major
Gen. Alexander McDowell MeCook. retired,
waa added to-day to the commission to Investi
gate the army management. The selection of
Gen. MeCook was credited to Senator Piatt,
who told the President yesterday he knew an
ezcollent man for the plaoe. He Is one of the
famous " Fighting McCooks." and went through
the civil war with conspicuous gallantry. Mr.
Thomas Llvermoro of Boston, whose accept
ance of the President' invitation to become a
member was erroneously stated the other day,
declined. This leaves the membership at pres
ent seven.
Several members are in the city preparatory
to the assembling of the commission, among
them Col. J. A. Sexton of Chicago. Commander-in-Chief
of the O. A. B. In the course of a long
interview this evening Col. Sexton said:
" The work of the commission will be diffi
cult nnd unpleasant. It will be a cose of you
aro damned If you do and damned if you don't.
I would rather be relieved from the commis
sion, but as the President requested me to
serve I will do so.
"Secretary Alger's statements in defense of
himself and the head of the bureau of hi de
partment may have been unpopular and 111
advised, but I believe them true, nevertheless.
Perhaps there was some mismanagement In
tho handling of suoh a large army of untrained
men. but most of the charges against the ad
ministration of Secretary Alger are rot, pure
and simple. I believe the people after a sec
ond thought will realize that they have treated
Secretary Alger unjustly. If we had had tbe
enterprising journalist during the four years
of the civil war that wo have now. the same
ntate of affairs. If not worse, would have been
found to exist.
"Secretary Alger recently said that many
deaths among tbe volunteers had resulted from
homesickness. A great many people laughed
at that, but I believe It. 1 was a victim myself
of that melancholy ailment during the civil
war, and lean state that It Is enough to kill
anyone. Hod the volunteers who enlisted to
fight Spain recalled Gen. Sherman's famous
words, they would have known that war was
hell, and that its hardships, and not a picnic,
confronted them."
An Informal conference of Oen. Dodge of New
York. ex-Gov. Woodbury of Vermont and Col.
Sexton regarding the work of the commission
was held to-night.
The declination of Dr. Keen of Philadelphia
to become a member of tha commission Is an
nounced. Capt. Evan P. Howell of Atlanta, a member
". ."'." commission, reached Washington at
midnight.
French Prise Ship Here.
The French steamship Ollnde Bodrlgues,
which was captured by the United States
cruiser Now Orleans while attempting to run
the blockade of San Juan. Porto Blco. arrived
h,er I,,te.rJ'y. tTVu. Charleston In charge of
United Mates Marshal Sllgh. A prise crew took
her from San Juan to Charleston. It will be de
cided here whether or not tho steamship Is a
1B.',.'matS,pr,r,? . The csse will not be tried
until tho New Orleans arrives here.
Eat in Haste
And suffer at leisure,. When your abused
stomach can no longer cheerfully and
properly perform its duties, a fow doses of
Hood's Barsaparllla are like fresh water to
a withorod plant Thia medicine tones the
stomach, restore digestive strength, cre
ates an appetlto, and. with a little rare In
tllel, the putlent is soon again in perfect
health. Try It and you'll believe in It.
Hood's mSm
Is America's Greatest Medicine.
states rUmauaeoxuKtpajto 2SwJtssV
In the Newest Designs' T
of Fashion j
Fancy Worsted and Cheviot I
Suits HQ to 26
Whipcord and Covert ,
Top-Coats HO to $30
Include silk. lined.
Dark Grey & Black Worsted
Fall Overcoats $9 to $35
Include silk lined.
All of the most finished
workmanship.
Derby Hats, $3.
New inapti in Neckwear. 50c, $ J ox $1.50.
Medium Under wear, i, $.50, 52 & $2.59
a garment.
HACKETT, CARHARX
& CO.,
I Cor. 13th St., I
Broadway, Cor. Oannl St., rff
pIFuTf J
SHOE CO. 1
&& Union Square "fc1
AaBWaTJaW 1
A special sale of choice selected lots
of Men's Shoes, including samples of JLt
new Fall lines.
Goods actually worth 84. CM) and a
8A.OO a pair not to mention a few
90. OO grades to be sold at
$3.00 a Pair!
This selection includes Men's Patent
Calf Shoes of the well-known Hevte
stock Willow Calf, Russets and Black,
Box Calf heavy-soled Storm Shoes ana
fine Calf Dress Shoes.
Everything alrirtly reliable and from
third to a half under regular pricea.
pLINrS pINE pURNITURB
PIANO STOOLS I
(Mahogany finish),
$3.50.
45 West S3d Street.
TBLI.OW FEVER PATIENT DBAO.
The Others Who Came on the Sesaranea
Are Well, and Will Moon Be Released.
'The Government transport SeBUrana, whioh
came from Santiago to Montauk Point with
sick soldiers and one case of yellow fever -sa-V
aboard, and was then sent to Quarantine in
this harbor, will be released to-day.
E. Isaacs ot Macon. Ga.. the patient who waa
HI of yellow fever, diod at 5:30 P. M. yesterdaf
in the hospital at Swinburne Island. The other
twenty patients who wore sent to 8winlurn
Island wore convalescents who had been suffer" a
inff from malarial lever. They are all dome m
well. The balance of her passengers, who
were sent to Hoffman's Island, were all well
yesterday, but they will not be released until
Tuesday. Meantime, all their clothing aua M
other effects are being disinfected. W
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NAVY YARD NOTES. 1
The Tag Traffic floes for Ammunition fee? fl
the Oregon and Iowa.
The collier Celtic, which is to accompany tha
battleships Oregon and Iowa on the trip t) .
Manila, Is taking on stores at ths navy yard. ,B
Three members of the crew of the yacht
Vixen were brought up from Tompkinsvills) Jt
yesterday and transferred to the Naval Hos BM
pltal.
The tug Traffic went to Fort Lafayette Tester H
day for fresh ammunition for the Oregon and
Iowa.
Funeral of Lieut. BobertS, 71st X. T. T.
Llent. Alfred O. Roberts of Company Ik
Seventy-first New York Volunteers, who dls4
on Tuesday In the hospital at Camp Wikoff. fl
waa burled yesterday with military honors fl
from Ills parents' residence at Sandford plaoa
and Sherman avenue, Jersey City. Services
were held In the Second United 1'resbyterlaa
Church In Bowers street, the Rev. James
Parker, the .pastor, officiating. The church waa .-
orowded. Col. Kopper. Major Keck snd th SJfjj
officers of Company F were present. A firing BB
squad in charge of Hergt. McDermott fired tha
salute over the grave in Machpelati Cemetery, mW
North Bergen. M
Work of Soldiers' Comfort Committee aa
Communlpaw. rM
The branch of the Soldiers' Comfort Commit fl
tee at the New Jersey Central Railroad depot fl
In Commuulpawhas been doing excellent work fl
alnoe the brunch was established on Sept. 9. The)
work Is in charge of Mrs. W. h. Jones of Brooks
Irn Heights, who Is assisted by Mrs. J. Alexan
der Currle ot Greenville and a corps of volun
teers, among whom are the Misses Currle, Mrs.
Charles Limeburner, Mrs. Irwin, Miss Simp
son. Miss Karle. Miss Phillips, and Miss Tillla
Wyraan. The committee haa furnished re
freshments to 2.500 soldiers since Sept. 0.
Soldiers aad Sailors Who Came Home oa fl
the Carlbbae.
On the steamship Carlbbae. whioh arrived
yestordsy from St. Tbomaa and other West
India Islands, were Lieut. Wardman of Gen.
Brooke's staff. Lieut. Stephen B. Elklna, Jr..
Assistant Burgeon F. S. Fielder of the United
States cruiser Cincinnati. Naval Cadets J. H.
Comfort, J. G. Church. J. F. Hellweg. F. D,
Barlen. A H. Bplllman. and A. B. Keating, and
four aick ssllors, all of the Cincinnati, who will
be sent to the hospital at the na . y yard.
Soldier Deaths la Porto Kloo. fl
WiSHiNOTOM. Sept. 23. This cable msasacs
was reoelved at the War Department this after
noon:
,.,,, , ., PocE. Sept. 22. isea
Admtanl-Grnrral, H'oatntn.'
Deaths. 22d, six : huigt. Lenten M. Dlnamors,
Company L, Sixteenth Pennsylvania: Private
f William C Duulop, Company L. Fourth Qhiot ft
rlvste Albeit l: Schmidt, Cainiistiy L, HlxUt AA
llinols; Privuto George 8. Olt, Company Tt A
First Kentucky: Corporal Charles M. Genjjnvt Jsaa
ware. Company M. Fourth Pennsylvania. aJToji asaal
typhoid. Private Christ Hellls, Company B flB
Third Illinois, remittent malarial fever m flfll
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