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MW THE SUN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1898.
MOUNTED CtJBAK POLICE. 0ttf. woova pt.ax worn evAMtuvm HAHTio momma. ft. re.lres te Take tbe Best Onbaa 11-1, Pnt Each Dotaebaaent Tfn-faT fit ill ,f an Am.rkM, aa F-elfee the Con aaered Territory wtlh Tbena luH age's Tnlr-tv School Will Track Kagllsb and American HJetory Th Archbishop. racial OaMd PmiW a T Sen Biirr iaoo p Cuba. Sept 20. Can. Wood, the Military Governor of Santiago, la formulating a Ian lor tho establishment of a mounted polloe force for service In the Interior of the provinc. Theforo will be organised on linen almllarto those on which the Borates of Mexico are oon iiltnii"! In hla communication to the Wash ington authoriti concerning hla plan Oen. Wood will recommend that Cubans who haTe voluntarily aurrendcred their arms and irk -i .wlcdged American authority In the terrl torr rciinniered from the Spaniards ha em ploycd on the force. Onlr the moat energetic men "f this kind, who stand well with their Cuban officers and have good mora) characters , will be selected as rural police. The men will be miulrcd to undergo physical and mental examination, and must be skilled In handling is, rearms. T he best or the Cuban officers, many of whom hive come Into Santiago during the past fort night without money or means of subsistence. th result of three years' campaigning In the O.m.i. will receive subordinate commands, suoh as Pub-Lieutenants. First Lieutenants, Ser geants and Corporals. It is understood that Col. Duncan Robert Hood of the Second Immunes wilt command the rural polloe. Col. Hood. In spite of his youth, has proved himself to be an energetic and capable officer. Hla regiment, which has garrisoned the eltyof Santiago since early In August, has been relieved of that arduous duty and has been sent to camp in the San Luis highlands, eighteen miles from the city. The health of the regiment will Improve greatlyln the sanitary camp on the San Luis plateau. The pay of the men of the rural police will be the same as that of the regular United States soldiers. The pay of the subordinate officers has not yet been definitely fixed. All the de tails for the organization and mobilization of the force have been arranged. The men will be distributed In detachments throughout the territory under the jurisdiction of Gen. Wood. The plan Is to have an Amerioanofflosr in com mand of each detachment. Gen. Wood Is determined to maintain parfeet order In the conquered territory, and to pro tact the lives and property of citizens in even the most remote parts. He will not tolerate Interference with workmen on plantations or In the mines by members of the so-called Cuban army or others. The rural police will be armed with carbines, machetes and re volvers. The men Gen. Wood purposes to select for the guard understand the country and the people. Gen. Wood believes that with rigid American discipline ha can in a short time have a highly efficient force in the service. The committee of forty prominent citizens of Santiago, who ware requested by Gen. Wood to recommend nine men for appointment as a provisional school board, to-day submitted (ha names of Federioo Bey. Sabas Menesses, Pablo Bory, Felipe Bartman. Manuel Portuondo Bar eelo, Julian Parreno. Joaquin Temayo, An tonio Bravo and Antonio Qulntano. Gen. Wood will require that the teachers reoommended by this board shall be fully indorsed and stand an examination before a competent oommlttee. Thirty schools will be opened In the olty of Santiago on next Monday. The salaries of the teachers have been fixed at flguree consider ably below what ware paid under the Spanish Government. All the municipal schools will be free, and the city will furnish books. Every facility will be afforded to Op ban parents for the eduoatlon of their ohildren. The school ' L system jrJa .embody only the bast fsaturfa of a the old Spanish scheme. The general lines of m the American plan will be followed. Seoterlan- i Ism will be entirely eliminated, and the study I of the English language and American history fl ' will be Included in the course. Gen. Wood is munh disappointed that the l j i school system cannot be extended immediately to towns in the province like Banco, Guanta- namo. El Cristo, Ban Juan, and Begun de Tanamo. which are held by American troops. I J There are a thousand ohildren in these places j anxious to begin the full course. Many f am - 7 Hies hare applied for permission to send theh I children to Santiago to take advantage of the 1 j schools here, hut the permission could not be I I granted because the Santiago sohoolawillbe I overcrowded. I i The Commissioners recommended by the committee of forty were formally appointed by Gen. Lawton to-day. 1 One hundred prominent residents of San tiago to-day signed an urgent appeal to Prasl- I dent McKlnley asking him to recommend to the Vatican the appointment of Or. Louis Mus- I :' teller to the Arehbishoprlo of Santiago, made ' j vacant by the resignation several days ago of Archbishop Saenz de Urturl y Crespo. Gen. ivV'ood has unofficially Indorsed Dr. Mustelier. Prominent Catholics here have received word from Rome that the resignation of Archbishop Saenz de Urturl will be accepted aa soon aa Cardinal Bampolla. the Papal Secretary of State, has selected a man to take his place. Ill They learn that Cardinal Bampolla wants to I appoint an Italian Cardinal, but such an ap pointment would not be popular here. jk Dr. Mustelier was formerly a canon of the I I Santiago Cathedral and professor of theology at St. Basil Seminary. He Is a man of wealth. , ' and was a contributor to the Cuban revolutlon- Uary fund, for which he was forced to flee the country In June. 1805. He spent three years in Mexico and the United States studying the parochial school systems in those countries. He told The Bun correspondent that be would Institute a similar system here if he was ap pointed Archbishop. He proposes to change the system of education completely, and teach the pupils professions and trades that will be useful In the changed conditions In Cuba. The old educational system wss principally orna mental in its character. Dr. Mustelier is intimate ly acquainted with the affairs of the Church In Cuba. He says that the Church is not only to pay its prelates, priests, and teachers, but can contribute large sums toward the main tenance of the Government. He laughed when told that Archbishop Saenz de Urturl had ap " 'o Gen. Wood for $18,000 salary. He said he salary of the Archbishop was out isly large, and that the plaoe was worth 16.000, the same salary thst was paid hbishops In Spain. The Church property as large grants from the State and also bequests from the estates of devout ere. Thousands of dollars' worth of b property has. it Is said, been carried to by priests who have left since the arrival Americans, plaints on this subject have been made authorities, and a close watch will In the i be kept on the Church belongings. Dr. Mustelier examined his own reel after his return three days ago be found verythlng valuable and portable had been d away. The place had been looted of srare. glassware. bric-a-brao and fins ngs. Articles of furniture that could not rled away were smashed. Musteller's friends want a reoommenda roin the United States for his appoint to go by cable to intercept the Italian ap neiit if possible. He says that he has the rt of Cardinal Gibbons and Archbishop d and other Church dignitaries in the 1 States. His friends also believe that .an swing the Influence of Mgr. Mar in his favor. Archbishop Saena ds If prruma non grata with the Ou and Americans alike. He published Jlar at the beginning of the war branding nerieans as nineteenth century barbarl lg. and thieves and the Cuban Insur es cowards. Perhaps he had forgotten itter when h applied for his salary and asked Oen. Wood to let his mail go lb the Post Ofttoe unstamped. IsKemwsr completed the oreA-'wmmmmmkmkwkwm .. .. --- ttoa of the SanUsanrortOtte. Twwi ty-aix tad letter boxes, bearing the letter " U. S. It." have been placed In Important part of th olty. Two carriers, old employees of the Span ish department, have been re-employed and at delivering the mail in the business district The carrier system will be ex tended gradually. Sines th resumption of the coastwise trad th Post Office is handling mall to and from all part of Cuba as wU aa th United States. Th money order business amount to $1,800 day. Mr. Kempner haa received three wagon, which h us in de spatching mall to th steamship and in col lecting from the letter boxes. The only soldier. In the olty sow at two bat talions of th Fifth Regular Infantry. Th maintenance of order I almost solely In th hands of th civil police fore, which haa been thoroughly reorganised. Th only sentinels On duty sre at th palace, the offices of th North American Trust Company, and th gov rnmsnt docks. Two deaths from acute dysentery occurred In th First Battalion of th Fifth Regiment yesterday. Otherwise the health of the man is good. The regiment has lost ten man alto gether alnee Its arrival her. Most of th slok ness among the men was brought from Tampa. Many of the men belonging to th battalions of Major Swain and Boatmen have contracted malaria and stomach troubles in their unsani tary camp on th water front During hla service in th city L1eut-0oL H. T. Grubbs had an attack of yellow fever. Th disease was of a mild type, however, and he was confined to hla bed only fir days. He is now entirely well. chaxokb iw ram xatt. Orders Aflantlng Office ra Who Ware Trom lnent la tbe War. Washiwoton. Sept 26. Lieut. Alexander Sharp. Jr.. who commanded the little gunboat Vixen, ha been detached from that vessel and ordered to the Naval Academy. Lieutenant Commander J. O. Wilson has been assigned to command th Vixen in Lieut Sharp's place. Lieut G. H. Norman. Jr.. ha been detached from the Gloucester and ordered home. He was the officer to whom Admiral Cer vera sur rendered. Lieut Norman was a volunteer, commissioned for th war only, and will prob ably be mustered out. Commander J. O. Eaton has been assigned to additional duty with Admiral Sampson In con nection with the Evacuation Commission. Be Is th commander of th Resolute, In which the Evacuation Commission went to Havana, and th order announced to-day makes him amem ber of Admiral Sampson's staff. Lieut E. D. Bosttok. who saw service on th Machla and th Massachusetts during the war. has been detached from the Massachusetts and ordered to Washington for examination for retirement After the examination he will go home and wait orders. Lieutenant-Commander N. E. Nile ha been detached from the command of the Pisoateg.ua and assigned to the Norfolk Navy Yard. These naval orders have also been issued: Llentenant-Commander B. M. O. Brown r are, from the Norfolk Navy Tard to home. Ghlaf Eniinee C. Audreda, to duty aa a member af th Board of Inspection and Bnrvey, Washington. Assistant Xnginsar K. D. Uasbrouck. from the Bdndla to the Puritan. Passed Aealiiaut Engine D. Bltohle. from th Badger to the Norfolk navy Yard Assistant Knjdnwr W. A. Gordon, from the New Tork Navy Tard to the Norfolk Navy Yard. Assistant Paymaster B. Coffin, from the Alexander home sad wait orders. Passed Assistant engineer T. Neueon, eider de taching Cram the Celtic aad to the Taxes revoked. Passed Assistant Knglneer F. S. Tarry, to the Prairie. Chief Engineer O. H. Ball, from the Prairie to the Glacier. Passed Assistant Engine W. D. Weavar. from the Glacier bom. Passed Assistant Engineer W. 8. Aldrlch. from the Tulcan to noma. Naval Cadet R. B. Craaey. from the Brooklyn to bom a. These officers, who were commissioned for th war. have been honorably discharged from the naval service: Lieut. H. B. Grossman. Lieut (Junior grade) Wil liam B. Franklin. Ensign C. E. Lawton, Ensign L. E. Marie, Ensign J. J. Leery. Passed Assistant burgeon R. P. O'Seil and Assistant Engineer W. H. Touchstone. bickxess ix porto bsco armt. Gen. Brooke Tblnke Return af Reglxnenta Would Mot Mo Advisable. Waskibotok. Sept 36. The War Department last week observed the publlo comment and orlticlsms in regard to the condition of th troop in Porto Rico to th extent of asking Gen. Brook for leome definite Information on th subject He was asked to Inform the depart ment particularly in regard to the report that insufficient food had been supplied and that the alokneae had lnoreasod to an alarming ex tent. Th reply of Gen. Brook was received late last night, and was mad public by th War Department to-day. This I Gen. Brooke' despatch: "Poif OB. Sept 25. 1898, " JilutantOtntral, WotMnftaa: "Cable regarding sickness and want of ra tions received. That there are sick is a fact A small proportion are bad oases, but there has been no want of food. The last report gives total of sick 2.509100 typhoid and 498 malarial fever; 297 diarrhoea; other diseases. 1.314; percentage. 23. Think return of regi ments now here would not be advisable, as others coming would have to go through sams acclimating condition. WouldTadvise that cer tain sick be sent home whose recovery would doubtless be qulokened. If regiments are sent to take the plaoe of those now here, special at tention should be given to selecting those un der good discipline and having full quota of officers. By this means men may be con trolled Jand sanitary precauti ns enforced in the small detachments whloh necessarily must be made. Bbookb. Msjor-General." It is probable that the Administration will take Gen. Brooke's advice regarding the with drawal of regiments now in Porto Rico. No regiments will be ordered home at present, but it ib probable that sick leave for long periods will be granted to many of the men whose re covery from iilnesa would evidently be hastened by a sojourn In the United Htates. DKAD ARMY OFFICERS. Bodies to Be Sent Where Relatives Desire at Government Expense. Washington, Sept 26. This order In regard to the remains of army officers has been Issued by command of Major-Gen. Miles : " The remains of officers killed In action or who died when on duty in the field or at mili tary Iposts. or when travelling under orders will be Inclosed In coffins, and unless claimed by relatives or friends will be transported by the Quartermaster's Department to the near est military post or national cemetery, or. if so desired by their relatives, to their homes for burial. The expense of transporting the re mains Is payable from the appropriation for army transportation or from funds especially appropriated for that purpose. Other expenses of burial are llmiUid to $75. If burled at the placo of death, the fact will be reported to the Adjutant-General of the army." Convalescent Soldiers Cared For a Myaek. Ntacx. Sept 28. The Home for Convales cents.undertbe charge of the Nyaok auxiliary of the Woman's War Relief Association established through the effort of Miss Helen M. Gould, has taken twenty convalescent soldiers, among whom jam Mvwral who have seen hard servloe. Frederick Danlelaou of the Seventeenth Regu lars is one of them. He was shot through the stomach by a Spanish bullet at Santiago and Is Setting wall, Thomas J. Fink of the Tenth egulars. who was wounded In the leg st San tiago. Is also here. The convalescent soldiers here are well cared for by membersof the most prominent families in town. Exaggerated Reports of Sickness at Manila. Washington. Sept 26 This telegram from Major-Gen. Otis, commanding the American forces In the Philippines, dated Manila. Sept. 20, was received at the War Department to-day : Understsnd reporters send exaggeratcrl ao oount of sickness. Total in hospital to-day. highest of any day. 620: typhoid fever patients. v.. all doing well and mostly convalescent About 1.200 excused from duty, inoitly slight ailments, showing conditions (sir for this lati tude. Nineteen deaths from disease this mouth ; -'3 in August." Prairie's Crew Home to Be Mustered Out. Boston, Bept 26.-The crew of the auxiliary cruiser Prairie, composed of Massachusetts naval militia, arrived here to-dsy to be mus tered out of servloe. Every on of the 115 "rtwJn f X ! and not a slok man was left behind On the wsy to the navy yard they passed the Btate House, and were reviewed by Gov. Vi oluott. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxalite browo (Jululne Tablets. All diiuitiaU ii-fta-LftK--a-M SPAIN WANTS HIS DUST. m oir or etuevmava aaatoraa ar oan . blaxco. The la. If Havana Really Ha tne Banes ef She Oraat Admiral. WMah. Kits Oa aalage Ponies Grant geeraay Observed walls tba Re alns Ware Being Part tn a Bam far Reasaval te Mmata A Meeting at Mataasae Declare far Independence. AVerfal Oasis Pasass l. Tn , Havana. Sept. 36, At 8 o'clock this morning the remains of th great Admiral, Christopher Columbus. were removed from the sarcophagus in th Cathedral and placed in a specially con structed box. In whloh they will be conveyed to Spain. Th box was looked and sealed with much formality. The ceremony took plaoe be hind closed door. No on was allowed to enter the Cathedral after 8 o'clock. with the exception of Captain-General Blanco. Gen. Arolss. th Military Governor: Seflor Castro, the Civil Governor, and Seflor Galves, the President of th Autonomist Government At 11 :90 o'clock Gen. Blanco returned to the palace. Th people of Santo Domingo, who assart that the remains of Columbus rest tn the cathe dral there, will surely make a noise about th seoreoy that marked th ceremony hen to-day. There was a big crowd outside the cathedral, but their eager curiosity to gat a gll mpse of th remains of the great discoverer waa not grati fied. Though the olergy here supports th contention that the true remains were placed In th Havana Cathedral, many Catholics believe that they are in Santo Domingo, be cause the Catholics of that Island are support ing a petition that has been laid before th Pop, praying that Columbus be mad a saint La Lurha remarks that this Is the fourth trip the remains have made since they were trans ferred from Valladolld to Seville. In 1513. The newspapers here to-day say that Gen. Blanco, oom plying with th request of th Spanish Commission, and in view of th hu manitarian purpose of th Comal's trip, will al low that steamer to land her cargo at Matansaa tM of duty. Three note that were received late on Satur day from the Spanish Commission, will be an swered by the Americans as soon as Gen. Wade and Secretary Gould get back from Key West on the Resolute. They are expected this evening or to-morrow morning. There 1 much com ment regarding the departure of Gen. Wade. th people refusing to believe that he went away to enjoy the sea breeres or to have a aea oath In waters lea polluted than those near Havana. On report ha it that Gen. Wade went to Key West to communicate with Washington on grave matter, though It Is known that th commission cables from her vary day in cipher. According to La Xveres, Mansanfllo will be evacuated before Out 7. The Spanish troops will not embark for Spain at that plaoe, but will be concentrated at other ports. A large meeting was held st Matanzaa yes terday, and resolution were adopted favoring Independence. It was decided to send a mes sage to President McKlnley declaring that a majority of the inhabitants of Hatanxas favor a Cuban republic. Committee were appointed to secure signatures to a document to this effect. The partisans of the Government of the Re public of Cuba are Indignant with Oallxto Oar da on account of his repeated advice to the Oubans to lay down their arms, and for this reason they obarge him with being an annexa tionist Many of his friends want him to com to Havana and lead a great movement in favor of the United State and In defence of the com mercial interests and prosperity of the country. A Santiago correspondent writes to a local paper here that the American administration there 1 rotten and abusive. The municipal ity, he sava. Is deprived of all Income, the money being sent to the Treasury at Washing ton. The American officials arc insolent The sanitary situation la awful. Poverty and sick ness are spreading; throughout the province. In word, the correspondent says that the Ameri cans have betrayed the people of Cuba. Mr. H. H Miller of Minneapolis. Minn., was burled here to-day. He died yesterday of yel low fever sit th private hospital. PuriaimaOon oepclon. He came here to sell a cargo of jerked beef, bought by him and his partner, a man named Brown, at Key West Brown also died of yellow fever a few day ago. Both arrived late In August on th American bark Mary land. ABUT ORDBBX Velnnteer Offlnri Honorably EMaebargaaV Surgeon Huldekoper's Order. Washington. Sept 26. The following offi cers have been honorably discharged: Major 3eorge Cook. Chief Burgeon. United States Vol unteers: Cant Joseph E. WlUard. Third Regi ment Virginia Infantry ; Second Lieut. Howard W. Throckmorton, Fourth United States In fantry; Major Thomas 0. Hummers, surgeon Seoond Tennessee Volunteer Infantry an dUlrig ade Burgeon and irst Lieut Charles L. Ger ould. Forty-seventh New York Infantry. Brlg.-Gsn. Chambers McKibbin. U. S. V., Is relieved from duty with the Fifth Army Corps and will proceed to Camp Meade, Hiddletown, Pa., and report in person to the commanding General, Second Army Corps, for assignment to the command of a brigade in the First Division of that corps. Lieut-Col. John B. McDonald. First Ala bama Volunteer Infantry, and First Lieu tenant Tenth United States Cavalry, has been appointed chief mustering officer for the State of Alabama, with station in Montgomery, with the following named officers as his assistants: Capt. Magnus O. Hollis. Fourth United States Infantry, at Montgomery: First Lieut. George W. Van Deusen. First United Htates Artillery. at Birmingham. The army orders published to-day contain a paragraph announcing that "Lieut-Col. Rush Huldekoper, Chief Surgeon, United Htates Vol unteers, Is relieved from further duty with United States troops tn Potto Klco and will re pair to this city and report in person to the Hurgeon-Oeneral of the army." Oeu. Corbln says the order was made at the request of Hurgeon-Oeneral Hternberg, and he supposes that upon Col..Huldekooer'e arrival he will offer hla Mslgnation. The acting Secretary of War has ordered that it least two medical officers shall always be eft on duty with each volunteer regiment, in cluding the surgeon with the rank of Major, and four hospital tents and field furniture to equip them for a regimental hospital will be al lowed for eaoh regiment. Metropolitan Railway Thanked by the Seventy-first Veterans. Lieut-Col. Charles F. Homer. Chairman of the Relief Committee of the Seventy-first Regi ment Veteran Association, has sent the follow ing letter to Mr. H. H. Vreeland. President of the Metropolitan Railway Company: "MxDiabSib: lam formally requested by the Veteran Association of the Seventy-Ant Regiment to convey to you their keen sense of appreciation and thslr heartfelt thanks tor th greet servloe rendered to the sick and enfee bled Seventy-first Regiment by your company upon their return to this olty. and their grati tude to the officers and men for their kind and efficient efforts to aid our almost helpless men. A number ol these men that your company aided have since died, but your kind aeslst sneo will long be remumberea by the survivors. as well as th members of the Veteran Association." The Maria Teresa to Be Towed North. Washington. Sept 26. An official report on the raising of the Spanish flagship Infanta Maria Teresa has been received at the Navy Department from Capt O. F. Goodrloh of the cruiser Newark. The Teresa I now at Guan tiiuamo. where she will b put in condition to be towed to tho United States, either to Brook lyn or Norfolk. Her machinery will be taken apart and cleaned, and she will be thoroughly overhauled. Naval officers think that the Teresa will become a very serviceable ship, de spite her long submersion lu the salt waters of the Caribbean. Navy Tard Notes. Th auxiliary cruiser Panther, which arrived at the navy yard from Boston on Sunday. I to be dismantled and returned to her owners. The supply ship Celtic after having ber bot tom oleaned in the Erio Basin dry dock, was brought hai-k to the yard yesterday. The httitlt'sliipa Oregou and Iowa will not. It !fi S?otli tf"rf.1il!j,r iPHL K9V In the dlnoiien et Manila Uiorath olots g to week, AJtarr nrramnAToma aramr. A Twe Hoars' Hiialoa Behind Glased Doers Outlining Plans for the Tnonlry. WabT oton. Sept. 28 The War Investi gating Committee held a session lasting- two hours to-day behind closed doors. Rvsry member of th commission wss present In cluding Dr. Conner of Cincinnati, th ninth member chosen, who arrived in Washington this morning. The meeting began at 10 o'clock. Dr. Conner having visited th White Rous for a brief preliminary conference with th President. No Information was given to th press in regard to the meeting, except th announcement after the commission ad journed tor th day that th time was occu pied with outlining plans for ths work in hand and the supplementary statement that a let ter would be addressed soon to the heads of th several bureaus to be Investigated, calling on them tor certain facte in their possession. It 1 expected that these letters will be so framed s to b. in effect a call tor practically all of the documentary evidence in th possession of th Quartermaster-General's, Surgeon-General's and Subsistence departments. All of the despatches on file in those bureaus will be subjected to the scrutiny of the commission, so far as they have any bearing on the alleged abuses In administration. The members of the commission assert that the Investigation 1 not In the strict sense of the term a seoMt one. but that the proceed ing will not be publlo. at least at present. Gen. Dodge, the Chairman, said that an offi cial statement would b given to tho press to morrow in regard to the plan of work, and that probably conies of the letters sddresssd to trie heads of bureaus calling for lu formation would be furnished. . . Beginning to-morrow the sessions of the commission will be held in the Imon build ing, which is on New Tork avenue a short dis tance southwest of the Btate. War and Navy building. A large room has been reserved there, and smaller . adjoining rooms have been provided for the clerical force and for the file. Plans have also been made for tem porarily establishing the Military Informa tion Bureau of the War Department In the Lemon building, so that the commission miiv be promptly and conveniently assisted in Its work. The Lemon building Is so near the War Department that quick communication by messenger is possible between the two place. It Is probable that the examination of witnesses will not begin for some time. The documentary evidence will be thoroughly ex amined, after which the commission will summon such officers of the army and suoh officials of the War Department as msy b able to give information pertinent to the in vestigation. Whether the oommlttee will visit army camps and military posts has not bean absolutely decided, but it Is probable that suoh will be the case. The committee will consider certain letters which have lately been received from person in various capacities who claim to have in formation In their possession regarding the subject matter of the pending Investigation. Great discretion will be exercised in consider ing these letters, however, and care will be observed to summon from among the writers only such witnesses as appear to nave definite and trustworthy facts In their possession. ? mined from actual knowledge and observa lon. The committee will hold two sessions dally, the first from 10 to 12:30 o'clock and the sec ond from 2 until 4 o'clock. FORTABVK A KMT HOSPITAL. Surgeon-General's Scheme to Provide Gaod Winter Accommodations for the Slok. For the past month protests against keeping sick soldiers longer to tent hospitals have been pouring Into the Burgeon-General's office. Gen. Sternberg believes that he ha hit upon a scheme tor winter quarters for the army's sick whloh will make all the Invalid soldiers com fortable. His scheme provides for the purchase of sixty portable hospital pavilions. Five of these will be set up at Washington Barracks, fire at Fort Hamilton and fifty are to be set up at a plaoe or places to be designated later. Bids for furnishing the portable hospitals were opened at the Deputy Quartermaster's office in the Army building yesterday. The Iron Cottage Company bid $1,895 eaoh for the build ings to be et up at Washington Barracks and Fort Hamilton and for the fifty to be delivered to Ool. Kimball and to be set up later. $1,696. The bidders agree to furnish two buildings u week. The American Patent Portable House Manufacturing Company bid $1,610.47 eaoh for the whole lot, or in lots of ten or more, with $61 extra for each overfloor and $4.60 extra for delivering those to be set up at Washington Barracks, delivery to begin one month after award Is made. Ryan, McFarren A Co. bid ffi3,780 for the whole lot, ready for shipment: 1,000 extra for setting up at Fort Hamilton and Washington Barracks, the buildings to be delivered sixty days after the award Is made. Each building Is to be 10 feet 3 Inches wide and 121 feet long, built tn sections, and will accommodate about fifty patients. Each build ing must be set on cedsr posts eighteen Inches above the ground. The floor must be of matched' North Carolina pine, covered with a layer of heavy felt building paper, this to be covered with a second floor of quarter-sawed Georgia pine, finished with paraffins. The roof of each building is to be covered with eight-ounce canvas and each building will ac commodate forty patients. Some at least of the fifty to be held in re serve at the New Tork depot will be sent to Cuba and Porto Rico. The specifications stipu late that the ones sent to those countries shall be provided with single floors. It was said yesterday that bids for a much larger number of these portable hospitals will probably be In vited within a few days, the Intention of the medical department being to fix upon some place In about the latitude of Washington for a large winter hospital. MARK MOZOXra WAR TROPHIF.S. Among Other Things He Has What He Says Is the Municipal Flog of Santiago. A tall, sinewy, grizzled man about 60 yean old. carrying a valise and three heavy canvas-covered bundles, came Into the Ship News office yesterday afternoon and an nounced that he had been just released from Hoffman Island, where he had been landed from the transport Beguranca on Thursday. He and his fellow voyagers were all from San tiago. The man wore a soldier's blue uni form with yellow leggings. He said he was Mark Molony. a veteran of the civil war. and. until his discharge at Snntlago. a packer In the Fifth Artny Corps. An array officer who cme up with the pack er on the Hegiiranc,!! said that Mark Molony hod told the truth. The officer auto said that Uncle Bam might have something to say to Mark about a bit of bunting in one of bis canvas bundles, which the officer declares Is the munli-mul flag of Santiago. Mark cheer fully admitted that he hod the flag, several machetes, a complete Spanish counterfeiter's outfit (with a lot of bogus pesetas), an ancient Cuban war club, the gold spectacles of a dead Spanish officer, and many other me mentos of the war. Mark Is from Arizona, and has a breezy, far Western way of talking. When he was asked. Ironically, why he didu t get a few more things, he answered : "Well, I took all I could carry. If I could have carried more I would have taken It" IOWA'S ONF-ARME1) MARIXK. Morale, Who Was Wounded at San Jxum, Looking for a Job as Watchman. John Merkle. a marine on the battleship Iowa, whose right arm was shattered by a shell at the shelling of the Sen Juan forts early In the war with Spain, is an applicant for a place as watchman In some on of the publlo build ings at Washington. He has passed the regu lar departmental examination before the United Htates Civil Servloe Board In the Fed eral building here, and his papers haye been sent to the department in Wssbingtou for ap proval. He lost his arm. Found That Missing Soldier Was Dead. It was established yosterday that W. F. Ches terfield, or W. F. Hortor, whose brother. J. F. Barter, sent a letter of Inquiry to Ool. Amos 8. Kimball. Deputy Quartermaster-General, on Saturday. Is dead. Chesterfield, who was 23 years old. belonged to Company E. Fourth Pennsylvania Regiment fourteen of whose members were reported missing a week ago. He was taken to Ht. Peter's Hospital. In Brook lyn, from Camp Wlkoff. on Aug. 20. and died of tropical fever on Aug. 20. lie was buried at the Government's expense In Cypress Hills Cemetery. He was delirious for some time be fore he died, but In one of his lucid momenta he mentioned the name of a sister and said that she lived in Lancaster, N. f. Col. Kimball sent the above Information to the dead soldier's brother yesterday. Comnedore Higaineon's Assignment WasBib oton. Sept. 38. Commodore F. J. Hlgglnson will be assigned to duty as Presi dent of the Lighthouse Board, succeeding to th vaoaucy caused by the assignment of Ad miral (then Commodore) Schley to the com mand of the flying suuadion. Naval officers say that Admiral Schley may be assigned a President of the Naval Examining Board when fhe tooum bent Rear Admiral! thaws, is M- r aW"wi MwsVV flVa"Ha - -aaGB-f t JsB 0flr BaUAaaaj BBS aa BBS aaana -eat THE BUFFALO FOR MANILA. aaa r omosmd to jonr ahmtmai, vmwar's naar. May Os by th Sues Caeal Rente aad Will Carry a Detail of Blna)aekata-Tb Bat tleship Oregon and Iowa Are Kxpeeted te Sail tar Manila aa Saturday Next. Was jotoh. Sept. 26.-0rdr have been Issued by th Navy Department for the ail ing from th Brooklyn Navy Tard on Oct S of th orulser Buffalo, whloh will go. a told In Th Bub to-day, to join Admiral Dewey's fleet at Manila. Contrary to the general be lief in naval circles, Commander Hemphill of the Buffalo will probably be directed to pro seed to hi destination by the Suez Canal rout Instead of by way of the Strait of Magellan and Honolulu. This qusstlonthas not been defi nitely settled, but the Indications to-day were that the Sue route would be followed, be cause it Is shorter and safer. The naval powers that be. while not going to the extent of admitting that ths Buffalo has been as signed to the Aslatlo squadron, practically confirm that (act in the statement that the Buf falo la just the kind of vessel to oary a detail of bluejackets from th United States to Ma nila, where they are needed on th American hips. This detail has bean arranged and the men ar waiting for tho department to decide the rather embarrassing problem of how to get them to Manila without great ex-Dense. From what was learned to-day It Is appar ent that the Buffalo's trip Is In a measure at tributable to the desire of the naval authori ties to get men to Dewey as soon as possible. There are SCO men lu the detail, and they are to take the planes of bluejackets at Manila who are 111 or whose terms of enlistment have ex pired. It was said at the Navy Department to-day that an Idea of how little significance there was In sending the Buffalo to Manila could be obtained from the knowledge thut be would be ordered to return to the United State without delay, bringing with her the men of Dewey's fleet who are on slok leave or discharged from the service. Whether or not this alleged intention is embodied in the or ders to be sent to Commander Hemphill Is something thst cannot be learned, but even If It be true that Commander Hemphill will get direction to start on the return trip from Manila when he has taken on board the slok and discharged bluejackets, orders can be changed by telegraph after he gets to the Philippines and Admiral Dewey will retain the cruiser. The reserve of the naval administration In giving any Information about the Buffalo to newspapers is born of the fear that the Span ish Government may protest that th United Htates is violating the spirit and letter of the existing armistice by increasing its strength In the Philippines. Press despatches from Madrid say that a protest of that character is being prepared by the Spanish Ministry. Just what rights the Spaniards have in the matter have never been determined. This Government haa not brought the question to an issue. It is said that President McKlnley holds that the United Btates has the right to send troops and vessels to sny places which are under the Star and Stripes. This In cludes Manila olty, bay and harbor, whloh cams Into possession of the American au thorities through agreement entered into in the peace protocol and by conquest. It has been asserted that this Government. In order to avoid any friction over the sending of rein forcements to Manila, recently sounded the Spanish authorities on the subject and met with a cordial response to Its suggestion, the Spaniards being anxious to have the United Btates give adequate protection to their Inter ests against the Insurgents pending the nego tiation of the treaty of pence. But the over tures of the United States were informal, and did not admit any right of the Spaniards to obieot to the sending of American reinforce ments. It is certain that, whatever the action of tho Spanish Ministry tn the ense of the Buf falo, that vessel will sail for Manila some time next month. She has been thoroughly over hauled and is In better condition than she ever was since she became a warship. This was the date set for the departure of the battleships Oregon and Iowa from Brook lyn for Manila by way of the Straits of Ma gellan and Honolulu. The fact that they did not sail Is explained at the Kavy Department bv the statement that they are not ready for the extremely lohlt voyage. It was said bv an official In authority this afternoon that the two battleships would sail from Brooklyn about tho end of the week, probably oh Sat urday. An Illustration of the earnest desire of the Government to have the Oregon and the Iowa get away as soon as possible was given In a report received lu the Navy De partment to-day about the dooklng of the sup ply ship Celtic, which will accompany the bat tleship to Manila. Although it was not a regular working day. the Celtlo was taken to the Erie Basin, docked there and painted, and came out of dock this morning ready for her 18,000-mile journey. This la the best rec ord for hurry work that ha ever been made by the department. first saw jaaaar aoma. Crowds Turn Oat in Newark to Welcome the Troops Back. The First Regiment New Jersey Volunteers. returned to Newark yesterday afternoon from Sea Girt upon a furlough of thirty days. In preparation for the regiment's march to its armory Broad street for nearly two miles was cleared of street cars and vehicles and the curb line was roped upon each side with a wire cable. Hundreds of buildings were decorated with flags and streamers, and at least 35,000 men, women, and ohildren crowded the walks or filled the windows and roofs along the way. The soldiers were escorted by eight veteran posts, an Italian rifle company, and the mem bers of the First Troop, who had in their ranks three rough riders. At the City Hall the parade was reviewed by Mayor Seymour. Mgr. Donne, the Rev. Dwlght Galloupe and a oommitteo of citizens and city 'officials. Mounted police led the pro cession and the whole police force was dis tributed on the line of march, keeping people from breaking through the lines. Tho first of tho three train sections which took the soldiers to Newark contained a Pull man car. in which were fifteen sick men. They were attended by MrB. A. F. K. Martin and her trained nurses. Miss Marvin and Miss Lewis. Ambulances and coaches were ready upon the arrival of the train, and six of the sick men were sent to Newark hospitals, while others were taken to their homes. One man. Private Dickson, was suffering with pneu monia and waa sent to Ht. Barnabas's Hospital. All the others were typhoid patients In various stages of convalescence. THM WAR BOX US. 1bo,41,000 Paid Into the Treasury on Ac count of Subscriptions. Washington. Sept. 26. With the $200,000 received by tho Treasury to-day on account of subscriptions to tho new bonds the amount paid in so far on the issue reaches $1H5,413.000. Of the remaining $14,587,000 of the war loan nearly $7,000,000 Is yet to be paid on the In stallments now coming in day by day. some $2,500,000 nro held in aheynnce. owing to fail ure to pay the Installments when dun. and about $5,000,000 of the bonds are under Inves tigation for irregularities of subscription. It Is probable that a large proportion of tho last named will eventually be awarded to the next subscribers on the list Some Troop A Men to Keap Their Horses. Thirty-six of the horses ridden by members of Troop A. New Tork Volunteer Cavalry. In Porto Rico were shipped to Bt. Asaph. Vs.. yes terday afternoon. The rest of the horses used by the troop are here. Some of the command told Capt Bttdgely that they would like to keep -their horses, and the Captain asked the War Department to grant the request If possible. Accordingly a board of appraisers was appointed to fix a price for tho horses now here, and the troopers may then buy them. Slok Soldier Found on Coney Island Beaoh. Private Herman Hubocher of Company M. Ninth Regiment. New York Volunteers, was found on the beach at Coney Island yoBterduy afternoon suffering with typhoid fever and ex haustion. He was removed to tho Kings Oounty Hospital. Women's War Belief Reception to Mrs. V. B. Grant. The Woman's War Belief Aasoclation will stive a reception toJr. U. 8. Grant In the grand parlor of the Windsor Hotel this morn lng at 11 o clock. m royal a v Absolutely Pure. E$(9 Bads ftsai Pars uraai Citasi SSBawsfJB -rrfTJ '''4 ' Ul. $ !J. $1oane j Beg to Call Attention to Their New Department: INTERIOR DECORATIONS, i WALL PAPERS, 1 SPECIAL DESIGN FURNITURE. Schemes, suggestions, and designs by special artists for all kinds of inUrU decorations and furnishings submitted upon application. The latest novelties in Brocades, Damasks, and Tapestries, suitable for Draperit, Wall and Furniture coverings. Our line of Lace and Sash Curtains comprises the new styles NINOIf.TBh ANON, and CLEMERY. Also Renaissance, Point Arabe and all the medium grades), Broadway $ m Street . a shootixo at camp wiaorr. Trooper Twlaby of the Tenth Cavalry Killed by Comrade. Camp Wutorr, Montavk Poimt, N. T, Sept. 26. James P. Twlsby. a private of Company F. Tenth Cavalry, died In the regimental hos pital this morning from the effects of a bullet from a revolver, which entered the email of hi back and passad through his body. Th shooting was done by Lindsay P. Holt of Troop F. Tenth Cavalry, the blacksmith of ths troop. The Quarrel between the men was due to a Spanish coin worth about $5 which Holt hod In his possession. He said he bought It from a soldier who got it In Santiago. On Saturday afternoon Twlsby passed Holt's tent and Holt'showed him the coin. Twlaby at one claimed It and accused the blaoksmlth of stealing It Hot words passed, and a fight would have resulted had the men not been separated by others. Early yesterday even ing Twlsby again visited Holt. The other men were cleaning horse, so that ths men were alone. According to Holt' statement Twlsby again asserted that; the coin had been stolen from blm and threatened to kill the blacksmith If It were not given uo. Holt or dered him out of tho tent and a scuffle lot lowed. Holt broke away and rushing Into I the tent of a non-commissioned officer next door seized a revolver and turned on Twlsby, who had followed him. Twlsby then turned and run. Holt fired st him as ho ran. and the first shot took effect In the small of his back. Twlsby fell. As he did so. Holt fired again twice, one shot entering his thigh and the other breaking his left jawbone. The shoot ing attracted men from the picket line, and they seized Holt, who was making on attempt to escape. He was looked In the guardhouse and Twlsby was removed to tho hospital. He died at 6:30 A. M. Gen. Wheeler left oampnt 11:15 o'clock this morning. He will remain In New York one day and then go to West Point. Hs said he ?ixpeotedto be in Washington on Saturday, and rom there will go to Hnntsvllle, Ala., where he Will take command of the new oavalry camp. Gen. Wheeler's secretary, Mr. Wilson, was very HI with malarial fever when he left with the General, and the latter was very much dis turbed about his condition. The Ninth Cavalry will leave to-morrow morning for Fort Grant, Arizona. Gen. Hhafter said to-day that the other troops would leave as fast as transportation could be pro vided. Fifty men from the general hospital left this morning on the hospital train for New York. Thirty others went away on furloughs and fifteen left In the yacht Red Cross. Major Ira Brown of the hospital corps said to-day that more patients would leave to-morrow, and he hopes to have all away by Oct. 15. Gen. Shatter says, however, that this will be im possible, as fifty men are in a bad condition. He says he will be satisfied It the camp la abandoned by 'No v. 1. Edmund C Hallowell. a private of the Eighth Infantry, died of typhoid fever In the detention hospital. There are now 102 pa tients in this hospital, but It Is expected that about halt ot this number will be sent away this week. I.IOHTXIXO KILLS A rOLUXTKRR. A Tent Struck at Camp Meade The xOSd New York's Slok List Decreasing. Habbisbtjbo. Pa.. Bept 26. During a storm this evening Private Benjamin Derlouinerot Company M. Tenth Ohio, was struck by light ning and instantly killed at Camp Meade. He was detailed with a comrade to guard a tent, and when the storm broke both men sought shelter Inside. They had scarcely got Inside when the tent was struck by lightning. Der loulner's comrade was a stunned. First Lieut Martin Chase, Quartermaster of the 203d Now York, has been promoted to be Captain of Company F, vice Capt. Klein, re signed. First Lieut. Murray of Company E has been appointed regimental Quartermaster. The regiment will be Isolated on account of the development of so many cases of typhoid fever In it and new tents will be furnished to th command. An officer said to-night that the sick list ot the 203d was now rapidly decreas ing and thst the worst was over. It seems that tho Ninth Ohio Battalion of colored troops will not be merged with the Fif teenth Pennsylvania after all. Corporal R. W. Johnson of the Engineer Corps died ut the Red Cross Hospital this morning ot typhoid fever. Yesterday Corporal August Foss, also of the Engineer ( orps. died ot the same disease. As the Engineer Corps was the first detnehmont to reach Camp Meade, an Investigation will be made as to the origin of the cases. Both men were students at the University ot Nobmska TVCATAK IX itO.T SAXTI tao. With the Seguranca She Will Be Returned to tbe Ward Una To-Day. The United States transport Yucatan. Capt. Robertson, with 134 passengers from Santiago, arrived here yesterday morning. The major ity of tho passengers were nurses, stevedores, and laborers. Three of the passengers. Major H. B. Money. Fifth United States Infantry (im munes); Lieut C. F. Pollard, Assistant Bur geon. U. 8. V., and Private Arthur J. Wagsrs, Company D. Thirty-third Michigan, were ill with malaria and were sent to Roosevelt Hos pital. Major Money Is a son of United States Senator Money ot Mississippi, who went down to meet the Yucatan at Quarantine on tbe Gov ernment boat lieu Meigs. The Yucatan will be returned to-day to the Ward line, from which she was chartered. The transport Hogurancu.slsochurtored from the Ward line, which came up from Santiago a fw days ago with one oase ot yellow fever and fifteen other aupiiosed cases, was released from Hiiui'uiitiuu yesterday and proceeded to tho 'aril line pier. Hhe will be released to her owners to-duy. The fifteen patients who wers held for observation at Swinburne Island will be released to-day and takou to tbe Long Island College Hospital. 8EXATOR M'EXKRV OX OUR POLICY. Be Would Make Cuba, l'orto Rico and the Philippines Helf-Oovernlng. Nbw Oiii.k inn. Sept. 20. United States Sen aator 8. D. McEnery of Louisiana reached Now Orleans lost night from Virginia, where he has been spending his vacation, and declared him self opposed to n policy of expansion. "Wo do not want the Philippines." he said. "Wo have uo use for them. We might be able to use a coaling station there; that Is all. Bo fares I am able to ludgr. l'orto liico stands lu relation to the l'nited State-, Justus Cuba docs. We do not want Cuba, and we do not want Portq BlOO. I think that the l'nited States should retain iiossession of l'orto Rico long enough to insure n stable government there. The Congress of I lie United Htates has put it self on record regarding Cuba, and Porto ltioo should occupy precisely tlm same attitude. 'lie- Government should hold pos4e.gioti of the Philippines no loncer than to set that law and older weio established nud would be main tained. How long the Philippines should re main tn possession of Ihu United Htates Gov ernment is a question not easy to answer. As yut we know practically nothing about the Isl ands or tho inlisbituntH of the Islands. It may not take long to get everything in good run ning order, and it may take years." Iava of Absence for (Jan. I.ee. J.m hhoNvn i.k. Klu.. Sept. 26. Gen. I.ee. in command of tbe Seventh Corps, will leave for Virginia to-morrow morning for a two-weeks' leave of absence. Gen. Lee has been some what InaUpoaed for a week or two and would have gone before now had he hot desired to meet Secretary of War Alger, who came yester-gAJjr-to M$IM ab team avA hOeplUl hr, j Sale of Ladies' Muslin Underwear. Cambric Drawers, Umbrella shape. 35c.,5oc.,75c.&$i.25 Cambric Gowns, Different styles, 98c., $1.25 and li.75 Cambric Chemises, Trimmed with lace or embroidery. 9Sc and $1.25. Cambric Skirts, 98c., $1.25, $1.50 and $1.95. Eider Down Bath Gowns, Trimmed with satin ribbon. S4-8S. Black and Changeable Silk Skirts, Lor d& Toy lor Broadway & 20tb St, COMMUTATIOX OP RATION. Claims of Soldiers for 1.00 Per Day Whit Travelling to Their Homes on Furlough. Wasbinoton, Sept. 26. Contusion having; arisen In the Subsistence Department la re-.! gord to the commutation of travel ration by volunteer Commissaries in the army, the Wag' Department has Issued this order: "Claims of soldiers alleging failure on their part to receive at initial points of journey th commutation ot rations at $1.50 per day white travelling to their homea on furloughs, granted under General Orders No. 114, Aug. 9, 1868. from this office, will be forwarded to th) Commissary-General of Subsistence, aooom- panied (A) by the furlough or (B) by a statement of the name of the disbursing; officer who took tin the furlough and) ''paid commutation of rations thereon alt 25 cents per day. Claims thus presented will be transmitted by the Commissary-General of Bubsistence to the Auditor of the War Depart. meiit, with a statement ot the names of the disbursing Commissaries In the neighborhood! of the initial points of the journeys. In ordetfl that examination may be made by the Audltof ' of the accounts of those Commissaries, and th accuracy of the claim of failure to receive th I commutation verhled before settlement by him. Claims for such commutation alleging? loss of furlough will not be entertained." SKXATOB srwr.Li.s box ill. I. lent. Robert Newell Ha Symptoms Typhoid Contracted at Camp Wlkoff. Capr Hay. X. J.. Sept. 26. Lieut. Boom' Bewell. a son of United States Senatotf' Sewoll of this Btate. who has been acting aa Assistant Adjutant-General, with th rank of! Captain, on the staff ot Gen. Young at Camp I Wikoff. Hontauk Point. L I., cams her ill with what physicians believe Is typhoid tevai yesterday alter noon. He grew worse, and thla afternoon he was taken to the horn of hlsV father lu Camden in his father's private ear. i . 'a SCALES COVERED -a Head of Six Months' Old Baby' They Would Peel Off Taking The Hair with Them. Doctor &. Remedies Did No Good Tried Cutioura. Hair Grew and, Now No Traoe of Eozema. a My baby was about six weeks old when th top of her bead became covered with thick scales, which would peel and come off, taking the hair with It. It would soon form agate and Iw aa bad as before. I tried several tblaga and then went to the doctor. He said It was Kczema and prescribed an ointment, which did not do any good. A friend spoke of Co ticl'BA Soap. I tried it and read on tba wrappur about Cu ticiiia (ointment -ass rem edy for Eczema. I bought a box and washed her head in warm water and CiTlocaA Soaf aad gently combed the scale off. They dial . not com back, and her hair grew out aaa ami thick. She Is now a year and a half old ami ha ho trace of Ecttma. You hav lay permission to publish my letter. Itrs.C. W. BCItOKoS, " Feb. 21, 'M. WS Warren St., Bridgeport, Oooav O-rici i Bausons aapaU alia u-nslatlbls fens a taaiasn. aiusaa, aad all haviBf U tart of chUdrta. To saaw Uxalaalafls aspticaUoa vtll afltd laMaatiattsf, arnalt ml and siasp, aad potal lo s spasd sat I lb SMSt ail-arias aad akljurlo j al sin and seals dbaaaaa, alUi lass plhstr. aad not tnuar lar-ii Ulubillay oar-laky. LBBr ros Bsis-ToaTiaro B-.tia asp Bast rea TlaiB Bursals la a warm balk villi Cuircuaa Sear. audaalngtaapBllcalKM- of Cr o i i ' islsiist) iaalaaj af cmotlaoa. asd ssia cuts. Ow'ternaa.aaaas' " lfc0 a . -Jaawatj8wTO!taBn .rilgiHaaJ, .i a jra-v---.! warn, ljiK.j. -..--r