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4 THE SUN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1893.
f: WAR OFFICE DEFENDED. Ivbns. Bor.vro.v AND 1KB kef-orb rtrjc commission or inquiry. atolh Generals TMtlfjr That If Camp Ar rangement Went Infective, ftriaarte and Regimental Commander Were R pnnalhl Gxn. i.e Snya Rattan ami nppllrs Wore Abundant nnd Promptly ITiirnlstirrt Kir.pl Whn tha Fxpedltlon tn Cuba nnd I'orlo Itleo Were Fitting Out Warhivoton, Oct. 6. Another day of Inquiry by tho War Investigating Commission haa paused, and no evidence haa yet developed con Tlctlng the Administration of mismanagement of the war wlth8paln. The testimony of two witnesses was concluded this afternoon, and either of thorn Indicated whllo under exam ination that there was any just cause for critl elslng the action of the War Department offi cials or of tho Tresldent. Brlg.-Gen. Henry V. Boynton and Major-Gen. Fitzhugh Lee testified to-day. They told about tho conduct of their commands and camps, tha commissary arrangements, the Quartermas ter' departments and the Hospital Corps. Gen. Boynton said that the War Department was not to blame If oamp nrrangomenta were defective, and held that brigade and regl montal commanders were responsible. Gen. Lee gave similar tostlmony. and showed how In somo camps In his oorps the percentage of illness was vory slight, while in other roglmenta the number of sick was about a hundred. Gen. Boynton said that there was no reasona ble ground for criticising tho food furnished the man at Camp Thomas, in Chlckamaoga Park, and Gen l.ee said that he believed tha army ration in his camps to be abundant. Both officers aaid that the fresh beef was in good condition, with the exception of outer edges of large pieces that had been exposed to tha sun. Even then. Gen. Boynton said, regimental offi cers could have had it exchanged If they had so desired. Gen. Boynton roplied to certain criticisms of Camp Thomas and explained how they ware without foundation. In a similar way Gan. Lee answored charges against his camp at Jacksonville, and both mon gave the same con clusions, but In n different manner. Gen. Boynton said that it troubled him to reply with patience to some stories, but when a partic ularly violent communication was read to Gen. J.oo he laughed in surprise. He could not understand how tho camp at Jacksonville could bo so maligned. That a writer should I say the food received by his men was filthy ha ooold not comprehend ; in fact, when Gov. Baaver had finished reading the communica tion Gen. Leo asked. Incredulously. "Is that my camp?" Gen. Boynton Indicated the amount of cre dence to be placed in the charges of Chaplain James Dooley. who had characterized Camp Thomas as " a holl on earth." by referring to a tatement made by Dooley that there were 0.000 sink soldiers In the hospitals. Gen. Boynton made, a personal investigation and found that Father Dooloy had exaggerated tho number by S.700. Thon he bolloved that the failure of tha regimental officers to koep their camps In elaan condition was due to the laok of oppor tunity for oflloors from civil life to learn how to properly conduct camps. The management of the oamp at Jacksonville waa described by Gen. Lee. and while he had some suggestions to make, yet he willingly stated that no one case had come to his atten tion where any man had suffered or died of starvation or other oause through tha neglect of the War Department. When the commission meets to-morrow Gen. Greene, who has recently returned from Manila, will be called to give his tostlmony. and will ba followed by Col. Lee. who was under Gen. iloynton at Camp Thomas, Chick amanga Park. At 10:30 tha examination of Gen. H. V. Boynton regarding the condition of affairs at Camp Thomas was resumed. "If camp arrangements were defective," asked Gov. Beaver, "who was responsible?" "The brigade and regimental commanders," Gen. Ilovnton replied. Inquiry was made about the reports con cerning the camps of the Eighth and Ninth New York regiments, especially as to the qual ity of the food, coffee being served green, and vegetables, chiefly potatoes and onlons.spolled. Gen. Boynton said that all the coffee he hod seen was roasted. As to the matter of food, in whatever shape they put it there was no reasonable ground for the sritloism. The beef come in refrigerator cars of the same kind that brings beef to Washington. He never heard but two complaints regarding supplies of meat and there never was a time when such hcof as had spoiled could not have been exchanged for good beef if the officers had known how to do It. Regarding the camps of the Eighth and Ninth New York, Gon. Boynton said he per sonally examined that of tho Eighth after Burgeon-General Terry had described it as "inde cent and filthy." "It waa just as alean as this room, gentlemen," said Gen. Boynton. "Sur geon Terry had said in tho New York Herald that the camp was in the open field exposed to the sun. That was just the place the officers had selected for it. As to these stories, espe cially about tho food, it troubles inc to speak with patience." A statement was read by Gen. Dodge from Fat her James Dooley. Chaplain, saying that t lie camp at Chlckatnaiiga l'ark was u perfect hell on earth. War would have been u paradise compared with the condition of Camp Thomas. JJen died under the trees for want of water, le said, and men had typhoid fever for days without receiving medical attention, no one even taking their temperature. Only a dozen hospital attendants wore provided for f m men. Everything about the camp was badlv managed. Of the food, he said, but one word would describe it rotten. 'I do not care to take issue with tho Chap Jain," responded Gen. Iloynton. "Father Dooley hail a tent tn our headquarters yurd and he spent most of his time there. lather Daly, another Chaplain, was with him. They tola these stories to me and at first I was in clined to put some trust in them. But inves tigations I made myself soon made me lose faith In them. Their stories would make all the dime novels in the world uninteresting. If the Chaplains saw the things described no one else saw them." Gen. Boynton said that on one occasion, when the army was expected to be ordered to Cuba, he asked Father Dooloy how many man he supposed would lie left behind on aocount of sickness. He answered 0.000. "I looked up the sick list for that date," said Gen. Boynton, "and found the total number report ed sick in camp to bo 2,500 In quarters and in hospital." A similar statement to that of Father Dooley's, sent to Wen. Dodge by Major Milo B. Want of Kansas City, was read to Gen. Boyn ton. Of this he suid: "It could not be more exaggerated In the English language. I am not acquainted with any other." The witness bore testimony to tho efficiency of Gen. Brooke us a commander and discipli narian, and said that no suggestion looking to the i in pi o vi-1, i -nt of tin- sanitary condition of the omit ! v,;is ncr avoided nr ignored py him ; and as long n lie remained in command the condition or tho camp was better than later In Its history. Much of tho spreuil of the typhoid fever was due to tho swarms of llit-s that pre vailed in tlic camp. Hitting from company touts and iness tents to the sinks, thut in many eases were exposed and locuted near to the camps. In this ho ugrt-cd with the medi cal hoard .ipi.iiniii.il by Burgeon-General Sternberg to investigate the cause and spread of typhoid fever in the various camps. Hail tha repiesentatiom made bv medical officers regarding the necessity of changing the sinks and other salutary precautions been observed, in accordance with orders issued, the fever outbreak would have linen much loss virulent. In his opinion. A colloquy ensued between Gen. Iloynton and Dr. Connor as io the location of responsi bility for failure to observe these representa tions. ifii. Iloynton ...i I it lay with the regi mental, brigade ami division commanders. Ha explained, however, that he did not desire to criticise oflloors who eamo Into the anny Iron) on II life "ion aie all veterans, gentlemen, ' ho said, and know that there is much for a civilian to Warn whun he comea into the army.' Later Gen. Boynton was asLeil bv Cart. Howell regarding the quality ami condition of the foisl supplied to tho troops, which brought from the witue.-u. this tribute to tin- Southern soldier, with which In- closed his itateuiout: 'No Bouthern soldier or officer cvor spoke of the supplies furnished the array excepl toex prcsshis wonder nud surprise thm the Govern Ht I inent had been aide to get together such a vast quantity and In wildenng variety Hud the soldiers at I amp 'I nomas l-c-n all b'nutn. era men. this coniuiiuiou would have had nothing to do 11-. ur a- that catnii ivuu con cerned. The commibsion t!i;i took ttraeasa, Gan. Fitzhugh l.ee appeared before the com- I ( ' mission upon the resumption of tha Inquiry this afternoon. He said he did not object to being sworn, and aftor taking the oath ex plained his rank and the location of his camps. He sala he had one division of troops at Tampa, which was afterward transferred to Gen. (Vp plngar'a corps. "I had vary little information as to how the commands were supplied with Quarto rm aster and other snprllaa at Tampa, as Gen. Shatter was In command." ..... "How about your being supplied at Jack sonville?" , . . . , "Mr command was supplied by order from Washington." "How, br rail or water?" "By rail principally." . Gen. Ie snid he had no complaint to make about the supplies furnished his corps. "Hol dlers are like schoolboys, you know, and occa sionally, when fresh meat would be received, there would be a little complaint, but. gener ally speaking, everything was all right." "I suppose." Inquired Oen. Beaver, ' that you have no objection to stating whether or not your corps Is to go out of the United States?" "I am Informed that my corps is to go to Cuba." "Is your corps organised efficiently for a campaign in a foreign country?" "It is." , u Asked about the regular army ration. Gen. Ie said: "It was abundant. In Jackson ville we have been receiving refrigerator beef from Chicago, but It is a question now whether or not the live heel will be sent to Cuba and butchered there. I think the latter the better "If yon were short of beef and had only the pork and other food of the regular army ration would yon tnlnk that proper food for men serv ing In summer In a tropical climate?" Not Hit were used exclusively." Referring to the ratious oC the Spanish sol diers. Gen. Lee said: "They did not get many while I was there." , . .. Spooking of the army uniform used by the Amerloan troops, he said he was afraid the woollen shirts and blouses of the men would be found very warm. He thought the khaki uniform quite proper, and commended the Spanish uniform as a good one. "Your command Is being prepared for ser vice in a oountry which you rupposo friendly. Is It not?" questioned Gen. Beaver. "1 am Informed that we will not have to en counter an enemy, and have received private advices that the Spaniards and Cubans will welcome the arrival of the Amerloan soldlors. Gen. Lee said that the siokness in his camp amounted to only about 2 per cent. The dis eases wore particularly malarial fever and a fever called dengue. There were also some oases of typhoid fever. He explained how some regiments would have little sickness, while others would have nearly a hundred men sick in a regiment. "I had the chief of my staff go around among the brigade and regimental officers and hold schools so that they would all be Informed as to what to do. We have had little trouble In supplying the slok with those things needed outside of tha regular army provisions. We have receive! muoh aid trom outside organi zations, particularly the Bed Cross Society, that had an agent regi larly in Jacksonville. Gon. Beaver wantod to know the number of deaths in Oen. Lee's corps since Its organiza tion, but the witness was unable to furnish the information, and the Inquiry roourred to the quality of the food. He was asked what the condition of the fresh meat was and re plied: "As a general thing it vim very good. Sometimes, in a very large piece of meat. the. edges would be slightly tainted, and that part would be eondemnod. The bread was gen erally' cookudZin the ovens of the regiments, and therefore they had little hard bread. Some times the potatoes would be found Dad and would be promptly condemned." Asked as to the effectiveness of volunteer officer and men, he testified: "I had alwavs thought it they had taken one regular regi ment and placed it with two volunteer regi ments the latter would profit by the Associa tion, but volunteer regiments were brigaded together ana regulars brigaded together." Don't you think that waa done because of the exigencies of the occasion requiring the regulars to go immediately to tho front?" he was asked. "Well. I always thought that volunteers could be made very good soldiers in a very short time. Thoy would make good soldlors. particularly If placed before an enemy. The olvil war waa fought principally by volun teers." Gen. Lee said that he had been fortunate In having a very efficient provost marshal in Major Russell B. Harrison. "lie has found how to make a drunken man sober In Ave minutes by turning a hose on him. It answers udmirubly. You can get sober very quick. I know of one soldier who was so limp that he could not walk. His clothes were removed and he was placed under the hose and he was sober in Ave min utes." Gen. Beaver called Gen. Lee's attention to a letter received by the President. In whloh it was stated that the food the men hod to eat was filthy and that there was not enough, and that the officers and doctors were often drunk. tn response he said: "I have seen some statements, not exactly like that, but in each case there was a griev ance. If you will give me the name of the writer I will Investigate it and I am satisfied it will be found that the man has a griev ance." . SGan. Loe was informed that the letter was written by a man In New York, who said he had a very dear friend who gave him the In formation upon whloh the communication was based. The friend claimed to belong to a Maryland regiment of immunes. "There la no Maryland regiment of im munes." answered Gen. Lee. He suid he fre quently received complaints from the rela tives of men enlisted in his oorps, but upon In vestigation found that the statements were al ways greatly exaggerated. '"Then you always Investigated all com plaints?" lie was asked. "I did." Gen. Lee said he did not think that any for eign troops could campaign In Cuba In sum mer. The Cubans and Spaniards abstained from campaigning in summer. The sun la very hot there una the dews aro very heavy. To campaign in Cuba in the fall and winter would be all right. A very high tribute was paid to Oen. Has brouck, Iu command of the Fourth Virginia Volunteers, and Gen Lee could not under stand a c unplalnt. against the efficiency of his command and the medical staff of the regi ment. "There is no finer officer," he re marked. Gen. Lee thought that volunteer surgeons were not all up In their profession and not as ood as those trained In the regular army. e also believed that tho division hospitals were too large, and that, while It occasioned no serious trouble, it would have been bettor to have had fewer division hospitals and more brigade hospitals. Cupt. Howell wanted to know if tho depart ment had refused any requisitions made for Gen. Lee's command "Not slnoe the troops went abroad. Before that there was some delay." "Was that due, do you think, to negligence or incompetence on the part of the depart ment officials, or was It because tho supplies had to be used to equip the men going to Cuba?" asked Capt. Howell. Gen. Lee answered that he believed It was the troops going to Cuba and Porto Itluo thut necessitated the .delay, "necausu after they loft we got all we wanted." Inquiry was next made If there was anv just, canto then for criticism of the department or the President, and the witness roplied: "Not as iur us my commann is concerned, Gon, Lee said he did want to go to Cuba, but did nor expect to lead the troops at Ban -Hugo; neither .did he desire to go with Gon. Miles to Porto Bioo. "I did want to go back to Havana. I was not allowed to stay there, and of course wanted to go back with a force large enougheto keep me there." He explained that the President recently told him that hud it been found, necessary to make an assault on Havana ho was to leud the as sault. "I told him." said Oen. Lee. "that I was glad no assault was to be made." Recurring again to sickness in camp. Gen. Lee called attention to the fact that the ltl6th Indiana had an unusually smalt percentage of sickness, while regiments all around it hud a large number ot slok. An investigation was made, and it waa discovered that Col. Cur gin, in command ot the regiment, had scoured an old eugiue and burned up all the refuse and offal matter tn his camp. Gen. Lee said he often visited the hospitals and listened to whatever complaints the men might want to make. Much laughter waa evoked over a de scription of a man who saw Gen.Lee and culled him to his oof. "I am glad you have come." he said. "1 have something to tell you." "All right." responded Gon. Lee; "what do you want?" "I want a furlough." was his answer. Col. Den by inquired into the difference be tween the efficiency of volunteer olvil up polnteea and regular army officers, and was told that the latter proved more efficient, thut more oases had'urUeii where a civil appointee had to be removed and his duty performed by a regular army officer. He Bald, several ot his officers were regular army men and they soon taught the others what to do. In reply to a question from Geu. Wilson lie said that at no time hud u single case come tn his attention of any man suffering or dying from starvation or other cause through anv neglect or incompetence on the part oiuny of the War Department officials. II,- reiterated hi statement thuChe had had little eompluiut in his command. The War Department, he suid, hud advised him to purchase delicacies for the sick, and he had done so, though the Bed Cross did excellent work. He hud no trouble about getting medical supplies, and wherever anything worked unsatisfactorily It was remedied without difficulty. He was asked it he had not then got everything he needed, aud he replied affirmatively, with the qualification that only when the department was fitting out the expeditions to Cuba and Porto Bico were his requisitions doluyed iu being filled. "Well, are vou now fully ready to go to t una? ho was asked. "My i-.ii-p, cm go at once If necessary." wnu Ins i-iftponsc. He suid the majority of the men wanted to go to Cuba, but tlieia were some who desired to return to their home. This conclu led (Ion, Lee's examination una the eoiiuulbsioii adjourned until to-mor-niii niorniug. SPANISH TROOPS REVOLT. at.t, over west cuba they abb DE MANDING THEIR PAT. Many Rave Deserted Their Poiti vrith Arms In Their Rands All the Money Rlaneo Can Raise Is bnt a Drop in tha Rneket, and tha Troops Are Not Appeased Sol diers in Havana Held In Their Barracks. HiTim, Oct. 4. via Key West Gen. Blanco summoned to the Palace yesterday Setlor Galbis, Governor of the. Spanish Bank, and demanded money to pay the mutinous sol diers In the Cabanas fortress. Bettor Galbis aid all the money In the bank was the de posits of citizens. Blanco, however. Insisted, declared that the Spanish In Havana were not patriots, threatened to use foroo to get tho money, and at last Galbis handed over $2,000, which was sent to tho fortress. The sum was but a drop In the bucket, and the moblllaadoa ay they will retain their arms till the pay ment is completed. In Santa Clara province the Spanish guer rillas have rebelled. From the sugar estate Santa Rosa, near Cienfuegos. Cant. F.loy Cortes and Lieut. Claudlo Sarrln, both Spanish guerrillas, took to tho woods on Saturday with 130 mobllizados. They left behind them a declaration that Spain had betrayed tho Span lards and the Spanish Government had been bought by the Americans They added that Sagasta and Blancs had swindled tne Spanish soldiers, pocketing thstr money. On the other hand, they declared that tha New York Junta and Callxto Garcia! had been bought by the Americans to Jbetray the Cubans. It waa necessary to raise the flag of honesty against all. The Cuban leader Sexto Boque. In oamp out side of Cienfuegos. started to fight these Span ish revolters with the approval of the Spanish commander at Cienfuegos. Bnt the moblli zados caught him in ambush nnd defeated his insurgents, killing many. The Spanish bat talions Luohana and Burgos, composed of regulars, were than sent against them, but It is feared these soldiers have also revolted. Joining the mobllizados. At Banehuolo Santa CUra province. 100 mobllizados revolted on Monday morning Their cry was "Down with Blanco I" "Down with Agulrrel" Aa already oabled to The Sun, Gon. Agulrre came to Havana last week to confer with Oen. Blanco about tho situation, telling the moblli zados he would return with money. He re turned without it. When the news spread of the revolt at Ranohuclo all tho mobllizados tn the province, numbering over 8.000 men, notified Gen. Agulrre. the military comman der of tho provlnoo. that they would also re volt if they did not receive their pay. Gen. Agulrre went to the Custom House at Clen fuegosrand demanded tha Immediate surren der to him of all the money there to pay the mobllizados. The collector refused to give up the money unless ordered by Blanco. Gen. Agulrre then took $00,000 by foroo. It was all the cash In the safes. But the mobllizados were not satisfied yet and Gen. Agulrre telegraphed to Blanoo and tho latter collected in Havana from the lottery revenue and other sources $00,000 which ha sent to Cienfuegos in charge ot Gen. Solano, Blanco's chtef-of-staff. Solano was commis sioned to try to appease the mobllizados. This morning he telegraphed that the situa tion was grave and more money was needed. In Plnar del Rio province the mobllizados revolted, demanding their money. The regu lars also eay they want their pay. The Insur gents have offered to help the Spanish authori ties to keep order. In Havana yesterday Gen, Blanco ordered the regular troops to remain In their barracks ready for any emergency. There Is no fear of an attack on the Americans, nor Is the com mission In danger. The trouble wholly re lates to the payment of the troops. At a late hour grave news comes from the outskirts ot Guanabacoa. across the bay. that the Insurgent forces under Gen. Cardenas have revolted, de manding food or the right to seize It. They say they are starving and want to fall on tha town. They say the Americans are betraying them, and want to kill them by starvation and oonquer the Island. MOBB SICK lit OH CAMP WIKOPP. tlf t j-one Very 111 Soldiers Moved Memorial Service for the Read, Camp Wigorp. Montauk Point. N. Y.. Oot. 6. Fifty-one patients wore sent away from tho general hospital to-day. The train left at noon. Almost all the soldiers had to be carried to the station and placed in the coaches on stretchers. It was said that some of the men would be placed in a Jamaica hospital, arrangements for this having been made bv Dr. Ladd of that place, and the rest distributed in New York and Brooklyn hospitals. Twelve nurses and fifteen hospital corps men also left. A memorial service was held this afternoon in the general hospital graveyard under the direction of the Y. M. 0. A., which la closing up Its work In camp. Tho services were con ducted by Chaplain Bergen and Soeretary Fletcher of the Y. M. C. A. and Chaplains An derson of the Tenth Cavalry and Kimball of the Engineers. A delegation of Easthnmnton ladles brought flowers, which wore placed on the graves. Addresses were nude by Chap lains Kimball sua Anderson. Major Ebert has closed tho detention hospital and, most of the buildings have been torn down. Major Ebert left for Washington to-day. Ho said that. In- had had In tho hospital altogether W7 regulars, of whom IE died, and 701 volun teers, of whom 47 died. He attributed the dif ference in tho death rates to the hotter care regular soldiers take of themselves and the superior discipline to which they are subject. The horses and baggage of the Tenth Oavnlry were sent awav this afternoon for Huntsville. Tho regiment leaves to-morrow Sick Soldiers Kenrh Brooklyn. The yacht Red Cross arrived yosterday at the foot of Pacific street. Brooklyn, with sixteen sick soldiers from Camp Wlkoff. Thoy were transferred to St. Peter's Hospital. Brooklyn. The hospital train from the camp brought up yesterdav flflv soldiers to Long Island City, who will be distributed among the local hos pitals. Soldiers of the War with Spain Apply for Pensions. Washington. Oot. 11. Commissioner qf Pen sions Evans this morning ordered Jesse F. Gates, late a private In Battery A, Becond United States Artillery, who was wounded In the engagement before Santiago, before a med ical board for examination. There have been nearly tlOO applications tor pensions filed with the Pension Bureau as a result of the Amerl-ean-Bpunlsh war, and this Is the first ease where tho office has taken action. Nothing will he done with the greater number of claims, except in special cases, until the records of the War Department have been completed. Special attention was called to the claim of Private Gates by the War Department. He wits wounded on July 9, being struck In the mouth by a piece of spent shell, which carried away his upper lip and front teeth, disfiguring him for life. Free Delivery Service In Forto Rlro, Washinoton, Oot. fl. Tho Post Office De partment Is considering the advisability of es tablishing American free delivery service in Porto Hlco, iu placoof the system now In op eration. The present plan is for each person to pay one cent to the deliverer for each letter received. First Assistant Postmaster-General Heath to-day cabled Major Stewart. Chairman ol the l'ostul Committee at Porto Rico, asking him what the Porto llicuns would think of the American plan of free delivery, and the ad visability of its being put into operation. A reply Is expected early next week. The President to Keview the Tenth Colored i'nvalry. Washinoton. Oct. ti. A delegation of colored Ujen, headed by ox-Gov. 1'inahback, to-day se cured from President McKinley a promise to review the Tenth t'nlted Btatos Cavalry on their arrival here next B.irurdaj. The Tenth Is one of the colored regiment- which were dis tinguished for their lighting hi Suiitiago. Tliey ure on their way from ( ..nii Wlkoff to Autila ton. Ala The President gave the uoeessary orders sot hat the regiment may stop off long enough to parade through tho streets ami past tho Vl lute lluune. n-Jlft1.il III (I I camp roB ovb TBoora. Sites Selected for Onr Soldiers Who Are Oolag to Havana. .pfnoj iiiWi ftoipnfcA in Taa Res. Havana. Oct. 0. The American Commission to-day selected places around Havana for the campe for tha Amerloan troops when thoy ar rive. Major Almy. Lieut. Heed, and Dr. Lalne examined tho hills from Cabanas to Oojlmar. Dr. Laine was favorably Impressed by tho sani tary conditions of the locality. Admiral Sampson, who has been Indisposed, is hotter. A despatch from Manzanlllo to tho .ucna says that Col. Henry Bay. with 400 American troops, will take possession of that city to morrow. W. H. Howes of Portland. Me., has died of yellow fever. Ho was Captain of the American bark Maryland. BADOBB'H CHEtr WKLCOUBD HOME. Parades nnd Reviews In Three Cities and a Banquet. The Battalion ot the East. Now Jersey naval reaorvsa, whoso mon formed the ship's com pany of the Badger, received an ovation In Jer sey City yesterday afternoon while on Its way to Its headquarters on the old ship Portsmouth at Hoboken. The train which brought the naval reserve men from Philadelphia arrived in tho Pennsylvania Railroad Depot shortly aftor 4 o'clock. Edward Hoos. Mayor Hoos'a son and private secretary, accompanied by a committee of citizens and a brass band, was at the depot waiting to reoelve them. Line waa formed In Exohange place, and the offioora and aailors. led by Commander Washington Irving, marched up Montgomery street to the City Hall. A squad of mounted policemen rode In front ot the parade and kept the line of march clear. The sailors presented a fine appearance, and were enthusiastically cheered. They were reviewed from a stand In front of the City Hall by Gov. Voorhoes, Mayor Hoos, former Mayor Wanser. Robert Davis, Col. Samuel D. Dickinson, and a number of other prominent citizens. After tho review they marched to tho Bay street ferry, whence the ferryboat John Darcey of the Pennsyl vania Railroad took them to Hoboken. The streets about the ferry entrance were crowded with people, and as the men marched off the boat thoy wore cheered repeatedly. Along the line ol march the houses were deco rated with patriotic colors, and the residents gathered at the windows and on the sidewalks to give the men hearty greetings. In front of tho City Hall, which was also gay with colors. stood Gov. Yoorheen, Mayor lagan, and a number of Hoboken's officials, who reviewed the battalion as It passed. After marching through tha principal streets of the city the reserves boarded their training ship, at the foot of Fourth street. There was not a sick man in the battalion. and only one was missing from the mustor roll. That one was Coxswain Nel lingcr. who was killed by falling from aloft while the Bndger was in Boston harbor. A subscription has been raised for a banquet for the reserves, and this will be served in (Juartot Club Hall next Tuesday evening. Newark gave a hearty welcome yesterday afternoon to UOtl of the members ot the New Jersey naval reserves who had been away on the Badger and left that ship In Philadelphia. The sallormen arrived at tho Market street station of the Pennsylvania Railroad shortly before '2 o'clock and were met there by an escort consisting of G. A. B. posts, mounted police and a squad on foot, several companies of the First Regiment and a regimental band and drum corps. Tho parade was a long one, through the streets of Newark, and ended at the City Hall, whero Mayor Seymour reviewed It. After that there was a banquet provided for the men in Jacoby's Hall. KIPEXSB OP BURTryO SOLDIERS. Must Parents Re Reimbursed When the Cost Has Been Borne by Them ? Washinoton. Oct. 8. The War Department has before It for settlement a question relative to what reimbursement shall bo allowed the families of soldiers who have died In the ser vice and the expenses of whose sickness and burial have been borne by their parents and relatives. The question comes up on tho claim of Harvey W. Perkins of tho South Bend, Ind., Tribune for something over $400 expended in caringfor and burying his son. Harrv O. Per kins, a member of Company F, 151st Indiana Volunteers. Young Perkins was 18 years of age, enlisted at the outset ot the war and was sent with his regiment to one of the Florida camps. There he was taken with a fever and died. The father and mother of the soldier were officially Informed of his condi tion and wont to the camp to see that he was properly cared for. With the consent of the offlolals he was removed from the hospital tent and taken to private quarters, whero he was put under tho ohargs of a trained nurse and a private physiolan. Despite this, however, the boy died, and his body was taken home and buried. Every dollar expended In nursing, in transportation and In burial was paid by the father of tho soldier, and this sum aggregated about $400, which the department is now asked Whether the fact that the soldier was per mitted to bo removed from the regimental hos pital by the consent of the military officials binds the War Department for the expenses incurred Is a question that has not yet been pussedupon. Under tho law tho Government can expend $15 only on the burial of a soldier. Owing to the peoullar conditions surrounding this war. Secretary Alger arbitrarily Increased this allowance to $35. There is no record in the department of such a sum as $400 ever having boon allowed. The solitary case does not worry the department so much as the precedent that would be established were this claim allowed. 9D WANTS TO MB MI'STERED OIT. Col. Rartlett and Col, Greene of the Ninth See the Oovernor About It. Ai.iunv. Oct. O.-C'ol. Franklin Kartlelt of tho Twenty-second New York Regiment, now stationed at Fort Sloeum. and Col. Greene or the Ninth New York Regiment, which is due to be mustered out tho latter part of this month at Its armory In New York city, called on Gov. Black to-day and asked him to request the War Departmont at Washington to allow tho Ninth Regiment to remuin in the service In place of the Twenty-second, and that an order be issued directing that the Twenty-second Regiment be mustered out. Gov. Black said: "I am satisfied that the, mi n of the Twenty second Regiment desire to be mustered out, though the War Department bus not yet signi fied Its intention of relieving the regiment from service. I will uot take any action until 1 learn how the men of the Ninth Regiment feel about the matter. When I saw the regiment at Chlckamauga the men were almost unani mously In fnvor of being mustered out at ones, and unless Col. Greene can satisfy mo that they have changed their minds I will not interfere. If the men of tin- Ninth desire to remain In the service I will request the War Department at Washington to order the muster out. of tho Twentv-sooond Instead of the Ninth Ilegi mont." Col. Greene is desirous of having the Ninth remain In the service for duty at Porto Rico. Cutis or any other place where tho War De partment may dosire to send It. THM 4'. Ill READS TO OO. Preparation for the Trip to Forto Rico A Private Commits Suicide. Newpobt, R. I Oct. 0. The men of tho Forty-seventh New York Regiment were paid off to-day by Major V. P. Vnrney, Paymaster, U. B. V., and this afternoon all liberty was stopped and the men are now confined to Jlio limits of fort Adams. Active preparations have been made for the trip to Porto Rico. The regiment has been presented with a large silk flag, to lie unfurled at Porto Rico. Private P. J. Daley of Company t! shot himself In the hct.d this after noon, for whatoaubo Is unknown. He had just recovered from an attaok of malarial fever, lie jollied the regiment when it was mustered in and resided with his parents at 140 Wallabout street, Brooklyn. Phi t.uiuiiia Delta to Dine IU War Heroes. Members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity In this city are arranging to give a dinner next Monday to those of Uie fraternity who served in the war. About twenty members served In the nnvy and the regular and volunteer forces, and these will be the guests of honor at the dinner, which will be given at the Hotel Bavo-. Among the members thus honored are Major Frank Keek of the Seventy-first Regiment, who was at Bun Juan, and Cupts V. L Haen aud . II. Bellrldge, Jr. of the same regiment. Charles A. Deahon will presidu and the speak ers will be Prof. John Clark Ridpath, Horatian B. lloubons. counsel of tho Cuban Junta; Major K-nu and several of the others who were at hhi.tiago. A feature of the dinner will he the decora tions, which will Include machetes and other souvenirs of tho Cuban campaign. Overhauling for the Hnn Francitro. Nbwfobt News. Vs.. Oct. fl The cruiser San Frauoisno, now anchored in Hampton Roads, off Fort Monroe, will sail for the Goinort Navy Yard at Portsmouth to-morrow morning, whore ah will receive a general ovsrhaullug. i i m iiihi iiiwrtin OUR OCCUPATION OF CUBA. IT HAS BBKN DKCIDBD THAT IT Wtt.t, NOT BB Metro UNTIL OCT. 7. The Hoard of Officers Selected to Frepare for the Occupation Will Start for the Island Soon Oen. Lee, with His Seventh Army Corps to Ooenpy Havana Province, Washinoton. Oct. 0. The Board of Officers representing the several branches ot the mili tary service, which haa been selected by the War Departmont to prenare for the military occupation of Cuba, wul start for the island within a few days. The Chairman of the board. Col. J. G. C. Loo of tho Quartermaster's Department, had a conference to-day with Secretary Alger and other officials of the War Department in regard to the proposed work of the board. Quarters for troops will be provided Immediately aCllavana. Cienfuegos. Matanzas, Marlel and Olliara. Each member of tho board will perform the duties appro priate to his department'Jn preparation for the arrival of the soldiers. Tho representative of tho Quartermaster's Departmont will provide suitable quarters.'.the representative of the Subsistence Department, will arrange for the storing of the commissary supplies and for the subslstenco of thejtroops. the medical officer will provide hospital arrangements, and the en gineer and ordnance officers will have charge ot the work of providing fortifications, It was announced last week that the mili tary occupation of Cuba would bo begun as early as Oct. 15, and certainly not later than Oot. 20. It was definitely stated to-day that the occupation would not be begun until Oot. 27. whloh is nearer the date originally pub lished IiiTbe Sun as tho opinion of Assistant Secretary Meikeljohn. It was ul-o announced to-day that Major-Gen. Fitchugh Leo would go to the neighborhood of Havana with the Seventh Army Corps about Nov. 1. This state ment was made on the authority of Gen. l.ee himself, after he had had a long conference with Secretary Algor. Gen. Lee made a simi lar statement In his testimony before the War Investigating Commission. There Is no doubt ihat it was the original intention of tha War )opartment to assign Gen. Lee and the Sev enth Army Corps to Puerto Frinclpe province, but the General expressed such a strong dosire to be sent to Havana that the department finally decided to assign him to that province. Tho details of the assignment ot troops for garrison duty in Cuba are dopendent upon the reorganization of the present oorps com mands. The reorganization was drawn up yes terday and was submitted to tho Secretary of War for his approval. Secretary Alger talked tho matter over with the President to-day. but It was decided that tho plan of reorganizing should not Iwi announced for a day or two. Sec rotary Alger said this afternoon that the de partment wished to work out the minutest de tails of the new organization before announcing it. Staff officers nave to be assigned to duty with the several commanding Generals, and not until this assignment Is completed will tho reorganization bo announced officially. There Isnodotibt. that the general plan of reorganiza tion Is like that published in The Sun this morning. ADMIRAL HOWELL DETACHED. Commodore Philip Is Mow In Command of the North Atlantic Station. Washinoton. Oot. 0. Bear Admiral J. O. Howoll was to-day detached from the com mand of the North Atlnntio squadron, leaving Commodre J. W. Philip as tha senior officer in charge There Is no significance attaching to the detachment of Admiral Howell beyond the fact that the presence ot two flag officers with the squadron caused considerable delay in the transmission of orders and reports. Admiral Howoll was acting as Commander-in-Chief ot the North Atlantic station. In tha absence of Bear Admiral Sampson in Havana, and Com modore Philip wr-s in command of tho second division of the fleet. When an order Intended for one ot the vessels ot the second division was sent by tho Navy Department it was neccessarr, according to the naval regulations, to transmit it to the senior officer on the station, in this case Admiral Howell, who in turn sentit to Commo dore Philip, who forwarded it to the com mander of tho vessel concerned. In forward ing anv acknowledgment of the receipt of the order this process ot circumlocution was car ried In reverse order. The Navy Department decided that two flag officers w ere unnecessary, and having found another assignment for Admiral Howell he has boon detached. He will be placed on waiting orders for the pres ent, and when Admiral Matthews Is retired tor ace this month Admiral Howell will succeed him as President of the Naval Examining and Retiring Board. Commodore riillip was in Washington to day. He called at the White House in company with Senator Piatt and laid before the Presi dent his protest against the failure of the Navy Department to carry out the President's direc tions to advance him five numbers. Commo dore Philip was nominally advanced five num bers, but actually got nn advance, of four numbers only. He thinks this is unjust and wants the President to remedy It. Senator Piatt sides with Commodore Philip and said so to tho President, who prom ised to consider tha case. On the decision In Commodore Philip's case will depend a number of similar protests made by officers who wore advanced and then jumped by other officers. SENATOR PL ATT IN WASHINOTON. Re Sees the President Regarding Commo dore Philip's Promotion, Washinoton, Oct. ft. Senator Piatt saw the President this morning on behalf of Commo dore Philip, whoso promotion in the list of Commodores for his part iu the destruction of Cervera's tied was jiartly nullified by promo tions of others on tlie list. Mr. l'latt also called on Secretary long. Mr. I'latl was accompanied by Michael ,1. Dady of Brooklyn. Mr. Dndy se cured a contract lust winter from tho Spanish Government to put in a new -ewerage system for Havana. The war prevented the work from going on, and Mr Dady i here to see whether e cannot continue the contract under tho United States Government. Old Wound Prostrates a Soldier. Charles Arthur. 34 years old, a United States soldier stationed at Governors Island, was found In nn unconscious condition last night at Atlantic nnd Troy avenues. Brooklyn. Ho wus suffering from an old gunshot wound iu tho leg. Ho was removed to St. John's Hospital. BABY RAW ALL BVER Crusts Came Off with Clothes. Suffered Terribly. Tried Everything without Avail. CURED BY CUTICURA IN 3 WEEKS My little sister (Annie Matthews, La Plate, Charles County, Mil.) had the cow-pox from vaccination, when only seven years old. Blie suffered terribly, and ever) thlug that we tried did not seem to do any good. Every time her mother would take her clothes off, every bit of scab would come with them, and sha was raw all over. A friend tohi mother about Cd ticlba Rkmiuies, aud she got one box of Cc rn-iriiA (ointment) and a cake of Citi ouia Hoap, and they rural her in three weekt. Mrs. Kl.l.A ltliVK. Fob. 23,'M. m Fourth Bt N. W. Wash. D. C. BABY BOY'S HUMOR CURED When my boy was three weeks old, I noticed a roughness on his luce, and it vt very red. We had several doctors for it, but they did no good. I was told to try CtrrtOVJLA Reseiues, and after using one box and a hulf of 'r 1 1 i'i'n (olntnieut) and criK-i ha Boap. lis it entirely eurtd. Mrs. W. i. JUIVK. Feb. 20, . 1013 Wilder St., Phlla., Pa. MILK CRUST ON BABY CURED When our baby boy waa three months old, he had the milk-crust very UutUy ou hi hriul, so that all tho hair came out and Itcbsd 10 bad, ho made it b)t-ed by scratching It. I got a rake of Citiitra Soap, ami a, lox of CUTI ccBA(nlntaieut). I amiliedtlmCi rut haw d put a thin cap on hia bead, aud btjre J hntl uteri hala box (t wag entirety currd, and his hsir commenced to grow out nicely. Feb. 34, i8. Mrs. ll P. HOLMES, AshUnd, Of. CmrictRA lUMEMjta ht tffiKtrd tha miwl vondtr- fUl curca t.f tuituniip:, -lit. fi".i ring, liuinilitllui M skin and ualp humor of laftoU n J vltUdreo, cvir recorded. No UUmrnl It aud rtgrdlo( them tUt U not juMfled by the itrokCMl ldeiic. Thrjr ar the m.,.t pfd, oononilcal. and Infallible kin ruiaa, b!tod uritlra, aud humor rtmedlca of modtrn timet Liir rum (iin J'okiiMi. Btairs 4a Ilvar r Tueii MotSIK la warm bath itU CiiTifi i. a !ur, tid tingle application uH'iiut EAluiaiBtsatJ. giMtatl of rmcllitnta and tkin nut. Thla txatmiDt will five inttant relief, ptrtnlt ractfor parent ai.d aleep for child, and p M i.. a iperxlr. patmr utnt. and economical oura of tha inl tort urine, di-tlg-yrlr.i. and humiliating of itching, burning blftdiog, 41 f- pimply, aud erutted akin and a-ai- huiuora with toe el hair, wbtu all el Una- SaJoOifoUaThoiitth- world. Poll an rnia CaaM. Corp , Dot rVoaa , H.i . SV "fcUw u Car Babj a Turtana txaajnaV't. t Wedding Silver The Gorham Co., Silversmiths, have made unusual preparations for the Autumn Wedding Season, especially in the important lines of Tea and Dinner Ware A number of complete services, the result of the labor of many months, are exhibited for the first time. The facilities possessed by the Gorham Co. for the making of such wares in Sterling Silver are unequalled. The designing and manufacture are under the constant supervision of a trained staff, which only ceases when the finished product meets the approval of an officer of the Company. GORHAM MFG. CO. Silversmiths Broadway & 19th St. 23 Maiden Lane ARMY ORDERS. Officer Assigned to Kaw Untie. Qu.rt.r- masters Ordered to Cuba. Washington. Oct. 6. The following army orders were published br the War Department to-day: Major Edward 0. Carter, Brlsads Surgr on, Is re lievrd from further duty at the Lstter United Btati-s Osneral Hospital, Cbli-kainaugs, Q.. and will at ones repair to Washinoton and report In person to the Burgeon-General of the Army. Capt. George J. Newgarden. Assistant Surgeon, is relieved from further iluty at Fort Yates, N. D., aud wilt proceed to Fort Monroe, Va., and report in per son for asaignment to duty to Ltout.-Col. Alfred A. Woodliul, Deputy Burgeon-Geueral. United States Army, oommandlng the Joslah Simpson General Hospital. Capt. Samuel V. Bam, Assistant Quartermaater. will proaeed to Tampa, Fla , and take the steamer Maacotte, sailing Monday, Oct. 10, to Havana, Cut a, where he will report to the commanding officer of the United Btatea troops for aiislicument tn duty as disbursing, mirohaatng and issuing Quartermaster at Nin-viin. Puerto Principe provtnee, Onba. Brig.-Oen. John H. Patterson. United Htstes Volun teers (Lieutenant-Colonel Twenty-second United Htates Infantry), is assigned to duty as Chief Muster ing Offlcor for toe State of New Jersey, with station in Newark.wlth Capt. William C. Buttler, Third United I States Infantry, aa Ins ate stent. Lieut-Col Charles It. Barnett, Chief Quartermas- ' ter, will temporarily relieve I,leut.-Col. Charles W. Williams, Deputy Ouartennastnr-tteueral, United States Army, of the duties of Depot Quartermaster at .TeffersonTllle. Ind.. and will perform those duties in addition to his present dntlee; and Lieut. -Col. Williams will proceed to Port Tanipj, Fla., in time to take steamer Mascotte, which sails from that port Oct. 10 for Havana. Cubs, and upon Ilia arrival tucre win report tn the commanding General United ! States troops for asaignment to duty ; and he is as signed to duty In charge of the principal quarter master's depot to be established at thai place, and while acting In charge of said depot shall hare the rank of Colonel. Capt. Jacques de L. Lafltte, Assistant Quartermas ter, is relieved from duty at Mobile, Ala., and will froceed with two authorised clerks to Port Tampa, la., and take the steamer Maacotte to Havana, Cnba. for assignment to dnty aa disbursing, pur chasing, and issuing Quartermaster at Gibers, in San tiago de Cuba province. The following officers have been honorably- dis charged from the service; Capt. Nathan M. Flower. Assistant Quartermaster, United States Volunteers, his service, being no longer required; Malor Mtlo B.Ward. Brigade Surgeon, United States Volunteers, his eervices being no longer required; Major Calvin II. English, Brigade Suraeon. f'nlted Btatee Volun teers, his services being no longer required; Major Charles ('. Foster, Burgeon, Fifth Massachusetts In fantry; First Lieut. E. 8. Fowler, First Tennessee Infantry- NATAL ORDERS. Officers Assigned to New Duties Honorable Discharges. Washinutom. Oct. (j. -These naval orders have been issued: Assistant Surgeon William H. Bell, to the Naval Hospital. Philadelphia Passed Assistant Surgeon J. F. Leys, from the navy yard, Boaton, to the Essex. Lieutenant-Commander B. H. Buckingham, retired Sept. R. Naval Cadet C. L. Smith, from tha Columbia, and placed on waiting orders. Naval Conatructor J. H. Linnard. from Cramps' shipyard. Philadelphia, to the Naval Academy. Lieut. C. S. Williams, to the Naval Academy Lieut. G. S. Belfiidge, from the Marcollus to home. Lieut. W. H. FJUott, from the Leonidas to home. Lieut. M'-lt. Craven, from the Indiana to home. These officers wb'i were commissioned for the war have been honorably discharged from the naal ser vice: Lieut, ft. K. Kent, Ensigns S. I,. Crossing snd W'. F. Webb. Assistant Paymaster L M. Josephthal, and Assistant Kugiueers H. H. H. Morrison and W. Kersler. NAVY YARD NOTES. The Cruiser Hrooklyn to Be Overhauled Coaling the Oregon and Iowa. The cruiser Brooklyn will go into dry dock at the navy yard on Monday. It is said that the most serious damage sustained by tha cruiser in the battle off Santiago was done to the berth deck, where a shell exploded. Her smokstacks. which wero also struck by the enemy's shells, will have to he repaired. The torpedo boat Morris left the yard for the Newport torpedo station yesterday. A cargo of coal was taken down to Tompklns viile yesterday fcr the battleships Oregon and Iowa. New Grade Pay for Promoted Volunteers. Brig.-Oen. W. F. Randolph, who Is in charge of mustering out troops In this neighborhood, received an order from Washington yesterday directing him to swear Into their advanced grades such commissioned and non-commissioned officers as have liven promoted. These oRlcera will draw the pay of their new grade from the date of their promotion until the regi ment is mustcredout. Among the first of those affected by tlie order will be Major Coolldge of the Sovonty-tlr-t Regiment; Corporal Charles Kdwards of Company I of the snme regiment, who will be rsiseu to lie Heconil Lieutenant in Company H. ami Hergt. John Moore of I'om- fsny F, who hns been promoted to be Becond .ieutenant in the samo company. Oen. Randolph is having considerable trouble with the papers of the Heventy-flrst Regiment. bs somo of them have apparently gone astray between here and Montauk Point. Those of Companies E and II have been lost entirely. Delirious Volunteer Captain Ksrapes. Lexington, Ky . Oct. 0. Cupt. Duncan. Com pany K, Seventh Immunes. Is missing under peculiar clrcumstniiees He became sick a week ago on being asked to realgn. He was taken to Kt. JosetihV Hospital, where he was delirious, and on Tuesday, while his nurse was abaent, he arose, dressed himself and disappeared. His physician. Dr. Patterson , has had tiotli the pro vost gun id and polio looking for him without suucuhs Hi-eoiiios from Kansas City. Nn Si, I. in i . Left tn Chattanooga. CilATTANooiiA, 'i'nn . Oot, H.-The Hixth Vol uutocr Regiment nf Immunes left Chlcka ipiiiiKn to-day for New York cltv, whore they will embark for Porto Bioo. This leaves Cblck amaugn without u sol Her, tho ilrst time in muuy uioiiths. Labor Knielllng Commute to Visit Dewey Tlieutre, The unions of actors, musicians, brewers, waiters, bartenders, bakers, and cigarmakers in this city will to-day or to-morrow elect one delegate each to act as-a cbtnnuttoe to aao that only union men are employed In the cafe of tha Dewey Theatre and that union goods are sold tln-ru Charges have been mudo that non union men were era ployed at tlie theatre, and that non-union cigars were sold there. Tha niHiinger, In resjioos to a letter from the Cen 1 1 al Labor Union on the subject, wrote that the ale of noil-union article would be discon tinued, and that if any non-union man waa em ployed there he would be discharged Tb committee la to that thaa uladgtja aiatMN ried out. rfifaliMMiiiiiriiiri KUMFURT SHOE CO. K.iaV8t. Union Square. Broad; Sale of Men's a Fal1 1 jtefe Shoes, l Embracing heavy-weight CALF and RUSSET SHOES, for Fall and Win ter wear, made with heavy Scotch ex tension soles, ENGLISH ENAMEL LEATHER BALMORALS, and FRENCH CALF PATENT LEATH ER DRESS SHOES, every pair worth 4.00 to 5.00, but selling - s( ill . Vrr Men's Box Calf Shoes. GOODYEAR WELTS, with a genuine English swing to the lasts, non-corrosive eyelets and hooks, a substantial, solid shoe, ac- t-rv tually worth 3.50, for . . vOU OPEN SATURDAY EVENING TUX 10l0. i . i' m WEDDING STATIONERY. Samples furnished. Theodore B.Starr, 206 Fifth Avenue, MADISON SQUARE, Extending through to ttiS Broadway. .m ' POLICEMAN FINED TEN DAYS' PAX Ha railed to Fay for HI Wife's 9S Dia mond Karrlngs. Poliea Commissioner Beiton inflicted vestsr day afternoon tho heaviest penalty that has aa yet been meted out by the present board upon Isldor Lelglit. a patrolman attached to th Alexander avenue station, who wns convicted of failure to ray a debt. Harry ragln. a iawelry drummer, accused the poiioeman of purchasing two diamond ear rings from him of the Milne of $05. for which he made no payment. The poiioeman admit ted the debt, saying that his wife had the jew Commissioner Bextnn flued l.ciglit ten days' fiay. and told the jeweller w return in two weeks i f the bill was still unpaid, when he would taM further action against the policeman. Tor Knforrmt Freight Reduction tn Taias. 1)ai.t.h, Tex.. Oct. B.-The State Railway Commission to-day created more consterna tion in railroad and cotton circles. General freights were cut 4 cents per 100 pounds and compress rates reduced from to to H cents. This Is the third reduction of a similar char. acter enforced by tho commission in the ! three months. The Full Back Top-Coat from a wide choice of the latest shades in Coverts &Whipcords, $10 to $30- FALL OVERCOATS, of faultless style, from black and grey Worsteds, Cheviots and Vicunas, $9 to $35. HACKBTT, CARHART & CO., I 0or. 18th St.. Broadway, ftj&ft,. j