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I: ,, tHE SUN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 189- . . '". v ' V '1
! HAJOR-GEN.MttES'S REPORT'
TVBLICAIIOS OF JUT XitPOIirAUX Olt.
DM! DELIYKD FOB IfXBIUt.
II riied at StuniUrd of Bappllee and Kqulp
ronit 'it Field Service He C'onililared
00,000 Volunlesrs, 40,000 Man for tits
Protection of tlie, I'amti nml ai a He
rTf, with the Increase of tlie Ilegulnr
Armi. Sufficient JTorce Instructions to
Shatter Itefora lie Stnrteil fur Santlaeo.
j W asntNorox. Not. 10. ThA War Department
jf public to-day ths annual report of ttio
I iiior-Otneral commanding tho army which
M ( handed to tho Becrotary of War last Tuo-
day Qn Mlles's report has been looked for
iP. ,rj to with special Interest, on account of tho
' telle"11 some quarters that It would contain
,omaot thocrltlelema which tho Gencrat ex
pressed unofficially while In Porto Mco and
slter hi' landing In Now York. To aomo ex
tent this expectation was reallxod. for Gen.
Mies rs distinctly In one part of his report
that tho publication of a certain important
order was delayed several weeks. In another
connection he Indlroctlr criticises tho Admin
istration (br its failure to act upon his advice
In retard to the despatch of our army to Cuba.
Undor tho heading "The War with Spain."
which includes almost the whole of the report,
Chi Jill"' says:
"On April 1) I recommended the equipment
of 50.000 voluntoors. and also on April 15roo
ommended that an additional auxiliary force
of 4U.000 mon bo provldod for the protection of
the coasts and as a reserve. This, vrlth tho In
crease of tho regular army and the 10,000 Im
munes. would have given us an effective force
of 102.507. which, with an auxiliary foroo of
0.000 natives, I considered sufficient, and
deemed It of tho first Importance to well equip
tuch force rather than to partly equip a much
lamer number."
Tho following is a copy of the first of tho two
letters referred to by Gen. Mllos:
Hr.AnQ.BAHnuu or Tnc Anrr, I
Wiihiiotoi. D. 0., April v, 181)9. I
Bin: Under lha Conititutlon every able-bodied cltl
i betireeen the ages of 18 and 4rlsamenabloto
nrt.ee In tbe mtllt'a nf the United States, and liable
lo be calle 1 Into service by lha President of the
Edited Stain In time of war, numbering approxi
mately twelve millions of men capable of bearing
arm.
Cndar tbe provisions of the bill now pending in
Congress it If eipected that authority will be granted
to recruit the Infantry companies to 100 men ea, h,
and I presume the eame rale will be applied to ths
cavalry and artillery. I therefore recommend that
In ess) of ar the batteries of heavy artillery be re
cruited to their full strength, namely, 100 men to
, etch battery. In order to man tbe guns for the de
fence of tbe coast.
I slao recommend that at least twenty-two regi
ments of Infantry, five regiments of cavalry and the
llzhtartillery be mobilized and placed in one lame
camp where they can be carefully and thoroughly
Inipfdsd, fully equipped, drilled, disciplined and
instructed In brlzades and divisions and prepared
for war service. This wjll give approximately a force
of 80 000 men.
I further recommend that the President call for a
volunteer force from the different States and Ter
ritories of at least 60,000 men in addition to the
above force, to constitute one army for any offensive
moxments against the Spanish army In Cuba, esti
mated at 150,000 men. of which number 80,003 are
reported as effective for military service. The entire
force saould be fully equipped with mountain, field
and siege artillery and allhe appliances and equip
ments required for actual war as'rvlce.
in addition to this force, the state troops along the
Atlantic, Oulf and Paclfio coasts will be available for
1 any emergency that might arise or threatened at-
' tacks upon the towns, villages or cities that are ex-
posed, or for concentration of the large force that
j nay be required In th- future. Very respectfully,
Neuon A. Mile. Major-deneral, Commanding.
The Secretary of War.
i "At the commencement of tho war." the re-
! port ears, "the problom was largely a naval
one, and until tho question of superiority be
tween our navy nnd the Spanish Navy.(or such
rural forces as might be furnished by any
othet European power or combination of
powers supporting the, Spanish Government,
was determined, military operations had to be
determined by the success or failure. of our
naval forces. I was fully convinced that should
our nay prove superior the position of 'tho
firanlsh army in Cuba would bo rendered un
tenable with a minimum loss nf llfo and 'treas
ure to the United States. There were two
, most serious obstacles to'be avoided one wan
placing an army on the Island of Cuba before
.-; our navy controlled the Cuban waters, and tho
other was putting an army on the island
J at a time when a large number of the
men must die from the, diseases that
h hivei provailod in that country, according to all
statistics, for the last 100 years. For the latter
:i reason I addressed a letter to the Secretary of
War, undor date of April 18. 1888. forwarding
a communication from Surgeon-Qeneral Stern
berg regarding the danger of putting an army
In Cuba during tho sickly season, and at tho
same time urged tho plan of harassing the
, Spanish forces and doing tbe enemy the largest
amount of Injury during the time necessary
forournavy to demonstrate Its superiority
the rainy or sickly season and tho time actu
ally required to equip and Instruct the volun
teer forces with the least possible loss to our
selves. In that letter I also asserted the belief
1 have entertained from the first, that we could
secure the surrender of the Spanish army In
tho Island of Cuba without any groat sacrifice
of life. Tho following Is a copy of thn letter
wferredto:
" HzADQUAnTExa or xnr Anvrr, t
WisuiituTO., D. C April l, ltn.8. J
"ia; Referring to my former letters concerning
seslthfui camps for the troops and the uncertainty
of Congreai requiring an army to move to Cuba at
tUs sesson of the year, I would reapectf ully raU
attention to the letter of theSurgeon-aeneralof th'e
army, dated Washington, March 26, of thU year, aa
(. to ths denr of putting an army In Cuba during
what is known aa the 'rainy or 'sickly aeaaon.
That opinion Is also confirmed by reports of Dr.
James Oulteraa of Philadelphia, a well-known
authority on yellow fever, and others.
"In my opinion it la extremely haxardona, and 1
think It would be Injudicious to put an army on that
liltad at this season of the year, as It would un
doubtedly bo decimated by the" deadly dlaeaae. to
V nothing of having to cope with aome 80,000
' troops, the remnant of 214,000, that hafe bicome
ttllmsted.and that are equipped with 183 guns.
"4 U11 another element of extreme danger would
M to plsce an army there with the possibility of our
own navy not being able to keep the waters between
r own tarritory and that Island clear of hostile
hips or fleets,
"By reoblllrlof our force and putting it In health
ful camps, ant using such force aa might be neces
sary to harass the enemy and doing them the g-eat-,
Injury lth the least poaslble loaa to ourselves,
uournavylssuperlortotheirs.inmyjudgment, we
1 Vl0pel ,h """'nder of the army on the Island
"Cnba with, err little loaa of life, and poaaibly
"old tbe apread of yellow fever over our own
ountry,
' ' ' ts'J ' ,tU1 """ " "' la favorably oonsldtrwl.
i " Put a small force of reralar troops, numbering sp-
nl i lWT 18,00 m,D- ,n healthful camps until
time as they can be used on ths island of Cuba
Wth safety. Very respectfully,
! I0 Al M"-. MsJorOeneral Commanding.
, ""Secretary of War."
h,0!?- M"es lhen lnt copy of a letter sent
ui i the s"'ry of War on" April 2t).
I Zi, neoltyof thoroughly equipping.
treS , i." e Bnd 'elPllnlnsi the Y0ltnter
anS ,or ""ndlng them Into a, campaign,
""continues his report:
; Banr eV,D" ,8ns thousands of men.
carcelT.hom wre n0' uniformed, and
May fmrWhPPP1erl,r equipped. In great camps
Intra tr?7Jh5,r 8ta,,es- rendered it difficult for
J utensil. Pro'lorlr eupplledwith food, cook-y-to"dlca?VmVSamp.e''ulna-
I'lankots. tentage,
toa,,,l,;P1,,J?-..transportatron. 4x-.. and was
he dehi i?.V.nt "IS '-"use. In my judgment, of
( "wnVth o, R5 efftct von th0 heaUh and
' roodpHiajLiS H1,?,"' whn were otherwise In
Mrytoentfflc,,niUUlor" .Tlie material neces-
1 ' en m,n " ana S'lulp .la'f', "rales was not
m ttonth, ,n.rtl Lon -,' tll -"oops for weeks and
itt taany waa1, '"iurlous to the commands in
fk t?t3edSllv0W0n . M,,e. eJ,erf1 ?rden'
sUsi P'l's arid .n,, Jv a. ?xln B stondanl of sup
jM rneloaiug a1"lpmelJtJ!r nel( service, and after
1 f'ThS$ Wt ei:0nler ,B rPrt
' IStbg. ogr wm fc
order, specifying Ihe allowance of wheel trans
portation, tentnge. Ac, for tho Modical Depart
ment of the firmy. Including ambulances,
stretchers, litter boarers, Ac, wasnot published
until June'i?. lw. , J ,
" The regular Infantry w as ordered, April 15,
1808. to Now Orleans, Mobile and Tampa, pre
paratory to an Immediate movement? .to Cuba
should wsr.be declared. This, ordor. however,
was partially eu.pondod, and apnrtof the regu
lar Infuntry, with the. artillery ami cm airy,
nrderpil to camp at C'lilekamauga rark. On
JIny 10 tho regular artillery nnd cavalry were
ordeiad from ohlcknmatigatoTamiin, prepara
tory to n movement on Cuba, Later 70.000 men
woro onlored to inovo on Cuba, and commis
sary stores Tor ninety days for the mon mid
thirty dns' stores forthoanlmals woro ordorcd
to bo concentrated nt Tampa. . Nono of tboso
movements on Cuba, however, mntertaltzed.
Thownntof proper equipment and ammuni
tion rendered tho movement Impracticable.
"While iroo pa woro boliigossomljIcdatTnnipn,
Mobile. New Orleans. (Jlilckamauga, Washing
ton.nnd in tho different States, nn expedition
to thn Hilllpplno Islands was gathered at Ran
Franclsoo under tho command of Major-Gen.
Wesioy Molrltt. The command was woll organ
ized anil as well supplied as It was possible
with tho means nvnllablo. Thn expedition
sailed May 23, IStH, was well conducted and
eminently successful in evory war. Full e
ports have been submitted by uen, alerrltt and
his subordinate otllcors.''
ltoference in nnxt mado In tho report to the
expeditions which were organized to give aid
and support 1o tho Cubans and to provide the
Cuban Army With arms and munitions of war.
The report thon continues:
" Definite Information having been rooolved
that Oervera's Hoot had been Inclosed In tho
harbor of rlnntlngo do Cuba by tho nnvy, orders-wore
given to Gen. Shatter, May 30. 1808.
to place his troops on transports nnd go to tho
assistance of the navy In capturing thnt fleet
and harbor. It .was expected that tho trans
ports engaged at thnt time would convoy some
25,000 men. I desired to go with this com
mand, and sent the following telegram to the
honorablo Secretary of War:
"HrAnquiBims or Tn Arht, 1
Taaira, Fla., June fi, 1808.
" T Sitrrtary nf rt'ar, iraiBton, I). C;
"This expedition hu been delayed through no fault
of any one connected with it. It contains the prin
cipal part of tbe armv, which, for intelligence and
efficiency, ljiot excelled by any body of troops on
earth. It contains fourteen of the best condlt oned
regimen ta of volunteers, the lxst of which arrived this
rnomiinr.. Yet these. have never been under fire. Be
tween 30 and 40 per cent, are undrilled, and in one
regiment over .100 men had never fired a gun. I re
quest ample protection while at sea atall times for
tnia command from the nary. This enterprise is no
important that I dealre to go with this army corps
or to immediately ontanlte another and go with it
to Join this and capture position No. 2. Now that
the' military la about to he used, I believe that It
should be continued with every ontrgy, making tbe
most Judicious disposition of it to accnmpliah the
desired result. Miles.
, j " Major-General Commanding Army.
"JuneO tho following telegram was rocolvod:
" WisniwaTOK, D. C Juneu, 180S 2:36 1. M.
"JVJor-Ge. tttlri. "amrM, A'M.-
"The President want, to Lnow the earliest moment
yon can hare an expeditionary force readv to iro to
Porto Rico, large enough to take and bold laland
without the force under (ten. Shatter.
" IL A. ALOEn, Secretary of War;
and reply sent thnt such an expedition could
bo ready In ten dnys i
"It was found that, many of the steamers
were not suitable for transport Hervlco.thoy
having been built entirely for freight stoamors
and not equipped for properly convoying troops
nnd munitions of war. Tho accumulation of
the large amount of supplies and war mnlcrlal
for tho 70,000 men nboe mentioned nt Tnmna
had crowded thnt placo. nnd. owing to tho ab
sence of depots nml facilities for handling that
amount of material, occasioned great delay In
propqrly equipping the expedition Intended for
Santiago. It was. however. Mippllcd. and or
ders (hereto nttachedf given for the proper em
barkation of the troops, which woro ready to
sallJunoS, 1808. Tho movement was. how
over, suspended, owing to thel report received
that Spanish war vessels had been seen In tho
Nicholas Clmnnel. The expedition, consisting
or HU't officers nnd l-t.OXi men, finally sailed on
June 14. leivlng omo 10,000 troops that wero
expected to tnovo, with this expedition, but
which could not do so. owing to Insufficient
transportation.
" In toe Field. Tami-i, Ha., June 11, 18DS.
"Bib: Please asceitaln whether the following has
been atteuued tj In connect on with your fleet of
telaijt j ft
"ltavecontraandtngomcers required their transport
officers tii 'mala a list of the coutenla of each ship,
where stortd, the bulk of such atuTe., and an esti
mate of how many wagon loads ttiero are In each
veeaelr Do thu commanding officer of organiza
tions know oxactly where their vuppllea are? Have
arrangements lieen lnade in order that if ao many
rations of any kind, ammunition, hospital supplies,
&c. should be required, that they ould know at
once where they can be found f liare transjiorts been
supplied with at-ru anchors to hold them in place
and afford ales for the landing of troops In case of
necessity when sea is somewhat rousEh? What kind
of small boat are supplied to each ship for the
landing of the, troop, or that ship? liuallat been
made of them and the total number of men they can
aafel land at one time ? Xlarti stores been put upon
transprrts with a view that each organization',
should be complete?
'-The great lmportancvrof those details' cannot be
overestimated. Intending, stores intended for one
command are liable to be scut t another, and the
necessity of having etorea that maybe needed ac
cessible at once Is manifeat.
" I would snga-ret that thorough attention be re-
3 aired to every detail In order to insure perfect or
er in the dlsembarklrur of your command. It-spec t
fully yours. Miles, Maior-Oencral, Commanding.
" Oen. William It. Shifter. Port Tampa, 71a.
"The follpwlngdespatch wos received JunolS:
WAanrsaTov. D. O , June 16, 1808.
"Major-Gin. Mtlti. Tampa. J-'ta.:
"Important biulneea requires your presence here;
repqrt at once.- Answer. .
" R. A. Atozn. Secretary of War.
, MILES'H PLAN OF CAMP1IOK.
"On June 114,1808. 1 submitted a plan ofcam
palen as lollows:
" UliDQC ARTFRS Or THE ABMY, I
"WasuiMoio.v, 1). C, June 'H. I8u8. 1
"Bib: I have the biuor to submit the fuliowlng:
" With the rapture of Baiitl.xo do Cuba it la ex
pected we will hive several thousand Spanish pris
oners; and witu tbe capture or tbe eecond objective
position (Porto Ttlro), now nider consideration, it la
expected we will add to the number, making, it is
hoped. 1n the agttregflto at least 30,000 prisoners
"After the capture or the position next after San
tlaeo do Cuba, It wonld b. In mr Judgment, advisa
ble ta take aomo decp-watrr harbor, on the northern
ooast of Cuba, which wuuld b available, not only
for our army, but alao for tbe navy, a. safe porta for
our tranaporta, supply ships, and naval viasels be
tween Kev West and Porto Itico. It 1. alio important
that we should select aome polut at which to illaeui
barx'our mounted troops and light artillery, with
wbichaurUovemmentis well .tipplie 1. We will have
in a few weeks upward of Ift.oooctvalry. This force,
with the light artillery and a mall body of infantry,
will mako a most formidable army corps with which
to conduct a campaliro in the interior of Cuba.
"Tbe moat available point, it appears to me, wonld
be the harbor of Nuevitaa, which has 2HM fret of
water. Ironi there the command could move to
Porto Principe, one of the principal cltira in tho
l'tlanduf Cuba. Using that as a base, it could move
through the rolling country, which is reported to be
free from yellow fever, to Porou and 1 aguarabon.
and thence to Villa Clara; or. by a more eiutnrrly
route, froni Portu IVincipe to Clego do Avilla; thence
toHpmtuaanl thence to Villa Clara. A. road could
1)6 built at Ihe rat of nvo miles per day aa that army
corjM, marines: also we would find two ratlroid
baaes botween Port" Principe and Villa Clara.
"To move mounted troopi over trom Florida to
Cuba and mako thisrcatrh would undoubtedly con
sume the time up to nearly Ihe 80th of Heptcmber.
" This army rorpe would alio have the assistance
of all the available forces of Garcia and Gomez, and
would by that time be occupying practically two
thirds or the Island of Cnba.
"It no eerlous force was encountered thlsarmycorps
would ojntinuo its march to the south aide of
Havana. If a large force of Spanish troops, sufficient
to check its march, was moved to the vicinity of
Villa Clara, then the entire army with which we pnr
poee to invade Cuba could be moved between the
forces at Villa Clara and Havana, dividing the Span
ish forces and defeating them In detail
" I make thla suggestion as having three advan
tages; Hrit. we could employ at reasonable com
pensation such prisoner, aa desired occupation in
road building; eecond, we could move into the inte
rior of Cuba our latga cavalry command without
serious molestation; third, we would be operating
during the relny or alckly season in tbe most health
ful part, of Onba, practically free from yellow fever,
and at tbe same time be occupying a large portion
of the enemy's territory.
" If this proposition does not meet with favor then,
after the capture of Hintiaeo de Ojba and other
places to the east, we could move tlie entire force to
the weat of Ha van l and conduct the camiia'en from
the deep harbors on that coast. Ujr Judgment, bow
ever, is decidedly in favor of the Urst plan of cam
paign, " Before reaching Villa Clara we would undoubted
ly have upward et no.ooo prisoners, and lr we could,
by Judicious, humane t-eatment, uae them in a way
that would be odvautsiceous to themselves aa well aa
to our interests, I think It would be advisable. There
would be one great daniterln mnriug tbem to our
own territ iry and estibliahluga large camu of piia
oners, and that ia that they would bilnx the genua
of disease with them and spread them among our
own people, aa niauy Ameiicana would have to Le
employ rd ou the ahlp and railroads, together with
the guard J necessary to control them. Very respect
full), "Nemom A. Mn.rs. Uajor-Osneral, Commanding.
" Tbe Secretary of War,
"The main features of the above plan of
i campaign were Submitted In my letters of May
20 and 27.
"Tho following order was reoelved to or
ganize an expedition for operation against the
enemy In Cuba and l'orto ltlco:"
Then follows n copy of Secretary Alger's de
spatch and the report continues:
" While theso movements were In progress
the capture of Forlo Ulco had nlready been de
termined upon and transport wero being
fathered for nn expedition for that purpose,
t was my opinion that during tho Interim be
fore suoh an expedition could be equipped and
organized. It would bo advisable to utilize a
small portion of the, troops then available at
Tampa to take the Ial of I'lnes, off the south
coast of Cuba. It was thou ocoupied by a
very small force of Spanish troops, and
was Wing used as a baso for smuggling
supplies to the Island of Cuba. U
was advisable. In ray opinion, to take tho Isle of
Fines; a It was a healthful sanitarium, entirely
free from yellow fever, swept by the ocean
breezes, had h high altitude, and. there belnc
large publia buildings on the Island, it would
have been most suitable for large hospitals anil
campsxt prisoners. I nlso deemed it advisable
to,uke the deep-water harbor of Nine, on the
north ooast of eastern Cuba, In order to make It
available for our naval ships and .transports in
esse of hurricanes, which were Habit to occur
at that season of tho year, and also for use as a
coaling station. ,,., .. , x. ,
TheTolloweverat this fJme had broken
bn lu Mississippi, nnd Uwaa feared it might
spread over the Southern States. The safety
Of tho military camps was then n. matter of
arent Importance, and after consulting with tho
best, authorities I ndrlsod that tho troops at
Mobile be sent to Mount Vernon, Ala., which
lias boon a refuge for tho garrisons on tho Oulf
for many oars; nlso to Miami.. on the east
const of rlortdn. another Placo of refugo. and
also to Fornandlna, Fla.. In order to Isolnto tho
troops as much as possibly from railroad cen
tres, where thoy would bo llko)y to bocoino In
fected by this travelling public. I nlso recom
mended that a portion of tho troops nt Ghlckn
mnuga bo sent to Fornandlna nml nlso to Vorto
Ulco, tincl at tho same tlrno .suggested that
troops bo Mntloned In the Loudoun nndShoa
nndoah valleys, in tho vlelnltyof Antletnm.nnd
on wng Island Mound. Theso recommenda
tions wore made In order tonvoiil overcrowd
ing the. larger camps nt Chlokamauga and
CnrnpAleer."
Oen. Miles then gives an aovoutit of the sail
ing of Hen. Slmftor's command and Its hnd
Jng In Santiago. Including u number of official
despatches. He continues by describing his
own sailing for Hnntlngo on July H. Then fol
lows along account of uen. Mlles's coufcience
with Admiral Sampson regarding plans of co
oporatlon botweon tho land and naval forces
and of Oen. Mlles's Intorvlows wl'li Gcu. Toral
regarding the surrender or Santiago. Oen.
Miles mnkes It npr.o tr. lv his own statements
nnd by the use ot ulllclnl telegram nuit letters,
that ho himself ronitucted tho nesntltitlons for
the surrender of the province, nnd snys toward
the conclusion of tho repot: on this subject
that ho sent, word to Oen. Shatter, allowing tho
latter to appoint commissioners to dmw up
articles of capitulation, A mutter of Interest,
lit , tho report In connection with Gen.
Mlles's presenco In Santiago nt this timn
Is the Inclosure ot tho two telegrams-one of
them from Shaftor to Miles, mildly protesting
against being apparently deprived ot his com
mnnd, and from Mllos to Hhnftor. tllsolnlmlng
any Intention to supersede tho latter, although
stating thnt ho must naturally use his preroga
tive ns the commandlniT General of tho army,
and that ho was present In Santiago by ex
plicit authority ot tho Frcsldent and Secretary
of War.
Gen. Miles concludes his report with a full ac
count of tho preparation for moving on Forto
Itico and of tho campaign Itself In tho smaller;
Island. Tho report contains this paragraph
in rcgnrd to tho lucronseof the regular army:
"For several years I have urged the Impor
tance ot tho Government's adopting a standnrd
nf strength for Its military forces that should
be commensurate with tho Interests of tho
Governmont In its growth and davolopmont
and proportionate to its population nnd wealth.
Spasinodla vibration from n weak and In
effective nrmy to one ot gigantic proportions
does not seem to bobcat for thn welfare and
safety of tho nation, nnd I think It more ju
dicious for the Government to fix a certain
percentage of trained military mon in propor
tion to tho population. Tho army would there
by have a more healthy growth aa the nation
develop.. In fact, thissvHtem.lf oncendopted.
would bo as praoticahlo for one hundred
years ns for a slnglo decado. Thn art
of war was never so muoh nn oxact
science ns at tho present time. The
appliances used in modern warfare are con
stantly changing and nro steadily increasing
In olTectlvo forco : so that It Is of tho utmost Im
portance that tho (lovernment should have tho
most skilled and efficient forces practicable. I
therefore renew my formqr recommendation
thnt tho Government authorize enlistments In
tho nrmy at tho rate of ono soldlor to every
1.000 or tho population. This would practically
continue In service tho same numborasdoes
tho act of Congress approved April 20. 1808,
nuthorirlng thoincrossn of tho regular army,
provided for. viz.. 02.570 mon: but unfortu
nately there was a provision In that act which
required tho nrmy to bo reducod to Its former
peace basis, which wan entirely Inadequate to
the needs nnd Interests of tho Government,
"I also recommend that Congress authorlzo
an auxiliary force ot native troops, to bo of
ficered principally bv United States Array of
ficers, for service In Forto ltlco. Cuba, and tho
Philippine Islands, not to exceed two soldiers
to every 1.000 of the population of thoso Isl
ands. This would give the United States a
most valuable auxiliary force. It would p tolfy
the native elements of tho Islands, and would
be In the Interests of economy and good gov
ernment. This force could be used in a way
similar to tho mounted pollco In Canada and
the Urltlsh forcos In Egypt nnd India. V
"I recommend that Congress be requested to
take.lmroediate action upon this question of
increasing the nrmy. as 1 consider it of vltnl
importance. If tho systom I have suggosted Is
adopted It would give us very nearly an avail
able force ot 100,000 men, and would enable
the volunteers who enlisted for the war to bo
returned to their homos without delay."
AitMr onDBits.
Officers to Re Examined for Promotion
llonornble Discharges.
Wabhikotos, Nov. 10. Theso army ardors
wero published to-day by the War Department:
A board 'of officers Is appointed to meet at Van
couver Barracks, Washington, for' the examination
of Officers for'promotlon. The following-named of
ficers will report foreiamlnatlon: First Heat, Charles
P. George, Sixteenth Infantry; First Lieut. Joseph
P. O'Kell, Twenty-nfth Infantry, and Second Lieut.
Albert S. Brookes, Eighteenth Infantry. '
, LteuL-CuI. James U. Maishall, Deputy Quarter-master-Oencral,
now at Lexington, Ey will proceed
to Ban Francisco for assignment to duty ai Chief
Quartirmaater of that department.
A board of officer is appointed to meet at Colum
bus Barracks, Ohio, for the examination of officers
for promotion. The following named officers will
report for examination: First Lieut. William C.
Wrenu. Seventeenth Infantry ; Pirt Lieut. Prank J.
Morrow, Seventeenth Infantry (promoted from rtec
ond Lieutenant, Filth Infantry, subject to examina
tion); First Lteut.'Will am A. Itaibourn, Tenth Infan
try (promoted from rk-conii Lieutenant, Fourth In
fantry, subject to examination): First Lieut. Robert
H. Offley. Seventh Infantry (promoted from Second
Lieutenant, Tenth Infantry, subject to examination);
Second Lieut. Alexander T. Orenshine, Seventeenth
Infantry; Second Lieut. Ira L. Keevs, Seventeenth
Infanty, and Second Lieut. Charles D. Roberta, Sev-
Veterinary Burgeon B. W. Service, Tenth Cavalry,
la discharged from tbe service of the United States.
Capt. Jefferson Wilcox. Third United States Volun
teer Infantry, will proceed to his home and report
br tolc.'raph for ruriher orJers.
Post Chaplain Jamea W. Ultlman la relieved from
duty at tort lteno, Oklahoma "territory, and will
report to tbe commanding officer, Plattaburg bar
racks, N. T for temporary duty,
Firat Lieut. Frank Fechter, Forty-aevonth New
York Infantry, will, upon compleUng tho dutyaa
algned to him at Fort Adams, B. I., proceed to join
hia regiment in Porto ltlco.
Major Charlta II. Ueyl.Inepector-General. will pro
ceed to San Jnan. Porto ltlco, for assignment to duty
aa Inspector-General.
Oapt. Clyde D. V. Hunt, Assistant Quartermaster.
Is relieved from duty with the Seventh Army Corps
aud will proceed to Havana, Cuba, and report in per
son to the commanding General of the United States
troops for aerignment to duty aa an assistant to Col.
Charles Williams, Depot Quartermaster.
Col. Francis L. Ouentlier. Fourth Artillery, and
llaior William A. Simpson, Assistant Adjutant-General,
are detailed aa membera of the board of officers
appelated to meet at the Army Medical Muaeum
bulldlne in this city for service therewith only dur
ing the examination of such officer, aa may have
been reported by the boards as physically disquali
fied for promotion.
The following officers hare been honorably dis
charged from the volunteer army: First Lieut. Ot
way W, Itasb, aialstant anrgeon; Lleut.-Ool. John
Van It. Uoff, chief surgeon; Lieut, -Oil. Valory Hs
vard, chief surgeon; Capt. Alexander J. Taylor, First
Delaware Infantry; Capt. Frank D. Newberry, Thirty-second
Michigan Infantry; Second Llent. Rudolph
J. Baas, Thirty-fourth Michigan Infantry; Major
Martin L, Pocht, brigade surgeon.
Navnl Orders,
WAsnisciTON, Nov. 10. These navy orders
have been published:
Lieut. F. B. Boyca, from Norfolk Navy Yard and
home; Lieut, A. F. Long, from tbe Minneapolis to
the Saratoga; Passed As.nUnt Surgeon L. L. Young,
from the Baltimore and home: Passed Assistant Bur
geon W. F. Arnold, from the iteaolute and home.
A Court-Martial Will 1'ollow If the Maria
Teresu Is Found,
WAsniNo.TOK.Nov.10. Lieutenant-Commander
Ira Uarrls.who commanded tho Maria Teresa
up to tho time of her abandonment, has been
detached from the repair ship Vulcan and or
dered to the receiving ship Franklin at Nor
folk. It is regarded as certain In naval olrcles
that a court-martial will follow If the Maria
Teresa Is found atloat or stranded on a beaoh
anywhere, A court of Inquiry will surely be
held, even It the cruiser is nnt found. The de
tail ot tliu coutt has already been arranged
und the tlmo nnd place of meeting decided In
anticipation ot n report from thu officers sent
to search lor tbe Mario, Teresa.
Funeral of Private ScoUeld.
Mattsawan, Not. 10. The funeral of Flih
kill's dead hero. Private B. A.' Scpdeld of the
Seventy-first Keglmont, was held In this town
this afternoon. It was largely attended by the
military companies and secret sooletles of the
town. Fifteen members of Company K. Seventy-first
Regiment, to which the young sol
dier belonged, were present. Private Hooncld
was killed ut Santlagonn July 1 at the battle ot
Ban Juan hill. The remains were burled with
military honors In the FUhklll Itural Cem
etery, Gen. Lawton'a New Assignment.
Washington, Not, 10. Major-Qon. Lawtnn
who was for n. time following Uen. Shatter's
depariuro In command of thu troops In Santi
ago, but who. Is novv pn leave of absence, has
been oidorod to Washington to consult with
the Socrctary ot War. It Is tho Intention ot
the Secretary to sond Gen. Lswtou to Havana
and other Cuban cities to study the problom of
policing tho larger towns and to Investigate
the, feasibility o! employing uatlve Cubans In
police service
Cruiser New York In Hampton IXoadi.
Nogrouc, Ya,, Nov. 10, The orulser Now
York arrived In Hampton Boads thla afternoon
from New York. She Is the first vessel of the
squadrou to rendervoua In the Roads this
winter.
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EXPERTS TALK WARSHIP.
xuitx nicriEtr xittc zkssoxs tavqut
Jir XlltS JtKCKNT WAR.
Opening Seaslons of the Annunl Meeting of
the Society nf Nnvnl Architects and Ma
rine Knglneers Torpedo Uoats Come
In for a Lnrge Slinre of Discussion.
Tho first day's sessions ot tho sixth annual
meeting of tho Society of Naval Architect nnd
Marina Englnoors wero hold yostordny In tho
American Socloty ot Moclinhleal Engineers'
building. 12 Wost Thirty-first street. About
100 members and others woro prcsont, nnd out
eltlo of tlie regular tonics ot discussion thoro
woro most Interesting rovlows ot tho great les
sons of the recent war. President Clobient A.
Orlscom called tho mooting to order mid deliv
ered an address In which he said that the laurels
of naval victory In tho wnrwIthSpaln were great
enough for the sailors to share them with tho
designers nnd builders ot tho Amorlcan ships.
IIo,epoko of the rapid and offnctlvo conversion
of-the vessels purchased by tlio Government.
Ho predicted that tho acaulsltlon of distant In
sular territory would oxerclso a marked offoct
on'our shipbuilding Industry, and might be the
turning point from which this nation would
commonco to regain lta once proud position In
maritime affairs. He also spoko of tho Increas
ing Importance ot shipbuilding, adding that wo
woro not only cngagod In building ships for
foreign nations, but had now under wny In six
teen shipyards fifty-two vossols for our own
navy
Assistant Naval Const ructorLawronco Bpear
read a paper on " Dllgo Keels and Rolling Ex
periments U. S. S. Oregon." It rovlownd tho
fact that during the building ot tho battleships
Oregon, Indiana, nnd Massachusetts It was de
cided. In order to facilitate docking, to omit tho
thirtr-lnch bilge keels which thooriglnal plans
provided for, but that thoy woro afterward
added'to tho Oregon at tho Puget Round Naval
Station. Their slzo nndshapo woro modified,
to retain caso in docking, to thirty-tour Inches
at tho ends, tapering to fourteen inches amid
ships. Experiments mado beforo and after tho
keels wero In placo, by swinging her turrets
and running 3M men back and forth across
her deck, showed thnt the portod of the ship's
roll was Inoreased from 7.0 seconds to 7.83 oo
ondsi Navnl Constructor Bowles said ho hoped
that bllgo keels would novor bo omtttod from
auothor -battleship, "even If wo havo to build
now dry" docks or ropalr old onos."
Mr. Bowles tend a paper by O. W. DIcklo,
manager ot tho Union Iron Works of San Fran
cisco, on "Tornedo-Boat Destroyers for Sea
Service, with Special Iteforonco to the Condi
tions that Prevail on the Paciflo Coast." Tho
paper had been rewritten since tho war with
Spain, although Its author said that tho opin
ions In It had not boen entirely formed slnco
then. Among other things tho paper said :
" The conditions of service are not altogether
those that war produces. A seaworthy vessel
must possess many and varied uualitfen npatt
from those belonging to tho special scrvlco in
which tho vessel Is ongagod. A essel built
with tho special object in view of carrying
largo cargoes nt a low rato of upeod and a low
ratu ot lrolght must havo. besides tho capacity
to carry, tho ability to safely meet-the storm
conditions ot tho ocean on which she and her
cargo nrc borne. A Inst passengor steamship,
built with tho special objoct in viow of obtain
ing tho grontcst possible speed within thu pay
ing limits of tho service, must still conform to
the stern requirements that tho ocean imposes
on all those who 'go down to tho sea In ships
and do business In tho great waters.'
" A torpedo-boat destroyor must possess
other qualities than thoso necessary for tho de
struction of torpedo boats. In fact, tho de
stroyer must bo a soa-golng vessel, ablo to re
main nt soa with tho floot to which she is
attached or to mako Independent voyages.
"Thetorpcdoboatlslntendod.lt tho writer
understands the purpose for which suoh craft
are designed, us u part of harbor or coast de
fence to bo kept undor shelter until a chance
occurs for her to dart out, under cover of night
or fog. and attempt to sink a hostile vessel or
vessels. Her work Is, therofooC, short nnd
sharp, requiring a supreme effort, well di
rected ana of short duration.
"Tho work of tho torpodo-boat destroyor is
to prevent tho torpedo-boat attack, and is.
therefore', performed in open water. She must
keep tho sea with the attacking lleot, watching
everyplace of refugo for a torpedo boat. She
mnst, therefore, possess speed equal to that ot
the torpedo boat; a battery powerful onough
to destroy her; seagoing qualities to enable
her to Veep a watch in spite ot weather. She
should be able to coyer long distances nt a
high nvto ot speed and In stormy weather. Tho
Hoot to which she is attached should not bo de
layed and hampered by guarding her from
harm; she ought, instead, to bo able In all
kinds ot weather to act as a scout in advance
of the fleet, keeping tho larger vessels Informed
ns to tho whereabouts of a possible enemy.
Buch would bo an idenl tornedo-boat destroyer.
"It cannot ho said that the present typo of
torpedo-bont destroyer comos near moetlng
these requlretrfonts. Quite a largo number of
destrojersnow moet the requirements in the
matter of sneod, it roqulred. for a short time
only, in smooth water and f stro Is in good or
der: but tho ono quality ot speed has been made
paramount to all other qualities to such an ox
tent that tho full speed can only be reached
when tho conditions nrc such that tho sea
going qualities can lie neglected."
Thn nanArniitllnfMl the ftflrtfoial ntinlltfn. tnr
seaworthiness and nblllty to mnke long-dls-tanco
pins at high speod which tho great dis
tance between harbors and the rough weather
of the Paclllo coast necessitate, and the greater
rndiusof action which a destroyer for Borvlco
In the Hawaiian Islands should havo. A boat
Is then doscribed whluh the author conceives
would bo tho correct thing. Hor longth Is glvon
as .50 foot: displacement. 040 tons; main
tained speed, .5 knots.
Questions raised by this paper wero taken up
in connection with n topical discussion on
"The Utility of Torpedo lloats. and Has tho
Submarine Boat a Place ?" It was suggostod
that the boat proposed by Mr. DIcklo was a.
torpedo cruiser or gunboat rather than a torpedo-boat
destroyor. although it was admitted
that suoh a vessel would bo a desirable addi
tion to the navy. Mr. Dickie's contention that
as n mattor of fact tho .'10-knot destroyers
could not maintain that rato ot speod was also
disputed. As to the utility of torpedo boats,
Mr. Bowles read communications from
officers who had commandod somo of tho
torpedo boats during the war. They claimed
thnt the boats were of great utility, but
that lack of drill and an Insufficient com
plement ot officers and men accustomed to tho
service had rendered them loss useful to tho
Unltod States than thoy might havo been. It
was urged that types of torpedo boats should
be' systematized and standardized, and that
picked mon should be drilled In handling them.
Lieut. Albert P. Nlblack, who was one who
wrote on the subjoct, strongly deplored the
hauling ont of the torpedo boats that has been
ordered. The prnctlco ot foreign nations, nota
bly Austria. In maintaining them always ready
for sorvlco was highly praised.
Assistant Naval Constructor R. M. Watt
said that he considered the Morris type of tor
pedo boat tho most e melon t yet tried, and that
tho best type next larger in size was tho 400 or
GOO ton destroyor. which should possess many
of the characteristics proposed by Mr. Dickie.
Ho also spoko ot tho' necessity of high-speed
vcshoIs for use ns despatch boats a service for
which torpedo boats are not at all fitted, al
though so used during the wnr with Spain.
A communication from Lieutenant-Commander
Kimball, who was In command of the
torpedo boat division on the North Atlantic
Station during this war, on tne use nf the sub
marine boat, was read. It stated the belief
that such vessels were as necessary for day at
tack on armored ships ns torpedo boats were
for night nttneks, and thnt the objection fre
quently made to them, that one cannot see
underwater, was morn than counterbalanced
by their own Invisibility. Ho said that thoy
also had a second use that of attacking shore
batteries and ships with aerial torpedoes.
Stevenson Taylor, who occupied the chair,
said thnt tho war with Spain had not taught
much concerning the use ot torpedo boats, as
there had been no fair test of them In tho es
pecial work they were designed to do,
A second session of the meeting will bo held
to-dny, and a banquet will be given at Del
monlco's to-night. To-morrow more than
sxtv members ot the society will accept an
Invitation ot the Bethlehem Iron Works to In
spect the plant at South Bethlehem. The man
ufacture and testing of armor plate and tho
forging of crank shafts and big guns are In
progress there, and thero may be a firing test
at a completed armor plato.
Lieut. Wnntboro Buried with Military Don
ora. Albant. Not. 10. The remains of Second
Lieut. Thomas A. Wanaboro of the Seventh
United' States Infantry were hurled with mili
tary honors to-day. Lieut. Wansboro was
among the first to fall at Santiago. His body
arrived here yesterday afternoon and was taken
to the armory, where it remained under mili
tary guard all night Thousands vlsltod the
armory to view tlie casket in which the body
lay. In tho funeral prnc-sslon from tho armory
to the church, the 110th Battalion and other
local military organizations acted as a military
oscort.
. Movements, of Naval Vessels.
WABUINO.T0N, Nov. 10. The Cincinnati left
Santiago yesterday and arrived at Port Anto
'nlo to-day. The Peoria arrived at San Juan,
Porto Rlop, yesterday. The Solace lelt San
Juan for Ponce to-duy. . The collier Abarenda.
which was sent to Bahls. Brazil, with. coal for
the battleships Iowa and Oregon, left Bahla for
(Hampton Roads to-day,
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ATTITUDE OF TllB CVJJASX
A Letter from President Maso to Fresldent
McKlntey.
WAsnmoTos, Nov. 10. A copy of tho letter
fromTroslilent Maso to President MoKlnley,
stating Ihe altltudo of tho Cubans, ha been
received here. It is In pdrtns follows;
"Even If thero ho no direct relations between
tho American. flov6rnmentnnUhnCubnii Coun
cil, there, can bt no denial that thofe Is' a funda
mental agreement as to our ends. The logic ot
ovents lias" Imposed it nnd will also Imposo It
in our lino of action. Tha Cuban revolution
slnco Its tncoptlon has had, and to-day it has
moro than over, for Its aim tho independence
of Cuba, so as 'to, establish in It n domocratlo
ropubllo, For a long tlmo tho Cubans had soon
that It wos Imposslblo to glvo a final and con
venient solution to tho problem arising out ot
tho Interests of Cuba without first destroying
tho first ohstaelo which opposed It, ,
"The people and Govohfmont of theUnitod
8tatos, Ihterostcd for many reasons In tho con
dition ot affairs In Cuba, understood nlso that
for tho Solution of tho Cuban question It was
lndlsponsablo that Spain should abandon tho
island forever, and tho United Statcs.when thoy
docldod to interveno in our affairs, commenced
by solemnly declaring our Independence. And
thoy understood also, as we understood, that
tho Indopendonco was only tho first step lnvour
problom, bo ns to clvo nn opportunity to the
Cubans to constitute a respcctablo Govern
ment, capnblo ot fulfilling its Internal ns woll
ns its International dutios. Nono others havo
been our alms.
"Wo can snythat the American peoploand
their aovornmont havo reeognlzod our ling, on
they havo recognized the Independence of
Cuba; havo decreed the. cessation of tho
sovereignty of Spain ovor the island, and hnv o
assortod their doternilnntlon to pacify tho
Island, nnd, when thnt Is accomplished, to
leave tho govornmont and control of thu island
to Its people.
" For this roason tho Government's Council,
as tho supremo authority of tho revolution, has
Inspired all Its Acts In the aim of sustaining
and aiding tho policy of tho American Govern
ment. As soon as hostilities begun bctwron
tho United States and Spain it diroctod thu
lenders of tho Cuban forcos tocoOpcrntc In tho
campaign ot tho Amorlcan forcos. and after tho
hostilities woresusponded it had ordered the
CubnnArmy losuspond operations nlso.
"We nro novv fnco to face with a series of
problems entailing tho final pacification ot the
Island and tho establishment of n Government
chosen by tho will of nil tho Cubnns. Wo be
lieve it our duty to lay boforo tho American
Government tho conduct we aro to follow.
"All political relations with Spain having
been broken off and Spanish rulo being dcnlod
by us nnd Ignored by tho United States, whllo
ours is rospooted and remains In force, wo hnv o
resolved to maintain It nnd strengthen It so
that It shnll constitute tho nucleus around
which all tho living forces of tho country shall
concentrate, und so that It shall bo the legal
starting point Tor all tho futuro developments
of Cuban politics.
"Complying with our Constitution, tho only
lognl law which to-day In Cuba has force, wo
havo called for an assembly or representatives
to meofon Oct. lOso thnt tho urgent questions
dealing with the present nnd future of Cuba
shall be discussed and determined. The renson
of our resolution can bo easily understood.
Whon the representatives ot tho Cuban pcoplo
in armn assembled at JImnguay In September.
1803, they agreed upon nnd 'voted a Constitu
tion in conformity to the necessities ot the wnr.
This Constitution was to last (or two years un
ices the war ended before. Thoso two yenrs
hnvlng terminated, the Assembly mot again nnd
decreed tho present Constitution, and organ
ized Mio present Government. This Constitu
tion states that when thulnilopondancoof Cuba
shall havo been attained n now Assembly of
Representatives shall be called to provido for
tho provisional administration and govern
ment of the republic until tho final constituent
Assembly shall have met. It Is that Assembly
of Representatives, which we have called to-
rrether. nnd which is not to establish a llnol po
itlcal status for Cubn, but to fncllltato Its ac
complishment! The Government Council wns
constituted fdr tho war period: ItssphoroQf
action ends with the, peace. I has not tho
moans to establish the broad basis ot a rule for
all the elements which must participate in the
publlcatralrsofCuba. ' r
"Thus tho final Government In Cuba will be
born ot lows and Institutions genuinely Cuban,
and thero wilt exist In the Island n legal ontlty
which, with the co-operation of tho American
Government, will Attend to tho settlement ot
gravo questions relating to the reconstruction
nnd organization of a people who are suffering
from tho disastrous effect ot.a warthathas
brought them to n most critical condition. Fal
lowing this lino ot conduct wo shall give our
most efficient aid to the American Government.
Its tasg is our task, and thn policy of the United
States Inspires us with full faith and wn have
absolute confidence In Its intentions., Wo aro
in duty bound to keep united the revolutionary),
elements, so as to direct them for the best in
terests Intrusted to us. In that way, while wo
give practical proof ot our gratitude to the
American pooplo and their Government, we
also tako pains to fulfil the mission Imposed
upon us.
" We will stand by those men who havo sacri
ficed everything for tbe welfare ot their coun
try, and we nro ready to answor for our con
duct. This doos not mean that the Amorlcan
Government shall not provide for tho imme
diate guarantee of ordor and tranquillity of
Cuba. Tho United States will attend to this
directly, and for that purpose; will occupy with
tholr troops certain garrisoned towns of tho
Island. These will not prevent tho free work
ing of the civil Institutions for tho period ad
interim,
"No one will bo authorized to speak In tho
namo of Cuba but thoso persons who, with tho
alms ana ends heretofore expressed, have been
and may be empowered by the Cubans. Thug
wo shall have tho full assurance that the
American policy will attain Its high and noblo
object without any conflicts or difficulties, and
that Cuba very shortly will enjoy the Inestima
ble boon-ole object of all her desires to con
stitute a serious Government, the asylum of
liberty, tho security ot order, and the guarantee
of tho rlghtBpf all Its Inhabitants, which shall
be tho cornerstone ot Us futuro woalth and
prosperity."
XUE CATUOLIC CIIUJICIT Of CUBA.
Archbishop of Havana Accepts the Changs
of Sovereignty in a Pnstoral tetter.
WasBinqtoit, Nov. l6. Tho Archbishop of
Havana has Issued a pastoral letter, which has
been ordered to be read to all the churches in
Cuba under his jurisdiction. It says:
"Tho Lord, who Is the foundor of all king
doms and who disposes ot them according to
His own holy will, always adorable, has per
mitted that this Island, discovered by the
great Columbus and clvlllzod by Spain, shall
cease to pertain to the mother country and
shall bo constituted a nation of Itself. Who
shall dare to ask the reasons or tho causes ot
' this of the King ot kings and tho Lord of ttho
universe? It Is certain that no man of faith
who adores the divine providence will Seek to
so Inaulre. What God does is well done. Al
though, the heroic flag-of Spain has ceased to
wave oyer the country wtileh she civilized and
evangelized, we will never cease In our lovo
and feeling for the mother country, but as de
vout Christians wo must say," 'Tho wilKof the
Lord shall be rulllHed; the Lord giveth and the
Lord taketh away; blessed bo tho name of, tho
Lord.
"Wo are firmly convinced that tho change of
sovereignty Is for the good ot tho oountry and
Is well, because It is: done by tho words and
deeds of God, who always ministers unto thoso
who love him. We do not believe that It Is
necessary to say moro to our congregations to
secure their, devotion andladherenco to tho
Church under the new conditions.
"Many people of goodilntentlons fear for tho
future of the Church In this Island as noon aa
the new policy will he Inaugurated nnd others
are happy over the hellefuhut the Church will
lose lta influence disappear completely, and
be vanquished by tho Protestant: but in truth
the llrst have nothing to fear, and tho second
have no oause to be happy at such a thought.
We aro not certain that the Cuban or tempo
rary American Government to be established
will direct the destinies of the Church, but. on
the other hand, wo aro certain that the Church
will be left free and unrestrained to pursue Its
course tor good. The war has been a political
one ana not a religious one. ,
"We .havo assurances from the Cubans and
the Americans that tbe Church will be resneot
ed. During tho entire war there has not been
a single Instance known of insult or attaok
upon any ot the olergr or agents ot tha Churoh,
hut, on the contrary, the Insurgents and the
Americans hava always respected our priests
and permitted them to pass tholr lines and to
administer the Holy Sacrament to the dying
and read the mass to the troops. .
"We nro certain that with a Cuban Govern
ment tho Churoh would be In harmony and
would oe respected, both as to her liberty and
property. Whllo we believe that under the
new Stat of affairs the Church will not be sus
tained by the Government, as lias been the
case under , Spanish rule, yet wo know that
the Church will live and prosper and will meet
with tlissamo merited success as In other
countries where similar conditions exist. In
the meantime the Churoh has sufficient prop
erty to sustain ltshlt und to help Its poorTuntll
tho economic condition of the country .becomes
improved. In the meantime the clergy will
continue Its ministry as heretofore, with the
same official assignments, and we beg of the
I congregations that they bo sustained."
New nullrtlng.
Plans were filed with, the. Department of
Buildings yesterday lor the tollowjpg: . '
By David Einstein, owner, for a two-story
stable 'at north aids ot Nlnety-slith street.
m feet fast of Boulevard ; architect-', De Lemos
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Ilnrvey's Alleged. Second Wfe Misting from
Iter Home.
The pollco were asked.yestordnr ta look for
Elizabeth Clslro Loughrsn. SO years old, of 4.14
West Fltty-otghth street. Who disappeared from
hor homo last Sunday.. 'Mlsi Loughran, who.
until two weeks ago, supposed that she was
Mrs, Potcr Paul .Porter, Is tho complainant In a
ensoof bigamy nowt ponding against William
H.Harvoy, Harvey is outon ball awaiting trlnl:
Tho Loughran girl's glstcr Molly, her grand
parent.' with whom sho lived In West Flfty
olgltlh street, nnd her lawyers. Greontlul A;
Grcchthal. all assume that sho has been ab
ducted and lntimnto thnt there Is somo connec
tion between hor disappearance and tho
bigamy case.
Harvey was.arrestod on Nov. - nnd nrralgnod
on th j following! day In tho Wost 1'itty-fourth
Stroot Pollco Court. Tho ,two women jwho
claimed him as n husband wero both thore.
'Mrs. Anna M. Harvey testified that 4ho had mar
tried the prl.onnron April 15,1805,attlllngham
iton. Miss Loughran sn.ld.thnt Hnrvoy had rop
'rosentod himself to her as being Dr. Peter Paul
Porter, n housd.physlclnn in Roosevelt Hospi
tal, and declnreirthat sho'hatl married htm on
Ort. . 1808. Each woman producod a mar
rlngo certificate In evldonco.
Hafvoy waived examination and was hold for
trlnl.
Miss Loughran recellvod a noto last Frldny
might asking her to 'bo 17ith stroot and
Third avenue .on the following afternoon to
lenrn something to her advantage. The noto
was signed " A. P. T."
The young wonian did not keep tho appoint
ment, but hor unftlc, James Connolly, a fore
man In tho Street (JJaunlug' Department, went
to tho street cornor referred to In the message
and romuniod all ihonftornoon to seo who ap
peared. No ono did, according to hlsatory.
A young man. who snld that ho was a Inwyor,
called on MIsh lxu;ghron at her homo on Satur
day evening nnd.had a long talk with her. Sho
would not tcjl any member ot her family what
tho lawyer had talked nliout.
, On Sunday morning Miss Loughran wont out
with hor Bister Molly for n wnlk. Thoy ro
turnodto the Iiou.ro at ill o'clock. Elizabeth,
tho younger woman, appeared to bo restless.
Sho would not tako hor hat and coat off. nnd
frequently looked nt horwntch. Atllo'clouk
sho snld thnt she was going Into the front
room to llo down Sho left tho house instead,
and her friends havo not 'seen hor since
IIB FBLT. AT CA3IP 3VCAI4T.A.
Butgera College Unveils n Tablet In Memory
. of Dr. John'Illnlr Gibbs, II, R. M. C.
New BnuxBwicK. N. J Nov. 10. Rutgors
College celebrated Its, 132d anniversary In
Kirkpatrlck Chapel this morning. A tablet was
unveiled to tho momnfy of Dr. John Blair
Gibbs of Now York city, who fell in tho flrtjt
land conflict of the Spanish war, thnt ot tho
marines and Spanish guerrillas at Cnmp Mc
Calla. Gunntahamo. on Juno 12. 1808. Tho
tablet was presented by Prof. Robert W. Pren
tiss, who, with Dr. Gibbs. graduated from
Rutgers In the class. of 1878.
William K. Van Reypon. M. D.. Surgeon-General
of the Unltod States Navy and head of tho
corps ot which Dr. Gibbs was a member, told
how Dr. Gibbs had forsaken n lucratlvo prnc
tlco and enlisted In his country's service.
Cant. George F. Elliott. United States Marino
Corps, told Of the action In which Dr. Gibbs
was killed, and in which he hlmaelt wasn par
ticipant. It was In the hottest and most deter
mined attack on tho United States marine
cnmp at 1 A. 31. that Surgeon Gibbs fell. Tho
Spaniard1) woro firing from threo sides of tho
camp, nnd u bullet struck Dr. Gibbs In tho
head. His fnnerat took placo under fire, but
tho Spaniards alter a time ceased their volleys.
Capt. Elliott declared that ho believed that the
enemy respected tho sad mission of tho
murines. .
Proposed N'ntionnl Cometcrir in Santiago.
Washington, Nov. 10.-TheWnrDcpartment
is considering the establishment pf a national
cemetery near tho city of Santiago, Cuba, whore
the American soldiers who died fighting bo
foro that city can be Interred. It Is, altogether
probable that a site for a national burying
ground will be laid off Boon attor tho occupa
tion of tho Island by tho American forces.
Where tho families of tho departed heroes pre
fer'that the remains ot their loved onos be
brought to their native country for their last
resting placo their wishes will be respected,
but it is-thought that friends of a majority of
the Santiago deid will prefer that they be
buried in the land for whose freedom they died.
It's Mrs, Silverman That Gets the Dlvoroe.
Mrs. Fepplna A. Silverman has obtained an
absolute dlvorco, from Robert IT. Silverman,
once a largo hat manufacturer, from Justice
Stover of 'tho Supremo Court on the report of
George C. Austin, referee. The Sllvermans
wero married In 1881 and their differences
arose soon after tho'wifo met W. Chauncey
Floyd-Jones at Narragansatt Pier in tne sum
raor ot 1801. Silvermnn brought stilt against
Jones to recover $100,000 for the alienation of
her affections, but that suit was droppod as
well aB a dlvorco suit tho'husband brought.
Real Estate Private Sales.
Frederick F. Ayer of Lowell. Mass., tho head
of-tho well-known proprietary drug company,
has purchased from Well A Mayor the five
Btory building on lot 25x150, No. U01 Broadway,
about 75 feet south ot Houston street. Mr.
Ayer now owns No. 003 nnd intends to convert
both parcels Into a modern fireproof ntore und
loft building. Tho purchaso prico is said to be
about $140,000.
Charles E. Schuyler A Co. havo sold forC. T.
Barney to Mrs. Hannah Hllller tho plot55x
100, on tho northeast cornorotlOthBtreatand
Amsterdam avonuo. The buyer will erect two
flvo-story flats.
Francis M. Jencks has sold to a Mr. Pickens
tho plot. 54.7x100x50x128.4. on tho west side of
tho Boulevard, running through to tho oast
sldo of West End nvenuo. 50 feet south of 100th
street. Tho buyor will erect a largo apartment
houso.
Alexander k Green havo sold forthoDun
sheo estate to John A. Donald tho plot ot ten
lots, l'-'oilOO.lO, on lUOth street nnd 140th
stroot. 75 feet west of the Boulevard.
David Stowart has sold for Joseph Guthorn
to H. W. Romington tho throo-story and base
ment brownstono dwelling. Ox50xO4, No. 88
Conv ont avenue.
W. It. Taylor lk Son have sold No. 405 East
Twenty-eighth street, also Nos. 400. 408 nnd
410 East Twenty-ninth street, for a sum aggre
gating about $75,000.
tiuuus ncuit iiu (uu ior si. J.neenan me
new llvo-story und basement, steam-heated
apartment houso, 5xl00. No. 1118 Wost ll.th
street, for SHO.tKX).
Slavvson fc Hobbs have sold for William T.
Evans of Mills A Gibb to O. W. Luyster, a
builder, tho Iot.'25xl00. adjoining tho Church
ot tho Divine Paternity and 150 feet west of
Central Park West
The same brokers have also sold for Henry
A. C. Taylor to C. W. Luyater a lot. 5xl0.2,on
tho south sldo of Heventy-slxth street, 175 west
of Control Park West, for about $.10,000.
Mandolbaum &, Lewlne havo purchased
from the Brooks estato the four-story build
ings, on plot 102 -x70. Nos. 11(1 to 120 Chorry
stroot, nnd also Nos. SCI to SO Catharine streot.
The Ernst-Marx-Nathan Company has sold to
Georgo A. Green tho framo dwelling with lot
nn tho east side of Eighth avenue, 125 feet
north of 154th street, tor about $8,000: also to
Isnao Landsberg the throe lots nn the east sldo
of Third avenue, between 173d and 174th
streets, adjoining' tlie publlo school, 75x00.
The buyer will nt once erect four-story flats
with stores.
.Charles Riley has sold to Mrs. Julia Fleish
man tho block front 201x100 and 120. on tho
west sidq ot Madison avenue, between 110th
and 120th ht recta.
The . Petty.. SoulanV Walker Realty Cora
pany has sold to 8. W. Hendrlckson tho four
Btorvflat. 25x100, No. HvTeasdale place, for
about $17,000. 1 N
The snroo company has, sold to a Mr. Henly
two lots. 50x100. on tho west sldo of Elton
avenue, fltty-ono feet north of 100th street, foe
Immediate Improvement.
B.W.- Hendrlckson. has sold to the Petty,
Soulard A Walker Realty Company three lots,
esoh 70x80, on tho wost side of Brook avenue,
150 feet south of .108th street, on prlvato
terms.
It Is reported that William .F. Pepper hasriur
ehasod tho five-story double flats, 25.0x100, on
tho southeast corner of Eighth avenue and
123d street, for about $47,500.
Real Estate Auction Sales.
. At tho 'Now York Real Estate Salesroom yes
terday William M, fly an sold. In foreclosure.,
tho olffht threo-atory;rtone-front dwellings, on '
plot 150xfH 11. on tho north sldo ot West 102d
street, 305 feet eastnf Elovcnth avenue, to W.
H.BellaiiBorfor J0..000; also. In pnrtitlon. to
John Dlmoa for (Vio.IOO. tho plot. (SM. 1x104.0
xObXixlltl.l. on the north sldo of Third street,
running through to Fourth street, 100,10 feet
east of Lewis, street. With all right, tltlp and In
terest to land, undor wntcr and dock rights.
John N.Ooldlng sold, In partition tlie four
story brick tenement with stores. No. 55 Green
wich street, southwest corner of Perry street,
to Jacob Kotteck, for $10,000.
Peter V. Meyer A, Oo. sold In foreclosure the
flvo-story brick flat, on lot 25x00.11, No. 120
West lH5th street, to tho Plaintiff, for 124.200:
also the JlVo-story brick, flat. 25x00 11. No. 12J
West tUoth street, to the plaintiff, for $24.2t)0',
alho the two-Btory frame dwelling on plot 125x
100, on Cnmbreling 'avenue and northeast
corner of ltCJd street, to tho plaintiff, for". $7i
000; also. In foreclosure, tho live-story brick
flat, with store, on lot 25x07. No 425 St. Ann's
avenue; to the plaintiff, for $20,500.
Bryan L. Keonolly sold, in, foreclosure, the
pno-atory, frame) atore. with two one-story
frame bulldldsln rear, on lot -5xl0.2. No.
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430 East SRVonty-flrst streot, to F, W. Dyke- j
man. for$4,2')0 ' ,!
John T. Iloyd sold. In foreclosure, the four- B;
elory brick tenement, with stores, on lot 25x -Sj
H7.ll. No 225 Delnncev stroot, to Mnbdelbaum "4t!
A, Lewlne. for $22,050. Ml
Tames 1, Wells sold. In forclosure, the plot -H
12jx100x25x2."x100x75. on Valentine avenue, yftt
southeast corner of Clark streot, to tho plain- sll
tiff, for $7.5iH). 5
Still estate 4?or .Snle groo&ljjtv '1
30 (6 already sold).' 1
NEW, 3IODERN 8TONK HOUSES, ' . "II
2 AND 3 STORIES, f
PRICKS FIIOM 87,320 TO St 1,800 jjkl
LOCATION. DESCniPTION. . ,
These beautiful house. Trent flnlestene and Mt
are looateil on hiuli hrclr, each dltlerena. sfS
irrounil on Mlilwnml Hirrll rnd square, boxi ra
atrret, nearFialbushave- atncp,: interior Entailed, JK
nue, on LerTert estalf. in faardwood. saloon par- 'J3J1
two blocks from Prospect lcrtorfjyrr balls, neavr Tffl
Tark; 30 minutes by tml beamed celllnss; hard- J&
lev to New York: trollor wood mantels, iiirn nick- v
connection, to all parts el plumbing, tiled bath- 3;
of the rity and to all for- roomp.amlall othrrmnd- -'?i
rips. Tbe surroiindlnic ernlmprovemsata. In ths 41
art most nisanlflccnt. two-story houses are on- 5'
while the neighborhood story extensions: three ' -SC
I. restricted to nono but story houses two-story ,-sJQ
the flncnt private rcsl- eitenaiona, giving up-' S
dences. stairs dininx room. (
For further particular, apply to YV. A. A S
IlltOWN. Owfter. Flatbuah Ave., cor. Millwood St. m
Open Sundays all day and evening until 9. X
gtrtmnn gtouatfl So Ztt Citg. m
WHItEX-story and baaemant and American baa- 4
X inent bouses. Nils. 4T0 to 4fl West 1 45th at.: rental a
11,000. BCUMJUO, 7H Kaat ueth at. New huusea, 2
as
,lnts ana apartments Co get. M
AIRTMENTS
TO LET. I
228 nnd 227 Weat 185th St., 'k
7 and 8 room, and bath. Steam heated. Cents, Jl'
I0 to (BO par month. . SB
2G0 West tactli St., J vM
7 rooms and bath. Steam heated, hot water and $&
gasrangea. Bent, $48 per month. , -Mj.
273 West 138th St., ' W
(1 rooms and tah. Steam heated and ball asr. "
rice, llents, (40 to S42.K0 per month. al
272 West 180th St., '
(1 rooms and bath. Steam heated and hall aar- Wf
vice. Kents, (40 to $43.00 per month. K
207 West 130th St., ' T
7 rooms and bath. Steam heated and hsU ser- Tm
Vice. Kent), 10O to $55 per month, S
EEASTUS HAMILTON, I
252 West 138th St. -jK
Telephone 047 Harlem. OPEN SUNDAYS, Wj
I THE BERWICK, 1
I HOS. 315, 317 AND 319 WEST 5BIII ST. 1
nANDSOHF.I.V DECORATED AND ELB- l
GANTLV ANOINTED APAItTJIENTS. STEAM. $U
Y HEATED AND HALL 8E11VICE, CONTAINING T J
I 7HOOMH AND BATH. X g
I JANITOR, ON PREMISES. jj
OPrORTUNITT for ahort time to get bright, mod- ,"11
era apartment., with ateam, hot water, Ac, afc Jtl
low rents. 280 St. Nicholas av corner 124th all .til
h atatloa on block. Apply on pMmlses. MM
$12. FLATS. S.12. 1
Best in Brooklyn at pries; brlok: 20 feat wlds; 4 w3
rooms and bath: range, set tubs, hot and cold wattri "3
carpeted halls and atairs: Janltnsa services; restneud Wb
property. Tako Kings County L to Van Blclen av, iVS
atatloni open Sunday aftarnoona. &
GERMAN AMERICAN IMPROVEMENT CO., 11
Van Blclen av.. cor. Eastern Parkway, '13
gtlttt JSonxA. Hf
APABTMENTS, bachelorapartments. board, rooms, .jH'Jt
tarnished, unfurnished: ws inspect everything, 9
havefull particulars, ao save roti unn.ceasary,trou AVfl
ble. MANHATTAN APABTMENT COUPANV, 118 Mf
II roadway. iS!?!
Kuat Side. !
MADISON AV., 87, Newly renovaUd, baadaetnely flfj
furnished large and small rooms: reasonable ,jJ
rates; references; tranaleuts; table board. J51
OCTH HT 11 n EAST (near tdadlaoa Square). M
J Handsome larva and small rooms; delightful ftm
table board: reasonable. JgJ
Weat 8idf. l
1 OTH ST., 128 WEST, -nandsomaly furnished 4$
J-J large front roomj heated; aouthsrn exposure: ul
large closets; unsurpassed table; ballroom with 1
closet; references: neighborhood uneiceptlopabls. -4E
UTI1 ST.. 34 TVEBT.-Nlcely furnished alngfs Si
room, with board; table boarders wanted; ref- ,.
0 rencai. jfl
1 Cyril ST., 10 VVK8T. Handsome large and single X
-Lis rooms; excellent table; pleasant home, persona '
locating permanently. M
JKTU ST.. 227 WEST. Uandsoms alcove and I
xtJ equare room, with dressing room, hot and cold 'i
water, largo cloaeta, bath ; parlor dining room; select ft
house: superior table and service; raferancss. 'j,t
TOD ST., 13 WEST. Desirable rooms, print TS
I bath: alao room for gentlemen, with board: iK
terms moderate; reference. flp
egurttteh til gvooBts & apart mtattf io ft
Hnt Sid. ,l
OKTH ST., 12S FABT.-Prettlly fumlshsd rooms St
itO en suit, or alngly. with bay windows; modern mA
Improvements; reasonable.
Wrst Side. W,
WASHINGTON PLACE. WEST, 114 .-Large, pleas- w'
ant front room suitable for two; alao aid 3f
room; gentlemen only. B,-
1 OTH ST., 40 WET,-One large) aud single svujny H:
J-i room; private bath gentlemen only; break- V.
fast: references.
1 OTH ST.. l&Ji WEST.-Larg bandaom room for ?
A ' two cantlemcn; private bouse; rtasoaabla. )
ODD ST.." 2WE8f.-negan'tlr furnlsW roa, I
tlO with prlratt Utb,eu suit or single, Meood aal J
third Soon; rtierc-c. HB, 'f Q

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