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1 II 2 THE STItf, TUESDAY, ftQJEMBER 2Ziillto& A I
8E Lawyer Parrfib, Who Wns nt Camp Wlknlt,
'K Toll the Commlttloners Their 1'owitrs
1 W Are Too Limited to Obtain Much Iletult
3 '' -Col. Roosevelt Invited to TettHy.
V For th first tlino tines tho War Investigate
1 Hf ing Commission started nut on Its national
i K tour or Inquiry ItVncouhlered yesterday at-
Sr teruoon n prlvato citizen who professed to
ml knsw tho namos of some uftloers who wore re-
K sponsible for nllegod distress In camp, but re-
ffc fused to reveal thslr Idcntltr so that the com-
mli'lon might make sdcoIIIo charges of ncg-
ft lect against thorn. The reason he assigned
K for this retu was that, as the commission
m had no power to oompe! him to do so, his eon-
"; sure of Individual officer might hu regarded
L nit unnecessary aratultr and might causa
Hf him trouble.
m The Incident occurred at the close of the
; K commission's third day's session In the Fifth
M Avenue Hotel vesterds) afternoon whllo
' m Bamuel L. Parrlsh. a Iv.ryor, of Ki West Thlr-
fP ty-thlrd street, was In the witness rlialr. Mr.
' R Parrlsh said that he htid visited Camp WlkolT
I ft aeveral times In September last and had slept
In the lied Cross tent. IIo told of his efforts
I fj to remove on a Hteamboat some of 'he men
: ' wlicJ were lll.lii auarters and for whom there
E were no aeoommodatlona ;in tho hospitals.
K f He praised (top. Hhuiter s kindness ami lore-
iW h Br thought In IssuIuk orders on his own raspon-
I T slbilltr to uarmlt Mr. Farrlsh and his fellow-
W workers to remove some of the men who
1. wished to iro to private hospitals In Provl-
' IF dance. II. I. lie said that attar thu first ruh
t wss over the men had tf the food and clothing
' M they wished and.that.ha nevor heard a com-
plaint from any sfildlor whllo ho was vjaltlug
I 'I the camp.
; "I never saw n moro unaomplalning sot of
1 ' persons In my life," said Mr. I'arrlsh, "than
I tho American soldiers whom I found In Cainu
! WlkolT, both unions: the enlisted men and
among tho officers. But, nevertheless, they had
t roma onuse for complaint, and in tho earlier
i daveof the camp thejr were neglected."
s Do you Know," asked Oen. McCook, "of
I I any officer of the army, medical or in the lino,
J thnt you saw neglecting his duty and not pay-
i Ing attention to his men?"
, General, that Is a pretty hard question;
W because If you had the power of uunlshinoni
f (or contempt I would have to answer, and that
4 is the trouble with his commission a man
k does not feel ha Is protected, becaiiRO every-
21 It thine he says Is really volunteor testimony,
it K and therefore"
3 B Col. bexton But lou don't need nny pro-
3 p tcctlon. lou nre a prhato citizen
3 tv "Yes. I know, but I know a enso there whore
8 f I think a man was a most Improper man to
1 5 hno In n responstblo position, und et I would
f j, not like to say so I don't know that It would
& t. do any Rood. He treated me very nleolj tior-
S f' sonnlly, and for mo ticomo hero and to volun-
I k tarily say that I think he w.ih n thoroughly
i Va r Incompetent person 1 don t think that would
W'l 4 hid p."
'!a5t "oti nre acquainted with the facts." said
f'jBsP r- Conner The country Is comtilalnlnir
? it' that the Uoornment. and certain oitlcers of
(;'JS re the Government, and particularly tho Medical
ft M fi Department of tho Uoernment. had not been
B'ti r dolnir Its duty, lou nre familiar with tho fact
ii'll that the commission Is appointed without nu-
h, a K thorlty to compel you to answer. Do iou
Jtril x think it Is fair to any parties, to tho country,
.'ear or to us. or to' the army, to decline to clvo us
,i j facts that you lime and to declino It on the
9 f. ground thatwocan't compel ou to she it?"
5 8 "Where, it would eoniproinlso my personal re-
;'.' Hi latlons. whleh were pleasant, oernnd aeaiust
ti iW nD individual, yes It seems to me that jour
1! tfi commission ought to have been clothed with
I, (Uiu nuthurity to compel testimony toarrUe at tho
f;m thomugnly satisfactory knowledge of a great
JIS m'.ny things that vou can't get otherwise.
;ijv because. 'as 1 say, tho people feel just ox I do.
C Thero are undoubtedly hundreds of officers
g who would be delighted to tell what they know
,. IIK if they could protect themselves by stating
mfL 'bat they wero compellod to tell what they hail
ff I to ,e" "
4 Dr. Conner You nre the first man who has
m E Bald to this commission that ou decline togUe
S m lnlormatlon becnuso you nro not compelled to
'' R Cle It. There has been a g-eat outcry in this
g. C country and all sorts of chnrges are made and
is w- "he newspapers are full of the crimes and enor-
ffp J mlties, and wo ask iou to aid us In finding out
I.' I who U at fault, and you reply that you nro not
i ;ompellod to "
if g "1 am glud thnt vo.i put that that way. I
;,; Bay tnat you can't get at the truth there ex-
'ij. cept bv u Congressional Investigation that has
ft' ' porter to compel testimony and punish wlt-
. 2-- nesset for contempt, and I hopo the gentlo-
,'K men (pointing to tho reporters will take that
Jr S down." .
' m Oen. Ilcaor Tho army oftlcers do not
, i seem to be afraid, und they are the only peo-
, f !; i plo that need to shield themselves: because
1 : , the i'rosident of tlio United States says he
! i ': if 111 ttand by any army officer who tells us all
I , he knows, and we have uniformly said we will
Ik r , stand between you. by the, authority of the
j ; President, and nn consequonees aritlng by
; f your tellinc us all you know Vou are u prl-
t i nte citizen Nobody can brine nn action
i against you. There Is no libel in It.
UP ".My position Is accentuated n showing the
InocBisky of it Jongresslonal Investigation "
Col, Mejton We did not appoint ourseUes.
s itr. Conner I would be lery glad to hoar
i anything further that vou have to say on the
B, suuioct. although having declined to eh e the
IK Information naked for, that Is the end as far
fa as I am concerned."
' K "1 shall havo to continue; to declino," said
i- the witness
E. Oen. Homer That Is your privilege. If
W there are other gentlemen like you who want
C. m testify before a Congressional committee
E und get u tr.p to Washington, ou mar not
V hate ii n opportunlt) to do so. It would be
t better for jou to tcstift before us now."
m 'Uoneral. If you mean by that that lam
E personally seekin u trip to Washington at
tf the expense of tho Government you do me an
"W trw Injustice"
l Oen, l)eaver-l don't say that.
fh r "1 consider that a very unfair suggestion,
I.- , and If sou knew n little more about me and
K, . my position In this coninuiiillv. and the fact
ft. l that If 1 wanted to go to Washington I could
E. do so, I don't think you would make It."
I t C' Sexton This commission has been
f. K. asked by tho 1'iesldent of '.the United Rtatea
E' to Und out and fix the respoiihlbillt. If ofli-
!St cers under the l're.ldent's commission aro
resiionslble, we would like to know that and
, repot that faot to him There is a way of
K punishing them under the rules ami regula-
9 tioits governing tho army of the United btutAs.
K "How does that help us? If we enn reach
x the person who is resiionslble. the mere fact
that somebody was responsible Is no help to us
JE at all."
3P .. "la. regard ,to that," replied Mr. I'arrlsh.
If "my ldeu Ii thut the result will be that the
W whole systsm will bo shown to hive been
S wrong, and that tho facts that you have got here
1- in the course of your examination, when" put
f: Into the form of a report, will be of Immense
t' service, and enable somebody to Intelligently
f 1 draw -a bill for the purpose of eorganizlng
ff the army, and I would assist that, which Is the
g great thlncl am aTter."
P Oen. lleaver The unfair position Is this,
g thut It leaves every oflljdr who Is there subject,
L at least, to nn inferenet that he Is Incompe-
jEf tent- nlul if we can't call on the officers. If we
g can't have the names or the ofllcers specllled.
If then the responsibility must rest upon all the
B men,"
3f "I think, with (ho testimony I have given "
jgf said Mr. I'arrlsh in conclusion, "and that with
i ti the others vou have heard, the responsibility
E, is suillcloully diluted to render it unnecessary
jf to go into particulars "
g lVlbr to Mr. Parrlsh's testimony the follow-
m inc vvltnesiira ware oxamlned: Major l J.
K Ives, Chief Hurgeon of the Third or l'rovls-
& ional Division of the Tlfth Army Corps: Dr.
. K liiils A Htlmsonof 114 Kast Thlm-flfih street,
IB E Hohrt II HooKMvelt. Miss Julii Ilalsted Chad-
W wick of 211 Wost Fifty-fourth street, and Dr.
f fe William Ollmnii Thomiison of :u lisrThlrty-
t, 1t flMt stieot,
fa? j Hurgeon Ives, who had been In three In-
' St. d'nl.' waiii. testified that the asrdltlon of tho
Jlfr, soldiers in Cuba was us good as could havo
' SB heoii expected Dr HtiniNon said thut there
- vS T" I'lenty of fond at Camp WlkolT. but be
fr- thought that not withstanding the pressure
brought to beat lit uuxious fricndw for the re-
1 V ,'.,ov',.,, of liatlents. soiuu typhoid patients
t ? should not havn ben moved as soon as they
a Jt weie. Hobert II. Itoosevelt said that he was
S not In tho war. and could not therefore tell of
m J his own knouledue anything of Interest to the
y jK- commission, but he would send a list of wit-
'aM- nessst to tho uomtnlsslon, including his
i IX nephew. Col Itoosovelt, who. he said, h id been
iilW thro igb tbs war Miss Cliadnlek told of her
Si.. efforts to relieve Indlvldml oases of ulscom-
itW ,on atCamp W IkolT laud of the srmpathy of the
'IlEi men in general for eaoh other. Dr. Thcmpson,
sbIb? w'in llul ba,n 'luoted in the newspapers as
!MW having made swoeplng statements about
(tS llltliy cans being, allowed to remain near the
fS.'K tent, said that lit) never saw but ono dirty
19- un while he wsa at Camp WlkolT
1 Thn commission ourly In the day decided to
HG go tn Moutauk I'olnt to-morrufr morning, but
slfc 'ator concliidtHl to settle tho exact time of the
iTJr tr'l ul tnolr meeting to-iU II was stated
ifW, '"" (' m otlug ycnteixla) that Col. Itoosevelt,
f m who hail naen lncduded heretofore in the gen-
I M oral Inmallnii to aiipo.tr before the cnnim!-
S K slon, had been Hpeuirlcnlli Invited (Vil , n,
y fc Kimball -was asked to appe ir before the uoni-
, 1 uiIkioii thU morning
1 5. Rfji Agaluit rfurgeon IIiiikhii Diopprd,
MJC AlXXiNnr.U, Vu , Nov. Ul The case against
m-jp. Burgeon Duncan. member of u. Kansas resl-
IJf ment who was accused of desecrating Confed-
f rit graves on trie Moo a sea battle Held, has
t beondumlesed. Mo witnesses could be found
'- Uklnsthltn. ' ' 1
tiBwiliMllfcW',ll " " '"IT1 ' ' '""iwiwlMBBBgMR8B
ifBRar. naBBON'it dkatt.
Dr. Cozsays tta Was Killed by llelng
Jfnred from tho Iloapltal nt MdntauL.
WAsniNQTON, Nov, 21. Col. Denby of .the
War Inveitltatlng Oojn mission took mora tes
timony to-day relating to the (loath in New
York of Bcrgt. Henry A. Dobson of theFlret
District or Columbia Volunteer Regiment- Dr.
ft: Clifford Cox, Assistant Burgeon of the regi
ment, was tho witness examined.
Dr. Cox testified that Pobson bogged plto
ouslynot to be sent to the hospital. Ho said
ha wanted to go homo with his regiment nnd
march up 1'ennsylvanla avenue with the bovs,.
Ho did everything to covor up his condition
so that he could go home. "I could not havo
diagnosed hla cose the first da I saw him, but
tho second I suspected typhoid feror. and the
third day concluded I was correct; but it was
a very mild case, and his condition, when he
was sent to the hospital, was no worse than If
ho had been In tho hospital all the time. Thero
was no doubt that the boy was killed by being
moved around He should have boen kept In
the general hospital nt Montaub until he re
covered nnd was nblo to bo discharged."
t. Was It customary nt Montnuk to send
such nntlonts from tho general hospital to Now
York ? A. Only on the request or their friends.
Q How do you account for his being sont to
Now York ? A. I am inrdrmed by the hospital
steward that Mrs Dobson nsked him to use his
Influonco to have Hergt. Dobson sent away
from tho goneral hospital.
Q Then your opinion is that It was wrong
to send him ta New York? A It Is
Q. And It aggravated his disease? A. es.
sir. And. In addition, he had a bad heart, and
moving him was likolytobrlngon heart disease
jmiNKixo Airosa army duciors.
Dr. Washburn's CrlMelmi on Thoie XTlio
Ware at Camp Wlkoff.
Dr. Wlokes Washburn of 21 East Twenty
first street, who spent five weeks. at Camp
Wlkoff nnd was for a time In charge of the
gonornl hospital thero as Assistant Surgeon
undor Col. Forwood of the Iloapltal Corps,
spoke last night at Mott Memorial Hall, Madi
son avonue, near Twenty-sixth street, before n
meeting of tho New York Medical Association.
He belloved, he said, that tho camp wan
excollent In its geographical situation and
natural conditions of soil and dralnngo. The
trouble had been at first that thero was no gen
eral control over the hospitals, which was
somewhat remedied after Col, Forwood took
charg. Contract doctors, ho added, wero
among tho most efficient who served there, be
ing less hamnorod by tho chances of promotion
than wero those of tho general army serv Ice
"I did not at any time soo nny drinking
among contract doctors." he continued. "1
wish I could say tho name about regular army
doctors Too often when anything wont wrong
thoysald. Well, let's go havo a tlrlnk on It'"
Tho nurses at tho camp. Dr. Washburn said,
had been of great sorvice, but thero wero not
enough of them. Tho National Relief Society
and Ited Cross had also added much to the com
fort of the sick soldiers Dr. Washburn closed
his talk with on exhibition of maps showing
thn situation of hospitals and general features
of Camp Wlkoff.
Naval Offlcars and Wreckers Olva TJp All
Hopes of Bnving tho Crnlsar.
Svttfl Cablt Dupatth to The 8nx.
Nassau. N. P.. Nov. 21. The Merrttt-Chap-mnn
wrecking tug Merrltt arrived here this
morning from Cat Island, where she went to
mako an examination of the stranded cruleor
Infanta Maria Teresa. She broke her propeller
nfter entering the harbor. The United States
repair ship Vulcan, which also went to Cat Isl
and to aid If possible in saving the orulser. has
started on her roturn to Norfolk.
The officers and experts who were charged
with examining tho wreck of the crulsor havo
decided that It would bo useless to attempt to
savohor, and sho has been abandoned to be
pounded to pieces by the sea.
Wasihnoton. Nov. 21. This despatch was
received at the Navy Department this after
noon: (
"Nasbau. Nov. 21.-Abandoned Teresa 20th
British local authorities. Governor and our
Consul notified. Consul nskod to recover name
plate, flag, money, clothing and stores taken
by residents of the Bahamas who e Idontly bo
llovod Teresa subject to local jurisdiction.
Vulcan and 1'otomao sailed same date for Nor
folk. " MlCaixa."
The steamship Antllla from Nassau, which
got here last night, reports that she made a
trip to Cat Island from Nassau, and on Nov. 12
sont a boat to the wreck of the Maria Teresa,
over which the seas were breaking as high as
tho tops of the funnel The boat v. as In charge
of Second Officer Edward Webber, and Chlor
Engineer Charles Blggam went along to sco
If thero was any chance of pulling the cruiser
off. The officers found Jier full ofwntor up to
tho sea level but apparently not bilged. Thoy
also ascertained that the natives hod removed
everything movable that was of value The
natives said that there were only three feet of
water In tho Mario Teresa when, she came
ashore. Both military masts were gone by tho
board, ono to port and tho other to starboard.
The englneor reports that wth proper appa
ratus and favorable weather at that time the
chances would have been very good for saving
hor. '
tiij: Foait xrnr stoxitors.
Doubts Whether They Can lie Built Under
the New Plans for the Trice Named.
Wariunoton. Nov. 21. A conference be
tween the Navsl Board on Construction and
representatives of the four shipbuilding firms
to whom contracts wero awarded for con
structing the four monitors recently authorized
by Congress will bo held at the Navy Depart
ment to-morrow. The successful bidders aro
the Newport News SliipBuUdtng and Dry Dock
Company of Virginia, tho Bath Iron Works of
Bath, Me , Lewis Nixon of Ellzabethport.
X. J . and the Union Iron Works of Han
Tranclsco. After the contracts had been
awarded, the Navy Department decided
to change he pinna so as to provide
for doublo turrets Instead or n slnslo tur
ret pn each, increased coal capacity and o
number of other Improvements. All four
contractors wero apparently willing to
undnrtuke. tho work under the new plans
Their bids had boen unusually low, and it
was understood by tho department that
thero would bo n sufficient surplus
out or the appropriation of $1,200,000
for each monitor to pay the contractors
for making the improvements It appenrs now.
however, that some of the contractors havo ex
pressed doubts as to their ability to con
"'iVJS' it" fi'T. double-turret monitors
within the limits of tho appropriation,
and to-morrow's meeting will he chiefly for
the purpose of hearing whit these contract
tors have to say and to dotarmtne whether
new contracts shall be executed. If the
contractors decline to undertake the
construction of Athe Improved craft nt
Sl.200.tHX) oach. the next itp would bo a
recommendation to Congress for nn addi
tional appropriation There Is believed to
ho danger, however, that Congress may decide,
In view of the criticisms made by Admiral
Hampson.to annul tho appropriation, and the
Hoard on Construction and the contractors will
consider the matter to-morrow In tho-llght of
the 'Possibility that valuable contracts maybe
lost by apppealtng to Congress.
Charges Against Cnpt. Ames or Violating
Mnrltlme Laws and Itegulntlons.
Honolulu, Nov. 15, via San Francisco. Nov,
21. Cnpt. 0. W. Amos, master of the United
States troopship Arizona, and Capt. Alexander
W Terry, Assistant Quartermaster, United
States Volunteers, have antagonized a dozen or
more American seamen nnd several hundred
American Holdlers. The seamon havo already
entered n protest with two American Consuls,
ono at Hong Kong and one here, and have filed
written complaints wlthCol.nuhlln.theUnlted
States Quartermaster hero.
Aside from oharces of 111 usage, upon which
they do not lay particular stress, they charge
gross violations of tho Unltod States mnrltlme
liws and regulations In regard to the shipping
and dischirglng of sailors, and a determina
tion, tiirtieularly on the- part of Capt Ames,
to replace Americana In thu crow with Chinese!
The sailors say that or tw.mty.two white
men who replatod the Chinese crew or the
Arizona wheusho went Into tho service or the
Un ted Statu last August, not a single one re
mains ivboard the ship, 0n or two deserted
when tho ship enmo hero the first tluiu: two
were put ashore at Manila without even their
pen.oiial effeeis and weie left there; twelve
were discharged nt Hong hong, though they
protested tti thu Amerlcmi Consul Uhtc. and
tho Arizona left port In detlani.e of tho Consul's
order, not to leave until he had Investigated
the inattet 'J lie remainder, including men
who wore shipped here on the first trip to
Manila, wero dischargod here, thoucli nU be
fore the American Consul, as the shipping laws
To Cure Cold In One Day
Tsk LtttUv e Uroate Qulnln Tablets. All druuliU
nfundtba money U It fstlt to cure. tic. Tbeata
Bins h.L,.Q. on sack UMst-as. .
roan vuaroks of mirusiso hank
. jfvsns AXXf vvntta stosnr.
An Omnlhas Indictment for Contplrncy
Agnlnst Former Htnte Trensnrer of
I'eiinsylvnnln-T.lttln Delny Expected la
the Prosecution Men Accused with Him,
rniMpgLTOiA. Nov. 21. Four Indictments
sharglng conspiracy to mlaujo tho funds of tho
People's Bnnk ,of Philadelphia were round by
tho Orand Jury of Philadelphia county to-day
against United State Senator MattbowvH.
Quay. The first two bills accuse Senator Quay
of conspiring with John 8. Hopkins, tho cashier
of tho bank, who killed himself, to use unlaw
fully the money of the hank In stook specula
tions. 'The third accuses 3onntor Quay Joint
ly with his Bon. IlloharJ It. Quay, and Ilenja- I
, mtn J. Haywood, nt the tlmo State Treasurer,
qt .unlawfully oonv'ortlng to tholruso $100,000
of tho money of tho Commonwealth. The
fourth necusos Quay and Haywood of con
spiracy with Hopkins, tho cashier: with Wil
liam Llvscv, William li. Hart. Henry K. Boyor.
.John M Morrison nnd Samuel M. Jookacn.
former Stato Treasurers, since Mav, 1RU0. and
with Charles H. MoKee, to uso unlawfully for
their profit certain Margn sums of the public
money of tho Commonwealth deposited at thn
People s Bank A llfth Indictment was found
ngalnst liny wood soparalelv, charging him
with lending unlawfully publlo money of the
This evening District Attorney Graham no
tilled oounsol for Quay and llaywood that
their clients would bo called to plead to tho In
dictments on Wednesduy morning. It Is ex
peetod tbot A. K L Sliiplds. the loading coun
sel for the dofence. will demur to the indict
ments on the ground of Insufficient time to
read them and prepare a pica. Tho Court Is
not likely to grant a delay of more than
twenty-four hours, so thnt the Quay proseou
tlon may begin in tho Criminal Court in a few
da vs.
Senator Quay crime to tho city this morning
with his son, Rlchnrd It Quay. Ho was In
formed of the finding of the Grand Jury a few
minutes after tho bills wore presented. He
refused to make any comments at that time
The fourth Indictment tins given rise to some
speculation an to tho probable scope of the
trill. This bill names nil the State Treas
urers In onice slmo May, 18WI, ns patties toa
onuspirncr to uso unlawfully and ninke profits
out of publlo money. Tho first of these State
Treasurers wns Quay himself. He retlgncd
the office on Aug. 24. 1H87, to entor the eon
test foi United States Senator, nnd William
Mvseythe cashier of the Treasury, was ap
pointed to succeed him in September and
served until the following Mar. William B.
Hart, tho next State Treasurer, died In office
In 188)1. nnd l.lvsoy. who was still cashier,
was ngaln appointed for the unexpired term.
Henry K lloytr, now Superintendent of the
United States Mint in Philatelphla and twice
Sjieakor of the House In a Quay Legislature,
sueeeoded Hart, and then followed Morrison,
Jncksnn and Haywood, Llvsey. who was
State Treasurer just before Quay, remained for
three suo:esslve terms as cashier of the Treas
ury, and then suddenly disappeared from Har
rlsburg whllo rumors oi an Investigation were
going nbout. He has not been heard ot by the
publlo since It Is said that ho was last seen
at the World's Fair nt Chicago In 1K. There
have been mysterious rumors lately that he
"vouid follow the example of Gideon Marsh and
como back and tell all he knows.
Troops Cannot no Sent to Clenfuegns He
fore Jnn. 1.
Washington. Nov. 21. Advloes have been
received at tho War Department -from the
United States Commissioners In Havana which
has led to a postponement of the plans foroc
cupying Clou tu egos with a United States gar
rison next month. It has been decided. In
accordance with this Information, not to estab
lish the American garrison in Clonfuogos until
Jan. 1. and a telegram to this effect was sent to
Major-Gen. James H. Wilson to-day as follows:
"It is found Impossible to occupy Cienfuegos
before the 1st of January. In viow of these
altered conditions, the Secretary! War directs
that yon give such orders concerning the
brigade designated for this sorvice a will meet
the situation. Acknowledge receipt and report
Thero was a rumor at the War Department
this afternoon thnt the Government's decision
was an outcotrto of unfavorable advices re
ceived from the Peaco Commission In Paris
and the consequent belief that hostilities
against Spain would bo immediately resumed.
This report was promptly donled. hovvover. by
leading officials of tho department. It was
explained that tho Spanish authorities had
reported that tho evacuation or garrisons In
southern Cuba would bo greatly facilitated by
using Cienfuegos ns a point of embarkation for
tho Spanish troops It was evident thnt to use
this port for tho embarkation of Hpnnlsh troops
simultaneously with the debarkation of thn
Unltod Statos forces would result in overtax
ing tho facilities of the harbor and wharves.
This Government, therefore, consented to
postpone tho da to of occupation.
Without doubt tho Govornment was mora
willing to grant this request of thn Spanish
authorities rrom the tact that the War Depart
ment now has ot Itn dlsiiosal only three trans
port vessels, not Including those employed In
making regular trips between New York and
points in Cuba nnd Porto itleo An official of
the department said to-dav that he foarodthe
Government hnd bcn a little hasty in dispos
ing otn part or its transport fleet before it be
came certain that hostilities with Spain would
not be resumed Several first-class transports
heretofore used by tho War Department In
carrying troops are now in courso of repairs,
which will not be completed for come time
Ono of tho principal rensons for occupying
Cienfuegos was to nffnrd relief to the planters
on the south side of Culm, by bringing in, bo
fore the planting season begins, the needed
implements nnd supplies under the lower tariff
of the United States military authorities. Wlih
this end In view, another port on tho southern
coast will probably be selected und notice given
theSpanlsh Commission of Itseiirls occupation.
The first order for tho transportntlon of
United btntes troops to Havana province wns
Issued to-day. This provides for sending rour
companies ot the Second United States volun
teer Engineers st once It Is expected that
this detachment wllb sail from Snvnnnnli to
morrow on tho transport Florida, nnd It Is
schedule! to arrive nt Port Tampa on Wednes
day nnd to i each Havana bv sunrise or Friday
morning Tho engineers will bo used in build
ing wharves and In other work connected with
the establishment or camp sites for tho main
garrison. The War Department hns Informed
Major-Gen. Wndethat It has been decided not
to send more than 12.000 troops to Havana
province this, winter. This number Includes
only about half or the force originally destined
for that province
Steamship Senior Arrives Here After Land
ing Her Cargo at Norfolk.
The German steamship Senior, which has
beon under charter to tho Merrltt ,fc Chapman
Wrecking Company since June 28, arrived last
evening from Norfolk. Sho was engaged at
Santiago moro than two months assisting In
salving material from the wrecked Spanish
Sho landed at the Norfolk Navy Yard four
fi'i-lnah guns taken from the Maria Teresa
and Almlmnto Oqucndo. ten guns of various
calibres from the Cristobal Colon, a largo
!lr1,?nJ1.,."ri onl.'pun'l and six-pound shelVs.
250 RK-Inc i shells, 100 13-ineh shells. 10(5
powder cnnlstern. one anchor, n lot of chain,
forty barrels of wine nnd the safe of tho Cristo
bal Colon.
Pnterson Overrun by the Men Home to no
Mustered Out.
Patebson.N, J., Nov, 21. This city was over
run to-dny by tho Second IlcglmentNow Jorsby
Volunteors. who came bore to be mustered out.
The Paymasters were to have arrived at 10 A.
Mm and tho soldiers were around the armory
at that time. After two hours of waiting the
men became restloss, and at 1 P. M ninny of
them had broken loose. At 4 o'clock the Pay.
masters. Majors Clarke and Grant, an fved. but
they had not the money with them The
money. $100,000. came to-night, and two of
thn oomtianUs worn paid off,
Mrs Cole of Jacksonville is hero with ac
counts to the amount of $000 against the sol
illera for meals furnished to them whon in
Uh Thinks Wo Should Set tho People of till)
Philippine! on Their Feet,
Boston-, Nov 21. Senntor Hoar wns Inter
viewed by telephone this afternoon as to the
Spanish situation He said.
"I think wo should set thn people of the
Philippines on their feet unit let them govern
thenn-elves Mv opinion Is that, ir the United
Status acquire the Philippine Islands to govern
theniasububjvctorvussal State, the destruc
tion of the American republic will date trom
thu Administration of William MoKlnley,"
Christmas Novelties,
Dsnipiey k CmU, 39 WestTwenty-ltlrd Btmt.
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Enforced Vaiclnatlon In Glbara American
Troops Karitpe th Dliealo. .
Spttftt Cahte Dnrau fTa8tnf.
fUvTuoo db Cuba, Nof, 21. The courier
who was sont aoross the Island to Col, Duncan
Hood, at Holguln, returned this morning with
thd Intelligence that the smallpox epidemic In
Glbnrn Is abating slightly under American
management. Two thousand cases havo been
Isolated, and more than COO citizens have bten
Col. Hood, In a report to Gen, Wood, aays that
not n single American' soldier has been at
tacked by the disease, Tho people at first ob
jected to being vaccinated, not understanding
the purpose of the operation. It wns. necessary
In a few Instances to use military forco to com
pel some of the objectors to submit to vacolna
I tlon. Col. Hood had placards explaining the
taatter printed In Spanish and scattered
through tho town, and gradually popular
prejudice agalnsttho American physicians and
their method ot fighting tho dlseaso wasovor
come. Col. Hood's medical officer, Capt It. 8.
Woodson, was treating 1,600 coses when the
courier left Glbara. Tho town has been placed
In' good sanitary condition. '
'Col. Hood has established Amarlcan rule In
the city ot Holguln by appointing as Mayor
Col. Jos Bodrieuez. who was formerly com
mander of tho Cuban forces In tho Holguln
dlitrlot Col. ItodrlgueE did not got his com
mission until heneoepted American supremsoy.
He promised to retain in office the Spanish
municipal employees who Vera Indorsed by
the bast people of the town. '
Col. Hood Informs Oen. Wood that he has or
ganized a mounted rural police force ot seventy
five men, and that he will soon havo them
In shape for active service. They will bo paid
$36 a month. They are required to furnish
their own horses and equipment.
Gon. Wood has authorized the organization
ot forces on tho samo plonln ttjs'Manzanlll6,
Baracoa.and Guantanamo districts,
Gon. Wood haa instructed Col. Hood not to
attempt to occupy the city of Holguln with a
military forco until he la prepared to go there
and effectually fight tho smallpox epidemic
IIo Is notable to combat tho disease in Holguln
at present owing to the small medical corps at
hlsdlspoaaland the limited quantity of medi
cal supplies on hand.
The courier reported that many Cuban sol
diers had been sent home on unlimited fur
loughs by their commanders, and wero now
engaged in olearing their land and putting in
small crops for their maintenance through the
winter, A few bands had refused to disband,
howovor. and had taken to tha hills. Thoy had
committed no actsot violence and the highways
were safe.
Tho revenue cutter Manning sailed for the
United States to-day. with Capt. Shoemaker.
Chief ot the Revenue Marine Service, aboard.
CaptBhoemakertoldthecorrespondentot Tn
Sun that he had made a thorough Inspection
of the coast ot Santiago province and was sat
isfied that one revenue niitier wan nenrlnd hnrit
to prevent Infractlona ot the Revenue law. He
would recommend that ono of the boat boats
In the service be sent to Oen. Wood to be used
as a cutter, and also to transport him qulokly
to different parts ot the province.
Spanish Government Orders Ten More
Steamers to Take Soldiers noma.
Stectal Cablt DupateS t Tra Bra.
Madrid, Nov. 21. via Biarritz. Tho Spanish
Transatlantic Company has received instruc
tions from the Government to enter into con
tracts for ten more steamers. Each vessel
must have accommodations for 2.000, and Is to
mako each two oyages to Cuba to bring soldiers
from the island. The company has received
offers of steamers from German shipowners,
but they have not been accepted, the terms be
ing regarded as exorbitant.
Spaniards liberate tha Cuban General from
tho Military Prison at Barcelona.
Spfdal Ctblt Dupttch Tbz Sox.
Baeceloka, Nor, 21. Tha Cuban General,
Ruiz Rivera, who was captured by Gen. Her
nandez de Velasco In March, IP07, and who
had been a prisoner in tha Montjulch fort here
slnoe the beginning ot the,, present year, has
been released. He was seriously ill, and as
Imprisonment threatened his lite the Govern
ment decided to liberate him. He has gone to
ricTOitr ron. oen. most
The Spanish Governor Reports That He Hns
Severely Defeated the Insurgents.
Sveeial Cable DtipaUh bTai Btnr.
llADnio. Nov. 21. Gen. Rlos, Governor of the
Vlsayas Islands, telegraphs that ho has severe
ly defeated the advanced lines of the insur
gents, who are fortifying the shore against an
expected attack by the Spaniards at Hollo.
Gen, Rlos adds that ha has shot twenty-five
captured rebels and condemned sixty-nine
others to hard labor.
Two of Miss Barton's Agents Iteport Need
of Food and Medtclnr.
Miss Clara Barton has received a letter from
J. K. Elwcll. a Bed Cross agent In Cuba, who Is
in charge ot tho distribution of relief supplies
around Cardenas. He says it Is necessary for
the Rod Cross agents to visit personally evory
village in their territory to make cortaln that
the, supplies reach those for whom thoy aro in
tended. The conditions are still very bad. he
says, and the amount dl supplies available Is
not nearly equal to the demands. Dr. Egan.
who went to Cuba with Miss Barton, is still
there and has recently been working with Mr.
Elwell. Of their work at Jovellanos the latter
relates this Incident:
" When wo arrived yesterday we found lying
In tho Morgue what the doctor-told us was a
dead Chinaman who had been picked up on tha
street by the police. The doctor shrugged his
shoulders and said, ' Starvod to death.' Dr.
Egon soon discovered he was still breathing.
In a few minutes he brought him to, and in an
hour he was eating crackers and milk and feel
ing yery comfortable. By stiff Work yesterday
the doctor succeeded In getting quite a num
ber of women and children ,ln the hospital,
Thny were all well washed and put'ln fairly
clean beds "
Mr. G. W. nyatt, who Is distributing Red
Cross supplies In Havana province, writes from
Guanabacoa: I am Importuned for medicines
every day by doctors having1 In their charge
great numbers of starving women and chil
dren. As to cots, whon I toll you that the Civil
Hospital hero has two slek or dead In every ono
cot, and numbers on the floor, nu may imaglno
the condition of this hospital. It the tents
weremlno I would make a model camp, and
place some or as many as I could accommodate
of the starving women and ohlldron In It. This
camp would he surrounded by a high fence,
with a, guard stationed at tho only door. I
would build a kitchen and supply them with
cooked food, rood la the principal great want;
aosp nnd water help very muah.
"The Mayor of Santa Cruz and Jibaeoa. two
llttlo seaport towns near here. last week
brought In a senooner fifty of tha starving
women and ohlldren of those places to Havana
and left them on thn wharf: two died on the
whnrf nfter they left the vessel. The Mayor
then came here to get some relief, but I could
not help him. Deaths rotistered the past year
from July to July 5.708. more than one. third
pf the. population I sincerely hopo that tho
President or the United States will not draw
hack Irom work now: If help was oyer needed
It is needed now more than ever."
Services ot Eighty Man Ulsnensed With
Hoiiaehuaetts Takea on Supplies.
Owiug to lack of work in tho Brooklyn Navy
Yard, forty men wore discharged from the con
atructlon depaitment and forty from thestenm
engineering bureau yesterday, This makes
lfiO men who have bean discharged In the last
ten days.
.The hospital ship Solace is being coaled at
tha Tompklnsville anchorage. Sho wllloomo
up, to tho y urd lor stores and supplies before
Bailing for Porto Rico.
A quantity of stores and supplies was taken
on board the battleship Massachusetts yester
day. The steam tug Traflo was taking op stores
yesterday for the League Ialtod Navy Yard.
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Ii il IiiimIiI i ul ii mi lull iiiii'ii'iia iiiiiiiianiiii i iianniiiiii
3reat Clothing Sale!
We have just purchased the, entire suit stock of three of the best Wholesale Clothing '
Houses itij New York City houses that manufacture their clothing under their personal supervis
ion iff their own factory no sweat-shop work. The, total amount of the purchase vVas 2,300
suits, not tine less; if any, there are-a few more than this ampunt. This purchase is one of the
bestSve have eVer made, as the'goods are from medium grade to the best. The make is such that
after one of two years' wear by the customer he is sure to look at the label and come back to us
for His next Clothing wants. , 1
Our business is growing due to the fact that we sell the best makes. We patronize New
York City Manufacturers, thus giving the best workmanship and style. These houses are of such
a high clss that we are not allowed to use their names publicly in this advertisement, but we will
tell'yqu who they are if you are curious enough to inquire at any of our stores ; we are allowed to
do that. . , !
tThe Suits are placedon sale to-day ; there are plenty of them, so that you , CSl
can come to-day or to-morrow;, the sooner you come the better choice you TFi I
You will agree with us, if ,you find something to suit you, that atou will -C I
have made one of the 'best clothing purchases'of your life. We will alter to fit yiPsPl I
without extra charge. To those'who'have never traded with us we wish to say JM I
that we refund money freely for any unsatisfactory purchases. afliiMl B
We want the men who have some regard for well-made clothing M
clothing that holds its shape to, come and see these goods. We know they jm Mjgjf I
Men's BllSlfieSS SllitS, made of serges, umooth.flnlshod ) - " A n n j vSrEX I
cashmeres, bluo nnd black ohoviots ; regular retail prlco'f 1 UUU 8 HaWftHl
would bo fair at $15.00; our price during; this Bale ) 1 19 w
Men'S Extra Fine Suits," made of the best silk mixed ) 111 I
worsteds, in tho now stripes and tho now checks,,pattorns $ E (( I I I H
enough to satisfy nny ono. Thoso suite nre woll worth I Jrj I W Hi
, . . A Lot of Special Swell Tailor-Made Suits, J . I
'CtB" mndo of tho best American worsteds and some foreign
A Mainly worsteds, 3 or 4 button sacks, trousers out nnrrow, and I c o il IDaw I
( -" &J aU tho oxtra finish in tho way of linings and trimmings 10UU K. I
1 vSSv thnt can be Put ln tlie bt ready-made elothing. Salts cVr
V&fvtP i "lat ar0 wo" worth 25.00 to 180.00 in any ordinary X,Jf I
fiJ ffj v business, during this sale f 'tXymB I
Wi' il ' mA Men'S OverCOatS. Wohavo tho pure wool friozo or bluo ) jl fWffi ,R
a III 11 ) nnd Mackkorseys, at $7. BO and $8.50, nnd if you want some- ( $ A f( ' VI M
fsr II I IJL thing oxtra good something that Is really apodal value wo I " vr J f I. I
J IK ffiW "- "" ' i ikuv; nviDivuiiHUigni,,, y m Vft J I DH
(J J Men's Well-Made Kersey Overcoats, in biuo. ) 6r pU IB
fjnatr- black and brown, manufactured from tho very best material, ( $C Cf W V I
(El somo silk lined throughout, others with silk yokes nnd fancy I I7VFU ,
M H linings. Price for this sale j 6 j
I E Men's Overcoats in Kersey, insh Mere and mei- fgrTfefy I
H tons, in bluo, Oxfords or brown, of uiaterlnl that stamps them Kl Kll I
.M m is tho best the moment you seo thorn, lined with the best 1x f( I M !
0r . material, either sllkv satin or plaid wool lining, some made In I -'a'VF I IJI Hi m
'' Hit tno now box (loose back) shapes ; also, body fitting for tho ' Mi t H
t sedate business men. Price during this sale ' ? H
Wo havo Overcoats nt $20.00, $25.00 and up to $30.00; these are Tj
made of speciully selected cloths such as you will find at the swell tailors'. PT I
Wo do not charge ns high as they do, but wo alter to fit, and If wo do not & I
please you after alteration, which wo do free of charge, we will refund your TO fefc. I
money. Wo carry a complete lino of Full Dress Suits, Tuxedo Coats, Vicunas, MffflM llm H
Prince Albert Coats and. Vests. ffiS MJRnk K
Our Hat Department shows Dorbys and Alpines at $1.00, $2.00 and fiwffM Pf jgr I
$2.85. Of coarse, all tho new and popular" shapes. VaWi Kwf mK-rir
Our Shoe Department islso uptB date both in price and styles. Epj$p 4
Our stores aro open Saturday evenings. Our Harlem nnd Sixth avenue stores llE&wfflk ' ft
carry a lino of Boys' and Children'fl Clothing. ' $y H
Our Furnishing Goods Department is ready to fill nil the wants of man JPf B?
in tho way of Neckwear, Shirts. Underwear and other furnish! ng requisites. ff Ml
Reliable i Advertisers of Facts. ff '
-w. .-i. f279 Broadway, near Chambers Street. I ,
125th Street, Corner 3d Avenue, t I
rmaiNZAts war claim settled.
It Amounted to 83,000 nnil W Credited
In the State Department to the Government.
yVAHniNOTOS. Nov. 21. The Comptroller of
the Troaaurr to-day aettled the claim, of Vir
ginia, for 13,000 for money expended In flttlns;
out troops for tho late war by giving the State
credit for trmt amount on what it owes tha
National Government. Vlrclnla Btate bonds
nre held by the Onvernment to tho amount of
JMU.OOO. which, the Stato has lone owed the
uovqrntdent Consequently, when It presented
ft bill for S3.0CK) which r had expended on
troops for the war with Hpnin, the Comptroller
cancelled the ob'leatlon by oredltlne that
amount on thpRute'adebt. lenUne duo$SIK).
000. Other HtutPB owe money to tho General
QOTcrnmont In sums running from a few thou
anndx to hnlf a million. Among them are
Ndrth Carolina, Arkansas, Hotith Carolina,
Florida, Uenneasea and Texas, tho entlro In
dobtedncNS, Including that of Virginia, being
SM&i.OOO. When these Btatos send In their
bills they, will undoubtedly bo paid In the same
manner as Virginia. '
Lord& Taylor.
Tuesday, Nov. 2 2d.
Trimmed Hats,
Much "below former prices.
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BroadvYfiy & 20th St.
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Gab tog'ft'l'ire fc?el8 and Greens.
We huve'Juit received from Paris a
large importation r ANDIKONS,
liuve uleo lidded to our lnrjje stock
new woods of our own pxelutl design,
Tvliltili tv urn sellliiK at
Conbver Fireplace Mfg. Co.,
' 7 wul 9 West 30th Street,
1 S'ear Fifth Avenue.
, riflorj, Ul-itO treat 80th Street.
niliiiQIumniiiiiiLjiiiifiiiiMi Ii i ifl ttt i nlVfiiT
Meeting In 'Washington to Condemn the
Outrages In the South.
Wabmkotoh. Nov. 21. At a largely attended
meeting to-night of colored oltlEens ot the city,
called for tho purpaae of protesting agalnat the
treatment of their race In North and South
Carolina, resolutions were adopted denouncing
the outrages, and a committee waa appointed
to present thom to President McKlnley.
Resolutions wore also adopted requesting tha
President to recommend to Congress the Im
mediate passage of a Federal election law
for the protection of all classes ot cit
izens and declaring that, as the Execu
tive of a former Administration had
aeen fit, without the consent of the
Governor of Illinois, to send troons Into thnt
Stnto under the pretenco of protecting the
United States mails, the same methods might
have been resorted to ln North and South
Carolina when it was ascertained "that neither
Gpvernorof those States attempted to protect
certain citizens "
Among the speakers waa former Gov. Finch
back of Louisiana, who urged agalnat violent
methods To accomplish what you want."
ho said, "do not Indulge ln wholesale denunci
ation of, the whites We constitute a hope
less minority, and of ourselves can do
nothing here or elsewhere, ft e are at the ab
solute mercy of the whites, and to them we
must make a sober and calm appeal. Wo are
confronted by tho gravest situation In
the world. Wo see people of our raco
persecuted, murdered and ostracized by
law, The people of tho South are the
most wonderful of the world. Twenty-five
years ago they attempted to destroy the
Union. To-day they rule It. If such
a people can accomplish suoh things whnt can
you, hope to do ? liat clianco havo you with
them?, The whole negro race must ap
peal to the good judgment of the white
peoplo. Ten years ngo color prejudices
haU.almoHt vaniihed. Only hore and there
among the Illiterate whites were negroes
ostracized. To-day pur power In annihilated,
our otlng Jorce destroyed. We not only
fool Its sting here, but , all oor this
land. Hut I conjure you to be temperate, to
make on appeal to the reason and justice of the
American white people. Tho people Is the
last court of .resort, nnd the noon e
embraces all political' parties. We Pmuit
therefore appeal Irrespective of party nnd not
bS?Thto.?f,7.,5g. l love ,u "',e-
Sleeping Cor looted by Thieves.
Washington, Nov. si.-Thloves obtained bi
tween $000 and $1,000 in money and jewelry
on the Pennsylvania train from New York
arriving here at A o'clock this morning,
i Jto 8J'",lD,F ! Stratford was practically
noted, n number of tho passengers reporting
losses. W. V. It Berry of this city lost $000
T2n.h.?if,ew,elry-a.ml Tlrfus sums of money
nere taken from other passengers. U"J""'
Death of Private Stuekey or the Forty
seventh. Washington. Nov. 21,-The Wnr Department
has received from Gen, Brooke at ronco a
message announcing the death on Nov lit
from typhoid fper of Private Arthur Stuekey.
Sn'teers'1' K" ort'",e"th Mwffl "31
Gunboat for New York Nnvnl Jlllltla.
Washington. Nov. 21,-Tlie Navy Depart-
ment to-day directed that the gunboat Aileer.
5icSnI?'lr.,c,&,;,otttrndoverto the State
iVrooklyiB? r th" UM ' lhe nTl ""' '
r"'iariranimriai'i tmmJ1i ,.. ,7 f- -,
Six c'qnfs lip
a day W
For 6 centi a day, mk, pale, de- I
blllUUd men, women and children can B
have health (and itrength H
reitored by taking JS H
A dollar box contain! fifty tablets. fl
Three tablet c day ihould be taken. B
Thus a box lasts 17 days. i
You should not, however, take Per.
ratln Tablets became the treatment costs
only six cents day. You should take
them because they are the standard Iron
food for the blood, and restore color to
the face, strength to the body, and Improve
the appetite. They make people weljh
more, and build up solid, healthy flesh. I
At all drugging.
Mllkmnn's Skull rrnctured,
Frank Hughes. 27 years old, of 528 Weet
Fifty-third street, is In Roosevelt Hospital with
a fractured skull. Hughe, who Is a mllUman
In the employ of P. 0. Smith's Sons. ofrf72
Sixth avenue, went out on his route ai uual
yesterday, but nt noon returned liomqwitha
bandaged head nnd a bruised face, HetodMi
wlfo that a man had followed him through t'
Wcat r'lfty-tlilrdstrent.and.when nearBeventli Jf
avenue, had struck him from behind, cutting , .
his head and knocking him down. Ho became ,Kw
uncqnsolous later, so was token to the hospital, rW
Ileal Horses nnd Horse Dealers on the Stage, AVvfii
The Casino stage had Charles F, Bates and S)M
John B. Bratton.a St. Louis horse dealer, as ftvjH
experimental attractions last night In " K "nUim
Dangerous Maid." The experiment will not lf$B
bo continued. Tho two horse dealora walk 1 B
ln .'.T'H yie. r'11"?. and Pretended that they
couldn t decide which was the best of Hires "1
criftv-liult nags that wero brought on hoodei M
niid blankeled Several persons laughed when Mhm
Mr, Hates was Introduced as hklnny Bates 'B
Absolutely Pure SCU
Uaetrom pure grspo cream of tartar . HflH

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