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HOSPITAL SYSTEM. TESTIMONY OF DR. HUIDEKOPER IS TAKEN BY WAR BOARD. Defence of the Medical Officers at Camp Thomas. Regimental Officers lllamed. The Medical Stores Given Out In a Parsimonious Maimer. Washington, Nov. 15.—The war In quiry commission resumed the exam ination of witnesses yesterday, with t>r. R. S. Huidekoper, lieutenant colo nel of volunteers on the stand. He said that he had occupied the po sition of chief medical officer of the First army corps at Camp Thomas, at Chickamauga Park, until the 23d of July, when he went to Porto Rico with general Brooke. Speaking of the supply depot, he said hat there was a good supply of some irticles and a superabundance of oth rs at the beginning of the history of lamp Thomas; but that this condition of affairs did not long continue. He had Immediately undertaken to regulate re quisitions so as to equalize them in the various divisions of the command. At one time he had to appeal to Gen eral Brooke to get the supplies neces sary, the deputy surgeon general in sisting upon being guided by the sup plies on the table, which was not a fair test. "Do you not know," asked Dr. Con ner, "that there was a full supply ol medical stores at the depot at Lytle?" "I know many articles were lack ing," the doctor replied, and added that it was not true, as had been stated, that there was a full supply. He had made constant representa tions to the surgeon general of the shortage of supplies. He had never turned down any requisitions from the division hospitals, except on one occa sion, except when he knew that the articles were not on hand. He had refused his sanction to a re quisition for flooring for hospital tents when General Brooke had expected to move. He contended that there had been a sufficiency of tentage, saying that no patients had been compelled to lie out without covering for any length of time. It was true, however, that there were occasions on which the sick men had been kept for several days at a time under the tent files. "The Second and Third division hos pitals," he said, in reply to & question, "were always clean and well ordered." Both Institutions were well built, but they had suffered throughout for lack of proper attendance. There was never a sufficient number of hospital corps men. On the other hand, the First division hospital was not so well conducted, for lack of discipline, due to the pros pect of removal. He had repeatedly called attention to the lack of nurses, and about the first of July there was an Increase of hospital corps men In re sponse to his representations. The sup ply was never equal to the demand. Reverting to the question of tentage, Dr. Huidekoper said he knew, of his own knowledge, that the surplus tent age at the reserve hospital was turned over to the division hospitals, and that tents had been held there to the detri ment of other hospitals. Colonel Huidekoper said that he had succeeded In getting supplies only by being the first on hand, as the medical depot was run in a very parsimonious manner. There was not only a great scarcity of important drugs, such as quinine and opium, but a disposition on the part of the purveyor not to give out what there was. Dr. Huidekoper said that, with a few unimportant exceptions, the medical supplies for the Porto Riean expedition had been ample. At Newport News he had given or ders that the slek men be eliminated from the command, but he found that the order had been evaded and sick men taken aboard. This was especial ly true of the Third Illinois regiment, whose surgeon. Dr. Huidekoper said, had persisted from the start In break ing the spirit, If not the letter, of the law. The regiment had left sick at every town that it had visited. Transatlantic Routes, London, November 16.—At a confer ence between representatives of the Cunard Line, American Line, French Transatlantic Company, North Ger man Lloyds Line, Hamburg-American Steamship Company, the Netherlands Line, the Wilson Line, the Atlantic Transportation Company, and the Elder-Dempster, Fulness, and White Star Lines, presided over by Mr. Ismay, It has been decided that two outward and two homeward ocean tracks will be used from January 15 to August 18, and from August 18 to Jan uary 15. The regulations adopted will be circulated and hopes are expressed that all transatlantic vessels and New foundland fishermen will recognize them. The Fever at the Nlantic Camp. New Haven, Conn., Nov. 16. —State Chemist H. E. Smith has made a re port on the wells at the Nlantic camp, stating that the water contained a considerable number of bacteria, but they were of a comparatively inocuous character. As the case now stands one expert has attributed the serious outbreak at the camp of typhoid fever to the wells, while the state expert rejects that theory. Emperor William's .Journey. Valetta, Island of Malta, November 16.—The imperial yacht Hohenzollern, with the Emporer and Empress of Ger many on board, arrived here yesterday, escorted by the German warship Heia and the British torpedo boat destroy ers Ardent and Banshee. The forts and ships exchanged sa lutes with the Hohenzollern. The Industrial Commission. Washington, Nov. 16.—The govern ment industrial commission has resum ed Its sessions, occupying for the first time bb a commission Its new head quarters in the Bliss building, facing tfie capitol. The session was mainly devoted to the ruleß of procedure. Gen, Grenfell Governor of Malta. London. Nov. 16.—Major General Sir Francis Grenfell, commanding the Bri tish array of occupation In Egypt, has been appointed governor of Majta. | NAVAL ACTIVITY AT NORFOLK. Large Shipment nf Alll munition to llcw ey's Fleet. I Norfolk, Va., Nov. 15.—The largest shipment of ammunition made from the government magazine since the peace protocol was signed was made yesterday, when a train of the South ern Railroad left with 25,000 shells of the six-pound size for Mare Island aavy yard, San Francisco. From an official source it is learned that the shells are intended for Rear Admiral Dewey's fleet at Manila. | Night and day work is now going on jn the gunboat Princeton, in pursuance ef an order of the navy department to have her ready for sea as quickly as ! possible. | The Princeton is to Join Rear Admi ral Schley's eastern squadron, now forming in Hampton Roads, j Work is also being pushed on the monitors Puritan and Terror so that ! :hey may be available for service at j ihort notice. I The repairs to the San Francisco j may keep her here a year if no emer gency arises. THE DREYFUS CASE. Che Prisoner to lie Informed to Prepare His Defence. Paris, Nov. 16.—The court of cassa tion has informed the Minister of the Colonies, M. Gullian, that it has de eded that Dreyfus be informed bv telegraph that the revision proceedings have begun, and that he be instructed to prepare his defence. The decision of the court is very sig nificant, as it has hitherto been gen erally admitted that no innovation should be introduced in the Dreyfus proceedings. Questions will now be drafted and posted to Dreyfus, who will formulate his replies. The Ministry of the Colonies has re ceived a cable despatch saying that Dreyfus is in good health. Kansas Populists Quit. Topeka, Nov. 16.—Since the result of the election in Kansas became known there has been talk among Populists of a special session of the legislature to pass more restrictive railroad legis lation, to confirm the appointments to several state boards and to enact other legislation. Governor Leedy summoned to his jfflce last night all Populist Btate offi cials and Populists from every section of the state to discuss the proposition. The meeting was secret, but after the doors were opened It was announced that there would be no extra session and that the Populist administration would go out of business without at tempting any extraordinary party leg islation. Fire at Dawson. B kaguay, Alaska, Nov. 15.—Gold hun ters returning from the Klondike have arrived here, bringing news that the city of Dawson has been visited by a $500,000 lire, in which forty buildings were burned, Including the new post office and some of the best structures in the city. * ..-j, The fire began on the morning of Oc tober 16. It started in the Green Tree saloon as the result of a row between two women of the town. Belle Mitchell threw a lighted lamp at another woman. The lamp broke, the oil spread, and in a few seconds the building was on fire. Crew of the Gleiiliuntly Saved. London, Nov. 16. —The crew of the abandoned British bark Glenhuntly, Which sailed from New York on March 21, 1898, for Freemantle, Australia, in command of Captain Shaw, have been landed at Simon's bay, near Cape Town, South Africa, by the British warship Thrush. Captain Mclntyre of the British bark Strathgryfe. on her arrival at Mel bourne on November 7, from this city, reported that the Glenhuntly was abandoned on June 5, and that the crew were on the rocky island of Tris tan d'Acunha, in the South Atlantic ccean. Manila Health Report. Manila, Nov. 16. —Following is the report of sickness among the troops for the week Just ended: Typhoid fev er 124, malarial fever 608, dysentery 9s, diarrhoea 184, ail other intestiflul trou bles 42, gastric fever 19, wounds anil other injuries 79, heat 3, smallpox 39, including six Spaniards, all other sick nesses, 610; total, with Cavitc not re ported, 1,816 eases, as against 1,894 last week. The deaths were: Typhoid fever 1, meningitis 2, dysentery 1, pupura hae monhaglca 1, smallpox 1. To-day's Cabinet Meeting. Washington, D. C., Nov.* 16. —Attor- ney General Griggs and Secretary Bliss were not present at the cabinet meet ing yesterday, having left on the 11 o'clock train with Mr. Dawes, the comptroller of the currency, to attend the dinner given last night by the New York Chamber of Commerce. The meeting occupied less time than usual and at its conclusion it was said that nothing of especial importance was under discussion. Patti to Marry Again. London, Nov. 16. —The Manchester Guardian says that Mme. Patti, during an Interval in the concert at Albert Hail, London, last evening, Informed some of her friends or her intention to narrv again. T'.e man who will become the prima .riina'a third husband is Baron Ceder strom, a Swede, and the marriage will take place in February. Tini Mohegan Disaster. London, Nov. 16.—At the Mansion House police court yesterday a man named Robin Spurdy was committed for trial on the charge of circulating a libel, contained in a letter addressed to survivors and relatives of victims of the Mohegan disaster, intimating that her cautain was bribed to wreck the vessel. Twenty Persons Drowned. St. Petersburg, Nov. 16. —The ice on the river Cuchona, at Velictusting. broke yesterday while a number of persons and vehicles were crossing the stream. Twenty persons were drown "L . . : ..... . COLUMBIAN. BLOOMSBURC, P- FINDLAY S. DOUGLAS* | He In the Amateur Goir Champion of the United Statm. | Findlay S. Douglas, the Scot, who earned the right to he called amateur golf champion of the United States by his defeat of Walter B. Smith, the young Onweulsia man and Yale ' champion, learned his golf in lhe or , thodox old town of St. Andrews. | where he was born twenty-two years j ago. Thus having every advantage to become an expert, he improved his j opportunities so as to become scratch j man at St Andrews and also at other clubs. Wtiile a student in the unl | versity in ids native town, lie was for | two years captain of the g>lC team. ■ Shortly before his departure for Anier | iea In the spring of 1597 he won the St. Andrews medal, with seventy-eight strokes. Coming to this country he FINDLAY 8. DOUdLAS. soon became established at the Fair field County Golf Club, Greenwich. Conn., as scratch man. and hi* fame grew so rapidly that he was regarded as the east's most promising candi date for championship honors in the fall of 180". Ilut alter qualifying third among the sixteen and reaching the send-finals, he was disposed of by Whigiuan, six up. live to play. Later Douglas defeated Whlgham in the laikewood tournament. Douglas lias an easy. graceful style, is a very good uphill player, and has a remarkable amount of nerve, lie plays long iron shots especially well. IDs good work at Morristown. qualifying fourth at 180, and disposing of young Curtis. A. 11. Hiulth of Iluntlngton Volley, Stlll nuin, Travis, and lastly, Smith, be sides Ills remarkably good score play throughout stamped him as a likely winner. His card of seventy-six. made In his match with Stllluian, is evidence of his perfect play, and rlie card is one that Is likely to stand for some time. The best previous record was seventy nine, made by the professional, Willie Anderson, of liallusrol. DEVIL AN EARTHLY LANDLORD. Spot 111 Klllliuxl !>.<l-iJ mid Willed to 111. Minium Mnjmiy. There is only one spot on the earth's surface that has actually been willed, deeded, and bequeathed to his Sa tanic majesty. This spot lies four miles and a half south of Helsingfors, Finland. A few years ago Lara Huilnriene died in the little town of Plellsjarvl, in the above named country, leaving considerable property in the shape of lauded estate. How he had come into possession of so much laud no one seemed to know, hut as he was a very lmd citizen it was generally admitted that he was in league with Wiuta hausu (Satan), and that they had many business deals with each other. Tills somewhat startling opinion was verified when 011 Huilnriene was found a certified warranty deed, giving to Satan all ills earthly possessions. The will was to the same effect. The family have repeatedly tried to break the will, hut so far have been unsuc cessful. Thus the records plainly show that itis sulphuric majesty has a legal right aud title to some excel lent grounds in the near vicinity of Helsingfors. The simple people of the neighbor hood have changed the course of the road which formerly skirted the Huil arlene homestead, and declare that they would not enter the possessions of Sntati A- Co. for nil the money that the three estates would bring.—Pear son's Journal. A I'olits* YoiiHg- IlMrhai-laii. Somebody over near Dupout Circle owns a small hoy who is unmistaka bly destined for greatness. He was playing In the circle the other day, aud a mite of a girl, presumably ids sis ter. was annoying him mightily. Presently she tried lilm too far and he gave her a push that sent her head long to the pavement. Her screams attracted the attention of everybody except her nurse, who was gossiping with another nurse some distance away. The usual woman who re proves oth?r people's children was on hand, however. "Oh, little boy," said she, "what made you strike your little sister? Don't you know it's very, very wrong to do so?" The hoy went on with the hop scotch diagram he was drawing. "Oh,'' he remarked, unconcernedly, "tlint's all fight. I'll feci sorry by and by, and then I'll ask her pardon like a little gentleman. That'll fix It"— Washington Post. The boarder—This milk looks mighty blue. The bandit—l guess tliet comes from me havlu' nothiu' but pedigreed cows.—Puck, The Kind You llavo Always Bought, and which has been in uso for over 110 years, lias borne tlio signature of srjrf a, "l has been made under his per ( . sonal supervision since its infancy. s-ettcSivV. Allow no one to deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and Substitutes are but Ex periments that triile with and endanger the health of Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment. What is CASTOR IA Castoria is a substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Harmless and Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates tlio Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children's Panacea—Tlio Mother's Friend. 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A great many fellows complained because of the great trouble they ex perienced in getting into tne military service of Uncle Sam. But the trouble they had then is nothing to be com pared with what they are encounter ing now in their efforts to get out. It isn't all gold that glitters. NASAL CATARRH quickly yields to treatment by Ely's Cream Balm, which is agreeably aromatic. It is received through the nostrils, cleanses and heals the whole surface over which it diffuses itself. To test it, a trial size for 10 cents or the large, for 50 cents, is mailed by Ely Brothers, 56 Warren Street, New York. Druggists keep it. A remedy for Nasal Catarrh which is drying or exciting to the diseased mem brane should not be used. Cream Balm is recognized as a specific. OABTORIA. Bean the /) Ttlß Kind Vou Have Always Bought 400 Pretty Homes and Gardens. How general the use of photog raphy is coming to be adopted by the modern magazine as a means of illus tration is shown in the announcement of the Ladies' ILomc Journal that it is about to uublish six new, distinct series of articles will include not less than 400 photographs. The idea of the magazine is to present 100 ot the prettiest country homes in America, to encourage artistic architecture ; 100 of the prettiest gardens, to encourage taste in floriculture; 70 churches, decorated for festal occasions of all kinds, such as weddings, Christmas and Easter services, etc.; some 40 of the prettiest girls' rooms in this country: 25 floral porches and vine clad houses; and the story of the native wild flowers in America, told in 75 photographs. Over 8,000 photog raphers, in every part of the country, were employed by the magazine to get these pictures, and several thous ands of dollars were paid in prize awards for the best photographs. The choice was made out of over 10,000 photographs received by the magazine. Constable Fees. The constables ot the state, of which there is an army, are awaiting with the greatest concern the decision of the Supreme Court in a case which has just been argued at Pittsburg, it in volves the question of whether a con stable is entitled to 50 cents for each witness subpoenaed, regardless of how many names are on a printed form, or whether he is only entitled to 50 cents for serving the entire paper. There is a Class of People Who are injured by the use of coffee. Recently there has been placed in all the grocery stores a new preparation called GRAIN-O, made of pure grains, that takes the place of coffee. The most delicate stomach receives it with out distress, and but few can tell it from coffee. It does not cost over as much. Children may drink it with great benefit, iscts. and 25cts. per package. Try it. Ask for GRAIN-O. 11 10 4td. 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