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Passengers Terrified on Run
away Electric Train.
Fotorman Lost Control of Train at
Four-Mile Run and Excite
ment Prevailed.
The Washington, Alexandria and Mt.
Vernon Kail road Company has, It was
stated this morning. set on foot an Investi
gation as to the cause of the runaway of
an electric train around the curves at
Four Mile run Saturday evening. The train
was temporarily beyond the control of
Motorman McFarland and Conductor Kim
ball. An awful accident was narrowly is
caped in the dash around Four Mile Run
bend. Several of the passengers were bad
ly shaken up. and O. P. Angelo of Alex
andria was severely injured.
The train left Washington on schedule
time with a full load of passengers, among
whom were many ladies occupying seats In
the motor car. All went well until some
one noticed an unusual swaying anil bound
ing of the coaches Just south of siding No.
K between Addison Heights and Four Mile
Kun. Soon the agitation among the pas
sengers became general, as the unusual
speed of the train seemed to increase In
stead of diminish.
Whizzed by Trolley Poles.
Trolley poles flashed by with amazing
rapidity, and In a few seconds the train
was upon the sharp curve near the power
house. To the consternation of the pas
sengers there was no let up In the terrific
race. Instead of following the main track
at that point the trains are now temporar
ily run around on a swith which passes in
close to the car sheds. After rounding the
bend in hair-splitting style the motor car
plunged upon the rails of the switch, while
It kept the track as by the merest chance.
Women Became Hysterical.
The excitement of passengers had passed
ordinary bounds. Women became hysteri
cal. while men paled and trembled, expect
ing every instant a terrible disaster. Men
railed upon the conductor for reassurance,
but none could be given. It was realized
b> every one on board that they were
passing a crisis. The suspense was fear
As th- tif.ir. dashed down the grade every
or., reaiiz-d that the mosj critical period
W' ii.ti come, when the curve leading back
t" the main track was reached. This
l ass. d. the chances for safety would be in
comparably greater. There were some
tr.! r.mtn at the station, who viewed, with
*izemtrr. the approaching train.
It is said that one of them turned aside
ar.?i w nt t" the rear of the station house
t ? .pe Witnessing, as he expected. ;n
si !? ?lllng disast< r.
1" "itunately the curve was passed in
Angelo Confined to Bed.
11 t ? t the main track again the train
* as I.- . ten under control. When the train
d Alexandria the passengers wore a
??Maai and awestrick< n appearance. It
?.is n?-t without real damage, either, to
?"me of their number that they escaped.
Mr. O. Ferry Angelo, who Is employed in
liie < hemic;'. division of the Agricultural
Impartment in Washington, is now con
fined t'. his home, in North Columbus
tstr. .-t, s .(T? ring fr.,m injuries he received.
He was thrown violently fr..m his seat
against th* back of the seat in front cf
him. and was severity injured in the chest.
severa. other passengers were thrown
fr-'m th4r seats and painfully though not
seriously injured. It is believed that the
trouble Was caused by a failure of the
K a t.. work win n applied by the motor
Will Meet Here Soon to Consider An
nual Report.
The n-xt meeting of the army board of
O'Inane ? and fortifications, of which Lieut.
<;en. Milts is president, will be held in this
c. on the .ilst Instant. The principal sub
Jtd of c ? ns:. 1. rat.on will be the annual re
P"rt of the board, which will treat of an
Unusual number of important subjects this
year, n Is expected that the board will
recommend m appropriation of t*Xl for
the use ,.f the board In conducting experi
ments with ordnance and ordnance sup.
Plies duri::g the next fiscal year. The ap
propriation for the current year Is tloo.orx.
being the average allowance for rtcenl
Consul General Gudger Reports Fight
ing at Long Range.
The State Department has received a dls
pati h from ( onsul (itneral tijdg.-r at Pan
ama. dated yesterday, as follows:
Fighting at long range five miles out
k'tW"n Padilla and Cuitan ar.J two gov
ernment vessels. No damage done."
1 his refers to the engagement in Pan
ama harbor, referred to in Saturday's new.-*
The gunboat Ranger, which was dispatch
ed for David on the west coast of th*
Isthmus to riport upon the r, volutlonarj
movements In that vicinity, has returned tc
1 ana ma.
The Navy Department has received ad
l' 1* '.^e n*val engagement tr
J ana ma ba> in the sliape of a dispatch
f m Qwjute Potter .,f the gunboai
?> r- which was repr. s. nted In the ores'
rcj'.-rts as being In the line of fire. Th?
*: .."uncement by the commander that hi
r> ; forbidden a bombardment will. It |<
cause the Insurgents to abandor
further attempts on Panama on water
* "inmander Potter s dispatch Is as follows
"4 "PANAMA, July 20.
A Might engagement has taken ulart
between Insurgent and government vessels
"?'ma ^y. No damage. I have noUflS
v., Dsorgent v.ssels that bombardmem
Cit> or anchorage cannot be permitted.''
Admiral Crowninshield Takes th<
European Squadron to Chatham.
Admiral Crowninshield sailed yesterdaj
f?-om Chrlstlanta, Norway, for Chatham
England, with the European !*iuadron. con
pisting of the Chicago. San Francisco, A1
bany and Illinois. The last named shi]
Will go into dry dock at Chatham imme
d lately upon her arrival In order tliat th'
Injuries she sustained when she groundei
?t Christiania may be repaired. The ad
Wiral will arrive In England in ample tlm
I?r? , cor?nation ceremonies. August 11
Jnvi,ted to Participate In the nava
L.,. w"' probably be presen
FUh the Chicago.
Order Issued by the Secretary of War
Detailing the Leading Events
In His Career.
The Secretary of War today issued an
, order announcing the retirement from ac
j tive service by operation of law today of
I Maj. Gen. John R. Brooke, commanding1 the
j department of the east, "terminating a
! period of over forty years of efficient, hon
orable and distinguished service on the ac
j tive list of the volunteer and regular
I army."
| The order gives the following sketch of
| Gen. Brooke's military services:
"Gen. Brooke volunteered his services and
was commissioned by the governor of
Pennsylvania in the 4th Regiment of In
fantry from that state, at onco upon the
call of the President for volunteers follow
ing the attack on Fort Sumter. He was
subsequently commissioned colonel of the
KSd Pennsylvania Volunteers, in November,
18*51, and was appointed brigadier general
of volunteers by President Lincoln May 12,
18fi4, for distinguished services in the bat
tles of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania
Court House. He was twice severely
wounded?In the battle of Gettysburg. July
2, 1863, and in the battle of Cold Harbor,
June 3. 1864?and was brevetted major gen
eral of volunteers for gallant and merito
rious services in the battles of Tolopotomy
? <and Cold Harbor, Virginia. He resigned
"from the volunteer service February 1, 186C,
and entered the regular service with the |
grade of lieutenant colonel of Infantry j
July 28. I860; was commissioned colonel in
1879, brigadier general in 1888, and major
general in 1807. He was brevetted colonel
and brigadier general. United States army,
March 2, 18?7, for gallant and meritorious
services in the battles of Gettysburg and
Spottsylvania Court House, respectively.
"In the beginning of the war with Spain
he was assigned to the command of an
army corps, arid in July, 1888, sailed in
command of the troops embarked for Porto
Rico, and after the declaration of truce, in
August. 1808, was in command of all of the
troops in that island to December, 1808.
"He was chairman of the commission to
arrange for the evacuation of Porto Rico
by the Spanish troops, and from December
28, 1898, to December 20, 1899, Gen. Brooke
was in command of the division of Cuba,
and as military governor of the island, un
der circumstances of great difficulty, ren
dered faithful and effective service.
"During his long service Gen. Brooke has
exercised important military commands,
j both in peace : nd war, and always with
! credit ard honor to himself and to the
i country.
"It is a pleasure to refer to a record such
as this, which would serve as an example
and an inspiration to every young officer
who has yet to shape his character and
career in the military service."
Police Officer in Chicago Kills One,
Captures Another.
CHICAGO, July 21.?In an alleged hoid
; up that took place here early today Robert
? E. MaeMahon, special policeman for the
Auditorium Annex, killed one man and
| after a running revolver fight captured an
other. The man taken into custody gave
his name as Mack Ray and said his com
panion's name was Frank Murphy. He de
nied there had been any intention to hold
up the officer.
The fight which ended in Murphy's death
j took place behind the hotel which MaeMa
hon was patrolling. The men were lurking
in an alley supposedly waiting for a vic
tim. The officer at lirst saw but one man,
and he was feigning sickness. Suddenly a
second man rose from behind a box and
j both men trained revolvers on the officer.
| MaeMahon drew his revolver and all three
mt-n tired. Murphy being killed instantly.
Mack Ray darted down the alley and from
the darkness tired repeatedly at the officer
who gave chase. MaeMahon finally tripped
i the fugitive and took him to the Harrison
i street police station.
| They Object to the Employment of
Women Workers.
PHI LA DE LP HIA. July 21.?A strike was
inaugurated today throughout the country
by the I nited Goldbeaters' National Union
of America. In this city, according to Ellis
j Cray, president of the local union, eighty
six goldbeaters and forty apprentice boys
are on strikf. This affects forty girls who
till the molds for the beaters. The tie-up
in this city is said to be complete, and re
ports received at the local union's head
quarters from New York. Chicago and Bos
ton indicate that all union men in those
i cities are out. There are about 400 gold
i beaters in the United States and all are
I members of the union.
The claim is mado by President Gray
that women receive 18 cents for filling a
certain number of molds for which the gold
beaters formerly received DO cents. The
beaters, he claims, can earn only $12 to $15
a week. They demand the discharge of the
women tillers and that their work be given
to the beaters.
i Chicago Institution Said to Have Been
Robbed of $30,000.
CHICAGO, July 21.?News of the disap
pearance of nearly >.,0.000 from the vaults
of the Masonic Temple Safety Deposit Com
pany last Saturday had spread to such an
extent today that it caused a "run" on the
vaults. When the day vaults were opened
for business there- was a struggling crowd
j of men and women depositors in waiting,
who feared for moneys and valuables that
they had deposited in the company's strong
boxes. For a time there was almost a
panic in the crowd. The office force of the
deposit company was unable to cope with
the great demand for verification of signa
tures, and in the vaults the trunkevs for
several hours were unable to open "boxes
fast enough to keep down the crowd.
The police have secured no clews as yet
to the disappearance of the currency be
longing to the race track men. The man
agement still scoffs at the idea that the
money has been stolen, but the police take
the bookmakers' statements as the truth.
They said today that it would have been a
very easy matter to secure duplicate keys
and to have pilfered the boxes.
Victims of Rain Storm at Kieflf, Euro
pean Russia.
KIEFF, European Russia, July 21.?Fif
teen persons were drowned yesterday by a
sudden inrush of water Into the basements
of various houses in the lower portions of
the town. A torrential rainstorm, accom
panied by violent wind and hail, broke over
Kieff during the afternoon and turned the
streets into veritable torrents, flooding eel
jars and drowning their occupants before
they were able to escape. Large trees were
uprooted and rallrcad embankments were
washed away^ necessitating the suspension
htaVy C" losses sustained are very
Ten of the Victims Were Caught Out
in Harbor in Small
BALTIMORE. Mi, July 21?The tornado
which suddenly struck this city yesterday
afternoon at 1:25 o'clock. Involving the loss
of twelve lives and a widespread destruc
tion of property, was the severest which
has been known in this latitude for many
years. Nothing: in the way of a storm had
been forecasted and the weather bureau
was taken completely by surprise. Almost
without a moment's wrarning an irresist
ible wind, apparently in the nature of &
whirlwind, came from the southwest, and
in an instant the waters of the harbor were
converted into a seething cauldron, frail
boats were capsized while the staunchest
vessels at anchor were violently rocked.
Of the twelve lives that were lost ten
were drowned by the upsetting of boats In
the river, one was killed by a tree falling
on him and one by coming in contact with
a live electrical wire.
Roy Bateman, twelve years old.
Joseph Cain, ten years o'.d.
John Cain, six years old.
Thomas Carroll, twenty-one years old.
Harry McCormick, nineteen years old.
Mrs. Mary Schuler, twenty-eight year?
Harry S. Schuler, ten months old.
Olive Schuler, four years old.
Charles Schuler, seven years old.
Killed by falling tree:
William Cornish (colored).
Killed by live wire:
Charles Schaefer.
A careful estimate furnished from police
headauarters today shows that 200 houses
were unroofed during the prevalence of the
storm. Six roofs in one block were blown
off. The roof of the William Street Inde
pendent Methodist Church was lifted high
in the air and blown over the roofs of
other houses to a distance of 150 feet. The
stone spire of Holy Cross Catholic Church,
weighing 500 pounds, was hurled to the
A part of the roof of Trinity Protestant
Episcopal Church was torn off. while the
historic steeple of St. Mary's Star of the
Sea Catholic Church was completely de
stroyed. The public squares and parks are
considerably wrecked. Patterson Park Is
a scene of desolation. The whole extent of
these pleasure grounds is strewn with
broken branches and uprooted trees, and
the debris completely chokes up the drive
ways. Many handsome trees In Franklin
Square and Druid Hill Park, as well as on
the shaded streets, have been uprooted bod
ily, many falling across thoroughfares, tem
porarily blocking them. Much damage has
been done to house fronts in all sections
of the city by the falling trees. A tree 100
years old was blown down on Chestnut
In the business section of the city numer
ous plate-glass windows have been blown
in. Telegraph and telephejne service has
been crippled to some extent, and many
lines are out of use. In the county havoc
was wrought among telegraph poles, which
were snapped like reeds. In the city and
suburbs there is a tangled mass of wires
to be laboriously put in order.
An evidence of the strength of the wind
was made apparent at Baltimore and Ohio
railroad elevator C, Locust Point. Two
large steel doors, inclosing the engine room,
were torn off their hinges and thrown some
distance from their position.
The sloop-yacht Tulip, belonging to C.
Hamilton Melbourne, was sunk in about
twelve or fifteen feet of water about twenty
yards out from the Arundel Boat Club's
pier. There was no one aboard at the time.
It was remarkable that a storm of such
violence should apparently be limited to
such a small area, but the center of the
disturbance seemed to be right in the city.
Out in the suburbs there was a terrific
blow, but the amount of damage shows that
it did not compare with the velocity in Bal
Boy Swept Through a Sewer, but Es
capes Death.
JAMESTOWN, N. Y? July 21.?Another
terrific storm passed over Chautauqua
county yesterday and last night, doing
great damage to growing crops, delaying
railway traffic and cutting such holes In
highways that travel across country is al
most impossible. George Courtney was
drowned at French creek while trying to
ford a swollen stream.
A bridge across a culvert in this city
broke down while George Singular, a six
year-old boy was standing on it and he
was quickly carried into a sewer, through
which he was swept at a terrific rate for
more than one thousand feet. He came out
at the lower end in less than three minutes
in a frightfully cut and bruised condition,
but alive and able to crawl to a place of
PENN YAN, N. Y., July 21.?One of the
heaviest rainfalls that has yet occurred has
prevailed over the Lake Iveuka region dur
ing the last thirty-six hours. Three Inches
of water has fallen, making the total rain
fall for the month seven Inches. AH
streams are overflowing their banks and
the water in the lake has risen ten Inches
in the last twenty-four hours. Many cel
lars are flooded and farmers are having
much trouble in harvesting their grain.
Reports of rain with floods and resultant
damage to farm products come fro-m War
saw, Bath, Cuba and Dansville, this 3tate.
New Policy Outlined for the Ancient
Order of Hibernians.
DENVER, Col., July 21.?It has been de
cided by the national board of directors of
the Ancient Order of Hibernians chosen at
the last session of the biennial convention
to incorporate each state division of the
order. President Dolan was authorized to
act as the agent of the order In the United
States, Canada and Mexico In arranging the
details of affiliation with other continental
bodies of similar character. This is the first
step in the general federation of Irish Cath
olics throughout the world.
Man Shoots Himself in Presence of
Woman Who Rejected Him.
CLEVELAAND. July 21?Frederick Mor
rison of Salem, Ohio, while riding in a car
riage on Miles avenue with Miss Mary Cow
ley today, drew a revolver from his-pocket
and fired a bullet through his brain that re
sulted in his death shortly afterward. Mor
rison had been paying attention to Miss
Cowley for some time past and her refusal
to marry him led to the tragedy.
Stock Broker Commits Suicide.
PHILADELPHIA, July 21.?Victor Roull
lot, aged fifty-one years, a stock broker,
committed suicide last night by inhaling
illuminating gas at his home in German
town, a suburb. His body was found today
by his wife on the floor of the kitchen.
Roulllot was recently convicted of con
spiracy in connection with a stock transac
tion and it is supposed this fact led to his
Chairman Babccck's Flan for
the Republicans.
Latitude to Be Allowed the Orators,
Who Are to Go Into Every
Debatable District.
Chairman Babcock of the republican con
gressional committee is .peeding eastward
after a trip to Wisconsin, to establish
headquarters in New York city for the
coming campaign. He will be Joined In a
few days by Secretary Overstreet and other
members of the executive committee and
the work of the committee will promptly
be Inaugurated.
As he came through Chicago Chairman
Babcock announced the. general outline of
the work for the cammUgn. He said that
the literary feature of this campaign would
be subordinated to speech-making. Proba
bly not more than a dozen speeches in Con
gress will be circulated, embracing the srb
jects of tariff, trusts and the Philippines
The number of copies of each speech sent
out will range from 50.060 to 200.000 while
in former campaigns 500.000 copies was a
smaJl order. A couple of democratic
speeches, Tillman and Wheeler Tf Ken
tucky, he announced, would be circulated
by the republicans, to show the democratic
animus upon certain topics. emocratic
An Oratorical Campaign.
The republican campaign handbook will
not be out for several weeks, and It will
be designed mainly for the use of the armv
furXhl (TS Wh? be IHlt the field,
furnishing them suggestions and statistics
for use in their stump speeches.
edA .8?PeMblndtTS'? b"r*,a* is t0 be establish
rv.1 ,,New York, probably In charge of
Col. Henry Casson. It will ),? fi,' T I
"cans propose to make "a light ^pub
them. But what thpv re{*ding about
most was the iLlm hav(* refi<1 ^>r the
?loinsrs in Congress SncTW^vT*8 of our
velfs utterances Whfle tRoos<?
accurate newsnnnlJ? these reports were
they could rot cxnlal*?^08 8 so
ln^??fnt ?Peike?
''iir'ruhan'and'Jf(mr ) h ffPP'nCl our
reason for mikino- iK)n- Ihat is one
than a literary bft?h? T5Tat,?rlcal rather
fants win not be lt ?' ,h"
the orators -r?M "With the battle of
tunate in haviM- j? ^ ' party fs for"
talent amorS l?oratorical
must not be permitted tnVrn t talent
H can be SKK3Z*
Latitude Allowed the Speakers.
One advantage recognised in this plan of
campaign is the latitude which will be a?
sutted "rat?rS,ln dlscusslng the issues best
to particular communities. For ex
ample. in the east Chairman Pavne and
Representative Dalzeli of the ways and
Sh0ut, ?o tariff
west th* ~j f canipalgrn committee. Out
auction , r;1Slonl8t Prators will demand re
ules! such a^?steel> ii^le hl,*her ,ariff s" heT
with ,h " ' iron' glass, tin. etc.?still
fnittee In Mill6 lndorsement of the com
rate Cubin ^lnn?ota Mr. Tawney will be
in Kansas iT y> Whl,e south of him.
nieans commntee M?UeT?^ th" Zay? "n,i
that policy!^ ' Loflg' w111 defend
?cyhand^>enne !ahnr orators for New Jer
fits accruhTe^Ji k ' drpiciin? the bene
icles: there 4ni h?r " ? / r<'puhlk'an Po!
the ne-rufiit, i j. antitrust orators for
welkin rfnl w &lcts Who wil1 make the
tonil?,,J^Wlth ^Pnuin-lation of the oc
There wm l/%ats M the,r extermination,
ntvtan r Lo! German orators and Scandi
aiipe'alinc- aft" k?*1 Ital,an orators, each
tJl xx-h! u his own fashion to people
reDuh.?? he taIks ,n the interests of the
republican h y and for the election of a
republican House of Representatives.
Confident of Success.
in cloRe touch with Chairman
>t ook and his associates of the executive
committee say that the republican man
agers are absolutely confident of winning
the campaign-that is to say, the confl
en< e entertained Is, not the brand for pub
tLt??^TVl0a me*el>;. but the real thing;
rfbtain^d wh?r* the seats are to be
get thlS, they Wl" e? about U to
i)lThevnt^tUb"can maT,a%ement has had am
now fn ?^e; Practically the same men
conD-iil.^ T?L lave won four consecutive
'slor}aI battles. Their machines are
<?f ?hl ? ln ever3? district. In many
chin^pf ,8tates- 't Is said, the same ma
chinery Is in existence which did the work
six and eigly years ago.
Naval Orders.
Commander C. P. Perkins has been de
tached from the Naval War College, New
port, and ordered to command the cruiser
Philadelphia, on the Pacific station. ^
Commander W. E;. Sefcell has been de
tached from the navy yard, Portsmouth,
N. H., and ordered to'jcomiaand the Supply.
Lieut. E. T. Pollok. .to the Columbia.
I-ileut. H, Lanlngr, teem the naval torpedo
station to 'the Dolphin.
Lieut. H. C. Musthi, from the Naval
Academy to the KeariiilKe.
Lieut. J. R. y. Blafeley, to the Minne
Lieut. A. Rusk, from the Bath iron works
to the Montgomery.
Lieut. F. H. SchofleW, from duty at Hart
ford, Conn., to the Stfppjy
Lieut. L. F. James, from the Pensacola
navy yard to the Supply.
Lieut. Marbury Johnston. from the Co
lumbia to the Montgtifetery
Lleut. W. McDowells fi-OBi the Kearsarge
to command the ThoMton.
Ensign E. C. Keenan. fr??n the Michigan
to the Montgomery.
Midshipman K. B. Crittenden, from the
Michigan to the Supply.
Midshipman C. A. CeBway, from the
Yankton to the Supply.
Cost of Naval Outfits.
The Navy Department has Issued an order
announcing that ln pursuance of the naval
appropriation bill appreved July 1, 1902.
outfits at J45 each will be provided for
naval apprentices, landsmen under training
for seamen and all otber enlisted men of
the navy on their first,enlistment.
Steamahlg Arrivals.
At Bremen?Greaser- Kurfurst, from New
Tork. ? * -
At Plymouth-Kais& "Wilhelm der Grosse,
from New Tork. ?
At New Yark--R?vlc, from Liverpool;
Mlnnetonka, from London.
"Three merry boys, and three merry boys,
And three merry boys are we!"
It Cannot Be Done by Private
Controller Tracewell today decided that
the government printing office does not
have to compete with private printing es
tablishments in work for government de
partments, and that a department cannot
economize by giving its work to a private
concern whose bid is way below that of
the government printing establishment.
The decision was rendered to the Secre
tary of the Treasury, who asked a decision
on the following question:
"The department, being about to inaugu
rate an extensive card-index system in one
of the divisions of the secretary's office,
has obtained estimates for the work from
the public printer and an outside concern.
The public printer's estimate amounts to
$1,230.08, while the other estimate amounts
to $ i Oo.
"Section 3786. Revised Statutes of the
United States, provides that 'all printing,
binding and blank books for the Senate or
House of Representatives and the executive
and judicial departments shall be done at
the government printing office, except in
cases otherwise provided by law.'
"Would the department be authorized to
award the contract for the work to the low
outside bidder in this case and charge the
cost to an appropriation other than that
provided for the public printing and bind
The controller rendered the following
"Tt is understood that thi cards to be
used in the card-index system in contem
plation require printing.
"The provision quoted by you from sec
tion 3786 of the Revised Statutes was re
enacted in the act of January 12, 1893 (28
Stat., <>22). It is a positive requirement
that all printing for the executive and
other departments shall be done at the gov
ernment printing office, unless otherwise
provided for by law, and impliedly prohibits
these departments from procuring printing
not otherwise provided for to be done else
where. It does not admit of any exception
upon grounds of economy or expediency,
but it is comprehensive and exclusive.
"I am not aware of any provision of law
authorizing printing for this department
to be done elsewhere, and I have, there
fore, to advise you that you are not au
thorized to have the cards which yon con
template procuring printed by any private
Will Leave Next Friday, to Be Gone
Until September.
Secretary of the Navy Moody will leave
Washington next Friday and will probably
not return until after the 1st of September.
He will go from here to Oyster Bay, where
he will spend Sunday with President Roose
velt, and early in the following week will
proceed to Byfieid, Mass., his birthplace,
where the two hundredth anniversary of
the founding of that town is to be cele
brated on the 30th. He will also partici
pate in the celebration of "Old Home Week"
at Salem. The Secretary will make no set
speeches during his visits to Byfieid and
Salem. He will spend the time between
the 8th and 16th of August aboard the
Dolphin, in company with members of the
Senate and House committees on naval af
fairs, witnessing the evolutions of the north
Atlantic squadron, and later in the month
will probably be present at the joint army
and navy maneuvers. It is expected that
the circular? for the battle ships Connecti
cut and Louisiana, authorized by the last
naval appropriation act, will be ready for
his signature before he departs.
Personal Mention.
Messrs. J. Newton Gray and R. H. Raw
lings have gone to Atlantic City.
Dr. S. W. Murphy, 1310 I street north
west, who has been yachting and fishing in
Chesapeake bay for a couple of weeks, re
turned to the city today.
Mr. James W. Bartley of Anacostia has
gone to Atlantic City.
Rev. Francis Schwallenburg. the assistant
pastor of St. Teresa's Church, Anacostia,
who has been enjoying a vacation of sev
eral weeks in the vicinity of Lake Michi
gan, returned home Saturday evening.
Cholera Breaks Out at Tokio.
United States Minister Buck at Tokio re
ports to the State Department by cable
dated today that the cholera has broken
out there.
Return of Commander Niblack.
Commander Niblack, in charge of the
naval target work, has returned from New
port, Boston, League Island and New York,
at each of which points he established
standard naval target ranges for small
Refused to Remit Suspension.
The Secretary of War has again refused
to remit the suspension period of one year
Imposed on a number of young lieutenants
In the army who failed in the examinations
for promotion.
Thirteenth Infantry and Four Troops
of Third Cavalry.
The War Department is advised of the
arrival of the transport Sheridan at San
Francisco with the following military pas
sengers: Colonel Groesbeck, Judge advo
cate's department; Majors Goe. l'.Uh Infan
try, and Turrill. medical department; Cap
tains Miller. 2d Infantry; Anderson. 7th
Infantry, and Darnail. medical department; j
Lieutenants Curtis. Powell and Snyd r, ti;h j
Infantrv; Yates, ,'th; Buchanan, i'.h; An- I
sell. 11th; Tiffany. 21st; McCautey. Artil
lery Corps; Rockhill. medical department,
and Koch, Philippine Scouts; following of
ficers, 13th Infantry: Colonel Markley, Ma
jor Byrne. Chaplain Swift. ?'ap:ains Buck,
Faison, Styer. SlcAlexander. Wild, Lindsay,
Ferguson, Fuger, Evans and Kerwin; L'eu
tenants Read. Fry. ISariutt. Shaffer, ("lark,
Coleman, Wetheriii. Halsteal. Robichon,
Knowies, Elliott, Hughes, BonnaiTon, No
ble, Walton. McElrov, Caldwell. Browning,
White. Stanton and Arnold. Following offi
cers 3d Cavalry: Major Steever, Captains
Johnson, Rice, Williams and C. Conrad:
Lieutenants Chitty. Benjamin. Hazzard, ]
Poillon, Lesher, Purington. Taylor and ,
Veterinarian Gelston: two army nurse !
corps, female; 130 discharged men; 44 siek; |
4?!t short-term men; 32 Hospital C< rps;
entire 13th Infantry; <101 enlisted; Troops
A, B, C and D. 3d Cavalry. 153 enlisted.
Following deaths during voyage: Private
Edward H. Butler, K. 2.">th Infantry. July i
0. acute lobar pneumonia: Private Frank |
Gray. M. 11th Infantry. July ltt, acute- lobar
pneumonia, and Private Frederick C. Lin
den, Hospital Corps, July 11, acute dysen
Will Sail for Europe Thursday With
General Porter.
Secretary Root is about to take a long
vacation, beginning tomorrow and running
until nearly the middle of Sei?tcmber.
Most of the time will be spent with his
family at Carlsbad, where It is hoped the
waters will be of benefit to his health,
which is som what affected by his arduous
labors. He will leave here tomorrow after
noon at 4 o'clock for New York, whence he
will sail Thursday for Europe on the
Savoy. In company with Gen. Horace Por
ter, i'nlted States ambassador to France.
During his absence Assistant Secretary
Sanger will have charge of the affairs ot
ihe War Department.
Official Announcement by the Vene
zuelan Government.
A cablegram received at the State De
partment today from United States Min
ister Bowen at Caracas states that the
Venezuelan government has announced
that the port of Carupano is blockaded.
This port has been In possession of the
government and of the revolutionists alter
nately during the past few months, and
at present the revolutionists hold the place,
hence the attempt of the government to
prevent ships entering there and paying
customs dues to its enemies.
Movements of Naval Vessels.
The Topeka has arrived at Puerto Cabel
lo, and the Marietta at La Gualra.
The torpedo boat Biddle, which grounded
last week at Hampton Roads, just as the
torpedo boat flotilla was sailing for New
port. and which finally got away la.-t Sat
urday, reached New London this morning.
The Ajax has arrived at Port Said, and
the Buffalo has sailed from Colombo for
Singapore. The Nashville is at Cyprus.
The monitor Terror, which went aground
in Chesapeake bay yesterday, was towe-d
to the Norfolk yard by the tug Hercules.
It is presumed at the Navy Department
that the monitor suffered no material dam
age, as no report of the accident was made
by telegraph.
The New Samoan Coaling Station.
Civil Engineer George A. McKay of the
navy, recently appointed, has been as
signed to duty In the bureau of v#rds and
docks, Navy Department, and put In charge
of the preparation of plans for the Samoan
coaling station. Civil Engineer Wentworth.
another recent appointee, has been assign
ed to duty at the New York navy yard.
Return of Commander Cowles.
Lieut. Commander William 8. Cowles. as
sistant chief of the bureau of navigation,
who went to London last month as th?
senior naval aid of Rear Admiral Watson
of the special embassy to King Edward's
coronation, was at his desk at the Navy
Department today. He arrived from Eng
land yesterday with Admiral Watson, who
was also accompanied by his son.
Paymaster Sullivan's Case.
The final decision of the case of Paymas
ter John Clyde Sullivan, who was given
until last Saturday to show cause why he
should not be dropped from the service,
has been postponed until Wednesday, until
wliich time he will have an opportunity to
make such representations as he can In h.s
own behalf.
To Be Surgeon General of the
Served Throughout the Civil War?In
Indian Campaigns?President
Cleveland's Physician.
The President has deslsnated Col. Robert
Miitlinil O'Reilly of the medical depart
ment of thi army to be surg< on general to
succeed Gen. William H. Forwood. the in
cumbent, who will retire on account of age
September 7 ih*x:. Col. O'Reilly in now In
charge of the medical department of the
Department of California at San Franclaco.
He has been ordered to proceed :o this city
In time to relieve Gen. Forwood on
date named.
Record in the Civil War.
Probably no officer of the army is better
or more favorably known In this city thnn
Col. O'Reilly, and his promotion will lie a
popular one outside, as well as within, the
service. He Is a native of Pennsylvania,
and a graduate of the medical department
of the University of Pennsylvania. 11# en
tered the regular army In August. lKC. aa
an acting medical cad t. ami served at tit*
Cuyler General Hnnplt.il. Germantown. 1'i _
until March ist't. Soon after h. was ap
pointed a medical cadet, and was succes
sively on duty it the g. n-ial field hospital,
Chattanooga. and at the II,-i 'lella 11 Gen. ral
Hospital. Nlct town Pa., until January S,
lNttj. when hi was discharged by expiration
of service, but wis shortly after reap
pointed medical cadet, and again a^sigted
successive Iv to the Ut-rmantown hospital
and the McCiellan h ?spltal, ; r.d next tn the
Mower General Hospital, Philadelphia.
In April. l^IT. he was apti inted an assist
ant surgean. with the rank of tirst lieuten
ant. ar.J after a short service at Fort Trunt
bu'.l. Cirnn.. lie ace imj'.mled re ruits to Cali
fornia and Arizona. While at Mud Springs.
Cal.. October .1. I^*i7. he w.is wounded by
the accidental discharge of a revolver and
was sent to Drum barracks for tr?.itm?iit
and remained nn'.il February, lMis.. whin
he was made post surgeon at Camp Mc
pherson, Ariz.
In the Indian Country.
He was In the field on sc .it duty in
fall of lM^s, and the summer of 1s?ki, and
was afterward prist surgeon at Fort Whip
ple. Ariz.-, chief rr.eili -a! officer f ir the dis
trict of upper Arizona, and th n post sur
geon at Fort Halle rk. in July. IsTo. he- ac
companied Troop H of the Mh Cavalry, on
the march to Fort I'nion. N. M and was
with the troops in the field in thnt state
ami Colorado until October, 1*7o. After
service in Nebraska and Wyoming hi- was
chief surgeon of tin- Sioux expedition In
March. 1<-71
In June, 1K73, he returned east and servd
successively at Fort McHenry, Md.; Fort
Hamilton. N. V.; Fort Ontario. N. Y ;
Charleston. S. and Atlanta, <ia. Dur
ing this period he was with the troops in
Maryland and Pennsylvania during the
serious labor strikes in the summer of
President Cleveland's Physician.
In June-, lsvj. Colon* 1 O'Reilly began his
servie-e In this city in the office e<f the at
tending surgeon, and In October. DM. was
made attending surgeon. While in that
office he was assigned to elutv at the White
House and was the physician to President
and Mrs. Cleveland. Iu November, is??,
he was given leave of absence. In May,
1K1I0. he wa? assigned to duty at Fort
I.ogan. Cal., and was with the troops in
the field in South Dakota against the hos
tile Sioux Indians In the winter of l?*l.
Three years later?February, 1WC?he again
returned to Washington for duty as at
tending surgeon and again served as Presi
dent <*leveland's family physician through
out Mr. Cleveland's second administration.
In April. IK?7. he was sent to Fe>rt
Wayne. Mich., and remalne-d there one year,
when he was transferred to Mobile. Ala.,
where he served with the li?th Infantry.
In the Spanish War.
Colonel O'Reilly was at that station at
the outbreak of the Spanish war, and was
appointed a lieutenant colonel end chief
surgeon of volunteers. He was success e
Iy chief surgeon of the 1st Independent Di
vision and then chief surgeon of the 4th
Army Corps at Tampa. Fla.. with Gen< ral
Schwan. He was a member of the com
mission appolnte-d to select winter c-imps
for the troops mobilized for the war. At
the close of the war he was granted sick
leave of absence and asslgne-d to special
duty In Washington, remaining here until
October 7. 1W?H, when he proceeded to Ha
vana, Cuba, as a member of a special board
of officers. From October 2>> to December
28. 1W*8. he was chief surgeon on the staff
of General Wade, president e>f the commis
sion on the Spanish evacuation of Cuba.
Later he served there- as chief surgeetn of
the Division of Cuba until November 11,
lKttO, when he was transferred to Fort Mon
roe and placed in command of the Josiah
Simpson General Hospital. In I>ecember,
11)01, he was assigned to duty at San Fran
cisco as chief surgeon of the Department
of California and has remained there up to
the date of his present assignment.
Colonel O'Reilly stands high In hla profes
sion and is well qualified for the important
duties to which he has been assigned
Army Orders.
MaJ. J. R- Kean. surgeon, has been re
lieved from duty In this city and granted
leave of absence.
Capt. C. C. Cuslck has been relieved firm
duty at the North Georgia Agricultural
College, Da hi onega, Ga.

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