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SCRAOTON, PA., SATURDAY MORNING. APRIL 30, 1898.
TWELVE PAGES.
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IHE SPANISB FLEET
LEAVES CAPE VERDE
News of Interest Indicating That Portugal Will No Longer
Harbor" the Dangerous Flotilla-No News from Admiral
Dewey Concerning the Operations at the Philippines,
Many Candidates Solicit Honors as Army Officers-Foreign
Powers -Will Object to the Heavy Tonnage Tax,
Washington, April 29. This was a
aay of alarming rumors, running nil
the way from the blowing up of a big
monitor to tho detection nnd punish
ment of traitors, but fortunately ull
of them turned out on Inquiry to be
without foundation. Actual events of
Importance were few In number. The
news of the day of most Interest was
the departure from Capo Vordo of the
Hpanlsh fleet, the stay of which at St.
Vincent has been a source of anxiety
on the part of tho officials here be
cause It seemed to Indicate the sym
pathy of Portugal for Spain might lead
her to wink at a violation of neu
trality laws In favor of Spain. Late
In tho afternoon a cablegram came to
the state department from Cnpe Verde,
bearing no signature, announcing that
four battleships and three torpedo
boats had started north and some of
the transports for Cuba, and that the
northern lleet returned shortly, having
been in collision. Because there was
no signature attached the officials did
not know what Importance to attach
to this message, as these are not times
to accept what appears to be Informa
tion without close scrutiny.
Gaptatn Sampson sent a telegram
relative to the firing at the Matanzas
forts. It was disappointingly lacking
In detail, but tho few words contained
In the despatch went to confirm tho
cfTiclal view that the affair was noth
ing more than a naval rceonnalsance.
NO MEWS FROM DEWEY.
No news came from Admiral Dewey's
squadron, now on Its way to the Philip
pines to do battle with the Spanish
fleet. One officer pointed out today that
If Admiral Dewey succeeded in defeat
ing the Spanish fleet tho Spanish offi
cials who control the cable connect
ing the Island with tho rest of the
world in all probabllty may suppress
the news or distort the facts into n
Spanish victory. Presuming that the
admiral is bound directly for Manila,
tho calculation made at the navy de
partment shows he will arrive about 2
' o'clock Saturday morning, Manila's
time, which is about 32 hours earlier
than our own.
Tho pressure continues unabated on
the war department for changes in the
plans already announced as to mobili
zation of the volunteer troops and very
much against its will and judgment
the department is making some con
cessions In this matter. A large num
ber of callers are bringing forward can
didates for navy plums within tho gift
of the president, and Secretary Alger,
Kn the shape of appointments to grades
Jji'uove regimental in the army. General
Ice and General Dodge spent a good
part of the day in conference with
officials, giving color to the reports
that they are among those selected for
appointment as major generals. The
announcement that the State of Texas,
laden with supplies for the reeoncen
trarloes, Is destined for Sagua has led
to the surmise that It is probably this
port Instead of Matanzas has been
selected for the landing place of the
first attack of the United States troops.
Regarding- the harmless growls that
appear In the European papers and
threats to Interfere to prevent the
Vnlted States forces from blockading
the Philippines, it may be stated that
this was fully expected. During the
civil war there were a great many at
tempts on the part of European na
tions to disregard our blockade and
threats of interference, alt of which
cairn to naught, from the firm attitude
assumed by the seeretaty of state. In
the ti'esent case the conditions of the
Cuban blockade are much more liberal
towards the European powers than
ever Imposed before. In anticipation of
the action of tho German commercial
Interests, In combining to secure ex
emption from search for their mall
ptenmers. it is pointed out that the
president in his proclamation declar
ing tho existence of war, explicitly an
nounced that the voyages of mull
steamers ar not to be Interfered with
except on thi clearest grounds of sus
picion of a vl 'Ion of law In respect
to contraband i "ockade.
POP.TUGA NEUTIIAU
Viscount do Sant Vrso, tho Portu
gese minister, look ver the Asso
ciated Press cable di ch from Lib
son glvlnsr the substanc : the neutral
ity decree gazetted here today, und
said it was evidently accurato and cov
ered the entire subject. He had not,
however, up to a lato hour today, re
ceived any c.'.ielal notification of tho
neutrality decree. The viscount says
that article 3, which permits belliger
ents to make a short stop at Portugese
ports, probably will bebetterundeistood
by saying that belligerents will not bo
permitted to make long stays at Portu
gese ports. Under the usual rules of
international law, the stay Is likely to
be confined to a day or two. In this
connection the minister drew attention
to the privileges permitted when war
ships of both belligerent nations were
in tho same port. In that case, If tho
warship of one power leaves port, tho
warship of the other power cannot Icavq
in pursuit within 24 hours, and that
much time being allowed tho ship first
departing to go on her way without
molestation.
Tho British and French ambassadors
hero have received Instructions relative
to the tonnage tax provision in the war
tarttf bill which passed the house of
representatives today. It is understood
that the' German ainbasador will also
receive instructions on the same sub
ject. The nature of the Instructions Is
not disclosed, but they doubtless relate
to Joint representations against the
severity of the new tonnage tax.
spainTetsnews.
Account ol tho llombardmont of tho
tfntanza Torts Rends Like n
History of Spanish Triumphs.
Madrid, April 29. The minister of
war, General Correa, in the chamber of
deputies, today, replying to inquiries
foi particulars In regard to the bom
bardment of the forty at Matanzas,
said the government had decided to
publish "all the news received, good
or bad."
Continuing General Correa told the
deputies that the United States squad
ron fired 60 projectiles, and that the
only victim was a mule, a remark
which aroused laughter among the
Spaniards. The general notified the
house that the Ainerloan warships
were injured by the fire of the Span
ish batteries, and, continuing, he as
serted that tho Insurgents were act
ing In conjunction with the United
States forces as they advanced In the
direction of Matanzas while the bom
bardment was proceeding.
"But," added the minister of war,
"they were completely routed."
In conclusion General Correa re
marked: "It was a glorious day for
the Spanish arms."
SPANISH FLEET SAILS.
Tho Honts nt ("upe Verdo Islands
I.nHVc Undrr Healed Ordrrs.
SI. Vincent, Cape Verde Islands,
April 29. The Spanish tloet sailed from
here this morning under sealed orders.
This evening, however, two Spanbih
transports (proba'bly the San Francisco
and the Cludad de Cadiz) returned
here with three Spanish torpedo boats
(most likely the Azor, Itayo and Arleto)
ov In?? to a collision.
The Spaniards say two of the torpedo
boats have been slightly damaged.
They claim tho boats will be able to
put to sea again tomorrow.
FORTUNES FOR SAILORS.
Tho Terror' Prizes III Mnkn Itich
Men Among Her Crew.
New York. April 29. Since United
States warships began to take Spanish
prizes the monitor Terror, with which
New Yorkers are well acquainted, be
cause It lay for so long a time off
Tompklnsvllle, has earned a fortune
for every member of Its crow.
First It captured the Spanish schooner
Ambrosia Bolivar with J60.000 In silver
on board. The prize, which It Is be
lieved cannot be returned to its own
ers, because it neither sailed from nor
was bound for an American port, be
longs entirely to the Terror's men. The
155 of them will receive about $430 each.
The Terror's latest prize, tho Guido,
Is the most valuable In the war. It Is
valued at $100,000. Tho gunboat Ma
chlas shares with the Terror, Each
man, should the prize be condemned,
will receive nearly $2,000.
GUARDING THE POWDER.
Mill Owners on I lie Lookout lor
Spanish Kplrs.
St. Louis, April 29. Owing to tho re
cent destruction of powder mills ut
Easton, Pa., and Santa Cruz, Cal., by
explosions thought to have been caus
ed by Spanish spies, the managers of
eight big powder companies having
their western headquarters In this city
have ordered double guards placed at
nil points where powder Is stored or
manufactured.
There are live powder store houses
nt Eureka, Mo., near this city and they
are being guarded closely as thousands
of tons of the explosivo are in storage
there.
MISS QOULD'S FINE GIFT.
Ilnr Oiler ot 9100,000 linn Not Vol
It i' on Accepted It v (ho Prhlrnt,
New York, April 29. Miss Helen
Gould confirmed today the report that
she had tendered the United States
government $100,000 to aid In prosecut
ing the war against Spain.
Miss Gould added that, whllo. Presi
dent McKlnley had acknowledged the
offer, it had not yet been accepted.
URINKINQ WATER GUARDED.
Spring Thru .Supplies tho Wliitr
lions Wntchcrt by Hie Police.
Washington. April 29. Tho prcsi
dent's drinking water la guarded close
ly. The president uses spring water
and tho spring Is under a pollco guard.
The presence of this water source is
unknown to any except the police de
partment. I'll Niivnl Itl'l.
Washington, April 29. At today's ses
sion of the senate tho report of the con
ferrees on tho naval appropriation bill
was presented and agreed to. The mea3
uro us pcrfoctt k curries a llttlo mure
limn 57,000,000. No other business of gen
erul Importuned was transacted.
SUMMARY OF THE DATS DEVELOPMENTS.
Spain will expel all American citizens.
Portngal issues proclamation of neutrality.
No truth in story of bombardment of Cardenas.
House passes war revenne bill by vote of 180 to 129.
ho truth in story of a Spansh spy on board the Puritan.
Carpenter steel works at Reading to be strongly guarded.
All American powder mills will double-guard their works.
England will take British subjects out of Cuba on warships.
Twenty thousand inhabitants of Santiago de Cuba are starving.
Spanish minister of war says rJombardment of Matanzas was a notable victory for
Spain.
Spanish fleet leaves St. Vincent, but later part of it returns, claiming to have been
damaged in collision.
A new National Guard will be organized to take the place of the troops at Mt. Gretna
that enter the service as volunteers.
Blanco says French and Austrian consuls will protest because they were not notified in
advance that Matanzas was to be bombarded.
The day in camp at Mt. Gretna passed quietly, the weather clearing up nicely. Today
the question of volunteering into Uncle Sam's service will be asked and answered.
REFUGEES ON A
GERMAN SHIP
A Large Parly Fleeing from Cuba Lands
at Jamaica.
AMERICANS, HH1T1SH, GKKMANS
AND CUIiANS-PItlNCIPALIA' WO
MEN AND CHILDREN TAKEN
FROM SANTIAGO DE CUBA BY A
GERMAN STEAMSHIP AS AN ACT
OFCHARITY-SCAHCEL.Y ANY FOOD
FOR CIVILIANS IN THE CITY
WHEN THEY LEFT-GOVERNMENT
HADATTACHED IT FOR THE ARMY.
LIKELY TO SEIZE THE RELIEF
STORES SENT FROM THE UNITED
STATES.
Kingston, Jamaica, April 29. Tho
German steamship Remus, from Ham
burg for Baltimore, touched at Port
Antonio, this island, early today and
landed there 441 German, Cuban, Brit
ish and American refugees from San
tiago de Cuba. They will be detained
a short time In quarantine, to comply
with the law, und will be brought to
Kingston by train this afternoon.
The captain of the Remus, which Is
loaded with iron ore, agreed with
Brooks Bros., of Santiago de Cuba, to
take tho passengers .is an act of char
ity, and ran out of his course to Port
Antonio, in order to land them. The
refugees are women and children prin
cipally. Many of them are persons nf
refinement, and there was no accom
modation for them on board the Ite
mus. Therefore, they were compelled
to stay on deck all night, and had noth
ing to eat, as tho steamship was not
provisioned for so many persons.
The refugees were very hungry when
they arrived, and were worn out by
their comfortless night at sen. One of
them remarked: "We may as well
starve here as there. The Spaniards
have attached all the food for the army
and the civil population of Bantlago de
Cuba, about twenty thousand pet sons,
is almost entirely without provisions."
WOMEN AND CHILDREN SICK.
Many of tho women and children
were sick from lak of food. They
had nothing, except thf contents of a
few lunch baskets since sailing from
Santiago de Cuba at 5 p. m. yesterday.
Pulaski D. Hyatt, the United States
consul at Santiago de Cuba, who left
there some time ago for Jamaica, un
der instructions from Washington,
came to their rescue and, at his own
expense, caused dinner to be prepared
for all of them on tho wharf where
they landed. The refugees confirm the
reports that the Spaniards ara aban
doning tho small cities and the plan
tations which they have been guard
ing, burning the latter before leaving
them. Tho Insurgents' activity has In
creased greatly recently, evidently
owing to the news they have received
from the United States. Raiding is
being onrrled on up to the very out
works of Santiago de Cuba and Gunn
tannmo. The City of Santiago de Cu
ba, when the refugees left, was Ic a
state of semi-panic, fearing a blockade
of the port by the United States fleet.
There were about 15,000 Spanish troops
there and In the vicinity. Food, ex
cepting nrmy supplies, was running
low. The agentH of the Insurgents
communicate daily with the city of
Santiago de Cuba.
OUR PACIFIC COMMERCE.
Vessel .lion Uneasy Over the Postl
hillty of Spt'lLli D-virnd itlnns,
Seattle, Wash., April 20. Reports
from Washington that the Spaniards
wero negotiating In South America for
vessels to be used as auxiliary cruis
ers to prey upon Pacific coast com
merce are causing considerable uneasi
ness among vessel owners, mlllmen and
merchants and miners. The lumber
lleet engaged In the foreign trade num
bers 115 vessels, over seventy of which
sail under the Amerlcun ling and are
liable to capture.
This lumber trade includes South
America, Australia, Hawaii, Japan,
China and South Ameila. Twelve
largo steamers are now on the way
around Cape Horn to engage In tho
Alaska trade. Thirty or forty vessels
are already engaged In that trade.
There are also thirty American vessels
In tho grain carrying trade that would
fall an tasy prey to tho enemy. Fif
teen vessels carrying the American (lag
nre now loading lumber for foreign
ports. Twenty vessels engaged In thl3
trade aro now bound In.
SOLDIER'S FATHER DIES.
Depnrluro ol Ilia Son II lokn tho Aged
Mini's lle.irt.
areenvllle, Pa., April 29. Joshua
Caldwell, a farmer near Clarks Mills,
was fotind dead this morning. He lived
with his eon, and tho latter in oppo
sition to his father's wishes enlisted In
the Nutloual Uuurd and departed for
Alt. Gretna. The father, who Is 80
years of age, was heart broken, nnd
wien found today lny with a photo
giaph of the boy pressed against his
breast.
Lock Haven, Pa., April 2S. John S.
Keller and Katie Moltz wore married a
few hours before the departure of Kel
ler's company for Mt. Gretna last night.
church wedding In Muy was Intend
ed. Sharon. Pa.. April 28. James Loomls
and Sadie Samphire drove to Mercer
Jivl were married. The groom Is a
member of Company G, N. G. P., and
departed yesterday, Waving his young
bride behind.
COUNCIL OF WAfi.
At the Session Held in Ilnrrisbnrg at
Midnight It Was Decided to Post
pone Inspection ol Troops.
Harrlsburg, April 29. A council of
war was held at the executive man
sion at midnight at which it was de
cided to postpone the inspection of the
troops at Mount Gretna until Monday.
There were present Governor Hast
ings, Adjutant General Stewart, Attor
ney General McCormlck, Inspector
General Morrell and Private Secretary
Beltler. General orders wore issued
last night by announcing that the in
spection and muster would begin ut 8
o'clock tomorrow morning. The throe
brigadier generals called cm Colonel
Morrill this evening and recommond
p! that the Inspection be postponed to
give the troops a chance to recover
from the effects of the heavy rain and
snow storms of the past two days.
The Inspector general hurried to
Harrlsburg and laid the matter before
the governor and his advisers, who ad
vised htm to hold off until 8 o'clock
Monday morning. General orders an
nouncing the postponement and the de
tails of the. Inspection will be issued in
the morning.
The First brigade will be inspected
first and after that the Second and
Third brigades In the order named.
Major Thompson and Captain Paxton,
who have boon detailed by the war de
partment as mustering officers, will be
gin mustering In the troops Tuesday.
After tho division ha? been Inspected
It will be rtvriilted up to Pennsylva
nia's quota of IO.SsOO volunteers and
then moved to Washington, where the
troops of several other states will also
be mobilized.
Governor Hastings made public to
night a telegram whicli he sent to
President McKlnley during the day, ad
vising him that the guard Is under
camp at Mount Gretna and that the
men and officers are In excellent spir
its. The governor also calls the presi
dent's attention to the recommenda
tion forwarded through the ar depart
ment asking for the appointments of
Major General George B. Snowden and
Brigadier Generals John W. Schall,
John A. Wiley and J. P. S. Gobln. The
appointments recommended are all offi
cers In command In the same rank in
the Pennsylvania National Guard.
The governor at the same time ad
dressed the following letter to Post
master General Smith:
"I have requested the president to ap
point Major General George R. Snow
den and Brigadier Generals Schall,
Wiley and Gobln, of the Pennsylvania
National Guard, to the same rank and
positions in the volunteer army.
Thiongh the great kindness of the
president and secretary of war our en
tire division was admitted Into the vol
unteer nrmy nnd will bo mustered Into
the service of the United States within
n few days.
"These general officers are all veteran
soldiers of tho War of the Rebellion
and It has been largely through their
ability und energy that our division has
reached Its present state of efficiency.
It would be almost too bad now to re
lieve these splendid officers nnd ap
point strangers in their places. The
formal request for these appointments
will reach the president through tho
secretary of war and the record of each
officer Is set out at length in said docu
ment." WniilsprrnlN 'nptnlu Ocrorntcd.
London. April 29. It Is announced In a
special dispatch from Madild this even
ing that the r.iptuln of the Spanish
steamer Montwerrut, the vcssol which wns
hound for Havana with a valuable curgo
and which succeeded In making the port
of Ctciifucgns, province of Santa Clara,
has been decorated with the Red Cross
nnd lias been granted i spoclul pension.
-I'nii'n
lor I'lnl dilpliiu.
Philadelphia, April 29. Messrs. Reach
nnd Rogers, owners of tho Philadelphia
National base ball club, today an
nounced that $10,000 wll bo divided among
them If tho club wins tho championship
pennant this season, ami that for second
plnco Jj.OOO will bo given; fcr third pluco,
$2,500, and for fourth place, J1.250.
IioiiMmi; fur vunmlters.
Reading, Pa., April 29. In view of tho
fuct that thore may bo clangor from Span
ish dynamiters, tho pfnnt of the Carpenter
Bteel works Is to bo placed under strong
guard. The officials bdllevo this neces
sary. There nre almost dully rumors vt
suptclous strangers In tho vicinity of the
vorkm
EFFECT OF THE
MATANZAS AFFAIR
Tba Result Very Beneficial as a Nava
Battle.
IT HAS SHOWN IN THE MOST STRIK
ING WAY THAT WHEN TIME FOR
ACTION ARRIVES THE AMERICAN
NAVY CAN HE DEPENDED UPON.
TERRIBLE EXECUTION OF AMERI
CAN GUNNERS HAS GIVEN EVI
DENCE OF THE EFFICACY OF THE
NAVY.
Key West, April 29. The bombard
ment of Matanzas and the silencing of
the Spanish batteries by Admiral
Sampson had the effect of a tonic. The
result has been as beneficial as a
naval victory, because It has shown in
the most striking way that when the
time comes for action the American
navy can be depended on to sustain its
best traditions. It has proved that the
discipline and skill of the men aboard
onr warships are all that anybody could
have hoped, and that the years of
patient practice In times of peace have
fitted them for distinguished action In
time of war. Naval officers In Wash
ington have been restless at the in
action which was imposed upon our
fleet by the policy of the administra
tion, nnd ever since the blockade of
Cuba was declared they have been
waiting hourly for some such demon
stration as that which Admiral Samp
son has now given.
It seems that Sampson and the other
officers of the blockading fleet were
restless, too. Orders were given the
fleet when they left Key West not to
fire any shots unless they were compel
led to, and to refrain from nn assault
upon the Havana batteries. For days
these orders were obeyed without com
plaint, but finally, when the guns of
Morro castle began to show fire. Ad
miral Sampyon cabled the department
for permission to respond. He was In
structed to continue his policy of In
action so far as Havana was concerned.
HAVANA BATTERIES WANTED.
The naval authorities have reason
for preventing the destruction of the
batteries there, because when once our
fleet has taken possession of Havana
all Its works of defense will be needed
to hold the city against recapture or
bombardment by a Spanish lleet. But
there was a saving clause In the In
structions. Admiral Sampson was
told that If any of the minor batteries
along the coast should open fire ho
might use his own discretion In reply
ing, and the news from Matanzas
shows that he lost no time In making
use of tho discretion thus allowed. The
splendid petformanco of the New York,
the Puritan and tho Cincinnati, tho ac
curacy of aim, and the terrible execu
tion of tho American guns have all
borne testimony to the efficacy of tho
naval service, which will be of Immense
value as foreshadowing our chances
in n conflict with the ships of Spain.
Nothing could have been more admir
able, and, taken In connection with tho
knowledge our naval experts have of
the personnel of the Spanish service. It
inspires the highest confidence of suc
cess In battle. Naval officers say that
the Spaniards have little skill in di
recting tho fire of their big guns. This
was shown at Matanzas, and It is be
lieved that It will be shown more
strikingly when the opportunity comes
for testing their men-of-war.
ARMY MOVEMENTS.
Great Secrecy Is Observed by the
Coninisiidlng Officers.
Washington, April 29. General Miles
nnd his assistants were in conference
at various times today respecting mili
tary operations that are to be under
taken In the ot cupution of Cuba. They
all maintain the strictest reticence con
cerning the result of the deliberations
and have adopted the policy of making
nothing public regarding them. Even
the regular army movements are not
divulged, und none of the officials
would confirm tho reports published to
day that the Infantry regiments at
Now Orleans and somo of tho troops at
Chickamauga are to proceed without
delay to Tampa. General Shufter, who
commands the brigade at New Orleans,
left tonight for that place, accompanied
by his adjutant, Colonel Babcock.
Tho Cuban representatives In AVosh
ingtonwereat General Miles' headquar
ters today, nnd wero consulted In re
card to various steps which would arise
In connection with the co-operation of
United States troops with the Insur
gent fmcea in Cuba.
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WEATHER FORECAST.
Washington, April 29. Forecast
for Baturduyi For eastern Penn
sylvania, fulr and warmer weather;
winds becoming light and variable.
For western Pennsylvania, fuir anil
warmer: light variable winds, bo-
1 t"MHi-H-r-M--r-
coming soutneasteriy.
RECRUITING WORK
WILL BEGIN TODAY
All Volunteers for the Service Will Have to Pass a Phy
sical Examination Made by Regular Army Surgeons-No
Effort is Being Made to Induce the Members of the
Guard to Enlist-Governor Hastings Advises No One to
Impose Extraordinary Sacrifice in Joining the Army as
There Are Plenty of Men to Fill the Quota Camp Life
at Mt, Gretna More Enjoyable.
From a Staff Coi respondent.
Mt. Gretna, Pu.. April 29. Major Mil
lar stated this morning that the work
of recruiting will be commenced tomor
row. First of all, a commislon headed by
Dr. Pepper, of Philadelphia, will exam
ine the regimental surgeons as to their
fitness to conduct the physical exami
nations of the men.
The surgeons will then examine r.uch
men as may volunteer, setting asldo
those who they believe will not be able
to pass tho regular army tost. A final
examination will 'be made by the regu
lar army surgeons when the militia
goes into camp at Washington. There
were no great efforts made to induce
the militiamen to volunteer. In fact
Governor Hastings has advised that no
man Impose upon himself any extraor
dinary saorlfice or to subject those for
whom he must provide to any great
hardship. There are plenty of men to
fill out the quota, the governor says,
and no man should make any undue
sacrifices to enlist.
Tomorrow morning the members of
the state guard will be called upon to
answer the momentous auestlon "Will
you go?" As a body they have al
ready answered "yes," and ns a body
they will repeat that answer tomor
row. But there nre going to be somo
motionless figures In the line when In
spector Morrell has those who would
enlist "Step Two Paces to the Front."
Many men nre debating with them
felves tonight as they toss restlessly
on their rude cots, whether or not, as
th case may be, they will be careless
enough or brave enough to step for
ward, and cowardly enough or brave
enough to stand still. It is the man
who Is lying quiet and trying to bring
himself to heed the governor's admoni
tion who is suffering the most from
the ordeal of this mental debatf and
there are muny such men among the
8,500 who are under canvas at Mt.
Gretna tonight.
What percentage of tho men will re
fuse to volunteer would be oven a risky
guess, but that a large number of them
will be refused the privilege of enlist
ing is almost a. certainty. The war de
partment accepts only the choicest
men who apply at the various recruit
ing stations. The volunteers from the
militia are to be recruited under the
same conditions as those that obtain
at the stations. It Is likely, ton that
many who pass muster before the reg
imental surgeons here will be found
falling sh,ort of tho requirements when
the more careful examination is made
later by the extremely strict regular
nrmy officers. There nre plenty of
choice men to be had and those men
who are lacking In any degree the
necessary physical qualifications will,
it Is safe to say, be sent home.
T. J. Duffy.
THIRTEENTH BOYS ARE HAPPY.
Villi th Cessation of the Storm
Cnmp Life llecomes Hnjoynblo.
From a Stuff Correspondent.
Mt. Gretna, April 29. The rain con
tinued to fall, but with n gradual dimi
nution, until noon today, when It gavo
one parting pelt, cleared away and per
mitted Old Sol to make himself appar
ent. The sunshine Is reflected In every
face. After the dismal day and a half
preceding, It Is nut t he wondered that
the boys should be affected by the con
trasted cireuinstancca of the weather
and leisure following tho getting of
camp Into shape. The news that tho
regiment would be accepted Intact, and
the report that the beaullful city of
Washington Is to bo their rendezvous,
nil combined to put the soldiers Into
tho best of humor.
It Is remarkable that so few men
were made III by the rigorous experi
ence tho guard has Just gone through.
Only one man In the Thirteenth regi
ment was In the hospital today. Pri
vate William McCullough, and he Is
taking u quinine sweat to break up a
cold that ho brought with him from
home. The Ingenuity of the Individual
soldier Is the only thing to be thanked
for this fortunate outcome pf tho siege
of hardships. Beds of pine needles
dried over u camp-tire; boards from
anywhere und everywhere, but par
ticularly from an old sawmill that
stands, or rather stood, at the Inlet of
Lake Conewago; mattresses and cots,
elevated brick or stono foundations,
were some of the ngencles that con
tributed to a fairly comfortable night's
sleep. Those who were unfortunate
enough to have tents so muddy that
no means at hand could remedy them
sought shelter from tho cold In an ice
house, paradoxical as It may seem.
Tho covered stands and exhibition
buildings of the Farmers' association,
situated to the north of the camp
grounds, wero utilized for sleeping
quarters, whole regiments that were
late In arriving putting In the night
this way. Many of the Thirteenth's
boys found shelter In one or tho other
of these places. Everything Is In fairly
good shape now. The cooks ara pre
pared to do their best work, rations aro
regularly Issued and the tents are fitted
up to withstand the onslaught of any
thing short of a cyclone. Now that it
is ull over, the boya aro half glad ot
til hardship they wero put to, as It
taught them that they aro able to
withstand the roughest usage.
The following comparison will show
the changes effected by the merging of
the state guard Into the regular army.
The first column shows tho present
formation; the second the new forma
tion: COMPANY.
Present. New.
Captain 1 1
Lieutenants 2 2
Serfw.ts r, a
Corporals S 12
Musicians 2 2
Artificer I l
Wagoner ... 0 l
Privates . r.1
63 SO
UBGIMENTAI.,.
Present. Now.
Colonel 1 l
Lieutenant Colonel 1 l
Majors 2 2
P.eglmental adjutants 1 l
Battalion adjutants 2 n
Quartermaster l i
Surgeon 1 i
Assistant surgeons 2 2
Chaplain I l
Hoglmental sergeant major.. 1 . l
Uattallon sergeant majors... 2 n
Quartermaster sergeant I l
Commissary sergeant 1 n
Color scrgennt 1 o
Hospital stewards 1 3
Chief musician 1 i
Principal musicians o 2
The brigade formation will be
changed, but to what extent Is not
definitely known. General Gobln stated
this morning that his staff would not
be greatly affected. Major Oakford will
be left out and most likely the sur
geons. Major Millar will bo made a
captain on the brigadier's staff.
The men of the Thirteenth's staff who
will lose their places are Color Ser
geant Charles Heed, Commissary Ser
geant Andrews, Battalion Sergeant
Majors William Pierce and Albert Da
vis, Battalion Adjutants II. M. Strut
ton and Walter Wood, and last, but
not least, Inspector of Rifle Practice.
Reese Watklns.
At a meeting of the officers of tho
Thirteenth, held this morning in head
quarters, Colonel Coursen announced
the orders given through General Gobln
from tho governor. There was cheer
ing that could be heard all over tho
camp when the official announcement
was made that the militia commands
would be accepted Intact.
Colonel Coursen has arranged to be
gin at once the work of recruiting tho
companies up to the required strength.
Colonel Herman Osthaus has been
asked to act as recruiting officer and
the colonel wished mo to have The
Tribune nnnounce that Colonel Osthaus
will be at the armory tomorrow to be
gin the work of enlistment.
A detail of ono man from each com
pany will bo hurried to Scranton on tho
receipt of the official recruiting order
from General Snowden. They will tnk
charge of the extra men on their com
pany lists and. If they pass tho muster,
take them down here Monday or Tues
day. It Is now fairly certain that wo
go to Washington within ten days to
spend tho summer.
T. J. Duffy.
CAMP FORMALLY OPENED.
Flngnt Kflndqtinrtcrs Swung to tha
llrec.c nt Sunrise.
Hy Associated Press.
Mount (irt'lna Pa., April 29, The
camp of the Pennsylvania mllltla was
formally opened nt sunrise today when
the Hag at division headquarters was
swung to the breeze and tho guns of
battery II belached forth the national
salute of 21 gunk The expcrleneo of
the soldiers last night sleeping in mud,
a'-ound bivouac fires, in freight cars
and wherever they could get shelter
had no ill effects except in ono instance.
Private Samuel Mumumli, of the Fif
teenth reglmi'iit, wns taken HI with
pneumonia and was sent to Lebanon
hospital. Tho officers and men of th?
various regiments express consldernblo
nli'fucl(in over the result of Governor
Hastings' efforts to secure a modifica
tion of the call for this state's quota
ff volunteers to the nd that tho entire
division might be able to go. All tho
regiments have more than tho neces
sary number of men wanted on their
reserve list. Many of tho officers be
lieve that the president will even con
sider tho wishes of the soldier body so
far as to appoint the presont general
officers, but under the modifications
only present regimental olllcers nro
secure.
The work of obtaining volunteers will
Continued on X'ukc 12.J

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