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"volume xlvi-number 301, wheeling. w^ya., tuesday, august 9. 189a ^ price two cents.
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Spain's Reply to Pe
Reaches Ambas
To tho President Until To-Jay?3
tents of the Documont?From I
it is Accompanied by Extended
ditions? Sererul Questions Sap
WASHINGTON, D. C.,August 8.?The i
reply of the Spanish government (o the f
peace conditions laid down by the Unl- c
ted States was received by the French 1
embassador, if. Cambon, shortly before !
3 o'clock this afternoon. The reply
came In sections, the dispatch first re- 1
ceived giving only the opening pas- 1
sages of the Spanish reply. A few s
minutes later another dispatch brought
a second scction, and these kept com- j
Ins uninterruptedly by a procession 01
messengers, until seven sections of tho
Spanish reply bad been received at ten
minutes of four, when the last part was
still to arrive.
In the meantime the cipher experts
were at work and by 4:30 o'clock they
were abreast of all that portion of the
reply received up to that time and there
was a lull of some time pending the arrival
of the concluding portions. It was
thought a terrific rain storm which
swept over Washington about 4 o'clock
might have occasioned delay of the
remainder. Pending the receipt of the
complete reply no steps were taken to
fix a time for a conference with the
President, as the time for that depended
largely upon some of the features of tho
reply, and also upon the explicit instructions
concerning the delivery of
the answer which usually accompanies
a document of this solemn character.
Neither at the white house nor at the
state department was there any official
knowledge that the reply had reached
Washington, and the usual oillce hours
closed with no appointment made tor a
conference. There was felt to be little
likelihood, even though the ambassador
j received the complete reply and Instruc
| lion.*, mat mere wuuiu uv ? uib?i,<~?
I ference at the white house for the purpose
of presenting the document.
Many Contain Srw Condition*
Pending the official delivery of the
answer speculation wns rife as to its r
| contents. There was little or no further
i doubt left that the length of the reply i
I meant that Spain had rot given a sim- t
pie and direct affirmative to the American
conditions. It was evident that If
the reply was an acceptance, it was *
accompanied by extended discussion
and probably by conditions. This caused
considerable apprehension in official
circles here, for while It waa felt last j
week that Spain would surely yield fn t
every particular it began to be felt that s
possibly there might be another period 1
of discussion, and possibly an Indirect i
attempt to open up a diplomatic ex- j
change on the nature of the terms. The t
prevailing view, however, was that the <
reply was on Its face an acceptance, al- <
thcujrh not such a one aa precluded nil t
possibility of further discussion. All i
vital points were believed to be conced- i
ed?the abandonment of Cuba or Porto 1
Kico and the J-aUrone*, and the establishment
of a commission to pass upon 1
questions relating to the Philippines. 1
In the carrying out of this programme i
v it was believed that Spain would seek I
i to secure an understanding on many \
Incidental points Involved, some of them <
of considerable Importance. For Instance,
some doubt was raised aa to |
whether Spain's acceptance 'would be i
operative until referred to and ratified i
by the Spanish cortes, and It was un- i
derstood that the reply might call at- ]
tention to this condition. The same i
condition. It was pointed out, exists as t
to the United States, for a peace treaty i
requires the ratification of the senate to i
become operative. In case Spain's an- t
swer discussed these Incidental points I
there promised to be wide latitude for i
controversy and delay unless the Pros- I
fdent and cabinet declined to enter the \
field of discussion. 1
Several dotation! Left Open.
Late In the afternoon, the President j
received an Indirect Intimation that the ,
Spanish reply had come to the French i
embassy, A cabinet officer who was |
with him at this time aald on leaving:
"The Information that has come from
Madrid about the action of the Spanish <
cabinet Indicates the Spanish Have accepted
our terms In a general way, but
leaves several questions open that we
did not Include in the terms submitted. <
The communication offering those terms i
was explicit, specifically stating such ,
points as would be left open to further
negotiations. We will stand on those
The administration hna not yet given
serious consideration to the personnel
of the peace commission, but iC can be .
stated that no one not In accord with
the President'*! present views ar to the ;
disposition of the Philippines will bo
appointed, and Mr. McKlnley favors
keeping at least Manila harbor and bay
and sufficient territory around It for Its
support and protection, if not the whole
or Luzon island. to members of the
cabinet as members of the commission, ,
there ore precedents for their appointment,
notably the treaty of Ghent.
Th* concluding portion of the Bpanl?h
reply was received during the even- ,
inn. but It was not until a lata hour '
that Jt tras deciphered a* a whole and .
gone over by the ambassador. No effort
was made to communicate It to tho
t'nlted States government <o-n!g.vit bo- 1
yond a notr to Secretary Day, advising
him that the document had been received
but not disclosing Its contents.
It Is probable that the reply will be j
delivered to the President before the |
caiunei aiinouRn no n??ur nun
been flx??d. There Is completo retlccnce
In all quarters aJ to the text of the
reply, but thero Is reason to believe It Is
not nn unqualified acceptance of tho
American term*, but Is framed on the
theory of Accepting the essentials nnd
tnmtlnR to a hoped-for conciliatory
spirit on the part of this Korornrnent to ,
moderate to some eatent featured which
the Hpanlsh government seems to regard
as unessential*.
en a ill*? mil tilcoinURhO
Oram o uuiu.iuooiuiir.no
Will bm Nominated Boon AwmIm'i
Ktpir ii n?Miv?i-fCM|ikuiiri ?a?od
()??< ?" Deelliioil.
MADRID, A?u*u*t B (8 p. rm)?S*mnr
faxuuv. when united to-day by the correnportdvab
ot Um Astotfatcd Pretw
whuhtr tter* wu any truth 1a the
ace Terms Finally
I x> ' ' t.
sador Cambon
inch Speculation as to the Con
Its Length it Is Conjectured that
Discussion and Probably by Conposed
to Hare Been Left Open.
itatement cabled ot the United States
inat ho had cabled' direct to Washington
>n the subject of Spain's acceptance of
he American peace condition?, cnlegorcafly
and1 emphatically denied that he
red sent any such communication.
The premier added: "The negotlar
Ion? will follow the usual diplomatic
:ourse and 11'. Cumbon, the French amiuasador
at Washington; wlW present
Jpaini's note to President McKinley."
MADRID, Aug. 8 (9 IX m.)?It If said
ha>: as soon as the American reply is
cceived, Ser.or Sa&asta will nominate
>eace commissioners.
K1 Liberal pays: "The government revived
an oflter from England' to mediate.
The offer wns favorably regarded, but
m8 not accepted."
El Liberal says further: "The pres?tvce
of a large British squadron- near
SlbraJrtar <s dear evidence of an underitandang,
If not an ailloncet, between
Sngland cuad the United Statea"
LONDOX. Mtff. P.?Countess de Casivofcnclo,
wife of the former Spanish
embassador to Great Britain, appeals
to rough the London papers for contributions
to her fund for the Spanish sick
ukJ wounded. She says:
"An official dispatch from Madrid rereived
this evening, gives detail? of the
ilarming Increase of suffering caused by
the war. There are many thousands
ying in hospkais in San Sebastian, Las
Pal ma?, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanano,
without bandages or lint or even
>ed? to sleep upon, owing1 t<o inadequate
'unds. And there are many widows and
>rphans who are In; most urgent need of
Isalmt ihs Bitter Attack* of Wonld Be
Crtllci?Days lie Cnnt Undsratnud the
Feellnc Manifested Aptlnit IHm-The
>'nvy li all Scrctie Whatever Disquiet
There mnj* be Elsewhere*
WASHINGTON, D. C., August 8.?
The secretary of the navy has received
fever&l letters violently Qttacklng Adniral
Sampson. The following is a copy
5f his reply to one of them which ho
urnishes for publication:
WASHINGTON, August 5, 18S8.
MY DEAR SIR:?I am In receipt of
;our letter and hasten to assure you
hat what you say about Admiral
Sampson is so unjust that it can only
>e pardoned on the ground of your ignorance
of the whole matter. You have
to appreciation of the responsibilities
hat have been upon Admiral Sampson;
>f his very superior attainments us an
ifllcer and the splendid work he has
lone In preparing for the naval victory
nrhlch was the crowning accomplish nent
of his cfTorts for weeks and weeks
before Santiago.
"Juatlr* is always done in the long
un. But when you Indulge in such unfunded
criticism I cannot forbear
to protest, as I should fed
bound to do If you referred In similar
terms to any other of our deserving:
1?Admiral Sampson was selected for
the command of the Xorth Atlantic
rquadron, because the department, !rr
the exercise of its best judgment, with
in eye single to tho public interests, believed
that he was especially fitted for
the place. Admiral SIcarO, who had
he command, having become Incapacitated
for duty by reason of sickness,
ivas necessarily withdrawn by order of
the department and Sampson was next
n command. These two are especially
accomplished ordnanc? officers, having
been each at the head of the ordnance
bureau and having devoted themselves
to that branch of naval science. Sampson
is a man of the very highest professional
attainments, solely devoted to
!)is duty. He never pushes himself forward
nnd when f*ou accuse him of
anything of that sort you do most cruel
Injury to a man who has never sought
favor or applause In any other way
than by the simple discharge of his
Movemanton Porto Rico.
2?The movement on Porto Rico was
not a movement for Its capture. The
department, which has very rarely interfered
with the movements of admirals
commanding squadrons, did, however,
make one express order, and that
was that our battleships should not bo
exposed to the risk of serious injury
from the fire of any fort At that time
the Spanish fleet was strong. Its wherela
bouts and destination were unknown.
The prime necessity was to meet and
crush Its ships and to secure for us the
J6;nination of the sea. Tho Oregon had
not arrived, the Maine was destroyed,
nnd no naval authority would -Justify
the unnecessary risk of the destruction
5f any of our battleships except In battle
with tho enemy's ships. The movement
to Porto Rico was to meet, if poslible,
the fleet of Cervcra, which was
then etxpected. Cervcra, undoubtedly
learning that our fleet was at San Juan,
ehnnged hi* destination to Hantiago.
Our movements to Porto Rico thus bpMime
a reconnolssance and fulfilled Its
purpose. There was no Intention at this
lime of taking Porto Rico, ns the arm?
jva* not thrn roady to co-operate.
3?With regard to sending our ships
Into the harbor of Santiago, Admiral
Sampson was acting under the explicit
orders of the department not to expose
his armored ships to the risk of sinking
by mines, and the wisdom of his
course, I believe is universally acknowledged
by naval authorities. He waited,
ns he should havo done, the co-oporation
of the army. How effectually
undor this co-operation the result was
accomplished, Is *now a matter of his*
Grnphle Rmiim,
There are few more graphic scones
than must havo been presented at 4
o'clock on the afternoon of tho 14th of
July, whon flhnfiir with his troops
ready to nosault Hnntlairo. awaited the
reply of tho Hpanlsh commnndor to the
demands for surrender. Sampson's fleet
was at tho mouth of the harbor, drawn
up lit lino nnd ready to bombard, as It
had boon for day a previous,and tho sIknal
officer atood on the height* ready to
wlg-wa* the signal ior firing. Happily,
instead of this signal, came the gc
word that the Spanish had surrendei
to this combined readiness tor attach
4?Please bear in mind the varii
and the weight of the responsibiiit
which were upon Admiral Sampson
the month prior to the great bat
which destroyed Cervera'o fleet He v
commanding officer of the whole sqw
ron; charged with the blockade of 1
whole Cuban coast; charged with \
detail of all the movements of shij
charged with clerical correspondei
with the department and other offlc
and especially chnrged with prevent!
the escape of Cervera. 'Remember tl
this roan, whom you so sweepingly :
cuse, was devoting his days and nig]
to theso duties. When the attempt
escape came, the movemnt to prev<
it, by the attack of our vessels upon <
outcoming Spaniards went on like clc
wor; as at Chattanooga, every moi
ment of that great battle was canout,
although .General Grant was neli
er at Missionary Ridge or Look<
"I can well understand whp I
friends of our officers should be so <
thusiastlc and earnest?as I am in g
ing them the credit they so richly, <
ory one of them, deserve for their gl
Jous work. I cannot conceive of ai
body so mean as to detract by a elm
hair from their merit
I'au't Unilrritand FMllne nmilfriUit
But I cannot understand why sue1
bitter feeling Is manifested In ma
quarters toward Admiral Samp?
when all the officers subordinate to h
In their reports clearly and cordla
recognize the fact that, although at 1
beginning he was by orders fr<
Washington, going to confer with G<
eral Shafter, yet the battle was fouf
under his orders and that the vlct<
was the consummation of his thorou
preparation. For myself, I know
predilection for any of these gallant m
I would crown every one of them w
laurel. I want them all to have th
Just deserts. Every one of them <
serves unstinted praise; not one
them deserves anything less than 1
measure for that day's work. Ai
therefore,.! can think of nothing mi
cruel than a depreciation of the mer
of the faithful, devoted, patriotic co
mander-ln-chlef, physically frail, w<
with sleepless vigil, weighed with mei
ureless responsibilities and details, 1
ting no duty go undone; for weeks w
uhmIiiu Mnitlrlni* ilia Qnanlah anm
ron, at last by the unerring fulfillmi
of 111? plana, crushing It under the fl
which executed his command, yet n
compelled in dignified silence to be i
sailed as vindictively as if he were
enemy to his country. I am sure that
one more deprecates such an atto
than the officers of the fleet?comn
dore, captains and all. Among th
all ffl peace; whatever disqulef thi
may be elsewhere, the navy Is urn
I am reminded of Mrs. Beccher Stow
beautiful verse:
Far. far beneath the noise of tempe
And silver ?raves chune ever peaeenjllj
And no rude storm, how fierce so'er
Disturbs the Sahbam of the deeper set
Truly yours, i
Trtrt*t n T AVfl
RefUMto Co-Operate lu Erecting* Sl?1
to G!*d?tone.
DUBLIN, August 8.?The iminlci]
council of Dublin toaa refused to com]
with the request of the Gladstone n
mortal society forJJs co-operation
erecting In Dublin a. statue comment
ntlveof the life and services of Mr. Glx
stone, similar to those which the socU
will erect In London and Edinburgh
Mr. Sherlock, a member of the co'u
hi. movwl the following resolution nt
atlvlng the request:
"Resolved, That the corporation
Dublin Is strongly of opinion that
statue should be erected 1n Dublin
honor of any Englishman until the Iri
people have erected a fitting one
memory of Charles Stewart Parnell.'
After several speeches, among th<
one -by Councillor Thornton, who m
It could not be forgotten that Gladsto
"laid a heavy hand upon the Nation
lsts," the resolution was adopted una
imously, amid cheering.
OfTwoITolfdWeit Vlr^lnf* Omtlavra
' Iloane Con lily.
6T. LOUIS, Mo., August 8.?A' spec
to the* Bepubllo from Red Sulpl
Springs, W. Va? says:
On Sunday in Roane county tbe be
lea of Wade Counts, the leader of i
notorious "Consolidated Band" of 01
laws, and his son, were found undex
tree where they had been struck
lightning. Every bone In the elc
Counts body was broken, but there
no obraslon of the skin except wli<
the bolt entered his head.
The two were credited with a lo
list of murders, "but had never be
rroupru 10 jus vice, mcunuj wiiwib
the law had been so active that t
bond was practically broken up.
Ifftngarf Iti Court Home Turd.';
BT. LOUIS, Mo., August 8.?A spec
from Palestine, Texas, says:
Sunday morning the wife of ft pror
nent railroad man and a young la
visiting her, were awakened by a i
pro In their room, endeavoring to chk
oform them. They screamed nnd
escaped. Later Dan Ogg, a negro n
arrested and Identlfled by the ladi
At midnight n mob of 200 men In vat)
the jail, secured Ogg and hanged h
In the court house yard. A volley ol
hundred ehots were fired Into <
swinging body. The negroes are exc
ed and sullen, claiming Ogg was lnr
cent. . ? .
Iloth l<oit Their Mv?a.
CINCINNATI, O., August 8.-A vj
clal to the Commercial Tribune fn
Upper Sandusky, Ohio, says: To-d
Oliver Barth nnd his son, or
eighteen, Both lost their lives by <
?cendlng Into a well where there
"lire damp." The son went down fl
and was asphyxiated and the fat!
,la4is?Anrln<1 ?,-? huln him anil suffered
like fate.
NlHtoimrf and Famllf I
ter received by the Alaaka Commerc
Company, dated Unalaska, July 28,sal
Information received here la to t
effect that an entire party of twel
prospectors calling themselves the C
umbla exploring company, tojretl
with the Kev. It. Weber, a Moravl
missionary, hl? wife and two native ;
lots, bound for the Muskovlta rlv
nave ucen io?i.
Grunt llrltaln'a Klrm Alttln^
FEICIN, Auiruflt 8.?Great Britain,
lit asserted, has Adopted a Arm attltu
in tho matter of rallwmy concessions
China. The situation la now cleat
unless Rutwla moke* a counter moThere
Is grnernl satisfaction ?n the IJr
bU settlements.
t VIG0R01
for .
^ Of the Medical D<
? States
era _
btl '-w
to '
Of the Operations of that fit
of Transportation Fa
>ut Hanson Reflects on Gem
the About Bed Cross Sociot;
WASHINGTON, Au*u?t 8.-S1
,y. General Sternberg: iraa received it
gle lowing report concerning: the cond
existing: at Santiago, medical cu]
' transportation end other feature*
1 ? necteil with the expedition to Bx
ny under General Sbafter. T2xe repo
J?' plain# what lias been done by the
jljr ical department, and gives tho <
:he vantages under which the depar
im onerated in Cuba.
;n- TAMPA HEIGHTS, Fin., July 28
J' To the Surgeon General, V. S. j
Kh Washington, D. C.:
no sm:?In view of the recent cl
"! made affecting the efficiency ol
eir army medical department at San
lc- and especially with reference to tin
of dltlons prevailing on the hospital
porta aent north with wounded, I
ore the honor to submit the following
Its believing that my portion as ad;
Irn t0 the cWe* UT*eon? flfth corps, a
as_ the .officer in charge of the outfitt!
ct- the hospital transport* "Iroq
IN* "Cherokee" and "Breakwater,"
!nJ possibly give value to such report
eet Drugs, medieines, dressings, li
ow mente, hospital tentage and su
is- were loaded on the transports at 1
an In quantities sufficient to meet the
no of the Santiago expedJtjon. Thes<
tck piles were divided upon the varioui
io- sels, each organiration having iti
cm equipment, while the bulk of th<
:?re plies was with rhe organised hot
ne. And regimental equipment was U
e'a In excess of its needs and was int
to be called In to supplement, if i
sts aary, the equipment of these hos.
The landing on Cuban soil was
I as rapidly as possible, each organi:
" I h\' th?> medleij ntten
i. assigned to It, anil troops were p
forward with no other equlpmen
\ supplies -than could be carried b
No Travaporlmlion Fnolll1lra,
Having no means of transportati
even their field- chests, the resin
medical officers had absolutely t
?a sources at their command except
W as would be provided by the orderl
le- hospital corps, pouches and -the fir
|n packets carried by the soldiers. H
~~ onco left their ships the latter
promptly ordered out of the small
id- at SIboney and Daiquiri to perm
?ty unloading of other ships. Those
tlally unloaded ships, in obedler
(* their ozderSf' then proceeded to aea
,n" five to fifteen miles, where they re
' g- ed hove to indefinitely. Such <
were given the transports carrylr
of reserve and th? first divisional ]
no tals. The one carrying xhe resorvi
In pital, In obedience to its orders,
lab ceeded to Join tho naval block
in squadron off Morro Castle, where
' malned five days and nights, the
sm transport disappearing, if I waa
ild reotly informed, for an entire
ne During this time the fight at Gu
al- had occurred and lance numbers o
ui- ana wgunavu were ?chujii?b
In the meantime, ft report of the <
tlon prevailing on chore was ma
the chief surgeon, who promptly la
cane -beforo the commanding ge
requesting that a launch tie place
der the control of the mcJlcal d<
lal ment for the collection of the m
iur supplies from the various trans
It was also requested that a pack
bo organized, In the proportion o
pock mule to each regiment, to 1
:he port supplies?especially the Held i
it- ?to the front for proper dlstrlbi
. ? and I was suggeatcd by the chlel
geon as available for the performs
J* these duties.
Itrfleefs on flhsfter.
;f0 The exigency of the eltuation dl
apparently appeal to the comma
vg general. and for two days the m
en 0f
department waa unable to get (
he portatlon of any kind to the other
or to the shore, although there w
large number of naval iaunches
boats employed on various other <1
lai On the third day, on the ord
tho adjutant general, one
boat mat turned over to
nl- medical department for tho
dy poses named above, and at the
le- time nn order xvas Issued for land I
>r- portatlon to carry medical suppM
he tho front "not to exceed one six
as team." On getting Into this boat
es. supplies from the headquarters t
led port I n7is directed by sundry star
Im cers to take them on various err
a. On my refusal to recognize theli
Jie .thorlty the commanding general,
it- had appeared on tho scene, perse
10- revoked the previous order and d
ed after the landing of the suppll
ready In the boat that It should r
PrMimtlne the ord
>8* land transportation to the quartei
>m ter on nhorc, I wan Informed that
uv. pack mulct had been landed:
. neither wagon nor harnera had
brought ashore, and, finally, tha
,e" road waji Impajwabie for wagona
,a* ter (hie boat hod beon taken awa
r,,t chief aurgeon wan without any r
ier of communication with th?? ncdlct
earn on nhore or still on the trana
of finding out their want* or of rcr
Ing the many already known to
. Thin condition of things remained
n" after the light at La* Ouaeimf
i?l which time there were abeoluto
lmt <ipr>?Hincrfi. hosnital tentage or iu:
ho of any~klnd on shore within rea
ive the surgeons already landed.
i)l- Tlii* Flcbtnt Oaailimi.
icr The news of the Guosimas fight
fflj reported to the- chief surgeon, he
eP* finally able to get on board the Ol
and send <hor to Slboney. where *1
celved the wounded. Within tho ft
Ing day or so tho tratwportfl car
It the reserve and flint divisional hon
d(> were found and unloaded of tholr
pltal contents; the latter JtotpUnl
,n ly obtaining limited trannportatlt
ed tho front. After a couple of da;
ve. hoard tho Olivette I was directed I
it- the Tmquobt lit condition to recdv
tienUi and to tako tho full capaci
ipartment of the United
Army in Cuba
-ancliofthe Service at Santiago?lack
cilitles Crlpplod its Efficiency?Capt
Bral Shatter ana Has sometmag 10 say
irgeon the ship on board. While doing this I
le fol- was to set ashore considerable
i! Mom bo*pHaI tentago and supplies found
uuoos a^oard 0? hert and, having control of
pplies, her boats, I was able to visit other
i con- transports In the harbor and land medU
ntiaxro CTl supplies from them.
While subsequently outfitting the
n ex" Cherokee and Break water thl? work waa
roed- continued as well as opportunity and
JJsad- limited facilities permitted; getting aup,_ent
piles from perhaps a third of the transports
composing the fleet. Outside of
this It Is believed that no other regl?
1598* mental modioU property was ever unirmy,
loaded up fo the time of my departure
with wounded on July 10. Appealing on
several occasions for the use of a lighter
""*7? or small steamer to collect and iana
*he medical supplies, I was informed by the
tlago, quartermaster's department that they
u cpjj. oould render no assistance in that way,
and the medical department was called
tran?" to rely entirely upon its own energies
have and improvise its own transportation,
facts, I feel Justified in saying that at the time
futant ?' my deplore, large quantities of
medical supplies urgenly needed on
a8 shore sill remained on transports, a
Ing of number of which were under order* to
uola," return to the United States.
raay Condltloua on Sborc.
Had the medical department carried
ostru- oIonff double the amount of supplies it
ppllea is difficult to see how, with the totally
'ampa inadequate land and water transportaneeds
tion provided by the quartermaster'* dei
sup- partment, fcns lamentable conditions on
i ves- ehore could have b?en in any way iin\
own proved.
> sup- The outfitting of transports for.the recitals
oeptlon of sick and wounded is a duty
trgely demanding thought and experience and
ended should never be entrusted to any one
neces- except a regular medical officer.
filtals. Usually it is necessary to overcome
made passive resistance and opposition on tne
sation part of the crew9 and a tendency on -the
danco n*rt of the cantatas to disregard or
ushed modify orders. In several Instances In
t and my 0?rn experience this action of th<?
y the crcvvr amounted almost to mutiny and
was only to bo dealt with toy threats, a
show of force, and, in one instance, by
on for the use of the irons.
lentnl While the executive officer at tn?? general
hospital. Fort Monroe, I learned
10 re" officially that the captain of the ateam;
such ship Seneca positively refused to obey
y and the order? emanating from your office,
st old given him by the contract surgeon in
aving charge, to proceed to New York?he
wera remaining ne.njy an additional day at
bays Hampton Roads wlffi sick and wounded
it the and asserting that he would obey no
par- orders given by the medical department,
ice to a similar experience of my own at DaJfrom
quiri, which had to be settled by force,
main- emphasizes the fact that no one shoot:]
jrdera be placed in charge of such a ship wh<f
ig th* is not accustomed to command men
lospl- and enforce Obedience.
& ft OS- Rr?l CroM Crftlelseo.
adlng rpffard t0 the Red Crofis noddy,
it re- ,fc w0Uld eeem a9 ie the lofty purpoeos of
other this organization wore, on the Santiago
? cor- expedition, subverted to Individual lnweek.
tercsts. While at Tampa the Red Cross
aslma flhlp, State of Texas, was formally
f sick placed under the control of the chief
ment surgeon, fifth corps, by Dr. Kgan, ihe
;ondi- representative of tne society; he act110
t0 lng under telegraphic Instructions t?*
Id the that effect Colonel Pope accepted this
nenii, 0ffer and directed that the State of
d un- Texas accompany the expedition of GenT>art
eral Shafter to its destination. Aledlcal
though this order w*s fully understood
porta by Dr. Bagan, the State of Texas did
train not accompany the expedition nor did it
f one arrive at Slboney until the forces had
trans- been landed, a battle fought anJ oar
:hests hospitals establlsnod in working order,
atlon; ^ho flrst offers of aid made by this
: ***** society, dealt largely In generalities and
ace of manifested reluctance to subordinate
the organization to the medical department
Too much praise cannot be glvd
not en to the Individual efforts of Dr. I*es..
ser and the Red Cross nurses. Their
K work was untiring and unselfish and
edical tj,e assistance rendered by them was of
fans* great value.
ships In conclusion it Is desired to emphaere
a size the fact that the lamentable condl '?
??"Hi"" in fVn armv hefnro
i ana uuno ... ....
utles, Santiago wore due to tho military neer
of cesslty which threw troops on shore and
row away from the possibility of supply,
the without medicines, instruments, drcsspur?
Ings or hospital stores of any kind.
same Very respectfully your obedient aerrans
Ics to (Signed.) EDWARD J* MUNSON,
-mule Captain and Assistant Surgeon United
wjth States Army.
ands. ,
r nu? Regarding the Publlcntlon of the "Romt<1
wl}? Robin" Slatted by the General Offletn,
many condition ofTroope.
esal- WASHINGTON, D. C., August 8.cturn
General Shafter has telegraphed the
er for President regarding the publication of
pma'* the "Round Robin" signed by the genttmt
eml offlcera of hls command, as follows:
beon "I can very readily see what Intense
t tho excitement the publication must have
Af- occasloncd: a great deal moro than the
neann situation warranted. Situation is great1
off!- IV aggravated from the fact that boports,
forp any of <he men were taken ill
ncdy- they were thoroughly exhausted. At
him ,eaHt seventy-five per cent of the comuntli
TnanJ had been down with malarial feis,
at vor?from which they recover very slowly
no ,y< and arc ln no condition to stand an
ppllcji of yellow fever or dysentery.
cll 0[ Placed here now ln the condition In
which they were when they en me ftcrp
I do not believe they would be In any
particular danger. The regiment of
own* itnmunes that recently arrived Is not
> was suffering at all, and I don't believe they
ivettrt They can keep out of the sun, are
' "" well clothed an.l well fed.
u? pi?- ??? rr,?. .Mmmimi In Its nrpsent
riloiv- condition wat the twenty day* of <he
tying campaign when they had nothing but
pltala mrnt, bread and coffee, without chnnge !
hoa- of cIothi'H, without any ahelter whatflnal'
over, and during the period twice u
an to atormy no It hn? been *lnee the aurrenf?
on dor. tfYcsh troops reaching hero In the ,
to put middle of Auguat, wl{h good enmpa,
o pa- good water, abundance of tcntage?
Ity of which they will find here?need not ap- ;
prenena sertou? aanper, i <ou? jv*
for the high regard in which you hold
ror command and the value of the Mrvice
they have rendered. It pay* for all
the suffering we have endured. I have
read thie to General! Wheeler, Lawton,
Dates and Kent, who concUrwith tne
In the view expressed above."
The Issuance of the statement from
General Shafter was the sequence of a
conference held at the white house this
afternoon between the President 8ec?
rtary Alger and Secretary Ldnv. It was
felt that the statements made aiuto the
condition of the troops at Santiago
might create a grave impression
abroad. While the statement as issued
was brief It occupied almost an hour in
iis consideration, u neing leu <nai mo
utmost precaution vu essential at the
present stage of the negotiations be*
tween this country and Spain which It
had been first felt might bo at least
Impeded by knowledge of the serious
conditions revealed In the appeal sign- ,
ed by the officers there.
The issuance of the statement waa
the result, and it speaks for itself.
This evening General Shixfter supplemented
his first dlupatch with a c:cond
on the same subject as follows:
SANTIAGO, August 8, 7:11 p. m.
To the Adjutant General ot tho Array,
In c,*nnectIon with my telegram of the
3d Inst., and In the letter of the general
offlcerj to me at Mine date, I have the
honor to say tnst since then I have
talked wi:h the division commanders
and they :c-ra me in saying that (be first
report was made ep ntrong b*<?au?e oi
the weakened and exhausted condition
of the commnnd, more than sevenry-flv*
per cent of which have been ill with a
very weakening malarial fever ids.'ng
from four to six days, and whlcn leaves
every, man too much broken down t?? be
C? any service ana in no conatuon 10
withstand an fftaemlQ of yelljw f#ver.
For strong and healthy rogimenta coming
her* now and a little late* with
plenty of tcntage ti. cover them :.r.d not
subject to any hardships and with
rltnty of nourishing food the danger In
my opinion ar.d that of the division
commanders would be reduced to a
(Signed) SHATTER.
Major General.
WASHINGTON, August 8.?General
Shifter speaks In hJgh terms of Dr. La
Garde, and says that he haa worked
under "the most disadvantageous circumstances."
From the day the forces
left Tampa until the present time he
says that there "have never been sufficient
mcdical attendants or medicine*
for the dally wants of the command. ?
Three times since reaching Cuba has the
command." he says, "been almost entirely
without medicine*" This statement.
he says, is made to him by Cha
medical directors and on one occasion
they suggested taking medicines away
from the Spanish hospitals.
To Saddling Blame on Him for Condition
of Sick and Wounded.
WASHINGTON. D. C., August 8.?
General Shafter, in a report to the war
department, emphatically denies tbat
he Is responsible for the inadequate provision
made for the sick and wounded
brought from Santiago to the United
States on the Seneca and Concho. Everrthlng
possible, he says,waa sent with
the sick and wounded. The matter of
shortage of water, he says, is inexcusable.
He concludes bis report as follows:
"There Is no excuse for lack of
food, as there baa at all times baea
plenty of tbat. I have no doubt tbat
many more were put on the ship than
should have been, owing to tbe great
desire to get home, as they bad tha fear
of yellow fever, and were alznoat wholly;
without hospital accommodation.
The sick and wounded had only tha
clothing on that they wore Into battle,
anil, rtf on lira* A that, traa TnwrmA ard
worn out by th\ time they reached
home. There was none to issue to them
at the time they left and their own extra
clothing they could not gat at.
There has never been a case of suffering
here that could be remedied by tka
means at hand that was not attended
to. The surgeons have worked as well
as any men that ever lived, and their
complaint has been universal lack of
means and facilities.
"I do not complain of this, tor no one
could have foreseen all that would ba
required, but I will not quietly submit
to having the onus laid on me for the
lack of these hospital facilities/*. .
Shaft*!-'* Ftrer Bvlltttn,
WASHINGTON", August 8.?General
snariera sanitary report xor August z
la as follows: #
SANTZA&a Xugort 7. 5
Adjutant General of the Army, .Washington:
Sanitary report for August 7: Total
number of sick, 8,446; tntsl number of
fever cases, 2,493; total cumber of new
cases, 412; total number of fever onset
returned to duty, 406; deatha August 7,
11, among them Corporal George I*
Hopper, Company H, Eighth Ohio, yel- 1
low fever; Ira N. Royer, Company K,
Eighth Ohio, yellow fever; Corporal ;
Dudley Wilson, Eighth OMo, rello*
fever; Frank DUslock, Company F, ^
Eighth Ohio, yellow fever.
(Signed) SHATTER,
- Major General.
lick ftoldUra ArrftT*.
WASHINGTON, D. C.,August 1-Ont
hundred and twenty-eight sick soldiers
arrived hero to-day from Norfolk, Va. v
They were taken to the Washington J
barracks where they were accommodated
in the hospital buildings near the ^
entrance to the grounds. The sick sol- '
dlers were of the Rough Riders, Tenth m
cavalry and some infantrymen. Other |
invalids are expected to arrive here, Sfl
quarters having been provided for *
considerable number of convalescent*
lllamarck'B Uf? Fir*.
BISMARCK, N. D., August 8.-X fl?
to-nlght hAS just about wiped out the
business portion of this city, including
banks, newspaper offices and business ;;
blocks, entailing a loss of several hun- vi
dred thousand dollars partly Insured, \
The telegraph offices were burned out, J
but a temporary office has been fitted
up. Many people are homeless. Tha
firemen wore powerless to check the Inroad*
of the Are, which spread to scores
of buildings, licking them up as so
much waste paper. The origin of the ..'1
Are is unknown.
Mowraenta orMt*am?ltlp?.
GENOA?Ems, New York.
NEW YORK?Georeic, Liverpool.
l*lVKltruL?Lf?Aumnm, .lew lorn.
BREMEN?Frledrloh Dfr QroM?,Ne?r f
fork. .'ij
Wmthar Ferecnat Ibi TMtf.
Tor Wwt Virginia. Weatetrn Pennsylva- vj
nln and Ohio, rain; light to fresh variable -..-A
IxkrI Trmptrttar*.
The temperature yesterday as ohMrnsd '.?
by C. Schnepf, druggist, comer Market ,A
snd Fourteenth streets, was as follows: .$
7 a. 77 11 p. i* H
9 n. SO ? p. Tl 'I
13 85 I woather-Chanfla. -j

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