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GEN. SHATTER'S LETTER
SENDS REPORT OF SANTIAGO
COMMISSION
CAPTURED SOME MODERN GUNS
The Cuban Campaign Exceeds in Hard
ships Anything Known in the
Civil War—Praises His Men
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, Aug. I.—The secretary
of war has received the following letter
from General Shafter, transmitting the
report of the surrender of
Spanish territory at Santiago:
' CAMP BEFORE SANTIAGO DE CUBA,
July 18, 1895.—1 take the. liberty of sending
to you this morning a copy of the agreement
between the commissioners on my part and
the commissioners on the part of the gov
ernment of Spain for the surrender of
eastern Cuba, The schedule Just submitted
'shows there aro a little over 22,000 men and
officers—about 6000 more men than I have
had myself—and I am very glad to say
that we have got all these men with very
little loss of life compared to what it would
have been had we had occasion to have
fought them. The city of Santiago is sim
ply a network of fortifications at every
street corner.
No Idea of Its Strength
I had no proper conception of its strength
Until I went into It, although I knew those
Old stone towns were naturally strong. Ev
erything Is going admirably so far as the
transfer Is concerned and the Spanish
troops are behaving well, as they are per
fectly delighted with the thought of getting
home.
I send to you personally the telegram of
General Linares to his government, which
one of the consuls gave me. It shows the
straits to which they were put and the feel
ings that animated them. He stated the
case exactly. I did have him so completely
surrounded that It was Impossible for him
to get away, and I could wait and he could
not.
I send out tomorrow morning to receive
something over 2000 men up In the Interior,
a short distance, about thirty miles, and In
two or three days will send to Guantanamo
to receive the 7000 that have surrendered
there. They should be shipped from Guan
tanamo bay direct to Spain. There, are also
about 800 men each from Baracoa and
Sague de Tanamo on the north coast, who
will come into the port there for shipment.
• I Will send an officer aronud with a Spanish
officer to take their arms and military sup
plies.
Some Beautiful Guns
We have got a great deal more than I had
any Idea of getting in the way of munitions
of war. In everything but food they were
well supplied. Have got a few beautiful
modern high power guns—about a dozen.
My only fear Is that we shall have sick
ness, and it Is for that reason that I have
wired you so earnestly about getting these
prisoners away so that we can go up to
the monutalns with my command, at the
end of the railroad at San Luis, which is
said to be very healthful. It Is at any rate
about 1500 feet above the sea level and has
communication byj rai!> with. Santiago.
So. far there Is no fever ln Santiago. I sup
pose because there Is no one there except
Immures. Three cases only so far this year,
and the English consul tells me there was
very little last year.
Terrible Hardships
Of those who served throughout the civil
war all declare they never had anything
that could compare, with It for hardships.
With only one set of clothes, officers have
been until now rained on nearly everyday,
carrying three days' rations, like the men.
on their person, and suffering every priva
tlon that any man can. Added to all these
privations, ln addition, all tha horrors of
disease lnan unknown land and very limited
accommodations should they be wounded.
The spirit shown by them and by the whole
army was simply grand. I can recall no
Instance where a greater surrender has
been made than this. The final surrender
of General Toral and his generals to myself
and my generals was highly dramatic, as
was the hoisting of the flag over the city
of Santiago, one of the oldest cities on this
continent.
1 want to thank you and the president for
the words of cheer that have come to us,
and say that none of us have ever doubted
that every effort possible to make our lives
as secure and our situation as comfortable
as possible would be done.
A Railroad Attached
STOCKTON, Cal., Aug. I.—This morning
attachment papers reached Stockton from
Sa.. Francisco to be placed upon the tools,
rails and construction material of the
Stockton and Tuolumne* road, commonly
called the "Woman's" Railroad. The at
tachments aggregate 59340.45, and were
served by the following named:
Charles Erickson, $7500; Fred Erlckson,
11260, and Wright & Dickinson, J390.48.
The Erlckson Brothers have been engaged
ln building the road bed, and the attach
ments were brought on account of money
they claim to be due for labor and sup
piles. The attachment of Wright & Dickin
son Is for hay and feed. It is believed the
building of the road will be crippled by tin
proceedings.
Marcus Mason Dead
NEW YORK, Aug. I.—Marcus Mason
of San Francisco is dead at the Frenc'.i
Hospital in this city. He was well known
ln California and also ln Central and
South America, where for many years ho
was engaged in the manufacture of planta
tion machinery for the cure and preserva
tion of coffee. He was a pioneer in the In
troduction of American machinery.
Mr. Mason maintained a business ln New
Tork, a manufacturing plant In Worcester,
a plant ln Costa Rica, and a farm In Cali
fornia. He was born ln Vermont ln 1827
And was a mechanical engineer by profes
sion. He leaves a widow and two daughters,
one of the latter being married to Actor
Goorge Osborne of California.
Raisin Product Pooled
Kearney of the California Raisin Growers'
I association tonight announced the buccsss
ot the plan to pool the raisin product of the
state. He states that 85 per cent of the
crop In Fresno, Tulare, Madera and Kings
» counties has been signed and that over 50
per cent of tbe crop of Kern county has
been thrown Into the pool. Agents are now
. at work ln Southern and Northern Cali
fornia, and with the contracts they secure
. the association will control SO per cent ot
■i the raisin output.
The Peruvian Navy
NEW YORK, Aug. L—On the Panama
■■» finer Advance, which reached this pert
today, wu Commodore Carlos Ferryroi
of the Peruvian navy, who Is en route
to Paris for the purpose, it Is said, of
purchasing warships for the Peruvian
navy. Rumors had been current ln Pana
ma prior to July 21st, those on the Ad
vance said, when Commodore Ferryros ar
rived there on the steamer Santiago from
Callao, concerning a strong agitation
throughout Peru against the United
States, owing to differences between the
two countries, existing since ISBS. No lit
tle excitement was caused In' Central
America when the Information that Peru
was taking steps to strengthen her navy
became known.
A Family of Murderers
PORT ARTHUR, Ont., Aug. I.—The
Moses family ot Indians from Heron Bay,
who. are accused of a number of atrocious
murders, have made a full confession of
their crimes. Six years ago they murdered
two men named David, father and son, and
then, this crime being discovered by three
Frenchmen, they killed them as well, tak
ing their bodies out Into Lake Superior in
a boat and sinking it, tying stones to the
bodies. They have Just been up for their
first trial for the crimes, the story of
which was told ln evidence ln detail by the
sister of the murderers.
Board of Equalization
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. I.—The State
Board of Equalization today fixed the as
sement of the railroads of the State. Th 6
figures are the same as last year excepting
California and Nevada, reduced to $50,000;
Carson and Colorado, reduced to $170,000;
Nevada, California and Oregon, raised to
$125,000; Pajaro Valley, raised to $180.75N;
San Francisco and San Mateo, raised to
$100,000; San Francisco and San Joaquin
Valley, raised to $1,188,180; Santa Fe Pa
cific, reduced to $1,384,000; Alameda and San
Joaquin, reduced to $125,550.
Shot by the Sentinel
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. I.—Charles
Smith, private In the Immune regiment of
Colonel Rlehe, who was shot by Private
Mlnge last night while trying to sneak into
camp. Is dead. Smith had spent the night
In drinking and had over-stayed his leave.
He refused to halt when entering the camp,
but on the contrary started to run. Mlnge
fired and the bullet passed through Smith's
bowels and also broko his arm. Smith was
25 years of age. a native of this city.
The Only Colonel Left
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, July 21.6 p. m.( df -
Iryed in transmission).—Col. John H. Page
of the Third Infantry Regulars, leaves to
day by the transport Iroquois for New
York, dangerously ill with malarial fever.
Col. Page is the last Colonel of the regular
army left in Cuba. All of the others who
came originally have either been killed ln
battle or died of sickness.
Linemen Strike
ST. LOUIS, Aug. I.—About 400 linemen be
longing to the Electrical Workers' Union,
struck today for an advance in wages from
$2.50 to $3 for ten hours' work. Their de
mands had been presented Saturday and
refused. The men were employed by the
Missouri-Edison and Laclede Light and
Power companies and the Bell and Kinloch
Telephone companys.
Poisoner Hanged
ST. LOUIS, Aug. I.—George Thompson,
colored, was hanged at 0:15 a. m. Death
resulted from strangulation. The con
demned man died protesting his Innocence
The crime for which he was hanged was
:he poisoning of Jos. Cunningham, tha
white sexton of St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, September 29th, 1894.
Transport Michigan Sails
TAMPA. Fin., Aug. I.—The transport
Michigan sailed yesterday from Port Tampa
and crossed the bar of the bay today. She
was loaded with fresh meat for General
Shafter's army besides a large quantity of
other supplies.
Saves His Neck
SEATTLE, Aug. I.—A special to the
Times from Roslyn, Wash., says Andrew
Warge, an Australian miner, this morn
ing shot his wife, two small children and
then killed himself. Warge was Insane.
Hobson Visits His Mother
ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. I.—Lieutenant R.
P. Hobson, who has been expected in
Georgia ever since his arrival In the United
States from Santiago, was with his mother
at Llthla Springs today.
Not Citizens Yet
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. I.—Hart H.
North, commissioner of Immigration at
this port, has received instructions from
THE NAVAL BATTLE OP SANTIAGO. FORTY MINUTES AFTER THE FIGHT BEGAN. From HARPER'S WEEKLY
After a Drawing by Carl tern T. Chtoman. R«c reduced from Btrvef* Weekly. Br Permission. Ootrvrlaht 1896. by Haroar A, Brothers.
LOS ANGELES HERALD i TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2, 1898
NEW YORK, Aug. 1.-Martln Thorn was
put to death ln the prison at Sing Sing at
11:15 this morning for the murder of Wil
liam Guldensuppe.
Thorn sat up later last night than was
his custom. He talked of his parents, his
boyhood days In Germany and his wife's
parents in this country. He showed no
nervousness nnd when he thew himself
on his cot It was but a few minutes until
he was sound asleep.
Waden Sage, who went to Thorn's cell
early today, said of him: "Thorn told me
he was not nervous and would die bravely.
He said he was perfect'y reconciled to his
fate and that he had made peace with his
God. He slept well and had no fear of
Washington to treat all immigrants from
Hawaii as alien immigrants until such
time as laws can be perfected to govern
them. This rule will settle all questions as
to the entrance of certain races for the
time being and will be a warning to steam
ship companies.
Cut His Throat
NEW YORK, Aug. I.—Wm. H. Mnrstnn,
68 years old, a broker, committed suicide
by cutting his throat ln this city today. He
was a brother of Charles E. Marston, who
has been missing from home since last
Tuesday.
Pierce Made a Counsel
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1.-The President
today made the following nppolntments:
George M. Pierce of Pennsylvania, to be
Consul of the United States at Munich, Ba
varia.
Locating Coal Claims
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Aug. I,—
Letters received here state that, many
prospectors between Copper liver and
ON TO SAN JUAN
City of Juan Diaz Taken by the Troops—The Columbia
Goes Ashore at Ponce
4» PONCE, Porto Rico, July 31,10 p. m., via St. Thomas, D. W. •&
1., August I.—(Copyrighted, 1898, by the Associated Press). 4»
<*» Colonel Hulings, with ten companies of the Sixteenth Pennsyl- 4.
l- vania, has occupied Juan Diaz, about ten miles from Ponce on J-*
the way to San Juan. The American flag was raised and greeted <§»
•& with immense enthusiasm by the populace. «*•
1» The protected cruiser Columbia went ashore while attempt- *
<i* ing to enter the harbor of Ponce, but it is expected she will be <3»
•$» floated tomorrow.
i- General Brooke arrived this afternoon. During the after- «$»
4* noon seven companies of the Nineteenth regular infantry ar- 4»
rived on the Cherokee. <&.
A Cable communication was opened tonight, but the line will <$•
not be in full operation for several days. 4*
* 4
I gi l |i,ai l |.^.
MARTIN THORN
death. There Is not the slightest change In
his actions. He is the same cool man who
came to the prison six months ago. His
nerve is stronger than that of any other
murderer who has been in the death house."
Thorn told one of his keepers that his
only dread was the wait from the time he
awoke until he was summoned to the chair.
The condemned man received the last
sacrament of the Roman Catholic Church.
When summoned to the execution chair,
Thorn showed r.o emotion, walked to It
quickly, repeating prayers after the at
tending priest. There was no untoward in
cident In connection with the execution and
after the current had been turned on fifty
live seconds Thorn was dead.
Cook's Inlet, Alaska, have abandoned
their search for gold and are locating
coal claims. The country Is said to be one
mass of coal, ln which Is claimed to be an
excellent quality of lignite.
Old Chang on Top
LONDON, Aug. I.—The Peking corre
spondent of the Standard says:
"Today (Monday) the empress dowager
openly relieved the emperor of all real
power. The ministers take their Instruc
tions directly from her and LI Hung Chang
practically supersedes the Tsung LI
Yamen.
"It is reported that Sir Claude Mac Don*
aid, the British minister before the Tsung
LI Yamen, accused LI Hung Chang of be
traying China to Russia, and It is said that
LI Hung Chans has threatened to demand
the recall of Sir Claude Mac Donald."
Great Circus Man Dead
COLUMBUS. 0., Aug. I.—Ephriam W.
Sells, the elder of the Sells brothers, well
known circus men, died here at noon today
of Brlght's disease, after an illness of sev
eral months.
A PITIFUL APPEAL
LAST MESSAGE OF LINARES TO
HIS GOVERNMENT
Sick and Disheartened, Knowing That
Defeat Must Come He Begs Per
mission to Surrender
GL'ANTANAMO, Province of Santiago 6.
Cuba, July 25.—An official report of Gen.
Linares to the Madrid government, trans
mitted on July 13, is full of pathos, as It
tells of Spaniards, thousands of miles from
home, striving lo defend property Which
the owners have deserted. The report sent
by cable on July 113 was addressed tonhe
minister of war. It was translated for the
Associated Press by Commodore Schley.
The text in full is as follows:
Official cablegram, July 12, 1898. To the
Minister of War, from the Ueneral-ln-
Chlef of the Division of Santiago de Cuba!
"Although confined to my bed by great
weakness and in much pain, the situation
of the long-suffering troops here occupies
my mind to such an extent that I deem It
my duty to address your excellency, that
the state of affairs may be explained.
"The enemy's lines are very near the
town. On account of the nature of. the
ground, our lines are ln full view of them.
Troops weak; sick in considerable propor
tion not sent to hospitals, owing to the
necessity for keeping them ln the en
entrenchments. Horses and mules without
the usual allowance of forage. In the
midst of wet season, with 24 hours' daily
fall of rain, in the trenches, which are sim
ply ditches dug ln the ground, without any
permanent shelter for the men. The men
have nothing but rice to eat, and no mtnn:s
of changinig or drying their clothing.
"Considerable losses; field officers and
company officers killed, wounded, sick, and
troops deprived of necessary orders in cri;
lcal moments.
"Under these circumstances, It Is im
possible to fight our way out, because in
attempting to do so our forces would be
lacking one-third 'of the» men, who could
not leave, and we would be' weakened be
sides by casualties caused by the enemy,
resulting finally In a veritable disaster,
without saving our diminished battalions.
In order to get out, protected by the Hol
guln division, it will be necessary for them
to come and break the enemy's lines ln one
place, so that my forces may break ln an
other and act In conjunction.
"The complete exodus of the Inhabitants.
Insular as well as peninsular. Includes the
occupants of the public offices, with few
exceptions. There only remain the clergy,
and they today started to leave, the town,
with the archbishop at their head.
"The defenders hero cannot now begin a
campaign full of enthusiasm and energy.
They came here three years ago, strug
gling against the climate, privations and
fatigues, and now they ore placed in these
sad circumstances, where they have no
food, no physical force and no means of
recuperation. They are defending the
property! of those that have abandoned 11
and of those that are now being fed by the
American forces. The honor of arms ha
lts limits, and I appeal to the opinion of the
whole nation as to whether these long
suffering" troops have not kept it safely
many time's since May 18, when they were
subjected to the first cannonade. If it is
necessary that the sacrifice be endured for
reasons of which I am Ignorant, or that
some one else shall assume the responsibil
ity of the unfortunate termination which
I have anticipated and montloned ln a num
ber of telegrams, I faithfully offer myself
on the altar of my country for the one, and
for the other I will retain the command for
the purpose of signing the surrender, for
my modest reputation Is of little value as
compared with the country's Interests.
"LINARES."
ATTITUDE OF FRANCE
Only Words of Praise for tbe Ameri
cans in Their War
NEW YORK, Aug. I.—A dispatch to the
World from Paris says: Henri Brlsson,
the Premier of France, said to the World
correspondent:
"The course of the United States
throughout the war with Spain has been
noble. It has been a revelation to Europe.
"In my opinion, when the American
conditions of peace are known the world
will be astonished. I expect thnt »*•«
I AMUSEMENTS
ef*Sk. a- Si Los Angeles' Society Vaudeville Theater
ZTontyAt Z Von/yAt
™ ▼ VIF**VI» W # THE PRISMATIC FOUNTAIN OF MIRTH.
LORKNZ AND ALLEN, eccentric comedian!. SIDNEY GRANT AND MISS NORTON, Intro,
during imitation*, refined songi, dancoi, etc. NAT M. BRIGQAM descriptive vocalist.
Vaudeville debut of MH AND MRS. ID (JOOLMAN. BXRT COO IE AND JULIA KINGsLEY.
I'omtivelv la«t week of MRS. ALICE 1. SHAW AND DAUGHTERS. EDWIN R. LANG. TBS)
BIOGKAPH; Kooievelt'i Rough Kiders, Lending of United States Troops In Cuba end other In
tereating views
PRICES NEVER CHANGlNG—Evenings, reserved seats, 35c and 50c; gallery, 10a
Regular matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 25c to any part of the house;
gallery, 10c; children, 10c any seat. DKWKY MATIXEK Wednesday, August 3.
pui-banK Theater 3S5T5= Si5i5.
Jh O i" l see k " aOT " !rn,Bht ZThe SSacon Company and Seoryo &. Webster
In the Stupendous - i O
Beenic Production tU/JCTGr t/lG CaVdT*
PRICES—ISn, 25e, 85c end »00. . MATINEE SATURDAY-PRICES. 100 and SSa
Diego and Coronado Beach—
Excursion Jtugust sth *J± 6th
0 0.00 Jor tAe Hound
*mio <■# TICKETS GOOD RETURNING WITHIN 30 DAYS
Proportionately low rates from all points on tho Southern California Railway.
Cxcursi'on to Gnsenada, fflfexico
In connection with above. 15 00 for tbe round trip from Ban Diego, tlekets good returning
until August 28th Only nine a ours at sea to visit Mexico. Excursion to Coronado Island
August 10th from San Diego. Steamer Santa Kola. Round trip SO cents.
Santa Jo Route Of/See, 200 Spring Street
£anta Catallna Island ojf mHM ommf
VAc Ssland Villa Jfotol and tho JfotelWfetropoh
Aro tho two big flrst-clagf resorts on Catallna Island. Both being under efficient
and liberal management. Offer the best tervice and accommodations at most
liberal rates. Superior inducements for season 1899. Do not fall to write or call
on us for rates. m . /» , J22 South Spring Street, Loa Angelas,
Jianniny Company, cal. Telephone Main 80.
Qnly Two More
53.00 Excursions to Santa Barbara
| Regular Round Trip 10.70 | Jtuyuot 72-/3 September 9-/0
Round Trip Gjod for Thirty Days Stop-over at Ventura both ways if deslrad.
Southern {Pacific Co. Los angeles ticket office, 2» s. spring street
There Is Fun at Santa Monica
NEW ARCADIA HOTEL FISH GRILL—NORTH BEACH BATH HOUSE, WARM
PLUNGE. NEW SUITS—CAMERA OBSCURA ON BEACH; a chance to set jokea on frlonda—
FREE CONUERIS by celebrated Los Angeles Military Band every Saturday sad Sunday.
Qrab Apples—lie pound* Today Only
Tel Main 395. jf/thouse Jruit Co., 2/3-2/5 W. Second St.
KAf llahlwue Acrf Irh Darm TWBLFTH and grand av*NUjS
BA/iisnire wsiricn rarm— breeding birds, eggs, chicks.
• • The only Ostrich Farm whore feathers are manufactured. • t
United States will take pride In showing
greater moderation than any of the Old
World powers would display under similar
circumstances.
"Europe has no right whatever to med
dle In the negotiations. My government,
at least, will not attempt to dictate what
the United States shall demand. Other
powers may try to make Spain's loss as
light as possible, but all such recommenda
tions will be regarded as friendly. I feel
assured there will be no concerted action
by Europe towards forcing upon the
United States any settlement not fully sat
isfactory.
"I think the United States may be
trusted to arrange the future of Cuba for
the best."
The World correspondent learns from the
French foreign ministry that America's
roply to Bpain's approaches must pass
through the- hands of the French Minister
of Foreign Affairs, who will forward It to
Madrid, but that reply is not expected be
fore Tuesday.
The World correspondent learns further
that an armistice Is expected, but not un
til there Is a reasonable prospect of a suc
cessful Issue of the peace negotiations.
CHICAGO HOTEL BURNED
Quests Burned In Their Beds—Many
Injured by Jumping;
CHICAGO, Aug. I.—Guests of the Berwyn
Hotel, No. 148 North State street, were
roused from their slumbers at 3 o'clock this
morning to find the hostelry on fire. So
rapid did the blaze spread that men and
women found themselves cut off from' es
cape by the stairs. Three lives were lost
and a number of people were maimed and
bruised ln jumping from high windows to
the pavement.
The dead:
H. A. TIEDEMAN, musician, residence
In California, dropped from window'on the
nfth floor and instantly killed.
ANNA PAULIN, 25 years old, home in
Minnesota, burned to death on fifth floor.
Unidentified man, remains burned be
yond recognition.
The injured:
Two men, names unknown, Jumped from
upper floor and are at the hospital uncon
scious.
Edward Seaman, proprietor of cigar store
of the Palmer House, Jumped from third
floor, had both wrißts broken and was in
ternally Injured.
K. S. Hill, seriously bruised.
J. V. Dolson, severely bruised.
H. C. McClearly, overcome by smoker
while hanging on a window edge, dropped
.to the street below and probably fatally
hurt.
Miss Catharine Murphy, Jumped from
second story, right ankle broken.
Dr. Belknap, burned slightly.
Mrs. E. H. Twlghte's baby, overcome by
smoke, rescued by firemen.
Miss Marie Kennedy, prostrated from ex
citement.
Miss Emma Sharkey, housekeper at the
hotel, Jumped from second story window,
ankle sprained.
When the Are was discovered it was burn
ing fiercely on a lower floor. Pedestralns
raised a cry ot warning, which aroused the
guests, and they appeared at the upper win
dows ot the hotel in their night attire. Be
low them roared the Are with gradually In
creasing fury, and clouds of smoke made
uncrtaln the extent of the flames. One of
the guests on the scond floor swung him
self out upon the ledge of the window,
peered at the flames for a moment and then
deliberately Jumped to the sidewalk. He
landed upon his feet, but fell Into the gutter
helpless. A number of others followed.
Miss Mario McCabe and Miss Schroeder
were carried from the second floor by
Daniel O'Leary, the well-known race-horse
man. Miss Earl, an artist, was rescued
from the second floor by firemen. Morris
Jacobson, his wife and their son, Edward,
were carried from the second floor by fire
men.,
WOULDN'T HAVE 'EM
Germany Says She Never Wanted the
Philippines Anyhow
NEW YORK, Aug. I.—Baron Yon Bue
low-Srhlatfau, the Charge d' Affaires of the
German Embassy st Paris pooh-poohs the
Idea of Germany having designs on the Phil
ippines.
"The Americans are excited at present,"
he said, "and unnecessarily suspicious. The
merest incident Is magnified Into an Inter
national complication. Germany has with
drawn her ships, her subjects being now
sure of American protection."
The Baron refusod to talk about the prob
able conditions of peace beyond venturing
the opinion that Spain will never yield Porto
Rico.
Francofse de 1' Oncle, a brother of the tit
fated captain of the steamship Bourgogne.
connected with the Foreign Ministry under
De Freyclnet and Gambetta, was lnte*»
viewed as a representative Frenchman ol
the bourgeolse (thrifty) class, and a typical
politician. M. de 1' Oncle said:
'The Americans have conducted a pactflo
war with moderation and humanity. The
United States announced their object and
went directly after It, as they had a right
to do.
"General Shafter, Instead of destroying
Santiago, as Bismarck burned the towns
of France, treated It In accordance with the
modern diplomatic spirit, which now Is as
liberal ln war as ln peace.
"It Is a remarkable fact, wholly to the
credit of the Americans, that so few lives
' have been expended ln the war. Contrast
this pacific spirit with the German attitude
toward France ln 1870."
Neglecting the Wounded
NEW YORK, Aug. I.—Dr. M. A. Lesser
of the Red Cross, who arrived yesterday
from Santiago de Cuba on the United
States transport Concho with 127 sick and
wounded soldiers, speaking today regard
ing conditions on the transports, said:
"Orders were received to supply the Con*
cho with 1000 rations for 175 persons who
were expected on hoard of her. Major La
garde and Dr. Ireland went through the
camp and selected 175 convalescents and
convalescent fever patients who were able
to walk. In order to secure a return home
the men will frequently affect Illness ta
such a degree that It may be often hard to
determine whether one Is sick or not.
Medicines were supplied therefore In quan
tities thought to be sufficient, but on the
eve of departure It was found that the en
tire ship load, excepting possibly twenty
flve persons, were suffering from fever and
bowel troubles, for which there proved to
be an Insufficient supply of medicines on
board the ship. The rations put on board
were therefore unfit to be served to tho
sick men. The supply of water also was
Impure and unfit for use, having been taken
aboard at Tampa early In May. The Con
cho has but fifty-eight state room berths.
Bunks were provided for the men between
decks, but being devoid of mattresses, and
owing to the Intense heat, were practically
useless. The men could not live below.
Many were compelled to stop on deck un
der awnings." i
Dr. Lesser has Issued a statement re
garding the matter to the President of th»
Red Cross Society, which it Is expe#ted
will be given to the press tomorrow.
Concho's Cargo of Wounded
NEW YORK, Aug. I.—Dr. Doty, health
officer of the port, visited the Concho to
day and found all on board much Improved
after a good night's rest. One hundred and
twenty-five convalescents were transferred
to Hoffman Island.
The men were elated over their release
from the over-crowded quarters of ths
transport. The sick left on board ths
Concho will be transferred to more com
fortable quarters Immediately. AH ars
resting comfortably. Corporal Patterson
and Private James Rountree are both quite
sick with typhoid fever. Major H. T. Allen
Is stIM on board, suffering from an abscess
ln his face.
Sir Bryan Letghton, who was removed
from the transport Alamo to Swlneburne
Island, Is said to be very sick.
Another Skirmish
MADRID, Aug. I.—A dispatch to the Im
parclal from Havana says that a force of
400 Infantry and cavalry under the United
States flag recently attacked a detachment
ot Spanish engineers at Grecloso. The dis
patch then says that several volunteers
from Cardenas went to the assistance of
the engineers, "and the enemy was driven
off, leaving ten men dead on the Held."
The Spanish losses are said to have been
an officer and two men wounded.
The French Elections
PARIS, Aug. I.—The elections to the
Council General have thus far resulted ln
the return of 785 Republicans and 128 Con
servatives.

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