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Hatred of the Kaiser Shown Even
in Death
A Display of Troops and Diplomats—The Church Not
Even Properly Decorated—Cheers for Emperor
and Empress—Few Tears for the Dead
BERLIN, Aug. 4.—Today's ceremony wa= t
brilliant and impressive, as regards court >
display, but quite disappointing in other
respects. It bore Iracel of haste and half
heartedness. The church was inadequately
decorated and the public displayed no en
thusiasm in the ceremonial, which, so far
from having the exceptional character of a
great national mourning for a great states
man, differed hardly from hundreds of sim
ilar functions that may be witnessed here
at any time. ,
Perhaps the most disappointing feature,
though it was known beforehand, was the
fact that not a single member of the Bis
marck family attended. The royal pew set
apart for their accommodation remained
slgniflcanttly vacant. i
Bismarck's Bitterness
The bitterness of the old chancellor to- 1
ward the young kaiser stems to reach be- '
yond death.
Today's imident was emphasized by the
fact that Prince Herbert Bismarck came
to Berlin during the afternoon on private
business. The proceedings were character
ised by the utmost simplicity, but the em
peror's invitations In th 'Official world were
liberally responded to, many of the leading
men coming from distant places for the
sole purpose of being present. Tho em
peror and empress arrived by train at
Chariottenburg anil drove to the church in
an open lanSau, drawn by four horses,
with postillions, preceded by outriders and
escorted by two squadrons of cuirassiers.
Shortly after the service they left for Wll
All present wore mouring, except those
who appearrtl in uniforms.
The American ambassador. Mr. Andrew
White, and the- Spanish ambassador, Sencr
Mendez de Vigo, arrived almost together
and sat side by side. The absence of all
well-known adherents of the
was most noted, anil especially as many of
them came up to Berlin immediately after
the death, presumably to confer on the at
titude they would observe.
The Simple Services
Their majesties took seats ln two arm
chairs in front of the altar. The emperor
wore the uniform of the foot guards, and
the empress was in simple mourning attire.
The church was not Hlled with those th.-.t
were invited, so that some of the remain
ing congregation obtained admittance. De
spite the brightness of the day, the electric
light was used.
On entering Emperor William shook
hands with Prince Hohenlohe. the chan
cellor. The organ was playing Beethoven's
funeral march as their majesties took their
seats. The music soon passed into the
homely strains of a German choral, played
very softly, like the sounds of a child's
voice, singing to itself. Then the choir sang
Kendal's "I Know That My Redeemer
Liveth,' 'after which Dr. Faber advanced
and. facing the congregation, read the sen
tences of the German burial service.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the
Lord," adding a number of appropriate
Scriptural passages, like "For today is a
prince fallen in Israel." After the sing
ing of a choral came "Gott Thut Das Is;
Wohlgeben," and the hymn. "Jesus Lent."
Dr. Faber offered an extempore prayer,
based on the HDth Psalm, which, he said,
had once been commended to Prince Bis
marck at an important crisis in his life
by an old friend as a source of comfort and
strength and which the departed had of ten
After the choral, "O haupt vol blut und
wunden," as their majesties left the church
tho organ burst into their favorite hymn
and the crowd outside- gave the emperor
and empress hearty cheers as they drove
Telegrams of Condolence
BERLIN, Aug. 4.—The texts of many tel
egrams of condolence aeldressed to the
family have been published. Queen Victoria
telegraphed as follows, in German:
"I beg you to ai cept the expression of
my sympathy in the grievous loss you have
The I'rince of Wales telegraphed In Eng
lish to Prince Herbert Bismarck from
"Allow me to express the sinoerest sym
pathy with you at the loss of your illus
trious father and to pray that you express
the same for me to your family."
The Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria
in the course of his dispatch said:
"My sympathy is all the more profound
because this moment awakens with pe
culiar vividness my memory of my per
sonal relations with the departed. May a
consciousness of the imperishable nature
of his name afford you some degree of
comfort in your legitimate and profound
King Humbert, on behalf of the queen of
Italy and himself sent in French his "most
affectionate condolences" and arlded:
"The glorious name of Bismarck will
live throughout the centuries enshrined in
admiration and respect."
King Oscar of Sweden and Norway ln
his dispatch said: "The world has seldom
seen your father's like."
The Empress Frederick expressed her
"slncerest sympathy."
The emperor of f'hina said: "I recall with
gratitude Prince Bismarck's services in
promoting the friendly relations between
Germany and China."
It now develops that ln reply to the em
peror's telegraphic inquiry on the first re
port of the illness last week, Bismarck,
evidently desirous of keeping his majes'y
In ignorance of his real condition, sent a
reply over his own signature to the effect
that he felt better than ever.
A Magnificent Wreath
nificent wreath, bearing the inscription,
"The German Reichstag to the First Cha
cellor of the German Empire," was laid
today upon the coffin of the late Prince
Blsrnarck by a delegation composed ol
former Vice President Spahn, Dr. Bochem
and Herr Gerghelm, councillors of ac
A Display of Troops
BBRLIN, Aug. 4.—The public is gener
ally associating Itself in various ways
with the funeral services held today in
memory of the late Prince Bismarck. All
the banks and many of the shops in this
city are closed; flags, many of them bord
ered with black, are half-masted every
where; shop windows are covered with
crepe and there is great display wreathed
,vith flowers and draped with black cloth.
The funeral services held here today in
memory of Prince Bismarck were of the
most impressive character. They were at
tended by the Emperor and Empress of
Germany, the various German Princes
ard Princesses, all the members of tne
dVlomatie corps and the chief military anii
civil dignitaries. A guard of honor was
placed in front of the Emperor William
Memorial Chutch, where the services took
The exercises were opened and concluded
by a choral, sung by the choirs from the
opera house.
The officiating clergyman, in the coumt
of his prayers..alluded to the great services
which the deceased bh'ancellor had per
formed for the welfare of his country.
And Got the Worst of It—A Story of
Spanish Honor
KEY WEST. Aug. 4.—No confirmation
has been received here of the report that
Nuevltas, the chief port of the province of
Puerto Principe, has been evacuated by the
Spanish after a bombardment by Ameican
The auxiliary cruiser Badger captured
three prizes off Xeuvltas on July 2fi:h and
i.;ft with them that day for the Tortugas,
arriving here th's morning. Captain Shaw
said that at the time of his departure ail
but about isoo Spanish troops had left tho
city and a general evacuation was expect
ed, but that to nl! Intents and purposes the
place was still held by the enemy, and
there had been nothing ln the nature of an
attack. The- large gunboat Piznrro and thc
armed tugs Anita and Yumari were in the
harbor. Only Intelligence of the reported
assault and evacuation of Nuevitas was
that furnished on July 80tn by liieutenan*-
Colonel Rojns, of th insurgent forces, to
Commander Maynard of the gunboat
The Badger was covering the blockade
station at Nuevltas on July 2Hth when one
of the Spanish slipped stern fore
most to th* mouth of the harbor and took
a peep at her. The enormous hull of the
American ship scared her, and she scurried
back to shelter.
A little while later three vessels we.r»
observed coming out in excellent forma
tion, and Captain Snow thought a good
fight was coming. He brought his ship up
to th*- mouth of the harbor and prepared
to give the Spaniards a warm greeting,
when it was discovered that instead of gun
boats the advancing ships were a tug. a
bripantine and a barge, the last two in
tow, all flying the Spanish and Red Cross
A couple of shots from a six-pounder
were fired in their direction and they
promptly surrendered. The tug was th;
Humbert Rodriguez, fine and new, and
worth about $70,000. The brigantine was
the Sail and the barge was the San Fran
A party from the Badger boarded the
prizes and found distributed over thetn
about 400 Spanish soldiers, who it was said
had been ordered to Havana by General
Salcido. The surgeon in charge asserted
thai there were six cases of yellow fever
among the troops, but a careful examina
tion by the Badger's doctor and afterwards
by other physicians at Tortugas showed
there was no infection among the men and
that the Red Cross flags were used as a
At Nuevitas the Badger also took aboard
eight deserters from the Spaniards who
are still on board the ship.
Eustis Attacks the Canadian Pacific
Before the Commission
CHICAGO, Aug. 4.—ln his argument be
fore the Interstate Commerce Commission
today. General Passenger Agent Eustis of
the Burlington road, warned the Canudlm
Pacific that if it continued a shotgun policy
toward the American roads.Congress would
interfere and compel it to desls*.
Mr. Eustis spoke for upwards of an hour
and a half. In forceful language, he de
scribed the evils which, he said, had re
sulted from the granting of differentials to
fhe Canadian road. He declared that !f
the Canadian Pacific could not conduct
business on even terms with its American
competitors, it should not be allowed to
take American traffic.
He was interrupted several times by
Commissioner Prouty, who asked him how
weaker roads could secure a share of traf
fic if wen not granted diffe-rent'als
He replied that the roads handicapped by
physical disabilities should compete for
cheaper lined of traffic. Further cate
chised on the subject he admitted thnt this
discrimination might in a sense amount to
granting differe.ntials. He denied, how
♦ MADRID. Aug. 4. 5:30 p. m.—An official dispatch from Snn Juan de Porto ♦
♦ Rico says that Colonel San Martin, who was In command of the Spanish gar- ♦
♦ rlson at Ponce, has been courtmartialed and shot for abandoning the place +
+ without resistance. Lieutenant Colonel Pulz, the second ln command, commit- ♦
-f ted suicide. ♦
ever, that giving differentials to the West
ern roads would prove a remedy for the
present troubles.
"Differential religion," he said, "will not
bring peace to the soul of the railway man."
He thought the Canadian Pacific could
compete on even terms with Its competi
tors if It quickened its time, and he con
ceded that a share of American traffic In
the East should Be carried by Canadian
lines. The Canadian Pacific claimed differ
entials from Boston to San Francisco, but
there were a half dozen roads connecting
these points which possessed greater ad
vantages than the Canadian Pacific ar.d
could claim differentials from it.
When speaking of the futility of arbitra
tion ln railway disputes. Mr. Eustis di
gressed a moment to compliment Mr. Mc-
Xlcoll on the shrewdness he had displayed
in discussing arbitration. He said Mr. Mc-
Nicoll knew what he was about when he
suggested that course. Otherwise no
agreement would have been reached and
matters would have stood as before. In
making his recommendation to the Com
mission, Mr. Eustis disavowed on behalf
of the Western roads, any desire to ex
clude the Canadian line from operating in
American territory so long as tt would con
sent to compete on even terms with the
American lines. He contended that differ
entials wherever tried had proven a fail
ure, and he insisted that no natural dis
abilities which the Canadian road might
possess entitled it to differentials. He asked
the Commission to decide the extent of the
Canadian road's right to do business in th<-
I'nlted States.
"I have told Mr. McNicoll that If he will
become a fair competitor neither the West
ern lines nor the trunk lines will object tn
the Canadian line getting Its fair share of
traffic." he said.
Threats to Raid the Rookeries by Can-
adian Sealers
I'NALASKA. July 25, via Victoria. Aug.
4.—"Well-founded reports are in circulation
that a concerted attempt will be made next
month by a fleet of Canadian sealers to
raid the rookeries on the islands of St. Paul
and St. George. There is but one govern
ment vessel, the gunboat Wheeling, to
guard Bering Sea against pelagic sealers,
and the department has ordered her to
visit the various fish canneries along the
Alaskan coast and see that the fish
ing laws are not violated. Around
Cnalaska and Dutch Harbor, where
the larger portion of the sealing fleet ren
dezvous before the season opens, are over
a score of vessels, and It seems to be an
open secret that in the event of the animals
being scarce in the present zone allowed
for sealing purposes, the captains contem
plate raiding the rookeries. The absence
of revenue cutters, they declare, seems to
imply a tacit invitation to Invade the sea
and kill seals wherever they may be found.
Both St. Paul and St. George islands have
a few government officers, lessees, em
ployes an<i a couple of hundred natives
But this force is inadequate to frustrate a
well-planned raid. The officers them
selves expect the laws will be flagrantly
violated unless revenue cutters are sent up
to render patrol service. The plan of
branding female seals, government offic
ials say. is proving a success. Those that
were branded last year and emigrated
south during the winter are returning to
the breeding grounds. The work of brand
ing will be continued this year.
The New York Junta Thinks He Is
Still Loyal if Mad
NEW YORK, Aug. 4.—General T. Es
•rada Palma of the Cuban Junta last nigh*
supplemented his statement of the day be
fore regarding the reported differences be
tween General Garcia and General Shafter:
"I think." said Genera! Palma, "that the
principal reason that General Garcia with
drew from Santiago was because it was
not necessary for him to continue there
with his troops after the surrender of the
city. Hi? presence ln the interior was ne-
ressary to operate against the Spaniards
holding Ho'.guin, Manzanillo and othor
towns. The necessity for his act is proved
by his occupying Glbara with troops, un
der General Rojas. This town has the larg
est proportion of Spanish inhabitants* of
any towrr In the eastern part of the Island.
General Rojas entered the town, estab
lished a government, policed the place and
everything was peaceful when the ship*
of the American navy arrived.
"We all acknowledge our debt of grati
tude to the American people and that to
them in the end we will owe our freedom
from the Spanish yoke. The fact that Gen
eral Garcia is co-operating actively proves
the faith he has in the American people.
This faith Is shared by all Cubans, and we
have no doubt that all the pledges they
have made will be carried into effect. We
wait patiently, assured that when the time
comes Cuba will he turned over to us for a
peaceful and stable government."
Old Glory Not to Be Used for Adver-
tising- Purposes in London
LONDON. July 27.—(Correspondence of
the Associated Press.) The American so
ciety In London is waging a campaign
against the London shopkeepers who are
using the American flag as a device, to
catch tourists' dollars. During this sea
son London is overrun with Americans.
Many of the West End shops fly flags on
which advertisements are printed.
The society's committee visited the prin
cipal shops, requesting that the defaced
flags be withdrawn, representing that such
an exhibition of national colors was dis
tasteful to the Americans, although no ob
jection was made to the flags that were
With hardly an exception, the British
firms courteously acquiesced. Only one re
fusal from an Important house was met
with, and so the society may attempt to do
something In the matter of a boycott
against that.
Three Lives Lost
BOSTON", Aug. 4.—Three men lost their
lives on railroad crossings today—two of
them on the New England road crossings
in South Boston.
Maurice Conlen, a switchman, was struck
and killed by a train which he did not see.
as he was flagging one from an opposite di
rection. About two hours later John Sul
livan, a brak. man on the road, while go
ing to his work, slipped in front of a train,
all of the cars of which passed over his
John Reardon was run over by a train on
the Kttohhurg railroad in Summerville and
Instantly killed.
(Continued From Page One.)
and not one true caee of yellow fever
has occurred In this division except
among the men sent to the hospital
at Slboney. where they have, I be
lieve, contracted It. Hut ln this di
vision there have been liOO cases of ma
larial fever. Not a man tms died from It.
but the whole command is so weakened
and shattered as to be ripe for dying like
rotten sheep when a real yellow fever epi
demic, Instead of a fake epidemic like the
present, strikes us, and it Is bound to if
we stay here at the height of the sickness
season. August and the beginning of Sep
Some Plain Talk
"Quarantine against mnlnrial fever Is
much like quarantining against the tooth
ache. All of us are certain, as soon as the
authorities at Washington fully appreci
ate the condition of the army, to be sent
home. If we are kept here, it will, in all
human possibility, mean an appalling dis
aster, for the surgeons here estimate that
over half the army, if kept here, will die.
It Is not only terrible from the standpoint
of the Individual lives lost, but it means
ruin from the standpoint of the military
efficiency of the flower of the American
army, for the great bulk of the regulars
a*e here with you. The sick list, large
though It Is, exceeding 4000, affords but a
faint index of the debilitation of the army.
Not 10 per cent are fit for active service
work. Six weeks on the north Maine
coast, ofr Instance, or elsewhere where yel
low fever germ cannot possibly propagate,
would make us all fit as righting cocks,
able as we are eager to take a leading part
In the great campaign against Havana in
the fall, even If we are not allowed to try
Porfci Rico.
"We can be moved north, if moved a;
once, with absolute safety to the country,
although, of course. It would have been
Infinitely better if we had been moved
north or to Porto Rico two weeks ago. If
there were any ..bjee'. in keeping us here,
we would face fever with as much indiffer
ence as we faced bullets, but there Is no
object in it. The four immune regiments
ordered here are sufficient to garrison the
city and surrounding towns, and there Is
absolutely nothing for us to do here, and
there has not been since the city surren
Impossible to Move
It Is impossible to move Into the In
terior. Every shifting of camp doubles
the sick roll in our present weakened con
dition, and, anyhow, the interior is rather
worse than the coast, as I have found by
actual reconnoissanoe. Our present camps
are as healthy as any camps at this end of
the island can be.
"I write only because I cannot see our
men. who have fought so bravely and who
have endured extreme hardships and dan
ger uncomplainingly, go to destruction
without striving, so far as lies in me, to
avert a doom as fearful as it is unneces
sary and undeserved.
"Colonel Commanding First Brigade."
The Bound Robin
After Colonel Roosevelt had taken the
Initiative, all the American general officers
united in a round robin address to Genera!
Shafter. It reads:
"We. the undersigned officers, command
ing the various brigades, divisions, etc.. of
the army of occupation in Cuba, are of the
unanimous opinion that this army should be
at once taken out of the Island of Cuba
and sent to some point on the northern
seacoast of the United States; that yellow
fever in the army at present Is not epidemic
that there are only a few sporadic cases;
but that the army Is disabled by malarial
fever to the extent that Its efficiency Is de
stroyed and that It is in condition to be
practically destroyed by an epidemic of yel
low fever, which is sure to come in the near
Fixing the Responsibility
"We know from the reports of competent
officers and from personal observations that
the army 16 unable to move Into the interior
and that there are no facilities for such
move If attempted, and that it could not
be attempted until too late. Morfover, the
best medical authorities of the island say
that with our present equipment we could
not live in the interior during the rainy
season, with losses from malarial fever,
which if almost as deadly as yellow fever.
"This army must be moved at once, or
perish. As the army can be oafely moved
now the persons responsible for preventing
such a move will be responsible for the un
necessary loss of many thousand lives.
"Our opinions are the result of careful per
sonal observation, and they are also based
on the unanimous opinion of our medical
officers with the army. We understand the
situation absolutely.
"J. FORD KENT, Major-General Volun
teers, commanding First Division Fifth
"J. C. BATES, Major-General Volunteers,
Commanding Provisional Division.
"ADAM R. CHAFFEE, Major General
commanding the Third brigade, Second di
"SAMUEL, SUMMER. Brigadier-Genera!
Volunteers, commanding the First Brigade
"WILLIAM LUDLOW. Brigadier-General
Volunteers, commanding First Brigade,
Second Division.
"ADELBERT AMES, Brigadier General
Volunteers, commanding Third Brigade,
First Division.
'LEONARD WOOD. Brigadier-General
Volunteers, commanding City of Santiago.
manding Second Cavalry Brigade."
Lay It All on Alger
Col. Theodore Rooosevelt of the Rough
Riders hns succeeded in hurrying the
movements of the war department in fetch
ing Shafter's army away from Santiago
though in his disregard of the conven
tionalities he has drawn upon his head c
rather sharp rebuke from the secretary 01
war, who evidently regards the course pur
sued By Col. Roosevelt as being calculatee:
to Injure discipline, though inspired by tht
most worthy motives. It is only fair tf
state that the war department for som<
time has been intent upon removing thes.
troops, and it is now more than a week age
that Gen. Shafter was instructed by a spe
clal cablegram to cheer up the soldiers bj
public ly Informing them of the determina
tion. It was rather a question of waysane
m.ans than a lack of inte-ntion to redeeu
this promised that caused delay. So far r.;
the question of removing the troops bacl
Into the mountains was concerned (tht
question which seems to have precipitate,;
I the indignation meeting among the Amer
ican commanders at Santiago), It is learnee
that the medical department here made nc
such recommendation. All that It had te
say on the subject was that, if the troopi
must remain near Santiago, an effort shoult
be made to remove them at once to somi
| healthier camping ground.
| Surgeon General Sternberg agrees thor
• oughly with the opinion expressed by the
I signers of the "round robin" at Santiago
| tl)»t mm who have siijered Ijyyn the ie
vere malarial fevers of the South Cuban
COt.lt* so far from being immune against
attacks of yellow fever, as has been as
serted in some quarters, are actually in
very much greater danger than those who
have escaped ths malaria.
Ripe for Yellow Jack
Malarial fever, it is stated, is. no more a
protection against a subsequent attack of
yellow fever than would be a case of
measles against smallpox, while the fearful
debility resulting from the malarial fever
would certainly tend to make the victim an
especial mark for yellow Jack, The depart
ment today gave out a statement of its re
sources In the way of transports at Santi
ago, and. as an incident, directed attention
to the fact that the troops cannot be with
drawn as a whole until the Spanish prison
ers are disposed of. Otherwise, there is no
certainty that, finding themselves abie to
do so, the Spaniards would not overpower
their captors, repossess themselves of San
tiago, and thus lose to the American army
the small foothold in Cuba which it has
cost so much blood and money to secure. It
is. however, the expectation that all of the
American troops will have been removed
from Santiago to the -United States by the
end of the month, and thnt Is probably the
very best that can be done under the cir
( umstances.
No End of Excuses
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4—Cpon being In
formed of the formal request made by the
ROtntnandlntg generals of the Am erica v.
army to have th-Mr men removed Immedi
ately to the Vnited States, the war drpnn
ment officials stated that this request had
been anticipated and that the department
had been directing the best part of its en
ergies to the return of those troops. It has.
therefore, provided for their reception an
camp at Montauk Point, Ij. 1., and or
ders were sent forward yesterday to begin
the homeward movement by embarking at
Santiago live cavalry regiments of Shafter's
forces. Including Roosevelt's Rough Rid
ers. It is the Intention of the department,
and Gen. Shafter was instructed to so in
form the troops publicly, to conduct this
movement as rapidly as the resources of
the government will permit, having a re
gard for the safety of the men themselves.
Tt was not deemed possible nor desirable to
bring them ail here at one time, not only
from the lack of transports, but for medi
cal reasons, the physicians representing
that a sudden change ln climate would
probably kill many of the soldiers who have
not passed the convalescent stage. So it
was the purpose to remove to the moun
tains back nf Santiago such of the com
mand as could not be embarked immediate
ly, in order to place them in the best pos
sible hygienic surroundings while they
were waiting for their turn to come to go
aboard ships, and now ships will be supplied
even more rapidly. So far, Gen. Shafter
has made no formal report of the meeting
which took place at Santiago, r-suiting In
the presentation to him of the request of
the commanding generals.
Teddy Is Rebuked
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4.—The following
correspondence haft passed between ColonK
Roost velt and Secretary Alger:
Santiago, July 23.—My dear Mr. Se?re
tary: I am writing with the knowledge
and approval of General Wheeler. We
earnestly hope that you will send us—most
cf the regulars, and, at any rate, the cav
alry division, including the Rough Riders,
who are. as good as any regulars, and three
times as good as any State troops—to Porto
Rico. There are 1800 effective men in this
division; if those who were left behind
were joined to them, we could land at
Porto Rico in this cavalry division, close to
!h X Better Hurry!
Imß Men's Suits
|!■ Half Price
I \sF*Lmttt ® nt uuncJrec * Suits have been sold from the
I \* l&lillil half-price counter in the last two days.
If you want one you had better come in be-
MF^T^ii" ii ii Maybe you doubt the genuineness of our offer
to sell 400 Men's Suits at half price.
It's a ridiculous offer, we'll admit. But it is our
' oss anc * y° ur ? am - Come in and see them.
$10.00 Suits for $5.00
$12.50 Suits for $6.25
$15.00 Suits for $7.50
Hjjrf $17.50 Suits for $8.75
f === f^=~~~B" : At these P rlces these goods will not be charged.
g m 80 P er cent discount on Boys' Lon& Pants
Suits means SIO for SB—sB for S6.
Special Lots of Boys' Double-Breasted Suits,
"IjjpiSfS \w Reefer Suits, Middy Suits and others, at
ft 1.35, 52.45, $3.95.
I ST " 7 - !•?! l 2| j ' I
\Wl&ffi%fflfi y/ '±. !l§! Tr\ North Spring Street. S. W. corner franklin ?
nmtAM ——— —J
4000 men, who would be worth easily any
10.000 National Guards armed with black
powder, Sprlngfielde. or other archaic
weapons. Very respectfully,
The following reply was cabled to Colonel
Roosevelt today:
Your letter of 23d received. The regular
army, the volunteer army and the Rough
Riders have done well, but I suggest that
unless you want to spoil the effects and
glory of your victory, you make no invidi
ous comparisons. The Rough Riders are
no better than other volunteers. They had
an advantage in their arms, for which they
cught to be very grateful.
R. A. ALGER. Secretary of War
Yellow Fever Convalescents to Be
Hurried Home.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4.—Telegrams
have passed between Surgeon-General
Sternberg of the army, and Chief Surgeon
O'Reilly, in charge of the United States
camp at Tampa, ln regard to the arrival of
transports there and the yellow fever con
valescents who are to be discharged from
quarantine. Chief Surgeon O'Reilly's dis
patch was as follows:
"Steamer San Marcos arrived Inst night
with 126 passengers. Steamer Comal is in
quarantine with S.'> passengers. There are
sixty yellow fever convalescents to be dis
charged from quarantine who will noi he
allowed to sojourn in Florida. San Marcos
can not be fumigated until the tenth and
will not be released until the 16th. Recom
mend she take all passengers Immediately
to New York, as she can accommodate 600.
She can go there, be fumigated, and return
before the 15th. Otherwise, 1 must be au
thorized to hire a special train to take
yellow fever convalescents north of Balti
more. Direct disposition of the people im
mediately, because if the sixty are not dis
posed of at once, no mure passengers
can be admitted to detention ramp, but
must remain on board ship, thus blockad
ing the quarantine."
To this diispatch General Sternberg sent
the following reply:
"San Marcos will he to New York
with all convalescents. See that they have
ample medical supplies, competent medical
Officers, Ice, and proper food supplies.
there he no cause for complaint against
the Medical Department when the ship ar
rives in New York.'*
The Output of Vinegar and Yeast Fac
tories Squelched
NEW YORK, Aug. 4.—For over two
months Colonel Williams, the chief in
ternal revenue agent of this district, has
had agents watching a vinegar factory in
Brooklyn and a yeast factory in New York
for the purpose of securing evidence of
the manufacture of illicit whisky. This
work resulted early today in the arrest
of three men, the seizure of twenty-seven
barrels of whisky and the closing up of
the yeast factory. The whisky was made
at tho Brooklyn malt vinegar works. It
has been the custom to ship the whisky
to New York on two-horse trucks, twen
ty to twenty-five barrels at a time, and
usually two loads were delivered every
day. The other alleged Illicit concern is
known as the Manhattan Yeast company.
Cloudburst Washes the Rough Riders
Out of Camp
TAMPA. Fla.. Aug. 4.—The detached
troops of Roosevelt's rough riders, camped
near here, were driven out of camp, routedj
and dispersed by v cloudburst Just afteS
the bugle sounded retreat this evening,
The deluge was terrilie while tt lasted. Flvo
or six inches of water ln their tents was
more than the boys could stand, and when
the downpour ceased they turned loose and
the camp resounded with western whoops
and yells. All camp fires were entlngulshed
anel the troop cooks' tents were wrecked,
so that the cavalrymen found themselves
supperless as well as bedless. The com*
manding officer gave permission to go any
where for the night. Those ln funds and
those whose chums were ln funds quickly
headed for Tampa, while those who ara
broke bivouacked in a string of empty cars
on tin- adjacent railway and soon had a big
camp lire blazing. A good number availed
themselves of Major Dunn's permission to
seek shelter at Tampa.
Another Revolution
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4.—The follow
ing message regarding the revolution in
Guatemala was received today from a,
friend and supporter of Gen. Morales:
"TAMPACHULA, Aug. 4.—l'rospero Mo
rales is at San .Marcos. Quesentenango fa
vors revolution. We are on the way to
Ocos. (Signed) .MIGI'ELIN."
.Morales is said to have JUO men and 5000J
Remington rifles.
Details of the revolt are difficult to ob
tain us telegraphic communication is in
Morales Is represented to have little
means of his own. but he is supported by
wealthy men in the Liberal party. Thera
Is believed to be an understanding be
tween Jose Leon Castillo and Morales,
both of whom are candidates for the pres
idency, that the one who has the strongest
following shall receive the other's sup
port. What they nre bent on is tho de
feat of Cabrera. They charge that he is
responsible for the death of Gen. Mendo
zabal by poison.
Bicycle Races
BALTIMORE, Md., Aug. 4.—The bicycTs
races :it the Coliseum tunight were wit
nessed by a largo crowd. The star event,
th" 15-mile paced race between John S.
Johnson of Minneapolis and Clint R. Coul*
ter of San Francisco, was won easily by
Johnson by 300 yards. The time was 30:57.
The one mile professional open scratch]
race was won by Jay Eaton, Frect Sim*
second and Thomas Butler third; time.
2:15. "* *" ,
Much-Needed Supplies
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4.—The national
relief commission will forward by the yacht
May about fifty tons of supplies. These
consist of drugs, rubber ice caps, rubber
bath tubs, hypodermic syringes and othec
articles for the use of the sick and wound*
ed, which will be turned over to the gov
ernment for hospital use at Puerto Rico
and vicinity. The May will sail Saturday.
An Ocean Greyhound
NEW YORK, Aug. 4.—The cable an*
nounees the arrival of the Hamhurg-Amer*
| lean line steamship Fuerst Bismarck at
I Cherbourg at <S oclock this morning from
New York, indicating that she has beaten
her previous eastward record to Cherbourg
of 6 days 13 hours and 30 minutes, made a?
| month ago, by about an hour.
Four People Drowned
NEW YORK, Aug. 4.—A rowboat con
taining Mrs. otto Frohweln, her three)
children and Annie Slebentheim, and
manned by three sailors from the yacht
Col. Ruppert, whose guests they were,
was capsized tonight In Rarltan bay,
drowning the three children and Miss Sle

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