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p.- lJS-- Grculation Yesterday, 4au33 Threatening weather; southerly winds NO. 1.595. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1898. ONE CENT. fe THAT MILES 1TEBVM Correspondent Sure the Gen eral Will Stand hy It. OT A CONFIDENTIAL TALK The Commander of Hie Armies gnoke Freely and lie fused to Aitxwcr Many 0.uentIcis, ICTluX--iiiKT It Was for Publication The Proof m of the Statements ami OlmrRi'K Made Arc In the Record of the "War Department "Shafter In Xow LoKt Sljrht of, for He Find Refuse Ilehthd Ht.s Creator, AIkit; Shafter Hum Ilecome Merely an In cident," Snyn the NeMhimpcr Man VnriuuH Correspondence Be tween the Front and WnxliitiKtoii. Kansas City, Aug. 29. J. D. Whelply, whose Interview with Gen. Miles branded as ftilse many statements made by Sec retary Alger, and specified instances in whiah official dispatches hud been muti lated and garbled to serve Secretary Al ger's ends, telegraphs as follows today from New York, where he has just ar rived: "I feel confident Gen. Miles will stand by the interview referred to. He Is a very politic mnn at times, but he is no coward. This "is not .the first time he has talked freely and frankly when it -would have 'barter served Ms personal advantage to have remained silent. Wan Xot Confidential. "My-talk whh him was not confidential. I -went to him as a newspaper reporter -for (the avowed and express purpose of securing an interview. There were no reservations from publication in JUhe con versation. This is proved by his refusal tonswer some questions which he would have answered had they not Seen so. Ifeere was no hi!.C of confidences. He knows I am friendly to him. As 1 believe, on8 have frequently stated, he is one of the .few commanders of the Annerlcan army whose jolms do not creak with garrison rust and whose (brain works beyond the narrow confines of official red" tape. "in this instance, however, no question of veracity need arise. Gen- Miles himself, oven if he so desired, could not conceal the proof of all he said. It is written in the records of the War Department and it only needs a clearing away of in consequent matter to tell the story clear ly and in full. Shatter Merely an Incident. "It would not have -waited for him to tell it. "He has simply precipitated the ava lanche which was already moving. "Who will be buried under it it is hard to say, but the Secretary of War, Rus sell A. Alger, is the man nearest to Its path. Gen. Shafter is now lost sight of for he finds refuge in his creator, Al ger. Shafter has become merely an inci dent. VGen. Miles, in his Interview with me. makes several distinct statements, one to the effect that ho wascommanding gen eral of all the American armies, first, last and all the time, in Washington, in Tam pa, in Cuba, in Porto Rico, or anywhere , else he might be. , "He charged Gen. Corbin with sending a secret dispatch to Gen. Shafter con trary to this. Pin veil in a. False L.Ip;ht. "He charged the War Department with viuillating and even suppressing part or the whole of certain messages in their transmission to the public, thus putiiug him and his relations to the army In fal.-e light to the people at home. "He charged that his recommendations in regard to moving the troops from San tiago were disregarded, this disregard leading to grave consequences. He re cited the fact that Gen. Shafter disobeyed orders in occupying fever infected houses and allowing Cuban refugees to mix with the American troops. "Finally, he claimed that Washington allowed the plans of hip Porto Rico cam paign to leak out to such an extent as to render them useless and dangerous. "These charges are the sum and sub stances of his interview. It needs only the official record of the War Depart ment to show each and every one of these charges to be truth and to throw much additional light on the situation. Shaffer VncIIIntlnfC. "After the fight of July 1 and 2, Gen. Shafter was in despair. Vacillating, weak and discouraged on the Fourth of July, he sent the following dispatch to Washington addressed to the adjutant general: " "Headquarters Fifth Army Corps, In Camp Near Santiago de Cuba, " 'July 4, 1S93. " 'There seems to be no reasonable doubt that Gen. Pando succeeded in en tering Santiago last night with his force, said to be about 5,000 men. " "This puts a different aspect on af fairs, and while we can probably maintain ourselves, it would be at the cost of very considerable fighting and loss. " 'Gen. Lawton reports that Gen. Gar cia, who -was to block entrance of Pando. informed him at 10 o'clock last night that Pando had passed in on Cobre Road. Lawton says cannot compel Gen. Garcia to obey my Instructions to place them pelves In any position where they will have to figut, and that if we intend to reduce Santiago, we will have to depend alone upon our own troops, and that will require twice the number we now have. Xo Help From the Fleet. " 'I sent a message to Admiral Samp son, asking if he proposed entering tho harbor, so as to give us his assistance. Commodore Watson replies that he does not know Admiral Sampson's intention since the destruction of the Spanish squadron, but does not himself think the flee: should try to go into the harbor of Santiago. This, under the circum stances, is not very encouraging. " 'Have toeen expecting a division from Tampa and Duffield's Second Brigade from Camp Alger, .but only a small num ber of recruits have appeared so far. If Can't be duplicated anyivhcre else. Those "Best Boards" we're selling at ?1 MO feet. Libbey & Co., 6th and N. "T. Ave. we have to go to try and reduce the itown, now that the lleet is destroyed, which was stated to be the chief object of the expedition, there must be no delay in getting a large pdy of troops here. Santiago', Ait ful Condition. " The town is in a terr.b'e condition s to food and people are starving, as stated by foreign consuls this morning, but troops can light and have a large quantity of rice, but no other supplies. There nvfli be nothing done here until noon of the fifth, and I suppose I can put them off a little longer to enable peo ple to get out. Country here is destitute of food or growing crops, except man goes. " 'Men are In good spirits, .though it is hard to tell horw long the latter will con tinue. - "-M- am -sorry -to say -I JL?J jno better, and in addition ito my weakness, cantiot be out on account of a sight attack of gout, but hope to he ibetter soon. Lieut. iMIlev had interview with consuls th'.s morning and his report will be tele graphed immediately. I do not bend this in cipher, as time is precious. " 'SHAiFTE-R, 'Major General. Why MIle Went to Cuba. "It was this situation which determined Gen. Miles to go to Cuba. The day he sailed with re-enforcements (July 7), he sent the following dispatch from Wash ington: " 'Gen. Shafter, Santiago: " 'Take every possible precaution gainst surprise and be on the lookout that the enemy does not turn your right flank and come in on the line of your communica tions. Re-enforcements are being sent forward as rapidly as possible, but you will have to be the judge of the position you are to hold until re-enforcements can reach you. " 'MILES, " 'Maj. Gen. Commanding.' " "Gen. Miles sailed for Cuba. On July 11, at noon, he reported his safe arrival to the War Department, and at once as sumed charge, reporting to the Secretary of War: Miles In Full Charpre. " 'All of the subsequent business of the surrender was entirely in his hands, as shown by the fact that the War De partment communicated with him direct, not even mentioning Gen. Shatter's name in the numerous dispatches. The follow ing dispatch is an. excellent example: " 'Washington; July 13. " 'Major General Miles: " 'You may accep: surrender by grant ing parole to officers and men, the offi cers retaining their side arms. The offi cers and -men, after parole, will be per mitted to return to Spain, the United States assisting. If not accepted, then asciult, unless in your judgment an as sault -would fail. Consult with Sampson and pursue such course as to the as sault as you jointly agree upon. Mat ters should be setcled promptly. " 'R. A. ALGER, '" 'Secretary of War.' Shafter Entirely ljsnojed. "This dispatch recognized Miles as com mander and gave him authority to act. Shafter was entirely ignored. In the face of th:s situation Secretary Alger, through Gen. Corbin, sent a dispatch to Gen. Shafter assuring him (Chat Gen. Miles did not come to Cuba to supersede Shafter in any -way. This dispatch Gen. Miles refers ito as 'secret,' for he says he did not know it had (been sent, not being no tified from Washington and Gen. Shafter saying nothing about it. "After the surrender, Gen. Miles still retained control. He authorized Shafter to appoint peace commissioners, and juUg ing from Shatter's report that all was over, he instructed him as to the dispo sition of the troops. Not to Supersede. Shafter. "July 17, after the surrender was com plete. Gen. Shafter wired as follows to Gen. Miles: " 'SIboney, July 17, S:45 p. m. Received July 18. " 'Gen. Miles, on board the Yale: " 'Letters and orders in reference to movement -of camp received and will bo carried out. None is more anxious to get away from here than Is myself. It seems from your orders given me that you re garded my forces as part of your com mand. Nothing will give me greater pleasure than serving you, general, and I shall comply with all your requests and directions. But I was told by the Secre tary that you were not to supersede me in command here. I will furnish the in formation called for as to condition of command to Gilmore, adjutant general A. H. Q. " 'SHAFTER. " 'Major General.' Milen Refers to His Commission. "Gen. Miles promptly replied as follows: " 'Playa del Este, July 18 (Guantanamo,5- 11:30 p. m.) Gen. Shafter: Telegram -received. Have no desire and have care fully avoided any appearance of super seding you. Your command is a part of the United States army, which I have the honor to command, having been duly assigned thereto and directed by the President 'to go -wherever I thought my presence required and give each general directions as I thought best concerning military matters, and especially directed to go to Santiago for a. specific purpose. You will also notice that the orders of the Secretary of War, July 12, left the mat ter to my discretion. I should regret that any event should cause either your self or any part of your command to cease -to 'be a part of mine. "Very truly yours, NELSON A. MILES, " 'Major General Commanding U. S. A.' " SENTENCED TO DEATH. The Chief Offender in the Hiot nt Manila. Condemned. Manila, Aug. 29. Chief offenders among the natives -who on Thursday last were mixed up in the melee that resulted in" the death of Private Hudson, of Battery B, Utah Artillery; the mortal wounding of Corp. Anderson, of the same battery, and the wounding of Troopers Layden, Nachbar, Connolly, and Doyle, all of the Fourth Cavalry, have been itried by court martial by order of Aguinaldo and sen tenced to death. It is believed, however, that a reprieve will be granted them at the request of Gen. Anderson. The fight resulted from Hudson's fir ing his revolver in the streets of Cavite, which led the natives ito believe ithat he was firing on them and caused them to return the fire. After the fight Gen. Merritt Investigated the affair and then returned their arms to the rebels who had done the firing, acting on the assumption that they had fired inadvertently. His action is not ap proved iry the American troops. Only the city of Manila is patroled by the American troops. The residential sub urbs are full of armed Insurgents. A deputation from the press Is going to Gen. Merritt to protest against this con dition of affairs. Flynn'it lluslness College. Sth and IC, Business, shorthand, typewriting $25 a yr. They're one width and even thick ness. Those "Best Boards" at ?l 100 ft. SOLDIERS STARVE AMD DIE But Secretary Alger Has llo Official Moi'iiiation. HE ALME IS GUILTLESS The Head of the War Depart meiit Kid .Not Ivnoiv of the Where abouts of an Army CorjiM Xor the Name of Its Commander, Xor the . Xoentlou. of a, Aciv Camp. Secretary of War Alger, by asserting that the soldiers in tho various camps have been well treated and well fed; that their wounds have been promptly dres-ed, and that the stories of dearth of nursing, deaths by starvation, torture and neglect, have been gross exaggerations invented by the newspapers, has forced a contro versy that must inevitably lead to an investigation that can have no other re sult than a revelation of the -truth. It was a soldier who said yesterday that Secretary Alger would not bo so indiffer ent to newfcpaper charges after some of those charges had been investigated. All of Human Interest. All tho published stories referred to have been stories of human interest, and some of those who have told them are quite as reliable for veracity as the pres ent officials of the War Department. The testimony of the friends of Lieut. Tif fany, of the Rough Riders, who died of exhaustion due to starvation; of Mrs. Julian Hawthorne, whose-son was forced to do guard duty whea almost in i state of collapse from lack of nourishment, and that of the surgeons who have signed certificates that men have died because they had been starved, is at least entitled to consideration, in the opinion of a ma jority of the people. Truth About Army Hospitals. A member of the hospital corps of the regular service, who has just returned to the city, said yesterday that tho abuses in tho medical department were some thing awful. He said: "Regimental hospitals have been abol ished. If a soldier in a. regiment be comes ill, his case must be reported to the division hospital. An ambulance may be sent for him in an hour or a week, according to the humor of -the division hospital officials, or, .perhaps, their facili ties at the moment. No regard is paid to the condition of the patient at the time the ambulance is sent. He may be so low that to tnovc him would mean certain death, ycit he ds bundled into -the vehicle, whether or no, and Is carted away. If he lives to reach the division hospital ho may be placed on a cot or on the ground, something that depends upon the condi tion of the facilities at the moment. If he dies his case is reported as a death from malaria or typhoid. Incompetence and neglect are not mentioned in the re port. Illustration by Comparison. "There is only one parallel to this sort of thing that 1 know of in this country. A certain New York hospital and other similar institutions of the metropolis, are supported In part by charity, in part by State appropriations, and in a measure by the money that patients can afford to pay. The regular charge for pay patients in the open wards is $1 a day. Should a patient .who could not afford to pay oc cupy a cot, and one who had the re quired amount of funds t-hould apply for admission, the poor patient is thrown into an ambulance and carried away to Bollevue. which is supported entirely by charity, so as to make room for the sick one with money. The poor one may be a woman in the throes of maternity, or a young girl in the last stages of con sumptionit makes no difference, she Is carted away to be iarred over rough pavements. If she dies in the ambulance her death is charged against Bellevue, which helps to reduce the death rate of the other Institutions." Xetslectfnl, Not Mercenary. It would not be charged by anyone, of course, that army surgeons have demand ed or accepted money for showing par tiality to sick or wounded soldiers. The remarks quoted are used simply to show that greater outrages have been perpe trated for no reason at all, other than incompetence and neglect, upon the men who have fought and suffered for their country, than have been inflicted upon the poor of a great city, solely because they were poor. There Is not a hospital in New York or any other city that would compel the sick to He on the bare ground, almost naked and exposed to the elements, with no other nourishment than hardtack, fat pork, and beans. Some Locol Evidence. An army hospital train passed through Washington from the South a few nights ago, and in the cars were scores of men suffering from fever and dysentery. Doz ens of them were stretched upon cushions in the aisles of the cars, with bedpans beneath them that had not been changed for eighteen hours. The condition of the atmosphere of the cars may be Imagined. An employe of the railroad company is authority for the statement that there were eight dead men, men who had died of neglect, on the train. Dry Bread for Side Men. According to the employe referred to, there was nobody at the station to min ister to the needs of the sick. The train was held here for several hours, and something of a crowd was attracted in the railroad yards by the groans of the suffering soldiers. The word was passed around that food and attention were needed, and Information was sent to the War Department, where It was said that they had no knowledge of such a train. Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn was told, It is said, that a train load of suffering soldiers was in the yardt and he sent a hundred loaves of bread, which he sent with compliments of the Government, to the men who were tossing about in the agonies of fever, tortured by the filth ?!) To Xlnsrara. Falls and Re- $10 turn lia. Pennsylvania. Railroad. Special train with coaches and parlor cars will leave Washington 7:55 a. m. September 1, 15, and 29. Tickets, limited to ten days, allow stopover at Buffalo, Ro chester and Watklns returning. Annual Exposition at Toronto, August 30 to Sep tember 10. av.20,27,2S,Z0,31vm-27,2S,9,30,Zlam All are brinlit heart and seasoned. Those "Best Boards" at ?1 100 feet. that had accumulated because of some body's neglect. A Department of Ijraorance. Secretary Alger has sad that there is no official Information in the War Depart ment of undue sufferlngrfrom disease and starvation among the 'American troops. The Pension Bureau , in Washington, which is essentially a civil branch of the Government, and has no means of ob taining news as to the condition of sol diers, until, perhaps, years after they have been Incapacitated by wounds or dis ease, or have died, has known for a long time that trains were almost daily pass ing through Washington laden with sick and neglected troops. The employes of the Pension Bureau have organized a relief association, supported by contributions from their own pockets, amounting to about $30 a day, and have established a station at Eleventh Street and Maryland Avenue southwest, frorfJJ which the sick soldiers on hospital trains are supplied with milk and other things needful for men in their condition. The War Depart. men t-was made aware of the existence of this relief association only yesterday, when it was notllled by It of the need of a surgeon on a hospital train then In tho yards. A surgeon was sent with an explanation that the War Department had no knowl edge of the arrival of a hospital train. The Pension Bureau people knew of it, but the War Department people did not, which led some of those familiar with the facts to dub that branch of the Gov ernment, which Is administered by Secre tary Alger, as the "Department of Ig norance." Whenever a newspaper man calls on Secretary Alger to inquire about the stories of abuses ajt the camps, stories which virtually accuse 'him of being as unfit to fill -the position of Secretary of War as John Sherman says he is. he in variablv declares, first, that the stories are ties; eccond, that if they are not lle J ma siiuoniMiiiim are i5hiiiuii; ui tire outrages, and. third, that at any ratehe Is in no way cu.pab e. 111 HO WU.J CU.lJilAJ C . It is not supposed, of course, that the Secretary of War should be fam Imr with everv detail of his departnunt, but It is an arjsolute fact Chat two days ago he j found it necessary to corrutt references as to where a certain army corps was lo cated, and as to 11 name of its com nvantVr. . He did not know that a; camp had been established at Annlston. Ala., between Atlanta and Birmingham, until coached by an army officer, whose name may be mentioned later on. when" the Inevitable Investigation has been brought about. Mr. Alger frankly admitted that the destina tion of part of the troops that had been ordered to Huntsville had been changed to Annlston during his absence nt Mon tauk, without his knowledge. So Import ant a 'matter as the movement of thou sands of troops from One camp to anoth er, Involving questions as to health, the expenditure of vast sums for transpor tation and for supplies, was derided up on without the knowiedse6f the Secreta ry of War. Ijrnorajice No '.Deforce. When an army officer wis told yester day that Secretary Alger had admitted that he knew nothing,, of' the Annlston camp, he said that that might explain the Secretary's ignorance of everything that everybody else knew. He might have left everything to incompetent subordi nates, but he would find it embarrassing at some future time to explain why he had done so, and why he had not devoted more attention to details. THE QUEBEC COMMISSION. An American Member Sjijs Xo Ob stacle Has Yet Appeared. Quebec. Aug. 29. The high commission sat from 11 to 4 o'clock roday, with a brief adjournment for lunch, which was t served in the Parliament house. Sir James Winter was absent, not hav ing returned from the' Adlrondacks. and Sir Wilfrid Laurier jomy got back from his 'brother's funeral at 2-p. m. Tomorrow the commission again meets at 11, after a private meeting of the American commissioners. These sat to gether for nearly two hours this morn ing before meeting: their British and Can adian colleagues, and took into consid eration a number of memorials received from several parts of the country. The deputation expected from the Bos ton Chamber of Commerce will urge changes, it Is said, in the, bonding system and fisheries regulations and will also have representations to make In regard to reciprocity. The list of "subjects upon which the Commissioners, are being me morialized Is increasing daily. Both pub lishers and authors in ' Canada want changes in the copyright law. Sir Wilfred Laurier, the Garrison Club, the Hon. R. R. Dobell, and others, have issued invitations for functions In honor of the delegations who are now socially entertained here nightly.. The American Commissioners are high ly satisfied with last wek'a proceedings and one of them staiedj that so far no obstacle had yet appeared In the way of the commission, and from all appearances the general adjustment of matters so far discussed would end in fa very satis factory manner. It is onlyi right to say that the trade question hast not y4 been touched upon by the commission, how- i ever. PBIVATE BBOOES TBOWNED. Two Porto Ricnn.s Who Vvy to Save Him Also I,osc Their Lives. Ponce. Porto Rico, Aug. 29. Private B. V. Brooks, Company IC, First Kentucky Volunteers, was drowneUtiear Yauco Sat. urday while attempting to ford a stream which had been swollen by the heavy rains. s Two Porto Ricans who saw his danger went to his assistance, -but 4hey, too,, were caught In the rapid current and carried away and drowned. , v Brooks was on his way to this city when he lost his life. He was a promi nent man in Louisville. Xorfollc fc AViMlir Stoniuboat Co.'m Special excursion for I.nhnr Day. to Fort Monroe and Norfolk on Saturday, Sept. 3d.' Round trip tickets, good to re turn until Monday, Sept, 5th, $3.50. Giving an opportunity to visit tho huge fleet of war vessels off "Old Point." It Congress Helsh'is Tonlfrht. Grand cake walk foelwrenfc Navy Yard and Government Printing Office. Tomor row night between Bureau 6f Engraving and Printing and winner tonight. The AVeather Ubbcy & Co. way Threatening; southerly winds-. Another Battalion Arrives in Camp at Montauk Point. COL HAHRIES WELL TAfflED 'I lie Committee From Washington Has Supplied the Soldiers "With Neeessury Food Health of the IteKimciit Fairly Good Like Ad miral Dewey, They Need Soap. Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, N. Y., Aug. 20. The boys of the First Bai- tallon. First DistHot Vnhmtpprs ivsro ande f h Minnewaska at ..... . . juih.iu .iu 5:30 this afternoon, and are now in th detention camp, where they will remain for three days. Private Behlman, Company B, First Dis trict Regiment, was among the victims en route from Santiago. He died of Brlght's disease. There was a remarkable contrast be tween the cttuit'on of the Mhuiewaska and that of the Hudson, which can ltd the Second an I Third Ba'tallon. The troops had plenty of room on th-j former, the food was better, and treatment splen did. As a result the i-irst Battalion is In very good condition and were landed without delay. Col. Harries is little the worse for his, experience at Santiago. The colo- neI has retained his popularity with the boys and will ride proudly at the head of his regiment when it marches "" - - " H.6....V..H .w... u iiiuiv.uca along Pennsylvania Avenue on reception day. His skin has been scorched and browned by tho fierce Santiago sun until he looks the ideal Spaniard. He has lost some llesh as a result of severe campaign ing, but none of his good nature and excellent judgment. Major Urell Loses Weight. Major Urell claims to have lost forty five pounds.but looks hearty and healthy. Chaplain Duiley ha3 suffered but I tie, but was glad to get on American soil again, where he could enjoy life. Adjts. Mayer and Chlsholm, with Quar termaster Field, landed as soon as the transport touched the wharf and remain ed on "Good old dry land" until the rest of the boys came off. three hours later. Messrs. E. E. Swelgert and J. Harrison Johneon, of the committee sent from Washincton to look after the District soldiers, were at the transports and saw members of the committee claim that there is nothing more that can be done for the regiment at present. "They have everything they need," said Mr. Swelgert. "There are tons of good things here for the asking, and if they do not receive them it Is the fault of their officers. They are at present living finely and will goon be in condition to do any thing;" The boys are anxiously awaiting the moment when they will receive orders to start for "dear old Washington," as they are wont to term their home city. They have already been informed of the "Hot time in tho old town" which is awaiting their coming, and that joyous expecta tion is doing as much to recuperate them as medicine, rest and nourishment. Tho District Volunteers all show the unmistakable strains of tho tropics both on their clothing and epidermis and every man ot tnem proudly reels the honor of bein a veteran of the war with Spain. Now that they are less than a duy'3 travel from home, many suspicious packages bearing the express company's stamp "Washington" are being received from loving relatives and friends. Some of these packages contain studies in the culinary art, while others are laden with towels, soap, combs and other articles which are conducive to cleanliness and comfort. Another advantage of being near to home is the frequency of the mails bring ing tlding3 from the dear ones. While the boys were in Cuba they found that the mails were few and far between, and they spent many weary hours waiting oftimes for "the leater that never came." Dr. II. L. E. Johnson.' Work. Dr. H. Li. E. Johnson, another member of the committee, is looking after the wants of the District soldiers in the hos pital. They are all doing splendidly and will soon be out. There are now but ninety-five cases from the Second and Third Battalion. Private McHenry, Com pany G, is the only serious case from the First Battalion. He Is suffering from ty phoid fever. Mrs. Myer, wife of Lieut. Myer, Com pany L, visited her husband yesterday, and was surprised to discover that the District boys were not all down with dis ease and starvation, but were now well fed and happy. No new cas.es of sickness have devel oped. The Second and Third Battalions left quarantine this morning at 10 o'clock. The boys claim that their only wants are towels, soap, and combs something to clean up with for the welcome. Yellow Fever Feared. There is considerable apprehension in camp for fear of an outbreak of yellow fever. It is sta'ted that among the sick soldiers who arrived from Cuba there were several suspicious cases. These are now isolated in the hospitals and the medical men are watching them closely. The discovery of yellow jack at this time would be unfortunate for the District volunteers, as it will necessiate their be ing quarantined, and that would delay in definitely their departure from here for home. YELLOW FEVER AT MONTAUK. A Boston "Woman Says She Saiv Two Men Die From It. Camp Wikoff, Aug. 29. The rumor that there is yellow fever in camp here and that the truth is being concealed by the officials continues strong. There is no way of finding out the facts in the mat ter, for the fifty-three men from the Ca tania, who were isolated immediately on their arrival, are kept so far away from anybody else that there is no way of communication with them. The phy sicians and nurses who care for them are Upper Marlboro Fair, Sept. 6 to 9 Inclusive. Baltimore & Ohio R. R. Only 50 cents jound-trlp. Trains will leave Baltimore and Ohio Railroad sta tion, New Jersey Avenue and C Street, on above dates, 9 and 11 a. m. Returning, leave Upper Marlboro 4:30 and 6:30 p. m., making run in each direction of one hour. au30,se2,3,4,G,7,8 r 'iriientem In town are bnyinr ('Best Boards" at ?1 100 feet. as carefully quarantined as the patients themselves, so there Is no way of getting information from them. The, daily sup ply of food and medicine is .taken to a point about fifty yards from the guard line and, left there. After the carriers have withdrawn the nurses from the iso lated camp come out and get it. It is stated officially that there has been no communication between the. iso lation camp and the rest, but it seems this is not entirely true, ifor today a Boston woman who voluntarily went In to the detention camp as a nur?e was seen in that institution and she made a statement to a reporter to the effect that there was yelloww fever in the Isolation camp, and that she had seen two men die there after suffering from the black vomit, which is thefinal stage of the disease. The woman who Is authority for this statement is herself a physician, and says she went into the hospital for the sake of the experienced She would not say how she managed to get into the iso lation camp to see the men she says are suffering from yellow fever, or how he got out again. The deaths she speaks of were officially reported several days ago, but at that time it was stated that the names of the men and specific causes of death were not known and could not be learned on account of the rigid quaran tine that had been established. The statement made by the nurse was carried to Major Ebert, who is In charge of the detention hospital, and consequent ly has jurisdiction over the isolation camp. He said that he could not talk about the matter because he was as much in the dark about how things are going in the Isolated camp as anybody else. He believ ed, he said, that some of the men In the camp had shown signs of yellow fever and that was why the whole crowd, in cluding the yellow fever convalescents who came up on the Catania had been quarantined. He would not say that there was not yellow fever there, but simply that he did not know anything about it. That is the exact situation in regard to yellow fever, excepting that one hears it talked about all around the camp and finds that nine out of ten people are firmly convinced that the disease exists in the isolation camp. There were eleven dfcattis in the general hospital today and four In the, detention hospital. The conditions In the detention hospital are very good today. Seventy-seven men were discharged this morning and tonight there are 377 patients here. DISEASE IN PORTO RICO. Troops Are Recalled for Fear of a Fever Epidemic. An order was sent from the War De partment yesterday afternoon to Maj. Gen. Miles, directing that all the troops which can possibly be spared from gar rison duty in Porto Rico be sent to the United States without delay. The order is significant from the fact that instructions were sent to Gen. Miles several days ago, directing; that a num ber of regiments, which the Administra tion has decided to muster out of the ser vice, be sent home at once. The Admin istration is now alarmed by reports in regard to tho health situation In Porto Rico, which have recently come to the attention of the War Department. The officials have heretofore been very- reticent in reference to the official dis patches from general officers in Porto Rico, which contained Information of the sanitary situation. An effort has been made to prevent the publication of alarming reports in the hope of avoiding further possibility of criticism of the army administration. The War Department now admits, however, that there is much sickness among the troops in Porto Rico. Representative Wadsworth, of New York, was. in AVashington yesterday, hav ing arrived at Newport News Sunday on the auxiliary naval vessel May from Por to Rico. He had previously visited San tiago, and was, therefore, able to com pare the conditions existing in Cuba and Porto Rico. He called in the Secretary of AVar yes terday afternoon and told 'him that the sanitary situation in Gen. Miles's army was alarming, and that it was a ques tion of only a few days before the epi demic of disease among the troops would be as serious as at Santiago. LIEUT. TIFFANY'S FTJXTEHAL. The RemnlnH Itenehed Newport Last Evening:. Newport, R. I.. Aug. 29. The funeral of Lieut. AVilliam Tiffany, Troop K, Rough Riders, took place here today. The cere monies throughout were most impres sive. Early this morning the city began to prepare for the event, and flags on ail business houses were placed at half mast. The body was brought from Boston on an early train, arriving here at 11 o'clock. There was a large crowd at the station. America' BiKCht Dry Doclc. Newport News, Aug. 29. AVbrk on the mammoth dry dock, which Mr. Collis P. Huntington will build at the shipyard at a cost of $1,000,000, will be commenced Tuesday morning. The dock would have been well under way but for the war, which made it difficult to get material. However, several largo shipments of ma terial have arrived and the work can be pushed. The plans for the batin were prepared by General Manager Walter A. Post, and when completed it wiU be the largest dry dock in America, probably in the world, being capable of receiving two of the largest battleships afloat at one time. All dry any leiiKth you -vinh. Thoso "Best Boards" at $1 100 feet. HE WILL ACT DECISIVELY Mr. McKinley Keeps Informed. on tlie Arniv Scandal. TIIE YOLLXTEER SOLDIERS It I Evidently the VIeiv of the. President That Troops Who Have Seen Active Service Will lie Mus tered Out First. While Those Who Have Not AVIli Do Carrlnon Duty. Somerset, Pa., Aug. 29. Not a single member of the President's party could be Induced to say a word in regard to the mooted investigation of the military arm. of the service during the war, further than that the President Is keeping himselt fully Informed of the situation as It js being unfolded and that he will take de cisive action at the proper time.. He will go from Canton to New York, arriving there on Friday night or early Saturday morning and will visit the camp at Montauk Point some time Saturday. The exact hour of his visit to the camp will be determined aftor he reaches New York. The President expresses a Hvely, interest in the health and comfort C the troops detained at Montauk- and he will make a thorough personal investigation of the camp. The Volunteer Service. An observation of the President's this morning In reply to a delegation who ask ed him to direct that the Fifth Regiment of Pennsylvania A'olunteers, of which a company was recruited at this place, be mustered out of the volunteer army, indi cated that he holds that the volunteer troops who have seen active serviee should be mustered out first, while the troops who have been in home eamps should do garrison duty. The Pres'dent received the news of, Czar Nicholas's peace propos&Jon with as much nonchalance a he manifested at the receipt of a dispatch concerning rou tine business. Cxar's Aetlon Humored Before; ' A mewtoer of the Prestewit. uv said that rumors of the Czar's -proposed action in this matter had been afloat in Washington official crrcies several dajs ago, and that the President would n t consider it iiwH after he bad been of ficially notified. Notwithstanding the President's ap parent indifference, the Czar's note made an impression or h.m. earning as It apparently did. from an unexpected tjuar ter of the globe. All of the members of the Presidential party were feeling weir this morulas and received hundreds who called to pay t&efr respects. A number of snnUl children bearing baskets of flowers and fruits re ceived especial attenr.on from. 3drs. Mc Kinley. At 10:30 o'clock he distinguished visi tors took carriages and were driven to the railroad station, where the speeial train, wtiich hod carr.ed them from AVoshinston, was waiting- to convey theia to Cleveland. A crowd of several hun dred cheered the train as it stowCy potted away from the station. Mr. and Mrs. Aibner -McKinley, accom panied the party to Clevetand, where they will pass a day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Myron T. Herrick. IR. LFKLNLEY AT CLEA7ELAND. Says There Are MitlKntlujc Circum stances In the Army Scandal. Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 29. President Mc Kinley arrived here on a speeial train over the PennsyrvaniaRailroad at 5:4 p. m. today at fiie Euclid Avenue station, where he left the train. A large crowdv gathered and cheered him. He refrained from responding- to a eall for an address and quickly passed through the crowd to Col. Myron T. Har rick's private carriage, which was sur rounded by police. Guarded by bhiecooo. the President was driven to Col. HerricKs home, on Euclid Heights, and thero the President remained In semi-seoiuslon all the evening. During the course of a conversation, with a reporter the President was asked for an opinion relative to the charges brought against the AVar Department in connection with the ill treatment of sol diers In camp. He replied that he did" not waix to give a definite answer, that he believed that there are anitlgating cir cumstances as well as points to be con sidered of which the general public ia ig norant. GREE2TE ORDESEJJ HEBE. AVitli Gen. Merritt He AV111 Leave Manila. Today. London, Aug. 29. A dispatch to the Times from Manila says that Gen. Greene has been ordered to proceed to AVashing ton immediately. He will start tomor row with Gen. Merritt aboard the trans port China. The dispatch adds that thd leading commercial men have memoraMz ed Lord Salisbury, urging him to use his influence to prevent the Spaniards from gaining supremacy in the Philippines. The dispatch also adds that the conduct of the American troops has been admfra ble. The town since their occupation afj It has been wonderfully free from dls turbance. DEWEY IS NOT COjUXWG. Secretary Alicer Hcarx That Merritt Is Ordered to Pnris. Admiral Dewey's response to the orders of the Navy Department to hold himself in readiness to return home by the quick est route for the purpose of conferring with President McKinley on the Philip pine question was effective. Assistant Secretary Alien said yesterday, in reply to a question on the subject: "Admiral Dewey Is not coming to Wash ington." One Fare to Ciircinnnti and Retnrn A'ia Pennsylvania. Railroad. For the National Encampment, G. A. R., excursion tickets to Cincinnati and return will be sold September 3, 4 and 5? at rate of $14.00, good to return Septem ber S to 13; extension can be secured to October 2. For further information, apply to ticket agents. au26,27,29,31sel,2pin-au2r,2S,30,Slsel,2,4ani 300 feet best Hensoncd Iionrds. ?1. Libbey & Co., lumber, etc., 6 & N. Y. Ave. !