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THE TLMES. WA SHIMfe, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30. 1898.
V PBOPOSAL IS STARTLING Ticvrs of Diplomats on tlie Czar's Dream of Peace. JOIIN SHEBMAK'S WOBDS -lt I ii WIe Proposition and He Think Tliere Is S'o Rcnitou Why International Controversies Should Sot He Settled Without Force of Arnif InterestliiK l'olutw. Hon. John Sherman, formerly Secreta ry of State, -with-regard to the Czar's .proposal for the general disarmament of the world's powers, said yesterday: "It Is a wise proposition. In all hu man probability England and Russia will so6n be at war unless some such Inter mediary Is presented. "I do not see why International contro versies should not be settled by peacea ble means, just as such differences are settled by individuals. ."To induce Europe to disband her ar mies, however, is a ve'ry difficult under taking. If it could be done war would probably be prevented, though exigencies might arise that would cause the nations Interested to take up arms. "The proposal Interests us only indi rectly, because we are so isolated, and dominate this continent without any show of force. "There now seems no possibility that we -will ever have war with our neighbors. Canada, (Great Britain), or Mexico. Can ada offers no menace and the people of "this country do not want the terrltory ,1 doubt if they would accept the Domin ion even If the offer of annexation were to "be made to us. Canada's population has only doubled-once in 100 years and ours doubles every thirty or forty j-ears. "We had a war with Mexico and robbed her of considerable territory, but it Is not at all probable that we will have trouble with that republic again. "I think the United States would be very willing to enter Into such a congress as is proposed by the Czar in the interest cf general peace." Ylew of Hoke Smith. JHon. Uofco Smith, of Georgia, Secre tary of the Interior in the iailt Cleveland Cabinet, arrived here yesterday. Spook ing of the prqposCcion of the Czar of Rus sia ito disarm all tthe great nations of the earth, tMr. Smith said: "It is an admirable suggestion. The proposition could undoubtedly be carried out if four or five of tine strongest na tions were to unite. I should like to see ,dhe entire world put upon a lasting peace basis." "Word of n. Diplomat. A diplomat attached to the legation of "one of the powers most deeply interested in ihe proposition to put an end to pro gressive development of -the present arm aments of :the world talked freely about Count Muravieff's communication. He said: "It Is a -startling proposition and may prove to "be one of the great events of history- "We cannot question the sin cerity of the Czar. The time and manner of Its making are significant of his ear nest purpose, and although diplomats generally will, I Judge, 5e skeptical of its fulfillment, it -must ibe remembered that the Russians have proved themselves, es jeclally of late, a practical people, and Uhelr present ruler not a weaver of idle dreams. Neither Is the proposition incon sistent with the past policy of Nicholas and his father. The Polhle Attainment. "In considering the probability of the Attainment of the purpose set forth in Count MuraviefTs note, it must be borne in mind that the Czar would hardly take such a step without sounding at least some of the other powers beforehand. It is confidently asserted that Germany was approached, and it is fair to assume that not only have the views of France and Great Britain been ascertained, but that some assurances of international support have been received. In a matter of such gravity not even the Czar could afford to move alone. "It is, after all, a matter for Russia, Germany, and France to decide. The oth ers would be only too glad of the per mission or the opportunity to reduce the enormous expenditures which in some cases are sucking- the very life blood of the nation. Europe' Anaemic Aatiaii. "Everyone knows how anaemic Italy and especially Spain have already be come, following the Increases in taxation and the transfer of more and more men from the producing to the consuming class. Austria, too, would give much to be relieved from tho burden that is crushing her. Already bankrupt, she Is laced by certain disruption of her empire when the great Francis Joseph dies, and is still further weakened by the strain of keeping the peace in Bosnia and Herze govina. Japan's interests, too, are in assured peace. The increases in arma ment which she has made since the war with China have been purely defensive. "We see from what is being said in the English press where she considers that her interests lie. There must, indeed, be a special welcome and augury to her in the making of such a proposition by Rus sia at a time when the relations be tween tho two are as strained as they cro now. Cznr Sees a "Way. "The obstacles to be overcome in bring ing about a general disarmament are great; to most, perhaps, they will appear insuperable. Perhaps the greatest Is thai "Which the London Standard points out, the difficulty of finding a ratio for mili tary and naval nations. Then, too, it would bo necessary for the nations to contribute some sort of an international police tribunal and maintain a sufficient force to punish refractory members among themselves. But it is evident that the Czar thinks he sees a way. "Of course, the time has not yet come when the nations can rope to get along without war. But If the Czar's hope Is realized it will be possible to con fine the fighting to uncivilized tribes. But whatever the outcome, the proposi tion is of absorbing, almost startling, in terest and Its results will be watched for with the keenest anticipation." GEN. SOOTH'S THANKS. "He Say All Salvationists "Will Pray for the Czar and for Pence. London, Aug. 29. Gen. William Booth, the head of the Salvation Army, has sent a telegraphic message to the Czar, say ing: "I received with profound thankfulness to God your imperial, wise, beneficent and Christ-like jjroposal I cannot refrain from assuring you of the admiration'Df; ,nu.ltltuds of Salvationists in all parts of the wq-ld, whoS prayers will ascend to Almighty God for your majesty and the triumph xot those -principles of peace and rlghteoutness lor which you are striving. This, great act of "good will must forever ad honor to your majesty's name, reign, and country." CZAR'S WORtfS A SURPRISE. firent lirltniii, Italy and Turkey Are Tjikeu Aback. London, Aug. 29. The Dally News this morning says the Czar's proposal for a general disarmament was a complete sur prise to Great Britain, Italy, and Turkey, but Austria and Franco supported the proposal in advance. Emperor William had been personally informed of the Czar's Intention to Issue the proposal, but ho reserved his opinion. Tho Dally Telegraph says that opinion la tho city regards the proposal with sus picion. It is ascribed to Russia's eco nomic condition, and It is thought to be wildly Impracticable to suggest that Great Britain give up her navy. IIunnIu XectlM Money. A leading city man said that it Is well known that Russia requires largs sums of money in connection with her schemes in China, especially for the railway in Manchuria. She will find it difficult, per haps, impossible, to raise money in Ber lin and Paris, while the present uncer tainty lasts. Russia has to make great remittances to pay the Interest on her external debt, and would be unwilling at present to part with her largest stock of gold which serves as a guarantee. May He an Effort to Raise Money. Therefore, M. Witte, the Russian finance minister, probably conceived the disarmament conference in the hope that Russia would thereby be enabled to raise money to more fully effect her plans in China. What power, the city man asked, would enter a congressi knowing beforehand that it would have to discuss its own fate and that its fate would be dis cussed by other powers? The Standard insists that Great Brit ain will dispassionately examine the pro posals. It says Uiat It has no doubt of the Czar's absolute sincerity, but It may be assumed that In his desire to confer a priceless boon on humanity, he has hardly paused to consider the political aspects and consequences of his action. Very likely his advisers have supplied the omission. The moment that Russia has obtained a great deal tluvt the wants, and Is not prepared for the sake of the rest to re sort to the actual arbitrament of force Is not a bad one to propose a kind of diplomatic stay of execution. The value of the Russian proposal -would have been Increased if it had been promulgated be fore the hitter dispute over China had culminated. It is the evident determination of the British government, perhaps supported by significant suits in other quarters, that the process of encroachment must now cease. If the government of the Czar will solemnly in the face of Europe give a dis tinct pledge that her additional war ships will not he proceeded with. Great Britain might consent to her own being abandoned. These steps can be taken without waiting for the era of universal peace and general disarmament. The rulers of the great military states can ac celerate the process by agreement among themselves. Let Russia begin. It MnlccH for Peace. The Times says: "It is not impossible that the first and, perhaps, the only serious result of the Czar's precipitate action in a good cause for it is evident that he did not take all in his counsels will be to bring to a head the doubts that have been growing up lately in France in regard :to the practical advantages of tho Russaa alli ance. "There is an additional reason for the confidence of shrewd speculators on the stock exchange that though M. Mura viefTs circular is not likely to lead to disarmament it makes decidedly for peace." THE TEMPS TALKS OF 1871. Alleged Insuperable Obstacles to the PropoKul Are Cited. Paris, Aug. 29. The Temps says: "Eternal justice received In 1S71 a blow that has not yet been atoned for. So long as the scandal of this violation of right is not effaced the descendants of the men of 1789, faithful heirs of that rev olution which found once more the title deeds of the human race, should not sub scribe to the application of the principles Invoked by if. Muravieff, save after hav ing insured with the very existence of France reparation for the past and a righteous adjustment for the future." Other French papers cite Alsace-Lor-raino as an insuperable obstacle. THE POPE IS GBATTFIED. He Wire the Czar Expressing His FeelliiRT. Rome, Aug. 23. The Pope today wired to tho Emperor of Russia a message ex pressing his gratification at the action of the Czar in formulating and issuing his proposal for universal peace. BERLIN'S BOURSE RISES. The Czar'H Proposal Has n. Tem porary Stimulating Effect. Berlin, Aug. 29. The Czar's proposal for the holding of a conference to provide for a general disarmament created a favorable Impression on the bourse here and caused a rise in prices at the opening. Later -there was a reaction. The Paris Ilourxe Firmer. Paris, Aug. 29. The bourse was firmer on the disarmament proposal, but prices were not maintained throughout the day. Ensrllsh Comment' Effect. "Vienna, Aug. 29. The proposal for the holding of an international conference to agree upon some means of a general dis armament was favorably received by op erators on the bourse here, but it was impossible to maintain prices in face Of the comments of the English press. Cheerful Tone at Frankfort. Frankfort, Aug. 29. There was a cheer ful tone on the bourse here today In con sequence of the Czar's proposal, but the markets closed easier on realizations and especially in iron and coal shares. The Rev. W. B. Costley, of Stockbridge Ga.. while attending to his pastoral du' ties at Ellenwood, that State, was at tacked by cholera morbus. He says: "By chance I happened to get hold of a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Di arrhoea Remedy, and I think it was the means of saving my life. It relieved mo at once." For sale by Henry Evans wholesale and retail druggist, 93S F Street northwest, and Connecticut Avenue and S Street northwest, and 1423 Maryland Avenue Northeast. Conductors on street railways find Dr. Henry's Blood Tea the only cure for indigestion. GOTHAM A BLAZE DP &L0RY Big Ovation for ilie Gallant Seventy-First. BOYS WORN AND AYMLY The Aivfnl Riivngrcs of the Cam linlfrn Before Santlnuo Manifest In Every Veteran's Face uml Form The "Welcome UrliiB Joy Into Heart That Longed for Home. New York, Aug. 29. New York has welcomed soldier boys home from war be fore, but never has there been such a welcome as that given today to the Seventy-first Regiment, back from the San tiago campaign and a short stay at Camp Wlkoff," Montauk Point. Broadway can hold only just so many people, no matter what the parade, and, therefore, in the point of the number ot the onlookers at today's demonstration it would not be strictly accurate to say that the homecoming of the soldier lads called forth the greatest dcmonstrtlon that street has ever seen. It is strictly accurate, however, to say that the street was packed from the Battery all along the line of march as full as It could hold and that the demonstration was unique in that it was electric and spontaneous. The welcome to the soldier boys was cheerful. There were, indeed, thousands upon thousands who were doing their best to keep down the gulps in their throats and hold back Indications of tears; but tears and sighs pass unnoticed almost when a whirlwind of cheers goes sweeping up, and few mournful faces were to be seen. How the demonstration affected the boys of the Seventy-first was probably best voiced by one of them who said: Xo Sleep and Mgiit IlatJoiiH. "Oh, yes, it's all delightful and very nice to see this demonstration. Very few of us had any sleep last night and some of us only had a cup of coffee and a cracker or two for (breakfast, tout when we got to Broadway, coming up from the Battery, and when we heard those cheers for three miles or more it was like so many electric shocks. You could leel your legs grow stronger under you, and strange sensations went down the spine, something like those In a fight, hut yet so different, and then we got stronger, but, somehow or other, neighbor, your eyes get glassy, and and Oh, God, I'm gloa we're home again." The police were apparently unprepared for the size and heartiness of the wel come given. Broadway liad policemen at intervals of about one hundred feet and there was a very inadequate force at the Battery. The Flnjr Everywhere. Long before noon ithe sidewalks of Broadway were lined. From thousands of windows hung Old Glory and occa sionally a flag was stretched acro33 the street. There seemed to be no other dec oration of importance along the line of march than the flag itself. At 1 o'clock, three-quarters of an hour before the fer ryboat Flushing arrived at the Battery from Long Island City with the regiment, the chimes of Trinity rang out and for an hour or more, until ithe first line Of troops was seen approaching that point on Broadway, they could be heard play ing patriotic airs and voicing the general spirit of happiness and good cheer. Down at the .Battery ISO veterans of the Seventy-first, in command of Gen. Mc Alpin, had gathered as an escort, and a few of tho officers of the One Hundred and Seventy-first also appeared for the same purpose. The Metropolitan Street Railway had a lot of cable cars ready in which to place tho soldiers for a rido as far as Waverly Place, from where they were to march to Fifth Avenue and thence to Thirty-fourth Street and then over to their armory at Park Avenue. A Volleying of Cheers. At last the ferry gates swung open and Col. Downs and his staff and the first row of soldiers of the first company appeared. The veterans who were waiting as an escort, bared their heads, and there was an electric fluttering of flags and an in cessant volleying of cheers. The men came off the boat in heavy marching order. They wore brown slouch hats, their blankets and hlouses were rolled together across their shoulders and the rest of their costume consisted of blue shirts, yellow canvas trousers and leg gings. Each man had a knapsack and ac couterments, and they carried the old Springfield rifles. It was soon evident that tho people were shocked at the first appearance of tho soldiers. They were thin and hag gered, of a complexion that was between yellow and Drown; they were unkempt, many of them bewhiskerea, and their gait was somewhat unsteady. The minute they heard tho cheers, however, most of them set their teeth together and they Jumped into something like military form. llonrding the Cnhle Cars. The veterans and the officers of the One Hundred and Seventy-first stretch ed themse'A'cs across Whitehall Street, the returned soldiers were packed away little by little In he cable cars, the guards were let down on each side of the cars, the sick and fatigued iwere put Into carriages and carryalls, and at about 2:15 o'clock word was passed along to the head of the procession that the move up Broadway was about to (begin. It (was fortunate 'for the returned sol diers from Santiago ithat they were In cable cars with the (bars let down to keep ithe unofo away. The crojvd on Broadway from Bowling Green to vVaver ly Place simply became a mob. There was nothing imposing in the demonstra tion except the sincerity of the welcome to the boys. On the southbound track of the street car tone down Bro'adway the cars were stalled all the way from the Battery to Waverly Place. Of course the people took possession ol them and squeezed in along the sides of 'the northbound track, and the motormen on the cars containing soldiers had a moat anxious -trip of it. Finally it became necessary for the po licemen to go ahead of ithe first car con taining the troops and literally pull off a layer of humanity from the sides of the stalled care. The Acting Mayor's Greeting:. The boom of a salute reached the ears of the boys when they came to the post ofiice. When they reached the plaza in front of the City Hall, many of them bow ed and returned greetings as they saw Acting Mayor Guggenhelmer, with the mayor's flag there to greet them. From that time until Waverly place was reach ed, the procession was one of frequent stops, but without Incident other than the constant roan of cheers, mingled with the blare afi the bands and the volleying of megaphones and the slam ming and clapifing1 of pieces of wood and other enthusiastic .greetings. The mob at! Waverly place swarmed over the street Trfs the boys turned In there. The bojjs .had been rested by their rldo up Broadway yind most of them step ped briskly to tho street. Col. Downs was greeted with enthusiastic cheers as he led the way on foot. The cheers were as hearty also for Chaplain Vandewater. The men who had seen service followed immediately behind the band, and then came the carriages and carryalls, with the Invalids, and after them tho recruits. The sound of a welcoming cannon at the armory booming a salute at Park Avenue and Thirty-fourth Street was heard, and at last the boys swung Into Thirty-fourth Street and caught the first sight of their armory. Here an elaborate meal was served to the men, and they were allowed to go home. LAWTON'S HEAITH REPORT. More Than the Usual Number of Deaths Recorded. Adjt. Gen. Corbln received from Gen. Lawton last night tho following reports of the sick and -deaths at Santiago: "August 2S Total sick, 3S0; total fever, 322; new cases of fever, 9; returned to duty, 97. "Deaths, August 2S-John H. Mlroski, private, Company M, First Infantry, ma larial fever, tertian intermittent: Charles Bender, private, Company K, First Ar tillery, pernicious malarial fever and acute diarrhea? Irwin Whlton, private Troop G, Tenth Cavalry, typhoid fever; S. Frank Abel, private, Company D. Eighth Ohio, typhoid fever; James C. King, private, Company C, Second Massa chusetts, chronic diarrhea; James A. Dalrs, private. Company F, Twelfth In fantry, chronic dysentery; Richard Mar tin, private. Company G, Seventy-first New York Volunteers, malarial fever, entero colitis. "August 23 Total sick, 37S; fever, 311; new cases fever, 10; returned to duty, 2. Deaths August 2-J-George P. Hoiloway, private. Company E, Seventh Infantry, malarial fever and dysentery; Henry Ber berlck, private. Company G, Fourth In fantry. Jaundice; H. R. Dollver, private. Company II. Second. United States Vol unteer Infantry, cerebral congestion due to alcoholism; William Hamilton, Com pany F, Twenty-fourth Infantry, inflam mation of liver; C. Hughes, corporal, Company C, Twenty-fourth Infantry, yel low fever; John O'Brien, Company G. First Regiment Volunteers, typhoid fe ver; Charles9Thorue, private, Company B, Sixth Infantry,, pernicious malarial fe ver and acute diarrhea; George Briggs, private, Company . I, Thirty-fourth Michi gan Volunteers, pulmonary tuberculosis; Thomas A. Castel,' corporal. Company H, Ninth Massachusetts, pernicious malarial fever. "OTTABLE TO GO FTTRTHEB. Tivo Soldiers.- Suffering" Greatly, Taken to Pittsburg Hospitals. Pittsburg. Pa., Aug. 29. The Pennsyl vania hospital train, returning from fever camps at Chlckamauga and Lexington, arrived at Union Station at noon today. The train was ma'de up of eighteen cars, thirteen of them being the hospital cars, and the rest of them ordinary day coach es, in which were.;te soldiers who were strong enough to travel. Altogether, there were 21S sick soldiers on the train. Most of them were from the Pennsylvania regiments, but two from Ohio, thirteen from New York, and ono from Rhode Island, who were in the hospital at Chlckamauga, and in a very serious condition, were brought home on the train. There were six men who were too sick to travel any .further and they were taken off here and sent to the hospitals. Charles Stratton, Company L. and W. E. Enos. Company L, both of the Fifth Pennsyl vania were sent to the Mercy Hospital They were both suffering terribly and were delirious. Stratton's case was particularly pitia ble. He has been in a state of delirium since he was taken from the hospital. When the train was at Dennison last night he got up from his cot and tried to escape from the car, breaking the glass in one of the doors in his attempt. THE SOLACE AT BOSTON. No Deaths on the A'oynere, But Two Men Have Typhoid Fever. Boston. Aug. 29. The navy ambulance ship Solace from Santiago, with seventy four sick sailors' and soldiers on board, anchored off tho navy yard early this morning.after reporting at quarantine. An hour later, Capt. Dunlap came on shore to pay his respects to Commodore Howi son. No deaths occurred during the passage. Two of tho patients are army men, sick with typhoid fever, one very ill. Ambu lances have been sent from the naval hospital in Chelsea for the relief of the sick. TAKEN TO HOSPITALS. One Hundred Sick Men Removed From a. Transport. New York, Aug. 29. One hundrea sick soldiers, brought here on transport No. IS, formerly the Mallocy Line steamer San Marcos, were itoday removed to the field hospitals at Fort. Hamilton and Fort Wadaworth, and to various city hospitals. Tho -transport, it was announced this morning, would Ail3 afternoon return to Montauk Point, where the Third Texas Volunteer Infantry., which she brought North from ICey West, will he landed. ATLANTA'S OFFEB,. Exposition Buildings and Grounds Tendered for Hospital Use. The Atlanta exposition building and grounds have been offered to the Gov ernment as quarters for troops. The offer was made yesterday by former Secretary of the Interior Hoke Smith and Representatives Livingston and Bartlett, of Georgia. They stated that the structures would accommodate from 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers. OBITUARY. P. AlpltcBpe Rnbonrln. New Orleans, Aug. 29. P. Alphonse Ra bourin, city- comptroller of New Orleans, died today, aged forty-nine. He was a native of this city. Charles S. Haines. New York, Aug. 29. Charles S. Haines, a hrother of the late Job Haines, died at his home in Newark today, aged eighty two years. He was "born In Chester, Mor ris County, N. J., and went to Newark sixty years ago to run a flour mill with his brother. He was a director In the State Bank and treasurer of the Newark Bible Society. Mr. Haines was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Arthur 31, Chambers. London, Aug. 29. Arthur M. Chambers, claulrman of the Mine Owners' Associa tion of Great Britain, died today at Scar borough. Visitors should know that Heurlch's Maerzen Is -the best beer sold in the Capi tal City. Order it In hotels and restau rants or 'phone 634 for a case. YELLOW FEVER SUSPECTS Five Cases at Santiago Among Soldiers From Tampa. LIEUT. H0BS0N ARKIYES He "Will Aid In the Work of Snvlngr Some of, Cervern's Sunken Ships As Much an Object of Interest uml Admiration There as In New York Work on the 3Iuria Teresa. Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 29. Five suspi cious eases of fever developed today among the soldiers of the Second Battal ion of the Fifth Infantry, which arrived here yesterday on tho transport Knicker bocker from Tampa. Four of the cases were diagnosed as yel low fever, and the other as typhoid. The suspects were sent to the yellow fever hospital, and the battalion was ordered back aboard the Knickerbocker imme diately. A rigid quarantine has been established against the First Battalion of the same regiment, which landed from the Sara toga several days ago, and Is now en camped on tho hills bock of the city. The members of tho regiment will not bo allowed to mingle with the other troops in the city until the health authorities are satisfied that there are no contagious dis eases among them. Fever Victim's Body Burned. The last case of real yellow fever here, outside of tho yellow fever hospital, was In tho Spanish prisoners' camp, where a man died a week ago from that disease. The body, the house in which the man died and all his possessions were burned. The diagnosis of ithe case of Major Thrift, an army paymaster, who was taken from the transport Orizaba and confined in the detention hospital, is be lieved to have "been wrong. He may be suffering from caientura. Major iFolger is suffering from an at tack of typhoid fever. Both he and Ma jor Thrift are improving. Quarantine May Be Established. Gen. Wood says that if the five cases in the Fifth Infantry develop into real, viru lent yellow fever, a quarantine will be established against the camp. Army sur geons from Tampa say tihere has been yollow fever among the troops there for I some time. The transport Roumanian, with 700 men of the Ninth Massachusetts, sailed this morning for Montauk Point. Many of ... .. niMi- nnrl nthprs are weak I from sieges of caientura, malaria, and stomach troubles. No troops of the Fifth Army Corps, Gen. Shatter's command, now remain here, ex cept a few sick belonging to the various regiments making up the command. The Arrlnl of Hero Hobsou. Lieut. Hobson, of Merrimac fame, ar rived hero today on the transport Se guranca. He came to aid in the work of saving some of the sunken ships of Admiral Cervera's squadron. He called on Gen. Wood and Gen. Law ton soon after his arrival. He was the object of almost as much interest and admiration here as he was In New York. - The work on the Alalia Teresa is pro gressing rapidly. The wreckers are patch ing up a hole in her side that was made by a thlrteen-lnch shell. The Cristobal Colon. The next work to be done by Lieut. Hobson is on tho cruiser Cristobal Colon, which was run ashore to the westward Of Santiago. He thinks from the reports received since his arrival concerning the condition of the Colon that the work of raising her will not be difficult. The Seguranca also brought Capt. Lee and thirty members of the signal corps. Capt. Leo will relieve Col. Green. The death rate has been large here to day owing to the failure Saturday night of the water supply, caused by the break ing of the main about two miles back of the town. Tho break was not repaired until this morning. Suffered for "Want of "Water. The city was more than forty hours without good water, and the patients In the hospitals and the poor suffered a great deal. Since the departure of the last troops of the Fifth Corps the surplus provisions resulting from their leaving have been distributed among the poor of the city. Preparations have been made to receive 6,000 refugees who fled to Jamaica at the commencement of the war. Four thous and of them are expected to arrive here before Friday next. Spain's Last Troops Lcnvc. The last of the Spanish troops in the city, 2,200 in all, sailed today for Spain. Seventeen of the number died on the wharf while waiting to bo placed aboard the transport. The only Spanish sol diers here now are Gen. Toral and his staff. The next Spanish troops to be re turned to Spain are 1,500 sick soldiers at Guantanamo. THE NAVAL ORDEBS. Capt. Clnrlc Is Granted Leave of Absence. Capt. Charles E. Clark, formerly com mander of the battleship Oregon, when discharged from further treatment at the hospital at New York, will be granted three monlhs' leave of absence. Assistant Engineer F. C. Spencer has been honorably discharged. Lieut. S. F. Blddle has been detached from tlie Flshawk and ordered home. Lieut. John Bonn and the other officers attached to the Dale have been detached and ordered home. Lieut. J. M. Peyer has been detached from the bureau of equipment and or dered to the Washington Navy Yard. Ensign R. T. Johnson has been ordered to the Oregon. Lieut. J. F. Newton, jr., from the New port to the Constellation. Lieut. Charles E. Clarke, retired, has been ordered to the Pensacolo. Lieut. A C. Almy has been ordered from the Dolphin to the New York. KOBE SICK COMING HOME. Gen. Lnwton's Santlaso Sanitary Bulletin Is Satisfactory. Following Is the sanitary report from Santiago received yesterday: "Santiago de Cuba, via Haiti, Aug. 29. "Adjutant General, Washington: "August 2S, total sick, 3S0; total fever, 322; new cases fever, 9; returned to duty. 97. Deaths: John H. Mlroski, private, Com pany M, First Infantry, malarial fever, tertian Intermittent; Charles Bender, pri vate. Company K. First Artillery, per nicious malarial fever and acute diarrhea; Irwin Withon, private, troop G. Tenth Cavalry, typhoid fever; Frank S. Abel, private. Eighth Ohio, typhoid fever; James C. King, private. Company C, Sec ond . Massachusetts, chronic diarrhea; James A. Dalrs, private, Company F, Twelfth Infantry, chronic dysentery; Richard Martin, private. Company G, Seventy-first New York Volunteers, ma larial fever, entero colitis. "LAWTON, Commanding." Hervous porters Acquired and Inherited, Make More Men and Women Mental and Physical Wrecks Than All Other Diseases. 1411 Pa. Av3. Adj. Willard's Hotel, Has no superior in the treatment of diseases ot the nervous system. He immediately jjaim the confidence of patients, a very important thing. The absolute knowledge that "they will be cured brings the Kreatcst relief to their minds. With his skill the rest i3 easy. CHARGES MODERATE, MEDICINE INCLUDED. Daily office Iiours rem 10 a. in. to 5 p. m. Monday, Wednesday. Thursday, and Saturday, 0 to 8 p. m. Sunday, 10 a. m. to 12 m. (CONSULTATION STKICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.) SGEEI M DETACHED The Hero Ko Longer Commands the Flying Squadron. HIS MISSION FULFILLED Commodore Crowiiiimhield Says There Iu .Vo Lander Any Ileuxon for Maintaining the Organisation Over AVhlcIi the Admiral I'rexided SlKiiIliciiiiee in the Order The order issued yesterday detaching Admiral iSoh!ey from the command of the second (flying) squadron of the North Atlantic station, occasioned some com ment 'because of the fact that when Ad miral Sampson virfted Washington last weekAsslstant Secretary Allen stated that neither he nor Admiral Schley would be relieved of their commands on account of their appointment on the Cuban and Forto Rico military commissions. W'h&n the order aajpeered yes-terday Mr. Allen was asked respecting Its sig nificance, but he frankly stated that he did not know whether there .was any significance or not, whether It was a. temporary or permanent arrangement, or whait would become of the admiral at he expiration of his -present assignment, and referred the inquirers to Commodore Crownlnshleld, chief of the Bureau of Nav.gation. That official at first said he could see no occasion for discussing the matter, that the order was plain and spoke for itself. It was stated to him tho Inquiry originated In a reflection upon the state ment that neither Sampson nor Schley was to be disturbed In his command. 1II Mlnxion Fulfilled. "Tlhere is no reason for contrasting Sampson and Schley in this matter." said the chief. "Admiral Sampson is in com mand of the North Atlantic station, and will remain in that position even while engaged as military commissioner in Cu ba. Admiral SChley was In command of the "Flying Squadron, a division of the fleet in Sampson's station, which has been dlstanded, and tiiere is no longer anything for him to command. The mis sion of the squadron is completed, and there is no longer any reason for main taining the organization." "What will be done with the ships?" Rolni; Into Dry Doelc. "Most of them will go Into the dry dock. It Is not settled where they will be sent when they come out." Admiral Schley will fly his flag over the New Orleans during his stay in Porto Rico, in order that he may still be techni cally on sea duty and draw tho highest pay allowed a rear admiral, $5,0. Admi ral Sampson, for the same reason, will fly his flag over the auxiliary cruiser Res olute while in Cuba Gen. M. C. Butler, one of the Cuban Commissioners, and Lieut. Col. Clous, who roes as recorder and legal adviser of that Commission, and Gen. Gordon, one of the Porto Rico Commission, were at the State Department yesterday in final consulta tion with Assistant Secretary Moore. Gen. Gordon and Col. Clous received copies of the instructions framed for the guidance of the Commissions. Gen. Gordon and Admiral Schley, of the Porto Rico Commission, will sail from New York tomorrow, Gen. Brooke being already on the ground, and the Cuban Commissioners, Gens. Wade and Butler and Admiral Sampson, will sail Satur day. HEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA. Dody of John J. McDowell Uronslit Home for Ilurlnl. Alexandria. VaT, Aus. 29. The body of the late John J. McDowell, who died at Providence Hos pital, in Washington, was brought to thi-J city yesterday. The funeral will take place from the residence of Louis Brill, South Pitt Street, Tn day mornins, at 9 o'clock, and the remains will be taken to St. Uary's Church, where solemn high mass will be celebrated by Itev. Father llc Carty. The deceased was twenty-six years of age, and was one of the best known and most popular young men of this city. Recently he bid been employed in Washington. He was a son of the late James McDowell, who was a member of the Alexandria police force. Three prisoners are locked up at police head quartersJulia Vines, arrested by Officers Ar rinpton and Ticcr, for dissiderly conduct; Man Fields, arrested by Ticcr and Arrinston, also charged with disorderly conduct, and J. F. Me Cucn arrested by Policemen Arrington and Beach, charged with disorderly conduct. Thieves entered the yard of the residence of Mrs. Arnold, at 314 South Patrick Street, last night and carried on the marketing and provision? Which lud been purchased far the Sunday dinner. Tlie churches of this city, owing to the delight ful change in the temperature, were all very well attended yesterday. Tie v. Dr. Micou. of th? Seminary, preached in St. Paul's; Dr. Nelson in Christ, and Dr. Spenks in Grace. Her. Dr. Mor hart, of Washington, conducted servics in Eng lish, at Evangelical. Lutheran Church, and Rev. P. P. Flournoy, in the Second Presbyterian Church. Services were conducted in all the other churches as advertised. Large numbers of soldiers from the Southern camps passed through this city yesterday, en route to the camps at Montauk and Middlctown. At the Fall term of the Circuit Court Judge C. E. Nicot will be asked to enter a decree for the partition of the old courthouse nnd jail property between the city and county of Alex andria. This matter has been in litigation for some time, and tlie legislature recently pas;ed an enactment fur the partition, and the matter was taken before Judge Wilford, of the Circuit Court of Richmond, and later to the Court of Appeals. Since then the count' has begun the erection of a new jail and courthouse, on Fort Myer Heights, and a new suit will be instituted for the peti tion of the properties in this city, which have heretofore been held and used jointly by the clty and county. About fifty cases of scarlet fever have been re ported to the police recently. Fortunately it is of a mild type, and no deaths have resulted from the disease. Allen Atwell, a little son of J. B. Atwell, who died Saturday, was buried yesterday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. II. Riec, former pastor of the Second .Presby terian Church. Policemen Deane, Davis and Young returned yesterday from their vacation. The next to leave were Policemen Hall. Howson and Goods. Arthur Emmet, the little son of George Em met, fell from a horse yesterday evening and broke his arm. He was attended by Dr. O'Brien. DiL CLEMENS, : The Balance ! ! Ooes at ! ! Half Pffce. i The balance of the stock that we were compelled to move from our annex. 1216 P street, has T been placed On Our Fourth Floor. . "We will sell it without dls- crimination at exactly halt - price. It consists of Tables, J Chairs, Rockere, Desks. Book- cases, Sideboards, Combination Desks and Bookcases, Fancy Chairs, Toilet Tables, etc.. etc Lansburgh Furniture Co., 1226FSt.N.W. 44444 &$ SPECIAL. SOTICES. SPECIAL NOTICE OFFICE METRO POLITAN RAILROAD COMPANY. Washington, D. C. Aug. 13. 1S9S. Notice Is hereby given that the books for the transfer of stock will be c!o30d from AUGUST 20 to SEPTEMBER 1. 1503. G. B. COLEMAN, Secretary. au2L2I.2?.S0 Wash. Safe Deposit Co. T O R A G SafaDj.-- Uoxei AcoeniV.t Oalr toioUj. 2.5?.) j: aarxa a Flrc-proat Kurglar-prosf Storage rooms. 12.00 per month. On Pa. Ave., 916913 N. W. DIED. LANDRIGAN Suddenly. Sunday, Awsu't 20, 1393. at 4:30 a. m.. THOMAS J. LASDBICA& beloved husband of Kate Landrican. Funeral from his lat residence. 23 Virginia, ave. jsw.. Tuesday, Aucust 30, at 2:30 p. ra. sharp. Interment in Ilaltimorc. Rest in peace. It REYNOLDS On Monday. August 30. 1S33 it his son's residence. Bri'sntwocd, D. C., DAIflHL REYNOLDS, a?ed GO year. Tlie remains will be sent to Clevekind, Ohio. It FERREE On Saturday evening. Awrt 27, 1S0S. at S o'clock, at Camp Wlkod. MonUnlt, N. Y. SERGT. NEWTON II. FERREE, OoraptBjr K, First D. C. Vol. Inf. Funeral from the Church of Our Father, corner 13th and L sts. mr., Wedne-day, AniHt 31. Ja3 at 2:30 p. m. Interment at Arlington. u3jt BENNETT On Satuidav, Ansuit 27, 1383. at 11 p. m.. MLSS ANNIE V. BENNETT, beloved diash tr of J. B. Bronctt. at 1ST 11th Street northeast. Funeral at the bouse at 2 p. m.. on Tttentoy. Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery. aai3-3t UNDERTAKERS. j. wrLiJAar lee, UNDERTAKER, 332 Pa. Ave. . TV. Flrst-clnss Service. 'Flicne, 13S3 THOS. O. JONES, Undertaker and Erabalmer, SIC H Street north east; every thin? strictly firgt-clas and at reaA.n able terms; we have as an aisimnt the only lady embalmer in "Washinston; graduate of Champtea College of EmUJmin?. aul3-lmo A WOMAN OmCES. Dr. McGce the First Female Svrora Into Military Service. The first woman ever authorized to wear a uniform of the United States army is . Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee. She was sworn into the military servfee yesterday, as acting assistant army sur geon, and has been assigned to her sta tion to minister to the sick and wounded boys In blue. Mrs. McGee's rank Is that of second lieutenant, and she is entitled to wear the handsome uniform of that grade.. She will avail herself of this privilege, but one of her lady admirers has sug gested that she wear a costume of navy blue, trimmed with gold braid and bright army buttons, and that she wear the reg ulation gray hat and epaulets suitable to her rank. Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee Is the wife of Prof. W J McGee. of this city, and daughter of Prof. Simon Newcomb. She is a talented woman and her motives In entering the army as surgeon were hu roanUarian as well as patriotic. FEI.I. ESOM A WEMDOW. Very Remarkable Escape of Quite a. Srunll Roy. Douglass Van. three years old. of 1011 Eleventh Street northwest, had an experi ence yesterday afternoon which few older people would have survived, and yet Douglas has only a broken leg and a few bruises to remind him of It. The lad was playing in the third story of his house, too near the window, and he fell out. Two stories down he struck the roof of a projecting wing, from which he bounded to the ground below. He was hurried to the Emergency Hos pital, where the extent of his Injuries were ascertained and they were dressed, after which he was sent to the Children's Hospital, to be kept until he recovers. DruiiU In Tempernnce Alley. An unknown negro, with pistol, knife, and Jag. ran amuck in Temperance Hall Alley northwest, shortly after midnight last night, chasing several colored popfe out of the alley and threatening to shoot some of them. Policeman Johnson, ot the First Precinct, was notiiied. but by the time he reached the alley the boister ous one had escaped. A description of Jilm was obtained and other officers noti fied to look out for him. An Alleged Pickpocket. Harry Mack, colored, employed in the Emmet Hotel, opposite the Baltimore and Ohio Depot, was arrested last night and locked up at No. 1 police station, charged with larceny from the person. Charles H. Brown, a shoe clerk, was the com plainant. Brown started home shortly after mid night and on his way sat down on tho steps of the Emmet House to rest. He fell asleep and when he awoke missed a gold ring, valued at $13, from his finger. Mack had been seen near Brown on the steps and he was arrested. At the station the ring was found In his pocket. The Eighth Wonder A buttan-hole that won't "buck." Your collar goes on in a jiffy with the "antl gwear" softened button-hole that is on every bit of laundry work tltat leaves here. Only one of the radically different ways ia uhich we do things. No more than others ask. Drop a pa;tal or call us tip. 'Phone 1357. Steam Laundry Cor- 6th and C Sts- N. W. X