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LA BOURCOCNE'S CREW TO
Ffncr Hectare Tlmt "" Hnllnra
I.nt Kleiner nro Innnrcnt
Charge of Itmtnllt) INinpri!
grr' Tciitlmiiiiy llei-llnrd.
St. trOUM. Mo.,,.Aug. is. Thw .St.
fouls Globc-IJtmiberat prints tho fol
lowing from Paris: Far from punish
ment, thu members of tho crew of tlio
Ill-fated tninvitlantli! liner La Hour
gogtic art" about to bo dccor.Urd. sonio
with thocrouof tlio Legion of Honor,
other with life-wing inodnls by Pros
dent I'iHUM, for (lie ullegcd heroism
which they nro asserted to have, nh own
at tlio time of tho disaster. This Is
tho result of tlio lti(ulry Instituted by
tho nnvnl authorities at Havre, nnd
the minister of inirlnu, M. Loekroy,
f.on-ln-law of France's groat poat, Vic
tor Hugo, has submitted to President
J''miro the names of tho members of
thu crow who nro to receive decora
According to tho oftlclul report, tho
charge of cowardlco and savagery
brought against the otllccrs nndtho
crow of tlio unfortunate vcssj! are
"shameful calumnies," anil tho hope
Is expressed that tho honor about to
bo conferred upon them by tho French
government will In some way utouc
for tho Injustice of the slanderers of
whluh tlioy have been the victims.
Tho ofllclal report admits that there
wan a good deal of brutality and sav
agery displayed, but i It Insists that
the crow and the officers of tho vessel
were entlroly Innocent thereof, nnd
that it must bo laid at tho door of cer
tain of tho steerage passengers.
Tho report, which is the joint worlt
of the naval and criminal authorities,
practically declares that the only man
guilty of this savagery nnd brutality
"wrongly ascribed to the crew" was
tin Austrian ntccragc pa.v.enger of tho
name of Louis Possett, who, owing to
the "negligence of tlu I'nltod States
authorities," was permitted to cseapa
la New York, and who has thus
"placed hlmsslf beyond the reach of
The report conclude with a Mngu
Inrly ungenerous slur upon the vic
tims of tho disaster, for it declares
that they wc.-o so paraly.ed with fear
mid c.o entirely helpless from conster
nation that they would not even ac
cept tho offers made to them by the
Trench crew to embark in boats.
"Tho French sailors did nil th.it was
humanely possible to savo the passen
gers," This Is repeated no less than
threo times in Hie government report.
Finally, the report places all tlio blame
for tho disaster on the Cromartyshire,
and protests against tho theory thai
tho commanders of liners flying either
the French or any other foreign flag
are under obligations to follow any
M. Liebroo, who lost both his chil
dren in tho disaster, has, along with
four other French passengers who sur
vived tho disaster, oll'cred in vain to
testify against members of tlio crew
whoso names lie mentions and against
Third Engineer Lulsno, but hu has
been unable to find any of tho naval
or criminal authorities willing to take
his evidence, and considers himself,
under the circumstances, fortunate in
having been able to Induce French
newspaper of such importance ns the
Temps to publish his letter of pro
test. WHEELER DEFENDS SHAFTER,
I'll CoumiamlliiE (ienornt, tlm Vcter.w
Ilnltli, I n Mini of Oreat Ability.
Nahiivim.k, Tonn., Aug. 15. Ken
rral Joseph Wheeler defends General
Shaffer in the following letter just
received by Postmaster A. W. Wills,1
dated Santiago, July S7: "1
think the criticisms on General Shat
ter were very unjust. Ho has had a
hard task and has performed it suc
cessfully and well. He U a man of
more than ordinary brain power and
administrative ability. Tho criticism
that ho did not pluco himself on the
Urlng lino lb ridiculous, as on July 'l
he was carrying on two tights at the
name tlmo ouo at Caney nnd ono at
San Juan. He had some reserves and
had to place himself where he could
see both lights and manage the whole
afalr, which ho did efflciently. With
v.-ry high regards, truly your friend
ALLTHE PORTS OPEN NOW,
Blilprt May Trado With Cuban and I'orto
nioan title, nt YVUL
Washington, Aug. 1ft. Tho mcr
Miattt vessels of the world aro now
open to enter and leavo all Cuban and
Porto Rlean port. Tho state depart
ment holds no further proclamation is
needed raising tho blockade of these
Islands. The order Issued to the mil
itary and naval commanders and the
I'resldent's proclamation of peace are
&ld to be sutllelont In themselves to
end tho blockade and open all ports to
the (shipping of the world. This means
much not only to Spain and the be
leaguered Islands, but to the merchant
hhlpplngof (ireatlhltaln, France, Ger
many and other countries having com
merce with Cuba and Porto Klco
ADMIRALklRiaAND IS DEAD,
Comin iiuter of tlio Mro InUml Nut)
Yurd Ylt-ldn to DUeate.
Vam.bjo, Cal., Aug. In. Hear Ad
miral Klrkland, U. S. X,, dleJ at ;
o clock last night.
He sorred at sea for eight mouths as
rear admiral; total sea service twenty
thr o years nnd ulneinoutlis; hhore, or
o' er duty, sixteen years, eight
liiyiith.'i At the time of his death he
,as .-o!iii.ij,iitl'intiOf tlio Mum Island
i nvy yard. He was well known on
V a I 'a "1 tie coust and popular umouo
LotU tuwal ofUccj;? aud civilians.
ARE ON NO PEAUt BASIS YET.
rim Army nml Nary Will Keep I'rrpnrcil
for Any Kuicrncnrj'.
Washington, Aug. 1ft. With peaco
proclaimed all of tho energies of the
military ami naval establishments to
day were directed into pacific chan
nels. The orders given for tho im
medlat cessation o! hostilities brought
all military and naval movjuunts to a
halt, nnd'lt now remains only to bring
affairs baclt,to a peaco Imls. In this,
however, tho authorities aro acting
upon the theory that tho protocol is
only the first step toward peac', and'
that not until a llmil and lasting peace
Is seen red can th -re bo an entire re
turn to a p.vici' bisls.
This Is particularly true as to tho
navy department. In that branch It
is accepted that permanent peace will
undoubtedly bo made, anil yet Instead
of stripping our shipt, redistributing
them Into squadrons on a peace basis,
and returning them to their old ehan-iii-ls,
the navat authorities net upon
the principle that tho prjsjnt armis
tice may end in a resumption of hos
tilities. For that roar.on the four bat
tleships and two armored cruisers or
dered North fiom West Indian waters
are to undergo a complete overhauling.
The peace protocol will glvo a breath
ing spell and tiiiu for bringing every
ship back to the highest state of per
fection. Tho complete return to a
peace basis, tho establishment of peace
squadrons, etc., ia a matter for tho fu
ture. It is expected that tho American oc
cupation of Manila will occur Immedi
ately after tho receipt of the orders
scut Admiral Dewey and General Mcr
rltt. During tho early hours of to-day the
war and navy departments received no
acknowledgments from tho various
naval and military commanders, but it
was presumed that the orders suspend
lug hostilities were being carried ou
i.. .;.'. directions.
RMY AND NAVY HALTED,
rrumunilnr on Iind nnd .Sea Ordorcd
In Coma llnititltlc.
Washington, Aug. is In accord
nice willi tho proclamation Issued by
the President suspending hostilities,
orders wcic issued last evening to tlio
naval commanders at thu several sta
tions In tho United States, Cuba nnd
tho Philippine, carrytng Into effect
tlio directions of the proclamation.
Tlio navy department not only trans
mitted the President's proclamation in
full to the several couimundcr.s-iu-chief,
but also directions as to the dis
position of their vessels. The follow
ing orders are, la that sense, self-explanatory:
"Navy Department, Washington,
Aug. 12. Sampson, Santiago: Sus
pend all hostilities. Illnckado of Cuba
and Porto Uico is raised. Howell or
dered to assemble vessels at Key West.
Proceed with New York, llrooklyn,
Indiana, Oregon, lown and Massachu
setts to Tompklnsvillo. Placo moni
tors In safe harbor in Porto Rico.
Watson transfers hta Hag to Newark
mil will remain at liuantanamo. As
icmblc all cruisers in safe harbors
Order murines north In Resolute.
"Ai.i.kn, Acting Secretary."
The notification to Admiral Dewey
was not made public, but Assistant
Secretary Allen stated that, besides
being put in possession of the Presi
dent's proclamation, ho was ordered to
cease hostilities and raise tho blockade
The orders to Oeneral Merrltt to
suspend hostilities vcro as follows:
"Merrltt, Manila: Tho President di
rects all military operations against
the enemy be suspended. Peace nego
tiations arc Hearing completion, a pro
toeal having Just been signed by rep
resentatives of tho two countries.
You will Inform tho commanders ol
the Spanish forces in thu Philippines
of these instructions. Further orders
will follow. Acknowledge receipt.
11. C. Corbln. Adjutant Ueueral."
The orders sent to General Mllei
and Oeneral Shatter were identical
with the above, save as to names
TO TREAT WITH SPAIN.
!y, KuttU, Hay aud (Sormait lirllt-ici
to Have llrmi Clio.rn.
Washington, Aug. IS. The appoint
ment of the peace commissioners will
be announced within the coming two
weeks. There will bo five commls-
I hioncrs on the part of each govern
ment. It Is understood that tho Presi
dent has selected four of the United
States commissioners. They nro Will
iam It. Day, secretary of state; John
Hay, ambassador at the court of St.
James; J. It. F.ustls, ex-minister to
Franco, and Senator Arthur P. Uorinan
FOOD IS FREE IN SANTIAGO,
Importer Cannot Competo With tli
(liiTerninnnt and Itelltt Knctrtle.
Saniiaoo, Aug. IS. The Ward line
fcte.iuier Philadelphia sailed for New
York yesterday, carrying back tho
greater part of tho cargo sho brought,
owlng-to the fact that there is uo
market hero for anything nt present,
as the government, tho Red Cross und
the relief societies havo glutted the
city. Nobody Is purchasing what ctuj
be got for nothlnir.
THEY WILL GO TO MANILA,
IVure Mill Hmi No r.ffect on Mnteim-iit
of Troop In San Krnnrlico.
Washington, Aug. 13. Arrange-
incntH have been mado to send largir
reinforcements to General Merrltt.
With tho troops already at Manila
and those which will orrlvo within a
very few days, General Merrltt will
have 1U,0,)) men, Tho 7,000 tro-jpi at
Sun Frauoheo are tq,,bo spnj. o rup)dh
as transports can bo obtained'. Theso
transports aro now ou their way from
I Nagasaki to Sun Fraucloc.
TO OUST HUNG CHANG
ENGLAND WOULD FORCE A
Tho (loTrrmuriit Has Under Cnnaldcrn
tlou Heljuro of the City of Tien Tnlnn,
tlm Tnku Fort mill tlm Tort of IVIdu
If China Fall to Comply,
London, Aug. 10. The foreign ofllco
It Is reported hero to-day, though tho
report as yet lacks confirmation, In
tends to demand that the Chinese gov
incut dismiss Princo Id Dung Chang
from power on the ground that he Is
responsible for the recent uuti-IJrltlsh
attitude of the Tsting l.i Yamen.
The foreign ollliv, It h also assorted,
has had under special consideration
the question of seizing tlio Taku forts,
on the gulf of Pechin, at the mouth of
the Pekln river, and the city of Tlcu
Tain, the port of Pekln, In tho event
of China refusing to comply with this
demand. All are to bo held until com
pliance! Is assured.
Meanwhile the seml-olllclal Journal
do St. Petersburg, In to-day's issue,
deprecates the tone of tho Itritish
press and says: "Russia does not con
template further acquisitions in the
far Fast. Her only object Is to pre
serve the advantages recently gained.
The Russian government does not de
sire to Injure the economic Interests of
Oreat Itritaiu any more than those of
any other power."
WAR DEPARTMENT FAILURE,
How tlio I.umlou 'lhnr Cotmiumtt on tin
Noglect nf Our Troop.
London, Aug. HI. The London
Times, in a special article reviewing
tho operations of the Hispano-Anier-lean
"The fact that the war was brought
to such a r.pccily end was due primar
ily to tho single eauso of Spain's
naval collapse. The vigor shown
by tho American naval nuthrities
nnd the high quality of the naval
ollicers qualities inherltol from tho
mother country r.ufllccd to counteract
the effects of America's unreadiness.
The manner In whlc't a large number
of warships and auxiliary vessels were
rapidly equipped and manned, together
with tho conspicuous ability with
which the great naval force, largely
extemporized, was supplied and hand
led, is extremely slgnillcant.
"It Is Impossible to speak in the
same terms of the military measures.
Tho causes of the failure of the war
department to rise to the emergency
are not yet fully known. It will be
Interesting to see whether the Amer
ican people will demaiyl an investiga
tion, llefore Santiago, as before Sebas
topol, in tho Crimean campaign, un
necessary simering.s ami narusuips
were Inflicted upon tho troops, nnd in
both eases disvitor was averted by tlio
gallantry of the officers and men.
"While it Is clear that the command
of tho nca is more than ever important,
naval bombardments of coast defenses
aro less effective than they were in
Nolsonls days. That they were recent
ly attempted on a considerable scalu is
probably duo to tlio desire to give
American seamen and gunners practice
rather than to any special predilection
on tho part of American naval olli
cers." STEAMSHIP ROBBERS IN COURT
Tho American l'.inliRy Conduct Casri
Agalnt ltrllniinlo or.lcir.
QUEKNSTOW.V, Aug. Ill J. W. J.'lgO,
chief olliecr of the Whito Star lino
steamer Ilritaunle, who was arrested
hero Friday morning, on the nrrivalof
the Cunard lino steamer Lucanla,
charged with being concerned In rob
bing tlio mails aud hinuggllng, was
discharged thin morning, but was Im
mediately rearrested upon a warrant
issued at tlio request of tho United
States embassy, charging him with
embezzlement and larceny. Uo will bo
taken to London.
At Dow street police court this morn
ing Daniel Wood, btoward of tho
Lucanla, who v.-as arrested Friday at
Liverpool for alleged complicity with
Jngo in robbing mails and smuggliug,
was charged on a provisional warrant
with embezzlement and larceny.
A representative of tho United
States embassy informed the magis
trate that details of tho alleged of
fenses had not been received and he
asked him to remand tho prisoner.
The magistrate replied that tho evi
dence was too slight to justify Wood's
detention and released him on his own
MILES SWEPT BY HAIL.
Crop UopivleJ Destroyed In North Da
kota Storm In IlllunU and lotra.
C-imiMuTON, N. I)., Aug. HI. A hall
storm destroying -0,003 acres of gralu
has swept over tho western part of
Foster and Kddy countlos. Tho crops
of many fArmers are a total loss.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 10. DlspatchcH
received here indicate that the severo
wind, rain and hall storm which visited
Southeastern Iowa and Western Illi
nois yosterday and lat night caused
considerable damage. Hall as largo
as apples U reported. Corn ia leveled
and fruit and melon growers hav
buffered considerable loss.
HELD UP'.A SANTA ?E TRAIN.
New Uaxloa KandlU Fall to Oet Any
At.ntiqu-KQU-, N. M., Aug. 18. Tho
westbound tralu on tho Santa re Pn
olflo was hold up by four masked men
ot Grunts, fifty miles west of here, nt
1 o'clock yesterday morning. Tlio ex
press car was cut off aud run about
two miles down tlio road, but an
urmed guard in tho car prevented the
rubbers from ontering, and after hqd
lug the train for two hours tuey took
to tho woods without liavlu s.cu-ed
POPE LEO NEAR THE END,
All Mumlwr of III Fnnilly Have liar
rind to Home No HpocMc Ailment.
Ilout:, Aug. 1. The pope's extrcmo
Weakness has produced a great com
motion, excitement nnd Intrigues
nmong tho members of the sacred col
lege. All the members of the family
of the popo have hurried to Rome.
His holiness on Friday insisted upon
getting up, but soon had to bo carried
to bed again in a state of partial col
lapse, lie does not suffer from nny
specllle affection, but only from de
bility. MADRID WEEPS AND WAILS.
I'rotorol Sound I.llto a Funeral Uymn
to tlio Spaniard.
M.wmtD, Aug. li'. Tho comments of
the press on the protocol nro a verit
able funeral hymn on the destruction
of the Spanish colonial empire. Some
days ago tho desire for peace made the
people close their eyes to the price,
but now, upon reading the protocol,
they realize that the cost Is tho loss of
that cmplro which Spain had con
quered with so much glory, nnd that
Spain now falls to tho second rank
among nations. The public mind is
stunned ami thero is general mourn
ing. (icncral Itlanco telegraphs that Ha
vana is greatly ntrltated by tho news
of the bignlng of the protocol, and that
much anxiety is manifested to learn
tho conditions, which have not yet
been published. Some uneasiness is
felt regarding the effect that tho text
of the protocol limy have on the Span
ish volunteers in Havana. Many
newspapers express grief nnd despair
that the men who brought disaster on
Spain by lack of foresight, organiza
tion and ability, should contluuo to
govern tlio country.
Public opinion attaches great impor
tance to the Spanish commission in
Paris makiug a rcsoluto stand lu de
fense of Spain's territorial rights In
the Philippines. Tho government,
therefore wauts to send a strong, coin-
Detent body of delegates.
Hi Pals prints tho text of tho proto
col signed by tlio United States and
Spain with mourning borders und says:
"Spain without, colonies is reduced tr
the role of a third rate power."
LOOKS FOR A NEW WAR.
Curope llellere England nnd Ituula Ara
Cuing to Clash
London, Aug. 10. Universal indig
nation, not to say disgust, represents
the public feeling hero regarding tho
iltuation in China. Tho question of
the contract signed with the Hong
Kong and Shanghai bank for the Niu
Chwang extension railway loan baa
been raised by Russia's attitude to tho
Importance and dignity of a test case,
and on It Russia's protest has proved
more formidablo than Great Hritain's
appcdl with all the pledges that went
As a great proportion of tho Nlu
Chwatur trado Is in American mer
chandise, the question ia ono that has
more than an academic interest for tlio
United States. As for tho Chinese
themselves, they regard tho present
Issue between Kussla and Great llrlt
ahi as a supremo one, likely to decide
the wholo question of China's future,
in buch conditions tho London press
wonders whether tho American minis
ter in Peking has given Sir Claudo
Macdonald all the support ho could,
and It also reads with ill con
cealed ehairrin tlio taunt of tho Rus
sian press, which assures tho world
that the United States has had enough
of war nnd that In any eon Act between
Russia und Great ltrltain America's
support of tho former would bo purolr
POSSE KILLS FIVE NEGROES.
Gambler RetUt Georgia Officer and
rare Very lladly.
Moui.TitlK, Oa Aug. 10. Sheriff
Fisher and a posse of thirteen men
made a raid on a crowd of negro gam
biers at llayborp, thirteen miles east
of Moultrie, last night. There were 75
or 100 nctrrocsin the house, and an
Sjieriff FTsher walked in -wmo of the
negroes began shooting, one ball hit
ting the sheriff In the hand, Inflicting
; painful wound. Two others (Of the
posse wore hit. Tho posse, returned
tho lire vigorously, and as a result flva
negroes wero Htiiea ouirignv, vurc
others mortally wounded and,thrr
more painfully but not fatally hurt
Tho negroes mado a determined resist
nco aud '.00 or 300 shots were fired
SORRY TO SEE HAY LEAVE.
v..rll.l. Paiier llopa That He Will Dc
rllne Secretary y' Place.
LONHON, Aug. lO. i-no ancrnuuu
papers, without exception, express re
gret nt the probable return of Ambas
sador Hay to the United States to suc
ceod Secretary Day, and they hope
that ho whl see his vry clear to do
cllno thp appointment to flic SUto de
partment, as it would . be' -Apity to
promlning gr-it rcs-Hs for tho future
ofihe two nation-."
jVmJir i - Vr
REPORT FROM MANILA
LONDON AGENT IN HONG
KONG REPORTS ITS FALL.
Hie German l'lrt CIiim Cruiser ICulicrlu
Aufcnxln Urlng tlio Hpanloli (lotrrnor
(lrnerul of tlm I'lilllpplno lalaudx itntl
111 family to Hong Kong.
London, Aug. 1.'. The Westminster
Oa.ctto says it has received from a
London h'uslncss house n report that
Manila has fallen. Tho report comes
from the firm's Hong Kong agent.
Ho.vo Ivono, Aug. 10. Tho German
drst class cruiser, Knlserln Augusta
same Into this port from Manila to
Any, having left Manila Friday even
ing. (lovernor Oenernl August! nnd his
family were aboard the (icrman ship.
The correspondent of tlio New York
Herald was received by the general
and nsked for tin Interview. August!
refused to say anything about the con
ditions existing in tlio Philippine
Islands, nor would lie give his reason
for leaving. Jieyoml admitting that
ho is on his way home to Spain, ho
would say nothing of the war.
From ollicers on tho UVrman cruiser
it was learned that the city had not
surrendered to tho Americans up to
Friday, when the Knlserln Augusta
started fyr Hong Kong. The American
licet Is now anchored close in the bar
ber, directly in front of tho besieged
Washinoton, Aug. 13. Secretary
Alger snid to-day that In view of the
fact that no dispatches have been re
ceived from (icncral Merrltt there
probably has been no further conflict
between United States and Spanish
forces at Manila since the 4th Instant.
END OF WAR IN PORTO RICO.
Tlio American Army Stopped 1'orty
Allies l'rom San .Tii.ib.
Ponck, Porto Rico, Aug. lfl. Gen
cral Miles notified General Maclas at
San Juan by cable Saturday of the
signing of the protocol and to-day re
ceived from Maclas an acknowledg
ment of thu receipt of tho notification.
General Miles also sent Captain MlcU
ler, under a flag of truce, to communi
cate the intelligence to the Spanish
commander at Aibonlta.
General Miles say Aibonlta would
havo been his within four days had not
tho protocol been signed. General
Wilson wns moving to turn the en
emy's right flank. General Miles
threatened his front and General
ltrooku was pushing Into his rear.
General Henry was within fifteen
miles of Arecibo and Gencrul Sell wan
bad reached Mayaguez.
General Miles Is uncertain whether
ho will remain here during the period
of the negotiations for peace, but the
four army columns will remain where
they are until the negotiations are
Tho volunteers arc anxious to got
home, now that the end has come,
though orders have been issued to
make the troops as comfortable as pos
sible during the interim. The troop
that havo arrived hero on tho trans
ports are disembarking, no order to
tho contrary having boen received.
Fears nro expressed by tlio natives
that during tho period of treaty nego
tiations the Spanish troops may be
given frco license within their lines to
terrorize tlio inhabitants. If this
should bo tho ease. General Miles bays,
tho Americans would be powerless to
Lieutenant Eames of the Nineteenth
regular Infantry, Lieutenant French
of tho l.Ievcnth regular infantry, and
Senor Antonio Lluvcras, ono of the in
surgent leaders, were sent out yester
duy through tho country north and
went to raise tho American flag in all
Mr. P. C. Ilanna, former United
States consul nt San Juan do Porta
Rico, has suggested to tho state de
partment that somo provision should
be made to allow tho refugees hero to
return to their homes and to look after
their property interests and insure
SEVEN KILLED IN A STORM,
A. Tornado Reported on tho South Da-kota-Mlniirntn
Caniiv, Minn., Aug. 10. A tornado
last night struck twelve miles north
of this place, killed seven people, de
stroyed many buildings nnd did great
damage to the crops. Tho entire fam
ily of Joseph Hutchinson, including
his wlfo and four children, were killed.
The storm was not wide in extent, but
was very violent. Srvcn people are
missing, an 1 some of them may be
killed. The storm wis upon the bor
der between Southwestern Minnesota
and South Dakota.
A NAVALTEVIEWATNEW YORK,
The Artnorclad Will Froliably Fire
lute at Grant' Tomb Saturday.
WA8HINOTON, Aug. 16. The navy de
partment lit considering a project of a
naval review in New York harbor Sat
urday, when tho battleships and cruis
ers under Admiral Sampson arrive
there. It is probable that the final de
cision will bo to have tho war vessels
go up tho rlvor to Grant's tomb at UK
ersldo and thcroflre a salute.
Shatter Collected SSH,440 In Custom.
Wabhinoton, Aug. 10. (Jeneral
Shatter reported to tho war depart
ment last nltrht eoncornlntr tho cus
toms receipts at Santiago. Ho stated
that from July 30 to August 13, Inclu
sive, 5.18,44.1.24 had been received in the
custom house at Santiago.
rlc Fire nt Frc.no, Cnl
Fnr.sNo, Cal., Aug. lii. Tlio confla
gration that devastated a large nreu
in the packing house district In Fresno
at midnight was not gotten under con
'trol .until daybreak. Thrt .aggrpgaje
loss is nosv'varlo u .ly estimated from a
ronn-vvatlTo Rtaudpolnt at fr S'lOO,
000 to 4S0.Ul-
ROUGH RIDERS AT HOME,
Itoonrf rll nml ill Commiind Krurh Mon
Nl'.w Ytmu. Aug. M. The "Rough
Ulders" are at hoin:. With Colonel
Theodore RoriVvclt and General
hce'ier they have reached Montauli
Point. They came on the Miami
which, with the Gates City. the. St.
Louis and tlio M.itteawan. lies nt an
chor off shoro now, plainly visible
from the camp."
As soon as tiie Miami wns sighted
the quarantine pliyiieiau, Dr. Ma-
gruder, put off to her In n tug. tho
Pulvcr. Colonul Roosevelt mot him nt
the rail. With a heartv hindshake ho
assured Dr. Magru ler th.it both ho
and Ills command were in first class
"I never felt bettor In my life," ho
said, "and I have not had u pain since
1 went away. Here's General Wheeler,
too, and his son, Lieutenant Wheeler.
There does not seem to bj much tho
matter with them."
Colonel Roosevelt wore a faded Ktv
hakl uniform, inn di stained und dis
colored, but there was a wholesotno
bronze on his face and hanils, and If
he has lost some flesh since lie 'went
away he Is not any tho worse for it.
General Wheeler, too, will pass tho
doctor without any trouble. Always
gaunt and grizzled, he Is thinner than
ever, but there Is n fire in his eye nnd
a spring In his step which shows tlio
deadly calentura has not been able to
quench his spirit.
There was a cheer from Roosevelt's
men ns tho doctor came alongside.
They gathered at the rail and asked
dozens of questions as to when they
were to be allowed to go ashore.
"Not to-night, boys," was the doe
tor's cheery reply; "but bright and
enrly to-morrow. I won't keep you
here a minute longer than I have to."
Colonel Roosevelt and the doctor
walked up and down for awhile nnd
the commander of the "Rough Riders"
talked about his trip.
"We came up without n single mis
hap," bald he. "Nearly all my men
are well. Thero is not a bad easo
nmong them and nearly nil thoso who
left Santiago In bad shapo nro now
well on the road to health.
"Wheeler here has been ill ns you
know," he added, drawing his nrm nf
feetlonntely through that of tho old
general; "but everybody knows how
he fought. It was a lucky thing for
the Spaniards that he was a bit under
The transports, St. Louis, Vigilan
ia, Mattewan nnd Miami, arrived oft
Camp Wluoff, Montauk point, yester
day. The troops abonrd the transports
are tho First volunteer cavalry,
"Rough Riders," First regular cavalry,
llattcrv 11, Fourth artillery, and the
Sixth. 'Ninth, Tenth and Thirteenth
infantrv. All the transports, except
ing the St. Louis, sailed from Santi
ago on August 8.
The St. Louis, which left some days
later, brought up 872 soldiers. Thero
was little sickness aboard the former
American liner and but one death
Private Oliver Longwood, of Company
11, Ninth regiment, who died from yel
low fever nnd was buried at sea.
There was no other development of
yellow fever. Twenty-four blek, nono
of them of a serious nature, are aboard
PEACE SERVICES IN A PRISON
Tho .130 Convict of tho Tederal Peniten
tiary ut I.ctvmiworth (ilto Thank.
Lkavbnwoiith, Kau., Aug. 10. War
den W. J. French of the United States
penitentiary conducted n patrlotlo
service in tlio prison chapel yesterday
nfternoon in honor of tho victories of
tho American army and navy and
the closing of tho Spanish war.
All of tlio 050 prisoners wero
in tho chapoL After prayer by
Chaplain Leavett, Warden French
told the prisoners of tho closing of tho
war and of tho points of Interest that
happened during tho last week. Dur
ing the war tho prisoners wero kept
posted on the battles and progress of
affairs, and everything -was explained
to them on maps of Cuba, Manila and
Porto Rico. Tlio address of Wardon
French was mainly devoted to a dis-
..... .t.i rt tlm rfnt'ttriirnnnl nf (tin tmtvlv
acquired Islands and the duty of good
MORE THAN 2,000 TO A SHIP.
The Spnlih Company I Waiting No
Room on It Tramport.
Wabiiinuton, Aug. 10. It Is quite
evident from a dispatch received by
General Corbln last night from Gen
eral Shafter that the Spanish Trans
atlantic company In transporting tho
Spanish prisoners from Santiago to
Spain is economizing space in its ships.
The dispatch from Shatter, which was
dated at Santiago, August 14, reads:
"Luzon sailed this afternoon for typaln
with 2,050 soldiers, four priests, six
teen women, thirty-four children ano
137 oflleersj total, 3,y.17."
All the Weat Indie Know If.
Mximin, Aug. 10. Tho governor
generals of Cuba and Porto Rteo have
acknowledged tho receipt of the news
of tho suspension of hostilities be
tween the United States and Spain
andanuouueed the carrying out of thr
A 40 Ter Cent Ulildend for Klrby Hank
Anu.KNiJ, Kan., Aug. 10. The re
ceiver of the Klrby bank to duy, at
special term of court, declared n divi
dend of 40 per cent, Trust claims
amounting to about 82.r,000 will be
considered at tho next term of codrt.
It is estimated that tho bank will par
at least -5 pr cent more.
Blilp for the l'rlioner,
Santiago in: Cun, Aug, 10. Tht
Spauhli transports Isln do Luzon, P.
Me S itrtibtcgul and Isla do Panay ar
In port. It Is e.pectcd that they wlU
carry over 4,000.
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