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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
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A Few Pointed Lessons. Views of a Naval
. Expert Upon the Condition of the Spanish
Ships, with Sonic Pertinent Deduc
tions About Naval Warfare.
The gun Is otlll tho supreme aca
It Is truo that greatest Jiavoe lit the
Spanish ships driven ashore off San
tiago was caused by lire, hut this con
flagration was n secondary and not u
Of tho four ships examined and re
ported upon by tho Nnval Hoard three
wcro wrecked by the explosion ot
their magazines. Tills was also a sec
ondary, not a determining cause. No,
Hie main weapon was not the ram nor
the torpedo, hut tho gun.
It is Impossible yet to state what ef
fect the American projectiles may have
liad upon the submerged parts of tho
hulls, hut tho above water structure
3ield3 convincing evidence ot gun
power. The total number of shots
fired In tho action has not been mado
public, but we havo reports or two
ships, and If these he accepted as a
Vatlo for tho others, tho ammunition
rained upon tho Spaniards must havo
1een enormous. Captain Evans, of tho
Iown. states that tho following la an
approximation of the projectiles fired
from his ship: Thirty-one 12-Inch
senil-armor piercing shells, with full
charges; 35 8-Inch common shells, with
full charges; 231 4-Inch common shells,
1,050 G-poundcr cartridges, common
shells, nnd. 100 1-potinder cartridges,
common sheila. Captuln Cook, of tho
Brooklyn, reports that he fired 100
rounda of 8-inch shells. 473 5-Inch.
1,200 G-pounder. and 200 1 -pounder am
munition. If tho other battleships
made the samo average as tho Iowa
wo will get. after allowing for the re
spcctlvo differences in caliber, a total
of about 190,000 pounds of metal, or
ninety tons, discharged against tho
Assuming that iTrat G.500 shots In
all wera fired, and this approximation
Is fairly close, we find, excluding tho
Area from tho C nnd 1 pounders, that
1.C00 projectiles of the larger cali
pers wcro discharged by the Oregon,
Brooklyn, Iowa, Indiana nnd Texas.
It will be Interesting to noto in this
connection tho number of direct hits
mado by these shcllH. This Is taken
from tho report made by the Examin
ing Roird, convened by Admiral Samp
son Immediately after tho battle:
'Four-Inch shells Fired only by the
Iowa The Infantn Maria Teresa. 1;
tho Almiranto Oquendo, 0; the Viz
"Five-Inch shells Fired only by tho
Brooklyn The Infanta Maria Teresa,
5; tho Vizcaya. 0; the Almlrante
Oquendo, 5 (one of which exploded a
torpedo); tho Cristobal Colon, 4.
"Eight-Inch shells Fired by tho
Brooklyn, tho Iowa, tho Oregon nnd
tho Indiana Tho Maria Teresa. 3; the
Almlrante Oquendo, 3; tho Vizcaya. 4.
As tho Indiana did not follow tho
chose sho probably had nothing to do
with tho hits on the Vizcaya.
"Twolvo or thirteen Inch shells
Only two on tho Teresa must ho cred
ited to tho bnttlcships Oregon, Indiana,
Texas and Iowa, although it is quite
certain that tho Texas fired one.
"..U the Spanish ship. wcro riddled
ly tho rapid flro'of the 1 ami C pound
rs carried by all tho American ships."
This total of forty hits applied to
tho projertilos fired gives about threo
per cent of. successful shots. To the
layman this may seem n small ratio,
ljut It Is very good indeed when the
nmoke, distance and tho difficulties of
a running light nro considered. Tho
engagement started at a range of six
thousand yards that is, at a distance
of about three miles. Following out
an arproved sea maxim and the espe
cial instructions formulated by Hear
Admiral Sampson, tho ships closed
gradually, so that both torpedo boats
nnd two ot tho armored cruisers wcro
destroyed when within 2,500 yards. At
ono tlmo tho Vizcaya and tho Brook
lyn wcro engaged In closo order for
mo dorn fighting, the distance estimat
ed being Just oyer 1,000 yards,
Tho Spanish statement of their gun
flro haa not boon given specifically.
All wo know Is that thoy opposed a to
tal of 14G guns to tho 225 mounted on
lioard tho American ships that Is, if
tho batteries of the Gloucester and
tlio Vixen bo Included. Our marked
wuporlorlty was In the heavy guns, as
we opposed fourteen to their six, but
TAKING AIMRAPID-FIRE QUN.
I Ml SSI
it must be kept hi mind that the ac
tual work of our 12 - ml 13 Inch pieces
was not controlling. Tho main re
sults were nehlevcd by tho 8-Inch nnd
lower calibers, nnd by tho rupld-tlre
pieces. Thirty-two of the 8-Inch were
mounted, and jt is Rurpridlng with
what effeetivem.-s they were handled.
This brought to the ft out again the
old argument as to calibers, and
gives a vantage ground (ft tho?o who
claim that the most useful larger guns
are tho.jp which can be worked by
hand power and mo Independent of
tho niechnnlxiiM icqulred In nil cali
bers exceeding tho 8-Inch. In the medium-caliber
guns the Spaniards pos
sessed an undoubted superiority In tho
rapid-fire types, as they carried 54 guns
from tlit G-lncli caliber down to and
Including 12-pounder.s, whllo wo
mounted only 18 guns of this char
acter. Omitting the machine guns.
Catlings and tho like, wo carried of
tho smaller caliber, 13G, tho Spaniards
7G; nnd .this preponderance wan most
Important, notably in the case of tho
G-poundors. it must bo remembered
of course thnt all these guns could not
bo brought to bear, the Spaniards hav
ing to depend, outside of their turret
guns, mainly on their port batteries,
and tLe American ships being restrict
ed in tho beginning of tho ehnje and
tho closing in to their bow lire. Hence
tho assumptions on tho weight or motal
thrown are based, not upon what tho
r.'f mi ii3-jigts:
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batteries ought theoretically to do,
but upon what was actually done, and
upon tho ratio established by this per
formance. In tho special report mado by tho
board It is stated that tho Almiranto
Oquendo suffered more than any other
of the r,h I pa except the torpedo boats.
Her upper works wero masses of dis
torted steel and her decks wero litter
ed with killed and wounded. She was
hit on tho port sldo four times by 8
lnch shells, thrco times by 4-lnch
shells, twlco by G-inch guns and 42
times by G-pounders. As will bo seen
In ono of tho illustrations, an 8-inch
shell entered tho forward turret at tho
gun embrasure. This exploded nnd
killed every man in the turret, most
of them Inotantly, for tho otllccr stand
ing in the Hrlng hood and ono man
at a lever were found In those positions
when tho ship was examined by tho
board. The Vizcaya was swept by a
storm of projectiles from tho rnpld
flro guns. Sho was hit by the larger
projectiles fourteen times and by tho
G-pnundcrs eleven times. Tho 8-inch
guns of tho Brooklyn and tho Oregon
nnd tho 5-inch guns of tho Brooklyn
completely wrecked her structuro
nbovo tho armor belt. The G-lnch aholls
perforated her, and supplementing all
tills was tho destructive work of the
Iown's 4-inch. In the Infanta Maria
Teresa, the only vessel lilt by 12 or 13
inch projectiles, two of theso went
through her, ono probably fired by the
Texas and ono from somo other of
thn battleships. Each claims the shot.
An 8-inrh shell, credited to tho Brook
lyn, cntored tho sldo Just forward of.
tho port beam, burst and disabled four
crows manning the guns of that deck.
This is the shot, Admiral Cervera says,
which set fire to the ship, and, as her
flro mains were cut, forced her, from an
inability to extinguish tho flames, to
surrender nnd seek the shore.
Of all tho ships the Cristobal Colon
came out bfiit. She wm struck only
six tlmos by Urgor projectiles, and
surrendered when tho Oregon's 13-lnch
shells spanned her within 11 d ft mo
tive range. One 8-Inch shell, sponsor
unknown, landed In tho Colon's ward
room, and. exploding, wrecked the
compartment, nnd a G-lnch projcctllo,
nicely placed, smashed her bow. Nono
of these Injuries was mifllclont to put
her out of action, and the preds re
port state that they were not so seri
ous as thou1 received by tho Brooklyn.
On board the Vizcaya a projcctllo
struck a loaded torpedo, which explod
ed, killing twenty men and setting liro
to tho forward part of tho ship. Tho
wholo light lasted a little over three
hour ami 11 half. If the reports are
accepted that It began about thlrty
llvo minutes past !) u. tn and wan con
cluded with tho surrender of tho Colon
at twenty minutes past I p. m.
Here In what tho Kpnnlsh officers
say of tho battle:
''Tho Oquendo received a heavy fire
from U10 combined Hoot while In tin
entrance, and a G-lnch shell, either
from the Texas or the Oregon, stiuck
the Colon In the bow. Tho Vizcaya
was not badly hit until tho Oquendo
nnd Maria Teresa had been driven
ashore. The Oquendo tried to give
some protection to the torpedo boats,
but was simply ilddlcd with U pounder
shells. Sho was really In worse sires
than tho Maria Teresa until n shell
from the Texas hit the hitter's Hood
pipes and a shell fiom tho Brooklyn
cleaned out her gun deck. Then the
men on the Oquendo refused to work
the guns, nnd there was nothing to do
but 1 nit her ashore. Tho decks wero
covered with wounded nnd dead men,
and the ship was on fjro." Captain
Eiilato sny.i; "The Brooklyn's lire on
our broadside was frightful, and the
men could not atay at their guns."
This exhibit of tho gun power baa
not taken Into specific consideration
the enormous damago dona to material
and personnel by the rapid-fire guns,
nor has it Included the effect of shells
bursting over or close aboard tho vra-
sols. All the captured Spanish offi
cers bear testimony to the part played
in tho battle by the lighter pieces
Guns' crews wero killed or driven
from their weapons; the decks became
shambles. The morale of the enlisted
men was shattered. No protection
abovo the armored belt sufficed to re
slat tho searching qualities of these
smaller pieces. Long before tho ves
sels yielded the crews abandoned tho
batteries and sought refuge whorover
tho thickness of motal promised shel
ter. Then canio tho lire.
Tho damago done by the ignition of
tho woodwork of the ship was extraor
dinary. At first It wns fought, but the
bursting projectiles of the larger call
beni sprinkled tho docks with particles
which wero like Igniting fuses. Tho
flames spread rapidly, first about tho
wooden decks nnd the wood-sheathed
and bulkheaded quartern below, and
then attacking the bridges, boats and
superstructures. The free ammunition
about tho batteries began to explode;
tho nbandoned guns commenced to dis
charge their unprotected cartridges. At
last, when the shlpa struck tho coral
and tho supports of funnels and mnsts
wero carried nway or strained, theso
vortical mnsscs began to sway and
topple, and as the vessels turned on
their bllgos gave way entirely and
enmo down with n shock that rent
everything In their neighborhood.
Finally tho conflagration reached tho
magazines, nnd tho flamo clouds hover
ing over the twisted nnd distorted
frames and beams were slltted by great
masses of flro and by bursting projec
tiles shooting skyward. In this roaring
furnace tho steel and iron became mal
leable, nnd as tho ships rolled nnd
pounded on tho beach tho forge on
which they were bent and mangled
wbb provided for them.
It Is no wonder, then, that tho
board reported tho Improbability ot
saving all but tho Mnrla Torcsn, and
possibly tho Colon, for tho Oquendo
and Vizcaya, torn by projectiles and
given over to the flampf of their burst
ing charges, wero gutted or shattered
In such shape that their dnya of use
fulness wero over.
Briefly summarizing; tho conclusions
reached by tho Board of Examination
wero as follows;
Tho use of wood In tho construction
and equipment of warships should h3
reduced to the utmost degree possible.
Loaded torpedoes abovo tho water line
nro a serious mennce to tho vessels
carrying them, nnd they should not bo
so carried by vessels other than tor
pedo boats. The value of rapld-firo
batteries cannot ho too highly esti
mated. All water and steam pipes
should bo laid beneath tho protective
deck nnd below tho water lino and
fitted with risers at such points ns
may bo consldorcd necessary, Tho In
fnnta Msrla Teresa. Almiranto Oquen
do anil Vizcaya wero destroyed by con-'1
ftagratlon roused by tho explosion of
Bhells In tho Interior, which cot flro
to the woodwork. Tho up'per dck and
V-""- I I Mil IMT mi - i'ii m .
nil other woodwork on thoto ships wns
entirely consumed, except at tho ex
tremities, thus showing thi Impor
tance of flroproollng all woodwork on
board ships. Many of tin gutui on
board tho burned ships were found
loaded at the tlmo of the board's visit,
Indicating tho haste with which tho
people wore driven from their guns.
The lire of the gun crews of the Viz
caya was very materially lessened and
nlmost silenced because the gunners
were not able to servo their guns un
der the severe llro poured upon them
by the American ships.
Here arc- the lessons of tin light.
They are commended to the considera
tion of those who. when tho next In
evitable sea war comes, feel that our
bluejackets ought to be given Biich
ships and such poi-slblo security ns
will enable thorn to got Into action
with 11 fair and nn equal lighting
CHRISTMAS WORK NOW.
i:vrn tin. NiikkkMIiiii tif It Aluki't IU
It Is during tho hot summer dayn
that tlmo hangs hcatly upon the In
dustrious woman's hands, also tho In
clination for serious work Is lacking.
Then, If she Is wise, will begin tin
Christmas preparation, n list or those
she wishes to remember having been
previously made. By a careful study
of this list scores ot pretty things
may suggest themselves, trifles that
may cost but llttlo moro than euro
and tlmo, hut whose value Is Increased
on that account. Tho majority of wom
en are like myself in preferring a
simple little gift made by the enreful
fingers of some friend. The white lin
en woik Is especially fascinating with
its pretty hemstitching nnd artistic de
signs. Tray cloths, tea cloths, sachets,
toilet sets, table mats, sofa pillows and
bed nets uio but n few of tho articles
which mny bo suggested for summer
work. The' woman who loves her homo
In the city or country will find end
less ways of beautifying It, and needle
work will bo the main feature of it.
The woman whose family cares keep
her In tho city home during the sum
mer mouths can make herself nnd fam
ily vciy comfortable If sho so desires.
She can take up the carpets and leave
bare floors, which can be wiped up
nlmost every day with water nearly
cold in temperature. She can tnko
down the heavy portieres und replace
them Willi printed shades. Awnings,
screens, linen-covered cottons or bur
lap In home of tho pretty soft couches
und hummocks. If you can possibly
hang them, will ndd to your comfort
and mako you glad that you can sit
nbout in cool, loose gowns nnd avoid
the many Inconveniences of summer
hotel life. Right out in Gcrmnntown
is n little family which ban made the
discovery that homo is the most beau
tiful spot on earth In summer. Tho
suite has been tteated much ns I sug
gested, nnd upon the roof Is the dear
est llttlo corner, with hammock nnd
lounging clinlru. Tho evenings spent
there are Ideal, and tho mistress of tho
place gives u sigh of satisfaction every
time she thinks of previous summers
spent at n Bar Harbor hotel.
LEMONS IN HOT WEATHER.
Tliey Arc of tlrrut ACrdlrlunt Vuluo Dur
ing t tin KnrriHtlui; Uujrn of Hummer.
Wo know in a dull sort of wny that
lemons are useful, and If wo didn't
might easily find this out by looking
over tho papers. But Just how valua
ble they are few of us realize. They
nro of great medlclnnl value, and nro
better than patent medicines and nos
trums put up In bottles nnd boxes for
the benefit (?) of the human family. A
teaspoonful of lemon Juice In n small
cup of black coffee will drive away an
nttack of bilious headache, but It la
hotter to use them freely und to avoid
tho attack of headache. A sllco of
lemon rubbed on tho temples nnd back
of the neck Is ulso good for headache.
These facts help In beautifying one, for
ono can't bo beautiful and ailing at the
samo time. Tho days are past when
the delicate woman with "nerves" was
tho heroine of all' tho novels, nnd the
"clinging vino" supposed' to be admired
by all mon. Lemons taken externally
or rather used, will aid in beautifying
any one. Tliero Is nothing moro val
uable for the toilet table tljnn a solu
tion of lemon julco; n little rubbed on
tho hands, face and neck at night will
not only whiten, but soften tho skin.
A pnsto mado of magnesia nnd lemon
Julco applied to tho fnco and hands up
on lying down for fifteen minutes' rest
will bleach tho skin benntifully. For
discolored or stained flngernnlls a tea
spoonful of lemon Juice In n cup of
warm soft wnter is Invnluable; this Is
one of the best manicure acids. It
will loosen the cutlclo from tho finger
nails as well ns remove dlscoloratlons.
Lemon Julco in water Is an excellont
tooth wnsh. This Is about tho only
thing that will remove tartnr. It will
also sweeten the breath. Louisville
The Parisian editor was greatly
exasperated. He gave expression to
numerous fervid and moro or less lurid
ejaculations. "What's the matter?" in
quired lilo assistant. "I was Jist get
ting ready to write nbout the threo
duels I fought to-dny when I rnn tho
point of my pen Into my thumb. Thero
Is no uso In trying to deny It. Tho peu
is mlghtlor than the sword."
CinuiU -NnllilnR Hrrr.
About tho most galling thing nbout
Canada (to Canadians) Is its name, It
is derived from tho Indian word K)fi-o-doh,
That means "nothing hero."
Somo pcoplo hellovo thnt Canada Is
well named. Nor will there evor be
nny thing In Oanndn Mitll Undo Sam
ta" "i John Bull by the nnpo of tho
nfcik and luii'uj part f the trousers and
droiu him Into the Atlantic,
INFORMATION FROM ALL
PARTS OF THE WORLD.
i:rnt of Morn 'lli:iu I'.hhImc lntrrtt
Wlilt'li lime 'I r.'Uiilri'il Nlncn lint Witr
Kmleil IVni-fi Prorr unil MovrmiMiU
of Arm)-. yy, mill l)i-mrtiiii'iit.
Wrdnrmluj, Am-imt '!,
'uin) Thomas Is being ubiiiiilotied
for more healthful Mentions.
At .Manila, everything; Is i:lotlug
down, Tin Insurgents lire causing 110
trouble, nnd business is boomltiif.
The cable nt Mtiulln Is now in opera
tion, (ionorul Merrltt sends word that
the health of Ills men Is excellent.
Miss Helen Gould hits ooiitrllniUxl
S'.'.'i.OOO to iiurcliiisu ftod ami delicacies
fur the Mole 11111I wounded soldiers at
('tiiiip WlkolY, ut Miuituuk Point. L. I.
At Angouloiiie. France. 11 captain of
artillery murdered his piiraiiiour tint)
orilorl.v, and tlieii blow out Ills own
brains. Tho crime grow out of 11
Eight, and possibly ten, men wero
killed by u ciivo-in at tho L'tirnegii)
tiiuuol 1111 the Chartiers division of tho
I'aiibuiidlo road tieur Pittsburg, Pa,
Fle more wero Injured, two fatally.
Assistant Secretary of War Mellcle
John has forwarded an olllelal list of
Oisiiltles sustained by the First Xe
lirnsliu In the engagements before Mo
ulin. It Is ns follows: Killed -Wllllmu
P. Lours, private, E. Severely wound
cd .lohn F. Duncan unil Lawronco P.
Connor, prlvutes, E; George Hanson
and Harry A Wlokhuni, A; Claud P.
Head, G. Slightly wounded --.loieph
S. Ovlutt und .lohn P. McCaulev. A;
Charles E. IVItyor, E: George l!nglu
horn. K", William .1. Evuns, C, died In
hospital from disease.
Tluiroilit.v, AumiHt un.
Spanish is to bo taught In Chicago
Tlio condition of Rear Admiral
Scltloy Is greatly Improved,
California republicans believe in
holding the Philippines,
Senator Davis says thn peaco com
missioners have a hard tlmo ahead of
The queen regent of Spain has Is
sued 1111 order for the convening of tlio
cortcs September A.
Tho ordnance bureau of the war de
partment contemplates using the cap
tured Spanish arms.
The president lias promised to visit
tlio trans-.MlHsisslppl exposition somo
time lute In September or early in Oc
tober. Throe hundred miners wcrodrowncd
by tlie flooding of tho ICiisiiuir coal
initio nt Niouee, near Sehowlt.Sull.sla,
L. It. Graves, 11 prominent citizen of
Ileadwood, took potassium in mistake
for water und died almost Immediate
ly n f to.-ward.
It is rumored flic insurgents refuse
to recognize tlio term of the protocol,
nnd uru still lighting the Spaniards.
Tho rumor is not continued.
Iluyti refused to permit the United
States to establlsli 11 weather bureau
there fearing it meant an initiative in
territorial acquisition of the island.
Agtilnaldo says if Americans or
English are to control the islands the
Filipinos will lav down their arms. It
Spain is to control the Philippines,
they dare not do so, ami will continue
Under General Wood's governorship
Santiago is fust approaching clvlll.it
tlou, lie lias been Instrumental in ar
ranging for the public schools to open
by September l.", ut which tlmo places
for 4,000 children will bo ready.
Frliliiy. AiiRtMt 30.
Tcxhs has tv yellow fever scare, and
flalveston Is under suspicion.
Tlie Comal sailed from Tainpn for
Havana witli 1,000,000 rations for
Sickness nmong American troops in
Porto Rico is 011 tlie increase and an
other Santiago is feared.
A French fishing smack was run
into by 11 largo steamer on tlie grand
bunks and sixteen seamen wero
Tlio first pension ever granted to a
Chinese subject was yesterday issued
to Ah Cum, widow of Pascal .Martin, a
sailor in thu I'nltcd States navy.
Charles .lohnson hung himself yes
terday ut Iron River. Wis., with 11
piece of barbed wire. Ills head was
nearly severed from the body.
General Miles is expected to arrive
in Washington soon, und trouble be
tween iilui and Secretary Alger Is ex
pected over suppression of orders.
An or lor was issued yesterday by
the war department to have the large
balloon, with generator and compres
sors, which was used in tlio operations
before Santiago, sent to Oinahn, where
ascensions will be made daily from
the exposition grounds.
Kitturiluy, AiiRiut ''.
General Shafter has left Santiago
or Moutauk Point.
llritish stourner.s from Australia are
carrying fresh beef to Manila.
Rear Admiral Schley arrived in
Washington and wus uecorded an ovu
tlon. An epidemic of typhoid fever has
broken out among tiio First Illinois
cavalry now nt Ft. Sheridan.
At Fremont E. E. Hoggs' teum ran
iiwny and ope of tlio horses ran its
head against 11 telephone polo and
mashed its skull. It wns killed.
The navy department has, ordered
thu St. Puul mid St. Louis restored to
their condition as liners und returned
to the American lino from which they
Secretary Alger visited Camp Wi
ko(V mid took steps to give all possible
relief to the sick und wounded.
John Carrlgan. a Buffalo, X. Y
cartinaiij was killed by his son Frank
for having abused his wife and broken
Russia und England nro massing
their warships in the orient nnd trou
blous times urc ahead, Tlio war dogs
seem to be tugging at their chains.
John Anderson, who was to have
been hanged yesterday for the mur
ders committed on the schooner Ollvo
Pecker some tlmo ugo, lias been re
prieved by the governor of Virginia
until the fourth Friduy iu October.
The movement of the met from
Lamp Thomas. Clilckamaiiga Park, hi
proceeding, although not lis speedily
ai General llrcckrnrldge iintlelpateiL
Llttlo three-year-old George Lerrl
at. Oakland, Oil., f,.R In front of u.
train and escaped injury, though un
conscious for s veral moments. Ho
huppened to fall Into an excavation
made by section men, ami tho entire
train passed over liltn.
Trooper Hudson of tlie IMali volun
teers fired off his revolver in tho streets
of Cavlte and precipitated a fight be
tween Americans and Insurgents.
Trooper Hudson ami Corporal Ander
son were Killed, und several others
wore wounded. Four native's wero
killed und several wounded.
H11111I11), AukiihI UK.
The employes of tho Elgin wutoli
company have struck for higher wages.
Icncral Wheeler reports the general
health of the soldiers ut Montuiik
Marion Mills, the guldoless pacing
iiiaiv, stumbled mid fell 011 the track
at Cortland, N. Y., and died of concus
sion of the brain,
Admiral Schley visited tlio navy de
partment yesterday, and tlie women
clerks, old and young, showered kisses
on the hero of Santiago.
1. W. McDonald has been appointed
temporary rccohor for the Lincoln,
Nob., Capital National bank, vice itu
oolver K, K, llaydeii, who recently
The Philippine islands committee in
Europe has addressed a letter to Presi
dent MeKiitley requesting him to drive
out tlie Frlar.s as a "necessary antece
dent to moral sanitation."
Tlio condition of the Santiago Span
lards is pitiful in the extreme. Tliey
lire dying by scores. It is estiinateil
that 30 per cent of the soldiers will
dlu while enroute to Spain.
Okoy P. Eddy, a member of the
Eighth Ohio volunteers, died of starva
tion while on a transport coming homo
from Cuba. Ills mother ami sister
have gone Insane over his fate.
A railroad train on the Boston A.
Maine road struck a wagon ut Whit
ing's crossing near Ware, Mass., ami
George, George Jr., Sadie and Jessie
Whiting and a boy were hilled. Three,
others were seriously injured.
The lied Cross hospital ship Soluco
with sick und wounded soldiers from
Santiago was duo at Itoston last Tues
day, lint lias not yet arrived. It Is
feared she encountered a storm or lias
been destroyed by accident. She hail
on board sailor.t from Sampson's licet.
MiiiiiIm)', Augunt 'JO.
Tlie naval examining board lias re
commended Assistant Naval Construc
tor llobsou for promotion to naval
Mrs. Rev. George Jeffries und child
of Philadelphia, ilicd In Shlppotisburg
as a result of eating toadstools instead
Edward Hedges, a member of Com
pany I, (Teeumscli) Second Nebruska,
died of typhoid fever yesturday in regl
Two privates of thu Sixtv-XIntli
New York wero killed und several
others were injured in a wreck at Bir
mingham, Ala. The troops wero be
ing transferred from Fernandlua, Flu.,
to lltintsvllle, Ala.
Private Hnrry Duval, a rough rider,
was absent from Camp WlkofC with
out leave. Be feared to face a court
martial and shot himself dead. Ho
was in New York, lie enlisted from
Arizona. He hail been absent thirteen
A bitter feeling is springing up In
Madrid against Franco, a remarkable
disposition being manifested to bluine
her for inducing tlio weak and incom
petent Sagasta government to consent
to a peace dishonorable and disadvan
tageous to Spain.
The czar of Russia has addressed n
note to tlio powers of Europo favoring
a conference us a means of scouring
real und lasting peace. Tlio note says
tin lceeplug of nations on war footing
is crushing tlie life outof tlie countries,
and is a menace to tho welfare of thu
people. It has created a scusutiou.
Turailny, Ailffiliit .'10.
Malictoa, king of Samoa, died of ty
Crop failures in Russiu arc causing
Tho hospital ship Solace arrived ut
Culver's Nebraska eavaliy has been
ordered mustered out.
General Don Carlos' Buell, nged HO,
Is dying at his home at Paradise, Ky.
Lieutennnt Bobson arrived at San
tiago yesterdny. He will superintend
the raising of tlie Christobal Colon
und Marin Teresa.
Ambassador Hay has gone to Os
borne House, Islo of Wight, to bid the
queen goodbye, previous to Hailing for
home to assume duties of secretary of
At S:IA o'clock, this, Tuesday morn
ing, a fire broke out in Phillips and
Butteriff's retuil hardware store at
Nushvillo, Tenu., which threatens to
cause a great loss.
H. T. Higgius, cashier of thu treas
urers' ofllce of tlie Rock Island rail
road at Chicago, was taking a vapor
bath when tlie maclilnu exploded,
scalding him to death,
John Meek of Fremont. O., has re
ceived a cheek for 3100 from Gotizulo
do Qucsadu. ehurgo il'iiffulrs of tho Re
public ot Cuba, with a letter explain
ing that the amount was left in Ills
hands by a Cuban gentleman mimed
Cniubreslb to bo given to tlie wife,
parents, or brother or sister of tlie
first Amcrlcnu born bailor who should
die in tho war to free Cuba. Mr, Meek's
son, George II. Meek, was a first class
fireman on the torpedo boat Wlnslow
mid was the first man killed la tlie
engagement at Cardenas.
The war department has asked for
an investigation und the president
Privuto William IT. Ilenson. of River,
ton, Nek, a member of tho Third Ne
braska, died In camp at Jacksonville.
This is the first death in tlio Third.
Ex-Governor Claude Matthews of
Indiana, died at the Mcllarry liomo
stead at Wlngate, hid., yesterday, llu
'ailed to rally from a paralytic at role u
suffered some days ugo.
At a barbeoue given at Morse 11U1,
Mo., over thirty people wore poisoned.
But for prompt medical assistance
many would have died. It is bo lie veil
some ono placed Paris green In tlio
meat prior to 1110 eooiung.
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