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to a conference which will sanction a re
adjustment of 1571 "
The Journal dcs tcbnt refers to the
"past whliliwe cannot forgot" ag telng a
Mumbling 1)1 ock In the way ot the success
of the conference.
The Patrio expresses the opinion that
Ureat Drltaln will never renounce here mar
itime Biiprcmacy.
IIKKUX. Aug. 29. The North Ocrman
Gazette , rcfcrrlhg today to the czar's peace
conference proposals , remarks : "Our arma
ments were never Intended for selfish ends ,
only for our own protection and for the
maintenance of peace. Wo are willing to
give a fair trial to another method of at
taining the object at a smaller cost. "
The National Zcltung says. "The czar
and his mlulstrrs have not deluded thorn-
sclxcs with the Idea that they can rid the
world of the causes which for ycara have
lten responsible for the growing arma
ments. When a great power , however , ad-
dressca such .proposals to others they will
be recognized everywhere as deserving of
the most . .serious consideration. "
The VoBBlfche Zcltung expresses the
opinion that the Importance of the note does
not He | n Jhc proposal for a conference , but
In Its conception.
The Post warmly eulogizes the czar's mo
tives. which , It adds , "must everywhere
arouse sympathy. "
The Kreuzo Zcltung saysv "Xo one can
yet appreciate the real significance of the
note Its bitter sweet reception In Trance
shows Itwill not meet with unlvcral ap
proval. "
According to the Hamburg Vosslsche the
note will remain an Impossible monument
of fame to. Nicholas. The paper says : "It
stands to reason that Oermnny welcome- )
the proposal In the most glad manner and
Is prepared to co-operate In the sacred
work. " ,
LONDON , AUg. 29. The papers are filled
with discussions , comments and opinions
as to the circular of the Emperor Nicholas.
The most world shaking event could have
hardly produced such a coup as this sugges
tion , the fruition of which Is regarded
on all sides as an absolute Impossibility.
This being the general opinion , It Is dim-
cult to obtain the opinion of public men ,
The religious world loudly welcomes and
praises the czar's noble Initiative. Numer
ous bishops have already publicly expressed
their viowH in that sense. Among states
men Interviewed , Lord Klmborley , the lib
eral leader , declined to express a hasty
opinion beyond saying that the proposal
was one of the utmost Importance.
The Marquis of nipon said : "I heartily
wish the proposal nil success. "
Sir Charles Dllke , radical member of Par
liament for the Forest of Dean , remarked :
"Tho Ilusslan peace footing ot nearly 1,000-
000 regulars exceeds the peace footing of
flermany , Austria and Italy combined. Thus
It has been In Ilussla's power to reduce the
land forces by diminishing her own In con-
ncctlon with n. similar action on the part ot
Oormapy. Fn-nch public opinion Is not pre
pared for disarmament , which means , as
things stand now , an acceptance of the
Alsace-Lorraine situation. Naval dlsarma-
ment would be dangerous for Great Drltaln.
Any formal plan would ln\olvo subsequent
breaches of fatlh. but If Germany and Hus-
Bla will ceoso Increasing their land forces
wo can follow without a formal agreement. "
Lord Frederick Iloberts of Kandahar ,
commander of the forces In Ireland , said In
reply to a request for his opinion : "It wiU
be most satisfactory if such a proposal can
bo carried out. "
The eail of Crowe calls the czar's sug
gestion an historical utterance , " and
earnestly hopes that Great llrltaln will not
object to a conference.
No excitement Is noticeable nt the foreign
o Ilcc. It IB understood that a special mes
senger Was sent from St. Petersburg re
cently with a , full explanation of the czar's
p'roposnl. - Naturals-all' persons' njid poci.-
o'tles connected jvih peace qnd nrWrntlon'
movements / arc"Jubilant. . The ) fiofi&ylrcd
his eimsratulAtlonarto " Emperor.NfcagJajJrn- .
mediately "nnd offered every assla.tnnce lOj
his power to promote the proposed confer- '
The Times In Its financial article this
morning says : "Tho czar's letter has had a'
good cftcct on the market , as Indicating
that there Is no Immediate probability of
war. Many people remark that the proposal
appears when Russia's power to borrow
freely is almost ended and when It has
placed it&elf In positions In China and else
where which can bo defended only nt great
BASLE , Switzerland , Aug. 29. The Zion
ist convention has passed a resolution ex
pressing its profound thanks to the czar for
his peace note.
( iencrnl Iluuth SrnilH it MNNHK of
Tli n ilk * to the Czur.
LONDON , Aug. 29. General . AVllllam
Booth ot tlie Salvation army sent the fol
lowing telegram to Emperor Nicholas this
afteruoon :
May It please your majesty , I have re
ceived with , profound thankfulness to God
the news of your Imperial , majesty's wise ,
beneficent nnd Chrlstlan-llkc proposal In
favor of universal jioacn. I cannot refrain
from assuring you of the admiration of the
muUI'.udes of Salvationists In nil parts of
the world whose prayers will ascend to Al
mighty God for your majesty , and for the
triumph ot those principles of peace and
righteousness , after which they are e\er
striving and which are mo vine you to seek
the true welfare of all nations , This great
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clctlci In the I'U-lil.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 29. The following
statement regarding the medical corps of the
army and the American National Hed Cross
society was given out by Surgeon General
Stcrnberg today :
Owing to the pressure of official duties I
liave not heretofore felt Justified In taking
the time to make an explanation of my at-
tlMidc toward the American National Hed
Cioss society.
It has been rcpeatod'y chnrgrti In the
newspapers that I am hostile to this Oigar.-
Izallon , and refused to accjpt Us asslntanco
In thp care ot the wounded soldiers end ? ail-
013 , and as a result of this there has beeu
unnecessary suffering.
These charges are wlihout foundation , et-
cfpt. as far as I have objected to sending
female nurses to the field with troop * ) en
gaged In active operations.
\Vo have a red ernes corps In the army of
enlisted men , whose duty It Is to render first
aid to the wounded oh the fluid of batt.o ,
and care for the sick In our Meld division
lio.ip.'lsla , and I have been of the opinion
that female nurses would bo an incum-
brance to troops In action , but no noon ns
serious slckneao developed In our lamp and
It becam * necessary to treat typhoid frvor
cases In our field hospitals I gladly accepted
the services of trained female nurses for
the division field hospitals and In our gen
eral hospitals wo have employed them from
the first.
The general testimony from the surgeons
In charge of thrse hospitals baa been that
their services have been of jji'oat value.
Very man > of these trained uursei have
been obtained through tho. kind assistance
of the Hed Cross society for maintenance
of trained nurses Auxiliary No. 3. nnd . de
sire to express my high appreciation of the
valuable service rendered to the de-
pat trncnt ot the army by : hls organization.
My attitude toward relief organtzat ons Is
shown by an Ipdorsement dated. May 5 , upon
a letter addressed by. Rev. Henry C. McCook
of Philadelphia to the president , and referred
to me for remark.
May G. Respectfully returned to the ad
jutant general of the army. The plan pro
posed for the organization of a relief asso
ciation appears to have been well considered
and the object In view will commend itself
to every patriotic citizen , But It is a ques
tion whether the president should give spe
cial privileges to any particular organiza
tions. Other prominent Individuals In differ
ent parts of the country may be organizing
for the same purpose. One such proposition
has come from Chicago. While I approve
In a general way of organization for the
I I relief work proposed It appears to me that
j It will he best not to givein advance ex-
j elusive privileges to uny one particular or-
I gaulzatlon. lu case ot need assistance should
j i bo accepted from any organization prepared
j I to give It.
i This has been my guiding principle
throughout , that relief when needed should
j bo promptly accepted without reference to
| i the source from which It comes. The relief
' , afforded by the National Hed Cross at
Slboney was promptly accepted by the sur
geon on the spot , but It Is evident It was
Inadequate to meet the emergency.
A committee of the American National
Hed Cross association called ou me In my
ofllce In Washington some time advance
of the landing of our troops In Santiago ,
making an oner of assistance. I received
them most courteously and advised them
to use their resources in fitting up a hos
pital ship , telling them that -3. hospital ship
was now being fitted up for the use of the
medical department , but that It was not at
nil Improbable that an emergency would
arise which would overtax our resouices
and that in such an event , a hospital ship
properly equipped , having on board a. corps
of doctors and nursea , would be a most
valuable auxiliary.
Furthermore , the American National Hed
Cross association has had full authority to
send agents and supplies to all our camps
since Juno 9 , 189S , and If there has been
suffering for want of needed supplies they
must share the responsibility with the med
ical department of the army for such suffer
The following letter will be sent by mete
to every chief surgeon of a department or
Independent army In the flold :
The secretary of war has approved of Uie
following proposition made by the Amer
ican National Hed Cross association , and
the chief surgeons ot army corps and di
visions will co-operate with the authorized
agents of this association for the purposes
We can put any desired amount of hos
pital supplies Ice , malted milk , condensed
milk , etc. Into any of the \ohiutcer camps
In a few hours. Will you be kind enough
to bring this letter to the attention of Sec
retary Alger and ask him If there Is auy
objection to our appointing a Hed Cross
representative to report to the commanding
officer and chief surgeons In every camp ,
confer with them aa to their Immediate
needs and If anything of any kind Is wanted
open the Hed Cross station.
Wo can do this , not In a few weeks or a
few days , but in a few hours , and can
furnish any quantity of any desired neces
sity or luxury for hospital use. Wo hereby
tender our aid and put our organization at
the War department's service for cooperation
ation in this Held.
To show niy cordial relations with flie
National Hcd Cross relief committee 1
venture to quote from a letter of August 11 ,
received by me from Cleveland H. Dodge ,
chairman of the supply committee. Mr ,
Dodge says :
"I wont again to assure you personally
and on behalf of our committee of our
earnest desire to assist you in every possi
ble way nnd to thnnlc you for calling upon
us so frankly. "
"In a. recent letter from Mrs. Wlnthrow
Cow din. vice president of the Hed CrosH BO-
clety , for maintenance of trained nurses.
she says
"Wo greatly appreciate your courtesy to
us and feel most grateful to have been per
mitted to servo you In any way. "
Surgeon General U. S. A.
.SeudK Ono Hundred Dollnrx to Parents
of rirnt American Killed lu
the * Vnr itltli .Spuln.
FREMONT , O. . Aug. 29. John Meek ot
this county , father of George B. Meek , who
was killed on the torpedo boat Wlnslow at
Cardenas , May 11 , has received a letter and
a check for $100. The letter goes to show
that young Meek was the first American-
born sailor killed In the Cuban war. The
letter received by Mr. Meek reads as fol
lows :
! WASHINGTON , D. C. , Aug. 24. John
| Meek , Esq. Dear Sir : Some months ago a
I Cuban gentleman , who signs himself Can- |
bresls. from the City of Mexico , sent Gen-
' cral Tomas Estrada Palma of New York
an order for J100 to be given to the wife ,
children or parents ot the first Amerlcan-
I born sailor -who should die In the war to
i free Cuba , I have JuK been Informed that
I your BOH , George I ) . Meek , fireman of the
1 first-class , on board the torpedo boat Wins-
1 low , was the first hero to shed his blood for
the Independence of our unfortunate an
downtrodden people. I beg to enclose to
I you the check entrusted to uiy care , being
a proof of the gratitude of the Cubans for
their friends and allies , the Americans
Please nsknowledge the receipt of the same
In duplicate. Yours very respectfully ,
Charge d'Affolree of the Republic of Cuba
The check is dated May 17 and Is drawn
on the Hank of America , to the order o
Tomas Estrada Palma , and Is signed Malt-
land , Coppell & Co , On the reverse side 1
Is endorsed"Pay to the order of Gonzalo
do Quesado.1
Meek hag not yet had the check cashed
and has already been offered much morfl
than lie face value by parties who want 1
as a souvenir of the war.
CoiivulftioMiU on ( lie lloiminiiln.
WASHINGTON , Aug. S9.-Surgeon Gen
erul Sternberg lies received a dispatch fron
Santiago saying that120
-120 nonlnfected con
valescents , slightly III , win sail on the Hou-
rjuola today , leaving about 300 sick of the
Fifth corps In Santiago.
Work of Moving Troops from Ohlckamanga
Progresses Favorably !
l.'nil of the Week Will See tlie Iloyn
III L'ninii nt Old Fort Omiilin
Movement o ( Third Corp *
work of moving the First army corps from
Chlckamauga has been completed and the
army officials are now directing their at
tention to the Third corps. No regiments
of this latter corps left today , but two , the
Third Tennessee and First Mississippi , are
expected to leave for Annlston , Ala. , to
morrow. Others will leave aa rapidly ns
transportation can be provided for them.
The railroads are now In excellent shape to
do the handling and there will bo no delay
on their account. The whole corps , It Is
thought , can be cosily moved during the
week. The Sixth regiment , United States
volunteers , will remain hero for some time.
The Eighth New York , now being mustered
out , will probably leave for home tomorrow.
The Second Nebraska Is expected to start
for Omaha Wednesday.
The conditions In the hospitals at.Camp
Thomas ore rapidly Improving. At least
half of the sick have been sent away and
arrangements are being made to send
hundreds of others. The surgeons and
nurses are now able to glvo good attention
to all here , and a decided change for the
better Is everywhere noticeable.
Governor Black ot Now York will arrive
at Camp Thomas this evening. He comes
hero for the purpose of examining Into the
condition of the Now York regiments. The
governor will make a careful Investigation
of all the reports that have been sent out
In reference to the New York regiments , and
will ascertain If he can do anything that
will benefit the boys.
One More TrniiNiiort HetnriiH < froni
SniitlnKO tie Calm with Suldlern.
NEW YORK. Aug. 29. Today's arrivals
at Camp Wlkoff Included the First battalion
of the District of Columbia volunteers , one
battalion of United States engineers at
tached to the Fifth army corps , Troops A ,
C , D and F of the Second cavalry , th men
who operated the balloons nt Santiago , and
ninoty-flve men of the Thirty-third Michi
gan volunteers. These were debarked from
the United States transport Mlnnewaska ,
which left Santiago de Cuba on August 23.
There were forty-nine hospital cases on
board the transport , typhoid nnd dysentary
being the prevailing diseases. Private Bohl-
man , Company 13 , District of Columbia vol
unteers , died on the passage from Santiago.
There are 1,600 patients In the general
hospital at Camp Wlkoff , 115 of whom are
own with typhoid , This Is a decrease ,
"ho deaths reported today were those of
Vllllam Bohlo of Battery F , Second artll-
ery ; Timothy Donovan , Troop F , Second
rtlllery , from malarial fever , and Frcdcrj
ck Miller , Company A , Twenty-first regular
ufantry , dysentery.
There are 530 men In the detention hos-
Ital. By tomorrow the hospital will bo en-
arged so as to accommodate 750 more pa-
lents. While the condition In the hospitals
as been somewhat Improved COO sick sellers -
lors are still sleeping on the floor. These
nen will be put on cots In the new wng |
oruorrow. The force of nurses has been In-
icabcd to seventy-seven. There are forty
'isters of Charity administering to the sick.
Deiiurtiueiit Will Send Them Hume lu
WASHINGTON , Aug. 29. Acting Secre-
ary Allen has decided to adopt the policy
f mustering out the naval mllltla In bodies
nstcad of Individually as heretofore. This I
vlll be done In the case of the New York I '
men on the Yankee , now at New York , and
n all other cases hereafter. Mr. Allen bo-
loves that the militiamen will be better
pleased to go to their homes In bodies where
hey may be met by their people and greeted
publicly. The Navy department la highly
7ratlfled at the splendid service rendered by
hese men. Just before the battle of July
1 sixty Chicago militiamen were placed on
.he battleship Oregon , nnd the reports that
come to the department nil speak In the
ilghest terms of their ability. So well had
, her been drilled In Instances that new men
were turned over to the militiamen to be
Instructsd In their duties. The militiamen
were also on the best of terms with the
enlisted men aboard ship and the latter
rnanlfeaUd their appreciation of the good
qualities of the Chicago boys by cheering
licartlly for them as they were gathered to
30 mustered. The department la not able
to proceed as fast as It would like In the
matter of mustering out the militiamen , ow
ing to the necessity of retaining a sufficient
body of sailors to man the ships ,
i THH HirruRM.vo soi.mnits.
Xevr Yorker * Give tlie Nevetity-Flrnt
Hetfliiient an Ovation.
NEW YORK , Aug. 29. The Seventy-flrst
regiment , New York volunteers , arrived
hero this afternoon and marched up Broad
way from the Battery to Thirty-fourth
street , where their armory Is situated. On
reaching the armory the men were dis
missed and then sat down to the first really
jood lunch they have had since they went
Into camp on Hempstead plains mouths
For hours before the regiment reached
the Battery there were crowds stretched
along Broadway and when the first line of
soldiers came Into view In their dingy
uniforms , there ias an outburst of cheer
ing nnd the men were the recipients of a
continuous ovation until they came to the
armory. The returned men Iqoked extraor
dinarily well considering their condition
when they landed nt Camp Wlkoff , The
regiment as U left camp consisted of CIO
men , of whom 2CO were veterans who had
Been service In Cuba and were nble to walk ,
300 were recruits who had never had n
chacco to fight and fifty were Santiago
survivors who were too weak to march and
hud to be carried In wagons to the depot.
Itcllcf Ynuht HeturiiN.
NEWPORT NEWS , Va. , Aug. 29. The
yacht May , which went to Porto Hlco not
long ago with supplies far the National Re
lief commission , arrived In Hampton Roads
yesterday and came here this morning for
coal. The May has on board Lieutenant
Pancoast , Co'rporal Boyle and Privates Ad-
dlson , Kelley , Overflew , Wilson , Potter ,
Joseph Knight and Dan Chester of Battery
A , Pennsylvania artillery ; Lieutenant
Warkhlzer , Sixteenth Infantry ; Colonel Bid-
die and Lieutenant Fulllngton of General
Wilson's staff and Privates Clark nnd Chllds
of Troop A , New York cavalry. Lieutenant
Warkhlzer nnd Privates Chester , Clark ahil
Chllds have malarial fever In a mild form.
The other men are on furlough and are well.
HouKli ItlderM In the
NEW YORK , Aug. 29. These Hough
Riders were brought from Montauk ( o
Roosevelt hospital today suffering from
malaria :
John T. Carroll , 35 years old , of Hlllsboro ,
Tex. ; George T. Cruslus , 22 , Montgomery ,
Ala. ; Sergeant Oarfleld Hughes. 18 , Albu
querque , N. M. ; William IMckett , 21 , Phoe
nix , Ariz. ; Jesse Walters , 21 , Phoenix , ArU.
l'lr t Cnviilry at Moiitanl.- .
NEW YORK , Aug. 29. Tlie Jxth and
seventh sections of the Viral UjJed ; States
cavalry arrived In Jersey City today from
Lakeland , Fla. There were about 400 ou tha
two trains. All were traniportcd from Jor-
se ) ' City to Long Island City to continue
thelrtrlpto.Montaukl'olnt. The firetflve sec
tions of the cavalry are at Montauk. Fif
teen sick men were left , behind nt Weening-
tori , ana two died there. The troops brought
Private C. It. Thomas , who Is accused ot
having killed Private Deans In n fight on
August IS.
Mlnnnurl Soldlrri Starting Home.
ST. LOUIS , Aug. 29. Ono hundred and
ten fever stricken Missouri volunteers from
the Third and Fifth regiments arrived at the
Union station this afternoon and were wel
comed by a crowd of 5,000 people. They
came from the hospitals at Camps Algcr and
Meadc and arc on their way to their homes
In different parts ot the -state. When the
train arrived sixteen of the soldiers were
too weak to proceed further and were taken
to the city hospital. The ninety-four con
valescents were fairly overwhelmed with
choice dainties and fruits at the hands of the
kind women.
Honiiltnl Ship Solace Arrive * .
BOSTON , Aug. 29. The United States hos
pital ship Solace , having on board seventy-
four sick soldiers and marines , has arrived
from Santiago de Cuba.
AntouK Lint of Sick Soldier * Tnkon to
I'hlliideliihln Arc Kaimnii and
Mlmioiirl Men.
PHILADELPHIA , Aug. 29. Fever-strlck-
en soldiers from nearly all the regiments
stationed at Camp MoaSe , near Mlddletown ,
Pa. , reached this city tonight over the
Pennsylvania railroad on a special hospital
train sent from here this morning , under
the auspices of St. Agnes' and St. Mary's
hospitals. The sick soldiers numbered
ninety-eight and from a superficial exam
ination are in about the worst condition ot
the hundreds who haye already been brought
hero from Camps Thomas nnd Algcr and
from Fernandlna. The men are from regi
ments hailing from Missouri , Rhode Island ,
Massachusetts , Mississippi , West Virginia ,
New York , Kansas , Pennsylvania and sev
eral other states. Twenty-five of the sick
were removed to St. Mary's hospital and
the remainder nt St. Agnes' . Among those
taken to St. Agnes ore the following :
Edward C. Collins , company K. Fourth
Missouri ; Walter R. Owens , company H ,
Fourth Missouri ; Burton Taylor , company
B , Ninth Ohio ; F. Wade , company A , Third
Missouri ; Fred Cabbal , company L , Thirty-
fourth Michigan ; John M. Kennedy , com
pany K , Tenth Ohio ; B. A. Simmons , com
pany H , Twenty-second Kansas ; James Day ,
Hospital corps , Second division ; P. E.
Bleicher , company K , Second West Virginia ;
Joseph Hunter , company B , Sixteenth Pennsylvania
sylvania ; Oleltou Hughes company E , Tenth
Ohio ; Samuel B. Push company H , Second
West Virginia ; W. H. Messenger , company
H , Second West Virginia ; W. J. Latham ,
company G , Second West Virginia ; F. Wade ,
company A , Third Missouri ; C. Ryers , com
pany B , Second West Virginia ; Samuel 0.
E. Donald , company E , Third Missouri ; L.
C.olburn , company C , Twenty-second Kan
sas ; L. Norrls , company H , Second West
Virginia ; F. Blummer , company G , Fourth
Missouri ; " \Vllllain' Baughman , company M ,
Sixteenth Pennsylvania ; L. S. Ross , com
pany A , Thirty-third Michigan ; Fred Irwln ,
company Q , Thirty-fourth. Michigan ; R. Mc
Coy , company Q , Second West Virginia ; J
W. Phillips , company H , Second engineers ;
Benjamin Allen , company O , Third Missouri ;
Patrick Clare , company 41 , Seventh Illinois ;
W. J. O'Nell , company B , Seventh Illinois ;
Charles Meyers , company E , Tenth Ohio ;
Paul Floyd , company K. ( Fourth Mlsssourl :
James F. Reeseinan , company G , Sixteenth
Pennsylvania ; L. E , T rry , company D ,
Fourth Missouri ; A. Fangmeler , company B
I Tenth Ohio ; C. E. Veste , company E , Tenth
Ohio ; L. W. Stevenson , company D , Six
teenth Pennsylvania ; F. G. Poterman , com
pany , Sixteenth Pennsylvania ; S. R. Hud-
nail ; company M , Second West Virginia ;
J. Jonaon , company Hi Tenth Ohio ; F.
Allen , company E , Second West'Virginia ; B.
Hall , company , Twenty-second Kansas ;
N. C. Brown , company B , Sixteenth Penn
sylvania ; G. Snodgrass , company , Second
West Virginia ; P. F. Callahan , company D ,
Second engineers , D. Powell , company ,
Seventh Illinois ; F. Graham , company K ,
i Tenth Ohio ; F. Storer , Hospital corps , Second
end division ; J. A. Frendenbegor , company
A , Fourth Missouri ; William Randall , com-
I pony A , Thirty-fourth Michigan ; G , Bell
company H , Second West Virginia ; W. M.
! Teter , company K , Third Missouri ; A. TunIng -
Ing , Second West Virginia ; A. J. Flesher ,
company 0 , Sixteenth Pennsylvania ; W. .
Ware , company H , Fourth Missouri.
The following were taken to St. Mary's
hospital : 0. McKInn , Company F , Third
Missouri ; F. McClelland , Company K
Thirty-third Michigan ; Harry O. Dwar
Company C , Twenty-second Kansas ; Frei
Marvin , Company E , Thirty-third Michigan ;
John Moore , Company B , Eighteenth Penn
sylvania ; William Dry , Company J ) , Ninth
Ohio ; Charles H. Smith , Second West Vir
ginia ; John L. McCaffftrty , Company A
Second West Virginia ; Robert II. Love
Company C , One Hundred and Fifty-ninth
Indiana ; Frank L. Reynolds , Company B
Ninth Ohio ; Edward Bowman , Company F
Third Missouri.
Informal Ileceiitloii Given t n FIMV
VlllnnrerN Who Call to
See I ! I in.
SOMERSET. Pa. . Aug. 29 , The President
nud Mrs. McKInley passed a restfulnlcht. .
They rose early and wished their visit could
bo prolonged. The president's visit has been
a comparatively quiet one , such as a rest-
seeker might wish for. There were but few
callers until this morning , when the eager
ness to embrace an opportunity was given
rein and 100 people gathered In front of the
McKInley homo for a handshake. Many muu
carried kodaks with which to snap the
chief executive and some of the women had
arms full ot babies whose little hands ( hey
wished to lay In that of the president. The
president evidently wished to avoid anything
like a reception and ho sat on the sldft porch
smoking. Coming to the front porch ho
shook hands with those who had gathered
there ? When the crowd had gone thu prcs >
dcnf , sitting on a bench at thn outer edge
of the pavement , noticed two uged tarnier *
who bad < come In to see them , He beckoned
to-.thorn and met them half way down the !
steps for a handshake.
The presidential party , confuting of tliO
president and Mrs , McKlnloy , Assistant Sec
retary George B. Cortelyou and Major Webb
Hayes , left here on a special train at 11
o'clock for Johnstown. From there they will
continue their trip westward. Abner Mc
KInley accompanied the party to Johnstown
and may remain with It to Canton. The
president and Mrs. McKInley drove to thu
station with Abner McKInley and his daugh
ter Mabel , A largo crowd gathered at the
station to wave goodbye , but after thn
dent entered his car ho did not appear again.
PITTSHURO , Pa. , Aug. 20. President Mc
KInley passed through Plttsburg on his way
from Somerset , Pa. , to Cleveland , at 2.30
o'clock this afternoon , An Immense crowd
was at the station and the president was
enthusiastically greeted. The Pennsylvania
hospital train was met at Oreensburg and
the train bearing the presidential party was
mopped while the president made au In
spection pf the hospital train and shook
hands with the sick soldiers.
Cnptnln rinrk t Have n IlcNt.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 29 , Captain Charles
E. Clark , formerly commander of the Oregon
gen , when discharged from further treat
ment at the hospital tit New York , v.'lll
be granted three months leave of absence.
United States Will Temporarily Administer
Qorernment There.
luntrurtlonn ( or Cnbnu ami 1'orto
UK' nn Communion All 1'rc-
imred Arc > 'ot lo He Miide
WASHINGTON , Aug. 29. The Instruc-
.tons to the Cuban and Porto Rlcah military
commissions were drawu up and approved
by the president before he left Washington
and are now read ; to be delivered to the
president of each before he leaves. The In
structions will not be made public , but their
; oneral terms arc known to be the same as
the Instructions sent to General Shatter re
garding the government of Santiago , and to
General Merrltt regarding the Philippine * .
This ixllt mean that the military commis
sion will take control of Cuba and Porto
Rico the same aa the military governor now
controls that portion of Cuba surrendered to
the United States after the Santiago cam
palgn. The many minor details relative to
the evacuation of the Islands are left to the
commission , which will report any difficult
or disputed points to Washington. There
never has been any doubt that the United
States would take full control of Porto fllco ,
but the Instructions to the Cuban military
commission settles any question regarding
that Island and means that for the present
at least the United Sates will assume the
government and control of the remainder of
the island as has beeu the cage In Santiago.
It Novr Develop * that lie Wan Xot
Sentenced to Five Yenrn In Prison
for DeitfCrutlng ; Graven.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 29-Captaln L. C.
Duncan , surgeon of the Twenty-second
Kansas regiment , Is held by the sheriff of
Fairfax county , Va , , on nn Indictment
charging him with desecrating Confederate
graves at Bull Run. It appears that Dr.
Duncan , whose cose has now become
famous , was not sentenced to five years'
Imprisonment but escaped much more light
ly at the hands of the military court , there
being alack of evidence to prove that he
actually took part In despoiling the graves.
He was tried by court-martial under the
sixty-first and sixty-second general articles
of war. The first charge waa "conduct un
becoming an officer and gentleman , " the
specifications being that ho witnessed and
participated In the desecration of the grave
of Major J. T. Luke of the Fifth Alabama
regiment , a well known Confederate officer.
Dr. Duncan , however , was acquitted of any
complicity In the despoiling of the Luke
grave , the evidence proving that ho was
not present but In camp.
The second charge , under the sixty-second
article of war , was "conduct prejudicial to
good order and discipline. " The specifica
tions were , first , that he participated lu the
desecration of the grave of one Humphreys
and , second , failed , to exercise his authority
as an officer in not stopping the desecration
and putting the men so engaged under ar
rest On the first specification , that ot
having participated , he was acquitted , but
on the second the court found him guilty.
The finding of the court-martial approved
by General Davis was that Surgeon Duncan
be deprived of his rank for two months , be
confined to regimental camp and forfeit his
pay for the same length of time , and that
ho be reprimanded by the commanding
How Dr. Duncan Is to be confined to the
regimental camp for two months when he
Is now the prisoner ot the sheriff ot Fair
fax county Is difficult to understand. His
regiment has moved from Thoroughfare Gap
to Camp Meade , Pennsylvania. It Is under
stood that when the sheriff presented his
warrant for him under the Indictment ho"
was voluntarily surrendered. A clash be
tween the state authorities nnd the War
department may develop.
Metiteiiunt llnlncn IJenorlhcH the Un-
Bnaroniriit of LlKnt llnttcry
In 1'ortn llleo.
NEW YORK , Aug. 29. Lieutenant Halncs.
commanding an artillery platoon under Cap-
to hi Potts In Porto Hlco , was wounded on
August 12 , the day the war ended. He is
now ot St. Luke's hospital , la this city.
Talking with his brother. Captain T. Jenklm
Holnes , who Is at his bedside , he said : "The
cable regarding this affair was confuslne.
It spoke of 'Lieutenant Haines being struck
by a stray Mauser bullet. Not serious. ' This
was misleading , as It might lend one to
suppose my battery was not In action and
that my wound was an accident , whereas
several other men were wounded and two
"I was sent out -in advance along the San
Juan road to find n position from which we
could enfilade the Spanish position , from
which a heavy fire had been received , the
Spanish volleys coming with remarkable
regularity nnd precision. On the morning
of August 12 Captain Potts wnu ordered to
proceed up the San Juan road with five
guns for the purpoce of shelling the Spanish
trenches at Asomanto. Four guns , which In
cluded my platoon , were moved Into position
In a field near the San Juan road at n range
of 2,000 yards , the fifth gun being sent
ahead 100 yards to our Ugh : on the road.
"Just before > \o came into action the
enemy opened on us with Infantry volleys
nnd two 3-lnch howitzers. This hastened
us Into Hctlon. We picked up the range
Immediately and did splendid practice. The
two howitzers were noon silenced and the
Spaniards were seen running from their In-
trenchmcnts. Then we slackened our fire
and shortly after we did the enemy took
heart nnd began to return. General Wilson
Bent me with a gun Homo distance up the
road In advance of the rest to try nnd
cnfllado the enemy. 1 proccudvd up the road
on horseback about 200 yards nnd found n
company of Wlsconiln Infantry on a bend
of the road which formed a cover from the
Spanish lire , I passed beyond them und the
gun wan uullmbercd lu the next tuin of the
road , In n somewhat uhultrrvd position.
"My men lay down by the roadside to i-s-
capo tha Hpunlih volleys , which wore com
ing , up the road In our front and right.
Some of my men told mo the enemy were
advancing within 200 yards In force mid
that WH must b'et out or lose the gun. The
firing at this tluio wna very heavy , the
Mausers mining In n storm with each vol
ley. 1 told tin '
I surKt'ant wo would have a
try nt them for luck , niihowt and us I
could BOO no Spaniards nearer than 600 or
COO y nln. I hud him run the gun out on the
road n little. We had uo BOO nor done this
than the Iliu suddenly Increased so fiercely
that the gun could not bo served. We
hauled the HUM hack to the next turn In the
road , whom wo wnro Joined by tha second
KUU , Mill tumble to do any grtiat uxocMtlou ,
owlin ; to tlui Hliflterinl position of the
runny. The flro continued with fierceness ,
but from our new position we brought a
house In view. I had th gun Instantly
trained upon It ax I saw several Spaniards
there outside of It and felt certain It > was
not empty.
"The very first shot landed fairly upon Its
aide and penetrating1 , Inirtt Inside , sending
things flying , The enemy broke cover and
I turned to the sergeant , saying'That was
a good one ; now give them . ' As I turned
something struck mothrough the body , r
knew I waa badly hurt , but felt no pat ) . It
was like being struck over the Bhouldcrwlth
a club. I passed my bund to my aide1 and
brought ll \t ytull of blotnl. The
saw me and ran to taiy Me. 'They've got
me thfs time. ' I ? nld' . nnd he put his arm
nrouml rrir and led mo nw y and let me lie
down. " -
The war was ended that dar.
Detaeheil from > orth Atlantli' rirrt
nnd Transferred to the CrnUer
WASHINGTON. Aug. 23. An order w s
Issued at the Navy department today detach
ing Rear Admiral W. S. Schley from com
mand of the second squadron of the North
Atlantic fifct nnd ordering him to Porto
Rico as a member of the evacuation com
mission , during which time he Is author
ized to fly his flag on the cruiser New Or
leans , which will remain In those waters
until the commission Is ready < o return to
the United Statoj. Admiral Schley will b < -
accompanied to Potto Hlco by the follow
ing members o ( his staff , now attached to ,
the cruiser Brooklyn nt New York Lieutenant - '
tenant J. B. Sears , Lieutenant H. W. Wells. '
Jr. , and Ensign Edward McCauley , Jr. ,
The order for AilmlrnJ Schl y to fly his
flag on the New Orleans Is made In order to
keep him constructively on sea duty while
serving on the evacuation commission , thin
entitling him to the highest pay ot his rank.
JS.OOO per annum. It was for tlie same rea.-
son that the Navy department dcqlded to
keep Admiral W. S.'SaraDson In nominal
command , of the North Atlantic fleet while
le Is In Havana as a member of the Cuban
evacuation commission. His flag will bo
displayed on the auxiliary cruiser Resolute ,
which will take the members of the commis
sion to Havana.
General Uutlcr. one of the members of the
Jubau commission was at the War depart
ment today in conference with the uuthorl-
: ies regarding the dutlej of the commission.
Colonel J. W. Clous of the Judge advocate
general's department , who will aot as one
of the legal advisers of the commission , was
also at the State department today. Ho had
a long conference with Acting Secretary
Moore regarding the legal aspects of the
case. He arrived , here today from Porto
Hlco , where he waa serving on the staff of
General Miles.
The Cllban commission will soil from New
York next Saturday on the cruiser Resolute ,
which will proceed direct to Havana. General
Wade will act aa president ot the commis
The Poito Hlcnn commission will sail from
New York , next Wednesday on tha transport
Soneca. General Gordon arrived here today
from Huntsvllle , Ala. , and received his In
structions from Acting Secretary Moore ot
the State department nnd Secretary Algcr of
the War departmunt. It was his first visit
to Washington since his appointment. It is
expected that he will Join the other mem
bers of the commission In New York tomor
row or early Wednesday taornlnc.
SnntlnKO linn $1)0OOO Left In the
Treasury After All the City's
WASHINGTON , Aug. 29. Adjutant Gen
eral Corbln has. received the following
cablegram from" General Shatter under date
of Santiago :
"I have today- transferred all business
relating to customs over to Major General
Law-ton. There has been collected with the
exception of a small amount In July , $102-
093. Salaries of Officials and all expenses ,
Including street cleaning , city officials ,
police , etc. , hav beeppald to date , leaving
o\er $30,000 in the treasury.
"The expdnses'of the customs house have
been cut from l-id.OOO per annum to $28,000
and that In time c tfbo materially reduced ,
These collections are all made under the
medium tariff , including- large reduction
Hi tonnage. The economy and celerity
which has characterized the business of the
custom houio has been brought about in a
great measure under the supervision and
good management of Donnlson. "
13th and Douglas Sts. , Omaha.
J. U. MAHKUL , A SO.X , Proud.
14th and Harncy St.
American Pan ) 3 to 4 dollars per day.
Streetcars from dppots and from hotel to
Exposition Grounds In tlftecn minutes.
B. S1LLOWAY. Manager
Buy your engraved glnss souvenirs
nt our works , ns you rectlve the
price of admission back on ouch pur
The two mnln features of the Exposi
tion are the modal of the Maine In the
Government building and the De
Mructlon of the Maine on the Alldway ,
next to the Gypsy Fortune' Tellers ,
German Village
N. of Music Hnll Ettst Midway.
Streets of All Nations
Grandest , Best Amusement
Place on Exposition
250 People Representing Different
Til IJ * NEW. . . . . 6 i
East , JBidway Casino J !
New Management , A ,
i New People ; T '
Sew Scenes. C. T. I1UTLBR , Mar. A I
Magnificent Novelty I
01' Till ! MIDWAY , i
Toes , and W , Hug , 30 and 31 ,
Twentieth and Paul Sts.
See ( lie Street Parade
It will leave the gnunds nt 9 o'clock this
morning nnd go on 2 ( > th to CumlnR , to 16th ,
to Capitol AVP. , to lath to , to 9th ,
to Fnriinm. to ICUi , to Cumins , to ground * .
ADMISSION SOi. children under 0. 23c ;
reserved seats. Jl PO , on Bale now nt Kuhn
& CO.'H drug store , corner 15th und DOUR-
lap streets.
| /Fft / Cor. lift
nil nnd
"s * llarnoyiti ,
Telephone 2J17.
i.eiuz & Williams , Props , and MBTS.
W. AV COLE. Act. Manager.
GltliATKST I. > I'OI'I I.VniT\
Speelnl Huturii Kimnneinont of
IIOUW1TK .t IIOWUUS , In their latest
trill cnt > , on The Heart of
The Niieetncnlar TrlniniiU , lute of
1'aliner tov'n "TUe Urinrnlcii. "
Introducing 10 Ileiiiitlful Vonnpr
Ladle * , Seenlu and Uleutrlcnl
Seimntlointl I.O/,13ME Aerial IM.
cnl nnd Itetined MiiNlcal ArtlNt * .
Otierntlc Duetlntrf.
The Human lliitterHy-
And Her Chulluuure Ui > Clreim.
.Ml , Li : . ADKI.l.lO , MuidouurntihlNt.
KITTIU laSMI.lK , Uenerlptlvu Vocalist.
Mutineer .Sniiday , Wednesday and
Saturday. HJ
i3o , : > 5u , and Olio.
Managero. Tel. 1919.
Season of Comic Opcrn.
-Among the principle * , Dorothy Morton.
Marie Hell. Svivestrr Cornish , Kltn Jlur-
rlnKton , Hubert Wllke , Edward Webb.
William SteiienH ] ) , J3en Lodge ,
30 Chorus of 30.
Bargain Matinees Thursday nnd Saturday
25e and 60o. Popular prices "uc , Me , Too ,
l'n fen *
T , , . jj
O. l ) , Woodward , Amusement Director.
TOMGT , SiilO , .
1HU and Harnuy Streets.
The most popular retort in the city.
The attraction for this week
Miss Isabel Henderson
Great Operatic Vocalist.
Admission free.
VOW SI1O/// >
Mammoth Wliale
Length 55 It. Weight80,000Ids
The Onh ( iciMiinu
Whale li'i the n orlU.
( It-cat
Don t fall to take a rldn on
on the MIIJWAV. an-1 HOC a representation
of the UATTLIJ OF MANILA In the Great
Tunnel The patent rlelit for thcafl rail
ways In any p.irt of the United Static fur
nahi by J. A. Grimths , at his oflico on the
f "a r *
'S '
Trained Wild Animal Show.
PROF ! Chittuplotj Holler SUuier
ACUINTON In Den of Lions.
Do Not Forget to Visit the _
Tea Garden , Bazar and Joss
House on West Midway.t > _