Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 02, 1898, Image 1

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T TPP'P'n 4 VI\ 'H'P'P'P'P'n
Exposition Opens New Month with Much
Brighter Prospects.
Sunflower State Has Another Day at the
Transmississippi Fair.
Patriotic Citizens Gross the Border V l f. '
' *
Throng to See the Show. ' '
Oninlia People MM ell ( lie Crowd lit ( lie
Ground * Ilrntvit There l y the
Jleiiutlen nnil Uxtru Attrac
tions for tlie OcfaMon.
Totiil iidinlnsloiiN } ewterdny. . . " ( ) , SOI (
' 1'olal to dull- . 1,1 1 , US
Pretty white buttons ornamented by em
blematic sunflowers and worn on the breasts
of thousands of visitors were the conspic
uous feature at the grounds yesterday. The
celebration of the second Kansas day nnd
the first day of the fourth month of the
exposition were greeted by a crowd that was
strikingly suggestive of the Immense at
tendance that seems assured during the
remainder of the show. The morning trains
brought In thousands of visitors to add to
these who hud thronged the grounds on the
preceding days and although this was par
tially offset by the departure of some who
Jiad completed their visit , yesterday's crowd
remained visibly bigger than those that had
preceded It. It Included a liberal represen
tation of Jayhawkers , among which the
agricultural clement seemed to predominate.
Most of them came out rather earlier than
usual ana the forenoon attendance was ex
ceptional. The crowd was so big at noon
that the addition of the later arrivals was
scarcely perceptible , but In the evening
when the 25-ccnt admission came In play
the gates were again besieged and thou
sands of local visitors swarmed In to enjoy
the concert and the Interesting exhibition
of life saving on the lagoon.
I'orninl Oliiervnnee of ICiiiimiH liny n
ConMileiioiiH SitocewN.
The principal feature of the celebration of
Kansas Day occurred nt the Auditorium at
11 o'clock. A number of very Interesting
nddrcsses were varied by some exceptionally !
pleasing musical features nnd It was ' > y fur
the most elaborate program that has yet
been carried out on the grounds. The only
llllleulty was that It was too long to suit
the patience of the bulk of the big audience
that wan In the building when It started
and comparatively few of them remained
during the three hours that the speaking
The exercises were preceded by a very
enjoyable concert by the McCook band &nd
when the visiting delegation arrived It
found the building very comfortably filled I
with an appreciative crowd. At 11 L
o'clock the official party filed in headed I I
by the Caman Military band of Wlnfleld ,
Kan. , and conducted by President Wattles |
nnd General Manager Clarkson of the ex- |
position and Governor Holcomb. After a selection - <
lection by the band Vice President John E.
Ftost of the Kansas commission Introduced I |
Bishop Frank H. Mlllspaugh of Kansas , who
Invoked the divine blessing on all the In-
tcrcsts that the exposition represents.
The McPhcrson quintet sang a detection
with admirable taste and precision and re
sponded to a well merited encore. Governor
Holeomb then extended the greeting of
Nebraska to Us sister state and said that
his only regret was that all of the people
of the whole country could not como nnd
BCD the evidences of the remarkable achieve
ments of Nebraska during the last quarter
of n century. He suggested that the visitors
bhoulcl feel at home In Nebraska , for the
gorgeous emblems oJ their state grew in
profusion to the very gates of the exposi
tion. The history of the two states Is In
tertwined. loth ! were admitted to the unlqn
under the same act , under the same pecu
liar condltlonn and the same courage and !
enterprise and endurance have alike charac |
terized the people of each state. In the
future as In the past each should bp Inter
ested lu the prosperity and development of
the other.
The governor spoke enthusiastically of .
the future that lies before this favored portion
tion of the continent. With Its fertile soil
and yet undeveloped resources It will be the
granary of the wet Id. The exposition shows
what has b.eii accomplished In one epoch ,
but other epochs arc to follow that will
ehow still greater advancement.
Uoternnr ( illi-U'x HenpoiiNe.
In the absence of Governor Leedy of Kan
sas , who was detained by Illness , ex-Gov
ernor George W. Gllck responded to the
sentiments suggested by Governor Hol
comb. Ho said that Kausans have worked
hard and faithfully to build up their state.
They have built 10,000 school housed and
over 1,200 churches where the children of
the rich and poor sit side by side. Their
'agricultural ' advancement had been rnar-
\ clous and they have every reason to be
proud of the record of their state.
Another selection by the quintet pre
ceded the address of President Wattles , who
very happily expressed the pleasure It af
fords the exposition management to wel
come such a representative party from the
Sunllowcr state. He briefly tketched the
early history of Kansas , referred to the ox-
citlin ; controrursy on the slave question that
had accompanied Its admission to statehood
nnd had for some years after retarded Its
progress. In seven years Kansas had seven
territorial governors , approved four consti
tutions nrd attracted the attention of the
world. Drouth and grasshoppers brought
new misfortune , and the transportation
facilities were taxed to the utmost to carry
the gifts of the nation to the pcoplo of a
suffering state. But good crops brought [
prosperity and Kansas repaid its debt to the
nation by giving more troops In proportion
to Its population than any other state In the
union to defend Its nag. With a soil un
surpassed In fertility by any In the world ' *
nnd with a people Imbued with the spirit
of originality and progress Its prospects were
full of promise of Immeasurable prosperity.
Value of lIlKln-r IMiicuilini.
President Thomas E. Wills of the Kansn
Agricultural college spoke at some length on
the. value of higher education aa a factor
in public advancement. He contended that
Iilgher education doe * not mean the al
of a certain number , of text books. It
means the development of the Intellect , a *
the blacksmith develops bis bleeps , heed
manner in which tb.s c n best be secured
was discussed at length Church , schorls
and raeney making s-bools are no * , In his
Opinion , adapted to the purmf ho fuc
school Is the true system and It should be
open alike to all. To this end It Is urged
that the state should furnlth the
schools , the teachers and the means to
run them. It should provide such
accommodations as will afford the student
the most economical means of living and
thus bring education within the reach of
the poorest citizen of the commonwealth.
This was followed by speeches by C. D.
Hoffman , regent of the State Agricultural
college , nnd Thomas Ware of Topeka. After
the exercises the party adjourned to Mar
ket's cafe where an enjoyable lunch was
served ,
After the exercises In the Auditorium a
lunch was served In one of the restaurants
at which the Kansas commissioners and a
number of Invited guests were bidden. Tern-
eranco drinks were served nnd after the
'J.ables had been cleared nn hour was de-
; /-ted to speaking.
. TiiUe Advantage of the
lie to See HlK Program.
-'jnlsston , n cool breeze blow
ing aJvA'V.ion , two band concerts ,
the cxhiI'/P > . 'ii by the United States
life savlng' 4 * ? ' " " special fireworks and the
attractions atxjje Indian village were some
of the attractions that drew an Immense
crowd to the exposition grounds last night.
The 25-cent admission rate became effective
at 6 o'clock and for .the . two hours following
every car leading to the grounds was
crowded to the foot boards. Hundreds
walked to the gates , where there was a
Jam , such as has seldom been seen.
The work of the life saving crew at night
was something not heretofore seen on the
lagoon and It proved n great card as n
drawer. Every Inch of space along the
viaduct rail from 'tho ' bridge down to the
Government building was occupied. The
shot fired over 'tho spar carried the rope
Just where It was Intended. The shipwrecked -
wrecked crew was saved and carried In
safety to the shore. The swamping of the
boat elicited loud cheers nnd the entire program -
gram was enjoyed hugely by these who wit
nessed It. Many regarded It even more. In-
tcrestlng than when conducted during the
The fireworks on the north 'tract were
special for Kansas day and were witnessed
by a crowd that occupied every seat In the
grand stand. Although he had not been
given much time In which 'to ' manufacture
the fireworks , John Due , chief of pyrotech
nics , sot out and completed what by many
was considered the best display since the
opening of the exposition. The set pieces
were Governor Leedy in colored flre , "Wel
come Kansaw , " the man pushing the bar
row , "Yankee Doodle , " a zlg zag design ,
revolving planets , a spiral wheel In four
colors Intersected by tblrty-slx-lnch scrolls
with revolving wheels at the back of each.
Then there were 100 fountains with fifty
stars each. Rockets and bombs were much
as have been heretofore exploded , with the
exception that there were a number of
double shells , throwing gold and silver fire.
The red In the rockets was unusually flno
and of a much deeper hue , the color remain
ing until It reached the earth.
After the fireworks about everybody
seemed to visit itlie Midway and all of the
concessionaires did a good business until
the hour for closing.
The Indians had their usual dance , but
there were so many other things to attract
attention that few pcoplo visited the camp.
The dance was In the nature of a friendly
gathering and was participated In by the
Crows , Sioux and Asslnlbolnos.
\eirnpnper nt Sprlnwrileld Pnyn All o
Their ISxpennei.
The Leader-Democrat of Springfield , Mo. ,
j' has ' gome vri : girls and they will all bo
In I Omaha next week for the purpose of
j enjoying an outing nt the exposition.
| Some weeks ago Editor J. D. Jewell or
. the I
Leader-Democrat worked
up a voting
scheme t for the purpose of ascertaining the
popularity I of the young women of the town
The five most popular ones he promised free
transportation to Omaha , board for n week
at a first class hotel and
pauses to UK-
exposition during their stay lu town. Theu
the fun commenced and continued until
Monday , when time was called. In figuring
up results It was ascertained that Misses
Ella Ashworth , Emma Hunt , May Mnlone ,
Kittle Evans and Mrs. George E. Preston
had won. This word was conveyed to Sec
retary Wakcfield of the exposition , who yes
terday forwarded the exposition passes to
the editor to bo delivered to the young
women. There was another youne woman
who came within 200 votes or such a mat
ter of being a winner. She Is a Miss Maude [
McLean , and while It Is possible that she
may not como as the guest of the paper
she v ill have a pass to the exposition
grounds. Along with the other passes Sec
retary Wakefield sent ono for this young
woman , recuestlnc that she accept it as a '
courtesy from the exposition. The young
women pvnect to reach Omaha next Tues
day. They will be chaperoned by Miss Orn
Casslty , who Is connected with the Leader-
Want n ( irnml Army A\ ' < - 'ii.
A movement has been started by a number
of prominent members of the Grand Array
of the Republic to have a Grand Army week
In October at the exposition. Several at
them met .together last night and talked
the thing over with the result that It was
resolved to call upon State Department Com
mander Majors to Invite the posts generally
to participate In an encampment hero from
October 10 to 15 and an Invitation Is to bo
sent to General Gobln , national department
commander , and through him calling upon
ex-unlou soldiers of the country generally |
to pay Omaha a visit and take part in a
mammoth Grand Army of the Republic
It Is believed no time could be more pro
pitious for a grand reunion of old veterans
than now as the magnificent record of the
| administration In the late war with Spain
I and the happy termination of this most re
cent conflict afford reason for an enthusi
astic gathering.
Apiary Ilitlldlnx IN Killed.
There Is .no more vacant space In the
Apiary building. The last section was taken
yesterday by G. n. Lewis & Co of Waterloo -
lee , la. , who will put In an exhibit consistIng -
Ing of supplies and tools used in the cultiva
tion of bees and the handling of the honey.
The building Is more completely filled than
the Apiary buildings at any of the former
expositions and the exhibits are said to be
of a better class.
The honey In the Apiary building Is ad-
mlrcd by all who visit the structure. While
It has been nn off year for bees , owing to
the extreme heat and the wet weather durIng -
Ing the early part of the season , the honey
Is excellent and U said to be as fine as any
ever placed on exhibit.
ClurkHun fioea to Cincinnati.
General Manager Clarkson will leave for
Cincinnati Saturday night to attend the
national encampment of the Grand Army of
the Republic , which occurs in tLo Ohio city
next week. During the encampment he will
present the Invitation of the exposition
management nnd the Grand Army posts of
Nebraska to the national body to attend the
veterans' reunion which will be held at the
exposition October 13 and 14. Invitations
( Continued on Fourth Page. )
Commander of the Santiago Campaign
Beaches Montank Point.
the Red Cromi mill Other \iire
Did ( innil Work , lint tlmt the
Kroitt IN \ot thf * 1'lncc
for Women.
NEW YORK. Sept. 1. The transport
M lexlco , with General Shafter on board , was
lighted off Montauk Point at 6:40 : a. m.
oday , and on hour later dropped anchor
I | n Fort Pond bay.
The City of Mexico has on board besides .
General Shafter the members of his staff , '
Deluding Lieutenant Colonels E. J. McCIer-
nand , U. F. Pope nnd 0. McC. Derby : Majors
Robert H. Noble , John Mlley and S. W.
Grosbcck ; Captains Jt E. Gllmore and E.
I. Plummer. As soon as General Wheeler
ivas notified of General Shafter's arrival he
ordered a salute of fifteen guns to bo fired
and Troops M , E , C , II and K. of the Second
end regular cavalry were detailed to escort
Icneral Shafter Into camp when ho should
General Shafter and his staff were landed
from the City of Mexico shortly before 11
o'clock , being taken off in the auxiliary gun
boat Allecn and landed at the "floating
dock , " some distance away from the quar
antine pier. General Young was nt the pier
at the time. The coming ashore of the com
mander and his staff was unexpected. Gen
eral Wheeler had the cavalry drawn up at
the quarantine pier and the guns waiting to
salute General Shafter. He was not aware
that . General Shatter was on shore until thu
latter , ' and his staff had been driven to the |
detention hospital In carriages. General
Shatter appeared In good health when ho
came ashore. On the City of Mexico beside
the general and his staff came ono company , ,
of the First regiment Infantry. No report !
as to their condition has been made. I
cral Shafter was ashore ordered the salute |
of fifteen guns fired. U was difficult to get
near General Shafter at the detention camp ,
but the commander of the Santiago cam
paign sent word to the correspondent that I
he was glad to be on American soil once
more , hut was sorry to learn that so many '
of his men had died and were still sick at
Montauk. He said , however , that had the
troops remained In Santiago they would
have fared much worse.
Surgeon Myer , who came north on the Al
legheny , had something to say today as to
the condition of the transport. It was said
on the vessel that fourteen Ninth Massa-
chueetts men had died. Surgeon Myer stated
that when the Allegheny left Santiago there
were but twelve sick men on board , "but
sickness developed very quickly on the ves
sel when out a few days and deaths oc
curred at the rate of three a day.
The Massachusetts men and the First Illi
nois men were landed from the Allegheny
today and the 145 sick were sent to the hos
pitals. The men from the City of Mexico
were also taken ashore.
Can Out fur Illnmelf.
General Shatter Is now , strictly speaking , '
by reason of rank in command of Camp
Wlkoff , but ho will not assume the -reins of
control until his term In the detention camp
Is finished.
In an Interview this afternoon General
Shaftcr said :
"I knew nothing of the Mlles-Alger con
troversy until I was shown a newspaper on
my arrival here. I will not discuss It now.
nor will I enter the controversy at any time ,
Secretary Alger and General Miles can take
care of themselves and so can I.
"Tho Red Cross and other nurses did good
work at Santiago , but the front Is hardly
the place for women. There was never any
real scarcity of food In Cuba , but there were
no transportation facilities to get supplies to
: te front other than pack mules. The army
j and sick In hospitals down there fared as
well as possible In such a climate. "
When told that It hod been denied that
there was yellow fever at the camp at San
tiago , General Shaftcr said It was nonsense ,
as there was yellow fever there and the
doctors In Santiago , who knew it like a book ,
said It was yellow fever and nothing else.
Santiago was on the mend , the general said ,
and the sanitary measures taken by the offi
cers were having a good effect.
Movement of the Third Corpn from
ClitekiiiuiiiiKii In to De
Third corps headquarters , division head
quarters , divisional hospitals and ambulance
corps leave Camp Thomas tomorrow for
Annlston , Ala. The regiments of the First \
division of the corps will also begin moving
tomorrow. It will be Impossible to get all
the regiments of the corps out this week ,
but they will bo handled as rapidly as pos
sible and will probably all be gone by Tues
day or Wednesday of next week. All the
artillery batteries are expected to get away
j before Saturday night. General Brecktn-
rldge Is very anxious to start them homo
and believes ho will bo able to get trans
portation for all tomorrow and Saturday.
So materially have the conditions In the
I hospitals Improved during the lost few days
i that there Is now but little complaint. The
J number of patients Is decreasing rapidly and
I there are but few deaths. A number of sick '
! men unable to travel are left by each de-
I parting regiment , and on this account the
. general hospital must be maintained for
i some time to come.
' Too HUM- for InvextldaHoii Now.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 1. Surgeon General
I Sternberg today sent the following letter to
| a New York medical publishing house , which
had made Inquiries of him concerning the
i conduct of the war with reference to the
medical department , especially about the
subject of having an Immediate Investiga
tion of ills bureau. Ho says :
I am ready at any moment for a com-
10"plcto Investigation with reference to my ad 1
ministration of the affairs of the medical de
partment , but the War deportment is not
disposed to make such an Investigation as
the result of sjmatlcnal newspaper articles.
There Is at present an evident craze to
criticise without regard to truth or Justice.
In regard to Montauk Point , I Intend to send
at once Lieutenant Colonel Charles Smart ,
, an experienced officer and a professor of
i hygiene , to make a thorough sanitary In-
flvestlgatlon. ] .
; > Third MlHxourl Home Next WIT I.- .
CAMP MEADE. Mlddletown. Pa. . Sept. 1.
Major General Graham Issued orders today i '
assigning the Sixteenth Pennsylvania bat t.
talion to the Second division of the Second ( I I
brigade and the Second West Virginia and !
the Eighteenth Pennsylvania to the First i I
brigade of the First division. The Sixth I
Pennsylvania regiment expects to leave I
camp Monday on thirty days' furlough. At
the expiration of that parlod the troops will
report at Mount Gretna to be mustered out.
The Third Missouri will start Monday for ' <
Kansas City to be mustered out , and tomor
row the detachments of the Thirty-third
and Thirty-fourth Michigan leave for Isle
Lake , Mich. , to join their regiments. The
Thirteenth Pennsylvania , whose headquar
ters are at Scranton , reached camp today
from Carap Algcr. A battalion of the Sev
enth Ohio came In earl this morning.
The patients In the division hospitals will
bo discharged from the ftervlce It they make
application through the proper channels.
on tin : Ohiliini from I'otipe ( or
the United MtnteM.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 1. The War de
partment makes public the following dl -
patch from General Stiles :
PONCE , Sept. L Secretary of War. Wash
ington : Twelve thousand troops will be
left In Porto Rico and nearly 4,600 Infantry ,
cavalry and artillery sail for New York.
These troops sail on the OMsir. . Concho ,
Chester , Alamo , Mlulsslppl and Manitoba.
The division Is under command of Major
General Wilson , with Brigadier Generals
Schwan , Halnes and Garretpou. All these
officers have taken part In the different en
gagements and are entitled to much credit
and I speak for them any consideration that
can bo given on their return home. The
cavalry and artillery leave most of their
horses and all of their field transportations
In Porto Ktco. I Suit on Obdum today.
Major General Commanding.
General Brooke has notified Cnptaln Gen
eral Maclas , the Spanish general commandIng -
Ing at San Juan do Porto Rico , under a flag
of truce carried to the Spanish lines by
Colonel Gocthal , that Rear Admiral Schley
and General Gordon , the American Porto
Rlcan peace commissioners , had sailed for
San Juan from New York on the steamer
Seneca. At the same time General Brooke ,
who is also a member of the commission ,
nked il there was any objection to his pro-
ccedlng overland with Tin escort. Major Jose
Reyes of the Spanish army brought the reply
Oiw General Maclas today. It was sent by
wire and said there were no objections. Con
sequently General Brooke has arranged to
leave on Friday or Saturday with his staff ,
escorted : by Troqp F of the Sixth cavalry
and Captain Pitcher's company of the
Eighth Infantry.
Several stone culverts between here and
the Spanish works on the crest of the moun
tains , which had been blown up , will bo re
paired tomorrow by Colonel Goethal's en-
glneers. The SpanUh fortifications are marvelously -
velously strong , and the Spanish command
ers claim they could have held back the
strongest army In Europe against the strong
est assault In front. The Spaniards had
trenches and two guns. All but 100 men sta
tioned there have returned to San Juan.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 1. A dispatch has
been received at the War department from
i General Miles asking why the troops In
Porto Rico hove not been palfl. The ex
planation Is given that the paymasters with
money for the troops were at Santiago and
ready to proceed to Ponce , but General
Miles objected to these paymasters , saying
they . would bring yellow fever Infection with
them , or the money might bo Infected while
on . board tbo ships. The other paymasters
have been since dispatched to Porto Rico
to pay the troops that remained there.
Fiftieth IOIYII , > ow nt .Inckaonrlllc ,
Included In the Lntext Order.
WASHINGTON , Seat. 1. The War de
partment has Issued orders for the follow
ing movements of troops for the purpose
of being mustered out at their destina
tions : First Wisconsin , from Jacksonville
to Camp Douglass , WIs. ; Fifth Ohio , from
Fernandlna to Columbus ; First United
States Volunteer cavalry , Rough Riders , at
Montauk Point ; Thlrlr-thlrd and Thirty-
fourth Mlchlsan , frora Montauk Point to
Camp Eaton , Island Lake , Mich. ; First
Connecticut , from Dunn Lorlng to Nlnlantlc ,
Conn. ; First Illinois Infantry , from Montauk
Point to armory In Chicago ; Fiftieth Iowa ,
from Jacksonville to Des Molncs ; Third
Virginia , from Camp Alter to Richmond ;
First j Mississippi , from Chlckamauga to
j Lauclerdnle Springs , Miss. ; Second Missis
sippi , from Jacksonville to Laudcrdale
Two PriNonern from I'orto Him.
NEW ORLEANS. Sept. L The United
States transport Whitney reached the city
to.lay with about forty soldiers and civilians
who came direct from Porto Rico. The
Whitney also brought two prisoners heavily
shackled , one of them being Private Alex
ander La Duke of the Second Wisconsin
regiment , who killed Private Thomas Staf
ford In Ponce and who was tried by court-
martial and sentenced to the penitentiary
for life. The other prisoner Is Henry
Apter , a civilian , who Is charged with rob
bery. The commands represented by the
returning soldiers arc th'o Nineteenth In
fantry , Third artillery. First Pennsylvania
artillery , Twenty-first New York and the
First regiment of New York cavalry.
CoimnliNlnn of Jio Service > "OYT.
WESTERLY. R. L , Sept. 1. Corporal
William A. Talcott , jr. , Company M , Sev
enty-first New York volunteers , died here
today of malarial fever contracted In Cuba.
His body will be taken to the home of his
parents In Rockford , 111. Talcott , who waa
28 years of age , was graduated from Amherst -
herst college in 1893 , nnd from the Harvard
law school In ISO" . In January last he
was admitted to the New York bar. He
enlisted as a private and was promoted for
gallantry before Santiago. He was listed
for a second lieutenancy In the regular
Klmt Ohio to He MiiHtered Out.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 1. It Is probable
that the First Ohio volunteer regiment will
be mustered out In a few days. The regi
ment Is now nt Fernandlna. Quito a con
troversy has arisen In regard to the disposi
tion of the regiment , the officers desiring to
remain In the service , while the men want
to go home. The men have asked for their
discharge , not In a body , but Individually ,
and It Is probable that the regiment will be
mustered out as a whole.
SuntliiKO llONiltnl Report.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 1. General Law-
ton's dally bulletin concerning the health
of the Santiago troops follows :
Total sick , 33C ; total fever cases , 252 ;
total now cases fever , 12 ; total returned to
duty , 6.
Deaths : John C. Goard. Company E , Slx-
! , tcenth ' United States Infantry , acute dysen-
' tcry ; A. P. Peterson , private , Company K ,
First Illinois , typhoid fever , following yel
low fever ; Harry Dlschoff , private , Troop >
F , Second cavalry , yellow fever.
CiixeN lit San Frnnelxeo Hunpltiil.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 1. At the division -
' vision hospital there are ninety-two pa
tients from the Seventh California regiment ,
I seventy-five from the Tennessee , fifty-two
' from the Iowa , thirty-five from the Twenty-
third and twenty-five from the Twentieth
Kansas. Two deaths have occurred since
the last report , those of Private R. S. Gar-
rett of the Seventh California and Barton
J. Drown of the Fifty-first Iowa.
( Mlleer to Mnitler Out lovrn Men.
DES MOINES , la. . Sept. 1. Lieutenant D.
L. Howell of the Seventh United States In-
fantry arrived today from Montauk Point to
muster out the Fifty-second Iowa volun-
teers and other troops which may bo lint
to Des Molnes
Hot Unonuli for
rCHICAGO. . Sept. 1. This was the third
day with the mercuries In the 80s and the
signal service declares there will be no
relief for several days at least. On the
street level today thermometers registered ! l
93 and 95. There were three deaths and
twenty-two prostrations.
Horrible Conditions on the Spanish Transport
Isla do Fanaji
One Hundred nnd Twenty-Five I" n
Condition nnd the Kent
iiK Skeleton * with
nhuntly I'mture * .
( Copyright , 1S9S , by Press Publishing Co. )
MADRID , Sept. 1. ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The Isla do
Panay arrived today with repatriated
soldiers from Cuba on board. There were
twenty-five deaths on the voyage from
Santiago nnd 125 others arc In a dying con
dition. The remainder are In very bad
shape , many of them being 111 , and the ap
pearance of all Is positively ghastly. The
slglit Is worse than any witnessed In
Turkish prisons where Armenians are con
fined. The lower classes here are deeply ,
perhaps dangerously Impressed.
Four thousand repatriated officers have
returned from Cuba and the queen regent
has placed her palace at Rlofrlo at their
I disposal , with accommodations for most of
I i that ] number. The officers have gratefully
j accepted the offer.
Sllvela has declined Sagasta's Invitation
to servo on the Paris commission. The
Duke of Tetuan likewise refused , apparently
wishing to saddle on the liberals the whole
All Catalunta protests against a continu
ance of special war taxes and Insists on an
immediate repeal , threatening closure of all
the factories. A poor relief sergeant In at
tempting to hand Sagasta a letter yesterday
, ,
day was mistaken for an anarchist nnd ar
rested. The minister of finance finds the
land survey a Job.
lliillctx Killed Three Hundred and
l-'lfty nnd tllneiiNe Kill * Itettveeii
1,200 mid U.OOO Soldier * .
CHICAGO , Sept. 1. The Tribune tomor
row will print statistics showing the num
ber of soldiers who have been killed In bat
tle and have died of disease In camps dur
ing the war with Spain. The Tribune says
. While 300 officers and men have been
' killed In battle or died of wounds received
there have died of disease In camps between
1,200 and 2,000 volunteers and regulars. Th
Tribune has secured the names of 1.2S4 who i
died In camp , on transports , or at home ,
after contracting the dread malaria In ono
of the camps.
There Is no doubt about The 1,284 whose
names have been secured. Neither Is there
much doubt that there are hundreds dead
whose names could not be secured on ac
count of lack of records and the Inability or
unwillingness of army officers to furnish
lists of the dead.
The Tribune gives the following statistics
of dead In euch camp , giving In every In
stance a full list of names and the nature
of disease. The list by camps Is as follows :
Camp Thomas , 352 ; Santiago , 341 ; San
Francisco , 78 ; Camp Alger , 75 ; Wlkoff , 63 ;
Jacksonville , 50 ; Tampa , 58 ; Miami , 76 ; Fer
nandlna , Lakeland , Carap Meade and other
minor camps , In private hospitals , at home ,
etc. , 115 ; state camps , 36 ; transports and
hospital ships , 90 ; total , 1,284.
Deaths are attributed to the following .
causes : Typhoid fever , CIS ; yellow fever ,
84 ; dysentery , 63 ; meningitis , 47 ; malaria ,
81 ; pneumonia , 61 ; causes reported as fever ,
106 ; miscellaneous ailments or diagnoses not
reported , 327.
Of the regular army 290 are dead ; Massachusetts - ,
chusetts Is second with 130 ; Illinois third
with 100 ; Michigan fourth with 91 , nnd New
York fifth with 85. '
Ai > polntineiitfi of Memhern of the
Much Trouble.
MADRID , Sept. 1. The deadlock over the
appointment of the peace commissioners
still continues. Senor Sagasta , the premier ,
made a statement as to the foreign policy , j
referring particularly to the disarmament i
proclamation of Emperor Nicholas. Lieutenant - '
tenant General Correa , minister for war ,
i read a dispatch from General Rlos , acting
governor general of the Spanish territory
In the Philippine "Islands , announcing that
[ he had acceded to Admiral Dewey's re- '
quest to open Philippine ports , subject to
ratification by the Madrid government.
Senor Sagasta , according to El Ilcraldo ,
Is trying to persuade the Duke of Tetuan ,
now leader of the diffident conservative. ! ,
to Join the peace commission.
Tonight several members of the chamber
of deputies have expressed a strong belief
that a cabinet crisis will follow Immedi
ately on the meetljig of the Cortes.
Tbo probable composition of the new con
servative ministry Is being discussed.
They Arc to Hnve Civil Pimltlonn In
SimtliiKO 1'rovliice to 1'aclfy the
Tiirhulent nieiiient.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA. Sept. 1. General ' !
Law ton received word today that the Cuban '
leaders , Cebreco , Lacrct and Pedro Perez | I i
have been ordered by General Gomez to | '
place themselves under Law-ton's command.
General Lawton believes that the arrange-
j ments will expedite the disbanding of the
| Cuban forces. He has decided to employ
Cuban officers In Important civil positions
In the province of Santiago de Cuba. Gen j
eral Castillo will get a place and will act
as General Lawton's adviser In making
other appointments.
He-lire Auxiliary Naval VI-HPH-IH.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 3. As the result of
a short lntor-rlew ct .he N.u-y department
today between Assistant Secretary Allen
and President Grlscnm of the International
Navigation company tlv N.v/v department
tomorrow will deliver ul Cramps In Phila
delphia the four vessels cturtureJ from tlmt
company , formerly known as thu New York ,
Paris , St. Louis and St. Paul. The thlps
are to be restored by the Cr.imi3 | to tbo
exact condition In which they were when
i taken by the Navy department for use in
I the war.
Keniove SIcU to .Netv York.
NEW YORK , Sept. 1. The ambulance
ship Shlnnecock , with 271 sick soldiers on
board , arrived here today from Montauk
Point. Only about twenty of the men are
well enough to be granted furloughs.
KurloiiKlm for Tu
NEW YORK. Sept. L The Thirty-third
and Thirty-fourth regiments , Michigan vol-
unteers , 111 leave Camp WIckoff tomorrow
for home , having been granted furlouchs.
II n. ill 71)
Ul n. in SU
11 n. in SB
12 in S7
At the ( ironndftt
Pencil l > ny.
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ureiR nt Kiieiiiiiiiitii'iit.
Id n. in. , .Met'ook llniid nt the Atiill-
tnrlmn ,
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iiient Ilnlldlim.
I 11. in. , Life SnvluK Mvlilliltlou on
7 i > . in. , Mcvlrnn llnnd , Cranil 1'lara
S ] i. in. , MIINU Carnival on < irnnd
Miiety-Kl e of the XelirnxUn llnyn
front CliluUnmntiKii Are
Very 111.
ST. LOUIS , Sept. 1. The Second regiment
of Nebraska volunteers passed through this
city tonight enroute homo from Chlcka-
manga. The train came In on the Illinois
Central In four sections nnd left over the
Missouri Pacific. Ninety-five of the soldiers
ore very 111 nnd were furnished with milk
at the Union station.
One Hundred nnd Thirty-Seven Se-
liriixkn .Men Arc I.nld I p nt
LINCOLN , Sept. 1. ( Special Telegram. )
Adjutant General Barry tonight received
frora Colonel Drycn the dally report of sick
in the Third regiment , Nebraska volunteers.
This report gives fifty-three sick In the hos
pital and eighty-four In quarters.
Colored Troop * for Culm.
INDIANAPOLIS , Scut. 1. The two com
panies of colored volunteers raised In this
state under command of Cantalns J. W.
Porter and John J. Buckner , left for Fort
Thomas , Ky. , this afternoon , where they
will report to Colonel Hugglns for asslcn-
ment. The department has promised to
send them to Cuba or Porto Rico for garrison -
risen duty. The officers of both companies
are colored , the first colored officers com
missioned by the War deoartment.
Merrltt at HOIIK KOUK.
LONDON. Sept. 1. The United States
transport China , according to a dispatch
from Hong Kong , to the Dally Mall , has
arrived there with General Merrltt and Gen-
oral Greene , the former en route for Paris
to attend the proceedings of the Hispano-
Amorlcan peace commission , nnd the latter
en route to Washington.
IlnllrondH nnd Te.lcurnnh I.lncs Ilndly
Demoralized Storm nnd Heiivy
Italii Hench Atlanta.
ATLANTA , Ga. . Sept. 1. The storm
which swept over southeast Georgia for the
last two days has put six counties under
water and has paralyzed railroads nnd tele
graph communication In that part of the
state. Armies of railroad men ore at work
on all lines affected , but are making poor
progress , as the rnln continues. Many
trains from Atlanta and north and west are
at Tcnnllle , Ga. , unable to move. Eight
Inches of rain fell nt Tennlllo In twelve
hours and the wind reached a velocity of
sixty miles an hour. Bridges were wrecked
and houses and trees blown down , but so far
as : known no lives were lost. The damage
to bridges and roads In Washington county
alone Is $15,000.
Atlanta received a touch of the storm
today. The wind reached a velocity of
thirty-five miles and the rainfall was very
SAVANNAH , Ga. , Sept. 1. The steam
pilot boat K. H. Estlll picked up Captain
Wilson and thiee men from the schooner
Edwin I Gasklll , which Is wrecked on Hilton
Head beach. Tihe Estlll also picked up Cap
tain Moil and two men from the Norwegian
bark ' D. H. Morris , which Is lying off Port
Royal ' bar with its sails and rigglog gone.
Five ' men from the Norwegian bark Ragna ,
which Is wrecked on Gaskln bank , were
also picked up.
The Esllll reports passing a vessel , sup
posed 1 to bo n schooner , bottom up ten
miles east of Tybee light.
The schooner John S. Dearlng , Captain
Woodland , from Baltimore to Jacksonville
with canned goods , Is ashore on Daufausklo
Island. Its crew Is safe.
UcleRnteH of liiHiirm-iit Kori'cn lo
Meet nt CninnKiiey to Klect u
Xew Government.
HAVANA. Sept. 1. General Pando has
failed for New York with his staff on the |
Ward liner Philadelphia. The delegates of
the Insurgent forces will meet at Camaguey ,
where they will elect a new government.
Advices from Neuva Paz state that the (
forts surrounding the town have been torn
down , and the palm barrier defengo has (
been destroyed. In the government lottery
the drawing took place today nnd the big 1
prize was drawn by the government.
Senor do Castro , the civil governor , con i-
tinues to minister to the poor. Ho Is send
ing supplies to San Antonla les Buries / ,
Cclba , Del Agun , Cano and other places.
The general health of Havana Is good , and
although yesterday forty-four deaths were
reported , there Is comparatively little sick
ness. A general order has been Issued to
the First battalion of Havana volunteers by
their colonel , who praises their zeal ana
eagerness to see actual warfare. Ho re
minds them that though there Is a sus
pension of hostilities to treat for peace , the
mission of the volunteers Is not enchil and
will not terminate for a long time. Ho
exhorts them to prove their worthiness by
standing together and by setting an example
of order and discipline as long as It may
bo deemed necessary by the government.
Senor De Castro today eont out a num
ber of ambulances to pick up the poor sit
ting on the sidewalks on the streets.
Movement * of Ocean Vemiulu , Si-pi. I ,
At Bremen Arrived Travc , frora New
At Liverpool Arrived Servla , from New
York ; Germanic , from New York.
At New York Sailed American , for Rot
terdam ; Frtedrich der Gross , for Bremen.
Arrived Britannic , for Liverpool ; Phoenicia ,
from Hamburg ,
At Queenbtown Sailed Waesland , for
Philadelphia ; Majistlt , for New York.
At Naples- Arrived KaUcr Wllhclm II ,
from New York ,
At Southampton Arrived Steamer Fuorst
Illimarck. from New York for Hambure.
French Capital Oity Stands in Danger of
Revolutionary Turbulence ,
Cabinet Ministers Beside Themselves with
Consternation nud Apprehension.
Gravest Rumors .Ciroulnto Compromising
Chiefs of General Staff ,
lionely Prisoner on Devll'x Inland Maj
He Itrpntrlatril nnd Once.
J'ai'c Hln Aceiinern ill
O lie it Co * <
( Copyright. 1S9S , by Press Publishing Co. ]
i . . PARIS , Sent. 1. ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) Paris Is
ablaze with excitement over the Dreyfus
revelations. Experienced students of
Parisian moods declare that nothing short
of a miracle can stave off some outbreak
of revolutionary turbulence. The ministry
's bcsldo Itself wl'h consternation and ap
prehension. Heretofore the republic has
been saved at critical moments by reliance
on the army , but now the army Is demoral
ized nnd the pcoplo suspect It of being rot
ten , root and branch.
The sravest rumors still circulate com
promising chiefs of the general staff In con
nection with Henry's suicide.
Tonight a report readily credited went
flying along the boulevards that Dolsdcffro
had followed Henry's example.
. Public confidence Is so utterly shattered
that no anticipation too grave ran be dis
believed. Popular sentiment Is fast crystal
lizing 1 In favor of a revision of the Dreyfus
case. The Inspired statement of Temps that
the discovery of Henry's forgery only gives
added force to the proofs of Dreyfus' guilt
is regarded ns merely showing the sheer
dementia | of the ministers In face of the
tremendous crisis. Temps has now executed
j1 change of front nnd demands a revision ,
In which It Is supported by other leading
Dreyftii 'lay Come Home.
The World correspondent learned at the
ministry of commerce tonight that orders
' for ' the repatriation of Dreyfus may Inatio
at any moment. Several cable dispatches
have already passed between the ministry
nnd Cayenne understood to bo Inquiries re
specting possible arrangements for sending
> the ' convict home.
The Intelligence branch of the war office
Is In a state of painful excitement over
the ' dlsuracc of the suicide. Its chief and
other members of the staff Implicated In the
conspiracy are declared to bo under sur
veillance , but the truth la In the present
temper of the public mind every official
Hiispccts encb other nnd a white terror
prevails among olficlals. Disclosures of
n more grave event than the Panama scan
dal are freely predicted for the ministry.
i Cavalsnac Is stated by Temps to be still
convinced of Dreyfus' guilt , but at the
ministry of war the World correspondent
was Informed this evening that there was
no warrant for such on assertion. In fact ,
, It Is hinted that since Henry's suicide other
evidence has been unearthed whlrh haa
modified Cavnlgnac's belief In Dreyfus' cul
HevUlon Munt Come.
Yves Guyot said to mo today : '
"The honor of the army cries out for o
revision. No device can now frustrate it. "
Frances Depressucso asseverated with In
tense feeling : "Revision Is as ertaln as
that the nun will rise tomorrow. Its re
fusal could no longer be regarded as other
than equivalent to the avowal that Drcyfua
had been wrongfully convicted. "
Even IJumetlere , SCoIa's fiercest opponent
and bitter personal enemy , declared : "I
am awaiting Judicial proofs which I am con
fident the government can produce at a re
hearing. "
Georges Clcmcnceau , who defended Zola
with his labors , said : "I have witnesses to
swear that Fauro has himself declared to
Intimate friends that he has been ciiamo-
fully misled nnd cheated. The only ques
tion now Is the time and method of n re
hearing. Much will depend on the method. "
Anti-Dreyfus Journals still cling desper
ately to the lost causa with a strange per
version of mind , styling Henry a martyr to
patriotism and a typical man of honor. The
ministers are still asserted to bo divided on
the revision question nnd It Is deemed qulto
possible that a ministerial crisis may relieve
lievo the objectors of responsibility for
sanctioning that course.
i\tract from lireyfuo' I.i-fcr .
Special point is given under present cir
cumstances to the Dreyfus letters , now first
published , though received four years ago
by Madaino Dreyfus. One extract Is as fol
lows :
"I will not tell you all I have suffered ,
for In the whole world there are no words
patriotic enough for that. Do you remember
my telling you how happy we were. Evcry-
thing smiled for us In life. Then all of a
sudden a clap of thunder so appalling that
my brain still reels. I was accused of the
most monstrous crime a soldier can com-
rait. I have had moments of wild madness.
I have even wandered , but my
kept nwako and said to mo , 'Lift up your
I head and look the world In the face. Strong
In your good conscience , walk straight. It
I Is a terrible trial , but you must undergo
I . . .
This Is certainly not like the letter of a
guilty man pretending to be Innocent. Hero
Is another extract :
"To have worked all one's life for one
single end and that end taking revenge
against that Infamous ro'bbcr who despoiled
us of our dear Alsace , and.then see one's
| self accused of treason toward one's coun-
try ! No. my darling. My mind refuses to
take It In. Do jou remember how I told
you about my being ten years ago at Mull-
house ? In the month of September It wan
and I heard one day passing under our
windows a German band celebrating the
anniversary of Sedan. My anguish was
such I wept with rage. I bit the sheets
with anger and swore to consecrate all my
strength and understanding to the servlcn
of my country against those who thu :
trampled on the Alsatians In their anguish.
My life has now but one rlngle aim to dis
cover the wretch who betrayed his country. "
Detail ) , of Hie Snlelde.
LONDON. Sept. 1. ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The Dally
New : . ' Paris dispatch says :
Not a guard stayed In Henry's room , only
on the landing , but the suicide would have
taken place. At about tbrco minutes to
five tbo canteen waiter came to take or
ders for dinner. Ho found the door locked
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