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•" r » - v ~ '-* '"" ' f ' , '~ '•' ~ " * ' GOT omn 12, TIE HEWS IB IOWA NO LICENSE NEEDEb. Itinerant Motto** Can i»«ictlc» tttthtttkt Paying It. DE$ MoiSfcs, Oct. 7.—An important decision has been handed down in the distinct court nt Knoxrille by .Tndge Ramble, in the case of the state against Dr. 13. R. Perkins, of Des Mdities. -Dr. Perkins was arrested in Knoxville some weeks ago on the charge ot Violating a city ordinance imposing a daily license fee of $5 upon all itinerant physicians, doctors or surgeons. When the case came before Judge Gamble he rendered an important ruling which is of interest throughout the state. The judge stated that ho municipality had the right under the statutes to assess a license upon any physician, dentist or surgeon. As it has been customary in many cities to levy a license fee upon all itinerant dentists or physicians who come to the place to oractice their profession, this ruling will be of vital interest to all such traveling physicians or dentists. A HORRIBLE FATE. An Atlantic Wotnnn Meet* Death by Being Run Over by tlic Cam, ATLANTIC, Oct. 0.—Mrs. James Rnm- scy was instantly killed by having her head and arm cut off. She was the wife of the Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific car repairer, and it is presumed she was passing through the yards to the repair shops to see her son, when the caboose of a local freight struck her and threw her to her death. The wheels of four cars passed over her. The train crew were doing their reg- i ular work and shoved sonic cars | against the caboose just as she was passing around it. Her husband has been a faithful emplo3'e for nearly a quarter of a century, and at the time of the accident was visiting his son at Guernsey, it being the first lay-off he had asked for since he commenced work. WM. CHRISTOPH GUILTY. Special Vft-lKtit trtttn Derailed ftnd Fit*- mnn Starkey Killed. IOWA. CIT*, Oct. 8.—A special freight train, pulled by engine 804, Engineer Al. ttibbard, and Conductor VV. Strawhorn, Was derailed at Coralville switch, two miles West of Iowa City, shortly after 9 O'CJOCK p. m. and Fireman F. Starkey -was killed. It is very evident that the wreck was the result of train wreckers, for investigation proved that the switch had been thrown and a coupling pin placed between the split rails, which threw the front trucks of the engine off the track, thus derailing the engine and four cars, which were loaded with grain. It is believed the Wreckers were after the fl:33 passenger train for tho purpose of robbery. A reward of §*>00 has been offered for the criminals. ALL OVER THE WORLD SPAIN SHOWS HER TEETH, in Jnry In New Hampton Murr.or Case Brings In a Verdict. .NEW HAMPTON, Oct. 10.—The Wm. Christoph murder case is now ended. After deliberating- for four hours the jury brought in a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree and fixed the penalty at imprisonment in the penitentiary for life. He will be taken to Anamosa. The Christoph murder is one of the most noted in the northern part of the state for some time, Christoph was accused and finally convicted of havinsr murdered a girl b3'tlie name of Minnie Boos. The case has been fought with considerable vigor, and it was anticipated that a verdict of guilty would be found, as the evidence was of a strong character. Suspected Robbers Arrested. MABSHALLTOWX, Oct. 7.—Two more suspects who are thought to have been members of a gang who had their headquarters at the home of Mag Johnson, at Gifford, have been taken in charge by local officers and are charged with robbing a millinery store at Union recently. One of the men, who gave the name of R. H. Kennedy, was arrested at the Pilgrim hotel while taking a bath, and the other man, who gave the name of Gordon Smith, later came to the jail to talk to Kenned3 T and was placed under arrest. Both men were seen to board a train under suspicious circumstances at Gifford and come to Marshalltowii. They have been turned over to the Hardin county officials. Kendall and Ryan, the two other suspects who were members of the Gifford gang, are now awaiting trial in Marshalltown for the robbing of a safe at "Vancleve. I'l-obably Fatal Accident. CLINTON, Oct. 7.—Patrick Kennedy, R farmer living near Albany, a few miles from Clinton, was driving across the Chicago, Burlington & Qnincy tracks at East Clinton. The wagon was struck by a passenger train, throwing Kennedy out. One horse was killed and Kennedy received terrible injuries about the head and left. side. He was brought to Clinton in an unconscious condition and taken to Mercy hospital. He cannot live. Fell Off a Train. BLOCKTOX, Oct. 9.—Charles Gingrich, of Lancaster, AVis., fell off a moving passenger train at Arispie, atmidnight, and was instantly killed. He was on his way to Oklahoma to look for farming laud. He was said to be very much under the influence of liquor and appeared to be a man about 50 to 55 years of age. lotva peutUR at Jitvk«ouvllle. jAcicgoxvjLLK. Flu., Oct. 7.—Deaths in the Forti'-niuth Iowa: Companj' H, H. Staminger; Company F, Tipton, IS. Frahro; Company G, Reiubeck, David M. McCord. Iowa Buy Df»il at Presidio. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7.—Private Kirk Bates, of the Fifty-first Iowa, is dead at Camp Presidio. Complications following typhoid fever are responsible for his death. Locked iu tlie Jce Jiiur. NEW HAMPTON, Oct. 7.—Tlie saloon of George Moetseh, of Devon, was entered by five masked men and at the point pf several pistols he was compelled to {rive up Iris money, lie was then locked up in the ice box. He flpally got out, but was pretty badly used up. There is po Vote tq 4»4 tb«i Cull BJBUJTOJBD, Qei, e.—After $ wry fierce contest over the proposition £Q vote a f$K tp »ijJ thf construction of ratal Accident at Shell Rock. SHELL ROCK, Oct. 7.—As the children of .1ohn P. Halt were going home from school a half-witted neighbor boy overtook them with his wagon. After getting them in his wagon he concluded to give them a good scare by running the team and pretending that he could not hold them. 'Die boys became frightened and he told them to jump. One jumped and struck si stone and died in a few hours. The other jumped but escaped injury. IOWA CONDICNSKI). San Francisco dispatch: Adjutant General Bycrs. of Iowa, now hero, expresses himself ns greatly pleased with what he has seen so far of the military management at Camp Merritt, especially such of it as pertained to the Iowa regiment. He devoted sometime to a study of the workings of the general hospital. Personal interest touches him there, for his son-in-law. Henry Barnett, of the Fifty-first, is recovering from a serious illness. The case against Prof. Herman Brueckner, of Sioux City, who was charged with attempted murder by poisoning his wife, has been dismissed on motion of the state. It is impossible to fix the crime upon the orchestra leader, and it was dismissed on motion of the county attorney. Brueckner at once retaliated by filing a suit in the district court for S:J5,000 damages aprainst Dr. John Herman, who placed the serious charge against him. Burglars entered the hardware store of Danford & Mills, at Blockton, and took therefrom about $5250 worth of cutlery, razors and firearms. The burglars effected an entrance through a window in the rear of the store by cutting through the glass and forcing the sash lock so they could open the window. No clue as to who the perpetrators of the crime were has yet been, discovered. Large rewards have been offered for their arrest and it is hoped they may be caught. S. P. Mercer died a few days ago at his home near Iowa City as the result of a gunshot wound received several weeks ago. One night returning from camp meeting the young man stopped at Timothy Kalcne's farm to get a drink of water. Someone, Mercer claimed it was Kalene. appeared on the scene and without a word of warning discharged a gun at him. He was actually hit in the stomach and side by seventy-five buckshot. Kulene, it is alleged, was angry because an unwelcome fellow had been courting his daughter and he accordingly fired at the first alleged intruder who appeared on his farm. Kalene has been arrested and placed under bonds. At Clinton recently the Roduiunchcr- YVare case was concluded and went to the jury at 3:30 p. in. At 4 o'clock the jury returned a verdict of §10,000 for plaintiff. Last spring Ed. Ware, grandson of the late Chauncey Lamb, the millionaire lumber man of Clinton, was driving on Second street. The horse became unmanageable and ran away, crashing into a buggy driven by Mr. Rodamacher, one of the leading merchants of Clinton, throwing Roda- macher to the ground. He died shortly afterward from tlie injuries received. Mra. Rodamacher immediately brought suit for damages. The ease attracted much attention and great interest was shown on both sides for several days. The case will be carried to the supreme court. A peculiar accident occurred one day last week on the Chicago & Northwestern north of Eagle Grove. A passenger train was at the first station north, and Engineer Ilager was going north with a freight train with a time order to meet the passenger train at Goldfield. He saw he could not reach the meeting- point, so he cut loose his engine and shot ahead of the train to place a flagman in advance. Returning he threw the throttle wide open, and on rounding a curve Was horrified to see his train coining down grade upon him. He could not stop the engine, and he and his fireman jumped, The fireman was uninjured, but Hagcr had one arm and one leg broken. The engine and train came together, and the engine was completely wrecked and three or four curs piled together. John McCYary, aged 3U years, was burned to a crisp a, few nights auo by the burning of the jail at Clare, a smal] town a few miles from- Fort Dodge, at 3 o'clock a. in. MeCrary was a prominent farmer ami belonged to a we}l-to-dp family. The origin of the fire is unknown. Boqne iv little child of George W- Brown, county surveyor, gpt hold of a. bpttle cop twining ,u jsolijtjOB of corrosive eybljxuaiie jin4 droufc a quan tity o| It, Prompt 8ppljeatio$ of stench, pump p<iy«4/M>e liWle life, snipi IMsttQW Considered oj)t Reinforcement* S*nt to Philippine* •Violation .of Protocol. WAsmJfGTOS, Oct. 9. Dewey has cabled the navy department that he is advised that a number of Spanish troops have arrived at Singapore bound for the Philippines to reinforce the Spanish garrison at Iloilo. At this place is concentrated about all that remains of the Spanish army of occupation of the Philippines outside of a few troops on th* island of Luzon. In dispatching troops from Spain to the islands the Spanish government has raised the direct question as to the right to reinforce troops now engaged inactive hostilities with theinsurgent forces. The weight of opinion here is that this action is permissible and floes not c institute a breach of the terms of the i r itocol suspending hostilities. A good deal, however, may depend on whether the Spaniards confine themselves to a defensive position or undertake to carry on an offensive warfare against the insurgents. The cable gave some consideration to this subject, which in tlie end is likely to be left, to the disposition of the peace commission. OUR CUBAN AGENT. liiirrln Slwrts on n Tour of tlio Cniinn CatuniiiiHlft. XKW YOISK. Oct. H.—The Herald's Santiago special says: Garcia has left the city on his mission through Santiago province. acting- as the agent of the American government, to arrange the details for the- disbandiuent of the Cuban army in the east. He will confer with the military commanders in the outlying districts, using his strong influence to induce a peaceful disarming of the Cuban soldiers aud their return to work. Garcia left the city with an escort of sixty men. He will go to Jignani, Bayomd and Mau/.an- illo. visiting on the way all other important Cuban commands. The tour will probably occupy three weeks, and the party received rations for that period from General Lawton. TRAGEDY AT CANTON, OHIO. Itrothcr of Mm. IHcKlnley Found AVIth Three Bullets in Ills Mody. CANTON, O., Oct. S.—George D. Saxton, a brother of Mrs. Win. Mclvinley, was shot dead at 0:10 o'clock last evening in front of the residence of Mrs. Eva B. Althouse, widow of the late George Althouse, where he is presumed to have gone to make a. call. Five shots were fired, three ot which entered his body. Mrs. Anna C. George has been placed under arrest on suspicion of the murder. Mr. George recently secured damages from Saxton for alienation jJJf his wife's affections. Indian Trouble .Kntled. WAI.KEH, Minn., Oct. 3.—Gen. Bacon and all of his men have arrived here, having no difficulty about embarking. He reports that at several places along the lake were seen white flags, indicating a general surrender. However, there is grave fear among those who are acquainted with Indian characteristics that the end is not yet, and that they may be massing for anew attack. The bodies of Major Wilkinson. Sergeant Butler and four privates and eleven wounded soldiers have been sent to St. Paul. Great Work Done by llobson. PT.AV.V niii, ESTK, Oct. 7.—Naval Constructor Hobsou has just returned with several more guns which were recovered from the Spanish cruiser Almirante Oqucndo. Five other guns recovered from sunken Spanish warships have been lauded at Santiago. Hobson's success in that feature of his work is shown by the fact that the gnus so far recovered from the wrecks of the Infanta Maria Teresa, Viaeaya and Almirante oquendo are valued'at 55300,000. Foreign Troops nt I'ukln. PKKJN, Oct. 8.—A detachment of sixty-six Russian soldiers, with two 7- pounders, 200 British marines and BO German marines, arrived in Pckin and marched to the quarters assigned to them. They will protect the legations of Russia, Grea(^Britain and Germany. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. STATUS OF INDIAN OUTBREAK If Government Will trie Farther Fore* K«ce*»iiry to ArrMt th* Indian*. ST. PAiri. Oct. 10.—A Walker special says: At the Indian council held at the reservation a demand was made by the government through Indian Agent Sutherland that the men concerned in the killing of the soldiers--near Bear Island be given up to answer the charge of murder. Marshal O'Conner. with 550 troops, commanded by General Bacon, moved to the reservation agency at in o'clock Saturday morni'-g. Another effort will be made to apprehend the twenty Indians for whom the marshal has bench warrants. When the troops arrived reservation runners were .sent out and the men ordered in. In case they refuse, the marshal, backed by the troops, will g<J after them. WASHINGTON. Oct. 0.—Brigadier General Bacon, in charge of the troops at Walker, reports as follow-s: "Accompanied by eighty men of the Third infantry. U. S. Marshal, deputies nnd Indian agent and police, I went on the ftth to the mainland north of Bear Island. Leech lake. After arresting the leading Indians, my command was attacked by n force of Bear Island Indians. The' fighting lasted from noon until dark." the Indians being beaten back, presumably to the left mainland, during the night of the Mil. Yesterday a few stray shots were fired into camp and the. surrounding underbrush. The marshal, Indian agents and most of the civilians left by steamboat at the beginning of the fight. My casualties are: Captain Wilkinson, .Sergeant Butler, Privates Xeibel. Ousted. Lowe. Schwalenstecker and one Indian policeman. Total killed, seven; wounded, eleven. The Indian policemen concealed themselves at tho opening of the He-lit, and were shot by mistake by my pickets in the night whilst trying to escape in a canoe." WAR IN MINNESOTA QUAY AND SON Clinrged ARRESTED. nt 1'enns) Iviinlrt MlHUKi- .Slate PIIII.ADKT.IMHA, Oct. 4. Warrants were issued for the arrest of United States Senator Matthew Stanley Quay, his son, Richard I!. Quay: ex-State Treasurer Benjamin J. Haywood and Chas H. McKie, of Pittsburg, law. partner of Lieutenant Governor Lyon. They are accused of conspiracy with John S. Hopkins, formerly cashier of the People's Bank, to use public money for their own use. Hopkins killed himself last March, shortly before the bank's failure. Senator Quay and his son came up from Atlantic City as soon as they heard of their intended arrest. They promptly surrendered themselves, and Magistrate Jerome held them in 55,000 bail, which was promptly furnished. PiiiT.AHKi.i-iiiA, Oct. 7.—In the central station court, after a hearinor lasting throe hours. Senator Quay and his son am] Mr. Mclvee were bound over for appearance at the next term of court. Bail was fixed at 55,000 in each case, David IT. Lane, a local political leader, going bail. The case now goes on the list for trial at the term of court beginning- in November. PEACE COMMISSIONERS. DKB MOINKS, Oct. 3. — Patents have been allowed, but not yet issued, to 11. F. Fleak, of Stuart, Iowa, for a rotary pump in which a, plurality of valves are pivotally connected with a rota- table hub that is in eccentric position in the ease or cylinder in such a manner that a uniform motion of the valves occurs to produce u uniform flow and continuous stream and pounding prevented. One-third is assigned to G. Laird and J. B. Grove, of same place. To I). K. Walker, of Adair. for a decided novelty in corn planters, set forth in one of the claims as follows: Automatic check row mechanism for corn planters comprising a journal iixod to tho cross bar thai supports seed boxes OH tho runners, of a carriage, a traction wheel having 1 convex fuoes looselv mounted on the journal and cross bur, a sprocket wheel llxed to the rotatable rear axlo of the carriage, a chain connecting tho two sprocket wheels and means for operating the clutch, all arranged uud combined to operate iu tho manner sot forth for the purposes stated. THOMAS G. OBWIQ & Co., Solicitors of Patents. The site of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, Ne%y York City, without the edifice, would readily bring $2,000,000 in the real estate market. In 1848 it was included iu a tract of Jive acres which Parson Stevens bought for 85,000. II, C. Worth, of San Francisco, conveyed a carrier pigeon in i| closed basket from, San Franci&eo to Manila, by the way of Honolulu, thence to Kagas* ftki, Japan, and ba.ek to California. When the ship was sixty inijes? Sau Frweisco tbp bivd was Americans Believed to Have Deiimiulecl AVhole of Philippines. PAJIIS, Oct. 4.—The peace commissioners met yesterday at 2 o'clock and adjourned at 4, to meet at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. It is believed that the American commissioners made known their demand for the whole of the Philippines and that adjournment was necessary in order for the Spanish commissioners to consult the authorities at Madrid. The Americans .now express the belief that this work will be completed within-.a month. PABIS, Oct. S.—Atyesterday'ssession of the peace commission nothing of importance was accomplished. Propositions were exchanged in writing between 'the commissions, and each commission in recess will separately deliberate upon them. •Jen. Grftiit's^Hrlgiulo Ordered Home. PONCE, Oct. 0. General Grant's brigade, consisting- of the Third Illinois and Fourth Ohio, is ordered to sail for home from Ponce about October 10. HUKVITIKS. , »ua it starred directly for )jqme, ! where it arrived loper before port. yessel reach-. TJie British foreign office has no news of the death of the emperor of China and discredits the report. A circus lion tamer put his head into the lion's mouth at Norfolk, Va, The lion shut his jaws and bit the man's head off. There was a decidedly ugly spirit abroad in Paris a week ago Sunday. Revisionists and anti-revisionists appeared to be spoiling for a fight. Captain Dreyfus, whether guilty or innocent, has certainly caused a veritable tornado of passion to be let loose. Paris was in a turmoil all day. Crowds, scuffles, uproar nnd accidents formed the program. The mounted republic guard were obliged to patrol certain parts of the city, and all of the police force was on the alert. About a score of persons are said to have been seriously wounded in the various free fights that have broken the monotony of the Parisian Sunday. In one quarter alone over forty arrests were made. Of these thirteen have been kept and the others liberated. Eome dispatch: The fact that Lucheni, tlie assassin of the empress of Austria, is an Italian, is responsible for an unflagging; interest in court and government circles of Home in the proposition of ridding all Europe of the anarchistic bvood by joint action of tho po>vers, ft is now proposed that an international European conference for the suppression of amuchism be held in Rome in the near future. The government has unanimously decided to make the proposed increase ifftjie nava} strength of t]ie kingdom, and the issue of a latin is, Attempt, to SnpprM* Indian Ifrotrtrtes alt I,eeeli Lake Kegnlt* in Buttle. WALTER, Minn., Oct. 0.—In a battle which began at 11 o'clock yesterday morning between a detachment of United States troops, itnder command of General Bacon, and a bnnd of Bear Indians numbering from 150 to 300, fonr soldiers were killed and nine other whites wore wounded. The loss on the Indian side is not yet known, but several were seen to drop during the engagement. Desultory firing was continued during most of the day, but ceased at 4:10 o'clock, and the Indians were driven to the bush. The battle was fought thirty milos from Walker, at Bog-Ap-^Ip-Oc-Shirk's Point, close to Bear Island. The detachment of 100 men under General Bacon was landed on tlie point shortly after 8 o'clock. The landing was effected with considerable difficulty owing to a high sen. After landingasor- tie of the bush was made in all directions. The soldiers went through the thick undergrowth very carefully aud with every precaution taken against ambush. No Indians were soon until nearly 11 o'clock. Then men bad been or dered to lineup in an open space near the shores of the lake. Charges were drawn and preparations made for dinner. The order to make coffee had been given and tlie soldiers were standing- in column formation when the first shot was fired. It came from Bog-Ap-Me-Gc-Shirk's house. The hs.ll struck Ed Harris, ex-marshal of Walker, a half-breed. Immediately the firing became general from all directions. The soldiers jumped for cover and when the next volley came front the Indians the soldiers fired, killing h'alf a dozen Indians and sending the rest back yelling Hke fiends. The soldiers again sought cover, but the firms' by the Indians continued in a desultory manner. Fear is entertained that the troops have been wiped out, as no report has been received from Gen. Bacon. Reinforcements are being pushed to the front as rapidly as possible. CHICAGO, Oct. C.—A special to the Tribune from Lothrup, Minn., says: This afternoon at 3:30 o'clock it was learned that General Bacon and his small band of seventy or seventy-two men were still fighting on Bear Island, but it can riot be learned \fhat the outcome of their fighting has been up to this hour, 5 o'clock. An attempt was made to land on the island this afternoon and rescue the wounded soldiers and get the bodies of the unfortunate blue coats who were killed. This attempt was partly successful, so far that four bodies were recovered and nine soldiers who were wounded were rescued, but the citizens were driven to the boat and the boat driven from the shores by the skulking red.- skius. A special train with 213 of the Third infantry from Fort Snelling. under command of Lieutenant Colonel Hnrbach, of the department of Dakota, arrived in Walker at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Another special train will leave Brainerd to-night with 300or 250 more soldiers. Inspector Tinker expresses the opinion that with 500 soldiers the Indians will be subdued, but thinks there will be more bloodshed and perhaps lots of it. It is said the Indians from the Milie Lac reservation have started, 300 strong, to join the Leech Lake Indians, and if this is the case it will require iJOO additional troops to quell the disturbance. They are reported to be well armed and going- north at a rapid rate. 1 ' MiNNKAi'oi.is, Oct. 0—Major Wilkinson, six privates and one Indian policeman are dead, and Colonel Sheehan is slightly wounded. Thirty Indians are dead. Thp Journal dispatch boat has just returned from the battle grounds. There was desperate fighting all morning-. The Journal boat brought out Deputy Marshal Talinun and Colonel Sheehan, who is not badly wounded. While the boat, was transfer! ng the wounded she was fired upon from ambush. This was a signal for the re-opening- of hostilities. The troops opened on the Indians and soon as fierce a fight as that of yesterday was in progress. We handled the provisions and medicines. The firing became so hot that we were compelled to weigh anchor and steam out into the lake. The Indians appeared to be in force. General Bacon's command is too small to take the aggressive. The detachment is entrenched in a good position and can hold out us long- as the ammunition lasts. WALKKH, Minn., Oct. 7.—The trouble at Leech Lake originated in the arrest made by a deputy United States marshal. The Indians rescued tlie prisoner, and-the troops were sent there to assist the marshal in arresting the rescuers. WAR DEPARTMENT WASnmf.tox. Oct. 4.—The war vestigation committee decided to the takitig of testimony to-day, Gen. Wheeler will be present. A number of complaints are being ceived. Surgeon General Stern Oregon's New S rim tor. SAI.KU, Ore.. Oct. H).— Hon. Joseph Simon, of Portland, waseleeted United States senator by the legislature in joint session, to fill the vacancy which has existed since March 4, 18SJ7, The ballot stood: Sjimon, 0-1; Kincuid, 23; Bennett, 2; absent, 1. When a fish hus lost any of its scales by a wound or ubrasiou, they are never renewed, Give an invalid half a - chance and he will live to wear mourning for all the healthy members of the family. The hours of work in the Calcutta jute mills are from 4:3j) a, in. to 9 p. m. or lOJa hours per day, Saturdays in- eluded, and all repairs and cleaning-of machinery Uasitp be clone Sundays. A wretched blunder made by a inob in Leland, Miss., caused several of the disorderly persons to get drunk in dig. has invited the commission to visit, office for the purpose of investigating the methods employed in his office dm-. ' ing the war. WASHINGTON-. Oct. 5.— General .T oe Wheeler was before the investigating commission-, yesterday. He declared that so far a,s his observation went, the soldiers lacked neither food nor iredf- cines. He had known of no instance of sick or wounded men dying for want of care from physicians. He said tho development of disease was due to the climate and the exposure made necessary. The regulars, he declared, took better care of themselves than the volunteers. At Montauk. he said, ''there were undoubtedly individual cases of suffering and of neglect, but they were the exceptions." WASHINGTON, Oct. G.— Gen. Wheeler resumed his testimony before the in- vestigol ing commission yesterday. }} e maintained that conditions at Camp Wikofl'were not bad. The drinUinp water was not contaminated. There was plenty to eat. The sinks wc-re carefully looked after. He praised tin- work of all the -supply departments and said the medical department were efficient. Gen. Boynton. who has been on duty at Camp Thomas, followed Gen. Wheeler. H<- pronounced the camp one of the healthiest spots in the country. He declared the water was not contaminated and the camp was not crowded. He declared "no army- was ever so well supplied, and if the men did not know how to cook, certainly Secretary Alger nor President Mclvinley, nor anyone in Washington. can be held responsible." He deprecated the fact that army regulations permitted the canteen system. WASHINGTON. Oct. 7.— The war in- vcstigating- commission held two sessions yesterday. In the forenoon Gen. 11. V. Loynton concluded liis testimony. and General Fitx.hugh Lee was heard in the afternoon. General Boynton dwelt upon the causes of disease, at Camp Thomas, charging- the increase. towards the close of the camp, to tlie lack of sufficient care on the part of the regimental and brigade commanders iu covering the sinks. Gen. Lee detailed the conditions prevailing at the camp at Jacksonville. He said the sight was a, good one, the supplies were plentiful, the men well taken care of, and he had no complaint to make of the war department's treatment of his command. WASHINGTON, Oct. 8.— At yesterday's session of the war investigating commission Gen. Greene, who was in command of one of the divisions of the troops at the battle of Manila was examined. He declared the site of Camp Merritt, San Francisco, was bad, The most flagrant neglect he had seen was in the ease of the transport at New York. The condition should have been remedied. He also Jmd seen green coffee in use. Army regulations should be adopted more to campaign experience than at present. Major Horsey, of the Rough Riders, said that the camp at Tampa, was low and wet. Troops were well supplied, but tliere was some complaint of the bearing of the physicians left with the squadron at this point, Col. Lee, chief quartermaster at Camp Thomas, said supplies had been furnished promptly, but there were some supplies of which they had never been able to get a sufficient supply. When impossible conditions had been prescribed by Washington he had protested, and thereafter tliere was no trouble. WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. — The war investigating commission examined two witnesses Saturday. They were Dr. Gillin, who was in charge of the Sternberg hospital at Camp Thomas, Chicka manga P; V -k, G H ... and Captain Ball- ridg-e, a brigade commissary of subsistence of Camp Cuba Libre, at Jacksonville. Dr. Gillin said tents were crowded, a fault due to the physician in charge. Water supply was good, but sinks poorly located, too shallow, and not properly disinfected. Had no complaint of neg-lcct to make against war department, but believed contract surgeons should have- been examined before they were appointed. Believed' it a mistake to locate so many men tog-ether as were at Camp Thomas. Captain Ballridtre believed the increase in disease was due to the climate and tlie assembling of a huge body of men. lie also thous-ht decaying- fruit and the canteen beer had had an influence in producing disease. The commission has p'-nctically decided to start on the night of the 10th 011 its round of the various camps. It will go either to Camp Meade or to Jacksonville first. All the camps will be visited in succession. gijst. Thpy broVp into the jail, mistook tUe number of n yell, and lynched' Vbe wvo»gr man. Tree's COJ-JIB Ordered to Culxi, JACKBONYH.J.K, Flu., Oct. 8,— Orders have been received for the Seventh corps to prepare at once to go to Savannah, where it will be embarked for Cube. For centuries the blood of living horses has been used as a nourishing- beverage by the Tartais, They carefully open the vein in the neck of a horse, take a drink of the animal's blood, and close the wound with a plaster. Fifty years ag-o a coal mine at Dailiy, Scotland, took fire. Numerous attempts to_ extinguish it failed, and it is only within a few weeks that the fire at last burned itself out, An engineer declares that 50,000 people now do the work by the aid of w»a« ehiuery which needed 10,0,00,000 per. sous to do u few years ago.

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