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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 2, 1898
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JD1S MO1K1SS: AliOONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY.. KOYMtBJBR % 1838 —_-.t».^_^._»^_.^ , ,^. ^. J ,..^>- J _. ............ . ............... ., ... ^-.;.^.._._.. .. ^ «^. .--.,,-.,... ._ri__r1i-'mirirTif-j_lliltLt^-•«"%|I J -"- "' "*• -»-»--=~ J^ -—— ' 1, .-—im— ttMMMMMte THE NEWS IN IOWA HOCHPELD GETS TEN YEAHS. Cfook Cnneht and Sentenced In DBS MotSlW, Oct. 2S.— Willian E. Hochfeld, Who was an extensive forger, operating boldly in ten states, was sentenced to ten rears in the penitential? at hard labor, by Judge Bishop In the district court, and taken to Fort Madison, He was arrested about ten days ago for Uttering forged checks on the east side, fits manner was so daring, that the fact that he was suspected, is remarkable. He eave the name of Anton Rictibtirg. and pleaded not guilty. Later when he saw that it would do him no good, he changed it to gnilty, with the evident hope of leniency. One thousand blank checks, on 100 banks, in forty different cities in ten states, were found in his possession. They were on banks in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio. Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin. Missouri, lowaand Nebraska. Judge Bishop in sentencing Hochfeld told him that the large nnmber of blank checks 5n his possession, and his daring manner, convinced the court that he was a professional, and therefore leniency could not be expected. A DIABOLICAL ACT. Had A Toon? Han Kill* His Uncle, Who Hade » Will in JJls Favor. MAiasHALi/rowjf, Oct. 27.—James Ogg, a 15-year-old hoy. has confessed that he purchased the arsenic which was placed in the beer which was drank by Charles Russell and which caused his death. Russell wa.s a wealthy farmer living near Liscomb. He had become estranged from his wife, and a nephew of Sirs. Russell, Will Adams, had been made his heir. Adams was afraid that Russell would not die for a long time and he deliberately planned to pnt him out of the way. He got Ogg to buy the arsenic. This was placed in a bottle of beer, and Russell was given it to drink. While Russell was dying Adams sat by his bedside and persuaded the old man that the beer had been poisoned by his estranged wife. fOWA CENTRAL EXTENSION. Road TTIII Rnn (o f>«* ttolnet. via rella and Cordota. BBS MOISES, Get 31.—There have been filed in the office of secretary of state articles of incorporation for the Iowa Cent.ral & Western Railroad company, the purpose of which is to construct a line from Oskaloosa to Des MoSnes, ria Pella and Cordova, at the latter point forming » connection with the Wabash road, orer whose tracks the new company will me its trains into Des Moices. The incorporators are I/. M. Martin, general manager for the Iowa Central; George W. Seevers, of Oskaloosa; C. E. X/ofland, of Oskaloosa; Seth Zng, of Pella, and P. E. Bonsquet, of Pella. It is also the intention of the new company to bnild an extension of the Iowa Central from Belmond, the present terminus of a branch, to Algona, and perhaps later to continue the extension into the Dakotas. FELL FORTY FEET. IMPORTANT DECISION. Dobnqne Cane Finally Readies a Conclu- Blon, After Considerable Litigation. DUZJUQUZ, Oct. 30.—As a result of a decision banded down by Judge Shims, of the United States court, in the suit of the Old Colony Trust Colony vs. the Dubnque Light and Traction Company, in which Dean <fc Co., of Cincinnati, intervenors, obtained a decision in their favor, the Eighth street line will be sold at pnblic atietion at & date to be determined later to satisfy a judgment. The court holds that Dean <fc Co. are entitled to the line, which was sold to the Dubuque Light and Traction Company through misrepresentation by the General Electric Compaq-, of New York. The case is very complicated, involving some 5400,000 or more. The intervenors are given the value of the line at the time of the transfer. A De* Molne* Mechanic Fall* From {.he Federal Building. DK? MOIXKB, Oct. 27.—William Chittenden, foreman of the Des Moines Manufacturing and Supply Company, fell a distance of nearly lorty leet from the third floor of the postofiice building and struck upon a brick pavement, sustaining injuries which it is feared will result fatally. The injuries consist of three broken ribs, ripht arm broken in two places, and foot with two bones broken, in addition to serious internal injuries, from which the most serious results are apprehended. He was at work placing a smokestack on the building. A Smooth Forger. CKUAR RAPIDS, Oct. 30.—A dapper little man came to Cedar Rapids with an alleged letter from the Methodist church at Aurora, 111., and gave it out that he was a landscape painter. He united with the Methodist church on Sunday and the next day purchased a suit of clothes and a camera. At the stores he gave a check on the hank at Aurora for S35. It was accepted in each case and he was given change. Then he boarded a Marion car and afterwards stole a horse and buggy from a. livery barn t-hnre. Nothing ha-s since been beard of him. lie gave the name of L. Dolland McKenzic. A Hrnkcinan Killed. BOO.YK, Oct. 31.—Andrew McCloud, a brakeman on the Northwestern, was killed at Carroll by being caught between on engine and car while coupling. He was caught between the bumpers and received internal injuries from which he died in about four hours. His parents, who lived at Moingona, arrived and were with him when he died. Station Agent Robbed. WASHINGTON, Oct. 38.—While E. Cr. Fo.v, the 15. & N. W. railroad agent, was at dinner, the depot till was opened and S53 in cash taken. The work would indicate that it was done by some one familiar with the surroundings. As yet there is no clue to the robbers. JO1VA COJiURJiSKlt. THE WORLD IMPORTANT DECISION.. Cedar Kupidn Strike Kudu. CEDAK RAPIDS, Oct. 29.—Representatives of the American Cereal Co. came here from Chicago and adjusted the grievances which caused the 150 girls employed in tho Qftt meal factory to go out on astrike. They demonstrated to j the girls that th? new way of wi apping ifi quicker than the old \rtiy, and offered them their choice of going back at the old wages or of working for 81 a day. The girls accepted the former. Some minor grievances which had grown up \inknown to the firm were removed. KtUiroad Capital i« Increwieif. DneMoiSEB, Oct. 29.—Amended articles of incorporation have been, iiled by the Cedar Rapids, Cftrnei 1 & Northwestern, with the secretary of state, increasing the capital stock from $riO,- 000 to 8250,000. The articles are signed by A. C. Riplcy, president, and II. S. Brush, secretary. The company is connected by the "Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern and is building an extension of that line from Garner seven miles to the northwest. Charged \Villi Munlcr, ATLANTIC, Oct. SO.— James Cunningham and Arthur Palmer have been indicted by the Audubon county grand jury for the murder of Cunningham's illegitimate child. The murder occurred last winter and the body of the child was found near the fairgrounds, partly oaten by the musk rats. Cunningham's bond were fixed at $10.000 and Palmer's at 85,000. The trial will occur at the December term of court. Union I'oatonico Kolibcu. WKST UNION, Oct. !K>. — Burglars entered the postoflice and secured Siinoin stamps and §85 in cash. Constable. Parrott, of Yaiulalia, met tho robbers heading- for the B3g Wiipsietiuiberaiid attemped to tbi-m. He and tbe burglars emptied tiu-ir revolvers at each other without i'tt'ect and the robbers cleaned. U»vajfe» pf JUtiolc pUBUQ,VK, Oct. 30,-- -A week ago. T. Phillips, » hard wprking mechanic of Dubuque, liad fei-V JHida, children. Today he has onjy tJwce, and they are ill with, tbe disease that carried off the QjUers, black tUpiithevia. jj.e bus made tfiree journeys tp the gvAv^yard with in a week, ayd yxjaeyls Jg ij»uke At Marshalltovrii a fevr da3's ago Lilah Leonard, the 3-year-old daughter of Mrs. Irene Leonard, was burned to death, the result of playing with matches. The mother is employed at "Clow's Up-to-Datc" restaurant and was at worlc when the awful catastrophe occurred. The body was burned to a, crisp. 'J'|ig flflvp.n(jr will 1" Vestigattii The coroner's jury investigating the death of Edward Moore, found dead a few mornings since on the railroad track near Ely, returned a verdict finding that ho came to his death by means of bullet wounds from shots fired at him by a party or parties to them unknown. It is generally believed that he was murdered by tramps, and an effort is being made to effect their capture. 13dward ITatViiHiu, a steam fitter in the employ of the Cudahy Packing Company in Sioux City, was caught a few days ago in the heavy and rapidly moving machinery and mangled to death in a horrible manner. The body of the poor fellow was torn asunder in many pieces niul mangled almost beyond recognition. One leg was torn from, tho trunk and thrown forty feet out of an open window. Judge Wolfe, in the district court of Clinton county, rendered the largest judgment ever entered in Clinton, being for 873,341.80, against the Warner Lock Company in favor of D. J. Butch' elder. The Warners came to Clinton from Chicago three years tigo and installed a lock factory costing iienrly §200,000. Batchelder, a local capitalist, owned the ground on which the plant was erected and became interested to the extent of 8100,000. Batchelder became dissatisfied with the Warners' business methods and secured the appointment of a receiver. Then a cyclone wrecked part of the building and the court ordered it rebuilt. Tho d«creo provides for the sale of the eptire property, including 1 all patents, by the sheriff and the payment of the claims for repairing the building, the balance to be used in satisfying the judgment held by Mr. Bateh«lder. Des Moines dispatch: T/he l£ansas City Journal publishes a ;stpry to the effect that A. IS. StiHwell, president of the Pittsburg <& Gulf line, lias recently returned frppj New York and PhJla^ delpbia and announced that he has secured «, half interest in the Des Mpjnes Sf Kansas City road, from lies Moiues to CainsviHe, same article stages tJiftt lie brought with him plans, for tho construction O f the thirty waileg of rojtd. from C»i«s- to PaHousburg, wecessavy to cop* the svBtcoa from .iHorfc Arthur ^STf ^J af«p»JTy *fw* tf ^«^3m«.> ^lj p«"i**i« State* Supreme Court Decide* Against the K»!lroads in Traffic Cave. Washington dispatch: The United States snpreme eonrt has decided the joint traffic association" railroad case in favor of the United States and against the railroads. The case is considered one of the most important that ever came before the court, not only, to railroads but to the general public, and because of vast railway properties affected. An association was formed in 1S95 by thirty-one railways, representing the great trunk lines and their branches. The purpose as stated in the articles of agreement was "to establish and maintain reasonable and just rates, fares and regulation on state and interstate traffic." The association was attacked in the courts on the ground that it was in violation of the Sherman .anti-trust law and of interstate commerce law. The case went against the government in the lower courts, the circuit court dismissing the bill and the court of appeals affirming the decision. The government appealed to the supreme court The main contention of the government was that the traffic agreement is a combination to prevent competition, thus constituting a contract in restraint of trade. The supreme court sustains this contention. KITCHENER'S VIEW. ANCUO-FfcENCH SITUATION. Arrival of Major Mart-hand At Rhartonna Rcllet-es the Situation. Lo>-iK>s, Oct. 31.—The arrival of Major Marchand at Khartoum, on his way to Cairo with the portion ot his report which was not finished when Captain Baratier left Fashoda, is canarded as a rift in the clouds overhanging the Anglo-French relations, for, in spite of the semi-official denial issued in Paris that no orders were Sent to the major to go to Cairo, it is fully believed here that the French officer would not be on his way to Cairo unless he had received u hint to that effect from the French government, who consider that his leaving Fashoda will take the sling out of the situation and at the same time prepare France for the astute withdrawal of the whole expedition, which now consists of seven officers and 1*20 men. In the meanwhile, in the voluntary withdrawal of Major Mnrchand. the French minister of foreign affairs, M. Delcasse. and the government of France have got over a great difficulty from a diplomatic amour propre point of view. FRANCE MUST GO. Thinks the Fanhocla Affittr Can Be Settled Without TVnr. PAISIS, Oct. 28.—Evenment publishes the report of an interview with General Kitchener, in which he is quoted assaying: "I am only a soldier and 1 am ignorant of diplomacy, which is not ray business. But I hope that diplomatists will succeed in settling the difficulty amicably. 1 can only praise the French, and particularly Major Marehand, who met me at Fashoda with charming cordiality, and I shall always retain a souvenir of that reception. The situation is rightly regarded as most critical, but lean- not approve of those who say that war is the only solution. Calm and courteous discussion will give a solution acceptable to both nations. I have entire confidence in diplomacy. Perhaps my opinion of Major Marchund's exploit may contribute to the result which all desire." PLAGUE AT OUR GATES. Two Cases of the Iluhonlc Plague on a VeHsel at San Knuicigco. SAN FKANOISCO, Oct. 31.—The French bark Duchesse Anne has arrived in port from Hong Kong Hying a yellow flag. Both the federal and state quarantine launches put out to the vessel and soon news came back to port that there had been two deaths on board during tho voyage from bubonic plapuc. Captain Gregory, master of the ship, was the first to succomb to the dread disease. He was sick only a few days and died August 20. Nearly a month afterward a sailor named Menier was stricken with the plague and September 19th he died and was buried at sea. The bark was ordered into quarantine. PEACE COMMISSIONERS. Si>aiti:ir<ls Accept the American Negative Ou Cuban Debt. PAKIS, Oct. 28. — The Spanish peace commissioners have accepted the ncg- ntive view of tlic United States commissioners toward the proposed I assumption by the United, States of the Cuban debt. The Aiuut'lctttl C-6ta- | jnissioncrs have firmly but courteously declined to assume for the United States entire or joint responsibility for Spanish financial conditions, and "the Spanish commissioners have finally abandoned the effort and have agreed that tho Cuban articles of the protocol shall, without conditions. have a place in the ultimate treaty of peace. EXPANSION DECIDED UPON. President McKinley Determines toHetuin Ilio ritiUi>j>liic Islands. WASHINGTON, Oct. 30.— President Me- Kinley ha* decided to keep all of the Philippines. The United States will assume StO.000,000 of the Philippine debt in consideration of a quitclaim by Spain. Tho American peace commissioners have been instructed to lay the president's decision before the Spanish commissioners at Paris. This statement of the administration program is. made on the highest authority. It was given after a cabinet meeting, in which the Philippine question was fully discussed. __ _ __ Verdict fa the Virdim Itiot, Stated That the JJrltish Cabinet Has So Decided. I/oxnox, Oct. 20. The Pall Mall Gazette summarizes the result of the meeting of the IJritish cabinet as follows: 1. Marchand must withdraw from Fashoda unconditionally, and no un, dertaking or promise can be given to (•discuss the questions raised by France I in rcn-ard to access to the Nile and ' such like. 2. When Marchand is withdrawn it will be determined whether the question raised admits of discussion and under what conditions the discussion can be proceeded with. 3. Everj- possible facility will be afforded to assist in Marehand's withdrawal by whichever route is selected. The Pall Mall Gazette adds that it has pood reason to believe that while Russia has councilen France to tide over the difficulty and avoid war, she has promised to-throw her weight in tbe scale at no distant date for the purpose of bringing the Egyptian and British occupation of Egypt to the front for settlement. DIED OF YELLOW FEVER. Col. U. E. Waring of New Torn .Siii'cuniljs After a lirlrf Struggle. NEW YOBK, Oct. 31.—Col. George E. Waring-, Jr., died of yellow fever. He was 07 years old. Colonel Waring arrived from Havana, where he contracted the disease while malting a sanitary examinaiion ot that city for the government, last Tuesday. Ho was not feeling well on the voyage, but it was not known \intil he reached homo and physicians were called that, lie was suffering from yellow fever. Tbe attack was thought to be .light at first, but gradually grew worse and black vomit ensued, death supervening'short- ly before 8 o'clock Saturday morning. Gov, Tanner to Shoot Invader*. MADISON, 111., Oct. 28.—In a speech delivered before 1,200 auditors, Governor Tanner declared: "1 reiterate that I will not tolerate this wholesale importation of foreigners into Illinois. And if I hear that a. mob is to be brought into this state, such as was taken into Virdeu, I care not on what railroad it comes or for whom, I will meet it at tho state line and shoot it to pieces with Galling 1 guns." Revision for Dreyfus. PAKIS, Oct. 31.—The court of cassation will accept the conclusions of Bard, reporter in the Dreyfus ease, and order a supplementary investigation. Yves Guyot, in the Sieele, asserts that secret documents in the Dreyfus case were burned some days ago. IIKKVITMICS. 111., Oct. 38. — The coroner's jury, which has 'been in session for fourteen days, holding an inquest on the bodies of nine of the victims of the riot at Virden on, October 13 be/ tween miners and guard* of the Chicago- Virden Coal Company, returned a verdict in each instance that the deceased came to his death by gunshot wounds '.inflicted by weapons m the hands of parties unknown to the jury. No one was censured and no recommendations wore made to the grand ' . Nine horses were driven a distance of 300 miles by a resident of Ventina, Col,, who wished to sell them. A customer bought them all. Some days later tbp hprses Appeared at their f or- inev home, having escaped "Irani their new owner, and made the homeward trip ujBguided, The sixth marriage of Mrs- Augusta Thistle wood, was recently SQleinnined at Providence, E. J. Four of her for* Kiev husbands were present, and acted as ushers: the fifth sent his regrets Admiral Schley has informed the navy department that the evacuation of Porto Kicb has been completed by the sailing of the last detachment of Spanish troops. Havana dispatch: While there is little danger of a physical flush between the Spaniards and Americans, it may be well understood that affairs in Havana have reached a critical stage. Trouble followed the written protests by the American commission against the sale of cannon to V. 11. Hummel. No attention was paid to the protest by the Spaniards, who coolly proceeded to load the cannon on lighters for delivery. This reached the ears of tbe American commissioners, who ordered Captain Brooks to proceed in full uniform to the "mnestranza de artillera," there to take exact note of everything done. His presence was objected to by the officials, who were informed by Captain Brooks that he took orders only from the American commission, to whom the protest against his presence should be made. He remained until he had counted 150 cannon taken away, and saw another gun, many tons in weight, placed aboard the Alfonso XII. The American commissioners held a meeting and cabled to the president asking for power to enforce respect for their protests. A dispatch from Paris says; Uaum, in the Ladroues, has been chosen by the Americans tor the United Stales, under the terms of the protocol, audits cession has been eonHrmed by the Spanish commission. Detnils of minor importance alone remain to bo decided upon in connection with the'cession of Porto Ilico, the formal transfer of which is practically accomplished. The chief matter considered at yesterday's session was the American reply to Ship's revised and renewed propositions of tho ) meeting-, ami the indications are that tbe Cuban question will tie dteppseij pf this week. PREPARATIONS FOR WAR. CnleM Franc* *nd England Are Blnfllng Vfat ft Cowing. PARIS, Oct. 25.—The municipal au thorities of Toulon have been :>ot5fied that that place will be the center of important naval and military preparations, and have been instructed to arrange for the immediate reception of four battalions of infantry, 1.500 marines and 000 artillerymen. The Kinnicipal council decided to close the Schools, and the schoolhouses will be •_*ed for lodging the troops. The naval authorities have been ordered to expedite the preparations for the outfitting of a new squadron. LOSDON, Oct. 23.—The admiralty issued a number of significant orders yesterday morning. The dock yards at Portsmouth. Devonportand Chatham eceived instructions to prepare six thirty-knot torpedo boat destroyers for commission, so they will be able to put to sea in twenty-four hours. Overtime was begun on the first class cruiser Europa and Andromeda, so as to hurry them for service. Several gunboats in different dock yards havebeen orde-od to postpone unnecessary refitting. Finally the Cunard and White Star lines received intimation to hold their subsidized steamers in readiness for turning over to the navy officials. MAi!sr:u,i,Kf. Oct. 27.—General Lord Kichener, of Khartoum, and Captain Baratier. bearer of Marehand's Fashoda report, arrived from Alexandria, Egypt, on board the Messagericssteam- er. During the voyage the two officers dined together arid cordially conversed on tbe customs of the tribes and peoples each had met. They both left for Paris on Ihj^srime train. THANKSGIVING DAY NAMED. WASIIIXGTOX, Oct. ;JO.— The president has issued the following Thanksgiving proclamation: By the President of tho United States —A proclamation: The approaching November brings to mind tho customs of our ancestors, hallowed by time and rooted in our most sacred traditions, of giving thanks to Almighty God for all the blespiugs ho lias vouchsafed to us during the past year. Few years in our history have afforded such cause for thanksgiving as this. We have beou blest by abundant l*.rvosts. our trade aud commerce have been wonderfully increased, our public credit .has been iiii- l>rov"d and strengthened, nil sections of our common country have boon brought together and knitted into closer bonds of national purpose and unity. Tlie skies have been for a time darkened by the cloud of war. but us wo were compelled to take up tho sword in tho cause of humanity we art: permitted to rejoice that the conflict has been of a brief duration, and the losses we ha vo bad to mourn, tho ugh grievous and important, have been so few, considering the greatix'sultsuecomplisked, OB to inspire us with gratitude Md praiso to the L.ord of Hosts. Wo may laud and magnify His holy name that the cessation of hostilities came so soon as to spare both sides the countless sorrows and disasters that attend protracted war. I do. therefore-, invite all my fellow citizens, us well those at home as those who may bo at sea or sojourn ing in foreign lands, to set apart and observe Thursday, tho 24th day of November, as a day of national thanksgiving; to como togo'ther in their several places of worship for a service of and thanks to Almighty Gocl for all tiia blessings of tho year; for the mildness of the seasons and tho fruitfulness of the soil; for the continued prosperity of tho people; for tho devotion uncl valor of our countrymen; for tho glory of our victory and the hope of a righteous peace, and to pray that tho divine guidance, which has brought us heretofore to safety and honor, may be graciously continued in the years to come. lu witness whereof, WJIJ.IAM McKixr.ET. By tho President: Joux HAY, Secretary of State. PANDEMONIUM IN PARIS. Clisimbcr of Deputies In an Ujironr — • Government Defeated. PAHIS, Oct. 20.— Pandemonium reigns in Paris. The chamber of deputies opened 3 r esterday, and .strong- bodies of police were stationed to prevent projected demonstrations Shortly after the chamber opened Cbanoiue, minister of war, was violently attacked, whereupon tbe minister, after a short address, tendered his resignation. Turbulent scenes followed in the chamber, amid which a resolution calling- upon the government to "cud tlie campaign of insult against the army'' was adopted. A vote of confidence in M. lirisson was rejected by a vote of 28<) to 25-1. When this vote was declared the ministers left the chamber. The president asked the ministry to continue to net until the formation of a new cabinet. Tit ICn.iuIn Tiiniicr. CHICAGO, Oct. 20.—Coal operators of Illinois interested in tbe Yirden situation arc preparing a petition to be presented soon in ono of the United States courts for an injunction to prevent Governor Tanner from interfering with tho importation of laborers to tfike the places o'f men lormcrly mployed ut tho seat of. trouble. (ivnernl Vltxlingh l>e HI. RICHMOND, Vn,, Oct. :'.(>. —-General Fitzhugh Lee is con lined to his bed, having been indisposed for several days. Ho had a chill, whieh was followed, by fever: His condition is not serious at present, but his friends are ufruid be is in for a long siokuoss. ISryun Has Tyjiliuid. SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. SO.—Col. W. J. Bryan, who has been ill at his hotel since his arrival here, is much improved. The corps surgeon says that lie has a light form of typhoid'fey or. A terrible shook, like that of an earthquake, caused tho parents of Harvey Reiff, of MaugansvHlo, Md., to imagine that their dwelling was about to tumble about their ears. It was caused by Harvey, who weighs ;!80 pounds, falling through tho bed-slats. Tho boy is six feet in height, and his age is fifteen years. By u'uorel anil inyiuuinis system gold loaf is now made so thin that .'.'30,000 sheets im>tu>uro only uu inch iu rTObs. Thin sheets of copper are placoct in au electrolytic gold-plating solution, ami when a gold fllin 1ms fprwcjl upon them the copper is - aolyefl by-a cliooiiuul iH'o«8*s, the gold shee(s induct. WAR DEPARTMftNT j n *-. Ala., Oct. 25.—Maji said there was too much red tan* the quartermaster department." had to sign his name nine tioies in th 6 payment of a bill of 820. Major Vickers, inspector general, said Hnbbard. surgeon af the Nitifh York, was unfitted for the service uc . cause of his proneness for profanity" Col. Seaman, of the Fourth Wisconsin' said the supplies his men had drawn at Camp Douglas, Wis. f including clothing, shoes and arms, were poor, pis men had suffered on account oi the recent colu. " A dozen men were' examined, all declaring that food was difficult to obtain, but the men did suffer for want of it at Santiago. AJTSISTO-V, Ala., Oct. 26.—Dr. Boss assistant surgeon of the First infantry' testified that medical supplies were short at Santiago. He was able to secure hospital stores by "rustling" f 0r them, getting first from the Recl'cross and then going to .Santiago for them' Col. Cabellj of the Second Arkansas said he had observed a condition of affairs at the hospital of the Second division of the 'Ihird army corps. i n June, which W.RS horrible. He had seen a sick man lying without the protection of a tont, and had heard officers say others wore left the same way. He thought the doctors wore honesY but did not know how to g-efc supplies! Mule drivers had been used for nurses, and he had been informed that many of them got drunk and neglected their patients. Major King, surgeon of the Fourth Wisconsin, said medical supplies for his regiment were insufficient and there was much delay in getting requisitions filled. Gen. Wilson asked King if the men had ever complained to him as surgeon, and be replied they had. He was asked what he said to them, and replied: "I told them toco to the devil and cat what they had.' 1 "I think that a very improper reply for you to have made," said General Wilson, and he declined to further continue the examination. HuNTSVn.T.j;. Ala., Oct. 27.—Several officers, who had served at Santiago, testified that medical supplies and . rations had been short at one time, but the opinion was expressed that the excitement of $alile kept the men from suffering for want of food. Major Thompson, surgeon of the Thirty-third Michigan, who served in the hospital at Montauk, said the hospital was badly crowded at, first. There were times when there were not :i sufficient number or attendants. Physicians were generally capable, but li-ben he went there was a sad deficiency in numbers. He estimated that 200 to' 500 patients had been removed from the hosnita.1 to make room for others before they were fit to be moved. HUXTSVJIJ.E, Al:i . Oct.. 28.—Tnc war investigating committee devoted yesterday afternoon to an inspection of tbe military camp at this place. The camp was found in good order. There wez-e several complaints of poor tents, and a portion of the First Florida infantry, which is camped here, was clamoring- for stoves and underclothing. The inspecting commissioners who visited tbe general hospital found the institution without stoves. They took the matter in hand and by night the depot quartermaster had secured thirty, with the promise that they should be put up to-day. At -a night session Dr. Lee, who was executive officer at the detention hospital at Montauk. saicl the hospital was so crowded that on occasions when large numbers of men were received it was necessary to remove men from their beds and put thorn on the floor, in order to make room for them all. He said there was a deficiency of medical supplies and he did not' think their treatment was such as the patients ihould have had so near New York city. CHATTANOOGA, Oct. 39.—The war investigating commission spent yestei- day in inspecting the site of Camp Thomas, in Chickamauga Park. Tbe conclusion seemed quite general that many of the regiments were thrown more closely together than they should liave been, and that this fault could iiave been avoided by moving, us there was. in the opinion of at least some of the commission, sufficient space tbat was not occupied for the accommodation of many thousands more of troops than wore ever present there. Many of the sinks were a'so found to luive- becn nearer to the tents than proper xlens of sanitation encourage, and in some cases tlie character of the surface was such as to warrant tlie conviction that the sinks were shallower than they should have been, but this was true onlj of part of the camps. CHATTANOOGA, Tcun., Oct. 30.—Maj. Comegys-testified'before the iuvesti- •ating commission that the men at !i«np Thomas did not know how to take care of themselves. Ho thought the colonels and regimental surgeons to blame. J. C. llowell. railroad station agent,, told of au instance in which 54 sick men, being part of a Wisconsin command, bad been placed on a train and started to their homes without medical supplies or physicians anil without furloughs or transportation papers. They were taken off the tntin at Chattanooga and their wants administered to by members of the relief societies. Dr. Stapp, a physician, (la- tailed a visit to the hospital of the Second division of the Third corps, in Augusta, saying ho had found it overcrowded and dirty and with no physicians in attendance- at the time. Oliver T. Morton, who died iu Chicago last weols, was the favorite soil of Indiana's war governor, Oliver P- Mortou, ami has been for some time clerk of the federal court of appeals. Rev. Edmund Dowse, of the famous old pilgrim church, at Sherbow, Mass., has just celebrated the sixtieth yeur of Jus pastorate, a term unequalled ! " New England, if not iu the States. When Mr. mid Mrs. Samuel S. koll, the former of whom is 00*; old, celebrated, the seventieth sary pf their weddjwg. fr scendept$ were pre'scm,

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