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tJPPKB, U18 MOIK«Si AMONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23. 1898. THE NEWS IN IOWA REORGANIZE NATIONAL GUARD tint rincr* Olveti tlip fiftieth find I'lffy-seooiftl Regiments. I MotSKs, NOV. 18.—Work on the freorganization of the Iowa National Guard will begin January 1. Details of the plans are now being workee out at the state house by Adjutant General fiyera and Governor Shaw. Official announcement has been made to this effect: But two regiments oi the National Guard will be organized at present, the third and fourth places being held open for the two regiments noW in the service. The new regiments will probably be permitted to retain their volunteer service designations, that is Fiftieth and Fifty-second, etc. The first regiments to be reorganized, will be the old Second and Fourth, now the Fiftieth and Fifty- second, Army regulations will be followed in making the enlistments. The men will pass rigid physical examinations and the officers examinations in administration and tactics, The theory of the war department is that it is folly for the state of Iowa to expend money in training soldiers if they are not capable of service in time of war. The companies 'in the new National Guard will be taken from the towns which had companies in the old guard, so far as they desire. SMALL POX IN IOWA. Vint Case In Three Yearn Appear* at Hamburg, Fremont County. DBS MOINES, Nov. 31.—The first case of small pox in Iowa in three years was reported to the state board of health from Hainburg,Fremontcounty. Dr. Kennedy at once began the work of notifying every secretary of every local board of health throughout Canada and the United States, under the rules governing the American. Public Health Association. The report from Hamburg was very meager. The report did not state whether the victim was man, woman or child, nor did it state whether the case would probably prove fatal or not. It simply stated that the disease had broken out in the case of one person, but that a strict quarantine had been established; the house was watched by two guards by night and two by day, and there was no possible chance of the disease spreading. SHOT HER HUSBAND. Claims He WHS Cruel anil a lirute In His Treatment of Her. HULL, Nov. 19.—Mrs. George Blood, living five miles northwest of Hull, shot and killed her husband at the breakfast table. For years the husband has been makinglife unendurable to the wife and children, and in an hour of desperation the wife and mother seemed to have resolved to put an end to the source of all their domestic troubles. The coroner's inquest revealed this phase of the terrible affair. Two shots from a 38- caliber revolver near the base of the brain did the fatal work. At the inquest Mrs. Blood admitted that the deed was premeditated, and the verdict was rendered accordingly. The sympathy of the entire community is with the wife and children because of the causes which led to the premeditated murder. ASSESSORS' INSTRUCTIONS. Executive Council Issues Guide for Next Assessment. DBS MOIXES, Nov. 18.—The executive council has completed a set of instructions to guide the various assessors ot Iowa in the next state assessment they make. Perhaps the most important feature of the instructions is that recommended by the state board of review, in asking that the number and value of all cattle feeding be reported and care used that such reports are not duplicated. This is to assist the board of review which found so much difficulty in fixing the assessment of this kind of property in its work this fall. Explicit instructions are given in regard to keeping the rolls and oooks of the assessors. gionx City Drug Stores Ksciijie Tax. Sioux CITY, Nov. 20.— Fourteen of fiioqx City's drug stores have been relieved from the payment of the 8COO mulct tax for the sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage by the action of the board of supervisors of Woodbury county in remitting the tax. This assessment was made upon application and affidavit of three, citizens of the county, who alleged the drug stores were doing a regular saloon business. The affidavits and method of assessment were faulty, hence the action of the board. _ _ _ f Death of an Old JOWHII. HOT Sj'iusGS, S. D., Nov.'' 19. — Maj. A. II. Anderson died here qs a result of blood poisoning contracted while at the Grand Army encampment at Cincinnati. Major Anderson . lived for many years at Sidney. Iowa; and was, prominent in politics, defeating Col. Hepburn for one term of congress in a contest t}?at was memorable. ACCIDENT ON ROCK ISLAND. DBS M,OJNKS, Nov. 19. — The board of survey made U$ second report to A<J- juta^jt General Byevs on U>» value of the gtete property furnished the Fiftieth io>v& iyh,en it w$s mustered into the service J»s>t .spring. The Jioar4 ajjheres tP its original figure, Jess th&n SiOP, General Bye,r$ says ilj? property was originally worth at the very le*s,t 810,0,00, and when turned, »\»v to ttie gpveruujep^ was worth between 8-1 ,000 ami £5,0,00, He refuses to appi-dve the low valuation p,nd, Jjss wireji the P,«ifee4 States j?Tmt IFrftln* 3(11* Up ftnd t**iity nffe injnrect. WJT.TOX, Nov. 19.—Twenty-two men were more or less injnred in two fail* road wrecks near here in a heavy "fog.. In a. head-end freight collision on the Rock island at Moscow, Brakeman Joha Donohue was fatally htirt, Brake- matt Marshall Miller had a leg broken, and three other trainmen were seriously injured. Donohue did not long survive. His injured comrades are being cared for at the hotel. Just after the Moscow accident a construction train which left Wilton to clear the wreck was struck by the fast mail train. The crew of the mail train failed to see the signal displayed at Wilton to stop. The construction train had on board about twenty men, including section men and citizens of Wilton going to the scene of the Moscow wreck. Of this number seventeen were more or less seriously injured, but none killed. Conductor Roberts, of Rock Island, was badly crushed. The fireman of the fast mail, John Neiswanger, of Davenport, was badly injured by jumping from his engine. The others include William Mclntyre, leg broken, and Frank Auken, leg and arm broken. BIG DAMAGES AWARDED. C. 15. Hall KcoiireR it 82.1,OOO Judgment Against the Rock Island. DES MOINES, Nov. 18.—C. E. Hall was awarded 823,000 damages for personal injuries received from an accident on the Rock island railroad. The case was in progress before Judge Conrad for a week, and was very warmly contested on both sides. Hall sued for 840,000 for in juries received last spring. He was a brakeman, and was making a/coupling between two cars, when, it is alleged, the cars were kicked back by the engineer, while he was between them and no chance whatever for him to see a signal or avoid the cars. The cars were kicked against him, throwing him partly under the car. crushing his arm and otherwise incapacitating him from performing almost any kind of labor. Township Clerk Short. ATLANTIC, Nov. 20.—It has come to light that Lincoln Eaton, a restaurant keeper at Wiota and township clerk of Franklin township, has left for parts unknown. His books as township clerk show he is short §450. His father-in-law discovered he had forged his signature to various notes and sold them At the banks. The Commercial bank held one for $100, upon which ST. 1 ) had been paid, and held a trusted order for S35, so they are safe. Tho Atlantic National bank and Nichols bank were each caught for $">0, and Sam Hoffman, dealer in real estate loans, was caught for §200. Big Suit for Sinmler. Nov. 21.—A petition has been filed in the clerk's office by J. U. Sammis, attorney for John Znrawski, asking for judgment against Alex Reichman for $10,000 as damages for alleged slander and defamation of character. Mr. Zurawski is cashier ,^of the German State bank and Mr. llcichman is a retired merchant. Uclgimn at l)es Mollies. DKS MOINES, Nov. 18.—Osborii Deignan, the Merrimae hero, was tendered a banquet at the Grant Club rooms Resolutions were adopted urging congress to pass a special act permitting 1 Ueignan to enter the naval academy it Annapolis. Constitutional Amendment Defeated. DES MOINES, Nov. 21.—Returns from about half the 'Counties of the state show that the constitutional amendment, voted on at the recent election, was defeated by an overwhelming majority. IOWA CONDENSED. Dr. O. W. Archibald, founder and for many years superintendent of the State School for Feeble Minded Children at Glenwood, and later superintendent of the North Dakota Asylum for the Insane, an institution he buill on the cottage plan, the first in the country without barred windows, is now in successful practice as a thr'oal ind ear specialist at St Paul, Minn. Schaller dispatch: A. M. Hutchinson, a Buena Vista county farmer, tin- loaded at this station S.OOu sheep which he had bought out in Utah and Montana. It was a sight to see them is they were rounded UD "and started off across the country to his lakeside "arm. The sheep arrived on a special -hrough train, composed of fifteen touble-decked cars. Another item o.' more than passing notice was tht freight bi}l, which amounted to the neat! sum of §1,893.00. A shrewd swindle was nipped at Sioux Rapids a few days ago by parties from Peterson. A man named Burns, representing that he owned land nem Sioux Rapids, had succeeded in negotiating a loan of $17,000 upon the land, he furnishing a clear abstract to the property. Before he succeeded in cashing the draft, however, inquiry revealed the fact that Burns never owned the land and that his abstract was bogus. He lies in jail charged with the crime. Webster City is to be favored with free postal delivery.' Des Moines dispatch; Full semi, ofliciul returns show the pluralities for congressmen to» be as follows: First district—Hedge, 3,009; Second— J'jane, 1,309; Thiril-rHenderson, 7,484$ Fourth—Haugen, 8,237; Fifth—Cousins, 5,009; Sixth—t.ucey, 1,438; Seventh —Hnll, 7.Clfls Eighth—Hepburn, 3,905; NiutU—McP-herson, 4,489; Tenth— Dolliver. 8,491; Eleventh—Thomas? 7,?il, The vote for secretary gt 6t»t$ gives BpMpn 815,018 »o$ Poriej, 1 JIJ9, ALL OVER THE WORLD ANSWER OF SPANIARDS. Ri-nfflrm* the Position Heretofore As- *ntned and Proposes Arbitration. PABIS, Nav. 17.—The Spanish-Amer- 5can peace commissioners met at 2:15 yesterday afternoon and adjourned at *3 o'clock. The Spanish commissioners presented a long document In answer to the American argument submitted last week. By mutual consent the memorandum was-hattded the Americans today without being read and the meeting adjourned to Saturday. The Spanish communication reaffirmed the position heretofore assumed against the discussion here of Spain's sovee- eignty in the Philippines. It insists the words ''shall determine the con' trol, disposition and government of the Philippines" in the protocol donot warrant any reference to Spain's withdrawal, except upon her own terms. Therefore, the Spaniards propose arbitration on the construction to bd placed on the words "control, disposition, government." LONDOX, Nov. 17.—The Times, commenting editorially upon the Spanish suggestion of arbitration regarding the Philippines, refers to it as "obviously futile and absurd." "The Spanish cabinet," says the Times, "has no real intention of breaking off the negotiations. It is only prolonging them in order to familiarize the public mind in Spain with the inevitable concessions. Certainly there is no need for the United States to send a fleet to Spain, as they could easily enforce submission without that. Spain would be foolish to sulk and thus lose the money compensation America is now willing to pay." PARIS, Nov. 18.—When the commission met yesterday the presentment of the Spanish commissioners lay before them in English, accompanied by data bearing on it. It is safe to assume that in addition to the proposition to arbitrate the meaning of the words of the protocol as to the control of the Philippines, Spain made two important points: 1.—On the high ground of financial probity she can not allow any discussion of the validity of her action pledging the resources of the Philippines for the payment of the Philippine debt. ". —In connection with the American proposal to reimburse Spain for pacific expenditures in the Philippines, she cannot admit any inquiry as to how she spent the proceeds of the Philippine loans. It is difficult to understand how the Americans can reply to this other than by strictly outlining their position, giving Spain a time limit in which to accept the United States' proposition. AN OFFICER KILLED. MORE FIGHTING AT PANA. i"lve ilflmlreri Shots KJtehfiiijret! iilftek nnil White fttlnef*. PANA, 111., Nov. IS.—Two battles were fought this afternoon between union White miners and negroes in Springside. The first battle was started by an unknown negro firing upon Wooley Pope, a striker, who was in front of Alderman George Cravens'res- idence, conversing with Mr. Cravens' wife. Pope was unarmed, but ran to his home and secured a Winchester. Returning, ^he opened fire on the negro. Pope was reinforced by several union miners, and the negro, after falling twice beneath the rain of bullets, was • driven into an adjacent cornfield, where he sought.shelter. TroopB, of Bloom-" ington, turned out immediately with aGatlinggun, but the firing had ceased. The second battle broke out in the same section of the city thirty minutes after the first encounter. t The negro driven into the cornfield made his way to the Springside stockades, from whence later came nn army of blacks, armed with Winchesters. They immediately opened fire upon a body of strikers. Their aim was high, and the strikers, dropping to the ground, began a steady fire upon the negroes, who soon retreated to the stockades. Fully five hundred shots wore exchanged, but with what effect could not be ascertained. PAXA, 111., Nov. 10.—Three skirmishes took place during the day and evening. Chief Deputy Sidney AVatts was shot while on his way to Springside mines. A bullet tore one of his arms off and he barely escaped with his life. Watts was driving to the colliery to put on an extra force of deputies, fearing an outbreak. As he passed a store in Cedar street .a volley of shots was fired. Watts endeavored to return the fire. Rioting continues. The inhabitants are terrorized. Governor Tanner has been appealed to for more troops. Martial law will probably be declared and all arms confiscated. CARLOS MAY BE KING. My Native in Manila Who Resisted Arrest. MANILA, Nov. 21.—Three Filipino natives engaged in a dispute with a carnage driver regarding fare. The American military police attempted to arrest theriatives. The latter resisted, and Sergeant Prince, of a Minnesota regiment, was stabbed and killed by a native. Three other American soldiers, Maher, Montgomery and Hoyt, were wounded. Maher shot one native dead. The others were arrested. War Investigation. sw YORK, Nov. 11). — Dr. Greenleaf, clnef surgeon in the field on General Miles's staff, said Camp Alger WHS good for a small body of men, but the water supply was poor and the region hiarhly malarious. There was inefficiency in the medical corps. He could not place the blame for the. bad conditions at Siboney. He took matters in his own hands and 1 unloaded in thirty-six hours supplies that had laid in transports for "two weeks. Dr. Donaldson, with Roosevelt's regiment, said medical supplies were not served out to his regiment. He got what he hustled for and nothing else. NEW Yomc, Nov. 21. — Mrs. Allis, who went to Camp Wikoff: to help care f jr the sick, said the food was poor and badly cgoked; that the sanitary conditions were bad and that as a consequence the sick and the well suffered from a plague of flies. There were not enough attendants in the hospital and no care was taken to separate the dying, the delirious and the convalescent patients. Captain Plurumer, brigade quartermaster near Santiago, did not believe more wagons could have been used. He had heard of no serious distress among the men in .the trenches on account of their inability to get supplies. Miss Gerard, u volunteer worker at Camp Wikoff, found considerable fuult-with treatment of convalescents, and said there was neglect of the sick. Lieut. Edwards, of the Seventy-first New York, said convalescents ate when they ought not to, and in every instance this caused death. New Itrltlsh Warship Launched. PoiiTSJioxmr, Eng., Nov. 18. — Thousands witnessed the launch of the ram battleship Formidable here. She is said to be the largest warship in the world, being of 15,000 tons displacement, costing over $5,000,000. and is estimated to steam 18 knots per hour. 4 notable feature of the launching was the entwining of the American and British flags on the official stand. A Double 1'ortioii. She married him to spite » g-irl friend." "But s)ie afterward divorced him." "Yes; that was toenab.le him to marry the same gir} friend and en joy more spite." • * Said All Arrangement!) Are Alade for Change of -Spiuilsli Dyimsty. LONDON, Nov. 21.—A curious report in regard to Spain's future government is current in diplomatic circles, vi;hich, from its source, is entitled to weight. It is that there will be a change of dynasty, but a peaceful change. The queen regent is said to be convinced of the hopelessness of her son ever reigning 1 , aud has, upon the advice of the emperor of Austria, decided, soou after the peace treaty is signed at Paris (and everyone now regards this as only a question of days), to quit Spain with her family, and Don Carlos will be proclaimed king. Everything is reported'to be already arranged, and the army and clergy are alleged to be eager for the change. According to the program, Don Carlos, so soon as things are running smoothly, will tibdicatc in ' favor of his .son, Doi> Jamie. VIOLATED TREATY. to American Turks KefiiBO Safe I'nn Mlsslo;tarleB. lioflTON, Nov. 21. — The American commissioners for foreign missions received a cablegram from Harpoot, eastern Turkey, announcing the safe arrival there of a party of missionaries to whom the Turkish government refused passports upon their departure from Constantinople. The journey of 700 miles, nearly 500 of which were overland from the Black sea, was made under special escort and protection of the American and English legations at the port. The treaties between the United States and Turkey are said to be clear upon the point that American citi/.ens be permitted to travel freely and reside anywhere in the empire. The apparent nullification of this privilege at the present juncture is understood to be an open violation of the treaty. Spaniards Kvauuate Cuba January 1. HAVANA, Nov. 18. — The dat.e for the Spanish evacuation lias beer, definitely settled as January ]. All the Spanish troops then remaining on the island will be quartered, under the protection of the United States, in camps especially designated, pending embarkation for Spain. II it IS V IT IKS. Mamma, what does making » bad break ute»n? "You|d better ask your father, A la*y recently passed in. $orway alf es gi r } 8 JneUiWe • *»»' WftJ^imowy they cap The W. C. T. U. convention on "ithe first ballot elected Mrs. Stevens, of Maine, president, she receiving 317 of the iliiO votes cast. Madrid dispatch: The Catalonian delegation, which, in conjunction with delegations representing other provinces of Spain, demands decentralization of the government, has handed to the queen a message demanding loei\l autonomy, the government continuing to exercise its functions in relation to political unity and international relations. l5y a wreck on the Grand Trunk railway at the Diamond crossing, near Trenton, Out., a few nights ago, twelve persons were killed and about twenty more or less injured, several seriously, and one perhaps fatally, A freight train of three ears was endeavoring tg enter a siding when the Montreal express, oast bound, crashed into : it lit full-speed,- completely wrecking the freight train. Prince George of Greece, high commissioner of the powers in Crete, has gone to that island. Cairo dispatch; Major Marchand, commander of the French expedition at Fushoda, hus started for Unit point with Captain B^rutier, who carried Murelumd's report to Paris and brought the reply of the French governu»ent. On their arrival sit Fashoda the expedition will immediately retire by way of Holmt, southwest of Fashoda, at the junction of the Subyt river .mad the White Nile, from which point they will wove ovei'la,n<l to Jibuti!,' the French post in 1h0 Eesiv district, on the. west cpjist at -tUe Gulf 9 f A4en. ? ' M'KINLEY'S PROJECT* to Govern Porto Rico And riitllpplnei Formulated by the President. Washington dispatch: President McKinley has developed his policy toward Porto Rico and the Philippines. There has been much speculation as to the form of government to be eiven those islands, and the president has been studying the problem with great sarnestness. He lias decided to save the country from the blunders ot hasty action arid will delay the final decision for a year. This statement is on the authority of one of the president's most intimate advisers, who gives the following outline of his program: First—There will be noextrasession of congress next spring, barring gravri emergencies. Second—The conquered islands will be continued under a strong military government. Third—All fiduciary positions will be administered by army officers. Fourth—The islands will be kept out of politics as much as possible until the American people have had an opportunity to study tnem, find the national sentiment can" crystallize as to the relation they should "hold to the United States. Fifth—The islands will probably retain their present currency systems, but these may be bolstered by ileurees which will insure stability. Sixth—Being in effect military colonies, the conquered islands will have tariffs of their own, which will be levied on'imports from the United States as well as those from other countries. Seventh—The United States will collect duties on imports from the islands the same as though they still belonged to a foreign sovereignty. The president's program is said to be based on the ground that the American ^people are not sufficiently informed about Porto Itico and the Philippines to decide off-hand whether they should be treated as territories or as colonies, somewhat after the British system. RUSSIA AND CHINA. Secret Treaty of Great Value Said to Have Itecn Made, VANCOUVER, B. C., Nov. 18.—Advices from the orient, brought by the steamship Empress of China, include the following: Japanese papers contain news of an alleged secret treaty between China and Russia. In the treaty the Chinese government is stated to have agreed that the Russian soldiers arc to be employed for defense of the coasts and as military instructors. They are to be commanded by Russian officers. The whole expense is agreed to be borne"by China. This arrangement would be altogether subversive of the plan arranged for not long since, for the employment of British officers to drill and organize a Chinese army. It is reported that the Japanese government has decided tc co-operate with Great Britain with the object of restoring all things in China to their former status before the recent coup d 'etat. It has transpired that on the day of the coup d 'ctat no fewer than fourteen ciinochs, who were the emperor's own personal attendants, were ordered to execution by the dowager empress. MUST SHOW HER HAND. Cablegram From Deirey Affects tlio Peace Proportion. WASHINGTON, Nov. 19.—News of a mixed character came to the navy department from Admiral Dewey, touching the situation in the Philippines. The admiral sent two of his warships, the Charleston and the Concord, some time ago to the southward from Manila to ascertain whether there was truth in reports that the insurgents had extended their activity in "that direction. Admiral Dewey cabled as follows: "Charleston and '. Concord arrived to-day from lloilo. Glass reports that the entire island of Panay is in possession of insurgents except lloilo, which is defended by "JOO Spanish troops. All foreign citizens there beg for American protection. The island of Ncgros lias declared independence and desires American protectorate," In view of the fact, that under the terms of the protocol the United States forces cannot advance to protect the foreign citizens, it is believed the effect of the situation will be to hasten action at_Paris. Sees Britain's Undoing-. PAitis, Nov. 31.—Rappel, in threatening Great Britain with French hostility in the future, says: "The blunders of Great Britain in the Fashoda. question have irritated Europe and excited the appetite of the United States. England and America can scarely continue to agree. Canada is very tempting after Cuba, and then Jamaica, British Guiuia and the cape. A decade hence Great Britain will be caught between Europe and the United States and that day will bo Great Britain's death." Ultimatum to Spain. WASHINGTON, Nov. 31, — It is now almost certain that the American peace commissioners will this week present to the Spanish commission an ultimatum declaring that the United States will give the Spanish government $40,- 000,OOQ in consideration of the complete surrender of the Philippines to the United States. \Vliat a Quest loa! Miss Newbud— "What is the proper thing: to do when a man offers you an engagement ring?" Miss Oletiraer— "Why, accept it, of course, ninny!" She— -There's u goad deal of speculation about Danglepon's marriage, He — Indeed? I thought H was in the-nature ofrun investment. ~ WAR DEPARTMENT INQUIRY. Mrs, Banks— AYhy dki you let your cook M,<'8. Bracks,— She said one of us. ha.?e tft leave. WASHINGTON, Nov. ir>.—General Breckinridge and Dr. lluidekoper were before the war investigation commission yesterday. General Breckih- ridge's testimony dealt with conditions at Camp Thomas, of which he was for a time in command, and he took occasion to say that but for the change made previous to the war requiring inspector generals in the field to report to the adjutant general instead of to the inspector general, the condition of the camp now being developed by the commission would have been developed three months ago. Dr. Huidekoper, chief medical officer at Camp Thomas for a time, and sub-" sequently in Porto Rico with f General Brooke, testified that there were plenty of supplies early in the campaign, but there was soon a shortage, and he-was compelled to appeal to Gen. Brooke to get the supplies necessary. He succeeded in getting the supplies necessary only by being the first on hand, as the medical depot was run in a very parsimonious manner. There was not only a great scarcity of important drugs, such as quinine and opium, but a disposition on the part of the purveyor to not give out what there was. lie made constant representations, to the sursreon general as to the shortage of supplies. There was never enough nurses. Some sinks in the. camp were excessively filthy. Tlie regimental officers were responsible for this condition. WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.—General Breckinridge, before the investigating' committee, testified that the supposed co-operation between the army aud navy at Tampa did not prove as effective as expected. He said the campaign would have been conducted more satisfactorily had Gen. Miles been in command. He continued: "I think he has more of spark and genius of command than any other man in the army, and I am sure if he had had charge he would have been in the front rank." To the suggestion from Governor Woodbury that victory was won within eight days of landing, Breckinridge said it was won "when GeneralToral's nerve gave out." While he considered the result marvclously commendable, he did not feel that General Shatter was above criticism in his conduct of the campaign. He ascribed the result to the fact that the army was ono capable of meeting all calls. "No matter how it was tangled up, it went to victory," and ho said he had never known a war without criticism at its close. Drs. Magruder and Weaver testified to unsatisfactory conditions'at Camp Thomas. Dr. Legrade, a regular army surgeon, said tne transports taking troops to Cuba were overcrowded and the air was very fetid and hot. On his steamer thirteen cases of fever had developed going over. Laid the responsibility for the shortage of supplies at Santiago on the fact that such a battle as was fought was not antic'mated. WASHINGTON, Nov. 17.—Col. Jacobs, who had charge of transportation facilities at Santiago, said cooking utensils were left at Daiquiri and the ambulance at Tampa by order of Shatter. Captain Patton, assistant quartermaster at Camp Wickoff, said there had been great injustice in the criticisms of newspapers. Captain Ireland, a surgeon at the Sibonc3 r hospital, said the hospital had been sufficiently well supplied for 200 patients, excepting cots, of which there were but fifty. About 1,200 wounded men came to the hospital for treatment within three or four days after its institution. Dr. Munsoii said the medical department was thrown upon its own resources at Santiago, the quartermaster's department failing to render it any aid. Supplies were lacking because they could not be got ashore. Colonel Forwood, chief medical officer at M on tank Point, said there were enough tents for the sick, and there was never a moment when they did not have extra tents toset up. WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.—Dr. Forwood declared that from the beginning to the end of the history of the general hospital at Camp Wikoff there was never a time when there were not from fifty to r>00 vacant beds. During the last thirty days of the camp's existence 9,000 patients were treated. There had been a wasteful abundance of medical supplies at all times. He paid the water was pure. The kitchens were in expert hands. The fault was with the newspapers, who had ordered their reporters to "roast' 1 everything. Major General Young declared that he had received no aid from the Cubans at Santiago. He said commissary supplies were abundant and food enough had been permitted to spoil to feed 1,500 men daily, lie was satisfied that most of the complaints against Camp Wikoff were unfounded. The soldiers had "played if on the visitors, making complaints that were without foundation in order to get delicacies, "Soldiers like to be made babies of," he said, "and .some of them soon got so they would not eat their regular rations." "J'll go to the polls'and. vote the way I talk," shouted the man with more natural oratory tlja.n he knew what, to do .with.. And the cynical auditor grinned clis- agreeably and answered: "Jf you do you' j»ilec| for a repeater in less than ,t,\yenty minutes." • The funeral of S. C. Harris, in Atlanta, Gu-.,-'» few days <ij>o, was made iv public affair, owing to the fact that the dead woman hud earned the title of "Mother ot Atlanta" in 1543, hers being U\e flrst child born in Unit city. 1 !,.'•>£ *.*i'^i.t-: i .'

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