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J H EBTII.L. President.
ONE SAVED, 34 LOST
•trt-N OUMAC TO AMIPriSG IK
fiercest storm in years.
mark rimiHo**.: crokh ok re.
lumlnental lertloe Anapeaded Tea.
..rate, and Uorrlnue lleporteit
Incrraaliiß t Quea-naioarn—\ ea
a..|a Rerklnf Shellrr in llarhnre
■ud Maay Wrreki Announced.
*l>nnlel> Sluamalitpa In I’rrcarlnua
UniV. Dae. S8 Much damae haa
j,„,, armjiM by a recurrence of violent
atnrma In the ctrannel. The fury of the
Rale caused a auapenalon of the cor.lineii
tjj service areas the channel this after
lon The hurricane is Increuslnx a*.
C teenatown. where the observers say It
W the (lei' < atorm In years Tlie Marla,
laden with cna.l. ~nk at her anohoruge
The mail* are delayed.
Keiwrte arrivAng from all the coast* an
nounce damage done by the storm. Ves
r l* In numbers nr# necking shelter It.
the harbor* and a number of minor
wrecks I rave been announced
The Brttlsh bnrk Primrose Hill from
Liverpool Dec. 11 for Vancouver wws
driven on he Penrhos rocks, not far
fiorn Holyhead She had been drifting up
the channel undur bare poles. 8h broke
In two and went to piece# In a few min
proa One man out of the crew of X> men
vas saved by a llfehcat of the coast
The Spanish alesmer Hnecurl. last re
ported from Bilbao, sought shelter In
j- tiand Roads and was driven ashore on
tae Portland breakwater The Weymouth
lifeboat attempted to rescue her crew and
It is believed they con be saved despite
tae fserful sea* running.
Th# British bark Pegasus from Queens
town. Dec. 3*. for Sharpness. which was
first tnoorrectly reported to have found
e.-.d with loss of her crew, grounded oft
Jjtvernoek Point, bin ehe was subsc
q lertly floated and towed to a place of
shelter. In lowering her boat* live men
v.*-re precipitated Into the water anil ell
t it one drowned
The British bark Queen of Cambria,
fmu Tocoptlia, Auk . for Falmouth,
w le being towed lrito Falmouth, was
Mown acroee the bows of the British bark
i rosrn of India. The latter vessel uf
fored damage to her head and she Queen
of Cambria was cut down to the water's
edge. She baa been beached and la leak
A Spanish steamer driven ashore
at the Portland breakwater. The Wey
mouth lifeboat attempted to rescue her
I rew. but the fearful seas running pre
The British steamer Penpol. from Su-
I ia. Nov 3. for Dublin. Is ashore on
II sands between Aheravon and Briton
Ferry No fatalities have occurred.
The British steamer Hosefleld. which ar
r <l at Antwerp. Dec. 22. from Pensa
cola. lost pari of her deck load on tha
Tile J*rlmrose Hill was soon smashed
i . The Hibernia stood by throughout.
1 u was |stwet lees to aid. The Holvhoad
s im life boat made three vain attempts
t teach the Primrose Hill. The tatter's
crew was huddled on the poop when a
1 ce sea dashed over the vessel, washing
el! away save one sailor, who was finally
hurled against the rocks, sustaining ter
■ 'l< injuries.
More Sertona Mishap* to Vessels.
bindnn. Ded. 29.—Tile steamer Xealm
• . tided with another steamer near Cltvs
<l ii. on the Bristol channel. A llfebonl
re> ued nine of the Zeairos crew
At Watchat Harbor, near Taunton, the
treakriter was wrecked and the tremen
d"u* tit caused several vessels to break
edrift; ta-o foundered and live others were
driven Into a hopeless tangle and ground
each other The damage will reach many
i cueanda of pounds.
The Austrian bark Capricorn was driven
ashore near Bude. Cornwall. Nine of the
ciew were drowned, one was saved and
< nir are still on board with little likeli
hood of being readied. Two other ves
* h are asflore on the Cornwall coast.
Hevaral were stove In at Ilfracombe har
hor The bark Bagna was wrecked off
Trsvla*. near Cardiff, three of her crew
hing drowned and nine being res-Usd by
r ke" lines.
II M S. Black Prince, at Queenstown.
si.il H. M. W Tessar. at Portsmouth, wars
both badly damaged.
Wales appears to have suffered the
worst affects of the gale, both on land and
Incessant reports of mourners Mr ship-
I g asualtles show that the gele was
• e ol tha wotwt known In many years
l’robably several days will elapse before
’l>* full extent of the damage becomes
■t> addition, some vassals not yet Iden
t'ded. have beet, wrecked or placed In
•■real danger The fate of soma cross
i isnnel steamers Is In doubt.
THE FURTIBTU I.\FA\TRV.
*•"• i'uatilair lhi> Filipinos
Haunt Ik Mindanao.
MantiE Dec. a—A pushing campaign
fvs bona o*rrt<Ml on by the Fortieth 111-
* ntry during December In Northern Min
danao. The town of Jemelnli u cap
’at a a was also an insurgent stroi.g
* Id In the mountains further Inland. The
< set town of Dungartn wee captured by
* iv’suhment of a hundred troops, who
t watered the enemy In that vicinity, kllt-
Ia and capturing several A portion ot
.roope thus engaged have returned '
‘ “<*yan a: and Joined ln\lhe campaign
whi h lirlg. Gen. Kobbe’ Is personally
**n MecArthur's procli mot lon Is re-
S'wtlr.g In many arrests of alleged Insur
r>"-t uniats In Manila and vicinity. a few
' i these taken Into oustody being prom-
Insn* rtne prisoner was shot dsod ano
another wounded tn attempting to es
■l* IUIA lion' HAD MTATR.
Iseesdlsrlaai Rampant end Fwae
Fields lleing Horned.
Kingston. Jamaica. Dec. —Mali ad
r'®os from Barbed os report that locen
dUrlani is rampant there. Thirteen cane
r -*ds and house premises were burned
and wtng the week ending Dec. It. The
P antera are alarmed and are aacurlng P-
J protection Two cases of yellow fever
•’ Rarbodoa sre being treated with Baus
■ alU’s serum.
jlatomnal) Morning Bettis.
DE WET'S CAPTURE REPORTED
Hn an < onllrmntion of the Report.
DeWrt Stilt In a Tight Comer,
Uondon, Dec. 28.—Perslsten* reports are
In olreuiatlon in London and on the con
tinent that Gen DeW'et ha* been cap
tured. Tile British Chartered South Af
rican Company received this Information
from a source In which II is accustomed
to plan Implicit confidence. The war
office, however. Is without any confirma
tion of the report.
fill WET IIOL4HKU Ilia OWK.
His Attempt to llreok Through South
Kru ilrsl ed • However.
Cope Town, tlec. 2* —Gen. DeWet's at
tempt to break through to the south ha*
been frustrated, und he I* now reported
to be si ftenekal Wal commando, holding
the country between Plcksburg, Senekul
Gen. Knox |e holding the country be
tween laxlybrand and Wlnburg.
The eastern parties of Invading Boers
are being ronatantly harassed and driven
back toward the Orange rtver.
B°ers Itasnaged .lohauneahnrg nut
Johannesburg. I>ec 28 -The Boers dam
aged the new Kletnfontetn and Chime*
Boers Release British Prisoners.
Cape Town, Dec. 28 —The Yeomanry who
were captured near Drlstown have been
He Atronaly f'ondeutus the l*olley of
the P'renelt Ministry und Throws
Out u Strong Hint to Kruuee.
Paris, Dec. 2.—'The Matin publishes an
Interview with the Pope devoted exclu
sively to the attitude, of the Waiduck-
Kousseau ministry toward file religious
congregations. Referring to the premier's
speech at Toulouse. Oct. 2*. when M
VValdeck-Rouaseau enlarged upon the ne
cessity of the chamber passing a law reg
ulating assoclatlons-a measure directed
against religious congregation#—the pon
tifT sal-J .
"The concordat Is being changed from
an Instrument of peace Into one of war
ami oppression. Even In Protestant coun
tries religious orders are not excluded
fiom the liberties enjoyed by other cltt
xens. They will probably return to Eng
land and the Inked State* as In the
days of the terror, to find a refuge
against the Iniquity of Catholic Prance.
'The asso.-lnilotis hill is the negation
of all the law* of liberty. I hope the
Prench government will not renounce the
services I am sill', able to render her
Several times recently I have been solle-
Ued by the head of a powerful state to
permit fhe rights of Prance In the East
and Par Hast to be disregarded. I have
refused, although compensations were
Offered to the church. But. If the order*,
without which Catholic expansion Is Im
possible, are to be suppressed, what an
swer shall I give In a day when almllur
proposals are nude?"
GAMBLERS - BLOODY BATTLE.
\rn York Sporting Men Fight a
It eg alar Tesas Burl—One Killed,
One Dying nnd Two Wounded.
New York. Dec 28 -One of the flercest
and Moodiest lights that has taken place
in Ous city In a long time took placa In
Harlem early to-day. Four men wore
shot, rine died and another Is dying. Two
wounded men escaped nnd the police art*
looking for them. One man is under arrest
and the dead man's brother has sworn
to kill the prisoner who U accused of
shooting hint The men engaged In the
fight are for the moat part gambler*.
The dead man was Georg# Price, a
printer and bartender The wounded are
Fclwartl Courtney, alias "Slat*." shot In
the abdomen, Thomas Kennedy, alleged
proprietor of a poolroom, shot In one
leg. Ddward McGtimes. alia* Kdward
McMullen, sporting man. shot In the left
arm Kennedy and McGlnne* cannot be
‘ The prisoner la Miles McDonnell. M
years old. of City Island. He Is well
known as a gambler. He has a recor.l
the police cay. The parties were drinking
and a quarrel which starred between Mc-
Donnell and Kennedy, who were partnera
In a recently closed gambling bouse, wa*
renewed Kennedy threw McDonnell to
the floor. Instantly friends of both men
rushed Into the tight with drawn revolver*
and a fusillade began Fifty whole were
fired. It gn* like a duel, the crowd asp
erating Into couples and firing at short
distance. Courtney dropped first. The
others then begsn to separate. Kennedy
ran out and McOtnne* tried to follow
He wss shot In the arm The police ar
rived and arrested McltonneU and took
Courtney to a hospital.
HITT MAX I* MAMMA’S FBlßtll.
President Tenders Ohio Mao Place
Held by l.ole Auditor.
Washington. Dec. -The President
has tendered to Fret Rlttman of Cleve
land, 0.. the poMtlon of fourth auditor
Of the treasury, msde vsesnt by the
tragic deeth of Awll'or Morrlr. He Is a
lifelong friend of Senator Henna He Is
expeoted to take charge next week.
The condition of Hamuet McDonald, who
killed Auditor Morris, was considerably
worse to-day. The change Is due to a
renewal of Ms efforts to thwart the
measures necessary to his recovery.
tUltman Accepts of Coarse.
Cleveland. 0.. Pec M.-Frederick E
Rlttman of this city hs aeceptedthe po
sition of fourth auditor of the Treasury
Department to succeed Frank H. Mortis.
am ARAIIA.M A DYMCHIMO.
Megro Istsrrinl *f **"V" Bsrsts*
Massed by Mob.
Montgomery. Ale.. Dec. M -Oeorge Ful
ler. s negro, was lynched lest ntght near
Marlon, Perry county Wednesday night
the barn of Dannie Cummings was burned
together with several hundred bushels
of corn, a large amount of forage and
„vn mules. Fuller had been a tenant
of Cummings and had mad. .Meats con
earning s settlement He was arrested.
a„d while on the way to y J jrlon * >x> J. y
of masked men took him from the offl
•srs and hanged him to a tree.
SAVANNAH, CA., SAITHDAY. DECEMBER 29, VMM).
INQUIRY WILL CLOSE
TAKISG OK II 47.1>G TK4TIMOXY IXI
SEVERAL CADETS SUFFERED.
BVIDOCH mown that sow: *n.\
Ob* f a(1*1 nt on Ilia Head In 9ltm
Inulira of Wafer, Thru Wild Arrona
Ha fit room Floor and Mood Guard
Orar a Head Hat— Cadet I Ifiara ft.
(•rant Had fo Ho HluttU 4lnni&
With tle Ileal.
Wtt Point. N. Y . Dc. 38 —The taking
of testimony by the military court of in
quiry. In regard to the -loath Of ax-Oadet
Osoar L. Boos. will <*loar here to-mor
row. To-day's Investigation brought out
tesvlnuwiy that cadet* had been Inured to
degree of exhaustion. The vlctlm men
tioned particularly wera <\idet M. Ar
thur and Haskell
McArthur himself denied that he ha 1
convulsion*. but acknowledged that le
had been exercised to such an extent that
he had cramps in his muscle* and that
he laid control of them Haskell la not
In the corps now. o that his testimony
was not available.
Several of the present four h class
men told of what forms of hiring exist
ed during laat summer s encampmen* at.d
while there were a few case* of men be
ing made to stand on their he* Is. there
was very little exercising done, whl h
would show that th majority of the ca
dets are living up to the eta** agreement
made last year to abolish severe basing
Cadet John C. Pegram Af Virginia t
ilflwl that in camp In 1899 he exercised
Cadet Kernel. "I gave him 150 eagle*
I think." he said "I was In my room.
Cadet Williams called me out Into th
hall and told me a man had fainted. Ken
sel was tying down. 1 gave him some
water, lifted him up and he said he was
all right. I heard also that a cadet
named McGinnis had fainted ami lhat n
pl'be had fainted To the latter I car
ried smelling salts He wan a fourth
class man He revived "
"Did you ever hear of cotton being put
In cadets' mouths to keep them from
crying or being hysterical?"
"Yes. I was told that Cadet MacArthur
had requested some tipper claes men
to stuff his mouth wtth cotton so that
he eon Id not cry out hysterically, as he
said he could not control himself after
some severe exercising."
"Why should he do Inis?"
"There vu an officer near by at the
time and I wan told MacArthur was afraid
h? would hear him "
Young Phil Sheridan svas recalled He
added Ihe name of Cadet lirenton to the
list of those who had fainted after ever
olslng. He also said that Cadet llaknll
was only shamming the night he wa*
supposed to have fainted.
Cadet Quinn Gray of Texas had heard
that Hnekell had been haxed and that
Cadet McArthur had barn attacked with
convulsion* after "exercising "
Cadet W. D. A. 'Anderson of Virginia
told the court of hie having been required
to swallow tubas CO sauce ami qualify for
the mess hall by eating 10(1 prunes
Cadet 11. H. Robert of Mississippi denn
ed brass guns and bayonets carried water
ami swept out the tents of upper does
men during Ihe summer encampment this
year (bidet C. R Alley of Massachusetts
was compelled to stand on his head In a
bathtub In six Ini he* of water. He only
remained In that position for a moment.
He slid across the floor of the bathroom
and stood guard over a dead rat.
In reply to further questions by Gen.
Clou*. Alley said that on one ocrnelon In
oamp he was called upon to say who was
the meanest man In Ihe third ctase. lie
refused ami he wa* called out to tight
Cadet Rlatr of tha third data Blair won.
giving wltnaaa a bad nosebleed. Other
witness* gave experien-e* In hexing
Went Point officials also testified to steps
taken to suppress haling Former Ca
det J. R. Doyle of Philadelphia testified
ho saw Cadet Bender exercise Breth to
Ihe point of exhaustion Cadet Ulysses
8. Grant, grandson of the hue President,
said that In 1*99 he had to do eagle*, held
out dumb-bell* and did other exercise*
and ridiculous things.
MAIL POUCH STOLEN.
Mlehlaae Hohbers .let Plon.ono la
Megotlable Paper and I aktiovm
last of Money.
Detroit. Mich.. Dec S*.~A mall pouch
containing *lon,r> In negotiate paper and
an unknown amount of money was stolen
from the Wyandotte Michigan Centra)
Railroad passenger station some time last
last mall for v arrives at
10:4. and owing to the lateness of the
hour. K Is left In the station until morn
ing. Dost ntght Night Operator Illchert
threw the pouches under a seat In the
corner of the waiting-room and then went
to his liotue In Detroll To-day M.d!
Carrier MCleary missed the suck, and
Oeorge ltessy. a driver of an oil wagon
also reported at the station that a pouch,
ripped open and empty, was behind an
oil lank close by. Two employes of the
J. R Ford Alkali Works brought In a
number of checks and opened envelope*
they had found strewn along the railroad
Postmaster Johnson of Wyandotte Im
mediately Investigated. The trail of the
thief was marked along the railroad
track by strewn letters, checks and drafts.
Moat of the mall was Intended for the
Ford Company and a force of clerks was
wmt out to collect the strewn letters, J
B Ford. Jr., said a draft for *40.000 he
expected was missing.
GERMANY GETS A CONTRACT.
Porte Informed la a Friendly May
That (termsaty AA nulrt Raped
similar Treatment o t. .
SerHn. Dec. 21—The Ottoman govern
ment has con.raced for the reconstruc
tion of the Ottoman battleship Aasar-I-
Tewitk at the Germania wharf. Kle>, at
a coat of ISTOOOO
The Cologne Gexstte esys that Ger
many. In a friendly way. Inforaied the
Porte that If the claims of the Chtted
States for damages, growing Out of the
Armenian outrage*, wars granted. Qer
,mf'Y would expect similar treatment.
CAROLINA’S NEW FACTORIES.
fiver $.1,400,000 Hubacrthed to inter
allied Industrie* la %Idlflon to
•7.7!r>.<MN for t niton Factories.
Columbia, H C., Dec 28 —The Secretary
of State show* that for the ysar lftn the
following amounts have t*e**n subscribed
to manufacturing enterprises in this state
outside of cotton nulls
Wood products and building materials.
$442,000; iron foundries. $15,000. loom har
rier*. sA*.ftb. farm tools. sso,Oft); lot. SM>,OUO.
mucilage, $10,000; water power devekqv
ment. Jl.2oo.otvi. gold and kaolin ml new,
$1 telephotM ex banges, $7*8.100,
build 1 1 k and loan. 81,856,000; cotton seed
oil and bone fcrtllixer. S4U.Q(Ij. Total dl
ver*ttt and industries. s*.4oi.oun. against $2 -
98v.;30 lust year,
T-tal cotton mills. $7 716.000. against 86.-
NEW EMPEROR APPOINTED.
Unwaurr Fittprewa Weleet* a He*
Roy and l.ei* K ttsitg Helarn
London, Dec. 29—" Private advices from
the province of Hhan Hi say." wtrea fh#
Hharghai corrsspon lent at fhe Htandurd
"that while the court was sojourning a'
Titi Yuen Ku. the Empress Dowager se
cretly appointed anew Kmperor. with
the title Tung Hsu. He is a 16-year-old
hoy. who was taken to Sian Ku in the
Imperial yellow chair This explains the
permission given to Kmperor Hwang Hu
to return to Pekin.
‘Emperor Kwung Hu has notified the
reform party that he Is returning to the
apiial slid will reed tl**lr assistance."
nil'FlCl I.T or ACCBBPTANOB.
Reported In Unhington That Till*
ne*e ( ontldrr Terms Too INrh
Washing*n. Dec 28.—The Chinese em
bassy here is without information otn the
reports that Kmperor Kwang Hsu doe*
not approve the demands submitted by
the Powers. For soma days however, the
view has prevailed In Chinese quarters
that the term** were so harsh that It
would be difficult to secure tlvslr accept
ance. A report was In circulation in dip
lomatic quarters that one of the Chinese
envoys wa . opposed to accepting the
terms, hut It Is not known whether this
report came from any authoritative
source. It wss understood also that Li
Hung ('hang' illness might have soma
effect In retarding the regulations.
The state rlefxnrtinert has received noth
ing from Minister <‘osger to Indicate tha
the Kmperor oppose* the acceptance of
the pe.tce terms The officials continue
*o he hopeful of an early aceeptanea The
roUtt* referred to as obieottanabls to the
Chine***, chiefly the maintenance of lega
tion guard*, are not regarded here ss
hHe|y $o form serious harriers to Jn agree
m*r.t. nn all of the Powers probebly will
give visible evldenee. et an early day,
of their purpose to reduce the legation
guard ex a*on as ('hfna shows good faith
in accepting the condlttoiia.
In asms diplomatic quarters it Is be
lieved that the reported opposition of the
Hmi*rnr will not lead to a rejvuion of
the demand, but to the submission of a
counter proportion or tnqulry from Chi
nn This would save China her rights to
accept the terms at a later period, while
m the meantem** seeking to rtduca their
THIS THIIOPS IV CHINA.
Von Waldersee Neporta Ipnn Move
meats of International Force*.
Berlin, Dec. 2* —The war office has re
ceived Ihe following dispatch from Count
Pekin. Dec 17 —A column commanded
by MaJ. von Medal will star! to-morrow
for Ban Ma Helen to 00-oporste with the
Qrueher expedition, wldch left Tteei Tstn
I ice. 19, for Yuen Tien Tslen An Ameri
can detachment will Imve Pi kin to-mor
row vl* Hiana Ho Bten with Ihe same
object. The Chinese who were defeated
by the French Dec 22 fled In a southerly
Placed Over a stove to Thaw It F.x
plodra. Killing 91* and Wound
lag others. In llnllroad ( amp.
Keyser, W. V*,. Dec. 28.—One of tbo
most disastrous accidents In th* history
of railroad building In thin section hap
pened at Baker camp near Durbin, Poca
hontas county, on the line of th* Coal
ami Iron Railroad, now building out from
Klkin* A* Ihe result of a dynamite ex
plosion, six men are dead and aaveral
others are nol expected to live.
Th# accident happened at noon yes
terday, while th* men were at dinner.
Home dynamite had been placed about th*
stove to thaw out. and shortly after a
terrific naploslon wrecked the camp, kill
ed three men outright and Injured eight
others, three of wnom have alnee died
The dead men ever* blown Into atoms,
leg*, arm* and hand*, and other par!* of
their bodies being found In different di
rections from Ihe little building In which
they llveat among the wild mountains
Physicians hurried from Green Hank and
worked all night with the wounded, som*
of whom bagged the doctor* to shoot
them Instead of helping them to live to
be blinded or maimed for Ilf*. On ac
count of Indirect connection* with the
camp. It la Impossible to gecure the com
plete details 10-ntght.
PRBMWNT St *t OK HAITI.
Deprecates Kfsels of F.neoale* to
Discredit His flasvernaieai.
Kingston. Jamaica, Dec. 28—Prealient
Tlresias IMmon Ham of Haiti delivered an
Impassioned address Dec. 16. deprecating
th* effort* at Ida anemic# to discredit his
government In Ihe eyea of the United
Bta** and other nation*.
He said he knew who his enemies were,
stsl that he seould watch fhent carefully
until the expiration of hi* term of office.
Advice* front Halil say that the speech
mode an excellent Impression, and thpt
the country la tranquil.
W Llbelmlua's Marriage get far
New Tork. Doc. -Tha Holland Soels
ly of New Tork received a cablegram
from The Hague to-day. saying that
Queen Wllheltnlaa# marriage baa besu
I sat tor Fab. T.
ALGER TO MILES
ISXdEniKTANI OF U 411 RKXBWB
01.1 l FKt 11.
ARMY BEEF MATTER AGAIN.
HK l I’HOI ||v $.4,4> 4M> C4\D245%4
bays I MMsnl Fresh Beef 4\ ns a
btandard 4rnn Motion—Mr. 4laer’a
Article la tiir best Isaae of the
horth 4m*rirsn Review Ukely
to t rente a *easMftn.
Kew York. Dec 28. —The North Amr
can Review. In Its next issue, will con
tain an article on "The Food of the Army
During the Hpntilsh War?'* by ex-Secre
tary of War Ku*sell A Alger. The at
tk*4e cites the creation of the wsr invee
tigatUm commission, and says:
"On the nst day of r>ecember, the
major general commanding the army of
the t’nMcd Hiates appeared lefore lh
commission, then sating in Y.’ashlngf. n.
and made his statements wMh respect to
the canned, freehand refrigerated beef
furtilebed to the at my during the war.
The article says:
"den. Mile* refused to be sworn or
affirm, a* every other of the 4T> wltnw*ea
had been, declaring tn substance that he
would ’make his sdalement without bainvt
•worn arxl w r spon•,Me for whst he
"Although the commiMdon had been sit
ting n*arly ttiree months, the chargs
with reapsot to canned and refrlser •••si
beef were now made f.p the first time,
and. stranger and more Inexcusable •i 1
more uneoidlerly still, during all those
months with this pretended knowledge of
fsrts. which. If they existed, should have
been made known to the Secretary of War
for tha prelection of the army (lea.
Miles never mentioned 4he subject. Nor
did I ever hear a rumor of chemically*
treated beef being pure baaed for the army
until the OeneraJ s testimony wss given
before the commlMton. In answer to In
quiries ae to how canned beef became a
l*n of the army ration. Gen. Mile* sold:
".'You had better ask the Sscratary
of War or the Commie nary General; 1
think they can tell you I know It wa.*
sent to the army as food, and the pr
tense is that it was sent ae an experl
ment. • • • Then- wna sent to Porto
Kioo M 7 tons of what i* known as. rr
called, refrigerated beef, which you might
coll embalmed beef. • • •
" ‘Now if you want to ascertain the cost
to the government of this eo-calle.l re
frige rated teef •inhaimwi beef rake the
original coet. • • • I do not know
what may have been Injected In it.
• • • The understanding Is tha#
this la a secret process of preserving beef
• • • It may be that they are
still Handing the stufT down there I don't
know •• • If B was furnished
for any ex|edition In this country or snj
other, with such stuff 1 would prohibit
the men from taking It. • • •
I do not think that beef su<?h a* was
sent to Cuba and Porto Rico would h*
good In any country. In the stomach of
any man. • • • They coukl get some
bacon. but the* Is not considered
suitable food for the tropica. • • •
You auk about food In my judgment
that was one of the eertoua causes of so
much sickness and dftatresa on the part
of our troop*.*
•Tot Mi tent with these grave and ■an
dalous charge*, thus made public for the
first time before Ihc war investigating
commission. Gen. Miles permWted himself
to be Interviewed on the following day at
Ctnclntvst!, wii.s he made similar chargee
•*Tiia allegations that unsuitable food,
not a part of the legal ration, had been
furnished to the army under pretense of
esperitneM, *id I hat refrigerated beef,
treated with |>olsonous ciiemicals, bad
leen and was Iveing supplie<| to our army
of 275.W8 men. were Indeed serious, Imply
ing as they did. criminal lncomf*etency on
the part of the commissary department;
willful negligence and dishonesty.
“fpon Commissary General Charles P.
Kgan the chargee fell with the sudden
ness and sharpness of a blow from an as
sassin's knife out of the dark. Gen.
Kgan had been an officer of the regular
army for thlrty-slx year* No other sup
ply bureau of the atmy had excelled the
commissary department In promptness,
efficiency and successful administration
during the war. Tbe charge* of Hon.
Miles, fnadc so publicly and so positively,
and the manner In which they were for
the Orel time made known. #*<-med to
Gen. Fgan, In hi* nervoua condition, the
more magnified and horrible.
"(Aon. Kgsti Immrdlitlely requested a
rehearing from Ihe commission. I-asned
to the quick by the allegations contained
In Gen. Mile#' testimony and tn a *ut<se
quent Interview, given lec. 23 In a New
York newspaper. Gen. Kean's Indignation
exceeded the limits of hi* * If-eimtrol,
and In hi* efforts to deny the charge*
made, hts language in hla reply became
vituperative, extravagant and highly Im
proper. I believe that, had Gen. ICgan'a
health not been aerlowsly Imp* I rid by
overwork and anxiety, the two objection
able paragraphs of U> word*, out of an
aggregate of 13.000 words contained In hla
reply, would never have been written or
uttered. Kven yet, divested of Its offen
sive adjectives In ih* two paragraph* re
ferred to. his reply to Gen. Miles remains
unanswerable In Its logic amt tn-ontro
vertlbla In It* facts.
"The allegation that 1 had Inspired or
had any knowledge of Oen. Kuan's In
tended attack upon tIW statement of Ga
Miles 1a absolutely untrue. He did not
make known to me the nature of his pro
pnoed answer to the charges Neither did
hs consult me In the matter Had Oen.
Bgan submitted his manus- rlpf to me he
would undoubtedly at this writing still
he In full |esae*slon of th# rank and
privilege* of th* office of romml-ssry
general of Ih# United fttalc* army. A* It
was. even the se-lf-prejudlclal and Intem
perate presentation made by Oen. Kgan
convinced Ihe commission that there was
no foundation In fact for the charge* and
Ir.stnuattone deduclble frem the term*,
■pretense of experiment' and 'embalmed
-lAs soon as 1 learned of Gan Kga ' s
statement before the committer 1 sent
for him I Informed him of my surprise
and mortification al his conduct
"You had no right." I continued “to
matte us# of such unbridled language at
tint*, and under circumstance* which
assuredly would result In associating
th* PrisMwil'i name and my own Writ
such a disgraceful eplaoda "
"Th* language of Gen. Kgan could not
The article than review* th# sentence
of Oan Rain by the court, and ears the
court-martial was the result of th* lan
guage ragan used, not of Gen. Miles
"Gan. Mile*." th# article continues
■teemed te be p<eased with the notoriety
which his startling statements before the i
(Mnimisslon, and Mg subsequent news
paper Interview *\ him for again on
the list of Mar h. 9X* mi New York City,
he published e>klttlon.al charge* Thin J
intervlsw fieri Miles was unable to deny
under oath and part of hta statements in
It were used by the court of tiuiuay a*
a basis for InvestigNt!*."
U< ding Geti Mile*-' charges, the ex
fh- retary says:
If tkn Mitt* li*l not know that can
ned teef wa - t p irl of the army ration. 1
then he display'd an Ignorance In an im
port ant matter of his profession that l. j
to sav the least, moat remurktihle. If h*- ‘
dll know that canned fresh |eef was •
rertagnlg'd part the ration, then bl al
lagation t the contrary Im so much more j
"The allegation* of Gen Mile* that can
n and fresh l*‘ef w - not a part of the
army tit 101 lmi that It wm* Issued as
the pi'-tensf of an eximriment* were i.t
only contrary to tad, but sen- mad* *ts
solutety wit hoist . particle f evidence or
ex-'itee If Gen. Miles rtMllv bellevrsl hU
serious charges, his conduct is ait the
more b.nmeworthv. In that he apparently '
made no effort to assure titmsrif of thetr
truthfulness nor to report Ihem to th*-
H* retary ol War l>efor publt l> uttering
"If w* are to believe written evidence
to TTie contrary. It d<Hs not appear that
(er Miles w.is even honest in making his
dilatory charges ttmt the tinned beef was
Issued it* the pretense of an experiment,
and !h.t it noi a part of the ration
On June 17. Issn his m**at confidential
staff officer stinted n letter by ‘direction
of the major general commanding the
army.' Instructing she i)p t <mmtssary
nt Tampa to furnish to Gen Nunes 10,844
poun.i* of canne 1 roast beef, to be Issued
from the ‘subsistence stores of the army.’
If we at-* t accept the reading of this
letert a# correct. It |xv>yr# that Gen. Miles
knew that i unned fresh lH*ef was a part
of the ration, (hat he knew* there was a
large quantity of It at Tampa for Issue to
the tro(| and shat he so far approved
of tie use a* to direct that the ration lie
furnished in Isrgt qumtitte* to our allies.
"It was never Intended by the commis
sary department that canned heef should
l*o used other Shan as an emergency or
travel ration "
The article points out the legal warrani
and use here and abroad of canned beef
and says the only f.vult found with the
ration was that It was unpalatable when
served, without additional cooking and
without vegetables and condiments.
"He says the <ourt of tnqulry and War
rommisßion found that there w is no foun
dation for the charge shat canned fresh
beef was not a part of .the ration, or that
It had been furnished as Ibe pretense of
egperlmcnt. o Shat It w*t the |*ulp from
beef In the haste under which the B*n
tlago expedition left Tampa, proper pro
vision for cooking the food of ths men
on the traneprts seems to have b*er.
either neglected or Impossible on account
of the lack of Sime. (let). Miles arrived
at Tam ini on June I, o* the special repre
sentative nt the War Department to over
look and assist In Inc preparation and
etni >rkation of the Santiago s*p*dltlon.
If Gen. Mllea did not look Into the ques
tion of food for the Santiago expedition
he was as culpable as though he had
fulled to inspe 4 all other Important mat
ters. There wjs no shortage In vegeta
"The ration was not a perishable ar
ticle, and I do not hlnk that the expres
sion. 'ookwsal error.’ as ni>plltd by th*
court of Inquiry to this ptirebaaa. we*
warranted Moreover, the Navy Depart
ment purchased annually KM.ak) pounds.
or (IC.OS) rations, <ft this same canned
lieef Again, lie- War Department 1* now
sending to the Philippine* lbM*<o ration* cf
panned fresh lieef a month, for a force
consisting something less than tn.fibl
"It I* significant to observe that the
war Investigation commission eaysi "Of
the all need-s examined by this commis
sion, Gen. Miles and Dr. Daly are the
only one* who mak* Ihe charge 'of chem
ically treated beef ' Gen. Miles' star
tling and scandalous accusation* appear
to have been baaed entirely upon the ver
bal ata lenient a of Dr. W H. Italy, a
volunteer major and surgeon, and upon
a single leter from hits volunteer."
The ex-aecretary takes up the incident
of th* I’owell pro-eased beef, of which
he oay* two quarter* were allowed <o be
put op one of the Intneporte at Mr Pow
ell’S request, and that It epnlled and was
thrown overboard Nona ever was Issued
to the troops Mr Powell swore that the
hef exhibited by him al Tampa and
eaten by l>r Italy was treated by fumi
gation. and that neither boric nor salicy
lic arid was used at aU In the operation
Dr. Daly matte himself further ridiculous
In hla letter to Gen. Miles by referring
to Ih# last* and smell of decomposed
boric acid In Ih* meat condemned by tha
board on th* Panama Scientific evi
dence wa* submitted to th# effect
that boric arid doe* not decompose when
used a* a meat preoervatlve, and that II
has neither taste nor <dor
"At the time Ih* Panama Incident oc
curred, Dr. Daly hlm**lf odml a that his
observation* had been In progres# for
three months. He did nol communlcaie
hi* suspicions <o the hoard which con
demned and threw overboard the spoiled
meat, nor suhmM hla alleged samples of
tbet meal to Ih# government experts and
chemists for examination and test, but
secretly took It home to analyst*. He did
bring to Washington a residue claimed
to have been taken from the Panama, but
not proven o be refrigerated beef, which
contained (races of boric and salicylic
acids. The circumstance is suspicious
and doe* not Veflect credit upon Oen.
Miles' only witness.
"The allegation that Ihe food furnished
the army wa# the oau* of much slrknee*
seems lo have been is IHfl* Investigated
or to have had a little warrant for tl*
utterance as tbe other disproved charges."
In conclusion. ex-Herretary Alger says:
"While the allegallun* of Gen. Miles,
made only after the peace trealty had ueen
signed were not based upo* feci and
were conclusively disproved by two sep
arata tribunal*, unimpeachable In their
composition and methods of Investigation,
the Irreparable damage had been done. A
brave. honest and fatfhful officer,
suffering under the loch of pitch
cruel, unwarranted and unlMstlfled Impu
tation*. while exonerated from the heavy
odium of those charge* waa. as a result
of them. rlflced on th# altar of his own
I>aa*lon. righteous In Its existence, hut
fbexctiaabl# In It* expression. Beside*
this * false impression had been created
throughout the country aa to tbe food
furnishes! the army, which may never lie
removed. The charges of Gen. Mile*,
twice proven false in spirit and substance,
are therefore the more heinous In tbelr
effect. Yet tbe present Congress promoted
<ien. Mllea to lx- lieutenant general, and
ha* thus far failed to give to Gen.
Shatter the rank of major general to re
tire upon In his old age. and this after,
hht magnificent campaign at Santiago, as
wrii at bis former distinguished ser
Threatened Strike Wall Nat Take
WHkoebarre. Pa , Dec. 36—The threat
sued strike of the employes of th* Wiikee.
herre and Wyoming Valley Bhetrle Rail
way will not taka place, the ownpany and
the man after several t-anfarmre* having
succeeded In effecting on amicable ar
rangement in which each able mods con
DAILY I* A YEAR
f. G|CNTH 4 rOFY
WEEKLY 2-TIMKS A U KKK.tI A TEAR
on. n\nnt\<.i:H xitriii to
XtII'IIII.BN mi NI HII,
ISSUE STRONGLY PRESENTED.
4 kKMre TO THfT WHITT sl4 41 4*
URIX A* Tin: 4K4.R0.
An IHrrwif Prrsrntallon af fhe se
gru Hrstilea la fhe Snath hr
of Its Ablest fMacatses-lietli Ma
eatlun ami Prnnrtiisr for fhe he*
mrm t nu <1 cat a ed—Teachers Adjaarss
4fter I dvctlaa Glena of t'esrgla
Itl<'hmor.d. Vo.. Dec. 28 - The
C'ommlttee of the H*'iithern F/lumltonai
Ahsm Ution met thli morning, no general
session of the n*Mvisllut) frltif heM until
to-night and were address'd Ivy United
fkates < ommissioner of Education tlarrta
on Relations I’niversltlos and Cal
lge* to FubHc Hchools." and Prof. Wood
ward of the H.ufh t’aroiinx (Mllcfs on
"Dfawivacke to Fducgtlonal organisa
tion in the (Houth."
I'resident F. C. Woodward of ths
Houth raroilna tNdlege. t'oiumida. R. C.*
*|s,.*ke on "I>r*wtMckN to E>lu<wlkmal Or
ganiaarion m th** South " lie eakl
"Systematic organixation at educational
worn is a prime necessity. The reaitao
tion of this In the Houth is alow, mainly
due to the Indifference of the various
branches of the would-be *yetr-m to need
ed correlation, and to the *m. k of ao
"There la llttl*. onnectiofi luisaix the
schools fr*m lowest to highest The seo
ondary school* are independent petty re
iHitdtcs of letters with no nckmvwledged
otdlg.vMofi* to anv common atitndard*. and
no a **pird directl< n of my oommoti
he.id The collegee atp almost ii sttls
rivals. All are apparently incited by tha
commercial spirit 4o take the Add for pal
fvit>ie results, to surpass In niMnters,
equipment, notoriety. There la too little
emulation in k>wml works, ton much striv
ing for mfitertai results, ton little co-riv
alry In scholarship and culture. tx much
industrial antagontem ami envy, tor* much
seeking after palpable gains, to the neg
lect of the unseen eternal things, lienee,
the temptation, ton little reisted. to ao
commodate aianlat'de to impular fancy.
s4i* h school and college tries tn to- self
sufficient All are in the gntdivatlnff dl
plom i-glv lug boeine** Hwarms of A H a
btsss forth yearly from ttie unlversltlea.
col leges, coiieglste Inetltutea, almost his tv
schoula. to fatten oti the body politic, tfi
atead of providing for it.
"Hie iesustlng Uiae estimates and tde*l
encourage metensuat. super tlriaUty,
rhariatanism. There it dwaagantaattoii
instead of organixation There la preva
lent indifference lo libera) studlse. a sort
of modern scorn of culture that scouts
its regimen. The Industrial awakening
Is a dangeroua prcwiperlty that mmactf
revered traditions, thrsatena established
institutions and Ignores the highest aspi
These addreesos were discussed by tha
The report of the (irganlxstlon Commit
tee appointed two years ago for th# re
organisation of the association, wa* con
tinued until next meeting, a year hence
The afternoon wa# consumed in Ihe meet
ing* of d*|iiirtment>.
In the department of higher education.
Pi of Addlnm lloguc of Washington and
leu University. Himke on "The Clrealeet
Need of tkmthern Kdura-.lon " Prof. Har
rison Randolph of the College of Charlea
ton. H. C.. tin "The Prlvaie College and
Public School." and t'haniMlor Kirkland
Of Vanderbilt on "The Slat* Id educa
In Ihe departmenl of normal schools,
Prof p p Claxtan of Ihe Hlat* Normal
am! Industrial College of North Carolina
spoke on "The Function of Ihe Normal
School " Some of the departments did not
When to-night th a*orialtan i-onvened
w general session, the largest crowd yet
assembled was present. Prof. O. T.
Winston of the North Carolina College
of Agriculture and Mechanical Arl*. epnke
on "Industrial K-lucatlon al Ihe Mouth."
President Winston referred to education
am] machinery ae tbe two great forces
of modern life and said the South for
Ml years, maintained an Industrial system
(hat rendered Ihe full employment of
these force* impossible The long aec
tlonel contest thet eu.mlnated In the Civil
War wa# neither pcdltln*!. social nor legal,
loot at bottom, industrial, a struggle
between the educated Yanhee merhanlo
astride the steam egina and tha educated
Southern planter carrying on hie shoul
ders the Ignorant negro -lave. Had tha
South posee-esd equal resources and skill,
he said, the hoy* 'ln gray under bee and
Jackson would have ben invlnribte not
only by Ihe Nqyth. hut hy the world. The
poet helium recuperation of the Mouth
had elicited the world's admiration and
wonder. Hut he reel emancipation of th*
Southern whit* was the negro slave** ap
parent emancipation. He continued;
"The South I- now educating her own
children and those of her recent staves.
Hite Is converting Into wealth her largo
sniT varied resource*. Hut Its develop
ment I# only begun and ll* product* are
still either raw malerinl or cheap fabrics.
Its only safety la In skilled tabor and Ih*
"The negro." he said. “I* our labor unit
al present, and he Is less skilled than
during slavery Tn increase his skill an-1
productive power there mu*t be united
effort of the Nnrth ami South, through
government snd philanthrope, ed Ur-at ion
snd religion snd domestic, social and In
dustrial Influence. National manual
training schools should he established.
"The need of Industrial training for
Southern whites It scarcely leaa than that
"Our educational system needs to ho
reconstructed and almost revolutionised
The universal Southern schoolboy dream
of statesmanship must yield to desire for
workmanship Supply industrial -kill and
the Mouth will he th# psrsdl-e of th<
Dr Paul B. Barringer of Ihe Universi
ty of Virginia, spoke on "Kducstlon of the
Negro In the Mouth."
Th# most significant addre— mails be
fore ihe association was that of Prof,
Paul B. Barringer, for many years and
until a few day* ago. the chairman of
the faculty of th# University of Virginia.
Ill* subject one- “Negro Kducarian In th*
South." In considering this them* the
speaker lock a wide range and touched
upon the political, social and education
s'. phases with great vigor.
Discussing Ihe enfranchisement of thn
negro. Prof. Barringer said; "Th# at
tempted degradation of a proud psopla
wa- simply sectional rrima, but a btralto
on the wheel of national expansion Is, If
poaetbl*. a greater evil end .this, tha Fif
"We dace not give statehood to Ihe lel
snde already under the flag, wtth their
Spanish-American. Chinese. Malayan and
(ConUnued on Eighth Pag# / ,