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ii: " VOL. LXXIII. i RUSSIA IS FOR PEACE, The Czar Would Reduce the Fight- ing Forces. The Pressure of the Great Armed Forces Will ][,cad to a Catclysln. and the Very Tiling That Is Sooght to Avoid. ST. PETERSBURO. Aug. 28.--By order of Emperor Nicholas. Count Nuravieff, the formgn minister, on the 24th inst., handed to the foreign diplomats at St, Petersburg a note declaring tixat the maintenance of peace and the reduc- tion of the excessive armaments now crushing all nations is *.he ideal for wMch all governments ou$ht to strive. The czar considers the present moment favorable for the inauguration of a movement looking to this end and in- vites the powers to take part in an in- ternatioual conference as a means of thus insuring real and lasting peace and terminating the progresmve in- crease of armament. TEXT OF THE NOTE. The Czar&apos;s Lead Will Cause Others to Follow. LONDON. Ant. 28.--The czar's propo- sition for an international conference for the purpose of securing real and lasting peace among the powers and the termination of the progressive increase in armaments, as conveyed in a note from Count Muravieff. the Russian foreign minister, to the foreign diplo- mats at St. Petersburg, is likely to pro- duce a sensation throughout Europe, and coming frmn such a quarter and with such evident sincerity of purpose, it is likely to have important effects. The text of the note follows: "The maintenance of general peace and the possible reduction of the exces- sive armaments which weigh upon all nations present thcmsclvcs in existing conditions to tim whole world as an ideal toward which the endeavors of all governments should be directed. The humanitarian aud magnanimous ideas of his majesty themperor, my augalst master, have been won over to this view in the conviction that this lofty aim is in conformity with the mot es- sential interests and legitimate views of all the powers, and the imperial gov- ernment thinks the present moment would bc very favorable to seeking the means. "International discussion is the most effectual means of insuring all people's bcnefit--a real durable peace, above all putting an end to the progressive development of the present armaments. "In the course of the last twenty years the longing for general appease- ment has grown very pronounced in the consciences of civilized nations: and the preservation of peace has been put forward as an object of international policy. It is in its name that great states have concluded among them- selves powerful allianccs. "It is the better to guarantee peace that they have developed in proportions hitherto unprecedented their military forces and still continue to increase them, without shrinking from any sc- rifice. "The financial charges following the upward march strike at the very root of public prosperity. The intellectual and physical strength of the nation's labor and capital are mostly diverted from their natural application and are un- productively consumed. Hundreds of millions are devoted to acquiring ter- rible engines of destruction, which, though today regarded as the last work of science, are destined tomorrow to lose all their value in consequence of rome fresh discovery in the same field. National culture, economic progress and the production of wealth are either paralyzed or checked in development. Moreover in proportion, as the arma- ments of eaell power increase they less and less fulfill the objects the govern- ments have set before themsclve "The economic crisis, due in great part to the systems of armaments, l'outrance and the continual danger which lies in this massing of war ma- terial, are transforming the ormed peace of our days into a crushing but'- den which the peoples have more and more difficulty in bearing. "To put an end to these incessant armaments and to seek the menus of warding off the calamities which are threatening the whole world--su,,h is the supreme duty today imposed upon all states. "Filled with this-ides, his maicsty has been pleased to command me to propose to all the governments x ho " representatives are accredited to the imperial court, the assembling of a con- ference, which shall occupy itself with this grave problem. "This conference will be, 'by the help of God, a happy presage for the cc|tury which is about to open. It would con- verge into one powerful focus the ef- forts of all states sincerely seeking to make the great conception of universal peace triumph over the elements of trouble and discord, and it would at the same time cement their agreement by a corporate consecration of the prin- ciples of equity and rigitt, whereou rest the security of states and the welfare of peoples.'" Fever In 9Iexico. LAhore, Tex.. Aug, 28.--According to Mexican reports, twenty-six yellow fever suspects are held by the quaran. fine guards at Eagle Pass. Tex. They came from points in the infected dis- trict of Mexico, and will be held a suf- ficient time to establish their freedom from contagion. Advices from Tam- pico say the yellow fever situation is unehauged. Foreigners do not seem to euffer severely from the fever, andonly four or five deaths have occurred among them. Up to date there imve been eighty-two deaths from tbis disease. INSTRUCTIONS PREPARED. Tile Lines of Action for the Mlllt.try Com- |nlsslons Laid Down and Ready for Delivery. Washington, Aug. 30.--The instruc- tions to the Cuban and Porto Rican military commissions were drawn dp and approved by the president beforQ he left Washington, and are now ready to be dclivm'ed to the president of each before ic leaves The instructions will not be made public, but their gen- eral terms are known to bethcsame as the instructions sent to Gen. Shaf- ter regarding the government of San- txago, and to Gem Merritt regard- ing the Philippines. This will mean that the military commission will take control of Cuba and Porto Rico the same as the military governor now controls that portion of Cuba surrendered to the United States after the Santiago campaign. Tim many minor details relative to the evacuation of the islands are left to the commission, who will report any diffi- cult or disputed point to Washing. tou. There never has been any doubt that the United States would take full control of Porto Rico, but the instruc- tions to the Cuban military commission settles any question regarding that island, and means that for the present at least the United States wlil assume the government and control of tile remainder of the island as has been the case in Santiago. BANK WRECKER TODD. Un der Suggestion of Possible Lynching lls Tells What He Did wltlt All of the Bank's Deposits. Minneapolis. Minn., Aug. 30.--A Pres- ton (Minn.) special says: M. 1L Todd, the cashier who wrecked the Fillmore County bank. has confessed the thcftof all the bank's deposit funds to M. T. Orattan. one of his bondsmen. Grattan told Todd that a lynching was imminent unless he made a full state. ment. Overcome by fear he confessed that just prior to the bank's assign- ment he had taken all the money on deposit and delivered it to a former partner who is now in LaCrosse, Wis. The LaCrosse au Lhorities have been asked to arrest him. and further dex'elopments are ('xpectcd. It develops that Todd is a forger, a spurious note having turnc(l up in the bank's paper. Tocid seems to have completely looted the bank and his mother-in-law's large estate. The feel- ing against him is very bitter. WHITE HOUSE DESERTED. The Departure of the President ][akee Things Lone'some Arouud the Pxecutive Mansion. Washington, Aug. 30 .--The White House is deserted. The absence of tit( president kept away the prominent callers whose visits have marked th( daily routine of the president's life in the past few weeks, and even the nnmber of sightseers who go tlwough the public portions of the mansion were less than nsual. The going away of the president has I)Ut a quielus on the usual activity of Vastington, anti coincident with Mr. Mckinley's de- parture some of the metal)era of the cabinet, headed by Secretary Day, who is now at his home in Ohio, have taken leave of absence for a short while. COLLISION IN OKLAHOMA. Several Injured, None Serlou#ly, IIowever by a Collision on the Pan ilandle Branch of the Santa le. Wichita. Kas., Aug. 3(I.--'lirec miles cast of Alva, Okla.. Sunday afternoon there was a collision between a west- bound working train aud the east- bound passenger on the Pan ilandle branch of the Santa re. Eighteen or 20 people were injured but none seriously. Both engines were badly damaged and the mail car in- jured some. Miss Bidwell, of Kiowa, was cut over tl*e eye. John Prior. engineer of the freight; has a sprained hip. E. C. Reach, of Gainsvillc, Tex., knee injured. Express Mssenger Win. Smith, oI Wichita, jumped front his car. and was bruised. A. P. Torrey, assistant mail clerk hurt on head. Bey. Williams was hurl on shoulder. Other injuries were slight. MUSTER-OUT ORDERS. &nether Batch of Voluuteer Organiza- tions for Whieh Iuater-Ont Orders Have Been Issued. Washington Aug. 30.--The follow- ing troops have been ordered mustered out: Niuth Massachusetts. from Middle- town, Pa., to South Framingham, Mass., where they will be mustered out; Seventh Illinois. from Middle- town to Springfield; First Illinois, Lexington, Ky., to Springfield: Fifth Illinois, Lexington to Springfield; Sixty-fifth New York, from Camp Alger to Buffalo; Fifth Ohio. from Fcrnan- dins. Fla., to Columbus, O.; First Ws- cousin, from Jacksonvil(e to Camp Douglas, Wis.; Third United States volunteer cavalry (Grigsby's), at Chck- amauga; Fourth Texas, at Austin, Tex. No Mustering-Out Orders at Camp Met. rlaln, San Francisco. Aug. 29.--No orders for the mustering ott of troops at Camp Mcrriam have heen received by (en. Miller. nor any intimation of an intention of the war department to do so in the near future. The Ieavy artil- lery will probably bc retamed iu the service. Arrival of the Solace at Boston. Boston, Mass., Aug. 30.The United States lmspital ship Solace, having on board 74 sick soldiers and marines, has arrived from Santiago de Cuba, MISS., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1898. WOODVILLE, " IMISSISSIPPI DUELISTS, Hen. Charles Scott and Editor Wright Exchange Shots. Wright Said Co Have Beeu Slightly Voundcd--l'ollce Stop the Fight. Parties to the Duel Were Twice Arrested. VtCKSnt:Ito. Miss.. Aug. 80.--A meet- ins between llon. Charles Scott of Rosedale and C. E. Wrigilt of this city occurred today about 11 a.m.. at a point bout four miles north of the city, and wo shots were exchanged with no serious results to either side. The trouble grew out of attacks of tim Dispatch on the failure of the Rose- :lale Bank. of which Mr. Scott was president, the Dispatch intimating that the failure was not all straight. This brought a heated rejoinder frmn Mr. Scott's paper, the Bolivar Couuty Dem- ocrat, in which several harsh terms were applied to Capt. Wright. The Dispatch replied again, the result being a challenge from Mr. Scott, which was accepted by Mr. Wright. the meeting taking place today. It is reported that the preliminaries of the meeting were looked after for Mr. Scott by O. G. McGuirc. who ar- rived in the city a day or two ago. Mr. McGuire learned on Men(lay that Mr. Scott would probably be arrested on his arrival here. and then it is stated, lie wired Mr. Scott to leave the train a[ Redwood. where he would meet him with a carriage. This part of the pro- gramme was carried out. Mr. Scott joining Mr. McGuire at Redwood. MeGulre and Scott Arrested. While driving toward the city, their carriage was stopped by Chief of Police Price. who. addressing Mr. Scott. said: "Mr. Scott. ] place you under arrest.'" Tile party then drove into the city and to the police station. Mr. McGuire being detained tltere all night, Mr. Scott beingallowed his freedom. A warrant in the meantime had been sworn out for the arrest of Capt. Wright. The warrant was executed at 4 o'clock yesterday morning and Capt. WrighL was take to the office of the I)ispatch. where he was kept under guard several hours afterward. Mr. Wright learned that Mr. Scott had not been arrested, and determined to strain every nerve to be at the appointed place on time. With this object in view. he requested permission o step to tim rear of his establish ment. Fight Takes Place. This was granted and Mr. Wri'it, quickly goin tirouh the hall. joined a fri(-mi who was awaitin hin| and he was driven to the meeting place. Mr. Wright is said to have been represented by E. N. Seudder. Mr. Wright won the choice of positions on the toss. while Mr. Scott secured the word to fire. At the first simt neither man was touched. At the second Mr. Wright is said to have received a slight wound. A third shot was demanded hy Mr. Scott. which was readily granted by Mr. Wright. and the rcpresentativcsof both parties were in the act of loading tile pistols when Chief of Police Price appeared on the scene, with the re- mark: "Gentlemen. this thin must stop. l place you both under arrest.'" By this time numerous other parties had arrived on the scene, and the pro- ceedings were declared off. The firing distance was ten paces, the weapons being 3S-caliber Smith & Wesson re- volvers, smokeless powder. REMAINS OF COLU]YIBUS. Will They He Included In Surrender, or Will They Be Removed to Spain? II^vSA, Aug. 30, (9p.m.)--Gen. Pan- do. chief of staff to Gen. Blaneo. who lately returned from a voyage to Mex- ico and other Central and Sout Ameri- can conntrics, where be went on a se- cret mission to aron. sympathy for Spain. will return to Madrid tomorrow. IIe maintains strict reserve as to the results of his mission, ttis post here will be occupied by Gen. Selene. Tomorrow will be Gen. Bhnxco's birthday, lie celebrated it in advance by a gift of NS00 to be u.ed in tie pur- chase of relief for distribution among the local charities, tits generosity is much applandcd. IIavana business houses and private citizens subscribed during the blockade the sum of $500.000 toward the improvement of the navy, but the opportunity to utilize the fund in that way havin passed, a meeting. was held yesterday to consider appro- priating the fund to the erection of a new and magnificent Spanish dub. Opinions as to this proposal (lifter widely, the subscribers who are to re- main here being in favor of the project, but those who are expecting to return to Spain considering such a proposal as unfair to the Spanish. The papers are greatly agitated as to the disposition of the remains of Co- lumbus, and it is understood that the Duke of Veragua, the only living de- scendant of the discoverer of America. will request the privilege of removing them from the Havana cathedral and carrying them to Spain. there to deposil them with the remains of other illus- trious Spaniards. The general impres- sion is that the remains are not to be included in the surrender. Gen. |errltt's Last Act. MANILA. Aug. 30.--Gen. Merritt. prior to his departure, abandoned his policy of ignorinff the existence of Gem Aguinaldo. leadcr (/f the insnrgents, lie deeldcd to grant Gen. Aguinaldo's re- quest that he be permitted to send a reprcsentative with Gem 31erritt. Gem Aguinaldo designated Col Agoneillo to act as an resurgent envoy. Although Col. Agoncillo is likely to have no standing before the peace eommissi(m if hc should proceed to Paris. Gem Aguinaldo ordered him to board the China and to accompany Gen. 3Ierritt at least as far as Hens Kent. i ii IGOMEZ FIRES GARCIA THE OMAHA EXPOSITION. Its Success Meeting the Highest xpeeta,. tioes of Stoekholder find Managers --Warrants Redeemed. Omaha, Aug. 29.--The success of the Transmississippi exposition is meeting the highest expecLations of stockhold- ers and managers. Total attendance last week was 115,840, or over 12,000 in- crease over the week previous. Esti- mate for this week. 130,000. The man- agers have reduced the price of admis- sion to 25 cents for Sundays, and also for Monday and Thursday evenings. Secretary Wakefieldhas issued vouch- era for the redemption of more than one-half of the warrants that were is- sued to exposition creditors in June. This is a substantial indicati that the finances of the exposition are on a safe basis. When the warrants were issued Secretary Wakefield assured the contractors and others who were asked to carry them that the process of re- demption would be beguu by Septem- be:" 1. Of the $36,189.92 issued, $19,- 994.75 were redeemed almost three weeks before the time had expired. The balance, amounting to $16,195, will be called in early in September. Saturday thc excursion of the Na- tional Editorial association will ar- rive, nearly 500 strong. Satnrday is also designated as Burlington ([a.) day. MAKING THE LAW OBNOXIOUS. Working Io Enforce the Sunday Glosing Law with a Zeal 1Vorthy of a Better Motive. Ceveiand, O., Aug. 29.--Cleveland had a spasm of a very peculiar kind of morality yesterday. Nearly every cigar store, news stand and candy store was closed, most of thedrnggists sold nothing but mediciues on prescmp- tiou and restaurant keepers refused to sell cigars Yet the saloons, as usual. with little pretense of keeping closed, did a rushing business, through side doors, behind screens. Tim cause is the resentment of a few merchant tailors and elotMers, whose clerks a short time ago iadnccd the Retail Salesmen's nnion to cause the arrest of those clothiers who kept their stores open on Sunday mornings, thereby depriving their employes of part of their weekly day of rest. This movement spread to the butch, era and the grocers, aud then the ag- grieved clothing dealers, not more than a dozen in number, decided to make the Sunday labor law obnoxious by compelling its rigid enforcement upon everybody. They hired an attorney, who caused the arrest of a few cigar dealers and news-stand keepers last week. Titan he announced yester- day that all such places would be watched and those who violated the law would bc arrested. Tile Cigarmakera' un!on vohmteered to help make the law obnoxious by sending spotters out yesterday. The result is that nearly el| of those whose business comes under the pro- visions of the old law closed their places as a matter of precaution. It is announced, however, by the constables engaged in the work that about 40 warrants will be issued to-day. IMPORTANT ARRESTS. Two Men, Rnlleved to He Implleated la a Counterfeiting Soheme, Arrested at Texarkana. WaMxington, Aug. 29.--Chief Wilkie, of the secret service, was yesterday iu- formed of the arrest at Texarkana of two men believed to be implicated in a counterfeiting scheme, the sequel of a case which the scerct service has been working on since April last. At that time Birmingham, Ala., aud its vieiuity was flooded with counterfeit bills. Two men were arrested aud convicted and sent to the penitentiary, but the source of the counterfeits was not dis- covered. The case was turned over to an opera- tive of the Little Rock district. About a week ago he heard of a mysterious box that had been shipped from Fair Oaks, Ark., to Tcxarkana, addressed to James Cobin. The secret service official opened the box and found that it contained $3,810 in counterfeit silver certificates. When Cobin came to claim the box he was arrested. Hi real name is said to be James S. !Me- Quirk. Another man named Jame Cobin, alias Caperton, was also ar rested. Chief Wilkie believes the ar- rests are important. FOUND AND ATE TOADSTOOLS. Wife &nd Daughter Dead. and Rev. Oeorge Jefferes in a Very Critical Condition. Chamberaburg, Pa., Aug. 29.--Mrs. Rev. George Jefferes and child, of Philadelphia, died in Shtpeusburg, yes- terday, hom the eating of toadstools. Rev. Jefferes, who is a minister of the Luttmranchureh, was spendiughia vacatiou in Shipeusburg witl his wife's father. George Davidson. Fri- day he and his wife and child,while on a walk in the country,found what they thought were mushroom. They gathered a number and ate them. In- stead of mushrooms they were toad- stools. Some time after tile three per- sons became very sick. Mrs. Jeffbres and her daughter, eight years old, died yesterday morning, and Rev. Jeffcres ia in a very critical condition. Jewish Colony for Porto Rico. Kansas Citv, hie., Aug. 29.--Bar.eft Pruzan's planto form a Jewish colony for Porto Rico has been taken up by several families in other cities. Mr. Pruzan is daily in receipt of letters of inquiry regarding the scheme and many have signified a determination to join. Assistan Secretary of tile In- terior Webster has beea written by he projector fox' information as to she character o! the climate and soil of lihe island. Should the land be thrown open to settlement. Mr. Pruzan eti, mates that at least "i0 families will &! once embark tor P'ta Ric Because of Hi Conduct in tho Shelter EDiaode. Was Breach of Discipline--The Pro- visional Government Ordered His Bemoval--Gen. Rodriguez Sueceeds Him. SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Aug. 30.--Gcn. Gareia has been relieved of his com- mand by Gen. Gomez. acting under in- structions from the provisional govern- ment. This is owing to- disapproval of his action during the Shafter incident and in view of the fact tha Garcia is persona non grate to the American gov- ernment. At the commencement of the war the Cuban officers were ordered to put themselves under the orders of the American commanders, and the letter of Garcia to Sitafter is looked upon as a breach of discipline. Ilia resignation is not accepted, but he is relieved of his command. Gen. Rodriguez, command- ing in the east under Gomez. will suc- ceed him. A courier to Gen. Lawton this morn- ing confirms the news that Gem Lacrete will arrive this evening from Santa Cruz with dispatches from Gen. Gomcz to Gem Lawtou. The substance is yet unknown. A conference will be held at Santa Anna. The Cuban leaders are Laeretc, Cevreco, Perez, Rabi Castillo and oth- ers. Preliminaries willbe arranged for the delegates to go to Camaguez to at- tend the election of the new Cuban government. Col. Ray of the Third Regiment of immunes reports from Gnantanamo that the Cnbans there, consisting of two battalions, have intimated their inten- tion of entering the town and display- ing the Cuban flag. Col. Ray said that as Gnantanamo is United States terri- tory he would t*ook upon this action as hostile and call ou his men. Then the Cubans said trite reason of their pro- posed entry was a report that the Span- ish prisoners in the town would rise and .acrifice the American garrison, and iey finally concluded by asking fox" 4,n00 rations. Gem Castillo has been advanced to brigadier-general to the general di- vision of war. and will go by steamer to San Juan today to meet (;arciaat Jibara. but 1 learned that the latter left there for Biguani. A courier arriving from Gen. Castillo reports tlmt the governor of Puerto Principe ires ()fie red to march out. giv- ing up the town t,o the Cubaus. if sup- plied with 1.000 head of cattle, 400 carts and 800 oxen for transport to Havana. Tile Cubans refused to do this this af- ternoon, after the notification of peace. NEW ORLEANS AT SAN JUAN. First United States A'arshlp to Enter the llarbor Since Peace Came. S ,lt'A. Porto Rico, Aug. :0.--En- thusiastic scenes were witnessed when the United States warship New Orleans, the first American vessel to enter the harbor of San Juan since the war with Spain began, this morningsmned into port and anchored near the English ca- ble steamship. The arrivalof the New Orleans was rather unexpected and created considerable excitemcut. The vessel entered the imrbor at slow speed, the Stars and Stripes flying from the forepeak, and sou nding lines being con- stantly in use. Along the walls of Morro Castle the Spanish soldiers formed a solid mass, .while great crowds of citmens swarmed on housetops and along the wharves. eagerly watching the advance of the American vessel. After the New Or- leans had dropped anchor her com- mauder came ashore to pay his respects to Caot.-(cn. Macias. IIe was met at the wharf by an immense crowd. Rear Admiral Schley is expected to arrive here Sept. 6. when he will hoist his new ensign on the New Orleans. Maj.-Gen. Miles has telegraphed to Capt.-Gen. Macias soliciting clemency in the case of Mayor Sanchez, who. it is thought here, probably will not be shot. There is a rumor that tie made his escape. Capt.-Gen. Macias has pro- tested to Gem Miles against allowing persons publishing newspapers in Ponce to say that the Spaniards con- template vengeance on the natives. Those persons, lie declates, are seeking to prejudice the Americans against the Spaniards. Gem Miles has asked for permission to scud a hospital ship to Arecibo, and his request has been granted. Gee. TAYLOR VERY ILL. His Family Has Been Summoned to John- son City. K.OXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 80.--The family of Gee. Taylor has been sum- inched from Asheville, N. C., to his home at Johnson City. He arrived there this morning from a three days' stay in Nashville. lie is critically ill and nmch anxiety is feltconcerning his condition, lie was attended while in Nashville by his physician, Dr. W. J. Miller, of Johnson City. Large Order tot Cars. (IKDSDE,. Aia., Aug. ;0.The Elliott Car ComImny has just booked an m'der for 750 box ears for the Southern Rail- way. Supplies I)leyed at Havana. WAStI1N(iTOX. Aug. 80.Advices re- ceived at the state department today to the effect that Miss Clara Barton of t he National Red Cross arrived at llavana yesterday with supplies for the stare- lug inhabitants of that country, and that the Spanish attthorities at Havana refused to allow the supplies to bc landed and imposed a fine of $509 upou the master of the ship bcause he had no manifest. The matter is under con- sideration by the authorities and steps will be taken to secure the landing of t]9 spplies and  rlliion of the fine. EX-GOV. MATHEWS DEAD. The Former Execotlve of lndlana 8uo,. eumbs to Paralysis, with %Vhleh He was Stricken Last "Veek. Wingatc. lnd., Aug. 30.--El-Poe. Claude MatLhews, of Indiana, died, Sunday morning, at the country home of Isaac Meharry at this place, fie was taken there immediately after re- ceiving a stroke of paralysis while ad- dressing the old settlers of Montgomery county, from which he never rallied. Ilia wife and all the immediate mem- bers of his family were with him when he died. CLAUDE MATTttErS. Claude Matthews was born in Bath county, Ky. December 14. 1845. He left Kentucky in 186 and settled in Yermilion county, Ind.. where he had a farm of 2.000 acres, lie organized the Indiana Shorthorn Breeders' asso- ciation, and was one of the founders of the National Association of Short- horn Cattle Breeders of the United States and Canada. Althongh ahvays having a strong prediliction for politics. Mr. Matthew rarely sought office. He ser xeda term in the legislature "in 187(;. In 1.90 he was nominated and elected secretary of state, nnd in ]92 he was chosen governor. Matthews was related through his mother lo some of the best families of Virginia and Ken- lucky, lte was the son of Thomas A. Matthews and Eliza A. I:leteher. His maternal great-grandfather. (;en. Thomas Jefferson Fletcher. wasanoffi- cer in the United States army in the wal" of 1812. After his lerm for governor expired, Mr, Matthews retired to his home in Vermilion connt y. In 1896 the friends of Mr. Matthews resolved to make him a conspicuous candidate for the democratic presiden- tim nomination. The "state con- vention was enthusiasiiea]ly in favor of his nomination I))" lhe national dentoeratie (.onvenion, which met in Chicago lit ,lnly, 195. Mr. Matlhews indorsed the aeiion(lf the nalional denln(,racy, and intnledl- ntely began a l]lost hrillianl cauvass for l]rvan liud Sewa]l. He nevrr fal- tered for ltn iusisnt, hul eontinuedael- ivcly Ill %VO1"] uutil 1he= polls were closed in November of that year. January 7. t868. he married Martha R. Whiteoml). danghter of the ]ato James Wiiiteomb, who was governor of Indiana from 1843 to 1849. art(1 was nfterward United States senator from this state. Mr. Matthews attained wide ceh, b- rity while governor by driving out the Roby gamblers. YOU CAN'T KEEP THEM DOWN. Where Women iIave Merit They Can $- pire and Attain to Any PmflUon Uslly Filled by Men. Washington, Aug. 30.--Yesterday, for the first time in the history of the American army, a woman was ap. pointed a member of the medical staff. Dr. Anita Ncwcomb McGee, wife of Prof. W. J. McGee, of this city and daughter of Prof. Simon Newcomb, formerly of tile naval observatory, was regularly sworn in as an acting assistant surgeon, This, accmxling to Secretary Algcr's general order, would entitle her to the uniform of a second lieutenant, with- out designation of rank. It is no likely, however, that Dr. McGee will avail herself o this privilege. The appointment, while a novelty from a technical standpoint, is not the beginning of Dr. McGec's service with the war department. Throughout the war she has been in charge of the se- lection of le women nurses, aud of the 7t or morenow in the field most have passed muster at her hands. Assistant Surgeon McGee goes to New York to-g|it to select 30 gradu- ate nurses for service in Porto Ico. Dr. McGee has regularly practiced her profession iu Washington for some years, and is well known in medical circles throughout this country, hav- ing contributed several papers to the American Association for the.Advance- ment of Scicuce aud to other scientific organizations. A Soavenlr of Their ervten for Men in the Aullry Fleet. Washington, Aug. 30.--The navy de. partment was yestecday furaiahed with new form of honorable discharge from the navy for use in ease of the men servingin tile auxiligry fleet. It differs little from the regular form of discharge, exep in its decoratiou wtxich consists o small earaving.s of an old tvpe monitor, :t convecteJ yacht and a co;umerco. (lesLroycr of the Yo- semite type, Lhe t|irec clsc.a on which the naval reserve meu were called to serve. Mrs. Scott's Thousands. San Francisco, Aug. 30.ln a decis- ion rendered ycstel'dy ,lulge Coffee upheld th will of Mrs. Anclla Scott who died last December, leaving $500, 090 to be divided antonff her immediate relatives, l|er ilusbnd, to whom s;lo bequeathed two-flLieLhs, al:l her niece lt' Miiey, to whom tttxe [e[t $/, con- tested the wilt separately on the ground that the decease4 was mentally incom- petent, and had made the will while unduly inflaeneed b7 relatives. ,la(ige ('offee decided that tile decedent wa ampeteu au4 Uo lia,.|qe iafltzuoo w UL NO. 12, iii i iiii iii " " i  <; A HIDEOUS I}iSOOVERY The Body of an Unburied Skllt Allowed to Rot l:/orrible Neglect Of the Dead In a Dlvis|t ltospltaI--Anlther Horror as the Seqaenee to Carelosanes, CIIATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 9.A genuine horror was discovered tcday by Capt. Samuel S. O'Connor, of Cola pany A, Ninth New York, and will be- reported by him to Gee. Black when h reaches this city. Capt. O'Connor, ater some hesitatmn, told the following story: Private Nunns, who is a member of a well-to-do New York family, transferred from Company A, New York, to the second division corps hospital company. He was taken sick last Monday mad was sent to the second division hospital, where he died Saturday. No report of the death wa mle to Capt. O'Connor, and today he went to the hospital to see how the man was getting along. He found him , lying in a tent udjoiuing a fever tent, on a cot, stark naked; his body hal been opened and an autopsy performed, the flap covering the stomach and bowels having been laid back. The body was in a horrible state, and had laid there naked since Saturday, I was fly-blown and maggots were crawl- ing about over the eyes and ears. En- raged and shocked at the horrible sight, Capt, O'Connor called on the physician in charge and denounce4 them in round terms. Being asked why the body was not dressed, the doctor said the man had no clotlles. "Did he come here naked?" ' asked Capt. Q:Connor. "No: but he had no clothes." When they heard that the attention of Gee. Black, of New York. would be called to the matter when he arrived here a suit of clothes was instantly found, the body was sponged off and dressed aud fixed for the undcrtaker's care. The remains of this dead soldier lay right against a tent full of sick men. The odor from the body on Mon- day was something fearful Capt. O'Connor preferred charges against, Maj. Smith, Maj. Raymond and Maj. Hubbard, doctors in charge of the sec- " end division Third Corps hospital. The matter will be investigated, and tha thoroughly. Capt. O'Connor says bC has served eight years in the British army in South Africa, on the Nile and elsewhere, and he never saw better managed hospitals than the Letter and Sternberg hospitals at Chickamanga, :l icy are models sa(t ths veteran, b ft. he added, the dlwslon hospita are rotten, utteE y rotten in every way. I would never expect to sec a sick man of mine alive ag.ain if he were sent to one of these horrible places." As for the camp, Capt. O'Conm)s: " - "In all my years of soldiering" 1 was never camped in so healthy and pleas- ant a place as the Ninth New York oe cupy in Chickamauga Park. It iS a model camp in every way. There is nothing wrong about the camp, the water or natural surroundings, bnt carelessness and neglect have made bad conditions in spots, while the division hospitals are little better than pest houses, places of death and misery. They are a disgrace to the army and the country." DR. HOULTOIS CRITICISM. A Story That Shows Gross meat and :Neglect. BALI:LOE, ]fd., Aug. 29.--Dr. S. S. Houl ton, one of the physicians on the : State hospital train that brought the sick members of the Fifth Regimen' from Ituntsville, tells a story that show gross mismanagement and neglect somewhere. He said: "The camp at Huntsville is high and dry, but I am told the hospital is inn ravine subject to all the dainagc of wet weather. I had the caring of two cars loaded ouly with typhoid patients. It was a pitiable sight. Two of the first men who came on my car were typhoid patients, almost unable to liell themselves. In their weakened and desperate condition, what kind of food do you think these men were carryin with them? Nothing but harda biscuit and a piece of salt meat each. "The idea of feeding sick men on such stuff is prima faeie evidence ot something wrong, but for typhoid pa- tients to be fed on such truck was little less than murderous. The meu told me that this was all they had for sev- eral days. "These same men ixad been lying in a hspital tent, in which stood sevel'al feet of water. The tongues of the typhoid patients were so parched and cracked that they looked like alligator akin. They had had absolutely nc proper medical attention and, in fact, were reduced to such a condition that we fully expected many to die. Dewey Has Plenty of Suppllee, W ASIIINOTON, Aug. '29.Rear Admiral Dewey has informed the navy depart. merit that he has an abundance of sup" - plies for the present neets of his squad. : ton. In a dispasch to the departme today Im announces the arrival of an Australian refrigerator ship with fresh meats and other provisions. Fever Sitnatlon Encouraging. . V'ASnI NGTON, A us. 9.--(Jratifvtn, :.. reports have heeu received by Surgeon- General Wyman from the places where yellow fever recently made its appea ance and the hope of that ofllcial is that" it will be stamped out without diffi- culty. "State Health Officer Portr, o! Florida, wires there is no excitement at Key West, where tile fever was re- ported among the marines. Such a desire to leave will be permitted to dc so upon presenting munity or remaining in the