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T!i<? Times odtlrc ycstoniay: !> A. M., W;
12 M.. 63: 3 P. M.. 6C; G P. M., 64; S P. M.,
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VOT, 1(5 NO 220
WB4THER FORECAST.
Forecast for Tues.Jay and Wednesdaj
Vtrginia and Xorth CaroIIna?Fa:r T.iea
day and Wednesuay; light varlable
winds.
R1CHMOND. VA. TUESDAY. OCTOBEB 22. 1901
PlilCE TWO CENTS
A GREAT FIELD
DAY IN YIRGINIA
Addresses From Every
Huslings in the Stale.
UEMOCRATS AROUSED.
Montague and Marshall Speak at
Harrisonburg.
CREATE WIUCH ENTHUS1ASM.
Willard Speaki at Boydtoa With Congress>
mcn Jonc* and Lassilcr-The Rcpubll.
cans Had Appoistnents Wherever
tbc Deraocrcts Spckc?Col Fo.je
Vi-erprrctivc Againsi
Dcuiocrsts.
(Speclai Dinpatch to The Timw.)
HARRISONBURG. VA.. Oct. 21.?A. ?'?
Montague, Dcincbratlc candidate for Gov
crnor, and Judge James W. Manshall ad?
dressed Iho voters'of Rockingham to-day
at the courthouso on the tesues of the
gubernatorial campalgn. Congressman
james Hay prcslfied over thte raeetlng
and Introduced the speakere. In lntro
?nclng Mr. Montague; he said he had
bcen a friend of Mr. Swanson during
the canvass for the, nominatton, but that
he heartily jolned hande with the Dcmoc
<? vi,-.i.,i., i- sunnorting Mr. Mon
racy of \ Irglnia in su?,
tacue and pralsed him *>r the lidelity
v.ith which he had diecharged eyery duty
jntrusted to him.
Mr. Montague's speech abounded in wit
ana humor. and contained many keen
thrusta at the record and canvass of his
opponent, Colbhei Hoge. He. *owever.
d d not attack Colonel Hoge in as bitter
terms as Hoge had attacked him when
here at September court.
LINE OF DEMARKATIOX.
Tlie linc of divislon between the Demo
rrats and the Republicans. said he, lies
in the fact that the latter belleve in
rutting powcr in the hands of the few,
while lhe former contends for the rule
of many. It claima the right to run local
affairs without Federal interference. it
Btands for home rule and communiiy
independence. _ . .
Democratic admlnistration ol affairs m
Vircinla ls hevond criticism. Under :t Vir?
cinla securltles advanced from less than
liitv to 35. In another year they wll
reach par. As to the public schools, A ir
rinia contributes mor.e money in lump
sirm and per uapita than any State ln
tbe South. Mr. Montague believes ?n
niore technical ediucation, which will en
hance the usefiilness of VTrginla's young
Mr Montagiie's expressions as to the
suffrage quesUbn were but a reiteration
of those expressed by him in his speeches
In othef parts oflhe State.
CYCl-ONE JIM.
Ex-Congressman Marshall's address
was aiong wmilar lines. and, like that
,., Montague, aroused grcat enttoosiasm.
He said negro rule in pblitlcs and in so
ci-l equaiities were alike impossible, even
though Teddj- ROosevelt did gather ?
der his roof and at his board all the
Washingtons from George to Bucker.
The Republicans were addressed from
Ibe courthoupe grcen by H. Proston
Gray of Lynehburg, and H. Gordon Mil
ler, of Norfolk. They had a gooa crowd
and plenty of enthusiasm.
COL HOGE VITUPERATIVE
ProJ. Ucor^e W. Miiss Proves Uimself an
Able Stumper.
(Speclai Dlepatcn u> Tb<> Times.)
MARION, VA., Oct. 2L?Poiitical speak
hi;r by both parties began at 1 o'elock
herc to-day. -Mr. Groner, from a stand
in the courthouse souare, led off :lor the
Republioans and spoke one hour. He re
ftrr. d to the eiection iaws, to Mr. Ander
eon's refusal to meet him on.the stump
and to the propositioh to disfranehise
;.? 0 white men and all the negroes.
Mr. Hoge followed him and held his
i :r.,v,i for two hours. He was in fine
trlm and made a strong speech. His ar
raignnuiu of the DemocratJc party and
its leaders was teriffic Mr. J. T. Etly
son seems t.' havo incurred his especial
displeasure, as the English ianguage
could furnish no strongcr terms than he
made tise of in speakjng of that gentle
man. Mr. Hoge was cloeely listened to
and made a TOte^getting speeck.
ln the oourthouse the Democrats were
addressed toy Mr. .1. C. Byars, candidate
for theSenate. in a wejl recelved speech.
Mr, George W. MUes opened ln a hand
some trlbute to Stnytb county, wherc iiis
boyhood >ia>s were sp-ent. where he mar
ried his w!:'e and where the remalns of
his dear ones iie burled. His speech was
Boolarly and replete with lo^lc and ar
gtanent, HL-- defense of the. Constitu
Uonal Convention and his trlbute to the
fndi\iduals oomposing it was as liand
Bome md briliiant as the English Ian?
guage ie BUSceptiWo of conveylng.
The speech \\^s b thorough and echol
arly dlscussion of the Issiies of the can
\,i::. and was listened t<> with marked
atteiition. it was bold and vigbrous, and
v.lll. no doubt. bt of great benefit to the
party In Smyth county. He was fre
Quently and.lustily applauded, and at the
olosf br his Vpe^h was hoartily con
gratulated by 5iis frionds on his magnifi
eent effort.
Professor MUes has never engaged in
pwlitloafl diseussions beifore, bat has al
ways takeu a livcly intercst in awlitical
?natters. His sucoess ln this new de
rj ;;e is gratifying to his frierids.
Both Mr. Of-orsf and Mr. Ilonakcr were.
herc stlrrtrg up their friends. Thocrowd
was ,abbut eouall}' divided, and liptenf-d
?a?n to all the cpsakers.
AN UNEXPECTED PLEASURE.
Col. George C. Cabetl, Jr? Addresses A large
Crowd at Chatbam.
(Spocial Dlspatvh to Tho Tlmes.)
THATHAM. VA., Oct. 21.?Col. Georg-e
Q, Cabell, Jr., addressed a large anden
thuslastic crowd of voters in tho Acade:ny
of Music to-day. It was quite a :=.ur
prlse, as no one had l>een advertised to
?-!)? ak here to-day.
Col. Cabell spokc for more than an
hour. polntlng out th<- more important
iMuea of the pendlng campalgn, whie'i
wau listened to attentlvely and ellcited
nmch applause, He was followed by V*. J
M. Allen Garrett, of Henry, nominee f->r !
?o&>tar Scnator from this and Henry
county. His speeeh was very short and.
made a lasting impression, and was
grectcd with rourids of applause. Thls is
the lirst lime he has bcen before a crowd
of Pittsyivania voters, and lic will re
celve a large votc from this county.
Xo one r^presented the Republicans, al
thougb nimore were n.float that Colonel
.1. Hampton Hoge would be present. Can
dldates were nuracrous, and reports aro
that therc is considerable dlssatisfactlon
in the county.
Vcry little ir.tcrcst is bcing manifcsted.
ESSEX AND MIDDLESEX.
Sesrs and Lawsoo Create Eathustasm ot
Tappabannock.
(Special Dispatch to The Tlmos.)
TAPPAHAXXOCK. YA,, Oct. 21. -J.
Boyd Sears, of Mathcws, candidate for
the Senato from the Thirty-ninth Scnato
rial District, and W. H. Lawson, of Mid
dlesex, candidate for the House from Mld
dlesex and Essex. addresscd a large and
cnthusiastic crowd bere to-day.
Mr. Sears led off with a masterly speeeh
of one hour and a half and made a very
fine impression on the voters of Essex.
Mr. Lawson followed in a short speeeh
and also made a fine impression.
The iridependent candidate for the
House. Dewis Jones, of M.iddlesex, who
is opposing Mr. Lawsbri, was also on the
ground. but as ho did not make his ap
pearance on the pfatfprm hc is supposed
to ho making a still hunt. There was no
Republican speaking. It is thought the
Dcmocratic ticket will sweep Essex and
Middlesex.
SPECiAL PRIMARY IN WARWICK
Contest Beiween Factions ScMIed?Madison
Eiecled.
(Spcinl Dlspctch to The Times.)
NEWBORT NBWS, VA, Oct. 21.?The
Dcmocratic supremacy of Warwlck coun?
ty was decided to-day at a special pri
mary ordered by State Chairman Ellyson
and presided over by i?-e.ssrs. R. Carter
Scott and II. G. Buchanan, of Richmond.
County Chairman E. C. Madison won
out over County Chairman .T. H. Crafford
by 1C7 votes.
--.ere were a. number of fights during
Ihe day. but nothing of a serious na
ture.
MUCH POLITiCS IN FAIRFAX.
Democrats and Repufalicsns Havc Strong
Speskers Prcient.
(..Speeial Dlspatch to Tlie Times.)
FAIRFAX, C. H., VA.. October 21.?The
U.emocrats and Republicans had public
speaking here to-day, the Democrats iri
the Courthouse and the Republicans in
tlie Town Hall. Both were wcll attended.
The Democrats were adressed by Mar
shall R. Peterson, John F. Rixey, Goo.
W. Andereon and R. E. Bee, Jr.
The Republican speakers were: J. J.
Sangster, the Republican candidate for
the House; Park Agnew, Statc Reubiican
Chairman, and Thos. Bee Moore. The
meeting was further enlivened by a band.
Ali parties seemed satisfied with the
work of the d;iv.
BIG DAY AT SALEM.
Clayton Cassell and Otey for Democrats and
Pat .McCaul! for Republicans.
(Spc ial Dlspatch to The Times.)
SALEM. VA., Oct. 21.?The politieal
campaigu opened in Roanoke county to
day, and a right lively opening it was.
It was also county court day, and hun
dreds of farmors from all over tlie coun?
ty helped to swell the immense crowd
which greeted the orators.
Boili .parties were represented b\' some
of tlieir best speakers, and the voters
were treated to a' briiliant display of
oratory.
The Democrats seeured the county
courthouse, and County Chairman A. M.
Bowman presided over the meeting. He
first intrdduced State Senator Graham
Claytor. of Bedford county. wlio made an
excellent speeeh, followed by Mr". I. W.
Eason, of Xorfolk. Judge G. E. Ca'ssell, of
Rad;ford. delivered one of the excellent
spoe:bc-<s of which he is highly capabie,
and then. as though saving the best for
the llast, Ma.ior Peter J. Otey. the able
reprrsentative in Congress from this dis?
trict. was inlroduced. Major Otey's
speeeh to-day was a masterly effort.
His eloquent tribule to JTontague, Wil
lard and Anderson L'rought forth rounds
of applause.
The Republicans were di&aippointed in
not being able to secure Mr. Hugh Gor
don Miller, who was unable to be present.
Colonel Patrick H. McCaull. of Bynch
burg, was the orator of the day. He is a
foreible speaker. and he removed his
eoat and nroceeded to give the Constitu
tional Convention sucli a roasting as it
never had before.
FIELD DAY AT BOYDTON.
The Democrats Had the Whiie Crowd, the
Republicans the Bluck.
(Special ldspatcb to The Times.)
BOYDTOX, VA, Oct. 21.?YV A. Jone5,
Jos. E. Willard and Francis Bassiter
made able and telling speeches to the
large audience of Democrats in the court
room here to-day. It was County Court
day, but the time was largely devoted to
politics. All the speakers referred to the
able and patriotie body of men now as
sembled in the Constltutlonal Convention
in terms of ltighest praise, and expressed
perfect contidenco in the result of their
lai>ors, and predicted that the new Con
stltutlon would, when completed, give re
lief and satisfaction to the people of the
State.
They all urg?ed unity upon the part of
ay Democrats for the election of the
State and legislative tickets. The au?
dience was a responsive and appreciative
one, and was liberal in its applause as
good points were scored.
Then J. X*. Hutcheson and Jas. T. Alex
ander, candidates for the Senate and
House, respectively, were ca'.led for and
made short speeches, which were well re
ceived by the large audience.
Ex-CohgTessman Thorp, J. M. Sloan,
and E. IL McLean, candidate for ths
House, entertained their Republican
friends on the court green for sevcral
hours.
A strlking circ-umstance of the day's
speaking was tlu.t nearly all the whites
were at the Dcmocratic speaking and the
colored at the Republican stand.
SEBRELL AND KELLEY.
RIchmond's Silver Tongued Delegate Makes
a Fine Impression.
? (Sppcial DIspatcH to The Tiajos )
COFRTBAXD, VA- Oct 21.?Dr. "Wil
liam B. Barham, county chairman, called
a meeting of the voters of Southampton
county togetber in the courthouse at 1
o'clock P. M., and introduced as the first
speaker John X. Sebrell, Jr., candidate
for the House of Delegates. Mr. Seferell
mado a speeeh of haif an hour, in which
ho paid a high trlbute to the State tickef
and urged the voters to turn out on elec?
tion day, not so much to aid his election.
> tContinwd on Third Pagw,)
WILL TAKE.A.
RECESS FRIDAY
That is the Sentiment
- Among Leaders.
ALL WANT TO VOTE.
Biil of Rights Will be Completed
To-Day.
JuDGE GREEN IS HIGHLY PLEASED
Pages Hold a Session and Elect 0.f:ccrsf
Mr.- Brax^oa's Fine Record?Local
Taxes for Scliool Furposes?Mr.
Watson's Amendmcni
Adopted ? Conven.
tion Gossip,
It. has been practically settled that the
Constitutiorial Convention will take a
recess from next Friday until Thurs
day, Xovember 7th. It has been evldent
for some days that the menibers desired
to have a little time at their homes in
order to help out their candidates for the
Begislature and to put in a few licks
for the State ticket as well.
There were only live Republican mem?
bers present yesterday, Messrs. Blair,
Summers,. Moore of Montgomery, and
others bcing already at their homes. .It
seems to bje the sentiment of those
representing both parties to adjourn for
the time indicated without pay, and this
course will undoubtedly be pursued.
Mr. Meredith offered a resolution on
the subject several oays ago and that
was passed by temporarily after several
amendments had heen offered.
Mr. Eggleston presented one amend
ment providing for ad'journment from
Friday until Xovember 7th) and a poll
of the leading members shows that that
one will undoubtedly oe adopted uniess
thero shall be a wonderful revolution of
sentiment before the vote is taken.
Members in the convention were grati
fied yesterday to sc-e that Mr. Bryan,
away off in Xebraska, had correctly sized
up -the "freedom of speeeh*' situation.
Editor Bindsay, of the Charlottesville
Progress, who is also one of the leading
members of the convention, commented
as follows on the editorial from the Com
moner: "So the truthi has traveled nearly
two thousand miles to Xebraska, and yet
has not reached some spots within a
radius of fifty or one hundred miles of
Richmond." Following is Mr. Bryan's
editorial on the subject:
"A report was sent out from Richmond
a few days ago to the effeet that the
Constitutional Convention, in its indig
ration over the assassinatiou of the
Fiesid'ent, had stricken out cl the pro
posed Constitution a clause guaranteeing
ficcdom of speeeh. As might have been
expected, the report attracted widespread
attemion and called' forth emphatic pro
tcsts from Demoeratic quarters. The edi?
tor of tTie Commoner has ascertained the
lacts, and is gratified to know that Vir
ginia has neither abolished free speeeh
nor intends to.
"There were two clauses in their Con?
stitution relating to the subject?one was
an amendment to the section Written by
Gecrge Mason in 17715, and the other was
a section drawn substantially in the lan
guage of the Federal Constitution on that
subject. The committee reported in favor
of striking out the amendment added to
the language of Mason because it was
surplusage and' did not strengthen the
other section. But final action has not
y;- been taken upon the matter.
"While the alarm was excited by a
false report, aiid was therefore unneces
sary, it is gratifyirig to have rumor
set at rest and to know that Virginia,
tha home of Jefferson, is as lirm as he
waf, in defense of the doctrine of free
speeeh."
The Committee on Education auoptcd
Mr. Walter "U'atson's very lmportant res?
olution allovTIng local taxes for school
purposes to be distributed to the race
especially calling and voting for the local
tax, the States taxes to be divided as at
present, ea.uaJ.ly among white and col
ored. Messrs. Mcllwaine, Pollard and
Earman were the only members voting
no.
The committee also voted to recom
mend that the State Board of Education
shall elect a board of live directors to
manage the State Bibrary and elect the
librarian; this board' to be subject to
rules and regulations provided by the
General Assembly.
There were no other meetings of com
mittees yesterday or last night.
The Bill of Rights was practically com?
pleted by the convention yesterday.
That is to say, the last section over
which there will probably be any light
was disposed of, and those yet pending
will most likely be uncontested, so the re?
port that came from the Committee of the
Whole will likely be disposed of finaily
by the convention to-day.
There have been only a few inimaterial
amendnwnts adopted to the report sinco
it started on its long and weiry course
from the Bill of Rights Commutoe many
weeks ago, and it will be finaliy adopted
in almost the identical lorm in which it
was repor-ted.
Judge Green, who has^managed the le
port in all its stages with a great denl
of ability and dexterity, feels greatly re
lieved that his labors i.i this lino ara
practically over, and he will now take a
back seat for a while, and let some other
committee chairman assume the floor
leadership.
Judge Green is well satioliod with the
report, and is glad that it has not be^.n
materially amended sinje it lefr the
committee. Judge Green has done his
work weTi, and has beea highly compii
mented by his colleagues.
Delegate A. C. Braxt >ii, of Augusta.
has a fine record in attending sessions of
the Constitutional Convention. Up to this
time he has never missed but one roll
call, and yesterday was the first time he
ever askefl a leave fof absence, and that
was on account of the burning, of his
barn. The day on whicn he was absent,
he was attendlng to some convention du
ties, so it may be said that he has never
missed attending to his public duty a
single day since the convention met. Per
haps thero Is not another member of the
convention who can boast of such a re?
cord. 1 ;
Delegate E. H. Bovell, of Madison, is
the Demoeratic "whip" of the convu
tion, and.he makes a splendid one. He
is a pleasant and affable gentleman, nnd
has a most ascreeable way of approaching
his colleagues. On several occaslons dur
ing the session it has been due to his fine
work that a quorum was on hand to
transact the busincss of the body.
When Giles Jackson addressed the Suf?
frage Committoe several nionths ago,
among other points he made was that his
buslness often carried him North, and
the most embarrasslng part of his trip
always was that whlte men shaved nlm,
folacked his boots, and drove him arouud
in a carriage. He said he didn't like any
such foolishness. He was evidently sin
cere, or he wonld not have faiied to ac
cept that invitation to eat with Roose
velt.
Delegates E. W. Hubard and J. M. Wil
lis returned to tho city last night from
their homes. They report that the politl
cal situation is improving in their respect
ive sections, and they say they bellevo
it will turn out all right for tho Demo
crats on clection day.
Capt. R. S. Farks has returned from a
brief .visit to his home in Page county,
where he went.to take a vlew of the po
litical situation. He says he has a pretty
hard fight on his hands for the Legisla
ture. but that;he believes he will w:'n
out.
Among the prominent Democratic lead
ers on the lloor of the convention yester-.
day were Chairman J. Taylor Ellyson and
Mr. E. Lee Triiicle, chairman of the Dem?
ocratic Committee of Wythe county.
PAGES ORGANIZE.
They Show Great Talent as ParHatnen
tarians,
The pages of the Constitutional Con?
vention met in session ycsterday at 4
o'clock and) organlzed themselves lnto a
Social Democratic Campalgn Club.
The meeting was a great success anct
a blind man would have thought he was
in the Constitutional Convention, except
for the new voices Lnat were heard and
some difference in the subjects discussed.
The voung chairman. George C Jor
dan of Bertford, presided with admirable
dlgriity, showirg that there must he
something in old Bedford atmosphere
which conduces to fine admlnistrative
ability.
The "able amfi brilliant young politic.il
leaders " Oiin Kichardson, of Smyth, and
Emmett Faisoii, ot Pprtcmoutl*. exer
cised a tremetidpus irifluence over the as
sembled tvros. Of eloquence and suc
cessful maneuvVes they were as fertlle
as a Moore or a Braxton. Perhaps the
best thing said was by Buren Walker,
the Rcpubliaan "member from KockjJ
Mount when, in response to a resolution
requiring him to state whether he was
going to become a Democrat or not, he
prptested that the resolution contem
plated a freedom of speech that Judge
Green did not approve of.
Tlve following proceedings read "mighty
natural":
The club met at 4:30 oclock.
DETA1L.ED PKOCEEDIXGS.
Sc rgeant-at-Arms Watkins boing re
quested to act as temporar. cha-rman,
called the meet.ng to oider. The roli call
showed the following members present:
George C. Jordan, William. J. Norlleet,
John C. Goode, Emmett Faiso.n Olin
Kichardson, Gibson Warthe'n; Buren
Walker, Walter Moncure, William Merrill.
President Watkins "made a fine speech.
Mr. Norfle.et: ^T move that the presid
ing ofllcc-r take off his hat.
Tho President: The hat is off.
Mr. Faison then nominated for perma
nent chairman, Jeo. C. Jordan, of* Bed
ford.
in presenting his candidate, Mr. Faison
delivered one of the finest eu'.ogies ever
heard in a page's club. So effective was
his speech that Mr. Jordan got every
vote, even voting for himself, in a trans
port of enthusiasm over his wonderful
accomplishments as outlinecl by the bril?
liant young leader from Oystertown.
In assuming the chair, Mr. Jordan elo
quently promised to perform with skill
and ability. (Great applause.)
John C. Goode was placed in nomina
tion for secretary in a glorious panygerlc
by Gibson Warthen. When he called
attention to the similarity of names to
that of the grand old man from Bedford,
the president of the convention. the very
Capitol shook with applause. Mr. Goode
otitlined the objects of the club ln a
fervid speech, and in cidentally paid a
h'igh compliment to the ability. integrity,
oratory, industry, earnesmess, consclentl
ousness, patriot'sm, zeal and eloquence of
the members of the Constitutional Con?
vention. He called on each and every
menVber to emulate the actions of their
(Continued on Second- Page.)
HERMAN GROSS,
OF ASHLAND
Shot by His Sweetheart's Father
While Eioping With His Fourteen
Year-OId Daughter
(Speclai Dispateh to The Tinins.)
BIXGHAMTON, N. Y., Octr 21.?Lying
at a farm house in a dying condition 13
Herman Gross, of Ashland, Va., while
his 14-year-old fiance is locked up in
her father's house, at Hillside, Sullivan
county, a-.*i her father, wlrose hand in
tlicted" the wound on Gross, is vigilantly
guarding her. Gross, who had been em
ployed by William Black, of Hillside, fell
in love with his fourteen-year-old daugh?
ter, Lulu, and they determined to elope.
The girl left her home, saying she was
going to visit a friend, and! the same
day Gross packed his trunk, putting into
it a quantity of her clothing, and started
for Pond Eddy. At Parker's Glen ? he
was joined by tlie girl and they traveled
together.
When her father Iearned of the ?pro
ceeding he started in pursuit and over
took the coupl?, firing several shots at
Gross, one of which" took effect. ? The
girl was returned to her home, whlte
Gross is at a farmor's house.
She declares if he dies she will dle
also, and if ho recovers she will join
him, and her father is as firm in his de
termination that she shall not, saying"
if Gross shows any prospects of recov
ery he will be prosecuted for abduction.
RUSSELL A CANDIDATE.
Hia Frlends Say He Wnnts to ba Past
- master.
It is Iearned from one who is in a posl
tion to know that ex-Postmaster Otis
H. Russell will be a candidate for his
old place when the term of Postmaster
K night shall expire.
It is said that Mr. Russell will not only
be a candidate, but that his friends are
already hard at work for his election. ,
?Mr. Enight is understood to have the
organization back of him in his flght for
reappointment, he having galned con
trol by the seating of his delegation at
the recent Roanoke Convention.
The flght will no doubt ba a lively one,
as the two gentlemen rebra*ent the two .
wings of the party.
ADM1RAL SCHLEY
FEARLESSOFFICEK
This Testiraony of Those
Who Were on His Ship.
VESSEL BORE BRUNT.
Brooklyn Was at One Time Engaged
Alone With Three of Spanish Ships. .
QUESTION OF DISPATCHES.
Time of Their Receipt Was Subject of Qnes
tioiiinj by Mr. Hanaa?Lieutenant Wells
Occupied Most of Day on Stand,
But His Examinatioa Was Not
Concluded When Court
Adjourned.
(By AssociateU Press.)
WASHIXGTOX, D. C, Oct. 21.?Lieu?
tenant B. W. Wells, Jr., who was the fiag
lieutenant of Admiral Schley while the
latter was in command of the Flyihg
Squadron, occupied practically the entire
time of the Schley court of inquiry to
day. On his direct examination he con
tinued his narratlve of the Cuban cain
paign.
Lieutenant Wells was under cross-ex
amination for about two and a half hours,
largely at the hands of Mr. Hanna,
whose questions were directed mainly 10
the dispatches receivefl and sent by Ad?
miral (then Commodore) Schley. Lieuten?
ant Wells was still on the stand when the
court adjourned for the day, and will con
tinue bis testimony to-morrow.
Captain Cook, who commanded tne
Brooklyn during the Spanish war, was
the first new witness of the day. irle
was recailed at his own request and made
the following statement:
"In iny testimony I stated that the
Oregon on the morning of July 3d was
under all boilers, having shifted her boil
ers from forwawrd to aft. I stated this
from hearsay and presumed it to bo
correct, as accounting for her extraor
dinary speed. I nnd that she had not
shifter boilers that morning, but that
she had steam on all her boilers at all
times while in the Santiago blockade."
Captain Cook then was excused and
former witnesses were called to cor?
rect their testimony.
While Captain John L. Hannum was
on the stand for the purpose of corroct
ing his testimony, the court asked him
the following question:
"How soon after >ju went on board the
Merrimac was she able to use her own
powcr to makc from flya'to seven knots'.'"
"Sho was in conditioh to make five
knots when I went on board. I did nct
give her scven knots."
In reply to a question from Mr. Rayner,
the witness. said it took from the fore
noon watch of the 27th until the eveniiig
bf the 2Sth, working day and night, to
make repairs on the Merrimac. He did
not know how long the vessel had been
totally disabled.
Lieutenant Thomas F. Carter, while
correcting his previous testimony stated
that he desired to change that portion of
his answer to a question by the court,
in which he had said that the two aft
boilers of the Brooklyn had no water in
then when the battle began on the morn?
ing of July Cd. As corrected, he desired
the answer to read:
"The two aft boilers had little or no
water in them. Their fires were not lald
until after the battle calls were sounded."
Ensign W. P. Cronan, while on the
stand for the purpose of correcting his
testimony, stated that he had measured
the distance from the initial position of
the Brooklyn to Rio Tarquino on July
3d and found it to be 39 knots.
TEXAS' EXGIXEER.
J. L. Hunley, the chlef machinist on the
Texas, who last week testiiied that on
July 3d ho was at the throttle of the
port engine of the Texas, while correct?
ing his testimony, was ask^d by Judge
Advocate Bemly as to what other ma?
chinist was stationed in the port engine
room on the day of the battle. The
witness replied that as soon as general
quarters sounded he ralieved Machinist
Hill.
He stated in reply to questions by Cap?
tain Lemly that Claxton, who had testi
fied that he was at the port engine on
that day and; that tho engine was re
versed, was stationed at the air pumps
back of the engine. Hunley said he kept
his hand on the throttle of the engine
most of the time and did not think it
possible that the signal to stop or back
could have been given without his knowl
edge.
QUESTION OF RAXGE.
Lieutenant B. W. Wells, Jr., who was
on the stand when court adjourned Fri?
day, was then recailed and testiiied re
garding the battle of July 3d. He said
he did not remember the ranges at which
the Brooklyn fired, but thought 1,100 yards
was the shortest. He described the turn
of the Brooklyn &nd the chase after tne
Spanish ships. When the Viscaya ran
ashore the Colon was about 10,000 yards
ahead of the Brooklyn and for a time j
firing ceased. He said that he had re
ceived orders to get up a quantity of
rapid-fire ammunition. Owing to the
character of the coast, it was expected
that the Brooklyn and the Colon wouta
come to close quarters. He was ordered
to have this ammunition ready to close
at the Colon and give her a rapid-nre
when they got close together. He saict
he had not seen the Texas when the
Brooklyn made her turn.
' FOUGHT THREE SHIPS.
At one time dnring the battle, he said,
the Brooklyn seemed to be alone engag
ing three ships. .
A number of dispatches were shown to
the witness and he was asked as to their
receipt by Commodore Schley. One from
Secretary Long to the American consul
at Klngston, dated Washington, May 2S,
saying that it must be delivered to
Schley at once, and informing him
(Schley) that unless unsafe for his squad?
ron, the Department wished him to re
main off Santiago, and asking if he could
not take possession of Guantanamo as
a coaling station; also a dispatoh from
Secretary Long to Captain Cotton, or
the Harvard, dated Washington, May 29,
enclosing dispatches to Commodore
Schley, telling him to hold on at all
hazards, that the Xew York, Oregon, and
Xew Orleans were on the way; also
two dispatches "from Secretary Long to
the dispatch boat Harvard, dated Wash?
ington, May 30, one informing him that the
commander-in-chlef had started to joira
hira>, and the other telling him that
Sagua, twenty-five miles east of San?
tiago, had been reported as a good place
toland from whenee it would be easy to
reacb the heights ln the neisrhborhood of
Santiago, the" witness said. had been re?
ceived on May 31st.
The cablegram from' Secretary Long.
dsted Washlngton, May ".Tth. to the cable
office at Molo St. Nlchotas, Hayti. dffect
in;- that It be deiivered' to the next Amer
icar war vessel to arrive and informing
O-mmodore Schley "that the most abso
lutely urgent thing now is to know posi
tively whether the Spanish a'ivision is in
Santiago," etc, was skown the witness.
He stated that it had been received by
Coirmodore Schley on May ."Oth. The
Co'.on had been dlscovered in the harbor
Of Santiago by Commodorc Schley on the
mornins of May 2*.'tn.
EXHIBITED A CHART.
Mr. Rayner at this point exhibited a
cbart upon which there were notations
regardtng the stremrth of the batteries at
Santiago. this information being rriven
as of date of April ">. 1S08. Xow'glv: me
the date the Xavy Department issued the
order which has been referred in this
case about not cripptlrig ship-s by the
shore batteries? asked Mr. Rayner.
"April 6, 1S9S," was the response.
Mr. Rayner: "Am I right in saying that
you, perhaps. saw more or as much of
Commodore Schley during the whole of
this Spanish war as any one clse and
came in contact with him as much as
anybody?"
"1 saw him daily and all through each
day. generally speaking."
"Did you see him during the time of the
reconnoissarice on May Slst?"
"Yes, sir."
"Did you see him frequently during the
day of the battle of July ."'.d? '
"Xo, sir. I only saw him durins* the
chase of the Colon."
"Did you see him during: any of the
bombardments?" *
"I saw him during one of them. Exact
ly which one I cannot d'istinctlv recol
lect"
THOROUGHLY FEARLESS.
"What was his generai bearing. con
duct and manner on any day in which
there was a battle or any other time?"
"So far as my observation went. he was
tbqroughly fearless and self-possessed* on
al! occasions."
"Was he at any time within your
knowledge Iaboring under any mental ex
ment?"
"No, sir."
Mr. Hanna. cross-examined the witness.
Regarding the progress of the Flying
Squadron from Key West to Cienfuegos
the witness stated that he knew of no
delay in Its progress.
Mr. Hanna exhibited! to the witness a
letter dated May 30, 1808. and written by
Commodore Schley, which contained a
rcftrence to the dispatches thnt had been
b:cught by the Dupont and givinsr a gen?
erai account of the opera.tions of \he Fly?
ing Squadron. He sought by this letter,
as stated by him, to show that the num
b'-r seven dispatch. known as the "Dear
Schley" letter. was received on the 22d
and not the i>:>d. The witness said:
"The cohjunction of this letter and the
cl-anged" indorsement in Iead pencil on
the back of one of the dispatches would
seem to indicate that the dispatch might
have been received on the 22d."
RAYXER ADDRESSED COURT.
After the examination had proceeded
aiong these lines for some time Mr. Ray
nei addressed the court as follcws:
"May it please the Court: We admtt
that we got number seven by the Dupont
(which joined the flying" so.uadrort off
Cienfuegos, May 22, 1S9S). and we admlt
that we got number eight by the Hawk
and the* Marblehead. Now the trouble
is about the other number seven. "W'here
did the Dupont take off number seven?
We cannot admit that we got it by the
lowa, but we agree upon three proposi
tions: The Dupont carried number seven.
the Hawk number eight, and the Mar?
blehead number eight. We admit the
receipt of these memoranda from Cap
tain Mc-Calla by the Hawk, but what we
have not been able to find out and can?
not admit is that the lowa carried num?
ber seven."
Mr. Rayner turned to Admiral Schiey
and asked: "You admit that. don't you
Admiral?" to which the Admiral repliecr:
"Certainly, we admit that."
When the court met at 2 o'clock, Mr.
Hanna contlnued 'his examination or
Lieutenant Wells:
"How do you account specifically for
the receivlng stamp imprint on the dupll
cate 'Dear Schley' dispatches?" he asked.
' "It is possible that I jotted down that
note on them when they were hanaect
to me. Of course, it was the custom to
put the recfeiving stamp on letters gen?
erally."
"Can it be possible that the Commo
dor^ retained them for some time?"
XOT PROBAELE.
"It is possible, but not probable. He
sometimes held dispatches ln the cabirt
for a time, but he generally seut them,
down as soon as received."
In reply to questlons the witnes3 said
that he remembered absolutely nothlng
whatever about tlje receipt of dispatch
Xo. S from Admiral Sampson to Commo?
dore Schley. saying that the Spanish
fleet was probably at Santiago, except
what was revealed by the receivlng:
stamp endorsements. He said that ou
this dispatch?"Dear Schley'?there hatl
lirst been an endorsement showing its re?
ceipt on May 22, and subsequentty an
other written over the first indlcatlng its
receipt on the 23d of the moiith.
Mr. Hanna then put in ad testimony
dispatches Xo. 5 and Xo. 6, both from
Admiral Sampson, directing a strict
blockade at Cienfuegos and the letter
enclosing the McCalla memorandum.
The witness was agaiii questioneds con
cerning the receipt of more than one
copy of the McCalla memorandum, but
he maintaiued that he remembered only
one copy, at the same time admltting the
posslbility of the receipt of another copy.
PAPERS M1S3IXG.
Asked when he had first seen the dis?
patch introduced by Captain Cotton; the
witness said he did not a-inember to have
ever s;en it. This is the dispatch sent to
tho Harvard saying that the Spaaiards
were probably at Santiago, and the one
which Admiral Cotton said he had de?
iivered to Commodore Schley, May 27th,
In this corsnectlon Mr. Hanna said that
he had not been able to find the original
of this dispatch among1 Admiral Schley's
papers. He also remarked incidentally
that there were others of Admiral Schley's
papers missiiig.
Mr. Hanna questioned Lieutenant Wells
closely about Admiral Schley's papers.
but he repeated that since he haci boxed
them up and turned them over to Admiral
Schley in 1S9S. he had not seen them untll
he saw them recently at the Xavy De?
partment.
"I saw them very much spread about
at tho department since I have been
here," he said.
"Under what circumstances did you ex
amine them at the department?"
"t examined them to make copies of cer
tain papers. I applied to different officers;
they were handed to me; I made such
copies as I desired and turned the papers
over to the responsible persons con
cerned."
Lieutenant Wells said he had never had
any conversation with Commodore Schley
concfrning the retrograde movement. My
own idea was that we were heading for
Santiatro."
He was asked: "What was the purpose
of Admiral Schley concerningr the Colon
May 3tst?"
WAXTED TO DISABLE HER.
"Hte idea was tb go in and flre on her
with the larger guns, hoping to get a ahot
Into her at that range and perhaps tVs
able her. The range was 7.000 or 7.300
yards. That was the distance to. the
Morro. The Colon appeared to be cto.se
to the cntrance. Her log. however.
CContlnuad on S?scorui Page.)
ROBBERS SECURE
BiG FORTUNE
Chicago Postoffice Rob
bed by Burglars.
WORK OF SOME DAYS.
Thieves Tunneled Under Buildinj
for Great Distance.
- ?
BORED THROUGH VAULT FLOOR.
Booty Was Hanled Off in Wagon and Con
sisted in $74,610 In Stamps Lar?
est Stamp Robbery in His
tory of Postal Service.
Was Cteverly Ex?
ecuted.
(By Associatod Presa.)
CHICAGO, ILLS., Oct. 21.-3Q. sensa
tlona! robbery, which netttd) the per
petraters 5T1.GW in stamps, was diseov
ered here this morning vhen the whole
sale stamp department of the postoffice
was opened for btisiness. A rapid iaves
tigation developed the fact that the burg?
lars had crawled under the tlooring for
about 3CO fect. bored a hole iu the bot
tom of the vault. secured the stamps;
and escaped, carrying their booty In a
wagon.
The work of forming an entrance to the
vault had evidently been geing forward
with the greatest patience for manjt
days. It is believed. however, that the
intention of the thieves had been to- en
ter the eaahier's vault, in which thero
was $35,f*0 in money and stamps vaiued:
at hundrcds- of thouaands of dollars. The
bottom of the. vault is of steel. half an
inch thiek. In this 97 holes were borecS
until a space IS inches square?jusc
enough to allow tlie entrance of a man'g
body?had been so weakened that tt was
possibie to take out the whole plate with
little difficulty. A dry-goods box stood
over the hole thus made and! concealed
the work of the robbers while ic was ln
progresa.
CLEVERLY DOXE.
When diseovered to-day the finger
marks of one of the burglars were sttll
discernible on the dust of the box, whlcti
he had pushed on one side. So carefuliy
had the job been planned that men work
mg in other parts of the buildlng had
not the slightest inkling of the daring
robbery being worked almost under their
noses.
The robbers drove up to the southeast
corner of the postoffice bui.'ding in a
wagon, the tracks of which could be
seen. plain.y to-day. The building fs a
temporary iffair. and the men had only
to open a little door to admlt themselvess
under the Hooring. To reach the vault
it was necessary to crawl about ?W reec
over odds and ends of boards which llt
tered the way. The route evidently hadl
been carefuliy studied, for a detective.
who went under to-day without knowl
edge of locations, beeame Iost and was
nearly overcoma by the foul odors be?
fore assistanee reached him.
Havlng secured their plunder. the rob?
bers lcaded it into the wagon. drove
acfoss a v^cant Iot and turned into Wa
bosh Aytnm In front of the Art Build?
ing. Of the $74,510 in stamps taken $4 7f>
were in poslage due stamps and |?o60 In
special aehvery stamps. So the conver
tibie stamps amounted to $67,S28 but of
these W.&N were Pan-American stamps
of S and 10 cent denominafr&ns
LAKGEST IX HrSTORT.
F. O - Sparddhig, chief clerk of the
wholesale stamp department. diseovered
the eobbery when he opened the vault
at <:oO o'clock. The safe had been locked,
with its contents apparently secure at
5 P. M. Saturday. Mr. Spaulding notlfled
Postoffice Tnspector Stuart. who hurried
from his home and immediately began an
mvestigation. assisted bv lus deputles
and a squad oi? detectives. After com
pleting the seareh, Tnspector Stuart said:
"It was the Iargest stamp robbery ever
oommitted in the history of the postal
servfce in this country. To get to the
vault tho men dug through the brick
foundatton wall; and a hundred feet or so
further on they encountered another
wall and tfcfe also they dug tiirouch.
On the way they met with a number ot
pipes, and as the floor iu but two feet
and ln sonu? places three feet above thei
ground, they tunneled under pipes. Th?ir
whole course is plainly marked in th:.-;
way. The wholesale stamp vault. like the
eaahier's vault and the money order
vault. is- supported by a briek wall. It
forms a square, and before the robbers
were able to get to this they drove two
holes or possibly more. for the plaee- was
very 'foul. and to have an extra place o&
egress in case of discovery. For Itght
they used dry batteries. one of which
was left beMnd. This battery and the
wagon's track are the only clr.es that
we have at present."
WORKED FOR HOUR3.
"The space under a vault is suffictently
large for a man to stand upright. :ftid
their work must have been comparatlv^ly
easy. with the drills and steel saws which
they used. The stamps were arrunged fn
twenty-pound bundles. and,the weight of
the load carried off mttst hav,1 been *W
pounds. Evidently one man handed
packages down to others walting- below.
As their progress must have been stovr.
carrj'ing even one bundle through all
those tunnels, crawling on all four??. I
judged they worked for hours gettins
their booty to the wagon.
"Apparently they felt perfectly secure;
though somewhat disappointeil at mlssing
the cashier's vault. wnere there was $3?.*
000 in cash and a great quantlty of stamprf.
1 cannot tell now how many men worke*!
at the job. Every effort will, of course.
be made to recover the property and cap
ture the men who took it."
. Postmaster Frederiek E Coyne is ln
Washington. He is responsible for the
loss until an act of Congress frees him
from it. For amounts up to S20.O0O rha
Postmaster-General has authority to re
lleve pestmasters. The robbers get 150 ?7.
307 $2, and 105 $3 stamps also but Inspec
tor Stuart said he thought they would
have difficulty ln disposing of the lar;^r
denominations.
Fine Stable Barncd.
'(Spoclal Dlspatei to Tho Tluies.)
STAUXTOX. VA.. October 21.?The
beautiful stable ot Hon. A. C. Uraxton
was totally destroyed by rlre this niora- .
ing at 4:30 o'clock. Everythlng- in the
stable was burned, Includlnjj two fiae
drlvins horsea and a lot of towls.
This was a very pretty atable and coat
about $3,200. It is suppoijed that th*
stable wsis ?3* on tlre by some one rff>m
the inslde.

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