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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 10.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1901.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
A WEEK'S RECORD
All the News of the Past Seven
HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS
Ifcws of the Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happenings
at Home and Abroad.
THE NEWS FROM ALL THE TFOBLD
Mrs. Joseph II. Ormsby gave birth
in Chicago to four babes, following
previous record of three singles, two
pairs of twins and one set of triplets.
The will of the late President Mc
Kinley was admitted to probata In
Canton, O. The administrators esti
mate the estate at $210,000 and an al
lowance to Mrs. McKinley at $8,000 a
The confederate soldiers home
near Atlanta, Ga., was destroyed hj
A suggestion which is meeting with
favor is to change the name of the
1'hilippine islands to the McKinley is
lands. A man supposed to b Pat Crowe,
the abductor of Eddie Cudahy in
Omaha, has been arrested at Plainfield.
Hays Edstrom, of Washington, Pa.,
accused of embenzzling $6,000 belong
ng to his employer, was arrested bj
In a jealous rage Thomas Boggs, a
business man in North Baltimore, O.,
fatally shot his wife and himself.
President Roosevelt received his first
f alary check as chief executive. It
was for $2,017.74 for 17 days.
Peter J. Devine, a cavalryman at
Fort Ethan Allen, Vt.f was given a
year's imprisonment for speaking dis
respectfully of the late President Mc
Kinley. Caroline Hall, who had lived abroad
tfn years disguised as a man, was dis
covered to be a woman when she re-
xurnea to iew iorK iatany m.
Three hundred linemen employed by
the Chicago Telephone company struck
to enforce their demand for higher
Fifty thousand dollars sent from
Quebec for the payment of Bur
goyne's army 125 years ago were re
covered from an old hulk in East
bay, Lake Champlain, where it was
unk to prevent falling into the
hands of Americans.
Chicago university began its tenth
year of work by repeating the orig
inal opening exercises.
The public debt statement issued
on the 1st shows that the debt de
creased $4,825,401 during the month
of September. The cash balance in
the treasury was $319,919,879. The
total debt, less the cash in the treas
ury, amounts to $1,031,524,365.
Five negroes and one white man
were killed in a race war in IIarrison
William Barrett Ridgely took the
oath of office as comptroller of the
The twenty-first annual meeting of
the national farmers' congress con
vened in Sioux Falls, S. D.
A parade of 700 babies opened a
week of carnival at the Buffalo expo
sition. . The federal court of appeals held me
morial exercises in Chicago for Presi
dent McKinley and Judge Woods, of
The Shamrock and Columbia failed
to finish their third race within the
time limit owing to the light wind.
The Shamrock was half a mile ahead
when the breeze failed.
The transport Thomas arrived in San
Francisco from Manila with a number
of army officers and discharged sol
diers. Twenty-threeof theleadingplowmak
ers of the world formed a combine in
Chicago with a capital of $100,000,000
and celebrated with a banquet.
The weather bureau reports the
, -werk favorable for maturing and
.gathering corn. Crop safe from in
jury by frost. .
.John Neills, of New York, the in
ventor of the international cable and
telegraphic code in use in all parts
of the world, was killed- by the cars
ai ear Elmira, X. Y.
Three men were burned to death in
a tire which destroyed a barn near
Thenorth half of the business por
tion of Braddyville, la., was destroyed
The government receipts in Septem
ber amounted to $44,454,422, and the
expenditures $32,310,736, leaving a sur
plus for the month of $12,123, 6S6.
The total circulation of national
bank notes at the close of business
September 30 was $35S,S30,54S, an in
crease for the year of $30,414,121.
Forty lives have been lost thus far
in the construction of the five-mile wa
terworks tunnel under the lake at
The Peoples Gas company has sued
W. R. Hearst and the Chicago Amer
lean for $500,000 damages for slander.
Fire destroyed the docks and ware
houses of Smith, Thorndike & Brown,
wholesale grocers in Marinette, Wis.,
the loss being $200,000.
Mayor Harrison issued an order to
prevent the delivery of any lecture by
the .anarchist leader, Emma Goldman,
in Chicago. Isaak's paper, anarchist
organ, is excluded from the mails.
MLss Susan Richardson, of Milton,
Mass., left the income of her $200,000
estate to two spinsters so long as
they remain unmarried.
JJr. George C. LorLmer resigned the
pastorate of Tremont temple at Bos
ton, but the cocgre"-atiijn declined to
A student of the Missouri state uni
rersity was stripped, tied to a tree and
whipped and left in the woods by
The Chicago board of education
changed the name of the West division
high school to that of the William Mc
Kinley high school.
A bulletin says that there are 11,048
more females than males in the city of
James Edward Brady was lynched by
a mob at Helena, Mont., for assaulting
a little girl.
At Shelby ville, Ky., Clarence Garnett,
aged 18, and "Jimbo" Fields, aged 16,
both colored, were hanged by a mob
for killing W. C. Hart.
Four valuable race horses were
burned to death in a barn near Spring
The steamer Richelieu sank in Lake
Ontario with 60 tons of tomatoes.
The crew escaped.
The United States Steel corporation
Is to expend $4,000,000 in improving
its various plants.
The steamer M. M. Drake and barge
Michigan were lost in a storm on
The steamer Humboldt has arrived
at Seattle with $1,000,000 in gold from
Since March 14. 1900, 715 new na
tional banks have been formed in the
Fire destroyed the Standard Mill
ing company's plant and several ad
joining buildings at Alton, 111., caus
ing a loss of $400,000.
Business failures in the United
States for the first nine months of
1901 numbered 8,144, with liabilities
of $97,836,416, against 7,895 failures in
the same months of 1900, with liabil
ities of $133,234,988.
In his proclamation for Arbor day,
October 27, Gov. Durbin recommends
that trees be planted in Indiana in
honor of President McKinley.
W. M. Thomas, of Marshall. Mo.,
jealous over attentions paid his
sweetheart, Miss Minnie Hayse, by
Arthur Cox, fatally shot the girl and
then killed himself.
A band of Apaches went on the
warpath in New Mexico and killed
Twenty-four persons were killed
and hundreds injured in election riots
The National Grain Dealers' associa
tion in session in Des Moines, la.,
adopted resolutions calling on con
gress to tax bucket shops out of ex
istence. Mrs. L. A. Seeley, of Reed City. Mich.,
jumped from a balloon at La Salle, 111.,
with a parachute and was killed.
President Roosevelt desires to in
form himself on all labor questions and
wishes prominent leaders to call upon
him and give their views.
Capt. Leary, the commander at the
League Island navy yard, has ordered
all sailors to learn "The Star Spangled
Emma Goldman declares she will de
liver anarchist speeches in Chicago de
spite the prohibitory order of the
Alexander Sullivan, Frederick St.
John and Edward Maher, Chicago
lawyers, were indicted on charges of
Columbia beat the Shamrock in the
second of the series of races for the
America cup over the triangular
course by a margin of three minutes
and 35 seconds.
Congressman Kahn, of California,
who has just returned from the Phil
ippines, said that he had obtained
from Aguinaldo an explicit denial of
the story that Dewey had ever made
any promises of independence to the
Snow to the depth "of two inches
fell in portions of Michigan and In
Rear Admiral Mortimer L. Johnson
fits taken command of Charlestown
(Mass.) navy yard.
The Episcopal convention at San
Fiancisco received memorials asking
that the name of the denomination
The American Sugar Refining com
pany has begun a fight on the manu
facturers of beet sugar.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
"Jack" Haverly, famous minstrel
and manager, one of the most inter
esting characters of the American
stage, died at Salt Lake City, aged
Charles L. Knapp, of Lowville, N.
Y., has been nominated for congress
by the republicans of the Twenty
f( urth district.
New Jersey democrats nominated
Mayor James M. Seymour, of Newark,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Van Sant, of Le
Claire, la., parents of the governor of
Minnesota, celebrated their seven
tieth wedding anniversary.
Tammany Hall decided upon Edward
M. Shepard, of Brooklyn, as a candi
date for mayor of Greater New York.
P. G.Gillett, superintendent of the Illi
nois institution for deaf mutes, died at
Massachusetts democrats have nom
inated Josiah Quincy, of Boston, for
Gen. George W. Gettj', one of the
heroes of the Mexican and civil war,
died at Forest Glen, Md.
Gen. Botha, with 1,500 Boers, at
tacked Fort Itala, on the border of
Zululand, the fighting lasting all day.
The assailants were finally repulsed,
but losses were heavy on both sides.
The Cuban constitutional conven
tion decided to dissolve after naming
a committee on election laws.
Further reports of the massacre of
company C of the Ninth regiment in
Samar show that three American offi
cers and 41 n.en were killed and 140
Filipinos lost their lives.
A large British convoy which was
leaving Me'.moth, Zululand, was cap
tured by the Boers.
State Receipts for Nine Months.
State Comptroller King figured out
a comparative statement or the re
ceipts of the State treasury for the
first nine months of this year, as com
pared with the same period of last
year. The gross receipts for the first
nine months of this year were $2,153,-
873.65; for the same period of last
year, $2,142,099.01; increase, $11,
774.64. The gross receipts from county
court clerks for the nine months of
this year were $338,626.22, as compared
with $372,600.42, which shows a de
crease of $33,974.21. The receipts from
this source last year were the largest
in the history of the State, and the
Comptroller gave as a reason for tho
falling off this year the reduction in
the number of saloons, which were
cut out by the abolition of so many
town charters by the last General As
The gross receipts from county trus
tees for the nine months of this year
were $1,067,866.39. as compared with
$967,704.32 for the same period of last
year, an increase of $100,162.07.
Crop Throughout the State.
Cotton is opening rather slowly as
a rule and picking is being kept well
up with. The yield is far from satis
factory. Large quantities of fodder
and bay of various kinds, peavine,
crab grass, millet, etc., were saved in
good condition, and, with the excellent
pasturage now at hand and available,
there is reason to believe that live
stock will enter the winter period in
good condition. Late and unmatured
crops are reported in good state of
growth and development. The second
crop of Irish potatoes la reported very
promising; sweet potatoes are reported
very fair, but had too much vine
growth ; turnips have good stands,
generally, and are growing well. Re
ports from a few sections indicate that
army worms are injuring young clover
and meadow grass. Apples are re
ported scarce in most sections.
An exciting encounter took place
at Huntingdon last week between G.
B. Dalton, a white man, and a negro
from Johnsonville named McClintock.
The latter and another negro were
tormenting a little white boy and Dal
ton interfered, whereupon McClinnock
seized a piece of scantling and struck
Dalton across the face, knocking him
unconscious. A crowd pursued the
darkey, firing several shots at him as
he ran. He was caught and placed
That night at 11 :45 a crowd of eight
or ten men went to the calaboose,
broke in the outside door, then
knocked off the lock of the cell door
and shot the negro to death.
Three shots were fired into his head
and one in his left side, tearing the
face out of all shape. A rope was also
around his neck.
State Board of Health.
The State Board of Health met at
Nashville last week.
Secretary Albright's report showed
there had been in the State between
April 1 and September 12, 1901, 2,059
cases of smallpox and ninety-four
deaths. Of these cases 861 were white.
Stelby and Davidson counties, the re
port says, are, for the first time in
years, free from smallpox. Scarlet
fever of a very mild type exists In a
number of counties.
A resolution was adopted pertaining
to tuberculosis, anthrax and glanders,
which are said to exist in several sec
tions of the State among the lower
animals. The resolution asserts that
these diseases may be communicated
to the human race, and gives notice
that all persons are prohibited from
selling milk or other dairy products
intended for human food from cattle
infected with either of these diseases.
Weakley Connty Fair.
The county street fair to be held at
Dresden, October 17 and 18, has ex
cited great interest among the coun
try people, and it promises to be the
biggest thing ever held in Weakley
county. There will be a baby show,
a stock and poultry show and a floral
parade. Numerous prizes will be of
fered. One hundred dollars has been
offered for the largest turkey and a
Stanhope buggy for the best lady
Knoxville to Lionize Hobson.
R. P. Hobson will be dined and feted
In Knoxville. The Chamber of Com
merce decided to hold its annual ban
quet while he is there, and has in
vited him to be its guest of honor.
Hobson will arrive October 19, and un
veil a monument to Gen. James White,
founder of Knoxville, that afternoon.
On Sunday, October 25, he has accept
ed an invitation to address the Y. M.
C. A. in the largest church of the city.
Shipment of Live Stock.
Alexander & Nash of Union City
shipped six carloads of live stock to
St. Louis one day last week. There
was one- car of sheep, one of cattle,
three cars of hogs and one car of hogs
and cattle mixed. One of the cars of
hogs was the finest . that has been
shipped from there in a long time, aver
aging over 230 pounds per head.
Negro Forger Pavdoned.
Gov. McMillin pardoned Henry Din
ner, colored, of Madison county, sen
tenced in April, 1900, to three years
in the penitentiary for forgery of rail
road excursion tickets.
Hoard of Mine Exaininere.
Gov. McMillin has announced the ap
pointment of the Board of Examiners
of mine foremen and assistant mine
foremen, as called for by an act of
the last General Assembly. This law
makes the Commissioner of Labor and
Inspector of Mines ex-officio member
of the board, and requires that the
other two members shall be one a mine
owner or operator and the other a
practical miner. R. H. Shiflett, Com
missioner of Labor and Inspector of
Mines, is, by virtue of that position, a
member; J. L. Dibrell of Bon Air
mines, a mine owner, is another, and
Horton of Soddy mines, Hamilton
county, is the third.
Quarter of a Million la Dividends.
Considerably more than a quarter
of a million dollars in dividends on
local and outside securities were dis
bursed by the banking institutions in
Nashville last week. Many of the div
idends were large amounts and they
show an exceptionally prosperous
financial standing to exist in Nashville.
The two largest amounts were paid by
two home corporations, the Nashville,
Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway Com
pany and Cumberland Telephone Com
pany. The amount paid by the former
is more than half the aggregate sum,
being $185,000. The telephone com
pany paid $123,098.0. The total of all
dividends was $366,781.
State Revenue Agent Thomas B.
Johnson has completed his investiga
tion of the charges made against La
bor Commissioner Shiflett and filed
his report. These charges were made
by W. A. Perry, former assistant labor
commissioner, and were that Mr.
Shiflett had made overcharges for a
special article for his annual report
and in hotel bills and transfers; that
he" had collected expense accounts in
curred by services for the Tennessee
Southern Oil Company, and had paid
stenographers' bills for private corre
spondence. Mr. Johnson's report is a
complete vindication of Shiflett.
Internal Kevenne Receipts.
The Collector of Internal Revenue
at Memphis is receiving about half of
tne usual amount of tax. since the re
duction of the war tax on July 1. An
increase of $906.14 over the receipts
of August was shown by the Septem
ber report. The receipts were divided
as follows: Beer, $8,000; spirits,
$1,754.06; cigars, $868.80; special tax,
$715.18; new special tax, $194.19; doc
umentary, $1,276.27; proprietary,
The reunion of the Warren McDon
ald Camp, Confederate Veterans, and
the United Sons of Confederate Veter
ans was held at Kenton last week. Peo
ple flocked into the town from every
direction and it is estimated some
3,000 were on .the grounds. All who
attended were royally entertained by
the good people of Kenton, who made
extensive preparations for the pleas
ure and comfort of their guests.
Work on the Nashville Clarksville.
It is announced that the work of
surveying the Nashville & Clarksville
Railroad is to begin at once under the
direction of J. H. Collins. Mr. Collins'
headquarters will be at Clarksville. P.
W. Early has been appointed division
engineer of the lines from Nashville
to Emory Gap, and Stanley Millard
resident engineer at Nashville. Work
on the line between Nashville and
Lebanon is progressing favorably.
The State's Finances.
The receipts of the State treasury,
as shown by the books of the Comp
troller and Treasurer, for September
amounted to $103,083.70, and disburse
ments to $151,186.36, leaving a balance
in the treasury at the close of business
on September 30 of $250,838.40. The
amount passing to the sinking fund
for the month is $5,768.06.
A bloody fight occurred in the Sixth
district of Bedford county last week
on the farm of Horace Chun. He and
Lacy Seuretts got into a quarrel about
the division of their 'corn, which re
sulted in a fight. Chun struck Seu
retts across tne head with a large corn
knife, cutting a six-inch wound and
splitting his ear wide open.
The report of army enlistments for
the month of August, just given out,
shows Knoxville second on the list.
That city, with its eleven substations.
enlisted 223 recruits, Louisville lead
ing with 372 enlistments. Louisville
has nineteen substations.
"Aunt Penny" Hartsfield Dead.
Mrs. Penny Hartsfield, who resided
in Brazil, Gibson county, died last
week at the age of 95 years. "Aunt
Penny," as she was known, was much
loved by all who knew her.
Charged With Counterfeiting.
Benjamin and George Hutchinson,
farmers, are under arrest in Stewart
county on the charge of counterfeit,
ing. It Is said several others are im
plicated and that the operations of the
gang were of a wide scopw.
Largest for Several Years.
The tobacco crop of Weakley county
has been cut and housed, and is tho
best and largest crop raised in sev-
eral years, despite the uneasiness felt
by the farmers on account of the rain
and frost. The cotton crop is a littl
short hut fairly good,
Venezuel is. awaiting Colombia's re
ply to its note before precipitating a
Mrs. Bebecca Neff Bud, 92 years old.
widow of George K. Budd, who was
identified with the early history ol
St. Louis, died Sunday.
St. Louis congregational churches
took no collection in aid of Miss Ellen
H. Stone, the missionary held for ran
som by Turkish brigands,
Mark, son of A. A. Weber, a promi
nent merchant of Ellisville, Mo., was
accidentally killed, Sunday, by, th
premature discharge of a shotgun.
An incendiary attempt was made
early Sunday morning to burn the
business houses on the south and
west sides of the public square at Ka-
Thomas W. Lawson's great horse,
Boralma, that was to have met J. J.
Scanlan's The Abbott at Lexington,
Ky., on Wednesday, is dangerously ili
and will not start.
The names of federal grand jurors
in Kansas will hereafter be withheld
from the public until court convenes.
It is believed this will prevent tem
pering with jurors.
John J. Tootle, the young multi
millionaire of St. Joseph, Mo., son of
the late Milton Tootle, is seriously ill
with typhoid fever at a hospital in
Colorado Springs, Col.
For the first time the assassination
of President McKinley was applauded
at a public meeting in London, Sun
day, which was attended by about
two hundred anarchists.
A cablegram to the London Times
from Hong Kong says another Basel
mission has been destroyed in the
Sing-Xing district. The movement
resembles the Boxer uprising.
The coroner's jury summoned to in
quire into the killing of John C.
Brown on the streets of Carbondale,
111., rendered a verdict exonerating
Iter. Joseph McCammish, who shot
Tammany politicians, headed by
Richard Croker, Senator "Tim" Sulli
van and Frank Farrell, won $100,000 at
the Gravesend race track, Saturday,
on "Jimmy" McLaughlin's colt Car-
George Ii. Robinson, a prominent
St. Louis merchant, was found dead
in bed at the home of his daughter.
William D. Lawhorn, aged 64 years.
died -is home in Centralia Mo., of
Thousands of horses in northwest
ern Missouri are afflicted with an un
known disease, having symptoms sim
ilar to glanders. Deaths are numer
ous. The disease usually begins with
form of influenza.
Concerted action is being taken by
the farmers of southern Illinois in
regard to quail shooting.and the hunt
er who shoots quail under the suppo
sition that the last legislature failed
to provide for the birds in the game
law will come to grief.
Charles Loree, for many years an
employe of Richardson county, Neb.,
has been notified that he is heir to
property in Kentucky and vicinity,
consisting of coal, iron ore and tim
ber lands valued at $140,000,000, of
which his share is about one-tenth.
Mo eh Important Work on the Pro-
a-ranime Delegates Hard .
San Francisco. Oct. 7. The second
week of the triennial Episcopal con
vention opened with much important
work on the programme, and a gen
eral disposition on the part of the
delegates to accomplish as much as
possible during the day. At the usual
prayer service in Trinity church
Archdeacon Williams, of Washington,
D. C, was the celebrant, the benedic
tion being pronounced by Bishop Tut-
tie, of Missouri.
Consideration of the amendments
to the constitution was resumed by
both the house of bishops and house
of deputies, and occupied the atten
tion of the convention during the day.
At St. Luke's church the Daugh
ters of the Kintr continued their
meeting, the forenoon being devoted
to the discussion of business matters,
The American Sunday school insti
tute held its first session at Grace
church, the attendance being large.
Bishop Nichols, of California, con
ducted a prayer service, and also de
livered an address of welcome. Bish
op Whitaker, of Pennsylvania, was
re-elected president, and Ley. ii.
Durbin elected secretary. Much in
terest was manifested in the proceed
AMERICAN MINERS BARRED.
Can, ISot Mine on Their Own Account
or Work for Wages In
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 7. D. Evanoff,
a representative, of the Russian gov
ernment, who has returned from a
trip of inspection to Nome and Si
beria, states that American miners
will be strictly prohibited from either
mining on their own account or work
ing for wages in Siberia. He also
states that next spring the treasury
department of the Russian govern
ment will patrol the Siberian coast
with revenue steamers, whose duty it
will be to see that no trading is done
with the natives, except by persons
acting under permits from the Rus
Newspaper Burned Out.
Marinette, Wis., Oct. 7. The Grant
building, the largest in the city, was
destroyed by fire; loss $33,000. The
building was occupied by the Daily
Star office, a tailoring establishment
and armory of Company I, Wisconsin
LIeut.-Commander Hodgson, Navi
gator of the Brooklyn, Con
tinues His Testimony.
SAYS SCHLEY SAID
DAMN THE TEXAS. I
Tells of the Bxcltlna; Chaae of the
Spanish Ship "The Brooklyn Did
All She Conld She Got Into JLotlon
Just ae Quick aa Steam Could Car
ry Her There."
Washington, Oct. 7. The Schley
court of inquiry entered upon the
third straight week of the investiga
tion of Admiral Schley's conduct in I
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the bpanislx war. Itie crowa in at-1
tendance was as large as at any prev-llt
lous time, indicating that the interest I
in th ense ia unabated, it. had been I
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expectea tnat tne navy Department.
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tation of the case by the close of last
week, but when the court opened
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v-upi,. .Lini.) a list, ui niiucMca I
pnntninpH almost. a. linypn names. I
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ruimueizi auiuxjg lucse is vapt. v.iiuii-
wick, -who was Admiral Samnson's I
chief of staff, and who was in imme
diate command of the flagship, New
York, during the Santiago campaign.
The new witnesses who were pres
ent when the court convened, with
the- expectation of being called to the
stand, were Capt. W. M. Folger, who
commanded the cruiser New Orleans
during the bombardment of the Cris
tobal Colon, on May 31, in which that
vessel participated, and Lieut. M. L.
Bristol, who, as an ensign, was the
watch officer on the battleship Texas
during the Santiago campaign. Lieu
tenant-Commander Dvson also was
present with the understanding that
he probably would be recalled for
the purpose of continuing his testi
mony concerning the coal supply of
the flying squadron when it first ar
rived off Santiago, and its capacity
under varying conditions of speed.
LIEl'T-CO JIMAMJKK IIOOGSO.V.
The Xavla-ator of the Brooklyn Tells
of the Battle Off Santtaso.
The proceedings began . with the
call of Lieutenant Dovle and Com
mander Rodgers, for the purpose of
correcting their previous testimony,
and when they had been excused.
Lieutenant Commander Hodgson,
navigator of the Brooklyn during the
Santiago campaign, resumed the
fctand. This was his third sitting, and
when he began testimony the judge
advocate had not entirely completed
his questions. There were still a few
of the letters constituting the cor
respondence between the witness and
A.lmiral Vu or1 anil n-V,tTi
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mey were uuiiuuucu tapi. liciuijr auu
Mr. Hanna proceeded with their ques
When the reading of the Schley-Hodg-
son correspondence had been concluded.
Capt. Lemly asked Mr. Hodgson whether
his denial of the colloquy between nim
self and Commodore Schley had ever been
published entire. Mr. Hodgson replied in
tsi negative, saying that the last para
graph of his letter of denial had not been
printed. This paragraph referred to the
lnclosure of a newspaper clipping.
Mr. Rayner began his cross-examination
bv asking Mr. Hodgson wnetner tne Mar-
blehead had nailed tne Hroomyn wnen
the two vessels passed each other as the
Brooklyn was on ner way to cienfuegos.
The witness replied in the negative. Th
examination then turned upon events
about Clenfuegos. and in reply to Mr.
Kayner's inquiry, Mr. Hodgson detailed
these at length.
Commander Hodgson said in reply to
these Questions that he had seen the
lights on the shore at Clenfuegos, which
were afterward determined to be signals.
but he had supposed they were signals
between different branches of the Span
ish forces on shore. He added that when
CaDt. McCalla arrived with information
as to tne meaning oi tne signals ne was
Immediately dispatched to the shore to
communicate with the insurgents.
He said that the progress of the squa
dron was impeded between Cienfuegos
and Santiago by the heavy weather.
Mr. Rayner then asked: "How far were
tou off. during this blockade of Santiago,
from the Morro, during tne aay ana mgnt
of May 28, 29, 30, SI?"
In response tne witness saia: "juany in
the davtlme our habitual position was
about six miles. In the night I think
we steamed up and down in front ot the
harbor, a distance of about six miles."
He stated tnat tne picaet Doats, tne
Marblehead and the Vixen, were inside
the line of the fleet, about midway ne
tween that line and the shore line. The
-witness then in response to a request from
Mr. Rayner continued his description or
the naval battle of July a, irom tne point
where he had dropped that description at
Capt. I-remly's request while he was on
the stand Friday.
"In this connection he said: "The
Brooklyn did all she could. She got Into
action just as quick as steam could carry
her there. We commenced nring as soon
es the first gun on the port bow would
bear, and we kept the port battery tiring
until she turned witn port nenn inrouen
the arc, using the aft guns until we got
all the starboard guns to bear. We got
around as quickly as we could with port
helm, until we almost parallelled the
the leading Spanish vessel.
when the helm was eased, and the ship
eteered a course parallel witn vizcaya,
whirh was then the leading vessel, ai
though the Maria Teresa probably was
farther to the westward than the Viz.
caya. She was standing at an angle in to
the shore. When we got around the
cmnVa was so dense nothing could be
seen of anything in the rear of us. Tho
thron Snanish vessels we were, then
engaged with were the Vizcaya, the Colon
nH the Oauendo. The Vizcaya was
ohnut ion vards on our starboard bow;
the Colon probably was a little forward
of the starboard beam. The Oquendo was
hft the starboard beam. We continued
In that direction, when I remarked to
Capt. Cook that it seemed rather lonely
tor US out mere.
tia wa in the conning tower. He asked
u-hvr T said that we were all alon
.ik tVi three Snanish vessels, and It
seemed that it depended upon us to
knock them out. At that time the smoke
, o iono T could not see anything.
1 t that the New York, being
. r,o Rrwiklvn was steaming aheaa
of the slower vessels. He stepped out of
.v, tnvr and exclaimed to me:
uni7i... ht off onr atarboartt
lt I..L.J in hmi direction, sad
ii.. t.mi-f how of a ship, and
aldt 'That matt be the Massachn.
"He said: So, It conld not he the
M...aoiinirt(i! she has gone to
a a nt annm o."
I snld: 'It mtut be the Oregon,'
and ha remarked I Gd bless the O re
sell!' "I said: 'Well. I am very glad to
ber. The Oeregon was at that time about.
I should say, four or five hundred yards
oft our starboard quarter at full speed.
e continued in tnat position unui in
Brooklyn's speed began to increase, as we
rot up- steam, and probably drew a little
farther ahead from the Oregon. She nev
er was that vloea to us again, as 1 re
member. The Oquendo very shortly fell
out and went ashore. The Colon grad
ually drew ahead, and also went in short".
1 remember very well the time that th-
Vlzcava blanketed her from our nre. mi
l t V - -t i 4Wt (Art rts
til, when off Acerraderos, the Vizcaya
ported ner neim ana ran in inur auv
Colon at this time had Rained speed. amT
was In shore, I suppose, some seven
miles. After passing the Vizcaya, we
steamed ahead and ceased firing.
The men were allowed to come out of
the turrets, one at a time, to get a breath
ing spell, although, of course, an guna
were mannpd and evervthlllJT ready. but
the gaining upon the Colon was very slow,
in fact, she gained apparently on us. Thi
was about 11:15, when tne v txcaya bioou
In for Acerraderos. The chase was con
tinued then after the Colon. I knew it
inu9t be six or seven miles away, untrl
we Kradually began to gain. 1 remem
ber keeping the stadlmeter at work on
her although the 13.000 yards would not
7-iHRtfr on the staJimttjr. I it-member at
one tlrae telling Commodore Schley that
was within about i3,wo yaras, ana my
the Oregon to try one of her Tallroao
trains. At any rate, snortly aiterwara
the Oresron fired one of her 13-inch shells,
vnlcn ,eU shovt. Tl.en 3 rifcj with S-
inch shells and thev fell short. The Orr-
gon was signaling to us the fall of our
hot and slgnaiied to her the fall or
her shot. We continued occasionally U-
tire, the Oregon her 13 and 8-inch guns
and ue our fc-inch guns.
"I remember seeing one of the 13-Inca
shells of the Oregon fall well ahead in
snore of the Colon, and one of our 8-incn
shells aDDarently fell In-shore of th
I . 1 . . . V. . .IvnA ,t.A 'ill HI
Colon. At that time the Colon ported
helm hard-a-port. Previously to this she
had ported her helm once or twice, ap
parently seekius u.sot't s:-Jt oh shore.
She nred ner lee gun ana nauiea uuwn nvr
flag. 1 pulled out my watch. It was ex
actly 1:13. We then ceased nring. ana
slowed down, ana oraers were givru w
et out a boat. The captain was oraerea
to go on board to mate terms wun or
tell the terms of the commanding otneer
of the Colon."
"How far was the Oregon irom ma
l'Tom 1,000 to l.b'JO yaras on me star
The witness, in reply to Questions, con
tinued his reprt of the battle. He Paul
that at the beginning or tne ngnt ne naa
given the range at 1.4U0 yards, but that
arter tne loop it was aouui z,w or low
Mr. Kavner: "nat was tne nearing oi
Commodore Schley durius this engage-
His bearlntr and manner, with respect
to an officer of his rank and station in
the naval service, were naturally thosa ,
of a commander-in-chief of a naval force
on that occasion. The witness said tne
commodore had occupied a place on &
platform around the conning tower dur
ing the engage -hp. it. Thi.?. he said, was
a position of danger, as the commodora
was there always in full view of the ene
It has been stated nere, saia air.
Rayner, "that the Brooklyn ran 2.00tt
yards away from the enemy's ships in
making her loop."
The witness replied: "Any witness wn
made that statement, although he may
have stated what he thought had oc
curred, was absolutely mistaken."
How far did she go from the enemy
She must have gone about 600 yards to
the southward, as that is about the tact
cal diameter of the Brooklyn at that
Old tnis turn interfere witn tne rsrooi.-
lyn's ability to keep up her fire?"
It did not; sne continueo. to nre iruiu
her aft turret."
Did you ever see the Indiana during
I did not. The smoke was very ttens
in the direction of the. Indiana."
I witness at length" concerning his report
At this point Mr. Kayner questioned tne
I ed oolloouv with Admiral Schley during
I V, riff GanfluvA in urhifVl tl-IA fnTYl
I l"C uaiwc " ' "
modore was reoort'Jd ty htve said
DAMN THE TEXAS. '
Mr. Rayner asked the witness if It was
not Capt. Cook who had given the order
to "port helm." The reply was that
Capt. Cook might have given the order
to the man at the wheel.
Mr. Ravner then asked: "ina commo
dore Schley give the order to port th
"He did." was the reply.
"Was the helm already a-port?"
"I guess so; Capt. Cook says so."
Obiection was made by Capt. Lemly to
the use of the word of "guess" by the
witness, but Admiral Dewey said the form
of the expression was Immaterial, and
asked that counsel should not interrupt.
Continuing his statement in response to
Mr. Ravner"s tiuestion. the witness said
that when his conversation with Commo
dore Schley had occurred on the Brook
lyn, the commodore was standing on Jhe
platform arouna tne conning luwer, Him
two or three feet from himself (the wit
ness), and that Capt. Cook, a part of tha
time, stood in the door of the conning
tower four or five feet distant.
He said that Capt. cook naa lateen pan
in the conver.?atln. Mr. Rayner tnws
questioned the witness very cioseiy in re
gard to the language in which this coT
lr.nuv was reoorted by the newspapers.
and the language used by Mr. Hodgson in,
his correspondence with Admiral Schley.
He read the newspaper version of Com
mander Hodgson s bialtment ol ine coi-,.
loquy as follows:
'Schley 'Hard a port.' "
'Hodson-VoB mean starboard.'
'Schley 'Xo, I don't. We are near
tioogh to them (the Spaniards) al
'IIodft-Kon Bnt It will eat dovrntba
'Schley 'Damn the Texas; let her
look out for herself.' "
Mr. Ravner then had the witness
scrutinize the letter which he had writ
ten to Admiral Schley on June 8, and
drew from him the statement tnat ne naa
not then informed tne admiral tnat ne
had used tfie expression "Damn tho
When the witness was asKeu it ne
hmisht thpre was anv suggestion of such
an expression, he replied: "When I sug
gested to commonore jscniey tnat mere
Was Ganger UI tiuumiji; wiv.ii me xcjlos.
he said 'Damn the Texas.' He used the
expression as not in any way condemn
ing the Texas for being there, but as if
he were irritated as one might be about
Mr. Rayner asked then about the ex
pression attributed to the witness: "She
will cut down the Texas." Commander
Hodgson replied that there was no such
expression in the letter, and that he never
had said that the Brooklyn would cut
down the Texas. "There is a good deal
in that reported colloquy that I did not
say," he added. "The statement waa
never made." he went on, "but the com-,
modore did say 'DAMN THE TEXAS.' .
Continuing, he said that the dialogue as
reported was fictitious, and that he had
denied Its verbal accuracy, while not de
nying the truth of a part of it. He said
that he had told Admiral Schley that h
could -lot repudiate the entire statement,
and that he had not understood him to
request him to do more than deny Its
verbal accuracy. He already had before
writing his explicit denial TOLD THB
ADMIRAL THAT HE COULD NOT DE
NY THE WHOLE STORY. He hrd given
the newspaper reporter authority orlg
nally to quote him as authority for the
gist of. the statement.
An Cnbsried Tallent.
Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 7. James Tal
lent, aged 87 years, has just, married
a second time, here. He has 5 grant!
and 79 great-grandchildren living, and
37 grand and great-grandchildren
The United States Sapreme Court.
Washington, Oct. 7. The United
States supreme court will reconvene
on Monday, October li, after a reces
of four months.