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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 13.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, .-FRID AY, NOVEMBER 1, 1901.
SUBSCRIPTION:, $1.00 Per .Year
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BOLIVAR
Commander Seth M. Ackley, of th
nary, was, on the 22d, placed ou the
retired list, with the rank of cp.j)
tain, liis advancement is due to hi
service in the war of the rebellion.
Ocn. William 15. Franklin, U. S. A..
Tctired, dined with "King Leopold at
the palace, in Brussels on the 22d.
During- the afternoon the general had
a long private audience with the king.
At a meeting- n the 24th of the
senior class of the University of Ne
braska, it was decided to extend an
invitation to former President Cleve
land to deliver the commencement
day address next June.
"Earthquake shocks were felt at St.
Thomas, D. W. I., and throughout the
island of Porto Rico on the 22d. The
shocks were the severest felt in many
years, but no loss of life or damage
to property is reported. r
The board of directors of the Pan
American exposition at Buffalo, N. Y.,
'on the 25d, adopted the following-:
"Resolved, That Saturday, November
2, at midnight, be fixed as the time
of the final closing of the exposition."
Victor C'Brien, a graduate student
of the University of Chicago and a
t-on of F. YV. O'Brien, a leading law
yer in San Francisco, was placed in
the detention hospital in Chicago, on
the 22d, apparently suffering from
acute mania. Young O'Brien is said
1o have become insane over a love af
fair. "'The torpedo boat Thornton, built
by the William R. Trigg Co., of Rich
mond, Ya., made another run, on the
22d, to complete herofticial speed trial,
1 ut the result was unsatisfactory. The
Thornton ran along very smoothly,
but fuiled to develop the necessary
26 knots an hour for two consecutive
hours.
Dr. Cameron Mann, pastor of Grace
church, Kansas City, on the 23d, de
cided to accept the call to the bishop
ric of North Dakota, tendered him by
the national convention of the Epis
copal church, at San Francisco, Octo
ber 15. Dr. Mann will request that
the ceremony consecrating him a
bishop take place in Kansas City.
Booker T. Washington, while at
tending the Yale bicentennial celebra
tion at New Haven, Conn., was a
guest of Morris F. Tyler, treasurer of
the university, at a dinner at Mr. Ty
ler's residence. Former Postmaster
General Bissell also accepted an in
vitation to dine with Mr. Tyler that
evening and met Mr. Washington.
Former Gov. Jas. S. Hogg, of Texas,
and Jas. W. Swaj-ne, are in New York
city to interest capital in the forma
tion of a big combination of all the
independent oil producers of the
Beaumont field who have not the
means of handling the oil as individ
xial concerns. The capitalization of
those independent companies approx
imate $100,000,000.
The Prussian cabinet has resolved
to investigate, through the various
provincial governors regarding the
number of persons out of employ
ment, the causes of recent industrial
embarrassment, and measures neces
sary to improve conditions. The gov
ernment of Baden had taken the lead
in such investigations, followed by
the Bavarian government.
A six-inch plate from the Bethle
hem iron works, representing group
No. 1 of the armor plate for the new
battleship Ohio, was tested at the In
dian Head proving grounds, on the
24th, under the auspices of the navy
bureau of ordnance. The test was
most satisfactory. As a result 400
tons of Kruppized armor will be ac
cepted by the government.
The comptroller of the currency has
appointed Elmer Eames, of Norton,
Kas., and James T. Bradley, of Sedan,
Kas., as bank examiners for the State
of Kansas, vice Charles S. Jobes, who
recently resigned to become president
of the American National Bank of
Kansas City, Mo. The plan to divide
the territory covered by Mr. Jobes
bad been in contemplation some time
Tn the menagerie of Frank C. Bos
tock, the wild animal trainer, who
has the concession for a wild animal
show at the Pan-American exposition
and who is an applicant for the same
concession at the Louisiana Purchase
exposition, three little lion cubs were
born several weeks ago. One of them
is named David R. Francis, another
Thomas Jefferson and. the third
Louisiana Purchase.
A special dispatch from Rome says
that the official report on the inquiry
into the administration of Naples and
the southern provinces of Italy, sets
forth that the Camorra secret society
now permeates all branches of public
life, and that no business, political or
otherwise, is possible without the in
terference of the Camorra agents.
The names of many persons well
known in Naples are involved.
The missionaries who are operating
from Samakov, Bulgaria, are at last
in touch with the brigands who ab
ducted Miss Ellen M. Stone and her
companion, Mme. K. S. Tsilka, ac
cording to dispatches received in Con
stantinople, on the 24th, though
whether negotiations for the ransom
had actually been opened, was not dis
closed. The. missionaries on the spot
are expected to conclude the business
with the utmost dispatch. .
Cruisers belonging to the British
Channel squadron will be stationed 10C
miles apart down the channel and out
to sea, to send by wireless telegraphy
the first greeting of the duke of Corn
wall to King Edward and Queen Alexandra,
CURRENT TOPICS.
THE HEWS HT EEIEF.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The United States training ship-
Hartford, from Teneriffe, arrived at
St. Thomas, D. W. 1., on the 23d.
Friedrich Preller, the artist, died on
the 23d, in Dresden.
The anarchist propaganda, in favor
of a general strike, is proving fruitful
in Spain. Leading anarchists assert
that. committees throughout the
world, representing 8,000,000 workers,
are only awaiting the signal to inau
gurate the universal strike proposed
by the German workmen, and ap
proved by the American and Eui'opeai
committees.
Charles Smith, one of the best
known violinists in the west, died in
the hospital at Sioux City, la., on the
J4th, of consumption, lie won various
prizes in violin contests.
Special efforts are being made to
secure the presence of President
Roosevelt during the International
Live Stock exposition, which begins
in Chicago December 3.
Andres Rogerigues and Anicite
O'Farrill, negro murderers, were ex
ecuted in Havana, on the 24th, by the
garrotte. A fellow prisoner acted as
executioner, receiving an ounce of
gold for each execution, together
with a reduction of six years in the
term for which he was imprisoned.
Death was apparently instantaneous.
Reporting to the British war office,
Lord Kitchener, on the 24th, wired as
follows: "Col. Campbell's column, op
erating near Slangapies, has recovered-
two guns which the Boers had
captured at Scheeper's Nek."
The Altoona Iron Co., the largest
industry outside of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Cq.'s shops in Altoona, Pa-,
and employing several hundred men,
closed down indefinitely on the 24th.
Guy Bright shot and killed his fa
ther, Alexander Bright, on their farm,
five miles from Iantha, Mo., on the
24th. A quarrel led up to the shoot
ing. The son gave himself up.
Mrs. Anna Ed son Taylor, a widow,
43 j-ears old, went over the Horseshoe
fall of Niagara, in a barrel, on the
24th, and lives to tell the story of her
experience. To her belongs the noto
riety of making the first attempt and
the first success. She is a Michigan
school teacher.
Frank Farrell, a prominent Tam
many man, bet $25,000 against $20,000,
on the 24th, with George Wheelock,
on the result yf the mayoralty elec
tion in Greater New York city, Far
rell backing Shepard against Low.
Fire, which started in the fertilizer
building of the Armour Packing Co.'s
plant at South Omaha, on the night
of the 24th, did $50,000 damage, equal
ly divided between building and stock:
The seventh successive well on Gas
ridge, just south of Chanute, Kas.,
was brought in, on the 24th, with
twice the flow of any well in that
field. The roaring of the well can be
heard a long distance.
The London Daily News states that
it is an undoubted fact that J. Pier
pont Morgan, the American financier,
ia bearing the entire expense (9,000)
of the installation of an electric light
plant in St. Paul's cathedral, London,
and declares it a reproach to wealthy
Englishmen.
One of the greatest natural gas
wells that has ever been discovered in.
the United States was struck about
three miles northeast of Lawton,
Okla., on the 24th, by Mr. P. McDaniel,
while drilling for oil.
Hon. Warner Miller, president of
the Nicaragua canal commission, who
was attacked with nervous prostration
early last summer, and retired to his
home near Herkimer, N. Y., is report
er to have grown worse steadity, and
to be now in a serious condition.
Mrs. William McKinley was prob
ably left more wealth than is men
tioned in the will of her dead hus
band. News is received from Ely.
New, where the. Saxton and McKinley
mines are located, that outcroppings
show a lead of ore that will go $100
to the ton.
Bishop Sbaretti having settled the
question of church property in Cuba,
has been ajjpointed delegate extra.-
ordinary to the Philippines, whither
he will go about the end of the year
to settle the church property ques
tion there. He will leave Cuba for
Rome in a few days.
The imposing marble shaft erected
in the national cemetery at Knoxville,
Tenn., by the people of Tennessee, to
the memory of the Tennesseeans who
fell during the civil war, was unveiled,
oh the 24th, with appropriate cere
monies. Lieut.-Col. Ezra Woodruff, of the
medical department of the arm', has
been retired on account of age. He
is a native of Kentucky.
According to reliable reports re
ceived in Shanghai from Gen. Warren,
600,000 persons in the Province of Au
Hui and 300,000 in the province of
Kiang-Su are on the verge of starva
tion, and the famine is spreading.
The plant of the Zanesville (O.)
Art Pottery Co. was destroyed by fire
on the 25th. Loss, $30,000; insurance,
$40,000. One hundred andfifty men are
thrown out of work. Charles Conn
was fatally injured under a falling
wall.
Fire in the lumber yard of the Alex
ander & Edgar Lumber Co., Iron Riv
er, Wis., on the 25th, destroyed 12,
000,000 feet of lumber. The loss is es
timated at $100,000, fully covered by
insurance.
Andrew Carnegie announced on the
25th that te will preserve an impartial
attitude in relation to the municipal
campaign in New "iork. Any othe
course, he believe, would be highly
improper, in view of his present and
future relations with the municipal
officials of New York in connection
with, fci gifts to tat J!
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
Tobacco Grower. Organize.
The farmer3 of the Clarksvllle to
bacco district held a convention lasi
weei and effected a permanent organi
sation," with C. II.' Fort of Robertsoa
county as president. He is to appoint
a secretary, treasurer and a vice-president
for ecah county in the district.
xne vice-presidents constitute the ex
ecutive committee and they will form
local organizations in their counties
which will send delegates to another
general convention in Clarksyille next
December. The attendance was largo
.nd several speeches were delivered.
Resolutions were adopted inviting all
lae separate interests to unite and
work for the common benefit of the
producer, buyer,, commission merchant
and broker, and inviting all to visit
the farms of members of the associa
tion and. solicit or buy and give in
spiration to the growing and selling
of Clarksville's great staple.
Patent T- w Unconstitutional.
Chancellor McConnell of Chatta
nooga decided the State law passed in
1897, in reference to purchase and sale
of patent rights to be unconstitutional.
Tne court held that all such matters
come under the control of congress.
This is the first time this law has
been passed upon by a Tennessee
court.
A nralthy Showing.
In the past twelve weeks hut five
graves have been dug in the two cem
eteries at Union City, one being for a
stillborn infant, and one for McMakin,
colored, who died in Colorado. Can
any two graveyards in the State, used
by fifteen or twenty thousand people
siiow such a, record?
Artillery Post at Colombia. .
The chances seem favorable for th
conversion of the arsenal at Columbia
into an artillery post. Eight com
panies of artillery were to have been
located in Kansas, but an ' investiga
tion proved that the cost of fitting
up the post there would amount to
$750,000, whereas the Columbia ar
senal could be converted into a post
for only $9,C00. Gen. Mile3 strongly
recommends Columbia for, the post.
Carnegie's Offer to Nashville.
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce
is in receipt of a letter from James
Bertram, private secretary to Andrew
Carnegie, dated at Skilo Castle, Scot
land, October 4, which says that Mr.
Carnegie stands ready to give $100,000
for the erection of a library building
in Nashville. The offer is accom
panied with the usual proviso that the
city furnish an annuity for running
expenses.
Dead at 91.
W. E. Hudson, aged 91 years, died
at his home in the Seventeenth dis
trict of Madison county last week.
Deceased came to the county from his
native State, Georgia, about 1S30, and
has resided there continuously since.
He reared a large family, all of whom
are grown and settled in life with com
petency accumulated by their father.
With one exception Mr. Hudson was
the oldest citizen of the county.
Brothers Die the Same "lrht.
Jesse Coppeck, a native of Ohio, who
has resided near Allegheny Springs
for twenty years, died suddenly last
week. He was found dead in bed hy
his wife, who at once wired his
brother in Ohio as to whether he de
sired the remains shipped to his na
tive State. - In reply Mrs. Coppeck
was informed that the Ohio brother
had died the same night.
Electrio Line from Knoxville to SevlervUle.
W. T. Goff of Toronto, Canada, after
careful investigation, announces that
Canadian capital will build an electric
freight and passenger line from Knox
ville to Seviervllle. The line will be
torty-eight miles long, and according
to Goff's estimate, will carry. 100,000
tons of freight and 500,000 passengers
the first year. Not a' dollar is asked
from local people.
Monument to Tennessee Soldiers.
The monument of Tennessee marble
erected to the memory of the 32,000
Tennesseans who enlisted for service
In the federal army in the civil war,
6,000 of whom never returned home,
was dedicated in the National Ceme
tery in Knoxville last week. The ora
tor was Judge Newton Hacker of
Jonesboro. it had been expected that
Secretary of War Root would formally
receive the-monument as the repre
sentative of the government, but he
was detained by illness.
Rewards for Fugitives.
Gov. McMillin has offered reward of
$200 for the arrest and conviction of
Lewis Tipton and Charles Tipton of
Roane county, for the alleged murder
of Henry. Bowling on October 12, and
$150 for Walter Cathey of Houston
county, wanted for the alleged murder
of Aiford Beacham, October 10, and
$100 for Huse Ausmus and Hughy
Ausmus of Claiborne county, charged
witn the murder of Reason Kitts.
Tennessee .Banks.
The abstract of reports made to the
comptroller of the currency showing
the condition of the fifty-five national
banks in Tennessee, at the close of
business on September . 30. shows the
following: Resources, loans and -discounts,
$26,029,365.71. United States
bonds to secure circulation, $3,652,250.
Total specie, $1,519,003.54. Resources)
$43,3S8,798.09. Surplus fund, $1,799,
152.57. Undivided, profits, less ex
penses and taxes paid, $1. 226,663.24V
Dividends unpaid, $13,06?.69. latin
vidua! deposits, $22,560,856.38.
Dr. P. M. Rixey Makes an Official
Statement of the Treatment
of President McKinley.
FILED WITH SURGEON-GENERAL OF NAVY
Tbe Iteport Exhibits In the Closet
Detail tho State of tne Patient, In
the Shape of a Ship's Lac, From
the Time of the Operation I'ntU
Death Ensued,
Washington, Oct. 26. "In the line
of duty, while receiving the people,
was shot by Leon F. Czolgcsz," is the
oilicial statement fifed by the surgeon-general
of the navy, Dr. Presley
31. Eixey, medical inspector, United
States navy, as the introduction for
his report upon the wounding, illness
and death of the late President Mc
Kinley. The cause of death is thus
stated: "Gangrene of both walls of
the stomach and pancreas, following
gunshot wound."
The report itself is remarkable for
Its exhibition in the closest possible
detail of the exa,ct state of the pa
tient during his mortal illness. It is
in the shape of a ship's log almost,
showing at intervals of a very few
minutes, sometimes a single minute,
rareiy more than an hour, the pa
tient's progress towards the end. Rut,
perhaps, the most valuable data con
tained, from a medical point of view,
is the accurate registering of the
medication of the case not a single
morsel of food, nor a dose of
medicine, or bath is omitted in this
account. Included in the running
story, at the proper intervals, are the
bulletins which were given to the
public as the case progressed.
The Report.
The report begins with an account of
the first operation at the emergency hos
pital, September 6. the two wounds being-
described exactly as they- have been
treated in the preceding medical reports.
Dr. Rixey, statins that all the physicians
present agreed to immediate laparotomy,
makes his first entry at 5:30 p. m., when
Dr. Mann ma.le a vertical Incision pass
ing through the wound, and found at the
very beginning a piece of cloth carried In
by the bullet. Kig-ht minutes later
strychnine was administered hypoderm
ically. Some time after that, brandy was
administered in the same manner and
morphia was administered. This same
application became necessary when the
patient arrived at t.e Milfourn house, the
result being an Improved pluse but with
pome nausea. The first bulletin Issued
to the public was dted at 7 p. m. It de
scribed the charac.r ut the wound, the
peneral outline of the operation and
spoke of the condition of the patient as
gratifying and Justifying hopes ot recov
ery. The ne:;t entry, at f.42, declares that
he rested o.uietly for eight minutes, but
at :15 the patient vomited a small quan
tity of partly digested food and a blood
clot. Vomiting followed at 9:40, also. At
10:10 a bulletin was Issued, slating that
the president was rallying satisfactorily
and resting comfortably. At 10:45 p. m.,
there were occasional twinges of pain and
slight discoloration of dressings. At 12
o'clock midnight a saline enema was re
tained. At 1 a. m., an hour later, the
bulletin described the president as free
from pain and resting well.
The Second Day.
The notes followed at Intervals of less
than an hour until 4:55. the second day,
btpiemher 7. 'the patient was sleeping:,
but at the latter hour a large amount of
g-as .was expelled, and ten minutes later,
the entry reads: "Pain severe on deep
Inspiration." At 5:10 the patient is said
to be restless after retaining one pint of
saline enema. At 6 a. m. the official bul
letin announced: "The president has
passed a good night." Fifteen mlnutss
I later an Injection of morphine was given,
1 and at 9 a. m. it was announced that the
right and no serious symptoms had de
veloped. At noon on the second day
more morphine was administered hypo
dermically ; at 1:15 there was a saline
enema, and at 4:30 there was a hypo
dermic injection of digitalis, the patient
passing much gas by the mouth. The
first alcohol bath was given at 5:30 of
this day, while the patient was sleeping
but passing gas by the mouth. At C:30
the patient complained of intense pain in
the pit of the stomach. lie was given a
hypodermic iniection of morphine. No
pian, but restless. Sponged with alcohol
end rested quietly for half an hour. The
official bulletin announced'no change for
the worse. At 7:40 p. m. digitalis was
administered hypodermically, and the
bulletin at 9:30 declared that the condi
tions continued much the same, the
F resident responding well to medication,
le had 15 minutes' quiet sleep, when a
Faline enema with somatose was admin
istered, part of which was rejected. Then
there was another hypodermic injection
of digitalis at 10:40 and 15 minutes later of
morphine, the patient being very rest
lees. . The Third Day.
The third day, September 8, began with
the entry at 12:30 "restless during sleep.
Limbs sponged with alcohol. Quiet and
slept from two to three o'clock." The 3:'M
a. m. buleltin said the president had
passed a fairly good night. At 3:30 there
was another enema of salt and somatose.
From 4 to 4:30 the patient was said to be
'confused and very restless." At 5 a. m.,
"Complains of feeling chilly, but it passed
In a moment." The patient was restless
and talkative from five to six o'clock a.
m., expelling brown fluid and gas.
There are frequent entries of these
eructations, and before nine o'clock there
were two hypodermic Injections of mor
phine and digitalis. A hypodermic of
strychnine was followed, at 12:30 p. m., by
a saline enema with somatose, which was
not retained, and an alcohol rub. At 4:45
p. m. the patient was restless and talka
tive, and for the first time was given
water by the mouth. At 5:45 an enema of
sweet oil, soap and water brought away
some slightly colored fluid and a very
little mucuous. At 8 a. m. there was a
discharge of the bowels and the patient
was set down as "very restless." At 8:20
a great deal of gas was passed and some
fluid.
The Foarth Day.
On the fourth day, September 9, the pa
tient Is recorded as "restless from 1 to 1:20
o'clock. At 3:15 p. ra., -a "very restless,"
and mind much disturbed." Codeia phos.
was administered hypodermically. After
an hour's sleep the- record is made, at 7:10
a. m.. "mind clear, feels chilly." The pa
tient drank water frequently in small
quantities. At 9:20 the bulletin was is
sued: "The president's condition is be
coming more and more satisfactory," etc
At ten o'clock on thi morning- the doc
tors began to administer hourly doses ot
calomel. Meanwhile, following a nutri
tive enema of egg. whisky and water,
there wsre two high enemas, one with
soap, water and ox-gall, which brought
away a copious discharge, with gas. At
X p. m. the bulletin said: "The presi
dent's condition steadily improves and he
is comfortable without pain or unfavora
ble symptoms. Bowel and kidney func
tions normally performed." At 4:20 of
this day. following a dressing of the
wound of about an hour, the patient spat
up greenish, bitter fluid. Hot water wai
riven at 5:50 and half an hour later the
patient complained of nausea.
The Fifth Day.
The fifth day, September 10, began at
1:46 a. after a short sleep, with this
entry: "Comfortable, turning frequently."
Tbr are three entries "leniQ quifc
It." and then' the 6:20 bulletin itatln tuat
the president had passed tha most com
fortable night since the attempt on hie
life. The 9 a. m. bulletin predicted a
rapid convalescence, falling complica
tions. The bulletin at 10:30 said the presi
dent's condition wu unchanged and de
scribes the removal of the stitches and
the cause therefore.
Tbe Sixth Day.
The sixth day's treatment was marked
by tha administration of the first food in
to the stomach, beef Juice,' which the not
says "tasted good." There were seven
administrations of this beef Juice between
miunifcnt and nine o'clock the next morn
ing. The patient complained of feeling
chilly, but Is recorded as sleeping more
than usual and the bulletin at nine o'clock
said that he rested comfortably and his
condition was excellent. The patient,
complained of headache at .2:15, and
catnthor was .applied to the. head. .The
bulletin at 3:30 Mafea that the president
continued to gain and the wound was
becoming healthy.
The Seventh Day.
The seventh day. began with the admin
istration of beef juice and -the diet was
varied this time (the patient complaining
of pain in the abdomen) by whisky and
water, and chicken broth. At 1:30 p. m.,
digitalis and strychnine having been in
jected hypodermically meantime, the pa
tient was given the second piece of toast
and one egg. The entry reads: "Did not
relish it. and ate very little. Quieter and
more cheerful since having- last strych
nine." - -
At 4:15 It is said fMlnd wandering and
restless." Calomel, whisky and water,
and digitalis were again administered.
The skin was moist and cold, and the 8:30
bulletin reported that the president's con
dition was not quite so favorable and his
food had ben stopped. At 9:35 Dr. Rixev
writes: ""Wh-jle body moist and cold.
Pulse weak and thre.nly. Slept -quietly 20
minutes." At 11 o'clock of that night
normal salt Solution was Injected beneath
the skin. At midnight whisky and water
was given with an infusion of digitalis.
For the first time resort was had to in
halations of oxygen. The bulletin Issued
at that time read: "All unfavorable
symptoms in the president's condition
have Improved since the last bulletin."
etc.
The Eighth and Laat Day.
The eighth and last, day of the presi
dent's life, September 13, opened with this
entry, at 12:C0.a. m., "Restless and com
plains of headache." "Whisky and water
was given and a perspiration was' In
duced, but at 1 a. m., is this entry: "Very
restless and wants to get up; tired"?'
The same medical treatment was con
tinued involving a plentiful use of
oxygen, digitalis, strychnine and mor
phia and poptonotds. Still at 4:55 the pa
tient's condition is reported as grave. The
oxygen was continued. There was no re
sponse to stimulants. Atrofine and mor
phia were injected; the patient was al
most pulseless. The last entry was made
at 9 p. m., and there was a gap of five
hours between that and the end. It read:
"Heart sounds very feeble. Oxygen con
tinued. Slight reflex movements, and at
2:15 a. m., September 14, 1901, the presi
dent died."
Atached to the report are the re
sults of the autopsy and the chamical
and bacteriological examinations,
which have already been published in
the medical journals.
THE FUTURE NAVAL OFFICER.
Great Britain Annkins To tbe FmI
that He Mmt lie n Mechanic
as AVell as a Sailor.
London, Oct. 26. The British ad
miralty is taking the most lively inr
i terest in the working of the person-
nel bill in the Am-Hcan navy, with
the view of the possible amalgamation
of the line and engineer officer oi
the British rerviee. Arnold-Foster,
secretary to the admiralty, recently
requesled special reports on this mat
ter, and Vice-Admiral Fitzgerald
writes to the Ixndon Times upon the
same topic The admiral's letter is a
spirited defense of the navy again a:
many recent criticisms, but he admits
that the line officers must wake up
and become expert mechanics as well
as good seamen in order to maatei
the complicated machinery of tha
lighting ships, or else the engineers
will oust them from their preeen.1
predominant position. "I am not pre
pared," ' he said,' "to advocate the
amalgamation of the engineers and
executives in imitation of the Amer
icans. We are certainly not ripe foJ
it yet. Moreover, it is just as well to
wait and see how it turns out with
them. But if an amalgamation is to
be eventually avoided, it can only be
by our executives becoming practical
mechanics."
THE HALL OF PHILANTHROPY.
A St. Louis World's Fair Project In
dorsed By the Sllasonrt Feder
ation of "Women's Clvbs.
St, Joseph, Mo., Oct. 26. The Phi
lanthropy hall project, suggested by
the "Wednesday club of St. Louis, as a
permananet memorial for the Louisi
ana Purchase exposition, received the
unqualified indorsement of the Mis
souri Federation of Women's clubs
just before the adjournment of the
state convention Friday. The Wednes
day club ot St. Louis immediately
pledged $5,000, and ether clubs were
prompt in their declarations that they
would lend financial aid.
About $7,000 was raised in a few
minutes, and it was evident from the
enthusiasm that the amount will be
doubled very quickly.
BY WAY OF EXPERIMENT.
Fuel Oil to Be Tried In the Cascade
Tunnel to Determine Its
Merits.
St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 26. Experi
ments are to be made with fuel oil
by the Great Northern in the Cascade
tunnel to determine the merits of as
sertions made by railway engineers
that oil fuel keeps air in tunnels clear.
Although the most improved system
of far. ventilation has already been
applied, it is said to be. almost impos
sible to keep the tremendous bore
free from coal smoke and gases.
Three Boys Dead In sv Wall.
Granville, I1L, Oct. 26. The dead
bodies of George, aged 23; Edward,
14, and Clement, 8, sons of Joseph
Casper, a farmer residing three miles
; west of Granville, were found in a
' well on the farm of their father,
Thursday, and the general opinion
- now is that murder has been commit"
ted.
Advanced In Refined Snarars.
?few York, Oct. 26. The American
Sugar Refining Co. has advanced the
price of refined sugar grades No. 6 te
Xo. 16, in elusive, five points.
arc m era
Rear-Admiral Schley Concludes His
Direct Testimony Before the
Court of Inquiry.
IS NOW IN HANDS CF CROSS-EXAMINERS
Capt. Lemlr and Mr. Hanna Will
Try Their Hands at Getting: tbe
.Admiral and His Dates Mixed
Tbe Give , and Take of the
Brooklyn In the Battle In Evi
dence. Washington, Oct. 28. When the
Schley court of inquiry resumed its
sitting, . Admiral Schley took the
Stand, and after being reminded by
Admiral Dewey that he was still under
oath, continued his testimony. When
he left the stand on Friday his exam
ination-in-chief had been almost con-'
eluded, and when he resumed it y as
the understanding that after com
paratively a few. questions had 'been
asked by Mr. Rayner he would be
placed in the hands of Judge Advo
cate Lemly and Mr. Hanna for cross
examination. Mr. Rayner's questions
were again directed toward throwing
light upon disputed points in the
controversy, and most of them con
cerned conversations which various
witnesses for the navy department
had reported as having had with the
admiral. Before the adjournment on
Friday, he had asked him about the
majority of these conversations, and
the principal ones left were those
which were reported to have taken
place between Admiral Schley and
Admiral (then captain) Evans, of the
Iowa, and Commander Sharpe, of the
Vixen. The admiral's version of these
Interviews differed considerably from
that of the other parties to them.
The cross-examination is evidently
calculated to cover quite an extended
period of time. The 'attendance was
large, as it had been every day since
Admiral Schley went on the stand.
Previous to Admiral Schley taking
the stand, Lieutenant-Commander
Harlow was called to correct his tes
timony. This occupied but a few min
utes, and Admiral Schley took the
stand about 11.10 o'clock. Mr. -Rayner's
first question related to an inci
dent testified t-; by Lieut. Grant on a
melee the ships got into on the way
from Cienf uegos to Santiago when they
wet a sailing vctn--el. The hdmiral re
plied that he had an indistinct recol
lection of the incident. He said that
whenever the squadron stopped it was
alwaj-s in conformity with signals pre
viously made. "If there was any
mix-up, as testified to," he said, "it
must have been as the result of the
carelessness of the officer of the deck
in not carrying out the signals from
the flagship.'
Reverting to May 31, the day of the
reconnaissance, Mr. Rayner asked the
witness if he recollected any signal
from the Massachusetts to the squad
ron not to go in any closer.
"I can not recall that signal, at all,"
replied Admiral Schley. "It would
have been, of course, unnecessary in
view of the fact that no vessel could
have left the line without -permis-'
sion of the flag or of the commander-
' in-chief.'
Mr. Rayner then asked Admiral
Schley regarding alleged conversa
tions with Admiral (then captain)
Evans on July 4 or 5.
"I did have a conversation with
him," replied the witness, "but I do
not remember whether it was on the
4th or 5th. I would say of Capt.
Evans, as I have said of all the oth
ers, I do not believe he would willing
ly misstate. I think his recollection
is at fault, lie did have a conversa
tion with me in relation to shootiig
the bow off of one of the torpedo
boats, and the stern off another, and
putting his helm a-starboard and rak
ing one ship, and then a-port and rak
ing another. My recollection now is
that preliminarily he said to me: 'Did
you see Jack Philip start to run
away, and I said: Np;' that he was
mistaken. It was the Brooklyn that
made the turn, and I asked him if he
did not see the tactical necessity for
it."
Mr. Rayner then called Admiral
Schley's attention to the testimony
of Admiral Taylor, who, as captain,
commanded the battleship Indiana dur
ing the battle off Santiago, and Capt.
Dawson, who commanded the marines
on that vessel, to the effect that tbe
Brooklyn, when she made, .the loop,
went southward a mile ox a mile and
a half. 1
"I think they are entirely and ab
solutely mistaken," replied the wit
ness. "The Brooklyn did not puss to
the southward of the line except the
distance perhaps of her tactical diam
eter, which surely was not greater
than 600 yards, and from that time
Bhe steered a course parallel to the
Spaniards, and I do not think we
were over 2,300 or 2,400 yards at any
time from the Spanish line. I say,
emphatically, that the Brookn did
not run south, and any statement to
the contrary is a mistake."
The witness srtated in reply to a
question from Mr. Rayner that when
he started to the westward from
Santiago, he left the St. Paul at the
latter place.
Admiral Schley then told of how
his papers were boxed up by his sec
retary for transmission to the depart
ment as the regulations require.
About this time he went to Porto
Rico as a member of the Porto Rican
commission, and this box was put. on
the steamer, together with his bag
gage. The box finally reached Wash
ington, and w then opened for the
first time, t . ,X-itness desiring to sea
If the papers were complete. Jiff
turned over the box to the depart
ment about February 6.
He estimated that this box con
tained all his papers except the doco "
ment be had turned over to the court,
namely a copy of the No. .7 dispatch.
The admiral then, by permission?
reverted to his narrative of . Friday,
and spoke of the hits on the Span
ish squadron. The Brooklyn, he tes
tified, was .the only ship carrying five
inch guns. A record of the hits re-"
ceived by the enemy showed that 3i.-' '
per cent, of the
scored b V
American fleet cat
on the Brooklyn, j .
ceived 30 of the.--, '
Spanish fleet, or at :
With this statement, "' cicn,eJr
concluded his cLirect ; testimony, - and
the judge advocate then began th
cross-examinatiotv 5
OTHEKWISE UNNOTICED.
The treasury dc nartmcni ,will kcvp
a close watch ou tl.e Canadian border
o kf-xp out undesirable immigrants
'.v'io -o-k that wiy of getthig in. v "-s
The St. .Louis World's' Fair Fra
ternal building will be an impoing '
structure.
A congress of soldiers of all nations
is suggested for the St. Louis WorWlt
fair.
A. L. Lawton, a prominent politici . .
hof Colorado Spring, CoL, died in' Mil
waukee. ... . . ; '
A daughter has been orn to the
duchess of Maihester, formerly Miss-
Helena Zimmerman of Cincibati.,
A one hundred million "dollar , organ
ization is talked-of to combine Beau- .
mont oil producers and handle their
product. v " . ' '
The department of acul.tuiSLwillr
hunt all over 'he United States "fcr---'-'
soil upon which filler tobacco may be .
cultivated to equal in quality that :
raised in Cuba. . v ' .. . " .
Jas. Johnson, the negro known as -"Chappy"
Johnson, has confessed the'
murder of Joel Combs, white, in -In-
dianapolis, Ind., Saturday night.
Because he was denied the sight of
his two little children, Charles Ken
nedy, a laborer, murdered his wife
and killed himself In Chicago. .
While whistling a merry tune, Will
iam F. Humble, of St.. Louis, fell fron ".
his chair against the cook-stove, dfad,"
Sunday morning. - " 7 .
The resignation of Third Assistant
Secretary of State Cridler is said to
have been forced by strained Telationi
between him and Secretary Hay.
The treasury bureau of statistics
has compiled data bearing on $Le
wonderful. resources.-n;:l-d.CTeUp tn.t
of the vast territory included in-fho'
Louisiana purchase. ;
Navel Cadet Loveman Noa has been
killed at Nipa Nipa, P, I., by insur
gent bolomen. "
Texas cattle raisers are adopting
the plan in cattle sales of weighirg
the stock before delivery. It is said
the practice may become general.
- A burial corps has found the bodies
of the officers of Comoany-C, Fourth
infantry, who were killed in the re
cent massacre nt Balangiga, Samar is
land. Monroe Manion, aged ,49 years, r
farmer who lived five miles - south
cast of Benton, 111., was -found dead
on the public nighway, three miles
cast of Benton with his neck broken
and his papers and money gone.
Capt. A. M. Carpenter, aged 70
years, was found dead in his cabin
boat at the levee in Quincy, HL .Ap
pearances indicated that he had been
dead for at least a week and that hi
committed suicide. " -
The members of the naval board .on
construction will recommend to con
gress the immediate construction of J
not less than ft r armor clads in addi
tion to a yumber of auxiliary vessels.
Funds are now in ordtr for the Mc
Kinley memorial trch, which is to be '
erected - at Washington. Any bank,
newspaper, telegraph, telephone or
express company fs authorized to ac-.---Cept
CPjntrntjnJ"' ' ,
DECIDED TO CLOSE UP.
The National Bank of Commerce ot
Omaha, ebn Will Go Ont
of Baiiaeii.
Omaha. Neb., Oct. 28. The National
Bank of Commerce has decided to
close np its affairs and has turned
over $220,000 in cash to the Omaha
National bank to pay its depositors.
President J. H. Evans of the Bank
of Commerce gave out the following
statement: "The bank is perfectly
solvent and the only reason there is
for closing is that the bank has a cap
ital of $200,000, of which $150,000 is in
real estate. This does not leave a suf
ficient margiajvith which to compete
with the larger banks of the city."
The bank was established ae a pri
vate banking institution in 1885. The
bank has successfully weathered two
financial 6torms. Its cashier is W. S.
Raynor and George E. Barker is vice
president. SHOT AND KILLED NEIGHBOR.
Ben Klmber, n Montana Ranrhmaa,
Kills Joseph Tenaarer, a Neigh
bor and Surrender.
Townsend, Mont., Oct. 28. Ben
Kimber, a rancher residing near here,
surrendered himself to Sheriff Pool,
Sunday night, saying he had shot and
killed a neighbor named Joseph Ten
ager. The men had been in a dispute
over the right to- a fence road. A
quarrel ensued, resulting in Kimber
shooting Tenager. Both men are well
known.
More Money for the Cramps. "
Constantinople, Oct. 27. A further
installment was paid, yesterday.on ac
count of the contract with the
Cramps, of Philadelphia, for a cruis
er, making the total paid in the
neighborhood ct ' 70,000,
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