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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 15.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1901.
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President Koosevelt has purchased,
in London, the original drawing oi
Uernard Partridge's recent Punch car
toon, representing him aa a rough
rider.
As a result o a difference with the
budget committee of the Spanish
chamber of deputies, Senor Urzaiz,
minister of finance, resigned his port
folio on the 7th. A cabinet crisis is
threatened.
According to statistics of the Inter
national society of London the sugar,
production of Europe for 1001 is es
timated at 5,92S,2G4 tons, which is an
increase of 212,41 tons upon last
year's output.
Admiral Schley has accepted the
invitation of the Knights Templars
and Retail Merchants' association to
visit Nashville, Tenn., and will prob
ably do so in January. The admiral
will be accompanied by Mrs. Schley.
Gen. Greely received a cablegram
from Manila, on the 8th, announcing
that the islands of Masbat and Pan ay
had been connected by cable. ' It is
said that t,his cable will materially
assist the army operations now in
progress.
The Commercial Pacific Cable Co.,
recently incorporated to operate a
-able line between this country and
the Philippine islands, on the 8th, filed
with, the secretary of state at Albany,
N. Y., a certificate of increase of cap
ital from $100,000 to $3,000,000.
The Japanese government has de
cided to institute economies, and to
effect other measures in order to off
set the failure to sell bonds in the
United States. The issue of exchequer
bonds of the value of 1,000,000 yen
has been only a partial success.
The St. Petersburg Rossiya, discuss
ing the Itusso-Chinese negotiations,
says it thinks Germany desires to tie
Russia's hands in Manchuria, so as to
block a liusso-Japanese understand
ing, which would insure peace and
make Russia and Japan dominant in
the far east.
' The statistics of growth of the rural
:free delivery service show that on De
cember 2 next there will be 6,000 car
Tiers throughout the country, travel
ing a total mileage approximating
147,220 miles daily, or 241, miles each
on an average. There have been 12,000
applications for routes.
Great activity is reported in naval
circles at Toulon, where the French
government is preparing for eventu
alities which may grow out of the
seizure of the Turkish island of Mity
lene, in the Ageon sea, and appropri
ation of the customs receipts in li
quidation of oft-promised indemnities
to French citizens.
The election in Greater New York,
on the 5th, resulted in the choice of
Seth Low, candidate of the fusion
ists, over Shepherd, Tammany candi
date, by a plurality estimated at be
tween 30,000 and 40,000. The entire
fusion ticket was elected. The re
publicans also carried the day
throughout the state.
The honor of being governor of Ok
lahoma fell, for one day, on the 5th,
to Miss Gertrude Fazel, stenographer
in the office of Gov. Jenkins. The gov
ernor was absent in Indian territory,
and his private secretary was called
to Lawton on territorial business,
thus leaving Miss Fazel the sole in
cumbent of the high office.
Not including the comparatively
few fur seal skins which were brought
directly to Sau Francisoo, the total
catch in the north this season was
24,127. The Pering sea catch was 10,
314, the Copper Island catch 3,823, the
coast catch 8.9S5, and the approximate
Indian catch 1,000 skins, The world's
catch for this season is approximately
54,000 skins.
Maj.-Gen. Henry C. Corbin, adjutant
general of the army, and Miss Edyth
K. Agnes Patten were married in
"Washington, on the 6th, in the pres
ence of a notable assemblage which
included the president and Mrs.Roose
velt, Miss Alice Roosevelt, officers of
the army and navy, and representa
tives of official, diplomatic and resi
dent society.
The climax of the Schley court
of inquiry came, on the 6th, when Mr.
Ilayner, the chief counsel for Admiral
Schley, concluded a brilliant argu
ment of over three hours with a
peroration so eloquent and impas
sioned that all within the sound of
his voice were profoundly touched.
Women fainted with emotion, and the
whole audience was moved to tears.
The Vienna Neue Freie Presse, on
the 8th, published the contents of a
circular note addressed by the Otto
man foreign minister, Tewfix Pasha,
to the representatives of Turkey
abroad, announcing that the porta
had satisfied all the French demands,
and expressing a hope that France
would appreciate and resume the re
lations so unfortunately interrupted.
T. M. Buffington, principal chief of
the Cherokee nation, delivering his
annual address to the national coun
cil of the tribe at Tahlequah, I. TM
on the 7th, recommended per capita
payments to the people on ocount of
the failure of crops this year, and
that a commission to negotiate a
treaty be appointed. Two thousand
people were present, including the
Dawes commission, and other Unted
States officials.
President W. R. Lockett of the
Knoxville chamber of commerce
called on Admiral Schley in Washing
ton, on the 5th, and prevailed upon
him to accept the invitation to visit
Knokville. Admiral Dewey and Tlob
toQ personally urged him to accept.
1901 NOVEMBER. 1901 $
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CURRENT TOPICS.
THE NEWS IS BRTTTF.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The Lyceum theater at Atlanta, Ga.,
a vaudeville house, was destroyed by
fire on the 6th. A performance was
being given when the fire broke out,
but the audience was dismissed in
time to prevent a panic.
President Zelaya, on the 6th, re
called by cable Senor Alexandro Ber
mudez, who was Nicaragua's commis
sioner at the Buffalo exposition, and
is secretary of the Nicaraguan lega
tion at Washington.
The five-year-old son of Elijah Bar
ber, of Iola, Kas, died, on the 7th,
from the effects of drinking a half
pint of whisky obtained by the father
at a local "joint" or illicit saloon.
The boy drained the flask while his
parents were away, and when found
was in a stupor, from which the phy
sicians could not rouse him.
Cicely, a short horn cow, recently
of the Queen Victoria herd in England,
was sold in Chicago, on the 7th, for
$3,000 to J. J. Robbins & Sons, of
Horace, Ind. The animal cost Queen
Victoria $4,000 a few years ago.
A seven-year-old child in Liverpool,
suffering from the bubonic plague,
who was isolated a fortnight before,
died, on the 7th, of exhaustion. The
other patients under treatment in Liv
erpool are out of danger.
Grant Householder, a hackman, was
arrested at Buffalo, N. Y., on theTth.
charged with smuggling Chinamen
from Canada. Householder had four
Chinamen in his hack when arrested.
The newspapers of St. Petersburg
generally welcome the French naval
demonstration in Turkish waters, as
a setback to what the Rossiya terms
"German pretensions in Turkey."
Reports from all portions of Okla
homa and Indian territory and por
tions of Texas state that recent frot
have killed the top coton.
The proposed extradition treaty be
tween the United States and Servia
has been submitted to the Skupshtina.
the Servian congress.
After a desperate fight, on the 7th,
between a gang of convicts and
guards, on the site of the new federal
prison at Leavenworth, Kas., during
which one of the comicts was killed
and some of the guards wounded, 2i
of the convicts succeeded in making
their escape.
There is every prospect of a bread
war in New York city. Rival corpora
tions, backed by millions of dollar
in capital, are planning to absorb
the business of.' hundreds of small
bakeries, and serve the public with
bread produced amid hygienic sur
roundings. Arguments in the Schley court oi
inquiry were concluded, on the 7th,
Judge Advocate Lemly making the
closing speech. The sessions covered
40 days and the record will cover 2.00C
printed pages, which the court will
now proceed to digest.
A party of 125 Modern Woodmen,
with 60 teams went, on the 7th to the
farm of ""Ben Busha, 'six miles south
of Areola, 111., a brother who has
been sick for some time, and husked
65 acres of corn for him and hauled
it in.
Charles Thompson, supreme finance
keeper of the supreme tent Knights
of Maccabees, by his own confession,
is an embezzler of the funds of the
order to the extent of $57,000. The
order is protected from loss by a bond
of $200,000.
First Lieutenant Robert T. Craw
ford, of the First infantry, a sergeant
and five men, while attempting to
cross the Hab3'on river in Saraar is
land, P. I., recently, were drowned.
Mrs. Belle Everest, of Atchison, Kas.,
has been nominated by Senator John
M Thurston, of Nebraska, of the na
tional World's fair commission, as a
member of the board of lady man
agers for the Louisiana Purchase cen
tennial exposition.
Amos Clark celebrated his ninety
fifth birthdaj- anniversary at Cen
tralia, 111., on the 7th. A feature ol
the dinner was a watermelon he al
ways has preserved. Mr. Clark's most
severe ailment in years was caused
by falling 15 feet from an apple tree
while climbing to trim it.
Miss Kate Greeaway, the well
known artist, whose dainty work has
been appreciated both in America
and Furope, died, in London, on th
morning of the 8th. She was a mem
ber of the Royal Institute of Painters
in Water Colors.
The statement of the treasury bal
ances in the general fund, exclusive
of the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the
division of redemption, issued on the
8th, showed: Available cash balances,
$175,271,107; gold, $111,417,870.
Judge Cheltain, of Chicago, on the
8th, refused to grant a temporary or
der against the International Associa
tion of Machinists, as prayed for by
Robert Tarrant, a machinery manu
facturer. The court said that Mr.
Tarrant would have to show that thj
pickets were using force against non
union men before he could enjoin the
strikers.
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
Regulating Shipment of Cattle.
Commissioner of Agriculture Paine
has received from the department at
Washington the modified restrictions
regulating cattle transportation dur
ing the open season, which has been
fixed at from November 15 to January
31. Cattle may be shipped, subject
to local regulations, into the States ot
Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee,
Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma,
New Mexico and Arizona. Transporta
tion from infected districts to any
State named is prohibited in the ab
sence of local regulation and permis
sion. Cattle from quarantined dis
tricts may be shipped to all other
States without restriction. Thl3 cir
cular is being sent out with the local
regulations:
"Persons desiring to ship cattle to
points above the national quarantine
line in Tennessee will be required to
show certificates of inspection by the
respective county boards of health.
Railroads and steamboats are not per
mitted to receive cattle that have not
been inspected, unless they are marked
Soutnern or 'Nicky.
"No cattle will be permitted to be
shipped into Tennessee from the terri
tory of any State below the national
quarantine line, except for immediate
slaughter, and under no circumstances
will cattie be permitted to be driven
into Tennessee from said territory."
Bob Catlett Snrrrendera.
Bob Catlett has given himself up to
the sheriff of Sevier county, to answer
the charge of being an accomplice in
the murder of Laura Whaley in 1897.
Pies Wynn and Catlett Tipton were
hanged in July, 1899, as the principals
in the murder of Laura Whaley and
her husband, William Whaley, and it
was charged that Bob Catlett had paid
"Vvynn and Tipton a sum of money to
get Whaley and wife out of the way.
Catlett was tried and acquitted on the
charge of being an accomplice in the
murder of William Whaley, but was
later indicted on the charge of being
an accomplice in the murder of Laura
Whaley. He ia one of the wealthiest
men in Sevier county and on this ac
count extraordinary interest is at
tached to his surrender. He is now
under $10,000 bonds. He states he has
been in South Carolina.
Monument Cnvelled.
The handsome monument erected b
tne people of Murfreesboro in that
town in commemoration of the Con
federate dead was unveiled last week.
The massive base of the monument s
of stone, quarried on the famous Stone
river 7 battlefield, surmounted by .1
bronze statue of an infantryman: the
cast being the same as that of the
Tennessee troops at Chickamauga. The
city was profusely decorated in flags
and bunting and during the dedica
tory exercises business was almost
entirely suspended.
A company of Confederate Infantry
and a troop of cavalry were present in
uniform, carrying full equipment.
Christian Temperance Cnion.
The State Women's Christian Tem
perance Union convention met at Win
chester last week in annual session,
with a fair attendance. All the rep
resentatives present reported their
unions to be doing a great work
some under very favorable circum
stances, others under very many diffi
culties. All said the prospect, for thj
future, judging from the past, is very
bright for the various unions. The
report of the State superintendent
concerning work done in the county
poorhouses was well received, as the
work was done under great difficulties.
Will Appeal to the Court.
McMInnville having surrendered its
charter and incorporated under ' the
anti-liquor law passed by the last
Legislature, the board of mayor and
aldermen passed a resolution to refund
to the saloon men the' unexpired por
tion of their license money, provided
they would close. Two of the saloons
closed up and surrendered their li
censes, but the remaining two hav9
refused to close and have retained
counsel to fight the matter to the bit
ter end.
President Porter.
Ex-Gov. James D. Porter of Tennes
see has been appointed by the Pea
body board of trustees temporarily
president of the Peabody Normal Col
lege, to serve until next October. The
appointment will prove very popular
throughout Tennessee, and will, it is
said, greatly advance the Interests of
the college.
Dead at 98.
Washington Barrows died at the
.Davidson county poorhouse last week
aged 98 years. For many years he
drove the stage between Louisville
and Nashville before the days of rail
roads. He is supposed to have been
the last survivor of those who drove
stages to Nashville in the early days.
Taxable Values of Shelby County.
lhe total real and personalty prop
erty valuations in Shelby county for
tne year 1901 amount to $43,546,926,
Of this aggregate the personalty is
$.0,619,985 and the realty $37,926,941.
The aggregate taxes, therefore, to be
paid are oi3,tub.yy.
John XV. Ramsey Dead.
John W. Ramsey, aged 61 years,
died at Trenton last week. He was
an ex-Confederate soldier, and served
his county as trustee three terms,
from 1880 o 1886. His wife, one son
and six daughters survive him.
111 II.
The President Urged to Ask Con
gress to Create a New
Cabinet Office.
TREATY OF 1817 WITH GREAT BRITAIN.
President Hasn't Yet Found a Car
riage Team to Salt Illm Official
Correspondence Incident to tlie
OpenlnK of the Trans-Siberian
llailroad In Russia.
Washington, Nov. 11. Elliott Dur-
and, Laverne WV Noyes and several
other Chicagoans, representing the
National Business league, presented
to the president a memorial urging
him to recommend, in his message to
congress, the establishment of a de
partment of commerce and industries
and also the reorganization of the
consular service on a civil-service
basis.
The Treaty of 1817.
Representative Boutell, of niinois,
arranged for a future conference with
the president on the subject of the
abrogation of the treaty of 1817 with
Great Britain, by which the building
of war vessels on the great lakes is in
hibited. Mr. Boutell is much inter
ested in this subject. He says there
are a dozen or more ship yards on
the great lakes and that the anti
quated treaty of 1817 prevents them
from sharing the work of building
Entailer vessels of the navy with the
Beaboard ship yards.
Hard to Salt With a. Team.
President Roosevelt has not been
able yet to find a team of horses to
his liking. He has examined .at least
a dozen pairs, but all of them have
had some defect. The hostler of the
White House stables returned, Sun-
elaj from a trip to Baltimore, where
he visited the horse market, but re
ported that he had found no suitable
horses with long tails. The president
Is opposed to the practice of docking
the tails of horses and will not con
sider the purchase of bang-tailed ani
mals, no matter what other qualifica
tions they may have.
TUAS-SinEHIA RAILROAD.
Official Correspondence On the
Openlna- of the Road.
Washington, Nov. 11. The complete
correspondence between M. DeWitte.
the Russian minister of finance, and
his imperial majesty, the czar, on the
occasion of the opening of the trans
Siberian railroad, has been received
by cable from M. Be Witt e by M. De
Routkowski, financial agent of the
Kussiiin government at this capital.
M. DeWitte's cablegram follows:
"On the occasion of the opening of
temporarv traffic on the Chinese East
ern railroad T have sent to his majes
ty, the emperor, the following tele
gram:
" 'On the 19th of May, 1S91, your im
nerial maiestv personally laid the
first link of the Trans-Siberial rail
road. To-day, on the anniversary of
the accession of j'our majesty to the
throne, the track of the Chinese East
ern railroad has been completed
With heart full of joy, I dare present
to jour majesty my faithful and loyal
congratulations on the occasion of
that historic event. By laying the
rails for a distance of more than :?,
400 versts, (1,800 miles) from the
Trans-Baikal to Vladisvotok and Port
Arthur, the construction of our rail
roads in Manchuria, in the rough
way, of course, has been completed.
Scarcely four years have elapsed since
the beginning of the work on this
section, and notwithstanding the ex
traordinary difficulties which have
been encountered and the destruction
of the greater part of the railroad
last year, the temporary traffic can be
opened now on all the lines. I hope
that two years from now all the
works that remain for the definite
completion of the Trans-Siberian rail
road will be finished and a permanent
anr regular traffic opened.'
"HLs majesty has deigned to honor
me with the following answer:
" 'I thank you seriously for your
joyful communication. I congratu
late you on the completion, within so
short a time and amid extraordinary
difficulties, of a railroad which con
stitutes one of the greatest undertak
ings of the entire world!
Signed
'NICHOLAS. M
Sl PnEMK COURT DECISION.
Cane Sent Rack to Missouri
Farther Proceedings.
for
Washington, Nov. 11. A decision
was rendered by the United States su
preme court in the case of the Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co.,
versus the board of railroad and ware
hause commissioners of the state oi
Missouri. The case came to the su
preme court on writ of error from
the supreme court of the state of
Missouri, and the decision of the low
er court was reversed. The opinion
was handed down by Justice Brewer,
The principal point at issue was on
the question of the removal of the
case to the federal courts. The case
involves the legality of the- charge
made by the railroad company foi
the passage of freight and passenger!
over its bridge across the Missouri
river at Boonville, Mo. The state law
fixes the rate for carrying passengers
in Missouri at three cents per mile,
and it seems that the railroad com
pany attached an extra charge of 2:
cents for their transportation across
the bridge, and that an extra chargt
was also made ferr freight crossing
the bridge. ' The practice was attack
ed by the railroad commissioners and
suit brought in the state courts to en-
loin the railroad company. In the
supreme court of the state the law
was sustained.
Application was made to remove the
case to the federal courts on the
ground that the railroad company is
a citizen of Kansas.
The motion to this effect was over
ruled by the state supreme court, and
it is this opinion that is now reversed.
The case, therefore, goes back for
further proceedings.
OTHERWISE UNNOTICED.
Marshall D. Lyle, a World's fair of
ficial, - died of heart failure at St.
Louis.
Italian agents are buying American
trotters for the turf in Italy.
It is estimated that 50,000 person-
visited the fcite of the World's fair in
Forest park, St. Louis, Sunday.
The first monument to William Mc-
Kinley was unveiled at Tower, Minn.,
Sunday. ,
Peter Gilsey, founder of the Gilsey
house, and member of an old New
York family, is dead.
Claude Duval, former private secre
tary to the general manager of the
Chicago & Alton railway, committed
suicide in Chicago.
Nearly a million pounds of Texas
wool has been bought by a Boston
syndicate for ten cents a pound.
Preston Holcomb, ofBowling Green,
Mo., was seriously and perhaps fatal
ly injured while hunting in Illinois.
August W. Daues, the well-known
St. Louis contractor, who had been
missing six weeks, has returned as
mysteriously as he disappeared.
William Ogden, of Illinois, has
bought 180,000 acres in southern Kan
sas. He will establish the largest
wheat ranch in the world.
Municipal elections in Barcelona,
Spain, were attended by bloodshed
and much excitement. One person
was killed and 40 others wounded.
Rev. Father J. H. M. Timphaus, the
pioneer priest of Kansas, Colorado
and other western states, is dying at
his home in Wathena, Kas.
By an accident on board a British
battleship, in Greek waters, one of
ficer and six artillerymen were killed
outright and a captain and 13 sailors
se riou sly . in ju red .
Russian newspapers are actively
discussing American as a new world
power. One journal saj-s the repub
lic terrifies the imagination of the
Europeans.
An Illinois boy, aged 20 years, mar
ried his former stepmother. Not be
ing of age, it was necessary for the
young man's father, the divoced hus
band of the bride-to-be, to give his
consent.
Maj.-Gen. Ian Hamilton has sailed
for South Africa with a plan, pre
pared in London, for a more vigorous
campaign, which, it is hoped, will
bring the Boer war to an end.
"Boots" Durnell, an American jock
ey, has been disqualified for life by
French racing officials on a charge of
deliberating remaining at the post at
St. Cloud,, October 28.
President Roosevelt's action in re
moving from office Collector of Cus
toms Moses Dillon, at El Paso, Tex.,
is taken as an indication of his de
termination to enforce the civil serv
ice rules.
The fruit crop in Denmark is nearly
a failure this season. Apples are es
pecially scarce, and in consequence
dear, selling at wholesale as high as
13 cents a pound.
The trial, at Washington, of Mrs.
Ida Bonine, indicted for the murder
of James S. Ayres, Jr., will begin No
vember 19. Many think the govern
ment has not enough evidence against
her to put her on the defensive.
PRISON-OFFICIALS- MEET.
Annual Meeting: of the National
Wardens' Association at
Kansas City, SIo.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 11. Many of
the most noted wardens and prison
officials in the world assembled in tho
parlors of the Grand Avenue Meth
odist church, Monday morning, to at
tend the annual meeting of the Na
tional Wardens association, the first
business session of the congress of
the National Prison association.
The president's annual address was
delivered by Otis Fuller, superintend
ent of the state reformatory of Mich
igan. J. T. Gilmour, warden of the
central prison at Toronto, Canada, ad
dressed the association, his subject
being "Prison Discipline."
'.'The construction and equipment
of reformatory institutions," was dis
cussed by James E. Heg, general su
perintendent of the state reforma
tory of New Jersey.
Capt. Samuel C. Lemly, of the Unit
ed States navy, delivered an address
before the Old Men's association at
the public library in the afternoon.
SCHLEY COURT OF INQUIRY.
The Court Deglm Its Executive Ses
sions In the McLean Build
in gr, Washington.
Washington.Nov. 11. At ten o'clock
Monday morning, Admiral George
Dewey- and Hear-Admirals Benham
and Ramsay, composing the Schley
court of inquiry, met at their quar
ters in the McLean building behind
closed doors, and began the discus
sion and consideration of evidence
brought forward in the investigation
concluded last week.
The sittings of the court are to be
strictly secret. Their present plan is
to hold daily sessions from ten to
half-pest twelve o'clock, adjourning
at the latter hour for the day, though
this arrangement may be changed ua
the work of the body progresses. '
Ilaa Left Mitylene.
London, Nov. 11. A special dis
patch from Paris says Admiral Cail
lard's squadron left the island oi
Mitylene Monday morning. I
Bi.
The Final Argument Made by
Capt. Lemly Before the Schley
Court of Inquiry.
THE COURT'S HARDEST TASK BEFORE IT.
The Closing; of Mr. RaynerB Speech,
on Wednesday, In Behalf of His
Client, Rear-Admiral Schley On
of the Most Dramatic Incidents ol
the Case.
Washington, Nov. 8. Judge Advo
cate Samuel C Lemly made the con
cluding argument in the Schley court
of inquiry. There was no forenoon
session of the court and the judge
advpeate did not have an opportunity
to begin his address until two o'clock.
He read from manuscript, but spoke
In clear and distinct tones.
Capt. Lemly n opening, said: "With
the conclusion of the very brief ad
dress with which I shall close the ar
gument in this inquiry, my principal
connection with it ceases, and the
matter is left in your capable hands.
I may add that, while my duties here
have been arduous and necessarily
somewhat painful, I am proud to have
been associated with this distin
guished court, which is to pass upon
the most important questions ever
considered by a naval court a ques
tion, as I defined it in the early
course of the proceedings, between
the applicant and the morale of the
service. In entering upon my duties
as judge advocate of the court, I had
in mind advice given me by the secre
tary of the navy soon after my ap
pointment, as follows: 'Admiral
Schley asks for a court of inquiry. A
perfectly impartial court is constitut
ed. The judge advocate and - any
counsel assisting him are not (and
their duty in this respect is plain) in
court to prosecute anybody or to find
anybody guilty, but to bring out the
facts and aid the court in declaring
the truth.
UK CAPTURED THE ACDIEXCE.
Sir. Rayner, Aunulrnl Schley's Chief
Counsel Refore Conrt of ra!Jrr
Washington, Nov. 8. Mr. Rayner,
chief counsel, presented the closing
argument for Admiral Schley, before
the court of inquiry, Wednesday. It
was a masterly effort.occupying three
hours; and his peroration moved
nearly all present to tears and called
forth a burst of applause that fairly
made the rafters ring. Following are
his closing words:
"I now have briefly presented this case
as It appears to me In Its general out
line. Such a trial as this has never, to
my knowledge, taken place in the history
of the world. It seems to my mind that
this case had hardly opened with the tes
timony of Capt. Hlgprinson before it com
menced to totter, and from day to day its
visionary fabric dissolved from view.
When Capt. Cook, their last witness, was
put upon the stand, the entire structure
collapsed, and now, when the witnesses
from our own ships and the gallant cap
tain and crew of the Oregon and Admiral
Schley have narrated their unvarnished
tale, the whole tenement, with all of its
compartments, from its foundation to its
turret, has disintegrated and lies here like
a mass of blackened ruins.
"It has taken three years to reveal th
truth. There is not a single word that
has fallen from the tongue of a single
witness, friend or foe. that casts the
shadow of a reflection upon the honored
name of the hero of Santiago. He ha3
never claimed the glory of that day. No
word to this effect has ever gone forth
from him to the American people. Th-s
valiant Cook, the heroic Clarke, the la
mented Philip, the intrepid and undaunt
ed Wainwright, and all the other cap
tains, and every man at every gun and
every soul on board of every fhip wra
equal participants with Admiral Schley
In the honor wrought upon that im
mortal day.
"We can not strike down his figure.
Ther he stands upon the bridge of the
Brooklyn, his ship almost alone receiving
the entire fire of the Spanish foe until the
Oregon, as if upon the wings of lightning,
speeds into the thickness of this mortal
carnage. 'God bless the Oregon' was the
cheer that rang from deck to deck, and
on thev went, twin brothers in the chase
until the lee gun was fired from the Cris
tobal Colon and the despotic colors of
Spain were swept from the face of her
ancient possessions.
" 'Well done: congratulate you on the
victory." was the streamer that was bent
from the halyard of the Brooklyn, and
from that day to this no man has ever
heard from Admiral Schley the slightest
whisper or intimation that he usurped
the glorv of that imperishable hour. The
thunders of the Brooklyn as she trembled
on the waves have been discordant music
to the ears of envious foes, but they have
pierced with a ringing melody the ears
of his countrymen and struck a respon
sive chord at the fireside of every Ameri
can home. "
"And what Is more than all which has
been revealed in this case, as matchless
as is his courage and as unsullied as Is
his honor, is his beautiful character and
the generous spirit that animates his soul
and the forgiving heart that beats within
his bosom. Yes, we can not strike Mm
down. Erect he stands as the McGregor
when his step was on his native heather
and his re was on the peak of Ben Lo
mond. His country does not want to
strike him down nor cast a blur on the
pure escutcheon of his honored name.
"Vnr thr lone vears he has suffered.
and now. thank God. the hour of his vin
dication has come, nv ith composure, wim
maiiniatinn xi-'th Hiinrpme and unfalter
ing fortitude, he awaits the judgment of
this illustrious tribunal, and when that
deliverance comes he can. from the high
nH Ynited nosition that he occupies.
look down upon his traducers.and malign
ers and with exultant pride exclaim:
"T ot- nn fnr lh VPnomOUS gOSSlD Of
clubs and drawing-rooms and cliques and
cabals, and the poisoned shafts of envy
and of malice. I await, under the guid
ance of Divine Providence, the verdict OI
posterity.' "
Woman Burned to Death.
Chicago, Nov. 8. Mrs. Julius Yan
kee was burned to death and her hus
band seriously injured in a fire which
badly damaged their heme here yes
terday.
Yankee, who lived on the top floor
of the building with his wife, wis
boilAig tar in a pot on his stove. The
tar ran over and down upon the floor,
igniting the woodwork and setting
lire to Yankee's clothing. In her ef
forts to aid her husband Mrs. Yankee
was enveloped in flames, and whes
louna Dy neignuors was ucyuuu oiu
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THE CHINESE INDEMNITY.
rhe United States lias Not, sa Yet,
Kamed Its Representative on tho
Indemnity Committee.
Washington, Nor. 11. Tho United
Etates so far has not named its repre
sentative on the committee oi oank
eis at Shanghai who were to act as
the collectors and distributors of the .
international indemnity fund of 450,
000,000 taels with interest. Th de
lay in the case of this government is
caused by the absence of any Ameri
can bank in China. Unless American
financiers can become interested in
this subject to the exent of opening? -a
bank in the
Slates vvHl probabl Thft Brook re.
name a British fiscal from the
to trade , 1. said U be
a selection, in view o. . ,
at least three other of fim.irnatlon3.
party to the 'protocol, are likely to
make the same choice, thereby plac
ing an enormous and unusual power
of regulating the rates of exchange in
the hands of one foreign concern.
NOTHING TO COMPLAIN OF.
The Pall Mall Oaaette Comments
Senator todge'i Speech, at
Boston, Saturday.
London, Nov. 11. The Tall Mall Ga-
zetter, referring to the speech made
by Senator Lodge, at Boston, on Sat
urday last, says: "If, as believec:,
Mr. Lodge's speech reveals the mind
of President Roosevelt, this country
will have nothing to complain of. The
isthmian business will be settled next
year in a manner honorable and sat
isfactory to both countries, which
means, we presume, that America will
get her own way in the matter. Th
Monroe doctrine is to be sternly up
held by a great navy, if need be. This
is in the interests of peace. As the
Monroe doctrine does not affect that
part of the American continent which
belongs to the British empire, the an
nouncement will cause no friction.
NEW JAPANESE ENTERPRISE.
The Japanese Xavy Department Pre
paring to Establish a Steel Plate
Factory at Knre.
Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 11. Oriental
advices received by the steamer Vic
toria state that the Japanese naval
department is preparing to establish
a steel plate factory at Kure, at a
cost of 6,000,000 yen. The plant will
be in working order in three years.
Baron Masahide, of Tokio, has ob
tained from Director Sheng, of the
Chinese railway, a concession for the.
erection of impoi".nt telephone lines,
which will connect the largest cities
throughout China. The preliminary
arrangements now made contemplate
that China shall furnish the funds
and the Japanese the experts and ma
terial. THE MEETINGS ARE SECRET.
Seventy-Five Independent Cracker-Baking-
Firm Represented at a
Meeting In Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Nov. 11. Representatives
of about seventy-five independent
cracker baking firms in all parts of
the United States met here. The
meetings are secret. The invitation
was issued by the Union Biscuit Co.,
of St. Louis. Mr. Ilartwell Grubbs, of
that company, called the meeting to
order. No authoritative statement of
the purposes of the meeting has been,
made by any of the representatives
present, except that it is not to make
war against the trust. Still extra
ordinary precautions were taken to
exclude members of the firms belong
ing to the National Biscuit Co.
FOUR CHINAMEN ARRESTED.
They Are Said to Have Come In
la
Violation of the Chinese Ex
clusion Law.
New York, Nov. 11. Four China
men were arrested inersey City on
complaint of a-Chinese inspector of
immigration, who alleges that they
were brought into the country in vio
lation of the Chinese exclusion act. It
is alleged that the prisoners wera
rowed across the Niagara river from
Canada by a man who was under con
tract to deliver them in New York for
$150 a head.
New Dynamite Gnn.
New York, Nov. 11. A new dyna
mite gun of destructive powers, ex
ceeding those of any weapon yet de
signed, has just been secretly submit
ted to a successful test by a special
board of officers of the bureau oford
nance of the United States army-at
Fisher's island, N. Y.
His Ciold Melted.
St. Louis, Nov. 11. During a fire ia
the residence of Edward Palmer, Sun
day night, $400 in gold that was hid
den away in a mattress was convert
ed into bullion. Palmer is congratu
lating himself that it was not paper
money. .
Biff Klre at Belleville, 111.
Belleville, 111., Nov. 11. The Anheuser-Busch
opera house at this
place was totally destroyed by fire
early Sunday morning. The origin ia
unknown, but it is supposed to have
caught in the dressing rooms. The
loss is estimated at $40,000.
Heavy Wheat Receipts.
Pendleton, Ore., Nov. 11. Over a
million bushels of wheat were mar
keted in this city daring Thursday
Friday and Saturday of last week.
Ma J. Adam Kramer Dead.
Iowa City, Ia., Nov. 11. Maj. Adam
Kramer, of the Sixth United States
cavalry, is dead, aged 64 years. He
had been in actual service in the Unit-
ed States cavalry for more than fort
years and was retired in 1S97-
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