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VOIi. Ii. NO. 29(5.
COCK ISIiAlO). Ilili.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBEK 2, 1901.
PEICE TWO CENTS.
FIRE AT ALTON
Illinois City Suffers From
gration. ST. LOUIS RENDERS AID
Standard Milling Company,
an Elevator and Ho
St. Loois, Oct. 2. Fire that broke
oat in the plant of the Standard Mill
Ing company at Alton, 111., at 10:30
destroyed that structure and 300,000
bushels of wheatand is spreading rap-
Idly to adjoining buildings driven by
The St. Louis fire department has
just sent two complete fire compan
ies on a special train to Alton. The
milling plant covers an entire block
with its elevator and mill
It is rtjoited that come of the em
ploye) failed to escape. The loss bo
far is estimated at $500,000.
Fire Under Control.
The tire was under control at 1
o'clock, lbe principal losers were
the Standard Mi ling companj, Hay
den's Machine chop. Farmers1 eleva
tor and the Model botel. Tee eati
mated loss in f 10O.C00.
SIR THOMAS WANTS
TO RACE EVERY DAY.
New York. J.t. 2 Sir Thomas
Lipton has asked the New York Yacht
ciiib to change the saihog schedule
for the America's cup eo that the rare
eha'l be held each day, except Sun
day, instead of on alternate dt .
at present. lie has alro noli tied the
club thai be deaind a remeasurement
of the Shamrock II as early tomorrow
morning a- possible, as it is his de
sire to tike out some of the si-it's
Washington. Oct. 2. The outlook
is favorable for a racing hreeze from
the northwest off Sndy Hook Thurs
day. The weathtr will ba overca t
followed by clearing. Tbe Girriot
forecast is oilisial.
MORE HARD FIGHTING.
Kltcheoer Hu A not bar ft .port of
tl.lcl.s la Booth A Trie.
London, Oct. 2. Kitchener today
reports two officers and 31 men killed in
an attack made on Col. Kekewich's
camp at Moed nil. The Boers under
Commandants DeLarey and Kemp had
14 officers and 114 men wouoded.
After two hours of night fighting the
Boers were driven cfT. Kckewich was
amonz the wounded.
i lie Will Incorporate Some Lines In
tho i'ralrle 8 La to.
Cleveland. .. Oct. 2. As a result
of the visit of Henry A. Kvorett to
Springfield. Ills.. last week there will
be Itif-orpvrated under the Illinois state
laws some time this week a company
to connect Chicago and St. Louis by
nn electrie line. This will be known
ns the Central Illinois Traction corn
pay, with an initial stock of $ l.OOO.ooo.
Later the capital will be increased to
Four Illinois capitalists and one
from Cleveland will sign the incorMv
ration paper. A large proportion of
the capital Invested will lie Cleveland
capital. .Mr. Kverett..of the Everott
Moore syndicate, has returned from
Springfield. "I have no idea of how
soon we will be aide to carry through
the plans to icrfect ion." he said, but
Chicago will be connected sooner or
Bremen la GreaUjr Exeltod.
South Bend. Ind.. Oct. 2. Bremen,
a little town in Marh.-iil county, twen-
tv-two miles south of here, is greatly " "
excited over lbe recent oil strike, and ! '
as a result speculators are flocking to!'"? '5'
that idace. The oil strike was ma
after several weeks or prospecting aim
nt a depth of ."2."j feet. The flow Is
good, and rcjMirts are that the well Is
n gusher. I
laor Hull le to Marry.
Pes .Moines, la.. Oct. 2. Tbe engage
ment of Major John A. Hull, of tlie,
Fnited States army, to Miss flreta
Chase, of Ies Moines, is announced. '
Major Hull Is the son of Representa
tive Hull, chairman of the military
committee of the house, and Miss
Chase i prominent In local society cir
cles, of th:s city.
Government Income and Ontgo.
Washington. Oct. 2. The monthly
statement of the government receipts
nud expenditures shown that for Sep-
temlMw. 1001, the receipts amounted to
!M4.4r4.422. and the expenditures $.12..
mn.T.-ys. leaving a surplus 'for the
month of 12. 123.080. j
League Bw Boll Cnmee.
ChlcaVoT"Oct. 2!Following are the
Iagne rbiis ball reconis for yester-
day: At Cincinnati Philadelphia 4.
Cincinnati O: (second game) Philadel
phia !, Cincinnati 2: at rittsburg
Boston O. Pittsburg 9.
Rational l'iaak Circulation.
Washington. OcC 2. The total cir
culation of national bank notes at the.
close of buMncts Sept. :'. IfW'l. was
.Vi."VS..s:..V4S. an iui-reae Tor the year
of :ui.41 1.121. and for the mouth of
IS QUEEN OF THE FAIR.
Will Pre Mo Orer tho Mrtm Festival
Km ogham bj EUatloo.
Effingham, 111., Oct. 2. .V contest
for the election of a young woman to
act as queen of the third annual street
fair of this city, in proirresa this week.
dosed at the operu bouse Saturday
night at 11 o'clock amid Intense excite
ment. The audience was mud up of
the leading citizens of the cltv. Tin
four candidate who were leading in
tue race were Misses Ruby Bissell
Blanche Karnes. Bcruice .lansen ami
.miss nisseu. me winner, who re
ceived '.UlTui votes, is a wlnsouu1
blonde of IS. the daughter of Presi
dent I II. Bisse'l. of the Illinois
College of Photography, she Is a grad
tiate of tbe hljrh school of this dtv. f
lelle iu society and 11 leader In church
work. She wiik crowned queen ?
lbe fair yesterday afternoon and tlie
coronation was counected with
elaborate ceremonies, the costumes
used leing the most expensive that
corld le obtained.
HE MAY BE INNOCENT.
loung- Una Who la In tho Hon forth
M ardor of III Father.
Topcka. Kan.. Oct. 2. The attor
neys for John Collins, the Kansas uni
versity student who is serving a life
sentence in lbe state penitentiary for
the murder of his father, have in their
possession what they assert is a dviu"
conresslon or a colored -onvict. Thom
as Hawkins, which declares that John
son. Jordan and Jesse Harper, two ue-
jnoes who figured o prominentlv in
tlie t oinns murder trial, are the uiur-
lcrers of James Collins.
The statement was made bv Edward
Hacker, who claims that Hawkins
pave it to him on bis deathbed. Haw
kins was sentem-ed to the penitentiary
in lxrci tor highway robbery, from
Douglas county. He died last Anril.
In prison. Hacker immediately sent
the confession to Miss Collins.
will of President McKinley has
idmitlrd to probate at ('union.
Ilerr Krupp. Ihc gunninker. has pur
chased a palatial residence In Berlin.
The P.uford h.-!s sailed from .Manila
for New York with two battalions of
lie Tw enty-sii-oud infantry.
Seventeen men were lost in a mine
x plosion near Nanalnio. H. C.
Hight hundred employes at the Pine
P.rook shaft. Seranton, Pa., struck
igainst working with meii without
The Haiiioli gunboat Moen. while at
guti practice, foundered. Her crew
A French luirty described as "scieu-
fic" has started for Abyssinia
All doubts as to whether tlie Chicago
t'reat Western Railway i-ompauy will
"Uild to Siottx City, la., have leen set
Ur. Rixey. Mrs. McKinley s Illiysi
an, lias left Canton for Washington.
The American Association of Horse
Showers-wa3 organized at LouisvilU'
Funeral services over the remains of
If. Ilaverly wei-e held In the opera
one at Salt Lake City.
The American Sugar Kenning com
pany has reduced ail grades of refined
Migar l points.
Work of Natural Cm Again.
Alexandria. I ml.. Oct. 2. Jack Ityan.
a boiler tender at the Kelly ax factory.
was terribly burned by an explosion of
natural can in tlie boiler room Sunday
noon. His bead and shonUJers are al
most cooked, and his rvcovery is in
doubt. He lives in West Church
si n et. where he was taken. The fac
tory was not damaged.
Fatally Hurt TVhile Hnnttnr.
Des Moines, la.. Ort. 2. David Bell,
an inspector for the Iowa Telephone
company, died as a result of an acci
dent which occurred while hunting
near Osknloosn Suuday. A bullet
struck his trousers pK-ket and carried
several coins through the thigh.
Meeting or Christian Kndearorrra.
Peru. I ml.. Oct. 2. At the opening
meeting of lite annual convention of
Christian Kndeavorers of the Kokomo
district, in Peru, next Thursday and
Friday. Rev. Harry Noyes.. of thin
city, will deliver tlie address of wel
come. Half tho rtaelneie Cantsr Burn..
Clarindn. Ia.. Oct. 2. Tlie north half
of the business portion of Braddyvllle
whs destroyed by fire yesterday. The
tire started iu Fine &' Marshall" bard-
ore. Lightning is supposed to
een the origin. v orley s res-
taurant. White's dry gmwls store, the
. -1 : 1 : r t 1 1 1.
oioiiice. i nn iv .MiiAiirii s naiiinaic
and implement store. Ilolton & Cray's
hardware and implement store. Mrs.
Iavison's millinery and dwelling. The
Times printing ottice and tlie bank
were burned. The estimated loss is
ti0.nrin: insurance, about ?25..
Old Man's Awful C rime.
Valparaso. Ind.. Oct. 2. Monoay
night, near Hobart. Frederick Hart-
irau. aged IJI. a prominent farmer, iti
n quarrel with his aged wife over
money matters struck her on the head
several times with a piece of Iron. In-
j flicting injuries which will prove fatal.
. . i. ........ ii . .
After the assault Hartmail went to
his room and shot himself through the
bead with a revolver, dying almost in-
stantly. The couple had been married
nearly a half-centnry and have a half-
,,, Federation or ibor.
(;.lkvmir? hjs, Uct. The annual
meeting of the State Federation of Ln-
lor will oien In Joliet K-t. 8 anl eon-
tlnue four days. Of the 90O unions
lui will be representetd through their
iraues assemine- ieiegaies. recre
tary Iloyer estimates that the total
meir.lersuip of tbe Illinois unions is
Costly Fir mtm Lam her Camp.
. Mora. Minn., Oct. 2. The round
house and two locomotives owned by
Oncal Bros., of Stillwater, loggers,
burned at their Knife lake camp.
Ketimated lees, 175,000.
- READY TO COME EAST
British Prince and Princess Reach
. the Western Limit of
Their Tour. '
WELCOMED AT VICTORIA, B. 0,
Distinguished Visitors Arrive by
Water and Are Enthusias
Victoria. It. C. Oct. 2. The Duke
and Duchess of Cornwall and York
arrived at Victoria at 11 a. ui. yester
day ami a royal salute from the ships
of the North Pacific squadron was tlie
first feature of a long programme of
welcome. The royal party made the
trip from Vancouver to Victoria on the
Meainer Empress of India, which was
convoyed by the ships of the North
Pacific squadron. The warships were
dressed in bunting, and the flotilla was
an Imposing one as it steamed through
the gulf of Georgia ami into the straits
or Mica. Tlie day was briirht and
warm, aud the duke and duchess spent
most of the time on deck. A great
crowd gathered in ICoyal Road and on
the heights of lteacou Hill as the fleet
steamed itno tlie outer harbor aud the
Km press of India docked at the outer
I'rocramrao of Formal Greeting.
The royal parly, the Countess of
Minto and Premier Ijiurier were for
mally greeted ,y Lieutenant tJovernor
Sir Henry Joly. and driven through
MR. AND MRS.
Former Residents of Rock Island
Anniversary at Le Claire, Iowa, Yesterday.
cheering crowds to the parliament
building, where addresses of welcome
were presented by Mayor II ay ward, in
lwhalf of the city, ami John W. Pratt,
of Seattle, for the British-American
titizens and the Presbyterian synod of
Victoria. The handsome government
buildings were attractively decorated,
and assembled iu a great square on tlie
lawn were the school children of the
city, who sang patriotic songs. Tbe
di.ke thanked the people for their wel
ccmc, saying in part:
Part of tbo Uoke's Speech.
"I desire to assure you of the grati
tude which the duchess and I fel for
the kind words of welcome and good
wish which are expressed in tlie wel
come you have extendd on behalf of
the citizens of Victoria, the residents
of Seattle and other parts of the state
of Washington, and the British Colum
bia synod of the Presbyterian church
III Canada. I shall have much pleas
ure in informing my dear father, the
king, with what special satisfaction 1
have noted your strong declaration of
loyalty to t!ie throne and pride in the
berhage of citizenship. I know what
proof of this spirit you have already
given in the blood of your sons which
h.is been shed on the Sooth African
veldt. I am confident the sacrifices
yon have made have not been in vain.
They have forged another link in the
golden chain which binds together the
brotherhood of the empire."
Medals for Heroes of sooth A trim.
After the presentailon of medals in
the South African volunteers the roy:.l
party was driven through flag-lined
streets, amid great enthusiasm. The
duke lunched with Admiral Bickford.
In the afternoon the duke formally
opened the Victoria exposition. Last
n!ght there was a statidinner at Cor
el nnsent House and a reception at the
parliament buildings. Today the duke
and duchess will remain at Oak Bay.
resting for the return trip eastward
which commences tonight.
Statement of the l'ubllc IeM
Washington. Oct. 2. The monthly .
statement of the public debt i:-xued
yesterday shows that at the close of
business Sept. i:n. tue tiet.
cash iu lbe treasury, amounted to !.-!
(Cl.."24.:'.iw. a decrease for the mouth
of $4.S25,4iL j
"Z. . I has been provided here and a strong
A.torGlre.t4.nCb.rtt, f and. I effort wm p0 nla,le hv the leading
London, Oct. 2. W lllnm Waldorf Htlzcns to defeat the ra'ilwavs. . Thou
Actor has iriven 10.(100 to the fund fer s:l1uU oT dollars have been" expended
erctms tne new premises oi mo m-
tionat society ior me
Cruelty to Children.
WEDDED SEVENTY YEARS.
Father and Mother of Governor Van Sant,
Yesteiday was a great day for the
little town of Le Claire, on the occa
sion of tbe reunion cf the Van San
family on the 70th wedoing anniver
sary of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Van
Sant, parents of the Minnesota gov
ernor, lion. Sam Van bant, lbe mar
riage of the agd couple occurred at
Toms River, N. J., when the groom
was 22 years of age and hi bride two
vears vounrer. Their life, besides
being remaikably long, has besn ex
tremely happy. For 55 years there
was not a death in the immediate
family. Mr. Van Sant has long been
a riverman and at the age of 92 is
etill able to take an active part ia the
business of the transportation line
in which he is an owner. Nearly 65
years ago he settled at Rock Inland
and some time later removed to Le
Lliire. D.ncer was served in the
afternoon at the Van Sant home,
Among those present were the live
children of the conpie, uov. ban Van
Sant of Minneapolis, A. C. Van Sant
of Omaha, N It Van bant or bterlin?
111., Mrs. T. B. Harris oi Fergus Falls
Minn., who has made her home with
ber parents for the past year, and
Mrs. T. 15. Taylor or tiampton, iu.
Tbere were also present many grand
children. Gov. L. M. Shaw of Iowa,
was the principal gneet of honor out
side tbe family circle.
Lat evening both governors spoke
at a meeting at tbe iown nalL
J. W. VAN SANT.
Who Celebrated 70th Wedding
JERSEY DEMOCRATS MEET.
Mayor Seymour, nf Newark. Is Their Cnn
dldatr for state Cirrulltr.
Trent. n. X. J.. Oct. 2. Mayor James
M. Seymour, of Newark. v!as uoiuin
ted o:i the second ballot yesterday as
the Democratic candidate for governor
of New Jersey, in a couventiou that at
limes was turbulent in the extreme.
The platform adopted was -on lined to
state Issues and embraced . a general
condeuiii.il ion of Republicans in the
conduct of state affairs.
State Chairman Uouiiey called the
enn vent Ion 1o order and named ex
Judge Itoltert S. Woodruff, of Mercer,
gs temporary chairman. At the close
of Judge Woodruff's speech.- in which
hr made feeling references to the late
President McKinley. the band played
one verse of "Nearer. My Jed. to
Thee." and the assemblage arose and
sang the words of tlie hymn.
The first real tumult of the conven
tion broke out when the list of coun
ties was being called for on the differ
ent committees, and was caused by n
disputed delegation. A delegate said
that the list he presented was of dele
gates l aving credentials, and they were
jic-ssossed of a prima facie right to
scats in the convention. He also said
that more than two-thirds of the dele
gates from Kssex had voted for his list,
when he was given fhe lie direct and
vociferous by several delegates. The
convention ended as good-naturedly as
it was stormy through the earlier part
of the proceedings.
R A I LWAY VS. GOVERN MENT.
aXakiua; Fight Against RemoTal of
Rrldges Across a Itirer.
St. Joseph. Mich.. ()-t. 2. It Is as
certained here that tlie order for the
hearing, Oct. S. at Crand Rapids, is
sued by the secretary of war compel
ling the Peru Marquette aud Big Four
railways. Benton township and Benton
Harbor city to show cause why the
bridges ou the Paw Paw river have
not been removed, will be h
fore Engineer Charles Kellar.
It is said the two railways w-ill
make an errort to go over tue enure
proceeding again and defeat the order
of the secretary of war that the Paw
Paw river be made navigable. Money
i.,...,. tnis .II1IIIIIIT wn ,If,tice issued
i,v tjlo Kovernmeut that the liver be
nia.de uavLiablA . . -. -
i ' cr'i,-" r ir iw i j
Is Heard Today in the Schley
Naval Court of
H'AS AN IMPOETAKT BEARING
Cist of Evidence Submitted by
Officers and News
Washington, Oct. 2. Lieut. Com
mander Alexander Sharp, who com
manded the Vixen .during the war,
was the first witness today in tbe
Schley court of inquiry. He joined
the 11 finer squadron May 24 He said
the trip from Cienfoegoa to Santiago
had been Equally, but if he hai been
in need of coal and received orders to
coal at sea he would have tried to do
eo. bnt it would have been an uncom
fortable job. Sharp was questioned
at length concernir? the notes made
of the battle July 3t by Lieut. Har
low, on board the Vixen.
This repprt has occasioned no little
controversy, it beintr claimed bj
Schley's friends after the copy of the
notes were delivered to tie admiral
by Sharp they were changed some
what. lis was not prepared to say
definitely if toe Harlow notes cot
redly stated the truth of the battle.
but believed they did. but there were
probably some mistakes in them.
Washing-ton. Oct. 2. Another deatn
Las hampered the progress of the in-
rpury. Judge Aiivocate i.eiiuy was an
s nt from the court yesterday because
the death of his. sister, who was
burned at her home at Winston-Salem.
N. C. Monday night. Solicitor llanna
e udiicteil tlie case for the department
in Captain I-mly's absenee. This is
the third time the hearing lias been af
feeted by death and flic Impression is
growing that the Schley -ase has many
of the elements of a "hoodoo." Pres
ident McKinley's death delayed the
proceedings" a week, and then the sud
den demise of JuWgo Wilson, leadiug
counsel for the applien ht. necessitated
two days adjournment. Tlie parties
in the case are wondering where the
next blow will fall.
Rarnitr Amends the Ouetion.
Admiral - Schley's counsel yesterday
tiled to shatter tlie lestimony given
by "Fighting Bob" Kvans before tli
eourt of intpiiry Monday, endeavoring
to weaken his story by showiing that
lif has given a different version of The
iTair. Rayner began the cross-exam
iiiation for the day with the admis
sion that he hail been wrong Monday
when lie asked about the interview on
Julv ." letween Kvans and Sibley.
Vesterday," he said. "I was speaking
of a conversation whirli I thought you
had at Ciiantaiiamo on July .". I find
have made a mistake about that."
anl lie then fixed tlie date at July 4,
Evans Calls It "Preposterous.
Said Rayner: "Hid you in a conver
sation with Commodore Schley say to
him. Iid you know that Jack Philip
started to run away with tlie Texas"
a 'id did not Commodore Schley reply
to you: 'You are mistaken about that:
the Brooklyn made the turn not the
Texas and you must see that the turn
The Idea that I ever intimated that
Philip tried to run away with tin
Texas is preposterous,' said Admiral
Kvans with emphasis. "I never said
Omits tho Probable "Cuss Woril.."
Then Attorney Rayner tried to show
that Kvans had boa steal of destroying
all the Spauih ships himself tlrat he
had told Schley he shot the bow off the
Pluton. raked tbe Teresa, dismasted
the Oipiendo and set the Vizenya afire,
"I do not use ail tlie language attrib
uted to you." said the attorney, inti
mating that he was omitting tlie
'cuss" words and plain 'Saxon for
which Admiral Kvans is said to be
famous, and at this the naval men
present smiled broadly.
'I never used such language, to the
est of mv knowledge and belief." said
Evans, meaning that he did not make
pueh a boast.
DISCUliPANClES IN BATES
What Is a Plan or Battle? Seems To He
Also an Issue.
Attorney Royner produced figures to
show that Evans was wrong in his
dates Mid times and fhe witness ex
plained several discrepancies by stat
ing that he received tlie data from his
naiga1or. It was developed that iu
the pursuit of the enemy tlie Brooklyn
was ahead. Another uiscrepaucy he
explained by saying that one state
ment referred to a distance on land
while the Iowa was running a course
at sea. . Rayner also called attention
to a difference In Evans view of the
meeting on board fhe Brooklvn on
Aug. 25 and that of McCalla.
McCalla says in a report that "Com
modore Schley explained to the com
manding officers that In case the Span
ish ships came out he wished to con
centrate the batteries of all our ships
on ti portion of those of the enemy.
This was not explained as a tactical
concentration of our whole force on a
part of the enemy, but as a division of
our wliole fire on several of the en
emy's ships." and when Rayner had
read this Evans said it was correct.
but was not a plan of battle.
Evans was also questioned as'to bis
statements concerning the distance the
blockading vessels were out at night.
He said Monday that the vessels of the
blockading squadron wrre farther out
at night than during the day. and Ray
ner read a previous statement from
lr'm to the effect that "at daylight we
Hosed in." This the witness said was
1he exact fact, that after being out
farther at &izh. .the vessels, cauie.in.
.Woser" at ayTIgnt: Tfe 6ai0" that in
steaming back and forth at night the
xessel jnst ahead eould be seen, but
not the- teasel at the head of the col
umn. Hanna asked; While before Cien
ftfego8 or on the way to Santiago did
yon have any orders for battle?"
"No, ' responded the witness. "We
steamed In column, wtith flankers on
"Had you any instructions as to
what to do In case the enemy should
"We had not." Admiral Evans was
SEEN BY A CORRESPONDENT.
TVho Also Heard What Was Going: on
Loop Was m Close Shave.
i nomas uieuahle. a newspaper
correspondent who was. on board the
Texas during the Santiago campaign.
was then called. DIeuaide said that
when the battle-off Santiago began he
had been in the room of the junior offl-
-crs of the ship and had Im media telv
gone on the bridge with Captain Phil
ip, remaining there until the chase
of the Colon began. He had at the
time made notes of the battle, and
these he read. The Texas was then
he said, heading In the general direc
tion of the Spanish fleet.
He saw the Brooklyn cross the bows
of The Texas, going seaward, and ne
rMil the note taken at the time, as
follows: "I have a note made at 9:50
lu quotation marks: "Stop both en
gines. helm hard starboard." "
"Who gave that order?"
"Where was tlie Brooklyn when
that order was given?"
"I presume the Brooklyn was in
front of the Iexas. I saw her a mo
Hauiia Did you make any entry
at the time with respect to tlie pass
ing of the Brooklyn before the Tex
"es. the next line here. "It was
Brooklyn close shave." In answer
to questions witness said the Brook
lyn was hardly a quarter of a mile
away when he saw her.
He proceeded: "I was standing just
aft of the conning lower bv the en
trance. It was in that way I heard
these orders given, and I wrote them
down as Captain Philip gave them.
I went around to the lee side of tue
conning tower to find out why we
stopped. He (Captain Philipi waved
his hand toward the Brooklyn and I
saw he:-. He said: T.ook at that fel
low going out to sea."
Admiral Dewey Did you hear Cap
tain Philip give any orders to back
"Xo. sir. I do not remember I did. I
turned away almost immediately.'
Admiral Dewev Yon would have.
if he had given the order, wouldn't
I illicit, and might not."
Admiral Dewev You seem to have
heard everything else.
"Oh! Not everything."
SIOSBEE. CAPTAIN" OF A SCOCT,
Seeius to Hava Struck an Issue With the
Applicant In tho Case.
Captain Charles D. Sigsbee. who
eommauded the scout ship St. Paul
during the Spanish war. was next
Killed. He said that, in obedience to
orders from Captain Wise, who was
bis commanding officer, he had pro
.ceded to the vicinity of Santiago, ar
riving there on the 21st. IIU instruc
tions were to report to Commodore
Schley that the Spanish squadron
probably was in Santiago harbor. Hi'
alo told Schley that he "knew nothing
positively" about the Spaniards.
He was then asked if he had ex
pressed his belief to Commodore Schley
that Cervera's fleet was not in the har-
1'or. "as reported later by Commodore
Schley. He replied: "I did not say
that I lelieved it was not there: I said
I had not seen it."
"Did you give him any assurance
which would point in that direction?"'
"1 made know n first my orders from
the navy department, which stated ihat
the1 Spanish fleet was reported to have
llanna also read a number of let
ters, among them being one from Cap
tain Sigsbee to Commodore Schley,
written from Mole St. Nicholas. May
2:. iu which he said to the commodore:
"Do as you are doing and you will do
light." and then said: "I wish to ask
your attention to the clause: "Do as
you are doing and you will do light.
What was the flying squadron doing
at the time yon wrote that letter?"
Sigsbee replied: "At that time the
flying squadron was off Santiago, with
tlie intention, so far as I knew, of
staving, and I also believed it was the
Intention of Commodore Schley to coal
his ships off that port. I left Santiago
on the morning of the day on which
the letter was written. At that time
the weather was very fine, and I had
twice urged on Commodore Schley the
importance of taking advantage of thar
particular kind of weather, stating that
it was better than anything we haa
bad during my stay off the port."
Captain Sigsbee was then excused.
and Chief Yeoman Gustavo E. Becker,
who served ns a clerk to Admiral
Sampson on board the flagship New
York during the Spanish war. was
called. He identified the memoran
dum from Captain McCalla saying
tbere was a good landing place near
Cienfuegos. which Admiral Sampson
sent to Commodore Schley under date
of Mav 1!. and said that this memo
randum had been carried ill duplicate
bv the Iowa and the Dupont. Ray-
rer ouestioned the witness very close
ly, bringing out the fact that Becker
was dependent upon his memory en
Hanna said In this connection mat
the department expected to be able to
show that four copies of this memo
randum had been forwarded to Com
modore Schley. Rayner responded
that he would admit only one copy, and
that was the copy delivered by the
Hawk on May 23. 1S08.
When a man is going op hill, people
dig ditches In front of him; when he
starts down, they get out of his way
and give him the whole rpad. Denxer
Times. ... j
Brute Who Assaulted a Lit
tle Girl Hanged
IS TAKEN FROM THE JAIL
Case of Lynching Down
Helena. Mont., Oct. 2. James
Brady, who committed the brutal as
sault upon 5-year-old Ida Pugley in
Helena yesterday, was taken from
jail early this morning by a mob of
200 masked men and hanged to a tel
egraph pole in Haymarket square.
The crowd was orderly and after
hanging the man quickly dispersed.
The mob battered down tbe jail
door and compelled the j tiler on pain
of death to give up the keys, took
Brady out and marched him to the
Brady declared himself innocent,
although .he was positively indenti
fied by the victim and a score of
A Kentucky Lynching.
Shelbyville, Ky., Oct. 2. Jumbo
Fields 16, and Clarence Garnett 18,
colored, were lynched here at 2 this
morning for the alleged murder of
Will C. Hart, a printer, who was
stoned to death on the night of Sept.
LESTER RIEFF BANISHED.
Warned Off Newmarket Heath for Al
leged Suspicious Riding-.
Newmarket. End.. Oct. 2. The
stewards of ihe jockey eluti have vot
ed to withdraw the license of Lester
Reiff, the American Jockey, and to
warn him off Newmarket Heath. This
latter penalty is generally only Im
posed on welchers.
The action of the jockey club fol
lowed a heariug of testimony on the
aecusatiou against Reiff of suspicious
riding of AVilliam C. Whitney's De
Lacy. Friday last, when that horse
was second to Richard Croker's Min
nie Dee. ridden by J. Reiff, in the race
for the New Barns plate.
Phillip O. QlUett Dead.
Jacksonville, 111., Oct. PhiLip
G. Gillett, for nearly 40 yeui super
intendent of the Illinois institution
for deaf mutes, died this morning.
He had an international reputation as
Foatofflce Tblef Gets fSOO.
Valparaiso. Ind.. Oct. 2. Durlns: the
noon hour at Deep River a thief en
tered the postofHce. in the temporary
absence of Postmaster William II.
Wooding and his clerk, and peeured
SsiK) in currency, concealed In a draw
er. The loss was not discovered for
several hours, the clerk supposing that
the postmaster had removed the
Conductor Gets a. Bad Fall.
T.ognnsport. Ind.. 0 . 2. The air
hose on a Panhandle freight train gave
way near Hartford City, stopping the
train very suddenly and throwing
Conductor Charles Morris "backward
in the caboose with such violence that
he was brought here saiffering with
concussion of the brain.
Irony of Fmt Illustrated.
Belvldere, Oct. 2. On the last day
of his forty years service as sectiou
foreman of the Northwestern railway.
and within a few hours of the time he
had set to quit work and retire on a
pension. George W. Davey was killed
Monday by being struck by a train.
Declined m Chance to Escape.
Ptveport. Ills., Oct. 2. Frank Mc-
fraw, who is under sentence to go to
Joliet, sawed his cell door in the- jail
here Saturday night and got away.
There were six other prisoners in the
same tier who had a chance to es
cape and declined It.
Sale of Hlgh-Bred Horses.
Vnrf vri- rtr-t i The final sale of
the late Marcus Daly's breeding estab
lishment wias held yesterday at Sheeps-
r- TKo rkrio ucrp verv hlzh.
fortv-one head selling for $205,100. an
- v T
average or f?..(oj per nean. james n.
Keene paid $lS,"iOO for Field Azure, a
famous English brood mare, and $11.-
"OO for Lady Reel, the dam of Ham
burg. J. E. Madden paid $l,0OO for
Pocahontas, and August tfeiniont pam
M7.(MX for I.uey Cross, another famous
Fair Librarian Suicide.
Xelitfh. Neb.. Oct. 2. Miss Jennie
Butler, for twenty years in charge
the alcoves of the Society library
New York city, committed suicide
today night, by taking carbolic acid.
ia rtiittor in inp hre six months arro.
ie was 40 vears old and a native of
Pc WltBOnt Heat.
As we watch tbe world famous plungo
of Niagara we are offered an Impres
sive lesson as to tbe small value in
beat of much motive power. In so far
as tbe descent Is perpendicular, so that
the water leaves tbe foot of the falls
with comparatively little current, tbe
effect of the concussion Is simply to
warm the water through but one-sixth
of a degree P. To heat the water as
much as one degree tbe fails would
have, to be 777 feet in height.- George
lies in Everybo'dy's Magazine