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The Minneapolis journal. (Minneapolis, Minn.) 1888-1939, September 23, 1901, Image 2

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He is Frederick V. Lauer, a plumber. He
was examined briefly by the district at
torney and counsel for the defense.
No objection was made and Lauer was ac
Richard J. Gar wood, a street railway
foreman was next summoned. One of the
questions put to him by District Attorney
Penny was:
"Do you believe in the present form of
Garwood replied: "Yes."
Judge Lewis asked Garwood if he would
aoquit a man if it was clearly proved
that he was insane at the time the mur
der was committed. Mr. Garwood replied
that he would. After a few more ques
tions from Judge Lewis, Garwood was ac
The third of the panel called to the bar
was Joshua Winner, a farmer of North
Collins. He was objected to by the de
fendant and excused.
Henry W. "Wendt, a local manufacturer,
when called announced that he had formed
no definite opinion on the case; his opin
ion would be governed by the evidence
alone. He was sworn in.
Horatio M. Winspear, a farmer, was
"Do you believe in capital punishment?"
was asked by the district attorney. After
some hesitation, the talesman replied:
"Well, yes."
The questions asked by Mr. Lewis for
♦he defense of nearly all of the jurors
were particularly as to whether or not
ihey wore present in the Temple of Music j
at the times of the crime. Winspear said j
he was not there, but while the defense
were not opposed to his acceptance on the
panel, he was challenged by the people.
Opinion Inalterable.
George Kuhn, a baker of Buffalo, born
In Germany, but a citizen of this coun
try for twenty-five years, was- next called.
His opinion of the guilt of the prisoner,
he said, was so firmly established that
no evidence could change it, and he was
John D. Elliott, a farmer of Grand
Island, was t ppcsed to capital punish
ment and was challenged by the people.
He was excused.
Silas Carmen, another farmer, had al
ready made up his mind as to the guilt
of the defendant: he could give him a fair
trial, however, on the evidence. He was
accepted by both sides and sworn in as
the fourth juror at 11:04 a. m., less than
an hour after the court opened.
Herman B. Tauber, a railroad clerk,
was next called, but he had expressed
an opinion of the case and he also was
excused by the court.
.Dennis T. O'Reilly, a life insurance
agent for thirty years in Buffalo, had
formed an opinion in the case, but had
not expressed it to anyone. His opinion
could be changed by the evidence. He
was excused by the people. •
PriNoner Unconcerned.
During the examination of jurors the
prisoner sat erect in his chair and gazed
straight ahead at the back of his senior
counsel. Beyond the rapid blinking of his
eyes, he appeared unconcerned. He made
no effort at communication with his coun
sel nor they with him. ...
Frederick Langby, a railroad section
foreman, said he was a believer in capi
tal punishment. He had not formed or
expressed an opinion as to the guilt or
innocence of the defendant. He was ex
cused by the prosecution, however. <,•:'.,
George Ruehl, a barber of this city,
next called, was a believer in capital pun
ishment, he said. Mr. Ruehl is a member
of the general assemply from the Buffalo
district. He said, in reply to a question
from Mr. Lewis as to whether he had
talked much about the case: "People
have talked more to me about it than I
have to them." He had formed no def
inite opinion, but nevertheless he was
excused by the defense.
Wallace A. Butler, a farmer, had formed
a definite opinion as to the guilt of the
prisoner and said that the evidence would
have to be convincing to raise a reason
able doubt in his mind. Judge Lewis ac
cepted Butler as competent, but he was
excused by the court.
James S. . Stygall, Jr., a plumber, after
a brief examination, was accepted, making
the fifth juror secured at 11:35.
Prank J. Litz, a clerk, had not formed
any opinion. He was confused by the
questions of the counsel and made sev
eral contradictons. He was excused by
the defense.
President McKinley's Host.
John G. Milburn, the host of President
McKinley, and at whose home the death
•of the president occurred, came into the
court room at 11:30. There were only four
women in the court room—three inside
the railing as guests of the court, and
one in the spectators' seats. ' 'V" .
One by one the government's witnesses
had come in, and at 11:30 there were pres
ent Assistant Superintendent P. B. Cusick
of the police; Dr. Herman Mynter and Dr.
M. D. Mann, who attended the president;
Dr. James W. Putnam, Doctors Joseph
Fowler and Floyd S. Crego, local physi
Michael McGloin, a carpenter, was ex
cused by the people because he had ex
pressed an opinion on the case.; \
William Loter, a farmer, was chosen as
the sixth juror at 11:43.
Judge Sherman of the superior court and
Judge Hammond of the supreme court of
Massachusetts, came into the court room
Just as Benjamin Lang, a Buffalo grocer,
was called. They were introduced to Jus
tice White and were given seats at the
clerk's desk.
Judge Titus, for the defense, conducted
the examination of Lang. The latter was
excused on the ground that he had an in
terest in a corporation owning property,
though he had none in his own right.
An error in the panel list was. found
when Otto F. Hager, a Buffalo music
dealer, was called for examination. Otto
F. Hager of Grand Island presented him
self instead and was excused. . 1\
The next man called was Walter E.
Everett, a blacksmith. He was satisfac
tory to both sides and so was accepted as
the seventh juror, just as the bells struck
for noon.
Hours of Court Fixed.
After the acceptance of this juror,
Judge Lewis addressed the court, saying j
that inasmuch as both he and his principal
associate were aged men and owing to the
suddenness of their connection with the
case and the fact that they had little
time for preparation, he desired the ses
sions of the court to be as short as pos
sible. He believed the progress of the
case would be in no way hindered or de
layed by short hours. He suggested that
the court convene at 10 a. m. and close at
4 p. in., and that there be an Intermission
from 12 noon until 2 p. m.
Justice White expressed himself as being
agreeable to this arrangement, believing
the request to be a reasonable one. He
therefore made the hours of the court to
conform with Mr. Lewis' request.
"Get My Hat."
Benjamin J. Ralph, a bank cashier, was
called to the stand at noon. After the
usual questions' from '. counsel on both
sides, he was accepted and took the-eighth
seat in the jury box. . ... .
The adjournment of court until 2 o'clock
was then announced. The spectators were
ordered to keep their seats until the
judge, jury and counsel had passed out.
At the same time C/algosz was hand
cuffed to the deputies and hurried from
the courtroom back to the jail. For the
first time since he came into the court
room to-day he spoke to one of his guards
"Get my hat." he said, and the officer
Difficult Digestion
That is dyspepsia.
\. It makes life miserable.
.' Its sufferers eat not because they want to,
■ -but simply because they must.
They know they are irritable and fretful;
i ">ut they cannot be otherwise.
V They complain of a bad taste in the
- 3th, a tenderness at the pit of the stom
"'" jh, an .«toeasy; feeling of puffy fulness, ,
, jeadache, heartburn and what not. ' "
Tho effectual remedy, proved by perma
f nent cures of thousands of severe cases, is,
Hood's SarsapariUa
Hooo'b t«l* ax* the b«tt cath&rttp. ~mm
placed it upon his head as he walked
Insufficient Evidence Aftainst the
Chicago Suapect*.
Chicago, Sept. 23. —The nine anarchists
who have been under arrest here since the
assassination of President McKinley were
to-day given their freedom, Judge Chet
lain so ordering after the prosecution had
admitted that there was no legal evidence
against them. Emma Goldman was not
a party to the proceedings. Her case is
set for hearing to-morrow before magi
strate Prindiville, where she, as well as
the nine men freed to-day, is charged
with conspiracy to murder President Mc-
Kinley. The cases In the lower court
with reference to the men are of course
nullified bythe action of Judge Chetlain to
day. Miss Goldman will also be set at
liberty, as Justice Prindiville has agreed
to take such action as Judge Chetlain
took. Attorney Brown said he would un
dertake to have Miss Goldman freed to
When the hearing on the writ of habeas
corpus be#an before Judge Chetlein, Dr.
Taylor, the city prosecutor, declared that
he could no longer ask that the prisoners
be held.
"Wv3 have no legal evidence against
them," he said. "They were arrested at
the request of Buffalo authorities and
since their incarceration we have been in
constant touch with the eastern police. I
was informed this morning that Chief Bull
had no evidence against them; and I have
also been informed that there is no inten
tion of trying to extradite them; we are_
therefore willing that the relators be
Attorney Geeting, for the relators, then
demanded that, in view of the gravity of
the offense which bad been charged
against his clients, the prosecution be re
quirett to stata what cause or what suspi
cions weighed with the police in making
the arrest.
Judge Chetlain said that In view of the
fact that the prosecution, representing
both the city and the state, as well as
Buffalo by indirection, had agreed to the
liberation of the prisoners, and admitted
that there was no evidence against them,
that there was no reason for further in
quiry Into the matter. The court said:
When arrested the chaige against the rela
tors was merely a misdemeanor, and they
were entitled to bail. The case was one of
fiueh moment, however, and the whole nation
was demanding of its offietra their best ef
forts and I felt justified in exercising ail
discretion. The prisoners were therefore
remanded without bail for further hearing
pending investigation by the police. The
president died from the assassin's bullet, and
the prisoners this time were remarded with
out bail at their own request to allow the
fullest investigation. Our duty has been done
fully, and now I have but to order and do so
order, that the prisoners be liberated.
The prisoners had been silent, their
faces expressionless, during the proceed
ings. When the court orered the jail
doors opened to them there was not a
trace of rejoicing on their faces. The pris
oners were led back to jail, where they
collected their belongings and then came
down stairs, where they met friends and
members of their families. For the first
time they showed evidences of pleasure.
Captain Revere of the police department
offered them protection on the way to
their homes, but Abram Isaak, the editor
of an anarchist paper and looked upon as
the leader of local anarchists, refused it.
The party then departed in various di
Emma Goldman received the news of the
liberation of her friends with a laugh.
"I guess they'll have to let me go, now,"
she said. "It has been shown that the
men named as conspirators with me did
not conspire; and I fancy they would have
trouble trying to show that I conspired all
by myself."
Assistant City Prosecutor Owen was
asked by counsel for Miss Goldman to
bring Miss Goldman's case before Justice
Prindiville this afternoon that the defend
ant might be free to-night. He said he
would consider the matter.
Medical Experts Confer.
Immediately after the adjournment of
court a meeting of the medical experts
-svas held in the office of District Attorney
Penny. The meeting lasted half an hour.
Dr. McDonald was the first to leave the
room. When asked if it had been decided
to call the doctors to the witness stand,
he replied:
We all may be asked to testify. The mat
ter rests with the counsel for the defense and
the district attorney. Of course we cannot
announce or decision as to the mental condi
tion of Czolgoaz in advance. It would be un
professional and disrespectful to these two
iioble men who have undertaken to uphold
the dignity of the law by defending the as
sassin. But there are very few people who
have not formed the proper opinion as to
what our verdict will be.
Evidently the general publio appre
ciated the fact that it would practically be
impossible to get a glimpse of the scenes
within the city hall, for very few persons
stood about the entrance when the wit
nesses and attorneys began to file back
into the building after the noon recess.
The prisoner was brought in manacled, as
before, to two officers and at 2 o'clock
Justice White resumed the session.
After the jurors who had already been
chosen had arrived and answered to their
names the examination of others was re
John Bergnold, a farmer, was called and
excused by the people.
Samuel P. Waldo, also a farmer, was
called aad his prompt answers to the
questions brought out the first evidence
of interest on the part of the prisoner.
He looked up quickly when the reply came
clear and emphatic, "I do," to the ques
tion: "Do you believe in capital punish
ment?" Instantly, however, the accused
man's eyes were lowered and he continued
to gaze at the back of his senior counsel
in front of him. Waldo was acceptable to
both sides and he 'was sworn in as the
ninth Juror.
Andrew J. Smith, a dealer In butter and
eggs, of Buffalo, was next called. Hi 3
answers were satisfactory and he took the
tenth chair.
Fined for Xon-Appearance.
The first incident out of the ordinary
came at this point when the name of Tru
man D. Keyes, of Collins, was called and
he did not respond.
"You will fine Mr. Keyes $25," said the
court, and the name of Peter Feidt of
Eden was called. He was excused et
the request of the district attorney.
Edward S. Hampton, a florist of East
Hamburg was excused by the people, and
Emil Zacher, a retired police officer was
called, but immediately excused because
Mr. Titus declared "I don't believe we
want a policeman on the jury."
William J. Forsyth, a shoe dealer, was
excused because he felt prejudiced against
the defendant.
Joachim H. iMertens, another shoe deal
er of Buffalo was called. He had formed
an opinion but was open to reasonable
dotfbt and was accepted and sworn as the
eleventh juror at 2:20 p. m.
Robert J. Adams, 4 contractor, knew of
the case only from reading about it. He
had formed an opinion. He wes accept
able to both sides and the jury was com
pleted by hid being sworn in.
The roll of the jury was then called and
found complete.
"Mr. District Attorney," said the court,
addressing that gentleman, "I desire to
learn, if I can, how long a time you anti
cipate it will require for you to present
the evidence of your case."
"I hope to complete it by to-morrow
noon," was the reply.
"And how long will it require for your
defense?" Justice White asked Mr. Titus.
"That depends upon the turn affairs
take. We are not prepared to say," the
lawyer replied.
Prosecution Opens.
Frederick Haller, assistant district at
torney, began the presentation for the
prosecution at 2:48. He reviewed the as
sassination of the president, his illness
and death. The prosecution would en
deavor to prove, he said, that the defend
ant had been for several days prior to the
shooting informed of President McKln
ley's movement; that he entered the Tem
ple of Music at the Pan-American expo
sition grounds with a weapon concealed
beneath a pocket handkerchief in bis
hand; that he apepared before the presi
dent to shake hands with him and fired
the shots that resulted in the death of the
chief executive.
While the assistant district attorney
was speaking, the court officials were busy
nailing up on a blackboard a large map of
the Temple of Music in which the crime
First Witness.
Samuel J. Fields ,a civil engineer, was
the first witness. He was chief engineer
of the Pan-American exposition and vis
ited the Temple of Music on the day of
the crime to take measurements of the
position of articles at the time it oc
surred. The may or ground floor plan
of the temple, which was offered in evi
dence, sowed the position and direction
of. the aisle in which the president stood
and the place each of the receiving party
occupied. The flags, draperies and floral
decorations were described and the wit
ness told the relative positoins and dis
tances between each. The witness was
questioned by the district attorney. His.
cross-examination by Lawyer Titus was
brief, bringing out the fact that the Wit
ness had no personal knowledge of the lo
cations occupied by the vari6us persons
with the receiving party, but Indicated
them as he had been told they were
Continued From First Page.
tions in the official record of his testi
mony of Saturday. "There is one omis
sion from Admiral Schley's remarks on the
Massachusetts on the day of the bombard
ment of the Colon which I overheard
which I should like to supply," he re
sponded. "It is this: He said when he
came aboard that Admiral Sampson would
be there on the following day. He made
that statement in connection with the re
mark that he was going in to sink the
Commander Schroeder was then asked
concerning the coal supply of the Massa
chusetts and when he replied that he had
no information on that point he was
asked to read the log to secure this in
Accused of Seeking: Delay.
Counsel for Admiral Schley objected, but
Assistant Judge Advocate Hanna insisted,
saying that Admiral Schley's counsel were
merely creating delay by their objections.
"I propose to develop the facts in this
case, and technical objections will not
avail to prevent," he said.
The purpose of this inquiry was to de
velop what Messrs. Lemiy and Hanna
considered an error in Admiral Higgin
son's testimony. He said that the Mas
sachusetts could not have remained on
blockade for more than twelve days and
then the vessel would be without coal and
powerless to proceed to coal. The ob
jection to the question was not pressed,
and upon reading from the log, Com
mander Schroeder said it showed that the
Massachusetts had over 800 tons of coal
aboard when it arrived at Santiago.
Mr. Hanna—Assuming that the Massachu
setts, on blockade duty, would use thirty to
forty tons of coal per day, how long could
the Massachusetts have reinaiced on block
ade before Santiago with that supply of coal?
The Witness—That would' depend entirely
upon the nature of the blockade and upon
Nvhether we would have to go some distance
to replenish the coal supply. By keeping un
der way at night, as we did up to the Ist
of June, of course we used a little more coal
than wo would have by keeping stationary
blockade, as was dore afterwards. I do not
remember the coal consumption per dey. My
recollection was that during the stationary
blackade the noon signal was to go tv/enty
ftve or thirty tons a day.
Mr. Hanna—Assuming it, then, to be thirty
er forty tons, how long could the Massa
chusetts have remained on blockade?
The Witness—At forty tons a day of course
she would remain about twenty days, if there
was a coal supply at hand so wo would not
have to go off and get some, and there Was
coal there at the time on the Merrimac.
Mr. Hanna—Steaming at ten knots about
how much coal would the Massachusetts con
sume on a day's run?
The Witness—That I do not remember.
Mr. Hanna—Assuming that it was fifty tons
a day, that would give her a steaming radius
of what?
The Witness—My recollection Is that we
could make four and a half miles jer ton of
coal. So that would be about 220 miles a day
on fifty tons, and I think this probably not
far from what was the case.
Mr. Hanna—Allowing, then, sufficient
coal on the Massachusetts, with an equip
ment of 800 tons to reach Key West, how
long could she have remained on blockade
steaming back and forward as she did
from May 29 to June 1?
The Witness—lf she used forty tons a
day she could have remained twenty days.
He then stated that she could have re
mained sixteen days and would have had
sufficient coal left to reach Key West.
"Assuming the distance to Key West
to be 700 miles, what coal would have been
necessary?" asked Captain Lemly.
Commander Schroeder—l should think
150 to 175 tons probably would have taken
us there. We can always rely upon that
because as a rule the engineers keep a
little ahead rather than behind their coal
When Commander Schroeder left the
stand he was requested to return to-mor
row and corrrect the official copy of his
testimony to-day if necessary. He said
he would do so and asked if he could then
be excused.
"I desire to make my preparations for
returning to Guam." he said. He was
told that he could do so.
Navigator of the Texas.
Lieutenant Commander L. C. Heilner,
navigator of the Texas during the Spanish
war, was next called. He said he had
heard no guns fired when the squadron
approached Cienfuegos. To his knowledge
no effort was made to ascertain whether
the Spanish fleet was in the harbor at
that point or to destroy Spanish works
there, nor had there been any effort to
communicate with Cubans on shore until
Captain McCalla arrived on the Marble
He told how the fleet had proceeded
from Cienfuegos to within twenty miles
of Santiago.
"We had," he said, "good weather, a
fresh wind and a sea that was moderate
to rough." None of the fighting ships had
delayed the fleet, but some of the smaller
vessels had. The fleet was signalled that
the rendezvous would be twenty-five
miles due south of Santiago. Commander
Scare as Aid to Irrigation
timw York Sun Spmolal Smrvioa
Washington, Sept. 23.— F. H. Newell, hydrographer of the geological survey and
an expert on irrigation, has returned to Washington from an extended trip through
the arid regions of the west. The chief aim of his visit at this time was, as the guest
of Representative Moody of Oregon, to explore the part of that state lying east of the
Cascade range with a view to determining the feasibility of diverting the Columbia
river and some of its tributaries into basins for irrigating the arid part of the state
From The Dalles, in the northwestern part of the state, Congressman Moody
with Mr. Newell and Clifford Plnchote, forester of the United States, drove 525 miles'
using the horses of the representative tot the entir journey. Aa much as sixty and
seventy miles a day was made for a part of the trip, many interesting stops being
made that Forester Pinchote might visit the forest reserve and learn its condition
"relative to increasing the water flow, while Hydrographer Newell also followed up
previous work, turning the trtp into one of both pleasure and business. It i 8 the
opinion of Mr. Newell, though the importance of irrigation failed to impress congress
at its last session on account of other large bills forcing themselves before the poli
ticians, that the scare in the west during the season has been the most potent argu
ment possible, and the matter of redeeming the vast area now lying useless on ac
count of lack of water will receive the attention it deserves.
Young Woman Kills Her Father-in-law
Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 23.—Mrs. Lena Fair, 20 years old, wife of John Fair, an
employe of the Union Pacific shops, shot and killed Michael Fair, her father-in-law, at
their 1 home last night. Mrs. Fair gave herself up and is now in jail.
Mrs. Fair declares her father-in-law had threatened to kill her. She says that
last evening he choked her and brandished a gun In her face. She broke away and
securing her own pistol fired two shots. A loaded gun was found on the dead body
of Pair.
r VOeiiELl BROal
Hlelner said that while the Texas was not
in the engagement with the Colon on May
31, he had seen some of the shots from
the enemy which had fallen short.
Describe!* 'the Battle.
The witness was then asked to describe
the battle of July 3 and said:
The Texas had been heading about east
when the enemy was seen coming out of San
tiago. Lieutenant Bristol, who was officer of
the deck at the time, rang to go ahead full
bpeed and put helm hard to Etarboard to make
a turn. When I got on deck he informed me
of what had happened and I sent him below
and assumed charge of the deck. The cap
tain told me that he had eased their helm un
til te could find out which way the ships
were going and he also rang half speed. I (
suggested full speed. He said the battery \
was not ready. I told him it would be ready
before the ship was in pdsition to fire, and
then he said, '-All right," and rang full
When the second of the enemy's ships fol
lowed the first to the westward he put the
helm hard to starboard. I made several re
ports to him about the Brooklyn regarding
her signals. He said, "Never mind." I also
referred to the way I thought the Brooklyn
was standing up to flght—very nicely. The
captain said: "Oh, crackie! Never mind the
Brooklyn. You look out for this ship." Th 9
Brooklyn then was about on our iort beam.
So I said: "All right, captain, I will look
at the Brooklyn no more," and I turned my
back, looking on the starboard beam at the
ships going out. After we sheared around and
got to the westward I suggested to give her
a little port helm and get closer in. and he
did. Right after he gave her this helm he
sang out through the sight hole to the men
at the wheel and at the engine room indicator
to slow, then stop, and I said: "Captain, they
will all get away from us." He did not an
swer me, but immediately stepped back, and
then I said: "My lord captain, we are out
of the fight."
"Look at the Brookyn!"
He said: "Look at the Brooklyn!" I turned
around, and right ahead of us this big gray
chip loomed out of the smoke. For a second
I thought my heart was in my mouth. We
were steaming with a heavy helm and she
steered by us. When I first saw her she was
practically ahead o* us. That is the first I
paw. She sheered off and went to sea, I
should cay about 2,000 yar.ls, and then on' to
westward. As soon as the Brooklyn cleared
us we rang to go ahead and started up forced
draft again. After that we simply followed
on as fast as we could on a line that was
just inside the line where the Oregon was en
gaging the ships. Just before this turn of
the Brooklyn the lowa and the Oregon were
both close to us on our starboard helm. We
continued the chase until the Colon hauled
down her flag, when the captain gave the
order to stop forced draft.
Captain Lemly—How near was the Brooklyn
to the Texas at the time you saw her loom
up out of the smoke T
The Witness—l did not make any estimate
at the time, but I came to the conclusion
later that she waa between 100 and 150 yards
from us, which was a much longer distance
than Captain Philip thought it was.
Captain Lemly—Perhaps I shoiild have
asked you in the first place the position of
the Brooklyn relative to the Texas just be
fore going into battle.
The Witness—She was almcst astern of us.
That is because we were lieaded almost east.
She should have borne west by northwest.
She was heading for the land, and I thought
she was standing pretty nearly on her north
course. I did not see at first any indications
of turning and I thought she was going
right in.
Captain Lemly—Did the Brooklyn give any
steam whistle signal to indicate her change of
The Witness— Ido not know. "
Captain Lemly—Did you hear any?
The Witness—l did not hear any. ,
Captain Lemly—Do you think' you could
have heard it if there had been a steam sig
nal ? ■-;/> ;'.? .; • ."-
Tha Witness-No, sir; we could never have
heard it.
Captain Lemly—At what time during the.
battle of Santiago did you consider that the
Texas waa in the greatest danger?
Mr. Raynor objected, contending that
such opinions were shut out by a previous
ruling of the court. Mr. Hanna said there
were many minor points on which the
court must from time to time ask the
opinion of the witnesses. The point *g;>
also argued on the one side by Captain
Lemly and on the other by Judge Wil
son. The court overruled the objection
and the question was repeated.
Time of Greatest Danger.
"Looking back." responded the witness,
I know that the time of the greatest
danger of the Texas was when the Brook
lyn loomed up out of the -.moke right
ahead of us."
He said in response to questions that he
never had sailed with a man who had
quick&r sight or who handled his ship
to better advantage than Captain Philip
He added that the captain hed on this oc
casion given successive orders and that
the Texas had backed "until it was dead
in the water." He said that on account
of this incident two or three minutes had
been lost and that fully three miles were
lost to the ship. A part of this delay
had, however, he said, been caused on
account of the fault of the ship's blowers
rendering the vessel slow in getting up
Referring to Commodore Schley's block
ade of Santiago harbor, the witness said
615, 617, 619, 621, 623, 625, 627, 629 Nicollet Ay.
1500 Ladies 9 Stylish Garments
At 60c on the Dollar.
A tremendous purchase of the entire stock of Ladies'
Swell 27 and 42-in. Jackets of the CHICAGO NOVELTY CLOAK
and SLIT CO., 145 to 157 Market St. The stock comprises
some of the swellest styles of the season. We are going
to move the entire stock this week. NOTE THE PRICES:
LOT 1—250 Ladies' 27-inch Coats and 22-inch Jack- } LOT 3—Ladies' all dftfo A M I— ,iffffc
M? 5 r^L .i'-Si AA AA wool Kersey Jackets, 27^ I jTfl
wool Kersey, Cheviot and |X <! and 42 m.; all new.beau- t ||| -mBl
Venetian cloths, aH»l«» flll > tiful styles: worth $25. B I^^^r
worth $12.50 I W& >
LOT 2-Ladies' 27 and 42-inch all wool Kersey and j! LOT Ladies' 42-inch Coats, made of
Chinchilla Cloth Jackets, MB mm jg^ / finest variety of ker- M■■ jfj—
silk or satin lined, in black, H|> J JET ■■ j! sey, lined through- IP I A.f]
navy and castor. In this lot m OAI > „..*. qt .j ™^^v, + T^ I B V^H
m..""".. coats. worth w fiSJU J35'.0o nd..:.°. r. th..:?.^l liQ||
Drug Department I Trimmings } Wash Goods
10,000 cakes Castile *i tf* '! A few remnants, yard in each, !; German Indigo Blue—32-inch
Soap, special iv J», of high class embroidered silk j' German Indigo Blue Prints,
Eflfi filnuAe !' all-overs; selling prices up to; choice styles; worth "Ti^J
IMU UIOVBS «;s7.ooyard. Rem- IflQ. I 12*0 yard /2C
Josephine—a splendid German nants, each OmFO ,' CSIL*
Kid Glove, Pique seams, Paris;! ;! dIIKS
Points, made to the New Store's <! [email protected] BdtS {' eau c oie and Sil^ Flan
special order, good value at«; Mt . dipaf^ mt# A n »„«■«„ +w <i n^B' in aH shades, KCi^^
$1.40, all the fall 4 mm* j! f edlcated Cotton Ba«in-the:| 85 m OHC'
shades pair Si ■ iUV >\ handsomest and purest ever sold \ nfl to A
A few odd lots of high grade ;l -s Peclal »ale Tuesday- j|; UrOSS bOOCIS
Kid Gloves, good colors, makes !| Worth Worth Aa \\ Camel's Hair Serges, double
that have been selling at $1.50 '!; 10c... i V 12£ c. .. **%* \> width, in a large assortment of
and $1.75, to close, d>A A Bflinm I dark colors; worth 4A1 A
pair .■..:_:.,........ ; OyCjj Meil 8 Dept. !;25cd. Tuesday, yd lZ 2 C
Windsor Ties ;i 60° dozen men' s >mp° M: : Flannels
Some slightly sailed and some'l regular made EngUsh cashmere;! Fine Outings-Extra nice, soft,
that don't sell fast at regular ™° \^* %a - -- m ""If quality, pretty new light
that during the day the distance was five
or six miles out, but that in steaming
across the mouth of the harbor at night
the distance was gradually increased. On
the day when the enemy's ships were dis
covered the fleet had been closer in. He
had, he said, on that day seen three cruis
ers inside- the harbor. Asked if the op
portunity was good at that time for ob
serving the enemy's vessels, the witness
replied' that after the moon set, as it
did early in the evening at that time, the
darkness was such that the enemy's ships
could not have been distinguished at any
great distance.
. . ■•>•.■ As to Signals.
Commander Heilner was then questioned
at considerable length concerning signals.
He had, he said, in response to Mr. Ray
nor's questions, seen • the Brooklyn make
signals to the Texas on the day of the
Mr. —"What were they?"
"I do not know what they were. First,
I reported a one-flag hoist, which I sup
posed was "clear ship for action." That
was immediately after going on deck."
"How many of those signals do you
recollect being made to the Texas?"
". "I saw that one. Then shortly after I
saw a second signal which was a three
flag hoist, and that is the time I reported
to Captain Philip. He said, as I stated
before, that I -was not to look after the
Brooklyn, but the Texas." :>- *„•';
' "How many signals did the New York
make to the Texas on the day of the bat
tle?" asked Mr. Raynor. ; :
"I do not know." "
"Did she make any signals to the
"I saw signals from the New York, I
think, but not at 9 o'clock or 9:30."
"How late?"
"That I don't know. Twelve o'clock or
around there. It may have been half-past
twelve. I saw the signals in the chase
of the Colon.'.'
Objection was made to this line of ques
tioning and the question was withdrawn
temporarily. The court took a recess
until 2 p. m. ... :•-« i:>
When the court convened at 2 o'clock
Mr. Rayner continued his cross-examina
tion of Commander Heilner. He asked
him especially concerning the official chart
of the battle off Santiago, exhibiting the
chart. The witness said he was one of
the board of navigators who prepared the
chart. He had testified that the Brooklyn
was only 150 yards distant when she
crossed. the course of the Texas, but he
stated that according to the chart the dis
tance was about 1,800 feet when the
Brooklyn was making her famous loop.
"But," he said, "we. are going through a
lot of matter here which is worthless."
"Oh, it Is worthless, is it?" questioned
Mr. Rayner. "According to the map the
two vessels were never nearer than with
in 2,400 feet of each each other."
The witness replied that he considered
the map inaccurate. ;i,'.]£'i';*
The Map Inaccurate.
Mr. Hanna interposed to say that if the
point Intended to be made was that the
chart is inaccurate the government would
concede at once that this was true.
"It is a great pity you never conceded
that before," said Mr. Rayner.
"We never have had the opportunity,"
responded Captain Lemly.
Mr. Rayner then commented quite vigor
ously upon the fact that the chart was an
official document. After a careful in
spection of the map, Commander Heilner
revised his statement, saying that the dis
tance was about half a mile, as shown by ,
the chart. He also said that the chart
made the Brooklyn go half a mile out to
sea in making its loop; that on that point
the chart also was not accurate. At the .
time he said the Texas was going, at the
rate of about 12 knots an hour.
: The witness stated that he had not in j
his examination-in-chief maant to say
that the ship had lost three miles in as
many, minutes, but that In all that much i
time had been lost. "I saw a bright
smile on your face when I said it," added
the witness to Mr. Rayner, "and thought
you misunderstood." Thereupon" all '
laughed, the members of the court in- j
Will -Soon Cease to Be Navy Yard
Washington, Sept. 23.—Rear Admiral
Sampson has requested the navy depart
ment to relieve him of his present duty as
commandant of the Beaton navy yard on
Oct.'l, on account of the bad condition of
bis health. . Secretary Long has granted
the request. ; '■.•:
Mrs. McKlnley Holds Her Own.
Canton, Oblo, Sept. There win no
change in Mrs. McKinley's condition during
-the night. -She- continues to bear up very
well. Dr. Rixey made, this statement at 10
o'clock. 'At. that time preparations were be
ing made ;to go for a drive. The .- weather
continues favorable . for . such outdoor • exer
i else as if desirable for Mrs. McKlnley to take.
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Rural Financiers Are Watching
Strangers With Apprehension.
Five Country Banks Have Already
Suffered and There'll No Clue
to the Robbers.
Country bankers, doing business in the
northwest, are full of apprehension at this
time for the safety of their money. A
series of bank robberies have been com
mitted during the past week in the four
states of Minnesota, lowa, Wisconsin and
South Dakota. All have been carefully
planned and boldly executed and there are
indications that a band is at work in a
systematic fashion. Detectives think there
must be at least two gangs at work.
The first robbery which attracted the at
tention of the police authorities was at
Hammond, Wis., where the Bank of Ham
mond was entered by mining through two
brick walls. Thlß gave entrance to the
vault and there was no trouble then In
blowing open the safe. The next night
the bank of J. C. 3rainerd & Co., at
Blooming Prairie, Minn., was robbed.
Next, the robbers performed a Job at
Shellsburg, lowa and on the very next
night a bank at Hardy, lowa, was at
tacked. Before any of these robberies were
reported a small bank in South Dakota
was entered.
The police admit that it might be pos
sible for the same gang to have done the
Jobs at Hammond, Blooming Prairie,
Shellsburg and Hardy, but do not believe
that such was the case. According to the
police theory, a band of professional safe
blowers would hardly be likely to travel
together on the train as the leading bank
robbers of the country have been
"mugged" repeatedly and their photo
graphs are in every rogues' gallery in the
country. Their features are familiar to
the municipal and railroad police, and
they would not be likely to travel in
bands by rail.
Still, there would be no difficulty in get
ting from Hammond, Wis., to Blooming
Prairie, Minn., in a day, and if the "gang"
is composed of young taen not known in
this part of the country, they could easily
travel about on railway trains without
attracting the attention of the officers.
At any rate, there is much alarm among
the bankers, and they are taking addi
tional precautions to guard the funds
under their care.
Watching for "Red*."
New York, Sept. 23.—Immigration in
spectors at the port of New York are exer
cising a greater degree of vigilance uuw than
formerly, as a result of the general demand
for the exchnton of anarchists. While Com
missioner Fit'hie admits that, under exist
ing laws, he has no authority to exclude Im
migrants on the ground that they are an
archists, the inspectors are careful in the
1 vising of all papers where there is any
I reason for supposing the newcomer is seek
! ing entrance contrary to the laws that
govern the cases.
Rev. Mr. Todd'u Good Work.
Fergus Falls, Minn., Sept. 23.—Rev. J. W.
Todd returned from the state Congergationai
conferenre Saturday and the Congregational
people were much pleased to learn that he
had been successful in securing the next an
nual conference for this city. Preparations
will be begun early to entertain the 200 or
more delegates who are expected to attend.
The conference will meet here Sept. 3.—Cards
have been received announcing the marriage
of Elmer J. Munger, formerly of this city,
but now of Grand Forks, and Miss Francis M
McQulnn of Pembina.—Sheriff Bayer was
down from Clay county Saturday with two
insane men, one of them a typical wild man
I from the vicinity of the village of Ulen. The
fellow has been roaming about the country
there for several days past. A posse was or
ganized which surrounded him in a clump of
woods and captured him after an exciting
''The Babcock Idea."
On the tariff, Mr. Cummins, practically
indorsing the Babcock idea, said:
When a combination attempts or attains a
practical monopoly in the field embraced and
uses ov intends to use the unlawful and de
structive power thus acquired to arbitrarily
fix the price of its products, it becomes the
enemy of good government, imperils the peace
and good order of society, and inflicts upon
the people an injustice against which they
ought to and will rebel. It does not seem to
There are 16,000 policemen in London and
9.000 In Paris
Fire Loss at Madison, Minn., Will
Foot Up About $60,000.
Citizen* Could but Look On While
tUe Flame.* Burned Hotel*
and Stores.
Madison, Minn., Sept. 23.—Another ter
rible fire visited this place yesterday
morning and caused a loss of about $60,000.
The fire broke out in the Merchants hotel,
a three-story wooden building, and before
the fire was put out the following busi
ness places were entirely destroyed:
E. O. Berg's hotel building, town hall,
Sandwick's bakery and confectionery, E.
O. Sage's saloon, H. L. Hayden's new
building under construction, millinery
stock of Miss Annie Tweten and building,
Farnham & Jacobs' Independent Press of
fice, Halvorson & Skaro's general mer
chandise store, Dargue & Bro.'s notion
store, H. J. Chalmers' photograph gallery
and residence, H. A. Johnson's general
store, Skjeis' hotel, E. J. Berg's restau
rant, J. M. Jones' flour and feed store,
Qvale & Swan's department store was
badly damaged.
Following is a list of losses and in
surance as near as can be learned at this
H. L. Hayden, $1,000, no insurance;
E. O. Berg's hotel, $4,000, insurance $3,000;
A. H. Sanwlck's building and stock, $3,500,
insurance, $2,700; town hall, $4,000, in
surance $1,500; Farnham & Jacobs, $3,100,
insurance $1,500; C. A. Farnham $1,800,
insurance $1,000; Halverson & Skaro's
building, $2,000, insurance $1,000; stock,
estimated, $6,000, insurance not known;
I H. J. Chambers, $1,500, insurance $1,000;
I Miss Jacobson's millinery stock, all saved;
i Ekjeis' hotel, $4,000, insurance $2,500; H.
A. Larson, $14,000, insurance $11,000; Gale
Bros.' meat market, loss $3,500; Qvale &
Swarm, loss of $5,000 from smoke and
water, fully covered by insurance.
There were many minor losses. The fire
engine failed to work, and the citizens
could do nothing but watch the fire devour
the property.
He In Arraigned and Held In $5,000
New York, Sept. —Johann Most, who
was arrested last night at a meeting of
alleged anarchists in Corona. L. 1., was
arraigned in court there to-day on the
charge of violating the section of the
penal code which relates to unlawful as
semblages. He ;and, two others of those
arrested at the same time" were held in
$5,000 bonds each for -examination Sept.
25. The owner of the hall in which the
meeting was held was charged with vio
lating the excise law and keeping a dis
orderly house. ;;-':. •
McKlnley Monument Fund.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 23,—A conference will
be held here late this afternoon- by Senator
Hanna, Judge Wm. R. Day and Colonel My
ron T. Herrick for the purpose of formulating
plans in connection with the raising of the
McKinley monument fund. It is understood
that a large number of subscriptions toward
such a fund have already been received.
[< 1
]• This will be our last call on tan }
1 1 shoes. We've got Just 113 pairs Men's ( [
i\ Tan shoes, sizes broken, regular (,
<l prices $3 to $5, that we want to close \
']» out to-morrow at, per pair AQ _ ?
i] Another Bargain: (
'i For a special bargain, for to-morrow ]i
Ji only, we will sell 600 pairs Ladies' /
I 1 black cloth, old. gold felt lined, com- i'
<[ mon sense house slippers, sizes 3 to 8, ',
] I at, per pair, lO#% '!
ij 19C
,' Not more than two pairs to one cub- i|
i] tomers. None by mail. S
j!' TradeSjk
j! ? Shoe Store % I;
j! JtV ll3 M««oU«t MUT !'

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