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PRICE TWO CENTS. BUTCHERED WITH BOLOS Company of U. S. Troops Almost Annihilated. EARLY MORNING FIGHT Americans Attacked at Breakfast by an Overwhelming Force. OVER FOBTY ARE SLAUGHTERED >luu>- lninrgenti Likewise Killed— American Officers Are Slain. Manila, Sept. General Hughes, from the Island of Samar, reports the arrival of Sergeant Markley and one private at Tan nan from the fight at Balangiga, where over forty men of Company C, Ninth in fantry, were killed by insurgents who at tacked the troops while at breakfast Sat urday last. The men who reached Tanan say the officers of the company who were at first reported to have escaped were killed with the majority of the company. The troops were attacked while unpre pared, by 400 bolomen, of whom the Amer icans killed about 140. Many of the sol diers were killed in their quarters be fore they had time to grasp their rifles. General Hughes is going to the scene of the disaster and will personally command the troops. A new branch of the Katipunan has been discovered at Tarlac, capital of the province of that name. The object of the society is the continued slaughter of the whites. Marcelino Mariville, president of Banoang, is the chief of the flew branch, which includes numbers of the native con stabulary, who were recently armed. One policeman admits that he was taxed a dollar and was ordered to make bolos. A regular collection has been made by the organization from the natives, either by persuasion or threats, and an uprising had been planned for an early date. The con ditions in Tayants (Tayabas?) and Eatan gas are not reassuring. The worst form of guerilla warfare prevails there. The insurgent forces are distributed under cover, along every road and trail, and wait for travelers in ambush. The in surgent leader, Caballos. who formerly belonged to General Cailles' command, but who refused to surrender with Cailles. is retreating to the mountains. The main forces of the insurgents are scattered in bands over the province, where they fig up rifles when there is an opportunity to use them. DEAD OFFICERS Captain. Lieutenant and Surgeon Anton* the Victim*. Washington, Sept. ay.— ln addition to the enlisted men, three commissioned officers of Company C." Ninth infantry, are sup posed now to have been killed in,the ac tion in Samar. The officers were: Cap tain, Thomas W. Connell; first lieutenant, Edward A. Bumpus; surgeon major, R. S. Griswold. A question having arisen as to the accuracy of the cablegram re ceived at the war department yesterday from General Chaffee, the cable company was directed to repeat it. The repeti tion disclosed some inaccuracies that ma terially change the message. As cor rected, the dispatch re%ds- Manila, Sept. 29.-^AdJutant General, Wash ington: Hughes reports following from Bas sey. southern Samar: Twenty-four men Company C. Ninth regiment, United States Infantry, eleven wounded, have Just arrived from Balangiga; remainder . company killed. Insurgents secured all company supplies and all rifles except three. Company was at tacked during breakfast, morning. Sept. ,28 --company seventy-two strong; officers, Thom as W. Connell, captain: Edward A. Bumpus first lieutenant; Dr. R. S. Griswold, major surgeon. -Chaffee. As corrected, the dispatch shows that Company C of the Ninth United States in fantry suffered the disaster. No company was mentioned Jn the dispatch made pub lic yesterday. The serious discrepancy between the original and the corrected dispatch however is that the latter indi cates that the commissioned officers of the company are missing, perhaps killed while the former indicates that they have escaped. The father of Captain Connell resides in New York city. He telegraphed to the war department to-day that he is in re ceipt of a cablegram from the quarter master of the Ninth regiment saying that his on had been killed in action. He asks for confirmation of the dispatch from the war department, but the officials here are unable at this time to confirm the infor mation. SPORADIC OUTBREAK Gen. Hall on the Character and Peo ple of Samar. Special to The Journal. Chicago, Sept. 30. — Brigadier-General Robert H. Hall, who has Just returned from service in Luzon, received the. news of the killing of American soldiers in Sa mar without much surprise. He Said -1 he island of Samar is one of the most un ruly islands in the possession of the United States. The attack is probably one of the sporadic outbreaks that has been coming from time to time in that island. It .seems odd that a company of seventy-two could be surprised in the country in Samar, because that is one of the points where trouble is constantly expected. The natives are all Ta Continued on Second Page. Secretary Gage on Surplus Chicago, Sept. 30.-Secretary of the Treasury Gage, who is spending a few days said in home of bis; 8011 " *??"** before going to Colorado to spend his vacation ■aid in regard to the present large surplus in the treasury: vacation. ? M "The prosperous condition of the country must be most gratifying The decrease in the expenditures of the government, however, is a salient factor in the increase in the surplus in the last three months. From June 30, 1901 to Sept. 26th, the revenue amounted to $136,000,000. The exDendl tures during this time were $121,000,000. This left an excess of nearly < 115,000,000. During the same period in 1900 the receipts were $139 000 000 and the expenditures the same. Of course, the fact must be taken into » consideration that the revenue for the last three months was finder the lowered schedule so that the $136,000,000 receipts this year "represents •■ a larger amount of business transacted than during the same time last year when the $139,000,000 was received. "It was estimated when the present revised revenue law was put in force on July 1 that the revenue receipts from all sources would fall off " some $40,000,000 by reason of the reductions made. If that had been real- - ized the receipts since that time would . have been $7 500 000 less or $128,500,000. .Notwithstanding the reduction in taxes, the receipts have - R diminished by less than $3,000,000 from what they were a year ago while the expenditures have decreased by over $17,000,000 for the same period. Up to the present time, however, the accumulation of money in the treas ury which would be the natural effect at this time, has been more than overcome by the purchase of bonds in the open market by the government - During the last three months there have been bought bonds having a face value of $19,500,000 for which over $24,000,000 was paid. The actual cash " In the treasury has thus been reduced, and tie present excess of revenues • •ver expenditures taken care of for the time being." • "•-? * '■'■-'■ - " ■ V-:;- * MEGAARDEN " ' "GIVES UP" Hands Back Money ;to the County. $3,400 IN THE REBATE Most of It Has Been Due Since 1900. : ■■'•:':: DELINQUENT TAX REFUNDS The Board Bills of Outside^ Prison er* Are Also Being, Looked Into. "*"••-',' As a result of the investigation' now being made into affairs in the sheriff's office, Sheriff Megaardei* has paid into the county treasury within the past week about $3,400, most of, it due since 1900. This money came into the sheriffs bands mainly through collections -in delinquent tax proceedings, and had not been turned over until the discrepancy was discovered and a demand made for its payment. When a summons in a ; delinquent 1 tax j case is placed In the sheriff's hands he i serves it upon'the owner. oX the property involved and makes a charge against the counity of $1 for service, twenty cents for a copy of the document and eight cents a mile, mileage. Whenever the taxes on such, property are paid, . these charges are included, and, under the law, .must then be refunded to the county.- This refund Mr. Megaarden neglected !to make unti! last week, although the S money» should have been turned over when it was col lected. The investigation has developed some very significant things in the Megaarden accounts with Hennepin county, and the grand jury will be asked. to take the mat ter up when it meets next week. Mean time Mr. Megaarden is doing all in his power to obviate this contingency by pay ing up shortages as fast as they are dis covered. Board of Outside Prisoners. One matter that is now undergoing in vestigation is the charge made against the county for the board of outside pris oners. Frequently United States prison ers and prisoners from outside counties are sent to the Hennepin, Jail for safe -10° jjiaatjs »qj dsso qons ut -gajdee^ lects for their board from Hennepin, and then submits his bill to' the authorities who have submitted such prisoners to his charge.. When they-pay he is required to turn the money over to the county treas urer. In the case of state prisoners the amount paid is $3.25 a week, while the United States government pays $4 a week, j and it is claimed that Mr. Megaarden in stead of turning over the entire amount has paid in only $3.25 for United States prisoners as well as for the others. Since he came into office the amount turned over-on this account is $2,615.89. Part of this must be credited to the account of his predecessor, Alonzo Phillips, who neces sarily left behind him some uncollected bills of this sort when he went out of office. Until the exact amount of the Phillips' credit can be ascertained, there is no way of discovering whether the account is correct or not, but officials who are conducting the investigation are mak ing a thorugh search for errors. Former County Auditor C. J. Minor has been asked to go over the Phillips' accounts, which were under his charge, and has agreed to do so. The matter will be taken up with him some time this week, probably within two or three days. In its inception the Megaarden investi gation was regarded; simply as a sharp political move instigated by political enemies of the sheriff, but recent develop- ! ments have, shown clearly that matters are far from being in such shape as Mr. Megaarden's friends could wish. It is said that if the grand Jury, for any rea son, refuses to indict, the evidence in the case will be laid before Governor Van Sant. SHOT HIS FATHER | Adopted Boy Living Near White, S. D., May Be a Murderer. '-■■'* Special to The Journal. ? j Brookings, S. D., Sept. 30.—Charles Sherman, living east of White, was shot four times by his adopted son, Wilbur, Sunday. The boy is 14 years old, and bought a revolver on Saturday. His fath er tried to take it away, but the boy would not gice it up. When the father went to grab him he pulled the trigger and fired four shots, all taking effect in the body of Mr. Sherman, who is in a j critical condition. The boy was brought here and lodged in jail this morning.' MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 30, 1901. - , .?•"'>-•■.»■:'.-...-■• ■' ,-? ;-i; „'■ -;,1". ■-, . ■...-:•.■,■• \r "j":." ■ .'-'.'-'7:-. i \ ■-'■;.<.- ■ •■ "■'-.' '- v. •' "■ ." .--': .-.-- .■..■;•-..-...--..., v .■ .-,• '.-■;: - - ' - ' . LET '^EM'DIG THE CANAL. * ThiS Revolutionary Movement in South America .Should Be Turned to. Some Purpose. REPORT ON RIG DITCH Final One in Possession of President Roosevelt. v — ■ ■ ■. ■ - - .■' * ■ '-.' '■•'•' ''- * BEING KEPT :: QUIET This Is Because of Important Dip- lomatic Possibilities. COLOMBIA-NICARAGUA RIVALRY The President and State Department! Seemingly Favor the Pana- - ma Route. ,„ * j Haw York Sun SnooltJ Smrvlcm Washington, Sept. •; 30/ — President : Roosevelt has in his possession the re ! port of the isthmian canal commissioners | and is understood to have . said that he j will not make It -public' until-it goes to j congress in December. This was the plan j which President McKinley had decided to i follow. The late president was"- so anxi ous that.no possible report should be pub lished ; until it reached congress that; he caused Admiral Walker, the chairman of the commission, to compel every employe of the commission to observe the greatest possible discretion and secrecy in con nection with the: report. ' It Is stated at the White House that Important diplomatic possibilities are in volved in withholding the final conclu- ! sions of the commissioners from publicity. Both Colombia and-Nicaragua had to be sounded for their best, proposals and as each Is desirous \of having the -United States construct a canal along its route. \ they are likely to make .better term's now,, when they seemingly stand in competition, i Columbia would undoubtedly have acted long ago if the French company: which controls the Panama route had: not been very slow to move. ;' - ' ' - V; 1 The attitude of President Roosevelt and the state department would indicate that in spite of the claims of the friends of the Nicaraguan route in congress the ad ministration proposes to make the utmost use of the fact that the Panama is acces sible. The president has no doubt that some sort of. a canal bill will pass the fifty-seventh congress, that the diplo matic obstacles with Great Britain, which I stood in the way of the passage of the Hepburn-Morgan bill during the fifty sixth congress, will either be removed by the abrogation of the Clayton Buiwer or the ratification of ja, substitute treaty which will be.drawn along lines satisfactory to a majority of those senators who opposed and defeated the Hay-Pauncefote treaty:":! - The president, of course. .;:' is familiar with the work of the state department since the return of Lord Pauncefote to London in the direction of negotiating a new treaty and his knowledge of what Senator Lodge and his followers will ac cept in the way of a compromise, places him in a position to determine in advance, whether Secretary Hay,has negotiated an instrument that will stand the test of the senators' opposition. The Panama canal is Bald to offer diplomatic - advantages that the Nicaragua . does not v. possess.'" The Colombian route could be utilized .without considering Great Britain or 'any other European "; power,; presuming,.; of course, that the French company will make a voluntary disposal of its rights to this government. : President Roosevelt is very much inter ested in the canal question and has prom ised to bend all his energies toward bring ing about such a solution of the r difficul ties that ; have heretofore ".. been encoun tered as will enable the United States': to < begin the construction of . an ' isthmian canal before the expiration of his term. / OPTIONS ON - MISSOURI i OIL FIELDS. Special to The Journal. Brainerd, -.Minn.,. Sept.. 30.—Banker A. F. Ferris |of this city, | with ;'J.',,C.| Wood, of St. Paul,, and H. W. Stone [of Benson,' have gone to j Missouri |jwhere it is 'understood they have large options on * oil . fields which are said •to be valuable. "-.,. - ILL CHRISTEN THE DES MOINES Miss West, Charming 7 Daughter of the Capital, Selected by Governor Shaw. i_f ol#^ £_- ■ ' « HhsShSS^ ''.- ;::\:::::-:^!SH ::::y:::::-: s £&£ S__B_^ ■ a« * B- fc.-. ■ ____B_HB__i^__Hßu&_£BP^ ' ''^^;^S^gMjßngniil^Tr y^ ' ■ -'"■■ S ■BB^^ _111IPP^^^ „P_ v::::^ :^S^^.;.j^3Hw^^.y-^^ :■*--^^a - S'3___3E *» ■*?&«?._"*» # *m'~'-, 'f* _a., - »!§F «~~Wg . _P7__ '^^l<*?#:^.'a_:>?:^^'^:^^l^:^_^^:^^'^___^___r »_P* _____¥* ___«£?" _>$& "x>Mi^ -^ j>v_fli____r I «__^'^_H^ 7^ I^^: _§r Special to The Journal. *: Dcs Moines, Iowa; Sept. 30.—Miss Fran ces West, selected by Governor Leslie M. Shaw to. christen the cruiser Dcs Moines, which is to be launched the latter part of November at the Quincy, Mass., shipyards, is one of the most talented young society women of this city. ,; She' has a liberal education, possesses .rare beauty and jis distinctively a representative of' the lowa type of womanhood.''. Not only this but she is the-daughter of one of the most successful business men in the state. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs.'.Harry West, occupy a prominent position in the', social world and are already receiving congratulations from hosts *of friends at . the , great I honor conferred upon their daughter.. ,•'£ 1. - " This is i the second time , such a distinc tion has been given an.lowa girl. : When Blind to Lead the Blind Special to The Journal. '-'"■ :■■ ; : Humboldt, . lowa, , Sept. 30.—One of the most unique weddings - ever. held In Hum boldt was solemnized last week. „ The persons concerned were Eva Wood of Humboldt and John Anderson :of Forest City. They are both blind. ; Mr. : Anderson is engaged in. the broom manufacturing business at Forest City and 'there they will-live alone the blind wife expecting to do all the housework. „ <* No Arbitration in Africa ;; Brussels, Sept. 30.— "council of The Hague permanent court, of arbitration has unanimously, decided ; that the "question of - assuming the initiative :in arbitration or intervention .of, any j form jin relation to the South ? African war must be abandoned. This decision, it sis stated', probably accounts for the i fact > that the date !of the meet ing of the council ;to consider the ; appeal \of the ] Boer ; representatives in Europe has aot yet been fixed and.it is not likely that such; a^meeting,wm;take nlace tor a con siderable time. ' -'- - , . ; the battleship. named for this state was launched a few years ago, Miss Mary Lord Drake, daughter of ex-Governor Frances Marion Drake, selected to perform the ceremony of the occasion. , ' > : Many Dcs Moines people will be in at tendance at the launching. " In addition to the governor and his staff, Mayor Harten bower, members of- the city council and others connected with the city adminis tration will be,: present. - . . . The : Dcs Moines is a; protected sheeted cruiser with a displacement of 3,200 tons. Her speed is 16.5' knots an hour.": She car ries ten l five-inch * guns;; eight six-pound ers, ..two one-pounders : and two: rapid firing colt machine guns. She has a twin screw propellor-and is similar in size and design- to the Cleveland, Chattanooga, Denver, Galveston and Tacoma. 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. CAUSE OF SAMPSON GOES GLIMMERING c v ■ i -t*"'-i ' . -' - Error of Judgment the Worst Thing Proved Thus Far Against Admiral Schley. Sampson Grossly Libeled Schley but the Latter's Forbearance Saved Him From Courtmartial. Special to The Journal. Chicago, Sept. 30.—The Chioago Trib une's Washington correspondent, in re viewing the Schley inquiry, says: Ad miral Dewey and his associates on the Schley court of ■ inquiry have been busy for ten days or bo list ening to ; evidence submitted by the navy department, and it is a curious fact that up to the present time absolutely nothing I has been developed which could convict Rear Admiral Schley of anything worse than an error of Judgment; but this same evidence shows beyond the shadow of a doubt that Rear Admiral Sampson, who was Schley's superior during the war, but since then has been his subordinate, has been guilty of a gross slander against his superior officer. - _— 0.. ...o .' i ';- ■ •'- ■. - . ■ ■-:.;... : The evidence against Rear Ad- : i miral Sampson is so complete i I that he could' hardly escape a 2 1 trial and ; conviction by court (i 1 martial if it were not for - the : $t fact that the scandalous attack . : : was published '. more than two : : years ago, and hence is barred : : by the naval statute of limits- 2 ... 2 tion. . : * 0 ...................................... 0 Rear - Admiral ; Sampson Is not on trial before the court of inquiry, but has been on trial before the people and is. It is : therefore: interesting to note that Rear Admiral -Sampson" made a charge against ■ Rear Admiral Schley of the gravest pos sible character which has been disproved by the testimony of every officer on the stand, including ' many who are known as the bitter personal opponents of Schley. Rear Admiral Sampson's notorious dis patch, in which he speaks ungenerous terms of what he calls Schley's "repre hensible conduct," is a matter of official record, as it occurred in the body of a regular report." ii might be excused on the ground that it was an official utter ance of the "commander-in-chief of the North Atlantic' squadron speaking of his subordinate, and therefore could. not be considered to be a public scandal. The other charge by : Rear - Admiral Sampson was, not official, but was con tained in a magazine article and was ac companied by other charges which were manifestly malicious. '■■■■"■■■■-, --0... ....:...... ..o -, : . The evidence submitted to the : 2 court this last week has shown : : that any time since the Span- : 1 ish war Rear Admiral Schley : : might have demanded the court : 2 martial of Rear Admiral Samp- : : son, and -itj is apparently only : : Schley's forbearance \ which has : : saved the' professional reputa- : : tion of Rear Admiral Sampson. : '■'•'J: ' ■'.. ■ V ... '.'.:;■. '. ..... '•■*'. ',' ■•'. :) 0 . • . , 0 In the Century magazine of April, one year after the declaration of war, and nine months after the battle of Santiago, Admiral Sampson published an elaborate article over his own signature, the title of which was "The Atlantic Fleet in the Spanish War." • In this article; written long after the war, when the official re ports were fully accessible to him, Rear Admiral Sampson says: The log of the > Brooklyn, Commodore Schley's flagship, 5 for the J five days from May 26- to June 1. - indicated that whatever may have been the disadvantages under which the blockade' was maintained, it can hardly be described as a close one, of the sort desired and expected by : both the navy department and myself. During this period it has been the custom of our vessels to re . tire from .the coast at night for a distance of twenty-five miles. ' This paragraph, of course, would appear ungenerous and malicious to any one who knew that Schley was always .the .'superior, of Sampson, but that temporarily, during a brief campaign, Rear Admiral Sampson had been given the command of the fleet over Rear Admiral; Schley. C<. At the time this article was - written,' in April, 1899, Schley was again, as he is tof day, Samp- , son's superior officer. The seriousness of that story, . therefore, is at once apparent. It-it was true Schley should have been court-martialed. If it was false Sampson made himself liable to court-martial for a gross libel upon his superior officer. "-.,'■ . The malicious character of this j attack has been evident > for ,•' over two i\ yean. That the whole fabric of Admiral Samp son's charges would be swept away by the testimony of , his own friends was toe much to expect, but the. court of Inquiry has developed this extraordinary state of affairs and it is Sampson, and not Schley, who has been shown guilty 'of conduct which must necessarily be pronounced conduct unbecoming an officer and a gen tleman. / -. , ,-- ■■ ; One of the most \ striking developments is that official charts, log books, reports Boers Defeated at Fearful Cost • Durban, Natal, - Sept. : 30.—A force" of "fifteen hundred Boers, commanded by Gen eral Botha, made ah ; attack : which lasted all day, Sept.: 26, on Portitala,: on the■ bor der of Zululand.. The . burgher's L.were finally repulsed, -but at a heavy cost to the garrison, whose losses were jan officer and * eleven men killed and ' five officers and thirty-eight men wounded. In addition "sixty-three men , were missing, .of which number many are believed to . have been" killed or wounded. The Boer commandant, Oppenaaa. and nineteen burghers are known to have been killed. of the commanding officers of the s North - Atlantic fleet, and the official report of the war. compiled by the bureau of navigation, have been changed without regard to facts and are worthless as evidence. This has been sworn to by a number of witnesses, and when confronted with these Judges, the Judge advocate of the court has frank ly admitted that the official documents relating to the Spanish war are inaccurate and consequently entirely worthless. The most significant fact in this connec tion is that all the "mistakes," as Coun sel Rayner generously characterized them, are against Rear Admiral Schley. : ; l Another significant circum- : : stance, and one which has ere- : » ated considerable unfavorable : - : comment, is that without excep- : : tion the ■ witnesses who - have : : been placed, on the stand have : : upon direct examination given ; : testimony damaging to Rear v't ~: ; i Admiral Schley, and in every in- :-.'.'. : stance this testimony has been,.; ; : badly, shaken on cross-ex- ': t animation. : This is regarded by fair minded per sons who have followed the case closely, to Indicate a prejudice against Schley-on the part of the officers who have already given their version of the circumstances in connection with the battle of Santi ago. ■'■ * '.: TO-DAY'S TESTIMONY Commander Miller of the Merrlmaa ,.'.,...: Tell* of Nasty Weather. .'" \'J .r -Washington, Sept. .30.— Schley court .of-Inquiry resumed.its work to-day.- Cap tain Lemly 'and Mr. Hanna were engaged from the early/morning in preparing the program for the day. There' is much in the-way of detail to be done each morn ing, 'and they come direct to the! court building, where they have their list'of witnesses, files of documents, printed mat ter 'and everything else bearing upon the case. ": They^began the day's proceedings, according to custom, by recalling the witnesses of • ; previous days. Captain Lily's program provided " that these should be followed by Commander Miller, who commanded the collier Merrimac in the early part j of the Santiago campaign; Captain Jewell, who oommanded the scout Minneapolis; -. Lieutenant - Commander Sharp, who had charge of the Vixen, and Lieutenant J. Q. Doyle of the Brooklyn, It was also contemplated to call at a very early , period Rear Admiral Evans, who was captain of the lowa. Much interest was manifested in the probable appear ance of the rear admiral and also in the prospect of .seeing Captain Miller, who, It will be remembered, surrendered with great reluctance the command of the Mer rimac..to Lieutenant Hobson, who after wards sank the collier in the mouth of Santiago harbor. : While Commander Sutherland was on the stand .he was asked by the court whether, if.the fleet of Cervera had been in the harbor at Cienfuegos, it could have been seen by the vessels blockading the port. He replied: I" cannot definitely say. ' Not unless they bad anchored in the lower harbor just inside of the entrance lri- the deep water. where the schooner to which I referred to-before, was anchored. I do not believe they would , have anchored in that spot. Commander Miller la Questioned. The first new witness of the day was Commander James M. Miller, who was in command of the collier Merrimac while that vessel was a part of Admiral Schley's flying squadron. Commander Miller said that he had assumed command of the Mer rimac on April 11 at Norfolk. He had taken on board at Lamberts Point soon afterward about 5,000 tons of coal. Hia vessel had, he said, been capable at first of making between nine and ten knots, but afterward he had trouble with hie pressure \ machinery, so that by May' 88 and 24 he would have hesitated in trying to securj a speed of more than seven knots. He read from the collier's log to show that the lowa, the Massachusetts and the Castine had been coaled on - the 23d and 24th.' No record was found of the coaling of any vessel on the 25th or the 26th, the time consumed in proceed-*, ing from Cienfuegos to Santiago. "The sea," he > said, "on the 25th -was" nasty, quite nasty. The Merrimac being a heavy vessel, its. speed was affeate*? but if I had had a smaller. vessel I should - have felt: it very much.". He also said that the weather for that day was j bad. Late in the afternoon of "May £6 the in termediate valve of the collier was brok en, but previous to the arrival off San tiago she had not been "broken down, disabled or delayed." As to the condition on the 26th the witness said: 1 ' I should say I could have coaled, as I find here (consulting the log) we ware making ten knots at one time. We got up to twelve knots. I find the weather could not have teen very boisterous. I read here from the leg: "At- 1 o'clock seven knots, then six," and so on. We got up to ten. There is one entry here that we got up to eleven knot*.,' On that date -1 find, : "steaming- with the squadron east to quarter north,'.' and I,find by the entry between 8 o'clock in the morn ing and . meridian of that date that we made from ten to twelve knots. '"■" ' ■. Mr. Hanna—What was the condition of the : sea? .". ■ * .:- . -'• ,■'-: : Witness— sea. had then smoother,. I should judge from the way we were, going. 1'