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PRICE TWO CENTS. ABOUT HANNA'S RELATION TO ROOSEVELT Two Views SL Hanna Question HANNA OUT OF POLITICS Ohio Men Say the Senator Will Retire. DICK TO SUCCEED HIM War Department a Close Corporation of New Yorkers. REHABILITATION .OF GEN. MILES He Increases and t'orbin Decreases With the Change of Ad ... . - iii I ration. rrotn Th» Jo'unal Iturtau. Jttwm -IS, T—» Building, Washington. Washington. Oct. 2.—Returned Ohio politicians give Washington some inter esting information about public matters there. It is believed in the state that Senator Hanna, who is said to have aged greatly since the death of President Mc- Kinley, is getting ready to retire from politics. He will probably serve through the coming session of congress, but it is predicted by Ohio leaders that he will re sign next year, in time to permit the next legislature to select his successor, who it is claimed will be General Dick. Ohio feels keenly the loss of prestige which comes as the result of McKinley's death. Politicians out there recall Senator Han na's stout opposition to the nomination of Colonel Roosevelt for the vice presi dency at the Philadelphia convention, and Bay that even if Hanna is to remain in public life, he can never be the power in republican counsels that he was under McKinley. This thought, it is believed here, may have a good deal to do with Hanna's alleged intention to retire. He ■would be strongly averse to playing second fiddle in a game which he has done bo much, to promote, and there may pos sibly be something in the retirement Story. It is new* to the people of this city, however, and there will be much Interest In confirming it -when congress ehall have got together. Former Representative John J. Lentz, say these returned Ohio pilgrims, has made a nice mess of his interview speak ingly slightingly of McKinley. His news paper in Columbus has been raided, and had he been in town at the time he doubt less would have fallen into the hands of an angry mob. A late denial of the in terview has not helped matters. Gov ernor Nash is Lent's law partner, and now there is a general demand from all parts of the state that the partnership be dis solved. Nash doesn't like to yield to the demand, but the pressure is becoming so great that he cannot well refuse. Old soldier and other organizations in Ohio are writing letters to Nash saying that they will vote for Kilbourne for governor unless the partnership is dissolved at once. It is the intention of the people of the state to ostracize Lentz, socially, In business and in all other ways, and drive him from the state. This Jb pretty eevere punishment, but if there is a state in the union that should protect McKin ley's memory, it is Ohio. It ia Interesting to ob- ROOSEVELT serve the beginnings of an effort that is probably AXl> THE to be made by the dem ocratic party very soon to BOERS entangle the Roosevelt administration with the Boers. Counting on the family ante cedents of the president, and the natural prejudices which such antecedents in a majority of cases engender, the Boer sym pathizers are more or less adroitly trying to "sound" the president. It is believed that the cablegram announcing that Pres ident Kruger is in sore financial straits in Europe, was a part of the game. In all probability the Boer gauntlet will be the first one the new president will have to run. President MoKinley ran this gaunt let during the campaign of 1900, and again during the sittings of the 56th congress; but he came out unhurt. President Roosevelt will probably have to go over the same course. The only excuse for reviving the question is the fact that the president has a Dutch name, and on one lide has Dutch blood in his veins. Even Bryan has echoed this popular democratic feeling. His announcement that Roose velt in 1904 must fight the Boers or sur render to them, will meet the approval of every man in the country who wants to Bee the Roosevelt administration put into a hole. But there Is no cause for alarm. Whatever the president's personal views may be —and he has authorized nobody to speak for him —he will without a doubt do that which will be for the good of the United States. This was what President McKlnley did. Strongly sympathizing with the Boers, lie did all that he could for them, only stopping when he could go no farther without involving his country In the quarrel. His policy of friendship and sincere good will has been publicly ac knowledged by the authorized representa tive of the Boers in this country, whose interview following Mr. McKlnley's death was widely published and commented on. President Roosevelt will be as tactful as President McKinley. It isn't a question of what one man, or a few men, want; but what will toe beßt for the country as a whole f NEW YORK Under the new adminis tration the war depart- IN WAR ment comes pretty near to being a close corporation DEPARTMENT, of New Yorkers. The president, the secretary of war and the assistant secretary of war are all from that state. The above fact Is not without its sig i Continued ob Second Pave. HANNA AND ROOSEVELT Some Popular Misconceptions Dissipated. HANNA AND M^KINLEY The Latter and Not the Former Did the "Running" Business. STRONG PROP FOR ROOSEVELT Hanna Will Not Only Be an Adviser, but Support Hl« # Nomiua tlon In 1004. Special to The Journal. Chicago, Oct. 2.—The Record-Herald this morning publishes the following Washington special: The intimate friends of President Roosevelt are much pleased with the interview given by Senator Hanna in Boston, in which the senator publicly announced that he and hia friends intended to give cordial support to the new president. Mr. Hanna said, in his characteristic way, as he waa still at the head of the republican national commit tee and as he occupied that post "because he was devoted to the welfare of the great organization which it represents, Presi dent Roosevelt and he were "partners in the republican party." The friends of the president, those who talk with him informally and know his mind, welcome and approve this utter ance. The president himself, it is well known, regards Senator Hanna as his warm personal friend, and is glad the senator has thus spoken. Mr. Hanna's remarks surprised a good many of those people who had imagined the senator from Ohio had become a negligible quantity in American politics the moment President McKinley died. It surprised such shal low and brutal persons as those who printed in a New York newspaper the morning of the president's death: "Mark Hanna's machine fell to pieces yesterday morning at 2:15 o'clock." Powerful Friend tor Roosevelt. But Senator Hanna's present remarks are no surprise. The importance of the relations which exist and which are likely to exist between the new president and the official head of the republican organi zation is far beyond its personal aspect, else there would be little need of refer ring to it. o o : The significant thing is that : : the most powerful man in the : : republican party to-day, except- : ; ing the president, is to throw i t the weight of hia influence in I : support of the new administra- : : tion, and probably when the : I proper time comes, in support t : of the nomination and re-elec- l ; tlon of that president by the re- : : publican party. : o o Of course, there are plenty of people who still thiDk that Mr. Hanna lost his power the moment Mr. McKinley died. They are people who don't know Mr. Hanna, —who don't know his forcefulness and the way in which he has impressed his strong personality upon the party or ganization. These persons, in their ignor ance of the true state of things, think Mr. Hanna's strength came solely from his intimate relationship with the late presi dent; that he was altogether lunar and not at all solar. But this is a mistake, as these persons -will soon discover. It is a mistake which the new president does not make. If Mr. Hanna is misunderstood and underrated by others he is not misunder stood or underrated by President Roose velt. The president knows Mr. Hanna as he is—generous, warm-hearted, patriotic, self-sacrificing, not as the selfish, grasp ing person some persist in thinking him. The value the president places upon Senator Hanna as a supporter and ad viser may be judged by the fact that it was Mr. Hanna who first suggested to President Roosevelt (this was at Buffalo Sept. 14) that the entire cabinet of Presi dent McKinley be retained permanently. Mr. Roosevelt's alert mind quickly grasped the value of that suggestion and he lost no time in acting upon it. Of course there are plenty of persons who think "Hanna's star has set," or who hope It has. They make it their business to try to stir up trouble. Hanna Didn't "Run" UcKinley. They ask if the new administration Is to be "run" by this man from Ohio as the other one was. These things make no impression upon the president's mind. He knows very well the administration of President McKinley was not "run" by anyone except the president himself. He knows that instead of Mark Hanna man aging McKinley, McKinley, through the love which Hanna bore for him, could and did gently have his own way, "twi3ted Hanna about his little finger," as the saying is in the well-informed circles here. Nothing is better known to the White House circles than that the senator never tried to manage or dictate or exercise any controling influence over the late presi dent. He was content to serve that president, and the sincerity and value of his friendship are thoroughly appreciated by Mr. Roosevelt. Men who Judge persons and events sole ly by outward appearances and without intimate knowledge of them, think Presi dent Roosevelt harbors some resentment toward Senator Hanna because for a time the latter attempted to prevent Colonel Roosevelt's nomination for vice president at the Philadelphia convention. He does not, and never did. When Colonel Roose velt was in Washington a few weeks be fore the meeting of that convention, he exacted from Senator Hanna a promise that he would make Roosevelf's nomina tion for vice president impossible. The senator . did his best to keep his word. There never was any misunderstanding between them about it. When the popular demand for Roose velt's nomination became too strong to be longer resisted, Colonel Roosevelt agreed to leave the matter to Senators Hanna and Platt and Mr. Odell, now governor of New York. They consulted and agreed that Roosevelt should be nominated and that Hanna should nominate him. It was all amicable and without the slightest ran cor on any one's part, and as every knows though not all could see it at the moment, j least. of • all Colonel . Roosevelt, himself, It was tLa. wisest and:strongest thing that could ha> been done, ( WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 2, 1901. "^gs 1) i — - ' w ~~ J . r __: ■ ' ~J ' ANOTHER CALM. Hanna Will Have to Whistle Some Time for a Breeze to Fill This Sail. THE EPISCOPALIANS Triennial Convention Begins Work at San Francisco. SEVENTY-FIVE BISHOPS THERE As I/anal, the First Day's Proceed ing* Are Entirely Pre liminary. San Francisco, Oct. 2. —The triennial convention of Episcopal bishops, clergy and laity was inaugurated at 7:30 a. m. with the celebration of the Holy Commun ion in the local Episcopal churches. At 11 a. m. the convention was formally opened at Trinity church with religious exercises. Seventy-five bishops assem bled in the guild room of the church and put on their robes. They then formed in procession and, leaving the guild room, marched up Bush street to the main entrance of the church, continuing up the center aisle. The procession -was headed by Rev. F. W. Clampett, rector of Trin ity church. Then came Secretary Hart of the house of bishops and Rev. Charles I. Hutchlns, secretary of the house c-f depu ties. Following were the junior bishops and then the older prelates in the order of seniority of consecration. When the head of the procession reached the chancel it stood for a mo ment divided into two lines to allow the senior bishops to pass and enter the sanctuary in the reversed order of enter- Ing the church. The choir sang the pro cessional hymn while the bishops moved along and the introit of the service was Intoned. Communion followed the pre paratory prayers and the religious offices concluded -with the recessional. The convention sermon was preached by Bishop Morris of Oregon, the senior at tending bishop. In the afternoon the house of bishops and the delegates of the house of deputies met and organized for ■work. The sermon by Bishop Morris was a strong missionary plea from the text, "Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught," and Joshua's words to the children of Israel, "How long are ye slack to go to possess the land?" He declared that the mission of the church of Jesus Christ was to all nations, ranks and conditions. She is to launch out and cast her nets into the deeps of ignorance, poverty, unthrlft, sorrow, shame and crushing grief, the deeps of avarice, too, as well as besotted worldli ness and stolid, stupid indifference. It was for the furtherance of this work by the use of the best means that the mem bers of the convention were gathered here in this —to the most of them—far-off part of the country. The celebrant of the holy communion was the Rt. Rev. Bishop Devine of Al bany, N. T. A memorial is to be presented to the convention from the missionary jurisdic tion of Olympia, Wash., praying for the election of another missionary bishop, rather than the adoption of any plan for reuniting the Jurisdiction with that of Spokane, eastern Washington. SCORCHED AT ALTON THE LOSSES AGGREGATE $400,000 Stanurd and Roller Milling- Com panies Chief Sufferers From the Fire. St. Louis, Oct. 2.—Fire that broke out at 10 a. m. in the plant of the E. O. Stan ard Milling company, on the river front at Alton, 111., destroyed that and several other buildings, causing a loss estimated at $400,000. A high win"d blew the sparks broadcast, threatening the destruction of the business section of Alton, and St. Louis was asked for help. A special train car ried two engine companies from here, and they, with the local department, finally got the flames under contral about 1 .o'clock. The heaviest losers are: E. O. Stanard Milling company, tnree buildings, Uwa $100,000, Insured; Roller Mill ing company, loss J5,000, partially insured; George B. Hayden, machine shop, loss $15, --000, partially insured; Farmers' elevator, loss $25,000, partially insured, and the Model Ho tel, loss (5,000, partially Insured. j LAW IGNORED AT HELENA Big Masked Mob Lynches a Prisoner. CITY SQUARE THE SCENE James Edward Brady Dies for Assault on a Child. "THK WRONG MAN!" HE DECLARED But He Had Been Positively Identi fied by Ills Victim—lnvestiffO tion Under Way. Helena, Mont., Oct. 2. —James Edward Brady, the man who committed an un usually brutal assault upon 5-year-old Ida Pugsley in Helena yesterday, was this morning about 1:30 o'clock taken from the jail by a mob and hanged to a telegraph pole in the Hayinarket square about three blocks from the jail. The crowd was orderly and after the man had been hanged it quickly dispersed. There were about 200 men engaged In the affair and they were all masked. They attaoked the jail door with a battering ram and it soon yielded. On gaining ad mittance they demanded the keys of the jailor at the point of a gun and threatened if he did not yield the man they would kill him. The jailor then got the man out of his cell and he was given to the mob. When they first took him Brady asked: "What is It, gentlemen?" The march to the hanging place was quiet Brady was given a chance to say a word. He declared they had the wrong man, although he had been posi tively identified by his victim and a score of other people, who had seen him with the child. He also asked that some money that was due him from the Montana Cen tral railroad be sent to a niece and then he was pulled up. The end of the rope was tied to the pole and the crowd dispersed. Later Sheriff McConnell cut the body down and placed it in a coffin. There will be an investigation to-day. Yachts May Race Daily New York, Oct. 2.—Sir Thomas Llpton has asked the New York Yacht club to change the sailing schedule for the America's cup so that a race shall be held each day except Sunday instead of on alternate days, as at present. The formal appli cation for the change was made in a letter which Sir 1 Thomas forwarded to-day. The proposition is favored by E. D. Morgan of Columbia. A portion of the challenge committee of the New York Yacht club met mem bers on challenge of the Royal Ulster Yacht club to-day to talk over the proposi tion of Sir Thomas. No decision had been reached at noon, when an adjournment was taken to the office of Commodore Ledyard, where the proposition was further 1 dis cussed. One member of the challenge committee of the New York Yacht club inti mated that there might not be a race on Friday of this week, but that the yachts would race every -day next week provided, of course, the contest is not decided be fore that time. • The New York Yacht club was notified to-day by Sir Thomas Llpton that he desired a remeasurement of Shamrock 11. as early to-morrow morning as possible, as it is his desire to take out some of the yacht's ballast. Whether this is done because he has found his boat to be too stiff or to cut down her time allowance ii Columbia has not been stated. Any change in the .ballast, however, will necessitate a remeasurement. Shamrock now allows Columbia 43.6 seconds In a thirty-mile race, and any shortening of the water line, if it were only a matter of two or three inches, would affect this time allowance in favor of the challenger 1. This measurement will have to be made early to-morrow morning in order to permit the challenger to gat out to the starting line by 10:30 or 10:45 o'clock. BOERS OVERACTIVE The F< rer There Are the More Damage They Do. BRITISH RECRUITING IS STOPPED Hardly a- Crumb of Comfort for the Salisbury Government I* Discernible. London, Oct. 2.—The war news remains as ambiguous as a Delphic oracle. Lord Kitchener's weekly return of Boer losses was not unfavorable, but the public faith in these arithmetical demonstrations has (been impaired. While 2,000 Boers were killed, wounded and captured in Septem- 'ber, the commandoes still retain the pow er of attacking in considerable strength and capturing convoys. The Boer force, estimated by Lord Kitchener at 13,500 in July, has been re duced on the face of the returns by over 5,000, yet the 8,000 maintained an effective resistance in the Transvaal, encourage a widespread systematic revolt in Cape Colony and are making a formidable de monstration on the boarders of Zululand. The guerilla warfare against the war of fice continues with unabated ardor, but without substantial results. : : : Whatever may be the relations : i of Lord Kitchener and Mr. : : Broderick, it is evident that : t there is discontent among the : : officers in South Africa, that : I fresh blood is needed, and that : : recruiting has virtually stopped. : No official return has ibeen published for a long time of the numerical strength of the army in South Africa. It is cus tomary to place it at 200,000, but these figures probably are grossly exaggerated. BRITISH LOSS Two Officers and 31 Men Killed in a Boer Attack. London, Oct. 2. —Lord Kitchener to-day re ports that two officers and thirty-one mea have been killed in an attack made on Colo nel Kekewich's camp at Moedwill. The Boers, who were under Commandants Delaray and Kemp, had four officers and 114 men wounded after two hours' fighting, when the Boers were driven off. Colonel Kekewich was among the wounded. "NOT GUILTY" Andrew Tapper. Alleged Murderer, Pleads at Chaska. Special to The Journal. Chaska, Mnn., Oct. 2.—'Andrew Tapper, alleged murdered of Rosa Mixa, pleaded not guilty when arraigned in court and his case was placed at the foot of the cal endar and will be readied next week. 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. GRAIN MEN OF THE NATION Welcomed to lowa by Gov ernor Shaw. M CCAULL IN EESPONSE History of the Organization Re viewed by Pres't Lockwo.od TWIN CITY MEN SHOW UP STRONG Chicago Crowd Make an Impression —A Drive About Town Thin Afternoon. Special to The Journal. Dcs Moines, lowa, Oct. 2. —The annual meeting of the Grain Dealers' National association opened in Dcs Moines this morning, with the largest attendance in the history of the association. Since early last evening, Bpecial trains have been bringing in delegations from the leading cities of the country. The delegates from the twin cities ar rived at 8 o'clock this morning in a spe cial car over the Minneapolis & St. Louis. Chicago sent a delegation 275 strong in a special train over the North-Wwestern. It cial train over the North-Western. It arrived at 7 o'clock last night and was welcomed by a committee of the Dea Moines Cereal club and the lowa State Military 'band. A special committee went to Ames and turned over the keys of the city to Captain Ike Rumsey, one of the deans at the Chicago Board of Trade. Specials over the Burlington and the Wabash brought large delegations from St. Louis, Kansas City, Peoria, Memphis and tributary points. Fully 1,500 dele gates are assembled and there is the greatest interest and enthusiasm. The Dcs Moines Cereal Club has made excellent preparations for the reception and accommodation of all visitors and the decorations of the grain in the Audi torium where the meetings are held, are of striking beauty. Work Began. The convention was called to order at 9 o'clock this morning by President B. A. Lockwood, of Dcs Moines. Governor Shaw welcomes the grain dealers to the state in an address that set forth the tremen dous agricultural resources of Icwa. He said less than 1 per cent of the state was waste land* Forty per cent of the state was devoted to producing cereals. In 1900 this 40 per cent produced over 300, --000,000 bushels of corn, 130,000,000 bushels of oats, 22,000,000 bushels of wheat and vast quantities of other grains. Mayor J. J. Hartenbower welcomed the guests to Dcs Moines and H. Lafayette Young bespoke a welcome for the Dcs Moines Cereal club. The response for the east was given by Charles England of Baltimore, for the southwest by Henry Lassen of El Reno, for the southeast by D. L. McKeller of Memphis, for the northwest by J. L. Mc- Caull of Minneapolis, for Kansas City by S. C. Woolson, for St. Louis by H. R. Whitmore, and for Illinois by S. S. Tan ner. President Lockiwood in his annual ad dress spoke cf the origin of the asso ciation Nov. 9, 1896, and its first meeting in Chicago leas than five years ago. The field for such an organization, he said, included interstate work. Intercommer cial relations, arbitration and appeal boards, common carriers, laws of state and national, terminal and central mar kets, trade rules and customs, grain in spection, car inspection, weighing, tele graph and telephone rights and customs, insurance, dissemination of information, crop and weather 'bureaus and other im portant subjects. Arbitration Kxsentinl. The - president said arbitration was one of the many important measures that should be put into active force at this session and was necsaary for tho mem bers, shippers and receivers alike. A more uniform rule for the inspection and grading of grain in central markets was a needed reform. The report of the secretary and treasur er showed that the organization's finan cial condition was improved over last year and also a large growth in membership- Last year the membership was 475. This year it is nearly 2,000. The affiliated membership was 475. This year it is nearly 2,000. The affiliated membership last year was 209 and this year 1,645. The report of the auditing committee and of the executive committee, through Arthur A. Sawers of Chicago, on the re vised constitution and by-laws, closed the forenoon's session. This afternoon the guests were given a ride about the city by the Cereal club. GRAIN >11'.\ WELCOMED Det Moines Turned Over to Them— The Features To-day. Dcs Moines, lowa, Oct. 2.—Fully 600 delegates from all parts of the country attende dthe opening meting of the 6th an nual session of the National Grain Deal ers' association, in this city, in the new auditorium at 9 o'clock this morning. Gov ernor Leslie M. Shaw delivered an ad dress of welcome on behalf of the state of lowa and in the course of his remarks said: Shaw Grown Kloquent. When the first bushel of wheat was trans ported by rail from the Missouri river to the Atlantic ocean, thence by ship to Liverpool, It cost 61 cents to thus market tt. It was then weighed and loaded, then unloaded, put in elevators, weighed out, reloaded, re- Bhipped, again and again, and at a great exptnee. It now costs 21Vi cents to take a bushel of wheat from the Missouri river to Liverpool. Within thirty months, by reason of im proved roadbeds, lighter grades, fewer curves, heavier iron and larger locomotives, a single engine will haul, not seventeen tons as formerly, but 2,000 tons from the Missouri river to the Atlantic ocean, where It will be loaded from the car direct to the ships, car rying not 2,000, but 28,000 tons, and the sav ing in expense of transportation and hand ling and water rates will Insure the producer better prices and the consumer cheaper food. Our people understand this and they are both contented and happy. They are build- Ing better houses; they are planning better schools; they are putting more pianos in their parlor 3, more booko in their shelves, more sunshine In their homes, and they are advancing the prices of their farms. These can now be rented for cash and will pay a better income for twice their market value Continued on Second Pagre. EVANS HAS A LETTER Admiral Modifies Some of His Testimony. "APPLICANT" OBJECTS His Counsel Will Admit Letter at the "Proper Time." VIXEN'S COMMANDERQUESTIONED Great Deal of Testimony on the Changes in Hurlow's Vote* on the Battle. Washington, Oct. 2.—The proceedings of the Schley court of inquiry to-day began with the usual recall of former witnesses for the correction of their testimony in the official record. After these came Chief Yeoman Becker, who had begun his testimony yesterday and was on the stand when the proceedings closed. He was at that time under cross-examinafon by Mr. Rayner and this was continued thi« morning. The formal proceedings of the day were begun with a brief explanation of the large chart of the southern coast of Cuba, which hangs on the wall of the courtroom. This explanation was made by Captain Lemly, who said that the chart had been prepared from data collected since the war with Spain and was much more correct than former charts. Captain Parker, on behalf of Admiral Schley, said that with these explanations he was willing to ac cept the chart as authentic. 10\ hum Producer a Letter. Admiral Evans was the first of the wit nesses of yesterday who appeared for th« purpose of making corrections in his tes timony. Having made these corrections, Admiral Evans arose and addressed ths court, saying: May it please the court, in connection with one of the Questions asked me yester day, unless Admiral Schley or his com: ' object, I should like to make a statein-. and produce a letter. If at any mo:r.<riu counsel object or Admiral Schley objects, 1 will withdraw it and stop. Mr. Rayner—Could we look at the letterl Admiral Evans—Certainly (handing it U Mr. Rayner). It is a matter entirely per sonal to me, sir. When the question was put to me yesterday It put me In the position o( having bragged of the destruction of th« whole fleet on board the Brooklyn. Th.« identical words were used in a letter pur porting to coma trom the Brooklyn and pub lished in a Washington newspaper on July 25, 1898. I immediately went to the editor of the paper to ascertain the author of such a tatter, and he ascertained that it was a wo man who had given this Information. Whether she was paid for It or not I could not find out. At the same time I wrote to Captain Cook o£ the Brooklyn, enclosing the article, and there is his reply. I would like ■that letter to go in the testimony in connec tion with tbat question, as the words are identically the words used in this scurrilous letter published in the newspaper. Mr. Rayner—l do not object to any explan ation at all that you may make. There was nothing wrong in the question itself. Admiral Evans—The question was put to me if I had stated: "I had shot the bow off the Pluton. raked this ship and knocked out another one," etc. There is Captain Cook's letter denying that such a conversation took place. • Mr. Rayncr—The point Is whether the con versation was between you and Commodore Schley. Mr. Rayner said he would object to th« presentation of the letter at this time, but not at the proper time. He said the proper time for this will be when Captain Cook is on the stand. Admiral Evans —I withdraw it. Mr. Rayner—l am perfectly willing you should submit it at the proper time. After some further colloquy the incident closed. What He Jotted Down. Thomas M. Dieuaide, the newspaper correspondent, when called to correct his testimony of yesterday, made a brief ad dress to his response to one of Admiral Dewey's questions. The question put by the admiral was whether he (Dieuaide) had heard Captain Philip give orders to back the engines when the two were on the bridge of the Texas during the battle off Santiago. Dieuaide had replied that he might have heard the order and h« might not. To-day he said in explanation of this statement: The next thing I heard was the range given, and just then the starboard twelve inch gun was fired almost fore and aft of th« ship. I jotted that and weut around to th« port side of the conning tower to B»e th« captain. He might have given several order* at about that time that I did not hear. Of course I did not note everything I heard. Yeoman Becker was then recalled and ■was excused after brief questioning con cerning the dispatches prepared by htm at Key West for Admiral Samp son for Commodore Sehley. H« again said that, according to his recol | lection, these dispatches were forwarded ! by the lowa and the Dupont, but said that 1 his statement was based entirely upon his memory. Commanded the Vixen. Lieutenant Commander Alexander M. Sharp, who commanded the converted yacht Vixen during the Spanish war, was the first new witness of the day. He tes tified that he first fell in with the flying squadron on the morning of May 24 off Cienfuegos. He said that the weather on the cruise from Cienfuegos to Santiago was squally but that it was not sufficient ly bad to interfere with the speed of the Vixen. The vessel had not, he said, been in urgent need of coal on May 26. "If I had been," he said, "and received orders to coal" I should have tried to do so, though it would have been an uncomfort able job, because the Vixen was a very small ship." Commander Sharp said that notwith standing he had been on board the Brook lyn several times, Commodore Schley had never discussed with him the retrograde movement toward Key West begun on May 28. Describing the service of the Vixen dur ing the siege of Santiago under Commo dore Schley, Comamnder Sharp said that he was placed on picket duty at the east ern end of the line on the night of May 29 and, continued this duty afterward. He was about two miles from the shore, h« said, and probably three miles from the mouth of the harbor. The entire fleet could not be discerned at night and the shore line could only be discerned as a black mass in the distance. Mr. Hanna—Could you have seen a vessel undertaking to pass out near the shore under those conditions? Commander Sharp—lf she had shown no