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Two Views SL Hanna Question
Ohio Men Say the Senator
Will Retire.
War Department a Close Corporation
of New Yorkers.
He Increases and t'orbin Decreases
With the Change of Ad
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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.
Some Popular Misconceptions
The Latter and Not the Former Did
the "Running" Business.
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.
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: 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. :
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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
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, (
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Hanna Will Have to Whistle Some Time for a Breeze to Fill This Sail.
Triennial Convention Begins Work
at San Francisco.
As I/anal, the First Day's Proceed
ing* Are Entirely Pre
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
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.
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
Big Masked Mob Lynches a
James Edward Brady Dies for
Assault on a Child.
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
"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.
The F< rer There Are the More
Damage They Do.
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.
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.
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.
Welcomed to lowa by Gov
ernor Shaw.
History of the Organization Re
viewed by Pres't Lockwo.od
Chicago Crowd Make an Impression
—A Drive About Town Thin
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
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.
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
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
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.
Admiral Modifies Some of
His Testimony.
His Counsel Will Admit Letter at
the "Proper Time."
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«
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
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
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
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

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