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PRICE TWO CENTS. APPOINTING SOUTHRONS President Roosevelt's Policy of Gratifying the South. FORMER ALA. GOVERNOR Jones Selected for Federal Judge in That State. SOUTHRONS EXPRESS PLEASURE Opinion That the Policy Will Fill Moat Offices in the South With Democrats. *•» York Sun Samclml Scrviom Washington, Oct. 7. — The selection by President Roosevelt of former Governor Jones, of Alabama, for appointment as a United States district judge in that state has brought forth many expressions of gratification from prominent southerners. Said Hilary A. Herbert, former secretary of the navy: Governor Jones is known at home as a man of sterling integrity, strong courage, marked independence and great ability. He is re garded as one of tho best lawyers in our state. Like Judge Chambers, who is my can didate for the federal Judgeshlp. Governor Jones li a sound money democrat. His views on the money question were known when he was elected governor, and his administration was exceptionally successful. He was vigor ous la the enforcement of the law, and on several occasions ordered out the militia to prevent the lynching of prisoners. He was outspoken in his opposition to Bryan in 1896, and I telicve he also was In 1900. In the recent constitutional convention he was a conservative and opposed to extreme meas ures. He fought against the article on suf frage in the shape In which It finally passed. While 1 would prefer to see Judge Chambers appointed, 1 think the people of Alabama will approve Governor Jones" selection. I do not think the appointment of any one man to a federal office in the south will have any ma terial effect upon the present organizations. The best people of the south will applaud the appointment of the best men available to fill the federal offices there, and either Judgo Chambers or Governor Jones would give more satisfaction* to the people than any republican the president could have found In the state. Representative Meyer, of Louisiana a democrat, in discussing the appointment of Governor Jones, said that he did not see how the president, if he sought to fill the federal offices in the south with competent men, could do otherwise than select demo crats. He added: There are some good, reliable, respectable competent white republicans in the southern states, but probably not enough to go round We have in our state the -lily whites," sugar planters who joined the republican organiza tion for business reasons, and there are scat tered In other states a comparatively few white* who are republicans for revenue only It is too early to say at this time just what the effect would be upon the democratic or ganization of a policy of the president to se lect the beat men available, for appointment to federal vacancies ■ without regard to party Such a policy would. In my -judgment, neces sarily result In most of the federal offices be ing, filled by democrats." To this the people would not object. ] It also would. make Presi dent Roosevelt extce-nely . popular in the southern states. June* Duly Appointed. Washington, Oct. 7.—The president to day appointed former Governor Thomas Goode Jones, of. Alabama, United States district Judge for the northern and middle districts of Alabama, to ftll the vacancy caused by the death of Judge Bruce. The president also appointed Charles Hartzell, of Colorado, secretary of Porto Rico to fill the vacancy caused by the pro motion of Secretary Hunt to the gover norship of the Island. It was announced authoritatively to day that President Roosevelt has selected Loomls Blalock as Internal revenue col lector for South Carolina to succeed the late E. A. Webster. The appointment will be announced shortly. slip Through" the net BI'RGHERS KJLCDE THE BRITISH But the Latter Are Steadily Drawing a Cordon Around Their Rnemle*. Dundee, Natal, Oct. 7. —During the prog ress of a big movement such as is now being conducted by General Lyttleton In the southeast corner of the Transvaal, the news consists mostly of a record of ttie movement of the Boers from farm to farm In their attempt to escape the cor don which is being drawn around them by the British troops. In the country In which the operations are taking place it is impossible to prevent groups of Boers from slipping through the columns. It is well known a large number of Boers can melt away in an almost Incredibly short time. On the present occasion it is to be feared that the burghers, though massed in a greater number than usual, will be alarmed by their experience at Fort Itala and will avoid further action. The main body of Boers, which remains under the leadership of Commandant General Botha, the Boer commander-in chlef, is within the cordon and is press ing north from the Zululand frontier . On the eastern frontier of Natal the danger of invasion seems to have been averted by the rapid movement of the British troops. Throughout the eastern Transvaal the scouts continually sight armed Boers. Most of these do not belong to any particular commando, but watch the movements of the British and are al ways ready to snipe from a safe distance when oportunity arises. COURTHOUSE BURNED Hanaon Comity. S. I).. Building and All RecordM v I,onh. Special to The Journal. Mitchell, S. D., Oct. 7.—The courthouse at Alexandria was destroyed by flre Sun day morning. All the records were burned. Origin of the fire is unknown. Tbte loss is $20,000. Accused of Poisoning 14 Persons New York fun Special Servlcm . Dayton Ohio, Oct. 7.-Mrs. Belle Wlmer, aged 47, four" times married and widowed, is locked in the city prison on suspicion of poisoning her widowed sister Mrs Emma C. Prugh. who died Sunday, Sept. 9. The death of the latter which took place within 48 hours from the beginning of her illness, was ascribed to KastrlUa Mrs. Prugh owned property valued at $4,000 and caused to be written a will in whioh «he bequeathed the property to her mother. Her sickness assumed such a violent form that she was incapable of signing the will, although a pen was put into her hand while she was dying. A postmortem disclosed the presence of arsenic and copper in the stomach and confirmed the suspicion that the woman died of arsenical poisoning. The coroner- Cl?! nV O ™™ a"*«a that at least: fourteen persons related to or associated with Mrs. Wltmer have met sudden deaths and in each instance the symDtoms war* taos» of arsenical poisoning. • 5,~~. : .\™. HANNA AS AN ENIGMA More Perplexing to Politic ians Than Roosevelt. WHAT WILL MARK DO? No Break in the Old Relationship Is Probable. PRESIDENT RE.» HANNA Should He Break With the Senator It Would Be a Political Blun der, It Is Held. .From The Journal Bureau. Itoom US, Po*i Building, Washington. Washington, Oct. 7. —To many of the practical politicians Senator Hanna is at present more of an enigma than the president. What are to be his relations to the new executive, and what his re lations to the republican national or ganization as the result of McKinley's death? The man who can answer these questions will satisfy the curiosity of a large element in both political parties. Thus far only fair words have been spoken on both sides. Mr. Hanna, in several interviews, in Cleveland, in Buf falo, and last of all, in Boston, has used the most complimentary language in re ferring to President Roosevelt, and the president, in his informal talks with White House callers, has been equally polite. Hanna has not been in Wash ington since McKinley's death, and this long-range fire of compliments, while very nice, is not entirely satisfying to some of the more skeptical folks. It is the general belief here of -well informed men that the interviews out j line the relationship that is to be sus i tamed between the two men. but this belief will be strengthened when, after : Senator Hanna's arrival on the scene, he resumes the position which he held under the administration of his dead friend. There are not wanting those who predict a downfall for Hanna, leading to his speedy retirement from politics and pos sibly from private life. This view, how ever, represents an extreme which has comparatively few indorsers. The large majority of men feel that there will be no break in the old relationship. This would be the obviously correct thing, both from the party standpoint and from that of the country as a whole. There is just enough of uncertainty entering into the situation to make it Interesting and to give rise to much Hanna "copy" in the daily newspapers. It is rather amusing In this connection to watch the drift of democratic senti ment in Ohio. It gives the cue for much Hanna talk that is being heard. As long as Mr. McKinley was alive and in the White House, Hanna was spoken of by Ohio democrats as the power behind the throne, as the most Important man in the republican party, as the republican Warwick who made and unmade men at will. Now these same democrats are re ferring to him, in tones of pretended sympathy, as the most powerless man In the nation, as having fallen from his high estate and became of no account in the great game of national affairs, and as being ready, through the keenness of his disappointment to resign from the senate and retire to private life. These two views show pretty clearly what the demo crats hope will take place in Washing ton. They hope there wil be a split be tween Hanna and Roosevelt, and that because of it an opening wil be made in doubtful states in time for the campaign next year, and that this opening will widen and pave the way for a grand demo cratic victory in 1904. No doubt both Hanna and Roosevelt know all about this, and are prepared to mdet the problem of their new rela tionship like men, for the best interests of the republican party and of the na tion. There is no personal ill will be tween them. Hanna's opposition to Roosevelt's nomination for the vice-pres idency at Phlladilphia was wholly imper sonal, and it reflected Roosevelt's own thoughts. There was no conflict of views between them. And now, that Roosevelt has stepped into the presidency. It is be lieved he will disappoint his democratic friends by adhering to the McKinley pol icy as to Hanna as well as to everything else. This is the belief in Washington but as already stated, there is just enough of uncertainty in the case to justify a good deal of speculation and stimulate political interest. Roosevelt would commit a serious po litical blunder If he were to break with Hanna, and it would be just as serious a blunder were Hanna to decline to meet Roosevelt half way In any plan that may be proposed for carrying out the Mc- Kinley policy of distributing the presiden tial patronage. Hanna was McKinley's political broker. He knows the leading republican politicians in all the states, knows their records, and to what extent they are entitled to reward for services rendered. Neither McKinley nor any other man in the country was so close to the organization, and so perfectly pre pared to adjust differences and make sug gestions when appointments were being considered. Roosevelt knows less about the details of the republican organziation than any man of prominence in the party, because he had come into prominence so recently,, and his training has been of a character to keep him aloof from the of flce-seeking classes. He could hardly Ke t along without Hanna's aid now and should he ask for that aid Hanna 'could hardly decline to extend it freely. That the men will get together on some such, basis as this is entirely probable. ROOSEVELT Senator Spooner's con- Ax-r, Terence with President AND Roosevelt last week was SPOONBR. White House In*lhe^evei ing, and before going to nis hotel talked over in a leisurely man ner the questions which are of most pres- MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 7, 1901. sing public importance. This visit was only one of a number of a similar nature which will be made the president, at his request, before any attempts are made to consider the lines along which the mes sage to congress shall be written. While Senator Spooner Is favorable to reciproc ity, it is believed here that he Is not willing to take the advanced position oc cupied by Representative Babcock, and that the Wisconsin delegation may be di vided over the Babcock bill, should it be made an issue in congress next winter. Obviously, Mr. Babcock would find him self crippled as 'the result of the failure of his state delegation to stand behind him. Stories have been published that he is getting ready to "quit," but thus far they have no foundation. From all that Babcock has said and done since his re turn from Europe, he intends to push his bill at the earliest opportunity. Senators from lowa, Illinois .Kansas and several other middle west states have assured the president that they «re in favor of the reciprocity treaties and are ready to do ill that they can to secure their ratifica tion. The fact that the west is favorable to these treaties, however, Is not new. It is from New England end the east generally that opposition will occur. It would be a good deal more to the point If senators from those sections would say that they were in favor of the treaties. NORTHWEST Indian Commissioner Jones had another confer- INDIAN ence with Secretary Hitch cock to-i_ay about Special MATTERS. Agent O'NelU's report on the rescale of the illegal cut of dead-and-down timber on the White Earth reservation. He still refuses to jive out any information about the report, tiowever, saying that he and the secretary will go over the entire matter when the latter gets time later in the week. The lommissioner would neither affirm nor aeny the statement in a dispatch from Washburn, Wis., intimating that O'Neill tiad found a greater illegal cut than Agent Parr did. He commended O'Neill for not Slving out any information about what he found and said that as soon as he and the secretary had considered the reports an afllcial statement would be given out concerning the whole dead-and-down op arations. Although Secretary Hitchcock has taken no formal action on Captain aHrding's case, there is a strong intimation that Harding will soon be forced to resign his jfflce of agent at Yankton, S. D. The sec retary has carefully reviewed all the facts In the case and given special attention to Captain Harding's defense and has found that the charges against him were proved ft is probable that Senator Kittredge and Captain Harding will be notified of tho secretary's action in a day or two. —W. W. Jermane. SDGAR FIGHT War Upon the Beet Industry to Be Extended to the West. Special to The Journal. New York, Oct. 7.—lt was stated in Wall street to-day that the fight of the American Sugar Refining company against the beet sugar industry would be ex tended to the northwest. It is under stood that a cut In Chicago and other points near there will be announced with in a short time. The prevailing price of 3% cents a pound for sugar in the west is said to mean a loss of 1 cent a pound to the sugar trust. The claim is made by the beet sugar interest that a part of the $15,000,000 stock issued by the Amer ican Sugar company will be used in con nection with its fight against the beet sugar interests. An official of one of the largest beet sugar concerns in the coun try states that the Havemeyer contin gent would agree to declare hostilities off if the beet sugar interests will sign a contract eliminating the refining branch of the industry. It has started to buy all the sugar it can get at Havemeyer's price of 3^ cents. AMEER GOES HENCE Reported Death of the Rnler of Afghanistan. Simla, Oct. 7.-It is reporte here that the Ameer of Afghanistan, Abdurahman Khan, is dead. "WHITE SLAVE" TRAFFIC Brussels, Oct. 7.-Though the congrew of "white alave traffic'. 1 now assembled at Am sterdam is due to priTßte initiative, the mat ter will soon occupy tn« attention of the [ European goveraiaeiiU. A NEUTRAL CANAL, B' GOSH ! TRADE WITH THE ORIENT A Big Problem, Says Senator A. J. Beveridge. PORTS MUST BE OPEN This Must Be Done Before Trade Can Be Extended. THE HOOSIER SENATOR HERE He la Returning Home After an Ex tensive In ventilation of Or iental Conditions. United States Senator Albert J. Bever idge of Indiana was a Sunday guest at the West. Senator Beveridge is on his way home from an extensive trip through the orient, including the Philippine islands. He returns still more greatly impressed with the importance of the orient as a future market for American products. In connection with plans for extending the foreign trade of this coun try, he says that the consular service should be improved. ' In an Interview, in which he spoke with much reserve, the Indiana senator said: The trade of America with' the orient Is the largest practical problem Immediately before the American people. Each year our surplus " increases. The important question always is how to dispose of the surplus. That determine everything else. In the future th« orient must aiore and more take the surplus of ihls country's products. But the problem to be solved is not alone a question of ex tending omr trade, but a question of keeping the ports of the orient open at all. Our consular service is an,lmportant con sideration. It Is a subject to which -I have given much investigation and thought. lam convinced that measures must be taken for the improvement of the service. I do not care at this time to go into particulars. Carefnl About the Tariff. Senator Beveridge was asked for an opinion on the views recently expressed by former Senator W. D. Washburn in reference to tariff revision and trust legislation. He said: I entertain for Sentor Washburn the high est regard and respect. I am naturally in clined to show the same regard and respect for bis opinions. S'nce arriving here I have not had the opportunity of studying the sen timents expressed by him, but intend to do so with much care. In the headline appear ing over his interview I see that there is a suggestion of the necessity of drastic meas ures. lam ijever in favor of drastic or rad ical measures. Our whole industrial civiliza tion is co delicate, and so inextricably is each Industry interwoven with every other, thai radical, drastic or violent measures with reference to any portion cannot but shock and disturb the whole framework. A wise, cautious, careful, though fearless treatment of public questions is the method of proce dure I prefer. As to the general subject o/ alterations In the tariff, I expressed my'views carefully and gave my reasons in a speech at Dcs "Moines last April, previous to my departure for the orient. Those views have been strengthened by my observations since that speech was deliver« 4. Ido not like the term "tariff revision." I prefer the term '•;ariff adjustment." As conditions change, the tariff should be adjusted to meat any change in conditions which promises to be perma nent. This should be done always with a view to extending our markets. The exten sion of American markets is the question of primary importance before American states men to-day. The trip on which Senator Beveridge is now returning included Manchuria. The senator refused to discuss the Man churian situation and also drew the line on all other questions of international politics. The senator was accompanied by his private secretary. Colonel AY. B. Roberts of Indianapolis, and Lars A. Whitcom, a member of the Indiana legislature and one of the rising young politicians of the hoosier state. Both geneltmen met him at Seattle. All three members of the party expressed great faith In the future of the northwest Senator Beveridge prophesies great things for Minnesota. The party left for the east last evening,, after paying their respects, late In the afternoon, to Bishop Joyce. OFF CAME THE TOES Lieut. Johnson Was Bound to Serve His Country. HIS COMMISSION IS ISSUED Medical Examiners Objected to De formed Toes and He Had Them Amputated. It remained for Walter H. Johnson to discover a new way of shedding his good, red blood for his country's sake. It was a somewhat startling proposition, but a second lieutenant's ■commisison in the reg ular army which has just been issVied to Mr. Johnson bears testimony to the ef ficacy of the plan employed. Lieutenant Johnson is a son of J. H. Johnson of the undertaking firm of John son & Landis. At the breaking out of the Spanish war he was in Company F, First regiment M. N. G. and went to the Phil ippines as a corporal in his company. When the Thirteenth was mustered out he had risen from corporal to first lieu tenant. He then received appointment as lieutenant in the Forty-second volunteers, and when that regiment was mustered out at San Francisco not long ago, young- Johnson determined to continue his mil itary career. With this in view, he made formal application for a lieutenancy in the regular army, and was a short time after wards called upon to take the examina tion. His military experience and his natural aptitude in many ways made the ordeal an easy one for him, but the mili tary branch of the government does not need officers as badly as it did a few years ago, and Johnson was held up by the med ical examiners. The slight defect, which had proved absolutely harmless through his previous military career, was in the shape of two deformed toes, one of the lesser members on each foot being turned under. "Gentlemen," he said to the examiners, "if you will not take a man with deformed toes, will you accept a man with eight toes instead of ten?" They laughingly as sured him that no toes were preferable to deformed ones, and supposed that they had heard the last of the applicant. The young man, however, was made of stern stuff, for he straightway sought out a surgeon and had the offending toes neatly amputated. As soon as the wounds had healed he reappeared beifore the examin ers and passed without a bit of trouble. The sequel is now announced from Wash ington in the shape of a dispatch stating that he (has been commissioned. RESCUING MISS STONE State Department Negotiating With Her Captors. Washington, Oct. 7.—lt is not probable that the kidnappers of Miss. Stone will enforce their ultimatum to-morrow, al though that was the .date named as the last day of grace in her case. The dan ger is by no means averted, however, and the most that can be said now is that there is a likelihood of securing a short extension of the time allowed for the pay ment of the ransom. The state depart ment is busying itself earnestly in this direction, evidently acting under the be lief that in two or three days the chari table people of the United States will make up the fund necessary to secure Miss Stone's release. It is evident that the officials are feeling more hopeful than they were of success. It is believed that negotiations are in process Indirectly with Miss Stone's captors. A dispatch from Boston says the fund has reached $43,955. THE DUKE AFIELD Royal Hunting Party at Poplar Point, Near Winnipeg. Special to The Journal. Winnipeg, Man., Oct. 7.—Sir Wilfrid Laurier, premier, arrived in the city Sunday accompanied by Joseph Pope, after a trip through to the coast with their royal highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York. The pre mier is a guest at the government house. The duke arrived at Poplar Point, a short distance west of here, yesterday afternoon, and he will, with Lord Minto and members of his suite, spend two days shooting ducks and chickens in that lo cality. Two Philadelphia chefs, experts at cooking game, have been brought to as sist in the royal kitchen. The party will leave Poplar Point and proceed cast Tuesday evening. I 12 PAGES-FIVE OTCfceCK. CLUMSY ERASURE OF VITAL WORD Fresh Investigation May Result From the Ma levolence Toward Schley Exhibited by Navy Department Judge Advocate Lemly Has Apparently Lent Himself to a Quibble Over an Obvious Fact Special to The Journal. Chicago, Oct. 7. —The Washington cor respondent of the Chronicle in referring to the Schley inquiry says that the at tempt of the navy department through Judge Advocate Lemly to raise a question as to the meaning of Sampson's use of the word "Santiago" in the "Dear Schley" letter, places the department in an em barrassing position in view of the pub lication of the following message from Sampson to the secretary of the navy, dated Key West, May 20, 1898: Referring to the department telegram of May 19.—fifty-eight cipher words beginning 'verberabam," after considering information contained therein, have decided in favor of plan adopted to hold position, Cienfuegos, with Brooklyn, Masachusetts, Texas, lowa, Marblehead, Castlne, Dupont and two auxil iary vessels. There are remaining the New York, Indiana and Monitors for Havana. There are remaining the Mew York, Indiana and Monitors for Havana. These latter are very inefficient and should not be sent from base. I have directed Schley to communicate with auxiliary vessels at Santiago and direct one of them to report from Mole or Cape Haytlen, then to Santiago and to report fur ther at Cienfuegos and Havana ac they con sider best. The plan may be changed when it becomes certain Spanish fleot at Santiago. This message is a part of Sampson's report to the department and is con tained on page 465 of the appendix of the ■bureau of navigation, executive document No. 2, containing the history of the San tiago campaign. It is hardly probable that Captain Lemly does not know of Us ex istence, and it is almost inconceivable that, knowing that Sampson sent such a dispatch to the secretary of the navy on the very day that he wrote the "Dear Schley" letter, he could have lent him self to a quibble over an obvious fact. When Was the Erasure Made? The foregoing dispatch also calls into question the time and place of making the erasure in the copy wf the "Dear Schley" letter which Lemly offered in support of his quibble on Saturday. There is no reason to doubt that the word "Cien fuegos" was the word that was erased, for two letters, "o" and "s," comprising the final syllable of the word "Cienfue gos," still show distinctly where the erasure was attempted. In writing San tiago over the erasure, whoever did that particular job, either failed to not» that the letters "C" and "S" remained or was of the opinion that the letter would not 'be vised close enough to enable some ibody else to note them. The malevolence exhibited by the antl- Schley clique of the navy department toward the gallant ol« victor of Santiago has been so apparent And thinly disguised that there will doubtless be an Immediate demand for a complete investigation of the history of the department's copy of the "Dear Schley" letter containing the erasure of the word "Cienfuegos" and the substitution of the word "Santiago" there for since it came into Jhe hands of the bureau of investigation. On its face the episode looks like a scandal of huge di mensions. Admiral Sampson is in Washington, hav ing taken possession of his new home on New Hampshire avenue. He is accessible only to a few friends. The admiral sel dom leaves the house and when he goes out he is invariably accompanied by some member of his family. While his physi cal health is understood to be good, he is not in his normal condition mentally. Those persons who have seen the admiral since he came to Washington say It is manifestly impossible for him to go on the witness stand. THIRD WEEK'S BUSINESS Lieat.Commander Hodgiou Describes the Battle Anew. Washington, Oct. 7.—The Schley oourt of Inquiry to-day entered upon the third straight week of its sessions. It had been expected that the navy department would be able to complete its presenta tion by the close of last week, but when the court opened to-day Captain Lenity's list of witnesses still contained almost a dozen names. Prominent among these is Captain Chadwick, who was Admiral Sampson's chief of staff and who was In immediate command of the flagship New York during the Santiago campaign. •* The program for to-day, including those called for correction of testimony, the names of two new witnesses and of two who have hitherto been on the stand. The new witnesses who were present when the court convened with the expectation ,of being callod to the stand during the day, were Captain W. M. Folger, who commanded the cruiser New Orleans dur ing the bombardment of the Cristobal Colon on May 31, in which that vessel participated, and Lieutenant M. L. Bris tol, who, as an ensign, was the watch officer on the battleship Texas during the Santiago campaign. Lieutenant Com mander Dyson also was present with the understanding that he probably would be recalled during the day to continue his testimony concerning the coal supply of Soldiers' Excesses at Peking Peking, Oct. 7.—The Chinese officials are considering the desirability of protest ing to the foreign ministers against the conduct of the legation guards. The soldier* continue to treat the Chinese like a conquered people. Groups of soldiers roam about the city, wearing their side arms, often intoxicated, maltreating he natives and com mitting petty robberies. A party of Americans recently looted a silversmith's «tor« securing several hundred taels worth iof property. The whole garrison was con- ■ fined to barracks until ; the guilty men were detected. The governor of Peking, has protested because foreign store keepers continue to occupy -buildings which they seized in 1900, regardless of ; their owners' wishes. The ministers will evict the store keepers from these places. . ■ It is becoming evident that some modus Vivendi must be established or the con ditions here will become Intolerable. •"', Notwithstanding the ministers policy of mod-, eration in erecting defenses, \ the': legaion: quarter presents the appearance of a • forti- \ fled city. The] British defenses, opposite the imperial city, i are particularly formid able, the Italian defenses, adjoining the British, have embrasures for cannon," a dee* moat protects the Gertnan section," and across the city wall the Germans have ereuw4 a ..tone fort for artillery •--.,.. the flying squadron when it first arrived off Santiago and its varying condition* of speed. Hodgson Goes On. The day's proceedings began with tba recall of Lieutenant Doyle and Com mander Rodgers for the purpose of cor recting their previous testimony, and when they had been excused, 'Lieutenant Commander Hodgson, navigator of the Brooklyn during the Santiago campaign, resumed the stand. This was his third sitting and when he began to-day's testi mony the judge advocate had not entirely completed his questions. There were still a few of the letters constituting the cor respondence between the witness and Ad miral Schley to be read and when they were concluded Captain Lemly and Mr. Hanna proceeded with their questions. When the reading of the Schley-Hodg son correspondence had been concluded. Captain Lemly asked Mr. Hodgsoa whether his denial of the colloquy be tween himself and Commodore Schley had ever been published. Hodgson re plied in the negative, saying that the lait paragraph of the letter of denial had not been printed. This paragraph re ferred to the enclosure of a newspaper clipping. * * Mr Rayner began his cross-examina tion by asking Mr. Hodgson whether the Marblehead had hailed the Brooklyn when the two vessels passed each other as the Brooklyn was on her way to Cienfuegos. The witness replied in the negative. The examination then turned upon the events about Cienfuegos and in reply to Mr. Ray ner s inquiry Mr. Hodgson detailed it at length. The witness, in response to a request from Mr. Rayner, continued hia description of the naval battle of July 3, from the point, where he had dropped that description at Captain Lemly's re quest while he was on the stand Friday. In this connection he said: Brooklyn Did Her Beat. The Brooklyn did a»l ahe could. She got into action Just as quick as steam could carry her there. We commenced firing a» soon as the first gun ou the port bow would bear, and w« kept the port battery firing un til she turned with port helm though the arc using the aft guns until we got all the star board guns to bear. We got around as quickly as we could with port helm until we almost paralleled the course of the leading Spaniah vessel, when the helm was eased and tha ship steered a course parallel with the Vls caya, which was then the leading vessel al though the Maria Theresa was probably further to the westward than the Viscaya, She was standing at an angle into the shora. When we got around the smoke was so densa nothing could be seen of anything in tha rear of us. The three Spanish vessels we then engaged were the Viscaya, the Colon an* Oquendo. The Viscaya was about 2,500 yarda on our starboard* bqat; the Colon was prob able a little forward of the starboard beam; the Oquendo was abaft the starboard beam We continued fn that direction, when I re marked to Captain Cook that it £eemed rather lonely in us out there. He was in the conning tower. He asked: "Why?" I M id we wera all alone with the three Spaniah vessels and that it seemed that it depended upon us to knock them out. At that time the smoke was so dense I could not see anything and I supposed that, the Now York being away, the Brooklyn was steaming ahead of tha slower vessels. He stepped out of the con ning tower and exclaimed to me: "What's that off our starboard quarter?" I looked la that direction and saw the heavy bow of a ship and said: "That must be the Massa chusetts." He said: "No, it cannot be tha Massachusetts. She had gone to Guatanamo. It must be the Oregon,' 'and he remarked: "God bless the Oregon!" I said: "Well, 1 am very glad to see her." The Oregon was at that time about four or five hundred yards off our starboard quarter at full speed. We continued in that position until the Brook lyn began to get up steam. She was never that close to us again as I remember. Tha Oquendo very shortly fell out and wtnt ashore. The Colon gradually drew ahead and also went ashore. Chased Ashore. I remember very well the time that the Vi« qaya blanketed her from our fire. Thia chase was continued in that direction until, when off Acereadoras, the Viseaya ported her helm and ran in shore. The Colon at this time had gained speed and wu in shore some seven miles. After paining the Via. caya we steamed ahead and ceased firing. The men were allowed to come out of tha turrets one at a time to get a breathing spell, although of course, all guns were manned and everything ready, but the gaining upoa Colon was very slow. In fact, she gained ap parently on us. This was about 11:16, whan the Viseaya stood in for Acereadoras. Tha) chase was continued then after the Colon. I knew It must be six or seven miles away until we gradually began to gain. I remem ber at one time telling* Commodore Bchley that it was within about 13,000 yards and my recollection Is he told someone to signal the Oregon to try one of her "railroad trains." At any rate, shortly afterward the Oregon fired one of her 13-inch shells, which fell short. Then we tried with 8-inch shells and they fell short. The Oregon was signalling to us the fall of our shot and^we signaled to her the fall of her shot. We continued occasion ally to fire, the Oregon her 13 and S-lnch