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TIE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
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

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