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The Great Singer's Father Answered
Final Summons Yesterday.
He AlTvay» Went to the Theater to
Hear "Kiu" Slnur "Lait Hose
Of Summer."
Seth Abbott, father of the late Emma
Abbott, the great prima donna, died last
night at Chicago, at the age of S4 years.
Seth Abbott was well known in Minne
apolis a decade ago. He came here abou.
1878 and was engaged in the reul estate
business all through the boom days, when
fortunes were made and lost in a night.
He lived in Minneapolis until IS9O. when
he left town as mysteriously as he had ar
rived a dozen years before. Even hi»
business associates who had been more or
less familiar with him in the old days,
heard almost nothing of him from that
day to this, when news of his death was
Hashed over the wire.
Among the older school of real estate
men who remember .Mr. Abbott are J. F.
Conklin. John Randall and E. W. Herrkk
of Temple Court. Mr. Ilerrick owned the
•>ld Academy of Music, which stood on the
site of Temple court, and was
burnedint heearly eighties. Mr. Couk
lln owned the old Grand opera-house.
They both call to mind the little oil
man—he was getting on in years in tho.se
days—who never faile dto "'strike them
for a pass" the week before his daughter's
annual engagement was announced.
MEms comin' next week," was his in
variable explanation, and he always got
a pass, which meant the best box in the
house for himself and friends.
He seldom went to the theater when
other attractions were billed, but he
didn't miss v performance while his gifted
daughter was singing -'The Last Rose of
Before coming to Minneapolis Seth Ab
bott was a country singing master, and I
he used to go the rounds through the j
western states giving concerts with little
Emma, whose young voice then gave
promise of its future possibilities.
She was well on the road to success
when he came to Minneapolis, and is said
to have furnished him with all the money
for his real estate ventures. He had little
faculty for making money. Like Colonel
Sellers, there was always "millions in it"
from his viewpoint, but he generally
stood to lose on the wrong side of the
Mr. Abbott was a great believer in Min
neapolis real estate, in proof of which
he platted Emma Abbott park, near the
L-yndale farm and Mendelssohn Park, near
Hopkins, property for which there has
been much demand.
Said Mr. Conklin to-day:
He thought the world of Emrua Abbott
and she thought the same of him. I believe
the happiest moments of her life were those
spent with the simple, honest old fellow
when she came to town. She allowed him
several thousand dollars during her life and
left him a liberal bequest at her death. He
had no idea of the value of money. I re
member that she always called him "pa."
When the drop came in real estate, Abbott
lost what little property he had, and I guess*
that discouraged him. Anyway, he left
town soon after.
Evidence of the State Almost Cer-
tain to Hold the Tankes.
Important Testimony Given by WlU
un-rt Who Wu Tanke'H Suc
cessor us "Hired Man."
Special to The Journal.
St. Peter, Minn., Oct. 23.—The witness
Willmert in the preliminary examination
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tanke, for the
murder of John Wellner, was the only one
on the stand this forenoon. He was under
cross examination and added little or
nothing to his direct evidence yesterday
afternoon. Testimony has been introduced
to prove criminal intimacy between Tanke
and the widow of Wellner. The evidence
bo far presented by the state is intended
to prove that Tanke or Mrs. Wellner, or
both, shot and killed Wellner. That Tanke
took a horse from the barn and fled to
Klosßner in time to catch a train to New
Ulm. That the crime was committed at
or about 8 o'clock on the night of Dec. 31
and not on the morning of Jan. 1 as sworn
to by Mrs. Wellner, and that the story of
the murder of Wellner and the subsequent
robbing by two strangers is disproved by
the testimony of Wild, corroborated by
others, to the effect that in the first light
snow that had fallen there were tracks
of only one man, and these were made by
a No. 8 overshoe, which were identical
with the overshoes owned by Wellner and
worn by either Mrs. Wellner or Tanke
on the night of the murder, such a pair of
overshoes having been found in the
home concealed under a lounge.
The attitude of the two prisoners in
court has attracted attention. Tanke
shows a slight nervousness, but aside
from this his composure is perfect. Mrs.
Tanke seems to be breaking down under
the strain. Particularly was this true
during the examination of the witness,
Willmert, who testified to the flight of
Tanke from the premises. Willmert was
employed at the Wellner home in the fall
of 1899 and in his testimony claimed
that Tanke and Mrs. Wellner were then
practically living as man and wife, al
though their marriage did not occur un
til almost a year later.
How to Tell the Geiiniue.
The signature of E. W. Grove appears on
every box of the genuite Laxative Bromo
■Quinlne, the remedy that curea a cold in 1 day.
Cheap Rates to California.
In the through tourist cars. Consult
Mlnnea-polis & St. Louis R. R. agents.
Foxy Qulller Mimic
At Metropolitan Music Co., 41-43 6th at S.
California Tourlat Cars.
To find out all about them, consult Min
neapolls & St. Louis Agents.
Every Exertion
a Task
There is failure of the strength
to do and the power to endure; a
feeling of weakness all over the
The vital functions are impaired,
food does not nourish, and the
whole system is run down.
A medicine that strengthens the
stomach, perfects digestion, invig
orates and tones is needed.
What Hood's Sarsaparilla did for Mrs. L. B.
Garland, Shady, Term., it has done for others.
She took it when she was all run down —with-
out appetite, losing flesh, and unable to do
her work. It restored her appetite, increased
her weight, and made her well and strong.
This is her own unsolicited statement.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Promises to cure and keeps the
promise. The earlier treatment i#
Vegun the better—begin it today
Plans of the New English Develop
ment Company.
Fund of l(«aBO.OOO la Available (or
Slump Mill and Other Ap
Special to The Journal.
West Superior, WU.. Oct. 23.—The local
officers of the American-Canadian Gold
Mining company have received from
London the prospectus of the company
formed there to develop the Alice A
property in the Seine river district. The
deal that has been, consummated after
many months of work Is one that will be
of much importance to the Seine river
gold fields. It means probably not only
the development of the Alice A property,
but the ultimate development of the other
properties in the immediate neighbor
hood which have been proved to be of
The new company that will develop the
property is the British Ontarion Gold
Mining company, limited. It is incor
porated under what is known as the "com
panies' act." The capital stock is 300,000
pounds, with 300,000 shares of stock of the
par value of £1 each. In the new com
pany are some very prominent British
The board of directors is composed of
Edward Coventry, chairman; Sir Francis
Blackwood, bart; Captain R. B. Needham,
R. N., and Colonel W. J. Engledue, late
R. E. The chairman, Edward Coventry,
is a corn factor of London and very
prominent there in business circles. Sir
Francis Blackwood is at the head of the
government postal savings bank system
of England. Captain Needham holds a
position in the Royal navy of the British
empire and Colonel Engledue, late of the
royal engineering corps, floated the Mi
kado mine at Rat Portage.
The success of the undertaking Is al
ready insured. The new company will is
sue but 100,000 shares of its stock at the
present time, and has already received
subscriptions for one-half that amount,
giving a fund of $250,000 for the stamp
mill and other things necessary. Accord
ing to the lease entered Into between the
British Ontario company and the Alice A
people, the new concern is required in
two years to have a stamp mill running at
a capacity of 200 tons a day at the
Colonel Hillyer, who has been in Eng
land on the proposition for a long time,
and is the first man to float a proposition
of this kind since the starting of the
Boer war, will leave for him Nov. 2. In
connection with the development of the
Alice A property, it is expected the water
power will be developed by another con
cern which will furnish power for the de
velopment of all of the mining proposi
tions in the vicinity of the Alice A.
Miss Harney Off for Jolo to Join
Her Soldier Boy.
Bat Reconsidered When They Read
the Love Missives Between
the Two.
Special to The Journal.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 23. —To show its be
nign disposition toward the little blind
god, the government of the United States
Is carrying Misa Anna M. Harney free of
all charge across sea and land to meet
her lover. Miss Harney is a true-hearted
little Otoe county girl and her sweetheart
is Assistant Surgeon Thornton, on duty on
the island of Jolo.
To meet the man of her choice Miss
Haraey sailed on the transport Thomas at
government expense, leaving San Francis
co, Oct. 16. There is no clergyman at
Jolo to tie the wedding knot. A priest
must either be brought from Manila, 650
miles to the northward, or the couple
must take the long trip to seek him. Miss
Harney does not know, but she has full
faith that the surgeon will find a way.
In keeping her faraway tryst the young
girl, still in her teens, met with many
obstacles. When she first presented her
plea through Senator Millard she was told
that such a journey was impossible; that
no civilian without military or govern
mental connection could take passage on
a government transport.
Miss Harney then made a second appeal,
overcoming her modesty so far as to lay
bare her romance before the cold eyes of
officials. Her story was transmitted to
Acting Secretary of War Sanger and Col
onel Bird, assistant quartermaster gen
The matter was duly considered and the
answer was in part favorable. Miss Har
ney's case was so unexampled, the offi
cials said, that she might safely be trans
ported without establishing an annoying
precedent. But there was a difficulty.
How was the department to know that
the young surgeon meant to keep faith
with his pretty Nebraska fiance? How
was it to know that its charge would not
be left helpless on its hands after travel
ing all that weary distance to the end of
the earth?
The questions seemed direct and cruel
insults to the waiting girl but they had
to do with the hard, actual conditions of
existence. The government could ap
prove no wild goose chasing; it must be
The distrust in the department's mind
seemed a fateful bar across Miss Harney'a
path. Her marriage once more faded into
a dim contingency for the remote future.
But a woman's wit finally found a way.
In her desperation she played her last
card and laid open her love letters before
the official eye. The high officials of the
department read the eloquent story of
Edward Thornton's love.
The young doctor urged his sweetheart
to come to him; to become his wife now
rather than wait through the years of his
foreign service. There were more terms
of endearment in the letters than the offi
cials had heard repeated since they them
selves were young. By good chance the
last letter devoted five pages to the details
of how Miss Harney might span the vast
space between, and reach Jolo.
Such a crescendo of love-making and ita
evident sincerity were too much for the
official poise. The officials accepted the
letters as prima facie evidence and were
convinced. They remembered their youth.
So Miss Harney was advised in cut and
' dried official phrase that her petition had
j been approved by the assistant quarter
| master general and the acting secretary
of war. The superintendent of transpor
tation at San Francisco would be advised,
the note said, of Miss Harney's desire and
: passage would be arranged for her on the
i Thomas. The adventurous young pil
grim is now on the Pacific ocean.
For the last two years Miss Harney has
! been employed as stenographer by the
; Western Farmer, a periodical issued at
I Omaha. She grew to womanhood in Otoe
! county, a comely Scotch lassie with a
! Highland father. This is her first ex
| cursion outside of the state.
Dr. Thornton was graduated with honor
two years ago from Creighton Medical
college in Omaha and at once secured a
military appointment. He comes of a
good family in this city.
Said to Have t'sed a Wrench.
Special to The Journal.
Tyndall, S. D., Oct. 23.—A young Bohemian
by the name of Hof, from the northwest part
of the county, was given a hearing In police
court before Police Justice B. H. Wood for
assault with a wagon wrench upon a young
man named Cowl. He was bound over to the
circuit court. Bail was fixed at J1.6U0. The
next term of court will meet in December.—
The clear weather has been utilized by farm
ers for threshing. Wheat runs from 10 to 18
bushels. The yield of corn is from 20 to 40
bushels.—Owing to an accident to the dynamo
in Mayor Boza's electric light plant, the city
has been in darkness for two or three nights.
'■■ »» ■"'■ -I
St. Louis Couple Circled the Globe
on a Tandem.
Abundant Material Here (or a Ned
Buntltne or Hitler Haward
Hmx* York Bun Bo*cl*l Smrvlom
Philadelphia, Oct. 23.—Mr. and Mrs.
James Hetzel, of St. Louis, who, over a
year ago, started on a globe-circling ex
pedition on a tandem bicycle, arrived here
on the steamer Waesland from Liverpool
yesterday. Mrs. Hetzel was sick and suf
fering from bullet wounds and was taken
to the German hospital. . „' ."'V-
Their trip around the world was made
on a wager. The Hetzels started on their
trip on April 1, 1900, Juat three hours after
being married. They sailed from New
York for Southampton, reaching that port
on May 2. . From Antwerp they made their
way on the tandem to Brussels, Cologne,
Munich, ' Vienna, Sofia, Damascus and
Cairo. ■; ■:*) ■••;■• y ;.;=.'_< ■v 5 ■
On entering Roumania, the couple were
attacked by bandits. Hetzel killed one
of their assailants. • They "were again at
tacked while in Egypt" by four Bedouolns
and before Hetzel could pull his revolver
Mrs.. Hetzel had been shot twice. Two of
the attacking party were killed by Mr.
Hetzel and the others fled. Arriving at
Alexandria, Mrs. Hetzel was taken to a
hospital, where she remained several
weeks. In • Cafferaria Mrs. Hetzel's
wounds broke open and she was again con
fined to a hospital. After her recovery
the couple got as far as China, but the
Boxer war thwarted their plans and they
were unable to finish in the required time.
They then started for home. Upon reach
ing Liverpool, they had only sufficient
money to pay the passage for one of them.
Mrs. Hetzel, therefore, came over in the
steerage, while her husband shipped as a
Evidences That Nome Once Had a
Tropical Climate.
Indiana Starve In Their Igloos—Much
Dust Secured at Candle
Special to The Journal.
Victoria, B. C, Oct. 23.—The steamer
Manauense has arrived from Cape Nome
and St. Michael with flfty-six passengers,
including several miners and traders from
Kuyokuk, Kuskokwin, Rampart, Eagle and
other points between the Klondike and the
Arctic. From Nome she brought news of
the finding of several monster nuggets,
the largost being worth $1,776, and from
the creeks of the adjacent mining country
came news of the discovery of an old
channel on Anvil, of rich finds on Candle
creek in the Fairhaven district, of the dis
covery of a buried forest of trees resemb
ling California redwoods, of a heavy storm
at Nome with the loss of the schooner
Prosper, and of efforts to locate the cir
culators of bogus gold dust by secret ser
vice agents. From the Kuskovin country
news was brought of the sad plight of the
starving Indians, and of reported finds.
Tales of gold also came from Koyukuk
and from Dutch harbor the steamer
brought news of the seizure of three Brit
ish sealing schooners for tresspassing
within the three-mile limit of the Priby
loffs. The names of the seized vessels
were not learned.
Included among the passengers were L.
L. Bales, a mall carrier, and E. W. Hogg
of New York, who are returning from a
trip made from Cape Nome through the
Kuskokwin district. They made an inter
esting collection of Indian curios and se
cures eighteen phonographic records of
the Shaman songs and chants of some of
the tribes. They tell a pathetic story of
the condition of the Indians huddled in
the groups of igloos found here and there
about that district. The Indians are dying
fast. In one igloo the travelers came upon
four Indians, three men and one Klootch
man, all lying dead; even the siwash dog
died from hunger with them. When pass
ing through one village near Bethel,
where there is a Moravian mission, as
many as eleven Indians died in one day in
the village.
The latest discovery at Cape Nome
which is engaging attention is the strike
on Candle creek. Here on this Arctic
creek rocker men have been taking out
large quantities of dust from the bed of
the stream and every man who has been
at work there has something to show for
his labor. Two men rocked out twenty
one ounces in five hours. Miners are tak
ing all the way from 10 cents to $2.60 to
the pan. Some pans weighing as much
as half an ounce were found. There are
about 100 men in the Keewalik country, in
which Candle creek flows. Candle is
about nine miles from the mouth of the
Keewalik. Other creeks are being pros
pected in the same neighborhood and a
stampede has occurred to the Buckland
News was brought to Nome of the
drowning of Alex Patterson, discoverer of
the rich Candle creek district. He was
drowned in Kotzebue Sound while pad
dling out to the schooner in company with
two Indians in a Peterboro canoe. He
moved to one side, upsetting the canoe.
The two Indians were saved. Patterson
went to Kotzebue, where he discovered
Candle creek, from Lead City, S. Dj, in
Miners from Rampart report that Glenn
Gulch, in that district, is turning out rich
and pans as high as $30 have been taken.
Belzy, Bearslee and Dillon are taking out
from $300 to $600 a day to the man. Glenn
Gulch is twenty-seven miles from Ram
part and was discovered last July.
At the mouth of Turner creek, in the
Nome district, a buried forest has been
discovered. Trees 100 feet long have been
uncovered, some in an excellent state of
preservation, and others much decayed.
The wood resembles California redwood,
and some of the trees are very large.
About this buried forest other evidences
are found pointing to the fact that at one
time this district had a tropical or semi
tropical climate. Elephants tusks, deer
horns and mammoth tusks have been
A big storm swept over Cape Nome on
Sept. 27, wrecking several vessels and
sending others ashore. Fortunately no
lives were lost. The schooner Prosper
was wrecked on Cape Lisburne. Captain
Stevens and crew of four managed to make
their way ashore and lived with the In
dians until picked up by the steamer Arc
tic and taken to Nome. The schooner
Abbie M. Deering, which returned but a
short time before from the Diomode Is
lands with sixty passengers who had run
short of food, was also driven ashore and
the government tug. Captain Warden, was
Improved Train Service.
Special to The Journal.
Red Lake Falls, Minn., Oct. 23.—Red Lake
Falls, is enjoying better train service than
ever 'before in the history of the city. A
regular passenger train runs in on the Great
Northern daily except Sundays, besides a
daily mixed train. Now the Northern Pa
cific has Instituted a fine service, arriving
from the east at 8:45 a. m. Arriving from
Grand Forks at 5:30, the train goes back to
that point at 5:30, making connections with
the east-bound train in the evening at Grand
Forks.—District court convenes Monday. A
heavy calendar Is expected.
Stops the Cough ~ \
and Work* Off the Cold.
Laxative . Bromo-Qulnine Tablets ■ cure a cold
Jn one day. No cure, do pay. Price 25 cent*.
Hard Battles to Fight if He Would
Go to Congress.
A stroiiK !■'cc iin it- That Spalding
Should Have HU Old Seat—
\\ inaihip's i'linltlon.
Special to The Journal.
Bismarck, N. L)., Oct. 23. —The recent
suggestion of the name of Jud La Moure,
the chief medicine man of the Pemblna
tribe of political Indians, has served to
draw a little of the enemy's tire, and un
cover some of the masked batteries the
Pembina statesman will have to go up
against when he shies his castor into the
congressional ring. One thing 5 may be
counted as certain and that is that that
element of the republican party which fol
lows the lead of Editor Winship of the
Grand Forks Herald will fight the nomina
tion of La Moure at every step. Just how
far that will influence results It is not
possible now to say.
The Winship element of the republican
party of the state has not had much to
do with naming republican tickets in the
past few years. It lost its tight at Grand
Forks in 1896, when Briggs was nominated,
although the result was a sort of corn
state has not had much to do with nam
promise, for the Winship men were able
to prevent the nomination of Billy Budge
for governor. Again at Fargo in 1898
Winßhip was.defeated as a candidate for
governor, and the same result ensued at
Grand Forks in 1900. La Moure did not
have his usual prestige in the Grand
Forks convention, and was glad to get in
and shut off the political ambitions of D.
W. Driscoll of Walsh county, by signing
with the combination while Driscoll was
consulting Winship as to what course was
best to take. There is no question that
La Moure, if he wants the congressional
nomination, and those who profess knowl
edge on the subject say he does, will come
down to the state convention with the del
egations from the counties in the northern
part of the state for ham, and a nice bunch
of delegates is a handy thing to have when
the making of combinations is going on.
The argument that the opponents of La
Moure are putting forth are that his nom
ination would shut out Spaldlng, who,
they say, deserves the place of second
congressman from the state, as he was the
choice of the people at the last conven
tion and lost only through the arbitrary
decree of the makers of the successful
Talking Baker for Governor.
Spalding will probably come to the
state convention with the delegation from
Cass county. Although there is a fight
in prospect between the Haggart and Ken
nedy forces of the republican party in
Cass, it is not believed that Spalding
will be dragged into it. It would be good
politics and good policy to give him the
delegation for congress, although that Is a
matter that will be decided by the leaders
of the opposing faction there. It may be
that Thomas Baker of Fargo will come to
the front as a candidate for governor, and
ask for the Cass county delegation. Baker
is a popular fellow, with a good record,
and his name has been mentioned fre
quently in connection with the governor
ship. Up to the present time, there has
been little said through the state with ref
erence to the governorship. White's rec
ord seems to be satisfactory, so far as
any expressions of opinion go.
There is no doubt that White would like
to break the "hoo-doo" that has so long
rested over the office of governor of the
state, and earn a re-election from the
people. The nomination next year will
be equivalent to a re-election, so that his
friends will be active at an early date.
It was said after the state convention
in 1900 that another time the Red River
valley would come Uo the republican con
vention united and wipe the "cow count
ry" off the face of the earth, politically.
Who is to be the Moses who will unite
the Red River valley and lead them to the
promised land is not plain at this time.
Already are heard the sounds of bickering
and they will probably increase as the
battle draws nearer.
The strong objections that have been
voiced from some of the valley leaders
toward La Moure is indicative of how
difficult it is to line up that section on
any political proposition. There are many
men of many minds and more ambitions
in the Red River valley, and the element
of the valley strength that- can soonest
combine with the remainder of the state
and put forth a combination for a state
ticket is the element that will get the
greatest share of the plums.
Slope va. the Red.
This is the secret of the success of the
•western part of the state in the past—
It has gone to conventions united and
I found the valley fellows divided, and has
taken quick advantage of the situation
to its own benefit. However, with the
growth of the western part of the state
| and the multiplying number of those who
I aspire to political leadership, the "cow
country" is in danger of encountering a
situation similar to that of the valley.
Alexander McKenzie has been the man
who has kept the slope strength undivid
ed and made it a power in state con
ventions. It. is predicted that another
I year there will be a split in slope forces
| and that McKenzie will not be able to
hold them together. If this should be the
case, the next convention will see the
prettiest fight in the history of the re
publican party, and the battle will be
•won by the best field officers. On the
other hand, if the Missouri slope goes to
the state convention undivided, it will
stand a good chance of hauling the usual
number of chestnuts out of the political
fire. For that reason, there will be a
strenuous effort to keep the slope forces in
line, until after the convention battle has
been fought.
There la a Chance of Improvement
Next Year.
If the city council will go a bit slow in
the matter of adding new electric and gas
lights to the already formidable list and
the lighting companies will do as well
or better in the way of rates next year
as at present, Minneapolis citizens will
probably get a trifle better lighting serv
ice in 1902 than they have this year.
Every light in the city, electric and gas,
is now out of service by 3 a. m., and after
that time there is Egyptian darkness un
til dawn. Burglars and night workeri
can ply their tasks for almost three hours
under ideal conditions.
Th» situation is not one to be com
mended except for its economy, says Gas
Inspector Roberts, but the condition of
the street lighting fund and the contract
with the lighting companies makes it im
possible to give any better service. The
present year's lighting appropriation is
$155,000. and a $2,000 hour per year
schedule is the best possible service that
can be given, with all lights out on moon
light nights. A few years ago the street
lighting fund was $170,000, and then there
was a 2,400-hour schedule la effect. Next
year's appropriation is $169,000, and the
chances are that unless the aldermen add
too many lights, the hours can be in
creased. In any event, Mr. Roberts Is
positive that during the next two months
he can better the service a bit.
Subscription!! Fast Approaching the
$5,000 Mark.
The Sewell fund is growing constantly,
notwithstanding that the money has been
turned over to J. E. Bell as trustee.
To-day The Journal received $64.53
to add to the fund. Included in this
amount is $37.10 from the mail carriers
and $22 from Hiawatha Council No. 25
and Nicollet Council No. 11, Modern Sa
maritans; also $5 from the Gamble Robin
sdn Commission company. While exact
figures are not at hand, the fund is fast
approaching the $5,000 mark, and with ad
ditional receipts raised by the various
(entertainments already announced it
should reach that sum without difficulty 1
Continued From First Pace.
court to-day for the purpose of correcting
their testimony, and after they had been
disposed of, another long list for to-day
was presented. The first of the new wit
nesses called was James H. Hare, who, as
a photographer for an illustrated weekly
newspaper, witnessed and made photo
graphs of the battle of July 3. He was
followed by William L. Hill, who was
chief boatswain on the flagship Brooklyn
during the Cuban campaign, and who had
especial charge of the work of coaling.
Other witnesses called for the day were:
Franklin T. Applegate, a gunner on the
Brooklyn; Major Paul St.C. Murphy, who
was In command of the marinea of the
flying squadron and whose headquarters
were on the Brooklyn; Lieutenant Com
mander C. H. Harlow, who was executive
officer of the Vixen and who wrote an
account of the battle of July 3, in which
it is claimed alterations were made be
fore it was officially published; Lieutenant
E. W. EJberle, who had charge of the for
ward 13-inch turret of the Oregon; Lieu
tenant A. A. Ackerman, who was in charge
of the after 13-inch turret of the Oregon,
and Lieutenant Rufus Z. Johnson, who
was signal officer on the Oregon and aide
to Captain Clarke.
Dispatch That Waa Never Sent.
Lieutenant Wells was among the former
witnesses called for correction of testi
mony. While he was on the stand his at
tention was called to a press copy of a
cipher dispatch dated May 24, prepared by
him for Admiral Schley. The copy waa
found in the commodore's press copy book
and Lieutenant Wells said he .thought he
had prepared it. He said, however, that
there was a pencil note indicating that
the dispatch had never been sent. He was
asked to translate .the copy and present
it to the court later. Captain Lemly ex
plained that the dispatch indicated a con
versation between .the witness and Com
modore Schley.
James H. Hare was the first new witness
to-day. He was a press photographer
during the Santiago compaign. He stated
that he was on the press boat Somers N.
Smith on May 26 or 27 and ,that she fell
In with the St. Paul.
Mr. Rayner—Did you have any megaphone
communication between the Somers N. Smith
and St. Paul?
Witness—Megaphone and mouth also.
Mr. Rayner—State what it was.
Witness—We asked the St. Paul if there
were any tidings of Cervera's fleet. Captain
Sigsbee said there was none; that Cerevera'3
fleet .was not inside Santiago and that Schley
had gone west
Mr. Rayner—ls there any particular inci
dent that impresses that upon your memory T
Witness—Yes, sir. On Sigsbee's assurance
that the fleet was not in the harbor we went
back to Key West to coal instead of to
Jamaica, and the first news we got there was
that Cervera's fleet was bottled up iv thu
That Loop Again Described.
Chief Boatswain William L. Hill, who
was a boatswain on the Brooklyn during
the summer of 1898, was called. He said
the Brooklyn was the best ship in the
fleet to coal. In his description of the bat
tle of July 3, the witness said:
Probably fifteen minutes after we started
the Spanish ships had nearly all gotten out.
There were three of them. I stood near
enough to touch Commodore Schley at that
time—within five feet of him—and I saw
that we were going into a pocket. The Span
ish ships had gotten out and the Vizeaya, the
second Spanish ship, had turned toward ua
and we were about to cross the line of fire of
our own ships. At that time the order was
given to port the helm. I heard Commodore
Sehley say "port" and the ship started to
swing to starboard. The helm was put over
hard aport, and she swung around on her
heel. The fire from our batteries never ceased
from the time we started to turn until the
end of the battle, when the Colon went
ashore. The guns were constantly being
The Texas was on our starboard hand and
fully a third of a mile from us. There was
never any question in my mind about strik
ing her. We did not come anywhere near
her. We did not cross her bow. Wo were
slightly ahead of her and turned in clear of
her. After swinging around we lined up
parallel with the Spanish fleet. In a few
minutes the Teresa went ashore, on fire.
Soon after the Oquendo went and then we
6lded up with the Vizcaya and kept with her
for ten or twelve miles. At this time there
was not a ship to be seen astern except the
Oregon, which was about a half a mile
from us. On this run with the. Vizcaya Ellis
was killed. There were fourteen or fifteen
of us standing together.
Cool and Humane.
The commodore asked in a matter-of-fact
tone: "What is the range?" Ellis raised the
stadimeter to his eye and as he did so a
shell took his head off. As he fell to the
deck, dead, young McCauley said. "Let's
throw It overboard." The commodore said,
"No, dun't throw that body overboard. He
died like a brave man, and I am going to
bury him like one." He directed me to look
out for the body. I had It wrapped In blan
kets, laid in the shade and that evening it
was gotten ready for burial.
The Vizcaya was putting up the best flght
of any ship there. She fought well and the
big shells were going over us and a great
many of us ducked.
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: These shells sounded like half a :
: dozen railroad trains under way. Aa :
: they were heard going through the air,:*
: down would go a head, but Commo- :
: dore Schley's head never bent :
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There was a great outburst of applause
in the courtroom as,in a dramatic way.the
witness recited this incident. Admiral
Dewey, for the first time during the ses
sions, found it necessary to pound his
gavel on the table and admonish the au
dience against such demonstrations. Con
tinuing his story the witness said:
He wa3 as calm, cool and collected as he
is at this moment. His only thought was for
his men. He called constantly as the differ
ent events occurred, saying: "Do the bullies
below know this? Do they know that thia
ship haß gone ashore and that ship has gone j
ashore?" His whole idea seemed to be that
he wa.nted the people below to know as much
about It as those of us on deck.
Mr. Hill said that before the Vizcaya
went ashore she had made a turn to ram
the Brooklyn. He was proceeding to say
that he knew this to be the ease because
an officer of the Spanish ship had told
him so, but this testimony was ruled out.
The witness said that he himself knew It
to be bo.
"11l Get Him Yet."
He said that at the time the Vizcaya
turned In the Colon was several hundred
yards ahead. Later, in the rhase of the
Colon, Captain Cook had put his head out
of the conning tower and said to the
commodore: "Don't you think we'd bet
ter close in a little?" '
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: The commodore replied: "No, :
: don't you see that point ahead? :
: Juat as soon as that fellow starts :
: to come out, I am going to head :
: him off. I'll get him yet. Damn :
: him, I'll follow him to Spain If I :
: have to. ;
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This testimony was given in clear and
distinct tones and was heard distinctly
throughout the large courtroom. Like a
previous statement, it was received with
a burst of applause, but the demonstra
tion was quickly suppressed by Admiral
Dewey, whose words of reprobation to the
audience were followed by a word of ad
monition from Mr. Rayner to the wit
The admiral rose and raised his hands
In deprecation of the demonstration; his
face was flushed, and he said: "Stop!
Stop! Let's have none of that."
"Give us the facts, simply," said Mr.
"These are the facts," replied the wit
~ The Court—Did the Texas stop and back
during, the < Brooklyn's • turn? -
■",•:.Witness— No, air.} I < saw', the Texas dis
tinctly : when the turn began, > and j during ;*ho
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Washington, Oct. 23.Admiral Dewey is
an ideal presiding officer, and since the
Schley court of inquiry began its sessions
the admiral has created a favorable im
pression, not only for his impartiality and
justness, but for promptness in his de
cisions and the manner in which he keeps
the business of the court moving. Never
I since the court met have the three ad
mirals constituting its personnel been
late. It has become a matter of comment
that the court meets after recess between
the two strokes of 2 o'clock, Admiral
Dewey appearing at the door of the court
at the first stroke of the hour, and call
ing the court to order as the second
stroke of the hour is Bounded.
Admiral Dewey follows the proceed
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even Admiral Schley, who Is familiar
with it in all its details. Frequently the
presiding officer becomes impatient when
technical arguments and objections are
made. He is anxious to get at the facts
without loss of time. At times he is
called on to preserve the peace, as the at
torneys lose their tempers and create con
Diplomacy ia a lost art when naval and
military matters are Involved, and when
he Is called on to interfere, the admiral,
blunt sailor fashion, Insists on the at
torneys proceeding in an orderly manner.
His orders are obeyed instantly, but the
lawyers soon begin quarreling again.
What exasperates Admiral Dewey more
than anything else are the arguments and
method of examing witnesses by Mr. Han
na, the Judge advocate's assistant. Mr.
Hanna frequently repeats questions and
Is promptly rebuked by the presiding offi
cer. Mr. Hanna generally talks in a
circle when making an argument, and
after finishing what he has to say is at the
same point at which he began. He often
repeats the same arguments day after
day, end recently Admiral Dewey has re
fused to hear them.
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the court moving, Admiral Dewey looks
after the comfort of his associates and
others who are in daily attendance. The
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times each day directs aa orderly to give
him the state of the temperature. If it is
too high the admiral orders the windows
and the doors thrown open to lower the
temperature and purify the atmosphere.
Notwithstanding the intensity at feel
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been reserved for the witnesses and the
corps of newspaper men who send out the
news of the inquiry. In one of these a
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during the lunch hour.Admiral Schley,
with a ham sandwich in one hand and a
mug of milk in the other, between bitos
and sips explains the points developed
which are not quite clear.
Counsel Rayner, Captain Parker, Judge
Advocate Lemly, Lieutenant Ward and
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