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Dry, moist, scaly tetter, all forms
of eczema or salt rheum, pimples
and other cutaneous eruptions pro
ceed from humors, either inher
ited, or acquired through defective
digestion and assimilation.
To treat these eruptions with
drying medicines is dangerous.
The thing to do is to help the
system discharge the humors, and
strengthen it against their return.
Hood's Sarsaparilla permanently cared J.
G. Hines, Franks, 111., of eczema, from which
he had suffered for some time; and Miss
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ples on her face and back and chafed skin on
her body, by which she had been greatly
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noon at 6 o'clock. If he desires a priest
one will be permitted to remain with him
until the end. An extra guard will bo
added to the regular for to-night. At
6 o'clock the assassin will be awakened,
if he Is asleep, and told to prepare for
death. He will be given his breakfast,
While he Is eating it the persons who are
to witness the execution will enter the
chamber of death. There will be twenty
six witnesses.
At 7 o'clock the assassin will be brought
In through the great iron door connecting
the house of common prisoners and the
death chamber. The warden or his chief
deputy will cad the way and two keepera
will come behind him. Back of these two
will be the assassin, flanked on either side
by a guard wlio will hold him by the arm.
If there is a priest, he will walk just back
of the assassin. Two other keepers will
bring up the rear.
As soon as the party is inside the great
door, it will be shut so that the other
condemned men may hear no sound from
the death chamber. The assassin will be
hurried to the chair and strapped in by
experts who understand their business.
The Deadly Current.
The electrodes will be attached to his
arm and leg. Before the metallic cap is
put on he will be given an opportunity to
speak, if he desires. It is not probable
he will do so. The current will then be
turned on.
The brother of the assassin has com
pleted arrangements to have his body tak
en to Buffalo and cremated there. The
father of the assassin has expressed the
desire to have the body of his son brought
to his borne in Cleveland. The brother
and brother-in-law of the president's
murderer paid a local undertaker ye&ter
day for preparing the body for shipment
to a Buffalo undertaker named Brady,
who will arrange for its cremation. The>
officials of the crematory at Buffalo tele
graphed their willingness to receive the
body of the assassin. After the autopsy
following the execution, the body will be
turned over to the brother and brother
in-law. It will be placed in a plain pine
box and shipped to Buffalo on the night
train. It will be incinerated on Wednes-
The brother of the assassin was very
practical in arranging for the disposition
of the latter's body. He bargained with
the local undertaker in a spirited manner.
He said that the money for the shipment
of the body and the cremation had been
contributed by friends of the family.
The brother-in-law of the assassin,
Waldeck Bandofky, applied at the prison
for permission to see the assassin. It was
not granted. He was very indignant
about the matter. He and the brother of
the assassin sat in a Polish saloon most
of the day talking about the execution.
They will be at the jail gate while the
execution is taking place. Bandofky said
to-day he would not mind seeing it.
Superintendent of Prisons Collins will
not reach Auburn until this afternoon.
The warden of the prison, J. Warren
Mead, is confined to his room suffering
from a severe cold. It was reported on
the streets that the warden, who is a very
nervous man, had been attacked by some
nervous disorder brought on by the ex
citement incident to the preparations for
the execution of the president's slayer.
No Cbftuge In the Demeanor of the
Doomed Wretoh.
Auburn, N. V.. Oct. 28.—The officials of
Auburn prison to-day began final prepara
tions for the execution of Leon F. Czol
gosz. Warden J. Warren Mead, who has
recovered from his recent indisposition,
to-day conferred with Electrician Davis
and the keepers and guards who will as
sist In the execution and the program was
carefully gone over. Warden Mead has
selected his assistants from among the
prison employes who have had the widest
experience in executions. It is under-
Btood that the prison officials will use
every precaution to prevent Czolgosz from
talking in the death chamber, it being
their desire that anything he may wish
to say be said in the condemned cell.
The prisoner's attitude is reported as
unchanged. Apparently he does not desire
to see anyone and declines to talk except
in monosyllables. For two days a
brother-in-law of the condemned man has
been seeking permission to see him. In
order to have him identified, the warden
went to the prisoner and asked him if he
could describe his brother-in-law. He re
"I did not see my sister married and I
don't know the man."
"Would you like to see him?" he was
"No, I don't care," was the reply.
"He wants to be lot alone," said Warden
Mead to-day," and we let him alone. The
prisoner is unchanged in demeanor and
To-night, after 6, when the death war
rant has been read, a guard will be placed
in the cell with CzoJgosz. In that portion
of the prison four other condemned men
are kept and they have been partitioned
off from Czolgosz's cell by an iron screen.
The extra guards on duty at the prison
gates will be maintained until after the
execution to-morrow morning. The guards
will be doubled merely as a precautionary
measure and not because there is reason
to believe the extra men will be needed.
The police of the city are co-operating
with the prison officials and keep a close
watch on all persons entering the city.
Ouards and police keep a close watch on
State street, upon which the main en
trance and prison wall front.
Warden Mead has thrown still another
safeguard around the prisoner to prevent
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any miscarriage of the plans formulated
for his execution. He has directed the
death watch to insist that any general
conversation which the prisoner may have
with a visitor be carried on in English
and be held within the hearing of a guard.
The one exception of the ruling is in case
the prisoner makes a confession to one of
the Polish priests. In that case the guards
will withdraw out of hearing, but not of
sight, of the prisoner.
Czolgosz's brother, Waldek Czolgosz.
and brother-in-law, Waldek Thomas
Bandowski, did not see the prisoner this
morning. Waldek Czolgosz appeared in
front of the prison very early, but made
no request to see his brother. He walked
up and down in front of the prison and
ooce or twice stopped at the gate and
peered through. He did not seem partic
ularly worried. Bandowski asked to see
the prisoner, however, and was refused
admittance pending the arrival of Super
intendent of State Prisons Collins at 3
this afternoon.
In addition to Czolgosz's lack of in
terest in a visit from his brother-in-law,
the prison officials had another motive in
delaying the matter. They have a sus
picion that Bandowski is using his rela
tionship to the prisoner in behalf of in
dividuals who are said to have paid his
expenses. If this fact can be established
to their satisfaction Bandowski will
speeflily forfeit any right to recognition
and admittance.
Waldek Czolgosz has made no formal
request for the body of his brother. He
merely discussed the question in a gen
eral way with the warden. Bandowski
is the author of the plan to take the body
to Buffalo for cremation.
State Controller Knight to-day tele
graphed Warden Meade declining the in
vitation to act as foreman of the jury
that will witness the execution. It will,
therefore, be necessary to select an
other foreman, and that will be done this
afternoon. State Treasurer John Jaeckel
will probably be asked to take the fore
I Woman'i Idea of Perpetuating; the
Assassin's Memory.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Oct. 28.—Should the public re
spond to her request for contributions to
build a memorial to Leon F. Czolgosz,
Miss Henrietta Tice of this city will go
farther than erect a mere mausoleum to
his memory and will build and run a cheap
boarding house for workingmen. She has
changed her mind, and now believes that
a cold marble slab is not a fitting testi
mony to what she terms his "warm and
lovable nature." Miss Tice styles herself
a "revolutionist," and would upturn the
entire order of government to obtain a
state of free society. She considers Czol
gosz a protesting human sacrifice to the
present order of the human race. Her
neighbors say that she spends her time
reading socialistic and anarchistic litera
Czolgosa la Already Literally Dead
to tin- World.
Auburn, N. V., Oct. 28.—The time tha.t
Leon F. Czolgosz, assassin of President
McKinley, has to live is reckoned by houra
now, but there has been no relaxation of
the Btringent rules under which the pris
oner has been secluded since his confine
Auburn prison was closed yesterday to
any who sought the assassin and so it will
remain until the prisoner has paid the
penalty which the law exacts. In fact
the plan to deprive Czolgosz living of any
notoriety has been extended to deprive
Czolgosz dead of notoriety.
Immediately after the execution the
clothing of the murderer, with the vast
accumulation of mail that came to the
prisoner will be burned and if possible the
request of the parents of the dead man
for his remains will be evaded.
It is feared that the removal of hii
body to Cleveland would lead to scenes of
an unfortunate nature and the prison offi
cials are anxious to avoid anything of
the kind. The plan of burning the cloth
ing and letters of the murderer will pre
vent the exhibition of relics by those who
pander to the morbid.
The hour of 7 on Tuesday morning is
the time set by Warden J. Warren Mead
for the execution.
The chair in which Czolgosz will sit to
receive the electrical sihock was examined
and tested yesterday by State Electrician
E. F. Davis.
The death warrant has not yet been
read to the prisoner but it is believed it
will be this afternoon.
The firm purpose.of Superintendent Col
lins and Warden Mead to avoid even the
appearance of sensationalism in this case,
is demonstrated by an incident in con
nection with one of the principal wit
nesses. Dr. Carlos F. McDonald of New
York city, a former president of the state
lunacy commission, is to be the principal
attending physician at the execution.
He was one of the alienists who exam
ined Czolgosz In Buffalo and pronounced
the prisoner sane. A few days ago Dr.
McDonald had a talk with Superintendent
Collins and asked him to allow him, after
the autopsy to take the brain to New
York city for examination. Mr. Collins
said to him:
"Doctor, I have planned to make this
execution an example of mystery that will
forestall any attempt at sensationalism, I
cannot allow anything to go away from
the prison that will in any way continue
this man's identity for notoriety. You
may stay at the prison for a week if you
will and examine any portion of the an
atomy you please, but my present plan is
not to allow any portion of the man, his
clothing or even the letters he received,
to leave this place."
The plan of Superintendent Collins is
heartily acquiesced In by Warden Mead,
and it is understood that an unrepealed
law has been found that will allow the
warden to refuse any request for Czol
goaz' body from even his relatives, and
will give the warden the privilege of dis
position of it.
In that event within two hours after
the execution, unless Dr. McDonald cares
to make an analysis of the brain, Czol
gosz' body, clothing, letters and every
thing reminiscent of the assassin will be
buried in quicklime, and the clothes, let
ters and packages will be consumed by
Thig is not all. Warden Mead, with Su
perintendent Collins' approval, has de
cided that for the next thirty hours pre
ceding the execution of Czolgosz not one
word of hi 3 condition or actions shall be
given out from the prison.
In other words, the man, beginning from
midnight, is practically dead, so far as the
public is concerned.
When his death is accomplished Warden
Mead will give out a brief statement of
the prisoner's last hours, including any
confession he may make. The result of
the autopsy will also be given out by
the warden.
His Father's Last Meißage.
Cleveland, Oct. 28.—This is the last
message from the father of Leon Czol
"Tell Leon that I hope that he may
rest in peece; that he will become recon
ciled to God and will meet his end brave
ly. Tell him that as much as I and all
of our family regret his most unhappy
plight, that we can do nothing to inter
fere, that he alone is responsible for his
unfortunate position, and that he must
meet his punishment as a consequence."
Special to The Journal.
Chaska, Minn., Oct. 28.—At Mayer, this
county, last night, Henry Seheidegger, aged
14 years, was accidentally shot by his broth
er. The wound is just over the heart and
may cause death, though hopes at recovery
are good.—The county commissioners are
meeting in special session to audit the bills
contracted at the recent term of court
Special to The Journal.
Miller, S. D., Oct. 28.—Warm thunder
showers, decidedly unusual at this date, are
prevailing over this section.
How to Tell the Genuine.
The signature of E. W. Grove appears on
every box of tne genuice Laxative Bromo-
Quinlne. the remedy that cures a cold in 1 day.
In His Testimony Schley Turns the
Other Cheek.
i upi. l.eiul). Croßß-Exanilnlnfr, Tries
to Make the Beat of Hli
Case PoMMlble.
Washington, Oct. 28.—When the Schley
court of Inquiry resumed its sittings to
day Admiral Schley took the stand, and
after being reminded by Admiral Dewey
that he was still under oath, continued
his testimony. When he left the stand on
Friday his examination in chief had been
almost completed and when he resumed
to-day it was with the understanding after
a comparative few questions had been
asked by Mr. Rayner he would be placed
in the hands of Judge Advocate Lemly
and Mr. Hanna. Mr. Hayner's questions
were again directed toward throwing light
on the disputed points in controversy and
most of them concerned conversations
which various witnesses from the navy
department had reported as having had
with the admiral. Before the adjourn
ment of Friday he had asked him about
the majority of these conversations. The
admiral's versions of interviews varied
considerably from those of the other
parties. The cross-examination is evi
dently intended to cover an extended pe
riod of time.
Admiral Schley resumed his testimony
about 11:10 o'clock. Mr. Rayner's first
question related to an incident testified
to by Lieutenant Grant of a melee the
ships got into on the way from Cien
fuegos to Santiago when they met a sail
ing vessel.
The admiral replied that he had an
indistinct recollection of the incident. He
said that whenever the squadron stopped
it was always in conformity with signals
previously made. "If there was any mix
up aa testified to," he said, "it must have
been as the result of carelessness of the
officer of the deck in not carrying out the
signals from the flagship."
Reverting to May 31, the day of the
recoinnasance, Mr. Rayner asked witness
if tie recollected any signal from the
Massachusetts to the squadron not to go
in any closer.
"I cannot recollect that signal at all,"
replied Admiral Schley. "It would have
been, of course, unnecessary in view of
the fact that no vessel, could have left
the line without permission of the flag or
the commander-in-chief."
tienerom to Kvaiis.
Mr. Rayner then asked Admiral Schley
regarding alleged conversations with Ad
miral, then Captain Evans, on July 4 or
5, The witness replied:
I did have a conversation with him, but I
do not remember whether it was on the 4th
or tfrh. I would say of Captain Evans, as I
have said of all the others, I do not believe
he would willingly misstate. I think his
recollection is at fault. He did have a con
versation with me In relation to shooting the
bow off of one of the torpedo boats and tae
stem off another, and putting his helm star
board and raking one ship and then aport and
raking another. My recollection now is that
preliminarily he said to me, "Did you see
Jack Philip start to run away?" and I said,
no, that he was mistaken; that it was the
Brooklyn that made the turn, and I asked
him if he did not see the tactical necessity
for it.
Mr. Rayner then called the admiral's
attention to the testimony of Admiral
Taylor, who, as captain, commanded the
battleship Indiana during the battle off
Santiago, and Captain Dawson, who com
manded the marines on that vessel, that
the Brooklyn, when she made the loop,
went southward a mile or a mile and a
half. Replied the admiral:
They are absolutely mistaken. The Brook
lyn did not pass southward of the line except
the distance, perhaps, of her tactical diame
ter, which surely was not greater than 600
yards, and from that time she steered a
course parallel to the Spaniards, and I do
not think we were over 2,300 or 2,400 yards
at any time from the Spanish line. I say em
phatically that the Brooklyn did not run
south, and any statement to the contrary is
a mistake.
Witness stated in reply to a question
from Mr. Rayner that when he started to
the westward from Santiago he left the
St. Paul at the latter place.
All His Papers.
Admiral Schley then told of how his
papers were boxed up by his secretary for
transmission to the department, as the
regulations require. About this time he
went to Porto Rico as a member of the
Porto Rican commission, and this box was
put on the steamer, together with his bag
gage. The box finally reached Washing
ton and was opened for the first time,
witness desiring to see if the papers were
complete. He turned the box over to the
department about Feb. 6. He estimated
that this box contained all his papers ex
cept the document he had turned over
to the court, namely, a copy of the No. 7
The admiral then, by permission of the
court, reverted to his narrative of Fri
day and spoke of the hits of the Spanish
squadron. The Brooklyn, he said, was the
only ship carrying 5-inch guns. A record
of the hits received by the enemy showed
that 36 per cent of the hits scored by the
American fleet came from those guns on
the Brooklyn. The Brooklyn received 30
of the 42 hits from the Spanish fleet, or
about 70 per cent.
Cross-Examination Begins.
With this statement he concluded his
direct testimony and the judge advocate
then began the 'cross-examination. He
was asked first about the consultation
with the commanders at Hampton Roads
before the flying squadron sailed to the
southward. In reply, Admiral Schley said
that Captains Higginson, Jewell, Sands,
Cook and Marx were present. He said
they had discussed the order of battle in
case the Spanish fleet was met.
Judge Advocate —Was there any other con
sultation with the captains?
Witness —Yes, off Santiago, for the purpose
of forming the formation of the blockade and
method of attack in case we met the Spanish
J idge Advocate —Was there any prescribed
order of battle in writing?
Witness—l did not consider it necessary.
We would fight the ships by signal.
Judge Advocate—Was there time to place
the order of battle in writing?
Judge Advocate—Do not the regulations
prescribe that the order of battle shall be
reduced to writing?
Witness—l do not recall.
The judge advocate then questioned Ad
miral Sch'.ey as to the identity of Cubans
who had informed him at Hampton Roads
that the portion of Cuba west of Havana
and Cienfuegos was well held by the Span
ish soldiers. He replied that he could
not give the names, that they were Cu
bans who had come .to him as commander
of the flying squadron to give him that
He was then closely questioned as to
, who was present in the cabin of the New
York at Key West when he talked over
the campaign with Admiral Sampson.
Admiral Schley replied that Captain Chad
wick had been present part of the time.
Judge Advocate —When was this?
Witness—On May 8.
Judge Advocate—Did Admiral Sampson ex
hibit to you any or all the instructions he had
from the navy department?
Witness—No. He simply spoke of hlg con
fidential instructions from the secretary of
the navy.
From Key Weit to Clenfnerow.
Witness said he and Admiral Sampson
talked of many things. It was a rather
long conference and he reiterated that he
could not recall whether Captain Chadwick
was present all the time. He then jumped
to the communication the Marblehead con-
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veyed to Schley by the Eagle while the fly-
Ing squadron was on its way to Cien
fuegos. The admiral said that the mes
sage was that there was no news of the
Spanish fleet. The judge advocate then
asked Admiral Schley if he regarded as
expeditious the journey of the squad
ron from Key West ,to Cienfuegos
in view of the instructions to es
tablish the blockade there with as little
delay as possible, cruising as he was in
squadron against a current. The admiral
replied that he did. The judge advocate
then asked about the speed from Charles
ton to Key West to snow that the speed
from Key West southward was not so
great. He asked why at one stage the ad
miral had signalled to the Massachusetts
that if she could make ten knots it would
be sufficient. The admiral replied that
after three years it was pretty difficult to
tell just why a particular signal had been
made when there was nothing startling to
fix it.
Judge Advocate —Your speed was two knots
less from Key West to Cienfuegos than from
Charleston to Key West?
Witness —Apparently.
Judge Advocate—Why, at 2.45 p. m., May
21, according to the log, did you slow to
four and one-half knots?
Witness—l think it was on account of a fira
aboard the Scorpion.
Judge Advocate— Why did you stop at mid
night May 21 before your arrival at Cien
Witness—We were ten or twelve miles from
the height in the land where the mouth cf
the harbor of Cienfuegos was and we stopped
until daylight. I did not care to arrive tbeie
in the dark. (
Captain Mct'ullu.
Admiral Schley was asked why he did
not personally communicate with Captain
McCalla when he met the Marblehead on
the way down. He replied that he saw
the auxiliary coming down from the Mar
blehead to communicate with him. It was
Captain McCalla's duty if he possessed
important information to communicate it.
Judge Advocate—Was it the duty of the
senior officer to call for report or the Juniors
duty to volunteer it?
Witness—The Junior officer invariably vol
unteers such information.
Judge Advocate—Did Captain Chester in
form you that Captain McCalla, who came
aboard the Cincinnati, had lately been at
Cienfuegos in communication with the in
Witness said he had had no conversation
with Captain Chester about the methods
of blockade. The conversation dealt ra
ther with habits and usages of the block
Judge Advocate—Did you learn from Cap
tain Chester or Captain McCalla that several
gunboats were reported at Cienfuegos?
Witness—l heard that in Key West. It was
the general report there.
Judge Advocate—What official Information
and instructions did you get at Key West
from the commander-ln-chief?
Witness—His orders, of oourse, to proceed
and the conversation I have detailed with
Witness said he thought he could tell
why the department issued its order re
garding the protection of ships from land
batteries, when Captain Lemly objected.
The court decided that they did not care
for this. The witness said he was on
board the New York, as well as he could
hemember, at that time from a half to
three-quarters of an hour. Mr. Hanna
then read two dispatches from the de
partment dated Washington, May 16, re
garding the reported presence of the
Spanish fleet near Curacao. Captain
Lemly asked witness if he was familiar
with these dispatches when he had his
conversation with Admiral Sampson.
"Admiral Sampson merely mentioned
them to me," replied the witness. "I had
not seen them."
The Regulations.
Captain Lemly then took up the ques
tion of naval regulations, and asked wit
ness if he was familiar with them. "Yes,"
replied Admiral Schley.
Captain Lemly then read a number of
articles of the regulations, in each case
asking witness if he had complied with
the terms of the paragraph. The first
paragraph was No. 26, and requires the
commander-in-chief, when preparing his
fleet or squadron to meet the enemy, to
communicate his general orders, instruc
tions, private signals and such other in
formation as will enable each so far as
possible to understand his duty when in
action and at alf other times.
"I thin I complied with that," replied
"How and in what manner?" asked Cap
tain Lemly.
"By issuing general orders for the or
ganization of the squadron, their instruc
tions and their private signals."
The next article was as follows-
Article 269—He shall if possible before go
ing into action, communicate to the juniors
in command, his chief of staff and the cap
tains his secret orders, private signals and
other information that will materially exer
cise command.
"I do not remember to hare complied with
it," said witness.
Captain Lemly then read article 271
which provides that the eommander-in
chief shall, If possible, before going into
action, supply every captain with a plan
of battle, showing thereon the position
each shall occupy.
"Yes," replied witness in reply to Cap
tain Lemly's question if he had complied
with that article.
I do not understand that that is necessarily
written. I think that that order is suffi
ciently carried out when a commander-in
chief desides to place his cruiser in the order
of battle and informs each what he proposes
to do.
Judge Advocate—Do you think, admiral,
that you can supply every captain with a
plan of battle and do that at an oral confer
Plan* Alvrays Changed.
Witness—l do not think that it is absolutely
necessary. There are instances where bat
tles have been fought without doing that
Any plan of battle that might be originated
is subject to a change. I have never known
a battle that was ever fought on the plan
originally chosen.
Mr. Rayner—Do any of the regulations use
the word "written"?
Captain Lemly—Do you think you could
supply the captains with a plan of battle
without writing them?
Mr. Rayner—l could not, but I know the
admiral could.
Judge Advocate —When, at 9:45 a. m.. May
20, you sighted a man-of-war, as shown by
the Brooklyn's log, and cleared for action,
what orders had been issued in conformity
with the provisions of the regulation?
Witness—l should not think any instrur
tlons would be necessary for a fleet meeting
a single vessel, except to smash her up.
Captain Lemly—Could you tell absolutely
there was only a single vessel, although you
sighted but one?
Witness—As I sighted but one smoke, I pre
sumed, of course, there was but oue vessel.
Subsequently we raised the Vesuvius, which
was very much lower down.
Captain Lemly—As a matter of fact, there
was more than one vessel?
Witness—There were two vessels; that was
developed later.
Captain Letnly—Others might hare been de
veloped in the same way?
Wknwfr— If th«y had I should have pitied
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them. If they had been separated they would
have permitted themselves to be knocked to
At this point Mr. Rayner said that he
did not want to object to this line of
questioning, but that there was no speci
fication which called for it. He said:
I wish to submit, to the Judge advocate as
wel ac to the colurt that here is a section of
the naval regulations which says: "He shall,
if possible, before going into action, supply
every captain with a plan of battle, and as
sign thereon, the position each shall occupy."
There is no specifications here that he has
disobeyed any regulation of the navy. I am
confident that, if he had disobeyed them,
they would be in the specification, because
they include almost everything in relation
to the whole controversy. I do not se the
words "written instruction" in any of them.
I suppose there must be some discretion left
to a man in command of a fleet. Admiral
Schley could not supply a plan of battle at
Key West or at Cienfuegos that took place
before Santiago. When was the time to sup
ply it? He could not supply it on July 2.
Ho had no right to supply it. There was not
a moment of time between June 1 and July
3. that he had a right to supply any plan of |
action. That is the point I wish to make.
Naval regulations of doubtful import and
ambiguous phraseology are brought in here.
"Follow the Fla«."
Mr. Rayner said that the question of
naval regulations had not been brought to
the attention of Admiral Schley; that
they had had no opportunity to go into it.
He said:
I think that "Follow the flag" is an order
of battle. How often has the signal "Fallow
the flag" been giren? The only signal Nelson
ever gave at Trafalgar was that "England
expects every man to do his duty."
Captain Lemly asked Mr. Rayner if he
was confining himself to July 3 in regard
to the plan of battle.
"What order," asked Mr. Rayner,
"could Admiral Schley have given be
tween June 1 and July 3?" Said Captain
He was going out to meet the enemy, and
we contend that under those circumstances
he should have had a prescribed alternative
order of battle. This whole matter has gone
right through the entire proceedings, as to
whether he had a prescribed order of battle
In writing and distributed it to the fleet un
der his command, and it belongs to that
clause of the precept, "Conduct during the
Santiago campaign."
The court retired for consultation
Upon returning Admiral Dewey said:
The court decides that all questions to be
asked of the applicant shall be confined to
between May 19 and June 1, relating to the
organization, management and control of that
squadron when he was actually Commander
The judge advocate then asked witness
whether between the dates to which the
court had restricted the examination he
had, according to article 271 of the regula
tions, furnished each captain with a plan
of battle.
Not In Writing.
Witness—Verbally, yes.
Judge Advocate—But not in writings?
Witness — I did not think the regulations
required it.
Judge Advocate—Did you in your communi
cation to your captains refer to your con
fidential instructions from Admiral Sampson
not to expose your ships to land batteries
before the destruction of the Spanish fleet?
Witness—l did not because I regarded them
as confidential.
Judge Advocate —In your report you say
that the lowa arrived off Cienfuegos May 22,
although she started a day later. Did she
not arrive about five hours after the squad
Witness—Although we did not go in dur
ing the night, I considered that we arrived
off Cienfuegos May 21.
Judge Advocate—When did you first see the
entrance to Cienfuegos?
Witness—A little after daylight. May 22.
The judge advocate called the admiral's
attention to his statement to the senate
that while on the bridige of the Brooklyn
the afternoon of May 21, being then about
thirty miles from Cienfuegos, he heard
big guns fired with the regularity of a
salute. The admiral stated that "he re
membered the incident distinctly. He did
not know the exact distance. He did not
consult the log.
"Does not the log show that you were
forty-five miles from the harbors?"
"I do not know."
The admiral then proceeded to explain
that the communication sent the senate
was gotten up hurriedly and largely from
memory in the closing days of the session
and he may have made some slight mis
Captain Lemly asked witness to look at
the signal book of the Brooklyn for May
22 and to read a signal made by the Texas.
This he did, reading as follows:
6:15 a. m.—Texas to flagship: "Please tell
me what we have to do to-day."
6:4o—Flagship to Texas: "When we get
close to port we will blockade it and unite,
but will keep under way ready for anything."
In answer to a question from Captain
Lemly regarding the orders "clear ship
for action," Admiral Schley explained that
the ships were practically cleared for ac
tion all the time, but that there was al
ways a certain amount of paraphernalia
aboard ships to prevent persona falling
overboard, or awnings which had to be re
moved, and that that was what he had in
mind when he signalled to "clear ship for
Captain Lemly—Which was the closer
blockade, Cienfuegos or Santiago?
Witness—l think at Cienfuegos. There we
were from three to four miles off. At Santi
ago were were from three and a half to flvti
and a half miles; closer at both places at
Captain Lemly—l do not mean distance, I
mean closeness.
Witness—At Santiago it was closer, on ac
count of the method used.
\«> Plan of Battle.
Captain Le-mly—At Cienfuegos did you have
any plan of battle in case the Spanish fleet
should attempt to enter or come out.
Witness—Xo. I should have relied on sig
Captain Lemly—You stated in one of your
reports that, while lying off Cienfuegos, you
feigned disorder, hoping the Spanish fleet
would come out. Did you inform the captains
of this ruse?
Witness—No, I think not. I talked with
some of those aboard the Brooklyn about it
Captain Lenily—'Did you mention It to Cap
tain Cook?
Witneee—l do not remember. I talked with
him so frequently on every subject that 1
cannot recall now whether I mentioned thJs
or not.
Captain Lemly—You would have arrived at
Cienfuegos May 21 If you had not been de
layed several times on the way?
Witness—The delays only made a difference
of a few hours.
Captain Lemly—When did it first occur to
you that there had been firing at Cienfuegos?
Witness—When it occurred.
Captain Lemly—When did you mention It to
Witness—At the time.
Captain Lemly—Did you make a signal to
the fleet about It?
Witness—l think so. The next day, I think.
Captain Liemly—Does not the log say it was
on th« 23d?
Witness—Perhaps It might have been on
that day.
After consulting the log Admiral Scbley
said it was on the 23d and he made it in
connection with, a notification to the fleet
that the Adula would be allowed to enter.
In connection with a question asked by
Captain Lemly, Mr. Rayner declared that
the precept does not raise any question
concerning the movement of the squadron
from Key West to Cienfuegos, but Cap
tain Lemly and Mr. Hanna contended that
inquiry In this line is included in the pre
cept's instruction to investigate Admiral
Schley's conduct generally.
The court retired to consider Mr. Ray
ner's suggestion, and when its members
had returned Admiral Dewey announced
its decision as follows:
The court is of the opinion that this ques
tion is In compliance with its decision of
this morning coming between the dates of
the 19th of May and the Ist of June. The
court is also of opinion that this witness
occupies a different position from any other
witness on the stand and he is better quali
fied to give reasons than any other wit
ness. If it Is true that there was a delay in
that trip from Key West to Cienfuegos, wit
ness on the stand is better qualified to give
reasons than any one else.
Special to The Journal.
Northfleld, Minn., Oct. 28.—Mrs. F. 0.
Rice, one of the early settlers, died yester
day. She had been out of health for several
years.—Walter Harris, left end for Carleton,
who was thought to have, been seriously In
jured in Saturday's game, is found to have
escaped with a dislocated shoulder.
The controller of the currency has ap
proved an 'application to convert the Mer
chants' Bank of Rugby, N*. D., into the First
National Bank of Rugby, with a capital of
$25,000. The controller has authorized the
First National Bank of Castlewood, S. D.,
to begin business with a capital of $25,000.
6. This Is the first time the Lawrence goal
line has been crossed this year.
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there is free sway for the exercise of
old prejudices, and the feeling again?t
the colored man in Maryland, as in other
states of the south, is a constant factor.
In a campaign on the "antinigger" issue,
there is no question but that the state
would go democratic.
INSURANCE The supreme court to
day reversed the decision
COMPANY of the circuit court of ap
appeals for the eighth cir-
LO9ES. cuit in the case of Fred
A. McMaster against :hn
New York Life Insurance company. It Is
held that the company is bound by repre
sentations o{ its authorized agents re
garding dates of policies and grace to be
allowed on the payment of the first year's
premium. In this case Frank E. McMas
ters, of Sioux City, lowa, took out five
policies with the company for <1,000 each,
which were dated Dec. 18, 1893. It was
represented that thirteen months' insur
ance would be granted on the payment of
one year's premium. The insured died
Jan. 18, 1895, and the company refused 10
pay the policies on the ground that he
was insured only from Dec. 12, 1893, the
date his application was received by the
agent at Sioux City. The court holds the
policy valid from the date of issue and
directs the company to pay the adminis
trator of the deceased the amount of the
—\V. W. Jermane.
Washlntgon Small Talk.
The controller of the currency has approved
the application of Charles H. Ross, of Minne
apolis; Charles N. Chadbourn, Archibald A.
Crane, Hiram H- Thayer and Robert Q. Mor
rison for authority to organize the First Na
tional Bank of Keninare, N. D., with a cap
ital of J25.W0. The controller has extended
the corporate existence of the James RlYer
National Bank, of Jamestown, N. 0., to Oct.
25, 1901.
The First National Bank of Minneapolis has
been approved as a reserve agent for the
First National Bank of West Concord, Minn.,
and the Bankers' National Bank, of Chicago,
for the First National Bank, of Alexandria,
S. D.
William C. Furer, of Sheboygau, and Vilo
C. Fuller, of Blair, \Vls., have been appointed
railway mail clerks.
The postmaster at Sioux Falls has been
authorized to appoint one additional letter
carrier at that place, to take effect Dec. 1.
Franz Wolf was to-day appointed postmas
ter of Seiz, Emmou£ county, N. D.
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