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AT THE WHITE HOUSE Return of President Roosevelt From Canton. MEETS MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET Will Live at the Cowles Home Until Monday. MR. CORTELYOU TO REMAIN President Roosevelt and the members of the cabinet, with the other distinguished guests who went to Canton to attend the McKinley obsequies, returned this morn ing by special train over the Pennsylvania railroad. There were few persons at the station when the train arrived. It was scheduled to get in at 9:20, but was delayed six min utes at Pittsburg, where the car contain ing Abner McKinley and the other rela tives was switched off. The train was in charge of Mr. George AV. Boyd, assistant passenger agent of the Pennsylvania system, and the trip from Canton was made without incident. President Roosevelt occupied the first car. and was accompanied by Commander ? Cowles. his special aid. The President was dressed in deep mourning, and bowed sim ply to those waiting, hurrying to his car riage waiting at the side entrance of the depot. He was driven at once to the \\ hite House. Following the President came the members of the cabinet with their wives dressed in deep mourning, and after them the senators and representa tives who accompanied the party. A^ de tachment of police, under Captain Gess ford and Lieutenant Moore, was on hand t? keep back the crowd. Accompanied by Secretary Cortelyou and Commander Cowles. the President arri\cd at the White House at o'clock. There w. re no visitors to greet hiru as lie ili-lit ?d on the front portico, and he walk d briskly to the big front door, which was swung open by a blue-c 'ated policenxn to receive him. The President spoke cor dially to the employes of the Execvtive Mansion, and walked to the elevator, vhieh ouickly lifted him up to the private portion on the second floor, from which he enter. d the President's offlce. lie seated himself at the head of the cabinet table, and in a few minutes re ceived Secretary Long, who did not go to < "anton to t*ke part in the funeral c ere monies. Soon afterward Senator < 'uliom called to p ay his respect?, and following him came Senator Proctor, one of his clo*e p rscnal friends. Secretary Long discussed the condition of affairs in his office, n.'.d was asked by President Roosevelt as to the w'>rk of the Schley court of inquiry. With Senator ("uilom President Roosevelt ?xchanged pleasant greetings and received the assurance of the warm support of the I Illinois senator. With Senator Proctor i there was a similar exchange of good will. Senator Cullom did not refer to the ap- j * pointment of William Barrett Ridgeley as controller of the currency to succeed j Charles G. Dawes, who will retire October 1 but President Roosevelt voluntarily told : him that the appointment would he made. This appointment had been decided upon by President McKinley, and was about 10 be made when the latter was shot. In talking with Secretary Long the ob ject of President Roosevelt was to ascer tain the condition of affairs in the Navy Department. It will be necessary for Mr. Roosevelt to devote considerable time with in the next few weeks to acquainting him self with the progress of public business in all of the executive departments, and to do this he will have frequent conferences with his cabinet advisers. Meeting of the Cabinet. That was one of the objects of the cab inet meeting that was held at 11 o'clock this morning. The meeting was the tlrst one under the new administration, and the members assembled at their usual places around the familiar table. Of course, it all seemed strange to these devoted advisers of the dead President to sit at the table without him at the head, and there was a gloom and solemnity that were not unbefitting the occasion. Those cabinet advisers are to serve the new ad ministration and to face the problems that will arise, but it will be a long time before the memories of the past will cease to come to them when sitting around the new chief. Some of them will not remain | throughout the new administration, but will patriotically stand by the new Presi dent until they feel that they can vacate their places. Secretary Long is one of these. He would not have remained four years longer had President McKinley lived, and he will not do so now. Culinn l.ntiN I)Ikcumh<mI. The cabinet was In session an hour and a half, and at its conclusion President Roosevelt expressed great satisfaction that the business of the government had been left in such splendid shape by Mr. M< Kin ley. All of the cabinet officers, with the exception of Attorney General Knox, who Is not In the city, recounted the condition of business in their departments. No new matters were brought forward. President Roosevelt contenting himself with becom ing acquainted with the old before taking up the new. The situation in the Philippines and in Cuba was discussed, Secretary Root pre s? ntinu some faets in regard to the n? w electoral law adopted by the Cuban con stitutional convention. These fac ts reveal that the convention has arranged for six g? neral elections each year. This was looked upon unfavorably by the cabinet as a possible factor in continual disturbance, but nothing looking to a material change can be done now. The Cuban convention having accepted the amendments of the I'nited States, as provided by the Senate, ti e only thing remaining for the new ad ministration Is to arrange fur the with drawal of the forces of the I'nited States ?t a t'me yet to be determined upon as best for the interests of both the I'nited States and Cuba. The repeal of election and other laws is beyond the power of this government, hut it is believed that repre f< ntatlons made to Cuba might induce changes in the laws, and these represen tations are likely to lie rnadt. After the cabin; t meeting President Roosevelt had a long conference with Gen. "Wood, governor of Cuba, who acquainted the new chief executive with the exact state of affairs on the island. General Wood said afterward that he had not had time to talk fully with President Roosevelt, as much of the time of the conference was taken lip by Secretary Root In bus'ness affecting the War Depart in* nt. General Wood will call upon the President tomorrow for a longer conference. He will leave for Cuba Monday. He does not think the constitutional convention will adjourn until he has returned. At Work With llln Secretary. For half ah hour before the cabinet as sembled President Roosevelt was engaged with William Loeb, his private secretary, in dictating responses to messages that de manded immediate attention. The Presi dent dictates well and swiftly, and will transact much of his business that way. Exactly what position Mr. Loeb will event ually occupy at the White House is unset tled. Secretary Cortelyou has accepted the request of President Roosevelt that he re main in his old position. This is as much as can now be learned as to Mr. Cortel you's intentions. The Invitation to him Is sincere and the position open to him per manently. On the other hand, Mr. Cortel you has had some excellent business offers and when he has served President Roose velt until important pending questions are settleel he may see fit to accept some of the offers that will be held open for him. No man knew better than Secretary Cor telyou the purposes of President McKinley as to every feature of executive business, from appointments to matters of the great est moment. Therefore he will be invalu able in his assistance to the new chief ex ecutive for a number of months at least. Mr. Cortelyou will be able to relieve the President of much routine work while the latter is preparing his message to Con gress. By reason of the fact that he did not hold in his hands the threads of the multitude of executive matters like the late chief executive. President Roosevelt will necessarily have to spend more time in the preparation of his message than would his predecessor. The President will not occupy the resi dential yortion of the White House until Monday. He will go to his office during business hours until that time. Monday night he will sleep in the building. For the next few days his home will be with Commander Cowles, his brother-in-law. Mrs. Roosevelt will take charge of the White House Wednesday. Arrangements for her coming will be made early next week. Carpets are being put down in the private portions of the building. Paeking Mr*. McK laley'fi Thing*. On the train that returned from Canton this morning with members of the funeral party were the valet of the late Presi dent, Mrs. McKinley's maid and the steward of the White House. These three, with the aid of others, are packing the ef fects of the late President and of Mrs. McKinley for shipment. They are familiar with the belongings of Mrs. McKinley and will have everything ready for shipment by the first of the coming week. Secretary Cortelyou himself will prepare the personal papers of President McKin ley for preservation. He knew exactly what these papers were, and what they pertained to. inasmuch as he prepared and filed them. Mr. Cortelyou assisted in do ing this work when President Cleveland left the White House. Walked to the Conleit Home. President Roosevelt left the White House about 1:30 o'clock this afternoon to go to : his brother-in-law's home for luncheon. He hft the building in a swift walk, tak ing long strides and swinging his arms in the manner characteristic of him when he is walking fast. No one accompanied i him. No one had known when lie would J leave his office, and when he swung I briskly out of the grounds the visitors j strolling through the walks did not r?eog : nize him. The President walked out of the | northwest gate, going through tiie drive way for teams, and crossed Pennsylvania j avenue into Lafayette Square, so as to sro j up lf?th street. He returned to his office an hour or so later. ? ? ( APT. H. I,. DRAPEll DEAD. Wax Well Knotvn Here. Where He Wit* Stationed for u Lone Tin.C. Capt. Herbert L. Draper, United States Marine Corps, died of heart disease at Hong Kong on the loth instant, according to a report from Admiral Kempff to the Navy Department. Captain Draper was i appointed from Kansas and entered the Marine Corps in July, 1SS9. He was very well known in this city, having been sta tioned at marine headquarters for many months prior to the Spanish war. During that period he had a controversy with Prof. Fanciulli, leader of the Marine Band, regarding the character of the marching music rendered by the band on Memorul day which trouble culminated in a change in the leadership of the band. Captain Draper was with the gallant band of marines at Guantanamo, when the famous landing was effected there ehiriig the early stages of the Spanish-American war. After the war he went to the Philip pines and was given the important assign ment of commander of the division of Olongapo. Just before his death he had been assigned to duty as fleet marine officer | on board Admiral Remey's flagship Brook lyn. Tl AEIJO GOLF TO IR \ A M E XT. Several Mnteli Playh With Attendant SnritritteM for GallerieM. NEW YORK, September 20.?The invita tion golf tournament, which was begun last Wednesday on the Tuxedo Golf Club's links, was resumed in very chilly weather today. All of the players who qualified, for the classes on Wednesday, with one* exception, were on hand when play began. The absentee was J. Kennedy Hill of the | University of Pennsylvania. Match play was the rule today, each pair playing eighteen holes in the morning round and the survivors made another cir cuit of the links in the afternoon. The surprise of the morning round was the de feat of Devf-reutix Kmmet of Garden City, I !-<? J-. by Price Collier of the local club, I who won by three up and two to plav. j George H. Hull, jr., of Tuxedo beat W. D. | Vanderpool of Morris county, N. J., by five up and three to play, and C. F. Watson, sr.. of Essex county beat F. A. Marcfllus of Yountakah, two up. (OlSSEI, FOR C ZOLGOSZ. They Have a Conferenee, hut Give Oat Nothing. BUFFALO. N. Y., September 20.? Judge | Robert C. Titus, one of the counsel as signed to defend Czolgosz, the President's murderer, returned today from Milwaukee, where he has been atteneling a Masonic convention. He went at once to the office of Judge I.oran L. Lewis, his associate counsel. They remained in conference un til this afternoon, after which Judge Lewis declined to see newspaper men, but sent out word that Judge Titus had not as yet decided whether or not to accept the as signment as e'tiunsel. \KAKLV lOO WERE IflRT. AeeldentM in CliieaKo Ilue to the Me morial Parade. CHICAGO. September 20.? During the pi ogress of the memorial pageant nearly one hundred pe-rsons were injured or over come. Many of these were the victims of their overwrought feelings, but others were caught in the pressure of the crowd. The Geneva emergency corps constituted for relief work on just such occasions, and of which Mayor Harrison is honorary president, co-operated with the health de partment and the pe>llce in caring the injured. Of all the cases reporter!, only three are in a critical condition. PaNnenfterN on the Ethiopia. LONDON, September 20.?The Anchor line steamer Ethiopia, which sailed from Glasgow yesterday for New York, todk among her passengers the following bish ops: J. W. Alstork, Montgomery, Ala.; E. Cottrell, Holly Springs. Miss.; C. R. Har ris. Salisbury, N. C.; T. H. Lomax, Char lotte, N. C.; J. p. Small, York, Pa.; G. W. Clinton, Charlotte, N. C.; A. Walters, Jer sey City, N. J., and R. S. Williams, Au gusta, Ga. She also had on board twenty-five Meth odist ministers. ? ? ? Slight Provocation to Shoot. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. LAUREL, Del., September 20.?When Garfield Dashields returned this morning from an unsuccessful squirrel hunt Ephralm Adams, who boards In the same house. Jestingly said: "Why didn't you take some one to kill them for you?" Lashlelds re plied: "You say peas and 1*11 kill you." Adams laughingly said "peas," whereupon Dashields fired. Adams is In a precarious condition. Dashields, who bears a bad rep utation, has not been captured. BEGINS TO IMPROVE Mrs. McKinley's Condition Very Encouraging This Morning. HAD A FAIR NIGHT'S REST Dr. Rixey Expresses No Uneasi ness as to Her Health. FRIENDS LEAVE CARDS CANTON, Ohio, September 2.1.?Mrs. Mc Kinley's condition is favorable this morn ing?more favorable than at any time since the return from Washington. I^ast night she hjjd considerable rest, the house and adjacent streets aft^r 11 o'clock being kept as quiet as possible by a small military guard. It was hoped by the attending phy sicians that she would be able to leave her rcom today and to give attention to some matters calculated to take her mind from the depressing incidents of the past week. She will be taken for a drive as soon as possible and everything will be done to in terest her in the affairs of the future. Those about her take a very hopeful view. The house has been emptied of all its guests, the funeral party, excepting Dr. Rixey, Mrs. M. C. Barber, sister of Mrs. McKinlev, and several close Canton rela tives, having departed during the night or early morning. A guard of half a dozen soldiers will still surround the house, mere ly to keep out the idly curious and to pre serve quiet. A few calls left cards at the house during the morning, including Sena tor and Mrs. Fairbanks. Dr. Ul\ey Hopeful. Dr. Rixey said late last evening: "Mrs. McKinlev is bearing up as will as could be expected under the circumstances. She has suffered and is still suffering in tensely from htr bereavement, and has frequently given way to sobs and tears, but for all that she has been doing as well as any woman could do under simi lar circumstances. We have no immedi ate expectations of anything but favorable conditions in her case." -Z*?13- ? LOST CHILD DIES I\ SWAMP. I*?tl:etlc Story ??f Fate of Andrew KraKiiPFs' Hoy. MRNOMINEE, Wis.. September 2?>.?The lifeless bo.ly of the three-year-old son of Andrew Kragness of this e'ty was found in a swamp three miles from home, where he had wandered and perished from ex posure, fatigue and fright. He went into the woods on Tuesday af ternoon with two older "boys, and when night came he could not be found. A searching party numbering over 200 was formed, and the adjacent country was scoured without success. Worn out with fatigue, a new party of over :;(K? was form ed Wednesday, which renewed the search with increased determination. Wilson creek was dragged for two miles, and every farmhouse within five miles of the city was visited. The news spread through the city, and the excitement Increased so that when night came a fresh party of over 400 was ready to resume search. They wire formed in long lines, and, aided with lan terns, they paralleled the woods and swamps, walking about eight feet apart and resemoling an army of soldiers. On Thursday the search was resumed. Finally, three miles from home. In a swamp), the lifeless body of the little fellow was found. His tear-stained face and bruised body showed signs of great suffering from fright and pain. ROYAL PAIR AT MONTREAL. Duke nnil DucheMg of York Start Thenee for Ottawa. MONTREAL, September 2?>.?The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall left Montreal for Ottawa at 0 o'clock this morning. They left the residence of Lord Strathcona short ly before 0 o'clock and escorted by a de tachment of the Duke of York's Royal Ca nadian Hussars drove to Windsor street station. The r.th Royal Scots and .'Id Vic toria Rifles acted as guards of honor, and other troops lined the streets through which they drove. Great crowds were assembled in the streets from the Strathcona home to Wind sor street station and the royal couple were cheered all along the line. Police guards kept Windsor street station clear, even the employes being requested to re main outside until after the departure of the royal train. The yard also was cleared and all incoming trains were held at Mon treal junction for half an hour. The royal special was preceded by a pilot special car rying Premier Laurier and a party of do minion officials. The pilot train left thirty minutes ahead of the ducal special. The duke and duchess greatly enjoyed their visit to Montreal and expressed their warmest thanks to Lord Strathcona and the others who entertained them. CRICKET AT PHILADELPHIA. Opening; of the Scason'M International Matches. PHILADBLPH1 A, September 20.?The first of this season's international cricket matches began today on the grounds of the Philadelphia Cricket Club at Wissahickon Heights, a suburb, between Captain Bos anquet's English team and eighteen "colts" from the various local clubs. The contest had been postponed from last Monday on account of the death of President McKin ley. Weather conditions were unfavorable. A cold north wind was blowing and players and spectators suffered alike. BISHOP WHIPPLE'S FIXERAL. Largely Attended by Both Clersiy and I<aymen. FARIBAULT, Minn., September 20.?A large number of the clergy of the Protes tant Episcopal .Church, with many laymen, attended the funeral services over the re mains of 'he Right Rev. Henry Whipple, bishop of Minnesota, which took place to day. Bishop Tuttle of Missouri was the chief officiating clergyman, assisted by Pishop Morrison of Duluth, Bishop Edsall of Minnesota, Bishop Hare of South Da kota, Bishop Mills-Paugh of Kansas and Bishop Grafton of Fond du Lac. The in terment was beneath the altar of the cathedral. ? ? ? PISTOLS FOR THE ARMY. One Thonaand From Berlin Will Be lied by Cavalry and Artillery. The ordnance bureau of the War Depart ment has been advised of the shipment from Berlin of 1,000 Luger automatic pis tols, ordered some time ago for experi mental use In the United States army. These weapons will be distributed to cavalry and artillery troops and subjected to severe service tests. Should these tests In the field prove satisfactory, It Is likely that more of these pistols will be ordered and arrangements made for the rranufacture of others at an American armory. MADE BRIGADIER GENERAL PROMOTION OF COLONEL JAMES M. BELL. Fimt Official Act of President Roose velt?Had Been Decided Upon by President McKinlcf. The first official act of President Roose velt was to sign the appointment of Col. James M. Bell, Mh Cavalry, to be a briga dier general in the army.- This appointment had been decided upon by President Mc Kinley, and when the cabinet met it was laid before President Roosevelt by Secre tary Root. The commission, when signed, went the regular channel?first to Secre tary Cortelyou for transmission to the War Department. There are a large number of army and navy appointments to be signed, together with pardon applications and nu merous other things. These are routine, however, and almost without exception will be signed, as had already been determined upon in the various departments. Col. Hell's Military Career. The appointment is to fill the vacancy caused by the recent death of General Wrn. Ludlow. General Bell is one of the b?st known officers in the army. He was in command of the 8th Cavalry during the Santiago campaign and was badly wound ed by a Mauser bullet in the battle of Gua.simas. He lay ill for a long time in the hospital, and when he recovered he was again sent, at his own request, to foreign service, this time in the Pni'ip pir.es. He held then a commission as brig adier general of volunteers in recogait'on of his Cuban service. He took an active part in the Philippine campaign and dis tinguished himself on several oceas'ons. .General Bell is a native of Pennsylvania and rendered valiant service as *i volun teer during the war of the rebellion, lie was brevetted four times for gallant ser vices at the battle of (he Wilderness and at the battle of Ream's Station, Va., dur ing the civil war, and for gallant services in action against the Indians at Canon Creek. Mont., 1K77. He succeeded General Chaffee, the present military commander in the Philippines, as colonel of th; 8th Cavalry. For several months past General Bel! has bet 11 stationed in this city as president of the board appointed to review the papers j in the cases of officers designated far ap- ? polntment as first and second lieuix-nanls in the line. General Bell will retire for age about the 1st of next month, which will afford the President an opportunity to promote an other field officer of the army. ? ? AH RIVAL OF THK GRANT. 1.1st of Military I'nHH^tKer* Reported to I lie DcpniiiiU'iit. Gen.Young, at Sar. Francisco, has notified the War Department today, of the arrival of the transport Grant from Manila, witn the following military pass* ngers: Lieut. Cols. Mills, Artillery Corps, and Leefe, Miilii Infantry: Majors Gray, surgeon, and Foster. 12th Infantry; CiiptS. Shillock and Lyon, assistant surgeons; ljootes, commis sary; Berkeley, 12t'n, and Adams, 14th Cav alry; Haan, McMahon and Stevens, Artil lery Corps; Goe, 13th, and Moore and Nutt man, 27th Infantry; First Lieuts, Calvert, assistant surgeon: Biddle, <ith Cavalry; Force. Smith and Starbtrd, Artillery Corps; P.obichon, 27th Infantry; Second Lieuts. Bettison, Bowman, Alien, Perkins, Bowel, Page, Battle. Wheeler. Bevan, Ross, Par ker. Burt, Miehael, Silcox, Miiier. Henges, Behr, Hamilton. Jones, Lowenberg ani Sherburne, Artillery Corps: Troop D, 4th Cavalry, seventy-seven enlisted men and Capt. Rutherford. Lieutenant Munroe and Veterinarian McDonald, 18th Battery, Field Artillery; 11(5 enlisted men and Capt. Fos ter and Lieut. Bishop; Twelfth Battery, Fielel Artillery, 148 enlisted men and Lieuts. Newbill and Howell, four contract sur geons, sixteen hospital corps men, four nurses, five civilian clerks, 187 discharged soldiers, nineteen general prisoners. 211 sick soldiers, nine insane soieliers, five en listed men for retirement, ten remains e!e ceaseel soldiers. Gen. Young also reported that the follow ing deaths occurred on the Grant on the voyage home: Charles J. Riefenstahl. late private, L. 4<>th Infantry Volunteeis, chronic dysentery; Charles B. Ward, gen eral prisoner, late private. E, 22d Infantry, chronic dysentery. SENATOR DIETRICH RETIRNS. Much Pleased With What lie Saw la flic Philippines. SAN FRANCISCO, September 2<>.?United States Senator C. H. Dietrich of Nebraska, who has been on a visit to the Philippines returned on the Nippon Maru. Senator Dietrich, Adjutant General Carbin, General Weston, Congressman Julius Kahn and Surgeon General Sternberg made a circuit of the archipelago in the transport Lawton. All were highly pleased with the progress made under American administration, no ?dissatisfaction among the Filipinos being apparent. The more southerly ports of the islands, of which comparatively little had been heard, were found to be prosperous, with Americans and Filipinos fraternizing. The future of the Philippines, in the opinion of Senator Dietrich, is very promising. ? ? ? A VALUABLE GIFT. InteresfiiiK Relic of the Pekin Siege Presented to the Military Academy. An interesting relic of the siege of Pekin in 1900 lias been presented to the United States Military Academy at West Point by Captain James H. Reeves of the Cth Cav alry, military attache at the United States legation at Pekin. it is the celebrated "in ternational gun" which rendered effective service in the protertion of the beleaguered legatloners, and was frequently referred to by Sir Claude Macdonald. .the British am bassador, and other officials In their le ports of events connected with the siege of Pekin. It will prove a valuable addition to the collection at West Poin?. THREE KILLED, TWBWtfY-ONE HURT. Serlons Collision on <lie Boston and Albany Railroad* SPRINGFIELD, Mas*., September 20.?A special to the Union -from Warren says three men were killed and twenty-one in jured in a collision on the Boston and Al bany railroad today between a switching freight and a gravel train. All the killed and injured were gravel train employes, who were In the caboose eating dinner when the collision occurred. The caboose was telescoped by a gravel car. ? ? i Mr. Rldgely Coming: Here Soon. CHICAGO, September 20.?'William B. Ridgely, whose appointment to the control lershlp of the currency was announced at Canton yesterday, will within a few days resign the vice presidency of the Republic Iron and Steel Company, and leave Chicago for Washington to assume his new duties. Dinner to Sir ThomM Llpton. CHICAGO, September 20.?It was an nounced today that a dinner in honor of Sir Thomas Llpton will be given here Oc tober 5. Governor Yates; and other dis tinguished men have been invited. A regi ment of soldiers and the naval training ship Dorothea will be used in welcoming the owner of Shamrock II. A POINT FOR SCHLEY Question Asking Opinion Excluded by the Court. ATTACK ON COLON BEING DISCUSSED Admiral Higainson Testified This Morning. OTHER WITNESSES HEARD The court of inquiry appointed to investi gate certain allegations regarding Admiral Schley's course during the Spanish war, re sumed its session at the navy yard today. The big court room on the second floor ot the gunner's workshop was warmed up Flightly before the session began, and the fixtures being new there was a strong smell of oil and fresh paint. Admiral Ramsay was the first member of the court to arrive. Mrs. Dewey rode down to the yard with the admiral, but did not go to the court room. Admiral Schley came in about ten min utes before 11 o'clock, accompanied by his counsel, Messrs. Wilson and Rayner and Capt. Parker. He carried his dress suit ease in his right hand and shook hands with numerous friends with hi3 left. His counsel all carried papers and documents that might be called into U3e during the day. About the same number of persons were present as were on hand at the first meet ing of the court when Admiral Howison Reap Admiral W. S. Sclilejr. was excused from service. There were about 150 visitors. The interest of news paper correspondents in following the pro ceedings had lessened, as there were pres ent today not more than twenty-five oc cupants of desks in the newspaper reserva tion, though there were places fur over three times that number. This lessening of interest ^as largely due to the difficulty in hearing the proceedings. When the court came in. Admiral Ram say caught the tye of Admiral Schley and bowed, then at once crossed over the space that separated his desk from that occu pied by Admiral Schley and shook hands cordially. Later he shook hands with Ad miral Schley's counsel. All three members of the court were in service uniform and the morning air was cold enough to make their closely-buttoned coats appear com fortable. Objection to Rnni*ny. The court was called to order by a simple word from Admiral Dewey. The first or der of business was the reading by Judge Advocate Lemly of the order of the Navy Department appointing Rear Admiral Ram say to a place on the court in place of Rear Admiral Howison, and when this was accomplished, the judge advocate turned to Admiral Schley and asked him, as he did when Admiral Howison was challenged, whether he hid objection to urge against any member of the court. The admiral arose as this question was asked and re plied: "I have not." The judge advocate then swore the mem bers of the court and the three admirals kissed the Bible, on which their hands were placed. The judge advocate was sworn and then the three stenographers were put through a like course of proceeeling. The official reporter of the courts is John W. Rear Admiral P. T. Higrgrlnson. Hulse, who is assisted in reporting the pro ceedings by Percy Budlong and Fred Irland. The judge advocate asked what would be the order of business, and the court re tired to arrange for its further proceed ings. At 11:25 the court returned from its con sultation. Judge Advocate Lemly, ad dressing Admiral Schley as "the appli cant," asked if he had any suggestions to make as to the method of proceeding, whether he had something to offer or de sired that he (Lemly) proceed. The admi ral responded, with a nod of the head and a move of the hand, "Go ahead." Mr. Lemly then presented the report of the bureau of navigation for 1S98, a hydro graphic chart of the West Indies and adja cent seas and other charts. He stated ex plicitly that they were Introduced not as testimony, but as books of reference. "Will they preclude the introduction of original documents?" Mr. Wilson asked. "Not at all," was the reply. "On. the contrary, we shall desire to introduce the original document when opportunity of fers." Capt. Parker made objection to the hy drographic chart when it was presented. "It Is grossly incorrect," he said. "As a matter of fact, the coast line of Cuba is six mlies further south and four mile^ further west than it should be." He, however, withdrew his objection when assured that the chart was not to be ustd as evidence. Admiral IllKKinxon Tfntlflo*. Admiral Higginson, commander-in-chief of the North Atlantic squadron, was the first witness called. He gave his full name as Francis J. Higginson, rank as that of rear admiral, said he now was in command of the North Atlantic squadron; that he had, as captain, commanded the battle ship Massachusetts during the Spanish war, and that for a part of the time the Massa chusetts had been a part of the "flying squadron," of which Admiral Schley had been In command. He told of joining the fleet at Newport News; of going to Key West and then, on the 'SZA of May, of going to Oienfuegos, Cuba, to discover the where abouts of the Spanish fleet. Key West had been left May IS), 1808, and Cienfuegos reached on the 2*Jd. "What was then done to secure commu nication with the Cuban forces on shore?" Captain Lemly asked. "Nothing to my knowledge," the witness replied. "I didn't see that anything was done, but I understood that Information concerning the Cubans was received through Captain McCalla. Admiral Higginson said in response to questions that this was later. He also told in reply to questions of the presence of the collier Merrimac and of the departure of the flying squadron from Cienfuegos and the arrival at Santiago on the evening of the 26th. In reply to questions, he said that the Massachusetts had at that time taken on about 1JK) tons of coal, but that as the weather was rough this was done with difficulty. The witness also told of the fleet's leav ing Santiago for Key West on the night of its arrival at the former place and of how, after steaming westward for some time, the vessels all, in response to Com modore Schley's signals, returned and steamed to within two or three miles of the mouth of the harbor. "What happened to cause the decision to return to Key West?" the witness was asked. "I don't know." was the reply. "What was the condition of the weather at the time for coaling at sea?" "It was not impossible to coal, I think." "Did you have any conference with the commanding officer in regard to returning to Santiago after you had gotten on the way to Key West?" "None. We acted under general orders. All we did was to follow the signals of the flagship?the signals of the commander in-chief." Speaking of the conditions when Santiago harbor was again reached the admiral said that he could see well ir.to the harbor and that he saw the Spanish ship Colon lying in the outer harbor. He did not remember seeing other vessels, but the Colon was then 1,000 yards beyond Morro castle. The vessel had lain there until she was fired upon, which was done on May 31, and had then retired. Describing this engagement Admiral Higginson said it was on the day befor< the arrival of reinforcements under Ad miral Sampson. lie said that Admiral Schley had come aboard and said that he wanted "to go in and fire on the Colon." FiriiiK <>n the Colon. "So we went in and fired on her," con tinued the witness. He said the shots fell short of the Colon and that the Spanish i shore batteries had in turn fired at the bombarding ships. He was ordered to sail in toward the harbor 7,'KW yards from the Colon, firing on her as they went near the harbor. He continued: "We commenced firing at 1,800 yards, as we went by the entrance. We didn't go in 7,0tto yards. Our shot fell short and none of them hit her. The first shot fired from the Massachusetts fell short 800 or 1,000 yards." * In rtply to questions as to what had been accomplished by the bombardment the wit ness replied that it had served to draw the fire of the Spanish shore battery and to give an idea of what it was composed of. "What idea did you get of its composi tion?" "I didn't think it amounted to anything." "Where was Admiral Schley during the bombardment ?" "At one time he was with me in the conning tower, but most of the time he was on the outside of it." "Describe the admiral's manner in this engagement." "I hardly know how to answer that ques tion, except to say that his manner was that of a commander-in-chief." The judge advocate then asked, "What impression did the admiral's manner in that engagement make upon you?'' Mr Rayner of counsel for Schley ob jected to this question, and after some con tention the question was withdrawn. Judge Advocate Lemly stated before withdrawing the question that he consid ered the point as embraced in the precept, and said that while the task was a disa greeable one he considered it his duty to press it. and intimated that he would do so at another time. "Why did you not go in and destroy the Colon in the engagement on May 31?" Judge Advocate Lemly asked the witness. "Because we were not ordered to do so," replied the witness. Later on the witness volunteered the statement. "I think the Colon could have been destroyed where she lay at anchor that day." Commodore Scltley'a Order*. The witness said that the Massachusetts fired nine eight-inch shells and five thirteen-inch shells on that occasion. Commodore Schley had come on board his vessel. He could not remember any fur ther conversation other than Commodore Schley's order that he go in nearer the harbor and fire on the Colon. He said that he got the idea that it was better to turn to starboard rather than to port helm after they made the first run. He got this idea from Commodore Schley. Q. "Did you see whether any of the shots of the enemy fell near the Massa chusetts?" A. "Yes. There was a shot from the battery, I think, went over us. It was from the battery on Morro Hill. They were firing at us all the time." Q. "Did they lire from the Colon?" A. "Yes. They fired from the Colon, but their shots fell" short." Q. "Do you know whether other ships fired on you besides the Colon?" A. "No, sir; I do not." Q. "How long did the entire bombard ment last?" A. "I think we were firing seven or eight minutes, altogether." Q. "Were you much or little with the commodore during this bombardment?" A. "I was acting under his orders all the time. He was near me all the time." Q. "What impression did his manner make upon you?" Counsel for Admiral Schley aga!n ob jected to this question. Mr. Wilson said that counsel could ask any question in re gard to the actions, appearance or be havior of the commander-in-chief on that occasion, but that the question as to the impression that was made upon the witi.ess was not in order. The court ruled to sus tain this objection. "Describe the order of battle for the full squadron, prior to June 1, 1M>8." A. "I don't remember any." Mr. Wilson suggested that there inijrht have been orders not written, and the judge advocate asked: "Did you have any verbal instructions?' A. "No. I do not remember any." The witness said that his instructions were to "go in for them." When asked exactly what these instructions were, he answered: "I do not remember any specific instructions. I think they were verbil rather than written instructions. I do not remember all that was said to me during the war." Q. "In what order would you have 'gone in for them?' " A. "I do not know. I sun pose the order for going for ihern would have been hoisted by the admiral at the time. The simplest order for closing vpon vessels that miglH come out of a harbor would have been to have those nearest to (Continued cn Second Page.) STEEL MILLS GOING Work Generally Resumed Today in the Pittsburg District, TIN WORKERS STILL ON STRIKE They Meet This Afternoon t? Decide What to Do, COMMENT OX SETTLEMENT PITTSBURG, Pa., September 20.?With few exceptions work was resumed, at least in a measure, in the combine steel mills to day, and if the disgruntled tin workers can be conciliated by next Monday all the plants will be in full operation. The Penn sylvania and Continental tube mills and the Elba Iron works in this city started up last night, and were running In full thla morning. Preparations were made today for the starting on Monday of the New Castle plant of the National Steel Com pany. employing 2.?XK) men. It la also ex pected that the Riverside iron works at Wheeling will start Monday, and that the Wood sheet plant at McKeesport will re ceive its 1,000 workmen on that morning. Among the tin workers the feeling against returning to work unless the union is recognized is still strong, but Influences are at work which, it is hoped, will induce the strikers to reconsider their heated de termination before any rash move is made. Tin Worker*' to Meet Today. They had intended meeting yesterday to "* finally act upon their grievances, but ac tion was postponed until this afternoon. In the meantime a committee will wait upon Manager J. R. Phillips of the Pittsburg district of the combine and request that he withdraw his stipulation that the Star, Demmler and Monongahcla tin mills be op erated on the Monessen system, which, they claim, means a heavy reduction in wages. If Manager Phillips will make this concession they say they will return to \v^>rk. and postpone their intention to form a separate organization and continue the fight at the tin plants. At McKeesport all the plants but one rolling mill, where the men still insist upon recognition, were running full, and the strike is regarded as a memory. President Shaffer was not at his office tffis morning. It was said that he was working on a statement, and that it would probably be issued tomorrow. Amalgamated .Fourntil'M ('ninmrnt. The Amalg.imntfd Journal, commentinf upon the New York settlement, says: "The causes that led up to this unsatis factory settlement were the overwhelming | odds that the association had to battle against?the daily press, public opinion, the advice of prominent labor leaders and the withdrawal of credit by merchants.-' SECRETARY (SAGE'S TRIBITE. Beautiful EnloKy in an Olfieinl Treas ury Publication. In this week's publication of the treasury decisions appears a beautiful tribute to President McKinley by Secretary Gage. In this tribute Secretary Gage says: "It has been thought proper'to make sad but official announcement of the tragic death of William McKinley, twenty-flfth President of the United States, and to give some expression of that tribute which his character and deeds compel. "It needed not the shadows of death to make the figure of the late President loom large in the estimate of mankind. "The republic he loved,- he lived to broaden and unify as no previous Presi dent had done. Under his prudent and far seeing statesmanship it took exalted place in the community of nations. "From his place as private citizen, on through many and increasing honors to his final post as rider of his people, he re mained true to the highest ideals. "By the people of the nation at large and by the world he was known, and will live in grateful annals, as a gentleman of noble heart, an affectionate husband, a sturdy friend and a faithful and illustrious Presi dent. "In a long public life ever open to his fellows, nothing was ever found, even by Intemperate partisan zeal, that would cast a shade upon his character. "The kindly and unselfish attributes which his colleagues knew and loved the public felt, and now men of every faith and following join in reverent acknowledgment of those distinctive virtues and abilities that lift him among the truly great of all ages. "The passing of presidents and kings usually evokes tributes of praise, but in William McKinley's life there was an ele ment that made him more than ruler, and which, in the hour of his death. Is above the tribute of speech and tears. "The ordinary tributes paid to the mem- . ory of the great when they pass from earth utterly fail to satisfy the mind in an attempted application of them to our dead President." HAWAIIAN COI RTS CONFLICT. Differ an to Effeet of the \enlanda Resolution. HONOLULU. September 13 (via San Francisco. September 20).?United States Judge Estee has decided that the Consti tution of the United States was extended to the Hawaiian Islands by the Newlanda resolution, sustaining the decision of Cir cuit Court Judge Gear and reversing the supreme court of Hawaii. The decision was rendered In the case of a Japanese con victed of manslaughter without the indict ment of a grand jury and on a verdict of nine trial jurors. An appeal from Judge Estee's decision will be taken to the United States Supreme Court. The decision. If it shall stand, will have a very important effect. There are twen ty-five or thirty prisoners In Oahua who were convicted illegally and were sen tenced under the ruling of the court, and all may have to be tried over again. Some of the cases are old ones, In which the wit nesses cannot be found. Large sums col lected by the Hawaiian government in tar iffs may also have to be refunded. MIST BE STAMPED OIT. Treat Anarelilmn Like a Disease, Says Senator Kearn*. Senator Thomas Kearns of Utah came from Canton this morning, where he at tended the obsequies .of the late President. The senator, when seen by a Star reporter, said: "All Utah mourns the untimely death President McKinley. Personally I feel as if I had lost a member of my family. He was everything that stands for honesty, and was closer to the people than any President we ever had. He was a man of the people, and seemed proud of it. Out west the people revered him and will ever regret his death. We mourn him deeply and sympathize with his broken-hearted widow. I saw her at the fnneral. She will not survive her noble husband long. "Anarchism must be stamped out. It should be treated as a dread disease and wiped out entirely."