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N<x 15,155. WASHINGTON, D. O., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1901?TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. TWO CENTS.
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TO PROHIBIT MEETINGS CHICAGO, September 21.?"Congress will probably make thorough investigation of anarchy in the United States next winter and will do its utmost to pass suitable laws for the prevention of any such crime in the future as that committed against President McKinley," said Senator Allison of Iowa. "I have no doubt there will be many joint sessions of the judiciary com mittee of the two houses during the ses sion, and the best legal talent of the land will be called upon to assist the Attorney General in pointing out constitutional methods for reaching the seat of the trouble. The need is evident. The pres sure for legislation will be very great, pos sibly pushing Congress to go to an un warranted extreme. Some action will un doubtedly be taken that is in consonance with the Constitution and will not infringe on proper freedom of speech. "A statute prohibiting gathering of an archists is not improbable. Just under what circumstances the prohibition will be, made effective and how it will be enforced must be determined by investigation." In addition to this Senator Allison said that some measure placing a severe pen alty upon any assault upon the chief exec utive of the land was bting discussed. Cmue \rar Ileiiift Lynched. LEADVILLE, Col., September 21.?An Italian miner at the Elk mine remarked that all kings and presidents should be killed, and that it was the right thing to kill McKinley. Three hundred miners gathered at tho shaft house, waited until the fellflw appeared, placed a rope around his neck and started for a railroad trestle. On the advice of some of the crowd the man's life was spared, but he was badly choked and driven out of the camp by the miners with drawn revolvers. MRS. McKIM.KV STILL IMPROVING. lla<l (??<id Mght'N Kent and Asks to Go Driving. CANTON, Ohio, September 21.?Mrs. Mc Kinley was one of the first in the house on Market street to rise today. She said she had enjoyed a good sleep ^ind that she felt better than at any time since the fate ful night in Buffalo, when her husband was shot. To Dr. Rixey she expressed a wish to take another drive today. "Mrs. McKinley is improving rapidly," said the doctor. "This matter of driving out is a solution of the problem, I think. She needs little or no medicine, but exer cise and good healthy mental occupation will work a great change. J feel a high confidence in her ultimate recovery, and am almost certain that the dreaded col lapse will not come." Mrs. McKinley went to the cemetery about noon yesterday and spent some little time at the vault in which the casket of the late President lies. She bore the trip bravely. Mrs McKinley and Dr. Rixey were ac compai.ied by Mrs. Barber. At the ceme tery p throng, which quickly gathered about the carriage, was dispersed by the soldiers on guard, and Mrs. McKinley was driven over the lawn directly in front of the vault. The military guard gave ^ formal salute. When she saw the beau tiful array of floral pieces Mrs. McKinley expressed gratification, but was apprehen sive lest injury be done her husband's body. She was assured by Dr. Rixey that the military guard would be maintained ninety days, at the expiration of which time the body would be securely placed in the vault and locked. "I am happy over the effect of the drive on Mrs. McKinley," said Dr. Rixey, when the party returned to the house. A guard of half a dozen soldiers still surround the house, merely to keep out the Idly curious and to preserve quiet. A few callers left cards at the house during the day, including Senator and Mrs. Fairbanks. HANXA DO\K WITH INTERVIEWS. Refuse* to Talk Politic*?Greatly llroken by Recent Tragedy. CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 21.?The Plaindealer says: Asked to make a brief statement .as to how he regarded the policy of President Roosevelt, so far as it had been expressed, and what sort of an ad ministration he believed the new President would give to the nation, Senator Hanna said: "I am done with being interviewed for all time." "Have you decided not to again publicly express your opinion?" was asked. "No more," was the brief answer. The senator is broken by the tragedy at Buffalo, and his face shows how deep grief has left its mark. GEN. .MILKS AT HIS DESK. Hu? Returned From Hi* Innpectlon Tour. Lieutenant General Miles has resumed his duties at army headquarters. His tour of inspection of military posts was inter rupted by the death of President McKin ley. which necessitated his immediate re turn to Washington. During his trip Gen eral Miles inspected the posts at Fort Knelling. Minnesota; those in Montana, and had reached Portland, Oregr.. when he learned of the death of the late President. He returned east at once and took part in the funeral services in Canton. Tilk III FORD AGROUND. (?en. Chaffee Report* tlie Trntinport on Sandbar. Acting Adjutant General Ward received a cable message this morning from Gen- \ eral Chaffee, at Manila, saying that the transport Buford was grounded on a sand bar at the mouth of the Rio Grande river, Mindanao, but so far had sustained no damage, and that the Lawton and other vessels had gone to her assistance. TO RAISE Gl'TTA-PERCHA. French Scientist* Trying to Acclima tise the Kantern Plant. According to Consul Atwell, at Roubix, the scientists in France are engaged on the problem of acclimatizing the Isonan dra gutta, the tree which produces gutta percha, indispensable to the construction of submarine cables. It seems that no other product known at present replaces the gutta-percha found in the forests of the Malay peninsula and in certain districts in Malacca. Inferior qualities have not the requisite durability for submarine use. The plantations in the districts mention ed, Consul Atwell says, have been so ruin ously exploited by the natives, who uproot full grown trees and cut young plants be fore they reach maturity, that it is feared there will be a shortage in the supply of this quality of gutta-percha in the course of fifteen years, unless means are taken to protect the forests or to propagate the plants elsewhere. It i3 estimated that the natives have sacrificed more than 5,000 of these valuable trees. France, England and Holland are doing what they can to pro tect the trees and to discover the botanical origin of the precious gum, with a view to its production elsewhere. GASOLINE IIOAT BLOWS UP. Fonr Pasnengera Badly Burned and Some May Be Drowned. PARKERSBURG, W. Va., September 21.?A gasoline ferry boat running between Elizabeth and Palestine on the Kanawha river blew up this morning. The explosion occurred at 10 o'clock, just after the ferry boat started with a load of passengers from the morning train at Pal estine. Those seriously and perhaps fa tally burned are: William Webb, captain of the boat, Parkersburg; A. S. Woodward, Harvey Thorn, H. H. Hopkins, all of Pales tine. The rest of the passer. ?^rs jumped into the river and escaped with slight injuries. As every one has not yet been accounted for, some of the passengers may have been drowned. The boat was the A. C. Barney, and was propelled by gasoline, which es caped and ignited, causing the explosion. YELLOW FEVER AT SANTIAGO. Three Cane* Brought to Port I?y British Ship. SANTIAGO DE CUBA, September 21.? The British steamer Ethel Bryhta, from Jacksonville September 14 for this port, arrived here yesterday with three cases of yellow fever on board. She left Progreso six weeks ago and arrived at New York with a yellow fever case on board. The man died in the harbor and the ship was disinfected. The captain's wife died while the steamer was on her way from New York to Jacksonville, where she loaded lumber for Santiago de Cuba. One man died yesterday and the autopsy showed plainly that he had been suffering from yellow fever. The crew of the Ethel Bryhta was removed today to the yellow fever hospital, which is situated on an island two miles from the city. The steamer was fumigated and is held in quarantine in the lower bay. No cargo is allowed to be landed from the vessel. The marine hospi tal authorities say there is absolutely no danger to the city, where there has been no yellow fever for two years past. CRICKET MATCH RESUMED. Weather Wan More Favorable at Philadelphia Today. PHILADELPHIA. September 21.?The cricket match begun yesterday at Wis sahickon Heights between Captain Bosan quet's English team and the Philadelphia "Colts" was resumed today under more favorable conditions. A warm sun tem pered the atmosphere, and many who were kept away from the grounds yesterday by the cold, bleak weather were interested spectators of today's play. The wicket was fair and favored the batsmen. E.-R. Wilson and A. R. Priestly, the first of the Engli^fj batsmen who were not out when stumps were drawn yester day, resumed their places at the wickets today. At the close of yesterday's play, when stumps were drawn, the colts had scored 173 runs, all out, and the English men had 5 runs for no wickets. TO MAKE LIBERAL SETTLEMENT. British Foreign Office's Attitude To ward American Claim*. LONDON, September 21.?The foreign office Is disposed to settle the claims of Americans for deportation from the Trans vaal without troubling the United States embassy to collect more testimony or bring over witnesses for examination by the claims commission, as agreed upon in Au gust. The demands of the Americans will be voluntarily scaled down by the United States embassy from the large sums at first asked, while the foreign office intimates that It will readily concede reasonable payments for losses of property and for personal inconvenience. MAY TIE IP UIRARU PLANT. Trouble Over Men BclnK Dlacharged for Honoring McKinley. YOUNOSTOWN, Ohio. September 21 ? The fifty puddlers employed at the Girard plant of the American Steel Hoop Com pany who refused to work Thursday night out of respect to the memory of President McKinley were discharged last night. The employes of the plant will meet tonight and it is said will strike Monday unless the discharged workmen are reinstated. FATAL WRECK IN KOI MANIA. Elicht Killed and Nine Injured on Vienna Eipreaa. BUCHAREST. Ftoumania, September 21. ?The express for Vienna collided this morning at Palota with a petroleum train, killing eight persons and injuring nine. The petroleum train, which dashed into the rear of the express, was descending an incline at the time. Eighteen petroleum cars were set on fire, and the express train was completely destroyed. PROPOSED RAILWAY LINE. ExchaiiKO* Traffic and Coniitruction of Track* Discussed. It is understood that Mr. James Christy, jr., general manager of the Washington and Annapolis Electric Railway Company, which was organized for the purpose of building an electric line between this city and Baltimore, with a branch to Annapo lis. had a conference yesterday in Balti more with Mr. George R. Webb, president of the united railways of that city, rela tive to an exchange of traffic between the two companies. After the close of the con ference announcement was made that the prospects appeared to be good for an agree ment looking to the proposed excnunge. A prominent railway official of this city said" this afternoon that there was more probability that the City and Suburban railway of this city, which now has its terminus at Berwyn, Md.. would in the near future be extended to Laurel, and that eventually the line between Laurel and Ellieott City, Md.. would be built rather than that a new line will be constructed be tween Washington and Baltimore. There is. he said, an agreement !n exist ence, under the terms of which the Balti more Security and Trading Company, which owns a charter for the building of a road between Ellieott City and Laurel, agreed to construct the proposed line, and an agreement was made with Mr. Nelson Perin. the former president :>f the United Railways of Baltimore, to have the cars of the former company enter Baltimore o\er the latter's rails. When, however, Mr. George R. Webb, the present president of the United Railways, entered office, he re pudiated the contract entered into by Mr. Perin. and a suit Is now pending to com pel the I'nlted Company to perform its part of the contract. It Is asserted that most of tlia right of way for the Washington and Annapolis line, which is to be thirty-one miles In length, has been secured, and it Is promised that the distance between the two cities will be covered In about forty-five mhiutea Appointed Profeasor of Matliem?tlcia. Prof. Frank R Littell of Scranton, Pa., an assistant astronomer at the United States naval observatory, has been appoint ed a professor of mathematics in the navy to fill a vacancy. KNOWS NO SECTION Booseveit Will Be President of the Whole Country. CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S DECLARATION Emphatic Remarks to Southern Congressmen. WHITE HOUSE CALLERS "I am going to be President of the United States and not of any section. I don't care that (snapping his fingers) for sections or sectional lines. When I was governor of New York I was told I could make four appointments in the army. When I sent in the names three of the four men were from the south and tie other was from New York. They were brave men who deserved recognition for services in the Spanish war and it didn't matter to me what states they were from." These thoroughly characteristic and in teresting words, spoken with an earnest ness and promptness that were impressive, were uttered by President Roosevelt this morning to three southern congressmen Senator Pritchard and Representative Klutz of North Carolina and Representa tive Gibson of Tennessee. They were among the many public men who called during the day to assure the President that he would receive their cordial support. "The south will support you most hearti ly," said Senator Pritchard, speaking for all three of the southern men. "The demo cratic newspapers are predicting good for you and of you, and the feeling of all the people for you, irrespective of party, is most kindly." It was in response to this statement that Roosevelt assured the southern men that the south was just the same to him as any other portion of the country. Senator Money of Mississippi and liepre somhlVVe ,Liv,ngston of Georgia were two southern democrats who gave to the Presi dent an idea of the sentiment of the south ern people toward him. To each of these men President Roosevelt made remarks of the same nature as to Senator Pritchard. said- ator Mone>" President Roosevelt ti "?y blood Is southern, and I have lived in the west, so that I feel that I can represent the whole country." Received (nllerM Early. President Roosevelt arrived at his office at o cioek this morning, walking t0 the ^ hite House from the home of Commander Cowles of the navy. Almost immediately he began receiving callers. Secretary Hay was th first qju-. to confer with him, Sec f?/ y following him. Secretary ifr'^ir )vith Senator Millard of Ne he hi* ti ufr to,d the President that he had the good will of the people and Hon of C ,0yal suPP?rt an<l cc-opera ti >n of himself and all public men A succession of callers followed' for an ^'r ?* 1rnorf- Senators Elkins and Scott congratulated the President on the ex tion and h"i?SH bGfinn!nff ?f his adm?nistra uon, and his timely utterances "It is needless to say that as republleans we will support you," said Senator Elkins in v ew of th m?re wl,lln^y we do so ^ w ?f.the Wlse course you have U ken ; at the beginning." To this and similar ex pressions President Roosevelt expressed his appreciation and added that it was his de KS IS accord. <" <"* Visitor* From the Northwest. Representatives McCleary, Heatwole and Stevens of Minnesota called to pay their respects and to express their good will, in talking with the President the latter re- ! called that at the Minnesota state fair about a month ago ha had made the open ing address. In his speech he had given ?S apProval t0 the policies of President McKinley. He was glad that he had done so on that occasion. With the Minnesota representatives was Ell S. Warner sur veyor general of Minnesota. Other callers were Senator Burton of Kansas, accompanied by D. W. Mulvane and B. H. Tracey; Senator Hansbrough, ex-Senator Carter, Commissioner Carroll D. Wright. Commissioner Herrmann, Ma1 Avres of the 10th Cavalry, Senator Kearns of I tah and J. E. Jones of the District President Roosevelt knew all these call ers personally and had a reminiscent word for each. He recalled that J. E. Jones nil? iWtaSt one,of *he delegates from the District to the Philadelphia convention had b?en a member of the committee that notified him of his nomination as Vice President. Delegation of Cubans Presented. A delegation of Cubans was presented to the President by General Wood. "This is Gonzalo Quesada," began General Wood. "I don't need an introduction to Que sada," the President said In his warm hearted manner. "He and I were fellow conspirators together at one time." And the President smiled at the recollection of the Spanish war days, when Mr. Quesaua was located in Washington as the Cuban representative. eraf\Vo.!d J' DeIgado'" a&ain began Gen "Mr Deigado, I am glad to meet you " said the President. "I fought with your son in Cuba and knew him aj a brave man. * The third member of the party was tmilio Nunez, governor of the Havana province. The President congratulated the Cubans on the good reports that had come to film of progress on the island, and said that it gave him genuine gratification. The Cubans came on here to attend the funeral of President McKinley. General Wood presented to the President some res olutions of sympathy from Cubans on the death of President McKinley. A Talk With General Wood. Gen. Wood, governor general of Cuba, had another talk with President Roosevelt today over the affairs of Cuba, and this afternoon they discussed Cuban affairs during a drive together. Tomorrow even ing Gen Wood will start back for Havana, to remain until November, when he con templates another visit to Washington, "Just at present there is little to be said about the Cuban election law," said Gen. "The President will consider it, and I the Cubans may be induced to simplify ^Vhi18 ?vthe irw" 11 ls difficuK to say anjthing, because everything is exagger ated that goes from here to the island " ???. maled au!horitatively that the Cu bans will be under their own government ^?M.ay 1- Their dreams of independence will have been realized. Gen. Wood him self admits that this is the intention of the administration. President Roosevelt will put no obstacle in the way of the Cubans and on the other hand, will give them hfs aid in organizing their government Talks of Hough Rider Days. When President Roosevelt and General Wood had their conference this morning they put official matters aside for awhile and went back to their days of fighting and camping together In Cuba, when General Wood commanded the Rough Riders and President Roosevelt was lieutenant colonel of the regiment. Farther back than that President Roosevelt and General Wood were close personal friends. When one was civil service commissioner and the other was a medical officer in the aaoy, with the rank of captain, they* were friends. Wishes No Bodyguard. After lunch yesterday President Roose velt returned to the White House and spent the afternoon in his office, mo.tt of his work consisting of dictating answers to correspondence that had accumulated during his attendance upon the funeral ceremonies of President McKinley. At 6:30 in the afternoon, when It was nearly dark. President Roosevelt left the White House and walked unaccompanied to the home of Commander Cowles, where he will remain until he goes to the White House to occupy that building on Monday. Some comment was caused yesterday by the fact that the President went about unaccompanied and exposed to any danger that might be lurk ing. It is well known, however, that the President will never consent to a body guard of detectives following him around. He will go and come whenever he desires in his old way, but will exercise such cau tion as Ms position and dignity necessi tate. He will not needlessly expose him self, and his admtrers suggest that any one who tries to harm him may find that they have tackled a difficult proposition. Presi dent Roosevelt is of the opinion that if an assassin is in waiting for a person the presence of bods'guards would avail noth ing. Appointments by the President. President Roosevelt today made the fol lowing appointments: Treasury?Wm. B. Ridgely of Illinois, to be controller of the currency. Navy?Edward T. Hoopes, to be an as sistant paymaster in the navy, with the rank of ensign. State?To be consuls of the United States: George O. Cornelius of Pennsylvania, at St. John's. Newfoundland; Aionzo B. Gar rett of West Virginia, at Nuevo Laredo, Mexico; Jesse H. Johnson of Texas, at Santos, Brazil. Jesse H. Johnson is now consul at Coati cook, Canada, and is simply transferred to a new post. A selection has been made for the Coaticook consulship. William B. Ridgely Is the son-in-law of Senator Cullom, and holds a responsible business position in Chicago. He will come ! on here October 1. when Controller Dawes' I resignation will take effect. '. WILL FORM A NEW UNION j Til* PLATE WORKERS WILL LEAVE THE AMALGAMATED. Dissatisfied With the Settlement President Shaffer Made With the Steel Triiat. PITTSBURG, Pa., September 21.?The striking tin plate workers, who have re fused to abide by the agreement made in New York between President ShafTer of the Amalgamated Association and the offi cials of the subsidiary companies of the United States Steel Corporation, are ex pected to make final plans today for seces sion from the Amalgamated Association and the formation of a separate union, to be composed entirely of tin plate workers. A meeting for this purpose wUl be held in this city this afternoon! " The tin workers say tftoy have been ill treated and ignored in Ifiv ttrike 3C'.tIe ment, and at the meting today it is pro posed to introduce a resolution asking the men to continue the strike and retufh the charters of the various lodges to the Amal gamated Association. Outside of the tin workers nearly all the strikers have returned to the mills or wilt be working by Monday. The strike status as given out from official sources showed the following plants in operation today: All those of the American Sheet Steel Company, with the exception of the ones at Dresden and Struthers, both in Ohio, and the W. Dewees Wood plant, at McKeespoit, the latter being scheduled to start on Mon day. All those of the American Tin Plate Com pany, except the Irondale plant at Middle town, Ind., the Atlanta plant at Atlanta, Ind., the Cumberland at Johnstown, and the Great Western at Joliet, 111. All of the National Steel Company, save that at Bellaire, Ohio. All of the National Tube Company, ex cept the Riverside works, near Wheeling and the Boston rolling mil! at McKeesport. All of the Amberiean Steel Hoop Com pany. ? * ? TO COURT-MARTIAL COL. MEADE. Recommendation of the Conrt in the Recent Inquiry. The Secretary of the Navy made the following statement today in regard to the recent court of inquiry in thle case of Col. Robert L. Meade of the Marine Corps: "In the opinion of the coiirt, Major Chas. H. Lauchheimer, United States Marine Corps, should be fully and honorably ex onerated of all the charges made against him by Col. Robert L. Meade, United States Marine Corps. "Further, in the opinion of the court, Col. Frank L. Denny, United Slates Marine Corps, should be fully and honorably ex onerated of all the charges made against him by Col. Robert L. Meade, United States Marine Corps. "And. In the opinion of the court, further proceedings should be had against Col. Robert L. Meade, United States Marine Corps, and that officer should be tried by general court-martial." Reprieve Granted a Filipino. On the recommendation of" Gen. Chaffee, commanding the army In the Philippines, Acting Secretary Sanger Has granted a reprieve of sixty days to Fcancisco Dlzon, a Filipino, who was sentenced to death for a capital crime committed jn the Philip pines, and was to have been hanged yes terday. A short time ago Dizon's counsel asked to have the date of the native's ex ecution postponed, in order that they might present further testimony In his behalf. Gen. Chaffee forwarded a recommendation to that end to the War Department with the above stated result.' Promotions ii tie Amy. The appointment of Col, James M. Bell of the 8th Cavalry as a. brigadier general in the army has resulted In the following promotions in the cavalry arm of the serv ice: Lieut. Col. Louis H. Racker of the 6th Cavalry, to be colonel of the 8th Cavalry; Major George S. Andersoa of the 6th Cav alry, to be lieutenant caSOTlel of the 6th Cavalry, and Capt. John C. Graham of the ?th Cavalry,, to be major o# fhe-Gth Cavalry. I m i Military Surgeon* to Meat Here. The executive committee of the Associa tion of Military Surgeora "of the United States has arranged that t&e next annual meeting of the association shall be held in clty on the Bth? 6th and 7th of June, As a Tribute From the Csar. At the request of M. de Wollant, Russian charge d'affaires, wb? is now at Narra ganaett Pier, Assistant Secretary Hill of the State Department has arranged to have P'ece Placed upon the grave of Mr. McKmley at Canton as a tribute from the Emperor of Russia. ImrctsTf Goes to Hew York. Secretary Root has gone to New York to visit his sen, who Is seriously ill With typhoid fever. The duration of his visit will depend upon the condition of his son. HARBER RESUMES Continues Testimony Before the Court of Inquiry. THE BLOCKADE OFF SANTIAGO Commander Schroeder Describes Attack on Colon. CONNING TOWER TALK Admiral Dewey observed his usual rule of promptness in calling the Schley court of Inquiry to order at 11 o'clock today at the navy yard. All the members of the court were present on the minute, and Admiral Schley sat with his oounsel" at the table set apart for them on the left of the witness seat. The attendance of the public was somewhat larger than yesterday. The first witness called was Captain Har ber, executive officer of the Texas dur ing the Spanish war, who was on the stand when the court adjourned yester day. The judge advocate asked no questions of him and he was immediately turned over to Mr. Rayner, of counsel for Ad miral Schley, who questioned hJm con cerning his statement made yesterday tp the effect that he did not recall that there was any picket line established in Iiadore Rayner. side the line of blockade at Cienfuegos. A report by Admiral Schley was read, to the effect that a picket line had been maintained, but the witness declined to change his statement. Asked if the Brooklyn had not, on May 24. signaled the Texas to go alongside the collier and coal, he said he did not recall anything of* the kind. Mr. Rayner read the signal message as follows: "Go along side the collier and Ccal as rapidly as possible," but no amount of pressing could bring the witness to say that he remem bered the incident. He had. he said, had very little to do with the signaling. The same replies practically were made in re sponse to questions regarding other s g nals. Mr. Rayner quoted several of these. One, transmitted from the Texas tj> the Brooklyn read: "On an afterthooght the captain thinks it unsafe to put a coilter between battle ships." Another from the Texas read: "I do not think it safe to col lier. The two ships will surely crush her." Captain Harber replied that he remember ed there was some talk of the collier, but he comd not recall what it was. Speaking of the signals observed off Cienfuegos, he said his supposition, as was that of other officers, was that they were between the Spanish foroes. The Run to Santiago. Capt. Harber was also questioned closely concerning the rate of speed of the squad ron on the sail from Cienfuegos to San tiago on May 25. He said the weather was fresh and the sea moderate; that it was hard for entail vessels, but It was "nothing much." He thought the Texas could have made from ten to twelve knots. Mr. Rayner had the witness read from the logs of the Massachusetts, the Iowa, the Brooklyn and other vessels concern ing the weather at that time. Mr. Rayner read a report from Capt. Higgmson saying that the weather had been "rough and squally" on the 25th. Capt. Harber stated that the report of Capt. Higglnson was not borne out by the log book of his ship. "It does not correspond with the log," he said, and he added that having given his best recollection concerning the weather, he Commander Schroeder. thought Mr. Rayner had an ulterior motive In his questions. Mr. Rayner declared that he had no such end in view. "Then," said the witness, "I have given you my best recollection concerning the weather." "That is what I want." responded the at torney. "That is what I have given you," re peated the witness. Capt. Lemly objected to the examination of Capt. Harber on the record of a ship which he had had no part in preparing. The court retired to consider the point. After an absence of ten minutes the court returned, announcing Its decision, sustain ing the objection that the witness could not be examined upon the log of the Massa chusetts. Continuing his testimony, Capt. Harber Insisted that the weather on May 25 was not "rough." The Might Blockade. He also maintained that it was his recol lection, as stated yesterday, that the fleet was farther out at night than in the day time. When his attention was called to a contrary statement by Admiral Higglnson the witness said that it was not material to him what any other man had said; that he had given his estimate and was not con cerned about .the statements of others. "Then you object to having your memory refreshed," said Mr. Rayner. "I said nothing of the kind." replied the witness. "I am here to give my testimony, Aflmiral HiKKinnon, and I object to being spoken to in the way you speak to me." He also objected to Mr. Rayner's shaking his finger at him, saying he construed it a.s a menace. Mr. Rayner insisted that he meant to be entirely respectful and not to menace the witness. Counsel questioned the witness concern ing his estimate that at night the vessels of the fleet steamed eight miles to the eastward and seven miles to the westward of the mouth of the harbor. The point was sought to be made that to make this sail of fifteen miles would require greater speed than three knots an hour, which the witness had testified was made, but Cap tain Harber maintained his position, say ing he had given his best impression. Some of the log entries he considered worthless as evidence. "Admiral Higglnson, who preceded you on the stand," said Mr. Rayner, "testified that the blockade of Admiral Schley cruised nearer at night than day. Now, do you | still maintain that you did not cruise nearer at night than during the day?" "Certainly. I gave you my estimate." "I just want to refresh your memory." "It doesn't refresh my memory at all.' "It is not possible for you to be wrong?" "I did not say anything about that. Cer tainly it is possible for me to be wrong. I want to state that I am here to answer questions appertaining to this testimony and not to have words made in that way as though I had made the assertions." Mr. Rayner announced his cross-exami nation closed and the witness was exam ined by Mr. Hanna, assistant judge advo ca te. Making; Gntrim in Lokr. Mr. Hanna asked whether it is practica ble In times of urgency to make log en tries of signals. The witness replied that It was not prac ticable for the person who usually made such entries to put them down at that time. It was necessary to write them out later, he said, trusting to memory. He also stated that it was impossible for him to have had knowledge of signals from the Texas, as Captain Philip usually managed the ship personally. "Is it," asked Mr. Hanna, "a more critical matter to coal ship in the open, with a battle ship on the other side, than with a ship on only one side?" "Decidedly," was the response. Captain Parker here asked: "You did some coaling on the 27th and 28th of May?" "On the night of the 27th and morning of the 28th." "Did not, In the course of that coaling, the collier spring a leak because of a col lision with the Texas?" "You could not call it springing a leak. The plates were Indented and in the Texas a very little water came seeding through." "So the sea at that time was bad enough to cause these vessels to collide?" "The inference, sir, is quite wrong. That was due to a float which we put in between the vessels and did not notice that it was just abaft the armor belt. The float con sisted of square timbers." "That would have been worse in a worse sea, and it was bad enough in that sea?" "Experience told It was not necessary to use that sort of thing." "You did not have as much experier.ee then In coaling as you have had since, did you?" - "With that sort of sea, yes, sir." By the court: "What was the state of the sea when the Texas coaled on May 27 as compared with the state on the 2Cth?" "The weather was smoother somewhat, I believe; more favorable." This concluded Captain Harber's testi mony and he was excused. Admiral Higglnson Recalled. Admiral Higglnson then was recalled an': questioned especially concerning his state ment of yesterday that the fleet was only two or three miles out from Santiago har bor. He modified his statement by saying that during the first portion of the blockade the fleet stood out farther, probably five miles by day and four miles by night. He confessed, however, that after three years his memory was Indistinct. In reply to a question by Capt. Parker, the witness said that with 800 tons of coal aboard the Massachusetts could have steamed 2.7)00 miles or could have remained on blockade duty for about twelve days. By Capt. Parker?"Then after twelve days out you would not have been able to get anywhere?" "No, we would not." "Did the fleet after the 20th of May ever So off a distance of twenty-five miles?" "I don't remember that It ever did." "Then the story to that effect, by whom soever told, could not be true?" "I don't remember such an excursion, and if made the log book should show the fact.' "Have you any memory that the fleet (Continued'on Secqnd Page.) Better a three-line ad vertisement where honest circulation is. than a page where it abideth not. BOERS ACTIVE" AGAIN Score Four Notable Successes During the Past W*?k. BRITISH PEOPLE EXASPERATED Growing Criticism of Kitchener and the War Office NEWSPAPEK COMMENT LONDON. September 21.?While Mr. Kruger and Dr. Leyds are drawing: up peti tions to President Roosevelt and the czar asking them to intervene the fighting: Boers are helping: themselves in South Africa by celebrating the expiration of the period in which Lord Kitchener proclaimed they must surrender by four notable successes, killing sixty-eight officers and men, wound ing sixty-three and capturing five guns and 300 men. The situation la singularly like the opening of the war, two years ago, the names of the same places recurring in the dispatches. Utrecht, where Major Gough was en trapped, was the scene of a similar am buscade eighteen months back. Acton Homes, wrhere the Boers yesterday reap peared. Is eighteen miles southwest of Lady?mith, prominent In the early hostili ties, and the Natal colonies are mustering for the defense of the Tugela, as when General Joubcrt Invaded Natal in 1NJW. In Caj>e Colony fighting is again going on south of Stormberg in territory traversed by raiders and their pursuers half a dozen times. British Are Kxanprratcd. The government's publication of tht se re verses causes an outburst of exasperation against the conduct of the war, not In South Africa, but by the ministry. The great ministerial journels accuse the gov ernment of trying to run the war "on the cheap" by not providing Lord Kitchener with sufficient resources. The Times, while it has no misgivings as to the final issue, accuses the home au thorities of lack of organized, sustain* d ef fort, of a disposition to postpone military for financial considerations and of failing to grasp the moral and intellectual dam age, which the prolongation of the struggle inflicts on the empire. Other ministerial supporters aver that precious months which should have been spent in preparing for another campaign were wasted in electioneering and that Lord Kitchener has not been supplied with the requisites. IIOER APPEAL CONSIDERED. Holland's PoreiKii Minister Fo|?arda It to i'eaoe Council. THE HAGUE, September 21.?Baron Van Lyrnlen, the minister of foreign affairs, has forwarded to the legations and mem bers of the council of the court of arbi tration a copy of the BT>er appeal for arbi tration, with- a notification that he intends to bring up the appeal for consideration at the first meeting of the council. The date of the meeting is not fixed. BETHENY, France, September 21 ?In his speech at the luncheon, which followed the review today President Loubet created somewhat of a sensation by saying: "The Franco-Russian alliance is pledged to settlements inspired by Justice and hu manity." Whether rightly or otherwise, some of his hearers took the remark to refer to affairs In South Africa. OHIO'S TRIBLTE. Memorial Service* In tier Auspices of State Association. Citizens of the state of Ohio who live in Washington are making preparations for a mass meeting to be held at Chase s Grand Opera House in honor of the late President McKinley. The date of the exercises has not been agreed upon, and will not be until Rev. Frank Bristol, pastor of the Metro politan Methodist Episcopal Church, le turns from Europe, which he Is expected to do within a week. Subscriptions are to be solicited by various persons to be select ed by the Ohio Republican Association of Washington, as explained by the following: The Ohio Republican Association of W'ashington. of which President McKinley was an honorary member, will hold a service, in commemoration of the death of our late lamented President, at Chase's Grand Opera House, the use of which has been kindly donated by Mr. Chase, at a time to be hereafter named, to which all residents of Ohio, also President Roose velt, cabinet and diplomatic corps will be Invited. To make the meeting worthy of the great name we mourn, and a credit to the citi zens of our beloved state, your contribution and hearty co-operation are respectfully solicited. J. H. BRIGHAM, President. T. M. SULLIVAN, Secretary. For the benefit of those who may desire to contribute the following list of collectors has been announced: War Department?Messrs. T. M. Sullivan, W. L. Symons and John E. Brooks. Interior Department?Mr. Frank L. Campbell. General land office?Mr. Charles A. Boyn ton. Pension office?Messrs. L. M. Kuhns and Charles Matthews. Sixth auditor's office?Mr. Edwin Perkins. Treasury Department?Captain Newton Ferree and Mr. W. F. Kearney. Government printing office?Messrs. H. C. Hayne, A. W. Reynolds and D. G. Morrf Bon. Cens.us office?Messrs. Wr. F. McDaniel, H. Rowan, L. K. Chambers and G. H. Van Buren. Department of Justice?Messrs. P. M. Ashford and J. K. Richards. Navy Department?Dr. M. H. Sutliff. Bureau of engrravlng and printing?Mr. W. Wr. Rahn. Department of Agriculture?Colonel J. H. Brigham and Mr. H. N. Price. Mail bag repair shop?Mr. L. W. Kearney. City post office?Mr. M. W. Stevenson. District building?Mr. M. E. Ward. Navy yard?Mr. Harry H. Waiters. Medical and National Museum?Mr. John C. Cox. Auditor for the War Department?Colonel W. A. Rogers. Personal Mention. Dr. W. W. Johnston has returned to the :ity. Judge William A. Maury of the *Spanlsh treaty claims commission, who has been spending a few days at the home of his laughter, Mrs. James Parmelee of Cleve land, Ohio, will return to the city today, ludge Maury was expected several days igo, but deferred his return In order to at tend the funeral of President McKinley at Canton, Ohio. Gen. Harrison Gray Otis of Los Angeles, Cal., who is on a short visit to the city, is at CO I street northwest. Mr. A. J. Chipman of the geological sur vey Is In New York and Is at the Nor. man die.