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Senator Allison Predicts Drastic
Legislation by Congress.
Extra Penalties for Attack on Life
of President.
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.
lla<l (??<id Mght'N Kent and Asks to Go
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
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.
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
"I am done with being interviewed for all
"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.
Hu? Returned From Hi* Innpectlon
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.
(?en. Chaffee Report* tlie Trntinport on
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Booseveit Will Be President of the
Whole Country.
Emphatic Remarks to Southern
"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
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
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
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
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. '.
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
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
? * ?
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
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.
Continues Testimony Before the
Court of Inquiry.
Commander Schroeder Describes
Attack on Colon.
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
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
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
"That is what I want." responded the at
"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
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
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
"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
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Better a three-line ad
vertisement where honest
circulation is. than a page
where it abideth not.
Score Four Notable Successes During
the Past W*?k.
Growing Criticism of Kitchener
and the War Office
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
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
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.
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
Whether rightly or otherwise, some of
his hearers took the remark to refer to
affairs In South Africa.
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
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
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.
General land office?Mr. Charles A. Boyn
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
Cens.us office?Messrs. Wr. F. McDaniel,
H. Rowan, L. K. Chambers and G. H. Van
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
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.

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