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ST. LOUIS, AtO.. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1901.
Trains. Three Cents. . . o.
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WILL BREAK GROUND ON THE
FAIR SITC IN TWO WEEKS.
SCHLEY AND CAPTAIN CLARK
WOMAN'S DARING
FEAT AT NIAGARA.
REVIEW SANTIAGO CAMPAIGN.
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Two Historic Implements Will He Used in Raising the First Shovel
fuls of Earth Semimilitary D isplay May Be Included in the
Day's Frogrnintue Date Not Yet Fixed.
Mrs. Anna Edson Taylor Went
Over the Horseshoe Falls in
Niagara River in Barrel.
Bear Admiral Defends His Course in Every Move Made by the Fljrsj
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ing Squadron Enters an TCrupbatlc Denial of Testimony of
Admiral Cotton Captain Clark's Story of the Fight.
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SETH W. COBB AROUSES CONSIDERABLE INTEREST IN ITALY.
SHE .WAS NEARLY DROWNED.
EXPLANATION OF THE ALLEGED DISOBEDIENCE OF ORDERS.
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..One oLthe.doomed'trecs on Art Hill. The
black girdle, encircling the trunk , In the
death warrant which indicates to'the axmen
that the tree is marked for felling.
Ground will be broken for the Exposition
some lime, within the next two weeks.
The .date for the ceremonies has not yet
bee fixed, bat it has been decided to hare
them take place near the spot on the Art
Police Hill where the flrst stake, was -"riven
Sii" September 3, some three-quarters of a
mile southwest of Xlndell pavilion.
The' Ceremonies Committee is now en
gaged In laying out an elaborate programme
for the eventful occasion. It is possible
that Governor Dockery and Stats officials
Willi be invited to attend, Ward's Fair
Commissioners from other States may. .also
be. present to-add national significance to
theTunctlona. Addresses by dignitaries who
are ofleially Interested .in the dedication of I
the;-sBtetwffi.'be?rcidc. u'.Uikely liiat:'
vjn) 'nawsMttee -wOl, addf color, to '"the: pro-'
m:bt, semlmUltary display in wmen
the United States' troops at Jefferson Bar
racks and 'the militia will take parti
"Two historic" shovels will turn the first
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MISS MAYMIE'STARR DIES
IN THE INDIAN TERRITORY.
Cherokee Indian Girl Who Was Prize Essayist anS Captain of Bas-
ket-Ball Team at Forest Park University, From Which she .
-was Graduated, Succumbs to Appendicitis.
MISS kAYMIE 8TARB;
rraldent of'ttae class of 1901 at Forest Park University, who has'juat died
Taniequah, l t.
Xaymle Starr, -the Cherokee Indian'
rjkt,'te waa graduated from Forest Park,
TTafvanftr tort aprfngwith the honors of
Dm .elair of " which , aha .had been chosen
pr4aMest,:aBd who waa also captain of the''
TMHttT haaket-bail team asd prize esaaylst.
.aart e MrinttcitiaaVher borne In Tahle
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Starr rwaa ,11 years old, of a leading
A ! .mammm oar-owaBJcupic, uiuavvxa-
. t'IiIj" !" fc ptio .of the best circles ot
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clcJs of earth on the site. Who Is to hate
the honor of turning the first spadeful of
'soli In the making of the greatest of ..x
poslllons is a secret that Is being zealouly
guarded for the present. The shovel to be
used In this ceremony Is supposed to be the
flrst Implement used in the Louisiana Pur
, chase territory after Its settlement by
French pioneers. It is quite different from I
any shovel of the modem day.- and will be j
culated as amemento of the ground-breaking.
FOUND SHOVEL
IX MASSACHUSETTS.
The shovel that will turn the. flrst spade
ful of earth has been, found in the Massa
chusetts State Arsenal, where it was
Placed in 1S05. Its .record is that It was in
use on the IouIslana Purchase territory In
1S03. The honor of discovering the Implc-
t raent is due to Director J. E. Smith of the
Mmnions Hardware Company. He obtained
the clew to the missing shovel through a
number of i hovel manufacturers In Xeu
York, Philadelphia. Boston and Pittsburg.
The. prized instrument was finally located
In Boston. It has been loaned to the Expo
sition company, with the understanding
that the Simmon Hardware Company will
be responsible for Its safe return. A re-,
production of the shovel has been made ty
a large shovel concern at North Easton.
Mass. Both the original shove) and Its fac
simile of to-day will arrive In St. Louis by
express some time during the 'next week.
Chairman "Pierre -Chouteau of'the Com
mittee on History has- applied a second
shovel made entirely of wcod. It .was dug
up in the course of excavation at MIno La
-jrottC near" St. Genevieve. Mo. The curi
ous Instrument had been given to a man
from Rhode Island named Hazard, who .was
visiting In this State at the time of its dls-
ment to the Pcacedale Museum of Rhode
Island. He has consented that it might be
Used on condition that it would be returned
in good shape.
Each of the directors of the Exposition
Company will loosen a shovelfoll of earth
at the dedicatory ceremonies. Director of
Works Taylor has suggested that both of
implements might be used in the breaking
of the ground. He refers to the occasion
of the driving of the flrst Make, when each
Director of the Exposition Company used a
number of axes, hatches and hammers
which were preserved as mementoes. The
same course, he urges, might be pursued
with the shovels.
SETH W. COBB'S WOBK
FOR, FAIK IS ITALY.
President Francis received a letter yes
terday" from Angelo del Nero of Rome.
Italy, In which he gives account of the
presentation of Vice President Seth W.
Cobb of the Exposition Company to the
Ministers of Commerce and Foreign Affair
of the Italian Government on July 10. An
inclosed "copy or II Popolor Romano, a daily
'fiawr of -Rome, contained an account of the
-rialt of Vice -PreaKent...Cot jtoxGiaao
Bacelll. Secretary of Commerce, ana;Airreao
Bacelll, Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs.
It. says that Vice' President Cobb waa re-
Comtlaaed ob Pa;e Two.
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of the facta attending her education.
Burr's older sister Married W. W.
lags, a United States Coitimlialoner fa the
Indian Territory Her taaatly wapdtter
rained' that she ahould'haTe.eTerjr' advan
Uge. After ttelns aenatM atlthA Chero
kee "Female aemlnary at TaWetiuah she
was seat to Forest'FaAUalrersttv to quat
lry.neraelf for, the wont of Inatructtng the
gins oi ner tnoe.
JOas Starr, waa 'hersalt verf ambltloaa.
Ehe'fwaa loyal to ber relatlreaaad realised
in 'her work their fondest feodea; She bad
Jvatibeen arointed Va; teacber'Ia' tt Chero
kee FemeOa Sewiarr ,-.?,,, take
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By a ItepuWIc rhotographer.
looking upvard from the level of the location of the Grand Basin on Thursday.
October 21. to the very center of the crest of the Art Palaco Hill. The massive dome of
ifco Art structure- will arl3e nboiit In the clear patch of open amid the trees im the sum
mit. The peristyle colonnade will sweep along the hill in either direction ftnm the spot
on which the dome will b; erected. From tho summit down to the Basin the hanging
nlens will bo laid -out. The ceremony of breaking ground for the Exposition Is to
take place on this spot.
SINGLE CARNATION
SOLD FOR $1,750.
. REPUBLIC WEC1AI..
Chicago. III., Oct. II. B. Eldridge.
the millionaire sewing machine man-
ufacturer of Belvldere, III., for a sin-
" gle bloom of va!mon-coloreil bios-
soms blended with crimson, has Just ,'
paid $1.73). Mr. Eldridge was winter- j
4 lng in California last season. A
flori3t made a casual remark nboiit a
, rare variety of salmon-colcred bloom .
blended with crimson, which, he said, j
recency developed In his conserva- j
tori-. But the gardener remarked that '
money could not buy this specimen.
However, Mr. Eldridge wanted the
plant, and money was no object to
him, 0, after a few hours dickering.
he secured It for 1.50. " The carna-
tlon is now In full bloom In Mr. El-
drldge's conservatorj' at, Belyldere.
Its owner has christened it the "El-
drldge B." carnation.
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LEADING TOPICS
TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC.
THE 8UN RISES THIS MORNING AT
:1 AND SETTS, THIS EVENING AT EOT,
WEATHER INDICATIONS.
ForTt Lonla find Vlejnlt- Con(ln-
lalr neatker, mltn. atatloHarr
IratBentare.
For Miaaonrl Fair Friday prob
ably Satnrdayi IlKbt. Tarlable tvlnda.
For Hllaola Fair Friday. Satarday
fair and warmer; liafct, wortheaater
ly wlnda, ablftina; to aoatbeaaterly.
Page.
1. Color Question Comes Up TorDay.
To Spend Four Million Dollars.
Schley and Captain Clark Review Santi
ago Campaign.
2. Telegraphic News Briefly Told.
2. Police Parade.
Chicago Will Be Gainer.
4. Mullanphy Case in Supreme Court.
Why American Goods Are Sold Cheaper
Abroad.
Use Island as Battleship.
5. For Improved Music. -
St. Loulsan Has Bene Marentl MedaL
The East Side.
In the City.
6. Fair Grounds Races.
Entries and Selections.
Lord Brazen Won Rich Puppy Stake.
7. Washington Ready for Lake ForesL
Minor Leaguers Meet In New York.
S. Editorial.
Introduced Into Society.
Debutantes of the' Season.
9. Strikers Obtain Work.
Her Name on Two Licenses.
10. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
Birth. Marriage and Death Records.
Real Estate Transfers.
New Corporations.
11. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ad
vertisements.
News of the Churches.
Annie E. Snow Asks for Receiver.
U. Summary of St. Louis Markets.
Stocks and Bonds Up on Local
change.
Chicago Grain Markets.
13. The Coal Man's Profits.
River News.
14. Says Death Was Due to Accident.
Southwest Wheat in Favor,
eays He Disposed of Gifts.
Will Assist Husband.
Ex-
ROOSEVELT REJECTS HORSES.
Two Had Corns and None Beached
the Desired Standard.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington, Oct. 34. President Roosevelt
has returned to tne dealers the three car
riage horses recently purchased tor him in
New1 YorKT They were found to be" thor
oughly unsatisfactory, coming up In scarce
ly a single particular to the standard, de
sired by the President.
The fault moat evident at the time' of the
arrival of the' horses was that the shoes on
their hoofs were badly" fitted. When they
Jtrere removed It was found that two of the
hones had corns. When the President tried
the animals his practiced eye saw they
were not perfect, and he ordered that they
be sent back and that others be secured In
their places.
BRITISH METHODS DENOUNCED.
German Citizens' Hold an Enthu
siastic Pro-Boer Meeting.
Berlin. Oct. 24. An enthusiastic pro-Boer
meeting was held to-day in Weimar, at
tended by' more than 1,000 persons. Doctor
Cadow of Klmberley answered Herr
Brandt, former. 'German 'Minister to" China:
who had .ridiculed Weimar' because" of the
prc-Bcer sentiments which 'have- frequently
found expression, of ..late. '
RtoluUonawere' adopted condemning the
recent executions In' South Africa and" e-
nooaclnsvtne British military "methods as
FOUR MILLIONS IN
NEXT TWENTY MONTHS
ft. Louis to Expend That Amount
for Public Improvements Be
fore May 1, I'll):!.
BETTER STREETS.AND SEVERS.
Cost of Reconstructing the Ave
nues Will Aggregate l,.5f;D.0l!
and of the Sanitary Im
provements ?1,5(IMII)0.
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TO Di: SI'KNT FOR PUBLIC
I3IPROVEMEXTS HT MAY I, 10O3.
For street construction and
reconstruction J.'.MO.OOO
For building adequate" sani
tary sewers 1,500,000
Total
....M.OOO.CW
Twenty miles of jjtreets have been. 4
paved In tho last, year at a cost of
n.ooe,oof.
Forty miles of new district sewers
and seven miles of Joint district sew-
ers are planned to be built In the 49
4 next twenty months. 4)
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Citizens of St. Louis will expend no less
than J4.000.000 before May I, 1303, for per
manent public improvements. Of lliU
amount C.500,00O will be applied for recon
struction of Important streets. For con
struction of adequate sanitary sewers, tL
EOO.000 will be required. If all conditions
are propitious more than If ,000 will be
invested by the people toward the creation
of the New St. Louis.
In the year about to close more than SI.
009,000 has been used to convert twenty mile
of streets Into good avenues, paved with
granite and brick. Halt a million dollars
improved sanitary conditions by the con
struction of new sewers. Thus, in tho year
1901 the cost of street and sewer improve
ments aggregated JL500.C00. Between May
1, 1901. and May 1, 1903, the street ai.d
sewer improvements will have co?t at
least 15,500,000, perhaps. S6,S0O,O00.
Authority and ability to effect this great
change were reposed In the municipal offi
cials by the people of St. Louis at the spe
cial election held Tuesday, when five
amendments to the City Charter were ap
proved. Electors ot the city enabled, ex
tensive public improvements by voting for
the Installment system of paying for tba
work.
"It is still too early to esUmate with any
accuracy the cost of proposed street re
construction for next year," Street Com
missioner Varrelmann stated yesterday.
"This year we spent Jl.000,000 for recon
struction. Next year's work will cost no
less than ,000.000, and perhaps as much
as S3.000.CO). It is the purposo ot the Board
of Public Improvements to do as much work
ns possible.
The Street Department and the Board of
Public Improvements, as well as the other
municipal departments, wilt need tho as
sistance of the people of St. Louis in the
endeavor to build'the New St. Louis. Pop
ular sentiment must be with us In our work.
If conditions be satisfactory, much will be
accomplished." .1
Draftsmen in the Street Department
and Sewer Department have been busy for
months preparing plans and formulating
bills for public work. The plans of both
departments were detailed In yesterday's
Republic Drafts of ordinances will reach
the MunlcipaLAssembly without greater de
lay than may be necessary.
"District and joint-district sewers to
be constructed before the World's Fair,"
said Sewer Commissioner Hermann, "will
cost nt least Jl.500.000. With this money I
propose to build forty miles or district
sewer and seven miles of Joint-district
sewer. I hope to do more."
Mayor Wells will consider, at an early
date, the proposition to erect some new
public buildings. Issuance of the J,000,000
worth of World's Fair bonds will be in or
der as toon as officers of the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition apply to the Mayor
and Comptroller Player.
SCHLEY INVITED TO CHICAGO.
Hamilton Club Desires to Honor
the Rear Admiral.
Chicago. Oct. 24. The Hamilton Club, one
of .the leading political organizations of
Chlccgo. to-day, through Its" president, ex
tended' the following Invitation 'to Admiral
Echlcy:
"To Admiral W. S. Schley, Washington.
Dfis The Hamilton Club of Chicago, dc
flrlng to continue the pleasant association
Hgun two j ears ago, extendi to vou an In
vitation to a reception In your honor at the
earliest time that win suit y00r conven
ience.., i
" (Signed) "EDWIN A. HUNGER.
Barrel Was Third Filled With
Water When Rescued First
Time the Trip Has Ever
Been Accomplished.
REPUBLIC SPECIAI
Niagara Falls. N. Y., Oct. Il.-Mrs. Anna
Edson Taylor went over the Horseshoe
Falls in the Nlaeara River in a barrel this
afternoon and came out alive. Her feat is
unparalleled In the history of adventure In
the Niagara River and rapids, of which
there have been many, most of which have
resulted fatally. Never before has an at
tempt been made to go over the falls with
the hope of surviving, and never before has
a human being made the trip voluntarily or
Involuntarily and survived. Mrs. Taylor ac
complished to-day what the world has con
sidered impossible.
Mrs. Taylor and her barrel were rowed
out into the upper river near Port Day by
two boatmen about 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The barrel was about six feet long, the
bottom being somewhat smaller than the
top. Attached to the bottom were heavy
weights to hold It In an upright position.
Within the barrel were straps, attached to
the bottom, which were placed over the
woman's shoulders to prevent her head
from bumping against the top.
Barrel Slakes Fearfnl I'longe.
Upon getting into the barrel, the woman
removed most of her clothing, which te
dropped on the bottom. Over her head she
placed a pillow, clatplng her hands above
it.
Tha two boatmen, who knew the cur
rents thoroughly, set the barrel adrift, and
It was soon movine ranldlv. itraleht as an
arrow. In the heavy current of the rapids.
Striking the first Incline of water in the
rapids. It took an upright position and.
bobbing like a cork, moved straight for the
curve of the horseshoe of the falls. About
a hundred feet'above the precipice. It swung
gracefully into the smoother water on the
Canadian side and moved rapidly toward
the cataract.
The current carried the barrel in what
was. probably, the least dangerous place
In the precipice to make the plunge. It went
over the brink at a point on the Canadian
fide about "CO feet from the curve of the
I horseshoe, keeping nearly an upright post
Hon until It was lost in the mist. Thou-
sanus watenca anxiously on the banks of
the river, every one believing that another
victim had been added to the list of the
foolhardy .who have braved death In ihe
Niagara.
Out of SIcM Two Minnies.
It was fully two minutes after the plunge
before the barrel appeared. It bobbed up'
several hundred feet below the falls In the
seething white water and then disappeared
again for a few seconds. Upon reappear
ing It floated In close to the rocks' on the
Canadian .hore.
A"h attempt was made by the Maid of the
Mist, the boat which plies below the falls,
to recover the barrel, but It was too closs
to the rocks. Boatmen who were on the
banks cf the river with ropes and poles
also roado an unsuccessful effort to pull the
barrel In.
After floating down the river to n, point
about opposite the elevator, on the Cana
dian shore, the barrel was caught In a
back current and swept toward the falls. In
a few minutes It Coated Into calmer water
and a rope was thrown about it and it was
pulled to the rocks.
No time was lost in taking off the top, a
saw being used for the purpose. Mrs. Tay
lor raised her head and exclaimed: "Have
I really gone over'the falls?"
Trip -lode In Fitly Minutes.
News that the woman was alive was
shouted through megaphones to the thou
sands watching above, and a great cheer
echoed back a cheer of relief and enthus
iasm. The barrel was one-third filled with water
and Mrs. Taylor was nearly drowned. This
is accounted for by the great pressure of the
water below the falls. Mrs. Taylor's enly
Injury was a contusion of tho right side of
the head, about the size of a fist. With the
aid of planks she was able to walk across
the slippery rocks to dry land, and she went
to her hotel Joyfully exclaiming: "They told
me I could not do it. but I did!"
From tho time Mrs. Taylsr was placed !n
the river until she was rescued, fifty min
utes elapsed, which Is considered remark
ably quick time, tho barrel having been
caught in the best currents of the river.
Mrs. Taylor Is a graduato of the Albany
Stato Commercial School, a native of the
city of Auburn, and a recent resident of
Bay City. Mich.
Mrs. Taylor Talks lawebereatly.
Mrs. Taylor talked Incoherently of her
trip over the falls, and could give no con
nected account of her experience. With the
doctors about her and questioning her, she
.sald-
"I feel like offering a prayer that my life
! spared. I feel sore about my shoulders.
If It was with ray dying breath, I would
caution any ono against attempting the
feat. I will never go over the falls again.
I would sooner walk ud to the mouth of a
cannon, knowing It was going to blow mo
ku tuco, mail ims anoiner trip over tne
falls. I was whirled about like a top. and
the water seemed to como In on me in
bucketfnls. I held tlghSy to the handles
and thought only of preventing my 'head
from striking tho top of the barrel.
"Once, for a moment. I seemed to loss
my senses. I struck rocks three times. I
"made the trip voluntarily, but I would not
do it again for a million dollars. I don't
know how I can thank you all for being bo
kind to me."
Mrs. Taylor Is JO years old. She Is a school
teacher, and recently came here from Bay
City, Mich.
Peter H. Nissen successfully passed
through the whirlpool rapids In n little
steamboat, the Foolklllcr, 8ptember 13,
1901. He had passed the rapids In a barrel
in 1900.
Maud Willlard forfeited her life in an at
tempt to pass the rapids' in a barrel, Sfp
'tember 7. 190L
Martha E. Wagcnfiuhrer went through th
rapid safely In a barret September C. :ML
Robert Leach made the trip through the
rapids successfully on June 19. 1898.
Clifford Calverly crossed the falls on a
wire October 12, ,1392.
S. J. Dixon crossed the falls on a wire
September 6. 1S90.
John L. Soules swam through the rapids
in a lite preserver July 4. jgsa.
Charles A. Percy, -with a dog. paed
through the whirlpool safely in an open
boat on September IS, 1SS8.
"Steve" Peer crossed 'the falls on a wire
June 22, 1887. He was killed by falling in
a similar attempt a few days later.
Captain Matthew Webb was drowned in
trying to swim through the whirlpool on
July 21. 1SSX
Mrs. Taylor has been a mountain climber,
has been engaged in. pedestrian contests,
has crossed the Atlantic Ocean four times
has traveled extensively. She owns a cat- !
tie ranch In Texas. On' whl-h th.ra Is a '
cna mo uuu ui. juexico seven times, oca
Ijirae wyiimi,
Hfr idea tn atterontin ihm -tn nrrr
Niagara Falls waa to procure' means for
limngtbmorge, it, betrir her attention
:e -barrel u.ter the
Washington, Oct. 24. Admiral Schley
ok the stand in his own behalf at the
took
Court of Inquiry, which is Investigating his
; conduct as Commander-in-Chief of the Fly
lng Squadron during the Santiago cam'
palgn. He was summoned a few minutes
after the court convened, at 2 o'clock, for
the afternoon stsslcn. and when the court
adjourned, at 4 o'clock, he apparently had
only gotten well under way In his testi
mony. Captain Charles E- Clark of the Oregon
had Just concluded bis statement wben Mr.
Rayner? rising from his sect; said:
"I should ltk to bave Rear Admiral
Schley called."
The Admiral, accordingly, was asked to
take- the stand. It was a turn in the pro -
ceedlngs, for which, apparently, neither the
members' of the court, its officers nor the
spectators were prepared, and a murmur
of surprise was heard on all sides.
It had been expected that the Admiral's
name would be reached toward the, close of
the afternoon session. There were still two
witnesses on his 'list, who had not been
heard, and It was understood to' be his pur
pose not to take the stand until the entire
list had been exhausted. He, however,, re
sponded immediately to the call, and before
the audience was well aware of the fact he
had begun his narrative of the campaign
which terminated in the destruction of
Cervcra's fleet.
SCHLEY MAPPED OCT HIS
OWJf PLAX OF CAMPA1GX.
Rear Admiral Schley was called to the
witness stand at the conclusion of Captain
Clark's testimony, soon after 2 o'clock, and
had not completed his testimony when the
court adjourned for the day. There was a
flutter of excitement when the name of the
Rear Admiral was called. He took the
stand, and. after giving his name and rank,
was requested by Mr. Rayner to relate his
conduct of the campaign in narrative form.
He began by relating the particulars of his
taking; command of the Flying Squadron at
Hampton Roads, where, he said, "the gen
eral plan, of campaign was thrashed out."
He said that the Captains ot his squadron
had diversified views, and he resolved to
take the helm himself.. The question of tor
pedoes In the fleet was early discussed, and
be decided the manner in' which they should
be cared for. Continuing, he said:
"I rut the squadron Immediately upon a
war footing, established the matter of pick
ets and patrols, and also the masking ot
lights, which were under Inspection on sev
eral occasions, to ascertain how effective
and complete It was.".
He had. he said, explained it "would be Im
possible to arrange a general plan .of bat
tle, but he had explained to bis commanders
that, in a general way. It was his idea to
attack the head and leading ship of the
enemy attacking us. and concentrate' the
fire upon her." "My reason for this," he said,
"was twofold the first, for its moral effect
on the enemy, and, second, 'the cdnfusion It
-would create. The older plans for naval at
tack were to attack the center' or rear of
an enemy's fleet, which would result In the
escape of some of the -enemy's vessels. 1
felly that If we got the head we" would get
the whole. I think this plan was Indicated
by the result of the battle some six weeks
or two months later," he said, concluding
this point.
MEETISO -WITH SAsMOil
5KAR KEY WEST.
He then related the details of the cruise
to Key 'West and his meeting there with
Admiral Sampson. "The Admiral was very
much worn," he said, "and necessarily so
because his responsibility had been great.
He showed me a number of orders, one of
which was for a division of the two squad
rons, one to take the north and the other
the south coast ot Cuba, and he to have the
prererence. I asked wmch be preferred, and
he expressed a preference for the Havana.''
command. H told me. confidentially., taat
whichever command I should take, I must
lemember not to attack heavily fortlflsi
Dlaces on the shore Until. the Snanlsh ahlr
were disposed of: that we must notruk the
ships until the Spanish fleet was. out of the
way.
"We discussed Cervera's probable destina
tion. He said that his Information was that
the orders to the Spanlih squadron to reach
Havana or some point within railroad com
munication were Imperative, and he believed
that Clenfuegos would be. the point, as that
ramo under the acceptation-of the' order
more directly. We' looked over maps. nd I -most
say that I agreed with him. I esnui
cot imagine that any one., who had studied,
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could have supposed that Santiago would
have fulfilled any of the. conditions of, hli
instructions. We had Quite a talk tnaMh..-
"I s'ked the-.Admiral ir. there had been
established any means of oommualcatlng:
with the Inacrgenu; whether thers.were pi-:
lots,, or whether any; locaUtr waa ksoami
f - x..r&
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r that ho did not know, but that when.he o
! the situation better in hand he would fe 1
Tni!n!vt. rrlth m and that he tbmiBbt lCi;
Would be better for me to proceed tot tksfrl
L t- ,.-;- - u -
I uiui-aaue ok i-.ciiiu-'bvs u own as pvmot.:.
i saw: -very weiu 1 -was very- i.t;
course, to so anywhere. That te
cur conversation, except, so far as iff
1 to complimentary allusions of sue C
The Admiral sal that he theri left tT7Tl
New York and went on board his owfc,B)N:;
ship. In order tohse the " opeWwsvstj
muIItip T a... iin Alvrmntltn fayMt-4
with" an order 'fromtheSetteta:'ot?tl
Navy to commodore Remey. eUnvtuag.-l
witness .l. proceed to Havana. 5'tf
The-"rtirilral then read the ord"-"
which he bad sailed frorarKey- West
this order Admiral Sampson had toM.i
modore Schley that he should estatctsBPSa
. bjoikade at Clenfuegos with the HmtS-vm?;:
slble delar. and had said that after! BW-'bair -j
the situation more in band be wob-'wJMb
the Commodore. "Under tha draetlw at .'
thta order my squadron got unirtwJ
he said;, and then he related tbitraMc
of the cruise to Clenfuegos- . '1H
Relating the particulars of tha
with. Can tain Chester of the Clncinaall
! said the Captain was arctloua to- JOBS, that.
Flying- Squadron.. The Admiral aaM,tBnV-
was not feasible. The Captain baa
gested one or two banks on taet
coast at which, he thought coallac-wa
be possible. Still, it was problematical. asV?
it would depend upon the weather an tba:'
sea. After Chester left, the Admiral: saM.'!
the squadron had continued Its Toyac ta-'5
ward Clenfuegos, where it arrived
night of May 21 "
HEARD A SALUTE IX
HARBOR AT CIBXFUEGOS.'
"Toward sundown that evening-T waa";
stanaing on tne brtoge, when we '
ty or forty miles out? I beard six or i
guns fired with the cadence of a aetata.
The report was so distinct that theOB-er;Qy
on aec: spoxo or it,- - uyg
The 'next day on the early 'morata th,;3
neei naa sieamea in ana looked into thev
harbor, but It naa been Impossible to-i
In. i.
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said: "arid I was a very doss watcher?
from 7 or 8 o'clock In the morntnar jartll ?
or x at num. very iew circumstaacea es-s
caped me.
"Toward 9 o'clock of the ad.- fee'
-tne i-upont brought to me the noa
brated 'Dear Schley letter." In
to thla dispatch he had sent the sbplpa'a
about 'the Spaniards, "as I was very--a4t;J
iul or their being at Santiago, as I tsjhnV:
te Admiral was." He recalled the antral
of the Iowa, but did not recollect thBtt-rtj
jutuusiii. jiujriuiuit io nun in roe way er ubs
paicnes. tie aia recau. nowever,,laatB-"
had gotten letters, among others o:fr9saf
his wiie. opeaaingoi tne oiocaaae at CWB- V3
.fuegosv he said the line waa threeor four.Jcf
nines oui. it was closer at nigBX tana
tne daytime." he. said, "and that was th
rule always, both at Clenfuegos and 8aaj
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"I believed at that time." aald be. "m
the sound of the firing and the convsrsaUM i
.1 bad had with Admiral Sampson that tha ttjj
aquaaron was in Lienisegos. xne Una QfTi
.formation was kept ready for aay ei
gency and was never abandoned. Di
'the day we feigned a little disorder tn beasag
that we might Invite those people 't,-i'j
.anew mere wouia oe aimcuity m'KnafX-j
in. as, tne nagsnip was' or great. atan.,a.
.were most of tne other snips. The Chanel
was very crooked and our only wish wsja-.:
.that they might come out. The niuniannlB"
ot the' squadron were rather an Invitation. far;:tS
.them to do so. -Tnat waa wnat i felt dun
all the period of thla blockade.
DE.1IE9 THAT HE SPOKE
DI9RESPECTFCLLY OF SAMP0S.y
"Lieutenant Wood has testified to a con-?aij
versatlon which he said he had had wltb'-j?
me In relation to the delivery of dispatcbea. ij
which, lor the life of me, I canaatireeall.a
and T havit' a rncoA dal nf rmrnftra'l v"r- 1
am glad to say very little ImaaliiBllsn rI
-XJeutenant Wood, when he csOTe.oa; bfairtt?
was almost prosiratea. mis conaitton to jan;
was pitiable, Not from fear, bof fnHB th"-v
exhaustion of torpedo-boat aerrlce, aad-If;'-;
icia mm wnen ne caxne over tne a0B-taflC?...
a werv uub, x wuiuu promote 'every i
officer five grades if I could. -', "sw-cs-j-a
.did 'toe an irjjurtice when he .spolte-e4':zJt;Tl
anffKina nisresTMriniiv nr irin.ir.T . ,
son.. 'I itsed no so .-h terms. There waa a
reason why I should have done' so. JfinV .
variably-spoke of him as Admiral-tiea-naaaL''-'
and: f. do not'recan nntr-worrlof iW utniJ"' j
aauon whicn ce recite: sot one -waaw,aB4 '
I reconest a good many thh.veryjVeB.;:
The Admiral then 'told' of the 'arrival of -
.the- Hawk, on the mornlag of May H.-rhBl-vi
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