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Thc thcrsmomctor ranRod n* roH<ms nt T!i<? Times odtlrc ycstoniay: !> A. M., W; 12 M.. 63: 3 P. M.. 6C; G P. M., 64; S P. M., BS; 32 mldnlfcht, 5T. Averare, 61,1. VOT, 1(5 NO 220 WB4THER FORECAST. Forecast for Tues.Jay and Wednesdaj Vtrginia and Xorth CaroIIna?Fa:r T.iea day and Wednesuay; light varlable winds. R1CHMOND. VA. TUESDAY. OCTOBEB 22. 1901 PlilCE TWO CENTS A GREAT FIELD DAY IN YIRGINIA Addresses From Every Huslings in the Stale. UEMOCRATS AROUSED. Montague and Marshall Speak at Harrisonburg. CREATE WIUCH ENTHUS1ASM. Willard Speaki at Boydtoa With Congress> mcn Jonc* and Lassilcr-The Rcpubll. cans Had Appoistnents Wherever tbc Deraocrcts Spckc?Col Fo.je Vi-erprrctivc Againsi Dcuiocrsts. (Speclai Dinpatch to The Timw.) HARRISONBURG. VA.. Oct. 21.?A. ?'? Montague, Dcincbratlc candidate for Gov crnor, and Judge James W. Manshall ad? dressed Iho voters'of Rockingham to-day at the courthouso on the tesues of the gubernatorial campalgn. Congressman james Hay prcslfied over thte raeetlng and Introduced the speakere. In lntro ?nclng Mr. Montague; he said he had bcen a friend of Mr. Swanson during the canvass for the, nominatton, but that he heartily jolned hande with the Dcmoc <? vi,-.i.,i., i- sunnorting Mr. Mon racy of \ Irglnia in su?, tacue and pralsed him *>r the lidelity v.ith which he had diecharged eyery duty jntrusted to him. Mr. Montague's speech abounded in wit ana humor. and contained many keen thrusta at the record and canvass of his opponent, Colbhei Hoge. He. *owever. d d not attack Colonel Hoge in as bitter terms as Hoge had attacked him when here at September court. LINE OF DEMARKATIOX. Tlie linc of divislon between the Demo rrats and the Republicans. said he, lies in the fact that the latter belleve in rutting powcr in the hands of the few, while lhe former contends for the rule of many. It claima the right to run local affairs without Federal interference. it Btands for home rule and communiiy independence. _ . . Democratic admlnistration ol affairs m Vircinla ls hevond criticism. Under :t Vir? cinla securltles advanced from less than liitv to 35. In another year they wll reach par. As to the public schools, A ir rinia contributes mor.e money in lump sirm and per uapita than any State ln tbe South. Mr. Montague believes ?n niore technical ediucation, which will en hance the usefiilness of VTrginla's young Mr Montagiie's expressions as to the suffrage quesUbn were but a reiteration of those expressed by him in his speeches In othef parts oflhe State. CYCl-ONE JIM. Ex-Congressman Marshall's address was aiong wmilar lines. and, like that ,., Montague, aroused grcat enttoosiasm. He said negro rule in pblitlcs and in so ci-l equaiities were alike impossible, even though Teddj- ROosevelt did gather ? der his roof and at his board all the Washingtons from George to Bucker. The Republicans were addressed from Ibe courthoupe grcen by H. Proston Gray of Lynehburg, and H. Gordon Mil ler, of Norfolk. They had a gooa crowd and plenty of enthusiasm. COL HOGE VITUPERATIVE ProJ. Ucor^e W. Miiss Proves Uimself an Able Stumper. (Speclai Dlepatcn u> Tb<> Times.) MARION, VA., Oct. 2L?Poiitical speak hi;r by both parties began at 1 o'elock herc to-day. -Mr. Groner, from a stand in the courthouse souare, led off :lor the Republioans and spoke one hour. He re ftrr. d to the eiection iaws, to Mr. Ander eon's refusal to meet him on.the stump and to the propositioh to disfranehise ;.? 0 white men and all the negroes. Mr. Hoge followed him and held his i :r.,v,i for two hours. He was in fine trlm and made a strong speech. His ar raignnuiu of the DemocratJc party and its leaders was teriffic Mr. J. T. Etly son seems t.' havo incurred his especial displeasure, as the English ianguage could furnish no strongcr terms than he made tise of in speakjng of that gentle man. Mr. Hoge was cloeely listened to and made a TOte^getting speeck. ln the oourthouse the Democrats were addressed toy Mr. .1. C. Byars, candidate for theSenate. in a wejl recelved speech. Mr, George W. MUes opened ln a hand some trlbute to Stnytb county, wherc iiis boyhood >ia>s were sp-ent. where he mar ried his w!:'e and where the remalns of his dear ones iie burled. His speech was Boolarly and replete with lo^lc and ar gtanent, HL-- defense of the. Constitu Uonal Convention and his trlbute to the fndi\iduals oomposing it was as liand Bome md briliiant as the English Ian? guage ie BUSceptiWo of conveylng. The speech \\^s b thorough and echol arly dlscussion of the Issiies of the can \,i::. and was listened t<> with marked atteiition. it was bold and vigbrous, and v.lll. no doubt. bt of great benefit to the party In Smyth county. He was fre Quently and.lustily applauded, and at the olosf br his Vpe^h was hoartily con gratulated by 5iis frionds on his magnifi eent effort. Professor MUes has never engaged in pwlitloafl diseussions beifore, bat has al ways takeu a livcly intercst in awlitical ?natters. His sucoess ln this new de rj ;;e is gratifying to his frierids. Both Mr. Of-orsf and Mr. Ilonakcr were. herc stlrrtrg up their friends. Thocrowd was ,abbut eouall}' divided, and liptenf-d ?a?n to all the cpsakers. AN UNEXPECTED PLEASURE. Col. George C. Cabetl, Jr? Addresses A large Crowd at Chatbam. (Spocial Dlspatvh to Tho Tlmes.) THATHAM. VA., Oct. 21.?Col. Georg-e Q, Cabell, Jr., addressed a large anden thuslastic crowd of voters in tho Acade:ny of Music to-day. It was quite a :=.ur prlse, as no one had l>een advertised to ?-!)? ak here to-day. Col. Cabell spokc for more than an hour. polntlng out th<- more important iMuea of the pendlng campalgn, whie'i wau listened to attentlvely and ellcited nmch applause, He was followed by V*. J M. Allen Garrett, of Henry, nominee f->r ! ?o&>tar Scnator from this and Henry county. His speeeh was very short and. made a lasting impression, and was grectcd with rourids of applause. Thls is the lirst lime he has bcen before a crowd of Pittsyivania voters, and lic will re celve a large votc from this county. Xo one r^presented the Republicans, al thougb nimore were n.float that Colonel .1. Hampton Hoge would be present. Can dldates were nuracrous, and reports aro that therc is considerable dlssatisfactlon in the county. Vcry little ir.tcrcst is bcing manifcsted. ESSEX AND MIDDLESEX. Sesrs and Lawsoo Create Eathustasm ot Tappabannock. (Special Dispatch to The Tlmos.) TAPPAHAXXOCK. YA,, Oct. 21. -J. Boyd Sears, of Mathcws, candidate for the Senato from the Thirty-ninth Scnato rial District, and W. H. Lawson, of Mid dlesex, candidate for the House from Mld dlesex and Essex. addresscd a large and cnthusiastic crowd bere to-day. Mr. Sears led off with a masterly speeeh of one hour and a half and made a very fine impression on the voters of Essex. Mr. Lawson followed in a short speeeh and also made a fine impression. The iridependent candidate for the House. Dewis Jones, of M.iddlesex, who is opposing Mr. Lawsbri, was also on the ground. but as ho did not make his ap pearance on the pfatfprm hc is supposed to ho making a still hunt. There was no Republican speaking. It is thought the Dcmocratic ticket will sweep Essex and Middlesex. SPECiAL PRIMARY IN WARWICK Contest Beiween Factions ScMIed?Madison Eiecled. (Spcinl Dlspctch to The Times.) NEWBORT NBWS, VA, Oct. 21.?The Dcmocratic supremacy of Warwlck coun? ty was decided to-day at a special pri mary ordered by State Chairman Ellyson and presided over by i?-e.ssrs. R. Carter Scott and II. G. Buchanan, of Richmond. County Chairman E. C. Madison won out over County Chairman .T. H. Crafford by 1C7 votes. --.ere were a. number of fights during Ihe day. but nothing of a serious na ture. MUCH POLITiCS IN FAIRFAX. Democrats and Repufalicsns Havc Strong Speskers Prcient. (..Speeial Dlspatch to Tlie Times.) FAIRFAX, C. H., VA.. October 21.?The U.emocrats and Republicans had public speaking here to-day, the Democrats iri the Courthouse and the Republicans in tlie Town Hall. Both were wcll attended. The Democrats were adressed by Mar shall R. Peterson, John F. Rixey, Goo. W. Andereon and R. E. Bee, Jr. The Republican speakers were: J. J. Sangster, the Republican candidate for the House; Park Agnew, Statc Reubiican Chairman, and Thos. Bee Moore. The meeting was further enlivened by a band. Ali parties seemed satisfied with the work of the d;iv. BIG DAY AT SALEM. Clayton Cassell and Otey for Democrats and Pat .McCaul! for Republicans. (Spc ial Dlspatch to The Times.) SALEM. VA., Oct. 21.?The politieal campaigu opened in Roanoke county to day, and a right lively opening it was. It was also county court day, and hun dreds of farmors from all over tlie coun? ty helped to swell the immense crowd which greeted the orators. Boili .parties were represented b\' some of tlieir best speakers, and the voters were treated to a' briiliant display of oratory. The Democrats seeured the county courthouse, and County Chairman A. M. Bowman presided over the meeting. He first intrdduced State Senator Graham Claytor. of Bedford county. wlio made an excellent speeeh, followed by Mr". I. W. Eason, of Xorfolk. Judge G. E. Ca'ssell, of Rad;ford. delivered one of the excellent spoe:bc-<s of which he is highly capabie, and then. as though saving the best for the llast, Ma.ior Peter J. Otey. the able reprrsentative in Congress from this dis? trict. was inlroduced. Major Otey's speeeh to-day was a masterly effort. His eloquent tribule to JTontague, Wil lard and Anderson L'rought forth rounds of applause. The Republicans were di&aippointed in not being able to secure Mr. Hugh Gor don Miller, who was unable to be present. Colonel Patrick H. McCaull. of Bynch burg, was the orator of the day. He is a foreible speaker. and he removed his eoat and nroceeded to give the Constitu tional Convention sucli a roasting as it never had before. FIELD DAY AT BOYDTON. The Democrats Had the Whiie Crowd, the Republicans the Bluck. (Special ldspatcb to The Times.) BOYDTOX, VA, Oct. 21.?YV A. Jone5, Jos. E. Willard and Francis Bassiter made able and telling speeches to the large audience of Democrats in the court room here to-day. It was County Court day, but the time was largely devoted to politics. All the speakers referred to the able and patriotie body of men now as sembled in the Constltutlonal Convention in terms of ltighest praise, and expressed perfect contidenco in the result of their lai>ors, and predicted that the new Con stltutlon would, when completed, give re lief and satisfaction to the people of the State. They all urg?ed unity upon the part of ay Democrats for the election of the State and legislative tickets. The au? dience was a responsive and appreciative one, and was liberal in its applause as good points were scored. Then J. X*. Hutcheson and Jas. T. Alex ander, candidates for the Senate and House, respectively, were ca'.led for and made short speeches, which were well re ceived by the large audience. Ex-CohgTessman Thorp, J. M. Sloan, and E. IL McLean, candidate for ths House, entertained their Republican friends on the court green for sevcral hours. A strlking circ-umstance of the day's speaking was tlu.t nearly all the whites were at the Dcmocratic speaking and the colored at the Republican stand. SEBRELL AND KELLEY. RIchmond's Silver Tongued Delegate Makes a Fine Impression. ? (Sppcial DIspatcH to The Tiajos ) COFRTBAXD, VA- Oct 21.?Dr. "Wil liam B. Barham, county chairman, called a meeting of the voters of Southampton county togetber in the courthouse at 1 o'clock P. M., and introduced as the first speaker John X. Sebrell, Jr., candidate for the House of Delegates. Mr. Seferell mado a speeeh of haif an hour, in which ho paid a high trlbute to the State tickef and urged the voters to turn out on elec? tion day, not so much to aid his election. > tContinwd on Third Pagw,) WILL TAKE.A. RECESS FRIDAY That is the Sentiment - Among Leaders. ALL WANT TO VOTE. Biil of Rights Will be Completed To-Day. JuDGE GREEN IS HIGHLY PLEASED Pages Hold a Session and Elect 0.f:ccrsf Mr.- Brax^oa's Fine Record?Local Taxes for Scliool Furposes?Mr. Watson's Amendmcni Adopted ? Conven. tion Gossip, It. has been practically settled that the Constitutiorial Convention will take a recess from next Friday until Thurs day, Xovember 7th. It has been evldent for some days that the menibers desired to have a little time at their homes in order to help out their candidates for the Begislature and to put in a few licks for the State ticket as well. There were only live Republican mem? bers present yesterday, Messrs. Blair, Summers,. Moore of Montgomery, and others bcing already at their homes. .It seems to bje the sentiment of those representing both parties to adjourn for the time indicated without pay, and this course will undoubtedly be pursued. Mr. Meredith offered a resolution on the subject several oays ago and that was passed by temporarily after several amendments had heen offered. Mr. Eggleston presented one amend ment providing for ad'journment from Friday until Xovember 7th) and a poll of the leading members shows that that one will undoubtedly oe adopted uniess thero shall be a wonderful revolution of sentiment before the vote is taken. Members in the convention were grati fied yesterday to sc-e that Mr. Bryan, away off in Xebraska, had correctly sized up -the "freedom of speeeh*' situation. Editor Bindsay, of the Charlottesville Progress, who is also one of the leading members of the convention, commented as follows on the editorial from the Com moner: "So the truthi has traveled nearly two thousand miles to Xebraska, and yet has not reached some spots within a radius of fifty or one hundred miles of Richmond." Following is Mr. Bryan's editorial on the subject: "A report was sent out from Richmond a few days ago to the effeet that the Constitutional Convention, in its indig ration over the assassinatiou of the Fiesid'ent, had stricken out cl the pro posed Constitution a clause guaranteeing ficcdom of speeeh. As might have been expected, the report attracted widespread attemion and called' forth emphatic pro tcsts from Demoeratic quarters. The edi? tor of tTie Commoner has ascertained the lacts, and is gratified to know that Vir ginia has neither abolished free speeeh nor intends to. "There were two clauses in their Con? stitution relating to the subject?one was an amendment to the section Written by Gecrge Mason in 17715, and the other was a section drawn substantially in the lan guage of the Federal Constitution on that subject. The committee reported in favor of striking out the amendment added to the language of Mason because it was surplusage and' did not strengthen the other section. But final action has not y;- been taken upon the matter. "While the alarm was excited by a false report, aiid was therefore unneces sary, it is gratifyirig to have rumor set at rest and to know that Virginia, tha home of Jefferson, is as lirm as he waf, in defense of the doctrine of free speeeh." The Committee on Education auoptcd Mr. Walter "U'atson's very lmportant res? olution allovTIng local taxes for school purposes to be distributed to the race especially calling and voting for the local tax, the States taxes to be divided as at present, ea.uaJ.ly among white and col ored. Messrs. Mcllwaine, Pollard and Earman were the only members voting no. The committee also voted to recom mend that the State Board of Education shall elect a board of live directors to manage the State Bibrary and elect the librarian; this board' to be subject to rules and regulations provided by the General Assembly. There were no other meetings of com mittees yesterday or last night. The Bill of Rights was practically com? pleted by the convention yesterday. That is to say, the last section over which there will probably be any light was disposed of, and those yet pending will most likely be uncontested, so the re? port that came from the Committee of the Whole will likely be disposed of finaily by the convention to-day. There have been only a few inimaterial amendnwnts adopted to the report sinco it started on its long and weiry course from the Bill of Rights Commutoe many weeks ago, and it will be finaliy adopted in almost the identical lorm in which it was repor-ted. Judge Green, who has^managed the le port in all its stages with a great denl of ability and dexterity, feels greatly re lieved that his labors i.i this lino ara practically over, and he will now take a back seat for a while, and let some other committee chairman assume the floor leadership. Judge Green is well satioliod with the report, and is glad that it has not be^.n materially amended sinje it lefr the committee. Judge Green has done his work weTi, and has beea highly compii mented by his colleagues. Delegate A. C. Braxt >ii, of Augusta. has a fine record in attending sessions of the Constitutional Convention. Up to this time he has never missed but one roll call, and yesterday was the first time he ever askefl a leave fof absence, and that was on account of the burning, of his barn. The day on whicn he was absent, he was attendlng to some convention du ties, so it may be said that he has never missed attending to his public duty a single day since the convention met. Per haps thero Is not another member of the convention who can boast of such a re? cord. 1 ; Delegate E. H. Bovell, of Madison, is the Demoeratic "whip" of the convu tion, and.he makes a splendid one. He is a pleasant and affable gentleman, nnd has a most ascreeable way of approaching his colleagues. On several occaslons dur ing the session it has been due to his fine work that a quorum was on hand to transact the busincss of the body. When Giles Jackson addressed the Suf? frage Committoe several nionths ago, among other points he made was that his buslness often carried him North, and the most embarrasslng part of his trip always was that whlte men shaved nlm, folacked his boots, and drove him arouud in a carriage. He said he didn't like any such foolishness. He was evidently sin cere, or he wonld not have faiied to ac cept that invitation to eat with Roose velt. Delegates E. W. Hubard and J. M. Wil lis returned to tho city last night from their homes. They report that the politl cal situation is improving in their respect ive sections, and they say they bellevo it will turn out all right for tho Demo crats on clection day. Capt. R. S. Farks has returned from a brief .visit to his home in Page county, where he went.to take a vlew of the po litical situation. He says he has a pretty hard fight on his hands for the Legisla ture. but that;he believes he will w:'n out. Among the prominent Democratic lead ers on the lloor of the convention yester-. day were Chairman J. Taylor Ellyson and Mr. E. Lee Triiicle, chairman of the Dem? ocratic Committee of Wythe county. PAGES ORGANIZE. They Show Great Talent as ParHatnen tarians, The pages of the Constitutional Con? vention met in session ycsterday at 4 o'clock and) organlzed themselves lnto a Social Democratic Campalgn Club. The meeting was a great success anct a blind man would have thought he was in the Constitutional Convention, except for the new voices Lnat were heard and some difference in the subjects discussed. The voung chairman. George C Jor dan of Bertford, presided with admirable dlgriity, showirg that there must he something in old Bedford atmosphere which conduces to fine admlnistrative ability. The "able amfi brilliant young politic.il leaders " Oiin Kichardson, of Smyth, and Emmett Faisoii, ot Pprtcmoutl*. exer cised a tremetidpus irifluence over the as sembled tvros. Of eloquence and suc cessful maneuvVes they were as fertlle as a Moore or a Braxton. Perhaps the best thing said was by Buren Walker, the Rcpubliaan "member from KockjJ Mount when, in response to a resolution requiring him to state whether he was going to become a Democrat or not, he prptested that the resolution contem plated a freedom of speech that Judge Green did not approve of. Tlve following proceedings read "mighty natural": The club met at 4:30 oclock. DETA1L.ED PKOCEEDIXGS. Sc rgeant-at-Arms Watkins boing re quested to act as temporar. cha-rman, called the meet.ng to oider. The roli call showed the following members present: George C. Jordan, William. J. Norlleet, John C. Goode, Emmett Faiso.n Olin Kichardson, Gibson Warthe'n; Buren Walker, Walter Moncure, William Merrill. President Watkins "made a fine speech. Mr. Norfle.et: ^T move that the presid ing ofllcc-r take off his hat. Tho President: The hat is off. Mr. Faison then nominated for perma nent chairman, Jeo. C. Jordan, of* Bed ford. in presenting his candidate, Mr. Faison delivered one of the finest eu'.ogies ever heard in a page's club. So effective was his speech that Mr. Jordan got every vote, even voting for himself, in a trans port of enthusiasm over his wonderful accomplishments as outlinecl by the bril? liant young leader from Oystertown. In assuming the chair, Mr. Jordan elo quently promised to perform with skill and ability. (Great applause.) John C. Goode was placed in nomina tion for secretary in a glorious panygerlc by Gibson Warthen. When he called attention to the similarity of names to that of the grand old man from Bedford, the president of the convention. the very Capitol shook with applause. Mr. Goode otitlined the objects of the club ln a fervid speech, and in cidentally paid a h'igh compliment to the ability. integrity, oratory, industry, earnesmess, consclentl ousness, patriot'sm, zeal and eloquence of the members of the Constitutional Con? vention. He called on each and every menVber to emulate the actions of their (Continued on Second- Page.) HERMAN GROSS, OF ASHLAND Shot by His Sweetheart's Father While Eioping With His Fourteen Year-OId Daughter (Speclai Dispateh to The Tinins.) BIXGHAMTON, N. Y., Octr 21.?Lying at a farm house in a dying condition 13 Herman Gross, of Ashland, Va., while his 14-year-old fiance is locked up in her father's house, at Hillside, Sullivan county, a-.*i her father, wlrose hand in tlicted" the wound on Gross, is vigilantly guarding her. Gross, who had been em ployed by William Black, of Hillside, fell in love with his fourteen-year-old daugh? ter, Lulu, and they determined to elope. The girl left her home, saying she was going to visit a friend, and! the same day Gross packed his trunk, putting into it a quantity of her clothing, and started for Pond Eddy. At Parker's Glen ? he was joined by tlie girl and they traveled together. When her father Iearned of the ?pro ceeding he started in pursuit and over took the coupl?, firing several shots at Gross, one of which" took effect. ? The girl was returned to her home, whlte Gross is at a farmor's house. She declares if he dies she will dle also, and if ho recovers she will join him, and her father is as firm in his de termination that she shall not, saying" if Gross shows any prospects of recov ery he will be prosecuted for abduction. RUSSELL A CANDIDATE. Hia Frlends Say He Wnnts to ba Past - master. It is Iearned from one who is in a posl tion to know that ex-Postmaster Otis H. Russell will be a candidate for his old place when the term of Postmaster K night shall expire. It is said that Mr. Russell will not only be a candidate, but that his friends are already hard at work for his election. , ?Mr. Enight is understood to have the organization back of him in his flght for reappointment, he having galned con trol by the seating of his delegation at the recent Roanoke Convention. The flght will no doubt ba a lively one, as the two gentlemen rebra*ent the two . wings of the party. ADM1RAL SCHLEY FEARLESSOFFICEK This Testiraony of Those Who Were on His Ship. VESSEL BORE BRUNT. Brooklyn Was at One Time Engaged Alone With Three of Spanish Ships. . QUESTION OF DISPATCHES. Time of Their Receipt Was Subject of Qnes tioiiinj by Mr. Hanaa?Lieutenant Wells Occupied Most of Day on Stand, But His Examinatioa Was Not Concluded When Court Adjourned. (By AssociateU Press.) WASHIXGTOX, D. C, Oct. 21.?Lieu? tenant B. W. Wells, Jr., who was the fiag lieutenant of Admiral Schley while the latter was in command of the Flyihg Squadron, occupied practically the entire time of the Schley court of inquiry to day. On his direct examination he con tinued his narratlve of the Cuban cain paign. Lieutenant Wells was under cross-ex amination for about two and a half hours, largely at the hands of Mr. Hanna, whose questions were directed mainly 10 the dispatches receivefl and sent by Ad? miral (then Commodore) Schley. Lieuten? ant Wells was still on the stand when the court adjourned for the day, and will con tinue bis testimony to-morrow. Captain Cook, who commanded tne Brooklyn during the Spanish war, was the first new witness of the day. irle was recailed at his own request and made the following statement: "In iny testimony I stated that the Oregon on the morning of July 3d was under all boilers, having shifted her boil ers from forwawrd to aft. I stated this from hearsay and presumed it to bo correct, as accounting for her extraor dinary speed. I nnd that she had not shifter boilers that morning, but that she had steam on all her boilers at all times while in the Santiago blockade." Captain Cook then was excused and former witnesses were called to cor? rect their testimony. While Captain John L. Hannum was on the stand for the purpose of corroct ing his testimony, the court asked him the following question: "How soon after >ju went on board the Merrimac was she able to use her own powcr to makc from flya'to seven knots'.'" "Sho was in conditioh to make five knots when I went on board. I did nct give her scven knots." In reply to a question from Mr. Rayner, the witness. said it took from the fore noon watch of the 27th until the eveniiig bf the 2Sth, working day and night, to make repairs on the Merrimac. He did not know how long the vessel had been totally disabled. Lieutenant Thomas F. Carter, while correcting his previous testimony stated that he desired to change that portion of his answer to a question by the court, in which he had said that the two aft boilers of the Brooklyn had no water in then when the battle began on the morn? ing of July Cd. As corrected, he desired the answer to read: "The two aft boilers had little or no water in them. Their fires were not lald until after the battle calls were sounded." Ensign W. P. Cronan, while on the stand for the purpose of correcting his testimony, stated that he had measured the distance from the initial position of the Brooklyn to Rio Tarquino on July 3d and found it to be 39 knots. TEXAS' EXGIXEER. J. L. Hunley, the chlef machinist on the Texas, who last week testiiied that on July 3d ho was at the throttle of the port engine of the Texas, while correct? ing his testimony, was ask^d by Judge Advocate Bemly as to what other ma? chinist was stationed in the port engine room on the day of the battle. The witness replied that as soon as general quarters sounded he ralieved Machinist Hill. He stated in reply to questions by Cap? tain Lemly that Claxton, who had testi fied that he was at the port engine on that day and; that tho engine was re versed, was stationed at the air pumps back of the engine. Hunley said he kept his hand on the throttle of the engine most of the time and did not think it possible that the signal to stop or back could have been given without his knowl edge. QUESTION OF RAXGE. Lieutenant B. W. Wells, Jr., who was on the stand when court adjourned Fri? day, was then recailed and testiiied re garding the battle of July 3d. He said he did not remember the ranges at which the Brooklyn fired, but thought 1,100 yards was the shortest. He described the turn of the Brooklyn &nd the chase after tne Spanish ships. When the Viscaya ran ashore the Colon was about 10,000 yards ahead of the Brooklyn and for a time j firing ceased. He said that he had re ceived orders to get up a quantity of rapid-fire ammunition. Owing to the character of the coast, it was expected that the Brooklyn and the Colon wouta come to close quarters. He was ordered to have this ammunition ready to close at the Colon and give her a rapid-nre when they got close together. He saict he had not seen the Texas when the Brooklyn made her turn. ' FOUGHT THREE SHIPS. At one time dnring the battle, he said, the Brooklyn seemed to be alone engag ing three ships. . A number of dispatches were shown to the witness and he was asked as to their receipt by Commodore Schley. One from Secretary Long to the American consul at Klngston, dated Washington, May 2S, saying that it must be delivered to Schley at once, and informing him (Schley) that unless unsafe for his squad? ron, the Department wished him to re main off Santiago, and asking if he could not take possession of Guantanamo as a coaling station; also a dispatoh from Secretary Long to Captain Cotton, or the Harvard, dated Washington, May 29, enclosing dispatches to Commodore Schley, telling him to hold on at all hazards, that the Xew York, Oregon, and Xew Orleans were on the way; also two dispatches "from Secretary Long to the dispatch boat Harvard, dated Wash? ington, May 30, one informing him that the commander-in-chlef had started to joira hira>, and the other telling him that Sagua, twenty-five miles east of San? tiago, had been reported as a good place toland from whenee it would be easy to reacb the heights ln the neisrhborhood of Santiago, the" witness said. had been re? ceived on May 31st. The cablegram from' Secretary Long. dsted Washlngton, May ".Tth. to the cable office at Molo St. Nlchotas, Hayti. dffect in;- that It be deiivered' to the next Amer icar war vessel to arrive and informing O-mmodore Schley "that the most abso lutely urgent thing now is to know posi tively whether the Spanish a'ivision is in Santiago," etc, was skown the witness. He stated that it had been received by Coirmodore Schley on May ."Oth. The Co'.on had been dlscovered in the harbor Of Santiago by Commodorc Schley on the mornins of May 2*.'tn. EXHIBITED A CHART. Mr. Rayner at this point exhibited a cbart upon which there were notations regardtng the stremrth of the batteries at Santiago. this information being rriven as of date of April ">. 1S08. Xow'glv: me the date the Xavy Department issued the order which has been referred in this case about not cripptlrig ship-s by the shore batteries? asked Mr. Rayner. "April 6, 1S9S," was the response. Mr. Rayner: "Am I right in saying that you, perhaps. saw more or as much of Commodore Schley during the whole of this Spanish war as any one clse and came in contact with him as much as anybody?" "1 saw him daily and all through each day. generally speaking." "Did you see him during the time of the reconnoissarice on May Slst?" "Yes, sir." "Did you see him frequently during the day of the battle of July ."'.d? ' "Xo, sir. I only saw him durins* the chase of the Colon." "Did you see him during: any of the bombardments?" * "I saw him during one of them. Exact ly which one I cannot d'istinctlv recol lect" THOROUGHLY FEARLESS. "What was his generai bearing. con duct and manner on any day in which there was a battle or any other time?" "So far as my observation went. he was tbqroughly fearless and self-possessed* on al! occasions." "Was he at any time within your knowledge Iaboring under any mental ex ment?" "No, sir." Mr. Hanna. cross-examined the witness. Regarding the progress of the Flying Squadron from Key West to Cienfuegos the witness stated that he knew of no delay in Its progress. Mr. Hanna exhibited! to the witness a letter dated May 30, 1808. and written by Commodore Schley, which contained a rcftrence to the dispatches thnt had been b:cught by the Dupont and givinsr a gen? erai account of the opera.tions of \he Fly? ing Squadron. He sought by this letter, as stated by him, to show that the num b'-r seven dispatch. known as the "Dear Schley" letter. was received on the 22d and not the i>:>d. The witness said: "The cohjunction of this letter and the cl-anged" indorsement in Iead pencil on the back of one of the dispatches would seem to indicate that the dispatch might have been received on the 22d." RAYXER ADDRESSED COURT. After the examination had proceeded aiong these lines for some time Mr. Ray nei addressed the court as follcws: "May it please the Court: We admtt that we got number seven by the Dupont (which joined the flying" so.uadrort off Cienfuegos, May 22, 1S9S). and we admlt that we got number eight by the Hawk and the* Marblehead. Now the trouble is about the other number seven. "W'here did the Dupont take off number seven? We cannot admit that we got it by the lowa, but we agree upon three proposi tions: The Dupont carried number seven. the Hawk number eight, and the Mar? blehead number eight. We admit the receipt of these memoranda from Cap tain Mc-Calla by the Hawk, but what we have not been able to find out and can? not admit is that the lowa carried num? ber seven." Mr. Rayner turned to Admiral Schiey and asked: "You admit that. don't you Admiral?" to which the Admiral repliecr: "Certainly, we admit that." When the court met at 2 o'clock, Mr. Hanna contlnued 'his examination or Lieutenant Wells: "How do you account specifically for the receivlng stamp imprint on the dupll cate 'Dear Schley' dispatches?" he asked. ' "It is possible that I jotted down that note on them when they were hanaect to me. Of course, it was the custom to put the recfeiving stamp on letters gen? erally." "Can it be possible that the Commo dor^ retained them for some time?" XOT PROBAELE. "It is possible, but not probable. He sometimes held dispatches ln the cabirt for a time, but he generally seut them, down as soon as received." In reply to questlons the witnes3 said that he remembered absolutely nothlng whatever about tlje receipt of dispatch Xo. S from Admiral Sampson to Commo? dore Schley. saying that the Spanish fleet was probably at Santiago, except what was revealed by the receivlng: stamp endorsements. He said that ou this dispatch?"Dear Schley'?there hatl lirst been an endorsement showing its re? ceipt on May 22, and subsequentty an other written over the first indlcatlng its receipt on the 23d of the moiith. Mr. Hanna then put in ad testimony dispatches Xo. 5 and Xo. 6, both from Admiral Sampson, directing a strict blockade at Cienfuegos and the letter enclosing the McCalla memorandum. The witness was agaiii questioneds con cerning the receipt of more than one copy of the McCalla memorandum, but he maintaiued that he remembered only one copy, at the same time admltting the posslbility of the receipt of another copy. PAPERS M1S3IXG. Asked when he had first seen the dis? patch introduced by Captain Cotton; the witness said he did not a-inember to have ever s;en it. This is the dispatch sent to tho Harvard saying that the Spaaiards were probably at Santiago, and the one which Admiral Cotton said he had de? iivered to Commodore Schley, May 27th, In this corsnectlon Mr. Hanna said that he had not been able to find the original of this dispatch among1 Admiral Schley's papers. He also remarked incidentally that there were others of Admiral Schley's papers missiiig. Mr. Hanna questioned Lieutenant Wells closely about Admiral Schley's papers. but he repeated that since he haci boxed them up and turned them over to Admiral Schley in 1S9S. he had not seen them untll he saw them recently at the Xavy De? partment. "I saw them very much spread about at tho department since I have been here," he said. "Under what circumstances did you ex amine them at the department?" "t examined them to make copies of cer tain papers. I applied to different officers; they were handed to me; I made such copies as I desired and turned the papers over to the responsible persons con cerned." Lieutenant Wells said he had never had any conversation with Commodore Schley concfrning the retrograde movement. My own idea was that we were heading for Santiatro." He was asked: "What was the purpose of Admiral Schley concerningr the Colon May 3tst?" WAXTED TO DISABLE HER. "Hte idea was tb go in and flre on her with the larger guns, hoping to get a ahot Into her at that range and perhaps tVs able her. The range was 7.000 or 7.300 yards. That was the distance to. the Morro. The Colon appeared to be cto.se to the cntrance. Her log. however. CContlnuad on S?scorui Page.) ROBBERS SECURE BiG FORTUNE Chicago Postoffice Rob bed by Burglars. WORK OF SOME DAYS. Thieves Tunneled Under Buildinj for Great Distance. - ? BORED THROUGH VAULT FLOOR. Booty Was Hanled Off in Wagon and Con sisted in $74,610 In Stamps Lar? est Stamp Robbery in His tory of Postal Service. Was Cteverly Ex? ecuted. (By Associatod Presa.) CHICAGO, ILLS., Oct. 21.-3Q. sensa tlona! robbery, which netttd) the per petraters 5T1.GW in stamps, was diseov ered here this morning vhen the whole sale stamp department of the postoffice was opened for btisiness. A rapid iaves tigation developed the fact that the burg? lars had crawled under the tlooring for about 3CO fect. bored a hole iu the bot tom of the vault. secured the stamps; and escaped, carrying their booty In a wagon. The work of forming an entrance to the vault had evidently been geing forward with the greatest patience for manjt days. It is believed. however, that the intention of the thieves had been to- en ter the eaahier's vault, in which thero was $35,f*0 in money and stamps vaiued: at hundrcds- of thouaands of dollars. The bottom of the. vault is of steel. half an inch thiek. In this 97 holes were borecS until a space IS inches square?jusc enough to allow tlie entrance of a man'g body?had been so weakened that tt was possibie to take out the whole plate with little difficulty. A dry-goods box stood over the hole thus made and! concealed the work of the robbers while ic was ln progresa. CLEVERLY DOXE. When diseovered to-day the finger marks of one of the burglars were sttll discernible on the dust of the box, whlcti he had pushed on one side. So carefuliy had the job been planned that men work mg in other parts of the buildlng had not the slightest inkling of the daring robbery being worked almost under their noses. The robbers drove up to the southeast corner of the postoffice bui.'ding in a wagon, the tracks of which could be seen. plain.y to-day. The building fs a temporary iffair. and the men had only to open a little door to admlt themselvess under the Hooring. To reach the vault it was necessary to crawl about ?W reec over odds and ends of boards which llt tered the way. The route evidently hadl been carefuliy studied, for a detective. who went under to-day without knowl edge of locations, beeame Iost and was nearly overcoma by the foul odors be? fore assistanee reached him. Havlng secured their plunder. the rob? bers lcaded it into the wagon. drove acfoss a v^cant Iot and turned into Wa bosh Aytnm In front of the Art Build? ing. Of the $74,510 in stamps taken $4 7f> were in poslage due stamps and |?o60 In special aehvery stamps. So the conver tibie stamps amounted to $67,S28 but of these W.&N were Pan-American stamps of S and 10 cent denominafr&ns LAKGEST IX HrSTORT. F. O - Sparddhig, chief clerk of the wholesale stamp department. diseovered the eobbery when he opened the vault at <:oO o'clock. The safe had been locked, with its contents apparently secure at 5 P. M. Saturday. Mr. Spaulding notlfled Postoffice Tnspector Stuart. who hurried from his home and immediately began an mvestigation. assisted bv lus deputles and a squad oi? detectives. After com pleting the seareh, Tnspector Stuart said: "It was the Iargest stamp robbery ever oommitted in the history of the postal servfce in this country. To get to the vault tho men dug through the brick foundatton wall; and a hundred feet or so further on they encountered another wall and tfcfe also they dug tiirouch. On the way they met with a number ot pipes, and as the floor iu but two feet and ln sonu? places three feet above thei ground, they tunneled under pipes. Th?ir whole course is plainly marked in th:.-; way. The wholesale stamp vault. like the eaahier's vault and the money order vault. is- supported by a briek wall. It forms a square, and before the robbers were able to get to this they drove two holes or possibly more. for the plaee- was very 'foul. and to have an extra place o& egress in case of discovery. For Itght they used dry batteries. one of which was left beMnd. This battery and the wagon's track are the only clr.es that we have at present." WORKED FOR HOUR3. "The space under a vault is suffictently large for a man to stand upright. :ftid their work must have been comparatlv^ly easy. with the drills and steel saws which they used. The stamps were arrunged fn twenty-pound bundles. and,the weight of the load carried off mttst hav,1 been *W pounds. Evidently one man handed packages down to others walting- below. As their progress must have been stovr. carrj'ing even one bundle through all those tunnels, crawling on all four??. I judged they worked for hours gettins their booty to the wagon. "Apparently they felt perfectly secure; though somewhat disappointeil at mlssing the cashier's vault. wnere there was $3?.* 000 in cash and a great quantlty of stamprf. 1 cannot tell now how many men worke*! at the job. Every effort will, of course. be made to recover the property and cap ture the men who took it." . Postmaster Frederiek E Coyne is ln Washington. He is responsible for the loss until an act of Congress frees him from it. For amounts up to S20.O0O rha Postmaster-General has authority to re lleve pestmasters. The robbers get 150 ?7. 307 $2, and 105 $3 stamps also but Inspec tor Stuart said he thought they would have difficulty ln disposing of the lar;^r denominations. Fine Stable Barncd. '(Spoclal Dlspatei to Tho Tluies.) STAUXTOX. VA.. October 21.?The beautiful stable ot Hon. A. C. Uraxton was totally destroyed by rlre this niora- . ing at 4:30 o'clock. Everythlng- in the stable was burned, Includlnjj two fiae drlvins horsea and a lot of towls. This was a very pretty atable and coat about $3,200. It is suppoijed that th* stable wsis ?3* on tlre by some one rff>m the inslde.