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6ross Examinations of Admiral Schley
by Judge Advocate Lemly at
k.?*j££.v Court of .Inquiry".
X*ry Closely Questioned and Asked tO
Explain, in Detail Many Impor- •••,••
tgnt Matters..
Great Stress Laid Upbn the Length
of Time Required for Fleet to
5 ^'Reach Certain Points. "4
-Washington^ Oct U9.—When "the
Schley court' of Inquiry resumed its
fetttings at 11 o'clock -Admiral Scfhley
tbok the stand and, after being re­
minded by.,Admiral Dewey thartr'Tie -was
ftill 'oath, continued his tes-
Rayner's first question related
to an incident "testified to by Lieuten­
ant Grant of a melee the ahigs^gotinto
on the way from Clenfuegos to San­
tiago when it meta sailing vessel.
The admiral replied that he had
an indl&tlnqt recollection of the incl
d^ati He fiaid that whenever the
equadron stopped it was always In
conformity with- ..signals previously
"If th«re was any mix up, as testi­
fied to," he said, "it must have been
Bs a result of carelessness of the offi-
f'.' not remember whether it was on the
S 4th or 5th. I would say of'Captain,
,* Evans, as I have &Qid of all the others!
I do not believe he. would willfully
niisstate. I think his recollection is at
£j*: fault. I did have.a conversation with
irim in jdlatjng to shooting Dhe bow off
fe of one of the* torpedo boats and the
stern oft-another-and putting his helm
tarbdard and raking- one ship and
aport and raking another. My
sllectlon now is that preliminarily
to me, *©id you see Jack Philip
irt„to run away,'-and I said, 'No,
it, he was "miataken it was 'the
Admiral Taylor, who, as- captain, com­
manded -the battleship Indiana during
the battle' oft Santiago, and Captain.
Dawson, who ^commanded the m'arlneB
on that vessel, to the effect the
Brooklyn, when she made the loop,
r/rM- went southward a*pH§ or a m,il& ant
«/. ~S.B- -•«-.• •?i ij.'.i./..' 'JjK*v.:fc
cer of lire deck ln not carrying out the
,*.. eignals from, the flagship." ZSy"^'
'--I- Reverting to May 31, the day of the
Eeoonfloisgansce, Mt Rayner asfced wlt
T, ness if he recollected any signal from
the Massachusetts to the squadron not
to go in any closer," fg
"'S'XkM?'1 cannot,recall- tdmlslgiual' at all,"
•^^.'"Sfeplied- Admiral Schlfey. "It would
haveJeen, of course, unnecessary in
^ew the facf that, no "vessel could
have left tne line without permission
/-435 of the flag of the commander-in-chief.''
Mr, Riayner then asked Admiral
5 Schley with Tegard to conversation
with Captain Evans on July 4 or 6.
J"?**! "I ^ave
conversation with
replied the witness, "•but I do
Irooklyn that made the turn, and I
t33r, .Taylw nitf Oawson Ml8takenJ%€I
"Mr. Rayner then called A4mir£l
Schley's attention ^o the testimony of
think' they ate entirely afed ab
eolutely mistaken,replied the wlt
ness» '^The Brooklyn did- not pass to
\^the southward of the line more than
feTthe distance of her tactical diameter^
i#hlch surely was not greater than 600.
yards, and from that time she Steered
-jA course parallel to the Spaniards and
do not thiAk 1ve were over 2,300 or
2,400 yards at any time from the Span*
ish line. I say emphatically that the
Brooklyn did not run south and any
{Statement to-the contrary Is a mis­
Admiral Schley then told of how fcfc
papers were boxed up by his secretary
for transmission to ihe departmoot as
the regulations require: About this
time he went to Porto Rico as a mem­
ber- of the Porto Rlcaii' commil^lon
and this box was put on the steamw,
together witfa hia baggage.'. The box
finally reached Washington1 Bnd was
•then opened for the
reverted to his narrative of Friday and
spoke of- the hits on' the Spanish
squadron. The Brooklyn, he ^aid, was
the only ship carrying 5-lnch guns. A
record of the hite scored by the Amer-.
lean fleet came from thoae guns on the?
Brooklyn. The Brooklyn received 30
of the 42. hits irom the Spanish fleet,
or about ,70 per cent.
Cross-Examined by Lemly^
With this statement Admiral Schley
concluded his direct testimony and
the judge advocate then began* tne
cross-examination. He* was asked
first about the consultation with the
commanders at Hanfpton'Roads before
the flying squadron sailed to the south
In reply Admiral Schley said that
Captains :Higginson, Jewells, Sands,
Cook and^Marix were present. He ex­
plained sthat they had discussed the
order tof Ijattle in case the Spanish
fleets w"as met and other questions.
"Was there any other consultation
with th^ captains?"
"Yes, off Santiago, for the purpose
of explaining the formation of ttte
blockade and the method of attack in
case we met th# Spanish fleet,"
"Was there any prescribed order ol
battle 1^ writing?" ..
"L. did .not coiislder it neces&sary.
We would fight the shiits "by signal."
"Was there time to,-place the order
of battle in writing?"
"Yes." ,I .rv
"Do not the regulations prescribe
that the order of battle shall be re­
duced to writing?" S-::
"I do-not rccall."
Admiral Schley was then closely
questioned as to who was -present in
the cabin of the New York at Key
West when he talked over the cam­
paign with Admliral Sampson. Ad­
miral Schley replied 'that Captain
Chad wick had been present part of the'
"When was this?"
"On May 18."
"Did Admiral Sampson exhibit to
you any or all the instructions he had
from the navy department?"
"No, he simply spoke of his confi­
dential instruction from the secretary
of the navy."-
En Route to Cienfu'egos. '5.
Witness said he and Admiral Samp?
son talked of many fhings. It was a
rather, long conference and he reit­
erated that he could not recall wheth­
er 'CaptaJn Chadwiek waa present all
the time^ The judge adyocate then
jumped to the communication frpm: the
Marblehead, conveyed to Schley
through the Sagle while the flying
squadron -was on its way to Clenfue­
gos. The admiral said that the meat
sage he received was that there was
no newg of
Spanish fleet.
Admiral Schley was asked why he
did not personally communicate with
Captain McCalla when he met the
Marblehead on the way d^wn. He r4
plled that he saw an auxiliary crlilser
coming down from the Marblehead to
communicate with him. It was Cap­
tain McCalla's duty, if'he possessed
important information, to comnruni
cate it.
"Was it fhe duty of the senior of­
ficer to .call for -import or the junior's
duty' to volunteer'it?"
"The junior officer invariably vol­
unteers such information."
"Did Captain Chester inform you
that Captain McCalla, who came
aboard the Cincinnati, had lately been
at Clenfuegos In communication with
the insurgents?"
Captain Lemly then took up the
question of naval regulations and' ask­
ed witness if he was fami^r with
''Yes," replied Admiral Schley. -r:
Captain Lemly then read a number
of articles of the regulation, in each
case asking witness Tf he had complied
with the terms of the paragraph. The
first paragraph was No. 267 and re­
quires the commander-in-chief when
preparing hiB fleet or squadron to meet
the enemy, to communicate his gen­
eral orders instructions,: private sig­
nals and such-other information as
will enable, each, so far as possible, to
understand his duty ^hen in action
and at all other times.,
-?v-\buties of -the Commander*,
"I think I complied with that," re­
plied the witness.
"How, and in what "toajiner?j!'asked
Captain Lemly.- .'•
"By te&uing general oMers for "the
organisation- of the squadron, their in­
structions and their private signals-"
The next article was as follovfs:
"Article 269—-He shall, if possible,
beford £0ihg Into action, communicate
to the juniors. In -cqipmand, his chief
of staff and the captains, his secret or­
ders, private signals and .other infor
.mailon that will materially assist
them jt called upon -to,,exercise -comr
mand.J s«- 3»
"That-I do" not x^mttiibef to have
complied with," said witness-
Captain Lemly then read articlc
271, which provides that the command­
er-in-chief shall, If, ppfesibte, before go­
ing Into action supply every captain
with a plan of battle, showing thereon
the position each shall occupy.
time, Witness
^e^ctng to see if the paprr» «ere com'
fl«te. He turned the box over to the
epartmejvt about Feb. 6. He esti­
mated that this box contained aH hia
papers except the document he had
turned over to the Country, namely, a
jsopy of the No. 7 dispatch/ The ad
,mira!4hf«. ty cer5jU«floa of tlie court.
replied witness, in reply to
Captain" Lemly's quetrtion if he-had
complied with the article.. "I do not
understand that that is necessarily
written. I think that the order le suf
flciently carried out when a com
mander-ln-chief decides to place his
crews in the form of battle and in­
forms each what he proposeQ to do-"
"Do you thlnls, admiral, thart you can
supply every captain with a plan of
battle and do that at an oral confer
ence?" asked Captain" Lem^r.
"I do not think that is absolutely
necessary," witness replied. "There
aire instances where battles have been
fought without doing that Any plan
of battle that might be originated is
subject to change, have never known
.^/jy* .JK.:
Captain Lemly—"Do you think you
could supply the captains with a plan
of battle .without writing them?"
Mr Rayner—"I could not,. but I
know the admiral xould."
Gave Verbal Instrucfions.
The judge advocaite.th.en asked wit­
ness whether between the dates to:
which the court hass restricted the ex
amdnationi, he had, according to arti­
cles 71 of. the regulations, furnished
each captain with a plan of baifctle.
"Verbally, yes."
"But not in writing?"
"I did not think the regulations re­
quired it."
"Did you communicate to your cap­
tains your, confidential Instructions
froni Admltal Sampson not to expose
your ships to land batteries -Before the
destruction of the Spanish fleet?"
"I did not because I regarded them
as confidential."
The judge advocate called the ad­
miral's attention to his statement to
the senate ,that while on the bridge of
the Brooklyn cm the afternoon of May*
21, but then about 20 miles from Cien
fuegos, he heard' big guns fired with
the regularity Of a salute. The ad­
miral stated that he remembered the
incident distinctly. He did not know
the exact distance. He did not con­
sult the lo--..
"Does not .the log show that you
were 4 miles from the harbor?"
"I do not know." The admiral then
proceeded to explain that the com­
munication sent to the senate wa» got­
ten up hurriedly and he may have
made some slight mistakes.
Captain Lemly asked witness to
look at the signal book of the Brook­
lyn for May 22 and to read a signal
which had been made at 5135 a. m. 'by
the Texas to the flagship. This he did,
Manner of the Blockade.
"Which was the closer blockade, -at
Clenfuegos or Santiago?"
"I think at Clenfuegos. There we
were from three to four miles off at
Santiago we.were from three and a
half to five and a half miles closer at
both places at night."
"I do not mean distance, I mean
"At .Santiago" It was .closer on ac­
count of the method used."
"At Clenfuegos did you issue any
plan of battle in case the Spanish fleet
should attempt to enter or come out?"
"No, I should hav^relied on signal."
"You stated in one of your reports
tlM^^. wiiaie^vlng.::tff Clenfuegos you
feigned dis^der ii Ae squadron in the
hope that the Spanish fleet would
come out Did you infprmiihe captains
of the Squadron of Oils .ruse?"
"No, I think not. I talked with some
of those aboard: the Brooklyn about
"Did you mention it to Caiptain
"I do not remember. I talked with
him so frequently on every subject
that I Cannot recall now whether I
mentioned this or not."
"You would have arrived at Clenfue­
gos May 21 if you had .nnt been delay­
ed several days on the way?"
"The delays only made a difference
at a few hours."
.When did It first occur to you there
had been firing at Clenfuegos?"
"When it occurred."
"When did you mention it to oth­
"At the time."
"Did you signal to the fleet about
"I think so."
Witnes,s was then closely questioned
about the time of the receipt of the
"Dear Schley" letter, which the ad­
miral- declared was received May 22,
according to his best recollection^
Signals Off Cienfuegos,.
Judge Advocate Lemly then called
the attention of the witness to his
statement that when he saw the sig­
nals at Cienfuegos he did not under­
stand them and asked why he made
the statement.
"Because Admiral Sampson had
stated to me unqualifiedly that as soon
as he got the situation better in hand
he would advise me.".
Captain Lemly then stated that the
Iowa left Key West at 11 o'clock on
May 20 and ^dned in her trip about SI
hours on the squadron. He asked wit­
ness how he accounted for this, par­
ticularly In view of the fact that the
Iowa had orders to- show herself off
Havana-, en route.
Before Admiral Schley could an­
swer this question Mr. Rayner asked
Mr. Lemly -where he got his figures of
31 hours. A discussion then followed
as to the time of the arrival of the
flying squadron off Cienfuegos and
both sides finally settled on If hours
Instead of 31.-
Mr. Lemly then repieated his ques­
tion on a basis of 14 hours.
"The only reason I can give," said
the witness, "Is that she atood directly
across from Key West to Havana,
also that in shore the current would
not be as ptrong as It waa oft shore.
Then probably she may have steadied
out of the current after she got
'Mr. Rayner called attention to the
fact that the precept does not raise
any question concerning the move­
ment of the squaidron from Key West
to' Cieafuegoe but Captain Lemly and
Mr. Hanna contenided that Inquiry in
this line ifi included in the precept's
Instruction to Investigate Admiral
Schley's conduct' generally.
'The court decided in fiavor of Judge
Advocate Lemly.
Alleged Delays En Route.
6aptatn 'Lemly then began a line of
Inquiry coacemlng alleged delays en
route to Oiorafuegos, beginning with
the Interview between Admiral Schley
and Contain Cheaper of the Cincinnati
-?%V%4's%tiii&'"" **1%
7 ^*£.y
a cattle tnat was ever fought on a plan
originally chosen."
Mr. Rayner—"Do any of the regula­
tions use the word 'written'?"
.connection with this: Incident Ad­
miral Sphley repeated that he had de­
clined toi take the Cinclnmati along be­
cause he did not feel that be had a
right to take a ship from a station
where she, had been placed by the
"When did you first acquire the be­
lief that the Spanish fleet was at Cien­
fuegos?" asked the 'judge advocate.
"That question is," the witness said
in reply, "difficult "to answer, but I
think I became reasonably certain that
the fleet was there after hearing the
gun firing on the afternoon preceding
my arrival and after receiving the
news brought by the Adula from
"Was there anything in dispatches
numbers 5 and 7 to indicate that the
Spaniards were at Clenfuegos?"
"There Was not."
"Why did you not make-an effort to
ascertain whether the Spanish fleet
was in' Clenfuegos?"
"I made a distinct effort on May 23
by allowing the Adula to go In."
"You regard that as the best effort
?hat could have been made?"
"I do inasmuch as she was to come
out the day following."
Witness was then questioned as to
the orders he received by the Hawt
He remembered dispatch No. 8 dis
"When you received that order, why
did you not proceed to Santiago?"
"Simply because the order was con?
ditional. When I became satisfied
that the fleet was not at Cienfuegos, I
was directed to proceed to Santiago."
Captain Lemly asked & number of
questions concerning the two dis­
patches sent by him to Admiral Samp­
son from Cienfuegos on May 24.
"It is very difficult to remember the
exact order of Uhese dispatches or the
motives which governed at the time,"
said Admiral Schley.
Reason for Questioning Information.
The judge advocate asked witness
as to why he questioned the credibility
of some of the reports concerning the
.location of the Spanish fleet which
came from Admiral Sampson. He
read Admiral Schley's statement say­
ing: "We ought to be careful how we
received Information from Havana."
He wanted to know why the admiral
was shy about taking information from
Havana when he would accept infor­
mation brought by the Adula from
"On account of the implied distrust
in the mind of the commander-in-chief
as shown by the language of the dis
"You said In your answer you
thought it was easier to remain off
Cienfuegos than to chase up a prob­
ability -at Santiago."
"I thought very naturally that the
enemy would employ a ruse and put
out false reports just as they did'in
having the report cabled here that the
Cape Verde fleet had returned to
"How long did you intend to remain
at Cienfuegos?"
"My intention was to remain until
we got somgthing more definite."
CI sing his testimony for the day
Admiral Schley defended his line of
formation on the cruise from Cienfue­
gos as the wisest possible one. Ad­
miral Schley mid that he had asked to
have collars sent to Gsnaives bay be­
cause he did not believe they would
be able to coal In the open sea. He
said he had never contemplated tak­
ing more than one vessel at a time
away from the blockading fene.
Abolition of the Canteen in the Main
Washington, Oct. 29.—Lieutenant
General Miles, in his annual report,
gives the total strength of the army at
the present time as 94,513, of which
number 33,874 are in the United
States, 43,239 in me Philippines, 4,914
in Cuba, the remainder In small de­
tachments, being in Porto Rico, Ha­
waii, China and Alaska. He says It is
expected that the force in Cuba will
be very much reduced and hopes that
the force in the Philippines also can
be reduced.
General Miles does not approve of
the present organization of the army
corps, saying that it establishes an­
other bureau in WasWngtpn. He be­
lieves in the former regimental organ­
Speaking of the army canteen,
which Is abolished by'the army reor­
ganization law, he says that no Injury
has resulted and in the main the law
has been beneficial
Sault Ste. Marie to Have 20,000 Ad­
ditional Horsepower.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Oct. 29.—
The Chippewa county board of super­
visors, in special session, has ap­
proved the project of the St. Mary's
Power company to divert t&e waters
of the river into-a canal which the
company proposes to construct north
of the ship canal in the rapids.
Permission is given to excavate, to
build the neoesaaiy dams and dykes
and to flood any of the company's
lands. The new canal will supply 20,
000 additional horsepower, means an
expenditure of $1,000,000 and will
make a total of 125,000 horsepower
developed at this point.
tifl May Have Been Killed.
SaSa, Oct. 29.—Six young Bulgar­
ians have banded themselves to
learch for Miss Stone, the American
missionary, and h6r companion, Mme.
Tsiika, and witli the consent of the
Bulgarian authorities have left Sa
makov for Mehomia with thife object in
view. The .absence o2 news about
Miss Stone has led to a revival of the
report that she has already been killed
and that the brigand* have dispersed.
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7* 7
Assassin Czolgosz Goes to the Elec­
tric Chair This Morning and Pays
Penalty for Crime.
Defiant to the Last and. Insists, that
He is Not Sorry for His Mtar
derons. Crime. -H
Only Regret is that He Did Not See
His Father—Shpwed no Fear
in Face of Death.
Auburn, Oct. 29.—Czolgosz was elec­
trocuted at 7:12 this morning. He
made a brief speech in the chair said
he was not sorry for what he had done,
but expressed regrets (that he had not
seen his faither. He was given three
contacts of electricity before pro­
nounced dead.
Czolgosz aifce a hearty breakfast and
went (to the death chair in exactly the
same manner as have the majority of
•murderers in this. state, showing no
•particular sign of fear but in fact do­
ing whalt few of them have done—talk­
ing to witnesses -while being strapped
in the chair.
"I killed the president because he
was an enemy of good people—of good
working people. I aim noit Sorry for
my crime."
These were his last words as the
guards hurried him into the chair. A
moment later-mumbling through the
half adjusted face straps, he said "I
am awfully sorry I could not see my
Czolgosz retired ait 1 o'clock last
night and slept so soundly that when
Warden Mead went to the cell shortly
before 5 o'clock the guard inside
to shake Czolgosz to a/waken him. He
sat on the edge of his cot and made
no reply to the warden's greeting of
"good morning."
Czolgosz was taken to the execution
chamber at T: 10 and two minutes later
the current was turned on. At 7:15
the current was turned off and the doc­
tors pronounced the prisoner dead.
The autopsy on the remains shows
Czolgosz' brain to be normal.
Electrician Davis made this state­
ment of the execution: "I used 1700
volts of electricity, turning it into" the
body at full voltage for seven seconds
and then slowly reducing it for 45 sec­
onds. Then I threw th« full voltage
on -again for eight seconds. Then at
the suggestion of Dr. MacDonald I
turned it on again for a few seconds.
I_ did net think there was any neces­
sity for the third contact and the lack
of resistance shown when it was ad­
ministered proved life was extinct. It
was as -successful an execution as I
ljave ever operated in all my exper­
W. T. Wesson, Gholsonville,. Va.,
druggist,-writes: "Your One Mimrte
Cough Cure gives perfect satisfaction.
My customers say it is the best remedy
for coughs, colds, throat and lung
troubles." E. S. Beardsley, druggist.
The Spanish budget statement
shows an estimated increase in the
expenditure of 25,000,000 pesetas.
Judge Hancey of Chicago has de­
clared valid the gas consolidation act
of 1897, by which a number of gas
companies were merged Into the Peo­
ple's Gas Light and Coke company.
Lewis Ockerman, Goshen, Ind.:
"DeWitt's Little Early Risers never
bend me double like other pills but do
their wory thoroughly and make me
feel Ijyte a boy.'' Certain, thorough,
KHIe White Man, Wounds White Wo­
man and Suicides.
Hot Springs, S. D., Oct. 29.—In a fit
of jealous rage, Luther Esteele, a col­
ored man shot and instantly ^killed
Clyde McMains, a white man, and also
shot and critically wounded May Ber­
ry, a white girl. Esteele then ran to
the home of his stepmother and shot
himself, dying at once.
All were employed at the Evans
McMains and the girl "were visiting
together on the veranda or the Evans
hotel, -when Esteele rushed upon them
and began shooting.
He waa infatuated with the girl, and
madly jealous because she gave any
attention to Mc M&i&a.
Mothers everywhere praise One Ml»
ute Cough Csire foe the sufferings it
has relieved and the lives of their
little. ones it has saved. Strikes at
the root
J* 3*
the trooble and draws out
the inflammation. The children's fav­
orite Cough Owe, & S. 8eardsley,
Gioodly 8um for Those pn the White
Earth Reservation,
White Earth, Minn., Oct 29.^United
States Indian Agent- Simon Mlchelst
and party have left for Wild Rice river
to pay the annuity payments to the
Indians residing there. It is learned
that*the sum of $36,000 arising fftxh
the proceeds
"I have long suffered from indiges­
tion," writes G. A. LeDeis Cedar City,
Mo. -"Like others I tried many prep­
arations but never founl anything that
did me good until I took Kodol Dys­
pepsia Cure. One bottle cured me.
A friends who had suffered similarly
I put on the use of Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure. He is gaining fast and will soon
be able to work. Before he used
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure indigestion had
made him a total wreck. E. S. Beards
ley, druggist.
Brought Hundreds of Passengers.
Port Townsend, Wash.. Oct. 29.—
TWo, steamers have arrived from
Noiri'e, bringing over 1,200 passengers,
the Senator bringing 525 and the Ga­
ronne 700. The Senator sailed from
Nome Oct. 19 with $500,000 in gold.
For several days before sailing snow
was falling, ice had formed and prep­
arations were being made for a long,
cold winter.
C. M. Phelps, Forestdale, Vt., says
his child was completely cured of a
bad case of eczema by the use of De
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. Beware of
all counterfeits. It instantly releives
a T^56?w. if
-i^vKi #,vf
the sale of dead-and-
down timber cut on the White ESartSi
reservation from 1897 to date 1b now s?
available. The Chippewas of the Mia
sissdppl, tor whom the White .EartA^-'"
reservation' was originally established 'v
by the treaty of April 18, 18fi7, are the
only Indians who will participate in
the distribution of this fund. It is *?$•$
probable that this money will be paid"'^5.,,*..
the Indians in per capita shares some
time this fall. There is still due the
Indians a considerable sum arising
from the sale of dead-and-down timber"
cut from' the -White Eajreh diminished
reservation from 1889 to J897. "the
segregation of this fund is yet incom­
plete, but it is expected that final ar
rangemehts will be completed so as to
pay the Indians the amount found due
them from this source .early next
North Dakota Man Refused to Throw
Up Mis Hands.
Larimore, N. D„ Oct. 29.—Tolef Hal
verson and Christ Sandland were rid­
ing from Park River to Larimore on a'
freight train. While getting out of a
Car at Junction, two miles west of
here, they were met by two masked
men who ordered them to throw "up
their hands., Sandland, instead of
complying, started to run. He was
fired at twice, but he continued run- 1
ning. One of the robbers took after"
him and upon catching Mm placed the
revolver against his neck and fired.
The. highwaymen then led their two
victims out half a mile on the, prairie,
where they went through them. The
robbers took $25 from Halvefson and
$23 from. Sandland., The letter ^liso
had a ^rtified check for $250.*5^and
lanc| will probably S:
Chinese Board pharg 4 With Reorgan.
izing the ^6/p|nment.
Washington, Oet. Zdi—The stat4 de­
partment has. received from Minister
Conger, at Peking, a translation of a
series of prelimiriairy ^regulations
adopted by the recently organized
Chinese board of national administra­
tion charged with .the reorganization
of that government on modern and ef­
ficient lines. The sentiments ex­
pressed are conservative, says Mr.
Conger, and it is made plain thait there
is no intention to Imitate the too brisk
pace set by the reformer of 1898, but
Instead to study Western methods and
without adopting Western civilization
as a whole to adopt to Chinese con­
dition such institutions as seem likely
to add strength to the state.
Believed She Will Be Found Within
Ten Days.
'New York, Oct. 29.—According to
the Sofia correspondent of The Jour­
nal and Advertiser, Colonel Kantcheff,
president of the Bulgarian police, has
made the following statement regard­
ing Miss Stone, the missing mission­
"If Miss Stone is living she will be
found within 10 days. Three different
parties are now en route to establish^
communication with the brigands.' ^.
Dickinson has sent two young men
from Sofia. Those are Macedonians
and know the country well. A party
of five have gone to Samakoy with the.v" -f
same object. They are former pupils ^7 vS
of Mies Stone and volunteered for the.'t,
trip, Mr. Dickinson .pays all expenses. Xr%
"The third party constats of
sent iff Ht» Russian minister.**
Peasant* Repulse Soldfe
Bruasela, Oct. 29.—-Tha Soir aay» a
serious conflict hag taken place be­
tween soldiers belonging to the gar.
riflon eC Fort Waefclen, near M&Usx»,
and neighboring peasants. The latter,
anned with spades and pitchforks, re»
pulsed the soldiers, killing three aad
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