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h? Cross Examination of Admiral Schley by Judge Advocate Lemly Final- }y Concluded. Last Day's Questioning Regarding Bombardment of Colon and Details of Battle July 3rd. Inquiries by the Court Regarding Some of the Points Not Sufficient ly Explained. Washington, Oct. 31.—With the opening of the Schley court of inquiry Admiral Schley began the fifth day of his testimony and the third day of •his cross-examination. The first ques tion Captain Lemly asked was wheth er the Iowa was with the flying squad ron at Hampton Roads when he gave the captains of the ships the verbal orders as to attacking the enemy's fleet. Admiral Sci&ey replied tihat she "was not. In response to questions he said that he first fell in with the Iowa off Cienfuegos. Captain Evans was then ill and Commander Rodgers was in command. He did not recollect whether he had communicated the verbal orders to the latter. He first saw Captain Evans on May 29. He •was then questioned as to his conver sation with Captain Folger when the latter suggested a circular blockade such as existed at Wei-Hei-Wei. Wit ness said he thought the fleet was larger than his at Wei-Hei-Wei and that there were flanking vessels in that fleet. He was asked whether he did not consider a circular blockade wifth the vessels pointing in as mobile as the other form in that the ships could move either way by turning "with the same helm. The admiral re plied that he thought a circular block ade where all the Vessels charged to the center would produce confusion and inevitably, lead to a different ar rangement according as the enemy jnoved east or west. "The outcome, lie said,'"could only be more or leas confusion, sjich as did actually occur later." Coming to the reconmoissance of May 31, when the Spanish ship Colon was bombarded as iit lay in the harbor at Santiago, Captain Lemly asked Ad miral Schley when he first received no tice that the commander-inr chief would be at Santiago. Witness re iplied that the information was brought Mm by Oaptadn Cotton in a telegram dated May 29. This telegram was, be •eaid, not received until May 31. "Why did you wait two days after the discovery of the presence of the fleet in the harbor before undertaking your recpnnoissance?" "For the reason I had used those jtwo days for coaling the vessels of the fleet, so as to be prepared in case the enemy should come out." Details of the Bombardpient. Relating the occurrences of the bom bardment, (he vSpe h,,y said 'he recalled that .Captain Higginson had asked after he (Schley) went aboard the Massachu setts that, the bombardment be post poned until after dinner, that he warn led iome people to get off the turrets and that Lieutenant Commander Potts had given notice thajt they were on the range. He did not recall, he said, tihe signal not to go in closer, but it was possible that such: a signal had been sent and it had not been recorded. It might be that it was with this signal as with other signals which had not been recorded, because the "writing of them was always deferred until the next day. 0': Here followed an examihaitipn of t£he various signals from the, Massachu setts on the day of the bombardment, which the admiral verified. At the same time lie remarked that be thought there wire other signals un recorded. ."/'• •Admiral Schley Said he had ordered the. range at 7,000 yards for that day, but he had not supposed the Colon was so Car up the harbor. "Does your letter to the senate, dat ed .Feb. 18, 1899, plead the precaution k' ary order of the department for not A destroying the Colon?" "I should rather think thaft Is the ln ierehce." HH The admiral then, at the request of the judge advocate, read what he PRr wrote to the senate. "The letter con tained the precautionary order of the department at the opening of the war. again explained, as be had done ^'before, that when he wrote his com munication to the senate, "he did ilot 4 have all the records before him. He omitted to mention in that communi cation, .he said, Admiral Sampson's I" caution ait Key Wesit. iHe prepaired bhe report largely from memory. In fur -j. ther support of his position "Witness read' the department's instruction of July 13, specifically wrarning the com mander-In-chief against risking armor? ed vessels to the fire of land batteries. He was cross-questioned closely as to 'V, el the ordera bearing ttpon this ml}- je fie said he never had Been iikftil Chem in the.report, ihe orders lu 6-April-8 and Afcrtl 28 modifying to Xfsoiae extent Che original order. Btot |F he fyfed never been advised of their purport. -i Destroy tlw Yjwwiet & f*o«s®iMiifc ^arBtssstti' sasce you did cot pur W'l aid not. .. fBut in your tetagraphle report rou dia say that your purpose was to de stroy the Colon?" "Incidentally, yes." The judge advocate then asked wit ness to tell exactly what his purpose was on that occasion andWhat instruc tions he had given. Replying that he had testified fully on this subject be fore he then said that the signals made indicated th*. purpose. The signals in structed the ships to use their heavy guns against the Colon. The New Or leans, with her lighter battery, was directed to Are at the shore batteries. The instruction was to go in to 7,000 yards and he thought until several days afterwards that the ships had gone in to that distance. "I directed the ships to follow the flag to operate against the Colon and fire at the forts to develop them and I think the recormolssan.ee, so far a.s it went, was eminently successful. The batteries weire developed and the fact was demonstrated thiait the enemy was in port. With a squadi-on of five or six ships I believed that only the strongest military necessity would have justified me in risking the loss of a vessel that might have reduced our squadron to a numerical inferiority with the en^my. If one or two of our ships had been crippled, the enemy might have come out and engaged us with disastrous results. "The development of the facts as to the batteries and ships was, In my opinion, sufficient. The enemy's ships could not get away amd they did not get away." The admiiial was then asked wheth er he had informed Ensiign Macey, Captain Cook and Correspondent Gra ham that the affair of May 31 was to be a reconnoiSsance. He tfhought he had in a general way. and he thought it could be fairly said he had so in formed the captains in the signals hoisted. The Battle of July 3. The cross-examination of Admiral Schley on the battle of Santiago be gan with a question as to what the first movement of the Brooklyn's helm was after the enemy's ships were sighted coming out. "We were heading west by north," he replied. "The first helm was to port." "Captain Cook gave the order for the turn?" "Yes." "You regard that turn as very im portant do you not?" "I think it was the movement that decided the events of tfhiat day." The admiral said in response to questions that he had not mentioned the loop In has report of the battle. It was an incident of Hie battle which he had no idea would ever come into controversy. Captain Cook had given the order without orders from him ex cept under his general instructions to close in and keep somewhere about 1,000 yards away,, outside of the broadside torpedo range. When the time came for the turn Captain Cook's conception of the movement coincided with bis own. Although Captain Cook gave the order he would have done so in a moment had the captain of the Brooklyn failed to do so. "You also felt some responsibility for the turn?" "Absolutely. I did not give tfie or der, I approved it," replied the ad miral. Asked where he had heretofore, be fore beginning of this Inquiry, men tioned that he had during the battle given the signal, "Follow the flag," Admiral Schley said: "I think I have kept my mouth pret ty close on this matter and do not re call speaking of this subject. I dis tinctly recollect giving the signal and that it was flying for 20 minutes." Continuing he said in reply to ques tions he estimated that the Brooklyn had gone in from within a mile to a mile and a half of the harbor, within the range of the batteries. No Other Alternative. "When the Spanish slhips succeeded in getting out of the harbor without being sunk, in accordance with orders, what alternative was there but to chase, them?" "There was no alternative—no other source open, but much €|^nded upon the character of the C&a^. Whether it was made in the proper way and was effective was one €hSSjg, while a poorly conducted and ineffective block ade would have been another %hing." Witness said in reply to .questions that while several of the vessels had failed to join in the«hase the work, after the slxikMjg tfed Iteresa and the Oquendo, to the Brooklyn and the Oregon, this wais because they could not gpllow the pace.set -by the Spaniards. At this point Captain Lemly Intro duced the following paraigraph from Admiral Schley's repoij ofc $he battlfe de/ted at Guantanamo," Jfoily $, 1898: "Since reaching this ^nd hold ing conversation with of the captainis, viz: Captal^^JuIt^fe of the Viscaya and the' secoi^A? la command qt the Colon, Comman&sr (befeitreras, have learned that j^*3Kbafi$k admir al's scheme was teSMppdipe all fire for a while on the' and the Viscaya WW to mm her. fiii&opes that if they could destroy her the chance of. espape wuld be increased, it "Was Supposed she was the swiftest ship of our squadron. This explains the heavy 3re mentioned and the Vis caya1* action in the earlier movements of the entfkgepwHrt, The execution of tfhis pur&oa© was promptly defeated by the fact that all the ships of the squad ron advanced Into close range and ppeaed an irresistibly furious and ter rible lire upon the enemy's squadron as It was com4nt out of the harbor." Admiral Sehley identified this para graph as a part of his report. Witness eaid thait before the helm of the Brooklyn w?s *wttiig hard aport in order to snake the loop, the helm nut alternately to port. and to 8t&r- M. TWENTY-FIRST YEAR BISMARCK. NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1901 noara in order to meet the movements of the enemy's ships. Reasons for the Loop. Admiral Schley in response to a question said he never heard of the Texas incident until six months after the battle. He was closely questioned as to the order which went below "to stand by to ram." In answer to a question he said he supposed the cer tain had given the order: His atten tion was called to a letter of June 3. 1900. written from the South Atlantic station, in which the admiral was quoted as saying that the turn was made to avoid tihe last attempt of the Viscaya to ram. His attention was next called to his letter to the senate, in which he said the turn wais made to avoid blanketing the fire of his own ships, and also to his statement in ex amination in chief that he had not turned to port because to do so would have brought the ship Into dangerous proximity to tho enemy's vessels and exposed her to possible torpedo attack or ramming. Regarding his report sent from Guantanamo Admirai Schley said the whole thing could be explained by per mitting him to introduce a preliminary report made and returned. Captain Lemly objected 'and he and Mir. Ray ner continued the discussion of the subject for some time. The former charged that Mr. Rayner's purpose was to interfere with the cross-examina tion. Admiral Dewey finally put an end to the discussion by saying that if there was no objection to bringing in the report at another time it could be brought in at this point. There upon Captain Lemly withdrew his ob jection. "The damage already has been done," said he, "it is for the purpose of destroying the order of the cross-ex amination and that is now accom plished. He already has accomplished all the damage he can do." Court Upholds Lemly. After recess Captain Lemly laid be fore the court Admiral Schley's press copy book controlling a copy of his letter embracing his first report t^ Admiral Sampson of the battle of Santiago, which had been returned. There was more contention between couftsel as to the admissability of the document as evidence. The decision of the court was to the effect that the letter could not be read aloud. After some further ^sparring by coun sel Admiral Schley explained that the original preliminary report of the bat tle he took to the commander-in-chief and then returned to the Brooklyn. "Admiral Sampson then signalled to me to come on board again," he said, "which I did and he handed the report, back to me. There was nobody but himself and myself in the cabin at that time and from the conversation I had with him, I was led to believe— Captain Lemly—"We want the con versation." "He handed it back to me with the statement that he was commander-in chief and that I had omitted a very important detail—that the New York was not present. I felt that the vic tory at that time, as I said, was big enough for all and I made this out of generosity, and because I knew if the New York had been present she would have done as good work as anybody else.,- *Your command' I referred to throughout this,, 'his appearance,' and so. oh, in complimentary terms. That was the reason." The kdmiral was asked what con versation be had with Lieutenant Commander Hodgson on the Brooklyn jupit before the loop was made. He said he coul not recall a single wor^ of conversation with Mr. Hodgson be yond the latteT's remark that the ene my were coming for them and his re spouse to go for them, except some re mark abont the proximity of the Tex as. He did not now recall and he nev er had been able to recall a colloquy. Court Asks Some Questions. At 2:25 p. m. Captain Lemly con cluded his cross-examination which had been begun at the beginning of the morning session of Monday. Captain Lemly said—"I have no further questions." He turned to Mr. Rayner, who said: "We have not a single question." "The court has a few," said Admira1 Dewey. The following questions were then asked: "Had Admiral Cervera's fleet left Santiago and gone to the westward ait the same time that you left Cienfue gos pould it not have passed between your fleet and the ghore without being seen by you?" "At night.: it might possibly have done so, but I think not in the day time." "Why, on May 26, did you make your stopping point 20 miles south of San tiago Instead of the mouth of the har bor?" "I laid m.V course for that point, thinking that If the Spanish fleet should leave Santiago he would go southward and that point would give me a wider horizon for observing his movements." "Was it not possible to be$fin your blockade of Santiago May 26 and main rtaln it for a few days and still have coal enough left to enable you to reach Key West?" "Yes If I had then known, as I fciew subsequently, that the Spanish "fleet was there." "Was not the situ&tioii at Saaktiago, May 26, such as to warrant you in tak bt*en. very great, too" gre«t in my Judgment. We might have lost a, col lier." "DJd not, Oa&taln Cotton inform: yon that the Harvard had coaled at Mole St. Nicholas a®d that .otfa large ship at a time could oonl tt&H in ordinary I do not recall that. Hia !n£orma- *Vh«3k,a ev 1 a tion to me referred mainly to small vessels, as I recollect it." Developing the Batteries. "What was your object in seeding to develop the batteries at Santiago?" "I desired to know what was in front of us in view of the possibility of our being obliged to force the entrance." "Did you not risk the loss of a ship May 31?" "I thought such a possibility remote in view of the range given." "You stated that the movement Westward was based upon military principles. Why, then, did you go back to Santiago?" "For the reason I have stated. After the coal supply was equalized as we were not far away we would not lose much time in going back and deter mining definitely whether the enemy wa& in port." Asked why he considered the de partment's order of May 25 ambiguous, he gave in substance the same reply he had given to the direct question «.t the morning session. Admiral Ramsey—"You gave four motives for the retrograde movement. These motives do not appear clearly to me." "I telegraphed mainly regarding the coal supply because I imagined that would be the most important motive. I do not know that I gave my reasons for it, but I did in a subsequent dis patch to the department, stating that the movement to the westward had been for a certain object." A number of other questions were asked and replied to and the court ndjourned for the day. GIPSY BRIDE GONE. She Was Sold to a Dubuque Man and Then Spirited Away. La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 31.—A band of gipsies who passed through La Crosse recently are being pursued by an irate husband, who is looking for his young wife. It appears that a Dubuque man purchased from a member of the band a young woman, 18 years of age, for a wife, paying $500 for her, the fu ture wife to be delivered on the follow ing morning. It is alleged that a mar riage ceremony was legally performed, but thus far the groom has been un able to obtain possession of his gipsy wife. During the night the gipsies broke camp and came north, presumably in search of more victims. It is said this girl has been sold over and over for the past two years and has been a source of great revenue to the gipsy band. She is quite handsome, and her husbands-to-be haive been unable to get her away from the camp. STRUCK BY AN ENGINE. Occupants cf an Automobile Seriously Injured. New York, Oct. 31.—An automobile driven by Henry Fournder, in which were H. B. Fullerton, an official of the Long Island railway H. J. Everett. A. J. Batcheldor, Arthur Lewis and "a Mr. Guery, all but the first named newspaper men of this city, was struck by an engine running wild at Westbury, L. I. Mr. Fullerton's skull was fractured and Mr. Batcheldor was severely cut about the head. The oth ers escaped with less serious injuries. TRAMPS CAUGHT IN A WRECK Four Thought to Be Killed on the Great Northern. Bemidji, Minn., Oct. 31.—A wreck occurred on the Fosston line of the Great Northern and 17 freight cars were ditched and smashed inito kin dling wood. It is reported that four tramps were caught in the wreck and lie buried under the scattered tons of flax. It will take two days to clear the track. Tampering With Silver Coins. New York, Oct. 31.—The New York sub-treasury has asked the aid of the Washington secret service bureau in running down those persons who are responsible for the flood of light weight silver dollar and dollar pieces recently discovered in this city. The method employed by the operators is unique and in effect it is similar to the "sweating" of gold coins, once so com mon, with the addition that the silver coins are plated. Indians Have Smallpox. Sioux City, la., Oct. 31.—Twenty deaths from smallpox have occurred and 200 cases are present among the Indians of the Winnebago reserva tion, causing great alarm in this sec tion. Sioux City, Salix, Sloan, Onawa, Homer and other towns have estab lished a strict quarantine against the reds. Physicians expect as cold weather advances there will be hun dreds of fatalities. STILL IN CAPTIVITY. Bed Cross Doctors and Nurses Cap tured by British. Pie Hague, Oct. 31.—The report of the Dutch Red Cross society, just pub lished, 'deals bitterly with the capture of a Dutch ambulance corps near Pre toria, July 5, 1900 It declares the British knew before the ambulance left Pretoria that it carried private letters from Boer families to men in the field and that they did not protest,, but allowed the ambulance to start amd captured ft outside the town aavd used the letters as a pretext for hold ing the doctors and nurs*», who ars still In captivity on the Island of Cey lon, The Red Croas commttftee subse quently «ppealed persistently to LoM Kitchener.to redeek Wb ,? promise to Mrs. Botha and allow the doctors and medicines to pass through the British lines for the benefit of the Boers. but no reeponse was made to the appeals. r'cri Ml New Polytechnic Institute Proposed for Pittsburg Will Involve Out lay of Millions. Buildings Will Cost Five to Eight Million Dollars and More Mil lions for Maintenance. Reasons Given for Selecting Pennsyl vania City as the Site for the New Institution. New York, Oct. 31.—Plans for a Pittsburg Polytechnic Institute are be ing prepared at the request of An drew Carnegie, which call for an out lay of from 55,000,000 to 58,000,000 for buildings and an endowment fund of $25,000,000 more for maintenance, says The Herald. When Mr. Carnegie reaches Pittsburg the committee which has for several months been busily engaged will make a report to him. Judge Josiah Cohen of the Or phans' court of Pittsburg, who is a member of the committee appointed at the request of Mr. Carnegie, is in this city. In an interview he admitted that the committee had made consid erable progress in preparing its re port for Mr. Carnegie. "It is proDosed," said Judge Cohen, "to found in Pittsburg an institution for the training and education of ap prentices and students in all trades. Such an institution will require at least 60 acres of ground for the build ings necessary. The ground will be given by the city of Pittsburg in all probability. The proximity of so many industrial establishments to Pittsburg as well as the fact that there are so many manufacturing establish ments in the city itself, makes Pitts burg pre-eminently the place for such a great polytechnic institution of this character." HILL AND HARRIM AN CONFER. Try to Reach an Agreement on the Northern Pacific Problem. New York. Oct. 31.—Conferences were again held during the day be tween members of the Harriman Kubn-Lceb ft Co. syndicate and James J. Hill, in regard to the adjustment of the Northern Pacific problem, but yet there has been nothing definite ac complished. Hill and Harriman held a long con ference and it is believed a solution of the difficulfv will be reached. As yet. Morgan has not taken any active interest in the question, and is stated he will not do so until Harri man and Hill reach an agreement. Details are being worked out by these two -ailroar] executives, and when they have reached an agreement the plan will be submitted to Kuhn, Loeb & Co., representing the Union Pacific, and J. P. Morgan & Co., who represent the Hill roads: IN CZOLGOSZ' HONOR. London Anarchists Hold All Night Celebrations. London. Oct. 31.—The anarchist clubs of London celebrated the elec trocution of Czolgosz by dances in honor of his "noble death." Various groups met at their respective head quarters at a late hour and most of the gatherings only dispersed at 4 o'clock in the morning after singing the "Car magnole." All the meetings lustily cheered every mention of Czolgosz, whose portrait, draped with black and red, occupied the plaice of honor on the platforms. There were remarkable scenes on the dispersal of the clubs, groups of anarchists shouting "Vive la Republique," singing "Carmagnole." dancing and shouting "Czolgosz. the brave!" The police dispersed some of the groups. The increased activity of the anar chists is occasioning some concern to Scotland Yards. BAFFLES THE HEALTH 'BOARD. Smallpox Among the Indians Proves of Serious Concern. St. Paul, Oct. 31.—The question cf dealing with smallpox among the In dians is giving the state board of health serious concern. The disease exists on nc-arly every reservation in the state, and in some localities it has reached the stage of an epidemic. The White Earth and Red Lake res ervations have given most trouble, and it is reported that the United States government has authorized ex penditure of $1,000 at each of those places in the establishment and main tenance of proper quarantine regula tions. TOT CAUSES NIGHT ALARM. "One nj£ht my brother's baby was taken with croup," writes Mrs. J. C. Snider, of Crittenden, Ky., "it seemed it would strangle before we could get doctor, so we gave it Dr. King's New Discovery, which gave quick relief aaid permanently cured it. We always keep it the house to protect ossr chil dren from croup and whooping cough. It cured me af chronic bronchial trouble that no other remedy would relieve." Infollttile for coughB, colds, throat and lung troubles. 50c and $1.00. Trail bo8ti.es tine, tngtoa's drug star*. at?, a Sam* FIVE-CENTS. TICKLE THE SULTAN FRANCE SENDS OVER A FE3W BATrJ TLBS HIPS TO TICKLE HIS HIGH-f N ESS. Paris, Oct. 30.—The French foreign office confirms the report that a division of (the French Mediterranean fleet composed of three battleships and two cruisers, has proceeded from Toulon to make a naval demonstration against Turkey. BISHOP8 Biennial Knor was well known in McLeod and Carver counties, having lived the larger part of his life in Plato. He is a married man and leaves a wife and several children. It is thought that the gang who d/d the deed will be identified in a short time. A FIENDISH ATTACK. An attack was lately made on C. F. Collier of Cherokee, Iowa, that nearly proved fatal. 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Washington, Pa., Oct. 31.—Local passenger train No. 101, on the Wheel ing division of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, collided with a light engine ''carrying workmen on their way to clear a freight wreck near Vance Sta tion, Pa., killing one and injuring sev en others, all employes of the railway company. "I have long suffered from indiges tion," writes G. A. LeDeis, Cedar City, Mo. "Like others I tried many prepf arations but never founl anything that. did me good until I took Kodol Dys pepsia Cure. One bottle cured mo. A friends who had suffered similarly put on the use of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. He is gaining fast and will soon he able to wiwHfe. Before he used Kodol Dyspepsia Cure indigestion had made him a "total wreck. E. S« Beards ley, druggisL American Expelled From Prussia. -Berlin,. Oct Si.—AoeonLing \Ti K53 V"*1 OF M. E. CHURCH. 11 cat i' i* v-S Session at Conference In Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Oct. 31,—Sixteen bish ops of the Methodist Episcopal church met here during the day in their bien nial session which will continue for a week. Among the absentees are Moore In China, Hartzell in Africa, Warren In India and Vincent in Eu rope. At this conference the bishops will be assigned as presiding officers of the annual conferences next year and the general condition of the church will be considered. Meetings of various auxiliary organizations of the church will be held during the week that the delegates are here. Ow ing to the death of Bishop Ninde of Detroit, several may change location the selection being in the order of seniority. The biennial sessions are executive. The forenoon was occu pied in receptions, greetings and open ing addresses. STEPPER INTO LIVE COALS. "When a child I burned my foot frighwfully," writes W. H. Eads, of Jcnesville, Va., "which cajused horrible leg scxres for 30 years, but Bucklen's Arnica Salve wholly cured me after everything else failed." Infallible for burns, scalds, cuts, sores, biases and piles. Sold by P. C. Remington, drug gist, 25 cents. KILLED BY A MOB. Blacksmith Has His Skull Fractured on His Way Home. Chaska, Minn., Oct 31.—F. Knor, a blacksmith resiaing at the little vil lage of Plato, about 15 miles from this place, was attacked by a mob while returning to his blacksmith shop about 8 o'clock in the evening. He was beaten on the head with a club, his skull being fractured, and he died 12 .hours later. The supposition is that his assailants all live in or near Plato, and an old feud had existed between them for some years. If 1 to the, local newspapers, Joseph Herring^ tfce weU fcnown German-American correspondent who was present at the battle of Taku, lias been expelled from PrusBia, the ground alleged be-: tag evasion of military qerrtce a 1 ber of yeers ago.. /wr™"1"