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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
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
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
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
and Afcrtl 28 modifying to
Xfsoiae extent Che original order. Btot
he fyfed never been advised of their
Destroy tlw Yjwwiet & f*o«s®iMiifc
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
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
"Captain Cook gave the order for
the turn?"
"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
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
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-
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
"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
"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
"Why, on May 26, did you make your
stopping point 20 miles south of San­
tiago Instead of the mouth of the har­
"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
"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
"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-
ev 1
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.
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
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.
Occupants cf an Automobile Seriously
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Co. syndicate and James
J. Hill, in regard to the adjustment of
the Northern Pacific problem, but yet
there has been nothing definite ac­
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:
London Anarchists Hold All Night
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.
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
"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
tngtoa's drug star*.
at?, a Sam*
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
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.
An attack was lately made on C. F.
Collier of Cherokee, Iowa, that nearly
proved fatal. It came through his
kidneys. Hins back got so lame he
could not stoop without great pain,
ror sit in a chair except propped by
cushions. No remedy helped him un­
til he tried. Electric Bitters which
eifected such a wonderful change that
he writes he feels like a new man.
This marvelous medicine cures back­
ache and kidney trouble, purifies the
blood and builds up your health.
Only 50 cents at P. C. Remington's
drug store.
Sometimes a fortune, but never, if
you have a sallow complexion, a jaun­
diced look, moth patches and blotches
on the skin—all signs of liver trouble,
liut Dr. King's New Life Pills give
clear skin, rosy cheeks, rich complex­
ion. Only 25 cents art P. C. Reming­
ton's drug store.
One Dead, Seven Injured.
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
"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
Session at
Conference In
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.
"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.
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.
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..

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