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and defective. "What did they N do when they came out, which way did they head?" "We were to the westward. The entrance to us was about northeast by north. \u25a0 The fleet came out south and turned as they left the en trance to four points southwest, so that they turned In our direction. -When I first got on deck the helm had been starboarded, heading a little to the northward. When I saw the fleet they were heading southwest and seemed to be coming straight for the interval between the Texas and the "Brooklyn. I went in the conning tower and directed the helmsman.. I told him what I wanted to do waa to keep straight for the fleet. ' They wavered a little. Sometimes they turned one way and then an other. We shifted helm once or twice, but very little indeed, and- finally when we were getting up fairly close, say between 1500 and 2000 yards, it seemed to me clear that they wanted to pass between the Toxas and the Brooklyn. The Texas was well on our starboard and she waa headed to the northward and -westward. All ships were carrying out the Instructions of the commander in chief, and that was to head in for the entrance. Wo were well to the west ward and headed to the northeast. When \u25a0 I saw. that I ported the helm perhaps halfway over. She was swinging starboard very rap idly. The Spanish fleet was coming straight for this interval „\u25a0 I stepped out of. the tower on the port side to get a good look at the spot, to: see Just what they were going to do as to our relative positions, and I . saw they \u25a0 evi dently put helms hard aport and were turning to the westward. '. We were then turning very rapidly to starboard with port helm, ••\u25a0 and we had : turned, I think, • almost to the east. The Texas was well on our- starboard side. I then gave the order -'hard aport' to the helmsman,' ran through the opening betwen the shield and conning tower on purpose to see our own fleet and our relative , positions. Quicker than I could" tell , it ", the commodore called -to- me: 'Cook, . hard aport! i. Or, is your helm:! aport?' I answered: "The helm la hard aport," turning as rapidly \u25a0 as '. possible.' • • As \u25a0 ' I • watched : the Texas the bow of the Brooklyn seemed first to point to her port bow. I never saw the star board.'' bow of the - Texas, and changing our bearing very ' rapidly the bow of the Brooklyn passed along the port side of the Texas until there, was a clear opening between us and the stern of the Texas. I made a* complete turn, a very quick turn, with helm hard aport until we came around and paralleled the fleet on the v \u25a0 \u25a0 , , \u25a0 - . - . . "I heard the executive officer call out: 'Clear tho ship for action,' and as I hadvglven di rections to have the ship ready, for inspection I knew, at once something was happening. I went on deck immediately." \u25a0 "Had you had any intimation the night be fore that the fleet was coming out?" "No. I turned in the- night before about midnight, feeling rather the other way, all hope of their coming out having been given up." ' ' "When you came on deck where were the Spanish ships?" - \u25a0 •• "When. I first arrived on the ' forecastle there were two in sight. The third one was Just in side the entrance .and the fourth appeared afterward."- / .When Spaniards Came Out. General interest was manifested throughout the courtroom when Hanna began his in quiries about the battle of July S. He asked: "\Wre you on deck when the fleet came out of Santiago harbor on July 3, -when they were first sighted?" 'The reply was in the negative; he had at that time been in the cabin. "How did you first learn the fleet was com ing out?" ,\u25a0 . "It is possible to have an order Mr battle if you know Just what conditions you are going to meet. The idea with "us was to be able to fight the Spanish fleet whenever we should meet It. I think that was understood by all. I so understood It."' "If the fleet had come, out of the harbor previous to June \u25a0 1, what would you have done"? "We would have obeyed the orders of the commanding officer." • "Were the fighting ships always in order for battle"? "I always supposed they were; the Brook lyn was always in excellent order." . Replying to questions concerning the block ade of Santiago, Captain Cook said that Com modore Schley'8 constant idea was that the vessels should be kept well supplied with coal and kept moving constantly, as his theory was that the Spanish fleet would come out of th. ¥ harbor. "Why was the circular . blockade not adopted" ? Hanna' asked. "There are many forms of blockade, and I have nothing but praise for the circular blockade," replied the witness, "but the idea was to get the Spaniards to come out and to have our ships moving and ready for action." "What were your orders of battle from May 13 to June 1" ? "We did not have any. The fleet was al ways in condition for action." "Do you call that a battle order"? The -witness J.then in response to questions detailed the. retrograde movement' of the fly ing squadron toward , Key .West, beginning May 2fi. He said his first information that such a movement was to. be. undertaken, was when he received orders to" move. He - had, he said, informed Commodore Schley • on the evening of. the 27th that he found the sea had become calm enough to -coal and had found that the commodore had ; also reached the same conclusion. Retrograde Movement. "What did you say to "him"? '-\u25a0 "I think I said, 'You decided wisely,' " .|Did you say, 'I congratulate" ?"- I don't recollect. I may or may not. I think it was a - subject of congratulation." Captain Cook related the particulars of the' meeting with, the scout 3 --off Santiago and told of Captain Cotton and Captain Sissbee com ing on board. Speaking, of Captain Sigsbee's visit he told of his bringing the pilot Nunez aboard, but, Cap,tAln I Cock j said that \u25a0 he had not at first , been) inspired- ' with confidence in that- individual, . Although < he afterward found that he wp.a a. reliable man." ' . other side. As* we paralleled the Spanish fleet the Vlscaya " Admiral Dewey— May I interrupt? How near did you pass to the Texas? NO' Danger of Collision. "I never thought of a collision. It never en tered my head. I never for a -moment had one idea or vicissitude in that respect. Wo passed, I judge, about 400 yards. I had handled the ship under all circumstances and I got so I could Judge pretty correctly, and my im pression was that we were about the distance we sailed in squadron. But a collision I never thought of. She turned perfectly clear of the Texas, came around and then we had the Vis caya on our starboard bow and about abeam was the Oquendo and then the Colon. At the time I thought it was the Teresa, but I - soon discovered this vessel was dropping out and heading for the beach. • That was about the hottest time of the action. It was a critical time. There was not any time- for -indiscretion and I do not think there was any. I have al ways felt in my mind, in . studying the posi tions, that the' chances would have been for a disaster had we shifted helm at such a time. However, we got around and we had those three vessels. I looked and could see nothing but smoke astern and the vessels seemed enveloped in -this smoke. I could not understand it. I could not understand exactly how we got I here. They were all three firing on the Brooklyn. ..when almost immediately, faster than I could tell it. I saw a large white boat In the water and through this smoke I saw the bow of a vessel. I exclaimed at the time, 'What was that? 1 . The navigator, who was near me, said It was the . Massachusetts or something to that effect. I said she was away, and he then Bald that it was the Oregon. I felt perfectly as sured from that moment. She came up very rapidly. She was making more speed than we were at that time. She had all her boilers on, had shifted boilers that morning from forward to aft.. She had steam and hot water on." "Where was the Oregon with respect to the Brooklyn at that time?" "I estimated 600 yards. She passed in be tween the Texas and the Iowa. She got in be tween that opening, came to the northward of the Texas and came out about 800 yards from ub. I mean a perpendicular course, and that would account for just what we made to the southward in turning. We made more than the tactical diameter because we passed part of that distance with helm half aport." "What is the tactical diameter of the Brook lyn?" ; "About 650 yards. ' "Was it easy to handle the ship under such circumstances?" "I never have seen one equal to her." "Was the starboard engine of the Brooklyn reversed during that turn?" "It was not. There was some question about that. The reason I feel positive of that is in recalling the circumstances. My impression is It may have been the commodore or the navi gator, one of the two, said something about backing the starboard engine. My reply, I remember very well, was I did not want to lose the speed of the ship. That she was turning all right and rapidly and I wanted to keep the speed of the ship." • "At the time you saw the Oregon coming out of the smoke was she on your starboard?"' "Starboard quarter." "And between you and the Spanish ships?" "Never between us and the Spanish ships." "Where . were the Spanish ships at that time?" "There never was anything between us and the Spanish ships. She was on our starboard quarter." "Nearer in-shore?" "Yes." Cook Ordered the Turn. "Referring back now to certain points in the story, as I did not care to Interrupt you, you state you heard the' commodore say at one time, 'Hard aDort.' That was after you hail begun to moke the turn and the helm was hard aport?" - -* t "Yes, the helm was aport. but not hard aport There was perfect understanding between the commodore and myself." "I will ask if your recollection is clear as to whether the helm was put hard aport by yourself first or that you did it in obedience to an order from the commodore?" "I gave the order on my own responsibility. No question about that. It was not after hav ing heard the commodore. He called out to me. as I have stated, which I now think \u25a0was simply to confirm himself in the Idea that she was turning with a hard aport helm." "At that time did you hear any conversa tion between the commodore and the navi gator?" "I did not." "Did you see any torpedo-boats?" "I did not" . . "Were you afraid of being rammed at 1 the time the turn was made?" "No. There "*a3 something said about It, but I did not give it a second thought from the fact that I knew they could not ram unless they got within my turning circle." "Were you afraid of blanketing the fire of our fleet by turning one way or the other?" "We might have done it by turning the other way." - \u25a0 \u25a0 . "Had you turned with a starboard instead of a port helm, would such action have advanced you so far as to. bring you within the line of movement of the enemy's ships?" "Provided they had taken advantage of it; that is to say, if they had . continued on their course southwest straight for ua, and we had turned so as to bring them within our turning circle, it would have made ramming possible, certainly." "How were they heading .when this order hard aport was iriven?" "They were heading southwest." "Were they then headed so had you gone ;the other way — " Schley Always Brave. "And they discovered the movement? Tes, I think they would. The chart distance given at the time was 1100 yards. I estimated 1300 yards and so made it in my report. In the first place we must have lost by shifting helm at such a time. Then If we had turned the other way we must have gone 700 yards. They would not have had much distance to run to get entirely .within our turning circle. That Is all conjecture.".. . -T vj* . . - .' . Hanna — What was the conduct and bearing of Commodore Schley while under fire on such occasions that you had the opportunity of ob servinc? . ,' . "I always regarded him as an enthusiastically brave and patriotic officer. Never in any other way." \u25a0- . ! ' ' At this point tbe court took Its usual recess for luncheon. : _ . -At. the afternoon session of the court, Cap tain Cook - continued his testimony in response to interrogatories by Hanna, who asked: . \ "At the time! the turn of the Brooklyn wa« made were you in such * a \u25a0 position that you could observe whether ' or, not the engines of the. Texas were backed, or reversed?" ..\u25a0. .• Sad Season to Bless the Texas. ' VI think I ought to have seen It at the dis tance she was from us." "Did you see any such?" \u25a0_ ; "I did not.",; "In 'reference to . Ideu tenant Commander Hodgson's- conversation with the commodore, you say you did, not hear the conversation be tween them ?' '\u25a0" . . *' I "Notljone . word of it." • Itching, Blind. Bleeding or -Protruding •' Piles. No Cure, No Pay. All druggists are author ized by. the manufacturers . of Pazo . Ointment to • refund money ' where .it- fails to ' : cure any case of piles, no matter of how -long standing. 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There was then, he said, . considerable -talk on the part of the commodore concerning the coal supply, he feeling that If the then pres ent expenditure was to continue it would not continue long. He was still especially cor cerned about the Texas and had said to him (Captain Cook). that "we must lyep the ships in fighting trim." They had consulted charts and talked over the case, looking for a place fit for coaling. . Finally, he said, they had hit upon Gonaives Bay and had decided to lay a course for that point. •\u25a0 ' . : ' . \u25a0 "The Idea,", he said, -."was' that, we should proceed in the direction of Santiago and \u25a0 that if we found the sea such -that we could coal we would immediately institute the blockade, but if not practicable to do that we would proceed to Gonaives Bay and ' coal there." "What; if anything, did you say to "the com modore after he started toward Santiago" ? The next day the. weather was squally and stormy,' with a sea which was "moderate to rough." On the 26th the weather moderated, but there was a "long, nasty sea," with the ships rolling a good deal. They had been com pelled to slow up in order to accommodate the Eagle, . the commodore desiring to keep the fleet intact, as it was In column forma tion' \u25a0:".., \u25a0 -.:\u25a0-.• Ships in Fighting Trim. "Entirely. .. Describing the departure of the flying squad ron for Santiago the witness said that it was made after dark in order to conceal Its \u25a0 in tentions and that the lights . were darkened for the same purpose. The run on the night of the 24th was. he eald, fairly good. Captain Cook recalled the arrival of the dis patch; boat Hawk on May 24 with dispatches. He was told that the Information was to the effect that the Spanish fleet was In. Santiago, "but," he said, "I was not especially ' im preesed with that fact, as I had heard it be fore." He was, however, told that this informa tion was' more positive than any which' had yet been brought. The commodore, he said, had toid him that the Hawk had brought orders to the effect that the squadron should proceed to Santiago if he (the commodore) was satisfied that the Spaniards were not at Cienfuegos, but he said Commodore Schley had said: "I am not satisfied that they, are not here. I still believe they are here." "If satisfied that the Spaniards . were at Cicnfuesos why did you leave there"? asked Hanna. "Because of McCalla' s report from the in surgents on shore." "That, then, made it clear that the Span lards were not , there" ? Speaking of the coal supply of the vessels of the flying squadron while at- Cienfuegos Cap tain Cook said that his only anxiety was con cerning the Texas, whose supply was light. It had been found difficult to coal that ship on account of its sponsons. He said in this con nection that Commodore Schley had always been persistent . In keeping the ships as full of coal as possible, availing himself of every opportunity to take- en fresh supplies. ' In re ply to questions he said he had never been es pecially anxious about the coal supply of the Brooklyn, "although there were times when he should have been glad to have more." "We talked on various subjects at first. ' I think Captain McCalla 'informed him he had mining materials' for the Insurgents and that he was going to communicate. with the insur gent camp.'.' We brought' \u25a0• up the' .question about the camp and where it yas. and- then the commodore said to him: 'We have seen three peculiar \u25a0 lights, \u25a0 one- ahead of .the other here, but we cannot make-out what they are end I believe .it *is ' something in connection with the Spanish, fleet.' Captain McCalla gave a. start,- threw up his. hands and said: 'That is the insurgents from the Insurgent camp. They want to communicate with you,' and added, 'Well, I can go there' and find out at once.' The commodore told htm to go, to get off as soon as possible, and added, 'You can send a boat across and- let, me know as soon as possible." Then thp subject of coaling came up again about the \u25a0 great difficulty we were going to ha%e in coaling from colliers, and Captain McCalla said: "You need not be at all concerned about me. J.wM get coal if there is any coai to be obtained.' He was always cheerful about everything. He started from the ship almost immediately and .said, 'I must get off.' In the meantime, closely con nected with that, was the arrival of the Adula. This steamer came in from Jamaica and re ported that the Spanish, fleet had gone into Santiago and had left on the 19th. I recol lect that particularly, because that seemed to confirm the commodore's Idea that they had reached Cienfuegos. It was a suspicious craft. They did not give any clear reason for going in except they wanted to communicate with their subjects, and in my conversation with the commodore my impressions were that he looked upon that as entirely suspicious. Not understanding the matter and not knowing exactly his object I said something to him about letting the steamer go in. He said: 'I don't care anything about that steamer, but I am bound to get Information from her. If the captain does not give it I will certainly get it out of some of the passengers.' It was ar ranged that when she came out an officer should go aboard and get information from them. She did not come out. That ' confirmed him still more that they were there. Then the Eagle came down in the evening and reported that they had opmmunlcatod with the insur gents and that the Spanish squadron was not in Clenfuegos." f . "That Information was given, in positive In Cienfuegos." yPositlve." . * Concerning Coal Supply. dispatches and he had gathered from conver sation with Commodore Schley after; their re ceipt that it was tli<» idea both of Sampson and Schley that they should continue to hold Clenruegoa. \u25a0 Jie did net, he said;. recall the re ceipt of. the McCalla. memorandum concerning a landing place near Clenfuegos. After read- Ing the dlsr>atch he Bald: "I never Haw or heard of It. It may have been referred to, but If I had seen It I would certainly remember It." In \u25a0 this connection, he sold, \u25a0\u25a0' that while he was not formally appointed as chief of staff to Commodore S<ihley he rmd often acted in that capacity, and the, commodore . had, he raid, always communicated very freely J with him. . . . j .Hanna asked: "Were you present at nny In terview between Captain McCalla and the com modore?"- ' ..' .. \u25a0 . ' "I was in consultation.". "Briefly and exactly as you can give it, what occurred?" • ; . • ' ( Nunez was then excused, and the judge ad vocate was about to call Commander Mason when Admiral Dewey suggested that as it was then ten minutes to 4 the court should ad journ. Accordingly the court adjourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow. Ot cross-examination the witness said that Ceb-reco had given him the names of the Spanish vessels inside the harbor. He gave the names of those vessels, saying that they were given to him at that time by Cebereco. Tbe witness also said that prior to goins: ashore June 1 he had not seen the Colon. He ha/1 not seen that vessel. Indeed, until July 3. Ht said that his reason for thinking the ves sels could not get into the harbor of Santiago was that such large vessels as those of the Spanish fleet had never before been seen there; hr thought the harbcr both too narrow and too shallow. He had expressed the opinion that Unless they had "double machinery" (twin screws) they could not get in without the as sistance of tugs. Captain Parker then read a copy of the let ter which the pilot said he had carried from Commodore Schley to the Cubans, In which ha suggested a code of signals similar to th« code arranged by Captain McCalla at Cienfue gos, 1 On June 1 he had gone on tha Vixen to the Cuban coast with a. massage for General Calixlo Garcia, which he had delivered to Colonel Cebereco. Commodore Schley had sent him on this mission and he had been told then by Cebereco that the Spanish fleet was in the harbor. This Information, Nunez said, he had carried to Admiral Sampson, under the direc tion of Commodore Schley. Nunez said he first met Commodore Schley on May 26, having been taken to him by the St. Paul. The commodore, he said, asked him if he knew of the presence of the Spanish fleet at Santiago. He replied that he doubted it, as he did not think the water was deep enough for vessels of such size. Edward Nunez the Cuban pilot, was called as the first of Admiral Schley! s witnesses. An Interpreter waa introduced, as Nunez cannot speak English. He said, he had been a pilot for, twenty-one years in all the Southern Cu ban ports. The interpreter used the- word "guide" in interpreting his statement a» «boiro. and Admiral Dewey corrected him, raying the word should be "pilot." "Pilot," Not a "Guide." "How far were the vessels of the flying squadron off the entrance of the port of San tiago while on blockade, first by day and sec ondly by night?" "The blockade was closer and closer all the time. The nrst night I should say that It was between five and six miles off and about seven miles oft at day. They steamed In a circle from five to six miles from the entrance anil from four to five miles each side, so as to cover the entrance." "It is possible It might have blanketed th» fire of the Texas: It Is possible It might hav* Interfered with the movements of the Oregon, as they were both coming up in that direction In the space in which we turned. I will say that I never considered for one moment any other thing but turning that ship to •tar board." "Quite a number of signals were made, but I only recollect a few of them. The first sig nal made was the formulated signal to closa In. Afterward there were signals made: a great many wig-wags wero made to the Ore gon. There is a record, I believe. In tha log book. I did not pay any attention to the sig nals during the action, except such a* af "Admlral' Dewey— The witness has spoken of the order requiring them to keep steam up for moving with some of the engines uncoupled. Was that order by Commodore Schley? "It was the order of the commander la chief while lying on blockade." "Did the Spanish ships head to the west ward of southwest before tho Brooklyn mid* the turn with port helm?" "They did not." "Was the helm of the Brooklyn steadied or eased at any time during the turn after tn* order 'hard aportr* " "No: not until she was around and parallel with the Spanish fleet." "What ships would have had their fir* blanketed had tbe Brooklyn turned with •tax board helm?" First Signal to Close In. minutes to couple up. We had all the steam we coOd use in the after engines." "What orders were given by Commodor* Schley to the fleet by signal or otherwise dur ing the battle of July 3?" WASHINGTON 1 . Oct. 14.— The Coast and Geodetic Survey has established a mag netic observatory at Sitka, Alaska, and is constructing another at Ha waii, to co-operate with, the; British and German governments in investigating problems of the magnetic forces and nee dle variations throughout the world. Thl3 Is in connection with one German and two British expeditions for the south pole on plans long ago formulated. The co-opera tion of tnis and other governments was asked by Germany and the movement now well under way. so far as the pre liminary work is concerned, contemplates magnetic observations at fixed observa tories throughout the world simultaneous ly withlhe actual scientific researches in the south polar regions. Both; the Amer ican observatories will be re^dy to as sume their part of the co-operation at the time designated in February next. The work .of the expeditions is lUccly to oc cupy 'two or three years, and its value is largely dependent on the observations similarly and simultaneously made In dif ferent parts of the world. It Is expected to determine tho question vjhether all magnetic disturbances, and phenomena are subject to a common and ivorld-widj cause instead of being of a local charac ter. "Did Hodgson make any suggestions to you \u25a0or have any conversation with you during the battle?'!. ." - - - - - .\u25a0 "Quite a number of times. "Did he have that conversation or the sub stance of it with you?" • "The only thing I recollect, which I recollect clearly 1 , is that this summer when I met him at Newport he asked if I recalled it, and 1 recalled at the time we were .turning, after we had been turning some time, and after the helm was put hard a port, he came across to me and said: 'Captain, do you Bee the Texas?" She wa3 the nearest ship at that time. I was looking directly at her, and Just about then we were pretty well elenr of her. I said: 'Oh, yes,' and he told me that entirely reassured him, and he walked away." 1 "He did -not make any suggestion to you or you to him respecting going in any nearer to be rammed: the danger from torpedo boats or anything of that kind?" "No." ... "Did you use any expression or language which could have been understood -by him as meaning 'damn the Texas?' " "No, I had every reason to bless her, not to damn her." "How Was the turn of the Brooklyn written in the loe?" "So far as I know, with port helm. I never observed the erasure, which I suppose you are coming to, until ' it was shown to me here in Washington, ar.d I did not understand It then. I could not recall anything In connection with !t. It was the custom on board the Brooklyn for the smooth log, v/hen it was written, to be read by the officers and signed by them, afterward by the navigator, when It was sub mitted to me. I sometimes had time to look at It and sometimes did not. I do not believe I looked at It within three or four days after that battle. I may have looked at it, but the first real recollection I have of it was when my at tention was called to the fact that the navi gator wanted to make it more full and com plete. I said: 'Write It up as you recollect it and submit it to me, but no changes are to be made under any circumstances in the log as it stands now. It can be added to, but not any changes In the original log.' So he wrote this, and I signed it. I have since read It and da not know which Is the best account." "You refer now to the addendum?" "Yes. At that time there was no question about the way the ship turned. I suppos* I would have noticed it had it been done, but I probably did not see it until after that change was made. I certainly would have seen It be fore." Letter Is Not Admitted. . "Do you recollect a visit of Mr. Sharp to the Brooklyn and an interview, at which the com modore and yourself were present, about the direction in which 1 the Brooklyn turned on that morning?" "No. I may state I was not present at any such interview." "If the court please, I should like to hand to the witness a letter, apparently signed by him self and dated September 28, IS'jS. tho letter which was' referred to by Admiral Evans- when he was giving his testimony and which he de sired to read at that time. An objection was made then, counsel suggesting that the proper course would be when Captain Cook went on the stand." Captain Cook was handed the letter by Hanna to identify. \u25a0 Admiral Dewey— Has the letter anything, to do with any of these specifications? Judge Advocate— Not specifically. Admiral Dewey— Then it better not be read. Captain Cook — Mr. President, I would like to have it read for this reason: It has been re ferred to, and seems to convey the idea that there was an Issue between Captain Evans and myself. I think, as It is on the record that such a letter has passed, there should not be any doubt about the matter. Admiral Dewey — I do not think It has any thing to do with the case. Captain Cook— It is my letter and my signa ture. Admiral Dewey — Admiral Evans is not on trial; Captain Cook is not on trial. Captain Cook said there was no Issue be tween himself and Admiral Evans. The letter was not read. The court asked a number of questions of Captain Cook, which, with the answer', were as follows: "How did you become aware of the orders under which the flying squadron sailed. May 19, to Cienfuecos?" "Conversation with Commodore Schley." "What general orders were issued by Com modore Schley regarding the blockade of Cien fueeos?" Schley "Was Enthusiastic. "I cannot recall that there were any written orders. I think it was (of course, I understood, being in command of his flagship) understood in consultation with the captains In a general way." "Was any effort made by boats of the flying squadron to find a landing place near Cienfue gos prior to the arrival of the Marblehead?" "None that I know of." "Did any conversation take place between you and Commodore Schley in regard to obtaining information from Captain McCalla when the Marblehead passed the Brooklyn -while the last named vessel was en route to Cienfuegos?" "None that I can recall.'.' "What reasons did Commodore Schley give you for his belief that Cervera's squadron was In Cienfue£os?" "In. the nrst place, upon leaving Key West, he was quite enthusiastic at having been given the command of the south side of Cuba and he said he expected to catch that fleet; that both he and Commander in Chief Sampson believed Cienfuegos was the objective point. I think I have already stated that he believed he would find them there. On Saturday night he beard, or some officers had reported to him, what sounded like a salute in the afternoon. I never have known what that was. Certainly some thing of the kind occurred, and he said it sounded as if they were having some kind of jubilee. When we arrived at Cienfuegos there were the signal lights that misled us all. We thought that they had something to do with the Spanish squadron either coming or being there. And again, the arrival of the Adula and her strange action. I believed at that time they were there, and I thought this was a ruse to get some communication to them. That Is all I pan recollect." "Did the Brooklyn have a, fleet night-order book?" "I am not able to answer that question. On the Brooklyn I received my Instructions, of course, direct from the flag officer. I had my own night-order book and what orders I re ceived I put in that." "Did you examine the sailing directions for information regarding the possibility of coalin< ship near Cape Cruz?" "Yes." H.i -; •; "What orders were given by Commodore Schley to the ships of tha flying squadron for their guidance in the event of Cervera's squad ron arriving at the harbor of Clenfuegos in the event of Cervera'a squadron being sighted at sea and in the event ot its coming out of the harbor of Santiago?" Governed by Circumstances. "I know of no written order that would cover the case, but in consultation with the com manding officers it was understood that at night time. we would be In column and ready During the day time we had our assigned posi tions: that .we should attack wherever we found them and I presume be governed by cir cumstances." "Had any vessel taken coal at Clenfueroa prior to the time when Commodore Schley dis cussed^ the coal supply with Commander llc "I do not know. I think not." "At what distance from the entrance of Clen fuegos did th«j large ships lie while blockading both by day and by night V "wunuEg "From four to six miles. I should iude-s Closer at night." * ' "Does the chart show that there Is an an chorage at Cape Cruz where Urge shlp a would be i protected from easterly and southeaster v winds while coalingr* "vumeasteny "My impression la it does not. That wu mv observation at the time." y "Do you know why the squadron wai headed for a point twenty or thirty miles from the entrance to Santiago Instead of near thl shore?" "Because, as I understood at the time If the weather conditions were such that we could not, coal off Santiago we should con\?nue to Geraives Bay, but upon arrival off Santlaeo If the condition* were so that w. coffiSSi from the collier, we would go up oft the en- J'Were.you ordered by Commodore Schley to "Yes." , "What was the direction of the prevailine wind from May 22 to June IT' Prevailing "It. was southeast and southwest. T tKinir I think the wind on the 25th was northLsf ii is all a matter of log. • The fresh wnds were gssar sSu^h h e^t^o^u^h o wes e^.™" ~ "No. We did not have full nower nntn \u2666*. C n ofon° f w^t a a C srre,? ntU ** ™ & "Why not?" ... I'The order, required us to kppn .*.<.~. #- moving eight or nine knots, I think «£h J™i of the engines uncoupled. W« Tused^L ? m engines. In the early part of ««?« * f " had steam enough to X inake ?weiv| Sou and we kept on increasing the steam until wp w all the steam we could use \u25a0with thi \u2666„ glnes. We continued to get steam uk ??* idea that if the Colon should K"! Hj e point we would lose time in TOunita. £* n the engines. It would haveVkeif'iwenr^-flv" Geodetic Survey to Co-op erate With the Foreign Expeditions. Officer Who Commanded^ Schley's Flagship Testifies That the Com= modore's Expectation' Was to Meet and Vanquish thQ i ,i Flans by Turkish Troops to Surround Abductors Are Special Dissatch to The Call, CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET. K. W., WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.~Oflicial Washington Is finding soirie encourage ment In the fact that although a week has elapsed since the expiration of the time limit fixed by the brigands for the ransom or Miss Stone, she is still alive. From Mr. Eddy, Secretary of the Lega tion In Constantinople, and Mr. Dickin son, Consul General at Sofia, dispatches were received yesterday and to-day by tne tstacs Department. Assistant Secretary Hill, who has just returned from his va cation, is now-acting as \u25a0secretary in place of Second Assistant Secretary Adee and he is devoting special attention to the Stone case, The department Is unwilling to divulge the cablegrams in its posses sion, but it is known that Miss Stone is biill alive. Mr. Dickinson Is not in communication with the brigands and Mr. IMdy has trou ble in ccrrrmunicating with them. As soon as the full amount of ransom is received in Constantinople he will arrange to con vey it to thera In such manner tnat simul taneously with Us delivery the American missionary will be released. In view of the assurances given by the Turkish and Bulgarian authorities the officials here seem confident that they will not direct any attack by their troops upon the brl pands, and Miss Stone is consequently re lieved from the danger which would* ac company such a move. All the money for Miss Stone's release has not yet been col lected, but a large sum has been remitted to Constantinople. The State Department is hopeful that the balance will be promptly raised and in the meantime its events will endeavor to induce the bri gands to sccept a smaller ransom than they demanded. CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 14.— It trans pires that the Turkish commander had completed preparations to surround Miss Stone's cap;ors at noon last Saturday. Bpencer Kd£y, Secretary of the United States Legation, received advices that further activity would result in the death of Miss Btonc. and at 3 o'clock Sat urday mcrntnR he proceeded to the resi dence of thti Minister of Foreign Affairs. Tewflk Pash». and demanded the immedi ate retirement of the Turkish troops. This \u25a0vas carried out and the Bulgarian' forces followed suit. Eddy'e action has theunanl \u25a0 :~i* rnrTv-.-.aL of . the members of tho . • \u25a0 ;\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0;.,. -.v*i> i rr revjneed that PCrajESe MUST STAWB I RIAL For. '.IliE OCESFX HUHDEB Judg-e OauttLJ r-^ifs 3 :-:Iotion to Dismispthe Jury on tne Ground cf Bias. GEORGETOWN. Ky., Oct. 14.— After the jury was completed this afternoon 'in the trial of ex-Secretary of State Caleb Powers, charged with being accessory to the murder of Governor Goebel, the de fense chailenged the whole jury, charging Jt with political bias and the officers of the court with packing the jury for the purpose of conviction. Both sides pre sented affidavits and arguments, after which Judge CantriH denied the motion cf the defense to disqualify the Jury and also overruled a demurrer to the indict ment to which the defense took excep tions. Witnesses were then sworn and a list of attorneys on both sides was fur nished the court. Prosecutor Franklin read the indictment against Powers and Colonel T. C. Campbell stated what the commonwealth expected to prove. SUSPECTED MTJBDESESS IS, F0R2EALLY CHABGED Complaint Based on Circumstantial .evidence Is Sworn to by Chief of Detectives. DAYTON. Ohio, Oct. 14.-The formal charge of murder in the first degree was to-day preferred against Mrs. Mary Belle \Citmer, the suspected wholesale murder ess. The affidavit was sworn to by Chief cf Detectives Bridge and is based on the death of Mrs. Anna C. Pugh, a sister of the accused. It is charged that death was due tc the administration of arsenic will fully and purposely by Mrs. 'Wltmer. The expert chemist, in whose hands have been placed the intestines of several supposed victims, including Mrs. Pugh, has riot yet made his report to the Coroner and to day's affidavit Is based wholly on circum stantial evidence. / Mrs. Witmer was arraigned in the Po lice Court this afternoon on the charge of murder. She pleaded not guilty and the case was continued until Frldav. HAILEOAD MAGNATES TO CONFER AT OMAHA They Will Probably Take Action on the Proposed New Continental Line. OMAHA, Oct. 14.— President Burt. Gen eral Traffic Manager Slubbs and all the department heads of the Union Pacific have gone tc Salt' 1 Lake. v.*here they will to-morrow meet Harriman and heads of the Southern Pacific. The meeting: is con sidered an important one and will include discussion of traffic, operating and new Iine3. The matter of a new transconti nental limited which will reduce the run ning time between Chicago and San Fran cisco nearly a day will also come up and probably be acted upon. Cudahy Withdraws Offer of Esward. OMAHA. Oct. U.— Edward A. Cudahy to-day withdrew the reward of $25,000 which he offered ten months ago for the capture of the abductors of his son. The reward Js withdrawn unconditionally. At the suggestion of Cudahy and at the re quest of Chief of Police Donahue, the City Council will take up the matter to-mor row night at its regular meeting and it Is expected will withdraw the offer of $25,000 for the arrest of the kidnapers. Burglars Set Fire to a Mill. BLUFFTOX, Ohio. OcL K-Burglars to-day blew open the safe in the office of the Bluffton Milling- Company here with a large charge of dynamite.- The building caught fire and the entire plant was destroyed, causing a loss of $25,000. It is said the burglars 'secured nothing. They fired two shots at Ni^ht Operator Greer. who attempted to- turn In a lire alarm. .•'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.-::' U', \u25a0 Accidentally Kills His Brother. ALBERT LEA, Minn., Oct. 14.— While hunting Sunday afternoon August Paul son, cashier of the First National Bank, *s accidentally shot by a younger broth er. The top of his head was blown away. Tf TT -r) ASHINGTON, Oct. ' : 14.— To- \\ V day, jn the Schley court of " >\/N\/ inquiry", " "Judge Advocate V' V Lemly concluded the. pre ! Ecntatlon of- testimony 'for ! the Gcyei-nment, and the first of Admiral j Schlny's witnesses was introduced. Cap i tain Francis A. Cook, who commanded Admiral (then Commodore) Schley's flags. ? hip, the Brooklyn, during the Santiago campaign, and who acted, though unoftl cially, in the capacity of. chief of staff for ! the commodore, was on the witness stand ; the greater part of the day. He was f ol 1 lowed by Lieutenant Commander "Wijliam j Fullham, who was senior watch oincer I 'on the New Orleans during the Spanish : war, and former Lieutenant Joseph Beale, ' who was' an officer on the Harvard, trans lated the cipher dispatches between Cora 1 modore Schley and the 'Navy Department carried by that vessel. Among those dis- ; : patches was that sent by Commodore '. Schley May 28 expressing regret at not | having been able to obey the orders of the department and explaining the | reason I why he could not do so. There are some i verbal discrepancies between the origi nal draft of tnis dispatch and the official print of it, and these Beala explained. Lieutenant lieale was the last of the Government witnesses, although Captain Lemly explained that he would reserve the right to call others if occasion should ; demand that he do so. He had no sooner i retired than the first witness for Admiral Schley was called. This proved to*, be the Cuban pilot Kduardo Nunez, who told Schley on May. 28, li>9S,that he did not believe the Spanish lleet under Cervera was in the harbor, at Santiago.. Captain Cook's testimony wus a review of tne entire campaign after Cervera's rleet, beginning wltli tne departure of the Hying squadron from Key We3t on May t 19 and concluding with the battle off Santiago July 3. He said. that at first it liad been believed by both, Sampson and Schley that the Spanish fleet was in the harbor at Cienfuegos and that no infor mation to the contrary had been conveyed to Commodore Schley until the arrival of Captain McCalla on May 24; that it was Commodore Schley's expectation to meet the Spaniards in the open sea and his con stant care whh to have coal enough for such emergency. He gave particulars, con cerning the retrograde movement, and ex plained the Brooklyn's loop in connection with the graphic account of the engage ment cf July 8. Asked for an opinion as to SchleyJs bearing as a commanding offi cer, he said: "I always regarded him as an enthu siastically brave and patriotic officer." . RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOOP. Brooklyn's Captain Declares He Or dered the Famous Turn. WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.— Captain Francis A. Cock was the first new witness called before the Schley court of Inquiry to-day. He was called by the Navy Department, but as he also is on Admiral Schley'6 list of witnesses, he was considered, like Lieutenant-Commander Hodg scn and Lieutenant Doyle, as a witness for both sides of the controversy. During the war with Spain Captain Cook was commander of the flagship Brooklyn and also Admiral Schley' s chief of staff, thus occupying the same rela tive position to Admiral Schley that Captain Chadwick occupied to Admiral Sampson/ His appt-arance on the stand therefore created con- Eiaerable interest and his testimony was listen ed to attentively. Other, witnesses eumaion ed-by the department for the day were Lieu tenant-Commander William F. Kullam, who was on the New Orleans during the Santiago campaign, and Lieutenant Joseph LJeale, wno was on the scout ship Harvard and who vol unteered to go ashore and ascertain whether the Spanish fleet under Cervera was in the harbor of Santiago. The first of the witnesses recalled for the correction of testimony was Lieutenant-Com mander Staunton, formerly of the New York, who made an addition to his statement as to the first news he received from. Captain Allen at Key West on May 20 concerning the pres ence of the Spanish • fleet at Santiago. The addition was as follows: "The information obtained at that time from Captain Allen and reported to the commander in-chlef some time near noon was not con eindered sufficient at that time to cause a change- In the plan that had already been adopted." Captain F. E. Chadwlck also returned to the stand for the purpose of correcting his former evidence. Captain Cook Is Called. After previous witnesses had corrected their testimony Captain Cook was called. He was questioned by Hanna. He said he had been at Key West on May 19. .. "What information did you have at that time concarn!ng the whereabouts of Cervera's fleet?" asked Hanna. "My impressions now are 6imply from ru mor, that they had left the Canary Islands and a' part of them had been sighted at Martinique and from consular information, or, perhaps. Information sent by the Harvard that they had gone to Curacao, 'lhat is all from impression." Giving the reasons for the departure of the flylns 'squadron for Cienfuegos, Captain Cook said the squadron had~been eent to that port "to intercept and meet the Spanish squadron, it having been determined, as we believed at that time. to*make Clenfuegos their objective port." He had understood that the Spanish fleet carried munitions of war for Havana and it was believed that they would go to Cienfue gos because of its accessibility to Havana. Captain Cook detailed a conversation between Commodore Schley ar.d Captain Chester while Ihe squadron was en route to Clenfuegos. He said there had been talk between them about coaling- on the southern coast of Cuba, ••The only thing I recollect," he eald, "was that Commodore Schley questioned Captain Chester very closely, as to the facilities for coaling ships on the south side of Cuba." "Do you know what Information was re ceived?" • - "I think they consulted a chart at the time, and. something was said about Cape Cruz. I recollect afterward looking at the chart there and it did not seem to be a favorable place. I know the subject of. coaling was early con sidered even before leaving Key "West." Not a Favorable Place. Admiral Dewey— Was your arfswer that Cape Cruz did or did not look like a favorable place? I did not quite understand that. "I said I recollect very well my impressions at that time were that Cape Cruz did not seem a favorable place for coaling ships from col liers." . ... Hanna— Perhaps the court would like to hear why you thought so. "I could not well see how th» larger ships could get far enough in there so that the col liers would be smooth enough to go alongside and coal ships." Captain Cook recalled the meeting of the llarblehead with the flying squadron en route to Cienfuegos, but could . recall only, very in distinctly the fact that, the Scorpion had de lfvered to the Brooklyn any information from the Eagle, at that time. "I did not receive any Information." he said, "and did not consider the incident important." Captain Cook said that upon arriving off Clenfuegos on the morning of May 22 a block ade waa immediately established as the firing of guns was heard and it was believed that Cervera had arrived and a fete of honor of his appearance was on. • Earthworks on the shore aleo were s*en, but they were not fired upon because it was considered 'desirable not to un necessarily expend ammunition. "I think between that time and the arrival of the Aflula it was presumed that the whole beach waa occupied," he said., "We saw.cav alry and others on 'the beach. The possibility of a boat landing was talked of. >The idea was that we would have to go in pretty well to the westward and at night. - I may have had some conversation with the commodore about it, but I do not recollect. On the arrival of the Adula we fully expected to get all infor mation." / . \u25a0 ; "Did you see any signal lights on shore while you were there V : "Yes. the first thing after we ' arrived, on May 22." . * - *: - . , .... "Where were those signal lights and what were they?" - "I judged them to have been about six or eeven miles to the westward, three lights, one ahead of the other, | very distinct. There was come discussion on the ship whether these were signals that the Spanish ships were go- Ing there or whether they were already there. 1 ,' ITo Doubt as to Signals. "There could not have been any doubt what ever, from the arrangements of these lights, that they were Intended. as signals?" "Oh. no: their appearing at the time they did and remaining so . long, but we could not determine from whom or to 'Whom, they were sent." ,';,-\u25a0'". .\u25a0 - "i Hanna questioned the witness concerning the arrival of the Iowa < a nd the Dupont oft Clen fuegos. Captain Cook said they had brought Observatories./ to B9 HiS tablished alt Sitka and Honolulu. Miss Ston® Still Lives, Though the Ransom Is Not Paid. 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