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biul out of the fiction and I thought that
this signal una Kiin as a warning to
nc lliH perhaps tlic Oregon miKiit hac
to continue on in the fight without her I
nlso remember another signal which 1 1IU
not understand at llrt it was to the
effect that the tmmj appears to hae
been bunt in Jtao To this 1 directed
the signal odiccr to repH that perhaps
the might have been ljuit in ltal but
that she would I ind on the coast ot
cba i also remember the signal Con
gr tulations irpon the grand ictorj
thauKs foi our splendid assistance
Theix Kcre other sUrmis and l have seen
the bt of thtm llieso are the oiuh
which impress themselves upon mj mind
1 cannot remember win the others were
Q l tltt tnStallCe Wtt It llun -were
e imaged In tbaslns the Coon aiu
the izeja ran ashore Ilow man
A 1 cannot tell 1 hae seen the char
and hae seen that a ctrtaln numLcr i
inies was cien as the speed of the shia
I suppose full sittd was on the Ores
about 10 oclociC when we turned to th
westward ard slowed down a little an
I suppose we ran during the chase lifts
1e miles
Q Can iJ tell me how inanj shl s
the Brookljn was engaged with wlie
the smoKe lifted and allowed ou tos i
A She wis cngaglrs four of the en
emy s fleet
Q Did j ou sec the turn of the Brook
15 n
A No sir I nccr saw the Hrookljn
at all until 1 came out of the smoivC
Q How did the Urooklj n s lire appc r
to jou at that time
A 1 renumber setlnp her She can
a deep Impression on me upon flruHig
her there as 1 could depen i upon hi r
support and felt thit sb needeel a tat
tleshlp 1 occasionally looked at th
Brooklj n
Q Did j ou see the commodore on the
day of the tnttlt July o
A Net during the battle
Q On the di of the b lttle
A sir
Q When did ou see him
A On board the New York when the
New Tn k came up alter the surrender
of the Coon
Q was there any conversation with
the commodore or did you hear the com
modore make an remarks on that occa
A Tes sir A Spanish battleship had
been reported as hiving arlved off Sin
tiapo and the captain of the Resolute
said he had been pursued by her The
admiral d J not seem to lie verv much
Impressed hv this- report of the Spanish
warship off Sant ago The admiral seem
ed incredulous and I remember remark
ing that it might be the Spanish fleet ar
riving to form a conjunction with Or
veris fleet and hid arrived too lite The
admin did not sa an thing at first and
then turned and said Well Clark jou
go after that silp Believing as I did
that reall a Soinish battleship was there
I said Admiral why not take the
Hrookljn a ng He turned and said
Certain Schley jou go also I said
Commodore we ha e knocked out sev
eral essels this morning and we can
knock out another one He said Cer
tainly we Can come along What I wat
Impressed with then was the cheerful
manner of the commodore and his ap
proving rpe fir hnIng supgcFted that he
CO along TTe had no fVflin against me
for suggest ng It and although mj senior
showed aprroval by his manner he was
The of Ciptaln Clark
developed Utt e Tldltlonal bejond the fact
that the wtnrss did not sfc a sgnal frotn
the Brooklyn to fire her 13 inch guns She
fired them at the Coon after s consulta
tion of her oflcers
Sclilejr TnUc the Slum
Rear Admiral Schcy was then called
Ilewas asked the usual preliminary ques
tions by Mr Rnvner after he had been
sworn Beginning his testimony he said
Havlns been ordered by the Navy De
partment to take command of the Fl lng
squadron I proceeded to Hampton Roads
Va and hoisted my flag- on the United
States cruiser Brooklyn at that time an
chored off the Newport News Ship Works
for the purpose of having their elevating
gear and rear turret guns installed the
older ones having been proven defective
There was anchored at the same time at
Newport News the Massachusetts which
had been mentioned In my orders as one
of the -vessels constituting the Fljing
Squadron She was there for the pur
pose of making minor repairs and also
to take advantage of the calmer and
smoother harbor to partially clear her
iottom w hich had become v ery dirty the
ship not been docked I think for
quite u Jtar
These duties eompleted the Brookljn
and the Massachusetts took up their posi
tions at Hampton Roads and there I
found the Texas anchored ind there
were subsequently Joined by the Min
neapolis and the Columbia and later
these two vessels were detached and sent
off to the coast of Maine for the purpose
of guarding the interests there which
were believed to be in danger on account
pf certain reports that were transmitted
In various directions along- the coast of
Maine as to the appearance of Spanish
vessels at dlilerent places They were
replaced by the New Orleans and the
Scorpion and later we were Joined by the
collier Sterling
During tllH tllllf -no Im gt Ilamntnn
Roads the squadron was organized Its
commanding officers were brought to
gether the general plan of campaign was
thrashed out the disposition to be made
of our water deliver torpedoes was
thoroughly discussed and I am Inclined
to sa that I found no one of the com
manding officers who seemed to agTee
with the others as to what use should bo
made of them 1 therefore determined as
happens on such occasions to take the
helm rrslf and we decided as they
were menaces to the squadron that we
would s lmply keep them charged with
the war beads below the protective decka
I put the squadron on a war footing
estab i Mu i piCKet and patrols and also
the masking of lights which were under
Inspection on several occasions to ascer
tain how effective and complete It was
MV IMail of Ilnttlf
During this time I had explained to all
the commanding- officers first that It was
Impossible to contrive a plan of battle
that would meet unforeseen contingencies
that the general plan of the squadron
could be given to the crews In the line
of battle and Its general principle would
be to attack the leading essels to con
centrate fire upon them first in order to
obtain the moral effect and secondly to
throw them Into confusion making vic
tory over them probably very much more
successful and complete
I did that for tiie reason that the older
plans of battle had all been to effect cen
tres and rear resulting In their escape 1
felt that the attack of the Tiead of a
squadron vhlch was to some extent new
vould Involve the destruction of the
w hoe
After telling of his arrival at Key West
on May IK Admiral Scbley said
The following morning 1 went ashore
to pa my re xpetts to Commodore Remi y
Th commodore showed me a lelegranhlc
despatch from the Secretar of the Navy
directing me to proceed with all possible
despatch to the blockade of Havnni He
alsu showed me a number of other de
sp itches the purport of which I remem
h r but not their contents hll I was
en hore after having my conference
wltji him several Cuban residents there
i formid in that the nrovlnce In which
I ii nfuogos was situated vas almost Ihor
i uglily occupied by Spanish troops and
Produced 1 Iuntiim rood
When a person rli es from each nieil
with a ringing In the r and a gmral
nn of nervouiness It Is a common
habit to charge It to a deranged Htomuch
I found It was caused from drinKing
rofTtc which 1 never uispecled for i
lnu time but found b leav lng off coffee
th it the disagreeable feellngH went away
J was trought to think of the subject
by setting some Tostum Food Coffee
nd this brought me out of troubl
It Is a most appetizing and Invlgoratlne
beverage and has bun of such great
lienefit to me that 1 naturally speak of
it from time to time as opportunity offers
A lady friend complained to me that
the had tried Iostum but It did not tnte
good In reply to mj quutlon she said
bhe guessed she boiled it about ten mln
vtes I ndvl csl her to follow directions
nnd know that she boiled it fifteen or
twent minutes and nhe would have
something worth talking about A shot
time ago I heard one of her chlldrt n say
that taey were drinking- Iostum
so I Judge ile succeeded lit maklnc
It good which Is by no means a difficult
Tom OBrien Uie son ot a Trlend who
Hvvb on Bridge Street was formerly a
al4 lad but since he has been drinking
Postuji has a line color There is plenty
of evidence that Iostum actufill dote
make red blood as the famous trade
narkaajs Jno Chambers a Franklin
Street Dajtcn Ohio
that we lnd better b careful In an at
tempt at Intercuuise
I hastened back to my ship In the
afternoon and saw the New ork np
proachlnc The II igship arrived salutes
were exchanged and I went on hoard the
New York to paj mj respects and to I ave
a talk with Admiral Samoson over the
Mlu itlon I found that the admiral wis
e y much worn and necessaril so His
had been verv great and
h 1 had verv rreat trouble In keeping his
squadron together and he appeared to me
as if he was In a cre t deal of niixiets
nhleh I could readily appreciate
He showed me a mimbir f rrders
among them one deciding upon a division
of the two squadrons one for the north
ern and lhc othir for the southern cost
of Cuba In which he was given the 1
nreferenc of command That order
stated that under anv circumstances I
wis to remain with mv command I
asked him which of the two squadron he
would like to take He said ho proposed
to hold Havana the northern coast He
also told me that wherever I went I was
to remember thar they were verj heavlly
fortlfled and that his confidential ln
htructlrns given verbally were that we
were not to risk our battleships against
the fortified places of the coast until
after the Spanish fleet had been disposed
He told me tint the Hpinlsh eqmdrnn
wis somewhere in the Venuilan Gulf
but that it was supplied with immunitlon
rnd stoics Bestthed for llavan i and that
that was undoubtedly the point which It
was to reach He said that hi informa
tion was thU the order of the Spanish
squadron to reach Havana or some
pjint in railroad communication with It
was Imperative and that he believed and
thought that Clenfuegos wa3 the port
e bail quite a talk together I told
him that I had been ordered to report for
duty to Admiral Rcmey and that that
necessarily meant himself and that I
wanted to assure him the outset that
I should be loyal to the cause we both
lint Climlwlck Snlil
Captain Chadwlrk who was present
said Conimodore an one who knows
vour character would know that It would
be impossible for jou to be otherwise than
loyal I asked the admiral If he had
established any means of communication
with the insurgents He told me he did
lot know but that when he got the mat
ter better in hand he would communicate
with me and that he thought it better
for me to go off and blockade Clenfue
gos as early as possible We looked over
the maps and I must say I agreed with
him I could not imagine that an one
who had studied the mllltar situation
could have supposed that Santiago would
have fulfilled an of the conditions of the
I said I was very glad of course to
go an where That terminated our inter
view and 1 left the tl igship and went on
hoard the Brookljn to hasten the opera
tions of couiing
while theJc the Algonquin came out
Hearing an ord r from the Secretar of
the Nav to Commodore Hemey directing
ne to go off Havana I signaled to the
admiral to know whether or not he un
derstood that raj orders were to go off
Havana lie replied by signal that ho
understood that his coming to Ke West
modified my orders and that I should be
p eparel to carry out the orders which
we agreed upon in the afternoon The
ships were coaled with considerable ra
pidity undtlie result was that bj the
morning p fcthe I9th the Brooklyn had her
complement of coal with the exception
of about 100 tons and the Massachusetts
signaled that she lacked only HO tons
Admiral- fcchley Identified the telegraph
despatch rom the Nav Department di
recting the blbckade at Clenfuegos with
he least possible delay and to maintain
it as close as possible He continued
Under the direction of that order my
souadron vrot under way between 7 and
3 in tne morning ana siariea wesiwaru
for Cape San Antonio Between 10 and
11 oclock I fell In with the Marblehead
well up to the northwest Captain Mc
Calla asked permission to pass on as is
the custom when an officer meets his se
nior In a little while I saw approaching
in the direction of mj squadron a small
auxiliary which l roved to be the Eagle
The Easle passed close enough to the
Brookljn to hall by a megaphone She
reported that there wa3 no news I felt
as sure about that as if It were almost
burned Into nry mind but after what I
have heard here I may possibly have
been mistaken
Next morning- 1 saw some smoke
ahead and started for It and soon dis
covered the Cincinnati and the Vesuvius
Ijlng Just outside the lighthouse at San
Antonio Captain Chester came on board
ana we tnrasnea oue a greae many cir
cumstances The one In which he was
particularly Interested was the location
of the Spanish squadron which I could
not locate for him because I
did not know what its movements had
been Captain Chester was very anxous
to loin the rivinir Souadron and be
asked me if he could accompany me al
though he said at the same time that his
coal supply was so limited that ho was
obliged to go to Key West in a or
I said to him that I did not think I
had any use for a ship that had to go
back Immediate- Then he suggested
that he be permitted to coal from a
collier somewhere In the lcinity of Cape
Antonio which I of course declined I
said to him that I could not attach him
to my squadron as he was not within my
command or under my control That of
course satisfied him After this conver
sation Cajitaln Chester went on board his
ship and the Fljlnir Squadron continued
Its way on t6 Clenfuegos
Clone to rientneRflH
On the morning of the d we steamed
in pretty close I think within a mile of
the harbor I could not see Into it at all
It was onlj through the top3 of trees that
tht re could bo from time to time distin
guished the masts of some vessel mcrely
the top of It In relation to the matter of
batteries spoken of I will say that there
were some earthworks thrown up I should
sa two or two and one half miles from
the mouth of the river and llng Imme
diately under It was a village But that
Is ahead of my story We took a position
three or four miles from th mouth of the
harbor and toward 9 oclock of that same
day the torpedo boat Dupont arrived and
brought to me the now celebrated Dear
Schley letter
I did not remember the fact till within
the past few months because there were
duplicates of that letter but I remem
bered It from the fact that 1 had sent the
Scorpion to the eastward In obedience to
the Instructions of that letter to com
municate with the scouts about whose
presence off Santiago I was very uncer
tain as J ink th admiral was on ac
count of some orders having been sent
directing them to proceed In the direction
of the Spanish Main But the admiral
was not certain whether they had got
back nor was J but I sent the Scorpion
I think In the nflernoon some time
after the men s dinner the low i came
Lieutenant Commander Kodters then
came on board Instead of her captain
stating that he did so because of an In
jur to Captain Hvans b a luttle ax
having fallen on his shoulder which in
capacitated him I hive no recollection
of any deFpatch from the Iowa beond
an envelope containing some letters one
of which I tecollcet was from m wife
But 1 can recall a great m mj of those
things aliout which 1 am testlfj Ing be
cause the have been ourned Into my
men or because I was an Interestid
part However the hlockad was Insti
tuted and was maintained at a distance
of from three to four miles
The blockade was never on an east and
west line but was generall to the
south by east and north northwest The
ships were constantly getting on the
beach and wen compelled almost every
hour to steam off an hour or to That ac
counts for mucli that jou find In the logs
about steaming 1 fixed the position of
the squadron evirj morning and ever
afternoon bj what is known as the four
point btarlng We were closer at night
and that was the rule alwts both at
Clenfuigos and Stntlago The Idea of
keeping the Miuadron in formation during
the night or In line of battle read for an
emergency was never abandonid The ar
rangement during the day wns with some
little feigned disorder In the hope that we
might Invite those peoilc out Our wish
was that they might come out The
movements of the squadron were rather
an Invitation
Lieutenant Wood the commanding of
ficer of the Diqunt came on board on
the morning of May 22 and delivered some
depatches That conversation to which
ho referred I cannot recall and I have
a very good recollection and a very lit
tle Imagination Lieutenant Wood was
almost prostrated not from fear but suf
fering from exhaustion of torpedo boat
service and I told him If 1 were King
I would promote ever torpedo boat of
cer live grades If 1 could He handed me
a despatch and I think Wood did me un
Injustice when he said I Kpoke disrespect
fully of sampson I always spokn of
Sampwin respictfullj and always called
him Admiral Sampson
The Hawk came in on the morning of
the 234 and brought No S the despatch sick which was unusual and that im
from Sampson telllrg Schlej to go to San- pressed the fact the faet upon me Cap-
uigo ii saiitiicu imi tmtii - w vv uinie on Ihjuu ana raj rn
r m s 1 i Vne lilt lllri ln I I- J - -
Clenfuegosl I do not remember that
Hood the Hawks commander said that
the Spanish squadron was at Santiago
IIuoiIk Mrnior lnnr
Mr Hood the Hank s commander got
there before 10 or 11 o clock In the morn- j tutx
ing Consequents Lieutenant IIoou uiu
not board that ship in mj presence If
he did and got those noles and failed to
deliver them to me then ho committed an
Indiscretion for 1 was his superior offi
cer and he did not know what 1 had or
Iioed remembered a good deal of whit
ho i aid to me but forgot a good deal tint
he shoud have done Qn the night of
the 23d the Casllne having arrived she
and the Dupont were sent in as the
picket line When the Dupont joined the
squadron her commanding officer was ex
tremelj solicitous about coal as evorj
bodv was
When the captain of the Adula enme
aboard he reported to me th it he hal
pissed seven ships that he took to bo
Spaniards He reported that the had
sailed from Santiago on the 20th and
knowinij that we were close to that port
It lent a good deal of color to my Leif
tint the Spanish squadron was at Ciin
fuegos Arrangements were nado wlih
the Adul ts commanding officer to go into
that port and find if the Spaniards wire
there He said that he would go in with
a great deal of pleasure and would come
out the next da when we could stop
him and ascertain from some of the
icfugecs on board if the Spaniards were
lo a suggestion from Mr Raner to
tell ibout the signal lights Admiral
Sche said When wo went Into Clen
fuegos 1 saw three horizontal lights one
to the eastward not on the coast and
crrtalnlj several milewMwvck and the
otbtrs to the wcstwanl and not on the
beach but back of it on the high land
There was a rolling swell at the time My
0e was constant on the surf as I used
to take benrings from it Now it is a fact
that when he dldn t come out I dldn t
communlcite by boats at night with the
shore when It would have been dangerous
In the da time The withdrawal of Mc
Cillis squadron rnd the failure of the
Eagle to communicate that message
about signals werj directly responsible
ior me- ueiay
The coast was pretty well occupied
Once or twice I saw cavalr but I
thought that shooting at -a solltarj caval
rjman was like shooting big guns at a
sparrow I thought it wiser tu
reserve ammunition for the squadron
which I thought was there I did every
thing pnctlcable or possible while I was
there I did all coaling that wis practi
cable or Kjsslble Wo had a good many
accidents of which no mention has been
made The Merrlmac had several holes
punched In Tier but we managed later
with more experience to do a little better
than we did at first
Vessels with projecting snonsons al-
wajs Interfered with coaling I remember
one of the slx pounder guns of the Brook
lj n was bent by coming In contact with
one of those colliers We had to be a
little more careful than we would have
been had we had smooth water In other
words the problem presented to me was
to solve the problem that had confronted
the navies of the world for thirt ears
I think we solved It reasonably welL
Tlie Aduln Delnycd
The fact that the Adula did not come
out on the night of the 2 lth was almost
conclusive to me that she had been detain
ed b the Spaniards On the morning of the
24th McCalla came In He brought with
him the Vixen and trie Eagle McCalla re
ported to me that he was pretty short of
Admiral Schley then told of how Mc
Calla had asked If he had seen any sig
nals and on learning of the light dis
played ashore had told of the secret ar
rangements with the insurgents
I said continued Admiral Schle
why wasnt this communicated to me
But that he dldn t know of course and
I tod him to go ahead and communi
cate with the insurgents Meantime the
Vixen got under the lee of the Brookln
and got athwart her hawser and 1
thought that she disabled one of her 6
inch cuns but Captain Cook who was
alwavs alert and I never met an officer
who was alwas so ready and who han
dled a ship so well prevented this bv
quick action IX was a imie late ana
we were obliged to dismount one of the
Vixens C lnch guns and remount It
Captain McCalla sent uacK Tor some
stores and dynamite for the insurgents
and was delayed In reporting bj this
But he sent back the Eagle to report
that the enemy was not in Clenfuegos
I think that came to us about 4 oclock
Of course preliminary to going there
were to be despatches written and pre
liminaries made I dont remember
whether the despatch to the Secretar
was In cipher or plain English but it
took an hour to write these things and
I thli k we finally got under way between
7 and 8 oclock 1 dldn t care whether
the cnemv saw our signals or not I was
told to mask m movements but I am
quite sure that the distance we stood
from the preliminary formation to the
place where we took our course of de
parture eastward was outside a dis
tance at which our direction could Le
seen AVhllo with the North Atlantic
Squadron we made experiments and
fnjpd that six and one hilf milts was
the limit of the visibility of the adl03
klgnals and that at eight milts they all
ran together so thit I dldn t believe the
signals we made were really -visible from
th shore
As we got out of the cover of the land
the breeze freshened up with rain and it
wus squall I recollect going once or
twice to the porthole where I could ice
the work of replacing the Ixen s Kun
and the spraj came In The squadron
started then with the Brookljn leading
the Massachusetts following and the
Iowa and Texas In the main line The
other column to the right as composed
of the Marblehead Vixen and IUtglo and
the collier Merrimac was on raj weutlur
The weather was bad The Marble
head bad a boom carried away by the
seas The Vixen took si as over her bows
and Injured a man and the Eagle filled
one of her compartments with water The
ships constantly dropped astern apd I
remember ou one occasion I think on
the Alh the Merrimac signaled a dis
arrangement of her engines and I re
member but do not recall whtther it was
on the Stli or ICth a sail passed to the
south of us Mcilla recommended that
she be overhiultd and I nlvvajs thought
until the other daj that bhe had b en
CoillltiK Not IOSKllllc
Coaling In the d iy at that time would
have been absolutely Impossible I
watched the sea perhaps more than anj
body Ise and was watching for an op
portunity to lake advantage of coaling
On the 2Cth the sea was still rough for
small vessels but moderate 1 toward
night The Eagle had signaled that nhe
was short of coil and I called her along
side on the Sfith and told Southcrland to
go to Kingston for coal He uld not pro
tect against leav Ing the squadron he did
not insist on coalli g his ship bee mse
that would hive been absurd His bhlp
was plunging around a gnu deal lie
regretted as I did tint he had to have
the squadron but It was utterlj
that b ask to be pirmltted to eoal
Admiral faehlcj s story of the t trorade
movement was as follows
I had gone to sleep In the aftirnoon
as I had tried to do on otlur occasions
when opportunltj offered I wis Just on
tho point of turning to the uoitliward
when wo discovered ne smoki but not
hi lng certain that the cou were off San
tiago bec iUKe mj orX r 1 well as the
information of the roinm inder In chief
was not certain upon tint point mv pur
pose in delaying tilt morning waN In or
der that I might pick up the Scorpion
which I expected back on the 21th or Jotli
ind that was the suggestion But we
can in ike a reat many suggestions and
bay a great many things and then we are
privllegtd 10 do othirwlse
I was o i the south side of course
I was not In communication with the
of communicating If that was known
elsewhere I shouid hive known it also
was acting In an intlrtly lmuindtnt
capacity I might almost sav I cuuld not
lie reichid by telegraph My proposed
artlons had to be govt rued largely by
guessing and sometimes I might gi ss
ijciil aim Kuiiicuiucs I iiiiKiii Kiiess wrong
olieetiun Is iilrtiost vivid enough tB de
scribe the rig in which he came I recol
lect distinctly that he had on rubber boots
and an old blockade cap such a cap as
all wore and an ordlnar blouse suit
1 WaS Vfn Il iil l i him n h wns
to Clenfuegos ome time about 8 o ciock glad to meet me 1 met him at the gang
In the morning and the Adula did not get j ifofc J anj thing as to that
interview i want in ne ihm in nut
Captain SHiralA la nnnhle nf
stating what he knows to be untrue In
iiiii insi ince 1 think his recollection is at
fault not his veracity
1 still to him Ciptaln have jou got
the Dons He replied No 1 have been
n vcrj close I do not knov he said
but thev are not lere thiv are nnt
wlnt 1 was golrg to do I think Mr puried here
i saiu nave any of the other vessels
seen them the Yale or the Minneapolis
He said- No the haven t they have
unsuieu ine ot mat
That was the nvmranrn I hud from
such men as Wise Jewell and Slgsbce I
do not believe hnj 6f these men would
misstate the truthi They did not com
municate the truth to me Hut I assumed
that Captain blgsbeo had communicated
with Pilot Nunez and had had his as
surance that Hig Spanish ships were not
ill Santiago Harbor
Nunez was aboard and I held a con
versation In Spanish- Among other things
I said to Nunra What do you think of
the report that these people are not here
He replied 1 donot believe that thcy
nre hero at alio The channel way Is very
nnrrow and the buoys have all been re
moved the turns have to be made very
quickly and the chinnel aside from that
Is very He said that It they
had a tug with a verj favorable day
most favorablej perfectly smooth water
and no sea thei might get In but he did
not believe thev cotflil otherwise I asked
him how long he had been piloting there
1 think he 3aidi sixteen or eighteen ears
So he was perfectly confident as a pilot
and we subsequently found that what he
said about the harbor was perfectly true
He was a very competent pilot his serv
ices to us were Invaluable
After this conversation Captain Sigs
bee went on lward My habit In life not
only when in principal command of a
squadron but also In command ot a ship
was to assume the responsibility and ven
ture the censure of any movement that I
tnougnt justineu Dut l was never wining
under any circumstances to be a partici
pant In glories that I had not assisted to
That was the general principle on
which 1 acted I did not call any coun
cil of war lhe Information which these
people gave me led me to Infer that the
telegraphic communication alluded to
was precisely that which was tele
graphed from Cadiz that the squadron
had returned If any of us at any time
made any mistakes during the campaign
of Santiago or elsewhere It was In sup
posing that the Spaniards would ever
uo vne rignt tning at ine ngne time
That being the cise I then determined
that a move eastward would be unwise
in that I knew that Admiral Samp3on
would have moved to the eastward of
Havana It would not have been wise
for me to uncover Santiago
Just at that time as we approached on
the cvenng of the 2th the harbor ot San
tiago the collier Merrimac which had
been -sent to meet us broke down I de
termined therefore that an unmanagea
ble collier was not a very profitable thing
to have with the squadron so I first de
termined to send her to Kev West with
the Yale But before that It occurred to me
that If she did that and were overtaken
we would probably be out a cdlller and
the Spaniards as they were outside would
be in so much coal Without taking Into
consideration any special speed of live to
twelve knots I placed them at their low
est and highest and considering tint the
squadron in Its field of endurance was
equal only to Its weakest manner Just
as the speed of a fleet depends upon that
of the slowest vessel fit the licet I de
termined that It would be necessary to
equalize the speed as nearly as we could
In order to be effective as a unit That
determined the westward movement
The telegram which I sent to the Hon
orable Secretary of the Navy did not re
fer only to the battleships but referred to
the entire squadron Ve had at that time
ten ships In the squadron seven of which
were short of coal There were the aux
iliaries and the Marblehead and perhaps
the Texas The amount of coal reported
by me I think should hav called atten
tion to that fact and shouid have accen
tuated It
It has been testified to and shown I
think by almost every qne who has had
any command during a war In which
Urge responsibilities were Involved that
It would have lie n unwise to consider his
own capabilities alone We could not as
sume that the enemy t ere going to chase
our way It w tur probable we would go
toward tnem wnicrt would nave necn
either to FortiJ Rico or among the inter
mediate Islands to Martinique
iJe Hiintrll Anrr lcicleil
On the 27th the Harvard arrived with
a despatch from the Secretary of the
Navy Informing me that all possible In
formation indicated the presence of the
Spanish squadron It did not say that
the Spanish squadron was In Santiago
Captain Cotton says ho delivered the de
spatch to me and Admiral Sampson
stating that It wasi not there That de
spatch never reached me I never saw it
never heard of It until the other day If
It ever was delivered to me it should have
been found among my papers I knuw
it was not deliveredito me for the reason
that a despatch of that character would
have burned itself Indelibly Into mj mind
Captain Cotton did riot communicate It to
me so 1 think hia recollection Is at fault
not his veracity becautio 1 do not believe
he would state anything fake Neither
my flag lieutenant nor secretar can re
membtr that despatch or that they ever
saw It
-1 want to go back for a moment to
Cbnfuegos if 1 do not tire you Iherc
wan another conversation which Captain
McCalla said he had with me Cantam
belongs to the same category
a man who would not sav what he oid
not think or believe But he aid not re
peat all the conversation For example
lie did not state that his advice was tnat
th only point on that coast where we
could coal was the coast cf Halt I do
not re nember any conversation about go
ing buck to Key West to coal lhat I do
not recall At the same time I do not be
ll ve he would state what was not the
fact 1 think tint is his mist ike
After my despatch was sent and we
had coaled in view of the telegram from
the Secretary of the Navy and of my
reply If that rtply is not on the ncord
1 would like to put It in in the terms 1
s nt It 1 give it to Captain Cotton in
English and asked him in turn It Into
cipher and It vas confirmed afterward
in a letter to the Department which was
received and the despatch is present
here from the Department The despatch
from the Dipartment differs essentially
from the one 1 sent I merely wanteu
to stat lo the Court that those were the
circumstances under whicn It was sent
1 do not bdfevu for one moment tint
in the translation of It then was any In
tentiou whatever to mutilate it By some
mi ins In the freedom of choice of vvords
In translating from cipher which vvords
arc 11 t ixactlv of the same
tlu dispatch did not get to the Depart
ment exactly as 1 Inltnded that u
Mr It lyner Suppose jou read tliat de
spiteh to which that was an answer and
if it contains any order which could
hue been disobeyed
Admiral Fehliy said the lust pirt of the
lcpit b would stem to indltate that In
the first pirt I was relied upon to aser
t tin tie- truth of It and 1 did ascertain It
lat r
Then agi In a cording to the despatch
the Information is that tivt oi six miles
wist of Siutlago we would have found
the Insurgents They were eighteen mills
wiit and it vius not until after the 1st
ot Jum that tncy moved up tbtlr position
to live or six miles after the sqiiulrm
h id eot thele
If he had gone then at the time we
got this despatch we would hive been In
Wl piubibllltv gobbled so thit that de
t patch wns misleading 1 do not meun
Intentionally but simply from inform i
tlon which was nut at that time cornet
Iy aiswer to th it despatch was deliv
rfd in Kngllsh and I now have In my
hind tin original with my signature and
with tin stamp of the Nuvy Department
if I thinlr the Court ltt ilr amle
dt i irtment by telegraph and I did not I rilloued the matter along and I think
know that we had secret agents In th it re id In tho llrflit of that order and
na i uiu not Know mere were iny means 4f tne fart nun me biu itinm uiu not re-
nrii in Kev West whatever may have
bfcn the intuition or purpose there was
id dl obedlenie of cnlers The Depart
mint loiked to me to establish a fnet of
which It was riot sure and we did est ib
llsli tint fact and without injury to any
Sir iuj ner iienu uwi p in oi your
Perhaps we are all liable to that Jlut Idespitch referring to it
after communicating I went to quarters
anu im igineti unit this mljht be the
enemy before I hul recognized these ves
sels as scouts the Mlnne otu the Yale
and the St Paul is tuey approclusl the
squadron Thty made themselves known
Ly numbers
There was then quite a little sea on
a good deil of movement I ri collet t
Captain Cook reporting to me on tin pas-
saiu over iimi ue nau never seen more
motion on the Brooklyn and that some of
thu In utecnutc were
Almiri it Is to bt
regretted thit the uepartments order
riiuld not be obevcih earnestly as we h ive
nil striven to that end Perhaps the
despatch Is ItJdly worded
Admiral Dewey here nnno meed that
t oclock the hour1 of adjournment was
at hand liurAdnlral Sehlty demurred
lii Inc I would like to finish tod iy
Admiral Dewey rcrnnrlnl oh
no you trinnct finish today and bring
ing lis gavel down declared the Court
adjoun ed
i r1 try ssir s0ri tsa ot w vt HI
t i s u Ba3 fi fe imra f aj 11
810-812-814-- 7St reef
Another o2
Our Marvelous
4 and 5 Silkwaists
a t fn for the balance of a lot
U of Womens Taffeta Silk
lSU Waists which formerly
sold for It and 3 exactly 19 of them
so you 11 have to make haste Splen
didly desirable style worthful in
quality and an Immense bargain at
1298 Raglans
45 f t f oday for the ultra
sPV Til stilish Itaglans with
s JyJ joke backs 100 loose and
tight flting styles with velvet collars
satin piped and lined with Romalno
Silk In all sizes J1J9S elsewhere
Felt Hats up to 75c
i fr tor a lot of odds and ends of
i Womens Beady -to-Wear Felt
y Hat which formerly sold up
75c Pompoms
for the fashionable Pompoms
In white black and all colors
the large full sort which are
sold everywhere for 75c
25c and 39c Dress Goods
j ard today for lot of plain
and plaid Dress Fabrics In
short lengths 31 and C6 Inches
8c Sheeting
yard today for lot of short
5r lengths of from 2fe to 10 yards of
sheeting 26 Inches wide and of
splenold quality
Substituted for Ir yiorRnn nt
V M C A Meeting Sunday
Dr T DeWltt Talmage Is announced
as the speaker at the Y M C A meet
ing for men In Columbia Theatre Sun
day afternoon at 4 oclock Dr Tal
mage had consented to address the meet
ing at a later date and when the news
came of the Illness of Rev Dr G Camp
bell Morgan who has been obliged to
indefinitely postpone his visit to Wash
ington Dr Talmagt was immediately
urged to fill the engagement
1ickt3 may be obtained at numerous
business houses throughout the city at
hotels b irber Shops and restaurants gen
erally Admission Is positively by ticktt
A 3lodel of the Iollce liont Present
ed to Mnjor jlv enter
When Major Sylvester returned to his
desk yesterday alter a two days fishing
trip lie found adorning the top of his
roll top desk an excellently executed
model of the police boat Vigilant Tie
model Is perfect in detail every portion
of the little vessel being reproduced to a
scale It was built by toliceman Russell
Deane who is detailed for duty on the
Vigilant and is one of the most valued
members of Its crew
Policcm in De ine has spent some months
on the building of the hip and has pre
sented it to Major Sy Iv ester Many ot the
visitors to the otllce of the Superintend
ent of the Police Corce yesterday admired
the beauty of the lines of the boat and
commended the patience and skill of the
man who constructed It
llilevCM Deposit Stolen Watch 111 n
lltllteiiiRiiM Cont
The police of the Anacostla sab station
are searching for two young men who
were under arrest Wednesday on suspi
cion of having stolen a watch valued at
23 from Mrs Maud Iorentz The mm
had been engiged In moving Mrs Lorentz
from 9J1 II Street northeast to Johnson
Street Aniro tIi When the loss was
discovered the men were Immediately
suspt eted hen arrested and searched
nothing was found In their possession
and they v ere released
That evening when Policeman W W
Andrews went home h found the miss
ing watch in tlie pocket of his citizens
coat which had been h inglng In the sta
tion near where the two men Ind Iteen
senttd before they wtre searched This
put a new light on the altalr An effort
is being made to locate the men
our II nil b in
Call u ml
Ilnrly Inter
A change from w irm to cold Is ilways
attended with mort danger than from a
coltl to a warm tempint ire hence the
ri iter mortilit from lung and throat
distases at this season of the year as
coinpired with spring
The best protection ag Inst colds is not
so much In extra clothing as In good di
If the digestion and circulation are
gooii colds v HI oe unknown
lnnr tllesllon ciuses lioor clrrnlntlnn
of tbe blood and when In this condition
severe colds are contricted on the slight
est provocation
Ieoplt who make a regtil ir practice of
tikirg Stuirts Dvsptpsli Tablets after
meals are free from colds simply be
finsf their iligt Htion Is perfect the heart
strong and regular anil the whole
tern loriiueii Hiimni ii-e-
It requires little argiment to convince
mv one tint th lst sife guard ag ilnst
colds pnemnoiil l tvl ch mies -of tem
perature is a good stomach
Stuarts Dvspepsla Tablets taten after
meals me tlsolied and mingled with
the food can - it to bo promptly digest
id and assiml it d they do this because
thev conta i i lung but harmless dlgts
tlve elerni hie h digest meat rggj
and nthca f d un v hen the stomach -self
Is w 1 II na id
Stuarts 1 I -d tbt make peo
pie well an I p t 1 1 well and the best
Inhlt you e in i i r i to keep dilly
use of thtm it n make the diges
tive organs strong J vigorous
1 J tJJ
c t S p -x c e
up to S20
Broadcloths Venetians Zlbellncs Pebble Cheviots and Cheviot Serges the
colors are black blue brown tans castors and Oxford the styles are single
and double breasted ntons blouse effects and tlBht flttlnsr effecjs The skirts
have the new graduated flounce Both plain tailor made Suits and satin or
taffeta silk trimmed
S10 Taffeta Silk Skirts
r f for the choice of a small
s0 SSB lot of Womens Taffeta
JJJ si k Skirts trimmed with
velvet and some tucked with ribbon
liillllnp all with graduated flounce
formerly sold for 10
Womens 55 Dress and Walk
ing Skirts
ff n tCi for Womens Walklnu
Jy U J Skirts made of a fine
I m y J quality all wool Melton
Cloth In black blue and Oxford grey
with fifteen rows of stltchlnff at the
bottomr are strap trimmed and have
welt seams they are full wide and in
every length and all sizes from 3S to
42 Also Womens Cheviot and Serge
Dress Skirts some trimmed with sat
insome with colored and tucked
flounces all full flounce and flare ef
75c and SI Untrimmed Felt
and Velvet Hats
for Ladles Jtlrses
Childrens Untrimmed Felt
Hats of nlaln nml rnniDl a
hair felt In black castor crcy brown
blue and red In ready-to-wear shanes
turbans toques shortbacks rolling
brims and fiats of all kinds for misses
and children also lot of Womens Velvet-covered
Hats In variety of shaps
including shortbacks in Mack and few
SI50 to 250 Ready-to-wear
r for Women and Sllsses
w gantly trlnmed Iteady toWear
Hats In shortbacks and roll
ing brims flat effects high low and
bell crowns some trimmed with polka
dot and some with Persian silks some
trimmed with velvet quills pompons
and breasts black castor grey blue
brown and red
Womens 4 and S5 Trimmed
s5 f O tor choice of a lot of
v UX Women a faslilonablv
yJ trimmed Hats a splendid
assortment of desirable shapes em
bracing all the new shades all the
now Ideas Hata which are sold else
where at it and to
Childs and Misses Soft Crown
Felt Hats
25 r
for Childrens and Misses
KolIIng brim Mexican Hats
of frood nualltv felt ind Tilth
trimmed felt brims in red royal cas
tor grey and brown
IOc Pillowcases
today for Muslin Pillow
cases with 2 inch rjems 41
by 26 Inches In size
139 Comforts
today for double bed Com
forts -with plain linings bright
Drettv patterns find filtl
with pure white cotton
98c Blankets
for lot of 11 quarter Elankets
with colored borders a heavy
A Jury Avvnrdu 3Irs Lnndrlgan a
Verdict foe 0rOO
In Circuit Court To 1 yesterday Mrs
Catherine I andrigan was awarded 6 500
in her suit against the Philadelphia Wil
mington and Baltimore Railroad Com
pany and the Baltimore and Potomac
Railroad Company to recover damages
aiie gea io nave accrued on account of the
death of her husband Thomas J Landri
gan This was the second time Mrs
Iandrignn was awarded damages by a
Jury In the Supreme Court of the District
The first time the case was tried she was
giv en a verdict for 750n
Landrigan was killed at the New Jersey
Avenue yards of the defendant companies
in this city about two years ago ana
Mrs Landrigan sued as executrix of his
it is stated that the railroad company
will take the case to the Cnited States
Supreme Court oa appeal on points of
3Irs Injiif Claimed to Solicit Aim
for n Sick Woman
A case of unusual Interest and decided
ly complicated will be given a hearing In
Police Court this morning when Mrs
Jeannette Payne an elderly worn in will
be arraigned on a charge of vagrancy
preferrtd against her by Policeman
Gouldman or the Tenth precinct Mrs
Payne a woman of more than ordinary
education and refinement was arrested
shortly after I o clock yesterday after
noon while engaged in soliciting aid for
in aged woman whom she represented as
being confined in a local hospital
Phe was taken Into custody by Police
man Gouldman on Fourteenth Street
nearColumbli Road and escorted to the
Tenth precinct station After a confer-
I III H tilth TlMlronnnt Ionfii 1 is o t
cided for some unkncun reason to pre-
itr i cnarge or agrancy agtlnst ner in
stiad of charging her with obtaining
nioner under raise pretences
0 cr n rarfH Imprisonment for
11iriMinrf n Uriel
tt illlam Johnson colored was sen
tenced by Judge Kimball In the PoIce
Court yestcrdnj to sere cKtn months
and twmt nine dm In the District jIl
for assault and lo scre thlrtj days in
the vorkhouse for disorderly conduct
Johnson It uis alleged got into a dis
pute with iMtrlck Kellfher about twentj
fie jfarb of age in a saloon in Grge
town AVedneduy nisht after which he
went outside When Ktlllher came out
h attacked him with a briee knocking
him down and cutting a blqr gash In his
head KelHh r had to be taken to a hos
pital wherp it required setn stitches to
close the wound
Johnon calmed In court that Keluher
and another man who works in i brew
tr followed 1 Im with th intention of
beating him and that he used the brick
to protect himself
12r to Iinltininrt mill Ilitltni in
Saturdji ami sundoi October 28 ami 27
3i iitni
nnin nTt nmuTT Pltl TX
on uut 6 lf01 I y lhe Rev Dr U Iuh u II-
Claim IRrllHtlCH 111 Wl L HOOF IST rf I
ttadiliwrnn and MJ 10LETT OLR V
of ci Haven Conn
niii i
VcVUIUn On Thursday October I Ijlll at
Isnchlmre a h Mil- MclSlH fi rm
erly rf jvlunston 1 C diuglitir o Thomas J
jnl the Lit Mars Iron Shea
Intcrmelt at Ljnehbur la rnuaj ivto e
I 1 ll
j los nscles pipers please copy I
If on trouble with your hms rou
Jiould UU FMLLSIOV Dont stop be
cause the wcatlitr Is warm take emaller dosn
but continue it otherwise you w 1 luc our
jircn0th and may not regain it
free with
1 1
l ix era y
Green Ticket Sales
You know what to expect and you are nevsr disappointed Today we shill have ready a
spread of bargains such as you have never before been offered and they will be all the more import
ant because they are bargains in sjasonablc and desirable things
Womens Suits Immense VaSues
Q EA or Suts worth
ODll untoSIa
ft1A CA for Suits worth
10c Gird I2c Flanelette
CC rar1 ortar for lot of snort
lengths of Colored Klannniii
extra heavy grade and In 3
k imiierns ana colors lorr
waists and wrappers
6c Cambric
jard today for colored
Dress Cambric the regnlarSc
and Cc quality
yrl today for lot of col
ored Outlnz Klannel In nri
stripes figures etc In pink
red etc the 9c grade
nfl y for Iot of
flnUn White Cambric a grade
which sells usually for Sc yard
75c Flanelette Gowns
4AC iry for colored
fly Hanneletto Gowns In largf
- and small striped effects ex
tra gooo width and length made with
bishop sleeves 73c values
Childs Coats
today for lot of rhit
dren s plain cloth auto-
mnhlle rtnta wltt tl
collars with double row of pearl but
tons In tan red and navj sizes 2 to
8 years
39 r
Childs 150 Coats
if today for lot of all wool
wlih cudcs trimmed with An
gora fur Jl Co aluea
25c Ribbed Vests
today for Iot of womens
heavy ribbed vests and pants
vests finished with nenri hut-
tons and ribbon tape
150 Waists
today for lot of womens
all wool flannel waists with
fronts trltnmwt with hm
stitched pleats and herringbone stitch
ing In old rose green red blue navy
black and brown
59c Flannelette Waists
today for Iot of odds and
kwmu iu tt HIUCICUD
Walst9 In tints fimirf tmT
ring patterns in all coiors trimmed
with brass buttons
25c Extracts
ounce today for pure ex
tracts in all good and lasting
odors such l wht rna
jockey club violet hello etc bring
Usual 5c Soaps
cakes for 10c today for best
3 made toilet soaps In witch ha
zel lilac wild rose Florida wa
ter etc
Savings and Trust Company of the District of Co
lumbia Washington D- C Oct6br 21 1MU U
a meeting of tbe board of direvtors held this cUjr
the following minute was unanimously adopted
We wish to add our tribute to the many that
hare been paid to the memory of the late Hon
Jeremiah M UiLion which bear striking testi
mony to hut statesmanship his conspicuous Ie9al
attainments his untirln devotion to the inter
ests of Kj client and bis wiae judgment ws Sam
oa I matters
Toward us he bore the relation of associate and
friend and as such we shall best remember him
Engrossed as he was with the activities of life
he cTfer found time for a friendly word and food
conn wl THOMAS It JONES President
AmFRT L STtRTEV T Secretary
By rirtue of a decree pas d by the Suprene
Court of the District of Columbia In a caac
therein pend ag known as Rrtmier eC al Tt
Hscher et al 2281 in fcquitj Docket 31
the undersigned trustee wilt sell at pubic auc
tion in front of the premise on SITLKIDT
3 OCLOCK P M all that parcel of land sit
uate in the city of Washington In the Dis
trict of Cblumbia known as Iot lettered A
in William Walkers subdirision of lots in stpure
numbered three hundred and serenty sbr 37C
as said subdivision i3 recorded in Boole B
197 in the office of the Surveyor of said Dis
trict together with tbe improvements cciwUt
of a Lnclc building numbered 903 G Street
Terms of sale One third of the purchase money
to be paid in cash and the balance in two
equal inta1lmrts at one ant two years from
the day of sale bearing legal interest and se
cured by the promiory notes of the purchas
er and a deed of trust on the premises sold or
all cah at the purchasers option Taxes paid
to day of sale Revenu stamps conveyancing
and recording at cost of purchaser A deposit
of 500 to be made at the time of sale and
terms of sale to be compiled with within ten
days from day ot sale or deposit may be for
Office 511 Seventh street Zvorthweat
FUbiJud 1S7 Uir nt Sjtt
fct boarding anj daj frltuol for cirl ami joub
ladies primary rorcniereial ami rollrxr pre
paratory courses music and art eaea rejrjined
Menda September 16 1J01 tor further partica
ara aloTrs MsTEIt SI Al CUbTA Supt iof
yi7 1 t mv car line
Jllle V PltLI HOMME S rupih bare rreat ad
vantages tor learning to pronounc Frenih we I
apeak read understand Free trial Icapon 10 Tf
a m 30 p ra 6 SO p m e23 5
rPEI5T sTE NOGRUIlERS Ruaranteed vritl
from FORT TO S1T DUS wort White
abortband strrplest tuttrm ex ant ercnln
clses individual Instruction Call at 312 K
Capitol st Apartment 21 after October 30
after G p m 7lra
11 ruiic
CuilertnUer Ulitl Uniliallitrr
40 I St W
Erervtliins strictly arstclaa on tbe most rra
enable term
Telephone call Main 311
j am ii i im iin
lnilelnlfr ii
S32 Tenn Ive V M Washington D C
our choice of a fine
of Imported and Domestte
II ack Goodi Well tutor em
uerfecth 15 values
505 507 7tS St

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