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Mr Jerome Gives Warning Ile
gnrtlitu a Certain Transaction
Declare He Ilnx roe for Ills Life
nm Tlint He 1h Well Informed
Ann ik r the Teiielerlolu Wurilmcn
1hc1 Miepard Hcplic to Mr Uluch
NEW YORK Oct 29 At a meeting In
Conrad Steins Garden on West rift -seventh
Street tonight Justice Jerome
made some remarks which were I erhaps
the most significant he has made through
out the campaign A little oratorical
flight of the chairman of the meeting gave
Justice Jerome his cue The chairman told
about the monument to Nathan Hale In
City Hall Park and after repealing Hales
last vords said
If Justice Jerome should lose his life
in this fight I know that his last words
would be that he regretted that he had
but one life to lose tor his cits
Then Justice Jerome got up He said
as a preliminary to his add rss
As far as losing lfe is concerned I
want to bay right now and I hope the
newspaper bojs will get It so that It
may be understood bj those who appar
ently do not understand the extent ot my
Information that 1 am perfectly cognizant
of the transactions that hae taken place
between Edward Glennon and Mr Devan
ney of the Nineteenth precinct and a cer
tain gentleman named Blink McCovern
and all that crowd there Now as far as
losing my life Is concerned 1 value it
very much and hae a great deal more
use lor It I hope jou will put me in
olllce so that I can use it In jour business
too and then I think jou will see that it
was worth saving
We know Its w orth sa ins judge
jelled the crowd Well protect jou
well elect jou
After this meeting the reporters asked
Justice Jerome what he meant by the
hint at a conspiracy on the part of the
uenuenoln warumen anu mink jicuov
cra He replied that he had said all that
be could on that point in his speech
Edward 11 Shepard made a speech to
night at Carnegie Hall bo did John B
Stanchfield who was the Democratic
candidate for Governor last fall Both
Mr Shepard and Mr Stanchlleld had
much to saj about and against
Black who spoke from the same
platform In the interests of Seth Low on
Monday night and called Mr Shepard a
man In stocking feet who was put into
the window of an honest mans house by
the gang outside because If caught he
w ould look innocent and new to the busi
Mr Blacks speech seemed to have dis
pleased Mr Shepard and Mr Stanchlleld
ery much Besides assailing
Black quite vigorouslj Mr Shepard
denleu that he was sixty jcars oid as
Mr Black has Intimated and asserted
that by theTrovisIona of the new charter
he would be perfectly able to be the w hole
government of the city no matter how
bad his associates In oflice were Ho
poked tun at the SteeMcrs and assailed
John C Shechan and Jacob A Canton by
wSy of answering the repeated enquiries
Mr Low has made as to Mr Shepards
opinion of I rromme and Henri W
Tinger and said that he would throw out
of oflice any Tammany Hall leader who I
was caught at any dirty work oven
though by so doing he did disintegrate
Tammanj Hall i
Theodore W Myers presided at tne
meeting which was held under the aus 1-
ces of the Business Mens Democratic
Municipal Association B the time the
list of vice presidents had been read men
were standing three deep at the back of I
the halL I
Mr Shepard made this statement with i
regard to the problem of what would be- i
come of the pledge not to use the powers
or ms oiiice to disintegrate lammany nan
if he found a crooked Tammany man at
To that 1 answer that if I am there
and a Tammany leader or a Wlllouglby
Street leader or any leader of my own
party in oflice Is corrupt or Inefficient
and If he is not sincerely lojai to his
duty under the powers of the major I
make a vacancj there at the first moment-
Now let me ask Mr Low a ques
tion of mine Even in Tammany Hall
there may be some remnant of virtue
Suppose by poslbility among those
dozens of Tammany leaders or heads of
bureaus or departments It wont do to
imagine more than one President Low
tells u but Imagine one who Is faithful
and honest and respected but has that
chocking misfortune to lie a Tammany
leader Imagine him at the head of the
department President Low and Imagine
jourself major will jou retain hlra be
cause he Is honest and efficient although
be is a Tammany leader Answer mo
Killed After He Had Slain One o2
the Robber
EAST ST LOUIS Oct 29 W Brown
b special policeman emploj ed by the Van
dalla Railroad Company was shot and
killed by car thieves this afternoon after
having killed one of the robbers The
tragedj occurred at Forest Lawn three
miles Fouth of this city
Brown received information shortly af
ter noon that thieves were robbing the
cars of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad for
which line he had formerly been a spe
cial officer Boarding a switch engine he
hurried to the scene
Upon searching among the cars Brown
found blx tramps loaded with plunder He
demanded their surrender hut the rob
bers drew revolvers and began shooting
at him In an Instant he had his own
pistol out and returned the fire of the
men His first shot went through the
bead of one who fell dead Before Brown
could pull the trigger a second time a
bullet hit him In the chest and ho
rlunged forward alongside the man he
bad killed
Railroad men attracted by the firing
hurried to the scene and started In pur
suit of the fugitives capturing tvo
of them in East Carondolet Three othe s
got away and are supposed to havo
crossed over Into Missouri
Brown was forty liver yesars old nnd
leaves a widow and several children
Forest Lawn where the tragedy occur
red Is the place where several Mobile and
Ohio trains have been held up It Is five
miles from telephone or telegraph com
DetnilM Sold to lluvc llccn Arranged
Last April
larued tonight from the best authority
that the alimony in the Gebhard divorce
case was in reality settled before Geb
hard carre to South Dakota last Apill
According to this information he and
his wife mutually agreed to separate
some months before he thought of com
lng to Sioux Tails to obtain a divorce
nnd at that time he placed in the
hands of trustees In New York City a
certalnsum of money the exact amount
of which Is unknown thi Interest upon
which should be paid to Mrs Gebhard
during her life During the brief time
that Mre Gebhard was In Sioux Falls
last Saturday there were no money
transactions between her and Mr Geb
haid except the payment to her by him
of the J1C00 awarded to her by the court
to cover the costs of her trip to Sioux
Tails attorneys fees etc
Nothing whatever was done here In ref
erence to the question of alimony which
bears out the statement that this mat
ter was settled before Gebhard came to
Sioux Falls According to this same
the New York residence of the
Gebhard was not Included In the oll
monj as has leen reported Had It been
the deed would have gone on r cord pi lor
to last April when Giahard came to
South Dakota
X7Iynu Bulne Cullejre Stli uuil IC
Buiinco Shorthand TjpeKritlnz ja a Jtlt
lOO Doors 1 1 2 luck thick by
f Libbcy Co 6th sod N Y are
The Emperor flenches lie Ancient
Cniiitiil of Chliin
PEKING Oct 29 The Emperor has ar
rived at Honan fu the ancient Chinese
cipltil and has gien an audience for
the city officials
An Imperial post route has been estab
lished to Kilfeng fu to meet the require
ments of the Court during Its temporary
stay at that place The Chinese will not
act in the matter of meeting the competi
tion of foreign postoflices In China which
during the last jear has resulted In act
ie mutual rlvalrj but will maintain
their individual policj of extending their
pottul sen ice in all directions In the In
The proposed Japanese crvice up the
Xangtse Kiang to Chungking Is the onlv
action the foreigners hae taken In the
interior Sir Robert Hart director of the
imperial maritime customs Is pushing a
post route north from Hankow In ad
ince of the PkIng llinkow Railvvaj to
connect with Kalfeng fu
Dclarej nutl ICemp IlepitlMed Onlj
After ex ere Plrclitinu
LONDON Oct 29 General Lord Kitch
ener reports that General Methuen re
ort3 that the Boer commandants Dela
rey and Kemp attacked Vandonops col
umn on October 21 near the Great Ma
rten River The attack was made with
great determination nnd was repulsed
aft r severe fighting The Boers left for
tj dead on the field Including Comman
dant Oosterhujscn Two British officers
and twcntj slx men were killed and live
officers and lift men wounded The
Boers captured eight wagons
General Trench reports that the Boers
In the eastern part of Cape Colony con
tinue to avoid his columns
General Kitchener cables the War Oflice
from Pictcrla that since his last weeklj
report of October 21 74 Boers hav e been
killed 10 wounded 332 captured and there
have been 45 surrenders Lord Kitchener
also confirms the previous report of Gen
eral Bothas narrow escape from being
The lloer Lender AkuIu Elude the
PRETORIA Oct 29 Remingtons col
umn surprised the laager of Genera Bo
tha the Boer commander-in-chief
General Botha succeeded in making his
escape a few hundred jards In advance
of Remingtons men leaving his hat and
revolver behind Bothas papers were se
A Anturnllzeel American Expelled
for Evading xuiltur fcerv lee
BERLIN Oct 29 Joseph Herrings a
naturalized American who was war corre
spondent for the Staats Zeitung in Cuba
in 1S9S and who also acted in China last
jear for American Journals has received
notice cf hls expulsion from Prussia The
notice was first given out in July the
ground alleged being evasion of military
service In 1SS3 when he was sentenced to
a months Imprisonment after leaving the
This sentence was annulled by the
Bavarian Government in the amnesty of
1S9G but the Prussian police assert that
even if the amnesty holds good it onlj
cancelled the punishment and not the of
fence Mr Herrings lately received no
tice to quit Prussia before November 1
Trench Cabinet to Act In the Matter
of 31 Einpuln
PARIS Oct 20 It is said that the Cab
inet at Its meeting tomorrow will ratify
the concessions for rallwaj construction
made to M Empaln in return for his ad
vance of the to complete the con
struction of the Jlbutil rallwaj which
would otherwise fall under English in
M MIHernnil Declareit Bounties to
Meamer the Only Remedy
PARIS Oct 29 M Millerand Minister
of Commerce today Introduced In the
Chamber of Deputies a merchant shipping
bounties bill In reviewing the decline of
French shipping he contended that the
only remedy was to withdraw the boun
ties from sailing vessels and give them
to steamers
The bill would give Trench built vessels
a bounty of 227 francs per ton which
would be equivalent to rather more than
50 per cent on tne cost of construction
Deelnreel In ToUU Thnt Jnpun Him
ot Ailvunced Muuej
LONDON Oct 30 A despatch to the
Times from Tokyo says that the report
of a Japanese loan to Korea Is absolutely
Tlie AuHtrlnn Government Propemen
to Place Extcnulve Order
VIENNA Oct 23 Speaking In the low
er house of the Relchsrath the Prime
Minister Dr Koerber said that In vir
tue of the reproductive works bill and the
budget estimates extensive orders had
been or would bo placed with the various
state departments to the value of 123030
000 kronen
This step Is taken with a view to re
lieving the prevailing Industrial depres
sion The Premier appealed to the house
to co operate with the Government
A Report That He Will on n
ROME Oct 29 -The Unite publishes
a version of the visit of the Duke
dAbruzz to the 1nlted States which Is
to the effect that he will take eoimnnnd
of a swift cruiser at the beginning of next
jear and make a fourteen months cruise
along the American coasts
Openliifr ejf Parliament Likely fo ile
XVIth Pull Ceremonial
LONDON Oct 29 The World states
that It Is probable that King Edward will
open Parliament on January 23 This will
be the first full state of the
Kings nlgn as the period of court
mourning terminates on the previous daj
which will be the of Queen
Victoria death
To feuceied ir John ln
LONDON Oft- 29 -Arthur Rlchinl
Jelf IC C has been appointed Judge of
the Kings bench division of the High
Court of Justice to succee d Sir John
who recentl retired
Safety Illejcle Inventor Dead
LONTON Oct 29 3 K the
Inventor of the safety blcjde died at
Coventry- todaj
orfolk A XVnublneton Vtcnmlioat Co
Dcllihtful trips Sally t SO p rn from toot
Tth it to Old Point Jiorfoll Virginia Uueh
ind Newport cJ General Tlcttt Office Horn
Dldg Hill t and X Y ave Ilione naxj
IS inch ltrlclit Board ljtl50 per IOO
ftct at Cth and K Y avc
sHuf If JL
Danger From Kate Kiots Over at
Live Oak Church La
Local Sheriff lclcKraphN That
Tiooiin Will t Ile eedeel Tin
True Mary of the Battle lletnecn
NiKrucn and the 1OHne on Monday
NEW ORLEANS Oct 29 Governor
Heard received a teltgram from Sheriff
Simmons of Washington today an
nouncing that the trouble In that parish
was over that ho was In control und
able to preserve peace and order and that
the troops he had asked for were not
needed The First Louisiana Cavnlrj and
the Louisiana Field Artillery which were
under arms ready to leave for Balltown
today were accordingly relieved from
The truth as to the affair Is at last
coming out Live Oak Church
where the riot occurred Is a
part of the Balltown settlement
the negro quarter and onlj two
miles from Balls store It is twenty miles
from the nearest town or telegraph sta
tion The news that came through jes
terday was brought mainly by refugees
who left the scene of trouble during the
excitement and who were so badly fright
ened that they did not know what had
occurred A large number of ne
groes took refuge at Lumbcrton Miss
which Is Just across the Pearl River from
Balltown and some lied to Marlon Coun
tj They Eeemed frightened to death
could not give coherent stories and as a
general thing did not tell the truth Henco
the confusion as to the news The facts
as now brought out are as follows-
A negro camp meeting was held at Live
Oak Church beginning on Sunday pre
sided over b the Rev John Connelly and
the Rev William Duncan There were
about 500 negroeb present a majority of
them being trom the turpentine orchards
along Pearl River and the lumber mills
at Lumberton and Booth The conserva
tive white citizens had advised the ne
groes against holding a camp meeting
because or the bitterness which existed
growing out of the burning of the negro
Bill Morris on The whites
were bitter because of Morris crime the
negroes because of his Ijnchlng
In spite of this advice the camp meet
ing was held it developed a vcrj uglj
feeling The Rev John Connellj devoted
his sermon on Sunday morning to a de
nunciation of the ljnching and burning of
Morris and declared that such things
must cease and that his congregation
should stop them Next to the church
was a restaurant and barroom operated
In a small shanty by a negro named Jo
seph Crealot a worker In the turpentine
orchard at Booth Ia and a recent Im
migrant to tnat section irom Aiaoama
It is said that a great deal of whisky was
drunk in the Crealot barroom and that
some of the negroes were more or less In
toxicated and Indulged In denunciations
and threats against the whites
They evidently expected trouble for
manj were armed with shotguns and
other weapons but whether thej came to
th camp meeting so armed or armed
thmselves afterward Is unknown Somo
of the guns were stored In the chuich
some in the Crealot restaurant The ser
mon preached b Connellj and the
threats of tin- negroes spread through the
neighborhood and caused some apprehen
sion among the whites who were afraid
that If the negroes got drunk they might
start a race war The constable of the
ward therefore headed a party of thrty
flve armed white men who determined to
go to the camp meeting and break it up
on the ground thn Crealot was selling
whisky without a license A pOBse rode
to the camp meeting and marched Into
Crealots restaurant The owner refused
to show a license or to submit to arrest
The posse being threatened one of the
sheriffs fired This was a signal
for the negroes to respond and the posse
was fired on from several directions and
four white men Joe Seales Charles El
liott E II Thompson and Joseph Mc
Wllllams were killed or mortallj wound
ed The posse retreated from the restau
rant and as shooting was kept up from
It It was set on fire Joseph Crealot and
his son William Crealot were finally
driven out by the flames and shot by the
pose as thev rushed from the burning
building Crealots wife Julia his daugh
ter Josephine and another nego woman
and chllii whose names are unknown re
mained In the shanty rather than face
the mob and were burned to death
When the firing at the restaurant began
the Rev John Connelly came to the front
of the church armed with a musket He
was shot down and the mob which had
Increased In number to nearlj a hundred
turned their attention to the church fil
ing volley afier volley Into It and the
negroes broke at the first shot and made
for the woods In all directions Four of
them were killed in addition to Conrelly
In endeavoring to escape and a dozen
were wounded Several negroes were cap
tured among them Duncan while fleeing
from the church The shooting lasted
not over half an hour
There was no resistance on the part
of the negroes except at the Crealot res
taurant When the shooting was over
the vhltes ccllected the bodies of the
negroes and the prisoners were compelled
to dig graves in which to bury them The
prisoners were then turned loose and fled
to the Mississippi side of Pearl River
Several of them were publicly whipped at
The news of the shooting spread
through the neighboring county in a very
exaggerated form and resulted in somo
three or four hundred armed white men
gathering at Balltown Sheriff of
Peary River Count v Miss sent a squad
of deputies to assist In preserving the
peace Sheriff Brnnton of M irlon County
Miss nlso came llh a force ef deputies
and Sheriff Simmons of Washington
Parish La hastened from Frankllnton
with a confcerable force It was fenred
that the friends of the white men who
had been killed would demand rigorous
punishment of the negroes and lldc Into
the negro settlements to secure revenge
The authorities report that the deaths
on account of the race troubles number
seventeen two whites Constable Joe
Seal and Charles Ellott and fifteen ne
groes elev tit men three women and one
This evening the Rev W Bennett Bap
tist minister and member of the leglsl 1
ture from Washington Parlsn got togeth
er seventj llve negroes at Live Oak
Church the scene of the shooting and ad
dressed them The netjioes announced
that thev would eck no revenge either
because of the Morris- Ivnchlng or the
shooting but would let the matter drop
The whites also announced that they
would not Interfere with or molest the
Pence Is restore 1 but a p isse under the
sheriff Is still patrolling the parish to
rrevent any new outbreak
ClreiiH Train Huum Into u TrelKht
eltr llatoll lteitlire
NEW ORLEANS Oct 13 rorepaiigh
c Sells Shows which left this citj last
night were wrecked bj running Into a
freight train one mile this side of
Rouge at noon tod ly
Four carloads of animal cages wen
wrecked Including a carload of elephants
None of the smaller animal cages wi
torn open but the elephants were turne
loose In the country
They were afterward corralled 111
driven Into Baton Rouge Thru- mer
were hurt
Gift Trom 1 II Itoekefeller
BERLIN Oct 29 John D Rockefeller
has given J10000 toward the fund for
building an American rhurch here The
fund neiw amounts to 30000 nnd work on
the building will begin at once
riniruc nt Ili erpeml
LIVERPOOL Oct 29 Two recent iues
tlonable deaths here have been officially
certified to have been caused bj bubonic
plague Three doubtful cases have btcn
UreHNril Common Lumber lllo per
100 fett by Frank LUiuey 4 Co
A Gnnir of Counterfeiters Arrested
in Throe Cities
NEW YORK Oct 29 Unlted States
Secret Service agents made arrests todaj
in three cities of members of a gang ot
counterfeiters who for a jear or more
have been floating counterfeit pennies
The counterfeiting plant Itself which up
to two months ngo was operated In the
attic of a house on Fulton Street Brook
ljn was seized in Boston and at the
same time William Welner and Israel
Usher both of whom formerly lived In
this cltj were arrested
In Brooklyn Michael Levlne a Jeweler
at 107 Osborne Street was arrested by
Secret Service men and locked up in Ray
mond Street Jail and Henry Lcrncr and
Rosa Lerner his daughter were arreotcd
In Baltimore The latter were both fugi
tives from justice having been under In
dictment here since last February Levlne
was held United States Commissioner
Morle In J5000 ball and Lerner and his
daughter by Unlteel States Commissioner
Shields under J500 ball each
Secret Service agents have been nt work
on the case for over a year but these
are the first arrests of any importance
The first clew to the gang was discovered
when In last Fannie Lerner the
twelvo j ear old daufrhter of Henry Ler
ner was arrested In a Chinese store in
Mott Street this city for attempting to
pass twenty five bad cents The klrl was
Indicted and pleaded guilty Sentence
upon her was suspended by Judge
The Investigation of her case however
leel to the Indictment of her father a
Jewelry peddler who lived at 111 Stanton
Street and his daughter Rosa Some time
ago It was learned they were In Balti
more but as they were wanted for pass
ing the coins only and not for making
them were not arrested until the
Secret Service men got the coiners
Agent W D Fljnn In charge of the
United States Secret Service In this city
considers the arrests of great Importance
W II Smith Returns to McKeesport
Breikcn In Tllnd
McKEESPORT Pa Oct 23 William
II Smith McKcesports missing tax colA
lector was brought home broken in
mind by his pastor the Rev J A Max
well of the Flrst Baptist Church Mr
Maxwell found Mr Smith at the postofllce
in Baltimore jesterday afternoon Mr
Maxwell arrived In Baltimore on Monday
mcrnlng and about 2 oclock went to
the jiostoflice where after a wait of
about half an hour ho found Smith who
enme to post a letterto his son In this
Mr Maxwell induced him to return to
thi cllj Smith had not tasted food since
he left here last Thursday and he was m
a pitiable condition It Is not likely that
any action will be taken against Smith
as he is gulltj of no particular crime ex
cept changing the assessments of a thou
sand or more citizens The cltj asses
sors say that Smiths corrections of as
sessment were right in cverj particular
Morally he did right although legally he
had no right to change any figures in his
books even though he knew them to be
The Smith family issued a statement
this morning lo the effect that any per
son believing he had been wronged by
the collector could makc known his
claim and It would itisfled in full
Governor Stone Honors the Ileeinlsl
tlon for the Slilro Brothers
HARRISBURG Pa Oct 29 Governor
Stone has honored the requisition of Gov
ernor Smith of Marylar for tho return
to tnat State of Mej er Sip- Bennett
Splro Emanuel J Splro P o Hart and
Benjamin Hart who are charged with
conspiracy to defraud certain firms in
Frederick Baltimore and New York
The Splros did a merchandise business
In Waynesboro Franklin Counts- ana
after jcars of business established a
credit On the strength of this thej se
cured manj thousands of dollars worth of
goods from wholesalo firms and then
failed On taking an account of stock
their creditors found verj few goods and
on Investigation it was ascertained that
great quantities of goods had been ship
ped to Baltimore where they were stored
for future use
The men were arrested in Waynesboro
and confined in the Chambersburg
Jail to be taken to Frederick Md for
trial Governor Stone was asked to honor
the requisition to which objection had
been made and after argument he de
cided to order the warrant to Issue The
Splros will go to Maryland for trial It
Is said the victims of the conspiracy num
ber nlneti two
The Governor has also honored tho
requisition of the Governor of Kansas for
Irving Blllman under arrest In Reading
charged with smbejyllng money in Leav
envvorth Blllman was a collector for a
business firm
Slurelered III Mepilnuehter nnd
Then Committed Suicide
ST LOFIS Oct 29 Henry Schroeder
of 3301 North Eleventh Street today kill
ed his stepdaughter
Katie Klrst nd after attempting to
murder his other stepchild Henry Klrst
aged eleven ho seni a bullet through his
own brain Death resulted Instantly
About 2 oclock in the afternoon
Schroeder returned from work To his
neighbors he announced that he was go
ing up to the Amtfc School a few blocks
from tho house to see his children Katie
and Henri Klrst -were playing about the
jnnl with the other pupils when the
father walked up to them
I want you to como home he said
I have something to tell ou
Taking little Jvatle by the arm he led
her from the jnrd and the boy followed
As they reached the house Schroeder ltd
the waj upstairs With the two children
hurried to the kitchen and drawing
Katie alongside of him pulled a revolver
from his poeket nnd fired The bullet
pierced the child h heart nnd she bank
on her knees to the floor Henrj as lie
saw his elster fall rushed from the
father who was levelinff the revolver a
seeond time
Mrs Kutherine Re decker grandmother
of tin children hearing Katies screams
hurried Into the room Schroeder push
ing the ageel wamin aside shot at the
boj the bullet grajlng his grandmothers
luid Henry nianiged to get the door
1 ien und nn to the porch scr aming
Tor help Schroeder followed quickly nnd
lireei mother Phot that went wide of the
fining bov
ti then re enjered the hoise and
sreteh p himself n oss the bed In the
iiildd e of the roon fired n bullet through
1 right tmpl Mrs Redecker said
Schroeder vvss jealous of the affectlon
shown the ehllurvn by their mother
A Temporal rj Preneli lolin
PARIS Oct ID The Government has
arnnged a temporary luan from the
fr neh banks to cover lt present wants
h banks will - upald from the funds
iid throuah the Chinese
10 ti IlulTnlo nnd Return la II V
O It It ec l u
TukiU good leav fn IVaAlungton 7 05 a in
arriving lluffalo 0 Id p in fame day Good to
return within 4tven data Tliroush parlor cars
Koutc vu Philadelphia thence lehigh allev
List cxeurtlon ro11 IWiblnalon
llooriiiir oul IJllT per IOO ft nnd
all S Inth face Lit bey i Co
Grows Wearisome in His Cross
aininitioii of Schley
Sir Sinj Inn Cnrefnllj Prepared In
terroKutorlcH Ised an n Bals for
Innumerable Question The Ap
Jillciint UildlKturlieil by the Tire
some Ordenl Little ProRrexK Made
I the JiiilKe Advocate The
lnc Llkelj to Last Some Time at
the Present Hntc Spcctnteri Leave
Tor almost four hours jesterday Ad
miral Schley was under the cross fire of
Captain Iemly at the Court of Enquiry
The Judge advocates Interrogatory shots
prepared at the Staj ton Crow nlnshleld
question factory however caused as
little harm as did the steel projectiles
fired by the Spaniards at the admirals
flagship Not once did the commander of
the Squadron turn In caitiff
Idght With remarkable patience he
withstood the long tedious questioning
the major portion of which had only the
most remote connection with the subjects
of the enquiry and a great deal of
had no bearing upon the points In the pre
cest whatever
It seemed to the spectators if not act
ually to the Court itself to be merely a
matter of phjslcai endurance Admiral
Schley had an answer or an explanation
for ejvery question with the exception o
some trivial things which It would be
impossible for cny man to remember af
ter a lapsS of so long a time to say noth
ing of a commander who had so many
other things to occupy his attention
Mr Rayner sat quietly by during the
entire day and let the Judge advocate run
on llko Tennj sons brook Onlj two or
three times did he interpose and then
it was not to throw a bowlder In the
course of the stream of questions but
rather to remove obstructions and make
more lucid some of the involved and per
plexlng questions
To the average observer it seemed that
the Judge advocate was picking flaws and
finding fault with every movement made
Admiral Schley during the entire cam
paign A great deal of the examination
was after this style You stated that
you did thus and so now why did you
not do this or that or something else
Again the questions were hypothetical
If such and such had been the case
what would jou have done what would
have happened This Is an example
Q If Cervera had been seen coming out
of Clenfuegos or going In from the sea
ward what would jou have done
A I guess we would have knocked
them out
Little ProsresH Mnde
A great deal of time was wasted in
reading signals already In evidence Tho
progress was vcrj slow The principal
points which the examination covered re
lated to the coaling question the retro
grade movement with some mention of
the blockades especially that before San
tiago The questioning was desultory
Captain Lemly again read from the ques
tions prepared by Mr Stayton and each
one of these afforded a base from which
numerous other minor Interrogatories di
verged When the adjournment was
taken yesterday it was surmised that the
Judge advocate had about approached the
matter of the rcconnolssance and a con
siderable portion of today will doubtless
be devoted to that If the cross-examination
proceeds no faster todaj than it
did and the daj before Admiral
Schley will be upon the stand two daj3
longer There was a fair sized audience
when the Court convened in the morning
but the proceedings had not advanced far
before more than half the seats were va
cated The examination wearied every
one unless perhaps It was a means of
recreation to the Judge advocate
Before the questioning of Admiral
Schlej was resumed the Judge advocate
addressed the Court In relation to admit
ting certain evidence as follows
Captain Lemlj If the Court please I
beg to have the chart containing a map
of the harbor of Santiago embodied as a
part of the evidence I beg further to an
nounce that It Is proposed with the assent
of counsel and with the consent of the
Court to make as part of the records
the signal records of the New York and
Brooklyn as shown by the books of the
New York May 18 and 19 and July 2 and
3 the Brooklyn May 13 to June 2 in
clusive and July 2 and 2 I think 18
and 13 is the time when the Flying Squad
ron was preparing to leave Key West
That was tho request of counsel I be
Mr Rayner I do not object to this nt
all although I have made no such re
Captain Lemlj July 2 and 3 are the day
before and the day of the battle This
record shows signals we have alrcadj re
ferrcil to I think all the signals of July
3 have been referred to In the evidence
and used in examining witnesses
Mr Rayner The signals are already In
I think That is the reason I do not ob
CroA Exn initiation Resumed
The cros examlnation of Admiral
Schley was then taken up Captain
as follows
Q Now admiral jou state that you
had a distinct recollection that the Eagle
passed within hail In the Yucatan Chan
nel and reported no news
A No sir I did not
Q Where was It
A The Eagle had passed Just after
wc had left Kej West on the morning
of the 19th and then communicated with
Q Then she had passed within hall
A Yes that Is my recollection
Q She reported no news
A Yes
Q Dont j ou think that In view of tho
fact that jour squadron was passing In
an opposite direction vou are In error
A No 1 do not think so
O Do j ou remember w hether she re
ported unj thing else or simply No
A Simplj No news
ij - Now jou state that on the night of
May 21 when the squadron was stopped
the Scnrplon was sent In as a piektt post
A Yes she was sent In ahead of the
Q Now I want to ask jou to state
about that and to look nt the Scorpions
log page 19 from midnight to i a m
A Von mean from midnight tola m
She wasnt necessarily In absolute touch
with us She was ahead
Q Do jou regard her as having served
as a picket boat
A I should say so jes
Q Was the bo it Inside of the fleet
A Yes she was drifting Inside of the
Q How far Insldp
A I should say about a mile although
I dont remember exactly
O Is tint report btrlctly in concert
with the entry In tho log
A I should say yes
luerlex on the Blockade
I Your bulletin stated that the Span
ish squadron had sailed from Sintlago
did it not
A 1es according to mj recollection
Q About how far was Santiago
at nny time Fortv - Ight h vurs did v ou
A That would depend entirely upon the
speed of the Miuaelron but giving it a
good range on the sea I should saj If
the sqtndron had been In condition twen
t j -five or twentj slx houre The
llest 0x2O MiliiKlex IjSUrO per 1000
at 6th ard N v nw
fiEhtlours that T fen ed to was a plan
that I had myself formed
Q r0X 8tate tnat the entrance of the
rrLof Clenfuegos was not practicable at
night Now would tho passage of forty
tight hours have thrown the Spanish
squadron In the hirbor after your own
squadron had arrived there
A I do not understand that It was a
forty-eight-hour trip for them I spoke
of that distance as being for ny squad
ron and not theirs
Q You say that the blockade was
maintained off Clenfuegos at a distance
of from three to four miles
A Yes
Q How was that distnnce determined
A Well It was my own calculation
The appearance of the surf and the land
seemed to Indicate that distance
Q That Is what jou referred to as a
four point bearing
A Yes
Q Did you ever plot the positions upon
the chart
A Only for my own Information Per
haps with pencil marks but entirely for
my own Information
Q They w ere not made then as a
matter of reccrd
A No
Q Now you say you maintained a
watch on deck remaining there nearly ev
ery night until after midnight so that no
Incident should escape jou and further
that scarcely anj incident escaped your
A Yes
Q Dldiou see a gunboat in the har
A I dont remember that I have an
indistinct recollection of seeing a mast
or the top of a pipe There was no ap
pearance of an auxiliary cruiser
Q My question referred to a gunboat
not an auxiliary cruiser
A I dont remember seeing anything
in the harbor other than a steam launch
Q I want jou to look at the log of the
Brooklyn for May 21 and see if It does
not appear that the vessels steamed in
during the morning watch
A Yes It appears that they did
Q Now how can you reconcile that with
your statement made on direct examina
tion that the current was sending you In
a oimpiy me iact tnat own recol
lection is that during the day and night
we uia ao so
Q You said that the blockading squad
ron was closer In by night than by dij
both at Clenfuegos and Santiago Is that
The Brooklyn Lojr
A I think that Is true
Captain Lemly referred to the remarks
found In the log of the Brooklyn for May
24 beaming in column until 630 when
stopped harbor entrance distant about
six miles
Q Is that correct
A Yes
Q Now look at May 23 4 to 8 a m
watch The course is steered 6 oclock
north by east 7 varied 8 varied
Admiral What distance does It
Captain The distance is not giv
en here but in the remarks of that same
watch at 520 it states Started ahead
slow steaming toward Clenfuegos and
6J5 stopped about three miles from en
trance to harbor
Admiral Schley read the remainder of
the log for that day The Judge advo
cate read further from the log of the
Brookljn for May 21 and then asked
Q Do these entries or do they not
show that the vessels steamed both in and
out on the Clenfuegos blockade and In
varying directions
A It does show that but it does not
show the distances
Q It shows the time of steaming
A Yes but unless we know precisely
what the speed was we cannot tell the
Q The speed was set by signals
A Tiiy Impression Is that it was It was
usually as slow as possible and that
would be perhaps three miles an hour
something like tnat
Q I want to ask jou If Cerveras fleet
had appeared first coming out of the
harbor of Clenfuegos or secondly com
ing in from the seaward what under
your instructions would have been done
A promptly I guess we would have
knocked them out
Q W hat were the Instructions
A The Instructions were to follow the
flag usually
Q How did you give this instruction
A I had given ft at Hampton Roads
before leaving for Key West
Q Was there any written Instruction
A No I do not see that the regulations
require that or custom
Q Well Is It not an unwritten law of
the navy at any rate that the vessels
of a squadron should follow the flag
A That depends upon circumstances
Q Do j ou not even In the v ery little
affairs of life follow the flag
A Yes there is no doubt about that-
Q How many boats did you see
stretched across the barber of Clenfucgoc
wben you got the Impression that mining
operations were going on
A Three or fo jr I Bhould say several
of them anywajv
Q Did an j one bring this matter to
jour attention or did you observe It your
A I do not recollect that anyone did
I saw- It mj self
The McCalln Memorandum
Q Are you quite sure that jou received
but one of the McCalla memoran
A I have not the slightest remem
brance of ever having received but one
copj and flag has been un
able to find but one among my papers
where it would have been if there had
been another I am quite sure that I
never saw but one
Q Do j ou think you can state specifi
cally in regard to any papers which jou
received at nnj time
A All of my pipers were put up In a
box and I do not think as far as I know
that there was a single paper left on
board the ship except perhaps some blue
Q And the second copy of the Dear
Schlev letter
A Yes that was put Into an envelop
and retained by accident as I explained
the other day
Q You ov erlooked did j ou not the
navy regulation directing flag officers to
send in their papers to the department
when thev hnve completed their service
until the department called jour atten
tion to if
A I eplalned th it the other day Mj
papers were all boxed up and bj mistake
thej were placed with my luggage and
taken with me to Porto Rico No I know
perfectly well that that is a regula
Q You stated that j ou knew the copj
of the memorandum accompanying order
No S and delivered by the Hawk was the
flrt one jou received and thnt jou rec
ognized It bv the marks upon the back
Did j ou receive two copies of that memo
A I think thre were two copies
Continuing the Judge advocate took up
the matter of the winds prevailing oft
Clenfuegos during the time the Fljlng
Squadron was there but the evidence up
on this point was mostlj too technical to
be interesting to the mind
CoiiIIuk lllflloultle Reported
Q Why did you on Mnj 23 the day
the Iowa coale d from the Merrlmac In
form Admiral Sampson Coaling off Clen
fuegos Is verj uncertain
A Flmplj on account of the sea
Q But jou did coal a battleship there
that day
A A e did coal a battleship that
Q Did jou In the same information to
Admiral Sampson Inform him that one of
the battleships had been coaleil on that
A after reading the despatch This
does not seem to state so
Q There Is no Information In that ee
spatch of May 24 that jou coaled a ship
j There seems to be none 1 have an
irdlstlnct recollection however that I ell I
so Inform him either by telegraph or
y Did vou not say that on account of
a short coal supplj jou could not eftect
ivtlv blockade the harbor of Santiago
A Ys
q Whj
A Simplj because It could not be done
y That was the eonaition
A YtK that was the condtion
Q What did jou mean In sajlng
Shall not be able to remain on the port
of Santiago on account of generally short
coal simply
A Well I think that all the vessels
fluent Poplar nnel Ujpresin In tavjrt
U jt in atock by F Llbbcy i Co
Price One Cent
were more or less short of their
nJiltfor a11 J any ervM In ar
onffffullPocVhUM D0re ttan
haHfnoT mre han 0ne
Uoabodutnthatlnk Wi nn5r
thTexaTabUt the Maa hu8etts and
tsnort1dftcoeaIMa8aChUSeUs wa a
QwC tloller whlh wan with the ves
sels had
or four thousand tons of
coal on board did she not
A Yes
notTTha IOWa g0t coaI thc ula he
nnrtSK thlnk he took tons on
and probably more
Let us sec the logs
tJhe IoYa ald on the 2M that she
was prepared to take coal The Massa
chusetts was given pennlsafon to coal
T s Texas said May we coal first
itlsifTtve nal These are the
ships that I have in mind as applying for
Departure From Cicnfneao
Q At what hour did you learn that the
Spanish fleet was not in Clnfuegos
A About 4 oclock on the 24th as near
ly as my recollection serves
Q At what hour did the Flying Squad
ron sail for Santiago
A My Impression Is that we formed
column somewhere between 5 and 6
oclock and stood oft on point of position
south by east and then stopped leaving
X a me irom or tne naroor
Q Look at tho records In the matter
A Yes the Information was secured I
think from Captain McCalla
Q Look at the records
A After looking at the records Yes
515 o clock that was made from data
given me by Captain McCalla The record
shows that at 515 oclock the Brooklyn
signaled to the fleet to form column
Q You made signals on leaving- Clen
fuegos did you not
A Yas
How do you remember whether It
was dark or not after the fleet got under
vnv ns stnrrt
A My recollection Is that It was dark
enough to read the Ardols or light signals
Up to what hour were these signals
A They appear to have been used up
to 925 p m
Q -You were ordered to mask your
movements were you not
A Yes that Is we were ordered to
mask If we proceeded in the daytime The
Idea was to mask the real direction as
much as possible Our signals could not
be read by anyone buf ourselves
Q You passed that nleht on the first
watch near enough to Trinidad to see
lights on shore did you not
A No I do not remember of seeing
any lights on shore I remember seeing
the reflection of lights upon the clouds
but could not see the lights themselves
y Look on page 229 of the Brooklyns
log last watch 8 p m to midnight
Passeel a cluster of lights about ten
miles distant apparently a village
That Is there is It not
A I see that but I repeat that I did
not see the lights Perhaps they may
have been seen
Q When you left Clenfuegos where
did you think the Spanish squadron was
A Well I dont exactly recollect what
impressions were at that time
Q Give mc your best Judgment In the
A Well according to the information
which came to me I supposed that If it
was not In Santiago it was somewhere in
the neighborhood
Q Did you give any special instruc
tions to your captains in regard to this
passage from Clenfuegos to Santiago
A No special Instructions only the or
dinary Instructions
Now about the Adula Do you know
that some time after being sighted she
was captured and condemned an a prize
A Well I dont know whetherlt was
the same vessel or not-
Q Admiral diet you saj in one of your
communications to the department that
the weather since leaving Key West was
A Yes I said that-
Vnrylnn AVenther Conditions
Q Now look at your log of the Brook
lyn and tell us whether it was boisterous
on the 19th
A This despatch w as sent on the 27th
on the 19th It was after we left that the
was not so boisterous
Q Was it boisterous on the 20th
A Only se far as the sea was con
cerned On the 22d It was smooth 23d
smooth and likewise on the 24thi and on
the dajs subsequent and up to the de
spatch varjing
Q Now j ou have stated that en route
the Eagle had her forward compartment
filled with water When did you first
know of it
A I dont reaiij remember Just when
the Information came to me
Q Can you state whether j ou had this
information at the time admiral
A I do not real remember
Q Is not jour memory clear on this
point as wll as on other points
A Yes my memory is clear My im
pression now is that Southerland said
something about It at the time
q Was it Tiy signal or otherwise
What I want to get at is whether it was
a part ot the information upon which
you acted In Bendingthe Eagle away
A No 1 think not
Q Havent jou said that jou have a
great dal of recollection and very little
Imagination jj
A Yes 1 Bb
Q You have said thatsyourjmemory is
better than Folgers -
A Yes
q Now I want to find out how you got
this information
A My recollection is that it was given
to me by cne of the officers
Q Did you not say that Southerland
signaled to the flagship that he was dan
gerously short of coal and had only about
a aaj s supp
A He came up under the quarter of the
flagship and reported I do not remember
whether It was bj signal or not that hla
coal supply was short
Q Did not the Eagle signal to jou be
fore she left Clenfuegos that she had
twentj -seven tons of coal on board The
Judge advocate consults Lieutenant
Ward Oh no that she had five days
coal supply and that in six hours she
could take enough for nine days
Admiral Schley consulted the Brooklyn 3
log book and Captain Lemly read from
the log of the Eagle
Brookljn to Eagle How many days
coal have wu steaming ten knots
Eagle tb Brookljn Five days could
take enough in six hours to last nine
Admiral Schlej That appears In ray log
as nine days steaming at ten knots
Captain Lemly admitted that tills was
correct although It was not so stated in
the log of the Eagle
Captain Lemlj then went Into the mat
ter of the condition of the barometer dur
ing the progress of the fleet from Clen
fuegos to Santiago and during the retro
grade movement nnd also 1 as to the force
at the wind but developed little or noth
ing which impaired Admiral Schleys de
fence or aided the Crownlnshield case
Its only evident effect was to weary the
Cq You state that in leaving your sta
tion vou did not disobey orders because
vou reiurntu iu juui -
ther instructions Am I right about that
A 1 sam mat
Lpon the receipt of your instruc
tions jou did nevertheless leave your
tin Hti vii not after the receipt of
thse Instructions
A les 1 euu anu lor l icnaun ino
that Captain who was a scout
or who commanded one of the scout boats
placed In front of the harbor declared that
he did not believe the squadron was there
second Eduard Nunez the Cuban pilot
stated that h did not believe that tho
squadron could enter that harbor and
thirel the despatch No 7 with the ac
companjing memorandum in which Ad
miral Sampson minimized the Importance
of this squadron being there and the fact
thit the department s telegram which
reached me on Mas J was so ambiguous
In its terms in authorizing me to coal at
Geinalves Baj or at Cape Cruz Gon
alves under clrcum tanccs b lng to
the east and knowing that Admiral
Sampson was at cy Francis tp the
northward it occurred to me that if the
p mlsh Meet was not at Santiago
the proper srateglr movement wnD to go
to the westward and not to the eastward
I was authorizes to goaa far tothe west a3
Cape Cruz provided coaling was neces
sarj and it was found practicable to coal
there These were the Influences under
which I acted and I felt that the move
ment westward wns the proper strategy
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