OCR Interpretation


Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 05, 1901, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn99021999/1901-10-05/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUE li), 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY aiOHNlNU. OCTOHKIt 5, 100.1-TW.13LV13 VACiJES.
Sr"NUL13 COVY riVJE CENTS.
CALLS FOR SAMPSON
Ichlej'i Chief Consul Demtndi That
Abiint Admiral Tutlfj.
MUST REVILW "DEAR SCHLEY" LETTER
Bajntr Thinks Iti Prsiint Forji Ooataim
Important Error.
SANTIAGO INTENDED TO READ CIENFUEGOS
Diipnttd Referenoi it to Fointi for the
Elcckadt.
EFFECTIVENESS OF GUNNERY TAKEN UP
Jtiinrr Hit ii 'In Mr Mmnlna That
'J'hlrl j -I'mir I'rr Cent nf Cpr
rcrn'n Wounds Wrre
IlrooUlyn's Work, (
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4. In the Schley
srvrI court ot lu'iulry Mr. Itayner, chief
of counsel for Admiral Schley, asked .Indus
Advocate Lcmly to summon Admiral Samp
hnn n: i witness In the case. The rcquent
grow out of n difference In tho coustruc
tlon of a sentence In Admlrnl Sampson's
Irtter to Commodore Schley, written froni
Key West. May 20. while Commodoro
Schley with tho flying squadron lay oft
Clcnfuegos. Thin l known as tho "I)ar
Bchley" letter and In It, ns printed In tho
V Navy department documents supplied to
the senate, tho admiral nald. after oxpross
Inn his opinion that notwithstanding the
report that the Spanish squudron was off
Santiago, It were better to contlnun to
blockade Clenfucgos nnd Havana, and "We
shall contlnuo to hold Havana and San
tiago until we rccolvo raoro positive li
fo. mat Ion."
During tho examination of Commander
Ttaymond r. Dodgers this dispatch was un
tier consideration, when Mr. Itayner ox
i pressed the opinion that the word "San
,4. tlngo" had bcon Inadvertently used by the
commander-ln-chlcf, assuming that ho
meant to uso tho word "Clcnfuegos." As
the document was printed there was a
parenthetical note, to which Admiral
S.chloy'H initial) wcro nttached, showing
that evidently tho wrong city had been
mentioned.
I.emly Concede .Votlilnu;.
Mr. Itayner asked Judge Advocate I.cmly
to make this concession, but the latter de
clined to do so, uaylng that he would pro
riuro the original of Admiral Sampson's
dispatch to prove that he had nald San
tiago. Then Mr. Itayner said: "I cannot
take that word Santiago to mean any
thing but Olenfuegos. It Is an Imputa
tion upon Commodore Schlpy and I cannot
permit It to rest without summoning the
nuthor of that dispatch," to which Cap
tain Lemly responded: "I have told you
tince before you can summon anyone you
please."
"Then," retorted Mr. Itayner, "summon
, Admlrnl Sninpaon.."
This occurred oul a short time before
the adjournment of court for the day
nnd was tho subject of more or less con
versation of an animated character after
tho day's work was concluded. Mr. Itayner
would only say that ho would insist on
the admiral being summoned, unless the
correction was conceded.
ItttKem DracrlheK Shell.
Tho afternoon session of tho
Schley court began with Captain
Jtodgers, executlvo officer of Iowa
during the sui'imer of 1898, still on tho
aland. He Mated In reply to questions
that ho wnM tho senior member of tho
i naval board of survey appointed by Ad
it jnlral Sampson to examine the wrecked
Spanish ships. Tho purpose ot this line
of examination was to bring out tho wit
ness' knowlcdgo concerning the effect of
Urooklyrt's gunnery In the battle of San
tiago July 3. Captain Itodgers stated that
Tlrooklyn wns lho only vessel that fired
five-Inch shells and Mr. Itayner said that
a rareful computation, based upon tho re
port of the board of survey, showed that
twelve' five-Inch shells had been found on
j the four Spanish vessels. He also pre
1 tented a statement showing tho number ot
Mells found on all the vessels of tho
Spanish fleet and the witness was 'asked to
utato tho percentage ot five-Inch sholls,
assuming the statement to he correct. Cap
tain Itodgers replied that the total number
of hits was thirty-five and that theroforo
the five-Inch shell hits constituted 34 per
cent of all the hits. Mr. Itayner said that
tho statement had bcon prepared by Ad
miral Schley. The witness also said he
knew that Tlrooklyn had eight-Inch guns,
but Mr. Itayner said tho admiral's com
putation was not Intended to cover that
feature. His only purpose was to make
the showing for flvc-lnrh guns, these being
u'nmlstukably Brooklyn's.
Naninsnn'a Instructions.
Cross-examined on tho dispatches carried
Yy Iowa. Captain Itodgors was asked If
the "Dear Schley's letter, dated at Key
Vest, May 20, U58, written by Admiral
Sampson, In which tho statement was made,
that "I am of tho opinion that our best
chanro of success tu capturing tho enemy's
hips will bo to hold Ctcntuegos and Ha
vana," was Included in these dispatches.
The witness replied that he had no knowl.
rdge what the envelope contained. While
the examination on this point was in
progress Mr. Kuyner read the letter, In
cluding tho following extract:
If, later it should develop that theao
vessels are ut Santiago, wo could then hh
emblo off Hint port Hie idilps best suited
for the purpose and completely blockude
Jt. Until we receive more positive Infor
mation wo shall proceed to Havana, mid
(Santiago,
Mr. Hayner remarked that he supposed
It would be considered that thu word "San
tiago" as given above wob a' mlntnke and
that It should be "OlonfuegoB." Captain
Lemly replied that he would make no such
concession and a tilt followed between
counsel concerning the accuracy of govern
ment publication. It closed with an un
derstanding that the original document
should be supplied tomorrow.
The court asked n number of questions
of Captain Itodgers, among others being one
ns to whether llrooklyu and TexaB had been
"a danger of n collision on July 3. The
witness replied that If thcro bad been anv
aurh danger ha had not seen tho two shins
at the time. He had seen the two vessels
early n the sngagement. but they were
then about a halt mile apart. Later he was
called below and If there had been such
danger It wnj at that time.
Hodgson nrenlla Sentry's Demand.
When Captain Itodgers was oxcused he
was followed by Lieutenant Commander
,Mhln C, Hodgson. He said that he had
leen navigator of Ilrnnklyn during the Span.
Iih war, and was on the bridge on the
(Continued on fourth raia.)
HODGSofr
Corrciiintptirp I'ulilUlipil Ciiiii-enilnit
Their Deported Cnnv crsntlnn Dur
ing llnttlc On 4nnlnKo.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1-Copies of corre
spondence botwecn Lieutenant Hodgson nnd
Admiral Schley during the period from
June 6, 18D3, to August 25, lt'Ol, were given
to tho press today with tho statement that
the correspondence will be submitted to
tho Schley court of Inquiry by Lieutenant
Hodgson while on the stand.
Most of It has already been published In
tho newspapers, although a part of It has
not been published heretofore.
On June 6, 1899, Admiral Schley wrote
Lieutenant Hodgson, enclosing an editorial
from the Now York Sun, alleging that n
colloquy bed occurred between Schiev and
Hodgson on the bridge of Hrooklyn during
the battle of Santiago, In the course of
which the admlr.il Is teportcd to have said.
"Damn Texas, let It look out for Itself."
In reply to Hodgson's remonstrance against
turning the ship to starboard. Character
izing this ns a "grotesque He," the mhtilr.il
naked Hodgson to "write your denial of thli
oft-repcatrd calumny."
June 8, Hodgson responded In a very long
letter, dateil at New York nnvy yard, deny
ing thRt he authorized the publication of
any conversation nnd making a long ex
planation of what he says occurred during
the battle,
Hodgson gives his explanation of the
turn. He tells nf the belief that existed
that the Spanish ships outclassed tho Amer
icans In speed and that In the flhicncc nf
New York, Hrooklyn wns tho only American
ship capable of preventing the cscnpn of
tho Spaniards should they pass the fire of
tho battleships. The Spanish torpedo boats
were also to be reckoned with. "There
fore." tays Hodgson, "nfler putting the
helm to starboard nnd to port once or twice
to counteract the efforts of Theresa and
Vlscaya to get Into closer action and ram
us, nnd after the leading Spanish ship had
renched Just n little abaft our port beam,
you decided to port the helm and turn
round In chafe to prevent the escape of any
of the Spanish vessels."
AYIiiiI IIoiIksoii AilvUeil.
Hodgson writes that he suggested that
Texns was off their atarbonrd beam nnd
thnt there was danger of running Into It
and getting right across Its lino of fire
nnd that Schley replied that Texas would
have to look out for that; that It wos Im
perative to got around Immediately, and
"that by turning to port you would get
m close to tho enemy that you would ex
pose yourself to attack from tho torpedo
boats, that a lucky shot or two by the
enemy might disable llrooklvn nnd that
ou did not propose to run such n risk
at that stage of the battle when It was so
unnecessary and when so much depended
on the speed of Hrooklyn."
Hodgson writes thnt ho thon suggested
backing tho starboard engine, "becnuso It
would shorten tho clrclo and give Toxas a
wider berth," and that Schley replied after
a pause: " 'No, because It would deadon our
speed of turning and you wish to get
around as quick ns possible.' For weeks
after the battle Captain Cook was under the
Impression that we had backed the utnr
board en.lnc."
Hodgson explains that. In making the
suggestion, ho wag discharging his duty
as tho navigator of the ship, charged, with
Its safety, siid at the moment did not con
sider the elfeut of tho turn jon the results
of tho battle, and he adds: "I imme
diately perceived thnt your cool Judgment
at this trying moment had enabled you to
consider the results of your decision nnd
then, ns now. tt.seomed to me that you had
decided most wisely, that It was n strategl
cnl move of tho greatest Importance, and
that tho result of the battle most fully
proved Its wisdom." ,
SCHLEY RETIRES WEDNESDAY
llrnchc An" I.lmlt for .tetltr 1,11 nnil
Jlnkrs llooni for Snli
orillniilp. WASHINOTON, Oct. 4. Next Wednesday.
October t. Admiral Schley will retire from
tho active list of the navy by age limit
and from 'present prospects this will take
place while tho court of Inquiry Is still In
session. Ills retirement will promote two
captains to be rear admirals, Captain
Frank Wildes, who wns In command of
Hoston during the battle of Mnnlla bav.
now heads the list of captnlns. Ho wan
promoted for war service, and under the
law, his advancement must not retard the
regular course of promotions. Therefore.
Captain Henry Olass. who stands next to
him on the list of captains, also will enter
tho list of rear admirals of the navy.
Other promotions resulting from Admiral
Schley's retirement will be those of Com
manders F, P. nilmoro and Kugcne P, C
LeuUe, who become raptalns, and Lieuten
ant Commanders Sidney A. Staunton nnd
Charles W. Ilartlctt. who become com
mnnders. ANN O'DELIA IS DISCOVERED
Nntnrlons Ills tip llnr Wnninn
In limiilon for Oliltline
OfVcnses.
Ilelil
(Copyright, 1WU, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Oct. 4. (Now York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The mysteri
ous prisoner at Marylcbone police court,
who has been threo times remanded under
tho name of Iiura Moro, and about whom
the police Inspector, who made tho ar
rest, promised "staggering disclosures."
hnB been Identified by tho World corre
spondent ns the notorious Ann O'Dclla DIs
de Har, who served a term on Illackwell's
Island, New York, for swindling Luther C.
Marsh, thirteen years ago, and who hns
since done time at Jollet, III,, aud In Hu.v
for Impostures similar to tho ono for which
she Is now under arrest, Inspector Kane,
who mnde the nrrest both of DIs de Dar
and of a man who calls himself her hus
band, has been keoplng tho Identity of
the prisoners secret with n view of spring
ing a sensation when they came to trial.
They wore arrested n week ago yesterday
and hnve thrlco been brought before tho
magistrate and remanded prlvntely.
YeBtorday tho World correspondent and
a man from Louisville who has known DIs
de Har, born Salomon, and her family, for
thirty years, wore permitted to see tho
prisoner In Marylebono Jail, aud they Iden
tified tier at once, Tho woman at first
denied her Identity, but this evening she
admitted to Inspector Kane that sho Is
the Bame Ills de Har who served time for
defrauding Marsh. Inspector Knno In
formed tho World reporter that tho trial
against DIs do Har, or Jackson, which
sho claims now as her real name, will
last several days and prove most sensa
tional. There nro several charges against
her of the same nature as In the Marsh
case, swindling by means of r'lrvoyance
and spiritualism. There will also bo a
felony charge against tho male prisoner
and another charge against DIs do liar of
assisting htm in its commission. This
charge Involves an attack upon the woman.
The- two prianntrs will ba examined ' In
court Thursday,
FROM SCHLEY TO
vNLY ROBERTS WILL ANSWER
La ' t Spictator Opinlj Advacatai lit
, ABiurn to Airica.
MR. KIPLi.
KES CAUSTIC COMMENT
Mnjs the Win. Mllllnry Force Is
Kvlilcnlly to ItclroKrndc lo
Old Condition or Im
liortnnce. LONDON, Oct. 4. "In spite of the
pledges of the government, the whole army
machine is to hi, hauled back ns soon ns
It may be to tho old rules of Impotence
nnd collapse," writes ttudynrd Kipling In
a striking letter to tho Spectator upon tho
appointments of Sir Itvdvers Duller and
Sir Uvelyn Wood to command nrmy corps.
This pungent sentence voices tho national
feeling thnt has prevailed this week with
nut regard to party politics. "Men sec,"
adds Mr. Kipling, "that the chosen com
mandcrs are not qutto In touch with the
real 'nrmy, which, with n little tact and s
llttlo seriousness, might so easily survive
It is not the triviality or Inaptitude dis
played in this matter that appals, but the
cynical levity."
veiy much on these lines nil the
weeklies, regardless of politics, tnko the
government to task. "The Kngllsh people,"
again to quote Mr. Kipling's letter, "havo
pnld not smnll price In money nnd In blood
that there might be born nn nrmy handled
by lit nnd proven loaders."
The spectator, although among the most
cautious of tho government's supportern,
comes out boldly, not only with a dectnru
tlon that the appointments of Oenernls
Duller and Wood aro not only absurd, but
with a demand that Lord Kitchener be
recalled. This demand Is nicely, but un-
mistnkuhly worded.
"From the moment Lord Roberts left
South Africa we seemed to lose our strnto
gle grasp upon tho country," says tho
Spectator, and it urges, though without
much hope that the suggestion will be nc
copied, that Lord Roberts be sent out
ngnln. According to the Spectator, Lord
Kitchener "has accomplished nothing In
a year, except by tho process of attrition. "
It compares his methods with those of
Ornnt, but does not botlovc that "a Ham
merman" Is tho man to command In South
Africa, although the Spectator bclloves
Lord Kitchener would mnko an excellent
commander-ln-chlof nt home. It suggests
thnt Lord Roberts should go back for six
months, Lord Kitchener either relieving
him In London or acting again as his chief
ot staff In South Africa.
"If Lord Roberts went out to dulsh the
wnr," scys the Spcctaior, "he would, wo
believe, finish It by making tho best pos
sible use of tho materlnl in iinnd."
"Owing to tho fact that the Doers havo
constantly recaptured the stock," says tho
Capotown correspondent of the Dally Mnll,
"nil cattlo and sheep now captured are Im
mediately killed. South Africa Is thus
being converted Into a black, hopeless
wilderness,"
MAKE TERMS) WITH BOERS
drltlsh .Mil)' Hp Forced to Do Tills,
Til n ii b It Prrnput Cabinet lie
Forced In IIpkIrii.
(Copyright, 1P0I, by Press Publishing Co,)
LONDON, Ort. 4. (New York World Ca
blegram. Special Telegram.) Tho Prltlsh
government's difficulties In South Africa
aro exciting tho gravest nlarm. The ecvern
punishment Inflicted by the noers on the
Ilrltlsh garrisons at Fort Itnlo, DIood river
and Moedvllle, coupled with the fact that
the offensive has now been taken by Ho thu,
while tho HrltUh nrmy Is nstlng strictly on
tho defensive, has caused profound de
spondency concerning the outlook.
Lord Kitchener hns provoked a crisis
with tho Cape ministry by Insisting upon
a universal proclamation of mnrtlal law.
The Cnpe premier has'taken tho risk of go
ing to Pretoria especially to warn Lord
Kitchener that such n measure will spread
n flaiuo of revolt all over the colony.
Tho London Times, Standard and other
ministerial papers nro bitterly attacking
the Wnr office tor inertia aud failure to
provldo mobile mounted reinforcements to
enable Ixrd Kitchener lo end the war.
Hut tho War office's appeals for volun
teers aro now made to utterly unsympa
thotlc ears. The government has actually
caused It to be known that It regards Gen
eral Hotha'H present activity as tho last
desperatn rally, to bo followed soon by a
total collapse, hut that assurance was given
with equnl confldencn olghteen months ago.
The truth Is that tho Wnr office Is nt Its
wits ends to discover some means of rais
ing fresh levies, hut no reasonable Induce
ment draws recruits. Tho nntl-wnr party
Is becoming convinced that beforo long the
HrltUh government mim make terms with
tho Doers, though the present ministry may
resign rnther than do so.
Tho predicament In which Lord Kitchener
Is placed In trying to keep open his lines of
communication may bo gnuged from tho
statoment raadn by a correspondent of tho
Times that during the last winter there
It was only by bribing the Boers with sup
piles that tho Drltlsh forces wero fed
KRUGER IS BREAKING DOWN
liner President (irnilnnlly I. online III.
Strcnuth, Mcntnlly anil
Pluxlcnllr.
THE HAGUE, Oct, 4.-A. I). W. Wol
marans, one of tho Doer envoys, who has
been visiting Mr. Kruger nt HUversum,
found the mental condition ot tho former
president of tho Transvaal to be by no
means satisfactory. Mr. Kruger Is slowly
growing weaker physically and mentally.
His slowness In reaching a decision on Im
portant questions Is found In be n t-erlons
hindrance to those working In Europe in
behalf of tho Doer enuse. At the slightest
question regarding his health. Mr. Kruger
exhibits Intense Irritntlon nnd vehemently
denies that anything U wrong. Tho ap
proach of winter causes anxiety, as Mr.
Kruger refuses to leavo Holland.
According to a remark made by a promi
nent Doer, the former president's condition
would long slnco have been much worse If
hatred of Oreat Urltaln did not nerve him
to continue.
til vp liners Infnrmntlon,
LONDON, Oct. 4. Tho correspondent of
tho Times at Pretoria says tho treason
trials have rovealed the presence ot large
numbers of sedition makers, who liavo not
and taken the oath of allegiance to t lie
Drltlsh crown, but who, In many cases,
have been receiving relief from the Drltlsh
authorities. In spite of this they com
municated freely with their friends in the
commandoes In the field, feeling confident
that they would be treated leniently if
caught.
QUESTION KING'S AILMENT
HiikIIsIi I'poiiIp (irincly Cnnccr noil
for 1'i'iir llr llii I'nnorr
of tin- iiiront.
(Copyright, 1M. by Press Publishing "
LONDON. Oct. 4. (Now York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram ) King Ed
ward Is III nt Balmoral, Scotland, under
such conditions thnt there Is much un
easiness concerning him.
If he wero confined to his bed or his
room the explanation that he Is suffering
from lumbago might he accepted without
hesitation. Hut his tnojosty drovo out to
day after a long call from Sir James Held,
the distinguished physician, who bail been
summoned to the castle from the High
lands, near Aberdeen, where he wns spend
ing his vacation.
As Sir Frnnels Laking, the King's physi
cian, was already with hlni, hnvlng been
In nttemlnnce at llalmoral for sovernl days,
the theory that Sir James Held was called
from bis vacation to consult with reference
to n mere nttnek of lumbago Is regarded
with suspicion.
The ndmlttcd Illness of his majesty and
the fact that the customary court clrculnt
has not appeared since Thursday Is In Itself
n significant circumstance and hns caused
extreme uneasiness throughout Oreut
Drltaln. Tho blunt truth Is, there Is fear
that the king has cancer ot the throat.
It was announced this evening thnt King
Edward's complaint Is lumbago. Hut the
nt tacit Is not nt all serious. He diovo out
this afternoon.
Sir Jnmes Held, the well known physi
cian, who was summoned to llalmoral from
tho vicinity of Aberdeen, returned to Lon
don tonight.
The coincidence of lho announce
ment of King Edward's Indisposition
with the publication of revived rumors,
regarding cancer In lho newspapers of
Copenhagen, from which city his majesty
has Just returned, nnd whore secrets of the
Ilrltlsh court nre more likely to leak out
than elsewhere. Is emitting somn commo
tion here, and the fact that thu customary
court circular docs not appear In this morn
ing's papers, idds to tho uneasy feeling,
which Is not allayed by thu explanation of
tho king's Indisposition given by Sir
Frnnels Lnklng, Ills majrsl)'s physiclnn.
Sir Francis Is In no way n specialist, and
Is paying merely a social visit nt llalmoral.
A story Is In circulation nmong tho clubs,
purporting to como from a titled member
of tho Into Cueon Victoria's household, giv
ing credence to the cancer story and saying
that court circles nre discussing the possi
bility of no coronntlon taking placo next
year. It is impossible, however, to obtain
tnnglblo corroborative evidence of this re
port. In August, soon after the death of his
slBter, tho Empress Frederick, of rnncer.
a report came from Ilnmbiirg, whoro tho
king was" resting, that he wos looking Jaded
and worn and that his thront was giving
him great uneasiness. The cancer of tho
throat story then became cuitent, but was
denied Immediately by the royal physicians.
The king had been In robust health until
his sister's death, nnd the conservative
theory was thnt his condition wns due more
to worrying over the possibility of meet
ing the snmn fate ns his sinter than to nny
real trouble. Ills throat was examined
by several specialists during his stay nt
Homburg and It was announced there was
cvldenco of cancer.
It was also said thnt tht king was
afflicted with some disease ot tlio throat
which required constant watching and
treatment nnd that somo time ngo the phy
sicians had warned him against nny
mental excitement, oven declaring against
his going to his sister's deathbed, on tho
ground that any strong emotion would he
harmful. Tho prevailing court theory then
was that, while the king's throat was not
then In a rnncerons state, it might bo
como so.
CROKER WANTSJriAM ESTATE
,Sppks tu Add lliinilrpil nnil Seventy
Acres to Mnnl House
I'rniierl y.
(Copyright. 19nl. hy Press Publishing Po.j
WANTAOK, England, Oct. 4. (New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram.)
Richard Crokcr Is negotiating for tho pur
chase of the Ham estate of 170 acres ad-
Joining his Moat IIouko properly nnd ex
tending from I.ntcombe to tho outskirts of
Wantage.
The Ham estate has n fine manor housn
300 years old and two wntrrmllls. Mr.
Croker Is not likely to get this property
under JfiO.OOO, He hns rushed tho work on
his new artificial lake so rapidly that It
has emptied, owing to tho hurried con
struction. It will now bo enlarged by four
acres, n heavy nnd costly undertaking, which
will give employment to forty laborers for
thrco months, The work Is being super
vised by Mr. Usher, who has remained
at Mont House this year.
Mr. Croker Is nlso about buying another
stud fnrm, called Challow Hill, threo miles
from Moat House, to provide accommoda
tion for his Increasing stock of brood
mares and foals. Another race horse
brooder Is competing with Mr. Croker for
Challow Hill.
All tho stnhles standing nenr Mont
House aro being pulled down and moved
two fields off, nn expensive change, which
will complete the transformation of Moat
House from tho comfortable, farmer's resi
dence, which Mr. Croker found It. Into n
country gentleman's mansion. Tho hand
some electric power station for Moat House
and stables have been finished. It adds
greatly to the comfort and to the cost of
Mr. Croker's residence.
MISS HELEN LONG SUCCUMBS
DniiKMer of the Moeri'tnry nf nvy
lilt ea I'p Her MniRKle
ARillnst 411 IIH II 111 lt III 11.
DINOHAM, Mass., Oct. I. Miss Helen
M. Long, second daughter of Secretary
Long, died tonight. Tho end tamo sooner
than expected, although when tho socro
lary wnB summoned homo from Washing
ton early In tho week It was known that his
daughter's condition was critical. Miss
Long died of pulmonary trouble, which had
Its Inception after eloso attention to the
social duties during Secretary Long's first
term In the cabinet. Mrs. Long's health
had failed and It was necessary that Miss
Helen should take her place. The daugh
ter's health also failed and she went to
Colorado Springs In November, 1S9S. Ito
cently her phyi-lclunu recommended a re
turn to her homo and two weeks ngo sho
started eastward. Tho homecoming did
not bring tho hoped-for Improvement, She
wns tho younger daughter hy Mr. Long's
HrJt wife.
American Crayon Cnniinny' IMnnt.
SANDUSKY, O., Oct. I. Flro today de
stroyed tho plant of tho American Crayon
company here, causing a loss estimated at
$140,000. The Insurance la J02,000. Fifty
girls were nt work on tho second floor and
a panlo unsued. Lato tonight it Is reported
that two girls are missing and tt Is feared
they hays lost their Uvea.
DENIAL OF IIAWKES' STORY
Vic Prident of FHnt-Eddy Sari Fin
Midi No Offer.
SIMPLY REMARKED TIPS WERE VALUABLE
Major's Mntcmcnt of tins Inn Hern Of
fcreil Fifty TIkiiihi ml Dnlliirn fiie
Advance Iiirnriiintlon I
lli'iiliiled ns l'nlse.
WASHINOTON, Oct. 4. Frank M. Atter-
holt of Akron, ()., was tho first witness
called today by tho senate military affairs
committee In tho Investigation of charges
against Lieutenant Colonel Hclstnnd. Mr.
Atterholt had arranged u meeting with
Flint, Eddy Co, of New York, to be at
tended by Uelstand, Hawkes nnd himself.
IMstand, howovc.r. did not attend the
meeting nnd subsequently nppcared Indlffor
cut us to the whole, mntter. Ho said ho
did not have another meeting with tho In
terested parties. Major Hawkes endeav
ored to show Hint there had been two meet
ings, but Mr. Atterholt said positively only
one had been held.
General W. W. Dudley, one of the pro
moters of the proposed company und an
attorney In the settlement made with
Hawkes, described the preliminary steps
taken In the organization of tho company
He said that Hclstnnd had mentioned the
names of General Corbtn, Assistant Secre
tary Mclklejnhn nnd Asslstnut Secretary
.Allen as friends of his who would tnko
stock In tho compnny, and Major Hawkes
had mentioned the nnme of Judge Doyd, who
would also go into the company. The
stock, ho said, was to be apportioned ns
heretofore explained by other witnesses.
AKreeil Hi Ululit Properly .Intn.
General Dudley said tho propriety of
Colonel Helstand's connection with tho
proposed compnny was discussed and both
lie nnd his partner, Colonel Mlchcner, re
garded It ns perfectly proper. No Intima
tion ever had been madn In his hearing
thnt tho tnrlfT wns to be manipulated In
fnvor ot the proposed company. Gencrnl
Dudley said that his recommendation that
Hawkes bo given an nppolntment wns not
n part of the condition of settlement, al
though ho would not have signed such n
recommendation hud there been no settle
ment. Alfred DeDuys, vice president of Flint,
Eddy & Co. of New York, related his recol
lection of Interviews with Major Hnwkcs
concerning tho proposed compnny. Major
Hawkes represented to tho compnny that
he had lulluentlal friends In Washington
who would help him nnd witness thought
Hnwkcs mentioned General Corhln nnd As
sistant Secretary Mclklejohn nnd possibly
that of Assistant Secretary Allen. Tho con
versation shifted to tho handling of hemp.
The firm was Interested In hemp and Mnjor
Hawkes told him ho could assist It ma
terially, as ho could obtain advnncn In
fnrmntlon nn to tho opening and closing
of Philippine- ports. Hnwkcs had given
tho witness tho Impression that he was
ablo to Influence tho opening and tho clos
ing of the ports. Subsequently negotia
tions were discontinued nnd Major Hawkes
had made n claim of $30,000 ngalnst tho
firm on the, cround that ho hnd been en
gaged to furnish It advance Information
ns'to the opening and closing of ports In
tho Philippines. Although Major Hawkes
threatened pult to enforco his claim, Flint,
Eddy & Co. never had paid him anything
for his services, Mr. DcHuys did not re
call tho mention of Colonel Helstand's
nnmo in any of his Interviews with Major
Hnwkcs.
HnvvkcH Attlriiif) W'lint DcHuys Denies
Major Hawkes wob recalled to thn stand
nnd said thnt he had received a letter from
foloncl Hclstnnd containing Information
concerning tho closing of certain Mnnlla
ports. He could not. produco the letter, but
said he had shown It to Mr. Delluys, who
had told him that If hn had given his firm
the Information the letter contained earlier
It would havo been worth 150,000. Dolluva
said also thnt If Hawkes could undertake
to furnish his firm Information in ndvance
ns to the opening of Philippine ports thn
firm would give htm $50,000. Major Hnwkes
said that he obtained nnd furnished tho In
formation to Flint, Eddy & Co. Tho
firm sent a man to Washington to confirm
the Informntlon, This man met Colonel
Mlcbener and himself nt a hotel In this
city and discussed the matter with them.
Hnwkes said that he did not get his in
fnrmntlon from Colonel Hcfstand or nny of
thn government officials.
DcHuys took tho stand nnd denied these
statements of Hawkes rolntlvo to tho offer
ing of money for Information as to tho
opening and closing of ports In tho Philip
pines. When Hnwkes said he could procuro
advance Information ho had told him It
would be worth money, meaning In n spec
ulative sense. The man who met Mlchencr
mid Hawkes nt lho hotel wns said lo bo
Mr. Atterholt. Mr. DeHuys said Atterholt
wns nn agent nf Flint, Eddy & Co,
Vfleliener's WnrillllK III llnultPN.
Mr. Mliiienrr, ono of the proposed mem
bers of thu hemp company and who con
ducted thn negotiations with Hawkes, de.
scribed these negotiations. Hawkes, ho
said, came to him with the claim against
Colonel Holstand. Mr. Mclklejohn. Mr.
Allen, General Corhln nnd Judgo Boyd.
Michener told him that ho could havo no
pofslhlo claim against tho Inst four named.
Ho would not take the clnlm ugaiust
Colonel Hclstnnd. The agreement was
finally consummated through Hawkes' at
torney. Tho matter ot the appointment of
Hawkes was broached by Mclntlre, the at
torney, during the negotlntlons. Tho mat
ter was broached several times nnd after
the settlement ho nnd Mclntlro discussed
tho subject. Finally witness bad given tho
loiter of Indorsement. Mr. Melklejohn, so
Mclntlro Informed him, would not nppolnt
Hawkes to n placo lu tho service whllo the
controversy wns on, because It was not
conducive to tho Interost of the public
service to nppolnt a mnn who wns having
n controversy with an ofileor of tho gov
ernment. After the mntter was settled
Hawkes wns nppolnted. He related n con
versation he hnd with Hawkes, In which
the latter threatened n congressional In
vestigation If he did not get n place. Colo
nel Mlchcner Bold ho told Hawkes such
an Investigation would result to his
(Hnwkes) own detriment. At the conclu
sion of Mr. Mlchonor's testimony tho com
mittee adjourned until tomorrow.
WHITE AND SINGERS ARRIVE
Ncnilirlcli a nil Siinilersnii Itencli .eiv
York with Hip lleturnliiK Ani
liiissiiilor to (crinnny.
NEW YORK. Oct. (.Andrew D. White,
ambassador of lho Pnlted States to Ger
many, wns a passenger on tho steamship
Augusle Victoria, which arrived In port
tonight from Hnmburg, Southampton and
Cherbourgc. Also on board tho Augusto
Victoria comes Mmc. Sembrlch. grand op
era soprano. Miss Sibyl Sanderson arrived
tonight from Havre.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Fnrecnst for Nebraska -Fair Saturday nnd
Probably Sundii) , Vnrluble Winds.
Tpiniierntiiri nt
Hour. Dpu,
Oiiuilin Vestrnlnyi
llniir. lieu,
n
ii
s
ti
in
1 1
IU
III
Ill .
III
Ill
:m
:ts
:it
:it
:in
VI
t II. in . s
M i. in rt
: ii. in -
i n. in .'
Ill
in , , . , .
in , , , ,
ii
Ml
r.:t
r.t
no
MEIKLEJ0HN HURRIES BACK
Cuts Miort Ills MPilcnn Trip In Ol
der In Testify In Hemp
I'nse,
(From n Stuff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) E-Atslslnnt Secretary of Wnr
(Icorgo D. Mclklejohn of Nebr-uka has been
naked to appear at once before the senate
subcommittee now sitting on the hemp In
vestigation ns n result ot charges ngalnst
olllcluls of the War department. Mclkle
john hns telcgrnphcd fiom El Paso, Tex.,
that he will be In Washington Sunday nnd
If tho committee is ready ho will appear
Monday nnd testify as to what he know
about the alleged attempt to corner tho
hemp output of tho Philippines.
"Melklejohn's nnme has been ronnected
with tho aliened dent to manipulate tho
hemp market of the Philippines In such
n manner thnt It Is about time for him to
get to tho front," said a friend of his to
night. "Instead of waiting until ho gets through
with hlr business In Mexico his friends hnve
urged him to come to Wnshlngton nt onco
nnd appear before tho committee of the
nenato nnd tonight wo hnve advices that ho
will nrrlvo hero Sunday."
Majoi Church Ilowo of Nebraska, consul
to Sheffield, England, who had been lu
Washington slnco ywterdny, left this morn
ing for New Englnnd, where ho will spend
somo time preparatory to sailing for his
post on October 13. Major Howe presented
his compliments lo the president, with
whom ho had n pleasant Interview.
"I learned ono thing during my Interviiw
with the president." enld Consul Howe,
"and tliot wns that President Roosevelt
means to carry out our dead president's
wishes wherever he mny find them. Ho be
lieves It to be his first duty to do tho
things that President McKlnley would have
done ni.d so far as I am n Judgo I believe
Roosevelt's administration will be along
lines laid down by Mr. McKlnley."
Mgr. Antonlnl, one of tho Influential
prelates nnd officials of tho Vatican, now
on his wny to this country, cornea, It Is
expected by ono of the lending Catholic
clergymen In Washington, to relieve Car
dinal Mnrttnelll as tho representative of
Rome accredited to the United States.
"We havo never had a cardinal beforo
to represent tho church In Washington,"
snld the clergyman, "nnd It Is about tlmo
to make a change. Mgr. Antonlnl hns
been for more than twenty years staff sec
retary of state, ns they call It In the papal
household, nnd has been the pope's per
sonal representative on many important
missions. It Is my Iden thnt he not only
brings Instructions to thn annual meeting
of the archlblshops. which convenes In
Washington November 13 nnd 14. but that
on tho snme occustnn he will bo announced
as a successor to Cardinal Mnrttnelll,
apostolic delegate to tho United Stntes."
Upon the register of tho Rnlelgh today
appeared the names of Thomas llennlson
and wife of Omaha. They remained but a
fow hours In tho city, their destination
being Hnltlmorc.
Depnrlnieiil sinle.
Hurnl free delivery service has been or
dered December '1 In Iowa as follows:
Stanwond, Cednr county: Route embraces
thirty-eight square miles, containing popu
lutlon of f,00; E. W. Sedam, nppolnted enr
rler. Tipton, Cedar county: Area, twenty
three square miles; population, 470; It, M.
Neoly, cnrrler.
John H, Daniels has been appointed post
master at Monterey, Davis county, In.
Hlds worn opened todny for resetting
flvo horizontal Bteum boilers In the publlo
bulldlng'nt Omaha. Hut one hid was ro.
reived, thnt ot Hellamy k Hornung of
Omaha, at ",h"r,
Georgo T. Dolmage has bcon appointed
n substltuto clerk In the Iowa City (la.)
postoftlre.
Thomas W. McCarthy of Omaha was to
day nppolnted n stenographer and type,
writer In tho quartermaster's depot nt
Omaha.
Miss Ethel M. Eyres of Lemnrs, la., was
appointed nl teacher nt the Fort Lewis
(Colo.) Indian school, ,
ABher K. Pay of this city has been
nwnrded a contrnrt for miscellaneous re
pairs nnd painting nt tho Sioux Falls
(S. D.) postofllco building.
Cull for llnnlt .xtntpmpitt.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4. The comptroller
of the currency today Issued a cnll for a
statement of the condition of nil national
banks r.t tho close of business on Monday,
September 30.
FARMERS' CONGRESS ELECTS
liciirgr I,. Flnnilpr nf Alhnny Cuoscii
I'reslilenl tteanliillnna for
Aii'nriiKiiii Ciinnl.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. Oct. 4. At today's
sessions of the farmers' national con
gress these officers wero elected: Presi
dent, Georgo L, Flandor, Albany, N. Y.j
treasurer. Dr. J. H. Reynolds, Michigan;
secretary, John M. Stahl. Chicago; assistant
secrotnrics, E, A. Ohlahnn, Albany, N. Y.,
nnd Joel M. Roberts, Nebraska. Among
the vlco presidents chosen are: Illinois,
R. If. Purely; Iowa, Sam D, Jones; Mon
tana, H, D, Sutherland; Nebraska, L. L.
Young; South Dakota, John Armstrong.
Resolutions wero adopted favoring Im
mediate steps toward the construction ot
tho Nicaragua canal under tho exclusive
control of the United States and expressing
horor nt tho assassination ot President
McKlnley.
.Movement of Oernn VpnnpIh Opt. !,
At New YorkArrived: Aimustn Victoria.
from Hnmburg. Soiitbamntmi nnd t'ber-
buurg; Ln Suvole. from lliivro; Pntrlcla,
from Hnmburg; Mongolian, from Olnsgnw.
At Doston Arrived: Htcamer Now Eng
land, from Liverpool via Quecnstown.
At Genua Arrived: Aller, from New York
via Nnplcs.
.t Cherbourg Sailed: Col um Ida. from
Hnmburg and Southampton, for Now York.
At Antwerp Arrived: .ecland, from Now
York via Cherbourg.
At Liverpool Sailed: Nomadic, for New
York.
At Southampton Hulled: Colombian, from
Hnmburg, for New York via Cherbourg.
At IxindoiiSnlleil Montenelo. for .Mnn.
trenl. Arrlvnd: ("nleilfmlan, from Doston.
At Moville Sailed: Parisian, from Liver
pool, for Montreal: Astoria, from Glasgow,
iih . i in i. .
At cjuci'iiHiown waned: oceanic, from
Llverjioub for New York
At OlnKovv Arrived; Cartheconlan. from
Philadelphia
At iiumiiurg Arrived: i-urst HixmurcK,
from New York.
At Marseilles Arrived: Karamania, Irom
New York.
UPTON IS IN TEARS
Kind Wardi af Hii Vaaqalsifra Otircema
the Loiiaf Bpartimai.
LAtT LOSS PROVES HARDEST OF ALL
Hit Blat First Aotoii, but 0atan bj
Tim Allowance,
DEFEAT, HOWEVER, HE SAYS IS FAIR ONE
Oaacedu tht Whita Yacht ii thi Nabltit
Eoat Afloat.
TOO EARLY YET FOR FUTURE PROMISES
.n Hp Doesn't Wish to Mprnk ovr
of t'linllpiiKliiK Drlnlls nf the
Closest nf All ( lose
liners.
NEW YOHK, Oct. 4. With victory flags
flowing from Its towering mastheads nnd
tho' ends of Its spreaders lu honor of Its
concluding triumph in tho cup races ot
1001, thn galluut sloop Columbia returned
to lt anchorage tonight under tho escort
nf the entile excursion fleet. It today com
pleted Its defense of tho honored trophy
In another stirring race with Shamrock II
over n leeward nnd windward race of thlrtv
miles, crossing the finish line two seconds
behind Its antagonist, but winning on thn
time allowance conceded by Llpton's boat
by forty-one seconds.
For the second time It has now success
fully foiled the attempt of tho Irish knight
to wrest from our possession the cup thnt
means the yachting supremacy of the
world. And plucky Sir Thomas Llpton,
standing on tho bridge of Erin, led his
guests In three hearty huzznhs for tho suc
cessful defender.
"Columbia Is the better boat," he said,
"nnd deserves to be rheered."
The series of races Just closed will alwavs
bo memorial as the closest ever sailed for
the cup and Sir Thomas, although defeated,
will go home with tho satisfaction of know
ing that his golden yacht Is the ablest for
eign boat that ever crossed the western
ocean.
DurJng both series of races not bh un
toward Incident has occurred and Sir
Thomas will return to England far the
most popular of all tho foreigners who hnve
challenged for the Amorlcn's trophy.
Closest nt the Close.
Today's race on paper was the closest of
the series, but because of the' lltiklnein ot
the wind on tho bent home ns a contest of
the relative merits of the yachts It Is not
to be compared with tho magnificent, truly
run nnd royally-fought battles of Satur
day and yesterday. Thn conditions of the
race at' tho etnrt today wero very similar to
those of yesterday. The wind was strong
and from tho shore embroidering the sea
with foam nnd piling up no swell Ideal
conditions for the challenger.
Thn racers were sent nwny before the
wind, etch carrying penalty for .crns.vlng
the lino nftcr the handicap gun. No of
ficial record l kept of, tho tlmo after that
gun Is fired, but the experts with stop
wntchi'H estimated Columbia's hnndlcan at
fifteen seconds and Shamrock's at thirty
foconds. The contest of the yachtn fleeing
before tho following wind was picturesque,
but not exciting. Tho big racers, like gulls,
with outstretched pinions had overy Inch of
canvaa spread, all of their light nails, In
cluding bulging spinnakers nnd balloon Jib
topsails. Their crows worn gathered after
to keep the heads of tho boats up nnd
nfter tho outer mark wb reachod It wni
merely n question of holding on to all tho
cauvas nnd letting the wind do the rest.
Golden Tnrlit'N Grcnt I'erf orinnnce.
Notwithstanding the fnct thnt Columbia
beat Shamrock bufoie tho wind Inst Sat
urday, tho challenger today gained slowly
hut steadily all thn way out and rounded
forty-nine soconds before the defender,
having actually gained one minute nnd four
seconds. Immediately after tho yachts
turned their noses Into thn wind for thi
beat homo the broezo moderated and turned
fluky. The skippers spilt tanks, each
searching for wind, with tho result that
first ono would get a lift and then the
other. At ono time Columbia seemed a
mile ahead when a sudden cant of tho
wind allowed Shamrock to point nearer
the mark and by fully1 half a mile. The
talent began to feel nervous, but as tb
yachts approached tho finish the Yankee
sklppnr, by some miraculous legerdemain,
shoved his boat Into tho light air, like a
phantom ship, and 100 yards from homo
the two rncers were almost on oven terms.
It was a pretty sight, nnd ono seldom wit
nessed when they rrosBod, rail to rail, the
white yacht's bowsprit Just tapping tho
golden boat's mast.
Ax Much .Iny nn Kvrr.
The usual pandemonium thnt attends the
final Yankee victory lu a cup contest fol
lowed. Whistles, sirens, bells, bands and
cheers united ln a grand chorus ot Jubila
tion and J, P. Morgan's steam yacht Cor
sair added lo the terrific din hy firing n
national salute of twenty-one guns.
After Columbia hnd hauled down Its satis
and set Its victory flag tho excursion boats
crowded alongside to cheer the Yankee
sailors and tho winning skipper. Nor did
they forget either Llpton or his gallant
craft. In turn the crowded steamers ran
alongside Shamrock nnd Erin and the van
quished rccolved almost as much honor an
the victor, and thus with felicitations nil
around tho twelfth series of races for the
old cup which tho schooner America
brought over fifty years ngo, ended with
tho best of feeling.
Whllo taking his defeat gamely, Sir
Thomas Llpton made no attempt to con
ceal tho honest disappointment when ' hn
talked nbout the raccH tonight on Erin,
l.lplon .Nplrndiil in Dcfrnt,
'I am very disappointed," ho said. ' I
can't hide that, I thought within fifteen
mluutes of thn finish that we had won.
I was sure as my life wo had won. Whon
I looked nround tho situation had changed
und wo had lost. It was a hard blow tn
be so near winning and then to loso. I
Hhould Ukn to have got one rnco, Just by
way of consolation. It Is a very hard
thing tn bo bea'en by a breath by a few
beats of the pulse, It has been a severe
strain on me, I have workod so hard for
many months now and I am glnd It Is over.
To havo won would ha been n Joy greater
than tnduy'e dlsappolnttntr'. Columbia's
win todny was fair and squaro and honor
ablo, There Is nothing to protest If I
wanted to protest. In fuel, I havo a feel
ing In my heart that rf there had been
any error In Judgment ut all 11 would huv
been In my favor. If theie had been any
possibility of choice In thn matter I bs
lleve tho Yarh. club would havo given
mt tho race, Uotnutlwoi a man ma bars
ki j JV.ii ..- jf'm.i..". ' .
Ifaari-nUf'ir' iitifriittitfak'Aiiiiiihiiiiii--

xml | txt