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The Senator Ousted From the Union
League of Maryland.
BALTIMORE, Sept 11. At a meeting
tonight of the Board of Governors of the
Union League of Maryland, resolutions
were adopted expelling Senator George L.
"Wellington from membership in the 6r
ganization. The resolutions, after refer
ring to the attempted assassination of
President McKlnley by Czolgosz, state
that "the people of Maryland have learned
-with shame and loathing that George L.
"Wellington, a representative of this .state
in the Senate of the United States, has
countenanced the act of this traitor to his
country ,and enemy to mankind, by re
peated and public expressions of indiffer
ence to the act or its results."
The resolutions order that the Senator
be expelled in consequence of these state
mnts. Colorado Man Tarred and Feathered.
CASPER. Wyo., Sept. 11. Hans Wagner
who is said to have expressed sympathy
with Czolgosz, was today tarred and
feathered and ridden but of town on a
rail. The citizens who did this warned
"Wagner that if he should return he would
be lynched. "Wagner was knocked down,
and beaten until he became unconscious
last night by men who declared 'they
heard him say .that President McKlnley
got what he deserved, and he ("Wagner)
was glad of it. This morning "Wagner
denied that he had made the statements
attributed to him, but the indignant citi
zens decided that the evidence against
him was conclusive. Many people wanted
to hang him, but it was finally agreed
to ride him out of town on a rail, after
administering a coat of tar and feathersj
and this was done.
Foreigner's Rights In Japan.
LONDON, Sept. 1L The Toklo Cham
ber of Commerce, says a dispatch from.
Toklo to the Times, has memorialized the
Japanese Government to remove all re
strictions on the foreign ownership of
land and foreign mining operations in
73-73 FIRST ST.
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all the latest shades of Melton Board scarlet,
hunters' green, emerald, mist gray. Ivy green,
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S. S. HUNTLEY DEAD.
A Pioneer Stage Man of the North
Tvest. HELENA. Mont. Sept. 11. S. S. Hunt
ley, president and general manager or
the Yellowstone Park Transportation
Company, and the pioneer stage man of
Montana, died suddenly this afternoon
of heart disease at Mammoth Hot
Springs, In the park. Mr. Huntley was
70 years old and a native of Western
New York. He enlisted in the Thirty
seventh New York Volunteers, and was
on the staffs of General Berry and Gen
eral Phil Kearny, being with both officers
when they were killed. The firm of Hunt
ley & Co. operated a daily stage line from
Salt Lake City, through Boise City, to
Walla Walla and to The Dalles. This
tirm arterward organized lines In Oregon
and California, and were the largest
stage proprietors In the country, carry
ing on the business until 1882, when their
mail contracts with the Government ex
pired. Well-Knoivn Violinist.
NEW YORK, Sept. 1L Leonard Cordes;
aged 72 years, once a well-known, violinist,
died today at his apartments In East
Onr Trade With South Africa.
NEW YORK. Sept. 11. James G. Stowe
ex-Consul-General of the United States
at Cape Town, has arrived in New York,
and goes at once to Washington. He said
that when he has officially given up his
position by reporting to the Washington
department he will have something to
say about the Boer war.
Until then, however, he declines to talk
on the subject. Mr. Stowe says that whep
he took the position at Cape Town four
years ago the trade of the United States
in South Africa was $6,000,000. Now. he
says, it Is ?20,000,000. Commenting in 'this
connection on the smallness of the salary
of the Consul-General at Cape Town, Mr.
"In the expansion of American ideas
which mean to extend the field for Amer
ican manufactures, something will have
to hi done to nlace our notwnilar forr on
I an equitable financial basis."
ROAD TO RECOVERY
The President's Condition
NO DANGER FROM ANY SOURCE
Dr. McBnrncy Says the Bullet Holes
in the Stomach Are Healed Pa
tient Changed to a Sew Bed
Removal to Washington.
BUFFALO, Sept. 11. The condition of
the President continued favorable
throughout the day, and nothing occurred
to shake the faith of the attending sur
geons and physicians that he will re
cover. The danger from two sources was
pronounced practically over today. The
holes In the stomach proper, caused by
the perforation of the bullet, are now
considered healed by Dr. McBurney and
his associates, and the eminent surgeon
pointed to the fact that the beef juice
fed to the patient last night was readily
digested, as proof of this. Sufficient time
has also elapsed to warrant the doctors
l'n asserting that the danger of inflam
mation where the "bullet lodged had dis
appeared. It Is believed that the ball
has now become encysted In the muscles
of the back, and unless it should prove
troublesome later, there will never be
any necessity for removing It.
The attention of the physicians Is now,
therefore, mainly directed to the care and
treatment of the wound caused by the
inciscion madt in the abdomen above the
navel, where the operation was per
formed. This wound Is progressing sat
isfactorily. "Decided benefit followed the
dressing of the wound," last night." the
doctors say officially.
Another milestone passed on the road to
recovery was the discontinuance today by
the doctors of the figures showing respir
ation variations in their official bulletins.
The President now breathes deeply and
normally, and the addition of the respir
ation record to the bulletins was consid
The President's Pnlse.
The President's pulse was slightly accel
erated in the afternoon, but the change
was not deemed material and his tem
perature remained practically stationary
at 100.2 from daylight until dark.
The evidences ot Improvement were the
President's keen relish of the beef ju!cor
given-' him during thr night; and' th?'in-!
crease In his allowance ,from .one to three
teaspoonfuls, and also the fact that the
wound Is becoming- more "healthy. Dr.
'McBurney explained this afternoon that
the slight irritation still remaining should
pass away within the next 24 hours.
The President continues in excellent
spirits, but he confessed to one bf the
attendants today that he was getting
lonesome. He requested that he be placed
in another bed. A depression had formed
In the mattress on which he had lain
since was taken to the Mllburn house, and
had caused some discomfort. Another
bed was provided, and this evening hp
was carefully moved from one to the
other without difficulty.
He has asked several times If there
was any news which he should know, but
Inquiries, especially about public matters,
are discouraged, and the rigid Inhibition
against the admission of any one, except
his wife and faithful secretary, has not
It is now virtually decided that no at
tempt will be made to remove the Presi
dent to Washington until he has com
pletely recovered, and in a general way
it can be said that there is no likelihood
that t.iis will be before October. The
physicians are all agreed that no attempt
should be made to take the President to
Washington while the- probability of an
oppressive hot spell in the capital city
Mrs. McKinley's Condition.
Mrs. McKlnley displays the same forti
tude she has shown since the tragedy oc
curred. She went out for a drive again
today, and appeared bright and cheer
ful. The five members of the Cabinet who
are here talked over pending public ques
tions for over an hour today at the Glen
ny house, adjoining the Milburn resi
dence, but it is understood that no action
resulted. The South American situation
was gone over and there was an exchange
6f opinion regarding the legal phases ot
the case against the would-be assassin.
It can be stated again In the most posir
tlve manner .that there is no conflict of
authority between the state and Federal
authorities for the possession of the pno.
After this afternoon's bulletin. Secre
tary Hay announced that he felt war
ranted In leaving for Washington, and
he left tonight for the capital.
The Night Conference.
At the conclusion of the night confer
ence, the doctors gave another extremely
gratifying report of their patient's prog
ress. The physicians did not begin to
leave the Milburn residence until shortly
before 11 o'clock. The reports which
they had to communicate could hardly
have been more gratifying than they
were. Dr. Wasdin and Dr. Mynter came
out together. The latter was hemmed in
on all sides by the eager newspaper men.
"Good news, good news," he cried.
"Nothing but good news. We have
washed and fed the President, and moved
him to another bed."
"Is he still Improving?"
"He Is, and to prove it I desire to say
that a count of his blood shows that it is
In a normal condition, and we feel that
we can announce definitely that there 1
not the least indication of blood-poisonl
He referred the reporters to Dr. Wasdin,
of the Marine Hospital Service, who was
standing at his side, for a scientific in
terpretation. The latter explained that a
count of the blood was a microscopic ex
amination of the relative number of white
and red corpuscles in the blood, to de
termine whether inflammation of any sort
existed. An increase of white corpuscles,
relatively speaking, would show inflam
mation and deterioration of the blood
that might Indicate peritonitis. He said
that this morning a few drops of blood
were taken from the lobe of the ear, and
microscopically counted under his direc
tion. "We found," said he, "that the num
ber of white corpuscles was just about
normal, while the red cells were slightly
below normal, due to insufficient nutri
tion since the operation. The count was
not made," continued Dr. Wasdin, "to
verify the fact that blood-poisoning did
not exist, of which we felt certain, but
to remove every shadow of doubt The
result is that we feel safe in announcing
that not a trace ot blood-poisoning exists.
The test could not have been more satis
factory." "Is the President out of danger?"
"No, I would not say that; he Is a very
sick man, but his conditions, under the
circumstances, could not be better. That
much I say emphatically."
"Was any trace of pus found in, the ex
"Not a particle. Pus means the exist
ence of an abscess, and there is not a sug
gestion of pus about the President's
The bulletin which followed Dr. Was-s
din's statement officially confirmed what
he had said.
Dr. McBurney remained in the house
a while longer than the other physicians",
leaving shortly after 11 o'clock. He con
firmed the stattment made in the bulle
tin to the effect that the examination of
he President's blood showed no evidence
of blood-poisoning; nor.'i he added, did it
show any sign of peritonitis. While the
examination of the bipod was not made
to determine the latter fact, yet it would
unmistakably have shown It had there
been peritonitis. The examination was
simply a way of testing the conditions of
tho President's blood. The doctor will re
main over .night, and attend the consulta
tion of the physicians tomorrow. The time
of his departure has not been determined.
Dr. Mann, who has attended every con
sultation of the physicians, was not prVs
ent tonight, feeling that his attendance
was unnecessary. Dr. Parke also expressed
his satisfaction, at the conditions shown
by the President, and the manner in
which his -system was responding to treat
ment. THE PHYSICIANS' BULLETINS.
Favorable Reports of the President's
MILBURN HOUSE, Sept. 11. The fol
lowing bulletin was issued by the Fresl
dent's physicians at 6 A. M.:
"The President has passed a very com
fortable' night. Pulse, 120; temperature,
100.2; respiration, 26.
"P. M. RIXEY,
"GEORGE J3. CORTELYOU,
"Secretary to the President."
The following bulletin was issued at $
A. M.: -'
"The President rested comfortably dur
ing the night. Decided beneAt has fol
lowed fh.o dressing of the -wound'maae
last night His stomach tolerates tle tref
juice well, and lb Is taken wlth'great sat
isfaction. His .condition this morning is
excellent. Pulse, 116; temperaturo.UOO.2.
"P. M. RIXEY,
M d. Mann,
"GEORGE B. CORTELYOU,
"Secretary to the President."
The following bulletin was issued at
3:30 P. M.:
"The President continues to gain, and
the Wound is becoming more healthy. The
nourishment taken into the stomach is be.
ing gradually Increased. Pul.se, 120; tem
"P. M. RIXEY,
"M. D. MANN,
"GEORQE B. CORTELYOU.
"Secretary to the President."
The following bulletin was issued at
10 P. M.:
"The President's condition continues
favorable. Blood count corroborates clin
ical absence of any blood poisoning. He
is able to take more nourishment and
relish it. Pulse, 120; temperature, 1C0.4.
"P. M. RIXEY,
"M. D. MANN,
"GEORGE B. CORTELYOU,
"Secretary to the President."
SUMMARY OF IMPORT AN r NEWS.
The President's Condition.
The President's condition continues sat
isfactory. Page 1.
The bullet wounds in the stomach have
healed. Page 1.
A count of the blood shows no trace of
blood poisoning or peritonitis. Puge 1.
Emma Goldman was, held In a Chicago
court without ball. Pae 1.
Czolgosz is said to have confessed to a
widespread plot. Page 2.
The preliminary hearing of Maggio will
occur at Sliver City, N. M., September
21. Page 2.
Emperors Nicholas and William met at
Dantzic. Page 5. '
The story of a plot to kill Joseph Cham
berlain came to light In a London
murder trial. Page o.
A Colombian-Venezuelin engagement Is
imminent at La Hacha. Page 3.
The Schley court of inquiry will meet to
day. Page 1.
The steel trust Is starting up more idle
mills. Page 3.
The Grand Army veterans held their an
nual parade. Page 3.
.Portland won from Spokane 6 to 4.
Tacoma defeated Seattle S to 3. Page 3.
National and American League scores.
Governor Gae Is asked to settle the
strike, at San Francisco. Page 4.
H. E. Dosch. of Portland, writes from
Buffalo of the shooting of President
McKinley. Page 4.,
Trial of the noted Ferrier murder case
was begun at Chehalis, Wash. Page 4.
Natural gas has been die-covered at Mc-
Minnville, Or. Page 4.
Mrs. W. O. Heckert a well-known, woman
of Corvallis, Or., met a sad death'.
Portland and Vicinity.
Director Thompson's reasons for opposing
payment of school money to Kinder
garten Association. Page S.
Sunday closing law for barber shops de
clared constitutional. Page 5.
City Engineer Instructed to report a plan
for the Improvement of Fourth street.
More than 500 teachere attended County
Teachers' Institute. Page 8.
Preliminary report filed by the Charter
Committee on Library, Parks and
Health. Paern 30.
HELD WITHOUT BAIL
Emma .Goldman Failed to
Secure Her Release.
PENDING COURT'S DECISION
Action Extends Until Friday, When
the Habeas Corpus Proceedings in
the Other Chicago Anarchist
Cases Will Be-Held.
CHIGAGO, Sept. 1L Magistrate Prinde
ville today said that Emma Goldman, tho
anarchist lecturer under arrest hero,
shoild(.be field without ball, pending a
decision pf thfe&upper court in the habeas
THE ANAltCHIST WHO ATTE3IPTED TO ASSASSINATE THE
corpus proceedings instituted by the other
anarchists who are similarly charged. The
action of Justice Prindeville In holding
her without bail extends only to Friday
of this week. At that time the question
will be reconsidered and the Magistrate
will decide whether she shall be held with
out bail or released under bonds until the t
preliminary hearing of the charge against
her, which is set for September 19.
Miss Goldman appeared for a hearing
before the Magistrate during the forenoon.
She had not secured counsel, but in a
determined voice declared that she was
ready to act as her own attorney. The
Assistant City Prosecutor, however, ob
tained a continuance of the hearing until
September 19, the date set for the hearing
of the other anarchists in custody here.
Mr. Owens, the Prosecutor stated that
the result of an Investigation at Buffalo
was being awaited. In deciding the case
the court said:
"While this morning I wa. inclined to
believe that the defendant might bs en
titled to bail, considering the condition
that the President Is now in, yet at that
time, of course, I did not know that there
was any proceedings pending or tnat it
was going to be taken to a higher court
Of coures. this present defendant Is in
charge just the same as all the rest of
them. She 13 charged jointly with con
spiracy. Of course, it being taken to a
higher court, and a superior court, I do
not feel as if I should now take any ac
tion which might be contrary to the de
cision that would be arrived at by the
upper court, or that would In any way
Influence the court In the matter there
pending. That being the case, feeling as
I do, I will remalnd this defendant, and
if Judge Chetlane Friday morning admits
these prisoners to bail, I will immediately
send for Mls? Goldman and will do the
same thing that Is, I will admit her to
ball the same as the upper court"
Lawyer Geeting, in pleading for the
"This matter must be disposed of ac
cording to the well-known rules of law.
When a party Is brought into court
charged with any criminal offense, that
party has a right to an immediate hear
ing. The constitution of Illinois declares
that all persons shall be bailable by suf
ficient sureties, except for capital offense,
where the proof Is evident and the pre
sumptlonygreat When a person Is brought
into court on a charge, even though it
be a capital case, it would be bailable,
unless there was some evidence given be
fore the court to show that the proof was
evident and the presumption great."
Counsel contended that none of the con
stitutional requirements had been com
piled with In the case of Miss Goldman.
As the charge against Miss Goldman,
"conspiracy to murder President McKin
ley,'' is the one lodged against the local
anarchists who are named as conspirators
with Miss Goldman, Magistrate Prinde
ville thought it wise to await the decision
of the higher court. He said that it would
not be necessary for counsel to apply for
a writ for Miss Goldman, as he would
deal exactly with Miss Goldman as Judge
Chetlane did with the other prisoners.
Miss Goldman was represented by Law
yers Brownt Geeting and Saltlel. They
were busy In the habeas corpus case dur
ing the forenoon, but interviewed their
client in time to appear for her in the
hearing, in the matter of ball.
The Prisoner In Court.
Miss Goldman appeared In court at 9:33
A. M. under the escort of Matron Kegan.
She seemed surprised that no lawyer was
there to take up her defense and glanced
uneasily about the room full oC uncouth
prisoners and curious spectators. When
she was brought before Justice Prinde
ville, he asked if she was ready to pro
ceed with the hearing.
"1 am ready," she Teplied, firmly.
Assistant ProBonutor Owana immediately ;
spoko tip: "The prosecution desires a
continuance until the l3th, to be set at the
same time as the other cases, without
Miss Goldman I would like a hearing
right away. I want to see Lawyer Saltlel
if he is In court.
The court instructed an officer to ascer
tain if Mr. Saltlel was In thevroom.
"Or Lawyer Brown," Interjected Miss
The court Do you expect the two law
yers? Miss uoiaman I thought they might be
here. It does not matter if they are not.
The court then decided to go on with
the regular docket and permit time to
ascertain if tho two lawyers were about.
After an hour's time Miss Goldman
asked to go to the telephone and see It
the lawyers would come and take cnarge
of her case. She left the room accom
panied by the police matron, and upon her
return told the court that she learned that
the lawyers were occupied with the other
cases and she therefore would take care
of her own case.
Prosecutor Owens Your Honor, I renew
my motion to continue the, case until the
13th, and she be held without ball."
The court What have you got to say.
Miss Goldman l demand a hearing ana
I would like to be put under bail.
Prosecutor Owens then set forth that
Miss Goldman Is charged with conspiracy
to kill, and said in case the President dies
she would be an accessory before the
fact, and under the circumstances he did
not think the offense bailable.
The court then deckled to continue the
case until September 19. Miss Goldman
was taken back to the annex.
She spent a very uncomfortab'e
night in the women's annex to
the Harrison-Street Police Station. She
ate a hearty supper last night, but short
ly afterward her head began to ache,
showing the effect of the strain under
which she had been laboring nil day.
Being a trained nurse by profession, the
insisted on treating herself. She wrote
a prescription, which she handed to
Chief Matron Kegan, with a request
that it be filled. The matron, however,
declined to do so without the sanction ot
the Chief of Police, fearing that the seem
ingly Innocent slip of paper might calt
for a poison wherewith the prl&oner
might do herself harm. The matron of
fered her charge a doec of headache cure,
which she herself used. Miss Goldman
refused to tfke it, and spent a sleepless
night In consequence. She talked nearly
the whole' night to the matron, again
repeating her wonder that "so lnslgnifi-'
cant a man- as- McKlnley" should receive
such widespread attention.
"Her words were even more violent
than In the interviews she gave out yes
terday," said the matron today. "She
did not ask to see n lawyer, saying she
was willing to take it for granted that
her friendsr. in the city would see that
she had proper legal assistance."
NO PROOF AGAINST HER.
Chicago Police Umvlllincr to Hold
CHICAGO, Sept. 11. Tho Chicago po
lice sent urgent messages to the authori
ties at Buffalo, asking them to take ac
tion which will enable the police here to
hold the anarchists now in custody. De
mand aftpr demand has been made that
either proof of complicity in the attempt
ed assassination of the President or re
quisition papers be forwarded. The Chi
cago police say they will not be able to
hold the anarchists after Friday morning
unless the Buffalo authorities take some
steps in the matter. The only answer
to the requests of the local officials has
been that a letter with full particulars
was on the way from Buffalo
"My private information." said Chief
O'Neil tonight, "Is that Miss Goldman's
statements of her Itinerary during July
and August are perfectly true and that
she was not In Chicago after July 12 un
til last Sunday. As a matter of fact, I
must admit that we have no proof of
any kind against Miss Goldman or any
of the other prisoners."
Captain Colleran made the same admis
sion and Mayor Harrison said:
"It Is pretty pla!nnow that there wa3
no plot formed In Chicago. If there was
a conspiracy anywhere it was made In
No Ball for Isnalc and Associate.
CHICAGO, Sept 11. Abraham Isaak
and the eight men arrested with him as
anarchists will be held until next Friday
without bail. On that day at 11 o'clock
Judge Chetlane, sitting in chancery In
the Supreme Court, will hear arguments
on a writ of habeas corpus presented to
him today by their attorneys, Leopold
Saltlel and C. L. Brown. When Attorney
Brown learned of. Judge Chetlane's de
cision not to hear the habeas corpus case?
of the local anarchists till Friday, he no
tified Miss Goldman that he had conclud
ed to await the action of Magistrate Prin
deville in the matter of ball before taking
action in the upper court
THE SCHLEY SNQUIR
Naval Court Will Begin Its
THREE ADMIRALS ON HAND
Sampson Will Prohnbly Not Be Called
to the Stand Conferences With
Witnesses The Challenging ot
WASHINGTON. Sept. 11 All th mem
bers of the Schley Court of Inquiry ar&
now In Washington, Rear-Admiral Hqwi
son. the third member, arriving last night.
Admiral Howison was extremly guarded
In answering inquiries respecting th
court' He said It would not be proper tc
say anything for publication in atlvanca
of the meeting of the court as to his own
intentions or the probable line of action
of the court It was evident, however,
that he has not in any degree altered
his resolution to serve as a member of
the court, if the other members accept
his own view as to his qualincRtlons.
Everything is ready for the meeting of
the court The impression at the Navy
Department now is that the taking of
testimony will not begin tomorrow, al
though that was the original expectation.
A large number of witnesses are in Wash
ington ready to take the stand at a mo
ments notice, but formalities are ex
pected to consume most of tomerrow'3
session, which, after all. Is likely to be
short, owing to the late hour of begin
ning. No summons has yet been issued for Ad
miral Sampson and It is said very few of
the formal summonses have been teauHl
by the department Although no posi
tive statement on that point te made, it
is gathered from the attitude of the Gov
ernment officials that they have no pres
ent Intention of calling- Admiral Samp
son. No Useless Ceremony.
While observing all the forms thut are
necessary to maintain the dignity of the
court, there Is no disposition on the part
of Its members to try to magnify its im
portance by useless ceremony. There
fore, there will be no waste of gunpowder
In salutes, nor will the marines be turned
out in state at the navy-yard as the thr"e
Admirals make their way to and from
the building where the court will meet.
Tomorrow they will go to the yard la
plain clothing and thus relieve the Com
mandant of the necessity of ordering an
In the retiring room adjacent to the
courtroom, provided for their accommo
dation, they will array thenwlvs in.
what Is known as the naval drees uni
form. This Is not what i known as
"special full dress," but le vy narly
such, the main difference constating In
the elimination of the cocked hat. In
stead. Admiral Dewey and his fetlow
members will wear simple naval caps, al
though, in the case of officers of their
rank, tho cap Is almost encrusted in gold,
save on top. They will wear the naval
frock coat and gold epaulettes and the
service sword. After the first day this
uniform will give place to an easier,
though less Impressive, nnval undres uni
form, divested in large port of the heavy
gold trimmings of the dress suit and even
permitting the wearing of a comfort
Precisely at 1 o'clock the members of
the court will be seated. Admiral Dewey
at the center of a table placed crosswise
of the courtroom, with Rear-AdnUrul
Benham on the right and Rear-Admiral
Howison on his left. The witnesses will
stand at the left end of the table, next
the official stenographer, and the Judge
Advocate, Ciptain Lemley. with Solicitor!
E. P. Hannn. his assistant in the case,
will occupy the other end of the table.
A place has been reserved for Mr. Stay
ton, who Is to represent certain officers
not officially named as yet He will not
be recognised as counsel by the court,
however, unless some of his clients are
involved In the case by the testimony.
The Judge Advocate first will address
the court and read the precept under
which it is convened. The next step will
be recognition of counsel by the court
and Captain Lemly then will introduce
Mr. Hulse as official stenographer. Next
will come the most interesting part of
the day's proceedings, namely, the chal
lenging by Admiral Schley's counsel oL
the competency of Rear-Admiral Howison
as a member of the court. They will re
iterate the charge that Rear-Admiral
Howison had expressed an opinion ad
verse to Admiral Schley, and It will be
the object of counsel to support this
charge by affidavits and perhaps by oral
testimony. It is for the court to say
whether such testimony will be admitted.
The expectation is that an hour or two
will be consumed In argument by counsel
directed to the two members of the court
whose comriptency Is not questioned. Ad
mirals Dewey and Benham will decide
and determine whether or not the state
ments presented are sulllclent to make
manifest the Incompetency of Rear-Admiral
Howison. There will be no appeat
from the decision of the court on iMat
point Even the Secretary of the Navy
could not undo Its work.
Cook "Will Be First "Witness.
Captain Francis A. Cook, who com
manded the Brooklyn during the West
Indian campaign, probably will D8 tne
The headquarters of Admiral Schley
was a scene of great activity today. Up
to noon, live of the witnesses named by
the Admiral had ben In consultation with
Messrs. Wilson and Raynor, and had in
formed them of the line of testimony
which can be expected from them when
called before the court. They were Lieu
tenants Eberle, Ackerman and Johnson,
and Lieutenant-Commander Nicholson all
of whom were on the Oregon during the
fight. A number of civilian witnesses
al?o were closeted with the counsel dur
ing the morning, but their names were
not disclosed. This afternoon adoltional
witnesses were examined and Admiral
Schley and his counsel say that they are
in complete readiness.
Admiral Schley and his counsel dur
ing the evening completed the formal cha!
lenge to Rear-Admiral Howison. This Sj
a very brief document, and. according to
counsel, will be supported by several
witnesses who will be ready to appear
tomorrow, Including Mr. Frest, of the
Boston Record, which printed the alleged
Interview of Admiral Howison. The names
of the other witnesses who are expected
by the Schley counsel to substantiate the
authenticity of the Howison interview,
and who are expected to arrive In the
city by tomorrow evening, are withheld,
pending their appearance before the ceurt
Counsel during the evening- examined
George E. Graham, of Albany. N. Y., the
newspaper correspondent who was on Ad
miral Schley's fiagsmp during tne Santi
ago campaign, and went over tne lines
of h!3 testimony with him.