THE MORNING OEECONIAN, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 3, 1901. HAWKS' HEMP COMBINE AD JUTAXT-GEFEItAlT CORBIX'S' CON XECTIOX WITH IT. AttexuiitsTto Ue tUe."Wa? Department to Further the Scheme The Major's Price. WASHINGTON, Oct. 2. In the Colonel Heistand investigation today "William C. Mclntyre, who was attorney for Major Hawkes at the time he made his settle ment with Colonel Heistand, related the substance of an interview with General Corbln concerning the settlement. Hawkcs, it appears, desired an appoint ment in & way of settlement, and General Corbln ordered him (Mclntyre) to Assist ant Secretary Meiklejohn. The latter, disclaiming any connection with the hemp combination, eaid he would be glad to do something for Hawkes. The details of the settlement effected, according to Mcln tyre, Included the appointment of Hawkes to a civil position. Mclntyre wanted a promise that Hawkes should be retained in the office, but Mr. Meiklejohn had said he could not give such assurances. He added that nothing ever was said by Mr. Meiklejohn indicating that the appoint ment was made as a consideration of the settlement. Major Hawkes was called and ques tioned regarding the bill of expenses ho had presented, and concerning copies of letters written by Hawkes to Heistand. The witness said he had no knowledge of coDfcs havinsr "been made at the time of settlement. These copies were made by aJ friend, who had the papers for a time without -(his knowledge. Senator Harris questioned himconcern ing a letter he had written to Colonel Hei stand, which conflicted with his present statement He declared that his present statement was correct. The witness had written James E. Boyd, of the company, releasing him from any claim, because Boyd was the witness' personal friend. Major Hawkes also said that he never learned from any of the persons named Boyd, Allen, Corbln and Meiklejohn that they -were in the company, all such- rep resentations coming from Heistand. Captain H. R. Wharton testified con cerning a meeting in Dudley & Mlche ner's office, when Heistand and Hawkes were present. The talk was upon the subject of the profits of the hemp deal. He heard mention of the names of Boyd, Meiklejohn, Heistand and Hawkes, but in what connection he could not say. General H. C. Corbln, Adjutant-General, testified that Colonel Heistand made a general statement to him concerning the organization of a company, and asked him if he would like to Invest In it. He then favored the concern, but two or three days later he told Heistand that he had no money to Invest In any com pany. Some time afterward Assistant Secretary Allen came to him and said that a man named Hawkes was using both their names to float some scheme. He told Allen that Hawkes had no au thority to use his name. Neither Boyd nor Meiklejohn ever talked to him con cerning the organization of the company. He had never discussed the matter with Hawkes. He knew of Hawkes, as he was appointed in the volunteers, and subse quently applied for another appointment. The papers for the latter place were withdrawn. r Later Hawkes came to him with a claim against Heistand, and he had sent it to Heistand. That was all his connection with the matter. He wanted to state, he said, for the honor of his country, that he never heard it in timated before that the War Department could be used for any dishonorable pur pose. Judge James E. Boyd also denied any connection with the company. He had known Hawkts for several years, and helped Tiim to get a commission in the volunteers. No suggestion ever was made that he (Boyd) was to receive stock in the company for nothing. Major Hawkes said he had endeavored to sell the whole story to New York pa pers, and likewise had unsuccessfully of fered to sell it to the National Democratic Committee, prior to the election, for $300 "and other considerations." The offer was not accepted. Itawkes said he then with drew the papers upon assurance from a Government official that his case would be taken up and satisfactorily settled. He was asked if he. had not approached Lawrence S. Holt, of North Carolina, and offered to hush up the case for a consid eration of $S00. Hawkes replied, in heat, that $800 would not hush up anything. "Any man that says so is a liar and I will so brand him." Major Hawkes testified as to his Inter views of Flint, Eddy & Co., of New York, to- whom he announced his purpose of organizing a company "to control the hemp trade of the Philippines." He said Colonel Heistand had guaran teed that if the combination were- put through the tariffs could be "fixed." Hei stand had said he could get a Mr. Smith, at the head of the Insular Bureau of the War Department, into the combination. Adjourned until tomorrow. JTATIOlf AI BAXEC ORGAXIZATIOK. Summary at Returns Received, by the Controller of the Currency. WASHINGTON, Oct 2. The Control ler of the Currency has prepared a sum mary of returns Telatlve to the organiza tion of National banks under the provi sions of the National currency law, amend ed by the act of March 14, 1900, statistics being brought down to the close of Sep tember, 1901. During the 1S& 'months ended Septem ber 50 there were organized 815 banks, with a capital of 536,512,000, and with a deposit of bonds as securities for circula tion of 510,656,750. Included in the num ber of banks are 96, with capital -under 550,000 each, and aggregate capital stock of 512,747,000. Banks of capital of 550,000 or over number 229. and aggregate capi tal being 523,855,000. In number of organizations the Middle States lead with 224 and capital of 512, 055,000. The Western States organized 151 with a capital of 54,895,000; the .Pacific States, including Hawaii, 22, with a cap ital of 51,435,000. In point of number of organizations, Texas leads with 90 hanks. Since March 14, 1900, the number of banks In existence has increased from 3617 to 4254, the capital stock from 5616,309,095 to 5661, 851,695; bonds deposited, from 5244,612,570 to 5330,721,930, and circulation secured by bonds and by lawful money from 5254,402, 730 to 5358,830,548, is an Increase of 5104, 427,817. HAY MAY RETIRE. If He Docs, Gxrse Says Root Will Be His Successor. DENVER, Oct 2. A special to the Re publican from Boulder, Colo.j says: Lyman J. Gage, Secretary of the "United States Treasury, arrived here today, on his way to Camp Talcott Speaking of the rumored intention of Secretary Hay to retire from the Cabinet, Mr. Gage said: "Secretary Hay is getting tired of the business He Is a man of the strlptest honor. He is very sensitive, however, and It hurts him. after he has worked hard, to be misrepresented and lampooned. He is Independently rich. He can do as he wishes, go wherever he desires. He has a very few Intimate friends, and would rather enjoy life surrounded by agreeable companions and his books than attend to the tiresome routine of the office of Sec retary of State. I should not be surprised If he would soon withdraw. If so. Root will probably be his successor." LABOR LEGISLATION. A Comparative Report hy the Indus trial Commission. WASHINGTON, Oct 2. A comparative report upon labor legislation was Issued today hy the Industrial Commission. It shows that only as to a few subjects does foreign legislation exceed In bulk and de tail the legislation enacted by this coun try. The most important subjects legis lated upon abroad, but not touched upon by this Government or its states and 'ter ritories, are the state Insurance systems found ,in some European countries -and some of the Australian colonies, hut not as yet in Great Britain, and the great guild system of Germany, corresponding In a measure to our state legislation re specting labor unions, but establishing a far more -elaborate system. Legislation upon the Continent is more precise and definite as to apprenticeship than in this country or in England. The tendency in the Unitea States has been to abolish apprentice laws entirely, or for such laws to fall into disuse, the control of ap prentice to depend upon the action of la bor unions. Continental legislation also exceeds that of this country in factory acta, regulation of shops, hours of labor, sweat shops, employment, etc. There is an elaborate system of legislation for the Interference by the state in labor disputes, found In Its perfection in France and Bel gium, but more or less also in other Eu ropean countries, as well as in the Aus tralian colonies. No country except the United States, according to? the report, has legislation giving political protection to labor. This may be attributed to the European cus tom of leaving such matters to the po lice or military- There is an essence abroad of special legislation for certain classes, like railway employes; of stat utes against combinations by emplbyers' or employes against blacklisting, strikes and boycotts. Blacklisting, however, is impossible In some European countries where every workman is furnished an official pass-book, in which the employers must write the date and reason for the discharge. No Discrimination Against Japanese WASHINGTON. Oct 2. The Japanese Government has been told courteously that the United States officials had no in tention to discriminate on account of race in making the personal examinations in quarantine at San Francisco and Honolulu which led to the filing of remo.nstrances by the former government. The quaran tine rules are said to have been based on purely geographical and sanitary consid erations, and are not enforced toward Japanese with greater rigor than toward other peoples. It is believed that the ex planation will be satisfactory. Commander of the Ranger. WASHINGTON, Oct. 2. Commander William P. Potter has been detached .from the -League Island navy-yard, Phil adelphia, and ordered to command the Ranger on the Pacific station. The or der previously assigning Commander Den nis H. Mahan, at the Puget Sound navy yard, to that vessel, has been revoked. Lieutenant-Colonel John M. Mclnnes, Ordnance Department, has been ordered to San Francisco, for duty as Chief Ord nance Officer of the Department of Cali fornia. Xevr Almond Imported. WASHINGTON, Oct 2. The Depart ment of Agriculture has finally succeeded in securing the Jordan almond, exporta tion of which has been rigorously prohib ited by Spain for some years, and this Government will now experiment with it to determine the best localities for grow ing it This species of almond is regarded by the agricultural authorities as the finest in the world. The bush has been forwarded here by the department's agent, who is exploring that section of the world for rare plants. Will Discontinue Dying Bonds. WASHINGTON. Oct 2. The Secretary of the Treasury announced today the in tention of the Treasury Department to discontinue for the present the purchase of bonds for the sinking fund. The amount of 520,000,000 for which proposals were in vited on September 10 was reached at noon today. By the terms of the Secretary's announcement today no further proposals in the existing circumstances will be con sidered. HONOLULU COURT ROW. This Time It Is Over the Use of Judge Frcar's Room. HONOLULU. H. L, Sept. 25, via Vic toria, B. C, Oct. 2. The first Circuit and Superior Court of the Territory had an other clash last Friday. As a result, the bailiff of the Supreme Court and the bail iff of the grand jury of the Circuit Court had a physical encounter outside the room occupied by the grand jury, the two officers meeting in efforts to carry out the orders given them. The cause of the trouble this time was the occupancy of the chambers of Chief Justice Frear, who Is absent, by the grand jury. The room formerly occupied by the jury was too small, and Deputy Attorney General Davis asked Judge Gear for a better room, proposing to use Frear's room- Gear stated that he had no author ity to order the jury to occupy Frear's room, but that the jurors could do so if they wished. Davis at once secured the keys, and the jury began to use the room. Friday morning Associate Justice Perry, the only member of the Supreme Court who Is in the city now.-ordered Bailiff McGurn to take possession of the room and exclude the grand jury. He took the position that it was on outrageous invar sion of Frear's private office for the grand jury to enter the room. When McGurn -started to unlock the door of the room he was resisted by Bail iff Noy, of the grand Jury. Hd overpow ered Noy, and then Judge Gear, him self, of the First Circuit Court who had been attracted by the noise, stood guard at the door of the grand jury's quarters and defied the Supreme Court bailiff to oust him. The bailiff was just about to do so when Justice Perry stopped him. The Department of Public Works author ized the use of the room, and it Is still being used. An order signed by Judge Gear is on the door ordering all persons except those entitled to enter the room to keep out as the grand Jury's private pa pers are in the room. Tax on Rogers Estate. N NEW YORK, Oct. 2. The official ap praisement of the estate of Jacob S. Rogers, the locomotive builder, of Pater son, N. J., who left his millions to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been filed at the Surrogate's office in Paterson. It shows that his estate Is valued at a little more than 53,500,000. Double taxes will have to he paid on all the personal property. In the first place, the State of New Jersey will exact 5 per cent on the whole of this valuation, as the executors have to give an account of this to the state. Second, each state has laws providing that no stock will be transferred from the name of a deceased person on the stock book of a corporation unless a tax Is paid on it In some states this tax Is high. In this way the holdings will be taxed twice, as most of the stock Is in companies outside of New Jersey. This tax alone will deplete the estate by fully 5500,000. Question of Riparian Rights. MOBILE, Ala., Oct 2. Judge Toulmln, of the United States Circuit Court, has rendered an Important decision against the City of Mobile, In an equity suit In volving the ownership of valuable prop erty within the limits of the city. The question was one of riparian rights and ownership, and Judge Toulmln decided that while the legal title to the lahd was in the name of the city it was est6pped from asserting title because It had been granting property-owners the right to build wharves and bulkheads. This liti gation involved the possession of the en tire river front, valued at 520,000,000, and the suit, while it involved only about 5100.000 of values, has settled the law as to ownership of the river front and its many valuable Improvements, sheds, warehouses, docks, mills, booms, etc. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. AH drug-gists refund the money if it falls to cure. E. TV. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c. IN SCHLEY'S BEHALF (Continued from First Page.) Judge-Advocate Did you attach, "to your official report of July 3 a copy .of 'the notes of said action? "Yes, sir." "Where did you obtain this copy?" "From the executive officer. Lieutenant Harlow." "Did you, at the time, know whether there were any differences between this copyr as attached to your, official report, and the copy as it appears on your, log book?" "Yes, sir; I knew there was some slight difference." "From whom did you learn these dif ferences, and was any explanation made of this fact to you?" "When I was writing my report of the aetion of- July a I said to Lieutenant Har low: 'I desire a copy of your notes taken during the action to accompany my re port to the Admiral.' His reply, as I how remember It, was: 'Those notes were taken for the representative of a' newspaper on board the Brooklyn, and 1 would like to make some changes in them.' I said.: 'Very well, I wish the notes to go with my report.' He after ward submitted to me the notes written in scrip, which I read over and enclosed in my report to the Admiral." "Mention has been made of the copy ,, o ; o - --------- of the notes sent to the Brooklyn which were printed on board that vessel. Do you recognize that paper?" (handing him a printed pamphlet). "I have seen a copy of this before. If I am not . mistaken several were sent through the Vixen." "What does it purport to be?" "An account of the engagement with the Spanish squadron as" seen 'from the U. S. S. Vixen, July 3, 1893, U. S. S. Brook lyn, flagship." Comparison of Notes. At this point Judge-Advocate Lemly had the witness compare the original copy of the Harlow notes with the copy printed on board the Brooklyn; with the result of shdwing that the notes had been changed before being printed, so as to make the- account say that at 10:05 the two ieading ships of the enemy "bore well on the Brooklyn's starboard quarter," in stead of on her "starboard bow," and that at 11:45 the Brooklyn was "one point on port bow," instead of "one point on star board bow." The court then adjourned for luncHeon. "When the court, reconvened alter lunch, Captain Lemly continued his ques tioning of Commander Sharp concerning the changes in the notes made by Lieu tenant Harlow, as follows: Judge Advocate In the entry made In your log, hour 10:15, the two leading ships of the enemy are given as well on the starboard bow of the Brooklyn, are they not? Commander Sharp (reading) "The two leading ships of the enemy were well on her starboard bow," yes, sir. "Now In the copy printed on the Brook lyn, what Is the bearing of those ships?" Commander Sharp (reading) "The two leading ships were well on her starboard quarter." It says "quarter" here and "bow" In the notes of the Vixen's log. "Then the Brooklyn Is placed further ahead by the printed copy of the log, is she not?" "Either ahead or the ships of the Span ish fleet further astern, yes, sir." "In the entry made at 11:45 A. M. It appears from your log that the Brooklyn bore one point on the port bow of the Vixen, does it not?" Commander Sharp (reading) "The Brooklyn one point on the port bow dis tant about three miles." In the notes "Brooklyn one point on the starboard bow distant about three miles." ' "What is the effect of the differences between the copy of the log book and the notes?" "The copy of the Brooklyn's printed notes would put the Brooklyn further In shore or the Vixen further out, sir, as the case might be." Cross-examining the witness, Captain Parker elicited from him the statement that the print of the word "starboard" in Lieutenant Harlow's entry for 11:45, as printed in the Brooklyn print of the notes, corresponds with the official print as given In the appendix, that word be ing given in place of the word "port," as originally stated In the notes. Captain Parker also called the attention of the witness to the entry In Lieutenant Har low's notes, wherein he said: "11:15, thB Iowa is gaining on the Massachus etts," and asked if he had read the notes at the time, calling his attention to the fact that the Massachusetts was then at Guantanamo. Commander Sharp re plied that he did read the notes, but thought he must have overlooked this no tation. Changes in the Copy. Captain Parker then asked whether it was not true that the changes from the original copy, appearing In the Brooklyn print, had been made by Lieutenant Har low himself before he delivered the transcript to him (Sharp) for Commodore Schley. The witness replied that he did not think so. Captain Parker You can hardly remem ber at this time whether the Brooklyn was on the starboard or port bow, can you? "Yes, sir; tny impression is she was on the port bow." Captain Parker Now, knowing that fact, may it not be possible that, before you sent those notes to. the Commodore the word "starboard" may have been changed Into "port" or vice versa? If you read the notes over before you took them to the Commodore and saw any Inaccuracies you probably ' would have changed them, would you not? "I am afraid I did not look them over as carefully as-1 should have done. That is an error undoubtedly about the Brook lyn being on the starboard bow. It was on the port side." Mr. Raynor Do you remember when you handed to Commodore Schley the' type written transcript of the Harlow notes from which the pamphlet was printed that you said: "Commodore Schley, theSB are the true notes of the fight, which will stand." "I have no recollection of using such language." "I want to see if you recollect this in cident: Do you remember that, on the afternoon of the 1st or 2d of July, you were called alongside the Brooklyn and by a megaphone message from Lieuten ant Sears, speaking for Commodore Schleyt directed to go to the New York and report to Admiral Sampson that Com modore Schley had observed suspicious movements of smoke In the harbor, indi cating that vessels were moving toward tVio nntr-irna onrl ffcnf r"nTnTnnrIntA Schlev thought the enemy was preparing to come iOui; mat you oia go 10 me w n& and report to Admiral Sampson, as di rected, and that by Admiral Sampson you jvere ordered to go to each vessel on the blockade and repeat Commodore Schley's message with an additional order from Ad miral Sampson, directing the ships to close In and keep a sharp lookout; that you performed this duty and so report ed later in the same day that you had done as directed?" His memory Failed. - "I have no remembrance of the occur rence, I am sorry to say. I wish I could remember." "Is it possible that this could have oc curred? The "Vixen was constantly on er rands of this sort?" "Constantly." "And, owing to the many services and missions of that sort she performed, is it probable you might have forgotten this?" "It is 'always probable, possible, also." The court asked a number of questions, which, with responses, were as follows: "Were the positions of the Brooklyn and Oregon, relative to the Vixen during the battle of July 3, taken from Lieutenant Harlow's notes or from your personal ob-, servatlons?" "From my recollection of the fight that day," "During the attack on the Colon May 31, could you see if the shots from the squadron struck near the enemy?" "I could not" By the court What conversation, If any, - - - - - - o o -- Leave of Absence v I Granted tKe" Ambassador, to 1 England. JOSEPH H. CHOATE. NEW YORK. Oct. 2. According to a dispatch to the "World from London, Ambassador Choate has applied to the State Department at Washington for leave of absence, and proposes to sail for tfeW York a week from next Saturday. It is believed Mr. Choate's visit to Washlnston Is Inspired mainly by his desire to obtain an agreement on the canal treaty, although, of course, he also has personal rea sons for undertaking the trip. tMtHMtHMMtM8 had you with- Commodore Schley relat ing to the object of the bombardment on May 31, while you were taking him to the Massachusetts? "The only conversation I remember was that relative to what should become of the Vixen after the Commodore left" By the court What 4 signals, If any, were made by Jhe Brooklyn from the commencement to the end of the battle of July 3? "The Brooklyn had hoisted the signal: Enemy attempting to escape.'- That Is In the notes. There may have" been others, but I do not find any here." By the court State the oVders under which you acted when on blockade when off Santiago. "My Impression is that I received my instructions from Commander McCalla to So Inside the line of vessels and to the seaward of Santiago about two miles. That Is for the 29th. 30th and 31st of May." Slgsbee Recalled. Captain Slgsbee was then recalled to correct the official copy of his testimony of yesterday, but before he proceeded, Mr. ( Raynor asked him whether, "In view of me siuie ui. ine wuiiuiur aim me sea. un May 26, ships could have coaled with safety to them." Captain Slgsbee replied i "Possibly, yes, on the evening of the 26th, but at risk of danger to the ships. The weather had somewhat abated and I can not say that it would have been impossible." Captain Slgsbee also made an addition to his statement of yesterday concerning any statement that he might have made to Admiral Sampson or any one else, to the effect that Commodore Schley was blockading 'Santiago harbor 25 miles out at sea. He said: "I did not and never have stated that Admiral Schley was blockading 25 miles out at sea." The court asked questions of Captain Slgsbee as follows: "You have stated there were two meet ings of commanding officers off Santiago while you were blockading there, have you not?" "I stated that, to 'the best of my recol lection, there were. I am not too firm in the belief. I am p6sltive of one." "Upon what ship or ships were these meetings or this meeting held?" "Either the Yale or the Harvard." "Were the meetings accidental or by or der of the senior officer present?" "By order of the senior officer present." "What was the object of these meet ings?" "They were informal meetings to talk over the situation. I remember I ob jected to one because the Spaniards might come out and catch us out of our ships at any time, and I wanted to go aboard my ship. The meeting was broken up on my account." Mr. Hanna handed to Captain Slgsbee a press copy book containing the order to himself, In response to which he had pro ceeded to Santiago to meet the flying squadron. The dispatch read: "Proceed at once off Santiago. The Spanish fleet is reported there; communicate occasion ally." Captain Slgsbee said the dispatch was correct. He was then excused. Watch Officer of the Brooklyn. When Captain Slgsbee left the witness stand he was succeeded by Lieutenant James G. Doyle, who was watch officer on board Commodore Schley's flagship, the Brooklyn, during the Spanish war. There was much Interest in his appear ance, as he Is the first of the Brooklyn's officers to be called sipce the Inquiry be gan. He was called by the department, but when Captain Lemly had concluded his examination Mr. Raynor announced that it had been Admiral Schley's In tention to have Lieutenant 'Doyle sum moned as a witness in his behalf. He, therefore, with the consent of the Court, questioned the witness as If his examina tion had been in chief and did not con fine himself to cross-examination. Jn response to questions by Captain Lemly, Lieutenant Doyle said that, dur ing the battle of Santiago, he had had charge of the two-waist turrets. He had, he said, written the log giving the ac count of the battle as there recorded, but afterward an addenda had been made by the Navigator. When the Brooklyn steamed westward the witness was first in the port turret and then in the star board turret. "Did you have an opportunity of ob serving which way the vessel turned?" Captain Lemly asked. The witness responded in the affirma tive. He said, however, that he did not hear the orders given to the man at the wheel. "What did you observe?" "I observed, while in the port turret, that we had an opportunity of firing at the Spanish ships and the turret was trained nearly ahead. The Spanish ships were a little bit then on our port bow and we lost sight of them by our ship turn ing with a starboard helm. Then It was that the order was given to man the star board battery, and as I crossed from one turret to the other I" observed the Span ish ships a little bit on our starboard bow. As soon as I got in that turret I swung the gun sharp on the starboard bow. In the meantime, some of our own guns had fired, probably in the forward 8-inch turret, so I could see nothing at all for" the dense smoke. While in that position and while the turret was being trained, Mr. Mason, the executive officer, passed down the starboard gangway, 'tail ing 'Sharp on the starboard quarter, and I accordingly trained the turret around and picked the Spanish up on our- star board quarter, and from then on it wa3 a constant strain of the turret until we had the Spanish ships about abeam." "What do you mean, exactly, when you say the vessel turned the starboard helm?" "She was then turning with a starboard helm because that Is the reason we lost sight of the Spanish ships." "But you do not mean. If 1 understand you, she made the full turn with star- board helm?" "Oh, no"; at that time I was under the Impression tliat It had, yes."" " ' "How did you come to enter In the ship's log that the vessel turned with a star board helm? Do you recognize that log (handing him the log of the Brooklyn)?" ."I do." Turning of the Port Helni. The witness then, in response to a ques tion, 'read to the court that- part of the log book which relates to the turning of the port helm, as follows: "At 9:30, went to quarters for muster, and Inspection and Immediately after ward the Spanish squadron was "noticed coming outT-of the harbor. The leading ship, the Maria Theresa, flagship, opened Are at once, This ship (the Brooklyn) and the other vessels, namely, Texas, Oregon, Indiana, Iowa, Vixen and Gloucester, en gaged the enemy at once. The enemy stood towards us at first, then put helm aport and stood alongshore close into the westward. We engaged with port bat tery at first, standing 'In for the Maria Theresa, the Colon and the Vlzcaya, all three of which we engaged, but just as soon as the enemy stood to the west ward, put helm to port, swinging (a lit tle interline here) clear of the fire of the Texas so as to bring the starboard bat tery to bear and stood parallel to the en emy." The witness then stated that the orig inal entiy In the log had made It appear that the helm was put to starboaVd In stead of to port, as It appears In the per manent log. The change, he said, had been made July 5, two days after the ac tion. Asked why he changed It, Mr. Doyle said: "I changed it after I had had a discus sion with Sharp. I had been under the impression, as I have stated, that we had turned with a starboard helm. Sharp was aboard the Brooklyn on July 5 to luncheon with us, and I had a discus sion with him that day on that subject I think that Is the time I changed it" "Do you know whether the Navigator had then signed the log as correct?" "I do not, sir." "Why wbre the Interlined words put in?" "They were put In, I think; In fact, I know, at the suggestion of some person, probably the Navigator. They were put in evidently after the log was written up, because they are interlined." "About how was the ship heading at that time within the ciuadrant of a cir cle southward to westward, northward to eastward?" Movements of the Brooklyn. "We were headed at the beginning of the battle Inshore; that Is to say, the head of our ship was probably about north, and as soon as the Spanish ships came out and I got on top of the port tur ret, the ship was then moving ahead and ,turnlng with port helm, because the Span ish ships were a little on our starboard bow, but we were making the port bat tery, and started to swing first and brought the port battery into action. Now then,' we must have continued around there, as I know now, but when I was in the starboard turret we lost sight of the ships because they were on our part bow." "The effect, then, of putting the helm aport, omitting the interlined words, In order to bring the starboard battery to bear, would be to send the vessel through more than ISO degrees, would It not, in turning?" "Certainly, yes; we were headed about northeast, and that would 'mean more than ISO degrees." "The cheaper way would have been to put the helm to starboard, would it not?" "I am not prepared to say." "If the ship was headed northeast and the chase was going nearly west, or on a westward course?" "Yes, you could make the turn in that way." "Do you, of your own knowledge, know of anything to prevent your turning?" "When I was on top of the starboard turret It looked very much to me a9 though we were going to have a general melee or mix-up with the Spanish ships." "How far were they from you at that time?" "When we look them up on the star board quarter, after we made part of the turn, as I remember the range, it was 1400 yards." "How do you verify that range?" "I have no way of verifying that. We had to take the range given to us." "What I mean by verifying Is as to whether or not shots were fired at that range, and how they fell." "I did not see the shots. I fired at that range; I fired one, I know." Mr. Raynor then took the witness and asked him if It were not true that the change In the log was not due to an error on the part of the witness and to no desire on the part of anybody to falsify the facts. "Absolutely," was the response. "And the error," continued Mr. Ray nor, "occurred, as I understand you to say', In this way: That during the action you could not see on account of the smoke, and that the ship did turn with starboard helm and was so entered." "Yes," was the reply. "We lost track of the enemy In the first Instance with the port battery by our own bow shutting the enemy out and showing that at that time we must have had our helm a little to starboard or that the enemy was going with starboard helm." "And then, when you learned you had been mistaken, you made the change?" "I changed the entry, and I think If you had the rough copy here you would find It was changed in my own handwriting." Testimony for Schley. Mr. Raynor then stated to the court that It was his desire to treat Lieutenant Doyle as a witness for Admiral Schley. To this the court assented, and Mr. Raynor asked the witness a series of questions calcu lated to bring out a brief history of the Brooklyn's part in the Santiago campaign and a full statement of his observations while an officer on board that vessel. Mr. Doyle said in response to these ques tions that while at Key West, which port the Brooklyn had left at the head of the flying squadron, May 19, 1S98, he had heard nothing of the Spanish fleet, nor had he then been Informed of a secret code of signals arranged by Captain McCalla for communicating with the Cuban insurgents. Relating the particulars of the blockade oft Clenfuegos by the flying squadron from May 21 to 24, Lieutenant Doyle said he recalled the arrival xof the Iowa and the Dupont off Clenfuegos on May 22, of the Hawk on the 23d, and of the Marble head on the 24th. He said that he had observed three lights which looked like bonfires on the shore each night that the squadron lay off Clenfuegos, but that neither he nor any one else on board, so far as he knew, understood their purport He also told of a reconnaissance of the harbor at Clenfuegos the evening of May 22, of the conversation with the officers of the British ship AduTa, and of the arrival of the Marblehead and the departure of the entire squadron for Santiago after the last-named vessel had communicated with the Cubans ashore. The Start for Santiago. Then he said, on the night of the 24th, the ships formed in squadron and started eastward, the speed at first being nine knot9 an hour, but afterwards being re duced to accommodate the small vessels, the Vixen and the Eagle. When they made their start there was quite a surf, a "long swell off the sea," and on the 25th the weather was still worse, making it very dlttlcuft for the yachts to keep up. 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