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President Says Nothing Was
Done to Warrant Unusual
Reward for Either.
IT WAS A CAPTAIN'S HGH
Clark Khotild Have. Been O I veil
Wants the Matter
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19.-Tbe presl
dent today mwde public the statement
on Admiral Schley's appeal and the
answer thereto from the navy depart
ment. The president says:
"t have examined both with the
utmost par an welt m tb proceeding
appeal 10 the secretary of the navy
t have read through all the testimony
taken befr the court and the state'
ment of counsel for Admiral Samp
m and Admiral Schley; have exam
Ined all official report of every kind
In reference to the Santiago naval
ram mil en. and have also pi-wnal!y
had before me the four surviving cap
talna fnmi the Ave ships. 'l J from
those of the two admiral", wh'ch were.
actively engaged at Santiago.
"It apivear that 'he cotirt of In
onlry m unanimous In ! rinding
of fact and unanimous In !t expres
sions of opinion and moit of lt find
tnira of fact. No appeal 1 made to
me from the verdict of the court on
thew point, whew It was unanimous.
I have, however, gone carefully .ver
Mh. nlilmn on theie point also.
am satisfied that, on the holi the
court did substantial Justice.
WHERB SCHLEY RTtTtniK
"It ahould have specifically' con
demned the failure to enforce en ef
,.int niKht blockade at Santiago
wi.il. Admiral Schley. In com
mand.' On the other hand. I reel that
there la a reasonable doubt whether he
did not move hla squadrw sui-
flclent expedition from port to port,
Tti cMirt la united In .ondemning ao
,-hieVa action on the point
where it seems to me he most gravely
erred his "relrr.gra.ie movement.
whon he abandoned the blockade ana
hla disobedience of order and mis
statement of facta In relation tnereio.
It ahould be remembered, however,
that the majority 01 iw
which the court censures occurred rive
week or more before th fight Mseir,
nd It certainly seems that If Admir
al Bchley a action were censurnble h
.hould not bave been left a aecona
In command, under Admiral Sainpaon
Ilia offenees were In effect condoned
when he waa not called to account for
tlwm. Admiral Ssmpson. aner mo
fight, In an official letter to the de
partment; alluded for the flrnt time to
Admiral Schley a "reprenenmme con
duct" alx wwka prevtoualy. Tf Ad
mlrnl Schley wan guilty of reprehen-
alble conduct of any kind which called
for such notice from Admiral Samp
on. then Admiral Sampson ouRht not
to have left him aa senior officer of
the blockading squadron on the third
of July, when he (Sampson) steamed
away on his proper errand of comma
nlcatlnn with General Shatter.
QUESTION OF COMMAND. .
"We can. therefore, for our present
purposes, dlsmlaa conalderation of ao
much of the appeal aa relattea to any
thlna except the battle. As rgarda
this, the point rolaed in the appeal la
between Admiral" Sampson and Schley
aa to which waa In command ana an
to which waa entitled to the credit, If
aiitt nt i hom was really entitled to
any unusual and pre-.emlnent credit
by any special exhibit of gnuius, skill
and courage. The court could have
considered both of these questions, tout
a matter of fact ft unanimously
excluded the evidence offered upon
them and through Ita pre-announced
refusal to hear Admiral Sampson a
side at all. and dn view of such ex-
cluhlon, a majority of the court acted
with entire propriety In not expressing
any opinion on this point. The mat
ter has. however, been raised by ttfe
president of the court Horeover, It Is
a point upon -which Admiral Schley In
his appeal lays most stress, and which
he especially asks me to consider.
'The appeal of Admiral Schley to
me la not, as tb this, the chief point
he raises, really an appeal from the
decision of the court of Inquiry. Flve-
alxtihs of the appeal la devoted to this
question of command and credit; that
Is, to the matter which the court of
inquiry did not consider. It Is tn ef
fect an appeal from the action of Pres
ident MoKlnley three years ago, -when
he sent in' recommendations for pro
motion for various officers connected
with the Santiago squadron, basing
these recommendation upon his esti
mate of rrefflt to which the officers
were respectively entitled.
"What I have to decide, therefore,
Is whetlwr or not President McKln
ley did Injustice In ihe matter. This
necessarily Involves a comparison of
the actions of the different command
ers engaged. Kxhausllve official re
port ut the action leave little to be
brought out anew; but as the jues
tlm of Admiral Sampson's right to be
considered In chief command, which
was determined' In til favor by Presi
dent McKlnlry and liter by the court
of claims, has never hitherto been of
ficially revised, I deemed It best to se
cure statements from commanders of
the five ships (other than the Brook'
lyn and New TorkJ wMrh were ao
lively engaged In the fight."
WAS CAPTAINS' FIOHT.
The president then Includes state
ment's from th five captains.' and
"The question as to which one of
the two men, Admiral Sampson or
Admiral Schley was at the time In
command is of merely a nominal char
acter. It was a captain's fight
'Therefor the credit to which of
the two Is entitled, rests on matters
apart from the claim of nominal com
niand over the squadron; for, so far
as the actual fight waa concerned,
neither one or ,th nther.ln fact, ex-
ercea any command, mmpson was
hardly more than tecJmiaelly In the
fight. Ills ral claim for credit reU
upon his work as commander-in-chief;
ion the excellence of the blockade:
upon the preparedness of the squad
ron: upon the arrangement of the
ships ahead In a seml-clrcle around
he harbor and the standing orders In
accordance with which they eotMtantly
moved to the attack of the Spaniards
whm the latter appeared. For all
these things, credit Is his.
WHAT BROOKLTN DID.
"Admiral Schley is rightfully entl-
tled-s is Captain Cookto the credit
of what the Brooklyn did In the tight.
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
HER PLANS THWARTED
AMERICA tJIUL I'XAIJLE
TO Him' KIHTKR'S IIODY
Held for Two Months In (Was-
Hotel-Wanted It Inter
red on American Soil.
NBW TO UK, Feb. 1.-Th discovery
that a coffin containing the body of a
New York girl had laid In a Glasgow,
Scotland hotel for two months has
Just been made, says a Glasgow dis
patch to the Journal and American.
The sister of the dead girl had the
body embalmed to take to New York
but whs unable to safl in January
as she had planned. Then she bought
leaden coffin and had the body
placed In It. She contrived to ktep
secret the fact that she had placed
the coffin In a private room of the ho
tel. In the mewntlme ehe tried to sell
her business, meaning to salt every
day, but did not succeed until Tues
day. Suspicious hotel employes then noti
fied the- health board and 4he authori
ties caused the coffin to be transfer
red to the morgue. The sister who
guarded the body so sealously abso
lutely refused to reveal her name. She
will rail Thursday for New York with
Th authorities and the hotel pro
prietors refuse to give the name of
the young woman who thus heroical
ly labored to secure for her elter a
burial in the land she loved America.
ARRESTED ON SUSPICION.
Ex-Soldier In San Franetaco Chartred
With Shooting Annie Anderson.
SAN FRANQISCO, Feb. 19.-Frank
Almberg, an eg-aoldler, has been ar
rested on suspicion of being the man
who shot Annie Anderson on Ashberry
street Sunday night Almberg denies
knowing anything about the shooting.
He claims that he will be able to
prove that he was not In the vicinity
of the attempted murder. Police Of
ficer Nelson, who arrested Mm, be
lieves that he Is the right man. The
police are Inclined to the theory that
the murderous Assault on the young
woman was done by a Jealous lover,
who mistook Miss Anderson for a wo
man against who he had vowed ven
geance for rejecting him.
TEXAS OUTLAW CAPTURED.
EI. PASO, Tex., Feb. 19. Ramon
Gallngo, leader of the island band of
outlaws who . In 1893 ambushed and
killed Captain Jones, of the First Tex
as Rangers, has been captured by Ed
Bryant, an ex-ranger. Gallngo has
been hiding but recently became In
volved in a shooting affray In Dona
Ana County, N. M., and his . return
from old Mexico was reported to the
officers here who have since been on
the lookout for him.
Wheeler's LateT Speech Again
Made Topic For Elo
BOUTELLE TRACES HISTORY
Entertain the Honae In Witty
Speech on Previous Visits
of Royalty Others
Take Part. '
WASHINGTON, Feb, 19.-AgaJn to
day the general debate on the Indian
appropriation bill was devot?d s'mort
entirely to extraneous topics. .As on
yesterday, the Issue raised toy Wheel
er, of Kentucky, a few days J go. came
in for considerable attention and was
the feature of the session.
Iiromwell. of Ohio, Republican; Kern,
of Illinois. Democrat, and Fleming, of
Georgia. Democrat, added their views
to the literature on the subject, but
Boutelle, of Illinois. Republican, enter
tained the house most He was well
fortified with material and with ex
ceedingly good temper and a trench
ant display of wit, he traced the h's-
tory of what Wheeler had called
"truculent sycophancy," as h said,
from the day when the first Democratic
president purchased the bogus coat of
arms to the entertainment of Queen
Lillouqalanl, by the last Democratic
He finally dismissed the whole sub
Ject by saying it should be accepted
abroad as one of the erratic and spo
radio phases of American humor.
Hamilton, of Michigan, Republican,
enlivened, the proceedings with an
entertaining speech on trusts.
Boutelle proceeded with delicate bu
mor . to trace the origin of what Mr.
Wheeler' had called "truVuleOt -syce
phancy." First hp read a letter writ
ten by Thomas Jefferson In 1771. In
which he authorised the purchase of
a coat of arms for him, and from an
other written four years later, tn which
he said that he would rather ber de
pendent on Great Britain' "than any
other country or than none." Then
he paawed down to the days of ' Mar
tin Van Buren and told of the visit
of his son, John, to the court of St.
James, which earned for htm the so
briquet of "Prince John." by which
he was known afterwards. Boutell
said that he felt sure that when the
daughter of the president returned
from the coronation of Edward VII,
she would not be known as "Princess
Boutelle then told a story of the
coronation of the Csar of Russia in
1K!H and of the appearance on that oc
casion of the Democratic ambassador,
Clifton R. Breckinridge, of Arkansas,
in full court costume, knee breeches
and all. Breckinridge , was, he said,
amid laughter, a native of Lexington,
He has been dead politically ever
since." Interjected Fitxgerald, of New
Boutelle then described the reception
of the Queen of Hawaii to Washing'
ton and the honor shown her by Pros
PRICES GO UP.
Scarcity ,of Oysters and Fish in New
NEW YORK, Feb. 19. Great scar
city of oysters and fish is prevalent
here, owing to the recent heavy storms.
Oysters have gone up 10 per cent in
price and the market men are unable
to fill all orders because of 'the crip
pled .transportation facilities. There
has been an advance of 300 per cent
In the prices of some kinds of fish.
Nearly all the fishing schooners at
Fulton market remain tied to the
wharves because of the lack of clam
LEAVE FOR SCENE OF BATTLE.
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 A number of
local sporting men of prominence hav
Just started for Cincinnati, where they
will Join the McGovern party and
witness the McGovern-Sulllvan fight
at Louisville Saturday night
Appliance That Makes Dentistry and
Surgical Operations Painless."
AKRON, O., Feb. 19.-Thomas W.
McCue, of this place, has Invented a
machine which Thomas A- Kdlson de
clared to be the coming Invention of
the age; For five years Mr. McCue
has been at work upon an electrical
machine which will make dentistry
and surgical operations of all kinds
painless. And that he has succeeded
has been demonstrated by the fact I
that by Its means live nerves have
been removed from teeth without the
patient feeling any pain whatever. Mr
Edison, who frequently visits Akron,
the former home of his wifo, has ex
amined thoroughly the machine and
expects to come to Akron soon for the
express purpose of having an opera
tion performed upon twn molars which
have heretofore defied the dentist.
Mr. Mct'ue'R machine, In effect, short
circuits the pain and prevents' It
from reaching the brain. A feat has
been 'accomplished which all electric
ians declared to be impossible name
ly the ' reduction of the electoral
current to the one hundred thous-
aandUi part of a volt
NEW FREIGHT, SERVICE.
Departure of Steamer Meteor From San
Francisco for Hawaiian Ports.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 19 The de
parture of the steamship Meteor for
Honolulu and other Hawaiian rcrts.
via Seattle and Puget Sound pclnts,
mark the beginning of a new ocean
ftelght service between San Francisco
and the Islands, i
The Meteor Is owned by the Globe
Navigation Company, and Is one of a
trio of fast freighters which will here
after leave this port every 20 days and
ocmpete with the Spreckels' line and
the American-Hawaiian Steamship Co.
for the sugar carrying and general
merchandise trade. The other vessels
are the Tamplco and the Eureka, each
of JftfiO tons. None of them will car
ry passengers. ,
SKD30 TO GO TO FLORIDA.
NEW YORK. Feb. 19. The pleasure
yacht Sklbo. built for Mrs. Andrew
Carnegie, has been towed from Nix
ons ship yard to Brooklyn, where it
will be fnrnisiied and taken to Flor
ida waters. 7 There Mrs. Carnegie will
use the boat during the spring.
PAYS TO BE COURTEOUS
RY A MILLIONAIRE.
Extended on the Chicago
and Alton Road.
CHICAGO, eFeb. 19.-Llewellya Ma
son, a conductor on the Chicago 4
Alton Railroad, has Just received as
surance that courtesy to the traveling
public sometimes has its reward.
When the will of W. A. Tyler, a
Bloomlngton millionaire was probated
yesterday It was found to contain the
'To Llewellyn Mason, I bequeath
the sum of $1000 In recognition of the
courteous treatment accorded me
while traveling on Alton road."
Conductor Mason Is over M years
old and has been a conductor on the
Alton for nearly SO years. He now
runs a suburban train between Chi
cago and ollet.
Millionaire Tyler was exceedingly
curious when traveling and was wont
to ask many questions. In 1868 he
happened to take a train upon which
young Mason and the latter spent all
of his spare time on the run to Chi
cago In talking to him. Three or
four times each year Mason carried
the rich man between Jacksonville
and Chicago and later between Bloom-
ington and Chicago and he never once
tired of the old man's questions.
Mr. Tyler made the last trip with
me four years ago and had almost
passed from my mind." said Mason
5t. Louis, Feb. ist, looa.
Ecilpe Hardware Co., Astoria, On
Owing to advances In material and
increased cost of production we withdraw
all previous quotations on Superior
Stoves and Ranges.
Prices will be quoted on application.
BRIDGE AND BEACH MFG. CO.
We Have a few Left at the old prices.
You can Savq by Buying Soon. v ,
Documents Bearing on Conduct
of American Troops
INQUIRY MADE BY LODGE
Reports of Cruelty Have Proved
ToBe Eitherrnfounded T
Or Grossly Ei- ,
WASHINGTON, Feb. to-Responding
to an inquiry from Senator Lodge,
the secretary of ' war today sent to
Mm a large number of oapers bear
ing upon the charge that cruelty l
practiced by American troops on the
natdves In the Philippine. ' Senator
Lodge presented the documents In the
senate.'" ": "" v.
Among the documents forwarded are
the records of 13 Investigations into
such charges, and the secretary says
that "every report or charge of ,fhis
description which has at any time
been brought to the attention of the
war department has been made the
subject of prompt ln7rtgatiou."- '
He adds that ,'n substantial!: every
case inquired into the report has
proved to be eith.-r unfounded or
TARIFF BILL DISCUSSED.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19.-The senate
continued consideration of .the Phil
ippine' tariff bill today1,' the . maiA
speeches being made. by Burrows, of:
Michigan, for the bill, end Money, of '
Mississippi, against it, although Mitch
ell,' of" Oregon: Foraker. of Ohio; Mai-,
lory, of Florida, and Tillman, of South
Carolina all took more or less part in
the general debate on the subject. , r .
QUEER FREAK OF NATURE.
Santa Catallna Islands Said to Be
Sinking Into Pacific Ocean.
BERKELEY,' Cat, Feb. 19. Profes
sor William E. Rltter, of the Univer
sity of California, has made the dis
covery that Santa Catallna Island, the
famous pleasure resort. Is slowly sink
ins; Into the Pacific ocean. '
While dredging for marine animals
on the coast of the Island he found
positive evidence tn rocks and shell
fish that the Island beach had once
extended three-quarters of a mile from
the -reesnt low tide, limit' He esti
mates that the Island Is now 270 feet
lower than It was formerly. : This
movement is apparently going on now,
while the mainland coast opposite Cat
allna Is slowly rising.
DIAMOND THIEF ARRE3TED.
PORTLAND, Feb. 19.-A dlspatcfi
from Montreal, Canada, states that
Charles Savage and his wife (colored),
who are wanted here on a charge of
robbing Albert F. Lowenthal of 110,
00 worth of diamonds last Novem
ber, were arrested there today.
' ' V
PRICE OF BROOMS GO UP.
CHICAGO. Feb. 19.-Delegates of
the Broom Manufacturers Association
of the United States, at the conclu
sion of their two days'special meeting
here today, raised the price of all
brooms 25 cents a dozen. The execu
tive committee of the association was
empowered to make a further advance
up to the. limit of 50 cents a doxen.