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COBVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, laoi.
VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 40,
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
A Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happenings of the Put Week Presented
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
. Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Edward J. Mclntire, JoS Portland,
was murdered near Olequa, Wash.
Five masked men held' up Pendle
ton gambling house for f 1,500.
Arbitration council . will declare
itself incompetent to act on Boer
At Chehali , Jha,W. Ferrier was
acquitted of the murder of Bramon
Bureau chiefs of the treasury de
partment as a body called on Pres
cient Boosevelt. . ,
Duke and Duchess of--York enjoyed
a day on the- Ottawa " river as the
guests of lumbermen.
Admiral Sampson, at his own re
quest, will be relieved as commandant
of the Boston navy yard.-.
resident enaner reviews mo late
steel strike, and severely criticises
other labor organizations.
Czolgosz, the assassin of President
utr:i 1 . i . - 1 rx-
jMUA-iiuey, who piacti .uii bum. ixc
pleaded "guilty" but the court or
dered the plea of "not guilty" to
stand. The prisoner seemed uncon
cerned. Destructive forest fires in' Colorado
A Cheyenne woman shot and killed
Columbia is being .prepared .for the
coming yacht races; ' -; ' -.-
' The Buffalo Expooiti'oiv has suf
fered a heavy financial loss.
No poison was found tn-the bullets
or revolver taken from Czolgosz.
McKinley memorial services were
held at Chicago andpther cirties. .
Harry De Windt Will Again attemt
the overland journey1 via- Behripg
straits. .', " . :i '.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall
and York will visit an Ottawa lum
ber camp. " ': ' .
Col. Murray, commander of Lovatt's
Scouts, was killed by-. Boers on the
Orange river. . .
Explorers in Northern Alaska found
herds of mountain sheep frozen in the
ice of glaciers. ...
The U. S. training ship Mohican
returned from a prolonged. cruise and
reports 90 desertions. :- -'-. '
Herr Johann Most was arrested
after a hard fight while making anar
chist speeches in New, York. s - (- : .
A boy attempted -to photograph
President Boosevelt-as fad left church,
but was stopped by as policeman. : -
Many Boers-will settle in Damara
land. Mrs. McKinley 's condition does no
improve. - -.. y :' .,:-.;.-
W. A. McCormic, timber land deal
er committed suicide.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall
and York are at Montreal.
"The "allied party" was- launched
Dy reiormers ai nansas jy.
Puget Sound conference of the M
E. Church opened at Olympia.
The San Francisco strike :has
resolved itself into a game of seige.
The czar arrived.;?, at Dunkirk,
France, and proceeded! to 'Campiegne.
, Roosevelt inspires confidence by .his
announcement that he will carry out
McKinley 's policy. -
O.'R . N. company arranges for a
monthly exchange fair a help to the
farmer at Pendleton. ,
Citizens of Marshiield, 6r. made a
man leave town because he-spoke.dis?
respectfully of President McKinley.
The body of the late president ar
rived at Cariton. The remains were
taken to the Canton Courthouse,
where they lay in state. ';,
Los raft reaches San Francisco in
safety. r . :
Chinese troops have re-entered
Czolgosz' trial was set lor next
Mrs. McKinley seems to be break
Northern whaling jfleet ... meeting
with poor success.
Frost in the corn belt strengthens
the grain markets. . . , .. . ;
The state funeral of - the late preai
dent occurred at Washington...
The charter commission went on
record in favor of civil service regula
- Roosevelt asked -tils' ' members of
the cabinet to remain througnrout
"- Men are en route from' Ohio to
take the places of the strikers, at San
A pair of old English brass andirons
or ' fire dogs" were sold lor .280 gum
.eas in London the other day. ;
In many of the perfume .'factories
of South Europe only the purest olive
oil is used in fixing the perfumes of
flowers. . '- ,"--'"'; j -, .V;
The Forth bridge is constantly be
ing repainted. So vast is the struc
ture that it takes 50 tons of paint to
give it one coat, and, the area dealt
with is something" like 120 acres
WORSE FATE THAN DREYFUS.
General Hernandez of Venezuela,' is Being
Tortured in Confinement
New York. Sept. 25. According to
the story told here by a Venezulean
who reached New York a few days ago.
General Jose Manuel Henrnandez, the
head of the Conservative party in
Venezuela, and who Is a political pris
oner, is undergoing treatment even
worse than that of Dreyfus on Devil's
Island. His political and military
strength was recently shown, says the
Tribune, Id the organization of a revo
lutionary movement on the frontier,
under the leadership of General Gar-
brane. This uprising which President
Castro called a Colombian invasion,
was, in reality a Henrnandez move
ment, it is said.
Immediately following this," said
one of Hernandez s rormer ieiiow-
prisoners now here, began the sys
tematic attacks on General Hernandez,
which his friends fear will end the
veteran's career. The first move was
to transfer him to the darkest dun
geon In the foul-smelling old fort. A
huge ball was fastened to his ankle.
He is not permitted to see anyone, nor
is he permitted to communicate with
the outside world. He is even denied
the usual exercise about the prison
yard. His keepers take a fiendish de
light In throwing live rats, spiders and
other vermin into his dungeon, particu
larly when he sleeps. . The rations al
lowed' General Henrnandez are only
half those required by a man of his
physical condition." '- ; .--'..
GHASTLY SCENES AT WRECK.
Persons Injured in Hungarian Collision Were
Bucharest, Sept. 25. The collision
yesterday at Palota, between .the Vi
enna express and the petroleum trains,
appears in'the light of latest events, to
have been a most terrible affair. In a
few seconds the whole arena of the
collision became a huge lake of burn
ing petroleum. Trees and every
thing inflammable within an area of
quarter of a mile were destroyed. .
There were some ghastily scenes.
A girl ' was burned to death in sight
of both her parents, who escaped.
M. Dinu, a Roumanian millionaire,
got his foot jammed in the wreckage
and begged one of the train guards
to sever the foot with an ax, promis
ing him a large reward if he would do
Beiore the guard could help
i he sank into the flames and was
burned to death. Schwartz, the con
ductor, who was similarly jammed,
clung so desperately to the man who
tried to extricate him that his would
be rescuer had to be dragged away just
as Schwartz perished in the flames.
Most of the 22 who -were killed
were burned to death. '
BOERS APPEAL IN VAIN.
Administrative Council Will Declare Itself In
competent to Pass on Issues Involved. ".
The Hague, Sept. 25.-It is under
stood that the administrative council
of the arbitration council will declare
itself incompetent to deal with the
Boer appeal for arbitration upon the
issues involved in the South African
. Comment of German Press. ' ;
London, Sept". 25. The Berlin cor
respondent of the Times says r .'
The news of the British reverses
in South Africa! is discussed onthe
whole with much moderation' in the
more serious organs of the' German
press. ; The less responsible papers
make no effort to conceal their exulta
tion. The concensus of opindn. is
that the chief importance of the re
cent Boer successes is in the encour
agement they will "afford to the
burghers and their efiect upon t
Cape Colony loyalists.' The paper-re
gards the new activity and daring of
the Boers as a crushing reply to Lord
Kitchener s latest proc lamation.
"Ten Killed in Collision.? "
Warren, .Mass.,. Sept. '25. Ten
were killed and 21 injured in a col
lision on the Boston & Albany railroad
tod ay, --bet ween a switching freight
and a'igraveh-train.' ; All 2 the killed
and injured were ;gravel train em
ployes, who were inthe caboose eating
dinner when the collision occurred
The caboose was telescoped by a gravel
v . The New Controller.
' Chicago Sept. 25. William B
Ridgely, whose appointment to the
ontrollershup oi . the currency was
announced at Canton yesterday, will
within a few days resign .the vice-
presidency of the Republic Iron
Steel company and leave Chicago
for Washington to assume his new
duties. . --' --
. .. Big Insane Asylum Fire.
Norfolk, Neb., Sept 25. The asylum
for-the insane in this city was almost
completely destroyed by fire today.
is ' believed that three inmates were
burned to death. The fire originated
from some unknown cause in the west
wing of the institution. Loss on build
ings and contents will probably reach
$300,000; Owing to the early hour and
the unpreparedness of the fire depart
ment but little could be done in the
effort to save the institution. . There
was 600. inmateB in the main building
and the' efforts to rescue them were
difficult In the extreme. . . -
' ' ' Coming to His Father's Side,
Sllverton, Or Sept. 25. T. W. Dav
enport, who was injured a few days
ago by falling in the running gear of
his wagon, breaking his lower jaw and
receiving other injuries, is reported
better today. His friends, however,
have little hopes of his recovery.
In view of the serios condition of
the patient, the physicians have sent
for Mr. Davenport's son, Homer, the
famous New York cartoonist. He
started for Oregon last Saturday, and
will come directly to auverton. -
NEWS OE THE STATE
TEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report. .-'
a scarcity of
houses to rent.
Umatilla county proposes to ' try
crushed rock on her county roads.
The Salvation army will hold a
harvest festival at Pendleton, Septem
ber 24-25.- ', - '-.
The Marshfield clerks are advocat
g an early closing movement, with a
good show of success. - . .. .
Many Christian Adventists are at
The Dalles to attend the camp meet
ing which opens Friday. . :
It is estimated that nearly 3500,000
has been invested in Eastern Oregon
ines since January 1, 1901. . ..
A Woolgrowers' , association for
Wheeler, Crook, Wasco and- Sherman
counties has been organized at
Mitehell. " w -
Rapid progress is being made on
the improvements on the new race
track and grounds at The Dalles. It
will all be completed this week. i
A grain buyerfor an Athena com
pany purchased several lots of wheat
at 44 for club and 45 - for blue
stem... Nearly 30,000 bushels were
sold. . . --L -, -V -.' --.i
Stock Inspector Joseph B. Jackson,
of the Long Creek country; lost his
sheep camp by fire. It was piled , in
heap and set on fire by an unknown
On account of the improvements
in the . water supply of Pendleton, the
insurance rates have been -reduced so
to save the property owners about
$3,000 yearly. ' -. : i; I V- -
More farmers are wanted in Oregon.
The Rose burg street fair is now in
full Swing. ' .... ri,- -;w
Settlers In the neighborhood of Lor
raine want a shingle milL .:
The winter session of the State nor
mal school at Monmouth is now open.
Tne sawmill 01 W. ti. uaa, on Uales
Creek, was burned with 20,000 feet
of lumber loss over $6,000. -i .tv :
The state board of education has
granted a state certificate to A. B.
Serfiing, a teacher at Halsey. J-; :
While trying to drive an intruding
bull out of his pasture near Coos Riv
er, George Yoakum was gored to
Ernest Cox, aged S years, was kill
ed by being struck by a falling tree
while teaming in a lumber camp near
Medford. . :
John Peterson, who claims to be a
Norwegian, was run out of Marshfield
for making remarks derogatory to the
late President McKinley. :
Two stockholders in the Lucky Boy
mine in the Blue River district recent
ly sold out their Interests for $20,000
each.. They each owned one-sixth.
Mrs. Lou Hash, living on a home
stead in Lower Alsea, spied a huge
buck on the edge of the clearing the
other day, and seizing the ready Win
chester brought him down.
The lessees of the B. Ray mine near
Gold Hill, recently received returns
from a shipment of ore that gave a
total value of $7,905.30 per ton. The
vein . is widening and shows no de
crease in values.
, Portland Markets.
Wheat Walla - Walla, nominal
55c; bluestem,. :55c; valley, 55. -
Flour best grades, $2.653.50 per
barrel: graham, $2. bU.
Oats Old, 90$1 percental.
Barley Feed, S1515.50: brewing.
iflb.UU per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, S17 18:- mid
dlings, $2021; shorte, $1920ichop,
Hay Timothy, $11 13; clover.
$7 9. 50; Oregon wild hay, $5 6 per
Butter Fancv creamery,2527Jc:
dairy. 1820cf store, 1215a per
Eggs 2325c per dozen. ..
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12
13c; Young America, 13 14c per
pound. .. ,. - v. . j
Poultry Cmckens, mixed, $3.00
4.00; hens, $4.004.50; dressed, 10
11c per pound; springs, - $2.503.50
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old ; . $3.00
4.00 for young; geese,. $69 per
dozen ; turkeys,-Jive,12loc ; 'dressed,
10 12 140 per pound, - : .
Mutton Lambs, 3c, gross
dressed, 66c per pound; sheep,
$3.zd, gross ; dressed, be per lb.
Hogs tiross, heavy, Xb6.25
light, $4.7o5; dressed, 77)c per
Veal small, o3c ; ; large.
lc per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $3.504.00
cows and heifers, $3.003.50; dressed
oeei, uigoc per pouna. - - 1-
Hops 10 11c per pound.
Wool Valley, ll13c: Eastern
Oregon, 8l2c; mohair, 2021o per
pound. - - ;
. Potatoes $1$1.15 per sack.
The Dean and Chapter of Westmin
ster are entitled to claim as "perqui
sites" every : article which is taken
into the abbey for the purpose of the
coronation,' and that reverend - body
reaped rich harvests in 1821, 1831 and
1838. ." ., .7 - ' " : :- ; . .';
Two thousand of the 30,000 books on
the French Revolution, which have
been presented to the Bibliotheque Na
tionale by the British Museum, will
be kept there. The remaining 28,000
win be sent to the Bibliotheque Se-
RUSHED BY BOERS.
Commander of Lovatt's Scouts Killed, on the
- Orange River.. "
London, Sept. 24. The war office
has received the following dispatch
from Lord Kitchener, dated Pretoria,
September 22: . " -";."'..
"Kritzinger, while endeavoring to
force a passage of the Orange'rive.',
near Herschel, at ' 1 o'clock Friday
morning, rushed the camp of a party
ofLoyatt's scouts. . He failed to cross
the river, but the scouts lost heavily.
Lieutenant Colonel Murray and Cap
tain - Murray, his -adjutant, were
killed. Deep regret ' at the loss of
Colonel Murray, who throughout the
war led Lovatt's - Scouts with great
gallantry. Under cover of . darkness,
the Boers managed to carry of a gun.
They were promptly followed and the
gun was recovered in a smart engage
ent in whicfy Kritzinger - lost two
killed and 20 taken prisoners. " '
- Lord Kitchener also reports that the
British captured by the Boers in the
ambush near Scheeper's Nek, Sep
tember 17,; have ' been released,, and;
that the British casualties in the
recent Vlakfontein .engagement, when
the f Boers , captured a company -: of
mounted infantry and two guns, were
one officer and five men killed, 23 men
wounded and six officers and 109 men
taken prisoners.' ' He announced that
these prisoners had since been released."
He further reports (the. capture ,. of
two commandoes one consisting; .of
55 men, . under Commandant .Kochs,
who ;were: taken with their entire
transport, west of Adeburg, 'and the
other, consisting . of 54 men, in
cluding J. P. Botha,-who-were taken
with 48 wagons; and their belongings,
45 miles southeast of Carolia. : '
Lord Kitchener's latest dispatches,
although they contain good news as
well as bad. have -contained little "to
reassure' the people- concerning the
state of affairs. - The loss of Lieuten
ant' Colonel Murray, a brother of Lord
Mansfield, is keenly : felt.. There ; is
little doubt' that further details will
show it was a serious affair. - ;
. Remarkable' Discovery In Alaska.
Vancouver, B. C.JSept. 24. The
Dawson News prints a remarkable
story about the prospecting tour just
completed , "of H. VV. Bracken, who
has returned to Dawson after six
months in Northern Alaska. Accord
ing to Bracken's - narrative, while
in the Romanzoff mountains, ; about
,DUO miles from" DaWSon, he and his
servants ascended a mountain glacier
At a height of .8,000 -feet they found
herds of - mountain tiheep frozen in
the ice. - The theory 'is that some ex
treme mid-winter blizzard had caught
them while stampeding over the
dome. Then the sheep huddled to
gether and perished, snow: gradually
forming an icy covering. Whatever.
portions ot the bodies of the sheep
were above the ice were devoured by
artio bears and wolves. Uracken is
said to be a scientific miner of 25
years' experience, - having - resided
three years on the Yukon, . -
. ; Guarding Ue Route.
Vancouver,. B.: C- Sept. 23. Prepa
rations are now perfected for the safe
conduct of the Duke and Duchess of
Cornwall and York across the .conti
nent to this city. The. entire line of
railway from Quebec to Vancouver
will be guarded and patrolled during
the royal progress. Thousands of these
men have been specially engaged for
this purpose by the Canadian Pacific
railway. Each guard will remain in
sight of his neighbor on either side
The royal train will be preceded all
along the route by one or more pilot
engines, which will keep a short dis
tance ahead. - A special army of pri
vate detectives is on the watch all
over Canada for suspicious characters,
with orders to arrest -any such and
keep them in jail until the royal party
has left Canada.. The thousands of
switches all along the line of 'the
transcontinental railroad will be spe-.
daily guarded and locked. All traffic
will give way- before the royal train
not a . wheel: being allowed, to turn
within a distance of 200 miles of the
duke's train. "
A New Brigadier General.
Washington, Sept. 24. I he presi
dent has appointed Col. James M.
Bell, Eighth Cavalry.-nand president
of the Military Board of . Review, to
be a brigadier general,, vice Brigadier
General Ludlow, deceased. ' Gen Bell
will retire Oct. 1, thus leaving a va
cancy for another appointment. -
- : Philippine Cable Completed. -
Washington, Sept. 24." The signal
office of the war department today.
received a message from, Manila say
ing that the last link of the cable had
been laid, which allowed telegraphic
communication with the southern
most island of the Philippine group.
Broke Up the Souphouscr.
Tampa, Fla.,- Sept. 24. Some days
ago the citizens committee notified
the striking members of Besistencia
union that the souphouses established
by the .union must close, claiming
that they encouraged cigarmakers tp
remain I idle. " Most of them were
closed, but today citizens visited seven
of them,- poured the soup on the
ground and put out the fires. Some
of the cigar makers assisted in the
work. : Six hundred strikers have re
turned to. work, - -v--
KCIcd Her Father-in-Uw. :
Cheyenne, Wyo.. : Sept. 24. Mrs,
Lena Fair shot and killed her father-in-law,
. Michael Fair, at their home
in South ; Cheyenne this evening.
Mrs. Fair is a girl of 20 years. ; She
says Fair, who is past 50 years old,
threatened to kill hery and when she
fired had one hand on Iter throat and
with the' other was reaching for his
revolver. . The police found a revol
ver in the hip pocket of the dead
man. Mrs. Fair was arrested.
CZOLGOSZ ON TBIAL
ASSASSIN OF PRESIDENT M'KIN-
LEY PLEADED GUILTY.
Prisoner Wat Unconcerned Court Orders
the Plea to Be Recorded "Not Guilty"
Case May Be Concluded in Two Days
The Physicians Cave Important Testi.
Buffalo, N. Y, Sept. '24. Leon F.
Czolgosz was placed on trial yesterday
charged with the murder of President
William McKinley.' He entered a plea
of guilty, ' which was ; subsequently
changed to "not guilty," by direction
of the court. All the events of the
day indicated that the trial will be
short. Court-convened at 10 o'clock
and within two hours eight jurors had
been secured. Technicalities were not
raised by the examining counsel, but
it was significant that every man who
said he had formed an opinion on the
case was excused by the District At
torney.. Those iwho Acknowledged
they had formed, an opinion or stated
they were "prejudiced, but - admitted
their opinion: could be changed by. evi
dence ' were, ..accepted by .- both
sides. Justice Truman C. White, one
of; the oldest and most experienced
of the Supreme Court Judges, was on
the bench. Immediately after the
opening- Of the court, and after the
prisoner had pleaded, Justice Lorn L.
Lewis, senior counsel for the defend
ant, announced that; together with his
colleagues, ex-Justice Robert C. Titus
and Carlton E. Ladd, they were ready
to act in behalf of the prisoner.
I thought it best," he said, "for my
colleagues and myself, that I should
say something regarding our presence
here as attorneys for the -defendant.
At the time my name was suggested 1
was out of the city, and knew nothing
of what was transpiring here with
reference to the selection of counsel
for the defendant When the circum
stances of my selection were told to
me, I Was extremely reluctant to ac
cept. But the duty has been imposed,
and I considered it my duty, in the
light of all' the circumstances, to de
fend this man. I ask that no evidence
be presented here that the court will
not permit the acceptance of any evi
dence unless it would be accepted at
the- trial of the most meager criminal
in the land." -
"l am familiar with' these circum
stances," said Justice White, in reply.
and . I wish to say, t will give you
every assurance that the prisoner will
have a fair and impartial trial. Dur
ing the progress of. the trial he will
receive such treatment as the law de
mands in any criminal case." , -
The work of securing the jurors was
then undertaken, with a celerity that
was amazing. Before the day was oyer
the enure panel had been sworn, the
jurors had listened to a description
of the Temple of Music, where the
crime occurred; had seen photographs
of the-interior of the structure, and
had been told by three surgeons what
had caused the death of the President,
and the effect of the assassin s shot
on the various organs of the body,
They had also learned why' the fatal
bullet had not been located. .
The probable duration of the trial,
it is believed, can be placed at two
full . days. Judge Titus, for the de
fense, was non-committal, however,
and merely said:- "That depends upon
the turn things take." ' It is not prob
able that any defensewlll be put in,
owing to the, character of the prisoner
apd his refusal to help his attorneys
in any way to procure evidence which
they could use in his favor. The idea
of an attempt to enter the question ot
his sanity is not thought of, in view of
the reports of the two alienists 'who
have recently examined himi.
Murder in the First Degrev
Buffalo, Sept. 25.-Leon F. Czol
gosz, alias Fred Nieman, was found
guilty of :murder , in the first de
gree by a jury L in ..part III. of the
supreme court, in having on the 6th
of : September, shot President Will
iam McKinley,. the wounds inflicted
afterwards resulting in the death of
the president. : - - " : ,. - : ;
. The wheels of justice moved swift
ly. The trial of the'assassin consumed
eight hours y and . 26 minutes. and
covered a period of only " two days.
Practically all of this time was occu
pied by the prosecution in presenting
a case so . clear, 'so conclusive that
even had the prisoner entered the plea
of insanity it is doubtful if the jury
would have rendered a verdict differ
ent from the one rendered today ' .
The announcement this afternoon
by the attorneys of Czolgosz that
the eminent alienists summoned by
the Erie county bar association and
by the. district attorney to examine
Czolgosz' and to - determine his exact
mental condition had declared him
to be perfectly - sane destroyed " the
only vestige of a defense that the at
torneys could have put together.
Better Fuel Than Coal. '
Mexico City, Sept. 25. Daniel Gug
genheim, chairman! of . the .executive
board of the American Smeltine &
Refining Company, is here with a party
of leading manufacturers engaged in
the lead industry. : The party will
make careful inspection of smelters in
this country controlled by the trust.
Regarding the substitution of Texas
oil for coal in this industry, Mr. Gug
genheim said: . ..i :-
ffe have proved beyond all doubt
that crude oil is by far the best fuel.
It has passed beyond the experimental
stage." - ' -
'.- Reciprocity With Cuba."
Washington, Sept. 25. As a result
of several conferences between Presi
dent Roosevelt and .General ?Wood,
Governor-General of Cuba, it has "been;
determined to negotiate a reciprocity
agreement between the United States
and the Island, the agreement to be
sent to Congress early In December.
Cereals and machinery from the Unit
ed States will enter Cuba at reduced
rates, and Bugar and tobacco will be
the principal Cuban products affected
by the agreement. .
SCHLEY COURT OF INQUIRY.
Sessions Resumed at Washington Many Im.
- portant Witnesses Called. -
Washington,: Sept. 23. The Schley
court of inquiry reconvened Saturday,
and before adjournment examined four
The most important Incident of the
day was the decision of the court
withdrawing a question '-put by the
court itself, asking a witness to give
his opinion concerning a point under
controversy. The witness was Rear
Admiral Higginson, who participated
in the Santiago campaign as captain
REAR ADMIRAL SCHLEY.
of the battle-ship Massachusetts. This
vessel was at one time a part of the
flying squadron, commanded by Com
modore Schley, and the court asked
him to state " whether all nossible
measures were' taken to capture or
destroy the Spanish vessel Christobal
Colon as it lay In Santiago- harbor
from May 27 to June 1, 1898, Counsel
for Admiral Schley objected to the
question on the ground that a reply
would involve an opinion and "not a
statement of facts. Judge-Advocate
Lemly admitted that - the precedents
were against questions of this charac
ter, and the court withdrew this In
It. is generally admitted that this
decision will have the effect of ma
terially shortening the term of the
court, as will also the court's intention
to cut out irrelevant questions and' all
heresay testimony. In several cases,
the witnesses were admonished to re
late only events coming within their
Aamirai uewey snowed himself a
prompt and methodical presiding offi
cer. He called the court to order
exactly at the designated hour, and
adjourned it just as promptly at 4
o'clock. The witnesses today were
Rear-Admiral Higginson, ; who com
manded the. battle-ship Massachusetts
during the Spanish war; Captain C.
M. Chester, who commanded the
cruiser Cincinnati;. Major Thomas N,
Wood,, of the marine corps, who com
manded the marines on the Massa
chusetts, and Commander a. Tt War.
ber, who was an executive officer of
the Texas, the latter being on the
stand when the court adjourned. . The
attendance of the public was small.
Rear-Admiral Ramsay occupied the
seat which, on the first day of the
session was filled by Rear-Admiral
Howison. All three members of the
court were in service uniform, and the
morning air was cold enough to make
ineir cioseiy-buttoned coats appear
uumionaoie. Mrs. Dewey accomppa
nied her husband and remained a
short time. The general attendance
was not large. - --
BOERS MAKE -ANOTHER HAUL
Captured a British Company and Two. Guns,
- Killing An: Officer.
; London,. Sept. 23 Lord Kitchener
reports that the Boers have captured
a company of mpuntd infantry and
two guns, at Vlakfontein. One officer
was killed. The , Boer's, in superior
forces, surrounded the British. "Lord
ICitchener i making a strict investi
gation, 1; and ' has sent columns of
troops in pursuit of the Boers.-
The Gazette announces that on the
disband ment of Lord Strathcona's Can
adian corps. 29 officers have hnpn
granted honorary-rank in", the British
army, corresponding with their pres
ent rankv'- The list commences with
the name of Colonel Stole (the com
mander of Strathcona's horse in South
Africa), who becomes an honorary
lieutenant-colonel in the regular army.
London, Sept. 23. The succession of
"regrettable incidents" which " Lord
Kitchener has reported has evoked
editorial counsels to the government to
cease to endeavor to wage-war -by
proclamation and ! to recognize the
need of. crushing the Boers by force
of arms. No news has as vet been
received that the Boers havn lihoratoH
ine prisoners recently captured,- and,
according to Boer circles- in Rmsnela
Commandant-General Botha intends to
hold the 150 British prisoners as hos
tages against the carrying, out of the
terms of Lord Kitchener's proclama-
. May Be An Anarchist
Washington, Sept 23. The police
are looking for a man who approached
several pedestrians early - today and
asked the address of President Roose
velt's sister, the wife,. of Commander
Cowles. of the navy. '. Several of the
officers were detailed to smart! the
Bowies residence. The man is de
scribed as about 40 years old, speaks
with, a foreign accent, , has a light
moustache, cars clothes and had a box
about eight inches long and about
three and a half wide.
S ' ..Vs
THKEE SCORE LOST
BRITISH TORPEDO-BOAT DE
The Result of an Explosion Of the 70 Men
Aboard Only a Dozen Were Rescued
Worst Disaster in the British Navy Since
the Never-to-Be-Forgottcn Sinking of the
London, Sept. 23 The torpedo-boat
destroyer Cobra has foundered in the
North Sea, the result of an explosion.
The ship was en route from the yard
of her builders, the Armstrongs, of
Newcastle, to Portsmouth. It is re
ported that all hands were lost with
the ecxeption of about half a dozen
Five boats were launched after the
Cobra struck, but some of them were
swamped in the heavy sea which was
running at that time.
The first intimation of the disaster
was the arrival of a fishing boat at
Yarmouth with six bodies, which she
had picked -up in the vicinitv of the
ipot where the Cobra was last seen.
According to the fishermen.the Cobra
was sighted by the lightship off Dow
ings Sands yesterday morning envel
oped in steam, and she shortly after
wards disappeared. The men on the
lightship supposed the Cobra had
sailed away until the evening, when
they observed bodies floating in the
water, and signalled to the fishing
boat to investigate the disaster.
A dispatch from Middlesboro says
survivors of the crew were landed
there this morning, and confirms the
report that all the others were
drowned. The British Admiral ity has
received information that the explo
sion occurred after the Cobra struck
rock, and that she sank immedi-
tely. ' ;
The Cobra was a turbine engined
She had just left the yard of
her contractors and was undergoing a
boiler test. . About one year ago the
Cobra beat the record of the .; Viper,
and won the title . of the fastest ves
sel in the world, making 37.7 knots
or 43.5 miles an hour.
Corrected figures show that she had
79 souls on board. For 67 no hope is
held out,' but torpedo boats and cruis
ers have gone at full speed to the
scene of the disaster, which is" the
most serious the British navy has Buf
fered since the sinking of the Vic
toria. Lieutenant Bosworth Smith,
the Cobra's commander, stood upon
the bridge with his arms folded, as
impassive as on parade, - and went
down with the vessel.
WHAT CARTER STOLE.
Two Hundred Thousand Dollars Taken Pos
session of at Huntington, W. Va.
Chicago, Sept. 23. Through the
recovery of $200,000 in cash and se
curities in "Huntington, W. Va., the
government authorities now have pos
seession of about $380,000 of the
funds embezzled by Oberlin M.
Carter, ex-Captain of the United
States Engineer Corps at Savannah,
Ga. The announcement, was made
today by Marion Irwin, Special As
sistant Attorney-General of the Unit
ed States, who is now in Chicago.
Mf. Irwin has been working for the'
attorney-general for some time in the
litigation instituted by- the Govern
ment to recover the., junds alleged to
have ibeeti . fraudulently converted.
from the river and harbor improve--
merits -in f Tin Sm-onnali rH l: i i . f TTn
wilf remain Chicago for some time to
push-the proceedings .on the bill re
cently filed in the United , States Cir-,
cuit Court against Captain Carter,' his
uncle, Lorenzo . L. , Carter," and his
brother; I. ' Stanton Carter. Large
amounts : of securities representing
government funds, so it is charged,
have been traced to the latter two'
defendants, and as yet they have
in lieu 10 account ior mem.
Frosts in New York,- c
Utica, N. Y Sept. 23. A- very se
vere frost was experienced throughout
central and Northern New York last
night. Ice formed on shallow water
and great damage was done to -all
garden and truck farm products.
Will Sell to Tobacco Trust V
Liverpool,: Sept. 23. At a meeting
trwi V rvf thA- fiharahnlHara rtt OirilAno
Lxa., it was unanimously agreed to
sell all the shares to the American To
bacco Company -on the terms offered
on September 17, namely, 25 for pre
ferred shares,. 50 for ordinary shares,
and '- 111 10s for debenture shares.
stipulating that 75 per cent of each
class must be purchasable.;
' '.1' 1 1 . -r
r Snow on Mount Washington ;
- -Mmint Wnatilnb-trm M 'TT Sanf 23
Two inches of snow fell tonight on
the mountain. The temperature is zs
degrees. - : J y-r . - 'I
Distributing Coast Artillery.
. Washington, Sept 23. The secre
tary of war has directed a distribution
of the 126 companies of coast artillery.
Among the assignments are:
Fort ' Rosecrans, Cal., two; Fort
Miley, CaL two.; Presidio of San
Francisco, Ave; Fort Baker, Cal.,
three; Fort Columbia, Wash., one;
Fort Stevens, Or., two; Fort Casey,
Wash, two; -Fort Flagler, Wash.,
three;. Fort Worden, Wash., two; Hon
olulu, two; Philippine Islands, four,