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SCR ANTON, I?A MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER HO, 3001.
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GOV. STONE OPENS
The State Executive Defends His
Own Administration at a Meet-
Ino In Pittsburg.
A Pointed Rcfcicnco Is Mmlo to the
Platform of the Party of Discon
tent and Alleged Reform, Which
Contains Llttlo Save Complaint at
the Progress of Republicanism A
Document That Appears to Be a
Repilnt of the Most Vicious False
hoods Emanating from the Yel
low Journals Governor Prepared
to Meet Every Issue In Pennsyl
By Excluslte Wir from The Associated rrese.
Pittsburg, Sept. 20. At u rousing
meeting at old city hall Governor
Stone last iilRht opened the state cam
paign In Pittsburg and vicinity. He
t.poke for nearly two hours and was
lcpe.iledly cheered. Among other
things the governor said:
1 iiu hero tonight to say to tills
huge audience that the Uepublleun
party In Pennsylvania is still worthy
, of your rotiililent'C and support. I am
willing to meet every issue In Penn
sylvania polities. 1 will not run away
ftoni anything, or anybody, or dodge
any questions, i claim that through
out this state the Republican party
pi cnents n solid front to the Democrat
ic party, and that wth the execpton
of a few new spa pel s that have no
party and no country, but which at
times support the Uepuhllcan ticket,
we have no disaffection
Tlie speaker then declared he had
vetoed two years ago the two constitu
tional amendments which aic to bo
voted on this fall because he doubted
that it would ii'Siilt In the "reforms
claimed for it." He declined, never
theless, that the amendment for per
sonal icgiKtratlfiu In cities would not
meet with serious opposition. The oili
er amendment, .Mr. Stone said, "seeks
to plan a otliig machine in oor
district.' at a lost of Jl.MO.OOO. adding,
I don t think it possble to invent n
machine that will make dishonest elec
tion officers lioucst, and 1C they are
liunrst you don't need a machine. 1
think It is a scheme to make money
fo. those Inteiested in tho patents."
"What are the Issues In Pennsyl
vania tills fall-." the governor asked,
nnd continued: "The Deniiicnille par
ty adopted what they called a plat
l'oiin anil the yellow Journals now oil
Uhimphantly and spoke of the ring
ing decl.iiatiou; called It an able pro
duction and lauded It to the skies.
The could not n well do nn thing
else, for tin. so-ialed plattorin is noth
ing hut a repilnt of the same false
hoods published In these yellow Jour
nals for weeks before the convention
"There is not a single declaration In
tlieli platform that is tine. I thought
that they would say sonn'thitm; about
tree silver I don't know what they
tould say. Itiit something ought to have,
bet, ii said; (.oinethlng should base been
said about Imperialism They say
nothing about free trade Not a word
about Aguluuldu and Hi. van They
seem atrald to declaie for an man or
"Their platfoim contains no utter
ance of party faith, but a series of
chaiges against the piesent slate gov
ernment ami the Republican parts. It
declares 'that every department of our
Mate, government Is lioney-eombed
with profligacy, dishonesty and leek
lese dlstegaid of constitutional or
moial obligations;' that 'the powcts of
government aie prostltntoil to the pur
poses of public thieves." "
Governor Stone then asked his hear
ers If they thought State Librarian
Itecd, Superintendent of Public. In
Mruotlon Schaetfer, the state treasurer
and other officials were theves.
The governor continued:
lliet ehaige the last Icglelafute with being
(uiiiipi The Hcmouatic (uiivintlnii nny hate
knowledge ol corruption II. ii 1 ,l,i not hate.
Some tticmben. ot tlul contention miy hate ovi
Icn c unknown to mc. There wcte men In Hut
(omcntion who were members n( lint IcgUUtuie,
mid who might more prcpcily hatu ebon tin ir
Iiifurmath n while the Ic.'UlUuie was In sct-inu
Slid possibly helped to cheik briber;, it lliciq
I look with discredit upon men who, thoinseltes
ir-iiibf r ot a legislaitto bodt, sit quictlv and
piitlcipate in their sessions with knowledge ot a
wrong-doing and do not raise their voices ngaln-t
It, but wait until tlu denunciations may ailed
the (ill election and then Uiaige their asoeialcs
with bribery. I am willing to Join this contcu
lion In the drclaiatlon that no Dcinoiratlo mem
ber who incited bribe ou;ht to he letiirned.
I am willing to go tuither and si tint any
member of the any IciiUlutiito who takes a bubo
ri.slit not to be re elected to t li.it of tli u or to any
Other offlec, no matter what lilt politics.
The flrit cieal crime which this witkei lcgljlj-
hire committed, In the opinion ot the Democratic
convention, was the re-election ot senator tymy.
If that was a crime. It vtas ono In which line
people of Pcnns.thanU jointly paitlclpaled. It
vat the ratlritaliiui of an l.ue tint was settled
V' the people at Hie pretiom Xmeniber election.
It settled cue thing in (lie ftepiihlhan pari
ftr all time; that the will of the majority .lull
rule Those who opposed him, a' will as thuo
who favored blm, were glad of it, and no one has
imtiioneii it since, except the Pi-mouallc ion
'I hl lemarkable plalfonn ajs that "ihe legit
Istme proceeded In that I thee and i;p,itrr nib
bry of the railway framhUri nf the ulule, wonli
nilllinni to the plundered, and itilpplni; eery
ell, ton n and toivi'thlp In 111" commonwealth
of "the proper mMrol of Its Mreela for Irolby
Uiipriiuinenli," 'till' la a rbllcvilou Ktatcmrnl,
at will an a fabc our. The elevated and under
KiOMid lallway liw li ne.v and brramr neiii.viy
to rcll"tc thliMy inntfuied dtreita In l.ao
I'itirn, 'I ho Supnme cmrt had il'relded that ther;
v no authority to build and np'-ratc any el.
Vlt." railway, Uotli lawn protidc that the con
sent of rotinelli mut fttl be obtained. The law
dimply Kle the power to council to grant the
debt. Tliere cannot be any valid objection to the
lawn, heeau'C the loiwut to build mut flrt be
iibtaliied from the pel''e alTeetcd, throusli their
rrpreKfiitatbrs In lounril. The laws are wholly
nnotijectloiiible. The rallnjyi cotilemplated In
many instances may be olijettionable.
Discussed New Laws.
(iovernnr Stone then passed to a dis
cussion ot general laws passed by the
last legislature, saying:
"The last leglslattlte passed more
good and neiessary general laws than
any legislature within the last twen
ty years." Among such law a the speak
er enumerated the new forestry act,
the law punishing kidnapper ot cliil
dien with life Imprisonment, the law
plodding for the pensioning- of Judges
tho act commuting sentences of con
victs, tho new oleo laws, the juvenile
court laws, the More order tax law
and other legislation for mlticis and
the law pinhlbitiug uiairlago of 111' I
cousins. Ah to the act commuting
sentences of convicts, the speaker said
it had been demanded by those Interest
ed in penology for years. Taking up
the appropriation for the new capltol
building, the speaker made this
The four nun who li.no been .ippmtileil com
nililniicis to complete the capltol building aro
lionct and capable men. That capltol will tie
ouipleted within the time named in the law and
tor the money iiaineil In the law. Not a dollar
mole will be expended and not .1 dav'n more
tune will be afkul. The jellowr journal could
tint aisall Ihe perianal iliar.tctur of the lommii
dloneis, beriii'c these men are known tlnouchmit
the tate. 'Ihe weic pieatly disappointed. They
bid c.irloened the cipllnl building an a plum
tree, and aid tli.tt I v.i4 saving it fur the gaiin
nnd would nhake It tor their benefit, and when
they found that t ind done Jmt "lilt I nlnavs
intcndid to do and bid appointed an lionet com
mission they weic disappointed.
Were the lnane allium and hn.pitaU crippled
bj the leduetlon of appropriations? Let me tell
.von that each In.-ino asjlum and hospital got
tinirp after the reduction-! were made tlian they
have leeeived before. Why vvm 1 able to take
off J,rmo,0ii and Mill glee them more than be
fore? The decision of the supreme court that
the governor bad Ihe right to reduce an Item in
the appropriation bill left no doubt about the
power to do II, and the sen dors and meinlirn
knew tint l would do It If the appropriation
exceeded the estimated reenue, and o much
hrger appropriation got through thin otherwise
would hae gotten tbrouuh. I do tint blame the
fenators and member. 'I hey know that I would
hale to take the rcepoii.ihtllty any way, and no
they thought while I was about It I might as
well tike 1 pin of their responsibility as my
own. 'Ih'y knew, ton, lhat I did not rare much
abou! ncwspiper entlci-m.
Taking up the Democratic platform,
the governor continued:
That platfoim l not oulj filse, but it la an
archMIi'. It teachia aniuy. What Is anarchy?
Wcbslir dehnes it as absence of government
that tlieie idiall be no kingo, no piesidents, no
nileis or liws. What ll the b"A and most ef
feitice iv.it to lontinic people Hut tins doctnne
is riu-ht'.' lty teaching them that officials and
ailuunistialiors aie corrupt.' Hy ten hing that
offliehoblerr aie thletes'- Time Is no ilifTereiue
belwee-i tin ti nlun'.-s ot Dnmi.i Cnlilin.m and
tins plitfniiii. I inula Coldman admits that she
Is an .nun hi. t, and the cither fellows do tint ad
mit it, bul they teach the .im ihictiliie Lmni i
l.nhhiiin dues not pre.nh that tulets nhould be
nsissinated, but that nileis arc dihonet and
'Ihe ileiliralioivs in the plilform of the Demo,
cialic pvrty tint etir.t dfpaitment of our Utah"
coteiummt Is hnne.Momlied with dishonesty, that
Ihe powers of gmciniuriit are pinstitulcd to the
purposes of public thietes, are as muih an nchistie
as the uiml uttei mces of Kmnu ftoldnrin and
the other .m iiihi-ls, and jet It was such idler
nines as these by Duma fioldnian tint bulled
Kiiginin to klioot II. ('. l'riik and CVolijo. to
hoot the president of the t'nlted Stales. Kmini
tioldman did lint tell llerKinau to Mioot Prick,
be did not tell (Volgosr to hhoot William .Me.
Kinler, but she told them that they were cor
rupt' lint thev weie didionest; Hut they were
thietes, and If some min who believes that no
government is belter than good sotcrnment, who
bdietes that eterv thief in olfne deertes to die,
choiiM tend the platfoim nf Ihe hst Democratic
htate coiitenlinn and co In llarrbburg and shoot
some one who Is at the head of a state depart
ment, tint pl.ilfi.rm would be as morally ici-pon-
IIi1h fur bis Tiath as l.ninri tioldiuan is for I ?ol
gos?'s i lime.
let in i.,U thins by their right nunc. 1 am
telling .ton (lie tnilh when I n.yy lit it the deeln.1
tions in the n called platlonn nf the last Demo,
eialie side lonveiition at llarrlsburg are an
aiihislK. 1 suppn-e thil some yellow Jouinvl
will raj that I called the Detune rat anaicliivts.
I do not ny that Democrat are anarchist. Par
from it, but Ibis plilfnrin l( anarchistic I do not
clnrge Denioi ral with au.irih), but I wish to
show them their plilfmm as It is and make them
.i.-lnircl of it and digiisled Willi it.
KILLED HY FAST FREIGHT.
An Unknown Man Meets Instant
Death on Lehigh Valley Tracks.
Special to Hie iranton Tribune.
Plttstnn, Sept. 29. About .' o'clock
this evening an unknown man, walking
the tracks of the l.ehlgh Valley "cut
olf," near the I'lttston station, was
struck by a west-bound fast freight
train nnd Instantly killed. Ills head
wiir severed from the body and crushed
to n pulp; both legs were cut off, nnd
the trunk was mangled lu a shocking
While the man was well dressed,
thero was nothing about his clothing
that would affoid the slightest clue to
wiuds Identification. A search revealed
tlie fact that his pockets contained
nothing save tin po matches. The Pitts
ton poor board took charge of the ie
mains, DEATHS OF A DAY.
Altoona. Pa , Seiu. H'c.-lolm K 1'allci.ou,
law.trr, a (oimer ropioifnutito at Handbill;,
and a teiillni; llepubliian politician of 1 tl i Ir
county, died nt Ids boms In this city this morn
bii; of t.tphnid fetrr. used 44 jeaia. lie was a na
tlie 'f lllilr county.
CiliaKo, Mpt. I'l.-Hrr. Dr. William (1. (irav,
the tenernble editor ef tlie Interior, a publication
ol Ihe I'lc-hytcriati rhiirch, dhd todat at his
Ihiuic at lik Park. llr. (iray, who had passed
bis iven'letb jear, win one ol tlie foremost
I'rcihiUrleiiii of the west, and had been Identified
wlib the bilirlor for moie thin thirty yclra. Ills
"t amprlre Miwlnus" 'i'l cdllorlali wtie widely
-eheneeiadj, N.W.'-ept. "I. llr, Henry White
lorn died In this city this altcrnoon, aiied Fft
,vcar. lie was at cue time one of the het
knunn educators In the country and trai a per
sonal blend nt .Irtfrr.on Pills, lie occupied the
firerk elulr In scttial of the vmrrlian unlrenl.
PRISONERS BREAK JAIL.
Eight Inmates of the Canton FrlRon
Tako Leg Bail,
fty Kcliis!re Wire from The AaiocUted rresa.
Canton, Sept. 29. Klght prisoners
broke out of the county Jail tonight by
sawing tho bars over a window open
ing upon tho court, between tho Jail
and the court house. They had llo
minutes start when their absence was
discovered. Uloodhounds weio immedi
ately put on the trail. Ono ot the men
was George llaymond, arrested bete
during the president's funeral by out
side detectives nnd lield for the author
ities ot Olean, N. Y. Several of the
other prlsoncis were also tirrested by
tho assistance of outside detectives.
Only one prisoner remains, Michael
lie Govern, held for a robbery In which
the victim wus tortured, lie was re
garded us tho most desperate nnd was
held rn another iloor of the Jail.
NEW YORK YACHTSMEN
ARE VERY ANXIOUS
The Narrow Margin by Which Col
umbia "Won tho Kaco on Satur
day Caused Some Misgivings.
D.t lltcliuite Wire from The Associated I'retj.
Now York, Sept. "9. An anxious but
detet mined lot of yachtsmen gatbeted
ut the New York Yacht club tonight
('for another talk. Yesterday' exciting
races, the chances nf Columbia In her
next race with the Shamrock II on
Tuesday, but above till that dreaded
Mtiestlon of the pt aspects of the fatnoiiM
cup at last returning from whence It
came after being In American bands u
brief month over half a century.
Kvery member frankly admitted that
he bad experienced soinetblng like a
tshoclc but no one wanted the Colum
bia to win utiother race on so nartovv
margin. The bulletin board of which
was tacked the summary of the race
was tho chief attraction at the ilub
and around it was a giotip ot mote or
less expert amateur yachtsmen dics-
cusslng the question of what tho Col
umbia would be able to accomplish lu
the triangular race on Tuesday, liv
ery ono hoped for tho best and many
iceallcd tho preliminary racing with
the Constitution and Independence the
Morgan boat had shown much speed
when sailing with started sheetfl.
In the race Tuesday, If the wind
holds true, two of the legs of the tri
angle will bo sailed under these condi
tions: Ono of the legs, probably tho
Hist, will be a beat of ten miles to
windvvurd: the next will be a luoad
reach under largo Jib topsails, or bal
loon Jibs, while the thltd leg will be a
close fetch to the finish line. On these
two reaches the racers have shown
great speed, nnd the Columbia has fte
fiuently made one of the ten mile sides
of the triangular races lu something
under lliree-fiimrters of an hour. It Is
said that the Shamrock II has shown
a good fourteen knot gait In a reach,
which Is ii trifle better than the Col
umbia, lias done, but such t lining can
not be considered abs-olutely tollable.
At any rate, with a good breee the
race on Tuesday should be a fast one.
Much will depend on position of the
boats at the start, but at the yacht
club tonight there seemed to be the
utmost contldence in Captain Ttarr, ot
the Columbia, despite the fact that he
was outgeneraled yesterday by tho
skipper ot the Shamrock II.
POLICE BATTLE WITH MOB
Tour Special Officers Aro Attacked by
200 Strikers Regulars Come to
the Rescue. N
lty Kvoliislte it ire from The .Usot lilcd l're.
San Francisco, Sept. 29. A moh ot
about 200 strikers nnd their sympa
thizers early this morning attacked
four special officers nt Market and
Kearney streets, and a number of shots
were fired. Regular policemen came to
the aid of the special olllcers and a
pitched battle ensued, with a fusllade
of shots. The mob scattered lu all di
rections, but about thirty ot them wero
arrested. 1'our of these were Identified
as striking tenmsteis. They wcr.o heav
During the melee William Miller, n
striking teamster, was shot In the
breast and will ptobably die. Six other
persons wore shot, but their Injuries
are not thought to be serious.
ACCIDENT AT TWIN SHAFT.
George Wallace and Michael Con
nolly Aro Instantly Killed.
Special to the Seranton Tribune.
rittston, Sept. 2!. Cienrge Wallace
and .Michael Connolly, tltnbertnen, em
ployed at the Twin shaft, while at
work In the shaft, making repairs to
day, In some manner lost their footing
nnd fell to tho bottom, a distance of
Roth were Instantly killed, and the
body of Connolly was badly mangled.
Wallace resided at West Plttstnn, w hllo
Connolly's home was on ParsotuiRe
street. Poth were man led,
Walace, one ot the men killed, was
lieutenant colonel ot the Ninth renl
nient, X. G, P., and had a recotd ot 16
years continuous mervlce.
ASPHYXIATED IN A WELL.
Wllkcs-Barre, Pa Sept. S!. Thomas
Vlnclndy, and his son, Antonio, Ital
ians living at Plttslon, were asphyx
iated In nn old abandoned well this
nftemoon. Tho boy dropped a bag ot
peanuts Into the well. Tho fther with
a tope lowered the lad Into the well
In order that he might tccovcr tho
doting no (espouse from the lad af
ter ho had been down for some tlino
tho father followed him Into the well
and tiftecn minutes later both weie
taken out dead.
Engagement at Candelara.
lty Kxrliulin Wire from The Associated Press.
Manila, sept. 2:1. Captain lenience llearn, of
the 1 it cnlj 'tlrst Infant ry , reports a setrio ru
h'accmrnt with Insurgent near Cundrlara, the
Americans losing 'one killed slid two wounded.
Tho. iiHiintrnt loss has not been amitalnrcl. The
Americans eaplured ".) pounds of rice and
ererat hundred rounds of ammunition.
Captain McGalla Finishes the Testl-
monu Which He Commenced
THE SANTIAGO BLOCKADE
Incidents Hccalled by tho Testimony
of Officers McCalla and Souther
land More Evidence as to tho Dis
inclination of Admiral Schley to
Coal at Sea Lieutenant Barnes
Gives Expei t Cipher Testimony.
Dy Keluste Wire from The AMoclaferl I'res,t.
Washington, Kept. 29. Yesterday's
session of the Schley court of inquiry
began at 11 o'clock, with the leeall of
w itnesses, for the purpose ot correct
ing mistakes In their testimony and
allowing other questions to he nsked
them, when necessary to make clear
any point which had not been sufllcl
cntly elucidated. Captain JlcCalla.who
had commanded the Jlarblehead dur
ing the Spanish war, then continued
wlien Cap! tin McCalla took the witness stand
Mr. Ilanna twlced blm: "Were nny chips as
rlirnnl to the ilnlv of en&aslng the batteries on
the mornlne of May SI, 1R'J, or durlnpr that
diy, or to the duty of enniadlnjr the batteries?"
'Ihe reply was: ".None that I know of."
Mr. Ilanni then asked; "Were there any
shoals or other obstacles nf any kind to pretent
the battleships from npproaehirif; the mouth of
the hirbor of Sanllajo nifhViently clone to lute
been within e.isv ransr of the (Yilon?"
( iptaln Parker objected to the question, but
the court tefued to sustlin the objection, and
tlie question was repeated. Captain McCalla
replied: "None tint I know of. The only ohoal
I knew of was the hoil on the west aide of
the thinne! opjKisite the Mono "
"Hid the battleships ro ttitlnn ranee of the
"Not fnun my nb-ertallon."
"Were sou so sltuitcd as to observe the fall
of si,oi.s from the Meet?"
"Wheie did they fall!"
"I think I piw eterc shot fired. Thev nil
fell short tint I iw. One tery nearly reiched
The vtltnrss Mid tint the Amerlean ships en
died in the Colon homhndmrnt Meamed in a
distance ot about two mile,.
Ciptain McCalla testilied nt some length eon
rerniiis the vteather and the set on May 'J6 nnd
I". He slid there vtas no difliculty 111 coalinj;
on the 27th. as the sea was Mnooth. The witness
f.ild he had been rwwnt ilurlns enrlerrnrc
of rommindins officers on the Rrookljn while
the fleet was nit Puitlaeo on May i, lies, ribins
what took phee, he said:
"The eoniui'tndinff nfhecis were ordered on
board the rirookl.tn on Mav So. It was with
rejard to the work' of blockade. I ran only
remember one spetiflo thins which took place
at tho close, and that was that Ciptain Kvans
asked Commodore Selilev if the spinfh ships
rime out if he wis coin for them. lie said,
'Certalnlv,' and then arranged for a subditision
of fire from the ships under his conmnnd on
tlie Spanish ships should they come out."
Mr II mm Prior to that conference of Mav 21
had jnii at any time received definite intruc
tions re-peellnir the order f battle or Ihe mode
of procedine which the fleet should follow in
case the Spinl.h vcscls should suddenly appear!
"I do not remember."
Enough Glory for All,
"Did von bite any further conremtton with
"I hid a coniersatlon with Mm in bis cabin
nfler the bittle of Sintliso, about .Tub- 5, b,
Otiintinamo liiy. I went on board, niildne; an
ofllelal call, to pay my respects, nnd during- the
visit Commodore Schley read me vthit I under
stood to be a pirt of bis official leporr of the
bittle. After be his finished I said- 'Coninio.
doie, ou lemember that after the battle nf Like
Vilo there was an iinfnrtuinte contiotersy, anrt
1 hope tint them will be none after the' battle
of Santiago, hecau-o there was glory enough for
evert body.' "
t aptaln McCalla siid thit whrn the TT.iInc
Squidroti encountered the scout ships to ' the
south of intl.igo, on Slay 2(1, they weie east
of a direct line south.
"If tl ey bad continued as they were then go.
lug, could thev bete arrlted at !iiitlego!" he
was Hiked, nnd replied:
"Where would thev hue arrived'"
"If thev had continued as they were going
tliev would hue struck the eoist of Haiti."
Relating the pirllcnlars of the blockade of
"intlign before June 1, Ciptiln MeCallv mid
the Mirblehead and Ihe Viven Ind at night
oeeiMei positions lnJIe the tirge ships,
about two miles from the shore line, and tint
the line was easllv discernible.
On cross cxaniiiiilfnn by Mr. lla.tiier, the wit
liess said bo had filled to rveeute an order from
Milium iiemey eielltercd while he was In com.
mand off Cicnfuegos, directing tint all except
I he smillest vessels be withdrawn. He bad, lie
said, filled to lente the small vessels there.
"Die! jou do thvt on vour own responalhllitj !"
"On my own rcsponsrhllltv."
Referring to the fict that he Ind Informed
Captain Chadttlck, dmlnl Sampson's chief of
staff of the code ot signals arranged for com
municating with the Insurgent Cubans, be said
that he did not In any way communicate with
the onmmindcr In chief. Sir. lta.rner then
tuked: "According to the regular custom nnd
legulitlons obsened In cases of that sort, vtas
it not tour purpose thvt this communication
should go to the comimnder In chief through
bis sh'ef of stall!"
"Certainly." was the reply.
'Ihe witness said further tint he thought it
bad been common knowledge t Key West after
Ids arrltnl there en Shy 10 that the Cuban In
surgents were nn the rnaat near Cicnfuegos, but
Hint no Information was given concerning the
secret code. He hid, he said, failed to glte
Hie code to Conunodoie dilry when he pasted
blm, when the commodore was an his way to
t lentuegos, becan-e he did not know that' His
commodore was bound for tint port. "If I had
thought tint he vtas colntr. to Cicnfuegos," he
said, "I would Inve gone alongside) and glten
him my Information." He had ordered the Kagle
to glte Commodore "ililrv information concern
ing the presence of Insurgents, but had imt
glten the secret code to the coninnndcr
of tli.it te-el. He would Imp done so if he had
known the deItlnalon of the squadron.
nepltlng to a nueslliui, f aptaln SbCnllv svld
that Commodore Scldet's fleet while off Santia
go Ind neter, to Ids knowledge, been withdrawn
to ant' distance from tho harbor of Santiago,
"Then," said Captain Parker, "Hut story, by
ttliciinsoeter told, Is alieolutelv filse!"
"I objert," shouted 1'iptaln lmly lu a inhe
ss sharp s a pistol shot. "I'ho objection Is
suslilned," said vdiulral Dewev. "The cpieitlon
is highly Improper."
Passed It Along for Schley.
blriilriiatit Ciuimaiulrr W. II. II, Soulhciliiid,
who commanded the eontcrlod jatht l!aglo during
the Spanish war, followed Captain MiCalta on the
witness stand, lit; said that he had first fallen in
with the Thing Sipjadron on May 1, when tho
scindron was steaming toward Cicnfuegos, and
Captain McCalla' sub-squadron was on Its wsy
from Cienfurgos to Key West. He bad then, un
der Captain StrCalla's orders, undertaken to glte
Commodore Schley bis Information concerning the
situation at Cicnfuegos, and hut given this Infor
mation to the Scorpion tor tho commodore, his
message being as follows! "We left Cienfuegoj
nn the nliht of the lttih, at which time, as we
learned from Insurgents, the only vessels Inside
the harbor were two gunboats and several connan
Icros." Commander Southerland also told of his return
to Clenfuegos nn Slay 24, and of accompinjlng
the Starblehead to tho shore for the purpose of
communicating with the Insurgents. He also re
lited that In returning Captain McCalla sent him
at full speed In advance ot the Slarbleheid to
warn the commander of the squadron thit Cer
v era's fleet was not Inside the harbor at tint
point and bad not been there. He had, he said,
delivered this information about :) o'clock.
He Wanted to Coal nt Sea.
Describing the cruise from Cicnfuegos to San
tiago. Commander Southerland said that from
midnight of Slay 24 to the afternoon of the 2th
tlie liable bad made very bad w rather. 'Ibis wns
due to the fact that the sea had a "long roll,"
which was very trying to the vncht, as the veet
vtas then one-third full of water.
"A little after 1 o'clock nn the 26th, vtb-n
about thlrty-flte mile from Santiago," he Mid,
"I was called alongside the flagship and the com.
modore diicctcel mc to ro to Port Antonio for
coal and to report rough weather south of Culm,
Sly answer sub-tantlally vtas that I already bad
three dajs coal, as much as the Slarhleheud,
meaning as much in proportion. Ihe commodore
told me that I bid not coal enough tor his pur
pose, and directed me to carry out his orders. I
then asked him again very earnestly to let the
Kagle remiln with the fleet and coa! from the
collier. He icry courteously replied to me that
be either very much regietted or else was very
sorry that he could not let me elo so, nj the
Kagle bad not coal enough tor his purpose, and
again directed me to proceed, which I did alter
communicating with my division commmd'r."
"How much coal did Ihe Kagle have!"
"Vot less thin twenty seven tons."
"Of course, the Sferrimao was with the squad
ron, was she not!"
"Were the wind and weather practicable for
the Kiglc to go alongside the Merrlmic to take
"Without nny dnibl."
"Why did not you do tills""
"It was not In my power; because I had no au
"Hid von suggest to the commander of the fly
ing Nitiadron ton could do this!"
"I did not. I requested him earnestly to let me
stay and coal from the collier."
"Was tliere an) thing else slid between jou and
the commodore at tins time!"
"No. 1 was so disappointed I did not care to
say anything cle "
Sir. ltajncr questioned Commander Southerland
concerning his megaphone message to the Ssor
plon on Stay 1!, anil displayed the log book on
that vessel to show that, while other facts were
mentioned as hiving been megaphoned by the
Kigle, thcic vtas no mention of the fact tint
Commander Southrrland had said an.t thing about
the conditions at Cicnfuegos. The witness said
in reply to a question that his own log made no
mention of ids message. "It was evidently," be
said, "a question of whether the joung otlicer on
deck .it that tim" put eiown my cvact woids."
Commander Southerland was then excused, ami
Lieutenant flames was called. Pending bis ap
pearance. Sir. Hanna nude a stitement concern
ing the two versions of the hchtey dispatch ol
Slay 2S. He referred to the fict tint not only
the translation of the db-patch, but also the
transition of a nny depirtment dispatch of May
27 Ind been called into question. He, howeter,
gate his especial attention to the Schley message,
"Tliere Is no more important paper lielore tlie
court than this telegram, and in order to dis
count its importance, in order to weaken its ter
rible effect, there have been introduced nn the
record here suggestion thit the dispatch as
printed hy the goternment is rot correct. Now,
we propose to show that this dispatch, as print'd
in the appendix to the report of the hlcf of the
bill can of navigation for 1S!H, is precisely, word
for weird, as that dispatch was recoiiod hy the
navy depirtment from tho wires and confirmed
by the telegraph company. We propos to show
further that that dLspatch, as Tccclved by the
navy dcpnitment, was cipher word for cipher
word res It Icit the West Indies. As It was placed
upon the wires in Kingston, so It Is printed in the
Expert Testimony in Cipher.
Lieutenant Itirnes then Identified the cipher
copy book of the auxiliary cruiser Harvard, whl.-h
vevel during the war was under command of
Captain (now Hear Admiral) Cotton. This vva.s
the vessel which carried Uead tdinlral Schlej's
ilicpitiri to Klngcton to be transmitted by table
Lieutenant Mimes said he was familiar with the
department's cipher code, and tint last night and
this morning be bide nn.de a translation of the
dispatch a.s presented.
Sir. Ilanna reminded the witness that nt the end
of the message, as printed in the appendix, was
tlie following nentotice: "Very difficult to tow
collier to get cable to hold," which sentrme
did not appear III the ropy of the dispatch as
preserved by Hear Admiral Schley in his press
copybook. He then asked whether tl.tvwj words
tould bv any translation or any legitimate use
of tlie cipher hate been added, or whether thev
tould be due to .1 cipher error, or had been sim
"They covld not hue bean simply added In
cipher," replied the wltnoi.s.
Sir. llatner then cross examined the witness,
first asking him whether he bail any Vnowledce
that the tlpher dispatch 111 question wail a concct
tranelation of the die-patch that Commodore
bthley pate to Captain Cotton.
"I hate no special knowledge tint It wa," the
"Now, ill Admiral Sibley's letter book I want
to show jou an entrv. The word 'confirm' otiurs.
Hoes- that not mean the naty department has
confirmed that ill-patch by comparing It with the
"It does rot mean tint to me."
"What does It mean?"
"I do not know who put that theie."
Sir. Itavner I am quite uio we do not know
who put It there.
The Witness That was tliere when I first looked
at the hook; so was also the word "cancelled" in
some of the otlur dispatches."
"Who lias that original dispatch, the orlglnil
rngllsh db pitch of which this is a pre- copy
can von tell me thatt"
"I do not know, I suppose the captain of Ihe
Harvard has it among his papeii. It eannnt be
found among the papers he' bis turned In at the
Sir. Itancr Tli-n we have here this ease. We
have a dispatch sent bv Admiral Schley dellteied
to Captain Cotton translated Into cipher, and
jou do not know whether that cipher is n tnrrect
tianslation of the origin d, and von cannot tell
us where we can get that original illpjtih, so
that tve can ascertain whether this press tope
does not corrcepend with the original dl'pitch
dellteied to Captain Cotton?
Sir. Hauler and Captain Parker closed he slat.
Ing there was no Intention on their part to cast
ativ Imputation on the ilepailment.
The wltneixi was excused and rt ;i,.in p, m
court adjourned until Monday inoinlng.
Costa Rica Is Neutral.
Hy Ksehtslie Wire from Tho AsmcUIcI Prem.
W isliliigtoii, Sept. '.'(I, llefciilng to news in
regard In I ho I nlombian irtnlutlon in whbli It
Is said that the liberal parts has orginlzed In
San .lose, C'oU ltlci, for Ihe puiposr o( rairj
Ing on the revolution now lu progros In Colum
bia, the Cost Itlean mliiMcr lales that Ills
goternment has obcrtcd and will slilclly ob
serve the htts of neutrality, no mailer what
Influences miy be brought to bear upon Cvta
THE PRIZE WAS DIVIDED.
William Connell Dice Club One of tho
Winners nt Poultney.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Poultney, Yt., Sept. 29. The eistedd
fod svas successful In every particular
and the adjudications met with the np
pios'al of all competitors. The competi
tion on male chorus, "Song of the Pil
grim," was very spirited. The prize
was divided between tho William Cou
ncil dice club, ot Scranton, and Metto
wee dlee club.
P. H. Hoberts, ot Olyphant, won the
musical competition, und William
Kvnns took the prize In tho baritone
solo competition. Ivor Parry won two
prizes. The concert given by the Con
nell Cilee club was u grand success.
The Guard at the Vault Is At
tacked and Stabbed by
a Masked Man.
By Kuclinite Wire from The Associated Tress.
Canton. O., Sept. 29. A strange story
conies from Westlawn cemetery tonght
where a company ot regulars from
Fort Wayne, Mich., arc guarding tho
vault In which the body ot President
SlcKlnley lies. It is to the effect that
the guard on duty on top ot the vault
fired a shot at one man who refused
to heed 'his challenge, that the shot
svas diverted by another man who ap
peared fiom nnother direction nnd that
an effort was made to slab the guard.
Military regulations prevent cither
the officers or the men ftotn being
quoted on any matter connected with
tholr service and for 'this teason Cup
tan rtiddlc -who Is in command was
obliged to decline to be quoted at the
camp tonight He will make a full re
port to his superiors at once. Itcllablo
authorities made the following state
ment: Private Deptend was on guard duty
on top of the vault at a point com
manding tho entiance below and the
niKii appeared front the renr. Shortly
before 7.S0 he saw whnt he took to bo
the face ot it man pcetlng from behind
a tree about 10 feet from his post. He
watched It for twenty minutes lie
says, nnd at 7.15 saw the mint hurry to
a tice ten feet neater. He challenged
the man do halt but this was not heed
ed and the fellow npproached nearer.
Deptend levelled his gun and aimed
to .shoot for effect but just at that
blatant another man who came toward
hiin from the opposite side caught tho
gun, tlitew It up and tho bullet wus
spent In the air. This same man
struck Deprend on tho rlsht side ot
the abdomen with a ktilfo or other
Miarp weapon cutting an "IV gash lu
his overcoat an Inch and a half long
each way ami a smaller ono In his
blouse. Tho flesh was not bioken but
was htulsed under the cuts in tho
Deptend in the struggle fell
and tolled down the tldc ot the vault.
Lieutenant Ashbridge was In fmnt ot
the vault and rushed to tho top on
hearing the shot, but the men made
good their escape. All members from
the company on hearing tho shot hur
ried to tho vault and besides search
ing the cemetery the guard was In
creased. Deprend Is a recruit enlisted
In New York four months ago. He la
said to be nn excellent soldier and to
have a line recotd with his olllcers. He
says the man who attacked him was
masked, but that the thst one he saw
was not masked. He says that the
hitter can led a white package In his
tight hand and something that glit
tered in his left. Since the Incident
stories have been told In camp ot
sumo Incendiary conversations over
heard In the crowds that have visited
the cemetery, Including one today al
leging that come stranger said: "Lots
of pcoplo would like to see this whole
thing blown up." Tliere nto seventy
soldiers at tho remotely, twenty nf
whom aro constantly on guard duty
about tho vault and camp.
fly Kxilmlti Wire from The Associated Press.
(Jueftistnttn, Sept. '). sailed 1 I'mhrla, from
Liverpool, New uiV. Isuidon-sjlled: Star
eiuette, New oik, Southampton Sailed: lUl
barae-a (from llrcme-n), New York,
Gompanu G, Ninth United States
Inlmuru, Surprised bu the
ONLY 24 AMERICANS
MANAGED TO ESCAPE
The Members of tho Company At
tacked While nt Breakfast by nn
Overwhelming Force of Insurgents
nnd Thoso Not Killed Aro Forced
to Retreat Filipinos Capture All
of the Company Stores nnd All of
the Rifles Save Twenty-six Tho
Outbreak Regarded as a Conse
quence of tho Assassination of
Hy Excluslte Wire from The Associated Press.
Manila, Sept. 29. A disastrous fight
between United States troops and In
surgents occurreel yesterday In the Isl
and of Samar, near Ilalanglga. A large
body of insurgents nttaeked Company
C, Ninth infantry, only twenty-four
members of the company escaping.
All the others arc loported to have
The company were at breakfast when
attacked, and made a determined re
sistance, but the overwhelming num
bers of tho Insurgents compelled them
Of the survivors, who have arrived
at Bases-, eleven aro wounded. Accord
ing to the latest returns, the strength
of tho company was seventy-two. The
survivors Include Captain Thomas W.
Connell, First lieutenant Edwnrd A.
lmnipiis and Dr. It. S. Grlswold, sur
Captain IMwIn V. Hookmlllcr, of the
Ninth infantry, reports th.rt General
Hughes Is assembling a force to attack
The Insurgents captured nil the stores
and ammunition of the company and
all the rifles except twenty-six.
Washington, Sept. 29. News of tlie
disastrous fight between troops of the
Ninth Infantry and the Insurgents In
the island of Samar, yesterday, was
sent promptly by General Hughes,
commanding In that Island, to General
Chaffee nt Manila, nnd by blm trans
mitted to the war department. It
reached the depaitment during the
early hours today, and Adjutant Gen
etal ('en bin, reuliiug Its Importance,
at once made It public:, after bending u
Cop to the white bouse.
General Chaffee's dispatch, which
agrees with the Associated Press dis
patch, Is as follows:
Manila, Sept, iX
Adjutant Ceneral, Washington.
Hughes reports following fioin Ilis.e.v, Southern
Samar: Twintj four men, Ninth regiment, t'nited
States inf-Mitr,!, eletcn wounded, bate Just ai
rited from Itilangiiu. ltemiinder company
killed. Insurgents secured nil company supplies
and all rifles except twelte. Company was at
tacked during breakfast, morning, Sept. Is; nun.
pany, setenty two stiotig, Oltheis Thomas ,
Connelly (captain), Kdttird A. Iliinipi (first lieu
tenant). Dr. It. S. (irttntild (mapir suigeoul, et
(lipid. (Mgned) ( bailee.
Samar a Dangerous Country.
The news created a sensation In offi
cial circles, it was the first severe te
verse that has occurred for n long time.
Still the olllelals were not unpiepared
for news of just this character from
Sainar, lu which the i evolution started
by Aguiualdo still continues. Samar is
a country nbntit as large as tho state
(if Ohio, mid the Anici'lc-nii 1Yiri'rH nf
,,,.,.,,,,,.1.1,111 number In all between .Minn
nd 2,500 men. These ate distributed
among various posts in the island, a
large number being located at tho mote
Important centers. Simla never made
any effort to occupy S.iniar, and It onl'
has been for probably tluto months
past that the T'nlted States has uudri
taken that work. Tho latest repot t
made by General Hughes to the war
department wns that the number of
Insurgent rilles lu tho Island aggre
gated about three hundred. Tho Fili
pinos enrrled on a guetllla warfare and
operations against them were dlillcult.
The disaster to Company C, of the
Ninth Infantty, occurred, It Is believed,
while It was engaged In an expedition
to clear the country of loving bauds ot
thof-e Insurgents. The fact that the
Americans were attacked while at
breakfast Indicates tho daring and
pluck of the insurgents.
Immediately upon the receipt of th
dispatch, Adjutant General Corbln
cabled General Chaffee to send a com
plete teport of the fighting and a list
of tho casualties. A well-known offi
cial of the government, In speaking ol
this outbreak against the American
forces lu Samar, said he rcgardee) as
a consequence of the death of Presi
dent McKinley. In all probability the
lusui gents hud received, ho said, only
ineagi'o reports and possibly believed
the shooting to bo the tesult of some
popular outbreak against the presl
dent. The natives had sclrcd tho op
portunity In the flickering hope of re
trieving somo of tho lost ground,
-- -f t W. St
sV- Washington, Sept, 30. Forecast Tor
sv- Kastern rennijltanm Cooler Monday.
-f Tuesday, fair, v triable xslndv
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