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SOItAKTON, PA., TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 1001.
vhe Commander ot the Iowa Gives
Important Testlmonu at
ESSEL COALED AT SEA
ommnnder Miller, cf the Merrimnc,
Tells of His Experience In Fur
nishing Fuel for Battleships Cap
tain Jewell's Statement Denies
That He Had Conversation with
Admiral Schley Concerning tho
rf' Location of the Spanish Squadron.
, A Graphic Description of the Naval
Battle Is Given by Admiral Evans.
fly Kxclnaise Win; from The Associated Preps,
) "Washington, S-pt. 30. near Admiral
Evans, wlio as captain commanded tlio
battleship Jotva during the Santiago
campaign, was a witness before the
Schley naal court of Inquiry today.
Hip testimony covered the entire period
from the time the lowu left the port of
Key West, on the 20th nf Muy, 1R9S,
until the filh of .Inly, when Admiral
Kvans testified lie had a conversation
with Admiral Schley concerning the
battle of the .'Id. He related In detail
the priiiL'Ipiil details of the battle off
Santiago and also gave jiarticulars
concerning the bombarding ot the
Colon on the Hist of May.
Other witnesses were Captain Theo.
F. Jewell, who was commander of the
eruiscr Minneapolis during the Spanish
war, and Commander James M. Liller,
who was in command of the collier
Mexrlmuo until that vessel was turned
over to Lieutenant llnhson to be sunk
In the mouth of the harbor at Santi
ago. Admiral Kvans had not concluded
his testimony when the court adjourned
for tho clay.
Proceedings in detail.
W.ixhiiigtnu, Npl. :;t. The lirt willies today
in tho Schlci iniuli.v was Ciiiiiin.indor .lnnio.s Jl.
MUjer, who was in charge nf tin tedlicr .Mcrriin.it!
while that vc.M'l w.ia a p.nt ot 1,'car Admiral
'Sclile.i' Flying Squ.idioii. He -aid Mint he liul
.spumed enniuiatid nf tho Men im.ic on April 11
ait Snrfnlk. lie li.nl l.ikm mi bri.ird at Lambert's
(1'jlllt (rain nilcntalil about j.OK) tons of 111.1I.
Ills vrcl had been capable of making .it Hid
between nine ami Ion knots, but afterward lie
had (rouble with hi? prcinv machinery, so th.it
li.v .May '.!.! nnii 21 lio would 1nt! hesitated in
to In;: to get a speed nf nu'io tlun seven oi eight
Knots out ot In r. Ho ic.ul from tlio collier'-, log
to how lh.it tho lima, M,i.-.-.uhu.-ctU and tho
astine li.nl been in.ilid mi May A; and .May 'Jl.
i No record was lomid of tho coaling oC any es-
i-rl on M.iy '2 nr May 'li when tlio Mpi.idrnu was
1 proceeding fiuin Cienfiiegos to S.mtlagn.
1 "The hoa," he said, "on tho LVilh was n.i-.ly,
gillie lin-ly. The Meirimae. being a heavy i r.-.' I .
Its speed was affeebil. lint if I hid a smaller
vcs-cl 1 hlii'iiM h.ne fill it very iniii-li." lie jlco
Mid that tin.' weather tor that day w.ii had. I.nlp
Sin Uio aftoinooil of .May "Jii the internieilialn ;alsc
ct (lie collier was hrohen, hut preuous to the ar-
rial off Suitiat'o (.he lud not boon "broken down,
kablod or dilnjcd." A to tlio Heather toiidi-
VUH on Jlay !!. tho wltwwt said:
''I tliould say I could have coaled, a I liml
licro (coiiMiltm the los) we were ltiakiuir ten
'knots at one time. Wo ot up to tweho knots.
fancy tlio weather could not have been cry
binteioas. ie.nl here lunu tho los. At 1
(clock wven Minis, then iv, utid so on. We
nt up tn ten. Theie is tuic cntiy here Iliac wo
jot up to oleou knot?. On that date I find,
Klramlnsr with the Mriuilrnii r.i,t to quailei'
lovth.' and 1 liml by the cntiy, lietwveu S o'clock
t the rnornini; und meridian of that day that ne
.'ado from ten to twelve knot."
SVr. llantia What was the condition nf the sea?
("Tlio he.i had then smoothed, I should iuli;e,
bin the way we were soinjr. Wo raised our
S -tn tcven tn ten knot".'
,, you find any entries is to the wind?"
'The wind was cast, southeast ami veered to
)' "As to its course?"
"Its course I h.ue not lure. On the colliers we
jept no regular loir."
"Could .ion have craled ve.-sel on tin! afternoon
of .May 2fi"
"I could up to the time I was broken ilo.vn.
While I had control 1 could hate coaled."
"What time did you break down?" 6
I "We slopped at 5. .10 o'clock that afternoon."
A Supposititious Question.
Atkt'l If voxels could h.ue been coaled while
the Mcirlinao was in tow of the Yule, tho witnem
replieh that It w.u a huppotllloii'. question. A.s
n nutter of fact thu Jleirlinic could noi coal any
vtNsel while in tow. l)n days tioin .Mai -Si to
May ."I, exiept on the days when en loiite Irom
lcnfuesea to Rintlauci and when diwbled, tho
Meiriuuic had hid cttcls a1nni;sld for th pur-po-n
of iiullnir and they lud been ro.i!cd fiam
In crnsH-euiuli.alinn Mr. It.ijner i)netloiied
Ooniin.indrr Miller eoncoriilntr iimIIiij; from the
Merrlmae on Jlay 21. The commander said tin.
Uasjathuctts hid been dialed ut .;X) o'clock lit
Hie inorniiiK of that day, lie w.n then examined
jotuernlns slgiuls as lo cnulliif; the Texas. Wldle
lheo quontUilM weie liclni put the witness siicl.t
liiilSliliiuly: "tin nlu.nl; yiurio l!ut me lliciv
lie then proceeded: "I klndled oer, M olijec
in n.niiiK iwii ii,iiui!iiiiks ainUKiue of me," am!
WpiJin rnilip, of the Texas (dynalled, I think, tn
rjptaln IIIkkIiisoii, but I ila not know whether it
ft.s to the admiral or him, 'K and .M, will iru.h
Mr, Itaj ner Von were not (1; 5011 were .V. (I
as the llisachuett
"I was (I, I Ihiiik. What objeilcd to waj
imlmr two b.ittlediip In-tldo me. 'Ihey hl .1
lirculiar motion, and whin two battleships are
jollinsf th'vy would hac a tendency to (rush a
:olIler between tin in. II h.h not ni much cu
iccomit of the weather a it was the ptceeiice of
me lutllrlilp on each idde."
"How wa? the tea at that tlmeV" '
"1 did not feel the ea my much, because my
uhtp w.u a peculiarly steady ship,"
I "How wu It hi far ai the other shins are con.
nattlceldps alniit alwaji have motion, '('hat
my f.perlence, So far as I am pcrionullv con.
ferned I could have roaled." '
"Well, how about the other rr'sckt"
"Tint U not (or me to Jml;p."
. "Then when you spoke about your capacity to
teal jou spekn about Jour own ship?"
"Yes, tint I was ready for ilellveiy. am civ.
ns no opinion rrirariling other shlpj."
fonllnulntr the wlliirm said Hut he "always
jaleil to bo alonsido the baltlpulilpi. The Jlcr.
:Unac," ho wrnt on, "w.u ulnars tleady, but
'.he battlnhips were contliiiully lolllnj,"
-"jupeciaiiy hi a ruujju kj," kuageitcd Mr.
ON SCHLEY CASE
"In nny sea," re.ponrl"d the wllnef,
"Is nnl that especially true when the warship
has protruding sponsors us had the Texas?"
"They were alws muly," tho wllnrss ii"
His Log Was Silent.
Air. Itajner questioned Commander .Miller close
ly coiiveiiitnK the stale of the wcalhor and ot the
sea on May 2rt, quotlni; fioin Admiral Oervcra'a
statement on that subject, but the wilness would
only say that hi lo; :m silent as to the condi
tion of Ihe sea at that time. In Hut connection
ho refeired tn his remnint from tho command nf
the Meirlinai: In order to turn the vessel over to
I.ieiitciuut llobson. He paid on Hut point:
"When I was taken out suniniailly fioni the
Merrimnc ne.nly cverillilng I had was losl, and
the only tlilnw t can lenienibor now with the
few notes 1 have here Is in this loir."
Tlio Court "Was there any point near Cienfuo.
kos where vessel could have found protection
from the sea on May 21?"
"I do not think that unless wc li.nl gone up
probably to the Uc of Pines there was any place,
so far as I can remember now, where we could
hat i! found smoother weather than we found nil
ClcnXiicccw. 1'eih.ips wc could have found it very
far to tlio eastward."
The Court "Could you have coaled any of tho
e.5-ols on May i!." had you been oulired lo do
"1 should judge so, to the best ot my knowl
odco and belief. 1 say 1 could co.d jc, I could
coal nt any time but (lion t could not haw
coaled comfortably. For the other ships it was
what we cull a na,ly tea, and squally, rainy
weather, and if I had my choice T would not have
coaled on that day that is, on the Sitli."
As ho left the stand Commander Miller asked
that lie might be eve used if ho hid shown any
"I feel a litlle bit touchy about the Morrimae,"
ho said. Admiral Dewey asured him tb.it ho 1ml
displayed no temper.
Captain Jewell's Testimony.
Captain Theodore .1. .lowell, who commanded
the cruiser Minneapolis dining the Spanish war,
was the next wllis. Captain Jewell said that
he had fallen in with tho Flying Squadron under
command of Cnmimidoic Schley on tho evening of
Captain I.einly quoted from Admiral Schley'
letter tn the senate committee on naval atfairs,
dated Feb. 18, IVm, saying: "After having been
informed hy the scouts commanded by such offi
cers as Sig-liee, Jewell and Wise tint, although
they had been ofi" Santiago for a week, they had
seen nothing of Cenera's fleet since it lelt Cilia
can." lie then a-k(d the witness whether be
(Captiin Jewell) had given to Admiral Schley
that information or any other information con
cciniiig the Spanish fleet.
"t gave him no information with rcfcicnee to
the subject whatever," was the reply.
The Judge Advocate- At the time nu worn
within signalling dktanco n' the llagship of the
Flying Squidron oil' Santiago were .veil at liny
time asked .uy question by Cennuoiloie Schley a.s
tn the precino of tie SpanUirsqiiadioii in tan
tiagn? "Vot to mv recollection."
"In .vein lccollecl wi.etbor you went on board
the thgsliip Itrookl.vu at Ibis time?"
"I did not go on board that day."
Captain Jewell said that when lie first Favv Ad
miral Sibley's statement ho wrote a letter to the
ilepailinent denying that lie had given the in
bniu.iliou icfeircd to. Objection was made to
that line of testimony and it was persNtcd in.
The witness aul In leply lo a question I mm Mr.
lt.i.vner that he bad no knowledge that Captain
sigshec. speaking for himself and Captains Jewell
and Wise, had said to Commodore Schley on May
t!i'. ui Santiago, that neither he (the witites) nor
himself (Sigsbee) hud seen anything or knew any
thing of the movements or whereabouts nt the
Sp.iui-h Heet. Jior did bo know whether Captain
Sigsbee wrote a letter tu Commodore Schley giv
ing that as :i but.
Tlio court aiked a quction which opened up
the coaling subject. It was as follows:
"How far could the .Minneapolis have gone
with her IIXI ton.-, of coal at the tunc jou state?"
"If I had burned 41") Ions nf co.d I could have
m.ido something like twelve or thirteen hundred
miles. That would have left Ihe bunkers empty.
I was burning about ninety-live tons a day and
on that making fomtecn or liftcen knots."
Drawing from Captain Jewell tlio fact that the
distance from Santiago In Ivey Wet is S0 miles,
Mr. Itayncr a-ked:
As to Signals.
"In view of what you said Just now, will you
explain tho signals I read: 'A.'M p. in.. May 10,
flagship to the Minneapolis: "Have ou enough
coal to go to Key WcatV" Minneapolis to Hag.
ship: ".liht enough." how do jou explain
"I am giving my recolleelloii at the lime. As
I slid, my toil supply was reduced and I was
com fined, Theie were a great many bigiuls
being made, and I replied to the signal without
consulting the coal account particularly, and I
considered that thicc da,vs steaming was the limit
1 could sifely go."
"There is an irror hue ot about ."i()0 to Ut)
miles. Dight bundled and 1,"IH) or 1,400 ai very
"1 estimated the ili-lame I could steam. I did
not usually piniidu for binning cveiy miner of
cmi! in Ihe hunki'is, and, finthortiiore, wo havo
gol to allow for contingencies, I was hauling
the tiles hoin the bnilei viry often on account
nf the leaks, starling Iredi lire In I lie other boll
eis. .My io.il i'.penditiuo. was v.niable. I could
not depend upon It."
"I lieu ut this lime yuu had just enough, ac
cording tn Hies signals, m no to Key West?"
"1 aiiiU'iHiijKiy West with less than ll) to-is
of io.il mi boattj."
C.ipnliu JrvvpH. was ibni cscu-ed, and Captain
All ( .ilia wif lycalkd for Hie purpoaa ol correcting
bis testimony. ''"Whllo be was nil tlio stand lint
jnint Usked iiliii two questions, which, lucilicr
awiii uie ujiiies, weie us unions;
yfl'lie tsjniii Was thein any plain in Hut vicinity
(ftjv I 'a "?'.. wjiere Uigtr vessels could hive
-found prsHecTiVn Jroni v.rslctly or soullivvijteily
')j!P!lf i. waslio place vvheic the luge ship
,epnWJa)iftjairf'teiloii tiom .westiily uinl soulli
.yestWlyiAvfrwR. he prevailing winds went firm
iilie, t-ajitKuwr a ciutlivvesieily wind l nf short
rdinaUoiCmiliJt vicinity, and means change of
Alt eel unfit 1 1 Ihe nurlh very quiil.ly,
TlieyTuut Had Ihe Ilea of Cetvera been in tlio
liiibnr could It hive Is en lien by Hie vessels
blni Lading that port?
"I sbniild say not. The uppei pait of (n
lii.nts iiil';ht luve been seen if lliej had beui hi
the siietth of Ihe iivcr where its Uiuis to Ihe
cist, but I shoiihl not e.xpeit lo have found them
llieic. If they weio behind (lie bill (,cy lolld
not hive been seen, in my opinion."
Captain McCalla mis then excused llnally and
the emu I adjourned for luncheon, with a sta'e-
IContinued on (age !,
Malunoy City, Kept. SO, Ilurglari yesterday
morning tnle a considerable amount of money,
cigar, wines and wuue jewelry fi out (he hotel
ot 'I (Ionian I'ogarly,
Haiilsburg, Sept. !;0. A proclamation waj l
med today by Pr. Nathan C Bcrucfcr, tate hi
pcrliilciidcut nf public nilructlon, designating
t'llday, Oil. 25, as Autumn ,rhor day, The
Mipcrinlciidcnt requests teachcia and pupils of
the public Khouls throughout the italc to ob
serve the day by (ho planting v' trees and by
other suitable cxcrcUcj.
ABE IN THE FIELD.
Judge Yerkes, Mr. Corey and Others
File Nomination Papers.
By Kxclustvo Wire from The Assoclttrd t'rcM.
Unrrlxhtirff, Kept. 30. The noinlnn
tlon of JiiiIrc llnrmnn Yerkes, of tbieUs
county, and Iteprcscntatlvo VI. A.
Corny. Jr., of Luzerne county, candi
dates of the Union party for Supreme
court judge nnti state trensurcr, were
llled in the stale department today by
Sttitc Chairman Fntnk M. Kltcr, of
Philadelphia. At tho same tltno pnpers
nninlnatliiK ITnnry Budd and O. Ilnrry
Davis, of Philadelphia, for JudRes of
common picas court, No, fi, In the First
Judicial district, and Andrew Lofhcr,
ot LewlsburR', for president judge of
the Seventeenth district of the Union
party, wero also llled.
The nomination papers of the Social
ist party's state candidates, .T. Malilou
Uarnes, of Philadelphia, for state
treasurer, and Charles Ifcydriek, ot
1'b'ie, for president Judge, wero also put
on record today. Tho time limit for
Illim? nomination pnpers for candidates
to bo voted for at tho November elec
tion oxplrcs tomorrow, nnd for the ac
commodation of the public the depart
ment will bo kept open until midnight.
ACCOUNT OP CAPTURE
OF ELLEN STONE
Detailed Statement of the Affair Is
Received by a Relative of the
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated Tieu.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. SO. A de
tailed account of the capture of Miss
Kllen at. Stone, the missionary, ,by
brigands in Turkey, litis been received
in a letter from Mrs. If. C. Haskell, ot
Samovka, Bulgaria, lo a relative here.
Her letter says Miss Stone bad been
holding1 her usunl summer school for
Bible workers at Uansko, Macedonia.
On September 3, a party ot six stu
dents from the collegiate institute at
Samokova, three or four nulgnrinn
teachers, Mr. and Mrs. Tsllka, who had
spent several years in America, Mrs.
Coshern. and Miss Stone started for
DJumlnk. twelve hours' travel. From
there they were to go to their differ
ent homos. At '1.30 o'clock that after
noon, as they were resting in the
mountains, Miss Stone and Mrs. Tsllka
being on horseback and the rest on
foot, they wore surrounded by thirty
or forty tinned men. These- men wero
dressed In Turkish costume, but Mere
masked or blackened. They ordered the
party to inarch, and drove them up the
steep mountain side. Mis.s Stone told
the boys they were taking them away
from the rond to rob and perhaps kill
them. She did not spenlc of capture,
as it is almost unheard of for brigands
to tnko a woman.
After going an hour's distance, the
brigands stopped and demanded their
money. They took what gold they had,
but returned tlio silver. 'When this was
done, one of them said to Miss Stone:
"We want you," and ordered her and
airs. Tsllka to go with them. She made
no remonstrance. Mr. Tsilkn made a
move to follow his wife, but tlicy
forced him back. A part of the brig
ands kept watch on those (hat re
mained, to keep them from hurrying
lo inform the government, but next
morning let them go.
Tho brigands murdered one nf the
men of the party before the eyes of tho
captives to get bis horse. They took
this animal, as well as tho hoiups rid
den by Miss Stone and airs. Tsllka. The
students went to Samokova and wired
Dr. House at Salonika, Miss Stone's
station. He Immediately went to tho
American consul and telegraphed to
General Dickinson, who knew Miss
Stone. Tho nows spread over Bulgaria
like a flash, for Miss Stone was widely
known and rreatly beloved.
MANILA HEMP SCANDAL.
Senate Sub-Committeo Begins Inves
tigationThe Charges Against
By Kxelimlvo Wire from Tlio Associated Press.
"Washington, Sept. SO. The senate
sub-conunltteo of tho committee on
military affairs, consisting of Senators
Hawley (chairman), Proctor, Burrows,
Cockrell and Harris, at 11 o'clock to
day began the investigation of charges
against Lieutenant Colonel 11. O. B.
Heistand, of tlio army, in connection
with tho alleged Manila hemp combi
nation. 3 u brief the charges against Colonel
Helstand tiro that he, In connection
with other olllcers of the army ami
some olllclnls In the civil departments
of the government, attempted to foim
a combination to control the output of
hemp from tlio Philippines, using their
iilllclnl positions and Influence to
further their ends. Major lluwke pre
ferred tlio charges.
PRESIDENTS' SALARIES PAID.
The Last Order for Mr. McKinley,
Mr. Roosevelt's Salary,
Ily Kxrlusirr Wire from The Auociited PrenO
Washington, Sept. ;!0, Warrantsi
went drawn nt tho treasury depart
ment today In settlement of tho ealary
duo tho latu president at tlio (hue
of his death. Tlio aiuotint was j,.
. Warrants also were drawn eoviiilng
Mr. Kooseveit's salury to October 1, or
seventeen dnys and aggregating $2,.
Simbuiy, Sept. 30. Ilalpli llamsev. airnl 11
wuj shot and killed at a shooting match near
here jcklenlay. John Specht, aged IS, khnt at a
bird ami Itanisey ran in fiont of (he gun.
Maiuli Chunk, Sept. KO.-'Jhe Carbon County
ltcpubllcan lounly convention today nominated
llaulel W. Siller, ol Mjyili tliunk, for district
attorney and S. II. (.'ilium, el behlgliloii. for
luioiiei. .1. M. )ricbal! and 'I', M. Whlldln
were named ilelcg.il vi to hc next ia((. conveii.
tlca. Ilolh ate lor John KlUn for govenivr.
Officers Do Not Believe an Attempt
Was Made to Desecrate the
DOUBT DEPREND'S STORY
Captain Biddle Now Convinced That
the Sentinel Must Have Deceived
Himself ns to the Occurrence The
Guard at the Vault Is Increased.
Captain Biddle Thanks the Re
porters. By Exclusive Wire Irom The AMoelated 1'rest.
Canton. Sept. 30. 'J'hc olllcers and
men ot Company C, of the Fourteenth
Tutted States infantry, on duly tit
Westlawn cemetery, guarding the rest
ing pluco of President McKinloy.w-orkcd
diligently today investigating the
strange story in which' Private Dep
rend.vho was on duty at the top of tho
vault Sunday night, figured so promi
nently. Thu same reticence, imposed
hy military regulations which prevent
ed the ofllcers and men from making
detailed statements concerning the in
cidents lust night, was operative to
day. From Interviews with tho com
manding olllcers, several non-commissioned
ofllcers and a number ot pri
vates, the following was gathered:
All tho commissioned olllcers and the
members of tho company in general
accepted fully tho story related by
Private Deprend last night, and really
believed that tho prowlers were about
the vault, with no good purpose. To
day only one of tho commissioned ofll
cers adhered to the belief that an at
tempt had been made upon the sentry
for ghoulish purposes, lie said:
"It was the real thing. It was
prompted by the pure cusscdiicss of
some people, who thought to bring re
proach upon the nation by doing dam
age to tho resting place of the dead
Alt tho men who wore seen expressed
tho belief that Private Deprend acted
in good faith, and that he related only
what he believed to be the real facts.
AVitli tho captain and others, lip went
over the details ot the whole affair at
least a dozen times, and, it Is said, bo
did not vary in a matter of import
ance. Particular Inquiry was made as
to his sobriety at tho time, and it is
said that it Is established beyond all
reasonable doubt that he had not been
drinking nnd that ho was In his nor
mal condition. The most common be
lief is that the sentinel was over
wrought by the loneliness of his posi
tion, that his jerves were overtaxed
and that imagination contributed some
of the details related in good faith.
The post was regarded by all as par
ticularly isolated und depressing to the
man guarding it at night, and it Is
understood that more- sentinels will bo
stationed at tho point In tho future.
No Formal Action Taken.
The matter has been reported in full
to Oenernl Otis at Chicago, command
ing1 the department to which tho guard
is attached. "Whether there will be a
formal Inquiry into thu matters re
mains for General Otis to determine.
Olllcers at the cemetery expressed tho
hope that Inasmuch as no actual harm
had been done, no formal action would
Sergeant Cook, who is also known as
Sergeant Koch, through tho mis
spelling of bis name on one of the
rolls, and who was supposed lo have
heard remarks Sunday afternoon
among visitors, further explained as
"I was on dutv at the guard tent
near the vault Sunday afternoon.
There were three funerals at the cem
etery and many people passing all the
time. Three men, representative look
ing men such ns como by tho score,
every day, spoke to me, One asked
how long the sentinels in front of tho
vault gates were kept on duty and f
told him half uu hour tit a time. He
replied he had rather that they wero
kept there two hours and thought thot
wiis hard service. I told him that at
first they were, kept there two hours
but the thuo liud been shortened. He
asked If there were other guards. I
told him there were soveral on tho
hill ovr the vault and at other places.
The second man said lie did not sco
the use of nil this fiuss; that no ono
would try to do any harm now. The
third man said ho was mistaken; there
wero lots of people who would like
to seo the whole thing blown up. No,
I had not then nor have I now any
suspicion that any of these men would
havo any Interest or would sympathize
with any act ot violence. I think they
wero speaking of tho disposition of
other classes who might be prompted
to do such acts."
The usual guard and patrol was oti
duly today. Last night lifter thu story
of Private Deprend the forco was In
creased by tho addition of ton men.
Lieutenant AVnrc arrived from Fort
AVuyuo, Jilch,, today, and relieved
Lieutenant A very, who went hank to
CAPTAIN BIDDLE SKEPTICAL.
He Does Not Credit Story of Guard
at President's Tomb.
Ily Dxclusitt Wire fiom The Associated I'reu.
Canton, O,, Sept. 30. Shortly after
noon toduy Captuin Diddle, command
ing tlio guard at AVcstlawn cemetery,
thanked tho reporters for tlio fair and
correct piatiucr in which they had de
scribed tho incidents at WohUuwii
cemetery last night. He tald, after a
careful investigation today;
"I think tlio sentinel deceived him
self in tlio occurrence. I don't think it
probable that an attack, such us ha
stated, actually occurred,
"When daylight caiiio, wo could (lnd
no eridouco of a stiuggle."
POWERS FORMS NEW LEAGUE.
A Scheme for Protection Against
Base Ball Magnates.
Hy Kxchifllve Wire front The Associated Pres.
New York, Sept. HO. President P. T.
Powers of tho Knstorn Baseball league
gave out a Htutcment today that In
consequence of the National League's
abrogation of the national agreement
the professional baseball clubs in tho
United States and Canndn excepting
the sixteen club members in the Na
tional and American leagues have
handed together for muluul protection
and- organized an Independent associa
tion ii n do r the name of tho National
Association of Professional Baseball
Leagues, of which Powers Is tho presi
dent. Mr. Powers has addressed a loiter to
the president of each club member of
the Natlonnl and American leagues
asking them to co-operate with the
new association In respecting the re
servo and contract rights of the clubs
KILLED IN COLLISION.
Three Men Dead, Two Hurt Crash,
on. N. Y., N. H. and H.
Ily KxifMvc Wile from The .Muciatcd I'rc.
Urldgepoi't, Sept. 30. Three men,
wero killed and two seriously injured
in a collision of freight trains on tho
Berkshire division of the New York,
.New Haven and Hartford Railroad, ut
Long Hill, about S o'clock this morn
ing. The dead arc: Engineer E.
Hums and Fireman Gustafson of the
northbound train, and Urakeman Nuly
of the southbound train.
Holt, the engineer, and Pitcher, the
fireman, of the southbound train, are
Tho cause of the collision was duo,
according to the railroad officials, to an
oversight on the part of Engineer
Holt of the southbound train, which
was running as an extra. The extra
should have stopped at Stepney to
meet tho regular, but the engineer kept
on. The collision occurred a quarter
of a mile south of Long Hill, when
both trains were going at a good speed.
The engines and twelve cars were
POLICE MEET SPANISH MOB.
Five Persons Wounded at Celebration
of Anniversary of Revolution.
Ily Kiclmivc Wire from The Associated Pros.
Mndrid, Sept. 30. Tho anniversary of
thu revolution of 1S68 was celebrated at
Madrid and other towns yesterday.
At a meeting of 20,000 Republicans
and Socialists at Barcelona tho crowds
proeedud to lay a wreath upon the
monument of General Prim, the Insur
Tho mobs met in collision with the
police, who fired in response to a vol
ley of stones. Three of the persons
participating In the demonstrations
and two police olllcluls were wounded.
DISASTER AT LADYSMITH
Fire in the Slope of Mines Many
Men Are Missing.
Py K.U'hi-iivn Wire bom The Associated Presn.
Victoria. Sept. 30. Premier Duns
ninlr, president of tho Welling Col
liery company, has received the fol
lowing dispatch from Alex Hridon,
manager of the Extension mines of
that company, situated near Lady
smith "Fire occurred in No. 2 slope
at No. 3 level, which made such head
way that in half an hour it was half
way up the slope, spreading to the air
ways und workings of No. 2 and No.
3 mines. I was obliged to stop both
mines after two explosions. Have lost
some men. Cannot say how many."
A special dispatch says:
"No 2 slope at Extension Is on tire
and dense clouds of black smoke can
be seen from here. Fu.u particulars are
not obtainable, but a lute report says
that from eight to fifteen men are in
danger, if not lost. It Is said that It
was impossible to get air to them and
that they ure probably dead. The lire
broke out this evening. The cause is
not yot known. Tho management has
sent for hose and lire apparatus to all
points In this vicinity. Tho miners
supposed to be lost are:
MacCaullum, Reeves, Watson,
"Tony," an Italian, name unknown;
David Grltllths, Blukcly; David Mottl
shaw. Mike Dolan, Soveral others are
KING TO VISIT INDIA.
Report That Edward Will Go '.there
to Be Crowned Emperor.
Ily Inclusive Wire from The Associated I'rem.
boiidnn, Sept. .'i0. It Is reported that when the
war in South Africa is over Ivini: lalvvaid and
(Jneen Alexandra Intend to visit tho colonies and
India, nnd that while in India lib, nujebty will be
crowned rmncior ot India,
By JIvclii'Ivo Wire from The Associated i'les..
New York, Sept. 30. Arrived! Ch.impaiine.
Ilavic; Phoenicia, Hamburg; Rnttcidaui, Hotter
dam; Trave, tlenoa; Minneapolis, London.
Cleared: Servi.i, Liverpool; Ocunanic, Liverpool:
Philadelphia, Southampton; Kron Piinz Wilhelin,
llreiuen via l'l,i mouth nnd Clierbouru. .Southamp
tonArrived: Kaiser Wilhelin Ihr firo-iso (fiom
New Yolk), ia Cherliouii," nnd llremen. Illhral.
tai Aiilwil: Allen, New Yoik for Nnples and
Henna. Sailed: lloln iizollern (fiom (ienoa and
ailck), .S'cvv Yoik, llonloKiie Sur-Mer--Arrived:
potwlaui, New York lor Hotlcrdaiii (and pru-cecded).
FOREIGN NEWS IN BRIEF.
Iloinbay, Sept, 30. The lloinbay Caicltc fay
It believes lli.it a Ilrltlsh piutrctnrate will oon
be- proclaimed over Kowcyt, Hie piopoied ter.
minus of I lie Uagdad rallioad on the Persian
gulf, as a rceult of the Anglo-Turkish dispute.
Laibsiiilth, Nal.il, Sept, 110. The lliltlsli me
cim at I'nrt Itala is now known tu have been
giealer (ban Ji at lut irporUd. Two bun
dled Hocis were killed and more than i!00 vvcie
wounded or laptuicd.
Caracas, Yineiuela. Sept. .'10. The icports putt.
lisheil In the United States tn tho elicit that
tho Venezuelan government lus exacted money
fioin hanks and nieicliauts by forced loans, and
that a immMrr of (he ttorr arc ilo-ed ami that
bankruptcy is Impending arc pronounced fall
by the Veniv.ueUu kov eminent.
THE TRAGEDY AT
STARVING IN VENEZUELA.
Many Persons in Caracas Without
Food Business at a Standstill.
Ily Kxcltnlve Wire fiom The Amocl.ited lrei.
Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Sept. 23,
via Colon, Colombia, Sept. 30. The
financial condition ot Venezuela Is best
exemplified by tho fact that Venezuela
has not paid Interest on her foreign or
Internal Indebtedness for tho past
Only two or three importing houses
nt Caracas are paying expenses. The
war rumors have resulted in u notice
able decrease of Imports and a corre
sponding decrease in the collection of
Many persons In Caracas are suffer
ing from luck of food, and tho salaries
of nil the government civil employes
havo been cut in half, but even at thut
they are not paid.
The feeling throughout the country
against President Castro Is growing
stronger every day.
A rupture between Colombia and
Venezuela would give tho revolution
ary element the wanted opportunity to
attack the government.
Interest in the Yacht Race Is Tuned
to the Highest Pitch Betting
Odds Shaded Down.
Ily Uxcltisite Wire from The Associated I'rcM.
New York, Sept. 30. Every one Is
whistling for a favoring wind when
the Columbia and Shamrock It meet
tomorrow in the second race for the
America's cup. Interest is 'lined to
the highest pitch as a resuk of the
grand contest of Saturday; ccnlldence
is supreme on board the Erin and tho
Shamrock ns it is with American
yachtsmen. The course Is to bj trlun
gulnr, ten miles to a leg; a beat to
windward and two reaches or a. run
and a. reach, this, however, depending
upon the wind. The start may be ex
pected about 11.30 o'clock.
The olllcial forecast for Sandy Hook
from Washington is as follows: The
winds .will be light to fresh northerly
In the morning, but they piobubly will
decrease toward noon, and become
variable and light. A rattling wind
without too much sea were the condi
tions on the course today, while bc
two great yachts lay at anchor in the
horseshoe at Sandy Hook. It was such
a day as made the sailors on both the
challenger and defender envious. Sir
Thomas Upton called it Shamrock
weather and said that with such a
clinking breeze tomorrow he would
move the cup a little. On board the
Columbia there was no boasting but
a comfortable degree of confidence and
a certainty that If tho defender wins
tomorrow there will be nothing but
Betting today showed the effects of
Saturday's wonderful contest. Tho
talk of long odds was silenced and two
to one on Columbia seems to have been
the best recorded on the general re
sult, while on tomorrow's race these
odds wero shaded down In ono instance
to G to Ii. As a matter of fact, how
ever, the aotual bets recorded, are at
such varying figures as to odds that no
regulation can be given as a standard.
FATALLY WOUNDED AGED WIFE
Farmer Then Committed Suicide.
Quarrel Over Money Matters.
Ily i:ilutive Wire fiom The Associated l'les-i.
Ilnhart, fml,, Sept, SO. Fi edericlc . W. II.utm.in,
an aired farmer living near heie, fatally wounded
lib. wile, J!) jcars old, by striking lier tercul
times on the head with a piece of lion.
Leaving her for dead lie went In hl.i bed room
and cniinnltlcd suicide hy shooting hlm-elf. The
rouplo had been mairicd forty-live ycam and had
lal-ed a family ot live children. Of late they had
ijuaiieled over money inattcis.
Flanogan Will Be Electrocuted.
Ily Kxrlu-'hc Wire fiom The Associated Piess.
New Yoik, Sept. SO. Arthur Flanagan, a negro,
I!.' years of age, w.u today sentenced to death in
the electili! chair nt Sing Sing during the week
beginning Nov. Ii. Flanagan and another negro
named Kiiierson, who vvcie imprisoned on a charge
of burglary, miiidcrcd Hugh MtOovcrn, a keeper
In the West Side prison here, last October, while
escaping, but Liueison was killed by fulling from
the prison wall, Flanagan got away and was re
captured at 1'itt.shuig,
McKinley Memorial Exercises.
Hy Kxeluiivo Wire from The Associated Piesi,
Chicago, Sept, :I0. .Memorial exercUea In lion,
or nf President JlcKlnley weie held In Ihe tjni
fid Stales district court here today. Prominent
member ot Ilia bar, many of whom knew the late
president personally, were piesent. .ludga
Kohlsaat referred briefly to anarchy and raid $e
country was to bo congratulated that the fol
lowers of the doctrine wero so few in t lie 1'nlted
DEATHS OF A DAY.
Hy llxelii.lve Wire from The Associated l'rcs.
Itome, Sept. SO. The I'linco Charlotte Ilona.
parte, widow of Count i'rimull, died jesterday.
She wan bom in Home In )Sfc!,
Pieioila, Sept, :,u Tjaardt Kiuger, a ton of
the former piesldeut, irccnlly Miucmlcreil to (be
HritUli, has ju-t died alter u .lioit illui"n,
London, Oct. L "Allhougli Hie pinporil pur
chase of Ihe (Tiarleroi glass factories will not be
completely cairlul out," say a despatch to the
Times fiom llnu.els, "it ii virtually arranged
that the American tjlavs men are to become
Vienna, Sipt. BO. Ai cording lo the wnil-otttclal
papers of Vienna and lludi 1'cot, Aiistlia and
Hungary will refuse In renew the commercial
treaties with tiermaiiy on the basis proposed in
,tbe new Herman tarlll bill. The -Mag.var Ni'in.et
assert that Xf. Knlninan )o Szell, In until) lug
lieiiuiny to tills rll'ect, explained thai if Her
many cxcludo Hungarian pioduets Hungary must
not only close lier fiontler to Ceimany but also
to tho IlalUn V'.'f which might have grave
i political rllccts affd drive the Ualkaus into the
J anno ol ltula.
Several American Officers Be
lleved to Be .mono
SURPRISED BY AN
Later Reports Show That the Ameri
can Company Was Attacked by 400
Bolo Men and That Many Wore
Cut Down Before They Had Time
to Grasp Their Weapons A New
Branch of Filipino Cut-thronts Dis
covered at Tarlac.
fly I'.xtlmlve Wire fiom The Associated Pre.M.
Manila. Sept. 30. General Hughes,
from the Islund of Samar. reports tho
arrival of Sergeant Slarkley and ono
private at Jl'annan (?), from the fight
at Balanglga, where more than forty
men of Company C, Ninth infantry,
were killed by insurgents, who at
tacked tho troops while at breakfast
on Saturday last. The men who havn
reached Tannan say that the officer?
of the company, who, It was reported
at first, had escaped, were killed with
tho majority of the company. Tho
troops wero attacked, while unpre
pared, by 400 bolo men, of whom the
Americans killed about HO. Many ot
the soldiers wero killed in their quar
ters before they bad time to grasp their1
General Hughes is going to the scene
ot tho disaster, and will personally
command the troops.
A new branch of the Katipunan, a
Filipino secret society, has been dis
covered at Tarlac, capital of tho prov
ince of that name. The object ot tlio
society is tho slaughter of the whites.
Marcclino MurlvlIIa, president of Bano
ang. Is tho chief of the now branch,
which includes numbers of the native
constabulary, who were armed recent
ly. One policeman admits that lie was
taxed a dollar, and was ordered to
make bolos. A regular collection has
been made by tho organization from
tho natives, either by persuasion or
threats. An uprising lias been planned,
I Captain Connell's Death Confirmed.
New York, Sept. 30. Two dispatches
wero received today at tho residence
In this city ot David ,T. Council, tho
father of Captain Thomas W. Council,
of tho Ninth United States infantry.
One was from the Avar department at
Washington, saying Captain Council
had been killed in actici. The other
was from Quartermaster Kamsay. of
Captain Connell's regiment, under a
Manila date, and contained the snino
Information. The news of Captain
Connell's death, following the first re
port that ho was safe, on mo as a heavy
blow to his family and his mother was
completely prostrated by It.
Lyme, Conn., Sept. 30. Major Sur
geon 11. S. Grlswold, reported In Ma
nila dispatches as killed or missing,
was a son of Tt. S. Oriswold, of this
town. Tho family Is ono of tho oldest
nnd best known In Connecticut. At the
outbreak of the Spanish war Dr. Grls
wold enlisted In the First Connecticut
volunteers and was appointed tlrst as
sistant surgeon. After his regiment
was mustered out ho obtained a com
mission in the regular army and was
sent first to Cuba and later to tho
AVnshlnglon, Sept. 30. Owing to the
distance from Manila to the scene of
the mnssocro of Company C. the oill
cials of the war department do not ex
pect a response to their order for a full
list of the disunities before tomorrow.
However, they feel assured that tho
ofllcers of tho Ill-fated company cer
Ily Fveluilvc Wire from The Associated I'res".
HainMmrg, Sept. SO. Charters were lucd b.
the state department today to tlm following cor
porations: Atiicikun Woodworking MjiIiIiihc
company, Wllllamsport; c-jp1l.il, $1,1X10. 'I hum is
lleniy, dr. k To., .Milton: capital, $.:o,ni)0, t'aui
bill County Telephone) company, Crcfson town
ship, Cambria enmity; capital. IS'i'liHX). 7m
Kenwood Oil company, New llrlulitnu; capital,
$5,CtH The Lebanon County Trn-t company,
I.clsr.nn; capital, ?r.0,ono. Suburban Klectiln
rninpiny if Derry town-hip. Levvlslovvni capital,
fl.OOO. Cranvlllc Lleetric Light company, Lew
Istovvn; capital, $l,miO. Itccdsville I'.leclrlo Light,
ininpany, lteods.llle: capital, fcl.tviil, Siverly
Water company, Siverly: capital, ifl.nno, Pur
Air Stove, company, Philadelphia: capital. Mil..
000. Iloblnwin Manufacturing company, Muiicy;
Miss Lemly Burned to Death.
Ily Kxeluslvo Wire from The Associated Pic.
Ubarlolle, ,. ft. Pept, SO, -Miss Laura Lemly,
Fi c.in of age, a si. ter of Captain Lemly, judga
advocate of tho Schley court of inquiry, w.i
burned lo death at her home at Salem, ,V. C ,
today lier clothing aught tire from a kitchen
tlovn and i.hc was so badly burned that death
rcfeiitt.'il i'i four limns.
Mrs. McKinley's Condition.
Hy r.xrliitire Wl"' ''lm Tim' Associated Press.
Canton, tl Srpl. :io. Mis, McKinley leuulns
In uboiil the t.iine condition. She had her usual
Local data lor Sept, SO, 1001;
lllghcit trmpcraluia ,, ,,
l.owe.t temperature , .
,,.,,,. 59 degrees
fi a. m, .,.., 02 ver cent.
K p. 111, 63 per cent,
Piccipilitlon, 'Jl hours ended 8 p. m.t 0.U inch.
-- -f Jl; it
WEATHER FORECAST, -f
Washington, Sept. 30. Forecast hr -4
K.htrrn IVnnaybanU; fair Tueaday an4 -fi
Wednesday; light northerly Hindi, beconv -ft
lug variable. -M
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