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SCRANTON, 1 WEDNESDAY MOHNINC. OCTOBER 2, .100.1.
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tie Did Not Express a Belief That
Gervera Was Not In San-
HE TOLD SCHLEY
TO THE CONTRARY
Beoitcd Certain Events to Show That
There Was a Probability of the
Fleet Being1 in Santiago at the
Time Schley Arrived and Urged
Him to Keep on ns He Was Doing,
Instead of Which Schley Made a
Retrograde Movement and Tried to
Put Part of the Blame on Sigsbee.
Important Testimony About the
Brooklyn's Loop How Captain
Philip Had to Stop the Texas to
Avoid Being Cut Down.
Hy f.'chisito Wire fiom T lie Asrehlcd I'ic.-s
Washington, Oct. 1. The Schley court
of inquiry made good headway again
today, concluding with Admiral Kvnns
and bearing thrro witnesses, although
tho testimony of one of them was not
concluded when the mint adjournod
for the day. Admiral ISvuiih testimony
was along tlie kiiiio general lines as
was his s-tsitoment of yesterday, but
some liolnts were presented in greater
detail in response to questions by Sir.
Itoynor. The new witnesses were Cap
tain Sifrsbee, i ho commanded the scout
SI. Paul d urine the Santiago cam
paign; Thomas M. Uienude, :i news
paper correspondent, who was on the
Texas during the battle of July 3, and
Chief Yeoman tlustav K. Becker, who
was a clerk to Admiral Sampson dur
ing the war.
(.'aptiiiu Slgsbce's stati'inent covered
his coniniiiulcations to Couunodora
Schley upon the hitter's arrival ofC
Santiago. Ma) -', 1SSK, and at fatibse
(tient dates, and dealt with the state
of the weather at that period. He was
asked a great number of questions by
the court. Sir. Uienade. described the
loop of the Brooklyn as seen fiom the
Texas. Mr. Becker testilied as to dis
sent by Admiral .Sampson to Commo
PROCEEDINGS IN DETAILS.
Wa-lniiulon, Oct I. 'I lie n crilni:. today in
the Stlilry court of liniiu,v wimp hcnim with the
lei .ill of witnesses In, ml ,c3li iiIjj. fur Hip pur
pose of riiaMin llirin to iiul.p what couce tlous
til t heir testimony Ihry niisht, ih-in-. t hen lint
hail liccn ilniip Kp.ir Ailimral Kvaiis tt.es levallod
and cinv cjinincil liy Mr. IJaitinr, of oun-el
for Schloe. 'Hip utuc.-vS tt.i., firj-t o,uctionnl
thout tlip m-i lot e'eiile of bign.ils for couimunic.il'
Im: with tlip (.'ulian itiMirtrciiK mar Cienfucfrus.
Up 'Jul Hut when Captain ("huluiik oonmiuni
eutcel that code to liiiu lie did not instruct liim
(Ailniiial Ki.iu-) to site (lie infoiinatinu to Com
moeloio Sthhy. Mr. U.1.11101 thci a-Kpil tlip ttit-11P-.1
.ihout his intcitiiii with (.ouunoiloro Schley
after the haule of Smtiiiro.
"VrMrula)," t-.iid Mi, It.iwior, "1 lias speak
ing of a eenteii..ition shleh 1 thought jnii hart
at (iiiaiilaiianm on .lull .'.. I find tint 1 undo
a niistahc ahoul thil, Jtul il N nciess.ny for mo
tn repeat tin ipicstiou I suppu-o )ou will an
suoi in the Mine u.ii " Up then aKtil:
"Hoi inn hap .i eniiicii-.itinu wllli ('onimudnic
Sehle.t on .lull I, sometime iliuini; tho morning
liciiiecu S mil 1J o'clock on ti is tlaxi-hlp at San
tl.mii. in Hip coui-i' of which coil ueil Ian
uai;o lis follow.-,- 1 i.I yon Limit- that Jul:
Philip Mailed to inn .tw.iy at tho hcdiiiiiiiic of
tho liattlpt' anil lo wlmli Coiniuoilnip SMilcj ip
plfetl : "ou .ii- inl-t.il.eii aliniit that. r..iii, I
notliiic of tli- Uniil. Tlits Itiiiokl.in niailp a
thin nnil J "ii nm-t -t'p tin t. nlie.il j-ltmlion
tint inailp n nm v-.u.i ' "
"I ilo mi iiiiipiiiIk r luini; on hoaiil tlio Hrook
' ly on Jiil.i I. I think It w,h .lul ." at fliun-
tJii.uiio. I am ipiltc pivitltp f wa not mi hoard
' the Uiookhn oft .SantliKo but owe, ami lint was
a Ionic tiuip lipfoic tint. Ai to Hut mm Mil
lion, I nppr ciul ati) thins to thp elfeet. tint
l.'jpl.iln I'hibii hail runaway or attemptnl to run
away. That 1 eei intlnutiil Hint faptaln Philip
.ittrtuplril to urn .ih.h with the Tfa is pre
poteious on the fiue of It "
"Did jon h.ne a pomer-atloii with ChiuiiidiIoip
, Rchley mi the miiip iliy, ut Hip same plaie ami at
the Mine hour, or at anv othrr pl.up In which
jon u-p(l substantially Hip tollonins laiiRitaap:
'f dliut Hip bow oft Hip l'lutnn, Hip dci ri otr tho
Purer, put my helm in st.nbnaul ami rjl.nl tho
Teie'.i jikI knocked out the Vbcaya'-' "
"To tlm be.t of niv knowled.'p' ami belief I
neer ueil suili l,msiui:i,"
"Were not Hip uiiiinnnilini: nltlem nihil on
hoaiil the H.iKslilp Uiookljn liv ii;iij on tin!
nioimiiR nl May 20, after tlin Colon w.n .Hvnv.
"They neie "
"Can you tell me, or ilo ion mall, uh.H tool;
place ut he conference of the (iimiu.indlin; ufft.
retk at tint time?"
No Formal Confeieuce.
"I omntoilore Sihhi h.i In the cabin if the
Ilrooklyn whin hi ,ikmiiiIii, mil tlioin wat. a
(teneral talk about tlm -innUh fleet hit in,; b'en
located at lat at Sautiauu. I du not ittollct
tiny special lonteiince. 1 do not think It w h
fit the nature ot a loiifnence. I do not uiol
eet now that the ufriiels weip .okul lo expten
any opinion, 1 imit-inUr hatlnw a (oiiteiMtiou
wltli Cominoiloiii Shley about (he riled of tlic
Bslltinsr hliltirif.-, on Hit; ,liin, jn whkll I told
him of the experience, we bad at Pan Juan, ami
rxpicsel to him the opinion that it wa not
nottli wlillo tu nk the .dilpi flBhtinir hore Jut.
trics alone; that I did not thinl, unjlbini; would
h; (jJincd by it. In Hie i ie under coiisldention
tho s'panleli hlw were pieent in tho luibor,
Tlie condition, were clunsid, ami we would lute
to ttik the I iik of tire from the hittriht, in nt
Ur tu eel at tlii'in, I reiiieinber ('oniiii)dore
Milej icntarLlns betoie we left Hut In- hit
Hut the countiy held him responsible; Hut the
ttilps khould not bo tUked uiidn Hip die oi the
thurc balteikn until the Spanish thet hid bent
ilft roj rd.
"I want In ull your ittenilon to the repott
ot Cdptair. Mil alll, 01 the MaibUlie.nl, on p.ii
I'd of the appciulh. whiili at- '('omiiioiluic
tt-chliy rApl.ilnrd b the comuiamllti ofllieu tint
In iac the Spjnlih )dp came out he wUhed
to ccnrcntrttc the ballcties gl all our ships on
poitlon of Hioif ol the enenij. 'IliU was
not cxpliincd a i laclKil coiueututloii of our
ihole lone on a part of the enemy, hut a a
dhlilon of our whole nic on leteral uf the
'(ticmy'a hips.' ilutins the time the iominju..
fuj( o'ticcr were on board Hie tUgiliip, Captain
Kiatu akrd Coinntoilorp Schley If It were bin
intention lo steam at the enrmj'i sliip In cue.
tliei houbl ptart to come out? t'onitnoiloin
St liley answered: "I'erlalnly,' and adddl wonU
indieatlto of lil intention to .ittaik tbctn as
tfiry came out of Ike iiirimv ilellle,"
"I trcollcct it pertutlf."
'l tint a eorercl statement?"
"Ih.it li correct."
"So there w,n a d.in of biltle anansnl by
('onmiodore Schley, Wat there not?"
"'Ihrre It nolhlnir then: to indicate it fiom
what you hate read."
"Win not tint the aine older tint w. after
ward given by the eoniminderdnclilef, ubitan
dally: '(lloe In toward harbor entrance and
attack them?' "
"You hive not tenl an.ttliliu about indleat.
inc any plan ot lutttr."
Mr. lln.t ncr then i-.iid "I want to read you
Inn rt'pui ., jour repot t of the riipascnunt of
Hip SpanHi pipiiilron, and I would like jou to
tell me whether there il any conflict between
them, and if there i, which one of these "date
menti In ,iour Imltrincnt now h correct. (Iteaib
itnt), 'After hailnR pa'i-etl at in.:!" the Oqttentli
and Maria Tcici, on lire and ashore, this c
pel coutimied to cln'e and fire upon Hie Vis.
i.i.t.1 until W.iHi, when slitnil to ceisc firing wat
sounded on board, It li.n Ins been discolored that
the VKcaya bid struck her colon.' 'lint was
at 10 nil In jolt repoit. Now, I want to read
from tlie repoit of the comniauder-ln chief,
(Iti'.ullir.). 'The Vi-eata was still under Ihe
tire of the leading tesel, the f'lhtohal Colon
had dawn 'ihetd, IcadiuK Hip elusp. anil soon
passed beyond the i autre of the cuns ot the
Ic.liliiiC Atnerkaii hlis. The VNcaja was rooii
set on fire, and i,t ll.l.'i jIib turned in-hore and
w.rs belched fifteen mills fiom S,inli.ii;n, limn
ins here ely, etc.' "
"t have no doubt jou reid It porretllj."
"Which of thee is correcl? If there i a con
tlitt hptween the commander in chief at the
time that the Vl-i.ija went a-horc and jou
leport jours at Mi.Hi! and his at 11.15, it be
comes n maleiial point to us which one of
these spn iln.itions U correct."
"The tune giscn in that tepott of mine was
furni-hetl b.v the navigator anil cxcpiilhe ottlcer
of the ship. I, of eoiii-c, rlhl not take the
Other Sharp Questions.
Mr. ltiiner then questioned the witncs as
to Hie ppi'Pil the Iowa wai tnikinj; when the
Oqueiido and the Maria Teresa went ashore. The
litter replied that he tould only my the ship
was sointr as fat as they lould make her ko.
He thought she mii-t hue been goitis; nine, and
a half knots an hour. In thli connection Mr.
Itayner asked a rumihrr of questions intended
In hhow that Hip ailmlrjl'l official rerorts and
his prpspnt 81111111011.' .is to speed wcie nit
ronslitent. Mr. Itajner's inint was that the olll
eial report showed, at ceieliTig to iiic.tiirriiirnl-,
that tlie Iowa had m.idp piht miles in half
an hour, but the; admiral paid that while thli
wislrt b" true, aceordiiur lo the land measure
ments;, it must be boinu In mind ho was ruu
nini; a coiie at pp.i.
Admiral lli.ms wa? al-o quest ioned as to his
si ttcincnt coucerninir the tli-t nice the blockad
ing tcisols wcie out at nteht. lie said jes
tcrday that the tcvel of the blockaelini; tqiiadron
wore faithrr out at niRlit than during the djy,
and Mr. Itajner read a prciious statement from
him lo Hip phYtt that ' U dijlitjlit wc do-cd
Ihi', Ihe iliit - siid, was the catt fait,
lh.it after beniK lanher it niRlit tho revels
tame in ejo-ir at et.iihuht. lie said that in
sternum; bail; and forth ,it niglit the te-el
just uhenl could bp spiii, hut not Hip es.-el
ai the head of tlie column. The MarblPhe.nl,
lurther in, could be iicca-muillv seen, but the
"While befoie Cientuiros or on the way to
Sinti.ijro elltl .von hate any mileis for luttle';"
askeel Ml. Iliuiia.
"Vo," ip-piiuded tlie witup-s, "Up steamed
ju coluinn with tluikeis on eith side."
"If.nl .inn anv lii-ltm lions a- to whit ilo to
ill easei the Piiemy lloule appeal .'"
"We had not."
A Reporter Testifies.
Ailniiial Kuril was then ecitscd and Thorn is
M, Dieualdc, a newspjpei coiip-pondcnt, who wai
on lioaril the Texas duiim; Hip Santi.iKo cam
p.ii.n, was called.
Mi. Ditnahle said that when Hie battle of San
tiatto besan he hail been In the room of the;
funlor ofnoeis of the ship, and had immediately
t;one on Hi" hiiditc with Taptain Pnilip, Kinitii
ing there until the eaplaiu hail roup to the lower
IhIiIkc with III in. 'lime he bad leni.iined until
tho chase of Hip olon bean. He IntI at that
time iiiuIp notp oT thp batth', and these be
read. The Te.n was then, he saiel, beaditi In
ihe' KUiciil ill rt t ion ot the Spani-U tleet.
"Dili jou tee the lliooklin at any tune after
tho battle besan?" asked .Mr. Ilaniu.
"I saw the llrookljn about ten or fifletn inln
lilts after the battle bcjr.m."
"Was thit Hip lir-t time jou saw lit r dililtiir
"I saw her in the nir.inlnc."
"Where wa.s she when jon filat nw her with
re-pet t lo the 'IVv.isy"
"Oil the port bow of the Tow."
"How fit nwjj .'"
"I would not like tn nuke an c-tiiii.Ui' of the
distance It settiud ten close, She was gtltig
"Wat she heeded tow ml the Tovisi"
"She wa" on i coure about right ancles to is
at Hut inoiniiit."
"Hate jou iinj notes en lint aiibjet t nude at
"Please reael them."
"I hate a note mule il n..V) In quotation
nuiks; 'Slop both Piigliiis; helm haul -t ir
"t ho ijate Hut orelei ."
"Whtie was the lltonkljii when t ha older a
"I presume the llrookljn was In fiout of tho
Trvni, I sa he r a moment later."
Mr, llaniu Dnl jou mike anv enlry at the
time with tesptit to tho passim; of the Ilrooklyn
luloiii the Ti'XJuj"
ICoutimied on I'.itu b. )
FOREIGN NEWS IN BRIEF.
I'lipttilueeu, Oct. I, 'Ihe DniUli gunboat
.Mocu, while at kuii ptactice tuday, foundered
In the astw.ud of he middle grotiml. Her
nuil head tan be seen n few jards abote
the ttatet. The crew of the teel was mil.
Pari, Oil. 1 'Ihe nuirlaise conliatl be.
litem Helm Moilon, daughter of Levi P.
Motion, fiitmtr lice incident of Hie I'nllrd
stales, and count lloion De Peiigoid, u son of
the Duke of 'lalljraiuhPi lipoid, wat iiunnl line
lodiy In a jtt)cr' olhte, in the pinnae o
Hie two latiilllcs. 'Ihe iiuriiJe will take place
next alurd.iy at St. MjijVj f'alhollc tluiiih,
I he Ufa, Koinloii,
It. one, tut, 1. -The llii.-.hn prince Njka
tliide, who, with his wife, was atri'iled as
an jniriliLt, hatiuv en tired Italy In di tunic
of the anU-jiilichUl leulatioin, was Knlimed
todaj t ittenlj d.iy' impit-oiuucnt. 'Ihe
prlutc proti.tid IhJt he vai nut an anjicliUt,
Hut he teal a ii.itloi.all-l. addiiifr that he nn
a tcul liiojti' irelemhi lo the Itii.sslau tiottn,
Pilnte Nal..nliiili' was condemned to death in
Ua-aia In ltv7 for tonslpraty attainst the tvjr,
ind u eipelted (rum France In IS') for mak
liiS botnbt .
CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL.
Gift of Charles ST. Schwab Will Be
Ily INclusIfo Wlro from The Associated Press.
Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 1. Ioretto, this
county, this evcniiiR was tho scene of
it most InipresHlve ceremonial and
notable Kulhorlne In connection with
the church built by President Chnrlcs
M. Schwab, of the United .States Steel
corporation, to commemorate the life
and services of Prince Demetrius Gal
lltitln, the pioneer priest and patriarch
of tho Catholic church In all the Alle
Tho occasion of the ga'therlnt; at the;
native place of Mr. Schwab was tho
formal turning over to the congrega
tion of St. Michael's church In that
hamlet ot the church built at Mr.
Schwab's expense. Among those pres
ent and participating In the ceremonies
wore Archbishop Ireland, of St. Paul;
Archbishop Ryan, of Philadelphia;
Bishop Garvey, of tho now Altoona dio
cese; Bishop Hoban, of Scrim ton, and
Bishop Shanahan, of Harrlsburg.
Mr. Schwab, after the opening relig
ious exorcises, made an address, turn
ing over to tho congregation the church
property designed and perfected by
himself. Archbishop Ireland replied to
Mr. Schwab in accepting the gift on
behalf of the congregation.
Tomorrow morning at C o'clock will
begin tho services of consecration of
the church. Bishop Garvey, of Altoona,
will preside over the consecration, as
sisted by a large number of prelates
CROKER, TOO, WILL
QUIT ENGLISH TURF
Will Follow Retirement of William
C. Whitney, It Is SaidJockey
Reiff's License Withdrawn.
Ily Exclude Wire from Tlie Afsociatrd Press
New Market, Kngland, Oct. 1. Tho
stewards of the Jockey club today
voted to withdraw the license of Les
ter TJelff, the American jockey, and to
warn him otf Newmarket heath. This
latter penalty Is generally only im
posed upon welehors.
Tlm action of the Jockey club fol
lowed a hearing of testimony on the
accusation against Ileift of suspicious
riding of William AVhitney's Do
Lacey, Friday last, when that horse
was second to Kic.hard Crokcr's Min
nie Dee, ridden by J. Itclff, in the nice
for tho New Barns plate. Huggins,
Mr. 'Whitney's trainer, told tho stetv
arels that be had not seen anything
wiong, and that as be had trained the
horse, lie had eyed him closelythrough
out tho race and especially at the fin
ish. VIshurt, Mr. C'toker's trainer,
gave similar testimony. Sonic of the
Kngllsh jocke-s and others intimated
their belief that Itolft pulled the hoi so.
Following the announcement that
Mr. Whitney will withtlraw from the
Knglisb turf it is said here today that
Mr. Croker will leave Knglisb ratting
alone after tho present season. "H'ls
harl, however, says he has not re
ceived any instructions on the subject.
THE ABBOTT FAILS.
Tries Unsuccessfully at Terre Haute
to Break His Record.
Ily Kxeluslte Wite fiom 'Ihe Associitcd Pichs,
Torre Haute, ind., Oct. 1. The sec
ond dny'ti races of the closing meeting
of the grand circuit drew a larger
crowd today and the events were of it
more sensational nature than on the
The Abbott made an cfl'oit to give
the i oriel and the track a new record
hut could do no beter than li.04'4. The
first quarter and the half were made
in good time, but lie broke on the
A record of i'.Ol was made- by Har
olel H., the little Canadian horse, in the
last heat of the 2.07 pace unfinished
fiom Monday's program. The first
half was made In 1.01 and the last half
In one minute Hat with the third quar
ter In twenty-eight s-ecomK
BAD EXPLOSION OF GAS.
By Kulusifo Wire from The Associated Preos.
Shenandoah Pa., Oct. 1. A terrlllo
explosion of gas occurred at the Indian
Ttldge colliery here about noon today,
Patrick Foley wis fatally burned and
a score of others received Injuries, lie
lug thrown to the ground from tho
lorco of the concussion which followeel
the explosion. Doors and batteries
were blown down and the shock was
felt in all parts of tho mine,
The gieatest cscl turnout prevailed
throughout the town as It was at first
supposed there woulil he many fatali
ties. Tho cause of the explosion has
not yet been ascertained,
Pierpont Morgan Reaches 'Frisco,
liy Kxcltulye Wire from Th AuscliUtt Press
San rrancisto, Oct, 1. Tlie tpcclal ualu ben
Ini; .1. Pierpont Mniuju ami his euct,, who
are dcleirate to the Kpi-eopal roufeicnct', which
opens in this city on Wednesday, atllved hero
todaj-, nftcr it pleasant trip uttos the continent,
f)n inritlnK on Hits eld.) ot the bay Mr, Moiigm
was elilven to Ihe t'tocker tiumliiii, which has
bet ti placed at his dl.-po-al ilurfin: the lerm of
t1la80iv, Oct 1. Andrew Catnecle hat wilt
leu to Hni authorities of the lilisgoiv tethnl
lal lollegc. anonuncini; that he will Rive $I2.i,
tl lowanl the $JW,0f)O necessary to complete
the required fund, $ol,(M0 for Hie iinprotemeiil
of that Institution.
London, Hit. I. -In a (or, Ihe ilcim,liip
Veuela, fiom the Hie ol Mm lo filueow, Willi
-0 paweinjcrs on bojid, wtnt ahoic on the
Mull of fiallotvay loda.f. 'Ihere wj meat in
citement ainoiiR tho.se on hoard, but there was
no dauber ot lots ut life.
I.onuon, (M. I. Marie Iorpliine Pattttiik, of
Philadelphia, tteij arralRtieel for Iho font Hi time
toelay at the Guihlhill police toiiit, tharned with
liavlna forwd a rallread certllicate to the nine
ol AltOil.OfiO. "Ihe prineifial wIIiicm SRilii.-t her
wa Hilliam Wilkcr, an American le.idejit of
IjiihIoii. Document wero Inliodiiceel, tendluj;
o ,hotv Hut Miss Kittttlck was l.eatllj m debt,
hitlers were also picK'iitiel from lltti Ka.twlck
to her lalher anil vlstcr, In whlih hu tpeaks
of irluiiilnx Insanity Jul her approaihlni; death.
Ml 1'iUwkk ttai innuiilileil ft r ti a jt t'.'e
old Mallei , ! "'
In a Few Daus Will M the Demo
crats to Endorse Represent
THINKS IT WILL BE DONE
Admits That There Is Opposition to
Fusion Among Democratic State
Committeemen and Among Lead
ing Democrats Throughout the
State, but Believes the Majority Is
for Joining -with the Republican
Bolters People's Party Files Nom
ination Papers at Harrisburg.
Dy i:clmitc Wire fiom The Associated Pre?".
PlttHhurff, Oct. 1. Representative A.
J. Palm will resign from the Democrat
ic state ticket, lie will ask the state
central committee to accept his resig
nation so that a fusion may be ef
fected with the Union party. Kllsha A.
Corny of Luzerne, will probably bo
substituted. Mr. Palm believes Mr.
Coray will succeed him within a week.
Mr. Palm (submitted to an Interview
hero today, which ho afterwards ap
proved, lie was asked whether he
thought there would be fusion with
tho Union party and replied:
"I don't think theie is any doubt of
It. The Democratic papers of the state,
as a rule, favor fusion as the only hope
of defeating the machine candidates
"How does the state central com
mittee stand on the question?' he was
"I think a large majority favors fu
sion: and while some ot the members,
as well as some leaders who are not
members, opohe it. as good Democrats,
believing in majority rule, they wilt
not fight fusion after it is once agreed
Filing Nominatic, Papers.
TIarrisburg, Oct. 1. The ' People's
party tiled nomination papers in tho
state department tonight nominating
Nathan U Atwood of Girard, Erie
county, for btate treasurer and Justus
VntkIus, of Sullivan township, Tioga
countj-, for Supreme court judge.
Papers were Hied by the Public
Opinion party nominating tho regular
Republican stale nominees, Frank G.
Hairls of Clearileld for state treasurer
and Judge William P. Potter, of Pitts
burg, for Supremo court judge. The
sarai; party also Hied papers nominat
ing Judge Maxwell Stevenson forjudge
of common pleas court No. 5 of Phila
delphia. Judge Stevenson is the reg
ular Democratic nominee and his name
will apear In tho regular party column
as well as in a separate column along
with the name of Republican state
The Municipal league filed papets to
day nominating the regular state can
didates of the Union parly, Juilge llar
inau Yerlces of Rucks county for Su
premo court judge, and Representative
Kllsha A. Coray, of Luzerne, for state
The time limit for filing nomination
papers expired at midnight.
CABLE TO MANILA
President and Cabinet Want to
Know Whether the Treaty of
Paris Ties Their Hands.
Ily Kuclntlm Wire from 'the Associated Pren.
Washington, Oct. 1. There were live
of the eight members of tho cabinet,
present at today's meeting Attorney
General Knox, Secretaries Long, Hitch
cock and Wilson and Postmaster Gen
eral Smith. The principal subject dis
cussed was that of a cable to Hawaii,
Guam and tho Philippines. It is under
stood that propositions havo been
made to lay a commercial cable from
San Francisco to connect theso Islands
and the ifiiestlou under discussion was
whether, under our peace treaty with
Spain, the United States could author
ize or In any way encourage tho lay
ing of such a cablo by privato parties.
Under it frauchb-e obtained from
Spain some time beforo the lato war,
tho exclusive right to cablo connec
tions with tho Philippines was secured
by a foreign corporation. Under tho
treaty of Paris tho United States obll
gateei Itself to protect all property
lights in tho archlpclago.and tho ques
tion now at Issue Is whether permis
sion to land tho proposed cablo at Ma
nila or homo other Philippine port
would bo a violation of the terms of
the Pails treaty.
Tlm attorney general will prepare a
statement for the president, covering
all of tho auestlons Involved.
MRS. M'KINLEY'S CONDITION.
It Is Such That Dr. Rixey Feels
Justified in Leaving Her.
It lluhislte Wlro from The Associated I'ioh.
Canton, O., Oct, t. Dr. Rlxey left fop
Washington this afternoon to leniain
Indefinitely. Ho says that Mrs, McKln
ley's condition is very good, that sho Is
bearing up veiy well and In a general
way is lu iih good health as she was a
year ago, and that ho has no nppre
liciifcltm for the near futuic, I.ncal
physicians will give her such atten
tion as needed, and if necessary Dr.
Itlxey will return at Intervals.
Secretary Cortolyou went back to
Washington on the same tiuin.
The Industrial Commission.
Hi Excliu'ite Win ftom Th Auoclitrd Prw.
UjMilmjton, Oct. 1, The industrlil loniinb-i-kai
today bcMii Hi autumn sessions, occupjinfr
the euiy in mret wftlon In consideration of the
repoit on twuport(it!ou. The fitul icpott of the
ro!iinil...i"i! tttll be kiilunltteil tu eonttrcM In De-
MINE WORKERS IN SESSION.
Their West Virginia Secret Con
ference Causes Some Speculation.
Ily Ilxcluslte Wire from The Aisorlilcd I'ibk.
Parltcroburg, W. Va., Oct. 1. The
leading representatives of the United
Mlno Workers from all the coal min
ing states have been lu session at the
Van Winkle hotel here for two days
and left tonight with tho secrets of
their sessions well kept. Nothing can
bo learned hero by reprewcntatlvos of
the operators or uny one else as to
what mutter was under consideration,
The operators are Inclined to bellovo
Mint plnns were discussed of special
application to West Virginia and at tho
same Mmo that some movement was
under way Involving all of tin; mining
It Is generally believed here that
plans were considered for the relict of
the Thnckcr district In West Virginia
where trouble between the miners and
operator.1) ha existed for some time.
It is iu!tc probable that the char
acter of the proceedings will not be
come known until reported to tho local
unions from Indianapolis.
HAVE OFFERED A REWARD.
Commissioners of Monroe Have at
Last Taken Action.
Specl.il to the Si'ranton Tribune.
Stroudsburg, Oct. 1. The commis
sioners of Monroe county have at last
offered the small reward of $200 for the
capture of the murderer of Adam
Strunk, who was killed a few days ago.
The murderer's companion, who was
connected with some burglary the day
beforo, is now located In the Flem
mlngton, N. J., prison, and It Is stated,
with good authority, that he will not
be brought to Monroe for trial, since
he can be imprisoned for a longer time,
for committing a "stick up," if tried
in New Jersey.
This Is very likely to cause a contest
between tho two states.
New Jersey Democrats Hold an Ex
citing State Convention and
Dodge All National Issues.
By IlTelusite Wire from Tlie As-oeiatcd Pies'.
Trenton, N. J., Oct. 1. Mayor James
M. Seymour, of Newark, was nomin
ated today as the Democratic candi
date for governor of New Jersey in a
convention that at times was turbu
lent in the extreme, but which for all
that was freer from displays of 111
temper than is frequently the ease
with Democratic state conventions.
Mayor Seymour was nominated on the
second ballot. The first voting showed
that the Seymour and anti-Seymour
forces were almost evenly divided and
had the anti-Seymour leaders been
able to concentrate their vote on a
single candidate they might have won.
However there was a strong undercur
rent among the delegates for Seymour
and It was only through the general
ship of the leaders of tho anti-Seymour
forces that the anti-Seymour delegates
were kept in line.
The. nomination of Mayor Seymour
was a defeat for former United States
Senator Smith and his forces. From
the time the delegates began to arrive
last night until a few minutes beforo
the voting began lato this afternoon
both sides professed confidence In
winning. Tho anti-Seymour people
made an effort to concentrate their
vote on ex-Congressman Thomas M.
Ferrell of Gloucester county and suc
ceeded to tho extent of securing for
him on the first ballot 480 votes, which
was only eight less than the voto given
to Seymour. There wore 1143 delegates
in the convention and on the second
ballot the scattering vote went largely
to Seymour and accomplished his nom
ination. The platform adopted was confined
to state It-sues and embraced a general
condemnation of Republicans in the
conduct o state affairs.
FIREMEN'S STATE CONVENTION.
Officers for the Yeai1 Were Nomi
nated. By Kxeluslfc Wite fiom The Acsoaatcd Preen.
Philtidlephin, Oct. 1. More than CIO
delegates, representing 2S.00O firemen,
were In the Academy of Music today,
when President Mltlnger called to or
der tho first session of the twenty-second
annual convention of tho Penn
sylvania Firemen's association, Tho
delegates met both in tho afternoon
and evening, and managed to transact
Tho Interest of tho delegates at tho
afternoon session was mainly centered
In the nominations for ofllcers. Abra
ham L. Lacy, Philadelphia, was tho
only nominee for president. Tho asso
ciation has four vice-presidents and
six representative men will be voted
for. They are: Alexander Morrow,
f'atusaunua; Peter Snyder, Pittsburg;
II. J. Hoyer, Pottsvllle; George A.
Racke, Nantlcoke; Max J, Hermann,
Iloutzdule, una Dr. G. W. Rornthelsel,
Columbia. James A. Green, of Car
lisle, was named for corresponding
secietnry, and A. L. Relcbenbach, of
Allentowii, for treasurer. For the otllce
of recording secretary there will be a
close race between W. W. Wunder, of
Philadelphia, Oct, I. State Chairman Hitler,
nl tho Union paity, today Issued an addiess to
tl.c iccde of Pcnns)lwnla," in which he tailed
upon them tn rally to the natulan! of Vctkcs
aid Ccrav and tmitc machine politics hip and
llarmturc, llct 1. 'I hi; (.'otapolis and Me
littt Hoi!, Mtcct Itilliia) compni) wa eliur
tercet toiiiy at the latc department, to hulld
a Hue. eight miles long lieltteui ( oiapolls ami
Millies Itoikj. Ihe company it i.ipllillr.i.l at
Heading, Pa., IKt. 1. Otcr tito hundinl delo.
yiteM attended Ihe rpcnlnir hc-Muti of the l.i.lcin
I'ftini.iltatiU conference, of the t'nilcd llithicn
church, which coutcned here tunlclil, lo rriiuln
in teuton neatly a wed. Iho louftremo tin
limes a church incmhcrthip uf liter l,VU. bev
el J I iiliJrij.tt'4 wire iHlicecd tonight.
Reading, the present incumbent, und
Marlon Verbeke, of Harrisburg. Rrad
ford. McKcan county, will bo the next
One of the ngreeable features of the
afternoon was tho presentation of n
magnificent hall clock to Chief James
C. Baxter, Jr. Representative Joseph
L. Mnyme of Allentown made the
Mayor Ashbrldge welcomed the dele
gates on behalf of the city. He was
ccdlally received and paid1 a high tri
bute to tho firemen and their duties.
An address of welcome on behalf ot
the local fire department was made by
Arsirtant Chief George Nalllngcr.
TREACHERY WAS AT
THE BOTTOM OP IT
Officer of the Ambushed Detach
ment of the Ninth Infantry De
ceived by Native Professions.
Ily F.rcluslie Wire from The Ajioclatrd Press.
Washington, Oct. 1. The folowing
cablegram was received at tho war de
partment this afternoon from General
Manila, Oct. t, 12.23 p. m. Adjutant
General, Washington: With refer
ence to your telegram of tho 30th ult.
will cable nnmes of the missing en
listed men as soon as ascertained.
The company was rushed about 6
o'clock in tho morning by a large body
of bolomon, about 400. General
Hughes thinks the surprise was due
to the confidence of the. commanding
officer in assertions of friendship from
the natives. Result of the Investiga
tion will bo cabled as soon as obtained.
This message is in response to one
sent to General Chaffee by General
Corbln on Sunday, immediately upon
receipt of the news of the disaster to
Company C of tho Ninth infantry.
NEAT CASH BALANCE.
Uncle Sam Has in the Treasury a
Net Sum of S319,919,879.
By Exclusive Wire from The AMouiited PrcH.
Washington, Oct. 1. The monthly
statement of the public debt Issued, to
day shows that at the close of business
September 30, 1901, the debt, less cash
In the treasury, amounteel to $1,031,
ri2I,363, a decrease for the month of
Tho debt Is recapitulated as follows:
Interest bearing debt. $!)G6,96G,120.
Debt on which Interest has ceased, $1.
343,560. Debt bearing no Interest,
?3S3.2t)6.r64. Total, $1,351,516,244. This
amount, however, does not Include
J78S.132.0S9 In certificaten and treasury
notes outstanding which are offset by
an etfiial amount of cash on hand held
for their redemption.
The msp In tho treasury Is classified
as follow-: Gold reserve, $150,000,000,
Trust funds. $7SS,032.0S9. In national
bank depositories, $259,295,380. Total,
$1,197,327,475, against which there are
demand liabilities outstanding amount
ing to $S77,407,595, which leaves a cash
balance on hand of $319,919,S79.
PATTISON IS CHAIRMAN.
Committee Appointed at the Town
Meeting Has Organized.
Dy i:cluslto Wire from The Associated Prrni.
Philadelphia, Oct. 1. Kx-Governor
Pattison and his fellow members of tho
committee appointed at last week's
town meeting of Democrats to reor
ganize tho Democracy ot Philadelphia,
held their first meeting today. Gov
ernor Pattlson was elected chairman of
the committee, John Sensenderfor sec
retary and John Taylor treasurer.
Magistrate Elsenbrown, Gordon
Bromley and H. Clinton Rhondes were
appointed a committee to prepare a
plan for organizing the Democrats in
every division and ward of the city.
Democratic Statu Chairman Creasy
who was In the city today will make
his headquarters while here lu the
rooms to bo secured by Governor T'at
Dewey Gets Another House.
Dy Ejclmlve Wire (rem The Anocltel Pr.
Pes; Moines, I.i,, Oct. 1. Admiral fleortje llcney
has increased his lotv.i real ctalo holding through
a decree sinned toelay liy .Tiuljfo Holmes, liy ithlch
the iceliiitr.il acquires a house and lot In Unite'!'-
Ity Place, one of the nioit ciclucivo rcsid:nic
licltthhorhooeU of Vcn Moines. Admiral Deitey
held a inorttfairo against the property, which was
fori'cla-cd as acain-t the administrator of tlm
estate, and Judge Hnlinen hohl It con.-tltuUd a
National Farmers' Congress.
Ily I.jchulte Wire from Tlie Ajsoclateet Prewi.
Slow Vails, S. ,, Oct. 1. The tttenty.flr.t
annual mcetinc of the NjIIcimI Firmer.-.' coif
Kic,.s conteneil heie this afternoon for a ten
iliy wloii, There aie many dclcgatm iresnt
1 1 oiu noilhrin ttate.s, hut, the south is poorly
rrpie'liU'd. Time is much dllfe'rcnci! of opin
ion on the adtlXihllll) nl Hie passiee of a liw
otrjlust olioni.iniutino, and the liveliest ilicu.s
bions ate lll.il to Im on ilut uhji'tt.
btroiidaliiirp. Pa., Oct, I Toel.iy .ludjrc f'r.iic
handed ilottn mi Important opinion in the i.i-o
of Ihe Karl MroudihiiiK Class lompany against
1). M. llijei, Willi tin Doughty and others, ells
bolting the injunction Kianted en April 1". 'Iho
Cant Slicudshiirt: lilm compaii) employ non
union mm, and the court ut that time granted
a triuporary Injunction prohlhltlnir Ilayea anil
Ilouifhtj, memherk of the United tilas.s rlloiiers'
n.suiijtion, from Inliifi'tlniH' with the men em
ployed liy the clJs compiuy.
ilirrlihiiiB, Oct. 1. Stale Treasurer lluneti'
repent for September .shotta a balance ( if;,AVJ,.
J'lGtm In the ueneral fund at the clo.ie rf tho
month, 'Ihe Seplemher receipt wcie f!,l0,
fill.OI. as at-'jinst il.'.'il.Dlrt.W for the utile month
In I'JH 'Iho iirelpls for Iho l.i-t trn months
aeinegalcil almost ?iS.oev,ftiO. Mr. Harnett be
gun Ihe dittiihulliui of the cchool appiopriation
lat month, ami he expect lo pay all tho di'
tikU duiliitf tlie ni'U sixty da) a.
NOT A RACE
Lack ot Wind Causes Another Pro
Tru flaaln Tomorrow.
LESS THAN HALF OP
Captain Bnir, of the Columbia,
Makes Another Swift Start, Gain
ing a Twelve Seconds Lead on His
Competitor For Two Hours He
Maintains This Lead, but Luck
Then Favors the Britisher, Who
Catches a Breeze While the Yankee
Yacht Is Heading in Shore After
Barr Recovers, Another Streak of
Luck Sends Shamrock Spinning,
but tho Fickleness of the Airs Dis
appoints All Expectations and tho
Race Goes Over.
Dy Ilxcluslto Wire from The Associated Pretci,
Now York, Oct. 1. Today's attempt
to sail tho second of the present series
of international yacht races for the
blue ribbon of tho sea proved a dismal
failure. Between 25,000 and 30,000 peo
ple, who crowded the pleasure fleet off
Sandy Hook lightship loathe hope of
seeinir a repetition ofthc thrilling
sport of hist Saturday, witnessed, in
stead, more of a drifting match than
a race. The wind was exceedingly
light and variable, at times fulling so
low that the gossamer wind penants,
which arc as light as thistle down,
hung limp against the masts of tho big
single stickers. The wind, with crews
lined up on tho Ice rails, was not suffi
cient at any time to make tho racing
machines heel to their lines. At the
end of four and a half hours the two
yachts had covered less than one-half
of the prescribed course of thirty miles
and as there was no possibility of their
finishing within the time limit the re
gatta committee declared tho race off.
When the sun was fired announcing
this decision, tho challengertvas ab.out
half a mile ahead of the defender, and
to that extent today's trial was a vic
tory for Shamrock II. But the fluke
today demonstrated little as to the
question of supremacy between tho two
boats except, perhaps, that Sir Thomas'
new challenger is more dangerous in
light airs than was supposed nftcr her
two formal meetings with tho white
flyer, to which tho patriots are pin
ning their faith. In fluky winds of
variable strength, shifting, ns they did
today, through six, points of the com
pass, luck cuts almost as much figure,
as model and seamanship, and today
fortune was unmistakably with tho
The course was an equilateral tri
angle, ten miles to the leg, tho first leg
being a beat due east into the wind.
Tho Yankee skipper at the start out
generalled his adversary in a splendid
piece of jockeying, crossing tho lino In
tho windward berth twelve seconds
nhcad of the Britisher. This advant
age Columbia held for two hours, while
both yachts steered far off their course
to tho southward, looking for a streak
of wind that would profit them. Final
ly Barr declined longer to continue tho
vain quest. He put his helm down ami
headed in shoio on the starboard tack.
The Shamrock, at this time, after
both had been sailing In the same
airs, was a beaten boat and her skip
per could afford to take a gambler's
chance with fortune. Ho held dog
gedly on and fortune smiled upon him.
Within live minutes ho got a breeze
out of the south which runted tho
creslless seas and wnftcd him like a
ghost through tho Columbia.' weath
er quarter. But this was not his best
piece of gootl fortune. After this re
verso the Columbia, slipping through
tho seas nt an astonishing pace con
sidering tho lightness of tho breeze,
had worked out ahead of tho Sham
rock but to leeward. When tho two
yachts wero In this position about twn
tulles from the llrst turn a cant of tho
wind throntoncd to blanket Columbia
and to avoid such a possibility Barr
went' under .Shamrock's stern. Just
as ho did so tho wind hauled around
inoi'o to tho south, knocking tho Col
umbia's bead off until, to tho spectrt
tors, sho seemed headed almost back
for the lightship at tho fitartlng line.
The golden boat, favored by tho samo
breeze, wns headed in exactly tho op
posite direction. Then tho shifting
wind backed again and when Barr got
the Columbia straightened out he was
a third of a mile astern.
Rounding the First Mork.
In this pos.tlou the two boats round
ed the llrst nwilt, tho Shamrock three
minutes and eight seconds beforo Col
umbia op a gain for Shauuock In tlm
beat to windward, adding tho twelve
Meconds which Columbia heat her over
the Hue, of throe minutes and 20 sec-
Contlnued on Pauo $)
laical dita for October 1, P-Oli
Highest tempeialiiiu , 7.1 decrees
I .on let, temperature .,.........,..,.., W) iIceiccs
S a, m 75 per ccnl.
8 p, m. CI per rent,
Picclpltalioii, '.'l hnuis ended 8 p. in., UOuf.
4 T TT5HK if.lt;f
'X WEATHER FORSOAST,
WiuhlnRtnii, Oct, 1.. Forecast for Tut
s em Points) hania: Pair and wanner Wed. -sV
-f iicwlay, 'lhi;-jlr, fair; light to fre.H -i
-f toutlitteoterly v'lndj, becomles variable. -s