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V OL - I XIV-. N° 2L.181.
Northern Armies Exchange Shots-
Hope of Peace Seems Small.
No confirmation of thr rumors of Port
Arthur's fall was received, and the deadlock
in Northern Manchuria continues, with the
usual skirmishes and intermittent artillery
practice. The Japanr.se often fail to reply to
the Russian guns. The defensive positions
of Marshal Oyama's army are said to be ex
tremely strong.
The hopes that some means may be found
to bring to an end hostilities in the Far East
receive slight support. Advices from Paris
csv that France is extremely desirous to do
nothing which would impair her alliancg with
Russia, and dispatches from St. Petersburg
do not foster the idea that terms would be
Intrenchments Skilfully Constructed
— Cossacks' Successes.
Moukden. Nov. 11.— The positions of the
annlee or. both sides remain unchanged, though
there i« continual skirmishing going on. with the
object of securing minor positions tending to
strengthen the respective lines of defence. The
Russian ecouts are da-ing, secretly reoonnoi
trlng the whole of the Japanese lines, some even
creeping up to the Japanese trenches, lying
concealed there all day and returning at night.
Tbe Japanese aave constructed in many places
ieobie and even triple and quadruple lines of
breaches. •»!*• entanglements, mines and -pit*.
A Cospack patrol on November 10 penetrated
as far a** Sandiapu. where they inflicted a blow
against a large force of Japanese, and then re
turned rapidly to the Russian main line with
out loss. A patrol al?o got In the rear of two
Japanese companies moving to attack a Russian
poeition. The Cossacks defeated the Japanese
■ad returned SSXety to the Russian lines
There was a heavy exchange of artillery fire
yesterday at the Russian right centre. The
Russian batteries began shelling the Japanese
trenches Bfid the Japanese batteries responded.
Last r.icht Russian volunteers dislodged a de
tachment of Japanese Infantry from trenches In
front of Lon< Tree Hill.
The Japanese continue to show activity on the
left flask, without engaging in any serious move
Comfortable dugoute are being built along the
Rusfiar. lines, and the soldiers seem to think
•nry will winter where they are. Warm
ug :s being distributed among the troops.
Moukder.. Nov. W <via Tien-Tsin, Nov. 11).—
An artillery fire from t th sides is continued
ar tatervakß. 1' i? heavier ov. the Russian right
wiag, where all day on November 9 and during
rrc . V « shelled the Japanese po
i with their heavy guns. Neither side on
ttiat ■- advantage.
As a reiuit of the heavy bombardment by the
Russian*., tae Japanese- have withdrawn some of
:rom the adva&oeu pofitions. It
is be!Seved that i;^ r being ready to attack, they
a.-c falling t-ck to tbe hills.
The Russians gained a great advantage when,
toward the end of the battle on tbe Shakhe
River, they recaptured Lone Tree Hill, which
r-i.-rn.ands a large pert of the plain over which
the Japanese rr.ust advance.
7fce o:-?: the. same each day.
There Is artillery firing most of the tinie ani
lashec of infantry at night. As has
• wa*s. t:>e soldiers of the
lag outposts exchange cigarettes and other
v . bombardment last night the Russians
I large oelimte shells into the J^p-
I i ill- The Jap
who in the r.adir.g sucoess
< .. _ .. . : ted again?;, the
sltions, for ose of covering
the extension of
their field works in the region of the railway,
Hi not reply last night when the Russians at-
The Japanese
are notably • ' use ammuni-
M tf ant. « rly battle
(mown that the Japanese have placed
of la'-sje calibre in the vicinity of the
railway sia ng Bhiatan, the
■tation to th<* north, withlc the rangu of
thp;r fire.
The ejreat precautions taken by the Russians,
their continued vigilance and the disposition of
their forces wouW seem to cusrantee the army
ayainst repetition of heavy <lisaEters
The army is celphraii'i« the distribution of
presents of food, ''.■':. - and confectionery
cent by the Bmprese to the officers and men.
R»-gin:ental bands are playing from camp to
cair.p along the line, and the army, which is
no* In better spirits, appears to be much more
*om?!1.-i!>'e and homogeneous The soldiers are
active in i oHectfng and storing all the crops left
by the Chinese in the fields, which they are pre
•ervlng for use both as food and fuel.
The demolition of the Chinese houses appears
to continue only along: the firing line, whore
their destruction is rendered necessary for
Strategical purposes. Owing to the mildness of
the weather, the sok'ters are bathing In the
:rrav* condition nf the besieged
f Port Arthur have reached Moukden, and, as
ins will not be sur
■rn of the <&x>itulatlon of the fort-
:.» Bourse tak«--n by the gwernment of Great
North Sea Incident Is now gen
re, and appears to be regarded
• Bgnanimous.
• east the Japanese appear not
to have advanced north of Sarr.aja, and to have
■ 1 thc-ir forces on their centre. It is
believed that their reinforcements have been
muih larger than reported, and it is expeoted
they v.'.\\ attack.
J Red Crocs trains attached to
"■■'• - v - forces remain constantly In the
rear Of the army, on th*> Pu-Shan railway and
v. ay.
• #e"-rsbu!R. Nov. 11 — A dispatch received
- ' leneral Sakharoff anounces
1 quietly. He also reports
Miple of unimportant out
< us Jaya.
Frav.ce Agrees in Principle to Con
ferencc — Denmark Willing.
*■«:—•. Xov. :i- --Tii- /: :eT:.an proposition for
' ■ ■ ■ • . • .. . •„i,ver.tion
Prance's re-
<~witlnued on *ec3c«i 3U««»
To-da r . fair.
To-morrow, fair; <r,»h northerly wln<l».
Cornerstone of Hebrew Technical
School Placed.
Additional interest was given to the laying of
the cornerstone of the new building of the He
brew Technical School for Girls, at Second-aye.
and Fifteenth-et., yesterday, by the presence of
the only living ox-President of the United
States, Grover Clrveland. Attracted by the an
nouncement in the press that Mr. Cleveland
■would not only preside, but would make an ad
dress, a large crowd gathered in Second-aye.
and gave Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland a cordial wel
come as they drove up with Mr. and Mrs. Na
thaniel Myers. Within the tent the expectation
seemed to be general that Mr. Cleveland would
"say something." but he steered clear of the re
motest reference to politics, confining himself
ptrlctly to the general significance of the occa
A large- canvas tent had been stretched over
the cite of the new building and fitted up with
a temporary wooden floor and platform. Strings
of email flags inside and out gave it something
of the festive air of a country fair, and a high
board fence which had been erected all around
as a screen from the street was profusely draped
with large American flags. A large squad of
policemen was stationed around the inclosure to
keep away the curious. Long before the exer
cises began people were blowing on their fingere
and tucking their hands inside their coats for
warmth's sake.
The opening prayer was by the Rev. Dr.
Joseph Sllverman. A chorus of about two hun
dred girls from the old school in Henry-st. sang
"America." Then Mr. Myers introduced Mr.
Cleveland as "that great statesman who, when
long and eorely tried, showed that in lofty, in
single minded and in all wise devotion to the
welfare of his country, he was as pure and clear
and direct as the sun's rays, and as immovable
as the North Star." Mr. Cleveland, after pro
longed applause, began to read his speech.
In part he eaid:
It is not altogether a fanciful or pessimistic
notion that leads many of our patriotic and sin
cere citizens to lament the growth among us 0/
materialism. Our people are undoubtedly becom
ing more and more infected with the feverish de
siiti to accumulate wealth and to succeed in under
takings far removed from : alianthroplc Intentions;
but no one can yet say that in the midst of ail
this there does not remain to us charity for the
poor, pity for the eick or wound* £ and a helping
hand far those who need aid in the improvement
of their present conditions -md future prospects.
We who are here have befor-. us at this moment
convincing proof that those, ennobling traits of
our natural disposition have not been entirely
smothered in a heedless rush for rich"?. Thought
ful men muet also regretlully concede that even
in the best and highest civilization, movements
called charitable and benevolent are sometimes
used to cloak self-exploitat;on and purse proud
vanity, or are set on foot to satisfy the whims and
caprice of the restless rich.
are face to fa<*e to-day with a philanthropic
enterprise wboße intent and purpose are abso
lutely free from the slightest questionable adultera
tion which has been most intelligently conceived.
most effectively managed and most steadfastly di
rected toward "the accomplishment of its supremely
important mission.
-President Cleveland was followed by Presi
dent Nicholas Murray Eutler of Columbia Uni
versity, who wore a skullcap and dug his
hands deep Into his overcoat pockets during his
speech in the effort to keep warm. Dr. Butler
began by saying that the rise of such Institu
tions as this marked the advent of a new idea
into education, adding, "not that we wish to
discredit the older learning, but because out of
the great material resources and development
of the country a need has arisen for a train
ing that shall bear directly on life. An 1 we
are no longer ashamed to apply the term 'edu
cation" 10 such training. '
Dr. Henry M. Leiyziger, director of public
lectures in the public schools, spoke next.
• A distinguishing mark 01 modern education,"
he said, "is its application of scientific princi
ples to lines formerly overlooked. We have to
day trade schools, business colleges, commercial
colleges. Education now fits for life, not for
examinations." (Applause.)
The presentation of a silver trowel to Mrs.
Cleveland hy Adolph Lewisohn, chairman of the
building committee, was accompanied by a
little address, in which Mrs. Cleveland was re
ferred to as "foremost in all the charms and
virtues that make woman admired and rever
enced by man — the ideal of American woman
hood." Mrs. Cleveland smiled at this euloglsra.
She wore a tailor-made gown of dull green
cloth, cut with a three-quarter, tight-fitting
coat, a chinchilla collar and muff and a black
toque with a white feather and green cockade
on the side, and white glover. ,
The trowel was inscribed as follows;" "This
trowel was used on November 11, 1904, for lay-
Ing the cornerEtona of the Hebrew Technical
School foi Girlr. New-York, and is presented to
Mrs. Grover Cleveland by the trustees of the
school <i& a souvenir of the occasion."
Accompanies by Mrs. Minnie D Louis, who.
with her husband, established the s ho ; . twenty
years ago; Nathaniel Myers, Maurice Htrsch,
Adolph Lewisohn and Maurice Brill, the au
dience rising to their feet, Mrs. Cleveland mount
ed to a Utths nag draped platform bull: around
the cornerstone, which was swinging from a der
2-ick. She watched with Interest the manoeuvres
of the workmen by which, after the copper box
01 records had been placed, the htig-e block was
slowl) warped Into position o.i its neci of cement.
Then, lightly tapping the top of the huge stono
three times for luck with the handle of her
trowel, and laughing, she gave the wet cement
a little pat, saying, "i declare this stone well
and truly la'.J."
While two hundred girls from the old school
were singing a Jubilee song, especially compose 1
for the occasion by Kmily M. Upper, everybody
crowded around ex-President and Mrs. Cleve
land, so that it was with some difficulty that
Frances Speir, a young girl from the school,
pushed her way up to Mrs. Cleveland and pre
sented a copy Of the song, engrossed on white
satin, by some of the pupils of the school. Th<»
ltev. Dr. Maurice H. Harris closed the exer
cises with the benediction.
Mr. and Mrs. Myers later entertained Mr. and
Mrs. Cleveland at luncheon at their home, in
the Osborne. The Clevelands went afterward
to attend the Yale-Princeton game. **
Among the prominent persons in the tent
were Richa: v Watson Gilder, Dr. Joseph D.
Bryant and St. ("lair McKelway, who came ex
pressly to meet the Clevelands; [eidor Straus,
lfnac Stern, Mrs. Louis Erich, Jacob H. SchlfiC
and Professor Beligman.
The new school will occupy a plot 125 by 07
feet, and will be five stories and a basement in
height. When it is fully equipped the cost will
he nearly $400,000. It will have an auditorium
seating 500, a model kitchen, roof garden, swim
ming pool, clubrooms, gymnasium, library and
employment bureau, with large, light class
rooms. Adolph Lewisohn. first vice-president,
give $12.".<mi<> toward the building fund
Boston. Nov. 12.— The Hutchings-Yotey Organ
Company's plant, in Irvington-st is burning at
midnight, and will be a total loss. Four alarms
have called a large amount of apparatus to the
pcene, and it is thought thai the flames will be
conilned to the manufactory, which is a two story
brfek building. 150 feet in length. The loss will be
Bt. Louis. Nov. 13. — It became known to-day that
Edward Raymond, twenty-three years o!d, who
was arrested last night after a fierce tight in .-»
dark cellar for holding up and robbing a snloon,
is a native of Cambridge. Muss., and before goiuif
•■> Colorado to seek bis fortune in mint-s was .1
student «.f mining engineering at Harvard Univer
sity. Not realizing bis expectations in Colorado,
Raymond started homeward, tiut became stranded
In St. Louis, hungry and wituout funds. Th« a,
according to his confession in tail to-day, !-.. met
another man RHfCB like himself, and they decided
to become highwaymen, ituymimil's accorr.pllce is
Ll.ll at large.
From left to right: Mnt. ??athanl'?l Myers. Vatha nl*l president of Institution: Morris sTlrs(?h. Ado!ph Lewieohn. chairman building com
mittee: Mrs. Cleveland.
U. S. Refrigerator Ship Sinks
Schooner Off Barnegat.
On Wednesday night, ten miles off Barnegat
Light, the United States refrigerator ship
Culgoa rammed the schooner Wilson and Hunt
ing, from Norfolk to New- York, and sunk her.
Captain Robert I. Walton. Jr., of the schooner,
hia wife and two seamen went down with the
ship. The eurvivors. consisting- of the mate,
steward and two seamen, arrived here on Thurs
day night on the Culgoa, and were sent ashore
yesterday at Tonapklnsville. The mon were
taken to the offices of the lav.- firm of Alexander
& Ash, at No. 9'_" Willlam-st., where they told
the story of the accident. The steward said:
I was In the galley when the schooner v.-as
struck. We were holding '»'.ir course or. a port
tack off shore. Shortly before i went below I
saw the lamp on top <>f the cabin burning
brightly. Thr- steamer came on us appar"iitly
at full "speed, and struck us to starboard, af: of
the forward rigging When I reached the deck
I climbed up the rigging and got aboard the
Culgoa, the bow of which was wedged well into
the schooner.
Soon after I got aboard the mate followed my
plan of escape, but when he reached the rig
ging the steamer reversed her engines and the
boats swayed apart. The mate plunged into
the sea and the Culgoa lowered a boat to get
him. They threw him a line, which he fastened
around his v.-aist. and dragged him Into the
small boat. The schooner was laden with pil
ing, stored on the deck Hghi fei-t high. Th^
captain and his wife were on deck, and cou!c r
hnve been rescued had not the Culgou backed
The instant the boats separated the schooner
filled, her deck load shifted and she listed to
starboard and sank, taking the captain and his
wife with her.
I paw our mate trying; to get a line to the
captain as the steamer backed away. Several
of the crew of the Culgoa told me that thej sav
our lights. I understand that whe-r the Culgoa
rammed us one of the men in the engine room
was knocked down and seriously hurt.
Captain Walton came from a seafaring family.
He was Lorn thirty-five years ago at Tuckerton,
N. J. His wife, Etta Walton, was the- daughter
of a New-Jersey farmer, and for six years had
sailed with her husband.
On September 15, 1003, while Captain Walton
was in command of the throe masted sch
De Mory Gray, ho encountered a hurricane ten
miles northeast of Winter Quarter Shoals. Us
wife was with him at th* time and fearing for
her safety Captain Walton lashed her to th< miz
zen eross treea She remained there for one hour
through a terrific storm that almost wrecked
the vessel. Captain Robert i Walton, jr., gav-j
up command nf the schooner on her return to
port, and his brother Clarence was made rap
\N hi!<; the De Mory Gray waa lying In Phila
delphia Captain Glarence Walton, in a moment
of delirium • aused by typhoid fever, committed
suicide •■■■ shooting himself in the head.
Cap;: :■•;■. 1! i. Walton, sr, father of th.»
den ! . about sixty years old, is in
coi imau I tf thi Henry P. Haven now on her
way to Norfolk. The Walton family for many
generations has be*-n in t !.•■.• shipping business,
rhe Wilson and Hunting was built in ISXS
by Goss # Y\;-.'i\ ai Alexandria, Va. sh<- was
managed by T. C. Tilley, of Norfolk, and waa
owned by William (.Jokey & Sun, of Brooklyn;
George E. Hammond. T. c Tilley ;.;t.i other*.
She was " : '■ s * gross and VA4 ret tuns register,
14". fee' long, .'>!"> feel beam ana 11.8 feet draught.
The officers of the Culgoa last night refused
to i!i-. uss the 1 Islon.
German Who Seeks to Kill Himself
Crosses Ocean to Die There.
There will be arraigned to-day a man who,
having failed to commit suicide in Germany and
having heard that Hbboken was a good place in
which to end one's life, travelled .Irs! class on a
steamer and then made a failure. •
He is Adam Kncke, m. ■ seven years old, of
Frankfort-on-Maln. Germany. He is not at all
pleased that his life was Raved, and says that
it the first opportunity he will kill himself.
Encka says be was in love with a widow, one
Frau Nuncben, of Frankfort, but for some rea
son he cannot wed. As a result Eccke auya he
does not care to live.
His first attempt at suicide was in Bremen.
He took phenacetine, enough, he says, to kill,
but he swallowed a bottle of champagne as .1
(baser, and the two did not agree. He wa« very
ill for a day or so, but that was all.
He arrived at Hoboken on the Kaiser Wllhelm
this week, travelling first class. He went to
Meyers's Hotel. In Hoboken. closed the windows
and the keyhole and turned on the «as. The
odor attracted attention. He la out of danger
now at St. Mary's Hospital. When he was found
there were two letters In his room. One was
addressed to Frau Nunehen, and told her that
he did not care to live without her ami was
about to die. He requested that his body he
taken to Frnnkfort. so that she could visit his
grave every day. The second letter was to his
slater in Frankfort, and It also made the re
quest that hits body be taken to Germany.
!••> -;e; F.iinA?!: TO Tim tribune. 1
Cumberland, Md.. Nov. n.-Samuel D. Fluck. a
prominent farmer near Ellersile. this county, last
Saturday seat a fine live raccoon to Resident
Roosevelt. The animal was captured by * l <**
himself, who, the coon having been .i~.i by the
publicans as a* emblem or success, seat it to
the President The President, through beorc-tary
Si b P expressed hi. thanks to Mr. Fluck for Mi
remembrance, and sail that every effort would be
mad, to keep the coon to celebraf victory again
in 1908.
Anonymous Gift to the New-York
Post-Graduate Hospital.
Through the generosity of a friend of the in
stitution, the New -York Post-Graduate Medical
School and Hospital. It was learned yesterday,
has been able to open an annex to its dispen
sary for the treatment cf pulmonary tubercu
losis. The annex has accommodation for
twelve beds, and for the first tim-j In the his
tory of the hospital and medical schco!, poor
patients in the advanced stages of pulmonary
tuberculosis will be able to receive constant in
dividual treatment and attention until the crisis
of their cases shall be past.
Gratified at the way h«s friend had been
cured of incipient tuberculosis at the dispen
sary th» anonymous giver haa leased a board
ing house at No. H22 East Nineteenth-st.. an<i
at a co?: o( several thousand dollars overhauled,
refitted ami completely converted it. ;>nd has
also promised $6,000 yearly for its maintenance
for a ceitain term of years. To-day, instead of
a common boarding house, the premises at this
number form an up to date modern hospital for
the treatment of this dreaded diFea?.-\ The an
nex will be of especial benefit to poor patients
who are unable to afford the coat of leaving the
city to take sp?ei::l treatment elsewhere.
The spec**] facilities of the new annex, which
is in charge of highly competent physicians
and nurses, include a constant circulation of
fresh air. which is filtered through absorbent
cotton, and a simple ' hyper-nutrition" regimen
of emulsion, egge, rni'k, ci.,., that has long
pass°i? the experimental stage. There are al
ready throe patients in the annex, and three
more will be taker, in to-day.
The annex makes possible constant intelligent
supervision of a patient during the most criti
cal sta^e of his case. He remains an "in" pa
tient until he is well enough to become an "out"
patient of th^ hospital dispensary. All Inde
pendent board of physicians has already decided
that out or some hundred ond fifty cases ol
pulmonary tuberculosis l:i Its incipient stages
treated al the dispensary in six <m- seven years.
mor« ;)n:i fort; h.iv ■ !"?u;tO'i te re
Mora than sixtj thousand prescription
ailed yearly at this dispensary. The
the New-Yoi '.: P< si ■ Medical i
and ?;<>s?>mij to the higher education of
uated physicians on th<- one hand and to the
thousands of suffering poor on the other have
been widely ie-.ognizffi in :his .'uy for many
. • ■ : --
Father, Mother. Son and Daughter
Murdered in California.
Auburn, Cal.. Nov. — Julius Weber, forty
eight years old; his wife, forty-one years old;
thfir : lueteen*year-old daughter, Bertha, am.
their son, Paul, fourteen years old, were mur
dered last night by m: unknown assassin, who
set lire to the home In an effort to cover his
crime. Before the fire had made any great
h ■:, i.v.iy the bodies of the woman an,! her two
children were rescued from the burning house.
An examination <>f the bodies showed that
Mrs. Weber and the children had been murdered
before the fire had b?en started. Mrs. Weber
and her daughter had been killed by pistol
wounds. On tht* boy's head were several deep
CUta. He had al?o been shot.
All efforts to reach Julius Weber, the father.
who was no» thought to be in tivi burning
house, were abandoned until to-day, when ;t
search was made In the burn! Umbers, and
his body was found In the bathroom of th;>
dwelling. lie. too, hail been siior. down before
bell left to be consumed by the dames.
The body of Mr. Weber vat- -•■> badly burned
thai li has been Impossible ■■• determine how
often he wjts shot, li has i ee»i ascertained be
yond a doubt that the women were k'.He'l hi or-.n
room and their clothing set op fire, and ti.at
they were then dragged into he apartment
where their bodies were discovered.
One peculiar clrcumstai of the tragedy is
that. while the .d'»=- of the mother am! daugh
ter were burned to some extent the apartment
In which they were lying was not on flrj \. h -i
the Qrercen broke In, which showed that th-y
bad been killed in some other ; art of the house.
partially burned, and then dragged Into the
room where they were found. The physicians
are holding an auto] . over the badly charred
body of Julius Weber. Coroner Bhepard, Sheriff
Keen and District Attorney RoWnaan are mak
ing a thorough Investigation of the tragedy.
The robbery theory is about exploded.
Adolph Weber, another ton twenty years old,
who is tho only member of the family al!v~.
talks but little, but to the coroner and ?herl"
he said lie did not think the motive wa« either
robbery or revenge. When aslced if he bad a
theory be said he had, but would not give it.
He did ««ay, reluctantly, that his fath-r had a
violent temper. The Ron said he left the houae
about 6:30 o'clock and came downtown, pur
chased a pair of trousers, and dii several other
errands. When he went to th" fire he dropped
hi? old trousers, which were m a bundle. in the
burning building. Young Weber has -i good
reputation. Two .'J2-cniil.re revolvers have been
found but the bullets extracted from the bodies
were of .32 calibre. The officers are looking for
the pistol from which they were fired.
The Inquest has been adjourned to await th«
result of the autopsy.
Will another Imposition equal to St. l-out? b- seen
in this country. The way to reach it Is by the v st
Shore at 122.3. or N>w-Yorii Central P»-S- Our
ticket *ij«nts will aiva full particulars.— Advt.
The President's Announcement Re
garding the Secretary of State.
Washington, Nov. 11 —John Hay will be Sec
retary of State throughout the term for which
President Roosevelt has just been elected. This
announcement was made to-day by the Presi
dent, who regards the intention of Mr. Hay to
retain the portfolio of State as promising much
for the success of his next term.
"You may state positively," ■w»re the Presi
dent's words, "that Mr. Hay will continue as
Secretary of State up to March 4, 190&.
The President feels that Mr. Hay's decision is
of the utmost importance, not alone to Ameri
cans, but to the nations of the world. For some
years Mr. Hay has been one of the most prom
inent figures. if not the most prominent, in the
diplomatic world, and his efforts have always
been directed toward universal peace, in which
cause he has already accomplished much.
To the United States, and in a measure to
other nations, the advantages which must ac
crue from the continuous maintenance by the
United States of the same wise foreign policy
which has proved so successful In the pant for so
long a period are of the utmost importance
While Mr. Hay has communicated his inten
tion and the reasons therefor only to the Presi
dent, it is easy to surmise that, aside from a
patriotic desire to serve his country, and an even
broader desire to promote the cause of Interna
tional peace and harmony, the Secretary's deep
affection for the President has proved an Im
portant factor in determining him to retain the
heavy responsibilities of his presi nt high office.
There has been some apprehension that Mr.
Hay might relinquish the portfolio of State at
any time to enjoy the easo his borne and family
afford to one of h'.s tastes and temperament.
When Mr. Roosevelt succeeded President Mc-
Klnley it w:<s known that Mr. Hay 'red to
be relieved •■! the onerous unties; o? his oftloa,
and. that he continued to serve only on earnest
solicitation. Of the three Presidents with whom
Mr. Hay has been cflosely associated. Mr. Rcose
vel: is the >•.... one '.:: called by bis Christian
name. It !s also true that the work on which
Secretary Bay has recently been engaged has so
stimulated his energies that he looks forward to
a continuance of his labors in the Slate Depart
ment with enthusiastic Interest.
The President was asked rrgarci'ng- other pos
sible Cabinet changes, but Indicated that there
was nothing to be *ati: a., present. His an
nouncement regarding Secretary Hay v>;i<= mad*
to a number of newspaper men in his Bice late
in the afternoon. Mr. Hay's) retention of tho
State Department portfolio fixes the most im
portant place in the n«*xt Cabinet, and is the
firs* and only step so far taken in that direction.
Has Extremely Narrow Escape from
railing Off Trestle.
Th--' Pittsfieid Express, oat of the '» '■ »l
trains on the New-York, Saw-Haven and Hart
rord Railroad, narrowly escaped destruction at
Port Chester last evening. As the train was
leaving that place at a mll< a minute —•I. v
struck ,a door, which had fatten on the tracks
from a passing freight <.»:■.
Th^ ]■< iv trucii* of the locomotive were thrown
off. and the trails went i-jj!:!!<k along *he t!<»s
ou the hijfh bridge :'.t the entrance to the town.
The Irain ran three hundrsd jrarfis along tb«
las I*h« '.'•-• •;■-■:■- wore gn itly sh:ik^n up
before the locomothre could be stuped. Ua:-
rosd men say it whs annosi a mira'rlel thai ;hv»
tram did not topi li <>rf the iiiKh trestle. II was
prevented from ''uL^k so i-y the \Azh ki..-<i rail.
Th» accident happened on Dead Han's Curt*,
where i dosen people have been killed.
Tiv t"'ii»i • ;•■•■..■ Citj abocl an ii'j»>r iate.
Scheme for Wiping Out Railroad Conco
sions.— Pi izea of $30,000,000.
Shanghai, Nov. 11.— The Chinese government
i? fbrmulatmc a scheme of State totteriea for
the purpose of wiping out the concessions grant
ed to railroad corporations. The. prises will ag
gregate ■--■■-»• la goto.
Governor Dockery's Thßj\ksgivi.;g Proclama
tion Model of Brevity.
Jefferson City. Mo . Nov. 11— Governor Doekery
evidently S»SS UttUs In th- .lection return* for
which to hr thankful. This afternoon he Issaecl hi»
Thßnkt<s'vin*T proclamation, which Is this year con
fined to the fact that it is th« usual custom to issue
such proclamations. It is as follows:
The President of th* United States. In pursuance
of e*tabUshed custom, has designated Thursday.
November Hi 1904. as a day of praise and thanks
■iviiiK- I Alexander M. Dookery. Governor of th«
State Of Missouri, do hereby request the people to
abstain from their usual avocations so far as may
bj il pbsslble. and appropriately celebrate Thank*
giving Day-
Governor Dockery*s proclamation usually rum
from I.OCV to 1.800 word*.
Work "ii the Message — Change* in
Cabinet and Diplomatic Service.
'rii ttis tfiihvk irXKAXr.]
WaalUastoa, Nov. 11— The President win not
call a special sasston of th.> LTIXIth Cansreu t<>
revise the tariff, nor will h.- racoßuaaad that
Congress revise the ;.ir«rr law a! the r^gula.
?hori session. Th. PresidCßt has not ordcrstl \
special, secret. Inunedtats brreatisjatj «.; tha
railway mail services nor ha* h* aMaarsssai ta
call for the resignations of aU Ccttcd StateJ
diplomatic representatives aiid appoint Civil
Barrlea clerks in th-ir places, -.jor to do one hun
dred art<2 one other things attrt'iut-") to him in
speculative nawspapen la* Urn last day or two.
In fact, the extent to which certain other-oriso
sensible editors are begullsd into attributing
rash and ill considered intentions to him i* a
source of arrus»*'m'*nt to the President, who?*
confidence in the good judgment of the Ameri
can people is so comprehensive that he does not
believe many of the readers of these reports re
gard them as anything but absurd vagaries de
slgr.'.i to nil spac* and afford entertainment.
It Is fully expected by the administration that
from now until the next message to Congress
is made public th-» newspapers will be ftTie<i
with more or less sensational reports regarding
the President'!" intentions, and it is Just a3 fully
expected that the Intelligent public will rec«»lv»
them with ffcs same incredulity a3 It receive^
the reports circulated for partisan purr be
for* the election.
Just what the message to Congress will cos
tain is not known even to the President himself!.
Some points have been decided, of course, and It
has been determined that It will not contain
certain others, but so far as the great body of
th«- Executive communication Is concern^ it re
mains to be decided, and will so remain until
the President, has had an opportunity to consult
leading members of the House and Senate*
This has been Mr. Roosevelt's policy since he be
came President, and if has proved so successful
that there will be no deviation from It hereafter.
From row on the President will avail himself
of every opportunity to confer with members of
Congress. He will discuss tariff revision witli
all Its pros and cons, and will discuss every sub
ject of sufficient importance to be worthy of
consideration in his message. Whether or net
these subjects will be Incorporated in this year's
message or any future . message will depend
largely on the temper and judgment of Congress
as they can be ascertained in the prospective
conferences. There is, therefore, no occasion for
"Intelligent anticipation" of radical policies a?
startling deviations from the platform on which
the President and the Republican party have re-»
.celved such an overwhelming indorsement.
It is. of course, true that there will be a num
ber of changes among the diplomatic representa
tives of the United States, but that does not
mean that there will be sweeping chang**."*
Neither is there the slightest reason to look for
bizarre appointments. Men will be chosen pie)
the more important missions because of their
previous and prf-"minent fitness to r^preacat
this country abron-7. Minor plan* wsjea va
cated, will be filled by the proraotlon, M far aJ
practicable, of tho«K» who ha\- sh<^!i «»ualltt»s
entitling them to all inn swanf
For th? tlm* being, whil* the Prrakienr ■
devoting Mi heal thought and tho greater por
tion of his time to th» cor.suleratloii anJ prepa
ration of all :i:.:r.:;. 1 :..»s-=a?e. department af
fairs, unless of pressing tapartaare, w\v. h?\>
• .-■_■-.- place, and it Is altogether ur
llkely thai there will be any Innovations i.x
ih it direction at this time. r.ega.-'img the ru
mors of .-I renewal of the investigation of tha
railway ..,' service, they are without foun ia
tion. As outlined ■- theat dispatches of May
I!?. Assistant Attomoy General Robh took withi
him t<> the Department of Justice for revision
certain evident o sntliered in the formal investi
gation of the Postotf.ce Department, and in
croded in this was the testimony given in th»
Investigation of the office of th»: Second Assist
ant Postmaster Qeneral, under whose jurisdic
tion the railway nail service is conducted. That
there v. as no evldenc* showing wrongdoing Is
made clear hy the fact that no recommenda
tkmfl Tor il:srr!iss.:l have been made, nor has any
radical reorganization of the bureau been con
sidered necessary. 1 o;igh it is likely that som->
changes in the methods of this branch of tha
ijoatal service wfQ b^ undertaken at th» r.ext
session of congress.
Even the consideration ct Cabinet material
will giv? place, fur tne present, to prenaratlesa
!of the annual message. That many changes la
t^v <'ci;'!:.9t will oi:.'ci- is not unlikely, As told
clmwlmtc Iks PratlsVwl has received an aaaur
; ance frorii Secretary Hay that he will relate
qrtftdte of s«u:e throughout the term to*
' v i:tcl) Mr. Itooas vtll h.i» Just been elected. No
ixamadtat* vhar.ge in the War Department la
. ' on teni plated, and it la Relieved that Secre;avy
Uoxton wi!'. •ontinuc to supervise the affai.| of
the navy. The ; ns of Attorney General
Stoody, who has' been urged to retain the port-
Collo of Justice, are u.ikr.own to the President
' .-'■ i yet. as an those of the Secretary of th«
l [.usury. The ir.ttr.inJior that the Secretary
of the li!t»rir>r r.v.y b* sent to th» Senate from
Missouri .tlso stto«sts the possible necessity ef
nelecUns a sooeassos' '^o Mr. Hitchcock. Secre
lary Wilsoo probably rstala supervision of
the constantly naereastas agi'fciuHuial interests
•>f the Tip.tlor. Sr» whi>"h he. has naid-^ 50 great
a rarcm for the bsi seven ar.>! a. hnlf years.
li . teutaßy, it may be -w»i«l thar tho failure of
hi President to till Urn p^ot? nskde racanl by
the d-».ith of Aastatant Secretary r?r : sh.im has
; -:> &.1M ?<» the teabtllty »>; th- offl<:sra of th->
Naftoita] Oraiig'- to aicre*- on a candidate.
With r«ga I tv the fat ere of »-Se< ■ v
Cortetyoa, tin- l*r».?ident conUnars t.» hv re:;
' . M>t. and ; ; is tuoi Improtwihls that n.- baa ; •)"
ycl fu'.ly detejncined « % n iht? departnMni wbJeti
«r!U !h- a.-u:?r:fnt :<> tiM fotmst yei-re;ary oi
Conxutem :vu Labor, ii i- ; tJ»a Pres
h.'.bit '.<>t to cross :i i ri-l<«- tmUl he ; ->:r.TS t«> i:.
:*ntl wiiile he axpt ts to ha.«> lir. CorteJyoo rtoM
to him, a u»fhiite dtvMoa rescardli'ric the part -
:.-.!• • air at ih - Cabtnot tabio \\ ilcfa Mr. Cof
i.»!you \\IA occusv naaj nt>: to* Btade ontll tbq
Prcaidaat knows precisely v!ia: chairs are lilserj"
to be va-!\nr.
Keen obseitwa <>? poLlic events arlQ not ba
' mii«:e.J ii the i.exr frw weeks nrw by Urn ia
' fp:re«l statenr nts Of i-.'-T.tljers --f Csogycss \h"
may ta!V. .• itu *h* Vrcsiiit-.it between now aad
Decombei •"•- Tfe««< whe know t!ir- w- •■•..:■:■..
■ know r -■ he approaches every subject
which he discusses »rlt] unestneaa -vhi ■•:■.
•omettmrs d*c*tv*s hi* .»i:-;it«'.' ; .>:i> heTjevf^jj
•hat he attaches more Importance to II th:i>: !••
actually ihv «-a-«-. Ft » i thssa ■■ '■ •
laor- for conservative adtnfrvlatraUon and ar^
mil m!sl*«l by rumors to t^e contrarj ;■•. ••• :...♦
likely to r>- a:»aFP"
One Effect of Parker's Failure to
Make Good."
Ir»oM ins Tai»trxE prß=\c.l
Washington. Nov. ll.— The political gossips -vh»
until Tuesday were telling bow It »aj coins to
happen, are now busy explaining the Republican
landslide. Practically every or.-> is ready to admit
that th« President's tremendous popularity was M
chief factor. Th« D«moor«.ts h»d by choice tn*.i«

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