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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOFRNAff
PRICE TWO CENTS.
He Will Be Appointed for the
White Earth Agency.
EDDY OPPOSES NO MORE
Only Candidate That Could Get Sen-
MICHELET TO TAKE HOLD JULY 1
Three Minnesota Army Appointee*
Found to Be Over the Forty-
Year Age Limit.
Trort*Th» Journal Bureau. Boom 43. Pot*
Washington. May 17.—Simon Michelet
- will be the Indian agent at the "White
Earth agency. Congressman Eddy has
been in correspondence with Senators
Nelson and Clapp and has finally with
drawn his opposition. The principal rta
son for withdrawal, however, was the fact
that there were no other candidates who
could secure the senatorial indorsement.
Several tried but failed, and that left
Michelet the only man in the field. The
appointment will be made very soon, and
Michelet will take hold July 1, when the
Sutherland, resignation takes effect. The
appointment would be made at once, but
the secretary of the interior is not in
OVER THE It is understood In
AGE LIMIT. no official statements
regarding it have yet
been made, that three of Minnesota's
army appointees are over the 40-year
age-limit, and therefore cannot be com
missioned even 'if they • pass examina
tions. Captain Morgan of Minneapolis,
and Captain Becker of Traverse county
are said to be - two of the three. The
name of the third is not known yet.
The secretary of war told Congressman
Eddy to-day that in no case would the
: age-limit be waived. "The law is man
datory," said he, "and I have no au
thority to disregard it."
TWIN CITY BANK Comptroller of Cur
rency Dawes to-day
CONDITION. gave out the abstracts
of reports !of condi
tion of the four national banks in Minne
apolis and the five banks in St. Paul on
The Minneapolis statement shows, that
since Feb. 5, date of last report, total re-»
sources decreased fr0m'521,562,180 to $21, -
284.915. Loans and discounts fell from
$13,362,790 .to $13,334,384. and cash reserve
increased . from $1,172,141 to $1,533,292, of
which- gold holdings advanced from $776,
--902 to $816,427. Individual deposits in
creased from $8,964,219 to $9,052,752, and
the average reserve held from 25.42 to
27.39 per cent. .
Reports from the St. Paul banks show
that total resources fell from $25,435,794
to $25,409,225; loans and discounts in
creased from $12,128,505 to $13,086,875 and
cash reserve increased from $2,391,782 to
$2,440,308, of which gold holdings decreased
from $1,875,608 to $1,808,018/ Individual de
posits decreased from $13,310,408 to $13,
--007,047, and average reserve held fell from
86.88 to 28.84 per cent.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Postmasters appointed to-day: . lowa—East
Peru, Madison county, Robert Green; Hills
dale, Mills county, Alexander H. Graves;
Piano, Appanoß county, Minnie E. Swaasi;
Ringgold, Riuggold county, C. L. Gatley.
Culbertson, Valley county, Dale
O. Cowen. South Dakota—Alcester, Union
county, O. A. Abeel. -:,•
In the list of readjustment of postmasters'
salaries, made public to-day, Sault Ste.
Marie, Mich., is raised from $2,400 to $2,500.
and Odebolt. lowa, from $1,500 to $1,600.
Spring Valley, Wts., is made a presidential
office; salary, $1,000.
Passing of the Former Ambassador
to Germany. -
Grand Rapids, Mich., May 17.—Edwin F.
TJhl, former assistant secretary of state
and ambassador to Germany under the
Cleveland administration, died shortly
after noon to-day. He had been ill nearly
a year from a complication of diseases,
among them -Bright's disease.
Edwin F. Uhl was born in 1841 near Avon
Springs, N. Y. Coming- to Michigan when he
was a boy, he finished the course in the
public schools and graduated from the Uni
versity of Michigan at the age of 20. Mr.
Uhl then located in Ypsllantl and entered a
law firm. In 1871 he moved to Grand Rap-
Ids, where he built up a splendid law practice
end became prominent in the democratic
party. He was. elected mayor of Grand Rap
ids on the democratic ticket In 1890 and served
two years. At the beginning of President
Cleveland's second term Mr. Vhl was ap
pointed assistant secretary of Btate and dur
ing part of his incumbency he was In charge
of the department. President Cleveland later
offered Mr. Uhl the post of ambassador to
Germany an 3lt was accepted, Mr. Uh! serv
ing until President McKinley appointed his
successor. Mr. Uhl withdrew his support
from the democratic party In the campaign
of 1896. He Is survived by a widow and
LANDS AT AUCTION
State's Sale I'nder Way at Anoka—
$24 the Maximum.
Special to The Journal.
Anoka, Minn., May 17.—The state land
Bale is in progress in Anoka to-day and
an average of about $8 an acre is being
paid, though two Darties in the town of
Bethel, originally appraised at $10, were
run up to $24 an acre, and sold to T. C.
Hoolihan. Most of the land is taken by
resident farmers, few outsiders being in
The Anoka Bicycle assocfation will se
cure the passage of an ordinance taxing
wheelmen 50 cents each for use of cycle
paths. The money will be spent in build-
Ing paths and keeping present ones in re
pair. On the presumption that the or
linance will be passed, between 300 and
VOO cyclists have already paid the tax.
NORWAY'S IXDEPEXDEXCE DAY.
Christlania, May 17.—Norwegian Independ
»nce Day was celebrated to-day with grea;
mthueiflsm. Xordenskjold's statue was un
reiled by the crown prince, Gustaf, and Ole
Bull's statue was unveiled at Bergen, the
Warships there taking part in the ceremony.
FRANCES LATEST DIVERSION.
Paris, May 17.— Initiatory steps for the trial
»f the Marquis de Lur-Saluces, who recently
returned to France after having been ban
ished, were taken to-day, when a police 1 of
ficer visited the marquis and drew up a ver
bal process. M. Fallieres, president of the
senate, is expected to shortly convene that
body as a high ~>urt for the trial of the
Rev. Edward S. Phillips Is
Probably Murdered. .
HIS. DEAD BODY FOUND
It Is Stumbled Upon in the Rooms
of a Massage Operator.
ARREST MADE ON SUSPICION
Mr. Phillips Had Consulted Pierpont
Morgan on Threatened Strike
In Coal Region*.
New York, May 17.—A well dressed man
about 87 years of age, was found dead in
a room on Ninth avenue early this morn
ing. The first floor of the building in
which the dead maa was found was occu
pied by Edward Higgin3 and the second
by Mrs. Catherine Bermus. Dr. Kirk
Stanley, formerly of San Francisco, who
claims to cure rheumatism by new meth
ods, also occupied rooms in the building.
Shortly before midnight, Mrs. Bermus
stumbled over the body.
The body has been identified as that of
the Rev. Edward S. Phillips of St. Ga
briel's church, Hazleton, Pa., who re
cently had a conference with J. Pierpont
Morgan in reference to the threatened
strike in the iron and coal regions of
Pennsylvania. The coroner says the
identification can hardly be questioned, as
papers found on the body seem to prove it.
The police are working on what may
prove to be a murder.
Kirk Stanley, in whose rooms the body
was found, is under arrest as a suspicious
person. Decomposition had advanced so
far when the body was discovered that a
cursory examination was not sufficient to
reveal the cause of death and no autopsy
will be held.
Tells Conflicting; Stories.
Stanley has ibeen subjected to a rigid
examination and Is said to have told con
flicting stories. Mrs. Bermus, from whom
Stanley leased four rooms, in one of
which the body was found, says that her
tenant claimed to be from San Francisco
and called himself "Dr. Stanley." He was
accompanied by a young woman whom he
introduced as his wife. The body was
discovered by Mrs. Bermus' daughter, who
went into Stanley's apartments to remove
some bedding which was hanging out of
the window. The police were immediately
notified and a search of the body dis
closed a number of papers. Among them
was a letter from John Mitchell, president
of the United M!ae Workers, addressed
to Rev. Edward S. Phillips, Hazleton, Pa
There were also several telegrams from
Mitchell addressed to the priest, a half
fare railway coupon such as Is issued to
clergymen, and several receipts made out
in Dr. Phillips' name.
It was made public for the first time,
after the Identification of the body, that
two confidential alarms had been sent out
by Captain of Detectives Titus for Mr.
Phillips who, according to this informa
tion, had been missing from his home in
Hazleton, since April 28. The first alarm
was sent out on May 8 and the second
yesterday and detectives from the central
office have been quietly searching the ho
tels and hospitals in this city for the
Police Captain Donohue after examin
ing the body, the rooms and effects of the
dead man, sent out a general alarm for
the apprehension of Stanley.
Shortly after midnight Stanley was seen
walking through Fiftieth street. When
he came to the corner of Ninth avenue,
half a block from his apartments he
stopped. A policeman saw him. Stan
ley saw the policeman at the same mo-
ment and at once turned and walked rap
idly through Fiftieth street toward Eighth
avenue. The policeman ran after him
and, touching him on the shoulder, said
the captain desired to see him. Stanley
accompanied the policeman and when he
reached the station house was taken to
Captain Donohue's private office. He
and the captain were closeted together
more than an hour. The captain then
took Stanley before Sergeant Shible and
told the sergeant to lock him ud.
The prisoner seemed to be suffering
from the effects of drink or drugs. His
manner was that of a man who was badly
dazed. He said his name was Kirk Stan
ley and that he had come to this city
about a year and a half ago. He said
they called him doctor, but he had no
diploma. He was a massage operator and
intended to open an office here.
Captain Doaohue was reticent in dis
cussing the case. All that he would say
was that the prisoner had made con
flicting statements. He had denied knowl
edge of the man whose body was found in
bis rooms and said he had never seen him
before and that he did not know there
was a body there until told by the police.
The police are searching for. a woman
who was known as Stanley's wife. They
say this woman left the hou^e in Ninth
avenue on May 9 and has not returned.
Father Phillips disappeared on May 8.
Stanley was arraigned in police court and
was remanded to the custody of the cor
oner. He refused to make any statement
MOST WORTHY MAX
Antecedanta and Personal History
of Father Phillip*.
Hazleton, Pa., May 17.—Father Phillips
had been away from Hazleton for about
two weeks on a vacation. During his ab
sence he is said to have attended the
ceremonies incident to the elevation of
Mgr. Martinelli to the rank of cardinal.
Father Phillips was pastor of St. Gabri
el's church, this city. He was born in
1851, at Hawley, Wayne county, Pennsyl
vania, where his father worked In the
mines. He attended the "public school at
Pittston, Pa., and finished his studies at
St. Charles college. Ellicott City, Md., and
St. Charles theological seminary, Phila
delphia. He was ordained to the priest
hood in 1875. He was located in various
parts of the Scranton diocese, coming to
Hazleton four years ago. Recently the
twenty-fifth aninversary of his elevation
to the priesthood was celebrated here and
a large number of priests and Catholic
dignitaries from the surrounding country
came to Hazleton to do him honor.
Father Phillips was a prominent mem
ber of the Ancient Order of Hibernians
and the Elks lodge of this city. He took
an active part in settling the A. O. H.
difficulties a few years ago. He was a'
strong temperance advocate and his influ
ence with the men of all nationalities who
make up the population of the anthracite
region was recognized by miners and mine
owners alike. His participation in the
settlement of the miners, strike of la«t
year is still fresh in the minds of the
FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 17, 1901.
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CONTROL OF THEN. P.
Morgan-Kuhn, Loeb & Co. Truce
Leads to a Settlement.
Buyingl l>y Kahn-Loeb Interests
3luk.es Northern Pacific a,
New York, May 17. —The Journal of
It seems to be generally acknowledged that'
the truce between the Morgan and the Kuhn,
Loeb & Co. interests in their contest for the
control of Northern Pacific has assumed the
dignity of a d-eflnite settlement of future pol
icy, and that attempt* will be made to recon
struct, so far as is necessary, the "commu
nity of interest" plan of railway management
on a new basis. This means that the north
western roads are to be brought more thor
oughly and directly into the fold than has
heretofore been contemplated. The Kuhn-
Loeb interests are already heavy holders la
Great Northern, and their recent heavy pur
chases of Northern Pacific make that road a
distinctively Harriman road, notwithstanding
that the nominal control shall still remain
with J. P. Morgan & Co., which, according
to best information, is the present plan. The
Harriman people will be adequately repre
sented In the board of directors of the North
ern Pacific, and will be fully able to protect
the Union Pacific from any encroachments la
its territory by the Northern Pacific. On
the oth«sr hand, there have been active pur
chases of the Union Pacific stocks by inter
ests coming very close to J. P. Morgan & Co.,
so that the practical effect of the recent cor
ner and the purchases responsible for it has
been the occasion for the exchange of Union
Pacific stock for Northern Pacific stock.
It is, of course, now a quetsion what finan
cial arrangements have been made by the
Harriman interests for financing, their pur
chases of Northern Pacific, as it Is taken for
granted that they did not make such pur
chases on any private account, but with the
sole object of protecting Union Pacific's inter
ests, and it is therefore supposed that the
recent heavy purchases of Northern Pacific
securities are to be turned over at their cost
price to the Union Pacific, which will issue
convertible 4 per cent bonds in payment.
There are $100,«M),000 of these convertible
bonds already authorized, and only $40,000,000
have thus far been issued. It may be stateJ
on authority that the matter of thus financing
the Northern Pacific stock has not yet offi
cially been considered by the Union Pacific
board. There is no doubt, however, that the
matter will be taken up at a very early op
portunity. It is expected that Mr. Morgan
•will secure satisfactory representation in the
Union Pacific board.
Much interest is shown in the report that
the preferred stock of the Northern Pacific
stock is to be retired at par. There seems
substantial ground for the statement that no
aetlon having this in view for next January
has yet been taken. To secure the cash it
would be necessary to issue entirely new se
curities, as the company has at the moment
no more resources available for retiring the
preferred except perhaps something less than
$500,000 3 per cents in the treasury, which are
now not reserved for any specific purpose,
and except also a guarantee fund of $3,000,000
cash for the preferred dividends, which be
comes on Jan. 1 next available for any pur
pose the Northern Pacific directors may elect.
No mortgage may be issued, however, which
will have preference over the present 3 per
cents, but there Is no reason why additional
common stock should not be issued, provid
ing, of course, that it receives the assent of
the present proportion of present stockhold
ers, both preferred and common.
ROLLER AND DAVIS
Sentence Panned on Two More of St.
Cloud's Jail Breakers.
Special to The Journal.
St. Cloud, Minn., May 17. —John Peter
Roller- and George H. Davis, implicated
in the recent jail delivery, pleaded guilty
to assault in the second degree and Judge
Scarle gave .each five hears at Still
water. Roller gets a straight ' sentence,
and Davis one on the reformatory plan.
Edward Folsom was indicted for criminal
- • The barn of Henry Scharenbroich was
burned this morning and two horses were
incinerated. The loss is $1,000; no In
Henry Stein assaulted Senator Batz at
Holding yesterday, with a stone: while in
toxicated. Citizens attempted to arrest
him. but a party of twenty friends res
cued him from his captors. Stein will
probably be arrested • for assault with a
dangerous weapon. •
' Marcus Seittig. a farmer of Holding, was
bound over to the grand' jury for assault
in the second degree, He had'beaten his
wife. ; -'■;■• ■->T; -',
LIKE FISH OUT OP WATER
A Fish Story That Is Hard to Believe.
READY FOR STRIKE
Executive Board of the Machinists
Setting lp Shop.
Washington, May 17.—Tha executive board
of the National Association of Machinists as
sembled here this afternoon to be prepared
for any emergency In connection with the
threatened general strike, and also to prepare
the report to the biennial convention at To
ronto on June 3. The board consists of repre
sentatives from Boston, New York, Chicago,
Toronto and Sioux City. They will act in
both advisory and judielaT capacities during
the threatened strike, and will be in readiness
to send out to different cities where executive
officers may be needed to manage the local
President O'Connell of the machinists' assor
ciation says he has hear 4 officially that the
Chicago local manufacturers* association, rep
resenting 25 per cent of the Chicago manu
facturers, Is proposing to arbitrate the ques
tion with Its men, the decision of the arbitra
tion board, to bear date of May 20, the date
the strik* order takes effect. A similar move
ment is being made in Cleveland. Mr. O'Con
nell says this action will be satisfactory to
the association, although It 1a desired to avoid
any prolongation of the trouble.
He denies that the Cleveland machinists are
proposing to secede. Mr. O'Connell said there
is no possibility of averting the general
From the statements of the executive
hoard it develops that th<3 most trouble
is expected at Cincinnati, &an Francisco
&nd the North Pacific coast cities. J. J.
Connaily, the Boston representative i-n
the board, saya there will be very little
trouble in Xew England. Hugh Dcran
of Chicago says there will be not over 500
on strike there. He added:
We have just adjusted the # trouble there
with the Illinois Central, and a uniform rate
of 25 cents an hour will be made throughout
the system for machinists and an increase of
5 per cent in wages of all other shop em
J. P. Colon, the Sioux City member of
the board, says the Union Iron Works
and the Fulton Iron Works in San Fran
cisco will doubtless resist the demands.
Dr. Murray of Butte Chosen Presi
dent at the Annual Meeting-.
Special to The Journal.
Great Falls, Mint., May 17.—The annual
meeting ol the Montana State Medical asso
ciation closed last night with the election
of the following officers: President, T. J.
Murray, Butte; first vice president, T. J. Mc-
Ke-nzie, Anaconda; second vice president,
Louis Bernheim, Butte; secretary, B. C.
Brooke, Helena; corresponding secretary and
historian, J. F. Sjellban, Anaconda; treasurer,
George H. Barbour, Helena. The next meet
ing will be held in Butte. The association
passed resolutions for the enforcement of
the new meat and milk inspection law in
cities of 6,000 or over and indorsed the ac
tion of the state's medical examiners regard
less of adverse criticism.
ATTACKED \f^ HIS CASTLE
Montana Firmer Assaulted anil
Robbed of fl'OO.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont.. May IT.—Phillip Gieger, a
farmer living at Bear Creek, Flatbead coun
ty, and his hired man were held up by two
highwaymen night before last and robbed of
$200. The robbers knocked for admission to
Geiger's houae and as the door was opened
commenced shooting at Geigpr, but missed
him. They said they wanted what money
there ewas in the house. This was given
them and they left. No arrests have been
IN AN ICE CREAM FREEZER
Two-Year-Old Chitd Drowned at
Sp'?fi;il to Thfi Journa*!.
Xew Paynesvllle, Minn., May 17.—The 2
year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Robin
son was drowned last evening by fallin? into
an ice cream freezer filled with water.
Bride of 13 Asks for a Divorce
Special to The Journal.
Baraboo, VVis., May 17.—Eva McDonald of Columbia county, aged 13 years, has
brought suit for divorce from her husband, William McDonald, aged 45 years. She
says he obtained a marriage license, asserting she was 17, and that her father gave
his consent for $10. McDoi aid locked her up in a log cabin while he went after the
Hundreds of Filipinos Surrender
Manila, May 1". —5:35 p. m.—General Mascardo, with 328 men, baa surrendered
to Captain Joseph P. O'Neill of the Twenty-fifth infantry at San Anatonia, Zam
Having Squeezed Corn Lemon
to a Finish He Throws
the Rind Away.
Chicago, May 17.—1t was reported on
the board of trade to-day that the Phillips'
May corn corner had been practically
wound up. On top of recent heavy sales
for current month delivery he sold 1,000,
--000 bushels to-day and the price dropped
fcom 54c, at which the market closed yes
terday, to 50c. Phillips refused to say
positively that he was out of -his main
deal, although he did say: "It looks as
though it was all off." Brokers in close
touch with Phillips say they think he has
practically sold out all of his corn.
CROKER'S HARROW WINS
Takes 1,000 Sovereign Handicap at
the tiatnick Sprints Meeting.
London, May 17.—At the Gatwick spring
meeting to-day the Alexandra handicap of
I.OUO sovereigns was won by Richard Croker's
Harrow with Lester Reiff in the saddle, C.
D. Marnes' Veritas, ridden by Rigby, came
in second. Eighteen horses ran: R. Loril
lard's AH 11., "Danny" Maher having the
mount, won the Worth stakes. The Fledgling
colt, with Johnnie Reiff up, was second, and
Microphone, owned by T. Cannon, finished
Miss Graham Is Champion.
London, May 17.—Miss M. A. Graham of the
Herylake club defeated Miss Adair in the
final round of the women's championship golf
games at Aberdover, Wales, to-day, by three
up and two to play. She thus becomes cham
pion. Miss Graham's driving and putting
THE VICKSBURG COMMISSION
Governor Van Sant Samei Three of
Governor Van Sant to-day appointed
three of the four membcrß of the state
commissicn to locate the position of the
Minnesota regiments in the siege of
Vicksburg as follows: General C. C.
Andrews and General John B. Sanborn,
St. Paul, and General L. F. Hubbard, Red
Wing. The fourth member to represent
the Minnesota battery engaged in that
memorable siege will be named to-mor
row. The commission is to investigate
and transmit Its report to the next legis
Delegate* From Four States in Ses
sion at Helena.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., May 17.—The district con
vention of the Order of Royal Highlanders
commenced her to-day with delegates from
the ninth district, which includes Montana,
Washington. Idaho and Wyoming, present.
This fs the first convention of the district and
among its duties will be the election of dele
gate to the national convention of the order,
which meets in Lincoln, Neb., in June. E.
J. Glass, illustrious protector of Mcßae
castleof Helena, la presiding over the con
NOW WE FEEL BETTER.
Madrid, May 17.—King Alfonso, yesterday,
for the first time, took a prominent part in
the grand maneuvers of the Madrid garrison.
He appeared on horseback, surrounded by
General Weyler, the minister of war, General
Molto, the captain general of Madrid", all the
marshals resident at the capital, and a nu
merous and brilliant suite. All the eiite of
society and thousands of other inhabitants
of Madrid attended the camp to witness -the
brilliant military display. Both the troops
and spectators gave the king an enthusiastic
20 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
MRS. MCKINLEY'S LIFE
STILL IN THE BALANCE
She Improves During the Night, However, and
the Morning Finds Her in More
The President, Whose Wife Recognizes Him at
Intervals, Is Touched by the Universal
Expressions of Sympathy.
San Francisco, May 17.-8:30 a. m.—Dr. Hirschfelder, on© of the consulting phy
sicians, arrived at tile Scott residence at 8 o'clock and is now with Mrs. McKinley.
Henry T. Scott has just left his house and in conversation with the Associated Press
Mrs. McKinley passed a fairly good night and awoke early this morn
ing. She asked for a sup of coffee and seemed to be bright and comfort
able. It is my personal opinion that her condition shows marked improve
ment over yesterday.
8:45 a. m.—Mrs. McKinley has had a good night and her condition is so much
improved that her physicians will not have another consultation until 8 p. m.
There is absolutely no truth in the widely circulated report of the death ot
Mrs. McKinley this morning.
San Francisco, May 17.—The life of |
Mrs. McKinley is still in the balance.
Early to-day the attending physicians
could give no more assuring information
than to state that her condition was un
changed. There had been some improve
ment during, the hours before midnight,
and the anxious watchers were filled with
hope, though fearful of a relapse. The
patient's vitality is at its lowest ebb dur
ing the early morning, and not until the
critical time is past can the physicians
offer any words of cheer. Should there
be no sinking spell to-day and the slight
gain of strength noted last night be
maintained, it is possible that there may
be a gradual return to health. How
ever, the doctors will not express any
thing stronger than a hope that Mrs. Mc-
Kinley will recover sufficiently to admit
of her removal to her home, though they
do not declare this with confidence.
Conscions at Intervals.
At intervals, Mrs. McKlnley has been
conscious and has recognized her hus
band, who has remained almost constant
ly at her side. He is bowed with sorrow,
and his careworn expression is noticeable
to all who see him during his brief walks
in Lafayette park, opposite his temporary
home. He has expressed himself as deep
ly touched by the sympathy extended to
him. From every quarter of the civilized
world cablegrams have poured in, each
message breathing earnest prayers that
the wife of the chief executive may be
The president has personally requested
each member of his cabinet to keep all
engagements and not to permit the illness
of his wife to mar the pleasures of their
trip. They have been loath to do this,
however, as all share in the general sor
row. Secretary Hay, worn out with work
and worry, remained in his apartments all
day yesterday, but expects to Join the
other cabinet members in reviewing the
school children of the city on Van Ness
avenue to-day. This was one of the fea
tures of the week's program which was
anticipated with pleasure by President
McKinley, and at his request it will be
carried out, though without his presence.
According to present plans, the launch
ing of the battleship Ohio will take place,
but the president and members of the
cabinet will not be there. There will be
no banquet by the citizens Saturday night,
and all receptions and trips that have
been in -contemplation have been aban
doned. The only public appearance of
the president in San Francisco excepting
in the neighborhood of the Scott resi
dence, where he is sojourning, will be
when be takes a carriage to his waiting
train on hia way back to the east.
He said yesterday that only a sense of
duty had caused him to cancel his many
engagements. He had desired to visit
the northwest, and expected to greatly
enjoy his trip through the Yellowstone
The gift prepared by the employes of
the Union Iron Works for the president,
who was to have addressed them to-mor
row, will be sent to Washington. The
Knights Templars will also send to Wash
ington the beautiful silken flag with gold
mounted staff which they intended to pre
sent to the president in this city.
At a special service held at the Bush
street synagogue. Rabbi Isidore Myers
recited in Hebrew an impressive prayer
for the recovery of Mrs. McKinley.
The Daily Chinese World (printed In
Chinese and English) in its latest issue
contains the following:
It is our custom that each householder
erect 'within the living-room of his residence,
however humble though . the home may be,
a shrine before which he may worship after
his own faith. And we request that, this
night the elder of each and every Chinese
family pray fervently ' and ■ tenderly.- to the
Creator .to ■ spare and restore to \ health ■ the
wife of this great man; the heart of : his
heart, for whom .he : has shown ■ a devotion
which must excite the admiration of every
true hearted man, be he Christian ; or - Pa
gan. We may differ materially in ■ our re
ligious faiths, and. because of ■ thousands of
years of training it Is sometimes difficult
for us to agree on certain ceremonial laws,
still our love for those : whom . we have
taken .to our hearts is identical, and the
same tender love for wife and family is
common to all mankind.'Our sympathy for
the' president Is as sincere and as'intense
as it could be were' it expressed by his own
people. I. '
-The news from the bedside of Mrs. Mc-
Kinley this morning is more hopeful. At
8:45 a. m. Secretary Cortelyou gave. out
the first official bulletin of the day that
Mrs. MdKinley. had passed a .restful night
and appeared very much improved. This
■was the first official . news that had been
given out since 9 p. m. last night, and it
came as a relief,- not only. to those within
the Scott residence, ■ but : also to j the band
of watchers that had - kept vigil; through
out the long hours of the night. After the
last >bulletin of • the ; night had been given
out and : Dr. Hirschafelder, , the consulting
physician, had left for the night", announc
ing that :he would ; not ! return - until ;• morn-
Ing, the : lights were , extinguished;; except
in 5 the sick ". room,: where;. a ■ shaded lamp
burned ' low . and where\ only ,a. nurse was
in attendance upon the patient.
' The > night was. extremely disagreeable.
Fog came in from the ocean I. in great
clouds that settled over the hills and soon
developed 1It;" to a/• penetrating mist i that
saturated everything 4 with \t water. ;• Not
a' 7 single light was shown in J any i part of
the house, ~. except 'a>- faint J glow in '% the
sick 'room and la the telegraph i room;
i where a corps of telegraphers and ste
nographers were kept busy until the early
hours of the morning receiving and trans
mitting official telegrams over a direct
wire to Washington.
With the first indication of daylight the
heaTy fog began to dissipate and the day
broke clear and bright. The president
arose at 5 o'clock and raised the window
blinds facing the east, allowing the sun
to stream in.
In response to a query as to the pa
tient's condition Mr. Scott said:
I feel greatly gratified and relieved at Mrs.
McKinley's condition this morning. She baa
passed a restful night and this morning, upon,
being served with coffee, remarked that the
cup in which i£ waa served was not as large
as she had been accustomed to. In view of
these facts, I consider her greatly improved,
and feel that she will continue to improve
from now on.
When asked as to whether the entire
party woWd remain in San Francisco un- •
til the president was ready to return to
Washington he replied that that was his
understanding and that this contingency
largely depended upon Mrs. McKinley's
improvement. As soon as she was able to
travel the president would take her direct
Shortly after Mr. Scott had left the
house Dr. Hirschfelder drove up and was
shown Into the sick room. A few minutes
later Secretary Cortelyou sent for the
waiting reporters and read to them the
official bulletin herein quoted.
There was a decided sense of relief to
all. The serious aspect of the case during
the early hours of last night prepared the
public for news of the worst character,
but the quiet night passed by the pa
tient, the short consultation of the phy
sicians this morning and the prompt and
favorable bulletin resulting therefrom all
tended to substantiate the statement made
by Mr. Scott and later by Secretary Cor
The president did not leave the houa*
during the morning, but it was said ha
hoped to take a drive about noon.' Ha
was considerably annoyed yesterday by
the presence of persons with kodaks at
every turn he made and it is thought this
annoying feature has deterred him from
walking in the Immediate vicinity of the
house to-day. The president Is greatly
encouraged over Mrs. McKinley's im
10:45 a. m.—Secretary Cortelyou left the
Scott mansion in company with Secretary-
Hitchcock this morning for the first air
ing he has had for several days. Mr. Cor
telyou stated that there had been no
change in Mrs. McKinley's condition since
the bulletin issued at 5:45 a. m. She was
holding her own and the prospects were
very favorable for continued improvement.
At noon President McKinley will go for
a short drive.
When Postmaster General Smith called
on the president this morning he found
the countenance of the chief executive
exceedingly Jubilant. The president glee
fully described the change in Mrs. Mc-
Kinlpy's condition as a transformation.
There was only a slight tendency to the
relapse that had been so dreaded In the
early hour of the morning. She passed
safely through that crisis and awoke
bright and cheerful. She asked to be al
lowed to wash her hands and asked for
The president said that if she can hold
her own for twenty-four hour* that the
crisis will be passed. The doctors ex
pressed themselves as astonished at her
remarkable show of vitality.
M. H. De Young called on the presi
dent this morning. Mr. McKinley was
most cheerful and stated to Mr. De Young
that If Mrs. McKinley continued to im
prove he will attend the launching to
President McKinley, 'accompanied by
Henry T. Scott and Chief of Police Sulli
van, left the Scott residence at 12:10
o'clock for a short drive. President Mc-
Kinley's face has lost much of the wor
ried look it bore yesterday and this is
taken as a certain indication that he has
tf.ken hope from the favorable reports
from the sick room to-day.
It was decided to forego the review of
tho school children which was to have
taken place to-day. President McKinley
looked forward to this review with plees
>rablc anticipation Dvt he was persuaded
to ask tbat the program for to-day be
called off. as he hardly felt that he could
leave Mrs. McKinley for any length of
THROUGH DAY AND NIGHT
Patient Watehingr Finally Rewarded
by a Gleam of Hope.
San Francisco, Cal., May 17. —During the
long, weary watches of the night, the
president did not leave Mrs. McKinley a
bedside. Shortly before midnight, when
Drs. Hirschfelder and Gibbons departed
and Dr. Rlxey lay down for a little rest,
there was hope that her life would bo
All day the president has watched tho
doctor's faces and scanned the demeanor
of the nurses for a sign of encourage
ment, and they had urged him not to
Mrs. McKinley had appreciably rallied
during the early hours of the night, and
at 10 o'clock was so much better that
the president had gone in next door to
show himself for a few minutes at a
little reception which was being held
The president cculd not be persuaded
to leave the sickroom and he remained
there constantly with the doctors and
nurses, seemingly incapable of fatigue.
The room in which Mrs. McKinley lie*
is a sunny chamber at the southeast cor
ner of the residence, but the" flood of
sunshine was excluded lest the bright
light might disturb the patient. Gath
ered in the adjoining room were the ladies
of the cabinet. Miss Barber, Mrs. Mc-
Kinley's niece, had remained at the Scott
residence all night and Mr. and Mrs.
Morse, nephew and niece respectively o!
Mrs. McKinley, were summoned earls
this morning. Below stairs the memiberi
oX the cabinet. Postmaster General Sadta,