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ftPO Others Badly Damaged
Japan's Fleet Unhurt.
A I- -..i hattlrdlip was sunk and a bat
flefhip and cruiser were badly damaged by
Adniir-l Togo's warships on Thursday. The
njnriea to Am Japanese fleet were reported
Xbe Japanese occupied Kai-Ping on June
£f. according to the correspondent of the
la l .-( bbtt" at the Russian headquar
ter? in Ik* jieid. The statement must be ac-
DCpted witii reserve, because Russian official
r q»or!s said that General Olm's army was
asjsii fonr mUca north of Siung-Yo-Chcn^ on
tlict day. resuming its march on June 23.
Boson at Lino- Yang of a junction of' the
armies of Generals Oku and Kuroki end an
attack on the Russian position were not borne
out by dispntries received et the War Office
fjn St Petersburg. These indicated that
Kuroki had checked his advance to await the
approach of the columns from the south.
Another attack on Port Arthur by the Jap
anese land forces began on Thursday even
lag end continued for six hours. The firing
tra? heavy. The Japanese repeated their pre
vious tactics of sending small warships to
draw die fire of the forts on the coast.
Russians Suffer in Naval Bottle Off
Port Arthur.
Tokta. Jur.c 2."i.— Admiral Togo reports an en
gagement Port Arthur on Thursday, In which
f, battleship of the ■ Bviet type was sunk and
a, battleship of the stopol type and a first
class cruiser of the Diana type were damaged.
Th" Jar 1 "-*"?" -- t uraa practically undamaged.
Kai-Ping lie ported Taken —A Great
Battle Scar.
Derlm. Jus* 25.— Colonel c;ncdke. the corre
■pondent of t'.i^ ••T.ißei.iatf in the Far East,
te>gr*PhUig from th^ Russian headquarters,
ea>= that en June 22 th* Japanese occupied Kal-
Pine. anl '.hat p. decisive battle of the united
armies ' Generals Oku and Kuroki with ihe
Russian main ar:ny is t-xrect^d shortly.
SHIPS cor advance.
Squadron Accompanies Oku'* Army
- ■Skirmishes.
.=•. Frt*rs2 org. June -'1 —The general staff has
rerHred the following telegram from itenant
Genera! Bakharoff, under date "f June 2.'5:
A 1 Dichtfsi] on Jur;« 22 the Japanese yan
k ."i occupied a lin^ four miles north of
?h*n (81ung-Yo-Cheng). which extended
or . • «< -r ■.■<•:■ tn tbe mountains tJirouch the
\j;i^«-.^\ j ;i^«-.^ f Bteng-e^aitses, Tasg-TUn. l>i'.»ia-
Ti::.j.. Tong-Tsan-TsUUWSX. and \Vang-'i*siao-
Bkang. They established a beUocrapti nation
on the heights of Utsia-Tung. A cordon of in
lantry with iuii Hirers covered their left flank.
A lapuMse patrol endeavored unguccesafully
t" penetrate <>ur outposts. The night pasted
< I.i tbe :.".'>r!iirg of June 23 the Japanese ie
eu.n-i the advance, their front extending from
Tavaja ;.. the . •:'..'■ war
etiii -- wet t* sees «-ff shore.
our \.mguard:i on Jui ,~ -1. and -- checked
th* enemy along the roads from Hu Vt-:i to
Ral-Cbeng. Lieutenant EnjrherU and three
OonrVs wer« wounded.
rue lapaaea* on Jun<- _•_' had not moved out
cf the Oil'. p-n Psssl
Then is no p^rti'-ular change i:i the situa
tion oa the Peng-Wang-Cheng side, ith the
eKeeption that ihe enemy has be^.-i - ■ gTn«m d
fr.d js l.iiidi:iK fortifl-MtioiiK near the Kaipa
P.l^.-. tcelve n;il".s ta ■ .•> southwest, and hi also
""*VrTif; loads fro:n PenfJ-Wamg-Oieng In tin
tire lion of Beiut-Chang.
T:;^ Japuiieae have retired beyond -Ai-Yanp
nea-Man. on the Baansja-Uaaates road.
h) a :-k lish on June 21 Lieutenant Anltch
ko'T it. ] two Cossj-.cfcs were wounded.
The •.r.forrr.atloii receive.l by the War OftVe
rtoe-s thst General Koropmtkta has no Intentkm
of Berioun'.r isjtsastlaag the Japane?p advan. c o:i
K«!-Pteg, arhfell would «k*i to curry with it
tho iecis-ior. to abandon practically the entire
peninsula to the enemy, an.l to withdraw ;ho
P.u«*:ari troops from Hew-Chwaog. Th» !:s
«lan r-at posts are eight miles north of Blung-
To-C erg-, and are gradually faUtng back along
the !!n« of the r&Slroai. It is ttkssy that the
lapai ccc will reach Kai-IMnR in a couple cf
Gcr»-ral Kuroki's three columns se«ni to have
suspended their advar.ee, pending General Oku's
anivil at Kai-Plng. They are eccttpylng tbe
tli:«,^ roads Jfa/i!:.ff from Blu-Ten to Kal-Plng,
Taji.j-c.'hiao and Hal-Cheng. The exact post
ttoti of the Japanese oa the Taahl-Chlao road Is
no; known, hut one coiumn is at Vandi-apu'iza.
iony milts from Hai-''henfr, and another is at
r **r-tnHn. twenty-five miles from Kai-1 r.
M-.iitary critics approve General ITurepaUdn'S
ision not to fight at Kai-Ping, which, thay
POtr.t out, is a particularly unfavorable position,
acposed to a ttank from Kurokl on one tide an I
to :i possible landing near Kew-Chwang or: ibe
T".:e Isnsrwsr forces engaged In this roove
aier.t are estimated at 15O.(K»0 men. and an
eaormoos number of guns, apparently two di
vision? have left Port Arthur. This may ac- ;
count for the practical swspennlnn of the stage
«pe: ations. but tbe delay may also be due to
t^e reported loss of the files*- train on board
Japani-se transports.
Although much interest Is manlf^st'-d in tne
hreign reports of the low of Umm gansj. and
*a the reports from the name sources of in<»
«ro»-r;ing of Commander in Qhief Oyarna and
his «t £ r. fje Admiralty has n •eausUiuatloa og
Ibesa rossjars.
Attach Renewed from Land Side
A Naval Demonstration.
Chicago. June 24.- A itsgtrsi to TaW Ta'.'.y
X**«"K **«" from Che-Koo ray*:
A; ; other demonstration took pi?***- off Fort
Arthur yesterday. Flrlnt- began from the forts
about 10 a. ra. and continued till 1 p. m. 1b •
Programme was about the san.- as en the pre
vious day. The destroyers and ■"■•■" DOM*
!>««-i.ifc4 the KM--, tactic*, oiid an - ;<xlll . l ;- 1
cruietr lay oflT the islands until the firii,? ha
r **.mtt!, r .h»a :i yroo«*4sd eastward at fun
At *:30 -ho ««nr* evenl«sr firing began heavily
sasssj the Muff, with muchjt--' Ivity °- '.he Jsearcii-
CtutliiUed tv third d»»o.
Tn-Say, partly clmidy, probnMr •how«rr«. «nd -.:■•••.
Tv-morrow, (howoraj cooler; fresh southwest wind*.
Of California. Secretary of Commerce and l<at>or.
Have 'About Half of Money Taken
in Kingston Hold-Up.
Ir.T TELEGRAPH TO Tim nisrxs.]
Kingston. N. V., Jun-s 'J4.-Tv.o of the bandits
who robbed the paymaster of tho Hudson River
Bluestone Com] near this city yesterday
morning of $2,766 were captured this afternoon,
at Ifarblttown, sewn miles from Kingston, at'ier
a chase of nearly thirty-Fix hours. They were
tak«.n by Under .Sheriff Grove Webster and
Isaac Carman, the Jailer. They proved to be
Italians, as supposed. They were brought to
| jail here this evening, and about $1,325 In i aab
] was found in their pockets. Each had about
| half the amount, showing that the spoils had
! been divided equally among the gang of four.
! The burlap bags which were used for masks
were also tali n from them at the .sheriff's oftic?.
On arriving there Orson C. Longyear, the pay
master, one of the victims of the hold-up, was
sent for. He Identified the robbers promptly
and said to one: "Why, you are No. '•'<<>. to
whom i gave permission to visit your friends in
New-York last week." To this the ruffian as
sented. His companion was also Identified by
his number. Both attempted i-> give their
names to Sheriff Webster, but as no Interpreter
was present they could not be understood.
The other two tneml era of the gang are b<Mng
closely cornered, and their arrests are expected
soon. One of these, who Is believed to be the
leader, Is a tall, brawny man. He has been
shot in th*> back by the pursuing officers who
are now chasing them through the forest, and
they were not many mil i from this city when
lust" heard from. The pursuit of the bandits
was s<> prompt and effective that they had no
time either to escape or even spend any .-if the
money. Tho prisoners now in Jail seem half
starved and utterly exhausted. There Is much
excitement la the city over me affair to-night,
and Wn'.l-et. in front of th*- courthouse nd Jail
Is crowded with people who are waiting t>» see
the "'.h- t two n M louant kn.
(rives Facts in Regard to Sullivan
A fair.
New-Haven. Conn ..! • • L— Percy It. Todd, first
vjn--prefildcnt of tho New-Tork, New-Haven and
Hartford Railroad, to-night gave out the following
statement :
Bo many statements bave been made in the publio
prc-s ns to an attempt to wreck the special train
whi-h .•arr--l the Connecticut and Rh""!« Island
delegations to the Republican National Convention
at Chicago and bo many reference* bave been
made la the presa to the official <i«-ni«ln <•■: the
taruf that the following statement offset la made:
President Mellen i •■ - boi .-it any Ome received a
letter dema.n.;ii.ir s : ; "••», or any otber huh:, to pre
vent f. train wreck, since the letter oi last fall
fr..:n \«w-York containing ~ threat to dynamite a
treir, Went l&elien received no letter from
Sullivan or :-.:;y one else on the subject of train
wrecking prior to his leaving for Chicago last Sa'
Shortly after Mr. Mellen'a <sep»rfir«> a letter Sd
rt r( ,c.,^ him was brought to me. This letter w;m
written from WTilkesbarre. Perm. It contained ab
solutely no threats against Mr. Mellen; It contained
no r»ferrn-« to or threats against the special train
to the Chicago conveatloa. It contained no refer
enee whatever to any future attempts at train
wrecking, but referred entirety to several attempts
Xt train wrecking which havo been made since
March 1. and offered to give information regarding
these pant irsnanrtinns
This letter Mr Mfllen did not *■«"". and has r.o
knowledge yet, and, as stated before. It contained
do threats as to future criminal attempts, but was
Firnply an offer to give Information as to things
• hut had occurred In the past. The story in re
card to a y ai-emjit belns ma ie a*sit!St the safety
of the special train carrying thi delegates to
Chicago,- was purely Imaginary.
All statements purporting to bave bf<»n made by
me and appearing hi the pr«^, are utterly without
foundation beyond 'he statement ir.ad> by me on
Monday last that Mr. Mellen had not received any
such letter, and the further statement that in no
wav had the special train to Chicago been threat
ened Alleged Interviews have appeared with me
it? Tuesday's and Wednesday's napes*, whereas I
was not in New-Haven from & o'clock Tuesday
morning until noon on Thursday, and have seen
no representatives of the press either In >,*•■«-•
Haven ur elsewhere, - 11 connection, with this or any
other matter.
Police of Chicopee, Mass., Say Sullivan Has
National Reputation.
Hit TBXamJitU T ■■' THE Tlitßf.NK.l
Cbieopee, Mass., June Police here say that
the man under arrest In New- as M. J. Sulli
van, charged with attempting to wreck ■ train at
North Haven, Coon., on May M, Is J. K. Stoddard. of
this city, a man •with n national reputation as a
forger and swindler.
Sto'ldard Is fifty-one years Old, and was born and
educated here, wherft his f.-.mily Is well connected.
Hl* Star exploit. It is alleged, was swindling Gen
tral Benjamin F. Qutler out of J4.000. He has
■erved at least .six terms in prison, the police say,
and hy meant of a forged petition secured a par
ilon from Governor Buchanan while serving a six
year's sentence in Tennessee. He men resumed Bis
forgeries, :t la charged, and secured the signature
of Miss Winnie Davis. Soon afterward General
Beautegard and other Southerners received letters
with her signature asking their help, as the Davis
randly tit.s In Rr<*;it net d.
That for New-Hampshire Goes 10 New- York
Dartmouth Graduate.
Concord. N. 11.. June 24.— trustees lor New-
Hampshire of t! '-' - Oacil odes scholarships met
In tiiis city to-day and named at the first repro
rent:;'.iv» of this State Julius Arthur Elrown, of
New-York <";ty, a graduate .if Dartmouth, and a
yr- Ji-«rand*oii o' President Brown of that college.
Governor Vardaman of Mississippi Willing
to Disfranchise Negroes.
Iky isji msirn ti> not ratßtntß.l
New-Orleans, June 21.— Governor Vardaman of
MlsF!F*ippi announced here to-day that he was
wUhng to have the Fifteenth Amendment repealed
atul cut down Southern representation.
Eighteen trains a day between New-York and
Buffalo via. the six-tratk New- York Central— Advt,
Of Maßnachuaetts, Attorney General.
Feared Coroner Has Blood Poison
ing from Work on Bodies.
Coroner C/Gornian may have blood poisoning
j as a result of hi» untiring: efforts at North
i Brother Island In searching and earing for the
dead from the Slooum dlnaster. While working
on Sunday over the corpse of a woman, the
coroner received a pin prick on the second, finger
of the right band In unclasping a breastpin. Th*
coroner was working with rubber gloves, hut th*
pin went through the rubber. The prick, •via*
painful at the time, and Coroner o'lJorman had
the finger treated on the island.
Yesterday morning the finger began to pain
him again. He did not pay much attention to
it until late In the day, when the pain became
almost unbearable. He summoned Dr. Hegte
. t«>n. of the hospital staff on North Brother
Island, and the linger was again treated. Dr.
: Hegieson said he thought blood poisoning had
: set in. Blood poisoning from a corpse that Is
decomposing rapidly Is exceedingly dangerous,
• and Coroner O'Gormen lei the Island to eon-
I Fult other physicians. There was an anxious
: look on his Face when be boarded the ferryboat
for '1 ha Bronx short .
While Dr. Hebelson was treating Coroner
■ O'Gorman'a finger the coroner remarked:
"If this gets any worse I'll have to have that
finder off."
Several physicians on the island examined th«
; linger and all said It "look bad." The flnser
is festered ;*.nd tho ooron-T said he felt shooting
pains in his right arm and right side.
99 — '
Coroner Says He May Hold W. A.
Dick for Grand Jury.
: •.; !'-:p..rr TO TTtr TBIBCn '.
Philadelphia, Jur-j --. After hovering between
. Uf« SSjd ii'-vli -.1: I W 'Ir." . ;r T. .*. K>T.r>
: Hottenstetn. vho bad hen 0 '•■■■ down by V. HU.-i
A. I 'ik. the banker, In !.i"> automobile, died at 6
o'clock tills morning, at his home, In Chestnut HilL
His parents are prostrated, and his mother, who baa
been an Invalid for several years, Is in a serious
condition fr<-m the m."< k. Mr. r>)<k wss so much af
f.-rte.-i by the news that lie refused tO st-o nny
esilefs thin mornlne.
Should the aileßations of friends c.f Hottensteln
that Mr. Dlek was driving his motor at so high a
speed, that be could not avoid I i ittenst< In, he «ui;>
;■!•■•! by evidence at tha tr^'st. to-morrow, the
coroner says he will hold the banker to await tli«s
action <-.f the grand jury.
Close Contest Between Reyes and
Velez for Presidency.
Colon, Juno -News rer.-ive<l here from
Cartagena says that the entire Republic of Co
lombia Is stirred up over the forthcoming Pres
idential election, which will take place on July
4. General Reyes and Dr. Joaquin Velez appear
to control an equal number of votes.
The government is favoring General Reyes
The Govern* i of Bolivar, In the Interest of Gen
eral Iteyee, has Just arrested several promi
nent followers of Dr. Velet
It is feared in many quartan that a revolu
tion will be the outcome of the election.
: Man Did Not Want Family at His Funeral
—Wished Body Cremated.
J. Vaughan Snider, who died at No. >'.; West
One-hundred •".n<:-fourth-£t.. on Sunday, left
j signed memorandum which was filed in the Burro
i gate's Office yesterday. It start* thus
• M/ Pear James: In the event of anything hap*
pening; to ma I want you to accept this as an ex
pression of my final wishes. My bod; Is to he
; cremated. There la to be no religious ceremony
unless the brethren of Continental Lodge No .-.
l K. and A. M . feel disposed to honor me with a brief
j Masonic ceremony. I especially request that no
; member of my family be present If there la no
way to arrange this, then l request that no cere
mony whatever bo held.
Not one of tho wishes was carried out. The body
was burled on Wednesday from the home of his
family, In Brooklyn, and the funeral was attended
I by all the surviving members of the family, and a
I religious ceremony was held at their direction.
Two of Posse Pursuing Assassins with Blood
hounds Shot Dead.
Jackson. Ky., June News has reached here
from Cane Creek that two members of the posse
pursuing the assassins of Mack White yesterday
had been kiu«d In a Bght with the antl-Hargia
faction -this afternoon. Sheriff Callahan and his
followers, accompanied by Captain UtUikfai and
two bloodhounds. ! it here this morning for th<>
nr<-ne of the murder, and the bounds took the trail
:.n,l (rent toward th« Cane Greek settlement. They
! fell Into an ambush there, and one of the men who
was leading the dogs and another, who was riding
with the Sheriff, were shot. Their names were not
given by the messenger by whom Sheriff Callahan
sent for reinforcements. it is said that friends of
the aissas.-in who aiv well known will rciist the
pursuit by the Sheriff and his forces.
Expected in Philadelphia That General Will
Get Nomination.
[.it rsWwajurH to rag tribute.]
I'hi'adelphia. June 14.— Great activity prevails at
the headquarters of the Pennsylvania Stats Prohibi
tion committee in this city In preparing tor the ex
odus of local leaders to the national convention. Most
or the Pennsylvania delegates have been Instructed
to vote for General Nelson A. Miles, who. it la ex
pected here, will be the nominee of the convention.
Of Illinois, Secretary of the Mr
Will Consult President — Headquar
ters Here After August 1.
[BY Tturaun TO TUB TBiauaa.]
Chicago, June "I.— Republican national head
quarters will be opened first in Washington, where
Chairman George Bruce Cortelyou will attend to the
business of the campHlgn until August 1. On July
l the resignation of Mr. Cortclyou as Secretary of
CotnnM res and Labor will no into effect, «nd he
■will takf« up the duties of manager of th» Mm
palgn. Mr. Cortelyou was in ChicaKO to-day, but
he will Mart to-morrow morning for Washington.
A week from to-day he will begin to talk polities,
and will probably begin by announcing th« per
j sonnel of the executive committee which is to help
: him manage the campaign.
It Is true that Mr. Cortstyou told th« members
of the national committee that he would nr>t be a
figurehead as chairman of the commute*, but it
i.-. true also that the announcement was greeted
I with enthusiasm by the old and new members of
the committee. In talking to a friend later. Mr.
! Cortdyon remarked:
There, was nothing offensive in what I said, and
nothing offpnSivfc was understood from it. I dl.l
j only what any seJf-respeetiasj man »nuH b« beond
: to <in under the circumstance*. If l am to have
tlie responsibiUtiea of a trying and dim -nit position
such as the cbalrmansbip, i must have the privilege
| of using my Judgment and doing what I regard as
; wise ai.ii bos:.
Ile.i.ioii-irters Will not be opened at ftltragt or
New-Tork until after August 1. if pre— at pesos
; ore carried out in ti-.- flrct place th» Republicans
i|r>',re •■> wait ■::;:. ihe tocrats have had plenty
of tlma to formulate their campaign and to show
their band. Then the Republicans will show what
they want to do and Just how to do it. While In
Washlagton Curtelyou will consult with I'resider.t
Rooeeveil fretiy. on<l what h Ann- will be the re
' suit cf their collaboration. It Is safe to mv that
Oovernor Odell will naive f]rir^t of the practical
end of the New-. York, eanpalsn.
It In regarued vt certani that Harry s New,
nntlnnnl cininutte^man Prom Indiana, and Be ore
iT.i . Dover wiii b« ii charge of the Chicago head
.: arters, and Ihat Chairman Cortel>i»u will de-
VOte much of h;s time. to the New-York branch.
Daughter Plans Sea Voyage to
Europe for Him.
Inr T-r: ■-.. i. »;m-. to the triimvf .J
Chicago, June -1. Joseph <;. Cannon was
taken to his home, at Danville, last night ill. In
stead of K<'jtig •> st. Louis, as the politicians
desired him to do The Speaker is to go to Gu
rope lf the plans Which bis daughter. Miss Helen
Cannon, haa made for him are carried out. She
Intends to encage passage on the Odrto or on«
of the other large slow boats, and to go for a
brief trip, which will be more for the sea voyage
: than for the foreign travel,
1 Offers in the Financial District—
$10,000 by One Professional.
Now that the Republican National Convention
has completed Its work, stori ■ of election betting
offera hi the financial district are heard.
i The, tickers told yesterday of an offer by or.*
Stock Exchange house to bat I to 1 on
aeveit. This was th* scale that was talked
about <>r» the curb. Later, one of th ■ two profes
sionals who ar* always early in the betting Bold
announced that be had $10.00) to bet on Roosevelt
at 10 to S. On the curb, however, where i* the
"primary market" for election bets, representa
tives of houses which are accustomed to handle
such business, said that they knew of no wagers
i having been laid. offors had been made, but the
! odds were regarded as fictitious.
Plan for Illinois Delegation to Vote
Against Co Tigress in an.
[by TEi.nc.n.vrn to tub nnvn.]
Chicago, .lime M. James 11. Eck"!«. national do 1-
(ate from Illinois to the Democratic convention at
St. Louis, will lead a bolt from Henrst despite the
Instructions at Springfield. Tho Hopkins-Sullivan
Democracy of Chicago, 'lion" T. Cable and others
or i tit* State delegates will follow gladly and eager
ly. This Is expected to develop on a poll of the
Illinois delegation, the vote on which, according
to good Information, win bo: Against Hearst. 59
votes; for Hearst. 28. The chairman of tnc Illinois
delegation will aanounce the rote and add thai
under the unit rule adopted by the State convention
at Springfield the total vote wlli be cast against
Hearst Mr Eckels said to-day: "l was elected
from a district which voted aealn*t Hearst Ir.r.truv I
tiona at the primary. and 1 will carry oui ih«i
wishes o* the Democrats of that district at St.
Six Hundred Reported Killed or Wounded —
Cavalry in Pursuit.
Montevideo, June 24. — The government has
received Information thai a victory over the in
surgents has been won by Colonel Galaria, in
command of the government troops at Cerro
Largo, 206 miles from Montevideo. Th- fight-
Ing continued for a day and a half. Six hun
dred of the insurgents were killed or wounded,
ana the government cavalry pursued the de
feated army. ■
At New-London, June 10 ISM. Excursion tickets,
including Parlor Car sent on the 8:00 A M. troln
(connecting with the Observation Train) from
Grand Central Station, Rolng, and on special train
returning. $7.'». Excursion tickets, good only in
coaches $4.75. (> sale at Room No. 3. Grand
Central' Station, N. T X. 11. * H. R. R.— Advt.
Moody Succeeds Kno.r, and Met calf
Takes Cortehjou'.'i Place.
Washington, Jane 'M — President Roosevelt an
nounced the following Cabinet appolntmfn's to
«'||.l,JA\| II MOODY, of MMHUU-huartt*. Attorney
PAt i. MORTON, of llTinoi*. Si««Tet«r» «f t»n» X»tT.
VUTOU H. MKT< *I.F. of California. Secretary of
(tmmrTrf and I^ilior.
The resignations of Attorney General Knnx
and Secretary Cortelyou have be»»n accepted, to
take effect on July 1, si him their successors' will
assume the duties of then* offices.
The newly appointed Cabinet officers are re
garded as exceptiorally able men. srreassj tn «•
poutive abutty and thoroughly well equipped to.
011 the places far which they have be<»n selected.
As a member of the Cabinet, Secretary Moody
has already demonstrated his usefulness, and his
transfer and retention are generally approved.
The appointment of I'i'.ul Morton and Victor H.
Metealf to be members of th<» Cabinet received
hearty commendation to-day from all the men
constituting the Chief Magistrate's present coun
•'I do not believe the President could have
found a better man," said Secretary Moody.
when be learned of the formal acceptance of his
■1 an mighty plai Morton has asrreed to take
1 It." said Attorney General Knox "He is a splen
did selection for the place. And I am quite as
pleased that the Department of Commerce and
Labor Is to fall into such competent hands."
The congratulations the Cabinet members of
fered the President were almost as warm on hts
wise selection of new advisers as they were on
the report of his magnificent victory at Chicago.
In spite of all stories to th* contrary, there
has never been any indecision on the part of.
the President in considering the two appolnt
me-nts. He never had any Idea of offering the
navy portfolio to Mr. Met calf or the Department
of Commerce and Labor to Mr. Morton. Neither,
It may be said with equal authority, did he re
ceive anything resembll.ip a declination from
the man who Is to become the head of the Navy
Department. He learnod from Mr. Metcalf more
than a week ago that he would accept the place
to b« vacated by Mr. Cortelyou. but did not
care to announce It officially until he could
s;ive th*» news of Mr. Morton's acceptance to
th« public at the same tlm*. The President also
decided to defer the announcement of Mr. Cor
telyou'B successor until the national committee
hud ratified his wtshea by making him the Ken
eral of the campaign force*.
Th.it Mr. Morton will lose nothing by enter
ing President Roosevelt's Cabinet, In spite of
the fact that he will relinquish for the time be
ing a post that is probably more remunerative,
few will doubt It in understood that the* man
agement of the Santa FA Railroad system will
keep the place of second rice-president open for
him until the end of his term in th* Cabinet.
Even should the road undergo a change In man
agetneni In the msaaj time, it Is not at all likely
that the new directors, whoever they may be.
would n|ls9 the opportunity of securing the ser- j
vices f^in ex-Cabinet Minister for their official ]
Attorney Genera] Knox's latter of resignation
was made public this evening;. It follows:
office of the Attorney General.
Washington. D. C. June 23. lf>>4.
Sir: Having been appointed by the Governor
of Pennsylvania a Senator to represent Penn
sylvania in the Congress of the United States
until the ne..\t meeting of the legislature of that
St. ire. and having accrued said appointment, to
tak«* effect July 1. 1904, I hereby tender my
resignation as Attorney General of the United
States, to take effect st the end of the 30th day
of the present month.
I cannot by this act terminate the close and
confidential relation I have sustained to you
during your entire administration without add-
Ing a word of sincere appreciation of your more
than generous and uniform kindness to me, and
a like word of unfeigned respect ami admiration
for the lofty purpose and splendid courage you
have ever manifested, which have inspired and
sustained your Cabinet in their efforts to pro
mote • :■. ■« public welfare by effecting the wise
policies of your administration.
With sreat respect, your obedient servant,
P. C. KX<~>X. Attorney General.
The President.
In his ]<tt<-r accepting the resignation Presi
dent Roosevelt said:
White House. Washington, June 2& 1004.
My Dear Mr. Kuox: I accept your resignation,
not only with keen personal regret, but with a
very real feeling i>f the loss the country thereby
sustains. Permit me to add that I do not think
I could have mads up my mind to acquiesce,
however reluctantly, in your leaving your pres
ent position bad 1 not also realized the services
you could render tan the Senate.
There Is nothing that I can say which will
in any way add to the reputation which you
have won. and no tribute I can ray you will
approach in value that already paid you by the
hearty admiration and respect of your fellow
citizens. let for my own satisfaction I wish
to Lear testimony to the invaluable work that
you nave done. During your whole tlrn« of ser
vice yon have had no real holiday. You have
never really rested from your exhausting labor.
To your high professional qualifications you
have added unflagging zeal and an entire tndlf
feramce to every consideration save the honor
and Interest of the people at large. Many great
and able men have preceded you in the office
you hold, I 'it there is none among them whose
administration has Ii ft so deep a. mark for good
upon the country's development! Under you It
has been literally true that the mightiest and
the bumbled in thp land have alike had it
brought home to them tha* each was sure of
the law's protection while ho did right, and thai
neither .■■ ul«] nope to defy the law if he dM
wrong. In hal you have done you have given
proof not merely of the profound learning of
the jurist, but of the bold initiative and wide
giasp of the statesman. You have deeply ;if
feeti ■! for good the development of our entire po
litical system in Its relations to the irusu:-tri^!
and economic tendencies of the tin: •
Fot all you nave done I thank you most i»nr
nestly, not only on my own behalf, hut on behalf
of the public, whom you have served with such
single minded devotion.
With all good wishes for your future, believe
me. ever faithfully yours
Mo:-.. P. C. Ktiox. Attorney General.
It -I expected thai further changes in the
Cabinet will take place p-^xt wteter. Postmas
ter General Paj will probably retire after tbe
campaign, .\:;d cIU be succeeded bj Mr. Corte".
you. .Mr. I'mii;. will continue as ." member ul
the Cabinet only until the end of t:u- present
administration on March 4. v>. hen he will retire
to take up the t.r:.<Li<«» or' law in Boston. I; is
likely that other chanc?9 will iak^ place, hut
there isi no authority :;t present 00 v. k! h to base
a forccjst of thtm.
The T'-w Attorney General. William Henry Moody,
who goes from oca Cabinet oslce Is unother. \. m
at Nov. l.ury. ?l. >■-•«.. Dfctmber 22. IKZ. !io
was educated .it Phlßtps Aca da/say. AadoWer, nnd
at Harvard, reeetvmaj his degree m ISTG. He en
(i re l on lbs practice ol law In his native State, and
war District Attorney of the Eastern District of
Massachusetts frtn UN to I*?;. Ho went to Con
i,'untiau?il un necond V U K*
Varley ziitk II — Does Xot Blame
Raisuli for Hardship* Suffered.
Tangier. June I.". — leu Penii. nils and Crom
wefl Viirley. who were captured by the bandit
chief Raisuli. arrived here early thi* morning.
Mr. Perdicaris is greatly rattened «!«■> h:9
long rt'l". Me says h>> is s)la«1 to gel hack. H» fs
greatly pleased with the reception given to himh i 'm
by the ton-tinmen, who Basil him ii great num
FsvcVesursi suttVied many hi. Hla Is
the haiuls of Rateuti altaN*agl bm sain be -Joes
not think they were the fault of the bandit
chief, and that h« had every comfort possible
under the circumstances.
Varley appears as cheerful and bright as If
he had lust returned from a ptcnta.
Both PerdlcarJs and Varley are much, thinner,
especially the former, who haa aged considera
PenJlcarls was received at his town hemso by
the authorities, th* admirals of th» fleets and
many personal friends. His. Moorish servants
made a great demonstration of Joy, kissing their
master's hands and clothes.
Much credit In due to the two sherifs of
Wazan. Mulal AM and Mulat Hornet, who hay«
spent much time In their efforts to secure th»
•ucreaai of the negotiations. Mulal Alt remained
at Kaiarult's camp continuously, thus Insurii?:
th* safety of the- lives of th» captives. wTvU*
Mulai Hamet travelled back and forth between
Tangier an«i Benalros.
Mulai Harriet say* he arrlvsd at the eamg •<.'
Zela!. Governor of the Bent M'Para tribe, a*. ;i
o'clock on June 231 but th» eapttrasi 4M ;:ot aw
rive until th? morning of June 24.
Nothing unusual occurred at thai exchange n"
the prisoners, -who started !!r-.r?'y for t;v .•
The delay l-> turning over the captives ■was
apparently merely a mistake as to the date se;.
for their release
Release of Perdicaris Confirmed by
Comul General Gummere.
■Washington. Juno 24. — The State Department
late to-night receive*! a cable dispatch from
Consul General Gunamere. announcing the ar
rival of Perdtcarls ar.d Varley at Tangier.
The department is not yet prepared to say
that It will or will not demand of the Sultan of
Morocco the punishment of Ralsuli. That ques
tion has not been discussed, for the reason that
Secretary Hay haa been devoting; his attention
entirely to securing the release of Perdicaris and
Varley. With their release, however, the Stare
Dpartment officials are Inclined to regard the In
cident as closed so far a3 this government is con
On May IS. at supper time* nfce bandits, under
tho leadership of Ralaull. a weil known freebooter
of Northern Morocco, kidnapped lon Perdicart* an«l
Cromwell A :.y, his stepson, at the summer horn*
Of Mr. PerdScaris. near Tantrier. Raisull then in
formed the Sultan of Morocco that he wanted the
government tieesaj removed from the district In
which he had hidden his captives. Because Mr.
Perdioart* VMS tin American ar.d Mr. Varley an
Englishman, the consuls of ISM Vnlted States and
En»land immediately Informed their resp«otiv<t
governments of the kidnapping-
On May 19 Washington sent orders to Rear Ad
miral Chsahrtßl eSrsctmfj him t) dispatch a ship
of the Boottl Atlantic s^uadrcn to. Tangier, and on
May 31 a Brit torpedo boat sailed from Gibraltar
for Tangier. • »:i May 21 r*presentatlvee of. th* afcil
las startt»il for tlie mountains to Induce th*
bri»;-t::>:.-: tn give u;> Perdicaris and Varley.
Mr. Gtnarcers on .May ■ reported that negotia
tions 'or tin rele:;soi of the captives had proved
ai^.it!-: ■.'.:■ -ti ry. tbouifh tne Sulfan appeared to be
savmstly —vrttng for th>-ir freedom.
The Navy Department ordered Roar Admiral
JetSHl, "n Maj -"it. to go from the Azores with
three rhlpti t>> Tangier. Secretary Hay iUso ajar
tamed the sMafied i!i'm;\m!s of the bandits on th»
Sultan from Mr. tiuramere. These included a ran
som ol rV'i''. t!:> rasv vn] () f the Covemor of Tan
gier mil lbs srtthdraaal of Mi troops from all the
■etghfoertaaj dSatrlcts.
The iirnu<r ,i cruise* Brooklyn and the cruiser
Atlanta tv.i> bad Tu.-.sier oa -May ZO. Admiral
Chttdwick had a conference v;Hh the Sultan's
nprcscr-t.-fiv . sir. Gtmnam sect trord to Wash
mgtoa thai Rabull h.\\ threatened his capthrsa
with death. The Buabooti Ctetlne and the Mariei
!.• reached Taa •.•■. i n :-e fonowins ''.ay. TVanca
assured WaaMagtoa that she would do ali to her
power !■> mene t;ie prisosers; TV.'.; was lii reyly
to a r»i;i: -■.-.'. »:-^i'.<- bj Mr. Hoy.
WasMr-.^t :-. BMTBCd or. Jure 1 t:*.at naia;:'.! iir.J
tooastSSd tfca ra:!?"::> ta $70 Uu>. Hear Attsanral
Jewe'.l. v.it' the Kuropean .| :isron. joined :.:•
other sh!ps at Tangier. brtagtQi tha number o;
I'nlted St?.t?s war vessels there to sev»n.
The Itahu-i CTUJser Dogp.'i arrived: at Tansicr o:»
June 2. A delegation of chiefs of the Augerra tribe
Ipft Tangier to appeal to Raiiuli to release his pr;s
oneiSL The natives were so exeireil over the pres
ence of the warships that fears of, an uprising
wers expressed. .
On June 4 Washington learned from unofficial
'sources in Paris that France looked with, alarm on
th.- presence si so many American warships at Tan
rlor^. am! the arrival of another Italian man-of-war
Increase*] th" excttawni of the natives.
The Spanish battleship* Pelayo and N'uroancia
reached Tangier on June •".. A Moslem feast which It
was feared might result in a massacre of. foreigners
passed without disturbance. The British Minister
at Morocco asked England, to send a war»hia ts)

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