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-■'-• ■ -■>■■' •*«. Pre.zbylarlMis and others)
■would make me pleased to see any good fortua»
attend him or any churchman like him, of any
creed, but that I could not Interfere for Ms pro
motion, or Indeed In any way In ths ecclesiasti
mi affairs of any church.
This was also the position I took In ad pnv&ta
conversations, and the assertion that In any
r-rlv&ta conversation I took an opposite position
trcsii that which I was thus repeatedly express
inrin writing is not only an untruth but an ab
irurd untruth; (or I would, of course, not say
privately to any one the opposite of what 1
(nt repeatedly writing to that same person-
Mr. Storer asserts that he and Mrs. Storer and
various other people, after conversations with
tee, put down memoranda as to what the 7 re
membered I had aa'.d. If such action was taken
it was. of course, simply dishonorable, No one
«C them ever showed me, or would have ven
tured to show me. any such memoranda, and it
Is nonsense to poet to bind me by a memo
randa the existence of which was concealed
from me. The Storers were my guests at the
time when, ns th*> assert, they made these
memoranda of private conversation with me. As
* matter of fact, the statements they allege me
to have made were not made, save In so far as
what they allege me to have said agreed with
What, before and after. 1 wrote to them. In this
connection I call your attention to the following
statement issued from the White House on No
vember 9, IJ»C6. eleven days before the Storer
pamphlet was received by me. or that I had any
knowledge whatever of it:
For many years it has been the Invariable prac
tice never to attempt to Quote a private conversa
tion with the President. It has been found tnst. as
a matter of fact, the man who quotes such a con
versation usually misquote* it. whether consciously
or unconsciously, and eucJi an alleged conversation.
1* undar no circumstances to be held as c «'""? tor
•Jther e«planation or denial by the Presidei.t.
The President is responsible only for what he him-
Mlf cays in publio, for what he writes, or '°r * '^
£f says In authorizes the proper government otn
explldUy authorizes ths) proper govsrnment otn
dals to Pia'e in his behalf.
WROTE WITH GREAT FREEDOM. \
Mrs. Storer wrote me with great freedom; and
sometimes It was difficult to know quite how to
answer her. Both 6he and Mr. Slorer continually j
made attacks upon all sorts of people, especially |
dignitaries of her own Church. At on* time (
the wrote me with great bltterresi against the :
Protestant missionaries who were being sent i
to the Philippines, at the same time requesting !
pie to champion Archbishop Ireland because he
bad been loyal to ihe United States during tho ,
war with Spain, which, sh* asserted, was nut ;
true as to another Catholic archbishop whom j
■he named. While 1 was. always reluctant to j
write in a way thai would hurt the feelings of j
cither of the Storers. on this occasion I thought |
It necessary to write just wha; m> position was. i
■ad, accordingly, repuej as follows:
May 18. lfO«>.
Jjy Dear Mis Store.-: Your letter of the Lta '.as j
fasi"con;e to band: also that of V.-lp 6th. 1 am very, .
Very fond of you. and that Is the reason your let- ■
tare put me in m yuar.diiry. You warn m«3 to do ail I
jdods of things tl:at 1 cannot possibly do, and that ;
I oucht not to do; arid you cay thing* which I «o ,
pot want to contradict, ana yet it makes me feel i
fcyi/ocriiK al if I pfem to acquiesce in them. You .
|BUFt ?• urn mbe- that there are many ou.cr people
trho fee! about their rflifcion just as you leel about I
yours. They can no more understand your turning j
titholle than you can understand Catholics turn- ;
Jng Protestant. Some of the bpft people I have ;
♦rer met w-rt Protestants who had o:i^.;.ai been ;
Catholics. I cannot Mop. and 1 cannot urge th« ;
flopping of. miss-ior.ark'B going onywh«re they :
choose. I emphatically feel. ss 1 have always told ;
*-ou thnt the chance for ■• tterine the Cathol.o j
Inhabitant* of the tropic islands lies by bringing I
them up to the highest standard of American *'a- i
tbollclsm. The worst thing that could happen, j
both for them and the Catholic Church, would l>e >
for tho Catiio'ifc Church to champion the Iniquities '
that hay« undoal boon commuted, not only ;
y . lay but »>y clerical. *hovil<l-b« lradTS, In the
Philippines arid «>lwwher«-. One Incident, which I
*etual!y cannot put on |Jar>or t <-anic to my per
■oi knowledge In connection with b h!sh Cat noli;;
eocl^siuttic in t*uba, which v.h<- of a character co
revolting and brptlal tli.-it It made ona feel that I
the who!* hierarchy In the Island needed drastio ,
f»no\'ation. :
Now, I very earnestly wish that Archbishop Ire- j
t»nd and thoee who are mw! advanced among our {
Catholic priests— like the Paullst Fathers, for j
instance — be given a free hand in these j
islands, and should be advanced 5n every ■■•■>■• !
. . . But you snasi rrrremHer how 'jamT^red j
| am Ir. writing from the fact thit I do rot like to
■es any one admit for a moment the ncht c>f a
foreign potentate to in: erf ere In American public
policy. r ■•■ Instance, y\\ sp^sk of the P"re being
•tarry With Archbishop Ireland for not stcrrinp the
war with Spain. As f»r as I era eorr-err.ea. I |
•SMt]4 resent *<« an Impertinence any European,
whether Pope. Kaiser. <';->r or President, faring to ,
be, angry with any American because at his action ;
cr non-action as regards any ai • lon between ;
America and en outside nation. Nc pretension rt
this kind should be udm'.ftetl for one moment. It ;
any mnn. clerical or lay. bishop, archbishop. priest
Mr civilian, was ln any way guilty of treasonable
practices with Bp?isn during our war, he should be !
shot or hung, and It is Ml outrage on Justice that ;
be should Vie st lsree. Hut I cmnot writs in a way !
that will seem to defend a man for not averting war '■
With Spain, for I cannot recognise for - single •
moment the right of any Buropesr to so mu«-h as ■
thlrV that there is need of defence or escusa in
•uch c casa.
As you know. I always treat Catholic and Protes- '.
tant »xi*rtly alike, as I do Jew or Gentile, os 1 do I
tea man of native American. German, Irish or any j
Ctber kind of parentage. Any discrimination for or i
ftjfslnFt a man because of his creed or nativity
sjfrlkes me as an Infamy. Men Ilka Bishop Keane,
Ilka the late Father Caesdly. like Father Belford,
the parish priest of my own town of Oyster Bay,
end like scores of other priests whom I could name, \
are entitled to receive from me the same measure !
$f affectionate respect and (oval support that I have
gix-en to men like Phillips Brooks, like Mr. Devine j
»r.i*. like so very many other Protestant clergymen
whom I cou'.d name. Moreover, my dear Mrs •
•to'-»r, whatever I could do for you and Bellamy]
Trould be don»; but I simply do not set: how I can
Cojsnythlng in this particular matter.
With great respect, sincerely yours
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
REQUESTS FOR PROMOTION*.
As soon as I became President I began to re-
Celva letters from Mrs. Storer asking for tho
promotion of Mr. Storer, and leiters from both |
Of them complaining that the work In Madrid
Was uncongenial, and complaining also of the i
character «nd standing of various people in the
public service. On September 112, 1£K)1 eight
ays after President McKlnley's death, Mrs I
Ctorer wrote me urging that I should appoint j
Mr. Storer to th* Cabinet, and specifying as a I
desirable nlito* the War Department, of which j
you were the head, the letter running: "Please !
Jive him eltner the Navy or War. ... I p ay '
mat Bellamy, who so richly deserves It, shall I
kave s chance for honorable service at home to
Bis country.**
When I explained that I did not Intend to re
taove any one. or make any change in the Cab
inet at the rime, the wrote me. on October 17
•unrooting: the embassies at London and Paris
»-» nt places for her husband, and stating that
2dr. Choate and General Porter were not proper
person* to be ambassadors. In view of the In
tense Indignation cf Mr and Mrs. Storer at his
being removed from office now, there Is a cer
tain element of the comio In their attempt thus
to get me to remove either you or Mr Choate or
Mr. Porter for tho purpose of giving Mr 6torer
wither a Cabinet position or the embassy In
England «r France. I received many letters of
the central tenor of those mentioned, enumer
suing their hardship* and services and enmities
As Mr. Btorer, In his pamphlet, quotes a let-
Mr of November 24 from me, marked personal.
PB which I told his wife that he should be mads
racial ambassador at th« marriage of the King
#f ■pain, alleging that this was a fresh mark of
I XT approval of his conduct. I may mention that
' ■• »•»««• containing this statement on my part
' (•• in answer to one from Mrs. Storer. In which
ne begged for the appointment of her husband,
m letter running in part as follows: "Pleas*
i }TT m AAItT t °1 to Ma<irl< S as special envoys to
"17^^- il t - wou:<l v^ appropriate and
I rrould love It." It Is hard to find the exact
*or&* in which to criticise Mr. Stored effort
f."
TBOTTD AHB GLAD"
•■"■ ■«*• looked 8a Well Aftes Quitting
Coffee.
An Ohio woman was almost distracted with
•offs* dyspepaia and heart trouble.
Like thousands of others, the drug In coffee—
fcftffeine— was -lowly but steadily undermining
her nervous system and interfering with natural
eugectlon of food.
"For SO years." she writes. "1 have used cof
fa*. Have always been sickly— heart trouble
And dyspepsia with ulcer* In stomach and mouth
«a bad sometimes, I was almost distracted and
could hardly eat a thing for a week.
"I could not sleep for nervousness, and when
I would lie down at night I'd be!ch up coffee
cad my bean would trouble me. At last, when
I would want to drink coffee. It would gag me.
would «am to drink coffee, it would gag me.
2t was like poison to ma. I was thin— only
Weighed 125 pounds, whan I quit coffee and
Wjtan to use Postura.
"Proa th» first day that be'ehln? and burning
m my stomach stopped. Th* Postum went
down so easy and pleasant. 1 could sleep us
fsjundly as any one and. after the first month.
wfc«aw»sr I met any friends they would ask
what was making ma so fleshy and look so
'"Soro6tJme». before I could answer quick
asotjen. cooof tb# children or my husband
yvslil fay, •Why, that Is what Postum is doing
tcr fcer— they *•*• all so proud and glad
•'When I recommend It to any on* i always
*■! them to follow directions !n making Postum.
tl 1 ! 1 T-B 0 ! 1 ? 00 * *° tAn * v weak but *»• wbca
IJJs betted long enough to get the favor end
brown color. ' *!!— « iT * by Postum Co..
.■«• Creek. *£ lc S- Read the little book, "The
i l
Liberal rates of Inters** a!«
lowed on funds held await
ing suitable lnve«tment.
aiir anifll (Company
of Amirira
j 135 Broadway, New YorK
95 Grefham St.. London, U. C
46 Wall St., New York
\ - Capital 2nd Surplus, $12,500,009.
i -
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i to twist the meaning of my granting suoh a re
: quest; couched In such a style.
MESSAGE TO THE POPE.
There remains for me to discuss but on* mat
ter, and that Is Mr. Storer's assertion in his
! pamphlet that, although in .my letters I per-
I sistently refused to ask the Pope to promote
I Archbishop Ireland to be a cardinal. I never
' theless gave him a verbal message commission-
I ing him to make the request, on my behalf, of
| the Pope. Mr. Storer also asserts that Presi
dent McKinley took a similar course, commis
; sioning a gentleman whom he names to ask the
! appointment of Archbishop Ireland, as cardinal.
I "a3 a personal favor to him," the President, and
j as "an honor to the country." This is the direct
j contrary of what President McKinley told me
\ was his attitude in the matter, and Mr. Cor
| telyou, who was then his private secretary,
writes DM as follows:
Office of the Postmaster General,
Washington. December 1, 1906.
Mv Dear Mr. President:
: In the pamphlet, "Letter of Bellamy Storer. to
the President and the Members of His Cabinet. No-
I vember. 1903." are several statements referring to
; the late President McKinley. among them the fol
lowing:
i "President McKinley heartily furthered the efforts
: made by Mr. Roosevelt, myself and others to pro
1 mote the appointment of Archibehop Ireland «as
! Caruinal). and in the spring of 1&9. lie commis
sioned Bishop O'Gormati to say to the Pope that
that appointment would be considered a personal
I favor to him, the President, as well as an honor to
the country. And this the Bishop did. speaking
In the President's name, in a personal audience
with the Pope."
This statement of Mr. Stortr distorts what was
evidently an expression of deep personal respect
lor an Individual Into what is in substance a request
lor his advancement as a member of an ecclesl
lustical organization. The iaie President never
m -de such a request, never "furthered the efforts"
of any one to brin^; about such an appointment,
nor would he permit any official of his administra
tion to do so. He was scrupulously particular In
this regard, and he mule no compromise with his
convictions on the subject.
fcjpeakin* from personal knowledge of President
McKinley^ attitude concerning Archbishop Ire
l:ui>i. I wish to .-ay that he had the highest regard
for the archbishop and believed that, while devoted
to Ills church, he was In full sympathy with
American ideals, and that because of this he was
able to render immeasurable service botli to his
church ami to his country. But If Bishop O'Gor
man made any such representation as that alluded
to by Mr. Kiorer, he did so under an absolute mis
apprehension. I have repeatedly heard President
M'-KinU'Y 6t.ite that In all such matters he could
not divorce himself from bis position as Presi
dent, and that he would not tinder any circum
stances Interfere with or attempt to influence the ;
action of any religious organization here or abroad
looking to the reformer.! of Its members.
In following this course he was true to funda
mental principles of the American government, as
you have been.
What I have said regarding the particular quota
tion above referred (o applies to any other similar
reference to the late President in this pamphlet.
Very sincerely yours.
GEORGE B. CORTELTOTJ.
"STORER'S ASSERTION UNTRUE."
As for Mr. Storer's assertion that I author
ized him to make such a statement as he Bays
lie was authorized to make to the Pope, It is
untrue. I gave him no such authorization. Mr.
Storer proceeds to say that he at once wrote me
a letter giving a full account of his visit to the
Vatican and of the message he personally gave
the Pope. A careful search of the files In my
office- falls to show any such letter from him,
and neither I nor my secretary. Mr. Loeb. who
receives and examines all my correspondence,
have any remembrance of ever receiving such
a letter; and had It been received we could not
fall to remember It. I never received from him
any letter giving any such account of his visit
to the Vatican and his conversation wflh the
Pope as be now says he sent me, and this Is
evident from the letters which he gives as
written by me to him on December 27 and 80.
In which, as you will see, I specifically state
that I did not know whether or not he had even
called at the Vatican, and that he might "merely
have seen some cardinal privately" — a state
ment wholly incompatible with my having re
ceived such a letter as that which he says he
sent. In his answer to this letter he never
traversed or In any way alluded to this state
ment of mine. which he could hardly have failed
to do had he already written me such a letter as
I he now describes.
On December 19 I had written him, anent a
\ verbal request made to me by an ecclesiastical
friend that I should write a letter for Archbishop
Ireland:
1 told him, of course, that I could not Interfere
ln such a matter, as it was none of my business
i who was made Cardinal; that personally I had a
very strong friendship and admiration for the
Archbishop, and that individually it would please
in" greatly to see him made Cardinal. Just as it
pleased me when Dr. Satterlea was made Bishop of
Washington, but that 1 could no more Interfere in
one case than In the other— short, that my feel
ing for tho Archbishop was due to my respect for
Mm as a useful «nd honorable man— such a
feeling as I have/had for Phillips Brooks and for
many other clergymen of various denominations,
but that I could not. as President. In any way try
to help any clergyman of any denomination to high
rank in that denomination.
I cay that I never received such a letter as
that which Mr. Btorer alleges he wrote me. I
j may add that I am by no means certain that he
ever sent me such a letter, my doubts being due
; to the facts I am about to set forth, which show
| that when he now attempts to describe the let
ters he 6ent me. Mr Storer's memory become*
| marvelously treacherous.
On pages 23 to 25 of his pamphlet Mr. Storer
1 writes as follows (having first stated that from
I my letters he gathered that I had resolved to re
i pudiate all authority for hie action and to appear
i ignorant of It):
Shortly after writing this I received another letter
from the President. 1 quote the portions referring
to this matter.
"Let me repeat to yo-j in reference to matters
; affecting tha Catholic Church, events have abso
i lutely (and conclusively) shown that while you are
, bmb&ssador you must keep absolutely clear of any
, deed or word In Rome or elsewhere which would
j seem to differentiate your position from that of
, other ambassador* Th* mere fact that of a (the)
i report In the newspapers about your calling at the
\utican (has) had a very unfoitunsta effect. I
I dare say yob die not call. You may merely have
; seen some cardinal privately, but the unpleasant
talk over th affair emphasises the need of extreme
circumspection while you are In your present poa;.
! tlon.
j ''While I an» President and you ar» ambassador,
I £ eU £ er . of us In hU puollj relations Is to act as
Catholic or Protestant, Jew or Gentile, and we
I have to be careful not merely to do what Is right
I but so to carry ourselves as to show that we ara
doing what is right I shall ask you not to quota
i me to any person In any shape or any way In con
i nection with any affairs of the Catholic Church,
, and yourself not to take action of any kind which
I will give ground for tha belief that you. as an
American Ambassador, are striving to Interfere in
( the affair* of the Church."
This letter, with Its virtual assertion that my
visit to the Vatican was not only unauthorized
i but was so contrary to what could have been ex
; pected. that the President hardly then believed
that it had oocurred. was unintelligible, except on
■ the theory that he had resolved to repudiate all
; authority for my action, and to appear Ignorant of
j it. and was now writing a letter which would be
Serviceable If needed later as evidence to support
that position. In fact, this was the use to which
the letter was afterward actually put by him in
quoting it to persons not Informed of the facts, aa
will appear later. 1 felt that the only thing for
me to do In this situation was to tender my resig
nation at once, and that I Immediately did accom
panying It by a letter to ths President, of which
1 regret to say I can find no copy. To this I re
ceived the following reply!
._. . . *?7? 7 , hlte House. Washington. Jan. ». 1901
i«^ MT Bellamy: 1 have your letter. It In abso
lutely all , r if nL We will treat th « Incident as
i ciob-d Nothing would persuade me to aocept your
; res i-nation old fellow, and I am sure John Hay
. reels as Ido When I see you I shall explain, as
' L* ,** 'k8 to do on Paper- both how full had
! r£ii»r I 5?T2 tflk€n . b V "ay In Investigating the
. matter and the une that was made against me of
voura Uer - l 6hftll QEJ 1 " your no'? Faithful?;
j our THEODOIia ROO3EVEL.T."
i MMtIV thl?^ 6 . *»"!*— I dosed 1 had followed
v i I.] 1 * Pr la * nt « request In seeing Pope Plus
1 t h-Ji "•« l reported to him In detail my Interview;
iL~ iL'vr n, \ *l Ui r V 1° , lllm thal ' h»J none notb'
y ?- B a Vtl^r „. he had askoj m. to do. and he
i\"?horitv £°" i*;" th *" BU bject. not disavowing his
; authority nor dissenting from any stat«nvnt. I
• accord. accepts as sincere the cordial expres
sions with which he refused to accept ray res ten. a -
l A .V,,iL I ***. •PParsat that his Irritation Bhud8 hud
b«-en caused, not by my acts, but by tha publicity
Ih hi «,^ / Ul) u" 1y b " fn * lven "» things
kept secret * don * > but **•»»•« l ° »•
ATTACK ON ADMINISTRATION.
Fortunately I have the original of the letter of
which Mr. Btorer say a he kept no copy, and It
shows that Mr. Storer's statement Is falsa, This
Jotter was In answer to a letter of mine which
be quotes In part, but which In Us entirety Is as
, follows:
_, . . Tho White House,
' ♦£ I ?J?7 r !lainy (P^rsonali: In my last letter
! to Jrott I wrote you as to a report I had hoard
i aloui frrar writing a- Utta* •oncemlng th« ois
new-yo^k: t>:\tly TT?"mrrNE. mo^day. decembek m j9oa
mi.,.l „» 'trim* «r*ii« came to mft from an out
tfS&S^Sdl dSSot^W letter ■• ' then S i to
fiVrSo Ha i^L "whiS* the latter Vbe'f or^thS
:^- ■■ m^By- -'::
formation In order to^nswer Indignant over Hay
h^fA«,°L CC m U i^ e ?n^joh a " xnanntr to any outsider.
anJ rF^thit th«r2 should be some official rebuke.
l f o'ur^sonaT relations. I write In this
" d it may be none of your business, nor mint
but i know you do not like Injustice."
Of course this amounts to a bitter attach upon
the adSstratloa of which you are a part. Tou
make charges of a grave nature against the S»or«
tarv ofState and the President, under whom you
a^eerving If these charges were true that would
not ■?"&?" opinion. justify you In writing to tha
Senator In mien fashion. As It happens, they are
absolutely without foundation. No case was gone
Into more carefully than this. I have reports be
fore me from Ambassador McCbrmlck and from
a wedal and trorted «B«it of the department-*
man in who«e Judgment the department has abso-
JSte cSnndence: No other action was possible. In
*! "krTo w th my de^Bellamy, that you have not In-
Iknow my dear Bellamy, that you have not In
tended tb do anything disloyal or Improper but
surely, on thinking over the matter, you will sea
that there would be but one possible construction
to be Put upon such a letter from you Think of
the effect If your letter were m«<"« mibuc.
Tet me repeat to you that In reference to matters
affecting the Catholic Church events have con
clusively shown that while you are ambassador
you must keep absolutely clear of any deed or
word in Rome or elsewhere which would seem to
differentiate your position from that of other am
barsadors. The mere fact of the report In the
newspapers about your calling st the Vatican ha«
had a very unfortunate effect. I dare say you did
not call— you may merely have seen some cardinal
nrivatelv— the unpleasant *alk over the affair
emphasizes the need of extreme circumspection
while you are in your present position.
While I am President and you are ambassador
neither of us In «hl« public relations Is to act as
Catholic or Protestant. Jew or Gentile, and we
have to be careful not merely to do what Is rlrnt.
hut so to carry ourselves as to show that we are
doln* what is right. I shall ask you not to quote
me to any person In any shape or way In connection
with any affair of the Catholic Church, and your
self not to take action of any kind which wllijrlve
ground for the belief that you. as an American
Ambassador, are striving to interfere in the affairs
Ofj* Church. Wl ¥ H^&oSH > BßSb^{ffiS ly
In response to this Mr. Storer wrote me a let
ter tendering his resignation, not. as he asserts,
because of anything In connection with his visit
to tho Vatican, but solely because of his conduct
In the Hurst matter.
In this letter, In answer to mine of December
SO, he makes absolutely no allusion whatever
to what I said In that letter as to his call at the
Vatican: this letter of mine shows that I had
then never heard from him that he called at
the Vatican; and his absolute silence at the
time shows that what he Bays now on the sub
ject Is a pure afterthought. He never In any
way dissented from the statements I made In
these three letters of December 19, 27 and 30;
ami In this letter of January 16, In which he
tendered his resignation, his whole concern was
over his conduct In the Hurst affnlr.
His letter runs In part as follows (all tha
omitted parts referring also exclusively to the
Hurst matter):
January 16. 190*.
My Dear Theodores I find in answering your
letter of December that I made an error of
date. The letter I wrote Hannn, as also the writing
to yourself on the consul general matter, was '<tt»r
February 22, 1903. Instead of In January, as I In
advertently stated. Since then I have received
your second letter of December 30.
My writing any letter In the terms I did was In
excusable, and that I admit fully and with the
deepest regret. ... If in your Judgment It
would clear me In Mr. Hay's eyes, will you hand
him the Inclosed note of personal apology? But T
beg you will do this or not as you think wise, as I
must not appear to try to escape official censure
by personal repentance. Therefore, give or burn
this note, as you deem best. Not to Justify my
writing nt all, or in using the language I did, but
to explain the affair, I must call attention to the
(H*Teren<^ of procedure In this consular case as \o
what I had supposed was precedent. ... All
Una is no excuse for a public officer writing as I did
outside of the department.
If in weighing the matter It seems as If I. by
my own act. have lost the confidence of the Secre
tary of State, you must, without regard to me.
treat me as you would any other public officer, for
the good of the service. Without the confidence of
the department the work cannot go on. But, for
your own sake. I should wish that my leaving ths
service might be made to appear a voluntary one.
In the spring or early summer. As also I think It
would be better to have It known after June. In
spite of everything. It might make political gossip,
which I should wish to postpone until the din of
the campaign is on. I thank you, my dear Theo
dore, loyally and sincerely, for your letter. I never
doubt your absolute loyalty In friendship to me
and mine.
Faithfully yours.
BELLAMY STORER.
There could be no fuller confession of wrong
doing or more absolute throwing himself upon
the mercy of his superior. It was this letter
which I answered, saying, as he has himself
quoted, that I would treat the Incident as closed
and would not accept his resignation, and that I
was sure that John Hay felt as I did. With pe
culiar perfidy, Mr. Storer now seeks to turn this
act of cordial, and I think I may add generous,
friendship on my part Into an attack upon me,
by treating my refusal to accept his resignation
as an Indorsement of his position In the matter
of the Vatican, to which there was absolutely no
allusion whatever of any kind or sort In his
letter of resignation. This bare recital of facts
Is In Itself the severest possible condemnation
of Mr. Storer*B dlslngenuousnesa.
Very truly yours,
THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
The Hon. Elthu Root, Secretary of State.
President Roosevelt requested The Associated
Press to-night to say that no hint or Intima
tion of the Bellamy Storer pamphlet containing
the correspondence between the President and
Mr. and Mrs. Storer was given out at the White
House.
The former ambassador, the President stated.
not only sent his "open letter" to members of
the Cabinet, but to at least a dozen members of
the Senate and House. He added that Mr.
Storer had no desire to keep the contents of the
pamphlet a secret, and that undoubtedly It was
his desire that the Utter find Its wa* Into print.
MB. STORES HAS NOTHING TO SAT.
Cincinnati, Dec. 9. — Bellamy Storer. when told
what President Roosevelt requested The Asso
ciated Press to say In reference to the pamphlet
containing correspondence between the President
and Mr. and Mrs. Storer (that the pamphlet wu>
not given out at the White House, etc.), with an
expression of surprise said: "Ah! I understand!
I understand 1"
Mr. Storer was asked: "Do you car* to make a
statement ?"
He replied! "No; I have nothing to say at this
time,"
SAT DEFEAT OF BAHET IS CERTAIN.
Majority of Legislative Members Alleged to
Have Signified Opposition.
Anstln. Tex., Deo. 8. — The anti-Bailey move
ment has gained such headway that many of
Bailey's ardent supporters now admit that his
defeat for re-election Is practically certain. The
leaders of the opposition allege that seventy-two
members of the Legislature say they will not
vote for Bailey. This Is enough to defeat him.
Attorney General Davidson said to-day that ho
had no further reply to make to Mr. Bailey.
Asked the direct question as to whether ho
expected to be re-elected. Senator Bailey replied
to-day. "The hostility of political enemies and
of the monopolistic corporations I have antag
onised will not prevail."
WELL KNOWN PELVIC EXPERT DEAD.
[By Telegraph to Th» Trtbun* ]
Chicago. Dec. 9.— Dr. Fernand Henrotln. ' for a
quarter of a century at the head of his profession
In Chicago and ona of the best known American
authorities on the pelvis, died here this afternoon
from heart disease.
During his last illness ha spent moat of bis time,
against his physician's advice. In dictating a
treatise on his favorite subject to a stenographer
for a medical Journal, bet-suss — «> space had been
renerved and ha had given his word that the article
would ,be read for publication.
,1 Henrotln. who was the head of the Polycllnlc
Hospital, was born In Brussels. Belgium, In 1817.
DISABLED STEAMER TOWED TO PORT.
Halifax, Dec The signal station at Camper
down reports that tha Dominion Una steamer Ken
sington, from Liverpool for Montreal, pissed about
noon, heading up for Halifax Harbor, with tha'
British steamer Brlardene. Bordeaux for Halifax.
In tow, ths latter having evidently met with soma
aurtdsnt to hsr machinery. The. Brlardene Is a.
i 3i 3l S ™?l £ m wF IPS. 1 " omie<l In Halifax.. Tho ves
no t£xly gis"'''* toir *«*»»» against the bsavy
n ||
(SiftS m -
China an* Glass
Bt our cstabltsßmcnt will
be tount> the tatfjeat an&
most complete eibibtt of
cboice articles in
porcelain & Crystal
to be founD anew bete.
Inspection invitco.
ijffftbHt>e.*3oibsl.
A EEEELLiON CRUSHED.
Details of the Defeat of Dominican
Insurgents.
San Juan. P. R., Dec. 4 (Special).— reverses
suffered by the Dominican revolutionists within
the last month have been extremely disheartening.
First came the news of the pacification of Monte
Cristl and the northwest line and the expulsion of
the rebel leaders from the republic: now comes
the news of the defeat and capture of the expedi
tion under General Enrique Jimenez, In whom ths
hopes of the Dominican exiles were centred.
For ten long months the rebel Generals Miguel
Andrea Pichaxdo (alias Guellto), Mauricio JlmSnea
and others of less note, held out against great odds
on the northwestern line In the hope of receiving
aid that never came. Ex-President Jimenez and
Morales would not come together, and not united
it was a difficult matter for either to obtain suf
ficient funds, war supplies or man successfully to
open the revolutionary campaign. It is asserted
that although repeated attempts were made by
the followers of these two ex- Presidents to bring
them to an amicable agreement, distrust and
wounded pride on the part of Jlmflnei always
checked all advances.
Finally, the pacification of the revolution in Cuba
is rumored to have afTorded the Dominican revo
lutionists a golden opportunity to obtain, if nor sH,
at least a ei*at part of the supplies neaded for
their campaign. Ex-President JimCnez hastened to
New York, and is said to have there succeeded In
obtaining from ths Cuban "Junta Revolucionarla"
a large quantity of arms and ammunition, which
were no longer needed by the Cubans, at a numer
ate price, and It Is even rumored that he received
promises of more substantial assistance should ths
first expedition be reasonably successful. Prepara
tions were mada, it Is paid, to smuggla the war
stores Into Santo Domingo with the view of stio
corlng Generals Andres Plehardo and Mat'rlclo
Jimenez, but the expedition had only reached the
vicinity of Turks Island when news was received
of ths pacification of ths Line and ths expulsion of
*he above mentioned leaders.
This was a great blow to ths revolutionists, but
Generals Enrique JimAnes and Pedro Las.-ila. who
were In command of the expedition, determined to
make a bold attempt. Quietly slipping through the
many Islets that form part of the Turks Island and
taking every possible precaution to escape dt»te<*
tlon Jimenes and Lasala succeeded In safely land-
Ing their expedition at a little cove near BU.nco.
on ths northern coast of Santo Domingo. From
there the little party, not exceeding twenty per
sons, pushed rapidly Inland for tho purpose of
making a stand and drawing their friends around
them at a suitable spot in ths vicinity of Santiago
de los Caballeros. The party succeeded In reaching
Ban Jose de las Mataa, near Santiago, and were
travelling throuph the possession* of General La
aala in the sssurance that they were for ths time
being safe from molestation, when they were sud
denly surrounded by a large body of government
troops. A skirmish ensued tn which General La
sala was mortally wounded, two or three others
fell and ths others of the party were capturM. The
prisoners have been ordered sent to the city of
Santo Domingo, but since then it has been widely
rumored that General Enrique Jime'nes and one of
the moat prominent of his men have been executed.
General Enrique JiraGnez was the nephow of ex-
Preßld«nt Juan L Jimenez. He was barely twenty
six years old.
Although ths revolutionists were plunged Into tha
depths of despair by their failures, the spark of
hope, which was all but extinguished, has suddenly
been fanned into a vigorous nanie by tha newa that
Gereral Candelario <S« la Rosa has succeeded In
lancing an expedition in ths vicinity of Barahona,
on the southern coast of Santo Domingo. Thiß ex
pedition is said to have been brought from Jamaica,
and ths fact that it Is commanded by General de la
Hoea has mads the exiles confident of success In
that quarter. Beyond the news of his landing,
nothing furthsr has been heard of tho movements
of General de la Rosa, and developments are anx
iously awaited.
Ex-President Morales, who has been on the Dan
ish Island of Bt. Thomas for the last eight months.
Is expected to arrl«rs in Ban Juan to-day. Ho is
coming to visit Don Antonio, his younger brother,
who Is dangsrously 111 In this city.
RESCUED FROM SINKING BARE.
Seventeen Persons Saved from Norwegian
Vessel and Taken to Nassau.
Nassau, N. P.. Dec. 9. — Captain Frederlcksen,
of the Norwegian bark Wellington, his wife and
fifteen members of the crew of the vessel, were
rescued on December 3 In an exhausted condi
tion by the Elder-Dempster steamer Sokoto, in
latitude 35 rorth, longitude 66 west. The Well
ington, which sailed from Gulfport, Miss., on
November 12 with a cargo of lumber for Ro
6arlo. Argentina, was waterlogged when de
serted. The Sokoto will take tlie rescued persons
to Havana.
CHINA EXTENDS BANK SYSTEM.
Branches To Be Established in Several Cities
— The Opium Evil.
Peking, Deo. The Board of Revenue proposes
to establish branches of the National Bank of
China at Kalgan. Urga. Kiakhta. Tsl-Xan. Che-
Foo and Tslng-Chau, in order to promote Chlneaa
commerce abroad.
Numerous official regulations and other indica
tions recently observable here po to bliow that the
Chinese government Is thoroughly in earnest in Its
present endeavors to eradicate the opium evil.
THREE DROWNED NEAR ALBANY.
Broke Through the Ice While Skating on the
Hudson Near Cedar Hill.
Albany, Dec. 9— William I.austor. Matthew
Moss and George Brayton. fhn* youths, broke
through the Ice and were drowned to-day while
skating on the Hudson Klver at Odar Hill.
The youths were members of a skating party
of twelve. When the Ice gavo way with I^auster.
Moss and Brayton went to his wwij ami la a
few seconds all were struggling in tho water.
They warned their companions to k**».p uta safo
distance. Efforts to save them were futll«, and
they were soon drawn under the surface by tho
itrong current. As the Hudson is frozen from
•hnre to shore. It may l*> m-xt spring before tho
bodies aro recovered .
AMERICAN TO HEAD BOLIVIAN SCHOOLS.
ICy Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Decatur, 111.. Dec. 9.— J. CL F. Herrlngton. of this
city, has been appointed Superintendent of Public
Instruction of the republic of Bolivia. Forty thou
sand dollars a year for three years has been ap
propriated for the establishment of an English
school system, and Mr. Herrtngton, who goes this
werk, will take with him teachers from this coun
try.
TO CHECK BULGARIAN EMIGRATION.
Sofia. Deo. •.— Owing to the great Increase of
emigration from Bulgaria to the United States tha
rovemmsfit has Introduced Into ths Bobranjs an
amendment to the passport law with t-« »bj»ct of
rMtrloUng" tLe exaau*.
W.BJ.SLOANE
ORIENTAL RUGS
For Christmas Gifts
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dation.
TRe one precaution that h necrs
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Our guarantee of genuineness and
of proper valuation goes with every
Oriental Rug we sell.
Our collection of Ferraghan, Kir
manshah, Tabreez and India Rugs,
and in the less expensive Daghestans,
Afghans, Kazaks. Guendjis and Beloo
chistans, is the finest in America.
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THE SHAH NO WORSE.
Parliament Adds to Complexity of
Persian Situation.
Teheran, Dec. 9. — The condition of the Shah
was no worse to-day.
Parliament has demanded an Immediate an
swer from the government whether the consti
tution Is to be Elgned or rot.
London. Dec 10. — The Kurrache* correspond
ent of "The Dally Mali" reports troubles m
various parts of Persia, notably tn th« province
of Shlraz, through the misrule and oppression
of a local orlnre. In the districts of Kowelt.
Kerbela and Herman robbery and oppression
also are rife, proably due to the expected death
of the Shah.
STARVATION IN LODZ.
Thirty Thousand Persons Without
Food — Many Murders.
Loda. Dec •. — By the recent closing down of
factories here thirty thousand persons are with
out food, demonstration* by lawless persons are
Increasing and the feud between the Nation
alist and Socialist laborers 1b being renewed.
Laborers tn the last two days have killed five
Nationalists and wounded fifteen.
TERRORISM REVIVED.
Russian Revolutionists Decide to Re
open Campaign.
Bt. Petersburg, Dec 9. — The extreme section of
the revolutionists has resolved to make attempts
upon the lives of high personages.
At the Michael Riding School here to-day
Father John of Cronsladt solemnly blessed the
banner of the Union of Russian People, in the
presence of the organizers of the union and an
assemblage numbering several thousand person^
Including a number of the leading dignitaries of
the Church.
Father John made a speech In which he com
pared the Russian parliament to an unhealthy
growth which had been once removed, but was
now reappearing. Other violent speeches were
made, denouncing Count Wltte as a traitor, con
demning the agitation for a constitution and
liberal reforms, and saying that the revolution
ary movement should be dealt with on the prin
ciple of a life for a life.
COMMENT ON FISHERIES QUESTION.
A Suggestion of Purchase by Great Britain —
A Complaint by "The Standard."
London. Deo. 10. — Only a few of the London
newspapers comment this morning on the cor
respondence between Great Britain and the
United States In the matter of the Newfound
1 ml modus Vivendi on the fisheries question.
"The Tribune" says It feels sure that If anything
Is possible, by bargaining, to free Newfoundland)
from this onerous diplomatic legacy. Sir Edward
Grey, the Foreign Secretary, will wish to at
tempt It. The paper suggests that Great Britain
might perhaps purchase as a concession what It
may be difficult to extort as a right. "The
Standard" publishes a heated editorial. In which
It complains of the dictatorial tone of the United
States, says that the Americans had all the best
of the deal, and asks when the British govern
ment will recognize that its first duty is to Its
own people.

YOUTH SAYS HE SET FIRES.
Police Think They Have Caught Upper West
Side Firebug.
The police of th« West ICOth street station ar
raigned in the West Side polio* court yesterday
another prisoner in connection with the fires on
the upper West Bide last Friday morning, which
were thought to be of Incendiary origin.
A teen-year-old youth, who first gave the
name of David Orr and later that of James Clark,
was picked up at 103 d street and Central Park
West at 3 o'clock yesterday morning, and charged
with vagrancy. The boy appeared to be of low
mental calibre.
On Iks way to th« court in the patrol wagon he
told Patrolman yon Halle, who made the arrest,
that he had set fire to Noa 849 and SBS Columbus
avenue on Friday, and that a man whom he, knew
had set tire to tho building at 101 st street and Am
sterdam avenue.
Magistrate Baker remanded Urn boy to th« sta
tion house foe forty-eight hours, that hU story
might be Investigated.
CALLS GERMANS POOR COLONIZERS.
Cripple Creek Man Says They Cant Agree
with African Natives.
J. H. Hildebrandt. of Cripple Creek, who for the
last ten years has been raising horses for the Ger
mans in Southwest Africa. arrived her* yesterday
on the New Tort with hU wife, and child. Mr.
Hildebrandt has little regard for the Germans as
colonizers, and believes they will never be able to
agree with the native*. Ha said:
They have coat the German government al
ready $20.1*0.000. They are continually at war
with the natives, but more Germans die of ;
fever than from spear thrusts British South
Africa Is destined to become the greatest cotton
country of the world, but it will go fo pieces l^an v
m..i» Chinese ar* penaltt*4 i» settle there *l«
hard ltoM prevailing i h *rs now arV ud£ JoW to
to f boM i> tn. a^ n *- who — « th « übo,?»y&»is{ i
. i
"ENGLAND AFRAID OF MINING STOCK."
R. B. Glass, a mining man of Deauwood. S. D..
who has .pent eighteen months ta an office he
opened in London, arrived her* yesterday on the
I "' ,' ald tttt Pe< * la « England were
thfs i. no? 'to TL. !n * n'^'n* •wcks. but
h?y w. ««m1 i' 11 ih * r ** not •» loa * *«o -
»e» •**• trni |
The time for buying Winter safe
has not run out.
Far from it.
The only objection to the size of
that stock which has reached our of*
fice was from a friend who purchased
much earlier in the season and earn*
plained that his brother who bought
last week had the better selection.
That, of course, was an exaggera
tion, but it is a fact that by the addi
tion of new patterns right up to the
present week, the stock of mixture
suits has been kept fresh and the satt
plentiful.
$18 to $42.
The overcoat stock is just as good.
$16 to $65.
Rogehs, PEET & COMPANY.
Three Broadway Stores.
253 842 1253
at at at
Warren st. 13th st. 3Jnd it
Itleriden Company
>iiv<r><a
Intmtttvttl Sttvtr Cc Steetxtor
Oar line of Holiday Gifts
suitable for men and
women is displayed is
STERLING SILVER
GOLD AND
SILVER PLATE
tn a great profusion of
articles and a wide range
of prices.
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Cot. Ma St.
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You can live in harmony with. ?
a Regina Music Box. It is such
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Edison Thoao Traps* .-•••• 10 to S
(\it Broadway wtott H th«
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instnimrnt* of th« preatot.
Broadway and Seventeenth -St.
j COHTEDIBATEBWHL HONOR StfTNTO*
| Army of Northern Virginia li«"* *»
moving Tribute to Historian
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Virginia has reconsidered its action *E?%£xfap
< rnoval of tho tribute to Swintoa. tb* £*»} }I»£»*J*
Memorial Hall and the tomb of tficrlP*-' 03 ■
Cemetery here, and will repls** «■• BMWW .
ooth places. ... .♦«,* a asoaP
This Confederate organisation •« hv**» wn *S
•bo to the word revolt" emplenj/JiStovi "*J
; referring to the Southern can?*, an* rVeeonJ*, »J
jg* who!* tribute bs *US5i»Vi:--- I « u^Ts
Manorial Hall, vhtra It h*s **^?, a S****
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