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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS. THE PRESIDENT IMPROVES STEADILY REITERATED BY LEON CZOLGOSZ President's Assailant Adheres to His Assertion That He Alone the Crime and Must ?'.jwer For It Cleveland Police, After Investigation, Report No Proof That They Buffalo, Sept. 9. —Czolgosz has made no adaitional admissions to the police offi cials, and nothing that they have learned from him has aided toward a solution of the criminal side of the case. lie itlll insists that he alone conceived, planned and carried out ihe crime, and that hi.' alone must answer for it. He ad mits that he attended meetings at which (Emma Goldman spoke, and where he and his fellow anarchists discussed their pro paganda of murder, but steadfastly de nies that any of them had a part in his plan. His talks with them were general, he says, and he did not divulge to them any feature of his scheme to come here and kill the president. His statement on that feature made on Saturday created the impression that he acknowledged a gen eral talk with his associates on this par ticular crime, but he now says there waa no justification for that Impression. To Be Examined Farther. He is to be subjected to another ex amination to-day by Superintendent of Police Bu\\ and District Attorney Penny, but the results are problematical. The stories that the prisoner is wearing out physically and mentally under the strain of his crime, imprisonment and the or deal of questioning are denied by the police, who say that 'here is no appre ciable change in his general condition. They admit that he was clever enough to avoid admissions of a damaging charac ter outside of his general confession. Prosecution a Local Affair. Many sensational reports are being cir culated about cabinet action looking to the apprehension and prosecution of Emma Goldman and leaders of anarchist organizations, of mysterious directions from the secretary of war to the police here, and of developments of a startling nature that are anticipated. The great majority of these reports, in the words of a cabinet officer, "are manufactured out of whole cloth." The question of the prosecution of Czolgosz, the cabinet are unanimously of opinion, is purely a local affair. There is no government statute covering an as sault upon the President of the United States, and in the eyes of the law the crime of last Friday is merely a local offense committed against a private citi zen in violation of the laws of the state of Xew York and of Erie county. The na tional government can have no band in the prosecution of a local offender. His trial will take place in the local courts. The only request Secretary Root has made to the superintendent of police and the district attorney here was one de signed to prevent the would-be assassin from being exploited as a hero. Mr. Root's view in this respect was shared by other members of the cabinet, and the local authorities have done everything in their power to comply with it. They have declined to allow reporters to have access to the prisoner or even to see him. Of course, if Czolgosz had accomplices, they will be ferreted out and all the aid which the government can furnish will be em ployed, but it can be stated upon the authority of a cabinet officer that no wholesale proceedings against anarchists are contemplated. An^to Emma Goldman, No specific order for the arrest or de tention of Emma Goldman has been sent out by Superintendent Bull, but it is pos- j Bible she will be arrested on the general! request that the police throughout the country locate and examine any person ■who may be suspected of complicity in the crime. The police have been unable to verify the statement that she was in this city one week ago, but they are en deavoring to trace her movements im mediately before and after the attempted assassination. They are without any evi dence that directly connects her with Czolgosz's crime. As in the case of other anarchists who might have had a part in the crime, she is just now the sub ject of searching police examination. ElfonßO Stutz, the German soldier ar rested here as a suspect, is still held in custody, but there is not much prospect of connecting him with Ciolgosz. Super intendent Bull said he had practically made up his mind that Stutz was entire ly innocent, but that he would probably examine him again before finally deciding. Stutz is to be prosecuted for carrying concealed weapons. KO PROOF OF PLOT Result of Investigation by the Police of Cleveland. Cleveland, Sept. —Superintendent Cor ner of the police department to-day gave out an official statement \ regarding the alleged anarchistic slot to take the life Can Find of a Plot of the president. He states the Cleveland police havu been following up the meagre threads of evidence presented, but that they can ttnd no proof whatever that such a plot existed. It is quite evident that Leon Czolgosz \ was an element of discord in his own j family, and. that he never was popular even with his own people. His taciturn disposition and queer ways isolated him from relatives and friends, and his so- i cialistic tendencies appear to have been j regarded as the vagaries of a weak mind. According to a statement made by Detec tive Doran, Czolgosz received $70 from his people on account of his equity in the farm near this city. This sum was paid him by his brother's wife, as part pay ment of his interest, Leon desiring to leave the city, his interest to revert to the brother, Jacob. The farm was sub sequently sold, and Leon still has $50 coming to him on account. The statement that Czolgogz received $45 from Xewburg anarchists to take him to Chicago is evidently purely surmise, and finds no credence with the authori ties. There is still a strong Impression among residents of Xev.burg that a rlnij of anarchists exists in that locality, and that they are working in conjunction with Chicago anarchists. CZOLGOSZ TWO YEARS AGO While Working in Michigaji He Said the President Would Be Killed. Alpena, Mich., Sept. 9.—John Sherwood, a well known landlooker, also a lumber man, states that Leon Czolgosz worked in a cedar camp near South Branch, Thun ber Bay river, two years ago. He went by the name of Fritz or Pred Nieman at that time. Sherwood says the fellow waa a radical anarchist and made the state ment : The government will fall in three or four years. The president will be killed. The anarchists will win. The time tor action will soon be here. * He talked of nothing else to the men working in the camps. At times he was morose, but never showed any signs of insanity. He did not say he used to live in Alpena, but is recognized by men who knew him and his family. CHICAGO PRISONERS Hearing Postponed to Allow Fuller Investigation. . Chicago, Sept. 9.—The nine anarchists under arrest here were brought before Magistrate Prendiville to-day. At the re quest of the city the hearing was post poned until Sept. 19 in order to allow a more complete investigation of the charge that they conspired to murder the presi dent. Several of the prisoners have ad mitted acquaintance with the would-be assassin Czolgosz and the police are work ing on the theory that the president's as sailant was inspired to do the deed by the teachings he received while here last July. The six male prisoners were held with out bail pending the hearing, while the three women arrested with them were held in bonds of $3,000. COUNSEL FOR CZOLGOSZ Peter V. Fenelly Said to Have Been . Retained. y+u> York Sun Sptmial .Vert-to* Buffalo, Sept. 9.— is announced at po lice headquarters that Peter V. Fenelly had been engaged as counsel for Czolgosz. Fenelly .is well known as an attorney i but has little standing. His reputation does not rest on his ability as a criminal lawyer. No one knows who has furnished the money to employ Fenelly. Stuz's Trunk Seized. New York, Sept. 9.—By order of Polico Commissioner Murphy, the police to-day seized the trunk of Alfonso Stutz, who was arrested at Buffalo Saturday on suspicion of being implicated In the attempt upon Presi dent McKinley's life. The trunk was taken to police headquarters for examination Stui/ said that he only recently arived in this country. Expulsion From the Golden Eagle. Youcgstown, Ohio, Sept. 9.—Steps are being taken by state officers of the Knights of the Golden Eagle in this city to expel from the order Leon Czolgosz, who entered the order at Cleveland under the assumed name of Frederick Nieman. JUDGE NOYES ILL Attack of Asthma Follows His Ar rival in Washington. Special to The Journal. Washington, Sept. 9. — Judge A. H. Noyes, who arrived in Washington last night, is confined to his room at Shoreham Hotel with a severe attack of asthma. His illness was aggravated by the dis comforts of travel from Chicago, and when Judge Noyes arrived here, his physi cian advised him to remain in his room for two or three days. He was therefore obliged to turn away callers last night and this morning. Judge Noyes will be able to take the necessary time to com pletely recover from his attack because the attorney general is now in Buffalo and probably will not return to Washing ton for several days at least. Judge Noyes will remain here until he returns in order that the hearing set for to-day may be had. \\ HMhliigrtoii Sma.ll Talk. Edward Lindner of Baltimore, Md., has been appointed gardener at the Rosebud Indian school, S. D., at $600 a year. Don C. Cameron of Minnesota, has been appointed to a $1,200 clerkship in the office of the auditor for the war department^ by transfer from the interior department. Nesmith P. Nelson of Minnesota, has been appointed an $840 clerk in the office of th« auditor for the postoffiee department. Miss Pearl Martin of this city, has been appointed industrial teacher In the Rosebud Indian school, 3. £> at $600 a year. MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1901. Portrait of Czolgosz, the Assassin The first authentic photograph of Leon Czolgosz, the assassin, to reach the Northwest, was received by The Journal this morning from its staff correspondent at Buffalo and is reproduced on page 9 of this issue. "Sketches" of him printed in some of the morning papers were entirely imaginary. There also appear on the same page photographs of the Temple of Music, of the room where the president stood when shot, and of the hospital to which he was taken. TORRANCE LEADS The Minnesotan's Chancesfor Head ot the G. A. R. Bet ter Than Sickles' New Yorker Gives Out an Interview That Damages His Cause. From a Staff Correspondent. Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 9. —The advance guard of the Minnesota G. A. K. delega tion, Major and Mrs. H. A. Norton and Mr. and Mrs. Ira J. Covey, reached Cleveland at 3 o'clock this morning, several hours late. The two men are very busy making final arrangements for the arrival of John A. Rawlins post this afternoon. ■ The Minnesota headquart-ers speoial- Pullmans arrived safely at 11 o'clock this morning. Everybody is well and in spirits. The state expects to make a good show- Ing with^the candidacy of Judge Torrance for commander-in-chief, and plans to that end are are already being made. To-mor row night Torrance's friends are to hold a formal caucus to determine a harmoni ous and effective campaign plan. Should his candidacy continue to look as bright as now it is likely that the ladies of the Woman's Relief Corps, notwithstanding their loyalty to Mrs. Lodusky J. Taylor of Le Sueur, their candidate for president of that organization, will not urge her claims strongly. There will be no con test between the friends of Judge Tor rauce and Mrs. Taylor, the latter con ceding that Torrance has the right of way., and will do all they can to forward his cause should the developments of the next few days justify the high hopes now enter tained of his success. I learn to-day that when Judge Tor rar.ce was first brought forward as a can didate for commander-in-chief it was with little more than the hope that his pres ence in the field this year would put him in condition to make a winning race in 1902; but since that time events seem to have so shaped themselves as to make his present chances better than those of General Dan Sickles, until recently sup posed to be- the leading candidate, and equal to those of Adjutant General Stew art of Pennsylvania. • The latter will be Torrance's principal antagonist. Sickles arrived last night and has opened sumptuous headquarters in the Hollenden hotel, the chief hotel in the city, where all the Minnesota department headquarters are situated. Stewart is confined to bed in Harrisburg with a broken leg, and has turned the manage ment of his campaign over to friends from the Xew Jersey department, who arrived to-day and began active work without delay. His injuries may work to his ad vantage slightly in this contest, but all Minnesotans her© now are confident that Torrance's chances are as good as his. The chief objection to Sickles, and if he should be defeated it will be responsible for it, is his extreme attitude with refer ence to Pension Commissioner Evans. It had been figured by many that the condi tion of President McKinley would operate against any bitter attack upon Evans, who has McKinley's unqualified indorsement, but in the Cleveland morning papers to day Sickles announced in vehement lan guage his uncompromising opposition to Evans and says it is to be the chief plank in his platform as candidate for com mander-in-chief. This interview is not adding to Sickles' popularity. It will be to the interest of Torrance's friends, however, to keep Sickles in the field, as long as possible. His withdrawal before the taking of a ballot might help Stewart more than Torrance. The latter, however, has received many reassurances from New England and other eastern states and it is believed that on the first ballot he will be the first choice of some of those states, and divide the honors with Stewart as second choice. I have it from reliable sources that Sickles will not command the solid vote of his own state of New York. Himself a radical of rad icals and running on a radical platform, he will hardly call to his support the con trolling conservative elements of the en campment. That is the opinion to-day. —W. W. Jermane. OPENING DAY Preparations for "President** Day' 9 Going: Forward. Cleveland, Sept. 9.—'The first day of the thirty-fifth annual encampment of the G. A. R. opened under the most auspicious circumstances and it is now quite evident that the event will be one of the greatest in the history of the organization. The day was largely devoted to assigning the veterans to their quarters. , The committee appointed yesterday to arrange for president's day met this af ternoon at the Union club and it is an nounced that the preparations for Thurs day's great mass-meeting and . good will gathering will be as extensive and Inter esting as the big parade of Wednesday. Vice President Roosevelt has not yet been heard from, but the arrangements for president's day <wiH toe pushed and it. is confidently expected that the vice presi dent with members of the cabinet and other eminent visitors now at Buffalo will be in attendance. jv ■-- "POET" COOQLER DEAD. Columbia, S. C, Sept. 9.— Gordon Cooglsr, poet., and printer, died ' to-day. His verses have been universally read. ; ~ .^.h J IN COLLISION Six Men Killed and Five In jured in Jamestown Yards. Air Brakes Would Not Work —Five Were Killed Out right. Special to The Journal. Jamestown, N. D., Sept. 9.—A peculiarly fatal accident occurred in the Jamestown railway yards Sunday morning. A train of nine cars—seven freight and two pas senger coaches —collided with an engine standing on the track in front of the rail way headquarters building. Five men were killed outright, and one has since died from his injuries. Five others were more or less injured, some of whom may die. The train was coming from Oakes, on the James River valley line of the North ern Pacific railway and the men were all riding on an open flat car between two heavily loaded box cars, the second car from the engine. Most of the men were asleep, wrapped in blankets, when the accident occurred, and were caught like rats in a trap. They were all strangers and were coming from La Moure to get work in threshing. Engineer Nichols claims the air would not work. The flat car broke in two and the center part rose in the air while the men rolled down between the broken flat car and the box car. No passengers were hurt. The engineer remained on the en gine until the crash came, when he jumped and was not hurt. Fireman Cleve land jumped and was unhurt. No one was on the standing engine at the time, the engineer and fireman being in the eating room at tie station. The Killeg Are JOHN T. GALLEY, Glearwater, Kan. R. D. VICI^ERS, supposed to be from Chicago. H. J. KIRKPATRICK, Elden, lowa. ROBERT GLENNY, Cayuga, Ont. ONE UNKNOWN. The Injured. Louis Hammond, Woodman, Wls., will loose foot. Frank Howard, South Bend, Ind., chest and body crushed, leg broken twice. He says his father is superintendent of the Singer Sewing Machine works at South Bend. P. C. Kauk and A. Steinart. Lehigh Kan., both slightly hurt in back. C. B. Perry, Grinnell, lowa, bad frac ture of arm and shoulder. He says his father is a nursery man. Killed liisttiiill? . The injured were taken to the hospital and every care given them. A coroner's inquest is in progress. The box car first forward of the flat car contained horses and two men, and neither horses nor men were hurt. The men were riding without fares, and all had money. There were seventeen or eighteen men on the flat car at the time, but no other car in the train was injured. The whole force of the collision seemed to have been spent on the flat car. The en gine of the train was badly wrecked, but the other engine was little damaged. Conductor Nashold asserts the air failed to work after the station whistle was blown. The bodies were badfty crushed, all but one being killed almost instantly. The bodies are at Flint's undertaking rooms and will be buried here. Another Dead. Later—Of the injured at the hospital, one died this morning and two others probably cannot survive. E. C. Long of Glenham, S. D., is one of those at the hospital. Hie leg is broken in two placeg and his breast is crushed. SCHOOL FOR GIRLS Must Be Located Four Mile* Away From the Boys. Messrs Lee and Gould of the state board of control held a meeting at Red Wing, Saturday, and paroled fifteen in mates of the school maintained there by the state. Red Wing people were very solicitous about the location of the new girls' school, which is to be erected next year. Under the law, it must be built at least four miles from the boys' school, but may be located anywhere in the state. A lo cation will be decided on by November and the board's architect will then draw plans for the building, which is to cost $40,000. It will have to furnish room for at least eighty-five girls, as there are at present that number of inmates. The contract will be let in time to begin work with the opening of spring. FORMAL TRANSFER Winona &. Western to Be Turned Over to Stickney This Week. Special to The Journal. Winona, Minn., Sept. 9.—The formal transfer of the Winona & Western road to the Chicago Great Western will be made on Thursday. The final trip of inspection over the line was made on Saturday by Tracy Lyon, general superintendent of the Great Western service. The Winona line is not to be changed for a time, and the present force of employes will be retained. Through train service between Winona and Chicago is hinted at as a possibility later. TO THE BOUNDARY Dulnth & Iron Range Amend* It* Article* and May Build. Special to The Journal. Duluth, Minn., Sept. 9.—The Duluth & Iron Range road filed amendments to its articles of incorporation permitting it to build a railroad line to the Canadian boundary. If it builds it will be to a conection with the Canadian Northern road on Gunfllnt lake, about sixty miles. This will conect Dulunta and Port Arthur directly. FLOATING ALONG THE STREAM OF RECOVERY "President's Condition Is Becoming More and More Satisfactory" Is Official Announcement. Feeling Changes From Doubt to As surance That Life of the Nation's Head Will Be Spared. Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 9.—As indicating the condition of the president, the following incident is re lated by one of those inside the Milburn house familiar with the facts: Mr. McKinley had been lying for a long time in one position, but during the morning he asked if he could not change this position. The doctors in charge gave their consent, whereupon the 'president' changed his position by his own effort, without difficulty and without pain. Dr. Parke Speaks Hopefully. Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 9.—Dr. Roswell Parke, one of the physicians in attendance on the president, was busy In the operating room of the general hospital in this city when a reporter called to ask him some particulars regarding the presi dent's condition, in addition to the meagre statements sent out in the bulletins from the bedside. Dr. Parke was averse to any public discussion of the subject, but he finally consented to add his individual testimony to the hopeful character of the combined statement of the physicians in the following words: "If in such a case (cases analogous to that of the president) the patient Is In good condition at the end of the third day the attendants are justified in regarding it as having passed a most critical period. If now the public chooses to apply that statement to the particular case of the president it probably would make no mistake. We have seen nothing to justify any alarm-ing rumors and I don't know how they could have obtained circulation. "Yesterday the president slept like a child and this morning was as cheerful as could be desired and as communicative as the attendants permitted him to be. We cannot allow him to talk yet or permit him to tire himself in any way. Mrs. Mc- Kinley Is the only person other than the professional attendants in the case, who is allowed to see the president." "Is it true," the doctor was asked, "that the phys^ians expect to make public a statement giving a description of the operation and other interesting data regard ing the case?" "Perhaps," Dr. Parke answered, "in due time, as circumstances will permit, a detailed report will appear in a medical journal; but don't you think it is rather early to talk about that?" Dr. Parke's manner throughout the Interview indicated that his impression of the prospects of the president's case based upon the conditions as they now exist, was hopeful. All of the physicians agree that one of the most encouraging features of the case is that, in addition to the water injection there has been a little milk and egg nourishment given the patient ans that there has been no ill effect from It. THE DAY'SJUJLLETINS First Bnlleiiu—<> a. m. : Milburn House, Sept. 9.-6 : : a. m. The president passed a : : somewhat restless night, sleep- : : ing fairly well. General condi- : : tion unchanged. Pulse 120; : : temperature 101; respiration 28. : : —P. M. Rixey. : : —George B. Cortelyou. 9:20 a. m. : Milburn House, Sept. 9.—The : : following bulletin was issued : : by physicians at 9:20 a. m.: : : The president's condition is : : becoming more and more eatls- : : factory. Untoward incidents are : : less likely to occur. Pulse 122; : : temperature 100.8 degrees; res- : : piration 28. : : —P. M^ Rixey, : —M. D. Mann, : : —Roswell Parke, : : —Herman Mynter, : : —Eugene Wasdin, : : —Charles Mcßurney. : : George B. Cortelyou, : : Secretary to the President. : 3 p. in. : Milburn House, Sept. 9.—The : : following bulletin was issued by : : the president's physicians at 3 : : p. m.: : : The president's condition stead- : : ily improves and he is com- : : fortable, without pain or unfa- : : vorable symptoms. Bowel and : : kidney functions normally per- : : formed. Pulse 113, temperateure : : 101, respiration 26. : : —P. M. Rixey, : : M. D. Mann, : : Roswell Parke, : ; Herman Mynter, : : Eugene Wasdin, : : Charles Mcßurney. : : —George B. Cortelyou, Secre- : : tary to the President. : 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK ALX, IS CHEERFUL Feeling That the Worst Phases of the Crisis Are Over. Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 9.—Presi dent McKinley's condition this morning is so favorable that it has dispelled almost the last shade of doubt and apprehension and has led those nearest him to make the most confident predictions of his re covery. The official bulletins from the physicians as well as the authoritative statements of those in most intimate rela tion with the presidential household, give certainty to the feeling that the worst phases of the crisis are about over. Dr. Mcßurney is quoted this morning as saying: The president is :n an entirely satisfactory condition. Complications are decidedly leas likely to occur than yesterday. "You are not disturbed, then, over the somewhat restless night?" "No. A man who has been shot isn't to be expected to sleep quietly." The tone of the 6 a. m. bulletin in re ferring to the president's somewhat rest less night gave temporary apprehension, but this was speedily dispelled by the re sults of the consultation held by the doc tors from 8 to 9 o'clock and officially an nounced at the latter hour. This disclosed a marked improvement in the pulse and temperature. : Aside from these pathological : : features the doctors gave the : : cheering information, free from : : all technicalities of science, that : : the president's condition was be- : : coming more and more satisfac- : : tory and that untoward compli- : t cations were becoming less like- : : ly. Besides their official, signed : : utterances, the doctors gave in- : : dividual expressions reinforcing : : the buoyant and confident tone. : : They made known, too, that the : : president's mind is clear, his : : mental faculties as vigorous as : : ever and that he retained his : : cheerful, happy disposition. He : : was even ready to talk with the : : doctors, but they restrained him : : to a considerable axtent. : : The positive assurances gave : : to the members of the cabinet : : and to the relatives and nearest : : friends of the president a feeling : : of confidence little short of ab- : : solute certainty that the presi- : : dent was now well on the way to : C recovery. ; Without exception, those who came from the Milburn house expressed this same confident view. Among those who called to receive the good news and then to repeat it to the many anxious watchers were Attorney General Knox, Secretary Wilson, Postmaster General Charles Em ory Smith, Senator Hanna, Abner Mc- Kinley, Myron T. Herrick. Senator Fair banks, Controller Dawes and maf oth ers holding the closest relations with the president. Hnniiii Jubilant. Secretary Hitchcock and Senator Hanna emerged from the Milburn House shortly after noon. The senator appeared to be very jubilant. He stopped a moment be fore entering his automobile to express his great satisfaction at the president's condition. "Every bulletin is an improvement," said he, "and the last is the best«of all. Of course last night was an anxious one, but the president passed in safety without a change for the worse. The crucial peri od probably will extend through another day, possibly longer, but every hour now is a victory." "Is the president's mind clear?"' "Clear as a bell," replied the senator promptly. "Does he talk?" "As much as he is allowed to," he an swered smiling. "Mrs. McKinley was with the president for some little time this morning," he added. "She is doing splendidly." Then another admonition to the pho tographers to turn their batteries away, he and Secretary Hitchcock climbed into the auto and rode away to the Buffalo club. Mrs. McKinley In the Sick-room. Mrs. McKinley was admitted to the sick room this morning and had a brief stay with her afflicted husband. The veil of domestic privacy is, of course, thrown over the details of the meeting and any accounts of it are necessarily suppositious. Mrs. McKinley bore up well and displayed the same fortitude which has character ized her, as well as the president, since the tragic event occurred. Although there have been statements that Mrs. McKinley has not been apprized of the manner in which the president wa« injured, It can be stated positively that she is fully aware that he was shot, al though it has not been necessary to dwell upon the harrowing details of the affair. As much as possible she has been buoyed up by the encouraging attitude of the physicians, and she has responded by giv ing all her strength toward passing through the ordeal with calmness. Secretary Cortelyou remained near the president throughout the early hours of the day and then came out to get a breath of air. The secretary has been among the very few admitted within the sick room, even the members of the cabinet and others close to Mr. McKinley in publio life being kept from the chamber. Mr. Cortelyou shared in the feeling of satisfaction caused by the bulletins, but beyond that he would give no publio statement on the situation. Several oth ers who have been at the Milburn resi dence steadily came out for a rest, and one of these, who has had exceptional op portunities for observation, made the fol lowing general remark: The situation is entirely encouraging. Th« president* rettlesaaeta last night was quit*