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RUSSIAN SHIPS: ABE DISMANTLED Only Three of Port Arthur Squad ron Capable of Going to Sea. 3,500 JAPS KILLED IS RUSSIAN REPORT Every Indication Points to Im minent Fall of Port Arthur Forts. Chi-fu, June 9, 9:30 p. m.A Chi nese formerly employed In the ma chine shops at Port Arthur, who ar rived here to-day, says that only five of the nine largest Russian ships at Port Arthur are capable of going to sea, and that steam is kept up on but three of the five sound vessels. All guns from the damaged ships have been removed to the forts and the Bailors have gone to the front with the troops. The Russian warships, which for merly were painted black, are now Sainted gray, as are the vessels of the apanese fleet. Russian torpedo boats leave the harbor occasionally for half tin hour, but the larger warships can not get thru the entrance. The Russians are refusing permis sion to skilled workmen to leave Port Arthur, but many are escaping. Lit tle work is being done in the machine chops because of the confusion among the workmen each time firing is heard. One shell recently wrecked a ma chine shop building, but did no dam age to the machinery. Another shell wrecked the offices in the dockyards. Three hundred and fifty mines have been laid in the roadsted and many others have been placed around the shops in the naval basin. Some of the latter were exploded last week by lightning, but no damage was done. TALE OF JAP REPULSE Russians Retell Story of Port Arthur Storming. S Petersburg, June 9.Special dis patches from Liao-yang report Chin ese as bringing news that the Japan ese on June 2 attacked Port Arthur by land and sea, but were repulsed with a loss of 3,500 men and four ves sels, which, judging from the descrip tion given of them, were torpedo boats. Other dispatches give rumors of a naval battle between two fleets in the gulf of Pe-chi-li and a definite report of a bombardment in Liao-tung gulf near Kai-plng, which may foreshadow a landing there for the purpose of cut ting the railroad back of the Russian troops operating around Wafandian. The war office is in possession of Information which the officials declare warrants a contradiction of reports brought by Chinese fugitives to Chi-fu of a four days' land and sea attack on 'Port Arthur and of extensive damage the fort. An official dispatch from Rear Ad miral Wittsoeft, dated June 7, reports ..that the enemy has been bombarding Port Arthur intermittently from the .sea, but does not mention serious op erations from the land side. The gen eral staff seems certain that the en emy's siege guns have not yet been brought up. Discussing the Chinese reports brought to Chi-fu, a member of the general staff said: "We have had our own experience with the unreliability of Chinese re ports. The idea of the explosion of mines by a thunderstorm is absurd and the Chinese statement that the whole .garrison has gone to the front is wild ^nonsense, betraying the deepest ignor ance of the conditions governing the safeguarding of a fortress. The gar rison of each fort never leaves its post except to pursue a routed enemy. The troops contesting the advance upon the fortress are a few regiments of riflemen which have all the time been on the Kwan-tung peninsula for this purpose." At the admiralty the reported ac tion of the Japanese warships ing the ooast near Kai-chou will be Interpreted, if confirmed, as a demon stration to discourage sending a strong force south against General Oku's rear. The mystification concerning the strength of the force sent south con tinues. The war office, which seem ingly is not fully advised in regard to General Kuropatkin's plans, says the commander-in-chief's ability to detach an adequate force will depend Upon 'the number of troops at General 'Kuroki's disposal, concerning which apparently there is no accurate in formation here, altho the belief is that the Japanese commander has about forty-eight battalions at Feng-huang cheng and thirty-six in the vicinity of Taku-shan. The latest intelligence received at the war office is to the effect that the Japanese have abandoned their ad vance north of Feng-huang-cheng and west of Siu-yen. The Russians are holding Siu-yen and Saimatsza. While they decline to furnish spe cific information on the subject it seems certain the Russians are now in wireless communication with Port Ar thur. By no other way could the re ceipt of Admiral Wittsoeft's dispatch of June 7, reporting the intermittent bombardment of Port Arthur from the sea, be accounted for. While the above represents the of flclal view regarding the reports and the nature of the fighting around Port .Arthur, this city is ful of all kinds of wild stories and the public is in clined to credit the idea that the nemy has already begun serious Work against the fortress. (in shell- JAPS BOMBARD PORT ARTHUR Mikado's Men Keep Up Dally Firing and Harbor Is Tightly Bottled. Chi-fu, June 9, NoonChinese ar riving from Port Arthur say the entrance to the harbor is still blocked and large vessels are unable to pass in or out. Gunboats and torpedo boats can only effect a passage at high tide. The Russians have several for tified positions between the present positions, extended for a distance of seven miles out and under the forts at Port Arthur. The Japanese fleet is bombarding Port Arthur daily from a considerable distance off shore, fearing to attempt a closer range of fire on account of danger from Russian mines. The Chinese when leaving the town had great difficulty in securing pro visions and several junks which left "recently without food were supplied by the Japanese cruisers which stopped them. The Russian officials have notified the Chinese that officers who have treated the Chinese cruelly have been punished. Both sides are doing their .utmost to earn the good will of the Continued on Second Page. 5,000 SHOTS IN COLORADO BATTLE Union Men Behind Rocks Resist Military and One Is Killed 1 in Conflict. Victor, Ccl., June 9.A squad of mount ed Infantrymen left to-day In pursuit of fifty-three union miners said to be en camped In the Beaver creek region, east of this city. The troops have orders to shoot the men when found If they resist arrest. Cripple Creek, Col., June 9.After a night of intense excitement due to the battle between troops and strikers at Dunnville, a small skirmish on Big Bull Hill, and the wrecking of the Victor Record office, matters have quieted down in this military district and it is generally believed the worst is now over. Adjutant General Bell of the Col orado guard headed the party of 100 deputies to Dunnville. The posse was in search of union men supposed to be in hiding on account of the dynamit ing several days ago. The union men, numbering twenty five, had heard rumors of the ap proaching force and built a trench in which they fortified themselves. General Bell ordered his men to Are. The volley was returned, but owing to poor markmanshlp no dam age was done to Bell and his men. The firing continued for ten min utes, 5,000 shots being exchanged. The union men surrendered after one had been killed outright. Fourteen were wounded, three so badly that they are not expected to live. After the firing ceased Bell and his follow ers advanced and disarmed the others and with the wounded returned to the train. None of the posse was wounded. The citizens were armed with the latest patterns of Winchesters and It is considered remarkable that only one man was killed in the Dunn ville battle. The contesting forces were 200 soldiers and deputies, under personal command of General Bell, and sixty-five miners, who were se creted behind rocks and trees in the hills. The attacking party left its train and walked thru a narrow canyon into the open gulch where the town of Dunnville is located and was subjected to a hail of bullets from the rocks high above. Bullets struck about General Bell and literally sprinkled his boots with earth and broken rock, but he was cool and gave orders deliberately. He even thought to turn to a newspaper man who was standing a few feet away and shouted: "Cover up that white vest and take off that Panama!" They were excellent targets. After several minutes' hot work desultory firing was kept up for an hour. About twenty men were cap tured and fourteen of these, who are members of miners' unions, were brought to camp and imprisoned, the others being released. General Bell will not call for more troops, believing that-the two. com panies now on duty assisted by the sheriff'a deputies can cope with the small parties of miners scattered among the mountains. To queries on this point, General Bell answers: "See how those men fought without cover and death sing ing about their ears." General Bell was informed that men wanted for participation in the riot ing at Victor were at Dunnville and he made the raid for the purpose of capturing them. George R. Kyner, proprietor of the Victor Record, whose office and ma chinery were wrecked last night by a mob, said to-day that he would estab lish a new plant as soon as possible and resume publication of his news paper. He estimates his loss at $8,000. Tho the Record has been the official organ of the miners' union since the strike began last August, it has vigor ously denounced the assassinations which took place at Independence on Monday, and has been outspoken in support of law, order and justice. A grim reminder of the Indepen dence tragedy was furnished at Vic tor to-day by joint funeral services over the remains of five of the victims. "GUM SHOE" FOURTH IN GHIGAGO DOOMED Speolal to The Journal, Chicago, Jujie 9.The "gum shoe" Fourth of July seems destined to fail ure. The noiseless, well regulated, disciplined Fourth is now but an iri descent dream. The distribution of $10,000 worth of illuminated declarations of independ ence has been abandoned. There will be no free distribution of fire crackers, torpedoes and harmless pyrotechnics. It is likely that the whole scheme will be abandoned by the Chicago Amuse ment association. It is largely a matter of money. It is estimated $50,000 would pay the bill. Thus far nearly $5,000 has been subscribed and of that sum nearly $2,500 has been expended for office help and for the work of promulgat ing the new idea. Thirty stenographers and secretaries who have been busy with the affairs of the office for two weeks have been dismissed. POOR MISSIONARY, HEIR OF GEGIL RHODES New York Sun Special Service, Asheville, N. C, June 9.Mrs. Mary Virginia Rhodes Baker, an heiress of Cecil Rhodes, the diamond king, whose whereabouts have been been a mystery for several years, has turned up here. She has been advertised for far and wide. Mrs. Baker has been engaged in missionary work in the mountain and has barely eked out a living. It was by the merest chance that she discovered she was heir to Rhodes' estate. She was in conversa tion with some friends, one of whom recalled having seen the "want ad" relative to Rhodes. Mrs. Baker is 45. At 14 she married and moved to Georgia. Her husband lived only a few years and at 18 she was married to her second husband, a minister. He was killed in an accident a year ago. She has communicated with Consul General Evans relative to the fortune left ther. HOLDS UP $1,600,000 WARRANT. Boston, June 9.The warrant for $1,600,000 dra"wn on the national treasury, payable to Governor Bates of Massa chusetts on account of civil war claims of this state against the government, has been held up by J. B. Cotton of Washing ton, who was agent for Massachusetts In relation to these claims before con*. gress. Cotton claims* be was to receive 10 per cent of the fund secured. .%'!iki:s ,!*&?- T'" KNOX WILL HAYE SEAT IN SENATE Attorney General Seems Sure to Be the Successor of M. S. Quay. APM ATTORNEY GENERAL KNOX, Who May Resign to Seek Quay's Seat in the Senate. New York Sun Special Service. Philadelphia, June 9.H. C. Frick of Pittsburg announces that Attorney General Philander C. Knox.is a can didate for the senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator Quay. It is bfllevcsd that if President Roosevelt will agree to the withdrawal of Mr. Knox from the cabinet the attorney general will be acceptable to Senator Penrose ami the other state leaders. KNOX TO ASK ROOSEVELT Attorney General Will Not Resign If President Objects. Philadelphia, June 9.Attorney General Knox joined Henry C. Frick here to-day and consulted the repub lican leaders regarding the proposition to make him Mr. Quay's successor in the United States senate. This after noon Mr. Knox and Mr. Frick went to Washington, it is understood, to consult President Roosevelt as to the advisability of Mr. Knox resigning the attorney generalship to become United States senator. Should the president advise against such a course the belief is that Mr. Knox will retain his cabinet port folio and that another Pittsburg man, probably Francis L. Bobbins, will be the choice of the leaders. Former Attorney General Elkin, William Flinn and Leader Bigelow of Pittsburg were told of the agreement reached by the republican leaders and all appeared to be satisfied. Elkin and Bigelow were told that Governor Pennypacker was willing to appoint any man who was selected by the re publican leaders. Senator Penrose stated that no definite announcement would be made for a day or so. At 2:30 this afternoon Senator Pen rose and Insurance Commissioner Durham, who have been the leaders in the senatorial conferences, both stated positively that neither Attor ney General Knox nor H. C. Frick had gone to Washington. Mr. Dur ham said: "The whole senatorial matter was settled this morning and an announce ment could have been made at that time, but in deference to the Alle gheny county delegation the an nouncement was postponed until 4 o'clock this afternoon, when another meeting will be held. When asked if the selection of Mr. Knox as United States senator would be satisfactory to Mr. Flynn, Mr. Dur ham said: ,"The selection is as satisfactory to Mr. Flynn as tho he was going to be the next senator himself." Mr. Durham did not say' whether Continued .on Second Page. a&il ij0M^mmmmiAM -/.ft*' Defective Page COMING HIS WAY!" LEYIZ. LEITER DIES SUDDENLY Pioneer Chicago Merchant Prince Stricken by Bfeart Failure in Maine. Harbor, 'UTawv-dfune 9:Levi Z. of Chicago^ied .suddenly here Bar Leiter early to-day. He was the father of Lady Curzon' of Keddleston and of Joseph Leiter, well-known as a spec ulator and investor. Death occurred at 3:40 a. m. Mrs. Leiter and her two daughters were at the bedside. It has been decided that the funeral will be at Washington, D. C, but the arrival of Joseph Lei ter was awaited before the time was fixed. Mr. Leiter and family arrived here only a week ago. Heart failure was the direct cause. Mr. Leiter had not been in the best, of health for a long time. He was, however, as well as usual and went for a carriage drive during the day. He.was occupying the Vanderbilt cot tage. The drive taken yesterday by Mr. Leiter covered a distance of about twelve miles. Mrs. Leiter accom panied him and remarked on his good spirits. He spent the evening walking about the estate The attack which seized him during the night was similar to others which he had experienced and for which he kept remedies prescribed by his physi cian constantly on hand. Mrs. Leiter did not consider the trouble serious and administered the usual- medicine, but when the remedy failed the daughters were summoned and a doc tor was sent for. Meanwhile, repeated doses of the restorative brought no response from the patient and before the doctor arrived, Mr. Leiter was dead. LEADER AMONG PIONEERS. Leiter Long Prominent Iri Business Circles. Chicago. Chicago, June 9.Levi Z. Leiter was one of the most prominent of the pioneer merchants of Chicago. He began his career in this city in 1855 as an employee of the dry goods firm of Cooley, Wadsworth & Co., later becoming a partner in the firm. In 1865 Leiter and Marshall Field bought the controlling interest in the dry goods business of Potter Palmer, the firm becoming one of the most prominent in the west. Leiter retired from the dry goods business in 1881, since which time he has devoted much of his attention to the improvement and management of his extensive business properties and corporation interests. WILL HOLD NAN PATTERSON Coroner Sees Damning Evidence in Pawnbroker's 'Identification. New York, June 9.A pawnbroker, who is supposed to have sold the pis tol with which Caesar Young was shot, to-day identified "Nan" Patter son, who was with Young in the cab when the shooting occurred, as the person to whom he sold the weapon. "I have now obtained evidence that will hold this woman before a jury for the murder of Caesar Young, and I refuse to let her out on any bail, however large," said the coroner.i JUDGE ELLIOTT' AN LL. D. Degree Conferred by His Alma Mater, Marietta College. Special to The Journal. Marietta, Ohio, June 9.Judge Charles B. Elliott of Minneapolis is in attendance at the commencement exercises of Marietta college, of which he was formerly a student. The col lege conferred upon him the degree of doctor of laws. Judge Elliott delivered an address before the Alumni association which was received with great favor. H HEAVY SNOW IN COLORADO. $ $ Leadville, Col., June 9.A heavy snow storm began here to-day. Four inches of snow covers the ground. THUKSDAY EVENING, JUNE 9, 1904. 14 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. LODGE'S SEAT IN SENATE AT STAKE Canadian Reciprocity Fight in Boston Hot Enough to Threaten Chief Joe. SENATOR H. C. LODGE, Whose Seat Is Menaced by the Red procity Fight. Special to The Journal. Boston, June 9.Business men of New England are making a determined fight for a reciprocal trade arrange ment with Canada, and they believe they-are going to win, despite the an tagonism of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and the republican machine politicians, who have been vigorously opposing them since the movement assumed active form after the elec tion to thet chairmanship of the Bos ton Chamber of Commerce last winter of Henry M. Whitney, one of the best known steamship men in New Eng land. Not only will they win, the business men think, but they... feel they have succeeded in so arousing public senti ment that Senator Lodge will have to withdraw his opposition or sacrifice his chances of getting another term In the senate and cause a loss of re publican strength in New England that may never be regained. That there is a demand for Cana dian reciprocity that the republican machine cannot afford to ignore is shown by the approval the efforts of Mr. Whitney and the Chamber of Commerce are meeting. A petition was started a few weeks ago asking the Chamber of Commerce to call a public meeting at whioh those in fa vor of reciprocity could express their views, and within a remarkably short time the petition had 35,000 names, most of them of leading business men of Boston and a few cities and towns just outside of Boston. WORLD'S PAIR TO PAY UP Francis Tells 8haw the Government Need Not Foreclose. New York Sun Special Servioe. St. Louis,, June 9.In answer to Sec retary Shaw's assertion that he feared he might have to act as receiver for the ex position, President Francis stated to-day that the money due the government on the world's fair loan of $4,000,000 will be paid on schedule time. The law provides that 40 per cent of the gate receipts be tween June 1 and 15 shall be paid to the government, and President Francfe is con fident that all the Installments .will be met readily. 44L% SANTO DOMINGO AT PEACE Revolt Ended and AH Ports Open to Com merce. Washington, June 9.The navy depart ment t6-day received a cablegram from Admiral Sigsbee, dated Monte Christi, last night, which says: "Custom-house here will begin the transaction of business June 9. All ports of Santo Domingo now open to commerce. Revolution now ended*" $& SUDDEN DEATH IN AUTOMOBILE John Clark Empires While Riding on Park,Avenue With His Wife. John Clark, an elderly man living at 1027 University avenue SB,.died at 2:80 in his automobile in front of 2022 Park avenue. Dr. F. R. Woodard was called, but found life extinct, and the coroner was summoned. Mr. Clark was accompanied by his wife and a woman friend. Turning from Franklin into Park he was ob served to loosen his grip. The auto mobile stopped and Mr. Clark was carried to the boulevard. SHIPPING TROST ENTERS RATE WAR Fares to America TumbleOun ard Company Now Stands Alone. New York Bon Speolal Servioe. London, June 9.Under the head ing, "Morgan Shipping Trust Joins in Rate War," the Daily Mail publishes a special dispatch from Hamburg, say ing that an important extension of the Atlantic rate cutting war is an nounced. Owing to the pressure exer cised hy the German shipping com panies, the British and American con ference lines have reduced their third oiass fares to America to $15, while the American last lowered its price to $10. The conference lines have also ad hered to combative measures in Scan dinavia by a further reduction of rates. In view of the competition with the Cunard lines, the German companies will be allowed to forward emigrants to ports by rail, and thus further un derbid their rivals. The Cunard company now stands alone. Every possible rival has joined in the attack. Steamer passengers will, be taken from Liverpool and Glasgow not only to American but to Canadian ports. It is believed that the Cunard company will increase its second cabin space at the expense of its steerage and it is suggested in shipping circles that when the Cunard does start re taliation the cutting may be expected in second class passage rates, rather than in emigrant traffic EAST INDIAN GIRLS TO STUDY IN AMERICA San Francisco, June 9.Two young women, natives of India, tj* search of education as they expect to find it in America, arrived to-day on the.Coptic, They are Miss Ethel and Nora Maya Das and are daughters of a higlr caste East Indian, who holds a high com mission in the British army. They are traveling under the chaperonage of Rev. F. S. Hatch, M. A., general secretary of the Christian Endeavor society in India. The young women expect to enter some eastern college, but have made no selection. They go from here to Boston. They speak English and are both well versed in Sanscrit and Persian. Of Latin and Greek, however, they have no knowledge. They hope to re turn to India as full-fledged mis sionaries. HAIRY SECT IMADES CHICAGO ON CRDSADE New York Bun Special Servioe. Chicago, June 9.The "flying roll ers" of Michigan, a new sect which professes to be close imitators of Je sus, the Nazarene, invaded Chicago and propose to convert the city. "It is the ihgetting of the children of Israel," said Charles Dissen, who led the party. "We are chosen of the Lord and I am the twentieth cen tury disciple of Jesus." The four men of the party wore their hair long, and their beards reach to their belts. "The Nazaretic law forbade the clipping of the hair or the trimming of beards," said Mr. Dissen. Jesus observed that law and so do we. We live as Jesus lived. In those days the faithful brought their wealth and threw it at the feet of Jesus. That's the way we do. What I have belongs to the cause, and what Sister Caper has is mine and mine is hers." "Is it against the rules of your be lief to bathe?" was asked. "That is a matter of personal privi- lege," said Mr. Dissen. "We can bathe if we wish." FATHER AND DAUGHTER MURDERED FOR MONEY Crookston, Minn., June 9.-N. O. Dahl, of this city, and his daughter Agot, aged 18, who left here in March, are believed to have been murdered In or near a claim shanty near Quir ing, in Clearwater county. Dahl was the father of Mrs, C. C. Strander and Mrs. O. C. Rood, of this city. Dahl and his daughter were last seen in the house on April 3. April 11 neighbors called and found the house empty. The table was set and clothing of the two was hanging on the walls. It was supposed by the neighbors that they had returned to Crookston. Relatives in Crookston not hearing from them made inquiries. Sheriff Bailey was notified and war rants were sworn out at Bemidji for three suspects, who will be captured soon. It was thought at Quiring that Dahl was wealthy and this, it is be believed, led to the double murder. In reality~he had but about $150. CARDINAL SATOLU LANDS. New York, June 9.Cardinal Satolli was a passenger on the steamer Princess Irene, which arrived here to-day fro-|t Genoa, Naples and Gibraltar. The car dinal was accompanied by Rev. Messrs. McConnell, Perry and Sullivan. FAMILY PER13HE8 IN FLAMES. Magga'rd. Ky., June 9.The home of Henry Suthern, near this place, was burned last night and all of the occupants perished. The charred remains of Mr. and Mrs. Suthern and their daughter, Jennie, were fovnA tft-daor. br neighbors. *2teMskfit**Mi V^fofi r^--^- *:,"&&.. 'immifm^$MffWi!(\M AMIGA'S WRATH HANGS OYER MOOR Hay Orders Yankee Consul Not to Recognize Right of Brigandage. Marines Guard American. Tangier, June 9.The American consul has sent two unarmed ma rines to the residence of Countess de Buisserat (formerly Miss Story of New York) wife of the Belgian minia ter. The countess is living in an iso lated house, and as the count, her husband, is at Fez, the marines were sent to her home as a precautionary measure. These are the only Amer ican marines landed here. The sultan's troops at Tangier have received orders to proceed to Fes. Thus another of Raisuli's conditions has been granted. The sultan appar ently is granting the bandit chief's demands piecemeal, so as not to un duly excite the Moors or emphasize his humiliating position. Letters received from Perdicaris, the kidnapped American, say he is suffering from sickness and a doctor of the United States cruiser Baltimore is under orders to proceed to see him. Negotiations for a safe conduct are proceeding. The negotiations for the release Of the captives are progressing slowly, CROWD CRAZY TO SEE S. MAS Court Reduces Bail to $30,000 Woman Says She Wag Blackmailed. New York, June 9.Mrs. Hannah Ellas, held on an extortion charge, was taken before Justice Clarke in tn$'-'supreme court to-day/on habeas corpus proceedings. Sixteen patrol men who had'been detailed to handle the crowd which clamored for ad mittance to the court room, were al most overwhelmed, and when an offi cer from the Tombs arrived with the prisoner all the passageways were practically blocked. There was some show of disorder as the officer and the prisoner forced their way thru the crowd, but it was soon quelled and the. prisoner was taken to a'seat within the bar enoiosure. After hearing arguments, Justice Clarke ordered that bail be reduced from tffcO,000 to $30,000. He also dis missed the writ of habeas corpus and remanded the prisoner to the Tombs. He said that bail could be accepted by the magistrate in the case, Mrs. Elias' Defense. Mrs. Elias says she herself has long been an objeot of blackmail, and it is Sense iredicted that that will be her de when she comes to trial. She says that she stood the pecuniary drain as long as she could, under threats that her relations with John K. Piatt would be exposed. Unable to submit to it longer, however, she told Mr. Piatt of the conditions. He, she says, met the demands of the blackmailers rather than hays Jhelr story published. DUnDONALD HITS FROM SHOULDER 1 1 i 1- Mi N MARINES SENT FROM OHADWIOK'S WARSHIPS Guards Stationed at Belgian Le gation for Former Ameri can Woman. Washington, June 9.Secretary Hay to-day cabled Consul General Gummere at Tangier instructions for dealing with the brigand Raisuli, the point of which is a positive injunction to refrain from committing the United States government to any guarantee of immunity for the brigands or in any way to take any action that would amount to the 'recognition of the right of brigandage and blackmail in Morocco. This attitude will be ad hered to regardless of consequences to Perdicaris. i wi?v *i i -3 .1 -ack i .r-m 3*$ Sensation Caused in Military Circles by His Attack on Minister Fisher. $. Special to Tho Journal. Winnipeg, Man., June 9.The speech delivered by Lord Dundonald at a recent military dinner in Mon treal, in which he strongly criticised Mr. Fisher, minister of agriculture, for his action in connection with a militia appointment, has created a tremendous sensation in military cir cles and the end of the matter is not yet. The militia officers in Montreal are determined to stand by him and declare if he goes they go too. It is generally believed that Dundonald. made the speech in question with the full intention of directing public opin ion to a grave abuse. He said in part: "When a nation is at war and when danger stares that nation in the face, it intrusts promotions and selections for advancement to the general whom it intrusts to lead it. Political intrigue for personal advancement is dormant in times of national terror, but when peace comes political wiles and schemes begin to weave nets. I care not who the man is who advances one man or penalizes another on account of his political color. I say that man, whosoever he may be, isn't the friend of his country. "Recently a gross instance of politi cal interference occurred. I sent a list of officers to the Gazette and received the list back with the name of one officer scratched Out by the minister of agriculture. I feel certain that had Mr. Fisher's life led him to be a sol dier instead of to agriculture, he would feel annoyed on personal grounds on the extraordinary lack ov etiquette involved in scratching a name put forward by a man whose business it is to find efficient officers, of the militia." RENSSELAER INSTITUTE BURNS. Troy, N. Y., June -9.The Rensselaer Polytechnic institute main building was totally destroyed by fire early to-day. The loss will exceed $200,000,,