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No. 15,145. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1901?TWELVE PAGES. TWO CENTS.
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BUFFALO. N. Y.. September 10.?For twenty-four hours every report that has come out of the Milburn house has been of progressive improvement in the President's condition. There has not been even a mo mentary relapse, but a steady gain right along. The doctors this morning would not publicly admit that the danger point had been passed, but every one believes that they regard the President as even now en tering upon convalscence. The physicians are amazed at the recu ? peratlve powers of the President, as they also marveled at his courage and self-pos session at a time when all thought that he was at the very portals of death. The doc tors do not expect a relapse or unfavor able conditions. On the contrary, they are anticipating the day when the President may sit up and figure it to be about four weeks hence. Had a Good Xiicht. The President had a good night, by far the most comfortable one since he was shot. His pulse was somewhat erratic and Irregular, but that occasioned no alarm nor particular concern; in fact, Dr. McBurney called soon after 8 o'clock this morning and was well pleased with the progress the patient had made during the night. The surgeous are deluged with communi cations. some of them of a very queer na ture. There are letters from almost every section of the country and from practically every state in the Union. Some are not content with the promptness of the malls end have been bombarding the surgeons with telegrams. In two Instances, it is said that bulky packages were received by express containing not only specially pre pared nourishment, but a complete chart for treatment, with accompanying medi cines to be given to the President. One correspondent called attention to the fact that the doctors In working to save the President also are working to save the life of the miscreant who shot him. Several typewritten pages are said to be devoted to a philosophical analysis of the problem of how the recovery of the President means that the man who sought to kill him will escape the death penalty himself. Considerate of the President. The writer concludes, however, that the first thing to be done Is to save the life of the President, and adds that It is his firm conviction that if the President's assailant lives through a trial by a jury of twelve American citizens he will not sojourn at a penitentiary or prison any longer than Is necessarj- to fit him to become an Inmate of an institution for the Insane. The writer trusts that the surgeons will take the same view of the matter as him self, particularly with reference to the character of the institution in which Czol golsz eventually shall be confined, pointing out that thereby he would undergo servi . tude for life. In that way, the sentence of ten years for assault with Indent to kill, the limit prescribed by the penal code, would bi extended to life Imprisonment for In sanity. Hundreds of doctors have been unable to restrain expression of their Interest and solicitude for the welfare of the President. Some have written telling what to do In thif, emergency or what to do in that con tingency, or. above all, what to do if cer tain symptoms were manifest. Others have advised whom to call Into consultation. It Is intimated that one or two letters have not been quite temperate in their tone, but have Intimated dire disaster if the Presi dent should fail to recover. The fervor of th>? writers of these letters is properly at tributed to their anxiety over the condi tion of the President and their great hope for his recovery. laipussible to Answer the Letter*. It has been impossible for the surgeons to answer, or even attempt to answer, any part of the many queries they receive from all over the country, particularly from physicians, asking for the latest informa tion or as to details of the treatment. Many of the queries relate to the nour ishment taken by the President. The writers want to know what food the Presi dent receives. Out of the national gloom, caused by the attempted assassination of President Mc Kinley. Is to come an occasion for national thanksgiving. Buffalo Is to be the center and the Pan-American exposition the cli max of it. Director General William A. Buchanan made the formal announcement that plans are under way for a national demonstra tion, patriotic, reverential, as a thanksgiv ing, so that all of the people of the United States and the whole world can simulta neously rejoice. Orators, statesmen, di vines and public-spirited men from every state In the Union are to be Invited to par ticipate. Arrangements are to be perfected so that at a certain hour of the day set apart a click of the telegraph will set the whole Country ringing and reverberating with |>ells, whistles and the shouts of people. To lie International In Character. It will not merely be a happy day for this Country, but for the people of all countries. Pouth American republics will be partic ularly prominent In the festivity, and the effect will reach Europe. Of course, the plans are tentative and conditional upon President ilcKinley's re covery. President MeKinley himself has expressed the desire that the exposition k?ep up its spirit and prosper. It was the outgrowth of this wish that a special day for national rejoicing be set apart and made the greatest In the exposition's his tory. The exact time for the celebration has not yet definitely been decided upon, but Director General Buchanan says It will be between now and September 25. The subject came under the attention of the exposition directors yesterday. It was at once de cided that the plan would be the best to prevent any possible apathy that might re sult and go broadcast over the country because of the misfortune of last Friday. Twice yesterday Vice President Theodore Roosevelt walked from the residence of Ansley Wilcox, at Delaware avenue and North street, where he is staying, to the residence of John G. Milburn, at Delaware and West Ferry streets, where President MeKinley Is being cared for, and back again. Would Not Ride In Carriage. On both occasions his host, Mr. Wilcox, wanted to order his carriage around for the convenience of Colonel Roosevelt, but both times he refused the carriage and per suaded others who were in his party to "stretch their legs," as he put it. They, I however, were more concerned about the safety of the Vice President than other wise. but he good-naturedly informed them that he had no fear on this score, and en deavored to assure his friends that no harm would come to him on either of the walks. As Vice President Roosevelt came out of the Wilcox residence two detectives from the Buffalo police headquarters were on Delaware avenue, a short distance be low the house. The local detective who was on guard in front of the residence at the time signaled to the other detectives as a sign that it was^ the Vice President who was coming out, and immediately one detective mounted a wheel and rode up the avenue, while the other one walked along behind the Vice President at a dis tance of about twenty feet. Both detec tives were in plain clothes, and the average : person would not have realized that they were acting as a bodyguard to Vice Presi dent Roosevelt. A telegraph instrument has been placed in the Wilcox residence for Vice President Roosevelt's use, and Wm. Jeffers of the United States Senate telegraphers is in charge. Beginning at 0 o'clock last night, Czol gosz's guard, which had consisted of two, was reduced to one man. He is a patrol man selected from those on duty in the first precinct. Now that all fear of the prisoner being taken from the building by a mob has passed Superintendent Bull con sidered one man sufficient. He will sit directly outside the prisoner's cell, and will watch him constantly. This is to prevent any attempt on the part of the man to escape the consequences of his crime by taking his life. Jamen Parker'* Experience. James Parker, the big negro who par ticipated in the struggle with President McKinley's assailant in the Temple of Mu sic immediately after the shots had been fired, has capitalized his fame. Parker is a waiter, and has been employed on the exposition grounds. He is of colossal build, tall, broad-shouldered, massive-limbed, and of great muscular development and strength. The details of the shooting as related by Parker were thrilling. He vividly por trayed the struggle when Czolgosz sank to the floor beneath the blows rained upon him. Admiration for Parker grew as his experiences and his story increased. Event- | ually some of the listeners became enthu siastic, and when Parker told how he j seized the anarchist and bore him down and banged him on the floor and ieaped | upon him, and crushed him beneath the ! weight of his chest and stomach, an enthu siast pushed forward and begged for a piece of the waistcoat which Parker wore and against which the anarchist had been pressed when Parker leaped on him. Parker gave the man a piece of his waist coat. Then another and another and an other of those standing by watching want ed pieces as souvenirs. Finally a man beg ged a button from the waistcoat, and it was cut off with a knife. Then another man offered a quarter for a button. "I'll give $1 for one of the buttons," said a man. He got a button. Then another did likewise. If Parker had been twenty feet tall with a waistcoat reaching from his chin to his toes, with buttons on it every inch of the way, the supply would not have been sufficient for the demand. A woman conceived the whim that she must have the necktie that Parker wore, while another woman wanted a lock of bis hair. Parker laughed and said that he feared he could not give her a lock, but he might be willing to spare a kink. Eventually this craze for clothes belong ing to the big negro became so pronounced that two men appeared and wanted to buy the shoes that Parker wore, because it was said that with them he had kicked Czolgosz and had stamped on his face. The price offered for each shoe was $5, and one of the men remarlftd that he would have given $25 if necessary, and that he would have given $1,000 if Parker or any one else had stamped the life out of Czol gosz, without stopping to think about his shoes. President Sure of Recovery. It is said that the President himself is sure of recovery. He does not waver for a moment In this belief, and the doctors encourage him in the idea. Today the weather Is cool and very favorable for the patient. The only nourishment the Presi dent has been given thus far has been an injection of tepid water and the white of an egg. and this course of diet will probably be continued for several days. The surgeons held their first consultation of the day be tween 8 and 9 o'clock this morning. Dr. McBurney, also being present. The result of their Inquiry into, the patient's condi tion was the issuance of another favorable bulletin. When Dr. Park came out after the consultation his face fairly bore satis faction. and he said that the President's condition was, as he colloquially expressed it. "lovely." Dr. Parker was asked the direct question whether he considered the President out of danger. He replied that he did, and added that unless unexpected complications arise the President is expect ed to recover. Everybody In Good Spirits. As conditions brighten about the Milburn house the contagion of rising good spir its spreads to every one in the neighbor hood. The noted public men who visit the house stop and laugh and talk with the newspaper men, and Senator Hanna feels so good he chaffs the boys as he comes in and out. Todajr Secretaries Wilson and Hitchcock and Postmaster General Smith came up the walk and met Senator Han na and General Grosvenor coming down. They stopped to talk, and immediately bang, ban;?," went the battery of cameras, snapping their shutters. Then Senator Hanna and Mr. Smith drew aside for a talk and the photographic artillery again deployed for position to get them within range. Then out came Senator Fairbanks and Controller Dawes, and the emerging party came down the line, where they were promptly called upon by the newspaper men, charged by horse, foot and dragoon and rounded up. "We surrender," said Senator Hanna. Then give up," said the newspaper men, and each official proceeded to repeat the story of cheering news that has been told by every visitor today. Then up drove a wagon and unloaded four gigantic and magnificent bunchcs of American Beauties, Kaiserine and Neil roses, a gift from the governor of Rhode Island to President McKinley. They were stacked against a tree and again the cam eras got. to work. Half of the flowers were sent in the house. Dr. Mcllnrnej- Confident. Dr. McBurney came out of the house about an hour after the other doctors and talked freely about his patient. He said that while it was too early to say that the President was out of danger, the possibili ty of blood poisoning and peritonitis was "very, very remote." He added that for himself he was so little concerned about today b developments that he was going to Niagara Falls sight-seeing. "Why, in a couple of weeks I expect the President will be abusing us for not letting him sit up, but the outside wound in his stomach ought to have three weeks to heal." Commissioner Macfarland after a visit to the Milburn house this morning came away radiant with hope. "My -own opin ion," said Mr. Macfarland to The Star correspondent, "Is that the period of con valescence has really begun, although the physicians hesitate to so pronounce. Sena tor Hanna is so confident that everything is going well that he left for Cleveland this afternoon to join the G. A. R. encamp ment. Mr. Macfhrland when he called this morning left with Secretary Cortelyou the hearty congratulations of the people of the District of Columbia upon the Presi dent s steady progress to recovery, telling him that the national capital was follow ing with interest and great hope the favor able developments. General Grosvenor came in this morn ing and drove up to the Milburn house with Senator Hanna. A secret service man was also in the carriage, for all of the distinguished persons in Buffalo are being carefully guarded. General Grosvenor came out of the house looking pleased. "There is perfect confi dence in that house that the President will get well," he said. Is that confidence shared by every body?" he was asked. "Yes, by everybody," was the reply. The members of the cabinet remaining in the city were together informally in the Milburn house for a couple of hours. No public business was transacted, however, and the discussion was of a very general character, touching mainly on the Presi dent's condition. Every member of the cabinet here is confident the Pr<*sident will recover, and that he is now on the mend. The cabinet officers now here will remain for a few days. Vicf President Roosevelt came out of the Milburn house at 12:30: "I regard the President's recovery as as sured," he said, "and I shall leave for my home this afternoon or evening." N. O. M. PUNCHED ANARCHIST'S HEAD. Mr. W. Riley Deeltle PiKnrea In EpI ? node at Buffalo. Special From a Staff Correspondent. BUFFALO, N. Y., September 10.?A ^veil known citizen of Washington, who has a real estate office on the north side of F street between 13th and 14th streets, fig ured in an exciting episode on the exposi tion grounds. He was in an ante room, when he overheard a man make a slurring remark about the President and favorable to the anarchist. Quick as a flash the Washingtonian smashed him in the jaw with his ftet-and squared off for another crack. "What did you hit me for?" roared the fellow, an ugly-looking brute. "Because you made that remark," said the Washingtonian, pale with anger. I "Yes, and I'd " began the fellow. [ "Don't you say it! Don't, you say It!" cried the F street man, seizing him by the collar. "If you open your mouth I will punch your head through this partition." And, suiting the action to the word, he banged the fellow's head against the win dow partition until the wall shivered. Two or three other men were dancing around by this time in pugilistic attitudes, crying for a chance to get at the chap. "Let me have a crack at him!" they cried, but the Washingtonian insisted upon a mo nopoly, and was getting ready to trounce him soundly, when the fellow ducked, ran out of the room, and, slamming the door behind him, was lost to the crowd. The Washingtonian when he heard that I had the story hunted me up and said that his name could not be printed. He worked upon my feelings so that r promised not to print his name. But upon reflection I think I did not promise that I would not describe him so that he will be recognized and he ought to be recognized. He is well known In business and social circles and a member of an old Georgetown family. He is a good-looking, athletic fel low with blue eyes, sandy mustache and regular features. His office is about the middle of the square and?for I can't keep it back?his name begins with "D." Now, do you know him. He was altogether too modest about the affair and will probably want to push the writer's head through a partition after this, but the story will have to be told on him nevertheless. It's too good to keep. Note to Editor?It was W. Riley Deeble. ' . . ^ N- O. M. TO KEEP OUT ANARCHISTS. Bill to Be Introduced In Wlaconain Legislature Next Seaalon. MILWAUKEE, Wis., September 10.?Sen ator Julius E. Roehr will introduce a bill In the next session of the legislature to ex clude from the state all Anarchists and those engaged In teaching the doctrines of lawlessness. "I believe." he said, "that the best wny anarchists and anarchism Is to make this class keep out of the state Every s^te ought to pass such laws and then tWere would be no open p reaching of lawlessness In the country. I intend to introduce such a measure at the next ses sion of the legislature unless before that there are better plans devised for fighting anarchy and anarchism." Appointed Foremen. The public printer has appointed William M. Bass of Indiana foreman In charge of the Congressional Record, and W. H. Hlck SvLioi Maryland forem? oX the secoitf TO PUNISH ASSASSIN Provisions of Statutes Regarding Conspiracies. VIEW OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL * Has a Conference With Attorney General Knox. EFFORTS OF DETECTIVES Attorney General Knox returned to Wash Jngton this morning, having telegraphed last night that the President's condition was such as to warrant him coming away from Buffalo. Immediately after arriving at the Department of Justice Mr. Knox sent for Solicitor General Richards and had a long conference with him, during which the attempted assassination of President McKinley apd what it is possible to do with the assassin were discussed. While the general opinion is that Czolgosz can not be reached under federal statutes it is believed that if there la any way to do it Mr. Knox and Mr. Richards will find that way. The latter went through the federal stat utes yesterday and found two sections of the law which might apply In case It Is found that there has been a conspiracy. These are sections 5508 -4BM1-88O0. The law was passed In 1870, and was intended to ap ply to the elective franchise and civil rights of citizens. Mr. Richards, who is one of the best lawyers In the country and was attorney general of Ohio when President McKinley was governor, firmly believes that the law can be made to apply to Czol gosz if it can be proved that there was a conspiracy. The two sections named are as* follows: To Punish Conspiracy. "Section 5508?If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten or in timidate any citizen In the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or law? of the United States, or because of his hav ing so exercised the same; or If two or more persons go in disguise on the high way, of on the premfares of another, with Intent to prevent or hinder his free exer cise of enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured, they shall be fined not more than $5,000, and imprisoned not more than ten years; and shall moreover be thereafter ineligible to any office or place of honor, profit or trust, created by the Constitution or laws of the United States. "Section 550U-If in the set of violating any provision In either of the two preced ing sections any other felony or misde meanor be committed, the offenders shall be punished for the same with such pun ishment as Is attached to such felony or misdemeanor by the laws of the state in which the offense is committed." D1icii?(Iiik (he* Statutes. Speaking of section 5508, Mr. Richards said to a Star reporter "in the case of Logan against the Unite? States, 144 U. S., page 203, the Supreme Court of the United States held that a citizen of the United States in the custody of a United States marshal has the right to be protected by the United States against lawless violence. This is a right secured to him by the Con stitution, and a conspiracy to murder the marshal was held punishable under sec tion 5508. In the recent case of Motes against the United States, decided In May, 1JH)0, a conspiracy to murder a citizen who gave the government information respect ing the violation of the internal revenue laws, was held punishable under this sec tion. It is noticeable that this conspiracy was carried out. Thompson was murdered, and the conviction of Motes for this mur der under sections 5508 and 5509 was sus tained. Obviously the President, in the exercise of his office as President, is en Joying a right and discharging a duty se cured and imposed by the Constitution, and a conspiracy to murder him because he is President Is punishable under these sec tions." Prlaon Allowance. The punishment under the conspiracy clause is ten years, and this Is about the same penalty that the New York laws pro vide against the criminal Federal prisoners are sent to whatever prisons the Judges and the Department of Justice designate. Alls'ate prisons, and federal prisons also, provide a time allowance for good behavior. This al lowance in New York is considerable. If Czolgosz could be convicted under the sec tions mentioned and sentenced to ten years he could be sent to whatever prison the shortest time allowance was given, so as to make his sentence as long as possible. The fine of $5,000 would not lengthen his 1 sentence. In Buffalo the state authorities are talk ing of indicting Czolgosz on five or six sep arate counts. These counts would include carrying concealed weapons and threatened assault against the men who bore him to the floor and disarmed him. The total im prisonment on all these founts could be made almost thirty years. Trying to Discover Conspirators. The secret service and the police officials in nearly every city in the country are in- . vestlgatlng closely the matter of a con spiracy In the shooting of the President and it is felt that if there was a conspir acy the facts will be unearthed. In case -Jhls is shown the Department of Justice ?tnay proceed against Czolgosz and his fel low-conspirators under the sections men tioned. CONDITIO* STEADILY IMPROVING. Controller Dawes' BncouraclBg Re port KeK&rding the President. Charles G. Dawes, eontiwller of the cur rency, one of the Presideat's closest per sonal friends, sent tha following encourag ing telegram from Buffalo to a friend here: "The President's condition is steadily im proving and his recovery saems almost cer tain." ???. ? HORROR AT TUB CRIME. Earl of Selborne tends Note to Am bassador Cbaate. IiONDON, September lO.-The United States ambassador, Joseph H. Choate, has received from the first lord of the admiral ty, the Karl of Selborne, the following mes sage in behalf of the SritJoh navy and ad miralty: "Allow me to give expression to the uni versal feeling of horror* at the attempt on the life of the President, and the earnest prayer of all the subjects of his majesty that the President may long be spared to his family and the service of his country. The respectful sympathy of all of us Is with Mr. McKinley at this time of such grave anxiety and suspense." ? ? ? THE ASSASSIN'S AGE. Former Neighbor of the Family Says He |a Twenty-Seven. D13TROIT, September 10.?From 1874 to 1875 the family of Le^n Czolgosz, the assail ant of President McKiOley, lived in Detroit, and former neighbors assert that Leon was born here in the summer of 1814. A search of eld city directories resulted in locating the Czolgosa family at 141 Benton street in 1874. Inquiry la .neighborhood Avreloped several persons who had known the fam ily. J. J. Lorkowski, a prominent Polish saloonkeeper, lived across from the Csol gosz family on Benton street and knew the father well. He is sure that a boy who was born in the Benton street house in 1874 was Leon. Lorkowski says that Czolgosz moved to Posen, Mich, near Al pena, in 1875, going later to Alpena. If this information is cerrect Leon Czolgosz is twenty-seven years of age Instead of twen ty-eight. as he asserts.-When this was point ed out to Lorkowski. who is a very intel ligent man, he said that many Polish boys did not know their age, and he presumed that Czolgosz was not sure of his. If Leon was born in Alpena, as has been thought, he is not over twenty-six years of age, as the family did not move there until 1876. FIRE IN SALT LAKE CITY. Offices of the Oregon Short Line Barn Today. SALT LAKE, Utah. September 10.?A two-story brick building extending from 212 to 222 Southwest Temple street, in which were located the general offices of the Oregon Short Line railway, was burned today. The fire originated in the basement of the Mine and Smelter Company, occupying the west half of the ground floor. A small quantity of dynamite stored there explod ed, blowing out the south wall and severe ly Injuring four firemen. Assistant Chief McCarthy was severely hurt. The explo sion wrecked the vault in the chief engi neer's office of the Short Line railway and nearly all the records of the road, includ ing the plans of the New Salt Lake-Los Angeles extension, were lost. The loss probably will approximate J250.000. GENERAL KITCHENER'S REPORT. He Claims Good Result* In Campaign " Recently. LONDON, September 10.?The following dispatch has been received from Lord Kitchener, dated Pretoria, today: "Since September 2 the columns have again got good results, the total bag being 681, composed of 67 killed, 67 wounded, 384 made prisoners and 163 surrendered; also 175) rifles, 65,211 rounds of ammunition, 3,400 horses and 19,000 head of cattle." Lord Kitchener further says that the sit uation in Cape Colony is unchanged, ex cepting the capture of Lotter"s command, reported last week. DR. KRAUSE ARRAIGNED. Charged Wltlv Treason Agalmt the British Government. LONDON, September 10.?Dr. Krause, former governor of Johannesburg, who was arrested last week and arraigned in the Bow Street police court on a charge of treason and remanded, was brought up again in the same court today. Dr. Krause was Informed that a warrant charging him with incitement to murder was issued in the Transvaal. Sir George Lewis, on be half of the prisoner, said it seemed strange since Dr. Krause had been In England fourteen months as a paroled prisoner of war that warrants should be issued in the Transvaal because of acts committed in England, and he asked how could a gen tleman not an English subject be charged with high treason. The case was adjourned to await tne ar rival of papers from the Transvaal. PLOTTING TO KILL PRESIDENT. | - ? Chicago Man Heard Men Talking: at Railway Station There. CHICAGO, September 10.?Charles Mc Murray, employed by a wholesale grocer} house in this city, has notified the police that on the night of July 12 or 13, he is not sure which, while waiting for his sub urban train at the main station of the Il linois Central road, he overheard three men discussing plans to kill President McKlnley and two well-known New York capitalists. After talking a few minutes the three shook hands and went toward the Michigan Cen- j tral train for Buffalo. McMurray says he told the policeman on duty at the station, and after a few days ? had practically forgotten the occurrence. The description of one of the men given by ] McMurray is not unlike the appearance of Czolgosz, and it is known that on Jul\ 1? j he was in Chicago, going east to Buffalo j that night. ? ? ? PRAYER FOR THE PRESIDENT. Joint Service at Cumberland, In Re sponse to Governor's Notice. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. CUMBERLAND, Md., September 10.?In response to Governor Smith's proclamation a union service for prayer for the recovery of President McKlnley was held at 10:30 o'clock this morning at Center Street Meth odist Episcopal Church, Rev. Andrew J. Gill, pastor. Besides Rev. Mr. Gill, Who had charge of the service. Rev. Theodore J. Yost, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Ohurch; Rev. Dr. James E. Moffatt, pastor of the First Pres byterian Church; Rev. W. A. Melvin, pas tor of the Methodist Protestant Church; Rev. Albert H. Zimmerman, pastor of Kingsley M. E. Church; Rev. William Dyre McCurdy, pastor of the First Baptist Church; Rev. Edgar Sutherland, pastor of St John's Lutheran Church, this city, and Rev Dr. J. C. Nicholson of Washington, D. C., participated. About 500 people were present and joined In the singing of con soling hymns, including "Lead, Kindly Light," the President's favorite. Addresses were made by Revs. Gill, Mof tett and tost, all the clergy Indulging in prayer. The services ended in silent prayer. A short intercessory service was held to day at Emanuel Episcopal Church, Rev. Frederick B. Howden, the rector, officl a'ting. DENVER, Col., September 10.?Governor Orman has Issued a proclamation setting aside Wednesday, September 11, as a day of prayer for the recovery of President Mc Klnley, and requesting that every loyal citizen of the state join in a prayer service for the speedy recovery of the chief mag istrate. + ? ? RUN OVER BY TRAIN. Suggestion of Mnrder In Death of Yonng Woman, Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. SUFFOLK, Va., September 10.?A well dressed young woman was run over this morning by the "Cannon. Ball" train near Petersburg and horribly mangled. Parts of her person were strewn along the tracks for several hundred feet. The engineer says she was lying across the track before being struck, and he does not know whether she was dead or asleep. Foul play is sus pected. ? ? CABINET MEMBERS RETURN. Secretary Gage and the Attorney Gen eral on the President's Condition. Secretary Gage reached Washington this morning from Buffalo and at once made preparations to Issue an offer for the pur chase of bonds. It Is thought probable that he discussed this matter with the members of the cabinet at Buffalo, and that they approved his suggestion. Sec retary Gage left here only a few days ago for Colorado to take hte vacation. He had postponed going away until September, and had peached Indiana when he was In formed of the shooting of the President. He went at once to Buffalo, and returns to Washington without knowing whether he will attempt to take his vacation later. To friends who called upon him today Secre tary Gage was highly pleased with the President's condition. "I talked with the surgeons." said Secre tary Gage, "and they give the strongest assurances that the President will come out all right." Secretary Gage said that the cabinet members did not discuss formally the sub ject of rounding up the anarchists of the country. He added, however, that a proper way would probably be found to repress this class of people. Speaking today of the President's condi tion, Attorney General Knox said: "The case was progressing favorably and rapid ly when I left Buffalo last night. His tem perature has been going right down and his condition throughout has steadily Im proved. The President is in buoyant spir its. He wants to know what is going on and talks freely about coming back to Washington and attending to business." Mr. Knox said that he has not decided whether the federal authorities will take any steps ^o attempt to reach the case of Czolgosz, but that he would go over the laws that might have a bearing on the case. He said that there is plenty of time for deliberation and that no haste is neces sary. The Attorney General will fix a day for a hearing of the case of Judge Noyes. CANCELED HIS CONTRACT. A Mall Carrier Glad at the Attack oa the President. Second Assistant Postmaster General Shallenberger today summarily canceled the contract of a mail carrier for express ing satisfaction over the shooting of Presi dent McKlnley. The name of the person who was thus dealt with Is Charles F. Cortright, and he had a contract for carry ing the mail between Homer, Cortland county, N. Y.f and Spafford, Onondaga county, same state; The Information con cerning his offense came to the Post Office Department through the postmaster at Homer, who inclosed affidavits from four citizens of the place confirming his report. It appears that when Cortright first re ceived the announcement of the news of the attempt upon the President's life he remarked with an oath that he was "glad of it." and added that the President should have been killed years ago. Hearing of this remark, three citizens of the town called upon Cortright and asked him if the report was correct, and he replied that it was. Upon receiving this information duly supported by the oaths of the citi zens who had heard this statement made, Gen. Shallenberger took prompt steps to cancel Cortrlght's contract, upon the ground that a person capable of such sen timents is not a fit custodian of the mai!s of the government. NATIVES MOST FRIENDLY. v _____ Commander Dorit Report* on Affair* on the Sainoan Station. Acting Secretary Hackett has received a report from Lieut. Commander E. J. Dorn, I commanding the naval station of Tutuila, Samoa, saying that while in Apia on the U. S. S. Abarenda, visits were exchanged with H. I. M. ship Cormoran and H. B. M. S. Pylades. The commanding officer of thu latter vessel indicated his desire to visit Pago Pago and to salute the national flag, provided the salute would be returned. Ac cordingly it was arranged that the Pylades should arrive at Pago Pago several hours after the Abarenda, August 8, when hej salute on entering was returned by the Abarenda. Commander Dorn says that the relations with the natives continue most friendly and that very cordial receptions were ex tended to him and his officers at the va rious ports visited. He says that work is progressing favorably on the pier and that the health of the ship's company Is excel lent. Seven destitute American seamen, the master and six of the crew of the United States schooner Helen M. Kimball of San Francisco, which wfts wrecked on Fanning Island, June 28 tiUlt, were taken by the Abarenda from AptV to Pago Pago, on their way home to the tftilfcad States. Transportation to San FrancMfe* was fur nished the men by the Unitedflfcttes con sul general at Apia. ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION. Board to Have Charge of the Govern ment Exhibit. The board of officers to have charge of the government exhibit at the St. Louis exposition in 1903 will consist of the follow ing representatives of the various execu tive departments: State Department, Colonel W. H. Mi chaels. chief clerk; Treasury, Mr. Wallace H. Hills, chief clerk; War, Mr. John C. Scofield, chief clerk; Navy, Mr. B. F. Peters, chief clerk; Post Office, Mr. John B. Brownlow, clerk; Interior, Mr. E. M. Dawson, chief clerk; fish and fisheries, Mr. W. de C. Ravenel, division chief; labor, Mr. G. W. W. Hanger, chief clerk; Agri culture, Colonel J. H. Brigham, assistant secretary; bureau of American republics, Mr. William C. Fox, chief clerk. Women Well Represented. The following members of the Woman's Relief Corps of the Department of the Po tomac are in attendance upon the encamp ment at Cleveland: Mrs. Ida V. Hendricks, past national senior vice president; Mrs. Margaret B. Tew, department president; Mrs. Alice Burgess, department senior vice president: Mrs. Pauline B. Floyd, department junior vice president; Mrs. Georgia D. Van Fleet, department treasurer; Mrs. Emma L. New ton, department secretary: Mrs. Julia Ma son Layton. delegate at large; Mrs. Mary M. North, delegate; Mrs. Vina L. Calhoun, alternate: Mrs. Mary Mangan, alternate; Mrs. Matilda R. Sprague, past department president; Miss Lissle Lenman, Mrs. Susie R. Jacobs, president of Potomac Corps; Mr^ Ida L. Chase, president of Lincoln Corps; Mrs. Laura Seymour, Mrs. Joseph Houghton, Mrs. Mary McCullough, Miss Edith Tew, Mrs. Grace Merrill, Miss Bos ley Miss Edna Phillips, Mrs. Anna M. Baden. Mrs. G. A. Mayse, Mrs. Eliza Her bert, Miss Anna Gant. Army Orders. Colonel William A. Marye, ordnance de partment, has been ordered to the National Soldiers' Home, Elizabeth City county, Va., to inspect certain gun carriages and limbers with a view to their condemnation and to report upon missing ordnance supplies at that place. Colonel Charles R. Greenleaf, assistant surgeon general, has been granted two months' leave of absence. Major John B. Rodman, 20th Infantry, now on sick leave, has been detailed to duty at Louisville, Ky., for recruiting service. Captain Joseph L. Donovan, 22d Infantry, has been relieved from duty at Columbus barracks, Ohio, and ordered to join his regiment. , Captain Charles T. Menoher, Artlllery Corps has been ordered to Fort Leaven worth, Kan., for duty pertaining to the or ganization of the 28th Battery of Field Artillery. Care Agatn?t Explosives. The acting secretary of the navy has is sued a general order directing that the ut most care be observed on warships to pre vent magazine explosions and other acci dents. Ordnance officers are particularly enjoined to prevent the temperature of the magazine from reaching a dangerous height and to make more careful inspections of magazines. All magazines are to be exam ined twice & day for the purpose of noting the temperature. Special attention is to be paid to the ventilation of magazines, and especially those containing smokeless pow der. "THE STAR IS CHB^V&LBD." For reaching both men and women The Star is unequaled. It is the best advertising me dium in the city, by all odds. (Signed) FRANK P. REESIDE, Sec. Equitable Bldg. Ass'n. DAB k COOP NIGHT The President Got a Refreshing Sleep. HE AWOKE CHEERFUL Dr. Park Considers His Con dition Satisfactory. NOT WHOLLY ODT OF DANGER Bulletins, He Says, Give Patient's Exact Physical Condition. CANNOT TAKE FOOD YET BUFFALO, September 10.?The following bulletin was issued by the President's physicians at 7 a.m: The President has passed the most comfortable night since the attempt on his life. Pulse, 118; tempera ture, 1004; respiration, 28. P. M. RIXEY, ROSWELL PARK, GEORGE B. CORTELYOU, Secretary to the President. MILBURN HOUSE, BUFFA LO, September 10.?The following bulletin was issued by the Presi dent's physicians at 9 a.m.: The President's condition this morning is eminently satisfactory to his physicians. If no complications arise a rapid convalescence may be expected. Pulse, 104; temperature, 99.8; respiration, 26. This temperature is taken by mouth and should be read about 1 degree higher by rectum. P. M. RIXEY, M. D. MANN, ROSWELL PARK, HERMAN MYNT?R, EUGENE WASDIN, CHARLES McBURNEY. GEORGE B. CORTELYOU, Secretary to the President. MILBURN HOUSE, Buffalo, N. Y? Sep tember 10.?As Dr. Roswell Park came to his carriage after seeing the President to day he paused long enough to give a gen eral survey of the conditions prevailing. "The condition of the President this morning^is entirely satisfactory," raid he. "The bulletin will state this, and It sums up the situation. The President spent the most comfortable night he has had slr.ee the shooting. He slept well and when he was awake he was cheery and even chatty. He Is not receiving any nourishment thus far except by enema. This Is an alto gether natural Incident of the case at this stage." "Do you regard the President as entirely out of danger?" Dr. Park was asked. "I do not want to go that far. What can be said is that unless there are unexpected complications we expect him to recover." "Have you considered the prospects ol his removal?" "No, it Is too early for that now, but when he Is moved he probably will go to Washington." Dr. Park referred to the fact that the bulletins were most conservative and gave results such as the medical fraternity would be expected to pass upon In the case of any citizen. "It would be well to have It stated," he added, "that the President is not beipg de prived of the benefits of private citizenship. He is being treated exactly as any other citizen would be and is getting the benefit of It. We view the case Just as that of any other man who might be similarly afflicted." ? Dr. Park's latter statement will explain the fact that the official bulletins are based on rigid scientific principles as they are applicable alike to all cases of surgery. Dr. Mynter'n Views. Dr. Herman Mynter was the next of the consulting physicians to come from the house. He was followed by Dr. Eugene Wasdin, and they walked down the street together. To the queries of the newspaper men Dr. Mynter said: "The President is doing splendidly, and he Is out of the woods, if I may express It that way." "Yes," chimed In Dr. Warden, "and he lias plenty of daylight behind him." Dr. Mynter said further: "I have never been really optimistic be cause I do not like to prejudge serious ) :ases, but now I can say to you that every thing In the President's condition warrants the statement that he is on the road to luick recovery." Dr. Wasdin said: _ ? "I have believed throughout that the President had a fair chance of recovery. . Now I desire to say that the chances igalnet that recovery are very slight. His temperature Is ?splendid and his pulse la retting normal.' Dr. McBurney was in high spirits as he * valked away from the residence shortly ifter the other physicians had gone. His ace was wreathed in smiles. "Is the President out of danger f" he was isked by an Associated Press reporter. Dr. NaBuur Ssnfalae, Too. . "We believe he Is practically out of dan cer," he replied, measuring his words. rhen he paused. "Of course," he added, there are atlll possibilities in the case. ld<1 we will all feel better wlMp a weelf las gone toy. But his improvement Is so narked, hia symptoms are so food, thai &