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THE EVENING STAR.
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CASTELBERG (of Castelberg's Nat. Jewelry Co.). EXTR A.' JL_l.>?.3k. JJj, jg. Xb 7:00 O'clock A. M. DOCTORS STILL HAVE HOPE MILBURX HOUSE, BUFFA-1 LO, September 13.?At 6:30 a.m. Secretary Wilson said the President had rallied and had a fighting chance. This expression is believed to represent the limit of a forlorn hope. CONDITION CRITICAL. Dix'tom Inane I!u lletliiM Showing (?rent Alarm. MILBURX HOUSE, BUFFA LO, September 13, 2:58 a.m.: President McKinley experienced a sinking spell shortly after 2 o'clock. The physicians are administering re storatives to him with the hope of reviving him. A general call has gone out to the physicians and the members of the cabinet now in the city. Dr. Park readied the house at 2:50, and shortly after him came Secretaries Hitchcock and W ilson. The Associated Press has been au thorized to say that President Mc Kinley is critically ill. At 3:35 Secretaries Wilson and Hitchcock, Abner McKinley, Dr. Baef -and' 'Private Secretary Cortel you? ? -assembled in the main drawing room, and it was under stood that none of them had up to that time been called to the sick rooyi, #Xhe.gravest anxiety was pic turt;d.oii.tl\eir faces. Mrs. Xe^vell, one of the trained nurses, arrived at 3:15 a.m.. It is understood that aside from digitalis no other restorative has been used. Very Serious*. The following was issued by the President's physicians at 2:50 a.m.: The President's condition is very serious and gives rise to the gravest apprehension. His bowels have moved ?w?!K but his heart does not respond ]?mperly to stimulation. He is conscious. The skin is warm and the pulse small, regular, easily com pressible. and 126; respiration, 30; temperature, 100. P.* m."rixey, M. b. MANX, ROSWELL PARK, . HERMAX MYXTER, EUGENE WASDIX, CHARLES B. STOCKTOX. GEORGE B. CORTELYOU, Secretary to the President. The WorNt Feared. MILBURX HOUSE, BUFFA LO, September 13, 3:25 a.m. The President is so weak that he does not apparently suffer much. Strychnine, digitalis and other pow erful heart stimulants do not produce effects, and the worst is feared. His death might occur at any time from heart exhaustion. Mrs. McKinley has not yet been informed of the change for the worse. The physicians have gone down stairs, except Drs. Rixey, Mann and Stockton, and carriages are arriving at the residence at a gallop. Secretary Cortelyou says he does not consider the President in extre mis, but that the worst is feared from weakness of the heart. 3:55 a.m.?The physicians were still assembled at the bedside of the President. They were administering digitalis and strychnine. They look ed for a rally, but up to that time no word of hope came from them to those who were in waiting outside. 3:55 a.m.?None of the presi dent's relatives or members of the cabinet has been admitted to the bedside. 4 a.m.?No word of encourage ment had come from the Milburn house. At 4 o'clock Dr. Mann says the President has rallied somewhat. Drs. Mann and Mynter left the house at 4 o'clock. The latter said: "The President is in better condi tion than he was an hour ago. We have not given up hope. He has rallied somewhat and we are going home." Dr. Mann also said that the Presi dent rallied, but both physicians declined to go into details concern ing the character of the heart stimu lants administered, or the cause of the collapse. Telegrams have been forwarded to Vice President Roosevelt notifying him of the sudden change for the worse in the President's condition and the fears that are entertained. Rally Wn* Slight. 4:15 a.m.?The rally at 4 o'clock was very slight. At 4:15 Secretary Cortel you and Mr. Milburn emerged from the house and walked up the sidewalk inside the roped inclosure. Secretary Cortelyou said the Presi dent was resting, that four physicians were in the sick chamber, but he of fered little in the way of encourage ment. 4:25 a.m.?Only one doctor and one nurse are now at the President's bedside. He is reported to be rest ing quietly. Declared Better. At 4:35 Secretary Wilson stepped out of the house. "The President is a little better," said he. "His heart action and his circulation are both better. I have not given up hope." "Is the President conscious?" "Perfectly so." "Does he realize his critical condi tion?" "I do not know as to that." In addition to the other restora tives saline solution was used short ly after the President's sinking spell began. FIOHTISG FOR LIFE. The Struggle to Ward Off Death Dur ing: the Night. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. BUFFALO, N. Y., September 12. ?All six physicians are fighting for the President's life by every means known to science. Tile case is des ! perate, and no concealment is made of it. 4:30.?The hour after the assur ance of the last bulletin was one of dreadful suspense in the Milburn house. The ladies of the family and Mrs. McKinley Williams, who had been summoned, were in an ante room, deeply affected, of course. Mrs. McKinley was asleep. Down stairs the sitting room was occupied by the men, Abner McKinley and Secretaries Wilson and Hitchcock. For a long time no word came from the doctors. They could be heard moving about overhead as they went to and fro in their errands of help for the stricken President. Digitalis and strychnine were ad ministered in endeavor to rally the President's heart to normal action. After the official bulletin came out the party of watchers were very much discouraged. Word was sent down from the sick chamber, however, not to abandon hope, that cases just as desperate sometimes rallied. The anxious watchers were not much buoyed, however, and were prepared for the worst. No man present made any attempt to conceal his emotion, but gave free vent to his feelings. A little before 4 o'clock Dr. Mynter came down stairs and said: "We have not given up hope. His condition is not as bad as it was an hour ago." All night it had been lowering, with occasional showers of rain. A little after 5 the dawn broke through the banked-up clouds in the east and began to shed its light upon the Mil burn house. ? It was a sad household gathered within the portals, yet not without hope. Secretary Wilson had received encouragement from one of the physicians, which he communi cated to those about him and tried to cheer them. The doctors, with mild but persistent stimulation, were en deavoring to maintain the rally the President had experienced, and occa sionally sent down word that their work seemed to be bearing good re sults. N. O. M. THE SINKING SPELL. President Declared Critically 111 at 2:30 A. M. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. BUFFALO, N. Y., September 13. ?Next hour passed without inci Next hour passed without inci dent until 2:40, when an auto drove up with Dr. Mynter, and in a few minutes another auto, with Dr. Mann. They hurried into the Mil burn house vouchsafing no explana tion of their hasty visit. When the house closed soon after 1 o'clock it was stated that a bulletin would appear before 6, so the visit of the other two members of the group of consulting physicians aroused anxiety. Information was refused at Milburn House. Abner McKinley came in a hurry a few minutes later. The two members of the cabinet were summoned and arrived. All the members of the family have been sent for. The President had a sinking spell about 2:30 o'clock. They are now working on him with digitalis to get his heart up again. The President is critically ill. N. O. M. BETTER NEWS. Heart Action, However, Wan Not at All Satisfactory. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. MILBURN HOUSE, BUFFA LO, N. Y., September 12.?The President's bowels acted before mid night, which relieved him very much. He is, however, very weak. The following bulletin was issued by the President's physicians at 12 o'clock. All unfavorable symptoms in the President's condition have im proved since last bulletin. Pulse, 120; temperature, 100.2. Signed: P. M. RIXEY, EUGENE WASDIN, CHAS. G. STOCKTON. GEO. B. CORTELYOU, Secretary to the President. N. O. M. The cheering information that the President had had two movements of the bowels was communicated a lit tle before midnight. The doctors were very much relieved over this situation, and were further gratified to note favorable changes in his pulse and temperature immediately follow ing the performance of the bowels' functions. For five hours there had been great suspense and anxiety, their efforts to move the bowels by the usual methods of medication having proved unsuccessful. They pre dicted a change for a favorable turn before morning. The movement was effected by a heavy dose of calo mel, followed by a dose of castor oil. By 12:30 o'clock they had noticed sufficient improvement in the Presi dent's condition to base a bulletin upon, and accordingly this bulletin was brought over to the press tents by Mr. Cortelyou in person. "All unfavorable symptoms in the President's condition have improved since the last bulletin. Pulse, 120; temperature. 100.2." This bulletin was signed by Drs. Rixey, Wasdin and Stockton and Secretary Cortelyou. It showed a reduction of the pulse of 8. This was important, as the 128 of the ear lier part of the evening was entirely too high, and was a source of appre hension to the doctor?. The importance n ay be further appreciated when it is stated that the heart action of the President has not been during the night all that was desired, and was being watched with great care by the doctors. The President at midnight was still very weak, and this was a source of worry to the physicians also. They as cribed some of his weakness to the reaction following the bowel action, but it was also due in a measure to the poor heart action. It would be hard to describe the relief to the occupants of the Milburn house that followed the announce ment of the President's change for the better. For five hour* there had been a tension such as had not been experienced since the day after he was shot. The doctors made no con cealment of the gravity of the situa tion. As long as the bowels refused to act, in their opinion, a most seri ous condition existed. When therefore the information was brought down stairs, delight shone on all faces. By 1 o'clock in the morning the President had fallen into a doze, two of the doctors were resting on sofas close at hand, while ' i one physician sat at his bedside watching every movement of the pa tient and closely observing his res piration. At that hour Secretary Cortelyou and Mr. Milburn started out for a walk. The experience of the evening had been exceedingly trying on Sec retary Cortelyou, and he showed the result of the strain he had labored under. Soon after 1 o'clock all lights were extinguished in the Milburn house except a dim gas jet in the hall, the taper in the President's room and a in the library, where Mr.. Milburn and Secretary Cortelyou were to spend the night. The ex treme anxiety was occasioned by the weakened state of the President and the disquieting heart action. N. O. M. Pliyntclnnn Alarmed. Special Dispatch to The EreDlng Star. MILBURN HOUSE, BUFFA LO, N. Y., September 12.?At this hour, 11 o'clock, the physicinas are very much concerned over the Pres ident's condition. I am not permit ted to state the source of my author ity, but it is absolute, and apprehen sion exists. It is true that it will be greatly relieved if there is an ac tion of the bowels tonight. If there is not a movement before morning the President's condition will be very serious. All efforts, to move the bowels in the early hours of the night failed, the medicine given for that purpose only resulting in nausea. N. O. M. CABINET NOTIFIED. Wa*hlugton l'bynlelan Summoned to Buffalo. Secretary Cortelyou has sent the following telegram to Colonel Mont gomery in charge of the telegraph office at the White House: "The President is critically ill. No tify the cabinet. The President's condition has grown worse during the night, and he is extremely weak." Secretaries Hay and Gage were immediately communicated with. Mr. Gage is expected momentarily at the White House, while word is awaited from Mr. Hay. Controller of the Currency Dawes was hastily summoned, and is now at the White House waiting for ne4vs from Buf falo. Several other personal friends have been notified. 5:50 a.m.?A telegram has just been received at the White House from Secretary Cortelyou asking that Dr. W. W. Johnston of this city be sent as early as possible to i-Buffalo. Dr. Johnston was called in consultation when Mrs. McKin ley returned from San Francisco. Secretary. Gage reached the White House at 5:40 a.m. He will not go to Buffalo at present. Dr. Johnston's specialty is heart trouble, but he is in Maine and can not be reached. The request for him came from Dr. Rixey. Dr. Rixey also is anxious to secure the services of Dr. Edward G. Janewav of New York city, a specialist in heart trouble. Controller of the Currency Dawes will leave for Buffalo at 7:50 this morning. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Ailes left the White House shortly after 6 o'clock this morning to go to the residence of Attorney General Knox and convey to him the news of the President's relapse. A X A9XIOIS NIGHT. Chtnve for the W*?rwe In President's Condition. Special Disiwti'b t<> The Eveuinjr Star. MILBURN HOUSE. BUFFALO, N. Y., September 12.?The following bulletin wan Issued by the President's physicians at 8:30 p.m.: "The President's condition this evening is not quite so gmd. His food has nol agreed with him, and has been stopped. Excretion has not yet been properly es tablished. The kindneys are acting well. His pul.se is not satisfactory, but has im proved In the last two hours. The wound U doing well. He is resting quietly. Tem perature, ltiO.2; pulse, 128." The roseate prospects for the day gave way after the Issuance of the afternoon bulletin to a slight feeling of uneasiness. The last bulletin stated that the President was experiencing a feeling of fatigue, al though his general condition was described as being about the same as in the morn ing. Further inquiry in authoritative quar ters developed the fact that the solid food which the President had taken at break fast had not brought the favorable result anticipated. The question was asked whether the food distressed him, but the reply to this was Inferentially in the neg ative. The question was then asked whether the food had digested, and the reply was affirmative. The physicians, however, did not like the symptoms of fatigue. The President himself made Cv'ffc>laint ^f his fatigue, and was very f s? mvm < thought possibly that it Is due in part U>1 his being moved from one bed to another last night, and to the handling of him when he was washed, as well as weakness ! from long abstinence. The physicians re turned to Milburn house a little earlier than usual tonight, as a result of slight unfavorable symptoms of the afternoon consultation. They immediately Joined Dr. Rixey in the sick room, and prepared to make a more thorough examination of the President's condition than they had made in the afternoon. The 9 o'clock bulletin of the consulting physicians caused the grave apprehension. The announcement was made from Mil burn house that the bulletin told the whole truth. There was no attempt on the part of any of the physicians to conceal their disquietude over the outlook. The failure of the bowels to properly perform the func tions imposed by the administration of the solid food this morning and the Increase In the temperature of the patient are consid ered to be very important features of the existing unsatisfactory condition of the President. The unfavorable news spread over the city like lightning and caused great excitement. Just at the time the bulletin was Issued a heavy rain storm came up and the elec tric lights went out, leaving the vicinity of the Milburn house in deep darkness and adding to the gloom and depression which had suddenly fallen over the people who were watching the developments in the case. Secretaries Wilson and Hitchcock drove up to the Milburn house at 9:25 and hurried Into the mansion. After the consultation of the early even ing the doctors remained at the Milburn house instead of going away as usual. The only two members of th? cabinet in the city, Secretaries Wilson and Hitchcock, re mained in the sitting room with Secretary Cortelyou, Mr. Abner McKinley and Mr. Milburn. Abner McKinley's daughter, who is stopping out of the house, was sent for and stayed with Mrs. McKinley. The lit tle party In the sitting room spent a very doleful evening. Secretary Wilson and Sec retary Hitchcock were visibly depressed over the discouraging news, and both were deeply affected. Messages were sent to Senator Hanna and to all the absent mem bers of the cabinet, giving them prompt notification of the change in the Presi dent's condition. Abner McKinley's daughter, Mrs. Baer, after remaining with Mrs. McKinley for an hour, returned to the house where she Is stopping. She was escorted to the carriage by her father and husband, Mr. Abner Mc Kinley returning to the house. "Can you say anything?" he was asked. "Nothing," he replied very curtly as he hurried up the walk to the Milburn resi dence. Secretaries Wilson and Hitchcock came out at 11 o'clock. "Are you alarmed over the situation?" I asked Mr. Wilson. "Not at all." he replied. "Jt Is only a little stomach trouble, and does not indicate that the wound is troubling him. The stomach has lain Idle so long that the duty put upon it today caused it to grumble a little, that's all. There Is nothing alarm ing in the situation," added Mr. Hitchcock. "Are you coming back tonight?" "No," answered Mr. Wilson. It is recalled that Dr. McBurney, In his optimistic interview with The Star corre spondent this morning, said that the recep tion of solid food by the stomach was the great consideration, and that if the stom ach was all right the doctors did not care for anything else. The experiment of solid food is now- a failure, and, according to the ofllci&l bulletin, the giving of solid food has been stopped. Drs. Rixey and Stockton and Surgeon Wasdln of the marine hospital service will remain with the President all night. The other physicians have now left the house. The doctors, who up to this time have talked with freedom, are inclined to be ret icent tonight.' N. O. M. Sheldon Elected Captain. CHICAGO, September 11.?James Milton Sheldon has been elected captain of the University of Chicago foot ball team to suc ceed James R. Henry, resigned. TOOK SOLID FOOD President Ate Some Toast and Drank Cup of Coffee. HE HiS A GOOD APPETITE Doctors Gratified at His Continued Rapid Improvement. TEST OF HIS BLOOD Special F.-om a Staff Correspondont. MILBURN HOUSE, BUFFALO, X. Y.. September 12.?A steady downpour of rain made a gloomy and miserable morning about the Mllburn house. The sentries, in their rubber coats, plodded their beats over the sodden lawns, beneath dripping trees, and the roof cf every tent In the little camp on the corner made a miniature Niagara. No crowds hung over the rope barriers, and the policemen on guard stood dripping monuments of the law's watchfulness. But if it was dark and cheerless out of doors, not so Inside Milburn house. There an air of serenity, hope, and, above all. of great thankfulness, prevailed. The Presi dent had experienced a good night, and only one doctor had remained with him. Early in the morning this attendant. Dr. Rixey, had sent out word to the anxious watchers in the press tents that the Pres ident's condition was entirely satisfactory. The best news, however, came about a.m., after the morning consultation of the physicians had been held. Dr. Mynter was the first doctor out, and said the President had taken some solid food. A shout of de light went up from the little group of newspaper men to whom the information was communicated. A bit of toast and some coffee furnished the Presidents breakfast, and he seemed to relish It hugely, he said. Dr. Park then came down the walk from the Milburn house, with elated manner, and his face had on a broad smile. He said the President's condition was eminently satisfactory, and confirmed the news about the President having been given solid food. Dr, McBorney Talks of the Case. Dr. McBurney remained with the Presi dent an hour after the other consulting phy sicians departed this morning. When he came out he talked freely about the case and was in a ylow of radiant spirits over the prospect?. "There has been a large im provement since last night," were his first words. "We have found for one thing that his stomach can s'tand a great deal of nourishment. H,he can bear nourishment mm dan't car?^(jF?ut anything else. So, this mm-Trfng. vtrf^ve him a large cup of coffee a big bowl of chicken broth and a piece of toast. He ate it all with evident relish. He will have a soft-boiled egg next thing. When he finished his breakfast he asked for a mild cigar, but I told him I would do all the smoking this morning. "The President sighed, and then saia: 'Well, doctor, you will find plenty of them down stairs.'" . _ , Dr. McBurney was asked when the Presi dent could sit up. "Well, that is largely a question of me chanics," he replied. "He will be, from a health point of view, able to sit up long be fore he can mechanically do so, on account of that open wound." Dr. McBurney then gave this description of the present condition of the wound: Description of the Wound. "The incision made in the abdomen was about five inches long, running up and down through the bullet wound. The surgeons had to lay open the channel of that wound and cleanse it. This incision was then sewed up its entire length. Last Tuesday night, when we saw a few signs of angrl ness around the bullet hole, we took out one stitch above the puncture and one stitch be low it. to treat the wound. These two stitches have been left out, and the wound will be permitted to heal by granulation.' Dr McBurney today left the c?ty, to be absent two or three days, but will return. He said he thought the President would be able to sit up within four weeks. Clouds Break Away. About 10:30 a.m. the weather changed, the rain clouds blowing off before a spank ing southwest wind that dried the miles of asphalted streets in a jiffy. The atmos phere was cool and bracing and patches of blue in the sky that appeared between the masses of gray clouds quickly turning to fleece prophesied a glorious day coming. After the doctors left Secretary Cortel you and his assistants put in another day of toil over the voluminous correspondence that is piling up. Mr. Cortelyou attends to official communications from the absent heads of departments, and is a court of last resort for all questions concerning arrange ments for the President s comfort. He is an Indefatigable worker, is up at all hours of the day and night, but remains the same equable, gentle and courteous official who endeared himself to every one who came in contact with him at ashington. Secretary Root and Postmaster General Smith will leave Buffalo today Secretary Wilson and Secretary Hitch cock will not leave until they go with the President. Blood Test Last JflRht. Two events occurred last nitfht. One was the "blood-count" for the detretlon of traces of blood poisoning should they exist and the other was the removal of the Pres ident to another bed. The blood test was made by Dr. Wasdin of the marine hos pital service. He drew a drop of blood from the tips of one of the ears of the President and placed on a slide under a microscope. The white and red corpuscles of the blood were then counted, their rela tive number indicating the state of the blood. Dr. Wasdin found no sign either of blood poisoning or peritonitis, either of which would be readily apparent if present. The clinical examination of the physicians had convinced thorn that there was no danger from this source, so, of course, they were gratified to receive this corroborative evidence. Another bed was brought to the house last night and placed alongside the one occupied by the President. It is of the same height and pattern, and the Presi dent is easily lifted from one to the other. He was bathed and put In the new bed, after which he was given some nourish ment and soon was in a gentle doze. The consulting physicians do not spend much time in the President's room unless the wound Is to be dressed. They stay only long enough to note his temperature, pulse and respiration. Then they recede to an adjoining room, where Dr. Rixey, who remains in the house all the time and practically constantly in the sick room, de tails the experience since the last consulta tion. Thereupon the physicians talk over the situation, exchanging views and make up the bulletin, which is written out by Dr. Rixey and signed by all the physicians. It is then given to Secretary Cortelyou, who has manifold copies made on a typewriter. These are brought over to the press tent by Sinclair of the household staff and dis tributed to the correspondents. Csolffosc Getting Frowiy. Cxolgosz the anarchist looks and acts his part. Being refused a razor, his face is covered with a short growth of beard. He does not wash and Is indifferent to his per sonal appearance. He eats with a vora cious appetite and smokes cheroots con stantly when he can get them. He is loathed by his guards, but seems careless of the looks of disfavor cast upon him. Hi never talks except in answer to questions, and sits for the m ?st part of the time in dogged silence in his cell or lies face down on his bed. The afternoon at Milburn house was ab solutely without incidents. A11 the cabinet numbers were away except Secretary Wil son and Secretary Hitchcock. There were no callers, and the doctors did not appear until S o'clock. N. O. M. NEWS GROWS MORE FAVORABLE:. Telegram* of TlinnkuKlvlnn Pour in ?t Buffalo No*v. By Aasoolattd Picks. MILBURN HOUSE, BUFFALO, N. Y.. September 12.?The news from the bedside of the sick President this morning was all that could be desired. He slept well duHng the night and was so much improved, this morning that he was given a meal of coffee, toast and chicken broth. His appetite was good and his spirits were so high that after his breakfast he appealed to Dr. McBurney to be allowed to smoke a cigar. The bulle tin issued after the morning consultation confirmed officially the private reports of the physicians and surgeons. "What is the cause of his accelerated pulse?" Dr. Mynter was asked this morn ing. "Oh. I cannot tell you; but it Is nothing serious." Dr. Mynter added as he drove away that the exterior wound was pro gressing satisfactorily. Dr. Park and Dr. Wasdin. who followed Dr. Mynter, confirmed the statement that the Presid?nt this morning had taken solid food for the first time. Dr. Mann, who remained for some time after the other doctors had gone, said that the patient lould not be doing better. "Why, he even asked for a cigar," said he, laughing. "Did he get It?" "Well, hardly," replied the surgeon. "He will have to wait a while yet before we al low him to smoke." Congratulatory Telegrama. Telegrams, cables and letters continue to pour in, but their tone has changed. Ex pressions of pain, sympathy and grief have given way to congratulations and thanks giving, and the whole world seems to share in the rejoicing at the prospect of the Pres ident's recovery. The bullet in the body is scarcely mentioned now. either by the President, his friends or the physicians. As a factor in the President's condition it is seemingly ignored. The consensus of opinion of the physicians is that the outer wound will not be healed tight for several weeks, and that it will be advisable for hom to remain quietly here for about a month. They will take no chances. Dr. McBur ney says the President's ability to sit up is now purely a question of mechanics, but that such a move will not be permitttd until the wound is perfectly strong. Abner McKinley. the President's brother, is still here, but has not yet been admitted to his presence. The doctors say it would be safe now for the President to see an occasional visitor, but they desire to put off as long as possible the day when his friends and relatives will be admitted. THE WAI Wl] PIT. Chinene Decree Creating Chine** Foreign Affair* Oflire. Dispatches lately received by the Depart ment of State from the United States lega tion at Pekin and from Mr. Hockhill, United States special envoy to China, give the terms of a Chinese Imperial decree creating the new Chinese office of foreign j affairs, the Wai Wu Pu. j The decree is in absolute conformity with the requests of the foreign representatives, | contained in a note of the dean of the d;p lomatic corps to the Chinese plenipoten tiaries of April 22 last. The president of the foreign office is I Kuang, better known as Prince Ching. who has been president of the tsung 11 yamcn , since 1881. and lately one of the peace plenipotentiaries. He is a distant relative of the emperor. The two ministers who are to be with 1 Prince Ching, the responsible heads of the j office, are Wang Wen-shoa and Chu Hung chi. Wang Wen-shoa is a member of the grand council of state or Imperial cabinet, ; and has held many high offices of state, I having been twice a minister of the tsung 11 yamen and viceroy of Chili. Chu Hung chl was formerly president of the board of ceremonies and recently a member of the grand council of state. The two chiefs of bureau are Hsu Shou peng and Lien Fang. The former was sec retary of legation In Washington when Chan Yin-huan was minister to the Cnlted States. Until lately Mr. Hsu was minister to Corea. Lien Fang accompanied Anson Burlingame on his mission to the western nations. He has been secretary of lega tion in France, is an accomplished French scholar and is French secretary to Prince Ching. EXERCISE OF CLEMENCY. Pardon* Granted by the President During Pant Pineal Year. James S. Easby-Smith, pardon attorney of the Department of Justice, today sub mitted his report of the operations of hi? office for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1901. During the twelve months 762 appli cations for executive clemt ncy were filed, 45 cases were pending at the close of ftie former fiscal year, and 34 cases were re opened from other years, making a total of 841 cases before the pardon attorney's office for submission to the Attorney Gen eral and President. Of the cases handled 448 were not considered by the President, as they were reported on adversely by dis trict attorneys. Judges and the pardon at torney himself. Of the total number .'143 were acted upon by the President, and 50 were unacted upon at the close of the year. Of the 343 cases acted upon by the Presi dent he denied 117 and exercised executive clemency in some form in 22il. Of this lat ter number he pardoned 107 outright, par doned conditionally 2, restored civil rights to 53, commuted the sentences of 50, remit ted the fines of 10, remitted two forfeited recognizances and reprieved two. Of the 107 pardons 33 were granted solely on ac count of the ill-health of the applicants, and of the 50 commutations of sentence four were granted for the same reason, in each of the fifty-three cases where par dons were granted to restore civil rights a considerable period had elapsed after the applicants had been discharged frlm prison or had otherwise complied with the sen tences of the courts. SECRETARY LONG'S ABSENCE. Nothing Known at the Department Regarding Hla Plana. Nothinjt has been heard at the Navy De partment regarding Secretary Long's plans since his arrival at his home In Hlngham, Mass.. a few days ago, and the impression obtains that he is not in good health or that some member of his family is serious ly ill. Otherwise, it Is said, he would have gone to Buffalo ere this to be near the President in his affliction, or at least come to Washingtoif to consider several import* ant matters now before the department, in^ eluding the Sampson-Schley Investigation. When Secretary Long left this city on his vacation about the 1st of August it was with the understanding that he would re turn here early in September and relieve Assistant Secretary Hackett of charge of naval affairs. It was alt>o understood that Mr. Hackett had placed his resignation In the hands of the President, to take effect at his convenience In the fall. In view, how ever, of the uncertainty as to the date of Secretary Long's return to Washington it Is now practically settled that Assistant Secretary Hackett will remain in office until October 1 at least. It Is reported that when he leaves the Navy Department he will be appointed a special attorney before the Spanish-American claims commission, of which ex-Senator Chandler is president.