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BROKEN IN HEALTH.
Ex-Governor Taylor, DoRged hy De
tectli en, Goes to Marnra Falls.
PHILADELPHIA. June 25. Broken In
health and spirits, ex-Governor Taylor,
of Kentucky, started for Niagara Palls
tenlght. He -was accompanied by Mrs.
Taj lor, and four detectives followed
close at his heels. Two of the officers
represent the State of Kentucky, and
bear warrants for the arrest of Mr. Tay
lor upon charges growing out of the as
sassination of Governor Goebel. The
other two were employed by Mr. Taylor
to guard his person.
His stay In this city was devoid of per
sonal pleasure. He accepted but one In
vitation, and denied himself to everybody
who called upon him at the hotel where
he made his headquarters. He came here
to attend the Republican National Con
vention as a delegate-at-large, after being
asrured that no requisition calling for
Ms enforced return to Kentucky would
T-c rtraln is telling upon both Governor
and lira. Taylor. All the time they were
in t: o city their rooms -were closely
guarded, and Mrs. Taylor personally an
swered every rap upon the door. She
denied herself to all callers, and wis on
the erge of collapse several t.mes.
It Is understood that Mr. Taylor will
not bo surrendered to the Kentucky au
thorlties by Governor Roosevelt, and that
he will be Immune from arrest until he
shall return to Indiana, or until such time
as he shall return to Kentucky of his
China Atar Affects Kentucky.
LOUISVILLE. June 25. The troubles In
China are beginning to affect the remote
districts of the Kentucky mountainx In
the ginseng trade, by which hundred of
people make a living. Ever since tho
Boxers began their outrages the price of
ginseng has been dropping. A month aro
it was quoted at $3 75: today it was down
to 2 25, the lowest in four years.
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for two or four passengers New
York and London styles.
A HOI WAVE.
Drying? Up the Rivers and Parching:
the Crops la Dakota.
GRAND FORKS, NVD., June 25. The
weather here is distressingly hot, regis
tering 104 In the shade today. The water
In Red River has fallen two feet since
Saturday, and the municipal authorities
, have issued notices requesting household
, crs to desist from using water extrava-
gantly. Navigation has been dlscontin
' ued. Crops axe In a parched condition.
: indications pointing to a decrease of 15
to 20 per cent since Saturday. Hay sell
ing for U 50 last Saturday, sold on the
1 street today for $16.
Manitoba Crops Failed.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 25. Of
1,800,000 acres of wheat, 1,000.000 acres will
never be cut. Rains cannot now change
a stunted crop, six to eight inches high.
and a small head Into a crop. The more
! optimistic hope for seed and feed, but this'
J is doubtful. This Is the hottest day of
I the year.
i Hottest Day of the Season.
I MINNEAPOLIS. June 25. This was by
far the hottest day of the season here.
The Government thermometer registered
94 deg. In Northern Minnesota and North
Dakota the heat was greater than in this
Colorado Railroad Men.
PUEBLO, Colo., June 25. The first an
nual convention of the railroad employes
of Colorado met here today. Sessions
were held within closed doors. Six or-
I ganlzatlons were represented, as follows i
1 Telegraphers, engineers, conductors. Are-
men. switchmen and trainmen. Resolu
tions were adopted condemning the ac
tion of Congress In refusing to publish the
testimony taken before the Coeur d'Alene
Investigating committee; also that a Na
tional organization be formed, w.th a view
to control of th selection of Reprosenta-,
tives In Congress and State Legislatures.
NEW RELIEF COLUMN
Thousand British Join Allied
Forces Near Tien Tsin.
PREPARED FOR ANOTHER. ASSAULT
Foreign Officials at Shanghai Believe
the "Worst Has Happened to the
Legations at Pekln.
LONDON, June 26, 3:33 A. M. The Brit
ish cruiser Terrible has arrived at Che
Foo from Taku, with the latest news,
which is as follows:
"Eight hundred Sikhs and 200 Welsh
Fusiliers have effected a Junction with
the American, German and Russian forces
which had been cut off by the Chinese
about nine miles from Tien Tsin. It was
proposed to deliver an assault upon the
Chinese forces at Tien Tsin last night
It Is not clear what forces united. It
would seem that one relieving force, cut
off, had been relieved by another. At any
rate, It is apparently certain that the
allies arrived In sufficient forces at Tien
Tsin Sunday to attack the besieging Chi
nese. "Foreign official opinions here." says a
dispatch from Shanghai to the Daily Ex
press, dated yesterday, "Incline to the
belief that the worst has happened to the
legations at Pekln and to Admiral -Seymour.
Even if the legations were safe
June 14, there Is no guarantee that they
are safe now. The situation. In fact,
grows more and more gloomy. The en
tire absence of reliable news from the
capital seems to Justify the worst con
struction which can be put upon it.
"Bad news comes from Tan Kung,
where the unrest is said to be growing
hourly. Viceroy Liu Kin Ylh has tele
graphed the British authorities that he
has ordered the Ave Chinese cruisers,
which have been lying off the harbor
there, to proceed to Nankin."
"General Ma's army." says a corres
pondent at Shan Hal Kan, "consisting of
15,000 men, left a week ago for Pekln, and
General Sung: Chlng's troops, numbering
2300. left for the same place June 15.
"A careful estimate of the number and
armament of the Chinese troops around
Pekln puts the total at 360.000, and It is
calculated that these troops possess 227
centimeter Creusot guns, 18 Krupps and
150 Maxims. Their supply of ammunltl
tion Is practically Inexhaustible. It has
been mainly supplied by a German firm
at Carlwitz. Fully three-fourths of the
Chinese forces are badly drilled, wholly
undisciplined, and q'uite unfamiliar with
Another Shanghai dispatch says:
"Ll Ping Heng, ex-Governor of Shan
Tung, who is intensely antl-forelgn, has
gone to the Klang Yin forts, on the
Yangtse. He has declared his Intention
of resisting the landing of British forces
He has declared his Intention A
in that region."
According to a Hong Kong dispatch
dated yesterday, strong reinforcements of
'Indian police, with three Maxims, have
oeen sent to imjw Loon, on the mainland.
A Che Foo message of Monday's date
"Four cannons have been added to the
west fort here, where there are now imn
soldiers permanently encamped, a further
iprce having arrived from Nlng Hal Chou.
There is an uneasy feeling prevailing
here, and an attack is generally antici
pated. - Chlneso merchants are closing
their offices and preparing to leave the
port All business Is at a standstill."
Extensive preparations by the allies are
going forward. The first regiment of
British India's 10,000 men embarked at
Calcutta -yesterday, and S33 more marines
received orders to go out from English
ports. The British War Office, in an
ticipation of a prolonged campaign. Is
contracting for Winter clothing and fur
The Amur army corps, ordered out by
Russia, numbers 52.100 men. with S4 guns.
Japan purposes to land 15.000 men on Chi
nese territory within a fortnight. Among
tho minor military preparations, the
Portuguese Governor of Macao, Island of
Macao, at the southwest entrance of Can
ton River, is sending arms to the Portu
guese concession. The Germans In Hong
Kong have cabled Emperor William to
ask if they -may serve In the local forces
in defense of Hong Kong. A million
rounds left Hong Kong yesterday for
Taku by the British steamer Hallong.
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Times sends the following under yester
"A military correspondent at Taku says
the operations of the allies are suffering
from the want of a recognized head, de
fective organization and the lack of trans
port." Mr. Kinder, the noted engineer, has ar
rived at Che Foo.
CniXESE NEWS UNRELIABLE.
Reports From Shenp: Proved to Be
BERLIN, June 25. The Kreuz Zeltung
warns the public against crediting dis
patches from Chinese officials, especially
those from Sheng, Director of Telegraph
and Railways. The recent optimistic ut
terances of the French Foreign Minister,
M. Del Casse, were founded upon one of
Sheng's cablegrams, that has since been
The paper further complains that all
recent Russian communications place tho
facts In a false light, and instances a
statement by the Official Messenger, of
St. Petersburg, which represents ths
Boxers as the only disturbers and the
Chinese Government as innocent.
The views criticised do not prevail In
German official circles. The Chinese
Minister here, Lu Han Houan, in the
course of an Interview, today, said:
"The Empress cannot be deposed. Chi
nese piety would not permit dethrone,
ment. But perhaps it would be possible,
through friendly means, to Intimate to
the old Empress that she should abdicate
after having ruled so long. An experi
ment could be made with the Emperor,
surrounding him with competent counsel
lors, of whom there Is no lack today
among the Chinese."
Germany will send to China all avail
able vessels, beside those already there.
WJ "WANTS AN ARMISTICE.
Aslcs That American Troops Be Re
strained for the Present.
WASHINGTON. June 25. The chief de
velopment today Jn the Chinese situation
was the effort of the Chinese Minister,
Wu Tlngfang, to secure an armistice in
the operation of American troops, until
LI Hung Chang could reach Pekln and
bring about a cessation of the disorders.
The proposition Is rather a novel one,
and Is based upon representations of the
"Viceroys of the Important provinces of
the Yangtse Klang Valley that they can
maintain order without the aid of for
eign troops, and that the presence of the
foreigners would act merely as an Incen
tive to disorder. Minister Wu brought
these representations to the attention of
.Secretary Hay, who consulted the Presi
dent. The latter's decision, as subse
quently conveyed to the Minister was
that while the assurances xtt the x vice
roys for continued quiet were fully ap
preciated, the United States could not
bind Itself not to send Its forces to points
where disorder actually existed, and
where the safety of our officials and cit
izens was endangered.
Secretary Long said, when he left the
Navy Department for the day, .that noth
ing had come from Admiral Kempff on
the casulatles of the first engagement of
the American marines with the Chinese,
or on the outcome of the second engage
ment, which was to have occurred yes
terday or Saturday. The onfy dispatch
received by the Secretary was a belated
one from Admiral Kempff asking for In
structions as to whether he should co
operate with tho other naval forces In
taking the Taku forts. This must have
been sent some days ago, as the Taku
forts were taken the middle of last week.
Under the circumstances there was no
occasion for answering the Admiral's re
quest, as he already had been advised of
the general purpose of this Government
to act concurrently with the other pow
ers in the protection of American Inter
ests. The State Department remained
throughout the day without information
from Minister Conger from any source,
the only dispatch received being from
Consul John Goodnow, at Shanghai, say
ing he had heard nothing from Pekln
since the 14th Insf. On the whole the day
was one of anxiety, and a lack of defi
nite information on the main points.
KEY TO PEKIN.
Kemp Says Tien Tsin Mast Be Re
lieved. CHE FOO, June 25, via Shanghai.
United States Consul John Fowler has re
ceived from Rear-Admiral Kempff the
"Only one communication from Pekln
has reached me since communications
were Interrupted, on June 10. It was
dated June 12. No direct or indirect newa
from the Ministers since. About 450 for.
eign troops. Including 56 American ma
rines, went to Pekln to guard the lega.
tlons. A force of 100 Americans, uniting
wth a total force of 2500 men, of all
nationalities represented here, went, Juno
10, to open the road and to relieve Pekln.
This movement was by permission of the
Chinese Government. The latest news
from the expedition was dated June 12,
when the expedition was at Lang Fang.
The railroad has been destroyed behind
it since. Any news that can be obtained
or effort made for the relief of the lega
tions and the lives and property of for
eigners should be done at all hazard. All
energies and forces here must first be
directed to the relief of Tien Tsin, par
tlularly, as it Is tho key to Pekln.
ADMIRAL SEYMOUR CAPTURED.
Chinese Soldiers Snld to Have Taken
Ministers From Pekln.
CHE FOOT, Tuesday, June 26. Rear
Admlral Kempff reports by a Japanese
torpedo-boat that tho combined forces
entered Tien Tsin on Saturday, June 23,
sustaining small loss. They started Sun-
lay to relieve the force which left Tien
Tsin June 10, and which Is believed to bo
surrounded near Pekln.
According to these Japanese reports Ad
miral Seymour has been captured and the
Ministers have- left Pekln, guarded by
Chlneso soldiers. . Their whereabouts Is
unknown. . ,. -.,
AN EXPLANATION DEMANDED.
McKInley Wants -to Know "Why Mo
nocacy Did Not Fire on Taku.
WASHINGTON, June 23. The reported
action of tho gunboat Monocay In fall
ing to respond after she had oeen fired
upon from the Taku forts is understood
to have been received with surprise by
the President, who requested an explana.
tlon of the matter, which has not yet
been furnished. This was made Itnown
today in official quarters to offset the
published Intimation that the Monocacy
would not have failed to respond unless
she had been ordered to hold her fire.
Chalice May Go to China.
CHICAGO. June 23. Lieutenant Roy
Beckeridgc Harper, who has been visit
lng In Chicago, has had his leave of ab
sence cut short by an order to report
at Washington Immediately, prepared to
leave for China at the end of this week.
Lieutenant Harper is attached to the
Seventh United States Cavalry, but has
been serving as ald-de-camp to General
Chaffee for several months, and from
this order it ls presumed General Chaffee
Is to be assigned to duty In Asia.
Marines for the Orient.
CHICAGO, June 25. The Fourth bat
tallon of United States marines. Major
W. J. Blddle In command, passed through
Chicago tonight on a rush assignment!
to San Francisco for the Orient, and the
Chinese battle-ground Is believed to. be-j
their objective. The battalion, rein
forced by two squadrons of the Sixth
Pov,iTO 11 .nil fmm Bnn Pmn.i.rft
tiv 1nr .TnTvrn at inr wihhi u
expected orders In Japan that would
thiwhlm and his men Into the fighting
In China. There are 238 men In the bat-
tallon. which was recruited In Norfols
and New York.
Chinese Movlnpr on Taku.
TSING TAU, June 24, 8 P. M. Eight
thousand allied troops have landed at
Taku, Including 1200 Germans. A French
officer who has succeeded in getting
through from Tien Tsin to Taku says
that the Russians alone have lost 150
killed and 300 wounded. The German
gunboat litis, up the Pel Ho or Tien Tsin
River, reports that masses of Chinese aro
nearlng Tong Ku and that an Imme
diate attack Is expected.
Cholera Deaths in Bomhay.
LONDON, June 25. The Governor or
Bombay wires that there were 10,377
deaths from cholera out of 15.479 cases
during the week ending June 16.
Tobncco Plant Sold.
DETROIT, June 25. The Detroit plant
of the Continental Tobacco Company,
which was recently closed down, was to
day purchased by Oren Scotten, In be
half of a new Independent tobacco man
ufacturing company. The consideration
was J200.000 cash. Mr. Scotten will re
sume business in the factory at once.
The plant Is that operated for many
years by the Daniel Scotten Company,
which finally- sold out to the trust.
Floods in Georgia.
MACON, Ga., June 25. Owing to recent
heavy rains the Oculgee River at this
point Is again raging far avobe the dan
ger line. A bridge was swept away and
reports from over the state show great
damage to fruit and crops. The damago
to bridges and farm buildings will be
enormous. The cotton crop Is consider
ably Injured. Advices have been received
of several persons being drowned.
"Will Drill Guatemalan Army.
NEW ORLEANS, June 25. Herr Tieff en
bach, of Hamburg, Germany, arrived here
today, on his way to Guatemala, where
he goes under a contract to teach Ger
man military tactics to the Guatemalan
army. He stated that the object of the
government Is to make a general Im
provement in the army.
And Will Make None Until
After the Convention.
HK VIPU'c nu thu n? Atcnnu
w '"' vi !- runii vnui I
Vice-Presidential Candidate to. Be
Chosen Mast Be in Complete
Harmony With It.
L.UNUU.L.r, TseD., June Zo. W. J. Bryan
returned at noon today from his Wlscon- t
sin fishing trip and later visit at Chicago. ne u probably favor an urUstrucbed
He will remain In Lincoln until after the .' delegation. The warmest fight in the con
Democratic National Convention. Ha r ventlon will be oa National committee
said he had been placed In a wrong posl- , man, the candidates beinff Congressman
tlon by some one who had presumed to T. C. MoRaa and ex-Governor J. P.
Ll HUNG CHANG, CHINA'S GRAND" OLD MAN.
SUMMONED TO PEKIN TO TAKE CHARGE OF NEGOTLYTIONS FOR PEACE
outline his plan of campaign and dictated
"Any statements made by anybody In
regard to my campaign plans are without
foundation or authority. No plans have
been made by me or any one for me, and
no plans will be made until after the con
vention has been held."
Mr. Bryan was asked whether he could
say anything In regard to the platform
to be adopted at Kansas City. He replied:
"No one, of course, can say what lan
guage will be used in setting forth the
principles, but some Idea can be obtained
as to the general tenor of the platform
from i the platforms adopted In the state
conventions. As a large majority of the
delegates have been elected by conven
tions which reaffirmed the Chicago plat-1
form. It Is safe to assume that the Kan
sas City platform will reaffirm the Chica
go platform and will contain nothing
whlqh can bo construed as a surrender
or modification of the platform on the'old
"It Is equally certain that there will be
a strong and definite plank against trusts.
There is also no doubt that the plank
against Imperialism will be clear and ex
plicit. Militarism will be denounced, and
sympathy expressed for the Boers. This
much Is evident from what has already
"You have refused to discuss the Vice
President heretofore, Mr. Bryan. Is there
any truth in the rumors that a Vice-
j .. ..i in , ,!,. ..
the money question will be attractive to
President will be chosen whose views on
those who opposed the ticket in 1S96?'
"It Is true that I have refused to dls-
J cuss the Vice-Presidency," replied Mr.
Ban ' "d Ldo not car scuss il
now, further than to say that I assume
that the candidate nominated for Vice
President will be In harmony with the
platform. The Vice-President noV"only
presides over the Senate while the Presi
dent is alive, but assumes the office of
President in case of the President's
death, and It Is hardly probable that
delegates to a National convention would
write a platform and then select for
either place on the ticket a man who
would repudiate the platform. No man
worthy to be considered for such an of
fice would accept a nomination upon a
platform repugnant to his views on any
important Issue. In every campaign men
support a ticket without approving all
of the platform, but none can defend a
platform unless he believes in It. Many
tariff-reform Gold Democrats supported
the Republican ticket four years ago. al
though they dissented froni the protection
plank. But the Republican Convention
would not have nominated a tariff-reformer
upon a protection platform. There
Is sometimes a Joint debate hetween can
didates on opposing tickets, but not be
tween candidates on the same ticket."
NOT A POLITICAL TRIP.
Roosevelt Golngr to Oklahoma to At
tend Rough Riders' Convention.
CHICAGO, June 25. The Times-Herald
tomorrow will say:
"Governor Theodore Roosevelt will
leave New York City next Friday for
Chicago, arriving In this city Saturday
and leaving the same night for Oklahoma
City, where he will attend the reunion of
his old regiment, the Rough Riders. He
will not come West as the Republican
Vice-Presidential candidate, but as a pri
vate citizen, glad to meet his soldier com
rades again and be welcomed by them.
On arriving In Chicago he will become
the guest of Paul Morton, second vice
president of the Santa Fe road, in whose
car he will make the Journey to Okla
homa. "A year ago, when Governor Roosevelt
attended the Rough Riders' reunion at
Las Vegas, N. M., Mr. Morton placed his
private car at his service, and the saa
was accepted. On the homeward Journey
from Las Vegas Mr. Morton proffered the
-car for use again this year, and the Gov
ernor accepted the tender. His presence
In Chicago is, therefore, in keeping with
his promise given In June, 1S99. Mr. Mor
ton sild yesterday:
" 'I have a telegram from Governor
Roosevelt, In which he says that he Is
certainly going to Oklahoma City, but
desires It thoroughly understood that he
Is not making a political trip, and that
any speechraaklng demanded of him will
be responded to only In the character of
a private citizen. " '
.-Delegates May Be Instracted far Hill
LITTLE ROCK. Ark., June, 25. An ef
fort will be made in the Democratic State
Convention tomorrow to Instruct for D.
B. Hill, of New York, for Vlce-Presi-dont.
The movement will be led by Rep-
TaTnes rr jorxs. of thft Natkmnl MimmiJ.
o n. Mnmtf. n tK oiMtvratrm. nnci
ClarK. Senator Jones favors McRae. Attorney-General
Jeff Davis will be nomi
nated for Governor by acclamation, and
will be also sent to the Kansas City con
vention as a delegate-at-large. Tho con
vention wdl be the most largely attended
Democratic gathering In Arkansas in re
No Change in Contest for Nomina
tion for Governor.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Juno 25. There Is
no change In the situation In the Demo,
cratlc contest for the gubernatorial nom
ination. Adam Ortzlfan, the Chicago can
didate, arrived this morning accompanied
by about twenty friends, including a rew
delegates. He circulated among the
country delegates now on the ground. Ho
"I have not been here long enough to
know anything of the situation. I am
devoting my- time to getting acquainted.
I am delighted with the cordiality of my
reception. I find a strong sentiment In
favor of my nomination because I am
German, for it is not forgotten that our
last Democratic Governor, the only one
elected In 40 years, was a German."
General Orendorff and Mr. Alschler were
In their headquarters this morning and
each expressed himself as greatly pleased
with the prospect. The convention Is
scheduled to last two days. The nomina
tion of the ticket will be postponed until
Dr. Klnyoun on Trial in San Fran
cisco. SAN FRANCISCoT June 25. The con
tempt proceedings Instituted against Dr.
J. J. Kmyoun, Federal Health Officer for
tfais port, for alleged violation of the in
junction Issued by United States Circuit
Judge Morrow, restraining Kinyoun from.
Interfering- with tlhe personal liberties of
tho Chvnese of thla city In corenoctlon.
witih tihe quarantine of Chinatown, came
up before Judges Morrow and DeHaven
today. The alleged conrtempt occurred
June 15, when Dr. Klnyoun Issuja an or
der forbidding- the sale of transportaition.
out of the state to pereons not provided
with a certificate of health lued by
3ie Marine Hospital Service In this cJty.
In his answer -to tihe compjairjt. Dr. Kln
youn contended tihat the order issued by
him. did- not apply to travel within- the
state; that he had not, acted In defiance of
the injunction, and chat it tfiie trans
portation companies had refusal to sell
tickets to polnfts within the stole, they
were alone responsible. Counsel for Wong
Wal, the complainant, presented affidavits
setting: forth that Chinese wKo could not
produce health certificates had been re
fused transportation, within the state. Af
ter hearing- the evidence of officials of
fine transportation companies as to the
orders received ' by them, the case went
over until tomorrow.
Flax Prices Adavnnce.
CHICAGO, June 25. Flaxseed experi
enced a remarkable advance here today,
the September delivery going from
$1 48 to $1 S3, under frantic covering of
shorts and reports of serious damage to
the crops throughout the Northwest,
coupled with "a C5-cent advance In Duluth
prices, which were the Incentives for
covering. Holders, however, saw an op
portunity for good profits when the high
point was reached, and Increased offerings
caused the market to react. September
dropped back to 51 54, and closed at $1 56,
a net gain of 8 cents for the day.
Is a Bishop Novr.
COLUMBUS. June 25. Rev. Father Moc
lor, vice chancelor of the diocese of Cin
cinnati, today formally accepted the ap
pointment as bishop of Columbus.
VfffVtsrr vMI I
Grosvenor Reiterates That
Quigg Mutilated It
HE POSSESSES THE DOCUMENTS
Planks Relating: to Policy sad Leg
islation for Insular Possessloas and
Merchant Marine "Were Omitted.
WASHINGTON, June 25. The Post to
morrow will print an authoritative state
ment from Representative Grosvenor, of
Ohio, In reply to the statement by Mr.
Quigg, the New York member of the resci
lutlons committee of the National Repub
lican Convention, denying certain allega
tions of Mr. Grosvenor, of mutilation of'
the Republican platform by Mr. Quigg.
Mr. Grosvenors statement is as follows:
"I have read Mr. Qulgg's statement. I
hold In my hand the original document
which was handed over to him, with cer
tain Interlineations of no very material
Importance, but which required the re
drafting of one entire page and a part of
another. Otherwise it was the platform
agreed upon by the committee, and the
subcommittee, and no man connected
with the transaction will put his name to
any statement contradicting mine. It is
In my possession, having been handed to,
me by Senator Foraker, after he recov
ered It from Mr. Quigg the day following
the action of the convention, on the plat
form. It contains Interlineations in tha
handwriting of Senator Foraker and oth
ers. It contains the extract from tho
message of the President of the United
States proclaiming the policy of the Re
publican party in the matter of the gov
ernment of the Islands. It contains a
plank distinctly proclaiming the policy of
the Republican party( In the matter of
legislation In reference to our Island pos
sessions In the words I gave In my lettec
to the New York Journal. " It contains a
direct approval of the policy of legisla
tion In favor of the merchant marine of
thecountry, all of which Is omitted from
Mr. Qulgg's platform.
"I had this document when I made the.
statement to the New York Journal, and
I had the positive evidence of the truth
of every statement I made, and any ona
so desiring can come to me and examine
the documentary evidence to which I havo
referred, which will convince any man
of the truth of my statement. I have tha
statement of Senator Fairbanks, which;
does not say anything. It is not a ques
tion of whether he approved the changa
of the platform or not; It Is a question
of whether or not the revision which
Mr. Quigg calls the rewriting of the plat
form by him changed the whole charac
ter of the document. I refer to one slngld
statement of Mr. Quigg, and that was
that the platform was considered to ba
too long. The platform, as handed over
to Mr. Quigg, contained 2000 words; tha
platform adopted, as written by Mr.
Quigg, contains 2243 words.
"I shall have nothing more to say-about
this matter. The document Is In my pos
session at this date, and will be retained
by me until I can return it according to.
my promise to Senator Foraker. The Rei
publican party will not be seriously af
fected by the matter, for the reason that
we have the two great speeches deliv
ered In the convention, and will have tho
t letter of the President accepting the nom
ination. Mr. Qulgg's statement In regard
to myself Is not of the slightest import
ance to me, and the controversy ends
right here and now."
Suspension of the Director of Post
WASHINGTON, June 23. The Postmaster-General
has Issued an order removing
from office B. G. Rathbone, who had
been suspended by a former order from
the position of General Director,pf Posts
of Cuba, and detailing Martin C. Fosnes,
an. inspector in the postal service, to per
form the duties of Director-General of
Posts until further order. Fourth Assist
ant Postmaster-General Brlstow has been
relieved from further work in Cuba, and
hj- sailed for home.
' Postmaster-General Smith would not
j say whether or not ex-Director Rathbone
would be arrested for any connection he
may have had with existing conditions
of affairs in the Cuban postal department.
The determination of that question, ha
said, would be left entirely with General
Wood, the Military Governor of the
Island, who would be guided by the de
velopments shown by the ' Investigation
concluded by Mr. Bnstow. Mr. Rathbone,
Mr. Smith said, would not leave the
island, as he would be wanted as a wit
ness in the cases of the officials against
whom charges have been preferred.
Neeley's Examination Postponed.
NEW YORK, June 25. The examination
of Charles F. W. Neeley, which has been
postponed a number of times and which
was set for today by United States Com
missioner Shields, has again been post
poned to next Friday at 10:30 A. M. Tho
postponement was by the arrangement
I and mutual consent of counsel.
I United States District Attorney Bald
win said today that the Government
would act soon in the Neeley case. Ac-
I cording to Mr. Baldwin, when the Gov-
' eminent does act It will be In the shape
of an application made by the District
Attorney to Judge Lacombe, of tha
i United States Court, asking for Neeley's
removal to Havana under the special ex
tradition act passed by Congress In tho
I last few days of the session. It Is under
stood that Neeley's counsel will make no
, move In the matter until after the Gov
ernment takes some definite step for tho
i prisoner's removal.
' Custom-Houe Fraud Case.
I HAVANA, June 25. The Custom-House
fraud cases came up again for trial In the
I courts here today. The consensus of opln
i Ion Is that conviction Is now Impossible,
as every Judge and lawyer concernea
has relatives or friends among the ac
cused. NEW YORK ICE SCANDAL.
Grand Jury Dismissed the Cases of
NEW YORK, June 25. The grand Jury
today went into a consideration of the
case of conspiracy against the officers of
the American Ice Company. Later In the
day the grand jury handed in a report
to Judge MacMahon of the General Ses
sions, In which they dismissed the cases
California Wheat for Peru.
LIMA, Peru, via Galveston, June 25.
An excellent impression has been made
by the announcement that in addition to
the 50,000 tons of California wheat which
has Just arrived at Callao, an equal quan
tity Is on the way to Peru.