The Orange Daily Tribune. (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 77, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 24, 1903 Page: 3 of 4
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director ot the
I the following let-
Joseph Wheeler, vlg-
denying the story that vu
>re at d the outrageous llM
telegraphed out of Atlante
his reception and treat-
land, Oblo, June 13, 1003.
"My Daar Friend—I have been Jour-
and your favor addressed to
Ala., haa been very slow in
ig me. You say: 'It is claim <d
you (1) loft Now Orleans on the
the 22nd because my feel-
hurt.' I aaaure you, my dear
id, that there ta no ground what-
for thkl statement. During the
.. _„ ■ Jfe> M I
(Wheeler) was treated with discour-
tesy and waa rebuked by a Confeder-
ate general who aaked him (Wheeler)
'What do you think Generals Lee and
Jackson would say to you appearing in
that uniform at a Confederate reun-
ion?' that therefore, he wore the unl
form to show the veterana that sec-
tionalism was Indeed over.'
"Bach one of these statements is
absolutely false. I did not have a ves
tige of any kind of uniform at New
Orleans. Like nearly all army officers
I have never worn any uniform except
when on duty.
"No officer rebuked me nor said a
word about Generala Lee or Jackson,
or uniforma. I did not say that I was
deeply hurt or hurt at all. And I waa
not hurt, I did not aay anything
about uniforma, Or Bpaniah war or sec-
tlonallam, or anything like it The ef-
three dry* I waa In New Orleans, and fed 6f «11 these scandalous falsehoods
until I left at V o'clock the night or
the 22nd, I waa the recipient ot a "con-
•tant accumulation of courtesies, and
~ ' ' with my heart filled with «rati-
for the bountiful attentions atad
aay ovations which have been
those three days and dur-
ing my visit to New Orleans at Mardi
• Ora the klndneaa and attention which
1 received touched me very deeply,
and will be pleasant memories to me
to the last day of my life. During
thoee charming days 1 met taany dear
«M friends whom I had not seen for
would be to tellthe renders of all the
northern newspapers that; the uniform
of a United States officer waa scorned
and treated with disrespect by the
Confederate sodler at the reunion at
New Orleans, and that 'OeneraJ
Wheeler, who heretofore divided hon-
ors with Oeneral Gordon,' waa now
scorned Mpcauant and only eboause. he
came among them Jtr the uniform of
blue; In other words, thai thirty-eight
years after the cloee of the war the en-
tire body of Confederate veterans
scorn and exhibit disrespect for, the
uniform of the army of the Uniied
year*, and some of thnm. 1 fear, I|Stres, and, worse stltl, that a Con fed-
may never see again. I traveled more orsie general had. by his rebuke and
three thousand miles for the reference to Generals Lee and Jack-
rur* of being at thla reunion, 'ton. contended that thoee honored
I want far the purpoee of meeting my'and martyred heroes would, if nllve,
«Id aoldler comrades, and I also had a have joined in thla scorn and dlare-
epecinl desire to «acure the adoption apect.
of £ resolution thanking the secretary | "The fabrication, as told by the At-
war for his successfulefforts which lanta correspondent to the Northern
▼eft much In the enactment of newspapers, waa eo artfully written
to print the name of «very mom-, and contained such a serlea of details
of the Confederate army. B rthat it would naturally be believed by
1 bad conferred with Gen. Alna- persona who knew nothing of the
upon thia matter, and had'devot-' noble qualities of the Confederate sol-
much effort in urging that the dler, and the only excuse I have aeen
of tea namsa of all Confed- for the fabrication waa the hope that
aoldiers should bo regarded as n waa aulficiently sensational to In-
part of the rebellion re- creaae the sale of the papera whloh
id that without theae names produced It.
: would be vary incomplete. "The fabricator of the story probab-
felt very thankful to Secretary iy did not realise the effect It would
and I waa certain my brave old have upon Confederate soldiers, and
soldiers would be glad to the people of the Southern States,
in expressing thanks to him, j certainly regard It as misrepresent-
n grateful to them for comply- tng every brave soldier of the Confed-
with my request and adopting the eracy, but aome Confederates go fur-
In the very worda In which <her and assert that the writer of the
and Introduced by me. They Atlanta article waa guilty of the most
a resolution which I pre- malignant crime against the memory
and introduced, which waa nec- of Generals Lee and Jackson, and the
tor the successful prosecution soldiers they led in battle, that has
work by whloh the names of been perpetrated since 1865.
soldiers wll be perpetu-, >rtfbese men whose Intrepid courage
won Confederate victories, have de-
- voted themselves to building up the
for the flisaftiea ana Shattered fortunes of the South. They
by urging all Con- their children to revere with
the utmost tenderness the memory of
, the flag under which tor four long
for enlarged appropriations for yMr„ ^ fwhert fousht wlth
and almost saared purpose. t(( i<>rtitude and devotion without,*
Uave New Orleans abruptly, pa,4li¿| the history of warfare, to
I lock myself In my room. ^ upon >nd protect the ^ves of
the evening and day my room tb<, herolc dead with the warmest and-
Mat constantly_ °ocup ®« Ty de- deT(MJt ,OTe; but ,ll|ejr hare also
friends, and much or tna una ungbt4w|w that the flsg of the Unit-
tiled by those welcome visitera. ^ u and for tlme wll, be>
the only emblem of sovereignty for
... - . .. themselves and thehr posterity, and
th" *remt •a4 k,rU>u" °°untry
Confederate exercises. Tntawas tbe onljr gorernment they and their
r*** children can fight for and protect, and
the only ona they can look to for pro-
i 'Thla waa so universally the feeling
of the Sons of Confederates In 1898.
with rare exceptions, they asked for
'■"J ' the honor of fighting for their oountry
. *f "P.®®"* unfier the atare and atripee and in the
. .. ñ unUorm of the ot th« Un,t8d
parada bat S^bs!^"*" *** ñm otñMr ot th* *rmy
menead 1 had the pleaat
' all time.
ber purpose of my rlstt was
to make special demand on
of their respective
the door waa onl/ locked when I
asleep In my bad.
} last Unte I oould taha and
m York in time for a dinner given
British ambassador by a club
I am vice president. And to
three days In advance.
and 1 waa mi
that If I
iii.. J —
to fa|l In that war waa the gallant
Captain Capron from the Sunny South,
tha first to give up his life in the
, navy was the chivalrous Bagby of
North Carolina, while San Juan Hill
waa consecrate^ by tha life blood of
those Immortal heroes, Smith of Mis-
souri, and Ship of North Carolina, who
fall while gallantly loading the Tenth
cavalry to victory.
"Tha two moat distinguished offlcera
la the Santiago campaign was tha im
mortal Schley of Maryland, and the
galkat young Hobson of Alabama
and naxt la nadar comea fcho brave
Bvans and Chat wick, from Vlr-
re his native state oí. Georgia;
of the killed and died la these
warn Arlington ,holla to Ka lov-
embrace the gravea itf eons of Con-
lerata soldiers from as ery Southern
and noarir every city and ham-
the Potomac to tha Gulf con-
the gravea of the eons of Confed-
up their Uves under
for thirty year expressed sentí
ments the reverse of those sought to
butad fo Confederates by the
Atlanta telegram, and with such senti-
ments expressed by him they hire
been proud to elect him as their com-
durlng each of the thirteen
successive years, and what is said ot
General Gordon applies equally to.that
type of the highest chivalry, Lléut.
Gen. Stephen D. Lee. At the request
of these officers the government has
sent naval ships and army organisa-
tions to assist In our reunions, and
while General Wheeler was at all
times In citizen's dress, there were
many Federal military officers pres-
ent, and very many uniforms of of-
ficers of the United States. Especial-
ly and notably waa the very numerous
staff of the governor of Georgia, all or
most of whom were dressed In the
brilliant uniform of a colonel of the
staff of the army of the United States.
"All of the Federal officers of both
the army and navy, clad in their uni-
forms, have always been received as
highly honored guests, and the «ame
Is true and was true of those in United
States uniform at the reunion at Now
Orleans, and the old veterans remem
ber with pride their enthusiastic re-
ception to General Schofleld; the com-
mander of the United States army, at
their reunion at Houston, Texas, in
"1 might go still further and, cite
the reception of Admiral Schley, and
all our presidents and their generals
In all their visits to the Southern
"The purpose of the writer or the
man who Incited the Atlanta dispatch
is of no consequence. The reasonable
object would appear to be to con-
vince one that Confederate veterans
had disrespect for the unitorm of the
United States, and as a starting point
he falsely said that General Wheeler
wore suoh a utilform nt The reunion,
and upon that text he built, his fabri-
cation. Some say the purpose was
sensation; aome that he only sought
to misrepresent Confederate veterans
and Southern people, while some
think his purpose was to fan Into life
the dying embera of the bloody sbirt
fires which In days gone by certain
politicians regarded as valuable assets
for political campaigns.
"My knowledge of newspaper corre-
spondents has taught me that they are
gentlemen of high atandlng and char-
acter, and 1 choose to hope that this
one waa deceived, and that the guilty
party was some man devoid of charac-
ter and truth, and all l have said I
wish to apply to the one who is really
responsible for the libelous publica-
"Again expressing my heartfelt
thanks for the honors so generously
extended to me while I was In New
Orleans, believe me. sincerely your
friend, JOSEPH WHEELER."
PtrenrTh an* vigor com* o' rood
food, duly digested. "Force" a ready
to senre wheat and barlev food, add
no burden, but austalna, nourishes, in
Holland Hotel Arrlvala.
D. M. Dulber, Lake Charles.
Waiter Stoddard. Lake Charlea.
Jesse C. Clarke. Richmond, Va.
N. J. Rosa and wife, Belolt; Wis.
W. H. Barnes. Chicago.
Sam Marks, City.
E. B. Tlvy, CKy.
M. Schwartz, Waco.
Louis Carle, D'Hanla. Texaa.
Alf. Oinsmeyer, D'Hani*. Texas.
R. D. Steele. Port Arthur.
Dr. T. F. Coyle. City.
C. E. Davidson. Beaumont.
F. C. Hamford. New York.
Henry C. West. New Orleans.
Roy C- West, St. Louis. •
Qeo. R. Langsttrm. New York.
Geo. C. Williams, Starks, La.
W. C. Stewart. City.
J. J. Golman, New Orleans.
C. E, Swlck, New Orleans.
J. E. Adklns, Chicago.
B. M. Larylno. Houston.
O. Kleplnger, Dallas.
J. L. Wilbarger. Sour Lake.
D. Portwood. Jr., Nenr Orleans.
F. A. Smith. Now Orleans.
O. L. Field, New York.
J. B. Warren. Dallas.
Don't forget that J. H. Peveto Is
agent for thé Columbia and Hy>po In-
candescent lamps. Full supply on
The Big Store—The Busy
The Rouss Racket Store.
Mrs. W. M. Gunitream and children
returned last night from a pleaaaot
visit to her parents at Leeevllle, La.
Mrs. J. H. Foreman and children
left last night for Del Rio, where
they will visit relatives for a few
D. Portwood, Jr., of Fort Worth, Is
In the city, the guest of hl« brother,
J. M. Portwood, of the Gate City drug-
Mrs. D. Mossiker and children are
expected home tomorrow from Lake
Charles, where they have been visit-
C. E. Swlck, representing the E. C.
Palmer & company newspaper supply
house, of New Orleans. Is In the city
trwisy calling on his customers.
E. F. Kavaneugh, one of the manag-
ers of the Hodges Dry Goods com-
pany's branch here, 4s spending a cou-
ple of days in Sour Lake prospecting.
The water works company are ex-
tending their main down Henderson
street to College, thus adding a cou-
ple more blocks to the water protect-
ed territory of the city.
Miss Emma Thomas, Who has been
very seriously 111 with typrtioid fever
for several weeks. Is reported to be
convalescing and her many friends
throughout the city are rejoicing over
the prospect of the young lady's early
Captain R. D. Steele, the jovial rep-
resentative of the National Board of
Marine Underwriters, is up from his
headquarters at Port Arthur today.
Captain Steele is a raconteur of unus-
ual brilliancy amd hie stories in the
vernacular have made him popular
throughout this section.
A letter received by relative* here
from Mrs. A. O. McLean, at Topo
Chico Hot Springs, near Monterey,
Mexico, states that Mr. McLean is
now well enough to walk to and from
his meals. This good news will be
welcomed by a host of Arch'a friends
The Laa^-Atd Society of the Pres-
byterian church will meet tomorrow
(Thursday) afternoon at 3 o'clock, at
the residence of Mrs. H. J. Ortmeyer.
There will be some important work
before the ladies and a full attendance
is requested by the president.
í Mr. J. W. Elllsor and family are vis-
iting the family of hts daughter, Mrs.
Fannie Caruth. Mr. ElHsor is from
Wharton. He is very favorably Im-
pressed with Orange county and is
seriously thinking' of "locating here.
He was a very pleasant visitor to the
Tribune sanctum this morning.
Oar Meats are sweet, Juicy anil
Tender. We make a specialty
of choice cats of tteak. 9 9 9
9 9 Our refrigerator constantly
keeps all meats at an even tem-
perature, thus preserving their
good qualities. 9 9 9 9 9
Telephone Your Order —Both Phones 44.
Market: Polk St. below Presbyterian Cliurch. Free delivery to all parts of city
I Bland's Bakery
U Ike pl.ee te bay
The Best Bread, Pies and Cakes
* T1Y BLAIfD'S BAKERY PRODUCTS tf
£* and you will always trade there.... ^
|¡ FRESH BREAD, CAKES AND PIES DAILY.
X 4*4*4* 4*^4 4*4* 4* 4*^4 4* 4* 4* 4* *¥*^4* 4* 4* 4* 4*
I RL UMRING.... Tubs, Closets. %
® M Sinks, Lavatories, Etc. £
¿i 1 1 1 ®
^ All Work Given Prompt Attention. $
® f. j. Mcculloch, i
We have a large stock of Ladles'
and Miases' Low Quarter Shoe*, and
they have the double advantage of be-
ing high quality, now lasts, and low
priced. Sise them at,
24 tf. L. MILLBR'S.
Qun Club Meeting Tomorrow Night.
All members of the Orange Oum
Hub at* requested to moot Thursday
evening. June «5, at 9 o'clock sharp
at the otty -hail. Bvery member should
he present, as business of the utmost
Importance will he transacted.
By order, M. J. ANDERSON,
Your "Midsummer Night" Dream"
will not be disturbed by the pernio**
mosquito If you use the bob
Dr. Cutter—"You say your appetite
is good; but how about your sleep?
Do you sleep well at nlghtt" Pa-
" — ,t's just -what I am unable
. Cutter—"Ah 1 That's Ji
I was afraid of. Your tt
is evidently In a had
Dave Mossier Is a expected—home
Friday from Marlln. where he has
been taking a course of hot sulphur
baths. Mr. Mossiker was a very sick
man when he left here some three
weeks ago. and his many frleñds will
lie glad to know he has so quickly re-
The Methodist Ladles' Concert
Thursday night promises to be a big
success. The ladles have arranged a
splendid program and the beet local
talent will participate. Everyone
should attend and make this praise-
worthy effort of the ladles a success.
The admission Is only fifty centa and
there are none too poor to go. 24-lt.
Dr. David S. Spear, physician, rice
farmer and rice mill manger, is in the
city today on business. Dr. Spear
was one,of the pioneer rice growers
of Jefferson county and has doae
great deal toward making that one
ot the best rice counties In the state.
He Is at present manager of the
Beaumont Wee Mills and has, In the
short time he has held that responsi-
ble position, proved himself the moet
progressive man they have ever had
Flnck's Union Made Overalls su-e
for sale and are guaranteed by
24tf. L. MILLER.
You can get the best bargains at
The Rouss Racket Store. 24tf
Ha* Ha Kn*w.
An insurance adjuster in St. Louis
tells ot a new expedient of the Incen-
A man's store had burned. and he
half admitted setting it off to a friend
who wanted full particulars with a
view to similar practices.
"I tell you," Bald the proprietor,
"the rats gnawed matches and set it
"How do you know? Did you see
"No, I didn't see them; but 1 know
I rubbed matches In the llmburger
cheese before I threw them on the
cellar floor."—New York Tribune.
■' i,.,.', •.
Busy Store—The Rousa Racket
Kansas City Southern Railway
"Straight as the Crow Flies
KANSAS CITY T<VrHE GULF
PASSING THROUGH A GREATER DIVERSITY OF CLIMATE,
SOU. AND RESOURCE THAN ANY OTHER RAILWAY
IN THE WORLD. FOR ITS LENGTH. >
Along its lino sro the finest lands, suited for growing sm*U grain, com, flax,
rotten; for commercial applo and poach orchards, for otlu>r fruit* and berries;
for commercial cantaloupe, potato, tomato and general truck farms; for
sugarcane and rlcecultlvatlon; for morchantablotlmtier; for raising horses,
mules, cattle, bogs, sheep, poultry and Angora goats, at prices ranging from
FREE GOVERNMENT HOMESTEADS
to twenty-flve dollars or mora per a- ro.
■Writ for a copy of " CURRENT EVENTS," published by the
KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN RAILWAY
THE SrtORT LINE TO
••INEXPENSIVE AND COMFORTABLE HOMES."
C. C. BWINDCLL, D. P. A. S. G. WARNER, G. P. AND T. A.,
TKXARKANA, TEX. KANSAS CITY; MO.
r. g. noeoLER, trav. Paaa. an o imio*n MR, Kansas city, mo.
New Passenger Agent.
Y'eaterday'a Houston Chronicle has
■ ■ +< —
•" T. J. Andfer3on haa been appointed
general passenger agent of the At-
lantic division of Che Southern Pa-
Mr. Anderson's headquarters will
Joseph Hellen, former chief clerk,
succeeds Mr. Anderson as assistant
general passenger agent.
The foregoing came to the Chronicle
this morning from private sources in
Nearly simultaneously with the ar-
rival of the telegram bringing the in-
formation of the promotion of Mr. An¿
derson and Mr. Hellen, Mr. Anderson
himself came In from Chicago.
"What's the news, Mr. Anderson?"
started the magnetic passenger man
to talking of his visit to the Windy
City, where he went with Passenger
Traffic Manager S. F. B. Morse and
Chief of Literary Bureau M. B. Trez-
evant on June 9.
"Oh, we had a great time—I mean
from the standpoint of doing things.
I attended the annual meeting of the
passenger department heads of the
Harriitnian reside, and among other
paraded in electric automobiles over
Chicago'^ streets. The hats were a
perfect opposite to the autos. The
hats repref-rrtled the quaint orient,
the autoa throbbingly modern Ameri-
ca. It was such a hit that Í wonder
It's not dram'atized—they dramatize
everything nowadays, you know."
When Mr. Anderson ' has stopped
talking about the interesting things
his road's people did, he was asked If
there was any truth in the report
that he had been made general pas-
senger agent of the Southern Pacific
here. In about two minutes the
suave, sartorically correct got very
busy doing something else, and as he
had plenty of people around he man-
aged to dodge the question.
Later Mr. Markham was seen and
he SMiid it was a fact that Mr. Ander-
son had been made general passenger
agent and Mr. Hellen had succeeded
him as assistant general passenger
T. J. Anderson is too welj known hll
over the country to need any Intro-
duction to the people. The folio?
paragraph'deals with a few latter
Incidents in connection with his ca-
Mr. Anderson came to Texas as
district passenger agent at Waco In
1900. In August of the following year
he waa made division passenger
things done at the meeting was to fix
on the amount of money to be expend agent. In December of that same year
Od for advertising purposes during the Southern Pacific brought him
the coming year. Along that line I here as assistant general passenger
may add that our advertising In this agent. His work since that time has
year's campaign is going to be of been conspicuously brilliant and his
greater scope than ever before. 1 promotion, while natural, comea as a
"Any great Improvements contem- pleasant surprise to his frelnds here
plated In train service, Mr. Antler- and abroad, and they are legion.
son?" —— Before comlna to Texas Mr. Ánder-
"You hot there Is! We are going SOD waB genet ! r"">rtfr* agant of
do a few sfcunta along that line that the Seaboard Air Line.
are going to make the traveling pub- Joseph Hellen, the new assistant
lie mighty happy. general passenger egent, has for some
"The already fine Sunset Limited time been chief clerk In the Southern
train Is going to be m*de finer still, pacific passenger office here. Prior
and our double dally service from to that he was In the accounting de-
New Orleans to Frisco and other partment at New Orleans. Mr. Hel-
coast points Is to be made more am- )en is a native of Alabama and Is one
pie and sumptuous In ways of aocom- 0f the most competent railroad men
modatlons as Is to be found on any jn the South.
American line." The notification circulars of these
Mr. Anderson spoke of other items promotions will be sent out this ev-
of minor Interest which wore taken enlng.
up at the meeting of the equipment ■ ■ _ ,
and schedule conference, of whloh he He met her Just as he stepped on tha
Is a member, and then told what the
to t^e Southern
laad she saw
*ras smoking" a cheap ci-
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Rein, Charles M. The Orange Daily Tribune. (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 77, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 24, 1903, newspaper, June 24, 1903; Orange, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth183090/m1/3/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar State College – Orange.