The Ferris Wheel, Volume 6, Number 35, Saturday, May 13, 1899 Page: 3 of 8
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IlAt Gharleston, S. 6., With Manu Delegates
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'Charleston, S. C., May 11.-Almos
the first official act of the ninth annual
reunion of the United Confederate
RVeterans which began its sessions yesterday,
was an attempt by Gen. Stepher
!D. Lee of Mississippi to secure an in
&ioGArse;mentA _ or rresiaen _clnes~ sug
ag> *, - uorsement or President McKinley's sugt
.gestion made in his recent Atlanta
, speech that the care of the graves of
'; Confederate dead should be undertak"-
en by the Federal government. Action
' o n the resolution was frustrated by a
motion to refer it to the committee or
Ideal weather conditions favor the
veterans of the gray, and their thouf
sands of friends who are crowding this
X hospitable southern city. A conservative
estimate places the number of visi
tors at between 25,000 and 35,000. The
: attendance from the south at large Is
not so general as in former years, but
: South Carolinians and veterans from
' adjacent states make up the deficiency
; [while southern enthusiasm is at top
food. Everywhere is0 heard the blare
; of bands and the strains of the "Bonnie
[Blue Flag" mingled with "Dixie" and
. other airs dear to the southland, while
' - cheering crowds greet every repetition
of the tunes. The best of order pre.
vails and over all is the air of genial
sociability and hospitality.
The business session was called to
' ' order yesterday morning by Gen. G. I.
; . Walker, commanding the South Caro'
lina division, in the handsome audit
'torium erected for the occasion by the
- city. Its enormous space was crowded
and crowds were unable to gain admit.
- tance to the building. When Gen. J.
;B. -Gordon, commander-in-chief, ap;
:peared on the stage he was greeted
with thunders of applause. The band
struck up "Dixie" and the veterans
cheered and cheered again. In call@A;
;ing the asemblage to order Gen. Walk-^
er spoke of Charleston's invitation to
- the veterans to meet at the birthplace
of secession, and said that the gavel
which he was using was that which
-had been used in 1860 to call to order
ithe secesion convention. The chairs
Used by the officers and the
table of the presiding officer were the
Same as use on that memorable occa.sion.
Dr. J. William Jones, the chaplain
general, then invoked the divine blessting
upon the convention.
Gen. Walker then introduced Lieut.
Gov. McSweeney, whose mention of
Wheeler was applauded and of Hampton
Mayor Smith of Charleston extended
to the visitors a welcome.
Gen. Gordon was then escorted to
the front of the stage, and his appearance
was the signal for a storm
-of applause. Cheers and shrill yells
for the commander-in-chief, mingled
with the crash of the band, and hats,
handkerchiefs and flags were waved
frantically. When order was finallly restored
the old Confederate chieftain
was presented by Gen. Walker, and he
delivered an eloquent address. He spoke
with all the vigor, eloquence and grace
which have won for him a national
reputation as an orator.
At the conclusion of his speech Gen.
Gordon led Mrs. Stonewall Jackson to
the front of the stage, and she was endthusiastically
applauded. As he presented
Mrs. Jackson Gen. Gordon said:
"I will shake hands for you all," and
in an instant he added: "No, I will do
more than that; I am going to hug her
for you," and with that he did what
he said he said he was going to do, which met
the hearty approval of the vast throng.
The paradeparade was a great affair, with
Gen. Wade Hampton in command, and
'5000 in line.
Presented to Moorman.
Charleston, S. C., May 11.-Last
night at the auditorium an interesting
ceremony took place in the presentation
to Gen. Moorman, adjutant gen-
eral of the association, of a flag from
,,. * each of the southern states. An im.
..t .mense crowd was present and the occasion
was made a social one. Gen.'
Moorman was the chief mover in the
organization of the Confederate veterans
and formed the first camp in New
Orleans. The flags were presented by
the young lady sponsors from the
states and brief addresses were made
for each by an officer.
t Lansing, Mich., May 11.--A bill pass-
ed the senate yesterday practically
e shutting trusts out of Michigan and
- its friends claim votes enough in the
a house to pass it. It prevents trusts
and monopouies of capital, skill or
arts from carrying out restrictions
in trade or commerce, from limiting
or reducing production or increase,
from reducing the price of merchandise
or any commodity, of fixing any standard
or figure whereby the price to the
public consumer of any article or commodity
of merchandise shall be in any
manner controlled or established. In
addition to criminal and civil penalties
provided, any person injured in his
business by a trust may sue and recover
.two-fold the damage sustained.
Trenton, N. J., May 11.-Three men
j were seriously and two fatally injured
in an explosion at the boiler works
of the New-Jersey Iron and Steel company.
The injured are John Smith and
Enrich Jenkins, firemen; Edward Goggan,
Charles Malcop and Antonio
Husky. Smith and Jenkins are not
expected to live. They are horribly
scalded and Jenkins' back is broken.
The other men are badly scalded. They
were all taken to the St. Francisco
hospital. The cause of the explosion
Mexican Telephone Company.
New York, May 11.-The stockholders
of the Mexican Telephone company
held their annual meeting yesterday in
in this city and re-elected the retiring
board of directors. The following
resolution was passed:
"Resolved, that we, the stockholders
of the Mexican Telephone company,
urge the directors to use their influence
to secure the rights to use the
long distance telephone, not only in
Mexico, but between the United States
Buena Vista, Ga., May 11.-A wholesale
poisoning occurred at a colored
revival meeting near here. Among the
viands provided for the delegates was
a can of buttermilk, from which a
dozen members drank freely. All were
taken deathly sick and Rev. John
Donnoway died in a few hours. Two
other preachers are also expected to
die. It is believed that the milk was
poisoned from contact with the metal
vessel in which it was carried.
Inspired by Wine.
Manila, May 11.-The Filipinos of
Gen. Mascardo's army, inspired by
wine taken from the storehouse of Barcorior
and by the general's oratory on
Monday evening, attacked San Fernando.
There was tremendous yelling and
a great expenditure of cartridges by
the rebels, but very little result. Gen.
Mascardo holds the outskirts of Barcorior,
west of' the railroad.
Manila, May 11.-Reports received
from the insurgent line, which, however,
have not been confirmed, say that
a meeting of the Filipino congress has
been held at San Isidro. There was no
quorum present, but in spite of this
fact some business was transacted.
The reports add that although those
who attended were mostly partisans of
Aguinaldo, a strong desire for peace
Wichita, Kan., May 11.-A cyclone
struck Coldwater, Kan., late Tuesday
night, destroying twelve houses. Jos.
Bowers, a prominent cattleman, was
killed. Aldrich's general store was
wrecked and a brick block on the main
street was blown down. The Presbyterian
church was destroyed and the
Immigration Commmissioner Powderly
favors a law stopping immigra,
tion for fifteen years.
Another: attempt -was made .at :Duluth,
Minn., to blow up a street car
states and rA- .i':stank.
tgither in p te ia &pt Ii
of a scheme tort ettei a^o-o iBteriational
dispule ar'lioiT which
,will be presented' ':6W tWeO' sarm.arifenit
conferencee at' its aet'.tg?' Tiae Hague
on. the 16th oSl tbi' sent monti. The
*American delegate ] -A4ae&- lsy Am'lassadbor
White; are equipped with a' fairly
'vell digested plan for 4he execution
of this long-c.r shed project, while
;the British delegates are prepa;ri with
'a plan which is almost identical within
'the American project.
The details can not be procured: for'
!publication in advance of the presenta:tion:
of the projects to the conference.
iIt is known, however, that there are.
essential differences between this last
!plan and that embodied in the treaty
drafted by Secretary Olney and, Julian'
iPaunceforte, which failed' of action in
the senate when submitted for ratification.
The differences are rather- in
the methods provided for''securing an
impartial adjudication than in the
principles of the former convention,.
and it is believed that on these points
the British and American propositions;
are not precisely similar.
It can not be said that the, American
delegate go to the conference with
any strong expectations that their own
scheme for securing the adjustment of
disputes by arbitration, or indeed any
project of the kind, will secure the
adhesion of the entire conference or
even a majority of the delegates. But
they are content to plant the seed and
make i beginning, which, it is hoped,,
by the president and Secretary Hay,
will in the end have substantial results.
The American delegates go committed
to this arbitration project much
more strongly than to anything likely
to figure before the conference. Regarding
disarmament their instructions
are to tell the conference that the
present armament of the United States
and within the possibilities of the future
are so far below the present minimum
armaments with which any of
the great powers of Europe are likely
to be content, there is really no reason
why the United States should be called
into the agreement. Other points upon
which the delegates have been instructed
are correctly referred to in the
cable, dispatches, namely, the exemption
from seizure of indivdual property
and the extension of the Red Cross
rules to warlike operations at sea. As
to the former, the president expressed
himself very strongly in his last message
to congress, and the delegates go
charged to give practical effect to these
views. As to the Red Cross extension,
both the United States and Spain during
the recent war voluntarily agreed
to apply the Red Cross rules at sea.
Manila, May 10.-A reconnoitering
party from Maj .Gen. Lawton's command,
which consisted of two companies
of the Minnesota regment, and
two companies of the Oregon regiment,
under command of Maj. Diggles of the
Minnesota regiment, advanced to a
point near San Miguel, which is about
twelve miles north of Baligna. T1ere
the Americans were met with a volley ,
from a force of rebels behind trenches,
Maj. Digggles was wounded in the
head and a private soldier was also
wounded. Maj. Diggles and the private, .
together with ten typhoid patients, .
were brought by special train to Man- '
ila. The Don Jose, the last of the
steamers under the American flag s
whcih were detained by the insurgents l
since the beginning of the war, was (
found by the gunboat Manila at Batan- :
agas and arrived yesterday.
Alderman McAfee's ordinance at
Sherman, requiring all property owners (
to remove weeds and tall grass from .
their premises, to have same cut from
the gutters along their sidewalks and
to keep trees overhanging sidewalks ]
trimmed so that the lowest limbs shall i
not be nearer than six feet to the
ground, has become a law. t
Claudia Scott was thrown from his .
horse near Georgetown, Tex., and kill- e
Kansas City, Mo., May 10.-Nearly
100 delegates were in attendance yes- (
terday upon the opening session of e
the sixth biennial supreme council of !t
the Catholic Knights of America. The t
leading feature of yesterday's programune
was the solemn high mass
held at' St. Patrick's cathedral. The i
officers and delegates formed in line
and marched to the church ,headed t
by the uniform rank company from
Vincennes,- 'Ind., under command of
Gen. J . W. Morriaus, supreme 'com- r
inander in chief. -
H.[aana, May. !/.;-ren. 'Maxime/ [' :. ' '
inez Is trying to persuade Gov. Ge-l. ^'^" ^ * e
Brooke 'that thf Cib:an standing army H. -en Rayod .,. id' 1 " 'd' : ? . .::
or o-s,(000 men i .a necessary adjunct to u' . ..... Ho.- : .-:
- 1.O me ancsayajnt*Dunkik, N. Y,, has evolved a new the,
the proper government of the island. ory of the universe, which, if adopted
His views he presented in writing, but generally,, will revolutionize astronomwithout
eliciting as yet any reply. ical 'science, or at least that part of ii
The' proposition is not likely to receive relating to the' sun. From the days
much consideration at headquarters,. of the star-gazers of Palestine almost
though considerable surprise was.. c-the popular notion regarding this centhough
considerable surprise was '~c- tra ruler e o fi f
casioned by this magnificent project tra t our family of planets haglo
which, if adopted, Gomez doubtless of molten material its a constant and
believes, would be placed under his perpetual state of eambustion. Now
personal control, comes the man from western New
The'growing conviction that there is York with the information that this
no need of rural guards except in the idea is false, and. that tnhe conventional
wilder portions of the provinces of picture representing the sun with
Santiago atnd Puerto Principe is con- bright lines radiating in all directions
into' space, thus imnplying that actual
firmed by the investigations of Capt. heat and light are produced within,
Hickey of the governor general's staff, and of the body itself, is an utter abwho
returned yesterday from a 2000-n surdity. "This view- of the sun," he
mile trip, through. the provinces east of says, "is strangely inconsistent with
Havana, which has occupied two and antagonistic to certain well-known
months. With the exception of a few; cosmical facts. Science teaches and
i'n Santiago province, he found no. demonstrates to be true that the uniin
Santrace s of bahe found inotsversal space is inconceivably cold and
"-tracesi- of T -andfts. ' . utter darkness. A 'burning," '"ire-ball'
"Political feeling in the country dis- sun thus becomes an impossibility,, an
tricts" 'he declared, "'is far less intense absurdity." Rather should the sun be
than in. Havana, where the malcon- represented, this philosopher maintents'
are gathered.. Most of the Cu- tains, as a huge planet, like unto, the
bans of' the provinces favor ultimate earth, only many times larger, perindependence,
but they are willing to
independence, but they are willing to haps even fit for habitation, surrounded
by darkness and the stars; not on
have the American occupation con- fire, but tremendously electrical in its
tinue for a year at least, as they recog-, activities in other words, a vast celesnize
that the island revenues are ex- tial dynamo producing currents of
pended, honestly upon betterments." electricity which pass invisible and
free through all the ninety-odd milMonster
Testimonial, lions of miles of cold and darkness,
Washington, May 10.-Admiral Dew- until they meet their resistance at the
ey upon his return to the United States earth and its atmosphere. Such resistance
is all that is needed, in the
is to be presented with a monster te- sisance is all th at is needed, in the
timonial costing of autograph let- mind of this twentieth century scientimonial
consisting of autograph let- tist, to develop the so-called sunheat
ter from nearly every member of Pres- and sunlight, just as light and heat
ident McKinley's cabinet, governors of are produced in the electric current
states and prominent United States by the resistance offered by carbon or
senators. The secretary of the treasury other material. Arc lights, such as
says in his written opinion of Dewey stud our streets, are in effect the planthat
he regards him as one of the ga- ets fed by the sun. After exciting oru
laxy of men who have made the Amer- atmosphere to these and other aetivia
ties, the electric currents pass into the
ican name honorable and illustrious; earth, awaking in it gravitation and
the secretary of state writes that no other electrical effects, thence comartificial
commemoration of such a vic- pleting the circuit by returning to the
tory is at all needful to preserve it for- sun and arousing in it identically the
ever in the American heart. The see- same functions as on its humble satretary
of the navy expresses similar ellite. It follows that if the sun emits
views. The secretary of agriculture neither light nor heat, but simply elecreminds
Americans that Dewey in a tric currents which produce these phenomena,
it can no longer be said that
day added an archipelago to the pos- the moon borrows from it its gentle
sessions of the United States. The sec- effulgence, and tne poet loses a subretary
of war that he gladly adds his ject for some of his daintiest conceptribute
of praise to Dewey, and the tions. What has been with him herepostmaster
general enthusiastically se- tofore a "full-orbed glory" becomes
onds the proposition to emphasize the simply a prosaic electrical machine,
gratitude of the people. While Ad- whose currents act on our atmosphere
as do those from the sun, though to a
miral Dewey will be the recipient of less degree, on account of difference
many honors on his return home,. this in power. Science, with its newly
testimonial will be the first written found facts and progressive theories,
evidence extended to him of the very has always been destructive of old
widespread sentiment of gratitude on Imagery, but the old delusions are far
the part of Americans for the victor of less poetic after all than their sucManila.
cessors when the poets' minds have
become readjusted to them. But, says
the practical reader, "What shall we
Deplorable Affair, say of the sun's dazzle, which is so
Meridian, Miss., May 10.-A deplor- real and so painful to the human eye?"
able tragedy was enacted at Okolona, Simply an optical illusion, answers the
Miss., yesterday. The details as re- new theory. "Such dazzling brightceived
here are somewhat confusing, ness cannot be located at the sun;
but it is understood that as a result neither is it found in the black of
of the affair fr m Infinite space nor in our atmosphere;
of the affair four men, among, among therefore, it can be found only in the
the prominent people in the little town, depths of the eye of the beholder-i. e.,
are dead. Dr. Wm. Murphy became upon the retina." So, too, there is no
involved in a dispute with Chas. D. longer such a thing as a moonbeam;
Clark over a bill which the doctor that which seems such is simply an
claimed Clark owed him. The dispute illusion, and is no more real than the
rew hated and a fight was precipl existence of actual spots upon the surtated.
Clark drew a knife and, rush- face of the sun! Dear, dear!-Boston
tated. Clark drew a knife and, rush- Transcript.
,ng at the pnysician, quickly severed
his jugular vein. Howard Murphy, the
physician's son, hearing of the trouble,
rushed to the scene and with a revolver
shot Clark to death. Walter Clark,
C]ark's brother, then came up and engaged
Howard Murphyin a duel. Pistols
were used. The fight was a vicious
one and resulted in the death of both
Little Rock , Ark., May 10.-At 2
o'clock yesterday morning the storehouse
of H. W. Robinson at Sweet
Home, near this city, was fired by an
incendiary. When the fire was well
under way the incendiary aroused Mr.
Robinson at his home near by. Robinson
reached the burning store just
in time to save his brother within. As
soon as Robinson bad left the house
the incendiary attacked Mrs. Robinson
with an ax and a terrible struggle
followed, in which she was beaten
into semi-consciousness. After robbing
the residence the man escaped.
San Juan de Porto Rico, May 10.sen.
Guy V. Henry, the retiring governor
general of Porto Rico, left for
he United tates yesterday on board
the transport McP.herson. His departure
was attended by lively and affectng
The McPherson left the harbor amid
he booming of cannon, the women on
hore waving their handkerchiefs and
In not a few cases shedding tears of
The Obliging Riley.
Philadelphia Record: The strength
of the fad for autographs was strikingly
shown yesterday, when scores of
clerks and customers besieged James
Whitcomb Riley, while he was modestly
making some book purchases in a
large department store. As soon as the
Hoosier poet was sighted near the latest
book counter the news quickly
went the rounds of the clerks, and
within a half hour Mr. Riley had obligingly
signed his name to 100 cards.
Customers who were at the book stalls
at the time or were attracted thither
also took advantage of the opportunity,
and secured the signature of the poet.'
To one of the clerks Mr. Riley said,
that, on the average, he receives 200(
letters a day asking for his autograph,,
and many more personal requests.
while on his tours. When not in,
a humor for composition the poet, ass
a mental diversion, occupies himself,
in signing the thousands ' of cards
which he yearly receives.
Plants Protect Themselves.
Plants protect themselves by terri,fying
attitudes, just as do insects. One
of the uses of the movements of the.
sensitive plant is to frighten animals.
A venturesome browsing creature com-a
ing near it is afraid to touch a plant
which so evidently is occupied by spirits.
The number of poor authors is as
great as the number of authors who
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