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Tiuimas h McLaurin Together Fact
the Music
Both Sesators .Oiven a Parlamentar3
Scolitlg and Restored to Fellow.
shipTir ?Atate.
Wasi gtdn, NeciaL-Senators Mc
r Lanurir JIllman, of South Caro
lina, riday were severely cen.ured b3
the Uiiite& States Senate. The admin
1stratl, i "the censure 'grew out o:
the sena'ation:al. personal encounter be
tween the'W Senators on the floor o:
the Senattlast"Saturday during thi
considgation .of the Philippine tarif
bill. the ~adoption of the resolutioi
of ceb i*ibIiably closes the incident
so far as official action of the Senate is
Im )I after thb Senate conven
ed Mbr " ows chalrmau- of the com
mittee on i reges aud elections, 't
Which-ht A IlIman . cOntro
versy: bad bee- referred, reported tha
' i'esolution of censure framed by a ma
jority of the committee. Accompany
lug ttg.eolut4on was a .report narra
ting the ev ets which led up to thi
light betwen the two Seiators and set
ting out,"t comelusions of the maJbri
ty. A brief statement was presente(
-by Senators Bailey, Blackburn, Pettus
M. J.-+.oster and Dubois, Democratit
mebers of the comsmittee, dissentinj
r conclusions of the majority
'he .agre3 ever, to the resolutioi
ofere -iaority report was pre
sented ;bySe ors McComas, Bever
idge and rrehard, Republicans, vhc
maintained that the adoption of a reso
lutiounof, eensure was -.not sufficien1
Priactialy there was nc
debate e0 the +eeGltion. although Mr
Giai 1 a'la of Connecti
. eut, n S ideat ief statenaent
that thetesrtign was not quiteaati
psie 4ae . 'T 12.
When Mr. Tltma a's name was callei
he added now s nsation to the pro
eeedings and saytng with ill
.conea eeiiotiofn: "Among gen#lemei
an apology for an- offense committe<
under .heat of blood is usually consid.
ered sumctent
When the senate was called to ordei
a notably large attendance of se-ntori
was on the floos aad the galleries were
thronged. Both Senators McLaurin anc
Tillman.of Seoth Carolina were in thei
seats. Grat Interest wat manifested b3
senators on the floor and by spectator
in;the galleries in the reading of the
jo rneI which..contined the protest,
of Mr, Tillman against not being per
mitted.to vote while under the ban of
the senatp's order of contempt.
Mr. Bui-r-bws of Michigan, chairmar
of the committee on privilege'; an1
elections, presented the followin:; reso
]utionl which had been formulated b:
that committee.
"That it ijs 'the judgment.of the sen
ote that the senators froma SoutCara.
MdcLaurin, frdisorderly resavir an:
senate d.uing the open session of th<
senate en the 22nd clay of Februaory
inst., deserve the censure of the senate
nnd they are hereby censured for the.;
breach of the privileges and dignity oi
*this body; and from and afW the adop
tion of this resolution ,bder ad
judging them in contempt f the sen.
ate shall be no longer in force and
Mr. Burrows presented the request o:
the majority of. the committee whici
was read.
The report recited the history of the
L,altercatio,n in the senate and quoted1
X---the language t-hen used by the c.frend
ers. All agreed to this statement.
The report then continued as fol
"The majority of the committee are
or opinion that the legal effect of ad
judging these senators in contempt 1f
* the senate was to suspend their func
tions as senat ors and that such punish
ment for disorderly behavior is clearly
within the power of the senate but the
conclusion they have reached makes it
unnecessary to discuss this questio-1.
*The offenses committed by the two
senators were not in the oupinion of a
News in Paragraphs.
Tihe Ohio House of Representatives
declared in favor of the election of
United States Senators by a direct
of the people.
Miss Elizabeth Chew Williams, of
Baltimore, was elected a vice presi
dent general of the Daughters of the
American Revolution.
Vera and Charles Loner, orphans,
were burned to death at Worcester,
A statue to John Burns, a hero of
Gettysburg, has been erected on the
Secretary Hay and Lord Paunce
fote exchanged final ratification of
+ha isthmi!an canal treaty.
i majority of the committee, of equal
"Mr: McLaurin did not commence the
encounter but:only stood in his place
at his desk, where he was speaking and
resisted the attack that was made apon
him. In other words his offense was
confined to the use of unparillamentary
language, for which he had unusual
provocation. Nevertheless, his offense
was a violation of the rules of the sen
ate of so serious a character that in
the opinibn of the committee it should
be condemned.
"In the case of Mr. Tillman, the
record shows that the altercation was
commenced by the charge he made
against Mr. McLaurin. Such a charge
is inexacusa,ble, except in connection
with a resolution to investigate. Mr.
Tillman not orly made the charge
without any avowal of purpose to in
vestigate but also disclaiming knowl
edge of evidence to establish the of
fense and this he said after the charge
had been specifically and unqualifiedly
denied by Mr. McLaurin:
"Such a charge, under any circum
sances, would be resented by any man
worthy to be a senator; but, made as it
- was -in this instance, its offensiveness
was,greatly. Intesifiedr This feature
ofth1s offense; ooupled' with the fact
that.h. alo cpmmeaced theeencounter
by quitting h.is. seat .some. distance
away from' Mr. McLaurin, and; rushin;
violently upon him, struck him in
face, makes the cause one of such e:.
ceptional -risbehavior that a majority
of the committee are of the opinion
tla'is offense was of such greater
gravity than that of M'r. McLaurin.
The penalty of a censure by the
senate in the nature of things muot
vary in actual severity In proportion to
the. public sense of the gravity of the
offense of which the offender has been
adjudged guilty. Therefore, notwith
standing the fact that. in the cpinicn
of a majority of the committee there is
a difference In the gravity of the of
fenses.under consideration your com
mittee are of the opinion that public
I good and the dignity of the senate wiil
be alike best promoted and protected.
so far as this particular case is con
cerned, by imposing upon each senator
by formal vote the censure vf the sen
. ate for the offense by him committed
and=therefore, recommend the adop
tion of theresolution3
' At-.hig :e5acust&dMZf the -rnrdin'g'o4
f the majority report, Mr. Bailey of Tex
as, offered the following statement as
represent-.ng the vidws of himself and
four other senators:
"We dissent from so mush of the re
. port of the committee as asserts the
pqwer of the senate to suspend a sen
ator and thus deprive a State of its
vote, and so much as, describes the nf
I fenses of the senators as of different
gravity; but we approve the resolu
tion reported."
The report of the minority of the
committee then was read.
In this statement the senators sign
ing it say that while they accept the
statement of the case as made in the
pldncipal report they do not agree with
the majority of the committee as to
the punishment proposed by the ma
jority. They then say:
"The junior senator from South Car
olina is guilty of unparliamentary lan
guage. The senior senator from South
Carolina is guilty of physical violence.
Neither in the statutes of any State or
in the common opinion of mankind are
these two offenses the same. The slight
est fcorm of punishment is a reprimand
or censure. It is tho latter which the
majority proposes to inflict for two of
fenses differin.g in character and grav
ity. The minoity of the committee are
of th'e opinion that this punishment is
adequate, and that to ignore the differ
once between the offenses is unjust.
The minoi-ity of the committee is of the
opinion that suspension of the two.of
fending senators from their senato,rirl
privileges heretofore inflicted should
now be formally adjudged a.nd contin
ued for different periods of time."
SThe report concludes by recommnend.g
ing that Senator McIauri-n be.suspejida.
ed from his functions as a senator fcY
five days and that Senator TIl1m4n be
suspended for twenty days.
Mr.Pritchard's adoption to4he above
statement is in the following language
"I concur in all the foregoing iie
except as to the punishment of 't
junicr senator from South Carolin a.t
is my opinion that thepunishment ln,
has already suffered is adequa estag
offense. I make no recommendaton as
to the punishment to be 'impd%ed on
the senior senator from> South Caro
Mr. Bacon called attention to what
he considered an important omission
in the narrative of the majority: con
currences of last Saturda.v. There was
President to Determine.
Washington, Special. - President
Roosevelt has an appointment with a
committee of Charleston citizens who
are coming here to urge that he visit
the exp)osition. At that time the ex
pectation is that a final determina
tion will be reached by the Presider
as to whether he will go to Charle:;
ton or not. He is very anxious to do
this and has not abandoned his origi
nal purpose to do so, which was on;
prevented by the serious illness of
Theodore, Jr. He probably will con
sult the Charleston committee regard
ing thc effect of the Tillman dinner
invitation episode and then decide
whether he will carry out his cherish
ed1 wish._
no official record of the proceedings I
the secret legislative session, he said
but some of the salient facts ought t
be brought out. He said that the sE
nior senator from South Carolina (Mi
Tillman) had expressed his desir
through the senator from Kentuck
(Mr. B;ackburn) to make public ac
knowledgment of his error and to apo
ogize to the senate. The junior senate
from South Carolina (Mr. McLaurin
had expressed the same desire throug
him (Mr. Bacon). He deemed it in
portant that these facts should b
made a part of the record.
When the name of Mr. Mclaurin <
Mississippi was reached in the coll cal
he said:
"Being related by kinship to one c
the senators involved, I ask to be ex
cused from voting."
The request was granted.
Mr. McLaurin of South Carolina, on
of the offending senators, said In re
sponse to his name, which had been re
stored to the roll: "I refrain fron
voting for obvious reasons."
When Mr. Tillman's name was calle
he rose deliberately. Every eye in th
chamber was fixed upon him. His fac
was stern and set and he was pale a
a sheet. Evidently he was laborin
under great emotion.
"Among gentlemen," said he, slowl:
and his words were heard distinctly i
the uttermost parts of the chambe:
"an apology for an offense committe
under the heat of blood is ~usually con
sid"red' srfficient."
Then he resumed his seat amid gasp
of * astonishment among senators an
Mr. Burrows hastened to the desk <
t e official stenographers and directe
t at Mr. Tillman's words be writte
out at once.
At the conclusion of the roll call bu
before the announcement of the vot(
Mr. Kean of New Jersey, who had vc
ted for the resolution, addressing th
president pro tem, changed his vote i
the following statement:
"Having heard the senator fccn
South Carolina (Mr. Tillman) agai
insult tha senate, I change my vot
from aye to no."
The resolution was adopted, 54 to i:
the detailed vote being as follows:
Yeas.-Aldrich, Allison, Bacon, Ba:
icy,- Bard, Bate, Berry, Blackburx
Burrows, Carmack, Clark of Montant
y Clay, Cockrell, Culberson, Cullom, De
pew, Dillingham, Dolliver, Dubois, E
kins, Fairbanks, Fccaker, Faster 'c
Louisiana, Frye, Gallinger, Gibsoi
Hansborough, Harris, Hawley, laoa
Keasa. e,
Money, Nelson, Patterson, - Perkin:
IPettus, PTat4 of.Connecticut, Quarle
Rawlins, Sirmons, Stewart, Ta?aiferr<
Teller, Turner, Vest, Warren, We
Neys.-Beveridge, Clark of Wyon
ing, Deboe, Dietrich, Foster of Wash
ington, Kean, Kittridge, McComa
Millard, Pritchard, Proctor, Scott.-I
- As soon as the vote was announce
Mr. Burrows demanded that the state
ment of Mr. Tillman made during th
rroll call be read to the senate. Scarce
ly had the clerk concluded the read
ing when Mr. Tillman, addressing th
president, said:
"The words uttered by me were no
intended to be offensive, and if the
were so considered I very gladl
withdraw them."
As Mr. Burrows was about to ac
dress the senate Mr. .Teller said:
''The senator from South Ca'rolin
was nct called to order by anybody.
think we had better proceed."
Mr. Burrows explained that he ha
h ad no pportunity during the roll ca
to (direct the senate's attention to M:
Tilman's words. The chair (Mr. Frye
''The senator has withdrawn the rt
marks. Is there objection on the pat
of the senate to their withdrawal?"
"I1 object, Mr. President," insiste
Mr. Dietrich, (Rep.) of Nebraska.
The effect of the objection is to
corpgrate Mr. Tillman's statemen4
the recorid of the proceedings.
The senate adopted the conferenc
report on the permanent census bi
and then began consideration of th
IIrrigation measure. Mr. Clark of WI
oming delivered a speech in support c
the measure. F.or. a time later th
idered the omnibus ce ,l
not, dispose of It befo td
i;.~' ito Flood.
Mactn, G , 1,.-The Ocmu
gee river is as high as the record an
there has been much destruction c
property. Half a dozen houses nea
tAstream have been swept into th
d. Six Kvepwere 3aved with grea
dime ty. The ,C -Park is inuc
dat -heMacW ',)ublin and Sc
vannah bridge Is. in danger. Train
on the Georgia Southern and Florid
'have had to proceed over tracks coa
ered with water'and the Souther:
trains are unable to use their ow;
tracks south of Macon.
Gloes Thro~ugha Bri dge.
Griffin, Ga., Special.--A Southboun
passenger thain on the Columbi
branch of the Southern Railway, wer
through a trestle into a creek at mii
night, near Zetella, Ga. The followin
were killed: A. F. Matthews, eng
neer Columbus, Ga.; I. L. Hill. has
gageman, Colummus, Ga.; ILeo. C
Murray, mail clerk, Atlanta; Isaa
McDowell, fireman, Columbus, Gc
Several passengers were injured bu
none fatally. The structure had bee
weakened by the heavy rains an
three bents of the bridge gave wa.1
The train was running cautiously an
was not making over eight miles a:
hour. The first class coach was th
only car that did not go into the wasi
The Jim Iillman-Roosevelt-Jenkins
Sword Matter
Major Jenkins Declines the Sword
Governor McSweeney Takes a Hand
-Also Exposition Managers.
The Tillman-Roosevelt-Jenkins con
. troversy grows in interest A fund was
secured by subscriptions to have made
and engraved for Major M. J. Jen
e kins, who won great honors at Santi
- ago, a beautiful sword. President
a Roosevelt had been invited to present
the sword during his visit to Charles
ton, and had accepted the invitation.
e After the invitation to Senator Till
s man to the President's dinner to
E Prince Henry had been withdrawn,
Col. James Tillman wired the Presi
dent to withdraw his acceptance of
the invitation to make the presenta
tion. The remainder of the episode
to date is. told in. the following dis
s patches:
Exposition Managers Act.
Charleston, Special.-At the meeting
of the board of directors-of the Exposi
a tion Company, Colonel J. H. Tillman's
message to President Roosevelt was
t fully discussed and the 'following reso
lutions unanimously adopted:
"Resolved, That the president of the
e Exposition Company be, and he is here
by requested to communicate as once
with His Excellency, Theod re Roose
a ve,t, the President of the Urited States
? and extend to him the cordial greeting
e and good wishes of this board of direc
tors, with assurances that we look for
ward to his promised visit to the expo
siti,on with the greatest pleasure and
that-he will receive from our people
the warmest welcome.
"Resol'ed, further,. That the Presi
dent be informed that the board of di
f rectors deny any responsibility for tlie
recent c unication made'by Colr X
TII to President Rodsevelt, an4
-' em ee was appited . the
' board of rs to, convey tsh on"
, to PresidL Roosevelt. The 1ty 'un
cil will h d a special meetig to take
action in his matter. ;
Colonel iman wa# interviewed at
his home Edgeflekd"by a correspond
ent of 'ews and Courier and said:
"I do n opose to be placed in the
light, bpl conduct of having been
the cau President Roosevelt's de
d cision ti attend the Charleston Ex
position. -. am in no way connected
e with the exposition, officially or other
- wise."
- fla. Jenkins Declines.
e Warrenton, Va., Special.-Major
Micah J. -Jenkins has dalined to ac
t cept the sword which it was proposed
to present to him at Charleston; S.
C., when the president visited that
- place. Maor Jenkins. who is a mem
ber of the faculty of Bethel military
Sacademy hlere, has sent the following
telegram to Lieutenant Governor Till
d man, of. South Carolina:
1 "Lieutenant Governor James H.
-Tillman, Columbia, S. C.-You are
)represented in the press as having
telegraphed President Roosevelt at
- the request of subscribers to the
t sword ~recently offered me through
you, requesting him to withdraw ac
ceigne to present same. If this is
~so, Lmrust decline under 44ese cir
ees to accept1,the sword .
you for personal kindness
mit~ atter, I am, truly yours.
'Ison WMkPresent Swer&g9
Caarleston, , Sfa Presl ent
e Roosevelt will- e ~le
-of Charleston to r seia aiM,icah
Jenkins a sword on fdgE of fbe citi
e ze here. A nioteme~ .was started
s to this end Saturday , was hal
- from considerations .pogible
barrassment to Majort enkins. in
-view of his action in declining to ac
cept the sword purposed for:ghitby
Lieutenant Governor Tillman, -*the
l movement here is released. Already
nearly half the amount wanted has
f been subscribed and by Monday prob
- ably the order for the sword will be
t Supplementary to the resolution
passed by the exposition board of
~directors Friday night renewing the
invitation to President Roo.seveit. to
visi.t the city of Charleston and 'also
dislaiming any responsibility and
sympathy for Lie tenant Governor
Tillmnan'S action ixf'egard to the pre
sentation of a swor*to Major Jenkins,
the city council piissed resolutions
repeating the invita i~jready, ex
tended by the city a, bointed a
special committee to present the reso
lutions to President Roosevelt, and
tto express to him the earnest desire.
-of the people of Charleston that he
visit the city.
-. Warns the President.
-New York, Special.-The Times of
Sunday says that Senator Benjamin
-R. Tillman, of South Carolina. was a
t caller on Senator Platt, on Fifth ave
nue Saturday. The talk Iashed er
i half an hour. One of tjet'prin a
- topics of conversation was the
i posed visit of President Roosevel to
1 the Charleston exposition.
* Senator Tillman is said to have been
-very explicit in his assertion that it
would not be politic for ?resident
Roosevelt to make a visit to South
Carolina, owing to the state of public
feeling there over the McLaurin-Till
man incident and the withdrawal of
President Roosevelt's invitation to
the Senator to meet Prince Henry at
the dinner at the White House, which
was followed by the telegram from
Lieutenant Governor Tillman, of
South Carolina, canceling the invita
tion to the president to present a
sword to Major M. Jenkins. Senator
Platt, when asked about the conver
sation, said:
"I have had a talk with Senator
Tilman The facts which he has
brought to my attention will be laid
before President Roosevelt. I shall
advise the president not to visit
Tillman Denies.
New York, Special.-The Times of
Monday says: Senator Tillman, of
South Carolina, who was in the city
Sunday night, ridiculed the idea that
President Roosevelt would invite
danger in the event of his going to
Charleston. To a New York Times re
porter he ,declared that there was no
truth in the statement that he had
called on Senator Platt, on Saturday,
and advised him to warn the Presi
dent not to go to South Carolina. "I
did not reach New York until 4 o'clock
Saturday afternoon," said he. "Conse
:uently I was not in New York yes
terday. I did not therefore see Sena
tor Platt, nor do I intend to see him."
"Do you think the President would
be in danger of his life if he visits
Charleston?" was asked.
"Oh! Oh, mercy!" the Senator re
plied. "I am sure he would be treated
with the utmost courtesy."
The Times will also say Senator
Platt denies having received a call
from Senator Tillman.
Tillman's Letter Not Worrying the
Washington, Special.-Ex-Senator
M. C. Butler, of - South Carolina,
called upon the President to express
the earnest hope that the Tillman
McLaurin episode and the letter of
Lieutenant Governor Tillman would
not interfere with his plans for visit
ing the Charleston exposition. Sena
tor Butler told the president the ac
tion of Lieutenant Governor Tillman
was not approved"; the people of
South Carolina. The president re
plied that Lieutenant Governor Till
man's letter would have no effect
upon his course, but did not say defi
nitely whether he propos* to make
the trip to Charleston or''Tot.
Roosevelt to McSweeney.
Columbia, Sp?cil.-"Pray accept
to Governor McSweeney Ib the latest
In the Jenkins-Tillman affair. The
governor's telegram to the president
has not been made public, but its drift
can be surmised.
In his statement Lieutenant Gov
ernor Tillman detailed how be had
nvited Governor .McSweeney to sub
scribe to the Jenkins sword fund, and
the governor had declined on the
ground of being unable to afford it.
Qovernor McSweeney says: "This is a
nistake. Lieutenant Governor Till
nan did not ask me for any contribu
:ion for the Jenkins sword fund, nor
was I asked by any one else to con
ribute to that fund."
A Fight Between Policemen and- Riot
Paris, By Cable.-Following an ex
citing meeting of the employed held
Sunday morning' at the labor ex
change, the agitators' attempted to
hold an out-door meeting in the Place
de la Republique. A fight with the
police ensued, in which eleven police
men were severely injured and a
score more sustained bruises.- A num
ber of the rioters were injured and
twenty were placed under arrest.
The Million Bale riark Re-ched.
Savannah, Ga., Special.-The zotton
receipts at this port since September
, 1901, the beginning of the cotton
gear passed the one-million-bale mark
Thursday. The gross receipts up to
and including Thursday are 1,001,964;
ot receipts 1,001.509. This is about
ne month in advance of the million
mark last; season, and the earliest
ie port has ever touched the seven
igure mark. Cotton men say it means
that the crop is being marketed more
apidly than last year.
-Railroad Sold.
Nashvile, Special.-The sale cf the
ashville & Knoxville Railroad to the
[ennessee Central has been con.sum
nated, acc'ording to a telegram re
eived from President Shepley, of the
[nion Trust Company, of St. L,ouis.
The message says a payment of 5500,
00 was made today and o11. the Nash
ille & Knoxville securities have passed
nto the hands of the Central trustees.
The Nashville & Knoxville evtends
rom Monterey to Lebanon, Tennl., 110
miles, and is the essential link in the
proposed Tennessee Central system.
Minor Mention.
It is said that the Northern Securi
ties Company can nullify the effect
of Attorney General Knox's suit by
getting a foreign charter.
Charles F. Jones continued his tes
timony in the trial of Albert T. Pat
rick, accused of murdering William
Marsh Rice in New York.
The Interstate Trust Company was
hartered at Trenton, N. J., with
Applicatiof was made before Judge
mory at Newark, N. J., by stock
olders of ~eDistilling Company of
America, seek to examine thej
Emperor's Brother Royally Received
ia Dixie.
Received an Ovation Everywhere
Presented a Walking Cane From
(len. Jackson's Old Home.
Indianapolis, Special.-Prince Henry
of Prussia went up Lookout Mountain
Sunday and after viewing the ground
where the' Union and Confederate
armies met in conflict and hearing
afresh the story of the battles, re
sumed his journey to the North and
West. Leaving Chattanooga over the
Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis
Railroad, his train ran through a cor
ner of Alabama, and then turning to
the north hurried across Tennessee
with a short stop at Nashville, through
to Louisville and Bowling Green, and
up into Indiana to another brief halt
at Indianapolis. At Indianapolis the
course was changed to the westward
again and on the tracks of the Van
dalina Line, his train tonight is on the
reach for St. Louis. His reception in
the South was hospitable and demon
;;:rative. The negroes manifested great
cariosity as to the Prince and they .
amused him. He heard them sing at
Nash'ville, and was greatly pleased at
the experience. It was the Glee. Club
of Fisk University that sang and at the
close he asked the young woman who
led them to come into his car. He
shook hands with her and congratula
ted her. There was a great crowd at
Chattanooga and the- Prince was given
a.souvenir. Nashville also made a -
demonstration of friendliness, as did
Louisville and Indianapolis. At every
station along the roz*a, the people
gathered to salute - 'chefers.
There .was much :nhsemover Ad -
miral Evans as well.' Brief though it R
was, Prince Henry wa delighted wth -
his Southern tour,ad' as he was,lea:re .
ing Nashville, h said: "Thepeopl
have '
aitann~er;^'nd ' .:e."
appreciate it. I wish they might all
know how thankful- I am." -
The Welcome at Nashville.
Nashville, Special.-Prince Henry of
Prussia spent 15 minutes In Nashville
day aftetnoon, arriving here over
e Nashvillgh4tanooga & St. Louis
road, at 2:00 a'cloc1, and departing ov
er the Louisville & Nashville for
Louisville It 2:45. Ten thousand.men,
women anl children crowded the union
station and railroad yards for a sight
of the royal visitor and accorded him
a most cordial reception. The Prince.
did not leave his car, but from the back
platform smiled his acknowledgments
of the demonstrations in his honor. He -
made no speech, a hearty 'Thank you!"
"Thank you!" being the,substance of
his reply to the welcoming address of
Mayor I. M. Head. During the stop here
the desire expressed by the Prince to
hear some of the old plantation .negro.
songs of the South was gratified, the
negro jubilee singers from Fish Uni- -
versity singing three of tho.se tuneful
melodies to the manifest enjoymnent of >
the Prince. One of the singingers was a.
member of the organization. when it
made a tour of Europe some yeers ago
and having been told that, . Prince
Henry, after the first song, reached
over and shook hands with him,. mak
ing reference to the visit to Berlin. His
Royal Higness asked Governor Mc
Millin, who was standing by him, what
the purport of the songs was.
"They are revival songs," replied the
"What are revival songs" queried
the Prince, and the Governor entered
Into an explanatory remark concerning.
the old-time negro's picturesque faith
and customs,
A large committee of distinguished
citizens, State, city and county officials,
headed by Governor McMillin ana
Mayor Head, was on hand to -welcome
the royal visitor formally. As the spe
cial pulled in a band struck up, but the
loud cheers of the crowd almost,.drown
ed its notes. The Prince appeared
touching his cap in recognition, and.
Ene special-committee boarded the car.
After the usual formalities, Mayor
Head delivered his welcoming speech,
during which he presented a hickory
cane from "The Hermitage," And~rew
Jackson's old home. The cane is silver
mounted. On the top of the handle is
engraved a front view of "The Hermi
tage" and lower down this inscription:
"Presented to His Royal Highness.
Prince Henry of Prussia. as a souvenir
from The Hermitage, the home of An
drew Jac~kson, March 2d. 1902."
A harAsome floral design was also
presented on behalf of the German
American nociety of Nashville. In ad
dition, the mayor's address enrolled on
pachment, was pr-esented as a sou
venir. It Is illustrated in German col-4
ors, bears the German seal in one cor
ner and the seal of the United States
in another, the whole surmounted by
the German standard and the United
States Intertwined.
The Prince said but few words in re
ply, expressing himself as highly grat
ified over his reception. He said he re
gretted that he could not meet and
shake hands with all the people and
asked the mayor to thank them f6r
him. The musical programme followedq
and promptly on -^ -'--e time the
train pIled out for .Louisville, the
Prince and other members of the part
sandingo n th a platform.+ __

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