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Owing to his in trepidity as a dashing trooper in the civil war he was soon given the sobriquet "Fighting Joe Wheeler." He was a typical leader of horsemen and was absolutely fearless, possessing the dash of the cava liers of the olden time in combination with the well-known initiative and what a southern soldier described as the "forth wlthness" of tlie American soldier of to day. An army offieer who served with Gen. Wheeler In the Santiago campaign, and wiio was in close touch with the doughty little southern fighter there, said to a Star re porter last night that the published state ment that Gen. Wheeler recommended at any time the withdrawal of the American forces from in front of Santiago was a grievous mistake. "Such a recommendation was furthermost from h's mind," added the officer. "As a matter of fact. Gen. Wheeler said to me that as we had just driven the Spaniards from a very strong position they would ex pect another attack from our forces, and that, therefore, there was no danger of them attacking our lines. He was in favor of another advance by the Americans in stead of recommending a retrograde move ment, as was stated. "I knew Gen. Wheeler had been defeated at times in the civil war, and that he was speaking as a general who had experienced the same or similar conditions to those the Spaniards were experiencing after our troops had driven them back from their en trenchments. To say that I was surprised to read a statement that Gen. Wheejer ad vised withdrawing from the enemy's front at Santiago but faintly expresses my feel ings when I know he was for advancing al ways." While Gen. Wheeler's cavalry was on a raiding expedition in the southwest in the 'ISO's his forces were joined by a motley array of about sixty mounted men from Arkansas, who had given themselves the name of the "Dixie Rangers." They were armed with all manner of firearms, from the old-time flintlock muskets of the revo lutionary period to shotguns, squirrel rifles and guns of more modern make. They were teetotally without military training, but as it was at a strenuous period of the civ'l war there was no time to be wasted in giv inir the rangers lessons in cavalry tactics. They were therefore absorbed by one of Gen. Wheeler's regiments and went along with the raiding party. Attacked by Infantry. At a certain xilace where Wheeler's cav alry was attacked by an infantry force backed by a battery of artillery it became necessary to make a rather quick retro grade movement, and a part of the cavalry went back in some confusion. Gen. Wheel er suddenly came upon a bunch of the "I>ixle Rangers" at an old fence. Their captain was vainly trying to find some military command to give his men to ex tricate them from the difficulty they were experiencing in getting to the rear. He did not notice Gen. Wheeler as he rode up, owing to the excitement incident to getting Ills men through the fence and away from the Yankee bullets that were "zipping" un comfortably close to them. "Hyar, ye infernal galoots," was the cap tain's most unmilitary command, "unbuc kle a part of that thar fence yonder and go through one by one or the Yanks will let daylight through every mother's son ot ye. After ye are through, doggone yer picters, line up four by four or three by three and make yer critters go like llght ning fer thet piece of woods over yonder, whar ye will uU stop until further orders.'' Gen Wheeler could not reress his laugh ter. and the rangers got through the fence and to the piece of woods. Hut the follow ing day lie sent for the captain of the com pany of "critter men" and said to the cap tain : "After we get into camp, captain, you will constitute your troop an awkward squad and 1 will detail a competent ottlcer to give you and your men Instructions m the cavalry drill, otherwise some of these tine days you and your rangers will get into a fight with the Yankees and you wilt be all wiped out in a jiffy." Tpok His Big Pa Prisoner. A former employe of the Capitol told a Star reporter an anecdote of the noted con federate general which occurred while he was a member of Congress. A tall and stalwart man, accompanied by his wife ana son?a boy of about ten years of age?were passing through one of the corridors on the House side of the Capitol. The husband and father was a veritable giant. Soon the small and spare form of Gen. Wheeler appeared as the Alabama statesman came out of one of the nearby committee rooms. "See that little man there?" said the big man, who wore a G. A. K. button on the lapel of his eoaj. "Well, that Is 'Kightlng Joe' Wheeler, formerly of the confederate army. His men captured me when 1 was soldiering in Missouri." The boy had not heard what his father said to his mother, so she bent forward anj whispered to the lad: "That man over there Is Gen. Wheeler, and he took your papa prisoner during the civil war." The boy. after surveying the slight but wiry form of the former confederate leader fo~ a few moments, turned to trts mother and blurted out in a tone loud enough to bt heard throughout the corridor: "Aw what is you teliin' me. *That little nan didn't take my great big pa prisoner." Visits Advance Pickets. It is related that on one occasion, when Wheeler's cavalry were lying on their arms m front of R^pecrans" army, ready to re sume the fighting at the break of day. Gen. Wheeler visited his advance pickets late at night to see if conditions were all right for the resumption of hostilities. Finally he came across a picket who had built a fire behind a bush without r? gard to the danger of drawing the tire of the Union pickets. But, worst of all. the man had taken his rifle to pieces and was busily engaged In cleaning the several parts. This trooper was a Tennessee mountaineer and was noted as a dead shot?one of the surest marksmen in Wheeler's cavalry?but he was woefully ignorant of the articles ot war, against which he had committed two grievous offenses, by taking his gun apart and building a fire on the advanced picket line. The general's first impulse was to have & i. 41 i k & && M jk. A ? & r. ;-=&? 1 does things I St You don't swspecl? | 's Coffee! | * # n>A<swi 011 FQ3B COFFEE Is a pleasant chartgc and builds back ? HEALTH. the man placed under arrest, but after questioning hiin and learning the reasons for his unusual conduct, he decided upon another course. "Put that gu:i together at once." he Slid sternly, "kick cut that fire and tell me why you have comrr.itted these breaches of mili tary hw and discipline." "Wall, it's th ? way, gineral." replied the brawny man o' the mountains, "this here confounded shcotin' iron of mine has bin iloin' some poor shootin* of late an' 1 thought I'd tak" her apart and fix her up a little. Ye know thet file we wuz in today? Wall. I shot three Yanks an' when they fell back I went up an' examined 'em an' found that nary one of my shots hed hit whar 1 hed aimed 'em fer. 1 nim'-d 'em fer the head, every one of them, an' all three wuz hit in the body. Now. Gineral Wheeler, thet wuz mighty poor shootin fer the likes of me. So. says I. thet old rifle has begun ter shoot crooked, an' I jes' nachelly took her apart to fix her." Transferred to Another Post. After Gen. Wheeler had ceased laughing at the quaint explanation of the Tennes seean, he said he could not find it in his heart to punish him. So he had him trans ferred to another post, where there were men who could keep him from again vio lating the articles of war, which provided death as the punishment for the violations the trooper had committed. Several Incidents are related of Gen. Wheeler's humane treatment of Union prisoners who fell fnto his hands during the war. and especially of the splendid manner in which he treated several Union officers whom he had brought to his headquarters after their capture. GEN. LEE'S ORDER. Eulogizies Military Achievements of of His Friend. NEW ORLEANS, January 27.?Gen. Ste phen D. Lee, commander-in-chief of the t'nited Confederate Veterans, has issued general orders on the death of Lieut. Gen. Joseph Wheeler. A*u r enumerating many of the engagements in which Gen. Wheeler took part in the civil war, the order says: "The brilliancy of his movements and has wonderful aptness to command directed at tention to his fitness for a position in the reguiar army of the United States and he was commissioned a major general of vol unteers in the war with Spain. His cool ness in action, his vkill and dash at San Juan Hill are now a part of history. With a heart void of hard feeling, kind and gen tle In his disposition, courteous to all, a con sistent member of the church, lie has passed from earth with a good record; and as a soidier, statesman, orator, author and citizen he measured up to a high standard and is mourned not by the south alone but ?by the whole country." ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS CHARGE AGAINST MEEKS AND FOSTER DISMISSED. Special Correspondence of The Star. ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 27. 1906. After occupying the attention of Justice Harry B. Caton in the police court for the past two days and attracting interest throughout the city, the hearing of the case of Harry Meeks and Herbert Foster came to an end -rather suddenly late this after noon when the charge against both de fendants of murdering George R. Curtin was dismissed. After the evidence had been closed At torney Brent, for the commonwealth, ad dressed the court. He reviewed the evi dence from the time Curtin was seen in company with Foster buying a Christmas tree, and traced him to the Tontine Hotel, where he was with both Foster and Meeks. Next, he said, he found them at the house of Mamie Wood. Meeks, he added, left first, not to go home, however, for he was later seen in a crowd engaging in an alter cation with Leroy Beach. The trio were later seen endeavoring to enter a number of houses on Lee street, but as the inmates objected to the presence of Curtin the ac cused would not leave him. A man wear ing a light overcoat was seen standing over Curtin as he was sitting on Eva Baker's steps at 2 o'clock. The speaker concluded by saying that he had thus placed Curtin in the hands of Meeks. Foster and the un known man wearing the light overcoat, and that no accounting for the latter had been made. The court was asked to hold the de fendants for the action of the grand jury. Justice Caton replied that after listening carefully to the evidence furnished by more than sixty witnesses he did not see any thing which connected the accused with'the killing of Curtin, and hence could not con scientiously hold them on the charge men tioned. General Happenings. A telephone exchange is being installed in the new Rossiyn Bank building. It will probably be ready for operation at the end of this week. The exchange is a part of the Chesapeake and Potomac system. Con nections to the larger towns of the sur rounding country are to be arranged. The following officers to serve during the ensuing quarter were elected by Rescue Lodge. I. O. G. T., at a meeting held last evening: Chief templar, A. Sullivan: past chief templar, Ernest Mankin; vice templar, Miss Etta Lyles; chaplain. T. Eberhardt; secretary, T. F. Jolmson; financial secre tary, R. Sullivan: treasurer, Minnie Scrive ner; guard, L. Smith; sentinel. H. L. Baker; marshal, T. Glasgow; deputy marshal, Sadie Sullivan; pianist. Miss Etta Lyles. The officers will be installed next Friday even ing. Rev. Leroy Gresham of the Union Theo logical Seminary at Richmond, Va., wilt preach at both services at the Presbyterian Church here tomorrow. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baader. jr., have re turned from a tour including the northern cities. Miss Rosa Peake entertained a number of her friends at a birthday party at her home at Braddock Heights this afternoon. PROPOSED RAILWAY MERGER. Application Filed at Richmond by Railway Authorities. Special Dispatch to The Star. RICHMOND. Va., January 27.?An appli cation was filed this afternoon with the cor poration commission for permission to merge the Virginia and Carolina Coast Railroad Company. Suffolk and Carolina Railroad Company and the Carolina Coast Railroad Company under the head of the Carolina Coast Railroad Company, with the principal offices in Norfolk. This merger Is one of the largest that has been proposed in this state in many years, as the capital stock of the merged company is to be $7,500,001. The prtsident of the company will be J. T. Odell of New York, formerly connected with the steel trust and Immense lumber Interests throughout the eastern states. Back of the merger are plans for the opening up of large iron deposits In North Carolina, building immense puddling fur naces and convertors for the manufacture of steel In or near Korfolk, the terminus of the lines merged. Thomas W. Shelton of Norfolk, counsal for the Baltimore and Ohio and other large railroad, telegraph and transportation com panies, filed the application. FOOLED HER PARENTS. Williamsport Girl Married the Man of Her Choice. Special Dlsptaeh to The Star. HAGKRSTOWN. Md.. January 27.?De spite the strenuous objection on the part of her parents. Miss Mamie McKelvey of Williamsport and Mr. Robert Swain of Sharpsburg were married tonight at the parsonage of the Memorial Lutheran Church, Sharpsburg, by Rev. A. A. Kerlin. The bride, who is-only eighteen years old. went to Sharpsburg, presumably to visit friends. When her relatives learned today that a marriage license had been secured they immediately set about trying to pre vent the wedding, but to no avail. The groom Is twenty-five years old and, with his bride, will reside for the present at Sharps Hf* ..... KENTUCKIAN TO SPEAK REPRESENTATIVE MILLER TO DE LIVER ADDRESS OF EVENING. At Annual Visitation of the Grand Chapter to Lafayette Chapter Next Tuesday. Richard W. Miller of Richmond. Madison county. Ky.. a member of the house of rep resentatives of his state and a candidate for Congress to succeed Representative Gilbert, will deliver the address of the evening on the occasion of the annual visitation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the District of Columbia to Lafayette Chapter. No. 5, R. A. M? next Tuesday. Peculiar In- . terest Is evinced In Mr. Miller's visit, as he is not only an eloquent and forceful speak er. but is also very prominent in Masonic circles in his own state. Mr. Miller is a lawyer and member of the Kentucky house of representatives from Madison county, now serving: his second term in the legislature. He has been twice nominated and elected -vithout opposition. Representative Richard W. Miller. and upon the organization of the house this month was a prominent candidate for speaker, lacking only a few votes of being successful. He is now the ranking member of the judiciary committee of the house. For five years he occupied the chair of cor porations and evidence in jgthe law depart ment of Central University of Kentucky, and is now vice president of the State Bar Association. Mr. Miller is the son of the late Judge W. C. Miller and a descendant of Capt. John j Miller, who founded the town of Richmond at the close of the revolutionary war, and a nephew of Mr. John White, one time Speak er of the national House of Representatives. He was educated at the Central University of Kentucky and at Yale, and has been practicing at the Richmond (Ky.) bar since he was nineteen years of age. Mr. Miller has always taken an active part in politics, and is the member of the democratic stale central committee from the eighth congressional district. He is known throughout the state as a capable, genial gentleman and attractive speaker, and his friends will ?r>resent him as a can didate for Congress to succeed Representa tive G. G. Gilbert. The visitation at which Mr. Miller will speak will occur in the music hall of Ma sonic Temple, 9th and F streets. Mr. Miller while in Washington is visit ing Mr. John Speed Smith, also of Ken tucky, a member of Lafayette Chapter and of the District of Columbia Grand Lodge. THOUGHT TO FREE POLAND. Emigrants Return From America and Are in Serious Condition. Special Cablegram to The Stat. WARSAW, January 27.?The recent trou bles in Poland have brought to light one sLrango movement in population. At a time when throngs of Russians are seeking refuge in other countries from ;he horrors of revolution, many Poles are returning from America with the avowed intention of helping in the present struggle for Polish independence. Delegates who have visited the United Statc-s have apparently suc ceeded in inspiring their countrymen with a hope of bringing matters to a successful is.iue. At any rate nearly every ship brings back a number of enthusiastic revolution ists. Some of these Poles are men win have made money in America, but naturally they have not brought much money with them. On the other hand, most of the Poles re turning have not made any provision for taking care of themselves. Nearly all are landing' in Poland penniless, and inasmuch as the revolution is not going forward, no matter what may be said of its future pros pects, those who hoped to profit by reason of a war are in a bad way. Most of them are not only penniless, but they have no prospect of employment. VIRGINIANS ARE HOSTILE. Richmond's Mayor and a Lawyer Tried to Fight. Special Dispatch to The Star. RICHMOND, Va? January 27.?Mayor Carlton McCarthy was today denounced as a liar and also as acting like a crazy man when he got mad. The arraignment was made by Attorney Harry M. Smith ana grew out of remarks made by the mayor that the lawyer would resort to dishonor able methods and manufacture evidence In order to win cases in which he was counsel. The trouble grew out of exhibition of penny-in-t he-slot picture machines, the mayor intimating that pictures had been removed before the machines could be ex amined by the officials. These pictures had been taken out and carried to the police court. . ... When the lawyer said the mayor acted like a crazy man the mayor replied that it he was eilled of unsound mind he would sue the lawyer, asking: "Have you got any money? I would like to know that before The lawyer retorted that it was none ot the mayor's d d business and to go ahead and sue. adding: "You have been calling people liars around the city pretty freely, but you will not call me one." The men tried to get at each other, but the police justice intervened .and prevented a fight. THE KAISER'S BIRTHDAY. Celebrated in Berlin With Usual Ob servances. BERLIN, January 27.?Emperor WilHam s 1 birthday was celebrated today with the usual observances. The princely personages present in Berlin including the kings of Saxony and Wurttemberg, and the Grand Dukes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Mecklenburg-Schwerin congratulated his majesty at 10 o'clock in the morning. Later religions services were held In the Castle Chapel, Dr. Driander, the court chaplain, preaching on tHe seriousness of the times. After the services, which were attended by the ambassadors and ministers from fo^" eign countries, the latter tendered their congratulations. Ambassador Tower was '"Among the appointments announced on the occasion of his majesty's birthday is the transfer ot the crown prince from the captaincy of the company in the 1st Guard regiment of infantry to a squadron of cav alry in the Garde du Corps. Among the political appointments Is Dr. Von Holleben, the former German ambassador to the United States, to a life seat in the Prussian house of lords. Emperor William was born January 27, 1850, and became the German emp?N* Jam mat The House of Qualit}-. MAYER & CO., ,?.vl 409, 411, 413, 415 and 4(7 Seventh St. THE LAST WEEK OF THE MAMMOTH REBUILDING SALE. 1 he last week in which we can reduce our stocks has arrived. We arc compelled to make room for rebuilding quickly. Prices have been cut from 10 to 40 per cent, and many people have profited by it. \\ ill you be one to take advantage of these great re ductions? WE WILL CHARGE THE ACCOUNT. This $1.00 Oak Chair. 53c. Selected stock; heavy turned spin dles; neatly carved and hand-caned seat. $15 IOO=Piece Dinner Sets, $8.99. 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Prettily figured quar tered oak stock, highly polished, heavy scroll arms, claw feet and fine velour cushions. Handsomely figured quartered, oak stock, full swell front, cast brass trimmings, large French plate mirror; highly pol ished and finely made. This $:8 Chiffonier. $12.95 Fine cabinet oak stock, full swell front, large i French plate glas.?. brass j trimmings; (uglily po, ished and finely made. AEfilVALS AT THE ZOO NEW CONSIGNMENT OF RARE BIRDS AND LIZARDS. Visitors to the Zoo today will be treated to A view of a consignment of rare birds and lizards which arrived from far-away New Zealand yesterday. This collection of rara avis and serpents is a present to the Nsiional Zoological Park from the govern ment of New Zealand in return for some American animals recently furnished that country through the efforts of this govern ment. The collection consists of four kiwis, four Maori hens, four kea parrots and four tenatara lizards. The consignment reached San Francisco the 18th instant, but there was some delay in the arrival here. The kiwi is a wingless and tailless bird whose feathers are used in making mantles worn by the Maori chiefs. The Maori hen, known in New Zealand as the weka, is a brown bird, much larger than the American hen. The kea parrot is a bird weighing five pounds and is such a pest in its native country that a reward is offered by the government to induce its extirpation. The tenatara lizard is about thirty inches long and is tlx: only known survival of its race in the world. Vicious Bird of Prey. The kea parrot, once a harmless, chatter ing bird of gay plumage feeding upon fruits and vegetables, has been gradually trans formed into a vicious bird of prey. It is a big greenish-black member of the parrot family and is said to be very destructive to sheep. Several of these birds will alight upon the back of a luckless sheep and. fast ening their talons in the animal's wooi. cling on while they pluck a hole through its back and eat the fat from about the kidneys. The parrots do not eat any other part of the sheep's flesh. In this way they kill many olL the animals. Ths kei parrot was tempted to forsake its fruit and vegetable diet, it is said, by getting ths taste of sheep's fat, which adhered to sheepskins that had been hung on lines in the open to dry. The parrots thus acquired the meat habit and became birds of prey. The hototerla or tenatara lizard is an ancient type of the great lizard family. It is said to stand in a family by itself and is fcund on the rocky islands of the New Zea land coast. Its near relatives are ull ex tinct and are only found as fossils. The queer looking birds known as kiwis, pronounced "keewees," are scientifically known as apteryx. There are three species, and all are very much alike. In size they are as large as a big Plymouth Hock rooster. It has a compact body and modi fied feathers, much like hair, being some what like the emu. It has very stout legs and a long bill, with which it burrows into earth, the burrow holes being its home. It also digs with its bill for worms and is a near relative of the ostrich. The whole will form one of the most remarkable col lections in America. the Zoo authorities expect the arrival of a male Abyssinian lion in a few days. POST OFFICE ROBBED. Safe Blown and S500 in Stamps and Cash Taken. Special Dispatch to The Star. QUEENS, L. I., January 27.?The post office here was entered by robbers last night, the safe was blown open and about $500 in stamps and cash was stolen. The way in which the robbery was committed, in the opinion of the police, shows that it was the work of professionals. The thieves obtained entrance by forcing a front window and then went to work at the-safe. A hole was bored just above the combination, and in this way inserted a charge of dynamite just sufficient to blow open the door, but not to wreck the safe or to do any other damage. Before the ex plosive was set off mail sacks were wrap ped around the safe to deaden the noise. As a result of these precautions no one In the neighborhood heard the explosion. The post office is on the ground floor of a two-story frame building, and the upper floor is used for a library. The building is directly opposite the l^ong Island rail road station, and although the station master was there all night, he did not hear a sound. There are dwellings ctoso to the post office, but no one seems to have been awakened by the explosion. Supt. John v Simons dosed the post oftice at 7 >> '?>? 1. last night and nothing was known of t! ? robbery until he opened the place at ?; o'clock this morning, when he found tl - door of the safe open and the contents missing. There have been two similar robberies re cently. one at the Maspeth post office, an I the police believe that all were committed by the same band. REICHSTAG SALARY QUESTION. Members to Be Paid Per Diem for Actual Attendance. BERLIN. January 27.?According to th? Cologne Gazette, ti e imperial government has at last decided to met i the long-standing desire of the reichstag to pay members pev diem for actual attendance. The pro|x. sition has been discussed numerous time*, the reichstag each time passing a resolu tion asking for the government's acquies cence. but the latter has steadily ignored the request. This week another debate occurred 111 which the fact developed that many con servatives are now convinced that it is necessary to compensate members of tl;? reichstag in order to maintain a quorum. The debate brouoght out some sharp and direct criticism of the emperor, who was described as being the only man in tier many standing out against the wishes ot the reichstag Another sj>eaker quoted a renark attributed to the emperor. Indig nantly exclaiming: "Give these fellows a per diem, too?" It is understood that the government's decision to yield is due to the visible Irri tation manifested by the reichstag toward the government for ignoring its various notes in favor of compensation to mem bers. Mrs. Brown Potter Bankruptcy. Special Cablegram to Tlie Star. LONDON, January 2".~The bankruptcy court has granted Mrs. Brown Foster hep discharge. A receiving order in banktuptcy was nrnda against Mrs. Brown Potter on her own pe tition July 7, her financial reverses l?eing due to a disastrous season with "I)u Barry' at the Imperial Theater.