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No. 16,563. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 1906-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING" STAR SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Offle* 11th StrMt ind Peanaylrtnii A tie ae The Evening Star Newgpapar Company. 8. H. KAUrrWANN, Pmifcnt. New Yorli Offle?: TriHan# Bonding. Obkigo Ofiea: Tribune Building. The Evening Star, with the Sunday morninjr edi tion. I* delivered *iy currier*, on their own amount, within the city at "50 cents per month: without the JSuuciay morning edition at 44 cents per month. Bv tt.pH, jo^tajr? prepaid: Dally, Sunday in< !'id?d ore month, 60 cents. Daily. Snrdav excepted. one month, 50 centfi. Saturday Star, tise year, $i.OO. 8uoday Star, one year, *150. KING CBM DEM) Danish Monarch Died at Copen hagen Today. GRIEF IS UNIVERSAL Spirit of Veteran Monarch Passed Away Quietly. INCIDENTS OF CLOSING HOURS Children and Grandchildren Surround ed His Bedside?Sketch of His Remarkable Career. c< ) 1 'I X11 AG E \\ January 29.? I The King of Denmark <lic<l at 3-3? thi^ afternoon. The king passed away quietly, surrounded by the crown prince and the crown princess and their children and the Dowager Em press of Russia. The news of his majesty's death spread with great rapidity and signs of the greatest grief were to he seen everywhere. The news of the king's death was conveyed to the Danish lower house, which immediately sus pended it*; sittings. Europe in Mourning. T.ONDON, January 'J*.?The sudden death of Kins Christian of Denmark, caaed t e "Father-in-law of Europe," will place the majority of the royal houses of Europe in mourning. The rulers of Russia, Great Britain Greece, Sweden an.I Norway are directly related to the de.id monarch, either personally or through their consorts. His sons and daughters were preparing for their annu:il trip to Copenhagen for the purpose of celebrating his eighty-eighth birthday. Queen Ah xandra received the news of the death of her father at Windsor. It came as a great shock to her. as apparent ly there had been no previous intimation of any indisposition. Christian IX. Kinz of Denmark, was born April N, IMS and was the fourth son of the late Duke William of Schleswig Holsteln-Sonderhurg-OluekfOmrg and of Frlncetis I.oulso of ilesse-Cassel. He was , appointed to the succession of the crown or Denmark by the treaty of l.ondon ol \lay ?, Js.'iiJ, and by ;he Danish law ot King Christian of Denmark. ?in < ? >sion of July 31, 1853. He succeeded to the throne on the death of King Kred erlk VII. NovemUcr 1">. lsC3, and married May is 12, Queen I.ouise, the daughter of the Landgr.ive William of Ilesse-Cassel. Six was born in 1M7 and died in 1KS>8. Prince Frederik. the eldest sen of the late King Christian, who succeeds to the throne, was born June ,'t. 1M;1, and was married July IStHl, to Princess I.ouisa, daughter of King Charles XV of Sweden and Norway. Their second son, who mar ried I'rin. ? ss Maud of England, Is now King of Norway. The late King Christian's eldest daughter is <ju? t ti Alexandra of England, and his second son. Prince William, wis elected Kin* of Greece, under the title of George I, in INK. Another daughter of the late King Chris tian. Marie Daxniar. is the dowager em jii ss of Rt.ssia?Maria Feodorovna, who Crown Prince Frederick. ?tarried Alexander III of Russia. He died November 1, l.Siu, and his son Nicholas '.s now Emperor of Russia. Princess Thyra, third daughter of King Christian, i? Duchess of Cumberland. Her husband claims the throne of Hanover. Prince Walde-mar, the youngest of the children of King Christian, married the Princess Marie of Orleans, eldest daughter ol the Due De Charles. Finally, a grandson of King Christian, Prince George of Greece, is high commis sioner of the powers in Crete. The prince has been mentioned as likely to be be trothed to Princess Victoria of England, daughter of King Edward. The "Father-in-Law of Europe." Mr. \Vm. E. Curtis, author of "Denmark, Norway and Sweden," has written inter estingly of the life and character of old King Christian. He was called the father in-law of Europe because his children and grandchildren occupy and will In herit so many throneS. "Christian was not always a king. Until 18G3 he was only a captain in the guards, as poor as any offi cer in the army of Denmark. He lived in an old house 011 Amalia street, where his wife and his daughters did the house work. made their own clothes until Alex andra, the present Queen of England, was nineteen years old, and her sister, dowa ger Empress of Russia, was sixteen, when the change came. His salary as captain was his only support, and it w's less than that paid to a second lieutenant in the army of the United States?only a few hundred dollars a year. When King Fred erick VII died childless and leaving no heirs parliament was obliged to search for a successor to the throne, and to his own surprise and to ttie surprise of the public Christian. Duke of Qlyksborg, was found to be the nearest relation?a sort of fortieth cousin of the late king. His wife, the late Queen Louise, was related to the Duke of Hesse-Cassel of Germany. At the time he was proclaimed king ttie family was living in the little village of BernstorfT. about five miles from Copen hagen. where he was performing the or dinary duties of a captain of Infantry." Simple and Democratic. King Christian was famous for the sim plicity of his life, his democratic manners, his candor, his physical vigor and his great ago. At his death he was eighty-eight years old. His golden wedding was cele brated in 181)2. His wife died in 18!IS at the age of eighty-one, and according to Mr. Curtis, although her loss affected him deeply, he was perhaps still the most vigor ous old man in Europe, without a pain or an ache and very few gray hairs. But a few years ago he said to his valet who offered to assist him in dressing. "When 1 grow old you may help me, but as yet, thank God, I am abie to help my self." "He spends at least eight hours a day In labor as taxing as that performed by any man in Denmark," Mr. Curtis wrote in his book, published in 11)08. "He eats a simple solitary breakfast of porridge and milk in a little dining room on the ground floor of Amalienborg palace at 8 o'clock each morn ing, winter and summer; then reads the newspapers and attends to his voluminous correspondence until 11 o'clock, when he usually appears at a certain window to watch the guard mount in the plaza in front of the palace. When the colors are saluted he bows his head in reverence and will not permit himself to be interrupted' until the parade is over, when he returns to his study, where he receives his min isters for an hour and a half or two hours daily and talks over with them the affairs of stale. Fond of Young People. "The family mee.t at luncheon at 1 o'clock. Prince Waldemar, the youngest son, and his live children, the eldest ot whom is fifteen, live with the king, and his companionship with these youngsters Is one of the most admirable traits of his character. For an hour or more after punch eon the old king devotes himself to them, and then, in pleasant weather, at 2:30 or li o'clock, goes out for a walk or spends an hour in horseback riding in one of the many beautiful parks of Copenhagen, always ac companied by Waldemar or one of his little grandsons. Upon his return to the castle lie spends the remainder of the day attend ing to business until 0 o'clock, when his majesty dresses for dinner. The people of Denmark consider this an eccentricity, for their dress clothes are by no means worn on ordinary occasions, but are kept for serious functions, like funerals, weddings and bails." After a simple dinner of soup, a roast with vegetables, a pudding, cheese, coff e and fruit, the old king was accustomed to visit the stables, where he was eagerly awaited by the horses. At !>:30 or 10 o'clock the family assembled in the king's apartments for a cup of tea and "smorre brod"?the Dutch bread and butter. The king always di .nk a glass of beer before retiring, thus closing his simple busy day. In his intercourse with his subjects he was affable and genial. He walked about the streets like the ordinary citizen, accom panied by his f ivoritf dog. He wandered in the parks, visited Tivoli. a beer garden, the resort of the common people, and stop ped frequently to chat with acquaintances. BALFOUR A CANDIDATE TO STAND FOB PARLIAMENT IN PLACE OF GIBBS. LONDON, January IS).?At a meeting of the Conservative Association of the City of London today the resignation of A. G. Gibbs, member of parliament for the city of London, was accepted and the candi dature of Arthur J. Balfour for that con stituency was approved. The Liberal Association of the City of London also met today and postponed until Friday Its decision whether to oppose the former premier. Several liberals expressed willingness to contest the seat. Three more liberals and two conserva tive^ were returned as the result of Satur day's elections. HOUSE COMMITTEE AT NORFOLK. En Route to View Site of Jamestown Exposition. NORFOLK, Va? January 20.?The House committee on industrial arts and exposi tions arrived here today from Washington to view the site of the Jamestown exposi tion. This afternoon a conference will be held with the exposition officials, when the latter expect to learn the attitude of the members of the committee on the Maynard bill appropriating Jl.303.o00 and authoriz ing $1,000,000 in $2 silver coinage to be sold to the exposition at bullion value. The con gressional party will return to Washington tonight. CLOSE CALL FOR ALBERTI. Danish Official Narrowly Escaped As sassination by Demented Man. COPENHAGEN, January 2*.).?An attempt to shoot M. Albert!, the minister of jus tice. today was frustrated by the bravery of the minister, who grappled with his as sailant and wrested the revolver from him before it could be discharged. The min ister's assailant, who was promptly ar rested, was formerly an Insurance agent, named Boye. who had 'been sentenced to a term of imprisonment for burglary In spite of his protests that he was innocent. Boye called at the ministry today and drew a revolver immediately after he had been ad mitted to the presence of Minister Albertl. Friends of the prisoner say he lias become mentally unbalanced by his alleged wrong ful imprisonment. The Yarmouths to Sail. LONDON. January 29.?The Earl and Countess of Yarmouth will sail for New York Wednesday on the steamer Baltic. The countess was Miss Alice Thaw of Pitts burg. CARNATION DAY. Hearing of Midshipman Melvin is Resumed AT ANNAPOLIS, MD., TODAY Plea in Bar Submitted by Counsel Overruled. ACCUSED PLEAD GUILTY Fourth-Class Men Called to Witness Stand?Incidents of Hazer's Pranks Recounted. ! ANNAPOLIS, Md? January 29.?The I court-martial in session at the Naval Academy resumed the trial of Midship man George H. Melvin on charges of haz ing this morning. The court adjourned on Saturday at the request of the judge advocate, in order to allow him to examine authorities on the point raised by the plea in bar submitted by Melvin's counsel. The question is one of great Importance, as if it is allowed , the whole proceedings will be declared invalid, and the sentences of dismissal already imposed on a number of midship men will be rendered nugatory. It is claimed that the court should have beeji convened by the Secretary of the Navy, under the act of 1885, instead of by the superintendent of the Naval Academy, under the act of 1874, as amended by the act of 11)03. Shortly after the opening today the court overruled the plea in bar of the ac cused. Melvin's counsel then submitted an ad ditional plea, raising the contention that the act of 1903 was inoperative because the superintendent of the Naval Academy had failed to make rules and regulations ir. regard to hazing, which, the plea al leged. he was required to do under the act. Judge Advocate Harrison stated that the act required no definition, but simply authorized the superintendent to make rules to suppress hazing. The court over ruled the plea. Midshipman Melvin then entered a plea of not guilty to the charge arid specifica tions. % Put on His Head. The prosecution called Fourth Classman Theodore H. Winters to the stand. He said that early in December Melvin had come to his room and put him on his head because he had looked at him. He said that he had gone on his head frcm ten to twenty times and was laughing all the time. He fixed the date as December 9, 1905, and said that Midshipman Sloan of the fourth class was present. John E. Sloan said that he had seen Winters stood on his head at the order of the accused. Both of them were laugh ing. he said. Midshipman Alger H. Dresel of the fourth class said that he had been told by Melvin to learn to box the compass in a week and he did not do it. Melvin, he said, had then required him to do the "sixteenth" about twenty-five times. On cross-examination the witness said that Melvin had always treated him in a friendly way. Midshipman Scott McFarlane stated that he was Dresel's room mate and had heard Melvin give him an order to do some thing. The witness explained his failure to see what Bresel was doing by the fact that he was on top the clothes locker "reefing sails." On His Head Three Different Times. Fourth Classman Edgar N. Caldwell said that Melvin had him on his head three dif ferent times for a short period each time. The witness said most positively that ho did not remember the accused having used abusive language toward him. He also said that he was not tired In the least after standing on his head. The specijca tion alleged that Melvin used abusive lan guage toward Caldwell. Anson A. Merrick, fourth classman, said that he had seen Caldwell go on his head at the direction of the accused. He said that Melvin had not used abusive language toward Caldwell and that he never had heard him use such language. They were all having fun together, he said. John E. Sloan was recalled, and said LEST WE FORGET. that Melvin had stood him on his head and made him do the "sixteenth" a few times. Midshipman Winters was recalled. He said that he had seen Sloan stand on his head at Melvin's direction and then do the "sixteenth." Rudolnh J. Tliiesen said that on one oc casion Melvin had caused him to do the "sixteenth" early in December and a little later had caused liim to stand on his head and to hang from a clothes locker. Fourth Classman Henry P. Settle cor roborated the latter part of Thiesen's tes timony. At 12:30 the court took a recess until 2 p.m. Investigating' Board Adjourned. The board of investigation, which has been in session here about six weeks, and which has secured the information upon which all the charges of hazing have been based, except that of Midshipman Tren more Coffin, jr.. adjourned today. All other charges of hazing will be founded upon the data which the board has already secured, unless a fresh outbreak of the practice should call the board to a renewal of its efforts. The board has not been dissolved by Admiral Sands, but at any time can re sume its sessions and summon midshipmen of any class for the purpose of compelling them to testify as to wha.t they know of hazing. It is known that the complete record of the proceedings of the board has not yet been laid before Admiral Sands, and conse quently there is 110 way by which the num ber of cases with which the court-martial will yet have to deal may be ascertained. The board of investigation was composed of Lieut. Commander E. H. Durrell, Lieut. Commander II. A. Wiley and Lieut. Com mander C. B. McVay, jr.. all of the de partment of the discipline. Lieut. Ray mond Stone is recorder. TO FIGHT "BLACK HAND.'' Italians at Wilkesbarre Forced to Take Action. Spee.al Dispatch to The Star. WILKESBARRE, Pa., January 29.? Agents of the "Black Hand" Society, or men representing themselves to be such, have preyed upon the residents of the Ital ian colony at Ashley, near here, to such an extent that, upon the receipt of a threat ening letter by one of the residents they are all arming themselves and Jiave re solved to act together in the effort to drive the blackmailers out of the section. Dominick Jelate was the one who received the letter. It threatened his death if he did not turn over to the society a large sum of money. Alleged Cattle Dealer Held for Theft. CHICAGO, January 29.?E. Ivohen, who claims to be a wealthy Russian cattle dealer, was arrested in Chicago Ghetto yes terday on a request from the police of Pittsburg, Pa., where he is accused of run ning off with $1,600 worth of valuables be longing to Miss Frad-dy Kohen and the members of her family. Kohen, the cattle dealer, and the other Kohen family are not related. Died on Eve of Instituting Big Suit. SAN FRANCISCO, January 29.-^3. Annie. Gendar died yesterday, aged eighty live years. She was on the eve of institut ing suit to recover several blocks of prop erty located in the heart of New York city. The property, she declared, once belonged to her grandfather, Capt. James Post, who was with the army of the revolution. "My grandfather once owned all the land in New York from Harlem to Franklin," she de clared. "My husband objected to my trying to recover the property while he was alive. But I do not Intend to let it go without a light. My brother has found tome miss'ng records that make the case a good one." Mrs. Gendar was the widow of Edward Gen dar, a merchant, who left his widow in comfortable circumstances. Senator Pettus Stands for Re-Election. SELMA, Ala., January 29.?D. E. L. Niel, editor of the Selma Journal, today received a letter from. United States Sena tor E. W." Pettus authoriznlg the announce ment that Senator Pettus is a candidate for re-election. If THE EVENING STAR cannot be bought at any place from newsboys for Two Cents please notify the office. Taking of Evidence Commenc ed at Chicago Today. MR. KRAUTHOFF TESTIFIED Former Counsel for Armour & Co. Talked Freely. INTERVIEW WITH GARFIELD Witness Told of Meeting Commission er?The Latter's Position as De fined to Him Related. CHICAGO, January 20.?All efforts by the attorneys in the packers' case to reach an agreement upon the facts at Issue having failed, the case was resumed to day, and the taking of evidence was com menced. The first witness was Louis C. Kraut hoff of New York, formerly general coun sel for Armour & Co. He was placed on the stand to narrate his interview with Commissioner of Corporations Garfield :it the Chicago Club, April 13, 1005, when, the packers allege, Mr. Garfield said certain things, the import of which was that if he received the information for which he asked the packers should never be prose cuted criminally. Mr. Krauthoff was asked by John S. Miller, attorney for Armour & Co., if he had advised his clients with respect to their attitude during the investigation called for by the Martin resolution passed by Congress, and under which the com missioner of corporations comenced his in quiry into the packing industry. Objected to Questions. District Attorney Morrison objected to the question and was sustained by Judge Humphrey. Mr. Miller then altered the form of his question, asking the witness if be had ad-" vised his clients under the resolution. The district attorney again objected, claiming that in the present ca.se all that could be inquired into was what transpired be tween the packers and the officers of the government. Judge Humphrey admitted the question, declaring that if it was true that the pack ers divulgc-d evidence against themselves under pressure from the government it would be competent to show the nature of the legal advice under which the de fendants were acting. Attorney Miller then asked: "Did you advise your clients as to the powers of the commissioner to compel tes timony?" "I did, fully." "Did you advise them to comply with his requirements in case he should call for tes timony?" % "That was the principal subject on which I advised them." The Meeting With Garfield. The witness then described his meeting with Commissioner Garfield as follows; "Charles G. Dawes telephoned to me and said that Mr. Garfield was in the city and asked if I desired to meet him. I said that I would, and in company with Mr. Samuel McRoberts I called at Mr. Dawes' bank and we went to the Chicago Club. I was intro duced by Mr. Dawes to Mr. Garfield, jtfter some remarks about other matters, Mr. Garfield opened the matter, and it was dis cussed for nearly two hours. "Mr. Garfield stated in a formal way, ap parently careful of his language, substan tially this: That the Martin resolution im posed upon him a duty of Investigating the packing industry; that In order to do this he must have access to the books of the packers. His purpose in corr.ing to Chicago was to gain this access. "He said that he had held conferences with the President and others in respect to the investigation, and that It was of very great Importance. He said that he was particularly anxious that the Investigation should be fair, exhaustive and thorough, so that the usefulness of his department would be shown. He said that he realised the disinclination of business men to disclose secret matters of business, but that he had mapped out a plan. He said, of course. I knew the powers of his office, and pro duced a pamphlet, a report of the Secre tary of Commerce and Labor, and remarked again that, of course, I knew of his power to get the information. "My first remark was that I had had oc casion to look into the law. He then said that he wished to make a success, ami not resort to detective methods, and wished to report tq the President, so that the Presi dent could report to Congress. He Spoke for the President. "He again said that he spoke for the President, and that of course we would have the protection necessary under the law creating his department. 1 told him that my clients were In a very delicate po sition, and that the newspaper* were full of matter pertaining to tlu-m. I toldI him that if the law was valid <her< was n doubt he could compel the " his toid him that if the results oif th * si ??m ? slon to his t equipments were to U furtdi newspaper notoriety and litigatlor ^ of course, contest the law. He Mill ttmi Commissioner Garfield. the letter of the law protected my client#. 1 called his attention to the questh n of the validity of the law. He answered 'hat his department must necessarily he separate from the other department*, particularly the department of justice and sail that it it were known that his department was affiliated with the Department of Justice people would not give him any information. "lie said that If 1 conceded tu t the law was valid the matter was divided into three classes?that to which the govern ment was entitled, that which was doubt ful and that to which th" government was not entitled. He then detailed how it would be done?his social agents to go to one hou=e and begin the inv st'g".tio.i. "1 said ir view of his d"te mint on to ac quire this information, I felt?I hesitate to continue " The witness turned to District Attorney Morrison and asked: "Mr. Morrison do you wish to object?" "Say what you told lr.tn," said Judge Humphrey. Protection From Dishonesty. "I then asked him." said Mr. Krauthoff, "whether we we-e to be protected in case of dishonest special agents. He assured me of this, and said that we were protected by the law. the sourc of his inlo mat ion being secret. 1 ask. 1 liini about some ot this information getting t . the n w papers and even to the L'e.iar.men of Ju-tice. H* told me to have no :;;>pr hen - on on that subject. 1 then avk^J wn.it use the Presi dent of the United State* w siif d to m ike of the information. Ho answt r? d v.* th em phasis that of touts? th Pre :d n of a gt*ett nation would not ail ? ?* -any 1 ing to happen to which any ore could t -ke ( xaey tion. He further sail that wh e figures and dita c:;r.e from snqurs onibie sources the oath was not te ce sa y. 1.at f anything came up in regard to the o.tli la- would let us know.-' two engines collided. Four Men injured in Crash Near Youngstown, Chio. YOUXGSTOWX, Oh o. January ??.- Two Lake s*hore engines collided at Doughton, five mile.i north of here, this morning. Four ?men were Injured. one of theni probably fatally. They are: James K;;:.n, th!:? city, firenttn. wound in head, condition critical. Frank Probst, DodJv.vile, Ohio, fireman, cuts on forthaid aad fac.. st_r.oi.s. George Wilson, conductor, and William Connell, brakeman, slightly injured. MOROCCAN FINANCES PROBLEMS OF TAXATION DIS CUSSED BY CONFERENCE. ALGECIRA6, Spain, January 29,-The conference having entered the jungle of financial reforms for Morocco is likely to remain there for some days, the session this afternoon being devoted to tax pro jects. Although it is most difficult to see how the French and German positions can be reconciled, both the French and Ger man delegates are confident that a way out can ? be found on the police question, yet they do not present any details by which this is attainable. Mr. Gummere, the American minister to Morocco, returned here today from Tan gier on the French cruiser Lalande. He says that the trouble between R&lsuli and the Angera tribesmen has quieted down. THE TOWN TOPICS MUSS. Disclosures by Witnesses to Be Fol io-wed Up. NEW YORK, January 29.?Steps were taken today by James W. Osborne, counsel for Norman Hapgood, editor of Collier's Weekly, in his recent trial on a charge of criminal libel, to follow up the disclosures by witnesses in the hearing of that case. Today's move is in the direction of John Doe proceedings. A representative of Mr. Osborne secured from a police magistrate a dozen sub poenas for witnesses whose identity was not disclosed. Mr. Osborne's representa tive told the magistrate that Mr. Osborne expected to co-operate with District At torney Jerome in conducting the proceed ings, which he said would be bu:;ed on the evidence given in the Town Topics case. It is expected that witnesses will be summoned before the grand Jury. Later a conference was held in District Attorney Jerome's office between Robert J. Collier, publisher of Collier's \\ eekiy. who is the complainant against Col. W. O. Mann in the perjury charge; Mr. Osborne and Assistant District Attorney Hart, who acted for Mr. Jerome. Present at this con ference were two handwriting experts Col. Hay of Washington, D. C., and A. hi. Osborne of Rochester. N Y. Both .the?? experts were employed in the Patrick and the Molinieux murder cases. $50,000 Fire in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA. January 29.?'The six story building No. 1517 Chestnut street, oc cupied by Oliver H. Balr, undertaken, was damaged to the extent of <50,000 today by a fire of unknown origin. The top floor of the building was utilised as a factory and store room and much valuable lumber was destroyed, together with casket fixings and funeral appurtenances. The loss Is cov ered by insurance. Weather. Fair tonight and tomor row; warmer tomorrow. Casket of "Joe" Wheeler Drap 9 ed With Blue and Gray. FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON Solemn Cortege Moves From Church to Arlington Cemetery. ORGANIZATIONS IN COLUMN Remains Received by Guard of Honor of Spanish War Veterans Taps Sounded. / With a sympathetic Intermingling of th? southern *ray and the northern blur the remains of Gen. Joseph Wheeler, veteran of two wars, wore followed to hi* last b'vouac on the slopes of historic and pic turesque Arlington this afternoon. Tin Ions? cortege comprised sorrowing relatives and friends, representatives of the I lilted States army and navy, veterans of the con federate and Union arm o?. younger vet erans of the war with Spain and detach ments of regular infantry, artillery and cav alry Conspicuous in the line wer. the gray uniforms of the southern troopers. wh? followed the gallant lead of "Fighting Joe Wheeler in the days of fire and smoke and death in the OO's-the survivors of the noted Wheeler Cavalry. C. 8. A. ' The march to Arlington followed brief but impressive services of the Kplscopa faith in St. John's Church, l?.th and II streets The pel vices were conducted by the rector. Rev. Roland Cotton SmUh 'ho edifice being crowded to Its ca|..irlt>. dreds of persons were massed on the slut walks and roadway about the historic building, being unable to gain -fn.Uance The President and Mrs Roosevlt. at tired In deep mourning, arrived at t le church at 1:55 o'clock, and were "aluted by the assembled troops as they entered In<o the edifice. Postmaster General Cortely >.i accompanTed them. Nearly all '-arniy officers in the city were present at services in tlir ?church. The floral piece from the \\ hitr House, a large wreath of immortelles and pink ros? ? was placed on the casket and was the only floral offering ttiat rested th'-re. The centerpiece !n the chancel was a large confederate battle flag composed of red and white Immortelles with the In scrlption. "I'nited Daughters i.T the Con federacy," in blue. Flags of North and South. The casket in which repose the r.-n:i!ns of General Whtfcler was drape 1 with the stars and sUlpes of the indissoluble l u'.oa and the stars and bars of the "lost cause of the confederacy. In path, tic combina tion. Thousands of people passed th<- bier at the bodylay in state In St.John's Church from lO::'" this morning until - ? i locik this afternoon and gazed Badly u|?>n the face of the great cavalry leader About the casket, as erect, as mute and motion less as statues, stood the guard of honor of * the I'nited Spanish War Veterans of this city, weiring uniforms of blue and eray. symbolic of the complete reunion or the contending sections in the civil war. In the chancel. Just in re ir of the bier, was a great bank of floral tributes, massed high and Ailing the dimly lighted church with the fragrance of spring, their bright col ors hlenrt'ng with the subdued light that filtered through the stained glass panes or the great cathedral wlndnw. The scene was a solemnly impressive one. and It was noticed that several of lb- passerst.y sl.ed tears of love and sympathy f<?r the <l? part ed cavalier and his surviving relatives. Honors Due a Major General. Homage was paid by the blue and by the gray, veterans of the two conflicts in which Gen. Wheeler distinguished himself: personal friends, representatives of the two branches of Congress and citizens joined wtth the nation's military In paying tribute to the dead general. The funeral cortege was a most Imposing one. The honors due a major general were accorded. Although a brigadier general in the regular army. Gen. Wheeler held the rank of major gen eral of volunteers, and was honored ac cordingly by the government he served. * guard of honor composed of a totall from he Department of the TKs rict of ColumbVa. I'nited Spanish War Veteran. casket* 'aU^niBht^ 'and'1 *u Capt. J Bigon l"B' h J P. HuppeJ. S y AnXson. it. E smith. B B Wheeler "nAdfter t'he^services at St John"s^urch the solemn c were ,be I'nited started. Fust j" ' . the War Depart States lro.?,,sr;i,^.,'v escort In the absence ment as the nillitar? : . )n imme Of an infantry ..rgan ?ti?n in tn ^ diate vicinity of barrack, rep engineers from wasnuwt " servlce A resented that ^anc^h F(jrt Myer ar.d squadron of ca\alr> battery of field the cavalry baridanda ba yC(llnnle,ed artillery. ?lsV,fh tl^ cavalry was led a Sry SThtS was borne on a drawn by four horses. Veteran Organizations. Following the ^^.^^'00^'" organizations, as follow - . hington, A..--????<T; president, Grand ^rm- Tinner com commanded by Corporal T;"" ^terans. mander-ln-<hlef; Span^hnitnt commander. commanded by th< o \ . Wheeler's John Lewis Smith; Com^AJ 7;a an<l Confederate Cavalry ? These were the Army and Navy I nion. followed by the ciuzeibs. ^ ^ foi owj: The honorary PJlJoeaJ- - army-Oei?. Representing th.e ^lt^,,St0^s. McKlbbln. Bates. chief'of!'^Jdolph Humphreys. Wilson Hawkins. Hanoo v- and Representing GenW !irmy in sociate officer of the^con^ ^ H.rdlng, the civil war?1Oe ?rct.)iUB pointer. Maj. -Dr EReprVs;emjng Ge^n Wheeler's in^ he war with Spain Li u 'p rker West. Capt. William D Peach, Maj. r*^n(?loni capt. Joseph Bickinan. Col. K English Matthews Steele ?.^^^^aer-Vn-chi. f of ^Cn^ War VeSrans; Capt. Will am Botson and Lieut_Rec?e- rate V(>teran,_ ^S'^D bee. Gen. A. P. Stewart and Gen. Basil lted 8tites Senat?? Representing the Uni Dan|Pi, Rlack burr, McCreaO't Culberson, Elk ns. Foraker 'Re^MenUng the House of Representa tj^^Representatives Lacey. De Armond aAt^kr^Former Secretary of the Navy Hilary Herbert, Samuel Bpenosr, J. \N Ullam