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No. 16,563. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 1906-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING" STAR
SUNDAY MORNING EDITION.
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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
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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

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