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fjje Jtticnina ?tat. No. 17,049. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1907-TWENTY-TWO PAGES. TWO CENTS. ~ THE EVENING JTAR WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. ?o*ine4? Office, 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, The Evening Star Newspaper Company. THEODGKE W. NOYE3 Pruii.nt. New Ycrk Office: Tribune Building. Chicago Office: First National Bank Building. The Fr^ninar Star, with the J^unrlnT mnrnfn? <*<11!s !? !>v*?r?*d Lr carriers, on tholr own icronct within the city at r>0 cent* per month: without tha , futiday morning edition at 4 J cent* per month. j Py mail, po*ta*e prepaid: Tm'Jt. Sunday Included, one inorth. fiO rents, I>.nlv. Sunday excepted, one month. 50 cents. 8aturdaj- Star, one year. SI f?0. tfunday Star, one year, $1.50. VETERANS VANISI Tragic March Pasl o Sunshine of 1 of Mei PAYING HONOR TO DEAD Exercises at Arlington and Other Cemeteries. STREET PARADE PRECEDES Survivors of Civil and Spanish Wars in the Column. UNDER TATTERED STANDARDS Addresses by Several Speakers Appropriate to the Occasion? Participation of Women'a Organizations. 'Midst the sunshine and flowers of this Hay (lav of memories the veterans of The Vanishing Army make tlieir tragic march past in review. It is tiieir annual pilgrimage to the tenting grounds where their comrades sleep, and where, ere long, the vol leys or she last dlsrhargi will sound anew ?n deafened ears and the song of the bugle sound for them the soldier's last good-night. They are a pitiful few, these survivors of the great war who gather today to do honor to the memory of the dead. Inexorable time has worked more havoc In their faithful ranks than ever t le shotted death from tren. h or battle ll ie, and the highway of life?their line of march from Ap'pomattox to the present?Is bordered by the graves of th'se who, wt-ary and their work will done, have fallen out of line to rest awhile. Benath Tattered Standards. Here In Washington and in every other city, town atid hamlet ol the land the herues <>f the civil war gat ler today beneath tl > Ir tattered standards o answer to their Jiamt ?. It is the last r >11 call for many, f' r others th<- I.t-t hut one. and all must a-.swiT " I'ro-.nt before many years have passed. Ii is this more than anything else 11 t marks witi: tlie deepest pathos the faltering n..if' ti of The Vanishing Army, reviewed b> t:u- living, in honor of the dead. There is u> national law on the subject < 1 Memorial day, though 'tis a national holidav i'i ?v. r> state, save Idaho, and ivfn there is observed as if there were Indeed a leading statute on the books. But ever aim the signing of the Great Peace, when the veterans of the beaten Confederacy struggled hack to the stricken southland. there has been a memorial day. At first It w is a day cor.securated merely to tears and tn the bitter memories of a poignant grief, nhf'i the graves of those who I (1 ma<ln th< ir las; long march were covered with t!"W> rs and moistened with tears. Most tittinir the snrinc wns chosen not I) thai th< re might be fragrant blooms in jrtfat abundance, but, too. that nature's ?.\ ?t awak*-niiiK. the joyous carols of the - * H; s3 R ' jm,- vf'vflHi ^ - R^S|j0 Ccl Newton Ferree, T?? i ai in.fiit 1'ouuuander. (J. A. It. chorus and tin guickening of the t : i.' fhat ;rcow might s**rve t?? turn the it.:t>(i tu rn the |>a*>in*f r:K<>r?? of the nation's xk r.;:% - ami the myriad horrors of the long, 1? war. Impressive National Ceremonial. i;ui oniv i<?r a mi if wnue oiu me suuui alone have a memorial day. As the years 1 iss? ?]. state after state iu the north and middle wt >t followed the example of Dixie land and Anally, hack in 1st 58. Gen. John A. I.o^an. then commander of the Grand Army of the Potomac, issued an order sett.:ik aside May .'to as Decoration Day. And now this May time custom, horn in the ?-f anguish and of sorrow, has been i.: .': ?! In love, patriotism and th?* passing ? : t}.* wars into the greatest and must lmj ossive f al! our national ceremonials. Liut although the element of personal t;i.? f !ias largely disappeared from these Memorial day observances and the red stars ? f war have healed and whitened under the Influence ? ? an mil-abiding peace, t !.* r t! . v?i?iiKhin?f armv irrows ion tragi \?ai by yetr. <iray and ! nl. t and bent fe?bled. crippled and t< tt? nnc th? veterans of that proud and \ it : .is army of I he I'nion move today ?.n the * v? r-tenant? d camping grounds. \\ t i J it:: .! fiort they keep to the swln# of the mar i T'.eir blood is young and quick? :;? at iver\ martial strain. but the b;.acki* s of ti'i.. l?i[id their trembling limbs that oft n t : old?*n days sprang unbidden u? ii. i r. r oncc K?'eri iu pierce the smokt cloud of the battleflbrooM foi on stare as bravely at the closing mists rat shroud the future but a little way uht'U'l Their i amis. once strong t?? swing the r? '!<l? m tl sword and (leal the death ?>f ? k?*?- locked strife, now tremble us they drop the flowers of spring upon the graves <?f these that died. And their voices that rang enraged on every held, from Bull Hun en to Richmond, now quaver with tne husk of ate, as reverently OF THE 3ING ARMY h in Rpvifw in tVlP L* AAA A ? V w A W w w rhis May Day mories. they stand beside the mound that covers some oUl comrade of the armies of the blue. Deeper Than Tragedy or Pathos. Tlie march past of The Vanishing Army! Docs it not strike deeper than tragedy or pathos? The sight grips tight the throat and dims the eye, and 1f there lives the man who can glance from the wavering line of the few that are left to the stained and ragged flag that floats above them? the flag they carried with them to the war. the flag they followed from the homes through hell to peace, the flag they follow now on to the end?and not feel thrilled from heart to finger tips, his then, is not me neriiHijr iur wiwrn uinse neroes iougm, and for him. certainly, their work has been in vain. But how few there are of these?how very few. Just note today the thrones that line the way for the march past of The Vanish - j0 ** IHk^- m I Col. E. J. Sweet. Chnlrman Committee on Uetoratiou and Grounds. ing Army. Not a h^ad but will be bare when above the pray locks ot" the pitiful few the shell-torn, shot-scarred flag Is carried by. Not a i>?art but will be quickened by the sight and by the realization, to the full, of what very soon must be. For there are many new-made graves to cover deeb today in blooms. Each noon, when the sun is high above, the b.!gle sounds the last fart well to twenty-five of these. Twenty-five a day! And they are such a pitiful few! Twill be haidly an appreciable time, as events are reckoned in this swiftly moving age, before ths blackcrossed muster rolls alone remain of all the gallant regiments that marched back from the civil war. Here and there perhaps. in this not distant time, will be found some ancient hero of the war. living long beyond his allotted span, to keep with us for Just a little longer space, the living memory of the once great Union hostsome bit of wartime human driftwood, stranded high and left behind by the swift onward rush of time, to sit in sun-warmed Klleness and dream, perchance, while wait- I ing for the end of the far-off days of old when the nation was torn asunder and danger threatened the (lag. Then will come the last roll call?a roll call of just one? the volleys three will crash, the bugle sound and the last grave will be tilled. Deeper and Purer Significance. Perhaps these things will be thought of by almost every one who witnesses today the march-past of The Vanishing Army. Perhaps that is the greatest reason why, with every passing Memorial day, the ceremonial taki s on a deeper and a purer significance. Certainly the day was observed here?and the busy wires say the same of ail parts of the country?on an even more solemn and impressive scale than usual. Business was suspended not only in the vuHnim mr-nt<J of thf> Btivprnmpnt. hilt everywhere throughout the city, anil people of all classes and of all grades, rich and poor, old and young, united in perpetuating the memory of the thousands of heroic dead in the eight national cemeteries around the national capital. Soldiers' monuments and statues on the government reservations were flag-draped, flags on all the public buildings and on thousands of private residences were at half-staff, and the national colors, with the folds caught up In bands of somoer crepe, were everywhere to be seen. At Arlington, Battle Ground and other national cemeteries the ceremonies were elaborate, and the street para4 w*?s witnessed by thousands who lined ttj curbs on both sides of the way, cheering the bands and the soldiery, but standing bareheaded in silent reverence when the pitiful few marched bye. And is this not as it should be? But a little longer and there will be no veterans In the line to march in even halting fashion to honor their comrades who dwell in the cities of the dead. *lt has come to be. It tM*r_-ins, afc 11 .vit-iiiui iai ua> weie ?ta muiii in honor of the veterans who live as the heroes who sleep. For, while one is an | outward observance, and as sincere as it can he, the other springs from within, needing no direction, but voluntarily offering the tribute of love, gratitude and deepest patriotism to the boys of '01. So, today, pitifully few in numbers, but strong in example to the nation. The Vanishing Army makes its march past in review. REPORT OF A CANNON SIGNAL FOR OPENING OF EXERCISES AT ARLINGTON. The reverberant report of a cannon, which sent the Hying echoos -through the surrounding Virginia valleys and against the hillsides, accompanied by a flash of flame and a puff of smukf, gave notice at noon today that the solemn and sacred services for the nation's soldier dead had begun at Arlington. The assembled thousands in the silent city of memories paused as a United States battery of field artillery lined up In front of a low mound of earth, all that re mainn ui n uuvc nui iui me utiicniK of the < apltal, gave the national salute. The report of the guns mingled in warlike accompaniment to the soulful dirge by the Marine Band, playing softly at the tomb of the unknown. Preceding the artillery salute, a line of venerable veterans?soldiers of the "disappearing army"?had slowly ascended the green slopes of Arlington from the railroad station on the plateau below, to the gray amphttheater. At the head of the column Continued on Eighth Page; y THRONG AT BELMONT PAHK. Fine Weather and Good Card Draw a Large Number. NEW YORK. May 30.?The classic Belmont stakes for three-year-olds and the Whitney Memorial steeplechase were a double attraction which drew thousands of peopie to the Belmont race track today to see the running of these two interesting racing events. Five horses were carded to make the bid for the rich JJ1.000 Belmont stakes, and the entries included James R. Keene's Superman, the winner of the Rrnriklvn Viandirarv Simermnn wns ennnled with Petc-r Pan. It was the forty-first running of the Belmont stakes, and a keen and exciting struggle over the mile and three furlongs course was anticipated. Six horses.were entered in the Whitney 'Memorial steeplechase, for four-year-olda and upward, and the class of the entries insured some smart racing over the route of two miles and a half. Good and Plenty, Grandpa and Palz were included in the entries. Good sunshine today dried all of the moisture out of the racing lane, and the early enthusiasts looked for the judges to hang un some fast time before the flag falls on the final race. Early trains to the track brought hundreds of people, and a recordbreaking crowd was forecasted by the time of the call for the Belmont stakes. WILMOT UNDER ARREST. President of Big Plant Passed N". G. Check. CHICAGO, May 30.?J. R. Wilmot, who says he is president of a gas engine and gas plant of New York, was brought to Chicago today in custody of officers who arrested him In Montreal. Wilmot was on his way to Quebec, where he intended taking a steamer for Havre, France. He is charged with passing a bogus cheek for $5,500 while in Chicago a few weeks ago, Wilinot saying at that time that he came here to build a factory near Chicago. He admits cashing the check, but says he had $200,000 In collateral at the time; that he wanted it only as a loan. "I must have been insane when I did it." added Wilmot. "The whole thing is a mistake." The bond brokerage company with which Wilmot cashed the check refuses to prosecute, but Wilmot has been indicted and Uie police say Uiere will be no settlement of the case. rne ponce unacmutnu Lum iui uit-r rresident Urover Cleveland has an interest in the gas plant of which Wllmot is president, and which has factories in Newark, N. J. Wilmot would neither affirm nor deny this statement. BALLOONISTS' FATE UNKNOWN. Air Craft That Ascended at London Found at Sea. LONDON, May 30.?A military balloon, piloted by Lieuts. Caulfleld and Leake of the Royal Engineers, which was sent up from AVdershot camp May 28, during the review in honor of Prince Fushimi of Japan, was picked up at sea by a fishing smack this morning some distance from Exmouth, County of Devon, at the mouth of the Exe, in the English channel. The fate of the two officers is not known, but it Is hoped they hnvn been Dicked ud by a passing vessel. King; Edward and Prince Fushiml witnessed the ascent of tlie balloon. A strong wind, which was blowing at the time, soon carried it out of view, and it was not again seen until sighted by coast guards the same 'evening, near Exmouth, when the balloon was being carried out to sea. ROAD BLOCKED BY SNOW. Record-Breaking1 Weather Around i_ e V/umrauu opiiuge. COLORADO SPRINGS, Ool., May 30.? The most unseasonable weather on record in central Colorado prevailed today. The mountains were white with snow that fell during the night, and great difficulty was experienced in keeping open the "cog" road up Pike's Peak by reason of the great snow drifts. At Cripple Creek yesterday a heavy snow full 10 a depth of several laches. (A r-\C \ \Lu->f ,0 r: '<? % W'->( /j 3t* vfer-^.r GOOD-BYE, MANHATTAN ISLE! Destruction of New York by Earthquake Predicted. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, May 30.?Horace JcflirTson, a veteran weather prophet who lives near Midaletown, Conn., predicts that the wicked city of New York will be destroyed by an earthquake some time in August next. Half of the city, he says, will sink in the East river and the other half in the North river. "For some time," states Uncle Horace, "I have known this impending disaster, but have withheld the knowledge until I was absolutely certain. The change In the earth's equilibrium will cause the upheaval." . Uncle Horace is credited with predicting the San Francisco earthquake, and he regrets that he didn't let the people know in time, so now he Is tipping off Gotham in advance. CHINESE REBELS DEFEATED. Fifteenth Regiment Sent to Defense of Swatow. CANTON, China, May .TO.-A severe engagement has occurred between the provincial troops and a body of rebels, resulting in a victory for the former. The rebels lost over a hundred men killed and the government forces captured the rebel leader, together with a number of flags and a considerable quantity of ammunition. Two thousand additional troops have been dispatched to Chaochow, where the malcontents are active. Thp Chinese ciinhrmt Sum Hnnc havinc on board the 15th regiment of Chinese troops, has sailed from here for Swatow, to defend that city against a possible attack on the part of the rebels. ORDERED TO AMOY. The Gunboat Helena to Be Available in Case of Need. The Navy Department has cabled instructions to the commander of the TTnited States gunboat Helena, which arrived at Fuchow, China, a few days ago, to return at once to Amoy, the nearest pert to the scene of the armed uprising against the Chinese local officials. The purpose of this movement is to have a warship available to protect not only Americans, but all foreigners in Kwangtung province in case the rebellion threatens to get beyond control of the local authorities. Already a German and a British warship have been dispatched to Araoy ana uanion. GUN AND DAGGER FOR BISHOP. Russian Socialist Goes for Ecclesiastic at Lublin. DUBLIN, Russia, May 30.?An attempt was made yesterday to assassinate Bishop Yatshevsky of the Catholic Church. A man who was subsequently identified as a socialist agitator, who had twice been im prisoned, nrca several shots rrom a revolver at the bishop while the latter was walking through a street here and then attacked him. with a dagger, slightly wounding him. The bishop's life was savei! by a priest, who sprang between him and the would-be assassin, who was captured by the police. SOCIAL DEMOCRATS EXILED. Refused Passage From London Back to Russia. ST. PETERSBURG, May 30.?Instructions have been issued through the Russian consulate in London to the Russian steamship lines to refuse passages to the aocial democratic members of the lower house of parliament who have been holding a congress at the British capital Cruiser Chanzy Total Loss. SHANGHAI. May 30.?The French cruiser Chanzy, which went ashore on one of the Saddle Islands, May 20. will prove a total loss and has been abandoned. ,_rxl \nrJ vc? yJ hf? -^oV,' --x MmS' (?i Wllft x/ -! I = ^ ^ " %/, ^7^*. k ^H'li, [iit. . ^^Vlvvv-: Cm iltWD/V . * v* 1,11 ?*? jf,,.^ _ f^gr^, ,-v. r jrr^ - * - Bb. ^ ...ut.J. u,^?// irwrfF&t 'i/r^nuA^ <t \ mr - ir,} '"*? .* v/li 1 fii ' * . - NO DANGER OF WAR. Mexico-Guatemala Relations Described by Ambassador Creel. The following statement reviewing the situation between Mexico and Guatemala. was made today to the Associated Press by Ambassador Creel of Mexico: "I notice that the press and the public are expecting to receive at any moment the sensational news of a war between Mexico and Guatemala, under the wrons; Impression that some demands from Mexico are still pending action on the part of Guatemala. "It is important to clear the situation so that the public may Know that there la nothing pending and no reason for any fear of war between the two countries. "The assassination of ex-President Barillas by Guatemalans developed in Mexico a feeling of indignation, and strong protest by public opinion against such a criminal action, more so, when it was knovi.i that Gen. Lima, from Guatemala, was supposed to be Implicated. "Mexico asked for the extradition of Gen. Lima, not as compulsory under the treaty, but offering Guatemala the privilege that might have been accepted, as there is no prohibition in tne treaty lor sucn action. Guatemala declined and this was the end of the conflict. "There remains in Mexico a feeling of grievance and condemnation in the public sentiment, but not a spirit of war. "The troops that have been located in the frontier of Mexico and Guatemala are there for the purpose of keeping order and to give protection to the people of all nationalities." ALONG MEXICAN BORDER. Reservation, Sixty Feet Wide, Created by the President. A lie x icsiuciu uas jiiaucu a >->? wv.iaiiiauuii creating a reservation sixty feet in width along the entire northern border of Mexi'co, including the state of California and the territories of Arizona and New Mexico. The purpose of the reservation is declared In the presidential proclamation to be 'the suppression of smuggii'ng across the international line. Private entries in the line of the projected reservation and such portions of it as are needed for roads are reserved from the operation of the order. Since the aboliti'on of the old "zion libre" or free zone between Mexico and the fSifted States tt lias been found increasingly uiflicult to prevent smuggling across the boundary, hence the presidential proclamation. CONBIED MUCH BETTER. Metropolitan Director Benefits From Unique Treatment. Special Calilegrum to The Stnr. BERLIN, May 30.?Heinrich Conried, who for the past two months has been lying on his back at the Kalserhof Hotel, hardly able to move his limbs, owing to a form of locomotor ataxia, walked nearly two-thirds of a mile yesterday unaided as the result of the novel treatment given him by Dr. Fraenkel, which consists in making the patient walk the floor, placing his feet, according to chalked diagrams in certain positions. The treatment was begun five months ago by massage, when Dr. Fraenkel was paid $:$0,000 by Conried to come to New York. That the treatment is bona tide is assured by the fact that half a dozen patients, formerly unable to walk, are now able to get about Btrlin. One Is completely cured. Dr. Fraenkel has a German degree. spends six months here and holds a six months clinic at Lake Constnnrp everv vear. At first he w:lm muoh uisparaged by his medical colleagues, but now this feeling Is said to huve changed. Dr. Fraenkel's Usual charge is $30 an hour, millionaires In proportion. Died on Way to Bichmnod. Speiiai Dispatch to The Star. WILLIAMSBURG, Va.. May 30.?While buying a ticket to Richmond this morning the Rev. L. B. Wharton, professor of mathematics in William and Mary College, expired In the station. roosevelTcheered II**" a .. ms i rip 10 inaianapoiis Marked by Much Applause. GENERAL LAWTON HONORED Twenty Thousand School Children Greet President. ELABORATE MILITARY ESCORT President and Vice President Fairbanks Take a Long Walk at Akron, Ohio. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. May 30.?President Roosevelt and party, accompanied by Vice President Fairbanks, arrived here at 10:48 this morning from the funeral of Mrs. MoKinley at Canton. Ohio, to attend til? cerej monies incident to the unveiling; of a monj ument to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Lawton, at | which President Roosevelt was to make the I nrlnfinal UUU1CDS. The President's car was attached to passenger train No. 11 on the Cleveland division of the Big Four, due at 10:50. The President and Vice President were met at the depot by a large reception committee In carriages, at the head of which were Senators Beveridge and Hemenway and Representative Overstreet. They wero driven at once to the Fairbanks home, where luncheon was served. Vice President Fairbanks. Gov. Hanlv and Swrptarv T.noh I rode with the President. i Children Massed to Greet Him. At the depot and along Meridian street for two miles? crowds pressed against the street ropes. At Monument place. University Square and St. Clair Park nearly 20,<X)0 school children were massed to greet the President. Every building was decorated. The weather, though cloudy, was cool and pleasant. In honor of Memorial day all business was suspended, factories closed and schools were given a holiday. At the Fairbanks home the members of the reception committee were introduced to the President, after which he received the ministers of the city and members of the 30th Indiana, Lawton's old regiment. President McGregor of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners presented the President with a gold card, bearing an huaonuy membership. Forty Guests at Luncheon. Seated, with the President and Vice PresI/Inn t of lunnlienn n-o ru fnrtv* anocia lnolii/1. *- "fc <UK?.1?V. vaa n V u AV/4 fcJ (juism, juvtuu* ing Gov. Ilanly, Senators Beverldge and Memenway, Representative Overstreet, members of the President's party, Mayor Bookwalter, Harry New, chairman of the republican national committee; Thomas Taggart, chairman of the democratic national committee; James Whitcomb Riley, Meredith Nicholson and officers of the G. A. R. and other organizations. Following the luncheon began the formation of the march to the court house grounds for the unveiling ceremonies. The parade was south on Merudlan street, through Monument place to Washington street and east to the courthouse square at Alabama street, two miles In length, and through solid banks of people, who gave the President an enthusiastic greeting. The President's Escort. Acting as escort to the President were three battalions and one battery of United States troops, thirteen companies and one battery of the Indiana National Guard, veterans of the G. A. R. and other organizations. military and seml-militarv. At the courthouse grounds elaborate arrangements had been made to seat several thousand people. Including the veterans of the G. A. R. The streets surrounding the monument were packed with people for many squares. On the platform were Mrs. Lawton and her three daughters. The program of exercises included an invocation by Rev. D. R. Lucas, an address by Gov. J. Frank Hanly, music by the 7th I Regiment Band, the reading of a poem dedicated to Gen. Lawton by James Whitcomb Riley, the introduction of the President by Gov. Hanly and President Roosevelt's address. Trip an Ovation. The President's trip from Bellefontaine, where he first appeared in public this morning, to Indianapolis was a continual ovation. At all the places where the train siuji^jcu, oiai ling tit di iit-iuiiiitiiit' mm including Sidney. Ohio, and I'nion City, Muncle and Anderson, Ind., great crowds were gathered and pressed around the President's car. At several places the President made brief remarks In keeping with the day and at others he shook hands with as many of the people as could get near him. At Bellefontalne, Ohio, where it was gennr-illir I/nAn-n hiu fruiti Ui* v? tinj ??i?vr n 1? ? ? nuuiu Oiuy, IHC | largest crowd was on hand. Here Vice President Fairbanks introduced Mr. Roosevelt In a few words, to which the President responded, speaking of the pleasure It gave him to see the people. He spoke briefly of good citizenship, reminding the veterans who were assembled that today was especially their day, and declaring that what impressed him most in this country was the fundamental unity of people. A little girl with an American beauty rose in her hand, was lifted to the platform, and presented the flower to the President. Mr. Roosevelt thanked her kindly, and In response to the cheers of the crowd reminded the people lie had several children himself. A Brief Address. At Sidney a committee from Union City, Ind., got aboard the car to welcome the President to the state of Indiana. As they were leaving the train at Union City the President addressed them briefly, pointing out to them how, In liis opinion, each generation must prepare the way for those who are to come after It. At A1 uncle, where there was a large crowd, the President spoko a few words telling the people how glad he would be to meet them all, but this was Impossible because of the lack of time. He did have a few minutes, he said, and started to shake hands, telling the crowd to make way for the veterans first. At Anderson, the last stop before In#llunnr>r,lls tile President also shook hnmla with a number of peop e. On a Walking Tour. ' That President Roosevelt, and. for that matter. Vice President Fairbanks1, are aturi (Continued on Second Page.) Weather. Fair tonight. Tomorrow partly cloudy. MEN IN GRAY PARADE ! ' C11hnroIn Pnlnhrofinn rvf ttlA LiUUUI CUt vLILUI LAllvJII Ul II IU Day in Richmond. VETERANS FIRMLY IN LINE i i Gov. Swanscn Welcomes Them at the Capitol. ! STUART MONUMENT UNVEILING I Every Comfort Arranged for the Old Soldiers on the Line of t March. V '? Special PlnpHl.h to ..(? Stir. RICHMOND. Va . May 30.?The o1<t confederate Is in the saddle In the capital city i of the confederacy today. With the rising of the sun the "hoys in gray" were on th? move anil getting ready for the day's pro! gram. Richmond Is literally In the hands of the men who followed the fortune# of Davis, Lee, Jackson. Hill, JohnBton. Ijongstreet, Beauregard and Mosby. Tha men are remarkably tlrm of step, clear of eye and young at heart. They have come to the citadel of their . hopes for four long years, and they have the freedom of the city. There Is nothing to mar the spirit of the occasion. Clouds were In evidence early In the mornings but before 9 o'clock tlie sun came out, adding warmth to the scene and brightness to the occasion. The day is perfect. The temperature Is that which makes the exercises for the day comfortable in every way. At 0:.'}0 o'clock the United Confederate Veterans were called to order, prayer being offered by the Rev. John William Jones. Gov. Swanson welcomed the veterans to Virginia amidst the greatest enthusiasm, the waving of confederate flags and the band's playing: "Dixie." brinirinir the old men to their feet with yells that shook the building. The building was packed with people. Mayor Carlton McCarthy welcomed' the visitors to the city. A Thin, Gray Line. Practically the same program was carried j out at the meeting of the Sons of Confed-! erate Veterans in the city auditorium a mila ! a\UflV frnm tho mootlno- nlaoa ?j/tavv ui >-1 ivr vcvti" , ans. All the meetings today were comparative- j ly short, the naming o? committees ending, the sessions for the day. At 11:20 o'clock i the adjournment tor the day was had and preparations were beguft for the parade In-, cldental to the unveiling of the Job Stuart monument, which takes place at 2:.'!:' o clock.' The parade formed at Capitol Squire and moved out Grace street to 5th, to Franklin and to the monument. Veterans from every state were in line. The men marched slow-j ly. They are old and feeble. Uniforms which had seen service in the war were much In | evidence. Battle flags carried bv men who j performed the same service on the field of | battle were frequent. The line was a long one, with many thousands of people lining the route of march. Every comfort for the old men had been made. Water was at every corner, and scores of volunteer physicians were at hand to attend any case of sudden illness. Ambulances were In line for any emergency. Flags waved and bands played, the people cheered and school cliil* dren sang song3. It was an Inspiring sight. Ceremonies at the Monument. The ndrad<? started at O > ? -1 ?* the monument the ceremonies began as the head of the column came up. At 2:80 o'clock the monument to the great cavalryman waa exposed to view amid salvos of artillery anil booming of cannon. Thousands of people yelled. The veil was drawn by little Miss Virginia Stuart Waller, a granddaughter of Gen. Stuart. Immediately following this the column reformed and marched to Hollywood, w"here the graves of 20,000 confederate dead were decorated with flowers by loving hands, the patriotio societies paying attention to the mound over each man. Never before has the city been so crowded as today. This Is tlie la*t time the old men will come here, and they i are making the most of It. The city la I doing the honors with lavish hand, lluslness Is practically suspended whue tribute is paid the memory of the dead and houor to the survivors. Blue and Gray Fraternize. NORFOLK, Va., May 3U.?The unprecedented fraternizing of the blue and gray wncn freeiueni Kooseveu was me oraiur (or tlie Army and Ni-vy Union's lJecoration day celebration at Portmouth, Va., last year, was repeated In today's observance there. There was a parade of United States seamen, headed by civil war and army and navy veterans. The ceremonies of the day, preceded by a military high mass at St. Paul's Catholic Church, conducted by Hev. Father Anthony imikin ol Baltimore, took place at the national cemetery in the woods of the naval hospital grounds, where President Roosevelt spoke last year. Gen. Edwin J. Browne of Wash lngton, D. t'., national cominanm r or trio Army and Navy Union, was the orator ofi tile day. BONIFACE ON FIRE. Cotton Steamer in Flames, Docks la Safety. HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 30.?Tha British steamer Bontface, from Galveston, May 22, for Liverpool, loaded with cotton and carrying nine passengers, eight of whom are women, arrived in Bermuda this morning with her cargo on Are. The (lames were discovered May !9I, when the vessel was 700 miles from Bermuda. The hatches were battened down and tha Boniface whs headed for these islands. When she arrived here her cargo was burning furiously and her decks were crumbling in. Cast Flowers In River. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May ??.?One of the features of Memorial day in this city was the casting of flowers into the Delaware river by the naval veterans in memory of their departed comrades. Prior to the exexercises a parade was held, which was participated in dj a oanauon 01 marines and sailors from the League Island navy yard, the Pennsylvania Naval Reserves, tha 1'ntted States Naval Veterans and ki:idi?-l associations. The parade was halted Ht Independence square and the statu>' "f Commodore John liarry. recently unveiled, was decorated with flow -rs. The puradt man lied to Race street wharf, where tue ceremony of casting the (lowers on tie- water was held. Major Reyburn and Admiral Melvlil*, U. 8. N.. retired, made addresses.