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J^KTUfett} Uri^ No. 115.?No. 17,052. WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING. JUNE 2, 1907* # FIVE CENTS. SOUTHERN VETERANS CLOSED_REUNION Great Enthusiasm Despite the Dismal Weather. RE-ELECTFD ITS OFFIHFRS Chosen by Acclamation Amid Wildest Cheers. NOTABLE RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED Monument in Arlington National Cemetery Recommended?Proposed Memorial for Gen. Lee. By A??ocla(?><1 Pros*. RICHMOND, Va , June 1?The Grand Carnr. t'nlted Confederate Veterans, today re-elected its genera] officers as follows: Commander-in-Chief?Gen. Stephen D. I-ee. Lieutenant General, Department Army of Northern Virginia?Gen. Irvine Walker. Lieutenant General. Department of Tennessee?Gen. Clement A. Evans. Lieutenant General, Trans-Mississippi 1 'epartment?Gen. W. L. Cabell. All of the above already hold the offices to which they were elected, and all were chosen by acclamation and amid the wildest cheers. Birmingham was chosen as the city for the next fthe eighteenth) annual reunion of the veterans. Other cities competing were San Antonio and Nashville. The vote at first stood about 1.600 to 800 in favor of the Alabama town, but was finally made unanimous. Resolutions Adopted Without Debate. The report of the committee on resolu tlons was adopted without debate. It rfoomrneruled that the speeches of Gen. 8. D. Lee. Senator John W. Daniel and t'ol. H. E. !> <?. Jr.. be printed In pamphlet form for distribution, Indorses the object* and alms of the Arlington Confederate Monument Association, which purposes the erection of a confederate monument In Arlington national cemetery. i'ii ine correct representation of the confederate battle flag the resolutions committee submit as a substitute: "That the action of this association, at its convention held in Nashville, Tenn., in 1904, be indorsed and reaffirmed." The report favors the preservation of all papers, manuscripts and historical sketches of the Confederate states and recommends the endowment of a Confederate hospital in the home formerly owned by Stonewall Jackson at Lexington, Va. It suggests the celebration of the one ^ hundredth anniversary of the birth of Gen. It. E. Lee by a permanent memorial In the Institution of which he was president (Washington and I^ee University), and favors the ereetlon of a monument to the eighteen soldiers killed at Appomattox. The building of this last mentioned memorial it commends to the camp at Appomattox. ine report retomraenas trie taming or me request of the "Daughters'' for a change of the rules governing the bestowal of the crosses of honor, so that they may be worn by the descendants of the recipients. Thanks for Returning Flags. It thanks Congress and the President for Teturnlng the captured battle flags and for appropriating $200,000 to mark the graves of Confederate soldiers hurled In northern oil. It likewise thanks the 2'td New Jersey In fail try for erecting a tablet at Salem Church to the Alabama soldiers with whom it was engaged. The report urges that the southern states give enrh < 'onfederate soldier it'testimonial i?f his record, and. when the end com^, an appropriate burial; a'so that the division f-ommamiers shall constitute the executive, * mmlttee of the association. Ir declares that the title of general shall t?e borne only by those who had that title luring the war. It also recommends the t ti ling of the resolution passed by the * 1 laughters." and providing that no state *l>i?nsors and maids of honor be appointed. ? - * ? l _ _ sympatny ior mrs. mcxvimey. It likewise rtcommfmls the tabling of the resolution regarding a monument to the w<>m? n <?f the south, and extends sympathy to Mrs McKinley. The report is signed M Joseph F. Johnson <?f Alabama, chairman; John P. Hickman ? f Tennessee, secretary; B. \\\ Green ef Arkansas. S K. l-ewis of District of Columbia. Albert A Kstopianlal of Louisiana. Thomas Splght of Mississippi. \V. H. K l<!irgw:n of North Carolina. L. C. Goree of northwest division. K. K. Goree of Texas Samuel Pascal of Florida and O. L.. Jh hum| i t of South Carolina. Gieat .-!.eets nf eold. wind-swept rain were i :r.fcc down from a frowning sky when th? gray-coated "boys" of '01-65 fore- J gathered once more in the horse show j I .'lHiK To it:ln<i nit* imru session oi I nit J i't.nfulnaiv Veterans, but lachrynir>. hea\>ns and chilling weather could not drive the sunshine from the hearts of t ?. old soldlt rs. The Joy of being again with the comrades of over four decades ago overleaped all ulties and Ignored all discomfort, while the stirring southern airs played by the 1 ?.ind aroused a host of dormant niem? r:? s which were sweet in their revivittcalu n. Disagreeable Weather. To sa\ that the weather was viciously fltsagre? tble but half expretsei it. yet hundreds and hundreds of Johnny Kebs were in the hall when the body was called to order In fact, the attendance was but lit I li smaller man mat or \esieraay. wnen Ci? i?. Stephen I> I-ee rapped the body to ??nlt r and presented the Rev. l>r. McKim ??f Washington, who offered prayer. The Rouss Benefaction. 1 r J William Jones submitted the annual ?ep?Tt of the t'onfedeiate Memorial Association. which dealt chiefly with the status t?f tie battle abbey and the benefaction of 4*har'?es Broad wa\ Kouss. The report stated |h.?t after Ionic and vexatious litigation all of the monev donated bv Mr. Rouss? j $!<> ha<l been procure*! This gift was ; proinlt>t;l sears age on condition that an additional he raised The condition precede:.t said the report, had been met _ and ..'.l the money la in a Richmond bank while those back of the movement are reads to n*> forward at an early date l'n tf-.e ere -tlon of the memorial. Tie report, which tilled for additional financial aid. wax adopted am d great en- j thuMiaK.il. I The report of the history committee was re<e ved and ordered to be printed. It was not read to the convention. A Cane for Gen. Lee. A t Iron the center of Cold Harbor battlefield, where 14.500 soldiers were . kflUd June 3. WW. in thirty minutes, was jM-eweuU-ti by J. J. Kstes, Company D, Mh Virginia Cavalry, to Gen. Stephen I). Lee. The commander accepted the gift in fitting language. A atlrring .?peech ?u made during one of ? the unoccupied intervals of time by Gen. Bennett Young of Kentucky, who commented on the many monumei ts which had been erected to ttie memory of the confederate soldiers in (Tie southland. He sai'd that Kentucky alone had raised forty to confederates and not one to federals. Ex-l*nited States Senator James H. Berry of Arkansas, a rugged old "Johnny Reb," who lost a leg at Corinth, Miss., was presented to the convention. When he hobbled forward to the speakers' stand on his crutch he was greeted by a tremendous wave of applause, and once again the whole convention arose to Its feet. Senator Berry delivered a tip-top address, full of fire and fervor and replete with felicitous references to Virginia. Greeting From Sons of Veterans. The convention formally received a committee from the Sons of Veterans, which was headed by John M. Apperson of Tennnocr.o wlin n 1 ? 1 ~ t ? ~ ...oovv, nuu UVI1VCICU a CUiUiai glCCUHB. T)>ls speech appeared to please the old soldiers greatly, and was happily responded to by Mr. J. William Jones. The greatest enthusiasm and the loudest cheering of the day occurred when the hour for election of officers came, though it certainly cannot be said that there was the slightest doubt about the outcome of the voting. The result was as above stated. A few minutes after the choice of next meeting place the convention adjourned, after a session which had been full of tire and spirit, but which, nevertheless, accomplished a great deal of work in a comparatively short while. Never was there a more dismal day, so far as the weather was concerned, and at times the rain thundered on the roof so loudly that it almost drowned the voices of the speakers, but for all that the hearts of the old soldiers were aglow and their patriotism was at fever heatIt was announced in the convention that Mobile Is fixing her plans to play host to the old soldiers in 1010. In Honor of Davis. NASHVII?LE. Tenn., June 1.?Mayor Morris of Nashville Issued a proclamation today requesting that the wheels of commerce be stopped Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock for five minutes, in honor of the unveiling of the monument to Jefferson unvis*. hi nicnmona, va. The mayors of others cities in Tennessee and Alabama have issued similar proclamations. UPRISING 'iN CHINA CENTER OF THE TROUBLE IS AT JUAN. AMOY, China. June 1.?The center of the Chinese uprising is at Juan, fifty miles southwest of Amoy. according to the late reports. The officials there arrested the leaders of an organization known as the White Fans, charging them falsely with being pirates. The prisoners escaped, collected their followers, Killed the prefect and other officials and held the local magistrate as a hostage. Emboldened by this success liO,00t? rebels gathered and threatened ChaoChow-Fu. Troops were hurried from Canton and Fu-Chow, and engaged the rebels yesterday between Swato.w and Amoy, with the result that BOO of the latter were killed. The government loss Is not known. The rebels withdrew, but were not dispersed^ and are rapidly recruiting their forces. Outbursts Anti-Dynastic. The correspondent here of the Associated Press is in a position to confirm the state ment mat tne oumreaK is not ann-roreign, but anti-dynastlc. The White Fans are a revolutionary organization, and are very strong in southern Fo-Kien. The movement has been growing steadily for the past eighteen months. The leader of the insurrection is a Ohlnamun named Soon Wen, who was educated in Japan. The rebels are well organized and well fed, but are badly armed. The local troops refuse to attack them. The I'nited States gunboat Helena Is here. The outcome is uncertain, but Amoy is in no danger. On the other hand, Chang- . Chow, of which Amoy is the port, is in- im-' minent danger of being attacked by the rebels, and people are fleeing from there to Amoy. EARTHQUAKE AT "ECUADOR GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, June 1.?Three earth shocks about 3:^0 this morning caused the inhabitants of the city to jump from their beds and run panic-stricken into the streets. The first and last of the shocks were slight, but the second was heavy and lasted about forty seconds, causing the bells in the churches to ring and Etopping the clocks in the chureli towers. No news has yet been received from the interior of the republic, but it is probable that damage was done by the earth shocks in the country. Owing to the peculiar construction of the buildings the disturbance did not cause any damage in this city. Far-Away Quake Recorded. ALBANY. June 1.?An earthquake of slight intensity was recorded by the seis mograph at the state museum yesterday. The first shock came at a.m., and the maximum disturbance at 8:111 .am. The vibrations were small, but persisted for nearly an hour. The earthquake, it was stated, seems to have had its origin at a point about miles away, either to the east or west of Albany, but probably to the west and somewhere in the Pacific ocean. Tiie record indicates a email shock that probably did little or no damage. THE MODERN UNIVERSITY. Its Needs and Influences Exploited by President Eliot. DETROIT, Mich., June 1.?"The growing inniience ui int* iiiuuern university uepenas on the efficiency of the men they produce anil put Into the work of the world," declared President Charles \V. Eliot of Harvard College, In his address today to the delegates of the associated Harvard clubs. The address, which dealt with the real tendencies of the day in relation to higher education, opened tlie tinal business session of the organization. "The past forty years have seen some notable changes In the education system of the American schools." said President Eliot. "The changes extend to all grades and divisions of the school work and have resulted in the broadening and deepening of that work to a remarkable degree. First among these developments has been the steady tendency to increase the period of r..u<ilun/>u of thu ii ni v?.r?l t v Wo it ro nntf planning a new business course at Harvard which will require a degree for entrance and which will require live and six years to complete. "A second noteworthy change is found In the tendency toward Individual teaching. This Is a particularly expensive improvement and is the main reason for the increasing cost of an education in this country. But perhaps the chief evidence of progress is found in the change In the matter of discipline and the form and spirit of government In the school." President Kllot's address was followed by a general discussion of plans for making a closer organization of Harvard alumni. This afternoon the delegates are taking a boat ride on the river. The election of officers will be held on the boat, IF THE ARMY OFFICERS i PLANS FOR DISTRICT 17 CELEBRATION AT JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION JUNE 11. | Details of the Program?Personnel of Committee on Arrangements? Reception at Norfolk. I Plans for District day, June 11, at the Jamestown exposition and for the trip there of the representatives of the District have practically been completed. It Is Hated that the presence of a large number of Washingtonians to help carry out the plans is all that is needed to make the occasion one of the events of the exposition's history. The details of the program were announced yesterday by those having the matter in charge; and they include many special features. The membership of the committee of arrangements for District day is as follows: Myron M. Parker, chairman; Edgar D. Shaw, secretary; KODtri narpvr, cmdent Washington Chamber of Commerce; Brig. Gen. Jorhn M. Wilson, president Washington Board of Trade. James F. Oyster, president Business Men's Association; Charles J. Bell, president Jobber* and Shippers' Association; Crosby S. Noyes, editor The Star; JoJin R. McLean, editor the Post; Edgar D. Shaw, editor the Times; Scott C. Bone, editor the Herald; former Commissioners of the District of Columbia as follows; John \V. Douglas, Lemon G. Hine, George Truesdell, John B. Wight, Col. Garrett J. Lydecker, 1". S. A.; Gen. Henry M. Robert, 1". S. A.; Col. Charles VV. RaymonJ, l\ S. A.; Col. William T. Russell, I". S. A.; Col. Charles F. Powell, U. S. A.; Col. William M. Black, I*. S. A.; Muj. Lansing H. Beach, L". S. A., and Col. Jonn B.ddle, L*. S. A. To Travel Aboard Steamer. The committee, with the District Commissioners and members of their families, will form the official party to represent the District. They will leave here 011 the regular night boat of the Norfolk and Washington line at 0 o'clock Monday evening, June 10, reaching the exposition pier early Tuesday morning. They will be met there by the representatives of the exposition, including President Tucker, and will be escorted to the grounds to be entertained as the special guests of the exposition. The Chamber of Commerce party will also leave Washington Monday evening, June 10, on a specially chartered steamer. It will reach the exposition pier shortly after the official i>arty, will be met by Phinney's band and escorted to the ground**, where the members ^Will Join the official party. fdrmni pv^nt of thp dav. a Dub *" -- lie reception at the government army and navy building. Is scheduled for 11 o'clock in the morning- In the receiving line will be the District Commissioners, President Tucker and Secretary Shepperd of the exposition; Myron M. Parker, Urig. Gen. John M. Wilson and Robert N. Harper. To the reception are invrted the citizens and residents of the District and ether visitors to the exposition. Formal exercises will be held In the auditorium at 1! o'clock. Reserved seate have been provided for the members of the Oiamber of Commerce and the District "residents then on the grounds. Myron M. Parker, chairman of the committee on arrangements, will preside. President Tucker will make an address of welcome on behalf of the exposition and Gov. Swanson of Virginia will probably speak on behalf of the state. Commissioner H. B. F. Macfarland Is to make the principal address. T ? ?nruv V,.DU XUicispciacu ?nu iiiuoiv.. * In the auditorium Is a large pipe organ. The program of speeches will be interspersed with musical numbers under the direction of Sidney Lloyd Wrlghtson, honorary director of the Jamestown exposition. The program will include selections by Phlnney's band and by William Wall Whiddltt on the organ. The feature of the evening will be a concert under the direction of Mr. Wrlghtson. Otto Peffercorn, pianist; Gertrude Reuter of Washington and William Wall Whlddltt, organists, will participate. For the members of the Chamber of Commerce a special trip to Norfolk has been suggested, and President Harper is now completing the arrangements. The visit will be made In the afternoon and will be concluded with a reception at 5 o'clock to the Washington business men in the rooms of the Norfolk Board of Trade. At that time William T. Anderson, president of the Business Men's Association and the Board of Trade of Norfolk, and other official* will meet the visitors. ? MUST RE TAUGHT TO RIDE OFFICERS TAUGHT TO ROW? THE STAB TODAY. The Star today consists of six parts, as follows: Ptgtt. Part I?Newa 16 Part II?Editorial 12 Part III?Magailne 20 Part IV?Women'? and Fashlona 8 Part V?Sport*... * Part VI?Comic Section * Part One. Page Southern Veteran* Close Reunion. 1 Plans tor District Da* 1 The President Returns from Western Trip.... 1 Strife Again Rife All Over Ireland 1 Many Bad Reports In Haywood Trial 2 Maritime Strike Getting Serious 2 Four Per Cent Bonds 2 Burnham Bark in Tombs 3 ; Much Interest in Bagot Divorce Suit 8 * .1 i F> s> li I ill I uitriim " A Great Economixer 5 New Trade Agreement With Germany 0 May Wag a Record-Breaker 6 Confederate Veteran# Having Time of Their Lives 7 Fighting the Plague in India 8 Gambetta's Amour 9 Socialism In Austria 9 Army and Navy News 10 Harriman Says Imiiossible to Float Enterprises 10 Alexandria Affairs 11 Classified Ads 12 Classified Ads 13 Tipping Haldt Increasing...." 1** Shy Over Bryan Visit 15 Part Two. Page Society * 2 Richmond Society. 3 Editorials 4 In the Realm of Higher Things....-!..* fi Bob Hauipton of I'lacer ft As the Cartoonists See the News.. ft Descendants of the Sisrners of the Declara tlon of Independence G Alexandria Society 7 Musical Mention 1 Financial Page 8 Financial News Letter 0 News of tlie Local National Guardsmen 10 The Theater 10 Around the CMty 11 Local News 12 Part Three. Pufi#. THE CAR OF DESTINY. BY C. N. AND A. M. WILLIAMSON 13 The Story of My Life. By Eurico Caruso... .3 Little Stories of Bravery. By Carl Hovey 4 The Fighting Cockerel. By II. B. Marriott Watson 5 The Burning of Alexandria. By Ch. ChailleLong 7 When Swifty Was Going Some. By Sewell Ford 0 Along the Perilous Way. By II. M. Laing... 11 Strike-Out Sawyer. By George William Daley 1!J Part Four. Paee Committee to Look After Welfare of Employes 1 Paris Costumes for the Races 2 Practical Aids for Artistic Needlewomen 3 Reality of the Airship 4 Mr. Dooley 5 The Practical Housekeeper's Own Corner 5 Burghers Again in Control 6 "Tody" Hamilton Tells About Free Passes to the Circus 6 Thp \f ni'tnr 7 American Multi-Millionaire Coming "Home" to Live 8 Part Five. Pw New Records Made at Cambridge 1 Illinois Wins the Western Meet 1 Kaln Prevents Most of the Hall Games 1 Colin Makes Ilecord at Belmont 1 Middles' Crews Lead Others 2 Form Reversals at Belmont Track 2 Better* Will Get Short Odds 2 Ocean Race to Be Watched With Interest.... 2 When They Played on Asylum 11111 2 Tuckerman Willi Finals -2 President Herrmann on the Kelley Case S Chance to Land Ahead of St. Louis 3 Stories of Base Ball Players 3 Stick Work of the Local Amateurs 3 Tales of an Old Bookmaker 4 Talk of New Local Track 4 High-class Horse* Entered at Montreal 4 News of Interest to Autoinobltlsts 4 Tales of the Turf 4 Part Six. r F'ags. Sambo and His Funny Noises 1 Wags?The Hog That Adopted a Man 2 Uncle Geo. Washington BIngs, the Village Story-Teller 2 Bul>?He's Always to Blame 3 Singing Sammy 3 Brownie Clown of Brownletotvn 4 Two Engineers Assassinated. ST. PETERSBURG, June 1.?Two engineers. Bear and Neuberg. were murdered at Basil Island this morning while inspecting gome work on which they were engaged. The assasata escaped. , WHY NOT THE NAVY 4 BACK FROM WESTERN TRIP THE PRESIDENT MUCH PLEASED WITH HIS EXPERIENCE. At Cumberland He Endeavored to Talk Against a Steam Whistle, Which Was Finally Subdued. President Roosevelt. Secretary Loeb and Surgeon General Rlxey returned to Washington from their visit to Canton, Indianapolis and Lansing at 4:4f? o'clock yesterday afternoon via the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.. Secreetaries Root, Garfield and Wilson, who departed with the President from Washington, did not return with him, Messrs. Root and Garneld preceding him here and Secretary Wilson remaining in the west. The President went at once to the White House and later to the executive offices to dispose of business which had accumulated. The President is to leave on June 0 for the Jamestown exposition, where Georgia day is to be celebrated on the 10th. On the 12th he will leave for Oyster Bay, where, as he said yesterday, he hopes to pass a quiet summer. The President expressed himself as having thoroughly enjoyed his trip through the we^t and as having experienced a very Interesting time. "Roosevelt" weather favored him throughout his travels with the exception of yesterday, when it rained hard all the way from Pittsburg to Wasiiington. There were no formal features provided for yesterday, however. The run from Pittsburg was without special incideot. Everywhere the train stopped the President appeared on the platform of his special car and bowed to the people who had gathered In anticipation of his arrival. When time permitted he shook hands with them, and at a number of the larger places he spoke briefly. Several times he got a good drenching as he stood with bare head and leaned over the platform of the car. At Cumberland, Md., a steam whistle kept up its racket while the President was attempting to talk. Finally he gave in tc the whistle, remarking that he could not talK against tne num of industry. Some one then called to the engineer and he shut oft steam temporarily and the President resumed. Mr. S. B. Hege. the district passenger agent Of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, who arranged the details of the trip, accompanied the President throughout thft entire journey, which was made without an untoward incident of any kind. CHAMBERLAIN IS ILL HIS APPEARANCE BELIES THE FAMILY STATEMENT. LONDON. June 1.?After the recent reassuring reports from St. Raphael. France regarding the improvement In the health of Joseph Chamberlain, his arrival in England tonight wa ssomewhat of a shock tc the friends and admirers who had gathered to meet him, both here and at Dover. Quite apart from the fatigue of the troublesome journey, which he bore well, it was evident that Mr. Chamberlain was still a long way from that degree of recovery that would give hope of his assuming political life with any activity. Mr. Chamberlain was accompanied by his wife and son Neville. When the train ar rived at the Victoria station he was seen lying back on the cushions, seemingly almost helpless. He made no effort to rise until he was assisted by his wife and son, and it was remarked that he made a vain attempt to raise his hat in response to a cheer from the small crowd at the station. Unable to Walk. Mr. Chamberlain was almost carried froir the train to his carriage. He drove immediately to his London residence. II seems that he is quite unable to walk b> himself. Mr. Chamberlain's face was much bronzed, and this may account for tht statement telegraphed from Dover that ht appeared "yellow." Certain twltchings ol the facial muscles suggest that the effects of his recent seizure have not yet been completely shaken off. In response to inqulrlw the family authorized the following statement: "Mr. Chamberlain has returned much im proved In health anil none the worse for the long: journey. He has not yet made any plans, but will certainly remain in London for a time." GEN. BILLOTT DEAD IN PARIS. Distinguished Himself in the Francov Prussian War. PARIS. June 1.?Gen. Billott. ax-minlster of war, is dead. He was born In 1S2S and distinguished himself during the KrancoPrussian war, especially at the battle of ClU8e, February 1, 1871, where Tie fought so gallantly that he succeeded In enabling the army or uen. I'llnchant to enter Switzerland with Its arms and baKB'i&e. He was elected a senator by the national assembly December ltl. 1K7.\ was mini'ster of war in the Freycinet cabinet of 1882. In the Duclerc cabinet of 1882-83, and in the Mellne cabinet of 18HJ-9S. BECTOKY ROBBED FOURTH TIME. Rev. Barr's Family Drugged and Cash and Jewelry Taken at Norfolk. NORFOLK. Va? June 1.?In the absence of Rev. Dr. William A. Barr In attendance Hf ? - - ?<*., nj"'ii v.ie council or me diocese of southern Virginia prior to Ills assumption of a new pastorate In Lynchburg, Va., tomorrow, the rectory of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, having one of the largest congregations here, was entered last night by thieves, who, after drugging Mrs. Barr. her brother. Frank Stringfellow, jr., son of the famous confederate chaplain scout by that name; a young lady ; occupying -the room with Mrs. Barr and the j inner s iigea aunt, got away with In cash and several hundred dollars' worth of Jewelry, together with everything else of value which Mrs*. Barr had packed In trunks preparatory to her departure for Lynchburg tonight. Valuable church silver had Just been placed in a bank vault yesterday. The only moveable things of value not taken were diamond rings which the young lady friend o: Mrs. Barr saved by keeping on her tin f*v*o nucu out; ievireu. mere is no ciue. T.-.is Is the fourth time ^he same rectory has reen lobbed in a brief period. CORTELYOUON SCHOOLS HE ADDRESSES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AT WESTEIELD. WESTFIELD, Mass., June 1.?Secretary of the Treasury George B. Cortelyou arrived here today to attend the twenty-first trl enmai meeting or the Westtield State Normal School Alumni Association, of which he Is president. About GOO members of the association were present, representing nearly every class from 1844 to the present time. The forenoon was devoted to class reunions. A banquet was served this afternoon, with the Secretary as the principle speaker. In part, Mr. Cortelyou's speech was as follows: "Three years ago I had the honor and privilege of presiding at your triennial exercises, and it is a great pleasure to be able to join you again in revisiting the old scenes and renewing the old friendships, with their pleasant and helpful assncla. wv?p. ? - , . ' "You have honored me twice by ejection to the office Qt. president of the alilmui association. In relinquishing' the position, as I shall do today, I want to express again my hearty appreciation of your confidence and of the support I have received from you in the discharge of my duties, and I desire also to thank most cordially Prof. Brodeur and his associates and all others who have contributed to the success of this meeting. A Fine Old School. "I believe most heartily In such celebrations. This fine old school, with its worthy traditions in the great world of education. Is encouraged and strengthened by these meetings of graduates, and the influence they exert is greater and more wholesome than we may for the moment a raii?r. "The chief glory of a school Is not In Its size, but in the quality of its work and In the character of its graduates. The Westfield Normal School has a glorious past. It may not be inappropriate to outline briefly some of the determining factors, as they appear to me, in its success. "It was founded on broad lines, with a definite purpose in view, and has adhered to that purpose through all the sixty-eight years of its existence. It came witnin two months, less a day, of being the oldest normal school in America, but as a loyal graduate that fact does not deter me from asserting that it takes second place to no Institution of its kind in the country?not even the excellent institution which opened its doors a few week9 earlier. "From time to time the commonwealth i of Massachusetts has defined the lines upon which it should be conducted, but has never sanctioned a departure from the essentials of sound knowledge, the best methods of teaching, and right mental training, the third being by far the most important of tne inree. ! KENTUCKY FEUD MURDER. Victim of Shooting Had Just Been Released From Prison. Specinl Dispatch to The Stur. LEXINGTON, Ky? June 1.?Matt Sloan, aged thirty, for some time one of Judge . James Ilargis' most trusted lieutenants in Breathitt county feud troubles, was shot six times and instantly killed, at I.ee City, Wolfe county, last night by Pete Strickland. ' The men had long been enemies. Sloan had just been released from the penitentiary, where he had served a term for shooting Thomas Tharp. He went to L*e City and tihere met Slrlek land. The old trouble was renewed and Sloan was killed. Sloan had been In many mountain feud fights and two years ago was shot four times in a battle in Wolfe county. It Is said that the Hargises may take the mattei ' up on account of Sloan's former connection 1 with their clan. | THE PRESBYTERY CASE. [ Illinois Court Affirms Decision of No Power to Act. SPRINGPIKi^D, 111., June 1.?The appel[ late court handed down a decision today affirming the decision of the circuit court of Macon county, which had refused to issue [ an injunction filed by Joseph Russell and other members of the Cumberland Presbyi terian Church to restrain J. ' B. Hail and other commissioners of the Presbyterian Church from perfecting the union of the two churches. The appellate court holds that the circuit courts have no power or authority to prevent. by injunction, the union of the two bodies, that the question is one for the ecclesiastical courts to determine. , the Mckinley monument. , Plans for Dedication at Canton to Be m -1 T 1 A ! r Arranged wmic 10. t CANTON, Ohio, June 1.?Plans for the : dedication of the McKinley monument In : West Lawn cemetery will be completed at a E meeting of the trustees of the McKinley Nai ttonal Memorial Association in this city Wednesday. June lit. > Vice President Fairbanks, Secretary of the Treasury George B. Cortelyou, Cornelius N. Bliss and ex-Gov. ?in attend the meeting. STRIPE AGAIN RIFE ALL OVERJRELAND Kings County Never in Worse State of Disorder. STATEMENT OF A JUSTICE Preparations to Make New Phase of Agrarian Agitation Universal. WANT BIG GRAZING RANCHES I Officials of Dublin Regard the Situa tion as the Most Serious One in Fifteen Years. Speolnl Cablegram to Tlio Star. LONDON, June 1.?Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman ingenuously Informed the house of commons the other ] day that the situation In Ireland, on the | whole, was "very satisfactory." The expression used by the premier has a pecu| liar meaning. L'nrepressed disorder exists | openly and undeniable in nine counties of Ireland, namely: Slljjo, Leltrim, Roscommon, Mayo, Galuky, Clare, Kerry, Kings and the western part of Cork, and the agitation Is spreading also to Queens and lA>ngford. Justice Curran of the Irish high court. In opening the qunrter sessions In Kings county this we?k, affirmed from the bench that "although Kings county is officially reported as peaceable, it is my emphatlo 41? * ?.. um uic luumy was never in a worse state of disorder and disruption than at present." The Agrarian Agitation. The Star's correspondent on the (round writes as follows today: "Preparations are being made throughout the south and west of Ireland to make the new phase of the agrarian agitation universal. Heart has been put Into the movement by failure of the crown to send any of the numerous prisoners charged with driving cattle from ranches to trial. The graziers realize that their occupation is being made impossible, and many have within the past ffew weeks surrendered their grass lapds In obedience to the demands of the people. He* Movement Difficult. "The government finds it difficult to tackle the new movement. Numerous public lwen-tn sympathy with the nationalists' movement were created magistrates fir the late administration whir devolution was In the air and there was a promise of peace and prosperity. Both devolution and Chief Secretary Blrrell's bill have been blown to atoms and now the new magistrates have It In their power to send agitators forward for trial or not as they Wish. I'p to the present, all the men arraigned for cattle driving have been liberated, notwithstanding the positive swearing of police. In the hopeful days of devolution the constabulary I force wag considerably weakened by the government, who believed they had done with the agitation. This force la noj(- found to be too small and men have to be drafted from the peaceful districts to uphold tlio law In counties where the antl-graxlers are active. Towns In the disturbed districts are like armed camps and strong bodies of police are stationed at ranches where cattle are grazing. When the agitation sprt-ads. us It will do immediately, it Is believed that the military will have to be called In to assist the constabulary. fiorimio PAn/liflAn a# wvi tvuo vvuuivtvu ui auaiio. "The people demand that the vast grazing ranches shall be divider among them, and a driVe through the affected parts shows that they have some reasons for their stand. It is quite common to find cabins of peasants clustered in the congested districts, their so-called farms being reclaimed bog or unproductive' clay, while cattle are ranched on wldespreading grass land s of the finest soil. The officials at Dublin Castle regard the situation as the most serious In the past fifteen years, and tho T'nitod Irish Leaguers are confident that their movement will result in the abolition of the uresent crazing system within the present year. "Not many weeks ago tlie league was regarded as moribund, but since the present agitation started new members have flocked In and a spirit of fierce determination has again become manifest." Conspiracy Against Farmers. A few specific Instances will show the nature of the situation which Prime Minister Campbell-Bannerman pronounces very satisfactory. In Sllgo there exists a conspiracy to compel two farmers named Armstrong and Cooke to surrender certain lands which they hold In the Tubbercurry district under the ordinary tenancy. The Moylough branch of the league has called upon these persons to sell their lands to the congested districts board grange. The branch Is adopting a similar procedure toward Owen Bradley, who holds grazing land in Dromore West. The branch recently referred to a local grazier in the following terms: "The league has him under treatment and will continue to administer to him largo doses of that well-known patent medicine, the effects of whleh on his whole being, physical, mental and moral, are evident to the least observant. Day or night, poor man, he now considers it necessary for his preservation to act. move and even sleep in the shadows of policemen." In Leitrim Caretak. r llrady is rigorously boycotted and Is under police pro;eetion. In a larsre area of this country no process server dares to serve processes or execute writs. Buster Brown May Be Suicide. KpeHnl DlfHMtch to Tit** Star. WHITEHALL,, N Y., June 1.?Jkni3s B. Brown, familiarly known as "Buster" Brown, and a bridegroom of but a short | time, was found dead this morning on the outskirts of the village with a gunshot | wound In his left side. It is thought that his death was caused by his own hand as the result of brooding over being convicted and fined in the police court a few days ago for shooting a pet cat owned by Attorney W. R. Sars, which Brown aileg< a I ate his chicken.