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VOL. 28 , BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1902 NO. 331 SEABOARD ASKS CITY TO GIVE FRANCHISE Felons for Right to Enter h| Way of Aie noe A BELT LINE ENTERS A COUNTER PETITION Mr. Barr Tells Council His Line De sires to Get In If It Can Obtain Proper Facilities. THE Seaboard Air Line has asked the City Council to grant it the necessary rights of way to enter Birmingham. The petition was presented at the meeting last night and the judiciary and street railroad committees will hold a meet ing tonight at 7:30 o'clock to consider the question. The Seaboard desires to enter along Avenue A. Vice-President and General Manager Barr made a statement to the Coun cil, stating frankly just what the Sea board desired to do, that is, connect Atlanta and Birmingham ana perhaps push on further. The Aldermen seemed Impressed with the advantages of securing another railroad for this district, and from talk heard in the lobby It is believed the necessary franchises will be speedily granted, especially in view of the fact that Mr. Barr asked for no privileges for the Seaboard’s coming which would not accord on an Equitable basis to any other railroad which might daslre to come Into Birmingham In the future. Juat before the oouncll meeting dosed Alderman D. R. Copeland, by request, in troduced a petition from the Birmingham Belt Railway for practically the same right of way asked by the Seaboard. SEABO/trtw’S PETITION IS INTRODUCED. As soon as council was called to order and reading of the minutes was over Mayor Drennen asked Alderman Jones to read the petition of the Birmingham and Atlanta Air Dine Railway which is the Seaboard. When the petition was read the matter was referred to the Judiciary and Street Railroad committees. Mayor Drennen called on Vice-President Barr of the Seaboard to make a statement. Mr. Barr said: BARR MAKES STRAIGHT OUT DECLARATION. ‘The Seaboard Air Line, which I repre sent, is desirous of building into the Birm ingham district In order to enable them to do so, we have applied to you for rights of way through the city of Birmingham. We want to secure an Independent en trance Into Birmingham. It is our in tention to extend our line into Birming ham and to territory beyond. We feel that in order to protect our Interests and to handle the business properly, that it is necessary for us to have an Inde pendent passage through Birmingham, and it is for this that we have presented the petition which has Just been read. “If the council sees fit to grant us rights of way into the city, we are prepared to go ahead with the construction as soon as our surveys between Birmingham and Atlanta are completed. I will aad fur ther that the East and West Railroad has been purchased by Interests which are favorable to the Seaboard, and It Is the expectation of these parties to turn it over to the Seaboard. When that is done, it Is proposd to unite the East and West with Birmingham and with Atlanta." Alderman Jones: ‘T would like to ask if the granting of this petition to the At lanta and Birmingham Is not the same as granting to the Seaboard Air Line?" Mr. Barr: “Yes sir, absolutely. This line Is owned by the Seaboard Air Line. Four of the directors of the Seaboard Air Line, Mr. 'Williams, Mr. Mlttendorf, Mr. Pemberton and myself are directors of the Atlanta and Birmingham." PETITION A8KING FOR RIGHT OF WAY. The following la the petition presented to the council: To the Honorable the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Birmingham: The Birmingham and Atlanta Air Line Railway, a body corporate, respectfully represents unto your honorable body that It Is a corporation under the laws of the state of Alabama, with Its principal place of business In the city of Birmingham, organized for the purpose of construct ing, maintaining and operating a rail road and haring authority to construct, maintain and operate a railroad to, In and through the city of Birmingham, and to, among other points, a point on the line dividing the states of Alabama and Georgia. In an easterly direction from said olty, and contemplates at an early date, and as soon as practicable, to commence the construction of a railroad under Its charter: and that in the con struction, maintenance and operation of Its railroad, as now contemplated to be constructed, It will require and need rights of way along, over and across certain streets, avenues and alleys of the city of Birmingham hereinafter stated and set forth. Your petitioner, therefore, respectfully prays that your honorable body grant to it, and unto its successors and assigns, the right to construct, maintain, use and operate its railroad along, over and across the following streets, avenues and alleys of the city of Birmingham, that Is to say: First—Along avenue A, commencing at the city limits on the east and extending to the east side of Twenty-fourth (24th) street, and between such points to con struct. maintain, use and operate two or more tracks of railroad as may be de sired by it, and from the east side of Twenty-fourth street, along said avenue, to the lot of land owned by the Birming ham rolling mill, on the west side of Thirteenth (13th) street, and between the last two points above mentioned, to con struct, maintain, use and operate two tracks of railroad with thirteen (13) feet between the centers of said tracks, with the right to build switches or spur tracks at any point or points In said limits to SHAW WILL JOIN THE THOMPSON PARTY AND SPEAK IN BIRMINGHAM Tuskegee, May 21.—Congressman C. W. Thompson and his party of guests spent the day inspecting the work of Tuske gee Institute, Booker T. Washington's school. A large number of prominent people from various parts of the state have Joined the party here. The visitors were particularly Interested In the work going on In the brick yards, the shops and school farm of some 800 acres under cultivation. Seoretary of the Treasury Shaw left Washington last night to Join the Thorap son Congressional party, which spends to day In Mobile, tomorrow in Montgomery and Saturday In Birmingham. Secretary Shaw will arrive In Montgomery In time tomorrow to Join the party there. Secretary Shaw Intended Joining the party when it left Washington Sunday night, but business detained him. and It was thought he would not be able to come. His presence will add much to the party. He was Governor of Iowa and now the seoretary of the treasury, and will be able to understand fully the great ness of Alabama's mineral and agricul tural resources. FRENCH OFFICERS ARE WELCOME IN AMERICA Annapolis, Md., May 21.—The Initial re ception of the representatives of the French republic, who are here to partici pate in the ceremonies attendant upon the unveiling of the Rochambeau^ monu ment In Washington next Friday, took place on board the French battleship Qaulots In AnnapoTIS Roads at 2 o’clock today. Besides the Qaulols there were anchored In the Severn the Dolphin, the Gloucester, the Indiana, the Chesapeake, the Monitor Terror, the practice ship Standlsh, the torpedo boat Gwynn and the submarine boat Holland. The commissioners representing the | United States. Col. Theodore F. Bingham, superintendent of pnbllo grounds In Wash ington. Assistant Secretary of State H. H. Peirce and Commander B- R. Rodgers, embarked on the dlspatoh boat Dolphin, and steamed out to meet the lnoomlng Gaulols, which with her American escort, the Olympia, Alabama and Kearsarge, anchored oft Greenberry Point Light house, live miles below Annapolis, the American ships anchoring nearby. Th, Gaulols fired a twenty-one gun salute and then the United States commissioners boarded Bar, being greeted with fifteen guns. As soon as the commissioners touched the deck of the Gaulols they were effusively greeted by General Brugere. Rear Admiral Fournier and their Btaft officers. Those present as commissioners from France were as follows: General Brugere, Admiral Fournier, General de Chandelor, Lieutenant-Colonel Meaux Stalnt Merle, Lieutenant-Colonel Hermlte, Commander Berthelot, Captain de Pollllou de 9t. Mars, Captain Fillonau, Captain Lasson. Lieutenant-Commander Sauvatre, Jour dan, Lieutenant-Commander de Relnach de Werth, Lieutenant-Commander Le Jay. After greetings had been exchanged the visitors were escorted to the cabin, where the brief ceremony of welcome and re sponse at once took place. contiguous lots that may be owned or | hereafter acquired by it, Its successors j or assigns. Second: Two tracks connecting with Its said tracks on said Avenue A. at such point between Thirteenth and Sixteenth streets as may be selected by said rail way, and thence diverging to the left, across such one of Bald streets as may be necessary, according to said selection, to connect with tracks across contiguous lot or lots, to be hereafter constructed, and then from a point where the tracks across such lot or lots will touch the ^northern boundary line of Avenue B, | along said Abenue B to the city limits : on the west; together with the right to cross, at such angle as may be neces- ' sory, all Intervening streets and alleys. | And also two tracks connecting with Its 1 said tracks on Avenue B, and diverging to the left at some point between Eleventh street and the point where said Avenue B crosses the tracks of the South and North Alabama Railroad Com pany, now operated by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company, as may be selected by the said railway, and run ning in a southwesterly direction parallel with the railroad of the said South and North Alabama Railroad Company, or as near as may be, to the city limits on the west, and crossing all intermediate streets, avenues and alleys at such angles as may be necessary, and along such of said streets, avenues and alleys as may be necessary; and also the right to con struct. maintain, nse and operate switches or spur tracks over and across said Avenue A and Avenue B at any point or points contiguous to lots that may be owned or hereafter acquired by the said Birmingham and Atlanta Air Line Railway, Its successors or assigns; and the said two tracks to be construct ed so as to have thirteen (13) feet be tween the centers thereof. Third—Along Thirty-second street, com mencing at the center of the intersec tion of said street with Avenue E, and extending In a northerly direction to Tenth avenue, north, and thence along said Tenth avenue, In a westerly direc tion, to Fifteenth street, or near said street, where said avenue Is interrupted, and thence along any street, avenue or public thoroughfare, running in a wester ly direction therefrom to and across Fif teenth street, and thence on, across and along each street and alley between Fif teenth street and Twelfth street, said tracks running across lots between said last named streets, on a line to be here after located by said railway, and thence across Twelfth street and the alley be tween Twelfth street and Eleventh street, and thence across Eleventh street and along and across Tenth avenue, north, and across the alley between Eleventh street and Walker street, and thence across Walker street to the city limits on the west, said tracks running near to and parallel with the railroad of the Kansas City, Memphis ana Birming ham Railroad Company from said alley between Twelfth and Eleventh streets to said city limits, and to be hereafter de finitely located by said railway; and all along the line designated in this para graph or Bectlon, numbered "Third,” said railway to construct, maintain, use and operate two tracks of railroad with thirteen (13) feet between the centers of said tracks; and also the right to build switches or spur tracks at any point or points within said limits to contiguous lots that may be owned or hereafter ac quired by It its successors or assigns. Fourth—Also one diverging switch or spur track from a point on said Thirty second street, at or near the point where said street crosses Eighth avenue, north, said divergence being to the left and in a northwesterly direction across the al ley between said Eighth avenue and Ninth avenue, north, and entering said Ninth avenue at or near the point where the same intersects Thirty-first street, and thence in a westerly direction along said Ninth avenue to Twenty-eighth street, and there to connect with the tracks of the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad Corppany, with the right to construct, maintain, use and op erate such switches as may be necessary to connect with the tracks of said last named company, and to continue along said Ninth avenue In a westerly direction a sufficient distance to make said connec tion. Fifth—And also the right to construct, maintain, use and operate said switches on Thirty-second street on or near where said street crosses Avenue B, and on Av enue A, on or near where said avenue crosses Thirty-first street, so as to con nect its tracks on Avenue A with its tracks on Thirty-second street by tracks running across block numbered 468 and across the alley between Avenue A and Avenue B; and also switches on Thirty (Contlnued on 8econd Page) POLITICAL FIGHT IN SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION UN DER FULL SWAY, WITH QUES TION OF COMING PRIMARY ELECTIONS TO SETTLE. Columbia, S. C., May 21. — The State Democratic convention met here today. One of the principal objects of the gather ing is the framing of rules to govern the primaries, in accordance with which can didates for the United States Senatorshlp and other offices must pledge their sup port to the successful candidates and to the platform of the party. The question Is a vital one. If the oath to be pre scribed by the candidates covers belief in the declaration of the party’s past platform, as has been suggested, it will doubtless eliminate some of the candi dates for the Senate. A. C. Latimer is Tillman’s choice for the nomination. John G. Evans, forme* Governor, is not yet announced, but is expected to come into the race. He was defeated by Joseph H. Earle for the Sen ate in 1896. Latimer and Evans are of the old Tillman faction; the others, John stone, Elliott. Hemphill and Henderson are of the old antl-Tlllmanites. John stone and Hemphill have both served in Congress, while Elliott is now a member of the House, as is Latimer. The convention was called to order at noon. A number of resolutions were re ceived, after which a recess of three hours was taken. Senator Tillman Is chairman of the committee on constitu tion. At 11 o’clock tonight the platform was presented and adopted wlt*»ut debate. The three points covered were imperial ism, monopolies and tariff. A resolution expressing sympathy for the locked-out cotton mill employes in the Horse Creek valley was adopted. Without remarks or protest a resolu tion of a dozen words, condemning the course of Senator McLaurln, was passed. A resolution condemning child labor in mills and declaring the age limit should be not less than 12 years was adopted after some debate. INDEX TO TODAY'S PAPER The Weather. Washington, May 21.—Forecast for Ala bama—Generally fair Thursday and Fri day; fresh southerly winds. Page One. Seaboard Air Lino will certainly build Into Birmingham. Methodists will adopt the compromise report on the war claim question. Senate continues debate on tho Philip pine question. Senators Patterson and Deltrich have sharp Interchange of words. Secretary Shaw will Join Thompson party and speak In Birmingham. Page Two. Episcopalian Council begins its work. Presbyterians decide to change section about "Infant salvation." Page Three. Federation of Women's Clubs In De catur." Mr. Bibb withdraws as candidate for Secretary of State. General state news. Page Four. Editorial comment. Gossip heard In local hotels. Page Five. One boy killed and two persons Injured by the blowing down of a section of the grand stand at baseball park. Weather comes dangerously near break ing record for heat. Contractors say If yltary commission again advertises for sewer bids they will not bid as low. . Page 8<x. Social news of Birmingham. Page 8«ven. Local and foreign market reports. Page Eight. Proceedings of the City Council. Baseball and general sporting news. Wellington Makes Violent At tack on Philippine Policy _i BACON RESUMES RIS SPEECH Says If Republicans Will Promise to Eventually Give the Filipinos Free dom All the Quarreling By Demoorate Will Cease. Washington, May 2L— Before the Sen ate resumed consideration of the Philip pine bill today it adopted a resolution congratulating the repuWlo of Cuba on Its entry Into the family of independent nations. The Senate also ordered the As sociated Press account of the ceremonies of the transfer from the United States to the Cuban authorities printed In the Congressional Record and as a public document. Mr. Wellington of Maryland opposed the pending Philippine measure and said the action of the United States in the Islands was indefensible as to attack of the hordes of hell upon God. Mr. Bacon of Georgia again denounced the concentration policy pursued In the Philippines. Mr. Wellington, denouncing the present conflict In the Philippines, said that It seemed efforts had been made to "make Infamous the American name by every act of unbridled license." Bacon Resumes Speech. Mr. Bacon of Georgia then resumed his speech on the Philippine bill. When he referred to the camps as reconcymtrado camps. Mr. Spooner inquired if it was hia purpose to fasten upon the American army the odium of Weylerism. He said the term reconcentrado stood for a policy of infamy which was not the purpose of General Bell in issuing the concentration order, and he believed Mr. Bacon knew that the general had no such purpose. Mr. Bacon said he had called attention to this matter simply to show the Amer ican people what were thj results of the Philippine policy in order that under standing It, they might be Induced to abandon it. Discussing the term “scut tle,’’ as applied to the Philippine policy, he declared that woat th*’ minority now asked to be done as to the Philippines was precisely what leading senators of the majority wanted to be done In the beginning and after quoting from speech es of Messrs. Lodge and Foraker, Mr. Bacon said: Throws Out a Challenge. “If these senators will say to us It is the purpose of the United States to let these people alone and ultimately to give them freedom, we will not quarrel then about the time. What we want to know Is that this excrescence is to be cut off from out body politic.'* At this point he was compelled to sus pend owing to the condition of hts throat. Mr. Fairbanks Then called up the omni bus public building bill. It was amend* I e- so as to increase the appropriation for the building at Macon ft om $100,000 to $300,000. Additions were made of $25,000 for the proposed building at Anniston, Ala., and $16,000 for Albuquerque, N. M. As thus amended the aggregate appropria tion carried by the bill is $21,235,150. It passed after consideration for an hour and three minutes. The Senate at 6:25 o'cloc- adjourned. Washington, May 21.—The House be gan consideration of the immigration bill today. The principal spex:h was made by Mr. Shattuc of Ohio, chairman of the committee on immigration. He was especially severe in hts condemnation of the manner In which immigrants were introduced through Canada and by Can adian railroad and steamship companies. Mr. Underwood, Alabama, gave notice of an amendment to provide an educational test and much of the discussion uurlng tne day wrae upon this subject. COMMERCE IN CHINA. Members of Amerlcan-Aelatlc Associa tion Give Fourth Annual Dinner. New York, May 21.—Members of the American Asiatic Association grave their fourth annual dinner tonight at Delmonl co’s. The guest of honor was William W. Jtockhill, late commissioner of the United States to China, who responded to the toast, “The Open Door to Com merce in China." About two hundred were present, nearly all of whom are in terested directly or indirectly In Asiatic commerce. Senator John L. McLaurin of South Carolina and Senator J. F. Pritch ard of North Carolina were among the guests. Senator Pritchard responded to the toast, “The President of the United States." He said in part; “With respect to the retention of the Philippine islands, I confidently believe that in the end the good Judgment of the American people will be that we should retain the islands permanently. I want to say, the only hope of the Southern peo ple in respect to finding an adequate market for raw cotton and cotton fabrics Is In the Orient and Inasmuch as the Philippine islands He In the pathway to the Orient. I cannot understand how any Southern man who has the good of his country at heart can for one moment contemplate the idea of relinquishing our Jurisdiction over these islands." GREAT OIL GUSHER. Well at Jennings, La., Shoots Stream 82 Feet In the Air. New Orleans, May 21.—A special to the Picayune from Jennings. Louisiana, says: “Southern No 3 came In without ball ing and Is shooting fifty feet above the derrick,” was the telephone message re ceived In this city about 7 o’clock tonight. They had removed all but two hundred and fifty feet of the tour-inch pipe when suddenly and wltnout warning the well began gushing. A stream of oil went fif ty feet above the seventy-two foot der rick. Before the well was closed It was allowed to gush a few minutes and threw a solid six-inch stream of oil eighty-two feet In the air. The well Is eighteen hun dred and fifty feet deep. SEEK! PEACE: War Claim Dispute Will Soon Be at an End, SUBSTITUTE IS ADOPTED Even the Compromise Report Will Be Modified by Committee and the Troublesome Difference Will Be Adjusted. Dallas, Texas, May 21.—The issue which has been regarded as the paramount con tention in the s jsions of the general con ference of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, since the assembling of that body in Dallas, on May 7, appears to be near its final step to settlement. The minority report of the publishing committee on the war claim has been rejected by the general conference, and today what is known as the McMurray substitute was, In an amended form, adopted In Its stead. Changes even In the compromise meas ure are still possible, but the Indica tions are that they will not materially alter the spirit. The principal provisions of the McMurray substitute are a mild censure of any agent of the church who may have used improper methods when the war claim was pending; ratifies the former action of the college of bishops in their offer to the Senate to return the entire sum of the war claim if that body so voted; makes this action of the bishops the legal action of general conference and of the Methodist Episcopal church. This latter provision is embodied In what is known as the Jordan amendment which created debate last night and during this morning’s session. Very few of the delegates seemed per fectly satisfied with the wording of the Jordan amendment and after the amend ment and the McMurray paper, as a whole, had been adopted today, a special committee by a vote of the general con ference was authorized to be appointed by the bishop presiding whose duty It shall be to revise and make more perfect and clear the provisions of the entire j document. Drafted Hastily. It was stated In explanation for the necessity of the creation of the committee that the paper had been drafted hastily, contained many grammatical errors, some contradictory provisions, and might be susceptible of misconstruction be cause of these defects. Before adjourn ment today Bishop Hendrix who presides tomorrow. Informed the press that he ex pected the special committee of five to give the matter careful revision and re port early tomorrow morning. Until the recommendations or changes to be made by the special committee are before the general conference it Is impossible to state for a certainty Just what position the war claim is in, in Its final stages. No radical change in the spirit of tho paper adopted today Is expected, but ex tended debate may possibly be precipitat ed in tomorrow's consideration of the matter. Both delegates and visitors were slow In assembling today, and there were many vacant seats in the auditorium when Dr. Kenny of the Pacific conference opened the morning devotional exercises. After singing, prayer and tho approval of the minutes, Bishop Galloway took the chair. A motion to adopt the McMurray sub stitute was made. Professor Jordan, whose compromise amendment was adopted last night, rose with new reso lutions. They changed slightly the ver biage and the meaning of tho matter adopted last night. They were read but not offered. A motion to lay the whole of the McMurray substitute, the Jordan resolution and all on the table was de feated by a big majority. McMurray Resolution Adopted. A motion to adopt the McMurray reso lution was made and Its verbiage was read again. The pending question was or dered and carried by a large majority. There were statements from all parts of the house that the substitute was not worded gramatically. Dr. Godbey moved that a committee of five to correct gram matical errors, etc., be appointed, and the motion carried. Dr. G. C. Rankin arose to a question of personal privilege. He said the substi tute adopted did not suit him, but that as a loyal Methodist he bowed to the will of the majority. A motion to reconsider the vote by which the substitute was adopted was laid on the table, and the conference pro ceeded to listen to the rending of routine reports from the eommlttee. Bishop Galloway appointed the follow ing committee to correct Inaccuracies In the McMurray paper. J. F. Godbey of Arkansas, T. W. Jordan of Tennessee; Paul Whitehond, of Vir ginia; W. 3. McMurray of Missouri; G. B. Wlnton of Monterey, Mex. Report No. 1 of the committee on Ep worth Dengue was read. It Is a lengthy document and was taken up seriatim and passed. The most Important change In the report was one making It possible for a layman to be chosen general secretary of the order. Formerly laymen were Inel igible. Efforts to have the minority report of the publishing house committee on war claim matter printed In pamphlet form as an official act of the general conference was defeated.’ Bishop Isaac Dane of Jackson, Tenn., fraternal messenger from the colored Methodist Episcopal church In America, delivered a fraternal address. Bishop Galloway aald the conference had been glad to hear from Bishop Dane. He had known Bishop Dane long and well and that he was one of the worthiest of his race. Reports Irom the committees on boun daries and temperance were read and re- i ferred. Committee on Missions. Aside from the war claim question, the matter which engrossed the most earnest attention was report No. 5 of the com mittee on missions. Many minor changes from present discipline were Included In the report. There was one. however, of much Importance to the mission branch of the church. It provided for a decrease In the number of secretaries so as to better concentrate the work In that de partment. It recommended the election by the General Conference of one general secretary and the election by the mUslon ' board of one assistant secretary, these to I be the only secretaries In the mission SENA TORS HA VE HOT CONTROVERSY OVER ARMY IN ISLANDS —— ■ ■ ■■■ i ■ ■ —1 ■ ■ — ■ ... ■— it BIG PUGILISTS AGREE TO FIGHT JEFFRJES AGREES FOR FITZ TO WEAR SURGICAL BANDAGES ON HIS HANDS, AND PLACE IS LEFT TO CHAMPION. San FranciBco, May 21.—James J. Jef fries, champion heavy weight pugilist of the world, and Robert Fitzsimmons, met this afternoon and came to an agree ment to tight for the world's champion ship. Fitzsimmons insisted that he would not tight unless permitted to wear surgi cal bandages for the protection of his hands, and after some talk on this point, Jeffries acceded to the demand. After the two men had announced their satis faction with the articles, it was mutually agreed that the documents would be sign ed on Friday afternoon. Fitzsimmons told Jeffries that he would leave the mat ter of selection of a club to him and Jef fries expressed the opinion that the bid of the San Francisco club, offering sev enty per cent of the gross receipts, was the best. Fitzsimmons accepted the sug gestion and it was agreed that the con test should be held under the auspices of the club mentioned. The date of the contest will be decided upon later, but it is generalfly believed that July 4 will be the day determined upon. Jeffries and Fitzsimmons each deposited a forfeit of $2500. The winner is to get 1 60 per cent and the loser 40 per cent of the fighters' share of the receipts. board. Another important change was that of Increasing the number of mana gers from the present total of ten to twenty-live hereafter, ten of whom shall be laymen. These changes were adopted after < xtended debate, participated in by Dr. Atltlns. Dr. Coke Smith, Dr. Hoss. Dr. Horace Bishop, Dr. Wilson of Soutli Carolina and others. The conference devoted much time to making intelligent arrangements for the election tomorrow of two new bishops and all connectional officers. It was de termined that the bishops shall be elect ed one at a time instead of the delegates voting for two bishops on the same bal lot. Dr. Lamar offered a resolution expung ing from the records of the General Con ference all references to the war claim controversy. Bishop Galloway ruled the resolution out of order and it was not considered. James Cannon. Jr., gave notice that he protested against the action of the con ference on the war claim matter. A mo tion by Dr. Lipscomb to have a night session failed. An unofficial statement was made that the record of the General Conference would not be printed in less time than two months and perhaps longer. After the transaction of some more rou tine business the conference, at 12:50 o’clock, adjourned until 9 o'clock tomor row. ROOSEVELT MAKES MEMORIAL SPEECH SHAFT UNVEILED AT ARLINGTON IN MEMORY OF THE VETERANS WHO FELL DURING RECENT WAR WITH SPAIN. Washington, May 21.—President Roose velt today unveiled the memorial shaft erected at Arlington by the National Society of Colonial Dames in memory of the veterans who fell In the recent strug gle between Spain and the United States. As the shaft was unveiled artillery fired ! the national salute after which President Roosevelt delivered the following address: “Mrs. President and members of the society and you, my comrades, and Anal- j ly, officers and men of the regular army, ^ whom we took as our models In the war four years ago: “It Is a pleasuro to be here this after noon to accept In the name of the nation Q\e monument put up by your society to the memory of those who fell In the war with Spain, a short war, a war that call ed for the exertion of only the merest fraction of the giant strength of this nation, but a war, the effects of which will be felt through the centuries to come for the changes it wrought. It Is emi nently appropriate that the monument should be unveiled today, the day succeed ing (nat on which the free republic of Cuba took its place among the nations of the world as a sequel to what was done by those men who fell and by their com rades in 98. “We went to war for a specific purpose. We made for* Cuba a specific pledge and wo have redeemed that pledge to the let ter. And I thllTk, my comrades of the war, that we have peculiar reasons to be proud of one of our fellows who served with us In that war. and under whom, during the last few years Cuba has been, under whose administration Cuba hsa taken those strides forw’ard which have fitted It to stand alone—I speak of Gen eral Leonard Wood. Amid the most Impressive silence taps was pounded and the ceremony was over. ROYAL BULL FIGHT. King Attends This Feature of the Fes> tivltiea—Ladles Present. Madrid, May 21.—The royal bull fight which Is the most typically Spanish feat ure of the festivities In connection with the coming of age of King Alfonso, oc curred this afternoon in the presence of the King, the Queen Mother, the royal family, the Spanish nobles and the special envoys. Many ladles were also present. An In teresting feature was the revival of the old medevial custom under which the scions of noble families fought the bulls with lances from horseback. Three bulls were killed In this manner, while six others were despatched In the regular way with swords. It was an effort for the Queen Mother to attend the bull fight, but she did so for the sake of her son. The spectacle was distasteful to her and her unpopu larity with the masses of Spain Is mainly dhe to her refusal to 'patronize the na tional pastime. Mr, Deitricl) Charges Mr, Pat terson With Seeping to Injure U, S, Any, BEPtlED THAT SUCH A STATEMENT WAS UNTRUE Adds That Senator Deltrich Ought t* Be Ashamed to So Forget Him self, But the Latter Re fuses to Retract. Washington. May 21.—Corporal O’Brien, formerly of the Twenty-sixth volunteer Infantry, was before the Senate com mittee on the Philippines today and pro duced the alleged "dum-dum” or ex plosive bullets. He said they were not like the ordinary cartridge, because they did not have the letters "U. S.” on them. General Crozier, chief of ordnance, wax called and testified that the cartridges produced by Mr. O’Brien were not differ ent from the ordinary regulation cart ridges. Asked If they were "dum-dum,"or explosive bullets, the witness replied in the negative. "They are perfectly nor mal bullets,” he said. The regulation Krag-Jorgensen bullet, he said often has practically the same ef fect as a " m-dum” or explosive bul let. He related Instances of laceration which had come under his own observa tion. He attributed the effect to the push ing out of the blood and tissue by the bullet. He explained that "dum-dum" bul lets could be made by filing through the steel covering of the lend of an ordin ary cartridge, thus permitting the lead to be exposed. He also suld that no ex plosive bullets had been Issued since the St. Petersburg convention of 1868. Replying to questions by Senator Bev eridge respecting the charge that a num ber of American officers had violated the person of a Spanish woman at the time tne town of Igabarns was burned O'Brien said that in addition to her husband there were several servants residing in the house with this woman. He said he could not remember whether the husband when he told him of the crime that had been committed, had given the name of any officers connected with it. The man stated, however, tnat there were four of them engaged in the affair. Just Four Officers. Questions by the senator brought out the fact that there were then Just four officers In the town of Igaharas. "Con sequently," said the senator, "if the statements made by the worn n’s husband are true, these four men are guilty of the crime charged." The witness assented to this inference. He related that some of the privates had told him of their relations with the wom an. He did not remember the names of these men, but he gave the names of two privates as being those whom he thought had told him the story. Senator Patterson protested that to compel the witness to mention the names under the circum stances was a grave Injustice to the men whose names had been dragged in. Senator Lodge retorted that he be lieved that instead of doing an injustice the committee was on the road to doing justice. Senator Patterson charged Sen ator Lodge with menacing the witness and Senator Lodge made a vigorous de nial. Senator Deltrich charged Senator Pat terson with having done all that he could to injure the army and with having done nothing to protect and preserve its good name. Mr. Patterson resented this statement sharply and angrily. "The Senator from Nebraska." he said, "should be ashamed of himself. He knows that the truth is exactly contrary to what he has stated, and that what he has said Is absolutely and positively un true." Senator Deltrich: "I know that what I have said is true, and I repeat the Sen ator’s effort has been to bring out every thing he could against the army." Senator Patterson: "The Senator should be ashamed to make such a statement. No man Is more anxious than 1 am to present the army in its true light and develop whatever good may be said of it." Defied Colorado Senator. Senator Deitrlch said ho defied the Col orado Senator to prove the truth of hia remarks, to which Mr. Patterson replied that the minority had made an honest and faithful effort to get at the facts and that he waa convinced the present Inten tion was to divert it from that course. In this connection, he declared that no gen tleman would make auch a statement al had been made. Senator Deitrlch said a gentleman en gaged in such an Inquiry as this would try to bring out things in the interest of the army rather than matters of a con trary character. Replying to a question as to why ho had not made any report concerning the treatment of the Spanish woman, O'Brien said it made no difference how just the complaint of a man in the army might be. the man who made it was hounded for doing so. He added that his experi ence in the mountains in Luson had convinced him of this fact, saying In this connection that he and his men had been almost starved while the officers of his company were disposing the rations which should have been Issued to them. Returning to the question of the treat ment of the Igabaras woman, Senator Beveridge asked the witness If he be lieved that the officers did violate her person. Several of the minority Senators objected to this question and the witness at first said he did not wish to commit himself on that point, but he ultimately said that such was his belief. He also expressed the opinion that the statement that the enlisted men had subsequently mistreated her was true. Michigan Miners in Line. Bay City. Mich., May 21.—The Michigan district Uriited Mine Workers of Ameri ca. has joined with the three striking anthracite district* of Pennsylvania in a request to National President Mitchell for a national convention of all of the miners of the country to discuss a gener al strife of mine workers.