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VOL. 36 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 1006. 10 PAGES NO. 28 — FLAW OF OAK University Alumni Hold Enthu siastic Meeting in Afternoon FERGUSON AGAIN PRESIDENT Congressman Towne's Speech Was a Brilliant Effort and He Seemed at His Best Despite His Recent Illness. BY PAUL COOK. Tuscaloosa, May 29.—(Special.)—The feature of today's programme at the Uni versity of Alabama was an address de livered to the Society of tile Alumni by Congressman Charles A. Towns of the Fourteenth congressional district of New York. The speaker was Introduced by Congressman Bowie of Anniston. Mr. Towne’s speech was a brilliant ef fort. The distinguished orator seemed at his best, despite Ills recent Illness, and delivered an address which Is considered one of the ablest ever heard In Clark haJl. Handaome, magnetic and intel lectual, combining a striking personality with rare gifts of mind, Mr. Towne is an admirable speaker. He began his ad dress by saying that seventy-five years is not r long time in the history of a university, but that period covered by the existence of the University of Ala bama was the most eventful In the world's history. He traced the wonderful changes that have taken place since the birth of the American republic, the rapid rise of the T'nlted Stales to power, the great cataclysm of the Civil war and the sacrifices made In this struggle by the south. Destiny of Reunited People. The speaker then referred to the des tiny of a. reunited people, saying that the country, again become, one exerted a be nign influence over the whole world and made it better. Mr. Towne discussed the theory of edu cation in an able manner, saying that the student educated by the state repays the debt in after life by his services to the commonwealth. Turning to the question of American . Ixenshlp, Mr. Towne said we get ho .pUBtomed to being American citizens ' .it. we JjijriiiCtithes forget what it means. ¥ ‘’Why, ft •took 6000 years to prepare for American citizenship.” he said. “When the patriots of America founded this country they founded it on liberty and •quality, but as wo have grown and de veloped r change has come over the face of things. Theories are being advanced rtnd the conceptions of liberty and Jus tice are changing. Men are sapping our original convictions, but T maintain that, jn spite of the modern trend of thought 'the constitution as originally drafted is •till applicable to all citizens. “The august supreme court of tho United States has decreed that the Philip pine islands may come under our law without Joining the union. This means that all territory we may acquire in the future is entitled only to such liberty as we are willing to give, regardless of the constitution*. Conceptions of Liberty and Law. “Tt is the fundamental conceptions of liberty and law, as embodied in our con stitution. that the universities should teach young men, so that they may ho able to cope with the great questions of the day when they get out in the world. “We were the pioneers in our form of government. America ha<J the first free government, representative in character and federated in convention. Federation and representation solved ttie riddle of the ages. Greece and Rome had their so-called republics, hut that of the United States was the first real republic in tho world's history. Tendency Toward Centralization. “Nowadays the tendency of politics is to center power in the national govern ment to the disadvantage, of the states. Take, for example, the railroad freight bill. Here is a measure giving the fed eral government jurisdiction over rail road rates. This bill serves to further centralize power 1n the national govern ment and infringes on state's rights. There is a tendency to overdo centraliza tion. We are continually magnifying the central power of the government. “The reason for this situation of affairs should be studied in our universities. Students should be equipped with the fundamentals of government. “T cannot fully approve of some of the departures that are being made, but I suppose that T must reconcile myself to this increasing aristocracy due to the acquirement of possession across the seas. 1 must yield to the march of events, a natural result of the Anglo-Saxon long ing to reach out for greater domain. Love for the Old Days. “But I cannot stifle my love for the old days and the old government, which will last, I suppose, as long as I live. There Is no reason why the United States should pose as a military world power. Even in the early period of our history this coun try exerted the greatest influence the world had ever felt, and who shall say that this government is not groat by right, not of armed authority, but of liberty? t “The United States constitution was tlie first ever written and 500 have been copied from it. Since the drafting of this docu ment no event so momentous has been recorded in history. It has three times reformed the British parliament. It has wielded an influence over Germany and Italy. Today we see It dominating the new Russian parliament. It has invaded the orient, extending to Japan and China. Was Always World Power. “It is a late day to say that only now Is the United 8tatea a world power. Lib erty rather than armies should be our method of colonization. I suppose that some sort of a navy is necessary, due to ! a mistaken policy. I do not believe the W’orld could hurt us much, even without a large standing army, for in a little while the citizen soldiery would prove superior to any machine made soldier who ever carried a gun*- The heroes of Marathon, the Roman legion, the Eng lish Yeomanry, the troops of Washing ton and the contending armies of the civil war prove the worth of the citizen soldier. We do not need a large stand ing army and we would not have to main tain a big navy, had we not been so un- | luckjr a* to acquire the Philippine la- I IIP IN TENNESSEE Fist Fights in Stain Convention Narrowly Averted LEADERS DECLARE TRUCE - Adjournment Was Taken Last Nigh' < Until Today Without Temporar Organization Even Having Been Effected. Nashville, Tenn., May 29.—The state democratic convention, which met here to day to nominate candidates for governor and railroad commissioners, adjourned at 6:10 this evening until 10 o’clock tomorrow morning without having even effected temporary organization. It was decidedly the most turbulent body of the kind that ever assembled in Tennessee. Pandemonium and free fights w'ere the rule, and it was with the utmost difficulty that any sort of record proceed ings could be made. Adjournment was reached after an understanding was reached between leaders of opposing fac tions that the three gubernatorial candi dates, Governor John I. Cox, Congress man Malcom R. Patterson and Judge John R. Bond, each name four represent atives. who shall constitute a committee to decide on a temporary chairman. Largest In History of State. Before this agreement was effected the battle over contested delegations occu pied the entire time of the convention, which Is the largest in the history of Tennessee politics. Many counties are contested, and the vast Ryman auditor ium, where the convention sat, was taxed to Its utmost capacity. The services of the police were necessary from the out set. Vice Chairman W. K. Abernathy of the state committee called the convention to order at noon. There was confusion from the very outset, and wrhen the call of roV of counties for selection of tem porary chairman began, the uproar stead ily increased. Wildest Excitement Prevails. Challenges opened with Crockett county, and when Davidson was reached a battle royal was on. the wildest excitement pre vailing. The county was finally passed, the contest going to the committee on credentials, yet to be named, and slowly the roll call proceeded, every move mark ing a fresh co'n<»-sl. Though Chairman Abernathy is a splendid presiding officer, he was often swept aside by tempest and with many speaking and shouting from various parts of the hall, none could be heard. Once the chairman laid down the gavel and advanced to the front of the stage, «8 he says, to make himself heard. When he went back for the gavel, Luke Lea of Davidson country, a Patterson supporter, had it, and was essaying to act as pre siding officer. Abernathy protested. Lea was obdurate, and from then on there were two presiding officers and pande monium on the floor. At length, a council of Avar between the leaders brought about a temporary truce, and adjournment followed. Committee Fails to Agree. The conference committee at a late hour tonight adjourned until tomorrow at 9 a. m. without having reached an agree ment on the question of temporary chair man. The names most prominently men tioned were former Governor James D. Porter, Nashville; Z. W. Ewing, Pulaski, and Judge W. C. Caldwell, Trenton. Should the committee fail to reach an agreement It is thought by some there will be a split in the convention. ---- ! lands. I suppose the American people will do their duty toward these islands some day, as they see it, but because they want to and not because they have to. “I plead for peace with (honor. I do not believe that a huge man, red in the fare and clutching what has been called the 'Big Stick’ Is typical of wiiat this coun try should be. We should strive for something more than mere brute power. We should fight for a worthy cause and the youVh of this land should be taught i to admire the public benefactor more than ! the hero. We should turn from the demi gods of a brutalized past. The youth of today should be taught the true mission ] of this country, the promulgation of lib- j erty." _ GREATER UNIVERSITY WAS THE KEYNOTE W. Hill Ferguson Is Again Elected President of the Alumni Associa tion of the University. Tuscaloosa, May 29.—(Special).—The an nual meeting of the Society of tho Alumni of the University of Alabama in Clark hall this morning had for its keynote a greater university. A movement was launched to provide for an Institution greater and grander than ever before con templated, a university that shall take its place among the leading institutions of learning in the United States. The meeting was called to order at 9:30 o'clock by President Hill Ferguson. Fol lowing the reading of the minutes of the last meeting of the alumni, at the uni versity during the 1906 commencement. President Ferguson rose and announced that a committee, composed of Judge H. M. Somerville. T. M. Owen and it. H. Clark, had been appointed last night to secure the attendance of Dr. W. S. Wyman and' Dr. W. A. Parker on the commencement exercises, and that these two beloved professors, now retired, but for many years occupants of chairs in the university faculty, stood without the door, escorted by the committee. This announcement was greeted with the greatest enthusiasm. President Ferguson then said that it was proposed to present Dr. Wyman and Dr. Parker with loving cups, and he wanted a dollar from each of the alumni present. Immediately there was a rush to the platform where the silver and pa per money rained Into a derby held by Mr. Ferguson. Every man In the hall made a contribution. Thei*e was a great scramble to see who should be the first contributor, a striking testimonial to the affection and esteem In which the two professors are held. Th® money donated (Continued on 8econd Page) J »! Po»wrufte n :jUn£ Dan Cupid: “Gee! If I were a modern product, wouldn't I have a cinch of a graft! Just think of the commissions!! ..-...—..-.-nm M— WHITE MAH VICTIM OF THE LVNCHERS ROBERT T. ROGERS IN LOUISIANA WAS AWAITING THIRD TRIAL. QUIETLY STRUNG UP TO A TEL EGRAPH POLE. Tallulah, La., May 29.—Robert T. Rog ers, a white man, awaiting his third trial on the charge of "murdering Jesse Brown, a merchant at Girard, Richland parish, was lynched by a mob at midnight which came from the west on a special train over the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pa cific railroad. The mob appeared after 10 o’clock and came fully prepared with locksmiths who had no trouble in breaking into the Jail. The jail was unguarded and the sheriff, who lived some ^stance away, was not aware of what was going on until he saw' the mob leading the man off. Rogers was strung up to a telegraph pole and as soon as they felt assured he was dead, the mob quietly dispersed The fear that Rogi?rs would escape pun ishment for his awful crime because of | legal technicalities prompted the lynching | according to the evidence adduced at the first trial in March, 1904. Rogers and two other white men named Anderson and Womack, together with two negroes, en tered the store of Jesse N. Brown, a merchant at Girard, in this parish, and after shooting him a number of times and striking him on the head with their pistols, set fire to the body. The object of the , crime was robbery insofar as Anderson and Womack were concerned, but Rogers’ motive was revenge and also was sup posed to have been to put out of the way a witness who had knowledge of certain crimes Rogers was accused of having com mitted. Rogers was tried alone and convicted in March, 1905, and sentenced to death. ; but the supreme court gave him a new trial and change of venue to Madison parish. Last February the ca.se was tried again, but on account of illness in his family Judge Ransdell ordered a mistrial j entered and the jury discharged before tin* termination of the trial. May 21 the trial j was begun but tin* attorneys for the do- i fense Interposed a plea of former jeopardy j which the court sustained and ordered the ; prisoner discharged. The state appealed j to the supreme court where the question | was pending until settled by the lynching. I SHONTS IN ATLANTA. Head of Canal Cbmmission Speaks at \ Agnes Scott Institute. Atlanta. May 29.—Theo P. Shouts, chair man of the Panama canal commission, ar- j rived here lato today from Washington for a brief stay in Atlanta. During his visit he will be the guest of friends, and several entertainments have been ar ranged for him. He made a brief ad- I dress this evening at Agnes Scott college j for young women at Decatur, where ho j delivered the prizes hearing his name. He will take port in the dedication of . the Rebecca Scott memorial hall at the | same institution tomorrow morning. In I the <arly evening he will be the guest of j the chamber of commerce at a smoker. I where he will deliver an address on the I relation.- of the south to the Panama ( canal. Dater he will be thc_ guest of a I number of prominent citizens at a ban quet, where It is expected lie will speak further on the matters connected with the canal and Ills relations to it. He will leave at midnight for Washington. MATTEUCCI ON DECK. Part of Vesuvius Crater Caves and ' Causes Alarm. Naples. May 29.—Another portion of the main crater of Mount Vesuvius fell tills j morning, causing a thick black column of , smoke to arise to a height of several hundred feet, eclipsing the sun and spreading ashes and cinders over Torre Annunziata and surrounding villages. The incident caused considerable alarm, especially because it was accompanied hy I loud detonations, and many peasants left 1 their houses. Professor Matteuccl. dlrec- | tor of the royal observatory, who had re- , turned to his post, telegraphed to Naples j tiiat he believes nothing serious will hap pen even If the phenomenon could be re peated. DR. KETCHUM DEAD. Prominent Mobile Physician Passes Away at the Age of 81. Mobile, May 29.—Dr. George A. Ketch urn. dean of the faculty and one of the organizers of the Medical College of Ala bama and principal of the health board for many years, died tonight at the age of 81 years. He took part In campaigns against yel low fever at various points In the south from 1848 and in that year Instituted the practice of giving large doses of quinine In the early stages of the fever now general. He practiced In this city sixty years and was one of the best physicians in the United States. HIGGINS' VIEW Thus Characterizes Law's Delay In Patrick Case VETOES TWO SPECIAL 8IUS They Sought to Amend Code of Crimi nal Procedure to Allow Patrick to Make Still Another Appeal. Albany, N. Y., May 29.—“Little lesa than scandalous" la the phrase used by Governor Higgins in a veto memorandum issued tonight regarding "the law's de lays" in the case of Albert T. Patrick, convicted of the murderer of the aged millionaire, William M. Rice, in New York in 190ft. The governor's veto is of two bills, introduced by Assemblyman Wade of Chautauqua to amend the code of criminal procedure so as to permit an appeal from an order denying a mo tion for a new trial in a criminal case, on the ground of newly discovered evi dence. "Waiving the objection to the bills," says Governor Higgins, 'that, though gen eral in form they are special In their application and are intended to grant a right of appeal to Albert T. Patrick to obtain a review of an order If, such order be made denying Ills pending motion for a new trial on newly discovered evi dence, I disapprove them for the reason that they introduce a new procedure to our criminal law and tend to defer In definitely the termination of a capital case. Murder Occurred Six Years Ago. ‘‘Rice, of which murder Patrick is con victed, died on September 23, 1900, nearly six years ago. The law’s delays In this case seem to me little less than scanda lous. In case of extreme hardship, where the judge before whom the motion for a. new trial Is made denies the defendant’s motion without giving proper considera tion to such evidence, the constitution provides a practical remedy. An amend ment to the code of criminal procedure might, however, well ho made which would permit defendant's application for a new trial In a capital case to be made to any justice of the •supreme court with in the judicial department where the con vlctlon was had so that the defendant may not he required In any case to pre sent Ills motion to the Judge presiding at the trial.” Recorder Goff, before whom Patrick was originally tried, has now under considera tion such a motion for a new trial for Patrick, and (governor Higgins has re prieved the condemned lawyer for a third time until June 18 on this occount. VIRGINIA MEANS TO ENFORCE LAW NEGROES IN WASHINGTON WILL CONTEST INTRODUCTION OF THE JIM CROW LAW ON VIR GINIA TROLLEY LINES. Washington, May 26.—(Special.)—Orf* June 6 next the Jimcrow law becomes effective in Virginia. It was passed by the Virginia legislature last March, and as the name Indicate requires a separa tion of white and negro passengers. The provisions are of great Interest to Washington, as three of the principal trolley suburban roads connected with the city are Involved. There are one hun dred thousand negro residents of Wash ington who are shut off by the law from the regular cars so well patronized by excursion parties during the summer months. The general managers of the roads anticipating opposition to the law have caused all their motormen and con ductors to be deputized with the authority of the police officers and are armed and possessed of the necessary insignia of of fice to enable them to enforce the law. Fire In Evansville. Evansville, Ind., May 29.—Fire tonight in the manufacturing district of the city caused a loss of about $200,000. Most of the damage was sustained by the lum ber firm o* Henry Malay & Co., and the Melrose flour Milling company. Seven residence^ also were destroyed. DISRIMINATION IS AGAINST THE SOUTH BURLESON CITES FIGURES TO SHOW HOW BITTERLY PARTI SAN THE PRESIDENT IS IN CON SULAR APPOINTMENTS " Washington, May 29.—It required a yea and nay vote on -the part of the House today to take up the further consideration ; of the /diplomatic and consular bill, the democrats continuing thdir filibustering. Mr. Burleson of Texas, in discussing wthai lie declared was sectionalism, dis played by Hie appointing power in se lecting diplomatic and consular officers gave an interesting series of figures to bear out his contention. He stated that in the eleven southern states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina. Georgia, Florida-. Alabama. Louisiana. Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas there v • ri> hut 'three diplomatic officers, as *^r'-4nft the central east with 33; New England, 14; Middle West. 22: Pacific slope 8 and Hie District of Columbia 4. A', to consular officers Mr, Burleson [said the records show that from fifteen | f • 'lithorn states with a moniborshln in the House of J32 there were but 54 consular | officers, the state of Kentucky. Maryland. Missouri and Delaw.ir» paving seven of [•Ills number. The middle states with 84 I members arc rerpesented with 74 consular officers. New England 7k, Middle Western states 91. Pacific slope n. and the District or Columbia 18. The District cf Columbia. Ml. Burleson 'dates, was reserved for the “man who cuts the pic.” II»■ insisted I Hint the discrimination agnr4,t the south Ins *n diplomatic and consular officers marked the Picsident ns on* of the bit forest of partisans, and be protested against such favoritism. NATIONAL TROOPS CANNOT TAKE PART — j State Encampments This Year Are De prived of Benefit of Participation By the Regulars. Washington. May 2!).—(Special.) Soldiers 1 of the United States army who proved such an attraction at state and country l encampments and fairs for several years past will he unable to participate in sim ilar occasions this summer. This year all the cavalry, infantry and i field artillery commands will he other wise employed. They are to leave their rcsi>ectlvc stations on July 15 for marches to the nearest camps, where they will be mobilized In large bodies and engage in two or three months' exercise, the pro gramme of operation to include the mili tia. The troops must leave their sta tions on the date set and nothing is to In interfere with this programme. They will be required to remain In camp for the full period designated. For this reason the War Department is dally declining invitations for the presence of troops at the state and county meetings. BLUE JACKETS CONFINED. Garrison at Sebastopol is Distrusted By Authorities. Odessa, May 2D.—Two thousand blue jackets, suspected of disaffection, are confined in the naval barracks at Sebas topol. The garrison there is also distrusted and will he replaced by troops from else where. The nrsenal and all the official buildings * and residences are doubly guarded, while in consequence of an at tempt to dynamite the Unlo'rman tunnel, infantry guards are stationed at every twenty paces along the entire road from I»sovo to Sebastopol. Three members of those who were wounded at Sebastopol May 27 by the explosion of bombs succumbed today, making a total of twelve deaths. It is said that Admiral Skrydloff will shortly succeed Vice Ad/nlral Uhouknin in command of the Black sea fleet. Wireless Message to President. Norfolk. Va., May 29.—The first wireless message sent out from Norfolk was picked up by President Roosevelt tonight on board the Mayflower en route to Portsmouth, where he will deliver a me morial address tomorrow under the au spices of the John Phillips garrison army I and navy union. The yacht was then near Kettle Bottom shoals In the Poto- ‘ mac. She isported all well anil is making good time down the day. She will prob ably arrive here about 8:30 tomorrow morning. ■ ■ ■ ■■ ,» ..-ii ■ Mails Must Be On Time. Washington. May 29.—Senator Tillman > today secured the Incorporation in the } postofflee appropriation bill of an amend ment providing for a fine of 20 per cent of the amount received for carrying the mails to be assessed against railroad companies which fail to deliver mail at the time their contracts require. The roads are compelled by the amendment to run according to their schedules unless accidents or unusual conditions prevent them from so doing. 1 Barillas is Pushing on !u the larger Cities PRESIDENT IS CONFIDENT Mexico Is Doing Everything In Her Power to Avoid Becoming Entan gled in the Embroglio in Guatemala. ♦ Panama. May The Assncia t *d ♦ ♦ Press has received the following ♦ dispatch: ♦ ♦ "Guatemala. May 21*. (!»:12 a. m.) ♦ ♦ Revolution started, hut already ♦ ♦ crushed. ♦ ♦ "ESTRADA CABRERA ♦ ♦ Senor Cabrera is the president of ♦ Guatemala. ♦ ♦ «♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Mexico city. May 20.-News from the Guatemalan frontier will lie somewhat in terrupted owing to the revolutionists hav ing cut the wires, but messengers on horseback will be dispatched from Ocos, where General Castillo has ids forces, and from tlie flying column of General Baril las, who is pushing on to the Important city of Quetzeltenango with 40,000 Inhabi tants. This city Is likely to be occupied by General Barillas Wednesday or Thurs day He is immensely popular In that region. The revolution 5s the most widely spread of any In the history of that country. Foreign planters have been waiting for months for General Barillas to act. Prac tically all foreign interests and many of the best natives support the revolution. Frequent abuses of power are charged to the government. * . Employed Neat Bit of Strategy. General Barillas and General Castillo and their two aides left this city by a neat piece of stategy. On the 11th Inst, they bought tickets to El Paso. Tex., over the Mexican Cen tral. and boarding the night train, the revolutionists left the train a few miles out of this city and returned and boarded a special Pullman cal' stocked With pro visions and carrying their saddles and their special luggage, and In this car were taken over the Vera Crux Railway anil on the Tehuantepec Road and then pro ceeded to Ton ala on the Pacific coast, over the new Pan-American Railway, which now approaches tile Guatemalan boundary. . By starling presumably to the 1 nited States. Guatemalan representatives sta tioned here were outwitted. Mexico Avoids Ent-- -dement. Washington, May 2k a lien Is doing everything In Its power to protect its border and to avoid becoming entangled in the Guatemalan revolution, according to A dispatch received today hy the stale department from the American embassy In the City of Mexico. Gens, the Guatemalan city reported to have been seized hy the revolutionists, Is an Important commercial center in the little republic, and Is the Pacific coast terminus of the Ocos railway, which has a modern Tiler at that place. lip* rail way and pier are owned hy Americans. Castillo Forced to Retire. Tapachula, Chiapas. Mexico, May 2k General Castillo, with a small boil \ of men and adequate supplies of arms, after taking Oens was forced to retire In a new base outside the port to await reinforce ments. These he expects lo receive to night with several hundred men on board the steamer Empire City, who will land and co-operate with hint. They not only have arms for themselves, hut several thousand rifles from the I'nited States to equip recruits, who are presenting them selves. hut the main dependence uf the revolutionists Is not placed in General Castillo's forces, blit rather on General Barillas, who Is making his way along the foothills of the mountains to make a dash on the city of Quexeltenango. Ba rillas is reported to lie receiving conces sions all along Ills line of march. Ills forces Include veteran soldiers, especially picked for hard fighting The San Francisco contingent Is reck oned to he equal to a much superior force, and they are anxious to he In the midst of the fighting. The rainy season has set In across the line In Guatemala, which makes the movements both of the revo lutionists and the government slow Ba rillas has not been heard from today nor was Ibis expected. He was to pi fall on to Quexeltenango. where conditions, it Is believed, were highly favorable lo his capturing this city. - ••• Argentine Officer In Germany. Berlin, May 29.—General Boca, former president of Argentina, who Is now in this city, Is being treated with much distinction by the German government with the object, the Associated I’resa is officially Informed, of convincing the Argentinians that Germany has no politi cal aspirations regarding their country nor any wish to interfere with Pan American questions. Castellane Up Again. Paris, May 2ft. —Every detail of the legal formalities of tin* Castellane case was completed today with the notification of the service of the divorce writ on Count Boni. It only remains to appoint the day for the hearing. This possibly will be delayed for some cause or other but probably only for a few days. In the meantime the Countess has returned to Paris from Jxmdon. $500,00 Fire in Chicago. Chicago, May 3b—Armour & Co.'s eleva tor "A,” built along a slip from the river at Polk street was destroyed early this morning, entailing a loss of more than $500,000. In the building were about 600,000 bushels of wheat. The fire is thought to have started from spontaneous combus tion. Appropriation for Jamestown. Washington. May 29.— Senator Daniel to day reported from the Senate committee on industrial expositions his bill appro priating $375,000 for the .Jamestown centen nial exposition to be held on the shore* of Hampton Roads. . a Madrid Was Ab'aze'With Lights Last Night LIST Of FOREIGN ENVOYS Every Train Is Bringing Hundreds From the Provinces of Spain to Take Part In the Wed ding Festivities. Madrid. May 29.—The preparations for the marriage of King Alfonso and Prin cess Ena of Battenberg are fast approach ing culmination with the arrival of for eign princes and envoys, the influx of vast throngs and the final adornment of streets and buildings. Such a spectacle of royal splendor has seldom been seen as when the princes coming to the wedding arrived tills af ternoon. The train with the Prince of Wales and the Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria arrived at 2:20 p. m., followed by the train of Prince Albrecht of Prussia, the Grand Duke Vladimir* of Russia, Crown Prince Constantine of Greece, Prince Albert Leopold of Bel gium. Prince Eugene of Sweden and many others. Greeted By Distinguished Throng. Reform the station was drawn up the palace guards with their white uniforms and shimmering helmets and e brigade of lancers with steel breast plates. Await ing the princes were the royal family, the infantas, the captain general of Madrid, the Ministers and the ambassa dors. 'I'lie ladies were blight in summer silks, while the officials and minsters wore resplendant with gold lace and decorations. Trumpet blasts greeted the Prince of Wales and Archduke Franc’s Ferdinand. The former wore the uni form of a British general. The archduke wore a white uniform of a. general of hussars, with a silver helmet.' There was another siilm.i.- r «•? uniforms and dresses as the royal representatives or Germany. Russia ami Greece arrived with their relations. Lat**r there was a brilliant pageant, as all the princes and princesses with their retinues proceeded to the Pardo palace, where King Atfom-o I and Prim-m.s Victoria received GmmgU- „ nut the day. Festivities »t Palace. V(.„ - g rhe-Pard" palain^iiaif !fflr eriulwr »jf tins festivities tonight. King Alfonso and h/s piiesl- witnessed a performs nee at the Pardo theatre, one ipmfnf feature of which was a tableau of an old Spanish marriage, suggestive of the nuptials which are to take plaer on Thursday. William M. Collier, the American min ister to Spain, was among the guests, hut Special Envoy' F. W. Whltrldge and the other envoys were not present as ry guels were restricted to primes and res ilient diplomats. Spectacle of Lurid Color. The streets tonight presented a spec tacle of lurid color and Intense activity, hallway trains are bringing in thousanda of foreigners and provincial Spaniards. All the main thoroughfares are parked with dense throngs of people In bright summer attire, many of them wearing the picturesque costumes of Castile ami Aragon. The streets along the route of the wedding cortege are ablaze with color, with floral arches, sunbursts of British and Spanish Hags and garlands of roses looped on the balconies. Many buildings lire surrounded with gigantic crowns, which at night spnrkle with elec tric lights. At the Plaza angle there Is a huge Japa nese parasol, edgeil with electric lamps, under which si military hand plays for street dancers. Foreign Envoys and Princes. The foreign embassies specially sent in honor of the King s marriage are as fol lows: I’lilted States Mr. Frederick W. Whlt rldge, with several secretaries and army and navy attaches. England The Prince ami Princess of Wales; Princess Beatrice of Hattenberg, with her sons; Princess Louise of Batten berg. Princess of Teek and her husband. Princes Frederica of Hanover and her consort, the Duchess of Edinburgh and her daughter, the Countess of Erbach and her daughter. , Austria—The Archduke Francis Ferdi nand, prince hereditary; the Archduke Frederic with the Princess and two daugh ters. the Archduke Eugene. Germany—Prince Albrecht of Prussia, regent of Brunswick, with his son and A suite of nine adjutants. Russia The Grand Duke Michael. Italy-The Duke of Genoa. Portugal—The Duke of Braganza, prince hereditary. Greece The Duke of Sparta, prince here ditary. Belgium The prince a inert j.eopoia, prince hereditary. Holland-The General Du Monceau. chief of the military house of the Queen. Tonk heer Van Goen, Tonkheer Roel and adju tants. Monaco—The Prince of Monaco. Siam A royal prince. Morocco—The governor of Teheran, Kaddor el Gharl. with a numerous suite. Japan—Mr. Kato, miniter plenipotentiary * In Relbium. China—Mr. Wang Ta I.leh, ambassador In London. Argentine—Sr. Saenz Pena, with secre taries. Peru—Sr. Osina, minister plenipotentiary. Chili—Sr. Aguatln Edwards, with secre taries and attaches. I'ruguay—Sr. Daniel Mtinez. minister plenipotentiary in Btiepos Aydes. Mexico—Sr. Limantour. minister of finance. Norway—Baron de Wedel Tarlsberg, the new minister plenipotentiary at Madrid. Salvador—Sr. Mathieu, charge d'affaires a' Paris, and Sr. Perez Trlana, charge d'affaires at Madrid. Franco—General D&Utein, commander of the Sixth army corps, and M. Pallologtie, minister plenipotentiary, accompanied by a numerous suite of military and naval aids. Persia—Gen. Isaac Khan, formerly of Washington, now Persian minister at Vienna. Guatemala—Senor Jose (.’arena, minister at Madrid. Sums for Alabama Rivers. Washington. May ?9.—(Special.)—The sundry civil appropriation bill reported to the House today carries $54;i.468 for continued improvement of the Warrior, Bl.uk Warrior and Tomblge© rivers and $100,000 for the Tennessee river below Chat tanooga. These amounts are the regular sums allotted, the rivers being under the contract o^sttm.