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HOLDS REUNION Colonel William H. Palmer Re Elected President at Forest Hill Meeting. FEWER ATTEND EVERY YEAR Veteran Declares He Wants to Sleep in Confederate Ceme? tery After Death. On the. anniversary of the first hat tic of the Civil War. tho old Flriit Vir? ginia Infantry of Kcmper's Brigade I'lckctt's Division. Army of Normern Virginia, held ? reunion yesterday at Korest Mill Park. Fifty-one years be? fore to a day. all of the veterans pres? ent had administered to tne Federal troops at Bull Run the first repulse of tin; war. In that encounter the First Virginia Regiment bore the brunt of ?.e attack, and because of the lose suf fcrod in killed and wounded, the r. gl frlcnt lb known to fame ae tho "Bloody Kirnt." , .Mayor Richardson, who was among ihe invited Confederate veteran guests, delivered a stirring address, and Set Ke.int Charles T. Loehr made a hcart fo.lt talk. Everything was provided that could possibly add cheer to the occasion. A camp-fire dinner was aorv t 1 nt 3 o'clock, and detlred Policeman b'verett H, Bedford, without whom no cuisine of the kind Is complete, had ?ole i harge of preparing the Bruns? wick stew and other things that have won him a reputation at U:hmond po? lice picnics. sjpoechmaking followed Ihe election of officers, and regrets ?vre reud from those, unable to be present. j Colonel Palmer President. The following officers were re-elect-, cd for the coming year: President. Col. William II. Palmer, First VlcePresl ilfnt. Major James if. Dooley; Second Vice-president. Private N. W. Rowe: Third VlcePresldent. Lieutenant Logan IS. Robins; Secretary and Treasurer, Si i gc;iat Charles T. Locr.r. A vote of l.innks was tendered to Comrades James B. Angle and R. M Jones for inunaglng the reunion dinner; to Mayor Itl'-hardfon for his speech, and to Ser? geant Loehr for arranging the details >,f the reunion. Not all of the regiment's small rem? nant was preterit yesterday, and let t.-rs were read from a dozen absent ornrades A telegram came during the ?lay from Sergeant-Major J. P.. Polak, id Dallas. Texas. It read: "Greeting to the "Old First," on this, the anniversary of July lfc., when We heiped to keep McDowell from crossing H.ll Hun and made him try his luck at Mansssas, winding up at Washington . i beyond, I hope several of our lit? tle bunch will be at the celebration this y -ar and many years to come. "Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to be with you ail this dgy, but It Is Impossible. Tho first thing I would do would be to ' pose that we in a body enter ? solemn protest against the new move of turning our cemeteries (?-..-r to the Federal government. We have not demanded Federal pensions Im o ir survivors, nor Federal homes for our aged. Surely, our children will like pride in caring for our dead with? out outside assistance and would blush to beg a national grant to keep the weeds from growing over our graves. Therefore, personally, though not a sei tlmontallst, 1 want my bonus laid in Confederate and not a national eeme. t ry. and if our dead could speak they . o lid hold us to our Implied pledge when we buried them. Enough of this :. talk, however Again, gre<t and long life to you ail, and many luippy reunions." Mniij I liable |o Vttend. .Messages were received also from ? s N Eoyd. who was unavoidably out of the city; Theodore R. Martiri. nl New Vork; J. Hanson Kepler, of I'lkesvllle, Md ] Andrew Plz::ini. at At? lantic City. Rev. E. B. Jones, of Pow haian Oourt house, and Vernon E. Rodges. The following veterans were reported as having died in the last year: William J. Armstrong, of New Vork, who was president of the New York Dry Goods Shipping Association; llezekiah Harris. Richmond; George W. Shoemaker. Mobile, Ala.; James H. lattcn and Henry G. Ashoy, Richmond. A letter of sympathy was rear from the widow of Private Ash by, who died last week in Richmond. He had con Mintly expressed In his illness the desire to he present at the reunion. .One veteran said that It was on Just t'ich a morning as the day of the re? union that McDowell's forces had got? ten their big surprise. The Federals came ttreaming down from Washington In the best of spirits, singing, and ex? pecting no opposition. They drew tip In battle array when the Confederate lines were reached, although they did not even then expect alight. Mc Dowell was driven back, and the re j-iilse enabled General Johnson to re? inforce the Confederates by a march from the Valley and utterly rout the Federals at Ma.na.ssai three days later. Oh that day at Bull Run the "Bloody Plrst" was In the thick of the fight, imd lost thirteen killed und twenty eight wounded, a large percentage of the Confederate loss. There werf near? ly 600 men In the regiment at the opening of the war. More than 150 were kllied. and every soldier was wounded at some time. Seventy-Seven stilt Living. When quiet succeeded the troubled times immediately after the war the r-cinv-nt used to have big reunions of several hundred men. Contests were held, and Sergeant Loehr wore- yester? day a medal won for being the hest marksman with the rifle. Now their eyes lire dimming, and each year finds fewer to answer the roll call? Seventy seven members arc stiil living, forty of whom reside about Richmond, and the following were present yesterday: \V N. Anderson. J. B. Angle. N". W. Bowe, William Peck, of Kansas City. R s FemeyhOUgh, R. M. Jones. L. R. rort?r. G. W. Chapman. Jacob Wach, ler George Huhard, James O'Connor, of West point. J. J. Slnnott. Dr. Thos. T. Ptratton. L. M. Ocden, J. Ryland Bpps T. Brnnnan. John Lloyd and II. M. V.'althnll. The following confederate veterans were present as Invited guests: Mayor T) C. Richardson. E, Francis. T. J. Waller B F. lichols, James T. Cray, J B t,y]e. W. C. Atkinson. W. F. Hop kins. C R. 'WinprieKl R. N. Northern ? nd Major L. T. Christian. COST OF FINDING IMEIlll \. Old Account nooks, Jnst Found, Show Colnmbns spent pt 'joo. Boston. July 18.?Accounts have Just reached this citv from Madrid ol the discovery at Palos, Spain, of n scries of old roval account books giving de? tails of the outlay made by Columbus an his expedition to the New World. The equipment of his little fleet cost 14,000 pesetas and the personal ex? penses, including wages of Columbus sml his crew during the-eight months' voyage, reached a total of 22.(O? pese? tas. The grand total spent for the discovery of America, therefore, was 36,000 pesetas, or about $7,210. In spite of the small amount re ouiied. however. Queen Isabella was forced to pawn her Jewels. It Is re lated, to provide funds for the expedi? tion. ; Toronto iinoKF.rt killed. ' Another Fatally Injured When Auto? mobile Ituns Into Dirt file. Toronto, July IS.?Robert a. Smith. \ of the banking and brokerage firm of Osier A Hammond, and a former pre si. dent of the Toronto Stork Exchange. I was killed shortly before midnight in an automobile accident at Richmond Hill, fifteen miles north of Toronto. Lome Campbell, another broker, was fatally injured, and Victor H. Ross, financial editor of the Toronto ?Hobe, J sintered a broken leg. The accident occurred while the party was on the way back to Toronto i from the North Vork conservative nlc ; ni<-, held at .Jackson Toint yesterday. , Some road repairs were being made ! at Richmond Hill, and the chauffeur ? turned out, warned by a red lirht. Ap i parently the car struck a pile of soft j firth, for It stopped with a Jerk, ami I the passengers were thrown out, al? though the car remained upright. Mr. , Smith was occupying the front seat i with the chauffeur. His neck was I broken In the fall. "Ho!" cried the poet with delight, "They taste like sun and autumn blended." Then penned a toast?straightway to Post, "Here's to your Toasties?they are splendid." Written by C. M. SNYDER, 460 Riverside Drive, New York City. One of the 50 Jingles for which the Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich., paid $1000.00 in May. Bitulithic Under Heavy Traffic Conditions Portland, Oregon, (population 220,000) has within the past fifteen or twenty years tried all forms of standard pave? ments, including asphalt, wood block, vitrified brick, concrete and bitulithic. Up to the present date they have laid approximately one hundred and twelve (112) miles of BITULITHIC pavement, and as under the local laws there, the property owners are required to pay by direct assessment for all street improvements, their prefer? ence in the way of the form of pavement used has naturally some weight with the city authorities. As evidence of the satisfactory condition of BITULITHIC, streets'in Portland to-day after nine years* ser? vice under heavy traffic conditions, we submit herewith testimonials from three leading business firms in that city, the nature of whose business will plainly show that their hauling is all of a heavy character. We are prepared to submit numerous testimonials of a similar character from other cities throughout the United States, whose popula? tion is greater and traffic conditions far more severe than in Richmond, and this should be ample evidence of the fact that BITULITHIC is a thoroughly satisfactory pavement under the heaviest traffic conditions. copy marshall-wells hardware companv, -wholesale hardware and IRON merchants, importers and manufacturer^. superintendent's office. Portland, Oregon, July 3. 1912. Eoard of Public Works, Seattle, Wash. Gentlemen: We are a.lvised by the representative of Bitulithic Pavement at Portland that it has been stated that Bitulithic was not suitable for paving the downtown dis? trict of an important city, and they have asked us to cite our experience in Port? land. We are therefore taking the liberty of addressing you on the subject. Our warehouse is located <jii the corner of Fifth and Pine Streets, in the centre of the wholesale district. In 1904 brick was used as a material for paving ?irie Street. Fifth Street was paved in 1904 with Bitulithic. We have an enor? mous amount of standing traffic as well as through traffic on both of these streets, and now that nine years have passed we are able to intelligently pass un the merits of the two pavements. The Bitulithic Pavement to-day is in first-class condition, notwithstanding it is now in its ninth year. Last year Pine Street, which had been paved with brick, was in such a wretched condition, having been worn into chuck holes, that an effort was made by the Creosote Block Interests to pave Pine Street with Creosote Blocks. The property own? ers on Pine Street, between Fourth arid Fifth Streets, however, believing that Bitulithic would make a better pavement for them than wood block;, let a pri? vate contract to the Bitulithic people, and the old bricks were taken up on Pine Street, and Bitulithic is now laid in its place. That the property owners in this block should unanimously decide on Bitulithic as the pavement to be used, with the example of Fifth Street before them, which has been in use nine years, should be sufficient indorsement of the merits of this pavement. We consider Bitulithic Pavement in every way suitable for heavy traffic, giving a good foothold for the horse, and the traction is in every way suitable and equal to any other pavement in the city. Any one who will visit Portland and examine the conditions around our building, including the present condition of the pavement, will see for themselves the basis for the above opinion. Yours truly, MARSHALL-WELLS HDWE. CO.. (Signed) B. A. Camp, Superintendent RAC :JE COPY J. E. HASELTINE & CO., IRON. STEEL AND COAL, SECOND AND ASH STS. Portland, Oregon, July 3, 19x2. Board oi Public Works, Seattle, Wash. Gentlemen: I have been requested by the Bitulithic people to give our experience with and opinion of Bitulithic Pavement as laid on Second Street, where our princi? pal business house is located, and on the streets of Portland generally paved with Bituiithic. Will say that when the question as to paving Second Street was first brought up eight years ago, we oppose;! Bitulithic because we thought nothing would be suitable to traffic on this street, on account of it being in the heavy traffic wholesale district, but stone block. The street was already paved with stone block, and the plan was to remove the stone block and repave the street with Bitulithic. As I said, we were opposed to this, hut since the Bitulithic was laid we arc heartily glad of the fact, as it has stood up under the heaviest kind of traiffc and has been perfectly satisfactory. We would, therefore recommend Bitulithic for the heaviest trafficcd street-. Very respectfully yours, J. E. HASELTINE & CO., (Signed) Per J. E .Haseltine. Pres. JEH :E COPY DRISCOLL & COLLIER TRANSFER CO., Transfer and Forwarding Agents, 27 Second Street. Portland, Oregon, July 3, 1912. Eoard of Public Works, Seattle, Wash. Gentlemen: We are engaged in the transfer business, with offices on Second Street, be? tween Anloony and Burnside, which block is paved with Bitulithic. and receives about the heaviest traffic on this street, and, in fact, the heaviest in the city. We also, in the course of our business, use all the downtown streets in Portland, and would say that we consider Bitulithic Pavement superior to any for heavy hauling. Of course, we use all kinds of streets.?Wood Block, Brick, Asphalt, Bitulithic and Stone Block?but for all purposes of heavy traffic, we consider Bitulithic best. Its durability has been established here beyond question. Very respectfully, DRISCOLL & COLLIER TRANSFER CO., 1n*C. (Signed) X. e. Spaulding. mes :m ATLANTIC BITULITHIC COMPANY SLAVER OF GIRL IS FOUND DEAD ' Nathan Swartz. Murderer of Julia Connors, Takes Gas to End Life. NATHAN SWARTZ, Slayer of .lullu ( unnurii. Now York. July tS.?Nathan Swartz. nrutni murderer of pretty little Julia Connors, cheated the electric chair, j After living within a fow blocks of po ' (lice headquarters her passing dallr scorer ot police and detectives who were socking h!m for one of the most outrageous murders in the history of I New York. Swartz killed himself. Re was found dead in bed in a room in the | tenement rooming house at 210 Chris- '? tie Street to-day. Relatives quickly identified the body. A piece of hose attached to the soli? tary gas jet in tiie room, the. end in i his mouth and tUd fast to his head with an old cotton handkerchief, indi- j c.ated plainly the cause of death. As soon as his body had been ldent'fied It was hurried off to the public mor? gue and the murder case was ottlci ally marked closed. Swurtx Left a Letter. Swartz left behind him a letter in i Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S G A S T O R I A ?'EXCURSION RATES ON M?SCHEN SHOES." See Advertisement and Windows. which he confessed his guilt of the murder of the little girl he decoyed to his father's apartments In the Bronx and cruelly stabhel and put to death. This letter cleared up some of the previously unknown details of the; terrible crime. It was as follows: "This only Is to my dear mother.! who I am always homesick for, and same to the rest and pa, whose word I'm taking by doing this, which I figure the easiest and best of my own expiation. "I want to say that if I will happen to he revived In order to be executed, why, I'll take that medicine Just the same. My last Job was at Pocketbook ] Manufacturing Company. 7s Grand Street, He owes me two days" work. Please secure it and give to mother, for she Is very poor. Brother Cruel to Parents. "And for the truth, my older broth? er has lots of money and doesn't want to settle with the old folks on a farm for the simple life. '?I am sorry to hav- to cause the trouble to my neighbor, but all he'll have to do will be to call a cop. Tell mother again that I am really guilty, and that she shall not cry her eyes and heart out. I know she thinks i am Innocent. I am sorry I done It, but I got crazy as 1 often do. and you can't blame me for It nor any one (Signed) "NATHAN SWARTZ." Swartr, bis landlord said, would have been turned out of his room this morning for failure to pay his rent, and the pollen thoucht that, fearful of the ordeal of finding .another place of shelter and subjecting himself to tho gaze of strangers, he Anally brought himself to entertain the Idea of suicide, suggested to hint by his father. Vigorous Protect tt> Porte. Cettlnge. Montenegro. July 18.?The Montenegrlan government has son a vigorous protest to .he Porte against tho sudden Incursion of Turkish sol? diers Into Montenegrlan territory, near Lake Scutari. It is charged that tho Turks killed n'ne Montenegrins ai"1 mutilated their bodies. TO RACE SLOOP M.VVOfHXKKX. Tin- Miehlen?? lu Pirat at Klittiinutloii Content Serie?. Chicago, July is.?Tho recently bull: syndicate boat Mlchtrago which won the Manhasset cup in the Last, will race E. 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