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Memories of Those Who Died or Fought on Famous Battlefield Perpet
uated in Granite on the Bloody Angle President Taft Delivers
OrationSecretary of War Pays Glorious Tribute to Patriotism
of Men Who Participated in Great Struggle
Gettysburg Pa May 31 President
I ran delivering the principal speech
Rt the unveiling hero today of a
splendid granite monument erected
by congress to the memory of the
men of the regular army who fell in
the lu ec days lighting that turned
back the rising tide of the confeder
acy paid a high tribute to the reg
ulars and declared the necessity of
maintaining always a standing army
f appreciable size to serve as the
lucleiis for a greater armed force in
ime of need The President asserted
hat the preEent standing army is
> aroly commensurate with the in
jrease in population of the country
tram the early days of the republic
ind should by no menns bo decreas
Arriving hero this morning shortly
before 10 oclock from Plttsburg the
President was joined toy his daugrt
ier Miss Helen H Taft who pulled
Ihc silken cord releasing the flags
lrapcd about the monument The
day was ideal
Standing on the battlefield where
virtually was decided 1ho san
r guinary conflict between the North
and South Secretary of War Ja
cob lL Dickinson a southern
man by birth today turned over
to the Gettysburg Natinal Park com
missioner on behalf of two people of
the United Slates the handsome mon
ument erected here by congress to
commemorate heroic services on tho
Union soldiers who surrendered their
lives on this spot that the Union might
be preserved
The overthrow of the South as
always occurs after a fierce war
whoa tho defeated are helpless and the
more conservative of tho victors are
fOra while dominated by the llercest
and most aggressive pleaders said
Mr Dickinson was immediately fol
lowed by sufferings and humiliations
that for a long time admitted of noth
ing but lamentation over a result that
could bring such woe Keen and bit
ter as they were time and a manifo
tation of a more generous sentiment
brought a mitigation of sorrow and a
clearer vision of the tremendous pulls
to all the states which would certain
ly and Immediately have followed up
on the establishment of the southern
Its very cornerstone was of lam
inae preordained to disintegration
Commercial and other conditions
would as sure as fate have brought
about a dissolving Confederacy What
would have come from this we can
only conjecture but it Is well with
in the bounds of reason to assert that
the good would have been dwarfed in
Iconlparlson with the evil
There would have been a hate and
rivalry between north and south as
intense as that between France and I
German with a border line far more
extended people less amenable to con
trol and causes for friction more nu
merous A cordon of forts would nave
stretched from tho Atlantic to tho
western border of Texas and army
I and naval establishments would have
devoured the substance of the people
and militarism would have dominated
civil government The civilization of
all the states would have l
on different and more critical lines It
may be that in the logic of events the
war had to comethat it < vag the
fierce cruel and inevitable crucible
which was to fulfill a destiny that of
malting us as it did a stronger and
harmonious people united with a solid
front to meet the great problems that I I
now confront our race
We are no wiser nor more patriotic
than were the men who were con
spicuous In that great drama As we
look backward our vision is not ob
scured by the tempestuous atmosphere
which grounded them and we stand
upon a Pffercnt pinnacle In the march
of history They passed through the
valley of the shadow of deathand we
by their trials have attained to a
mount of wider vision than was per
mitted to them
God grant thai in the great nation
al drama which act by act a blent of
mirth and sadness a mixture of com
edy and tragedy is always in prog
I ress developing day by day those
things which will shape the destiny of
our country we may enact our part
with the grandeur heroism and pa
triotism which they Illustrated
i At this day there are but few if
any dispassionate thinkers In the
I Worth who question the patriotism of
those of the South who on this stride
pu field gave an example of American
valor that will forever thrill the minds
and hearts of mankind in all coun
tries and in all ages And at this
day there are in the South but few If
any who would not turn swiftly with
sentiment of abhorrence from any
suggestion that it would have been
better for the South if it had succeed
ed Ip establishing an independent gov
ernment And this is true even of the
HunIvors of those who on this very
Saw a gray gigantic ghost I
Receding through the battle clnud
Ant heard across UIP tempest loud
The death cry of a nation
With one mind and heart the peo
ple of this great country said Mr
Dickinson In conclusion looking to
the future wlta no rivalry but in gen
Jrour patriotism and cherishing no
hale but only the glorious memories
of this bloody field can with hearty
accord proclaim the language of a
southern poet commemorative of this
very struggle
Fold up the banners Smelt the
I Love rules Her gentler purpose nms
A mighty mother turns In tears
The pages of nor battle year
Lamenting all her fallon ones
Eulogizes Those Who Fell at Gettys
burg Winning Perpetual Grati
tude From a Nation
The following is President Tafts
address at Gettysburg
Vo are gathered at this historic
spot today to dedicate a monument to
the memory of the ofllccrs and the
enlisted mom of the regular army
who gave up their lives for their
country in the three days battle It
is but a tardy recognition of the na I
tions debt to Its brave defenders
whose allegiance was purely to tho
nation without local color or strength
ening of slate or municipal pride
The danger of a standing army
entertained by our ancestors is seen
In the constitutional restrictions and
the complaints registered in the dec
laration of independence It has aP
Ways been easy to awaken prejudice
against tho possible aggressions of a
regular army and a professional sol
diery correspondingly different
to create among the people that love
and pride in the army which we find
today and frequently in the history of
the country aroused on behalf of the
navy This has led to a varied and
changeable policy in respect to the
regular army At times it has been
reduced to almost nothing In 1781
there were but eighty men who con
stituted the regular army of the Unit
ed States and of these Battery Iof
the Fourth artllleo constituted 55 of
them but generally the absolute ne
cessities In the defense of the coun
try agaInst tho same wars which
embrace so Jorge a part of our his
tory have induced the maintenance of
a regular force small to be sure but
one BO well trained and effective as
always to reflect credit upon the na
To the little army of 25000 men
that survived the Civil War wo owe
the opening up of the entire western
countrv The hardships and the
trials of frontier Indian campaigns
which made possible the construction I
of the Pacific railroads have never
been fully recognized by our people
and the bravery and courage and econ
omy of force compared with task per I
formed by our regular troops have I
never been adequately commemorated
by the congress or tho nation To
day as a result of the Spanish war
the added responsibility or our new
dependencies In the Philippines Por
to Rico and for Borne time In Cuba I
together with a sense of the indepen
dence of our position as a world pow
er have led to the increase in our I
regular army to a larger forbo than
ever before but not larger in propor
tion to the inceascd population and
wealth than In the early years ofthe
republic Tt should not he reduced
The profession of arms has always
been an honorable one Under condi
tions of modern warfare it has be
come a highly technical one and re
fiulrcs years of experience and study
to adapt the officers and men to its
requirements The general purpose
of congress and the American peo
ple if one can say there Is a plan
or purpose is to have such a nuc
leus as a regular army that it may
fiirnlBl a skeleton for rapid enlarge
I ment In limes of war to a force ten
or twenty limes its size and at the
same time be an appropriate instru
ment for accomplishing the purpose
of the government In crises likely to
arise other than war
At West Point we have been able
to prepare a body of professional yri
diets welltrained to ofllcer an army
and numerous enough at the opening
of the Civil war to give able com
uiftnders to both sides of that intra
naMonal strife Time does not pry
nit me to mention the names of the
JlcrocR of the regular prmkf whose
blood fit Ino J this historic fieldanl
whose parrilicefl made thcrunlon vic
tory poeslblf r I t
VVIlJi my intimate knowledge of
the regular army their standard > f
duty tbeir efficiency ar soldiers the >
high character as men I have seized l
this opportunity to con o here to less il
I tify to the pride which the nation j
I should have in Us regular army an1
to dedicate this monument to the pro 1 I
I dccessors of the present regular army
I on a field on which they won und
j Ing glory and perpetual gratitude from
i the nation which they served They
had not the local associations they
had not the friends and neighbors
I of the volunteer forces to see to It
that their deeds of valor were prop
I erly recorded and the value of their
services suitably noted in the official
records by executive and congression
al action and they have now to de
pend upon the truth of history and in
the cold calm retrospect of the war
ns it were lo secure from Congress
this suitable memorial of the work In
the saving of the country which they
wrought here
All honor to the regular army of
the United Slates never in its his
tory has it a slain upon Its escutch
New York May 31A strange noise
issuing from a small box which a
stranger had requested him to keep
temporarily led Antonio Sarinella a
prosperous shoe dealer at Belleville
N J to suspect tho package to con
taina dynamite bomb and especially
as he had received threatening let
The police were summoned and af
ter the box had boon doused in water
it was opened It contained nothing
more than a twopound bullfrog
from which the alarming noises had
Former VicePresident
Fairbanks Feted
in f olio
TokiQ May 31 Former Vice Presi
dent Charles W Fairbanks and Mrs
Fairbanks were received in audience
by the emperor and empress of fapan
this morning They were presented
to their majesties by > Ambassador O
Brien and afterwards tiffined at the
Princes Fiishlml and Arlsugawa
and other princes of the royal blood
were present at the interview and
luncheon The emperor was espec
ially gracious and In high spirits
throughout the visit He said that ho
desired Mr Fairbanks to understand
that he was a welcome visitor to Ja
pan and he wished him also to carry
back to the people of America an as
surance of continued friendship and
tho everincreasing reliance of tho
Japanese people upon the good will
of the United Slates
The emperor inquired particularly
after the health of President Tntt
and the former vice president replied I
In the most cordial terms
Decoration Day exercises were held
at tho Yokohama naval hospital his
afternoon marines and bluejackets
from the visiting American squadron
forming a guard for the ceremonies
Among those present were Mr Fair I
banks Ambassador OBden and Ad
miral Harbor of the American navy
An oration was delivered toy Dr T
Green of Boston
The weather was brilliant and great
masses of flowers filled the hospital
with their fragrance j
General Count Taro Katsura for
merly prime minister will entertain I
Mr Fairbanks at a dinner this even I
Ing at which will be present tho el
der statesman and members of the
The former vice president and his
party will leave for the Interior to
morrow morning
Chicago May 1To MjfiP Helen
M Gould the friend of all soldiers I I
hereby she and hrqticnlh my death
benefit to be paid to her by the United
States government to be used by her
her heirs and assigns as she or they
I may see fit
This was tho beginning and end of
J the will of Private John Bartlett who
died recently Fort jjlieridan And
Miss Gould who has been designated
more than once as Americas fore
I most philanthropist says it is the
most touching tribute to her career
Every commissioned officer and sol
I dier in the army when his death oc
curs In the line of duty Is permitted
I to designate some one to whom shall
be paid his death benefit the oquivu
lent of six months pay Usually the
money Is paid to a near relative
sometimes to an army pal who has
stood by and helped during his com
rades last Illness
But Bartlett who was a private In
Battery F Fifth artillery had been
in the Spanish war and had seen Miss I
Gould at Montank Point when she I
look charge of affairs there and went
down to the camp In person to work I
for the wounded soldiers Miss Gould
has not been much in the public eye
of late but Bartlott had not forgot
San Antonio May nln a race
with death in which he covered more
than 2500 miles Phillip Hung of Spo
kane Wash arrived here yesterday
fifteen minutes before his son Frank
lied from Injuries received Monday
at the new Gunther building
Death Destruction and
Fire Follow in Its
Temple Tex May 31More than
a score of persons Injured in the tor
nado at Zchpyr were brought here to
day and arc being cared for in the
Santa Fe hospital Reports from
Zephyr today sziiig that nip to day
light thirtynine bodies had been re +
covered from tho ruins and fifty
buildings have been destroyed
Brownwood May 30A tornado of
great fury struck the little village of
Zephyr In the eastern portion of
Brown county at 1 oclock Sunday
morning and left a path of death and
destruction seldom paralleled The
death list has reached a total of thir
tytwo and the number of serious and
fatally wounded will reach fifty
The storm formed half a mile south
of Zephyr and swept down upon the
village cutting a wide swath directly
through the residence and business
Nearly fifty houses were entirely
demolished Lightning started a con
flagration which destroyed one entire
business block No effort was made
to fight the fire as the care of thq dead
and wounded victims demanded the
attention of everyone A section hand
rode a handcar to Brownwood and
spread the alarm In two hours tho
Santa Fe railroad was speeding a spe
cial train to the steno of the storm
with nine surgeons and a score of
Brown wood citizens
UAS 200
Line to Plain City May Be Delayed by
TicsCanyon Road First to
Receive Attention
The Harrlsville farmers are still
constructing grade for the Plain City
trolley line ajid tho work will be fin
ished In the near future Officials of I
the Rapid Tranit company stale that
it will be impossible for them to be
gin operations In the wav of track I
laying until the Htintsville line in
Ogden canyon is well advanced the j
latter being much more important on j
account of the suminejtraffic through
the canyon I
About two hundred men are now at
work at different points in the can
yon up for actual tracklay
ing which will begin In a few days A j
large force Is at work on the cut to be j
made through a portion of the big j
slide near the Lewis resort Owing to
the enormous quantity of earth and
rock composing the landslide the road
is to be built around most of It con
demnation proceedings for which have
already been instituted A ninefoot I
cut will be made and a retaining wall i
will he constructed on the upper side J
to prevent a repetition of the slide i
About 3000 railroad ties have been
purchased for tho Huntsville line and
the Ijamc are arriving In installment i
Enough rails and ties aro now pn II
hamifind duoto arrive to permitcon
J tlnuous + l operations as soon as < lho I
tracklaying commencps I
Tho cut to straighten the line at
the niinith of the canyon has been con
I tracted for by Wes S Bateman
Superintendent Bailey slated today
l hat ho hoped to complete tho Hue as
far as the Hermitage toy July 1 I
Came Down in an Open Field After Striking a Tree in Maneuvering
Which Caused Slight lamage to the Airship Zeppelin Did
Not Visit Berlin Owing to a Loss of Some Gas
Voyage Vas Most Successful
Gocpingen May 31The Zeppelin
I airship on Its way back to Frederlch
shafen from Bltterfeid came down in
an open field near here today The
I landing was intended only for a men
euver but the envelope of tho pointed
bow of the vessel came In contact
with the branch of a tree and was
torn After an examination of the
damage it was decided to send to
Freiderichsnafon for workmen to re
pair the damage before proceeding
The rent js only a slight one and can
bo mended toy tonight
The count explained here this morn
Ing that ho did not continue on to Ber
lin from Bitlerfold last night because
the aIrship had lost some gas and ho
thought It wiser to start on the re
turn trip to Frlederlchshafcn par
ticularly as tho homeward journoy
I would require from fifteen to twenty
I The aeronaut is satisfied with Ms
journey which is tho longest excur
sion yet undertaken The airship cov
ered S50 miles including Its maneu
vering within thirty seven hours
Schwelnfucrst Germany May 31
The airship Zeppelin II passed over
Schweinfuerst at halfpast three o
clock this morning her way back
lo Fricdorichshafon from Blttergeld
rho vessel left the floating shed on
Lake Constance a little after 9 oclock
Saturday night The objective point
was Berlin where Emperor William
yesterday awaited the arrival of the
count but the dirigible got only as far
ap Blttorgeld some 400 miles from
the starting place when It was decid I
ed to return There are on board
Count Zeppelin hImself two engineers
and a crew of seven pen she aiDT
ship hah now been sailing aloft fpr
somethhig over 30hours without stop
ping or coming to tho ground
Ulm Germany May 31The Zep
pelin airship ran Into the branch of
a tree at tho Goepplngen railroad sla
lion between here and Stuttgart The
forward compartment of the balloon
was damaged but how seriously has
not yet been determined It Is pre
sumed however that the airship will
be able to continue on to Friedr ich
shafcn as the copipartments except
the forward one appeared to be in
tact at tho time of the discovery of
the accident
Berlin May 30Count Zeppelin
whose remarkable performances in
his first airship broungh unbounded
honor to tho Inventor today accom
plished the most striking feat in his
career He guided his Zeppelin II
from Frlederlchshafen to BHtcrfield
a dlstanco of more than 405 miles
without landing The journey lasted
nearly twentytwo hours and so far
i as known tonight Count Zeppelin Is
still in the air on the return journey
to Friederichshafen He has already
beaten all records for dirigible bal
loons with Uie opportunity of greatly
improving the performance
It was announced that the count
would come lo Berlin and land at the
Tomplchof parade grounds Hundreds
of thousands gathered there this af
ternoon The emperor and empress
several of the princes and the lead
Ing military officials and officers were
present and toward evening search
lights were net to work in anticipation
of tile approach of the airship Sol
diers kept on enormous space clear
until half past ten oclock at night
when a dispatch from BIttcrfield an
nounced that the airship was return
ing to jlie Htarting place at Frieder
ichshafon which caused the most in
tense disappointment
Count eppelln who personally was
in charge of the airship and whose
hand Wits at tho tiller during tho
greater part of the Journey had not
allowed a word lobo made public rel
ative to his Intention to undertake an
endurance trip It was however com
mon knowledge that ho purposed to
seize tho first favorable opportunity
to proceed to Berlin In his newest
craft Zeppelin If which was rebuilt
to displace the one destroyed near
The voyage began under favorable
conditions There was a lowering
sky rain clouds and a strong bide
wind when the airship left the float
ing hall shortly after 9 oclock lust
Tho Naiisnlp descended directly for
a few hundred feet and passing
over the town of Friedrlchshofen pro
ceeded northward
Early in the morning the people of
TrouchtUngon a small city In central
Bayarln were awakened by the noise
of tho propellers of the craft which
was pausing slowly his was the
first occasion the count had journeyed
over Bavaria and his arrival an hour
and a half later at Nuremberg caused
the greatest surprise to thouasnds of
pleasuru seekcrs who were preparing
for the holiday excursions I
Portland S May gnIn a Jei
ter Hi her mother at Oregon City
Miss Mary dele Case makes I hean r
houncomcrjl that she is engaged to be
married to young Claus Spreckels of
San Frnnclpco The latter was writ 1
ten slay 1G MFC Case said last J
nightVary sad nothing more than they
wore engaged I do not think they I
I expect to bo married right away i
though I have no Information on this
point J I
l Mary leaves Paris for home on
Tune I and will stop a day or two in
Rockford Ills to visit my brother
She probably will reach home about
the middle of June
Strike Conditions in
Philadelphia Are
Philadelphia May 31 Although the
Philadelphia Rapid Transit company
brought men to the city yesterday and
I during the night to take the places of
its motormen and conductors who
I went on strike Saturday the street
car service is worse today than at any
tittle since the trouble began Only
about one quarter of the regular num
ber of cars operated by the company
which controls every line in the city
are running today a day when the
equipment of the big corporation Is
always taxed by the holiday crowds
The Market street subway and ele
vated roads liavo not been effected by
the strike tho employes on these
lines receiving higher pay than the
surface workers I
The strike iHS scrlouslv interfered
with the observance of memorial day
thousands of persons being forced to
give up tlielr visits to cemeteries
or forego their pleasure trips to parks
and other places On some of the
lines service is practically suspended
Automobiles are being hired at high
figures and thousands of teamsters
are carrying people at five and ten
cents a ride
The strikers have a sympathetic fol
lowing due In a largo measure to
t 1e action of the traction compunr In
advancing the fare a month ago from
six rides for a quarter to five cents
straight Every car is carrying two
policemen and on some linos four
He Declares Salt Lake Is Entitled to
the Capitol and the State
Should Build
Editor Standard Let us reason to
gether There will be an election on
lhe Sth of June by a voto of yes
or no to determine If we are willing
to be taxed one mill per aiTnum for
15 years for the purpose of building
the capitol for the State of Utah at
Salt Lake City which city Is fixed
as the scat of government by the con
Twothirds of the legislatures vote
ib required to authorize un election
for amending the constitution There
arc 63 members in the legislature
Considerably more than twothirds of
the members arc from Salt Lake coun
ty and south ofiL It is fair to as
sume that twothirds of a voto can
not be obtained to authorize nn elec
tion for amending or changing the con
stitution for that purpose
The dignity of the State of Utah
demands that we have a capitol All
the other status have capitols except
The legislature meets in the city
and county building at Salt Lake City
and Is liable to be denied that priv
ilege whenever city and county need
it for themselves As it ISthe rooms
assigned to the legislature lade ovqry
fecililyhaving conimltteo rooms
alI in ti jlolnt sessIdtTbelng entirely
Inadequate t I I
J understand the offices of state of
ficials are now scattered and rents
are paid above 20000 annually Ky
cry state in the Union was asked to
pay tor its capitol Why should
this lifr an pvctrption rite capita
will have to be built at some time
Why not now Can we less afford to
build a capitol than other states
Salt Lake City assisted us greatly
in obtaining the Deaf and Blind ichool
which was given us by the constltu
lion at the same time when the seat
of government was det Lned for
I Salt LakeCity Why should Ogden
oppose Salt Lake City In obtaining that
I which was decreed to that city when
ho constitution was framed Is it
just Is It fair
Ogden first knows she cannot get
i the capital secondly it cannot raise
onehalf a million for that purpose It
I goes without saying that all this our
I position tender Is hot air and Is un
i worthy of Ogden and an injustice TO
our sister city by whose kind offices
ve obtained for Ogden another public
At present the Stale of Utah has
no home for its legislature nor for
its state officers At some time we
must have a capitol Why not came
mence lo have it now The state will
have to be taxed for it at some time
why not now Wo can afford it now
just as well as later
Dont let us act the dog in the man
ger Quit fooling I shall vote yes
Utah Is next to the youngest slate
in the Union That is why Utah has
not a capitol and the others have A
majority of the legislators south of
Salt Lake would vote for Ogden Tho
newspapers of southern Utah have de
clnred in favor of Ogden The We
ber club Is authority for the offer of
half a million dollars for the capitol
We have no reason for Questioning its
good faith or doubling its ability to
make good Editor Standard
Boy Choked in Slimy
Ooze in Bottom of
an Excavation
Los Angeles Cal May 3J Elmer
Carlisle 17 years old son of H IS
Carlisle wan choked to death to tlr
slimy ooze and nviid in the bottom of
an excavation on Avenue Fifty yester
day when he dived into the pool
thinking to take a swim
One of his companions braved rtcjiiji
In an endeavor to save the boys life
and another boy ran for assistance
to such a distance that when he reach
ed help and gasped out his story ho
fell unconscious to the ground with
the blood gushing from noso and
When assistance arrived dynamite
was resorted to to loosen Carlislen
body from the clinging grip of the
mud into which he had sunk but all
these efforts were futile and the body
finally was pulled out with pike poles
storage Rate Goes Into Effect Bring
Ing Reduction of 25 Cents a Ton
The railroads have announced that
tho summer storage roight rate on
coal will bo reduced for three months
beginning tomorrow Jn order to give
consumers the opportunity for laying
in supplies for next wlntor The local
dealers have agreed that the reduction
on freight sates of 25 cents per ton
on both lump and slack coal shall bo
given to the consumers and that be
ginning tomorrow lump coal will tot
sold in this city for 560 Instead of
6575 pe rton and slack coal at 350
instead of 375 per ton
Some months ago the railroads an
nounced hat theyy would reduce tye
freight rates on coal 25 cents per ton
for three months this summer begin
ning June 1 and at that time stated
an effort would bo made to get Uio
mine owners TO make a similar reduc
tion on the price of coal at the mines
for tho same period of time so that
consumers would get a reduction of
60 cents per ton for storage purposop
The mine operators however would
not agree lo tho reduction stating tnt
it costs morn anything to mine the
coal In the summer than in tho win
ter and UJaL they found it more prof
jtablc to close down work than to
keep full crows working In the sum
mer months mining coal at any price
Ices than sold for at tho dines

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