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1 J. H. EBTILL. Editor and Proprietor, f A HOT FIGHT ON FULLER. HIS NOMINATION REPORTED WITH OUT RECOMMENDATION. Democratic Senators Count on the Votes of Messrs. Cullom ani Farwell to Effect Confirmation Before the End of the Month—No Flaw in His Character. Washington, July 2.—Ever since the President nominated Melville W. Fuller to be chief justice, the extreme republican partisans of the senate have been casting about for some means of preventing his confirmation. The day after the nomina tion was sent in a gentleman said to Chair man Edmunds of the senate judiciary com mittee : “Well, 1 see we have anew chief justice.” “Have wei” asked Mr. Edmuuds in re ply, and ever since he has been endeavoring to make his sneering question significant. HUNG it up. Aided by the other republican members of the committee on the judiciary he hung the nomination upend then, tried to find gome one who could pick flaws. The only result of these efforts to find something derogatory to the personal or professional character of Judge Fuller was the fishy charge from someone in Chicago, which Mr. Edmuuds and his republican colleagues made the mistake of submitting anony mously to Judge Fuller. Judge Fuller’s dignified and scathing reply completely dis posed of that, but it only stung Mr. Edmunds into greater desiro to defeat his confirmation. ONLY ONK WEAPON LEFT. He had no weapon left, however, except delay, and he cams to feci, under the pres sure of letters from republicans in Chicago and other cities, that it would he unwise to longer delay action in committee. Ac cordingly he and the other republicans of the committee, Messrs. Hoar, Ingalls, Evarts and Wilson, of lowa, grudgingly and ingraciously agreed in the meeting this morning to report the nomination without recommendation. A FUTILE EFFORT. The democrats of the committee triad to get the republicans to acknowledge inan - Hilly that there was nothing to be said against Judge Fuller, except that he was a democrat, by reporting the nomination favorably. They discussed this proposition for some time with the republicans, com pelling the latter to admit that they could not vote to report the nomination unfavor ably because they had found no fault in it, but failing to bring them to that point of liberality where they w ould admit the fail ure publicly by reporting the nomination favorably. HOAR’S ASSERTION. Mr. was a democrat, and Mr. Hoar had said the President could not fin 1 a fit man in the democratic party for the chief justiceship, and so he ought not to be confirmed. This was the republican line of thought, though they did not dare make it effective by adopting an adverse report, consoling themselves by making no report at all. THE DEMOCRATS YIELD. Seeing that they could get no more, the democrats expressed their willingness to let the nomination be reported without recom mendation, reserving, of course, the right to advocate the confirmation of the nomin ation. Accordingly the nomination was reported to the senate In executive session this afternoon and placet! on the calendar. Mr. Edmunds and his followers in this matter are disposed to keep it there without action as long as possible, availing them selves of the crowd of business before it, and trusting to the chapter of accidents to give them some opportunity to defeat its confirmation, or, at least, defer it until next session. HOPE OF THE DEMOCRATS. The democrats do not think that Mr. Ed munds will be able to prevent confirmation for a considerable length of time. Both Senators Farwell and Cullom of Illinois told the President before he sent Judge Fuller’s nomination in that it would be con firmed. If they had not given this assur ance the nomination might not have been made at all. They are now expected to re deem this promise. Neither of them has as yet returned from attending the Chicago convention, but they will both be here this week. If thpy co-operate the nomination will be confirmed tins month. ONLY EIGHT SENATORS PRESENT. A Slim Attendance at the Opening Session of the Week. Washington, July 2.—There were ex actly eight senators present this morning when the session opened at 11 o’clock. The conference report on the legislative appro priation bill was presented and concurred in. The senate bill explanatory of the act to settle certain accounts between the United States and Mississippi and other states was reported from the committee on public lands and placed on the calendar. The house joint resolution extending to the states of Florida and Louisiana the joint resolution of May 14, 1888, relating to the disposition of public lands in certain states, was reiiorted from the same commit tee and pns-icd with an amendment continu ing it in force till the adjournment of the present congress instead of till the adjourn ment of the present session Mr. Plumb, who had eharga of it, stated that congress would undoubtedly adjourn within a few weeks. DEMOCRACY AND THE DEBT. A Big Slice Cut Out of the National Obligation Last W eek. Washington, July 2.—The debt state ment issued to-day shows the decrease of the public debt during the month of June to be $14,439,502 44; the decrease of the debt since June 30, 188", $113,844,030 88; the cash in the treasury, $629,854,080 Ho; goM certificates outstanding, 8119,887,370 silver certificates outstanding, $2U0,387,376; certificates of deposit outstanding, $14,415,- 060; legal tenders outstanding. $346,681,016; fractional currency (not iucluding the amou-it estimated as lost or destroyed), ?6,032,643.82; total interest bearing debt, $1,015,140,013; total debt of all kinds, sl,- 117,784,703 72; debt, less available credits, 11,165,584,056 64. Senators Adjourn Till Thursday. Washington, July 2.--111 the senate to day, on motion of Mr. Hoar, the fishery treaty, and Mr. Morgan’s resolution there upon, were postponed till Tuesday of next week. Mr. Turpio then proceeded to address the Senate on the President’s tariff message. At the close of Mr. Turpie’s speech the •enate went into executive session, and at 4:35 o’clock adjourned till Thursday. Florida’s Vacant Marahalshtp. Washington, July 3.—The President to day nominated Peter F. Knight of Florida to be United States marshal for the soul h ern district of Florida vice Fernando J. Moreno, resigned. mimm KILLING TIME IN THE HOUSE. Mr. Anderson Forces the Reading of a Long Bill from His Own Pen. Washington, July 2.—ln the house this morning the following bills were intro duced and referred. By Mr. Herbert of Alabama—Granting a right-of-way through the Fort Morgan military reservation to the Birmingham and Navy Cove harbor railroad company. By Mr. Anderson of lowa—Providing for the control and redemption of railroad lands acquired by the United States under judicial foreclosure or forfeiture. It is the bill introduced by Mr. Anderson in April last. It is a very long measure, and Mr. Anderson demanded its reading in full in order to consume time and prevont, as long as possible, the offering of a motion for the passage of the Union Pacific funding bill under a suspension of the rules. For an hour and a half the reading clerk was uninterrupted in his monotonous read ing of the hill, but at 12:30 o’clock the pro ceedings were diversified by Mr. Bland of Missouri, with a motion to adjourn which was, however, declared to be out of order pending the reading, and again the weary clerk resumed his task. OTHER DIVERSIONS. Diversions were also created by the pre sentation of the conference reports on the diplomatic and consular appropriation hill, Natchez railroad bridge bill and the legis tive appropriation bill, all of which were agreed to. the clerk was about to resume the read ing of Mr. Anderson’s bill when Mr. Bland of Missouri asked unanimous consent that the call of states should be completed with the understanding that no motions to sus pend the rules should be made. To this Mr. Hopkins of New York ob jected, and Mr. Burrows of Michigan also conditionally objected, stating his desire to pass tho dependent pension bill under a sus pension of the rules. ANOTHER PROPOSITION. Then Mr. Clardy of Missouri came for ward with a proposition that unanimous consent bo given for present’ consideration of the Nicaraguan bill, tho situation other wise to remain unchanged. In this case Mr. Hayden of Massachusetts was the ob jector; and the regular order having been demanded the clerk once more resumed the Anderson bill. Finally the reading was concluded, but Mr. Anderson of lowa was on his feet and he immediately introduced a bill to establish a municipal code for the District of Colum bia, a volume of 312 pages, and called for its reading. could'c break the deadlock. A quarter of an hour was then consumed in an ineffectual effort to break the dead lock, Mr. Holman of Indiana endeavoring to secure unanimous consent for considera tion of the land forfeiture bill, while Mr. Cannon of Illinois, and Bayne of Pennsyl vania, voiced the desire of the republicans to proceed to consideration of the dependent pension bill. Then with a view to securing time to effect a compromise, Mr. Bland of Missouri moved a recess for thirty minutes. On this motion no quorum voted and the call of the house was ordered. an adjournment. Two hundred and eighteen members re sponded to their names, and Mr. Mills of Texas, moved an adjournment. The motion was lost by a vote of 87 yeas to 104 nays. Mr. Mills then demanded the regular order, and the clerk proceeded to read the municipal code bill, introduced by Mr. Anderson. Mr. Hatch of Missouri said it was per fectly evident that tho reading of the bill would consume all the time up to 5 o’clock, when th house would have to adjourn under the previous order. In the interest of the convenience of the members and clerks, he moved an adjournment, and ut 3:30 o’clock tho motion prevaded. FELTON TO BE UNSEATED. The Democratic Contoatant from Cali fornia Coming Out First Best. Washington, July 2.—By a strict party vote the house committee on elections to-day decided the California contested election case of Sullivan vs. Felton in favor of the contestant (Sullivan), and will report a reso lution unseating Mr. Felton. The repub licans will prepare a minority report, which will probably be drawn by Mr. Rowell of Illinois, favorable to Mr. Felton’s claims. Mall Fumigation at Plant City. Washington, July 2.—The Postmaster General has telegraphed instructions to tho postmaster at Plant City, Fla., to fumigate all outgoing mails, on account of the re ported infectious fever there. A Few Bonds Bought. Washington, July 2.—The bond offer ings to-day aggregated $159,100. The ac ceptances were $7,600 at 127 for 4s and 107% for 4%5. _________________ FELLED AT HIS DESK. A Cashier of Birmingham Attacked by Black Burglars. Birmingham, Ala., July 2.—A daring burglary and dastardly attempt at murder occurred about midnight Saturday at tho Alabama coal and storage warehouse of tho Armour packing company, on Ninth avenue, near Twenty-third street. C. E. Avery, cashier of the company, was sitting at his desk working ou Lis books, when two negroes entered the house, and one of them struck bins a 6<svy blow, which felled him. Mr. Avery recovered himself and reuchod for his pistol, but the other negro came to his comrade’s rescue and struck Mr. Avery over tho head with some soft, heavy substance, knocking him insensible. They then took the safe key from Ids pocket, rifled the safe of about SIOO in money, set the books and accounts on tiro and then left. The cracking of the flumes attracted the attention of some gen tloineii who wore sleeping in another part of the building and they reached the oiiice before any damage, except to the books, could be done. About ar. hour after the occurrence Mr. Avery recovered conscious ness, and he says he believes that ho could recognize tne negroes if he could see them again. SHERMAN TO HARRISON. The Ohio Senator Proteases Friendship and Promises Support. Indianapolis, July 2.—Gen. Harrison has received a warm congratulatory letter from Bonn tor Sherman. Inasmuch as it has been assorted that the Ohio Senator was in nn unpleasant frame of mind over his defeat at Chicago and the success of the Indiana candidate, the letter proves to bo of more than usual political interest.. The letter is full of friendship to Gen. Harrison and expresses warmly an intention to sup port tho ticket. Ex-Teller Pitcher’s Trial. Montreal, July 2.—A1l the directors of the Union hank of Providence have arrived here and ths trial of tho aleconding teller, Pitcher, on a charge of bringing stolen money into Canada, will be proceeded with I to-niorrew. SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, JULY 3, 1888. RIVER BILLS NOT JOBS. Senator Hoar Denounces Promiscuoue Onslaughts. Washington, July 2. —After some time devoted to District of Columbia business, the senate to-day took up the river and harbor bill, some amendments to which hail been reserved on Saturday for separate votes. The demand for a separate vote on the Hennepin canal amendment was with drawn by Mr. Vest on a suggestion that the question might be loft to the conference committee, but subsequently a motion to reconsider was made by Mr. Sherman. NOT BAD MEASURES. In the course of the discussion Mr. Hoar vehemently denounced the criticism anil abuse so generally indulged in by some senators, and by some newspapers in rela tion to the river and harbor lulls. He bad got sick, he said, of hearing senators trying to blacken the character of their own asso ciates in public life by charging that the river and harbor bills wore made up of miserable bargains, log rollings and cheat ing. A TEST. He had taken the most villifiod river and harbor bill ever beforo the public, and had gone over item by item, with the reports of the engineers and such other facts as he could get, and had written a letter to his constituents defend ing the bill. A newspaper which had joined in these attacks, and which, he was ashainod to say, got its indorsement from senators, employed one of the ablest men on its editorial staff to answer his letter and to attack him on the record, and this writer after examining all the documents,reported to his principal that Mr. Hoar was entirely right and he would not write the article. A VILE BLANDER. It was a vile slander on the representa tives of the American people to declare that these river and harbor bills to any consid erable extent, to any appreciable extent, to any extent amounting to 5 per cent., con tained provisions that were not thoroughly defensible or that were not demanded by the interests of international or interstate commerce. If this bill contained improper items in any considerable numbers the senator from Maine (Mr. Frye), with a character as unsullied as any man who walked on the continent, was unfit for his place in the senate (as chairman of the com mittee on commerce) either by reason of want of capacity or by reason of want of integrity. There was no alternative. VEST’S ADMISSION. Mr. Vest, a member of the committee of commerce, took the responsibility of say ing that legislation on river aid harbor bills was not free from criticism. Much of it was done by a species of agreement—not to say log-rolling. One senator went to another and asked him to help a matter in which he was interested, promising to do the same for the other. Mr. Hoar—But are they honest items or not! DEFENDS HIS COMMITTEE. Mr. Vest—That is knottier, question. I undertake to say for tho committee cn com merce that wo have honestly tried to do our duty, but we have put appropriations in this bill against our judgmont, certainly against my judgment, because we have been overwhelmed by personal solicitation and as the effect of personal solicitation. At the close of a long discussion, the amendment abolishing tho Missouri river commission was disagreed to. Mr. Palmer offered au amendment ap propriating $350,000 for the purchase of the Portage Lake and Lake Superior ship canals. Agreed to. MOKE MONEY FOR FLORIDA. Mr. Call moved to increase the appropri ation for the St. John’s river, Florida, from $150,000 to $250,000. After argumenls in favor of tho amendment by Messrs. Call and Pasco, it was agreed to by a vote of 23 yeas to 18 nays. Mr. Call also moved to insert an item of SIO,OOO for Indian river, Florida, but the motion was disagreed to. Mr. Sherman said he would not insist on his motion to reconsider the vote agreeing to the Hennepin canal amendment, although he was opposed to it. Mr. Daniel called for a separate vote on the amendment reducing the appropriation for James River, Virginia, below Rich mond from $250,000 to $200,000 and argued against the amendment It was disagreed to. THE BILL PASSED. The bill was then passed. The bill as originally reported from the senate com mittee 011 commerce appropriated $21,562, 753 77; as it finally passed the senate to-day, it appropriates $22,474,783 77; having been increased by the senate $913,000. SAVANNAH’S ITEM. Savannah’s item in the bill as passed to day by the senate remains as reported by the commerce committee. The house will disa gree to it, but the Georgians think they can keep it in the bill in conference. Mr. Call tried in various ways to get his SIO,OOO amendment in for the Indian river, Lake Worth and Key West improvement, but the senate would not take it in any of the several forms. Chairman Frye said, in commenting on one of Mr. Call’s attempts: "If you’d let her, Florida would absoru it all as sand does water.” BROOKS’ MOTHER AND SISTER. A Long and Tearful Irftervlew with the Condemned Chloroformer. St. Louis, July 2.—Mrs. S. N. Brooks, mother of Hugh M. Brooks, alias Maxwell, the chloroformer, and her daughter Annie, arrived hero this morning from Hyde, Eng land, and later in the day had an interview with young Brooks at the jail. The}’were not permitted to enter the cell department of the prison, that being contrary to the rules, hut they held a long and earne-t con versation with their son and brother through the wire screen or netting which separates the jail proper from the cage in which friends or relatives are allowed to see and talk with the prisoners. The meeting was tearful and affectionate, and continued for more than two hours, but the particular nature of the conversation is not known. NATIONALITY FOR CANADA. A Significant Artie.e in the Leading Newspaper of Winnipeg. Chicago, 111, July 3.—A dispatch from Winnipeg says: “The Free Press in its article on the twenty-first anniversary of the confederation comes out strongly for Canadian independence. It says: ‘The real destiny of Canada, the only goal which her people nre bent upon attaining, is the fullest national development which cun fall to the lot of any country. Thoroughly Independent politically no country on carta is more fitted to bocorne a nation than Canada. ’ ” A Newspaper In a Bad Fix. Hartford, Conn., July 2.—The AStna life insurance company of this city com menced to-day a civil suit for malicious libel against the Hartford Telegram, i laim ing damages m the sum of $50,600. All the property of the paper has been seized and removed by the sheriff, and the office of the paper has oeeu closed. GORDON AT GETTYSBURG THE GEORGIAN GIVEN A GREAT OVATION ON THE FIELD. A Speech In Which the Virtue of Magnanimity is Eloquently Extolled —A High Compliment to Gov. Beaver —The Pennsylvanian Wildly Cheered —A Telegram from Mrs. Pickett—The Parade. Gettysburg, Pa., July 2.— Today was a beautiful one, and the town has boon crowded with people, a majority of whom are veterans of the war. Tho earlier part of the day was occupied busily enough in holding regimental, brigade and corps re unions anil dedicating memorials. At 4:30 o’clock the grand procession moved from Center square and Baltimore street, along which the federal troops returned after the bloody fighting of the first day, to the national cemetery. Into this it turned and swept up tho northern avenue to the beautiful avenue. First rode Col. Gibson, followed by two aides. A GLITTERING PAGEANT. The United States baud followed, and then came the regular troops, the light ar tillery under Col. Livingstone and the cav alry under Maj. Carpenter, marching only ns regulars can march when they know tho eyes of major generals are upon them. Con ter no’s band of sixty pieces, led hy the Ninth militia, Col. Stevens, Now York*s crack command, and the various posts came straggling along afterward, many with drum corps, tho whole making a noise which was, perhaps, equalled by the awful artillery duel twenty-five years ago. Hero within hearing of the spot where Lincoln made his immortal speech at the dedication of the soldiers’ monument, Nov. 111, 1863, the exercises of reunion between the blue and the gray took place. ON THE ROSTRUM, On the rostrum tho front row of chairs was occupied by Gen. Sickles, Gen. Beaver and Gen. Robinson, all with crutclies; Gen. Gordon of Georgia, Gen. Graham, Gen. Butterfield, and Rev. Dr. Valentine of the Southern theological seminary. At 5:04 o’clock Gen. Robinson arose, and in a few brief words introduced Gen. Sicklos as presiding officer, who opened the exercises with an eloquent address. GEN. SICKLES’ SPEECH. Gen. Sickles said: This assemblage marks an epoch. You are survivors of two great armies. You and your comrades fought hero the decisive battle of a long aiul terrible cruel war. Twenty five years have passed, and now the combatants or 1H63 come together on your old field of battle to unite in pledges of love and devotion to one constitu tion, one union and one flag. To-day there are no victors and no vanquished. As Americans we may all claim a common share in tho glories of this battle-field, memorable for go many brilliant feats of arms. No rrst# rn the colors of any battalion, battery or troop that contended here for victory. The gallant Huford, who begun the battle, and the brave Pickett, who closed the struggle, fitly represent the intrepid hosts that for three days rivalled each other in titles to martial renown. Among the hundreds of memorial structures on this field, there is not one bearing an inscription that wounds the susceptibilities of an honor able and gallant foe. This meet ing is an historical Tevenfc. We build here on this battlefield to-day an altar sacred to peace and tranquility and union. We sow the seeds of friendship oetween communi ties and states and populations once hostile and now reconciled. We all share in the rich har vest reaped by the whole country, north and south, east and west, from the new America born on this battlefield, when the republic con secrated her institutions to liberty and justice. PERPETUATING TOE MEMORIES. It is sometimes said that it is not wise to per petuate the memories of civil war, and such was the Homan max iin, but our civil war was not a conspiracy against the ruler, it w as not the plot of a soldier to oust a rival from power, it was not a pronunciainento. The conflict of 1861-*GS was a war of institutions and systems and poli cies. It w.vh a revolution ranking in importance with the French revolution of the eighteenth century ami with tho English revolution of the seventeenth, universal in the benificent influ enco upon the destinies of this couutry and in effaceable in the footprints it made in the path of our national progress. The memories of such a war are as indestructible as our civiliza tion. The names of Lincoln and Lee and Grant and Jackson can never lie effaced from our annuls. The valor ami fortitudes and achievements of both armies were unsurpassed in any age, demand a record in American histo ry. and now that'time and thought, common sense and common interests, have softened all the animosities of war, we may bury them for ever, whilst we cherish and perpetuate us Americans the immortal heritage oi honor be longing to the republic that became imperisha ble when it became free. OUR HEROIC AGE. The war of 1861 65 was our heroic age. It demonstrated the vitality of republican institu tions. It illustrated the martial spirit and resources and genius of the American soldier and sailor. It was a war in which sentiments and ideas dominated interests. The lavish sacrifices of blood and treasure, the un yielding tenacity of the combatants, the o*n stancysnd firmness of the people of both sides, men and w omen, old and young, rich and poor, signalized the great, conflict as th** heroic, age of the republic. We now see that the obstinacy of the war on both sides compelled a settle ment of all the elements of disunion between tho north and south An earlier peao<* might have been a mere truce to he followed by recurring hostilities. We fought until the furnace of war melted all our discords, and moulded us in one homogenous nation. Let us all )>e devoutly thankful that God has spared us to witness, and t<> share the ble usings bestowed by providence upon our country, and the coin* pensation for the countless sacrifices made to establish on a just and firm foundation government of the people, by the people and for the people. For myself, I rejoice that I am here to-day to meet so many comrades and so many foes, and to unito with all of you In pledges of friendship and fraternity, and I now ask you. one and all, the survivors of the blue and the gray, to affirm with one voice our unanimous resolve to maintain our union, pre serve our institutions and defend our flag.” GORDON GIVEN AN OVATION. Whsn Gen. Gordon appeared before tho great crowd that filled toe vast lawn before the rostrum the cheers and hurrahs were almost deafening and throughout his speech he was interrupted by cries of “Good!” “Hurrah!” and other exprvs-ions of pleas ure and approval, such as must have been flattering in the extreme to Georgia’s chief executive. THE GOVERNOR’S SPEECH. He said: , Mr. President anti Fellow Boldiers: I frrect you to-night with far less trepidation and nflnitely more pleasure than in the early days of July, 186a, wnen I last met you at Getty* burg. I came then as now to meet the soldiers of tne union arm/. It would be useless to at tempt utterance of the thoughts which now thrill my spirit,. The temptation is to draw the contrast between the scenes which then were witnessed and those which greet us to.night, to speak of the men whom I then marched and <*r those whom we met, of those who have survived to meet again 25 years later and of tho*e who here fought and fell, of the contrast mad** by this mass of manlv cordiality and good fellowship with the long line* of duaty u&Borma which then stood in too battle array with bristling bayonet* and spread ensigns moving in awful thence, and sullen tread to grapple each other in deadly conflict, j would speak of nil these and the motive.*, which impel each of the sway ing sides of the three days lighting, of the final federal victory and of its preponderating Influ ence in turning the scales of war. The nature of the pleasing duty assigned forbids this. VIRTUE or MAONANIMITY. There is, howsvsr, one suggestion which dominate* my thoughts at this hour, to presc ut which 1 ask brief indulgence. Of ail the mortal virtues, tho oue which is perhaps more charac teristic of the truly brave is the virtue of mag nanimity. “My fairest earldom would 1 give Tv) bid clan alpine's chieftain live” was tho noblo sentiment attributed to Scot land's magnanimous monarch as ho stood gazing Into the face of his slain antagonist. That sentiment, immortalized by Scott in his musical and martial verse, will associate for all time the name of Scotland's king with those of the great spirits of the past. How grand the exhibition of the same generous impulses that characterize the victories upon this memorable field. My fellow coun trymen of tbe north, if l may bo permitted to speak for those I represent, let me assure you that in the pro roundest depths of their nature they reciprocate that generosity with all the manliness and sincerity of which brave men are capable. In token of that sincerity they join in consecrating for annual patriotic pilgrimage those historical heights, which drank such copi ous draughts of American blood, poured so free 1 3* in the discharge of duty os each con edived it—a Mecca for tbe north, which so grandly defended it. and a Mecca for tho south, which so bravely and persistently stormed it. A MONUMENT OF PEACE. We join you in .setting apart this spot as an enduring monument of peace, brotherhood and perpetual union. I repeat the thought with additional emphasis, with singleness of heart ami of purpose, in tho name of our common country and of universal human liberty, and by tho blood of our fallen brothers wo unite in the solemn consecration of these battle-hallowed bids ns a holy eternal pledge of fidelity to the life, freedom and unity of this cherished re public. lam honored t* night In being selected to introduce one of the distinguished representa tives of that spirit of magnanimity of which I have spoken. I present t> you a soldier \\ ithout fear, reproach or malice, a soldier whose blood was spilt and whose body was maimed, though then, but a boy, while ho bravely and gladly obeyed his country's commands. I in troduoe to you a statesman, whose services are distinguished and whose record is stainless. 1 introduce to you a patriot, whose extended hand and generous heart an* ever open to all his countrymen. Soldier, statesman, patriot, 1 pre sent them all in the person of Gen. Gov. James A. Beaver of Pennsylvania. When Gov. Beaver h< bid' i on his crutches to tbe front of the rostrum ho was received not loss enthusiastically than his predecessor, and he also was broken in upon hy the hearty cries of tho spectators. GOV. BEAVER’S SPEECH. Following is Gov Beaver’s sjieech: Men Who Wore the Grav I have, been coin missioned by my comrades of the society of the army of the Potomac, who wore the blue, to address you in their behalf a few wordsof sim ple and sincere welcome. Although perhaps less dignified, you will allow- me, for th* 1 ! sake of simplicity and clearness, to use tho language of a direct address. A generation ago you and we lived together ns citizens of one country— subject to the provisions of a compact which had been made three-quarters of a century be fore bv our forefathers, itself the result of suc cessful revolution-which we called the consti tution of the United States. From the begin ning that compact or agreement had lw*en subject of divers and diverse interpretations; there came a time when, in your Judgement, the administration of the affairs of the govern meat, organized under that agreement, would not l>e conducted in accordance with what you considered a fair and just interpretation. Could you dissolve partnership ani keen a share of the property? This was the question. A DREAD TRIBUNAL. Ordinary tribunals could not decide it. You f 'ourselves, as w-e think, and as you will doubt ess admit, determined the tribunal which should try it. It was a dead tribunal, the last resort Among civil communities, the. dernier ref sort amongb rethren you offered the gage of battle. Th*- offer was accepted, the Issue joined. You donned the gray, we put on the blue, and the place upon which we stand to-day is one upon which a great argument in the long con test was made. There was more or less of in tense feeling involved, and yet I think I speak words of truth and soberness when I sav that, so far as we were concerned, there was nothing of personal animosity, or bitterness, or hate involved in the contest. My own case is that, which will doubtless illustrate many similar ones. My mother lived in Pennsylvania. She had three hoys who wore tho blue. Her only sister, and th** only other child of her father, lived Ifi Virginia. Her three boys wore the gray. Th#v served in the army of N rth ern Virginia We served for tho most part in the army of the Po ornac. FIRING UPON EACH OTHER. Our deadly shots were aimed at each other in many battles of the war in which these two armies confronted each other. Did that fact, think you. obliterate the love which those sisters bore to each other, or that which animated their sons. Nay, verily on our side the war was one of principles; of abstract ideas largely on your side, w* admit. With your views, of w hat was t* bo expected in tho future your prop erty rights and private interests were directly involved, ami hence the more intense feeling and ardor which you displayed. STANDING BY THE DECISION. You, as honorable men, have stood bv, and are bound to stand by, the decision. We, os honorable men, are bound to see to it that that decision is respected and that you shall not be called upon to admit more or to promise more than is involved in the decision, upon this plat form we meet here to-day. Upon this platform we stand as citizens of a common country. In standing upon it we claim no superi ority over you. You admit no inferiority to us. If such a feeling struggles for place in our hearts, the Issue or this field should determine that question. You are our equals in courage, our equals In perse veranee and our equals in intelligence our equals in all that constitutes and dignifies and adorns American character You are Ameri cans and so are we If the settlement of ques tions which naturally and necessarily grew out of the decision which the sword made in tho contest in which you wore tho gray and we wore the blue, were left to us who fought, they would have doubtless been more fully and more satisfactorily settled long ago than they ar to day; but, my countrymen, our care need not be as to the past. LOOK INC TO TIIE FUTURE. Its record is made up. Its decrees are re corded, Ite judgment final. You and I have something to do with the future. Our faces are to be resolutely turned to the front. The hand which beckons us points forward, not back ward, and it Ik in recognition of this fact and because that we as wearers of the gray and tbe blue can exert, and should exert, a great Influence in shaping the destiny of t his country, that my comrades of the army of the Potomac have in vited you here, that we may look each other in the face, may assure you of our desire to accord to you your full share in th** work w hich is be fore us. of our sympathy in the he roic efforts which you have made and are still making in building up the new south, and of our admiration for the courage and fortitude and endurance with which von sustained your ‘ idn of tho contest to which ) hav* alluded whose decision is be yond recall We .an only bow to the decision, and I think w*e are learning to say. more and ncre, uk day* go by, hat great ae wa* the cost, infinite as wok the price, the result pays— pays now and will pay much more In the future We welcome you tiecause we n< ed you. We welcome you because v>u need us. v. e welcome you h* iuhc we together must enter Into and posses* the future, and transmit this heritage to oncnmlng generation*. Arc we ready? Are vou ready? If so, let the lead past bury its death A MKSKAGK FROM M UR. PICKETT. Gen. Hicklee then road the following tele gram from Mrs. Pickett, widow of tho general who made the famous charge on tne afternoon of the Mrd: To the Chairman of the Committee of the Gettysburg Reunion, Gettysburg: When I accepted the suggestions of kind friends that iny presence would serve as a link in the chain of unity between the sections broken by the civil war. I was ready and most willing to make any sue rifle * to contribute to a perfect union of the survivors of the blue and the gray upon a field consecrated by the blend ing of the blood of the bravest men ever upon God's footstool, but knowing that the wings of sv%eet peace are unite*l and blended so that no single person can b.nd them more closely, and tbe condition of my health admonishing quiet. I tender you thanks and God s blesoing instead of uy presence. Mr*. Georoe E Pickett, Virginia GEN. HOOKER REPLIES TO QOV. BEAVICR. Chaplain McCabe of Virginia, who was to have responded to Gov. Heaver in behalf of the southern men, was, owing to a rail road delay, unable to be present, and Gen. Hooker of Mississippi took his place. Al though he spoke extemporaneously his ef fort was a splendid one. He said, in sub stance, that he did not come hero to say anything, but he had been moved by the generous spirit, which extended the invita tion to the soldiers of the gray to meet those of the blue on this occasion. When they laid down their arms with Gen. Leo they did it in good faith, and came back into the union to serve it. He did not know a nian who wore the grey who did not rejoice that these monuments were lining erected to the gallant union men who fell here, and as long as memory holds its sway the dead of the battle fields will start into our minds and their last utterances as they fell will ring through our ears. GICN. LONGSTKEET’S ARRIVAL. While the applause was still going on, Gen. Longstreet came quietly on tho stand, and after shaking hands with Gens. Sickles and Gordon, took a'seat near the latter. Gen. Sickles then, in a few fitting remarks, introduced the venerable war governor of Pennsylvania, Andrew G. Curtin. Gon. Curtin walked feebly to tho rail, which runs along .the edge of tho rostrum. His short talk convulsed ttio crowd with laughter. After Gen. Curtin, Gen. Long street spoke a few short sentences, and then (Jen. Slocum of the Twelfth corps addressed the audience for|a short time. Gen. Curtis, commander of the G. A. R. of Kentucky, followed. Rev. I)r. Valentine closed the exercises with the benediction. The immense crowd then broke up and amused itself in strolling over tho graves, l eading tho headstones and gazing upon tho beautiful monuments. To-night there is a reunion of t.ho army of tho Potomac and the streets are tilled with people. THE FINAL EXERCISER, To-morrow the final exercises of the re union of the army of the Potomac will be held at 8 o’clock in the national cemetery, whore George William Curtis will deliver an oration, and George Parson Lathrop will read ap- cm. Among the many noted per sons besides those already mentioned, who were on tho rostrum, were Gon. Colgrove, Gen. Barnum, Gen. Robinson of Ohio, Gen. Bordan, Gen. G. H. Sharpe, Gen. Bankhead, Maj. Cions, judge advocate general of tho army, and Gen. S. VV. ( rawford, who commanded the Pennsylvania reserves in this battle. The following telegram was received by Gen. Longstreet to-night: Washington, D. C., July 2, IRRR. Your friend arid comrade has gone to join the heroic columns of American soldiers in tho land of the dead, but Ills widow and son greet you from afar upon the field which consecrates the blending of the blood of brave men. Mrs Gbn. I’icektt. ON STANLEY’S TRAIL. Mujor Bartolot ISuDpoaed to Be Close Upon the Explorer. London. July 2. —Tho steamer Velta has arrived at Liverpool with Congo dispatches to May 2, which gave further details con cerning ttie camp on the Aruwbimi. The camp was suffering from lack of food and maladies arising from the surrounding swamps. Reconnoitering parties which had advanced along Stanley’s route passed quantities of human bones, which were apparently the remains of victims wlio had fallen in fights between fcttaiiley’s followers and the natives No re lief had been received by the camp from Tipi >oo Tib. t Maj. Bartelot, believing Stanley was not more than 500 miles beyond the camp in tho direction of Khartoum, was preparing to strike his tents and push on and join him. BULGARIA AND THE RUSS. Count Appuny Speaks on the Attitude of the Provinces. Perth, July 2.—Count Appony In a speech at Jasz-Bereny to-day, said: “Foreign papers again predict that we will bo forced to yield to Russia in regard to Bnlgaria. But the whole Hungarian nation insists that it cannot allow even a hair’s brood th infringement of the treaty rights of its Balkan neighbors. Wo do not arrogate to ourselves any special rights in the Balkans, neither can we allow other powers to assume greater rights than are accorded them by the Berlin treaty. We want peace. It is our firm conviction that resolution moans peace, while vacilla tion moans long continued war.” Egypt’s Cotton Crop. Alexandria, July 2.—The weather is favorable lor the cotton crop, which is equal to that of 1887. There are less worms than in former years. Panama Shares Tumbling. Pahih, July 2.—Tliero was a further fall of 15 francs in Panama canal shares to-day. Cholera at Messina. Rome, July 3.—Several cases of cholera are reported at Messina. FLAMES OTA SWEEP. Twenty-Two Stores and Residences in Ashes at Paragould. St. Louis, July 2.—Twenty-two business houses and residences in the town of Para gould, Ark., were burned Saturday night. The heaviest losers are: Bertig Bros., dry goods, lose $20,000; in sured for $-.1,000. W. H. Maxey, grocer, loss $5,000; no in surance. George Sordon, storehouse, loss $5,000; no insurance. Holman block, loss SO,OOO. Two hotels and the Green county bank were among the buildings destroyed. The total loss Is $0:1,000. Tho insurance Is slight. FLAMES IN A HARDWARE FACTORY. Reading, Pa., July 2.—The factory and warehouse' of the Reading hard waro works, several buildings five stono* high, covering several acres of ground and filled with manufactured goods and material, were totally burned to night, with the exception of one foundry building. The Reading hardware works were among the largest of the kind for the manufacture of general hardware in the country. The conflagra tion of to-night throws 700 hands out of employment. The loss is estimated at fully $.’550,000. with insurance of several hundred thousand dollars. The Are is attributed to spontaneous combustion. RAILROAD RATES. Two Roads Fighting the Schedule of lowa’s Commission. DbbMoines, la., July 2.—Notice was served on the railroad commissioners to-day by an order from Justice Miller for them to appear in the United States circuit court at a bearing in chancery ijefore him Monday, Aug. 0. The order was is-ued on petition of the Chicago, Burling ton and Quincy, and tho Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul railroads. It is ex pected that at the date named application will lie mailo to Justice Miller for a per manent injunction restraining the commis sioners from puttlug Into; fo.ee the uew schedule of rates. J PRICE $lO A YE AR. I 1 6 CENTS A COPY, f O'DONNELL'S LIBEL SUIT. HIS COUNSEL, FAILS TO MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION. A Formidable Array of Heavy Weight Legal Guns—Herbert Gladstone by the Plaintiff’s Side—The First Wit ness tho Editor of the London Dally News. London, July 2.—The trial of the action of Frank Hugh O’Donnell against the Lon don Times for libel, in its articles on “Par nallism aud Crime," was begun to-day. The court room was packed. Lord Chief Justice Coleridge presided. Mr. O’Donnell was represented by Mr. Reugg, junior counsel, who is a lean, nervous, bilious looking man. Herbert Gladstone, Arthur O’Connor and many other persons of prominence were present. HERBERT GLADSTONE PRESENT. Herbert Gladstone sat by Mr. O’DounelL.'a side. Tho Times was represented by Attorney General Webster, Sir Henry Jamas, L'linb loy Smith and William Graham Gwynne. Mr. lteugg in presenting the case for tho plaintiff declared that Mr. O’Donnell was not in sympathy with the Irish extremists but held their methods in detestation. Tho limes had no grounds for coupling his name with the party and the plaintiff there fore claimed £50,(00 damage. Mr. Reugg also said tha Mr. O'Donnell had not been, connected with the Farnellite party since 1884. NOT A MAGNETIC PLEADER. Mr. Ketigg’s voice wan not strong and his manner of speaking was monotonous. The impression created upon the auditors was not altogether favorable, and the court did not appear particularly interested. The first witness called was H. W. Lucy, editor of the Daily News. He said he con sidered that the references in the articles on “Parnellism and Crime” included Mr. O’Donnell. At this juncture Mr. Parnell entered th® court room. A POINT FOR THE DEFENSE. On cross examination Mr. Lacy gave tes timony which tended to prove that Mr. O’Donnell was present at national league meetings where violent speeches, inciting to murder and arson, were made, and against which he littered no protest. The Lord Chief Justice ruled that ques tions concerning Mr. Gladstone’s anti league speeches in parliament were irrele vant. CARDINAL MORAN AND THE PLAN. The Chronicle's Rome correspondent says; Cardinal Moran, in a lengthy conversation with the |mpe. w hile supporting the condemna tion of the plan of campaign and boycotting, advised the pope not to take too stern a view of the national movement, lest the Catholic Irish and their sympathizers, especially in America, udopt an attitude of defiance toward the Vatican. The poiie appears to have been influenced, and it is probable that he will be PUOlioally neutral in favor while secretly en forcing his views upon the Irish episcopacy. O’BRIEN’S CASE TO BE REHEARD. Dublin, J uly 2. —The court of exchequer has ordered the magistracy of Loughrea to rehear the case of William O’Brien, in or der to determine the question of the legality of his sentence. Eviction notices have been served oa thirty tenants on the Vandeleur estate in county Clare. Police and military, armed with a battering ram, will assist the evictors if necessary. GERMANY'S NEW POLICY. English Interforouco With Her Affaira Not to be Ignored. Berlin, July 2.—The Ilheinische West phalisehe Zeitung (free conservative) as sorts that it was the emperor's will that! England should not be mentioned in the speech from the throne, and it adds: “Some thing more will lie heard of English inter ference with German affairs. Although tho question regarding Dr. Mackenzie’s ac tion is allowed to slide, tho adoption of a similar course will not lie followed regard ing documents by Emperor Frederick, and now in England, relating to the negotiations with Emperor Frederick while at San Remo to consent to a regency under his son, tho present emperor. ’’ A DENIAL BY THE DOCTOR. Dr. Mackenzie, in a letter to Dr. Krause, denies that be said that a regency would have been probable if he had admitted that Emperor Frederick was afllcted with can cer. Prince Henry, the emperor’s brother, be comes commander-in-chief of the navy. Admiral Monts, who commanded the ill fated ironclad “Grosser Tofurst,” will prob ably be rnuda chief of the naval depart ment. Premier Crispi willl shortly visit Prince Bismarck at Friedrichsruhe. He will bear an autograph letter from King Humbert. French press telegrams are subjected to rigid censorship. The Hovas correspondent has applied for more lenient treatment. The Boersne Zeitung says that Gen. von Kchellendorf, minister of war, intends to resign. THE FRENCH FRONTIER INCIDENT. The North German Gazette gives the official version of the French violation of the frontier, which occurred on June 15. Two French officers belonging to the Paris garrison crossed the frontier near Villers and Bois and questioned the in hnbitants regarding localities and affairs generally. When leaving, they said: “You have been much oppressed by the Germans since 1871, but tho oppression won’t last much longer. Wears coming soon to reconquer our territory.” Herr Furth, under secretary of state, will succeed Herr Puttkamer as Prussian minis ter of the interior. Emperor William receives almost daily letters containing throats against his life. FASkI’ORT regulations. The North German Gazette refering to the passport regulations, says: “The absorp tion of Alsice-Lorraine by Germany was partly a strategic consideration with a view to the protects in of Germany against French invasion. The impression that the Vosges forms tho frontier line must bo strengthened and made perm anent. The passport regulations work in this direction, but they are not sufficient. Further measures will have to follow if tho severance of Alsace-Lorraine from France is to be systematically ob tained.” Coat of the Chicago Convention. Chicago, July 3.—The local cost of the republican national convention, it was as certained to-day, was SBO,OOO. A deficit of S7OO exists, but will be readily subscribed. The three largest items of expense were $7,000 to the Auditorium association for hall rent; $2,700 for electric lighting and $5,000 for entertaining the members of tho national committee. A Murderer Pardoned. Jackson, Miss., July 2.—Uov. Lowry has pardoned Dr. R. G. Penn, who was con victed in Copiah county five years ago of the murder of Robert Rials, aud sentenced to the penitentiary for life.