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People at Pretoria Preparing to Re
ceive British.
British Officers Jn Johannesburg
OlctatinK Terms of .Surrender.
Crowds In the Church Square at
Pretoria Awaiting the Arrival of
the Conquerors*—President KrngeT
Is at AVatervalboven—Rydenbara
May lie Made the Transvaal Capi
tal. but I.lttle More Armed Resist
ance Is Expected.
Pretoria, Wednesday, May 30.—British
officers are now at Johannesburg dictat
ing terms of surrender.
The British advance guard is half way
between Johannesburg and Pretoria.
It is reported that there is a force also
at Hatherly.
All the forces have been d-lsmisssed from
the forts around Pretoria.
President Kruger is now at Watervall
At a public meeting called this morning
by the burgomaster of Pretoria a commit
tee was appointed to keep the public or
London, May 31, 2 a. m—The Dally Mall
publishes the following dispatch from the
Dari of Rosslyn, who was a prisoner at
Pretoria, but who, as a civilian, appears
to have been released:
' Pretoria, Wednesday, May 30, 11:40 a.
m.— Pretoria will be occupied In about
two hours, without resistance. The Pres
ident has gone to Watervalboven. Bur
gomaster deSouza is authorized lo receive
the British. He, with an influential com
mittee of citizens, including Chief Justice
Gregorowski, has been appointed to pre
serve life and property dtirlng the inter
“Everything is quiet, but crowds are
waiting expectantly in Church square for
the arrival of the British.
"Fearing a possible disturbance and
b'oedshed among the prisoners of war at
Waterval, United States Consul Hay and
Lfigh Wood Insisted upon twenty officers
bring libeiated on parole to go to the
men. Their action cannot be too highly
"I was permitted to accompany the offi
cers. Everything was quiet.”
Look nu the War as Over.
London, 'May 31, 3 a. m.—Yesterday at
noon the British were only about two
hours' march from Pretoria, and the Boer
military forces had abandoned the city.
This intelligence comes from, the Reuter
agent at the Transvaal capital, and from
the Earl of Roeslyn, in a press dispatch.
The two messages left about the same
•Most of the London morning papers
treat the war as ended. Some of the more
cautious critics think that guerilla war is
likely to be carried on. for some time in
various parts of the conquered territories.
Although the Eoer forces are dissolving,
Lord Roberts apparently has net yet taken
any considerable quantities of artillery,
arms or stores. Large holies of Bo?rs
must still be somewhere In the field.
Watervalboven, or Waterfall Boven, is
a small mountain placefi 130 miles dee
cast of Pretoria, on the Delacoa Bay
Railway. The seat of the Boer govern
ment—what there is left of It—will proba
bly be Lydenburg, to the north.
Jolmaueabnrg Given I p.
A dispatch from Lorenzo Marquez, dat
ed Wednesday, says:
“Commandant Kraus has surrendered
Johannesburg to Lord Roberts. By to
night's train from Pretoria arrived n few
Creeks, wlio say they were told to leave
Pretoria Tuesday. They affirm that the
• r.i.'.n in which they left was shelled by
the British, and that half of the train
was cut off,the remainder steaming away.
This incident probably occurred at
'• andsfontein Junction.
“lassmg rs frem rfietoria asert that
the town is utterly demoralized. There is
a mad rush for the coast. Five train
loads of fugitives are expected here to
n ekt."
The Lorrnza Marquez correspondent
'hnk the border troubles between the
Transvaal and Portugal may c me to a
head at any mom nt. Komatl bridge is
s'rcngly def ndi and. Yesterday the Portu
>' re outh rites were preparing to re
sst a pczsltle engag ment. A mule bat
ivry was sent to the frontier.
Where the Boers May Go.
The Lorenzo Marquez correspondent of
th ■ Times says:
‘ It would not be surprising if a large
Pro orlion of the r bel Dutch sought tem
lorary refuge on Portugese territory.”
It is reported that a special train from
I re'.otla, with fugitives, was derailed on
the Transvaal side Of Komatl Poort, a
number of passengers being killed or in
The British authorities at Buluwayo
fpjje |fflatting
think the Boers will retire Into Southern
By the release of the British prisoners
at Walerval a full brigade will be added
to the army of Lord Roberts, as there
were 177 offikers and 4,182 privates among
Gen. Hunter re-entered the Transvaal
at Maribogopan Tuesday. The advance
was made olt the railway. Yesterday Gen.
Hunter reached Geysdorp, with ten days
Maribogopan is half way between Vry
burg and Mafeking. Geysdorp is from
twelve to fifteen miles east. Gen. Hunter
meets with tip resistance.
Gen. Baden-Powell is invading further
north, without opposition. Commandant
Snyman having gone towards Pretoria.
In Northern Natal, Utrecht has sur
rendered to Gen. Hildyard, and Gen.
Lyttletoo is moving to Vryheid.
It Has Now Become the Orange River
Colony of England.
Bloemfontein, Monday, May 28.—Amid
salutes and cheers and the singing of
“God Save the Queen,” the military gov
ernor, Major General George Prettyman,
at noon, formally proclaimed the annexa
tion of the Free State under the designa
tion of the Orange River Colony.
The ceremony was somewhat imposing
and the scene in the market square in
spiring. An immense concourse had gath
ered and the town was gay with bunting.
The balconies and windows surrounding
the square were crowded with ladies.
The troops were drawn up under com
mand Of General Knox and entertained
the spectators. The governor, accompa
nied by General Kelly-Kenny and their
s'affs, escorted by the Welsh yeomanry,
was greeted with a general salute, after
which, amid an lmyressive silence and in
a clear voice, heard In every part of the
square. General Pre'tyman read Lord
Roberts’ proclamation annexing the Or
ange Free State as conquered by Her Ma
jesty’s forces to the Queen’s dominions
and proclaiming that the state shall
henceforth be known as the Orange River
Lusty cheers greeted the concluding
words of the proclamation and these were
renewed with ever Increasing volume as
Lord Acheson unfurled the royal stand
ard and the bands struck up "God Save
the Queen.” All present Joined in singing
the national hymn.
The ceremony conc'uded with cheers for
the Queen, Lord Roberts and the army,
and a salute of twenty-one guns.
No Prolonged Defense by the Boer*
Is Anticipated.
London, May 30.—Any prolonged defense
of Pretoria is considered highly improb
able, and many military men anticipate
that Gen. French will capture the Trans
vaal capital within a day or two by a
sudden and unexpected 'move.
A dispatch from Mafeking, dated Fri
day, May 25, reports that Gen. Snyman,
the Boer commander, has left his force
and arrived at his farm wilh a shrapnel
bullet In his foot. The Boer laager,
Rooigraad, it is added, has retired fur
ther Into the Transvaal, and Mafeking Is
rapidly resuming its normal state.
Maj. Gen. Baden-Powell, on the Queen’s
birthday, gave a dinner to the officers
of the relief columns. During the course
of a speech proposing the Queen’s health,
the defender of Mafeking remarked that
he was so elated by the recent occur
rences that he felt that he could "drink
the health of Paul Kruger himself, coup
led with that of Cecil Rhodes," addin*:
"Because Kruger has been the cause
of the present great outburst of imperial
feeling, and Rhodes was the red' rag to
the bull which drew him on.”
The war office has communicated lo
the organizers of imperial yeomanry the
government's grutkude fo-r Its service.
The war office adds that the time has
arrived when the Committee of the Im
perial Yeomanry can safely be released
from “its arduous duties, so patriotically
assumed at a time of national emerg
Reports the British Beaten Back at
Pretoria, May 29. Tuesday—An official
war bulletin just isAied Is as follows:
"On ©unday a fight occurred close to
Van Wyckhurst, in Gatsrand. The fed
eral fought well and the British troops
seemed tired out. At dark the federal*
were forced to retire in the direction of
Van Wyckhurat on account of the over
whelming force of the British.
"The British attacked Witwatersrand
yesterday, and were in contact with the
federal* at Gntsrand, but they were beat
en back with grod results by the federal*
under Commandant Louis Botha. The fed
eral* were heavily bombarded all day long,
but kept their positions. The British loas
is reported to be considerable.
"The British art near Utrecht, and they
are also marching on Laing's Nek.”
Ileport Thnt the British AVere Re
pulsed nt Johnniieshnric.
Pretoria, Tuesday, May 29.—A dispatch
sent from Johannesburg last night de
scribes the town as Intensely excited
throughout the day on reports that the
British were approaching; but rays the
excitement subsided in the evening, ow
ing to rumors that the British had been
driven hack. There ore large numbers
of burghers' at Johannesburg, but re
markable order prevails there.
Town of Utrecht Hits Surrendered to
Gen. Hlldyaril.
London, May 30,—The following dispatch
has been received at the war office from
Gen. Buller:
"Newcastle, May SO. The enemy, having
formed a laager east of the town at Dorn
berg, pressed my right rear annoyingly.
On May 27 I directed a force under Hlld
yard, by Woolsdrlft and Utrecht, and an
other under Lyttleton by Schangadrtft, on
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Americans Along With Other Na
tions Landed Over 100 Meg at Tien
Tsin—Chinese Refuse to Allow
Tlym to Froeeed to IV kin—More
Massacres by the “Boxers” Who
Have Also Destroyed Much Prop
erly—Warships at Tien Tsin.
Tien Tsin, May 30. American, British.
Japanese, German, Russian and
French troops to the number of 100 each
have been ordered to guard their respect
ive legations at Pekin, but the Viceroy
here will not allow them to proceed hence
to Pekin on the railway without the au
thority of the Tsung Li Yemen.
One hundred and eight Americans, with
a field gun and a machine gun, landed
here last night amidst great enthusiasm
on the part of Qie residents. Five Russian
and one British warships have arrived at
Taku and the British are now landing.
Other warships are hourly expected.
Three thousand Chinese troops from Lu
Tai are expected here to-day, en route for
Fang Tal.
There is a disposition here to believe
that the “Baxers" will disperse before the
foreign troops are ready to act.
Tien Tsin is in no danger.
Rescue Party’s Report.
The rescue party of Frenchmen and Ger
mans returned from Chang-Hsir.-Tlen this
hftemoon. They confirm the report that
besieged Belgians are now safe at Peking.
They found several thousand "Boxers”
about the ruins of Lu-Kow-Chlao and
Chang-Hsin-Tien stations. The bridges
have been damaged qnd the rolling stock
destroyed. At both places the damage
done Is considerable greater than that at
Fang Tai.
The members of the rescMe party saw
several parties of Chinese tearing up the
sleepers, and in one case a mandarin was
looking on. They further report that the
missionaries and others escaped from Pao
Ting Fu in boats.
The imperial railway directory Is en
deavoring to faslen the blame for the
damage at Fang Tai on the foreign em
ploys, principally the British, who, they
say, should not have left their posts. The
foreigners, however, did not leave until
they saw Lu Kow Chian station, five
miles away, in flames, and an attack had
actually been made on an engine from
Fank Tai, which was running on the Lu
Han line, in an attempt to rescue the
The foreign men-of-war. have arrived
here. Five Prussian warships and two
Russian gunboats, one French warship,
two Brliish warships and one Italian war
ship. They are all landing men.
Extensive Damage* Done by the Ri
oters nt Fang Tai.
IPekin, May 29.—From all parts of the
surrounding country news is constantly
arriving of fresh atrocities committed by
the Boxers. Three Christian families were
massacred at Shan- Lai Ying, sixty miles
from Pekin. Friday, May 25. Only two
A representative of the Associated Press
visited Fang Tai this morning and found
the place occupied by a battalion of troops.
The whole railroad station, workshops and
locomotive sheds were gutted and much
rolling stock was destroyed, including the
imperial palace car. Large godowns
(Chinese warehouses) full of valuable mer
chandise, were burned after having been
looted by the rioters. The damage done
is estimated at 500,01)0 taels.
The neighboring villagers seem to have
Joined in the attack, showing that the
movement is not confined to the "Box
ers." Eight rioters who were captured
will be decapitated.
Riding through the south gate of Pekin
the correspondent found the road Inside
the walls lined with troops, who greeted
the traveler and his party with a fusllade
of stones.
The whole country Is much excited.
Boxers Secured Host of Their Arms
Front Deserters.
Shanghai. May 30.—The British warships.
Orlando and Algerine are landing one hun M
dred men at Taku, where the French,
Russian and Japanese guards have already
The “Boxers” are without
arms except those they have obtniroi
from the soldiery, many of whom are
openly joining the rebels.
Pretends to Prohibit the Organl/.n
tion of the “Bojerii.”
London, May 33.—A special dispatch
from Shanghai, dated to-day, says:
“Yesterday the Chinese government is
sued an edict prohibi ing the 'Boxers’ or
ganization. under penalty of death. Tho
edict which was signed hv the Ernie o\
was couched In equivocal terms, and pro
mulgated really mere as an excuse than in
condemnation of the movement.”
Hoxers on the Warpath.
London, May 31.—The Dally Mail has
received the following from Tien Tain,
dated May 30:
"Heavy fighting has taken place be
tween the Imperial troops and the Box
<rs at Lai Shin HI Slen, hut the result
Is not known here. Railway traffic at
Pekin has been resumed.
‘ The foreign settlement here Is suffl
cl<mly protected 1 by the American and
Japanese troops which have been landed.
Cons;quently the (xcitiment has abated.”
Would Not Let Them Pass.
Tien Tsln, Thursday, May 31.—The Chi
nese refuse to allow Russian troops to
pass the Taku forts.
Thirty Lives Were Lost.
Ahmcdabad, India. May 3ft.—A portion of
the embankment of the Sabermuttee river,
on which Ahmedebad is situated, caved in
to-day while many men, women and chll
dien were washing clothing In the river.
Thirty lives were lost.
Holland Given Nix Months.
Washington, May 30.—Jay G. Holland,
who, sever:)! days ago, pleaded guiliy to
tho charge of libelling United States Sen
itor Tti t ’ferro of Florida, was i w and • y
sentenced to six months in jail.
Body of Filipinos Surprised a Garri
soned Town.
.Manila, May 31, 5 a. m.—On Tuesday'
night the insurgents -rushed San Miguel de
Mayumo, province of Bula~an, Luzon,
garrisoned by three companies of tho
Thirty-fifth Volunteer Infantry.
They swept through the surprised town,
shooting right and left, killing five Amort
cans and wounding seven.
Capt. Charles D. Roberts and two pri
vates are missing.
No Filipino dead were discovered.
San Miguel de Mayumo is a few miles
from Manila.
While a band under the eecort of troops
of the Forty-sixth Infantry was moving
from Hang to Silang, within twenty-five
miles of Manila, it was attacked by la
drones, three of the party being killed.
Work of Scout In* Party In Southern
Part of Albay.
Manila, May 30.—Lieut. Jens E. Stedje
of Company L, Forty-seven-h Volunteers,
commanding a scouting party in the
southern part of Albay province, had sev
eral engagements with the Insurgents, in
which seventeen of the enemy were killed
and twenty-three, including a captain,
were captured.
Six explosive bombs and a number of
valuable Insurgent documents aIBO fell
into the hands of the Americans.
The scouts burned the town of Yubi,
the headquarters of the rebels,
Sorgt. Brickley was killed during a
slight engagement near Hlgao, province
of Albny, yesterday.
The scouts of the Thirty-sixth and Thir
ty-fourth Regim nts have captured thirty
two rifles and 500 rounds of ammunition
In the I’angaslnnn province.
MnJ. March’s Men Hml Their I.onK
Tramp for Nothing.
Manila, May 30.—Maj. March’s vem of
the Thirty-third Regiment has arrived at
Apporri from Benguet after the hardest
of mountain traveling. The men were ex
hausted and ragged, having followed per
sistently on the supposed Agulnaldo trait.
They had several encounters with the reb
els, but found no signs of Agulnaldo.
Contained Reports Giving: Neely Con
siderable Credit,
Washington, May 30.—Postmaster Gen
eral Smith to-day sent to the House, it?
r sponse to resolutions of inquiry, a let
ter of Director of Posts Rathbone of Cu
ba, dated April 25, last, enclosing a copy
of reports on the condition of the flnan
c s made by offletrs of the postal service
In Cuba.
Mr. Rathbone states that eighty-one
money order offices are in operation, ftfiy
six of which have hetn inspected, includ
ing the Havana office. He adds:
"In the infp'ctim of the offices herein
included, some irregularities were found,
which have been corrected and the post
masters thoroughly instructed. A report
by Special Agent Seybclt shows many
offices In g od condition, with some con
fusion at a f w points. At Ci nfuegos, a
shor'age of $179 was located and the mon
ey order division at Havana was short
$124.73, both shortages being made good.”
Elaborate accounts of Mess:s. Seybolt
ard Neal, special agents, are appended,
giving the balances on many different ac
counts. These are certified as correct and
the special agents say in a summary,
dated April 23:
“The manner in which these accounts,
stamps, supplies and funds ere handled
r fl-cts credit upon the chief of bureau of
finance, Mr. Charles F. W. Neely, and his
Bristow Making Many Changes Ini
Cuban Postal System.
Havana, May 30.—Although, in conse
quence of the Decoration Day function, the
ipost office and the offices of the postal
department were closed Mr. Bristow and
the inspectors were hard at work, until a
late hour.
Mr. Bristow has amalgamated the money
order and registry bureaus under a chief,
thus effecting a reduction of $3,400 in ex
penses. The appointment bureau was also
reorganized. Its expenditure being reduced
$1,650. These reforms go into force Friday.
On July 1 the bureau of finance will cease
to"" exist, the salaries paid in that bureau
have aggregated $11,300.
Mr. Bristow says the work of reorganiza
tion and Inspection reveals disorder arid
carelessness even greater than had been
supposed. For Instance there is no record
of any kind respecting postal supplies for
many months.
Ixi Lucha. discussing the extravagance
of Estes G. Rathbone, says:
•'Mr. Rathbone had higher authority
than his own for every cent he expended,
but owing to party loyalty he hns kept
quiet under insults. It is not likely that
he will submit much longer.”
The general belief among Cubans, which
expresses itself In the local press, is that
C. F. W. Neely will not lie brought back
to Cuba.
Mr. Rathbone has Informed his friends
that he intends to leave the Island Pat
urday. If the authorities carry out their
original plan he will not be allowed to
leave, but will be plncel under arrest, a
step which the authorities have hitherto
been unwilling to take.
French Hankers Have Offered the
Government SIO,OOOjHIO.
Caracas, Venezuela, May 30.—The coun
try is rejoicing over the capture of Her
Some French bankers have offered to ad
vance $10,000,000 to the government.
Bad Collision In France.
Paris, May 31. 4:30 a. m.—A freight train
came Into collision yeiterdsy afternoon
with the St. Petersburg expreis between
Terglner and St. Quentin. The express
was composed exclusively of sleeping cars,
two of which were derailed. The engine
driver was killed and several passengers
badly bruited.
Slinft That Commemorate* the Val
orous Deed* of Both the niue nnd
the Gray—Accepted for the I'nlted
Stale* by Secretary of War Hoot.
Speech of President McKinley
Whose Patriotic Sentiments Were
Warmly Applauded.
Washington, May 30.—President McKin
ley left here at 9:30 o’clock this morning
for the Antletam battlefield, to take part
In the dedication of the Maryland monu
ment. With the President went Secre
taries of War, Navy, Interior, Treasury,
Agridulture and Attorney General Griggs.
There were also In the President’s Imme
diate party Secretary Cortelyou, Gen.
Hastings and ,Col. Bingham.
Hagerstown, Md., May 30.—Another link
In the chain which binds together the
once warring factions of the North and
■South was forged to-day by the dedica
tion of a monument erected to the mem
ory of men who wore the gray as well as
those who wore the blue, and who died In
mortal combat on the bloody Held of An
This event, which Is probably without a
parallel in the history of the world, was
graced by the presence of the President of
the United States, accompanied by many
members of his cabinet; a score or more
of United States senators, thrice as many
members of Congress, the Governor of
Maryland, and prominent men from all
parts of the country. There were also
present hundreds of veterans who fought
for the "Lost Cause” and thousands who
fought for the side that provod victorious.
Bide by side they stood with uncovered
heads throughout the ceremony conveying
the monument from the stale to the na
tional government. A great crowd of others
aided by their presence the Impressiveness
of the ceremony.
Blue and tlie Gray W'e-re There.
The train which brought the President,
the members of his cabinet and the con
gressional pnriy from Washington,renqhed
the battlefield at noon, where they were
welcomed by Gov. John Walter Smith of
Maryland and staff, Adjt. Gen. Saunders,
a delegation of officers of tbe Maryland
National Guard anJ several posts.of the
Grand Army of the Republic of the divis
ion of Maryland, together with members
of Herbert Camp of Confederate Veter
ans, several camps of Sons of Veterans
of both armies, and survivors of Bocken
brough's Maryland Artillery, which
fought with the Confederate troops and
distinguished Itself at Antletam.
Beside these organized bodies, were
scores of Confederate veterans who had
taken part In the various battles of the
Civil War. These were drawn up in line
lo greet the President, who, together with
Gov. Smith, watched them as they passed
in review.
The dedicatory ceremonies were opened
by Col. Benjamin F. Taylor, who intro
duced Gep. Henry Kyd Dougins, director
of ceremonies. Prayer was offered by the
Rev. J. F. Clarkson, who was followed
by Gov. John Walter Smith, in an ad
dress of welcome. Col. Taylor, as presi
dent of the Antletam Battlefield Commis
sion of Maryland, then presented tho
monument to tho national government,
and the Hon. Ellhu Root, Secretary of
War, In a brief address, accepted 1 on
behalf of the United Slates.
Then followed short addresses, mainly
of n reminiscent character, by Gens. John
B. Brooke, James Longstreet, Orlando n.
Wilcox, J. E. Duryee, Senators Foraker,
Burrows, Daniel and others who were
prominent on the opposing sides In the
great struggle. These were followed in
turn, by Represent at ive George B Mc-
Clellan of New York and other members
of both houses of Congress.
TI President's Speech.
Then the band played "Hail to the
Chief,” and Gen. Douglas introduc -d
President McKinley, who delivered the ad
dress of the day. The President said:
'’Mr. Chairman and My Fellow-CiUzens:
"I appear only for a moment that I may
make acknowledgment for your courteous
greeting and express In a single word my
sympathy and approval of the patriotic oc
casion for which we have assembel to-day.
"In this presence and on this memorable
field, I am glad to meet the followers of
Lee and Jackson and Longstreet and John
ston with the. followers of Grant and Mc-
Clellan and Sherman nnd Sheridan, greet
ing each other not with arms In their
bands or malice In their souls, but with
affection and respect for each other In
their hearts. (Applause.) Standing here
today, one reflection has crowded my
mind—the difference between this scene
and that of thirty-eight years ago. Then
the mep who wore the blue and the men
who wore the gray greeted each other with
shot and shell and visited death upon their
respective ranks. We meet, after all these
intervening ytors, with bul one sentiment
—that of loyalty to the government of the
United States, Jove for our flag and our
free institution* and determined, mAi of
the North and men of the South, to make
any sacrifice for the honor and perpetuity
of the American nation. (Great applause.)
Only to American*.
” My Fellow-Citizens: I am glad, and
you are glad also, of that famous meet
ing between Grant and Lee and at Appo
mattox Court House. I am glad we were
kept together, aren’t you? (Cries of
“Yes.” “Yes.”) Glad that the Union was
saved by the honorable terms made be
tween Grant and Lee, under the famous
spple tree, and there Is one glorious fact
that must be Always gratifying lo us—
the American soldiers never surrendered
but to Americans. (Enthusiastic ap
“My countrymen, the past can never lo
undone. The new day brings its shining
sun to light out duly now, and 1 am
glad to preside over a nation of nearly
30,000,000 people more united than they
have ever l>eln since the formation of
the federal Union. (Applause.) I account
It a great honor to participate on this
occasion with the great slate of Mary
land In Its tribute to the valor and hero
ism and the sacrifices of the Confed
erate and Union armies. The valor
of the one or the other, the valor of both,
Is the common heritage of us all. And, my
countrymen, the achievements of that war,
every one of them, are Just as much the
inheritance of those who failed as those
who prevailed, anil when we went to war
two years ago the jnen of the South and
the men of the North vied with each other
to show their devotion to the United
States. (Applause.) The followers of the
Confederate generals with the followers
of the Federal generals fought side by
aide in Cuba, In I’orto Rico and in the
Philippines, and together In those far-off
islands are standing to-day fighting and
dying for the flag they love, the flag that
Continued on Fifth Page.
Horrible Accident nt Race Meet t
Waltham, Mnss.
Waltham, Mass., May 30.—The race meet
of the Massachusetts division of the
League of American Wheelmen at the
Waltham bicycle track to-day was mar
red by a shocking accident, one rider be
ing killed and oshers hurt.
The accident occurred In the second mile
of the four-cornered international motor
paced race, the contestants being Everett
B. Ryan of Waltham, Albert Champion
of Paris, Archie McEachern of Toronto
and William P. Stinson of Cambridge.
In the first lap of the second mile, on tho
turn Into the hack stretch, the four pacing
machines were stretched across the track.
Champion swerved into the grass and in
avoidin* him, Harry E. Mills twenty-flvo
years of age, of Lynn, and William M.
Stafford, twenty-four years of age, of
Cambridge, who were riding the Stinson
motor pacing tandem, were forced up the
track and over the bank. Both men were
thrown, Miles striking head first upon an
electric light pole, receiving a fractured
skull. The top of his head was crushed In,
and as he was being removed to the train
ing quarters his brains ran out upon, the
stretcher. He died a very few minutes aft
er the accldent-
Stafford .who was riding behind Miles,
was thrown bodily through the picket
fence, his skull fractured, his nose broken,
and his false teeth forced down his throat,
His death Is expected momentarily.
The big motor tandem was thrown over
the fence, upon half -a dozen men and
women. Patrick Shannahan and George
Hill each had a leg broken, and three oth
ers were rendered unconscious.
The race was won by Archie MeEuchern.
wltlf Ryan second and Champion third.
Time 35:40 3-U.
Stafford died to-night.
Many Dentil* From the Disease in
tlie Famine Districts.
London, May 31.—The Dally Express has
the following from Bombay, dated yester
“An unprecedentedly severe epidemic
of tholera has broken out In the north
ern districts of Bombay presldeney, es
pecially In the fnmtne camps. The deaths
have Increased 40 per cent, wlihln three
days. In the Kaira district there have
been 1,330 deaths In seven days. The gov
ernment has made a special grant of £I,OOO
to cremate the dead Immediately.
“In Palapur state, on the first day,
there was one death: on the second there
were eighty-four, and on the third there
were upward of four hundred. The
swiftness of the infection was due to the
fact that tho first death was near the
only available water supply. The germs
were thus carried all over the camp.
"In the city of Bombay there hava been
sixty-seven deaths In the last seven
Posse to Be A*Uel for to Qnell the
St. Louts. May 30 —There was only one
strike casualty to-day. Anton Chalupsky,
watching a small-sized demonstration
near by, was told to move on by a police
man. He refused. The policeman then
struck him with his baton and was as
sallrd* by Chalupsky and his wife by
bricks, and painfully Injured. The officer
then tired on Chalupsky, Inflicting a
wound that Is not serious.
The po'lce beard to-day decided to call
on the sheriff to summon a posse coml
latus to nssist In quelling* the strike
Florida Congressman to lie Given a
Fourth Term.
Tallahassee. Fla.. May 30.—Th Demo
crat* of the First Congressional district
met In convention here to-day. Hon. 8.
M. Sparkman was nominated fora fourth
term by acclamation.
The. resolutions reaffirmed the Chicago
platform. Indorsed W. J. Bryan and 8.
,M. Sparkman, denounced the Porto Rican
tariff and provided for primaries to nomi
nate a candidate for Congress In 1902.
Servian Soldiers Have no Uniforms
Tliongk Money AVns Paid.
Belgrade, May 80.—A huge military sean
dal has heen revealed by the Issuance of
an order for the mobilization of the Serv
ian reserves.
Scarcely a uniform was found In the
magazines. The accounts of the war office
however, show a targe expenditure.
through train ron tampa.
Seahonrd's Special In Novr on Its
Way to Florida.
Richmond. A'a., May 30.—The first
through train for Tampa, Fla., over the
Greater Seaboard System left here at 9
o'clock this morning In two sections.
There was aboard a large crowd of rail
road and newspaper men and others.
Autopsy Held on Body of a China
man In San Francisco.
San Francisco, May 30.—The city Board
of Health to-day held an autopsy on. the
body of a Chinamen found last night In
a Chineee undertaking establishment. Dr.
Kellogs, bacteriologist of the Board of
Health, said after the autopsy that oil
indications point to the conclusion that it
is another case of plague.
• -
I’lagne nt Alexandria.
Cairo, Egypt. May 30.—A fresh outbreak
of bubonic plague Is reported at Alexan
dria. _
Key AVrst Quarantine Station.
Washington, May 30.—The Key West
Qt aranllne Station Item which caused con
siderable discussion In the Senate, baa
been adopted with an amendment proposed
by Senator Mallory, which provides that
the quarantine station shall not be estab
lished within five miles of the Islund of
Key West.
, Otis at Ann Francisco.
San Francisco, May 30,—The, transport
Meade arrived from Manila to-night with
Muj, Gen. E. S. Otis aboard.
Tliree Thousand Old SoliHe-rs Assem
bled When Gen. Gordon failed the
Reunion to Order— Address of th.
Comrunuder—Orator of the Day
Was Dr. 11. >l. Palmer of New Or
leans—SnvnnnHli Soldier* to TflkS
Part In Sham Hattie.
LouKyllle. May 30.—Surrounded by wav
ing banners bearing the fiery croes of th#
Confederacy, listening to the cheer* from
tho 3,000 men who wore the gray, and
confronted by the waving handkerchiefs
of hundreds of ladles, Gen. John B. GON
don, commander of the United Confeder
ate Veterans, to-day formally opened ths
tenth annual reunion of the order, which,
In point of attendance, la already thS
largest ever Held..
All things conspired to make the oc
casion a success, with the exception of
the weather, which was about as dis
agreeable as it well could be. All through
the early hours of the morning, the rain
cume down lu sheets.
For an hour previous to the time set
for the opening of the meeting the vet
erans and their friends made their way
In a steady stream to the hall, and by
11:30 It was well filled. A portion of th
Georgia delegation, headed by a drum
corps, eanje marching In, making ths
building ring with martial music anG
calling forth cheers from those assembled
in tbe hall.
An Old Fla* From Georgia.
A veteran, from Georgia waked the crowd
to genuine enthusiasm when he came In
carrying the old battleflag of the Third
Georgia Infantry. Scarcely had he taken
his seat when the band struck up “Dixie,'*
and then came the old rebel yell, and II
came with a fire and vigor that never km
surpassed during the days of the war.
On- the platform beside Gen-, Foynt%
was Gen. Buckner, Rev. J. W. Jones, Hon.
J. H. Reagan, the only surviving member
of the cabinet of Jefferson Davis; Gen. W.
T. Cabell, Gen. J. H. West, Col. Thomag
W. Bullitt, Col. B. H. Young, Rev. Purler
H. Jones. I>r. B. M. Palmer and others.
The Mayor, whose speech was received
with much applause, was followed by Col.
Thomas F. Bullitt, who welcomed the vis
itors to Louisville in behalf of the Board of
Trade of this city. Rev. Carter Jones ex
tended the welcome In behalf of the Com
mercial Club of this city.
While he was 111 the midst of his ad
dress, the A. I*. Hill Camp of Petersburg,
Va., came Into the hall, headed by a life
nnd drum corps, which created such a
noise that It was impossible for Mr. Jones
to continue.
Other speeches were made bv Col. Atttlla
Cox, Chler justice Huge rlgg.-G n. Bucttn r
and Col. Bennett H. Young.
At the conclusion of his address. Col.
Young turned to Gen. Gordon and handed
him the keys of the building, which had
been erected for the reunion.
Gen. Gordon's Speech.
Gen. Gordon was visibly moved by *h
reception, and for several minutes stood
bowing his thanks. When quiet was re
stored, he spoke as follows:
General, Mr. Mayor and Gentlemen of
the Reception Committees: No man Is
gifted enough and no words are strong
enough to tell Kentuckians What we feel at
this hour, and how deeply we feel It. Shall
I say for my comrades and myself that we
are grateful, profoundly grateful?
That would be, In the presence of
such a demonstration, the merest com
monplace, the needless statement of m
patent fact, which you already know or
can plainly read In these moistened eye*
and quivering lips. Shall I tell you thal
we are amazed, that we were unprepared
for such a display, such exuberance of
hospitality, such warmth and prodigality
of welcome? I cannot say that, for It
would bo untrue. We knew beforehand
what to expect of this great-hearted peo
Your distinguished fellow-citizen, Colo
nel Bennett Young, who was the selected
mouthpiece of your delegates, had as
sured us at Charleston In words fervid and
eloquent, that If we would come to Louis
ville, Kentucky's homes and hearts, Ken
tucky'# wealth, the products of her unri
valed pastures, her tendeneet lambs and
fattest beeves and the contents of her
granertes, thansmuted by Kentucky magla
Into liquid corn and rye—that all these
should be ours, the support and the solace,
the meat and the drink of these battle
worn men.
We have come to find not only that il
is true) but that the half had not been
told. What can I eay, then, what rtan. any
man say or do to represent to this people
the responsive echoes of our deeply stirred
sensibilities? If I possessed the mystic
power to catch and transmute into burn
ing sentences ther thoughts of these brains
and the rhythm pf these hearts, I might
hope to give you some conception of our
appreciation of this Kentucky greeting.
AVhy has not some Edison or some gifted
scientist, moved by a genius divine, invent,
ed some means of photographing human
eAtotlons? Why did not that crafty delv
er Into nature’s secrets who discovered the
X-rays, give us a double X-ray, powerful
enough to expose to Kentucky's view the
emotions of these men? If such an instru
ment were at your command this morn.
Ing, you would see inscribed upon these
hearts, in indelible letters, the beloved
name of "Kentucky."
Kentucky's Unique Position.
' The truth Is, gentlemen, that your state
holds a place among her sisters that Is
not only unique, but decidedly pictur
She is sui generis. Aa a Georgian, L feal
an unspeakable pride In my native state,
in her xlorlous past; and I confidently
predict for her a great and enviable fu
ture. Asa Southerner I glory in the un
rlvnled gifts of this se lion to the general
government; in its Illustrious names in
the untarnl-hed honor of its public ser
vants and In the brilliant achievements
of its sons In peace and war. As an Amer
ican, who loves his whole country, I con
fidently claim for her the foremost place
among all the nations. I proudly chal
lenge the records of all time to furnish l*
parallel lo her career; to equal the prac
tical and developing genius of her citi
zens; to match hef high and holy politi
cal alms; to present a spectacle so inspir
ing to humanity: a* we stand, the noblest
representative of all that Is pure In re
ligion, conservative in government, or
ennobling in freedom—the one command
ing and conquering republic, unchallenged
In her leadership and unapproachable in
her isolation of grandeur and glory. Loy
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