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which wo fought There has been noth?
ing said by the United states Govern?
ment that looks to the care of the
graves of our Boldlers In the Northern
States. It jolts us In the light Of going
before that Government und asking for
something from those who slew our
men." Here the speaker was interrupt?
ed by cheers and applause front some
of (lie members, and cries of "Amen."
Continuing, Mr. .Martin said Hint the
South had no desire to commit the
core of its graves to strangers. Could
the voices of the dead be heard they
would prefer to lie in an unmarked
grave rather than the most costly
mausoleum if wo had to ask for it.
Proceeding, he began a discussion of
the right of self government, ami
started to quote President McKinley,
when he was called t'> order with
cries of "no politics."
The confusion was terrific, and his
remarks were unintelligible at times.
F. H. Busbee, of North Carolina, de?
fended the committee's report, savins
{hat the United States was now our
/government. They could not afford to
Ibe discourteous and unnppreclatlve. He
(mentioned graves of the Confederates
iat Elmlra, N. Y.. and other points In
the North. Where were the Southern
r.-omen to take care of those graves
here? "What had his comrade, who
?preceded him, clone to care for these
(raves? The United States care of
these graves was something as people
!if a common country they wer en:; ' !
o. Though he was an ex-Confederate,
ie was a citizen of the United states,
ind he was loyal to bor (lait.
General S. D. Lee spoke vigorously
and plainly. He thought the resolu?
tions had been misunderstood, and said
"it simply commended the sentiment
expressed by the President, and did not
go one inch further. When lhe Pres?
ident comes forward and says what he
does, it takes hundreds "'f thousands of
dollars to care for the graves, I com?
mend the sentiment." He wanted ti^
resolution recommitted: there was no?
thing in the matter thai required a
Several other speeches were made
amid a general tumult, and calls for
?n vote, which was finally had. There
was a stor.m of ayes and but few nays,
and the resolution was declared adopt?
Among other resolut ions reported ami
adopted was one urging the association
to assist in marking the battlefields of
the civil war with monuments t<> Con?
federate dead; another appointing a
committee of three to consider the
question of uniformity of pension leg?
islation by the Southern Slates, and a
resolution recogulslng the Confederate
Veterans Association of the District of
Columbia and according it all due
rights and privileges. An adverse re?
port was made upon the proposition to
change the name of the organisation to
the Confederate Survivors Association,
the object being to use the Initials C.
S. A. An unfavorable report was also
made upon a resolution looking to a
change In the nomenclature of the as?
sociation, in order to prevent the cre?
ation of too many generals and other
high titles carried by various officers.
A resolution of thanks for the presence
of the cruiser Raleigh was adopted; an?
other looking to the selection of a suit?
able gray cloth for uniforms, thanking
those citizens of Columbus, Ohio, who
have cared for the graves of Confed?
erate dead there, and extending cor?
dial thanks to Lieutenant Colonel Hen?
derson, of the Hritish Staff College, for
his contributions to the history of the
Confederacy in his "Life of Stonewall
Genera] Gordon, of Tennessee, moved
that the convention no into election of
Its commanders, lie nominated the fol
lowlnir for re-election:
Commander-in-Chlef?J. B. Gordon.
Commander Department of Army of
Northern Virginia?Wade Hamilton.
Commander Department of Tennessee
?-Stephen D. Lee.
commander Department of the Trans
Mississippi?W. L. Cnbell.
The rules were suspended and Gene?
ral Gordon, of Tennessee, < onducted the
elections, each of the nominees being
unanimously elected.
At this juncture General clement A.
Evans presented the r..a of the
.Hoard ot Trustees on the "Hattie Ab?
bey." It dealt fully with the progress
of the work, bearing the usual report.
In which It appears that satisfactory
arrangements are being made for the
location of the building. Only $46,000
of the $200,000 Is still lacking to be
raised during the coming year.
General John C. Underw.I was pre?
sented as the man who had done so
much in Chicago for Hie care >.f Con?
federate graves and for the "Battle Ab?
bey." General Underwood pri.nted to
the convention six portraits of Confede?
rate generals, mentioning Ids object in
aid the "Battle Abbey."
The convention then procci led to the
selection of a city for the reunion of
1900. Louisville, Ky., and Norfolk, Va.,
seemed to bo the only nctlve candi?
dates. It was soon evident that the
Kentucky city was In the lead and the
selection was made unanimous
A resolution of thanks to !!? ? Ity of
Charleston was passed, and at z 15 die
convention adjourned sine die.
Charleston, S. C, May IJ. The
United S uis Confederate Veteran?
to-day elected officers and adjourned
the reunion of 1S99, Walter T. Cplquitt,
of Atlanta, Oh., son of cx-Goven
Colqultt, was chosen commander-In?
ch lef. M, i? Rotiham, of South Caro?
lina, commander <>i the division of
Northern Virginia; W. it. Bankheud, of
Alabama, commander of the division ? f
Tennessee, and h. it. Kirk, of Texas,
commander of the Trans-Mlsslppl di?
vision. The election was a spirited one.
and considerable feeling was manifest
od in the nominating speeches. Mr,
CoKjUitt's .eil> . | p..t;, i;t was Robert E.
Lee, Jr.. of Washington, l>. C, who .?. is
solidly oppose i bj i ie Virginia delesa
tlon while his nomination was made
by a Charlesi >n deleg ite and supported
by the sop; i South Caro Inn contingent.
Mr. .Smyth, the present commander,
was nominated by Delegate Mann, of
Virginia, and develop .1 a strong back?
ing, bin be positively deel nod i - again
allow his name to K,, before the con?
vention. This left the contest between
Lee and Colquitt. The vote stood HI
to 119, and on motion Mr, Colqtiltt's
election was made tin.mini ins. The Hp
position to Lee was based on the tact
that he was not a member of the as?
sociation until yesterday, when he was
admitted to Camp Moultrie, of this city.
The session was a stormy one, dnd
personal feeling ran high, and once
when the vote of/a State was an?
nounced as solidly for Lee a hiss was
heard, followed by protests and cries
of "Shame, shame"!
Prior to the election the Sons held
memorial exercises for Miss Winnie
Davis. Eloquent eulogies were pro?
nounced by G. L. Cove, of North, Car?
olina; w. F. .loms. Georgia; W. A.
Kirk, Texas; M. I,.-Honh.im, South Car?
olina; Ii. Ii. .Mills. Alabama; Charles
L. Coon, North Carolina; .1. .V. Stock?
ton. Florida; James Mann. Virginia;
George H. Meyers, Mississippi; T. T.
Stockton. Florida.
The next reunion will be held at
Louisville. A committee was appointed
to consider the matter of erecting a
monument to the women of the Con?
federacy and report to the next con?
To-night, at the auditorium, a recep?
tion to the veterans wo? held, the fea?
ture of which wits an address by Col
?nel H. I.. Turner, of Chicago. Colonel
Turner has been a truest of the city of
Charleston during the reunion, and his
address was an eloquent allusion to the
re-united country. He was frequently
applauded, and the sentiments he ut?
tered evoked much enthusiasm. Cap?
tain Coghlan, of tie' Bulclgh, was
among the distinguished guests who
occupied seats on the stage, and on !>??
Ing introduced made a graceful little
address, lie sketched the battle ot
Manila bay ami paid a glowing trlbuta
to Dewcy, saying that where he led
men must follow.
(Continued from First Tage.)
Mi-. Flower came to New- York in
iW->. to take charge of the estate of
Henry Keep, whose widow was Mis.
Flower's sister. Mr. Keep owned a
great many railroad and other Stocks,
and during the months before his
death he spent much lime Instructing
Mr. Flower about them.
Having thus gained an Insight into
Wall street, ami its methods, Mr.
Flower formed in is;a the Arm of Ben?
edict, Flower & Co.. in which he joined
E. C. Benedict and II. II. Truman. Thlfc
flrb was dissolved in 1S71*. when Mr.
Flower was ill Cor several months. Not
long afterward he organized the bank,
ing firm of Flow er t- 1' ? which has
since been a power In wall Street. Mr,
Flower always was a Democrat.
In the early seventies he helped Sam?
uel .1. Tilden to develop the famous or?
ganization which exposed . Twee,l and
enjoyed many other triumphs.
Mr. Flower was chosen chairman of
tin- Democratic stnte Committee in 1ST?
and in 1SSI he defeated William Wal?
dorf Astor for Congress after a hot
campaign in the Eleventh District. He
refused a renomlnntlon. He was elect?
ed Governor of the State in 1S91.
in the cholera epidemic in the late
summer of 1892 thousands of passen?
gers arriving from Europe, were quar?
antined on shipboard down the bay.
As an emergency measure Governor
Flower bought with his own money the
Fire island hotel. In the name of the
State, and ordered that the passengers
be sent there.
Mr. Flower took no Brooklyn Rapid
Transit less than two years ago, buy- '
ing from 20,000 to 30,000 shares at about I
L'.->. when the capital stock was only
$J."i.tiUO,000. He absorb, d many suitor.li- '
nate lines, among them the Nassau I
Electric Company, ami Increased the
capital stock to $45,000,000, and by his
extraordinarily successful manipulation
put the price up to 137. His holdings in
Brooklyn Rapid Transit alone, which
cost bim two years ago little more than
$'?00.000, sire worth at to-day's mark' t
mice more than $3,000,000.
Mr. Flower was one of the found' rs of
the Federal Steel Trust, w hose stoi k
already Issued is $99,?36,s00. G od au?
thorities estimate that Mr. Flower's
profits in the last eighteen months in
Wall street have ex!.d.d $10.000,000.
lie had become- in that time the ac?
knowledged speculative leader in the
financial markets of the United states.
Mr. Flower married Sarah M. Wood?
ruff, a daughter of Morris M. Woodruff,
of Watertown, on December 26, is59.
Three children were born, of whom only
two survive?'Emma Gertrude, who is
the wife of .lohn I'.. Taylor, and Frede?
rick. Mr. Flower has been for years
one of the wardens in St. Thomas*
Episcopal Church In Fifth nv< inc.
(By Telegraph to Virginian Pilot.)
Washington, May 12.?Professor S. P.
Langley. secretary of the Smithsonian
institution, the Inventor of the Aerl
dome, who was given $25,000 by t!it.
Hoard of Ordnance t.. . xp< rlinent with
his Hying machine for wai |>urposes,
made his first test at Quantieo, Va..
yesterday. Prof. Langley, with the
amount of money placed .it hi ? (lisp isal,
built a new and larger machine than
that with which he experimented two
years ago.
The machine was launched from the
top of a bouse boat anchored In a broad
sweep of the Potomac tb ml three
fourths of a mile from tin md own?
ed by the Quantieo Bod and f.un Club.
The result was not so successful as
were Prof. Lnngley's form, r experi?
ments with the smaller machine The
machine soared aloft lo a height of 500
feet, but descended afi n horizontal
flight of S00 feet. His former machine,
which was propelled by a small steam
engine, Hew three quarters a mile
mil only descended when He- steam
was exhausted. It was understood that
Prof. Langley was to overcome the lim?
ited power capacity of the former ma
. h ne by the use of a condensing en?
gine, which could repeatedly utilize the
? otulensed ste.im from the boiler.
t|ili ilno.1 ?I Treitoitrcr?.
(By Tei^graph to Virgtanlan-Pllot.)
Washington, May. l.v Ord rs Issued
by the War Department to-day an?
nounce the appointment of Major Eu?
gene F. Ladd, Quartermasi r. r. s. v..
(Captain Ninth 1'. S. Cavalry) ns trea?
surer of the Island of Cuba, niid the
appointment of Captain James a.
Buchanan, Eleventh r. s. Infantry, as
treasurer of Porto l:. .. Captain
i Buchanan will act i\< treasurer In ad
I dltion to his duties as of cus
j tQins at Sun Juan de Porto Rico,
Ingall*' Lines Make Cheap Rates
to Newport News.
??VIII Ncrloimly Aixicrn vnt o Prrnem
Mrilllled *i I In ill I n 11 null llllstcu
funnicnrnl toil of Fierce lind
riKiit to Virginia I'oni,
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
New York, May 12.?It was reported
to-day that the lngalls lines had made
a rate of nine cents from East St.
Louis to Newport News.
This will seriously aggravate the sit?
uation that is already strained, and
hasten the threatened cutting of rales
on all other classes of freight. It needs
but a brief continuation of the tactics
so far employed In the movement Of
grain to cause :t ilerce rate light to Vir?
ginia ports. ,
Washington. May 12.?A conference
of railway officials with the Inter-State
Commerce Commission began here to?
day, the subject this time being tin
rate situation in the South. About 2i
roads were represented, covering the
territory south of the Ohio and east of j
the Mississippi, among the principal
roads being the Southern, the Louisville
and Nashville, Atlantic Coast Line. Ill?
inois Central, Seaboard Air Line and
the riant System.
The published rates in the South are
stated here to be better maintained
than in most sect Ions? but there have
been cotnplai its of discriminations in
some cases in favor of the larger cities|
and towns, a discrimination practiced,
it is alleged, by many of the rogds as |
Indicated by the published tariffs.
Testimony of the officials to-day was ]
quite satisfactory to the Inter-State
Commerce Commissioners, who an?
nounced their conviction that the rates
in the South were maintained better
than anywhere else In the country ex?
cept Naw England. There was, how?
ever, complaint of secret rate practices
on domestic traffic in certain quarters.
With this exception there -wa-a gra:l
flcntlon at the showing made. The in?
stall.,- of rate cutting cited, in the ab?
sence of direct proof or a specific nam?
ing of the road, is not regarded as an
unusually disturbing factor, though
some cognizance likely will be taken of
The practices of the parlous roads in
their export traffic w.-r.. threshed over.
The principal export business of these
roads Is in cotton and the rates cov?
ering it fluctuate from day to day. The
roads are not complying with the coin
mission's requirement to tile ten days'
advance notice of all tariff changes,
both because of the constant changes
and because they claim the require?
ment lacks l.-gal Justification, but they
are understood to stand together on
the changes and file notic es with tin.
commission as the change!! are made.
The chief executives of the more Im?
portant lines w. re questioned minutely
about their methods, their competitors
and whether they susiiectcd any rate
Throughout the session, which lasted
until late this afternoon, the only Im?
portant development was the complaint
of non-conformity with published tariffs |
on the part of the road which, though
not named, wns so pointedly described
to call for a disclaimer from its presl
dent. The latter said if the statements
wer.- Interfiled for bis road tin y could
be easily explained, and his explanation
was accepted as sufficient, lb1 pledg .1
himself thai the published tariff should
b.. rigidly adh. red to. All the other
lines represented mad.- similar pledges,
and the moral effect of the conference
wns understood to be eminently sat?
isfactory, the export rate feature beln.
th only discouraging factor.
TIlO >?>! I III Vuvv Yard.
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.)
Washington, May 12.?The orders for
Pay Director T. T. Caswell to duty as
g.-neral storekeeper at Norfolk have
been revoked, and he has been ordered
to Washington for examination for re?
Pay inspector P. P. Lisle has been
detnehed from the Naval Home. Phil?
adelphia, and ordere 1 I ? I ha n i vy y i cd
Norfolk, for duty as general store?
An Excellent Combination.
The pleasant method and beneficial
?il'cets of the well known remedy,
Syiiui'of Pias, manufactured by the
Cai.ifoiixia i-'to SvitiT Co., illustrate
the value of obtaining the liquid laxa?
tive principles of plants known to be
medicinally laxative ami presenting
them in the form m<?.t refreshing l>> the
taste and acceptable to the system. It
is the one perfect strengthening laxa?
tive, cleansing the system effectually,
di&pcllitig colds, headaches and fevers
tntly yet promptly and enabling one
to overcome habitual constipation per?
manently. Its iierfcc! freedom from
every objectionable quality and sub?
stance, and its acting on the kidneys,
liver ami bow.-;-., without weakening
or irritating them, make it the ideal
In the pro e . f manufacturing ti;rs
arc used, us tli nrc pleasant to lite
taste, but the nal qualitiesdf the
remedy are nbta ncd from senna and
?ther aromatic plants, l>.v a method
known t.> the California Fig Svnup
'o. only. In order to gvt its- beneficial
fleets and to avoid Imitations, please
cmcmbcr the fu I name of the Company
irintcd on the front of ovcry package,
o. r..te ??> all Uniugists - I'rlcc ^e. per bottle
sryono Who Has Used Paine's
Celery Compound Praises it.
Every nervous person drags down the
health of the other members of the
family'?nervousness Is contagious.
This season of the year llnds women
tired beyond belief.
Their nerves have suffer" d. They
are neither good company for them?
selves nor for their friends.
Those who are wise are taking the
most responsible of .ill spring remedies,
are getting back their nervous vigor,
their proper wi Ight, and healthy color,
following the advlc? of eminent physi?
cians everywhere, they are taking
Paine's celery compound.
??\\"e are never without Paine's celery
compound in our home," tay. Mrs. Ro?
bert Osborn, who figures m i promi?
nently, perhaps, than any other woman
in the social world of New Vork <"ity
to-day. "We believe it to 1" the n ?.*'?
wonderful nerve invigorator obtainable.
1 especially recommend it to so lety
wenan, fatigued by the many demands
of the social season Just closed, and to
tired and nervous professional mli ri i'iid
women who have ye! many \vei !: Of
labor before their vacations. 1 am c n
vlnced that Paine's ci lory c imp utid is
by far the best spring remedy a hard?
working person can take."
Mrs. < "shorn bas always been distin?
guished in society for the beauty of her
costumes. No one knows the opinions
ami habits of women or ample means
and opportunities better than she. She
.?ays that her friends who always Insist
on having the i>'st. will have nothing
to d> with any remedy but Palne'o
e >lery compound. And this is not sur?
prising whe n tine stops to consider the
th lusands of letters that are constantly
being recclvi d by the proprietors of
this great remedy, and by newspapers
and medical Journals, as well as from
men nnd women In every walk of life,
all telling one experience: the Immedi?
ate relief and perfect cure effected by
The besl physicians openly Indorse
and recommend Paine's celery com?
pound, authorizing Hie public, use of
i ?? .' statement.! that Panic's celery
compound, In case after e;ir-.>, cures
iii tiinatlsm and kindred diseases, pu?
rl II the blood, regulates the stomach,
liver, bowel? and kidneys, and rejuve?
nate: t.e tagged-out oi diseased ncr
vo\ti system when everything else falls.
Catchy .ni l nttra Itlvo novel; . .. of th,- hiebest order Just received ami vet that,
rieh blending an i c unblnatl i ? ; ? u ii will appeal lotbeg oj t;i- ?? ,,r ? i,..
" o-' M-1-?? i -1 ,.i i-?r~,-1-. . I J ,? ? '. .> ,1 :
not to be excelled, whilst thosi at
shown for the price. Those at {7 ." '. $1
the r ? In i: pi du
i We hiivu ever
2?-lnch, twil silk, steel rod, close roll, black, brown, navy. red. green, for rain
or sun, colors perfectly fast, Pi nccss handles, clubs, cr ok- &?>?. Th ?? ar guaran?
teed. We will show them with ideasure, whether you wish to buy or not.
Warehouses ond Stores,
Monday, May 1, g
Of .1 small lot of Light Hand Trucks, 13
for Grocery. Dry Goods Stores Kes- ^?
idences, &c; Good value ;ii $3.111). ^5
Special price until sold,
m SUPPLY 00., 1
^ Implements, Fertilizers, Foultry Supplies 3?
r: <?i?<s 40 itmox 3
j| McD. L. WKENN. PrcsiJont. E. C. GUNTHER, Treasurer ^2
^ GEO. B. TODD. Manager. 13
The Word
Why has this word lost
its dignity and true mean-,
ing in many stores ? Its
because the word is used
in connection with state?
ments and assertions with?
out ai y proqf or substan?
tial tiuihfiil foundations
We merely reiterate our
former statements when
we advertise a "bargain" I
that it is a "bargain"?a
truth?not a crowd stir?
ring prevarication. Of ;j
course stating this isn't
proving it?hence we ?f?
ter a proof?the response ji
and testimony of a mul- ;
titude of buyers.
Friday, May 12th,
200 large size hem?
med Quilts will go
on sale at 82c. each.
Worth $1.25. Only
one to a buyer.
This is a
206 Hain Street,
Academy of Husic. j
FRIDAY, 12th.
The BOCOnd Invoice of the best Umbrella
ever offered in the city, you remember for
59c You can ace then? '.n tho west win?
dow. Coma early.
Something to say about other Roods?
New Parasols, New Sun Umbrellas, Beau?
tiful Uno of Belts anil liuckh-s.
All Kin.Is of Wash Good:;, Long Cloth,
I- yards in piece, I'Sc.
No 336 Main Street,
New phone 857. OLD STAND.
The following are the most fash?
ionable yachts, and we have received
a full supply of them.
?In Walking Hats?
We will exhibit the latest styles in
Trimmed Hats. They are beauties.
10S2 C Ii t.? ?? o I? St.
K.,v it \. r Butter, 1 lb. prints.21c.
Oood Mlgln Butt.r. 1 lb. prints. .age.
i 'm. t .tin Hutter .Z2c.
On"? ? anffl lb. rolls. 18c. or 3 for.BOo.
Oood Cooking.loc
61 and C3 New Market Place.
& m
Fe^istcre.l PliyilcUl
Privat, sanitarium
of n kii i cptitc. Veg?
etable Lutnp'.inid for
ftra.iio complaints
tl.00. Lilly Whlta
Begitlatlve P Its Vi.
Wives without chil?
dren consult mc.
H.03 E. Biltlmoro St..
Baltimore. Aid.

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