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Ranking Officer in United
Confederates Veterans
Dies at Vicksburg
After Attending the Services
Honoring Dead Federal
Soldiers at Vicksburg Na
tional Military Park Genl
Stephen D Lee Succumbs
By Associated Pros
Vicksburg Miss May 28 General
Stephen D Lee commanderinchlei
ot the United Confederate Veterans
and one of the last three surviving
lieutenantgeneras of the Confeder
acy died here today at the residence
< of Capt W T Rigby
Overexertion last Thursday In the
ceremonies attendant upon the reunion
of Iowa and Wisconsin veterans of
the Grand Army of the Republic at
U Vicksburg brought about General
Lees illness
Following the reception of the
northern visitors In which General
Lee took a leading part he suffered
an attack of acute indigestion but
Jater rallied and during the past week
showed much improvement
Yesterday afternoon he again col
lapsed and grew gradually weaker
until death relieved his sufferings
Shortly after 6 oclock this morning
Burial at Columbus
Arrangements for the funeral or
Gen Lee were completed tonight and
nn order bearing upon this was is
sued by Adjutant General Mlckle from
the headquarters of the Veterans at
New Orleans at the direction of
General W L Cabell of Dallas
Texas who In accordance with the
Jaws of organization assumes the of
fice of lieutenantgeneral command
Ing Following the issuance of this
L T order General Mlckle left New Or
Jl leans for Columbus Miss where the
i funeral win ire held SatnrLy after
noon at 4 oclock
a The funeral train will leave Vicks
burg tomorrow morning at 7 oclock
and will be met at Columbus by sev
eral thousand veterans The funeral
Is to be held from the late residence
of Genera Lee according to the
iburlal rites of the Baptist church of
which General Lee was a member
TThe part which the veterans will
take in the funeral will be under the
direction of Major General Robert
Lowry commanding the department
of the Mississippi of United Confed <
erate Veterans
Messages of condolence from all
parts of the United States from
friends of General Lee will be read
President Roosevelt was among the
first to send condolences
One of Three Generals
At the time of his death General
Lee was the ranking officer ot the
Confederacy Two other lieutenant
genera of the Confederacy still sur
save They are Alexander P Stew
art of Tennessee and General Simon
Bollver Buckner of Kentucky but by
virtue of the precedence of His com
snitslon General Lee outranked both
of these
General Lee was one of the South
Carolina Lees Ho was born in that
state In 1833 He received his ap
ipolntrnent to the United States mili
tary academy at West Point and grad
uated at that institution receiving his
commission in the artillery
i At the outbreak of the civil wan
Genera Lee resigned his commission
dn the United States army and en
tered the Confederacy He served
wlth the Confederate army in Vir
oil gin until after the battle of Antic
tam when he was made a brlgadier
general and sent to Vicksburg
Served at Vicksburg
General Lee played a prominent
t part In the siege of Vicksburg and
following the fall of that city wai
t len a prisoner He was later ex
changed and promoted to the rank of
majorgeneral and ordered to the
southwest He was subsequently as
signed to the Army of Tcnnc sce with
the rank of lieutenantgeneral and
eervqd up until the close ot hostili
At the close of the war General
Lee devpted himself to the education
of southern youth and later was chos
en president of the Mississippi Agri
cultural and Mechanical College
On the death of General John B
Gordon General Lee was unanimous
ly chosen conimanderlnchief of the
United Confederate Veterans ana
was always the most conspicuous tig
ure at the annual reunions ot teat
organization Just before ins death
he was making preparations tor the
reunion next month at Birmingham
and had aready completed the task
of assigning commanders and spon
I gers for those positions which are ap
U jiolntive on such occasions
Park Commissioner
General lee held under the United
States government the office of com
missioner of the Vicksburg National
Military Park It was In this park
that several handsome mouunients
Continued on Page Four
Majority Report Wants Fur
ther Investigation Min
ority Wants the Passage of
Stevens Bill and Both
Reports are Tabled on
By Associated Press
Washington May 28lho special
Qommltliee of six members of the
house appointed upon complaint or
the American Newspaper Publishers
Association to investigate the wood
pulp and print paper situation in re
lation to the tariff and with regard
to an alleged conspiracy for the re
straint of trade today submitted a
majority and a minority report
The majority In its preliminary re
port recommends no legislation af
fecting wood pulp and print paper
be enacted until the committee has
further Investigated and reported
The minority report recommends
the passage of the Stevens bill
When Mann sought to have a re
port read Sims moved the adoption
of the minority report but the pro
ceedings were cut short by Hitchcock
Nebraska objecting to the reading
of either report It Is believed that
Hitchcocks action will have the ef
fect of preventing the question com
ing up again this session
By Associated Press
Greensboro N C May The gen
eral assembly of the Southern Pres
byterian church today completed the
case of the Presbytery of eastern
Texas against the synod of Texas the
vote standing to sustain 99 not to sus
tain 27 and to sustain In part 5
The report of tie committee on pub
lication Sabbathschool work and on
young peoples societies recommen
dations committee on ministerial ed
ucation and relief and the report of
the committee on audits were adopted
Understanding is Reached
and Vote Will Probably
be Taken Today Demo
crats Will Not Filibuster
But Will Vote Solidly
3y Assoclatef Press
Vashington May 28Tbe antici
pated strenuous opposition to the
adoption of the conference report on
the AldrichVreeland currency biil in
the senate according to the Infer
ence to be drawn from the debate to
day will probably not materialize
Senator Aldrich kept the report oe
fore the senate until nearly 4 oclock
then he assented to its being laid
aside until 11 oclock tomorrow rha
senators realized the meaning of this
move was that an understanding
been reached and another vote on
the bill will be taken tomorrow In
quiry proved the existence of this un
derstanding although no positive
agreement had been made
During the morning the democrats
held a conference and decided not
to filibuster against the bill
Sentiments however favor the mi
nority voting solidly against the meas
ure It is not likely that more than
two republicans will join in the oppo
1000 PER50NS
Hankow in China is Scene
1 of Terrible Catastrophe
News Which Just Reaches
United States by Way of
Pacific Steamer
By Associated Press
Victoria B C ivy 281he steam
er Shinono of the Japanese line
brings news of another disaster
through a typhoon at Hankow following
ing a freshet which involved the loss
of more than 1000 lives with the
wrecking of 1000 junks and the
stranding of many steamers includ
ing several foreign crafts
The typhoon came suddenly and in
a few hours reduced hundreds of boats
in the Kan river to splinters Steam
ers broke away from their moorings
and only those which could get up
steam quickly escaped The shores
were thick with corpses of river peo
News was also brought of a great
coat mining disaster in Kwang Si
where 100 lives were lost when a
mine took fire
The Hotel Committee Met
at Chamber of Com
merce Last Night
Pensacolians Must Get Busy
Fine Spirit Shown K Last
Night and 13000 Sub
scribed Conditionally That
Total Be Raised By Tues
day Night I
Tuesday night will decide whether
Pensaeola is to have The new 350000
hotel for which a committee of me
Chamber of Commerce has been work
ing or not Most people believe
that the city is going to have this
most necessary acquisition but there
is wonlc to be done and hard worn
tooThe committee of the Chamber of
Commerce which has been soliciting
stock subscriptions for the 150000
necessary to assure the building of the
350000 hostelry planned met at
the Chamber of Commerce rooms last
night It was expected that Chas o B I
Hervey of Mobile president of they
Hervey Hotel Company would be
present but a letter received by Jno
E Stillman chairman cf the hotel
committee from Mr Hervey advised
that business prevented him leaving
Mobile this week but that he would
come to Pensacola on next Tuesday
Several new subscriptions were an
nounced and it was suggested that the
entire list of subscriptions be read
which showed a total of 101100 worth
of stock actually signed r
The new subscriptions wore report
ed last night as follows W
Already reported i M 99700
By Mr Knowles v tfi 500
By Mr Thornton IBiglvee Fer
tilizer Co of CVIontgomery 500
Lee Daniel 200
By Mr Dubuisson WanftoJd
Grocery Co 100
C C Goodman 100
Total actually signed for101100
Secretary Waterman announced that
W H Knowles had stated that he
would take 5000 more if needed
which Brought the total amount guar
anteed to 106100
iMr Muldon then suggested that the
complete list of stockholders actually
signed be published The represen
tative of The Journal stated that The
Journal would be giad to print the
Then Mr Muldon humped things
by saying that he wanted to fix a
time for settling the question of
wether the hotel would be built or
not and he would therefore announce
that conditional upon the 150000 I
being subscribed for stock by next
Tuesday night he would take 5000
additional stock The meeting caught I
his enthusiasm and one member af
Continued on Page Eight
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O If Pensacola is to have the nw 3oO000 hotel for which a com +
4 mittee of the Chamber of Commerce has been working then SMyOi 0
O more of stock must be subscribed for by Tuesday night This is 0
O the sense of the position taker by the stockholders who have al < >
O ready subscribed to 11J100 otthe 150000 necessary to assure the 4
P building of the hotel
O At the meeting last night upon the report that 101100 had O I
4 been signed and that one man would give 5000 additional if need e
O ed < 1000 was subscribed by men who are already stockholders e
0 with this proviso the total amount of 150000 must be subscribed A
O by Tuesday night 0
O It is strictly up to Pensacola to get busy The Journal today O
Q publishes a complete list of stockholders in the new hotel with the 4
9 list of those who added to their holdings last night with the above 4
O proviso g
0 Each share is valued at 100 The man who has f10 can find 4
01 no better investment Chas B Hervey of Mobile will lease the d
< > hotel when built at a rental of ti per cent upon the total invest O
0 meat of fiOOOO This insures l > per cent on every dollar and 0
3 the 100 stockholder will getMhe same interest on his money as 4
4 the 10000 stockholder Hervey will also pay taxes and insurance 4
4 > These subscriptions are payable 10 per cent in cash n per cent O
< > oah month at one two and throe months and 25 per cent each 0
4 quarter at six months nine months and twelve months after this e
o date 4
0 It is now a question of each and every citizen doing his share to 0
G give to the city that which it most neccisa hotel worthy of Peu y
0 sacoa 0
64044404 + 444444 + 4404444e0eee40
By Associated cress
New York May 28The recount
of ballots in the 1905 mavoralty race
which was continued today added 411 I
otes to Hearsts total In one ease I
while the tally sheet and official can
vass figures were identical the count
of ballots disclosed J3 mope votes
than had been returned
Vote Shows Bryans Great
Strength in Second Dis
trict Which Includes City
of Montgomery Where a
Strong Fight for Minneso
tan Was Made
Special to T he Journal
Montgomery Ala May SThe
strength of William Jennings Bryan
in Ahvbama is well testified to by
the vote of the secom district which
includes Montgomery the strongnold
of the Johnson forces A morning
newspaper in introducing the table
calls attention to how hOSPU John
on ran but tthe figures speak for
themselves and how that even with
Johnsons friends centering every
7csible force for his majority that
Bryan leads in the district The table
of votes follows
County Bryan Johnson
Baldwin 187 141
Butler 719 50
Conecuh 309 50t
Covington 009 68
Escamfeia Ul 61
Montgcimenr 1G52 1769
Pike r 1 = 21 604
I Vlcox 570 383
I Total 6917 551
Huge College
By Associated Press
New York May 2S Gifts to edu
cat onal institutions were announced
today by the gelieral education board
the largest single gift of 123000 be
ing granted to William Jewel Col
lege Liberty Mo and the next high
est 100000 to Davidson College
Davidson N C Others were Spell
man Seminary Atlanta 12000
Hampton Vn and Tuskegee Insti
tute Tuskegee Aa 10000 The
board also marie grants of 80000 for
the farmers cooperative demonstra
tion work and 20000 for special
high school agents in connection with
state universities in southern states
Official Count is Issued by
District Chairman Neil of
Westville and Shows Pen
sacola Candidate to Have
Run Fine Race
Special to The Journal
Westville Fla May 38The official
coiuit aimores in tthe Third coni
gressional district in the race for rep
resentative in the house shows J i
Walter Kehoe of Pensacola to 1 > p in j
II the lead with a majority of 331 over
Dannitte H Mays who Is second and
will run in the second primary with
Mr Kehoe
The statement issued by District
Chairman John Neel is I
Official vote of the Third congres
sional district in a primary election
held May the 19th to nominate a can
didate for congress from said dis
c > m
C n ax I
= > x
> < >
z C ill
Escambia 14f i2 766 159
Santa ROsa fftG SOI 111 31
Walton Cas lit 78 SO I
Holmes 750 1T7 197 22 >
Washington S3 25S U7 S7
Jackson 461 US I 225 1PSS
Calhoun 57 HO 21 227
Liberty 52 77 ISS 54
Franklin 07 59 410 14
I Gadsden 50 408 276 45 I
Leon 31 278 407 17
Wakulla 50 iso 247 2C I
Madison 77 611 151 SO
Jefferson 52 672 55 25
Total 4ssi 4200 t2 2470
Xo candidate having received a ma
jority of all votes cat and as it is
shown by above canvass that J W
Kehoe and D H Mays received the
highest vote they are hereby declared
the legal candidates for the second I
primary to be held June the 16th and
I it is hereby ordered that their names
I be placed upon the official ballot to
be voted on at this unto in the sev 1
eral counties composing the Third
congressional district
Signed JOHX XEEr
Bryan District Delegates Get a
Splendid MaMojrity
Special to The Journal
Apaachicola Fla May 28 The or
ticial count of Franklin county in the
I recent primary is announced as fol
SenatorBeard 39 Broward 27o
Fletcher 96 Lamar 110
Congressman Griggs no Keho
67 Mays 59 Stephens 14
Governor Browne 121 Gilchrist
229 Stockton 92
Xational CommitteemanT Albert
Jennings 93 William S Jennings 15J
Delegates at LargeAlexander 120
Bowden 90 Brown 135 Brumsey Sif
Clewis 54 Eaton 70 Herrin 48 Julian
46 Mann 63 Philips 32 Pope 7
Reese 57 Shackelford 55 Stoneman
District DelegatesAndrews 42
Blount 82 Clark 72 Collins b2 Craw
ford 120 Mayes 200
Attorney GeneralEllis 159 Tram
mell 202
ComptrollerAppleyard 51 Croom
33G Knight 21
Railroad CommissionerDunn 63
Irvine 36 Jackson 67 Salomon 1S9
State SenatorGunn 122 Hosford
127 Jackson 49 Spence 213
RepresentativesFloYd 101 Marler
220 Moore 26S
SheriffBradford 236 Gibson 355
Circuit Clerk Porter 415 Vrooman
Was Last Seen Sitting in Boat
in Escambia River
Two Breaks in Hat Showed
That Two Heavy Blows
Had Been Struck And it is
Thus Believed Mr Bonifay
Was Murdered
II A Bonifay of McDavid a well
known citizen of Escambia county
was either drowned accidentally Wed
nesday afternoon or else he WoRS tho
victim of foul play at the hands of
some enemy The last seen of hifli
was when he was in a bOat in Escurn
blat river Wednesday afternoon fishing
and yesterday morning when the boat
was found there was no trace of him
excepting his hat which was lying du
the bottom of the boat There were
two breaks in fhe hat made by heavy
blows being delivered and ttfe fact
that a heavy sIck was found in the
boat and that mud was dinging to
the hat the same as on this stick
leads some to believe that he was
murdered and his body thrown into
the river or else he was knocked
from the boat by the blows
Went Fishing
As he frequency does Mr Bonifay
went fishing Wednesday morning
This was the last his family saw of
him There wits no uneasiness fIt
however until darkness arrived as
he had frequently remained all day Y
on the river When 3ve did not re
turn home his family became alarmed I
and a few hours afterwards a number
of citizens started out to make a
search for him This was unsuccess i
ful tout shortly after daylight the
i > oBt TfnIc3ine hod used Wins found
It had drifted np against the bank
and remained there
The Hat Found
Mr Bonifay wore a felt Stelson hat
and tliis was found in the bottom of
the boat Two breaks had tooen made
in the felt tis though two heavy blows
had been delivered and this caused
the suspicion thn the missing man
was foully dealt with This was given
strength by the fact that lying in the
boat was a heavy stick which had
evidently boon picked up from the
nnuJ and was partly covered with
such This same mud was on the hat
where it had been struck
The belief of some is that some
party was secreted on title bank of the
river and struck Mr Bonifay as he
was about fo blab the boat or else
rowed up in another boat and deliv
ered the blows
Seen at Five Oclock
Parties who mere near the point
where Mr Itonilay was fishing saw
him at 5 oclock Wednesday after
noon and at that time he was rowing
adont going from one of his hooks
to another and it was supposed that
he was preparing cease fishing for
the day and return to his home
That he anet his death shortly af
terwards was shown bv tIle fact that
lie had not removed his hooks which
were set on poles in the banks al
though darknest was approaching
bile > some are of the oj > inion that
the missing man was Ihe victim of
foul play others are of he belief that
he accidentally fell from the 4 > oat and
was drowned and that his hat fell
from his head as he left the boat
To Recover Body
Effort to recover the body of the
missing man were made yesterday
but without result Late in the after
noon dynamite was used in the hope
of causing the biftly 1o rise but the
last advices from McDavM last night
were that nothing had been accom
j Mr Itonifav was a member of the
i firm of Bonifay Tiros Lauwber Co
i which firm was recently forced d into
bankruptcy He has been a prominent
citizen of the county for years and I
thas a large nuiriber of relatives in
I Special to The Journal
Xew York May 2S Today opened
the hottest May 2S in the history or
I the weather bureau following the hot
I test May 27 in 28 years The differ
ence at 1 a m today and last year
was 24 degrees It continued to grow
cooler until sunup Then suddenly
it changed again and at 9 a m i
was as hot as midnight when the
i records for the mouth were shat
Thousands of persons went from
I their homes to the parks last night In
j an effort to get some fresh air
The only hope held out by the
weather forecaster Is for ram tomor
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