The Georgia record. (Atlanta, GA.) 1899-19??, June 02, 1900, Image 1
4• ’ • The Georgia Record. VOL. I. BOER CAPITAL SURRENDERED Such a Report Is Firmly Believed In London. NO CONFIRMATION IS RECEIVED Latest News From South Africa Indicates That the War Is About At An End. A London special, under date of June Ist, says: Belated messages from Pretoria confirm the reports of the departure of President Kruger with his cabinet and stafi' officials Tuesday night, and the selection at a meeting of citizens of a committee to administer the city provisionally. Since these telegtams left on Wed nesday nothing apparently has reached Lourenzo Marquez by telegraph from Pretoria. Possibly the wires have been cut. Possibly the Boer censorship at some intermediate point interrupts telegrams. So thoroughly is the country im bued with the belief that Pretoria has fallen, that Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, the secretary of state for the colonies, speaking at a meeting of the univer sity of Birmingham, proposed a mes sage to the queen congratulating her upon the “capture” of Johannesburg and Pretoria, which was sent to the afternoon newspapers. Although the war office has not re don harbors the idea that the Boer capital is not already in the hands of the British or about to be there. The possession of Johannesburg, at all events, as Lord Roberts has telegraph ed, is a fact. States Attorney Smuts did not depart with President Kruger, but remained in Pretoria. The present seat of the Boer government, accord ing to a dispatch from Lourenzo Marques, dated May 31st, is Middle burg, but it will probably be shifted further east. The Boers lately confronting Roberts appear to have gone eastward, also to ward the Lyndenburg region. The defenders of Laing’s nek, when their positions becomes too perilous, will probably trek straight northward to ward Lyndenburg. When this con centration takes place there will be possibly 20,000 men, who may hold out for a time with scattered bands of guerrillas elsewhere. A ROAST FOR PECK. Senator Jones, of Arkansas, Wants Light on Work of Our Paris Commissioner In the senate, Friday, Mr. Jones of Arkansas, made a vigorous attack upon the administration of the Paris exposi tion commision by Commissioner Gen eral Ferd W. Peck. Up to January, 1900, he said Mr. Peck had ac counted for less than $400,000 of the $1,400,000 appropriated for expo sition purposes. He demanded to know where the balance of the appro priation had gone. The so-called de tailed statement that had been sub mitted contained such items as $72,000 for clerk hire, $3,724 for personal traveling expenses of the commis sioner general, etc., which Mr. Jones believed were rediculous as “details.” “It is time,” said he, warmly, “that this sort of thing should cease. These statements ought to be itemized in ac cordance with the mandate of the law.” He then a read a dispatch from Paris indicating dissension among the American commission, some of whom had been charged with endeavor to compel exhibitors to pay for the space allotted to them in the exposition. He believed an investigation necessary. Mr. Hale, republican, of Maine, said he personally inclined to the opinion that the Paris exposition was a bad performance. Mr. Jones, continuing, said that the ■ air has been full of rumors that there have been most extravagant and un reasonable expenditures of the fund provided for the American exhibit, and we all know there never has been any satisfactory report as to how this money was used. TO BLUE AND GRAY Shaft Commemorating Antietam Presented to Government. A GREAT DAY AT HAGERSTOWN President »nd Cabinet Officers, Members of Congress and Olliers of Prominence Take Part In Exercises. A special from Hagerstown, Md., says: Another link in the chain which binds together the once warring fac tions of the north and south was forged Wednesday by the dedication of a monument erected to the memory of the men who wore the gray as well I as those who wore the blue, and who . died in mortal combat on the bloody ’ field of Antietam. This event, which is possibly with- ’ out a parallel in the history of the world, was graced by the presence of the president of the United States, ac companied by many members of his cabinet; a score or more of United States senators, as many members of the house, the governor of Maryland and prominent men of the states. There were present hundreds of i veterans who fought for the “lost cause” and thousands who fought for the side that proved victorious. Side by side they stood with uncovered heads throughout the ceremony. Colonel Benjamin F. Taylor, as president of the Antietam Battlefield I Commission of Maryland, then pre sented the monument to the national i government and Elihu Root, secretary I of war, in a brief address accepted it 1 on behalf of the United States. I ly of a reminiscent character, by Gen erals John B. Brooke, James Long street, Orlando B. Wilcox, J. E. Dur vea, Senators Foraker, Burrows and Daniel and others who were promi nent on the opposing sides in the great struggle. These were followed in turn by Representative George B. McClellan, of New York, and other members of both houses of congress. The band played “Hail to the Chief” and General Douglas introduced Presi dent McKinley, who delivered the ad dress of the day. The president said in part: “Mr. Chairman and My Fellow Citi zens—l appear only for a moment that I may make acknowledgment for your courteous greeting and express in a single word my sincere approval of this occasion for which we have as sembled today. “In this presence and on this memo rable field I am glad to meet the fol lowers of Lee, Jackson, Longstreet and Johnston with the followers of Grant and McClelland and Sherman and Sheridan, greeting each other not with arms in their hands or malice in their souls, but with affection and re spect for each other in their hearts. (Applause.) “Standing here today one reflection only has crowned my mind—the dif ference between the sections and that of thirty-eight years ago. Then the 1 men who wore the blue and the men who wore the gray greeted each other I with shot and shell and visited death upon their respective ranks. We meet i after all these intervening years with but one sentiment—that of loyalty to the government of the United States, love for our flag and free institutions, and determined men of the north and men of the south to make any : sacrifice for the honor and perpetuity of the American nation. (Great Ap plause.) “My fellow-citizens, I am glad, also, of the famous meeting between ' Grant and Lee at Appgmattox. lam glad we were together, aren’t yon?” ; (cries of ‘yes, yes’)—“glad that the I union was saved by the honorable terms made between Grant and Lee, I under the famous apple tree, and there I is one glorious fact that must be al ways gratifying to us—the American I soldiers never surrendered but to Americans. (Applause.) “The followers of the Confederate generals, with the followers of the ! federal generals, fought side by side I in Cuba, in Porto Rico and in the I Philippines, and in thosefar-off islands ! are standing together today fighting and dying for the flag they love, the flag that represents more than any other banner in the world, the best hopes and aspirations of mankind.” (Great and long continued applause.) ATLANTA, GA.. SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1900. WARRANT FOR TAYLOR. Paper Is Issued By Judge Cantrill For Arrest of Kentucky Ex-Governor. The issuance of a bench warrant at Frankfort, Ky , Friday, by Judge Cantrill was the first official notice that an indictment bad been returned naming Former Governor Taylor as an accessory to the murder of William Goebel. It had been rumored for weeks that the indictment had been returned, but t.iat the officials refused to i ither confirm or deny it. The in die me it was filed and entered on re cord April J 9th. It reads as follows: The grand jury of the county of Franklin in the name and by au thority of the commonwealth of Ken tucky accuses William S. Taylor, of this commonwealth, of being acces sory before the fact to the willful mur der of William Goebel, committed as follows, viz: The said William 8. Taylor in the said comity of Franklin, on the 30th dr.y of January, A. D., 1900, and before the finding of this indictment, unlawfully, willfully and feloniously of his malice aforethought and with intent to bring about the death and procure the murder of Wil liam Goebel, did conspire with Caleb Powers, F. W. Golden, John L. Powers, John Davis, Henry Yout sey, Charles Finley, W. H. Cul ton, John Howard, Berry How ard, Harlan Whitaker, Richard Combs and others to this grand jury unknown, and did coun sel, advise, encourage, aid and pro cure Henry Youtsey, James Howard, Berry Howard, Harlan Whitaker, Richard Combs and other persons to this grand jury unknown, unlawfully, willfully, feloniously and of their mal ice aforethought, to kill and murder William Goebel, which one of the last five named peUiq,, oojli. y person nctirig with' tffein, ILL who is to this grand jury unknown, as aforesaid then and there, thereunto by the said W. 8, Taylor before the fact commit ted, advised, encouraged, aided and procured, did by shooting and wound ing the said Goebel with a gun or pis tol, loaded with powder or other ex plosive and leaden and steel ball or other hard substances, and from which said shooting and wounding the said Goebel died on the 3d day of February, 1900, but which of said last above mentioned persons as aforesaid, actu ally fired the shot that killed the said Goebel is to this grand jury-unknown, against the peace and dignity of the commonwealth of Kentucky.” The bench warrant commands the sheriff or other arresting officer to ar rest William S. Taylor and deliver him to the jailer of Franklin county. On the back of the indictment about fifty persons are named as witnesses for the commonwealth. The bench warrant was placed in the hands of Deputy Sheriff John Suter, who is act ing in the absence of the sheriff, who is at Hot Springs. When asked what he would do with the warrant ne said: “What can I do with it? I would serve it if I could, and I could do it if Governor Mount of Indiana would help me, but from all reports I guess he will not do it.” Governor Beckham Friday afternoon issued an order mustering out ten companies of the state guard. All ex cept two of them are located in moun tain towns and were among those mus tered into service during the political excitement just before and immedi ately following the state election last fall. SENATE PASSES BILL. Sundry Civil Appropriation Meiwure Goes Through With Important Amendments. At the conclusion of a session lasting eight hours, the senate Friday evening passed the sundry civil appropriation bill. The amendment providing for an appropriation of $5,000,090 for the Louisiana purchase exposition, to be held in St. Louis in 1903,was continued in the bill after an unsuccessful effort to reduce the appropriation. An amendment was incorporated providing for the beginning of the work on the memorial bridge between Washington and Arlington cemeteries, to be erected in memory of the dead of both the Union and Confederate armies. While the bill carries only $200,000 for the project, it is expected ultimately to cost about $5,000,000. An amendment also was added to the measure providing for an adjustment of certain claims of the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Dela ware, Oregon, California and South Carolina. NO BOER SYMPATHY! I Teller Resolutions In the Senate Fail of Adoption. VOTE WAS FORTY TO TWENTY-SIX Senator Bacon, of Georgia, Made Strong I»l ea _st. Louis Gets Expo sition Funds. A Washington special says: A few minutes before adjournment Tuesday the senate concurred in the civil ap propriation bill an amendment appro priating $5,000,000 for the Louisiana purchase exposition to be held in St. Louis in 1903, the condition being that $10,000,000 in addition bo raised by the exposition authorities. The amendment was offered by Mr. Cock rell, of Missouri, and was adopted without debate. Because an amend ment offered by him subsequently was stricken out on a pointed order, Mr. Gallinger, of New Hampshire, moved to reconsider the St. Louis fair amend ment ami the motion is now pending, but will not be adopted. The Teller resolution expressing sympathy for the Boers was referred to the committee on foreign relations by a vote of 40 to 26. Mr. Fairbanks, of Indiana, endeav ored to secure consideration of the bill providing for the extradition of crim inals from the United States to Cuba, but Mr. Allison declined to lay aside the appropriation bill for that pur pose. The house bill permitting the con struction of a dam across New river, in Giuyson county, Virginia, was passed. Mr. Daniel, of Virginia, presented the credentials of his colleague, Thomas Martin, as Senator from Vir ginia for the term of six yeais begin ning March 4, 1901. The Teller resolution was then laid before the senate and Mr. Bacon, of Georgia, addressed the senate. No senator could fail, he thought, to sympathize with the Boers—such senators, at least, as are devoted to lib erty and free government. This is a case of two weak republics engaged in a struggle for life with the greatest empire in the world; of 25,000 or 30,000 plain farmers iu a death strug gle with an army of 250,000 men. The pending resolution was, in his opinion, conservative, proper and not in any way violative of international law. Mr. Bacon read an extract from a memorial presented to the house of representatives on January 19th, 1820, relative to the war then pending be tween Greece and Turkey, and dis cussed the banquet given to Kossuth in the old National hotel, in Washing ton on the 7th of January, 1852. Mr. Davis, chairman of the com mittee on foreign relations, moved that the resolution be referred to the committee on foreign relations. The request was agreed to as follows: Yeas—Aldrich, Allison, Bard, Bev eridge, Barrows, Carter, Clark, Cul lom, Deboe, Depew, Elkins, Fair banks, Foraker, Foster, Gallinger, Hansbrough, Hawley, Kyle, Lindsay, Lodge, Mcßride, McComas, McCum ber, McMillan, Penrose, Perkins, Pet tus, Platt of Connecticut, Platt of New York, Proctor, Quarles, Ross, Scott, Sewell, Shoup, Simon, Stew art, Thurston, Wetmore, Wolcott—4o. Nays—Allen, Bacon, Bate, Butler, Caffery, Chaudler, Clay, Cockrell, Culberson, Daniel, Hale, Harris, Heit field. Hoar, Jones of Arkansas, Ken ny, Mallory, Martin, Mason, Money, Pettigrew, Bawlins, Teller, Tillman, Turley, Turner —26. Consideration of the sundry civil appropriation bill was resumed. A pro vision was added to the section to es tablish national quarantine stations in Florida that no station should be lo cated nearer than five miles to Key West. DOGS CHASE ASSASSIN. Negro Wreaks His Vengeance on a South Carolina Farmer. A few days ago John Boyd, a farmer in Darlington county, S. C., had a quarrel with a negio on his place and tied him up nud whipped him. Boyd was at supper Tuesday’ night when he was shot dead, the bullet piercing the window glass. A crowd of men with bloodhounds started at once on the track of the murderer. NO. 49. J VETS AT LOUISVILLE Battle Scarred Heroes Take Pos session of Kentucky City. THE LARGEST GATHERING EVER HELD General Gordon. Their Beloved Chieftain. Getg a Tremendous Ovation—Maimed Battalion Great Attraction. A Louisville special says: Surround- '' ed by waving banners bearing the fiery cross of the Confederacy, listening to the cheers from the throats of 3,000 men who wore the gray, and confront ed by the waving handkerchiefs of hundreds of ladies, General John B. Gordon, commander of the United Confederate Veterans, Wednesday, formally opened the tenth annual re union of the order, which, in point of attendance, is the largest ever held since the inception of the organiza tion, For an hour previous to the time set for the opening of the meeting the veterans and their friends made their way in a steady stream to the hall and by 11:30 o’clock it was well filled. At the conclusion of the doxolngj* General Poyntz, the presiding officer’,’ introduced Mayor Weaver, who wel comed the visitors in behalf of the city of Louisville. The mayor, whose speech was re ceived with much applause, was fol lowed by Colonel Thomas F. Bullit, who welcomed the visitors to Louis ville in behalf of the board of trade of the city. As General Gordon stepped forward to receive the keys he received a strong evidence of the regard in which be is held by his Comrades of the associa tion. They sprang to their feet en masse, climbed upon chairs, wave<L hats and handkerchiefs frantically and Cheered again and again, aud General Gordon was visibly moved by the re-' ception he met, and for several min utes he stood bowing hie thanks. When quiet was restored again he spoke in part as follows: “No man is gifted enough and no words are strong enough to tell Ken tuckians what we feel at this hour and how deeply we feel it. Shall I say for my comrades and myeelf that we are grateful, profoundly grateful? That would be in the presence of such a demonstration the merest common place, the needless statement of a pa tent fact, which you already know or can plainly read in these moistened eyes and quivering lips. Shall I tell you that we are amazed; that we are unprepared for such a display, such exhuberance of hospitality, such warmth and prodigality of welcome? I cannot say that, for it would be un true. We knew beforehand what to expect of this great hearted people. “We have come to find not only that is true but that the half had not been told. What can I say, then, what can any man say or do to repre sent to this people the responsive echoes of our deeply stirred sensibili ties? If I possessed the mystio power to catch and transmute into burning sentences the thoughts of these brains and the rhythms of these hearts, I might hope to give you some concep tion of our appreciation of this Ken tucky greeting. “Why has not some Edison or some gifted scientist, moved by a genius divine, invented some means of photo graphing human emotions? Why did not that crafty delver into nature’s se crets, who discovered the X-rays, give us a double X-ray powerful enough to expose to Kentucky’s view the emo tions of these men? If such au instru ment were at your command this morning, you would see inscribed upon these hearts, in indelible letters, the beloved name of Kentucky. “The truth is, gentlemen, that your state holds a place among her sisters that is not only unique, but decidedly picturesque. “Heaven bless, protect and guide Kentucky. May harmony and Chris tian fellowship rule in all her counsels and peace, joy and plenty abide for ever in all her homes.” No delegation of veterans has been accorded such an ovation as that given the Atlanta, Ga., battalion of maimed veterans. From the depot to their quarters they were cheered by the thousands who thronged the streets and the impression! they made equal ed all expectations.