The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, June 06, 1896, Image 1

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Interesting Exercises Held on the Battle
Field of Gettysburg.
Ceremonies nt the Jlutc of tlic E(ue
triun Statue of (jt-ucrul George tior
ilon Mvadc-.Speerheii by Governor
Hnstiugs and Urnernl Gregg.
Gettysburg. June B. The equestrian
statue eroded by the state of Pennsyl
vania In honor of the memory of Gen
eral George Gordon Meade, command
ing the army of the Potomac, was un
veiled this morning In the presence of
a largo number of distinguished mitl-
i t.iry officers, and civilians. The cere
monies opened with music followed by
I prayer. Master George Gordon Meade,
a grandson of the dead hero, unveiled
the statue. As the drapery fell from
the statue Light Battery C, Third Unit
ed States artillery, tired a xalute. Dedi
catory exercises wwe then conducted
by George G. Meude Post No. 1. depart
ment Pennsylvania. Grand Army of the
Republic. The statue was then formal
ly delivered to the governor of the
commonwealth by Brevet Biigadier
General J. P. S. Gpbin, of the commis
sion which had charge of the erection
of the statue.
Governor Daniel H. Hastings, on be
hulf of the stute, accepted the gift In a
choice speech, an extract of which is
given hereto:
Ladles and Gentlemen: More than a
ct'iitiuy ana the poets told la llttlng
phrase the thrilling story of the F.lily
stone llKlllhoii .e on the coast o Unglaiid.
It wu in u rocky and tlanHiuotis st-u.
Science uilniittiiig the necessity fur its
erection, declared that, amiilat rock and
BUifc'c uiul swelling deep, Ps construrttuii
was impossible. In the face of all dts
co!i:ui!cinciit It was completed. And tiien
the doubting spectators and wury mari
ner said "wait for the storm; wait for.
such tempests us we have seen; and It will
snap llku the stem of a pipe." At length
tin- storm enme. Never before had wind
and ruin, liKhtning and thunder united In
such curuivul of destruction. Villages
were swept uwuy, mui.y lives were lot
nnd vessels smull and great were wrecked.
Then the timid and faithless survivors
raid the lighthouse and its keeper are
surely gone and our phrophecy will prove
true' when the morning cornon. As day
light broke, all eyes war strained in the
direction of the warning beacon eager to
learn the truth. There It proudly btood
towering out of the deep, bidding defiance
to storm and tenipent, wind and wave.
Other nations said of us thiU America
must go the way of all republics; it could
not withstand the grout conflict. B't
when the dreadful storm, which had been
gathering for decudes and raging for
three years, had burst In all Its relentless
fury, amldit these hills ur.d valleys; when
charge and . countercharge had ended;
when the cannon no longer gave forth de
fiant thunders; when death had claimed
her own and the high carnival of hate
and passion was exhausted; and the
smoke o( musket and battery was lifted
from the scene, here, on this very spot,
upon his horse sat the victorious com
mander, the ciileflaln of the conquerors,
the proud l'cnnsylvunlan, Gcorse Cordon
Meade, and when the sun fell fair and
bright upon Little Hound Top there and
Big Round Top yonder, and upon the
Cemetery's ridge, and the plain beyond
where Pickett's men had come and gone;
the valley of death, the peach orchard and
the wheat Held, where torn blue and gray
uniforms lay tide by side with the rider
lcgs horse, the spent musket and the silent
cannon; when the clouds hail lifted and
floated away, behold, old Glory, every
stripe and every star undimmed in beauty,
proudly waving in triumph an answer to
the nutions of the earth that the time was
near nt hand when the mightiest republic
of all time was to be re-united In stronger
bonds of union than ever before.
Today there is presented to the con.
munweiilth of Pennsylvania that bronze
Image of the horse nnd rider. Here It
will stand near the cabin that was his
headquarters when the battle was on, a
perpetual memorial of Pennsylvania's
great commander.
As the chief executive, for the time be
ing, of the commonwealth wherein his
most heroic service were rendered, for
the people of the present generation, for
the memory of his comrades who sleep In
yonder cemetery, for the widows and or
phans whose dear ones rest beneath the
shadow of this statue, in behalf of the
brave men from sister states who rushed
tn Pennsylvania's rescue In the hour of
her peril, ami for the generation yet to
come In this Keystone of the National
An-P. J accept this precious trophy. I
notify you that no vandal hands shall mar
its noble proportions, and I promise you
that the patriotism, loyalty, ami pride of
our people our Pennsylvania freemen
will preserve it in honor to the latest gen
I'pon the conclusion of the governor's
remarks. Brevet Major General David
Meflrcgg, who commanded the S?co:ul
cavaliy division at Gettysburg, was in
troduced as the orator of the day. Gen
eral Gregg paid a glowing tribute to the
memory of the dead hero nnd guvo a
sketch of his career as follows:
The distinguished poldier whose person
is so accurately and artistically repre
sented In the statue before us, occupied
such a conspicuous place in the eyes of his
countrymen during the war of the re
bellion, that in considering his services at
that period It seems appropriate that ref
erence should be made to his earlier ca
reer, that we may better understand In
what manner he was trained for the prop
er discharge of the duties of the high posi
tion to which he was suljiequpntly culled.
This reference must be both brief and gen
eral, owing to the limitation as to time
which the occasion enforces.
George Gordon Meade was born Dec. SI,
1815, under the American flag, at Cadiz,
Spain, his father being the United States
consul at that port. His parents were
citizens of Philadelphia, and his ances
tors, enrly settlers in the colony of Penn
sylvania, htfld prominent places In its so
cial and business affairs. Appointed to
the United States Military academy from
Pennsylvania, he was graduated there
from In ISSv. After his graduation he was
assigned to the artillery, and very shortly
after he resigned from the service, but
was again, in 1842, commissioned a lieu
tenant In the topographical engineers.
In the Mexican war he served first under
General Taylor, and participated in the
battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma,
and Monterey, and later was present ut
the siege of Vera Crus by the forces under
General Scott. Following the Mexican war
he was employed at various points on the
Great Lakes and the seaboard, tn devising
and constructing such works as fell with
in the sphere of the topographical corps.
Ho had already won an enviable reputa
tion In his corps, and was recognized as
being an officer of high Intelligence, of
great profeslsonal skill, of marked deci
sion of character, and of amplo resources
he had the respect and -confidence of his
fellow-officers with whom h was associ
ated, and of his superiors at the seat of
government, ft'
In August, lEfllA Captain Meade, then
serving at Detroit, was appointed brigadier-general
of United States Volunteers,
and was assigned to the command of the
Second Brigade of the Pennsylvania Re
serve corps. He uartlcloated In several
of the engagements of the Peninsular
campaign, ami was severely wounded at
the battle of Qlendale. After this he com
manded his division and was engaged at
South Mountain, and on Nov. t 1802. he
wss made major-general of Volunteers.
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Meade greatly distinguished himself it
the head of h's divison by assaulting
and penetrating the enemy's lines, unsup
ported; his brilliant exploit was barren of
results. At Chancellursville he skilfully
covered the retreat of the Union army to
the north side of the Rappahunnock. On
June 2S the Army of the Potomac was
concentrated at Frederick. Md.. and on
that oay, in his tent. General Meade had
placed in his hands an order assigning
him to its command. It is Impossible to
measure in any degree the weight of the
responsibility that must have pressed
upon Genral Meade at this time. Hud he
been previously consulted he would un
doubtedly have declined the appointment,
but the opportunity was not given him.
The sword of command was placed In his
hand, and kooI soldier that he was, he
firmly grasped It, and at once set about
the work before him.
The story of the battle af Gettysburg,
that was foUKht three days after General
Meade had assumed command. Is too fam
iliar to be repeated In this presence. The
greatest of all the battles of the war and
one of the preatest In the world's history,
it was touch! on a field admirably aduptcd
for the tactical munoeuverlng of the two
great armies. It wus great because of the
numbers ennuged, those of the two armies
aggregatinn ultout 1ilj,(l0 men, because of
the desperate lighting and fearful carnage,
the aggregate loss in killed and wounded
having been about 4i,uu. and because of
the momentous consequences that hung
on Its Issue.
The victory at Gettysburg sealed the
fie of the rebellion. The Army of North
ern Virginia, broken and dispirited, r.
crossed the Potomac and fought for two
years longer, on the wasted fields of Vir
ginia, to prolong a hopeless struggle. In
its subsequent campaigns, extending over
well-nigh two years, General Meude re
mained in command of the Army of the
Potomac, secure in the confidence of
its oldlery. At the side of the meat sol
dier. General Grant, who had been placed
In command of nil the armies of the
United States, General Meade led his old
army through the Wilderness, at the sicg.t
of Petersburg, and at the surrender of
Appomutox. In recognition of his dis
tinguished services, great honors were
conferred on him by the national govern
ment, the state of Pennsylvania, and the
city of Philadelphia. General Meade was
an ardent patriot, and was every Inch a
soldier. His person was tall and grace
ful, his manners courteous and dlgnllled.
In his intercourse wlrh those whom he
knew but Bllghtly he was reserved; with
his Intimates he was pleasantly famili
ar. As a husband, he was tender and lov
ing; as a father, kind and affectionate; as
a friend, true as steel. He hud strong
and positive convictions, and these, when
necessary, he asserted, unrestrained by
consideration of expediency. For th
rights of others he hud the highest regard,
and would not brook Interference with his
own. He was truly a Christian soldier and
u gentlumun.
On Nov. 6, 1871, our hero was called to
meet the arch-enemy, before whom nil
yield. The victory was a barren one. for
death, as It only resulted in releasing from
Its tenement of clay a soul fully pre
pared to enter the Paradise of the blessed.
The exercises were held at the rite
of the monument just In the rear of the
Bloody Angle.
On the stand were seated Governor
Hastings and Mrs. Hastings, Adjutant
General Stewart and the entire gover
nor's staff. Major General Nelson A.
Miles, United States army; Brigadier
General John R. Brooke, United States
army; Major General David McGregg,
Colonel George G. Meade, the son of the
general;. Attorney General McCormlck,
Auditor General Mylln, State Treasurer
Haywood, General Latta, Private Sec
retary Beitler, Colonel John P. Nichol
son, Hon. Henry H. Bingham, Major
William H. Robblns and Major Charles
H. Richardson, of the Gettysburg Na
tional Park commission, and Gen. John
P. Taylor, Major W. H. Hartshorn and
Colonel R. Bruce Ricketts, of the Penn
sylvania Monument commission; H. K.
Bush Brown, the sculptor of the Meade
statue, and W. Edwin Elwell, the sculp
tor of the Hancock monument. Chap
lain Stevens, of Meade post. No. 1,
Grand Army of the Republic, made the
Invocation. When the Hags fell from
the statue a great shout went up from
the crowd that ceased only with, the
ronr of the cannon In salute. At the
conclusion of General Gregg's oration,
Major General Miles, Brigadier General
Brooke and Sculptor Bush Brown made
short addresses. 1
His Daughter Faints at the Announce
ment of Her Father's Marriage
to Mrs. Barnes.
Trenton, N. J., June 5. Word was re
ceived here tonight that ex-Mayor
Frank A. Magowan and Mrs. J. A.
P.arnes, whom he Is said to have mar
ried In Milwaukee, have arrived In Phil
adelphia and intend to come to Trenton
tomorrow. They were accompanied on
their trip east by her brother-in-law,
Dr. Winn, and his wife and her little
daughter. Beryl.
Magowan, It is thought, will now car
ry out the threat he made before he
tuid Mrs. Hnrnes secured their Oklaho
ma divorces to establish her as mistress
of his mansion on Clinton avenue. The
house has been well furnished nnd gar
deners, cooks and coachmen have been
engaged In auicipation of the couple's
arrival shortly.
Mugownn's former wife, a highly re
spected lady, and their five children,
live in a humbler house adjoining the
mansion. Miss Emily Magowan, the
ex-mayor's 18-year-old daughter, faint
ed last night when she read In the news
papers of her father's marriage to Mrs.
There Is considerable feeling here
against Magowan and a quiet but well
known citizen Is said to have offered to
lead a party to run the ex-mayor out
of town. The proposition was the sub
ject of discussion In numerous public
Chicago, June 5. Frank A. Magowan,
the former mayor ot Trenton, N. J.,
whose appearance In this city with Mrs.
Helen E. Barnes and the return of their
marriage license has created gossip tnd
some mystery, Is believed to have been
married to Mrs. Barnes In Kenosha,
Wis., yesterday. He gave up his room
at the Auditorium Annex Wednesday
night, telling the chief clerk he was go
ing to take the first train yesterday for
Kenosha. Mrs. Barnes and Robert. H.
Winn, who has figured as the best man
in the matrimonial case, left the hotel
yesterday and none of the three has
been seen In the city since by the
friends of Magowan.
El Reno, I. T., June 6. R. H. Winn,
the attorney who brought suits for di
vorce here for F. A. Magowan and Mrs.
Barnes, of Trenton, N. J has begun
suit against Mr. Magowan for $2,400 at
torney's fees.
Herald's Weather Forecast. .
New York, June .-In the Middle
states today, fair weather and light to
fresh southerly and southwesterly winds
will prevail, followod by local rain or
thunder storms In the northern district.
On Bunday, fair, warm weather will pre
vail, with fresh southwesterly winds, fol
. ;.tf. rr a Vr'" f? t rfrstwe. -
Has Discovered a Deep-Trenched Plot to
Defeat McKinley.
Desperate Means Will lie Employed
to Defeat .Major McKinley at St.
LouisArrangcinents for the Ac
couiinodatiou of Reporters at the
Convention. .
St. Louis, Mo., June 5. Colonel Perry
Heath, ex-journalist, of Cincinnati, and
just now avant courier of tho McKinley
invasion of St. Louis, is In deep anxiety
tonight over what he forcibly uenomi
nntes as an underhand attempt to de
feat the Ohloan's nomination. He
names Hon. Thomas C. Piatt, of New
York, as director of the antt-McKiniey
move. He says that Piatt has given
out the information publicly that he will
not he in St. Louis until next Wednes
day, when all the other leaders are er
pected here, but that privately he has
notified all those members of the com
mittee who are supposed to be bound
to McKinley that he will be here Mon
day morning and "would like to meet
them In private conference for the dis
cussion of business of very vital impor
tance to the party."
"The method to be used to defeat the
Qhlolan," iaid Colonel Heath, "Is a deg,
perate one, but It will be tried. It !s
well known that the national committee
Is to meetat the Southern hotel at nooa
Wednesday to begin the work of mak
ing up the temporary roll of the conven
tion, which assembles the following
"Ever since the opposition to Major
McKinley has realised that the Ohlo
lan's boom could not be checked by tho
ordinary methods, It has schemed to
use the advantage given It In the con
trol of the national committee to defeat
McKinley If possible by recognising all
the anti-McKlnley contesting delegates
who could show the slightest claim, and
then giving them the seats In the cjn
ventlon with the expectation that they
would force men of their own selection
on the credential committee and thus
secure a firm footing In the permanent
organization of the convention."
On Wednesday the national rranmii.
tee will meet at the Southern hotel and
will decide upon the temporary organ
ization and go over the 170 contests.
For temporary chairman Mark Hanna,
of Ohio; Governor Merriam, of Minne
sota; Major Warner, of Missouri, and
Warner Miller, of New York, have tn
mentioned. Ex-Governor Mertftom. of
Minnesota, who has a considerable
backing for chairman of the convention,
naa written that he will be here next
Tuesday. He is at the head of the Min
nesota delegation and Is a pronounced
McKinley man.
Arrangements have been made for the
seating of the press representatives In
the Republican national convention,
and the 413 seats in the press stand
have been nlloted anions- the metronoll.
tan newspapers of the United States.
'J he united Press and the Chicago
Associated Press have been alloted six
seats on either side of the chairman's
desk. The papers of New York, Chi
cago, and St. Louts will get the greatest
number of seats each. It has been de
cided to give to the Journal, Sun,
Herald, World and Tribune of New
York, six seats each, and to the Brook
lyn Eagle, New York Mall and Express,
Evening Post, Dally News, and Tele
gram, two or three seats each. Pro
visions have also llpen ninde fnr neat tt
correspondents of the leading Phlladei-
puia, r.aiiimore and uoston papers. The
Chicago newspapers will stand on the
same footing as the St. Louis news
papers in regard to distribution of cor
respondents' seats. Each St. Louis
paper will be alloted six seats In the
press stand, but as a matter of cour
tesy they will take the seats farthest
removed from the chairman's table.
Country papers will not find room In
the press stand, owing to the great de
mand made upon the accommodations
made by tho metropolitan papers.
An effort has beon made to secure 100
seats for the Interior press of Missouri,
but it is rot likely they will be success
ful. It will be simply a question of
room that must be met and the commit
tee Is already puzzled to find accommo
dations for the men from the big
Ways nnd Means Committee of the
IIoubc Reports Adversely.
Washington, if. C, June 6. Mr. Ding
ley, of Maine, the chairman of tho com
mittee on ways and means, presented
to the houc this afternoon the report
of the majority members of the com
mittee on the senate bill "to prohibit
the further issuance of interest-bearing
The report concludes with the declar
ation that In the present condition of
the country, With a deficiency of reve
nue and distrust prevailing to an alarm
ing extent, It would be a moBt serious
mistake, not to use a stronger term, to
take away almost the only prop that
now remains for the maintenance at
par of legal tender demand notes, whjch
formed so Important a part of the cur
rency of the United States.
The bill is reported back, therefore,
with a recommendation that It do not
pass and this conclusion the thirteen
Republican members of the committee
Two of the Democratic members of
the committee, Turner, of Georgia, and
Cobb, of Missouri, concur In the adverse
recommendation, but without endorsing
the report.
Seventy Thousand Votes Cast for Free
Silver and Ten Thousand for Gold.
Washington, June E. Representative
Ellis (Rep., Oregon) this afternoon re
celved the following telegram from J.
B. Montgomery, which ton Arms the
United, Press despatches from Oregon
on the result of the election:
Portland, Ore., June 5.
To Hon. VV. R. Ellis.
You are ' elected. Tonue (Republican
Sound Money candidate In First district)
beaten. Oregon cost 70,000 votes for bi-
--") nd fr;e r!v. 'O.W tor ;.,
Weather Indications Today
Fair; Southerly Winds.
1 General Meade's Statue Unveiled.
Weyler's Failure Acknowledged.
Scotch-Irish Meeting.
Col. Heath Discovers a Plot to Defeat
2 Congressional Doings.
Realms of Music.
Business World.
.3 (Local) Opinion in Boschlno Case.
Mrs. Luxemberger Awarded Damages.
4 Editorial.
CommentB of the Press.
6 (Local) New Operating Room at the
Moses Taylor.
Dr. M. J. Williams Is Now Out-Door
Plans to Secure Pure Milk Supply.
6 Doings in Bcranton Society.
Church and Church Societies.
7 Suburban News.
Market and Stock Reports. ,
g (Sports) Base Ball Games.
Gossip of the National Sport.
Of Interest to Wheelmen.
9 Homeward. Bound from Alaska. ,
Gold and Silver in Pennsylvania.
10 (Story) "A Genius for a Year."
11 World of Letters.
The Pretty Maid of Cefnydfa.
12 News Up and Down the Valley.
Senate Committee Moves the Injunction
of Secrecy from the Testimony
Bearing Upon the Trials.
Washington, June 5. The senate com
mittee on foreign relations this after
noon moved the Injunction of secrecy
from the testimony In relation to Cuban
affairs of Messrs. Frederick W. Law
rence and Rev. A. J. Diaz.
Lawrence, referring to the arrest of
Alfred Laborde and Milton, who were
on the Competitor, said that so far as
the testimony of the men who captured
them, before the court martial, went, It
showen that neither of the men had
arms upon their persons. They were
taken to Havana, tried by a court mar
tial against the energetic protest bf the
United States consul general and con
demned to death, their sentences being
daleyed by the Madrid government at
the request of Secretary Olney. From
an American point ot view these prison
ers were not assisted by counsel, but
from a Spanish point of view they had
counsel. This counsel consisted of a
lieutenant In the navy, who asked no
questions and who cross-examined no
witnesses. No witnesses were produced
but Captain Butron and the other of
ficers of the Mensajerra which took the
Competitor. This lieutenant asked for
clemency for Laborde on account of the
Illustrious place his name had borne In
the Spanish navy, and for Milton be
cause he was not there for the purpose
of fighting, but merely In his business as
a newspaper correspondent.
When asked If any evidence was ?iv
en at the trial to show how far the Com
petitor was from the shore when cap
tured, Mr. Lawrence said there was no
evidence given whatever, on any sub
ject. The men were tried about a week
after their arrest, and when Consul
General Williams was told by the judge
advocate that the Investigation was to
be a "summary trial," Mr. Williams re
fused to lend any official recognition to
It, protested against It and left.
No officer of the United States consular
service was present at the trial. Neither
the prosecutor nor the counsel for the
defense asked a single question of any
body. Not a particle of testimony was
offered except that of the Spanish offi
cers. An Interpreter was present, but
he did not make his presence known to
the prisoners until they were asked If
they had anything to say In their own
defense. Counsel for the Americans
did not tell them what the statements of
the Spanish officials contained; he did
not, so far as witness who was at the
trial throughout heard, say one word
to the men he was supposed to be de
fending. Witness had every reason to
believe that the counsel could not speak
English and the whole trial was con
ducted in Spanish. The men were even
asked If they had anything to say in the
Spanish language. William Gildea, the
last of the five men tried together, re
plied to the interpreter: "All I hAve
got to say is, I do not understand one
word that has been said today for me
or against me, and at any rate I appeal
to both the British and American con
culs." The court made Its finding with
in fifteen minutes after Gildea had
made this statement.
Four Lenders of the Johannesburg
Reform Committee Let Out of Jail.
London, June G. A dispatch from
Pretoria to the Pall Mall Gazette flays
that the four leaders of tho Johannes
burg reform committee, Lionel Fhil
Hps, Colonel Francis Rhodes, George
Farrar and John Hays Hammond,
whose condemnation to death was re
cently commuted to fifteen years im
prisonment, have been released on pa
role. Mr. Hammond, the dispatch says, Is
about sailing for Southampton en route
for the "United States. It is reported
that each of the four was fined 10,000.
Murderer Attempts Suicide on His
Way to the Uallows.
Berlin, June 6. A criminal named
Oehlmann was beheaded at Brunswick
early this morning for the murder of
his aunt and cousin. Qn his way to the
place of execution Oehlmann attempted
to commit suicide by throwing himself
over the prison staircase, dragging
with him the warden who had him In
charge. - '
The warden was frightfully hurt and
Is dying. .
Steamship Arrivals.
New York, June B. Arrived: Normanla,
from Hamburg, Southampton and Cher
bourg; Bcandla, from Hamburg; Zaan
dam, from Amsterdam! St. Paul, from
Southampton, Arrived . out: Umbria,
at Queenstown; Mohawk, at London;
Dresden, at Bremerhavsn; Furst Bis--T"k,
at pTr!iM, . , .
The Cuban War Postponed on Account
of the Weather.
The Disease Playing Havoc Among
the Npauisu Troops iu luba-Wey
ler's Failure Is Acknowledged
Havana, June S, via Tampa. Fla.
The dry season can be considered closed.
Ever since the last fiftevn days It has
been raining fearfully. In Haxana the
rains have been periodical for the last
week, beginning at about i o'clock p. m.
and lusting until 6 or 7 p. m. In tne
country from reports received all
around, the rain fall has been consider
able. It is said that the Majana swamp,
forming the southern section of the mil
itary line from Marlel, has overflowed
and that the trenches and ditches which
have been made have all disappeared.
In consequence of this state ot things,
the military operations at least on the
Spanish side, have come to a standstill.
All the troops are cooped up In the
towns of the Interior, untouched by the
rebels, and the fortified cities on the
coast. Not so with the Insurgents, for
this is the appropriate season for them,
as It permits them to rove unmolested
throughout the country, thus justifying
their boas;-, that they are the masters
of the flel'ti.
As a result of the climatic change
that soourage, yellow fever, has made
Its appearance, and It Is said is playing
havoc to an alarming' extent, particu
larly with the troops. The government
tries to hide the truth, but somehow
R manages to leak out, and although no
accurate data can be obtained, for no
atastltics are allowed to be published,
still, it Is known, that the malady
has extended all over the Island and
the death rate is very great In some
place, as for instance the military line,
It Is known that there are hundreds at
tacked with this terrible disease and
that it Is increasing dally In alarming
rnportlons. Small pox has also made
its appearance In many towns and
cities, and probably In Sanctl Splrttus
and Clenfuegos, In which latter place 98
deaths occurred last rrtonth, there being
130 cases now on record.
That Weyler has failed In his Cuban
campaign la admitted by everybody,
even by the rabid Spaniard. His un
fitness to cope with the Insurgents Is
manifested dally. No outward demon
strations are made of his Inability to
quell the revolution. Spaniards are getting-
despondent and the em migration
of their prominent leaders. Including
Santos Guzman, Is significant aa tend
ing to show the loss of faith In their
cause, which they now consider doomed.
The Madrid papers have already In
itiated a campaign against Weyler.
Some are very bitter In their attacks,
as for Instance La Pas recently started
to defend the autonomist solution for
Cuba. Another Ejerclto Espanol has
attracted a great deal of attention on
account of its high authority, It being
the organ of General Lopes Dotungues,
ex-minister of war, the ablest general
of the Spanish army. It has published
two leading editorials criticising Wey
ler's tactics and strongly defending
General Bemal frortv the charges made
aeainst him in the Cacarajlcara affair,
whloh is judged very severely.
Consul General Fltzhugh Lee visited
Captain General Weyler today. The
interview was cordial. In the course
of the conversation General Lee touched
upon the case of Dawley, the corre
spondent of Harper's Weekly, who was
arrested two days ago and Is now con
fined in. Morro Castle. General Weyler,
it Is said, promised that a prompt in
vestigation would be made in the mat
tpr. Tt Is believed that Dawley Will
be soon released on condition that he
leave the island.
The Society Holds an Interestiuf Meet
ingNotable Papers Inspected and
Fine Speeches Listened Tt,
Harrlsburg, Pa., June 5. The sessions
of the Scotch-Irish Society of America
are proving very Interesting. This at'
ternoon an able paper on "Scotch-Irish
Newspaper People" was read by Cl"
onel W. II. Hunter, of Steubenville, O.
It was full of Interesting historical
A paper on "Scotch-Irish Bibliography
of Pennsylvania" was to have been
read by Major W. C. Armor, of this
city, but because of the crowded condi
tlon of the programme he did not read
it. It will, however, appear In the next
annual of the general society.
Grler Hersh. esq., of New York, read
a notable paper on the "Manor of
Maske," which was a history of the
Scotch-Irish In York and Adams coun
ties. In the course of his paper Mr.
Hersh gave a synopsis of the great revo
lutionary history of York county. He
then portrayed the spread of the scotch
Irish through York county, and espe
cially that portion known as the "Bar
John F. Meglnness, of Wllllamsport,
told about the Scotch-Irish of the upper
Susquehanna valley.
At the close of the afternoon session
Hon. L. W. and Mrs. Hall tendered the
congress a reception.
This evening another great audience
packed the opera house to hear ad
dresses by Rev. Dr. Henry Mccracken,
of New York; Dr. J. S. Moffat, of Wash
ington and Jefferson college, and Rev,
Dr. Norcross, of Carlisle.
Tomorrow will be spent by the mem
bers of the society and visitors at Get
tysburg. At this morning's session of the an
nual congress of the Bcotch-Irlsh So
ciety of America, Robert Bonner, of
New York, was re-elected president for
another year notwithstanding his ex
pressed desire to retire. All the other
officers were re-elected, the only addi
tion being- the election of M. Wilson
McAlamey, of Harrlsburg, as secretary
of the Pennsylvania society.
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