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VOIV O1 LXH N° 20.285. HURL CAR OFF A CORPSE. CROWD RESCUE BODY OF CHILD KILLED BSFQttE THEIR EYES. In the prf Fence of more than 250 persons who ■were celebrating Memorial Day' Louise, the fouryear-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sop, was killed by a Huckleberry line trolley car at .South Fourth-it and Ftrst-st., Mount Vprnon, yesterday. The child and her mother were on Their way to Bonnie Brae, the country estate of James 1.. Reynolds, at Pelham Manor, where Mr. Pop is employed as superintendent. Mrs. Bop say* she signalled to the motorman of a Kewr-Rochelle car to stop, and he motioned her to get 1-11 the opposite side of the car, as the Z uard rail was down on the right side. "Louise and myself started to run across the track." said Mrs. Sop between sobs, "as I expected he motorman to stop the car, but Inptead he turned on the current. I darted back, but '!• car knocked my chiM down before I could rescue her." The wheels crushed the girl's chest to a pulp. • \ ld< ntly Instantaneous, irrounded the car, and when it was 1 th>- railway company intended to • • rest <m tlii dead child while it for a }arkscrew and the wrecking crew a n pushed his way to the car and ited: I. t's throw the car off ih--> track! The corporation i.= heartless! Everybody help!" Instantly a crowd of Infuriated men seized f th< ten-ton car and threw it off ih<track. When the mother saw h-^r dead child she be'az'.i with grief, and had to be taken :■•■<}■ by force. Policeman Duffy arrested Thomas Iforan, motorman, and Frank Kidney. conductor, lloran said: I den" T know how it happened. All I saw vas the child disappearing under the car. The y : 'rror of it ha? made me sick and disgusted me v. nh railroading.*' A TRAINLOAD IN A PANIC. PASSENGERS THOUGHT EXPRESB OK ANOTHER TRACK x< AS 1»AS11- I.\<; INTO THEM. A Memorial Day crowd on the New-York, New-Haven and Hartford Railroad's local train which left New-Rochelle at 6:15 p. m. yesterday for this city were thrown into a panic by What they thought was poing to be a repetition Of the Park-aye. tunnel horror. The train, which v. /is crowded with fully a thousand people from th^ yacht and golf dubs and watering places on I>-!ic: [aland Soun 1. was held up just after pass- Ing ■ sharp curve near Pelham. and a Bagman nas sent out. The delay was caused by the loading of trains containing five thousand people who had pone out to Pelham to visit tho Wartburg Orphan Farm. While the train was waiting the passengers in the rear cars heard a roar, and, looking out In the rear, saw a locomotive with glaring headlight drawing a long train of coaches dashing straight toward them. In their alarm, many people thought that the express was coming on the Fame track as the train they were on. and there was a wild break for the forward coaches by nearly every one in the rear oar. The people in the car ahead, seeing the ones behind them In a panic took flight themselves, while ■women who were caught in the jam shrieked in terror. A number of people rushed to the platforms, and would have Jumped had it not been tor the iron gates Th« express shot- by. like a flash, and order was restored In a few minutes. WOMAN KILLED BY A CAR. MANY PEOPLE IN SEVENTH-AYE. WHEN SHE IS TOSSED-MOTORMAN ARRESTED. While crossing Seventh-aye. at Fifty-seventh:t. yesterday afternoon an unidentified woman about thirty years old was struck by a southbound Seventh-aye. car and so badly injured that she died in Roosevelt Hospital. The streets were filled with persons returning from Memorial Day festivities. The woman was crossing the stiver, and she was well on the track when the car came down on her. She endeavored to get out of the way, and the motorman. James Clark, applied the brake, but it whs too late. The woman was struck and turown some distance, landing on her head. Policeman Kclie iced the motorman under err* st. JUDGE TAFT IN ROME. PHILIPPINE NEGOTIATIONS TO BE CONDUCTED PROMPTLY. (Copyright; 1&02: r v The Tribaaa Association.) (Special to The Ncw-Tork Tribune by French Cable.* Rome, May .'{<». — Governor Taft. Mrs. Taft, Judge Smith and Major Porter, accompanied by Bishop O'Gorman, arrived here on the same train as Ambassador Meyer. They were received at the station by Mr. Iddlngs, secretary of the embassy; Mr. Decastro, American Consul General, anil Monsignor Dionyslus O'Connell, rector of the American College. Judge Taft expressed an intention to set to work immediately to have the negotiations concluded In the shortest time possible, in which he hopes to be met half way by the Vatican. In fact. Cardinal Kampolla, to remove delay, will receive Judge Taft to-morrow, which is considered a great concession from the rigid ceremonial of the Vatican. The Pope, receiving Bishop McDonnell and his secretary. Father Barrett, in a private farewell BUdleaee. asked the minutest details of the 111-neas and death of Archbishop Corrigan, repeating the deep sorrow Celt at the great loss to the Catholic Church in America, adding the hiEh estimation he had for him. The Pope charged Bishop McDonnell to thank the American j»i 1 - >:rirr.!.- tor their coming visit to him. saying they tnong the people he sees with tht- greatest pleasure. Afterward Bishop McDonnell Intro- Pathera Dady and O'Donnell, Mrs and Mis? Ryan and Miss < I'ltonnell. all Bostonians. ARCHBISHOP OOBBIOAJTB SUCCESSOR. Itome. May 3<t.-The statement published by "The Daily Mail." of London, on May "_".» that at the Consistory to be held on June !♦ the Pope will nominate An-hbfshcp Keane. of Dubuque, lowa, to SOOCCed Archbishop Corrigan. of New-York. ;k with' vut foundation in fact. It appears now to •ly Improbable that the Pope will f r < .r.i his customary practice of appointing «tn Archbishop's mccessor from among the ci^rtrv of the diocese in which the vacancy occurs, it IP expected that the three candidates win be Bishop McDonnell, Auxiliary Bishop John M. Farley, of New-York, and Vicar C.enf-ral Joseph F. Ifooney or chancellor Charles H. Colton, lxith of New-York. EVERY PROSPECT OF BUCCBfIS. London. May St.— Cabling from Rome, the correspondent of "The Daily Chronicle" says the Taft mission to Rome has every prospect of success. The Vatican is willing to allow the monasteries and convents in the Philippine Islands to be under civil law, and it will permit the expropriation of their property. The American Government, continues the correspondent, will authorize the creation of new diocese* in the Philippines, to be under American bishopF only ■ The Hudson River Day Boats are making their Harlem Landing each week day morning on up W?8t ai2sta i2sth ci S C tr4" n °° n ° n "° Wn trlD ' at foot of vln}r£}v TS »»A*'s\$ m l»iid at thin same pier on baturtayn and Holidays only, at 220 P M (US **io*j : commencing to-day.— Advt, THE SCENE AT THE UNVEILING OF TTIE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS' MONUMENT OX RIVERSIDE DRIVE YESTERDAY. THE KING'S BIRTHDAY. PRESENTATION <>F A COLOR TO THE IRISH GUARDS. PLANS OF THE RHODES EXECUTORS—PORTRAIT OF Till: QUEEN 1 BY EDWARD HUGHES. (Copyright; I!to2: By The Tribune Association.) (Special to The New-York Tribune by French Cable.) London. May 31, 1 a. m.— King's birthday was officially celebrated yesterday. The trooping of the colors was carried through In the rain in the presence of a large concourse of damp spectators. The King presented a color to the battalion of Irish Guards, and the spectacle was as brilliant as the inclement weather allowed The color was sprinkled with holy water by a priest, and consecrated. The King's own health has not suffered from the continuous drudgery of coronation preparations. He was in full weight and color, and looked welL The customary ministerial banquets, which were omitted last year in consequence of the national mourning, took place last evening. The King and Queen gave a birthday party, to which about fifty guests were Invited. There was general illumination of the streets in the West End at night. Mr. Rbodes's executors have derided that the probate of the will should he taken out in South Africa, ard this will tv done after the return of Dr. Jameson and Mr. Mlchell to the Cape. Nothlnp definite Is yet known as to the extent of Mr. Rhodess fortune, but. so far as has been ascertained. It sill amount to 923.- OOO.OdO or $ftMMO.<QO& His educational scheme was pone Into by the executors two days ago, but it will be some time before the arrangements can be completed. It Is hoped, however, that the first Rhodes scholars will <nu-r Oxford Cniverßity at the October Term next year. T>r. Jameson and Mr. Michel] have been authorised to represent the executors in South Africa. Lord Milner is unable ar present to take any active part In the administration of the estate. Edward Hu«rhes's portrait of Queen Alexandra, exhibited at the Graves Gallery, is an unconventional work, not without charm. The yueen is standing In a graceful pope before the ohalr of state In the House of Lord.-, and crlm«on and ermine robes are thrown across the throne. The portrait sußpests the royal preference to be known as a woman rather than a sovereign, for, while the glittering crown is or; her bead. She Is simply dressed in dark colors, with a touch of blue, and the robes of state ar<flunK aside. The background reveals the environment of the House of Lords with golden browns which harmonize with the general color scheme. The pose is characteristic and the likeness excellent. Lord Rosebery's speech at Leeds last night could not be compared in point of rhetorical grace with his famous utterance last December at Chesterfield it may, however, prove of even greater practical Importance, it was In the. main an attack on the government in regard to the Education bill and the corn tax. The speech is welcomed by all sections of the Liberal party. and may. therefore, help to bring about a l-iberal reunion. "The Morning Post" says the government would be prudent to take warning. A Brussels telegram states that J. Plerpont Morgan's departure for Italy Is connected with negotiations which have been opened with a view to the Incorporation of an Important Italian shipping company in the ocean trust. The British electric automobile makers say that Mr. Edison's discovery of a long distance battery has been discounted by longer runs made In this country with a Single charge. John I>. Crlmmlns keeps his own counsel respecting the errand which is taking him to Koine. H<- expects to see the Pope, and will probably express the preference which the Roman Catholic laity have for certain ecclesiastical appointments in New -York. Americans registered at The Tribune coronation headquarters In Cockspur-St. are William Horton. of New -York; Alfred Todhunter. of San Francisco. <;. S. Chambers, of Philadelphia; N. A. Colburn, of New burg, and .Mrs W. H. Pierce, of New-York. _ I. N. F. TWO DUKES RECEIVE THE GARTER. London. May 30. — King Edward invested the Duke of Harlborough and the i>uke of Bedford with the insignia of the Order of the Garter, at Buckingham Palace, this afternoon. The ceremony was more Imposing than any similar event which had occurred for years past, it being the King's Intention to revive all the oldtime pomp which formerly distinguished the ceremonies connected with this order A notable company of Knights of the Garter, including the I'rince of Wales, the Duke of Connaught, the Marquis of Salisbury, the fttarquis of Londonderry and the Duke of Norfolk, attended the Garter investiture. TO nrVESTIGATE I.F. inns A.PFAIRB. London. May 30.— A meeting of the shareholders of the Le Rol Mining Company (a concern of which Whitaker Wright and the late Lord Dufferln were directors) to-day appointed it committee to lnveMifrate the past and present management of the company, and the prei-.-.it position of affairs. The meeUiiK was uproarious, and the management was hotly criticised. Some of the shareholders charged that there had been official leakagr of Information from which some one had benefited. "THE PROPHKT'S CHAMBER," No. li of the "Four- Track Series," sent free on rerpipt of 4 casts by G. H. Daniels. Grand Central Btatioi., N«W \ork.-AdvU NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. MAY 31. 1902. -SIXTEEN PAGES- *ti*3^VJ!s.«i«. .MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES. THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS' MONUMENT DEDICATED WITH STRIKING CEREMONIES. SERVICES AT GRANT'S TOMB AND IX THE CEMETERIES. Participation in the observance oi Memorial Day was general throughout the city yesterday. The perfect weather ted almost all New- York out oi doors. Everywhere, in memorial services, in excursions, in vi-its to the parks <t in sport-, there were evidences of the liveliest enjoyment oi the holiday. The most important observance of the <lay in the city was the dedication oi the new Soldier- ami Sailor- Memorial Monument in the Riverside Park, :it Eighty-ninth-st. Many thousands oi persons saw the monument unveiled. Acting Governor Nixon, Mayor Low and General O. O, Howard made the speeches, and the battleship Alabama and the Ist Battery tired salute-. Before the monument was dedicated there was an imposing parade, in which government troops, sailors from the battleships, regiments of the National Guard, many Grand Army p«>-?s and other organizations took part. It took the parade about two hours to pas> the reviewing stand at the monument. ! May«.r Low proided at patriotic exercises held in the evening at the Metropolitan Opera House, under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic The orator was the Rev. William A. Olmstead. a Catholic priest of Xotre Dame. Ind.. who recehed the brevet rank of major general for services as an officer in the Civil War. SALUTES FIRED AS THE MONUMENT IS UNVEILED: Memorial Day of IDO'2 will be remembered long by patriotic people of this« city as the day when the Soldiers and Bailors' Memorial Monument was unveiled and dedicated. That stately end beautiful structure In the Riverside Park, at Elghty-nintb-st., was surrounded for hours yesterday by many thousands of New-Yorkers. They were applauding witnesses of appropriate ceremonials that marked the completion of a noble work. An Impressive and imposing parade passed the monument for the space of two hours. The guns of the battleship Alabama and cannon on shore gave their loud salutes when the monument was unveiled. Prominent men lent their graceful oratory and children of the public schools raised their voices In BOng at th,-dedication. The weather was as tit.-- aa possible for the ceremonials. Bright sunshine and clear air. without undue heat, enabled the thousands of men In the parade to make a loni; march wtth out suffering and to appear at their best when thej passed the reviewing stand, whi!" the thousands that stood In crowds .il<<n>» t!:e Riverside Drive were almost as comfortable as the thousands who .".'it <m the stands. The breese that helped to make the da) enjoyable out of doors k> pt countless Hags fluttering and waved the bunting displayed on many houses along the route of the parade. American flags were flying at hatfmast all over the city. <»n all the public buildings and on thousands of private building! they stood out fluttering I" the breese, attracting general attention, from sunrise to sunset. One flag that attracted more than usual n<>ti,-.- was tl y 1 11 > k hinh up between the sp'res <>f st. Patrick's Cathedral. The portal* <>f the edifice are still draped with i>ia--k and purple emblems of mourning for Archbishop Corrigan. The breese carried the folds <>r th American tla^ out over Pifth-ave. at a height i<> be seen for many Mucks. Large it >«* were Hying on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge until late In the afternoon. CROWDS ARRIVE EARLY. When the crowds began to assemble near the monument, at Fifty-ninth-st. and the Riverside Park, yesterday morning, they saw that only a part of it was hidden from view hy an enormous American flag. A large stand to th • south of the monument was filled to its utmost capacity soon after ;i ,t. m. The reviewing stand, fronting the drive to the north of the monument, was nearly full before I<> a. >n Along the east .side of the drive for a distance of three blocks people were standint; massed hy the thousand. Riverside Park near the monument was black with people. For many block* alonp Riverside Drive, in Seventy-set ond-st. an 1 In Central l'a'k West there were large crowds waiting to see the parade. The government troops, regiments of the N'ittonal Guard and many other organizations which took part In the parade formed in the side streets and marched Into Klfth-ave. south of Fiftyseventh-st., through which they passed to Elghth-ave. and Central Park West. The Old Guard, acting as escort to the reviewing officers, formed In Seventy-second-st., and led the line of carriages through that street from Central Park West to the Riverside Drive, and up the drive to the reviewing stand, the other organisations in the parade following. The parade started about f> a. in., and It was 10:25 a. in. when the Old Guard arrived at the monument and took a position In front of the reviewing stand. Acting Governor Nixon was in the first carriage. General Miles and Mayor Low were in the second, and General Howard, the orator of the day, was In the third. Members of Governor Odell's staff, In their glittering uniforms, and several city officials, In sober black, were in the carriages that followed. Colonel Josepn A. Goulden. the master of ceremonies, was on the reviewing Llano", with General Horace Porter and other prominent veterans, before the carriages arrived. Mr. Nixon. General Miles. Mayor Low and General Porter were the chief reviewing officers, and were at the front oLthe stand while the parade passed. General Miles remained standing all the time. a target for many eyes. He was In full uniform. The order of the parade was as follows: REGULAR TROOPS. Major W. P Duratt, ■rtl!l»rt orpn. comm»n<!ln R . Eighth P.dti'l. artlllf-ry corpn. Coast Anlllcr>-*34. ISM, t»th and Kid rampant** Detachments ..f sallom and marine* from th« Alabama and Keararg*, with band*. NATIONAL GUARD. Major General Rnf commanding. Twenty lecoi d l:.«lment Flr«t Battery. FIRST BRIQADE. Rrlna.Jier General smith. cosumiuMbs . . „ Firm Signal Corp*. .th. «J»th. Mb, J»th. ll'th and 71. t Regiments, with ban.l- FirKt Naval Battalion. SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR VETERANS. •■i Hint..- S. Andrew*, marshal. • ommandln/t fifteen oncunlzatiuns. with bands. VETERAN DIVISION. Major Frank J. Behlcder. mar»h»l < - omm«n.lin(c .six organisations, with bands. CADET DIVISION. Colonel (i.-ori{e W. Loll, mamhal, rnsrawndiiis eight organization*, with band*. GRAND AH.MY OF THE REPUBLIC. First Mounted Veterans. I>ury.>e Zounves. I-afayette I'ost. Robert ■ Hellferty. grand marshal, with staff. FIRST DIVISION*. rh«r;.-» G. IWiba. marnhal. Fiirnhatn. Cameron, rtahlgren and rarrasul Tost* with bandit and escorts. SECOND DIVISION. B. F. Mc-Otilr*. m,»mhn! (Jeneral JaßMa Mr-Quadc. Sheridan BtUworth Phil Krai ney. Alexander Hamilton. Abraham Lincoln O..rte O. M.-h.1.-. Edward 11. Waile. t;enernl George II M.-Clel|an, Sf»-hi».hr and Gllra Pontn. THIRD DIVISION Jume* i: Sp.«nr. marnha!. ""!?: Horace It. .lafiln. William <;. Htlcliel. William M-- Kinley. .l.ihn Rawllna and Bdwla I). Morgan Posts. urn DIVISION Charles F. Golden, mamlial l>!fr Cooper, WlnflVM Srott HunrnoK. ilrnerals Shi*-M«-''•l. .ran. Fre,| linker. J,,«. Hookei Colonel H V Weeks and John K. H*-n.lix I\>*t« FIFTH DIVISION. Reynold \V Wllcox. mamhal. ■ l: '" A. I"« Central Janwa S. BTadaworth Veteran Imj I'owH',, Adam (Joss. K. A. Klmhull and Tha.l-•l u.s st^\.-nM Poata, SIXTH DIVISION. Rol'ert Brow, tnnmliiil William D Kenny. JaBM« C. Itl .-. Sunin. . ludson Kll r?iV U " k H no , !l - r ' An<l-r«>n and A. s. William.. ,Vande£ l)llt and John A. Andrew post. The John A. Dix Post carried in the parade the original Hag that floated tram the revenue cutter McClelland at New-Orleans on January l M .t, 1861; when General Dlx. then Secretary of the Treasury, sent to the officer in command of the vessel the famous dispatch: "If any one attempts to haul down the American flag:, shoot him on the spot." The flag was lent by the Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix. Most of the organizations In the parade turned away from Riverside Drive after passing Nlnetleth-st., disbanding or going to their armories or headquarters. Several of the organizations of the Grand Army of the Republic countermarched at the close or the parade returning to a reserved space Immediately south of the monument. The reviewing officers and many persons who were on the stand with them went to a reserved space at the foot of the monument to take part In the ceremony of dedication. The 120 boys of Public School No. 1«!T> who were to sing were under the direction of D. K. Gaddis, their principal. SALUTES FROM THE ALABAMA. Before the parade ended the battleship Alabama went up the river and anchored off Ninety-fourth-st. The battleship began tiring mm- ! ute guns at noon, and continued for twenty i minutes. The Ist Battery had taken up a position on the bluff at N'lnety-fourth-st , ready to fire a salute. It was 12:30 p. m. when Bishop Worthlngton, of Nebraska, who had taken Bishop Potter's i place for the ceremony, made the opening j prayer. After the singing or •America." Colonel Goulden introduced Acting Governor Nixon, j who made an address, saying in part: There was never a time in our history when the j name America meant what It does to-day. Our proud position in the. world is largely due to the Continued OB second p«ue, ROSEIJERY EXPECTS PEACE. BUT IT WILL NOT BE WITH A CRUSHED FOE. London, Ma\ 30i— Speaking al Leeds to-algat, Lord Rosebery advised the leaders of the Liberal party to postpone the announcenwat of their programmes until there was some Immediate prospect of getting them tat lied out. Lord Rosebery said the first and greatest question before the country was peace, which at holieved would be announced In s few days. He said he h> i» •! that all might be able to sapport the government's poltcj of paciflcatioa, but warned tvs bearers that the Ministry was not < oncluding peace with v crushed foe, to whom no further attention need be paid. The speaker said- he hoped *h.- a rnment would !>• wise. pnough io adopt a gener >us policy and convert brave foes into brave friends. This certainly could not be done, said Lord Rosebery, on the lines heretofore sketched by Lord Salisbury, the Premier, who saM, \ resolute goverassoat i.iiKht be required for generatl ns." Referring to The presem nnancial policy of the government! Lord Rose-bery said he thought the tax on com to be a prelude to a sort of SOUverein throughout th» empire. }{c said he could not summarily dismiss any proposal for the closer union of the British Empire, but that the advantages must he demonstrably great to justify such a departure as i soUvereia would make necessary, and that this departure would mean the giving up oi the control of tireat Britain's financial system to the British colonies. BOER DELEGATES* \n\llT PEACE. THOU REFUGEES IN EUROPE. INCLUDING MR. KRUEGER. WILL SIGN. Brussels. May UK— II is said here that the Boer delegates In Europe now admit that peace in South Africa has been secured, and that the settlement between the Boers and Great Britain Will be signed in the names of the former citizens of the two South African republics who are now in Europe, including Mr. Krttgwr, thus preventing the Irreconcilables from continuing a guerilla warfare on the pretext that the] are obeying the orders of the Boer delegates In Europe. lAl'i; COLONY IN A BA!» WAY L'ROING THAT IT B£ DfCPRIVED OF ITS SKI.K-i I' 'VKHNIMi RIOUTS London, May •"•" In connection with thi nation ol Dr. J. W. Smart the 1-irnwntsstniirr of I'nbiir Works, from the Cape Ootonj Cahteet, which was announced from Cape Town yesterday, an Interesting sidelight on th^' difficulties likely to confront the British Bdmiatatratora of South Africa ifter the conclusion oi peace is furnished by an articl.' which will be published in to-morrows "Empire Review." the editor of which claims to have exceptional source! Of information The writer of the article in question points out that the Cape Colony will present a sssat serious problem after th-- close oi hostilities. The province, which is nominally self-governing, is bow deprive 1 of s constitution, is under military law and is honeycombed with disloyalty from end to end. The author of the article in The Empire Review" declare* further thai if an attempt Is made lo restore tat coa- Mituuon. the Afrikander Boad will surely dominate the political situation, and that caavpalgn speeches will fan the existing race hatred to a worae state than before or duriag lac war. The only safet) tot the whole t»f South Africa, according to "The Review," lits in smotl the last iparli ol sedition and In transforming the rap.- to a Crown colony and goveraiag it ot> that basis for several years to come. "The Tunes'" this morning, dealing editorially with the momentous situation which has arisen, in Cape Colony, advocates the temporary administration of the c.iv aa a Crown colonj as the only safe and prudent course. The n sity for SUCh action, aaya The Times." was realised by Cecil Rhodes, who devoted f t-. daya ->f Mi's lite to the initiation of ■ iau»imeaJ \\ Itb that aim. Miss ALICE H\Y l\ll RE IK THK SK.ICKT.MiV S I>Al( i 1 1VK It THROWN rmOM A CARRIAOB ANI> I'.MNKII.I.V BUT MOT BERIOUBLI HURT. Washington. Ma] "•**■ Mhw AMcs Hay. awash, ter of the Secretary of state, was thrown from her carrtajNj to-day, owing to the horses betag frightened by a passing car, mci suffered injuries that weie painful but bo! al all serious. WRECK <>r' THE UAIXE DECORATED MEMORY <>F THK MARTYRS HOMOatSD IN THK CVBAM 'Al'irAl.. ,i ". .[«> r ißiit . Mat: !'.\ Tht Trl luv . s Hi.i. i" i in: rimii m:. I Havana. M..> •'•" Memorial Day was appropriately ob.-er\eii heirs oa board the United States guaboat Eagle. It was a holiday for thcrew, and many Of ti»e latter obtained shore Hava, Americans and CabaM alike paid their rrspects to the nu-mory of the martyrs of the Maine. Besides the decorations by the President there were many beautiful wreaths of roses and laurels placed on the wreck by Captain Diehl. of the Kagle. the Cuban Veterans' Association, the Havana Yacht Club and by private clttoeaa. Probably the most elanotate floral offertag was sent by Minister Bqutem A hug«- Arnt-riian Mag from the Kagle floated from aloft. It waa the first time since the Maine was sunk that the WTOCk was decorated on this day. Captain Diehl. who directed the work, sent notes of thanks to . thos-' 1 who were so thoughtful as to remember the dead and to honor their memory. PRICE THREE CENTS. THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS. SLANDERERS OF THE ARMY REBUKED. SOLDIERS FIGHTING FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM IN THE PHILIPPINES— CRUELTIES SHAMELESSLY EXAGGERATED. Ibt TELE<;n\rn to the TKtßrvE.l Washington, May .'H>.— The chief feature at th* Memorial Day exercises here was President Roosevelt's address at Arlington National Cemetery, where he spoke on the administration's policy in the Philippines and replied to the charges of cruelty which have been so freely and recklessly made against the army. He said: Mr. Commander. <• >mrad>s. and you men and women of th.- United States who owe your belmr here to what was done by the men of the great Civil War. I greet you and thank you for the honor done me in asking me to be present this day. SK It Is a good custom for our country to have certain solemn holidays in commemoration of our greatest men and of the greatest crises in our history. There should be but few such holidays. To increase their number is to cheapen, them. Washington and Lincoln — the man who did most to found the Union, and the man who did most to preserve it— stand head and shoulders above all our other public men. and have by common consent won the right to this preeminence. Amcng the holidays which commemorate the turning: points In American history. Thanksgiving has a algniflcan -c ' peculiarly Its own. On July i we ■■•■!. it • the birth of the nation; on hi- day, the :*.i»th of May. we call to mind the deaths of these who died that the na! tion might liv*-. who wagered all that life holds I dear for the great prize of death in battle, who i poured out th Ir blood like water in order that the mighty national structure raised by the far seeing patriotism of Washington. Franklin. ! Marshall, Hamilton, and the other great leaders of the Revolution, great trainers of the constition, should not crumble into meaningless rciQ3. SOLDIERS SAVED THE rxio.v. You whom I address to-day and your com-* j rades who wore the blue beside you in the per: il, us years during »hi strong, sad, patient i Lincoln bore the crushing load of national lead: ership, performed the one feat the failure to pert form which would have meant destruction to> i everything huh makes the name America a ' symbol of hope among the unions of mankind. I V m did the greatest and most necessary task j which has ever fallen to the lot of any men on i this Western Hemisphere. Nearly three centuries ! have passed since the waters of our coasts were ' first furrowed by the kfels of the men whose children's children were to inherit this fair land. Over a century and a half of colonial growth j followed the settlement; and now for over a ; century and a quarter we have been a nation. During our four generations of national life we have had to do many tasks, and some of - j them of far reaching importance; but the only really vital task was thf» one you did. the task of savins the Union. There were other crises | in which t-> have gone wrong would have meant j disaster; but this was the one crisis in which to : have gone wrong would have- meant not merely disaster, but annihilation. For failure at an;* other point atonement could have been made: but had you failed in the iron days the loss would have be^n irreparable, the defeat Irretrievable. Upon your success depended all the future of the people on this continent, and much of the future of mankind as a whole. You left as ■ reunited country. You left us the right of brotherhood with the men In gray. who with such courage and such devotion for what they deemed the right, fought against you. But you left us much more even than your achievement, for you left us the memory of how it was achieved. You. who made good by yourvalor and patriotism 111 ■ statesmanship of Lincoln and the soldiership of Grant, have set as the standards foe our efforts in the future both the way you did your work in war and th*» way in wales, when the war was over you turned again to the work •■'f peace. In war and, : in peace alike your example will stand as the wisest of lessens t-> us and our children and our children's children. THE ARMY'S PRESENT TASK. Jn»l nt HMs n imrnt the army of the fnltril State*, led OS men nlm *rrvnl among > •>■ In the urt-ut n:ir. !<• i-.irrilim in romplrtlon • miiall hut |..-eulii»rl> trying nml •litli.-ult w«r. In nliii-h in ln*<«lv«*tt not only the honor at J the ttaK hut the triumph »l «-i\ ili«ati»B) over ' force* which >t:iii<l for the blink i-haot at 1 MTasei| ami linrhnrlsm. The tank ha* ■•»« j heen as tllttifult air a* tni|>t>rlnilt as >oar«. ! lint. oh. my <-oniri«ilt-->. Hit- men in the !' form of the I tilled Suite* who hnvr for the | la«t three >ear<* i» timllt anil uneoiupltiinj Ib«I> ehamuloneil the Amerlran rant In the ■ Philippine l*lan«l*. are tour timntii-r liroih, er*. iiinr -on-. They have »him thrmsrlvr* \ ■ tit nnvtorthy of >un, anil they itre entltleit > to the >up|i«rt of nil ■■■•-n tvho are proud of ' "lint Jim «li«l. These younger comrades of yours have fought ' under terrible »!ifliou!ties ar.il have received ter; riMe provocation from a very cruel and very t treacherous enemy. Under the strain of thesa i provocations I deeply deplore to say that some . among them have so far forgotten themselves as ! to counsel and commit, in retaliation, acts of | cruelty. The fact that for every guilty act eom> iritteii l>y me of our troops a hundred acts of i far greater atrocity have been committed by 1 the hostile natives epos our troops, or upon ! the peaceable and law abiding natives ■ M are ' friendly to us. cannot be held to excuse any | wrongdoer <>n our side. Deterruinfd as on* i swerving effort must be made, and is beinsr ' made, to find >>ut ev«»ry instance of barbarity on i the nart of our troops, to punish those guilty ' <.f it. ami to take, if possible, even stronse" ' measures than have already t-t-er. taken to mlnii mize or prevent the occurrence of all such in- | stances in the future. PHARISEEIS DENOUNCED. ! - it only in the army of tht.- Philippines that Americans sometimes do aiMts that cause the rest of America regret? (Cries of "Oh. no! no:") From time to time there occur in our country, to the deep and lasting shame- of our people, lynching* carried <;n urt!«r circumstances of Inhuman cruelty and barbarity— a cruelty infinitely worse than any that has ever been committed by our troops in the Philippines: worse to the victims, anil far mure brutalizing to thos^ guilty of it. The men nho full to eoml.-nin tbe»e lynch* ius*» anil > «•« clamor ithout nlini ha- Wra done in the l*hili|tpine». tare iniii'ril a;ail< t>{ ui-Klri-liiiK the lirani in their own eye whllt* inn ii t in _; their brother iiliiml the mute in hi». Understand me. Thtse lynchings afford us no excuse for failure to ston cruelf in the Philippines. Every effort is bein'-: made, and will be made, to minimize the chances of cruelty occurring. SHAMELESS EXAGGERATION PHACTISETX nut keep in uilntl that thr»e crueltie* In the Philippine* have been wholly exceptional, i.ihl hate been »hiiiueK*»»ly •-v.u^rratea: We deeply and bitterly regret that any such cruelties shoctd have hten committed, no matter how rarely, no matter under what provocation, by American troops. Uut th-.-y afford far less Justification for a i;>neral condemnation of our. army than these lynrhinsrs afford for the condemnation of the communities in which they have taken place. In each ease it is well to> condemn the •!• -'I and It is well also to refrain from Including both guilty and innocent in tho same sweeping condemnation. T- every community there are people who commit acts of well nigh inconceivable horror ami ! baseness. If we fix our eyes only upon these individuals and upon their acts, and if we for£'■'. the far more numerous citizens of upright •- and honest life, and blind ourselves to their countless deeds of wisdom and justice and philanthropy, it is easy enough to condemn the community." There is not a city in this laml which we ould not thus condemn if wo Sxed our eyes purely upon its police record and refused to look at what it had accomplished for decency and Justice and charity, Yet this 13 exactly the attitude which has been taken hy. too many men with reference to our army in the Philppir.es. and It Is an attitude both absurd and cruelly unjust. UNDER LINCOLN'S RULES OF WARFARE. The rule* of warfare lvhlrh hint* beea pro— in v ml hy th* War Department and accepted an the hauls of conduct by our troops in the field »re the rules laid down •> Abra-

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