Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia
VOL. XXL "ATLANTA, GA., THURSDAY HE DISTURBED F1O PLANS. The beciet of the Fight Against Commissioner Kolb. HE M HIS UNCLE ANGRY By to the of the Farmer, AND RUNMNG FOR ERNOR. The Latest from Alabama's Political Field n x inlsele hn, tf the tle'egatcs K1tlierol >riuiiUhoextliange I learned thit IKSM Hit. hft> instn titl -votes for Jones tl r vs a dentil I undercuirent for him t it! I i 10 the soul it His lua n? t> irl iiU touaid Kolb is one full o t a id as it si rn out of f-xmilj c t it 1 et mes ill tl o m rt, i artK.nl ir 11 ht i w is a Misi bhorter l men iK h his i tntheieidin i iclitus firnsled one i to t' e stite tho lanil y ii tiaditi in ally pi ul md e ich goneratio i rerogn sonio i ut c ilar one of tho 1 oube as the chief ol tl 1111 To the this chrseii cl icf ill the lost irrve lovil sink ng Mien on n ambitions 111 the to haietlie I a I of the house pr vears, i roud of h s fainih an 1 of the deference whirl its member attoi 1 to hi n Lntil his ambition to one term is was bat stic 1 it was ostee ned tieason for aiij other n einbei to ar; jKiil to the peoi le The oulv teen ible to get TV comniissiont r T 1 tnf the convention will cany the democratic lanner to success, and Alabama will be the first state to speak before the tall campaign Colonel Deixson captured the convention hen he declared no idual should be considered, bui only the good oC the demo- cratic party There were classes who had ances, but these ances were the re- .ult of republican legislation He ell ed upon all to join the democratic party in undoing the pernicious legislation ol the republican pjrty We know nothing here but democracy, he exclaimed side issue no ire i, but democracy pure aud simple The one great question -nhich all others is white supremacy against negro domination That IH a question which goes home to everj, iiouse hold, and it lea-v es no room for am other The call of the roll disclosed three contest f from ChiUoit, Lee a id bl elbj counties iitmg the action oj the commit tee ou re lentiils tho comenticn adjourned until u o clock at which time another ad journ ncnt vas t-vken until 10 o L lock tomur row morning when if tlie repoit isrealy the billot will be speedil> rt iclied a id there bo something upon which to base cilcula tions Vs to the result it is Impossible to say more than has been previously 1 that Colonel Kolb his the almost in Ins but tho slight! st change Mill be sufficient t bear it 13 fiom him a n crt-tiii to be nominated on the third bill it bail he in ins. cr to a luestiou and feel ao doubt about it One his I tei defiled upon That is that tlie majority rule shall ill Hus he the rei crt of tlio committee on permanent 01 f tomoiiow and m ij oke a big f jlt 1 J MOBAN The Senate C V> tlie Army Apinoprlation THE GREAT Dtf Unveiling the Equestiian Statue of Lee GATHERING OF VETERANS To Take Partm the Celebration of the Unveiling THbCITY A MASS OF BUNTING. The Programme of the monies Cere- EICHMOND Va May 28 of the greatest meetings of ex-confederrtes ever held was the annual gathering ui the hail of the house of delegates toiugtit of the society PRICE FIVE CKN'T3. (he surrender of Lee's army at Appomatrar quarter of a contuiy ago. DECOEATISG THE BOTUDnWlS city is crowded and everything seems to be at readiness ior the great event of tomor ;he eiling of the lee statue ___prmcipal streets on the line of march, aide streets and private residences are gaily decorated with confederate and state fiags, buntrng, Ixmoers and shields, while here 'and'lBere residences' and hnsmess places, various parts of the city, are adorned Street cars and vehicles have also caught the decora- tion fever Detachments of military and veteran camps are -constantly arriving, all of are tnet hy details and escorted to places of rendezvous The patriotic airs of hands of music and the steady trampof soldiers through the streets, create considerable enthusiasm A majority of prurate residences are entertaining invited guests, while the hotels and boarding houses have all they can do The crowd will he largely augmented m numbers by all early morning trains It is estimated that at least visitors will be here by noon tomorrow ABR1VAL OJT GFNEHAL LOI.GS1BEET General Longstreet arrived today with the Washington Artillery, and w as gu en a most cordial welcome by tho Kichmond Howitzers, -who met their guests at the station Many stirring and affecting incidents have happened doringtho davbetneen there bave been many hugging matches Two were observed to go through this performance THE PRESIDENT MID THE GENERAL The Friendship Between Davis and Lee NO JEALOUSIES OR QUARRELS Mr Davis's Speech at the Lee Memorial Meeting FOLLOWED DUTY 10 THE END. Recollections of the Chaplain of Lee's University ,1 Of l A oflice lie has s that of railroad family of such prom i co ch bus been so a time in VSHTNCTON Maj the senate Mr Shorn fiom the c imimltee on f reign nf furs reported an amen lineal to bt, >ftert.d to tie con-, ila- ind diplo nitit apiiropnati m b II tho president to canynto eftict iherecommen Khun of the micrnati-mil conference by the aniointment (bj an l Yuih tlio ad no anil consent ot tl o sei ate) of three tomiiisMinui to tlio I. inleu t itt.-. in tho inlei-roiitmenUl lailw w com also t iKtiil from the auiiv such ere is maj be snare! with nt detriment to Hie serM R to ni-ineera un lor s irh comm ssion m mil m0 tho (tl e r eu.es to be i a i In the commission) an 1 ipi roi ulw the hire of the Unite! States of tlio ex M licommisM n an 1 sun ev Mi (.allMeldel the Hooi to Mr Allison, who n -xiitol Uu, r i turuice iciort on the trim 11 pi r r iLion bill Mi InfiUb 11 i ltd what 1 al been done m lewirltoihe "senate amendment i rohib ting the sale ot alcoholic liquors beci or wme m Mi Vlhson in! that the 1 al been molihtd so to rcil thai no a coholic lumens hoer or ill be said or supplio 1 to onlisto I nu-n 111 am ante n ar ]_ ost tiador s stoie in any btite r ttii tjr> in which the sale of hoholic niutib beer oiwmoistro hi! itcd 1 Sir ost U 10 nwed Adjournment Ko ion to ad mm im and ill on ro11 cal1 oll Kinitms iiiswe ed Another motion socia.1 liticat and in the ww ol obligation Thxis it the Sliortcrs of today a claim u] on some high in tl e pursuit of -whiLh thej the right to command tho support tf almost familv in tbe stite imbers itself aiiu us t ie ruing t ircumi antes e kej t t ok nel feh >rter in the background heittoforo but thtj hal ibout xipei o 1 this, time and il 1 won e 1 01 ible But an obstacle arose in an unexpected HOW KOLB -n A.S BIOLCHT OUT Commissioner of 40 adjourned till tomorrow- AUX SWOSN IN ition to pass the senate TUeNew Mcmbei Cheered -Tlie lllver and Harbor Bill Passes tlie Huuse Mi} The house v as cille 1 to older this moining 1} Sj eakor Keo 1 fully four feet in idoinel the front dusk in honor of uif Mr Y in Ull s who was present and the rei ipient of many congratula tions an 1 fucndly ijrcetiii Iioihell'was not ELS high i-> he should aspire to lie 1 11 remit red eoo 1 -ervice in 1 the farmers -wt-rc loud in tl eir i the efficient com n INS i He aiisw tre 1 their letters pron ptl j vis to t them m IGCM! an 1 helped to lift tl L n oit of the slough of despair into -nh ch tl i. had fallen At the stat tomei tioii of the Farmers Alln ico he d in burn last Juno the coin imss. i wa. a prominent Ihe dele i t i o 10 bj one him to consent to the TI f 1 i-, name foi the so-veriioisl ip but lie lies isited On the hrst omna; oC the conven tioii Ct i misbionei Kolb was invited to tea at the rosi leuie of 1 rofessor I tipton Theie tbcio to meet him C Mat me, I to an tt0 Ins ambition ho t-, ew ft nous He i letter in which he upbrn led All Kolb lor Irm0ing upon the family airaiigt-ments aid n in a prominent citizen of I i fiuli now the of the Kolb dele- gati fiom Barbour countj bhorter said in sul tance tl it tho race of Kolb meant own i it lal death and ended by saying that K.O Ii an overrated man 11 at maj bo fao replied the gentleman I L is no more enated than the rest of tho 1 of the miliguant matter published -ab t Mr Kolli him with grave cr is the oE bis own uncle who is Lore i ovf one of his most bitter opponents and erevi ei j BUSINESS BEGINS u the contention was called to order at uoon delegate was m his seit The opeim address was made by Colonel H C chairman of the state committee He stated m the outset that when he called the- coin eiition to order he congratulated the demo- cratic i arty of Alabama that the national gov emu ei t was m cho-ige of the party and that -one E its sons hlled the presidential chair He congratulated the con> ention that the suvto was still m tiie charge of the democratic party and he w is sure that ir would continue so He tillel attention to tic great democratic gain s noc the defeat of the fcarty two jears guns which caused the independent pro s f the country to say tbe republicans in pow er w ere not able to create new republican statm as fast as the democrats, out power, conld win the old republican states Ho re ferred glowingly to Mr CUn eland s retirement irom-office to private life The mention of Cleveland's name-was received "with great cheering Colonel Tomjlcms advised calm atid promised that the nominees tions an 1 fucny ijrceiiij.s the reading of the loiirnil Mi O Neil! of 1 01 in a presented the credentials of Mr A a ix 11 d they ing be-.ii read by the clcrl he e r rted Mr a ix to the bir of tl e I use xnd Ihe )U cr gentltm in qu line 1 icpie entatne from tbe third district of Penii sjl-vanHand Mr aux amrmel ai i as ho tor k bis seat ho w is nreeted w ith app ause On motion of Mr of Ohio a bill was pissed inupiiatmg 5000 for the estabUshmont of a i at onal mihtarjiark at tht battlehold of ChicamaiiRa AND HYUBOIS Conference was ordeiedon the na-val appro pnatiou bill and then the house went Into committee of the whole (Mr Burrows in the chaii) on tho mer and harbor bill aiie landing n 1Mb tho point of orlenlusedby Mr of New aLUiist the clau-sO pro, cribn j, penalties unon the owners of bridges wlncn obstruct the navigation of Mr Mttrearj contetilel that tho commit tee oft era an 1 harbors had no iur ..diction over the subject of imposing penalties but tint that subject foil witluii the of t ie con mi tte or judiciary The chair the iomt of order Sections which dec arcs that it shall not be lawful to bridges any uavi cable waterway of the tinted States within tho limits of a state without ob the tJ e secretiry of war, was simck The committee then rose and reported the bill to tho house Mr Dockerv 6f Missouri moved to recom mit the bill with iiistiuctions to the committee on rigors and barbois to repoit it back with the Bemiepm canal clause stricken out Ihe motion w js M najs 128 TIIF Bin. P VISES The bill was then passed without division On motion of Mr Cannon fiom the com mittee on rules, a resolution was adopted bet ting aside tomorrow for the consideration, of public building bills Adjournment was ordered from tomorrow until Monday and the house adjourned Kan Jntu a Hearse DETROIT Mich Mav 2b the funeral proceasioii of Mrs Miry L McLennan was proceeding toward "VVoodmeie cemetery this afternoon a street car crashed into the hearse The casket was thrown to the ground Drofceu open, and the rolled around the street TEfbGR 1PM BREVITlLb Bond oftcniiffs yesterday 400j all accepted at122 for four per cents and 10JV lor four and a UaJa The steamer Ciry of Alexandria that went -ushore on the coast of 1 lorida recently, has ar- rived at Ihe nrohlbitiomsts met in IHoommgton HI and nominated a state treasurer ana superintendent of public instruction S Rce-iO Smith a jeweler of TSorfolfc Va was killed yesterdjy his horse running away and ----ut of GENETtAL EOBEPT LEE throwing him ou a buggv P J Claassen president of the Sixth onal liant of when it was wrecked was vesterday convicted on five counts oE the indict rnent upon w hich toe was tried The Arnencan Baptist ft dncationat society met in annual session yesterday in Cmcogo It w-as annmincea that tlie SIOOOTO necessary to supple merit the SOOO 000 given by Mr Rockefeller, liad been raised The trial of Secretan and others, connected with the recent copper syndicate, was nnishea jester jealousies and disgraceful quarrels respectful to lus superiors, courteous to his equals aud kind to his subordinates he commanded the admiration and love of all with whom ho came in contact aud if there was an unkind word spoken concerning him by any confederate soldier or en ihan I never heard of it As illustrating this I shall speak m this paper of the frendslnp between Lee and his superior officer President Jefferson and his great Jieutenant Stonew all Jacksou LFE AND DAVIS At the military academj at West Point not m the feimo clasi but as friends were dety Jefeisoii Davis of ss ppi and Rob- ert Edward Lee of Virginia who neie des- tined to play au impoitant part m the history of the country, aud be very closely connected in groat ents ihev were not thrown together much alter thej left the icademy until Mr is ent to Washington as a member of congress and General Lee on his occas onal to Ar sought to renew the friendship of their CaD0urmg the Mohican war while both them were greatlj distinguished and nobly "won then spurs it viae different helds-Davi8 with OM Rough and Heady at Monterey and Buena Vista and Lee with General facott at Vera Cruz Churububco and other battles winch opened the gates of the Cit> of Mexico to tlie American they did not meet When Mr is was in the United States senate ind when he -was secreUiy of war theoldfnends TIere thrown together more frouuontlj audit was Mr who mado Lee lieutenant-colonel of the famous old second cavalry But it duruig- thtf great confederate struggle that Davis and Lee were brought into the most intemate relatwas an ties of friendship and brotherhood cemented that time could never sever Mr Davis once said in comparing Leo with another ouo of Ins generals 'General is always clamoring for more men more guns, more transportation more equipments mote n tioiis and after I e done my for him ho quarrels because he cannot fcot more and an es my failure to sup- ply him as an evcuse for retreating But lee takes what he can get espresso las grateful appreciation of inj efforts to help him and makes the best ppssib e use of what he has faglitmg fearful odds am v.inning spleudrd -victories with scan numbers and resources But perhaps Divis s estimate of I ee can be beaten en in his own language He pre- s de 1 over the great Lee memorial meeting hold in Richmond in 1870 and in a speech o rare eloquence which thrilled the ast crow d and elicited enthusiastic applause and deafen ins che rs he said S jkhers and aailoi a of the confederacy country men and fntnds As eml I d cation with hearts ressed with the tnef t1" lulows the loss of him who vas onr leader 01 luanv a bloodv battlefield there is a inelancliol nlLiBiire m the si eetaUe which is presented hitherto men been lionorc wlien successful but here is th case of one who amid disaster went down to Jii frrave and those who were his companions i misfortune have assembled to hon r his memon It is as much an honor to >ou v-ho as to nil wboreeeneP lor abcne the iu gar test of neri son allow competent to disLrimiuat letweeulmmnno cnjovs and him who deserves Kobert E .Lee was my associate and friend n and we were friends nnti tlie military the hmrol Ins death "We were an knew him In the" many scenes an perilous circumstances through we passed toeetiier our conferences wer frequent and full never was there an occasn on w hieii there was not harmony of purpose aj accordance as to meant If ever there was a dJf fereitce ot opinion it was dissipated l.y discus sion ai d liarmonj was the result I repeat we nevei disasreetl, and I maj add that I in Inm the slightest tendency to self seeJuiiL It was not Ins to make i record it was not his to shift blaine to other shoulders but it was his withaneje fixed uronthe we fare of hiscountrv never to f'llow tbe hue of duty to the ei d His was the gray and Jieirt that braved everv difficulty bis vas mind that wrought victory owt of defeat He has been charged with want of dash I wish to sa> that 1 never knew I ee decline to ittenant anjthing man should dare An attempt has also been made to throw a cloud up to the service of the tnitrd he her in mibtary academy at Folnt He was not educated by the federal government but by lier full for tlie support at tuat instita tution and was entitled to its benefits as -well as to demand in return the serv ices uf OT sons KnteribK the army of tbe United States, he represented Virginia andnobl> perfonned dut> for the union, ol was -a mcuiDer, whether wa JOOK to his peacefnl services as on engineer or to hia more notable deeds upon foreign fields of batt'i He came from Mexico crowned with honors, ctn eied recognized lie was TS one of the ablest of hia country s feoluierd And to prove that lie was estimated then as such. not onry by Ins but oyforeigners also, Imay mention that he was a captain-oE engineers, steboned IB Ea't more, tae Cuban junta in JCew innted n m to be their leader in the revo'utionary effort m tbat island They were ajuons to sccore his ser vices and olfereahuaeyerv temptation that am- bition conld. desire, and pecn mary emoluments iar bcyona any ne conld nope otherwise to acqnii thoTiglit the matter came to _ to consult me as to After a briefcdiscussion ol the complex character of the military probleaa-whicu was presented, ne tamed from tbe consideration of that view oftbe rroes tion, that the on WEich. ne -wianec delicacy the nice sense of honor i 13 ffaiiant gen we dep or But stat" to which he owed 1m first and _ ast Iruui tlib umon and hus terminated her relations it .the same iiica ense of houor and dut> which had emded hint oa former occasion had a different aj p icat on. nd led Inui to draw his sword tnd throw ng 16 n the sca'e to share her fortune for good or for vil "W ben irgmia jo ne I tlie confed-racj and tba eat of provernment was moved to Richmond, Lea the highest officer n the little army of ima, and proinptlv 1 in an the mova- nents of the confederate government for the da ense of tlie common cotuitry lit-n he was sent ,0 western Virginia he made no uifjnirj as to lua but ooutinued to aerce undep ie impression tliit he wa.t StiJ an, fhcer of irginia and though had in. omt of fact, been appointed general by the) onfederate government he was so careleds of osnevtrto hmo learned the tact ami nlj made inqiurv when ordered to ar other state. e deemed it to know what would la is relative position towards other yvhom he might be in contact You all remember tlie disastrous chiracter of !iat campiicrn in western irginia to winch I ave referred He tame luck carrvinx the he-ivy weight of deleit and 1 bj tbe peoplo whom he sencd for the> c not know that if plans and irders bad been c.irried out, result woul I been vittor> ather than retreat ou did not now t for 1 would IK t have 1 n had ha >t rep >rted, the re inost h m con idera ion for others that it should n >t bo blic The clamor will h then arose lolloweil m when he went to bcmtu Cantna 10 that t became to write i letter t> gov riior uf that state him what manner of tan was all th -i wita a raog- lammiti rarelj equaled he st >od in silence, ir thout defending hi or a 1 wing others ta lefend him I tr he is nnwillinstoiniureanyoms was striking b ior the confederacy Mr Daws then spol e of the straits to which, he was redi ct J and of tho dan- ,er to which her t ipital w is jnsft atter the battle of P neats 1 lie speaker referred also to the circ imstuices attending _eneial Ivec s cross the Potom ic and thtt uiarcli mo PcnnsjH ima. and lo the to winch, that movement hid been suujectcxt those who did not comprehend the purposa w inch it w as undcrtaiccn He said that if necesbary he had alwnjs been willing to assume the responsibility of it, and liad at t'ie time written a vindication, of the enterprise Whatever were the ices of that campaign it ach tho result 'or which it mteudel Iho enemj had ong been coi centraliiig 1 is foices and it %34 avidoit that if they out n nod 11 eir steady jgress, the cutifcdeia war toi twenty Hm ffrffatly U Ins trues j itiou do- hcient, he c m'd o hope to iprotract tha defence until tho roatls should Ibccoma ttrm enough loenab e him to rPtiro An notovt iro. caused him to the piojectedl movement and the w s eejin in the land he loved so well, and that land is not only for they doin- justice to wao believe lie fought onlj for V ircima lie was ready to go anj where on any service for the of hia country, and his he ir was as broad the fifteen states KniftJiiu, for the that our fore-fatherfe tht u r in the revolution of lie sleei s with tlie tlionnin 13 w ho nn ler the BITM and happjesC they wh i fir t 1 the c lives he steeps in tlie sul to Imrt and them dear That was furled tliero was none to bear it Ar und it wo ire assembled, a remnant of the hi ins lien jr to ins mem- on and there an armj ol sentinels to keep wutdi above Ins jrrave Tins g >od citizen. thu> callant so'dier this creat genera! trua patriot liadietahKheriraifee than tbis or tlieas was a true Christian flu hrrttianity wliica enmbled bis lite to eonw jlatorj be- lief that he ia 1 ejond prave. But while we m turn the I thp great and the true drop we tears of mnatby with her who wasaheJpinptt to hint the noble woma i who, while husband waa in the tie d leading' tbo arms of the coiifedi rac 5 tb here war's alarms" aro> er beard, and monuments are not .jail make nffstops, and will tomorrow momuis ia tno CQlebrs'vioa. v c- proposition 1made Herhad teen euucatecMn. service of the "United States, audfelt it Vrongto-accept aplacB to ,thje army; Forrer_ try Lee cordially reciprocated the friendship ot Davis and I bave beard him on several ocea- IODS speak in terms of warm admiration and ovmg esteem of the confederate president more than once I heard him n terms very strong for him, tho labit of tne northern people of coneen- ,i-atinff all of their enmity on Sir Davis. I cannot lie said why they should note upon Fresiden. Davis as a sinner above, all the rest of us _ "He was simply our leader, and only dial what tbe confederate people put him m position to do He did his auty in f to establish the independence of ms count-., The rest of us tried do the same ard as b'fcaioworthy as he If lie ocgnt tlien- the rest of us should bang manifested tlie iKJerestm, Davis during his m ms power toha'p ut his testimony before tLe committee on tao dactof at Tsroli as before the United States grsod jory, Eica.- mond, was clear and puatic in aSirrnxsg ais own personal rusk) that Mr no more to blame for the Trar oc its ce; than was he er other confederates. After the death of General Lea, I fomm in his letter book tho following letters is h ca wiU iHustrate lus teebbg for liis old cu.ef The first >-6 to Mrs. Davia in reply to one Va-, FebraaryZ. 18CG son HUi, spa t f ljtth instant rcadtsA ibgencc afc -vrbsoington i.