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YOL. VI.No. 54.
PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 18GG.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS,
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THIRD EDITION
THE GREAT COtfVENTIW OF
SOUTHERN UNIONISTS.
The Delegates Arrive by
Legions.
THE PRELIMINARIES ARE DISCUSSED
TENNESSEE BEGINS THE
HEAVY WORK.
Andrew Johnson's Record is Exam
ined and Severely Condemned.
The Game of Calling Hard Names, at
Which Two Can Play.
What Hope Have the Loyal Men of the
Sooth, if "My Policy" Fievalls?
ITS
PRESENT FRUITS MOT, LIKE FRESH
FISH. SERVED UP EVERY DAY.
Pistol, Knife, and Tinih Another Ciume
at Which Two Can Play.
Gossip of the Salons What the Delegates Say,
and What the Convention Will Do.
THERE ARE NO LEGAL STATE
GOVERNMENTS IN THE SOUTH.
The
Task of Reconstruction
Palls Upon Congress.
The Negro Must be Given the
Ballot, to Save the Loyal White
Man from Extermination.
Etc.. Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
SATURDAY.
Tlie Wigwam Furore Reluauguratcd.
If a citizen of the good city of Philadelphia
had retired to rc?t on the day that the Wigwam
- pantomime adjourned, and like the seven sleepy
Christians of old,. or the equally drowsy Rip
Van Winkle ot more modern days, bad slum
bered through the rising and setting of the sun,
day after day, night after night; and if this for
getful mortal had been suddenly awakened on
Saturday afternoon, and taken a stroll up Ches
nut street,' from Third to Broad, he would have
been willing to make oath that the Wigwam,
for so many days, In truth a thing of the pa,
"was a living reality of the present. A throng;
larger and busier than that which usually
crowds our principal thoroughfare, was hurry
ing np and down, and each mau seemed to
carry something of weight upon his mind.
Around the principal hotels there were likewise
congregated knots and groups of men who were
given more than ordinarily to discussion of
affairs In general and of political import in par
ticular. But there was "no biciden secret about this
unusual hubbub. The Wigwam having passed
into history, the Convention of Southern Loyal
ists was simply getting under way as far as pre
liminaries were concerned. Hence the crowd,
the solemn, weighty look, the earnest discourse,
and all the accompaniments. 1
For several days past the delegates from South
and North had been gradually arriving In the
city. The meeting of Friday night in front of
the Union League House had given an impetus
to the atiair, and on Saturday the arrivals were
repeated und large. Among the most distin
guished personages who hud arrived in town by
evening were Governor Hamilton and Pease
and Judge Sherwood, ot Texas; Hon. T. J.
Durant. of Louisiana: Hon. M. J. SafTold. 'of
Alabama; Judge Underwood and Hon. John
Minor Botts, of Virginia; Governor Brownlow
and Senator Fowler, of Tennessee; and Governor
Fletcher, of Mioaouri. )
The first thing that these people lrom abroad
did was to Bcek a permanent shelter for their
Bojourn'in the city, and then they rushed, in
pursuance of invitation, to 1
Tht Room of the National lulou Club,
on Chesnut street, above Eleventh. Throughout
the dav these spacious apartments were crowded
by the delegates, who came to register their
names. As fast as this ceremony was completed
they were furnished with a uote from Mr. &
dicks, Chairman of the Kxeoutlve Committee of
the Club, on presentation of which at the union
League House, on Broad street, tbey wera pro
vided with tickets which admitted them within
the f. acred precincts of that luxurious etablhjb-
liantduJng their stay,
Tenneee Begin the Heavy Work.
The innumerable delegation which Tennessee
has sent to the Convention is a characteristic
one. They are all men of nerve and mettle,
whose sprit has been tried in the fiery furnace
of rebellion, and proved to be loyal and
beyond reproach. Most of them, moreover,
have had personal acquaintance with Andrew
Johnson for many years, and stood shoulder to
shoulder with him during the darkest days ot
the war. The fact that th?y now repudiate him
to a mam rentiers it eminently proper that they
should take the initiative steps in that grand
movement which, as they predict, will end In
their pulling down upon hid wayward head the
whole of his reconstructed house.
Having collected in large numbers in the
altcrnoon, an informal meeting oi the delegation
was organized in the parlor of the National
Cnion Club House, with the Hon. Joshua B. Fric
son, President of the Senate of Tennessee, In the
cbair. Then they began to make speeches, a
business at which each individual present
seemed able and anxious to take a turn. The
course to be pursued by the delegation lu the
coming Convention, was the topic under discus
sion; and atter various suggestions, a committee
was appointed totttke the matter into considera
tion, and prepare a programme to be subse
quently acted upon.
On the adjournment of the Tennessee delega
tion, a general Intormal meeting of delegates
was organized, and the views of the gentlemen
present interchanged.
Tennessee Stop for Supper, and Begins
Again Where She Left Oft.
After supper the Tennessee deleeation held
another meeting in the parlor of the Club House,
the rooms and passage-ways being crowded to
suffocation. The committee previously ap
pointed not being prepared to report at length,
it was unhappily suggested by some one that a
meeting for the purpose of listening to their
final report be held on Sunday. But
Tennessee Respects the Sabbath.
The proposition meets with violent objection,
and the time is fixed at 8 o'clock on Monday
morning.
Tennessee thereupon adjourned; and although
the majority of persons present were from that
State, a general meetine was organized by call
ing to the chair Colonel Charles E. Moss, the
radical editor of the radical Press, of St. Louis,
Missouri. The meeting being for purposes of
general debate, loud calls were made for Mr.
Smith, of New Orleans
"A Man Without a Head,"
as he was called by somebody, who explained
the anomaly by saying that Mr. Smith had been
an office-holder under the Federal Government,
but had recently been removed to make way lor
a man who had been more of a Rebel than he
was.
Mr. Smith was requested to step forward and
give some account of the late not in the Cres
cent City. Mr. 8mith was not present. Tennes
see, however, was not fastidious, and the New
Orleans riot being out of the question, they con
cluded to take into consideration the Memphis
riot, which would servo ihe purpose of showing
how "my policy" worked, as well as a more re-
I mote affair of the same character.
General John Eaton, the editor of the Men
phis Post, was called upon for this lat purpose,
and responded in a telling speech.
General Eaton Discusses the Memphis
Riot, and Show How Treason has
been Made Odious In Tennessee and
Ehewhcre.
He commenced by saying that the Memphis
riotjwas an old-time affair, which It was scarcely
worth their while to meddle with. Riots and
massacres have become so frequent that a new
one is served up, like fresh fish, every day, and
will be as long as "My Policy" continues in
force. (A voice, "That's so," and other tokens
of confirmation.) The speaker then proceeded
to chow that the municipal government of Mem
phis was constituted after the war pretty much
the same as during and before it, inconsequence
of which there were premonitions of trouble
with the negro portion of the population, as
soon as the reoerai government commenced
the removal of the troops. When the Freed-
mens Bureau was altogether removed, all
power relapsed into tue hands ot me police,
many of whom were known to be murderers,
thieves, and outspoken enemies of the negroes.
The latter were repeatedly arrested on the most
frivolous pretexts, and tauten before John C.
Creighton, the Recorder of the city, a man who
had made himselt popular by killing a negro
since the war.
The catastrophe was precipitated by the dis
banding of a negro reriment which had beeu in
garrison in a ncignDoring iort. me soldiers,
whoe families were supported by them in the
vicinity, at once proceeded to enjoy theuiselvos
while their money lasted. Some of them may
have been a little boisterous. At any rate, the
police saw fit to interfere; but they could and
did make no arrest of a negro without insulting
and abusing him. The spark thus lighted was
kindled Into a flame, the city authorities being
led on by the Recorder. This man is now Presi
dent of the Johnson Club of Memphis, and was
Vice-Presiaent of the meeting recently held
there to rarity the proceedings of the Philadel
phia Johnson Convention. The Rebel General
Forrest presided ut this meeting, and the Fede
ral General Stoneman made a speech.
The speaker thought that, although the Con
gressional Investigating Committee had done
thtir very best, the horrors of the Memphis
massacre had never been and could never be
fully disclosed. Attempt had been made to
hhut the reboousibilitv for ' them upon tho
shoulders of the Irishmen, but they had stoutly
and successfully disclaimed it. It was then
charged to the radicals, whose sole object had
been to attempt the social elevation of tha
negro. It was the Rebel enemies of the negroes
who had been guilty of the butchery. Al
though these men professed to be haters of the
negro, yet seven of tbein were known to enter a
house where a poor negro woman lived, and to
violate her person in turn, to the seventh man.
It was the evil genius of rebellion which has
incited the whole of these murders, rapes, and
arsons. (Loud cries of " That's so.")
But, continued the speaker, the negroes were
pot aioe Jn peil j the joys! whites were equally
so. Tne cry raised against tnem was ainerent,
however. "Do not destroy them,'1 said the
Rebels, "for that will only strengthen their cause;
tbey must bt driven out." The spirit of rebellion
still existed. Men who had killed negroes
boasted of it openly, and were pointed out and
honored on that account. The Executive Gov
ernment, supported by its military force, had
the power to punish these criminals; yet It had
failed to do so. It was idle to talk of their
punishment by the civil authorities. The Rebel
sentiment so predominated that no man could
be convicted of offenses of this sort. The com
munity was powerless for such a purpose. Both
the local and the General Government had
failed to punish these deeds, and now the latter
had begun to cover with glory the men who
had committed them. The appointments made
by Mr. Lincoln were being removed, because
they were unpopular with Rebels. And this
course is being pursued and sustained bv tho
man who said that treason must be made odious.
The speaker then contended that these men
could never be punished, unless the present
Stale Government of Tennessee is sustained.
The guilty partias have, theretore.dcelared that it
must be oveithrown. The Metropolitan Police law
rtcn ly put in force in Memphis had taken the
power out of Rebel hands, amr" placed it In the
bands of capable and honesi men. Yet the city
government had rejected the estimates preseated
by the police commissioners, and the couuty
court had reftued to levy a tax to support It
So the new police Is sustained on borrowed
money. In conclusion, the speaker said that
this Convention should so tell its own story that
the North could see the whole truth, and take
the proper action. The general aspect of affairs
throughout the 8outh is one of riot and blood
shed. We must now appeal to the people who
have saved the Union, under God, t- save in
turn the Union men of the South !
General Eaton then resumed his seat, the
company heartily applauding his sentiments, as
they had frequently done during his speech.
Governor Brownlow Is too Hoarse to
Speak.
Governor Brownlow, of Tennessee, was then
called upon to state the prospects of future
trouble. The Governor, In his shirt sleeves, was
seated near a window in a lounging attitude.
He declined speaking, on the plea of excessive
hoarsness, and, in truth, he looked very hag
gard and tired.
Secretary Fletcher Promises Some In
teresting Developments.
Hon. A. J. Fletcher, Secretary of State of
Tennessee, in response to an invitation to detail
the struggles of the loyal men in attempting to
administer civil government In that State, re
sponded by saying that he thought the occa
sion inopportune, as most ot his bearers were
Tennesseeans, and as well acquainted with the
facts as himselt. He promised to make himself
heard on this subject, however, at some time
before the Convention adjourned. Having en
joyed the unlimited confidence of his Excel
lency the Governor, he flattered himself that
he could make ttie story interesting
Governor Brownlow suggested that Monday
evening be fixed upon for the Secretary's 6peech
The Secretary replied that, although he was not
so accustomed to making "appointments" as
were those ot a different calling (glancing to
wards tne " parson," while tne company
laughed), he would consent to this arrangement,
The Situation from the Missouri Stand.
point "The Gentleman In the White
House" Called Hard Karnes and Told
Some Plain Truths.
The chairman of the meeting. Colonel Moss
of the SI. Louis Press, in response to a call,
piomlsed that Missouri would give a good ac
count of herself next November. If any of the
"Boys in Blue" in that State have been led
astray by "my policy," they would have a eood
opportunity to show on which side they pre
ferred to fight. If "my policy" should interfere
in the struggle, he would suffer the fate that
has befallen some other men who have been
guilty of a like offense. Although he did not
tear it, "A. J." might be crazy enough to try
his hand there, as well as elsewhere. But
if his adherents attempted to override law In
Missouri, and with pistols and knives to force
illegal votes into the ballot-box, there would not
be enough of them left to organize another
butchery. (Cheers.) The radicals have gained
the right to govern Missouri, and they would do
it at all hazards.
Referring to the colored soldiers, the speaker
said that these men, who had fought the battles
of the Union should not be given over, bound
hand and foot, to be trampled upon by their
enemies. The next election will teach "the
gentleman in the White House" that he cannot
trifle with and trample upon the affections of
the loyal people. "A. J." was not elected for
this purpose. Not half-a-dozen loval men
between Maine and Texas would be frightened
by the cry of "negro suffrage," or any other
bugbear like it The Government will be taught
that a loyal man must be protected, whether
his nkln Is white or black. No good man would
cross the street to save a Government which had
'. Mi I Jt .
ueeu guiuy oi uauuing over to tneir enemies
three hundred thousand men who had taken up
arms in its defense. Such a Government would
be the meanest on the face of the earth 1
The speaker believed, however, that Congress
would grant sufficient protection' to the loyal
people, in spite of the traUorin the White Eousel
(Cheers.) He then severely rebuked the Pre
sident for sustaining those who had broken up
tbe Louisiana Convention, and for mutilating
the despatches of General Sheridan relating to
tne riot, The man who did this, in con versa
won wiui a geutieman in the month of June.
1865, said that a party would be formed of those
who voted for McClollan and of the conservative
Republicans, who would carry the South with
them, and elect the next President; and that, for
bis part, he did not consider it ana verv (treat
honor to be dragged itUo the Presidential ohair on
ttte ooat tail of Abraham Lincoln I (Sensation. )
some one asked the speaker what he thought
ought to be done with Jeff, Davis. After giving
his views on this subloct, he said that the
treachery of Andrew Johnson to the men who
elected him, and the principles he formerly
enunciated, is a greater crime than that of "the
ojber Bfl," Jeff, Payls ha4 never betrayed
either his friends or his principles. But, af! r
all, this treachery of Andrew Johnson would
piove to be a good thing, for it wonld prevent
the people in future from taking on trust politi
cians who for years past have been playing the
devil generally.
In conclusion, the speaker said that the Con
vention must memorialize Congress to amend
the Constitution, 10 that every man may work
out bis own salvation, without any restraint to
keep him down, If we speak out plainly now,
the Northern people will certainly sustain us.
All we have to do is to ask Congress to propose
an amendment to the Constitution, giving the
black man the right of suffrage, as a measure of
protection to the loyal white men of the South
ern States. (Applause.)
The meeting was then addressed by Colonel
William B. Thomas, recently Collector of the
port of Philadelphia, and other speakers, and
adjourned at a late hour.
SUNDAY.
The world never stops moving, simply because
it is the Sabbath. Neither do treat political
Conventions. The Southern Loyalists' Conven
tion is no exception to this general rule.
Throughout the day the city was in a state of
feverish excitement. The hotels and the
National Union Club House were crowded, and
the action of the Convention, from beginning to
eud, was thoroughly discussed in all its different
bearings. In the morning the principal excite
ment was
A Short Sermon by Governor Brownlow.
The announcement in Saturday's Evening
Telegraph that "the Parson" would attend
Divine service at the Union Methodist Church,
on Fourth street, near Arch, caused that spa
cious building to be filled to overflowing. A
noticeable feature of the congregation was the
fact mat three-fourths of it was composed of
gentlemeu. But the crowd was doomed to a
half-way disappointment. After the regular
exercises were concluded, the pastor, Rev. Dr.
Carrow, introduced the Governor to the ex.
ptctant audience.
Governor Brownlow, on rising, said that,
owing to the feeble state of his health, he could
not make an adores-, and that he should not
then be in the city, except tor the interest he
took in the great Convention. He had come to
church because he believed it the duty of every
man to attend church on the Sabbath. Ani he
had come to this particular church because of
peculiar recollections of the place. It was there
that he had had the honor, in tho year 1832, of
attending the General Conference as a delegate
from the Holscein Conference of Tennessee. At
that time two bishops were elected Bishop
Embury and Bishop Andrews. One of these had
since died on the right side of Mason and Dixon's
line, and had gone to his reward; the other was
still floundering among the bogs and quagmires
of Georgia, and when he dies God only knows
where he will go. The pulpit is not the place
for politics, especially on Sunday. Religion is
the first duty of man; his country tho next He
would merely refer to the great struggle between
the legislative and executive departments of the
Government. If the latter should succeed, there
will be no home in the South for the Union
white man or the loyal black man. But for his
part, he had tied from traitors the hist time,
even though he should be bung by the neck to
a lamp-post, within sight of the Capitol of
Tennessee !
Such was the sermon short, but character
istic. The Governor's evident feebleness gained
him the hearty sympathy of the audience; and
as he resumed his seat a slight murmur of ap
plause ran through the house, which the merest
outbreak ou tbe part ot a single individual
would have plunged into a furore of excitement.
In the evening there was
A National Prayer Meeting
at the National Union Club House, at which
Senator Harris presided. A large number of
delegates were present, and groat interest was
manifested In the exercises, which were con'
ducted by Senator Lane, of Indiana, the Rev.
Dr. Newman, ot New Orleans, and other dis
tinguished gentlemen.
WHAT
THE CONVENTION
WILL DO.
The action ef the Convention has been so
thoroughly discussed by the delegates from the
various States, that we have been able to gather
its probable result The first question to be
settled will be that of
The Temporary Organization.
On this point there will be no great difficulty,
It seems to be the general verdict of the dele
gates that the position of temporary chairman
will be most appropriately filled by the Hon.
Thomas J. Durant, of Louisiana. The grand
speech which he delivered on Friday evening,
in front ot tbe Union League House, has made a
marked impression on the country at large.
The pressure in bis favor was very strong last
evening, and although tbe tide may have turned
in another direction before this is seen in print,
ho will, in all probability, be the unanimous
choice of the Convention lor that position. The
question ot
The Permanent Organization
will not be so easily settled. There are several
aspirants for the distinguished honor of perma
nent Chairman. The opinion is universal, how
ever, that the choice must fall on a man whoso
career Is thoroughly Identified with the South.
Many delegates are even opposed to voting for
any one but a nauve-Dorn oouiuemer. u u
were not for the enfeebled condition of Gover
nor Brownlow's hearth, be would be called to
the chair by acclamation. Governor Hamilton,
of Texas, is perhaps the second choice of. a
majority of the delegates, but he positively de
clines to permit the use of his name in that con
nection. Governor Fletcher, of Missouri, and
Senator Fowler, of Tennessee, although strongly
urged to compliance by their friends, have like
wise declined to be placed upon the list of can
didates. The name of John Minor Botts, of Vir
ginia, which is proposed in some quarters, meets
with but little favor, on accountof that gentle
man's avowed opposition to negro suffrage under
apj circufflstapces,
The result of the canvass leads to the belief
that
Es-Governor Pease, of Texas, will Pro
bably be President
of the Convention. Although a native of Con
necticut, he has resided in Texas for thirty
years, and is a pure Southern man to all Intents
and purposes. He was twice elected to the
position of Governor of his adopted State, and
acquired while serving In that capacity a per
sonal popularity that is enjoyed by but few
public men.
The Question of Reconstruction
will, as a matter of course, be the grand topic
for discussion. There is no doubt that the Con
vention will decide that there arc at present no
legal State Governments existing within the
limits of the late Confederacy. And Congress
will be memorialized to provide for their reor
ganization on the basis ot loyal white suffraee,
with an entire disfranchisement of the late
rebellious population, until such time as they
fhall show by their actions, as well as pro'es
"ions, that they have accepted "the situation"
in good faith.
The Question of Negro Suffrage
will also receive a great share of attention. The
belief that the loyal negro is entitled to a vote
is almost universal among the delegates. An
effort will be made to have the Convention
memorialize Congress to provide for the enfran
chisement of the negro, by an amendmeut to
tho Constitution, or in some other appropriate
and constitutional manner. This effort will
probably be success! ul, although it will en
counter great opposition in some quarters,
John Minor Botts has got the idea in his head,
that if the ballot is placed in the negro's band
his vote w ill be directed and controlled by his
former Rebel master. Hence, he Is fairly and
squarely opposed to it, and will make a stout
effort to defeat the measure. But he stands
almost, If not quite alone.
A large party will likewise be found in opposi
tion, because they are afraid that their support
of negro suffrage will render it utterly impos
sible for them to return to their homes in the
South. And still another party are opposed, on
the ground that to pledge the Convention uu
equivocally in favor of negro suffrage will en
danger the result of the coming elections in the
Northern States.
The final action of the Convention will be
resolved into
An Address to the American People.
For some time past, Judge Sherwood, of
Texas, has been engaged in the preparation of
such a document, which it is quite probable will
be accepted and promulgated by the Convention.
This address, as it now stands, is one of the
most masterly State papers that has ever ema
nated from an American source.
Tbe situation, and all the great questions
involved in it, are discussed therein in an ex
baustlve raannor. President Johnson himself
receives no mercy. The emptiness of his past
professions and the baseness of his present
course are treated with unsparing rigor.
WELC03 1 JE !
THE OVATION TO THE HEROES.
SPLENDID PROCESSION.
The Soldiers "Boys in Blue" Union
League Eire-Laddies, Etc.
HOW THE DELEGATES WERE RECEIVED.
SPEECH OF WELCOME DY CHA.8.
GIBBONS, ESQ.
REPLY OF HOW. A. J. HAMILTON.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
THE RECEPTION.
As soon as the sun was up this morning, tbe
city began to crow excited again over the great
Convention of the Southern Loyalists. The
principal hotels and other places at which the
different delegations had made their headquar
ters presented a busy and attractive scene. In
response to the suggestion of the National Union
Club, there was a grand display of bunting from
public and private buildings. The Club House
of tbe Union League, especially, presented a
beautiful appearance. The front of the build
lng was covered with the National enslgus, while
above there was a long line of white streamers,
with the names of every State in the Union in
scribed thereon.
The first thing in the order of time was the
adjourned
Meeting of the Tennessee Delegation
which assembled at the National Union Club
House at 8 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment
lion. Jobhua B. Fnerson, President of the State
Senate, presided. The committee previously
appointed made a report embodying the follow
mg recomuienuuuuus;
For temporary Chairman of the Convention
Governor Hamilton, of Texas.
For permanent Cnairman Ex-Attorney
P.friinrAl Kneeil. of Kentucky.
For permanent Vice-President Governor
Brownlow. of Tennessee.
Tbe Committee further recommended that the
resolutions to be adopted by tho Convention
should declare emphatically that it ia the duty
of Concress to afford full protection to the
loval people of all the States.
Forney's "Press" I Censured by Ten
uessee.
On motion of the Hon. Horace Maynard. the
Chairman was directed to prepare a card, re
buking the article in tuis morning s liress re
fleeting upon a member of the deleeation.
On motion, H. H. Thomas and T. McKlnley
were appointed to prepare oaages tor the ueie.
eatlon.
The Chairman was instructed to cast the vote
ot tbe delegation in the Convention. ,
Secretary oi State Fletcher was appointed
Vice Chaiiman of the Delegation, to act in case
tne chairman was unable, on account of llluess,
Address to the People of Tennessee,
Dr. Hawkins. Secretary of the delegation,
reaa ine iouowing:
Hesotved, That a committee be appointed to
prepare hd present an. address to the people f
Tennessee on the adjournment of the Con.
ventlon. '
The motion prevaited. and the following were
appointed on the commtrteo: First District A.
T. Fletcher; Second District. Governor Brown
low: Third District, A. Bii'son; Fourth District,
W. II. Wiseman; Filth District J. C. Mercer;
Sixth District, J. B. Frieron; Seventh Dintrict
H. w. Hawkins; Eighth District, General John
Eaton.
Tbe deleeation then adjourned, to proceed to
Independence Square.
leathering of the Loyal Clans.
In pursuance of the published orders, the dele
eates met generally at the National Union Club
Rooms at 94 o'clock, and proceeded thence to
Independence Hall, under the marshalshio n
Joseph A. Nunes, Eq., of Kentucky:
District of Columbia, South Carolina,
M'BOurl, i Georgia,
Kentucky, tiorida,
Tennessee. Alabama,
West Virginia, MiM'ssioni. -
Virginia, i Louisiana,
Maryland, Arkansas,
Delaware. Texas.
North Carolina,
The Honorary Delegates had assembled at
Independence Hall al 91 o'clock.
The memDcrs ot tne union League assemmea
at their Club House at 9 o'clock, and proceeded
In a body to independence Hall, to take part In
the escort. Each member wore the medal of
the Leeaue.
The State delegations were received at the
main entrance ot Independence Square, on
Chesnut street, at 10 o'clock A. M.. bv a com
mittee of the Union League, under the direction
of William H. Kern, Marshal.
The cavalcade formed on Walnut street, right
resting on Third street, facing north, under the
direction of Geueral Louis Wagner, Marshal.
The "Bovs in Blue" formed immediately on
tbe left of the cavalcade, under the direction ot
General Joshua T. Owen, Marshal.
The "Republican Invlncibles" formed on
Sixth street, right resting on Walnut street.
facing wett under the direction of their mar
shal, Colonel W. McMichael.
The Fire Department formed on seventh street,
ripht resting on Walnut street, under tho direc
tion ot John . Butler, Marshal.
The National Union Club and other delega
tions and associations formed ou Walnut street.
in the order of their arrival, right resting on
Seventh street, facing nortb, under the direc
tion ot Maior-Geieial George W. Mendel and
Thompson Reynolds, Marshall-.
ine enure arrangements were under tne
special direction and control ot General Horatio
G. Sickles, Grand Marshal of the day.
The Scene lu Independence Square,
while the deleeatlons and escorts were assem
bling, was an animated one. There was treat
cheering and waving of hats as the several dele
eatioca entered the Square to take their places
in tbe procession. The arrival of eacb "bright,
particular star" created an extra amount of
excitement, as a matter of course. This
was especially toe case when Generate
Geary, Burnside, and Butler, and Governor
Brownlow, entered and left. Geary had re
ceived a continued ovation as he marched down
Chesnut street in company with the National
Union Club. Burnside, on hi? arrival, was
beset bv an eaeer crowd, who shouted them-
telves hoarse, and then attempted to shake the
old hero to pieces, tie tooK tne whole tnmg
coolly and pleasantly, and appeared as greatly
in te retted in all the proceedings a4 the smallest
boy In the crowd.
Among other things which appeared to excite
the assembled crowd was
A Take-oft on South Carolina and Mas
sachusetts, Arm-in-arm.
This was the entry of Theodore Tilton, of the
New York Independent, supported by Frederick
Douglass, tbe celebrated colored orator. They
appeared to be on the best possible terms with,
each other, aud gracefully acknowledged the
applause which fell to their share.
The Outside Scenes.
In the meantime, such of our citlzeus as de
sired to witness the procession had assembled in
f reat surering ciowds along the line of march,
n front of the State House and Custom House,
in particular, there was gatheied a multitude,
through which it was difficult for one to make
his way, The windows and balconies along the
line were also pressed into service by the ladies,
who were even more enthusiastic than their
loyal lords and masters.
The Parade.
Tbe column was duly arranged by the ap
pointed time, halt-past 10 o'clock, and at a quar
ter to 11 it began to move over the following
route:
Down Walnut to Third, up Third to Chesnut,
up Chesnut to Twelfth, down Twelfth to Pine,
up Pine to Broad, np Broad to the Union
League House, where the reception took place.
The procession, as it finally got under way,
was made np in the following order:
General Sickels, Grand Marshal, and aids, on horse,
back.
Band
Boys U Blue.
Band.
Bovs in Blue, carrying a war-worn white flag, with
two swords orocsed in the field.
Band.
Boys in Bine.
Crippled Soldiers in Carriages.
Bund.
Banner of tbe Union League.
The Union League Banner of the National Union
uino.
The Southern Delegates in the order given above.
Band.
The National Union Club.
Tbe Honorary Delegates from tbe Northern States.
Band.
The Republican Invincible, with uniform caps and
budges,
band.
Delaware Engine Company, with bote carriage.
Good Will Lupine Company with ambulance con
taining crippled members.
Western Ilow Company, wuh hose-carriage gor
geously arrayed In silver stars and wreaths ot
flowers.
Franklin Hose Company, with a portrait of
Abraham Lincoln on a large and handsome banner.
Kensingtoa Hose Company, with Steam Fire Kn
gme, drawn bv both men and horses.
Sbifller Hose Company.
Taylor Hose Company, with beautifully decorated
bote carriage.
Tivoll Hose Company.
Band.
Lincoln Hose Company, with hose carriage.
Ban it.
Boys in Blue of tbe Twenty-fifth Ward.
Washington Engine Company, mh Ambulance.
Soldiers' and bailors' Union.
Band.
Boyi in Blue ol Delaware,
irum Corps.
Citizens of Delaware. .
Media Geary Club.
Band. i
The U nion League of Camden, N. J.
Tbe Union Men of Allegheny County.
Band.
TheTienton Loyal Legion.
Continued in our ntxt edition-
From Fortress Monroe. i
Fortress Monrob, September 1. The regula-
tious recently adopted by the Board of Health
of Norfolk, requiring all vessels coming from
New York to be examined by an appointed in
specting medical officer previous to their de
parture from that port, have been rescinded.
The U. 8. steamer double-ender Monocacy, torn-
mander 8. P. tarter, sailed to-day lor ciuna, iw
join tbe Eat India squadron.
Arrival ot Steamers;
Niw Yobs, September 3. -Steamers Ciiy of
New York, fiom Ltverpool August 23; M
mannia. from Hamburg. August 18; and MaUi
Jxom.UYerpooJ.t August Z8, have arrived S J
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