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THJK AKttUB. TUESDAY. AUG. 4, 191.
1$ FESTIVE ATTIIiE
Detroit-Welcomes Her Guests
- of the Grand Army.
8KEAT DATS FOB THE BOYS IN BLUE
Tfky Throng the Town Vntil the Natives
Think of Moving; Ont to Make Room
fcme Distinguished Leaders Who Are
Present The Veterans Reminded of
' Others Who Do Not Answer Roll-Call
The Grand Parade and Some of Its
Features Encampment Politics.
DETHOIT, Aug. 4. This city was fairly
radiant yesterday morning with the na
tional colors. It was difficult to find &
store or residence, particularly in the cen
tral part of the city, that had not add. si
Something to the wealth of decoration in
which Detroit was
arrayed. From ev
ery point of vant
age the national
ensign waved 'in
the breeze; in store
windows the por
t raits f Grnt,
and others of the
leaders of the .boys
in bine in that GEM. w. c. VEAZET.
time that tried men's souls, were visible
wreathed in evergreen with the red, white
and blue of old glory mingled
therewith. The city Rnd national build
ings were f laborately decornted, and
altogether, in this matter the City of
the Straits had "done herself proud."
The Steady Tramp of the Yet.
The swarm of old soldiers which had le
gun to spread itself over the city in the
morning, as reported in these dispatches,
continued during the afternoon and until
this morning. So rapidly and in such
numbers did they come that it be
gan to be a question. whether
the residents would not have to
to move over to Windsor and give the vis
itors the whole cify. The reception com
mittee was a hard-worked body, but it
did its duty manfully, and as fast as the
delegations arrived they were sent to their
quarters, everything working smoothly
and harmoniously. One citizen counted
fifteen bands at the head of the same num
ber of bodies of U. A. II. men pxss up the
street in an hour.
Some IHstingnUhd Visitor.
Around the railway station were gath
ered thousand of veterans awaiting the
arrival of their leaders of old. Many
thought sorrowfully of the tact that
neither of the three great leaders would
le here. Grunt had gone. Sheridan hod
gone, and now the one who was probably
MTOTTGAN- fOLniKKS M.mTHEVT.
more warmly loved than cither of the oth
ers, "Old Tecum p,r' was in his "window
less palace of rest." No more would his
rugged lace light up with a smile as he
paw the faces eater to welcome him.
Among the arrivals, however, were a
number whose war records, though less
distinguished, were equally honorable,
and whm their old comrades in the
ranks delighted to greet with cheers.
Gen. VeRK'y came in; " did Secretary of
War IVoctor. and Quartermaster General
Batchelder; then thtrc was ex-Presideut
Hayes, Gen. Fairlianks, Gen. Alger, and
many others less well ku;..va.
Received Curdial Welcomes.
And they all received the most cordial
welcomes. The old soldiers having been
deprived of the greatest of their leaders
turn naturally to those who did their
duty well, though in less conspicuous
positions. Whenever ary of tbe above
named gentlemen were recognized a cheer
went up while the vets crowded forward
to shake fcuiid.-.. So yesterday was passed.
There were new arrivals every hour; there
."werejmeetings of old comrades men who
drank from the same canteen." There
were greetings of the men who have the
right to put a high military title to their
names, and equally warm greetings if not
so noisy, of those, who had simply stood
shoulder to shoulder in battle, risking
their lives that a nation might not. go
down in disunion. -
"THE BOYS ARE MARCHING."
A Parade That ltroaght to Memory the
H iotwrin 4 (tie of '65.
So the day passed and the night wore on,
informal reunions taking place all over
the city until the tired visitors sought
their camps aud lay down to the rest
needed before the parade of today. 'AH
night tbe trains continued to empty
thousands more veterans, and it was kept
tip during the early morning. The honr
to start on tbe parade was 10:30 and tbe
morning was musical with the strains of
dozens of bands and noisy with the rat-tat-tat
of innumerable drum corps as tbe
different bodies marched to tbe positions
thsy were to occupy. All ready, the pro
cession, headed by the Illinois veterans,
who had been assigned the right of the
line, began its tramp of live miles
through street gay with bnnting and
lined with well, ten of thousands of
spectators, who cheered the marchers
without ceasing, so that it is almost liter
ally true that it was one continuous cheet
from beginning to eud.
Vraudest Display on Record.
There is no dissent to the statement that
it was the grandest .display the G. A. R.;
ever made. Estimates of the number in
line are out of the question at this time,!
but there was a whole lot of 'em. In equip
ment the parade went beyond any of for
mer yem-s. Many posts had new uni
forms made, and t he entire organization
had never been in better shape to make a
grand public demonstration. Several um
brella brigades were a novel feature of the
procession. The George H. Thomas post,
f Chicago, had '500 -men in line, with
uniqusvumt rellac which fitted togethec'to
form a moDrteT flag of the United States,
covering th. autire post. One of the Phil
adelphia posts had 400 meu with umbrel
las, each of which having a portion of the
battle of Gettysburg printed upon it, and
when all were in line the combined effect
was a representation of the famous fight.
Bird's-Eye View of Lake Superior.
The Sault Ste. Marie post presented a
bird's-eye ew of Lake Superior with the
names in re 1 of tbe cities along the shore
from which posts are present. These posts
formed the Lake Superior battalion, and
they hailed from every important town
along the stores of the great lake. There
was no end of bands. Five of Chicago's
best bands, four from St. Louis, five from
Boston, and the same number from Phil
adelphia wre in Hdc, and every city of
any importance from Maine to California
was represented by at least one band. A
platoon of police led the way for the pa
rade and immediately following came the
commander in-chief and his staff, then the
The Other Departments.
The other departments marched in the
following crder:. - Wisconsin. Pennsyl
vania, Ohio, New York, Connecticut,
Massachuset ts, New Jersey, Maine, Cali
fornia, Rhcde Island, New Hampshire,
Vermont, Potomac, Virginia, Maryland,
Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana, Colorado and
Wyoming, Kansas, Delaware, Minnesota,
Missouri, Oregon, Kentucky, West Vir
ginia, Sout a .i Dakota, Washington and
Alaska, Arkansas, New Mexico, Utah,
Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi,
Florida an.l Montana, Texas. Idaho,
Arizona, Georgia, Alabama, North Da
kota, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, Michi
gan Naval veterans. Sons of Veterans.
The junctun of Woodward and Adams
avenues was the startiug point.
At The Reviewing Stand.
The divisions formed in single rank
platoons of twelve closed en masse.
When the reviewing' stand was reached
again the o d soldiers remembered the
absence of t he idolized Sherman. Gen.
Veazey here left tbe progression and took
his place on the stand with other distin
guished vis tors; and as tbe column
passed the fficers and men saluted and
cheered. H jw thev did cheer. It was
one constant roar taken up by the specta
tors and passed along the street until it
was lost in t ae distance. When the last
post was fling past those ahead had
reached the nd of the route and were dis
banding, an 1 in a short time the thou
sands who nad marched were mingled
with the thr nig of sightseer, and again
holding info-mal reunions with old com
rades met by chance.
None but Veterans iu Une.
The parade was entirelv of the old vet
erans, not a single military company turn
ing out. The Fourth regiment was or
dered out to do police duty and the city
whs in real it given over to the veterans,
every street within three blocks of the
line of march being closed by the procla
mation of the mavor and intrusion far
ther guarded against by the roping off of
the section ind stationing of a strong
armed guard at each street intersection.
One company, that from Union City,
Mich., went into the parade in heavy
marching order, with the old SpringSeM
mur-kets and the same accoutrements they
wore when they marched out of Detroit
in the stormy days when men were needed
and Michiga i did its duty.
CANVASS FOR COMMANDER.
Wiftcouftin Doing Good Work for Weis
sert Next Enranipinrnt.
For comni; uder-in-chief a new feature
has sprung up iisthe person of Smedburg,
of California who has the sure backing of
New England and the Pacific coast, while
Hedges has Pennsylvania and New York.
Still the Wisconsin men are not downcast,
and are doini; great battle for Weissert,
aud with ap arently good chances of suc
cess. Their campaign is of tbe effective
sort, and the r capture of the solid Indi
ana delegstitn has helped matters, while
the Wisconsia man is said to be the resid
uary legatee of Colonel Lincoln, of Wash
ington, who :s a candidate.
A Boom for Lincoln, Nebraska.
While Washington ha thg lead in loca
tion, the chMUpiocs of the capital cannot
rest on their oars, as hustlers from Lin
coln, Neb., are here and when hustlers
from that state arrive it means hustle
from first to last. They are waging a los
ing fight, an up-hill right, but are doing
it with so much good will, su much vim
and almost in the face of defeat, that the
old veterans, many of whom have led a
forlorn bop, cannot but admire their
pluck, although tl.ey do not want to go
Presentations of Medals.
Last night's festivities consisted of three
presentation', one to Commander-in-Chief
eazey of r h.UH) gold niettal st with
diamonds, one of the same sort to General
Alirer from tis aides of last year, and one
to Mayor I'lngree, a member of the Second
Massachusetts heavy- artilley, who has
cared for ull the members of his battery
by turning h s magnificent estate into a
camp with a Tjenu card in the feed tent
that would icake many hotels green with
The Color Line an Ittftne.
One of the erplexing questions to come
up at this neeting is the admission of
colored posts, the southern delegates be
ing strougly opposed, while the negroes
are as strong iu their demand for equality
and have the sympathy of the north to a
large extent. '
C hristian Science and Divorce.
CoxtOKP, N. H., Aug. 4. The famous
Littleton divorce case of Robinson against
Kobinson, in which the doctrine of Chris
tian science played a part, was disposed of
by the tupreme court Saturday. The hus
band, as libel.ee, alleged extreme cruelty
on tbe part of the wife, as a result of her
hartDg embraced the doctrines mentioned
since marriage. The effect had been to
injure his set sitive nature and destroy
hie health. I i the decree granting he
divorce the court said: "The law considers
the results. It cannot be said as matter
of law that thr) treatment could not have
produced the effect reported by the trial
judges." I l
Womn Voting in Illinois.
Kankakee, Ills., Aug. 4. Twenty-eight
ladies cast their first votes yesterday
nder the new law. The total vote for
I embers' of tbe board of education was
only l'JH, as t iere was no contest. It is
likely that many more ladies would have
voted but for a misunderstanding as to
the time and place of holding the election
Fined for gelling Adulterated Peas.
Boston, Au. 4. S. S. Pierce & Co.,
charged with selling adulterated goods in
the shape of I'rench peas, to which had
been added a ertain preparation of cop
per to give the peas the peculiar color,
were fined &5 In the municipal court yes
terday. The case will be appealed.
HE OWES MILLIONS.
An Assignment in Which $4,-
000,000 Are Involved.
HEAVY FAILURE AT TOEK CITY
Abraham Backer Turns Over His Prop
erty to Make His Debts Good, and Says
It Will Do It The Result or Dealing
Too Freely In Commercial Paper
Which Be Conld Not Float, Owing to
the Condition of the Money Market.
New York, Aug. 4. Abraham Backer
dealer in commercial paper at 2Sb Broad-
Way, made an assignment yesterday, with
out preference, to Benjamin F. Einstein,
of Townsend, Dyett & Einstein, lawyers,
at 847 Broadway. His liabilities, direct
and contingent, are reported to be W,000,-.
000. He has large assets. "Mr. Backer
was a heavy dealer in commercial paper
aud also the capitalist of the firm of A.
Backer & Co.. dry goods commission mer
chants at 2S5 Broadway. He also manu
factured goods at Glastonbury where he
has a fine mill. These goods were princi
pally for the southern trade.
H is Career in Business.
Mr. Backer had been a merchant in the
south for many years, and came to New
York about twenty-seven years ago. His
original business in the south was prin
cipally in groceries and liquors. Then he
got into the cotton business, later into
cotton goods and then into commercial
paper. For some years he manufactured
cotton goods in Philadelphia, but he sold
out there about five years ago and went to
Glastonbury, where he purchased a mill
cheap and improved it. He sold the goods
manufactured there through his own firm
of A. Backer & Co. His assignment, it is
Biid. does not affect this firm, although
he was the principal partner and capi
talist, his son N. C. Backer being the
Handled Lots of Paper.
Mr. Backer's principal business was
dealing in commercial paper. His large
connections in the south and southwest
enabled him to handle a great deal of pa
per, either as a broker or purchaser. Some
of this paper he indorsed and had dis
counted in bis banks, and on this paper he
has a contingent liabilitv. ome paper is
sold outright. He drifted, ijjfc said, grad
ually into this brapch of bu re'ess by buy
ing at first for personal investment and
then by placing paper for merchants with
whom he had dealings He was said to
obtain some of the best, paper made, and
he handled about 1 1S.UKI.000 aunualiv.
Cause of His Ilitficnlties.
Mr. Backer was very popular in finan
cial aud mercantile circles, had the confi
dence of banks and bankers in this citv
and elsewhere, and was a director in a
city bank and in several southern banks.
He hal a number of bunk accounts
where he got his paper discounted. Mr.
Bac ker's assignment, it is said, is princi
pally due to tbe condition of the money
market, which made it very difficult for
him to float the quantity of commercial
paper which he generally handled, and
also the decline in southern railroad
bonds, in which he was a large holder.
Not Ouite Shrewd Enough.
His friends cannot understand how he
got in so heavily, for he was regarded as a
very shrewd and careful business man.
A friend said yesterday that if he had not
gone into the Macon Construction company
he would have been all right, as his regular
business was profitable and he was sup
posed to be worth over t500, 000. Mr. Backtr
was not at his office yesterday. Thr clerks
said that he did not comedown to business
on account of the assignment, and that it
was a complete surprise to them. He is
said to hare stated that his assets weie
ample to pay all his debts.
A Fart That Shows How t'nsafe It Is to
Hang a Man Thereon.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 4. A special from
Beatrice, Neb., says: More than fifteen
years ago Jack Marion and John Camert n
set out together in a wagon on a trip, and
were last seen at the Blue River, near
here. A few days later the supposed body
of Cameron was found in the Blue, and
when it was discovered that Marion had
been seen with Cameron's team and goods
in his possession he was suspected of mur
dering his companion.
IXanped an Innocent Man.
He was not apprehended until ten years
afterward, and was tried several times,
and finally executed in March, ISs". Will
ism Wyuior. an uncle of Marlon, has al
ways believed the latter innocent, and has
at length prc-ed it by finding Cameron
ulive in Lacrosse, Kan. The latter had
gone immediately to Mexico, and thence
to Alaska after leaving Marion on the
banks of the Blue.
Concealed His Identity.
He had returned from Alaska only a
year ago. Hearing of Marion's execution
then for the first time, and fearing him
self amenable to the law, he concealed bis
identity, but remorse caused him to reveal
it. He is fully identified.
Knowles in Hot Water.
Mount Carmel, Ills., Aug. 4. E. H.
Knowles, a young lawyer and political
leader of this county, returned from Iowa
Friday with his bride. Within two hours
after his return he was arrested on a war
rant charging him with seduction and
breach of promise, the complainant being
On the Base Ball Field.
Chicago, Aug. 4. Following are the
records made by League base ball clubs
yesterday: At New; York New York, 9;
Cleveland, 4. At Philadelphia Phila
delphia, T: Chicago, 5. At Boston Bos
ton, 0; Cincinnati, 7. At Brooklyn
urooiuyn, ; ruisourg, l.
Association: At Columbus Columbus,
6; Baltimore, 7. At St. Louis St. Louis,
8; Boston, 9. At Louisville Athletic, 0;
Louisville, ! 6. Cincinnati-Washington
game prevented wet grounds.
Western: At Sioux City Kansas City,
C; Sioux City, 1.
Illinois-Iowa: At! Cedar i Rapids Cedar
Rapids, 7; Ottawa, -2. At1 Ottumwa Ot-
tumwa, 4, Rockford, 0. At Quincy
yumcy, V; Joliet, 10.
j Bace Becords at Chicago. ',
Chicago, Aug. 4 The racing records
at Garfield park yesterday were as fol
lows: Neva C C mile. 1.-28W: Geraldine.
i mile, 1:14V: Kay S., 5 furlongs, 18;
mmersei, i i-io mues, Aiaggie ussdus,
ftS : 1 . . , ..i
At Hawthorne: Addie," mile, 1:01;
Unrliin 1 milo 1 -41- VTe1t.aF.Slrplt.er-
mila . 1-3TI. Uinhun 1 1.1 milaa 1 -SI
Evangeline, steeplechase., full course, no
lime la&en. ... ....
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64 Broadway, N. Y.
NEW MUSIC HOUSED
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This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of th
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And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and PAH
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No. 117 Eighteenth Su
This new Sample Room is now open for busirree. The best of Wire?, L'qici i I
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