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TELE JGUS. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19,1891.
GrancJ Celebration of the Battle
A GREAT DAY WELL COMMEMORATED
"resident Harrison, Gen. Veazey and m
Jionib.r of Gorfrnon and Other Din
tlDgoished Men I'reseat The Parade
and th Memorial Arc-he Gen. Stark's
' Patriotic Words Ueserlptinn or tn.
Monnnent The President's Journey to
Benning tou Beeelved hy Oovrrior Bill
at Albany Speeches Ks Itoute
Beskingtov, Vt., Aug. 19. H ' looked
yesterday morning as though Bennington
wonlj cot hold any more strangers, yet
every train that
came in brought a
"-v - A new crowd of dis-
' VI l tinguislied guests
or people from the
try. Tlier ii nnlp
"N L I - - one hotel of any di
5 I t.' mentions here the
and that is tilled to
Ithe proprietor has
for standing room
in the lobby. The
; citizens have
''thrown open their
BIXK1SOTON MOXfMENT.houses. and cots fill
all the halls and parlors: yet hundreds
sleitin tents last night and hundreds
xnon'had to take the late trains to other
towns in the vicinity to find places to
Decorations for the Event.
The interest yesterday centered in the
militia hpcampment at the Soldiers
Home, wfce the Veteran National Gna.d
and troopsrom Rhode Island and New
Hampshire iere quartered in tents. A
steady streaii of carriages and wagons
poured k tbroh the Soldiers' Home
grounds all rooming. The air was filled
with martial music and the sound of
tramping feed The gaily decorated streets
of the little I own were crowded. Every
thing was in 4-eadiaess for the event of to
day. The decorations consist of three
arches stationed at the middle and be-
GENERAL JOHN STARK.
ginning and end of the route,
and public decorations on buildings
and on private residencfs. The
town is ablaze with patriotic mottoes.
Main street is one Hue of butt
ing from beginning to end. this N-ing the
street through which the pruc-etou
parsed, ending in Monument avenue,
which leads to the monument. Numerous
large flags are suspended across the streets
at frequent intervals and all sorts of ap
propriate emblems bearing upon the bat
tle of Uennint'ton and its siguiticauce a'.n
be seen in all directions.
The Triumphal Arch.
The triumphal urch i lighted with over
2H) electric lights. It ttr on its eastern
side the motto, ' IT'.'l The lu st leg.icy of
Vermont's iirst (entury is her suits and
lier daughters tin the opposite side
are the fnilowinc: "1TT7 You see tbe red
coats. They are ours, or Mollie Stark
sleeps a widow tonight. " lieitigthe his
toric words uttered by General ' ar k as
he rallied his men to f.ght on the rie.d of
Benninirton. The other half of the fame
bide of the arch has these wonls: "J'eae
hath her victories no less renowned tt-u:i
war ls;ii." The arch of 177 ;s a living
arch, and represents on both sides the
thirteen original states by young l tdie.-. Li
costume wit h banners. The arch is built
to represent the stone of the monument in
coloring and general appearance. Astl.e
president passed under this arch iu the
procession a choir of -U-) voices sang
"America," -Hail"Ciiluiisbia:" -.v;tr Spj.a
gled Banner," and other patriotic sougs.
Some Notable (ttits Arrive.
Among the early arrivals yesterday
were General Veazey, who is president- f'f
the day, and Mrs. Yieazey. Senator Mor
rill was also an early arrival. John A.
Xiogan pest, Urnud Army of the Re
public, which artel as the president's
special ercort from North Beuningron
today, also arrived, (.'antou Montpel-er
and Canton Vinton, I'atriarcus Militant,
were among the arrivals. Governor Tuttie,
of New Hampshire, and his stalT arrived,
at C p. m. yesterday, and Governor Rus
sell, of Massachusetts, acconipauied by
his stall, the state officers, and commit
tees from the Massachusetts senate and
house, arrived about ? o'clock.
The president and party arrived at
North Bennington last night. This ntorn
iug he was received by a mounted escort
of war veterans from Orville, Vt.,
and escorted to his place in the parade.
Governor Page rode with the president
ia the procession. Among the bodies
moving with the parade were the follow
ing: Grand Army posts, Vermont Na
tional Guard, Sous of the American Rev
olution, Knight Templars, and l'atri
archs Militant, Tibliets Cadets, of Troy,
North Adams Light Bataliion, and many
others. The route of the procession was
two miles long, and ended at the monu
ment. In the line were governors Rus
sell, of Massachusetts, !nd Tut tic, of New
Hampshire; Secretary l'roctor; Senator
Morrill; Governor I'asie, of Vermont;
General Alger; ex-Governor Rice, of Mas
sachusetts, aud many other distinguished
A Brilliant I'ageaut
It was a brilliant scene as. the toiunm
marched a)ong Main street. The roadw-y
was lined on each side with masses of
cheering people who were packed clean
up to the houses from the space kept
clear for tfce marchers. The president aud
other celebrities were given ovations as
they appeared the line. It wt noon
b:fors tks. monument was reached and the
ceremonies began. U'hey consisted f
singing, prayers, patriotic orations and tbe
uiual formal dedication of the memorial.
It was 3 p. m. before they were concluded.
A ' banquet, at the soldiers' home is on the
programme for this afternoon.
IVas a Grand Celebration.
Vermont, has never seen a celebrat ion
arranged upon such a grand and magnifi
es nt scale. It was the culmination of along
s ries of events covering a century. Aug.
I!-, the anniversary of the battle of Ben
vngton, is to the people of south Vermont
what the Fourth of July is to the nation.
For nearly; fifty years there has been
more or less preparation for the building
of a suitable monument. The first or
ganized effort was in 1S53. The cost ol
the monument and site has been, in round
numbers, 100,000; Massachusetts con
tributed $10,000; New Hampshire, 7,50O
the national government, $40,0(Hi, and
Vermont, $:5i000. The balance has beet
raised by private subscriptions.
Inscription of the Memorial.
The monument stands on a command
ing site 2&8 feet above Ihe Wallousac
rr'er. The foundation of the monument
is the solid rock of the mountain, on the
to,i of which was situated the Bennin gton
of the Revolution. The structure is an
obelisk, buiit of native stone and faced
with sandy-hill dolomite. The height
from the base to the top of the capstone is
&K' feet 10 inches. The monument at the
b.i- is 37 feet 4 inches by 33 feet 4 inches,
ru iniiig to point at the top. The lookout
ro m is In I'eet above the foundation and
is reached by an iron stair-case. From
th s lookout the battlefield is plainly visi
ble seven miles away. In front of this
monument, commanding a fine view of
Monument avenue and the old First
ch trch, was erected the grand stand,
wLere the dedication services took place.
THE PRESIDENT EN ROUTE.
Notes of His Trip to the scene of t'ele-bration--Kereption
'EWBCBO, N. Y., Aug W The special
train bearing President Harrison aud
patty pulled into the West Shore station
here at 8:03 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
ha ing made but two stops after leaving.
Wehawken, N. J. once at Fort Mont
gociery for water, and again at Cornwall
for a minute. For an hour or more pre
vious to the train's arriving rain had
fallen, but just previous to tbe traiu's ar
rival the clouds broke away. An immense
cro-d had gathered at the station in spite
of the weather, and when the train moved
in the police had plenty to do keeping
back the throng.
Brief Address from the Exerntive.
Vhen the train came to a stop John A.
Sleicher introduced tbe president from
the rear end of the car, and Mr. Harrison
'Mr Pear Friexks: You can well im
agine what a pleasure it is to run out of
the rain and mist that have hovered
abo.it our traiu for an hcur or two into
the sun and gladness of this welcome
n hi -h you have extended. You are situ
ated here in a region f all of historic in
terest. Every child must hear the stoi v
of sacrifice and courage of Those who laid
the :oundation of this government, which
has grown so much beyond the concep
tions of even the wisest of our fathers,
1 an. sure th..t under these influences you
must all find inspiration for good citi
zenship, and it is pleasaut to know that
whit h you rejoice in here has left its im
pression on ihe hearts of our people.
Ii ided in Method, I'nited in Purpose.
"Far away in t-acranienlo. as well as
upon tbe beautiful Hudson, men love the
Hag of Washington. I am glad to be with
you a momeut to-day in passing through
to Vermont, to the celebration of one
of those great events which led
to the freedom of our count ry. I
am -ure we are ail devoted in heart to
the country that has obtained so much for
us The country for which brave men have
died and for which brave men will yet die
if occasion should cail for the sacrifice. Iu
the interest of good government we are
divided sometimes as to the method by
which it is to be obtained. but w e are devoted
in the one purpose that this' government
shall be so administered t hat all share in its
benefit", which no favored ciass shall
usur,), they being equally spread for all
law ibidiug people."'
A Season of Handshaking.
As the president c mcluded his remarks
Ilolx rt Cohen, a J year-old child, was
pushed through the crowd, an 1 handed
the 1 resident an immtiw houq-.-t of flow
ers. Mr. Harrison thanked the littie fel
low, gra-pii-g his littie hand iu hi. The
crow 1 clamored for an opportunity to
grasji the hand of the president, and hi
went through the haudsuaking torture
until the train pulled out of the station
aud -nade northward, the stny here being
exac; ly seven minutes.
'Jtlit Kailiiui; for the President.
Ai.raxy, Aug. 1!'. The special traiu
bearing President Harrison and his party
arriv-d in this city at 5:50 o'clock yester
day afternoon. They had been met at
Coeynau's by Postmaster Warner and
Jamts Ten Eyck. Just prior to the ar
rival of the train ft poured rain, but
stopped aud cleared off for just about the
space of time that the president add party
were in the city. The president entered a
crri ige and was driven up State street to
a stand in front of the city hall. The
h us s along the route were tlaborately
decorated, aud the streets were jammed
with people. There was tremendous en
thusi ism. At the stand the mayor aud
governor both welcomed the president
amid tremendous cheering.
A Few Remarks on Finances.
The president after paving a tribute to
the governor and speaking of the great
wealth of the Empire state said that the
government is pledged to maintain the
money of tbe country at 100 cents on the
dollar for all kinds gold, bilver and
paper. He then congratulated the farm
ers on tbe abundant crops that are prom
ised a ad the good prospects there are that
their value will be largely increased over
last year. As he closed speaking the
rain -egan again.
The Departure for ltennington.
As he descended to his carriage the peo
ple, despite the efforts of the police,
rushe l towards him, grabbing his bands
and aviuir their hats and handkerchiefs.
He v as then driven to his car and de
parted at 6:40 p. m. At Troy the prcMi
dentiil traiu was met by a large crow ci,
? he t! ain was obliged to wait ten miuutes.
to uiaie connections with the Iteuningtou,
(Vt.,) traiu. The president appeared on
the pi itform and made a brief speech.
)la?l destroys Acres of (train.
Wa ESa, Minn., Aug. l'.. The most
destructive hail-storm that ever visited
this section occurred at Deer creek, Otter
Tail county and vicinity Mouday even
ing. It is estimated that between Ti.l'OO
and 15 iXX) acres of grain have been laid
low. The storm lasted half an hour aud
cut a i wath fire miles wide.
PAIR AND FURIOUS.
Sensational Occurrence in a Chi
cago Court Room.
PRETTY BRUNETTE AUD A RAWHIDE
Keep an Attorney Very Busy for a Mo
ment Vigorous Resentment of an At
tempt to illfsaken a Woman's Reputa
tion Tbe Rawhide Reinforced by a
Husband's Fists The Sequel of a Cele
brated C ase Over the Custody or a Lit
tle Roy History or the Case.
Chicago, Aug. 19. A pretty brunette
and a swishing rawhide played liavoc
with forensic eloquence and legal argu
ments in Judge Kohlsaat's court yester
day, and practically decided a long-drawn-out
and sensational litigation over the
custody of a child and a I3J,000 estate,
which'has occupied the attention of the
probate court for many months. The
pretty woman who did the rawhiding was
Mrs. Ed McMahon, whose husband has
been charged with attempting to poison
his own child, and whose mother-in-law
has been endeavoring to get possession of
the child oil this charge.
The Man Who Paused I'nder the Rod.
The, lawyer who was rawhided is Attor
ney Patrick Mcllugh, a well-known mem
ber of the bar, who was not long ago a
candidate for the bench, and who was as
sociated with Attorney Hynes iu behalf of
the mother-in-law in the case. Not only
was Attorney Mcllugh rawhided by Mrs.
McMahou. but he was smashed right aud
left, his eyes blacked, aud in fact was
knocked clean out by Mr. McMshon, the
hushaud of tne plucky little woman who
stood up in. defiance of all law, order and
court' regulations iu behalf of her own
History of the Case.
The McMahon case is a remarkable one.
Ed McMahon. a well known Chicagoan,
married, against his mother's wish, a
handsome young lady several years nzrk.
It is said the mother wanted her sou to
marry the daughter of a wealthy North
Side man, who is also a well-known Irish
American. They had one child the little
Milton McMahon over whom all the row
has taken place. The young wife died,
and the little fellow became heir to some
valuable property through his mother's
death. Then the charge was made, mainly
through the action of the boy's grand
mother, it is claimed, that Ed McMahou
had attempted to poison his own child
with parij green in order to become
owner of the latter's property.
The iBht Over the Child.
McMahon had married agaiu in the
meantime and suit was commenced to re
move the child from the guardianship of
tne father and step mother. Pending the
hearing of tne ca.-e the child was pi net 1 1
under the guardianship of Peter Smith,
a very wealthy resident of Chicago. The
McMalions produced evidence showing
that theparis green was used for poisoning
vermin, and accidentally ftll iu the way
the child. In their earnest efforts to re
tail! the custody of the chiid the McMa
hous, particularly the young wife,
brought down upon themselves the vio
lent hostility of the old lady, her friends
and some of her attorneys. Hence the at
tack upon Mrs. McMahou's character.
THE HORSEWHIPPING INCIDENT.
An Attempt toKlast a Reputation Brings
on the Trouble.
Of course a case of this kind rouses all
the acid there is in human nature. The
old lady was determined to get possession
of the boy and to that end adopted every
means presented or obtainable. One of
these means was an attack on the reputa
tion of the .-tep-mother. Mouday Attorney
Mclhikrh read an affidavit taken in Canada
in which Mrs. McMahou was charged
with being a woman of bad reputation,
the allegation having been made that sue
had visited a road house for immoral pur
poses. When that declaration w as made,
Mrs. Mahou arose in court and shouted
with flashing eyes and trembling lips that
the allegat on was au outrageoos and
License of the Lawyer.
There was no redress fur her, however,
as lawyers can attack t rsons' reputations
iu court with impunity, at least so far a;
any possible interference of the law is con
cerned. So Mrs. McMahou was shut oil,
aud then a male witness whs put on the
stand to attack the woman's character,
but Judge Kohlsait would not allow him
tottstify. The sympat hies of every one
who has been paying attention to the case
are en!i-ted iii behalf of the womau, and
.Indue Kohlsaat, who is not usually very
emot ioual. gave a very plain intimation
that he will probably decide iu favor of
Ed McMahon aud his wife.
tiueswed What Was Coming.
In view of the above occurrence, when
Mrs. McMahou yesterday morning got up
from her seat iu court and moved quietly
iu the direction of Attorney Mcllugh
Clerk Battermau guessed what was com
ing. He had limeouly to shout "Look outl''
however, before Mrs. McMahon was at the
lawyer's side. A minute later a biack
rawhide was hissing through the air aud
raising livid welts on the face of Attorney
Mcllugh. The lawyer dropped his brief
and rushed to the coruerof tbe court room
on the left of thejudk'e. The womau fol
lowed and gave him Ihe length and
breadth of the leather once, twice, thrice.
The ljusband Takes a Hand.
Then State Custodian Peter Smith
jumped up aud stepped toward the corner
in which th2 sensational thrashing was
going on. Mrs. McMahon wheeled round
suddenly and caught him with a stinging
slash across the face. Round tbe head aud
shoulders of Smith fell the rawhide lash.
Meanwhile the husband had taken a hand
in the affair. He is a sturdily built good
lookiug fellow, with an arm and muscle
of iron. When his wifedirected heratten
tion to the state custodian, he tackled the
lawyer, and pounded the unfortunate Mc
llugh all ovtr the court room.
The Inevitable Faint.
At this point Judge Kohisaat called in
the services of a sheriff and a couple of
deputies. The whole sensational episode
occurred iu less than a minute. Upon
finishing Iter work Mrs. McMahou stag
gered out into the middle of the court
room aud fell iu a faint on one of the
benches. A glass of water revived her ana
the was led away with her husband by a
The Judge Ready to liecide.
Attorney Hynes arose und excitedly
asked that a heavy penalty be imposed.
Judge Wing, who with Attorney Qualey,
represents XdcMahon and his wife, said
that he thought there was great provoca
tion. The judge refused to order any
arrest for the present and remarked tLat
he wa ready to give a decision and did
not desire to hear any further argument.
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