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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Wednesday, September 21, 1893.
IN ENDLESS HANKS.
Veterans Turn Out On Their
AN ARMY OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS.
Seventy Thousand in Line In Double
Column of Platoons They Retrace
the Triumphant March of 1865.
Some Xothl Feature and Im-ldc-nta ol
tlie rroeenlon Over Seven Hours Iawt
ing the Reviewing Stand Notwithstand
ing- That Many Vontn Fell Out of I.in
" Brilliant Firework anil Electrical Dis
play at Night General Ialnier Ad
reaa to the Kncampinent Notes of the
Day and Night.
"Washington, Sept. 21. Seventy thou
sand veterans started yesterday to march
over the same route taken by the troops in
the irreat if view just after the close of the
war in J85. Only five states had passed
the reviewing stand at the end of three
rKNSSYXVAKIA AVEJ.XE FROM THE WAB
hours, and thousands of the veterans after
marching over part of the route dropped
out of the ranks, and even then, before the
end of the column reached the reviewing
stand, it was 6 p. m. The start was made
at 10:.TO a. m. and was in double platoons
one platoon on each side of the street.
. Two Points of Groat Interest.
There were two reviewing stands one
lor the president and one for the commander-in-chief.
Upon each of these stands was
gathered a group of men whose names are
of national familiarity there were Haw
ley, Manderson, Vilas, Senator Palmer,
Bingham of Pennsylvania, Henderson of
Iowa, Belknap of Michigan, and Mitchell
of Wisconsin, with a long list of others too
numerous to mention. Many of the old
leaders of ' the boys in blue were in the
ranks, among them Ex-President Hayes
(who walked at the head of his post). Gen
eral Butler, General Sickles, Secretary Rusk
and Secretary Noble.
The Reviewing Stands.
The reviewing stands were works of art.
The one occupied by Vice President Mor
ton yesterday stood directly in front of the
treasury building. The vice president's
stand occupied the central portion, with
wings on each side. A graceful, dome-like
roof or canopy covered the central portion,
appropriately draped in gilt and colors, the
national colors, of course, prevailing. Flags
of the United States and the emblems of
the Grand Army constituted an important
portion of the decorations. This stand ac-
GKNKKAL PALMEK's litwEWTNG STAND. !
comn:oilated alout SH) people. Equally
jlet sing, but of an entirely different design,
was the stand from which Commander-in-Chief
Palmer and his staff and invited
guests reviewed the marching veterans.
This stand showed more especially the dis
tinctive character of the occasion. It was a
Grand Army stand. Pedestals at the en
tranow supported stands of colors, and there
-were other emblems of a character familiar
to the old soldiers.
Clot Over a IHftlculty.
By having the march in double column
a difficulty of precedence was avoided !e
tween the Old Guard of Washington and
the Grand Army Battalion of Albany, for
they were both in the front, side by side,
Jext to the first division, and leading the
veterans was the Illinois contingency num
bering about l,500men. Wisconsin had "Old
Abe," t he famous war eagle along;Iowa's 500
post were all well represented as were
those of Michigan and Indiana. Pennsyl
vania had the largest number 15,000 men
and Ohio was second. The department of
the Empire State was accorded an ova
tion throughout the long line. In their
ranks were Slocum, Reynolds, Sickles,
Howard, and many distinguished men.
The Scene at the Start.
At the hour for the start the Capitol was
the central point of a friendly army massed
for a half mile or more square on most of
the streets radiating from it. On all sides
the eye gazed on nothing but aged men
plainly attired in blue clothes with gilt
buttons and slouch hats, save an occasional
post with white helmeta, and except where
showed the bright uniforms of bands, of
which there seemed enough to sound a
trumpet call that would shake the nation.
Down Pennsylvania avenue they marched,
those old soldiers, and many of them in
t, nt. luwk twenty-seven years to
the time "When Johnny Came Marching
Jlome" and it took three paraues 01 seven
Hours eacn to ass me great nosts or the
I'nicm in review before Grant and Sherman
and Sheridan all sleeping now the eternal
FEATURES OF THE PARADE.
Prominent Men Who Starched, Tattered
Itattlo I'lngH, lianner.
There were many features of the parade
that were worth noting. Arkansas sent a
few men who found a place with Illinois.
The file-closer l)ore a rude transparency
with the legend: 'One union evermore and
inseparable," Secretary Rusk's striking
figure at the head of the Wisconsin depart
ment was the signal for continued ap
plause. Secretary Noble marelied with his
post, the Hansom ost, of St. Ixmis. Ex
President Rutherford B. Hayes marched
on foot with the Ohio men and Senator
Paddock with the department of Nebraska.
The Pennsylvania department, presented a
numlier of notable features. It carried the
greatest number of tattered battle flags.
The reception given to these mutely elo
quent testimonials of the dangers braved
by the "Boys in Blue" demonstrated the re
gard in which '-Old Glory" is held by the
Dram Majors Legerdemain.
The Frosty Sous of Thunder from Som
erset" was the humorous banner used to
identify R. P. Cummings post, .210. The
memljers each carried a cane made ot
gnarled and twisted roots, the most outre
shapes Iteing preferred. John F. Hartranft,
post AS. Harrisburg. was headed by two
drum majors in zouave uniforms, who used
muskets with fixed bayonets for Imtons.
These they flung high in the air and threw
at each other twenty feet distant, and yet,
so far as known, succeeded in escaping
without a ;ii!g!e jab. Griffin post, V.iil,
Scranton, comixisecl of railroad engineers
and firemen, carried an oil can at theii
head, which was the subject of much un
New York Was "On Her Shape."
Of the larger states Pennsylvania depart
ment occupied the longest time in passing
the commander-in-chief 50 minutes. Ohio
was a close second, requiring 45 minutes,
and New York third, with 30 minutes.
The New York department as it passed
General Palmer's stand created the lest
impression as to rsonnel and organiza
zation. There was lietter marching by the
posts, they were dressed in effective uni
forms unci they had the most and best
music. I'ost :c.'7, L . S. Grant, of Brooklyn,
which brought up the rear of the New York
deiMirtment. had the lest outfit in all par
ticulars. The New 1 orkers seem to have
let their tastes and purses, the one artistic
and the other heavy, run away froth the
G. A. R. regulation as to uniform.
Close-fitting dark blue coats and trousers.
with white helmets, were the favorite com
I'rctty Incident of the March.
As post 4-S, Devin, of Brooklyn, ap
proached the stand a little boy and girl,
bearing lwmqnel. left the line and pre
sented them to General Palmer, who kissed
the little maid and held the flowers for
some time after receiving them. The Kan
sas departnient carried towering stalks of
sorghum cane, the gift of Senator Perkins.
General B. r. Butler occupied a carriage
with I-ynn post in the Massachusetts de
partment. His progress was marked by
continuous applause. It was three hours
after the head of the procession passed him
ere the ears of the commander-in-chief
were greeted with the strains of either
"Marching Through Georgia" or "The Girl
I Left Behind Me."
Klght Hours on the Tramp.
"When the end of the procession reached
the reviewing stand it was after 5 o'clock.
Therefore it took over seven hours for the
parade to pass. Vice President Morton
and the others of the reviewing party stood
the ordeal well, and continued even to the 1
last post to show marching veterans the
usual courtesy. Many posts, without at
tempting to pass the reviewing stand, find
ing the hour so late, marched over a part of
the route with colors flying and bands
playing and then disbanded. Then there
was a '"hustle" to get something to eat and
reach the open ground somewhere in sight
of the monument, where an elaborate dis-
play of firewcfks was tine.
FIREWORKS Al0 ILLUMINATION.
A ltrllliunt Isil::y of the First and Some
thivg tuique of the I-ast.
Night tv;;s even more glorious than the
day. Shortly r.f'T d.uk which was of a
most favorable density owing to the lower
ing clouds which had enabled the veterans
to march without undue fatigue, and ex
cept for a short time in the early morning
without danger from the heat the multi
tudinous thousands who lined the avenue
while the parade w as in progress repaired,
so far as possible, to the vicinity of the
monument. Here the elaliorate display of
fireworks provided by the committee was
made. It was a magnificent show in some
respects unequaled and was worthy of a
place in the programme of the day's events.
The Lightning Provides Kutcrtaiiiment.
Succeeding the fireworks display there
was an electric illumination on a scale
never liefore attempted in this country. It
was one of the attractions provided by the
citizens' committee and was a complete
success. Pennsylvania avenue, from the
Capitol to Seventeenth street, was ablaze
with colored lights. Every available
dynamo in the city, public and private, was
brought into requisition and numlers had
been shipped here especially for this dis
play. The feature of the illumination was
the display, along both sides of the avenue,
of brilliant presentat ions of corps badges.
Seventy of these had leen placed on sup
ports at convenient distances in three
colors, red, white and blue, the respective
colors of the first, second and third div
isions. Names of Matties In Fire.
Each of these was outlined in incandes
cent light of the same color as the badge.
There was also placed at short intervals
portraits in oil of the leading generals of
the war.. Just above each of those and
above the corps badges were the names of
many of the great battles of the war in
which the respective corps took a con
spicuous part. At the, head, of ..Fifteenth
street-, at tne entrance to executive avenue,
was a monster fac simile of the G. A. R.
badge, eighteen feet in height. It was
made up of incandescent lamps of the var
ious regulation colors of the badge and
produced a grand effect. A duplicate of
the piece was also shown at the corner of
Pennsylvania avenue and Sieventb street.
Ksclianc at the "White House.
Over one of the entrances to the White
House, spanning the arch of the gateway,
had been placed a great fan of 1,300 lamps,
arr;uiged so that they could be turned on
and off, giving the fan the appearances of
opening and shutting. Over t he other gate
was a great shield with an eagle surmount
ing it. "A fine display and something en
tirely new in Washington was shown in
the White House grounds in front of the
mansion. Here innumerable lights were
half hidden in the shrubliery, all of them
changeable in character, disappearing and
reappearing in the most bewildering man
ner. The trees and shrubbery seemed fair
ly electrized and the effects were extremely
beautiful. Throughout t he grounds were a
numlier of other electrical devices, among
them large wheels, t urning and changing
colors wit h each revolution.
Treasury lluililing Ablaze.
The illumination of the treasury building
With colored electric lights was especially
fine and notaule, as also were a large num
ber of large set pieces at intervals along the
avenue, the must conspicuous Ining a great
anchor of blazing light placed at the corner
of Tenth street. Powerful search lights,
thrown from the tops of high buildings,
produced a dazzling effect. The display
continued until midnight and was wit
nessed by countless thousands, who regret
fully disappeared in the Cimmerian dark
ness that succeeded the turning off of the
Notes of the. the Encampment.
There were at least 300,000 strangers in
the city yesterday.
Mrs. Ixigau gave a reception last night at
fct- residence to the John A. Logan post
of the United States, the G. A. R. depart
ments and the Illinois W. It. C.
The Potomac department W. R. C. last
vening gave a reception to the G. A. R.,
W. R. C. and Patriotic ladies' organiza
tions visiting the city.
BUSINESS MEETING BEGAN.
The Kncainpnient Attends to Preliminaries
The official liody of the encampment met
to-day and proceeded to get into working
order. After the usual appointment ot
committees. Commander-in-Chief Pal met
proceeded to deliver his annual address.
He said that there was scarcely a battle
field in the great civil war that was not
represented in this gathering. "The differ
ences in rank which the army reflected are
lost in the equalities of a free and common
citizenship. The dominntiug thought is
patriotism. Its principles r.ppenl to patriots
of every name and party. It is jieculiarly
befitting that we should meet once more 111 j
the beautiful capital city of the nation. '
where tne representative of sixty-five mill
ions of freemen gather to enact our laws,
and to lcKk liackward over the perils sur
mounted, and forward to the growing
greatness of a redeemed land."
Citizen the tireater Title.
Cont inning, he paid a tribute to the
Grand Army and to its annual meetings,
and then said: "We meet with no desire to
Insist of our services in the past. We cher
ish no feelings of animosity or revenge
against the men of the south. I know I
speak the sentiments of every true soldier
when I say whatever pride we have in the
past, whatever pride we brought back from
the battlefields, we joyfully laid it aside
upon one altar and gladly merged the title
of soldier into a greater one that of Amer
A Peculiarly Appropriate Gathering.
"It is peculiarly appropriate that the sur
vivors of the Union armies should gather
again at the capital of the nation, which
through four long yeais of bloody strife
they defended at the peril of their lives;
and it brings to our minds vividly the
name of that great man who, under the
providence of God, successfully guided
the affairs of the nation through the crisis
of its fate. While the pa-ns of victory
were still sounding in his ears he died, a
martyr for his country, leaving liehind him
a fame which will brighten with the lapse
of time, and coupled with the name of
ashmgton will be the name of Lincoln
so long as America shall be known among
the nations of the world.
Silent Heroes Near at Hand.
"Almost within the sound of my voice.
there rejiost s in that beautiful spot on Ar
lington Heights, where the green sou lies
gently ujon the breasts of the silent
sleepers, lfi,o00 patriotic dead. It recalls to
our minds the enormous price paid by the
American people for the preservation of the
nation. Four thousand graves are marked
with the saddest of all inscriptions un
known. "We meet today with the consola
tion that the nation was saved and pre
served by the valor of these men, and we
feel exalted by their achievements and re
generated by their life's blood. If their
spirits hover alxiut us today they must be
filled wjth gladness and conjd they but
speak they would say ' 'tis well we died, the
nation still lives, we 11 sleep again; it will
not be long liefore you will join us; and
we shall all meet on the resurrection morn,
to l)fl judged by Him whoruleth armies and
The Lesson of the Iead.
The G. A. R. emblem was a silent pro
test against sneers at the old veterans and
should le worn at all times to announce
the fact that men still live who deserve to
1 remembeml. Death had lx-en busy in
the ranks, and the example of those who
died should lie an incentive to the living to
so live as loyal citizens that when they also
responded to the summons future genera
tions should read with wonder how two
great armies, after contending for four
years, had melted away into citizenship.
Visits to the departments.
The speaker referred to his work during
his official term, saying that he had visited
twenty-five departments. He particularly
mentioned his visit to Augusta, Ga., and
the warm greeting given him by ex-Confederates.
He ref erred to the invitation to
visit the Columbian exposition and called
attention to the fact that the Union soldier
made it possible for such an exposition of
the achievements of a united country to be
Compliments the Women.
The work of the loyal women of the
country in behalf of needy veterans and
their families was warmly approved. The
trouble over the color line was referred to
by a declaration that in his action he had
only the welfare of the order at heart in
enforcing the decrees of the national en
campment. For statistics the members
were referred to the staff officers' reports,
and the effort to secure pensions for army
nurses was indorsed heartily and much
gratification expressed at its success.
Close of the Address.
The address closed with a reference to
Memoriid Day: "The American people
honor the dead Union soldier, not because
he. slw so many of the foe, but. because he
gave up even lire itsetr 1a tne performance
of a duty. So long as the observance of the
dav is kent in all its genuineness and
purity, not given up to frivolity and amuse
ment, it will impart to all a truer sense of
the obligations resting upon us reaping
what the living and the dead have sown we
now enjoy the priceless blessings ot peace
and prosperity to life and property."
THE VERY LATEST.
. Mrs. Harrison Reaches Home.
VitniKflTon. D. C. Sept. 21. Mrs
Harrison arrived safely at the white
house this forenoon, having borne the
TTirnnrTTn Pa.. eDt. 21. A Wreck
on the Pitsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago
railway is reported at nreve, unio. iwo
trains were in the collision, the limited
express No. 8, east bound, and a west
bound freight. Ten persons are reported
killed ana many lniurea.
TorKKA, Kas., Sept. 21. The east
bound nieht express on the Santa Fa
railway was wrecked by train robbers
near Osage City this morning. Five were
Kided an) a number fatally nun.
Gould Operators Make a Demand
St. Louis, Sept. 21. Monday afternoon
a committee representing the telegraph
operators of the Missouri Pacific system
made a demand upon the officials of that
road for an adjustment of grievances.
The difficulty, which is authoritatively
stjited to mean a higher scale of wages,
will affect over 1,400 operators on the im
mense series of Gould lines and the out
come will lie watched with interest by
telegraphers generally, following so'soon
after the recent Kansas City telegraphers
live New American Ships.
Philadelphia, Sept. 21. Tire plans and
specifications for the five new ships the
William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding and
Engine company will build for the Interna
tional Transportation company for carry
ing the trans-Atlantic mails are being pre
wired and the construction will be legun
as soon as the secretary of the navy ap
proves them. The sum to be expended in
construction of the new vessels will aggre
gate between $8,000,000 and cV.OOO.OOO.
Skelly Has Had Knongh.
New York, Sept 21. Jack Skelly has
retired from the ring. That was his
announcement at the reception tendered by
the National Athletic club, at the club
bouse Monday night and the Brooklyn boy
will prolably adhere to his word. He
kienly feels his humiliating defeat by the
colored boy and deeply rtgrets the money
his club mates lost on him.
Dennis Sullivan, superintendent of an
electric street railroad in Brooklyn, was
shot by Frank Gately, a discharged employe
of the company. The physicians say Sulli
van cannot live.
Two toughs held up a man in a State
street. Chicago, saloon and beat him fear
fully in an attempt to rob him of $4'J0
which he had shown too freely. Help came
just in time to save both man and cash.
The occurrence took place at 10 a. m., when i
the street in front was crowded with people.
Five policemen were badly burned in
Washington by flying powder from a
cannon used in firing a salute in Grand
Ten pounds of giant powder prematurely
exploded at the Mark Twain mine. Bead
wood, S. D., and instantly killed Nicholas
Shaw and Joseph Mahoney.
There is a "race war" going on in Cal
houn county. Ark., the cause of which is,
as usual, rather mixed from advices at
hand, which, however, seem to agree that
from three to nine negroes were killed.
Five sentences of death were passed in
he court at Fort Smith, Ark., the culprits
being a negro, a Choctaw, and three white
The Carroll Is Safe Enough.
Boothbat Harbor, Me., Sept. 21. The
steamer Carroll from Halifax, reported
overdue from Boston, with sixty cabin pas
sengers, was towed here Sunday night at
10:U0 o'clock with her machinery disabled.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington. Sept. 21. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four hours
from s p. m. yesterday: For Indiana and Illi
nois Fair weather; warmer in northern por
tions; southeasterly winds, becoming brisk in
northwestern Illinois. For Michigan Fair,
warmer weather: winds becoming brisk
southeasterly. For Wisconsin Fair weather
in eastern portion: probable showers in west
ern portion; Marnier: brisk to high southeast
erly winds. For Iowa Showers: warmer in
eastern and central portions; local storms,
with brisk to hit:h southeasterly winds.
CcmItbimt tta V
-Woodyatfs Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of tie
Pietr os etrj d Orgar ,
WEBER, 8TDYVESANT, DECKER BR08., WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND A VOTEY ORGANS.
TA ;' lice also of small Musical merchandise. We have in our employ a Crst-clsss Pisco Tnrrr.
v. Spe ctac le s
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The Fall and Wintpr Goods are now DAVENPORT,
In. Fmemb-r we are f-howing the largest and most varied
assortment of Domestic and Imported goods in th three
cities. Suits mad' to your measure from $20 to $10; Trou
pers made to vour measure 5 to $12
the old-fashioned pill. Too
reckless in its way of doing
business, too. It cleans you
out, but it uses you up, and
your outraged system rises up
against it. Dr. Pierce's Pleas
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They do just what is needed
no more. Nothing can be
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Constipation, Indigestion, Bil
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Is now located at hit new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
V0 Light Shoes a sp cialtr. Opposite the Old stand.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HOHS7 VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.
i irrtinu nut mini r -a nr hp i ., 'tw int . m r .
The Bee Hive not only
shows the largest and
best bought stock of
cloaks and millinery in the
tri-cities, but can and does
offer bargains in each de
partment calculated to
paralyze competition, open
the eyes of every wide
awake cash buyer, and
prove to all that the Bee
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in stock, styles or low
Your self-interest leads
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