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A FAIRY-LIKE SCENE.
noeCourtYard of the Pesion Build
ing Saturday Night
THE INAUGURATION BALL.
ghsands Wee em Alen and round
Zoe"j Are agemeas for Their Camhrt and
ieyamee--Tame Preseme a" Mae. Cleve
ma, sthe Tire remademt Mad Mrs. 8se0em
swm ad Other stettguised Persens
Rarely, if ever, has a more beautifnl scene
baen witnessed in this country than was pre
smaited at the inaugural ball Saturday evening.
The great court of the pension office was
gorgeomly and at the name time most taste
fully decorated with towers. bunting and elee
Irk lights. and to one entering the ball room
hem the bitter cold wind that was blowing
emiside the eight that met the eyes was one of
almnt fairy-like beauty.
Thousands and thousands of people thronged
th great court and the gallerie above and
aoend it. yet at no time was there an unpleas
ant crowding, and later in the evening dancing
was both possible and enjoyable. Fair women
I the gayest of handsome ball gowns added
Elght and color to the throng, while the brilliant
uniformas of the officers of the armv and navy
mnd the dierert dre*s uniforms of th- National
Guard gate additional splendor to the scene.
The beautv of the loral decorations, the radi
oae of thousands of ele-tric lights ani the
dsdeate harmiony of green ansi gold and white
sparkling fountains of tinte-l water. the martial
mu-ic of a mihtarr bani an'd the sweet strains
of a mammoth stringed orchestra all combined
and did 'heir rts to make the inaugural ball
of President (loveland at onet the wost splen
did and enjoyble of the long series. No one
who was there will ever forget the sight. There
were many thou'ands of pe ople in attendance.
yet the arranigements for their comfort and
eeMvenience were so perfect that there was no
eonfusion. no difficulty in entering or leaving
the ball and no mishap of anv sort to mar the
semplete suceess of a most delightful event.
THE arP-'Acltts AND E11A.
Carriages eonld approach the G street en
mar.ce of the building a score at a time and
lave the guests and drive away without delay.
Otther entrances were reserved for those who
came in their own carriages and for the presi
dential party and the diplomatic corps. Upon
entering the ball room the guests were directed
be courteous attendants to the drewsing rooms,
where the serommodations for the reception of
wrane and for the general comfort of the crowd
were wonderfully perfect and reflected the
greatest credit neon the committees who had
Ste work in charge. Then when the ladies had
rejoined their escorts and passed between the
huge columns toward the center of the room
there was nothing to be heard but words of
highest admiraton and praise. It was in truth
a sight of wondrous splendor.
'79 SrL.gDIi oDcoaarioNS.
The big pillars supporting the roof were hid
den from view by masesp of plants and strong
with hanging streamers of fresh smilax. White.
gold and red were draped about the walls of
go entire interior. Wherever the eye wandered
these three colora predominated. with just
enough of floral green to make a i leasing effect.
The eiling. 150 feet above the dancers, was a
m of white and gold, a magniicent piece of
washmmhip that elicited admiration from all
beholders. Ten thousand yards of material
were consumed in draping this vast canopy.
The and stripes were everywhere-on pil
Jnre't*aft and in the waiting room.. The
lewergAllry was covered with plush of white,
__ 9mbrodered and gold fringed. forming a
ackroun for hamerican fags and bannera,
while in the center of the pluan, directly
ae. midway in the arch between the
ippeeting pillre, were emblems of chiv
airy, shied of bronwe and steel, highly pol
Imbed, ever suite of armor. A doral piece
ever each of the illars supporting the first
gawr. On the . walls were silk banners
supre stiag the forty-four states. The second
~,was desrated similarly to the first, with
pieces above sash column, vases fairly
eser~owing with ross and other flowers, while
te sides were covered with national and state
eseutcheons. Foreign governments were com
plimented in the decorations of the highest
gaflerv. which embraced Bags of all nations.
and of course the national coatA of arms.
llowere and growing plants were everywhere
about the pillars, covering the music stand-,
ever the arches. In the center of the court was
a fenastin of playing water. surrounded by
growming plants. dowers and vines.
luch of the spectacular success of the affair
was doubtless due to the modern developments
in the une of electricity, of which full advant
age was taken.
Tai MrOO colrTrTIL
3M".& IL Hay. chairman of the committee
en inaugural ball and promenade. was door
manager. and each of the twelve sections into
which he divided the ball room was in charge
of an assistant. 4 'haiman Hay had his station
ma the orchestra. and he communicated with
b aids by means of electric signals. When a
square dance was ready to begin in each sec
tion an electric annunciator made known that
fact to Mr. Hay, and when the last set in the
last section had been formed he gave the order
for the mu-ic to begin.
The two bands that furnished the music for
the evening were stationed in decorated bal
eamiss buit high abore the floor and on o
pite aides of the room midway of its length
heorchestra. unider the leadersehip of Prof.
Zimmerman of the Naval Academy, furnished
the inspiration for the dlancers and the proma
enade music was furnished by the full Marine
Band in uniforam. Nothing'could have been
finer than this part of the evening's entertain
ment. Before the dancing began the Manine
Ban.d, rLder thme leadership of Prof. Fanciulli.
playedi a number of selections. one of which
was an imprea.ive grand :naugural march
written by P'rof. Fanciulli and dedicated to the
the ball had been in progress for some time
before the preaidentaal party arrived, Many
persens of distinction fvum all parts of th'e
ernatry. itenators. Rtepresentatives, promsinent
gticsens. governors of states mid their staffs
a unmform, ot~eers o~f the army and navy. dip
lemas from many lands. militia officeris. with
themands of handsome women, formed the
throng that ~mdthrough the fouir great door
wse et the reom.
WAaBvL or THE PRtltDET.4
The crewd did not need to be told when r
9at and Mr.. Cleveland and their party had
ared. 'These outside the Pension building
gpes the sinal in the most unmistakable man
nec temmunteating their enthusiasma to those
wlinthe hell moem. who, by a simultaneous
ouse srged toward the west entrance,
~agk wh the presidential party entered.
Ab' he seined of voices the Marine Band
elbshed out *Eail to the C:hief.' the strains of
whieh had sounded in the President's ears
tbeehout the day froms the moment he took
S. ingural eth. It was with considerabile
eusvt that the crowd was kept back suff-'
deatip to allew the guest. of honor to pass up
the bre Eght of steps lading to the rooma
i the ssuthweeseormer of the balcony.
where they laid msids their wraps and we're
feeamy secesved by the committee,wuth whom
they stepped for a brief interchange of course
alas haeer dsea--i- to the Soar of the ball
A ToWB O1 Tg3gA nassooK.
The P'reisidet, arm in aram with Glen. Se.
Seng. ths chairman of the reeeption cemmittee.
ad fellewed by the memibere of his party, do.
seenisd to the hall resin foor. Theyr were
pessised by Mr. Lawrence Gardner. the gen
ese mngsr et the hall, who had sent several
meaben et the cemmitee ahead in cear the
w"F Mrs, clevehma:I was.o. the arme of Jastice
Osm et the SeeaCourt. The Presideat,
waEGe. eae and followed by hiasuite,
tech the lie et march em the seuth s of
Iesaeag eas ad mads the entae
51e the esust. N6eat in the lime las
afy ~te President, Oen. Sebnaeld,
M Gseelan end Jeeses Gray wee Deere
hey ad Mrs. Omahals. eetery and Mrs,
Im m, seeeater Gemeral and Mrs. 3u..an
Emba enddesgtersemetery ad
I. sting Met., with hin
mrs. meal Meteto chings, Vet
asse wsem se~ere a et a1 teme
Os emte. f the hmageatism esteineaise
ampmied by Inie
am, inavr.ass's esww.
-h geen wira by Mrs.. Gelamnd ws made
- - ues - emphre freat mi tigl
Semg baek. It -a es~la aris~d with -es
lens a emeisased with -ssa hen. The
embreeldsy -e ep in rse, heat Me.s isem
Sem aS haes of the mit .hiab mepeiese
S.hen ad S. esymbuditmy. ls
with the beeds. and had stif satin bews at the
ahoulders. A heavy fall of the los eompleted
the corsage. The gown was cvere In style, bet
rich and graceful.
After making the tour of the ball room the
President retired to his receptiom room, where
the receptio asumed a more formal aspect.
For nearly forty minutes a renumber of
prominent people who had not partieS
pants in the informal reception in the corridor
were presented. Gen. Schofeld, Justice Gray
and his wife and Mangerdner amised is
the reception. Gen. it, Liest. Charlee
Leachien of the navy, Mr. and Mrs. Als P.l
mer of the executive committee, Dr. and Mrs.
N. S. Lincoln,Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Hopkin,
Mr. John H. Oberly. aecrestry and Mrs. Clr
Uie. Henry R. Davis, Col. Jaimes G. Derret,
Seeret ry of the Navy and Mr. Herbert, Surg.
Gen. and Mrs. Moore. Capt. A. H. Van Denen,
the Japanese minister and his wife and the
Corean minister, who were presented by Secre
tary Herbert. ex-Assistant Secretary of State
Wherton and wife. Congressman John C. Black
and wife, with Mise Wanamaker, daughter of
the ex Postmaster General, were also present.
It was about 9:30 o'clock when the President
and Mrs. Cleveland arrived. well toward 11
when they made their adlens and finally turned
their faces homeward, after what must have
preved a day of most intense and prolonged ex
TRE TICE PRIsIDaNTiAL PanTY.
The vice presidential party had arrived some
what in advance of the President and Mrs.
Cleveland, and were among the first to enter
the balcony rooms and pay their respects.
They were followed by the friends who had
witnessed their arrival at the entrance door,and
who were admitted in detachments.
Mrs. Stevenson was accompanied to the ball
by all the ladies of the party that came with
her from Bloomington. save Mrs. Scott, her
sister. who is in mourning. Mrs. Stevenson's
gown was a combination of cream and helio
trope. moire antique and velvet. The skirt and
eorsage were of cream moire. About the bot
tom of the skirt was a narrow arrangement of
the heliotrope velvet. The corsage was decol
lete. with a rich bertha of rare old duchess
lace, outlined by a garland of violets. Mrs.
Steve nson's gloves and fan matched the velvet
and she wore no jewels.
While President Cleveland was holding his
levee in his reception room the Vice President
went to his room adjoining. where he divided
for a while the honors of the hour. All of the
members of the President's cabinet paid their
respects to the Vice President at this reception.
Gen. Schotleid also called. The Vice President
was assisted in hs reception by his wife and
daughters and Mr. and Mrs. James Ewing, the
former his old law partner in Bloomington.
The vice presidential party remained in the
room for forty minutes after the departure of
the President and then returned to the Ebbitt
wHEN DANCING wAs PLEASANT.
It was not until after the President and his
party and the Vice President and his party had
left the ball room that the crowd began to thin
out sufficiently to make dancing at all pleasant.
It was for the most part the younger people
who remained to the last in order to enjoy a
few turns upon the door in time to the music.
By inidnight the ball was about over. The
musi ceased. The last of the dancers left the
ball room. The ceremonies in connection with
the Inauguration of a new President, the for
mal inauguration, the parade and the great
ball were finished and the story of another 4th
of March was added to the history of the land.
What Has Been From the Time of Jeffer
son to the Present.
The weather of Saturday, and there was no
lack of weather, started reminiscences from a
weather point of view of former inaugurations.
Among the inaugurations of the past quarter
of a century most distinctly remembered on
account of the weather is the second Grant in
auguration in 1813, when it was bitterly cold.
one of the coldest days ever known in Washing
The uncertainty of 3(arch weather has al
ways furnished a strong popular argument in
favor of having inaugurations occur at a later
date in the spring.
One who has posted himself on the weather
for a century has prepared the following state
ment showing the state of the weather in
Washington on'each inauguration day from
the first. that of Mr. Jefferson in 1801, to and
including that of Mr. Harrison in 1889:
Jefferson, lt term.. i'lear.
Jefferson, 2d term.. Clear.
Madison, let ierm .. Clear.
Madison, 2d term... Clear.
Monroe. 1st term... Clear.
Monroe. 2d term.... Stormy.
J. Q. Adams. ....... Clear.
Jackson. let term. .. Clear.
Jackmon. 21 term... Bitter cold.
Van Buren......... CLar.
James K. Polk...... Cold rain.
Taylor ............. Clear.
Perce ............. Snow.
Lincoln. lst term... Clear.
Lincoln. 2d term.... Cloudy.
Grant, 1st term..... Clear.
Grant, 2d term ..... Bitter cold.
Garneld .......... Cold rain.
Cleveland ........... Clear.
Harrion ..--..... *- ___ Cold rain.
ROPING THE AVENUE.
1fowr the Work of Clearing the Street Was
The work of roping off the avenue'was left to
Superintendent Mc~omb of the District engin
ser department. About 8 o'clock Friday night,
with a force of about fifty men, he started out.
Behind the gang, like a company of artillery,
rolled the immense spools of wire rope which
was to keep the public from the street and
obstructing the procession. As fast as
the big roll was uncoiled it was grabbed by the
man and put in position against the trees, where
it was securely held by strong iron staples.
Superintendent McComib profited by past ex
perienee and put every length of rope in its
proper place. Each section was tagged for the
space it was intended to occupy, and there was
no delay in getting it in position. Everything
moved liked clockwork, and by mIdnight the
avenue had been roped. At each street Inter
section, however, a long end was left so that
when 10 o'clock arrived the intersection could
be roped at a moment's notice.
The work was done speedily with little in
terruption. tSome of the soldier boys had a
little fun at the expense of the workmen and
had several tugs of war on a large scale. In one
instance there was a giant contest-fully a
hundred soldiers on one end and as many
demoeratic club men on the other. It was a
battle royal and waged for fifteen mainutes. At
leneth the soldier boys, who had been im
bibing a little too much, were seen to
weaken, and with a shout the elvillans
pulled them over the gutter and won. Then
every one had a drink. It was a good-natured
crowd, and, with the exception of two or three
smashed beavers, a torn coat hero and there
and a score or more of skinned hands, there was
no damage done.
By So'clock Saturday morning the ropers were
again on hand, waiting for the signal tosre
the rope across the street intersectioms.
At 10 o'clock the signal was give. ad by
102 the avenue was clear of pedesin and
Mr. (leve-laind Presented With a Dodge.
A pleasant incident occurred at the Arlington
Hotel Friday evening whish passed annotied
save by the few who pertieipated in it. 'This was
the preentatiom to the President-ielet ofabadge
in homor of his eleetios to the Sigama Chi
Greek letter faternity, into the mysterisa of
which he was Initiated several aenthe age. The
peeatatios weassde bya.....am..te e
of Reginad Fendall of this city. grand
of the fraternity, and Mr. Wilmom B Newmsan
ot Alabam, who were very graeoslyreceived
by Mr. Clevead, who assured them that be
very y aj eatdthe gift and weeld, as
comtewear the sybo
of his towitb thema whom agin
indested inte mey of the ne
ties. The baue is asUd e one ofthe aSnst
ever inzheaed. It is a Bemaa eseas of
gold and white euamel, with damemd arm
erewn stis~ ad tour leeg. Q ed he
tween the arns, with a senter. ~et d
ad it is maid esuid herdip have east iess th
The Ugma CM bateraity is in W--ayst= ha
fuR fares. T6ey have esbbbsed hmdq=t=aee
in the csera aem the tp of
whs theN alga esem of hm n
MNM IACAL EWW,
We-U.nem W-nbng.m -..a. g
gats-t- s t go&a
RWr psawdaw mace" am a te am
DS?1510o5--T33 iacaSoa ammonas- t
0i 3em3's 3RZcMAai CLO-TEg *AVb
W AND LuTfTL CLOB AND Td SAM
To the local demeeratie clubs was ane
the duty and honor Saturday of eserting thW
civic divissmos of the parade. One of these well
known bodies marched at the head of each - el
the first four divisions. The Jackson Club a
the head of the first. the Young Men's Dome.
ematie Club at the head of the second, te
Gardner and Luttrell Club at the head of the
third, and she East Washington Demecratit
Club at the head of the sIrth.
Jac-ksa Deonserdtle Asseeseatte.
Acting as the escort of the Arst division of the
second grand division was the second oldest po.
litical organisation of this country. the Jackson
Democratic Association of this city. The am.
Ciation was marshaled by Mr. Robert Ball, a
well-known and highly respected citisen of
Washngten. and, uniformed in dark clothes,
machlatoshes an high white hats, tan gloves
and c ina hickory canes, the organisation
Proed quite a fine appearance.
2a31s L. ivoa.
About 200 men were in line, the majority of
them being in uniform. and were headed by
the Navy Yard Band of twenty-five pieces.
- The Jackson Democratic Association was
organized in the District of Columbia in Otto.
her, 1829. at a period ohen the democratic
party throughout the country, under the lead
ership of the foremost man of his time, Gen.
Andrew Jackson. had come into power and had
assumed the administration of the government
upon those great democratio principles of
which he was the chief expounder. At the
formation of the association. which naturally
took the name of the recently elected Presi
dent. Tammany Hall, in the city of New York,
was the only existing society of a similar char
acter in the country.
From 1829 to the present day the Jackson
Democratic Association has maintained its ex
istence through all vicissitudes, and has effected
much in the support of the democratic policy
and doctrine. It has been the foremost of all
political organizations in the District of Co
lumbia in the character and weight of its mem
bership and in the efficiency of Its service to
the cause of democracy. and it is today a most
induential body among the sister organizations
which have sprung up around it. It has never
been more prosperous than at the present
Up to 1880 it was the only central demo
cratic organization in the District of Columbia.
other subsequent associations being formed as
During each presidential campaign its labors
and contributions have been earnestly devoted
to the cause it represents. and never more so
than in the recent campaign.
Up to 1860 this association had charge of the
inauguration ceremonies on the installation of
each democratic president and up to 1872 it
elected the delegates to represent the District
in all the conventions of the democratic party.
It has numbered among its honorary mem
bers some of the most distinguished men of
the country, and in the active membership
some of the keenest, brightest and ablest lead
era of the party. It has upon its roster the
names of more than 700 men, many of whom
have been among the foremost advocates of
democratic principles not only here, but
throughout the states of the Union. The fol
lowing is a list of its presidents from the be
Amos Kendall. Gen. J. M. McCalla. Dr. J. B.
Blake, J. D. Hoover, John F. Ellin, Charles
Mason, B. T. Swart. John E. Norris, and his
son. its present chief, James L. Norris, now in
his second term.
The association cherishes many interesting
relies of its past history. among them a por
trait of Andrew Jackson, whose honored name
it bears; a cannon used on various occasions,
and the elegant weather-beaten bannei pre
sented to the association forty years ago by
The present officers of the Jackson Demo
cratic Association are as follows; President,
James L. Norris; first vice president, James
W. Barker; second vice president, George E.
Kirk; third vice president, John A. Clarke;
secretary. Nat. Sardo; corresponding secretary,
Charles Allen; financial secretary. R. E. L.
White; treasurer. J. Harrison Johnson; chair
man of the executive committee, Mills Dean,
and sergeant-at-arms, J. MI. Johnson.
Yaeng Men's Dennecratte Club.
The Young Men's Democratic Club of the
District of Columbia appear again today in the
same position In line as in the inaugural pa
rade of 1685, at the head of the second division
of the civic parade, being the escort of the
Pennsylvania division. The club was organ
a. rn. ==zrs.
ised in 1iMt, and since that time has continued
to be one of the live and beet known demo
cratle organisations of the District The ap
pearauos of the club today was ezeellent, t
taty uniferm was everywhere admired. The
-e appeared in their dark clothes, dark mel
ten otereente, silk hats, tan gloves and bamboo
oese with handsome red silk badge, embel
lished with a bead-painted galme oeter and
inscribed In gold letters. "Young na's Desm
ocratic Club, District of Celumbia. oraized
10t," headed by the Citizean' Bad ofBaes
town, Nd., of twenty-Ive piesand du
major of ginat staturepsetna sger
ans which well eandthe adiain the
thersnds along the line of parade. The Dis
trie agin ad oodes to be of the
Y Mn' DssetaieCluhk ea ear
r'ied banners, the new and larger one
being one of the hademetin the parads, and
was used today flue Se Iret tIme.
The bann== was sin h tenr and one-half
h.es the frent bearing mtebimatlean
hard et the Young Neab Club on red siet
ofs raee maare and
eersis Clu Ms ef Ce mba.Ge
mlk nd setbed toxoidtes:. 'Ibe
lend and 3endrichs, IA---eeseland -and
Thurmna, Uses"-suohaed and ess
eeatte pa,* saSe hemaaet
dul ese et sm wte n eseo S
e.ad. hi..s... a e .ca
meat e me whets 4sqi h0m a
-00 her. esaesbww
naa tu..es eessa
Ite imlat ie r waee bloas si fet n
toe etik s e the dlub A ha eg a
gaeeru resewru -
FS1 ease of she geww r-n
the neecd tms the aner had doe serio
FAft oal pus&. having bq borne by
an dab athdoelngration li dlvsodmasd
Te Aleers of the elub mr as follees: L.
Art vie da; Bobert E. L. White, secnd
vie at; W. Grafton Bateman, secretary;
a ole~ma, Ananeial seerstary- Dr.
Usear I. Cesabe, treasurer; Geoge N. Nap
arma; J. Harry Daly, corr
kgseetary. Executive committee: I.
i chairman W. Graftoo Batemn. Arthur
aStaimerteld G. Notthngham, Griffin K
Coleman, Robert E. Doyle. Wiliuam F. Hart.
Mr. J. Fred. Kelley, the president of the
dub, was born in Washington. and educated in
the public seheols and preparatory department
of the Columbian University. For a number
of years he has been engaged to the real estate
business. He was appointed a member of the
inaugural committee of 1893 by Chairman Her
rity, and was selected by Chairman Berret ab a
member of the executive committee, being so
leeted, on the organization of the committee,
as its aecretary. Mr. Kelley has been the pres
ident of the Young Mena Democratic Club
since 1898. He was elected as a
delegate to the District democratic
conventions of 1888 and 1892 to
choose delegates to the democratic national
conventions and was elected by the District
convention of 1892 as an an alternate to the
national democratic convention at Chicago in
June last. serving on the committee on perma
nent organization. He was secretary of the
Madison Democratic Association in 1884 and
Anancial secretary of the Young Men's Demo
cratic Club from 1884 to 1888.
Gardner and Luttrell Democratic Club.
Marching at the head of the third division,
as the escort of that division, was the Gardner
and Luttrell Young Men's Democratic Club of
this city, the only local democratic club bear
ing the name or names of District men of the
.. I. nowN.
democratic faith. The club was organized in
September last with a membership of sixteen,
but today four times that number participated
In the great parade and made an excellent ap
Poarance. marshaled by Mr. Thomas F. Kins
ow, Membership in the club is confined
mostly among the young men of the northwest
section of the city, and nearly 100 names are
on the roll of members. The officers of the
club are: President, J. H. Brown; first vice
president, Williara G. Stafford; second vice
president, P. H. McQuade; secretary, John F.
Griffin; financial secretary. Joseph Meagher;
treasurer. Charles A. Green; sergeants-at-arms,
M. Smith and Edward McNey.
Mr. J. H. Brown. the president of the club.
was born in this city in 1858. and received his
education in the public schools of his native
city. Leaving school. he engaged in the gro
cery business for a number of years, and in
1885 was appointed to a clerkship in the rail
way mail service. serving in that position until
1890, when he again entered the grocery busi
ness, in which business he is at present en
Tios. F. KINBLOw.
Mr. Thomas F. Kinslow. who today officiated
as the marshal of the club, is a young man of
twenty-seven and a native of this city. He is
associated with his father in the ovster busi
new in the northwestern section of the city. and
is well known here and throughout the country
as "Tom" Kinslow, the catcher of the Brookln
base ball club. Mr. Kinslow proudly declares
that he has been a staunch democrat ever since
he was old enough to farm a political opinion.
His staff and aids today were as follows: M.
Roberts, J. Westerfielid. Joseph J. Butler, M.
Kinslow, Thos. F. Crowley, C. A. McNeir, J.
Curran and F. McGinnis.
East Washington Dennocratic Club.
Headed by the Laurel. Md., band of twenty
five pieces and clad in a uniform of dark
trousers, light overcoats. high black silk hats,
tan gloves and carrying hickory canes, the
N. F. PEAKE.
East Washington Democratic Club escorted
the fourth division. About 150 uniformed men
were in line, and under the leadership of Mr.
Win. F. Martin the club made a most excellent
Te club was organized last Niovember with
a membership of fifty, snd at the present time
the names of 275 East Washington democrats
are on the rolls of the club. As its name in
plies, the club is composed exclusively of
East Washington members of the party, miem
bership in it being confined to residents of
that section of the city. The club is in an ex
cellent condition, financially and otherwise,
and numbers among Its members some of the
leading citizens of East Washington. The
beautiful banner borne in line today by the
club was greatly admired. The officers of the
club are: President. Millard F. Peaks; Brat
WN. P. EanTIN.
vice president. James T. Leteleli; second slee
Sat. Win. I. Boyle; secretary. 0. 3.
Mis Anamelal seeretary, Charlies . Shel
teon; tssurer, Bern). P. Guy, sergeataeruts
Wia. F. Mats., saa deerhesper,Wa..
1. Phake. the prsdn Of the
elub, was betu in East Washingsra in 1886 and
was eda~s la the publie ebbeela eftha i .
At the et siats. he heasted ia N
Plte, ,ad aS that plasee ad elber towns
In the taeserved am atbp~ the
~ ~r.Wla t e5e .aIq
ist acepe ten in
b.n d e a ..eteiesa
Am mine een
TRE VETAmNs IN LInE.
ow leumassa Wheo ea to the usmh S
nee or ChuelaMd.
tUE 0300 PahraW' 13e AND "M to0
TZTY aX Lue*o-Ta vaaRMoU 0ossaND
TEAT Toom PART IN TEN PARADE sAtMAT.
The veterans of the war turned out in ges
aumber Saturday In honor of President Clem
land. Besides the Grand Army, which In re
cent years has been a conspicuous prt of the
inaugural parades. the Union Veteran Cerp
and the Union Veteran Logion both made s
good showing in the parade.
Marching with the step of veterans, but per
haps Met with the sprightliness of some of th
ether organizations, the members of Ub
O;W. a. . YODL
Union Veterans' Union attracted much notice.
The marching columns were viewed witl
special interest by those who know that there
was not a man in line who had not seen active
servIce in the late war and part of it at least
at the front. The first requisite for member
ship in this organization is at least six months
continuous service. unless sooner discharge<
on account of wounds, and a part of said
service must have been at the front. The
union was organized in this, city in 1886. and
during the seven years of its existence has ac.
quired a membership of over 65,000, with com.
mands in nearly every state.
Gen. 8. 8. Yoder is the commander-in-chief,
and his staff consisted of the officers of the
National Command, as follows:
Gen. H. L Street, adjutant general; Gen
George C. Rosa. quartermaster general; Col.
Charles P. Battell, assistant adjutant general
Col. George H. Washburn. inspector general
Gen. C. C. Emory, deputy commander-in-chief
Gen. J. M. Brown, second deputy commander.
in-chief; Gen. C. F. Sweet, surgeon general;
Gen. Edward Warrener, chaplain; Col. J. X
Gen. Samuel S. Yoder, the commander-in
chief, is a native of Ohio. He received a com
mon school and academic education, and it
1862 he enlisted in the Union army as a private
in Hoffman's battalion. afterward consolidated
with one hundred and twenty-eighth Ohio in.
fantry: received a recruiting commission as
econd lieutenant, assisted in the organization
of the one hundred and seventy-eighth Ohic
regiment. and served until the end of the war
participated in a number of battles, in one ol
which he was severely wounded. At the end of
the war he studied medicine and practiced his
profession at Buffalo, Allen county. Ohio. He
was elected mayor of Blufton in 1874. He is a
32d degree Mason. judge advocate general Px.
triarch Millitant of Odd Fellows. Knights of
Pythias, member of the G. A. I. was elected
probate judge of the court of Allen county. and
served from Feuruary. 1882, to October. 1886,
when he resigned and was elected tothe Fiftiett
Congress of the United States; he was re-elected
to the Fifty-first Congress, and elected ser
geant-at-arms of the House of Representatives
in the Fifty-second Congress. At the encamp
ment in Cleveland in 1891 he was elected
commander-in-chief of the Union Veterans'
Union, and was unanimously re-elected at the
encampment held in this city in September,
Col. J. M. Chase. who is a member of Gen.
Yoder's staff. holds the post of official journal
ist to the national command. He is an old
newspaper man who has a most honorable war
record and one of the most active men in the
Gen. Green Clay Smith, past department
commander. was with the staff. He is a native
of Kentucky. When Fort Sumter was fired
upodi he at once took strong ground for the
maintenance of the Union, and made the first
speech in the city of Covington before thou
sands of people urging Kentucky to stand by
the government. When the excitement be
came great and the aecessionists seemed de
termined to carry their point, CoL. Bush Foley
of Covington raised a three months' regiment,
and Green Clay Smith volunteered as a private
and carried his musket. When the services of
these men were no longer needed, he was ap
pointed majo, with instructions to raise a bat
talion for te third Kentucky cavalry. Upon
the completion of this work he was offered the
command of the fourth cavalry from Kentucky,
and went at once to the front in Tennessee.
In 1862 he was made brigadier general, served
at the front until lie was elected to Congress
toward the close of the war, He was promoted
to the rank of brevet major general for meri
torious service in the field. His course in (on
gress was progressive and faithfuLl. e wasn
appointed governor of Montana by Presideni
Johnson, and served three years. Returning
to Kentucky he retired from politics and en
tered the ministry in the Baptist Church and
Is now engaged in the city of Washington. He
is also a member of the 0. A. Rt. and the
TYE ADZUTAIT KERaL.
H. L. Street, the adjutant general, was born
May 3, 1844, In Carthage, ll.; moved with him
p arents to Clarksville, Ark., and from there to
Cifornia in 1881. Received a common school
education. At the call for troops in 1961 en
listed in company E. second California cavry,
being not quie sghteen years of age. Withi
a year was fret sergeant of his company, and
so remained until eemnaissioned second lieu
tenant of company F, same regimsent, January,
1863; March, 1864, promoted first lieutenant ei
troop KEtay 1865. captain of same troop.
Commanded te troop until May 18, 1866. whoa
mustered out of the service, being no longer
rure.January, 1867, was apited see
ona iientenant first United Sttseavalry
February 82, 1363, promoted lrst llestnemaat
and honorably mustered out January, 1871.
He is a member et Jeha A. Log n Vmemi
1Mc 3, Departmsent of the Ptme
TUE qwantamrnuamns ougni
George 0. Ross, the geintistmater geerl
was appointed by nC==man.-in-Chie Yedse
in 131, and is now serving hi adya r In
sat.86as was berm nlak
a in the regissent BUea
thO dlome ot the war. 3estalog he e.
toted schemA ad fle samas~
egmdin ecigadaes eaa,
mvr4.e ...ers. an
.ey f law,m hms Ule
t 9 aa0 -0m a beens w e g
t the sem asyesd. Ose, -a
se ftweeVed his edesnties the esmen
sheeb, the S ntat U aIoeril et Iowa and
I enCimnsmaL Ohi, free which
latter he w" as m" s Bea
listed In the eleventh low*admasdY ill
I r, 1661, and was diacharged tem t=
I erVes one year and a meath lose
reason of injuries sustained in the beati
&Robk. As seon as he recevered be was cow.
misioned ae an offcer in the navy, entering
that arm of the service in A . 16, and re
signing his position in ely, & laving
served four years and three months, all the
I time at the front. ezeest while bei trea4ted
for injuries frem May to October 861. and
one meth's leave of absece in the spring of
COL J. X. CRASE.
1865. He wai promoted for gallant conduct in
the action off Clarendon. Arkansas. in 1864.
After the war he returned to the University
of Iowa and pursued his studiea there until the
spring of 1870. when he enga-ed in the busi
ness of land surveying in northwetern Iowa
and Dakota. He became interested in agri
culture and sheep husbandry. He became
connected as editor in 1873 with the Siou City
Journal. He was one of the first to move in
the organization of the grange. He removed
to Nebraska in 1875 and became editor of the
Nebraskan. published at North Platte; became
editor of the Fremont Daily Tribune in 1878;
established the Sidney Plaindealer in that year
and edited both papers: in 1876 was alternate
elector on the Hares ticket. He succeeded
Maj. Ben: Perley Poore as clerk of print ng
records, which position he now holds. He was
first colonel of George A. Custer Command, U.
V. U., and was successively re-elected till pro
moted to the conmand of the department.
COL. JoHN 9. DotORERTY.
The seven commanils belonging to the de
partment marched in the order of the num
ere. W. 8. Hancock Command. No. 1, came
first, officered as follows:
John H. Dougherty. colonel: Robert Sims.
lieutenant colonel: S. A. Farbush. major; Ed
ward Morgan. adjutant; A. B. Frisbie. quarter
master: E. L. T Tompson. ensign; Batlis De
Long. chaplain: Walter C. Butler. officer of
the day: 0. W. Sherwood. officer of the guard.
The colonel. John H. Doughertv. was born
January 28. 145. in the city of New York. He
enhatca Augu-t 28, 1862. in the seventy-third
New York volunteers and participated 'in the
campsigns of the Army of the Potomac at
Fredericksburg and Chaneelloreville. He was
wounded at Gettysburg and afterward joined
his regiment at Petersburg. Va.. and was in
the closing engagements around that city. He
was appointed a messenger in the Forty-fourth
and Forty-fifth Congresses and appointed a Cap
itol policeman at the beginning of the Fifty
second Congress. and elected colonel of Han
cock Command June. 1843. after having served
as a delegate from that command to the gen
eral encampment of the U. V. U. held in this
city in ieptember, 189-4
cOL. L. D. BXPtrs.
John A. Logan Command, No. 2, has the fol
L. ). Bumpus, colonel: E. F. Thomas. lieu
tenant colonel; Frgd McDonough, major;
Frank C. Barker. surgeon; Green Clay Smith.
chaplain; J. C. Birchfleld, officer of the dey.
L D. Bumpus. colonel, was born at Titus
ville. Pa.. March 15, 1844. and was educated in
the district schools. He entered the army as
a private in company L fifty-seventh Pennsyl
vania volunteers. $eptember 2. 1861; appointed
sergeant November 16. 1861; commissioned
first lheutenant August 10. 1862. for meritorious
conduct tha battles of Charles City Crose Roads
and Malvern H ill; commissioned captain March
12. 1863, and lieutenant colonel in command of
the fifty-seventh Pennsylvania volunteers No
vember 5. 1864. This was before he reached
his majority. He continued in command until
January 19. 1865. when he was mustered out
by reason of consolidation of the fifty-seventh
and eighty-fourth Pecnnsylvania velunseers.
Hie was in the service over three years and
never absent from his regiment, and partic
ipated in all its thirty battles. He was a char-I
ter member of the first command of the U.V.U.
ever organized, viz.. Hancock Command. No.1,
and was twice elected its colonel, and lnter was
elected department commander, D)epartment
of the Potomac; was installed colonel of John
A. Logan Command January, 1896.
cOL. w. L. 3GKMa.
Sedgwick commnand, No. S. is offiered as fol
lows: Colonel. Win. Edgar Rogers; lieutenant
colonel, Frank T. Howe: major, Geo. J. P.
Wood; adlutant, B. F. Chase; quartermaster.
Chas. Garrett; chaplain. 8. F. Johnson- offeer
day. Peter Sweeney; offecr guard, "Sunset
The coloneL. Win. Edgar Rogers, who is new
serving his third term as colonel of Sedgewiek
Command, is a lawyer in this city. When the
war broke out Cot. Rogers, then a bey ot een~
enteen. was a student in the offee of a leading
firm of lawyers in New York city. Throwing
aside his books and studien. he enlisted as a
private on the first day in the first call far
troops In Apral. 1661, in ths National Zounees,
eomps ,tenth New York volunteers. which
shrl feward embarked for Fettrems Mon
roe. Comrade Roesdid faithfol serviee in
that locality, but inthe summaer et 1861 his
aseflniees and ohaness of lemdnwere
blecked by a dangereinwond The sees
dental diege ef a eomradestceshatemd
the left aram close In the seebet, and
far a timne his libe wa dote~t. al
resewerng meath ofter, et in a
with hIs regiment and seved matti heonis
ot Norfolk. when, his est
abuth, he was ueum m .blirLs
esivise In the and detailed as ehist clos
ot C ae General slBe new the ask
his Du et NopnV. hris h e
N..g"" e.....teS~d .. R
New let oky whomn he sg~p se
farf siei n oe, ~gi
elemn ese as~ einessesms
sl. raNK 3. wLCT.
R.0. Shaw Command, N, 4. is oaeed a
Col. Frank . Welch, Lieut. Col. Virgian
Kotes. Maj. Richard Henderson. uritece
John S. Tunia. Quartermaster lef. H. Beaton.
Chaplain Owens Dawson. 0. D. Jams Peak.
0. 0. Daniel Stewart. Quartermaster tevgt
Alet. Freeman. I. . Wis. Colbert. Color
Bearer James Adamsa. D. Maj. Alex Oglesby.
The colonel. Frank K. Welch. was born ir
Philadelohia. and at an early age removed to
Connecticut. He enlisted as private in the
7fy-fourth regiment. Massachusetts vols.
teers (colored). May 1. 1%3: was promoted
sergeant. orderly sergeant. second lieutenant
and first lieutenant. Was wounded in the as
sault on Fort Wagner. S. C.. Ju!y 18. 1-63. and
was mustered out with his regiment as firsl
lieutenant August:o0. 1465. He was afterward
commissioned lientenatA in the fourteenth
regiment. U. . 4'. artillery <heav-y. Col.
Welch is employed in the record and pension
office, War Department.
CoT. T8o". A. EOPKta.
Geo. A. Custer Command, No. 5, is officered
Thos. S. Hopkins. colonel: R. A. McCormick,
lieutenant cotonel: John W. Longley. major
Joseph E. Cliff, rd. chaplain: 1. W. Iose.
surgeon; Geo. Wheeler. quartermaster: C. E.
Madden. adjutant; C. P. Platt. ofiicer of the
day: D. D. Marsh. officer of the guard.
The colonel. Thos. S. Hopkins. was born in
Mount Vernon. Maine. A;pril 22. 1445. Enliated
in sixteenth Maine volunteers %hen seventeen
Years of age. Was wounded at Fredericksburg.
Was admitted to the District bar in 1is6 and
has practiced law here ever %ine. In 100 was
unanimously -l-cted departnent commander
of the Union Veterans' Union, lDepartment of
COJ. . I TNOXorWo.
The offleers of Abe Lincoln Command. No.
6. are as follows: J. L Thompson. colonel; R.
T. Caton. lieutenant colonel; Joseph Goldney.
major: H. T. Caton. chaplain: Dr. . S, Bond.
surgeon: Gran* ille Fernald. 0. of D.; Harvey
E. Bowles. 0. of G.: John White. quartermas
ter: Jas. H. llendrix. adjutant; Noah Tryon,
quartermaster sergeant; S. D. Howell*, ser
The colonel. J. L Thompson. though born in
Pennsvlvania. is a western man. having bees
bronght up and educated in Iowa. At the
breaking out of the war he left college to join
the first cavalry regiment raised in the state.
enlisting July 27. 1861. and served with his
regiment in the field until mustered out Sep
tember 9. 1814. Coming to Washington he re
enlisted in company G. fourth regiment. Han
cock's Veteran Corps.and was fnally discharged
at Gen. Ord's headquarters. Detroit. Mich..
March 24. 1866, having served four years and
While in company E. first Iowa cavalry. he
was in all the raids and skirmishes in which
his regiment participated in Missouri; was
with Gen. Heron's command at Prairie Grove
and on the expeditions of Gens. Davidson and
Steels to Little Bock and Camden. Ark. He
has been editor. newspaper correspondent and
teacher since the war, being now in the em
ploy of the government,
coL. RnwaT *. 5?T3RT.
The offeers of John R. Kenley Command,
No.?7, which is located in Baltimore, are as foli
lows: Robert 3. Street, colonel; H. C. Wild,
lieutenant colonel: Henry Ewalt, ajobr; C. H.
Waits, surgeon; John F. Wild, adjutant; Rehert
Clark, guartermaster: N. B. Slawsem.e c -plin
C. England, sergeant smajor; H. T. Waleoht'
quartermaster sergeant; A. A. Alard, eser er
theday FrnkNoland. offeer of the guard;
Henry Ford, color bearer; T. H. Wheeler, 0.
U.;John Kern.lI. G.
The colonel, Robert 3. Steet, was among
the first to respond to 4country's call, and
enlisted at lb. beginning of the war In the
firs: Maryland cavalry, and soon thercatter was
made first liefitenant of his eompauy. remain
ing with them until the reergan=s--i-- et that
regiment, when he volatmered as pirate in
comny ,~ seventh Maryland Infantry. He
wa neebrigade that foromed the fast hattie
line at Antistam; al. artiipte in ths bat
Uis of Gettysbur and the Wilderness, where
he was wouned a. ftsrward joined his
regisment and was in the smgagemente at P's
tersberg and Weldem Read. where hewas sben.
Kand eat to Ibby,,Bois hIs and
prsm.respectively, and eu.m sgd
March 4, 1861. He was dinsehegsd kem ese
*iee as essgsant June 18, 166g.
Thne Ums.. Velsn gagle.
The see appeeranee of the Union Tetemum
Iqien mussed censiderasiemot AM er
thema were -sli-r tried .ad trus who bad
es- ash.ve seies at the bent. The egml
cation is --mp""' of eses, es~Idlrs, callegg
ad arines of the Unien army, aew and eme
rine 55rpm daring the war et the rebenan who
w6imteamed prier t 1, ge atsm e
three yean and wee i.bge
Qhr any caese aar a s.,ervie aQit se
se ye s ar se at any on s
me of dety. Es bafted pasues er e
orm w m hsate asmy s ome
h e et~~nc the sslat ca
he~l the e tes neeen a.
Asesd a he teseuhesando busan..m--- at
mela, eLmamaats..s. gg~
h-~ semeI mlee In eker Imet smsiet
Smer eina.m h ressE bse ba.
In et ml ds a Se gsmq o
Emasn . =sa an km
co. Stita rri.
Btier Fitch. colonel of Foncampamet %a.
Unses Veteran l.Vation. was horn in Ielanase
outy. N V. lie sa &wended from theo gh
America. stock. who were weIl tepreshcaed hi
the eotilnental armty and a tht educeand
and polit-cai interests of tonecticut. When
it became evident that war was meant in In@&,
CO. Fich was e-'-1 irom to assst as argon
aging Malitia org.uantra-tions that had te"ec
their services to the go -erunat. I ecostalug
restive because of aarettrity. lie. in Reptembt
of that year. recruated antd ortganired O6e eighth
indepenint Nw lork batery in has iatara
county. In octot-er time hatterv was orde-red
to Washington. and -as finaiy aeso:ned to the
fourth corre. and %ith it took an actare part as
the eatusula camipatan ia 14t Fioema that
tame the hattery was kept 41 outpost duty
and in ankng r.a la th.rough1m Vtreasna and
Northl Caroina. .a'- ii.. much arduouas and daa
gerous duty up to the time- of 1.hs re-tireanet.
at the cad of three yeara s-r% ce. to accept
the appointmenat of patmnnt..r ~ia the reultar
army. from whieb service he was mastered ou
an Aaagust. lS.;'s. Col. I'teh was one 4f the
oriinal C. A. IL in.,m of time aat.e of New
X.rk. and held many posation in th, ordler. In
January. P02. he sa% eerted to the cstumand
of Fncamptnent No. CA. Union Vetran L-roaa.
and at the end of has term was re-elected fer
Adjt. (as. F. Troutman of Encampment
No. 0. Union Vetsrau Legion. was born in
Philadelphia. Pa.. fifty years ago the I7th of
Jauary last. lie graduated at the Pennsyl
Tanta n tate College an Iecemelr. last. and
shortiv afterm ar. ente-red the twelfth New
Jersy rinfantry and serreJ su a licatemant.
U ith hi reia.n-nt h- atrre-l in the secend
ne'-mr cornas. Army of ti-e Potanmac. under the
leadership of that aturomtpara'le- soldmer. Has
cock,. the "aiperb." At prea-nt Adjt. Tvoqt
uau is en-leav iaE to merve ha comtry is the
waore qaiet and les Ldangrou occupation of
c!erk t the reerd and penmiun dir.,..t of the
War Departnwmnt. in a idtion to being ad
t tant of Encampmnent No. 64. Union Veteran
gion. he as .mtcretary of the Second Army
torta Association and sergeant major of J4e1
A. Rawlang Post, No. 1. t.. A. It.
(o,. JAES I. VrITTI.
Then came Encamptnent No. 2M. orgaaise
in March. 1892. Col. Jaw-a IL Fritte command
ing:11Fetcher White, batenant colonel; ityriam
W. B ; a v, m..jor; 0. I1. Thatchr adjuta t
Ira ttrashears. chaplin; Joe W. phiveis, aiea
geou; Michael Kigg'na. otlicer of the da:y. and
stephen C. brown. quartermaster.
cuL Jante K. Fratts was born and raised in
Indiana and while a school teacher at tireen
castle. Indiana. enhted at the vrt beginag
of the war and served with dmstanetaon in the
Fourteenth Indiana infantry antd dascbarged
for wounds received in tatt!e.
He has been a state senator of Iadiana and a
member of the G. A. T for twentrive yeasu
and is now colonel Of the UnSto VeteraM lA
gion of this city.
He was a supervising examiner of the pem
sien oele during Mr. Cleveland's admmisera
ties and has been a life-lmag democrat and as
outspoken advocate that "th pensiee 1E
should be a roll of honor."
m14. PUHIUP XET~ofU.
The third encampment was N.. 111, Oat
Philip Metager comtmanding; Oliver shaw,
teutenent colonel; Charles E. Keohk majers
Uphon B. Lowdermsik. adjuteet; Eleear t.
Rapler, chaplain: Pehanens K. Clemsus, su
ges; Albert R. Haribut. quartemsr, and
Jasper E. Sieow. ollicer ot the day.
CeL. Philip Meager is the aastaa ebhaf
of the army ad navy survivors' divisiee in the
brea of peasas. where be has been em
played for the inn Ifteen years. Ke enlisted
aNeYrkApril 17. 10g3, and served in ecom
pany (C. tenth New York volunteer infantry,
ad In battery L. fourth United Sas artil
hr.At thme cloe of the war he teak Gre.
advs ite and wet he UMsser whsere he
was m---hed with vae es e-.n--- insl
tutios as -ashrm eul bis semeest to this
gnSinuattng Pt.ents er tem
There vecomamy peimaset-an-mbetwee
feteda and tha hast tmme-.u-se geua eat
et~ theat theathetwe prislpmlpee.engmwee
the m in eh Mr. Gseled we=-me-d'*
in iM by Mr. MEarna, and in to Mr. Ear
rise is -----d-' by Mr. Geseman, se
th pde of .mak at th ima asmtse in
eaesed on the preseet oee..oa ees
inth mma.a dselh.i Mr. Geedammd -a
#e heat In 1ngs. Mr. Earnisen wa hebs
Giteadah. En 10ss the twoeweuti tediben th
Cap~el r oehad's emvliee. themuIss
eas in Saday's esemses f m dae
by Mr. Marrison. At the amat la h
tsm dulve te the (te-l r ene
the ~ln es euss wath Mr. Emoen~a
his espaasile obeth6e b sevseret
en st m he 4 Whit Kesse, ead
Mr. Keggisem had 40 past et hemerhies dre
teehn~msma hfEta tMr. 43Ose
eam e ta he Qe UW~ Esus.T
te UUetas 6M G e m ~
he Debad aae dsas esli toea
- be heem sda
enene,_ _ss een a seM t
A8QC ~ e tQ