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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 new Presidlent. 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 seem. 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 citement. 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 House. 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. INAUGURAL WEATHER. 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 ton. 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: Favorable. Unfavorable. 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. Harrison........... Cloudy. James K. Polk...... Cold rain. Taylor ............. Clear. Perce ............. Snow. Buchanan.......... Clear. Lincoln. lst term... Clear. Lincoln. 2d term.... Cloudy. Grant, 1st term..... Clear. Grant, 2d term ..... Bitter cold. Hayes.............. Cloudy. Garneld .......... Cold rain. Cleveland ........... Clear. Harrion ..--..... *- ___ Cold rain. Total.........15 8 ROPING THE AVENUE. 1fowr the Work of Clearing the Street Was Aeeompished. 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 vehicles. 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 esa. 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 goAl 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 wAsSserOw cLUn. 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 time. Up to 1880 it was the only central demo cratic organization in the District of Columbia. other subsequent associations being formed as auxiliaries. 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 ginning: 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 Philadelphia democrats. 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 seWr-esesstig mhee.mn-aierft 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 gaged. o IX 1[1 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 appearance. 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 Chase, journalist. 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, 1892. 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 order. -Ai 0E1. SMITE. 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 Veterans' Legion. 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 na 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 lowing officers: 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 Walters. 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 oedte ne essemed G 7 N sl. raNK 3. wLCT. R.0. Shaw Command, N, 4. is oaeed a follows: 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 as follows: 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 the Potomac. I 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 geant major. 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 five months. 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 another year. AIJi. Taml'TUaa. 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 ee ahgea A8QC ~ e tQ