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THE EVENING STAR
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THE PATRIOT DEAD
Their Graves Strewn With Flowers
by Surviving Comrades.
ORATIONS AND POEMS EXALT THEM
Interesting Exercises at Arlington
and Other Cemeteries.
AN IMPOSING PARADE
There could be no fairer day than this
memorial holiday has been. The sun rose
In a clear sky, and but for a cool and per
sistent breeze from the south, would have
made It a most uncomfortably hot occasion
for the dense crowds of people who throng
ed the streets to witness the parade and
make their way to Arlington and the va
rious cemeteries where the day was ob
served by fitting exercises in memory of
the soldier dead. It was a June day set
forward somewhat in the calendar to com
pensate for the chilling May that has been
experienced. The city was beautiful In the
luxuriance of midsummer foliage and
bloom, the parks with their velvety lawns
and gleaming display of flowers.
The Stutucs Decoruted.
The statues In all parts of the city were
draped with flags and decorated with
wreaths and flowers?a work which was be
gun early yesterday by the various com
mittees of patriotic women and veterans,
who, as soon as the procession escorting
the remains of Secretary Gresham to the
railway station had passed out of sight, set
about their labor of loyalty and affection
for the great host of brave men who fell in
war. Hundreds of flags were used for this
purpose, many being loaned by the War
Department. Tons upon tons ^f flowers
were collected from the various florists, the
government gardens, and by thousands of
school children for the work* of decorating
the statues throughout- the city and the
graves In the various cemeteries, and
through the perfect organization of all de
tails In the hands of the G. A. R. memorial
committee every feature of the undertaking
was successfully carried out.
Transport in it the Crowd*.
There was no difficulty in carrying the
vast gathering of people to the various
cemeteries. The street railway companies
had out an extra number of cars, and the
best possible discipline was observed in the
operation of all the lines. Thus the densely
packed cars moved rapidly on to their des
tination, and long before the main proces
sion going to Arlington had reached the
Aqueduct bridge the greater part of the
people who were bound for the cemeteries
at Arlington and in the suburbs of Wash
ington were set down at the termini in
good order. As is usually the cuse, there
w?re many who treated tne day as more
a holiday for diversion than sober remem
brance of the dead, and there were num
berless pretty little excursions by boat
downstream on the Potomac, and by
suburban railways into ihe woods and
hills, where the ilowers vie with each other
In beauty, and the birds fill treetops and
thickets with their melody. The summer
girl was out, of course, diaphanous as to
costume and blooming and fresh as to ~om
plexion. Her twinkling little russet shoes
started out briskly when the (Jay was
young and tender, but at nightfall they
came home hot, swollen and disgusted with
these patriotic displays, that involve so
? S,V? ng and waitI"S. and stalking
and trotting. ?
Some of the Pilgrim*.
The little boy .with his flag and the little
Cirl in wfcite with her nosegay?they, too,
made a day of It, and from all accounts
had a good time. The mother with a child
In arms and the young father with his
beautiful first born in a'brand-new baby
carriage were numerous and everywhere.
The old veteran whose game leg kept him
out of the parade stood on every street
corner, and many a battle was fought over
again- under some sheltering awnine or
favoring elm. The large, patriotic mother
In Israel, active notwithstanding obesity,
red of face, bonnet awry and elbows not
infrequently akimbo?God bless her, she
was all over the town. She just reveled in
dead men in blue, and but for her inces
sant, indomitable and unspeakable deter
mination to wring the last drop of glory
?"t?f the STcat big day as ,t pasged there
anywa*011 1 have been much of a time
the parade.
An Imposing Line of Resrnlar Troops
and In I on Veterans.
The procession which opened the cere
monies of the day was a most imposing af
fair. A feature which distinguished it from
moet of Its predecessors was the larger par
ticipation of troops of the regular army
Under orders from Gen. Schofleld, all the
regulars in this vicinity, including the cav
alry at Fort Myer and the artillery at the
W ashington barracks, took part in the pa
rade. and made a most creditable display.
The escorting column was formed of two
divisions, the first consisting of regular
and.f.h? seconcl of Grand Army posts,
Including their armed auxiliaries, the Old
Guard and the Logan Camp Guard of the
yet?ra"s- The regulars, who held
the rigru of the line, assembled at 9:30
o clock on Pennsylvania avenue, with the
??the coIumn on Gth street. The
Urand Army contingent formed in double
ranked line at 0:45 on the south side of
Pennsylvania avenue, the right resting on
14th street This line was formed by Com
I>oolittle, chief of staff, as
sisted by Comrade Michael Mahany, officer
or tha day.
The Line Formed.
The formation was made promptly and in
good order, and at 10 o'clock, everything
being in readiness, the column started
westward on its way to Arlington. In or
der to avoid the usual congestion of ve
hicles on 15th street between the avenue
and New York avenue, the line took a
route through the street between the Treas
ury Department and the White House. It
was a commendable departure from the
usual practice of parades in this city, and
will undoubtedly be followed in the future
unless arrangements are made for an en
tire stoppage of the cable ears.
Col p.S. Gordon, sixth cavalry, com
manded -the escort, with First Lieut. E. F.
U illcox, 1 S. A., chief of staff; First Lieut.
Thomas Cruse, U. 3. A.: First Lieut. A. S
(.uramlns, U. S. A., and Capt. D. L JI
Peixotto, D. C. N. G., aids-de-camp.
A detachment of mounted police, under
K,Slant G* A" Hes?. heaued the line, after
which came the commanding officer and
his staff. Four batteries of the fourth ar
tillery, stationed at Washington barracks
held the right of the line. Thev were com
manded by .Major J. R. Rawles, fourth
artillery, with First Lieutenant Watson S.
Alexander, U.S.A., as battalion adjutant,
and were healed by the bend of the fourth
artillery, Annibale Uuglior.e, leader. They
were in full dress uniform of blue, with
re. . trimmlngH, and wore black helmets,
with brass ornaments. This portion of the
line was composed as follows:
liaitery A. fourth artillery?Capt. Walter
Howe, First Lieut. W. P. Stone, Second
Lieut. 1). M. King.
Battery G. fourth artillery?Capt. William
Lnnis, 1- irst Lieut. H. R. Anderson, First
Lieut. C. P. Townsiev.
Battery I. fourth artlllery-Capt. Constan
tine Chase, Second Lieut. H. H. Whitney,
Second Lieut. G. G. Heiner.
The Regular Cavalry.
Probably the most interesting feature
of the line, however, was the cavalry from
Fort Myer. With the exception of yester
day's participation in the Gresham obse
quies it was their first public ?appearance
in the city of Washington on parade. The
horses showed their unfamiliarity with the
eity noises and became frightened at tho
clanging car bells, and but for the skill
ful management of. their riders would have
become unmanageable. They were all fine
animals, about equally divided between
blacks and bays, with about six gray
horses in their midst. The band of the
sixth cavalry, which headed this con
tingent, is a decided novelty in this vicin
ity. It rendered excellent music on the
march and made a decidedly favorable im
pression.
Major T. C. Lebo, U.S.A., was In com
mand of the detachment of the sixth cav
alry, which was made up as follows: Troop
A, sixth cavalry?Captain H. M. Kendall
First Lieut. J. M. Stotsenburg. Troop H,
sixth cavalry?Captain L. A. >Craig, First
Lieut. J. H. Harman. Troop E, sixth cav
alry?Captain B. H. Chever, Second Lieut.
B. B. Hyer. Second Lieut. W. C. Short
was the cavalry squadron adjutant. The
troops were in full dress uniform of blue,
with yellow trimmings, and wore white
helmets.
Following the regulars camo the full
Marine Band, Prof. Fanciulli, leader, sea
sonably attired in blue coats, white duck
trousers and white helmets. They headed
the Old Guard, Capt. James M. Edgar,
commanding; Logan Camp Guard, S. V.;
Capital City Guard, Capt. Abram Ackwith
comir anding, following which came Com
mander Marion T. Anderson, Department
of the Potofriac, with department officers
and official staff, the aids-de-camp to the
commander, past department commanders
and the orators, poet and other partici
pants in the ceremonies at the cemetery.
The Veterans of the Late War.
The second division of the line was com
posed entirely of veterans of the late war.
John A. Rawlins Post, No. 1, John M.
Keogh, commander, had the right of this
division, and was preceded by the Mt.
Pleasant Drum Corps. Next came Kit Car
son Post, No. 2, George E. Davis, com
mander, and Lincoln Post, No. 3, Benjamin
F. Chase, commander.
Union League Drum Corps ^colored) came
next, at the head of O. P. Morton Post, No.
4, George H. Boston, commander, which
was followed by Canton Potomac Drum
Corps, leading George G. Meade Post, No.
5, Jacob H. Dewees, commander, and John
F. Reynolds Post, No. 0, Edmund Ootterill,
commander. The Victor Drum Corps fol
lowed, leading James* A. Gartield Post, No.
7, F. H. Smith, commander; Burnside, No.
8, Charles T. Yoder, commander, and
Charles Sumner Post, No. 9, J. P. Quander,
commander.
The last musical organisation In the line
was the popular Henderson Drum Corps,
which furnished music for the following
named posts, which brought up the end of
the marching line: Charles P. Stone, No.
11, J. W. Bradbury, commander; U. S.
Grant, No. 12, William H. Decker, com
mander; Phil. Sheridan. No. 14, J. F. Raub,
commander; Potomac, No. 18, R. H. Mor
gan, commander; Lafayette, No. 20, Lor
enzo D. Bumpus, commander.
Four large omnibuses filled with little
girls dressed in white with red sashes, and
singing patriotic airs as they moved slowly
along, formed a fitting closing feature of
the column.
The entire procession marched in excel
lent order to the Aqueduct bridge, where
the artillery troops and others in the line
who did not take part in the ceremonies
at Arlington were dismissed.
BENEATH THE OAKS.
Impressive Ceremonies Held at Sol
diers* Home Today.
Beneath the spreading oaks of the ceme
tery of the Soldiers' Home a large throng
of people gathered this morning to witness
the exercises of Memorial day, which were
held under the auspices of the Grand Army.
The central point of interest was the
speakers! stand, a permanent structure
open on all sides, with a roof supported by
massive columns. Today the simple beauty
of this structure was accentuated by the
folds of the national colors. The expanse
of lawn shaded by large forest trees in
front of the stand has a gentle slope, and
here were arranged seats for the audience.
The spectators began to gather at ?n early
hour, and found places either on the seats
provided, or else on the grass beneath the
trees. It was evident that they enjoyed the
quiet beauty of the scene, and as the light
breeze tempered the rather sultry heat of
the day, it is safe to say that few au
diences enjoyed more comfortable or at
tractive surroundings. It was not an as
semblage of veterans, although the blue
coats and the slouch hats of the Grand
Army uniform were noticeable features.
There were a great many civilians, both
men and women, and also a number of
children.
Qrgranlxatlons Present.
There were several organizations of old
soldiers present. Among these were Henry
Wilson Post, No. 17, G. A. R., Jacob Moore,
commander; Gen. John M. Schofield Gar
rison, Regular Army and Navy Union, G.
W. Giddens, commander; Lafayette Corps,
No. 10, Woman's Relief Corps, Mrs. Sallie
Miller, president; John C. Fremont Camp,
Sons of Veterans (detachment), Sam'l H.
Jacobson, commander; John A. Logan
Camp, Sons of Veterans (detachment), A.
W. Root, commander.
The regular Army and Navy Union was
accompanied by the Knights of St. John
Drum Corps. The committee on reception
extended a welcome to those who were en
titled to seats on the platform, and among
the more prominent visitors was* Mrs. John
A. Logan. Mrs. Annie Hooks, who was
known in the war as Annie Etheridge of
the fifth Michigan, was also on the plat
form. The general direction of the serv
ices were in charge of John H. Howlett, the
senior vice commander of the Department
of the Potomac, who wa* the presiding of
ficer. At half-past 10, the hour fixed for
beginning the services, everything was in
readiness, but the platoon from the third
artillery, First Lieut. W. E. Burkheimer
commanding, which was expected to open
the proceedings with a salute of minute
guns in honor of the dead, had not arrived,
and so Commander Howlett announced
that the interval would be spent in deco
rating the graves. Finally the artillery
wheeled into the grounds, and, taking a
position on the fringe of the crowd, fired
the salute with deafening effect, and as
the wind blew the heavy clouds of smoke
to the east the audience was soon envelop
ed in a decidedly martial atmosphere.
The Exercises.
A selection was rendered by the Soldiers'
Home Band, and then Commander How
lett, with a few appropriate words, called
the assemblage to order. Standing as he
did within view of the granite walls of the
Logan tomb, his reference was especially
appropriate to the order Issued by Gen.
Logan establishing the beautiful ceremony
v\hich has be2n annually repeated for the
past twenty-seven years. Under the di
rection of Prof. Joseph H. Hunter, the
Mozart Club rendered in effective style a
musical selection, and then prayer was
offered by Rev. W. H. Gotwald, a comrade
of the Grand Army. With band accom
paniment. The Mozart Club then sang "Hon
ored Each Shrine." The poet of Hie oc
casion, Dr. Thomas Calver, was then in
troduced, and read with dramatic force
and deep earnestness the poem which wiil
be found elsewhere in today's paper.
Miss Lillian Halley sang in her clear
soprano voice a song which was composed
for the occasion by Dr. Calver, and en
titled "The Rest of the Brave." The ora
tor of the occasion. Rev. Dr. Garrigan,
vice rector of Catholic University, was in
troduced, and delivered the address in an
impressive manner. The address is printed
elsewhere.
Another selection was rendered by the
Soldiers' Home Band, and then Mr. James
J. Nolan sang the baritone solo, "The Min
strel Boy." In the absence of Mrs. Mary
T. Haywood, who was to have recited
"The Soldier Sleeps." her brother, D. C.
Haywood, took her place, and spoke the
lines with spirit and expression. "To Thee,
Oh, Country," was sung by the Mozart
Club and then a solo, "Battle of Murfrees
boro\" was sung by Prof. J. H. Hunter.
After a selection by the Soldiers Home
Band and the benediction by Rev. Gastav
Faclus, the audience rose and sang, ac
companied by the band, the hymn "Amer
ica."
Gen. Lognn's Tomb.
An interesting feature of the decoration
of the graves at this cemetery, which
were indicated as in other cemeteries by
tiny American flags, a3 well as decorated
with floral tributes, was found in the evi
dences of love and affection in which the
memory of Gen. John A. Logan is held.
The approach :o the mauseoleum which
contains his sarcophagus was marked by
lines of flags, while the walls of the in
terior were hung with the tributes sent in
former years, and which were formed of
immortelles. Upon the sarcophagus were
placed floral tributes received from Henry
Wilson Post, No. 17; the Logan, "103, of
Springfield, 111.; Major and Mrs. Tucker.
Mrs. Logan, Loyal Legion of Women, Miss
Brady and others. All these offerings of
affection were arranged by Mrs. Electra E.
Sr.:lth and Mrs. Caroline Nye. The eld vet
erans filed in past the tomb of their old
commander, and placed roses on the sar
cophagus.
AT CONGRESSIONAL CEMETERY.
Sunday School Children Form a Con
rplcuon* Feature In the Tlirongr.
By far the greatest throng which ever
visited Congressional cemetery upon Dec
oration day w? seen there today, when
the exercises were conducted by Farragut
Post, G. A. R.,-N?. 10, i he presiding officer
being Junior Vice Commander William W.
Chambers, Department of the Potomac.
Congressman-elect W. C. Arnold of Penn
sylvania was to have delivered the oration,
but he failed to reach the city, and is sup
posed to have missed his train or have been
detained by important legal business. Com
rade S. R. Strattan was unexpectedly called
upon to take his place, and Mr. Strattan
delivered a most eloquent address.
The parade was formed in front of Far
ragut Post Hall, Pennsylvania avenue be
tween 3d and 4th streets southeast, at 11
o'clock this morning, and, preceded by
field music from the marine barraeks,
marched to the cemetery, the streets along
the route being lined by thousands of peo
ple. A beautiful feature of the procession
was the hundreds of little children, who
bravely endured the terrible heat.
They were from the Sunday schools of
the Eleventh Street Free Methodist Church,
the Twelfth Street M. E. Church, the Met
ropolitan Baptist Church, Trinity M. E.
Church, the Church of the Reformation,
St. James' Espicopal Church, Waugh M.
E. Church, Metropolitan Presbyterian
Church, Metropolitan Mission Baptist
Church and the Eastern Presbyterian
Church. Each little one carried a flag, and
all were under the charge of their teach
ers. The Uniformed Junior Order of
Rechabites, William B. Cushing Camp of
Sons of Veterans, ind members of Farra
gut Post were also in line. In carriages
rode the speakers, clergy and Mrs. M. D.
Lincoln, who wrjte the poem of the lay.
The cemetery was reached shortly before
noon, and upon a large platform erected in
the eastern portion of the ground the ex
ercises were held.
Mr. Chamber*' Introduction.
After a salute of minute guns in honor of
the dead, fired by gun crews from the navy
yard, assembly was sounded, and then, in
the presence of a throng of about 4,000 or
5,000 people. Junior Vice Commander Cham
bers called the assemblage to order. In do
ing so Comrade Chambers spoke briefly,
Faying: "The beautiful blossoms gathered
by the tender hands of loving and sympa
thetic hearts will soon fade and decay,
their delicious odors will depart, but the
memory of the heroic deeds of those to
whom we offer this tribute of love and re
spect will never perish. In generations to
come, wheresoever among men shall be
found loyal and patriotic hearts beating to
the transports of liberty and union, there,
in harmonious unison, will also be found
a deep and lasting reverence for the mem
ory of those who fought and died for their
country. Today throughout our broad land,
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, under the
auspices of the Grand Army of the Re
public, these commemorative services are
being performed. The duty we perform is
of impressive significance.
"We meet not only to decorate the graves
of our fallen comrades, but also to deepen
our reverence for their worth and to en
rich and ennoble our lives by iccalllng pub
lic and private deeds of heroism that are
immortal, and to encourage by our solemn
service a more zealous and stalwart pat
riotism. Our noble order does not assume
to have been constituted the special guar
dian of nor to exclusively possess the
great loyal sentiment of our country; the
great masses of those who fought for and
who fought against the Union, as well as
those who did not fight at all, are loyal
and law abiding. Our republican form of
government is nearly the acme of human
perfection, as compared with the govern
ments of all other nations."
Mr. Strattan'* Addrc**.
The Rev. Jos. D. Wilson then Invoked the
Divine blessing, after which the Farragut
Post Octet sang the "Consolation ode."
Comrade S. R. Strattan followed, address
ing the assemblage as the orator of the
day. Some of Mr. Strattan's remarks
created a decided sensation. No one, he
said, more deeply regretted the unavoid
able absence of Congressman-elect Arnold,
whom he knew as a friend and as a bril
liant orator. Mr. Strattan also spoke very
sarcastically of the Secretary of War, who
had revoked permission for the use of the
Fourth Artillery Band to take part in the
exercises, having, as Mr. Strattan said,
suddenly made the unfortunate discovery
that the horses attached to the cavalcade
of artillery and cannoniers, which was to
appear in the parade today to Arlington,
had become so accustomed to the music of
that band that they utterly refused to
march at all unless accompanied by their
band. "The Secretary," said Mr. Strattan,
"out of consideration for the feelings of
the noble wards of the nation, utterly re
fused to temporarily divorce the band from
these horse marines for the short march
from G. A. R. Hall to Washington Circle.
Notwithstanding the parade had the Ma
rine Band, the Sixth CavMry Band and
drum corps ad libitum, and, in addition, we
agreed to furnish a horse fiddle Instead."
"Evertyhing considered," said Mr. Strat
tan, "we are of the opinion that there is
not* half as much Impropriety In allowing
this band to parade with us today as there
was in the last Congress voting the use of
United States cannon to fire salutes in
honor of the gigantic celebration of the
Confederate monument, which is to be
dedicated at Chicago today. The officers of
this artillery could have afforded to make
a little personal sacrifice for the honor of
the brave boys who sleep beneath the sod
of this city of the dead."
In conclusion, Mr. Strattan said: And
after all perhaps these heroes, who so
quietly sleep in this cemetery today, and
whose graves you have covered with beau
tiful flowers in commemoration of their
noble deeds ar.d heroic sacrifices; are better
off (so far at least as peace of mind is con
cerned) than if they were here today en
gaged, with their survivors, in a mighty
struggle to keep the treacherous wolves,
venomous slanderers, malefactors, blas
phemers and calumniators, from tearing
down and destroying the monuments of
iove and devotion which have been erected
in the hearts of a loyal, grateful and pa
triotic people, to its heroes of the late war
of the rebellion, by and through a system
of unjust discrimination, false accusation
and a deep and damnable design to tarnish
their honor and cheapen the value of tTieir
services."
"We Deck Their Graves Alike Today"
was then sung by the Farragut Octet,
and then a poem, written by Mrs. M. D.
Lincoln, was read by Mrs. S. R. Strattan.
Upon the conclusion of the reading cf
the poem, which wt?s enthusiastically re
(Continued on Second Page.)
ST. MARK'S CHURCH
The Difficulty Considered by the
Diocesan Convention.
COMMITTEE SUSTAINS TEE RECTOR
Other Business Transacted at the
Session This Morning.
STANDING COMMITTEE
After the rather lively session of the
diocesan convention last evening, when the
division of the diocese was finally decided
upon, there was an appreciable let-up in
the interest, and the Church of the Epiph
any was notj^rpwded this morning. Neither
was it particularly chilly within the edifice.
The sessions of today were inaugurated
by the reading of the morning prayer by
Rev. Charles A. Hensel and Rev. Mr. Mum
ford.
At the conclusion of the religious exer
cises Bishcp Paret called the convention
to order for business. The minutes of yes
terday were read by the secretary, Rev.
Peregrine Wroth of Baltimore, and the
roll was completed by the reading of the
names of the delegates who did not re
spond as present yesterday. Unfinished
business from yesterday was then called
for. and Rev. George C- .Stokes of Balti
more, as secretary, rea(f,rthe neport of the
standing committee. The committee has
held seven meetings during, the year and
has recommended for ordination as priests
six candidates, three to the order of dea
cons and nine to holy order*.
The ropoLt of the treasurer e*as submit
ted to the cominittee on accounts without
being read.
The report of the col"nmitt%e on ways and
means was read by Mr. Packard of Balti
more, who also presented a brief report
from the committee qn records ?of the
diocese. ^
Communications ffc-pra the president being
in order, the bishop read the names of a
committee to set the boundaries of St.
Matthew's parish, and one or two other
notices of minor import.
Annoancementi by. the Bishop.
The bishop then announced the follow
ing as members of the ecclesiastical court:
Rev. Geo. A. Leakin, Rev. Geo. K. War
ner, Rev. Osborne Ingle, ptev. Frederick
Gibson, Rev. W. C. Butler, Rev. T. J.
Packard and Rev. Thosl Atkinson.
The bishop also called the attention of
the convention to the /act that the pro
posed division of the didcese would create
some little complication?, as there are sev
eral parishes which are on both sides of
the boundary line which separates the two
dioceses. He suggested that, as he would,
in all probability, giy<? 4iis consent to the
division, it would be a* to appoint a
special committee tq/deatajgith the prob
lems which would However,
nothing further wae- done W*h the matter
at this stage of the proceedings.
Rev. Dr. J. H. Eccleston -read the report
of the committee on library. The report of
the treasurer of the committee on religious
instruction was referred to!: the committee
on accounts without being read. A number
of other reports were also ripCeived, and or
dered to be printed.
Mr. Packard read the rei&rt of the board
of trustees of church charities, which was
a detailed account of wh$t" had been ac
complished with the funlle intrusted to
their care.
Rev. Mr. Mitchell read th^ report of the
committee on the state of t?e church,which
included the statistics for the year. The
report showed an increase of 965 in the
number of communicants, and a steady and
healthy growth along all other lines. From
both material and spiritual, (standpoints the
condition of the church is i^oet satisfactory
and encouraging, and notwithstanding the
"hard times" of the year there had been a
general increase in the matter of contribu
tions. A pleasant reference was made in
the report to the munificence of Mrs.
Hearst In providing for a girls' school to
be erected in connection with the proposed
Episcopal cathedral in this city.
A resolution was Introduced and adopted,
authorizing the bishop to appoint a com
mittee of five members whose duty it
shall be to provide for rearrangement of
the boundaries of such parishes as may lie
partly within the diocese of Maryland and
partly within the new diocese of Washing
ton.
The Election of a Itinhop.
Rev. Mr. Laird then offered a resolution
which provides for a change In the manner
of the election of a bishop. He asked for a
vote to commit to the vestries, to come up
next year. The resolution has already been
referred to at length in The Star and reads
as follows:
Resolved, That this convention approve
of the following alteration of article 5tli of
the constitution and that the same be
transmitted to the several vestries and
parishes and separate congregations.
Article 5. The election of a biohop of this
church shall be made In convention in the
following manner:
The order of the clergy and the order of
the laity, voting concurrently, shall ballot
for some fit and qualified clergyman of the
Protestant Episcopal Church in tthe United
?States for that office; and whenever any
person so voted for shall be found to have
received the suffrages of two-thirds of each
order he shall be declared to be duly
elected. *?
Criticised and Poxtpomed.
Bishop Paret suggested that "it is a bad
time to swap horses wlitn crossing a
stream." In other words, said the bishop,
they were right in the midst of a division
of the diocese and he did not think it
would be proper to hamper either of the
rew dioceses in the matter of choosing its
head.
Dr. Grammer criticised the amendment as
being drawn up in rather uncertain terms.
Whether it was uncertain or not, he
thought it a bad time to discuss such a
matter, and he'mov^cl that action on the
amendment be postponed until after the
completion of a dl>cislon.
On a rising vote Dr. Grammer's motion
was carried.
Rev. Richard Whittingham offered a reso
lution of instruction to those who should
be chosen as delegates to the general con
vention as to what position they should
take toward certain proposed amendments
to the constitution of the church.
Dr. Grammer moved to lay the resolution
on the table, and this was done.
Information nw to Sunday School Work
Rev. F. J. C. Moran moved the ap
I?ointment of a committee to gather ln
as t0 Sunday sehool work, and
to make suggestion as to methods for en
hancing the value of such work, the com
T l LrePOrt at the next convention,
?ine motion was carried
which wis ?arH^UKlntr?duced a motion,
t>i^Swi?h^hed f?P f,y?y
&U'af^#tP -Por?0^m,haeteth?en ??
-fl the & S? XTe^nnM:
DUnenaioua in St. Mark's.
r Sfndf ?{ the committee on elections
reference to the dissensions
which have recently arisen in 8t. Mark's
Church of this city, resulting in the sending
of two lay delegates to the convention, one
from each of the two vestries representing
divided" ns lnt0 wh'ch the church is
The report was in favor of seating Mr
Mark's ???Hnett ,*5 the delegate from St.'
that effeo" carrled wllh Jt a ^solution to
m^L?W:vA: Meloy moved, as a substitute
as the 'tiJi Mr. John H. Chew be accepted
as 'he. oe'egate from St- Mark's.
Int Lif f?r ,the election of the stand
th? hhlhJT ad arrive<3. however, and
lion ?/ ,? announced that the considera
until after ,rS"olutl?r mu8' be postponed
W b^^iste'" ?rder ?f U>e day
w^as^ow/:"16 COmmUtee on elections
comm??ee?onCeeronC^e8
?mmm
Jooonh D O e conclusion that Mr
seat as lay delegate in t'h?a"y entlt,ed to a
S-W>rec ^"AZtT? fr?m
* 'JSCS!
as a marked "ind* d^"?"1'"?* " re?Rr3ed
has beeiibeset. Wlth wh,ch ?
Standing Committee Elected.
?f ,hC B,andln? committee
We tlm! ,T UP and occuP'ed consldera
f =
thtrdi?aUed' rhe eflrect8 of the division of
ton wm aSaln f6lt When nomlna
Uons we.e made. The old standing com
KlH ,,Wa^ren?mlnated ln toto. Dr. M
Kim Dr. Elliott and the other members
constitutT^'"6* Wh? re8!de ln what is to
wUhrtl "eW d:OCese of Washington
withdrew on the ground that as the com
Maryland .'St* ??'*? 'Vhe old d!ocese
torVlec^n "eW ^"^houSd* stand
aSSSSSSSa?
tha election. "locese afaould vote ln
ssSflgssyuvs
flBPK
mSWi
K^?{hfhra
ston's motion was lost ' Jol?n
tellers of the committee on elections th*
^SSas-SSsSS
tfn at 8 o'clock, and a num^r oWe"e?"
ing addresses will be delivered. ,nierest
GOVERXOR MORTON OVERCOME.
The Heat Was Too Much for Him in
New York.
NEW YORK, May 30.?While Gov. Mor
ton W8S reviewing the parade of G. A. R.
men at the stand in Madison Square today
he was observed to turn pale, and he sat
down abruptly.
The rext Instant he lurched forward and
fell, with his head against a rough scant
ling of the reviewing stand.
Ashley W. Cole, his private secretary,
sprang forward and caught the governor's
head and raised it.
Ex-President Harrison was only a mo
ment behind Mr. Cole, and they, with the
assistance of Mayor Strong, lifted the gov
ernor from his chair and laid him upon
the floor of the reviewing stand. A young
lady came forward and offered a silver
brandy flask. Gen. Harrison poured some
of the liquor into a glass of water and
pressed it to the governor's lips. Gov.
Morton's face was very white. His eyes
closed wearily, but when a band came by
playing a stirring march they opened
quickly, and he struggled to get on his feet.
Gen. Harrison bent over him, and, put
ting his lips to the governor's ear, said:
"No, governor, you must lie still. You
have been overcome by the heat. We have
sent for a carriage, and we will take you
away."
The governor was lying behind a board
partition about three feet high.
"Tear away that partition," exclaimed
ex-President Harrison, and in a twinkling
three big policemen had torn the parti
tion down.
The governor smiled faintly and again
struggled to get upon his feet. He was
assisted this time by Mayor Strong, Mr.
Cole and a member of the governor's staff.
"I must review the parade," said the
governor.
"No, no," remonstrated Gen. Harrison.
"You are not flt; you must come with me."
"I will review the parade," insisted the
governor, and l^g stood straight as an tr
row and looked out toward the avenue. A
mighty cheer went up from 10,000 throats,
and the governor raised his hand to his
hat, which had been placed upon his head.
As he d-id so he swayed from side to side
and would have fallen again had not
strong arms supported him. Then he turn
ed to the mayor and asked him in a trem
ulous voice: "Will you review the parade,
Mr. Mayor?"
"Yes, yes," said the mayor.
The governor was then helped down to
his carriage by Gen. Harrison and others.
The general got into the carriage with the
governor. Several members of the gov
ernor's staff climbed ln and the carriage
was driven to the hotel, where he soon
recovered.
To Speak in Philadelphia.
Col. Charles P. Lincoln of this city left
last night for Philadelphia, where he will
today deliver the Decoration day oration
at the invitation of Meade Post, No.. 1, at
Central Laurel Hill cemetery. Col. Lincoln
is an earnest and eloquent speaker, and
the Philadelphia Grand Army men have
made arrangements to give him a rousing
reception.
THE PROPOSED NEW DIOCESE
It Will Embrace Thirty-eight Parishes and
a Large Population.
'11?e Counties That Will Be Joined
With tlte District?Comparison
With Other Dioceses.
The new Episcopal diocese to be erected
within the bounds of the old diocese of
Maryland by dividing Die latter and form
ing a diocesan Jurisdiction from the Dis
trict of Columbia with the four Maryland
counties of Charles, Prince George's, Mont
gomery and St. Mary's will contain thirty
eight parishes. These are as follows:
Washington?Ascension, 050 communi
cants; Incarnation, Sir); St. Andrew's, 508;
St. James, 238; St. John's, 1,023; St. Mark's,
244; St. Michael's and All Angels', ?; St.
Luke's, 812; St. Paul's, 55C; Trinity, 391;
Mnp of the Proposed Diocese.
Washington (Christ Church). 391; Christ
Church, Georgetown. 315; Grace Church,
Georgetown, 105; Georgetown (St. John's
Church, Georgetown, 417; Anacostia, Em
manuel Church, 2113; Hock Creek, St. Paul's
Church, 195; St. Stephen's. 133; St. Albans,
Charles county? Durham, 125; Port To
130??. 372: Trinfty' 2351; Wiliam and Mary,
Montgomery county-Prince George's
(Christ Church. Rockville, and Ascension
Church, Gaithersburg), 182; St. Bartholo
mew s, 49; St. Peter's, 102; Silver Spring
(Sltgo, Norwood and Takoma Park), 240
St. Luke'3, Brighton, 37.
Prince George's county?Holy Trinity. 97- I
Queen Anne's. 137; St. John's, 224; St "Mat
thew's. 234: St Paul's. 170; St. Thomas', j
200. Zlon, 10.; Epiphany. 129; Trinity, ItiC.
St. Mary's county?All Faith, 150; King
and Queen, 128: St. Andrew's, 126; St
Mary s, 188; William and Mary, 102.
This summary represents- only distinct
parishes A majority of these parishes
nave but ore church, but manr have sev
eral. and may also have large mission
cnapels.
dioee8f ?f Maryland, hy the census
or 1890. contains a population of 858.293
The proposed diocese of Washington con
tains 314,087. Of the flfty-three dioceses
in the I nlted States there are nine that
?!. uSame or Iess Population.
Maryland will have three diocesan juris
n!hJ?nSt T 5 borers?something no
o t M aS" 7 Dlne dloceses having
w l equaI leas than the diocese
of Washington are those of Colorado Deia
kwmea*'rrn N?r,h Carolina, Easton. Md..
iS Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode
island and Vermont.
CONGRESS PURSUES HIM.
MrwE.'"la~ H" Pn*h-? Experience
With Sundry and Divers Offices.
Wm. H. Pugh. superintendent of the in
come tax, will be legislated out of office on
the first of the fiscal year, and his friends
are wondering in what way he will be pro
vided for by Secretary Carlisle. Mr Pugh
has been a victim of legislation. After the
incoming of the present administration Mr.
Pugh was a candidate for appointment as
assistant attorney general. The appoint
ment of Solicitor General Maxwell, who
was from thj same stite as Mr. Pugh,
made this selection inadvisable, and he
,the of commissioner of
customs. Before he had been in office two
months it had become apparent that his
been*nhSuhLt**0*1 "fe' and after 11 had
been abolished by an act of Congress Sec
rii^'bv rt" t fij6 pr?vlded for him tempora
^3 , i U"s lm as chiet of the coast
and ?eodetlc survey until the appointment
of a permanent head of that branch of the
government. The office of superintendent i
cf the Income tax being created it was it
once given to Mr. Pugh. On the
July this place will be abolished, and, so I
? ?h Ca? seen' there is no Prospect of
?hO Tvr Ce vflnB foun<l for Mr. Pugh in
i Treasury Department. Secretary Car
i'f ow" t0 b? a warm personal friend
^ ? superintendent of the income tax
generally believed that he will
,'n finding some opening for his
mijj . e has loured as one of the
SS? h?T? ,democrats ?f Cincinnati,
? ac,'ualntance with the Secretary
of the Treasury dates back many years He
is generally regarded as a victim of legisla!
f,or' w'hlle. ' was easy to llnd a suit
5 i )aCe ^or at ,he beginning of the
administration, It is extremely difficult for
the Secretary to do so now.
Orders Issued.
At a ir.ee; ,ng of the board of Commission
ers the following orders were issued:
Lay cement sidewalks and reset curb
In H street, as follows: Between 2d and
3d streets, in front of square 752; between
3d and 4th streets, in front of square 777,
excepting lots 8 and 9; between 4th and 5th
streets,_ In front of squares 808 and 809- be
and??t.h streets.ln front of square
833, between 6th and 7th streets. In front
of square S5S;.between 7th and 8th streets
str^a i?n 8,quare between 8th and 9tli
streets, in front of square 911, excent ina
lots ;>l to 5C inclusive; between 9th and loth
lOt^nnrt ii^0"1. ?f square :,33; between
loth and 11th streets, in front of square
l^h *ast Gr' feet of lot 1; between
11th and 12th streets, In front of square J),SI
excepting the fronts of lots 77, 79 81 ??>'
Si and 84; between 12th and 13th'streets
!",rront ?f ^Quare 1003; between 13tli and
in<>- i . ' front of squares 1020 and
1027; between 14th and 15th streets in
front of square 1049, and north of 1049
That a water main be laid In 9th street
between K street and Florida avenue
northeast, and in K street between 8th and
9th streets northeast, lots 8. 11 18 19 nn,l
20, square 909, to be assessed.
That the following sewers be built from
appropriation for relief and obstructed
sewers: In south side of N street between
3d ana Canal streets soTithwest; In west
side of 3d street between N street and Vic
Lain avenue southwest
nrT?ht^nanfall0tment ?' W0S-57 from appro
priation for current repairs to streets
avenues and alleys bo expended du^w
current quarter. uur.ng
,'r?hat, the sewers In alleys in north por
tion of square 510 be relaid. chargeable To
TPh^Pria fi?n ?0r, cleaDi^ a>'d repairing
That a fire hydrant be erected in '>ic
StThet?betWeen L and M streets northwest
That a cement sidewalk be laid In front
und??permlt s^te'm"' R ?
northeas^'be
abandoned: same order as to well at the
corner of 9th and A streets northeast. I
NUMBER OF LOST 160
Saved From the Colima Said to Be
Only Twenty-two.
STORY OF ONE OF THE SUB7I70RS
All the Lifeboats but One Were
Swamped.
SCENES OP EXCITEMENT
CITY OF MEXICO, May SO.?Only a
meager telegram has been received here
from the Colima wreck. At 10 o'clock last
night a correspondent received a message
from the Pacific Mail agent af Manzanillo,
saying that the number of lost is 160, and
the saved are only twenty-two. The tele
gram says that it is impossible for the
agency to get a list of either the saved or
lost.
An Official Report.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 30.?The Exam
iner this morning prints the following:
COLIMA, Mexico, May 30.?A special mes
senger arrived from Manzanillo this morn
ing at 1 o'clock with official information
for the governor of Colima regarding the
steamer Colima disaster off Manzanillo.
The report is very obscure, and laments
the loss of the 100 people more than it
goes Into the causes and the details of the
wreck.
Seventy-five mites below San Bias a hur
ricane was encountered, and it was doubted
as to whether or not the ship should at
tempt to gain partial shelter in the shal
low and treacherous Banderas bay, which
has rocks near its entrance, or whether
It were better to put her out to sea.
One local Mexican passenger, Don
Matias Moreno, who was on deck, testifies
that while cautiously steering for what to
all appearances was the usual entrance, a
slight tremble was felt to go through the
ship. It was so faint that it was hardly
apparent to the trained senses of the
pilots and captains.
The captain ordered a slight change In
the course and gave other directions, which
were obeyed by the officers and crew. In a
very few minutes after the keel ground
on a rock lightly and there was at once
great excitement among the officers and
crew, and fear on the part of the few
passengers on deck. Following the danger
signal, in less than ten seconds the great
ship crunched on an unknown reef, and a
shudder ran through the hull from bow to
stern.
Scene* of Excitement.
The passengers sprang from their bertha
in terror and ran out onto the decks,
screaming and praying in a paroxysm of
fear as the awful truth began to burst
upon them. The wind howled and a dense
pall of fog hung over the ship as she was
tossed by the surges and began to pound
herself to pieces on the rocks. She rose
and fell three times, and then a crash was
heard. This was followed by silence for
the space of a quarter of a minute, (luring
which time only low sobbing was heard
and muffled prayers.
"Man the boats," trumpeted the captain,
after a short interval, in which another
crash was heard from beneath the water.
The boats had previously been made ready,
with all the life savers placed at convenient
places, although covered from the view of
nervous passengers. Within three minutes
of the first crash in the hull the ship be
gan to reel from its upright balance, to set
tle and to sink in its free hinderpart.
The scenes about the lifeboats were Inde
scribable. According to all the testimony
obtainable, the panic-stricken passengers
and the ship's crew struggled for first
place, although to the credit of the crew
be it said that few of the sailors or ship's
people lost their presence of mind, but gave
their main attentions to saving the pas
sengers.
There were a number of children on the
passenger list and one of these was pitch
ed overboard ^into the frothing sea bv &
frenzied father, who aimed for one of the
lifeboats while still upon the davits.
A Brave Woman.
A woman of evident wealth and refine
ment among the passengers, whose name
is thought to be Brcslyn, or Croslyn, dis
played remarkable presence of mind, and
in the most trying moments passed among
the frenzied throng exhorting the people
to keep quiet; and taking particular care
of the women and children.
Some of the passengers not willing to
wait the chance of a place In the boats,
seized the life belts and boldly cast them
selves into the sea, to their almost uni
versal fate, as they were tossed lifelesa
upon the waves or dashed against the
rocks, which were easily observed from
the fast sinking ship.
The fli st boat to be lowered with Its
heavy burden of humanity succeeded in
clearing the ship's sides, but was swept
away by the mighty force and swallowed
bv the night of fog. Of this load, only one
of the sailors is known to have escaped
the engulfing flood which swept over the
boat within five minutes after it was
launched. ?
A similar fate befell all the other boats
with one exception.
THIRTY-THREE WERE DROWNED.
Terrible Dianater to a Number of Can
adian Lumbermen.
OTTAWA, Ont., May 30.?Details have
xeached this city of a terrible accident
which occurred on the Spanish river, by
which thirty-thiee men lost their lives.
The victims were lumbermen. They had
encamped for the night on a crib of square
timber, moored to shore near the head of
the rapids, which at this point are very
rrecipltous and rocky. All had gone to
sleep, without leaving a watchman to
guard the crib. Somehow during the night
the crib broke from its moorings and car
ried its cargo of sleeping men, all unmind
ful of their fate, into the surging waters
below. The crib was broken to pieces on
the rocks, and net a man escaped. The
Spanish river flows Into the north channel
of Lake Huron at a point north of Manl
toulin Island. Near its mouth is a small
hamlet of perhaps one hundred inhabitants,
situated on the Soo branch of the Canadian
Pacific railway. The entire country round
about is a lumbering district
NATIONAL MUNICIPAL LEAGUE.
Second Day'* ScnnIoii of the Cleveland
Convention.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 30.?The sec
ond day's session of the National Municipal
League was resumed this morning In the
rooms of the chamber of commerce. In the
morning Mr. George Ochs, mayor of Chat
tanooga, Tenn., read a paper on the muni
cipal condition of Chattanooga.
Papers were also read by Rev. Gregory
J. Powell, secretary of the Municipal
League of Omaha; Lucius B. Swift of In
dianapolis, Wm. Kennedy, mayor of Alle
gheny; Pa., and E. J. Blandln of Cleveland.
At the afternoon session Vice President
Charles Richardson of the National League
read an interesting paper on "Municipal
Government by National Parties."
He was followed by Frank N. HartwelL
president of the Good City Government
Club of Indianapolis, on the municipal con
dition of that city, and President Loomia
with a paper having similar reference to
the condition of affairs In Buffalo.

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