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LEAVENWORTH WEEKLY TIMES THE LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 18. 1876. f Conservative Established by, . I D. K. Anthonv Juuit, 1861 Bstabliibea, 1865. , . Vol. 21. Wo 16 i I : k ' i 1 l-Y- " , A sa 1776---1876. Centennial Celebration cf the Glorious Fonrtb. The Grandest Time Leavenworth Ever Witnessed. The People Turn out En Masse to Honor the Day. The Procession, the Fire Works and the Decorations. The City a Perfect Sea of Flutter ing Flags. Account of the Parade and the of Procession. Line The March to the Grove Picnic. . and the Reperts of the Speeches and Pro ceedings at the Grove. Full Description of all the Refresh ment Stands on the Ground. When I'lark Krowid Night OVr sj cad All, The Entire City was Alilazrt with . Fire Works, Iteacuu Fires Mazed on Every Neighboring Hill, The Air was Filled with Ncr earn ing Rackets, The Itoniau Candles Shot up their 1 iry Halls, Involving Globes or Fire Delight ed the Spectator?, Hold and Silver Showers Excit ed the Multitu d, lturning Shield and Flags Awakened Patriotic Shout., A Fiery Equestrian Statue of Washington, Received with Screams of Applause, And Whizzing Shots of Many Colors Ascended Heaven ward. Fire! Fire! Fire! A Complete Chorus of Fire. Iayitmorth did ample justice to the Centennial Fourth. Oar crowds may not have been as great, or our dsplay as bril liant as might have been Men in New York, but we gave to the occasion everything and everybody we had. The demonstration represented the best efforts of all our peo ple. The celebration commenced on Sat urday afternoon, the let, and except a ces sation for a while, on Sunday, from that time till midnight of the Fourth, the city was a sea of flags and fireworks, of parades and patriotism, of gun-powder and glory. Our whole jwpulatlon joined in the work. The people put a-ide ev.ry thing else, and gave themselves up exclusively to the work of making the celebration one to be remem bered one worthy of the city and of the occasion. Monday evening, a parting salute wag given the old century. As the gun at Fort Leavenworth announced sunset, all the steam whistles in town commenced scream ing, a national salute was fired from the court home yard, all the bells in town were rung for halt an hour, including all those in stock at the hardware stores, and every thing else with which iieople could make a hum was brought into requisition; and the 'racket" was not made exclusively by the boys ;. old and young, big and little, rich and joor, all joined in the demonstration, and each teemed to do his best to add as much as possible to the general "hurrah," and the result was such as it would be im possible to give a description of. The Fourth was ushered in with still more stirring demonstrations. The day opened with the firing of a national salute, at sunrise, and the ringing of all the belli in the city, together with "private shoot ing" in all parts of town, by everybody that could raise a fire-cracker, pistol, shot tin, or any other machine for exploding jiowder, altogether making a noise such as this valley never heard before. To say the demonstration was a grand one, will give the reader hut a meagre idea of its complete success. It was such a de monstration as Kansas never witnessed be fore and probably never wiU again during the life time of the present generation. For weeks our people had been preparing for the occasion, and when the sun rose on the morning of the Fourth, the patriotic bunt ing flattered from every flagstaff, from every window, and from almost every available point in the city. After the salutes had been fired and the day had sufficiently advanced, it could be observed that nothing had been left undone to hare everything perfect. At an early hour in the morning people began to pour into the city from all por tions of the country in wagons and on the trains, and by the time the hour arrived for the forming of the procession, at least 20,000, people thronged the streets and available windows in the upper stories of large buildings along the different streets cf the line of. march. The decorations on DELAWARE STREET deserve special mention. The first tha greeted the eye after leaving the river was ike office rof the Missouri Pacific railway . corrpsny, on the corner of Delaware and Second streets. In front of the doorway was placed a large archway of green boughs, over which were hong innumerable flags of all siren. The windows in the up per story el the building, in front -of the Commercial Book Bindery, were all decora ted with red, -white and bine transparent paper panes, which were to be illuminated during the evening, and which produced a gjod effect in daylight K. Bxroa'a -unJ. bckkkucan's , stores weivte?iofasair seorated with' booth mi -. fa-svts jm on- pied.byBoht. Keith Boo to the opposite side of the street was stretched an immense ' flag, which reached from the tops of the buildings to winch the ends of the rope were attached nearly to the ground. Tiie most tastefully decorated building on this street was that occupied by R. n. nEKsnriELU. between Second and Third. From the ground to the apex of the large flag-staff which surmounts the building, wared a sea of national colors. A large and elegant (lag, surmounted by a magnificent pennant, fluttered from the flg-staff, and the front wall of the building was decorated with large red, white and blue stars. The effect of these decorations surrounding the large bronze eagle, on the top of the front wall, was truly one to be admired, and was the sublect of much comment. james Foley's plumbing and gas-fitting establishlishnient, at No. 211, was handsomely decorated with flag, and his windows were nicely furnish ed with fine specimens of workmanship. The adjicent building west, occupied by 8. A A. W03LF, was also nicely trimmed with flags, and added much to the beauty of the street. Every window in the large building on the northwest corner of Third street was filled with flag'. Crowing Third street, the passer found the stores all more or less cov ered with flags of all sizes and nations. Ihe windows of the large furniture store of ABERNATHY BROTHERS, however, was the principal point of attrac tion in this block. One on the east side was draped with red, white and blue car pets, hung in graceful folds in the back ground, and on the floor were arranged a fine display of beautiful bouquets. The floor of another was covered with fine vel vet cariwl, and furnished with a beautiful and costly set of furniture, upholstered in crimson silk and decorated with a profusion elegant bouquets. On a third was arranged a profusion of red, white and blue lamber quin and expensive design in curtain goods with exquisite effect. To Messrs. Doughty, Hall and Bliss, of this establishment, isdue the fine i fleet produced at this store, where hundreds of people stopjied to admire their work. Next to Abernathj'ii, JAGG Mti a. v jteu'h large dry goods More claimed iu share of attention from the throng. All the show windows were draped from top to bottom with broad folds of red, white and blue good and filled with choice and ix(csive bijoutrie. THE SIGNAL OFFICE was surmounted by the national flag, and from the windows were hung the Signal of fice emblems together with smaller flag. WEAVER A SMALl.'d show windows were tastefully arranged, and the building was ornamented with a large numter of flags. Many people stopped during the day to look at the beau ties displayed at this establishment. J. W. CRANCER had his large stove and tinware establish ment decorated with flag of every descrip tion, and it made a most attractive picture, and was prominent among others on the street. J. WOLLMAN'sJ wu aho decorated profusely with a variety of flag", and hi store msde a good appear ance. IULEB CHIVEES establishment was also made a thing of beauty by the large number of decorations with which it was festooned. J. F. K1CIIARD4 A co , were not behind their neighbors in patrio tism, and their place of business was as tastefully decorated as could have been wished for. THE ALLIANCE MUTUAL Insurance office was alo decorated with a profusion of flags, and other national moltos appropriate to the day. KETCIIESUNA DURFEE, not to be outdone by others, who were mak ing their business houses attractive adorned their building with flags, to an extent that was at once beautiful and attractive. parham's. drug store was the very picture of beauty and patriot ism, and the large number of flags upon the outside of the building, together with the splendid window di'plav, attracted many comments. The fine store of fCIIUNEMAN A SINGLETON was a place, which was made one of the most attractive of any. The display al though not "loud," would bear close inspec tion, and the longerone looked upon their splendidly decorated establishment,the more he would become impressed, with the idea, that the gentleman who supervised the decoration, ucdeistood his business. JIRi. LOCKHART's. millinery store, on the opposite side of the street, was also tastefully arranged and dec orated. The large store occupied by FABRELX. BROTHERS was handsomaly decorated with red, white and blue, together with flag of all na tiohs. A. EEIGA'sJ establishment, near the corner of Fifth street, was a perfect model of beauty, both in the interior and outside. Inside every specifs of adornment that could be thought of decorated the shelves and walls, and out side every nation was represented by its banner. On the outer edge of the awning, surrounded by a wreath of evergreens, was hung a large painting, executed by Mr. Beiga, representing Uncle Sam, en costume on the left, the figures 1776 sur rounding his hat. On the right of this picture Columbia is represented, presenting a wreath in which is inscribed 1876. The whole is surrounded by thirty-eight stars, on each of which is represented the name of a State, and the words, "Hurrah for ancle's Centennial birth-day," to which he, smiling benignly toward Columbia, replies, "God bless our thirty-eight children." The work certainly does credit to Mr. .Beiga's well-Jcnown taste and ability. Th j large building on the Southwest cor ner of Fifth street, was decorated profusely with small flags, which were shown to good advantage. FIFTH STREET was like the others, look which way yon would, and you wonld see an undulating picture of red, white and blue. GORDONS BRANCH STORE, on the corner of Cherokee, waved small flags innumerable. EMXETHUH'S DRUG STORE was handsomely decorated with national emblems, showing that the proprietors were alive to the occasion. GABLE A KIRK also decorated the building occupied by them on the corner of Cherokee street, in a handsome manner. At all the small fruit stands along Fifth, northward, flags and banners in rich pro fusion, were displayed. SHAWSEX STREET, from the Planters house to Broadway, was in keeping with the other streets mentioned. Toe principal buildings decorated, being TBK niimi HOUSE, from which Tariosw wen exhibited. OOEDOSB STOftZ, whkh waa Inwt covered with flags sad EGEESCOKFF's 32TO STORE, which was bestowed with flags and splen didly decorated within the show windows. THE M1XS10 HOUSE flaunted an immense flig, which wast stretch ed across the street and produced s fine effect, and TURNER HALL, where the grand procession v as. to be form ed. This place was literally covered with evergreens and flags, some of which were very beautifully and tastefully arranged. OTHER LOCALITIES. Neatly every private residence and all the smller stores throughout the city were decorated with a greater or less number of flag and banners. The large drug building occupied by MCARTY SPARROW, on the corner cf Fifth, was decorated at every available place with flags of all sizes and styles, and the effect produced to one looking over the building, was most, pleas ing. JOHN SECKLERS Clothing Store, between Third and Fourth, was not behind others in the display of bunting, and the establishment was one of the marked ones on the street. THE MISSOURI VALLEY BUILflNO was on this street, one of the most profusely decorated of any, and was, from its location, generally noticed, as a 11 jg hung from every window in the building, and to do justice, we must say that the GREAT WlglERN CLOTHING HOtE, which is, with Mr. E. Michael at its head, one of the best in the West, and in that portion of the Mo. Valley buiiding fronting on Shawnee street, was decoi&ted in a man ner that added much to the general at tractive appearance of the structure. THE ST. JAMES HOTEL was tastefully decorated with fligs, and looked patriotic to the highest degree. BEFORE NINE O'CLOCK the vast crowd which had congregated in the streets to witness the grand parade, be gan to seek places all along the line of march convenient for that purpose, and ere long every available place of observation had lieen secured, and thousands were crowded back from the front of the side walks. THE rilOCESMON. The line formed on Shawnee street, the right resting on Broadway, and at about ten o'clock, the column started anl moved down Shawnee in the following order : First : Butchers' c'ociety, mounted, com losed of the Leavenworth Butchers, num bering about fifty, uniformly dressed with white shirts, red belts and black pants, presenting vry nice appearance. Second: i-ifih Infantry Band in wagon, drawn by four horses, discoursing various national airs, in a style unsurpassed by any band in the west. Third: Grand Army of the Republic, on foot, numbering about fifty, all wearing the badge of the older, and a rosette of red, white and blue. The ensign of this body, Mr. Frank Oabome, appeared in a dragoon uniform one hundred years old, with the old fashioned kettle hemlet. Fourth : The Triumphal car containing thirteen young ladies representing the origi nal United Stales. The ladies in this car were all appropriately dressed, wearing sashes of red, white and blue, having crowns on their heads upon which were printed the name of the Slate, each represented. Crowning the entire groupe, was the Goddess of Liberty, beautifully represented by Miss Dora Masterson. Fifth: A Triumphal car containing young ladies representing the thirty-seven btates as they now stand and flourish. All on this car were appropriately costumed, waving flags and handkerchiefs as thcr passed through the streets. The names of theyoun; ladies occupying the cars are as follows, as near as our re porter could get them : Dora Masterson Goddess of Liberty Agnes llohr New York Addie Beittle- Pensylvaoia Emma Muteback ..New Hampshire Emma Wit rock Virginia Lena Jarvis. - Delaware Carrie Lafierty -.....-Massachusetts Carrie Boylr - Minnesota Mattie Franks. Kansas Eva Trapp Pennsylvania Delia Hopper . ...-Virginia Bessie Blewitt -New York Clara Warren - New Jersey Lizzie Id way Arkansas Mis M. Farland. Ohio Mary Roberts -Florida Annie Fitzgerald Louisiana Ella Somerp- Maryland Ada Leslie Rhode Island Mary Watson- Illinois Ilattie Olmstead Wisconsin Abbie Brooks...... Kentucky Lizzie Aaker - Indiana Mary Hollingsworth Texas Katie Rositer- Kentucky Mollie Wheeler Michigan Katie Welsch ............ ...... .... -California Lena Berser- West Virginia Lizzie Fggleston-...... Belle North Mollie Duslin Addie Johnson Minnie L. Brand Mary Gordon ...... Eva Hollingsworth... Ilattie Thomas.. Alice Norman .......... Ida Goldi ng Bridget Stewart Ida Parker...- lOWsw -Xcbruka Mississippi .. Oregon Sua Vermont Alabama -Delaware .Connecticut .... ...... Vermont Massachusetts New'Hampahire ..... .. ueorgia Mary O'Neal., Ella Watson.. The Triumphal Cars were guarded by the Knights ot Pythias, numbering about 50, who, with their nice uniforms, made a splendid. display. Sixth: Mr. Jas. I. Larimer, with fife, leading a band of marstial music, playing all the national airs, and stirring np the old feelings of master 'day. Mr. Larimer and his drummers,will long be remembered by all who saw them. Seventh: Old pioneers of the city, num bering about SO, marched to the music of the fife and drum as briskly as they did in the days of Leavenworth's babyhood, and through the dark strugles of the border ruf fian war. Eighth: "Old Kickapoo," the historic gun of Leavenworth, captured by Capt Dixon and other citizens of Leavenworth,in the Border Ruffian war. The' cannon was tastefully decorated with old battle flags, etc., and formed quite an interesting feature of the procession. Ninth: Leavenworth band, under the leadership of Win. Voss, playing national airs, and discoursing sweet mnsicof rations kinds. Tenth: Youthful Turners, followed by the Leavenworth Tumverein, which body formed a very interesting and attractive feature of the procession. The Turners numbered about two hundred persona, and carried some of the finest banners of the procession. Eleventh: Survivors of the war cf 1812, in carriages. These Tenerable gentlemen, although they do sot expect to be present in body at the next centennial anniversary, looked happy in the Uwtjgkt that they woU he there in. spirit, i Although they were rwry old, they all sjfemmtL to-catr their ages wen, and were looked upon with mingled feelings of applause and sorrow with applaue beciuse of their past deeds of honor and bravery, and with sorrow at the thought that they must soon be num bered with those who are no more, but live in history with the heroes of the Revolu tion. Twelfth : Survivors of the Mexican war, in carnages. 'Jhese genuemen, aitnougn not bearing the number of years which had passed over the beads of those in former carriages, were also viewed with an eye of admiration, and the hoe that they would long be present with us. Thirteenth: Ancient Order of Hiberni ans, numbering about one hundred mem bers. This order, with their green silk re galia,,trimmed with silver fringe, and their black hats with silver lace band and while plume, made a beautiful display, and add ed greatlv to the general appearance of the procession. Fourteenth: Hibernian Benevolent Soci ety. This society also made a very fine display, with their beatiful regalia, and was second to none in the entire line. Fifteenth : The French Benevolent Soci ety came next with their tri-colored flag and beautiful badges, and were as fine a looking lot of men as any city can boast of. Sixteenth : Following the French Benev olent Society came "Our Future Defenders," a line of about two hundred and fifty boys, carrying appropriate banners and keeping time to the strains of their band of martial music. Seventeenth : Boys' Fire Brigade, under Fire Marshal Diehl, numbering 200, draw ing a miniature engine, upen which stood little Joe Rossiler, dressed up as Uncle Sam, with a striped suit and white ping hat, forming an interesting and comical feature of the occasion. Eighteenth : The entire Fire Department, with engines and hose-carriages, tastefully decorated with red, white and blue ribbon, and on Er.gine No. 3 was a handsome ever green wreath, presented by Mrs. J. I. Jones. The Fire Department, which is one of the most efficient in the West, presented a very fine appearance. Nineteenth: Dennis Crowley, the champi on Gas Fitter of the Metropolis, had at once a very fine and a very comical exhi bition on the street a masked person drove a spring wagon, in which was a play ing fountain, sprinkling the flowers by which it was surrounded. This fountain of of itself is a master-piece of pipe fitting, and no one better understands the business than Mr. Crowley. This piece formed a very interesting part of thn procession. Twentieth : Omnibus filled with people without room for even " one more!" Twenty-first: Wagon load of Husk Mat tresses, manufactured by Eugene Chapin, followed by another wagon, upon which the manufacture of mattrasses was being carried on. Mr. Chapin is always in the front rank in all enterprises of a public character, and deserves the success which he is sure to attain, if he keeps on in the way as heretofore. Twenty-Second: Blacksmith Shop en wheels. On this wagon was a forge in which a fire was burning, and in one corner stood a mule, which was being shod while the line move I. Twenty-Third : Buggy with specimens of Engravings by Mr. J. II. Ketcheson. The large cards were specimens of neatness, and speak well for the young engraver. Twenty-fourth: Mr. Caleb Chivere' es tablishment was represented by three wag ons the first hi renovating department, the second contained a fine Howe sewing machine, and the third a fine-toned silver tongue organ, for which he is the agent, and is selling quite a number. They are from the firm of Need ham & Son, New York, a firm of known reputation and thirty years' standing. Chi vers' mottoes were : "The Howe Fpeaks for Itself ;" "The Howe Ahead Again;" "The Improved Howe Beats Them All." Mr. Chivers received considerable praise for his enter prise. Twenty-fifth: The Kansas Wagon Co. had one of their fine farm wagons mounted on a platform and hauled through the streets upon another wagon. In the wagon on exhibition sat a number of ladies and children. This was a very nice display, and speaks very highly for the Company. Twenly-sixth : Next came Michael Phe lan's two wagons, the fir't loaded with the choicest staple groceries, and the second wilh the best brands of teas for which he is famous. His mottoes were " Let us have peace," and " Peace and good will to all men " Mr. Phelan's department of the parade was especially noticed by all, and he was given credit for considerable enterprise, being the only grocer represented. Enter prise wins in this Centennial year. Peats' Centennial meat market was repre sented by a comical little cart, decorated with flags and ribbons. Following this came citizens in carriages, buggies, busses and almost every available conveyance. A large number of citizens en horseback brought up in the rear. The entire procession occupied forty-five minutes in passing a given point. The procession moved down Shawnee to Fifth, and was greeted at the Mansion House with cheers from an enthusiastic crowd of spectators. Leaving Shawnee, the procession, somewhat retarded by the im mense throng of spectators, moved south on Fifth to Delaware, east on Delaware to Main, thence north to Shawnee, west on Shawnee to Fifth, north on Fifth to Kicka poo, west on Kickapoo to Seventh, north on Seventh to the reserve, where the societies were received br Gen. Miles and staff and a division of military from the Fort, who es corted them to THE GROVE in which the picnic was held, lying about midway between the city and the Fort, on the south side of the military road, and filed UfHo the GRAND STAND, which was furnished and erected by the military authorities of the Fort, Unlike many stands used on similar occasions, this one was 'firmly built upon the beds and bodies of large government wagons, and so constructed that it was almost as firm as tolidrock. The entire stand, which was about forty feet square, was covered with heavy canvass so completely and securely fastened as to reader it perfectly water-tight in case a storm should have arisen. The front of the stand was a complete arch, over which was displayed in large gilded letters the word "Centennial," at the left of which were the figures " 1776," and at the right "1876," in large gilt figures, which was the work of Mr. Walter Smith, of this city. The pillars were draped with red, white and blue, and the arch and corners of the stand were handsomely decorated with American flags, tastefully festooned. The seats on the platform were furnished by the Methodist Church of this city, and added a great deal to the comfort of those who oc cupied the stand. In the center of the stand and about fifteen feet from the front of the stand, was small uble upon which were two monster bouquets prepared by patriotic young ladies of the city andFort. ;t After the arrival of the procession at the eekbratioa grounds the company immedi ately repaired to the place prepared for the speaking. The following gentlemen, together with other distinguished citizens, occupied seats uiku the stand : Major General John Pope, Gen. Miles, Gen. Sixton, Col. Gilman, Surgeon PeJrin, Col. Piatt, Col. Brook, Capt. IUsley, Msjor Dunn, Capt. Varney, Lieut. Volkmar, As sistant Surgeon Tesson, Lieut. Crozier, Lieut. Rice, three veterans of the war of 1812, viz. i John Webster, Frederick Wel ter, and George Randall ; the President of the day. Col. J. L. Abernalhy, the officiating clergyman, the speakers of the occasion, and the reporters of The Times. While the people were gathering 'round the stand, " The Rei, White asd Blue" was played by the Fifth Infantry Band. This is acknowledged, on all hands, to be one of the finest musical organizations in the country. The full force of the band, was out, on this occasion, and the. music was perfectly grand, and such as. but very few audiences In the country had the pleasure listening to on "the Centennial Fourth." As soon as the people had time to be seated, the chairman announced that the exercises of the day would be formally opened, according to the programme, with prayer by the Chaplain of the day, and the following is a verbatim report of the OI'ENLNG TRAYER, BY REV. IVILLXAJf SMITH. Thou God of Nations : We invoke thy blessing ujon us on this, the hundredth an niversarr of our natal day. Supreme wis dom and goodness have characzerized thy dealings with us. A century of develop ment and prosperity thou hast 'granted to this nation, and for this we would-be truly grateful. We thank thee for national life We rejoice tbat thou didst bring jto these shores a'Pilgrim band, and establish them here as the germ of a great nation?" Thou wert with our fathers, and didst assist them in laying the foundation of civil .and reli gious liberty, so deep, and broad, and firm, tbat even the very "gates of hell shall not prevail against it." - We thank thee for this great icountr with its vast resources. Our hills are mammoth store-homes filled with untold wealth ; our valleys are fertile aud fruitful. At the touch of industry and energy, tliey pour forth riches in abundance ; and -our field "rejoice and blossom as theirose." Our streams not only freshen and fructify the land, but also bear upon their 'broad bosoms the commerce of nation, and fur nish the power that drives the vast machin ery by which the industries of the world are so much quickened, .truly, "the lines have fallen to us in pleasant places, and we have a goodly heritage." We thank Thee for civil and religious liberty, for the exercise of our inalienable rights, for the privilege of worshiping God as our conscience may dictate. We rejoice in the rich legacy transmitted to us Irom our ancestors the blood-sealed liberties the examples of heroism, uprightness, in tegrity and devotion to principle. May the-e inspire us to emulate the virtues of our lathers. We thank Thee for peace and good will. Let no foreign foe our shores invade; let no sound of war be heard within our bor ders. Save us from internal commotions and fratricidal strife. Prince of Peace be thou our leader, for we know that if we fol low Thee, thou wilt guide u, not through the darkened ways of war aiid tumult, but along the bright and blooming paths of of peace, fellowship and love. We ask for Thy blessing, O Lord, to rest upon those who are placed in authority over us. Mar they be true men men of genuine merit and excellence men of broad culture of strong and fearless thought men of sound hearts as well as strong intellects. May legislation be 'char acterized by pro'ound wisdom. May the great object be to promote the best interests of all the citizens of thi great common' wealth. In our supplications, we would not for get the masses, the toiling millions, the nerve and sinue of this vast republic. Th blessings we invoke upon them. May they be a liberty-loving, patriotic and God-fearing people; may they be true to themselves, true to posterity, true to the Republic, and true to God. Bless the soldiers and the sailors; the army and the navv the dauntless defen ders of otir liberties. Thy choice blessing we ask for the schools of our country the common schools, the academies, colleges and universities. Keep them pure, and make them the means of bearing enlightenment to all the youth of our land. We are aware that intelligence is one of the strong pillars of our Republic ; therefore, we ask for thy favor to attend he effirts put forth for its promotion. May true enlightenment, and nfinement, and culture, be extended throughout the length and breadth of our land, brighten ing every home, and gladdening every heart. Thy blessing we ask, for thy church, in all its branches. Root out whatever of evil may have crept in, and make it a rreat ower for the reformation of our race, lie thou with the men who are called to stand in the pulpits of our land. May they be true men, preaching a puregospel a gospel that is, indeed, "the power of Go! unto salvation to everyone that believeth. May the coming century be characterized by the very rapid growth of this nation in all that i noble, and true, and right May there be a general uprising of nations in behalf of intelligence, free government, and sound religious principles. May the king doms of this world speedily become the king doms of our God and his Christ. Amen. The next in order, according to the pro gramme, was the READING OF TIIE DECLARATION OF INDE PENDENCE, BY R. A. LOVITT. Mr. Lovitt's voice is strong, his enuncia tion distinct, and the manner in which he discharged the duty assigned to him was excellent, and the grand old document is very seldom read in better style. After the reading of the Declaration, Mayor AIrnathy introduced Colonel J.H. Gilpatrick, of Leavenworth, for the first orator of the day. In justice to the sev eral gentlemen who were called upon for speeches, it is proper for us to remark in this connection that, owing to various coin cident circumstances, none of those who had been advertised in the list of regular speakers were present. The list of speakers as advertised wjs quit lengthy, but each one supposed there would be "enough without him," and con sequently when the roll was called, the Chairman found himself with a monster meeting, bat no orators. He proved him self equal to the emergency, however, and soon called to his aid a number of gentle men, who though they had not been given a moment for preparation, furnished the people fully as good an entertainment as -would have been given had the original programme been carried out a fact which ur readers will concede. The following is a report of ' COI. GILT ATRICK'S SPEECH. FELLOw-CrnzESS : Believing that in yonr patriotic, as in your religious devo tions, you are best pleased with a brief dis course, I will occupy but a few of the pre cious moments set apart for these exercises) of the day. I shall not startle you with the intelli gence that this is the Centennial Fourth of July celebration of American Independ ence; it is known and read of all men men of business and boys at play, ancient dames, autumnal matrons and maidens gay, all swell the theme We feel it in the breeze and circumambient air. Yon might take the wings of the morning an.i.fly.to the uttermost parts of the earth, sad there would greet too the glad tidints that the great and incomparable Republic of the United States of America had reached iu centennial year. You have gathered here in large ! beamnltitBde,toosfayonrpatnodcdei Totioes to the spirit of liberty sad .'.good government, and Most he inspired, by. the thought that also oa this natal monies? other thousands, siimated by kiadm spirit, from the Atlantic and Mount Mo nsdnock in the East to the Sierras and the sounding shores of the Pacific in the West, beneath the palmettoes of the South and the pines and purple rocks of the North, reanimate with you their patriotic recollec tion of the day. Let U3 turn for a moment to the time and the circumstances in which the Declaration of Independence, jut read before you wa made, and it is impossible to do more than touch upon salient points of history in the few moments allotted mc. Upon our shores at that time, was an army of thirty thousand men, armed and equipped with all that the art of war and unlimited means could supply. Drilled, disciplined, and proud to obey the slightest wish of its imperial master. A force of veterans, with fflitterine crests and gleam ing helmet, ready to destroy, as seemed inevitable, the hungry, half-armed, but devoted band, under the brave Washington. Scarcely one fourth the number of the foe, and yet the congress of the colonies inspired by the sublime purpose of the people, passed the resolution of indepen dence, which was two days after, followed by the declaration of principles, known as the Declaration of Indepei-dence. The die was cast. The word was spoken, and found echo in heart of all lovers of liberty througbotu. the world. Oh ! the struggle that ensued ; no mention need be made of it. The Navy, that gallant few, in ill-armed craft, guided by as bold and daring spirits aseversailed the sea, that little band of heroes Mho stood to their country's glory tut, Aod nai.eit her colors la the mast ' Nor of the army, its hardships and pri vations at Valley Forge, and throughout the seven years of war, and its vic!orious achievements nor of the patient virtue and pure patriotism of the peoplt who sub mitted to want and misery to maintain their soldiers in the field. These have passed into story and into song. White celebrating the birth of our nation, it is proper and becoming to make mention of its youth and manhood; but to describe its development, which ha reached a point far beyond the fondest hopes of the past, were impossible. Lei thi day and its pat riotic impulse, supply the omission At manhood, when in full vigor and pros perity, came the great rebellion, fueling in the emancipation of the slave. Thi is not the time, if it shall ever come again, to dwell upon the mournful recollections of that terrible time. But from the dreadful ordeal that bap tism of blood we came forth a nation re newed, and have from the tiianic conflict, if such were ne essary, the evidence cf our prowess as a people. There aits here upon the platform before you one who command ed vast armies in those melancholy days when the storms of war and the clouds of battle most darkly assailed us one con spicuous for tactical skill, strangle power fortitude and true manliness who knows the joys of the whirlwind of victory, and the bravery of ihe foe sometimes victorious, and he, nuh all men of generous minus, will concede that, in that conflict the rebels in arm, misguided as they were still, taught lessons of valor to the world. And now reunited as a people the North victorious generously extends to the South her fostering hand. A word, as the phrase is, and I'll have done. It is common to greet celebrations of the 4th of July wilh laughter and derision, to make light of the day and its ceremoni als, but the sentiment is wrong, and should be unknown among the peo ple. If, a said the lamented Lincoln, in that most eloquent address delivered at Gettysburg this is a government of the Ieople, by the ieopIe and for the people if this be true and it lies at the founda tion of all our political beliefs and pro fessions; then it is the duty of each citi zen to revive, as returns the anniversary of our independence, its memories and remin iscences ; anil the day should never, in word or thought, be treated wilh irreverence or contempt. We have received a glorious heritage, and should be trtie to the lofty aims ot those who have gone before u. If men in positions of public trut prove recreant to principle; if error and wrong appear, let it be the first duty of every man, acknowl edging hi personal responsibility as a part of the Government, to effect reform and the removal of the evil. Our danger lies, not in the dishonesty, but in the apathy and in difference of the people. To r.ote the landmarks in our history ; to ever aim at the purity of the birth of the nation, i the safeguard of our destiny. To disregard the mtmories of the past, and those who; oy their courage and combina tion, achieved for us liberty and good gov ernment, were to play the thoughtless part of children, who gather shells upon the shore, and throw them one by one away. Let u then, amid the pleasures aud pas times of this day, renew our vows of loyal ty to the nation, and to each other, as a people, and pledge ourselves by the memo ry of those who saved the fortunes of the State at first, to stand as true citizens by its honor to the last. At the close of Col. Giipatrick's remarks, the band played " America," after which the chairman introduced, as the next speak er, L. M. Goddard, Esq , and the following L a report of ."lit. GODDAUDd SI'EECII. Laditi and Gentlemen : I did not anticipate this honor when I came upon the ground ; I came as a sj.ee tatnr, and did 1 consult my personal pre ferences, I should adhere to that programme, but, since, by some untoward circumstance, those whs were selected to entertain you, have as yet failed toenteran appearance, I will sink my diffiderce.and undertake what I regard a a patriotic duty, and add what I may to the commemoration ot the centen nial of our nation's birth. Retrospectmg the pist one hundred years, reviewing the vicisitudes, trials and triumphs of the nation, it is with infinite pride we realize that we are citizens of this, the proudest government on earth. Standing here to day in this the one hundredth anniversary of our country's independence, we can con template, with just prid, its glory, growth and greatness. Long the sun looks down upon our far extended territory, before he sinks to rest in the ocean which bounds our western domain, casting his last rays upon glittering sands, tbat golden tints celestial, may fall upon terrestiat gold. Everywhere course onr arferal rivers, bearing commer cial life and activity throughout our land. Where but a few brief yean ago was a wilderness untrod, now "labor with her hundred hands knock at the golden gates of morning," and the busy marts of trade echo wiih the ceaelesi peons of American progrc and prosperity. Idly our flag floats beneath the skies of .the tropicj and triumphantly waves in the icy blast of the Polar seas, symbolizing our might and majesty to every land and nation ; whilst under the regime of peace, liberty sits smiling on our public hills, joy in our pri vate valleys, justice in our courts, and mer cy on oir highways. We are unable to give the speech of Mr. Goddard in full, but after reviewing our privileges, duties and prospects, he closed by saying : In reciprocation for these priceless priv ileges it is our first duty as a nation to free ourselves from vice and inculcate the holy principle of virtue. We should wipe from our national escutcheon every blot of injus tice strike from our statutes every un christian act. We should reform all the shameful customs that the pagan migb( of the past has fastened upon us ; that licentiousness, intemperance and pauperism may no longer intect and upbraid our civilization ; that we may stand with a front of unimpared holiness and present to the world an example of po litical perfection. The theory of our gov ernment is as near perfection as human wisdom can devise. It is the exemplifica tion of the progress attained through the civilization of all the centuries, and it rests with us to harmonize our customs and con duct with onr professions and principles. We attempted, for many years, to harmon ise two antagonistic principles, and under the broad aegis of Republican liberty, per petuated and fostered a relic of despotism, and while flaunting before the world our declaration of principles that "all men were created equal," nourished and legal ized the worst phase of human tyranr, un til it culminated in the most gigantic ciru strife the world ever- saw; nnlil it required the sword of justice, wielded by the gauntkted hand of war, to sever the gordian knot that yean of peaceful effort woflU have been .unavailing to undo, and with much treasure aad many tears, the nation paid the price of its ucconaistency and sin. Let us profit by the lessons of the pastacd gamer the golden sheaves of ex perience, and enshrining above all else our national integrity, press onward with re newed vigor toward the goal of national perfection, devoting our vast energies to the advancement of liberty, and learning, we shall draw after us the benisons of an en frincliiced rice, and shape aright the com ii.g itmuiicD, and send forth an ir.tlnen that will eventually liberalize the world, for such I believe to be the mission of this government, not only to be as among ourselves a free, intelligent and happy people, but to send forth an influence that will prove fatal to imperialism, and by force of example, introduce republicanism as the ultimate and universal form of gov ernment. And millions yet unborn will hail with gladness the anniversary of the day, on which the American Republic was born, r or it is not ours alone to hymn the seraphic notes of liberty. Each day ; each month ; each year, will add glad voices to the chorus, and age succeeding age will swell the grand refrain until earth becomes resonant with the hallelujah of freedom. At the close of Mr. Goddsrd's remarks, the band played the "Star Spangled Ban ner." gen. rorE had previously been invited to speak, and declined, but the calls for him were so fre quent and earnest that in response to the wishes of the people the General stepped to the front, merely to excuse himself. General Nelson A. Miles, in response to an enthusiastic call from the audience, came forward and spoke as follows : STEECK OF GEN. MILES. Jfr. J'lettdent, Indies and Gentlemen: It seems hardly fair to call upon us un der such circumstances, and it would scarcely become me to respond when there are others better qualified to address you, who have declined. Yet this is not the first instance when civilians have found them selves in embarrassing circumstances and called upon the military for aid. and you will always find us willing, with our goal swords or" voices, to aid you in any just and worthy cause. My friends, these are hallowed moments, when every American ha reason to express his most profound gratitude to Almighty God that it has been bis good fortune to witness the light of this auspicious morn, that we can participate in celebrating cne of the most important events in the history of this country, that we are permitted to register the close of one century of our na tional existence and to herald the dawn of a new era ; to welcome the coming century, that we trust will excel the old in its record of human achievements and enlightenment. This is indeed an occasion in which the heart of every American can but feel a con scious pride in our fathers' valor and politi cal wisdom. One hundred years ago to day a few brave and noble men in conven tion assembled, delivered to the world their belief in the practicability of self-government and enunciated principles of govern ment that have given to the people of this country greater blessings, and to the world more beneficient influences than the action of any political body since the world began. The condition of this nation and people to day is the fruit of their patriotic work, the worderful progress and unprecedented hap piness of the p ist century are but there suit of their purity of thought, simplicity of life, and devotion to the welfare of their fellow-men. Those principles which were founded on God, law ami man's rights could not perish, neither could they remain tran quil wilh the sparcely populated province of the Atlantic coast ; they soon swept over the Alleghenies, across the most magnificent and fertile valley of the world ; scaled that majestic raiige of mountain', whose mineral Health will not be exhausted in a thousand year, and, finally, planted, its banners of light and liberty beneath the celestial skies of the Pa cific coast; reclaiming the wilderness from barbari-m to the most enlightened state of civilization, and to-day, we sec about us the evidences of tht civilization. With this c-ntennial, time sets its enduring seal upon the purity and perpetuity of our form of government. Thi is, indeed, a sarred hour. As these celebrations have had the eflect of cultivating loyal sentiments in the past, this celebration will add new life to the pitriot fires tbat have burned so bright ly during the past hundred years. The world has never witnessed a more magnifi cent, instructive and glorious scene, than the one being enacted on t is continent this very day and hour. Could we but see our countrymen, far up in the pine forests of the North, or the rice and cotton field of the South, on thee rich prairies aud lofty mountains of the great Wegt, we would behold our people celebrating one of the mos. im portant events in the history of the human family. In the den-c metropolis, or the humblest cot in the land; from the hearts and lips of forty millions of American freemen, there ascends to heaven one grand anthem of thanksgiving. Shouts of vic tory over prejudice, past annimosities and internal discords, swell the gale, while the breezes are laden with the songs of grati tude for one hundred years of freedom, hap piness and prosperity. Fortunately the people who accomplished thi mighty work were not of one country, race or religion ; hence we can extend our influence and sym pathy to all races and nation, lities to the fieople of all countries who are struggling or freedom and enlightenment ; and more especially do we extend our sympathy and congratulation to that grand and courteous nation, whose op!e one hundred years ago gave u material encouragement and support ; neither do we cherish any feelings of animosity, but rather those of frieedship and reverence for the people of that mighty empire that has done so much to extend the light of civilization throughout the world. And to-day we rejoice that "Britannia still rules the wave," while Columbia lead the vald, in all that tend to make mankind wLr, purer and happier. The next speaker introduced wa Mr. K. A. Lovitt, and we give herewith a report of MB. LOVITT'S BTEECH Ladiei and Gentlemen: It gives me plea-ure to be permitted to address you on this centennial day of our national existence. A century of suns have run their course since our forefathers laid the corner-stone of American liberty by en dorsing the immortal Declaration of Inde pendence. I congratulate you to day on the happy prospects of our mighty country. I congratulate you on the prospects of our own young State. We have assembled to-day to review the work of a century. One hundred years ago thirteen insignificant cobnie were strug glin against a mighty foe for liberty and hu man rights to-day thirty-eight States are working in harmony with none to molest or make afraid. A century ago S.000,000 people were struggling to throw off the yoke of tyranny and despotism. Tolay -10,-000,000 of souls rejoice in the full bunlight of human liberty and equal rights; then we were insignificant, poor and weak, to-day we are the pride and admiration of the world. TU said that the groves were God's first temples, it is therefore a fitting place to assemble on this national day to render our thankofferings to Him, who rules the destiny of nations, for the choice blessing which we as American citizens enjoy. We should es pecially be thoughtful to day for the uni versal patriotism which pervades the hearts of the American people, the great public pulse from Maine to Georgia, from sea to sea beats in unison for the perpetuity of the Union and Constitution of onr fath ers. The appropriate observance of the 4th of July begets patriotic feelings and univer sal love among citizens of all classes and parties, teaches the young to love their country and its institutions. Mr. Levitt closed his pithy address with the following quotation from Drake's apos trophe to the American flag : Flax ot the (rse heart's only home, a j a&geJ Unas to ra-or grown. Thy Man hire lit the welkin dome. And ali thy hoes were born in beaten. Forever float that standard sheet. Where breaths the foe but falls before iu. With freedom's soli beneath oar feet. And freedom' banner streaming orer ns. The next feature, according to the pro gramme, waa to be reading, by W. S. Burke, who had been appointed to prepare a HISTORY Or LEAYEjrwORTH COCHTT. Mr. Earke submitted the following : In accordance with a resolution of Con gress, the necessary initiatory steps will be ttfcssn throughout the country to-day, to ward the collection , nt the capital, of a de tailed historr of the "United States, by casmties such a history a will hand down to fotare age complete picture of the first century of the nation's life, and truthfully portray the material progress made by the American people in a hundred years of self government. Most of the counties of the country, even many of the oldest, and those whose histories ante-date the history of the Republic, have threaded the century like five score bead3 of human Hie upon a strand of time, and each bead of the hundred so much like all the rest, that a history of the one, is a history of the whole; a county such as one of these may present, to-day, an outline sketch, to be read in an hour, in which all the salient features of it life may be set lorth. But our own country, though by comparison an infant in year1, is a giant in history. There are many counties in the nation whose whole century of existence has developed less of historic interest than has sometimes been evolvea here in a week. But we live too near to the men and the events the historic characters of our own county, to fulljr appreciate the im portance which their deeds have given them in the history of the nation. There are here to-day, within the sound of my voice, men whose names will go down to the ages, in all future histories of the Repuhl'c, as prominent actors in some of the most important exents of the last quarter of the now dead century, who are to u but plod ding neighbors, wilh whose weaknesses we are familiar, and whose follies and foibles we know by heart. A Boston was to the revolution of 1770, which cul minated in American independence, and the establishment of self-government, so was Leavenworth to the revolution of 1861, which culminated in American liberty and the establishment of human equality. Kansas L the child of revoIuuon-sn-ceived in the conflict of contending ideas and brought forth in the throes of a na tion's travail her history is the basic fea tures of the most momentous epoc in the history of the nation and the history of Leavenworth is the history of Kansas her thoughts, her deeds and her enterprises, of war and of peace, are so closely interwoen through all the affairs of the State that a history of the one becomes the history of the other. To read, at such a time as thi, even the merest outline of such a history' tbat would do justice to the county cr Ihe writer, would be a work which neither my strength nor your patience . could endure. The preparation of such a history is not the work of a day or a week, but calls for the pa tient labors of a year, and after being print ed must be taken home with us, to be read at our firessdes and carefully examined and revised, to the end that it may not be what a great English writer has declared all his tory to be, "a blazon lie" to the end that as it rests in the archives of the nation it may bear to future generations, not a par tial, but a true, story of our county and ourselves one that shall neither addto nor take from the truth not detracting from the merits of any, not unduly magni fying the deeds of any but in coolness and in candor, without passion and without prejudice, bearing upon its face the plain, uncolorcd account of the nart wc have acted in the great drama of the century, and be to posterity a the unswerving hand of justice, bearing forward the harvest of the present to the garners of the future. At the conclusion of the speeches, Col Abernathy introduced to the audience the three veterans of the war of 1812, whose appearance was greeted wilh three rounds of applause, after which the audience dis persed themselves about the grounds, where a general good time was enjoyed. All then made a rush for THE REFRESHMENT FTANItf, which were arranged in a semi-circle about as follows : At the entrance of the grove, w.-w the headquarters of the URANI ARMY Of THE RErL'IlLlf, a large refreshment stard, decorated with old battle flag, and was presided over by several persons wearing theG. A. K. badge. Then came ANCIENT ORHEROF HIBERNIANS' headquarters, decorated with the colors of the Emerald Isle grace'ully entwined with the Star Spangled Banner, where the wear ers of the green took their refreshments and celebrated the Centennial birthday of their adopted country. GERMAN GLEE CLUB Next in order came the headquarters of the German Glee Club, where were aiwuii bled members of the various German sing ing societies, who together quaffed the foamy beverage and reheared their watches on Southern soil while lighting lor tin home of their adoption. turners' stand. Near to the last named stand was the headquarters of the Leavenworth Tum verein, where our German fellow-citizens entertained their city friends and visiting brethren from abroad in a style worth themselves and the occasion. A large number of thirsty patients thronged this dispensary of good humor and cooling lev erages. THE FRENCH BENEVOLENT cOCIETY was represented at Giacomini' restaurant, by the bi-colored banner of Sunny France where the members of the above named so ciety indulged in social converse over their glasses of sparkling champagne, and paid due homage to the banner of the free. THE LADIEs' RESTAURANT also formed one feature of Giacomini's stand, and was an apartment especially for ladies unaccompanied by gentlemen, where they could be served with first-class din ners and refreshing Leverages by attentive lady waiters. METHODIST EPISCOPAL STAND. Next in the circle was the refreshment star.d of the Methodist Episcopal Sunday school, where the a embers and friends of the Sabbath school got good, wholesome refreshments, with hot tea ar.d coffee fer the old folks. At this stand these of the Sabbath school who who did not bring their dinners got a good meal at cheap rates and contributed to the benefit of the school. GERMAN-ENGLISH SCHOOL STAND. To the south of the Methodist stand was the one for the benefit of the German English School, presided over by the friends of the same and freely patronized by all classes of celebrants. THE BUTCHERS STAND was presided over by several members of the Association, who dished out the ham sandwiches and lager beer to a hungry and thirsty crowd, of all races and colors. THE "LEAVENTVORTH" fcTAND, also formed a part of the butchers' stand and was presided over by several South Leavenworth gentlemen. This place was also thronged by eager purchasers, a large number of whom were residents of South Side. FLYING DUTCHMAN. To the right of this, came a circular swing, which was crowded during the en tire day with people of every age and size, all of whom seemed to enjoy the "rush of the breathless swing," which, no doubt, paid the proprietor well for hi day's work. TIES AND CAKES. Next in order, came a stand for the sale of pies and cakes, kept by J. Mettier.where- on w'as displayed about a half cord of cakes and pies. A large number ot persons flocked to this stand to get the old-fash ioned Fourth of July ginger bread and ci der. SHOOTING GALLERIES. To the right of the last-named stand were two air-gun shooting galleries for the trial of skill in the sportsman's art. These were well patronized, and many fine shots were made, mostly by soldiers from the fort, and afforded a source of amusement for many persons all day HOT COFTZX Near this was Mrs. Praether's stand for the dispensation of hot coffee and warm dinners to the famished picnickers, wLo took advantage of the hospitalities of th;t c-timahle lady, and did full justice to tl e edibles furnished them. GERMAN CATHOLIC STAND. Almost adjoining the ladies' refrcshmei t 3tand, was the headquarters of the Germtn Catholic Benevolent Society, where every thing good to cat and drink was sold at a feir remuneration, the proceeds to be given to the German Catholic School. PRIVATE STANDS. In addition to the above, there were a large number of private stands for the sale of cigars, tobacco, candy, nuts, etc, eta, which were for the benefit or in the interest of no society other than their respective owners. At a late hour in the afternoon, they returned to the city, where, as hail been advertised, they were to wit ness a grand pyrotechnic dis play in the Court House yard. At the hour designated, (half-past eight), that p'ace and the adjoining streets, were thronged with spectators, numbering nearly ten thousand people. THE FIREWORKS. Under the supervision of Mr. John Cre tors, who was assisted by Messrs. Jno. W. Crancer, A. lVveaux, Jos. Farrell ami Fred. Eason, were begun, accompanied by the LeavenwortU-Concert Band, which was stationed on the north balcony of the court house, bj the discharge of a large number of rockets and Roman candles of various colored lights. After which a tine piece, displaying the word "Union," in red, white and blue, was fired, amid great ap plause. The next was a beautiful repre sentation of a shield and two Hags, in na tional colore, supported on either side by exploding mines and rockets of silver rain. A silver cascade next greeted the eyes of the immense concourse. On either side of this was a representation of the sun ami a transparent revolving star. "The Saxon Quadrille" wa very Iwauti ful and brilliant. After a short interval, during which time, several national airs were played bv the band, the next piece consisting of a KEVOI.VINC ULOI'.P, accompanied by a tri-colored fountain anil a shower of colored rockets was let oil" with good eflect. THE EMERALD JEWEL, together with a shower of golden stars and colored meteors, was then displayed, and as considered one of the most brilliant of the evening. Following this, was the prin cipal feature, which consisted of a life sized representation of GEN. GEORGE WASHINGTON on hor-e back; on the left of which appear ed in red, white and blue letters, the words "July I," and on the right, the figures u177("" The whole accompanied by the explosion of a battery of bomb, rockets, fountain of lire, gold and silver magic wheel, etc. This last piece cost $100 alone, and was the most splendid afl'air of the evening. Ever and anon during the darkness le tween the explosions of the fire-works, the north side of the Court Houe would he lighted up with a lurid glow of red lights from the top of the large building on the corner of Delaware and Fifth street, occu pied by Wm. Booth, Esq., whose window were illuminated with Chinese lanterns, and Thompson's drug store, presenting with the dark form, of the platform, and the men operating the fire-works, a singularly clear p cttire. Then, again, the spectator would c-j startled by the dull sound of an explod ing rocket sent up from some remote por tion of the city, and look up in time to see the spray of fire falling from it BEACON FIRES were to be seen on every hill top surround ing the city, and every house on the prin cipal streets, was brilliantly illuminated. . mong the most noticable of the illumina ions of private lesidcnces, was GOV. CABNEVV, o.i the corner of Fourth and Walnut rtreeU. V thousand bright rays of light gleamed f-om every pane of glass on the four sides ni the large cupola, which could have been ilaiuly ss.cn for miles. The resilience of JCK.E IDE, en the corner of Fifth avenue and Marshall .ircct, was alo brightly illuminated, and reemeil at or.e time to he on, fire. The follow ing building were encircled with bright belt of Chinese lanterns and otherwise hand somely decorated for the display : A. I!eiga's store, Missouri Pacific office, j. F. Richard, Humphreys's drug store, Mrs. Lockhart's milinery store, EsgerdorfPs drug store, Mansion House, Gable A: Kirk's store, Crowley's store ; J. Foley's gas fitting establishment; Gordon Bros.' stores, Plant ers' House, Continental Hotel, St. James Hotel, Hersli field's buildin?, Sidney Smith & Son's building, Crew & I'rcm., Abernathy L'roH.' store, anil C. Carples' store ; together with hundreds of other places of business; and residences all over the city, making it for the while a scene of beauty long to be remembered. AT THE CATHEDRAL, High Mass was celebrated at 7:30, by Rev. Hayden. The choir rendered Stoecklein's Mass, the choir being full, with Prof. Hoff man at the organ. A very line audience was in attendance. AT THE SYNAGOGUE services commenced at 8.30. The reading of the Declaration of Independence by Mr. Meyer Freidmen. The choir then rendered Rossini' "Be grateful O Lord ;" then an oration by Mr. Henry Wollman, in which be displayed good talent a a reader. This a followed by a solo by Mrs. I. N. Ifersh field. "Hail Columbia" was then rendered by the choir. A prayer was after the sing ing offered by Mr. Loriea. The choir then sang "Hallelujah." The choir consisted of Mr. R. N. Hershfield and Miss B. Roth schild, soprano; Miss Kate Mason, alto; Mr. J. . Joerger, tenor; Mr. C. Carples, huso, with Mr. Harris at the organ. The Synagogue was very finely decorated with flags and wreaths, and made a splendid a earance, and was well filled during the exercises. TnE FORT. At five o'clock in the afternoon, after the general exercises had been concluded at the Arsenal Grove, a pleasant picnic was en joyed by the young people belonging to the garrison, at the parade ground, and the exercises, consisting of vocal and instru mental music, passed off very nicely. In the evening, a grand centennial ball sras begun under the shade of the trees, in which the parents of the children and the yocnger officers and ladies joined, dressed in CoBtinental costumes. A most pleasant evening was enjoyed until about 11 o'clock. THE OXBXABT PftZSS Th Chicago Tribune calls attention to the fact that the Liberal-German papers of the country are generally supporting the Hayes and Wheeler ticket. Twenty daily German newspapers have come out for the national ticket. Following is the list: Baltimore Wetter, Buffalo Freie Frette. Buffalo laglicAer Jlepublilaner, Cleveland AiKxe'jer, Cincinnati Freie Jressr, Chicago Freie Prette, Davenport Demohal, Detroit AbmdpoJ, Kansas Freie Freae, Louisville VolhUaO, Milwaukee Germania, MirmeuAa Staats-Zeiiuny, New York Dtmobat, Sew Jeney Freie-Zeituny, Philadelphia Freie Preae, Pittsburg Prei-htibfrrmui, Rochester Btcbachier, Retding Isstf-wsstedo Erpress, 1 Washington Journal. ;cS! h? ' ,'