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The Address of Commander-in-chief Fairchild. ST. Louis, September 28— The head of the procession reached the Grand Army arch that spans Olive street at Twelfth at noon, and Commander-in-Chief Fairchild, General Sherman, Vice President Hannibal Hamlin, the war Governors and other dis tinguished guests left their carriages and took their positions on the grand stand. Just east of the arch across the street and facing the grand stand Grand Marshal Grier and stall'sat in their saddles, while the rain increased in volume and for an hour and a half poured down on the heads of the passing soldiers. Missouri's con tingent was twenty-live minutes in pass int:. Illinois' was fifteen, and Kansas' twelve. Other States were represented by posts and regiments. Along the line of march were thousands of boys in blue, who thought it too wet to march. In the balcony of the grand stand Commander-in Chief Fairchild and General Sherman, partly protected from the storm, bowed to the boys as they passed, acknowledging continually the cheers that went up from each poet' as they filed by in company front. Here and there through the differ ent divisions marched a colored post. Their salute was invariably a signal for applause from those on the grand stand, which sev eral times was taken up by the crowd and prolonged into hearty cheers. The drip ping flags received much boisterous notice, and as a squad carrying the tattered rem nants of a battle flaP; passed by the en thusiasm became n^'iounded. Thoughout the column an occ5£onal warrior carried a cane or pole on which was dangling a I hicken, a leg of mutton or a side of bacon, a cabbage or some other representative of a I'oragiDg expedition or commissary stores. Sr. Louis, September 28.— The encamp ment was opened in due form in the enter tainment hall of the exposition building, at 3 p. m. The Commander in Chief, Gen. Fairchild, presided. The following committee on credentials was appointed : General Gray, Thomas G. Stewart of Pennsylvania, John Thacher of Connecticut, James E. Stewart, of Ohio, E. Henry Jenks, of Rhode Island. The annual address of the commander in chief, which is very long, was then pre sented. The General began by sending greetings to the people of the Pacific coast tor their hospitality and cordial reception last year. He sincerely congratulated the order that they were permitted to gather n this great metropolis, and thanked the citizens of St. Louis for their generous wel come. He was pleased to announce the permanent and healthy growth of the Grand Army of the Republic and the strong love for the order entertained by the loyal people of this country. That this may con tinue, he earnestly cautioned every mem ber that he must keep a watchful gnard over himself when he acts or speaks as a member of the G. A R, and not uncon sciously further schemes foreign to the legitimate purposes of the organization. Article 'J, forbidding the use of the organi zation lor partisan purposes had, so far as he new, been strictly obeyed in the letter and spirit. From Adjutant General Gray's report he learned that the total number of members borne on the rolls of the order at the last national encampment was 320,499. The number reported June 30, 1887, was .'572,674, an actual gain in five quarters of 46,157. The increase of members in the ninety days ending June 30, 1887, in good standing, was 15,010. In 1880 there were 60,634 members. In the last five quarters there have been mustered into the Grand Army 72,345. There were reported June 30, 1887, in good standing 330,502 ; sus pended, 25,220 ; by delinquent reports 10, 892. The total at the last returns borne upon the rolls 372,674. an increase in the membership that must be gratifying to all members. The amount reported expended in char ity Irom March, 1880, to March, 1887, in clusive, is $253,934 43. This money was disbursed to 17,070 comrades and their families, and 899 others were assisted, making 20,600 individuals who had re ceived benefits during the year. Hr. Louis, September 28.—The grand parade finished up the march in the heavi est shower of the week, and the visitors had scarcely sought shelter when the rain ceased, and within an hour the sun peeped out from behind the clouds, for the first tune since Sunday. The clouds drifted Tapidly away and by night the atmosphere was clear. The committee had waited all the week to give the visitors a grand illumination, and soon after dark 100,000 gas jets along 4th and 5th streets and Washington avenue were a blaze of light. Many colored globes in arches and clusters along either side of the street, with an immense arch in the midst of every block, spanning the way, reflected the brilliancy of an oriental fes tival. The Grand Army badges and trans parencies ot war scenes, in cathedral glass, added beauty to the brilliancy, and the gloom of the week was dispelled in the glory of the night. Many comrades have gone home but many thousands of visitors still remain to enjoy the grandeur of the rich scenes. Ht. Louis, September 29.—Another rain set in to-day, making everything comfort less. The outgoing trains are filled with Grand Army veterans and friends, who have given up the attempt to enjoy the national encampment. The reunion by Slates and Territories at Forest I'ark was made featureless by the absence of Gen. Sherman and the war governors. They had already two days mingled shelterless in the storm with the rank and file. St. Louis, September 29.—The Women's Relief Corps resumed its session to-day, and the reports of officers were received. Daring the session a telegram was re ceived from Mrs. General Logan, thanking the corps for the message of sympathy and greeting. This evening the local relief corps gave a reception to the comrades of the G. A. R. and the Women's Relief Corps, which was largely attended. The veterans and visitors were given a grand entertainment to-night by the Trades Dtsplay Association. The contest for the commandtr-in-chief fchip is waxing warm, but nothing tangible can be evolved as yet from the numerous rumors. St. Louis, September 29.—The National Kucampment, G. A. R., assembled this morniDg at 9 o'clock. The reports of com mittees was resumed, the first in order l*ing the committee on pensions. They relate their efforts to procure liberal legis lation from Congress and the fate ol the dependent pension bill. The committee "ere at Washington during the debates in Congress over the hill. It was far from "hat they wanted bat it at least would have removed 12,DUO veterans from public pauper houses. They call attention to the Mexican pension bill, far more liberal than the one for pensioning the soldiers against the rebellion. This bill met the approval the President, and they were fairly stunned when, from the same hand, came a veto of the measure of a like principle hut infiuitismal in a degree for the veter ans of the war against treason. They ap pealed to the Grand Army of the Repub lic and the response came from 300,000 members in no uncertain tones. 1 iie committee, therefore, prepared a tiew pension bill. This bill makes a pro vision for pensions to all veterans who are ^ may hereafter become unable to earn icir own livelihood, for the direct contin of in uacce of pensions to widows in their own right, for an increase of the present pittance to minor children, and for the fathers or mothers fr im aDy date of dependence. Such a law would at once remove fully 12,000 veterans from the public alms houses where they now rest, making them pensioners in stead ot panpers, and would provide pen sions lor tally as many more now depen dent upon private charity, and put into the general pension laws for the first time a recognition of the principle that pensions may be granted to the survivors of the late war without absolute proof of disability arising from service—proof almost impos sible to procure after a lapse of more than twenty years. The bill is similar in general principles to that vetoed, but the objectionable pau per clause is omitted, making this a dis ability and not a dependent bill. The re sult of submitting this bill to the comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic shows that whatever legislation some comrades desire, they are practically unanimous for everything contained in this bill, whatever else may be desirable. The committee knows from an experience of five years that any additional legislation is only to be secured inch by inch alter the most per sistent effort. Your committee therefore recommend a continuance of earnest efforts in favor of the bill prepared by this committee, granting pensions to all veterans now disabled or in need ; to mothers and fathers from date of depend ence, and a continuance of pensions to widows in their own right,and increase from minor children. All the recommendations lor an an increase and equalization of pen sions; for special disabilities made in his recent report by Pension Commissioner Black ; a pension of $12 per month to all widows of honorably discharged soldiers and sailors ol' the late war; increased pen sions for severe disabilities, substantially as presented in the bill prepared by the United States Maimed Veterans League ; pensions for survivors of rebel prisons, substantially as presented in the bill of the National Association of Prisoners of War ; increased pensions for loss of hearing or eyesight.; a re-enactment of the arrear law; an equitable equalization of bounties ; some pension for the widow of the repre sentative volunteer soldiers of the Union army, John A. Logan ; and both to the widows of those typical regulars, Thomas, "the Rock, of Cbicamauga," and Hancock, always the superb. The report was adopted without debate. The committee on the annual address of the oommander-in-Cbief endorses the ad dress, and congratulates the Commander-in Chief Fairchild and the Grand Army of the Republic upon his administration for the past year, stating that all the official acts and every sentiment contained in the address meets the approval ot the com mittee. They believe, with the approval of the comrades, that to the discharge of the delicate and arduous duties of the high office, deservedly be loved by the twentieth national en campment, Comrade Fairchild brought rare tact and talent. He has fearlessly and faithfully discharged every duty, al ways having in view the best interests ot the Grand Army of the Republic. They recommend the presentation ol a proper testimonial to him. They desire to special ly express their approval of general orders Nos. 1, 2 and 13, believing as they do that it is entirely improper and contrary to the rules of order for poets to express themselves by official action at the request ot persons on the out side of the Grand Army of the Republic upon any subject or question, unless offi cially authorized or requested to do so through the regular official channels of the organization. They recommend the ap pointment of Past Commander-in Chief R. B. Beath, as historian of the order, and en dorse the recommendation of permanent national headquarters, and approve ot the suggestion that the general government include in the next decennial census an enmeration ot the Union soldiers aDd sail ors of the late war who maybe living in 1890. The report was unanimonsls adopted, with rousing cheers for Fairchild. The Department of Pennsylvania pre sented to every delegate and other person entitled to a seat in the convention a me morial bronze medalion of Lucius Fairchild, present commander-in-chief. The report of the committees on the re turns made by the various general officers were read, commending their service, etc. The committee on resolutions reported back a large number of resolutions, among them being one in regard to polygamy in Utah, on which the committee reported ad versely on the ground that the matter was foreign to the purpose of the G. A. R. and political in its nature. The report caused much discussion but was finally adopted. Vandervoort, of Nebraska, and others claimed that one of the objects of the G. A. R was to encourage honor and parity in public affairs, and that this was strictly in the line of its work. Other resolutions state that the govern ment should furnish each honorably dis charged soldier, sailor or marine, on appli* cation, his medical record. That there should be a place set apart, by law, at the Capitol where all captured flags and other trophies of the war may be preserved and displayed. The sub committee on reso lutions, to whom was referred the report of and greeting from the 5th national con vention of the Women's Relief Corps, recommended that the Grand Army most heartily endorse that auxillery order and the work the Corps is engaged in. St. Louis, September 29.—The Grand Army will meet in Columbus, Ohio, in 1888, during the week of the centennial anniversary of the settlement of that city. St. Louis, September 30.—This after noon the evacuation of the city by the rank and file of the G. A. R. was com plete except in the case of the Californians. They were still quarted in the armory in the rear of their stores of delicious fruits, which are to be given away to the public Saturday night. Already tens of thou sands of people have filed down the aisles of l'rnit between the six tables, each 200 feet long. The main interest, however, centered in the election of Commander. Gen. Slocum, who has been so prominently mentioned for the office, was at the Exposition hall miDgling with the delegates. Maj. War ren, also a candidate, was making no per sonal effort, but leaving the canvass to his friends. The committee on resolutions reported back the resolution offered by Yandervort in regard to the veto of the dependent pension bill and the pension to Mrs Logan. The committee recommended the adoption of that part relerriDg to Mrs. Logan's pen sion and the rejection of the balance. St. Louis, September 30.—4:05 p. m.— Judge Rae, of Minnesota, was elected Commander-in-Chief of the G. A. R. on the first ballot by a majority of 24. St. Louis, September 30.—That portion of Yandervoort's resolution which was re ported adversely upon is in three sections, which state in substance that, "While no body of citizens can have no more exalted respect for the office of President of the United States than we, yet this does not obscure oar perception to blame unworthy acts of the incumbent of that high posi tion or deprive ns of the right of criticism. While we recognize that the disapproval of any measure is his constitutional preroga tive we cannot feel that this involves also the'privilege of going beyond the bounds of that power to officially insult or Blander broken down and needy men to whom the nation owes everything. ' The last resolution states at length that in vetoing the dependent pension hill, which was the least measure of justice that could have been asked, and d'd not repre sent a tithe of what is due those gallant men, the President has violated a pledge made to the soldiers when they flocked to the aid of the country at the time of her greatest peril ; has thwarted the express will ol a gratelnl people, and inflicted irre parable cruelty upon those who should be objects of the tenderest consideration. The bill would have rescued deserving soldiers from the charity of the alms house. After the report of the committee was made, Mr. Vandevoort opened the debate on the matter, claiming the Grand Army should have the courage of its convictions and vote as they felt on this qnestion. Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio speke in favor of the re port and said he had as much feeling upon the pension question as any other man, but he Btood as a representative of a body of men greater than the President of the Uni ted States, greater than the Congress of the United States and more dignified in their utterances than the President had shown himself to be. He said the question was more important than any other that had ! been submitted ; it was what the encamp ment ought to do. Whether it ought to make platforms for political parties orstate its position in a dignified manner as though there never had been a President of the United States, the Grand Army should stand as a mouutain stands upon the plain, regardless of the coyotes at the foot of it, proclaiming in majestic words that it was in favor of this pension legislation and op posed to everv attack upon the interests of soldiers. After further debate Mr. Yacder voort's amendment was overwhelmingly defeated and the report of the committee adopted by vote of 318 to 173. The com mittee presented majority and minority reports of $8 a month or service pension bill. The majority report is against it and the minority are in its favor. St. Louis, September 30.—A committee was appointed to get up a testimonial to present to Commander-in-Chief Fairchild. In the election of officers, the following were the nominations for Commander-in Chief for the ensuing year: Gen. Slocum, Gen. Rea, Gen. Anthony and Gen. Grier. Slocum received 153, Anthony 66, Grier 18 and Rea 294. Sherman received 1 and Warren, of Missouri, 1. Rea was declared elected. He was escorted to the platform by the defeated candidates, Anthony and Grier, and returned thanks to the Encamp ment. The rules were suspended, and Nelson Cole, of Missiouri, was elected Senior Vice Commander. The Junior Vice Commander chosen was John I). Linahan, of New Hampshire. General Lawrence Donohue was elected Seargent General. Rev. Edward Anderson was elected Chap lain-in-Chief. When the committee on rules and regu lations summitted their report, the portion to enable a certain class of persons to enter the order who bad served in the field, but had never been mustered into the service, was defeated. The committee on the Logan monument recommended that a fund be provided for the erection of an equestrian statue at Washington. Governor Alger subscribed a thousand dollars and Geo. C. Lemmon, of New York, a thousand dollar. The officers were duly installed. Minneapolis, Sept. 30.—The news of the election of Judge J. P. Rea of Minneap olis as commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, was received here with mach satisfaction. Judge Rea was born October 13tB, 1840, in lower Oxford township, Chester county, Pennsylvania. His father owns a woolen factory there and he remained there till September 18,1860, when he went to Piqua, Ohio, and taught school. He enlisted in 1861 in the lïth Ohio infantry and at the close of the war was captain and brevet msjor, with a gal lant record. He finished a classical course in Wesleyan college, Delaware, Ohio, stud ied law in Lancaster, Pa., and was admit ted to the bar in 1868. He was internal revenue assessor for the ninth district of Pennsylvania from 1869 to 1875. In De cember, 1876, he moved to Minneapolis and was engaged for a long time in newspaper work. In 1877 he was chosen probate jndge, declined renomination in 1880 and resumed law practice. In 1886 Governor Hubbard appointed him jndge of the dis trict court and he was afterwaeds elected to a seven year term to the same office. Of late years he has figured prominently in G. A. R. affairs. St. Louls, October 1.—The national council of administrators of the Grand Army of the Republic includes among its thirty-eight members the following gentle men: Cecil A. Dean, of Denver ; F. A. Mot ley, of Portland, Oregon ; A. W. Barrett, of Los Angeles, Cala ; P. R. Dolman, Butte, Mont; O. Summer, Portland, Oregon; Jas. H. Purdv, San Francisco ; Chas. M. Holton, North Yackima, W. T.; T. C. Bailey, Salt Lake. Lake. The new president of the Women's Relief Corps is Mrs. Hampton, of Michigan. St. Louis, October 1 —The Woman's Relief Corps have elected the following of ficers for the ensuing year: Mrs. Emma S. Hampton, Detroit, Mich., national presi dent. Mrs. Cora Day YonDg, Toledo, Ohio, senior vice president. Mrs. Mary J. In graham, New Jersey, junior vice president. Mrs. Sarah C. Nichols, An born, N. Y., in stituting and installing officer. Mrs. Ar mela A. Cheney, Detroit, secretary. Re ports show that the corps now numbers 50.000 members. They have distributed $50,000 in charity besides caring for wid ows and orphans and contributing to the support of eoldiere' homes and soldiers' or phans' homes. The closing act of the week's entertainment was the giving of a breakfast at the Southern hotel this morn ing to the visiting journalists by the local press committee. Gen. Fairchild, Ex-Vice President HamliD, Governor Sprague of Rhode Island, Governor Beaver of Penn sylvania and several journalists spoke. St. Louis, October 2—The following ad ditional officers were elected by the Wo mans Relief Corps last evening: Treasurer, Mrs.'Elizabeth A. Tnrner of Boston ; Chap lain,^'Mrs. Mary Garrara, Clinton, Iowa : in spector not announced ; counselor, Mrs. Kate B. Sherwood, Toledo, Ohio; institu ting and installing officer, Mrs. S. C. Nich ols, Anburn, N. Y. ; executive board, Na tional Counselor Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller, life member, Boston; Mrs. Elizabeth D. A. Kinne, San Francisco; Mrs. Charity H. Craig. Yiroqna, Wis. ; Mrs. Clara T. Nich ois, Des Moines, Iowa ; Mrs. Julia B. Sice, Rockford, Ills.; Mrs. Margaret Wickins, Sebatha, Kansas. . St. Louis, October 2.— The Republican, this morning, printed verbatim the report of all the debates that occurred at the secret session of the G. A. R. encampment. As some of the speaches were bitter in tone, and the entire discussion was de cidedly juicy, it is likely the report will create something of a sensation, not only among the G. A. R. people, but among all persons in the country interested in the pension question. The report in question makes eleven columns. Educational Affairs. Washington, October 2.— The report of the commissioner of education for the fiscal year just completed she ws that the condi tion and progress hitherto characteristic of American education has been in general maintained during the year. A brief ac count is given of the measures taken in the interest of education in Alaska. There are fifteen government schools in operation in that territory. To meet the urgent needs the commissioner recom aonds the estab lishment of twenty-tbiee other schools there and also an appropriation of $50,000. THE JOURNEY. Cleveland's Reception up the Su>que hanmi Valley. Washington, September 3u.—The Yes tibule train, with President Cleveland and party on board, left Baltimore and Potomac station at 10 o'clock this morning. About fifty persons gathered in front of the White House this morning to witness the Presi dent and Mrs. Cleveland's departure. The weather, which has been rainy and [dis agreeable for three days, cleared off beauti fully, jnst in time to verify the proverbial good luck of the President. At 9:45 a. m. a carriage drove up at the north front and the President, Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Folsom and Lena, Mrs. Cleveland s maid, entered and were driven to the railroad station. The President wore his usual black suit, while Mrs. Cleveland was dressed in brown silk. At the station a special train had been rnn hack nearly to the entrance of the building. An ordinary car had been at tached lor the accommodation of the rail road and train meD, which was to be de tached at Baltimore. At that city the cars which at the start were headed by the palace car are to be reversed so as to bring the observation compartment in the rear. Toe train looked handsome in its new paint and glistening bronze. Through the plate glass windows could be seen baskets of jaequemenot roses and other cut flowers. From the waiting rooms a enrious crowd eyed the train, and eveiy member of the party as they arrived. Marshal Wilson was early at the depot. He was followed hy Secretary Fairchild. Col. and Mrs. Lamont, with their two chil dren, arrived next and went immediately to the train. Secretaries Whitney and Endicott pre ceded the Presidential party by a few minutes. Dr. Bryant and Mr. Bissell had already arrived and taken their places in the train. At. 9.50 the President made his appearance at the station. He was escorted by Marshal Wilson. Mrs. Cleve land and her mother came next, and their maid followed them. 0 u i te a crowd of newspaper men, railroad officials and other privileged persons had been admitted to the platform. Most of them raised their hats and the salutes were returned by the party. Secretary and Miss Bayard hurried up at this moment and hoardetj the train with the President and Mrs. Cleveland. Engine 46, in charge of Engineer Frank Carver, had just backed down and coupled ou to the the train, which was nnder the direction of Conductor C. A. Haverstick. The members of the Cabinet, Mrs. Folsom and Bayard said farewell, and exactly at 10 a. m. the train moved off on its long jonrney. Baltimohk, September 30.—The Presi dential train reached Baltimore in one hour and twenty minutes after leaving Wash ington. The announcement that the party would arrive to-day bad attracted about 1,000 persons to the depot, fully one-half of which were Jadies. The President and Mrs. Cleveland were seen about the center of the car. He sat near the window and to the request to go to the platform shook his head. At 11:15 a sharp signal for de parture was given and the train pulled out ol the depot. There was no demon stration by the people assembled at the station. YORK, Pa., September 30.—The special train bearing the President and Mrs. Cleve land reached here at 11 o'clock. It passed very slowly through the city, but didn't stop. President Cleveland stood upon the rear platform and bowed pleasantly to the assemblage. All along the line of the rail road in the city people were gathered, and at the depot an immense crowd had as sembled. Frequent cheers greeted the President and Mrs. Cleveland. Ha rrisburg, Pa., September 30.—Presi dent Cleveland and party arrived shortly after 2 o'clock. Seven thousand people thronged the depot and cheered as the train slowly made its way through the mass of humanity, which could not be driven back by the police. The President and Mrs. Cleveland stood upon the rear platform and bowed to the people. PittsUUEG, September 30.—The ride np the Susquehanna and Juniata valleys was delightiul. At all points the inhabitants turned out in force waving fiags, handker chiefs, shouting and cheering. No feature of the entertaining panorama was lost or nnerjoytd by the President aDd his wife. To every welcoming demonstration was a courteous acknowledgment. At Altoona there was a roariDg crowd, filling every inch of the platform and all the open region about. The President stepped down to the platform and an attempt was made to make a pass through the multi tude before him to give an opportunity for handshaking, but despite the commands, threats, entreaties, and even blows, of those who tried to manage the affair, the people surged ahead from both sides and in front as well. Mrs. Cleveland created a diver sion and afforded a measure of relief by retreating to the parlor of the car and seating herself in front of one of the large plate glass windows. The flanks of the multitude caught sight of the picture and crowded around to look upon it. The President now stepped back upon the car platform, as the allotted time was np, but even now they were unwilling to let him go. The last hand he shook was that of a man who climbed the roof of the car and hung his head dowards over the rear end. The whole exciting episode lasted only four or five minutes. There was not a sign of intentional rudeness throughout, bnt not withstanding the good nature and well meant enthusiasm, an expression of hope is warranted that better arrangements will be made ahead. The President admitted as he re-entered the car that he never had quite such an experience before. The only thing he regretted, however, was that such arrangements had not been made as would have given a greater num ber the opportunity of meeting him. At a point called Grapeville the train was halted and the occupants summoned to the rear of the platform. A roariDg sound was heard from the hillside. Noth ing was visible save the lights in a few scattered farm houses. Developments were awaited in silence. Then some one on the hillside lighted a Roman candle and aimed its discharge toward the point from where the roaring came, and soon two flames, each ten feet broad, leaped into the air to a height of J00 feet, showing the nearer hills in a weird, uncanny fashion and more dimly bringing out the ghosts of those behind. The President's party much eDjoyed this natural exhibition. The President and Mrs. Cleveland, in reply to an inquiry, declared that this first day's journey had been delightful through out. When the train reached Pittsburg the press of people was almost unbearable. The train was twenty minutes late, having waited that length of time in the city limits to witness the illumination ol natural gas stand pipes. hen the train approached the Union station red fires burned along the bluffs, aDd the houses on the streets below were illuminated and decorated with a multitude of colored banners. As soon as the train came to a stop Superintendent Pitcairn conducted the ladies of the W. C. T. U. to Mrs Cleve land, to whom they presented a beautiful floral offering bearing the inscription : "In thee shall the nations of the earth be blessed." In the meantime varions Demo cratic organizations crowded upon the platform of the rear car to shake hands with the President. The train waited bnt five minutes, and as it passed along the track and into the porta! of the tunnel westward bound the crowd slowly c?i. persed. IndianaI'OLIS, October 1.—Daybreak this morning found the President's tram in Ohio, about two hours west of Colum bus. It is now moving upon single track lines and its printed special time card bore the legend, "This train will run extra, with absolute right of way over all trains '' Th* night had been passed comfortably by the excursionists and without any uotab e incident. A brass baDd serenade was ex perienced a little before midnight and from time to time, at stopping places, voices were heard calling to each other in the darkness, "Where is he?'' About a thus and people were at the station in Colum bus when the train arrived at 4.30 o'clock. They were very qoiet, gathering about the rear platform and contenting themselves with looking at the car which contained the President. A telegram had been re ceived hy Col J.amont at Pittsburg from Congressmau Outhwarte urging a stop at Columbus, but a reply was made that owing to the early hour it would he im possible. In Cradford Junction at seven o'clock, the President made his first appearance and greeted the little crowd of a hundred or more which had gathered about his car with a hearty "Good morning.' - "We would like also to see your wife, 1 ' said odc of the crowd. "That is impossible now," replied the President. "She has a hard day's task before her and is resting." "Well, we are right glad to see yon, sir," said the spokesman of the crowd. "I thank you for that," rejoined the Presi dent, "but of the two 1 expect you would prefer to see Mrs. Cleveland." At Richmond, Ind., a half acre of solid humanity awaited the traiD. The five minute stop was spent in hand-shakiDg,the Presideut remaining upon the platform of his car and graspiDg the hands reached up to nim. Breaklast was the only incident of the run from Richmond to Indianapolis. St. Louis, October 3 —A reception to Mrs. Cleveland this noon, given by Mrs. Mary Scanlon, was attended by abent 150 guests, the most fashionable and beautiful women of St. Louis. The ladies were pre sented to Mrs. Cleveland by Mrs. Scanlon aDd she pressed their hands and bad some pleasant word for each of them as they passed. After meeting all she was escorted to the state dining room and seated at the center table with the hostess and fonr fa vored guests. When luncheon was finished the Catholic sisters and teachers of schools in the neighborhood were presented to Mrs. Cleveland, she remaining seated at the ta ble. On arising she was escorted immedi ately to her carriage, which was almost buried in flowers, gifts of school children, and was driven to the Lindell hotel. St. Louis, October 4 —To day's pro gramme for the entertainment of the Pres ident comprises a reception, a boat ride to the fair grounds, a gorgeous evening pa geant, a ball and the departure for Chicago. At 9 o'clock the President was met at the hotel by a committee, and escorted to the court house under the protection of a troop of mounted police. For two honrs there was a reception of the Commercial Travel ers' Association in the rotunda of the court house, which was handsomely decorated with evergreens and hunting. About five hundred traveling men passed by the Pres ident in single file. Following them was a crowd, and the liand-shakiDg continued until 10:40. The reception over, the Presi dent hurried to a carriage and was driven to an excursion boat. At the same time Mrs. Cleveland left the hotel and was aboard of the boat a few minutes later than the President, and the vessel steamed down the river for a trip to Jefferson Bar racks. The saloon of the vessel was hand somely adorned with flowers and the United States Arsenal Band w:is in at tendance. There were between three bun ded and four hundred invited guests aboard. The trip was gotten up as a relief for the President and Mrs. Cleveland from the al most constant round of receptions and other festivities. The boat ran down stream about eight miles and then turned, reach ing the landing again at 12:30. Reception to G. A. R. Chief. MINNEAPOLIS, October 3 — Commander in-Chief J. P. Ray of the Grand Army of the Republic, arrived in the city this even ing and was tendered a grand reception. In a speech he attributed bis election to a desire of the Grand Army to compliment Minneapolis on the magnificent reception of the national encampment three years ago. He disclaimed any political aspira tions. Reception ot the Grand Utiicers. Los Angeles, Sept. 30.—The officers of the sovereign grand lodge of Odd Fellows, who left Denver September 25th, arrived here to-day to visit points for holding the next annual session of the sovereign grand lodge. Among the members of the party were Hon. J. H. White, grand sire; Lient. Gen. John C. Underwood, deputy grand sire; John W. Hokes, past grand sire. The visitors were received by the mayor, local Odd Fellows lodge and leading citizens and a parade was held in the afternoon, fol lowed by a reception at the opera house, where Mayor Workman formally extended the city's Welcome. Elected Commander. Cleyeland, September 28.—The fol lowing officers were elected to day by the National Command of the Union Veter ans Union, which is in annual session here: Commander-in-Chief—M. A. Dillon, of Washington, D. C. First Deputy Commander—Wm. T. Clark, of Cleveland. Second Deputy Commander—John A. Fulwiler, of Illinois. Snrgeon General—Dr. Charles Lloyd, of Massachusetts. Chaplain in Chief— Col. G. M. Elliott, of Kansas. Military Encampment Opened. Chicago, October 3.—The International Military Encampment was formally opened this afternoon, amid the booming of can non and the sound of bugles. A big crowd of spectators attended the opening, despite the soggy ground and high, cold wind pre vailing. When the order had been read naming the camp after General Sheridan and a score of georgeonsly attired bands had finished a simultaneous rendition of "The Star SpaDgled Banner," Mayor Roche came forward and heartily welcomed the foreign regular and national troops. The speech-making was succeeded hy a variety of drills, which lasted all the after noon. The principal arrivals to-day were the Third regiment of Wisconsin and the Second regiment of Minnesata. The Dan ish and Norwegian contingents were re ported this morning to be greatly dissatis fied with the patent barrack teDts assigned them. They are represented as claiming that the quarters are not np to the standard of what they expected. Col. Gibson's Recommendation. Washington, October 1.—The Secretary of the Interior has nnder consideration a recommendation, made by Col. Geo. Gib son, of the Fifth Infantry, commanding the military post at Fort Keogh, Montana, that the remnant of the Northern Cheyenne baud of Indians, now living at Fine Ridge ager cy, on the Sioux reservation, in Da kota, be permanently removed to ToDgne River agency, in Montana, where a large part of the tribe has been located since 1882. The qnestion in this connection is whether there is, in the Tongue River reservation, a sufficient quantity of land to supply the needs of all nnder severalty. MONTANA AFFAIRS. O/iominiicatioii From Governor Leslie to the Secretary ot the In terior. Washington. October 1.—The Secre tary of ihe Interior has rtceived, through the Commissioner of Agriculture, a eom muoication from Govtrnor Leslie, of Mon tana, transmitting a report from the Veter inary Surgeon of that Territory, relating to a disei *e, kno wn as "glanders," existing among horses within the Crow reservation, and also a letter from Indian Agent WilliamsoD, on a disease that prevails to a limited extent among horses on the reser vation, and says that he regards it as most important that steps should be taken to stamp out the disease while it is in its in fancy. The Indian agent joins the Gov ernor and Veterinary Surgeon in urging iDg immediate action, and asks that pro visions be made to recompense the Indians for affected horses that are killed. He says the Indians are not alarmed at the presence of the disease amongst their ani mals, as its symptoms so much resemble distemper, with which their horses have always been more or less affreted, and are nnwiiliDg to kill the diseased ones except on premise of compensation. The Commissioner of Agriculture recom mends that, as its bureau of animal indus try has no jurisdictson within the reserva tion, the interior Department take such steps as are necessary to cause the destruc tion of the affected horses, in order to pre vent the spread of the disease, and to pro tect the lives of the people as well as the animals o( the adjoining States and Terri tories. TIONTANA INDIANS. Reasons Assigned for Firim Crow Agency. on the Washington, October 3. —A dispatch from Acting Adjutant Vincent, at St. Faul, was to-day received at the War Depart ment through General Terry, statiDg that a number of Crow Indians had just re turned from a raid on the Fiegans to their agency in Montana and had fired into the agency buildings and were defiant and hos tile. The agent, unable to arrest them with the Indian police, requested that mil itary be sent. Two troops were at once dispatched from Fort Custer, but they found the condition of affairs more serions than was expected and were unable to effect the arrest of the Indians, and the department commander was appealed to for instructions. In forwarding the dispatch General Terry makes the following endorsement : "I find it difficult to understand this action of the Crows. The have always been well disposed and well behaved, ex cept in respect to feuds with other tribes. In onr Sioux trouble they were faithful and efficient allies. I fear there may be some cause for the present excitement that is not disclosed by the foregoing dis patch, and think it would be policy to de lay all attempts to make arrests till the excitement is abated. The Indian Bureau should send to the agency one of its most capable and trusted inspectors to examine and report upon the situation. I have in structed the commanding officer at Fort Custer to confine the action of the troops, till further orders, to the protection of the agent, his employes and the ageDcv prop erty." It is surmised that the trouble arose from an attempt by the agent to prevent the Indians from having their son dance when they were in a state of frenzy fol lowing their victorious campaign against their old time foes, the Fiegans. THE HOSTILES. Report ol Gen. Crook in Regard to the Fte*. Washington, September 30.— The War Department Las received Gen. Crook's re port of the recent Ute Indian trouble in Colorado. It is very lengthy and substan tiaily shows that the trouble was precipi tated altogether by the whites. The In dians were not guilty of horse stealing and had settled ibe dispute with the horse traders. Nevertheless warrants were issued for their arrest and attempts were made to serve them. Without any explanation the Indians were fired on aud without aDy cause. Afterwards, when they agreed to go to the reservation the Sheriff did not keep his agreement but preceded them with militia and deputies. Another con flict was precipitated in which two whites were killed and several wounded and one Indian killed and five fatally wounded. All that prevented a serious outbreak was the arrival of Lieut. Burnett, of the army, who succeeded in inducing the Indians to go to the reservation, leaving behind all of their property. From the outset, with but one slight interruption, the Indians were pursued incessantly, and in every case the whites were the aggressors. Colorow bad no desire to fight and made use of his weapon in self defense only. COLORADO TRAGEDY. Rail road Foreman Killed his men. by une of Denver, October 2 —A Fneblo special to the Republican says : Frank Campbell, foreman of a bridge gang on the Santa Fe railroad, was killed at 9 a. m. to-day by one of his men, Mike McGraw. The latter has been out of his right mind more or less since last sommer, when he became overheated. He thought Campbell was making efforts to iDjnre bim, and that he was an enemy. McGraw went to Camp bell's residence this morning, and after ex changing greetings walked with Campbell into his bed-room, the latter having agreed to go np the street with him as soon os he could change his clothes. As soon as the two men got into the bed-rc-om McGraw shot at Campbell three times, one ball tak ing effect within three inches ol' the heart. Campbell ran out into another part of the house, and when the neighbors arrived they found him lying on the kitchen floor with his head in his wife's lap. He was carried into the front room and died in a few minutes. After killing his best friend McGraw rnshed out of the back door and shot himself through the head, dying in stantly. McGraw was single and from New York. Campbell leaves a wife and three children, and was originally from Vermont. Land Decision Reversed. Washington, September 30.—The Sec retary of the Interior to-day reversed the decision of the Commissioner of the Gen eral Land Office, of February, 1886, in the case of Donald McRae vs. the Northern Pacific. The qnestion at issue was whether the Northern Pacific have a grant of the lands from near Portland. Oregon, to Paget Sound. Washington Territory, a distance of about forty miles. The Commissioner found that the company had no grant. This de cision the secretary reverses. He finds that the joint resolutions of Congress approved May 31st, 1870, makes a grant of the land between said points. It is said that 15,000 acres are involved. Died. Pittsburg, October 1.—Thomas A. Arm strong, editor and proprietor of the National Labor Tribune, the leading labor jonrnal of the country, died this evening from the effects of a wound received in the late war. ANARCHISTS APPEAL. Opinion of Just ice Field in Regard to the Cases. Washington, September 28 — An Associ ated Press reporter called on Justice Field, of the U. S. Supreme Court, to-day and asked if aDy application had been made to him in behalf of the anarchists. The Jus tice replied that no application had been made. If an application was made, he said, to any jndge of the Supreme Court in the city of Washington, other than to the one from whose circuit the case should come, it would be referred to the Judge of that circuit ; in this case to Justice Harlan, and if he were not in the city then to the Chief Justice. Only on an absence of these two would a Justice outside the circuit act. What is the meaning, queried the re porter, of the dissenting opinion of Judge Hoffman, of California, in the Railway Commission case ? I am surprised, replied Justice Field Judge Heilman and Judge Sabin, District Judges, weie invited to sit on the bench of the Circuit Court when the case was argued although they were not legally members of the court. WheD the decision was ren dered Judge Hoffman was not on the bench and could not, according to the prac tice of the Federal Courts, dissent after j wan ] s . if he had desired to dissent it was j his doty to dissent then and not to offer a ! dissenting opinion a month afterwards. It I can have no legal significance and is oniy j a piece of legal impertinence. Chief Justice Waite and Justice Matth ! ews, when called on to-night, said they had received no application in the cases. I They expressed the same views as Justice Field as to the case properly belonging to 'Justice Harlan. Both Justices also said the case could only come before the Su preme Court on the ground that the consti tution or federal statute were involved. The fact that the trial was one of extra ordinary importance, they said, could have no hearing on the question of the court's jurisdiction over the case. THE .MORMONS. Report of the Commissioners on l tali Affairs. Washington, October 3.— G. L. Godfrey, A. B. Williams and Arthur L. Thomas constituting a majority of the Utah com mission, have filed with the Secretary of the Interior the annual report of the com mission on the afl'airs of that territory. A memorandum at the close states that Com missioners Carlton and McClernand, dis senting from many of the views expressed therein, do not sign the report. The popu lation of the territory is estimated at 200, 000, a gain of nearly 60,000 since 1880. The valuation of property assessed in the sever al counties of the territory is given as $35, 665,802. The prosperity of the past seven years, says the report, baa been equal to that ol any former period in the history of the territory. On April 1st of the present year the total Mormon population in the territories of Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Wyom ing and New Mexico and the states of Ne vada and Colorado was 162,383. For 1880 it was 40,000 The strength of the non-Mormon element is 55,000. This element now owns of the assessed property of the territory nearly one-third, exclusive ol' railroad property. The different religious denomi nations have now in Utah 62 churches who have control ol 77 schools, with an aggre gate of 6 688 pupils and 230 teachers. Since the passage of the Edmunds law in 1882, 541 persons have been indicted for unlaw ful cohabitation and 289 of these were con victed. The number convicted ot polyga my was 14 Many of the persons indicted have fled to escape arrest. In the enforce ment of the law, the report says, the offi cers of the federal courts in Utah are enti tled to special consideration. The national laws relatmg to bigamy and jolygamy have been in effective operation for about three years. The Mormon leaders and their obedient followers have made no concessions to its supremacy p.nd 'he issue is squarely main tained between tie assumed revelations and the laws of the land. The report then cites the already published results of the elec tion nnder the registry law on the first of August last and of the convention in June and the subsequent election participated in by the Mormons only,in which a consti tution was adopted with the view to ap plication to Congress for admission as a State. The Commission regards this as an effort to free the Mormon church from the toils which the firm attitude of the govern ment and the energetic coarse of the federal officers have thrown around it, and it op poses its consummation. During the yev the names of 67 men were reported to the Commission as having entered polygamy. The Commission renews its recommen dations of last year, except such as were enacted into laws at the last session of Congress. The Commission also recom mends that the authority be conferred upon the Governor of the Territory to ap point the following county officers : Clerks, Assessors, Recorders and Superintendents of district schools. In conclusion the Com mission submits that in its opinion the re sults which have followed from the pas sage of the Edmnnds act have been very beneficial to the Territory. It has pro vided a fair, honest and orderly system of elections, and it is universally conceded by the Mormons and non-Mormons that there has been no charge nor even a rumor of fraud in connection with the registration of votes and the conduct of elections since the Commission first commenced its work. Fatal Explosion. St. Louis, October 3.—Fonr persons-were killed and two seriously wounded by an explosion îd Geo. F. Fiant's flour mill this morning at 7:45 o'clock. The cause cf the explosion was an old boiler. Mrs. Thomas Sayers, wife of the foreman, was blown from the boiler room across the alley into a room sixty feet from where she was standing. She was killed, as was her hus band, who was bnried under the debris. Fritz Knhlman was also bnried in the mins and was taken oat dead. Hy Tenue was instantly killed by steam and the force of the explosion. Engineer Benja min Meyers was seriously injured. Minnie ReicbmaD, a child five years of age, had both legs broken and is so injured that her recovery is not probable. A flagman on the Iren Mountain railway, named Bowers, who was on duty two blocks away from the explosion, was knocked down by the force. A coal heaver, who was unloading coal near the boiler house, was buried be neath the debris. He was taken out half an hour afterward bruised badly and had three ribs broken. The residence of H. C. Meyer was com pletely demolished and his livery stable wrecked. A mud drum, weighing 1,000 pounds crashed through the roof to the cellar of J. Bnrby's house. Every house in the neighborhood was more or less damaged. The engineer can ascribe no cause for the accident. Suffocated. Ashland, Fa., October 1.—Three men and two boys were suffocated and thirteen others overcome by gas this afternoon in the Boston colliery. A pillar gave way, letting in the gas. The men in the neigh boring breast heaid the rash of air and escaped by fleeing to the bottom of the s'ope. It is feared that some of those Overcome by the gas will die.