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About 100.000 Veteran March In the
Great farads, h Istory of the
At Washington, P. C, on Monday Om
ral Palmer, with his staff, reviewed tho
parade, which preceded the dedication cer
emonies at Grand Army place. The long
procession as-cmbled promptly, moved nil
without a hitch, marched well and looked
well. The entire avenue was clear from the
Peace monument to Seventeenth street. mid
over the broad, smooth spice the troif
moved with wonderful precision.
Brevet Major General Fugctie A. Cnrr wa
in cnmmnnd and to hit rear, acting In cmi
cert, were such soldiers ns Itrlgadicr tienernl
Uuy V. Henry, the hero of ninny tights.and
llrigacller General Albert Ordwny. Viewed
as a scenic nflnir It was brilliant. All arms
of the United Stales were represented R'ld
almost every variety of uniform was in
Im.jialely after t!ie grea,t parade the
Commander-in-Chief delivered his address,
at the dedication of Grand Ainiy place,
formerly known as White Int.
Vice President Morton was then presented
and was warmly received. W hen the cheer
ing had ceased. 'he make a telling address.
flic flag on the staff, 1M) feet ovcrlieud.
Was then unfurled and saluted bv nrtillery.
With "The Star Spang in I llaiiner," by the
Marine Hand, the diHlicaticn of the Grand
Army i'lace was eompleteil, and the thou
N1111L' "f comrades dispersed.
On the stand reserved for distinguished
Iuesis were Secretaries Charles Foster. Noble,
iutk and Attoriiev-tiencral Miller, General
luteins Fairehild. of Wisconsin, and S. H.
Yoder, Conimniiilcr-ln-fhii-f of the 1'ninn
Veterans Leg on, were among the prominent
ex-military men Who had scats on the
In his prayer, Clinplin-in-Chief Payne In
voked in eloquent terms tho mercv ami
blessings of God upon President Harrison
nd his strick.n wife, and closed with un
urgent petition that in all time there may
he but one ha in this country the glorious
tare and stripes, to both of which a hearty
"Amen" went up from the crowd.
ruRSDAY't uhkat r.tum:. aiioit 100,000
The great parade of tho Grand Army took
place Tuesday, ud was witnessed by thou-
Commnnrfer-iii-C'niVo the Uivnd Army.
winds of spectators. It ts estimated thnt up.
wards of 400,003 strangers were brought into
the city. Over 100,000 men were In line and
the weather for marching was delightful, as
the sun did not show itself but an hour or
so all day. The column moved at 0 o'clock
in the morning and tho last dlvisiun of
Naval Veterans passed the reviewing stand
t 0:10 in the afternoon, making iiiisxs hours
in raising a given point.
The reviewing stand was near the east en.
trance of the White House and was occupied
by Vice President Morton, members of the
Cabinet, and many other distinguished per
rne onnFit ok rnorEssioN.
The order of procession was as follows!
Citizens' Committee, escort to the Com-Biander-iii-Chief.
Did Guard of Washing
ton, Albany Grand Army Hattulion, Coiu-luander-iu-Chief,
Junior Vice Commander,
Pernor Vice Commander. Official Stuff of the
Ooinmanderln-Chirf, Aidea-iie-Camp tottie
Coium ander-in-Chief, Kseort to the Grand
Army, Sixth Massachusetts, First Defend
ore, t'nited States Signul Corps' Veteran
Association. Then came the Mate Depart
ments, Pennsylvania being third. Ohio
fourth and West Virginia twenty-eighth.
When tho department of Ohio approach,
ed the reviewing stand. Colonel Crook, ex
ecutive clerk for President Harrison, left
he stand and wsited tiin ex-President
Haven, who was on loot In the Iront rank
of the veterans, and was escorted to a place
alongside of Vice President Morton. All
along the entire line enthusiastic cheers
were sent up for ex -President Hayes bv oitj
aens of Washington, to whom he had en
deared himself while here.
General lienjumiii F. liultcr rode In an
open barouche, at the head of the Depart
ment of Massachusetts, and received ac
ovation at every point. Tito General also
Joined the reviewing party on the stand.
The procession moved under the orders of
the Cvmmsuder-iii-Chief, in double column,
rows of 12, one on either side of the car
tracks, platoons being 12 paces apurt.und bu
tween departments 24 paces. This proces
ion was, as fur us possible, strictly Grand
Army of the Republic organisation, the
tint and last divisions containing the only
sum -soldiers. The Posts luacrhed in the
order of their seniority, beginning with
Illinois, where the Grand Army was orga
oiaed. The rear of the prooenou was
brought up by the Naval Vtteruns' Asso
ciation. A pleasing feature of th march was the
r' "-'U tribute of patriotic songs to the vet-
-s by school children of the district. They
i k.d at two points, 600 colored girl
e-vnr of Third street and tut venue
) un girls at the corner of if-
.'I ; .11 leg f- at thf
-.ert of the Wisconsin department was the
Signal lor lontinueil applause.
The Pennsvlvania department presented
I number of notable features. It carried
the greatest number of tattered battle Hags.
Of the larger Hlntes. the Pennsvlvania
Department occupied the longest time in
passing the Commander-in-Chief, occupying
50 minutes. Ohio was close second re
quiring 45 minutes, and New York third,
with :to minutes.
New York Department, as It passed (Jen
era) Palmer's stand, created the best lin
pression us to personnel and organization.
There was better marching by the Post,
tin were tlrcscd in effective uniforms, ami
tin y hail the mod and best music.
l!lhtv thousand veterans In line, besides
2.'!0 other organisations, such as bands and
so on, a line 2." milesiii length, time eight
hours, tpectntor ."ssi.tssl. That is the sum
ming up of the grand parade Tuesday bv
those who took notes and have bad their
heads together in regard to this momentous
matte-. It was therefore not only the
greatest parade in the history of the GrancI
Ainiv. but thegrente-t ill the hlstorr of the
country. Washington and tlie Grand Army
bjs are proud of It.
A noNI'tl 1ST ll.t.t MIXITWV.
Night was even inore glorious than the
ilav. Shortly nfier dark, which was of the
mot favorable density, owing to the lower
ing clouds, tlie multitudinous thou-iinds re
paired n far as po'sihle to the vicinity of
Hie nioiiinuent. Here the elaborate display
of lire irks.providiil by the cninmittee.ainl
Pain, the pyrotechnic king, was made. It
was a inagiiiliiTiit show. Succeeding the
tire works display, there was an electric il
lumination, on a scale never before attempt
ed in this country. Pennsylvania avenue,
from the Capitol' to Seventeenth treet, was
ablaze with colored lights1. Kvery avallab!j
dviiaino in the citv. imblic niul nrivate, was
brouubt Into n-iinlnitinii and manv were
Shipped here, especially fur the display. The
feature of the illumination was the dispiav
along both side ol the avenue of brilliant
representations of corps budge.
At the lii-ad of Fiiieentb street at the en
trance to F.xcctitivc avenue, was a monster
facsimile of the G. A. K. budge, IN feet In
height. It w as ma le of incandescent laniis,
of the various regulation colors of the badge,
and produced a grand effect. A diiplicateol
the piece was also shown at the corner of
l'eun.ylvauia avenue and Seventh stri'et.
liver one of the entrances to the While
House, spanning the arch of the gateway,
hail been placed a Ian of l,H'l lamps, ar
ranged so that they could be turned on and
oil. giving the appearance of oieuiiig and
hutting the fun. Over the otlir gite was
a great shield, with un eagle surmounting
A fine dispiav was shown In the WhiU
House grounds, in front of the muniion.
Here innumerable lights were liulf hidden
In the -hruo's-ry. all of tliein changeable in
character, di appearing and reappearing ill
the most bewildering manner. Tlie trees
and shrubbery seemed lairly magnetised
nud the t llccts were extremely beautiful.
Throughout tho grounds Were u number of
other electrical devices, among tliein large
wheels turning and changing colors with
each revolution. Tlie illumination of the
treasury building, with colored electrical
lights, was especially line. Powerful search
lights, thr w ii f mm the tops of high build
ings, produced a uuzliug i fleet.
The display continued until midnight and
was witnessed bv countless thousands, who
regretfully disappeared in the Cimmerian
darkness that succeeded the turning oil of
the dynamos.
The II. A. 11. as it exisit to-dav was a
western idea. The order bad its birth with
in comparatively few miles nt St. Louis.
As early as lutl'Dr. 11. F. Siepbcnson, Sur
geon nt tho Fourteenth Illinois Infantry,
and Chaplain W. T. Hiitledge, of tlie same
regiment, w hile marching In Mississippi un
der Sherman, agreed, if circumstances did
not forbid, to organize tlie l uiun veterans
intoan order for mutual hfliclit. In March
lNiii, these two men, with others, met u;
Spriiiglicid. 111., lor tho puroso of taking
steps toward the formation of the Grand
Army of the Uepublie. On April (I, lruui,
which date is recognize 1 as tlie birth-day
of the order, a meeting was held ut Decatur,
I II., at liich the llrst post was organized,
Surgeon Stbiihen'on mustering in tlie mem
bers ami granting them a charter. At a
iireiiiiiinai y convention held a lew months
later the Constitution was drawn, and was
finally ratified at tho llrst annual encamp
ment' ut liidiuiiuolis, lml., November
SO. lxiHi.
General S. A. Hurlburt was fleeted First
Commander in Chief. This encampment
was called together by General Sieplieuson,
JViiHSfZraHiu Coifimifiidcr.
as provisional ColnmondelnClef. The
main feature of the constitution is found in
article II, chapter b, which reads;
Nimfnciir or piinirsits of tlie fl. A, It. shall tn ans
niuiilier Hue Ihts urif tili:nlloit fur i 'iil.sa parHiMt
Slid iIIm'Us.Iiiii nt jmrt Mill (1leslli,us sliull Hut Ii
H'iinittel si nay nf In nieeiiiiHs, nur sliall any
Utiiitliiullou fur pollllful unice Is maite.
The declared objects of the society were to
bring into a nrotherliood all Soldiers and
sailors of the I'nion cause; to secure their
recognition belore the public; tore'ieve the
needs of their widows and orphans; to in
still loyalty in the minds of "Young Amer
ica." and to cultivate a spirit of devotion to
the I'nion.
The complete list of Commanders-In-Chief,
many of them not only famous in
war, but I lustrious in the annuls of peace,
is us follows :
H. V. Stephenson (provisional, died Aug.
ost SO, 1M71 1. elected lml.
S. A. Hurlburt, Ill.uois (died March 27,
ISHL'i, elected lsno-(i7.
John A. l.onn, Illinois (died December
20, elected lWiX.ilil-70.
Ambrose liurnside. Ithode Island (died
Bentember 13, ltwij, elected 1H71-72.
Charles 1 levins. Massachusetts (died Jan
Uury 7, lNIHi. elected 187:1-74.
John F. Hartranft, Pennsvlvania (died
Octolier 17, iswil). elected 1H7S-7I1.
John C. Kobiusoti, New York, elected
WiUiam Krnshaw, Ohio (died July 17.
1BSS), elected J87K.
,ouis Wagner, Pennsvlvania. electeil 1W0.
GeorgeS. Merrill, Massuchusetta, elected
Paul Van der Voort, Nebraska, elected
Hubert B. Beat h, elected 1883.
John H. Kountx. Ohio, elected 1884.
S. S. Uurdttt, Wushiugtou. V. C. elected
I.uclua Fairehild, Wisconsin, elected 18&d.
John P. Ilea, Minnesota, elected 1887.
. William Warner. Missouri, elected 1888.
Husarll Alger, Michigan, elected 188U.
Wheelock O, Vuazey, Vermont, elected
John Palmer, New York, (present Cora-maniler-in-Chlef),
elected 1801.
The membership of the organisation In
IM!H was 41tt.Lftll, an Increase over the year
IstiO of U.HH0. While there has been a staadv
increase lu ineubefihip each year since the
' 4 WiW
date of nrrsniralion. nr1 Is likely to be. nn
der conservative management, for several
years to come, In the nature nf things the
time will arrive when the order will be
numbered with tlie things nf the past,
hut their motto will lite forever In the
hearts of every true American: "Fraternity,
Charity and I'oyaltv."
Shortly after ll o'clock Wednesday
morning' General Palmer called the Twenty
sixth Grand Armv F.iicampment to order
and It whs opened in due lonn. The Com
mittee on Credentials reported.
Commander in chief Palmer then rend
his annual address. He was frequently
interrupted by app'ause. His speech was
lengthy. .
At the conclusion of the address there-
fiortsof the Adjutant General, tuartermas
er General and Judge Advocate General
were submitted.
The following Interesting figures conclude
the Adjutant General's rcmrt :
"The nunilier of persons entitled to seats
at the present encampment Is stated at 1.148,
nf which 4 Vt are representatives at large and
npisirtlonisl according to metchership De
cember Ml Inst. During the last callemlar
year there was a gain of '.".ft In tlie number
of posts, making the total number 7..ViM.
The total number of members on December
HI Inst was 4H8.:I71, an apparaiit loss of 1.7im.
This loss Is said to be app-irent because in
one department it was louiid that nearly
Jl.isi't had been added without authority and
tlie returns previously made were incorrect,
so that there were actually a gain of about
1.2ut)ii the total strength of the organiza
tion. "During tlie year the deaths numbered n,.
n; honnrably' discharged, 1.8JH; transfers,
tl. too; suspensions, '.U.'Mu; dishonorable dis
charges. 4H7; delinipients, i:i,ft8g. The re
port closes with a statement compiled from
departmental returns, showing that from
July 1. lWil. to December III. 1H. Kl.nil
was expended by the various posts for the
ndief of union inime comrades, soldiers,
widows and orphans, and the total expendi
tures nu that score from July 1, 1871, tj June
30, 111. was 2.22.7n."
The annual report of Quartermaster Gen
eral to tho Adjutant General shows the ex-
iiciiiliturcs doling the year to have been
lo.'.'lO. leaving a balance on hand of T,MH.
Tin amount realized from the per capita tax
was l.'Utl, and from sale nf supplies 22
147. The largest item of expense-during
the year was l2..Ti7 lor Histage and inci
dentals. The total amount to the Grant
monument fund is 1 1 .ATM.
The telegram from President Harr'son
sending his regrets nt his Inability to be
present was applauded. Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief
T. H. Clnrkson, of Omaha,
under a suspension of the rules, submitted
the following:
"l'pnn the magnificent procession flint
occurred on rennsylvania avtntie, the only
cloud that existed was one of regret nt the
ah-f nee of n comrade whom we all so much
love, and who is upon a mission of love and
duty. I believe 1 Voice the sentiments not
only of every member of this encampment,
but'of every'loyal and grand old soldier who
wears the blue w hen 1 ask your unanimous
consent to present the following resolution
and ask its unanimous adoption:
"llesolved. Hy the members of the Twenty-sixth
National Kucamtuneut of G. A. ll..
and through it ,MK).ishi of its members, Hint
their s ncere and heartfelt sympathy are
hereby emended tn Comrade Uenjamiu
Harrison, In the deep oftHction which has
kept him from our midst, and we earnestly
hope and pray that his noble wife, that true
American woman, may be spared to him
and us for even greater opiHirtunlty lor
The encampment, by acclamation, ac
cepted the invitation from Indianapolis, to
hold the next encampment there.
The second day's session of the National
nncampmeiit wa'stlie principal event of the
O. A. It. gathering oii Thursiluy. und tlie se
lection of Commiiniler-lii-Chief for tlie
coining year the principal work of the Ku
cainpineut. Nominations for this otllce
were called as soon as the session was fairly
0ned. Captain A. . Weissert, of Mil
waukee, was practically chosen by acclama
tion. It. II. Wartield, of Sun Francisco, was
electeil Senior Vice-Commander; Peter H.
Avers, Junior Vice-Commander; and Dr. W.
C." Weyl, of Danbtiry, Conn., Surgeon lien
era'. The Kncampment, by nn overwhelming
vole, defeated the proposition to deny life
membership in the encampment to past
grand nltlcers and ex-past commanders.
Pust Commander-in-Chief It. II. Ilea ll. of
Pennsylvania, reortcd from the committee
on the Grant memorial that a contract had
been made with Franklin Simmons for a
marble statue of Grunt to be erected in the
citv of Washington at a cost of '., .
Captain A. G. Weissert, of Milwaukee
Wis., the new Commander-in-Chief of the
Grand Army ol tlm Itepublic, was horn in
Canton, O.. August 7, M44 und went to
Wisconsin in February. 101. He enlisted
In the Kightli tWar'Kagle) Kegimeut of
Wisconsin in April, 1H01, us u private; was
subsequently promoted to be sergeant
major, und was wounded ut Nashville De
cember 1 1804. While he wus yet on
crutches he returned to duly and was brev
vied captain for meritorious service in the
field, lu 18ti.ri he wus appointed a cadet to
West Point, but was obliged to decline on
account nf his wounds. 1888 he was elected
Commander of tlie Department of Wiscon
sin, unanimously re-elecicd in 1880 and the
s.mie year chosen as Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief,
lly profession he is a luwyer.
Beports Corerlnc the Btates of Penney
Tenia, Ohio and West Virginia.
The September crop bulletin issued by
Pecretury Kusk contains the following re
ports from suite agents:
Pennsylvania Tlie long-continued dry
weather has had a very d-imaging effect oil
late corn and potatoes. The tobacco cop
was injured in some localities by hailstorms
but the present crop is of liner quality than
that usiiully raised. Farmers are becoming
convinced that it pays best to plant only
choice varieties. Apples promised linusuu.lv
well early in tlie season, but latter they be
came knotty and dropped from the trees
before maturity. Peaches suffered s.milur
Iv. Graiws in some parts of the statu are
Injured bv mildew.
West Virginia The condition of com has
fallen off since August 1st, owing to the ex
treme dry weather during the month. The
osts crop wus generally iioor. Potatoes will
be a fair crop. Stock bogs are fewer In
number and their condition is not as good
is last year.
Ouio-TTie condition of corn has improved
In the middle section of the state since the
last rejsort, but the drought has damaged
the crop in the southern section. The yield
und quality of wheat are disapointing pre
vious calculations. Grasshoppers did much
dumuge to the outs crop and the weight per
measured bushel is less than usual. A
smuller number of hogs is ruined because f
the past ravages of cholera in some locali
ties, and tliev have been sold off closely on
account of favorable prices. Grasshoppers
buve materially injured the condition of
clover aud caused many fields to be aban
doned. Womin Buffraaiata If set.
The Woman Suffragis's meeting at
Washington, D. C, in nutional convention,
have nominated Mrs. Victoria Woodliull
Martin, of New Yprlc and London, fui
President, and Mrs. M-y L. Stow, of Cali
fornia, for Vic President There were SO
delegates present from 28 States. The plat,
form recited that, by the united efforts cl
th women voters, anarchy, crime, insau
Ity Ba drunkenness will be driven out
Women Oan Vote in New Ksaland.
Th New Zealand Legislative Council has
paased the woman's franchise bill, with a
proviso that female voters may be registered
without pe sousl attanilsynsflU polls.
An effort will be fnode to start the rolling
mill of the Ohio Iron Co., at Zencsvllle, O.,
after a year's Idleness. The manager of
Hie mill oiler to t ay the wages of the asso
ciation, but relnse to sign the scale. They
will oiler their old hands the llrst chance,
and if they don't accept men will be brought
in from other places.
The Prohibition State Convention of Del
aware elected Piesldetital electors by accla
inutloii and iioniinnied Lewis M. Price as
representative in Congress. A platform was
adopted lu which the rum triilllc was depre
cated. 1
In the Fifth Michigan liemocratlc Con
gressional Convention George F. Itlchard
on. the nominee of the People's party, was
nominated by acclamation. He is a furmer
nud isihiefly fatuous as the author of the
lllehiitilson railroad taxation luw In the lust
The Fifth Michigan district Itepubllcnn
Convention renominated Congressman
Charles K. llelknnpby acclamation.
Judge Fmel Itacnch. of Manitowoc, has
has been iiomiuat.Ml for Congress by the
llcpuhlifun of the Sixth Wisconsin Dis
trict. The New York Anti-Snappers have de
cided to continue their organization and co
operate with tlie Democratic National Com
luittee. The llepubllciins of the Ninth Kentucky
Congressional district nominated John P.
McCartney for Congress.
The People's iwrty In Wyoming hns de
cided to fuse with the Democrats. The Dem
ocrats will vote for the Weaver electors and
the Pnpulltes will supiort the Democratic
Stipe and Congressional tickets.
Secretary Klklns has returned to Wash
ington. He had lelt suffering from u bilious
attack, which became aggravated hy his
active participation in the West Virginia
campaign, but lias since yielded to proper
At Huron. H. D. the mercury has been up
In the nineties for the past few days, reach
ing 01. The heal for the pat week has been
unusually Intense for September.
At Itattie Creek, Mich., the I'nion School
Furniture Company's factory, nllice and
four other buildings were burned. Loss,
At Montgomery, Texns.Troops A Griffith's
lumber yard, containing S.tmtl.imo feet of
lumber was burned. Loss, 40, 0)0, partly
The German L'nipcror's baby girl will be
christened in llerliu on October 22. It is
said she will be the Princess Margaret.
A pest of frogs, hopping In a northwest
erly direction, has infested tlie town and
vicinity of Little Fulls. Minn. Where they
came from is a mystery, but so thick have
they become that ruilroud t avel is greatly
A freight train ran into the caboose of a
construction train nn theChicigo and Great
Western railroad near New Hampton, la.,
Saturday, killing seven men and injuring
three, Two others are missing and are sup
possed to bo burled in the wreck.
The shipbuilders ut Cincinnati and Madi
son, lml., arc on strike and it Is expected
that the strike will soon extend to every
yard on the Mississippi down , to New Or
leans. About U'.'ssi men are interested.
Tho design for World's Fuir souvenir half
dollars lias been adopted, and 1,000,000 will
be minted hy January 1. Tho head of (V
luiubiis will be on one side and two globes
on the other.
The South Jersey oyster trade hns fallen
off 1W per icnt, on account of the cholera
Four negroes nud one white muti were
whipped tit New Castle, Del., in the pres
ence of about 300 spectators, including a few
curious visitors from Philadelphia, Chester,
New York and llultiinorc.
Tlie price of sugar lias been advanced 1
cent a ioiiml lu the retail stores ut Cincin
nati, O. The excuse is that tho fulling off
in the importation of beet sugar from Ger
many on account of the cholera scaro,
The mortuary report of Allegheny, Pa.
for the week ending Saturday, September
21, shows the total number of deaths to
buve been HI, a decrease of 17 over that of
the preceding week.
Private udviioi r ceived o t Washin ton
from Justice Ijunur in New Hampshire n
dicato that he will never aguin be able to
resume his duties on the Snprepie llench,
He was stricken with semi-paralysis Satur
day. Justice Liinuir bus not been In vigor
ous health since he went en the bench.
At Hop. Ark., W. 11. Crosset, cashier of
the People's Hunk, disapieured with all the
bank's money. Attachments for tlO.OCO
re out.
John Dillon. Nationalist M. P for Fast
Mayo, was thrown from a carriage at Dub
lin while driving home from the railroad
station. His left forearm was broken and
his face badly cut.
Saturduy uuout 10,000 was distributed in
Homestead. Pa., by the Amalgamated As
sociation. This was the first benetit received
from this source, the men having been on a
strike the two months necessary to entitle
them to benellts. Hereufter from 4 to 0
per week will be received from the Assvin
tion a s long as tlie men are idle. Saturday
was pay day iu the mill, and nbout fU0,ottj
was paid out When the null was running
full formerly about 80,000 was paid out.
It. 8. Vincent, aged 21, of Kentucky, was
found dead in an outhouse. Ho hud a lurge
hole burned in his wrist and the arteriis
had burnt to a crisp. It is evident from his
position that lie hud reached for something
and his wrist had come into contact with
live electric wire, aud he hud been instantly
As an ecbo of tho u. a. n. encampment
t Washington, I) C, Poit Cnmniundei
William Johnson, colored, of New York
swore out a warrant, under tlie civil rights
hill, charging th proprietor of Harvey's
restaurant with refusing to serve him be
cause of his color. The cas .will be tried
next week.
Clarence Tear, burglar; Richard Gardner,
highwayman; Kugene Day, highwayman.
John Davis, under Indictment for felonious
sssault, and John Smith, larcenlst escaped
from Monro county (N, Y.) jail. Teai
opensd his cell Coot with a key and releas
ed the others.
The Connecticut People's party sta'e con
vention nominate I K. M. liipley of I'nion
vllle, and Peter Lynch of New Haven, for
governor and lieutenant governor, resieit
Ively. The People's party convention In th
Seventh Wisconsin Congressional district
has nominated Dr. Frank Powell for Con
gress. At a city convention he'd In St. Louis the
following nominations for Congress were
made by the Prohibitionists: Tenth district.
George W. Uulnn: Kl tenth' district llev J.
L. Parsons; Twelfth district, Kcv. J. 11 .Gar
rison. General James W. Husted. fsmllinrly
known as the "Hnld F.agle," of Westchester
county, died at his residence In Peek-kill,
N. Y nt the age of "si. General Husted wts
one of the best known politicians In New
York state. He had served ai Stnto Com
missioner, Deputy Superintendent of In
surance, H. rbor Muster. Kmigrntion Com
missioner and Depute Collector of the Port
of New York. He hwl had the longest liijls
latlve serv ce of any iniiu In the history of
the state having served 18 years, and been
Ppeaker of the House six times.
Whl e digging out a cellar In llrooklyne,
nenr lloston, Mass.. two Italian laborers got
into a tight and Frank llossl struck Jose
Piioli over the head with a shovel, killing
Train hands discovered tho dead bodies of
Aaron mid Noah KnnK njed IS and PI, nn
the railroad track near Mount Vernon, town.
It is thought the boys were struck hy a
train while watching another train c miing
from an opposite direction.
General John Pope died at the Soldiers'
home in Sandusky, O. His brother-in-law,
General Manning Force, was at his liedside.
At Denver, Co'., a gambler named.!. H.
Kelly, shot and instantly killed his mistress
and then blew his brains out. Jealousy Is
Supposed to be the cause.
The Distinguished InTalld Reaches
Washington Without Serious lfTct.
The special train, bearing the President
with his afflicted wife, son, daugluer.grund
children and other relatives and friends
who have been at Loon Lake with Mrs.
Harrison during her II I cess, drew into th
station at Washington Wednesday morning,
and the long and sad journey was ended.
It hud been completed without any suffer
ing or any other ill effect to the patient.
Thirty minutes later she was resllrrg easily
In her bed at the White House, her mind
much relieved by reaching "homo," for
which she has been longing for several
weeks. Her physician, Dr. Gardner.re ports
that she stood the trip very well and that
her spirits wore much buoyed up in resell
ing Washington, which, he thinks, will be
greatly in her favor.
The Famoue Orchestra Leader Expiree
Suddenly In St, Louie.
Trof, Pnlrlck Marsfield Gllmnre. the great
Impresario died at the I.lndcll Hotel, St.
Louis, Saturday afternoon. In the morning
he was seixed with un attack of cholera
morbus, brought on hy acute indigestion,
which, combine I with a cardiac uffuction,
cuuscd his death.
His wifo. his daughter Minnie, and Drs.
H. H. Miidd, James A. Scott, Gustav llaum
gurten and W. A. Fischet were ut his bed
side. For weeks he had been suffering
from palpitation of the heart, and even
last yeur ho complained of a weakness in
that organ.
Friday night he was informed of his ors
lointiueii: as director of iniisio at tlie
World's Fair, ami this probably aided tlie
dissolution. At ' o'clock he rallied some,
but he at once lost consciousness and passed
away. Among his last words were a cau
tion not to let the people know that he had
hud cholera morbus, for fear of causing a
ure und interfering with the fall festivities
in St. Louis.
Gilmore was undoubtedly the most pnrui
lar musician of recent times and the influ
ence of his musical work, though it was far
from clus-ical, will continue to be telt lor
yeufs to come. His compositions touched
the popmar chord, and whenever he waved
his magic buton the public responded with
Patrick Surstield Gilmore was bom near
Dublin on Christmas Day, 1820. When his
school days were over lie was apprenticed
lou merchant in Atliloue, but Ins love for
music had made dim a member of the Ath
lonellaud. When 18 vears old, Gilmore
came to this country. In 1S.)H he organ zed
in id ston what bus since been known as
Gilmore's Hand, the one with which he has
given concerts all over this country und
over half of Kurope.
Gilmore und his bund were with liurnside
in tliu Carolinus in tlie lirst two years of the
nur. Alter the war Gilmore returned to
lloston, and there, in 1871, he held the great
Peace Jubilee which made his name famous
among tlie bandmasters of tho world.
Next year be organized another, of an in
ternational character, foreign nations being
asked to take pari. It was given in a build
ing holding loo.OOO peop.e. The chorus
numbered 20 000 aud 2,000 trained uiusiciuus
took pint.
With iiis jubilee honors heaped uivnn him
Gilmore t-time to New York, and. adding to
his original organization, formed his famous
military band, row known as Gilmore's
Tweuty-secoiid Kegimeut Hand. With this
baud he visited In 1878 the various c .pilaU
of Kurope, lakln i priz s ut band concerts in
Bunstroks inSp:mbr.
Sunday witneated an event for which the
oldest inliubitunt cannot recall a parallels
A man sustained a sunstroke in St. Paul ou
Beptember 24. Isaac Hannah fell down inbis
place of buslues under the oppressive beat.
He was taken to th hospital. Ho was do
liriously prostrated, but th physicians
think be will survive.
Miiti. iiAitnt'soN. "
Th Oholera Alarm Vanishes And Bus
iness Improves., The Central Trad
Exeseda That of the Sams Season Last
H. O. Dun 4 C'o.'i weekly levlew of tradt
The alarm about cholera has vanished,
and trade in every direction shows all the
Improvement that wasexpected. The South
Is a little dull, because it tt m Is low in
prii and lale, but a little improvement has
been seen during the pnst week. In a few
quarters In the West farmeis are holding
back wheat for higher prices, so that col
lections ure retarded. Hut the genersl
tenor of advices Is exceedingly favorable.
The volume of business continues larger
than a year ego. Colics lions are exception
ally good on the whole and, although
money is active and In demand, at nearly
11 M)ints the supply Is ample. Gold ex
iorts have ceased, foreign exchange has de
clined and the money market Is at present
Without disturbing features.
Wheat has rec ivered U cents from the
extremely low price of n week ago. but sales)
here bsve been only ll.lSM imn bushels.
Western receipts In four days have been
fi.7tNi.iasi bushels, while the exports from
Atlantic ports have been tivi.ouo. Foreign
advices no longer promise an unusual ne
msnd for American wheat this vear, and
prices are not unnaturally depressed, in
view nf the problem where to place the
large surplus brought over from last vear,
and the new crop now coming forward.
Corn has declined 21c and oats c, partly
on more hopeful news Iroui the growing
States, tin the other hand, speculation in
cotton has been large, sabs reaching 7.1 i. -'!
hales, and the price has been advanced
three-sixteenth by the covering of short
sales. The crop is lain and the movement
thus far much behind last year's. Pork
products are a shade strong -r! but oil is ic
lower, and In eoltee an active sfieciilation
has advanced the price He
Kusiness at lloston is sound and Inrge In
volume. Cotton nulls are well supplied,
woolen goods are selling freely, boot ami
shoe factories are tilled w ith orders, ami
dealers find It hard to get rubber goods
fast enough. Improvement is seen in groc
eries at Philadelphia, especially in canned
goods, and sugar is uctiv-. Stocks of dry
goods are well sold up and woolen mnnu
tuctiirets working full time. Trade in jewelry
is of fuir volume, nn I Improving in paints,
oil and glass. At Kaltimnro business is satis
factory, though quiet with the South, but
exceedingly good in shoes, lumber and cat
tle. At Cincinnati, the wholesnle Jewelry
trade reports sales in August AO per cent,
greater than hist year, and fall prospects
are bright. Business In Cleveland is Im
proving in nearly all departments, and es
ciully In rolled products and in lumber,
which ha advanced 2 to : per LOW feet.
At Detroit business is Increasing in dry
floods, drugs and shoes, though farmers are
milling wheat for higher prices.
The general trade ut Chicago exceeds last
year's, for the same week, with good pros
The business failure during th last seven
duvs number for the l'nited States, 188'
Canada. 2:1: total. 211: as compared with lsi
!a-t week. 170 the week previous to tlie last,
and 21 for the corresponding week of last
Fatal F it Panto in Three Jewish Syna
gogues. Three Jewish synagogues, occupying the
tenement building No. 27 Ludlow
street, New York City, were crowd
ed with devout Hebrews attending the
estivilics of the new year Friday morn
ing when a caudle over a pulpit in the syna
gogue on the third floor ignited a bit of
Oratory and a cry of "fire" was raised. The
congregation stampeded Immediately and
tushed pell-mell down the narrow stairs
leading to the other synagogues on tho
second and llrst floors respectively. Tlie
congregations of these two latter, hearing
tho iramp of many feet und the cries of
"lire," also became panic stricken and rush
ed out.
The two tipper congregations met in the
narrow hallway, and fought tlcrcely for tlie
right of w ay down stairs. The struggle was
short, for the light wooden liniul-ruil gave
way und the screaming, struggling people
were precipitated to tho hall below, now
tided with the congregation of the rirst tloor
The scene was frightful. Over a thousand
fear maddened people were struggling in a
spate not Inrge enough for a hundred.
There wus u solid muss of humanity liliing
the hallway from the lloor to the ceiling.
lly this time an excited crowd had gather
ed outside tlie building, among which were
several policemen, who ut once went to
work pulling the cruli,d shapes out of the
hallway. When all had been cleared away
four eople were found to b dead und a
dozen seriously injured, whiie those not to
badly hurt are lievoud counting. The blaze
that had caused all th trouble went out of
its own accord.
The dead ure Mrs. Freda Pecker, aged 41
years; Mrs. Tuebe llovmazed, aged .'Hi
years: Mrs. Naomi Hnscn'tlial, aged Ho years,
and Mrs. ilalk Portmonn, agist 70 years.
The worst injured were removed to the
general Hospital, where they received every
The seriously Injured sre: Rachel Ttoka
witz, no years old, skull Iructurcd at base.
The doctor say she will probably die.
lladicl liorsuk. 27 yeurs old. Will pri,bablv
die. Ann'o Cohen, ft yeurs old. Will
probably die. Ida Cohen. 21 yiurs old.
Skull fractured, Mrs. Uebecca Freidman,
41 years old. Skull Iractured; suid to be
dving, Simon Greenburg. HO years old. In
jured Internally. Mrs. Tilliu Spillike, 'M
yeurs old. fckuil fractured; said to be dying.
Commander in Chief Welaasrt Xsauaa
Hi First Order te His Comrade,
The following was Issued on Saturday
from the headquarters of the Grand Army
of tlie Republic ut Washington, D. C:
Having ts-en elected ("nninintnler In Chief of ths
Crantl Army i,f tlie lteulille bv Ilia uuauliiioussuf
fruuesof my cmiiraues, 1 umlerlaka tn duties of
the iNwltliia. fully reallalug lu grtkxm leipoaklblU
lies asKiiineil.
Whatever itegree of success may attend the eom
IliK Hilmiulstratliin will 4leM-ml largely upon the
tsinlUI is,-oM-rutliin nf the coiiiruttcs thrmiichout
the nation, whlrh Is eurnenlly luvukeil. llealiiiar
lers w ill Is eiitulilUheil fur the Lrcacut ml Mllwau.
kee All oflk'lal busttiess nhnutif bs aililressett to U.
11 liray. Adjutant Oeueral. tl. A. ll.. MlUaukai-,
Hy coiiuaauil ut A. U. WtUsvrl, Cuiuaiaadvr la
The World's Fair Will Bs Held a
Information bos been received at Chicago
from the directors of the World's fuir now
in London that a report is generally in cir
culation on the other side of th Atlantic to
the effect that the exposition is to be post
oiied on year. The president of the
board of directors and th director
general authorized an emphatic denial of
th report. The idea of postponement baa
not even been considered or suggested in
official circle.
elndeer for toe World' Fair.
, A hard of reindeer arrived at Duy ton, 0.,
from Norway for exhibition at th World.
j tltf. They will b wintered at Dayton, 0

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