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OF BY LAKE PEPIN'S WATERS iisr Friday's Globe! A Tale of tlie Valley. VOL. X. THE HEROIC DEAD Their Memories Honored by the Nation and Its Head. Memorial Day Services Held Throughout the Union They Saved. President Cleveland Reviews the Parade in New York. Falrchild's "Palsy" Post the Only One That Did Not Dip Its Flag. The Grave of the Hero of Ap pomattox Profusely Decorated. In the Northwest Observance of the Day Was Very General. Special to the Globe. New York, May 30.— Decoration day dawned with threatening and lowering skies. The atmosphere was humid and the heat almost unbearable. More in terest was manifested in the observance Of the day than for years past. Busi ness was nearly wholly suspended, and at an early hour the streets were thronged with people flocking to points in and around the city at which the more interesting and important cere monies were likely to be performed. By 9 o'clock the immediate vicinity of Madison and Union squares was im passable, so great was the crush of sightseers. Madison square, where the reviewing stand of the G. A. R. had been erected, and at which point President Cleveland was to review the parade, was the great center of attraction. In Union square the statues of Lincoln, Lafayette & Washington were handsomely deco rated with evergreens and flowers of all descriptions. The procession, com posed of the militia and Grand Army posts, formed at 8:30 a. m., and the line of march was down Fifth avenue, from Fifty-third street to the Worth monu ment, where the reviewing took place, thence through Seventeenth street to Union square, to Broadway, where the parade was dismissed. The procession was headed by the first brigade of the National Guard of the state of New York, comprising the CRACK MILITIA REGIMENTS of the city, who acted as escort to tho ('. A. R. posts. The latter were divided fifteen divisions, each led by a marshal. Every Grand Army post in the city was represented. It 'was estimated that from 25,000 to 40.000 men were in line. At exactly 9:45 the Old Guard, to the Dumber of 100, escorted the barouche containing the president, which was drawn by four deep black horses to the reviewing stand. As the president mounted the stand its occupants rose to their feet. There was an ani mated fluttering of handkerchiefs, but no applause. Mr. Cleveland was attired in a black diagonal frock coat, with a glimpse of black scarf showing. He wore a broad topped silk hat. lie immediately took up his position in the center alcove of the stand, and after a glance at the distinguished assemblage on the stand turned to review the pa rade. The president was accompanied by Secretaries Fairchild, Endicott. Whitney, Secretary Lamont and several other prominent personages. These filled the alcove behind the president. Secretary Endicott stood on the right of the president. The ABSENCE OF MAYOR HEWITT from the reviewing stand excited much comment among Grand Army men. He says he was not invited to be present, but the Grand Army men say he was, and that his knowledge of the fact that he has excited their resentment by his treatment of them kept him away. During the passage of the first division the president remained silent, doffing his hat to Gen. Fitzgerald, Cols. Clark, of the Seventh, and Cavanagh, of the Sixty-ninth regiment, and other regimental comrades. As the famous Washington Greys, of Richmond, Va., passed the president uncovered his head and smiled proudly, but the most pronounced manifestation of pleasure evinced by the president was when Gil more's famous band passed loading the 22d regiment playing "Way down South in Dixie." The occupants of the stand applauded Gilmore and he raised his helmet several times and waved it proudly. The president remained un covered most of the time while the vet erans marched by and bowed his head repeatedly as the tattered battle flacs were dipped before him. These flags were dipped by all the posts except the Alexander Hamilton Post of Harlem. Commander Andrew M. Underbill sa luted stithy but the flags did not go down. This is the post before which the Ex-Commander-in-Chief Fairchild delivered the oft-quoted "PALSIED BE THE nAN»" speech over the battle-Hag order. The procession over, the president, after shaking hands with half a dozen citi zens within reach, hurriedly left the stand and was escorted to the carriage in waiting by the committee in charge of the decoration. As the president arrived at the Brooklyn end of the bridge, deafening cheers greeted him and were continued all along the line to the review ing stand, where the manifestations of welcome were renewed and intensi fied. When the procession- had passed a committee of the Brooklyn Tilden club took charge of the president and his party. Re-entering their carriages the party were driven to the residence of Marvin Cross, where the president held a reception. After partaking of a luncheon Mr. Cleve land was driven to the navy yard where a dispatch boat was waiting to convey him to Jersey City. A few minutes were spent in looking about the yard. The chief magistrate and his party embarked and reached the Pennsylvania railroad wharf at Jersey City a few minutes before the starting time of his train. After a few hurried farewells the train pulled out and the president's friends were left with his assurance that he had greatly enjoyed his visit. IXGERSOLL'S ELOQUENCE. The Em in out Orator Talks of the Soldier Dead. New York, May 30.— The Metropol itan opera house was crowded to suffo cation in the evening at the memorial exercises. When Hon. Chauncey M. Depew appeared among the Grand Army commanders and other mili tary men on the stage he was greeted with a round of applause. Rev. Robert Collyer opened the pro ceedings with prayer. He prayed for the restoration to health of Gen. Sher idan, for the perpetuation of the Union and for divine guidance for the presi dent of the nation. When Mr. Depew was introduced as the chairman he was again overwhelmed with cheers for nearly live minutes. He said, among other things: "We of the Grand Army have no sympathy with what is known as the waving of the bloody shirt— we have none of it. If once a year or oft ener it becomes necessary to tell in im passioned tones what the war was for, and what was its outcome— if telling what it accomplished may be called the waving of the bloody shirt, then I say let the bloody shirt be • NAILED TO THE MAST." Miss Rose Coghlan recited "The Charge of the Light Brigade," and Signor Canipanini sang "Salve Dinora," from "Faust." The oration of the evening was de livered by Col. Robert G. lngersoll and was one of those brilliant oratorical ef forts for which he is so famous. The decoration was especially fine, lt began with that wonderful piece of word painting from his Gettysburg oration beginning with the words: "The past rises before me like a dream," in which he depicted war and slavery, the going away of the Union volunteers and the horrors of war, and closing with the words: "I have one sentiment for the soldiers, liv ing anil dead ; cheers for the living.tears for the dead." To this picture he added the following, with which he' closed: "A vision of the future arises. I see our country filled with happy homes, with firesides of content, the foremost land of all the earth. I see a world where thrones have crumbled and where the kings are dust. The ARISTOCRACY OF IDLENESS has perished from the earth. I see a world without a slave. Man at last is free. Nature's forces have by science been enslaved. Lightning and light, wind and wave, frost and flame, and all these gret, subtle powers of earth and air are . the tireless toilers for the human race. I see a world at peace, adorned with every art, with music's myriad voices thrilled, while lips arc rich with words of love and truth; a world in which no exile sighs, no pris oner mourns; where work and worth go hand in hand; where the poor girl, trying to win bread with the needle— the needle that has been called 'the asp for the breast of the poor'— is not driven to the desperate choice of crime or death, of suicide or shame. I see a world with out the beggar's outstretched palm, the miser's heartless, stony stare, the piteous wail of want, the livid lips of lies, the cruel eyes of scorn. 1 see a race without a disease of flesh or brain, shapely and fair, the married harmony of term and function, and as I look, life lengthens, joy deepens, love canopies the earth; and over all, in the (treat dome, shines the eternal star of human hope." IN MINNESOTA. General Observance of the Day Throughout the State. Special to the Globe. Stillwater, May 30.— Memorial day was very generally observed in Still water. At 8 a. m. the detail from Muller post was driven to Baytown, where both the Protestant and Catholic cemeteries were visited and the soldiers' graves decorated. At 2p. m. Company X assembled at the armory and marched to the G. A. R. hall on Chestnut street, from which it escorted the post to the Grand opera house. At 2:30 p. m. the exercises began by a prayer from Rev. J. H. Albert, followed, by the reading of general orders by Post Adit. XV. H. 11. Taylor. Comrade Adam Marty, of the detail on decorating graves, then re ported. In the three cemeteries visited, the graves of forty-seven soldiers had been visited, seventeen at Baytown, in cluding one Mexican war veteran, and at Fairview (this city) thirty. Comrade Samuel Bloom, of the monument com mittee, then made his report. The pro ject to erect at some conspicuous point a suitable monument to the memory of the soldiers of Washington county who fought in the Union army during the war of the rebellion, was started a little over a year ago, at which time the committee was appointed, It reported the sum of $35.00 contributed by the children of the public schools, $185.20 by entertainments given by the ladies for that purpose, and $531.21 by subscription. The site selected and do nated for the purpose by the county commissioners is the northeast corner of the court house square. Following the report, Messrs. Haskell, Davis, Masterman and Barrett sang a quartette entitled "Decoratiou Day," which was followed by a recitation by Mrs. C. D. Gish, which was rendered with extreme taste and received with marked appre ciation. V. C. Seward then recited an extract from a speech of James A. Gar field in memory of Abraham Lincoln, which was in turn followed by a solo by Mrs. Stella Baker. The master of cere monies then introduced Maj. T. M. Newson, of St. Paul, the orator of the day, who proceeded to deliver a most eloquent and appropriate oration lasting nearly an hour. AT MANKATO. Special to the Globe. Mankato, Minn., May 30.— Memorial day was fittingly observed here in spite of the unpropitious weather. The various civic and military organizations of the city participated, among them Company F, Second regiment, N. G. S. M., under command of Capt. D. F. Mc- Graw; Azure division uniformed rank, Knights of Pythias, commanded by Capt. George XV. Meade; Canton Colfax, I. O. 0. F.. under command of S. W. Burgess, Wilkin Post No. 19, G. A. R., Hose Company No. 1, Excelsior Ilose Company No. 2, Hook and Ladder com pany, West Side l look and Ladder com pany, and G. A. R. drum corps. An immense audience assembled at the opera boose at 2 o'clock, when the me morial exercises took place under the auspicies of Wilkin post. Several fine vocal selections were rendered by a quartette comprising Messrs. Bromley, Millikin, Schroeder and Washburn. The usual ceremony of the G. A. It. was conducted under the direction of John Williams. The event of the day was the memorial oration by Judge Severance, which was received with frequent rounds of applause. He spoke feelingly in behalf ot the perpetuation of the ob servance of Memorial day, and the maintenance of the honor due each soldier. AT DULUTH. Special to the Globe. Dri/ruii. May Memorial day was appropriately observed inDuluth/Busi ness was entirely suspended and the entire populace turned out to either join the parade, or witness its passage. Company X, N. G. S. M., the Knights of Pythias, Ancient Order of Hiberni ans and the Odd Fellows were out in full force and uniform, while other so cieties were well represented, and many citizens joined the procession either in carriages or on foot. The three bands of the city gave their aid, and though a small shower came up as the exercises were in progress at the cemetery, it soon passed over. The ritual of the dead was read by Col. Graves at the cemetery, the Glee club gave a musical selection and Miss.Ada Wood a recita tion. Handsome floral tributes were placed on the graves of dead comrades, and Rev. O. C. Salter offered prayer, after which the procession re-formed and marched to the Grand opera house, where Judge 1. E. West delivered the oration. AT ALBERT LEA. Special to the Globe. Albert Lea, Minn., May Deco ration day was very generally observed here. Robson post'G. A. R. carried out an excellent programme at the rink, a CDmmitte being sent to the cemetery to decorate the soldiers' graves, on ac count of the impassable condition of the roads. Over a hundred members were n attendance. The rink was elab orately decorated with flags and flow ers and the exercises were more inter esting than any ever before held in this city. Besides the ceremonies according to the ritual, Commander J. Q. Adams, D. R. P. Gibbs, Dr. Dodge, C. Smith and others delivered eloquent and in structive addresses. Miss Kate Oliver, elocutionist, of the college, read two appropriate selections and a choir and the post drum corps furnished excellent music. AT HENDERSON. Special to the Globe. Henderson, Minn., May 30.— About 2,000 people assembled here to-day to celebrate Memorial day. The G. A. R., Sous of Veterans, borough officers, fire department and school children headed by the band paraded the principal streets in the forenoon and decorated the graves of deceased comrades in the cemetery, after which an elaborate din ner was served. In the afternoon the exercises were held at Court house hall. E. B. Preble, Rev. Father Janson and Judge J. C. Edson made brief, but elo quent sneeches, and Miss 11. Klatte re cited the poem entitled, "Cover Them Over With Beautiful Flowers," in a brilliant manner. Singing by the school children, and music by the band fin ished the day's programme. AT WASECA. Special to the Globe. Waseca, Minn., May 30.—Notwith standing the falling rains, Decoration day was duly observed in this city by the Lewis McKune Post, G. A. R., as sisted by the Sons of Veterans, Compa ny A, Third regiment, M. N. G., fire department and numerous citizens. The exercises were held in Ward's opera house, and the oration which was delivered by I. P. Patch was well re ceived by a large audience. The speaker is eloquent and forcible. All business houses were closed from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m., at the request of Mayor Cummings. After the exercises at the opera.the veterans and citizens marched to the cemetery, where flowers were strewn on the graves of the dead soldiers. AT BRAINERD. Special to the Globe. Brainerd, Minn., May 30.— The pro gramme arranged for Memorial day was not carried out in full, owing to inclem ent weather, brisk showers of rain fall ing at intervals during the entire day. The G. A. R., Sons of Veterans and Company X, Third regiment, N. G. S. M., turned out in the rain and marched to the rink, where the exercises which had been arranged for the park took place. These consisted of singing by the Glee club, music by the band, an oration by Col. R. C. Benton, of Minne apolis, prayer and benediction by the chaplain. "Business was generally sus pended from noon to G p. m., and there was a liberal display of bunting. AT WORTHINGTON. Special to the Globe. Worthinoton, Minn., May SO.— Decoration day was appropriately ob served here by Stoddard post, G. A. R., and the Woman's Relief Corps No. 1, assisted by the citizens. Memorial services were held at 2 p. m., at Grand Army hall, which was well filled. Short speeches were made by Prof, Hobbs and others, interspersed with vocal music by a choir. The band was present and rendered some pieces, after which a delegation visited the cemetery and decorated the » graves of the four soldiers buried here, including that of ex-Gov. Stephen Miller. It would seem that the state of Minnesota should do something towards securing a suitable monument for this grave. AT PIPESTONE. Special to the Globe. Pipestone, Minn., May To-day opened with a light rain and the G. A. R. boys who had labored so hard to make the celebration a success arose with heavy hearts. About 10 o'clock the clouds broke away and the sun began to shine, and by 12 o'clock the town was crowded with people from all parts of the county. The procession formed at 1 o'clock and after marching through the principal streets went to Opera hall, where the exercises were to be held. The hall was only about a third large enough to hold the crowd that wanted to get in. Three bands enlivened the day with music. The crowd was the largest that has been in the city for two or three years and the members of Simon Mix post are happy to-night. AT DETROIT. Special to the Globe. Detroit, Minn., May 30. The Grand Army veterans of this place met at the opera house this forenoon where they formed in procession and, preceded by a band, marched to the cemetery, where they laid wreaths of flowers upon the graves of their deceased comrades. The procession then formed and returned to the opera house, filling it to its capacity, where an able and eloquent address was delivered by Attorney-General Clapp. The ladies took a prominent part in the services and sung several patriotic songs, all of which were well appreciated by the veteran soldiers present. AT ANOKA. Special to the Globe. Anoka, May 30.— Memorial day was appropriately observed in this city. The J. S. Cady post and the drum corps marched from the Grand Army hall at 9 o'clock to Champ] in, where fitting exer cises were held. In the afternoon at 2 o'clock the procession was again formed. The column moved to Oak land cemetery, where the graves of the honored dead were strewn with beauti ful flowers. The oration of the day was delivered by Maj. A. H. Fitch. AT FARIBAULT. Special to the Globe. Faribault, May 30.— Memorial day was ushered in by the firing of a na tional salute by the cadets at Shattuck Military school, at sunrise. Despite the rain, Michael Cook post 123, G. A. li., assembled at post headquarters at 9 o'clock, and was joined by the soldiers and citizens, and proceeded to Maple Lawn, Catholic," Oak Ridge and German cemeteries, where the graves of the dead comrades were strewn with flow ers, and appropriate ceremonies were held. The postoffice, banks and busi ness houses generally were closed. at SHAKOPEE. Special to the Globe. Shakopee, May Decoration day was appropriately observed under the auspices of Gen. Shields Post, G. A. li. The memorial services were held in Reis' opera house. The following societies participated in the parade: St. George branch Catholic Knights, Select Knights, A. O. U. W., fire department, Gen.. Shields Post, G. A. It.- and city officers. The line of march was through the principal streets, and the procession then proceeded to the ' various . ceme teries where the graves of soldiers were decorated. >:yy^- AT LITCHFIELD. Special to the Globe. Litchfield, Minn., May 30.— Requiem mass was celebrated in the Catholic church here for the dead soldiers this morning, and in the even ing memorial exercises were held. Hon. W. M: Campbell presided. Mrs. D. i McLanc, Miss Batterson, Mrs. Clancey, i of Willmar, and Miss Katie and W. D. SAINT PAUL, MINN. THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1888. Dibb, of Minneapolis, rendered musical selections. This was followed by "an eloquent ' address by Rev. Father Dauehy, of Faribault. - r AT WINONA. Special to the Globe. ;^j WiNONA,May 30.— Decoration Day was generally observed in Winona, nearly all business houses being closed from 1 o'clock until 0. The weather was not propitious for as large a turnout as' is usual on memorial, day, but the pro gramme as arranged was satisfactorily carried out. At 8 o'clock this morning firemen and members of the G. A. R. assembled at St. Thomas' church where mass was held by Rev. P. J. Gallagher, of St. Paul. The party then proceeded to the Catholic cemetery, where the graves of soldiers and firemen were decorated. This afternoon a procession formed on Second street in front of G. A. R. hall, consisting of Fakler's band, G. A. R., float with girls and flags, drum corps. Sons of Veterans, firemen, orators in carriages, members of the city coun cil, artillery, Women's Relief corps, and the Winona guards. The procession marched through the principal streets and brought up at Central park, where the exercises or the day were held. Dr. S. B. Shearderm, commander of John Ball post, of the G. A. R., acted as master of ceremonies. Maj. John Ludwig made . a fitting ad dress in opening the programme. Mrs. Genevive Clark and a choir, directed by Prof 11. H. Hunt, sang "We Forget Not the Day." Father J. B. Cotter then made an eloquent ad dress. Mayor Ludwig referred to Gen. Sheridan, and asked the people to re member the gallant soldier in their prayers. A chorus of children sang, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," and the choir sang "Sleep on, Ye Heroes." The procession then moved on to Wood lawn cemetery, where the graves were decorated. AT RED WING. Special to the Globe. Red Wing, May 30.— celebration of Memorial day here was attended by simple and unostentatious exercises. This morning the graves of the dead veterans, sixty in number, were decora ted. In the afternoon the members of A. Edwards Welch post, G. A. R., marched to the opera house, where ex ercises in accordance with the Grand Army ritual were held. Addresses were delivered by Gen. S. P. Jennison and Post Commander L. A. Hancock. . AT LAKE CITY. Special to the Globe. Lake City, Minn.,May Memorial services were duly observed by the citi zens of Lake City under the auspices Maj. Doughty post. On account of the rain a detail from the post decorated the graves at the cemetery at 9a. m. At 10:30 the memorial services were held in the Academy of Music by singing, ritual services of the G. A. R. aud an oration by Capt. J. H. Mullins, of Wa basha. The address was conservative, patriotic and appropriate. •y;y AT HUTCHINSON. Special to the Globe. Hutchinson, Minn., May 30.— Frank M. Harrington post, G. A. R., observed Decoration day here. A procession was formed in the public square, headed by the band and followed by 90 veter ans, 300 school children and 400 citizens, all bearing flowers. At the cemetery prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Hunt and addresses made by Hon. W. T. Bonniwell, Prof. Harrington and others. AT ST. CLOUD. Special to the Globe. •" St. Cloud, Minn., May Decora tion day was observed here to-day. In the morning a large procession, consist ing of the G. A. R. fire department, decoration committee of little girls and drums corps, headed by the Union band, went to North Star cemetry and decorated the graves. Rev. S. A. Cum mings opened the exercises with prayer. Hon. D. E. Myers then delivered a most eloquent address. AT GRANITE FALLS. Special to the Globe. Granite Falls, Minn., May 30, Decoration day was duly observed at this place, the business houses being closed. I. O. Russell Post No. 136, G.A. R., paraded in uniform, as did the daughters of the veterans, Granite Falls Camp No. 36, Sons of Veterans, and the Sons of Veterans' drum corps. Rev. James B. Castles of the Methodist Epis copal church delivered the principal j oration. AT FERGUS FALLS. Special to the Globe. Fergus Falls, Minn., May 30.—Dec oration day was observed here by Stan ton post, G. A. R., in its hall, and con sisted of the reading of department or ders, short addresses by 0. L. Lewis, I Col. Comston and others, and the decor-? ation of a cenotaph. At noon a detail; from the post went to Mount Faith cem etery and decorated the soldiers' graves here. I AT PRESTON. Special to the Globe. j Preston, Minn., May Memorial day was appropriately observed here to day. After an eloquent address by Prof. C. S. Powers at Opera hall the procession, headed by a band, marched to the different cemeteries, where im pressive ceremonies were held by the G. A. R., and the graves of Unionists and Confederates alike were shrewn with flowers. AT ROCHESTER. Special to the Globe. Rochester, Minn., May 30.— G. A. R. turned out in large numbers to day and the graves of dead comrades were handsomely decorated.- Bad ; weather necessitated the holding of the exercises in Clark's opera house. Rev. J. Hudson Smith and others delivered eloquent and appropriate addresses. ; AT SPRING VALLEY. Special to tne Globe. Spuing Valley, May SO.— G.A. R. Post No. 3, together with the Woman's Relief corps, assisted by the Hamilton and Grand Meadow posts, made elabo rate arrangements for Decoration day and the ceremonies were largely. at tended. J. J. Crist delivered the annual sermon |in the opera house on Sunday. * AT ST. JAMES. Special to the Globe. St. James, May 30.— Decoration day was to have been fully observed here to day in the fullest sense, for the first time in the history of the village. Quite a programme had been prepared, but a cold rain set in this morning and much of it was stricken out, particularly the parade and cemetery exercises. . AT TRACY. Special to the Globe. Tracy, Minn., May 30.— Owing to the rain the programme prepared by the G. A. R. post for to-day could not be fully carried out. Exercises were held in Syndicate hall and were largely attend ed, Gen. L. B. Wheelock, of Owatonna, delivered the address. Music was fur nished by the brass band and choirs. • AT MARSHALL. Special to the Globe. Marshall, Minn., May . Decor- 1 ation day services at the cemetery were largely attended. In the afternoon the hall was packed to its utmost capacity. The band, school children and Glee club participated. The address by Rev. Mr. Rule Very was an able effort. ~?M IN DAKOTA. The Territorial Veterans Tenderly; Remember the Dead. ?>$•";! AT BRISTOL. 'ry y Special to the Globe. -•/?': Bristol, Dak., May 30— Decoration day was splendidly celebrated here to day. r A long procession of people formed in the following order: Bristol' Comet -baud, veterans of the War/ speakers of the day, Rev. Mr. Hambly, ' of-JJntton, and G. L. Sharretts, of Web ster; little girls in white with flags, the A. O. U. W., I. 0. G. T., and citizens. lne procession proceeded from the Brokaw house up Main street to First avenue, thence down First avenue to rirst street, from First street to Rail- , road avenue, up Railroad avenue to Mam street, thence to the M. E. church, | where services, consisting of music by the band, and singing, and addresses by Rev. Mr. Hambly and G. L. Sharretts. Ihe former, after paying a tribute to the memory of the dead, and especially Lin coln, dwelt forcibly on the unpatriotic principle of foreign celebrations in America. Mr. Sharretts paid a rich tribute to the soldiery of the United States. After the services at the church the procession reformed and proceeded in the same order to the cemetery, where the little g.rls strewed flowers upon the graves of the nation's dead, the old soldiers of the war, wreathing , and bedecking the monuments. Hun dreds of people crowded into the town. Altogether, it was one of the grandest days in Bristol's history. The ladies of the town played a noble and patriotic part in all the preparations. The com mittee on celebration consisted of J. M. Stevenson, chairman C. S. Duell, sec retary, and Mr. Brokaw. AT WATERTOWN. Special to the Globe. - Watertown, Dak., May 30.—Deco ration day was duly observed here. At an early hour people began to pour into town from the surrounding country. All places of business were closed part of the day at the request of the mayor. The procession formed on Oak street and Collingwood avenue as follows: Police force in full dress uniform, City band, Company N, D. N. G., with re versed arms, Freeman Thayer post, G. A. R., Women's Relief corps in car nages, Sons of Veterans', fire company, public school cadets, mayor and mem bers of the city council in carriages, fol lowed by a long line of citizens and vis itors in carriages and on horseback. It moved through the principal streets to Kemp avenue, thence to Mount Hope cemetery, where the usual G. A. R. services took place. The remains of two soldiers of the Confederate army re pose in Mount Hope cemetery, and their graves were decoreted tae same as those who were opposed to them on the field of battle. The exercises through out were of a very interesting nature. The oration of Rev. Col . Clough at the Grand opera house was a fine effort and was received with great applause, as was also the original epic poem by John Banvard, Sr. The opera house was filled to its capacity. at valley springs. Special to the Globe. Valley Springs, May Memo rial day was enthustically observed here notwithstanding the heavy rain of last night and this morning. At 11 o'clock the Valley Springs cornet band headed the procession, composed of the fire de partment, George Washington Post No. 114, G. A. R., and citizens inarched to the hall, where the usual programme was carried out. Rev. David Powell, of Sioux Falls, delivered a most interesting oration, which was well received. After the exercises at the hall the G. A. R. provided a bounteous dinner that was highly enjoyed. In the afternoon the procession again formed and marched to the cemetery, where the graves of the dead were decorated and the balance of the programme carried out. It was the finest celebration of the kind ever held in this section of country. : \ -*-:<- : P^''; '■■ '■ AT FARGO. Special to the Globe. Fargo, Dak., May Memorial day was appropriately observed' here. The threatening weather of the forenoon at the hour of the street parade had en tirely disappeared at noon, and a column nearly a mile in length wound its way through the various streets to the city hall, where exercises befitting ' the occasion were held. Gen. H. Cape hart delivered the address. Banks and public offices were closed all day, and at noon stores generally closed their doors and all joined in a proper ob servance of the day. The notable feat ure was the marching in line of nearly 1,000 school children. AT SIOUX FALLS. Special to the Globe. Sioux Falls, May Decoration day was appropriately observed by the G. A. R. of this place. Speeches were made by Capt. Parliaman, M. Grigsby, Mayor Norton and others. Grigsby's speech was the event of the day, and was evidently prepared as an initiatory to the delegate campaign. He stood by the soldier, pounded the millionaires, came down on trusts and high tariff, and came out flat for a low tariff. Judge Palmer addressed the people of Colum bia to-day. AT HURON. Special to the Globe. Huron, Dak., May 31.— Decoration day was never more generally observed here than to-day. The entire arrange ments under the direction of Kilpatrick Post. G. A. R. At 10 o'clock this morn ing a procession of fifty carriages, sev enty-five old soldiers and several hun dreds of citizens decorated the graves of eleven veterans in Riverside cemetery. Tho opera house was densely crowded this afternoon to hear addresses by Capt. Langley and A. B. Melville, fol lowing which Company C gave a skir mish drill, which was witnessed by an . immense crowd. AT MILLER. Special to the Globe. Miller, D. T., May 30.— The heavy rain last night made the streets so muddy that the memorial exercises were greatly interfered with. A good crowd, however, was in attendance. Business houses were all closed, the streets decorated and a successful cele bration enjoyed. St. Lawrence and Ree i Heights were well represented. Capt. Van Etten was the orator and made a very interesting address in the opera house. Music and recitations were also contributed by local talent. AT GRAND FORKS. Special to the Globe. Grand Forks, Dak., May 30.—Deco ration day was duly observed here, all of the secret orders participating in the parade, besides a large number from surrounding towns. The oration of the occasion was delivered by Gen. Ward, late of Providence, R. 1., and it was the most scholarly, polished and eloquent speech our people have had the privi lege of listening to in many a day. AT MITCHELL. Special to the Globe. ; Mitchell, Dak., May 30.— Decoration day was observed here and at Mount Vernon. The services this afternoon in the Davison county court house were largely attended by the members of the G. A. R.. W. R. C, Company I and citi zens. The address by Rev*. O. E. Mur ray was well received. AT MANDAN. Special to the Globe. : Mandan, Dak., May Decoration day was duly observed. The oration was delivered by Judge Francis, of Bis marck. Other speakers took part. ; , IN "WISCONSIN. Old Soldiers Strew Flowers on the Graves of Companions in Arms. Special to the Globe, — -*; ■ Qiippewa Falls, ..Wis., May - 30.— Memorial day was most fittingly ob served in this city by James Comerford post, G. A. R. The ceremonies com-: menced at 2:80 p. m.- and continued until 5 o'clock. The procession in-! eluded about 2,000 people, comprising all the' civic and military, societies of Chippewa ; valley. They marched to Hillside cemetery along-; streets and •avenues which had been appropriately decorated for the occasion. At the cemetery an interesting programme was given. The address made by Col. G. C. Ginty, of the Herald, candidate for gubernatorial honors, was a just and ap propriate tribute to the memory of those who "died that their country, might live." It was devoid of politics, but full true- American spirit. Singing and music by the band was one of the features of the day. There are twenty eight veterans buried in the cemetery in this city. AT superior. - Special to the Globe. Superior, Wis., May Decoration day was observed in a most elabo rate manner under the auspices of the G. A. R., assisted by the fire depart ment, secret societies and school chil dren. A procession over a mile in length headed by bands of music, marched through the principal streets of East and West Superior and to Oak land cemetery, where the graves of veterans were decorated. Rain com menced to fall just as the ceremonies were concluded. :.■'-.-. -y AT ASHLAND. Special to the Globe. Ashland, Wis., May Never in the history of Ashland was Memorial day observed by such a gorgeous dis play. All business was suspended, and the G. A. R. posts and all societies in the city took part in a magnificent street demonstration. After the graves had been decorated Mayor Knight, Sam S. Fifield, Rev. Joseph Moran, Jr. and W. G. Bancroft addressed the people in Ashland theater. AT EAU CLAIRE. Special to the Globe. Eau Claire, Wis., May 30.— 1n ac cord with Mayor Shaw's proclamation, Memorial day was observed by closing the business houses at noon. A proces sion of two companies of local militia, Sons of Veterans, Grand Army veter ans, police and citizens at 2 p. m. moved to the Griffin Rifles' armory, where a large audience was addressed by Capt. George Graham, of Toman. The sol diers' craves in four cemeteries were decorated by the Woman's Relief corps. " AT LA CROSSE. Special to the Globe. La Crosse, Wis., May Memorial day exercises, though interfered with by rain, were very interesting. The rain ceased in the afternoon and sev eral thousand people visited the ceme teries and park, where Rev. Mr. Jack son, of Appleton, delivered an address. AT BLACK RIVER FALLS. Special to the Globe. Black River Falls, Wis., May 30. The memorial services here consisted in the decoration of the graves of the Union dead under the direction of Will iam Moore post, G. A. R. ELSEWHERE. Survivors of the Late War Every where Remember Those Who Have Gone Before. Special to the Globe. -;*.:'•- Mason City, 10., May 30.— 0n ac count of the heavy rain that visited this section during the morning hours me morial services were badly deranged. At 1 o'clock a squad of veterans marched through the mud and pouring rain and bedecked the graves of fallen comrades with flowers. A vast audience crowded into the opera house and for over an hour listened to an able and eloquent address by Col. J. H. Sweney, of Osage. AT DUBUQUE. Special to the Globe. ' -"."*.*- Dubuque, lowa, May 30.— Decoration day was more generally observed than usual. All the civic, military and se cret societies were out to assist Hyde Clarke post and Lookout post, G. A. R., in the memorial exercises attendant upon the decoration of soldiers' graves. Dr. G. M. Staples was president of the day. Rev. J. B. Thomas, chaplain, and Col. P. W. Crawford, orator. Rain threatened all day and fell when the ceremonies were closing. . AT SIOUX CITY. Special to the Globe. Sioux City, 10., May Decora lion day has been appropriately ob served. The ceremonies included a parade by the G. A. R. posts, civic so cieties and fire department. At the cemetery an oration was delivered by Hon. A. L. Hudson and a literary pro gramme was rendered. AT GRANT'S TOMB. Impressive Services at the Grave of the Hero of Appomattox. New York, May 30.— At 4 o'clock this afternoon the smoke from eighty rifles, held by Richmond Grays, floated over the Hudson from before Gen. Grant's flower-covered tomb. The arch of the sepulcher was covered with immortelles, in which were wrought the words "His Words Were Few," His Actions Decisive." Many large and beautiful floral designs stood beiore the vault. Palls nearly covered it. and inside, the iron casket was buried beneath hand some flowers. The organized military bodies in attendance were the Richmond Grays, Grant post, of Brooklyn, W. S. Hancock post, and Company Eof the Ninth regiment. The Metho dist conference was represented by Bishops, Bowman, Foster, Merrill", Andrews, Warren, Goss, Hurst. Foss, Hurst, Andrews, Malalicu, Fowler, Vin cent, Fitzgerald, Joyce. Newman and Goodsell. U. S. Grant, Jr., and Fred Grant and wife and daughter were the only members of the Grant family present. Chopin's "Funeral March," which was also played three years ago when Gen. Grant's body was being placed in the tomb was rendered. The grand ritual for Decoration day was then said, and (ten. Stewart L. Woodford followed with an oration. He said that Grant had done more than any con queror in centuries before. For he had saved the people a constitution and had blessed the people he had con quered. The orator had been saddened to sec the neglect of the Confederate dead. He thought congress should work and care for them. He thought there was no better way to bind the living closer than this. At the conclusion of the oration the Richmond Grays and a detail of the Ninth regiment fired a volley over the tomb, and the several thousand people in attendance dispersed. .*■»» Murdered by Desperadoes. St. Louis, May 30.— At Murick's Ferry, near St. Charles, on the Missouri river, the sheriff of St. Louis county and a posse of three deputies endeavor ed to arrest a gang of river men and a battle ensued, in which Deputy Albert Ahlfeldt was fatally injured, "Deputy John ' Monohan was seriously shot through the bowels and Deputy C. C. Carrett was hit three times by bullets, but not dangerously wounded. Sheriff Allen became separated from the party and has not been heard of since, It is feared that he also has fallen a victim to the desperadoes. There appears to have been seven men who lay in am bush. The whole party is known and a posse is now in search of "them. : An Old Resident Buried. Special to tbe Globe : - - Preston, Minn., May 30.— Jere mi-ih O'Brien, one of - the . oldest ] resi dents of this place and a universally re spected lady, was buried here to-day. At Home Again. . Washington, May 30.— The presi dent and Mrs. Cleveland arrived here at 10:15 to-night. Mrs. Cleveland joined her husband at Philadelphia. SHERIDAN IS SINKING. The General's Heart Has Gone Back on Him Again, Which Is Complicated by a Dangerous Pulmonary Affection. The Greatest Alarm Prevails Among' the Physicians in Attendance. Death Appears to Be Close Upon the Sick Soldier. Washington, May 30.— T0-day being the anniversary of the capture of Boone ville. Miss., by Gen. Sheridan, then a colonel in command of his first expedi tion in ISG2, the District Commandery of the Loyal Leegion, through the re corder, Gen, Mussey, gave him a basket of choice and rare roses, with a note conveying their affection and best wishes, and the hope that, as he was victorious twenty-six years ago, so would he be in his present struggle. The bulletin issued at 2:25 p. m. was to the effect that Gen. Sheridan had been quite bright and cheerful all morning. There have been no disquiet ing symptons since the last bulletin, and the improvements in pulse and respiration continued. At 6:30 p. m. the condition of the patient was re ported to be as favorable as at time since the change on last Monday morn ing. The following bulletin was not given out till after 10 o'clock: 8:45 p. m.— Gen. Sheridan's condition is not so favorable as it was at the time of the last bulletin, owing to the fact a harrassing cough has appeared, making him restless and preventing sleep. Col. Kellogg said that the cough did not give them any apprehension, as the other favorable symptoms continued. The damp weather, he thought, might have caused the cough, and as the gen eral had secured so much sleep recently he would naturally be a little restless. One of the physicians says that the cough is caused by an irritation of the lungs and is of a hacking nature.: The only bad effect which it has had as yet is that it awakens the general when he is only half asleep, and, therefore, inter feres with his rest. It may be due to congestion, or to the same suffusion which produced the oedema, or again it may be of a nervous nature. At 10 o'clock Gen. Sheridan was sud denly threatened with suffocation from pulmonary effusion and for awhile was in imminent peril. The attack was mastered with difficulty. All the phy sicians are at the general's bedside and fear that : >■'■■■ DEATH may ENSUE at any moment. He is now as critically ill as at any time of his sickness. There has been more or less of a recurrence of the heart trouble, but the exact degree and the extent of it cannot be learned at tnis hour, lt is, however, compli cated by a severe and dangerous affec tion of the lungs and the greatest alarm prevails among Gen. Sheridan's physi cians and family. They were all hastily summoned and are now at his bedside, keenly, apprehensive of what may follow. Tne use of oxygen, which had been discontinued, has been resumed. The first symptoms of the present attack were noticed about 5 o'clock, when the general was seized with a spell of coughing. It was not thought at first that this cough was of such a dangerous character as subsequent events proved to be the case. As time went by this coughing increased in frequency and in vigor, and grave alarm began to be felt among the household. About 10 o'clock the general was seized with a severe retching cough, which filled all within the house with the gloomiest forebodings. This pulmonary affection brought an other faintness of the heart's action.and the pulse grew weaker and weaker. Mrs. Sheridan and the physicians, who had all been called to the sick room, sprang to the general's bedside, and everything that was possible to be done was immediately undertaken. Digitalis was administered to counteract the feebleness of the heart, and a cab, which has been constantly kept in wait ing every night for use in case of emergency, was hurriedly dispatched for Mr. Moxley, a local merchant, who manufactures oxygen gas and has supplied the gas used here tofore when the sick man was at his worst. Meantime the general's condition grew worse, and notwith standing all that was done, the attack stubbornly refused to yield to treatment. The oxygen gas arrived shortly before . 10:30 o'clock, and Mr. Moxley was hur riedly shown into the sick room in the northeast corner of the residence, where Gen. Sheridan lay breathing heavily, in imminent .* r: DANGER OF SUFFOCATION. A jet of gas was thrown into his mouth, and he was allowed to inhale it for a few seconds. The gas made him flighty and irrational. It was then discontin ued and other remedies applied, only to give way at frequent intervals to a re newal of the oxygen treatment. For some time the general appeared to be very much like a drowning man, and it was feared the end had come. By extraordinary exertions, however, the patient was rallied again, and at 12:30 o'clock he had Improved to some extent in his breathing, which was still labored and heavy, and not a person in the room left his bed side. Col. Keilogg came out of the house for a minute to send .the cabman off. His face was solemn and sad, as if apprehensive of the worst; and in re spouse to a reporter's inquiry he merely said: "The bulletin will be out soon," and hurried back into the house. The most intense anxiety per vaded the entire household and there was again an all-prevailing air of tense, nervous fear, which has characterized the attendants at the house whenever Gen. Sheridan has been at his worst. One of the general's aides came out about 1 o'clock and handed the 12:45 official bulletin to the group of reporters . anxiously awaiting the official bulletin which it was known would be issued. It showed that the general's condition was ' IMMINENTLY CRITICAL. The aide said he knew nothing much beyond what was in the bulletin, but his manner showed plainer than words could tell the anxiety and alarm he felt. To an inquiry as to whether Mrs. Sheri dan and the other adult members of the family were at the general's bed side, he said, "Yes; everybody's there.". At 1:30 o'clock word came down that the general's condition was still the same as indicated In the bulletin and that he 1 had not improved.'. 'V Tlie Globe's Friday STORY COLUMN HAS TAKEN WELL WITH LOVERS OF LIGHT READING. NO. 152. A BRACE OP CONSPIRATORS. Sherman and Another Spurred on by Blame's Latest Declination. Special to the Globe. -**.* >_ Washington, May 30.— The Wash ington Post will to-morrow publish the following: "The Post has the most re spectable and the most reliable au thority for the statement that two or more candidates for the presidential nomination at the Chicago con vention put their heads to gether some time ago and contrived a plan to get iir. Blame out of the race. Ihe result of this contrivance was that when Mr. Blame reached Paris he found several letters awaiting him, and not the least important were letters from these political conspirators, as they have been termed, to the know ledge of the Post. The writer of one of these letters was Senator John Sherman. The names of the eminent gentleman who wrote the other will probably be made known later, and before it is much later. The two letters— is not certain at present that there were more than two— with the same subject and were similar in tone. Both remonstrated with Mr. Blame for allowing a state of misunderstanding to exist con cerning his candidacy for the presidenc. Both expressed the utmost confindenee that Mr. Blame meant every syllable of what he said in his Florence letter, but pointed out that the misrepresentation of that letter by some of Mr. Blame's friends, whose friendship was too ardent for political discretion, was embarrassing everbody, demoraliz ing party organization and threaten ing the utter disintegration and hope less defeat of the Republican party. Both letters appealed to Mr. Blame to do something at once to relieve the party of this embarrassment. Both letters spoke of the eternal friendship of the writers for Mr. Blame in the past, and an assurance of a continuance in the future. Both writers swore by all that was political that they would stick to Mr. Blame while there was a button on his coat, and that they never would have entered the held as candidates "themselves if they had not had the assurance of his Flor ence letter that he was entirely out of the race. Both urged Mr. Blame to take such action imme diately as would make it impossible for a few injudicious friends here to put him in a false position before the coun try, and deprive the party of that reasonable certainty of its ground which is necessary to success in the preparation for a ereat. political cam paign. Knowing that these letters had met Mr. Blame in Paris, the Post's informant had no difficulty in divining what has spurred Mr. Blame to the writing of this last letter, especially when he read this significant part of it: •'On the other hand, friends equally de voted and interested have construed my (Florence) letter as it should be con strued, to be .an - unconditional withholding of my name from the national convention. They have in consequence given their support to eminent gentlemen who are candidates for the Chicago nomination, some of whom would net, lam sur,e, consented ' to assume that position if 1 had decided to represent the party in the presidential contest of 1888. The Post's informant regards the act of the joint letter writ- - ers as unfair and a disingenuous trick"; i and he blames Blame for having written his letter at the prompting of his rivals without waiting to hear f torn his friends. DAVIS EXCEPTED. Minnesota's Representatives at the Capital Surprised at Blame's Letter. Special to the Globe. Washington, May 30.— of Min nesota's representative men in this city express surprise and disapprobation at Blame's latest letter, except Senator. Davis, who says: "I am not surprised"* at the letter, which is, after all, nothing , more than was said in his Florence-! letter, upon any fair construction of it. , In view of the manifest tendency to nominate Mr. Blame, notwithstanding] that letter, it is too early for me to spec- . ulate on who the nominee will be. Upon' that question the judgment of the party I will doubtless be wisely formed be**' tween now and the meeting of the con- : vention. Neither Lind nor Nelson will express an opinion as to the piobable : nominee and the Democratic congress- ; men say it is not their light. Congressman' Rice was at the capitol in attendance! upon a committee meeting to-day, and' joined Wilson and Mac Donald in the house caucus to-night. The name of : McKinley, of Ohio, is mentioned as a possibility, but there seems to be a nat ural drifting of Republican sentiment towards Allison, of lowa. The ticket would then be Allison and Phelps, of New Jersey. Foraker and Harrison are named because they were soldiers. In the event of the nomination of Cleve land and Thurman against Allison and Phelps, both the parties will have Ig nored the soldier element for the first time since the war. This is significant of the fact that the ranks are growing thinner every four years and the soldier element less potential. The Democrats elected a non-soldier ticket in 187ti and in 1884, and now the Republicans evi dently intend trying the same tactics. THURMAN DENIES Any Intention of Becoming the Running Mate to Cleveland. Columbus, May 30.— statement from the East yesterday that Judge Allen G. Thurman had consented to run on the ticket with Cleveland for vice president, was somewhat of a surprise to his friends, as they have been led to believe that he was out of active poli tics. As to whether Judge Thurman had been consulted in regard to being a candidate on the ticket, he said : "No, sir; I have not been consulted in the matter; nor is it probable that I will be consulted. As 1 said before, I am not a . candidate for any office. >. have read considerable about myself in the newspapers in connection with the presidential contest, but I have said nothing myself. If the people believe me to be an honest man they will let me alone." "How did the announcement come to be made?" was asked. . : ;, "I do not know. I see by the paper that my son is in Washington in the in terest of my reported candidacy. There is not a word of truth in that. He went East on private business and stopped at Washington on his way. But not for the motive ascribed by the press." Tom Brown's Opinion. Special to the Globe. Washington, D, C, May 30.— Gen. Tom Browne, of Indiana, says: "It is oily to talk of withdrawing the name of Senator Harrison In favor of Gresham. Indiana instructed for Har rison because he is *_, popular ** idol. It is wrong to suppose Gresham capable of carrying Indiana*. He never yet has been popular with the party in Indiana, while Harrison is cheered wherever his name is mentioned in the state, and has been honored with the best suffrages of people. Depend upon . it, Indiana will stand by Harrison to the last He will' be nominated."