Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 01, 1889, FIRST PART, Image 1

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ialf a Million Stranger Within the
Into A Milltarr Parade of 53,000
Irn Nearly a million People See the
ihow Commemorative Exerclsei at St.
Vwl's and the Sob-Treasury The Ban
let and Toasts by Famous SIcn Close
le Day.
ust such another day as yesterday New
.rfc will scarcely -witness for years to
me. The city was taken possession of by
a army of 50,000 soldiers, regulars and
home guards," and a mammoth parade
t the largest if not the chief feature of the
One Hundreth, Anniversary of the Inaugu
ration of George "Washington as the first
Preaaent'of the United States. Certain it
U that more talk resulted over the military
than any other item on the day' s pro
gramme. TK.SGS43C TO Till DISPXTCn.1
April 30. It was
another blizzard.
Once again the
streets were block
aded, the surface
travel was stopped,
the elejated roads
were glutted, busi
ness was suspended,
and the city sur
rendered to the
downpour. This
time it was a human
blizzard, a storm of men and women.
JJnst as a year and a month ago four
storms met over this then hapless city and
expended their combined fury upon our
Utreets, so to-day the tracks of the four
grinds of heaven- were followed by rushing
Houses of men, women -and children, who
'rnetwithin our city limits. Just as last
this particular neighborhood was
VI ont by the furious disturbance, so
few streets in the heart of the city
led the shock of this second tempest
Greatest drifts were la Broadway and
noe. There the personified flakes
kedjp from the curb high against
ngs, the
masses of BInck Hamas Hall
over the enormous stands to
rdrifts that walled in the
sitfie parks, little drifts
thousands of private
nerous trucks placed at
' the high stoops of
rth these ani-
id hail duc
e houses,
k pall
-. ered,
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They wrei of unusual severity, yet they
gave no hint of
Tho Fearfal Downpour
that was lo follow. Other scurries and
whirls of the black particles came out from
the, depots up town and across .the river at
breakfast time, and by 9 o'clock the four
fearful cjrcling galea that whirled 760,000
human flakes into .Broadway and Filth
avenue were blowing their mightiest. At
that time there' was no cross-town street that
did reserve as a vehicle for thehnr'rying
atoms Hhat were 'to bank themselves on
either side of the long line of march 6f the
(great military .p'arade of the actual centen
jaryof Washington's 'inauguration and the
formation ot National Government
The police'and their men agree that there)
(wert at least Valf a million strangers in'
town to-day. That gave the city a tem
porary population of 2,350,000, persons to
day, for to the 1,600,000 resident population
must' be added the 250,000 who come to
town every dav in the Tear except Sun
days, and who were more than represented
by the
Influx From the Near Suburbs.
, That- is to. say, that if any who usually
came spent the Say at home there were more
than enough-others to take their places.
Broadway and fifth avenue were jammed
by sightseers to-day, as no New York streets
were crowded before. The crowding began
at 8 o'clock, and there was no diminution of
it until after dark. It is estimated that,
with the people standing eight deep on both
sides of the 5-miIe route, the crowd must
have numbered 457,600 persons, in rough
figures. To these must be added the 90,000
persons on the big and little reviewing
stands, which makes a sum of 547,600 souls;
and then again, these must be swelled by
the persons who crowded upon the 4,000
trucks in the side streets. At an average of
25 persons to each track and that is mod
eratethis adds 100,000 more to the over
whelming multitude, and produces a total
of 647,600.spectators of the parade, without
including the enormous number that viewed
it from the windows, doorways and roofs.
At Iienst a Million Spectators.
If this estimate is over-larce because it
gives only a foot to each person to stand in,
it is equally wrong the other way in count
ing the people as standing eight rows deep.
As a matter of fact, they have stood Irom 10
to 15 rows deep. It is not wild guessing to
say that a million persons saw to-day's
One feature of the amazing spectacles
one huge block of the immense and solid
cube of people will live in the minds of all
who saw it so long as they live. For some
reason the police permitted the people to get
into the roadway of Pitta, avenue above
Madison square, and presently they blocked
the great thoroughfare solidly. The police
themselves, accustomed as they are to
crowds, were amazed afNthe wonderful scene
this produced.
A. Most Impressive Sight.
The sight was most impressive. From
Madison square to Thirty-eighth street, or
perhaps a block or more higher up town,
Hurray Hill rises higher above the general
level of the town. TJp that eminence Fifth
avenue looked like a vast human gutter a
trough bottomed and sided with humanity.
The people packed the stoops, and rose in
curving lines up the stoops at the sides. Far
as the sight reached, their heads and htte
formed a new and upper pavement of the
avenue. Some mounted police were sent to
disperse them from the roadway. They rode
to the face of the mass of people at Twenty
eighth street, but made no impression on the
solid multitude. They did not try. They
were not brntal. They simply rode up
against the wall of mankind and then were
stopped, and they ordered the people to
scatter. ,
The people were not obdurate. They were
helpless. They couldn't move. After that,
when the procession reached that point, an
other body of 40 odd mounted men suc
ceeded better. It scarcely would be be
lieved. The Day Marred by Brutality.
It sounds incredible that a day of nation
al thanksgiving should be marred bo brut
ally. But the fact is certain that the second
squad did by violence what the others failed
to do. They proclaimed war. Forming
their ranks into a wedge, with the point to
ward, the people, they spurred their horses
and pressed ahead.
Into the crowd they went, disregarding
the shrieks of the women and children, ie-
I soring those who fainted and fell, heeding
not at all those "whose feet, at least, they
trod upon. It was an act and scene that
strong, men cannot talk abont without
trembling with excitement. Fortunately,
there was some succor near. Mrs. Faran
Stevens, whose house is at the southeast
corner of Twenty-eighth street and Fifth
avenue, saw the scene, and, opening her
door, took in 100 of the women and children
-who were hurt and frightened and had
fainted. She gave them food and drink as
Bow the Overflow Enjoyed Itself.
So much for the massing of the people.
There was an overflow of those who could
not see the parade. They made Sixth ave
nue, Lexington avenue and Third and
Fourth avenues lively with a sort of Fourth
of July' festivity. They were in their best
clothes, and were happy and smiling. Lov
ers hung on lovers' arms, and mothers and
children went hand in hand. Householders
and matrons from probably half the States
of the Union were in the throngs, staring
honestly and without self-consciousness or
shame-facedness at the wonders of the great
Therewas little drunkenness. There were
few horse cars. The elevated trains were
packed. The day had opened under heavy
clouds, and' there was blowing a fresh wind
that made the soldiers complain long after
the sun came out, whenever they had to
stand in the shade. At 11 o'clock the sun
broke its cloud bonds and deluged the air
with golden lining. Even the Harrison
hoodoo, that has marred every ceremony he
has taken part in since he became Presi
dent, was overcome by -New York's luck, so
that' it was altogether a glad day.
The ribbons, red white and blue, of which
The Dispatch spoke yesterday, became
more man ever tne teature or tne celebra
tion, xens ot tncusanus w women wore
them. One such bow-knot beautified a
woman. One such bow redeemed ill-fitting
gownS- and freshened seedy ones. Tens ot
thonsands of them illuminated the crowds.
The Men AM Decorate Themselves.
Then the men and boys bought medals
and pins and huhe them on their coats. kA
rthattbey too reflected the festival spirit ot
laeuar." j-iiamirauge impulse OI manKmd
to decorate itself which leads to the
hundreds ot semi-military organizations and
uniformed clubs we have in town, shown
out in the rash for .the medals 'that the curb
stone peddlers -sold. Possibly each man
felt that to wear one of those bits of metal
connected him with the formal and mili
tary programme of the day. On Sixth
avenue the small thread and needle stores
were selling centennial corsets, the queerest
oateoae of the holiday erase: There
were $&rg8s stays, ,ali trbBseed with
red.-.wfeite.BBd blue ribbe-as sad Itttle ms
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someof the rustic matrons and the sparkle
in their-eris; as they shade the streets, were
due to theifonsciousness that under their
gowns they wore these glorious yet .sacred,
garments? Jhere' must be a pride that goes
with' jeweled garters, though the awful
'mysterfefof;the -sun worshippers were not'
sb sacred as that. Then, why may not some''
of the igladnesson the street to-day be1
traceable to these gorgeous inner vestJ
menti, as 'gaudy as the feather girls of
South Pacific maidens.
One -of the Forma or Pride.
Eiide takes queer form in times of popu
lar (excitement. "Witness a sign strung
across a house In South Fifth avenue:
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Thewording-of that is peculiar, but the
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sentiment is as elevating .and .creditable, as
any that is expressed in any form on tho
upper and swell Fifth avenue.. Under this
head it is worth noting that the inrther one
gets from upper Fifth avenue the more
general and profuse is the decoration, of the
Wends lis Way From the Fifth Avenue Ho
tel to Old St. Paul's Church Presi
dent, Ex-Prealilcnt and Other
Important Persons Present.
The formal celebration of the Centennial
opened with the ringing- of the bells in all
the churches that had them. There were
services in many churches, notably in the
Episcopalian and the Hutch Reformed.
The old Hutch Church which now worships
at Twenty-ninth streeLand Filth avenue
sounded its thanksgiving with a bell cast in
Amsterdam in 1731.
The Dutch Church was the loyal one in
the dark days of the Revolution; the Epis
copal Church was a Tory body. It necessa
rily was so, for its clergy had to take their
orders from England, and most of them
came from there. .George Washington -was
a church man, however, and that is why he
went to St. Paul's 100 years ago, and" we
held special exercises there to-day. .
BU J'aul's Church.
The Episcopalians are as jubilant to-day
as if thev were in good odor in thiscityiin
1789, wh'ich they were not. They say that
in this country their membership has in
creased far beyond the proportionate in
crease of the population, ,and that in this
city in the last five years their gain has
been more than 31 per cent against an aver
age gain of 3 per cent by all the other
Protestant sects.
A Most Notable Array.
This morning a .notable procession went
fromthe Fifth Avenue Hotel to old St.
Paul's, at Vesey street and Broadway. In
it were the President, Vice President, Su
preme Court Justices, Governor Hill, Mayor
Grant, Grover Cleveland, Rutherford B.
Hayes, Senators Evarts and Hiscock, the
Cabinet, Secretaries, the Bishops of New
York, Long Island, Iowa -and Tennessee.
Mrs. Harrison, Lieutenant Governor and
Mrs. Jones, .Senator John Sherman.Geheral
Sherman, . Senator Jtngalls, ex-Senator
Bayard, and many others.
The omnipresent committeemen were there,
of course. It had been, said that the church
service was the only feature at which El
bridge T. Gerry would not speak. But he
didigeak, all the same. He made' the re
sponses,. He Is Invincible,
The' church was'-resplendently decorated
wits Bjftgs.anQ.nowers. uniquejaaongjau
13-starred flfef the last century side by
Bide with the royal standard of France;
emblems pf the combined forces that over
threw the irksome English rule. over our
Appropriate. Pews Occupied.
The President sat .in George "Washing-,
ton's :pew, which is still preserved ia tbtr
iiHurcn. The Governomt, in the pew that
once, was .Governor Clintons.. Ihe most
. ,J. t . i-y .1 i i . -A!H M!.tK fclfnwa4
a prescribecTfcrmuta was the address oFk
Bishop Henry O. Potter, who1 preached oe
cause the then Bishop of New'.Xort did so
100 yean ago. Bishop Potter, talked to
President Harrison after a mainer that'will
be variously judged by Tariou persons. It
hai not yet occurred to anyone else to adopt
the tone he did before the President. He
sailed into.practical politics and patronage
grabbing, right and left. He said ft wotifd
be interesting buf impossible to fancy the
first 'President confronted "by ;a modern
"praotical" politician. "The loathing, the
Outraged majesty with which he would have
bade such a creatureto be gone," the gotfd
Bishop pictured as most impressive. After
ward he -attacked the Democrats, coining
ihe idea that "Washingtonian dignity had
degenerated into Jefferponian simplicity,
which was only.anothei name for "Jackson-ianvilgarity,-';
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A Glorious Service of Bonjr.
There was glorious Singing in the church
by Miss Bella Watson and Miss Clara B.
Leek, sopranos; Miss Tuttle and Miss Bach
man, altos, and some trained male voices.
The distinguished guests had been taken to
their pews by Trinity vestrymen "whose
names are to a surprising extent reflected
in the names pf downtown streets, viz.:
Pell, Clarkson, Jav, Leroy, Morris and
Van Cortlandt.
From the church the people moved to the
platform built on the porch of the sub
treasury building, the site of Federal Hall,
on whose balcony Washington took the oath
as President. Wall street was packed with
people, and so was Broad street as far 'as
the stock exchange entrance. There was a
lesser crowd in Nassau street.
Police in great force kept order around
the temporary platform. Artillerymen were
on duty on the outskirts of the dense mass
-of people. The Free Masons had brought
down the Bible on which General Wash
ington took the oath, and in its. plush en
velope it rested on. a table once owned by
Washington. There was a chair of Wash
ington's there alsor for President Harrison
to occupy. Had Giover Cleveland been
President he could not have sat in it.
The Most Notable Men In the United Stntes
Attend the Commemorative. Exer
cises Tho Reviewing- Stand and
the Immensity of the Parade.
The procession to the sub-Treasury was
very Jate. The platform was crowded when
the great men came at 1020 o'clock, save
for the seats reserved for them. ThePresi
dent, the ex-President, and the ex-defacto
President sat -well forward, Witt Messrs.
Gerry, Hamilton, the elder Mr. Fish, Chief
Justice Fuller and a t$w of his colleagues,
and Mr. Depew, the orator of the occasion.
The clergymen made an imposing appear
ance. Archbishop Corrigan wore his purple
beretta, his purple delmati, a long robe
reaching to the ground, and his golden
pectoral cross and chain; the Bev. Dr.
Storrs wore the black gown in which he
preaches. Dr. Eliphalet .Potter and the
Bishop of Iowa were in .partial canonical
attire. Governor Hill did not go there.
There-was great applause when President
Harrison was recognized, and Grover Cleve
lanairas afterward the center of a crpwd of
pereypsapxions to grasp -his hand.
v'.tfii Coraemmorntlvo Exercises.
DrSS9rs offered a prayer, which was
couchecTin a tone half ot thanksgiving and
half of petition. Clarence W. Bowen read
the poem written at Danvers, Mass., by
John Greenleaf "Whittter. After that Mr.
Chauncey'M. Depew spoke for 25 minutes,
and the President followed in a short ad
dress, which was concluded by the benedic
tion, pronounced by Archbishop Corrigan.
The President had difficulty in finding his
voice at the outset, but presently he made
himself heard clearly "by all on tie platform.
The greatestmilitary parade ever seen in
America except on the assembling of the
troops in Washington at the close of "the
war was "under way when the 'literary exer
cises began. Then the President, "Vice
President, Mayor Grant, Messrs. Cleveland
and Hayes in a Word, all the notables ex
cept Governor Hill, who was at the head of
his troops were driven to the reviewing
stand in Madison Square. They drove up
the line of march in uearly a dozen car
riages, and passed miles of soldiers and
Grand Army men who ere drawr. up along
the curbing.
Arranecjaent of the Itevlew lae'Stand.
The. decorations of the reviewing stand
were wretched. Ihe President and the
others occupied a bow-shaped platform pro
lectins: from the stand. This was badlr:
decorated, the most conspicuous, ornament j
pemganaKea noyot tne same lineage is
the tipsy soldiers oa the absurd arsh at
TweBty-axth street Tbo President ttayejl
until nearly the end, from 1 o'cloe'i. Th"
juuuuaiuu mm J., JJHSMH ,lHr. reviewing
62,000 than 60,000, and the line was twice as
lone as the'ronte. a matter of 11 miles in all.
Nearly .every State in the Union was.rep
resented, and with surprising numbers, the
Pacific States being the most notable ab
sentees. For five hours and a half the sol
I. piers' marched. For bo many hours the air
01 .oroaaway was cnargea witn stirring
inusic, with the regular' tread of hoofs ana
shoes, the rattle of gun carriages, the clink
of sabers, and the eorceonsiand kaleideo-
Seme 'at the Sub-Treaiury Building.
scopio panorama of colors. For nearly six
hours the people stood in solid ranks along
tho line of, march, and the soldiers were
hemmed in by these living walls and saw
the multitude towering far above their
heads in the windows, on the balconies and
on the roof edges.
Tired Soldiers tho Best Marchers.
Cheering was continuous. Fancy the
fatigue of the "marching men! And. the
greater fatigue of the standing multitude!
There went to bed to-night, more almost ut
terly exhaustad men, women and children
thaever slept in the brisk sea-laden night
air de metropolis.
Itsbv Tscruel, but it is a fact that one
commanW of a military body in the line
told The Dispatch reporter that soldiers
march best when they are tired. "Before
that they are uneven and unnertain in their
ranks and step, but .once tired as we were
after our long waiting to-day, they easily
fall into the long 30-inch swing of the
route step, and keep it up as long as we
(ten 1 1 1 a mr vim hbm I! mt. .1 ! It
man, 11&.C bu uiaujr uiucuiucs. J.uai is tne
marching that the spectators admire. It is
when the men are tired that the people
cheer them."
This was a notable and proud city organi
zation. "Do you let your merf drink?" the
officer was asked.
"Not until noon, and then only a little
water. Much water makes them sick; alco
hol makes them drunk, and all drinking is
Very bad. "While we wait, if a man needs
to lea ve the ranks we send a guard with him
to see that he does not drink, even water."
That was the rule with that nrp.irn ration
but there were others from other States
which fairly mobbed the down town beer
saloons while waiting in Nassau and Church
streets for the order to fall in the great par
The President's Wife Witnesses the Parade
from Sir. Morton's House Where
Bhe Dined and With Whom
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Mrs. Harrison saw the parade from the
balcony of Mr. Morton's house, at 85 Fifth
avenue. The balcony extends under both
front parlor windows, and was draped with
a great flag. Before the parade came along,
early in the morning, carriages began to
stop at the door with guests. Mrs. Stuyve
Bant Fish was among the first to arrive.
The other 'guests were Allan Thorndyke
Rice, Mri. Governor Beaver, of Pennsylva
nia; Mrs. Governor Green, of New Jersev;
John Jay, Mrs. Senator Piatt, and Mr.
Stuyyesant Fish. Mr. Fish arrived after
the parade had well started.
long before the first strains of music were
heard, Mrs. Morton and Mrs. Harrison en
tered the balcony through the parlor win
dow, and took chairs near each other, the
other guests grouping around, them. The
Earlor was charmingly decorated with
owers, chiefly Marechal Neil roses and
violets. Flags hnng over the windows,
anu uver me muies on tne oaicony.
When the carriages with the President
and hisparty came Dy in review, the gen
tlemen in each carriage in turn raised their
hatswhen opposite the house, and the ladies
inclined, their heads in acknowledgment.
Tbey disappeared and reappeared' on the
balcony several times during tho parade,
but stuck to it pretty closely until 2o'clock,
when lunch was served for the -party in the
big dining room.
After lunch Mrs. Harrison and Mrs.
Morton reappeared with some of the guests,
but withdrew about 4:30 o'clock. At 7
o'clock Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Morton
dined alone together. At 8:30 o'clock they
took their carriage" ..in Fifth avenue, nnd
drove to . the Metropolitan Opera House.
The President, who had returned to Mr.
Morton's after the parade, had cone to the
dinner earlier. He was buttoned to the
chin in his gray overcoat, and wore a black
low-crowned soft felt hat, crnshed to his
head in the crown. Mr. Morton and a
member of the Entertainment Committe ac
companied him.
He Was Carried to the Hospital bat Was
Soon oa Deck Again.
New Yoke, April 30. William Roenig,
a member ot one of the Pittsburg com
panies, was overcome by- fatigue and fell in
a fainting condition. His comrades car
ried him on a stretcher to a store at 15 West
Twenty-seventh street, and he was afterward
taken to the. New York Hospital in an am
bulance. In an hour he rallied and went,
with the aid of his comrades, to their head
Major Patterson, of Frceport, Das His Leg
Broken br Fallinff From His Horsp.
New York, April 30. While the Penn
sylvania militia were marching up Broad
way, Major Frederick Patterson, of Free
port, Pa., of the Secvid Brigade, N. G. P.,
was thrown from ' orse and had his
rjglit leg broken. .'
A Highly Accompli
Faith to Wed tb
od Lady Changes Her
.Man She Adores.
: to TniDisrjiTCH.i
Texabkaxa, A
IK., April 30. The
power of love wasjdii
nlayed here to-day un-
der unnsuaTci'-timst;
(ices; Henry a. Bin-
nige, of Bvnsin -hai
Ala., came here a
few mouU-s SCO no
'engaged in the drug'
business, He, met Miss Kay Marx, a mem
ber of 'cne.-ol. tap .wealthiest , Hebrew fami-lfesi&--,Statey
Miss Marx was engaged
td marry'a'jinUeman of her own faith liv
lfisui ParisyTex., and their engagement
lad Been. polished.
i The appbrance of Sinnige upset all this.
HeSndifiss Marx met and a clear case of
mutusplove at first sight was the result.
liiisVMarx renounced her religion and
former lover. jdespite the strenuous oddo-
,Rion of her family embraced the Catholio
iib, ana isei mgai was united to me man
of her es)JM,..4, She i very jHautifal ,ad
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50,000 Soldiers March Through
Kew York for Six Hoiirs.
Arid. -Kept ; Going so Rapidly That
Passed the Reviewing Stand.
A Ecese Forked of a Blending of the Peaceful
With the, WarUle.
The most impressive' feature of the New
(Yort Centennial was fie "military parade,
because it was . the. most extensive .one.
Eleven miles, of uniformed men were so
closely packed and so hastily trotted along,
that they passed a given point in 5 hours.
New York, of conrse, led the parade in
numbers, "but was closely followed by Penn
sylvania's 8,000 men.
NkwYoek, April 30. There were many
remarkable points abont to-day's, the great
est of our country's military parade. In the
first place, the city never was so clean on
such an.occasion. Not. all the thanks are
due to Street &iCS w-,Cm&yff n. It was the
two days' rain, that freshenedtne greets and
made their stones shine. Bat thev'qick
marching was the wonder of all who sawlL
It will be the wonder of all military .men
who.read of it and saw it anon.
It has been said that, to march 7,000 men
past a given point in an hour was considered
wonderful. The Dispatch reporters and
others counted the bodies to-day as they
swept along the avenne and "Broadway, and
invariably they were going at the rate of
9,500 an hour sometimes a few less, some
times a few more, but' always at that average
rate. After they marched breast to shoul
der nearly always ihe ranks stretched
across the wide street from curb to curb,
often with 22 men in each rank. The aver
age number, side by side, was 18.
The regular army were wonderfully close
together. The knees of the West Point
cadets fitted into the bends of the fellows'
legs ahead of them. Thus 11 miles of men
wereable to walk over ty miles of streets
in 5 hours. It was a beneficient accom--plishment,
proud for the men, comforting to
the people on the stands, valuable to the
men and women on foot.
The very first man in the great procession
was a stalwart, broad-chested one of im
posing height and evident great strength.
He walked with the officer in' command of
the first platoon of police. All the thousands
looKed at him, lor he was in civilian dress.
The million wondered who he was. He was
a reporter of The Dispatch jdstinfrom
Oklahoma and No Man's Land. Other
Dispatch reporters were on the stands, in
the' crowds, in the windows, on the roofs,
and among the troops at rest at Lower
Broadway and the down-town side streets.
Major General Schofield, at the head of
the troops of the regular army, was splendid
and gorgeous, commanding and almost royal
in appearance. His new, shiny blue and
glistening, gold, his"
and his beautiful horse all combined to
bring him constant applause. He is not a
Winfield Scott nor a Hancock. They were
majestic. Bnt he cuts a fine figure, never
theless. His staff made a splendid picture,
also. Two thousand or more regulars fol
lowed him. First came the cavalry and
then the infantry, and after these the "West
Point cadets in their gray and white dress
and with their wonderful step.
There were four crack marching bodies in
the parade tha West Pointers, the Cadets,
the Seventh" New York and tne Michigan
Military Academy prize winners. Each had
their admirers and partisans. The contest.
it is thought, lay between the Federal Cadets
and the Seventh Begiment. It should not
be forgotten, however, that the Brooklyn
Twenty-third won miles of cheering for its
beautiful marching.
The artillery and light batteries of the
regulars, with their polished steel cannons
and heavy jolting carriages, made a grand
showing. Then came the marines, the naval
'prentice boys and the sailor men, all in
blue, and all flinging their white canvas
legging tq.and fro beneath them like tho
feet of a giant caterpillar. The cadets did
well, looked finely and
The jack tars bowled and lumbered and
swayed along very amusingly but who
ever laughed at sailors? Who, that has not
a tender heart for them and a.little touch of
sentiment when they are seen or men
tioned? After the regulars came the home guard,
as they are called the militiamen of the
National Guard of the various States,
placed in the order in which the States
gained entrance to the Union. They made
the dazzling, the picturesque and pretty
part of the great show the part the ladies
liked. Each State's quota was led by its
commander-in-chief,the Governor of the.
State. Delaware a peacock blue band ex
cited admiration. ,
doyernor Beaver, impressive, crippled by
the loss of his left leg, and lashed to his
horse, led the 8,000 .men of Pennsylvania,
the practical working'turnout of the State's
full force. He was in civilian dress. So
-were most of the Governors, though their
stan omceis were resplendent. The 8,000
Pennsylvanians carried all the impediments
of marching troops, that is 'to say, their
knapsacks, blankets, haversacks, canteens,
cupsand cartridge boxes. '
It must hive been a sorry day for them,
for they were bn the road all yesterday and
crowded the elevated trains up to .daylight,
but they looked happy. General Hastings,
who is nationally admired, was looking his
best as the practical head of the troops.
Then came New Jersey's men, with Gov
ernor Green in command. His men made a
magnificent appearance. Pennsylvania had
come in cober State uniforms, but the Jer
sey men. wore their -differine- legimentals,
some of which .were gorgeous. Delaware
had 760 men, Pennsylvania 8,000, New
Jersey 3,700. Georgia sent only 35 men,
Governor Gordon and his staff. Connecti
cut should be proud of her men. The Gov
ernor's foot guards, with their grenadier
nats, red coats ana Dtm oreecnes, were lady
winners, and the Zouaves were very
"scrumplous," as they might say them
selves. There were 600 of these animated
wooden nutmegs in the line.
Then came the old Bay State, led by her
Governor and her 200-year-old Ancient and
Honorable Artillery, in their varying styles
of dress, for they are not dressed alike.
There were, 1,500 men of Massachusetts here,
among them a pair of corps" of cadets, one
in white, and one in red, that won great ad
miration. '
The band of the 500 Marylanders played
"Hail to the Chief." The sober blue New
Hampshire quota of 1,090 men. la three
regiments', was a eoatrlbution like that of
Pennsylvania, of oil the soldiers of the
The Governor ef North Carolina, John, P.
Richardson, proadJy commanded 80 saea.
mk, mmkh war mc.isjBsm .. mm wmoniorj er,
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what one said to the other the other: could
not hear.
Fitzhugh Lee, of princely presence and
noble Southern lineage, was cheered to the
echo from the Bowling Green to Central
Park. Stout, broad, bearded; soldierly by
instinct and training, glorious in his uni
form, he was the proudest of -the Governors,
our own not excepted. He led 500 cavalry
men and artillerymen.
Then came the wonderfnl showing of the
'Empire State. Ninety per cent ofher men
were in line. 'They numbered 12,000, in 4
brigades, 18 regiments. 1 battalion and 5
batteries. They .were led by 1,000 officers.
"Some had conje from Buffalo, some from
Ugdensburg, some from Malone. AIL the
force except the sick and other excHaed men
were behind the bay horse that Governor
or at least the second occasion of his riding
as Commander-in-Chief of our State Army
and Navy.' He wore' 'citizen's dress. His
staff, with General Porter as his proud at
tendant, looked finely, and so did Brigidier
General Louis. Fitzgerald, whose staff wore
white breeches of the most immaculate
freshness. The Seventh brought out 1,021
out ot its quota of 1,075 men. The Brooklyn
men "were not as warmly greeted by our cit
izen's as they, deserved, but the Twenty
third marched so well as to wring applause
from all. After these bodies came the men of
North Carolina, Rhode Island and Ohio.3,050
Btrongj Louisiana, Illinois, Missouri, Mich
igan, Florida, Texas, the District of Colum
bia, the Loyal Legion and the Grand Army.
There were 11,000 Grand Army men in the
ranks. The Belknap Bifles, of Texas, all in
white, were warmly greeted.
InalljJhere were 38,000 men in military
uniform in the line. The down-town streets
were held by the troops in waiting durinjr
the most of the day. All the region below
Chambers street on one side and Beekman
on the other was filled with men in-uniform.
Thousands noon thonsands who could not
;"flba the parade itself walked past these troops
ana admired tnem.
a cuiicrraLY bmotjed pictttbe.
All over the sfrejt'-.th.e scene, formed a
curious blending of peace'rj. and warlike
pictures. Drummer .boys sat p$heir drums
in the middle of Nassau street, while long
lines of stacked drums blockedthe road.
The men of the country regiments irom New
York State who wereon Nassau sttSft be
sieged the beer saloons and restaui.vits,
while the "Virginia men, mainly on tfeir
big, lumbering horses, sat patiently half Ciii.
day behind their gallant leader, .Fitzhugh
Lee. Near the . Bowling Green the tall,
raw-boned New Hampshire men stood look
ing on with wonder; while the janitors'
wives and children literally filled the air
with flying quotation tapes.
This is a new trick these people had dis
covered. They took an ordinary coil of
tape, such as is used in tickers, and they
pulled the inner end out, after which the
coil unwound itself In a long, crinkled
stream ef paper. These snake-like white
ribbons issued from hundreds of windows,
caught upon thousands of wires and scores
of tall poles, so that presently the air was
all a flutter with these narrow bands and
the streets, became immensely more pictur
On Church street the Seventy-first, Sev
entieth, Eightieth. Ninetieth, Twenty-second
and Sixty-ninth regiments were at
rest all just as neat and trim and proud as
soldier men could be. The Seventh, as
usual, was full of fun and frolic.
Companies of. the men kept visiting the
Sixty-ninth and cheering them. They
would pack the sidewalks around Colonel
Cavauaugh, who sat on horseback, and
after asking each other "ffho is Colonel Cav
anausrh. would veil in unison. "First in
war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his I
countrymen," in the singular concerted
way they have. They also asked what the
Sixty-ninth was, and then solemnly an
nounced that it was the bulwark of the
nation. The Seventh boys like the Sixty
ninth. The two commands are joined by
more than brotherly affection.
'It was the middle of the afternoon when
the last of these time-stayed regiments got
under way and swung into a rapid gait be
tween the solid walls of human bejngs along
the noisy and brilliant route.
Washington Democrats Think Ihe Olarviand
Senator Will Succeed Barnnm-
Washington, April 30. The death of
Chairman Barnum, of the Democratic Na
tional Committee, naturally leads at once
to speculation as to his successor. " As there
will be no important work for the committee
for sometime to come, it is the opinion of
many Democrats that it would "be well to
defer the election of a new chairman Indefi
nitely, as the secretary can transact .all
present business.
The weight of opinion seems to favor Sen
ator Gorman as the shrewdest all-around
man among the Democratic managers, and
one whose methods are most similar to those
of Senator Quay. Among the rank and file
of.the Democrats around the hotels this
evening, a quiet hope is expressed that Gor
man may be matched against Quay in the
contest of 1892. Certainly Hon. William
L. Scott will not be the Chairman if the
sentiment of this rank and file prevail gen
erallyt as the opinion is fairly unanimous
that a man who was so wild as Scott in his
guesses in regard to Democratic success last
fall would not be a safe captain for another
campaign. Colonel Calvin S, Brice is ruled
out .for a similar reason, and because his
foolish methods are asserted to be responsi
ble, in a great measure, for the defeat of the
Democrats here freely predict that the
pressure in Gorman'-e favor will be so great
that the committee will be forced to elect
A Parmer Suicides and His Wile Is Mur
dered by Bis Sons. ' te,
Somerset, April 30. The community
was startled this morning by the discovery
of another horrible tragedy. At an early
hour Jacob D. Sbaulis, a wealthy farmer 60
years of age, who lived in Jefferson town
ship, eight miles from' this place, was found
dead hanging to a tree back of his residence.
Lying in the barnyard, a few feet away, was
his young wife, shot through the body and
fatally wounded. Detective T. J. Pickine
hurried to the scene, and after an investi
gation arrested David and George Shaulis,
sons of the old man and stepsons of Mrs.
They were brought to Somerset and lodged
in jail charged with the crime. It is alleged
that the old man committed suicide first and
then David, his son. attempted to kill his.
stepmotner, wno is only zo years ot age, to
prevent her inheriting the estate, the two
boys hoping by this means to secure the
property themselves.
The City of Washington' Obierres the HoU.
day Religiously.
Washington, April 30. The observ
ance of to-day as a holiday was general in
this city. All the public, buildings and
banks remained closed the entire day.
Special thanksgiving services we're held
in nearly alt the churches, and the general
aspeet of the street suggested the Sabbath
A Message Kress the Pepe.
Vienna, April 30. The Pope hag sent a
dHpateh boeiewiag. his bleselagupoathe
CftsheWe CesereM here. La his Masosas the
'.. U.-X fc?.'W.!7' ISSSStMC- ..!.
Wild, Wierd SloVies of the Clo u
Hours of the Great BillS
ifc. ls
Hw Folico Were Final!? Fo
Strange tales cono
(ennial ball at Ni
light It h asserted
both men and worn
in the early hours of
pagne was given away
to all who would tab
finally-forced to int
said to have been ejec
was Stuyvesant Fish
The Town was at t
The Town was at)
And tho Town noii
Since Era had herall;')
never before
And men now rare ill Sector street,
And men now swear m Bine,
And hearts may break fir nbmmery's saks ,
From Bay to City Line. I
New Yobk, April 30. Last night's ball
is the talk of the town to-day. Whether
the astounding reports of what happened at
that ball were exaggerated or not it is not
easy to say, but if they were not it is cer
tain that there never was a French ball irt
town so disorderly and unlicensed as the
great assembly became after the sapper
room was opened. There were too many
stories and they were to nearly alike for
there to be much exaggeration about them.
In the first place the affair was mismer
aged. After a person' surrendered hi
ticket at the door no one else demanded his
check or other proof of his right to be there.
ThertfTrerend-checks on the ticket tikers
They boasted in "fte hearing of ojthe
they were letting ffifefejygnjfc &" "
and in great numbers. Two ' br
correspondents walked into the t
being asked for their tickets.
The consequence of this state
was such a tremendous jam that
mate of 10,000 persons in the build,
too low. Dancing was almost imj
even after the supper-room was c
At that time a few couples, const
changing, waltzed in a little clearing i
center-of the densely crowded floor.
There was no improper dancir
improprieties were committed w'
and women got drunk. They'
sometimes shocking. The .three
full champagne bottles, about
much has been said, will be ei
torions when people undent
came of them. They were giv
cnlars are distributed on the st
Some men who went to t
ask for a glass of champagne
quart magnums handed'thei
get dutx( the way in order tf
come- Presently ail about
seen men, each with a qua
bottle in one hand and a gli
pouring in and drinking d
greed and idiocy would pern
The boys and lads got s?t
When the artillery men cam
ard, rustic movements a
laughter, and the intoxicatf
their empty champagne botf
coslonally "dropping a few tc
jagged flinter son the floor,
heaps of broken glass were
many of the men had been sr
beautiful room was being g
1 Ihe ladies with the most cr
mncensearmenia ever seen'
had to pick their way ov
them pressecT:lassti.of
tney did so ven.wno wei
their faces. Insults "oXi
offered to them, and that wa
it, for their dresses were torn ar
bruised in some instances. T
were often accidental. '
Tipsy men, tripping on f
times caught the slender fil'
a lady's shoulder and tore '
on the long trains and rip.
Lace handkerchiefs, giov
things littered the floor,
women became intoxicate
selves so far as to rest ir
attitudes upon the stairs.
The police stopped tht
o'clock, an officer standing
Later still, the police; c.'
room, with some force.
Pish was1 among those wh
of the room. There is s
much trouble in the co
that reached to it took tl
and' there were men who
moving from ontr-'peintaroni..
point in the other part of thell
an hour and a half to get to the
and now there are many lbhd'co'it
persons who could not ' getth"'
after they reached the counters:'
Earlier in the eveningibefore
any of this confusion theyfice
santpusnmg, reacmng, scram'
of men. Small wonder that so
hats and coats. Perhaps it
wonderful that the police are
lost their tempers, and to have'
their night stick?jwhen the drunk
this line became good nature:! ly; hi.
Altogether it seems that' ThejDi
was right in calling it the ballSot
turyior more reasons than beca
Trro More American Sailors SI
the Waves Forever.
San Ebanctsco, April 3a
ship Gaelic arrived to-day fro'
Japan, bringing advices to Ay
ing high weather in thebaroor,
Sunday, April 14, the chieCc
men left the American bark J
low to gd on board the. Unite
ship Omaha. The boat caps:
and the chief officer' and
drowned. -
On the same day. a .v.
vailed on the west coast of Jaj
20 junks were wrecked in the
of Kanaishi Kaga. Four live,
to have 'been lost, and several
missing. .
Camittaa Justice Descends' 1
Tws Welt KnowmTcii
Montreal, April 30.pG.
lips, ex-manager for Johnfci.
Andy Maloney, a Montreal'sp
committed for .tklfbrinnlaWia
ing themselveg oTT WOFworth
belonging to" st Jsiisilujfinn.
Beinholtz, a travsMjss'ssksmar
took the jewelry teStVtreal, s
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