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BOSTON POST, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 24. 1903 Colonel A. A, Popo. O’hoto t'v ('hli ki'diij;.' e'ol, Wllhiua M. OI;n. Ailjt.-Clen. S. Dalton. Col. Sidney M. Hedges. Gen. Charles II. Taylor. (Photo by Chi. kerlng.) Col. Henry S. Uussell. Gen. W. F. Draper. Gen. W. A. Bancroft. Gen, T. U. Alathews. Cong. E. W. Hobert.x. M.aJ. II. L. iliggliison. II.'i:, II. ..I, \v .::iey. EnENB EVERY HOSPITALITY TO HOOKER DAY GEESTS THE HOOKER PAGEANT Continued From First Page (I’lioto bv Chickering.) Maj. Charles K. Darling, (I’boto by Chlekerlng.) (.'olonel .Tames A. Frye, Col. C. A. Hopkins. Col. C. n. Kenny. Col. William II. Oakes. Lieut.-Col. L. J. Logan. Capt. J. S. Cushing. Rev. Arthur Little. the week .and frerjuently for even longer Ijoriods. Already it is predieted that the crowd which will gather in thi.s city for tomorrow s celebration will outnumber even the immense gathering that Boston wek'omed on Dowey day a few' ye.ars ago. With the coming advent of Christian Scientists as well as the school teache:-a’ convention, It is expected to bo a very difflcuit proposition after today to secure suitable aecommodation.s in this city. Every lodging house in Boston Is sure to reaf) Its harvest and rates are .accordingly bound to mount .suddenly skyward. Meantime the quarters of the Hooker Day committee at the State House are be.sieged from morning until night by eager applicant.s for tomorrow’s tickets. Early yt'slerday a large sign was placed w'lthout the door stating that every seat for the State House stand has been long since taken. This has had but little effect upon the seekers, most of whO'm, though, are disabled veterans or their relatives. For these a few tlcket.s for the PostofTice square stand are still held in rese'Tve, and while there has been already considerable grumbling over the apparent scarcity of the State House admissions, the veterans have generally accepted the seats for the I’ostoITice s(iuare stand. It looks as though the disabled (L A. R. vets now realize that all further .attempts on their part to be allowed to ride in the i)roce.ssion are useless. Captain Gragg 1.S firm in his purpose to keep the length of this parade to the. lea.st unwieldy limits. The disgruntled veterans are now beginning to appreciate the fact that the secretary means just what ho says and that hereafter all “silence is golden.’’ One of the most pleasing features of Thursday's i>arade will be the exhibition of General Hooker’s old colors, wlilcb are to be carried by a special color guard from the artillery corps. These old colors, tattered and torn, but no doubt far more preciflus in the eyes of each grizzled veteran than the new'cst or most costly .set of standards, were originally bnrne by the I''lrst United State.s Artillery, of which regiment “Fighting Joe” was adjutant at the outbreak of the Mexican war. When the Hooker day celebration was first conceived, its projectors immediately took formal steps to secure the old colors for Thursday’s parade, but for a time the Secretary of War was not at all certain that he could allow them to be taken here. Yesterday, however, Lieutenant-Governor Guild received notice from Colonel John H. Tiernan, A. C., U. S. A., commanding the artillery district of Boston, that the glorious old colors will make their appearance in the parade. The Seventy-seventh Gompany, Coast Artillery, First Lieutenant Richard II. Williams commanding, will carry them in the parade. These flags are among the oldest • in the pos.session of the government of the standards carried by the artillery. They have always been kept in the museum at Fortress Monroe. Of those who fought with and still survive General Hooker, Captain Gragg yesterday stated that he has the names and addresses of over 1200 men. Just 300 of these survivors will march past their old commander’s statue tomorrow. All over the city the decorations are blossoming. 'Most beautiful, of course, are those at the State House, where the old Bulfinch front Is almost entirely concealed by the genorouis draperies of flags and bunting. Every cornice, every pillar, every balu.strade is brignt with festoons of red, white and blue, and seen from a short distance, especially above the graceful trees of the Common, the effect is indescribably beautiful. Yesterday the carpenters and decorators were hard at work on old City Hc.ll. By Jiightfall the stand had been partly erected, but the draperies have only lie- gun to hint at the showing this old gray pile will make on Thursday. By a happy thought, however, the word “Wel- wme’’ in red and white was finished first. Hanging above the entrance to the hall, it seems typical of the general spirit of the Hub. Many of the hotels and business houses have already donned their gala decorations and flags are flying everywhere. I'earl street and lAYstoflice .square particularly are fairly glowing with the national colors. Late today, after the review by General Sickles at Framingham, those of the offlcer.s and troops who are to take part in Thursday’s events will begin to make their movement toward this city. At the same time, very likely, the mounted troops which are now on their way here from Fort Ethan Allen in Vermont will begin their bivouac in Brighton. The site for their encampment has already been prepared on a large vacant lot of land very close to the Allston station of the Boston & Albany railroad. This place i.s known .as “Dummy field.’’ and through the courtesy of Fire Commissioner Russell, who has tendered the loan of 300 feet of hose, the soldiers will be amply provided Avith pure water at least. The four infantry companies that are coming from Madison barracks,. New York, win be quartered in the South armory, where there Is every facility for their comfort. The State will provide them Avlth mattresses. All the regular troops, excepting those from the fort.s In the harbor, will arrive In Boston at about 4 o’clock today. They will be met by members of the Governor’s staff and escorted to their quarter.s. Yesterday Surgeon-General Blood i.s- sued the following circular announcing the arrangement.a for the sanitary care of the troops on Hooker day: During the parade the following first aid statlon-s will be established along the line of march at points close to the halting places: Station 1. near West Newton and Tremont streets; 2, near High and Pearl streets; 3, near Beacon and Somerset .street.^. These will be indicated by Red Cro.s.s flags. Sanitary teiit.s will be pitched at various places. A field hospital will be established on the f jmm n near the .Spruce street gate. I I n St ui in will be in charge of a medical officer, as.sistcd hy two men of the ambulance corps. Serious cases needing more than temporary attention should be sent as soon as po.s.sihle to the Massachusetts General, the Gity or the Emergency hospitals. whose ambulances can be called by telephone. Enli.sted men of the U. S. A. or M. V. M. only slightly ill and fit to rejoin their commands should be ordered to report to the field hospital on the Com- TOon. Tl>e following offlcer.s are detailed to take charge of the stations: Field hospital, Dieutenant Stedman, First Heavy Artillery; Station 1, Lieutenant Butler, Eighth Inf.antry; 2, Lieutenant Deariug. Fifth Infantry; 3, Lieutenant Cronin. Ninth Infcsntry; 4. Lieutenant Eidridge, Naval Biigade. Lieutenant-Colonel Charles C. Foster, medical director Second brigade, M. V. M., Is charged with the execution of this order. While the arrangements for the Honker Day celebration are practically completed, the members of the Society of the Army of the Potomac have likewise perfected every detail for their two days’ celebration. The members will take part in the exercises in connection with the unveiling of the equestrian .statue of General Hooker at 10 o’clock on Thur.sday, and at 11 o clock will participate In the parade. At 4 o’clock the members will assist In the campfire of the Hooker Brigade in Faneull Hall, and from there will go to participate in the evening at the dedication exercises in Mech.inics’ Hall. Gn Friday the society will be the guest of the city. Early in the morning a meeting of the various corps will be held in the armory of the Ancients, to be fol lowed by a convention of the general so ciety in Faneull Hall, with public exer cises, including an orat’ion by the Rev Joseph Twltchell, LL. D.. of Hartford, Conn., and a poem by Henry Franklin King of Cambridge. In the afternoon the society and guests will make an excursion to Fort WUarren and the public in- S'titutions in Roston Harbor, and at 7'30 o’clock will attend fhe joint dinner of the Ihird Gorii.s Union and fhe Army of the I’otomac at the Somerset'. The headquarters on the Society oil the Army of the Potomac are at the ParAJC llou.se, where already a number of the veterans are registered, while the Third Army Corps will be found at the Hotel Bellevue. On Hooker Day a full set of division colors, which have been reproduced, will be borne by the society, and for dre.ss the veterans will wear dark clothes, black hat, cape, white gloves and badge. A full military band will furnish music. The committee in charge of the arrangements for the society Includes General Thomas R. Mathews. Colonel A, A. Rand, Colonel Thomas L. Livermore General C. H. Taylor, Major Charles b’ Amory. Colonel Fred B. Carpenter Colonel J. Payson Bradley, Major W H Turner, Captain I. P. Gragg and the Hon. Edward Glincs. Q//y///7/r// y//y0/>/'7'7/////_ ■ , ///yy y/Z/yy// . //yy/yyy . y ; ■ CLOSING STORES '»>«&-'ON HOOKER DAY Representatives of the leading wholesale dry goods, small ware and notion houses of Boston met at the rooms of the Boston Merchants’ Associatiion, 77 Sum mer street, at 2 o’clock yesterday, and after electing Mr. T. B. Fltzpairick chairman, discussed the advisabllitv of keeping their places of business closed on Hooker Day, Thursday. June 25. It was tne sense of the meeting that as a proof of the appreciation of the services of the I’nion soldiers during the Civil war, and out of respect of the recommendation of Governor John L. Bates their stores remain closed on that day, and a vote avns carried to this effect. The following dealers in seeds, woodenware and agricultural implements have agreed to close their places of busin».ss tomorrow: Joseph Breck & Sons (corpora- tinn), Joseph P. Breck, treasurer; \K. W. Rawson & Co., Hopkinson & Holden, D. J. Green & Go., Hovey & Co., Schlegel & Fottler Co., Ames IMow Coonpany, William A. Haskell, Whittier Woodenware Company, Shepard, Clark & Co.. R. and J. Farquahar & Co., T. J. Gray & Co. A Large number of the whole.sale wine and liquor dealers will al.so close thoir places of busines.s on Hooker Day. COLORS FOR HOOKER POST In G. A. R. Hall, East Roston, la.st night, Jtlajor Alnsley R. Hooper of the Governor’.s .staff presented to Joe Hooker Command a stand of colors. State and national, and also two guidons. The flags were received oy Commander Bradford H. Blinn, who thanked tho donor In behalf of the post. An original jxiem written by Mrs. A. ,T. Coleman was read, which received merited applause. “Old Flags to the Now’’ was read by William C. Harrington. and patriotic airs were rendered by the comrades of the Arlington Po.st, G. A. R. Divlno blessing was given by the Rev. Jilr. Young of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Arlington. Speeches Avere made by Secretary of State William M. Olin, John E. Gilman, past department commander; the Hon. Joseph A. Conry, Judge Advocate Keys, Judge Albert E.’ Clary and J. E. Fitzgerald. A banquet followed, during which music was rendered by mixed choir of the veterans. POSTOFFICE CLOSES TOMORROW By order of Postmaster George Hibbard of the Boston postofflce. the post- oiflce Avill be closed tomorrow between the hours of 10 a. m. and 3 p. m. An effort will be made to have all the mail delivered that it is possible to have delivered before 10 a. m. HOSPITALS FOR HOOKER PARADE The Board of Election Commissioners yesterday passed the folloAvlng order, and sent It to the Mayor for approval: “Ordered, that the Board of pfleotlon Commi.ssioners be allowed to place booths on Columbus avenue near Park square, Peml'i'oko street near Tremont street, Tremont street near Winter street and in Postofflce .square, for use as hospitals during the Hooker parade.” y /7r//n/^^y^^/yy^z/y^y/yy/ffi^yí//yyyy/yr/yy.y/ //j^ /. /yy/yy///y'yZ/.yy/yi'/. *'^Jy^ry/yyy/. o/ Points of Interest for the Visitors Now Flocking to Boston THIO INVITATION TO THE DEDICATION OF THE HOOKER MONUMENT. Among the tlioiisands of visitors in Boston today who have come expressly to attend the Hooker celebration tomorrow there are many perhaps who may be at a loss to know Just Avhat to see in the Hub and how best to go about seeing it. T'or the help of such the I’ost Avould suggest the following: The first place and the one naturally the Mecca for Boston Ausitora is old I'hineull Hall, the “Cradle of Liberty.” situated In Dock square, but a short di.s- tarice from Adams square. It is easily reached from any point in the downtown hotel district. Going from Dock square and into the North End district the vl.«itor firsi* reaches Salem street, the “Bowery of Boston." Here a N cav Yorker m.iy see nothing novel, but directly at its'head is old Christ Church, one of the olde.st and most’ famous buildings in the United States. l‘''rom the steeple of thi.s church glowed Paul Revere’s lanterns that “signalized the march of the British to Lexington and Concord.’’ F’rom the belfry peal the -same old chime.s that sounded fhe midnight hour before^ that memorable battle. Beneath the shadoAv of the church and at the summit of Hull street hill is Copp’s Hill burying ground, the oldest in Boston. A British battery was planted here during the battle of Bunker Hill. Surrounding these ohl landmark.s stand a few old buildings of the same era. They arc few and far between. hoAvevor. Coming back into the business district. tho old State House on Washington stix'ct .and the old South Church at the cornor of Milk street are Avell Avorth seeing. Standing near together, both have a liistory ami both liave collections of relics of oo- kmia! time.s. On Tremont street still stands old King’s Chapel. Avith the old I’uritun cemetery adjoining. Farther up tho street, just before the Common is reaehed, i.s the Old Granary burying ground. Avhere the remains of Paul Reven> and many of tho Governors of the old ¡Bay SliW cclony are interreii. Passing through the Common, one arrives .at ■ the Public Garden, ahvaj-s .a favorite resort for Boston Ai^'tor.s- Beyond this point lies the Back Uav and the majority of Boston’s ATTodern and celebrated buildings. Among those Avorth visiting are th<- library, the Art Mu.seurn and Trinity Chin ch, while beyond are the FpuA\ ,iy and Boston’s l?eautiful park system. j iH.alf an hour’s ride in the electrics Avill j bring sightseers to IlarAaml College. i Brookline or any one almost of the Hub’s! justly celebrated suburbs. «U'li. I, If ytoi'lK'i.-on. Band Concert in Postoffice Square I The committee on Hooker day parade I have arranged to entertain the veterans at I’ostotflce siiuare observation stand Avhile awalfing the passing of the parade I Po.st Gy, G. A. R., Band of Dorchester, H | W. Spiague louder. avIH giA'e a concert | at 10 a. m. for their benefit. ; GENERAL MILES REVIEWS THE GUARDSMEN Continued From First Page (Photo by Fos? Man.I LIEl’TENANT-COMM.VNDER JOHN GARDNER QUIMRY (at the left) AND SURGEON BYRNES OF THE TEX.\S. THE FORMER WILL HAVE CHARGE OF NAVAL DETACHMENT IN HOOKER PARADE. Time at Which Hooker Parade Will Reach Different Points Marching at a moderate pace, it will take 1 hour and 50 minutes for the parade tomorrow to go over the route from the start at Park square to the finish at the ‘Joe’’ Hooker statue at the State House. The above time Avas the time taken by’ tho Post man y’esterday, who held a phantom parade, of which he was chief marshal, band and all. Tho actual marching time was 1 hour and 25 minutes, as three rests were taken at different points, which took 25 minutes. The march was rather unpleasant, as the day Avas rainy’, with a strong east wind blowing. The Post man started his parade promptly at 11 o’clock. But the discouraging elements did not bother the lone parader, as his object wa.s to determine if possible at what time the parade would arrive at the principal points along the route tomorrow. If the parade tomorrow starts on timo at 11 o’clock tho arrival at different points will be as follows: was carried out in full, and nev’er In the annahs of the militia has a more commendable exhibition been presented. General Mile.s’s revieAv of tho guardsmen of Massachusetts was a brilliant spectacle. The head of the n.atlon’s army arrived shortly after 12 o’clock, being conducted to the tented inclosure by Lieutenant- Colonel Reber, U. S. A., Colonel A. A, Pope and Captains EdAvard A. Glines and Charles Kenney of General Mathews’s staff. His appearance was welcomed by a .salute of 1.5 guns. In the Interval preceding the review General Miles was busy acknowledging tho greetings of the many offlcer.s and Ladles to whom he was presented at brlgai^ headquarters. It Avas 2:50 o’clock when the adjutant's call announced the review. Promptly at 3 o’clock Gcnoral Miles rode form and .selected a central position in the roA’iewing site maracd by brigade colors. The small assemblage of spectators was composed almost entirely of the fair sex, and as General Miles cantered slowly by he was accorded a rapturous reception. Brigadier-General Matthews issued the order for formation of ranks, and to stirring .strains fnom regimental musicians the column mova?d forward. ^«^"nY'ind of commander of tie- orgardzatlon. .Mi I Colonel Embury I. Clark, occupied the | J-Vank Lenl«, l.,aAvrcna*; A. I!. KceUvv, HoHto:i quarters. AAhile the artillery and cavalry made a .second tour before AvithdraAving. Tho revlcAV at an end. General Miles, escorted by General Mathcw.s and staff', conductod an In.spection of tho various commands. As General Miles dep.arted from tlie revleAAlng stand, loud .acclaim aro.so from an aggregation of M.arlboro maidens massed at the side lines. Smiling, he turned toward tho group and presenied his swonl in gallant acknowledgment. General iMile.s loft early thi.s evatnlng for Cohasset, Avhere he av UI be the guest of Co'onel Albert A. Pope. At 4:30 o’clock the booming of 17 guns announced the vLsit of that noted veteran. General Daniel i^ickle.s. He will be the gUf.st of General Mathew.s and lomortoAv will review the brigade. Accompanying General Sicklc.s Avero Mr.s. .1. W. French and Miss Honoree French of New York. The party was gl\'en ,a reception last night by’ offlcer.s of General Mathews'.s staff. The latter bad the following as guests today: Mr. and Mrs. A. 15. CurrLr. Mr. .ami Mrs. Caleb Cbn.se, the lion, and Mrs. TboninH Itlb'v. MIhs Josephine Uiurelt, Mr. and Mrs. 1'red. rlek Mcijncpton. Mr. and Mrs. Kdwnrd Krnnier. .Ml“s Marlon Llttleheld. Hoston; Mr. luxl .Mr.s. J n A. CurrkiT, NewOnryport ; Colonel Cliarle.s 11 I’f.aff, 1'irst Heavy Artillery: ox-Pny .Sergeant of Sixth Ib’glntent Ncdl I’,. Mcl’eok, Cred i: ■\Virren and David AV. .Skinncr. .soinervllk'; Mr. mid Mrs. iMlward IE. ('rosliv. IIonIih,. At the quarter.s of General F. A. Wellington were the following guests tuday: Mrs. Wellington, Colonel Sidney M. IP-dgcs. commander of tho Ancient and Ilonorabh* .Artillery Association; Captain .1. H. Cnhhing. l>afit commander of the organization; Mr (I’linto hy Cliickoring.) -Maj. Charles Hayden. .Maj. Thoina.s T.alliot, (I’hoto hy T. K. Mnrr.) .Major Cnv .Miirohle. Berkeley' street ......................................11:08 Dartmouth street.................................11:13 West Newton street ............................11:20 Rest of 10 minutes. Tremont street ......................................11:.>4 DoA’er street...........................................11:45 Castle square.........................................11:49 Rest of six minutes. Pleasant street......................................12:00 Boylston street.....................................12:07 Winter street.........................................12:14 Summer street .......................................12:17 High street............................................12:23 Pearl street ............................................12:28 Postofflce square...................................12:31 Rest of 10 minutes. Washington street (Post building).12:42 City Hall .................................................12:45 State Hou.se............................................12:50 (I’hoio hv r lili'kiTing.i ( apt. .kdin W . cvk'. .Major I.. V. Duchosn«Yy, (Photo by Post Man.) LADIES OF OFFICERS- PARTY VIEW IXG THE PARADE AT FRAMINGH.VM. right of line and Ava.s followed by Colonel .T. 1’. Otia. Newton; ex-Senator li‘>od, Mr. and Charles K. Darling’s men, the Sixth Reg- '’" “ ’ ‘ iment. In order came the artillery, cavalry signal and ambulance corps. , „ ^ slurdA’ of step and with an unbrok-n members of the Ancient .am Honorable front liie guard.^men marched past, their -Artillery A.^soclation. Mus c for the showlrg bringing forth vociferou.s ap- furnished by Stiles’s Eighth Mr.s. Caleb Cha.ie, Boston. Tonight Major Duchesney of the Battery B Artillery received a visit from Elisha HMWII. plause. Admirers of the respective organizations Regiment Band. T avo officer.? of Company K. Sixth were e-qually vociferous in acclaiming the i Hcgiment, are receiving congratulations superiority of their favorites, but fn:>m OA'er additions to their familie,-*! since an unprejudiced standpoint it seemed that " honors were equally divided. Here and there were to he .seen horses which rebelled against the shrill tones of The General’s March,” but they Avere managed by expert riders, and contact Avith Mother Earth Avas avoided. ’The inf.antry, after covering the prescribed course, located in front of its entering camp. A lieutenant i.s rejoicing at the arrival of tAvins, while his sergeant is making preparations to coddle a baby boy. Captains James A. Shipton and Lloyd England, U. S. A., began their official inspection today, and appeared highly pleased at the attendant results. They will remain the entire week. Senator W. llowlanfi. IJon. J. B. Maceal)C. MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE HOOKER DAY CELEBRATION ^ . Kdwa rd (Jllnfs. D. IJoyd Evans. H. P. Nickerson. Ool. Silas A. Barton. Caleb Cbaae. John E. tillnian. lion. G. A Mardon. Charles Well CL orçe II. ,nnis. 2 iSiafciK: .To';n I'l-rcpv.

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