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could not attend, with the mention of distinguished guests in a later part of the record, must suffice. The committee again return thanks to all for the co-operation which made possible a very successful celebration.
As the time for the celebration approached, the features of the . programme took on more definite shape. Through the activity of our representatives in Congress, especially Hon. H. Garland Dupré, three warships, the "Nebraska," "New Hampshire," and "Petrel,” with the revenue cutter "Windom,” were in the harbor. With the men from these vessels and from the Federal troops at the Barracks in addition to State troops and other organizations, a military parade of imposing dimensions was arranged for and successfully carried out, the details being in the hands of a sub-committee. The impressive ceremonies at the Cabildo, with addresses by the President's representative, Secretary of State Knox, by Governor Brewer, of Mississippi, by Professor Fortier, and others, will be best recorded in the text of these addresses, for the most part given in full below. The enthusiasm of the vast crowd for the raising of the flag in Jackson Square by Miss Claiborne, descendant of the first Governor, unfortunately interrupted the pleasant address of Governor Brewer; but as he accepted so graciously apologies for the interruption at the time, we feel sure he will accept a renewed apology at this time.
The more purely social features of the programme were an elaborate banquet, report of which is given below, and a tour through the old quarter of the city on Wednesday, in which the guests were under the experienced guidance of Mr. T. P. Thompson, Professor Fortier, and other members of the Society, followed by an automobile ride to Chalmette and to other places of interest. Our thanks are due to Mr. Harry Sellers, committee on carriages, and to those who kindly offered the use of their automobiles for the occasion.
Mayor Behrman, Commissioner Pujol, Superintendent Gwinn, who had charge of the participation of the school children in the contest for a handsome medal offered by Judge Gunby, these and other public officials deserve the thanks of the committee for their assistance and co-operation.
The account of the parade, ceremonies at the Cabildo, and banquet at the Grunewald Hotel, was written by Mr. James M. Augustin, assistant secretary of the committee.
OFFICERS AND MEMBERS
IN CHARGE OF CELEBRATING
AS A STATE IN THE UNION.
......... Vice-Chairman W. O. Hart...
.... Treasurer CHARLES G. GILL........
..... Secretary JAMES M. AUGUSTIN.... ......... Assistant Secretary
George Augustin, C. C. Duble,
Major Allison Owen, James M. Augustin, Col. H. J. de la Vergne, General A. Perrilliat, Capt. J. W. Bostick, Prof. Alcée Fortier, Col. A. T. Prescott, Maj. N. E. Baumgarden, Chas. G. Giil.
Hon. Alex Pujol, Mayor Martin Behrman, Judge A. A. Gunby, Judge Henry Renshaw, L. E. Bentley, W. J. Gahan,
J. J. Rochester, H. F. Baldwin,
Prof. H. M. Gill, Harry Sellers, Prof. Pierce Butler, Robert Glenk,
Charles T. Sellers, Hon. Joseph A. Breaux, Prof. J. M. Gwinn Hon. F. P. Stubbs, of William Beer,
Hon. Emile Hoehn, Monroe; Hon. N. C. Blanchard, W. O. Hart,
Governor J. Y. Sanders, Charles F. Claiborne, Col. James D. Hill, S. Walter Stern, Gaspar Cusachs, Major S. A. Kephart, T. P. Thompson, John F. Couret,
U. S. A.;
M. B. Trezevant, Dr. E. B. Craighead, George Koppel,
W. J. Waguespack, Capt. Charles H. Dan- Dr. L. G. LeBeuf, Prof. M. J. White,
forth, U. S. A.; Alfred Livaudais, Capt. T. J. Woodward, Hon. H. Garland Dupré, Dr. E. S. Lewis, Col. Elmer E. Wood. John Dymond, Sr., Jas. J. McLoughlin, Justin F. Denechaud, H. Gibbes Morgan, Jr.
...... Secretary John F. COURET................ ..........Treasurer Charles F. Buck, Sol. Wexler,
E. A. Carrere,
Lynn H. Dinkins,
GASPAR CUSACHS, Chairman.
Joseph A. Breaux, Alfred Livaudais.
MILITARY AND CIVIC PARADE.
Major Allison Owen, Chairman.
MAJOR N. E. BAUMGARDEN, Acting Chairman.
J. J. McLoughlin,
Capt. J. W. Bostick, Chairman.
W. 0. Hart, Chairman.
Charles F. Claiborne.
J. J. McLoughlin, George Koppel, Gaspar Cusachs,
CABILDO AND PLACE D'ARMES
H. Gibbes Morgan, Jr. Col. H J. de la Vergne,