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THE WASHINGTON CENTENARY

(PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.)

New York, April 29. The Washington centenary will be celebrated with imposing ceremonies here.

New York, April 30. In connection with tho ceremonies of the Washington Centennial a stately procession of 300 warships and merchantmen escorted General Harrison's steamer round New York and Brooklyn harbors, Tho display was intended to reproduce Washington's arrival in New York after hio first election in 1789, and waa witnessed by a million people, who displayed immense enthusiasm. The city was splendidly decorated and the illuminations at night were on a grand flcalo. The ceremony to-day is intended to reproduce the scene of tho Washington inauguration to Presidential office. There is to be a military review in the city, and 60,000 regulars of the United States Army will march past General Harrison, who throughout the ceremonies occupies a central position. To-morrow there will be large parades of civic and industrial bodies.

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THE WASHINGTON CENTENARY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2123, 1 May 1889

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THE WASHINGTON CENTENARY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2123, 1 May 1889

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