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Washington's Birthday

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Chicago, Feb. 34.- Washington's birthday was generally observed in this city yesterday, most places of business being closed. The patriotic exercises at the Auditorium under the auspices of the Union League club were well attended. At the Auditorium there were thousands of school children who listened to addresses by local orators, and also by Hon. W. C. P. Breckinridge, of Kentucky. He was also the principal speaker at the Unioa League club at night. Other speakers were President Palmer, of the World's fair; Gen. Miles, and Judge Blodgett. There were numerous other celebrations of the day, one being in the Central Music hall, where the Personal Rights league found fault with a good many things of Washingtoa's day, especially the constitution. The Patriotic Sons of America gave an entertainment and dance, at which patriotic speeches and songs were the feature. The telegraph reports the general observance of the day all over the country.