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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Senator Carter Talks It to
ONLY BIG BILL TO FAIL
All the Other Appropriations Are
Passed and Signed.
CLOSING HOURS OF THE SESSION
tarter Talk* on the Kiver and Har
bor Bill and the Hou»e Kills
Washington. March 4.—The fifty-sixth
congress adjourned at noon sine die.
All the appropriation bills were passed
except the river and harbor bill, which
failed to pass the conference stage. They
were ell signed by the president. Senator
Carter of Montana was still talking on the
river and harbor bill when the time came
to administer the oath of office to Vice
He Prevents Action on the Kivdr and
Washington, March 4.—From \o:3O
o'clock last night the senate remaine* in
continuous session. On the sundry civil
appropriation bill the senate receded from
its amendment providing for three expoei
nons, giving 15,000,000 to St. Louis, $50©.
--000 to Buffalo and $250,000 to Chariest*,
S. C. It was the last remaining item in
the bill in disagreement and it meant that
all danger of an extra session was en
Lost Bill Found.
During the night Mr. Pettigrew created
something of c. sensation by asserting that
the bill passed yesterday for the better
protection of railway employes had been
lost or stolen after it was enrolled and
signed by the speaker.
Mr. PettigTew said that if it was lost it
was •"lost on purpose." It was subse
quently learned that the bill had been
fbund in a drawer of a desk in the house
enrolling-room and it was brought to the
Uefeime of Clark.
Mr. Frye, president pro tempore, said he
had received a telegram from the lieuten
ant governor of Montana which he thought
should be read. The lieutenant governor
stated that as the presiding officer of the
joint legislative convention of Montana he
wanted to say that the election of William
A. Clark as senator from Montana was the
culmination of the expressed wish of the
people of that state and that protests
against Mr. Clark should not be heeded by
the United States senate. Mr. Clarke had
been an issue in the campaign and his
success before the people and in the leg
islature was a vindication of his character.
Mr. Jones of Arkansas read a telegram
from J. 8. MeNeill saying that H. R.
Knapp. who filed a protest against Senator
Clark, was not a resident of Montana.
Mr. Pettigrew of South Dakota read from
the congressional record the remarks of
Mr. Hull of lowa, made in the house a few
days ago when the lowa> gentleman
acknowledged he was connected with the
Philippine Development company. Mr.
Pettigrew criticised Mr. Hull and de
nounced generally the condition in the
Philipipnes. He charged the minority in
the senate with being influenced by pend
ing legislation which they feared might be
defeated. He said the sundry civil bill
ought to fail, the river and haroor bill as
well. He denounced the latter measure as
a "job." It was worse than the subsidy
bill. Mr. Pettigrew"s remarks brought
Mr. Tillman to his feet with an emphatic
denial that he had been influenced by ap
Throughout the night there was a long
and determined effort to defeat the river
and harbor bill, led by Senator Carter of
Montana. When Mr. Nelson presented the
first conference report, all but the items
for three reservoirs in Wyoming and South
Dakota and the Brazos, Texas, appropria
tion of $400,000 had been adjusted.
After Senator Carter had talked for four
hours on the bill it was sent back to con
ference. Upon the second report Mr. Nel
son announced that unless the senate re
ceded the bill would fail and he moved that
the senate recede.
Mr. Carter again took the floor. "This
bill will not pass unless my strength fails
before 12 o'clock, and I am in a pretty fair
state of health."
At S:10 there were about a dozen sen
ators in the chamber, when Mr. Welling
ton raised the point of no quorum. The
sergeant-at-arms was directed to secure
the attendance of absentees. This call
:-uspended all business. At five minutes
of 9 and with only eight senators in the
chamber, Mr. Pettlgrew moved to adjourn,
but Mr. Carter opposed the motions, say
ing he desired to finish his soeech.
The forenoon was spent by Messrs. Car
ter and Wellington in talking the river
and harbor bill to death. They succeed
ed in this.
At noon Mr. Jones (Ark.) moved a reso
lution Of thanks to President Frye for his
impartial and courteous course as presid
ing officer. Mr. Frye acknowledged the
compliment in a few words. The senate
dock was moved back for these formali
The vice president-elect was sworn In
after 12 o'clock.
At 1:40 p. m. the senate returned to the
chamber find was called to order by Vice
President Roosevelt. The hour of meeting
was fixed at 12 o'clock and the senate ad
HOUSE KILI,S TIME
Membrn Amuse Tlienmel yen "While
Waiting for the Senate.
Washington, March 4.—ln the house,
after midnight, most of the time was
consumed in recesses in anticipation of
conference reports on appropriation bills.
A general air of good fellowship pre
vailed, stories were told and some ludic
rous parliamentary inquiries and points
of order were made.
The most important action taken after
midnight, aside from the appropriation
bills, was the defeat of the resolution
reported by the rules committee for a
subcommittee of the insular affairs com
mittee of the house to visit Porto Rico,
Cuba and the Philippines to report on the
conditions in these islands. The roll was
139 to 84.
The house adjourned sine die at noon.
Its closing hours were passed largely in
recess and in waiting for adjournment. A
resolution of thanks to Speaker Hender
son for his impartial and able administra
tion of office was offered by Representa
tive Richardson, the minority leader, and
unanimously adopted and fittingly ac
knowledged by the speaker.
New York Weekly.
Mrs. Mater—Do you like children Mr.
Baldie? * '
Mr. Baldie—l just love them at the
'Yes, indeed I love to have the dear
little «fcings on the seats in front of me."
Minnesota Members a Power
in Both Houses.
WORK WELL TOGETHER
Some of the Measures of Interest to
APPROPRIATIONS OF THE SESSION
.North and South Dakota, Too, Have
Secured Their Share of
Washington. March 4. —In summing up
the work of the short session of congress,
it can be stated that the northwest has
fared well in comparison with other parts
of the country in the enactment of legis
lation of strictly local importance.
The Minnesota delegation, by reason of
the continuous service of the individuals
composing it, has become a power in both
Senator Nelson is a member of the
committee on public lands, and has co
operated with Senator Hansbrough, the
chairman, in securing favorable commit
tee action on land bills of various kinds
which have been introduced by Minne
sota members. In the house of repre
sentatives, Mr. Tawney, as a -member
| of the ways and means committee, had
much to do with framing the war revenue
reduction bill, which removed taxes bur
! densome to northwestern and all other
interests. Mr. Tawney also engineered
the oleomargarin bill through the ftouse,
but it was blocked in the senate because
of the unlimited debate allowed on all
measures. He also reported and passed
the Louisiana purchase exposition bill,
which is now a law as a part of the sun
dry civil appropriation bill. Representa
tive Heatwole was one of the members
of the census committee who stood out
for the Burleigh reapportionment, by
which Minnesota gets two additional rep
Analyzing special legislation by dis
j tricts, it is more than shown that Mr.
j Tawney's constituents asked for nothing,
not even a new public building. He was,
therefore, enabled to look after the gen
eral matters outlined above.
Representative McCleary, of the second
dibtriet, was in about the same position
as Mr. Tawney. The only part of his
district which required looking after was
the Pipestone Indian reservation, and
items were put in the appropriation bill
for the construction of bridges and open
ing of roads at Mr. McCleary's instance.
Representative Heatwole has been kept
busy looking after bills of public print
ing. He is a chairman of the printing
committee, and he helped out Governor
Merriam in his effort to have a branch of
the government printing office located in
the census bureau.
Representative Fletcher has secured an
appropriation of $25,000 for the com
pletion of the addition to the Minne
apolis federal building, an appropriation
for continuing work on lock and dam No.
2 was carried in the sundry civil bill.
Mr. Fletcher also secured authority for
a survey of Gladstone harbor, Michigan,
one of the terminals of the Soo road.
In Mr. Stevens' district, $1,000,000 was
appropriated to complete the federal
building at St. Paul, and title to the old
building is retained by the government,
to be refitted for the use of government
Representative Morris secured an addi
tion to the limit of the cost of the federal
building at St. Cloud. ,
For the seventh district, Representa
tive Eddy's efforts have been directed
mainly to public legislation. He secured
the passage of bills to allow homestead
ers in the Red Lake reservation to com
mute their entries, to allow the Northern
Pacific to relinquish lands within their
grant in Indian reservations, relieving
Indians of the burden of defending these
suits. He also secured an increase in
the limit of the cost of the public build
ing at Fergus Falls.
In all matters pertaining to legislation
for the state the Minnesota senators and
members have worked in perfect har
mony and accord. By this method they
have secured much that they would not
have if there had been any diversity
Senators Hansbrough and McCumber
and Representative Spalding in the house,
have secured considerable for North Da
kota at this session. An appropriation of
$75,000 for beginning work at Fort Lincoln
near Bismarck is in the sundry civil bill,
and the Indian bill carries $50,000 for a
new industrial school at Mandan. In ad
dition bills were passed to grant the
Jamestown & Northern railway a right of
way across the Devil's Lake reservation,
for a bridge over Devil's Lake and allow
ing settlers who served in the Philippines
to apply their term of service on the resi
dence on the land covered by their home
Legislation of interest to South Dakota
includes an appropriation of $75,000 for
a sanatorium at Hot Springs, with a pro
vision that the limits of the cost shall
be $150,000, and $50,000 for construction
work at Fort Meade. The limit of the
cost of the public building at Aberdeen
has been increased to $100,000. In the
Indian bill, appropriations were made for
additions to the schools at Rapid City
and Chamberlain, $24,000 at the former,
and $23,000 at the latter. Provision $
also made for the survey of Indian allot
ments on the Sioux reservations at a cost
not exceeding $25,200. Authority has been
delegated to the secretary of the interior
to negotiate with the Rosebud Sioux for
the cession of a portion of their lands in
Gregory county, legislation which was
sought by means of a special bill, but
which was put on one of the appropria
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
The controller of the currency has ap
proved the First National bank of Miuaeap-
MONDAY EVENING, 4 1901.
TO THE INAUGURATION.
Democratic Chairman Jones—Why, thi» isn't so bad after all.
Republican Chairman Hanna—Beats tt& Donkey for this trip, doesn't it?
TO THE INAUGURATION.
Democratic Chairman Jones—Why, tfai» isn't so bad after all.
Republican Chairman Hanna—Beats th^ Donkey for this trip, doesn't it?
olis as a reserve agent for the Citizens' Na
tional bank of Davenport, lowa. He has also
approved the First National bank of Chicago
as a reserve agent for the Milwaukee Na
tional bank of Milwaukee and the Commer
cial National bank of Chicago and the Na
tional Park bank of New York for the First
National bank of West Superior, Wis.
Rural free delivery service has been or
dered established at Onawa, Monona <'ounty,
lowa, w»h N. T. Pember as carrier. Also at
Remsen, Plymouth county, lowa, on three
routes, with Arnold Kiesby, H. P. Johnson
and J. C. Nordman as carriers. These two
services are to begin March 15. One route is
to be established at South English, Keokuk
county, lowa, April \, with Henry Thompson
Max F. Foerster of Minnesota has been pro
moted from $1,400 to $1,600 per annum in the
office of the supervising architect.
Senator Towne attended the inaugural cere
monies at the eapitol. Prior to the adjourn
ment of the senate he circulated" among his
short-time associates in that body with an al
bum containing their photographs and eech
attached his signature. This he will keep as
a m-emento of his service in the upper
branch of congress.
WON'T WEAR KHAKI
Talk; of Strike on the Brooklyn Car
New York Sun Special Service
New York, March 4.—A1l policemen in the
reserve platoons of every station in the city
were held in their stations after midnight
roll call in view of the possibility of a strike
by employes of the elevated roads of the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit company.
The Brooklyn Rapid Trausit company re
cently issued an order requiring its uniformed
employes to wear khaki. A strong objec
tion was raised to this and the company
thereupon offered its men their choice be
tween wearing the uniforms and giving up
their monthly passes by which they could
ride free on the cars of the company, whether
in uniform or not.
The elevated employes objected to the choice
as strongly as they had to the original order,
and on Friday some of them held a secret
meeting at which they passed a resolution
requesting that the monthly passes be not
taken away. Apparently no attention was
paid to this by President Rossiter.
It was understood to-day that the men had
decided not to strike.
DE WET HEADED
He Wat* Moving In l'hili]»ui>])uli»—
London, March 4.—A dispatch from Gen
eral iKtchener, dated Pretoria March 4,
De Wet was moving on Philippolis, but was
headed by our troops and is now marching on
Babington has dug up a Krupp, a pom
pon and some ammunition at Landfontein.
Sixteen meen of the Victorian Rifles have
captured thirty-three Boers and fifty horses
at Zacow river.
General Dartnell has captured a Hotchkiss
Surrenders continue in that district. Over
thirty men with a commandant came iv on
FRAME BUILDINGS BURNED
Loss of 810,000 in Business Prop
erty at Red Lake Falls.
Special to The Journal.
Red Lake FalU, Minn., March 4.—Fire ear
ly this morning burned four frame buildings
belonging to H. B. Kaufter, Fred Borchers,
P. E. Pierch and Theo Majerus. They were
occupied by S. A. Swanson's real estate of
fice, F. Borcher's saloon and residence, P. E.
Pierch's real estate office and residence, and
Berberich & Sen, butchers. The loss is $10,
MAY BE CHANLER
Decomposed Body Is Found in the
New York, March 4.—The badly decomposed
body of a man was taken from the East river
to-day. It was reported that the police
were trying to identify it as that of John
Armstrong Chanler, the former husband of
Amelie Rives, who disappeared from an asy
lum several months ago.
Steel Combine Will Control a Fleet
of 124 Vessels.
Chicago, March 4.—The Record says:
All of the lake fleet operated by the
many concerns involved in the great steel
deal are to be consolidated. This means
that 124 vessels will be placed under the
control of the United States Steal cor
ROSEAU'S POSTOFFICE ROBBED. • •
Special to The Journal. . ( , ....
' Stephen, Minn., March 4.—The ppstoffice at
Roseau was entered by burglars last night,
who secured $13 in cash. Nothing; else Was
taken.. There- have been- no arrests,; -■• -.■ —j-v
SOME M CKINLEY NUGGETS
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RAIN IN NORTH DAKOTA
Jamea Valley Has a Storm of Six
Special to The Journal.
Jamestown, N. D., March 4.—A heavy six
hours' rain fell In nearly all portions of the
James river valley Saturday night and Sun
day morning. In Jamestown the streets wer9
flooded, making it difficult for pedestrians to
travel. Numerous cellars were partially filled
and some damage resulted. The oldest inhab
itant is unable to cite an Instance of a simi
lar occurrence at this season of the year.
Reports from the country are to the effect
that all snow has disappeared. Stockmen are
pleased, as the hay suply was getting short.
WHOLE FAMILY IN DANGER.
Special to The Journal.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., March 4.—The
family of Henry Sitherwood, consisting of his
■wife and two children, narrowly escaped
asphyxiation by escaping coal gas yesterday
morning. Tbeir danger was discovered in
time and all will recover.
DREAM CAUSED HIS DEATH
Special to The Journal.
Binghamton, N. V., March 4.—John Boise of Anoka, Minn., died at the residence
of his daughter in Kirkwood Center yesterday as the result of a dream. He had for
some time been suffering from heart trouble, but had considerably improved, and re
tired as usual Saturday night. His daughter, who slept in an adjoining room, was
aroused by a peculiar sound and going to her father's couch found him sitting up in
bed white with fear. He said he had had a fearful vision, and then fell over un
Physicians were 2 summoned, but he died before their arrival. They* gave It as
their, opinion that he had a, nightmare and. the shock caused a state of collapse, V ■
Majority of the Convention Against
Havana, March 4.—The Cuban constitu
tional convention will meet titis afternoon
in executive session. Sentiment is strongly
iv favor of the convention's continuing its
work, but a canvass of the members shows
a majority of them against agreeing to the
senate's Cuban amendment.
ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT
Another Fruitless Ballot for Second
Senator In Montana.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., March 4—The forty-second
joint ballot on the short term seuatorship
was without result. Frank gained three
votes over Saturday, while Conrad lost four.
The vote: Carter, 32; Frank, 28; Conrad, 14;
Cooper, 9; MacGinnis, 7; Toole, 1; total, 91.
Necessary to a choice, 47. There are only
three days more in which to ballot.
12 PAGES- FIVE O'CLOCK.
HIS SECOND TERM
President's Inauguration in Washington To-day
Is a Most Brilliant and Impressive
Great Parade From the White House to the
Capitol, Where the President Takes
the Oath of Office.
Forty Thousand People Stand in a Drizzling
Rain During the Inaugural
Washington, March 4.—William McKin
ley, of Ohio, was inducted into the
presidential office to-day, being the eighth
president of the United States thus hon
ored with a second consecutive term. Theo
dorse Roosevelt, of New York, became
vice- president of the United States.
At 3 a. m» a drizzling rain was falling
and at sunrise the clouds hung so thickly
that the sun was scarcely visible. But
about 8 o'clock the clouds began to break,
and in an hour broad beams of sunlight
swept the avenue. The weather promised
to redeem the pledge of the weather bu
reau that the day should be a glorious one.
The temperature was mild and broad
poor beasts stood closely huddled, but no
The weather took a change for the
worse before noon. The skies became
overcast and before 1 o'clock a light rain
was falling. While the president was
speaking the rain almost entirely ceased,
though thousands of umbrellas were still
The parade that followed President Mc-
Kinley on his return from the capitol to
the White House, and passed in review
there before him, was marked by the
predominance of the military. The civil
contingent was quite up to the average
in point of numbers, y^et, the men in
uniform outnumbered the civilians more
than three to one. In the ranks of blue
were many soldiers who had carried the
country's flag far out into the world.
With these younger veterans, and in the
place of honor as the president's escort,
marched soldiers of the civil war, gray
haired and halting. At their head
marched the Rough Rider band.
First Since Grant.
For the first time in a quarter of a
century, the president rode from the
White House to the capitol without a
successor beside him in his carriage.
Grant was the last of the presidents
that occupied a similar position. In
President McKinley's carriage were mem
bers of the committee chosen by con
gress to take charge of the inauguration,
headed by Senator Hanna.
The nations of the world paid their
tribute to the president in attendance at
the ceremonies at the capitol and in re
viewing the parade.
The American navy was represented
more numerously than, ever before. Half
a dozen warships, more than have assem
bled in the Potomac since the days of the
civil war, contributed through their sail
ors and marines one of the most unique
end enjoyable features of the ceremony,
marching over 1,000 strong along the
streets. Down on the water-front lay
moored the famous old flagship, Hart
ford, and at the navy-yard floated the
double-turreted monitor, Puritan, sym
bolic of later day warfare. Further
down the Potomac lay other vessels, un
able to get up the river to Washington.
The states and territories rendered
their homage by the attendance of gov
ernors representing north, southeast and
west, most of them accompanied by nu
merous staffs. There were Governor
Odell, of New York; Governor Yateß, of
Illinois; Governor* Bliss, of Michigan;
Governor Richards, of Wyoming; Gov
ernor Stone, of Pennsylvania; Governor
Dietrich, of Nebraska; Governor Shaw,
of Iowa; Governor Crane, of Massachu
setts; Governor McMillan, of Tennessee;
Governor Heard of Louisiana; Governor
McLean of Connecticut; Governor Barnes,
of Oklahoma; Governor Smith of Mary
land, and Governor Longino of Mississippi.
Avenue Fenced In.
Preparations for holding back the crowd
from the line of march along the arenue
had been going on for several weeks in
the sinking of heavy iron sockets in the
sidewalk at short intervals all along Penn
sylvania avenue. Early in Oie morning a
gang of workmen started from the foot
of the capitol with a wagon load of heavy
Iron posts and big reels of wire cable
with which they made a temporary fence.
The prices of window seats on the line
of march reached an almost fabulous rate.
It is reported that one wealthy senator
paid $500 for a single room for the day in
a hotel near Pennsylvania avenue and
Fifteenth street, while ordinary second
story windows have been regularly held
at from $25 to $50, and single chairs in
store windows from $5 up.
Soon after 10 o'clock, the street cars
were stopped, the scattering groups of
soldiers along the curb lined up com
pany front, wanting to take their places.
The splendid avenue never looked In
better condition for a great parade. The
entire length of the route, lined with hu
man faces, was a sea of color. The na
tional colors were everywhere. The
householders along the line of march
had avoided cheap decorations and gave
the preference to the red, white and
blue at all points.
TAKIXG THE OATH
Forty Thousand People Are Packed
Around the Stand.
Washington, March 4.—President Mc-
Kinley, at 1:17 p. m., was sworn in on a
handsomely decorated stand at the east
front of the capitol, In the presence of
a surging multitude. This vast central
plaza was an expanse of humanity, cut
here and there by narrow defiles for the
uniformed marchers. Massed half tray
back were the mounted officers of the mil
itary escort and the staff. Off to the left,
fronting tho senate, Troop A, the presi
dents' crack organization, sat motionless
on their black chargers. Fronting the
south house wing was the citizens' com
mittee, their horses champing and rest
less amid the pushing thousands. Back
of the glittering front of marshals, gen
erals, aides, with their moving plumes
and banners, surged the multitude.
Quite as many women were in th»
throng as men. Over toward the con
gressional library, the people were banked
tier on tier on the marble steps. Far
over to the left stretched the military
escort, horse, foot and artillery, and to the
right the state troops, division after di
vision, awaiting the signal to move. It Is
estimated that 40,000 people were packed
in this assemblage. But, despite the
crush, no word came of fainting women or
'Jutting out from the capitol steps and
sweeping across the front were acres of
seats, hundreds deep, and accommodating
5,000 guests. Off to the right on the high
portico of the senate wing, were more
seats, crowded with the distinguished
guests of that body. To the left on the
house portico, Speaker Henderson's fam
ily and friends mingled with house lead
ers. Every projecting ledge had been
utilized for a stand. Even the capitol
roofs were alive with occupants mount
ing the balustrades and scaling flagpoles.
Just beneath the Goddess of Liberty,
there hung out huge flags to the north,
south, east and west. The big dome was
surrounded with flags, and farther down
mammoth flags hung from between the
pillared front of the main portico.
The huge stand had a front of solid
color, flag on flag. And amidst this riot
of color and of surging humanity rose the
central feature of the decorative scheme,
the pavilion sheltering the president and
the distinguished assemblage about him.
It was of Grecian outline with corin
thian pillars and low arched roof. The
glass windows provided against storm had
been removed. From the front of the
pavilion blazed the national arms. Just
opposite, on a raised platform, half a
thousand cameras were trained on the
Just before 1 o'clock a drizzling sleet
with hail began to fall, and over the-sea
of heads went up countless umbrellas,
some of them of fantastic color and patri
otic hue. The crowd held Its ground un
mindful of the lowering sky and sting
It was just 1 o'clock when the official
party came through the main doorway of
the capitol. As President McKinley
stepped out upon the portico a great cheer
went up which was echoed and re-echoed
until the huge stand fairly trembled \yith
the volume of sound. The pcesjd<jnt
bowed his acknowledgements. With"" him
was Chief Justice Fuller, prepared to ad
minister the oath.
Through the lines of senators and offi
cials, all standing, the president pro-,
ceeded to the central pavilion, going for
ward to the railing and facing the as
semblage. Then he turned and shook
hands with Vice President Roosevelt.
Taken the Onili.
The president and the chief justice ad
vanced to the center of the pavilion. The
president removed his hat and then he
raised his right hand. In the intense still
ness faintly could be heard the solemn
owrds of the chief justice, and the meas
ured response of the president taking the
oath to maintain inviolate the constitu
tion and laws of the United States. He
spoke in strong voice easily heard by those
near the front of the stand. There was
no demonstration as he concluded the oath.
He turned again to the people, and ad
vancing to the rail of the pavilion began
bis inaugural address. He spoke %a
rather low tones at first, gradually grow
ing more distinct, until he was heard by
all those on the stands and most of those
in the front rank of the crowds. He kept
his hat off while he spoke. Occasionally
he used gestures to emphasize some
salient point of his address.
As the president spoke the pent-up
clouds gave out their full force and
pelting rain came down in hseets. Under
his pavilion the president was well pro
As he aised his voice in a resounding
phrase for "free Cuba," there was a
mighty shout of apprval and frequently
he paused to allow some well-turned sen
tene to receive its tribute of popular ap
BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE
President Retires After Luncheon at
Washington, March 4.—President Mc-
Kinley after delivering the inaugural ad
dress returned to the senate wing and
took luncheon in the room, of the commit
tee on military affairs. The vice president
and otters were present.
After luncheon the president left the
capitol with the same escort he had on
hia arrival, and the procession started
for the White House. The vice president
with his escort of the inaugural commit
tee followed the president in the parade.
At 2:35 p. m. the presidential party
swung into Pennsylvania avenue at the
peace monument. The rain had at this
BACK TO WHITE HOI SK
Procession Return* in, Practically
the Same Order.
Washington, March 4.—Soon after 2 \
o'clock the booming of cannon and tha -;