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; j 10 ' , THE BAUr XjAKR .TRIBmOI:SSTINI)AY MOBKOSTG, MAY 1, 1904. v i
II i , SI Louis Sates Opeo
i Portals of City Swing Wide
j and People Are Bidden
j N to Enter,
Secretary of War Tnt Delivered Ad
dress as tho Representative
' of Presidont.
i ) kwtORLD'S fair grounds.
I Sfiy ST. . LOUIE. April 30.
j Y f Notwithstanding tho prediction
of the Government forecaster,
who prophesied rain for tho latter part
, of tho day and lowering skies for th
1 1 morning, St. Louis put forth her beat
,nnd bravest effort today in honor of the
opening of her jreat exposition. Tho
momlnc- at least was bright.
Hj The crowd was fully as large as that
Hj "which tilled the grounds one year ago,
.when tho Exposition buildings were
H, Promptly at tho hour set the o flic era
Hl and directors of the exposition, the
H members of tho national commission
H and the board of lady managers were
H gathered at the Administration bulld-
H Jng, where, as rapidly as possible, they
H were formed Into a procession and
H moved to the Plaza of SL Louis, where
H' The formal exercises were conducted.
H1 At the head of the column was a de-
H .tachment of guards. Then camo the
H Scouts' band, followed by the Philippine
B I Qoouts, an imposing body of men, who
H ' marched well. Bclilnd them and leading
H j the ofllcers and directory of the cxposi-
Hi I tlon, came Sousa'a band. Following tho
H ofllcers and managers were the nation-
H: ; al commission, and, last of all, were the
H lady managers.
H Foreigners in Line.
H As the column from the Admlnlatra-
H I tlon building entered the plaza, a long
H I ( line formed of representative forclgn-
H era. This column was also headed' by a
HJ I detachment of the Jefferson guards,
Hfii I followed by a baud.
H i H At the head of the line, immediately
Hj behind thcr music, were the members of
H the representatives of foreign relations,
H marching in the order of presentation of
H I credentials to the exposition.
H f Following these came representatives
H of Governments having Ministers ac-
H credited to tho United States Govern-
H mcnt, and then a great number of other
Hl . representatives of foreign Governments
H ' and colonies, also In the same order.
H This column presented by far tho gay-
H est appearance of the day, for tho for-
H eJgners made a great display of gold
H lace and glittering ornaments, In great
H contrast to the dark frocks which were
H no prominent among the officers and
H dignitaries of the exposition.
H A third column formed of representa-
H tlvco of the State and Territorial gov-
H;i emmcls of the Union then came,
.i' f, i At the base of the Louisiana monu-
H ' j mcnt a small stand had been erected for
H ' the speakers and scaus provided for the
H, listeners. Th: assemblage was called
H to order without delay by President D
T It Franc! 3 of the exposition, who re-
H questel the multitude to rise white tho
H1, Rev. Fran); W. Gun&aulus of Chicago
j , delivered the Invocation.
1 Dr. Guusaulus concluded his eloquent
' lnvooaticn with the Lord's prayer, in
H i which tlw audience Joined. President
H France, as tho chief executive of the
exposition, then delivered an address.
1 He said in part
President Francis Speaks.
H "The Louisiana purchase exposition.
Hj 1 held In commemoration of the acqulsl-
B tlon of an empire by a deed of the pen,
H (flutes the representatives, executive
H,l and legislative, of the Federal Govern-
1 j , mcnt. and tenders most profound thanks
H'' for the recognition extended and nc-
B slslancc rendered. It acknowledges ob-
M . A ligations to Slates and Territories and
Hl 1 ' foreign countries for co-operation and
contribution and makes Its obeisance to
Hl" commissioners and exhibitor?.
'"Open ye gates. Swing wide ye por-
j( tals. Enter herein ye sons of men, and
behold the achievements of your race.
H'l Learn the lesson here taught and gath-
' cr from It Inspiration for still greater
H At the conclusion of hln address Pres-
1 . Ident Francis recognized William H.
ThompEon, one of the committee on
j grounds and buildings, who presented
1 Isaac S. Taylor, the director of works,
Mr. Taylor delivered to President
Fronci3 the keys of tho exposition and
presented diplomas of merit to the
chiefs of his staff.
H! After the rendition of tho march
"Louisiana" by Sousa's band, Presl
' dent Francis transferred the exposition
j buildings to Frederick J. V. Skiff, the
l director of exhibits, the performance
being emblematic of the fact that th
.i buildings had been erected by the men
I In charge of that portion of the work
Hli nnd vere now ready and waiting. Mr.
Hjj Skiff then delivered an address.
H! . The grand choru3, "Hymn of the
Tesl,"' v.oa then sung by a choir led by
1, 'I, Alfred Ernst.
.I President Francis then introduced
HII j ' Mayor Rolla "Wolla of Si. Louis, who
T , , tpoke briefly extending to the people of
Hl Q country a 'cordial wclcomo to tho
H' St Louis exposition.
H; Thomas H. Carter, president natlonaJ
1 commlenlon. theu p.poke on behalf of tho
;t body of which ho Is the head.
Wj At the conclusion of Mr. Carter'a ad-
I'f I dress President Francis introduced Sen-
HT ' atur Bumham of New Ilampshh-e. Fol-
1 v lowing Mr. Bumham came Jamea A.
j Tawney of Minneapolis, who spoke for
. .i tho national Houco of Representatives.
Hl. " For lhi domestlc exhibitors Edward
i, K. PTarrlmaji, president of the Nov"
j! ' 'il York commission, delivered an address,
l - The speaker for the foreign oxhlbl-
1 , tors was Commissioner General M. La-
Hi '' f Grave cf France.
Hl' Tho chorus of "America" was then
sung and Secretary of War Taft, as tho
representative of the President of tho
United States, dellverod tho last ad
dress of the day. He spoke as fol
lows: Mr. Chairman nnd Follow Citizens:
Who ii ono ocea the expense and the effort
and energy necessary to mako the expo-r-ltlon,
the opening o which wo celebrated
today, ll la natural to doubt whether the
good Ja commensurate with tho cost. In
lcti.i than a year thin city o( magnlflcont
structures will havo dlcappenrcd, this col
lection of everything from overywhero will
havo boon dissipated and nothing will re
main but tho site whero it was but tho
memory of Us grandeur and beauty. Tho
doubt is only evidence that wo do not feel
as wo should tho meaning of this exposi
tion Ic is a great milestone in tho prog
ress of tho world. Each nation Is hero
striving to ohow It has handled and added
to tho lalont confided to its care.
This le the union of nations In a progrens
toward higher material and spiritual exis
tence. It Is tho measuring rod of that for
which myriads of hands and myriads oJ
brains havo beon ntrlvlng. Not alono In
tho mechanical scicncco. but In tho flno
arts, In education, In philosophy, in re
ligion, are all of these steps of modern
progress marked, and whllo tho liuildlnco
arid tho machlnea and tho congresses and
tho beauty and tho glamor and tho pomp
of such a celebration and exposition i3 this
shall pass Into a memory and every mate
rial ovldonce disappear, tho measurement
that they make of progress, noticed as it is
in the history of tho world, becomo a ben
efit to mankind, tho value of which can
not be exaggerated. It rcducos the sizo of
our world in that it brings all nations into
ono small locality for a time, but it in
creases onormously the efficiency of thoso
engaged In carrying on tho world'ij prog1
resfl by enabling each to gather tho bene
fit of the other's' work.
Speaking today on behalf of tho Presi
dent of tho United States. I cannot but re
call the admlrablo and discriminating nd
dros.i which ho delivered here a year ago
upon tho historical and political Impor
tance of that great purchase. Ho pointed
out how it won when this Government be
pan and yet how qulotly successful had
been its oporation until It seems now so
natural as to Involve no surprleo or admir
ation at all. I am sure I may bo pardoned
If I invoko attention to the fact that wo
havo at tills centonnary of tho purchase of
Louisiana, entered upon anothor and a
different kind of oxpansion, which involves
the solution of other and different prob
lems from thoso nresented In the Louis
iana, purchase- Thoy have beon forced
upon us without our seeklnc, and they
must bo solved with tho same sens of
duty, the samo fearlessness and courago
with which our ancestors met tho very
stnrtlln probloms that were presented by
tho addition of this wido expanse of ter
ritory of Louisiana, That thoy may not
and probablv will not bo solved by con
ferring Statehood upon tho territory is
probable. Augura of 111 and ruin to follow
from the oxpenso and tho solution of this
problem oro not wanting, but thoy nover
havo been wanting in the history of this
country, and thoy never havo been nl
lowcd to control the fearless grappling of
new problems bj Americans,
We have probably reached a period In
tho great wealth and power which wo
havo achieved as a nation. In which wo
find ourselves burdened with tho necessity
of aiding another people to stand upon Its
feet and tako a short cut to the freedom
and the civil liberty which wo and our an
cestors havo hammered out. For tho rea
son that thin centennial of the Louisiana
purchase marks tho beginning of the great
Phllipplno problem tho government of tho
Phllinplno lands has felt Justified In ex
pending a very largo sum of money to
mako the people who come hero to com
meroato tho vindication tho great effort
of American enterprise and oxpansion un
derstand tho conditions which surround
tho beginning of another. Thoao who look
forward with dark foreboding to tho re
sult of this now adventure baeo their
prophesies of disaster on what they think
)s tho weakness of tho American pcoplo.
Thoso who look forward to its success
base their Judgment and tholr optimism
on what has already been accomplished
In tho Islands and what they know tho
American nation can do when an emer
gency and an Inevitable necessity present
Without being blind to tho difficulties
or tho dangers, It gives mo the greatest
happiness to know and to say that tho
President of the United States, whom I
unworthily rcprcsont today, is glad to
tako his stand among thoso who bollcvo
In the capacity of tho American pcoplo
when aroused by tho call of duty to solve
any problom of sovernmcnt, however
new, which depends solely on tho clear
headedness, the honesty and tho courage,
tho genorosity and tho atlf-restralnt of
tho American people.
Roosevelt Preaaea Batton.
Tho conclusion of the epeech of Sec
retary Taft was the signal for the open
ing of tho fair. In the White Houso
at Washington. President Roosevelt
was waiting for the signal which was
to tell him that the proper moment had
arrived to touch the golden key that
would open the fair In earnest nnd set
Its manifold machinery in full opera
tion. Secretary Taft had not turned to re
sumo his seat after concluding his
speech before the signal had been
flashed to Washington over the wires
of the Postal Telegraph company. In
stantly there was a returning flash
which started the mochlnory In Ma
chinery hall in operation.
Strictly speaking, this was all that
war, accomplished by tho Presidential
touch on tho button at Washington.
Operators hero were watching for the
flash from the White House, and as
quickly as it camo they touched tho
keys which released the fastenings of
thousands of banners that were se
cured to the staffs on the roofs of all
the large exhibition palaces.
Every banner apparently caught the
same breath nf air and unfurled and
floated out at once.
Great Cascade Starts.
Hundreds of thousands of eyes were
focused on the lagoon basin. The first
glint of white foam at tho summit of
the inclines was greeted with a tre
mendous cheer, which deepened as tho
great flood of water came splashing
tumultuouBly down to tho lagoon be
low. Simultaneously with tho rush of the
water, all tho bands burst forth at
once Into the strains of "The Star
Spangled Banner." Every man In the
great crowd uncovered, and when tho
last strnln of the ,martlal song had died
away, the exorcises were llnlshed and
the exposition proper had commenced.
The first feature of the exposition
waa the concessionaire parade. This
was made up of all the different fea
tures which will figure on the "Pike"
during ithe life of the exposition. This
procession, with its diverse unlquo at
tractions, gave much pleasure and de
light to the crowds, which cheered It
most enthusiastically during the en
tire length of, its lino of march.
liCassage for Consumption.
The application of massage to consump
tive patients, it In claimed by Dr. David
n ard, a physician of over thirty years'
practlco nnd a member of th'o County
Medical society, has been tried by hlrn
with uuqcoEuful results. Cod liver oil, Dr.
Ward says, is a usoful palliative for tho
Ions of weight duo to tho inability of tho
system to assimilate fats, but It Is a palliative-
only. Remedies arc needed to lm
piove tho pa.tlent'B capacity to digest and
aHsimllato fata occurring in food nnd If
passible restore the ability to davelop
fntty matter, from the food elements. Two
remedies which he says aro better than
cod liver oil aro vorbascum thansua and
stlcta pulmonnrlfl. Of tho former he eays
ho cannot speak too highly, New York
GOLDEN KEY .
Gigantic. Power Moved
by Unger's Tonch.
President Breaks Electrical
Circuit and the St. Louis
World's Fair Opens.
Ceremony at "White Houco Is "Wit
nessed by a Number of Dia
WASHINGTON, April 30. Presi
dent Roosevelt today pressed the
golden key by which th elec
trical circuit waa completed re
leasing the gigantic power of th Louis
iana Purchase exposition at St. Loul9,
putting in motion tho -lO.OOO-horflepowcr
machinery and the fairy-like cascades
on the exposition grounds. Tho cere
mony occurred In the East room of the
Whlto House, precisely at l:Uft o'clock.
Eastern standard tlrao. A distin
guished gathering won present. As the
President pressed tho key tho Third
battery of United States artillery, sta
tioned on the grounds of the Washing
ton monument, south of the Whlto
House, fired a national salute of twenty-one
guns. Congratulatory messages
then were exchanged between the
President and David R. Francis, pres
ident of the Louisiana Purchaye Expo
At 1:07 o'clock a fanfare of trumpets
announced tho approach of President
RooaevelL As he entered tho East
room, .with Mrs. Roosevelt on his arm,
tho Marine band played tho inspiring
6trains of "Hail to the Chief." The
President faced the throng of distin
guished persons standing immediately
to tho left of tho stand, bearing the
historic gold key. When tho. music
ceased the President delivered the fol
lowing brief address:
I havo received from tho exposition
grounds the statement that tho manage
ment of the Louisiana Purchase exposi
tor! awaits tho pressing of tho button
which Is to transmit the electric onergy
which la to unfurl the flags and start tho
machinery of tho exposition.
I wish now to greet all present, and
especially the representatives of tho for
olgn nations here present. In the name
of tho American pcoplo and to thank theso
representatives for; tho part their several
countries havo taken In being represented
in this ccntonnial anniversary of tho
greatest movement which transformed thu
American Republic from a small confed
eracy of States lying along tho Atlantic
seaboard to a continental nation.
This exposition Is ono primarily intonded
to show the progress in tho industry, tho
sclcnco and the art, not only of the Amer
ican Nation, but of all nations, of tho
great and wondorful century which has
Just closed. Every department of human
activity win bo represented there nnd per
haps 1 may bo allowed, as honorary presi
dent of tho Athletic association which un
der European management started to rc
vivo the memory of the Olympic games,
to say that I am glad that In addition to
paying proper honor to the progress of in
dustry, of science, of art, wo havo also
paid proper honor to the development of
tho athletio pastimes which aro UBefui In
themselves, which are uneful as ahowlng
that it Is wise for nations to be able to
relax an well as work.
I greet you all. I appreciate your hav
ing come hero on this occasion, and in tho
presenco of you representing tho Ameri
can governments and the governments of
tho foreign nations, I hereby open tho
Louisiana Purchase exposition.
Presses Golden Key.
A3 the last words fell from his lips
the President stepped to the table and
eloped the key. Tho exact time was
1:14. A second later the first gun of
the national saiuto boomed out over
the monument grounds. Spontaneously
the spectators broke Into applause.
The telegraph facilities were in
stalled under the supervision of MaJ.
Benjamin F. Montgomery, of the Unit
ed States signal corps, chief of the tele
graphic and cipher bureau at the
White House. Tho handsome mahog
any table which supported the tele
graph Instruments was located in the
south end of the East room. A small
dais covered with blue and gold plush
to the top of which was attached the
gold key with which the President
closed the circuit. The same dais and
the same key have been used on sev
eral similar historic occasions. In 1893
President Cleveland uped the key in
starting tho machinery of the Chicago
fair, and In 1898 it waa used to start
the American electrical Institute. Tho
key and dais have been In the posses
sion of Gen. Greeley, president-general
of tho Sons of the American Revolution.
Gladys Makes Dessert.
When Gladys puts her apron on and rollo
her sleeves high up,
She takes a cook book in ono hand and
then selects a cup; 4
Whereby I know there'll bo dessert tho
richest, nicest kind
And views of pudding, cake and things go
floating through my mind.
When Gladyw starts to cook sho seems
The ideal of my early dreams.
When Gladys puLi her apron on, and gets
a bowl of Hour,
I Beck a hook: tho kitchen then in Gladys's
And though I'd gladly help her out, sho
shakes her pretty head
And says: "You got mo nil mixed up: stay
where you aro Instead!"
And so I mcokly keep my seat
Till I am told to come and oat.
When Gladys puto her apron off and sits
down at hor placo
Sho leaves her sleeves rolled up and asks
If I will eay the grace:
I cannot keep from watching her sho'a
such a dainty sight
With cheeks aflame, lips cherry red, and
arms a dimpled white,
I'd gladly choko down raw mud pics
To keep that lovcllght in her eyes.
But, best of all. the things sho makes
Are good, no matter how they look
For Gladys, dearest girl of all
Waa surely born a "natural cook."
, Cincinnati Times-Star.
f Congratulatory Messages.
ST. LOUIS, April 30. The fol-
-f lowing message was sent by
' President Francis of tho exposl-
tlon to President Roosevelt: -f
"To th President of the United
States; In response to the Blgnal
-f flashed by tho President of tho
4- United States tho Louisiana Pur- -f
4- chase exposition has been opened.
4- The sky Is cloudless. The pcoplo 4-
4- assembled fill tho great plaza. 4-
4- The grounds and buildings aro 4-
4 complete. Tho exhibits aro In 4-
4- order. Nothing has occurred to 4-
4- mar this most auspicious occa- 4-
4 olon. In behalf of tho exposition 4-
4- I wish to express to tho Chief 4
4- Executive of the nation our most 4-
4- sincere thanks for tho honor dono 4-
4 In formally opening tho exposl- 4-
4- tlon. DAVID R. FRANCIS, 4-
4- "President of the Louisiana Pur- 4-
4" chase Exposition." 4-
4- Eooaevolt Replies. 4-
4- "Hon. David R. Francis, St. 4-
4- Louis: I congratulate you and 4-
4 your associates on this memora- 4
4 ble occasion. I wish well to all 4"
4- for tho success of the great enter- 4-
4- prise and on behalf of the Amer- 4-
4" 4can pcoplo I greet the ropresen- 4
4- tatives of foreign countries who 4
4- have como here to co-operate 4-
4- with us in celebrating in an ap- 4"
4 proprlato fashion tho ono hun- 4-
4" dredth anniversary of the event 4-
4- which turned us into a contlnon- 4-
4- tal nation. 4-
4- "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." 4-
ITTT 44 44
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The new shades In men's soft hats for
spring and summer reflect taste. Seo
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166 Main SL
Concerning Beef Tea.
Clear broths aro merely aids to diges
tion, little whips and spurs to sluggish
powers. Invaluablo In their proper
place, it Is only when beef tea, mutton
broth, chicken or clam broth, are mis
taken for real food that they become
dangerous and a source of positive dis
aster. Clear animal broth or beef tea
means starvation for the sick. The al
bumen of meats Is hardened by hot wa
ter, and either remains In the moat It
self or In the form of scum Is skimmed
off the top of the infusion. The water
takes up the flavoring principle and a
omall portion of other material, but Is
devoid of the nutriment commonly sup
posed to be dissolved by It.
This also holds true of mutton broth,
supposed to be "so nourishing." In it
self, It Is not nourishing at all. It 1b
the barley cooked In It that Is nourish
ing. The real name for mutton broth,
based upon Its nutritive properties,
would be barley1 broth flavored with
mutton extract. So, too, Is chicken
broth most often a rice broth flavored
with chicken extract. And clear beef
tea Is but hot water generously flavored
with meat extract that Is seasoned with
pepper and salt to taste. When their
true nature Is divulged by a new label,
meat Infusions and their fictitious value
appear In qulto a different light. The
nourishing part of beef tea lies In the
meat that Is thrown away. Unless con
taining definite nutrients, such an thoao
that exist In rice, wheat, potato, barley,
egg or milk, broths are without food
elements in the quantity that it Is pos
sible to use. Harper's Bazar.
Brighi's Disease .and
Pacific Coast Biscuit Co.,
R. C. Pell. Manager.
San Francisco, April 25, 1004.
To parents of children having Bright's
I feel Impelled to write you my per
sonal experience with this disease, tho
gravity of which I foel strongly through
the death of my father some twenty
years ago from that trouble, and the se
rious illness of my son nearly two years
ago, when he wa3 pronounced by two
physicians to have Brlghrs Dlseaso In
Its worst form with recovery Impossi
ble. His whole body wqb swollen with
dropsy, great difficulty In breathing and
death at any moment would not have
surprised us. Medical science having
been exhausted we put him on the Ful
ton treatment for Bright's Dlseaso. In
six months hla recovery was complete.
Physicians havo Ave times olnco found
him normal and without physical defect,
Hearing that the son of a friend (an at
torney) was dying of Brlght'3 Dlsoase
I told him and at last reports the boy
had recovered. Last year a Mr. Baruch,
representing a Now York Arm doing
business with us, shocked us by his ap
pearance, PIo Bald It was Bright's Dis
ease and feared It was hla last trip to
California. I told him, too, of my boy's
case. Eight months later he called
again. I hardly knew him. Ho, said he
was nearly well. There are lives to be
saved and it is my duty as well as
pleasure to lay these facts before you.
Tours, etc., R. C. PELL.
The above refers to the nowly-dlscov-ercd
Fulton Compounds, tho flrst cutcb
the world has ever" seen for Bright's
Dlsoase and Diabetes. Wo are the solo
agents. Ask for pamphlet. F. J. Hill
What flic Great Fair
In Honor of Centennial of the
France in 1803.
Exposition Had Its ; Inception Six
Tears Ago, and Has Cost
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 30.
The Louisiana Purchase expo
sition, comprising a comprehen
sive collection and exhibition
of the world's peoples, products, Indus
tries, modes of living, diversions, trans
portation facilities; in fact, a complete
universal concentration of arts, manu
factures and products of the soil, mine,
forest and sea. had lt3 Inception In 1833
and was completed in April, 1904. The
I exposition commemorates tho centen
nial of tho purchase from France, in
1803, by tho United States of tho vast
strip of territory stretching from the
Gulf of Mexico to the Dominion of Can
ada, and extending from the Mississippi
river to tho crest of the Rocky moun
tain range, and since known as the
Louisiana Purchase Territory.
The entire Mississippi valley origi
nally belonged to Franco by right of
discovery and exploration. In 1763
Spain acquired the Louisiana territory
after the treaty o peace at Paris, when
Franca, which had ceded Louisiana to
Spain under the secret treaty of 17C2,
gave up all her other possessions In
North America to Great Britain. Spain
held tho territory for thirty-seven
years, returning It to France on the de
mand of Napoleon Bonaparte, through
the secret treaty of St. Ildefcnso, Octo
ber 1, 1S00. Napoleon Avas then First
Consul of France. The hostile attitude
of tho Spaniards toward Americans
navigating the Mississippi resulted In
agitation which led President Thomas
Jefferson to undertake tho purchase of
the city and Island of New Orleans, In
order to control the mouth of the Mis
sissippi. Robert R. Livingston, United
States Minister to France, and Jamos
Monroe, afterward President of the
United States, were accordingly com
missioned to conduct the negotiations
for this transfer. Instead of tho sale
of the Island of New Orleans alone, Na
poleon proposed tho sale of the entlrd
Louisiana Territory for 515,000.000 in
order to secure funds for the equipment
of his armies.
The representatives of tho United
Slates at once accepted tho offer and
tho treaty was signed at Paris April
80, 1S03. The formal transfer of tho ter
ritory took place at New Orleans De
cember 20, 1S03. and for upper Louisi
ana, at St. Louis, on March 10, 1S04.
The newly purchased territory cm
braced 1,000,000 rquare miles, and Is now
divided Into the following fourteen
States and Territories: Louisiana, Ar
kansas. Missouri,, Oklahoma, Indian
Territory. Kansas. Colorado, Nebraska,
Iowa. Minnesota, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Wyoming" and Montana.
Move for Fair Begun.
In the fore part of 1S.9S an editorial
was published in a St. Louis paper to
tho effect that tho centennials of the
great events In the history of the Unit
ed States were not all over and predict
ing that the greatest was yet to be held
the centennial of the acquisition of the
Louisiana Territory. This editorial was
taken up In the press and commented
upon, resulting In organized agitation
by the Missouri Historical society.
Thus waa tho World's fair movement
Congress passed a bill June 4, 1900,
Ill II i i in ,
promising Government support and ?5,
000,000 appropriation if the citizens of
St. Louis raised $10,000,000. On January
12, 1901, it was announced that the St.
Louis popular subscription list, by the
i sale of stock, reached 5,000.000, and on
January 30, 1901, nn ordinance was
passed by the Municipal Assembly au
thbrlzlng tho Issuance of pity bond3 to
the amount of 55,000,000. The bill ap
propriating J5,000,000 was passed. Pres
ident McKInley Immediately signed the
bill, and on March 12, 1901, appointed
the national commission of nine mem
bors. It was then decided to open tho
exposition oru April 30, 1903. Subse
quently the opening was postponed one
Ofllcers were elected, tho company
was Incorporated nnd the slto for tho
exposition waa chosen in Forest Park, a
vast natural park In tho southwestern
border of St Loula.
At tho opening, excepting In a few
minor details, tho Louisiana Purchase j
exposition stands practically completed
at a co3t of almost 550,000,000.
The Unltod States Government's total
appropriation amounted to 37,063,000,
and In addition tho Government recent
ly loaned to the Exposition company
51,600.000, .making a grand total of ?11,
663,000 secured from the national Gov
ernment. Tho State, municipal and
other appropriations of this country
made a total of nlmost 57.000.OCO, and to
this Is added the $10,000,000 from St.
Louis and her citizens. The balance of
tho total cost of the exposition was ex
pended by tho other nations of the
Great Ivory "White Palaces.
The architecture of this universal ex
position la majestlo in the great Ivory
whlto exhibit palaces, historical In the
foreign and State buildings, anl univer
sally cosmopolitan and unique In con
The main picture comprises ten great
palaces, arranged in fan shape In their
location. Surmounting a hill, and 200
feet from the top of the building to ihe
level of tho exposition grounds below.
Btands festival hall, overlooking the
cascade garuena. rneso tnree cascades
arc the largest waterfalls ever con
atructed, and ninety thousand gallons
of water a minute pour down In three
magnificent torrents, at night being Il
luminated by electricity. At their
bases stretches the lagoon, which winds
Its way through the main portion of the
exposition pictures and traversed by
gondolas. The cascade garden? are
aeml-clrcnlar In form, sloping gradually
from festival hall to the main level of
the grounds. Each side of this crescent
shaped hill is flanked with a wide stair
way, and lt3 crown, surmounted by fes
tival hall, Is covered by the colonnado
of States. The court of honor stretcheB
from the main entrance to the lagoon,
containing monuments typically com
memorative of tho Louisiana purchase,
chief of which Is the Louisiana Pur
chase monument, 100 feet high, with
shaft seventeen feet in diameter, sur
mounted by the statue of liberty, facing
the city of St. Louis and looking out to
tho world, a guiding star to the sculp
tural groups symbolical of the twelve
f-tates and two Territories formed from
tho Louisiana purchase, which are lo
cated at the other end of the court of
honor, in the colonnade of States, sur
mounting the crescent-shaped hill and
flanking festival hall, one of tho most
ornato exposition structures.
The exposition gates open at 8 o'clock
In tho morning and the large Industrial
pnlaces at 9 o'clock to remain open to
the public until sunset. At night myri
ads of electric lighting devices will 11
lumlnato the grounds, and visitors will
be permitted to enjoy the exposition un
til 11.30 o'clock, when the gates will be
closed. The exposition will not be open
on Sunday at any tlmo during the entire
On Decembor 1st, seven months after
the opening, tho exposition will have
ofllclally terminated, and the Louisiana
Purchase exposition will have passed
Into history as probably the greatest
and most comprehensive exposition
that the world haa ever known.
A Sonnet on Julia's Livor.
Now I will olng and alncr with all my art
In pralso of radiant Julia's liver; whero
Among earth's beauties is a maiden fair
Who blooms raoro lusciously than my
How quickly would her temper becomo
If in her tender, sinless bosom thero
Wero not a liver In first-class repair,
How suddenly her glory would departl
The kind, soft heart sho has who makes
May claim your praise, but I sing Joy
ously Of my fair Julia's liver; If sho had
Not rosy cheeks and crimson lips, you
Her temper often doubtless would bo bad,
And sho would ceaso to sweetly Jolly me.
S. E. Kl3er, in Chicago Record-Herald.
The Brecden Offlco Supply Co.
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MM OF IBf j
five laW Voices!
in Chorus, j
Sung at the Opening of thev
Great Fair in St.
Written by Edmund Clarence St.' :
man, tho Husic by pr0f, i
John K. Paine,
Tho following hymn, written neon i-h X
fcatlon of th0 exposition mangK XI
Edmund Clarence Stcdman. was imZ i7 1
a chorus of five hundred' "."S-.H
opening of tho World's fair in ri
today. Tho music for the hymn wis Vii
ten. also upon official InvItaUon brSV
John K. Paino of Harvard University. 'A
HTTCOT OF THE WEST. 1
I TUnnT TV a T7 Tn r-Ti I
O Thou, whoso glorious orbs on high.
Engird tho earth with splendor rouni
From out thy secret placo draw njrh
Tho courts and temples of this croa-J. !
Eeternal Light, 8 '
Fill with thy might
Thcco domes that in thy purposa rrer 1
And lift a. nation's heart anel
Illumine thou each pathway hsr. !'
To show the marvels God hath wrtif,:
Slnco flrot thy people's chief and t ;
Looked up with that prophetic thouik '.
Bado Time unroll ' h
Tho fateful scroll,
And empire unto Freedom gave
From cloudland height to troplo whti. '
Poured through the gateways ot tit '
Thy mighty rivers Join their tide.
And on the wings of morn scat forth
Their mistfl the far-off peaks divide, 'i
By the unsealed,
Th mountains yield
Ores that tho wealth of Ophir ihiat, '
And gems enwrought of Kita-izti
flame. ' i
Lo. though what years tho soli hith'h!;'
At thlno own time to give IncrMw
The greater and tho lasher srain,
The ripening boll, the myriad fletwl (
Thy creatures graze
Appointed waya, '
League after leagua across th Imsd
Tho ceaseless herds obey thy hiad. '
Thou, whoso high arch ways nhk; nut '
Abovo the plenteous western plain.
Time ancient tribes from round Uu iplci.
To breathe Its quickening eJr ar foiz;
And smiles the sun
To Ben made one 1
Their brood throughout Earth's pets-.
est spaco, Kg
Land of tho now and lordlier ractl E
EDMUND CLARENCE STEDVIA?. J
(Copyright. 1D04. by Robert Ailed H!i
Special Permission to publish
the Associated Press.) jmt
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