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VOL. XL. NO. 298.
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21. 1892.
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HAIL, COLUMBUS !
Chicago Fitly Commemorates
' His Service to Humanity.
THE MAGIC CITY AT JACKSON PARK
Dedicated to the Memory of the Great
Discoverer and the Progress He
One Hnmlrrd Thousand People Gather l
the Mighty Iluiltling Devoted to Liberal
Arts and Listen to Impressive Cere
monies of Kloqiienoe and 31 uslc A i In
spiring; Parade of Troops and IMstln
frnlshed Citizens Precedes the Exercises,
and Multitudes Witness Its March
Henry Watterson Delivers the Dedi
catory Oration, and Chauncey M. Depew
Paints in Immortal Words the Character
and Achievements of the Genoese Navi
gator Great Day for Chicago.
Chicago, Oct. 21. Today was the cul
mination of the Columbian festival, and
the destination of everybody in town was
the patch of ground which a year ago was
An arid, sandy
waste, but which
'now is oocnpied
hy '.he majestic
are to house for
six months next
year the cream of
human skill, art
what a change!
where so short a
a time ago the
sand was all that
could lie seen save
a few st anted
shrubs and occasional tufts of coarse grass,
patches, of morass and an irregular excava
tion filled with lake water that looked
more like a swamp than anything else, now
arises a magic city of white, ornate with
column and dome, with sculptured cap
ital and freize the sum of the highest
development of architecture.
The Great of the Karth Were There.
To dedicate these buildings the foremost
of the land came statesmen of national
fame, orators of world-wide reputation,
prelates whose names are household words,
diplomats foreign and native, governors,
M" 1 '1 la at r- I
DIRECTOR GKKERAL. PAVIS OPENS THE CEKE
MONIKS. soldiers, and scientists of renown, profes
sional men, and merchants; while to look
on and applaud the success of this great
enterprise, the pageant that preceded the
dedication and the words of burning elo
quence with which the achievements of
Columbus' and of the young republic for i
whose foundation he opened the way, thou j
sands of representative citizens in all walks
of life gathered from all part of the Union.
Never in the history of the world, proba
blv. has so great a work leen so success
fully accomplished, so nobly crowned, I
Chicago Arrayed in licaiity. j
When the multitudes liegan pouring into
the down town districts this morning to
view the parade they saw, stretching away
in every direction, streets aglow with deco
rations till they looked like a gigantic
flower garden in full bloom. The national
colors predominated, but with the red.
white and blue were mingled the flags of
all nations and here and there a streak of
terra cot la, Chicago's newly-chosen mu
nicipal color, formed a dark background
for the more vivid hues of the other deco
rations. The work of decorating haAbeen
in progress f o sev
eral days, bat it
was not until late
that the workmen
on the bky-scrap-ers
born street and on
the big State street
retail stores put
touches to their
work and left the
fronts of their
mering with vari-
Binbt wattibbo.i. colored bunting.
The designs of the decorations were as
many in number as the designers, but as
in most matters the simplest designs pro
duced the most striking effect. All the
business streets were elaborately decorated
and the residence streets in all parts of the
city were aglow with bright colors. De
scriptions in detail would require columns.
It had to be seen to be appreciated. In
snort, tjtucago aid herself, proua.
OPENED WITH A NATIONAL SALUTE.
Am day sent the shadows of night sjkurying
ofer uie western nonzon, tne rapia ouciiioi
cannon firing the national salute announced
to the citizens that the culmination of
the festival was at hand. From every sec
tion of the city the people early began mak
ing their way to the lake front and to
different parts on the line of march to see
the procession of prominent men, escorted by
United I States troops, en route to the
World's1 fai site. Chicago's 1,500,000 in
habitants bad been reinforced during the
preceding days by about 500,000 visitors
and the streets wera Alive with hurrying
throngs. It was a livana: torrent. Before
aha hour c aterU&sT tba sidewalks
croVvaea vs-rtn Sightseers ana tne ?anti
erected for the purpose packed to the limit
with others. The multitude of humanky
was in itself a sight to be remembered, for
Formation of the Parade.
Especially in the neighborhood of the
Auditorium, where the procession formed,
was the crowd dense. Here it was impossi
ole for any one to force his way through.
1'he procession of dignitaries was escorted
by United States cavalry and light artillery.
The guests of the city were in carriages,
the staff of each governor following him, and
the portion of United States troops detailed
to act as escort to each different notable fol
lowing that personage or his staff. It was
an inspiriting scene. The chargers of the
cavalry, the bright accoutermeuts of the
troops, the polished guns, and the uniforms
of the officers and governors' -.affs, with
the decorations of the carriages, formed a
spectacle of motion, brightness, and color
never to be forgotten. As the cavalry
troops whose deeds on the frontier have
made them famous were recognized they
were greeted with swelling cheers that, be
ginning at the Auditorium, continued
throughout the whole nine miles of the
Order of the procession.
Following is the order of procession:
Joint committee on ceremonies of the World'J
Columbian commission and the World's
The director general of the World's Columbian
exposition, and the president of the Cen
tennial commission of 187ft. at Phila
delphia, and the director
The vine president of the I'nited States, the
president of the World's Columbian com
mission and the president of the
The secretary of statefthe first vice president'of
the World's Columbian commission and
the first vice president of the
The secretary of the treasury and the second
vice president of the World's Columbian
commission, and the second vice
president of the World's
The secretary of war and the attorney Keneral
of the Cnited States.
The postmaster general and the secretary of
The secretary of the interior and the secretary
The diplomatic corps and commission-at-large,
Thomas B. Bryan.
The supreme court of the United States.
The speaker of the house of representatives
and the mayor of the city of Chicago.
Ez-Presi -lent Hayes, ex-secretary of the treas
ury, Hon. John Sherman. Lyman J. Gage,
ex-pre-ident of the World's
W. T. Baker, ex-president of the
World's Co'umhian exposition.
The senate of the Cnited States,
The lions" of representatives.
The ariny of the I'nited States.
The navy of tlie United States.
The governors and tin ir stHfTs of the states
and territ .1 ies of t c United States.
The orntnrs nn 1 eii:i!!ains.
Commissioners of frt-un jrovernments to the
World's Columbian exposition.
Consn's from fore tn governments.
The World's Cohnnl i;m eomm'ssioners. pre
ceded by the third, four:h. and fifth vice
presidents, ami the vice pr. sident of
the boar.l of ccjitrol. and the
secretary of ih national
The supreme courts of the several states.
The board of lady mana .-crs. preceded by the
Lady representatives of the thirteen original
Board of directors of the World's Columbian
Board of manageia of the United States
The department chiefs.
Dire tor of works and his staff.
The City council of Chicago.
Review at Washington Park.
"Vice President Morton was not in the
procession when it started. He joined it
at Michigan avenue and Twenty-ninth
street with president Iliginbotham. whose
guest he was. The national and state
troops had been formed in the meantime
by brigades in line of masses on the east
side of the field at Washington park. As
the vice president approached the ground
the president's salute was fired, and on his
taking his position opposite the center of
the line the commands changed direction
by the left flank, forming columns and
passed in review. The "present"' by the com
mand and the ride around the line was dis-
lcnsed with, owing to the limited time.
The troops having passed in review then
became the escort of honor for the entire
procession, and it continued the march via
Fiftv-seventh street to the exposition
grounds; thence to the manufactures and
liberal arts building, where the troops took
the position assigned them, the officials oc
cupying the platform preiared for them.
As the president s carriage passed through
the exposition grounds a lmttery on the
lake front fired the national salute.
from Calvary with us revolutionary mnuence
upon old institutions to the Atlantic
"Cohunbus carried it westward across the
seas. The emigrants from England. Ireland.
Scotland and Wale, from (lermany and Hol
land, from Sweden and leuniark, from France
and Italy, have, under its guidance and inspi
ration, moved west, and again west, building
states and founding cities until the Pacific
limited their march. The exhibition of ai-s
and sciences, of industries and inventions, of
education and civilization, which the republic
of the United States will here present, and to
which, through its chief magistrate, it invites
all nations, condenses and displays the flower
and fruitage, of this transcendent miracle.
Prom Feudalism to Frevdom.
"The anarchy and chaos which followed the
breaking up of the Human empire, necesaarJy,
produced the feudal system. The peoplepre
ferring slavery to annihilation by robber;
chiefs, became the vassals of territorial lords, n
ine reitrn of physical force is one of perpetual
Btrugglo for the ma-tery. Power which rests
opon the sword neither shares nor limits its
authority. The king dest royed the lords, and
the monarchy succeeded feudalism- Neither
of these institutions considered . or consulted
the people. They hud no part, bat to suffer or
die in this mighty strife of masters for the
mastery. But the throne, by its broader view
and greater resources, made possible the con-
struct if m of the highways of freedom. Under Jft
its banner races could unite, and petty princi
palities be'merged, law be substituted for brute
force, and right for might. It founded and en
dowed universities, and encon raged commerce.
It conceded no political privileges, but uncon
sciously prepared its subjects, to demand them.
Influence of the Press.
"Fiftv years before Columbus sailed for Pa
los Guttenberg and Faust had forged tha
hammer which was to break the bonds of
superstition and open the prison doors of the
mind. They had invented the printing press
and movable types. The prior adoption of a
cheap process for the manufacture of paper at
once utilized the press. Its first per vice, like
all its succeeding
efforts, was for the
people. The univer
sities and the school
men, t he privileged
and the learned
few of that age,
were longing for
the revelation and
preservation of the
classic treasures of
and yet insecure in
monastic cells and
libraries. But the
first born of the
of these primitive
printers of May-
ence was the printed Bible. The price
less contributions of Greece and Rome
to the intellectual training and devel
opment of the modern world came after
wards through the same wondrous ma
chine. The force, however, which made pos
sible America and its reflex influence upon
Europe was the open Bible by the family fire
side. And yet neither the enlightenment of
the new learning, nor the dynamic power of
the spiritual awakening, could break through
the crust of caste which had been forming for
centuries. Church and state had so firmly and
dexterously interwoven the bars of privilege
and authority that liberty was impossible from
within. Its piercing light and fervent heat
must penetrate from without.
"Civil and religions freedom are fonnded
upon the individual and his independence, his
worth, his rights and his equal status and op
portunity. For his planting and development
a new-land must be found where I ith limitless
areas for expansion the avenues "f progress
would have no bars of custom or heredity, of
social orders, or privileged classes. The time
had come for the emancipation of the mind
and soul of humanity. The factors wanting
for its fulfillment were the new world and its
discoverer. God has always in training some
commanding genins for thy control of great
crises in the affairs of nations and peoples.
The number of these leaders Is less than the
centuries, but their li ves are the-history of hu
man progress. Though Capsar. and Charle
magne, and Hildebrand, and Luther, and Will
iam the Conqueror, and all the epoch makers
preired Europe for the event and contributed
to the result, the lights which illumine our
firmament today are Columbus the discoverer,
Washington the founder, and Lincoln the
CHARACTER OF COLUMBUS.
CEREMONIES OF DEDICATION.
A Programme of Music and Oratory
Oepew's Illoquent Address.
One hundred thousand people were seated
or standing in the grand manufacturers'
building which had lieen tastefully deco
rated for the occasion when the cere
monies of dedication began. The pro
gramme was a brilliant one consisting of j
music and oratory. The music was exe
cuted by a monster chorous, in part. Ad-1
dresses were made by Director General
Davis, Mayor Washburn, Hon. T. W.
Palmer, Mrs. Potter Palmer and Vice
President Morton. The principal orations
the dedicatory and Columbian were by
Henry Watterson and Chauncey M. Depew,
respectively, insticp towler, of the Meth
odist church, made the opening and Car
dinal Gibbons the closing pr.i,ers. Follow
ing IS -M T. UCpeW-B Othuui.
"This day belongs not to .'.r? Va. but to the
world. The results of the evtnt it commemo
rates are the heritage of tvf r-eoplesof every
race and clime. We celebrate iLe emancipa
tion of man. Tbe preparta-cu was the work
of almost countless centuries the realization
was the revelation .of one. The Cross on Cal
vary was hope: the cross raisrd on San Sal
vador was opportunity. But for the first, Co
lumbus would never have sailed; but for the
second, there would have been no place for the
planting, the nurture and the expansion of
civil and religious liberty.
"Ancient history is a dreary record of un
stable civilizations. Each reached its zenith f :
material splendor, and perished. The Assyrla'i
Persian, Egyptian, Grecian and Roman tn-t
pires, were proofs of the possibilities and lioii
tatlonsof man for conquest and intellect u
development. Their destruction involved
sum of misery and relapso which made the
creation rather a curse than a blessing. Fori
was the factor in the government of tbe world
when Christ was born, and force was the a le
source and exercise of authority both by church
and state when Cohunbus railed from Palos.
The wise men traveled from th east towards
tba west tinder the smidanca of the star of
Bethlehem, The u4n of to nooaUtr X all
Of Invincible Genius and Confidence
His Own Abilities.
"Neither realism nor romance furnishes a
more striking and picturesque figure than that
of Christopher Columbus. The mystery about
his origin heightens the charms of bis story.
That he came from among the toilers of his
time is in harmony with the struggles of our
period. Forty-four- authentic portraits of him
have descended to us, and no two of them are
counterfeits of the same person. ' Each repre
sents a character as distinct as its canvas.
Strength and weakness, intellectuality and
stupidity, high moral purpose and brutal
ferocity, purity and licentiousness, the dreamer
and the miser, the pirate and the puritan, are
the types from which we may select our hero.
We dismiss the painter, and piercing with the
clarified vision of the tlawn of the twentieth
century the veil of 4(10 years, we construct our
What the Orator Thinks of the Discoverer.
The speaker then proceeded to outline the
life of Columbus. He said he was a skillful and
intrepid mariner, . with an unqunchable
thirst for adventure and search. He dared to
write, "That is a lie" on the margain of nearly
every page of the travels of Marco Polo. His
efforts to secure means to test the truth of his
theories by winning the support of kings
against the hostility of the church were
sketched in burning eloquence. He never
doubted his ability to succeed in his nndertakv.
(Coiainuea on Foo t . pge.)
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