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ROCK ISLAND. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22. . 1892.
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A Fiery Crown Caps Chicago's
World's Fair Fete.
GRAND DISPLAY OF PYROTECHNICS
The. Three Great Parks Made Simul
taneously Brilliant With Rockets,
Bombs and Set Pieces.
Five Thousand Rockets at a Flight "Old
Glory" Glows In Trl-Colored Fire 8,000
Feet in the Air World's Fair Buildings,
Columbus Departure from. IaIos and
Landing at Sail Salvador Limned In
Lines of Lustre Bombs Five Feet in
Circumference Meeting of the World's
Congress Auxiliary Archbishop Ire
land's Address Celebrations Elsewhere.
Chicago, Oct. 22. I-ist night the dedi
catory exercises closed with the most brill
iunt and gorgeous display of fireworks ever
given in the world. To avoid the concen
tration of a mass of people this display was
divided into three parts, and given in as
many parts of the World's fair city. A dis
play was given at Washington park on the
south, Lincoln park onthe north, and Gar
field park on the west side. The largest
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ness suits, under-
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tedlcation in the afternoon or mat part, ox
the exposition to be devoted to the commer
cial and mechanical progress of the world
was followed in the evening by the inau
guration of another the intellectual
branch whose achievements are expected
to be grand and hitting. The enterprise
has enlisted in its support the most brill
iant minds in the? intellectual world; has
been recognized by the national govern
ment as the proper agency to conduct great
international conventionsto be held during
the World's fair; to provide places wher
the leaders of thought may consider the
living questions of their various depart
ments; for popular meetings and to Recurs
was almost wild,
piece ever burned
As a comr.nn-
nome or me cui fcej e mxii '
The Ohio 'state building was also dedi
cated in the presence of a distinguished as- '
semblage. The state delegation assembled ,
at the Victoria and Auditorium tat lO
o'clock, where carriages were provid for all
invited gut ts. The exercises at the
grounds liegan at 2 o'clock at the east front
of the building. President Pea body made
the address of presentation and Governor
McKinley accepted the building on behalf -of
the state. Addresses were also made by
Senators Sherman and Brice. . ;
Three Other Club Houses. .
Governor Loies and other Iowans took
possession of their building over on the
lake shore with appropriate exercises and
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the publication of the proceedings of such lue , .V? t,u""uus
' j. were also dedicated, the former at 10 a. m.
No Parade To-I)y.
After all there will be no parade of the
military in the city to-day. When Gov
ernor Fifer ordered out the Illinois troops
FIREWORKS AT LIXOOLX PARK,
crowd congregated at Washington park,
which was the most accessible from the
heart of the city but it is estimated that no
less than WX),000 people saw each of these
displays. At 8 o'clock the heavens com
menced to assume the fiery canopy that
crowned the city with the most magnificent
blaze of glory that the world ever saw. The
display opened with a salute of 100 fifteen
inch a'riel maroons which exploded at an
altitude of 800 feet, and sent a shower of
fire back to the earth.
Fifteen Thousand Rockets at a Time.
As this died away each park suddenly
blazed forth in a magical illumination from
500 prismatic lights fired by electricity,
changing colors five times and throwing
oyer the trees the tints of the national
colors and the newly adopted muncipal
terre cotta. Then 500 five-pound rockets
rushed into the skiesfrom from each of the
three parks, mending with their various
tints in the heavens. From time to time
the parks were brilliant ly illuminated with
colored fires m generous quantities.
One 1 of the crowning . featnres of
the marvelous display was the magnificant
"Columbian bouquet," made by the flight
of 15,000 rock' s 5,000 at the same moment
from each of the three parks. This is the
largest fight of rockets known in the his
tory of the world and its beauty cannot be
fully described in words.
Everything Va Superlative.
For two minutes the effect was seen in
every part of the city and for miles around
it. The heavens were turned into n sea of
fire in every color of the rainbow and form'
ing tlie most gorgeous canopy that ever
clothed anycityoneithercontinent. In each
of the parks five bombshells, sixty inches
in circumference and weighing 110 pounds
were thrown from mortars to an altitude
of Ti0 feet whore they exploded, forming a
picture of marvelous grandeur. These
were the largest bombshells ever made of
this kind. One of the most novel and new
of the many features on the programme
was the star spangled banner in fireworks
floating in the sky at an altitude of ,000
Was a Pyrotechnic Phenomenon,
The flag was :i00 feet in length and pre
sented a design never before attempted in
(.vial work. They were attached to bal
ons under the direction of Baldwin, of
Juincy, 111., the famous aeronaut, who took
tic of them into the heavens himself.
When at the proper altitude the flash fuse
'sns Ignited from the balloon, and upon
breaching the suspended flag. "Old Glory"
spread forth in nil its radiance, a wonder
'in pyrotechnics without a precedent. The
'Hag burned for five minutes, and it is safe
to say that the American Hag never ap-pc:m-d
before in a position of such exalted
grandeur. The set pieces were of a charac
ter i hut. brought out a wealth of enthusi
asm from the great ass'-nibbc. I'pon these
the best pyrotechnical artists in the woi .d
have K.'i'ii working for six months and
their efforts were rewarded in the magnifi
cent display they math'.
Nome IU-lunrknhlc Set Pieces.
The first of these occupied 2,000 square
feet of spaca and bore the inscription in
lire: "(': ieagn Wi leonns the Nations of
the K'ir-.li ! l'.e-ls'.IJ," supported by two
Amc; ieao eagles, r.tiove hieh were brought
o;:l the outlines oi' the various World's fair
buildings. Then a set piece with an ana rf
ii.a'jn square feet represented in lire the sidl
ing ot Columbus from I'.ilos, and illustrat
ed his Meet, the I'inta. Santa Maria and
Nina. Kvery few minutes the colors of tue
fire changed and us it burned the enthusi
asm of tiie onlookers
This was the largest se
in the history of fireworks,
ion piece tlie tanning ot t lie great discoverer
on San Salvador was given. Niagara falls
was also given in fire, presenting a cataract
GOO feet in lengt h of golden spray and
forming an effect never In fore equaled.
There were ulso many other devices and
designs, and when 10 o'clock had passed
the most elaborate fireworks display that
was ever burned closed with the great Co
lumbian bouquet of ln.MM rockets.
WORLD'S CONGRESS AUXILIARY.
longresses as a vaiuaoie ana enaunna
memorial of the fair.
Mrs. Palmer's Model Welcome. -
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commodation of those who desired to take j
part in the proceedings, popular interest in j
the occasion being heightened by the an
nouncement that Archbishop Ireland, o!
St. Paul, would deliver the principal ad
dress of the evening. The opening invoca
tion was delivered by the Rev. Dr. J. H.
Barrows, chairman of the general commit
tee of the auxiliary on religious congresses.
After the welcome on behalf of the world's
congress auxiliary by the president, Charles
C. Bonney, the woman's branch greeting
was extended by Mrs. Potter Palmer, presi
dent, as follows: "The woman's branch ol
the world's congress auxiliary, representing
the marvelous progress of woman during
the last four centuries, unites most cor
dially in this greeting, and sends congratu
lations to the leaders of that progress in all
Spoke in Honor of Queen Isabella.
Mrs. Chas. Henrotin, vice president of
the woman's auxiliary, followed with a
salutation in honor of Queen Isabella, in
the course of which Tshe said: "The assist
ance which Columbus received from Qneen
Isabella enabled him to discover and reveal
the American continents. The aid which
enlightened womanhood, the queen of this
new age, now offers to all men, will enable
them, especially the toiling millions, to
find in their own countries new worlds of
intellectual and moral enjoyment; enhanced
material prosperity; improved social condi
tions and the rich fruitage of resulting
The Archolshop Introduced
General ritz Simons sent an invitation to
the commanders of the militia in the othei
states to join in a parade, and requested
General Schofield to allow the regulars te
remain over and take part. It was found that
many of the visiting state organizations had
made contracts with the railways which
necessitated their return today, and that it
was impossible to cancel them. The few
ih at were not under such obligation con
sented to take part. General Schofield,
however, declined to prolong the stay ol
the regulars, and as it was not deemed ex
pedient to have a parade of only a part ol
the troops the idea was abandoned altogether.
MADE THE OBSERVANCE
Celebrations of the Day Held
The president of the United States had
made yesterday a national holiday by his
proclamation issued some time ago, advis
ing the people to devote the day to th
honor of the discovery of their country and
the man who discovered the" same. And
the people took his advice, so the telegraph
informs us. Following are some of the
most notable of the celebritious:
At Pittsburg The streets here were
packed with jx-ople by 10 a. m., and every
body it seemed was holiday making. A
parade of 25,000 people occupied five hours
passing the reviewing stamL It was com
posed of military and civic organizations
. ,...... At Cincinnati The day here
and purposes of the Worlds congress aux- brat11 in granU style. T1fe
lliary, the progress made and success as- orat.,v .ijrated nd thousands
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Archbishop Ireland, President Boimey said:, ; fc h- was a monster meeting ad
"1 he dedication ceremonies of the W or d g f djsed b dislinKuished speakers.
Columbian ex,H,s.t.on would be incomplete , Typical and Elaborate,
without a pmper presentation of the plans r ntiThtx Aitxr
orately decorated and thousands of visitors
helped the residents pack the streets. Th
ceremonies were as follows: Devotional ex
ercises at noon in St. Peter's cathedral by
Columbus and his crew before departure
from Palos for the Western world. Kast
End park was Palos and Covington was
the Western world. Over the Ohio they
sailed in models of the caravels of Colum
bus. At Covington there were ceremonies
representing the "discovery." From Cov
ington they came back to Spain Cincin
nati where a parade was formed of 30,000
people. The river was crowded with gaily
decorated water craft. Last night a roy;d
entertainment was given by Ferdinand and
Isabella to Columbus and his crew.
At the National Capital.
The District school children celebrated in
the school yards, a part of the exercises be
ing the raising of the United States flag by
sured. The auxiliary therefore sotight for
such presentation an orator equal to the
occasion and whose name would command
attention in the old world as well as in the
new- Snefi n rtrjitor it foimil in the Afost
Rev. John Ireland, archbishop of St. PauL I
who will row deliver the oration on the'
World's congress of 1
MOST REV. JOHN IRELAND SPEAKS.
The Koted PrIatc .!rifles the I'nited
States of Amerira.
Archbishop Ireland was accorded a most
cordial reception as he rose to respond
Beginning his address with an apostrophe
to mind as the greatest of all things. Arch
bishop Ireland proceeded to discourse of
Columbus and his unfolding to the eyes ol
civilized races the American continent. He
said that it was the right and duty of the
first nation of the continent to charge itself j the veterans of the G. A. R. Special church
with the gracious task of celebrating the
discovery of America, as she, and none
services were held in all the churches ex
cept the Church of the Covenant, which was
other, is the giant daughter of the progress closed in respect to the sorrow in the presi-
of tlie age, and as she none othei' has the dent's family, that church being the one
power to command the splendors which the White House family attends. The
should mark the celebration. District militia had a review and sham
Made No Mistake Over the Site. I battle.
Proceeding, the archbishop said: "Proper J Au gt Ixuis All the public schools cele
too, was it that among the cities of the. brated with appropriate exercises and later
United States Chicago should W the chosen there was an imposing procession. In the
evening there was a grand ball.
At Milwaukee A parade of civic and re
ligious societies was held in the afternoon
with 10,000 in line. The school children had
exercises in the school houses. At night a
labor mass meeting: was held.
At Ilaltimore Special services were held
in the morning in all the churches. At
there was a torchlight procession
' j with 30,000 men in the ranks.
t j t.a.v Day at Atchison.
one within whose portals the World's Col
umbian exposition should be enthroned.
Chicago, fifty years ago the prairie village.
the stupendous city of the present time, is
the world's object lesson of progress. The
monarch of our inland seas, t he central city
of the nation, she exhibits to the visitor the
fullness of growth with which the United I
States has Decn West. Almost hair way j nj i-iit
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across itie coi.uiiciu. coiiiiuaiiuiiiu uic uigu-
wavs of nations, the mart in which mee
for mutual exchange the offerings of Ku
ropeand Asia. Chicago forel Hides the mighty
destinv of -the United States to sit among
I At .Atchison. Kas. It was a gala day.
j The various schools and colleges held their
i VfiY'iw in tho for-noon At 1 rittl n m
all earth's nations the admired qneen. the ( tbe firalld i,Kii;e A. F. and A.M. laid the
Hi uiivr in nit rtu ci it iw (tiiii i iiiis.,iiioti
of their destinies, the magnet in resistless
attraction knitting all peoples into one
harmonious and indestructible brother-'
Pnrposps of ttip Aiixiliiirr.
' i corner stone to the new government build
ing with impressive ceremonies. At 3:30
the procession paraded the principal streets
in the c ity. Then- were twenty-two floats
in line, representing events of the ast four
The archbishop descrilied the purposes of i
centuries. After t lie parade a literary pro-
the world's auxilary congri-ss of t lie Colum
be to organize r.nd cause
the time allotted to the
ion infernal ior.al conventions of tlie
s and workers of the world along all
bi.iii cxpoy.ii:.n t
to be held during
In n .1
t tie biles of but-ia:
departments i.:' i
thai most ii.ipoi
achieved from tlie
this pnrixise. lie
the various .-. m-;; s that
st i! u ted in t I'.is
lined s Hue of t '.
lie closed V- .'.
Ami rican tint !o-a
egress in the various
1 life, lie hclievi-d
-!':tl carrying out f
s-.me length of
n Id lif; i:i
ode bv Professor D. A.
oration by T. Ik Gerow.
i gramme w:is carried out consisting of sing-
! ins. an original
Kllsworth and nr
Klorl.la AVaj-n't lii liin.l.
In Florida Fully 4'0 places in Florida
held appropriate exercises in honor of Co
lumbus. In Jacksonville there was a mili
tary jKiradi; and exercises by the school
At Charltsvon, S. C. Columbus day was
observed bore as a national holidav. Hanks
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;u:.i!i.ir-ci.u rr.-ss Uiid on. - "'""..-
would be u;s-
s by spe-iking of tlu
I lie queen, the con
chaiiijes were closed and celebrations held l a
Co-illlleO on ll U:l p ge.l
(pieror, the te.'ie!.-r of tlie i-ouiiiig ages,
lie said: "V,e coiv.meiiioiate the discovery
of America -a0;i years ago. liehold the
crowning gift to humanity fi-cm Cidumlu-.s,
whose c:: rave's jiloughtsl uclu'i uneevtaia
billows iu sa.i v.i in u t-.VHt Li :nl. and froi't
the all-ruoi:g Provld-mv i
and mercy inspired aud gi.Idx .'. . ;
ttil tJen.ie-e u'.rtrlnvr the U:::. . :-'::tes i.f
The meet in;' 1 -el with n invc.-ation
bv Dr. Willh.-.n K. ! 5rr;.e'-. ;-ies-i-i:t F tlie
University oi ChiiM-,o.
STATE EUILDINGS DEDICATED.
The Intellertnal Itraneh of the Great
Show Objects of the Conres.
By no means the least interesting or im
portant of the inaugural ceremonies con
nected with the great Columbian exposi
tion were those of the world's congress aux
iliary at the Auditorium last evening. The
New lurk, llfno, Iowa, Knesas ml I'emi-
fcvivania in the List.
A number of slate buildings at Jackson
park were ducicatud to-day with pro;-r
pomp. Xew York's building was dedicated
at 2 o'clock. Governor Flower and C!:::::ii
cey M. Dt'pcr mads? speeches. Theope-.-in.
prayer was orfered by llev. S. J. icPher
son, of this city, a native of the Hate !
New York. The gavel used by Jlr. Depi w
is composed of fifty varieties of wood
grown in the state of New York, Ijoing the
same number as the states and territories
in the union. The reading desk manufac
tured for use on this occasion was made
from New York state wood. By urrange-
ment tickets of admission to the ceremonies
admitted to uiejexpoBiuon grounds.
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