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TJLiE AliGXTS. ONDAY, MAY 1, 1803.
Highest of alljn Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Amid the Plaudits of a Great
THE WORLD'S EXPOSITION OPENS.
Two Years of Splendid Effort Crowned
by a Magnificent and Glo
The Chief Magistrate of the Nation Seta
the Machinery in Motion and
Inaugurates the Colum
the work the mi-
As He Does So "Old Glory." with the Flags
of All Nations, Unfurl in Midair from
Hundreds of Staffs and the Great White
City Is Arrayed in the Radiance of the Col
ors of the Rainbow A Sumptuous Lunch
eon Follows and a Brief View of the Ex
hibitsGossip About the Distinguished Vis
itors. Chicago. May 1. A streak of fire, a puff
f smoke and a sound as though something
had struck the dome of the earth a sharp
blow, announced at his'u noon today
to those who were
near enough to hear,
Exposition was duly
open. That Presi
dent Cleveland had
touched the electric
the action of the
great engine in Ma
chinery hall, and that
raculous work of two short years was
practically complete. And as the report
of the cannon died away there was a lift
ing np of human voices that ascended in
one vast roar into the zenith, was repeated
over and over again, gathering strength at
each repetition until all of the hundreds of
thousands of throats were joined in one
grand acclamation for n great work mag
Mysterious lSundles in Mitlair.
Before the sound of the ; gun-fire bad
died away, however, there was a scene that
very few of the landsmen present had ever
witnessed In-fore, aid on a scale larger
than probably ever .-itnesssd at sea. Many
had noticed at the tcp of the tall, central
flag-staff a bundle, sirsd many had won
dered what the thing was. Crowning the
tops of two other tall staffs on each side
were similar bundles, while the seven
hundred stalls on the buildings of the ex-
se V -i' ,
CLEVELAND rilEsSISG THE HfTTON.
position were each topped with a similar
package. As the time drew dear for the
supreme moment 700 men took their posi
tions at the halliards of these flag-staffs,
and three more t jok firm grasps ou the
downhauls at the central staffs and await
ed the l oom of the gun.
"Breaking Out" the National Ensign.
As the boom of the gun sounded a flash
appeared at the top of the central staff and
as if instantaneously materialized from
the sky itself ' Old Glory" streamed out in
the breeze. It was sixty feet in the fly and
forty in the hoist and had hardly shown
its full length as it rapidly Tell out of its
lolds before there was another flash at the
tops of the flunking staffs, and the colors
of Spain and Columbus, each forty-live
feet long, unrolled to the breeze. Theu it
Jooked as if the whole city of exposition
buildings bad suddenly donned gala dress.
Instantaneously there broke from the tops
6l all the staffs on the Administration
building the national rotors, while from
the other buildings the lings of all nations
Vnveiline the I il.rrly Statne.
At the eastern end o! the lagoon on tha
south side of the Libera! Ai Is'.mtlding there
is a colossal statue of Iviu-ity. She hud
liecti veiled until the lr.oun lit of the gun
fire, when the veil dropped from around
her, and she stood revealed iu all tier ma
jestic beauty. Never had a scene more in
spiring been seen than this climax of tiie
opening ceremonies. No wonder the multi
tude shouted; no wonder they kepi up the
cheering. It was a marvel. ;iisly beautiful
transformation scene ou a gigantic really
"gigantic," not tic; "gigantic" of the sensa-
v k lioni'vl 4r.V4-jraiu acsie,' i'd -i'. ejreoKtion
Ceremoulen at the Opcnliicr.
The ceremonies leading up to this event
of the day were simple and brief, occupy
ing about an hour. Music by the oichM ra
was first. Then Kev. W. II. Milburti.
chaplain of the United States senate, of
fered a fervent prayer and Miss Jessie Cou
thou rcud a poem by W. A. Croffut, "The
Prophecy." Music followed this as an iu
troductiou to an addres by Director Gen
eral Davis, in which lie briefly reviewed
the work done and tendered it to the presi
dent of the United States for the formal
inauguration of the exposition. President
uieveiana's Tepiy was oner ana to the
point. At its conclusion he leaned forward
to the stand in front of him and pressed an
electrical button, which started the great
engine in Macjiinerv ball, and as he did so
the events described in the foregoing took
place. While all this was goiug ou a chorus
of many hundred voices sang the "Halle
ESCORTING THE CITY'S GUESTS.
The Procession to the Pair Grounds After
About W o'clock this morning the presi
dent and party and Duke de Veragua and
party entered carriages at the Lexington
hotel in the presence of a great and cheer
ing throng of people and took their places
in the procession that was to escort tnem
to the World's fair grounds. The parade
was headed by a platoon or mounted police.
Theu came the Seventh United States cav
alry, two companies, followed by the Chi
cago Hussars and troop A, I. X. G. In
carriages were the following iu order: First
five carriages, World's fair commissioners;
sixth, Director General Davis, and Directot
of Works Burnham.
In tha seventh carriage was the presi
dent; he was accompanied by Presidents
Palmer and Higinbotham. Then came
Vice President Stevenson, escorted by the
two ex-presidents of the Exposit ion com
pany Lyman J. Gage and W. T. Maker.
The ninth to thirteenth carriages inclusive
carried the cabinet and their escorts; and
in the fourteenth was the Duke de Vera
gua with the vice presidents of the na
tional commission and exposition company
as escorts. Duchess de Veragua followed
with Mrs. Potter Palmer, and the next
three carriages were occupied by the broth
ers and sons of the duke. lion. Thomai
F. Bayard rode in the nineteenth car
riage. Major General Miles in the next.
Admiral Gherardi next, Governor Altgeld
next and Mayor Harrison last.
The l'arade Knters the Grounds.
By the shortest line of march the pro
cession reached the western entrance ol
Midway Plaisance and there was met bj
Captain Rice, commanding the Columbian
guard, and he then took command of ttat
parade. East on the plaisance it moved
through a community that was composed
of nearly every kind of human being oc
the globe, living in their typical homes.
Entering the World's fair grounds it
passed through cavalry drawn up on eacl)
side of the line of march, which wound
around the various builings to the termi
nal railway station and thence to the poinl
at whicli the opening exercises were held
Here on the platform President Cleveland
sat in front, with Vice President Stevcu
son, the Duke of Veragua their parties
and the higher national and local officers
of the exposition. Ou either side and be
hind them wers the other invited guests,
the governors. mem!ers cf the city coun
cil, members of the state legislature, mem
bers of the board of lady managers ami
others. Back of all was the orchestra.
Comfort for the Inner Man.
As soon as the ceremonies were over and
the distinguished party could get out o!
the throng they repaired to the Administra
tion building, where a luncheon was ready
for them. A circular table had been pro
vided u:id the interior circle filled with
choice plants from the horticultural build
ing. There were seventy gue.-ts in all an 1
the luncheon was elaborate enough to have
been called a banquet. But the decorations
of the luncheon room were more elaborate
than the luncheon itself. Iu the great
square between the room and the hallway
silk portieres were hung and the windows
were draped in similar fashion. Over the
seat of the president at the western side of
the table was a canopy of flags, and in each
corner a stand of the national colors.
President Cleveland sat at a point of the
round table opposite the entrance, and the
other guests were ranged around the table
in the following order of precedence: Pres
idential party; vice president's party; Gen
eral Schotield: Admiral Gherardi; General
Miles; Mayor Harrison; Governor and Mrs.
Altgeld; President Palmer, of the national
commission; President Higinbotham, of
the exposition; Mrs. Palmer, president of
the board of lady managers; Vice President
Waller, of the national commission; Vice
President Peck, of the exposition; Direct jr
General Davis; Chief of Construction liurn
ham; members of the council of adminis
tration This arrangement of guests brought
Mrs. Potter Palmer directly opposite the
president, who sat on the cast tide of the
circle. On the south side was President
Palmer, of the national commission, uud
on the north President Higinbotham, of
the Exposition company. After the lun
cheon the president was escorted to the
Manufactures building by Director Gen
eral Davis. He will be introduced to the
members of the foreign commission, who
will be grouped iu the center of the build
ing, uud will theu visit them in their sec
tions. He will then pass out to the Gov
ernment building and afterward will be
driven around the grounds, after which he
will go to his private car and will leave the
grounds at c o'clock.
The only machinery that was set in mo
tion by the aid of the electrical cunent
wheu Cleveland pressed the button w;i the
great A'.lis engine, and the engineer in
charge of the machine was on hand to as
sist. By a simple mechanical arrangement
sufficient steam was admitted to the piston
chambers to move slightly the ponderous
wheels, while Ik? engineer assumed con
trol of the lever and saw that the start wa
made without jailing. 1 'resident. Cleve
land iad about as much to do with start
ing the machinery t f the World's Colum
bian exposition as President Grant bad
with in;partin:r motion to the great Cor'.-s
engine at the Centennial. On mat cccusiou
the president grasped the wheel that turned
slc:;;n n.t j the piston chamber, while his
cc :-u were cont rolled by an -euuineer
hidden xroni view us.uer the platform.
A VIE.W OF THE EXHIBITION.
mere is an enniess variety or oDject's to fn
terest, instruct, and amuse, and the best
way to tell what there is will be to show
the condition of the exposition 'today, the
reader being supposed to have some idea of
the scope o the show.
The directory has worked for the past
six months, and especially for the past
month with the elements agninst it.
Kain has been frequent and Jupiter Fla
vins seemed to have massed all bis ener
gies on the last day of preparation; for yes
terday and last night it rained almost con
tinually except for a few hours in the
afternoon. Notwithstanding this dis
couragement there was a great force of
men at work clearing up and putting fin
ishing touches on the buildings and
grounds. Superfluous matter lying in un
sightly piles and obstructing the view was
carted away to remote corners. The land
scape gardners were hard at work despite
the rain, and the work of Bodding the bare
spots went on unabated. At night, how
ever, the outside work had to stop, but
the men on the inside worked right
through the night and up to the time of
opening the gates to the public.
The. central aisle in the Liberal Arts
building was the one upon which efforts
were concentrated because through this
aisle the presidential party was to be es
corted today, and it was in perfect shape.
Away up against the roof of the building
hundreds of flags fluttered and trembled
and miles of bunting bung from the rafters
and swung in graceful folds over the rail
iotra and aeross the wide stretch '--gallery
to gallery. The chime of bells for
the big central tower was put in place.
At the Government building everything
was in order. The same is true of the Fish
eries building, where everything was prac
tically in place and ready for inspection.
All the pictures were not hung nor all the
statuary placed in the Arts building, but
thtre was on exhibition more than a dozen
pairs of eyes could see in an afternoon.
In Horticultural hall everything , was
nearly in readiness. Iu the Transportation
Electricity, Machinery and Agriculture
buildings the effect of the work done was
not so apparent as in other localities. In
the Midway plaisance the congress of na
tions was ready for business. The animals
in the big menagerie, the Egyptian dancing
girls, the reproduction of the volcano of
Kilauea, the South Sea Islanders and the
Javanese were all ready to interest the vis
itor with their arts and entertainments.
The Irish village was in order, the German
village, and all the manifold attractions, iu
fact, were in a gratifying state of complete
ness. To return to the exposition proper it may
be said that for the proper setting forth of
the exhibits much remains to be done. Of all
the buildings it can be said, however, that
the deficiencies are not sufficiently great
or serious to detract from the general ap
pearance of the displays. Saturday night
the last plank was torn from the casing
which surrounded the statue of the Hepub-
Vftually. I After the LHreciory
lias Done It Hot.
What did the multitude inside the exposi
tion gates do during tho rest of the day?
Well, there was plenty to see and uiauy
were doubtless eutertained in the Woman's
building, which will be dedicated this after
noon, while others willgo tothe dedication
of the Iowa building, which is also to take
place. But for those who go to neither
CiCC irfi. VU' VI
THE HOME FOK THE HAWKETE.
.ic, and the great gilded figure shone in all
the sp'.end.ir of a 5,0'J3 coat of gold leaf.
Then the last figure was placed on its
pedestal on the peristyle nr.d the last piece
of scaffolding came down from the Co'.uai
bus quadriga. With the MacMonnies foun
tain complete and rdady to spout water
the statuary around the grand basin was
With the electric fountains, which bad
been tested as to their water capacity,
vi niit ing mountains of sprayed water, the
great fla ts flouting from tall poles beneath
their golden lii:iai, the roads, paths and
every available spot black with people, the
scene on the plaza and around the basin
was as perfect as it ever can bo.
The work done in the park during the
past week has been of a quantity to be
almost miraculous. The completion of the
preparations seemed to be in the hands of
beings comparable only to the genii who
built Aladdin's wonderful palace. Every
thing was "rush," and amid all the rush
the most perfect
order and design was
SUNDAY WITH THE CTAELES.
The Chief Jligislrate Goes ?- Ch..rth, as
Doe the Duke.
The distinguish-, d guests spent a quiet
Sunday. The president at 10:.?.3 went to
the Second Presbyterian church, which
was made beautiful with the national
colors It goes without saying that the
church was picked Kiv. S. J. McPher
scn Jpreached a sermon appropriate to the
opening of the exposition, find the presi
dent and his party joined heartily in the
services. The afternoon was occupied py
a drive and the reception of callers, among
whom were Washington Hesing, editor of
the Illinois Statts Zeitung. who says ha
swung the Biiuois Lutherans into line for
Cleveland; Erskine M. Phelps, Major Gen
iral Nelson A. Miles uud others.
The president's d rive, it seems, bad a
particular and interesting purpose. lie
went with Secret try Greshim to the hit
ter's Chicago its, deuce where Dr. S. .1. Mc
pherson performed the ceremony of bap
tism, the subject thereof being the secre
tary's 14 months-old granddaughter, who
will be known us Harriet Charlotte An
drews, and she will be able to say that a
president of the United State was one of
An important incident of the day was
the call of a committee appointed at a re
cent mass-meeting to protest acainst the
Kussinn treaty. The president said the
treaty was crefully drawn a:id t hat he be
lieved it gave oar government the decision
us to whether an c fi'i use was political or
not. '"Yen may dept nd upon it,"' he said,
"that as soon as it is within my power to
do so it shall I e published."
The duke, of Veia-.tna sjeut. the day a lit
tle ir.cre crn;ic;.iously than did Mr. Cleve
land, but h.-enjoyed himself Pone the less.
He expressed his unfeigned delight at tbe
attention which had be'.-n paid himaud the
heart y greet ing he h;is received, lie says
he is going to enjoy himself to the fullest
extent during h:s stay here, and he is mak
ing himself at hyme He attended m iss at
tbe Jcuit Cbuiva of the Holy Family,
where Bev. T. S. Fit zgerald officiated. The
service was very elaborate aud the church
decorated with the colurs of America and
Spain. The duke was later received at the,
Lome of Mayor Harrison, and still later
visited General Miles and Archbishop Fee
han, who could not officiate at mass iu the
morning owiust to another imperative en
gagemeut. Distinguished guests .continued to arrive
yesterday to take part in today's ceremon
ies. They have neprly fitted the down-town
hotels. Among tne arrivals weVe the fol
lowing- Governor Morris, of Connecticut,
and staff; Governor Pattison, of Pennsyl
vania, and party; A. W. Croffut. author of
the opening poem: Ilev. W. H. Wilkins,
chaplain of the day; Whiteiaw- Keid: Sauza
Hoza, of F.quador; John Prout. of Bolivia;
M. Komero, of Spain; General Canervo,
Peruvian minister, and General Alexander
S. Webb, of New York; Manuel Lewis,
Ieon 11. Koenthal and Rafael Avita, of
Guatemala. Other arrivals have been:
Governor Wer.z and family, of New Jer
sey; the countess of Aberdeen, the patron
ess of the Irish vi.llai.-e. ami many others.
Must Accept Keilmed Wages.
Pottsville, Pa., May 1. The miners and
mine laborers of the Schuylkill region will
be compelled to accept a reduction of J per
cent iu wages owing to the dullness of the
Bkeweied and Cured.
"First I was skewered nnd then I was enred,"
eays Jones, and he laug'as heartily over his little
joke. Well, let hitn laugh. Let laue,n who
wins. He was ekewcrcd through and through by
dyepeDsia and its attendant train of ilis. 1 e was
cured bv Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
Dr. vou feel dull, lanpu'd, low spirited; experi
ence a sense of fullness or bloatirg artcr eatiujr,
tongue coated, hitter or bad ta"te in the month,
irr gu'ar appetite, dizziness, frequent hcac'achcs,
nervous prostration or exhanetion, hot flushes al
ternati'ig with chilly sensations, sharp, biting
tran-iont, pains here and there, cold feet, drowsi
ness after meals, wakefulness, or disturbed aud
unrcfreth ng sleep, constant and indescribable
feeling of dread, or of imi endirgr olsaiityr
These are symptoms of bilious dyspeptia, or
torpid liver, associated with dyspppsia or indi
gestion. Dr Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
will subdue the cause, if taken according to di
rections, for a reasonable length of time, or
moi.ey paid for it will be cheerfully refunded.
Don't be deceived by ignorant, C
unscrupulous fakirs and confi
dence men, assuming to offer
"Indian Remedies," and who
pretend that theirlnostrums are
made by the Indians.
and other Klckapoo Indian
Remedies are TIIE OM.Y GENU
INE INDIAN REMEDIES BARB
AXD SOLD 1 AMERICA.
The word " Kickapoo" Is copy
righted and they dare not steal
t. . -, itAfr IT i , Vi nnn T?Amed ies.9
s.n.1 (iw that ererjr bottle or package bears this
Cac-simile signature thus :
Distributing Agents, 521 Grand Ave., Jfew
. i T)w.,. t-. m i I . Tn1Lin Ttcnipdlcs are
nt peddled but are sold at all drug stores.
rjnPC f Send three 2-c. tamptopsy post
I" rC t li nup, and will mail yuu free a
tlirillir.ir and iutenifly Interest hie huok r &
piurrs. entitled "I.IH: A Ml St t El AMOU
Tllr: kit K A POO IM)IAS."
Tells all about the Indians.
i:e vov in need?
Want a cook
Want a partner
Want a situntlun
War.t to rout rooms
Want a servart pi'l
Want to sell a farm
Wan 10 sell a house
Want to exchange anthicir
"Want tc sell household pooiis
Want to make any real estate loans
War t 10 sell i r Trade for anything
Want t' tli.nl customers for anything
Ut: TIIKE COLUMNS.
rHK DAILY AKGl'S 1ELTVKHED AT YOUR
door evtry evening for lSVic per week.
J ANTFD FI FTY-FI YK MOKE TAILORS
at Ho; pe's.
FOll SALE CHEAP A COnD HORSE, Bl'GaT
aid harness, if taken at once. Cull at B'.ii
r.ces Ui.iversity. li'l second avenue.
rv ANTED ;ENTLEMF.N Oil LADY
VV rtrent. Position permanent and pood
jy. Ad.'riss Mrs. Ida M. Seidell, DavcT i.irt.
la" branch office. Manager Madame Wti-ht'e
H'AXTKO Sl'C.'ESSn L CAN A.-tK.
VV" qualified to hanila peneral agency. Salary
from start. l'.ost reference required. tJire
cire. Like Ontario Nnr-eries. Itoehester. N". .
W AN Tt E r AOT1 V E AGENTS. St", to S1"0
men tlil v made workir-s for Crawford s
Lire of James G. l'.laine." tue officially reco;:
i,izd edit on. Eletantly I'lus'ratcd Sells lite
wil ii re. llest terri ory. Outfits free; send It
cents in stamps fr mailing. Ad-irefS, The Na
tional BiKik Concern. Chicign.
J E. Montrose. Manager.
ON!". NIGHT ONLY.
Monday Ev, May 1st,
A jM-rfcct irv.u'tion 'f the succ.ciil
arry Three !
Interprete 1 by an efTc'ent company, headed
bv tbe universal little favorite,
Produced with tin if own Sc.
A Lrand scena "f theCorrisli ccat with
'j ir tiL'tii H'UM' : V arnov .'Mii-.'y n
Iliir-'v Tunnel, t'.c nio.-I ratliral ra'.lrti-id ce(..-
A si:("ce"ion ol i..-:m ' i ru 1 Ma ye f. a! nr.. llir.bi
c'i " axes, miiii-s and . aiicc,, A lnirt;irn! i.rce.i
tation win .- chief inj.-iedi.-nis aie. In i liai.cy, vu
ami i-nrli'lo It ui-'s.
Iri(l. f 75, f.o nnd C5 ecu's. ScaU o
sale in Harper House I'harn.acy A.'rii :!i.
THE WARRED BROWN CO.
is si IU furius'a rig their lady cu-tomers itli
at fl.W per box.
Call and investigate concerning the niciitscf
the new remedy which is guluii g favor so rap! dly.
Remember the place
Itoom 15, Ditioe Block. Darenjiort. corner
Third and Brady.
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10 Per Cent Reduction
On all Double Fold,
All Wool and part Wool
From 8 till 11 o'clock every fore
noon this week.
Our reduction sale on Jackets, Capes and Figaro-
KLUG, HASLER, SGHWENTSER
Dry Goods Company. Davenport, Iowa.
Driffill & Gleim
Keeps tbe finest line of-
IN THE CITY
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
OU:t ENTIRE STOCK O'-'
Fancy Goods, Etc.,
Must le c cstci cut ai cr.ce. Cur yiic v i '1
lieO, il, jsklDffSOUl?.-
F-.-.1U P ART S. OR
5Watcli tliia space for pric
25 per cent
1 V t tt II--
Come to us before purchasing.
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