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The Western .World
WA-KEENEY,
KANSAS.
The White house was closed to InOlBcrim--inate
callers Monday morninj, March 11.
A mob at West Troy, N. Y., tried to bum
thirty Italians alive. They had taken jobs
that had been vacated by strikers.
Marshall's Militatf-bcnd of Topeka, sere
naded the members of the Kansas deleg i
tionin Washington before leaving there.
Each one responded with a speech.
Republican senators acd democratic sen
ators are caucusing about reorganizing the
committees. Committees from the two can
cusses are considering the matter.
New Mexico haB a new law which stops the
sale of packing house meat in that territory.
The law provides for inspection of live ani
mals intended for food.
A Washington disnatchsavs that Th-mas
Ryan, of Kansas, is mentioned as minister to
Chili.
The labor organizations whieh took sides
with the strikers in the recent tie-up of the
Atlantic avenue railroad in Brooklyn, have
placed a boycott on that corporation.
Captain John Ericsson, the famous engi
neer who designed the ironclad. Monitor, is
dead. He was a native of Sweden. Be was
83 years old.
Robert Siegel, the son of General Franz
Siege!, who is charged with pension forger-
ies, was held lor trial in aeiauii 01 ww
bail.
The hostler of the Metropolitan cable
stables at Kansas City, Mo., which burned
the other night, believes that three men
perished in the fire.
J. P. Campbell, of Clay Center.his friends
at Washington say, has a sore thing on be
ing appointed bank examiner for Kansas
and Nebraska.
JpaiahV. Williams an, th6 philanthropic
millionaire, the ricbest bachelor in this
country, died at Philadelphia, 87 years of
age.
The Sr. Louis beef combine convention
met Tuesday, March 12. The delegation
fiom the Kansas legislature ore quarantined
at the Lindell hotel.
Mr. Blaine positively repudiates the state
ments published a few weekB ago that he
would favor tho acquisition of Cuba. His
attention has just been ca'led to the publi
cations. Postmaster General Wanamaker is quo'ed
ai giving it as tho policy of the admini-t-a-tion
to put repubVcacs it. to pcstoffice3 in
cases where republicans had ben removed,
as fast a3 ths case3 can be reached.
The Mexican cabinet is discussing tho
Lower California troubles and decided, if
necessary to declare martial law. Troops
are being hurried forward to protect the
frontier.
Vice President Morton not being present
at tho session ot the senate on Thursday,
March 7, the senate proceeded to elect a
president protem. The deciding vote stood
29 for Senator Ingalls to 27 for Senator
Vocrhees.
Dr. Mary Walker, in pante, Prince Albert
coat and silk hat, was one of the crowd in
-the house of representatives and Bhe mount
ed the speaker's stand to make a speech.
After drawing a largo crowd a doorkeeper
escorted her out of the hall.
President Harrison requests that no new
matter concerning appointments be given
to him until he has passed upon the list of
appointments made by Mr. Cleveland which
have not been acted upon by the senate.
There are ten Kansas postmasters in this
list.
It is stated that the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul railroad has issued an order to
cut the wages of a large number of its force
just one-third. The clasee3 affected are
principally station agents and clerks. The
order comes from the influence of English
stockholders.
The Minneapolis, Minn., base ball club
threatens to disband because the' common
council did not at once give the desired per
mit to erect a grand stind. It went over up
on the objection of one member who said
that "baseball and baseball parks were un
mitigated nuisances."
'JTherresideLthas sest tie following nom
inations to the senate: Thomas W. Palmer,
of Michigan, minister to Spain; John F.
Swift, of California, minister to Japan; John
D. Washhurn, of Massachusetts, minister to
Switzerland, and George Tichenor, of Illi
nois, assistant secretary of the treasury.
A Nova Ecotia smarty in the dominion
parliament has offered a resolution which
aeks the British government to permit any
or all of the New England states to renew
their alliance nnd become annexed to
Canada. Bis object he declares to be in the
interest of those states rather than of
Canada.
It is said that evory applicant for appoint
ment will be required to get such an en
dorsement from tho republ'can member of
congrB3 iiom ms aistno: ns win plainly
state that the congressman knows the apph-
cant is fit for the position and that he is
willing to be held responsible for the ap
pointment. Senator Plumb with Congressmen Peters
and PerKins presented to Secretary Nob'e,
of the interior department, what they desig
nate as an outrage and an infamy perpetrat
ed by the late Secretary VilaB, and procured
from Mr. oble the assurance that the late
order to discontinue the land offices at
"Wichita. Independence and Concordia,
would be suspended until he could investi
gate the subject.
In Union There's Strength.
WrLxrsnABHF, Pa., March 9. The News
dealer, the organ of labor in this section of
the coal fields, says editorially speaking of
Mr. Powderly'a present mission, that the
miners wi-1 never gain their point from the
coal companies until the men, like the com
panies, are united. There is too much
Hungarian and Italian labor in the coal
fields, and the motto should be united labor
for the defense of labor.
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THE LSGIgEATUBK.
When the legislature coaYsmed the
few was txyimmm 3 that owing to the
number of inexperienced men in both
brandies of it there wcraM be bad Il
lation. Bj the way, the editor of thie pa
per has been eroneouslv quoted as saying,
earl j in the session, that nothing would
be done. He did, however, like a great
many others, express the belief that busi
ness would be much retarded by the fact
of their being so few old members in it.
This fear was well grounded, and time
showed that it was a safe prediction.
The inexperience of members was shown
at an early day, in efforts to suspend the
rules in order to advance bills on the cal
endar and discussions over points of order
which the merest tyro in parliamentary
law could decide without arguments.
We doubt if there is a single member of
either house who will not now agree thai
the EuspemJonof rules to advance a par
ticular bill, or to carry out a particular
project, retards legislation and, as a rule,
retards the passage of the bill or resolu
tion intended to be advanced.- They
learned this before the final adjourn
ment. There is another great evil which has
grown up of late years in the proceed
ings of both houses. There was very
little of it before 1868, but it has increasd
to an alarming extent, and has been pro
lific &t muoh trouble during the last ses
sion. We refer to the practice of putting
measures on third reading, or final pas
sage, "subject to amendment and de
bate." We believe every member will now
agree with us, that such a thing should
never be done except in matters of great
importance in the closing hours of the
session. There is no need of arguments
to show that all measures should be per
fected in committee of the whole, where
there is an opportunity to discuss every
point without being restricted to the
rules which govern the house or senate
when in ordinary session, with the
speaker and presiding officer of the senate
in theohairs.
But the session was brought to an end,
notwithstanding the attempt to override
rules, in a manner very creditable to it.
A large amount of business was trans
acted, and, in the maiii, finished up very
well. No very bad me sires were pBssed,
and most of the good measures, those
whioh ought to have been, were finally
pushed through.
The body as a whola was, we believe,
the ablest and the most honest and up
right of any which has convened for a
number of years. There were in it many
men for the first time, who will be heard
from in the management of the affairs of
the state in the future.
We cannot close without saying that
there was one thing left undone that
should have been passed upon. We re
fer to the Price raid claims. This is a
matter which not only this, but many
preceding legislatures have ignored, and
we believe wrongfully. The time will
ccme when this class of claims will be
taken ud and those that are iust be al
lowed.
But we did not start out to condemn,
but rather to approve. There have not
been many sessions ot a legislature in
Kansas about which so much good and
bo little bad can beaid. F. P. Baker
in Topeka Union.
CAPITAL NOTES.
Topeka Journal: An old soldiers' re
anion ib in progress in the halls of the
federal building near the pension de
partment. No particular regiment or
company is meeting there but hundreds
of old veterans from as many companies
are on hand awaiting their turn to draw
the quarterly pension from the United
States surplus. Many have to wait for
an hour or more and during the time
they tell old war stories and reminiscen
ces, and how and when they lost a leg,
an arm or an eye. Many acquaintances
are made and followed by explanations
which only renew old companionship,
but for the most part these are the same
men that have marched up the stairs of
the government bnildiag ever since the
office waa established here. The man
who has just secured his pension is
j amusing. He takes his money with an
eagerness which is displayed on every,
feature and which causes the veterans
who surround him to smile. The men
are not the only ones who are permitted
to draw a quarterly payment from this
office for yesterday a long line of sol
diers' widows were given preference and
waited on in advance of the men. Two
million, one hundred and fifty thousand
dollars will be consumed in paying the
demands for this quarter on the Topeka
office alone, the greater part of which, of
course, is sent out by mail in vouchers.
A very important notice has Dean re
ceived from S. M. Stoskslager, commis
sioner of the general land office, announc
ing that by executive orders, dated Feb
ruary 19, 1889, the president ot the
United States has, pursuant to law, di
rected that the land offices now located
at Concordia, Independence and Wichita
be discontinued and the records and
archives thereof transferred to and con
solidated with the land office at Topeka.
The changes above mentioned have al
ready been carried imto effect This
Mans that there was little or no busi
ness left to be transacted by the outside
offices and that the bulk of the public
lands in this state have been disposed of.
Governor Humphrey has appointed
Jacob M. Balderston as judge ot the
court of common pleas, which the legis
lature provided for Sedgwick county.
He also appointed Senator Francis G.
Price, of Ashland, to be judge of the
new thirty-first district.
Articles of incorporation of the Tope
ka, Westmoreland and Marysville rail
road company have been filed with the
secretary of state. The capital stock is
$1,000,000. The directors named for
the first year are John B. Mulvane, H.
G. Linn, J. B. Evans and J. D. Patrison,
of Tcpeka; John W. Smith, J. W. Fitz
gerald, A. 0. Merritt, A. Bichards and
A. B, Pomeroj, ot Pottawatomie county.
This line would form a heady fink in
connecting two parts of the IGssomri
Faeiflc system, or, it woald give the San
ta F a start in an haportaai direction, j
CRITICISMS.
Harrison's Address Freelyand
Generally Commented Upon.
A Majority of the Dominion Press Treat
the President's Utterances With Great
Marked Respect, While Some Papers
Make Use of Very Uncomplimentary
Adjenves.
Toeosto, Osr., March 9. -Referring to
President Harrisoa's inaugural address the
Empire (Conservative) says:
"President Harrison's inaugural address
is not a startling document, bat ia appar
ently the utterance of an honest, honorable
man, who feels deeply the responsibility of
his h:gh positicn and is determined to do
his duty to the peopls over whom he has
been called to preside The tone through
out the message is high, and there Beems to
be the ring of sincerity in the excellent ad
vice hegives on many important subjects."
The Mail (Ind.) says: "General Harri
son's message is not a document whieh is
likely to became history as th6 straightfor
ward utterance of a man who holds his ideas
honestly. Though f ome of them are pecu
liar, tneir deliverance ia entitled to certain
respect. The president voiced the opinion
of sensible psoole as to keeping out of wars
ana jingoism; he uttered aome wise words
as ta the civil service: but taken as a whole
the message is characterized by placid com
monplaceneee, which is, after al', far better
than mook heroics and inflated bnnoombe."
The Globe (Liberal) says: '"President
Harrison's rather bombastic aidre33 seems
t? signify that be means to enter upon a
polioy of expenditure that would delight the
heart of our own Sir John. The president
may be congratulated on having discovered
anew name for a policy that enhancss the
price of the people s necessaries. He calls
it commercial emancipation."
South Dakota to Springer, Greeting.
Hubon, S. D.f March 9. A number of
Huron gentlemen have forwarded to Wil
liam M. Springer a souvenir in the shape of
a leather medal six inches in length, on
which is the following inscription in gold
letters:
To William Springer, who, having been so
instructed by the housa of representatives,
rather than be in contempt sacrificed his
own princip!e3 and magnanimously opened
tne patnway to statenooa to bourn Dakota.
Fiat jastitia. Kuans principa.
The medal was sent to Hon. ''Sunset"
Cox, with a request that he present it to Mr.
Springer with tha following letter:
To Hon. William Springer, M. C, Washington,
D.G.:
A few of the host of your Dakota friends,
appreciating thoroughly your truly nohle
and thoroughly disinterested services in be
half of South Dakota, desire to present to
you this testimony of their esteem. We
remember with wnnt piognant anxiety and
grief you gave up the cherished plans of
your heart; how many sleepless night3 you
parsed, as nobly and alone you fought for
all th ise vital issues without which hope
would have been lost and Dakoti a dream;
how single handed yoa fought the five ene
mies of Dakota in the conference commit
tee, and paid "live or die, survive or perish,"
or words to that effect, "though I give up
everything still v, ill I cling to the oherished
objeot of my heart. Dakota shall agatn vote
for the temporary capital or she shall for
ever remain a territory."
Mob!est of thy race. Whenever the re
turning Bun shall a?ain bring round the
birthday of the father of his country, shall
not his fame, his integrity pale before the
incorruptible, the matchless integrity, the
statesmanlike character of him whose name
we inscribe on this medal, now awarded to
you. Hail, sweet Will-I-am; hail and fare
well." They Must be Endorsed.
Washington, D. C, March 11. An em
phatic declaration regarding the distribu
tion of patronage comes from tho White
house. It is to this effect: When appoint
ments are made the republican congressman
from the distnotmu3t endorse the appointee.
The mite signing of an applicant's paper
will not do. Tne congressman must bs
prepared to Fay to the piesident or the cabi
net officer nukirg the appointment:
"I indorse this application and am will
ing to b9 held responsible for this man's
good ODnduct in office. I know ho ib fit and
will give good satisfaction."
Only on such endorsements will appoint
ments be made.
President Harrison, in speaking of this
matter, said he remembered very well how
it was when he was a senator; he had signed
many a paper for men he would not have
b sen willing to be held responsible for. Me
ea:d he believed in the senators and repre
sentatives of the party having the control
ing voice in the distribution of local pat
ronage, but he did not believe in dispens
ing this patronage through them in such a
way that they could dodge responsibility for
bad appointment?. They must take the re-
spon-ibuity witn tne patronage.
Acting on this pointer from the White
house, the state delegations are meetijg
and formally agreeing on names which they
can indorse i acordance with the presi
dent's suggestions.
An Earthquake Shock.
Getttsbubq, Pa., March 11. A slight
earthquake shock was felt on Cemetery hill.
It was also felt at Hanover and points ea?t.
At Lineboro, Md., thunder was heard. At
Vine Grove junction it was thought a train
had left the track and had knocked down
the station.
At Lancaster. Two pronounced earth
quake shocks were felt. Buildings swayed
and people ran out of their houses.
At Carlisle. The earthquake which passed
over this part of the state was felt through
out the city. Buildings were shaken and
the occupants frightened, but no damage
haa been reported. - v.--. .
At Lebanon. A light earthquake shcok
was experienced throughout this section.
At Wilmington. DaL What fa believed to
have been an earthquake shock was noticed
by some people here. There waa a percep
tible shake, accompanied by a rumbling
noif e. Telephonic inquiry shows that the
hock waa felt in the surrounding conn
try and in the neighboring town. The
shock lasted about three seconds and was
from west to east.
At Baltimore. Md. Reports from towns
through the northern and western portions
of Maryland give an account of a severe
earthquake shock.
The Clayton Murder.
St. Loins, March 1L Advices from Arkan
sas say that Judge Cunningham, of the cir
cuit court of Conway county, in charging
the grand jury, laid special stress on the
murder of John M. Clayton. He waa very
severe in denotmo ng the crime, andnrged
the jury to make every effort to discover the
murderer and bring him to justice. The
jury is composed of good men, both dem-v
crats and republicans, and it has gone to
work with eames-nes?, determined to ferrit
out the assassin of Colonel Clayton and the
theft of the ballet box at Plummerf ille in
November. In c:nversation with B. O.
Mays, foreman of the grand jury, be said:
"We are cetermiaed to follow erexy ttreai
of evideuo we can seenre about the till ng
of Claiton. and if possible, hunt down the
assassin. We are going to take tiro e and do
our daty to our count -y and to ourselves in
this matter."
Determined Settlers.
Wichita, Kul. March IL T. Stake, a
saerctnat of Pn call, L T.. says that trains
ananily brimgimg tksre from 100 ta ISi
Oa dar 100 families reaeasl tae
Pjaee from. MiohijiB. Mcay are im d:ti
meeireBBMeansec. Th?y say they are wiU
ifto wart thirty davs longer, and if there
J?4?? proclamation they will eater, for
tfcer might aa well rfck losing their rights
or lives, and think that n one will attempt
r "wto weax aj Uielr destitution, a.
J 100 wazons loaded with provisions
Kiowa yesterday. They go to the west
ern part of the country. The greatest fear
J Passat fe't by the people 9a the lne it
a boomers will become impatient
f1 ' "A J' mov npon the claims lh9y
nave staked out, and a conflict with the eol-
aiera the result. "I'te e ib no likelihood of
an invasion at pre ent. aa HOI and Cole,
t e acknowledged leaders, both think it
pest, m view of late deve'.opements, to w-iit
for a few weeks at least.
The Railroad Commissioners.
WAanntOTOH, D. C, March 9. A final
session of the state railroad commissioners
with the intsrs'ate commerce commission
was bald in the office of the commission. A
resolution passed looking to the final ado
nonof a uniform and improved coupi.
The question of railroad legislation wt t
over until next meeting, when a report wm
be submitted by Mr. Crocker of Massachu
setts, chairman of the committee appointed
for the purpose. The subject of ra-lroad
acaasnts was disaussed and a resolution
adopted recommending the interstate com
mission to consider the matter of automatic
signals in aiding in the protection of life,
and requesting that the commission advise
the railroads la regard to the adoption of
the beet appliances in this line. The con
ference adjourned subject to call of the
president.
Reception Hours.
Washington, D. C, March 9. So many
visitors of the unofficial class come to the
White house that they form double and
treble lines from the doorway to the gates
on the avenue. Most of them pass into the
building and shake hands with the president
in the at room. Yielding to the inevitable
the president has at last given notice that
hereafter he will Bet apart three hours daily
for the reception of callers. During the
two hours from 10 to 12 o'clock senators
and representatives and other privileged
persons will be admitted, while from 12 to 1
the great public will be seen.
The first cabinet meeting of the new ad
ministration held was an informal meeting
bo that the members might become ac
quainted with one another.
Collapse of a Mill.
MoNTEEAL, Maroh 9. The roof of the
large planing mill of Lapham it Co., fell in.
Twelve to eighteen workmen inside were
buried in the rains. Ambu'ances were at
once sent for to the general hospital and
Hundreds of men set to work to extricate tne
victims, The boiler and furnace were in
the collapsed building, but fortunately the
f 1 ame structure did not catch fire. At noou
three men had been taken out of the ruins,
none of them dead, but allser.onsly injured.
The fireman of the mill. P. Larnmtrche,
had his head and face badly crushed and is
likely to die. A workman named La Londe
had both leg3 broken. Two other workmen
had their ribs and arm3 broken.
The Humboldt Broom.
Washington, D. C, March 11. Con
gressman Funston, of Kansas, has presented
Mrs. Hnrrison a broom of unique wors,
made at Humboldt, Kan. It is the gilt of
Eben O. Ingeraoll, the junior member of the
firm, who was a soldier in an Illinois regi
ment. The brush part of the broom is made
of fine broom straw, and the handle is mad9
of the same material. Along the handle are
ovgraved plates of silver, one of wnich rep
resents President Harrison sweeping the
democrats down the steps of a department
building. The engraving itself is very fine,
and embodies so mnch detail that it re
quires a magnifying glass ts bring out all
the points.
The West Virginia Contest.
Chableston, W. VaI, March" 11. Argu
ments in the gubernatorial cases in the su
preme court occupied the court's attent'on
in five hours' time. The position taken by
counsel of Governor Wilson was, tha a de
claration of result is ab-olu'ely necessary
to give Governor Ooff a Beat, and withou:
such a declaration there is no right to de
clare him go ernor, and it must remain in
ha hands of the legislature. S the le isla
tnre did not do its duty, the court must see
that lessee was cone. Arguments were
completd by all bu: Governor Wilson, who
will close t le case for th.9 democrats.
To be Devoted to Charity.
Cleveland, O., March 11. John Hunt
ington, one of the original members of the
Standard Oil company, has signed a deed
conveying ICyJOJ worth of gilt-edged 6
per cent stocks to a board of seven trnsts:s
composed of leidinj citizens. The stocks
compose the "John Hunt nzton Benevolent
Trust," and the interest thereon U given to
a dozen charitable organizations, including
hospitals, medical colleges, orphan asjloms,
re reats lor old worries, etc. Part of the
in teres is to bs withheli until the f and
amounts to $300,003, when a'l the dividends
ate to be devoted to charity.
The Missouri Pacific.
New York, Merch 11. Tne last meeting
of the Missouri Pacific directors prior to
the annual meeting of the stockholders was
held here. After attending to the usual
routine matters the directors declare 1 the
regular quarterly dividend of 1 per cent,
payable April 15. Bo ks close Maroh 22
and reopen April 16. The directors party to
attend the annual stockholders mee tag,
which will be he'd in St. Louis next, wili
consist of Jay Gould, George J. Gould,
He ry G. Marquand and Samuel Sloan.
Could Not Exercise Such Powers.
Washthoton, D. C, March 9. A tele
gram from the Humane society of Kansas
City to the secretary of stite requesting him
to have the British minister interpose to
prevent a kidnapped child from being taken
out of the United States, was received at the
) department of state. In answer the society
was inlormea mat tne untisa minister
could not exercise such powers in this coun
try and a suggestion was made that the case
be turned over to the police authorities.
Edison Out of Luck.
Ottawa, Ost., March 9. The ineandes
cent electrio lighting patent, held by the
Edison Electrio light company, has been
declared null and void in Canada, on the
ground of af ailors to comply with the pat
ent regulations, which provides that any
article thus patented must bo manufactured
in Canada within one year from the issue
of patent, and the importation of the same
patent from the United St tes must cease
within two years.
Colored Editors.
Washtsotoh, D. C, March 9. The meet
ing of the colored editors of the United
Sta'es concluded its annual convention.
Bev. W. J. Simmons, V. D., was elected
president. Addresses were made by Horn.
B. K. Bruce, P. B. Pinchbeck, Robert
Smalls and Fred Douglass. Resolutions
were adopted unanimously indorsing Presi
dent Harrison's policy respecting a fair
rote in the south as outlined in hi3 inaugur
al address.
Railway Officers Elected.
Nzw Yoxx, March 9. The new board -of
directors of the Taxes Pacific has elected
the following officers: John C. Brown,
president; firvt -rice president, George J.
Uoald; second vice president, S. H. H,
Clark; secretary and treasurer, O. F. Sat
terlee. The only hangesaade was the etee
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Wishes ta the JSx-Prssldeat.
Washihgtok, D. C With simple and
solemn ceremony in the presence of all the
wisdom and authority embodied in the co
ordinate branches of the government, and
surrounded by the repref entatives of all the
great nation s on the face of the globe, Ben
jamin Harrison was inducted into the high
est office within the gift of the the Ameri
can people. Gathering the reins of power
as they fell from the grasp of his predeces
sor, he took the oath which bound him to
the service of his country and charged him
self with the destinies of sixty million peo
ple. With wondeful patience the expectant
spectators waited for the proces -ion while
the inauguration ceremonies were in pro
gress. The rain had abated somewhat and
taken the form of a fine driving mist, It
trickled from thocf ands of umbrellas and
ran in rivulets down toe backs of those un
fortunates who did not possess these useful
implements. Deptaall of theunloward
surroundings the crowd preserved its good
numor and paesea tne long interval m Hing
ing jokes and jibes at self important and
isolated members of the parading organiza
tions who were hurrying along in undigni
fied haste to join their comrades.' Fir. a ly
the head of the great procession turned into
Pennsylvania avenue on its march to the
White house and inter st cessed in all else.
Forty-eight yea s ago William. Heary
Harrison on bis white horse he ded a pro
cession of 4.00J patriots on this same route.
At that day Admiral Porter (then a lieu
tenant) said that it was the finest ragea-1
in the world. Today irobably 49,001) men
were in line to honor the grandson, many of
them coming from sections of the country
whioh, in 1841, were tracts of uninhabited
territory. The elements warred upon them
but they held their own bravely.
The ceremonies in tho senate chamber
concluded, came the most tolemnand im
posing event or the day when the chief mag
istrate of the United States, chosen by hiB
fellow countrymen, was in their presence to
take the oath of orhce and swear to defend
the constitution and laws of the land. The
spectacle, though undoubted y marred by
the weather, was worthy of &uch an event.
In a driving rain 6torm were coantless
thousands of citizens of the ropublic hoarse
ly cheering and shouting the name of tha
president.
When tbe cheering had partially subsided
Chief Justice Fuller arose and baring his
abundant white locks to the rain, ho held a
Bible in his right band ready to administer
the oath of office. General Harrison and
Sergeant-at-arms Canaday removed their
hats.
It was a most impressive scene. Stand
ing with uncovered htas in tbe midst of a
pelting raia t-torm the chief justice anJ the
president-elect, eurrounded by high officers
of state and the presence of an immeose
multitude of citizer.8, faced each other with
bowed heads while the former read the oath
of office in a low tone of voice. The oath
recited is in the following words:
"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully
exeoate the office of president of the United
States, and will, to the best of my ability.
preserve, protect and defend the constitu
tion of tbe United States."
At the conclusion of the reading of the
oath, the presidtnt with hiB right hand
clasping the Bible, bowed his head in aesont.
A silence almost pain'.ul marked this pro
ceeding and when it wa9 ended there was
another tremendous t uret of applause.
The Bible on which the oath was adminis
tered was a black flexible morocco bound
volume about 108 inches in size. It is tbe
latest New York and Oxford edition printed
on thin paper with gold edge and designed
for the use of teachers with supplementary
notes and maps.
In accordance with hi3 custom, Mr. Mc
Kenny, clerk of the supreme court, will pre
sent this book to Mrs. Harrison as a pre
oious memento of the occasion.
The cheering which followed having sub
sided the president began reading bis in
augural address. He kept his silS hat on
during the delivery of his inaugural, and
was partly protected from the rain by Ser
ge mt-at-arms Canaday.
Mr. Cleveland, now an ex-president, stood
up during part of the address, but becoming
tired towards tbe close seated himself.
The president spoke in a loud, clear tone
with a distinct enunciation and emphasized
with much earnestness in portions of his
speech.
Shortly after General Harrison had began
speaking his family, consisting of Mrs.
Harrison, Mr. and Mis. Russell B. Harri
son, and Mr. and Mrs. J. R. McKee, came
forward and were shown to places in tne
presidential inclosure. Vice Piesident and
Mrs. Morton were also present dnring a part
of the ceremony, but the latter fainted in
the throng and was removed to the vic
president's room m the eenate, where she
was quickly revived and taken home.
At the close of the address there was an
other outburst of applause, during which
the -esident turned around and kissed his
wife and daughters. The cro rd which had
all the time surged back and forth like the
waves of the sea, gradually dissolved. A
line was formed and the president retraoad
his steos to the vice cresideat's room of the
senate, escorted by Seca'or Hoar, and Sen
ator uocareu escorieu tne reining presmeut
to the president's room. Ex-President
Cleveland remained iu the president's room
about five minutes with Major Prudeu, one
of his secretaries, and then he joined Mr.
Harrison in the vice president's room.
The entire party again formed in procession
and departed by the east door of the senate
through which they come. Mr. Harrison,
leaning on the arm of Senator Hoar, how
ever, took the lead, instead of Eecond place,
which he occupied when they arrived at the
capital. Next came ex-Prerident Cleveland,
attended by Senator Cockrell, followed by.
Senator Culiom. Private Secretary Hal
ford, attended by General George B. Wil
liams, brought up the rear.
While the procession was moving through
the corridors Senator Edmund met Mr.
Cleveland and greeted him cordially.
"I trust," raid tbe senator, "you will
have a pleasant and happy aad prosperous
future. Yon have my bast wishes."
Mr. Reed, of Maine, also exchanged
pleasant salutations- with the ritmn ex
ecutive. Deafening cheers and demonstra
tions of applause again greeted the party,
as they descended the senate steps, nl con
tinued until they were seated In their car
riages and took their places in the proces
sion which immediately began to move.
XHC GSAKD rBOCXSSIOH.
General James A. Beaver, chief marshal;
Brigadier General Daniel H. Hastings,
chief of staff ; special aides Colonel H. C.
Corbie. U. 8. A.; Lieutenant Colonel Alex
BBdsrKrumbhaar, A. A. G. Pennsylvania;
aides de camp; presidential party in car
riages preceded and followed by escort of
survivors of Seventieth Indiana Volunteer
escorted by Marshall's Military band, of
Topeka, Kan.:Co'onel Samuel MerreU com
manding first division.
There were five divisions in all including
40,000 people. m .,.,.
The long line of troops sad mdihaaad
eml'ans with banners and guidons flying
in'theaorthern wind completely filled the
vision Ia its marching step varying with
the time of the numerous bands ot masks it
seemed to roll like tbe billows 01 tne sea
aad always onward. Over all was heard a
contuuKXM roar made up of the voices of
tkoBesais aad thousands of spectators as
theysasered
ared the presidential party or greet
particalarlyaae lookiag body of
e
treops. Warn the bead of tae praetesisei
reavM the tea awry a halt was sailed aad
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When a hasty luncheon had beta tatam
the party, witi the exoeatioa of Mr. Osve-
'wo. repaired to tne reviewing stand SM
the rnWllTaill and -wiw nrMMjant WmJI
first view of tbe grand pageant ia whisk
uxjaao. tajten so con.-p ouoas apart. The
stand at this time was n led with the'eaeep
tion of the seats reserved for the presiden
tial party. When the president aad vies
PMdentteoktluir place at the front of
tne stand they were at ones recognised by
the crowd gathered beneath them aad a
mighty about rent iho air. The steady
!?-WBm!Lof xmia dii not wem to have
dampened the ent-u-ia-'m of the crowd aad
itSwiL,aJart d tct wral minutes.
w ? r flamoa and r. Morton raised
if? ' . htn response and bowed right aad
i-5 .1?. "P1?4 Thty stood side by aide
?vji?MIIIJ? of the parry took seals
b.hmd them. The stand was elaborately
decorated with flags and bunting, and pre
sented a pretty picnire despite the rain. It
waa thronged with ladies in gay costumes
and army and naval officers in full uniform.
The review began immediately after tbe
president's arrival and as indeed a hsaati
f nl spectacle despite the adverse surround
ings. THB ZXAUGT7BAX. BAIX.
The court of the new pension building is
undoubtedly the largest and grandest inter
ior of its kind on this continent, and it his
few superiors in the worlX The area of tbe
tesaelated tile floor is about 37,0C0 square
f eet or very nairlv n tl t raltavia
which extend araund four aides of the court
are supported by 150 gold bronze pillars of
the Ionio and Do ia ordar. and am vmaImmI
by four broad staircases of east ascent
opening upon tno main floors of the court
and upon the first and second galleries are
the offices and workrocma of the thirteen
hundred clerks now employed in the pen
sion bureau.
xFhe larger part of the pagoda ia a picture-true
grotto of rooks, ferns and flowers. Oa
its second floor are stationed 100 perform
ers, comprising Beck's orchestra, of Phila
delphia, which plays dance music. Above
them, on the third floor, the famous Marine
band discourses musio for tho promenade.
The whole structure is gay with streamers
acd festoons of buntings, c'ags, rilk draper
ies, flowers and colored lights. Tall, grace
ful palms and flowering plants acd masses
ot smilax adorn the floors and roofs. This
antique music stand is indeed a thing of
be tut?.
Directly over the first gallery in the glit
tering colored gas jets is traced the word
"constitution," and higher still shines a
single five pointed star, its crystial sstting
reUect.nz rays from its hundred points of
light, 'lhef-ces of the three galleries are
almost completely covered b f rich draperies.
On the front of the three gal'eries and just
aoove capitals of pillars are hung broad
(shields, upon which artistically painted i
rich colors, are coats of arms of all tbe"
states of the union. Hu?e caived spread
eaglet laid in gold, surmount the shields
back of which are clustered and draped eix
silk American flags four feet long, the whole
trophy trimmed with gar'ands of smilax end
roses, which combine to produce a charm
ing effect.
Bread leafed palms ten and fiftsen feet
in height, orange trees, rare tropical plants
in bloom, bushes of uperbljeantifnl roses
La France, Marechal Neil, Jaequemsnot,
American beauty and all the other varieties
now in season, hyacinths, lilies of the valley
white and purple violets, tulips and carna
tions, all their soft colore harmoniously
blended, present a scene of beauty upon
which the eye rests gratefully.
Other striking beautiful features of the
interior scene ore eight large panels upon
which are represented in floral pictares the
executive depaitment of the sovemment.
Ihey are eight by t.n feet in dimension,and
are suspended at even distances from the
front of the lower gallery.
From the topmost peak of each of the
three sections of the roof of the building, a
sheer hundred and fifty feet from ths floor,
radiate a thouFaud streamers of red, white
and blue bunting, alternating with garlands
of evergreecs and forming an immense
canopy.
From the center of the middle canopy de
pends probably the largest and most com
plete piece of floral decoration ever seen. It
is a full rigged three mast ship representing
the ship ot state. It is thirty feet long and
a perfect model in ev.'ry detail. Tens of
thousands of ch ice flowers were used in its
construction. It is a marvel of graoeful
beauty. From the center of eacra of the;
canopies overspreading ihe end sections of'
the court depends a floral ball, fifteen feet
in diameter, a mass ot brilliant color.
Twelve immense chandeliers .of white and'
colored incandescent light, twenty great
arc lights and as many powerful lambre
kin gas lanterns, and lrom tke highest gal
lery a score of oalcium lights with their,
ever shifting colorings combine to flood the
great hall with a glorifying radimce. Taken
as a whole or in detail the decorations arc
undoubtedly the richest and most elaborate
ever produced on this continont.
The ball room was crowded when at 10
o'clock word came thit the presidential
party woald scon arrive. A few minutes
later President Harrison and party reached
the building, escortei by Colonel Britton.j
were met at the entrance by a reception)
committee, headed by General J. K. Mc-i
Cammon. An open passage was formed by
the members of the committee and through,
this la e the party proceeded to the stair
wav reserved for them. Trie ex-president
took the arm of General McCammon and
General Harrison was escorted by Colonel
Britton. The others followed.
About 10:30 Pres-dens Harrison was
joined by the ladies of his family and the re
ception committee forming in a line three
and four abreast in the front and rear of the
party a procession was made up for a tour'
01 tne bill room. At the request of Mr.
Harrison, that no po'ice should surround
him, the pleasurable task of protecting him.
from the crowd was devolved on the com
mitteemen. From the stairway leadinz to the floor the
bill Toom presented the spectacle of a vast
sea of faces apparently occupying every,
inch of space. President Harrison expressed
his doubt of the posaibi ity of opening a'
-passge way but said he was willing to make
t e attempt. After much exertion an open
ing waa effected in the crowd and the pro
cession began its tour around the hall,
Colonel Cody (Buffalo Bill) and Captain
Brackett in Bdvanoe,tbeir herculean bould
ers doing good service in making a pathway
and followed by about a dozen committee
men proceeding the guests.
The Cabinet. '
Washxkotox, D. C, March 6. President
Harrison sent to the senate the following
nominations:
Secretary of State James G. Blaine.
Secretary of the Treasury William Win
dom, Minnesota.
Secretary of War Redfleld Proct?r, Ver
mont. Secretary of the Navy Benjamin F.
Tracy, 2? ew York.
Secretary of the Interior John W. Noble,
Missouri.
Postmas'er General John Wanamaker.
Pennsylvania.
Attozxey General W. H. H. Miner, In
diana. Secretary of Agriculture Jerrsmiab
Rusk, Wisconsin.
Csttlemea set DJstarbed.
Kassas Crrr, Mo., March C Several
members of the Cherokee Strip Live Stack
association, let see of the six milhoa acres
composing tae Cherokee strip, ducassedtbe
passage of the Iadiaa appropriate hiB.
They were not particularly dlatarbsd and
Mr. Andrew J. Snider, member of taeas
seciatica. said: "It doe ret bother as at
alb affects Oklahoma, bat not tbe strip.'' .
TheaMBibsrsof tbe sMoaiaa'aa here a
Ive rears' lease mm the strip.
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