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The Helena independent. (Helena, Mont.) 1875-1943, October 16, 1892, Morning, Image 7

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Festivities That Will Mark the Open
ing of the Great Show in
Tihe Big Reception With Which
Society Will Entertain Its
Many Guests.
Delivery of the Grounds and Buildlags to
the National Commission--Parades
and Ceremonies.
FPpecial Correspondence of TnE INDEP e ErNT.)
" characteristic of Chicano that al
L though but three weeks remain be
fore the formal dedication of the World's
fair takes place, detailed plans for that
eventful ceremony have not yet been en
tirely completed. Chicagoans are in the
habit of doing things with a mighty rush,
and hours are sufficient in the western me
tropolis to accomplish what would require
days in a less energetic city. Despite the
lack of preparation, which is more appar
ent than real, no one, in the light of past
events, would have the hardihood to pre
dict anything but the most successful out
come of the plans of the exposition direo
tore. Although the arrangements for the
reception and entertainment of visitors
have as yet been made only in a general
way, experienced managers are at work
upon the details, and it is confidently ex
pected that none of them will have cause
to complain.
Beginning Oct. 19 the dedicatory exer
cises will last three days-the first devoted
to society, the second to Chicago and the
last. the formal transfer of the buildings
and grounds to the United States commis
sion to the nation. The members of the
committee on ceremonies, which have
charge of all the exercises, are wise men in
their generation, and when it came to the
question of deciding upon nice social funo
tions they warily held aloof. It was not
: r them to rush in whe:e angels feared to
tread, and, rather than to attempt to class
ify Chicago into eligibles and Ineligibles,
they decided to omit the ball and reception.
This was more than Chicago society
could stand. Dedicatory exercises with
out an inaugural ball would be
like a twenty story building
without a foundation. A Macedonian
cry went up from hundreds of
drawing rooms, and the appeal was not irn
vain. With courage worthy of a great
cause, part of which may have been derived
from his recent investiture with the consu
lar decorations of hpain, Hobart Chatfieold
Taylor, Chicago's MoAllister, jumped into
the breach, and society was appease .. The
committee gladly availed itself of his ser
vices, and upon his shoulders now rests the
responsibility for society's part in the cere
montes. Mayor Washburne, Marshall
Field, George M. Pullman and others are
associated with him in preparing for the
reception by the elite to President lHarrisou
and his cabinet. The ball will be given in
the auditorium the evening of (October 19l,
and will doubtless be the most brilliant
eveat in the annals of Chicago society.
Adjoining the auditorium on the south
st:naos the big carriage warehouse of the
litudebaker Btothers. Counection between
the two will be obtained by means of a cor
Widor, and the supper will be served on the
third floor of the warehouse and in the
dancing room of the hotel proper, seats be- 1
ing provided for 2,101 people. T'he immense
floor of the auditorium will be used for
dancing, and distinguished guests will look
upon the brilliant scene from forty boxes i
arranged in the form of a horseshoe on the
stage. The only criticism of Mr. Taylor's
management so far heard is that he has r
been too exclusive in sending out the invi
tations and that the price of the tickets,
$25, is too high. It is argued that a ball
and reception given in honor of the presi
dent of a republic should be a popular af.
fair. Artists are already at work upon de
signs for the decoration of the ballroom,
and there is no doubt that a magnificent
spectacle will be presented when the music
starts up for the grand march.
Although the ball marks the actual open
ing of the ceremonies, not until the next
day will Chicago bestir itself. This will be
the city's occasion to celebrate, and from
dawn till dusk the streets will be filled with
bodies of uniformed men and ears will be
split with the music of hundreds of bands.
The civic parade, which takes place Oct.
0;, is in charge of Gen. Nelson A. Miles and
Gen. Joseph A. Stockton, veterans in such
service. Seventy thousand men will be in
the line of march. Miles of thoroughfare
will be traversed by the mighty host,
marching between solid masses of people
filling sidewalks, windows and housetops.
The procession will start in the morning
and not until late in the afternoon will the
last man pass in review before Presi
dent Harrison and the cabinet on the
Lake Front park. On that day Chicago
will don her festal robes. Smoked be
grimed buildings will be radiant in bunting
and streamers; triumphant arches, gayly
bedecked with ribbons, will span the
street; cheers will ring out from every win
dow, and as hearty welcome will be given
to the paraders as that which greeted Sher
idan'a battle scarred veterans as they
marched down Pennsylvania avenue a quer
tter cenury ago. G and Army men will turn
out in force; Odd Fellows, KniulrtsTomplar
and Pythians in brilliant regalia will be in
the line; Italian, German. French and
Spanish societies will be represented, and
representatiouns from every civic society in
the country will march and countermarch
along the boulevards till their feet are
blistered by the pavement.
Chicago is already taking pride in the
decorations for that day. There will be no
bad combinations of colors to mar the ar
tistic effects. The decorations will be uponi
one general plan, which Francis Millet, the
artist, is now preparing, lied, white and
blue will doubtless predominate, but an
effort will be made to have the minor shades
combined with those cardinal colors so that
perfect harmony will prevail. '1 he arches
and other street decorations are beilng de
signed by Henry Ives Cobb, whose work on
the fisheries building has given him high
rank as an architect. He and Millet are
working together, and the result is expected
to be something unique in the way of M
niclpal decoration.
But all this is preliminary to the main
event of the week-the dedication itself.
The relentless calendar has compelled the
exposition managers to cast superstitions
to the winds, and the national commission
will take charge of the grounds and build
ings on Friday. The attendant ceremony
will be impressive in the extreme. The
exercises will be held in the liberal arts
building, the largest structure covered by
one roof ever erected. Noted statesmen,
diplomats, soieutis, authors and men re
nowned in bnasness circles from all over
the world will be present. Presideut Har
rison will be the guest of 'resident Iliggin
botham, of the evposition association, and
Vice-President Morton will be entertained
by Ferdinand W. Peck.
Friday morning President Harrison will
be driven from Mr. Higginbotham's
house on Michigan avenue to the Audi
torium hotel, where an escort of regular
cavalry and artillery will be in wasting.
The start for the grounds will be made
from that point, the president and his es
cort being followed by the governors of
thirty-five states with their staff4 in full
ulliform. r"outh on Michigan avenue, paest
magnificent residences on either aide, the
cavalcade will neas to W.Vshingtonr lark via
Drexel boulevmrrd. At the park the regular
infantry and the slate militia, 20,000 imen in
all, will be plcked up. Then the onto to the
fair grounds will be resumed. Entering at
Fifty-Seventh street the procession will pass
the art building on the left and march on
through the grounds, obtaining a close vi ,w
of the fisheries and government buildiins.
as they rear their stately piles betwean the,
possden and the lake, and can contrast
them with the woman's, horticolturn',
ti ansportation and machinery buildings on
the other side. The president will ent r
the liberal arts building by the main en
trance on the south side.
One hundred thousand people, stretching
in tiers back as far almost as the eye can
reach and perched in galleries 100 fet.
overhead, will comprise the audience which
will greet Director General Davis as he
steps forward to the front of the platfo m
to announce tdat the work of preparing the
buildings and grounds has been completed.
Upon the stage in his lear will be seated
2,500 of the most distinguished men and
women of the century. Every country on
the globe will have its representatives on
hand. There will be gathered the braine
of the world anxious to see what the new st
nation of the earth can show for its 400
years of existence. A list of those who
have signified their intention of being pies
ent and whose names are household words
would fill columns of space; it would orem
brace the names of those renowned for
gent achievements the world over. l)i
rectly in front of the director general, as he
makes the opening addrene and extending
part way across the hall, are the 750 seatsof
the press representatives. The ablest
journalists end best descriptive writeis in
the United States will fill these. Back of
this will be the distinguished guests for
whom room cannot be found on the stage.
These will number about five thousand.
But the most impressive sight will be the
vast throng of people whose places are back
of the reporters and distinguished guests.
Here will be seated those who receive the
ordinary invitations to the ceremony. They
will muster 100,000 strong; no speaker ever
had an audience like this.
As Col. Davis takes his seat a short, florid
faced young man, with close cropped,
bristling mustache, will step forward and
tender the freedom of the city to its dis
tinguished guest. The short young man is
MZiyor Washburne, whose distinguished
ancestry and own action in municipal
affairs have made him the mark for far
more than local criticism. Then President
Higginbotham, for the local directors, will
turn over the work to President Palmer
of the national commission, and the latter
will announce to l'resident Harrison that
everything has been dones in accordance
with the acts of congress creating the fair.
President Harrison will in turn accept the
buildings, in the name of the United
States, and formally dedicate them to the
use of the World's Columbisu exposition.
There will be two set orations, one by W.
C. P. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, and the
other by Chauncey M. D)epew, of New
York. Mr. 1i eckinridge's action in con
gress, where he worked and voted against
legislation favorable to the fair, has sub
jected him to a great deal of adverse criti
cism, and eon-idei able pressure was brought
to bear upon the otlieinls to induce them to
withdraw this invitation to the eloquent
Kentuckian. However, being gentlemen
aether than politicians, they paid no at
tention to the popular clamor and will re
ceive the orator with courtesy and warmth.
Mr. Brsekinridge will speak of the scope of
the exposition and the moral and educa
tional effect tnon the world. lie will be
followed: by Chaunco Mi. liepew,
who is down on the prograutie for the
"Co('m!bian Oration." This is expect
esl to be the effort of Mr. Depow's life,
and an address full of patriotic fervor
is expected to fall from his lips. Home
tihue during'tho exercises a portion of the
dedicatory ode written by Miss Harriet
Monroe, a Chicago womllan, will be read.
The benediction will be p:onouuet d by
Cardinal (iibbous, Bishop Fowler, of Call
fornia, imaking the opening raver. Of
course there will be music in abundance, a
chorus or li,ki) 'enices being ntow in re
hearsal under the direetion of l'rof. 'T'ont
line. ThIte dedicatory ceueuionies will close
iln the evenmng, when the weo id's congress
auxiliaries wiil hold a imeeting in the audi
tortum, at which Archbishop Ireland will
deliver the ptinoipal address.
'Perhaps the most striking feature of the
affair, from one point of view, is the fact
that the directors have given to Charles A.
)Dana his clhoice of the whole 100,0ttt seats.
After following the scriptural advice so
closely it is thought the dedication cannot
be a failure.
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