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THE CARRINGTON rUBLlSIIIKG CO-
He is Inducted Into Office
With Pomp and Ceremony
Befitting the Occasion.
NATIONAL CAPITOL EN FETE
IXAVUUltAI. EXEUC1SES C. 4 It It I HO
OUV Wi lli (UtEAV Sl'LEXVOIt.
President's .Address a Brief, Calm, Tem
perate, Statesmanlike Document A Re
iteration of His Well Known Views on
Finance and the Tariff Foreign Policy
Will be Dignified and Patriotic-Vice
President Hobart's Address to the Senate
Ms Parade In the City the Finest Ever
Witnessed Thousands Upon Thousands
View the Ceremonies Exit of Mr. Cleve
landProceedings in the Senate and
House Speaker Ueed's Valedictory.
Washintgon, March 4. William Me
Kinley of Ohio was to-day installed as
president of the United States for the
term of four years, continuing until
the 4th Of March, 1901, and Grover
Cleveland for the second time passed
from the exercise of the high office of
president and re-entered private life.
Incidental to the actual assuming of
office by the president and slightly pre
ceding itin point of time, Garret A.
Hobart of New Jersey took the oath
of office as vice president of the United
States, and was installed as ex-officio
presiding officer of the senate.
The proceedings of the day were char
acterized by all the imposing spectacu
lar effects and demonstrations of popu
lar interest which have become a
growing feature of inaugural ceremo
nies as the nation has advanced in
population and wealth.
Between 40,000 and 50,000 formed in
procession, partly military, partly civic,
and escorted the retiring president and
the president-elect to and from the cap
At least 20,000 people witnessed the
administration of the oath of office on
the eastern portico of the capital and
listened or attempted to listen to the
delivery of the new president's brief
inaugural address, and at night a gor
geous state ball, 'at which the president
and vice president were present, closed
Mr. Cleveland and Mr. McKinley rode
side by side to and from the capitol.
They had dined together at the white
house the day before and they lunched
In each other's company on the day on
which they transferred the government
of this great nation, the one to another.
Washington took on the pleasantest,
of spring aspects, the thermometer,
ranging between 60 and 70 degrees,
the balmy sunshine bathing the streets
and lighting up the gayly-colored deco
ration with which every house on the
president-elect's line of progress was
The decorations of the city were ex
ceedingly effective. The scenic effect
was fine, and even the bad taste dis
played in the treasury drapings was in
part obliterated by the animated con
course of employes and their families
and guests who occupied the temporary
seats, which, piled .tier above tier,
reached half way up the side of the
building and entirely covered the gar
den at the south end, looking down
The pavilion in front of the white
house from which President McKinley
reviewed the returning procession, was
a thing of beauty an architectural
creation of white and gold, strongly re
sembling in its apparently substantial
pillars and Its general outlines the
portico of historic Arlington, and con
veying no impression that it was simply
a flimsy stucture of wood erected for
No grander theater for such a pag
eant could well be found. Pennsyl
vania avenue, 125 feet from curb to
curb, along which the procession passed
from the white house to the capitol,
presented an uninterrupted vista of
over a mile, commencing with the mas
sive Grecian facade of the treasury de
partment, and terminating in the beau
tiful dome-crowned capitol at the other
end, with the needle-like shaft of the
Washington monument standing senti
nel guard on the right hand, towering
550 feet upward to the clouds.
On all the little parkings and govern,
ment reservations formed by the dif
ferent angles of the intersecting streets
and the radiating avenues, gayly deco
rated stands had been erected, capable
Of seating at least 30,000 people, and
these were densely packed with specta
tors, one row above the other like the
towns In. a Grecian trireme.
The entire route from the white house
to the capitol was banked with hoarse
ly shouting, enthusiastic spectators.
All street car traffic was of course
suspended along the route of the pro
cession; the sidewalks were roped off
and were so crowded with people that
locomotion was impracticable.
Mounted police prevented any one
from attempting to break through the
"troeha." It seemed as if Washington's
normal population of 200,000 had been
swelled by more than an equal num
ber of visiting strangers and that all
were out to see the sight.
Every building on the line of march
was draped in bunting of the national
colors and every window and point of
vantage was occupied.
The beautiful stars and stripes were
everywhere seen, with other appro
priate banners and emblems.
.In addition to these festive demon
strations 50,000 miniature United States
flags had been gratuitously distributed
by the committee of arrangements.
These were exhibited at all available
(Continued on Second Fage.)
JiXTlt.i SESSIOX OF COSOIIESS.
President McKinley Will Call it to Meet
Monday, March Irt.
Washington, March 4. President
McKinley will to-morrow issue his
proclamation for an extra session. It
will be called to meet March 15, which
falls on a Monday.
At the dinner given last night at Mr.
John Hay's, the president-elect was
asked about this extra session and the
suggestion was made that he set the
day for Saturday, March 20.
"No," said Mr. McKinley, with an
emphasis that Indicated his fixed deter,
mination, "I have concluded that the
best interests of the country demand
that we should get to work at the ear
liest practicable moment. Ten days
will intervene betwaen the call and the
assembling of the congress, and that
will be sufficient to enable members to
reach Washington. I will issue the call
for the session Friday."
run sr.MPHAr voxcEitr,
A Fine Concert and a Large Audience at
Y ale Music Hall.
The third concert of the New Haven
Symphony orchestra course was given
at Yale Music hall, yesterday after
noon. The attendance was very large
and would seem to indicate a very
flourishing condition of the finances of
the organization. The audience repre
sented the most cultured and apprecia
tive element of New Haven society.
Certainly if the interest in the concerts
continued to increase it will be neces
sary to find a larger auditorium. Many
people stood throughout the program,
which fact, in view of the temperature
of the place, showed time enthusiasm.
The annoyance of creaking doors was
done away with yesterday by refusing
to admit people during the playing of
The program was very skillfully
chosen and felicitously arranged. The
Mozart Symphony in G minor was the
most enjoyable symphony that the or
chestra has played. The difficulties
presented by the words were not so
great as to be a burden to the men.
They played with more freedom and
elasticity than they have done before.
The quality of the strings "was also
improved, although there is still room
for a more mellowed and deeper quality
of tone. Professor Parker conducted
the work with great spirit.
The second number was the basso
aria from Professor Parker's oratorio,
"Hora Novissima," sung by Mr. Erics
son Bushnell. It is a beautiful excerpt
from a beautiful and noble work which
we hope to hear here some day in its
entirety. Mr. Bushnell's singing is so
well known here and has been so fre
quently praised in these columns that
it would be vain repetition to laud him
further. Mr. Bushnell has never sung
with greater breadth of tone or finer i
dignity than yesterday. He was re
called several times by loud applause
and finally sang the aria over again.
The third number was Mendelssohn's
"Midsummer Night's Dream," music,
all of which is familiar. Some unpleas
ant discrepancies of pitch marred the
effect of the first three movements.
The scherzo, however, was giveh.fwith
considerable bravura considering its
great difficulty. The "Wedding March"
was given with great dash and splen
did rythmical effect.
An excerpt from Humperdinek's
charming opera, "Hansel and Gretel,"
was the fourth number. Some uncer
tainties of pitch and of rythm were
noticeable in this, but the number made
its effect. It is a delightful bit of
writing, skilful and clever to a degree.
The program was brought to a glori
ous close with Grieg's "Land Erken
nung," sung by the college choir and
the glee club, accompanied by orches
tra and organ. It was in many ways
the most important number of the af
ternoon. It disclosed the glee club and
choir for the first time in the light of
serious musical undertakings. It
showed what possibilities for good and
even great work there were in the col
lege men. and it served more than any
other single thing to bring the musical
department and the orchestra into close
and sympathetic contact .with the uni
versity itself. And the discovery and
recognition of the latent talent of the
glee club for serious work is due to
Professor Sanford, and to him and Mr.
Harry B. Jepson for its successful de
velopment. Professor Sanford and Mr.
Jepson have trained the men and the
results yesterday were inspiring. Yale
ought to have a fine musical society of
her own with serious intentions and
The quality of tone was delightful.
It sounded fresh and youthful and was
perfectly in tune. Mr. Bushnell sang
the small solo. The climax at the close,
with Mr. Jepson at the organ, the or
chestra and the unison of voices made
a stupendous and thrilling effect.
The concert was in some ways the
best that has been given so far.
gkeech tii'f.i'Xmm.r defiant.
Readyfor War With Turkey and Will Heed
No Protest ot the Powers.
Paris, March 4. Le Jour publishes a
dispatch from its correspondent at
Athens containing a report of an inter
view with King George of Greece, in
which his majesty declares that Greece
is ready for war with Turkey and will
yield to no admonition from the powers.
The king is reported to have added that
the powers might blockade Greece, but
in the interior they would be powerless.
The Greeks, he said, were fully prepar
ed to fight to the death and the Mace
donians were eager for revolt.
Athens. March 4. The warlike prep
arations here continue without abate
ment. The reserves of 1891, 1890. 18S9
and 1S88 have been summoned to join
the colors, and they are responding
with alacrity. All seem imbued with
the desire for open hostilities against
the Turks, and the greatest enthusiasm
is reported everywhere. It is stated j
that there wiil be a general mobiliza- '
tion of the Greek forces later. '
SINKING FUND ADVOCATED
A I'D I TO It HUOWX'S SUGGESTIONS 'JO
BO A Hit OF FINAXCE,
lie Also Calls Attention to Condition of
City Hall ISoard of Finance Approves
Kills Amounting to 850,000-Coudilinu
of the Municipal lSond Account Elec
tricity Cheapest Motor for Elevator.
The board of finance last evening ap
proved bill amounting in the aggre
gate to about $50,000. Mayor Farns
worth was present and presided at the
The proposed plan for running- the
city hall elevator by electricity and
the making of various other improve
ments about the city hall, came up be
fore the board for consideration.
it was stated that the running of the
elevator by electricity would be a ntt
saving to the city of from $6QQ.-tO' ?S00
The city hall also is in need of con
siderable repairs in order that it should
be in a creditable condition when the
national convention of fire chiefs meet
here next summer.
A committee of two, consisting of
Alderman Clarke and Councilman
Fuller, was appointed by Mayor Farns
worth, on vote of the board, to meet a
similar committee from the town au
thorities recently appointed to consider
the proposed changes and repairs, the
expenses being borne jointly by the
town and city governments.
A bill for $55 sent in by the board of
health for the expenses incurred by the
board in visiting Worcester and Pater
son while making inquiries relative to
contagious disease hospitals, was sent
back to the board, the corporation
counsel having given an opinion last
year that such bills must be presented
directly to the court of common coun
cil, and not to the board of finance.
City Auditor Brown presented to the
board the following business-like prop
osition relating to the city's finances:
To the Honorable Board of Finance:
Gentlemen For your information I
desire to call your attention to the fol
lowing conditions of the municipal
bond account, and suggestions in re
gard to the transfer of amounts that
might be utilized for " economy in
change of elevator and the further im
provement of the city hall, should such
meet your Approval
First: Municipal bond account The
report of the commissioners of this ac
count shows that they already have in
their hands $157,915.55, which, with in
terest due on July 1, will make the
total amount about $160,000 with which
to take up $150,000 of municipal bonds,
showing a surplus of about $1.0,000. I
would suggest that you consider, the
advisability of establishing a sinking
fund, either for the anticipation of
taxes or the retirement of certain series
of sewer, bridge or pavement bonds, so
that the money will not be used In ad
dition to the amount appropriated for
the running expenses of the year, or it
may be. made the nucleus of some fund
that will benefit the city in its future
Second The municipal fund account
has an appropriation of $2,500 to help
retire these bonds. I would suggest
that this amount be transferred to the
maintenance of city buildings, to in
clude the cost of elevator change, there
by saving the city in power and re
pairs from $600 to $800 per year; and,
also, if there is sufficient amount in the
transfer to lay a new tile or marble
floor on the first floor of the city hall,
and wainscot the first and third floors
to compare with the second. You un
derstand, that one half of all improve
ments, ineludiner the elevator in the
city hall, is paid by the town. The
wainseotting will be in the long run a
matter of economy, as it will not re
quire repairing and cleaning as often as
Investigation will show you that the
first floor is a disgrace to any city the
size of New Haven in its municipal
Yours very truly, i
BENJAMIN E. BROWN,
After considerable discussion as to
the advisability of establishing a sink
ing fund with the money it was decid
ed to let the matter go over to the next
rreeting for final settlement.
aovxon niitKcroits act.
They Resolve to Give Salnt-Saens' "Sam
son and Delilah."
A meeting of the board of govern
ment of the Gounod society was held
last evening, at which the plae of
giving or omitting the public perform
ance of "Samson and Delilah" was dis
cussed. The ground was gone over
very carefully and fully, the finan
cial prospects considered, and the va
rious plans proposed examined. The
following vote was passed:
Resolved, That inasmuch as Mr.
Agramonte has withdrawn his plan to
give Grell's "Mars," and inasmuch as
the giving of Gounod's "Mars and Vita"
involves too. much expense, the direc
tors deem it advisable to carry out the
plan of giving Saint-Saens' "Samson
and Delilah," provided the society at its
meeting on next Monday evening sup
port the directors' view, after hearing
their financial report.
On next Monday evening a business
meeting will be held at 7:30, preceding
the rehearsal, at which the situation
will be fully stated to the society. A
full attendance of members is desired,
and a full discussion invited. If the
society shows a disposition to support
the views of the directors, and will as
sist in arousing a public enthusiasm for
the performance, its financial success
will be assured. Its artistic success is
a foregone conclusion.
SHS.l CASES, 6.9?9 DEA IHS.
Awful Ravages of the Bubonic Plague in
Bombay. March 4. The reports of the
health authorities show that since the
beginning of the bubonic plague in this
city to the present time, there have
been 8.3S3 cases and 6,979 deaths from
THE SOCIAL SCI EXCE CLVIi.
Functions of the Public School" Was the
Topic for Discussion Lust F.vening.
At the meeting of the Social Science
club last evening the subject of discus
sion was "The Functions of the Public
School," The discussion was opened
by C. A. Kendall, superintendent of the
city schools, who read a paper on the
Mr. Kendall gave a brief history of
the development of the free school sys
tem in this country, and read an act
passed by the Massachusetts colonial
assembly providing for free instruction
for. the children of the colony. The
reason advanced for so doing was that
the devil persuaded by the use of words
and did this most easily with those who
did not understand the use of words.
It was therefore considered expedient
to teach the children to read, that they
might the better withstand the blan
dishments of his Satanic majesty.
- Mr. Kendall remarked upon the fact
that the colonists had no precedent for
establishing free schools except in Swe
den. He spoke of the great need of ed
ucation in a country ruled by a demo
cratic government, and said that if
every citizen under such a government
was to have a voice in the government
the citizenship must be raised to the
highest standard possible in order that
the system might be successfully car
He said that the idea that the state
gave free schools to the people as a
gratuity was a mistake. The demo
cratic state is compelled to furnish free
education to the citizens as a safeguard
to its own endurance.
Mr. Kendall then spoke of the differ
ent lines of study in our public schools.
He said that the schools, in addition to
teaching children to read, must teach
them taste in reading, so that they can
read and enjoy Tennyson as well as the
flaring headlines and sensational arti
cles of metropolitan newspapers.
At the . close of the paper several of
the gentlemen present spoke briefly on
the subject, and various suggestions as
to how our school system might be bet
tered in its functions were advanced.
WILL XVI 1SECOUE LA MS.
A Number of Important Measures Which
President Cleveland Would Not Sign.
Washington, March 4. Five of the
annual appropriation bills failed to be
come laws owing to the refusal of the
president to approve them. The sundry
civil, naval, Indian and agricultural
bills reached the white house so late
that Mr. Cleveland was unable to give
them close scrutiny. He therefore re
fused to sign any of them. The gen
eral deficiency bill failed to reach him
owing to the failure of the conferees to
reach an agreement.'" This is the record
breaker in the history, of the govern
ment. The agricultural bill was sent to
the president February, while the oth
ers only reached him during the late
hours of the session.
The refusal of the president to ap
prove these bills compels a more thor
ough organization of the house than
was Intended by Speaker Reed. Under
the rules of the house the Indian bill
is considered by the Indian committee-;
the naval bill by the naval committee
and the agricultural bill by the agri
cultural committee. Of the bills that
failed only the sundry civil was report
ed by the committee on appropriations.
To this extent the house will have to
be organized by the appointment of
committees more general in their char
acter than was intended by Speaker
. No new estimate will be needed and
the ' bill will probably be rushed
through the house at the earliest pos
sible moment. It is the intention of
the republican leaders to take the es
timates and base their bills upon them
and. if this can be done but little time
will be consumed in the consideration
of these measures. That the action of
the retiring president will prolong the
extra session of congress no one doubts.
Upon his arrival at the capitol the bill
to provide for a commission to create
a labor commission was presented to
President Cleveland, but acting upo
the advice of Secretary Carlisle he de
clined to sign it, owing to the impossi
bility of ascertaining what the provi
sions of the bill contemplated. This is
the measure upon which much of the
debate last night hinged.
The president to-day signed the Dis
trict of Columbia, naval and postofflce
appropriation bills, and acts to amend
the navigation laws, to amend the tariff
law of October 1, 1890, to revise the
statutes relating to patents, and to
amend the coryright law.
General Weylerin Havana.
Havana, March 4. Captain General
Weyler arrived here at 3 o'clock this
afternoon on the transport Legazpi
from Caibarien. He was accompanied
by his staff. The arrival of the party
was not expected so soon and it caused
somewhat of a scare among the Span
iards, who could not imagine why the
captain general should have hurried to
Boston, Mass., March 4. Captain W.
H. Vincent of the Harvard Mott Haven
team received a telegram to-day from
the Yale management, setting May 15
as the date for the Harvard-Yale dual
games. This was the date called for
by the constitution which has governed
the dual games, and the only reason it
was not definitely decided upon was be
cause the Yale-Brown baseball game
occurs on that day.
Graduates' Clnb Officers.
The Grauates' club last evening elect
ed the following officers: Member of
governing board to take the place o
T. S. Woolsey, who was elected presi
dent. Dr. H. W. Ring; house commit
tee, George D. Seymour, Harry G. Day,
W. F. Day, jr.; secretary, Leonard M.
Daggett; treasurer, James Kingsley
Blake; entertainment committee, T. S.
Woolsey, T. R. Lounsbury, George L.
Fox, Isaac Bromley, Walter Allen; art
and library committee. Professor E. S.
Bourne, R. D. Taylor and John D. Jackson.
FORTY THOUSAND ROSES
THE 1XAVG VHAI. It AIL ROOM ItEDO
LENT OF '1 11 El It FltAailAXCE.
The Great Function of Last Night Pen
sion Building a Symphony in Yellow and
White, the Golden Color Predominating
A Vast Throng of Officials and Civilians
in Attendance A Magnificent Success.
Washington, March 4. The inaugural
ball has become a notable feature of
the festivities connected with the in
stallation of a president of the United
States, but in its earlier days no such
elaboration was attempted as that
which marked the grand function given
The first inaugural ball to be given
in the pension office building, where
Major McKinley's friends assembled in
his honor to-night, was held on the
day President Cleveland began his first
term, March 4, 1885. Since then the
other similar affairs have been held
That no more admirable place could
have been selected for the affair than
the pension building was proved this
evening. The spacious interior was
somewhat crowded with well-dressed
humanity, but no other place was ob
tainable. Early in the evening the various com
mittees in charge of the ball had per
ftcted their arrangements and were on
hand to-carry them out. Just before 8
o'clock the current governing the elec
tric lights was turned on and the broad
and high interior was transformed into
Ffiliyland. From dome and gallery
and from pillar, post and rafter thou
sands of luminous gleams came forth,
bringing into view the results that an
army of decorators had labored so long
to produce. For three weeks the dec
oraiing and lighting forces had been
hard at work. More than a hundred
thousand yards of cloth had been used
in the drapery; six thousand incandes
cent and fifty arc lights had been wired
and established in their proper places,
and forty thousand roses, not to speak
of yards upon yards of smilax and oth
er foliage plants, had been arranged in
the most artistic manner.
The interior of the . pension office
building is a great court. Ordinarily
this court is filled with file eases and
tables and presents an exceedingly business-like
appearance. To-night every
thing suggestive of the proper function
of the room had disappepared in the
Alladin-like transformation. Eight
massive pillars supporting the roof
were the only interference with a com
prehensive view of the ball room. These
columns gave a dignity to the camber
and enough of drapery and of floral dis
pla'y was used to enhance their dig
nity. ' ,
At the east end of the court was the
triumph of the decorators' art. It was
a representation in gold challie cloth of
the golden gate at the world's fair.
Here Victor Herbert's band held forth
during the evening, playing promenade
music between dances. The golden
gate was constructed high above the
heads of the participants in the ball on
a platform extending from the first gal
lery of the fifty out in the court. The
thousands of yards of cloth used in its
construction had been shirred in a
dozen or more curves, forming as many
connecting arches tapered off into the
rear. Each archway was studded with
incandescent globes, while above the
gateway, around it and below it, a
myriad more of the little sparklers en
hanced the general effect. Golden
horns and wreaths were plentifully dis
tributed over the facade.
It was the intention of the decorators
to make gold the predominating color
in the display. They succeeded ad
mirably, alternating with an abun
dance of white challie cloth, suggestive
of the monetary agitation in the last
campaign. From ceiling to gallery
great streamers of white and gold fell
in graceful, curves, while between the
pillars and around the gallery were
others of the same shades.
The coat of arms of each sta,te had a
place in the decorations, and these were
surmounted by counterfeits of the stars
and stripes. At one end of the hall,
just above the stairway leading to the
apartments reserved for the guests of
the evening, was a flag composed of
red, white and blue electric globes,
which, by a mechanical device, were
made to appear in motion as though
through the action of a gentle breeze.
All around the gallery southern smilax"
Was distributed in graceful profusion.
In the center of the hall was a rustic
fountain in action. Beneath the sur
face of the water electric flashes came
in a constant succession of brilliant
color, showing gold and silver fish
swimming in and out through the fern8
and other growing plants that filled the
basin. With all the lights aglow, the
sparkling fountain, the brilliant crowd
of pleasure seekers on the floor, the
profusion of palms about the bases of
the massive supporting columns and
on the gallery, and, topping it all, the
singing of hundreds of canaries in gilt
cages suspended here, there and every
where, the scene was as brilliant as
could be imagined.
The inaugural ball is not an exclusive
function. Everybody of respectability
who cares to attend can do so by pay
ing $5 for a ticket. Naturally the at
tendance was large, and shortly after
8 o'clock the floor was well filled.
Members of the diplomatic corps, in
their official uniforms, officers of the
tegular army, members of the staffs of
state governors, generals, colonels and
a host of other titled militiamen, to
gether with black coated civilians,
made a picturesque display.
The resolution of the inaugural ball
committee prohibiting the sale of w ine
at the ball was adhered to rigidly.
It was 9:40 o'clock when President
and McKinley, accompanied by the
president's private secretary, J. Addi
I son Porter, and Charles J.. Bell, the
I chairman of the inaugural committee,
i arrived. They were met at the west
j entrance by a committee consisting of
Generals Wilson and Ruggles, Commo
dore Chadwick and Joseph McCammon,
j and were escorted to the reception room
on the second floor. This room was
beautifully appointed in honor of the
presidential party and connected with
it was a small ante-chamber into which
Mrs. McKinley retired for a few min
utes to rest after the fatigue of passing
through the crowd. A number of distin
guished people were then presented to
the president and his wife. Among
these were Mrs. Potter Palmer of Chi
cago, Mrs. S. V. R. Cruger of New
York, General Bacheller, the French
ambassador, the Korean and Japanese
ministers, ex-Secretary Olney, Secre
taries Sherman, Alger and Gage. A
little later Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hanna,
General William McKinley Osborne and
wife and Mr. and Mrs. Abner McKinley
Vice President Hobart's arrival fol
lowed promptly that of the president.
He was accompanied by Mrs. Hobart.
After a brief reception in the apart
ments assigned to him, he and Mrs.
Hobart joined the presidential party
and assisted in receiving the invited
The crowd down stairs had mean
while grown impatient for a sight of
the presidential party, and so the presi
dent and vice president, accompanied
by their wives, walked out to the bal
cony overlooking the floor. They were
repeatedly cheered by the 5,000 ladies
and gentlemen who crowded the open
space beneath. The quartet bowed
their acknowledgments, the band
played an inspiring air and the ball was
The gown wore by Mrs. McKinley
was very handsome. The material was
cloth of silver. The ground work was
of white satin, heavily woven with sil
ver thread in a conventionalized lily
design. TJie train, which was plain,
full and sweeping, measured two yards
and a half in length.. On the left side
it was open over a panel of seed pearls
embroidered on satin.
Beginning at the bottom . was - a
flounce of Venetian point lace of a spe
cial and beautiful design, a half yard
in width, which was cascaded narrow
at the bottom and gradually widened
toward the top until it extended its
full width over the hip and out to the
back, where it was partly concealed
under the full train. The right side
of the skirt was also slashed open half
way up, and under that also was an
embroidered petticoat of pearls.
The bodice was tight fitting and
slightly pointed at front and back. The
lower part was of silver cloth, and the
upper and back of pearls. .The same
lace that was used in the flounce was
fastened at the waist line into a nar
row point, and it was draped wider to
ward the shoulders in a V shape. From
there it spread out over the sleeves and
under a strap of silver cloth, two inch
es at the top and four inches at the
bottom. This strap was also embroid
ered in pearls. ' ;
The collar was of pearl-embroidered
satin. From it was a high medici collar
of the lace, wide and full, to show the
Long and fairly tight were the sleeves
and they were finished at the WTist
with Vandyke effects, embroidered at
the edge, from which they fell from
narrow lace of the same design as that
on the skirt. j '.'
With this gorgeous gown Mrs. Mc
Kinley wore a number of diamonds to
fasten the lace, the handsomest being
a diamond star and a sunburst of un
usual brilliancy. She also wore ex
quisite side combs. .,:
The fan carried was of the small em
pire shape, of lace, the same design as
that on the gown, exquisitely embroid
ered in pearls. '.,.
The lining for this gown was of white
satin, heavy and rich. Around , the
bottom inside were half a dozen ruffles
to give a full effect, particularly to the
Mrs. Abner McKinley, Miss Mabel
McKinley, Miss Grace McKinley,' Mrs.
A. J. Duncan, Major. McKinley's sister;
Miss Helen McKinley, another sister,
and Mrs. M. A. Hanna also wore hand
some gowns. Mrs. Garret A. Hobart
was attired in white silk, with a cor
sage of unique design.
At ten minutes to eleven the march
down stairs began, the president, vice
president and their wives being escort
ed by General Miles, Mr. Hanna and a
number of gentlemen connected with
the reception committee. Following in
their turn came an array of brilliantly
dressed women and their escorts.
The presidential party passed to the
supper room from the gallery along the
north side of the hall, marching in an
aisle formed by two lines of densely
massed spectators. As the party pro
ceeded across the hall its progress was
marked by continued cheering.
Supper was served to the party In a
private room, the decoration of which
were in harmony, in design and ele
gance with those of the hall. The table
was a beautiful sight. In the center
was a bunch of American beauty roses,
the blooms rising five feet in the air.
This was flanked at either end by a
smaller bunch of roses of the same
kind. A souvenir menu card was pre
sented 'to each of these guests of Mr.
Essner's, who furnished the supper for
The following sat down with Presi
dent and Mra McKinley: Vice Presi
dent Hobart, wife and son; Postmaster
General and Mrs. Gary, Secretary of
the Interior Bliss, Mark Hanna, Gard
ner G. Hubbard, Mr. and Mrs. Byron
T. Herrick, Mr. and Mrs. William
Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan of
Cleveland, Mrs. L. C. Hanna of Cleve
land, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Whittemore,
Justice and Mrs. H. B. Brown, Justice
Harlan, Mrs. Stephen B. Field, Mrs.
Allen, Mrs. George B. Williams, Mrs.
Saxton of Canton, Mrs. Phelps of Cleve
land. At 11:30 President and Mrs. McKinley
left the building and were driven to the
white house. The remainder of the
party returned to the ball room and
participated in the festivities, which
were protracted until an early hour in
President and Mrs. McKinley on re
turning to the white house retired at
once to their private apartments, both
tired from the trying ordeal of the day.
Shortly after all the lights were ex
tinguished and the new chief magis
trate and his wife entered upon their
first night's rest In the excutive man
WILL NOT GO TO TENNESSEE
HOV8E DECLINES TO SEND TttE GOV.
EJtXOlt AND STAFF TO NASH FILLE.
There Must be the Strictest Economy Prac
ticed ilevenne in Danger of Being Ex
ceeded by Expenditures References to
the Incoinius; and the Outgoing Adminis
trations by the Chaplains.
Lieutenant Governor Dewell called
the senate to order at 11 o'clock. In
the prayer offered by the chaplain ref
erence was made to- the incoming pres
ident, whose Inauguration was to' bo
consummated at the nation's capital.
The senate concurred in the house
nomination of Hart' D. Munson of New
Haven for county commissioner of New
Haven county, beginning July 1, 1897.
Resolutions offered by Senator Mix
appointing John W. Coe, Eugene A.
Hall and John C. Byxbee of Merlden,
trustees of the Connecticut school fop
boys for four years from July 1, 1897,
were passed. ,, :
Senator Converse said that Governor;
Cooke had signed the specific appro
priation bill and that In the future,
when a bill makes an appropriation ot
any money he should ask to amend by
ordering the comptroller to pay tha
same when an appropriation therefor
had . been , named. Senator Conversa
then moved the reconsideration of tha
bill passed on Wednesday placing head
stones at the graves of soldiers and
sailors. The bill was then amended In
accordance with the announcement
made. It passed on the motion of the
A bill was received from the house
concerning the election In Hartford. It
provided that there be an annual reg
istration of voters in the autumn, do
ing away with the March registration.
Senator Warner offered a word of ex
planation, after which the bill passed
under the suspension of the rules. It
was immediately transmitted to tha
office of the secretary of state.
On motion of Senator Warner tha
senate concurred In the ejection of the'
Cuban resolution of sympathy. There
was no debate.
The bill regulating the' taking of
trout, which was indefinitely postponed
by the house on Wednesday, was re
committed to the committee on fisheries
On report of Senatof- Tuttle the bill
allowing he , county commissioners to
cite in persons or papers on the peti
tion of liquor license remonstrants,
was referred to the committee on ju
diciary. . ' ' '''
.The following committee reports wera
Judiciary Favorable on report of
commission on uniform state laws rec
ommending a law on bills regarding
New Haven city court jurors; bill
amending Section 639, so that estates
may be "legally divided by the volun
tary act of all persons interested"; bill
that any highway crossirfg over a rail
road, abandoned for fifteen years, shall
be deemed to be discontinued; bill that
in making a tax-list, reference to map
in the town clerk's office shall be suffi
Incorporations That resolution in
corporating the Bridgeport Real Estate
company be referred to, the committee
on banks. So referred. i
Cities and Boroughs Favorable oril
resolution amending Bethel borough
Railroads Favorable on incorpating
the Danbury and Sherman Street Rail
Matters on the calendar were thenl
taken up. .
Senate bill amending law prohibiting
sale of liquor on agriculural fair
grounds so that it shall be unlawful
to give it away. . '
The law as amended reads as follows:
No part of any building or grounds
within the enclosure in which is held
the fair of any incorporated agricul
tural society, shall be used for the salet
or for the giving away of spirituous
and intoxicating liquors, the running of
wheel-pools, so called, or the unlawful
practice of any games of chance, nor
shall any right or privilege be granted
to any person to carry on such1 sale
or games within such enclosure during
the continuance of such fair. Any per
son violating the provisions of this sec
tion shall be fined not less than ten.
dollars nor more than two hundred dol
lars, and may be imprisoned not mora
than six months.
House bill prohibiting trout fishing in)
Stamford, Greenwich, Darlen and New
Canaan until the year 1900 was taken
Senator Converse questioned whether
any law would be valid prohibiting a.
man from fishing In his own pond,
which he had stocked himself.
Senator Keeler stated that all the
members of the legislature from the
towns named favored the bill in order
that trout may again be found in
streams now fished out.
Senator Warner offered an amend
ment so that the minimum penalty may
be less than $1. Agreed to.
He also offered an amendment ex
empting private streams and ponds'
from the law.
Senator Lee said that the present lawi
protects streams privately stocked, f
After further debate by Senator
Woodruff," the amendment of Senator
Warner was adopted and the bill
An act was passed fixing the jurors'
fees in the New Haven city court at
$2.50 per day, the same as that of grand
and petit Jurors.
f n the Honse.
The house was 'called to order at
10:30 by Speaker Barbour. Prayer was
offered by Chaplain Richard, who offer
ed thanks for the blessings of the ad
ministration of the retiring president,
making special reference to Mr. Cleve
land's foreign policy for peace and to
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