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VOLUME LXXXI— NO. 93.
;. Without Military Display
!:' ' or Pomp, McKinley Goss
; to Washington.
■'. MANY GREET THE MAJOR
'..;'/.'. (JPON ARRIVAL.
': i .\Vins AU Hearts Upon Leaving
V;\. the Train by Giving the
.- A Engineer a Bouquet
;. HAPPY INCIDENTS precede
'.": : >.' - th 2" .INAUGURAL.
.■=;■ "•. Demonstrations of the People That
•.Vy-V' ShVw tbe. Popularity of the
■;■•.;-;•: •."."• „.• • President-E'cct
••>£". WASHINGTON, d. C, March .2.—Wil
.r. : . liam McKiniev 'entered Washingtou to-
. -; day, quietly and unostentatiously as any
-.."; -private* citizen could .under similar cir
..■•■• cymstances. At the- request of the Presi
.;.».;. dent.-elect there waß.no military or other
''■.-.'■'■' display, on his arrival. He .through
J -.'"•the, crowd at the railroad station and, en-
IV •'"•. lerlng the carriage .aWaiting him, was
•;.'.;• driven to. the E-bbilt House, the notel ai
■ r which be" made his home in Washington
'..' •■ ."while a me.raber-of - Congress. '
That was tho e.ntire programme attend
. •■ :•. hitr .his appearance in the capital' city as
;.' . 'theluture Presiaeiitof the" United States.
.;•"•- It was just 11 o'clock when the McKin
ley special rolled"* into the Pennsylvania
7- • \tation, exactly on time.. Outside the sta
•■'*. - tiort building -an immense -crowd had
-■ gathered, densest around the ladies' en
trance, where a rfnmbar of carriages indi
-....' cated *. ti:at the President-elect and his
party would aDpe'ar there. All those who
could not satisfactorily explain that their j
'•'•■ business. i equi red them to be there were
• . •forbidden on try ro the station. '■ »
_ The. big 1 iron nave* puaritog the tracks
.i from-the waitinrj-rooms were closed to all
. V except the comparat f»w who were
. 1 coacsrnedin the personal reception of the
7 '..■.Presiden.t-elect and thoie accompanying
'• . him.,' T.he police arrangements were ad
..." •mirable. s •f"-'""'
*-'.- The members o-f the reception' commit- i
•-. tee gathered early at the station. They
'•'•.-.•were "Charles J. Bell, chairman; Colonel
'■•■ . James G. Barrett, ex-M.ayor of Washing-;
."■"•. ton; C. C. Glover; Myron M. Parker, Na
,; •; tional Cojnmittee man for the District of :
' •■Columbia; James- T.. N orris andj. C. |
'' -, : ; iowell. ■Accomoanyiu'; the*ie gentlemen i
"•■'■' .-was J.-Addisori Pbrcfr.th'e coming secre- j
•• : > : tury of Pres*ident-.McKii)lej'. . ■
•■• • ■-.- -.Just belore the arrival of the McKinley j
■''■;•; ..train Governor B.iishneil of Ohio with his
]"■■' : "staff arrived at the station and was per- !
;.••„ niitted "to pass .through the gates leading |
• -. to" the- track platf.orm. The staff officers
• •;.- wero in ati the brilliancy of dress uni
:'\V. form and presented an imposing appear
;=,.. ance asthey lined up' to yalnte the Presi- |
• '.' -dent-vlect when he stepped from tbe train.
.'.° . Me,n,whi!e the-crowd outside the sta- |
■- ! ■ tionhad increased. •• It blocked up Sixth '
..••.street fora few yards of that thorough-!
./••.faye, Detween the station and Pennsyl- !
"° vania avenue. At the end of the station
•:•• - ; I here train entered was another good- j
••' .-■"_ sized gathering, held in check by a high !
;; ' .' : fence and a squad ot police.
""•'/'*' As « the heavy : train -came tp a standstill
tiie members of the .reception committee
took posj-tions at' the rear platform of the j
rear car, the well-known "No". 58," in
.• which the President-elect' made the jour
' uey. When the well-known figure of
M-aior McKinley appeared on the plat
. ' form'tbe people who peered through the
higti board 1 fence set up a cheer that re
verberated through the* big trainshed.
Major McKinley dofied his silk hat in
GENERAL HORACE FORI EK, Who is to Act as Urand
Marshal of the Inaugural Parade.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
THE DINING-ROOM IN THE WHITE HOUSE in Which
Major and Mrs. McKinley Were Entertained by Presi
dent and Mrs. Qeveland at Dinner Last Evening.
I response and then stepped to the platform
( to receive the greetings of the reception
Half-a-dozen policemen marched ahead
ana on the flanks of the President-elect's
, large party as it proceeded down the plat
| form toward the ladies' entrance. Mr.
| and Mrs. McKinley were immediately
\ preceded by Barrett and Bell of the com
! mittee. Mrs. McKinley leaned on the
! arm of the President-elect.
Colonel Bartlett escorted Mrs. Nancy A.
McKinley, the President-elect's mother.
The procession proceeded very slowly and
with dignity. Major McKinley had one
hand thrust into the bosom cf ' his long
I frock cor.t, while in the other he carried a
iar.'e bunch of white carnations. Mrs.
McKinley, looking somewhat tired and
i carewcrn, also carried carnations. Doff
ing his silk hat pleasantly to everybody
I who saluted him, Major McKinley walked
I along toward the crowd outside tbe gates
! easerly awaiting _him. He bowed to the
train crew, the dining-car servant?, ; the
porters and the ot ers who were on the
ulatforra and at tbewitrdows cf ibis iXii.
V When tb.3 engine was reachea the pro-
I cession baited a moment while the Presi
dent-elect handed the engineer the carna
tions he had been carrying. This made
everybody in the vicinity look: happy, but
none looked so happy as , the - begrimed
; throttle-handler, who. fairly blushed
i through the soot on his face.
Another cheer from v/iihin told th«
i crowd outside that their patience was to
| be rewardea' at last. • They, too, yelled
when the well-known face of the Presi
j dent-elect appeared at the door of the
I ladies' waiting-room.
Tha task of getting the President-elect's
carriage st;iried away from the station
I "was the work of but a moment, and be
, fore the crowd knew it he was rapidly dis
i appearing up Pennsylvania avenue. With
j Major and Mr?. McKinley in their car
riage were Chairman .Bell and Secretary
Porter, while in the following vehicle sat
| "Mother" McKinley, Colonel Britton,
| Mrs. J. Adaison Porter and. Mrs. 0. C.
Glover of this city. The other members
| of the larpa party that accompanied Major
| McKinley to Washington took other car
| riages. .
The ride up ■ Pennsylvania avenue past
the reviewing stands and many other evi
j dences of the approaching inauguration
1 was an interesting feature. No mounted
j escort was there to tell that the President
i elect had arrived, but the crowds along
; the sidewalk recognized Major McKinley
j a.- his carriage proceeded unattended at a
j leisurely pace, and several times knots of
spectators set ud a cheer. At Fourteenth
street, where the carriage turned from
Pennsylvania avenue toward the Ebbitt
Hou»e, n large crowd shouted enthusias
tically when the carriage appeared. , V[ '
Along the block on. Fourteenth street,'
between Pennsylvania avenue and the
SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 1897.
Ebbitt, is the situation known as "News
paper row." A large number of news
paper correspondents were gathered in
front of their offices. Major McKinley
recognized a number of them whom he
had known during his Congressional resi
dence here and saluted them pleasantly.
Tbe gathering about the Eobiti was
larger than that at the station. The
streets were thronged with the greatest
assemblage about the ladies' door on
Fourteenth street, where a squad of
policemen gave the impression that the
President-elect's entrance would be there,
but the carrage comaining Major and
Mrs. McKinley drove around the corner
to the main door on F street. Cheer after
cheer went up from the crowd from the
time the President-eiect was sighted until
he disappeared inside the hotel.
Mr. Hanna was thore waiting for him.
The greeting* of the National Chairman
were brief but hearty. He hurried Mr.
and Mrs. McKinley through the lobby to
an elevator, and quicker than one can tell
the new President and his wife had disap
;c. :ed from pablK; view. Soon afier the
arrival at the Ebbitt House Major and
Mrs. McKinley were, figuratively speak
ing, snowed under by bits of white paste
board, but they received a few intimate
General Russell A. Alger was among the
callers. Mrs. McKitilev was very much fa
tigued and retired to her room for a reat
in preparation for the dinner at the White
House at night.
Major McKinley, who had been some
what depressed yesterday over the pros
pects for good weather inauguration day.
on account of the disagreeable condkion
of affairs in Canton, became very cheerful
under the influence of the bright sunshine
and balmy atmosphere which greeted his
arrival here. This has been the most per
fect day Washington has had since winter
began. Veritable spring weather prevails
and there is every reason to hope that the
4th will be fitted in every respect for a suc
DiyjES HITH CLBYJSIjAyi).
I'reaident- Elect i£ntfrfain<td in Hand
tame Stifle by I'rriidrnt.
WASHINGTON. D. C, March 2.— The
President recovered from his rheumatic
attack this evening sufficiently to assist
Mrs. Cleveland in entertaining the Presi
dent-elect at dinner. This was purely an
informal domestic affair to which no others
were bidden, and at 7:30 o'clock the three
persons sat down to a beautiful repast in
the small private dining-room of the
executive mansion. The charming hospi
tality for which the Clevelands have been
noted was exemplified. The two men re
sumed an acquaintance terminated eight
years ago, when President Cleveland com
pleted bis first term of office.
Their conversation over the cigars in all
probability drifted over the wide range of
grave state affairs which one will not un
willingly relinquish to the other two days
Mrs. McKinley was feeling too fatigued
ARRIVAL UF UOH ART.
The Tier- Pr««<«fcnf- t.leet ' S/et by this lus
trict Jleception CommUtre.
WASHINGTON, D. C. March 2.— The
special train bearing Vice-President-elect
Hobart and party arrived at the Baltimore
and Ohio station about 3:25 o'clock this
afternoon. There was no special demon
stration attending Mr. Hobart's reception.
They were met by the district reception
CLETELASH'H II ilt It WORK.
Overcome by Rheumatism After Laboring
Eighteen Hour* a J>ay.
WASHINGTON, March 2.— President
Cleveland is confined to his b • <i with an
acute attack of pe<lal rheumatism, under
orders from his physician not to arise un
til he is notably improved, as otherwise
be will not be able to participate in the
inaugural ceremonies of his successor.
The last regular Cabinet meeting was con
sequently held to-day without its chief,
and all visitors, however important,
failed tp reach him. Notwithstanding
the exceeding painfulness of the attack,
the prescription of absolute rest for a day
or two is confidently relied upon to put
the President upon his feet by Thursday.
The development of his old enemy just at
this time is attributed by his physician
solely tp his close, exhausting confine
ment in order to dispose of the executive
business which has accumulated during
the past week.
The President has not been exposed to
the bad weather for over a week, but on
the contrary has been constantly at his
desk an average of eighteen boars a day.
Three o'clock every night l ias invariably
found him studying legislation heaped
upon him in the final rush of Congress,
INTERIOR VIEW OF THE PENSION EUJLDING, Which Is Now in the Hands of the
Decorators Eeing Prepared for the Inaugural Ball.
and every morning he has returned to the
task by an artificial light. Under the
circumstances, those around him feel
keenly the injustice of the story published
this morning that he had snubbed Gov
ernor Bushnell of Ohio oy excusing him
self from receiving the Governor and his
Secretary Thurber said: "Yesterday an
aid came to me and said the Governor
and his staff w mid like to pay their re
spects. I replied tliat the President would
be very glad to receive the Governor and
his staff as wi-fl. But would not he please
tell the Governor in conlldence, that the
President was suffering from a terrible
attack of rheumatism, tnat he could not
stand or see any one, and was, with ditti
culty, watching public business. 1 bejrged
him earnestly to convey the President's
regreis and say that his illness precluded
his seeing any one. That this was strictly
true is shown by the Prpsident's inability
to see his own Cabinet officers to-day."
READY FOlt THE IS AUGURAL.
Ureat Crowd* Invnde the. Capital to See
till- i rtHvitirn.
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 2.— The
President-elect and Vice-President-elect
sleep in the National capital to-night.
Their temporary headquarters at the Eb
bitt and Arlington hotels respectively see
with hopeful anticipations thousands of
perspiring patriots. The streets resemble
the eve of a nominating convention.
All trains are bringing in crowds of peo
ple to attend the inauguration. No one
can teli whether the arriving train is the
limited express of yester.lay or the day
before. The streets are already thronged
with strangers. All theaters are crowded,
but the greatest show of all, the Capitol,
with both houses of Congress in night ses
sion aud no charge for admission, was the
chief attraction. The public galleries
were packed and the pubic corridors were
rendered almost impassable by people
waiting their turn lo take in the sights.
The weather nas 1 turned unexpectedly
warm, with a suspicion of rain in the air,
though nothing more serious than a few
showers is at present apprehended.
Jtriee JHnrm Hanna.
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 2.—Ben
ator Brice of Ohio gave a dinner to-night
in honor of Senator-elect Mark Hanna.
AMERICANS IN HAVANA EXCITED.
Fear an Attack by Spaniards on General
Lee and the Legation — Wey/er's
NEW YORK, N. V., March 3.— A dis
patch to the Sun from Havana says: The
American residents in Havana are ereatly
excited by the reports concerning the bit
ter feeling of the Spanish volunteers
aeainst General Lee and the United
There is a fear that an attack will be
raude upon the legation, which is at pres
ent not protected against aggression from
the Spanish moD. Consui-Goneral Lee
preserves a dicmfied attitude, and quietly
attends to his office business.
He has no means of repelling an attack
and knows perfectly well that the ill
feeling of the Spanish masses against him
grows more and more threatening daily.
Tbe reU-as ■ of Sfngniily and his safe ar
rival at Key West has caused great indig
nation among tbe Spaniards.
They cutunient upon the affair with
much bitterness, and say it is a disgrace
to Spain, and the Spaniards ought not to
General Weyler is going to return to
Havana very soon. The report that he
has been recalled by the Spanish Govern
ment has been confirmed, but the fact has
not yet been officially announced.
The reason of his recall is not a disagree
ment between the Captain-General and tbe
central Government concerning the treat
ment of American citizens and the release
of Sangnilly, but the total military failure
of Weyler in the Santa Clara province and
the recent victories of Gomez over Colonel
Argona and Generals Gasco, £egura and
The report of the disagreement between
Weyler and the Madrid Government above
referred to is only an excuse for conceal
ing tbe real facts of Weyler's disaster in
Woyler is greatly embittered against
the Americans and General Lee.
It is certain that, while remaining in
office until his successor arrives, it will be
only under pressure from Madrid that he
will try to protect the American Consul
from the consequences of Spanish ani
EMBASSADOR BAYARD HONORED.
Given a Banquet by tho Lord Mayor ot
London— Many Distinguished Men
LONDON, Exg., March 2.— The farewell
banquet civen by the Right Hon. George
Faudet-Phillip". Lord Mayor of London,
in honor of Embassarior Bayard, took
place to-night in the Egyptian Hall, the
principal part of the Mansion House, the
official residence of the Lord Mayor. Tne
occasion was the last but one of the public
appearance of Mr. Bayard in England.
Altogether over 350 guests were assem
bled. The Lord Mayor sat at the head of
the table with Mr. Bayard on bis right.
Letters of regret were read from Baron
Russell of Kiiloween, Lord Chief Justice
of England; from Dr. Nan^en, the Arctic
explorer, and the Spanish Embassador.
Among the more prominent guests
were: Prime Minister Salisbury ; Viscount
Cross, Lord Privy Seal; the Marquis of
Lanstlowne, Secretary of State 'for War;
Lord George Hamilton, Secretary of State
for India: Lord Balfour, Secretary for
Scotland; Lord Ashebourne; Right Hon.
George N. Curzon, Parliamentary Secre
tary of the Foreign Office; Sir Richard
Webster, Attorney - General; General
Hersrheli; Sir William Vernon Harcouft;
Lord Ktmberly; Sir H. Campbell Banner
man; Earl Spencer; Sir E. Pointer, presi
dent of the Royal Academy: Lord Listar,
C J» BELL, Who Is Chairman of the Committee Having: Charge
of the Inaugural Celebration.
president of the Royal Society; A. G.
Landeman of the Bank of England;
Lords Lindley, Smith, Rigby, Chitty; Sir
F. Jenney, judge advocate-general; the
Duke qf Fife; the Duke of Marlborough;
Earl of Dunbgh; the members of the
American Embassy; Henry M. Stanley;
Sir Clements Markham; the Aldermen of
the cky of London; Harold Frederic of
the New York Times; Lewis P. Moore of
the United Associated Presses; Consul-
General Collins, and Mr. Lathrop, United
States Consul at Bristol, and others.
There were scores of ladies in the gal
lery, the guests of the Laay Mayoress.
Mr. Bayard made a lengthy speech, the
only point of which was his statement
that he upheld Lord Salisbury's Cretan
After loving cups had been passed
around, toasts to the royal family and the
President of tho United States were re
sponded to, the Lord Mayor then toasted
Embassador Bayard, whom he greeted not
only as the distinguished representative
from the greatest Republic the world had
ever seen, but as a brother in blood who
had shown a lofty appreciation of English
institutions. He recognized in him an
eminent jurist, a polished diplomat, a
charming scholar and an accomplished
When Mr. Bayard rose to reply he was
vigorously cheered. He spoke with evi
dent emotion. He dwelt upon the repre
sentative unparlisnn nature of the assem
bly and said he did not receive the tribute
they offered him as a personal one. The
importance of the gathering lay in the
fact tnat hosts and guests alike stood for
the vast bodies of the people, each inter
ested in the other. He was unable to
voice what he felt. He believed he was
chosen four years ago by a patriotic exec
utive to portray what ought to be the
proper relations between the United States
and Great Britain. His best energies had
been put forth in the fulfillment of his
course. Mr. Bayard dwelt upon the
kindred peoples of Great Britain and the
United States as tne pioneers of human
advancement. He alluded to the vanished
glories of the Mediterranean nations,
which were formerly the countries of the
world's civilization, but which now pre
sented the ghosts thereof.
This object-lesson was never plainer
than at the present moment, when the
peace of Burope was in jeopardy through
lack of those vitalities of force and pur
poses forming the livine grandeur of his
country and that of his listeners.
He spoke of the presence of the illustri
ous statesman who had proven his power
and sensr> of proportion in his humane ac
tion in affairs. This reference to Lord
Salisbury was loudly cheered.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Huntington's Santa Monica
Scheme Justly Put to
REASONS GIVEN FOR THE
Five Important Points That
Mean Much to Los Angeles
CONVENIENCE CF APPROACH. A
Residents of the Sou'hern California
Metrcpo is Promptly Ceb'brate
the Good Ne\*y
WASHINGTON, D. C.. March 2.— The
Deep-water Harbor Commission, Admiral
John G. Walker chairman, appointed' to
locate a deep-wat*r harbor in Southern
California, has submitted its report to. tha
Secretary of War. The board reported in
favor of San Pedro as the location for a
deep-water harbor to be used for commerce
and for refuge. The other place men
tioned, over which there has been -a long
drawn-out contesi, was Port Los Angelus
in Santa Monica Bay.
The ■ commission reported In favor of
San Pedro for the following five rensons:
Convenience of construction of accessory
works, convenience of approach from the
sea, convenience of approach from tha
land, availability as $ harbor of refuge,
capacity of extension and enlargement.
The commission ri-cominends the. imme
diate construction of a harbor breakwater
of 8500 feet, to cost ove: $2,900,000.
. The decision of the commission was, ac
cording to the act establishing it, to be
final, and when the report was presented
it became the duty of the Secretary of
War to start improvements to cost riot
more than $2,900,000.
In making the selection the report says
the physical advantages of the San -Pedro
location naturally led to its selection,
and the advisability of that choice 13
materially strengthened by the considera
tion of the extensive improvement pf its
interior harbor, already made, condition
ally provided for or contemplated, as the
object of future appropriations. If the
choice of the deep-water harbor -site were
to fall to Port Los Angeles the present
statute would then authorize improve
ments at the San Pedro location to fho
amount of $392,000, and the same statute
unqualifiedly directs the Secretary of War,
at his discretion, to cause a survey and
estimates to be made lor further improve
ments at this location, so as to secure a
depth of twenty-five feet at low water in
the channel and interior harbor. There
fore it must be assumed that the improve
ment of tue channel and interior harbor
at San Pedro would be continued.
If the expenditure of.public money is to
be devoted to harbor purposes in that sec
tion, its division between the two points
considered will tail to secure that efficiency
id results which would be attained by tha
same total expenditure at one of the two
locations. It is the judgment that the best
policy in the interests of the country to"
maintain a deep-water harbor, for" com*
merce and for refuge, demands that the
concentration of expenditure atone point
with the corresponding cumulative excel- ■
lence of results, rather than the disposi
tion and weakening of results by divided
expenditure at the two locations.
This conclusion gains considerable farce
through the fact that a section of the San
Pedro harbor wilt involve materially less
The board intimates tha cost of the
breakwater at San Pedro harbor at ?2,
The commission appointed consisted
of John G. Walker, Rear-Admiral, U. S.
N. ; Augustus F. Rodgers, assistant U. §,
Coast Survey; Wiiliam H. Burr, Richard ■
P. Morgan and George S. Morrison. Ad
miral Walker was made chairman of tha
The board crossed the continent to in
spect the two proposed harbors, and con
ducted a lous and thorough investigation
at Los Angeles, examining engineers, ma
riners and all wlio could throw light on
the subject. William Hood, cLief en--
gineer of the Southern Pacific, managed
the case for Santa Monica, and John F.
Francis acted in a similar capacity on the
X^Tbe deep interest taken by the Southern
Pacific was due to the fact that that com
pany owned the approaches to Santa
Monica and most of the land there avail
able for terminal purposes. The principal
witness for the Southern Pacific, X- L..
Carthejl, gave the following reasons why
Santa Monica or Port Los Angeles,- as the
railroad people prefer to call it, should, be
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