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FAIR NOW OPEN. The President Starts the Wheels of the Columbian Exposition Whirling 1 . Solemn Opening 1 of the Great Fair Followed toy a Mag ical Effect. Great Fountains Throw Their Geysers Seventy Feet Into the Air. &11 That Had Been Inert Sprung Into an Animated Existence. Greater Multitudes Crowded the Grounds Than Had Been Anticipated. Tremendous Cheers Greet the Appearanes of President Cleveland. Chicago, May I.— The electric age Iras ushered into being iv this last dec ade of the nineteenth century today, when President Cleveland, by the press- Ing of a button, started the mighty ma chinery and the rushing waters and the revolving wheels in the World's Colum bian exposition. No exhibit of the fair that is to attract the thousands to this city for the next six months can be more marvelous than the magical elfect which followed tlie soieinn opening of the lair at 1-2:08 today. Of the multi tude of visitors— some estimate tho num ber as high as :20U,OK)— probably not one fully realized the full import of the ef fect that was to come from the arrange ment cleverly devised in the opening of the exposition. It was known in a vague way that the president was to press a golden key and that the electric com munication w!t!i the machinery was to start the fair; but no one realized how ntris"' ■ -vis this machinery, how in fi.: he r i ideations of that electric E| k, un i ho great fountains ■ iv I [) Their Geysers se ■ ity feet into the air, and the rum uij and hum of wneels in the manu factures building and the clatter of machinery in all parts of that area of a mile square or more told the story of the final consummation of scientific thought. The lifeless started into being on every hand, draped statuary shed Its veil and revealed to the world the artistic labors of the past eighteen months, ana in a moment all that had been apathy and inert and inactive through the long hours of the morning Bprung into au animated existence and thrilled the multitude and crowned tire triumph of exposition. In previous ex positions the possibilities of electricity have been limited to the mere starting of the engines in machinery halls, but In this it made a thousand servants do Its bidding, from the great Corliss en gine and tlio mammoth fountains down io the minutest acts where power and touch were requisite, the magic of elec tricity dnl the duty of the hour. Tin- Day's Ceremonies. The multitudee which thronged the world's fair grounds today were greater iv numbers than had been anticipated, considering the inauspicious condition ot the weather. Probably o00,00;> people were assembled when at 11 o'clock the advance guard of the cortege signaled the approach of President Cleveland and the dignitaries of the day, to the world's fair grounds. After entering the ground the journey to the adminis tration building was made with all pos sible dispatch, the presidential party not stopping to acknowledge any ot the popular ovations extended to the chief executive. Ot course, the cheering was tremendous when President Cleveland faced the great multitude assembled- the largest audience ever factd by an American citizen. Following the president ana the di rector general were the members of the presidential cabinet, under the escort of the world's fair ollicials; the Duke do Veragua and his family, members of the diplomatic corps, members of con gress, senators and other prominent - . • >y MANUFACTURERS' BUILDING. *^^S^^^^^v^ dignitaries who had seats on the grand stand. Tlie 2,000 Columbian Guard* who surrounded the administration building made a futile effort to keep back the crowd, but they were swept forward by the resistless wave and jammed against the railing until they themselves became an unrecognizable part of that incoherent, struggling, but, good-natured and cheering area of hu manity. At 11:30, to the min ute, the programme opened with a blast from the orchestra, which rendered ths martial air of the "Columbian" march of John K. Paine. The music lasted for fiflosn minutes, and at its conclusion Director General Davis stepped to tho front of the plat form, waved his hand BUpplicatiugly two or three times to tlie vast audience, and then announced in a tone which was lost in the hum of voices that liev. W. ii. Milburn would pronounce the in vocition. The blind chaulain of the United States house of representatives stepped to the frout,aided by a woman's hand, his adopted daughter, Miss Louie Geinley, escorting him, and faced the multitude which he could not even see, but whose presence he felt by the very animation that _- Permeated tlie Atmosphere. He is one of the historic characters of American politics, first receiving his appointment as chaplain of the house of representatives some years ago, and lately bning selected chaplain of the United States senate. During his long residence in Washington Mr. Mil burn Ins been the intimate acquaintance of presidents, cabinet officials, senators and congressmen, until today, although blind, he probably recognizes by the timbreof their voices more men prom inent in American life than it has been the lot of most men to ever know. After a brief pause, when the murmur of voices had ceased, tlie blind chaplain uttered an eloquent prayer. "The Prophecy," an ode written by W. A. Croll'ut in honor of the exposi tion, was next on the programme. It was read by Miss Couthoui, a delicate young woman whose enunciation was perfect, but whose voice was, of course, lost to (ill except the immediate circle. The overture of "Rienzl," by Wagner, was next rendered by the orchestra, and then Director General Davis, on behalf of the exposition, delivered an address. As the director general stepped back the president of the United States stepped forward, and the climax of the ovations of the day was reached. For minutes tho crowd cheered over and over asain, and men 500 feet away tossed their hats in the air, waved their umbrellas and otherwise disported themselves in frantic exhibitions of their enthusiasm. The president bowed once or twice, and then spoke as fol lows: An UxaSted IWis*ioii. "I am here to join my fellow citizens in the congratulations which bclit this occasion. Surrounded by the stu pendous results of American enterprise and activity, and in view of magnificent evidences of American skill and intel ligence, we need not tear that these congratulations will be exaggerated. We stand today in the presence of the oldest nations of the world, and point to tho great achievements we here exhibit, asking no allowance on the score of youth. The enthusiasm with which we contemplate our work intensifies the warmth of the greeting we extend to those who have como from foreign lands to illustrate with us the growth and progresso? human endeavor in the direction of a lusher civilization. We who believe that popular edu cation and the stimulation of the best impulses of. our citizens lead the way to a realization of the proud uational destiny which our faith prom ises, gladly welcome the opportunity hero afforded us to see the results ac complished by efforts which have been BIRD'S-EYE VTEW OF THE WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION. exerted longer than ours in the field of man's improvement, while in apprecia tive return we exhibit tho unparalleled advancement and wonderful accom plishments of a young nation, and pre sent tho triumphs of a vigorous, self reliant and independent people. We have built these splendid edifices, but we have also built the magnificent fabric of popular government, whose grand proportions arc seen throughout the world. We have made and here gathered together objects of use aud beauty, the products of American skill and invention; but we ha\e also made men who rule themselves. It is an exalted mission in which we and our guests from other lar.ds are engaged, as we co-operate in the inauguration of an enterprise de voted to human tenlightenment. and in the undertaking we here enter upon we exemplify, in the noblest sense, the brotherhood of nations. Let us hold fast to the meaning that underlies this ceremony, and let us not lose the im pressiveness of this moment. As by a touch the machinery that gives life to this vast exposition is now set in mo tion; so at the same instant let our hopes and aspirations awaken forces which in all time to come shall influ ence the welfare, the dignity and the freedom of mankind. Pressed tlie Button. At the conclusion of his address the president touched the electric button, and the world's Columbian exposition of 1893 was ushered Into official exist ence. The huge fountains three hun dred feet away from the grand stand threw a volume of water seventy feet in the air. and the roaring of the en gines In Machinery hall, a quarter of a mile away, told the multitude that the electric spark had done its duty. As soon as the ceremonies attendant upon the formal opening of the exposition were over. President Cleveland, Gov. Altgeld, Mayor Harrison, the Duke of Veragua and other notables were conducted to the dining hall on the third floor of the ad ministration building, where they were entertained at dinner by the world's fair officials. When the dinner was over, the party, with President Cleveland and Director General Davis in the lead, was conducted from the ad ministration building and was driven around the grounds. At the manu factories building, which was the first place reached, the presidential party alighted at the main entrance and walked from one end of the monstrous edifice to the other. From hero they drove to the north end of the grounds, among the state buildings and back along the main drive past the horti cultural building to the south end of tiie grounds. After lrtiving thoroughly inspected the White City President Cleveland and his party were driven to Grand Crossing, where they took the train to Washington. PROPHECY. W. A. CrolTut, the Former Minne sotan, Contributes a Poem to the Ceremonies. Columbus' Vision Described in Blank Verse by the Poetical Litteratncr. Sadly Columbus -watched the nascent moon Drown in the gloomy Oeeau's western deeps. Strange birds that day bad fluttered in th_> sail And strange flowers floated round the wan dering keel. And yet no land, aud now, when through ■ :■ the dark The Santa Maria leaped before the gale, . A nd angry billows tossed the caravels. As to destruction, Gomez Kascon came. With Captain Pinzou through the frenzied belli, SAINT PAUL, MINN., TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1893. And to the admiral brought a parchment scroll Saying '-Good Master: Read this writing here, An earnest prayer it is from all on board. The crew would fain turn back tn utter fear. No longer to the Pole the compass points, Into the zenith drops the northern star. You saw but yeslcr c'en an albatross Drop dead on deck beneath the flying scud. The Devil's wind blows madly from the East Into the land of Nowhere, and the sea Keeps sucking ua adown the maelstrom's Francisco says the edge of Earth is near And off !o Erebus we slide unhelmed. Last Sunday nlghi Diego saw a witch Dragging the Nina by her forechains West, And wildly dancing on a dolphin's back. And as s'ho danced the brightest star in Heaven Slipped from its leash and sprang into the Like Lucifer, and left a trail ol blood. I Dray tliee. Master, turn attain to Spain. Obedient to the omens, or perchance The terror-stricken crew, to escape their doom, May mutiny and " "Gomez Rascon, pence," exclaimed the ad miral. "Thou hast said enough, Now prithee leave me; I would be ulone." Then eagerly Columbus sought a sign In sea and sky, and in his lonely heart; Finding, instead of presages of hope. The black and ominous portents of despair. The wild winds roared around him, and he heard Shrill voices cry "Return, return, return;" He thought of Genoa and dreams of youth, His father's warnings and his mother's pray- ers, Confiding Beatrix and the prattling babe. The life mid mirth and warmth of old Castile. And templing comfort of the peaceful land: And wild winds moaned "Keturn, return, re turn." As thus he mused, he paced the after-dock, And gazed upou the luminous waves astern. Strange life was in the phosphorescent foam. And through the gobliu glow there came ana went Like elfin shadows on an opal sea Prophetic pictures of the land he sought. He saw the end of his victorious quest, He saw a blaze on Isabella's breast, A string of Antillean jewels rest, The islands of the West. He saw invading Plenty dispossess Old Poverty, the land with bounty bless. And through the wretched caverns of Dls- tress Walk star-eyed Happiness. He saw the Bourbon and Braganza Drone, For Ancient Error tardy to atone, (iivintc the plundered people back their own, Aud flyiug from the throne. He saw an empire, radiant aa the day, Harnessed to Law, but, under Freedom's sway. Proudly arise, resplendent in array. To show the world the way. He saw celestial peace in mortal guise. And, filled with hope and thrilled with high emprise, Lifting its tranquil forehead to the skies, A vast republic rise. He saw, beyond the hills of golden corn. Beyond the curve of Autumn's opulent horn, Ceres and Flora laughingly adorn The bosom of the morn. He saw a cloth of gold across the eloom An arabesque from evolutions loom, Ann from the Darren prairies' driven spume imperial cities bloom. He saw an iron dragon dashing forth Along an iron thoroughfare— south, north, East, west, uniting iv beneliceul girth Hemotest ends of earth. He snw the lightning run an elfin race Where trade, love, grief and pleasure inter lace. And absent ones annihilate time and space Communing face to face. He saw relief through deadly dungeons grope. Foes turned to brothers, black despair to hope; And cannon rust upon the grass-grown slope, Ana rot the gnllows rope. Ha saw the babes on labor's cottage floor, The bright wails hung with luxury more ami more; And Comfort radiant with abounding store, Wave welcome at the door. He saw the myriad spindles flutter round. The myriad mill wheels shake tue solid ground; The myriad homes where jocund joy is found. And Love is throned and crowned. lie saw exalted Ignorance under bau. Though panoplied in force since time began; And Science, consecrated, lead the vuu The Providence of man. The picture cameaud paled nud passed away; And then the admiral turned as from a trance, ■'■ •..: His lion face aglow; his luminous eyes Lit with mysterious fire from hidden suns: And then he said to Pihzon In the gloom, 'Now, .Martin, to thy waiting helm again; asie to the Pinta, till her Bagging sails For on my Koui hath dawned a wondrous' sight . • , ".'- ■ " Lo, thro' this segment of the watery world I prose a hemisphere of glorious life, ■ A realm of golden grain and fragrant fruits, And men and womeu wise and master! ui. ■•; Who dwelt at peace In rural cottages; And splendid cities bursting into bloom— ' ' Great lotus blossoms on a flowery sea; And happiness was there, and bright-winged' hope— • ■ -■ -. ■ - - . - ? . High aspiration, ssoariug to the stars. And then, metbought, U ilartiu! thro' the storm • ■ " • A million faces turned on me and smiled . i Now go we forward— forward : Fear avuunt.' I will abate ho atom of my dre.tm • • '* \i Though all the devils of the underworld Hiss in ihe sails and grapple to the keel, : ■' Haste to the Piuta! Westward keep her prow For I have had a vision full of light ' • Keep her prow westward in i.he sunset's wake -/r-i.'--; From this hour hence, and let no man look back." Then from the Pinta's foretop fell acrv A trumpet song '-Light-no: light-hu! "light • • ho!" Crushed by a Rock. Special to the Globe. Adrian, Minn., May l.— a youii" 1 man named Jeleberg, living, two miles north of town, was killed^ this after noon. He was digging a . lar-e rock from the gtmind and the loose soil gave way before lie could -ret oit of the way, letting the rock fail, pinning him i< the ground. The rock weighed several o:ih. and the younz man had his lift-, .-rushed out before u^istance could reach him. GUARDS OVERCOME. Bad Police Arrangements for Handling the Immense Crowd of Spectators. Thirty Persons Removed Uncon scious by Ambulances to the Hospital. Chicago, May I.— While wait ing the arrival of the presidential party a num ber of women in the crowd who had been on their feet for hours swooned or fainted, and the services ot Red Cross ambulance chairs were in con stant requisition for over half an hour. 2S'o sooner had the opening ceremonies commenced tliau the bad police arrange ments were shown in au unfortunate manner for many people. A handful of Columbian guards had been detailed for duty to keep the inside border of the mass of humanity from encroaching on the press seats, which were arranged below the grand stand on either side. Not even a rope was strung aloug the line of the grand stand to keep a pass ace way clear for the newspaper men and ambulance corps. The pushing and crowding at the northeast end of the administration building soon be came so severe that many women fainted, while others became so sick that they had to be lifted bodily over the railing into the press seats until the arrival of the lied Cross corps with the wheel chairs. While the poem was being read it looked as though a panic with fatal con sequences could not be averted. The guards were almost powerless. \\ omen i'ainted from weakness, and others were getting in a fainting condition, and had to be lifted over the heads of the crowd by guards and newspaper men Into the press seats and grand stand reserved for distinguished guests. City police mingled with the guards, and endeav ored to quiet the excited, swaying mass within bounds of personal safety. The crowd in attendance was variously esti mated at 150,000 to 175,000. Before the ceremonies were half over twenty wom en and half as many men had been re movea unconscious to the hospital, where a corps of physicians was in waiting. Most of the helpless ones had simply fainted, but a number were suf fering from internal injuries received in the jam, and it was feared that a fatal termination might ensue. President liiginbotham realized the gravity of the situation, and while the orchestra was playing he arose from his seat, advanced to the edge of the platform and raised his hands above his head in a mute appeal to the assembled thousands. He cried out at the top of his voice, "For God's sake, keep cool," but his words were not heard far. llis appeal had a salu tary effect, however, as the center and rear portions of the wedged-iu mass re frained from pushing towards the frail barriers. Yet the hospital chairs con tinued to be forced through the almost blocked passage to cany out sick women and children. Others, braver and stronger, fought acainst the physical strain, and were able to hold their ground with the aid of liberal doses of brandy supplied by the Keel Cross cores. For several minutes it looked as though a terrible catastrophe could not be averted. The multitude continued to sway to and fro, and the air was filled with the shrieks of the women, the hoarse shouts of the men, the cries of little children, of whom there were many hundreds if not thousands, and the warning yells of the occupants of the grand stand. With the view of facilitating the disposal of the throne, President Hikinbotnam escorted Mr. Cleveland and" the ducal party from the platform with all possible haste, but this did not suit the temper of the spec tators, and they yelled "Come back, we want to see more of the president." Finally by breaking into the throng from a half-dozen points, the Columbian guards succeeded in turning it into half as many channels, but not before a sec tion of the platform occupied a few mo ments before by the president and his party had been turned into a harbor of refuse tor no less than twenty-six sick or unconscious women and children. AFTER A FORTUNE. ' An Alleged Brother Tells of a Cer tain Scar. Special to the Globe. Sioux FAU,s,May 1.- Patrick O'Hare dieuat'2 o'clock this morning, and a few hours later Joe Kirby was ap pointed administrator of the estate. A tew days ago reports ware dent out from here saying that O'ilare wa.; dy ing; that he was worth §50.000. He haa made no will and has no known rel atives. This afternoon atelecram was received from Michael O'llure, St. Louis, who said lie thought Patrieifwas his brother, and asked that search be made for scars on his neck and head. The scar was found. The dead .man once told that he was robbed in St. Louis years juto and injured about the iiead and neck. A telegram was sent to Michael, telling him all the facts. Notlriiu: has been her.rd from him. Siintti believe tlie sender to b-^ the Irothcr who parted from Patiick forty iwo years ago, and others that he is bogU3; GERMANY IN LINE. The Kmpire's Exhibit Inaugurat ed When the Golden Key Was Pressed. President Cleveland Led Around the Exhibit in Manufact ures Hall. Chicago, May l.— The participation of the German empire in the inaoguara tion of the big lair was an elaborate affair, which must be accredited to that country and to its representatives. The opening of the World's Columbian exposition was celebrated by Privy Councilor Wennuth, the imperial Ger man commissioner, and his stall' in grand style, worthy of the occasion of the memorable day, and in a manner thoroughly befitting that potent state which he has. the honor to serve aud represent— in fact, it was a gala day for Germany at Jackson park. At the mo ment President Cleveland poshed the button that set the machinery in mo tion, the chimes in the chapel of Ger many's representative building on the 1 border of the lake were brought into | action, their beautiful and melodious j tones filling the air with "Glory llalle i lujah," in honor of the event. On the I platform amid the dignitaries of the fair, Commissioner V/ermuth and his staff, the whole body com prising forty-four members, attracted no little attention. Herr Weruiuth, in iiis gala uniform as privy councilor of the German ministry of the interior, and Assistrnt Commissioner ilerr Franz Berg, in cavalry uniform ot the Prus sian landwehr, were in sharp contrast with the other members of the commis sion in civic dress; a distinguished body of men were the enlightened German professors who constitute the commis sion in charge of Germany's educational exhibit. These gentlemen were attired in black robes similar to those worn by the judires of the United States supreme' court. The oflicial ceremony over. Com missioner Wermuth led the president of the United States around the interior section of the German exhibit in Manu factures hall. The German exhibit in Manufactures hall is by far the most advanced in comparison to the status of installation work of other representative nations. The gorgeous pavilion by Prof. Gabriel Seidl is a masterpiece of architecture and artistic decoration, and is undoubt edly one of the principal attractions in the world of sights which will be dis played to the public to full advantage in a few days. Another prominent feature of the German exhibit which attracted the attention of America's executive was the Gennania group in bronze, standing on a pedestal one hundred feet high. This magnifi cent monument was sent to Chicago by the German government, and is to adorn the new parliament building in Berlin, now in course of erection. Dur ing the clay thousands of visitors in spected the interior of the beautiful building, with its Gothic halls and its artistic fresco paintings. German mili tary music was furnished by a bund of 100 musicians, under the leadership of Music Director Ruscheweyn, the or chestra also giving a hearty greeting to President Cleveland when he arrived at the Gerra&u section in the manufact ures building. After this they marched to the German biate building in a body. Motor Ijino Sold. Special to tlio Glebe. Sioux Falls, S. D., May l.—J. A. Tiow, of Madison, will tomorrow close a deal foe tiio sale t o the Chicago, Mil waukee <fc St. Paul Railway company ot tiie steam motor line to the Chantau qua grounds. The railroad company expects to put in an electric motor and to make other large Improvements. ~\ i i k ray ■ i ;^ fc\ Vi;: '»i.^.? i «>. fist ■ fcn-V .' - :.;:i- s .-.-=+r— -a.^ r - ■- • -*o- ta»@ fea^^ir iff in iiM^wiiw: fall 'tali' ... Machinery hall . .. ! GETTING TO THE PARK. Transportation Facilities to and From the Grounds Given Xheir First Test. Yesterday's Experiences Show That They Will He Amplf lor All Demands. CHICAGO, May I.— Today th« trans portation facilities to and from the ex position grounds were ?iveu their first trial. At the time of tho dedication exercises last October none of I these were in complete opera tion. The Illinois Central ran a large number of extra suburban trains, and the cable lines did their utmost, but they were not quite sufficient to meet the demand upon tlie.n. Today they were prepared, and the thousands of people who started for the fair between 9 and 1:30 o'clock reached tht-ir destina tion promptly and in comfort. The bulk of the down-town traffic came upon the Illinois Central, which all day long ran trains of eight cars each at intervals of three-minutes. Tnis was sufficient to handle the 7,ooo people who rode from its Van Buren street station every hour. At this point the Illinois Central has erected twelve ticket offices, six of them being on one long platform and six on another. Prom each plat form trains are to go during thja exposi tion at three minute intervals, making "no train every ninety seconus. This schedule will be increased by additional trains whenever occasion demands. Today the rush was all upon ono plat form. The other was not quite com pleted. The excellent manner in winch the road handled 7,000 people an hour today, with but half iti terminal system, is strong evidence that it will, when things are once settled in a regular rou tine, be able to handle with ease almost three times as many passengers as it did today. The Cottage Grove avenue ciblo line carried about 5,000 an hour, and that with cars not too badly crowded. They were full, and he who got a seat was lucky, but there was no sufrocatlng crush or rib-breaking jam. drip cars with two and three trailers ran to Jack son I'ark every two minutes. The ele vated road was not so fortunate. Its terminal system at Congress street is not yet ready, and it was swatiped to day. It ran trains every three ninutes, but they were powerless to diminish the crowd at the station. At the foot of the stairs leading up to the depot ti special detail of policemen were stationed, and several times the rush of the crowd threw some of the officers down. They could not use their clubs, for the people were qniet and orderly, but the trouble lay in that fearful pressure of a tremen dous crowd, which is one of the most powerful forces on the earth, and one of the most difficult to withstand. The stairs and platforms wen; packed to ,i tearful degree. Many people who had passed the ticket chopper were unable to reach the trains for the best portion (,;■ ;ii: nour. The road carried about 4,000 nn hour, and could have collected fare from almost three times that num ber, if they could have found room for them in the trains. The boats ran at about thirty-minute Intervals, but tho day was too cold and the lake too rough for the roitetobe very popular. They carried several thousand people, however, iii addition to these means of reaching the park, | were tho Illinois Central regular sub urban service, wuicli carrioJ fully 10, --000 people to the park during the day, tin- electric road and the Sfute and ■ Sixty-third street cable line, which took about half that number. Taking the day. and it was :; day heavier than the average will be, as a criterion, it is safe to say that the transportation to the pane from down town will be ai:iple for all demands m.nk upon it. MACHINERY HALL NO. 122. VEILED BY MIST Was the Great White Colum bian City When Dawn Broke. The Summits of the Massive Structures Project Imo Cloudland. Regulars and Militia the Ad vanc9 Guard of a Mighty Host. Soon Afterward a Friendly Breeze Lifts the Low- Lying Mist. Prominent People Appear on the Platform Early in the Day. Old Sol Shines Forth Just Before the President Is Presented. Chicago, May I.— Half in cloudland was the white Columbian city by the lake when, diffused and sourceless, the slow daylight crept upon the earth this morning. The eastern horizon had no more of color than tho western horizon. Eastward, where the dawn was break insr, drifting scarfs ot mist brooded close down upon the;wateis of Lake Michigan, so that cloud and water mingled into a grey field that battled vision and per spective. Northward, southward—ev erywhere, a palpable, leaden veil trailed from aloft to the lowest reaches of the horizon. To one who early stood in the midst of the great plaza whera the crowds should later be, tho sur roundings, stupendous in plan, ponder* ova in their extent, and soft white in the morning liijht, gave more than evet the impression that this w.is a K'l'ostly city that hail been raised up in the night; or, that It may have been a de s?rted cily whence Titans of, some Strange race had moved away to- other shores. 11l Cloud laii d. I The bases and columns of the sur roundinK buildings were softly distinct, but their domes, mlnarettcs, tow and flagstaff's were yet in the clotjdland. You liave seen the rock-ribbed bfises of mountains whose topmost ~ trees v tore locks of wool from the low-down clouds; so, In some measure, was the spectacle at early dawn in the aisles and avenues of the great White city, which Should, at the noontide hour, be formally turned over to the uses of mankind. Even Columbia, riding her ship At state at the eastern edge of the plaza, though relatively not high in the air. was in clondland, as veritable goddesses are and should be. The figures of her handmaidens, straining at thej oars, were wet and dripping with the; mists of the morning, which chiefly 'consti tuted their raiment. Under tin* prow of Columbia's bark, and stretching out toward tho restless, cloud-smothered lake, the waters of the grand basin were steely blue in the half light. Cir cling about them was their settling of green turf, between the great butildiugs of Agriculture and Manufactures. Human Taste Delicti. j Human pigments of green anil blno are never used as a foil, one against the other, for no shades of thes<l colors that man has «:ver made harmonize or blend. But here was nature's own artistry defying the tastes ot man, but reaching a combination and results beautiful in the early hours when the city was scarcely astir, and when none, save the guards and watchmen, were about to see. Across the vista, lake ward, arose in delicate grill-work tho pillars of the colonnade under which tho waters of the lake creep into the lagoons and basins. Like a dim picture of the imaginative school these outlines, white positive, were so softly lined against ill.; gray background of waters and clouds as to suggest rather than affirm their own existence. Within her gyves of wooden scaffold ing Hi' 1 Goddess of the Republic, at the Jakeward and of the gran i basin, rose ii',) ponderous in her golden might. Veiled she \v;is by the curtain which w:i3 so arranged that it should fall away at the moment t i : • - nation's president ■i!: > ild jrive the electric signal t<uidi to Continued on Fourth Page.