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10 PfIGES.
VOL. XX.— NO. 64.
FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1897. ]
Weather for Today—
Snow and Colder.
Imi iiu v rat ion of McKlnley.
inauK'ural Ball.
MoKinU-y Taking tlie Oatli of Ollice.
The lew President.
Oath Which McKinley Took.
IMeKinley'H Cabinet Complete.
Hohart Taken HI» Seat In Senate.
MoKinley'N I miugrura I Address.
liupoNfii;.- .Military and Civic Parade.
MeKinley In the Presidency.
Cleveland* LiiNt Day.
Anoka Loitei the Howpital Fight.
Ore Tonnage Tax Repealed.
Work of the LegiHlature.
RetailerH on Department Stores.
House DiscuHses Freight Rates.
MinneHota'M Greeting to MeKinley.
Closing SeNNion of Con t,rexn.
ChurKt'N of Bribery at Bismarck.
New* of the Xorthwest.
Minneapolis Mutters.
Drew's Trial BeKun.
Gov. Bradley CallM Hannn Down.
European War Cloud Crows.
Fitz Denies Canards.
Bears Make a Raid on Trnst Stocks.
Bar Sliver, (Me.
Cash Wheat in Chicago), 71-Jo.
Yaiidcrbilts Controlling the X. P.
Lake and Rail Men Reduce Rates.
Railway Gossip.
Complaint Anainst the City Hospital.
Wants of the People.
PAGE 10.
St. Paul Hibernians Honor Emmet. ■
"Year in Chamber of Commerce.
Scheme to Consolidate Oiliccs.
Numerous Free Fi&hts. i
Metropolitan— Half a King, 8.15.
Grand— War of Wealth, H. 15.
Cupitol— LcKislature, 10.
If prosperity Is Iktc, pass the strawberries.
The United States of Ohio" are or is in the saddle.
— -^^^^ —
Not three little maids from school— Platt, Quay and
The old president and the new had a "smile" to
Mr. MeKinley didn't nay a word about slapping
Bpain's race.
The Fifty-fourth congress is dead, and there isn't a
mourner at its bier.
It is said President McKlnley misses Michael J.
Dowling tliis week.
Mrs. MeKinley didn't have to be sworn in as the
iirst lady of the land.
If the sleighing keeps on improving, it will be pretty
good by the 4th of July.
The best that many of the visitors to Washington <
got was the worst of it.
Maj. McKlnley's lirst twelve hours in office passed
off as serenely as an eclipse of the moon. <
The horde of officeseekers In Washington will be up
early this morning reading the civil service rules.
The senite of the Fifty-fifth congress has a little
mure hayseed In its hair than any of its predecessors.
New Jersey was the biggest gainer of the lot yes
terday. Hobart went out of it and Cleveland into It.
The next red-letter day on the calendar is March 17.
St. Patrick will be a little in the shade this time, how- J
ever. J
Well, we are settled down for another four years. <
Let the people proceed to plant their peas and Pingree J
potato patches. ]

The NffW York Sun and Chicago Inter Ocean are in <
the dumps. They have no longer a legitimate excuse ]
for attacking Cleveland. '
President MeKinley should have hired some bright J
newspaper man to write his inaugural. In literary '
Btyle it is distressingly bad. i
Aha! Now who wants to free Cuba in a fortnight? ]
Will Mr. Chandler. Mr. Ileatwole, Mr. Vest and Mr. I
Morgan please shoulder arms? i
A German has invented a flying machine that looks
like a bird. lie is going to spend the rest of his life
trying to make it fly like a bird.
Unfamiliar with your rules and manner of pro
cedure, etc— Garret A. Hobart to the senate. What
have you been doing the past four months, Garret?
What is this noise we hear from Madrid? The
Spanish government has agreed to an extraordinary
credit for the purpose of fitting out six additional Avar
Mr. McKinley's remarks about the trusts sent Sugar
down two or three points. Bless your soul, Mr. Have
meyer, you dout the president means it, dc
you ?
What if President MeKinley should discover that
Lyman 'T- Gage is the only tnie-blue, ruin-and-shlnt
man in his cabinet? Most of the others look to a man
up a tree like mere politicians.
Some people refuse to lxVd«^MHl by the elements.
A Wisconsin couple, a fter^kjujftftttuny: a large company
to see them married, UHUi^tJtiaJ* the justice who was
to tie the nuptial knot was.jsnow-bound ten miles
away. They managed to reach him by telephone, how
ever, and he performed tue ceremony by wire, first
calling the groom and then Itoe bride to the receiver.
Inducted Into Office With Such Splendid Ceremony
Most Glorious Weather to Greet the Advent of
the New Republican Regime.
WASHINGTON, March 4.— lt has been a day of na
tional acclaim— a non-partisan demonstration of vast
proportions, by which the » American people, without
regard to section or political alliance, have hailed a
new president, and watched the launching of his ad
ministration upon unknown seas. It is the only day
in any president's career when, from sunrise to the
putting out of lights in the inaugural ball room, there
is unbroken and enthusiastic celebration by citizens
of every shade of political belief. Before readers scan
these pages the lines of the opposition will be forming
in the gray of the morning for assault on the new
administration. But, for the day, the people of all
ranks and classes and politics, as if uttering a nation's*
thundering voice, have welcomed and aided to install
their president, not as the executive of any party, but
as the head of the national government. It has been
a great affair, not in its broadest sense a tribute to
the man, but a national demonstration of respect for
the high office.
The weather was appropriate for such a day. glo
riously beautiful. No previous inauguration has equal
ed it in careful preparations. In every feature out
side the capitol jurisdiction, except the visiting or
ganizations, it is a Washington affair. It is the only
national demonstration in which the unrepresented
residents of the capital are the leaders and in sole
control. They guarantee all expenditures by public
subscription, and, through a large and energetic com
mittee of its most influential citizens. Washington gives
months of time and unremitting efforts to these pre
parations for properly receiving a president. For many
years its inaugural committee has been, in the main,
the same body, made up about equally of Democrats
and Republicans. It has always been true that there
has been equal enthusiasm on the part of both, and
that from anything said In committee discussions It
would never have been possible to distinguish the
party to which the speaker belonged. This is a fair
exponent of the thoroughly non-partisan character of
this national pageant. On this occasion, Washington
lias well played her brilliant part in the opening drama
of an administration.
The city was early astir. Its own population and
tbe strangers within its gates moved in great tide/?
from all quarters toward Tennsylvania avenue to view
as Washington Has Seldom Seen.
the decorations. Hours before the organized columns
passed over the line of march, an army of visitors, far
exceeding the formal array to follow, swarmed for
hours over it. Citizens of every grade and station
took first view of every thing. After this general In
spection by the people, came' their two servants, num
erously and gallantly attended— Mi. Cleveland, whose
stewardship was ending, escorting Maj. McKlnley to
the capitol, where the honors and burden of the suc
cession were to be laid upon him.
Meantime, from every quarter came the sound of
bands leading the columns into their appointed places
east of the capitol, whence, later, they would file into
the united lines of the grand parade. Great streams
of citizens poured into the immense spaces open to
them eastward from the reviewing stands in front of
the senate wing, awaiting the appearance of the or
ficial party from the senate chamber.
In and about that room, the official pageant of the
inaugural ceremonies gathered- Tbe senate wing was
closed to all except those formaily connected with the
exercises, and the few invited guests, which the con
tracted chamber could accommodate. Four tickets to
each senator, two. for a representative, twenty for the
leading employes, and 200 for the press of the entire
country, represented the unofficial attendance. These
crowded the galleries and looked down on the concen
trated representatives of our government in its various
branches and the ambassadors and ministers of the
nations. The members of thef defunct house of repre
sentatives, leaving their ehajnber at liocn. appeared
last upon the floor of the sCn^te The new vice presi
dent took the oath cf office, n^w senators were sworn
in. and until the waiting president-elect should proceed
to the platform in front of t3ie senate, and there be
inaugurated, Mr. Hobart wotild be the acting presi
The nation could furnish a© more imposing official
audience. Crowded upon tut Ismail floor of the senate
were the three co-ordinate 4 branches of the govern
ment, in the persons of their most prominent men— the
legislative branch in foreej the executive of the Im
mediate past, with the cabinet, and the new executive
and cabinet, representing the past and the unknown
future; the supreme court in Its robes; the army and
navy in their plumes, their gold and their glitter; the
diplomatic corps in Its lace and decorations, and citi
zens in ordinary dress, representing the unpretending
millions of the land.
The brief ceremonies were quickly over, and the
official company, forming in twos, filed out of the
chamber and passed on to the platform at the east
front. With its first appearance, the waiting thousands
broke out into tremendous cheers of welcome, which
rolled and roared while the procession poured over
the immense platform and crowded its seats. This
general acclaim greeted the president-to-be with a
shout which was the climax of its enthusiasm, and as
Maj. MeKinley advanced to deliver his inaugural,
these surging waves of sound gave way to still more
impressive silence.
He looked out upon a wonderful scene. The steps,
the balconies and every projection of the capitol front
and the dome were croAvded. The front of the library
swarmed with people. From every street and avenue
looking toward the capitol projected groups of horse
men and the heads of columns awaiting the order to
march; and everywhere shining banners waved.
Maj. MeKinley, standing on a raised platform, was
readily distinguished and those who could not hear
were well content to see. There was universal silence
as the black-robed justice of the supreme court admin
istered the solemn oath which made William MeKin
ley president of the United States. Then the zeal ot
silence was broken by the reign of sound, deep, swell
ing, all-pervading, dominating, as if a surging sea were
rolling over the land before the driving of a king of
storms. As the many bands joined the mighty ac
claim, the organized columns marched into place, the
grand review^ was in motion, and the currents of hu
manity began to flow toward the lines of its march.
Moving promptly in from all streets and avenues.
centering on the park east of the capitol, the column
of parade was quickly formed along the spacious
plaza extending in front of the house and senate wings,
and the central building. The new president entered
his carriage and the column, ( -ircling the great white
temple of the nation, in and about which the tribes
had gathered with patriotic- purpose, passed down
through its beautiful grounds, and wheeled into Penn
sylvania avenue at the Peace Monument, where Its
real march began.
From this point to the Washington circle, tAvo miles
and a half distant, this noted avenue had been made
a triumphal way. This great avenue, with a width of
100 feet and a perfect concrete pave, afforded such a
field for decoration and ease of movement as cannot
elsewhere be found in the land. Looking from the i
head of the line at the Peace Monument toward the \
treasury and the White house, a mile and a half away. \
was like gazing into a broad canyon whose high walls i
were a mass of men, women and flags. ,
As a basis for decoration, the inaugural committee [
distributed fiO.ooo national flags to all on the line who '
would use them in their windows. So great was the i
demand that there would have been ] 00.000 used U
they had been provided. Upon such a background,
each individual owner builded and wrought out such '
forms of beauty as his enthusiasm and his patriotism
First was the clean swept floor of the wide avenue
roped in throughout its length, and clear of every ob
ject save the lining of police. The wide pavements
on either side throughout the line of march were
Continued on Second Page.
Inaugural Ball the Capping
Climax to the Day's
Lights, Costumes, Flags and
Flowers Mingle in Sur=
passing Splendor.
WASHINGTON, March 4.-With the night nine
the crowning glory of the inauguration. The residen
ces and public buildings wore aflame with light, the
streets were still crowded with people, the clamoring
multitudes still battled at dining room doors of hotels
and restaurant's, demanding food and drink; countless
thousands surged to and fro in front of the monument
grounds, whence arose the chromatic fireworks that
lighted the city in fitful gleams; but it was at the
brilliantly illuminated pension building that politics
paid its tribute to society. There the distinguished
guests of the occasion paid homage to President 2,1 -
Kinley. and the now mistress of the White house and
later treaded the mazes of the dance.
The inaugural ball is always the climax of the day.
To the minds of many there is nothing comparable to
it. They like to see the parade; they linger for a sight
of the prominent men and women; they occupy their
weary places on terraced stands for hours to see the
president and the inauguration party pass; but the
hope of the most of them, especially the ladies who
have pome provide.! with exquisite gowns, designed
and planned in< ntlis in advance, is the ball.
The pension building is admirably suited for this
spectacular display. It is an enormous hall surround
ing a vast court supported l»\ huge pillars of marble
around which circle two galleries. This great court
tonight became the ballroom. It was never so beauti
fully decorated. The graceful arches trembled with
Mowers and greenery; the colossal columns seemed to
grow out of bowers of flowers and supported th*e iron
roof, which was a royal canopy of white and gold.
Hundreds of canaries in gold cages, tucked away in the
greenery, sang madly Tens of thousands of electric
lights Hashed amid the draperies. The artistic effect
of the lights was probably never equalled, certainly
not surpassed in this country.
The most striking feature was an enormous counter
part cf "Old Glory," done in red, white and blue bulbs
so arranged that it seemed to be floating in a stiff
The whole scene was like the portal of fairyland
with its visions of beautiful women, its myriads of
gleaming lights, its gorgeous massing of colors, its
wealth of blossoms, its pulsations of soft music and
the heavy odor of a thousand perfumes.
The announcement of the inaugural ball declared,
that the doors would lie opened ai 8 o'clock and that
the dance programme would ! <^i:i at 9, but many
visitors to the city were determined to miss no part
of the festivities and were clustered about the en
trances to the pension building before the bolts vrere
drawn. When tin- doers finally swung Inward, the
people came with a rush, and In a quarter ef an hour
the main floor was comfortably filled with promonad
ers. The presidential party, the notable figures of of
ficialdom, and the world of society which, in Washing
ton, has the diplomatic corps and the army and navy
for conspicuous factors, delayed their arrival until
later and more fashionable hours. The first owners,
however, were repaid for their erterprise by the finest
view, for without, a great crowd to conceal the decor
ations, the hall was to be seen tc the best advantage.
From the two balconies encircling the hall high up,
hundreds of people looked down as into an arena upon
the other hundreds of stalwart, black-coated men and
richly gowned women, who swept in continuous pro
cession around and around the broad surface. Mean
time, during the first hour before the dancing was to
begin, the spectators were entertained by a concert
from the white uniformed military band that alter
nated with the orchestra high up in the south gallery,
rendering operatic airs or stirring marches.
The human element of the ball was. after the build
ing had begun to fill up, its most interesting factor.
The democracy of the great social event of inaugura
tion impressed itself upon a visitor. City and coun
try, society and officialdom, even black and white,
touched elbows on friendly terms in the great rotunda.
Among the fashionably gowned women were visitors
from every American city, and visitors from many
rural towns. In the kaleidoscope of costumes was a
jumble of Paris, London, New York. OshkoSh
and Kennebunkport. Perhaps a tenth of the men were
not arrayed in the formal evening clothes, but never
theless, the sterner sex gave its share of brilliancy to
display by the outpouring of uniforms. There won?
the diplomats, late comers all of them. They wore
resplendent in scarlet and irold and green, and the
silks of the Orient, with enamelled orders shining from
their breasts, and clanking swords. There was alr.o
the plainer but more stalwart contingent of the army
and navy, together with divers uniforms of the crack
military regiments of many cities. The silks, satins,
diamonds and pearls of the ladies were, of course, the
chief, and to their sex, the most Interesting features of
the human show. Here and there among the promen
adera was to bo seen a colored couple, for all the con
stitutional amendments are respected at an inaugural
Of dancing, there was none during the first two
hours and little thereafter, for the floors were too
much crowded to dance with comfort, and mast of the

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