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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , THUESDAY MORNING , OCTOBER 33 , 1887. NUMBER 117.
A ROYAL RECEPTION ,
President Clovolnml and Wife
Warmly Welcomed In Omtvhn.
HEARTYCHEERSFOR THE GUESTS
fho Streets Thronged With Enthu
FLAGS , BANNERS AND BUNTING.
Elaborate Decorations on the Prin
cipal Streets and Buildings.
A MAGNIFICENT TURNOUT.
The Military , Knighta of Pythias
and Civilians Swell the Multitude.
TWO HOURS OF HURRAHS.
A. Lively Drive Through a Sea of
Smiling Faces , Waving Banners.
SCENES ALONG THE ROUTE.
Thousands of School Children Mer
rily Welcome the Party.
"SPEED THE PARTING GUEST. "
i A. Tremendous Jam at the Depot to
HAND SHAKES AND CHEERS.
TTliO PreHldent I'ICSHCH PalniH "With *
Few of the Ciowd anil JVli-H.
Cleveland SmilcH an Approval
A HlHmer of I'lowcrn.
At iin cuily liour jcsterduy moining all
Omnhuwus astir ! n anticipation of tbo visitor
Picsidciit Cleveland and Ins wife. The day
opened fu\oiubly , anil tunshlnound warmth
gieeted the distinguished guests.
Long before the hour of ni rival the streets
\vcio thickly lined with ( lie people of Omaha ,
together with a multitude of visitors fiom all
parts of Nebraska and western Iowa. Good
points of observation were secured and
maintained by evcrjone nnxiouH to see the
picsident of this gioat countiy , and his beau
tiful and accomplished wife , who bears will
inch ease , grace and dignity the title of "Tho
First Lady of the Land. " No greater throng
has over been Been upon the sheets of
Dmalm than upon this occasion.
Arrival and Heceptloii of the Frcsl-
, dfiitlal Pin ty.
Special car OJ , of the Union Pacific , wa
placed at the disposal of the Cleveland re
ception committee. At 0:25 : It wa
boarded by the committee , consisting of
iludgo J. M. Woolvvoith , Senator Charles F ,
Mandcrson , Pi. George L Miller , GcorgoW.
Holdicge , W. A. Puxtcn , General G. B.
Dandy , Max Meyer , and Hon. James E.
Hojd and Hon. Chailes II. Brown , who
acted In the absence of A. J. I'oppleton and
3. 11. Mlllard. The car was to
Layo been In chaigo of Conductor
Gaincs who has piloted uoioss the river many
n distinguished party , but he was changed to
the half-hourly iuns on the dummy during the
day , and in his place , W. A. Douol , assistant
superintendent of the Nebiasku division , as
sumed chaigo. Mr. Bliokcnsderfcr , of the
Union Pacltlc , and the Hue jcpiescntatlvo
were also on boaid as Iho car left the depot
ut 0:25 : o'clock. The run to the Northwestern
depot In the Bluffs was made In a
short time , and there the Omaha
delegation alighted. The car was then run
back to this city.
At the depot of the Chicago & Northwest-
cm , probably 3,000 , people had assembled.
They were of all ages and every condition of
society , and Kept up an animated conveisa-
tlon , and a high feeling of expectation , espec
ially as it was announced that the
presidential train was twenty min
utes behind time , The news was
brought to the Omaha delegation that the
delay had been experlcni cd at Missoiu I Val-
toy , and from that point to the Bluff * the
time would bo made up. The piomtso was
realized cand at exactly 10.25 thotialnwas
seen rounding the cuivo a couple of miles
up the truck. The feeling of excite
ment became Intense. Policemen pushed
back the crowd from the tracks , and at
length n splendid view wni afforded the
Omaha delegation of the approaching train
The speed was i educed , and when the engine
tcauhud the edge of the tluonging con
course , the uppioaeli w s not moio rapid
than that of u leisurely walk. In this man
ner , all danger of accident w.xs piecluded.
The engine 101) ) , of the Chicago A , North-
westoin road rolled p.ist lower
bioadway. She was guided by James G.
Blalno , one of the oldest engineers of the
inad. Following came the Pullman car
Alfatra , then the Vel.isco , and finally a roll
ing palace maiked P. P. C. The cars were
of the Pullman vestibule fashion , jecently
ronti ired , with connections between each
enabling n party to pass from one to the
other without experiencing the unpleasant
ness of exposure to the elements.
The platfouu of the last car hung over the
middle of Broadway as the train .stopj > cdand ,
on it stood
riiFsinrsT CLCV ELAND ,
dressed in a suit of black broadiloth , hit
head uncovered and the lingers of his tight
hand Insoited beneath the lapel of his close-
buttoned coat. He was easily distinguished
from the resemblance ho bore to the bes ol
the pictui'cs which had been sent In advance
of him. Postmaster Genojal Yllas appeared
on the platform Just as the crowd burst Intc
ono long , loud and hearty cheer. Looking
into the crowd , Mr. Vilas iceogniied Senatoi
Mandoison , and immediately orders wcu
Riven to admit the senator am
his party , who immediately steppoe
upon the platform and Into the vestibule carte
to which the president had retired. Hero UK
committee was picscnted ono by ono to Mr
Cleveland and with nil of whom ho shool
At this moment , the train started /oi
Omaha , and u few commonplace icmaiks be
Ivvcen the guest and his hosts \vcro ex
UtlL lkht iiriuc. wjauuci
III a gray mantle , with n fall turban ujioii her
head , glided into the vestibule , remarking In
n hwcet , almost plilish voice , "Let me sco
them too. " Way was made for her.
IT \ \ vs MII . ui.vrt.VM ) .
The president smiled and with her icturned
to the platfoiui. Ihls was the slgnul for
another loud Indulgence in cheers , In
recognition of which the presi
dent doffed his silk hat and
his queenly wife smiled in hearty ap
preciation. Both Mood iijion the platfoim ,
watching with n gicat deal of fear lest , as It
was stated , the train would bo btukcd up ,
and some of the bojs who ran after it shoutIng -
Ing with n great deal of enthusiasm might
meet with Injury , 'iho backing up , however ,
was dispensed with and shortly befoiothe
train lolled on the Union Pacillu tinok
Major Gronowig of Council Bluffs , went on
boaul , and , saluting the president , said :
"Mr. President , as major of Council
Bluffs , I bid joursolf and wife ! hearty wel
The president imllcd plcas.mtly and said :
"Thank jou. 1 wish 1 could icinain heto
The Omaha committee then ad\ancedto
( no door opening upon the platform whcio
they paid their lespects to Mrs. Cleveland ,
who received each of the gentlemen with
the gi ace and ease of nn accomplished lady
whose net was entirey ! de\old of ceremonial
icstraint. She was in communicative mood ,
and maintained tin interested pint in a him-
died of the little subjects which weio
piomptcd by the ciicumstnnces and occasion.
When the train was rolling rapidly toward
the transfer , a band of little Bluftltes ,
mounted upon licet ponies overtook the
train , and scvcial of them flew
past It at a rapid gait. They
attracted the attention of both
Mr. and Mis. Cleveland. The foimer smiled
and the cjes of the latter beamed with In
tense Interest us she exclaimed , half In fear ,
half in admiration , "How well they ridol"
Pointing to the leading pony , "That , " said
Senator Manderson , "is n genuine Mexican
mustang ; but that , " meaning the driver , "Is
not a cow boy. " The president smiled again
and Mrs. Cleveland laughed. The train
sped on rapidly , and gradually lessened its
speed as it appioachcd the tiniisfcr ,
until it came to a momentary pause ,
when Major Gienewcg of the Bluffs
alighted. When he reached the platform , he
giaccfully doffed his white hatdisplaying his
short , silvery hair , made u respectful obe
isance and turned toward the Bluffs. The
salute was to the pi esident and Ins wife , and
was responded to bj' both. Again the tiain
moved on , and leaning over the rail , the pres
ident accepted a home-made bouquet fiom a
poor woman , which ho handed to his wife ,
smillngl.v lemarking "Someone has sent jou
a bouquet. "
At this moment Senator Mandcrson , who
was standing on the platfoim , espied General
Dodge in the crowd and cndcavoicd to di
rect to him the attention of the president.
Ho then tinned to Mis. Cleveland and said ,
"Mrs. Mandeison made it my first duty to
hand this to jou with her regrets , "
handing her at the same time nn
open envelope addressed to her
containing Mis. Manderson's icgiets fit not
being able to meet the fair guest. The packet
was accepted bj1 Mrs. Cleveland with the ic-
iniulc "I ' . "
, am so sorrj'
At this point conversation became most
general , and Messrs. John A. McShano and
Max Mojer approached and each piescnted
to Mis. Cleveland copies of the other mot ning
papcis. After they had been accepted by the
lady , and some comments been made by the
president touching the inultiplicitj' effaces
faces which Mrs. Cleveland seemed
to have in the artistic mind , the Bi.u repre
sentative presented n copy of that morning's
issue , containing the beautiful poi traits
which adoined the paper. Like the tjpo with
which it was printed , the cut was used for the
ill si time. The president and his wife looked
atthoplctuto fora moment , hastilj'glanced
ov cr its page , and then folding the sheet
handed it to his wife with the remark : "J
am sorry wo have not preserved these papers.
They would act us souvenirs some time. "
The papeis weio carcfullj'put together by
Mrs. Cleveland , and an attendant was called ,
and the sheets were deposited for futuie
Dr. Geoigo L. Miller , who all this time had
been qulctlj'conveising with Mr. Bisscl in
the pi iv ate ofllco of the car adjoining the
diawing room , came slowly to the rear
plutfuim and standing for a moment on the
threshold , Mr. Lament , who had preceded
him , said to Mis Cleveland , "You remember
Dr. Miller , do jou uotl" The lady smiled
assent , extending her hand which was met
bj' that of the doctor's. The president and
the doctor then exchanged greetings , enter
ing Into n shoit conversation , which was
discontinued by Dr. Miller remarking that
for a ladj' who had been reported sick
in Chicago , Mis. Cleveland was looking re
markably well. The lady blushed , smiled ,
show Ing u row of regular and pearly teeth ,
and somebody insinuated that the reports
were caused by unwarranted newspaper cn-
tcipilsc. The doctor then referred to his
acquaintance with Mrs. Cleveland's giand-
fathcT , who had ics'dcd hero , the fact that
she would to day see some of
iii.il i-iiorrim iv o\mu ,
to which she icpllcd she would bo pleased to
do so. Ho then spoke of the Folsom hat ,
w lileh had been named after her , tind dc
tailed an Incident in which her grandfathci
had another rolsom hat named after him ,
caused bj' the appearance It presented
when its bioad leaf was blown back bj' the
wind while ho was lidlng against it on horse
back. Ho thought that that hat was not of
the conventional order , and Mrs. Cleveland
agreed w 1th htm.
Bj this time the tiain reached the biidge
and the Mi'somi , and the sullen , muiky and
lupid sticain for several minutes attiacted
the attention of the presidential party. The
Omaha committee then retired to the di aw
ing loom , wheio thej'weio accompanied on
Invitation by the president. TheOmahans
stood around the luxurious apart
ment which was carpeted in soft
velvet and upholsteied In richest garnet ,
the picsident and Hon. John A. McShano
Mantling at the head of n center table u ] > on
which rested tloral offerings from ladles
along the lino.
W ft COMB TO TIIK I'KCSIDEXT.
Mr. McShano then in a low , modest and
well-worded speech welcomed the picsident
as follows : "Your excellency , in behalf of
the people of Omaha and Nebraska , I wel
come jou to this great state , and to our city ,
which is the laigosl In the stuto jou aio
about tolt.it. . Wo are gratified to sco jou
in the west , and grateful that God
has preserved and protected jourself and
r jour wife throughout this journey , which has
happily boon one of tatUfactlon to all jour
friends. Wo hope that the icmaindcr of It
will bo as pleasant as that which has already
been passed and that jou may icturn at Its
close improved andbencfittcdto joui uiduous
labors In Washington. "
THE rilESIDKNT UEPJ.ICD
ill an equally low and pleasant tone : "Mr.
MfShuno and gentlemen : I utuin to jou
- my hcai ty thanks t for this col dial
- ' VM'lcomo to jour slate and the
U kiirdU 'lefcicuie of ; interest , & V"
termination of my Journcj' . I am sorry that
1 cannot stay longer with jou , and much
longer In this , the promising and glowing
west. But though 1 nm compelled to go
sooner than I would like under other clieuni-
stances , I have no doubt that jour energy
will enable mo to sco what 1 would otherwise
lese because of want of time. "
Uy this time the train had reached the
bank on the east side of the river , and simul
taneously , the fli st gun of the pi evidential
salute boomed with gi eat foicd and volume.
When the sound had died awny it was fol
lowed by the chceis of thousands who
thronged the jards and followed the train up
through the depot.
SccneH at the Depot The Picsldenll.il
The president and Mrs. Cleveland with
Hon. J. A. McShano , Senator Mandci-
son , J. B. Bojd , Max Mejer and othcis
stood on the platform. The eheeis
of the ciowd continued till the train stopped
at Tenth stiect , where Acting-Mnjor Uechcl
was piescnted. He was followed bj' Gov-
einor Thajer and Senator Paddock , all of
whom extended gieetings and welcome
o the puity. As the guests weie about
o leave the ear , Dr. Miller , speaking fiom
vlthin the car said to J. B Bojd : "Please
sk him ( thcpiesldeut ) to make n iUcinin-
' . " Mr. did
tes'speech. Bojd us requested ,
ml the picHidcnt said , "No , no. What's
ho use of wasting time when wo have got
, o little to spend. But if jou want it I'll
make one. "
"No , no , " said the doctor. "I don't wont
oflchiyjou. Then ; has been no Intention
f that. Everj thing has been done to enable
ou to use jour time to the gientest of ad-
The partj * then disembarked.
The crowd began to assemble nt the depot
, t an curly hour and by 10 o'clock the Jam
ivus immense. Still it was confined to within
, radius of one hunched j.nds about the
iepot , and was not nouily so hugo as ono
would naturallj- expect under ciieuinstanees
10 unusual and extraoidinurj' . The detail
f police was on hand and there was no nil-
cemlj'boisteiousness or disorder. In fact ,
.he populace seemed to nvvalt the niilvtil of
he presidential tram with an apathj' and
mtienco that stiuck the close obseivcr with
much significance. About half past ten
Tin : I'lirsincNTiM , cunit ton
opcthcr with those of the iceeption com
mittee and prominent eiti/ens aimed and
ft ere diiven into line. The vehicle , a
missive barouche , nllotcd to the
iresldcnt and Mis. Cleveland , Gov-
rnor Thaver and Congressman McShano ,
ivns a marvel of decorative ait andoinnmontn
ion , and icfiects exceeding cicdlt upon the
Icbigner and vvoikmen. It was literally a
mass of the most delicate cut ilovveis , the
iodj' of the convej'anco being covcicd with
hem in such a skillful and artistic wnj as to
nake it appear to the cj e that the construc-
ion was alone of these odorous an 1 lovely
lossoms. It was reallv a feat of lloral 01 nu-
nentatlnn that has never been equalled in
LOiior of any event in this pint of the
jountrj' . On each side of the can uige ,
ngenlouslj' stuccoed in the bed of rose buds
of all tints and colors , in tiny pink immoi-
ellcs , were the vvouls , "Wo gieet jou , "
, vhilo the doors weio masses of snowy lilies
ho buds of the Majesti , the Dijon and
Marcschal Kiel , delicate spiajs of trailing
smilax and hcllotiopq and gcianmm , wound
over the velvet balustrades and the i car of
. arriagc. At each corner , and at the door
Handles , weio daintj' bows of led , white and
blue ribbon , which also sti earned * in
ho window from the duver's
scat and whip. Attached to this
adlant equipage was four magnificent black
lorses , gaily caparisoned in gold mounted
hnrness.and gaudy plumes , while entwined
with the harness over each animal's
back and depending gracefully at the sides
were garlands of How cis , mignonette , ferns
and guy colored buds , woven upon the slcu
der tendrils of the ever-witching smilux.
The Interior of this vcitablo conseiv.itory
was a luxuiy of biocade plush and neh fur
nigs , and never did honored man or lovelj
woman udo in a more exquisite outfit.
Tim univEii , VMUIAM wu.rov ,
and footm fcwcro livened in a daik shade of
gieen , wealing immense clusteis of tea
roses. Wclton sat like the favored attend
ant of a potentate , but handled his icstive
steeds with consummate skill.
As the presidential carriage took its posi-
tjpjtat the west end of the board walk lead
ing fiom the depot , the Young Men's Dcmo-
ciatic club , 200 stiong , formed a hollow
square about it , while the remainder
of the carriages doubling around the square ,
formed in line behind.
At 10.50 , exactlj' on time , the train pulled
into the depot , and tin ough until the car
containing the chief magistrate of the
country , his beautiful wife and distinguished
retinue , was diieetlj' opposite the waiting
As the president appealed , with his wife
] ust back of him , picking her way daintllj'
upon the platfoim , a lound of plaudits arose
and quickly subsided. Govcinor Thajei ,
Senator Paddock and Acting Maj'or Bechel
mounted the platform and greeted and wel
comed the distinguished vlsitois.
Again the people cheeiedjthen the president
alighted from the platfoim , and taking the
goveinoi's aim stepped to the cauiage ,
closelj followed bj' Mis. Cleveland under
the polite escort of CongiesMiian McShane.
Tins was the Hist opportunity the people had
to get a good squaio look at the first , and ono
of the sweetest , most winsome and beautiful
ladies of the land , and In honor
of her line loveliness and pcifect
womanhood , a volume of delight appiobatiou
ai ese that made both earth and atmosphere
fnirlj' tremble. There was no mistake about
it , this especial demolishatiou was for
Frankie ; she was the cjnosure of 10,000
pairs of ejes , and it is possible that for the
moment the crowd foigot that there
existed such a man as Giover Cleveland ,
or a president of the United States. Such Is
the homage lovelj' woman alwaj's commands.
She know that she was the target of
a tremendous visual bombardment , but she
deported herself w Ith the wonderful presence
of mind that makes her the central figure of at
traction in whatever circle she moves. The
faint rose color mounted to her lovely
cheeks , and she smiled In such a sweet and
captivating way , and In a glance swift , yet
Ingenuous , she took In cverybodj' , and each
man present congratulated himself In
that his oycs had met hers. As she took her
scat In the carriage , and the driver gave rein
to the prancing steeds , the crowd with
a yell , that sounded not unllko the outburst
from a band of Comanchcs , swept down
upon the vehicle , and for a moment threat
ened to lift it bodily fiom the ground. Mrs.
Cleveland , whllo that sweet smile still
wreathed tier angcllo features , was seen to
slit ink and lean toward thoassurlngcongi ess-
man. The next Instant they weio off , and
moving rapidly away from the madding
Occupants of the Carriages.
Tno cai i luges were occupied as follow s :
1. The Picbident , Mrs. Cleveland , Gov-
2. Postmaster General Vllas , Mrs. Vllas ,
Major Bcchcl , Judge Wnkclej' .
a. Colonel I ) . S. Lnmont , Dr. Miller , ex-
Major Bojd , W. A. Paxton.
4. W. S. Bisscl , Senator Manderson , Colonel
nel Savage , General Dandy.
5. Dr. Ujrant , Senator1 Paddock , J. M.
Woolworth , Max Mrjer.
(1. ( P. T. Blckfoid , E. Hoscwatcr , A. J.
Popplcton , Congiessmati Dorscy.
T. G. M. Hitchcock , G. E. Pntchett , Flunk
b. C. A. Baldwin , Hon. J. C. Cow In , G. W.
Doane , A. N. Ferguson.
0. General Bicck , C. H. Blown , H. W.
Yutes , T. L. Kimball.
10. Dr. McPailln , J. H. Millaid , Post
master Gallagher , G.W. Holdicge.
11. Major Hughes , U.Biachvogel , C. Tay
lor , H. Kountze.
1'J. Colonel Homy , Judge Gioff , Judge
Neville , C. W. Hamilton.
l.t Major Creaiy , P. E. Her , A. P. Hop-
clns , J. Mej cr.
14. Gencial Hawkins , J , Gaineau , J. M.
15 Colonel Ten 111 , Captain Conley , Geoigo
. Gilbert , Chi Is Huitmnn.
10 Lieutenant Krnnon , Captain Kny , How-
id H Smith , L M lUnnUt.
IT. Di Ciittenden , Major Baker , Helmed -
od , C. E MUMIO.
Ib. Major Halcombe , Councilman Kitchen.
I'.i. Councilmen Uailoj' , Lowij" , Hasoall ,
'JO Councilmen Foul , Lee , MunvillcCouns- ,
: nan. _ _ _
21. Councilmen Snjder , Bcdfoul , Chenej ,
2J. Councilmen ICuh steel , Alexander , Burn-
aam , Knspcr. |
JJ Hcpoitcis of the four papeis.
Scenes and Incidents ! Along the IJne
. . _
The line of mulch was stiictlv adheicd to
us pieviouslj' announce i in the Bi.r , the
idcwiilks and sticets ah : ig the entile mute
being one seething ciov d of men , women
mid childicn , hallooing mill chceiing , and
raving handkei chiefs and Hags , nuik-
ng a pic tin o of thtillhif ? c-onfu-
slon , enthusiain an bevvildeimcnt.
Suicly , Pi esident Clevcl nil and his lojal
ladj , as well as distinput' icd attendants can
liavo no cause to icpict her < visit to Omaha ,
or grounds to complain ol the gi.uui ovation
hat was temleied him b\ her patuotic1 and
iiogiessivociti/ons. 'Ihe e weie. many sights
iind scenes worthj of poitiavul
hat must for innnn rnblo reasons be
omitted. As the proi ess an passed bt Phil
nmciui cathedml on Nintli stieet thcihlmes
tilled the air with Hdftondd melodj of then
weotest tones , and the cbildicn of the adja-
cnt school vied w ith the Uvveet bells in the
, vdd and uniestiaim-d cliimoi of their little
voices as they screamed out theii delight
iind clappe'd their hands at
TIII IM * IMI'MIOVV. '
On Tenth stieet the Second lepmeut C , S
A. , was diaw up In line uud stood at picsent
inns in salutation of thejpresidential p.ntj'
.mtil the last carnage hud been swallowed
up in the bosom of the eiovvd
liejond Up Fainani [ street the pio-
cession passed midstj one continuous
: ipioar , and the spectacle was sufficient to
> cnd the blood < ouislng tbrouph the most
sluggish vems In fiont of the Paxton weie
theicninants of the late llumociatic < onv en-
ion , and it is hoped the Viesidcnt was ini-
nessed with the pcisound of the cohort
upon whom he must do ] ml for four j eai s
moi o of gloij' They erect lied out their
feelings in a vvuj that in , t hue made Mi s.
Cleveland Imagine she \ is passing tinuugh
in Indian village Ono < f the best
i'ic n in s or mi l innn NT
seen along the entne lm < of niiiieh was the
huge oil painting in fie t of Bojd's opeia
house. It Is n woikof u t , and dinted a fa-
v01 able comment liom 1 > excellency us ho
nn : u
nt the 101 tier ot bi\t enth and Fainam
was elaboiatelj dcioia with flags and
bunting , \\liile , st.indin about the
dome weio four liv knights in ar-
inor. The elicits in sti Iking. At
the coiner of Sixte ith und Douglas
some thoughtless i dlv idual in the
height of his unbiidl 1 enthusiasm , had
sti etched a colossal port uituic , in I'lu.von , of
Susan li. Anthonj * acio the stieet , under
which the hugo lettei was : "Welcome
Mis Cleveland. "
TUP tci M s u < so DOIOI
stieet in point of inteic it and enthusiastic
dcmonitration o < | iiallec if they did not
sin pass those along 'amain. The St.
Cloud restaurant was s'howilj' decoiated in
sticamcis of Pj thiun colors , and flags and
banners , while the Mlllard and the Arcade ,
too , were both bccominpljembellished. . The
checi ing along Douglas'was kept up until the
last carriage was bj' , and the councilmen in
the icar vehicle never felt lonely lor ono
nt the Eighteenth street Catholic school gave
the pi esident a great ov ution as ho passed bj' ,
while at the high school , around which the
procession was diiven , the dcmonstiation
was paiticulailj1 impiessivo Over the main
entrance to the giounds was a beautiful ban
ner , on which , in bold letters , could bo lead :
"God Speed the Mun Who Docs Klghtl"
The latter part of the drive was hunicd
along at a livclj' late as Colonel Lumont
rather vlgorouslj- Insisted on getting off upon
the pieseiibed time At the depot the ciowd
that collected was even greater than that of
After the president and his wife had
boaided their ear , hundreds of men ciowdcd
about the icar platform and shook hands
with Gi over , and although thcio was an un
interrupted demand for a speech , ho pei-
sistently maintained n disapjKHiiting
silence. * As the train pulled nwajtheio
was a ilnal fitful must of eheeis , and the
thiongs , dust-covered and perspiring , eagerly
dispersed , and tht president's visit was a
part of histoiy ,
THE KNIGHTS' J > AHA1 > E.
A Fine Shcming By tlio KniglitH of
The i nrjdo of the members of the uniform
rank of the Knights of Pjthlas was ono
of the grandest sights which the people
of Omaha have cver be-cn pumitted to wit
ness. At 0:30 : o'clock the different divisions
of the two regiments were drawn up in line
and under command of Major General Carno-
huntho , procession moved foiward to assist In
doing honor to the president and affording
the citizens of Omaha an opportunity of wit
nessing the beautiful tactics of the rank.
Some time was consumed In receiving a
number of divisions and lodges which ar-
livcd on the late trains. As the president
und Mrs. Cleveland passed up Tenth street
and cast on Harncy , Major General Carua-
han and his entire staff , mounted on hnnd-
some chargeis , saluted the distinguished
party with drawn swords. On Ninth
stivet to Farnam and west to Thirteenth ,
the diffeicnt divisions wrro stationed , single
tllo and fiont face , and , past
this line of bravo men , flittering
svvoids anil handsome Uic-'c , the
of the United States and his wife moved ,
acknowledging with pleasant smile and cor
dial bow the graceful salute of the Pjthlan
Knights. The p.iitlcipatlon of the knights in
the icceptlon of the president mtule the at
tendant scene one of beauty. After the
presidential party had pasied , the older to
march was pivcn and ono of the grandest
pageants which nnj' city has ever witnessed
moved thiough the pilnclpal sheets of
Omaha. The oidcr In which the procession
matched was as follows :
Major-Gencial.lames H. Cnnmhun , Aliles-
dc camp Colonel John J. Muiiell , Colonel
Geoipo H. Ciager.
Aide's de-camp , four nlneost , Colonel M. C.
Barkwell , of Wjonilng : Leon Fointor , of
Ohio ; E. T. Hadeliffo , of Minnesota ; H. H.
Hlbben , of Iowa.
Hiigadler-Gcncial W. L Davlon , Major
and Acting Adjutant John E. Smith , Major
.1. U. McNaughton. Suigcon W. H. HunchcU ,
Colonel H. J. Wells. Colonel J. H. Gibson.
B. & M. band of Plattsmouth.
Chapman's Cadet band of Hustings.
Apollo band of Lincoln.
Colonel H. V. Downs.
Nebraska leplment No 1 and stuff.
Lieutenant-Colonel W. D Hunt.
Major Sehui man.
Adjutant 0 E Douglas.
QUIIIteimaster J. B. Wiipht.
( juuiteimaster Scigeant Poteison.
Lincoln division No 1 , tvvcMitj'-four men ;
'aptnin ' , A. A. Laseh , lieutenant , J. W. Pcr-
ilvnl , heiald , T. K Stonci.
Apollo illvislon No 11 , ( Llmnln ) , thirty
men : captain , C. M. Keifei , lieutenant , H.
W. Kellv , heiald , Walter Keems.
A. D. Muishul division , ( Lincoln ) twenty-
'out men ; captain , Ui'igor , lieutenant Si/cr ,
herald , Chappell.
Auroia division , nineteen men , captain
Dolain Catcs , lieutenant , M. D. Wildish , her- ,
lid , J. B Hopcrs.
Fremont division , No. 21 , forty men , cap-
ain , M. J. Muhoncy , lieutenant , A. M. Ailis ,
tieiuld , E. D Percy.
Kails city division and mcmbcis of Tecumseh -
seh division , twentj eight men , captain ,
Ptlev Pepoon , lieutenant , H. C. Davis , her-
nld , .1. A. Whltmore.
Nebiaska City division , twenty men , cap
aln , Flank Turner , lieutenant , Donaldson ,
neiald , Hi own.
Musical Union band
Colonel Thomas II Hurrell of Omaha icg-
ment [ No i ! ] and stun.
Quartet muster , Colonel C. S Higgms.
Suigcon , C M. Dinsmoie.
Scigeant , Tiostles.
Mji tie division No ! ! , twenty one men. cup
aln , J. \Vlnnneiy , eapt.iin commundiiiK ;
icutenunt , J. J. Wells ; heiald , Gcoigefaa-
Full on division No 15 , sixteen men , cup-
ain , C P. .Needhmn ; lieutenant , Seldcn ;
iciald , Huridhuucr.
Omulm division. No 12 , thittj four men ,
cnptuln , .lolin T. Ilujwmd ; lieutenant ,
Weeks ; heiald , Pe.isner.
Tiojan division , No IS , twenty-one men ,
aptain , W S Speucci , lieutenant , Kinkel ;
ii'iuld , Johnson.
Lilj division , No. S , thiitj-Iivo men , can-
tain , .1 S Laing.
Keube/ol , sixteen men , enptntn , Homy
Hoinbeiger ; lieutenant , Fullei ; heiuld , Hel-
Lancaster division , captain commanding ,
. .1.V Lounsburj- .
Bl.uk Kaple , twintj-clplit men , cnptnln ,
L ( ! Cinpp , lieutenant , Haiiy Mciiium ,
'ieiaW , J. A. Hi own.
Mount Shasta division , eighteen men , cap-
uin , H. C Cole , lieutenant , T. P. Tuttle ,
iciiild. J. W. Mm net.
Douglas division , fifteen men , captain , An-
ileison , heiald , Fied Fuller , lieutenant ,
Council Blutls bund , Couiu il Bluflsdiv ision
Nn 27 , foitj men , cuptum , Hicks , lieutenant ,
Tibbets , heiald , Williams.
Membcis of Pink Lodge , Omaha
Mcmbois of Ctiir Lodge No 9 , Ashland ,
This closed the long mid imposing parade.
Fnllj 1.IKH ) uniformed knights were inline.
The manucveis and tactics of the men weie
excellent , while the discipline of the officers
was appaicnt to e\eiy one at all familiar
with the niovemcnts of the soldier. Major
Gencial Cuinuhun was mounted on the fa
mous white hoi so of Jumcs Cieighton , the
onlj steed of that color m the line ,
run hMonr vuntiii.i )
thiough the piinupiil sticcts until 1 o'clock ,
when thej bioke innks and retiied to leceivo
the pi iv ate commendation and congiatula'
tions of their fi lends
The encomiums and compliment1) paid to the
knights weio piofuso on all hands , but
among them all none more heart j than that
given by Mis Cleveland her
self. On Fainam stieet , just
after tinning fiom Ninth , and
after view ing the long line of brave and gal
hint men , the illst lady of the land leaned
tow aid the Hon. John A. McShano and ic-
markcd in her sweetest tones : "How nice
they look. " Suielj the Pjthian needs no
bcttei tiibute than that given by this lovely
woman , a tribute which found n hearty echo
fiomcvciy one who viewed their imposing
MKS. ciavKiTvMvs : OUTFIT.
Dc-hc'iIjitlon of Her Traveling and
Mis. Cleveland's traveling dress is an ex-
quisitelj' fitting costume of daik brown foul
ard silk , the skirt of whidi is blown , with
ti miming of white floweis , forming u mass
of full.diapt'ij' , fulling in giaceful festoons ,
entliely hiding the under petticoat and made
bouffant at the back , the waist being of the
plain cut to fit the flguio to perfection , and
eloselj' laced up the fiont as fur us the bust.
A dainty bonnet of the same completes n
most tasteful toilet. She has a handsome
dinner di ess of black velvet , made by the
same tailor , opens in front to foim a pctti-
iVat of white inoiro coveicd with black Jetted
luce , the back falling fiom the waist in full ,
iich folds , tciminuting in u long tiaiu. The
bodice of velvet is cut squaio in the neck ,
which is filled in with tholace coveicdinone ,
finished with a niching of the same at the
thiout. Plain tight sleeves of velvet , with
elbow pulllngs , foi in un ai tistio finish to the
TIII : HUSH or VISITORS.
Loaded Trains llrliif ; In Thousands of
The earliest morning tialns fiom the east ,
west , south and north had cxtia cais and
all were ciowded. The dummj' tialns fiom
Council Bluffs novel had such loads of pas
sengers before. ThcMissouii Pacific and
Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis & Omaha
trains had a woild of people upon
them. The Chicngo.BuiliuEton & Quincy and
B. ft M. having an unusually laigo
number of curs brought In a multitude from
different jwints in southern and western Ne
braska whllo every train on the Union Pa
cific was ovei loaded. Tlio scene at the depot -
pot was exciting to say the least. There was
nothing but Jostle , jam and a confused crowd
of people. The officers in charge of affairs
thcro weio taxed to their utmost ability to
prevent accidents und they certainly had a
hard daj's work of it.
Tlio Postmaster General Taken u
Look at It.
A BF.E reporter was bcsido the cairlago oc
cupied by Postmaster General Vllas , Mis.
Vilas , Judge Wukcloy and Acting Major
Bechel as they passed the postofllco.
"Tills is our postofllco and custom bouso
building , " said Mr. Bethel.
"Rather of ancient architecture Isn't 1U"
replied Mr. Vllas.
"Yes , " i Jd Juflge Wak9l9yj 'bufc as our fa
cilities nro not near what wo should have for
our fust Incieasing business , wo mo In hopcn
that jou will do something to help us when
jou gctaiound to It. "
" 1 have been thinking of It , " mildly re
plied Mr. Vllas. At that i > olnt a telegram
was handed him , and the conversation closed.
1 > DS AND ENDS'
IilMle Iteint Picked Up AloiiK the
The police looked llncly und did good ser-
Senator Paddock met the party on this
side as did pmoinor Thajer ,
The windows of the Millaid woic full of
waving liamikcichlcfs as the paitj * passed.
Fortunately no accidents oocuiicd duiing
tin ) dnj' , notwithstanding the gieat crowd of
Ten thousand little Hugs were Issued to the
sihool ehlldicn e.nly josteiduy moiiilng by
Judge Giolt was a silent , but evidently n
ilcn nnt spcctatoi of the leceptlon given the
The car that brought In the Hustings ill-
islon , U. U K. of P. , was handsomely dee-
iiitcd with bunting.
The cuitluge in which Senator Mandeison
ode bioko down on Twentj sciond stieet ,
jut it was soon icpiiiicd.
Huscull's best fi tends and woist enemies
'ailed to iccognizo him in his silk lupcllcd
ivercoat and shiny beaver. <
Chailes 11 Hi ovv it's t csidenceasverj'pi ct-
IIj dceoiatcd , and the plu/za wua ciovvdcd
, vitli a bcvj' of joung Indies.
Theic was onlj' one noticeable defect In the
.irungcmcnl . and that was the absence of
Colonel Champion S Chase.
The Second Wind Di'inociatlc club woic
'ormcd for review on Douglas stiect , near
Eleventh , as the jn evidential paitj * iiassed.
The lloial decoiations on the. caiiiago in
which the piesldent lode weie of of line exo-
ution in design and selection of llovvcts.
Councilman Fold's high hut vvhUh has
level been used but for f uncial puiixisos
Iteietoloie , looked biilllant in the cio\vd.
Dr. Miller and James E 13ojd nevci looked
: noio smiling in thcii lives than when thej
tcppcd off the ear In v\hich the picsidcut
The tumor that the pi esident fainted when
: ie saw -some of the sketches of himself and
ivifedisplajedon the sticct is eittlielj un-
, t lie.
Jumcs MeAi dlot he vctctnn Douglas count j
ileinociat , ninmiked that Onialiu had gicctcd
Lho biggest man that over ciosscd the Mis
Secictaij Lament was leeched withgtcat
iplil.iuse in passing the Paxton hutol Manj
old ft lends of his btoke into the line and
gi aspcd his hand.
The badge sellois weio in their glory.
Five of them who have lollowcd the pics
: dcntlal party from Washington claim to haio
made (1KX ( ) apiece.
The letter caiiicts though last In line
looked us though they hud staj ing qualities
.o outlast in u walking match the plumed
knights lire-ceding them.
Tlie cut lingo containing tlio piesldent was
lot diiven bj'Jim Stcphonson us it was un-
lounccd it would bo. Wheio was James
iv hen the light came in !
Thephotoguipher was there. H. English ,
onoof the photographers fiom Hughes' g.il-
erjon Sixteenth stieet took p let lues nt the
depot and on Fainam stiect.
liichaid Carpenter , an old-time f aimer
f 10111 Surpy countj- , came up to sco the presi
dent jesterday and remarked : "This bungs
no back to Buchanan's dajs. "
The majoi it j'of the public offices through
out the city weio closed a few hours in the
.tunning to alloul the cltl/cns an opportunity
to see the picsident and his wife.
The Second wind democrutio club , fiftj'
stiong , James Donnelly captain and headed
by the Bohemian band , tinned out to pay
their share of tubule to the president.
The Hist cheer that gieeted the presidential
pattj'when it touched the Nebiasku soil ut
the biidgo came fiom James Wilson , sten-
ogiapherof the Linlngcr-Mctralf company.
A. nov el fc.itni o of the day was that A. B.
Snow den , u well known demociat , closed Ins
sample loom fiom 10 o'clock to midday
duiing 'the piesident's piesenco in the
The car committee had six members in
their baiouehe. Consuleiing the fuct that
theio weio stout men in the party , the
ciowded condition cun bo upptcciated.
Division Supeiiiitendent Die kenson of the
Union Pacific , was on hand at the depot and
did good sei vice in keeping the ciowd out of
the reach of the t tains. Ho wore u Cleveland
badge verj' giacefully.
Juan Uojlc , of Kcainoj' , on behalf of the
Nebraska demociats assembled in convention
in the city , presented Mrs. Cleveland with a
basket of choice flowers ns the pi evidential
cuittdgo passed the Paxton.
The Indian band headed by Piofcssor John
II. Schmceso , rendered many popular nils
during the moving of the pioeession. They
led the Young Men's Democratic club , which
is supposed to bo proof positive that the
band is of a Tammany character.
The Young Men's Democratic club , under
coinmund of Colonel Flojd ami Hobait Wil
liams looked well , although the woid
"joung" should not be applied to sovcial In
the i.inks who will never sco their fiftieth
On Fourteenth and Fnrnam , ns the knights
passed up the street after tlio piesidentiul
can Inge , an old colored woman , who mistook
the puipose of the display , icniaiked with u
shrug of her shoulder , "Dems the bes'
lookln' demiciats ebci I seen. "
Dr. Heniy Chatnbcis and W. G. Cionin , of
Fiemont , Neb. , weio piomlnent spectatois
of the pioeession. The Hist named re
marked , "I have seen receptions to four
ciowncd heads in Euiope , but I never saw
for u place of this size such n laigo turn out.1
The United States ofllcois of the icccptlon
committee were early on the ground. Thej
weio in full nnifoun and consisted of Genera
Hawkins , Gencial Dandj' , Colonel Teirill
Dr. MeParlin , Colonel Baker , Major Teiiy
General Bieck , Captain Kay und Licutenan
After the piesldent and his wife had departed -
parted there was u scramble for flowers fiom
thoiaiilago that they occupied. Many u
joung lady has ono which she will hold as i
keepsake to lemembcr the day Pjcsidcn
Cleveland , and his beautiful wife , vlsltct
Early In the moinlnp , Judge Sam Welsh was
bettlnp five to ono that the pi evident would
remain hero all day. "Postmaster Vilus tele
piaplis diffciently , " remarked n bjsUnder
"To h 1 with Vilnsl"said the judge , "i
Pat Ford gets a hold of Cleveland ho won'
leave for a week. "
A woman with two children stood at the
corner of Fifteenth and Douglas , and as the
president's cai rlago passed , exclaimed : " Yoi
old rebel. If I hud a gun I'd ' kill you. " Tli
woman's words and actions caused a llvcl.
scattering among the ladies and children uca
her , ns all thought oho was insane.
A special train caino In from Missouri Val
Joy with more than ono hundred pco
plo who desired to sro the intMdc.nl
The sujperlutcncftnV a ) . Mhjsouii Valley lol
thocltbens that If they would purchn o ICO
tickets ho would put on a spoclal. The tick
ets were given to F. L. Davis , and ho sohl
more than ono hundicd on the platform tn-
side of fifteen minutes. The purchtuos came
and saw the piosldont.
Ono of the prettiest events of the march
up Farnam stioct was when the pu'sldentlul'
carriage had i cached the Pacific expus *
oompiinj's pfilie , llttlo Lury Hochel , the
nine-jour old dmiphtor of tho- auditor , pio-
sentid to Mis. Cleveland , on behalf of the
company , a magnificent boquet of bountiful
How eis. The lady i evolved it very piacU
ously , bow Ing und smiling her ueknow loclgw
monts to the llttlo donor. M
The hotels of Omaha were crowded to thelft
utmost oapuoltj' , and the futt that their genJ
eiul oupat'lty Istoncodod to bo no less thuti' '
four thousand will plvo nn Indication of tlu
number of people In the elty. At the Paxtoni
In the moinlng thoio woio bv nitual fount/ /
K' > ( ) nt bieukfust , whllo the Mlllard gave a
Horning meal to 575 All the restaurants' '
voro crowded , mid not a private bourdlnir
uniso In the city hud loom for any moiuf
Thol'aclllcstioct toaehors stationed them *
elves on the ombuiikmont on Muson street ,
ml , ns the presidential earilupo passed , they
vavcd haiidkcrehlofs and veils with vlpor-
us enthusiasm. They were at last ol > -
crvcd by Mis. Cleveland , who guvo the
iresident n gentle nudge , uhoicupon the
iresidcnt iiilsed his hut and Mrs Cleveland
jovved and smiled vei.v giuelotislj- .
Allen O. Mjers , lepteseiitlng the Clnelii-
nil Enqulior , got left on the procesHlon jes- '
eidav. His train was late and he did not
it live until overj thing was all over. Mr.
Ijeis icmuined In town during the after-
loon and at 5 o'clock was given a reception
by the Hlks ut the Millaid hotel , after which
n informal him h was served in the ladles'
idinaij' . Mr Mv eis Is managing editor of
ho Cincinnati Enqultor , and also ptopiiutor
nftho official oiganof the Elks , The Social
Yesteiduj- the di awing room of the pres-
dcnt's special car , In responding to the
netty little addiess of Congiessmaii Mc
Shane , his excellency addressed Mr. Mc-
jhuno us "Mr. Major. " Evoij body , incltid-
ngMr. McShano himself , noticed the lapsus
Ingtia- , though none of those present at-
empted tocoriect the piesident's mlstako.
Ir. Mi Shane blushed , hut hcfoio the presl-
lent's short speech had como to a close the
nnoAiineo had passed uvvuy , und Cleveland
.itci . acknowledged that it was his mistake.
"That Is not the English way of iidlnp , "
said Senator Mandcrson to the president
vcstoiditj' , us the HlulTs bojs How past the
lain on ponies "That is peculiar to our
ittlo bojs , though I umleistand that Buffalo
Jill , one of our Nebiasku men , has intio-
luced some i ofoi ms in the i idinp of a number
if cockno.vslth . whom ho has onmo In ion-
act " The lofeietico to HulTalo Hill , und the
'u < t that ho hud pained an usi cndiiney over
the lidcisontho other side of the Atlantic ,
seemed to nnpicss the piesldent ns a eon-
inest indeed , and us If in sjinpathy with the
novemcnt which Hill Is inaugurating ,
auphed heartily at the success of the NO
DI askuli , with which ho aheady seemed
DOWN IX ailSSOURl.
KuiiHitH City Itcaclicd After u Short
Stop nt St. Joe.
K \\fAs CITV , Oct. 12. The president's
3nmha entertainers seemed unwilling to let
lim go , und the tiain was fully three quar
ters of an hour behind time when It got
invny. At Plattsmouth , Hamburg , and
other places the people weio out in force ,
tnd though the tiain did not stop , displayed
their enthusiasm veij' effectively. In the
outskirts of St. Joseph Congressman
Bums und Mr. Hurtwick , president
of thoboaid of tiudc , boatdcd the train and
besought the president to make a longer stay
.linn the allotted half hour. This ho re
fused to do. The urtillcrj' , chinch bells and
steam whistles heralded the uiiivulat the
St. Joe depot. The town was jammed with
natives and stiangcis. The mayor und 10-
ccption committee iccelved the president and
escorted him to a cuiriago. The piocession
then started uptown. A stop was made for
, i moment ut Central square , whcio the pupils
of the convent of the Sacied Hcait
handed the president a beautiful lloiul flag- ,
while those of the public schools gave Mrs.
Cleveland a costly silver basket filled with
roses. The sti cots weio handsomely deco
rated and the crowd for the most part or
derly , except on the return to the depot ,
when a lush caused by the fi antic attempt of
thousands of people to get into close quarters
with the president made it a woik of pain and
danger for his follow-excurslonlsts to make
their way to the train , a woik in which the
committee and police lendeicd but little as
Among the souvenirs of the St. Joseph
visit which Mis. Cleveland brought away
was the ono found in her car after the train
had left. It was un elegant monomial
satchel , on which was printed , "To Mis.
Fiances Folsom Cleveland : St. Eli/ubeth
society greets jou with n salutation and ben *
odietion on this , October 12 , 18s7. Fol
lowing this was u legend stating that the
donois deemed It not Inappropilato on this
occasion to point to a paiullcllsm of the cir
cumstances of Mis. Cleveland's present state
with that of that society's pation , Eli/.aboth ,
queen of Hungary , which made that queen a
piototjpo of society. Culled in the fiist
llowci of her joutlt and beaufy to J' ! ° fcldo
over a nation , she was distinguished even be
yond her qiiccnlhicss for her simplicity ,
benignity and charity. It closed with un ex-
pi ession of the hope that Mis. Cloveland'u
life , like that of Queen Elizabeth , might be a
halo of viituo and holiness und that the
blight example might Hvo foievcr.
AlllllVAL AT KANSAS CUV.
The train ai lived at Kansas City on time
8:15. : At the depot anil for blocks around an
immense throng had gathered and a lear of
dicers went up us the tiiiin cumo to a stop
und the partj' omciged. The procession
quickly made its way to the Coutcs house ,
whore the guests letiied for u brief icst.
The police an angcmonts In the streets vvcro
admirable und the Huong was kept well buck
from the tairlages. The trades dlspluy this
evening marched past the hotel soon after
the arrival of the party.
Shortly after 0 o'clock the pi csldcnt and
wife appealed In the parlois and for un hour
iccoivtd the mcmbeis of the icceptlon com
mittee and their fi lends. After they hud 10-
tired to their rooms the cheers of the ciowd
in the street caused them to appear ut thq
balcony for a moment.
What might have been n veiy scilous acci
dent occuncd just bofoio the party reached
the hotel. At Ninth und Bioadway two
table tiains weio standing close to each
other. The cable hud broken during the day
and the strands had been wi appcd with wli o ,
The gi ip of the second train became en
tangled in the tin cads und starting up
crowded into the fiist tiain , pushing It Into
u thick ciowd , Injuiing several people
Ediously. The piesident's cairlago was
twenty feet bevond the tiack when this hap
pened , tlsc his safety and that of his vvlio
would have been Imperilled. Of the in-
juird , H. C. Harding will lese both lugs ,
James Johnston , ( colored ) , the lower portion
of the light log. Piivato Wilson , of the In *
dependent guaids , had his head badly cut.
uud K W , Illhcn BUfteicd soveio btulscu. It
Is tk < v.eht if any otlieiscio lujuicd they
w i a il LCI lously hurt ,
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