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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 14, 1891)
TWENTIETH YEAH. OMAHA , TH THHDAY MOKKING , NAY 14 , 18il. ) NO. 1325.
Omaha's ' Royal Welcome to the President of
the United States.
THE CITY'S ' DISTINGUISHED GUESTS.
The Party Received with the Presidential
Salute of Twenty-One Guns. .
ESCORTED BY MILITARY AND CIVIC BODIES.
Mayer Outing's ' Pitting Words of Welcome
on Behalf of the Municipality.
THE PRESIDENT'S ' HAPPY RESPONSE.
The City in Gala Day Attire , A flams with
Streamers , Flags , Colors nnd Shields.
PROMINENT VISITORS FROM ABROAD.
Public Reception in the Regally Decorated
Rotunda of The 13"0 Building.
ON THE GREAT HIGH SCHOOL GROUNDS.
Twenty Thousand School Children Welcome
the Presidential Party.
WARM WORDS FROM THE HIGH CHIEF.
Praisa of Omaha nnd Nebraska from the
WHAT WANAMM < ER AND RUSK SAID.
fitnry of the Greatest Dny Kvor Spent
liy Oninlin Six Acres of Chil
dren and Attics of
President Hnrrlson nnd party spent six
hours in Oninhn yestcrdny.
Long before ttio presidential trnin rolled
into the union depot the crowds began to as-
ecmolo , und ns early as 10 o'clock the long
platforms , ns well ns the waiting rooms and
nil other nvnllablo space , was densely peopled
with jostling humanity , nil eager
to gnzo upon the chief executive of
the greatest tuition upon the face of the
earth. The living strenm gathered in vol
umes nt cacti tick df the watch , nnd the re
ception committee , though ubly seconded by
a platoon of police under Sergeant Graves ,
had its hands full to keep the throng back
from the trucks upon which the train was to
The military was early upon the scene , nnd
took u position on the cast side of the viaduct.
The entire Second regiment of infantry was
General Wheulbn. Companies
U , 1C and G , which had been at the Dcllo-
vuejaiipo ; for practice , came up on n morning
trnjn , n.id companies C , 15 , F nnd II mnrchod
in from the fort. All of the regimental ofll-
ccrs , Major Worth , Adjutant Mallory , Quar
termaster Turner nnd Surgeon Spencer were
The Omnha guards , under Cnptain Mill-
7ord , preceded by u drum corps , marched to
the depot nt 11 o'clock nnd took up a position
on the platform between the crowd nnd the
carriages that drove up alongside the train.
A special train bearing several hundred ex
cursionists and the reception committee , con
sisting of Major D , 11. Wheeler , Judge J. M.
Thuvston. G. W. Wlllard , W. V. Morse.
D. J. O'Donohuo , D. H. Wood , Dr. Miller ,
U. imrtman , major T. s. uinritson ,
C. J. Grecno , A. J. Poppleton , ilon. J. E.
Hoyd , J. II. Mlllnrd , Thomas Swobe , A. P.
Hopkins , Max Meyer , W. F. Hechol nnd T.
J. Lowry , came in at 11:30. : This committee
went to Lincoln onn special train nt 7 o'clock
to meet the presidential party. Mnyor
Cusliiiig , Senntor Mandcrson , Governor
Tlmyer , ox-Governor Snunders. nnd Hon. J.
C. Cowln of the committee , came in on the
presidential train to escort the executive into
The Prchitloiit Arrives.
At just 11 : (0 ( nn engine profusely decorated
with lings and bunting rounded the curve ,
nr.d the jmtlcntly waiting crowd surged for
ward , while ehcor after cheer burst from the
thousands ot throats. Almost before the
train came to n standstill President Harrison
appeared upon the rear platform , accom
panied by several of the reception commit
tee and members of the party.
_ And then the real hearty applause that
"win to continuo In ono enthusiastic ovation
for nearly an hour began in earnest. The
president doffed bis tint , and stood for a
moment unconcerned ns ho glanced over the
throng nnd out across the city.
A cnrriaeu drawn by four white horses nt
once drew up to the stops , nnd the distin
guished visitor was handed into It oy Chief
Mnyor Cuslung took n se.it by tils side , nnd
Major Sanger , acting inspector general
United States army , was tlio other occupant
of tlio carriage.
According to the programme ns origlnnlly
mapped out Governor Tlmyer wns nUo to
hnvo hnt n seat in the carriage with the
president , but this arrangement was changed
upon the train. The governor's innate gallantry -
lantry would not nllow him to act upon
this plan , nnd ho nccoidlngly took n
tent In the second carriage by the
ldo of Mrs , Harrison , who wns supported
from the car on the arm of the governor of
Senator Mandcrson and wife were seated
opposite tlio governor und Mrs. Harrison.
Secretary Wunnnwker nnd Mrs. MelCeo
ent upon the i ear sent of tlo third carriage ,
mil opposite them were President Loivry of
the city council and Postmaster Clarkson.
Scciotnry Husk , Mrs , Uimmlck , Senntor
Pnddook nnd ox-Governor Snundors wcro the
occupants of the next carriage.
Following them came Hussell Harrison and
ife , Hon. James 10. Hoyd and Gen. Iliooko.
In the succeeding carriages wcro the
No. U. Mrs. Gen. Hrooko , Mrs. iloyd. Mrs.
Duml.v and Mrs. Yatvs.
No. 7. Mrs. Gon.Whcnton.Mrs.Hosowatcr ,
plrs. O'Brien and Mrs. Saunders.
No. 6 , PenlUent llartman , real estate
exchange , with press committee , accompany
ing presidential party.
No. U. Local press committee
No 10. J. \Voolwo.-th , James E Dovd
J. M. Thutston and II. W Yaus.
No. 11. H. \\ood.J.C Cownn , A. J.
Poppleton and W. V. Ueuhel.
No. it ! . U. J. O'Donn'ioo. Charles J. Green ,
Kuclld Martin and A. P. Hopkins.
No. III. Thomas Swobe , UlcnardSmith , W.
V. Moiaotimt Or. Miller
No. II. U W. Willanl , D. Evens , L. D.
Fowler and D. 11. Wheeler.
No. IS. Charles O/dcn , J. 11. Millard , J.
L , Webster anil Max Meyer.
No. Id G W. Looinls and others of the
Took l , ' | > ( lie March.
The euards headed the party as It moved
up tuo incline to tlio viaduct , and the regulars
tlieio wheeled Into place In advance of the
guards. As the party turned north upon the
viaduct tbo battery stationed on South
Twelfth street open a salute of twenty-oiio
guns. The Second Infantry band , that h.vl
occupied a position about the center
of the viaduct , took Its usual plnco ahead
of the troop- ' , and this was the order In
which the line procoeJed to ttie north end of
the structure , wheio the platoon of mounted
police mulurCaptuin Cornuck , that had been
keeping the viaduct clear , took its place as
advance guard until the stand at Seventeenth
and Karnnrn was readied.
The two platoons under Sergeants \Vba-
len nnd Siifvvart took places on either side of
the carriages eccupiod by tbo presidential
It was ono continuous ovation from the
depot to the speakers' stand. The sidewalks
vu'i-o iillcd to overflowing , nnd nlong much of
the route the dense crovsds encroached on the
passaguwny that was with difliculty kept
open oy the police. It was absolutely Impos
sible to keep the crossings of the side streets
clear , and the attempt to do so was soon
Kvery window had from thrco to a dozen oc
cupants , nnd housetops nnd balconies could
scarcely contain the thousands of eager ones
who soughtsomn vantage from which to view
the distinguished party that was passing bs-
1'hns the match continued to the stand
that had been em-tod for ttio occasion , on
tlio northeast corner of the court house
OX TIIIO PIATKOKM.
I'rcMlilciit llurrlsoiiV Hearty AddrcsH
to the Assembled Throng.
Upon the head of Uio column reaching Sev
enteenth street the bugler blew n blast and
the Second Infantry took up position on the
north side , with the mounted police guarding
the intersection at Eighteenth and Faniam.
Una Omaha guards took position nlong the
south side and the presidential carriage was
driven up to the foot of the grandstand.
Cheer upon cheer rang out as ho wn assisted
from the vehicle nnd proceeded up the strir-
way on tlio arm of Mayor Cushing. Then
came Governor Tha\er , Senator Paddock ,
Secretary Wanamaker and President Lowry.
Major Claritson followed , with Secretary
Rusk leaning upon his arm , Then came
Hon. James E. Doyd , and behind him walked
General lirooko nnd staff. At the head of
the stairs leading to tlio pavlllion the mem
bers of the Loyal Legion and thu representa
tives of the Grand Army of the Hepublio oc
cupied the post of honor. They formed n
column on each side of the walk and .stood
with uncovered heads as the president and
party were escorted to seats.
As the president stepped to the front of
the platlorm ho was greeted with deafening
cheers. He stood n moment viewing the vast
sea of people and with n look of satisfaction
settled into the easy chair.
It was the work of n moment to assign the
guests to scats upon the platform.
President Harrison occupied the scat in the
center. Mayor Cushing sat on his loft , and
beyond him sat Hon. James E. Boyd. On the
right of the president General Cowan occu
pied the pout of honor , with ex Governor
Suunders on his right. Governor Tlmyer oc
cupied a seat Justin tlio rear. Secretaries
Uush nnd Wanamakcr were on the right of
ox-Governor Saunders , with thostato oflicers
on the oxtrcmo right. < ,
General Hrooko and staff stood in the rear ,
backed up by the members of the Grand
Army of the Republic nnd the Loyal Legion.
Pleased with tlio Crowd.
As the honored guests took their seats , the
carriages containing the committees nnd
press representatives were drawn up to the
east entrance to the grand stand. The police
forced the crowd buck , and ns
President Harrison watched their efforts ,
ho sat in n study. HP looked
out over the vast multitude and thei , at the
sturdy blue coats , who clubs in hand ,
squeezed humanity into the smallest possible
space. As ho wnti-Lo.1 tlio scene , n smllo
rippled over his features and turning to the
mnvor ' , said : "This is a magnificent gather-
Ing' . "
The work was accomplished and President
Hartman of the real estate exchange escorted
the press representatives , K , U. Outahan ,
O. P. Austin mid A. .1. Ciark to the table.
Following them came the members of other
committees and the in-ttpd guests trom
South Omaha , Council Bluff > and suriouud-
As the last man mounted the platform , the
bugle was blown , the s'ldlera .ind guards
marched to the plattorm and thu populace
rapidly tilled the vacant space.
An Address of Welcome.
Mayor Gushing nroso , and as ho lifted his
hand a hush as quiet as the grave came over
the vast concourse of people.
Turning slightly to the right ho faced the
president , who arose and stepped forward
with his hands crossed behind his back , ills
nttlro was faultless , n mass of iron-grny hair ,
n closolv cropped beard of the same color and
smiling and cheerful , ho was immediately
the hero of the thousands. A buttonhole
boquct of lilacs shone upon the lapel of his
coat , nnd ns ho advanced to thu Iront of the
platform , Mayor Gushing said :
Mr. President : lain commissioned by tlio
ultu-'iis of Umnlri to bid you welcome union.-
us , \\lth pluasuro and prlaom\u ! v\e followed
you on > nur jouiniiy , and the wurm gicethus
wlileh ever ) whole liuvii boon boino to vou on
the swell of uncounted voleos have tilled our
hearts vv itli patriotic nrklo ami atlout'on.
The sunshine liuro may not I o as warm us In
Mint hoi n land , nor thu. ulr uheuvlly ludou with
the pcifumo of ro-.es anil orange blossoms as
on tlio I'.ieltiosloijo . yet neither In iho ono
land nor the other , caii hearts bo found more
\\nriu and frustum with patriotic lo\o and
As uilcr of this mighty republic , we bid you
nek-owe hurtto i iy. Coii.'iatulatlnj the
pronto and the country the people on the
wisdom of tholr choice. ; m < l the country on
tlio faithful uuiformanco of your public
Mr President , although \\n deprecate sec
tional hatred.o coiifosstonation.il and local
pride , anil. sit. xve foul proud toilnv of the
donor conform ! bv ymir Mslt to this , the
metropolitan ritv of the KID it ventral west.
In Its behalf 1 .ualn bid lou an > l burly a
most heartfelt and cordial welcome.
As the mayor conclude , ! the crowd cheered.
The cry wa. taken up and It echoed and re
echoed for bio < l s around. Kings were waved
from n score of buildings , hats were tossed
In the air , whllo the band added to the din
by playing n few strains of a lively air.
Kesponso ol'llio Provident.
When the demonstration subsided , Presi
dent Harrison spoke ns follows :
Mr. Major and TollonCitizens : I can ac
cept without ine | > tlon and with very ( loop
trratitndu thosu coulml words of v > elconio
nliklioii . liavu spukcn on behalf of the puo-
nln of this great city. Tnlco I eforo It has
lioon my plousuii ! to spend a brlof than In th.s
ure.it lomtiiereial niutrnpollsof the xruiit \ al
ley of tin ) MKMjiiri. I have liad oppnrtuntty ,
theicloie. to ultncis the rauld develomnent
whloh jiuirelly has ni.ulo. 1 recollect it us I
saw it in IM | , aii'l ' as 1 see It today I foul that
I neoii to Lo told whore I urn. [ Applause and
ThoMi nuuuldcent structures dc'dleatod to
commerce , lhe-u niaunlllcont eliiuvlies llfilnn
tholrlilies towuuls the heavens , these many
fcchool lionsfn consecrated to the training of
tlio-o ttlui shall ! ) rcciitly stand In our place- )
to bo ro-ioiislbli | ) for tlit-so our publlo Instlui-
tlont , ihuso cre.it stock yurtf * . wncro Iho meat
product of thosB sroit moat-producing states
of tlio MUsonrlnlley are prepared for mar-
kut , and. utmvH all uml crowniiu- all , these
thousand * of happy , comfort.ililo honien
nliteh cluiranterlzc and conn'tiito ' jocir k're.a
city , are a inurtcl and tribute to the enter *
nrUo un < l power of development of the Amcr-
loui. poojile. unsurpa 4ed , I think , by any oltv
In tlio United States. [ Applause and cheers. ]
A I turn my face now towurJ
\YuhlnKton as I hutcn oa to take uc cubllo
duty , partlnllv laid aside durlnz this Journey ,
I icjolco t reool\o hcru In tlinulm that sumo
kl ndiy ( trootltis with whlolio wuro wulcomed
klas i wo Journeyed frmniVush imton tliroueh
iOMiilh to the I'aclllo [ Cries of "That is
the st'ulV. " nnd"ciip6ri7in < i applau e. ]
If anything wore needed to cull for a per
fect surioiiilur of all personal thotiitht in an >
ali-oluto con ecnulon of tin'.illc duty to the '
ccnoril footl of all our people. I have found
it In these inu nlllCPiit demonstrations. [ Ap-
phinso .mil cheers.IVe shall alwavs liavu It
Is eliar ictorlstli ! of free people wo need to
havnpirtv divisions , debate , and political
contention ! built Is pleas ml to observe In nil
this loorney wo have taken how lart'e n stock
of common pall lotlsm wo Uml In u'.l the pee *
ulc. lAppluusu uml oheoirt , ]
You hu\o heroin Nobri'sUa n state of mag-
nlllceiil c ui-ibllltlfs I have seen the oinngu
prove , nnd all tho-o fruits which enrloli and
chir.ietcil/c the state of r-illfornla , I h tivo
seen I.o.idvillc , tne summit city ; tlicsn mining
camps upon the peaks where men are delvlntf
Into the earth to brlin ? out thu rlchos stored
thute , but I return as.iln to the land of the
cornstalk with an affection that 1 cannot describe -
scribe ( Applause and chceisl.
I am sure the o frlemli uho have ucllshted
us w lih the vUlonsof lovellne-i-i and inosporlty
will evcn-e mo If my birth and early tralnliu
In Ohio and Indiana loads me to tlio conrlu-
Hluii that the states that raise corn are the
greatest states In the world. [ Applause and
Wo have n surplus production In these
treat valleys for which wo must sock foieltfn
markets It Is pleasant to know that 00 per
cent or more of our ngiicultural pro
ductions are consumed by our own people ,
[ fries of "Good. " ] I do not Know how soon
it m-iy bo that wo shall cease to be
dependent upon any foreign market for our
farm products. lApplausc and cheers. ] With
the rapid development which Is bolnc inailo In
manufacturing pursuits , with the limitation
which the rapid occupation of our public
domain now brings to our minds as to thu In-
croasu of nizrlonlttirc. It cannot bo a % ery dis
tant day when the farmer shall roull/o tlio
ideal condition and llnd n market out of tils
own farm uniron for what lie pioduccs.
IC'rios of "Kood" and uppluusc.l
Hut In this time It has boon n source of con
st nil thought and/ealons eirort on thu part
of the administration at Washington tobccnro
l.n er foielsn markets for our farm produo-
tloiis 1 rejoice that In thu last two rears
some of these obstructions which hindered
tlio fri-o acci si of our meat products to Amur-
lean market ! ) have been removed. [ Applause 1
I lololco to know that wo huvo now freer ,
larger access for our meats to the markets of
lin land and of ruropu than \voha\o had In
many years. [ Applause. ] I rejoice to know
that tills has brought about bolter prices to
thostocK raisers of the-o great western val-
luys. I believe , under the provision looking
to reciprocal trade In the law of the last eon-
Kit BS , that we shall open yet larger and nearer
markets for the pioduct.s of iScbrnska farm
ers. [ Applause ami cheers. ] Ho distant as you
are from the Atlantic soaboard.lt may have
seemed to you that vour Inteiost in the re
vival of our trade , in thu re-0-.tnbll-hnient of
an American merchant mailne. was uol per-
coptlnle or dliect.
Sot Inn since , an Inquiry was made us to
Iho origin of the freight that was carried by
one of the Brazilian steamers fiom the port
of Now York , and it was found th-it twoi.tv-
IIvo states had made contribution to that
cargo , iiml among those states was the state
of Nebraska. [ Applause and chceis. ] And
so by such methods as wo can , It IH our pnr-
pose to enlarge our foiuljn niaiUuts for Iho
surplus piodt'ctlons of our great country.
And we hope , and wo think this bopo fills inu
great west as well as the east , that when Ihls
Increased trutllo and commerce Is found upon
Ihusua It shall bo carrlu < i In American bot-
loms [ Applause and cheers. ]
A few days nio sailing in the haibor of San
FranclHco I saw throe ureat deep \rutur ships
enter the Golden suto. Ono curried the ( lui ; of
Hawaii and two the British Hag , and at Port
land they took the pains to tow up from thu
lower harbor and to dock In bunting an Ameri
can ship that was lyln in the harhor. It was
ucuilous sl'-'ht [ laughter ] , ono they thoucht
Important to exhibit to atraiifers vlbllinc that
city. Wtiy , my countrymen. I hope the day Is
not far distant when thu slsht of great Ameri
can ships llylnR thu stars nml slr'pes ' at the
foio will bo familiar not only In our own ports
but in every busy mart of commerce tbo world
around , [ Applause and ulieurs. ]
This government of ours cannot do every
thing for everybody. Tno tboorr of our sov-
nrnnioiit Is larwu Individual liberty. It is
that wo shall take out of the way all legislat
ive obstructions to the free and Inmost pur
suit of ull human Industries. That ench Indi
vidual shall 111 his own place huvo the best
chunco possible todo\ulou the highest pros
perity for himself and his family.
Some functions are louired with our povern-
ment. It must pioUlo a cniroi.cy for tliu nso
of our people , for I believe tlio time has KOIIU
by when we will be content to return to the
old system of an Issue of money by state
hanks. Hut I will not ( llseu such questions.
I only dcslro to say this , which Is common
ziound upon which wo can all stand , that
wlmto\ur money the government Issiius , paper
or coin , must be good money , [ Applause and
I have an Idea that every dollar wo Issue
should bo us coed u" any dollar wo Issno , for
my countrymen whenever wo have any
money , paper or coin , thu Hist errand that
dollar does Is to pay emu worKlns-
mun for his day's toll. [ Applause
and cheers. ] No one so much us the
luborlngmun and the fanner roqulio a full
value dollar of permanent value the year
around. [ Cries of "good" nnd applause. ]
Hut , my countrymen , I had not Intended to
speak so lonu. [ Urles of jo uho.id ] I hope 1
have not Intruded upon any ground of divis
ion. I am tulkln' * , not ns a partisan , but as an
American citizen , desiring ny every method
to enhance thu prosperity of all our people ;
[ Cries of "Kootl ] to have this great govern
ment In all that It undertakes touch with
bcneliccnco and equal hands the pursuits of
the rich nnd of the poor , [ Ap-
iiluusu nnd erics of "cood. " ) Nothing
has been so Impressive In ull this journey as
the magnificent splritof pitrlotlsm which nor-
vadcsour people. I have seen onoiuh Ameri
can Hugs to wrap thu world around. [ Grout
applause and chceis , ]
Thu schoolchildren have waved It loyousjjr
to us , and many a time In snniu lonesome
country home on thu bleak sand I huvo seen
a man or womunor a little boy come to the
doorof a cabin us wu liurrlod by , waving the
starry banner In greeting to our train. Iain
sure , u > your mayor has said , that this sumo
ma-'niuceut. patriotic , American spirit per
vades yon all hero today.
God bless you all ; prosper you In cvoiy en-
do ivor : give glory and Increase to your city
and settle all Its Institutions upon a secure
ba-.ls of social order and obedience to iho law
[ Croat uppluusu. ]
For ti brief moment there was quiet , but it
was not long. Again the cheering was ro-
nuwed nnd as it subsided , there were lout
cries for Secretary Wanamakor.
I'ostnnistcr General's Speech.
That gentleman arose and nfter being in
troduced by Mayor Cushing , said :
This part of the postollko depirtment lias
not a free delivery today. [ Great applause.
After the heavy arguments on thusilvei-ques
tlon that I brought along from Donvur I carry
a heavj cold a kind of iilp the only ono
that has been unwelcome to me since I Icf
I fear that some of my friends that have
been trying to stop my talking have at las
suceoodod. but I cannot do less than stand u ]
nnd answer to my name as your publlo ser
vunt. touching you every day with tlio very
bust service that the government conic
command , related to ull your business
and earnestly desirous of promoting I
In every possible way ; pud you touch me tin
morning with this superb weicomo that caps
them nil as I sou It tills morning looking on
fiom this beautiful pavilion over this giua
sou ot people.
Neither thu darkness nor the storm has pre
vented the people fiom gathering about tlio
train from the llrst moment that U rolled on
until wo piiino on tlmo Into vour grout bus !
nos city , lean only wonder at us 1 avl'ig ;
schedule that permits a few minute" , so to
spo.ik. or nt the mo-d , a few hours , to scu thl
great ulty. It Is something like the bmiquc
that was spread for us In one of the cities
Our time table permitted us to have but two
ovstorsout of the Hist course [ Great up
pliuiso. ] Uno might as well try to SOB West
minster Abbey or the scat of the govornmcn
In ten minutes us to see all the vvuiiilurfn
tblius that yon have donu In this gieat busl
ness center of our country. It only makes u
hungry , however , to see more.
Von may expert to llnd us back again some
day when not so hurried to b.-eome bettor uc
( jnalntcd and to learn from you how wo CHI
conduct these departments for the bettor ser
vice of all the people dwelling in thlsgrou
valley. \ on seem to bo the hub aroum
which tin ) states are mov Ing , and fiom till
great hub over the spokes go out grout throb
lungs of your tireless emleuvor. Omnh ,
seems to stand for moro energy to the Minar
Inch than any other point in the country
[ Greal applause ]
Do you think wo are loalous of you In th
east ? Not so. but proud for every success am
for every victory. Wo bid yon God speed
Whllo wo light sorrowfully the forest llros li
our state wu aru glad that yon have no tree
to fell or stumps to blow out , but that all you
brains and brawn may ho planted In thu eutll
to make cargoes for the ships and to fend
streams of gotxl fortune and of blessing over
all this pruut country ,
I congratulate vou this morning on these
sunlit sules , on your fertile valleys , on your
treat cities , oi > yonrwldo streets uml upon all
thesa things which go to make up u meat
city ; and today I do from my vary heart send
no a prayer to God as wo stand together In
what secm llku a great cathedral full of
praUo for all Ills mercies , Blnglng thu national
hymn , glad to bo near the hand thru rules ,
because we know that besldo It Is a heart that
loves the nroplo. wo will plcdgo each other
for now loyallty , for greater devot.on. for
oncncis otjiurnau. to build tin. nat oca auc
tion of the land , but the whplc country , until |
It shall be the now Amerk'n on which thu
world will look and wonder. lUreut applause. ]
The crowd enjoyed the day nnd the '
speeches , and ns Secretary Wannmaker re
sumed ills soil it brok-j Into tumultuous
cheering , nnd out of tbo din came cries for
Secretary Husk. j
Unolo Jorry's Orcctlnj * . j
Tnnt gont.cmnn smiled , nroso , nnd nftcr
being introduced by the mayor , spoke ns fol
follow Citizens ! I nm the Invalid of this
trip , iiot Mr , Wninmnkor. [ great npplansu ] ,
but I urn very l ul tocomo to your state once
more , and I want to serve notice on tno agri
cultural people and the pooplu who are on-
giued In thu pursuits Of agriculture that this
Is not tlio last tlmo you will sen me , for 1 will
be hero again. [ Uroat npnl-iuso ) .
1'ellow olthons. you have heur.l about Cali
fornia , nnd itbont the whole entire nest where
wo have been , but you liavu not heard the big
stories that have been told us In California. I
want to tcl you ono. Away down In Cali
fornia , a gentleman tola mo they could raise
corn equal to the ticos , bearing a
thousand ears of corn and each
ear a bushel of I'orn [ grout up-
pluuso ] . and I told them , "Just wall until t
would give them a Nebraska story on corn. "
Gieat applause. ] I told them that up In No-
) tusKu they ralso-i corn a third larger and a
bird moro uars on tin ) stalk , and the stalk
as hollow and full of shelled corn. ICireat
applause and cheers. ]
Now , I agrco with the president. I was gild
o get buck to where thojr could raise liogs
ind hominy. [ Great npplausu ] And Nc-
iraska Is not only good for that , but I want to
ell you you are the sweetest tutu In the
union , [ rtroat npplanso. ] t looked over the
ugnr Industry In California -two largo fac-
orles but I did not ? co nnytblng that was us
promising as vonr su-jar Industry liero In this
state , [ Applause. ]
Now. we are desirous of opnnliiK up the iiiur-
ketsof tlio woilil , especially tSermuny unit
Trance , to the ho , ; product , and tliroiich the
kindness of congress , of which your senator
was a prominent member , and chairman of
the committee In the senate on agriculture ,
we procured legislation that authorizes an In
spection of these products , which I am Hiire--
or very nearly sure will admit them Into
Germany and Prance when eoninlPted. [ Ap
plause. ] And I will gar If they will not then
receive our pork we will ston their sugar truf
fle. They want to clvo us fifty millions of su
gar , and if they will not tuko our pork no will
sav "we will raise that fifty millions of sugar
In Nebraska. " [ Great Applause. ]
Now. tny friends , I must not detain you
longer : but I am glad to meet you and nould
bo glad tn make you all happy , I must stop
by uylnc God bless the wholoof you in this
valley , because they are made up out of the
Jest portion of the United States. The east
ern people who came hero and settled this
vullev wuru the choice , nnd Ihoy onlv left
jack there the diones to work up tno balance
of the boys and spml them west. [ Gioatap-
> luuso.l And I say. God bless you and good-
jyo. [ Great applause. ]
People AVho AVere There.
Representatives of the Loynl Legion who
occupied places on the platform were : Gener
al Frederick , Colonel Sheridan , Captain Jack
son , Colonel Turson , Capthln Bowen , Lieu-
: onant Coffman , Colonel ' Curtis , ( jenor.il
3rant , Major Pot win , Captain Broatch , Lieu
tenant Wilson , Gouornl Mulcahy , Lieutenant
Coburn. Lieutenant Mercer , Captain Morse-
man , Major Paddock , Captain Holcombe ,
Major Luddington , Color.ol Strong , Lieuten
ant Jensen , Lieutenant Korty , Captain
Stickle , Lieutenant Morrison , Lieuten
ant Prichott , Captain Hichardson ,
Captain Hhodes , Lieutenant Turner , Lieutenant -
tenant Kinslcr , Lieutenant Joslyn , Cnptain
Gorpon , Lieutenant Horn , Colonel bummers ,
Lieutenant Summers , jr. . Captain MclCe.ll ,
Major Franklin , Major Pierre , Lieutenant
Higgs , Captain Moores , Lieutenant McLay ,
Lieutenant Bechel , Mnjor Clnrkson , Lieu
tenant Jackson nnd Lieutenant Kenney.
Grant post No. 110 was represented by J.
W. Eller , S. Adnmsky , Simon Bloom , H. H.
Benson nnd Cnptain H. S. Wlleox.
The following gentlemen represented Cus-
torpost : J. A. Cusndore , O. G. Decker , M.
J. Feonan , Frank Moorei nnd Charles L.
Besides the members of the city council ,
the board of public woits. : city ofllcials ,
county ofllcers , George ' \V Wllhud , J. M.
Ktnnoy , G.V. . Liningfr , 0r" Ifller , T. J.
Mahoney , Judge Dundy , the judges of the
district court , Colonel Chase , Louis Hclmrod ,
M. V. Gannon , ex-Governor Furnace , the
mayor and council of Council Bluffs and
South Omaha wore present ,
To t 'P lice
The march from the grand stand to Tun
BEI : building was not us diflicult a task ns
The street was crowded until it would
have been impossible to bavo squeezed
another person into tlio space , but Marshal
Wcller , nis aides and the police rendered ex
At a word from Marshal Weller , the police
opened the way and the crowd was kept
back while President Harrison on the arm of
Mayor Cushing took the lead. They were
followed by Secretary Rusk , Secretary Wan-
amaker and the other gentlemen from the
The distance was covered in an Incredibly
short time , nnd within tivo minutes from the
tlmo the president left the speakers' stnnd
the entire presidential party , together with
the state ofllcers and invited guests , had been
passed into Tun BKU building rotunda by
Chief Soavoy and Captain Mostyn.
sr IX TUB ROTUNDA.
Hcautil'iil SurroumlliiRH of tlio Itc-
ception In tlio Sanctum.
For the first tlmo In the history of the
country , n presidential reception was hold in
the office of a newspaper. The paper hon
ored by this distinction was Tun Bnn.
The gentleman conferring the distinction
was President Harrison who for thirty
minutes after noon mot thousands of
his admirers from this state and the states
adjoining. In anticipation of the great event
the handsome court of the building was dec
orated in a most beautiful manner.
Ordinarily this feature of the structure
would seem to render decoration superrtuous.
It is beautlfuland majestic in Itself. Bright
ami spacious , with wails as wtiita ns marble ,
and reminding ono of the almost fnblcd halls
of the Alhnmbra , decoration of the most
artlstio kind only can add to
its beauty. It wns not however ,
to produce this transitory effect that the
nrtlst was employed. H was , rather , to symbolize
belize , in national colors , and by the presence
and fragrance of ( lowers , the patriotism ol
the people , and the- blessings of the season
which nro making motnorablo the visit of tbo
chief executive of the land ,
On the north side of the court the majestic
marble staircase had been" converted into n
series of terraces of palms ana ferns. On the
lowest step was the broad sprending
Intcntn forming as it wura the
base for the leafy wall behind.
Then them was the ptieulx , standing up
right , Interleaving with the cycus , tno pan-
uenis with green and white stripes nnd the
aspodlstris. These forinud mi incline
nine feet to the summit nnd
about as many feet wide the
crowning feature being a largo rubber tree
nt the leaves of which thu others came to un
and. In the midst of this beautiful and um-
orald collection were several tinelv
developed specimens hydrangea , the pink
blossoms of which tended to relieve the
sombre effect of the other puints.
From tho' arch above this bed of palms hung
two largo American llngsj , 'gracefully ' loonci
to the pilaster on either side. Pendent
from the keystone of the nrch
was n national shield wtb ( stars of silver
which wore partially obscured by the semi-
caroloas folds of a small Was , whllo nbovo the
blue Held stood n largo sized eagle.
At various places on the mnrulo sills of the
windows which open on all sides of th < 3 court
were disposed draconu grassalls , phlobodlum
pterlus tremuHs nnd n numberot ether vnrlo
tioa of the palm and fern family.
On the panel on the east nnd wes
walls nearest the arch were outlinci
on the pure white surface , heart shapei
shields by moans of braided stripes of the
union's colors. In ono of these outlines hunb
n portrait In oil of General Grant , the
property of Hon. K. IUsowater ) , and on the
other n largo steel engraving of the immortu
Lincoln , -
On the south side of tbo , . court and on the
second story was another national shield
surmounted with flowers , Above tills stooe
a bust of the same martyred president.
The third story Is characterised by largo
openings looking bntweou Corlnthinu pilasters
down upon the tassellalcd pavement of the
court. These openings are guarded by amass
ivo bronze rail. Passing over this rail and It
graceful curvet across the face of each
pilaster wore festoons of silU la the catlona
colors and continuing around the gal
lery In n regular succession of
undulating waves of color. From Iho
middle of each rail fell n broad scarf of satin
terminating in n brnldod Itnot nnd tassel.
I'ho effect of this dccoraMon w.u
really beautiful. It was supplemented
by festoons In the snino coior.s which hung
In heavy brnldod cords from tlio balcony
above. In this manner the intricate work
manship of the balustrade was i.ot concealed
beneath the folds.
The Interior presented n most Imposing
appearance nnd was marvelled at by n num
ber of the distinguished visitors who had
seen It but for the llrst time
It was In this place that President Harrison
mot his admirers. Ho reached the court nt
1 p. in. , being escorted thither ov Mayor
Cushing , Major Claritson and other members
of the committee on reception. IIo
was nttendcd bv Postmaster General
Vminmnkcr , Secretary Husk , Major , Sauger ,
) . M. Ilunsdatt marshal of tlio
) lstrlct of Columbia , G. W Boyd of the
'ennsylvaiiia railroad company. Ho was
net nt the entrance by Mr. K. liosownter of
Tut : BEI : who bade hl'm welcome.
When his oxcolkncy reached tne court , ho
ooked around the decorated walls
and then upward. As his line of
Ision extended to the lofty nnd imposing
nrches which gliatoned in the sunlight , the
vendor grow that such n noble structure
hould bo found west of tlio Missouri.
In the angle of the court west of the terrace
of palms had been spread a largo velvet rug
nnd upon this rested n divan , the back of
vhich was composed of slllr lavender broc.v
ello bordered with pale blue velvet. There
vns a largo parlor chair of the same kind
and thrco easy chairs , upholstered in
nnroon , garnet nnd lavender nnd trimmed
vith heavy corded fringe nnd tassels.
On these for n time rested members of the
ircsident's party while behind thorn stood u
argo scaforthin the ample loaves nnd
irunches of which formed an elegant back
ground for the picture.
Giving tlic Grip.
The president stood upon nn
oriental rug nnd the people filed
inst him. First came Senators
tlnndorson , Paddock , ox-Congressman Dor-
sey , Governor Thnycr , nnd General Brook nnd
ho ofllcors of the department of the Plnttoin
'ull uniform as follows ; Personal staff-
Captain F. W. Uoo nnd Lieutenant C. M.
Truitt , Colonel M. V. Sheridan , Major Baron ,
Colonel Hughes , Colonel Slanton , Mnjor W.
II. Boll , Colonel Baker , Major lionhnm , Cap
tain Ayrcs , Captain Wordon , Captain Simp
son.Then followed the staff of the governor ,
nttired in full dress uniform also.
There were men nnd women , young and
old ; babies in arms , little ones beginning to
walk and boys nnd girls from school. Tlioro
wore veterans from the wnr nnd poor un-
fortunntes whom sickness and old ago had
brought almost to the verge of the grave.
All , all found the president's hand extended
and eacli full a responsive pressure in the
grasp of the distinguished \ isltor. The presi
dent smiled upon each person , nnd in u low
tone expressed the pleasure it afforded
him to meet them. Ho was particu
larly pleased In shaking the bands of tiny
mites in arms nnd to the mothers who carried
them ho frequently spoke words which were
The throng moved in single file nt iho r.ito
of about ninety n minute , so that In the thirty
minutes the reception lasted the president
must have received nearly thrco thousand
During the reception , while tlio throng of
people was eagerly pressing forunrd from
without to grnsp the president's hand , every
floor surrounding the great court was peopled
pled with spoctntois. Through the largo
windows nnd from the spacious balconies
these people witnessed the spectnilo with
the greatest of Interest , and not n seat was
vnented until the doors nt the mnln entrance
were closed nnd the reception hnd been
brought to n close.
Among these who nttendcd the reception
wcro Governor Boyd , Mnjor J. W. Paddock ,
Collector Peters , Colonel Curtis , John Grant ,
ox-Sheriff Coburn , Hen. J. C. Watson of Ne
braska City , K. H. Greer , Kearney : John
Jcnson , Mllford ; Peter Scnminko , Nebraska
Citv ; B. F. Smith , Boston ; Colonel Butler ,
Judge Hopewell , H. II. Medny , Dr. Peabody ,
J. A. WiiUelield , Ilon , K. Hoegun , Lincoln ;
Howard bnilth , Congressman Bryan of Lin
coln ; G. I. Gilbert , Senator Shumway of
Ponder ; Senntor Wilson of Chadron ; Hon.
W. McCann of the same plnco ; Senator
Schrnm of Butler county and u host of oth
ers.At 2 o'clock the reception closed nnd Ser
geant Onnsby inarched his men out of the
rotunda whore they hnd maintained excellent
A Social Call.
After the handshaking had concluded In
the rotunda the president nnd the gentlemen
of his party accepted Mr. Hojowator's invi
tation to look into Tin : BCB editorial roonn.
Postmaster General Wanamnker , Secretary
Rusk , Senators Paddock and Mander
son , ox-Sonator Saunders , Hussell B.
Harrison , General Cowin , Mnjor S auger ,
the president's military aid , and Mr.
Tebbltts , the president's private secretary ,
called with the president. Upon entering
Mr. Kosowatcr's sanctum President Harri
son appropriated the editor's easy chnlr and
pleasantly remarked :
"Well , do you want mo to write an editor
ial. 1 never wrote but ono editorial
in my life , continued thg president ,
and that was whim 1 had n cnsa
in court in Indiana. The decision wns iho
most outrageous ono you over hoard of , nnd I
sat down nnd wrote an editorial for the Jour
nal n column nnd a half long , nnd wndcd into
the other fellows the best I could. That wns
Ilia only editorial I over wrote. "
Speaking of Tuu BEI : , the president n llttlo
later said :
"If you would make mo the owner of this
building nnd newspaper I would just as lief
resign my plnco for the building and the
paper have no term of four years. "
Through the windows of the room in which
the president sat n wldo view can bo hnd of
the southeast portion of the city , the river
below nnd the hills beyond , Surveying the
landscape b snidt
"An editor sitting nt this desk In sucli ele
gant quartois oiitfht to have broad views. "
On tbo wall opposite the editorial desk
hung a satin lithographic portrait of the
president. Mr. Hussell Harrtion , noticing
tbo picture , called attention to it , and re
called the fact that ho had i i the picture
to Mr. Hosowater shortly nl Mio Chicago
convent ! in.
"Yes , " sitld Mr. Hosewnti'Vit has hung
In mv room ovcrslm-o. "
"Thnt picture Is abiut the bast ono over
taken of mo1 the provident obtcrvnd qulotb' ,
"and by the way , It has quito n history , t
was requested to sit for n photo and did so.
The artist wanted to avoid Iho severe o\
prosslon thut 1 hablttrilly wear. At the ttmo
I happened to bo conversing with n couple of
old friends who had nccompanlo.l mo to the
Tlio artist suddenly cried : 'Just think ot
that old widow ! ' Naturally I looked up and
smiled nnd the artist p illod thocapn.I the
camera and got tlio expression of mv Iiiee ns
it nuiv have lit up a little. The portrait Is a
very good ono "
Poitmxstor Gonni-Al Wana-mker said Tun
Uir : building was the most magnificent thing
ho hnd seen. " 1 fed ns proud of It , " ho aildod ,
"as If it were mv own building. "
Botli Secretary Uns't ' and Air. Wnnannkor
said of the Omaha reception that it win tlio
best conducted ns to nicety of detail that
the party had yet enjoyed.
ALONG TillUOUTU. : .
One Pi-ooossliiii Which Moved
I'ronip'ly on TililP.
Promptly at the time designated in the
programme the presidential party entered
carriages ntTitt ; iliu : building nnd startoJ
over the proscribed route , followed by n long
string of carriages containing the reception
committee , the Line > ln delegation , members
of the various committees , city council , mem
bers of the United States court and promi
Per the llrst tlmo In the history of such
affairs In this part of tlio country
the procession moved according to schedule ,
and turned every corner promptly on the dot.
Places at which the procession was billed to
arrive nt certain times were readied
promptly , nnd tlio arrival at the residence of
Governor Saunders was according to timecard -
card In this Instance the credit is divided
between Mr. Goirgo W. Boyd , who Is in
charge of the itinerary of the tourists , nnd
Jim Stephenson , the veteran coachman.
All along the line tlio streets wcro lino.l
with citizens of nil niros and conditions , allot
them with smiling faces , waving Hags or
handkerchiefs nnd uttering loud hurrahs as
the procession passed. Everybody nnd their
neighbors congregated in front of the sniiy
decked houses along the line and waved wel
comes to the party.
The ride was purely uneventful , every
thing moving nlong with the greatest smooth
ness and strictly according to the pro
The only exceptions were first , when the
line reached No. y engine house at Four
teenth and Harnoy , there was n display not
down on tlio program mo. The apparatus
of the lire department was drawn up In line
on the north side of the street nnd in front
of it stood thirty .of the bravo fin ) laddies of
the city , headed by their gallant chief. All
saluted as the procession passed nnd the
president smiled with pleasure at the sight
which greeted his eye. At Sixteenth and
Izard streets tlio line passed No. B engine
house and hero the same performance was
repented. Chief Galllgan being again at tlio
head of his men ,
The three representatives of the press nsso-
cintlons who accompany the presidential
party expressed the greatest surprise nt tlio
reception accorded the president and tlisnp-
poIntcdMr. Hartman's committee , which had
been specially appointed to entertain thorn ,
by declining with thanks the invitation to
lunch , saying that they would have to devote
all their time to sending out reports of the
affair. They stated thnt they had expected
to moke up tholr reports ns they had been uc-
customcd to do In ether cities , In n few mo
ments , but thev found thnt the magnitude of
the reception tequired much moro attention
than usual. .
HhBSS TUB CMILDItBX.
Slv Acres of Them AVnvccl King" ,
SUIIK and Cliccrod.
And maybe the children didn't Improve
their opportunity to se,3 the president. The
enthusiasm by the grown-up wasn't a marker
to the demonstrative glee of the llttlo onos.
An hour or moro before ttu distinguished
party could possibly arrive there , the beau
tiful High school grounds wcro
a seething swarm ol gaily be
decked llttlo mon nnd women , nnd
the buzz that , continually arose from the
throng wnj as sweet na the hum of the sum
mer brcc o through a wilderness of flowers.
The crowd was not nil children , either ,
not by a long ways , tint there were
enough of tlio llttlo folk tliero to Induce tlio
belief that Omaha's High school grounds wcro
The building.was prettily decorated with
Hags and streamers , and over the main nn-
trance wns a banner piomulgatlng tlio
sentiment that "Tho Children nro
tlio IIopo of the Nation. " In front
of the mnln entrance , on the hillside , just
east of where the cnrrlnga was , stood n com
modious plntfoim , ingeniously fi.stooncd
with bunting , nnd nllvo with diminutive
Hags. But tbeso minor adjuncts cut
no llguio along sida of such a trans-
condant decoration as was furnlsho/l In thou
sands nnd thousands of bright , young faces
and graceful llttlo bodlo ? . Kverv nook ,
every cranny , every niclii , every doorwnv ' ,
window-sill , lodge , projection and limb a'c-
cominodated as many boys and girls as could
crowd In or onto Ihnni.
Kvcry tree within the grounds slron ?
enough to support n boy , held any whose
from six to a do/.un among Its bonding
brmclies , whllo thu larger u < ji resembled n
pippin in the fall wbmi bonding buiieith its
It wns a beautiful and an ox-
hllurutlng sight ; ono thnt mnKes
old hearts pulsnto uno'.v , and tbo eyes of ago
glance nnd glitter with luo I'.rcr. of"n return
Tnero was no nrotcnto nt order , and nny
attempt at discipline would have boon
foolhardy. The kids nro ull soIaltsts nt
heart , and they Jostled and crowded ,
and urowod and screamed with due disro-
spoet to interloping adults.
When roosting In the umbrageous brar.chex
became dull or tliwomo , the perching
urchins amused themselves by guying
tl.o superintendent , toaetiers nnd reporters
who occupied the platform , nnd tlio glimpse
of n stalwart "My cop , " with close buttoned
Prlnco Albert nnd ostentatious locust , wna
Invariably the signal forsueh n salvo of hoots
nnd yells ns U only encountered outside of
Although tliero were thousands and.
thou nmU of people , big nnd llttlo.
within the grounds , nnd lining nil ndjiicent
streets , there wns no unpleasant confusion or
nn accident to mar the happiness of the
Mounted and unmounted policemen ,
spio and span in their UIXMS uni
forms , paraded up nnd down
the broad cnirla o way , keeping the mur
muring masses within proper bounds nnd the
rotito perfectly clear for tlio vehicles of the
After a lonir and monotonous wait the
strains of the bind came lloating
n upon ttio bree/o , nnd this was
tlio signal mat tlio president was
coming. 'I'ho children needed no second
prompting , but with ono accord lifted tholr
variegated voices in ono grand pivau of patri
otic screeches , and maintained the din with a
waving of colintless Hints until the procession
drove In and the president's cania n halted
llrivjtly In front of the mnln entrance of the
Inilldlng , and in the rear of the platform.
This was n mistake , owing to an utter lack
of provisions for the occasion.
The president arose to his foot in his car-
ringo and turning made a two minutes' speech
to the throngs of grown people who com
pletely Illicit the space between the building
nnd the rear of the platform the masses of
llttlo ones having assembled upon the sward
In front of the sfucturo.
"It gives mo great pleasure to receive thii
cordial greeting from the teachers nnd pupils
of the Omaha public schools. The most
pleasant features of this Journey have been
tlio beautiful and cordial receptions given us
by the school children. 1 am pleased tonotlco
the magnlllcent sjstem of schools you have
here In Omaha part of n system that
had Its origin In New Knglnml and
now extends over tills entire country ,
the mainstay of this great government. A
number of years airo I was standing upon the
banks of the headwaters of the- Missouri
river , where its waters nro pure nnd limpid ,
but nftcr pnssing through the bad lands of
Dakota the water * of the mighty liver be
comes contaminated and impure , as you sea
it rolling by your beautilul city. Lot mo
hope thnt none of you , my little friends , will
over become tainted by contact with the hnd
lands of experience ns you journey through
Ufa on to manhood and womanhood. God
bless yon all , good byo. "
At the conclusion of tlio president's re
marks , ho was apprised of the mistake nnd
ho instantly had tlio driver rein in his steeds ,
and alighting witli his escort , he made his
way through the clamoring crowd and
mounted thu platform.
"My little friends , " ho ngiin began , "you
do not feel half as badly as I dent tlio thought
that I made my speech intended to you to
your papas and mannm'.s. I liavu not the
time to attempt to repeat It , but I can't getaway
away without telling you of the affectionate
interest I hnvo in all the children of this great
country. Bless you you are the blossoms of
our homos. With n'gooJ bye nnd another
God bless you , 1 um oft. "
Parochial Scholars Hue Him.
The children and students at the Crcightou
college were massed upon the lawn
at the entrance on California strcot.
Knch student bora u small ling and
were a ro.sotto of the trl color.
Loud cheers were given to the president nnd
his entire party. As soon as the procession
had passed the crowd broke up nnd followed
the carriages. The college was. no.itly dec
orated and the students looked their boat ,
their cheers were hearty nnd they all appre
ciated the occasion.
"I always take oil my hat to n child , " said
the president in addressing the children at
Crelghton college , "when I think of his un
bounded opportunities nnd tbo honornbio pos
sibilities in store for him. I wish you nil ,
dear children , and this towering institution
the greatest possible success. "
I'rmn Creighton college the drive was con-
iln 1 according to programme , nnd without
nm.nn , ? another stop until the roUdonco of
ox-Governor S'lundors wns reached. The
entire drive wns ono continuous ovation.
AMONG Till" UOVS.
Postmaster General \VmamaIccr Call *
at the Postolliui * .
Postmaster General Wanamakcr and Sen
ator Mnndorson left the party at the postof-
( icc , as Mr. WanamaUer had expressed a desire -
sire to meet tlio carriers and ether employes.
Postmaster Clarkson Introduced him in a few
well chosen words.
Mr. Wanamakor returned his thanlis , say
Mr. I'ostnns'.or , I/ndlos and Gentlemen : I
am voiy happy Indeed to make this llttlo
vUlt to you us part of our brlof stay In your
city. I should be very iniioh alarmed by wnat
the postmastiir said to me of how badly your
city was treated If I hud not boaid pretty
ne.irly the same thin ; ; eveiyvvhuio I huvo
boon ; and thu trouble Is not so much with the
donartinent as It is with the country. If vvo
could pntusirlng aionnd It and l > cpn It from
growing , I think uc could icuoh out with our
appionrlations. Hut yon can stick u broom-
st'i'U In the ground liore , 1 bollovo , and the
next day It lias got iilnnis on It. [ I.auditor. ]
Those are the kind of storliH I near. Hut wo
aio tiyliuto Keel ) up with tlio country , and
one object of tills visit 1s to get bettor uo-
ijniilntod with It.
1 shall take a great deal of pains to Inquire
exactly i\ hat your relations to oilier onlcqi
are and wbotiicr you are buln tioated fair.
The postolllL-o department does not have a
long spoon with which It can ( lip out the
iiionov from the tiuusuiy. Wo have to eu to
Senator Mandeison and his colleagues and HCO
what they can do. I think they trout ns very
full Iy. At tlio same tlmo I am very Mire that
It vuis'i dull-lent Idea than simply pinching
the appropriations. 1 think that vvo huvo suf-
llolont to do thu worn thoiouuhly , Hint It becomes -
comes n paying bnsltioss , and v > o cot lamer
rotuins fiom It ; anil that \vo aiu trying to
touch that lesson , and sumo of ns are learning
It , I have a great deal of hopu for the future
of iho postal service.
I vvlsn to hay that it docs not devolve upon
tin- postmaster general to do all this ; I can
only do a full day's work , and I nsk you ull to
do that. I know you bavo ! onn hours , but I
want you-If you will , to try and put the very
best spliltln It , and study the inisi.il system ,
and to ondeuvor in uvory way to commend
the uiliiilnlstiutlon. It roflui-ts erudlt upon
your postmastei ! It rollouts credit upon the
pi-oplo that culled you Into the eervu-o ; and It
Is a Kioat satisfaction to mo.
1 bos you to believe It is not a matter of
tastu with inu or a tduusurc. to bo nouu this
work ; It is simply a sense of duly , un I I want
to do It well. I know very well I cannot do
It without your assistance . I believe ths
liuiiib e-t poison in thu postofllco , the ladles
mid tlio KuntlcnnMi , lou nro all very import
ant to tbo lies I success of the olllco In liny
community I tlilnu It Is u plueo of Mich dig-
nlty : wo rnpi.esont a cieut nation ! wo are
a trusted people ; I think thut wo oir.'ht to
reull/o this , ami tn fool thai we. liavu a hlghor
plut-o than any other oluss of clurk * In tlio of-
Ik-es of this great city.
I miiht nut tulk to yon very long ; IndcoO. I
am in no condition to tulle tc > you ; I am worn
out. and I have it wiotehed cold toilaj ; but , HI
the president bus niivcr pasuit a soldier , I
bollove , without l-iUlux off bis bat to him. NO I
try lo consider ull tno postal people my com
rades and follow sohllur.s We aiu mining Iho
same buttle , and , If 1 huvo inlssod speaking to
any of them In any city wheio 1 have
been , | t bus been biH'unso I did
nut STB ilinm , anil It was not bei-anse 1 HUB not
looking. I iniibt not leep yon longer , because
wo cannot stop the vsliro.s of tbo in ilia. I
only want you lo feel lli.it In tbocily or Wash
ington tliii department 19 not sliniy ) a ' .itinulu
of led tape . I count eauh of yon , is pi i-sonal
friends and pm-s.inal . fcervanu will ) u > . and
wliutovcr In'.i-rosts vou und whtiliivcr adds to
the success of vour olllcn II u matUir I nut bus
my | ier-onil attention , uml a mutter ot
vuiy Kri'iit concum to mo. I wunt you
to try tn maUu iho sorvk-o li , this city
u grout deal bettor than tl hui
itvor noon ; oveiy man tu SUM what he can dote
to make It boiler , uv ury boy wu luuelntlio
soivlnn : lul tlinn | .nt foith Iliolr bunt efforts
to dn It , and lot the community say they
no > or hud suuh a sort leu liufniu. And to ,
oven tlinuKl * Mr i'lirsun ! anil I may not
stay in our places , tl will bo hutlttr for tlioio
that come after us bd-aiiso < bey "ill find It
very hard tosuliu b.u-ii n-f iln In I bo old ruti ;
HO we will keen on iiiiro\ | | . - , and wi ; uliull not
ho ashamed of tbo posliil system of thli , conn-
lr > or uiooinp iruil 'vl'.li lliat of othiirconn-
tiTc-i. Woidi'ill ho very pniud tlialwa have
hud tbo pln.isnroof inul.fiu It nliit : It I ) . I
Klvu to each of you my t : r onal gnud wlilici ,
und If limn allows i shall b > > very icUd lo take
yon by ihu hand.
The employes then ranged themneUei In
Hir : mid pinta before Mr. vV naic fcer ,
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