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IV4 JPATCH will issue a WASHINGTON
Souvenir. Agents should send
Ethe Chief Feature of the Wash
MEW YORK IS MAGNIFICENT
pn Her Eadiance, Appearing
. as a Bride Awaiting
-' Her LoYer.
Successfully Conducted According to
Programme, but on a
OP THE PEESIDENT,
fJHli, an Attempt to Have His Landing'
Y , -Eesemble That of Washington,
One Hnndrei Tears Aco.
k DETAILED HIBTOEI OP THE DAI
Tuesday. 9 A. M. Thanksgiving Scr-rices
To essay, 10 A. 91.. ..Commemorative Ex-
Tuesday, 10 A. M.... Military Pnrnde Start.
Tuesday, Noon Parade in Fall Swine.
Tuesday, 6:36 P. M.. Centennial Banquet.
Tuesday, 8 P. 01...... Illumination. I
Wednesday, 10 A. M.Civic Parade.
,The first day of the three days' Centen
nial celebration of the inauguration of
Washington as the first President of the
United States has come and gone. New
York scored a great success in the manner
in -which the programme was carried out.
President Harrison entered the city in a
somewhat similar manner to that of General
"Washington, and held two receptions dar
ing the day, besides reviewing the nava'
paradeand attending theball in the evening.
rsrZCIAI. TEIXGBAX To THX DISPATCH.
April 29. Mag
nificent stood New
York this morn
ing, fraud, splen
) did heyondT-even
' her usual magnifi-
she was and glori
ous with color
irom end to end
and side to side,
at the meeting of
the waters, when
day broke. She
was as a bride
awaiting a bride
groom, and her
dress was as gaudy
all aflutter with
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? -a ww -ja m
ribbons as was ever the garb of ancient
J Venice in the days when her doges wedded
her'to the Adriatic.
'T.Day broke beneath a sullen sky. The
last thing at night the eyes of the expectant
-million were turned to the sky where the
?- brilliant lanterns of the night sparkled
V- their confirmation of the constant promises
-''by the Signal Service of fair weather. The
4first thine: in the morning every face was
-i turned to the sky, but it was hid by clouds
A against which the brisk westerly wind
Therefore the pleasure-
seeking crowds turned out with umbrellas,
jand all looked for the rain that was not: tn
fe-come after all.
; An Early Start Made by everybody.
Jt The streets in all parts of the town were
filled soon after daybreak. New Yorkers
jjgand strangers elbowed one another all over
,wo. oeiaom, it ever, nave so many out
Isiders been seen among us. Tbe crowds of
Iwork-folk on the early trains and cars gave
place to crowds of sightseers, all in holiday
attire, and much of that attire the uniforms
of military bodies.
r-Away over on the East side, in the un-
celieit neighborhood, countrymen and
women were standing open-mouthed before
''the fire houses. In the furthest points on
'the "West side strapping rustics were askim
?; the direction to the Battery.
1 'The strangers betrayed themselves most
l&musinglyon the .elevated roads. "Here,
lb"oss, stop this train; I want to get out,"
trampled the feet of his lellow passengers
sidSiwung his arms in a Third avenue
- strain, between Houston street and the
Cooper Institute. Parted pairs of country-
.-jnen tacked across the tracks at the station,
fan3'oth:ersblockaded the passage ways as
theyEclaBiored for tickets to the special
placesthey wanted to go to.
"'tVcll Pnld for Getting TJp Early.
But our guests were well repaid for their
early rising. In all the Uptown streets they
tsaw the shapely arms and jeweled fingers of
our graceful housewives, festooning their
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bunting; thpy saw the menservants of the
rich put out the storm-belated flags; they
saw the chromatic figures of the hurrying
soldier, and the gilt and feathers of the
proud staff officers already hastening to
But of all the city's achievements, what
she did in the way of decoration was most
to be dwelt upon with the eye and with
mental satisfaction. In the past, on occa
sions of jubilee or grief, we have capari-
;eu our nouses mainly on the principal
cets, but to-day there is .no section so
!r remote from the actual scene of
scelebratioa that it does not vie with all
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the others in the glory of its decking. If
there is an exception it is the case of Broad
way. That makes
A Poor and Inadequate Display.
"We lave long known by the signs that
reach from the City Hall to Thirty-fourth
street, that this majestic artery has passed
into the bands of men of foreign birth, but
we never knew until to-day that they were
deficient in loyalty or parsimonious in tne
expression ot it For brilliancy, for actual
outlay, for fervent co-operation with the
people, lower Broadway, where the old cor
porations of the city are, was the banner
street of the town in this holiday movement.
One other thing that did us no credit onr
guests also saw. That was the series of
arches put up by vthe city. .Elizabeth had
none so shabby; a "Western boom town might
have been expected to do better. These
arches were at the foot ofWall street and at
Twenty-fifth and Twenty-third streets and
Broadway. They were small, cheap and
either inartistic or hideous. The one at the
foot of "Wall street, a shell of canvas dotted
with shields and hung with mere ropes of
bunting, does not become a great city. The
one at Twenty-sixth street, distinguished by
Drunken Pasteboard Soldiers,
would be refused by the manager of a
Bowery theater if a scene painter offered it
The one noble, imposing and beautiful
arch is that at the foot of Fifth avenue. It
was designed by Mr. Stanford White, and
even he may well be proud of it.
But the town asva whole never was so gay,
and as the tresh west wind raced the streets
and set all the ends and loops and folds of
bunting snapping and fluttering, and
stretched each flag out rigid from its pole,
the sight was beautiful. Combined with
the gaudy trimming here and there were
thousands of portraits of "Washington, and
these were so varied and so extraordinary as
to demand a passing mention. Their vari
ety reminded one of what Mark Twain said
of the pictures of the apostles, when he went
abroad and found the saints all German in
Germany, all French in France, and all
Spanish in Spain. Here there were "Wash
ington to suit every taste, "Washingtons of
every nationality. Now and then one was
seen that the rain had partially dissolved,
so that the austere features of the great
leader took on a bibulous and disorderly
The movement of tbo Multitude
in the streets all the morning was toward
the Battery, tempered with an indefinable
current towaVd the river sides and the heart
of the city. Hour after hour the tide on
Broadway set strongly toward the city's
float, and hour after hour the elevated
trains of all the lines discharged their
crowds at the Battery, Hanover square
and Rector street Every glimpse of either
river front disclosed the piers and the ship
ping all gay with colors, and nature
lent her aid in the parks and churchyards
with the vivid green of the crass plats and
trees and shrubs bursting into bud and leaf
The people themselves caught the infec
tion. Ours is the only nationality in the
world that does not confine fine dress to the
rich, and in to-day's crowds all were in
their best apparel. The women, with that
graceful instinct that glorifies the sex, wore
pretty bows of red, white and blue, and
pinned badges upon their children, so that
they were to be considered with the military,
as enhancing the gayety of every scene.
HID HEESELF HEOHD.
The Old Town of Elizabeth GWes New
Yorkers Pointers on tbe Art of Decorat
ing and Building Arches His
tory a Trifle Oat of Date.
"When 8 o'clock was reached the prelimi
nary celebration at Elizabeth was well
under way. Historically, it should have
taken place six days ago, for it was on
April 23, 1789, that George "Washington
stopped at the ancient burgh and was enter
tained by Elias Boudinot, of the Centen
nial Congress, and by the people. But
all things, even history, has bent to the
plans of onr committees. President Harri
son made "Washington's long journey in
one night, and this morning before 720 he
was in Elizabeth, where the people lined
the sidewalk and about 4,000 men were in
parade ranks. He and the Vice-President,
the Chief Justice, and Justices Blatchford
and Field, rode to the house of Governor
Green on Cherry street amid the ringing of
the church bells, the cheering ot the people,
and the salutations of cannon.
The Hon. John Keen took the members
of the Cabinet to his historic old house, that
was so famous in "Washington's day. The
Cabinet members, justices," and the rest of
the official party, came together in a splen
did train of palace coaches.
Parade Reviewed by tbo President.
After the breakfast at Governor Green's
the President took his place at about 9
o'clock on a reviewing stand before the
Governor's house, and there saw more than
half the procession. "When this part had
gone by he entered a carriage and followed
the other marching men past the other
paraders drawn up in Una on either side of
It was a notable display. Four companies
of the Third Regiment of New Jersey troops
led the van; then 2,000 men of the Grand
Army, and then the Odd Fellows, members
of the United Order of American Me
chanics, the PlattdeuUchers, Knights of
Pythias in uniform. Knights of St John,
and 13 boys in Centennial uniform. Then
came the Hibernians, 600 strong, and last
of all the farmers, descendants of those who
had met "Washington at "Wheatsheaf, a cen
tury and six davs before. These farmers
were now dressed as Continental soldiers,
as Indians, as boys going to mill, as old
time farmers with scythes and sickles, hoes
and rakes, and they carried with them floats
on which were scenes representative ot
Old-Time Pleasures and Duties.
such as spinning the wheel and sleighriding
with a troup of merry folk in a very ancient
sleigh drawn by four horses. This Eliza
bethan feature of the great spectacle was
more unique than anything New York had
to show, and not less interesting.
"When President Harrison reached the
cross roads, half way to Elizabethport, he
had to pass under a most beautiful arch of
triumph, one that would make us New
Yorkers blush for the bad taste of our serv
ants could ve all haveseen it It istalled
the "Living Arch," because it was so cov
ered with beautiful girls in white as to seem
to have been formed of young maidens.
They represented the States and Territories.
They carried banners, and when the Presi
dent was directly beneath them they flung
down upon him a great store of roses, in sin
gle blossoms and in bunches.'
A city of that size that could spend $5,000
in decorations may well be imagined to
have looked gay, and so it did. From its
house balconies to the top of the old First
Church, where a steeple climber had put up
some great flaes, the old town lanehed with
joyous emblems of its patriotic thanks
THE PRESIDENT ABOARD THEDI8PATCH.
Takes a Dose of Qnlnlne to
"When the President reached the water
side and went Into the Alcyon Boat Club
house, he saw the water seemingly in motion
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with a multitude of small craft, while the
air was rent with acclamations and rejoic
ings measured only by steam, valves. The
Dispatch lay out in the deeper channel, at
Shooter's Island, and the President was
taken to it in a small boat
The great "Washington made the journev
to New York in a barge, royally furnished
with a crimson canopy. Sloops bore down
upon his'boat with companies of singing
men and women, and the water was dotted
with sailing craft Only one man-of-war,
the Galveston, of .the Spanish navy, was
there to lend the tnunder of her guns.
President Harrison's grand entree was
differently ordered. Even in the trifling
matter of weather the occasion differed, for
"Washington came to town oh a bright and
golden day, when the sky was cloudless, the
sun was radiant, and the then pure waters
of the harbor were as clear and green as
Reception on tbe President's Boat.
"When the President and Vice President
reached the "Dispatch in the Alcyon's barge,
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Graham for Harper's Weekly.
the former was received at the gangway by
Mr. Jackson S Schultz, on behalf of the
Committee on Navy, without any remarks
further than a respectful salutation and
greeting. Mr. Schultz introduced the Presi
dent to the other members of the committee,
and the President was then escorted to the
main deck by Messrs. Gerry and Bo wen,
Chairman and Secretary of the Executive
Committee, and presented to the several
members of the party on board. The same
routine was carried out in the 'reception of
Vice President Morton.
On the Dispatch, beside those named
above, on the trip to the city, were the
members of the Committee on Navy, in
whose technical charge the ship was;" Gov
ernor David B. Hill, Mayor Hugh J. Grant,
Admiral David D.Porter, GeneralJohn M.
Schofield, Secretary Tracy and his son
Frank, Secretary Proctor, Secretary Noble,
Attorney General Miller, General Sherman,
Commodore Bamsey, of the navy yard, and
James M. Barnum of the Plan and Scope
Mr. Ilarrison Tnkcs a Little Quinine.
There was a little delay in getting the
Dispatch under way, a part of which Presi
dent Harrison utilized in securing a dose of
quinine, as a preventive against possible
harm resulting from the exposure on the
bay. He was not in any way uncomforta
ble, despite the fact that his overcoats had
become "shifted" at Elizabeth, and his
heavy winter garment, which he needed
now if ever, was then on its peaceful way to
the Fifth Avenub Hotel, and buttoned
around him was a lighter weight for protec
tion against the mild breezes, on land, of
spring and falL
CEOWDS AND CEOWBS.
Multitudes Congregate nt the Lower End of
the Busy City to Welcome tho Presi
dent Roofs, Streets and Side
walks Packed With Peo
ple An Impressive
Let us return to the metropolis and see
what the people were at in the busy city,
while Yankee Doodle was on his glorious
way to town, impersonated by the chief
magistrate. "Wall street and lower Broad
way were the chosen places for the now
swarming multitude to congregate in, and
the people were now coming not only from
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the upper city but from Brooklyn, Long
Island, New Jersey and Staten Island, and
they were coming as the waters come in a
thunder shower or as autumn leaves fall in
an October gale.
Never was any street in this city so near
ly curtained with radiant bunting as was
Wall street The biggest flags the people
ever saw were those that the sailors hung
before the Custom House, And yet many
other buildings were almost as nearly hid
den behind similar gay holiday clothing.
From the fluttering colors on the "Ward
Line pier, at the foot ot the street, to the
gaudy drapery at the doors of Trinity
Church, was one continuous fluttering,
bellying, brilliant, almost flaming mass of
The magnificent horses of the mounted
police, the first cavalry horses in the town,
were all tethered in front of the Custom
House, each with an impressive night-stick
sheathed on the saddle, and officers stood
near by white-gloved, freshly-shaven, and
Somo of tho Street "Scenes.
It was 9 o'clock and the streets were
humming with the cries of the1 curbstone
peddlers selling programmes, inedals, flags,
.A. a. a. . ,
pigs-m-clover boxes, sandwiches and whiti
ever they fancied the crowds could be in
duced to buy. But the one notable, im
pressive and. extraordinary feature of the
morning was in progress of development It
was the massinir of a multitude upon the
housetops and the "wharfroofs and the pier
ends, wnen all nad taken tneir piuces,
rmmanitv formed a nvrflmid at the Battery.
The crowds rose up irom sidewalk to bal
conies, from balconies to windows, from
windows to roofs, from roofs to towers, then1
down again to the sidewalks on the other
side of town a huge moving wedge of mea
and women uplifted against the sky.
The best of all these picantio niles for
sightseeing was Cyrus w. Field's "Wash-
jngion ouiimng, ut uie corner ueiwccu uo
Bowling Green and Battery Park. Mr.
Field neoDled its roof with invited guests.
supplied with numbered tickets, and iur
nished with step-like stands facing the
An Unobstructed View Obtainable.
From this building the view was unob-
structed in all directions. The North river
the East river and the upper bay, the Nar
rows, Brooklyn, New Jersey, and even the
distant Highlands, all were in plain sight
Next to being in a balloon, it was best to
have a seat on the roof of the Field build
ing. The sight from there was at once glo
rious, imposing and beautiful.
The gathering of the people hour after
hour from daylight Until noon was a move
ment that history will take note of. Xet us
not waste time In" noting its development,
but leap at once to the moment when the
crowd was the greatest, just when, at 11:45
o'clock, the gun on a naval tusr at the month
of the Kill yon Kull told of the arrival of
the President on the D4spatch, at the edge
of the bay. Then it might be soberly said
that the upper air above the city was densely
The unprivileged, happy-go-hazard crowd
at large bad chosen the Battery sea wall as
the best public vantage ground for viewing
the water spectacle. On that fringe of pave
ment, between the water and the green grass
plaU of the park, 10,000 men, women and
children stood seven or eight rows deep, tip
toeing to see over one another's shoulders,
and moving about difficultly in vain efforts
to improve their facilities. From far above
they looked for all the world
Liko Ants in a Swarm.
Beyond them Castlo Garden's roof was
crowded, and beyond that the grass on Gov
' ernor's Island and the parapet on Castle
"William was crowded with sightseers.
There were other crowds on the Army
building, on the Cotton Exchange, and on
some old-time storehouses between the two.
There were stands heavily laden with people
on the Cheseborough building and the Field
building, and the roof of the "Welles build
ing was black with men and women. There
were a few persons in the Produce Exchange
tower, but tho great roof of that structure
was bare. The Tost building was the scene
of another mass meeting.
In short, wherever there was standing
room and safety there were throngs of sight
seers. But no matter where the people con
gregated, bunting flew above them all. The
city was fenced in with bunting. Nearly
all the ships were glorious with the flags'of
all nations, and with the standard used in
the international code system of signaling.
From the tallest masts and the shortest, and
from those that had spars and those that
had none, the strings of flags were dis
played, while every boat that floated on the
waters otforged through them was gorgeous
x JHE NAUTICAL SHOW.
A Scene That Surpasses Description The
Greatest Marine Display Ever Seen
Erenln Now York How the
Illcn-of-War Showed Up.
"Who that did not witness the scene can
appreciate what it was?The common fancy
must have free rein to comprehend it, for
description will not suffice. New York had
before this- appreciated the advantage she
enjoys as the largest of our ports for nautical
spectacles. "We had a great marine display
in May, 1883, at the opening of the Brook
lyn bridge, and in November of the year,
when we celebrated the evacuation of the
city by the British.- But they were trifling
displays beside this. They were like the
efforof a giant who playfully tries his
btreqjh before he realizes What it is.
Iifthe earlyv morning the daylight re-
veNed the men-of-war and "revenue cutters ,
atneaorea in a long line from a point off the
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Battery to a distance of ,2W miles down the
bay". They presented an imposing effect,
but were destined ,-to be belittled by the
mercantile disnlav thxtw.tftafterw&rdmade.
It was fitting that this should be the case iu
an effort of the kind by a country so pacific
as our own. But the men-of-warwere'proud
oojects, for all that
The War Ships In Line.
In the line were the Bewcruiser Chicago,
the old Kearsarge, the Essex, ihe Brooklyn,
the new cruiser Atlanta, the Jamestown,
the Juniata, the Yorktowh, and the new
cr.uiser Boston. All were trimmed with
rainbow linra of colors from their bows to a
poigt abft "their "sterns, where the colors
dipped'intd the water. The new -vessels,
though only .cruisers, were iall larger
than the fighting ships of the war epoch.
They had a modern, stately manner, impres
sive, trim and" soldier-like, if the term may
be used. Theirnewness shone, in every line
of their construction, in every flag, in every
finishing touch of color or of bright work.
Among them all the Boston, furthest away
thoqgh she was, was distingushed by her
color or absence of it, for she was white
while all the others were black.
The cutters Grant.of New York; Gallatin,
of Boston; Dexter, of Newport; McLane aud
Ewing, of Baltimore, and the boarding tugs
Manhattan, Chandler and "Washington, of
New York, steamed alone behind the war
ships, veering from one position to another
with the changing tide. The schoolship
St Mary's was anchored in the East river,
between the Battery and Governor's Island.
She was as gay with flags as her sister ships,
buther bunting rose from the water before
ber, and, rising over her three masts, fell
only to her stern rail.
An Admirable Admlrnl.
The big blue admiral's flag, with a white
anchor in a ring of stars, floating from the
Chicago's mainpeak, showed that Admiral
Jouett was aboard her, to whom be all
credit for what is to follow here respecting
the great water display; for, though Ad
miral Porter was nominally in charge, the
work of superintending and devising the
great spectacle fell to the hands of
"Fighting Jim Jouett" Of all the
ancestries we are boasting just
now in the city and nation at
large, scarcely any is more noble than
his, for he was born of a race of fighting
seamen who made their records under the
Stars and Stripes. James Edward Jouett
himself has been in thenavy since 1841,
when he was 13 years old. He was twice
wounded in Galveston harbor, and his ship,
the Metacomet, was lashed to Farragut s
frigate, the Hartford, iu Mobile Bay, where
he shared in the greatest naval fight we had
made since Perry's battle on Lake-Erie.
It has been said byne deep thinker that
the purpose of civilization Is for every man
to find some else to do his work, and in
obedience to- this economic principle Ad
miral Jouett turned the mercantile part of
the display over to Mr. O. "W, "Woolsey, the
Superintendent of the Hoboken ferries.
An Idea of tbo Immensity.
"When it is considered that to-day's water
display included 1,000 vessels, and was
participated in by more than 20,000 souls
actually on the water, its immensity will be
The scene of preparation for the gigantic
steam parade was so lively and of such mul
tiform parts that the bay was literally alive
with boats; not alive, as is a fish well on a
Nantucket smack after a successful cruise,
but the next thing to that There was no
confusion, but every channel was strained
to facilitate the passage of the boats to their
Down the North river came the stately
steamboats, high-walled and white, and
many windowed. Down the East river
raced the steam yachts, deer-like in swift
ness, arrow like in build.
Bobbing to and fro between the Battery
and the war ships were numberless launches
and oared barges, the latter brineintr realisti-
leally to mind the boat in.whicfu the father
ui luovuuuuv uittuc uia iriuuipuai progress
to this capital. The little vessels tossed like
corks upon the hfgh waves. The sky was
still overcast, and the wind was fresh and
free to a sailor's nicety. Now and then the
channel between the city and Governor's
Island Would be
All Cluttered With Boats,
and in all the channels all the vessels were
making toward the lee front of Staten Island
to gradually fill that offing with boats as J
with a thousand islands.
Threading their war among them all
were the ferryboats, and lumbering clumsily
beside the rest were seen lighters and float
ing derricks and tall grain elevators and
high bare-pro wed steam lighters. Behind
the long, impressive line of warships were
the sailing yachts, bare-poled and idle and
out of the way.
In the cluster of steamboats at the other
end of the bay the signal boats and flag
boats shot to and fro like water spiders,
turning the officers of the parade into
marine cavalrymen. One tug was missing.
It was that of the Dispatch. That busy
boat was with the President in the Kill
Von Kull. But on the other boats, sprinkled
all over the harbor, was the omnipresent
Dispatch reporter, so that nothing could
be missed by the public, happen what may.
At 10:15 the sun shone out warm and
glorious. The clouds flew away and dried
up. The day became perfect At 12:45
o'clock a distant gun announced the arrival
of the Dispatch at the loner end of the
upper bay. The gun sounded
Like a Cork Palled In a Napkin.
In another few moments the Presidental
procession was seen coming into the thick of
the fleet of vessels, through which a road-
-way had been left. The Dispatch loomed
above every other boat, and outshone them
all in the glory of her bunting, which was
Lhung not only fore and alt, but from rail to
rail pver the mastheads in both directions.
The great blue flag of the President
waved above others, an indigo field with an
eagle in its center and a shield of red and
white stripes on the breast of the bird whose
feet clutch a spray of laurel and a bunch of
arrows. This flag, totally unfamiliar to
most Americans, is said to have been de
signed by President Arthur.
Following the President were the police
boat Patrdl, the press boat Laura M. Starin,
the Crystal "Wave, tho J. B. Schuyler, The
Dispatch tugt the Sirus, with the official
ladies of "Washington, the Maine and the
Monmouth, with the Governors and the
State representatives aboard. The'peopleof
some ot these boats crowded forward to see
the sights until one or two of the biggest
boats seemed about to go down bow first.
A Noise John Adams Wonld Ilnve Liked.
"With the appearance of the Dispatch
arose a noise that would delight the heart of
old John Adams, who believed that patriot
ism could be well expressed with cannon
and crackers. Every whistle valve was
opened, and above every vessel arose a
cloud of steam.
Presently the Dispatch passed the last of
the revenue cutters, and began the review
of the naval parade. Then from side
to side of each boat was seen a belch
ing of flame and smoke, followed by the
resonant boom of a cannon. The starboard
guns were heari in NewjYork instantly,
but the noise of the port firing had to travel
to New Jersey and rebound before the citv
heard them. Each vesseUfired the Presi
dental salute, last of all the Chicago. Then
Castle William chimed in with her pop
guns, aud while they were banging at the
city the schoolship St. Mary's ended -he
noise with her saluting howitzers. As each
ship was passed the colors were dipped.
Before that the tars' who had been clustered
at the mastheads spread apart over the
yards and stood like heavy black railings
TJp the North River to Wall Street.
The JSattery was reached at 12:25, under
brilliant sunshine. Then, the Dispatch
turned and went up the North river, but at
the mouth ot it she halted, with the effect of
halting all her escort and literally filling
the narrow water with boats.
At this moment the President, seeing the"
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THE BALL OF BAILS
Forms an Appropriate Close to .the
First Day's Exercises of
TSE INAUGURATION CENTENNIAL.
A Mammoth Opera House Transformed info
a Magnificent Ballroom.
THE DEC0KATI0HS EEAIJjI ESQUISITEi
Too Many People Present tat tbe Danelng to to a Com
As a fitting finale to the first day's exer
cises of the Washington Inauguration Cen
tennial the ball at the, Metropolitan Opera
House was a perfect success. There were
too many people present, for dancing to be
very agreeable, but all enjoyed themselves
looking at the flowers, sights, notable peo
ple present, fine dresses and beautiful
ISPECIAL T1I.EOIUM TO TRS DISFATC1I.1
New York, April 29. To "a man who
adores women the Metropolitan Opera House
to-nigbt was elysium; to a tufthunter, cur
rying the favor of the great, it was a seventh
heaven of delight; to an artist it was
a masterpiece of graceful form and
glorious color; to the seeker for novelty
it was the great event of a lifetime; to
womeu who appreciate the courtly graces
and the homage of man it was like a dream;
to the truly great it was the richest vellum
bound book of human nature that a Catesby
ever studied or a Gortschakoff ever
mastered. In a phrase, it was indeed the
ball of the century.
The time for opening the Opera House
was 9 o'clock. At that hour upper Broad
way was packed with people who told each
other that Daly's was a waxworks museum,
who asked the conductors whether the
Brooklyn bridge was further up town or
where it was, and with men in the attire of
gentlemen who behaved in such a way as
to call for eulogies on their capacities from
the sporting gentlemen who usually rendez
vous at Twenty-eighth street and Broadway.
ALL GOIXQ ONE WAY.
At this time the whole east side of the
great artery was occupied by two lines of
carriages moving slowly at a caterpillar
pace toward the Opera House. The faint
lights of the pole-denuded thoroughfare
threw into the carriage windows pale
gleams that revealed dimpled arms and
shoulders weighted with gems beside impa
tient male faces behind the plate-glass win
dows of the vehicles.
On opera nights and ball nights in the
past there have been scores of carriages, but
here were hundreds of them, hundreds in
each of the two .lines, and the lines moving
at snail paces, for it was the one unique,
colonial, unparalleled ball of our day that
their precious loads of wealth and intellect,
beauty and grace were destined for.
The Opera House had grown to meet the
occasion. Its front had been pushed out
upon the sidewalk of Broadway; its lower
side covered Thirty-ninth street with A
gigantic framework of raw pine.
PICKETS TAKElt At IHE CUBB.'
At the very curbstone men In evening
dress were standing to take the tickets of
the carriage passengers, and of the pedes
trians who came by car and train, and
fought their way-past the police to get
there. Men pushed one another and
women walked on the long trains of
their sisters. The men were coated to the
chin, and but for their fresh shaven faces,
would have looked as they do on 'Change
and in their offices, but tne women were
enveloped in cloaks of the richest
fabrics, iu shawls of historic make and fab
ulous value. They were all bareheaded,
or if their coiffured tresses were hidden un
der airy mantillas of lace or worsted, there
was a glint and sheen of jewelry under
At short intervals men were stationed
with orders to direct the men to the cloak
rooms, and there were appreciated anew tbe
marvelous dimensions of this social tri
umph, whose creator, Mr, Ward McAUiste -,
was too proud to distinguish, after his
shabby treatment by the tyros who tried to
take his scepter from him, but who
CROWNED HIM WITH A CORONET
in doing so.
The original lobbies of the Opera House,
now far too small for this great ball, were
transformed into. bowers of greenery and
flowers. The doorways were framed
with arbor vitro and hemlock, and
all about the intervening spaces and
the walls were the flowers of the
olden time, hydrangeas, daisies, the
lilium longifolium a'nd azaleas. Beyond
these green and gaudy halls was the great
auditorium of the theater, now including
the stage, the largest in the country, but
looking very small at the time, so crowded
did the people make it who came to the
grandest ball of the century.
The rear end of the stage ended with a
row of five boxes, which have been de
scribed as thrones, but which are simply
pretty boxes, fronted with red plush the
central one, for the President being
decked .with a brass stencil of the name of
Washington, and capped by a banneret in
imitation of theofficialflagoftheExecutive.
Every box was two stories in height, and all
were Jor the ever-present and far-from-mod-est
committeemen, for the diplomats who
wisely absented themselves alter the
snubbing they got, and for the higher
officials of the army, navy, higher grades of
the civil service, and the State militia.
10T8 OF FLOWERS AND LIGHTS. -
At the sides of the stage were curtains of
flags and piles ot hydrangeas; overhead
were brilliant clusters of hanging lights and
a mass of 100 doves pinioned to vines, to be
let down in a" sweeping curve over the heads
of tbe people when the President should
The ceiling of the auditorium had be
come a mere starting point for a mass of
broad ribbons of bunting of the national
colors, reaching down to the topmost gal
lery. The faces of the three upper galleries
were illuminaeed with .clusters of flags
and the coats of arms of the States
on shields. With rare taste the gasaliers
here and there on the gallery fronts were
backed by flags, the red and white of which
threw forth the light with brilliancy. The
lower partiere of boxes was looped with gar
lands of roses, and every gallery was hung
with royal red plush.
Never before was there such elaborate
decorations of an American ballroom. The
habitues of the Opera House would not have
recognized it It was transformed for the
greatest ball of the century.
WHENVTHE CRUSH CAME.
The crush came first at the door, but pres
ently it extended to the ballroom itself. It
was said that instead of 6,000 persons there
were 10,000 present They kept on pack
ing, packing, packing upon the floor until
it was all but impossible to move about
Then there filed in a squad of signal men
of tbe State militia and Chief Signal Offi
cer C. Stanton (otherwise and at other
times the director of the opera") commanded
them, arranging them in a line across the
stage, in front of the private boxes. Next
hq appeared with a company of artillery,
and they formed a double file down the
I auditorium, leaving a long paseage walled
in by their sabers, np which the Prei
was to pass.
At 10:40 o'clock the trumpeters of IvJa
Second Rattan? nntsirlA in tTi Tn?n inrk. S
ridor. sent up a shrill melody, and the sharp
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rapping of the batons of the band lead
ers followed. The bands in the upper tiers
were alert in an instant, and when the
trumpeters sent up a second bugle-like
strain, the bands crashed out in, unison with
the Washington March.
THE PRESIDENT'S PARTS' ARRIVES.
In a moment the Presidental party was on
its way up the long lane of palpitating and
gorgeously attired humanity. The
cavalrymen bad their swords at present,
and were as straight as arrows. The
programme of the Presidental party was
carried out to the letter. They appeared in
this order: The Mayor, the President the
Governor, the Vice President and Mrs.
Harrison, the' Lieutenant Governor and
Mrs, Morton, the President of the General
Committee and Mrs. Jones.
They Went immediately to their boxes.and
two minutes later thedanceTsmthe Quadrille
d'Honenr marched through the lane of
beautiful women and their eecorts.
On reaching the cleared space
in front of the President's box
they all bowed low and tbe President
stepped out on the velvet steps to recipro
cate the greeting. There, was a great deal
of bowing, and the jam was increasing
every moment Lander's orchestra played
the opening bars of the quadrille at five
minntes to 11. The tune was the "Declar
ation quadrille," and it took just 18 min
utes to execute the two figures that were
PIOUEES OP THE DANCE.
Standing in two lines, lengthwise of the
stage and facing each other, the couples
saluted, walked forward and back, then
crossing hands with their partners, they
balanced across and back. The second figure
was tho simple "ladies' chain." Every
body expected they would dance at least
four figures, but there was such a crowd
waiting to dance that those in the quadrille
did not care to deprive them of the pleas
ure longer than needed, that practically
ended the dancing.
The thousands of gallants and diamond
decked ladles on the great ballroom floor
broke through the wall of cavalrymen. The
break was for the President's box. Every
body wanted to see Mrs. Harrison and Mrs.
Morton. They stood the battery of eyes quite
complacently, and were soon joined by
President Harrison and his wife. Joseph
Cho'ate, Colonel's. V. Cruger and Amass J.
Parker, Jr. The President and Vice Presi
dent and their wives chatted with their
visitors and were particularly cordial in
their bearing to Governor Hill and. Mayor
COSTUMES OF THE TiADTTA
Mrs. Harrison, of course, attracted much
attention. She "looked well and happy.
Her dress was of heavy gros grain, cut with
a Princesse train. The waist was trimmed
with pearl and silver, the cor
sage being filled with gauze, held
in place with ostrich feathers,
as was also the skirt. The front embroidery
of the skirt was in a Grecian key pattern,
worked in silver and pearls, meet
ing panels of silver brocade and feathers,
and a shower of silver ornaments fell from
The most notable figure in the quadrille
was Mrs. Levi P. Morton, the wife of the
Vice President. Her costume was of heavy
white brocade silk, the design being very
ancient Clusters of pinks and wild straw
berries were halt hidden behind
festoons of lilacs, fringed with
yellow interwoven in the material. The
empire coat fronts were of lilac silk, falling
over a princesse front of white crepe delisse.
The corsage was of the brocade, trimmed
with lilac, broad sash ends of the lilac silk
being fastened to the back.
i WY. tn KTnA7iTnrijin nn nnn T,ArJia
tracted more" attention than -MrsTWilliaia
Astor, and it was probably the valne and
brilliancy of her diamonds that formed the
basis of the attraction.
THE CLEVELANDS APPEAR.
All this time the bands were going
through the list of dances. Nobody thought
of dancing. It was simply out of the ques
tion. Just before midnight Grover
Cleveland, with Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs.
Folsom and Colonel D. S. Lamont and Mrs.
Lamont, entered the big box above Presi
dent Harrison's. Mrs. Cleveland wore
white silk, decollette, and diamonds.
The ex-Fresidcnt's box immediate
ly became an interesting spot,
and while Dr. Depew and Mrs. Depew were
downstairs, chatting with President Harri
son and their circle, Governor Fitzhugh
Lee and his staff and others made the box
one of the loveliest in the Opera House.
The Second Battery was summoned to
clear a path to the dining room. Soon the
gaudily-garbed soldiers came down
with sabers at shoulder arms.
In double file they cut Through the
crush, and presently divided the assem-i
blage on the first floor into parts. The
.swath they made was over the middle aisle
of seats, and at 11:48 President Harrison
and Mrs. Morton led the way to the supper
room. Behind them walked Mr. Morton
and Mrs. Harrison, Mavor Grant and Mrs.
Tracy, Governor Hill and Mrs. Pruvn, of
Albany, Commodore Gerry and Mrs. Jones,
Secretary Tracy and Mrs. McKee.
TOO MANY PRESENT- TO EAT.
It was in the dining-room as in the ball
room. A crowd packed Itself at the dais
where the highly honored guests sat Not
even the soldiers could keep the curious
back. At 12:40 the President and Mrs.
Harrison left the ball and went home to Mr.
Morton's house, escorted by mounted police
men. The great event of the evening was after
the Harrison party had gone to supper.
Then Mrs. Cleveland, escorted by Judge.
Howland, came through the crowd at the
stage end of tbe house. She was observed,
and immediately there was tremendous ap
plause. It was a splendid ovation which
was given her, and was the feature of the
The dancing began immediately after
Mrs. Cleveland had passed from the hall,
and was kept up until daylight dawned.
A CHURCH SPLIT.
Members of a Cleveland Episcopal Church
Srcedo to the Reformed Church.
'tcvTrtlT. TXLXOBAU TO TBI DISPATCH.!
Cleveland, April 29. Cleveland will
soon have a parish of the Beformed Episco
pal Church with about 150 members, who
have left the Protestant Episcopal Church,
on account of a split in their congregation.
Some time ago Kev. B. T. Noakes, pastor of
the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, a Euclid
avenue congregation of the fashionable East
End, was compelled to resign his charge
on account ot a strong feeling against
his low church tendencies, together with
Eersonal objections on this account. One
undred and fifty of Dr. Noakes' parishion
ers went with him, anil after a number of
meetings held in an armory and at resi
dences and any place at all suitable for
services, it was decided to form a new con
gregation to be know as the Church of the
Epiphany. A wrangle then arose as to the
boundary lines of the new congregation,
and the trouble was submitted to tbe stand
ing committee of the diocese of Ohio.
The decision of the committee was unfa
vorable to the new church, and as a result
the Epiphany people have renounced the
Protestant Episcopal Church and resolved
to join the Beformed Episcopal Church.
Dr. Noakes and Mr. B. C. Field, one of the
church members, have gone to Chicago to
inform Bishop Sweeney, of the Beformed
Episcopal Church, of the news, and to re
quest all the necessary instruction, informa
tion and papers of alliance. The Beformed
Episcopal Church was the outcome of a
split in the Protestant Episcopal Church
about ten years ago. It has about a dozen
parishes throughout the country, and will
now be represented. here,
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To Ploat on the Breeze at -theig Ceitem
nial Celebration. )j
TWO'ESGLIStt ILAGS BD0N 10 WI
A Woman Wis the Only Person to OStx Any OljeettM
1 to the Deed.
-A squad of the Pittsburg militia jester?
daylowered two English, flags which were
conspicuous in the Centennial decoration at
New York. The action attracted a largo
crowd, which enthusiastically cheered th
operation. A woman was the only one te
appeal in behalf of the objectionable as
sign. - fSPZCXU. tzxxorax to im DISPATCH.!
New York, April 29. The citiMS
soldiery of Pittsburg and"Westem Pennsyl
vania generally succeed in distinguishing -themselves
when abroad, but to-day they
attracted more attention than is usual even
for them. They have -at least impressed
upon the citizens and visitors of this city the
fact that they are most- intensely American,
and profoundly devoted to the star-spangled
'.'If you will go down in Worth street,
near Elm,'' said Steve Brodie to a reporter
this afternoon, "you will get a good story
full of patriotism, though perhaps in a mis
guided direction." A few questions by the
reporter elicited the details, as far as he was
able to give them, of a story very much out
of the usual run.
"I was made acquainted with Sergeant
Kitsley, I believe his name is, of the Pitta
burg militia visiting New York, and a num
ber of his men called at my place this morn
ing when they were sight-seeing. They
asked me to show them around a little, and
of course I was ready to oblige them.
1 took them out through theTJoweryand
down as far as Worth street, and after going
with them as far as Centex street I bade
them good morning, and returned to my
place. I'm sorry now that 1 didn't stay
with them, for Jf"I had I could have pre
vented a not I had not reached the Bow
ery on my way back when X saw that some
thing was wrong with the soldi rs.
CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE.
"They had stopped between Elm and
Center streets, on the south side of Worth,
and were calling to some one in one of tho
houses. A crdwd collected, and the gamins
in the streets commenced to throw stones at
the windows. I ran back as soon asl could,
and there I saw the cause of the trouble.
An English flag about 8 feet long was float
ing from a shop window above an Ameri
can flag of smaller dimensions,
"This is what had angered the blue coats.
But I've fold you enough; go down ther?
and get it for yourself, and when you have
finished at the first place go a block further
and you'll strike another story of the same
Armed with the factsas far as related;
the reporter went to-Worth street, and by
inquiry found thatthe first place where the
Pittsburg soldiers had stopped was the fac
tory "and dwelling rooms of J. EyieS, a
manufacturer of coat and cloak racks. Tho
building is 122 Worth street, and is three
stories in height. The office door ws
locked, bnt from inquiries in the neighbor
hood among eyewitnesses to the small-sized
riot that had taken place there a short time
before, the statements of Mr. Brodie were
fully verified and added to.
ON FIRST SIGHT.
Said one workman who was employed in
a looking-glass factory, two doors below the
place in question: "I was working here
when tbe soldiers came up. There's a
bloody British flag,' says one of them.
'Let's taKe it down or make them do it,N
said another, and then they commenced to
call to the people in the house. Of course
that ciused every small boy in the neigh
borhood to rush to Ithe scene, and in less
time than it 'takes to tell it the street wa3
"Every mother's son in that crowd was
American to the backbone, and they yelled
and hooted at tbe English flag, and de
manded that it be taken down. The ser
geant in command ot the soldiera acted in a
very quiet and orderly manner. He re
quested Mr. rfyles to remove the flag, or at
least to place it below the Stars and Stripes;
"ihisAtr. Jiyies seemed wining to do
when he saw .that the flag was obnoxieus to
his neighbors, but his wife, I suppose it
was, refused to permit him to touch it
Well, to cnt the story short, the soldiers
stripped the rag off the pole quicker than
ever it was put on, and in less than a
minute it was on the ground trampled under
A WORD OF PRAISE.
"Meanwhile some of the gamins in the
street threw stones and broke a few small
panes of glass,rand they only stopped whea '
a woman bearing a baby in her arms ap
peared at one ot the windows. The soldiers
did right, and it did me good to see it"
Across the street from the Eyles place
some workmen were found making packing
boxes. One of them was willing to tell all
he knew about the affair. "I was working
here, this afternoon when the soldiers came
along. They were not intoxicated, nor were
they disorderly in any way. They saw the
flag which had been noticed by many of the
residents about here, and I wouldn't be sur
prised to know that some of the business
men in tbe street here told them about it
"They asked that it be taken down, and
their request was refused. They argued
the matter for a minute or two, and then a
crowd collected. Mrs. Eyles or some other
women in the house refused to allow them
to touch the English flag, but when they
drew their knives and went after it no one
made the slightest resistance.
CHEERED BY THE CROWD.
"When the flag came down the people
cheered and every one was glad of it It did
me more good than finding a $10 bill.
Those Pittsbnrgers deserve all the praise
thev can get for their patriotism."
"Do yon know anything abont their tak
ing down a flag at another place in the
street?" was asked.
"Oh, yes," replied the workman, "there
was a big English flag on top of the Stars
and Stripes at the big store of George. T.
Knight & Co., 112 Worth street, and they
took that down, too. I guess they didn't
have any trouble there."
At the store of White & Collins, 119
Worth street.it was ascertained that Messrs.
Knight & Co. were English people, al
though they had been in business iaNew
York for years, and are in the highest
standing. They flung an English flag te
the breeze simply as a decoration, and had
no idea it wonld be offensive to any one. As
soon as the soldiers requested that thev take
it down they complied gracefully and the
soldiers and publio outside in the streets
As the sdldiers passed on toward Broad
way and disappeared from sight they were
Consratalatloas from Great BrHata.
London, April 30. Beferring ,;
Washington inaugural Celebration, the
Daily Telegraph says: "From no quarter
of the globe will heartier coagratmlatioaa
uiau uiwt iriiam go to Aaenea,"