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VOL. XLV. !NO. 13,S79.
1 TIE WORLD
GentSnnial of Lewis
GREAT THRONG AT EXERCISES
OpeningCeremonies Are Hailed
by Perfect Day.
PATRIOTIC CROWD PRESENT
31illlary Pageant, Addresses by Na
.tions Dignitaries, Fcstivitlcsln;
Exhibit Palaces and onTrall
Inaugurate World's Pair.
The Lewis' and Clark .Centennial Ex
position,.. is open. Portland Is playing:
Host to the world.
-Yesterday, the opening day. '.will find
a bright place-In the history of theya-
tlon, markingas It doc, the starting
point of an -enterprise that means the
sneatcr upbuilding of the .West and
Northwest; pew .trade relations " with
the Orient; closer commercial relation
ship ..between the Pacific Coast and .the
Atlantic "seaboard; and the hundreds of
attendant and Incidental benefits- that
wMl accrue to the country.
The opening ceremonies and demon
strations were on a. scale commensu
rate with the greatness of the day.
They, were carried through .without a
hitch of any consequence. Old Expo
sltlon attaches, who have .attended tbe
Important World's Fairs of the past
decade, declared they had never before
beheld so pretty . or so effective an
T.he attendance passed even beyond
the most sa.nguine official expectations.
Crowds, such as have never before lined
the streets of Portland, saw the great
military pageant that preceded the
opening exercises. Standing room" on
three miles of streets was at & pre
mlum. And when the parade was .at
an . end this ocean of humanity turned
its tide on the Exposition gates. Pass
ing 1n steady streams through the nar
row turnstiles it inundated the entire
Exposition, grounds. .
Surging Crowd -on Grounds.
Once inside thegrounds the morning
crowds sought the scene of opening
exercises. Some there' were MTip ca'me'ai 8
o'clock when the gates opchoJ antt got
near to, this jrfatform. Others came
with toe paraae ana mica up lae avail
able BpacjSfc everywhere in seeing or
hearing distance- This crowd was an
attentlvene upon which the full slg-
nificance. of tbe, auspicious moment:
seemed, to bang. . j
Through 11 the applause and in the '
words of- the local speakers, there was
the stronc 'note of Oregon patriotism
felt by Oregon patriots prond of their j
state always, ana aouaijr ou vu
crowning day of the Fair. It was this
spirit and the thousands that lent their
presence to the occasion that contrib
uted more than anything else to the
completely successful and satisfactory?
launch!ng-of the Lewis and ciarK.t.en
The weather, too. contributed its full-
share. In fact, the weather could , not
have been improved upon. A strange co
incidence lies in the fact that the sun.
was hidden behind a blanket of ominous-
appearing clouds until the vqry hour of
the parade, when its brilliant rays broke
through the impediment.
' Daylight had seemed to tell very plainly
of showers to come.- The clouds screened
the sky completely, . and the temperature,1
was favorable to the precipitation of rain-
It was nearly 10 o'clock when a curious
and friendly sun" burst Us wayTfce of
bondage. A llvelv strugglefollowed In
the heavens, and at one .time the clouds
seemed on the point of regaining' their
lost ground. But they didn't. The sun
rallied and held Its own throughout the"
day, and added, the one touch necessary
to make thoiExposltlon s opening not only
eminently 'successful, but entirely pleas
ant. . '
; - City Astir at Dawn.
Dawn found the city astir, and ki gala
attire. Long before the hour for the pa
rade the streets were'thronged. The van
tage points for witnessing the pageant
were gonerally appropriated by 9 o'clock.
The parade proved a fitting prelude to
the opening ceremonies. The long line
was made up xt soldiers, cadets and blue
Jackets. Near Its head rode Vice-President
Fairbanks and members of the offi
cial party- in carriages. They were landly
checred all along the line of march. There
were no stupid floats or long, urcsflme
arrays of civic organirations. These
things had been wisely debarred as being
out of harmony with the occasion.
A scene of martial splendor Jill these
troops presented as they drew up on tbe
terraces 'at, the "Exposition grounds under
the speakers stand. Cavalry of the reg
ular Army stood on the topmost terraces.
Behind them were the infantry regulars.
mllltta and cadets. As the official party
drove uii, bugles called attention. The
cavalry stood at "present arms" and the
foot soldiery at "parade rest" as the offl
dais wended their way up the grand
staircase and took scats on the platform.
Across Guild's Lake on tbe peninsula a
section of artillery tolled off the Prcsldcn
tial salute of 21 guns, the dark blue smoked
from the cannonading lifting slowly
above the Governments palace and add
ing enchantment to the peaceful grandeur
of tbe inspiring landscape to the north.
This salute brought on the opening exer
cises. All of the speakers were enthu
siastically received. Especially cordial
was the reception accorded the .Nation's
representatives. The exercises -were
anarred by no unpleasant incident. So
orderly was everything that the heavy
detachment of policemen and guardsmen
were not put to the necessity of issuing
a single admonition.
It was exactly 12 o'clock to the dot when
President Hi W. Goodc, of tbe Exposition,
railed for order. It was hardly 2 o'clock
when President Boosevelt was informed
by wire that all was ready. Tbe Presl
dent wa6. In waiting for the message at
the White House.
Exposition Formally dpencd.
The great crowd leaned forward in
state of high nervous tension waiting for
tho first peals of the Government chimes,
which were to have been President Roose
velt's first response. But, lucklessly, the
chlmos failed to work, and after a full
minute of breathless waiting, the assem
bla'ge was informed by Mr. Goode that
the President had sent his greeting. At
the same time fie declared the Exposition
(Concluded on Page IS.)
LIKE MUNI .
' III Of NIGH
Myriad .Lights. Make Brlffiant
the Forests, the Buildings, j
- and thellake. -
WATER GLISTENS IN BLAZE,!
Almost as .Large a. Crowd Gathers
-for Unusual Spectacle-' After - -
Dark, as Thronged Grounds
in the 'Day Time. .
There were apparently almost as many
.people at tbe" Fair grounds last' night as
were present at the opening . exercises.
Although' the exhibits buildings were
closed, the Exposition by night seemed In
every particular at great an attraction as
during the open hours of tbe day.
When darkness fell upon the heights
that raue beyond the fairy city the rea
sop was plain.
As a feast for the oye the spectacle was
incomparably ' beautiful. No man can
know' the number of the lights which
glorified the " scene. They appeared to
have been "sown "with millions of flashing
.stars. The buildings were festooned
wfth them, the shrubbery was bedecked
radiated from the trees and blazed upon
the water. The fireworks, which were a
feature of the evening, were beautiful In
the extreme, but they paled before the
splendor of the electricity.
The ' Bridge of Nations was nothing
short of a conjurer's masterpiece and
even deep In the waters of the lake wcre
myriads of lights.
Bands of muKc filled the air with mel
ody and thousands reveled in tbe feast
of sound. In the main stand Inncs' Band
gave Its first concert and it was almost
impossible to find room upon the terraces
for all who came to hear.
Receptions were held In various state
building?, the restaurants were crowded,
and "The Trail" was thronged with mer
rymakers. Many of the shows along the
latter avenue are still uncompleted, but
those which were prepared to entertain
natrons were crowded, upon the lake
were hundreds of boat? and tho prome
nades presented brilliant scenes.
Ever body was In high spirits and hap
pier, belterrdressed and more reprcsenta
live people never graced a similar fcte-
Opcnlng. night was auspicious In every
particular and augured well for the nights
and days of the big Exposition that are
EARTHQUAKE KILLS MANY
Towns in Albania, and Montenegro
CETJXJEL Montenegro, June. L There
was an earthquake this morning through
out Montenegro. A number of houses col
imftBti, and one -person was WHed and'
MMl were injured.
."sse earthquake caused great damage at
Seartaria. Albania, .where about 500 houses
coHapeed ahd- 290 ' pcrsqns were, kjlled or
rYacJit Thistle Finishes Tenth. .
THE LIZARD, June L The American
-sckeoner Thistle, one of 'the contestants
a the race for Smperor William's cup.
JMafeed tenth at 12:H P. M. today.
SOMTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODATS Fair and- warmer. Northwesterly
TEaTKRDAYS .Maximum temperature. 71
cleg.; minimum. 53, t Precipitation. 0.0 or
an loch. ... .
Tie War la the l"ar Xartr -
New and detailed-stories' oZ;na.raI battle.
rare 3. ' ; ' ' i i,
tiswmfad sunk by tier captain.' Pa jo ii
Jemtchuc funk tn battle. Page t.
Itusitlaus Ipie et least' 7000 dead, Japanese
only 113. Page 5. ,
Mutiny of Russian sailors In battle. Page 4..
Czar about to call national assembly to de;-
clde on peace or war. Page -i.
United States and Franc both strive to
"brine about peace. Pace 4.
Rumored, death of Czar. Tage 4.
Kxtremely narrow ' escape cf Loubet, from.
bomb; crime traced to Spanish anarcnuu.
Pge S. '
King Alfonso greeted with enthusiasm la
Paris.- Page 3.
, National. ,
President .decides on Southern tour before
extra" session. -Page .
' Decacsiic .
Great 'Northern decides to abolish -passes
ana charge oaa pennies in niinmgiuu.
Prick committee scores Equitable manage-
mrnt ana proposes ruici tmuis"
Chicago strike leaden make charge at at
tempted bribery, rage -
Northern Pacific provides new trains for Ex
position crowds. Page 4.
- Sport. - .
GUnU defeat rtie Siwashes. JPnge 0.
Pad He Coast Leaaiie-r scores: rortiana o.
Seattle 2; Tacorna -l; Oakland o: ix
Angeles, 3, Uan Francisco Page 9.
Sanfo'rd Skinner and wife brutally murdered
by J. W. Richards near tugene. or.
Hall storm ravages Condon and Gilliam
County. Pace 8.
ijghtnlng kills two young sons of Rev. Fred
Cooper, near wenalchee. wasn. 1'age -.
Commercial aad Marine.
Active grading in fruit In early morning.
Bull campaign started in July wheat. Page
Stocks of grain In California warehouses.
Stock market in watting attitude. Page 13.
Steamer Roanoke brings large crowd of Fair
visitors. Page IS.
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Lewis and Clark Centennial' Exposition Is
formally opened with most Impressive
ceremonies. Page 1.
Grand military pageant precedes the begin
ning of the Fair. Page 13.
Today Is -Washington's big day at the Fair.
VIcePreldent Fairbanks has a strenuous
No nres and -no. crimes mar the day. Fage
Not one complaint of extortion Is made by
visitors' la Portland. Page 15.
Distinguished guests are banquetted In the
New Tork building. Page 17.
Features of the opening day. Pages 13-1S.
Opening day attendance almost ' -10.000.
At nlrht the Fair? grounds are a brilliant
spectacle Page & -- .
Fortlaadi aad Vlelalty.
Mayor Williams meets and foils foul attack
. by circular. Page 30.
rtrnubllcan nominee defended - and be
friended Salvation Army when It was
persecuted. Pago 7.'
Two cranks attempt to see Fairbanks.
Page 20'. ' -
Voung girl killed by bolt of lightning on
Council Crest Pago 13.
DELIVERING HIS ADDRESS
THE FI 38,5J?
Big-Record Is Matte: on the
Opening "Day of the'
R0&D EASILY HANDLED
Visitors UcglRMo Come Before tho
i Iilttlc Confusion.
; - - A
ADMISSION'S. 36,3:7. v
As nearly, as could be estimated by
Chief or. the -Department- of Admis
sions Ft S. Davison the total admis
sions a the Lewis and Clark Expos!-1
v Uon yesterday was 39.377. 'Thla etl-
mate was announced last .nlghtaf ter
the gate? had been closed to the public ,
" and ' reports from the three entrances
had been counted.- Mr. ,Davlsotr says
that his' estimate Is not absolutely-correct,
and that he will not know the
. exact number of admissions until to
day. He says., however, that ' he Is
"certain that his estimate announced
I last night will cot vary" more than 200
admissions either way. '
Contrary to the predictions of those
who attended the other Expositions
and were . compelled to remain outside
the grounds for hours at a time owing
to the crush, but little difficulty was
experienced at the entrances of the
Fair yesterday In handling the Immense
crowds of -people that thronged through
the gates from early morning until 11
o'clock at night. The 30 operators
that manned the stiles at the Main,
St. Helens and Twenty-eighth-street
entrances, stood faithfully at their
posts taking the admission tickets un
til -6 o'clock, when they were relieved
by another force of men.
Many of tho operators were so ex
hausted that they could' hardly walk
from tho Exposition grounds,, to the
street-cars whlch tookT them to their
borocs. It was a continual click, click
of tho stiles from & o'clock In the
morning, until the. gates were closed
with the exception of about an hour
late In the afternoon when the opera-
tori were given ashort period of rest
as the crowds lessened. However,
about 7 o'clock the night crowds be
gan to arrive, and from that time on
it. was the same as In the morning.
Tha srreat crush was experienced at
the Main entrance, which had 12 stiles
In oDcratlon. Immediately after the
opening day parade.
Early at the Gates.
Before the gates opened at S o'clock
in the momlntr people beamn to as
semble at tiie three entrances of tbe
AT OPENING ;OP: EXPOSITION
'Exposition. Tbeewaia long string
of restless men, women and" qhlldren
In waiting when the ticket windows:
were opened at thelMaln entrance to
;the. 'Exposition grounds. Not. waiting
for the parade the people flocked Into
the gates. As the day advanced the
crowds Increased until about. 10 o'clock.
when the strings of visitors In line to
secure tickets extended4 several blocks'
Following close upon the rear of the
opening day parade there appeared in
front of the gates' a packed mass of
humanity never before etjualed In
Portland. For blocks and blocks In
'the vicinity "of the gates the .streets
were so crowded with people that It
was with extreme difficulty that a per-
"son could wedge his way through even'
for a few steps. At first there was a
good deal of struggling and crowding,
but the public soon realized that the
more orderly It was .the quicker It could
obtain entrance into the grounds.
The usual custom of falling in lino
o secure admlssiou tickets was en
tirely forgotten, as the people were
packed so tight that t would hav been
Impossible for those in line- to move.
At the ticket windows, where fourt
expert cashiers were at. work," nothing
-could be seen but hundreds of out
stretched arms. With- a rapidity . that
was amazing the money was taken
from .the open hands and; the tickets
and change placed in them, those who
"were-served moving-away in a body to
wards the gates to have their places
taken by others.
' Turnstiles Kept Busy.
At the main entrance, the crowd
melted as the hundreds presented their
'tickets and' were allowed to pass
through the stiles. For fully half an
bour it looked . a3 though thousands
of people would have to return to' their
homes without seeing the Exposition,
for apparently no impression was made
on the great masses. But slowly and
surely the edge of the crowd crept to
ward and gates and within another
hour the packed mass of humanity had
disappeared. Still tho people arrived
but as they did not gome all In a rush
as the mob that followed the parade
they were admitted to the grounds
While it Is known that a few people
becama tired waiting, to secure tickets
arui did not attend the Exposition, no
one had to stand outside the grounds
for more than an hour at tho most, be
fore he could secure admittance. Those
who followed the parade to the grounds
gained entrance in time to witness the
opening day ceremonies.
It was estimated that there were
fully 20,030 persons in front of the main
ontranco to the Exposition grounds Im
mediately follqwlng the parade. Tnose
in the rear kept crowding to the front
until many.were forces into the restau
rants ond bbtels In the Immediate, vicln
ity. However, every one was good
nature! and very -few expressions of
dissatisfaction were heard,- as all
seemed to realize that never before
had there ever assembled such a gath
ering In Portland as that of yesterday
morning at the Exposition gates.
Elated With Success.
F. B. Davison, chief of admissions.
and the officials of-that department
were greatly elated last night over
the way tho thousands of visitors had
been admitted Into-the grounds without
any unpleasant difficulties .arising. Mr
Davison said that those who attended
the Exposition yesterday did not ex
(Concluded on Fax 13.)
BENT EKES '
With -One Touch He
AT 3600 MILES DISTANCE
When Roosevelt Touches: Key,
HIS ADDRESS TO ASSEMBLY
ile Tells Assembled Diplomats Sig
nificance of Event. Espositloa
OREGON NEWS BUREAU. Washing
ton," D:-C. June- 1. 'pog opert '
the Lewis and Clark 'Centennial Exposi
These were the words spoken" today by
President Roosevelt in the East room of
the White House at exactly 22 minutes
after -1 o'clock, Washington time. Jine
pause after the third word Indicates the
action of pressing the gold telegraph Key
closing tho circuit between me vvnue
House In Washington and the Govern
ment Exposition building In Portland,
thus starting the machinery and causing
the chimes of the Go eminent building
The touch of the President on the key
was characteristically Rooseveltlan. It
was so vigorous that It set aU the other
Instruments on the table dancing and
caused just a flicker of a smile to appear
on the face of the veteran operator who
signalled to the President that the time
had. arrived for him to open the great Ex
position of the Pacific Northwest.
Almost simultaneously with the pressing
of the key. the guns of a battery of artil
lery drawn up on the Whlto lot several
hundred yards south of the White-House
began' to boom the national --salute of 21
guns, which let the people of Washington
know that another great exposition had
been- opened. The battery got Its signal
from a signal corps man in the room at
the White House, who was notified by an
electric bclf that the President had pressed
The Harlne band, stationed In the great
entrance hall of the executive mansion,
at a wave of the hand from one of tha
ushers, poured forth' the opening strains,
of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
AH Nations But Russia Represented.
Stapding by the President's side dtir-
Ing the ceremony was Mrs. Roosevelt, and
a short distance away stood Secretary
(Concluded on Pase 18.)