Next Thursday will be President’s
Day at the Pan-American Exposition. The President and Mrs. McKinley
will leave Canton on Wednesday. The President’s sojourn at his old
home has been of the greatest benefit to him as he has enjoyed his
season of rest and recreation without interruption by harassing
events of foreign or domestic affairs. Dr. Rixey, who has been an
almost constant visitor at the home of the President, reports that
Mrs. McKinley has practically regained her customary strength and
This is welcome news to the whole
country as well as the thousands of people in this and other states
who are preparing to be present to welcome the President and Mrs.
McKinley and rejoice at their reappearance in public after an extended
vacation and enjoyment amid old scenes and associations of friends
and neighbors of former years.
The President has been a friend to
the Pan-American Exposition ever since the idea was first expressed
of bringing the Southern and Northern States of America together
in fraternal greetings and display of a century’s growth of industrial
and intelligent effort. The President’s views were those of a statesman
interested in the spread of peaceful arts and the progress of civilizing
and enlightened methods.
It will be pleasing, therefore, to
all concerned in the creation of the beautiful and educational,
as well as amusing, Exposition and the many delightful features
it presents to have the President and Mrs. McKinley view the wonderful
success achieved. It will be a grand occasion, a thoroughly enjoyable
occasion, an occasion that will arouse the enthusiasm of the people
to the highest pitch of joyous demonstration.
The great men of the government at
Washington will be present and representatives and diplomats of
foreign countries and courts will add interest to the occasion.
The pomp and show of the military, the music of famous bands, and
the joyful shouts of the vast multitude of people will make a scene
so impressive that it will be a memory for all time.
The preparation of the management
to make a scene of splendor and to afford rational amusement for
the vast crowds that will be in attendance at the Exposition to
greet the President on Thursday, is fully in keeping with the importance
of the occasion. It will be the most inspiring and impressive scene
ever witnessed in this State on a joyous occasion.