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Source: Warsaw Daily Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Ovation to M’Kinley”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Warsaw, Indiana
Date of publication: 6 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
Pagination: 1

“Ovation to M’Kinley.” Warsaw Daily Times 6 Sept. 1901: p. 1.
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Pan-American Exposition (President’s Day); William McKinley (at Pan-American Exposition); William McKinley (last public address: public response); Pan-American Exposition (President’s Day: luncheon).
Named persons
Manuel de Azpiroz; James G. Blaine; Joseph H. Brigham; José Brunetti y Gayoso [identified as Duke de Arcos below]; Richmond Pearson Hobson; Daniel N. Lockwood; Ida McKinley; William McKinley; John G. Milburn; James Wilson.


Ovation to M’Kinley


Immense Throng at the Pan Does Honor to the National Executive.
Which Applauds His Approval of Reciprocity—Has a Chat with Hero Hobson.

     Buffalo, Sept. 6.—President’s day at the Pan-American exposition ran its course under very auspicious conditions, and was attended with every circumstance in keeping with its high import. President McKinley, with Mrs. McKinley by his side, and surrounded by eminent persons of high official rank in the service of this and foreign countries, faced a vast throng of people in the Esplanade at noon yesterday and delivered an address that brought forth the thunderous applause of the multitude. Never before has such a crowd gathered within the exposition grounds. The people were packed in the Esplanade to the point of suffocation, and overflowed down the Court of Fountains and to the vacant spaces in front of the Government buildings at the right and the Horticultural building to the left.

Parts of the Speech Applauded.

     The president’s words were listened to attentively by the audience. His references to the name of Blaine as the man inseparably associated with the Pan-American movement; the statement that reciprocity treaties are in harmony with the spirit of the times; that the American people must build the Isthmian canal and the Pacific cable and encourage our merchant marine service, and that isolation is no longer possible or desirable, were particularly well received.

Photographer Called into Action.

     The president’s progress through the exposition grounds to the Stadium, and thence to the various buildings and exhibits of Canada and the South American republics, was one continuous ovation. At the Argentine exhibit in the Agricultural building the president was presented with a large bouquet of American beauty roses, and he, with Secretary of Agriculture Wilson and the commissioners of the Twin-American countries and Canada, posed for a group photograph.



Two Hundred Sit Down in the New York Building—Hobson Honored.

     The presidential party arrived at the New York state building at 1 o’clock, where he rested for half an hour. At 1:30 the chief executive’s 200 guests, including the diplomatic corps, a member of the cabinet, judges, officers and other prominent men, sat down to an informal luncheon. The floral decorations of the building were superb. President McKinley sat in the center of the main table. On his right were Senor Don Manuel de Azpiroz, minister from Mexico; Duke de Arcos and other members of the diplomatic corps, and at his left were Hon. Daniel N. Lockwood, James Wilson (secretary of agriculture) and members of the New York state board.
     Leaving the New York state building at 3:20 the president and his escort of police and cavalry crossed the Esplanade to the Government building, where he was received by the federal troops. Chairman Brigham, of the government board, escorted the president and diplomatic corps through the buildings, calling their attention to the principal government exhibits, after which the president held a reception under the dome of the main building. Nearly 2,000 invitations had been sent out, and the president was busy shaking hands for twenty minutes.
     An incident that brought forth a ripple of applause occurred while President McKinley was making the rounds through the main government building. He had passed one of the navy exhibits when suddenly he noticed Captain Hobson standing at attention. Halting, he turned and walked briskly over to the hero of the Merrimac, grasped him cordially by the hand and chatted with him for a few minutes.
     At the conclusion of the reception the president and members of his party again entered their carriages and were taken to the home of Milburn in Delaware avenue [sic]. The president visited the grounds again last evening to witness the fireworks, returning to the house at 9 o’clock. Today the president and about 100 invited guests will visit Niagara Falls.



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