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On The Home Stretch

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Salt Lake City, Utah, May 9. Presi;JeQt ilarrisou au.d his party reached Boise City, Idaho, at 7 o'clock Friday morniug and were welcoined by Governor Willey md Mayor Pinney. Two troopa of tbe Fourth cavalry and a large nuniber of civic organizations escorted the president to the state house, where addresses of welcome were delivered by the governor and mayor and replied to by the president. The latter, after holding a reception in the governor's parlors, assisted the school children in celebrating Arbor Day by planting a tree on the Capítol lawn. At 1 o'clock the train left for Salt Lake. At Pocatello the party was met by a special train, containing large delegatious from this city and Ogden, which preceded the president's train on the run to this point. Glenwood Springs, Colo., May 11 - President Harrison's reception at Salt Lake City Saturday was a notable event. All classes of citizens turned out to do him honor. The train left at noon for Glenwood Springs. Upon arrival here the president was met by large delegations and escorted to a hotel, the delegations including Governor Routt, Mrs. Routt, ex-Senators Hill and Tabor, and others. The president could get no rest. He did manage to attend church, but later attended a meeting of Sunday school children in the opera house. Mrs Harrison was presented with a beautiful silver candlestick, and ths other ladies with boxes of mineral specimens. At 6 p. m., thoroughly tired out, the president got the railway people to take him to Gypsum, twenty four miles (rom Glenwood. Colorado Springs. Colo , May 12. -The people of Colorado Springs turned out in force last evening to welcome the president, who arrived here at 6 o'clock. Mayor Sprague and a reception committee met the president at the station. Leaving the station in carriages, the party were driven about the city for half an hour, part of the way under the escort of military and civic orgauizations and Grand Army man. Several hundred school children were collected at oue point on the route, andto these the president made a pretty speech, which was loudly cheered. Just as the president left the balcony of the hotel, where he spoke to the crowd, a porch on which about 100 people were standing gave way. For a quarter of an hour the greatest confusión reigned, and reports were taken to the president that many people were seriously, if not fatally hurt. Fortunately, however, no person was seriously injured. Tha presidential party retired at night to the train, which left for Denver at 7 o'clock this mornine. Denyer, Coló., May 13.- The president's party was greeted on its arrival here yesterday morning by an enthu3iastic crowd, and after the president had reviewed the G. A. R. and the Colorado pioneers they were banqueted at the .Metropole hotel. The president's carriage was drawn by six gray horses. An ovation was given the president as he passed the high school building by the children.who weremassed n front of the building. The street was iterally covered with flowers strewn by the children. After the banquet the procession was again formed and moved to Lincoln avenue and Broadway, where the president spoke. At a reception at Mrs. Governor Rontt's residence Mrs. Harrison was presented with a haDdsome book of Colorado wild flowers. After leaving the Grant smelter the party weie driven over the suburbs and past the West Denver public school, where 1,000 children were drawn up in line. Returning the party were driven to the station, where a large crowd was waiting to see them off. At 6 o'clock the train pulled out over the Burlington road amid cheering, waving of handkerchiefs and cries of "Good-by."