Washington, Oct. 1.- President Cleveland and Mrs. Cleveland began their tour of the West and South yesterday. Their departure from Washington was nnder a bright sky and pleasant auspices. The special train left the Baltimore & Potomac depot pro tnpfcly at 10 o'cloek. The traveling party consista exclusively of the President and Mra Cleveland, Messrs. Bissell and Bryantand Colonel Lamont, P. V. De Graw, the representative of the United Press; F. T. Bickford, of the Associated Press, and Superintendent Baldwin, of the Pullman Palace Car Company. As the train passed through Baltimore, York, Pa., Harrisburg, Altoona, Pittsburgh and other places the large crowds assembled greet )d the party with cheers. Indlanapous, Ind., Oct. 3. - The Presidential party arrived here at 1 1 a. m. Saturday, having met with a cordial reception all along the route. Governor Gray welcomed the President at the steps of the capitol, and the Chief executive made an appropriate reply. After the speech-making the President shook many of the people by the hand. The President and wife at 1:30 p. m. called on Mrs. Hendricks and lunched with her, and later cabed on Senator McDonald and w.fe. The party then left for '1 erre Haute, where they were welcomed at 5:30 p. m. by crowds of people. Several places of in terest were visited, after which the party lef o for St. Louis. St. Louis, Oct 3.- The President and party arrived here at midnight Saturday and were heartily welcomed. Yesterday niornIng Mr. Cleveland and his wife, accompanied by Mayor Francis and w f e, attended service at the Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church. The remainder of the day and evening was passed quietly at the mayor'a home. St. Louis, Oct 4. - Yesterday morning Pre'ident and Mrs. Cleveland were driven to the Fair grounds, where 3,000 schoolc'aildren sang "America" to them. Returning to the city tbe President went to the Merchants' Exchange, where Mayor Francis welcomed him to the city and State, to which he responded. Then a drive around the c.ty was taken, and at 3 p. m. a publio reception was held at the Lindell Hotel, continuing until 6 o'cloek. Accordlng to an estímate the President shook hands with 9.000 people at the reept:on. In the even ng the Presidential party went to the Exposition Bui ding, and from there returned to the Lindell. A long procession, oonsisting of probably 30,000 men, then p issed up Washington avenue and was reviewed by the President. He was also ser enaded by th.i Hendncks club, and thanked them for the compliment in a short speech.