Chicago, May 23. - In the halls of the new Art institute was commenced at 2 p. m. the world's congress of journalists, the second of the series of great conventions of noted men and women known as the auxiliary conpresses of the Columbian exposition. The press congress will continue through o the week. There will be two or more sessions each day and the proceedings will close with religious services next Sunday morning. The actual work of the press congress began in the hall of Columbus Monday night. President Iionney and Vice President Bryan spoke of the programme arranged for the congress, and the latter introduced Marquis de Chaseloup Lambat, the delégate from France to the world's auxiliary congress, who presented greetings on behalf of his native land. Brief remarks of greeting were made by Prof Denischa, of Russia; Dr. Adolf Ernst, of Venezuela; J. J. Quelch, of British Guiana; Prof. Volks I. Shepoff , of Bulgaria; J. S. Larke, of Canada; J. J. Ounderson, of Ceylon; L. Roderiques Diez, of Uruguay; Mr. King, of Liberia, and Arthur Leffler, of Sweden. President Uonney then called upon William Penn Nixon to welcome the foreign delega tes. Mr. Kixon weleomed the delegates not only in the name of tho press of Chicago but of all its people.