Items of Interest

The ceremony which presented to the world the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis was performed April 30, with the dignity and splendor befitting such an occasion. There was a parade of eleven thousand soldiers down Lindell Boulevard to the Exposition Grounds. Sixty thousand people crowded into the big auditorium of the Liberal Arts Building to hear the dedication addresses by President Roosevelt and ex-President Cleveland. There were present besides the President and ex-President, an imposing company of diplomats, Governors, Senators, Congressional Representatives, Government officials, and representatives of the Exposition. The day was the centennial anniversary of the signing of the treaty which transferred the Louisiana Purchase from France to the United States.

The War Department has made public that portion of the report of General Miles which refers to the misconduct of officers and soldiers in Philippines. The Secretary of war has regarded the report as confidential; but receiving requests for it, and finding that General Miles was willing that it should be made public, he has accordingly given it out.

Legislation in Colorado
May 9, 1903

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