Hanlan’s Home Reception.
Hanlan has been enthusiastically. received (says an exchange) in jivefy part of the Ddmmibn ; visifed."' At New York he was q[uite the lion of the hour, and the Yankees quite claimed him for theirown. beaten him it wofllu have been nothiilg vin American eyes. s “ After all,” 5 they 'Hj ttvotild have, said,,; "it w^ , 6nly,<Miej d -d Britisher beating another/ But | of course victory •is " another ! thing from defeats dnd ‘iW'the Spates Hanlan'. was, IMCV to “ hi « home ’’ and to “ America ” he were a dtiieh iofthe Great Republic. , A great crow,d assembled at the railway station 'pp seejthe littfef |ch»ntpii«i off to Canada, call/was aj y Niagara, and a, deputation- of the ;in- j, habitants waited on Hanlan and induced him to break his journey 'there and visit the famous Falls. , At la^t".;. ! ; the terminus at Toronto whs reached at 7.20 on the evening of March .... Here, the station jy, US * be_sjeged with; iT . spectators, ; and the cheering \ iwasj; >; tremendous as the train pulled up. Haitian was conducted to; a sleigh and accompanied'-by thfe Mayor ’• of Tororitb, ’ and the chairman,, Of the recepfioia, f , committee. Then over 1,000 torch- ‘ bearers, headed by bands, followed the sleigh in processipn., , xhjmpipn. ■* was thus ttiken’to 5 lltO Ojjera HOusO, v where the Lieutenant-Governor, .of. i Ontario came on to the stage and welcomed Hanlan back to his city. j f The speech was received with loud * applause, as was the champion’s reply, in which he spoke of the great kindness shown to him in England.. . .\ The Mayor of Toronto, in the name. of the'people of that city, then presented him with a silver tea service and a purse of Lxoo, and Mr T. B. Whitefoot, editor of th pfSporismany i with the' Sportsman Challenge/Cup; This had been really given him in London; but as Mr WhitefoOt had accompanied Hanlan to Canada, the ? latter wished the public presentation made in his own city. Still further '• presentations took place from; the Lacrosse Clubs and Sriowshoe Club. , Ou the next day the champion attended a grand reception given by the Lieu-tenant-Governor at Government Hpnsq., , , The municipality also : conferred' thh | freedom of the city on' him. Hanlan has announced his intention of retiring altogether from aquatics! 1 ' l '
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Hanlan’s Home Reception., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 340, 10 May 1881
Hanlan’s Home Reception. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 340, 10 May 1881
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