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CTTT ANT> MANHATTAN OFFICIALS GOTVG TO MEET BROOKLYN OFFICIATE
SENATOR HOAR ANSWERED
MORE LIGHT ON PANAMA.
Further Correspondence Justifying
the President's Policy.
fritnM THE TRIBCNE r.inEAU.]
Washington. Dec. M.— The l 'resident to-day
t ..r.sn.itted to the Senate the correspondence
erUcS i-aesed between the State Department
and Minister Beaupr4 at Bogota. The receipt of
these communications was a source of grutifi
cu:: >n to Ott BepobOOßßa and a source of em
barrahsment to the Democrats, because the un
?»:.ability of the Democratic position Is still fur
ther err.jjhasizec:. This correspondence Is held
to be • complete at. ewer to Senator Hoar's In
quiry as to srhal led this government to antlcl-
I cte a WWfIuUBO 00 '.he '.limns. It is shown
that as far bale as September 10 Minister Beau
ire cabled Iht ?tate Department that the ap
pointment ' .' ■ baldtm as Governor of Panama
van regarded as the "forerunner of separation."
and that a resolution which amounted to cen
sure of the government had been passed by an
almost unanimous vot»% the only Senator de
fending the action being the son of President
s!irro;;'.r.n. From exi>erier.ce, according to lead
lag Repubilc::.".i Sei.atMs. t_h:s government would
have been most culpable had it not made prep
arations to protect the traffic across the isthmus.
aad would have incurred jU5t condemnation had
1; een bo remiss.
Attention Is further called to the fact that
on October L'S the new? of a probable revolu
tion on the isthmus "leakr-d out" In Bogota.
The Republicans have no fear that they car.
not demonstrate to every unprejudiced person
the entire propriety with which the adminis
tration acted li. the premises, but they admit
they ere at a kssl for some method by which
to bring the Democrats to a realization of the
responsibility they are Incurring i;i permitting
their efforts to annoy the administration to
cr» % falw Impression in Colombia and af
ford encouragement to General P.eyes, the Co-
Icrrtiari commissioner now In this country.
WHAT THE PAPERS BHOW.
Th<» rar*r6 transmitted by the I»residcnt com
prise correspor.denoe between the State De
paj<n>rilt a;;d BeauprC, at Bogota, rela
dve to the Hay-llerran treaty, consisting of 120
« :. • t'-lecrrenis «»ent between March IS
gej Kovexaber IBL HK)3.
f| r. A;r:l 7 Becsvtary Hay Instructed Mr.
Beauprt to 1: form Colombia that the requests of
' to i gstJ and railroad companies for
I tnseat Ot aper.ts to r.rrri.tJate caricellatlon
Dl the • : b> "■ ' re covered by the
batty, -:J any change wouii be la violation
of tho Dpoonci lav.- gad not perrrilssible."
r '" April 15 Mr. Beaoptti aga.in reviewed at
length the f- hng in Colombia toward the
' On Ua uesjodatloa be ays: "1 am con
•ta . ■'..■: poblic had never expected better
t& a letter on the subject of public opinion ad
■l to the treaty Mr. Heaupre says:
It ip Dtterjy i^posflli!* to convince these peo
ple that I.i" Nicaragua rijUte was ever eerl-
M -red by the United States, that the
:• • tOOI •::ir.g it had ■.•.> other motive
I - b<4U>-tz.fig of an advantageous bargain
' tnbte. r.or th.it any other than '.he
I . route eves' erlll be s<-;^cted.
V/ANTEU KOBE MONEY.
"'. .• public '".'j'ruKKlon, he Beys, was largely
along tbe line of the Ice* of rational honor by
fbj r made* af 0W)*HltlllJ. while private dis
. rag to ti.« effect that tlie price was in
Eiay, or. May ... ..".ether there was
*s> DPpC«ttlOO frurn K-ropeajj sources. He
EtDed tbe rttqarf^T 1 "aeemlrtgly grave."
'.- 9 Mr. Jiay Reat this dispatch to Mr.
The Oolomblaa avWHUPent apparently does
to- i; ; ■*, ,^<o. t'-.r; gravity of t^e Bttnatlen. The
M • oegotL tione were Inetltotod by Colombia,
•ai anere auetgetleaily praeaed upon this gov-
I everal rears- The proj^ositions pre
■ I atria, uiih siighi tnodllicatione,
■ . by a*. In virtue of tMs
■gnesnetH "jr Congreee tevereed its . irloits
I . ui-.:. t!i» Panama route.
•• !:-:a s:. <■■:,.: BOW i--j»-i the treaty, or
'-' ■ ■ ... ■•■ Us rat;ri> jit'.oii, tbe frl*nd!y undt-r
■ ■ ■ ■. :h- two oountriea would tie
I • •- —i that action might be
gfßßl • Bgjreea next winter, which every
''■'■■■■ z of Colombia W/Uld regret.
PRICE SET ON RATIFICATION.
On Jur.e 10 Mr. Beaupre wrote that a de
<isei effort was being made to change public
©P'.r.'.on Into a more favorable consideration of
tfce treaty. Mr. BeauprC- oald he had be*-n ln
' '■ by Mr. ManclrJ, agent at Bogota, of
. Ciinal ' v :i.; ai,y, ;hat be h:id been
**W ratiacatlon could Le tf<~ured by the- pay-
< ..niinu.d on rlsht.'i pafd.
To-day. rain or Know and warmer.
To-morrow, fair and rooler.
NEW MERRIAM REPORT.
He Is Alleged Note to Repeat Criti
cism of Wood Appointment.
[T.r TELEdRAPn TO THE TRIKLNE.I
Denver, Dec 19.— The same reporter who saw-
General H. C. Merriam on Thursday ami quoted
him as severely criticising the President for the
promotion <=f General Leonard Wood, saw the
general again to-day regarding his alleged de
r.lal of the first interview published yestei'
an ever. ing paper. General Merriam is quoted
to-day as declaring that ev?ry word of the criti
c-ism, with one exception, m quoted accurately.
ys that he used the word "morale." in
stead of "morality" of the army us being affect
ed detetertously by ?urh acts as the promotion
of G*i:c-r;.i Wood over the bea is <■:' officers who
had servt d in the regulars lons befcre Wood en
tered the volunteer army.
INTERVIEW DEFIED TO ROOT.
(By The Associated Vre?-..>
Denver. Dec. 18.— Major General H. C. Merriam
(retired), who is visiting bis daughter in this city,
said to-night that he i.ad not yet received word
from the War P?partment regarding an nllegtJ
interview in which be was said to criticise the-ap
pointment of General Leonard Wood. However, as
th* newspaper* cortinue to discuss the matter, lie
to-night sent the following Ihrffiwsra:
Secretary of War, Washington.
I r*\f not ' irfaasd ;■). . publication here on any
subject. Report by mall will follow.
H. C. MERRIAM.
A TTEMPT TO KILL NOR DA U
Nihilist's Bullet Grazes Writer and
Wounds Guest at Zionist Ball.
Paris, Dec. 20. — About midnight a miserably
clad man fired two shots from a revolver at
Max Nordau, the writer and vice-president of
the Congress of Zionists, at a Zionist ball at the
Sail* Cnarra*. One of the shots grazed Nordau,
while th? second wounded a guest named Asso
The man who fir* i the shots was immediately
arrested. He ?=aid h= was a Itussian, th.\t his
name waa Chain Belik Louban, that h^ was
twenty-three years oM, a revolutionist, and had
hosen by lot to shoot Nordau.
ALBERT DAGGETT DEAD.
Former Republican Leader in
Brooklyn Expire* in Maine.
Rumford Falls, M*., Dec. Albert Dagsett,
formerly will known in Republican New-Tort
.Slate polities, died here to-day. He was born at
Troy, N. T.. about sixty years ago. He was serv
ing his third term as United .States postal card
centra tor. bavins previously been In Derby. Conn.,
and piedmont, W. Va. Ht- came here two yearn
ago. Betides a widow, two children survive him.
Albert Daggett retired from active politics over
twenty years ego, tut befcie that time he was for
a number of years one of the most influential poli
ticians In the Slate. When a young man of
nineteen he entered the State Department, be
ii.g one of tbo secretaries ■>:' W. 11. Scward. the
Secretary of ritate. After Mr. Beward'S death he
came to this city, and was for a time a deputy
collector of Internal reve:: ;«. He lived In Brook
lyn, and soon became active In local politics. In
isTi tte was appointed under sheriff, and at the
next election defeated the Democratic candidate for
Sheriff by a large majority. He refused renonxi
nation. saying that he was going into business.
At that time ho formed the stockbroking firm or
Ijaggf-'.t & R'>R<»r?, but continued to take an active
Interact In politics, though he did not again run for
any office. He was a muml<T of both the «'ounty
and St.'ite committees and a dele-Kate to the Na
tional Convention which nominated <'»arfle!d. The
last campaign in which be appeared actively was
that of . ■ -. when Mr. \jam was first elected Mayor
of Brooklyn. Shortly alter that time be announced
that be would have no more connection with poli
tics in any form, and devoted RlatseU to business.
In ISS2 be obtained th*- contract to manufacture
postal cards for the United States, and at the
time of bis death he was holding his third contract
of that kind.
J. P. MORGAN AFTER MILTON'S MS.
[bt rcLBOEAPB to in mania. 1
Ottawa. Ont., Dec. 13.— A London cable says:
Ut.-rary circles his .-lßitatfl by »he report that
j. Plerpoat Morgan baa > ff.-rt-.i £80,000 for th«
crijrir.'il nanacrfpt of the Brst look of Milton's
"Paradise Lost." ;tb<>ut to be .'-■ old to the highest
bidder. Mr. Morgan's representative here refuses
to dtter <'eny or affirm the report. "The Times"
this morning warns Englishmen that the manu
script may w<-ll be rTimrtOli to flutter t),»i sus
ceptlble purse strings of the American newly rich.
It lays t>tr r *s on the imp- nance of the nation's
preserving this unique object for the poet's native
land, if possible.
SYMPHONY SETTLES WITH TTNION.
[BY Tei-EOaATH TO IHI TRIBUX*.]
Duttin. Dec. 19- A schedule of prices and regu
lation* which exempts the Boston Symphony Or
chestra from certain restrictions has been adapted
by 'he Boston Musicians' Union No. 9. to go into
«Q>ct after the beginning of the new year. Tho
most Important of the DOW regulations Is that no
U'lon ncmber is permitted to play with a non
union musician, excepting thai members it. the
?»n?»hony orchestra may continue to May Id thai
«,r "i.i lVatlon In the regular w.-rk and may •
..^ccompartUta In a concert <rlth big professional
aiti"is. After January i symphony men cannot do
outside work except with union men.
MI'VDOUKF'S ' NKKKANKAI: '■ are the I :.iy
vl*&b<-*b for reudlne and distance that are not
cemented THBO. MUNDOUFF. Optician. 1,167
h r omJ w Advt.
NEW- YORK, SUNDAY. DECEMBER 20. 1903. -FORTY-SIX PAGES.
SCENES AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE.
JACOB A. CANTOR. MAYOR LOW.
f"or>yrl*bt, 1801. by Faeh Brothers. >
GAGGED AND TIED SELF.
Did It to Break Off Engagement—
The "Drug" Was Whiskey.
The mystery surrounding the case of Otto
*, who was found In a bugs? at Irvington
Friday evening, bound hand foot, and appar
ently under the influence of a drug, was d
away yesterday when the young 1 man confessed
that he had planned the whole affair with the
object of breaking off his engagement with the
young woman whom he was to marry to-day. His
plot waa successful po far as the engagement
was cor. 1 erned, for the wedding was declared
off, although his fiancee. Miss Nellie Curry, or
South K-Ft.. Irvington, had already received
wedding gifts, and all preparations for
me ceremony hart been maae.
(;tlb<-rt was found with his hands and feet
bound together with a piece of rope, and in his
mouth was a gag made of his own handkerchief.
His watch was missing and the chain dangling.
Ho was taken to the police station in the Town
HaH. He r**'n.-un»i seasi-oonfotom for sevcrsJ
hours. According to his confection a too free
indulgence in whiskey was the sole cause of his
Yesterday mominc he told Judge Irving H.
Taylor a remarkabls story about meeting three
men In Tonkers, drinking with them, and being
taken by them in a closed carriage, with a hand
kerchief saturated with some drug over his face
It ha.l mad- him unconscious. When he awoke
he found hini-self in n dark room. The three men.
all of whom were armed, were v.ith him, and
from that time until he left the room there was
always one man on guard over him. He said
they tried to induce him to give them a ehe-k
for $1,500 that he had on deposit In the Dry
Dock Savings Bank, in this city, but he refused,
•hough he did give them an order for $25 on a
Then, OUbert said, they took him to Tarry
town and made him hire the horse and buggy,
threatening him with death If he told anybody
what happei.ed. Then there was another trip to
Yonkers and further efforts to Induce him to
give them the check. T!k n. accompanied by one
of them, he declared, he started for Irvington,
but after passing Hastings he didn't remember
anything that occurred until he was restored to
consciousness In the police station at Irvington.
The story was told so plausibly that the police
officials decided to take him to Yonkers. Kefore
starting, however. Judge Taylor examined him
rigidly, with the result that he xroke down and
■sed that the whole story was a "fake."
He found that he could not support a wife, and
thought if he mail" up the kidnapping story he
would be released from his engagement to ML s
After he had made his confession Gilbert was
arraigned in court and fined $15 for "drunken
ness in the street." He could not pay and was
locked in a cell. Ii it Is not paid by to-morrow
morning Gilbert will be taken to the White
Plains jail to serve one day for every dollar.
In his confession Gilbert declared that he came
to this city Tuesday and pawned his watch, and
with this money went to New-Hampshire, where
he had wealthy relatives, expecting to borrow
enough money to pay for his wedding" trip.
When he arrived there his courage failed him,
and he returned to Irvinston without asking
for a loan. On Thursday he wrote Miss Curry
that his body would be found on the aqueduct.
On Friday he went to Tarrytowß, hired the
horse, drove to Yonkers and bought a bottle of
whiskey. He then started back for Irvington,
frequently sipping the whiskey from the bottle.
When he neaxed the town of Greensburg lie
slowed the horse up. stuffed the rag into his
mouth, then took his handkerchief and, folding
It into a bandage, tied it over his mouth, the
knots being back of his head. He then took a
rope, tied his less tog-ether, and made a slip
noose on each end of th© rope. Through this
noose he put his hands, and, doubling up his
feet, drew the noose taut on each wrist, cut
ting Into the Real!, and thus causing the bleed
ir.g. Finally he became drowsy from the liquor.
Miss Curry's mother is paid to have been strong
ly opposed to the match. Yesterday she de
clared 1 that when Miss Curry showed Gilbert a
$10 gold piece which had been sent by her uncle
as a wedding present, Gilbert remarked that he
didn't think his landlady had ever seen a $I<>
gold piece and he would like to show her one.
According to Mrs. Curry, he took the coin, and
that was the last the Curry family ha* seen
of It. It is also declared that a few months
ago he gave Miss Curry an engagement ring.
The last time he saw her he asked to look at
It. and as she took It off her finger It dropped,
and he accidentally stepped on it, crushing it.
II- took it, saying be would have it repaired.
Last Sunday night, In company with Miss
Curry. Gilbert went to M Father Early to
sign the anti-nuptial papers, for which be had
to pay it fee. He did not have the money and
the papers were not signed. Father Early Is
the pastor of the Church of the Immaculate
Conception at Irvington. who a:-.- in controversy
with Iffsi Helen <;ou!u.
THE BHORBWAM. WASHINGTON, D. C.
American and Europe in lam , Meat location, best
service and best cuisine, making it the leading hot«?i
of the Capitol City. JOHN T. DEVINK-AdvL
Fowler and Wella Co.. Est. 1835. Phrenologists A
Publishers, it £>. £n<* St., atjr.-Advt,
WATOR "LOW DELJVERINO HTS APDRES&
IRELAND FOR CARDINAL.
Philippine Settlement Betters Arch
f5»r»M-ial to The N»w-Tork Tribune by Wane* Cable.)
(C\)s>yrlcht: 1003: By The Tribune Assciation )
Rome. Dec. — The agreement reached be
tween Governor Taft and Archbishop Gold! in
regard to the purchase of the lands of the
friars in the Philippine* ha 3 Increased the
probabilities that Archbishop Ireland will.be
made a cardinal. His friends here wish to re
mind the Pope that Leo promised to reward
Archbishop Ireland with the red hat after a
settlement of the Philippine question. The car
dinals belonging to the religious orders, how
ever, besides the Spanish cardinals, are not sat
isfied with the agreement, and are more than
ever determined to oppose the nomination of
Archbishop Ireland, whom they consider to be
chiefly responsibls for '.."hat appears to them
their defeat. It is reported that Cardinals Mar
tlnelli and Vives y Tuto will be charged by the
others to speak on the subject to the Pope.
OHIO WILL BE IN LINE.
Colonel Herrick Expects Roosevelt's
Nomination and Election.
Oorernor-elect Myron T. Herrick, of Ohio, says
there is practically no doul»t of President Roeee
velt's nomination and election next year. Mr.
Herrick came on from Washington yesterday
with Mrs. Herrick and will spend to-day In
town, starting for his home In Cleveland early
this week. He was at the Cabinet dinner in
Washington on Thursday nighr.
"There is practically no doubt that President
Roosevelt will be nominated by the Republican
National Convention next June and that he will
be elected," he said last night to a Tribune re
porter. "The many rumors afloat about Ohio
hostility to him are largely without foundation.
Senator Hanna has said more than once that he
was not and is not hostile to him. Ohio will
give th-} Republican ticket its enthusiastic sup
pert. Ohio Republicans are not plotting and
scheming for Presidential honors, as some of
our Democratic friends seem to think. The nom
ination of McKinley came naturally. The coun
try wanted him. and he justified our faith.
Generally speaking, I think Republicanism is in
a wholesome and militant condition. It cer
tainly is in Ohio.
".-"hall you go to the national convention?"
"It is custom iry r " r thy Governor of our State
to go. 1 expect to be there," Mid Mr. Herrick.
When Colonel Herricks Vice-Presidential
boom was referred to he smiled ar.d said noth
ing. He will be sworn in on January 11.
THE KAISEK SPEAKS AT HANOVEK.
A Stirring Address to Officers — His Voice
Strong and Clear.
Hanover, Dec. 1!> At a dinner given in honor
of the centennial of the formation of the Hano
verian regiments to-night Emperor William, re
plying t<> ■ toast and speaking loudly and dis
With hearty thanks I raise my glass and I
hoi •■ all will follow the example. To the health
of the German legion, in memory of Its incom
parable deeds, which, In conjunction with
Blucher and th<? Prussians, rescued the English
army fru;n destruction at Waterloo. To the past
of 1866 when, brave atM undaunted, the untar
nished shield of Han >verian honor was held high
and bright. To the past of INTO, to the hero of
Beaune la Rolande, who, alas, is no longer
among us. To the present, which Is here assem
bled nml which I here gr^t. and to the future,
which I hope may b.« as brilli pure and beau
tiful as the past. The German legions and Its
traditions: Hoch! Hoch!
As his majesty lelt the hali there was a re
markable outburst of cheering, which was long
This morning the Kaiser reviewed the regi
ments and several thousand veterans of the
Hanoverian army. He ordered a commemorative
medal to be struck.
Bmperor attended a performance at the
Royal Theatre to-night
SAND MAY SOON COVER THE MOCCASIN
The Submarine Torpedo Boat Rapidly Set
tling Where She Grounded.
[BT TEI.E".nArH TO THE TRIBCNX.I
Norfolk. Va., Dec. -The United State* sub
marine torpedo boat Moccasin, which broke loose
from the naval tug Peoria In a recent (tale and
was blown ashore at Uttle Island, on the Virginia
coast Is burled ir. six feel of sand, and the out
loos for Boating bet Is the n.-or future i.i not
bright The wrecker* expected a very high tide
• o that th. ■■■ couM Boat the ■•"'■-'■'■ l ' A the Hoeoastß
has been steadily *ettlins In th.- sand, and at the
ral ' tlutt the i'j sinking will soon be entirely burled.
Berfft^'tS tSgS f the .M-rritt Wrecking Com
pany, the governs has two tugs at the scene.
_ — • >
.FLORIDA AM- r.\Mlu:.N.
Through Pullman Drawing Boon Bleeping Cars.
Short Una Bhori Tlme-vta Seaboard Air Uue
Railway. OSse, I IS3 broadway A.m.
(■ hr i,, n ,.,, la coming. What shall I buy her? De
rrerftxinea? llyftte. A«lai*. Violet tee Celestes.
ICopyrisht: 190S: Bt Tb« TMbma* AjmoclaUob-I
BROOKLYN AND MANHATTAN OFFICIALS AFPROACHrSO THB BROOKLYN ZNTJI
BRIDGE OPENED AMID CHEERS.
MAYOR HEADS CEREMONY ON NEW WILLIAMSBURG
STRUCTURE— FIREWORKS LIGHT UP NIGHT.
Paraide Through Brooklyn, Decked Out in Gala Attire, and Reception
for City Officials — Housetops and Roofs Cronded zcith Sightseers.
Mayor Low, accompanied by city officials of all the boroughs of the sweater city,
formally opened the new Williamsburg Bridge in the afternoon while thousands cheered
from surrounding house and building tops.
Brooklyn was decked in gaja attire for a procession in honor of the bridge opening.
A luncheon and reception was given at the Hanover Club for Mayor Low and other
A marine parade and fireworks at night ended the opening ceremonies.
ROCKETS BLVZE IN SKY.
Vessels Parade Under Bridge While
Spectators Line Shore.
Nn one had a better view of the superb fire
works which ended the opening of the new
Williamsburg Bridge than those on the huge
fle-t of towboats in the naval parade. Nothing
marred the display, there was not a single accl
dCßt, and everything went with the smoothness
of clockwork from the time the first rocket
marked Its fiery path in the sky until a blazing
"Good night" signified Its close.
Soon after dark the bridge was outlined by
thousands of incandescent lights. At either end
of the bridge, surmounting the towers, were the
national colors. At the base of the short poles
were burned great flares of red fire. At a little
distance the star spangled banner seemed to be
a blazinar bit of color.
At 8 o'clock a rocket 9f>nt high into the air
signalled '.he beginning of the display. A mo
ment later at equal distances twenty aerial
bombs were sent aloft, bursting with cannon
like reports two hundred feet above the bridge.
Then, with no warning, the bridge was suddenly
transformed into a sheet of flame. Fr..m towe«
to tower the Bntnes turned and writhed and
flared high in the air. illuminating the water
front for blocks.
Then came a kaleidoscopic medley of eeeara,
red, green, purple, orange, violet— more colors
than a. French ribbon dealer could enumerate-
from hiij,-.;- rockets that sailed two hundred feet
above the bridge, ifome of them bfOkc m huge
showers of glinting balls of fire; others burst
into long connected streams of p<irn-colored
flames, while others displayed long, thin, hair
like streams of glowing red.
Every time that an unusually beautify.
was discharged it was grt-eied by a salvu of
cheers fron: tht hundreds that t; •
waterfront, and by ear splitting shrieks from the
whistles of Ike great ft. «-t of tOWbesUS. th tc 1-iy
just beiow and above the bridge. One of the
finest things shown was the aerial girandole.
Over two hundred and fifty G and 8 pound
rockets were sent aloft at OSMS All were so
timed and aimed that thry met In a point hle-h
above the centre of the bridge. Then they ex
ploded almost simultaneously. It-? lon«, scin
tillating streams of blazing stars in thirty dif
ferent i olors shot outward In every directiun
For a moment they hung almost stationary in
the sky, and then slowly and gracefully sunk,
disappearing qtlz by one. Right after this a
volley of twenty meteor-lika blazing balls were
sent upward. When they burst great fiery
dragons zig-zagged In every direction. Ten
enormous shells were then discharged. When
they burst an iridescent sheet of gold hung
fully a minute In the sky before the shimmering
particles faded slowly away.
PORTRAITS IN FIREWORKS.
Later the boats kept their whistles shrieking:
until steam was exhausted over a string of
naming fountains that were displayed at short
intervals the entire length of the bridge. A
full hundred feet upward were thrown a thou
sand gleaming bits of fire, th:* biased and
glowed like diamonds In the air. The gleaming
violet and purple of the stars blazed forth like
the discharge from a steel retort.
Two thing's stood apart from the others In the
applause that they evoked. Portraits of the
late Andrew H. Green. Mayor Low. Mayor-elect
McClellan. Senator McCarren and Senator Tim
othy J. Sullivan were shown In fireworks. The
picture* wen? colossal in alze, being s*> by i>o
feet. The first to be shown waa that of Mr.
Green. When it appeared, limned In fire. in the
centre of the vast arc. there as a roar from
the river that could have been heard for miles.
The whistle cord of every boat waa tied down.
Continued on strand P«S».
DEWEY'B WINE 9 ARE PURE.
Special assorted cases for Holidays. A very ac
ceptable present. eWiul for descriptive price Oat.
i>«w%»s. 13a 1-ulwa Btreot. New York Clty.-Advi.
rRICE FIVE CENTS.
X B. BWANBTROM.
TIIF. FORMAL OPENISC.
Cannon Boom. Whistle* Shriek and
Thousands Cheer the Ceremonies.
Amid the boom of cannon, the blare of steam
whistles from hundreds of river craft and the
cheers of thousands of sightseers on the roofs
of the surround..^- buildings, Mayor Low yester
day traversed th- new WilUamsburg Bridge and
a few minutes later declared it formally open.
thereby repeating his action in dedicating th-
Brooklyn Bridge almost twenty years ago The
ceremonies attending th« opening of the great
structure included military. civic, naval and re
ligious exercises, and ended In the evening with
a grand display Of fireworks and a naval parade
which was brilliant and impressive, for whi>
the exercises of the day were important as for
malities, those of the evening far outrivalled
them Horn a scenic standpoint.
The new bridge will be open to the public for
sightseeing exclusively to-day. Me vehicles will
be allowed on th bridge during the entire day.
but from 8 o'clock this morning the south road
way will »* open to pedestrians. To-morrow
morning at 5 o'clock this roadway will be open
to vehicles. TraJDc in both directions is to us*
this roadway until th» T:orth roadway is com
pleted. Simultaneously the north roadway will
be open to foot passengers, who will use it until
one of the promenades is completed.
II was nearly 1 o'clock when the procession
attendtac the r-ros?-e?n of the Mayor to tha
bridge formed ar City Hull. Round the sonars
the yellow colors of Bljaadraa A had added an
effective bit of cetov for Dear If an hour, and th«
bu?y policemen, shuffling tbelf dark blue coats
amid the lighter hues oi the National Guards
men, had with difficulty restrained the thou
sands of sightseers who surrounded City Hall.
Greeted by the fia.^ht :c of sabres, the Mayor.
accompanied by th ■ head 3of departments and
the Manhattan members cf the Board of Alder
men, entered aurtaa)ta gad drove slowly up
Broadway, amid the cheers of crowds along the
street. The real enthusiasm began when the
procession turned into Broome-st. and began
to traverse the Italian quarter. Here the cheer
ing grew louder at one amid a display of
brilliant festoons of bunting.
When the carriages crossed the Bowery and
passed, into the East Side, the demonstration be
came still more animated. From the crowded
tenement houses, all boasting at least a flag, and
in many cases a profusion of bunting; the greet
ing to the Mayor was cordial in the extreme.
The crowd was so dense that only the extreme
precautions taken by the police prevented acci
dent. As the line of carriages passed alone
Broome-st. to Clinton they moved through com
panies of the 71st Regiment, drawn up In com
pany front and presenting arms In salute. It
was nearly 2 o'clock when the twenty-seven car
riages carrying the Mayor's party reached the
Manhattan end of the bridge M the party en
tered the plaza.
THE PROCESSION ON THE BRIDGE.
The decorations at this end of the bridge were)
sinking. Around the Iron girders and the
structure Intended for the elevated tracks great
festoons of Christmas greeaa had been hung.
while aloft hundreds of gay colored flags and
strips of bunting waved In the keen, crisp
breeze. As the Mayor left his carriage the roots
along the line of the approach to the bridge
echoed with the cheers of the thousands who
had crowded to the tops of the tenement houses
to view the spectacle, and after he had reached
the bridge there arose from the streets below the
dull, hoarse sounds of the shouting multitude «n
the I ant squares where Poverty Hol'.ow wa»
situated before the ■ssssssj of buildings for the
At the Manhattan end of the bridge the pre
cession formed, headed by Mayor Low, whose
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