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WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTE3IBER 29, 1899.
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WITH EEWEY IN TEE LEAD
New York's Saperb Naval Pageant
Moves Up the North River.
rite Olyuutla Drops Anchor Sfear
Grunt's Tomb to Review tlie Iro
ccKkiou The Enthusiastic Crowdh
Cheer the Warships From the
Ranks of the Historic Stream.
Scenes of Gaiety Throughout the
Cit Major Van Wyek's Greeting
to the Victor of .Manila a nil the
Admiral' Repl A Modest Ex.
jilunation of America's Victory.
NEW YORK, Sept. 23. The grand naval
pageant In honor of Admiral Dewey given
ander the auspices of the government of the
tlty of New York began at 1:30 o'clock this
ifternoon. As early as 11 o'clock this fore
loon Maor Van Wyck, as the highest offi
:ial of the city of. New Tork, started down
Uic bay to make an official call on Admiral
Dewey on the Olympia. The major, the
reception committee and the plan and scope
lommlttee "were on board the steamer San
ly Hook. Other representatives of the city
jf New York and the men who will have
me reception of the Admiral in charge ac
:ompanied the Sandy Hook on the following
it earners: The general committee on the
Slen Island, the municipal assembly on
;he Mount Hope, Warwick Matteawan and
Major Van Wyck'ii Greeting.
Mayor Van Wj ck, in his speech extending
.he freedom of the city to Admiral Dewey,
Admiral Dewey With pleasure and
by the direction of the city of New
York, I meet you at her magnificent
gateway to extend to you in her name
and of her million visitors, leading citi
zens of forty-five States representing
almost every hamlet in the nation, a
most cordial welcome, congratulating
you upon being restored to family and
A loving and grateful nation is glad
dened by your safe return from the
most remarkable voyage of history. So
far-reaching in its results that the
clearest mind cannot yet penetrate the
distance. It has already softened the
voices of other nations in speaking of
ours; changed permanently the map of
the world, enlarged the field of Ameri
can pride, and completed the circle of
the empire in its western course.
Your courage, skill, and wisdom,
exhibited In a single naval engagement
of a few hours, brought victory to your
country's arms, and then you dealt
with your country's new relations to
. the world -with the judgment of a train
ed diplomat. By common consent you
have been declared warrior and states
man, one "who wears the military uni
form until the enemy surrenders and
then dons the habit of the diplomat.
The greatest reception awaits you
that was ever tendered military or civ
il hero. -Such an outpouring of the peo
ple was never dreamed of before. And
never has the heart of America turned
with such perfect accord and trusting
and confidence to one of her sons as it
does to you. 1 place at your disposal
the freedom and unlimited hospitality
of the city of New York.
Admiral Bewcy'd Rcxiioue.
The Admiral's response to the major was
Mr. Mayor and Gentlemen: Of course
it would be needless for me to attempt
to make a speech, but my heart appre
ciates all that you have said. How it is
that you have overrated my work so
much I cannot understand. It is be
yond anything I can conceive of why
there should be such an uprising of the
countrj'- I simply did what any naval
captain in the service would have done,
Mayor Van Wyck replied: "Admiral, no
tongue can ever utter or pen write an over
estimate of what you did for your country."
The Admiral did not make reply to this,
jad the expression on his face showed
he felt embarrassed at such elaborate
praise. He was evidently relieved when
the mayor presented the jeweled badge.
The mayor said: "The city of New York
has had made to commemorate this recep
tion to you, the hero of the Spanish-American
war, a badge, a facsimile of which
they desire I should present to you in com
memoration of the event."
Admiral Dewey replied: "How magnifi
cent! How beautiful! How splendid! Oh,
that is so beautiful! (Calls Chinese at
tendant.) Now. pin that there, sir, so it
von't drop off."
"Why America "Won.
During an informal talk with the mayor
after the ceremonies were over the Admi
"We won, Mr. Mayor, because our Gov
ernment spends money for target practice.
Our men are proficient, and when they
shoot they hit. The Spanish sailors never
fired at a target In their lives, and when
the fight came they could not hit us."
He expressed his delight with the weath
er. "I hope for the sake of all these people
that It will be a fine day tomorrow."
When Admiral Dewey returned the may
or's call on the Sandy Hook, the police lines
were re-formed on board and all the pas
sengers rushed to the upper deck. Rich
ard Crokerwas the only one admitted in
side the lines and stood .at the Dead of the
gangway where he could be the first to
greet the Admiral.
There were so many boats, large and
small, in the way that the return trip from
the Olympia to the Sandy Hook oicupled
nearly twenty minutes. During this long
wait Mr. Croker remained standing at the
rail by the gangplank inside the police
lines. The patrol finally came tip on the
starboard side, instead of the port, and
Mr. Croker had to move across the boat,
but he again secured his point of vantage.
The Admiral and the Maj-or ooarded
the Sandy Hook at 11:35 o'clock. SL
Clair McKelway rushed in ahead of Cro
ker, and was the first to shake hands with
Dewey as he stepped aboard. Croker got
the second handshake. General Butter
field was third, and Senator Depew fourth.
The committee hurried the Admiral up
to the cabin, which was covered with
flowers. In a moment the wildest confusion
ensued from all sides. Some sort of order
was established, and all on board had a
OH at the Y. if. C A for a prospet tus. Edu
catlunal claes open ibis evening. Ciunasium
ciOEbrc will be -resumed next week.
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chance to shake the hand of the Admiral.
All speech-making and formalities were
abandoned. The police had great diffi
culty In getting the women to move along.
Tbey all wanted to remain where they
could see Dewey.
The Admiral smiled through it all and
tried hard to look as if he enjoyed it. He
was In full uniform and looked the picture
of health. He used both hands during the
rush. After the ordeal was over he retired
to the Olympia.
The parade began at 1:30 o'clock at the
Narrows. The Olympia led, directly fol
lowed by the Chicago, Admiral Hcwison's
flagship. After the Chicago came the fol
lowing vessels of the United States Gov
ernment in the order named:
Formation of the Parade.
New York, armored cruiser, flagship of
Rear Admiral Sampson; Indiana, first-class
battleship; Masachusetts, first-class bat
tleship; Texas, second-class battleship;
Brooklj-n, armbred cruiser; Lancaster,
gunncrj- ship; 'Marietta, gunboat; Scorpi
on, auxiliary cruiser; the torpedo boats
Porter, Dupont, Ericsson, and Cushing;
the revenue cutters Manning, Algonquin,
Gresham, Windom, and Onondaga; the
transports Sedgwick, McPherson, and Mc
Clellan, and the hospital ship Missouri.
Next in line was the steamer Monmouth,
with Governor Roosevelt on board, fol
lowed by vessels of the Naval Militia and
the official boats of the city.
Then came the three divisions of the es
corting column. The first, consisting of
yachts, was under the command of
Commodore J. Pierpont Morgan, on the Cor
sair, as flagship. The port column was led
by Howard Gould's Niagara and the star
board by Sir Thomas Lipton's Erin. They
were followed by ninety-three steam yachts.
One hundred and eight craft of the mer
chant marine composed the second division
under the command of Captain Perry, on
the Red Ash.
The third division consisted of 104 barges,
tugs and unattached vessels under the com
mand of Captain Fred D. Dalzell.
The route of the column was up the Hud
son as far as Grant's Tomb, where the
Olympia anchored. From the bridge Ad
miral Dewcj reviewed the parade as tt
steamed around his flagship and returned
close to the Jersey shore.
Anchored Off Grant's Tomb.
The parade moved up the North Rivet,
all river traffic being suspended for the
column to pass, and off Grant's tomb where
the schoolship SL Mary's is anchored as
n stake boat, and near which vessel was the
two allegorical floats "Peace" and "Victo
ry," the Olympia anchored w ith her bow up
stream. The rest of the column passed in
single file near the New Jersey shore and
passed the Olj'mpia in review. The war
ships and their large yachts anchored be
low the Admiral's flagship. The rest of
the colmun then proceeded down the river
to Twenty-third Street, where it will dis
band, and the parade ended there.
An Uproar of Enthusiasm.
There was plenty of uproar and color
and enthusiasm before the parade started,
and it continued as the ships moved on.
The racket was inaugurated at 12 o'clock
by all the steam whistles and sirens afloat
and ashore, which opened at that time, and
for five minutes the noise was continued
with all the blasts of which thej- were
Then the whistles were silent save for
necessary signals from the vessels in the
river, and the throngs, which made the
river banks and housetops along the wa
ter front black, attended to the noise for
the rest of the daj
For color the parading vessels were be
decked with all the flags and bunting they
could carry. All the buildings in sight
from the river were swathed in decora
tions, and the crowds of men, women,
and children waved thousands of flags.
Splendors Promised Tonight.
There will be fireworks display tonight,
flotillas In the North River, off Grant's
Tomb, and in the East River off Ward's
Island. The Olympia and the warships
will remain at anchor after the parade,
and the illumination will lend an un
wonted beauty to their given outlines.
After the fireworks at this point the flo
tillas will pass down the river to the Bat
tery, where another exhibition will be
given. There will also be displays through
out the city, and all the while the big
electrical device, "Welcome Dewey," In
Brooklyn Bridge, ''will be ablaze.
Despite the weather bureau, which had
sent out an unpatriotic and ominous fore
cast yesterday; the day dawned bright and
fair a regular Dewey Daj The forecast
yesterday afternoon had been warmer tem
perature, rain and high winds, which would,
give trouble to the large vessels In the pa
rade and be perilous smaller ones. The pre
diction was appalling and made the cele-
brators shudder. It meant nothing less
than the ruin of the programme if is should
prove to be true. The only comfort that
would-be holiday makers could extract from
the situation consisted in the bright aspect
of the skies yesterday which boded no such
gloomy conditions as .the weather bureau
prophesied and the recollection that of all
fallible prophets weather prophets were the
The weather men must have had some
pangs of remorse between noon and sun
down, or possibly they had an eye on their
reputations, for last night they had edged
and sent out a bulletin, which, while hope
ful was a bit more reassuring than the one
preceding. This bulletin read, in part:
"Fair and cooler tomorrow, winds brisk,
south to west." In the forecast the weath
er prophets redeemed themselves for to
day's conditions squared pretty closely
with it. The sun rose in a clear blue sky
and the wind from southerly directions was
strong enough to be cool. It tossed the
waters of the bay and harbor, but only
enough to make them sparkling and attrac
tice and not enough to have any effect on
the parade. Altogether a more beautiful
or perfect day could not have been made
Two Million Visitors,
Over 2,000,000 visitors are now believed
to be in New York, and they arc still
coming in thousands by train and boat.
Last night the city was crowded as never
before. Late in the evening newcomers
$S.G5 Washlnsrton to A' err JJSS.05
York and Ileturn "ia Pennsylva
On account of the Admiral Dewey Celebration
in New ork en September 3 and 30 the Penn
sylvania Ilailroad Company will sell excursion
acl.cts from Washington to Xew York on Scptem
lsr 2S and 0. cootl to return until October i.
at rate of ?B.G5 (or the round trip.
Heavy stocks oC Luuilicr and
mill work bought before rising prices.
were in every way precluded from get
ting Into the hotels, as everyr rbdm was
taken and every corridor was filled with
cots. This morning the streets were filled
at an early hour. Every railroad depot
and every ferryhouse became great gates
through which people swarmed. The ele
vated and surface railroads found them
selves with more passengers to handle -than
they could carry, and this in spite of
the fact that they were operating every
thing they had on wheels.
On the main avenues it took an hour to
ride a distance that could usually ,be cov
ered in fifteen minutes and wise folks be
gan to use the less frequented routes up
town and down town. The sightseers are
alive to the opportunity to see4.a jot of the
famed sights of the town. iBattery Parte
wa'ion crowded with peopWgazing out
over" the waters of the bay toward Tomp
kinsville where could be dimly seep the out
lines of the dozen big warships anchored
there. Broadway is a river of people with
a current of a mile in many hours. The
Bowery is like the corridor of a theatre
after the playj
But in the thick of the. swarm the native
knew by the voices, that those about him
were not of this town. The, slurring
Southern speech the twang of the man from
far down East and the shrill voice and
strange talk of the Westerner, full of min
ing and cattle range colloquialisms pro
claimed the-gathering of men from the
fringes of the countrj'.
The Dewey arch was the mecca of most
of the visitors. This they never seemed
to tire of. Progress in its vlncity was a
mockery. A man came out of. the crush
feeling as if he had been packed in a can,
and no woman accomplished the journey
through the worst of the press without
gasping, but man and woman turned and
plunged Into it again as soon as they could
breathe. Baggage rooms at all stations
are piled high with trunks, and cabs anJ
carriages are reaping a harvest.
On incoming trains, even from distant
points, many passengers are compelled to
stand, just as in surface cars, and sleeping
car berths are almost impossible of at
tainment. Thcvisitors early began to
seek out points from which to view the
naval parade. Cars for Claremoat Heights
were crowded, and policemen are busy an
swering questions as to the best way to
get to the public piers on the North River.
ALL OSCULATION BARBED.
Xo Repetition of Hohson's Conduct
to Uuilinrrnss Den ey.
NEW YORK, Sept. 2D Dewey declined
to be Hobsonized esterday. He was will
ing to kiss children and the women of his
own Immediate family, but he wouldn't
let a strange woman kiss him right in full
view of the thousands who besieged the
Olympia It was early in the day, but the
ship was swarming with visitors. Among
them was a pretty girl, smartly dressed
and fine of face and figure. She was among
the few who made their way to the de:k
that is kept sacred for the Admiral. She
got close enough to shake his hand and to
say a few words of congratulation, and the
Admiral responded pleasantly, with the
remark that he hoped that his guest would
sec the ship and enoy herself.
Suddenly the girl drew his hand close to
her and pursed up her lips. They were
pretty lips and the face was winsome and
sweet. Dewey looked nonplussed. First
he started to help out the kiss, then he
hesitated. There were a lot of peop e look
ing. Would he be another Hobcoa"? Doubt
and indecision chased themselves across
Dewey's face. The girl was pretty very
pretty; her face was winsome and her lips
all readj-. Dewey quailed before the sight.
But the ubiquitous Brumby, his Hag
officer, was equal to the occasion. He
pushed the woman back. It was a gentle
push. There was nothing rude about it,
but the Admiral was saved. The red lips
lost their would-be kiss and the face fell.
But Dewey recovered himself. "I am glad
to have met you," said he, passing on to
the next caller.
SUSPECTED OE aEUBDER.
A Von n pr Man Jumps From a Rail
road Train and Disappears.
ROCHESTER, X. Y., SepL 29. The mur
derer of Horace Halpin, who was killed and
robbed near the town of Barre, Orleans
countj, on the 14th instant, and for whom
the sheriffs and deputy sheriffs of every
county in western Xew York are now on
the lockout, is somewhere close to Roches
ter, and Sheriff Schroth's deputies are
therefore, making a thorough search for
him. The murderer jumped from a Rome,
Watertown, and Ogdensburg train half a
mile west of the village of Charlotte Wed
nesday night when the train was moving
at a rate of forty miles an hour.
Among the passengers on the train was a
man from Albion who knows the man sus
pected of Halpin's murder, well. This pas
senger paid no particular attention to the
people getting on the train at Hilton, but a
short time after the train had started this
passenger started to walk into the smok
ing car. "When a short distance from a
young man who sat near the door, the pas
senger stopped suddenly and gazed at him.
This seemed to arouse the young man's
suspicions that he had been recognized;
In fact It Is possible that he recognized the
man who was gazing at him. The aston
ished passenger suddenly exclaimed,
"There's Mr. Halpin's murderer."
The young man, without a word, plunged
from the train into the bushes and escaped
Horace Halpin worked for his father, who
conducts a grocery store at Barre, and was
in the habit of going to the small towns in
the country delivering groceries and tak
ing: orders for thenxj On the night of the
14th he was found dead on his wagon two
miles from Barre on what Is known as the
swamp road. There was a bullet wound
through his heart and he had been robbed.
Investigation developed the fact that "Wil
liam Conapin, vi'O had worked "for dif
ferent farmers in the vicinity, toW been
seen riding on the wagon withi'hinr. He
was at once suspected of committing the
murder and when search was made for him
he was missing.
THE CABINET MEETING.
The Dewey Celebration and. Civil
Government for Culm Discussed.
The principal subject discussed at to
day's Cabinet meeting was the coming re
ception to Admiral Dewej The President
listened to and approved the plans already
made, and some new suggestions were of
fered respecting the celebration next Tues
daj The Postmaster General brought up
also the question of postal service as to
The Attorney General and the Secretary
of War remained with the President for at
least an hour after the Cabinet meeting and
discussed a form of civil government for
.Cuba. It is not at all improbable that a
prominent civilian will shortly succeed
General Brooke, as Governor General of
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OLYMPIA'S HMO COM
The Admir.il Desires 'Tlicra to Ap
pear in the Local Pageant
Ileturn of the Washington Commit
tee From Their Vinlt to Dewey.
Scenes on Uourd the- Flasuh-p Per
fecting Arrangement 'for the
Capital's Reception and Parades.
Chairman Moses, of the Dewey Reception
Committee: Major 6. L. Eruden and Gen.
Harries returned from lew York this
morning after calling on. the Admiral and
discussing the plansfor his jereceptlon In
Washington. "Everything: worked as
smoothly as clockwork," sid .Mr. Moses.
"We left the custom"house wharf in New
York on time and stopped at the Xew York,
where we joined Rear Admiral Sampson
and others who were fo make up the party
and then we started for the Olympia. It
was a beautiful day and -the harbor fairly
swarmed with every kind of craft from the
big battleships to the little row boats. The
guns of the forts on shore fired a salute in
honor of General Miles and every boat that
had a whistle blew it until we could scarce
ly hear each other talk for the din.
"As we boarded the Olympia we were met
by Admiral Dewey who greeted up hcatlly.
He was dressed in a fatigue uniform of
blue, and led the way to his quarters where
we discussed the plans for his coming to
Washington. The Admiral was highly
pleased with the plans and said they were
perfectly agreeable to him.
Admiral Dewey's Request.
"The only change in the.programme sug
gested by the Admiral was that the crew
and the officers of the Olympia be permitted
to take part in the parade at Washington
and witness the presentation of the sword.
General Buterfield, cnainnan of the New
York committee on arrangements, said t,hat
he had secured free transportation and a
special train for the Olympia's officers and
crew, but General Harries and I told Gen
eral Butterfleld that while we appreciated
his kindness, Washington desired to have
the honor of caring for theAdmlral's offi
cers and men as well as the Admiral him
self, and that we would make all the ar
rangements for taking them to Washing
ton. The Admiral thanked us for our kind
ness and General Butterfleld countermand
ed his orders for transporting the officers
"The Admiral said that his son, George,
and his brother, Charles, 'would probably
accompany him to Washington, and we
answered him he could bring the whole
family and thej' would be welcome.
"As we left the Admiral's quarters and
got on the deck of the Olympia we found
it crowded with visitors, who pushed and
pulled to get a chance to shake the hand
of the Admiral. Moat of the crowd were
women, and the way they implored the
Admiral to shake hands with them was
really humorous. He complied with mo3t
of the requests, and the women fairly
beamed with joy.
A Salute for General Mites.
"As we left the side of the Olympia her
guns boomed out a salute to General Miles,
and there was more screeching of whistles
and cheering from the crowds on the ex
cursion boats. We reached dry- land with
out a mishap, and little remains to ha done
before the Admiral arrKes-in Washing
ton." About 9:30 o'clock this morning Chair
man Moses called at the Navy Department
to arrange for bringing the officers and
crew of the Olympia to Washington. He
spent some time in discussing the plans
and after the consultation said:
"The Olympia's officers' and crew will be
brought to Washington, but the plans for
their arrival have not been definitely set
tled. It is probable, however, that the
special train on which they will come will
run ahead of the Admiral's train so as to
sure that it will reach here on time. The
officers and men will be the guests of
Washington, and will be treated in loyal
Chairman Larncr, of the reviewing-stand
committee, has so enlarged the stand at
the east front of the Capitol that it will
accommodate 1,074 persons, whereas be
fore it would only accommodate about GOO.
The stand is so arranged that-the Admiral
can enter it from the Caplicl and after the
sword presentation pass down across the
bandstand, enter his. carriage, and thu3
aoid passing through the crowd. The
work on enlarging the stand will be com
pleted by tonight and the decorating will
The workmen on the big reviewing stand
were busy today placing chairs and a corps
of decorators were engaged in draping the
stand and placing the-wires for-the electric
lights. The outside of the stand was paint
ed white and the national flags and big
broad pieces of red, white, and blue bunt
ing were draped across .tho front of the
Btand, and held in place by gilt eagles. On
each of the thirty-four iligpoles were plac
ed wreaths of holly in, which a half dozen
incandescent electric lights will be sus
pended. The facsimile prow of the Olym
pia, on which the Admiral will s,tand, is
surmounted by a life-sized bust of Colum
bia, with flowing hair on which is the lib
erty cap. Sculptor Dunbar put the finish
ing touches on the figure this morning.
Decorations in honor of. the Admiral are
beginning to appear along Pennsjivania
Rehearsing; the .Recent ion.
Chairman R. Ross Perry, of the reception
committee; Vice Chairman Cox, of the gen
cral committee, and about 200 gentlemen
who will form the reception committee at
the sword presentation, niet at the Capitol
this morning and rehearsed the reception.
Every chairman of a committee and
his assistants were shown what their du
ties would be and after an hour or two
spent in going over the programme Chair
man Perry said he was sure that everything
would work smoothly. Tjie following com
mittee has been appointed, to meet the gov
ernors at the railroad depots:
D. I- Murphy, chairman; R. W. Dutton,
C. B. Keene, E. C Madden, E. B. Wilkins,
C. H. Livingston, W, IJ. "Saunders, Corco
ran Thorn, J. L. McNeJt; tto.Mears, J. B.
Cotton, W. P. White, S." J. "Peeie, A. P.
Pardon, and Max Cohen, Two hundred
seats have been res'erved online big re
viewing stand at Fifteenth Street and Penn
sylvania Avenge for the, yisiting governors
and their staffs and they wjHI also be given
places J"rom which they cart view the sword
presentation at the CapltoM
Chairman Pcrrybas asfefe Rear Admiral
J. H. Upshur to act as cbi-lrman of a sub
committee of the general committee, to b3
composed of the officers ojf Jthe army and
navy, 100 in number; Theyare requested
to appear in full dress uniform Tuesday
morning at 11 o'clock a. the no:thea-t
door of the Senate wing pt the Capitol.
Later they will join the procession to the
presentation stand. , l
Only about 200 seats on- the big receiv
ing stand at Fifteenth, Street and Penn
sylvania Avenue remain unsold, and by
Monday it is expected that every one will
be taken. The tickets afe good for the
night pageant and,also lor the mi Itary
Twelve dollars a-year pays, or full membership
in the V. M. C. A. .Sit dojlare a .jeir covets
the cost of educational nftmjicrship. Uducational
department opens this eveninj."
Best Boards o'nly ffl,&. per
1 100 feet, because 5 cargoeian before advance.
day parade on Tuesday. They arc on sale
at 1225 Pennsylvania Avenue, the head
quarters of the Dewey Reception Commit
Trying: Horsed Under Fire.
The horses, which will be ridden by the
police and the various members of the
committees during the night parade "in
honor at the arrival of Admiral Dewey
were put through an actual trial by fire
last night on a vacant lot between First
and Second and T and U Streets north
west. It has been a question with the po
lice and many other persons interested in
the event as to whether or not there could
be secured in this city enough horses to
mount the marshal's staffs and policemen
which wouldj-walk undisturbed thugh a
hotbed of exploding firecrackers, red. fire.
and roman candles?'
xiiajCT syivester ucciueu 10 pui me mat
ter to a test TonujjScured from the livery
men most of "the'borses which had been
hired 'to the committeemen. The horses
were taken to First and T Streets at about
8 o'clock last night where they were sub
jected to a severe test. Firecrackers were,
exploded beneath their feet and roman
candles sputtered about their faces. All of
the horses were nervous at first and several
attempted to run, but they were finally
quieted and for about fifteen minutes stood
like statuea while fireworks were exploded
all around them. There are a few more
horses which have not been tested as yet
and Major Sylvester stated he would put
them through tonight.
The following additional subscriptions
have been received: W. W. Burdette, ?10;
cash, $10; John B. Lamer, $20; cash, $5;
G. W. Wilson, $10; George C. Maynard, $5.
E. G. Siggers, $ii; Frank Baker, $5; George
J. Maj-, $5; William Stone Abert, $5; F. P.
May, $5; O. G. Staples, $25; Chapin Brown,
$10; S.'J. Peele, $5; Charles Newbold, $3;
Capt. Lansing H. Beach. U. S. A., $20;
Dr. T. F. Mallon, $5; Herbert Frelden
Order for the Civic Parade.
General Harries, chief marshal of the
civic parade, issued the following order late
Capt. Frank F. .Eastman, Fourteenth Ur S.'
Infantrj. is announced as chief of staff. The or
ganizations composing the parade will assemble
at 0:13 p. m., Jfonday, October 2, in the follow
ing order and at the following places. The hi
ejele division on Marjland Aemie and First
Street west, with the head of the column re4
inp on the outh. 'ide of 1'ennsjlvanU Avenue.
The Old Guard, the Grand Army of the Repub
lic, Union Veteran Legion, Eighth Uattalion,
District of Columbia Volunteers of 1SS1; Spanish
War Veterans, Fiftli Jlarjland Veteran Corps,
Grimes (Portsmouth, Va.) Batterj', the IIirIi
Sthool Cadet HeRiment, and the Separate Bat
talion of High School Cadets on First Street
ricithwot, facing south, with the head of the
column rioting on the south side of I'ennfjlva
Columbia Lodite, Independent A'sociaricn of
Machinist, on C Street northwest, facing ca.t,
with the head of the column resting on the west
.side of First Street northuc&t. .
Catholic ocictks jnd the Genzaca College Ca
dets, en tl.c outh side of Irdiana Avenue, facing
ea't, with the head of the column resting on the
m side of Second Street northwest.
Columbia Typographical Union, Xo. 101. Local
I'nion, No. 4, of the- International Brotherhood
of Itcvokbinders and the Wat-hinjrton Printins
Pressmen's Union, Xo. 1, on Fourth Street north
west, facing .'outli, with the head of the column
resting on the north side of 1) Street northwest.
The l.ctter Carriers and the Youn? Men's
Chri-tiin Association, on Third Street, facing
routh, with the head of the columrr r&tin on
the "north side of Indiana Avenue northwest.
Georgetown L'nheiaity students and the Co
lumbian I'nltcrsity students on Second Street,
fating south, with the head of the column rest
ing on the north side of Indiana Avenue north
The Knights ofTjthia. the Improved Order of
Ittd "Men, Knights of tli- Golden Eagle, Union
Commar.derj Xo. 3, Independent Order Mechan
ics; American Guard Council, Xo. 1. United
American Mechanics, Junior Order of Mechanics
Princes of Bagdad, ard German tocieue.s, on
C Strett and Xew Jersej-A cnue northwest, with
thjJ head of'.ilKfjtyjUttoatrrsting on the east side
of First Street rlcfthVest.
The Butler Zouiv and the Capital City
Guards, on Second Strict northwet, facing north,
with the head of the column resting on the couth
tide of C Street northveat.
The formation will he. in column of platoons,
twentj four files front, vtierscr possible.
Diii'ioii maiflult. will rtort to the Chief
Marshal not later than GM5 p. m.
All illuminations carried by organization or
individual? should; if pcs-ible, be timed to last
at least tio hour.
Illumination material should be ignited imme
diate! v after a preparatory signal is ghen to
the division marshals
The column will not be broken until Eight
eenth Street is readied, at whiih point all or-ganization-the
Young Men's Christ'an Associa
tion alone excepted will proceed either north
ward on Eighteenth Street or westward on 1'cnn
sIania Avenue, in accordance with special or
ders to lie herpafter issued.
Bands will "he assigned by the Chief Marshal,
and notification of assignment will le made to
dhKion marshals not later than Monday morning
THE PRESIDENT'S ORDER.
All the Department! to Be Closed
The following order was issued this
morning by President McKinley in refer
ence to the reception to Admiral Dewey:
It is herebj ordered that the several l'xecu
tie Dcpuhnents the Government Printing Of
fice, and the navy yard and station at Washington
be closed on Tuesday, October 3. to enable the
employes to participate jn the ceremonies attend
ing the icccpMo-i of Admira' Geo ge Dewe., United
States Xay. and the presentation of a sword of
honor to Him as authorized by a joint resolution
of Congress approved June 3, 1S0S.
THE PRESBYTERIAN ALLIANCE.
PaiteiR Read at Today's Sex!oi hy
Many yell-KnoTn Ministers.
The third day's session of the Seventh
General Council of the Presbyterian
Church Alliance opened this morning at
the New York Avenue Presbyterian
Church, -with the usual devotional exer
cises. Reports of the business committee and
the committee on foreign missions were
read and briefly discussed by Rev. James
Rennil, of Glasgow, Scotland, and Rev.. Dr.
Elwood, or New York city. By vote of the
council moderators for the sessions of to
day and Monday were selected. The com
mittee on reception reported the applica
tion of the Presbytery of South Africa for
admission into the Alliance, which was re
ferred. The credentials of delegates from
Brazil were presented, and the delegates
were allowed seats and a voice in the con
vention today, pending a further report of
the reception committee, to which the cre
dentials weei recommitted.
The order of the day proceeded with-ex-cellent
papers-.on the results accomplished
by the churches' in foreign mission work
during the nineteenth century, which were
read bythe; Rev Dr. TV. TV. Barr, of Phila
delphia? Rev. Robert Buchanan, B. D., of
Edinburgh, Scotland, and others. -The
morning session closed with a discussion
c'n "Reflex Influences of Missions on the
Life of the Church," led by Rev. Dr. TV.
McF. Alexander, of Memphis, Tenn.
Missionary Society In Session.
The annual meeting of the Baltimore
branch of the Woman's Foreign Mission
ary Society was called to order this morn
ing in the Wesley M. E. Church. Mrs. E.
B. Huntley, vice president, and a large
number of delegates were present.
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INSURGENTS FALLING BACK.
Tliey Evacuate Dolorex and Calam
lIt and Take to the Mountnlns.
MANILA. Sept. 29. 10:30 p. m. A
Spanish captain who escaped from the In
surgents and entered our lines at ths north
today states that the Insurgent general Mas
cardo with 1,500 men has evacuated Dolo
res and Calumpit and fallen back to the
He says that four prisoners from the
gunboat Urdaneta are Tvlth Mascardo'3
men. The remainder of the Urdaneta's
crew are reported to have baen killed.
The Spanish captain knew nothing In
regard to the fate of Naval Cadet "Wood,
who commanded the Urdaneta. He says
that COO Insurgents took part in the fight
at Porac yesterday.
The Spanish commissioners, Marcaida,
and Antonio Re Rio, Major To
ral, two sergeants, and their ser
vants, were allowed to pass through the
American lines, nortii of Anjjjeles, this
morning for the purpose of conferring with
Aguinaldo regarding the release of the I
Spanish prisoners held by the insurgents.
It Is possible that the American prison
ers held by the Filipinos will be liberated
tonight or tomorrow. If they are they
will be accompanied by a Filipino general
and an aide-de-camp, who wishes to talk
to General Otis.
General Otis, In a cablegram to the "War
Department this morning, details the
postponed operations against the Filipino
Insurgents, of which yesterday's move up
on Porac was a part.
From General Otis' despatch it Is evi
dent that operations against ths enemy
north of Manila and to the west of Porac
are to be pushed with vigor. The purpose
of the campaign is to clear the country
along the Dagupan Railroad of all the
hostile natives. General Lawton has been
ordered to assist In the general advance,
and to concentrate his troops In the vi
cinity of Calumpit and San Fernando. The I
concentration of such a large body of
troops north of Manila is believed to in
dicate a general campaign, with a view of
driving the Filipinos clear into the moun
tains and hills, where they will be cut oi
from all supplies and munitions of war.
General Otis deapa'tch Is as follows:
Manila, September 29.
Adjutant General Washington:
I-uv.ton'b troops at Calumpit and San Fer
nando, where concentration takimr place; or
dered to ner country. Jlexieo, Guagua, Bacolor,
and Santa Hita. MacArthur ordered to take his
troops and clear country west and in licinitj
of Porac, which he did testerday, advancing on
Porac at an earlj hour, with Ninth infantry and
Thirty-sixth Volunteers, capturing Porac and
driving enemy north. Wheatcn at Angeles kept
back enemy on hi north, and moved force west
ward to interrupt I'orac insurgents, but they
retreated by mountain rojd; rtuit.-. clearing
the country preparatory to future operation. Cur
casualties at Porac file wounded. Wheaton does
not report anj casualties. Captured one offi
cer and several enlfctt-d men; some twentj cf
the eneny Killed; number wounded unknown.
LOIITTNG THE NEGRO VOTE.
A Suflritgro Law Anifndiiient Probable
in North Carolina. -
RALEIGH. N. C , Sept. 29. Politics in
North Carolina turns for the next year
upon the question of the constitutional
limitation of the negro vote. The amend
ment designed toeliminate SO per cent of
the colored vote, win be passed upon by
the people at the election next August. The
discufcston of the question began Immedi
ately after the election last year. Dr. Cy
rus Thompson, the Chairman of the Popu
list State Committee, then declared that
the white people of North Carolina would
be disappointed if the Democrats failed to
limit the negro vote.
Democratic State Chairman Simmons
said recently: "There will be a fight against
the suffrage amendment (the object and
effect of which are to eliminate between
75.000 and 80.000 ignorant and incompetent
negro voters), but there is no doubt about
"The elimination of this utterly irre
sponsible and incompetent negro vote has
become a necessity In the interest of race
harmony and social order, as well as in
the material progress and prosperity of the
Speaking for the white Republicans, par
ticularly those of eastern North Carolina.
Revenue Collector Carl Duncan, the real
Rcpnblican power in the eastern part of
the State and the most valued assistant of
Senator Pritchard, the supreme Republican
head in North Carolina, said:
"The white Republicans in the eastern
counties will solidly oppose the franchise
amendment. Our party will .formally, in
convention, condemn it. The Democrats
are much divided.
"The common .people of that party be
lieve the amendment is a strike.at them as
well as at the negro, because they believe
that the Supreme Court, when it passes
upon the amendment, will knock out the
grandfather clause.' This clause Is known
as the fifth and gives any man a right to
vote whose father or grandfather could
vote prior to January 1, 1SG7."
There are many indications, however,
that the Republicans cannot hold all their
leaders in line In opposition to the amend
ment Former Congressman Thomas Set
tle Is out in bold terms in favor of the
amendment, and so are former Adjutant
General Andrew D. Cowles, Thomas M. Ar
go. Judge Starbuck, and others.
Governor Russell says he feels sure the
amendment cannot be defeated. Repub
lican State Chairman Hatton has said that
the party proposed to make it a test of
party fealty, but Senator Pritchard says
this Is impracticable. Thus It appears that
party lines will not hold upon the question
of adopting the amendment.
J. C. L. Harris, for many years secretary
of the Republican State Committee, and
one of Governor Russell's closest friends,
"I expect the amendment to be ratified
by. a large majority. It becomes effective,
I believe, in 1002. The Republicans will
hardly be able to do anything that year, or
even in 1904, perhaps; but in 190G I would
not be at all surprised if our party won,
because the white vote, with the negro
practically eliminated, will divide. There
are thousands of Democrats in that party
not because of dislike of Republican prin
ciples, but because of the negro Repub
lican vote. I will say to you frankly that
if we had won last year we would have
Leen forced to enact laws to prevent the
negroes taking control of county and town
governments; In other words, we would
have had, In self-defence, to relegate the
negroes to the rear."
The Republican effort will be confined,
it is said, to the rural voters, and these
will be assured that the Supreme Court
will decide the fifth clause invalid, and
that this will make the amendment ap
ply to whites and blacks alike and dis
franchise uneducated voters. The Demo
crats say that If the courts ever pass t'pon
the law they must do so In its entirety;
that if one clause is declared invalid all
the others will be also Invalid.
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BOER F1CE8 M0BIL1ZINB
London and the Transvaal Watch
ing for the War Signal.
The EngUHh Cabinet In Senilon and
Parliament to Be Summoned Pres
ident Krnger's Significant Aniver
to a Correspondent South African.
Troops Are Ilnrrying to the Front.
PRETORIA, Sept. 23. A declaration pi
war Is expected at any moment. In caso
war comes the mines will be worked where
permits are obtained and the gold will be
deposited with the Transvaal government
for safe-keeping. Englishmen will be al
lowed a reasonable time to leave the coun
try. Those who remain will have to take
an oath to obey the orders of the Transvaal
government in regard to the preservation o
order. No one will be allowed to travel
through the country without a passport.
The Transvaal forces are hurrying to the
front from all sides.
The Transvaal's reply to the last British
despatch says the South African Republic
adheres strictly to the London convention,
of 1884. It asks nothing further and does
not mention the question of the suzerainty
of Great Britain.
LONDON, Sept. 29. The tension over
the Transvaal question becomes more
acute. The Boer reply is expected at any
momenL The cabinet met at 1 o'clock to
day and Speaker Gully, cf the House of
Commons, is on his way to London for the
purpose of considering the summoning o
before the hour for the Cabinet
meeting thousands of persons had gathered
on Downing Street, The members as they
appeared were warmly greeted. The crowd3
cheered when. Colonial Secretary Chamber
lain drove up. Prime Minister Salisbury
entered the foreign office by a side door
and was not seen by the crowd.
The army board met at the ivar office
after the cabinet meeting. It was stated
that another army corps would be sent
to the Cape at the earliest possible mo
ment. A number of diplomats called at
the Foreign Office today.
Tonight's official gazette, it.is exce:ted,
will contain a summons for the assemb
ling cf Parliament- The special session o
Parliament -will be called for the purpose
of securing appropriations for supplies.
Tne cabinet also desires a vote of confi
dence in its Transvaal policy. It is ex
pected that the forthcoming despatch from
the Biitish Cabinet to the Transvaal offi
cials will demand a reply at a certain fixed
period. Letters from private individuals
are pouring in on the Queen at Balmoral,
beseeching her to interfere in the Trans
vaal trouble. Many of the letters are writ
ten in the most devotional vein. It is
certain that however much the Queen may
deplore the necessity of war, she stands
by the cabinet, notwithstanding all to the
The chances oLa peaceable solution o
the Beer trouble have been appreciably;
lessened in the last few hours. The burgh
ers are reported as taking the field in all
parts of the Transvaal and Orange Free
State, and it Is clear that they are con
centrating their forces on the Natal bor
der. Several thousand Beers are now with
in a. few miles of Lalng's Neck, which is
likely to be the centre of operations in.
case of an outbreak of hostilities.
The "Times " Pretoria correspondent
telegraphs an interview had yesterday with
President Kruger. The executive of the
South African Republic said ha had dona
all that was possible to preserve peace.
Great Britain was massing troop3 on all
sides and war was being forced on him. It
was impossible, President Kruger said, to
accede to the demand in regard to the sev
eral years" franchise contained in Colonial
Secretary Chamberlain's last despatch. If
this request were granted, 50,000 Uitlandera
would be enfranchised a number greater "
than all of the Boers. The Boer presfdenc
repeated his previous statement that the
Uitlanders never wished the franchise
right. They registered themselves as al
iens and refused to accspt any burdens
when requested to take up arms for the
South African Republic.
In conclusion, the correspondent asked
President Kruger, if peace was possible.
He replied: "No. unless the other side does
something to make it possible."
CAPE TOWN, Sept, 29. The adoption
by the Raad ot the Orange Free State o
the resolution to support the TransvaalGov
ernment created no sensation here. In fact
such action was a foregone conclusion. The
burghers of the Orange Free State regard
the ultimate victory of the Boers as a cer
tainty. The northern border towns of the
Cape Colony are being garrisoned owing to
the menacing attitude of the Cape Beers.
VAGTJE CABINET HUMORS.
Reports Concerning Decisions of the
LONDON, Sept. 29. It is reported that
the cabinet today decided not to summon
Parliament. It Is also stated that Colonial
Secretary Chamberlain's next despatch will
demand the disarmament of all the Boer
forts in the Transvaal, the right of the
Uitlanders to use the English language, the
independence ot the judges, and an Indem
nity to the British Government for the cost
of sending troops to South Africa. All this
however, Is mere guess work.
Little Delay on Transports.
The work on the army transports at San Fran
cisco, according to a report received at the WaB
Department from Quartermaster Long, will be de-i
lajcil but little on account of the boilermakcrsfc
strike in tlut city. g!
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same day. Tickets also sold from intermediate
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