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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY; OCTOBER 3, 1899.
Price One Cent.
She Turns the Stakeboat Ahead of
The President's Bestowal of the
Trophy Voted by Congress.
THE COLUMBIA IN THE LEAD
The Shamrock Crosses the Line First at the Start,
But Is Overhauled by the American Boat.
A Good Breeze Dies Down After Half the
Distance Is Sailed Over Animated Scenes
Off Sandy Hook Crowds Witness the Race.
HIGHLANDS, X. J., (2:27 p. in.) The lookout at this point es
timates that the Columbia is now 1 minute and 25 seconds ahead of
tlie Shamrock on the return run.
At 2:40 p. in. the Columbia appears io be three-eighths of a
mile in the lead. She apparently has easily outpointed the Sham
rock, crossing her bows repeatedly, 15ot.li yachts are making for
HIGHLANDS OF NAVESINK. X. J..
Oct. 3. A perfect day with uot a fleck of
cloud in the sky and a brisk wind blow
ing out of the northwest at a nine-mile
rate, "nvc evidence early in the morning
that nature had done her best to make the
first of the international yacht races of
1S99 a success. The Shamrock and Colum
bia, challenger and defender, were prom
ised perfect "weather conditions for the
race for the historic America's Cup.
There was much of winter in the
chill of the morning, and frost settled on
the docks of the river fronts where as early
as sunrise persons gathered to be ready
to board the fleet of boats that were ready
to take them d6wn the bay. All manner
of craft was waiting to convey the throngs
to the scene of the race. There were huge
excursion boats, the ocean-going tugs, the
steam yachts, and the craft of smaller
sizes. Each one was decorated with bunt
ing. All were in readiness to make an
early start and to be on hand to jockey
for vantage points from which to see the
A Scene of Animation.
GapL Robley D. Evans, who had charge
of the course on account of the Govern
ment, assured the owners of the contest
ing 3-achts that he would use every effort
to keep the excursion boats cleared and
would call torpedo boats to his aid.
Down past the Staten Island shore the
scene grew even more animated as the day
grew. A swarm ot yacnts was aucauiuu
at the New York Club's anchorage at
Tompkinsville. Prominent among these
were Eugene Higgins' Varuna and Lloyd
Phoenix's Intrepid. Perry Belmont's Sa
taella was anchored off Bay Ridge and
near it was a swarm of "toothpick" yachts.
The revenue cutters Gresham and Man
ning had also been anchored there, but
left for the Hook at an early hour. As the
morning advanced the wind freshened and
the old salts on the bows going down the
bay predicted that by the time the racers
went over the line they would have better
than a ten-mile breeze.
An Excellent Sailinfr Breeze.
As the advance guard of steamers went
farther down the bay it caught up with
tbe sailing craft that had made the start
earlier so as to be on hand. The graceful
sailing yachts were recognizing each other
on their way down, and the crews on
board were shouting good-natured saluta
tions to each other. It was an excellent
sailing breeze, and every sloop and schoon
er had crowded on all the passengers and
steam she could carry- Yachting experts
figured that the weather favored the Co
lumbia. The sloop showed the best advantage in
her races with the Defender off Newport
when tbe wind was about ten miles an
hour. The sea was smooth this morning,
and this, too, it was argued, favored the
American boat. English experts had said,
moreover, that the English yacht would be
at her best in a high wind. The surprise
presented yesterday, however, when the
measurements of the boats became known
led many to believe that it was a difficult
matter to figure out.
SnilliiKf to the Battle.
The old Vigilant caught the thrill of her
youthful days os she saw the two racers
going out to battle. She had left her an
chorage off Tompkinsville at 6 o'clock with
Percy Chubb and a party aboard and had
gone down to the Horseshoe anchorage un
der her jib. "When she got past the Hook
the ran up her main staysail, Jib, jib top
sail, and catching the clipping breeze she
went sweeping past the Shamrock. She
made for the Sandy Hook lightship like
n cup-winnor. casting up long lanes of foam
of either side.
At i:40 o'clock the Columbia ran up her
jib and staysail and cast off her tow. Her
sails filled and inside of ten minutes she
was leaving her tug far behind. The En
glish sailors began to hoist the Shamrock's
mainsail at 9:45 o'clock. She was then six
miles from Sandy Hook and near the light
ship. Almost at the same moment the
Erin left her anchorage inside the Hook
and started after the racers. A tug flying
Sir Thomas Lipton's signal accompanied
her. A great fleet of steam yachts, tugs,
and excursion boats, bound outward to see
the race, fell in with the English steam
yacht and jogged with her to the Light
ship. Many of the home craft tooted their
whistles in a friendly greeting to the Erin
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and Sir Thomas had the Sbamiock at the
forepeak dipped in response. A navy yard
tug fljing a rear admiral's flag raced out
just ahead of the Erin and joined the flo
tilla of pleasure boats making for the
scene of the race.
Cityward, the horizon was alive with
hustling craft, dozens of big excursion
boals with their triple decks covered with
spectators being in evidence.
The challenger's crsw wore green wide
awakes with yellow stripes, running hori
zontally about them. Hogarth and his of
ficers looked warm in heavy blue sweaters
and white hats. The Columbia passed to
windward of the English boat at 9M5 o'clock
with sheets hauled in close as the wind had
canted to the north-northeast.
The English boat was on the star
board quarter of the Yankee sloop when an
auspicious omen gladdened the hearts of
the men on the Yankee yacht. A homing
pigeon alighted on the masthead of the Co
lumbia and then frightened by the cheers of
. the crew darted from and rested for a mo-
ment on the gaff of the Shamrock.
At 1 o'clock the Shamrock broke out her
staysail and cast off, making a, broad
reach for the lightship.
The Minniroefc Lends nt First.
Both boats got a good start when the
signal gun was fired, and at 11:15 the
Shamrock went over the line, the Colum
bia following 23 seconds later. At the
start the Shamrock was plainly seen in
creasing her speed and catching the
breeze, which died down soon after the
yachts started. At 11:30 the Shamrock
was one-quarter of a mile in the lead.
A 12 o'clock the Shamrock had in
creased her lead to half a mile. The sails
of the Columbia continued to sag much
of the time. Her spinnaker was flapping
and did not seem to drop properly. The
wind had now freshened and the yachts
The excursion fleet seemed to number
fully 300 vessels, and they spread out on
both sides of the racers. Prom the shore
it looked as if some of the larger steam
boats were crowding the Columbia. The
Shamrock was well in advance of the bulk
of the excursion fleet.
The Cnluiuhi-i -Vnke Up.
At 12:15 the Columbia increased her
speed. At 12:20 p. m.. as soon as she was
clear of the excursion boats, she immedi
ately commenced to overhaul the Sham
rock. At 12:30 the Shamrock set her spinnaker
but took it again in a few minutes.
The Columbia at this time was leading
her rival by over a quarter of a mile.
At 12:40 p. m. the boats held about the
same position. The wind was then about
north. The boats had out their mainsail,
club topsail, staysail, and balloon jib.
At 12:43 p. m. the Columbia still in
creasing her lead, was ahead of the Sham
rock by more than half a mile.
At 12:58 the Columbia was in the lead
by four minutes, and at 1:38 she turned
the half distance stakeboat.
One minute and a half after the Colum
bia rounded the stakeboat, the Shamrock
passeij. The wind was only blowing about
a six-knot breeze at this time.
At 1:47 p. m. the Columbia is increasing
her speed; 2 p. m. the yachts are making
short stretches, the Columbia going about
first and the Shamrock always following.
At 2:15 the wind had gone down to five
miles an hour. The yachts had just come
Into view on the return. The Shamrock
appeared to be leading slightly. Unless
the wind increases they may not be able
to finish in the time limit.
As Seen Off Long; Branch.
The Columbia and Shamrock passed
Long Branch Pier at 12:43. The Colum
bia was then three minutes and 45 seconds
ahead. Both boats had mainsails, jibtop
sails, staysails, jibsails, baby jibs set
The wind had died about to about sK
knots an hour. The Columbia increased
her lead very rapidly The first increase
of her lead over .'the Shamrock was noticed
when the two boats took in their spin
nakers and balloon jibs and began to reach
toward tho stakeboat, which is lying off
The hulls of both boats could then be
plainly seen with the naked eye, but a big
crowd of excursion boats of all kinds sur
rounded the racers and it looked as if it
might -interfere with the sailing of the
Shamrock. The trouble wh'ich the Sham
rock seemed to have before with her head-
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sails, seems to have been remedied and all
the sails are drawing tight. The wind
was then blowing north by east and the
boats reaching ,cuth by east.
At 1.33 o'clock after rounding the stake
boat both yachts took a tack to the north
east on the first leg. They were close to
gether with the Columbia a length ahead
Columbia in-shore. The wind then fresh
ened to about eight knots. There was
great enthusiasm as the yachts came up
on the home course. At 1:39 the Shamrosk
went about on the northwest with the Co
lumbia fifteen seconds later. Both headed
for Long Branch on the northwest tack.
2:01 Both yachts steered for noitheast
and each jockeyed for position.
The Shamrock gains on the American
boat and tries nipping, but fails to gain on
the yacht. The Columbia is still in the
At 2:15 both yachts came about on the
northwest tack. The former attempted to
make a tack to the northwest, having re
sulted in a balk. The Shamrock heeled over
much more than the Columbia as tho boats
came around. The boats were nearly side
by side, but the Columbia bad about half
a mile advnntage and was pointing better.
She took several shorts tacks and turned
about at 2: IS on the northeast tack. The
Shamrock also tacked to northeast with
some advantage to Columbia. The wind
at that time became stronger.
OWNEES OF THE YACHTS.
Patron of the Sport "Who Have
Spent Money Lavishly.
C. Oliver Iselin has been extremely con
spicuous in the last two contests for the
America's Cup. He has been the virtual
manager in turn of the Vigilant, Defender,
and Columbia, and has been part owner in
each. He is an able jachtsman, and has
been credited with an important part in
keeping the trophy on this side the water
in the last decade. His wife, who was for
merly Miss Hope Goddard, of Providence, is
enthusiastically fond of sailing, and is often
seen on the big 90-footers.
J. Pierpont Morgan Is the chief owner ot
the Columbia. As the head of the great
London, Paris, and New York banking
house, as a reorganizer of bankrupt rail
roads and as a philanthropist he is widely
known. He owns the steam yacht Cor
sair, having previously had several other
boats of that name.
Sir Thomas Johnston Lipton, owner of
the Shamrock, is of Irish parentage, al
though born in Glasgow. The early part of
his life was spent in deep poverty. While
a messenger boy, he passed his evenings ar
school. The man who was later to give
$125,000 to the poor of London in a single
check was at that time earning two shil
lings and sixpence a week. His first visit
to this country was in the steerage of an
Anchor Line boat. Getting down to South
Carolina, he found employment on a plan
tation. His active spirit scon tired of this,
naturally, and he managed to reach
Charleston. There he hid himself in a
vessel bound for New York.
Being discovered, he had to work his
way. In that city he remained for a time,
returning then to Glasgow. He always in
sisted, however, that his experiences in
this country had helped to give him a
goood commercial training.
Starting with a capital of ?400, saved
by his parents, he opened a provision
shop, in which he did most of the labor
himself. This business he extended un
til he hod 420 stores in various parts of
the United Kingdom. His employes num
ber 10,000. In Chicago he has a packing
house in which the daily slaughter of
hogs sometimes reaches 3,000. In trans
porting these products 600 refrigerator
cars of his own are used. In Ceylon Sir
Thomas is the largest individual owner
of land. He grows tea, coffee and cocoa
there. His warehouses are scattered
910 to Niagara FnllM ana Iletnrn 10
via PeimNylvania Railroad.
Special train will lcate Washington at 8 a m
Thursday, October 5. Tickets limited to ten
tbji, allow stop over at Buffalo, Rochester, Can
andaigua, and Watkins returning. Pjmphlets
Siting detailed information on application to
Flynu'B Business College, 8th anil K.
Business, shorthand, typewritinc $23 a jear.
rIaterern hest Laths.
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THE COLUMBIA AND THE SHAMROCK.
throughout the world. A great secret of
his success has been his belief in the
value of advertising. When, his various
enterprises were floated as a joint stock
company the capital was $225,000,000. Sir
Thomas is unmarried.
The big steam yacht Erin was bought
by Sir Thomas to accompany the Sham
rock over the ocean, and on her he dis
played a generous hospitality. Last year
ho gave $10,000 in aid of the sick and
wounded soldiers of the Spanish war.
TROOPS MOVING FOBWABD.
TiiliiiKK From the Tinnmnnl
CAPE TOWN, Oct. 3'. Prime Minister
Schrciner ot Cape Colony is anxious to
resign but his collegues have prevailed
upon him not to do so.
Commandant Allricht with the Artillery
of he Orange Free state is marching in the
direction of Kimberley.
The Indian troops from Simla have ar
rived at Durban.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct, 3. The mining
commissioner issued an official proclama
tion on September 29 stating that in the
event of war the mines could be worked
and the miners would be protected. This
assurance has now been withdrawn and
the commissioner advises all Biitish sub
jects to leave the Transvaal as soon as pos
sible. AFTER MULES FOR ENGLAND.
An Order Admitting British Aicenf
From (Quarantined District.
AUSTIN. Tex., OctS'l The representa
tives x)f the British "Government who are
now in this country-buying mules for use
in case of war against ihe Boers of South
Africa will enter thejrexas market in a
few days, as indicated by the following
telegram, which Was" received by Governor
isr ? - LouU, Jlo.,
C.'o ernor Saj crs, Austin Tev. f "
Hae c jom authority ''for sta-tinj; that rnjself
and Mail nuj pass Withuut dstention from New
Orleans into Tca (of purcliase of supplies for
British government? Kindh answer hv wire and
confirm by letter. y 3lAJOR SCOBEL.
The governor replied to "the above as fol
lows: The State health officer will order jourelf and
staff admitted at any quarantine fetation, after
making .ilfidawt to eight dajg) absence from New
Orlcins. UapgaKC shou'd be disinfected before
starting. In absence of disinfection, (.ertifk-atcs
will be furnished at quarantine Station.
Major Scobel and part will make their
first stop at Sherman, from which place
purchasing operations in north Texas will
be conducted. From Shernfan he will go
to San Antonio, which is the largest mule
market in Texas.
HIGHWAYMEN &J.OP A STAGE.
An Unsuccessful Itn'ltl for Gold by
OURAY, Col., Oct. 3. Ttfo masked men
stopped the Sneffel stageone mile this side
of Camp Bird MileaoadelKbgmiles from Ou
ray yesterday af ternooni They were after the
daily shipment of gold bullion from thp
Camp Bird mine and;unloaded the mail and
baggage looking for it. However, they
overlooked the box containing;$12,000 worth
of gold, representing two days' production
of the mine.
The mails were left untouched and thr
passengers were not molested. Sheriff Ed
gar was notified and with, aj posse overtook
the highwaymen near" Yankee Boy basin.
After a brisk exchange of.shots, the officers
retiied to secure re-enforcements.
CAPTAIN HERVEY DEAD.
The IVar Department Watchman
DrinkK Cnrhollcj Aeid.
Captain "Bob" Hervey,7fifty-six years
old, who was a watchman in the War De
partment until Thursday last, committed
suicide in the presence ofhis wife at his
home. No. 1203 F Street northwest, this
morning by drinking" an oiince of carbolic
acid. Hervey had been dismissed from his
position because of hlc drinking habits, it
is said, and was despondent.
Hervey was'a veteran of the civil war,
having lost one leg in the battle of the
Wilderness, and sustaining a wound in tha
other that gave him a great deal of pain.
He was a member of the, Grand Army of
Express Train Eycvy Day IO o'clock
To Chesapeake Beach. CM'alnuts, chestnuts, crabs,
and fish (or everjbodyj. Columbia car direct to
train. 50c round trip"
Norfolk and Wash. Steamboat Co.
Delightful autumn -"fops daily to Old Point
Comfort, Newport NeiJri, Norfolk, Virginia Reich,
and Ocean View. For schedule, see page 7,
Wheelwrights' hard woods.
Best in town, oak, asb, poplar, etc. 0th k N.Y.av.
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THE DECISION AT PAIUS.
EiiKliMhinen- -DellRhtcd With the
Venezuelan Boundary Verdict.
PARIS, Oct. 3. After a few opening re
marks of President F. Martens, the Secre
tary of the Anglo-Venezuelan Boundary
Commission was today ordered to read the
decision of that body regarding the disput
ed boundary line. The decision of the
Commission, which was unanimous, to
first read in English and afterward in
French. The decision regarding the boun
dary line between Venezuela and British
Guiana is as follows:
"Starting on the coast from Point Playa,
the line cf the boundary shall run in a
straight line to the Barimar River at its
junction with the Mururur River, thence
along the midstream thereof to its source;
thence to the junction of the rivers Haio
wa and Amakura, thence along midstream
thereof to its source 111 the Imataka Ridge.
"Thence the line shall proceed southwest
erly along the highest ridge of the Spur
of the Imataka Mountains, to the highest
point of the main ridge thereof opposite
the source of the Barima; thence along
the summit of the main ridga southeaster
ly of the Imataka mountains to the source
of Acarabisi; thence along midstream of
the Acarabisi; to the Cuyuni; thence along
the northern bank of the Cuyuni to the
Wenamu to the western most source of the
latter; thence in a direct line to the sum
mit of Mount Roraima and from Roraima
to the source of the Cotinga.
"Thence It shall go along the midstream
of the Cotinga to its junction with tho Ta
kutu; thence along the midstream of the
latter in a straight line to the westernmost
point of the Akarai Mountains; thence
along the ridge of the Akarai to the Coren
tin River, or as it is sometimes called, the
"It is provided that the line of delimita
tion fixed by the award shall be always
subject without prejudice to any question
now existing or which may arise to be de
termined between these parties and the
Government of Brazil or between the lat
ter and Venezuela.
"In fixing the above delimitation the ar
bitrators consider it wise to decide that in
times of peace the" Amaku and the Barima
rhers shall be open to navigation by mer
chant ships of all nations, subject to all
just regulations and on payment of regular
dues, provided the dues charged by Vene
zuela and the government of the colony of
British Guiana in respect to the passage of
vessels along portions of such rivers are
irrespectively owned by them shall be
charged at the same rates as upon vessels
owned by citizens of Venezuela and Great
"It is also provided that no other custom
duty shall be charged, either by Venezu
ela or British Guiana. Irrespective of goods
carried on board ships or vessels passing
along said rivers. But custom duties shall
only be chargeable in respect of goods
landed in the territories of Great Britain
and "Venezuela irrespectively."
Immediately after the reading of the re
cision of Prof. Martens arose and returned
thanks to the French government for its
hospitality. He congratulated everyone on
the satisfactory ending of a dispute which
had lasted 400 years. He laid stress on the
unanimity of the tribunal and recalled tha
Alabama claims and the Behring Sea claims
where only a majority of the commission
ers decided the points involved.
Prof. Martens spoke in English at first,
but changed to French when he began to
thank the French Government, saying that
when speaking from his heart he must
use more familiar language. Prof. Mar
tens enlarged on the fact that this was
the first arbitration case decided under
fixed rules which tho tribunal itself drew
up, and which the Hague Conference
Former President Harrison made a
graceful speech of thanks to the French
Government for its hospitality. He added
that all of those returning to America
would carry forth a lasting love for
Fiance. Sir Rfchard Webster, the counsel
for Great Britain, followed with a few
words. Then the tribunal adjourn
t Th; Englishmen looked jubilant, where
as gloom sat on the faces of the
Venezuelan counsel. England gets more
than she expected to get a few days ago,
when gossip spoke of the tribunal fixing
Moruka or Pomeroon as the western
Fine Goods at the Itay Sale.
Rare furniture, bronzes, paintings, marble carv
ings, piano, rugs, etc., will be sold at the Ray
Mansion, Twentieth and V, by Sloan & Co., at
10:30 a. m. tomorrow.
Heavy stocks good Lumber
bought before advance. Call at 0th k N. Y, ave.
The Admiral's Beply in Acceptance of the Tribute
to His Deeds and Valor Secretary Long's
Speech of Presentation Mr. McKinley's Re
marksThe Military Pageant in Honor of the
Nation's Quest (Nations to Schley and Miles.
Admiral Dewey was presented at noon
today with the sword, mounted in fine
gold and gemmed with diamonds, which
Congress decreed that he should have. Da
mascened in the bright blade of tlie wea
pon is this:
The Gift of the Nation to dmiral Oeorge
Dewey, l". S. N in Memory of the Victorv at
Manila Baj, May 1, 1MJS.
The spech of presentation wa3 delivered
by John D. Long, Secretary of the Navy,
and the sword was delivered Into the pos
session of Admiral Dewey by President
McKinley. The ceremony took place on
the stand which had been erected at the
cast front of the Capitol. The presentation
was prefaced by brief speeches by W. H.
Moses, Chairman of the Committee of One
Hundred, and R. Ross Perry. Chairman of
the Committee on Reception, and by Ma
rine Band music. Admiral Dewey said a
few words of thanks, but did not attempt
a formal speech. When the sword of Con
gress had been placed in the hands cf Ad
miral Dewey the military and civic escort
marched in review.
When the last organization had saluted
the Admiral, he was, under a civic escort,
driven to the McLean residence, hid tem
porary home at Washington. The after
noon was then well advanced. Friends
crowded around him in his apartments,
and promised to remain there till the time
should come when Admiral Dewey will
prepare for the dinner, which will take
place at the White House at S o'clock to
night. The city shook under the tread of an
armed host today. An army clad in fa
miliar blue, with gay touches of yellow,
green, and scarlet, swept over mi'es of
grey concrete. A bright sun glinted en
gun-barrels, bayonets, and epaulets.
Plumes nodded, swords clanked, and the
hoofs of cavalry and artillery horses beat:
iron music on the pavements. Martial
tunes that made cheeks tingle and feet
keep time, filled the air. Great waves of
sound welled up from the populace and
drowned the tumult of thundering guns
and throbbing drums. High above the
streets, great bells whose pious duty it is
to peal for the Christian's cro-s, chimel
for the American Hag. From the hot and
steaming throats of whistles there came
sounds that were rude but gad. Bits or
striped and starry bunting, symbols that
have stood for human rights for more than
a hundred years, flashed wherever the eye
might fall. It was a gala day. The
Americans were honoring Dewey, becaus
in a contest of ships and guns he glorified
the name American and opsnel up a new
world for American Ideas and American
Admiral Dewey arose early and refreshed.
As he looked out upon the streets around
the McLean home he saw groups of people
and many children. He saw them scan the
windows of his house. He must have known
that thoughts of Dewey and Manila were
in their minds and that the words Dawey
and Manila were on their lips. He saw the
knots of people grow to crowds and he saw
the ashen colored streets turn black. At
9:30 the citizens' escort bsgan to form at
the corner Connecticut Avenue and K
Street and Dewey saw the preparations
that were making to lead him to the Capi
tol. At the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue
and Seventeenth Street, military organiza
tions were assembling. Admiral Dewey
heard the calls of bugles, the roll of drums
and now- and then a burst of music from a
band. The hoarse shouts of "Halt!"
"March!" and "Attention!" reached his
As the sun rose higher, the holiday
aspect of the city became more pro
nounced. Bunting shone where it had not
shone bsfore. Family groups were on the
move from the residence districts to the
Avenue. These groups were added to till
steady streams of people flowed Into the
Great Way of the Capitol from every cross
street, till a great and mighty current of
human beings surged and eddied in the
Avenue. The suburban cars and trains
bitought into the city many thousands of J
people and hundreds of country wagons
rolled into the city over the red and yellow
roads of Maryland and Virginia. .Ihey
came from the counties of Prince Gsorge,
Montgomery and Howard in Maryland and
Alexandria, Fairfax and Loudon in Vir
ginia. Many persons came from the city
of Alexandria and several trainloads came
from Baltimore and distant towns. Bunch
es of heads protruded from all Windows
along tho line of march and the roofs of
the houses were well peopled. Cross streets
were choked with vehicles in and on which
people were jammed. During the early
morning bands and military organizations
were marching to and fro.
At 10 o'clock Mr. Moses drove to the
McLean mansion. Admiral Dewey and
Mr. Moses, accompanied by the civic escort
moved to the White House, where the
Admiral entered the President's carriage
and with the President by his side, the
procession moved upon the Capitol. Great
cheers rolled through the throng as the
people saw Dewey. Voices and hats were
uplifted. It was a monster demonstration
all along the route. Admiral Dewey re
peatedly saluted the shouting crowds by
raising his chapeau until the east front of
the Capitol was reached.
On the way to the Capitol, the populace
cheered with mighty enthusiasm for Rear
Admiral Schley and General Miles. On the
return from the Capitol, the popular out
burst In favor 'of Schley was but little less
than that for Dewey, and along parts of
the route the cheers for Schley were even
louder and longer than those for Dewey.
Complete jtock mlHivork.
Lowest prices. F. Libbcy k Co., Cth k X. Y. are.
General Miles was given an ovation al'
along the line and he responded by doffing
his cap many, many times.
the swosd presentation:
A .Memorable Scene nt the East
Front of the Capitol.
A crowd of about 150,000 people assem
bled on the broad plaza at the east front
of the Capitol thi3 morning to witness the
presentation to Admiral Dewey of the mag
nificent sword purchased by Congress in
the name of the American people. The
masses began to assemble in the early
morning, and when the glitterins escort
had reached the grounds ten acres of
densely packed humanity awaited the ap
pearance of the brilliant naval comman
der. It was nearly noon when the Admiral
entered the gayly bedecked stand, which
had been erected for the occasion, and his
appearance was the signal for such a dem
onstration as has seldom been given anv
man in the history of Washington. Cheer
after cheer came from the vari-colored for
ests of men, women, and children, and the
echoing plaudits continued fully five min
utes. Spectators were everywhere. They lined
the Capitol from the steps to the galleries
In the dome. The roofs of the House and
Senate wings were literally covered with
privileged onlookers, and from the Con
gressional Library to B Street, north, peo
ple were massed closely. In the centre of
the presentation stand two leather arm
chairs were placed for the use of the Ad
miral and the President. Behind these
were seated the members of tha Cabinet,
members of the Supreme Court, Rear Ad
miral Schley, Rear Admiral Sampson, and
the personal staff of Admiral Dewey, the
Senate and Housa committees, and a glit
tering array of prominent army, navy, and
State officials. Massed at either side of
the stand were the yellow plumed Third
Cavalry guard of honor, with General
Miles and Adjutant General Corbln at
their head. On the north side the brilliant
scarlet of the artillerymen shone forth,
whlla in the centre sat the Marine Band.
Everywhere was color, music, and the
martial tread of troops and blare ot
A Sea of Humanity.
When the escorting pageant turned Into
the long Avenue leading to the east front
of the Capitol, the noon sun shone upon
a countless sea of expectant faces while
the stand was massed with distinguisehd
American officials and statesmen. Over all,
far up in the dome of the great building,
fluttered three enormous American flag3.
A few moments before the neon hour
the procession from the Capitol to the
stand began. First came the Admiral, arm
in arm with the President. Following
came the members of the Cabinet, the
members of the Supreme Court, governors
and their staffs, an escort of prominent
army and navy officers, the Senate and
House reception committees, and the mem
bers of the local reception committee.
When the smiling Admiral appeared at
the door leading from the rotunda to the
stand, a great shout went up from the as
sembled thousands. The shout was taken
up by 130.000 voices iind rang from the
plaza to the adjoining avenues. Cheer fol
lowed cheer until the old dome rank with
the vibration. The Admiral stood where
the view was best and the waving, surging
vari-colored assembly seemed legions long.
Bowing and smiling, the honored guest
of the nation passed down the aisle ot
uniformed officials and stood before the
enthusiastic gathering, which cheered the
more as he bared his head and bowed.
When the President had entered and seat
ed himself the Admiral turned, and, with a
final bow. sat down In the chair on the left
side, where' his bronzed face shone in the
sun like a medallion of an ancient hero.
The Presentation Programme.
When the cheering had ceased some
what, 'Chairman W. H. Moses introduced
Rev. Frank Bristol. D. D. who delivered
invocation. The shouting died away into a
reverent hush when the divine raised his
hands and the enthusiastic gathering re
mained silent during the brief prayer. The
Marine Band then rendered the stirring
stialns cf the "Star Spangled Banner" and
when the Admiral stood up and remained
bareheaded during the rendition of the
American battle hymn, the spectators
cheered as though they desired to shake
the Capitol with the vibration.
Chairman Moses then introduced R. Ross
It. ItoHS I'err j h Remarks.
R. Ross Perry, chairman of the meeting
addressed Admiral Dewey as follows:
Admiral Dewey, the Nation's Capital
welcomes you, the nation's hero. The
city cf Washington welcomes you who,
in roundness and completeness of
character, approach the perfect orb of
that supreme man whose name It
bears. Like him, you, too. have anti
cipated the fame of immortality. Long
may you live to enjoy it. May you live
long to truly prove the love and honor
of a grateful people.
America has never lacked great men.
When in her history a crucial hour has
struck, the man of the crisis has ap
peared. A great man gazed through
the darkness cf time and space and
saw upon the horizon the bright star
of a new world. Great men plowed un
known seas, pierced boundless forests,
subdued savage foes, and wrought the
harsh features of the wilderness into
the smiling face of this fair land.
Our colonial infancy, our provin
cial youth, our struggling manhood
were fostered and protected by the
wisdom and the courage of great men.
Their blood gave us independence
abroad and freedom at home. We
have withstood foreign war and do
mestic malice chiefly through them. To
them It is due that but yesterday we
stood a united, although isolated na
tion and sent forth to the world a
challenge in the name of humanity.
It was your signal good fortune that
made you the challenger. But it was
altogether our own great qualities
that made the challenge gcod, that won
the fight, that maintained the victory,
that put our flag so high in the East
ern sky that all could see it. that made
the whole world know and say that
our nation is a citizen of the world,
come to play a man's part, and demand
a man's power and honor. It is these
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