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RICHMOND, VA,., SATURDAY, APim, 27, KX)?.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
MOST IMPOSING CEREMONIAL IN AMERICAN HISTORY MARKS THE CELEBRATION
OF THE NATIONS THREE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY AND THE BRILLIANT OPENING
OF THE JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
I'ARADK Hl-;i.\e; RBVIB-WBD BY PltESIDENT.
Tlila pnrnilc ????? ?nr ?f Ihe nolalilc features ?f tbe opentng dny of tho
Women In Serious
Danger Of Being
President Roosevelt Averts This by Ap
pealing to Men as Virginians to
Protect the Weak.
CAVALRY AND INFANTRY
RELIEVE THE PRESSURE
By Skillful Movements the Crush From the Out"
skirts is Stopped, and No More Trouble Oc
curs?-Mr. Roosevelt's Views . on
IJV ALLEN POTTS.
JAMESTOWN" EXPOSITION GROUNDS, April 26.?"Old Virginia
ealutes von!'' was the welcome extended to President Roosevelt this morn?
ing at 11 o'clock liy President Tueker as the chief executive laaded at the
The day broke witli typical Roosevelt weather, bright smishine over
Ii'ead and a pleasant brecze making the Exposition Grounds as attractlve
ns the country iu May. Crowds began to swarrn'as early as 7 and 8 o'clock,
nnd there wero possibly not less than 100,000 people withln the ihclosuro
when'tlie battory of the Third'United States Artillery, in coinmand of Major
Horn, fired the saluto of twenly-one guns that announced the arrival of
When day broke this morning the view in Hampton Roads ou the
Exposition Grounds was possibly the most remarkable one of its kind this
country has ever seen. Not less than sixty warships belonging to Uncle
Snm, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Argentine, Chile, Mexico and
Uruguay, formed two great lines, reach ing from Fort Monroo at one end
to tho mouth of Norfolk harbor nt the other. The brilliant white of tho
Unlted States warships, with their yellow tunnels', showed in sharp con?
trast to tlie iighting gray of England's squadron and the hulls of the other
Crafl. of every doscription swarmed among the line of battle-ships?
gteamers, tugs, yachts and sailing yessels ran \\p and down thc line, look?
ing like pigmies corripared with the monster war vossels.
WHOLE KI/KET FIUKS NATIONAL SALUT.E.
At S o'clock Secretary Metcalf, on board tho yacht Dolphin, came into
tho roads, and the guns of tho American and foreign vessels broke into a
loud greeting. A littlo later Governor Warneld, of Maryland, on board the
yacht. Coiurabla, stqamed down tho line and received tho executive salute
ol nineteen guns. Later still tho wholo fleet. eohoed with round after
round of salules, whon the President. passed down tho review line on board
tho Mayflower, and iinally the wholo fleot flied SOO guns in honor of the
ibree-liundredth blrthday of, tho nation.
At. 0:30 o'clock Prosident Roosovelt. received the eonunanding offieer?
of tho foreign warships on board hls yacht, which had dropped anchor mid
wny down tho line, and next the nnchorago of the giaflt gray cruiser Good
Hopo, AdmlraL Nevllle's flagshtp, commandlng the British squadron.
During the eeremonlos the crowd on shore had largoly increased, thou
?ands coming iu by every kind of transportation. Boat loads of people
Burgod through tha gates, and those at tho railway station and electric
car llnes fought to gain entranco into the grounds. Women and children
fnlnted in the struggle, and mnny accidents wero occasloned on account
of the crush,
Tho day, of courso, began offlclally with the landing of tho President
lor not untll ho had reached tho shore and had been driven between llnot
of Infantry rogulars lo Lee's Parado Grounds and had pressed thoro a gold
button, was tho cxposition officiully opened,
rilKSlDEXT APPLAUDS "GAKHY 0.'?
Having reached tho stand on Loe's Parado Grounds the ceromonies ol
tlio day woro begun by prayer by Right Rov. Arthur McGill Randolph,
I'.lshop of Southern Virginia. Mr. Tueker thon dolivered an eloquont address
doaling with the plan and scopo of the exposition, and doscribing the reasor
of its bolng hold. Tlio romark that callod forth most vigorous applauso wk
that wklch, stated that had it not been for President Roosevelt tho expoai
? tlon could nover havo taken placo, and that it waa duo to hiB assistamcc
and cc/iiiisol that it has reuchod sucli a sueccs'aful oponlng. Followlng Mr
-_T.. .\(.C.ofltiauJaa -ou-. Sacoudjp^ge.j^' ? '*-* c'v"^'^
SrBAKER CAX.VON AND SECIIETAHY TAFT.
Thc IntcrrstiiiK plcturos on thln and sueoee<UnB paccs, Uiustrntlng <he opening of thc cxposition, were inken,
efl'necluily for The Timcs-Dianntcb hy tlie Janicfttovrn Ofllciul rotograph Coiniiniiy.
VISIT TO RICHMOND
, PLEKHTEST OF ALL
J'rcsident Roosevelt Tclls Licu
tenanl-Govcrnor Ellyson Rccol
lcctions of Visit Delightfuli
[Special From a StalT Correspondent.]
JAMESTOWN KXP0S1T1ON, VA.,
April 26.?Prosidont Roosovelt has not
forgotten hls visit to Kichmond, paid
ab?ut clghtecri months ago, for in a.
eonversatlon 'tn-ritiy witli Lleutenant
Govcrnor J", Taylor Ellyson, ho took
occasion to speak of tho estoom ln
which lio holds tho pooplo of Rich?
mond. lt was at tho presldentlal
luncheon, hold ln the Adnilnlstration
Building, and tho Prosidont had been
discusslng "tho beauties of Leo Parado.
"I am very much dcllghtcd wlth
everytlilUB 1 have seen, nnd wlth
my very oortllal reeeptiim heret liut
1 want to tell you, Governor Blly
nou, that tlie moHt ilcliKlitful recol?
lectlon I hnve of nny visit I luivc
ever paid ls of the one spent in iho
hospf tiililc clty of Iticlunoud."
Secretary Cortelyou sald to-day to
tho reprosentntlvo of Tho Tlmes-Dls?
patch: "1 nm astonlshcd thnt so much
has beon dono horo undor auch ndverso
circumBtancps, and I co'ngratulato the
exposltion oflicials upon their aceom
of Prominent Men.
At tho Exposltion Grounds to-day,
besldo tho Prosidont anil tha mombors
. of hls Cablnot and tho rnnkJn* olfi
I cers of tho army and navy, woro 160
mombors oC tlio diploniatlo corps, rep
rosentlng' thlrty.-soyen countrles, twen?
ty Governors of Statos, wlth 300 col?
onels in tholr train; 100 mombors of
Unlted Hthtos Sonnto and Congress, 200
Stato commisslon'ors, G,000 soldlers,
i,r,00 sailors, twonty dologatos from
hlstorical soeietlos, and 16b newspaper
lt ls romarkablo that tho groutost
gnthering ot modern war-shlps whlch
tho world has over suon should havo
taken plnco to-duy ln tho very watora
Jiiuiia nMinornblo by tho battlo between
CUT THROAT, THEN
J. R. Bush Found Dead After
Long Search by llis
[Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.]
TOANO. VA., Aprll 2tf.?J. R. Bush,
ono of thc most prominent men of the
Penlnsula, commltted sulcido this
morning by first cutting his tliroat and
afterwards shootlng hlmself. Alr.
Bush liad been suffering from nervous
prostratlon for several weeks, und his
family thought ho was some better
yosterday. Whon hls nephew went to
hls room this morning to givo him a
toddy ho found it vacant, and at onco
wont in search oe hlm. Not llndlng
hlm ln tho houso or around tho placo,
ho becamo alannod and notified tho
nelghbors, wlio soarehod thc woods
Tho body was found thls afternoon
about one mile from hls home. He was
lylng on hls faco with a small gash on
tho right slde of hls throat and a ropo
tied around hls nock. Hls knife was
found in his poekot bloody, showlng
that ho hnd attempted to commlt sul?
cldo by cutting hls throat. lio wrote.
a note and plnrie'd It on a troo a fow
yards from where hls body wns found,
saying: "I dlo to-night. Bury mo
whore I lio. My people, rolativcs and
friends, none better; I love you."
Mr. Bush was of one of tho best fnm
llioa ln Vlrglnia, being related to some
of the best peoplo of the State. He
waB slxty-two years old nnd "a bachMor.
Ho leaves ono brother, who is n proinl
nont lawyer ln Blrmlngham, Ala., and
Lynchburg Liquor Fight.
lynchburg; va. Aprii Ni.-^jiuigo
Alden, of Danvllle. sittlng ln tho Cor?
poratlon Court. ,ls. hearlng tho con
tosted applicatlons of four retail liquor
liconses on the four corners of tho
lntorsootlon of Twolfih and Maln
Stroets, Tho ovldonco of tho potltlon
ers was heard to-day, many wltncsscis
bolng hoarcl. Tho contestants will bo
hoarj to-morrow morning. Tho con?
test Is nttractlng great laterest, nnd
lt ls bollovod if the llcensns mm grant?
ed that lt will meafcB^ocaVppticuL.fllp.tfr
. U_atJioj.eiuho.i',Uy.,'. -- >? ---??>??-.
General Approyal Expressed and
All rieascd Witli Tromisc of
| Speclal From a Staff Correspondenl.]
JAMKSTOWN EXPOSITION, Aprll 26.
?All Riehnionel Avas at tho exposltlon
to-day.' So, at lonst, it would' seem
from a walk through t: p grounds,
when familiar faoos wero. found on
ovory hand. Ijargo crowds patronlzpd
tho exonrslons over tho Norfolk and
Western and tho ChosaVoako and Ohio,
tho latter \road carrying two long
tralns woll filled wlth Uieliiuondor.c
Qiilto a lurgo numbor hatl mado nr
rangpmpnts for belng on tho ground
in good tlnio. and wont down Thnrs
I day, either by train or by tlio nlght
\ Tho excursions wore admirauly han
j dled In nearly ovory part ieul.ir. tho
I tralns leavlng promptly on schedulo
timo and maklng a. good, cloar run
wlthout" imnecesBary dej(iy, Tho only
sorlous hltcli ln thn arrajigevnents l'or
tho comfort of thn Rlchmonders oc
, curred on tho Chesaponko aud Ohlo trlp
after tho arrlval at Nowport Nows. A
well-nrrnnged and swlft passenger
forry wns Ih walting for tho crowd,
tho bont belng a doitble-ender, somc
what after the Now York Clty typo.
Curlously enough, however, only a sln
glo gang-plank wns put over tho sldo.
nnd tho paysongors wero made to pasj
ln slnglo (ilo and show tickets. There
was oonsoQuantly cohsCderable delay ln
gettlng tho largo nunibei*. of peoplo. ou
boarcl, and still greater dolrty lu un
loadltig at tho Plne Beach plor,
The government plai- ut Jamostown
j aro not yot completotl, uud from their
j appoaraiifo will bo tho last thlng iln?
Isliotl ou tho grounds. Meanwhilu tho
stoaiucirs nro bollig lautlod. at lhe Plne.
Beach plor, about iU'ieeu iulnuten' walk
from thu oxpcuililou gutoti. No urruligo
ments apparently wciro nmclo for our
sorvleo along* thls wuy, although thuru
WftB a dimblo-track* trolley llno,
Anotlier eongeatlon of thu ero wd
, iCoatiaRoU^flaSos.*ipriii Va&ojij
TlIB IMtKSIDRXT AHOVT TO nilGI.V HIS SPI415CII.
Thc I?resl"cnt'H little *on, Kcrmlt, >vlll bc reeoRnUcd to the, rljrht ot Mt.
Gold Button A nd
Exercises Held in Presence of Tens of
Thousands?All Nations of World
GREAT NAVAL REVIEW
FEATURE OF PROGRAM
President Took Great Interest inThis Event; Fleets
of All Nations Greet Him With Roar of Cannon;
Reception Dinncr to Executive Close
BY* WALTER EDWARD HAItElS.
JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION GROUNDS, April JC.?Tho ceJcbratioa
to-day of the three-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Anglo-Saxon
bupremacy iu America must stand as being tho most. impresslve ceremonlal
event in our history thus far. The President of the Unlted States, hla
Cabinet, representatlves of all tho great powers al. Washington, detacli
ments of the threo branches of tho military service and tho most powerful
(feet ever assomblod in American history, all wore united In the ceremoi
nies to-day, combining to create ono of tho most mtigiiificent spectaclea
No exposiiion was over opened witli such impresslve eere'vioiiies; none
ever threw open its gaios upon such a meiuorable anniversary, and nona
ever had such a niagniticeiu sotting for tho spectacle provided. Thousanda
of flags of all nations flying in the balmy bree/.e of spring, gave color to
ilic scone; booming cannon, crnshlng music, the martial array of marching
toldiery, the I'ar-flung line of.soa-lighters of many nations nnchored on tha
placid waters of Hampton Roads, gleaming silver in tho April sunshine??
ui! theso wero worked into a spectacle of unapproachable magnlflcence,
and one which must have improssed the meauest of the tons of thousands
oi beholders. It was such a spectacle as has not. boen witnessed beforo
and will hardly be seen again for years to come.
It was a day whicli mado a most profound impression upon President
Roosevelt, as he frequently remarked, and as ho rests to-night aboard Ma
yitcht on tlie waters of tho Jamos on hls way to visit the ruins of James?
town aud tho colonial homos along the banks of tho historic stream, ha
drearns, perchanco, of tho wondert'ul plcturo of to-day, ono in which ho
wus a central flgure.
THUXDER OE GUXS GREETS THE PRESIDENT.
The President. and his party, aboard thc Mayflower. arrived In Hampton
Roads before 7 o'clock thls morning. Tho arrival of the presidentlal vessel
was marked by a salute of twenty-one guns from lhe Connecticut, the flag
ship of Rear Admlral Rohtey D. Evans, in command-of tho squadron anch
r-ied in tho roads, from a point opposite Fort Monroo, for two milea or
more up towards Newport. Nows. The batteries at the fort echoed, the
saluto from rhe flagship as the Mayflower came to a halt. The vesstda
were formed ln a triangle, tho two bascs resting to tho north opposite the
fort, the apex two milos up the river. Tho forelgn vessels?the German,
Kritish, tho Austrlan uud tho Argentlne craft-r-were glvcu posts of honor
insldo the llnes.
There was a short wah of probably loss than an hour, and then the
Mayflower proceeded at two-thirds speed up tlus line between tho columnt
lo the south'ward, lt was a beautiful and Insplrlng slght to watch the
prOgi'ess of the cruft, her works covored with bunting, tlie President ou tho
trldge with Captaln Long, Intently observing e-ery dotall of tho appear.
niico of the vcshoIs as they woro pointed. otu to him by the naval man at hla
slde, Al! tho vossels were flying. overy charactor of sigual flag known to
ihe service, making a wonderful comblnatlon of colors. Tlie jackles and
marines, spiek and span, dressed ship, and as tho Presldent'a yacht camo
opposite each vessel ol' tlie fleet, a guu hoomed forth the llrst of a saluto
of twenty-one, and this contlnued tho entiro distaneo untll tho Mayflower
had made i lio clrcuil and camo to anohov iuside tlio two columna oppoaite
tlie flagship Connecticut, which was about. tlie centro of th? forinatlon.
Adiniral Evans at ouco came aboard, and was speedlly followed by tha
communders of all tho othor Amorlean and foreign vessels. Tho Presldenls*
and Mrs. Roosevelt recolvod them in tlio cabhi of tho yacht, a ceromony
which roiisuniotl over an hour.
At. its conclusion, the Mayflower feteaiued over to UUovery,,Pier at tl