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HE SPIT, TfTggPAY, AUGUST 80, 1898. . I burM of applause elong the Sitter? travelled along the nun path Only to be echoed louder thin the original oulkrt $. the Whitehall Street Ferry "lift TV VhesHhg travelled o rapidly that within fen minute after the men arrived at the Bsttery tile fact of their arrival waa known all along the lie. obeetinos to tab somiiebs. The ferryboat Flushing made Ita landing at 1 :46 o'clock. At that time there were fully BO.000 people gathered In the vicinity of Bat tery Bark. Thsonly persona permitted Inaldeof the ferry gate were the members of the Hev-mtr-flrst Regiment Band and a few female rels tlves of officers of the regiment. While the man were disembarking the band played "Home, I Sweet Home." which was Immediately fol lowed by " The Star-Hpanglad Bantmr," The embers of the Seventy-first Regiment Vet erans' Association, with Gen. HcAlpIn In com mand, had gathered close to the ferry gates. very man of them removed his hat A min ute later every man In the orowd of spectators uncovered, and the soldiers coming from the ferryboat took their hats off and wnred them. The waving of thousands of flags by the orowd waa an answering salute. The ferry gates were thrown npea and they began to move out. There wns more cheer lag and waving of flues. Col. Downs, In com mand of ths regiment, marched out of the ferryhouse with on old wjrtte bat Bolted over his eyes. His uniform ..was torn and dust atalned. Those who did not recognize him or had never seen him before knew it was Col. Downs, for soma one had written his name akross the aide of his hat. The Colonel waa Immediately followed by the remnants of .Ms regiment The men marched out fooT abreast, carrying their guns on their shoulders. When they appeared on the street .theaplice were unable to hold the lines. The crowd made a dash to get close, to the men from Hantlago. The polico were pushed aside as if they had been ninepins. If It had not been for the presence of mind displayed by Inspector Cross, the polioe would not have been able to regain control of tho crowd. Inspector Cross shouted his orders In a way that told he meant business. Within a few minutes ho hurt succeeded In getting the police at work so that tho crowd was pressed back, giving room enough to permit the sol diers to hold tholr lines. Woman elbowed their way through the crowd to greet husbands or sweethearts who-n they had believed would never return. Although thcro were 260 police men stationed about the Battery, the 250 were unnble to prevent the women from doing a great deal of hugging and kissing. The scene of welcome was one that cannot be fully de scribed. A woman with gray hair, who had succeeded in getting near the ferry gate, took her hBt off. and waving it in the-air. shouted: "There's my Jim! There'smy eon. Everybody cheer!'1 The crowd cheered, and the woman, grabbing hereon by the arm, marched proudly along Whitehall street, shouting: "This Is my boy I This Is my boy 1" PITT TOR TUB SICK AND WOUNDED. After 350 of the men who had been at Santiago marched out on the street a score of others eame limping out of the ferryhouse In single file. They were the sick and wounded who In sisted upon being allowed to march book to their armory. When they came out the cheer ing oeaaed. The crowd looked upon them with pity. There ware tears in many eyes. Many of the women In the crowd sobbed aloud. It needed no policemen to make the crowd fall back when these men appeared on tho street. The first man that came out hobbled on one foot and leaned upoi the shoulder of a comrade. His son, a little boy of nine years, walked beside him carrying his rifle. Then came two men who were scarcely able tostand on thelrfeet. Everyone whosawthem knew that they would not be able to walk a block. Two policemen hurried to their assist ance and holped ihem into a carriage. The (next man to come out of the ferryhouse hopped along on one foot. Two men supported him . They bad to carry him before he had gone a hundred feet. He was Leo Donnelly, a private' In Com pany M. Ho carried eight bullets, three In his breast and five in his left leg. As Donnelly waa being carried to one of the carriages he aaked for an American flog, and when he got It he waved it at the crowd and shouted: " Three cheers for the Bad. White and Blue!" Again the crowd cheered. But silence came fa minute later when two sick soldiers eame out of the ferryhouse supported by members of the 171st Regiment. Private John Chaubln of Company F. who had come out of the detention hospital against the advice of the army sur geons here, got in line with the sick men, . Chaubln la a cousin of Frederick Holtzer. who .was killed by the blowing up of the Maine. While he stood to take a rest near the ferry gate he almost collapsed. Three men nicked him up and put him In one of the wagons. Filer Constance, who was In the thickest of the battle at Santiago, was the next to appear. He was loudly cheered by the crowd aa ha hob bled along leaning on the shoulders of two members of the 171st. Then eame Privates Michaels. Marlow. and Hebrank. all alok men. who had just come out of the hospital. Alto E getber there were about twenty-four sick and wounded. They were all provided with car riages. About a dozen of them were put into carryall. START UP BROADWAY. After the sick and wounded bad left the ferryboat about .ISO recruits, of the Seventy first Regiment, who had never got any further than Camp Black, marched off the ferryboat and up Whitehall street. It waa easy to dis tinguish the men who had been at Santiago from those who had only got as far aa Camp Black. They bad begged for pc .mission to march with the men from Santiago, and at the last moment permission to do so had been granted to them. When all the soldiers had disembarked from the ferryboat the men who had come from Santiago were put In Broadway oable ears. There were twelve of these cars at their service. A dozen policemen were put aboard of each oar to prevent any one else from getting on. Whan the cars were ready to mora the mounted aouad of police, in command of Bergt Gan non, proceeded to the head of the line. Im mediately after them came a dozen bicycle policemen, followed by Eben's Band. The band proceeded to play," The Stars and Stripes For ever "as the procession moved past the Army Building on Whitehall street The crowd went wild with enthusiasm. They cheered and waved flags and rushed Into the mid dle of the roadway and folly a thousand per sons got behind the band and started to march upBroadway. The bicycle policeman, who Is known aa " Ajax." showed at this point that hs knew how to manage a crowd. Picking up his bicycle and holding it, in front of htm he swept tho orowd back on both aides, darted back ward and forward, and In a few minutes suc ceeded In clearing the orowd from the middle of the street Ajax was kept busy doing this during the remainder ot the marsh to tha armory building. Immediately behind ths band came a squad of seventy officers of the 171st Regiment com manded by Col. August P. Francis and Lieut Col. Charles O. Homer. Then cams the Vet erans' Association of the Seventy-first Real- ment commanded by Gen. MoAlpln. Each member of the Veterans' Association wore a white satin badge bearing the name ot the -aoclation upon It together with the State seal and an Inscription, saying. "Welcome to Our Brave Boys-August 26. 1888." The twelve oable cars and tha carriages containing the men from Santiago eame next Than followed the recruits of the Seventy-first who had been at Camp Black. When the parade passed the Army Building fully 1.0(H) regulars, who ware on furlough, eheored the volunteers. Then began the cheer ing through the home-made megaphonea. There waa never anything like it heard In New York before. It was half -past 2 o'clock when the head of the column reached Wall street. The chimes of Trinity rang out as they never rang before. Fully 20.000 persons who were gathered along Broadway in the banking district cheered so loudly that the bells in Old Trinity could not be beard a block away. At the corner of Beaver street the orowd sae i taa ML Downs, who-waa riding U a ear- ajgy" gy i JsBBBaBBaajaBawsaaaHiiMaHaBaWBWstaaaBsaaBwaaaaMsiBiiaa riage. Again there waa a shower of flowers, more sheering and mora waving of flags. Half a block further on the crowd recognized Cant Rafferty of Company H, the man who led the charge on Ban Juan hill. Women ran out Into tha street and tried to shake hands with blto. "Whafa tha matter with Rafferty V yelled a man In the crowd, and 6.000 responded In chorus, " He's all right I" "Three cheers for Cap. Rafferty." they shouted. Then the err waa passed all along the line, and Rafferty was cheered so much that he blushed and whispered to one of his com rades: " I wonder who put the crowd on to ma T" Strung out all along Broadway on the south bound track were 200 eabla ears. They were crowded with hundreds of people. At least fifty people managed to get on the root of tha ear. Many of those on the oar roofs were wo men. They threw bouquets at tha soldiers and some of them threw klssea. When Ful ton street waa reached there waa a orowd of women on one of the cars who recognized on of the soldiers. "Throe cheers for George I" they shouted. " Hsy. George, are you sick Hsy. George, do you want anything? Three cheers for Georgol" The crowds In the window of the big build ings took up the cry and shouted through their megaphonea : " Three cheer for George I" When the parade got opposite the City Hall Park the soldier heard the report of a cannon fired by Wendel's Battery beneath the shsdow ot the City Hall. A white dog known as Jack, the mascot of Company G, waa In the third cable car, sitting on the lap of Private John Cowan. The dog jumped Into the street upon hearing the report of the cannon. Cowan jumped from the car and. catching the dog. brought him back. " Jack has been alt through the war with ua." aaid Private Cowan. " He got so used to hear ing the roar ot the gun that he thinks now we're going to have another fight. Ho was In the thickest of it but escaped without a scratch. While many other regiments lost their mas cots, our Jack lived to come home with us in good health." WOMEN CABBT OrT THBIB SOLDIERS. Several girla In the crowd pushed the police men aside to get a chance to pet the dog. They patted the dog on the back ana called him all sorts of sweet names. While the car waa stopped Private Cowan amused the crowd by making Jsck do tricks. In the same car there was a big black spaniel named Lancer. He. also, was a mascot of Company G. Lieut Marselln had charge of Lancer. He allowed Lanoer to put his feet up on the side rail of the ear and the crowd cheered the black dog. But every time the gun was fired In the City Hall Park the white dog Jack appeared to get very nervous. The letter carriers, who had gathered at ths Post Office fully two hundred strong, marched as sn escort up to the City Hall Park. They wont around shaking handa with some of the sick men In the carriages, and many of them handed up oranges and pear to the sick sol diers. When Chambers street was reached two women rushed through the crowd and dragged one of the soldiers from a oable car. One of them proved to be the soldier's sister and the other was a young woman to whom he was engaged to be married. Both women hugged and kissed the soldier. They wept over him and pleaded with him not to go any further. Several policemen tried to get the women back Into line, but they would not let go of the soldier, and he had to go away with them. He was loudly cheer ! as the crowd made a lane for him to go through with bis sister and sweetheart. This was only the beginning of what the sol diers referred to as the plucking of the regi ment. When the men reached White street more women appeared and dragged soldiers from the cable cars. The cars had been going very slowly, not being able to move faster than the men afoot were marching. This gave the women a good chance to take their loved one away from the regiment In many Instances well-dressed young women fought big polloe men In hand-to-hand combats, and. winning the battles, jumped upon the moving cars to shake bands with relatives. ANTTHINO TO MAKE A NOISE. Above White street the crowd waa so dense that there was barely room enough for a car to pass up Broadway. Every foot ot space was taken up, with the exoeptlon of the north-bound car track. Every person in the crowd seemed to be armed with something that would make a noise. Women slapped pieces of board to gether In lieu of clapping their band. The crowd on the cable care on 'the south-bound track rang the car gongs and pulled the bellrope ot the Indicator for the pur pose ot making a noise. Others were armed with Chinese tomtoms and wooden crickets. None but a Now York orowd could make as much noise as they made. Some of the people picked up the soap boxes which they had been standing upon and in the heat of their enthusi asm smashed them to pieces for the purpose of getting boards to strike together. When the Seventy-first Regiment band be gan to play "Auld Lang Syne" men and women, leaning from the windows of the big office building, sang the song In chorus, using their megaphones. The crowd also sang "Yankee Doodle" when the band played It In a medley of other songs. At ths corner of Soring street a orowd of younc women in one ot the tall buildings threw bundles of small flogs from ths win dows. The flags scattered over the head ot the regiment of veteran who stooped and pioked them np. Tbere were at least a thou sand of these flags thrown from this building. Between Spring snd Houston streets there were a dozen banners swinging from big buildings and bearing ths Inscription. " Wel come to Our Conquering Heroes." Near the corner of Houston street alx young men gave a tableau exhibition on the ledge of a big window. With an American flag draped over their head the young men tood with sword pointed at one another a It an order had been given to them to charge. A block or two further en the returning soldier saw the American flag sus pended high above Broadway by means of kites. There were also three Cuban flag flying from the kite strings. At the corner of Bond street a dozen men and women had gathered with kodak and took nap shots ot the parade. Almost on every block along the line there was a kodak fiend. At many points along the Un people in the big buildings had gramophones and phonographs. which turned out patriotic air and helped the crowd to cheer. SOLDIERS OVBBCOMB OB THE MARCH, Twoambulanoes followed along In line. One was in charge of Dr. Wheeler of Bellevue Hos pital and the other In charge of Dr. Shield of Gonvernenr Hospital. The Bellevue ambu lance picked up John Mock, 20 year old. a private in Company M. He waa taken to the Hudson Street Hospital suffering from malarial fever. At the corner of Third street Surgeon Bteuze! of the Seventy-first Hospital Corp was picked up by the Bellevue am bu tane. He had been suffering from yellow fever and waa too weak to go along with the parade. At Twentieth street Cspt. Joyce, who was sating Major, waa overcome by the heat and bad to make the rest of the journey to the armory in a hansom cab. He rode with his bead resting on the shouldsr of a physlolan. At Thirty-first street Private Drum became HI and sat on the curb. He was recognized by a friend who la a Central Office detective, and the detective called a cab and went with Drum to his home on East Thlrty-flrst street. When the head of the line had reached Bond street the men on foot wore marching four abreast. Tha police, however, succeeded In getting the orowd back to the sidewalk, and from Bond atreet to Waverley place the men marched twelve abreast. When ths line turned Into Waverley place from Broadway there were fully ten thou sand people gathered In that vicinity. In the crowd were several sailors from ths battle ship whioh had sunk the Spanish fleet None cheered more loudly than they. Some of the sailors had secured bucket of lee water ed rcl and dewa (he Ik saEggaBBRBaaMBasa aantimi oat eupe of water to the eol dlers. Among tho to whom they gave a drink to was Private De Court ot Company E. who was In his light wagon. He would prob ably have tainted but for the relief rendered by a sailor who eame from the Massachu setts. About this time a little ohlld ran out from the orowd and almost fell be neath the feet of the horse drawing the buggy. A policeman pioked np the child, who was a boy four year old. The boy called to Private De Court begging the soldier to take him Into the wagon. When the hone waa topped the aoldler recognized the little boy as a ehild who lived In the hoase In which he boarded In fit. Mark's place. The little boy had wandered away from hi mother forth purpose of following the aoldler. Private De Court upon recognizing the boy. picked him up and held him upon hi lap dor lng the remainder of the march. After the head of the Una had tamed Into Waverley place the veterans and member of the 171st Regiment waited for the men from Santiago to leave the oable car. Some of those In the oars were found to be In a very weak condition, so carriages were provided for them for the rest ot the journey, ANOBB OVER POI.ICB RROTAT.TTT. Col. Downs oon got hi men in line and the procession crossed over to Fifth avenue, pass ing the Washington Arch. There waa inch a orowd In front of the arch that there waa scarcely room tor the aoldler to march. To drive the crowd hack, the mounted police seted In a shameful manner. It was the only thing that happened to anger the soldiers during the dsy. The Sergeant In command ordered his men to drive their horse up against the crowd. When they did so. many women fainted and had to be carried away. In two cases the horse trampled upon the feet of men who stood at the edge ot the crowd. Women carrying babies In their arms were brushed against by the policemen's horses and great exoltement followed. Some of tho soldiers shouted to the policemen to go back, and if they had not done so Immediately there would probably have been a clash be tween the men of Santiago and the mounted police. When the police finally took their horses away from the crowd the mounted squad was lectured by Inspector Cross. KISSES AMD SANDWICHES TOR THE MEIf. The parade went up Fifth avenue to Twelfth street, where a halt waa made to give the men a rest. At this point scores of women broke through the police lines for the purpose ot greeting t he soldier with hugs and kisses. In many Instance young women who had no rela tives In the parade went along the line kissing ths men from Santiago and afterward com pared notes as to who had kissed ths largest number. The soldiers accepted the kisses In the same modest manner In which they accept ed the rounds of applause which greeted them. At Fourteenth street a different sort of a orowd was met Here, lined along the walks and In the big buildings, were men and women who believed It was their duty to give some thing to the men of Santiago. Men got through the police lines and pasaed around cigar. From all sides the women threw roses and pinks, to the soldiers. Further on, near Twentieth street an Improvised relief society of women bombarded the soldiers with ham sandwiches and lemonade. They seemed dis appointed when the men refused to accept the sandwiches. So they had to distribute them among the children who were in the orowd. The sandwich society finally started a movement to secure souvenir soldier buttons. One woman had a penknife and succeeded In cutting two buttons from a soldier's uniform before a policeman thrnst her back Into the crowd. Other women who wore looking on thought they would try to get a souvenir button, and finally succeeded after making a flank movement upon the tall of a coat worn by a negro water carrier. At Twenty-third street the mounted police caused more trouble by trying to run the crowd down. The Sergeant in command ordered the policemen stationed along the line to drive the crowd back. This waa an Impossibility. The crowd had waited for tour hours to get a glimpse of the soldiers, and was In no condition to be driven back. In fact the only way the people could be driven back waa to remove the big buildings In front of which they stood. Rtill the police Ser geant mounted on his horse Insisted that the men on foot should drive the crowd back. Po lice Inspector Thompson cam o along just about this time and told the Sergeant that the crowd could not get back any further. The Sergeant however. Insisted that the policemen would have to obey his order. "Well. I'm In charge here." said Inspector Thompson, and you'll obey my order. You go right on. These men will not drive the crowd back any further. Move on. I sayl Do you hear?" Tha Sergeant moved on. CHAPLAIN VANHEWATER BECOONIZED. When Twenty-second street waa reached the enthusiasm of the crowds on the sidewalks and In the big buildings knew no bounds. They threw oranges and bananas to the soldiers, and this was tho signal tor others to do the same thing. Passing the Fifth Avenue Hotel the band played "Dixie" and "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." There waa another shower of oranges and cigars which the sol dier; caught and stuffed in their knapsacka. At Twenty-ninth street Chaplain Vandewater waa recognized by a crowd from bis ohurch who gathered about him and showered congratula tions upon him. At every point along the line where the Chaplain waa recognised he received a great greeting. When the regiment turned Into Thirty-fourth street It waa greeted by the cheers of at least 30.000 people. The Manhat tan Club had a banner out on which waa the Inscription "Welcome to Our Heroes." p The Thirty-fourth street car line suspended running cars for an hour until the regiment reaohed it armory. The march from Fifth avenue to Park avenue only occupied a few min utes, but the crowd gathered on Thirty-fourth treeaseemed even mere enthuslastio than all the other orowd. It waa on Thirty-fourth street that many of tha men'a relative had gathered. Consequently there was much weep ing among the women who were there. Many of the women wept because those who were near and dear to them either had been slain upon the battlefield of Bantlage or war HI In hospital. As the soldiers approached ths armory tho friend of Lieut McLeod of Company H gave him a royal welcome. The Lieutenant's mother waa among thoae who stood upon the sidewslk, and she seemed greatly pleased over the greeting given to her son. Lieut McLeod la a New York lawyer. He waa with Company H when the company stormed San Juan Hill. When the armory was reaohed the veteran and the offloere of the 171st Regiment were drawn up In line with their heads uncovered. while the men from Santiago marched Into the building. The sick and wounded were driven to the main entrance on Thirty-fourth street and assisted Into the building. HAD TOW WITH CAW. CBArMAX. Some guests at the Waldorf -Astoria assisted the crowd In the street outslds In making Ufa miserable for Capt Chapman, who bad charge of the polioe at that point while waiting for the Seventy-first to paaa. The crowd began It by whistling the oouohee-oouohee dance whenever the Captain, conspicuous with his white helmet and black whiskers, came near the corner ot Fifth avenue and Thirty-fourth street When the Waldorf-Astoria band began to clay negro air the orowd forgot the Captain, but the guests didn't Capt Chapman and his polloe men had cleared the avenue of pedestrians. when a guest on the sixth floor of the hotel threw a handful of dime and niokels into the street The few policemen In the Immediate neighborhood struggled manfully, but were overwhelmed by the flood of newsboys and other young Americans who sprang from ths crowd to pick up the money. The other guests took up the game, and small coins fell In a abower. much to the joy ot the small boy. Capt Chapman cam running aa. and in ton of offended majesty ordered the boy to dlo prs. They laughed at him. . The shower of email ooln continued, and Capt Chapman beat retrealoaly to return la three laaie with twelve pollestnea. who cleared the street and kept ft dear until the parade arrived, half an boar later. WAI.I, TBEBT TOr BUSIRE Theprogrea of the Seventy-first up Broad way affected the volume of business on the exchangee between 1:80 and 2:30 o'clock. Rumor that the regiment waa about to pass caused customers to leave the offices of the commission houses to seek place from which to view the prooeatlon. At 2:10 o'clock, when It was known positively that the regiment had started from the Battery. R. H. Thorn. Vlee Prealdent of the Stock Exchange, aaoended the rostrum and announced the fact and proposed that an adjournment be taken for twenty min utes, or until 2:30 o'clock. He put the question, snd the response waa a wild, unanimous " aye," followed by a great cheer, and then pell-mell rush from the Exchange floor by broker and employee. Patriotism Is alwavs at par In Wall street and. as the regiment passed, the most prom inent men in the financial district stood on the curb on Rroadway and yelled and cheered aa loudly a the newsboys beside them. The head of the line halted at Wall atreet for fifteen minutes, and before the regiment had wholly passed tho time for the resumption of business, on the Stock Exchange had arrived. When Vice-President Thomas formally announced the renewal of business from th rostrum there were not 100 member on the floor, and It was not until Ave minute later, when the procession had finally gons by. that business wss again In full swing. A CANOPT 07 TIOTBB TAB. On the Produce and Consolidated exchanges business wss practically suspended while the procession went by. All along Broadway In the financial district the brokers and brokers' clerks let unroll from the windows of. their of fices thousands of yards of ticker tape, whloh. carried by the stiff breeze, msds a canopy ot fluttering, whirling paper ribbons above the soldiers and the cheering throng. A lot of the ttoker ribbons blew over into old Trinity churchyard, festooning the tree there, and some ot them got entangled among the orna ment on the church roof and one big ribbon blew way up the spire, where it waa still flut tering last night a queer combination of re ligion and finance. As one of the cable car containing soldiers passed 72 Broadway a soldier bearing a great bouquet took some of the flower and threw them to a group of pretty girl on the curb, who fought among themselves to get possession ot them aa souvenir. TJTB WKT.COMK IK TBB ABMOXT. Weeylng, Rejoicing, Praytngi Cheering Over th Return of the Seventy-first. From the Battery to the armory the cheer and the shout and the flag waving constituted Alio Seventy-first's public welcome bank to tha city. The demonstration at the armory was the regiment's welcome home by the fathers and mother, brother and sisters, and sweet hearts ot the men. At 4:15 o'clock, hour after the relatives and friends of the. soldiers had packed the building, from the drill floor to the band gallery, the booming of a fleldpiece at the corner of Park avenue and Thirty-fourth street gave no tice of the approach of the regiment It had been arranged that as soon as the right of the lino turned east into Thirty-fourth street from Fifth avenue the fleldpiece. In charge of a de tail from the Second Battery, New York Na tional Guard, should begin a ealute ot twenty one guns. It Isn't often that a national salute Is fired in honor of a regiment but the Com mittee of Arrangements evidently thought the highest distinction was none too great for the returning volunteers. Bang! went the first gun and smash went one of the panes of glass In tho big transom over the main entrance to the armory. Bang I went the second gun and tbe rest of the glass in the transom was smashed to smithereens. "Hang the glass !' shouted a veteran mem ber ot the regiment aa he shook some of the broken pieces from his hat " There's plenty of glass. Let the salute go on." The third gun blazed away and several win dows in the officers' room went the way of tbe transom. Then It was decided to discontinue tbe salute. As the echo of tbe last report died away, a band just outside tho armory oould be heard playing "The Star-Spangled Banner." The sound of the music sllenod ths buzz of the thousands of voices In the armory. A won derful stillness foil on th place. The pent-up feelings were held in check for quite a minute, while flags and handkerchiefs held over gallery rails and by the men and women crowding the hails and stairs and ranged around the four aides of the drlllsbed never so much aa fluttered. In another moment the strains of " Home. Sweet Home." played In marching time, came in from the street the iron gates of the armory were thrown open, and the Seventy-first Regi ment Band marched in, followed by the regi mental drum corps, all in the spick and span dark blue uniforms, with white braid, familiar to New Yorkers on parade days before the Seventy-first went to the war. Still the silence in the armory was unbroken save by the tread ot the marching musicians. What must have seemed an age to some of the wafting women ensued, and then those near the entrance heard tho rinirlnir command: " Right forward, fours right, column right 1" The regiment swung from a column of com panies Into a column ot fours, turner1, to the right, and in a moment more the column, with arms port and Col. Downs at Its head, entered the armory. For an Instant flags and handker chiefs wavered and men's hats remained on their heads. Then the enthusiasm that had been bottled up during the hours that those in the building had beou waiting broke loose. The galleries on tho four sides of the building seemed a mass of moving flags on iiuuinu flniffitafls. On the floor ofthe drlllshed the waiting ones broke tho guard line as if tbe guards bad been men ofpaper. They surged forward to meet tholr soldiers. Men shouted and threw their hata In the air, women screomod and laughed and cried by turns, and the cheers and the shrieks from one side were echoed haok from the wall on the other side till ear had to be stopped for the din. The Seventy first was homo at last. The length of the demonstration was only limited by the strength ot these who made it It was ten minutes before there was any indi cation of a let-up. Then an old woman away up In the southeast corner of the gallery top pled! over Whether she fainted or was sim ply exhausted ouly those nearest her could tell. Gradually after that the cheering ceased In one part of the building, only to be taken up again there when the cheerers had caught their breath and to continue while those In some other part of the building were resting. And duringall this time the soldier boys were marching. Ths first company marched clearlaround the drill shed and halted near tho entrance through which they came. The second company took position in rear of the first, and when the entire command had halted there were three columns of companies on tho floor, every man standing with his old Springfield at an "order arms, and looking neither to right nor left, though every one of them was dying to look for the face of a dear one among the thousands who were waiting for a greeting and An embrace. Aa soon as the band could got s chance to make Itself heard among tho cheers, it started in on "Home. Hweet Home" again. It was playing tliis when tho colorcompuny Sergeants, F. H Maxwell. Company D. ana Noah H. llru ford. Company C, carrying tbe regimental colors and the Stars and Stripes, marched In. The flags wero new and whole when they were carried out of the armory at the head of the same company last May. They came back In ribbons, silent witnesses to the fact that thev hod been carried where Spanish bullets were flying. . Tho sight of the tattered battletlags put new power into the cheers, and It was only at rare Intervals that It mu possible to tell that the band waa playing " The Star-Spangled itnn ner." The officers and tho men of the other regiments stood uncovered until the colorcom puny had halted. Then the band switched to ' When Johnny Comes Marching Home," fol lowed immediately by Dixie, which was cheered almost as enthusiastically as the bat tleflag. Then the band waited for a moment, and everybody seemed to stopohnering for a moment's rest. Ths armory was very still. Just then the band started tho long metre Dox ology. Aa soon aa soldier and civilian realised what the air was they uncovered, and the men of one of the companies song the words. Others joined in. ana soon the hymn was being sung by perhaps 5.000 voices. The singing seemed to start thoughts that had not before found expression. By the time tho hymn was finished about all the women In tbe building and most of the men were In tears, and the feeling behind the tears waa one ol thankful ness for the return of tbe volunteers. At th dose ot th hymn somebody began to say something in a very loud voloe. Only a WlwwtjfiMWw AmnmAMn ia Mi heal k BtentaTSur. and he waa tAlklngto Col. Ifown. A he finished speaking he handed overthe flag to the Colonel, and the latter made a speech, which couldn't be understood any better than (ten McAlrln's. When Ooi Downs fin ished speaking, he eld something about tha regiment' Chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Van De Water, rector of Bt. Andrew Episcopal Church. When the orowd beardTDr. Van De Water's name, the cheering broke loose again, snd the Chaplain, looking to be the sturdiest man In the armory In his canvas uniform, had to bow In all direc tions. Col. Downs anally made it understood that he had asked the Chaplain to mako a prayer and that he wanted silence. There we Rot much silence, but Dr. Van Do Water made Irnself heard as bast he could. V hen the prayer was over there seemed to be a general understanding, without any order having been given, that the command could break rnnks. At any rnte men and women, from all part of tho drill Shod and halls, from the galleries and from tho officers' room made, a wild rush for the soldiers and then there was a sight the like of which has probably not been seen In this town since tho troops re turned from the civil war It was simply a case of ,1,000 or 4.000 women attempt. ng to hug and kiss 3O0 or 400 men. The inei, received tho onslaught ns bravely as they could, but they were In poor shape to make much of a defence, and they finally surrendered unconditionally. After the surrender the women loft their heroes where they were sure they would find ln?m,i5dDroeded toget them something to eat. The Women's Relief Committee of the regiment, of which Mrs. Downs, wife of the regiment's commanding officer, is Chairman, had prepared a luncheon, set on tables that ran along tho entire north wall of the drill shed, sandwiches and coffee and milk and tea. Belons and jellies and ice cream, given by tho anhnttan Club, wore served to the soldiers by a regiment or two of pretty girls, with hysteri cal and motherly old ladles for assistants. AVhlle all this was going on In the drill shed, another sort of work wasgoiogon In tho officers room across tho hall In the northwost comer of the armory. This room had been set nsldo lor an emergency hospital, with cots placed around three sides of It. Major E. T, 'f . Harsh. Chief Surgeon of tho 17lst Regiment, was In charge, with Capt L. T. Lewald and-Capt. C. 1). an Wagoner, Assistant Surgeons o( that regiment and Dr. J. D. Bryant, formerly Sur- feon-Gonernl of the rational Guard of the tare, to holp him. It was fortunate that this emergency hospital had boon provided, be cause there was need for it even before tho regiment reached tho armory. Private W. Iqpold. Jr.. Company K. started from tho RaHerywith the regiment but he fell by the wayside after marchiug a short dis tance. He was hard hit with malarial fever, and was carried to tho armory in a carriage. Ashe walked up tho armory steps ho fainted clean nwav. ami vna rha lira, ii.n....f ., t... taken to the emergency hospital. Major Marsh made a cnrerul examination of the patient and shook his head doubtfully as ho walked away from the cot Ho told his assistants that tho man s temporsture was very high, and unless ljeopqid had the most carefur attention he feared typhoid would set In. Leopold was later removed to one of the city hospitals. Tbe following wero the others sent to the SmJPIZ.no"Dtal : Privates J. Sherwln. Company K : B. Wells and W. M. Morrison f Timnntiv rfi R- McLaughlin and W. J. Clark. Com pany H; I). C. McClellan. Company E: F. D. Poln and G. Carhart, Company D. and F. A. Conklln. Com pany A. Borne of these men developed typhoid fever after reaching the armory, and the clang of ambulance hells ns they drew up to the build ing jarred on the ears of those who were (east ing and talking with friends inside. Others, late in the afternoon, were added to tho num ber that, had already been sent to the various hosoitals. After Col. Downs had held a sort of levee on the floor of tho drill shed he found time to say to a Sun reporter that the men would be al lowed to go to tholr homes, taking all their accoutrements except guns and bnvonet with them, and do what they pleased until Oct. ST. On the morning of that day they would re port to him at Camp Black. The muster rolls, records and returns of the regiment would bo pent there, and, according to Tils understand ing, tho regiment would then be mustered out. The reporter then learned what the speechi fying of Col. Downs and Gen. McAlpln. a cou ' L .V)xn before, was all about, en. MoAlpln, on behalf of the Mohe gan Chapter. Daughters of the Ameri can Revolution of Bfiig Sing, had presented to tho officers aud men of the reeiment the big flog which ho held while he made the speech. .Vninno.turned over the flag lie turned over the following note, which will be placed among the archives of tho regiment: . To Col. Downs and the officers and soldiers of tho Seventy-first Regiment, New York Vol unteer Infantry, io. behalf of the Mohegan Chapter. Daughters of the American Revolu tiou.of Sing Sing. N. Y., as atestlmonlal of their unflinching courage and patriotism before San tiago. I beg to present this flag. " A AN 20 XP&P!,B8EI'AI,, "M-". Regent After the men had chance to look about the annory a bit they wandered up to the rooms of the different companies. Thoy hadn't noticed tieioro that over the entrance to every company room hung festoons of orer. some all black and some black and white, showing that every company in the regiment had lost one or more men during the war. In the company rooms were floral tributes to the memory of those who marched away with the regiment and didn't come back. While the luncheon waa being served there was a stir In the southern gallory. followed by tremendous applause and cheering. Tho ap plause came from the women and the cheers irom the men. principally the soldiers, and it was thegrecting of the army to the navy, forslx jack tars of the Oregon, followed by three from the Indiana and some morn from the aukee (Jcw lork naval militiamen), wore passing along the gallery, trying to find vacant seats. Tnto which they could drop out of sight. This was not to be. however, for some of the Seventy-first men went ud into the gal lery, nabbed the jackles. and Insisted that they como down and take luncheon with tliem. iach soldier took a sailor, and arm In arm they came downstairs together amid tremendous cheering, and soon all were eating a nd drinking with the girls equally attentive to all. Col. Downs said that tttO men marched in the parade, and that 400 or tills number saw ser vice at Santiago. Of the remainder, some are sick in Cuba, others are in the hospital at Camp .j?n,,m"n.T.h?re?en reported missing. Adjt. Abeel said that his papers were locked up at Camp WlfcoS and that he would bo un able to give any statistics until he received tbem. 'There were many men." he said, "who were brought North on transports and hospital ships under orders from surgeons that we knew nothing about. In this way It has hap pened that many men have been reported miss ing who may be alive and well at this minute." nxraewKD j tbb actikq matob. An Kxhllarattag'Seeae of Enthusiasm as the Soldier Beys Fassed the City Hall. Th pared of thf Beventy-flrst waa reviewed at City Hall Park by Acting Mayor Guggen heimer and a number of city officials. An im provised stand was hastily erected just oppo site Murray street and Wendell's Battery was stationed on the plaza to the west of the City Halt On the stand with the Acting Mayor were Comptroller Ooler. President Holahan of the Board of Public Improvement. Sheriff Dunn. Prrvat Secretary A. M. Downes. Con gressman Bradley. Register Fromme. Oounoil men Oakley and Oaaaldy. and a host of other city officials. The orowd at this point waa dense, and men, women, and children fought and scrambled for positions from whloh the pasting soldier could be seen. A squad of policemen under Oast. Oopeland of the City Hall station worked like dray horses to maintain an open apaoe In front of the re viewing stand, hut the crowd was too much for them. The blueooats could not withstand th rush of ths enthuslastio multitude that sought by taotlos usually seen on tbe football field to get as olos ss possible to the oars and car riages whloh bore the returning heroes. Bo lose did they get In fact that there was scarcely room forth parade to pas. Nothing but the fear of being mowed down by the cable car soemod to stir the orowd. As the first line of the veterans came In alght a mighty roar want up from the crowd which eoboed back from the tall buildings of the neighborhood. Then the battery boomed forth a salute and many panes of glaaa in tbe win dows on the west lde of the City Hall were shattered by the concussion. Aotlng Mayor Guggenhelmer took his place In the mlddlo of the outer edge of the stand and Messenger Hetherton, bearing the municipal flag, stood beside him. Tha other city officials grouped themselves In the rear. All saluted the soldier aa they went by and the greeting was gener ously returned. The cheering was continuous. Hats were thrown into the alrandwoar after roar of deafening shout aaoended from the braes-lunged throng. Many of the aoldler seemed to be affected by this enthusiastic salu tation, and one tall fellow with a bushy beard, who sat on the rear seat of a oable car, was ob served to wipe the tear from hi eye with th tattered remain of a bandana handkerchief. Many persons In the orowd recognized Indi vidual member of the regiment and ories of "There is Smith I" "Hello. Bill, old man. how are you ?" and " Look at Charley on the back of that carl Doesn't he look terrible?" were heard on all aide. Once the pared cam to a halt and a boyish looking soldier In the oable oar whloh stopped directly In front of the reviewing stand recog nised the Aotlng Mayor. " fflr .rwmaiBwrMM, waving hi hand. "Well be ood after this. aj1wwtm,twaMJiyorr M w 1 "Allrntht: I hop you wontl" catted I book the Aetlng Mayor, and tbe orowd laughed with . . .- ... "Three cheers for GHurgenhelmerl voelfor- ateda big man near the'atand. Th cheer were given with a will, and some of the Seventy- first men joined in. It I estlmted that mora than fifteen thou sand parsons saw the parade a It passed the City Hall Park. About twenty-flve pane of glass were broken in the Mayor' office and ths Council chamber by the firing of the salute. The orowd In lower Broadway, in the rlolnlty of the Post Office, was enormous. " Never saw anything Ilk It ia my lit." ld an old man who wore a Grand Army gold braid on hi slouch hat "I've seen nearly every Broadway parade In my time, but this beat them all. Just look at that mass of people I down there I" "No wonder," ssld a young man. "New loik 1 proud of her soldier boy, and she' cot a right to be." Just then a bicycle policeman spun by eaatly on the trolley slot "They're coming 1" he shouted to every Police Captain and Sergeant he pasaed. Every body stood on his toes and looked down Broad way. There was no sign ot unusual activity In the crowded windows, from whloh th coming of th soldiers could first be seen. But the people had beard that blcyole cop say the word, and the southbound oable oar bad stopped running. Then boy began climbing upon a cable ear. The conductor tried to pull him down, but before he could aucoeed there were a dozen more youngsters on th oar and th con ductor gave up trying. In a twinkling the tope of all the cable oar were filled, the crowd on the street yelling approval. " There they cornel" shouted a tall man who was looking down ths street. "See thoae hand kerchief waving In that big building 1" The noise down Broadway became a ponder ous rumble and then a steady roar. Flags were waving and women were shaking handker chiefs. The orowd grew so faat that the cordon of policemen had all they could do to hold It In check. Down the line for blocks nothing could be seen but hat In the air and waving hand kerchiefs. Finally ths returning soldiers hove In sight snd the cheer that greeted them were the loudest and heartiest that had rung on Broad war since '01. the old Grand Army man said. XHB RIDB WHOM CAMr WIKOWW. Greetings for th Seventy-first All th Way from Montana; Point to the Battery. Never did notes of a bugle sound sweeter to the ears of the men of the Seventy-first Regi ment than when Ita clear tone rang serosa th hills of Montauk at reveille yesterday. Th thought of home braced up the weaker men. while it stimulated the stronger to extra activi ty. The camp cooks had been bard at work long before reveille, so that there waa but a short wait before the mess call was sounded, and the boys fell to with a hearty appetite on their last camp rations. On reaching the station at Montauk tbe regi ment lost no time in boarding the special train of twelve oars of the Rockaway Reach division which was awaiting them. The sick men were first made comfortable on Improvised beds made of blankets, and details were made to look after their wants during the journey. Delicacies ot all sorts had been provided for them by the various relief societies whloh have representatives at Camp Wikoff. Hilly, the regiment's mascot goat had fed not wisely but too well, and waa incapable of walking and had to be carried aboard by a detachment of sol diers. Amid the shriek of whistles aud the cheers of the soldier on the platform the train pulled out at 7:45. The first atop was mads at Amagansett where people were at the station with hampers ot fruit, cake, and Bandwiches. which were dis tributed through ths train. The train made few stop, but at every station there waa a crowd cheering and waving flag. Engineer Donaldson knew the desire of the men to reach their destination and opened wide the throttle. At Patchogue more delicacies were waiting for the regiment At Babylon the people brought large can of milk rich, yellow milk, with plenty of cream In it And how the boy did drink 1 And flowers! Barely the gardens of Babylon were despoiled ot their choicest blossoms! Great bouquet and single blos soms were showered upon the soldier, and they stuck them In their caps, their belts, and blanket rolls. At 12:30 o'clock the train stopped just outside the yard limits at Long Island City to avoid the crush of people waiting at the station to receive the troops. Women and girls predominated In the wait ing crowd. Scattered in the orowd were mem bers ot the regiment who had been home on sick leave, and were waiting to join their com panies when they marched to the boat that was to convey the regiment to tha Battery. Col. Charles F. Homer. Col. Eugene H. Conklln. Col. Eugene B. Eunson. Col. D. W. 0. Ward, and John P. Milliard of tho committee of tbe Seventy-first Veterans' Association were there to receive the regiment. Later they were joined by officers of the 171st Regiment As the regiment was to disembark from the oars about two blocks from the ferry, arrange ments were made by whloh General Manaser J. R. Beetem of the New York ahd Queens County Electrio Railway had a train of trolley oars opposite the exit to tbe yard In readi ness to carry the regiment to the ferry. An ambulance from Bt John's Hospital In Long Island City and two from the Presbyterian Hospital In New York city wore at the railroad yard, while the Hospital Corps of the 171at Regiment under command ot Bergt A. E. Canterbury, waa on hand with stretchers. Women sobbed and men cheered aa tbe train drew In. Immediately all restriction were broken through. Over the tracks th people went women In the lead, and lined themselves along either side of th ear to greet the sol dier. With their ragged and soiled uniform rubbing against the bright trappings of their escorts of the 171st the men In double rank marohed out of the yard and boarded th trol ley oar and were soon on their way to the ferry. Besides the men from Santiago on the train were 300 recruit of th Seventy-first and these marohed to the ferry. Crowds followed in the woke of each oar until the entrance to the ferry became choked. Do their best the police could scarcely restrain the crowd from breaking through and carrying off the soldiers bodily. Only one unpleasant Incident waa witnessed, and that waa when a policeman from Brooklyn, who waa among a batch ordered to Long Island City, roughly used an aged woman who attempted to break through the lines to greet her returning son. Half blinded with tear the woman sprang Into the avenue a she saw her boy go by. Accord ing to spectators, the policeman caught her and. throwing her back, yelled: "Get beck out of this with your blubbering " Instantly the orowd took up the woman'a cause, while from tbe ranks a voloe shouted out: "Never mind mother; don't care; I'll see you soon." and the company tramped on. From the trolley cars they marched on board the ferryboat Flushing and the recruits of the Seventy-first brought up the rear. As tho !oat pushed out Into thertream refreahmenta wero served among the men. There were coffee, rolls and beef tea. Everybody took a hand In aerv Ing the luncheon, while Prealdent William If Baldwin. Jr.. of the Long Island Railroad and Oeorge B. Pratt. Mr. Baldwin's assistant, with anna piled up with boxes of cigars, made a trlD through the boat and saw that .very man was well supplied. Th men got their first New York welcome from a crowd on one of the recreation piers. Then the whistles began to blow aud orewa of passing tugs and vessels clambered on deok house and shouted themselves hoaxo But this w simply preliminary to tho outburst of noise and cheers that greeted them when they got further down the stream. Then the men began to think there was a reception in .to, for them. Their spirits want up. and finally theyi look a hand hi thecbeeru mi .p, UtheseiuteUoe Wham Uey gaUgd by U .fcgatiUsjJBgiJggatgbhkBR.B THIS SHOWS THE NEW FALL DERBY OF THE CELEBRATED KNOX HATS I IT HAS THE SAME SUPERB I APPEARANCE FOR WHIOH THM NAME HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GUARANTEE. THS KNOX HAT IB THE FAVORITE OF MEN WHO ARE DISCRIMINATING IN THEIR ATTIRE UNSURPASSED FOB STYLE AND DURABILITY. "Patronize American Industrie. " I For sale at the Retail Stores, 212 BROADWAY, Cor. Ptttoa stj IM FIFTH AVE. (Fifth Ave, Hotel)j 340 FULTON ST., BROOKLYN! 191 STATE ST., CHICAQ0. 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When the siren on the flreboata took up the salute and opened their shrieking valves, the soldiers on ths for- r) ward deck of the boat duoked their head. "Shells! shells!" they yelled. "Don't you hear I em. W-o-o-o-o-ol There goes another one." If " Bounds mighty much like 'em." cried sev eral other men. Salutes continued all the way down to tha pier at the Battery. "After all. If worth being a soldier." said one of the men. " but then I wouldn't want to ( go through It again." Two negroes who were picked up In the far South and taken to Santiago as valet by th officers occupied positions of vantage on the boat This was their first trip away from the South and they were simply lost In wonder. 0a his hat one negro had pencilled the ooat-of-armaof the Prince of Wales, and the names ot the various places In which the regiment had been, with the dates. "Yos. gemmen." he said. "I alius likes to have de bee, and dat's why I tuck de Prince' co't of arm." A block ot oanalboat delayed for a few min utes the Flushing just before reaching her Up. Finally she glided into ths slip, and then arose a deafening cheer from thoae on the landing. A the boat was mad faat Qen. Mo Al pin. who waa waiting on th pier with the re mainder of tbe veterans' committee, advanced and. taking off his hat welcomed the men by shaking hand with th officers and those la reach. Then the band struck up and th dis embarking began. While the companies were forming after leaving the train at Long Island City, ono pal i and emaciated fellow of Company H aaid: j , ' "Whew I This Long Island aroma from New town Creek and th oil works Is the sweetest m thing I ever amelled In all my lit. It t o near homo, you know," Willie the steaming hot beef tea was being? distributed to the aoldler on th ferryboat. K. they found that th cup required filling too j often, so they took the large covers from th I milk can and poured about a gallon apleoe HI Into them. From these llrla they took doe draught and passed them on to the next man. It waa ao good to get all they wanted, a on poor fellow expressed It LI j A the regiment emerged from the ferry- M house on It way to the oable cars a young ma m broke through the polioe lines, and. rushing up to Col. Downs, threw his armsaround his neck I j I and Imprinted a kiss on the back of his neck I , ' that being the only spot he oould reach. I j CAPT. MUSWMLZ GOT BIS BO. :' A Sergeant of the Seventy-first rurloegbedi with the Aid of a t-otleeruan. I Rabwat. N. J.. Aug. 20. -Capt. J. H Buswell Hi I of Elm avenue, this city, went to Now York thlg H I morning to meet his son, Borgt. E. F. Buswell, H of Company O. Seventy-first New York. Young Buswell had been 111 with fever, and his father W found four of hla companions carrying him I ' from the ferryboat at the Battery. Capt. Bu It! t well made a rush for his son and grasped him. H t " For Ood's sake, father," cried the son, a Bj ho recognized his father, " take me home." An officer in command refused to let Capt, Bj t Buswell take hla son without the Colonel's per- ffl ; 2 mission, but a policeman standing by said to I him: I " Take your eon. I'll help you get him If you t want me to." ( 'apt. Buswell got hi son and placed him in a cab. He took him over to Jersey City, where BnV they got a train for home. Good nursing, it Is tl hoppd. will soon restore Bergt. Buswell to health Ho Is the only son of tho Captain, who I la a veteran of the olril war. M ff'yjp.i . .,. a ... i V P ACREATTONIC.I I HtrsftnTs Acid Phtsphate I b Kankg. ae tho boat remedy for doMIW tote man anal woman.