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UPTON MEN MARCH ' s&".u w " or pos,ed
1V1' M1U1.1 IllrllVVll Tlin. behind the negro battalion.
I bumpeil bIoiik the Brltlnh tanU Drl
IM Ul7Tl?DAW QtVT I? ' annla, now and .iBaln cutting .loose a
111 I IjI LiflHn Oil Lljll1"ion sllo,H fro,n her forwunt rajilit fir
gun that echoed up and down the great
cinyon of man made cllffa like the roar
Conluiuer! row First rage.
me cneenng ivaa tne greatest .1 liair Only One UrUr In Parade.
million crowded In a few blocka-and .01 Roth Xonfk 'had started on th(! doti
her It was that the banda played the(Rn,j BO .-rfectly was everything tlrned
loudest and (ho snapilejtuml thu lines that the only wait or delay In the whole
were the stralghtest and shoulders were.ereat parade was Jut above Forty-third
., . . .. . ., , ,, Irtreot, when the .line was held up for
thrown back the furthest and pride was ; scvprul mlnutoa whUe the strug2i,ng.
the deepest, t milling mass of humanity that poor po-
It didn't seem possible that any troops J Hco management had permitted to be
could be ariv snannlflr or tocklnr or c?me Jammed t the cross ftreet and in
prouder than these l,000-odd white sol
diers, who fairly whlppta their heads off
In doing "eyes ngnt" .s they passed
Ihe reviewing stand liol ing Secretary of
Navy Daniels and thi r own beloved
commander, I3rlg.-On. IJvan M. John
on. But that Impression was regit tered
before the negro band, leading a bat
talion of the 2G7th Infantry, negro,
marched blaring Into view.
Here was pride personified here was
swagger and side and swank and all the
rest of military cockiness raised to the
'nth degree. And at the very' head strode
Drum-Major Eddie Williams, as big us
country church, handling a five foot
baton as it might have been a Bwagger
Mick and coaxing "Dixie" out of a,
moke band the like of which It not
Now Just what thero H about a choco-
late dip roldler band si-lilavln" of "Plxle" 1
that New Yorkers should bo clean rrozy ,
over. It is pot writ In the books, but Swinging down Lexington avenue to
New York din Twenty-third street the .brigade with
, tho Engineers turned east to Klrbt ave
War So 11 it fur Mr, DiinleU, , mie and then marched straight up the
And that band fioni Yapimnk stopped 1
right aquaro In front of Mr, Jo.ephus
Daniel and the. rest In the reviewing
stand and placed tho second verse 'of
the great Manhattan war song all over
gain and then Eddie poked the atmos
phere with hi. 1 baton and did a couple
of trick mow with It and Eddlo'H band
moved on, f 'Mowed by four companteu
of Kan Junn UIH f, Own Klglitln' Sous o'
Guns. And Hie v.'ell known welkin
around tho y cinl y of the library did a ' tellelcnl hai, bcfn ma(le finer
light smart bit 1.1 ring ins a they rolled pm, )jlBrer all(1 lcttcr ,r.cn by the'unl
by And a b.t -f d-gnslonlf the form Ulpy WOIC, Tha old )adlcH
(.ermnn person itfrn-d f. at the rtart a), ,,. J011ll(; ,vnmeil wllh ,lmwU
... .,.. ibM ui,m. "y,uu,lm,i ihHr headH who leaned far out
from New York to bical; and
11111 oh ceitnlu othur d-rl. I'lduncd Hoops
are said to have i!oim . Ir :d when the
lighting, got good ho In .' r once respect
fully request! d to twin buck Into divers
passages at arum Indulged In by Amer
ican negro troope -tiny the Tenth .Cav
alry at tho real s.w Juan Hill and the
Iwenty.fourth Infautiy at ri core or two
W.t engagements In early 1 hlllpDlno elays.
u.,.uld.oni ,v:lit to npoll hie dinner,
Right In front of Huso dark xltlnn-d
Jriphnnkers Matter A e.f .l.c rsjM'i
I If lit Artillery had rolled a'onss ttirniiiili
the snow, Jut to Hiow tiio folks up
here that no J'-l''ie being overlooked
in getting ready thl gre'it army cf free-
l..rn, t wit. toward the tall end of the
long lliie i,d Hi', snow f.illln tulte ,
brl.kly jd i,iwduri.')t Uo liorse,' nranef
tu vMiened the np'i and shoulders ol
of some giant gun. Next ambulance
I waRone, and the parade that has made
I history for JTew York and America was
ttle long blocks In front of the library
was cleared away. Hundreds and hun
dreds of policemen were assigned to the
line of march, but intelligent supervision
was lacking, with the result 4hat tn
nollce work was the poorest that the cltj
had ever seen, according to veteran ob
servers. It was exactly 1 o'clock when Brlg.
Oen. H. Wlttenmyer. acting division
commander for the day, and his staff
marched south on Lexington avenue frorr
the Sixty-ninth armory. He was im
mediately followed by the 302d Engi
neers, under the command of Col. C. O.
Shcrrlll Then appeared the 153d In
fantry Brigade, under the 'command ot
Col. William R. Smedberg, Jr., compris
ing the 305th Infantry, commanded by
Lieut-Col. Garrison McCaskey: the
306th. led by Col. George Vldmer, and
"le 305" Marhlne Gun Battalion, under
Major CharleC. WlnnlH.
wJ)at a )narfh ,t WM. To huhdfed, of
tho U03-S In 'line it was a real marching
home and so It was that thousands of
windows In tenements were thrown open
and names called by eager, high pitched
voices that dared to beg for so little a
thing as u glance of recognition. And
theio was a pride here that possibly
en went deeper Into human hearts
than the prides of the great Fifth avenue
throng for tho soldier boys from these
nt hlh windows knew this. No loneer
did they hate the army and fear the
wnr-thev'tno had seen Its magic.
Ten inli utcs after 1 o'clock, on the
second Hi t the schedule called, the
1,14th lnfnnrv Brigade, under command
of Col. Isaao Erwln, left the Scventv-flrtt
Armory, at Park avenue and Thirty
rom,h HtIcft, m,d marched across Thlr-
ts-fnmth (.trat-t to Eighth avenue. Here
,h0 ,.OII,mnnrt turned north to Klfty-ev
(.(, ,,reet and then marched eaU to
.-Utl avenue, uh-ie they mot the other
t n,
with two bandt the' command row-
pri,r,i tho 307th Infantrv, under Men',-
cu llnben Smith, and the .lOStli Infan-
u,(r ml. Nathan K. Averlll. with
the .tOfith .Mnejilne Gun Battalion, un-
(;npf. George Gaston,
Col Averlll's 30Sthj( It was remern-
bered, first proved to New Yorkers In
no itn 11 jwraur. u lew wccks ago iruil
It was high time the country began to
give to the National Army soldier a lit
tle of the praise that was due him.
The same cheers and pride and wel
coming that the other marching section
had encountered In Its parade up the
Eaat Side this second brigade mei in
Ita triumphant procession up Eighth
avenue. And to other hundreds of boys
In olive drab this West Side was home
and this was a home coming. And here
more than one mother saw through a
curtain of tears a strong, deep chested,
clear eyed man Instead of the anchor
less, undeveloped 'boy that had gone
away to the war only a few months be
fore. And there was something other
than pride in the hearts of these Eighth
avenue mothers yesterday there was a
dep thanksgiving and a new born real
ization that military training and the
army makes far more men than war
Hot Coffee Cheers Soldiers.
Arriving at the junction of Fifth ave
nue and Fifty-seventh street, where
there was a short wait while tho first
section led the way down the avenue,
the 164th Brigade was served steaming
hot coffee by H. L. Crawford, cousin of
Col. Cornelius Vanderbllt and father of
a Soldier of the Third Machine Gun Com
pany ot New Jersey troops. Numerous
assistants hustled among the boys with
great buckets of coffee end stacks of
paper cups, so that to every man there
was given a hot bracer for the final
spurt down the avenue. At the same
time boxes of cigars and cigarettes were
being passed out to the boys.
With the 153d Brigade leading the
way down Fifth avenue, the 154th awung
Into next nlace. to be followed bv the
battalion of the 36 7tli Infantry, led by 1
Col. Jjmes A. Moss and his stall, con-1
slating of Major M. I Mitchell Cant.
I Fretdeilck Hull and Capt. ('. I.. Apple-
ton. The negro soiulers had 1 cached
New, York In the morning and marched
to the Amsterdam Opera House, where
they had been generously breakfasted
as guests ot the Hotel Managers Associa
tion. Led by their swaggering band they
they marched after breakfast from Forty-fourth
Btreet through Eighth avenue
to Fifty-seventh street. and then to Fifth
avenue, where they Joined the main body.
Following the parado tho troopers re
turned to Tho opera house for supper
under the auspices of Charles IV, An
derson and the readies Welfare league
of the 367tli Regiment.
natlcry Makes Fine Display.
In tho line ot march down Fifth ave
nue behind the negro battalion marched
Battery A of the 305th Field Artillery,
tinder command of Cap. Anderson
Dana. Tho battery's march from the
armry of Squadron A at Ninety-fourth
street una Madison avenue to the junc
tion of the other commands had been
through a lane of cheering thousands.
The treacherous, slippery footing had
added greatly to the difficulty of ban-
.l!l,,,r tl.A linra.w lirniiirlit un hv th
'comimnd for the parade, but .the oung
' artillerymen knew their Jobs and Jogged
along fearlessly.
Behind the battery came tho Ambu
lance Unit, consisting of forty men,
under tho command of Sergeant Moore
house, There wns a contingent of troop
buglers in advance ot the unit, and fol
lowing were Utter bearers, each wear
ing on his left eleeve the Insignia of Ids
division. Th ten army ambulances
brought up the rear.
Then thundering along came the
British tank, with the little British and
American flags fluttering side by side
fMin flm utnpn U'hltA tntyrt thA frnnl a
machine gun sung away Its steel hymn I
of hate. Grunting. Jerking. It rolled
along, deaf to the cheers that were
given It.
Ten thousand men were ahead, with
a half dozen great silk American flags
proudly borne by color guards and
saluted with ,a thrill by the millions
who crowded the walks. And behind
all of them rolled this grim reminder
that behind America stand the valiant
British, the courageous French and the
unbeaten Italians.
The men In uniforms and tho.e In
high silk hats up in tho reviewing stand
felt this same sentiment, and so more ,
than one rather solemn person let looie
a cheer when Britannia passed on Its
Pralso for Valiant Warrior.
When It was all over theso
who are taking great parts In America's !
. . I L? . .
light for right were outspoken In their ,
praise for the boy. who marched their'
way Into ew York's heart.
'I'm proud of my men what more
can be said than that?" Brig. -Gen.
Johnson, the division commander, an
nounced In the simple manner of a
"I am very much pleased with the
splendid showing made by the men of
tho National Army," Secretary of the
Navy Daniels said very proudly. "It
gives me pleasure to have the honor of
being with Gen. Johnson at this won
derful demonstration here to-day. I was
particularly pleased at the showing
made by the colored men, who have al
ways been among the first to respond
to the call to the colors."
J J Ulll - eiiwuiKiu. xxvi iit 1 Mill lei,
Huard of the French High Commission, ,
From H Frenchman. Baron Charles
camtt these words . "The Frencn sol
dlers will be happy to welcome, such a
fine body of man as I saw pass to-day.
The people of my country look to Amer
ica to help win the war.
From a soldier of the Allies, Rodolfo
Serrao of the Italian army: "It was
Indeed a splendid sight. I only wish
that my comrades on the battle front
could sec the brave boys who will Join
Those In the reviewing Bland Included
the following;
Brlg.-Gen. Evan M. Johnson, First Lieut,
George A? McCook, Brlg.-Gen. William
H. Hay, Brlg.-Gen. Thomas II. Itees,
Brlg.-Gen, J. M. McDonald, Lieut. -Col.
J. ('. Rhea, Major Lloyd G. Grlseom,
Adjutant of Division; Brlg.-Gen. Ed
mund Wlttenmyer, Capt. Thomas, Lieut,
Hill, Brlg.-Gen. William A. Mann, Capt.
John B. Coulter. Secretary of the Navy
Daniels. Admiral N. II. Usher, Lieut.
Frost of the New York Navy Yard,
Lleuf.-Gov. Schoeneck, Adjt.-Oen.
Charles 11. Sherrlll, Lleut.-Col. Crall,
Lieut.-Col. George W. Burleigh, Lieutenant-Commander
.losephthat, Major
Howard C, Smith, Major M. Frledsam,
Major Howard Kingsbury, Major Con
noil, Major W, E. Mooro, Chaplain
General Klght Kev. Patrick J, Hayes,
his aid, the Ilev. Capt. Dlneen; Edward
Hlegelmann, Borough President of
Brooklyn ; Eric Palmer, his secretary,
Louis G. Kaufman, treasurer of the
Mayor's Committee 011 National Defence,
FEBRUARY 23, 1918.
and the members of the'lsO local exemp-';
tlnn hnunl. hoalrles viirlnim rltl' and
I State officials not mentioned. I
ToJay and to-morrow New York will
continue to honor her fighting men and I
she Is not going to lose the opportunity 1
to show them how she respects and loves
Never again as new soldiers will these
boys thrill the city. But some day as
veterans, with medals 011 their breast",
they will again tramp through these
same avenues. Which Is one of the
reasons why New YorK s greeting yes
terday was so fine and worth while.
It was a bon voyage that theso boys
will carry with thejn to the very end of
tli Great Adventure.
TUArrCaarnC n A AJC ' Pmg, or any me gooa man -
1 nJUOAllUO UAPlit, , stuff about the reception given to 200
AT UPTON BENEFlTat UptoI,a tropolltn division In a
dozen New York hotels yesterday. They
. a j a I
Armory Ball Neit Good Sum I
for Community Ball. 1
Washington's birthday anniversary ,
was celebrated Inst night with dancing
8t ,ho Hevrnth Ileglment Armory If the
, , , , ... , , ,
Father of his Country could have looked
down from a balcony upon this assem
blage of husky, young men officers and
privates and the young women escorted
there he doubtlessly would have been
pleased, even If startled a little at some
of the costumes. And in this mobilization
of soldier boys, their friends and their
relatives he might have found an Illus
tration of democracy such as his suc
cessor, Thomas Jefferson, always was
talking about. .
The Colonel's lady and Judy O'arady
danced shoulder to shoulder. Commis
sioned utllceis and rookies scarcely ac
customed yet to Yaphank were on an
. - . ,. ; ....
wlua,1 '"'' A had Pl "
admission fee ; there were no places on
the floor or In the balconies for thosn
of superior dignity. The orchestra two
Upton" bands composed IV-rplayed for
all. for everybody and his girl.
The flags of America and her allies,
which were strewn from one entrance to
the other, waved for everybody, and the
blinking Incandescent flag under the
main approach to the floor welcomed one
and all alike. The floor was comforta
bly large, being almost the size of a city
block, but a smaller dancing place would
have crowded these 4,000 or more wear
ers of uniform and their companions.
The ball was a benefit for the Cam)
Upton Community Hall, and the tickets
mostly were twld at camp. Many of
Upton's population who danced last
night had been In the parade earlier In
the day, and many more who had not
marched got leavo to come to town for
the evening. Sprinkled among the
khaki outfits also were uniforms of blue,
of officers and men of , the navy. Com
pany B of the snsd Regiment, It Is un
derstood, was particularly conspicuous
In honor of Its Captain, Frederick
Stuart Greene, who Is secretary of the
committee that promoted tho affair. A
score or two of notable women acted
as hostesses,
Along one entire side ot the Door was
a booth where refreshments could he
obtained. Tho young" women In charge
wore the regalia of the National Aid for
Women's Service Koolet
Many Upton Boys Sloop in
Downy Bods and Eat Bost
in Land.
I There w. isn't any special entertaln
j ment or speclad, fua of brotherly love
wnt 'n small bunches after being ills-
mlwwd from the armorIei) t0 lh6 ex
cellent hotftelries near by and were
1 SerVf-ll With tl ffll'lM hlanllA tlcrmt n
8,Mp and bW Qr ald
sleep ana eat, sans bl
,,,,,,., , , .
J 'd, ' 1 t" , ,
P'ace tor the n njlu
all over the whole
and fttc following
morning unty they should return to
No hotel got a particularly large
crowd of the boys, through the distri
bution arrangoment effected days before
the great parade, but any one of them
would have moved out Its potted green
house collection, or hav converted a
ballroom into a temporary barracks If
such violent measure hail been neces
sary to house the visitors.
That there were no moro than 200
and there were score or vo of late
applicants for rwtcl accommodations
was due to the fact that the metro
politan division Is a home town organ
ization, and for practically everv man
In the 10,000 there .was a little (fat, or
a big town house, full of relative, and
lights burning to welcome him for the
brief stay. The homeless 200, there
fore, were up against It to provide
themselves with barracks for the night.
In order to prevent a good soldier from
wasting a considerable amount of good
pay, and more actually to save him from
the .Impression .that Manhattan Is an
ungrateful section, hotel managers were
called Into conference and Issued the
following decree .
"I'ortcrs and boll hops, and clerl6.
waiters, manicurists and house bulls
get this ; There are coming to thlt. hotel
after the parado a bunch of tho great
est little men Uncle Sam lias, got In
Ills new army, They are going to honor
us by taking their chow here, and they
fare going to stay around until to-morrow
morning. Anybody that presents them
with a bill for, anything or falls to x
tend, tlpless courtesies to the limit will
atand down four Jumps In grace with
this management and ill be In peril
of his' Job'.'
There wasn't any mutniur heard
around the hotels tho Park Avenue,
the Imperial, the Blltmore, Manhattan.
Vanderbllt, Waldorf, and one or two
others after' that, Ilmtead there was
a bit of expectation. If It hadn't been
In the line of hotel duty to stay away
from the Fifth avenue curbs as the
swinging lines swept out the enthusiasm
of tho city jesterday afternoon, these
same bell hops, and manicurists, and
In the upper left hand corner part of the National Army is seen
passing the revicwinc stand in front of the Public Library, on Fifth
avenue, and the vignette at the top shews Secretary Daniels and Gen
Johnson, who reviewed the procession. The lower left hand corner
depicts a squad of the 303d Engineers at ease
In the upper right panel are relatives and friends watching for
familiar faces in the line of marching men. Beneath rs a machine gun
troop and under that is an armored motor car, both features of the grea'
military show.
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cb-rks and head waiters v ould lJoi1SO Mnr on e.liurcli 'ertli-e I'laa
ncen out to enter witn tne test. 1 neir
cliiiiiio came afterward) and In deedi
rather than shouting.
So when Corporal Mike and Kienchy
and Ited Guffy and George, the mess
bcrgeant, came lolling through the hos
telry pier glass turnstiles, there was a
line of hotel eloyenw reaching from door
to desk and from desk to elevator, and
all the way to the roonm the manage
ment had provided for them.
"Gee! Ain't It soft thl army life I"
grinned French-, to his quartet of pals
from camp. "For tho first time Intlnee
weeks I get a soft bed and a six course
combination of caviar and split rock to
feed on. And we don't have to pay for
nothln' ! Gee! I guess these folks don't
appreciate us fellahs whatj''
It was Just like that' for ever' one
of those 200 homeless figlitors of the
metropolitan division when they got
through with their parade stunt. If
they never thought of New York as
homy town before they had It impresse,
on them Initially and indelibly. It was
a great good thing for these men to get
Into the warm after that march and dry
off their wet feet and stick those same
woollen decked extremities up against a
table edge and smoke good cigars anil
think It nil over. I
Free dinner and lots of it, in a big
shining dining room, and themselves the
centre of attention, and nothing to do but
gorge and tell the waiter to bring In a
little more of that fine chicken ! A hey
day that a soldier can very much appre
ciate. Some there may have been who
really do live In Manhattan, and have
homo folks to stay with, who took ad
vantage of the chance to get Itmlde a
pwell hotel and get acquainted with tho
eaay side of living. But If they did
theie was liHiborlng ,11 their mind the
little thought that this might be the last
big blowout coming to them until they
rioss to the other side. To be a soldier
in these days In to be king among civil
ians. The shoe deal; In olive drab Is the.
god of the war machine, and a fellow for
whom nobody can do too. much Just now
This morning there will be breakfast
waiting for these 200 Some will wait
around till almost noon for a train to
take them back to the long low barren
barrack 100ms and the muddy drill
grounds and their turn at drill. But for
last night there was no chtll taps blown
in on them to signal the dousing of lights
and a few houra of soldier sleep between 1
gray blankets. There was a downy bed
and white linen, and an electric fixture
that was made for burning, There were
soft carpets to step on. There was music
to hear of many violins. There were
deep seated chairs that felt strange to
the hard muscled soldiers.
No revelllo will awake these 200 In
their fine quarters this morning. There
willslie no early rising while the sky Is
black to turn out for chow and a cold
line up for Inspection. For a night and
a morning, these men are the guests of
the city, and of the hotel men, and e cry
body will be glad If they enjoy It,
Conare Observes Jlnlliln?.
Wakhindton. Fell, 22 'ongrehs to
dri.liscied Washington's Birthday an.
iilversary In accordance with time hon
ored custom. Washington's! Farewell Ad
dress was read In the Senate by Senator
Gerry of Rhode IMand, anil In the House
by Ilepresentatl4 Aswell of Louisiana,
A sen lee flag tont.imi.-g ' ' '
was ralsegi at t Mar s Hon, 1 1 a'
He Church, Vernon avenu" and F ''
stteet.fi! Long Island fit. ttcro.
morning. After a parade, in win, li we
130 members of the Hoi Nunc .-0, 1
600 children ojid several hundred n,
tiers of the parish, the inar ie s
in front' of tho chnnli and f.ins !
Star Spangled Bannei" whlie the .'Ci
flag was carried into t' e hir T
Kev. Father William .1 Dunne ic.u'iu!
a memorial mass for tho deceased m't
bers of the Holy Name Sorim
"Say Doctor
V This
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lae etrent th en4 endurence el vt ib. nerrem
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Make, Nutated lr recwremradr A ebete be Tit 3!l'ci
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aaereatee 1 eticceoataer-e4fHM
A Restatement of t lie
Attitude of the Cath
olic Church Toward
Rev. John A. R an. D.D-
of the C.-itliohv. I
ifh :i foreword W
Cardinal Gibbons
hrt riulo i i '
The Evening Mail
Monda. Februai - -

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