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VOLUME LXXXVI-NO. 120.
SHIPS OF THE ATLANTIC SQUADRONS SEND FORTH THUNDEROUS SALUTES Admiral Bevvey, on the Bridge of the Olympia, Steams Past the Line of Men-of-War and Receives the OfHciaf Greeting of Comrades in the Navy. NEW YORK, Sept 27.— Through frolicking whitecaps ' the Olym pia moved majestically up the lower bay to-day and passed through the picturesque strait, j ; guarded by Forts Wausworth and (Hamilton; amid the bromine of great 1 guns, and there inside the city gates \ Admiral rvwoy 'and his gallant tars > received the glorious, thunderous wel • come of the steel-^valled men-of-war, as their stately ship glidrd up to her position at the head of the. column, •there to remain until the great naval pageant tart on Friday Never, perhaps, did a triumphant warrior returning from a victorious campaign receive a mere impressive welcome. Although thousands upon thousands witnessed it from shore, bal cony, window or housetop, and the ! man-of-war anchorage at Tompkins : j \ille, where the fleet lay. fairly j swarmed v;ith lu^s, yachts. and steam- 1 ers'and every serf of harbor craft, all , jet black with wild, cha'srlnj. exulting j people, and the towering white walls j of the city b:yor.d were brava with a j irilwcn welcoming lags, to-day's greet ing to Dewey was the greeting of his comrades cf the navy. And it was j eminently nttirg that his comrades in arms chould hrxve the first chance at him whom the millions are waiting to j honor. The r.ccr'e will begin to get at t him en Friday ar.d Saturday. To outv. am appearances tne- welcome j he received from the fleet was strictly j professional. One ran find the salutes, j the trumpet flourishes, the Irurnruffles, J the parading of the marine guard and a!! the re^st of the ceremonies done in hr SOtfSTTra-oayj neSSrfh&CtHfi the naval ' regulation*: or due to one of his rank. But that only in-pressed the mind the more because even naval regulations, i rigorous and inc-!a?tir as they are, could not restrain the pent-up enthu- j fiasm when it broke forth as it did ! occasionally, in rounds of cheers, any i more than it could the' bell cords of | the skippers and the ... -mad people ! aboard the excursion boats. Cheering ! is not permitted by the naval regula tions abc-ard men-of-war, but no re proof followed to-day's breaches of dis cipline It was a perfect day, though drifting rlouds, driven by a strong land breeze, obscured the sun during the morning and the waves of the lower bay were capped with white foam. In the after noon the flying clouds disappeared, the breeze died away and the sum bathed the sea in brilliance. Very early in the morning, before j Dewey left his anchorage inside Sandy Hook, Rear Admiral Howison, com mander of the South Atlantic squadron, ! aboard his flagship, the Chicago, which arrived outside last night, travel stained and weather-beaten after her Journey 01 21.000 miles around South Africa, foamed in past the Hook, ex pecting to .in the North Atlantic squadron in receiving Dewey upon his arrival. As Howison rounded the spit, where right under his eye lay the Olympia, the surprise on the face of every man on board could be discerned without th.- aid of glasses. Bui sur prise is not an emotion men In the navy indulge in loner, and Dewey's flagship was no sooner 'recognized than pre- ! parations were made to give him the loudest and most energetic welcome they could give. The shells were manned, the marine guards were pa raded and seventeen roaring guns were loosed in honor of Dewey. The Chicago's Jackies cheered wildly as she steamed past. The Olympia re f-ponded with thirteen guns, and the two admirals, come together from two ends of the earth, waved a welcome to each other from the bridge of their re spective vessels. The Chicago con tinued on to the upper bay, and upon arriving there was saluted by the New York. Only the flagship of a squad ron salutes upon the appearance of . a r^ar-admlraJ.. The remainder of the IV-et gave only a silent welcome to the voyager. Long lines of crazy quilting, the uni versal language of the sea, fluttered from the signal halyards of the New York. Rear Admiral Sampson's flag ehlp. and the Chicago, after a good deal of wigwagging from the bridges ; of both ships, dropped her anchor, at j the foot of the column, close under the lee of Staten Island. Rear Admiral Sampson's blue flag came down as soon as the Chicago i found her berth. Rear Admiral Howi son Is his senior, and to the main truck was hauled up the two-starred red i pennant, which denoted that he was outranked. It was explained subse- j quently that the Chicago did not get to the head of the column, the place to , which she was entitled, because the ! place had been reserved for the Olym pia, and to have gone there would j have forced Dewey's flagship beyond j the edge of the main ship channel. Rear Admiral Sampson's gig was Im- I mediately lowered and he went aboard , the Chicago to pay his official respects j to his senior. The captains of the • other ships, the Indiana. Massachu- i setts, Brooklyn. Texas and Lancaster, followed suit, for naval etiquette is both prompt and exacting. - Meantime the beautiful white- yacht The San Francisco Call. Dolphin, with Assistant Secretary Al len aboard, had hurried down to the Olympia. The Dolphin flew a white Gag containing four stars with a fouled anchor in the field, the flag of the Assistant Secretary, and Mr. Al len personally was conveying to Ad miral Dewey the greetings and compli ments of President .McKinley. He went aboard in a launch and was re ceived on the gangway by the admiral himself. The marine guard, at present arms, was mustered aft, and as Mr. Allen came over the side drum ruffles and bugle flourishes were sounded in his! honor. When the Assistant Secretary of the Navy goes aboard a warship the | regulations prescribe that his flag be hoisted to the main top. Up went the flag, but as soon as the greetings had been exchanged at Mr. Allen's request it was hauled down and Mr. Allen re mained as the guest of Admiral Dewey. It was the desire of the Navy Depart ment not to detract in any way from the honors to be accorded D^wey. An officer from Fort Hancock shortly after came on board to convey to the admiral the welcome of the army, and then, a few minutes after 9, just as the | tide turned flood, the Olympia weighed | anchor and began her journey up the bay. The tugs and harbor craft which had been hovering about since day light tooting and shrieking their salu tations at every opportunity, fell into her wake and puffed proudly up be hind her. Every vessel she passed gave her a vaporous salute, and as the shipping increased the noisy demon strations became, almost continuous. Th^ flrurr of h^ror of the^a&j WAS in full relief against the sky as he stood up on the bridge chatting with Assist ant Secretary Allen and the group of officers. He occasionally turned and! smiled and bowed to th( noisy escort. The Olympia was very stately as she car.-. • on; her white hull with high free board seemed frail, but the ugly look ing gun/ frowning from turrets showed ivh< re lay the power thai had destroyed Spain's sea power on the other side of the world. A long pennant of smoke, white as bleached linen, stood away | beautifully toward the shore, the loose strands at the end disappearing as they were torn to shreds by the land breeze. The Olympiads superstructure is all painted white and only the yellow stacks and red mouthed funnels gave j a touch of color to the oncoming cruiser. The admiral's flag stood out jauntily at the main mast and the na- j tional colors floated over the taffrail. She did not seem to be disturbing the water as she glided along. There was little foam at her beak and no combers at her stern. There was hardly a sus picion of the turning of the screws pushing 6000 tons of steel through the | waves. The. grassy heights of both Wadsworth and Hamilton were tinged with spectators as she approached the Narrows. Subsequently a tongue of red flame leaped from the granite side of Fort Wadsworth and like the recoil came a stroke of fire from the granite wall on the opposite side. Alter nately from each side came the deaf ening roar of an admiral's salute of seventeen guns. Slowly and majestically the Olympia passed the smoke-wreathed forts, an swering the salute gun for gun until she became so enveloped in her own SOME REMINDERS OF DEWEY On Saturday Admiral Pewey will be presented with a magnificent golden loving cup by Mayor Van Wyrk In behalf of the people of New York. The sword represented in the picture is copied from a pho tograph of the magnificent gold mounted weapon voted by Cos)* gresß to the Hero of Manila, and which is to be presented to him by President McKinh>y in Wash ington next week. The Narragan sett Is the gunboat whlrh Dewey commanded on this coast in the years 1572-75. She was a fourth class gunboat, built in Boston Just before the war. smoke that it seemed she might have broken her steam chest. Then she pushed through the smoke curtain and stood revealed before the admiring gaze of the whole Atlantic squadron, waiting at anchor off Tompkinsvllle to receive j her. Every, bit fit brasa and gilt pa. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1899. every ship in the receiving column had / been burnished; every spot of the white ]j hulls painted over and every marine J and sailor knew he was expected to look his best. Along the railing of the , ships the Jackies stood elbow to elbow C and aft were the marines, drawn up to "* i salute. A few of the tars ran up to the i fighting top. Every officer had donned 1 his most £bx>wy uniform, and splendid ADMIRAL DEWEY AND HIS CAPTAINS. they looked with their gold epaulets and belts and clanking swords, gather ed in the ways of the ship as the Olym pia approached. From the New York barked the sig nal gun, a six-pounder in the starboard bow, and immediately every ship in the squadron belched ■ smoke and flarrie. Louder and louder thundered the guns as the Olympia came on. She replied with the thirteen guns to- which Bear Admiral Howison's rank entitles him. On board the Olympia the sides were manned and the band and the marine guard were paraded. As the Olympia came abreast of the Chicago the guard presented arms, the drums gave four ruffles, the trumpets four flourishes and the band played, "Home, Sweet Home," dwelling with swelling cadence upon the minor bars. The officers raised their gold bound beavers and the sailors cheered. Ship after ship took its turn in doing honor to the admiral, as the Olympia sailed grandly up the line of floating fortresses and the flood of sentiment swelled up in their hearts. Admiral Dewey, from the bridge, acknowledged each salute with a wave of his cap. He alone of all the officers of the fleet was in fatigue uniform. As the Olympia swept by the New York, the last ship in the column, the full marine band aboard the Olympia played Sousa's "El Oapitan" march, and the spectators on the excursion fleet cheered. The skippers turned loose their whistles and sirens. Every thing that could make a noise in the harbor joined. Farther than ears could hear the steam Jets of the whistles on craft lying at the Battery and up the North and East rivers could be seen as they roared their welcome.. It was such a soul-maddening concert of steam whistles as American steam boat men are famous for. In a few moments the sharp rattle of the anchor chain was heard as the Olympiads anchor catted from its bed into the water. Then came the ad mirals and captains from all the ships trooping in their swift wuter carriages to pay their respects to the nation's hero. First Rear Admirai Howison with his aids, splendid in gold braid, arrived. As they came aboard they were given the honors due their rank. Admiral Dewey was still in fatigue uniform when he received his old class mate at the gangway. There was a cordial smile and a hearty handshake with a "How are you, Howison?" that thrilled the spectators. The official visit to the Olympia lasted for over an Never Did a Triumphant War rior Returning From a Vic torious Campaign Receive a More Impressive Welcome. hour. Meantime scores of rowboats. tugs, launches and yachts formed about her, many with relatives or sweethearts or relatives of friends aboard. Almost the first to make the gang way was the Narkett, with Admiral Dewey's relatives. The party was given a warm greeting and taken to the cabin. One officer was so overjoyed at the sight of the wife he had not seen for twenty-three months that he rushed down the gangway and kissed her in the presence of 10,000 people. Some of thr> visitors had flowers for the ad miral, and more had good things for the crew. One man presented the crew with a rowboat load of watermelons. As soon as Admiral Dewey could de tach hirtsrlf from those who were so eager to see him, he returned the offi cial visits which the etiquette of the oc casion required. He first called upon Rear Admiral Sampson, whose ship lay next to his. and then /upon Rear Ad miral Howison, at the othtr end of the line. For this ceremony the admiral himself donned the full uniform of his rank. There was a pretty ceremony as he went aboard the New York and the Chicago, and as the little launch in which he sat passed each ship of the squadron the sides were manned, the drums were rolled, the bugles blown and the officers at the ways saluted. Upon the return of the launch to the Olympia, the jackstaff from which his flag fluttered was taken down by Ad miral Dewey's orders, and these formal ceremonies were thus omitted — another proof of the admiral's Innate modesty. Then there were other .official visits between officers of the fleet, and these continued without interruption for two hours. One of the admiral's first acts was to dispatch Flag Lieutenant Brumby with his compliments to the Mayor ..f New York and to apprise him officially of the admiral's arrival. Rear Admiral Howison's appearance in the harbor will in no way interfere with the programme for Friday. It will be carried out as arranged, except that his flagship, if it should join the parade, will follow the Olympia instead of Rear Admiral Sampson's flagship New York. But it is not certain that Admiral Howison will take part. He is reported to have said this afternoon that he and his crew were just in after their long journey and preferred to rest and clean up their travel-stained ship. If he should ride in the laud parade on PKICE FIVE CEXTS. NEW YORK. Sept 27.— Four * hundred vessels will steam in ' the wake of the Olympia. the - -hip of the conqueror, in the ■ naval parade up North River. - Fifteen of the vessels leading the - line, save for the police and fire- - beats, which will clear the way, • will be war vessels of different - types, th-- 1 present day battle- * Bhips showing with the anti- « quated craft of the old navy. - After the destroyers, in double * column, will follow nearly one - hundred of the finest steam - yacht! in the world, a whole di- - vision in themselves, under com- ■ mand of J. Pier;, mt Morgan. , Big passenger steamboats and ■ excursion steamers with official ■ committees and delegations on - board will form part of the es- - cort, while astern of them w-.1l ■ come barges and propellers and ■ tugs of all sizes and degrees un- ■ til those watching from shore - the passing show will wonder • that there are su many vessels - afloat. Saturday, before Sampson's senior, he will precede the commander of the North Atlantic squadron. At sunset the ersigns came fluttering down from all the ships, the crews and officers faced the flag and the national airs sounded over the waters. The twi light faded and strings of signal Hght3 twinkled on the flagship as orders were sent danointr down the line. The fleet lay all shining in light. The excursion boats with their crowds of sightseers continued to circle around the Olympia until the bugle sounded taps and the lights went out. MOST BRILLIANT ILLUMINATION OF THE NARROWS NEW YORK, Sept. 27.— Viewed from the shore skirting Staten Island or Bay Ridge, the Narrows took on the ap pearance to-night of a big water fete, a Venetian carnival which might have been taken for a great canal formed by revenue cutters and warships, begin ing with the Olympia at St. George and ending with the Onondaga lying off the quarantine. Between this line of beau tifully lighted warships and Staten Isl and shore darted brilliantly illuminated launches carrying prettily gowned women and occasionally a party of naval officers resplendent in gold braid ed dress uniforms. The searchlights of the ships chased many of these elusive water greyhounds, as they scurried thither and hither in and out among the warships, Estopping at the gangway of one ship and then hurrying to an other, the ladies hogging at each to be permitted to p> on hoard, and laughing ly protesting when the obdurate officer of the watch talked of iron naval rules which forbade visitors on the ships af ter 4 o'clock. The Olympia was the center of at traction. The varl-colored lights used for signaling were kept constantly flashing from ship to ship, and at stated intervals a long succession of colored lights would flash out like a sudden display of fireworks, when a number of the vessels would simultan eously send messages to the guardship. The most unique illumination along the shores of the harbor was the effective display at quarantine boarding station above the Narrows. It consisted of the words. "Welcome Home," in white electric lights, with a border of blue and white and an immense American fliig, 14 feet by 25 feet, set in an illum inated frame of hundreds of white elec tric bulbs. This display was visible all over the bay and attracted the atten tion of all the ships, besides an im mense concourse of Staten Islanders and visitors who invaded the quarantine grounds. Another unique illumination was that placed on the slope overlook ing the quarantine and consisting of a string of alternate American flags and pennants suspended from a center pole bearing three large arc light? cov ered with red. white and blue globes. Very little r?A fire was burned to night, the residents preferring to wait until Friday night, when the general il lumination of the coast will take place. PROGRAMME FOR FRIDAY'S GREAT NAVAL PARADE NEW YORK, Sept. 27.— The naval committee to-night gave out the fol lowing programme for the naval parade, a list of the vessels which will participate in it and their positions: The parade will start from Quarantine on Friday at 1 p. m. The police boat Patrol will be in the lead, with the fire boats New York and Van Wyek. Tha Olympia, flagship of Admiral Dewey, and the steamer Sandy Hook, having on board Mayor Van. Wyck and represeutailvss at