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^LISHKD 1890.
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AMflunnkRE
Mates the food mora delicious and wholesome
[RATION'S GIFT
Voted by Congress Form
[|lv presented to Admiral
Dewey.
Magnificent of All Demon*
st
rat ions Since HisAr
rit&l Home.
larks of the President and of
lAdniiral Dewey-Sword
Described.
»PHIS«»TOS. Oct. 4.—The magnifi
.j awarded by set of congress
cation's hero, WH bestowed upon
Dewey, In the presence of the
dent, the member* of the cabinet
be judiciary, the highest officers
army and navy and a vast crowd
plain i«ople. In strong contrast
a'.lof the ceremonies that have
place since Admiral Dewey
b?ti the shores of his native land,
function was severely official in
oter.
administration was executing the
the whole American people and
btv and community disappeared,
.vne of
the presentation was ap*
„4tely located under the shadow
-rt-at white Capitol of the nation
•vt tilled with memories of other
ceremonies.
wiort which marched in line
i the admiral was made np entirely
bid Ufa and sailors.
r» was nothing in the general ar
t-meats and the immense crowd
-•].t through the beautiful plaza
kd cate that the occasion was any
ss than a presidential inaugura-
From the flag-decorated stand,
willow presented a picture of
Liaense field of faces turned up
the shining White pile of the
1. Seats were providod on the
1 htand, stretching between the
••*»es of the east portico. Here it
I ti.at the most brilliant coloring
a.d on the great llring picture as
.d and blue of uniforms and the
h:«?r garb of the diplomatic corpe
in.
I-u came the solid mass of tho
officials, headed by Admirals
-yn and Crowninshield. There
a few scattering cheers, but no de
•lemonstration until Dewey ap-
as bef. re this vast assemblage,
a profound hush, that Admiral
Dewey received from the hands
.Lief executive, the sword a na
lEive hiui. The focus of thousands i
9. tiie central figure of a uiaguiti
tableaux, he stood with military
fctiiw*, at uttention, and listened to
r'3'jufiit tributes paid him by the
p^eiit and naval chief, speaking
the hearts of the people. As bright
as that which brilliantly shone
lut May day, a gleaming sun, the
F1' brass, flags waved in a glorious
color—and the most picturesque
pony of the nation's capital has
wii, ended.
Ti« l'r*M*lallM CeiwauNft
l*t
us the sun reached the meridian
I Wn lutomed in the direction
L'iie river, the Marine band with
ariBh struck into the strains of
J" to the Chief," and tho procession
down the steps to the
slowly
e
crowd cheered long as the party
1
l'le'r
w'ats, Admiral Dewey rising
arc
head to respond to the ova
A colored servant in livery threw
cloak over the admiral's shoul
he took his seat. Prayer was
l'.v
Hev. Dr. Bristol, President
a'"v's
pastor.
iVrry then made the introduc
n.ldress, which was lustily
He ended by introducing
Ik ~ry Long, who was received with
r.
M«'sin
and, standing
,0
rt tary
I
bareheaded
'8uiiHhi,,0| addressed his remarks
MPI/
D,'w°y.
who remained bare-
LJ ,aiu' wated. The siieith was
"tVe1 with cheers.
Th»
Wor|%
^ong concluded he
'u Kword to President McKin
'1" H'ttcr tvsQ
^A.<p></p>BURNETT
HUU'r
faqed the ad-
Qorn
IWIN6
Hmvsn
miral. Dewey was vfslbly affecteTand
brushed his gloved hands across hir
•yes before standing at attention.
The president said:
"Admiral Dewey: From your en
trance in the harbor of New York, with
your gallant crew and valiant ship, the
demonstrations which everywhere have
greeted you, reveal the public ebteem
of your heroic action, and the fullness
of love in which you are held by your
country.
"The voice of the nation is lifted in
praise and gratitude for the distin
guished and memorable services you
have rendered the country and all the
people give you affectionate welcome
in which we all join heartily.
"Your victory exalted American
valor and extended American authority.
There was no flaw in your victory
there will be no faltering in maintain
ing it. (Great Applause.)
"It gives me extreme pleasure and
great honor on behalf of all the people
tu hand you this sword, the gift of the
nation, voted by the congress of the
United States."
Th« Adalr»r« Btply,
The president handed the admiral the
sword with a deep bow, and there was
a roar of applause as Dewey received it.
The crowd was hushed as he turned to
the president. Admiral Dewey said:
"I thauk you, Mr. President, for this
great honor you have conferred upon
me. I thank the congress for what it
has done. 1 thank the secretary of the
navv for his gracious words. 1 thank
my countrymen for this beautiful gift,
which shall be an heirloom in my fam
ily forever, as an evidence that repub
lics are not ungrateful, and I thank
you, Mr. Chairman, and gentlemen of
the committee, for the gracious, cordial
and kindly welcome which you have
given ine to my home.
The band played "The Star Spangled
Banner," and then Cardinal Gibbons
pronounced the benediction. There
was the usual bustle and confusion as
the ceromonies closed and then the
crowd rearranged itself, a broad path
was cleared across the plaza and Ad
miral Dewey stood up beside the presi
dent to review the parade.
At the conclusion of this parade, Ad
miral Dewey was escorted by the civil
committee to the residence of Mrs. Mc
Lean.
After Admiral Dewey and the presi
dent had left the stand there were loud
calls by the crowd for Schley, and in
res|HNSO that officer stepped to the
vacant stand and bowed repeatedly to
the people.
DMIP of tb« Sword.
The sword, except its steel blade and
the body metal of it* scabbard, is en
tirelv of 22-carat gold. On the pommel
is carved the name of the battleship
Olympia. which was Pewefs flagship
at Manila, and the zodiacal sign foi
Decemler, in which month Dewey was
born. Circling these is a closely woven
wreath of oak loaves, long employed
to indicate and adorn rank. Below
these the pommel is embraced by a gold
collar, on the front of which are the
arms of the United States with the blue
field of the shield in enamel. Below
them are the arms of Vermont. Dewey's
native state, with the motto "Freedom
and Unity" and the colors of the shield
in enamel. The plain part of the gold
collar is decorated with stars, and a
graceful finish is given to it by a nar
row band of oak leaves. The sword
is Damascened, with the inscription
Jltois tson
The gift of the nation to Rear Ad
miral George Dewey, U. S. N., in mem
ory of the victory at Manila Bay, May
1 iy98." The sword grip is covered with
foe sharkskin, bound with gold wire
and inlaid with gold stars. The guard
is an eagle, terminating in a -claw
which grasps the top in which the
blade is set: the eagle's outstretched
wings form the guard proper.
The scabbard is of thin steel, Damas
cened in gold, with sprays of a delicate
sea plant, the ross marinas, typical ol
fidelity, constancy and remembrance.
These sprays are interlaced, stars nil
the inner spaces, dolphins the outer
spaces. Sprays of oak leaves and acorns
secure the rings aud trappings of the
scabbard above these, on tho front oi
the scabbard is a raised monogram in
diamonds, entwining the letters "U.
and immediately under them are
the letters "U. S. N." surrounded by
sprays of the sea plant.
The ferrule, or lower end of tho scab
bard, terminates ill twined gold dol-
The sword box is of white oak, inlaid
with thick velvet, and at the center o
the cover has a gold shield surmounted
by an eagle aud inscribed with a single
»tar and the words "Rear Admiral
George Dewey, U. S. N."
aa- D(woy, U. 8. N,"
AJ1PLE SHOES.
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& co.'s
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WIND DIED DOWN
First of the Series for the Amer
ica's Cnp a Remarkable
Race.
Wind Brink at Start bat Died
Down—Yachts Practically
Becalmed.
Shamrock and Colombia Alter
nately Lead Throughout the
Course.
NEW YORK, Oct. 4.—The first race in
the series for the America's cup be
tween Columbia and Shamrock proved
one of the most remarkable of any
yet sailed for the greatest of all trophies.
Light breezes prevailed, varied in spots
by a puff or two, and in turn both boats
enjoyed the benefit and suffered
change in position.
The excursion boats, of which there
were hundreds intervfered in a meas
ure with the progress of the race and in
this respect the Columbia suffered
most. The official start was: Sham
rock 11:15:37, Columbia 11:16:20.
Shamrock gained a hundred yards at
the start and she increased her lead
during the first hour. Columbia's sails
did not set properly, particularly her
ballooner, and she disheartened her fol
lowers by her lifeless work.
Suddenly, however, with a change of
sail and a puff of breeze, tho American
cup defender took on new life and
within a few minutes she had over
hauled her rival, and was pushing her
white nose through the water at a
rapid rate, out-footing the challenger,
and gaining at every dip of her nose.
She made the lead more than half a
mile iu a short time, but then her spin
naker seemed to set badly. She car
few minutes longer, during
which time she lost grouud, and within
two miles of the mark the Shamrock
was again making up her lost ground,
being not more than one-third of a mile
astern. They rounded the mark as fol
lows: Columbia, 1:38:43 Shamrock,
1:40:11.
The enthusiasm was wild. On
the beat back there was a succession oi
small tacks, the Columbia making
move for move with the Shamrock,
until about 2:#3, when with the Sham
rock standing off-shore, the Columbia
split tacks with her, keeping on in
shore for 10 minutes.
This was an unfortunate move for
the Columbia's skipper, for the wind
not only lightened in-shore, but shifted
to eastward, so that the Shamrock,
which tacked at 2:4tJ, was greatly bene
fitted by the change.
Shamrock gained by this combination
of circumstances the lead which she
had lost early in tho race.
V V vV
At 3 o'clock the wind died down to a
three knot breeze, and with about eight
miles to go it hardly looked as though
the race would be sailed in the 5* houi
At 3:55 the boats were off the High
lands, five miles from the finish mark,
with Shamrock slightly iu the lead.
Tiiuo Limit Expired.
«re
have
WaJfK
MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1»99. PBICE FIVE CEKTS
v
V
The Greatest
Fuel Savers
HOT BLAST HEATERS
N N S S V N N N N N N N
The Grand Opening of.
inn asRUsiiaiwic
S
lands, anu tile same distance from The
finish line at Sandy Hook lightship, and
the Shamrock was ahead. At the time
the race was called off. a person could
toss a biscuit from the Shamrock to the
Columbia.
At 4:47 both boats took in their Jib
topsails and signalled for their tugs.
Shamrock's Dnl|Mr 111.
NEW YOKK, Oct. 4.—William Fife,
Jr., designer of the Shamrock, is con
fined to his bed iu the Fifth Avenue
hotel by an attack of inflammatory
rheumatism in the right foot. He is
unable to attend the first of the aeries
of international yacht races.
STOCK WITH RABIES.
1
The timo limit of five andahalf hours
expired
at 4:45. At that time both
boats were three milea east of. High-
...
•ydrepbobls Eptdamic on Two Farnu
North of Whit* liwr.
ST. PAIL, Oct. 4.—There is appar
ently a hydrophobia epidemic among
the live stock on the places of Joseph
Dulong and a neighbor at Hugo. nortL'
of White Bear, about 18 miles from St.
Paul. Some of his stock is dying with
apparent symptoms of hydrophobia.
About three weeks ago a strange dog
was about the place, and it is pretty
certain that he bit a number of cattle
sheep and pigs. No one seems to know
much about the dog. where he came
from and what became of him, but re
cently the life stock has shown strange
symptoms and several have died
Three of the animals are still alive,
and they are now being watched fo?
developments.
Dr. Richard Price, an expert on hy
drophobia. says that the actions of the
cattle indicate hydrophobia. It is
likely that the case will be investigated
more thoroughly.
BIor« if the Crew ArrMtao.
MONTKKAL. Oct. 4.—Twenty-eight
more members of the Scotsman s crew
were arrested when they arrived on the
Btearner Ottoman. When they were
searched over $4,000 in money was
found on theiu and a quantity of goods
and jewelry.
PRICES WILL SURPRISE* YOU.
Cea&er.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1899.
Special prices in all lines of goods.
To the Purchaser.
of $5.00 worth of goods we will give 25
1 pounds of granulated sugar for $1.00, or 5
1 gallons of kerosene oil for 10 CENTS*
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