Museum-Dewey Parade. New York. 1899
Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 98, Number 41, 1 October 1899
NEW YORK'S WELCOME TO DEWEY.
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NEW YORK'S WELCOME TO DEWEY.
Brilliant Wind-Up to tha Many Receptions
in Honor of tho Home Coming of the Hero of Manila.
Fifty Thousand Men Take Part in the Great Land Parade.
Tremendous Ovation to the Admiral as His Carriage Passed Through the Streets in the Line of March—Schley Shares in the Honors.
NEW YORK. Sept. 30. — The land parade to-day capped the climax. The city, State and nation united in a vast demonstration worthy of the hero of Manila The earth trembled beneath the tread of 50,000 men, and the air was torn with the shouts of millions The naval parade of yesterday was magnificent and superb, but the wonder of modern times was the great land parade. Thousands of proud men of our land and sea forces, militia of fifteen States and the veterans of the Civil and Spanish Wars swelled the procession, and gave it the dignity in size that it boasted in sentiment. Walls of people miles long stretched down the line of march on either side, • a dense, impregnable mass. Fifth avenue from Forty-ninth street to the Washington arch at Fourth street, where the parade disbanded, was solidly packed with spectators, who overflowed Into buildings, windows and onto the roof lines, sat in embrasures
and crowded scaffolding. Along Broadway where it crossed the avenue the t-kyserapers were as crowded at the j iwp as at the bottom, and for blocks down the Intersecting streets tenants hung from the windows and fire escapes, and multitudes of them were [ on the roofs peering down. Seventeen aerial bombs from the top Of ihe Waldorf-Astoria heralded the approach to the reviewing stand in Madison Square. Several companies of police, mounted on glossy, well-trained horses, brought up the procession. When the head of the column appeareo the jackies of the Olympia, marching rank on rank with an easy, rolling step, and Sousa's blue-coated band playing as only it can play, it was a poor American whose heart did j not beat higher. Those in the stands leaped upon their seats, and everybody greeted the advancing column with cheers. The tars of the Olympia were in; plain blue, with brown leggings and black cartridge boxes, loose flannel caps flapped over their eyes and their sword band made a picket of steel over them. Those caps, with the ribbons snapping jauntily over their temples, and the blue steel sword band impressed the people mightly. The sailors were large-boned and solemn, with .faces bronzed and bodies that seemed all muscles —the kind of men one would like to have back of him in a fight. The commander was on foot with shining sword blade resting on his right shoulder, walking in front of his men as army officers do. A squad of sailors dragging a rapid-fire six-pound-er brought up the rear of the Olympia's I battalion. Then came the hero, the Admiral. ; and the officers of the fleet, in all the glory of their gold-laced uniforms and gold-rimmed cocked hats. All were in 1 open barouches, and at their head was j the man of the hour. Mayor Van Wyck sat beside Admiral Dewey in the carriage. The front seat was banked with beautiful floral pieces. The people did not have to give a sec- j ond glance at the man whose features have been blazoned everywhere for j weeks. He was recognized in an in-; stant. and cheers and huzzahs that had greeted the Olympia's men seemedj tame when compared with the shout J they - ' It seemed fairly to litt j the sky. 1 here is no conceivabl-j kind j of noise they did not make. Everybody a ved and cheered, and nearly \ ody jumped up and down in: frart c< : 'huslasm. Old men were a*•as boys, and just about as Oewey, during his last few •nee, has become somewhat o 'CttxtomeJ to these vociferous greetacd he took it all calmly, smilaud bowing right and left, and oclifting his gold trimmed _s er as he rode along. - t Captains of the ships enga <, c the destruction of Montejo's • l't poor Gridley, who died 1 le. followed, and also got a r*u£lng welcome. tear Admirals, Howison, Philip, as they rode by wit! their bril.iantly accoutered staffs.
were easily recognized, and got flattering applause, as did many of the popular officers of the North Atlantic squadron.
The Governors of the several States, who rode in carriages, though many of them were popular and would have received big demonstrations at any other time, passed almost unnoticed. The crowd? would have none of them to-day. They yearned only for the brass buttons and gold lace of military and naval heroes, and would have nothing else. Both Major General Miles and Major General Merritt received ovations. The former wore a band of yellow across his breast, and seemed always to have his cap off acknowledging the salutations of the throng. But it was Rear Admiral Schley who divided the honors with the central figure of the day. He received a demonstration second only .to that of Dewey. People along the line of march fairly rose at him, shouting their already lacerated throats to the breaking point. "Hurrah for the hero of Santiago," "There is the man that smashed Cervera's fleet," "Hip; hip, hurrah for Schley," and kindred cries came from all parts of the line. In upper Fifth avenue some enthusiastic lady threw him a handful of roses. They landed fairly in the carriage. The Admiral leaned forward, picked them up and lifted them to his lips. Instantly all the ladles in the balcony seemed piqued with the desire to have their flowers similarly honored, and he was fairly bombarded. Many of the flowers fell into the street, only to be caught up by eager spectators and carried to the carriage. Before he got to Madison Square Admiral Schley was up to hia arms in flowers. The marines and sailors of the North Atlantic squadron, eight battalions of them, attracted much attention. The marines, with their brass helmets, marched with a peculiar step, neither seaman's roll nor landsman's tread, but a combination. The men of the Brooklyn got, perhaps, the most applause. The provisional brigade of the army larked the confident, easy step for which army veterans are noted. This, perhaps, is accounted for by the fact that most of the United States army veterans are serving this country on the other side of the world, and those now here are only rookies. They were preceded by a battalion of the West Potllt cadets in their showy uniforms of gray with white duck trousers, moving like one man; SOO legs moving like clockwork, every cap and bayonet in perfect line. Governor Roosevelt, riding a spirited black horse at the head of the National Guard of the State of New York, and j surrounded by brilliantly uniformed ! officers, received a hearty and contin- i ous ovation from one end of the line ! to the other. He wa9 in civilian at- ' tire and wore a silk hat, that is, when he had it on. as he was waving: it i right and left for more than half the time. He was escorted by Troop A, whose plumes, rising and falling with the moving of the horse, beautified a block. The artillery seemed more real . than the infantry or cavalry, and the ; commander of the Seventh Light Artillery gave the people an exhibition,! getting his battery at a gallop and, charging down the street, the horses plunging and cannon wheels rumbling ' like rolling thunder. The crowd gave i a whirlwind of applause. The National Guards of all the States ! made a brilliant showing, and wer_> 1 evidently proud of their appearance j and of the reception they received. Before Madison square was reached Admiral Dewey and the reviewing party in carriages passed the front of the procession and alighted at the ro- I viewing stand opposite Twenty-sixth street, and took their places in the boxes, hung with laurel wreaths that had been reserved for them. There, for the first time, the Admiral saw the I great arch of victory in his honor. All above Madison square the deco- i rat ; ons charmed the eye. Flags on 1 wires ran from the tall tower of the Madison Square Garden, and all the facades as far as the eye could see up < and down Fifth avenue were b-Illiant-ly arrayed with bunting and flags. The ! national streamers flew from the ccr- j Bices, and a thousand box kites float- I ed*high in the blue sky. There the Admiral reviewed the en- 1 tire parade. Only one distressing incident occurred within his view. A wire had been stretched acronse the space between two of the stands In the ?>a:k. The awful press of people broke it, nnd they surged into the avenue, those in front powerless to resist the pressure of the thousands in the rear. The police officers on foot were he'pless. Try as they would, they could not st< m the tide, which promised to imp?de th- entire parade. Suddenly a half hundred mounted policemen galloped up, rr.fl. having formed a line, charged an.l shoved the people back Many wormn and children were caught in the crush. Some shrieked, others fainted. *nd several, after the panic was ©V*r, were carried away in ambu- I lances. To-night the smoker at the Waldorf- I Astoiia to the sailors of the Olympia conc'uded New York's wonde-ful r«r---c( prion of Admiral Dewey and his men. PRESENTATION OF GOLD LOVING CUP. The second day of New York City's official welcome to Admiral Dewey opened clear and cool. There was hardly a cloud in the sky. and the temperature was just low enough to keep the crowds on the move for warmth. Many people were out at sunrise to secure desirable points from which to view the parade, but lower Broadway was well filled with those who were anxious to have a look at Dewey on his way to the City Hall, whether they were to see the great parade or not. The first ceremony to-day was the presentation at the City Hall of a gold loving cup to the Admiral by Mayor Van Wyck on behalf of the city of New York. At 7 o'clock the police boat Patrol, with a special Reception Committee on board, made up of St. Clair McKelway, William McAdoo, Levi P Morton, Chauncey M. Depew. Richard Croker and Warren M. Foster, started for the Olympia. The Admiral boarded the Patrol, which steamed to the Battery, where the city's guests were met by the following committee: William Berri, General Francis V .Greene, James Stillman, John C. Calhoun, Edward Lauterbach. J. Q. A. Edwards, Charles Knox, John H. Starin, Warner Van Norden, Justice W. W. Goodrich, Justice Charles M. Van Brunt and O. S. Cookney.
The Admiral, accompanied by the | Reception Committee and escorted bySquadron A and a detail of mounted police, proceeded up Broadway to the City Hall. All along the street were cheering crowds, and the City Hall Park was filled to the limit with people, who shouted a noisy, enthusiastic welcome as Dewey came in sight. As Admiral Dewey sat in his carriage at the Battery waiting for the line to arrive he was asked if he had any expressions to make concerning the celebration. He replied: "No, I have nothing to say this morning. I have not yet gotten my eyes open." In referring to the demonstrations Of yesterday and last night he said: "It was magnificent." Governor Roosevelt, accompanied by his Adjutant, Avery D. Andrews; his Oiderly and Seth Low, were among the first to arrive at the City Hall for the presentation ceremony. They got there a few minutes after 8 o'clock, and were ushered into the Mayor's office. The Mayor had not yet arrived, but he put in an appearance a few minutes later. Then came Rear Admiral Philip, Colonel Treadwell, Captain Asa Walker and Charles H. Knox. A few minutes later Rear Admiral Schley came in in full dress, and was received by General Howard Carroll. In a short time the Mayor's office filled up with military and naval officers in full dress uniform. Admiral Schley was the center of attraction, and he was kept busy shaking hands with thus.- who weie introduced to him. Captain Coghlan, formerly of the Raleigh, came in, and was greeted with "Hoch der Kaiser." He smilinglyresponded, and shook hands all around. It was S:4O o'clock when the tread of the cavalry was heard, and the people in the Mayor's office looked out to see Troop A, followed by the carriages with the Admiral and the committees. "Fall in after the Mayor," shouted Secretary Downes, and Mayor Van Wyck and his Secretary hastened to the platform in front of the building, where the presentation was to take place. The Mayor had just reached the platform when Admiral Dewey came up the stairs. The Admiral walked over to the Mayor,, and with a hearty good-morning shook him warmly by the hand. * Captain Lamberton, Lieutenant Brumby, with Chauncey M. Depew. Levi P. Morton and Richard Croker, followed, and then came the other officers of the Olympia and the remaining members of the committee. By this time the military and naval officers in the Mayor's office and the prominent citizens realized that Dewey had come, and they made a rush for the platform. There was danger of it being overcrowded, and Captain Copeland of the City Hall squad closed the gates, shutting out Admiral Schley, Captain Coghlan, Captain W T alker, Cap tain Dyer, Governor Roosevelt and other prominent persons who arrived a minute late. Rear Admiral Schley climbed over the gate, and he was followed by the other naval officers, but Governor Roosevelt remained behind. One ot his staff rushed up to Captain .Copeland, of the police squad and whispered, "The Governor feels slighted." The gate was opened again and Governor Roosevelt took his place within the enclosure. Admiral Dewey evinced a desire to shake hands with all the naval officers and introduce them to the Mayor. He almost hugged Admiral Schley, and he patted Captain Coghlan on the back. As Dewey greeted Schley the crowd petit up cheer after cheer for Dewey As soon as the greetings were over, the Mayor began his speech, presenting the city's loving cup. The Mayor paid: The true dignity of manhood can never be overestimated in the study of the influences which build up or preserve a State. Hero worship, if it be merely a manifestation of a full recognition and appreciation of such manhood in the individual leaders, performance of duty to State, either in war or peace, is most commendable. It holds up his high standard to be emulated l*y the living as well as the unborn millions to be. To such a hero death itself bows, for he lives in memory all the time. In this spirit I shall not hesitate in his presence to freely express America's estimate of your character and achievements. The nation would gladly have its dominion extended ove> the face of the globe, in order that admiring millions of additional fellowcitizens might be here to-day to pay homage to you and welcome you back. "Your countrymen are interested in, and know every detail of your life. Tour joys and your sorrows are theirs. They have traced your ancestry and V'»ur character and deeds from the cradle ro •! by a fund mother to the <> ympia, rocked by the rolling waves i the mighty deep. They listen with delight t', the story of the fighting I- \eys bravely doing their duty to every war of their country for 250 rs; of your pointing out, when a mere child, to your father, the pictures In the clouds of ships and battles, including the battle of Lake Erie and the form of Perry saving his country's flag from the disabled ship; of the devotional impress stamped upor your character by a loving mother; of your Btrttgste with the schoolmaster, which taught the necessity of disciplinary affairs of life; of your inherited love foi children and music; of your bright and vivacious boyhood, mingled with the mischievous, hut never malicious; of y U r deferential reßpect for those of your mother's sex; #f the romance of your courtship and happy marriage; of y ur service under Admiral Farragut in the Gulf squadron as the executive >r of the Mississippi; when you i-on shot and shell through tOP of the Confederate ram Lssa*; of the sturdy and fearless manner in.- which you defended j ship againstf the guns of Port Hudson, ' and the oJiet and orderly manner in I which you abandoned her when she sank, calling for special commendation of your superiors in their report; of the circumstances that between wars. Far-j forty-eight years and you for thirty-seven years, devoted yourself a to the study of your professions, ; and ooth at the end of a long peace were found fully equipped and ready to give their country splendid service, j and to raise themselves to the highest j Plane of fame and renown. ] be world stood enthralled, and then , ke out in loud huzzahs. which can j never be* silenced, when the electne .•parks flashed out the news over the!
globe that on the first of May, 1898, your fleet had destroyed in Manila Bay the Spanish navy, silencing the forts I and taking the Philippine Islands, thus stripping the East of the last vestige of Spanish domination. , "This was accomplished in a naval battle of less than seven hours, including the coolly ordered intermission Cor breakfast. Not an American killed, but two hundred Spaniards laid low, seven hundred wounded, the Spanish navy destroyed, and an empire lost to her forever. History records no achievement of such superb completeness as the battle of Manila Bay. "This demonstration is no mere tribute to a personal friend, a fellow citizen. It is a single and deserved recognition of the debt due the public servant, who has proved himself grandly and efficiently faithful to his country's welfare and honor. You are called a man of destiny. You are — but it is the destiny of merit and worth — the conscientious obedience of duty of one skilled in art and judgment. "Our Republic has no reason to fear a comparison of her sea fighting abilities with those of other nations. The birth of the Republic gave to her Paul Jones in the war for the freedom on the ocean highways; gave her Perry, and the war for moral and physical integrity gave her Farragut. She points with pride to this trinity, ana says to the world, 'Match them if you can.' In the war with Spain for comirfon humanity's sake, in behalf of our island neighbors, gave her Dewey, who can safely be proclaimed chief among the naval heroes of the world. "The route of those idolized nautical soldiers of the Republic is well marked. Their exploits go resounding through time, partaking of the vast and overwhelming character of the ocean upon which they rode, lived, acted and attained their great achievements which are the pride of all Americans. "From your entry to your departure from Manila Bay you were a history, and if the old style prevailed of naming the period after him who bore the most illustrious name of any living man this would be known as the Dewey Age. Solitary in the grandeur of your achievements, you are lifted above all those who have gone before you. "To the Mayor has been assigned the personally pleasant duty of presenting to you in the name of the city of New York, the metropolis of our country, this loving cup, a keepsake to remind you from time to time of her love for you and her special pride in your deeds of valor, which she believes will, for ages to come, insure respect of all nations for our starry flag, whether flung to the breeze of the man-of-war or over the ship of commerce." When the Mayor had concluded, Admiral Dewey began to reply by saying: "It would be quite impossible for me, Mr. Mayor, to express in words" — At this point he was interrupted by cheers, and he began again: "It would be quite impossible to express in words how deeply I am moved by this—all these honors, one after the other—that beautiful cup, the freedom of the city and great, magnificent reception. I cannot say what I want to, but speaking for myself and the gallant squadron I had the honor to command at Manila, I thank you from the bottom of my heart." After the formal ceremonies, Admiral Dewey went about shaking hands with his friends. "Come here, all you Captains," he I said, addressing the naval Captains j present. Then he introduced each to ! the audience. I "Captain Lamberton of the Olympia," 'he cried. "Captain Wilder of the Boston, Captain Coghlan of the Raleigh. Captain Dyer of the Baltimore, Captain i Wood of the Petrel, Captain Walker of ! the Concord." When the Captains had all assembled he waved his hands toward them and said: "These are men the who did it. These are the men who should be thanked. Without them I could do j nothing." The loving cup presented to the AdI miral is Roman in form, and is made |of 18-karat gold. The handles are formed of three dolr>hins, wrought in green gold. Around the neck are for- \ ty-five stars, emblematic of the Union. The body of the cup is divided by the handles into three panels, which are employed for the principal decorations. On the front panel is a portrait in rei lief of Admiral Dewey, surrounded with a wreath of oak leaves, the whole resting on an eagie with outstretched wings. Underneath this panel upon the , band around the foot are the letters ! "G. D., U. S. N." The second panel has chased in half I relief a picture of the Olympia. and j beneath is a shield with four stars bej tokening the recipient's grade. On the j third panel is an escutcheon up m which is engraved the inscription, with I the names of the Mayor and members Sof the Municipal Assembly and Committee of Plan and Scope. The coat of arms of the city of New York appears below the inscription. About the feet are a series of anchors, a rope tied in three knots, dolphins, sea weed and other nautical devices. The cup stands thirteen inches high, has a capacity of four and a half ! quarts and cost $5,000. Major General Miles arrived just as j the party left the platform for the carriages. Rear Admiral Sampson was ; not on the stand at the City Hall. He did not arrive in time. BACK ON THE HUDSON. The start from the City Hall was ; made promptly on time. Just after the j ceremonies of the presentation of the cup were over, a carriage, with a coachman in livery and accompanied by an Orympia sailor, drove up to the j foot of the steps leading to the platform. A moment later the Admiral, ! accompanied by Mayor Van Wyck, stepped into the carriage. A dozen policemen on foot ran ahead of the carriage across the plaza toward ! Broadway. There a squad of mounted j police was in waiting. The carriages | had just started when the school children who were to sins: for Admiral Dewey put in an appearance. There was much disappointment that the children had not arrived earlier. It took only a minute to clear Broadway to Warren street, to which street the party passed to the foot, where the Admiral and his party took the steamer Sandy Hook for Claremont. ; The Admiral's carriage was followed ;by a company of Squadron A, and on each side there was an escort of mounted men. Immediately following the Admiral and the Mayor, was Rear I Admiral Schley, and after him came i eight carriages, containing military i officers and citizens, as well as a num- , ber of members of the city government. The trio to the city dock was un- ; eventful, except that the large crowd I was constants cheering the occupants jof the 'carriages. Admiral Dewey j acknowledged the applause by raising ' his hat. j The trip up the Hudson on board the Sandy Hook was without a hitch. The i boat left the foot of Warren street' at
950 o'clock, and arrived at the foot of Nineteenth street at 1030 o'clock. Admiral Dewey was in fine spirits, although he complained of a slight cold, and said he would wear his shoulder cape during the parade. Major General Miles was one of the first to greet him on the boat. To General Miles, the Admiral said: "Miles, it's regular soldier weather, isn't it?" "Not exactly," replied General Miles. "I'd call it Dewey weather." The Admiral, Mayor Van Wyck and Senator-elect Depew partook of breakfast together .In the main saloon of the Sandy Hook. Whitelaw Reid was cordially received by the Admiral, as was Sir Thomas Lipton. Rear Admiral Schley, who was on board with Rear Admiral Philip, was also warmly greeted by the Admiral, and they swapped several stories.
Admiral Dewey greeted Governor McMillin of Tennessee very cordially, and said he had a good story to tell him. "It's about one of your boys. During one of the land battles outside of Manila, one of the Tennessee regiments was engaged in skirmishing. One of your soldiers had been shot at I twice by a Filipino, and both shots missed fire, the Tennessee boy became disgusted at the poor marksmanship ; of the Filipino and ran over to him and
gave him a good spanking, saying: " 'Now, go home and be good.* " "Have you read all about the celebration?" a reporter asked the Admiral. "Not yet," was the reply, "but I am saving all the papers. When you have a Mayor who wakes you up at 7 o'clock you have very little time to read."
Speaking of the honors which had been showered upon him, Admiral Dewey said: "It's a grand thing when a great city like New York stops work for two days to do honor to one man."
The voyage up the river was one continuous ovation, every style of craft with a whistle or noise-making pow r er, availing itself of the opportunity to salute the Admiral.
THE PARADE. The parade started from Grant's tomb at 11:15 a. m. At the given signal the platoon of police advanced, clearing away the crowds that overflowed into the street. Some little distance behind on a bay horse rode Major General Charles Roe, N. G. N. V., followed by his staff. Then came Sousa's band, playing a spirited air, and behind it was a battalion of sailors from the Olympia. Then followed the carriage containing Admiral Dewey, by whose side was seated the Mayor of New York. In response to the cheers of thousands of spectators the Admiral bowed right and left, and appeared greatly pleased at the warmth of his reception. Following were three carriages containing Admiral Dewey's Captains, then two Carriages abreast containing the Admiral's personal staff. Rear Admiral Howison and President Guggenheimer of the Municipal Council followed in a carriage, and after them came Rear Admiral Howison's officers. Then came the carriage containing Rear Admiral Sampson and President W ds of the Board of Aldermen, followed by eight carriages containing commanding officers of Admiral Sampson's fleet, and the Admiral's staff officers. Rear Admiral John Philip, commandant of the navy yard, St, Clair McKelway and Lieutenant Commander J. D. J. Kelly occupied the next carriage. Following came two carriages abreast containing the junior officers of the Olympia, and after them in the same order carriages containing the junior officers of the North Atlantic squadron. Carriages two abreast followed containing the visiting Governors, the committee and guests. First among the Governors came Tunnell of Delaware, then Stone of Pennsylvania, Voorhees of New Jersey, McSweeney of South Carolina. Russell of North Carolina, Dyer of Rhode Island, McMillin of Tennessee, Bushnell of Ohio, Geer of Oregon, Atkinson of West Virginia, Richards of Wyoming and W T ells of Utah. Major Generals Miles and Merritt and aides followed in carriages abreast, and then came a carriage containing Rear Admirals Joseph N. Miller and Winfield Scott Schley. A long row of carriages followed, containing members of the Municipal Assembly, distinguished guests and visiting dignitaries.
The naval brigade of the North Atlantic fleet, commanded by Captain Charles Thomas, followed. It was in seven battalions, and made an imposing appearance. It was composed of the sailors and marines of the NewYork, Indiana, Texas, Massachusetts, Brooklyn and Lancaster. A brigade of the regular army came next, With West Point cadets at the head, and after them a battalion of engineers, two battalions of the Fifth Artillery, a battalion of the Seventh Artillery, a battalion of the Fifth Artillery, a battalion of the Seventh Artillery, a battery of the Fifth and a battery of the Seventh. Following came the militia of the various States, with that of New York in the van, commanded by Governor Roosevelt, with Squadron A as escort. After them came the Naval Militia under command of Captain Miller, with two battalions and a separate division, and behind them the Old Guard of the City ..of New York. Then came the militia of Pennsylvania, with five regiments. The militia of New Jersey came next, with two regiments, two Naval Reserves battalions, a battery and a troop. The citizen soldiers of Georgia, with two regiments and detachments from several regiments followed. Connecticut's regiment, with two companies of the Governor's Foot Guards, two regiments, a machine gun battery, a naval battalion and several detached companies. The Fourth and Fifth Regiments of Maryland, South Carolina had one regiment of volunteers, two battalions, and the Sumter Guards, the Timmonsville Guards, the Smythe Rifles and a number of volunteers and detached companies were next in line. New Hampshire had a battalion of six companies. Three companies represented North Carolina. Ohio had two regiments, five companies and a gatling gun battery. Indiana was reoresented by the Indianapolis Light Artillery, the famous rifles, the W T althall Guards represented Mississippi and the Pine Tree State followed with a signal corps. Florida had five companies and from <'\e Lone Star State came the famotib Corsicana Rifles. The District of Columbia had a battalion, several detached companies and an ambulance corps. Following these, under the command of Major General O. O. Howard, with an escort from the various veteran societies, came the unarmed part of the parade. This was composed of eleven commands representing as many different associations. Then came the Sons of Veterans, followed by Union
ex-Prisoners of War Association, Veterans of the Civil War not connected with any of the organizations and Veterans of the Spanish-American War, with Colonel John Jacob Astor, his staff and the Astor Battery. Then followed camps of volunteers of the Spanish-American war, the parade terminating with a heterogenous following of veterans, military and quasi-military associations. When the Admiral reached the parade starting point it was all the police could do to keep the crowd from overrunning his carriage. Bands all about started up "Hail to the Chief," until a hundred bands were playing it, but the air could be heard only once in awhile,, for the tremendous cheering. Governor Roosevelt followed the Admiral's carriage to the starting point, and took up a position near by. The Admiral's carriage, drawn by four horses, was driven to the head of the
line. As the parade got in motion the crowds applauded with all their might the 250 men from the Olympia. "Those are the boys who did the trick," shouted a greybearded man, and this sentiment met with the full agreement of the throng, who took up the shout. The cheers of the Olympia's sailors were still resounding down the closely packed lines of spectators when a deeper and mightier shout arose, and
was taken up and prolonged in one thunderous wave of sound as Admiral Dewey's carriage, in which was Mayor Van Wyck, followed his "men behind
the guns," bowing and smiling with
bared head to the shouting multitude. It w r as a memorable passage of the victor of Manila from the tomb of the great General of the civil war to the
triumphal arch, erected in his own honor. The Captains of the ships in the fight at Manila were cheered heartily as they passed, Captain Coghlan receiving perhaps a slightly larger share than
the others, frequent shouts of "Hoch der Kaiser" greeting his appearance, while his brother officers joined in the laugh the shout always provoked. Admiral Sampson was cordially re-
ceived by the crowd, and was repeated- j ly cheered. Richard Croker and Senator Depew, in a carriage together, were applauded all along the line. Quite a demonstration in honor of Rear Admiral Schley was made at the starting point, and the cheers for him almost equalled those given to Dewey. He was kept busy lifting his hat and bowing an acknowledgement of the ovation he received. Rear Admiral Philip was also received warmly. His admonition to his men at the battle of Santiago "Don't cheer, boys, they are dying," uttered when the Spanish fleet was wrecked and sinking, was shouted at the bowing Admiral time and time again. Admiral Dewey arrived at the reviewing stand at Madison Square at 1:45 o'clock. The enthusiasm and cheers that greeted his appearance were tremendous. Several times the crowds nearly broke through the police lines in their wild endeavor to get near the Admiral. The police had expected the rush, and succeeded in blocking it. On Seventy-second street a number of school-children on'a stand built especially for them began to sing as the head of the parade approached. They first struck up in childish treble "Unfurl the Starry Banner." When the sailors of the Olympia were seen with Admiral Dewey, the children arose and sang "Hail, the Conquering Hero Comes." The song was delivered with a good deal of vim, the children beating the time with their flags. As Admiral Dewey saw and heard the children, he rose from his seat and bowed his head. The children stopped singing. One little gjirl tried to throw him a rose, but it fell short. A policeman picked it up and handed it to the Admiral, who kept waving his hat at the children. The carriage stopped for a short time, arid Admiral Dewey threw a kiss to the children, who began cheering and throwing kisses. The carriage containing Dewey moved on, and the enthusiasm, which had been at fever heat, subsided a little. The Rear Admirals and officers were cheered by the children. Rear Admiral Sampson was cheered by the crowd. The children were singing "The StarSpangled Banner" when the carriage containing Rear Admiral Schley came up. The crowd became frantic, Schley was obliged to stand in his carriage. He, like Dewey, waved his chapeau at the children, and the crowd went wild over him. The carri-
age of Schley stopped for a few minutes and during that time a perfect storm of applause greeted him. Sir Thomas Lipton was given an ovation at Fifty-second street, and was obliged to stand up in his carriage. When the Admiral heading the parade reached Forty-second street a deafening roar of applause went up that must have shaken the foundation of what is left of the old reservoir. General Miles and Rear Admirals Sampson and Schley all came in for their share of the applause. A young man rushed up to the carriage in which Schley was seated, and climbing to the carriage step, extended his hand to the Rear Admiral, who grasped it warmly. The mounted police, commanded by Chief Devery and heading the parade, passed the reviewing stand at 1:45 p. m. They were considerably in advance of the carriages containing the Admiral and distinguished visitors. The first squad of police was in the shape of a flying wedge. At 1:57 the Admiral was in the stand. Captain Coghlan and Captain Wildes joined him a moment later, the crowd cheering like mad. The first thing the Admiral did was to take off his hat in acknowledgment of the crowd's greeting. Mayor Van Wyck Immediately took him in charge and conducted him to a corner of the enclosure, where a chef was in waiting with hamper of sandwiches and some bottles of wine. The Admiral was greatly pleased, and said to the Mayor: "Ah, that's good. It w-as a long puil, wasn't it?" referring to the long ride. He passed the sandwiches to his officers and to Rear Admiral Sampson, much as if he were out at a lamily picnic. He drank one small glass of wine, and declined a second. "No, no," he said. He then walked around, greeting his Captains. Admiral Sampson was cheered as he alighted from his carriage. General Miles was the next notable recognized, and he was warmly applauded. General Miles repeatedly took off his cap to the crowd in acknowledgment. Admiral Schley was very warmly received at the reviewing stand. He smiled constantly, and bowed to right and left. He and General Miles both carried bouquets of flowers presented by'some enthusiastic friends on the line of march. Richard Croker also was applauded, and General Merritt was loudly cheered, although he was not recognized as readily as were the others. The Admiral happened to be on the steps of the reviewing stand when Mr. Croker came up. He extended his hand and greeted Mr. Croker cordially.
It took twenty minutes to get the Admiral and the other distinguished guests and the committee from the forty-two carriages in which they rode. Another ten minutes were devoted to luncheon and informal talk, and then the sailors from the Olympia, headed by Sousa and his band, playing "The Stars and Stripes Forever," marched by the stand. Next came the marines from the Olympia, followed by another detachment of Olympia jackies, drawing a quick firing 1-pounder. Two old men, gray and grizzled, held to the cords, and none marched more proudly than they.
The West Point Cadets, in their gray and white uniforms, came next. Their marching was superb. As their colors passed the Admiral uncovered.
The regulars came next. As they marched by General Merritt stepped up with the Admiral and Mayor Van Wyck and remained standing until the regulars had passed. While the regulars were going by someone over the Hoffman House sent a beautiful bunch of orchids to the Admiral. He received it graciously, and, turning about, removed his hat and bowed his, acknowledgments.
There was a battalion of mounted artillery with several huge siege guns. The mass of artillerymen marched as infantry, and showed to a slight advantage as such. The Light Artillery brought up the rear as regulars.
Then way down the line a burst of cheers announced the coming of Governor Roosevelt. The Governor was attended by his staff. He was not in uniform. Following came Squadron A, led by the Squadron's band, mounted. Then came the Twenty-third Regiment of Brooklyn and the Fourteenth Regiment.
While the Second Regiment was passing Admiral Schley, accompanied by Captain Coghlan, Levi P. Morton and Senator Depew, left the reviewing stand and proceeded along the line to the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Admiral Schley was watched with eager interest by the crowd, and until he passed out of sight he was loudly cheered. He seemed a great favorite.
There was an elaborate display of kite flying during the review. Suspended immediately over the reviewing stand and at a great hight was an immense American flag held by five kites. Another line of kites held a series of pennants in the national colors, while other lines held flags and streamers of various sorts.
The wind was just strong enough and the sunlight sufficient to bring out a most beautiful effect. Admiral Dewey noticed the flags, and expressed himself as well pleased with the display. While the Sixty-fifth Regiment of Buffalo was passing Admiral Dewey complained of being chilled, and his coat was handed to him. The Twenty-second Regiment made a fine appearance, and several times the Admiral removed his chapeau as they passed by. Everybody was speculating as to the reception of the Seventh Regiment at the reviewing stand. It was more cordial than expected. There was some hissing as the regiment passed the stand and some derisive calls, but the cheering at this point was easily the loudest. At Fifty-ninth street and Fifth avenue the Seventh was hissed. People in the Xetherland, Savoy and Plaza Hotels cheered, but the hisses rose above the cheering. The members of the regiment looked neither to the right nor to the left, but marched stolidly on.
The Seventy-first Regiment was cordially welcomed. The Admiral took off his hat to the command as it passed.
The Naval Militia of the State troops made a magnificent display.
The Old Guard, resplendent in white coat, blue trousers and bearskin shakos, closed the New York State display.
The Pennsylvania troops received a royal welcome when they reached the State and reviewing stands. The greatest applause given to any of the military organizations was accorded to the crack Tenth Pennsylvania Regiment, which got back from the Philippines a short time ago. This regiment marched in the regular khaki uniform which they wore during their service before Manila. The colors, torn to tatters, set the crowd wild with enthusiasm.
Admiral Dewey uncovered to the colors and nodded his head sympathetically. The men marched aswveterans should, and while every man in the regiment wanted to see Dewey, it was not discipline, and the regiment marched as one man straight ahead, "eyes front."
The New Jersey troops followed those from Pennsylvania, and were a magnificent body of men, as fine as any in the column. Governor Voorhees did not march at the head of the New Jersey troops. With his staff he stood in front of the State stand, opposite Admiral Dewey, while his troops went by. New Jersey had two Naval Reserve battalions and one troop of cavalry in line.
Next to the reception to the Tenth Pennsylvania was that to the Georgia troops, who marched by with State and. National colors flying to the tune of "Dixie." They were loudly cheered. The Connecticut troops were a picturesque lot. Several companies wore the brilliant uniform of colonial days. There were also two companies awheel. Just after the Georgia troops began passing the reviewing stand Admiral Dewey sat down for the first time, and remained seated a moment or two. Connecticut had one of the largest bodies of troops in line. Maryland was well represented with its "Dandy Fifth," commanded by Colonel Frank Marcoe. This State had also the Fourth Regiment, Colonel Willard Howard commanding. It was a close rival to the Fifth. South Carolina had a large and varied representation. Ohio followed, with Governor Bushnell at the head. This State had the Fourth and Fifth regiments and some unattached troops and a Gatling gun battery. These troops served in the Spanish-American war, and recently did riot work in Cleveland. On account of the controversy between the members of the committee and the head of the G. A. R. over the place to be given that organization in the column, and Commander Shaw's final order to his men not to march there was much speculation as to what the unarmed section of the guard would be like and how many men would defy Shaw's mandate. Thousands who were otherwise weary and would have left the reviewing stand and other places waited to see. General O. O. Howard, grizzled old veteran that he is, was given a mighty cheer when he rode past the Admiral at the head of the column. He had all told about 000 veterans of the Civil War and about 200 of these were Grand Army men. Some wore the Grand Army uniform and caps, but the majority were in plain civilian clothes. The rest of the veterans were Loyal Legion men, with a sprinkling of men who fought in the Civil War, but they do not now belong
to any organization. The veterans went wild when they saw Admiral Dewey. Instead of the stiff salute given by every other command, the old fellows called for three cheers for the Admiral, and in other ways manifested their delight. Admiral Dewey was almost as cordial, and his hat was off his head all the time his old-time comrades in arms were passing by.
There were several thousand veterans of the Spanish war. Most of them wore their service clothes, and although without arms, they presented a decidedly businesslike appearance. The unarmed section passed quickly in review, and the parade was over. It had taken just three hours and twenty minutes to pass. The first body of the Admiral's sailors passed him at 2:12 p. m. The last man in line went by at 5:40 p. m. < Hardly had the ambulances which brought up the rear pulled under the arch when Squadron A galloped into place for the Admiral, ready to escort him to his hotel. . The Admiral and Mayor Van Wyck were completely tired out after the review. The Admiral's arm was so weary from the almost constant salute that in bidding good bye to his friends he sometimes begged leave to shake hands with his left hand. His carriage was quickly brought and, entering it in a perfect hurricane of cheers, he was driven away. A gigantic sailor who sat on the box -with the coachman carried a bouquet of orchids which had been presented to the Admiral during the afternoon.
Admiral Dewey was very tired at the end of the parade. He was driven at once to the residence of Manager Boidt of the Waldorf-Astoria, escorted by Squadron A and accompanied by Mayor Van W T yck. He dined with his Lieutenants, Brumby and Caldwell:
Admiral Dewey did not attend the "smoker." He was feeling too fatigued to leave his apartments, and retired at 10:15 o'clock.
At 9 o'clock to-morrow the Admiral will receive the Chicago delegation, and will see the members of his family. Some time during the morning he will, if his present plans do not change, go for a drive. JACKIES AT A "SMOKER." Fighting Jack of the Olympia had a night of joy to-night as a fitting end to his day of triumph. Its chief pleasures were a supper, concert and "smoker," served to him in that order in the Waldorf-Astoria. He was there, 250 strong, on shore leave and free of all restraint. With him were twentyfive men from each of the other ships at anchor in the river, good fellows all, and selected on that account. These figures included about 10 per cent, of marines, permitted to be present on account of past good fellowship, ana on solemn promise to be good in the future.
The sailors and sea soldiers came to the W T aldorf-Astoria singly and in twos, threes and larger groups, and were at once ushered to the grand ballroom on the second floor, which hud been carpeted for them, and set with tables and gilded chairs. A uniform was ticket enough to secure admission. As each man entered the ballroom he was presented with a rubber-temmed clay pipe bearing on its head a high relief of the great Admiral's features, and was also given two cigars, a two-ounce package of plug tobacco, a book of cigarette papers, a menu card and a program of the concert.
Oscar Hammerstein was in charge ot the vaudeville program, which consisted of sketches, songs, dances, etc.
Just before the curtain rose. Randolph Guggenheimer, President of the Municipal Council, read an address of welcome, which was received with cheers.
They then gave cheers for Admirals Dewey, Sampson and Howison. During the speech Richard Croker entered. He received a rousing welcome.
The sailors and marines occupied nearly all the tables on the main floor, but in the boxes were scenes of brilliant color, pretty women and flashing jewels, side by side with officers in gold lace, formed a pretty picture. Among those in the boxes were the Dewey family, excepting the Admiral himself; Governor Voorhees of New Jersey, General Charles F. Roe and five Captains of Dewey's fleet and Sir Thomas Lipton.
The jackies enjoyed the program immensely. They applauded every act vigorously. Their delight knew no bounds when John W. Ransome appeared in a make-up of Admiral Dewey.
"You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," was the title of a song sung by Mr. Ransome. In the course of his turn Mr. Ransome spoke of Admiral Schley. Just as he did this the Admiral entered in evening dress. Every sailor and marine present was on his feet in an instant howling like mad in compliment to the hero of Santiago.
In response to the greeting Admiral Schley arose and said: "You may well cheer, my boys, for it was you who did the trick. I'll give fair warning to anybody who wants to try conclusions with you that he wants to know how to shoot pretty well. I am more than happy to participate in your smoker,
and nothing touches me so much as the affection of those splendid men who were my companions in the navy."
There was more cheering when the singer mentioned the name of Admiral Sampson.
Some one called for three cheers for the Shamrock, and when they had been given Sir Thomas Lipton rose In his box and said:
"I am glad to be here to-night With Dewey's men, and I have some boys of my own that I am proud of, too. 1 have come over here to get a certain American property, and I'll get it if you Americans won't squash me in my little naval engagement as you squashed those fellows in the Philippines." Sir Thomas was loudly applauded. Captain J. J. Reade. U. S. N., at one time commander of the Olympia, was recognized and cheered and made a speech. General Miles was next recognized, and he said to the sailors that they had put the American flag on a higher eminence than it had ever attained before. Captain Jewell of the Brooklyn was cheered, and there were calls for Captain Coghlan to recite "Hoch der Kaiser," but he would not do it. Colonel Stewart then recited Joe Kerr's poem, "Hello, Dewey!" It was received with unbounded applause and laughter. The poem follows:
Hello, Dewey! Have a seat! How're th' boys? An' how's th' fleet? Little weary? Never mind! You can rest when you're inclined. Rest on laurels, if you please, On a hero's couch of ease; Not, however, till we've had Chance to show you that we're glad; Glad you're not now with the deadGlad you had a level head— Glad you laid the Spaniard lowGlad you proved a noble foe; Glad you kept your record cleanGlad we made you a marine; Glad you bravely fought and won— Glad for everything you've done. Glad? By gad we're glad, my lad That George Dewey had a dad; Glad he had a mother, who. Loyal to Red, White and BlueYears ago, when he was youngTaught him how to—rung by rungMount Fame's Ladder—never stop Till, by grit, he gained the top; Taught him, when he'd won the fight, How to stay there, on the hight.
Glad to see> you, George, but—sayl Don't get spoiled on Dewey Day! Don't get rattled at the noise Made by millions of my boys, Most of whom would "lead the dance" If, like you, they had the chance. Words like these all men admire— "Grldley, when you're ready, fire!" Keep that up! Keep cool, my lad! We'll raise Cain because we're glad. You just "watch our my boy; Note our overwhelming- joy; Don't get dizzy—calm content Sometimes makes a President Hear that shouting, prolonged, loud! George, th' whole darned Nation's proud; Proud of what you did that day In Manila's beastly bay. Proud of you, proud of a fleet That knows no fear—knows no defeat. Of whom the wide world stands in awe. God bltss you, George! Hip, Hip, Hurrah! ! f The whole audience, standing, then joined in singing "The Star Spangled Banner."
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