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.' - - - " - - itSlf t"r'.S ffl. . . - $' .N ' - , GREATEST FLEET Prldeht Roosevelt In JHi Elf ' ment at , Review of the " " Sea:.Terrort. tXTS IO0SB HIS BHTHUSIABlf De - lighted with the 8cene Eli Patriot - ism Finds Expression. r Drenched with Rain and Spray He Only Enjoys His Experience tbe More Fine Display of - Naval Power. ,; . - Oyster Bay, N, Y., Sept 4. Oa the waters of bong Island sound, within view of Sagamore Hill, the presi dent of tbe United States reviewed the .greatest fleet of United States war shins ever assembled. There was a ship of war for every state, forty - Jive lr all. ranging in size from the mag nificent 16,000 - ton Louisiana, Just com pleted, to the fleet little torpedo boat. and the submarines,, and Including one troop ship and five colliers. In three columns' there stretched along tne sound twelve battleships, four armored cruisers, four protected crutoers, four monitors, six destroyers, six torpedo boats, three submarines, a troop ship and five auxiliaries. , President Is Knttaaslastic. In peace paint of spotless white, wreathed In rainbows of flags, ship rails manned "close aboard," the splen did fleet underwent the ceremony of inspection by the president of the United States. As tbe Mayflower dropped her anchor at the head of the fleet on the completion of the review the president j descended from tbe brldpe, his face wreathed In smiles, and enthusiastically' throwing his arms around the shoulders of a group of senators ; and representatives, ex claimed: "Any man who fails to be patriotically inspired by such a sight as this Is a mighty poor American and every American who has een it ought to be a better American for it" Knows How to Shoot Straight. Tbe sentiment was echoed enthusiastically by the group around the president. "And - you, gentlemen," he said, addressing the naval committee, "are responsible for it. It is your handiwork, and Jt has" all been done within the past ten years. Every one of these snips Is a lighter, and ready to go into action at a moment's notice. Again, you, have shown your wisdom In tbe appropriations for the target practice,' for, there Is where the American navy excels. Our men can shoot, and shoot straight, a'nd therein lies our naval strength and our superi ority." HK HAS A GREAT DAY Enjoys a Drenching with Kain and Spray Talks to Marines. President Roosevelt had a great day. It was his day throughout In going from the pier to the Mayflower In an open launch in the morning he was drenched by rain and spray, and the little launch was tossed about in the roughest "manner by the . unusually heavy sea which the stiff wind kicked up. The moment be put his foot on the deck of the MayflovTer, as If by prearranged signal, the rain suddenly stopped and before the twenty - one - gun salute which welcomed him bad been completed the suu was shining. From that time until the review . was finished not a cloud marred tbe spectacle. When the Mayflower, anchored at its conclusion tbe clouds gathered again threatening rain, but - the weather soon Cleared and remained so during the remainder of tbe afternoon and evening, fcot an incident occurred to Interfere with the carefully arranged programme." The weather was too strenuous out In tbe sound for the hundreds of smaller craft, which tried it and then ran for shelter, but when the Mayflower reached tbe bead of the column to begin the review, shortly" fter 1,1" a. m'., the fleet was completely surrounded, by fully 000 boats , large enough to weather the blow, and loaded with sightseers to their full capacity. The reception and luncheon which President and Mrs. Roosevelt, assisted by Secretary Bonaparte and Mrs. Bonaparte, tendered to tbe three rear admirals and the commanding officers of all the ships after tbe review, was a picturesque feature of the occasion. Each officer came' aboard in full uniform, receiving the honors of his rank in salutes, ruffles and bugle flourishes. The reception and luncheon occupied an hour, and then the' president left tbe Mayflower with Secretary Bona parte and Secretary Loeb to pay visits to the three admirals and to tbe troop ship Yankee, just in with a detachment of marines from Santo Domingo. To these marines the president's heart . went out, and he spontaneously began to talk to them. I wish to say a word," he began, with his usual emphasis on each word "of hearty appreciation to you men of the marine corps. . You on this ship have been for a year in the tropi Ice. You have dope very responsible and very difficult duties. You have done them to perfection.. I welcome yon home, and I wish to say. that I thoroughly appreciate tbe way In which yon have handled yourselves." After these calls tbe president re turned to tbe Mayflower, where he remained with bis guests during tbe afternoon and evening. Pinner was served aboard and tbe Illumination of the fleet at nightfall which was on of until and , velt er exact ery ish stood as large men the Inrge Cot"' sign in ed. fleet Intcd the of view was shin, In the lng ted assistant the this, Stensland States In Social held saloons falsing Increase 54 the New New 5, phia 1,' 1, phla to disputed fused 1, ton' 5, 5, 3, isville isville (second) bus 2, Omaha 1; City City

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  1. The Huntington Herald,
  2. 04 Sep 1906, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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