Taft's Review in 1911?
Taft Didn't Hear. , , " The new) had not reached the President when be left to-night for Hot Springs, Va., to spend four days in recreation before resuming the .final stage of his long trip to Ohio,. Kentucky snd Tennessee. - The President srrhred from the West shortly after T o'clock thla morning and went at once aboard the Mayflower, where later he was joined by the Secretary of the Navy. Mr. Meyer, and the latter's'stalt from tbe Navy Department. Rear Admirals Walnwright, Porter and Vreeland. Captains Fletcher and Ports and Commander Philip Andrews. The President was attended bv Major Archibald W. Butt and two Of his naval aides. Lieutenant Commander L. C. Palmer and Lieutenant A. L. Bristol. Secretary HlUes was also included In the party and at the last minute tnere was a Slight relaxation In the official character of the review which permitted Mr. Taft to entertain on board his brother. Henry W. Taft, and the latter's. wife ' . . --. The ceremonies .formally began at 0:30 o'clock, when the President's flag, amid a roar of guns from every vessel in the fleet, was broken from the maintruck of tbe Mayflower. The little yacht by this time had moved up close to the head of theseven-mile column of battlexbips and had cast anchor. Immediately the Admirals of the fleet set out in launches to pay their respects to the Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navr. Mr. Taft received them on board with rue honors due their rank and after the first formal exchange had a personal word of greeting for each. . . The wide river reaches had been lashed Into white-capped waves when President Taft set out for the flagship Connecticut to repay tbe courtesies of the commanding officers.- ' ' i The tiny power launch In which he rode bobbed about perilously in the rough water, but Mr. Taft. as good a tailor as a traveler by train, did not mind the tossing. The Mayflower's guns boomed a salute as tho President left the yacht, ani when his stoni-I '