Boston Post from Boston, Massachusetts on June 26, 1903 · Page 1
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r Thß Boston Posi Est 4 biSsh@dì in 1 B 3 Í, Up to Date In I 9 Ú 3 TODAY’S POST Beautiful Souvenir ==OF = Boston’s Great Hooker Day TWELVE PAGES—ONE CENT TODAY’S POST Beautiful Souvenir = 0F — Boston's Great Hooker Day TWELVE PAGES—ONE CENT GREAT PAGEANT OF AT UNVEILING ASSIST STATUE (Photo by Post Photographer.) VETERAks OF HOOKER’S BRIGADE, UNDER COMMAND OF COIX5NEL E. D. BAILEY. (Photo by Elmer Chlckertng.) GOVERNOR BATES DELIVERING THE ORATION AT THE STATE HOUSE, WI’l'H FULT. VIEW OF HOOKER STATUH AND PEDBSTAI» RIGHT AND OF LEIGISLATIVE (iJtAND STAND AT THE LEFT. SPLENDID LOSES TO YALEWARS IN PARADE Fastest Tints in tiet Itistnni-BInn Atsn Gnat Host Ctieenil by Connt- VETERANS OF MANY THRILLING SPEECHES ^ins Fresiiman and Varsity Four Races NEW LONDON, Conn., June 25.— For the first time on record Yale today triumphed over Harvard in all three of their boat races in the annual regatta on the Thames. The wearers of th^ blue w'on the eight-oared varsity race by three and one-half boat lengths, the freshman eight-oared race by two and a quarter lengths and the varsity four-oared race by one and a half lengths. The varsity race was one of the greatest ever rowed at New London. Only once has the time been beaten, and that was by Yal in 1388. Tiie time made by Harvard was the best ih her history. In all three races Harvard put up memorable fights and went down to her defeats after gallant struggles in which' her boys rowed out the last ounce of their strength. Yale’s three victories are attributed by tho experts to tho superiority of the stroke taught Yale by John rfennedy over that taught Harvard by her graduate coaches. So far as physical form was concerned, there was no choice between the crews, except with the possible exception that the Y'ale freshmen outweighed their Har\ aid rivals by over seven pounds per man. The var.sity race was a surprise. Tho freshman race had been conceded to Yale, while the four-oared race was also given to Yale In the great majority of the predictions. The greatest crow’d that ever came to •i’ — FAiR AND WARMER Forecast for Boston and vicinity: Fair and wanner Fridaj and Saturday, light variable winds. SUMMARY OF THE RACES VARSITY EIGHTS Yale .................................................................. 20m. 19 4-5s. Harvard ....................................... 20m. 29 3-5s. FRESHMAN RACE Yale .......................................................... 9m. 43 1-5s. Harvard............................................................ 9m. 48 3-5s. VARSITY FOURS Yale .................................................................. 10m. 59 2-5s. Harvard ............-................................... 11m. 10 1-5s. WASHINGTON, Juno 25.—Forecast: New England, partly cloudy Friday with showers in north and eastern Maine; Saturday fair, wanner, \vlnd.s. Bcston & Worcester Electric Air Line Cars run direct every 10 minutes from Chestnut Hill, Brookline, to State Muster Field, Framingham. Through line to I.ake Quinsigamond and Worcester open about June 27. • IF YGU DRINK Reti Fox ále you wijl be happt* and wcl!, it is so delicious, healthful and refreshing. It is pure. this quiet old harbor town by rail and water saw Harvard go dinvn to defeat today. It seemed as If no amount of bad weather and threatening skies could keep people away from New London today. From daylight until tho first race started, at 11:30 o’eloek, people came from far and near by tho trainload, by the boatload and by the yachtload. Yachts which had not been in commission before this year were shoved off the ways in time to reai'h the Thames when day broke this morning. Tho sky was dull and leaden, with the wind cold enough for October. The crowd came in macWntioshes and winter tlannels, and even then the pciople shivered. The oarsmen at their quarters wurmeil themselves before great log f.Tes in preparation for the struggles of the day. As the morning wore on the threatened storm seemed to drift further and further from the Thames, and by 10:30 o’clock the wind was blowing fresh and clear and except for the chill of the air the c«n- ditions were ideal for boat racing. Over Uic last three miles of the varsity course WO of tho finest yachts that float in American waters were swinging at nmdior with colors of old Yale and fair Harvard. 'I'he referee's launch slipped away from her moorings, and with a crowd of police boats at her heels began to clear the for the race. By 11:30 Referee William Mickleham, the old Columbia oarsman, had the yachts lineil up outside the flags of the course and had notified the crews to get ready. In three minutes’ time the varsity four: onr race was begun and hy half-paat 1 the big varsity race was under way. j These, three events, for which the Blue aiiil the Crim.«on had trained for six ¡months, had been disiioscd of in a trifle lover two hours without a break or a i single incident to mar any one of the ¡ races. It was a great tribute to the I regatta committee who had planned it 'all out in advance and who carried out I every det.til today without a single break. I I- or the first time ITudo Sam's revenue ¡cutters and the New London police l)oa(s I'.eid the yachisnien ami the steamboat • aptains iu eheelv. and likewise for the first time rncle .^'s rev-nue cutters kept out of the way themselves. The Grc-.shiim. ;ui old offender, got. in front of the oh.servation train at the sta>t of the fresnmati raci-, but fortunately did not inleri->ro with the race. I Harvard Led Early in Race ! The story of the var.sif.v race i.s one will live long In the annals of col- i k'ge boating. Harvard led Yale ahT;ost to the niile-and-a-half flag. Over the first mile it looked like Harvard’s race. For the past 1ft cla.ys the coai'hes of both crews have said ^lat rhe race would be fini.shed within the first two miles. With the Vale crew suffering from recent shifts and c'hangea the Ells were afraid that if Harvard led for n mile Yale would lose her siroke ami would never get It back again. I.ast night lobn Kennedy told his crew that they must strike a 32 per minute stroke and hold it right through the race, no difference what happened. It takes good headwork and lots of nerve to row a lower stroke than the other crow' when tho other crew is leading. But this is what Yale did this afternoon. Harvard got away at .35 .strokes to the minute, Yale at 32. Harvard had decidedly the best of the start and by the .end of the fir-st half mile was leading Yale by half a boat length. Captain McGrow’ put the stroke up to 36, Yale raised hers to 33. Harvard reached the first flag in 2m. 301-5s.; Y.ale in 2m. 313-5s. Harvard's cox.='waia got out of his course for a short disitauee and had <a narrow’ escape from hitting the first half-mile flag. Over the second half mile Harvard heid her lead over Yale. Stroke Bogne droppc'd I the Blue’s stroke to 32. Harvard seemed to think that she had a grip on Yale, and Captain McGrew eased his stroke down to 22. Harvard’s time for the first mile was 5:06 2-5; Yale’s was 5:07-1-5. It was a remarkable eoimdclence that Harvard over this -half mile held her lead without varying it by oven th«' fraction of a second. The third half mile, however, showed that Harvard could not hold Yale without rowing a higher atroke. Harvard's effort over the first miü had begun lo tell on the nerves of the Crimson eight. Little by little, Yale's boat began to creep up on Harvard's. Just before the mile and a half flag the shells were even, and by the time the flag was reached Yale had wrested the lead away from her old rival. The Blue reaehed the flag in seven minutes and •1ft seconds, leading Il.uvard liy two sec- omls. or more than half a boat length. Haiward raised her st;')ke to :!3. but still 1 t'ale went ahead without raising hers t above 2'2. , • The long nliservaiion t.ains, |railing out j on ( ither side of the broml Th.ames li’ae itwo beautiful rolored serpents l>orderlng a strip of silver, had been rattling and roaraag with the ela-ers of Yale and Harvar:l. X'uv it eertainly seemed as though these tw ) moving gr.iml stands burst into one great shout for Yale. Blue flag.s less Thousands Continued on Page 3—First Column Veterans of many different wars, Inspired by a common jo.v In doing dead Hooker honor, marched through the city j'osterday cheered by countless thousands. ■\^'hlle all along the line the blue-clad figures w'cre encouraged by thunderous ovations, no less than 62 bands and drum corps helped to brace the flagging footsteps of tlie nation’s heroes. There were, fre.«h-faced youths, who first saw duty under Uncle in Cuba or the I'hilippines, then there- were 'bronzed and grizzled veterans who weathered the storm of shot and shell some 40 years ago and helped to save tho Hag they followed yesterday. But the real heroes of yesterday’s great pageant were a score of time-worn, gray-haired figures whose ri.ght to ride in that parade most people think no adjutant-general would dare to question. These were the survivors of tho Mexican war, sole remnants of those sturdy soldiers of the past who marched with Hooker as a eonmade to check the boasting of vainglorious Santa Anna. For them, especially, the cheers rang loud and frequently, for them indeed yesterday’s procession was one long triumphant march. And then thYre were the Hooker colors, torn and stained, each gash, each stain, memento of a heroic deed. At the sight of these old grimy battlellags tho pent-nn enthusiasm of the crowd rang forth continually, while the gray-halred veterans who bore the precious trophies flushed with joy and pride. Sharing the honors of tho day with the Hooker heroes was lieutenant-General Nelson A. ^liles, a Boston boy and highest ranking oflicer in the United States army. Seated in the foremost carriage with his son, Cadet Miles, beside him, he was locognized and cheered by everyone throughout the parade. Another prominent feature of the procession was the battalion of troops from the Ninth Urdted States Infantry from Madison barracks at Plattsburg, N. Y. Everyone along the line of march had evidently heard of the record of the "heroes of Pekin." Then, too, there was Governor Bates riding in the saddle at the head of the militia, a splendid figure and undoubtedly a popular one. Seldom has tho Governor of .Massachusetts appeared to better advantage than he did in yesterday’s parade. And seldom has his reception been more cordial or hearty. Gallant figures, natty, trim and splendidly drilled were the marines and navvies from the ships in the,|,harbor. Bronzed and sturdy they marched in perfect time, their neat and tasty uniforms in pleasant contrast to the dull monotony of regiment after regiment of uniformed militia. And Uncle Pam’s sailors, of course, will nev r lose their popul.arity. The crowd brought this fact out most strongly yesterday. With a brand new banner, on which embl.izoned in butcrs of gold were Ad- Farragut’s and moat stirring words, marched a most popular feature of the procession, the bronzed and grim-faced Ke:irs:irge Naval Veterans. Strong voices cheered and handkerchiefs and pennants waved the stuply marchers a welcome from every point. At their head was Commander Andy Houghton, than whom few Bostonians are better known or liked. There were veterans and the’ sons of veterans, IMassachusetts’ crack militia regiments, with the First Corns Cadets and our own "Fighting Ninth.” Tho visltin.g troopers from Vermont, with iheir spirited little horses, made a splendid showing, and the welcome given them by patriotic Boston may have atoned for the uncornfnirtable night they must have passeel in their-crowded quarters on the cars. General Bancroft, tho parade’s chief marshal, came in for his share of applause, and Ifieutenant-Govornor Guild also rode his hor,«e in splendid fashion. .-Vmon.g the distinguished generals who followeel closely in carriages behind the mighty Milos were Major-General O. O. How.ard, whose promotion to the command of the army of the Tennessee caused the resignation of the l.imented Hooker just before the close nf the Civil war; Major-General Daniel Sickles, who lost a leg in tho service of his country, and Major-General Ch.imbcrlaln, thrice Governor of the .State of .Maine, anu the man who received the surrender of the Confederate general. T/Ce, at Appomattox Court House. Like their illustrious pre- deces.sor, their heads were kept contlnu- allj’ uncovered in answer to the rousing applause given them at every hand. While their gritty comrades, refusin.g to bo class5od in the category of "disabled veterans,” held grimly on in tho fatiguing nuirch over tho muddy pa.vements, refusing to be “accounted for” until the procession was finished, many limping, sad-oyed veterans watched them pass by from their shelter in windows, stands, or on the edge of the crowd. Unable to forego the old fascination of the music and the drum these forgotten soldiers had donned th>ir old uniforms. Eloquent as was their silence and in- acfion as their comrades of other day.-i filed by, more touching by far was their reverent tribute to the colors they had followed long ago. Forbidden by age oi# other infirmities from taking their places with the men by whose side they had struggled for four long years, they stood singly or in groups, each raising his old felt hat In reverence to the stained and battle- scarred standards. There was but one woni'in in the parade, and she was one of teniler years. This was little Leah Bailey of 14 Flagg street, w’ho was supremely proud and happy to hold one of the cords of the Kearsarge Naval Veterans’ new standard. On the other side was young Edward Nusbaum of 706 Huntington avenue. Seldom have the old familiar “battle hymns ni' ihv republic” sounded more sweetly or bomi fraught with more mean- in.g limn when yesterday they guided the faltorin.g frotsteps of the G. R ever th' ir ru.e.getl fatfguing march. ’'Tenting Tonight.” “Mai'ehing Through Cleor.gia” and kindred patriotic melodies of ye.ars gone by seemed to have lost N MECHANICS HALL Miles, Mattocks and Confad- eraie General Laud Hooker 1 Continued on Page A —First Column "I thank God that the South did not win,” said General Thomas I j . Rosser of Virginia, a major-general In the Confederate armj’, to the thousands of old Union soldiers who gathered In Mechanics’ Hall, last night, to close the celebration in honor of General Hooker. The dashing Confederate was cheered lo tho echo. Ho was not scheduled to make an address, and what he said was informal. Many times had he led charges against Hooker’.? Brigade and the army of the Potomac, and his words of for Hooker, and his frequent thanks for the victory of the North, gave a finishing touch to the day’s celebration that made the old .soldiers, the generals, the State ofiicials and others feel that the Hooker statue had contributed another strong link in cementing tlu' North and South together and dissipating the old war-time bitterness. The meeting at Mechanics’ Hall wa.s a fitting close to the successes of the day. Tired by their marches and exertions, tho veterans assembled in the big hall to hear t'he Governor and General Charles P. Mattocks, the orator of the occasion. The Governor presided and did not speak at length. General Mattocks made an address which appealed to the men who fought under Hooker. The veterans broke the programme. General Nelson A. Miles was pre.sent on the si’age and the soldiers compelled him to speak. General Howard was also compelled to take the floor. General Sickles wa.s absent or he would have followed .suit. As a substitute Governor Bates prevailed on General Ro.s.3er to speak. IJeutenant-Governor Guild was called for, but would not talk, owing t'o the lateness of the hour. General Miles was the hero of the evening. (leneral N. A. ^I. Dudley was also an evffiing’s hero. On the stage were distinguished soldier.? and civilians. Ne%’cr before ha.s such a representative G. A. R. assemblage been collected In one bail. The old soldiers sang the battle songs and made t’hemselves feel like they did In the ,60s. Every Seat Filled The floor of the hall was reserved for the veterans. They fliled every seat, and it was with pride that they consldervid the seats thrones of honor. Before the time for the opening arrived the uniformed men discussed the old battles brought to their minds by the banners hung on the balconies. Tnose banners recalled I.iOOkout Mountain, Molino del Rev, Chapultepec, City of Mexico, Contreras, Malvern Hill. N(.^b’s Farm, Al.iic, Fair Oaks, Glendale. Dak Grove, Wil. liarnsburg, Fredericksburg, .siege of .-\t- lanta, Brandy Station, New Hope Church. Chancollorsville. Kenesaw Mountain. Ml.s- slonary Ridge, Antietam, Uppervillc, Marye’s Iteights and other battle.«. Over the centre of the stage hung a cr.tvou portrait of Hooker, while along fhe S‘eon ’ l aleony were pictures of Pre.a-. idem p. -)S'veit. j-TPsidont Grant, President far ' ’.n. Governor Andrew. I’resident McKinley and several famou.*» Civil war generals. iMfchanios! Hall has often been dressed in patriotic colors, but never before did it appear so well to a soldier’s eye. And what a sight the veterans themselves maile! Seldom, If ever, has the big hall presented such a sea of gray lu-iuls. From the idatform to the back of the hall not IftO blaek-haired men eouirt be counti'd. Age had marked everyone The mingling «.f gray haim and bald heads, wrinkled brows and .stooped shoulders npiiealed to tho onlookers as a most feiding scene. The balconies were crowded and tho or’erflow ranged .aronnd tho chairs on the floor. IMembers of the Sons of Vcter- an.s acted as ushers. Old Drum Heard Once More Governor Bates rose to speak at 7:20. The veterans applauded him heartily. The Governor said: “Veterans and friends, we have here this evening an old drum. It was beaten on Lookout Mountain. We have with us one who was a drummer boy in Hooker’s Brigade. The old drummer hoy will now beat the assembly on the old drum.” Cheers and applause greeted this announcement. “Front,” camo the command, and a grizzled “vet” marched out to the front, accompanied by a younger man, a fife player. The sea of gray hairs’^ and bald heads rose up and the blood mounted to their checks and temples as the drum and fife pl.ayed tho old summons. Two old fellows sitting under the .stage waved their chairs aloft and the war fever had showed its fervid grip on all. It was a scene appealing to the calmest mind. The old and the young man walked off; but the “vets” called out for just one more rattle of that old drum. They applauded until the drummer came forward and played “Yankee Doodle.” This delighted the old fellows and they stood up and tapped their feet. Reluctantly they allowed the drummer "boy” to retire. When the Governor announced that the fife player served in the Spanish war the Civil war lighters applauded vociferously, thus showing their warm-heartedness to the Spanish war veterans. The Rev. E. A. Horton delivered the prayer. The next treat for the veterans was the "Battle Cry of Freedom.” The "Grand Army Chorus” sang the stirring battle song. Secretary of State Olln led the group of G. A. R. men onnhe stage as they rendered the piece. The comrades on the floor loined In. When the words “Tho Union forever” were reached, cheers and applause broke out. The Star Spangled Danner In the rear of the hall a commotion commence.l. The old battle flags were in motion. Down the aisle they were marched. Pmr abreast. E^’ernone rose up and waved hats, handkerchiefs, canes and oth’^r .articles. Tliey divided into pairs and the stage was reached, and in •thle 'fa'shion marched on the stage. Colonel J. I’ayson Bradlev was in charge of the color bearers. There were more Continued on Page 10—Second Column FOR FURTHER STORIES OF THE HOOKER DAY CELtaRATION SEE PA3ES 4- 5, 3, 9, 10 AMD 12 <rm

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