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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 4, 1899
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DBS MOINJEH: ALOONA, TOW A, WEDNESDAY OCTOBEK 4 1899. J, ,,*• '~f i F, '*f! tntiiu*iasft» Shown ifi the Gneat Naval Parade, tftlBUTE PAID TO GEN, GRANT, f the t,i*ihf *t«ro Salute* the Totnh of the Deftd — Aaitttrftl Mnoh AfTectcd by tbe Honor* Accorded lilm —Land , ParAile Today, New York, Sept. 30.—The greatest sailor In the world reviewed the greatest parade In American history here • Friday. It was a triumph for Dewej'. /.y the navy and for the nation. The victor of the seas railed up the Hudson between mil«s of imthuslastlc Americans to Gen. Grant's tomb and saluted the ashes of the victor on land —a salute of haticmal expansion to th.e lasting memory of national union. The admiral stood for hours beneath the ensign of _Parragut and lifted his cap to the hundreds of thousands who cheered him. The head of the naval column was a broad arrow. Six torpedo boats spread t;ut as the bar, three on a side from the Olympiad quarter. Outside of JTHE SsitiUago. After her WAS tho;u;c:i2, the Texas, the Brooklyn, the. Lancaster, the Scorpion, and then Rear-Admiral Mowlson'S flagship, the Chicago. The Chic-go had been in port only two, nnd she had eorao in its dirty and grimy as a warship cv--r was. Yet, as she appeared In the line she wao, if- anything, neater than some of her sister ships. There wasn't a spot or blemish upon hen She flew three ensigns, too, and the fed flag of two stars that denoted the rank of Admiral Howison. The torpedo-boats were spread along the line; they included the Ericsson, the Wlnslow and the Gushing. The Porter and the Dupont were the after- guard of the Olyrapia. After the warships came the revenue cutters Manning, Algonquin, Gresham, Windham and Onondaga, The transports Sedgwick, McPherson and Mcclellan were next, and the great line of steamers, yachts and tugs to the number of 1,000. Admiral In Visibly Affected. Dewey and Col. Bar ile'tt walked to the after bridge. Admiral Dewey spent three or four minutes looking around, first with the naked eye and then with bis glasses, saying nothing to anybody. The magnificent display affected Tho Kcr.- Jersey shore was hugged closely until the st Mary's stakeboat, about which the parade was to turn, came itt sight. The cadets ott board of the St. Mary's were drawn up along the port rail, each with his tight hand held up perpendicularly beside his head. As the Olympia passed these cadets let out a cheer. As the flagship turned the stakeboat word was given to fire the salute in honor of the memory of Gen, Grant, and the Olympia's guns spoke out The loars of the cannon were echoed and re-echoed from the palisades and from the drive. Every one of the seventeen guns seemed four or five separate guns, so distinct and loud was this echo. Here the admiral climbed up on *the platform that the signal boy uses and waved his hat at the cadets, who followed up their cheer with another one. Second Spectacle of the Dewey Celebration Saturday, THE OLYMPIA'S SAILORS LEAD, form a Gnnrct at Honor for the Carriage Containing the Admiral and Mayor Van Wyok — Sixteen States Represented In the Ptoc*Mlon. THE GREAT them a flying wedge of police patrol boats formed a great V, the apex of Which was the Olympia. Flanking them, ahead and astern, were the harbor fireboats, spouting great columns of water that turned threateningly toward the excursion boats on either side when they attempted to crowd the line of march. Witnessed by »,OOO,(>OO 1'oople, Estimates place the number of people who witnessed the naval parade and the illuminations iu and about the city at more than 3,000,000. • All the harbor glowed with red lire during the evening hours. Lanterns flinging their colored flashes from on high, electric illuminations of the Brooklyn bridge, and scintillating 'bursts of fireworks were signals of na- jtlonal pride. • Capt. Lamberton announced to Admiral Dewey at 12:30 that everything -was ready. Then the admiral ordered that bis own flag should be hauled down and the flag that Admiral Farragut, the first admiral of the Amer-' lean navy, bad flown, which was given to Admiral Dewey, should be run up In its place. As the flag was run up the sailors of the Olympia let up a cheer the like of which they hadn't given since that day at Manila when ibe battle was over. Signals to start were flown from the Olympia's signal halyards, and slowly and gracefully she turned around and headed up the river at quarter speed. When she started to hoist anchor all the other warships in the fleet started, too, and as she turned they turned. It was exactly 1 o'clock and the . &j,ndy Hook fe|l iu alongside the ,.£tjX-lB'{>Jg. jThe adjniral woro'a special undress uniform and on his breast waa worn the diamond medal which had been presented to him by the mayor. iflrul>'.»ftts Cli'ur the Way, As the formation of the parade began the fireboats New Yorker and Mills took up positions as outriders of the Olympia, and they turned on their biggest hose and started mighty streams Of .water. flyJRS tbrpugh the a t jr, It was a little scheme (hat they bad to keep the rpute up tbs river clear. Any boat that pam,e within reach was to get a ducking, and the boats that would bare been wjtfcjn rea#h scooted wfcen they «»w wh»t >yas going on. there waa a projecting torpedo-boat, 8.n4 behind then* came .the other '' NAVAL PARADE, him, it was plain, and he paced up and down the deck, swallowing big lumps that arose in his throat. It was some time before be did anything but walk up and (iown. Then he displayed some of the boyish enthusiasm that had marked the various receptions that he has had on board the Olympia since his arrival. He pointed out the boats that were heaviest laden with enthusiastic celebrators. He called attention to the various bands on boats that were making the day more or less hideous. Many of them .were playing the tune "When Dewey Comes Marching Home," and he commented on that. |ft$ tbw big tae re4 nag wttb >»tarf}of. Oattlo SMp Salutes. Half way up the bay toward Bedloe island the fleet encountered an English cattle ship that was going out about her business. Her captain saw what he was running into, slowed up, dropped his anchors, dressed his ship and started tooting his whistle like mad. • As Governor's island was reachdd the guns of old Castle William began to boom out their salute for the admiral. The moment the last one sounded the Olympia began returning the salute, and her firing started up the bedlam of whistles again, Castle William passed, the Battery was in sight, and then was realized for the first time the magnitude of the reception that was awaiting the victorious admiral and his ship. From the deck of the Olympia the Battery appeared to be one mass of humanity. On top of some of the twenty-story office buildings stands bad been erected, and they were filled with people, On up tho river as the Olympia proceeded the enthusiasm grew greater. The noisy welcome grew louder. It was impossible on board the Olympia to make yourself h«ard to your neighbor, unless you yelled what you had to say to him. .The din increased as t the Olympia, leading the fleet, proceeded up the river. The admiral continued walking up an4 down toe bridge, every now and then doffing his hat and waving H at aotne particularly large crowd, espe* cjally If there was a good sprinkling of 4 little/ firtftpr on ftlversjd? drjve, with,Its thousands upps thousand* of 1 ' came leto view, gnj} approached there 'began a, .,_ & «WMW «$ tfee vwptes of gu«| ft»4, revolvers on tfee little KftUJMMittjiijJPOjftQWjS " M tbe aawlml m$ kfa fluibtB% Return of the Pnrnde. The stakeboat was turned at 2:36 ,p. m., and on the admiral's order signals were run up directing each of the other warships In the fleet to fire the same salute for Gen. Grant as they turned. The Olympia started back down the line. As she passed warship after warship the Jackies were drawn up along the rail, just as the cadets on the St. Mary had stood. The bands on nearly all the boats played "The Star- Spangled Banner," and the Olympia's band itself joined fn, playing it over again and again, and then starting off on other airs. The Olympia proceeded on down the river to a point about opposite One Hundred and Fifteenth street, when the bells in the engine-room stopped ringing and the order was given to let go the anchor. Prom this position Admiral Dewey reviewed the paraders. Never before was such a crush of boats seen. There were more than 1,000 in line, and'when the Olympia turned the stake the last vessel had not yet left Tompkiusville, twelve miles away. Up the river, down the river, on either side as far as the eye could reach, was a mass of human faces, and then on the river itself from shore to shore boats without end, and then the deafening noises, the noise of a thousand whistles, the noise of a hundred bands playing at once and the noise of ten thousand voices all within hearing distance. It took two and one half hours for the entire parade to pass the flagship. Close of the Great Parade, Admiral Dewey remained on the bridge until all the ships had passed save for a short round among the officers below, to whom he proudly exhibited his beautiful badge presented by the city. After the ships had begun to disperse the same order of informal greeting to everybody who came aboard was instituted, all visitors being free to come and go as they pleased. As it grew dark the fireworks ashore began to show and the red fire burn. The great parade was over at about 7 o'clock. JSlaze of Glory lit Night, The day of 'celebration on the water ended in a roaring, popping, banging blaze of glory at night. Fireworks displays lit up the "east side, the west sido and all around the town." Not only did great boats loaded down with fireworks sweep down all the waterways and circle about the lower bay, but in the parks throughout the middle of the city, the sky was painted red, white and blue, and all the other shades of color known to the pyrotechnic art. The fireworks all over the city were witnessed by tremendous crowds. Illumination of TVurslilpg. The warships were brilliantly illuminated and at a short distance looked like ships of flame against the sky.' Suivoundlng the fleet were scores of steam yachts, all brilliantly illuminated, adding to the beauty of the spectacle. The illumination on Brooklyn bridge at night was witnessed by a quarter of a million people. New York, Sept. 30.—Before the eyes of a countless host passed the great land parade. The parade started from Grant's tomb at 11 a. in. It formed in the avenue and cross streets east of Riverside drive, between One Hundred and Fourteenth street on the south, One Hundred and Twenty-sixth street on the north and Columbus avenue on the extreme west. The troops were forming while Admiral Dewey was on his way by boat from'the foot of Warren street to Ularemont. He reached the latter point at 10:30, and half an hour was consumed in placing the guests and their escorts in carriages in the proper order. Olympiad Men Led. There were 2,uuO sailors and marines In line. The men of the Olympia were at the head of the column, marching directly in front of the four-horse carriage containirg Admiral Dewey and the mayor.'s band of 130 pieces, the finest marc 3 band ever got together, turn the music for the Olympic's tars. In the naval division were the officers and men who destroyed Cervera'o fleet off Santiago and Montejo's fleet in Manila bay. In. the two carriages immediately following the admiral were four of Dewey's captains at Manila—Coghlan, Wildes, Dyer and Lamberton. Every branch of the servi"e was rep- reseated in the 2,000 troops forming the regular army division, Including the West Point cacletu. Practically the entire strength of the national guard, of. New •York, 15,000 men, were in line, with Gov. Theodore Roosevelt riding at their head, squadron A acting as his special escort. Fifteen other states hail 10,000 men in lino. The visltinc troops marched in the order of the admission of their states to the union—namely: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Maine, Florida and Texas. Famous military organizations which have done much to give luster to the American army were in line, also the younger veterans, who gave it new glory during the war with Spain. the head of the Manhattan regiment of Spanish war veterans. Police. Major Geticral Charles F. Roe, chillrtnan of committee on land parade, and. staff. Souaa'a Band. : Battalion of sailors from the Olyniplft, commanded by Ueutenant Commander Geo. V. Colvocoressea. First carriage—Mayor Robert A. Van Wj-ck, Admiral Geotge Dewey. Second—Captain Frank Wildes, U. 8. N.j ADMIUAt. RECEIVES HIS MEDAL. Grateful Words from the Recipient of All Unprecedented Honors. New York, Sept. 30.—Admiral Dewey made the longest speech of his life when he responded to Mayor Van DEWEY'S GOLD MEDAL, Captain J. B. Coghlan, U. S. N. Third-Captain N. H. Dyer, U. S. N.j Captain S. P. Lamborton, U. S N. Fourth—C'Nptnin Asa Walker, U. S. N.; Commander E. P. Wood, U. S. N. Fifth—Lieutenant P. H. Brumby, U. S. N.; .Lieutenant W. H. Caldwell, U, S. N. Sixth—Lieutenant Commander A. T. Hodgson, U. S. N.; "Ensign W. P. Scott, U. S. N. Seventh—Rear Admiral H. .vison; Randolph Oug-genheimer, president of council. Eighth—Captain P. H. Cooper, U. S. N.; Lieutenant H. C. Poundston, U. S. N.; Lieutenant W. B. WhittlcF.ey, U. S. N. Ninth—Rear Admiral W. T. Sampson, U. S. N.; Thoman F. AVoods, president of board of aldermen. Tenth—Captain T. . F. Jewell, U. S. N.; Captain T. J. Train, U. S. N.; Lio-jtcnant Commander Nathan Sargent, U. S. N.; Lieutenant W. H. H. Sutherland. Sleventh—Captain F. E. Chudwlclt, U, S. N.; Captain H. C. Taylor, U. S. N.; Lieutenant Commander C. M. Winslow, U. S. N.; Lieutenant 13. L. Bennett. U. S. N. Twelfth-Rear Admiral J. W. Philip U. S. N.; St. Clair MoKehvay, Commander J, D. G. Kelly. Rear Admirals Scliluy anil Joseph M. Miller, Now "Sfork alJere.i-n. . XnvaJ brigade North Atlantic squadron. United States regulars. Governor Roosevelt. New York National Guard. Governor Stone of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania state troops. Governor of New Jersey. New Jersey state troops;. Governor of Georgia. Georgia state troops. Connecticut state troops. Maryland, state troops. Morn Soldier* for Oils. San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 2.—Three transports sailed today for Manila, They are the Charles Nelson, Glenogle and Sheridan. In all over 2,&00 men are on their way to re-enforce Gen. Otis. THIRTEEN "UVES^ERE LOST, Terrible Storleu Told of the Wreck the Steamer ScoUmun, Rlmouski, Quo., Oct. 2.—The story of the wreck of the Scotsman, which went on the rocks off Change island, in the straits of Belle isle, early in the morning of Sept. 21, as told by passengers brought here on the steamer Montford, Involves the plunder and maltreatment of helpless and panic- stricken women by a drunken crew, and the drowning of thirteen people, if not more, while disembarking from the steamer in a boat from which the plug was missing, • and which sank almost Immediately on being lowered. The known dead are: Mrs, Childs, wife of the stage manager pf "The Sign of the Cross Company;" Mrs. Dickinson, Windsor, Ont., wife of a former editor of the Toronto Globe; Mrs. Roberts, Montreal; -^— Roberts, infant child of Mrs. Roberts; Mrs. Robinson, wife of tbe manager of the Sun Life company, Montreal; Miss Robinson, daughter of Mrs. Robinson; Mrs. M. M, •Scott, Montreal; Mrs. Skelton, Montreal; Miss Street, Montreal; Mrs. Ta> ;, Montreal; Mrs. Tuthill, Mrs, Eliaa i, Mips B, Weavers, Of fee, surviving passengers pf the gcptBjjftMIP^ "- :„"..".. MQn^fort, NS»e more; with/ of the crew, were taften of? by and jje^irejssd to W which IB bringing them, tiers also. The THE TRIUMPHAL ARCH Waterloo, store of IVyck's said: "Mr. Mayor and Gentlemen— Of course it would be need:ess for mo to attempt to make a speech, but my heart appreciates all that you have said. "How it Js that you have overrated my work so much 1 cannot understand. It is beyond anything I can conceive of why there should be such a.n uprising of the country. I simply did what any naval captain in the service would have done, I believe." "Admiral," said Mayor Van Wyck, "no tongue can ever uttur or pen write an overestimate p'f what you did, for your country. The city of New York has made to commemorate this reception to you, the hero pf the Spanlsh- Araerlcan war, a badge, a facsimile of which tliey aeslre I should present to you JR commemoratUm of .the event." "How magnificent, haw beautiful, splendid,," exclaimed Admiral ^be received the meda.1. vQ^ t tpq, §ttendan.t,) NOW, pin th'ftt SQ jt won't drop 9ff," oj i*lr, Governor of South Carolina. South Carolina state troops Governor of New Hampshir*. New Hampshire state troop». aovernor of North Carolina. North Carolina stafe troops. Ucvernor of Ohio. Ohio state troopa. Indiana state troops. Mississippi state troopa. Maine state troopa. Florida state troops, Texas strife troops. District ol Columbia troops. General O. O. Howard. War veterans. Navy votei»-ns. Colonel John Jacob At tor. Aatpr Battery. Spanlsli-.4j:ierlcan volunteers. No parade that ever marched in this otty has marched over a route so mag-, niflcently decorated as are the thoroughfares through which the procession passed. The nearest approach to the festival dress of the city was during the Washington centennial cele. bration of ten year§ ago. A temporary arch, since perpeu#t» ed, was crested for that event in Washington aqware,. but titfa shsaattore -in-, elaborateness of detail au'd magniflr eencof a4Qrn,me»t fell fay short of the cost $225, dOO. the *culptufai alone on the Dewey triumphal has an estimated value' of $400,000 all contributed gratis by the members of the National. Sculpture, society, ,ft 0 such monument as this was ever erected in any country tot merely tempo*, afy purposes. In six hours the troops passed under it and then the direct object for which It was bulltl was achieved. Prom Thirty-fourth street to the northern colonnade of the arch at Twenty-sixth street the troops passed through an aisle of magnificently decorated triumphal pillars, as beautiful in their way as the.arch to which they led. Behind all the others came 1,200 of the host who fought tho battles of '61'65, most of them union veterans, a few confederates—the former under tha old one-armed warrior, Gen. 0.. 0. Howard; the latter under Gen. Roger A. Pryor. Most inspiring of all was tlugicene when the admiral's carriage turned from Seventy-second street into Cen* tral Park west. Banked high on a stand against the park wall were 2,200 school'Children In blue .ana-white so arranged as to spell the word "Dewey," and when the admiral appeared the little ones sang in unison, "See, the Conquering Hero Comes." The only special halt In the paradft was made at this point to give the admiral a few minutes to see and hear the little ones. entertainment for Crew. The men behind the guns of tho Olympia had their particular innings in the celebration at night at the Waldorf-Astoria, and if they happened to be weary after marching in the long parade, the smoker, buffet, lunches and vaudeville performance arranged for their enjoyment were doubly attractive. There were 450 jackiea at the smoker, 250 from the Olympia, twenty-five each from the ships in Sampson's squadron, the New York, Brooklyn, Massachusetts and Texa's, and soventy- flve from all the other navy vessels in the parade. The smoker began at 8 o'clock, anil the lunch, which was really something more, was served the first thins. Uewey Day at Santiago, Cnbn. Santiago de Cuba, Sept. 30.—The Americans in Santiago de Cuba celebrated "Dewey day" Friday. The government buildings and the residences of Americans were gayly decorated. There was a miniature naval parade of yachts and tugs, together with a general blowing of whistles and discharging of cannon crackers. In the evening an elaborate display of fireworks was carried out on lighters iu the harbor. The Cubans did not, however, join in the celebration. They are inclined to resent Admiral Dewey's reported statement that the Filipinos are more capable of self-government than the Cubans. Shaw Auks Dewey to Chicago. New York, Sept.'30.—Commander- in-Chief Albert D. Shaw of the G. A. R. haa invited Admiral Dewey to be the guest of honor at the thirty-fourth national encampment of the organization which will be held in Chicago in September. It Is his intention to send later an engrossed invitation on vellum, signed by the officers of each state department of the G. A. R., bound in oak from the Olympia, and with an inscription engraved on a piece of Spanish shell that struck the flagship. IHnv«y'* Opinion of the Day. New York; Sept. 30.—Admiral Dewey gave out the following official statement after the parade: "The reception today surpassed anything I had expected. It was wonderful. I never saw so many people gathered together Jn one spot in all my'life before. Of course I am deeply touched —more than I can express. It is the greatest day of my life." Pi;ylng Mack Taxes. Charleston, 111., Oct. 2.—An injunction suit was filed In tho Circuit'court Friday against the Coles county board of review by taxpayers of Mattoon township, asking that the back taxes assessed by the board be not extended against them by the county clerk. There were sixty petitioners and the amount of property involved Is valued at over $475,000. The board of re-viow went back for live years in its findings, and the petitioners say they have paid their' just taxes every year. l'rogldent'8 Western Trip. • Washington, Oct. 2.— All members of the president's cabinet will accompany him on his western trip, It will be the first time that every member ot Mio cabinet has quit the capital with the president and In this respast the ^presentation of the administration •<111 be complete. To Extend MUslon Work. Richmond, Ind., Oct. 2.— The Indiana yearly meeting of Friends voted In favor of establishing a central bureau of all the American yearly rneet-> ings to extend the mission work Into the Islands recently acquired by the United States. To rurctmse Silver Bullion. Washington, Oct. 2.— Secretary Gage has asked the attorney general for a legal opinion regarding the authority of the secretary of the treasury to purchase silver bullion for the purpose of increasing the volume of sldiary coin. ..... »* J<»w»» 2.—TI>e Jjosteter by firs placed «* »30,QvO,

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