AMERICA'S GREAT ADMIRAL. It has been a great ten days for Admiral Ad-miral Dewey and the American people. i From the time the Olympia was sighted off Sandy Hook at 5:25 on the morning of Sept. 26, until Thursday, when . his admiral's flag with its four stars the same flag Farragut flew at Mobile Bay was lowered from the vessel which carried him through the battle of Manila, Man-ila, he has been the recipient of one continued, heartfelt ovation: '"Guns thundered deafenin-jr'salutes, men cheered themselves hoarse, -"women ! threw flower!--and .children sang songs of welcp-me. Bands blared and the tread ; i of marching feet have' been heard as j ! dar followed day, as lines of men in ! .blue paraded in his honor. It will be ; Vnany a day ere the people of the United States see these scenes duplicated. dupli-cated. As usual, the newspaper men were among the first to greet him and at the j hands of Dewey they were given a cor- j ; dial reception. He was glad to see ' th?m and glad to be home again. The ! first day inside the Hook was not a j very eventful one as compared with ' those- which followed. On Thursday. Sept. 28, however, matters began to get lively until on Friday, the occasion of , the great naval parade the enthusiasm j was fairly at its height. "Miles upon j miles of shipping moved up from Cas- j tie William, with its great guns boom- I j ing salutes, past the tomb of General Grant, where all the ships fired in honor : of the Great Commander who sleeps at Riverside. It was undoubtedly one of the greatest displays of the sort in the history of the republic. The land parade on the day succeeding succeed-ing was not as large as have been wit- ! nessed in days gone by, but the crowds which assembled were by far the , largest ever gatheredl to do a man ! homage. Millions of people flocked to ! "VfW Vnrlr fn coo ttio fnromnct hoi-qI ' j hero of the world. j On Tuesday the. nation fittingly and officially recognized his service by pre-j pre-j senting him at the hands of President i McKinley and Secretary Long with a i-sword of honor, voted by congress. In I front of the capitol, where Lincoln, ! Grant and other great men have assumed as-sumed the duties of Chief Magistrate, j Dewey was honored. I On Thursday last he hauled down his j flag from the Olympia, He is going to Vermont, his home for a brief rest. Up : among the hills where the oaks, the maples and the beeches, touched with ' the frosts of autumn now spread out to ; him a panorama of crimson, russet and gold he will enjoy a vacation among ! his old friends for a brief season. This ended, he will resume his labors cn the Philippine commission, where his advice ad-vice will no doubt be of great service in solving the problems which confront the nation in its dealings with the islanders. is-landers. It is doubtful if, except on state occasions, oc-casions, he will fly his four-starred flag, j again. For him the battle is ended and j no more will he stand on the pilot house j and direct the movements of the fleet i in warfare. He has earned his rest and the people are glad to see him hom again. TTis nami now stands sraven on the I tablet with Nelson and Perry, Farragut and Porter, and other great naval heroes of the world.