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OWN CITIZENSIDENTIFIED Wra I
QF THE GREAT CA
G. K. POLLOCK.
L. O. MILLER.
J0I1N D. POTTS.
A. S. BUFORD.
W. E. DIBRELL.
B. S. HUME.
JAMES r>. PATTOX.
.1. T. MELOXEY.
JOHN S. HARWOOD.
O. A. HAWK1NS.
',. iIAi?t fi. QJIA^iiEit.
H. P>. ER'HEI.BEttilER.
JOit-N B. PCRCELL.
L. Z. MORRI*
CARNIVAI. WEEK .
HERE AT LAST
After Months of Preparation the Gala
HISTORY OF THE MOVEPvlENT
How tho Street Pair Idca Met "With
Hearty Appruval and What It
Means to the Local Busi
C Carnival Week is here!
* The grcat Richmond Carnival will be for
' mally opened to-morrow mornirg, and the
* greatest celebration of the kind that the
I South has ever seen will be in full blast.
* imposing inaugural ceremonies have been
'. arranged for and.the programme will be
i* carried out.
[ AVlth the clang of bclls, the seteam of
L whistles and the booming of tlie car.non,
|- aii joining in one grand caoius and salute,
" will welcome the week of gaiety and ir.er
f riment. The gites of oid .Richmond will
L be thrown wide to welcome within her
!? walls the thousands of visitors who will
i- come from other Commonwealths than the
r Old Dominlon; pay tributa to tlie progress,
C industry and enterprise of the Queen City
L of the South.
j- THE RICHMOND CARNIVAL.
I For months the great celebration, has
l been under consideration. AV'ith the sug
L gestlon that a grand Carnival and Free
[? Street Fair would prove of benuSl to Rich
r mond, came the ready response. Promises
I" were made on all sides by Richmond's
r progressive and wide-awake busir.ess men
''. of hearty co-operation.
?? An expressod' themselves as favorable
* to the plan and ready to put their shonld
l e:s to the wheel. No one wanted to hind
. er; all wanted to aid.
To make the proposed celebration one
" grand and memorable stieeess was the
' aviiwod detc-rrnination of -all.
C The representaiive and the combiivd busi
;. iu-ss inten-.-us of Richnmnri. mainifaettning
j- jobbing and retail, joined he.Vrtily in the
r They fell in line. They worked. They
C took not only a generai, but a persanal in
;? terest in t'ne plan. Their sole aim, their
* common oli.j.ci seemed to he to mtike the
* "Richmond Carnival and Fiee Street Fair
C of 100?'t a thing of bcauty and joy forever.
C Suecess. and suoress alone* was the end
? tt> be achleved.
Ilow well they have succeeded can be
* The inauguration of the Street-Fair idea.
:. Its popularity, its beeoming a part of the
r busimss life of European euiintries, the
f" beneficial results and its part in the com
'm mercial cxistence of those eities and towns
I wr.erc adopted as a custom, were malters
>? carefully considered and passed upon by
j* the leading merchants of the Capital of
i" the Old Dominion.
C They also knew of the Street-Fair's in
L troduction into the business life of various
r towns or this country and the resuli3
? AVhen all was considered the Street-Fair
L proposition was recognized. as a good thing,
?- nnd the idca met with favor. Yet. while
'? those interested were favorabiy disposed
f to the Street-Fair and personally advocat
C ed its introduction in this section- an or
C ganized body, one of recognized sUmdlng
\- in the commereial and financlal worlil. was
j" needed to be tiie recognized head of the
f Richmond Carnival and Free Street-Fair.
C This head, this patron. was found in the
I- Richmond Chamber of Commerco.
!? The movement was then a "go." Plans
j" were formulatcd and ja campaign was
'. mapped out. The Richmond Carnival Asso
\" ciation was organized and ineorpor'ated. A
j" charter was granted the Richmond Car
C nival A.=scciation by the Comrnomvealth
L of A'irginia.
[? By-laws were adopted and the subscrip
f tion books were opened. The stoek was
i" rapidly subscribed and many firms who
L were. because~ of their organization or
l ru'es of government. unaljle to subscrihe
\- for the stock of the newly-organlzed Rich
I mond Carnival Associatinn. mai'ft liberal
f contributions to it. The stiocess of the
C movement was assured from the first.
L WORKERS, ALL OF THEM.
f* Those gentlemen who" were elected to
[ official positions, or appointed on one or
L other of the various committees, were re
C cognized as workers. Money and time were
!* given freely and without complaint by
I* them. Personal aims and individual con
? sideratlons were lost or fargotten in the
L one grand aim?Richmond's good.
U As the time for the holding of the
f grand Carnival drew nearer, eaeh succes
j* sive dav saw a great amount of work
L accompllshed and the work apprcaching
L perfection. The heed, however, ,of a direct
h ing hand was experienced, and the'services
(* orxir. George D. Bensop, of Laporte. Ind.,
r an "old hand at rhe business," was se
S- Mr. Benson had spent many ycars m
this work, and was'the head of many suc- -i
ccssfully-conducted Street-Fairs in verious ]
towns of the United States. Mr. Bensou 1
was made the Director-Gencral of the Car- .!
nival, and bas done much to rnake the ^
Richmond ce'lc-bration the unparalleled suc- "j
cess which it will prove. His ideaS and j
suggestions have, in many instances, prov- J
ed most valuable, and the able men who .j
compose the Board of Dlrectors and var- ?;
ious committees at once recognized the j
advantage of having an able director- j
WHAT IT MEANS.
But, as to the result! . '
What the Carnival means to Richmond *
in no small matter. .
Richmond wiir bc benefited by the Car- .
nival and Free Street-Fair, either directly ?
or lndirectly.-'in a hundred and one ways. '
What Richmond needs, as does every town. '
is edvertising. She could have found ho .
morc- eft'ective means than through a Car- ?
nival of such proportions as the Carnival j
and Freo Street-Fair, the inaugural cere- '
monies of which will be held to-morrow.
Her glories, her advaiitages and her cn- .
terprise have been heralded broadcast. ?
Thousands have h'eard of her and her '
grand celebration, and thousands will at- '
tond. ? ? ' . >
Those same thousands will spend money <
with Richmond merchants and find their j
markets here. Through them thousands '
of otbers will learn to find in Richmond a ,
market for the sale and purehase of mer- .
ehandise that has heretofore gone else- ?
The retail merchants will not be the
only ones to protit, but the manufacturer
and jobber as well.
More money will be put into clrculation
bc-re. and, with it, all will protit. Rich
mnnd's success is assured.'and permanence
and benefit is a fact.
Patriotic Colors Dispiayed in Honor
of the Carnival.
"Color in life," suggests one artist, "life
in color?liveiy color," another.
"Both are liere," soliloquizes the visitor,
as lanuing at Fcurth and Brcad Str^ets
in ;i niazt of Carnival preparation, he
looUs .ib!>.'t iiinr and tukes note ol" his
?T.oiii are here," he roptats; "aye, and
And he spe.iks with a sense of deep con
viction. for 'tis truv. Co'.or and life, lile
,ai,d color, inM.>p?rab!y b':end=-d, eombinrd
witii ;ui undi-renrreut of business and hur
rv. is manifest at every turn.
'Ljoklni: up Broad Street from Xintb
Street tiie eye is Iost in a labyrinth of
heterogeneous forms. All i* bustle and ex
cit.ment. and at first there is only a con
glomcraied iuass, enlivened by the figures
burryiiig a-ound. But two things are evi
dent at a glance?life anJn color.
Gradually, however, the objects detach
themselves i'rom the mass.and command
attention. Now it - is a booth of extraor
dlnary beauty or hideousness; now a fiag
fantastieally situated, and again a curious
blendins of eolors
RED, WHITE AXD BLUE.
And at this point you wish to iclentify
yourself with the mass, become one of the
many. You start up the avenue and are at
once struck with the enthusiastic display
of patrlotism manifested in the red, white
and blue bunting. and the pleasure of the
city in presenting an attraction. As the
fostive season draws near the street has
donned a gala attire and stands robed fit
tingly for the entertainment of the visit
ors" 5he expects. She breathes hospitality
to one and all, and ihvites them to par
take of the pleasures which'will be hers.
And right merrily will they answer the
appeal, and during the r'eign of Rex rinin
dame considerations will"be cast to the
winds and pleasure will run riot with in
The decoration of the buildings is not
so profuse as it'would be were there no
booths. Who will look over an attractive
booth at a mere building. and wby deeorata
both? But this argument has not earried
weight with the majority of merchants.
rnd neaily every store has some sort of
decoration. From the ehintz fiag to the
silken, with gorgeous bunting streamers.
?some with one. some the other, some with
both, and others neither.
SEAT OF BILLIANCY.
JProcteding on your w^y, you reach
the seat' of brilUancy at abcut Fburth
Street. Along here is ths result of reii
effort, and you leave the spot with reluc
tance. But you are out to see the sights.
and the sights you will see. and there b'
a continuation. Passing Tfclrd Street the
scene is still very attractive, but wheri yo;!
reach Second you stop for a moment's
On the right hand side of the street go
ing up, suspended vertically is* a very large
fiag?and such a fiag! If this is a forecast
of what lies beyond, you had better turn
back and wend your way homeward. That
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SOL. L. BLOOMBERG.
P. A. S. BR1XE.
'' _? C. O. SAVILLE.
4-K-H-H' ?!? ?I"I-?H^^^H~H''I"I,,I"r,M"I'
" P H-^-? ?' ?"
?The Bveiits toXaue I'tace 011 Thurstla;
,' Prominent among the events of Car- ^
inivalWeek will be the Deep Run HmR]
*Club races, which take place Thtirsdaj.
[ if ternoon.
. The following is the programme:
' ' Fanriers* Half-Mile Flat Race-For h?rs
! j owned.-by farmers and terants ovei
whise land 'the Club ridcs. Not to bo
riedeu by memters of any Hunt Club or
professional riders. Catch weights. All
entries subject to a. commlttee of farmers
appointed by the .Race Comndttee.
First, saddle, value, $12; second, bridle,
vaitie, $5; tliird. bridle. value, $3.
Hacks and Hunters' Half-Mile Flat Race
?For hacks and hunters owned by mem
bers of any recognized Hunt Club. By
subscrfption of $5 each, the Club to add
sufficient to make the purse $100, of
which $25 to second, gentlemen riders,
, minimum weight. 140 pounds.
1 Beep Run-Hunt Club?"Challenge Cup"?
[ Steeplechase, about two and a ha'if miles,
, open only to horses owned by resident
? members of the Beep Run Hunt Club, on
' or before March 1, 1000. By subscriptiou
\ of $10 each, the club' to add sufficient to
'. make the purse $150. Challenge Cup and
? 3110 to first, 525 to second. and $lo to third,
' gentlemen riders. ?minimum .weight, half
| breds, 150 pounds; thoroughbreds, 160
' Five furlongs, flat race?for two-year
j olds and upwards, open to all horses, by
', suhseription of $10 each, the club to add
? sufficient to make the purse $125, of which
' $25 to second.
' FIFTH RACE.
'. Heavy-weight, steepiechase?About two
? and a half miles. open only to horses fol
? lowing the Deep Run hounds, by sub
' seriptlon of $5 each, the club to add suffi
'. cient to make the purse $100, of which $25
. to second, minimum weight, 1S5 pounds.
? gentlemen riders.
' Half-mile, flat race?For ponies not over
! fourteen and a half hands. owned and
> rklden by members of the Deep Run Hunt
' Club. or anembecs of their families. Cateh
' weights, purse, $25.
! This meeting will be held under the
? sanction and rules of the National Steeple
' chase and Hunt Association.
\ Tne committee shall have the right to
. bar any rider or refusc- any entry
. Four boiia fide starters in all races.
? three of them to be the property of dif
' ferent owners. If the ste.wards of the
! meating are convineed that any starter
? is not a bona fide starter, the horsa and
? rider will be suspended.
? Overweight will be allowed in all races.
? Any horse sehooling over the regular
C Steeplechase course after the flags are
I- up, will be disciualified.
h First race.will be' eal'.ed at 2:30 P. M.
L Entries elose Tuesday. May 15, 1S00, at
Ithose who made
[ carnival a go
List of the Officers and the Com
? The following is a list of the officers and
L members of the various committec-s oi t.to
U IJiehmond Carnival Association: -
L Alex. H. Meyer, President.
[? Jo'nn S. Harwooil, Vice-President
?* O. Herbert Funsten, Treasurer.
? H. D. Eichelberger, Secretary.
C Directors?A. L. Adamson, Otway S. Al
j- len, P. A. S. Brine. J. Stewart Bryan, E.
i- 11. Clowes. C. O'B. Cowardin, W. S. Copc
I* land, II. C. Epps. M.irx Cunst, O. A. 11aw
r kins, J. L. Hill, H..C. Jonis, Kobert Leeky,
C Jr H. Lee Lorraine. L. O. Miller, Morgan
r> R. Miiis, A. J. Marcuse, L,. Z. Morns,
?* Joiin-^Jiirphv, W. C. Xoland. James D.
'? Pattou, G. 1'ercv Hawes, B. Stewart Hume,
? G. K. Poilock, Mann S. Quarles, John D.
!? Potts, C. Walton Saunders, Sam Stern.
b \Vm. L. Hiil.'Heury Lee Valentine, Berke
f ley Williams. H. L. Wilson, J. X. Boyd
f arul Jud. B. Wood.
C Chairmen of Committees: Finance?J. D.
b Patton: Advertising? II. B. Eichelberger;
b Tobacco ExSiioil?William E. Dibbrell;
j\ Pure Food?W. B. West; Press?Georgo W.
C-Minter;; AmusemenU?John D. I*otts;
C Eooths?W. C. Noland; Mfiitary?Col. G.
b Percv Hawes; Decorations?L. O. Mi'lcr;
j* Exhfbits-O. A. Hawkins; Floral Commit
C tee?B. Stewart-Hume; Insurance?Robert
*' Lecfcv, Jr.; Manufaeturers' Exhibit?A. J.
5- Marcuse; Music?C. O'B. Cowardin: Privi
(. leges-Morgan R. Mills; Programme-J. E.
r Hill; Police- and Lights-Marx Gunst: Pre
? rr.iums?H. Lee "Lorraine: Parades? H. <-'.
? Jones; Ordinances?G. K. Poilock; Rail
|- roads?J. Stewart Bryan.
V On Finance?J. D. I'atton, Chairman;
i Alex. H. Meyer, Col. Jno. S. Harwood, O.
i. 11. Funsten, H. D. Eichelberger, Dr. Jud.
b B. Wood, Col. Jno. Murphy, Mann S.
L On. Advertising?H. D. Eichelberger,
b Chairman; Clydo' W. Saunders. G- G.
f* V>":->rsham, A. R. Holderby, Jr., JOhn Stam
7 On Amusements?Jno. D. Potts, Chair
? man; Jake Wells, T. G. Leath, Geo. C.
?I- Guvernator, A. H. Meyer.
f* On Booths?W- C. Noland, Chairman; F.
7 SItterding, L. Bettlebach, T. N. Hundley,
J. (Continued on Tenth Page.)
FLORAL PARADE f
A GRAND D1SPLAY |
A Feature of Carnival Week Impa- J
tiently Awaited. *
FLOWER DECKED VEHICLES
Magnilicciit Court of Hoitor in Front .j.
o? the Jcfferson?Jutlfrcs to Dc- V
cide tbe Most lieauttful T
Someof Eutrics. 2.
Of all the events of Carnival week noth- j,
lng has been so much looked forward to 1
and talked about as the magnineent floral ??
parade, to take place- on the third day of t
the Carnival. . , 4
Many have siipposed the 3oral Carnivai Jt.
to bc a part of tiie Carnival parade. but .j.
this is not the case. This magnineent pa- ?*
geant will be a triumphal procession unto 7
itself. the like of whkh has never been seen T
ln Richmond?a moving eolumn oe fashion J,
and fiowers along Frank'.in Street. roped ^
in west of Fifth Street At 5 o'elock?the ?}?
nower-decked vehicles will move from \
Fifth and Grace Street?, to Franklin, up ,
Franklin to the college. Here the turn J.
will be made, the tarrlages doubling back, -j
so that there will be two lines of vehicles J
going in opposlte directions. From car- t
riage to earriage the battle of tha fiowers J
will be waged, and bright will. be..tbe air -j
with the vari-colored conf'etti. V i. j
COURT OF HOXOR. 3
Tn front of the Jefferson the Court . of ^
Honor will be erected. Tlie four pillars. j
arranged in a sciuare, will be entwined in -j
ropes of cedar with pemlant fiowers, that j
wili extend in areh.es from po'.e to pole. 'j
Reaching from the Jefferson portico to Mr. J
F. H. Mayo's residenee wl'.l be stretched J
the cedar ropes to form a sort of canopy. j
On the portico the judges will stand and |
review the parade. Those who had the ]
affair in charge are to be congratulatecl .j
in securing such efflclent judges. They -,
will be all well-kmwn artists?Miss Adsle ',
Williams, Mr. E. A*. Valentine and Mr. T. j
Ashby W'eller, the last named an amitcur ^
artist of great ability. .j
TI'lE REVIEW. ? j
After passing in review before the j
judges the procession will go dowu Franlt- J
Iin to Fifth, to Grace. down Grace to the -
Governor's Mansi^n, wliere the judgf.-i will j
present the fertunat" ones with. little tlags. "
that will announce thc [<riy.es tiiey have .
The gre.Uest enthnsiaMn prvvails atnorig ?
the parti. ipants, and al! yesterday and *
Friday deeorating pa.-t:*-? have bec-n huslly j
engaged in the dainty v.orK. and already .;
the erstwhfle ?omb:v vehioles !_>ok as .;
though t'nev had been touched by a fairy ?j
The pageant will be hr.uled by the mem- 1
bers of t-u- Deep Kitn Htint <?hib. se.itpd on J
sleeds, gaily cj.parisop.ed wTfh garlands of ?>
red and white Mowers, Ih^ eolors of the *
club; then will foilow tlie St mewii; Ja. k- j
son Band. Governor and Mrs. Tjier, Mav-ir .
Taylor and his wlfe. t-.-ich in exqaisiteiy -
decorated vehicles. Fo'dowing these wll! *
be Mr, Stewart R. Hume. the chairman "
or' the eommittee. His *trap wll! be a \
magnlriee.nt one. e:itir?!y cov?rr?d in pink ,
roses of two sh.ules. The re!n^, the whee'.s, ?
the hirr.rss wil! ail be covered with the '
samo flower. '
Tlie other vehicles will be plaeed with a \
view to harmonizing tiie eoiirs. ,
- Of all the cuiippages that wifl be in ?
line no two will be alike. From a'.l ac- '
counts ths -most artistic fancies have j
been beauMfuliy corrhd i.tit. and the fle- \
signs show individuaiity and orTginality. .
One of tiie most attraetive was de- ?
slgned by Miss YVi'iie AVithers. and dec- ?
orated by ?Jrs. Stephen Pntr.ey. Miss Jo- \
sephtne Puiney and Miss Wit'ners.
This wiil pivsent a flower-garden, fiiled ?
with the ilaintiest and t'reshest young '
fiowers from Richmond's g.irden of chii- |
? The fence all nround is .covered with .
fiowers arranged in pantMs Of ro^e? c..n ?
one side and popplea in the orhir, s'nariing ^
from'the pu-n^st white to th- d-?epe=t r<*ri. ]
The lnwer part of the float is hung with \
garlancts of fiowers. and in front wiil be .
arranged ' grace-ful palms. Betweeu 500 ?
and 600 fiowers have been uaed. . |
AMERICA'X BEAUTTES. ',
!Mr. Graham Hobson wiil drive tha Jef- ?
ferson tally-ho, which will be one mass '
of Ameriean Beauties. in every sense of \
the word. Mrs. Hobson will^chaperone .
the voung "ladie's, who ,-w'?Tj-':bev Misses .
Eliza'beth Oavenport. AHene Stokes; Con- ?
de 'Bridaes. Satlie Hobson, Sadie Sutton. \
Marguedte Warwick. MaTy Watts V^'oods. \
of Charlottesville, and Ka,terine Hiane, of .
AVashington. Mrs. George Warren and .
Mrs. Wirginius Hall will. ride in a.. trap ?
of purple clematis. 'Mis? .Helen Stevens ;
will be a fair Blower in an arbor of morn- ,
ing glories. Mrs. Lancaster WllHanqs ,
fcvUl be nnrivalled in an automoBlle cov- ?
iered 'ln natural Testoiit roses. .
. iMiss ->faxia Williams and Mr.^Ormond
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