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VOL. xxxv,
NUMBER 207
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'FIGHTING BOB ...' RESUME COMMAND OF ARMADA
500 PERISH
IN STORMS
UTTER DESTITUTION PREVAILS
IN TORNADO'S WAKE
LIBT OF INJURED TOTALS MORE
THAN A THOUSAND
Women and Children Hurt by Flying
Debris Lie Under Broiling Sun.
Hospital Facilities
Lacking
Sy Associated Press.
NKW ORLEANS, April 2S.—Probnbly
half a thousand lives loHt. a hundred or
more persona fatally Injured and many
times this number painfully hurt, with
'a property loss running up Into the mil
lions. Is the record so far of a tornado
that originated In the west two days
ago, sweeping Texas, Arkansas, Loui-
Bluna, Tennessee und Georgia.
It has left a path of death, desola
tion and want In Its wake, seriously In
terrupted all communication between
.Hies In the south and brought about
chaotic conditions In many smaller
towns.
Mississippi, alreudy a sufferer from
niore than one tornado this year, has
again borne the brunt of the winds and
rains. Estimates of the number of
those who lost thetr lives in that state
place the death list near 300, with over
1000 Injured.
In Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and
Georgia the death lists are also large,
with serious loss of life In Arkansas
and Tennessee. Authentic information
is in many instances lucking, owing to
the crippled facilities for communica
tion and the lack of time to form any
thing like an accurate estimate of the
damage done In many sections.
Martial Law Prevails
In half a dozen communities martial
law has been declared, ho terrible was
the destruction, and so helpless were
the stricken people left by the disaster.
Herlotfs disorders have occurred in
Borne places, including Amite, La.
Looting and other crimes have been
reported, but these instances have on
the whole been rare.
Soveral places have Issued appeals for
aid, and in Mississippi Governor Noel
has been asked to provide tents for the
homeless.
The tornadoes lasted, In all, a period
of nearly two days. It was Thursday
» n'^ht that damagu by tornadoes truv-
cling oa.stward was first reported from
points 'n Texas.
Thlb was followed during the next
twenty-four hours by similar reports
from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
and Tennessee. Last night Alabama
came within the flight of the storm and
today reports of serious damage In
Georgia are recorded.
Sufferert In Dire Want
I'tter misery of every sort was found
today at Purvis, Miss., by relief par
ties. Despite the fuct that of the 2500
Inhabitants which this little town
bonsted yesterday morning there were
only 900 today, still there were not suf
llcicnt accommodations In the wrecked
village for even the wounded. Negro
mammies and little black children lay
wounded and helpless under the broil
ing southern sun.
Some had broken bones, some wero
partly crushed and others hnd been
wounded by sticks and splinters. These
unfortunates were lucky If they had a
blanket or a snow white couch to rest
upon. ■ t ■ '■,■ ■' '.?•.-
There was not enough shelter in the
town to protect them from the sun,
«nd many of the walls which remained
standing had no roofs, and by a queer
freak of the tornado many of the trees
•which had not been uprooted had been
snatched off a few feet above the
ground.
The grove of pines was multilated In
a manner so that It appeared as if a
gigantic scythe had swept through the
grove about twenty-live foet above the
ground.
The. greater part; of Purvis' 1 popula
tion today were refugees In Hattlesburg
and Lumberton, Miss., about 150 oe.
them being badly Injured. Of those
who remained In town many appeared
distracted and , they told remarkable
stories |of the number of their fellow
townspeople who had been killed.
Many Funerals Held
Many hurried funerals were held to
day and < a count of > the visible deud
revealed . only : thirty-four, about half
of them - negroes. Many. negroes were
reported killed In the vicinity of Purvis.
The manner In which the tornado
acted at this village puzzled those who
witnessed it. Instead of entering- the
town at one side and passing out at the
other the storm whirled and seesawed
about. Once 'or • twice, judging from
the'lay of .the debris today, the wind
veered so much as nearly, to double on
its trail. The result was terrible for
the inhabitants, many of whom were
caught - and either injured or killed
after they had apparently escaped.
The usual freaks were played by the
■wind. Twenty-seven prisoners were in
the little ; town Jail. The :■ roof was
lifted off,' but 'so ■ terror stricken were
they that • not one ' gained his freedom.
None of the prisoners were seriously
injured. •
The wreckage which : remained .on
the site of a lumber mill near, town
consisted largely of splinters from the
size of toothpicks up to small sticks.
The total■'. money loss at Purvis was
estimated, today at $200,000. .These fig
ures were obtained from dozens of bus
iness men, each of whom calculated his
individual, loss.; ,'•_.?,., .
The state tonight Is furnishing- tents,
the -neighboring towns ■ are ■• sending
supplies and martial' law affords prac
tical safety from looting. it
The loss at Amite, La., was estimated
tonight as close to $(100,000. , . ':ji
In iWashington parish, Louisiana, the
loss *is ■ estimated at between $500,000
and $1,000,000. Washington parish is' In
the | logging i country and , much of the
.'.is;: there was In; timber. '• '
. Liot of Dead Incomplete ,
„n Incomplete list of the dead and
*<rlured in yesterday's storm, made up
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DRUGS MAY HAVE
KILLED THE DUKE
BOTTLES FOUND BY BODY OF
DE CHAULNES
CONFLICTED STORIES TOLD OF
HIS DEMISE
Duchess Leaves Paris Pending Com.
pletion of Funeral Arrangements.
Relatives Caring
for Her
By Associated Press.
PARIS, April 25.— Notwithstanding
the official report that the Due .de
Chaulnes died from natural causes, the
Paris newspapers print various ver
sions as to- the -manner and-place of
his sudden demise. ■ *_.■
- The I'elit Journal says the-duke" died
In a .small apartment In a house belong
ing to his sister, the Duchess d'Uzes, in
the Rue Vandycke. He retired Thurs
day night, according to the Petit Jour
nal, and, not appearing Friday morn
ing, a servant ■ entered the apartment
and found him dead In bod, his features
presenting a livid appearance, as If de
composition had set In. Beside the
body, says the account, Were bottles
containing cocaine, ether and morphine.
From . this the newspaper draws the
deduction ' that death was due to an
overdose of drugs affecting a naturally
weak heart. • ■
The body of the duke was conveyed
at daylight this morning from the hotel
to the Church of St. Philip. It was
accompanied only by an undertaker
and his attendants and the Due de
Luynea, a cousin of the Due de Ohaul
nes and the official head of the de
Chaulnes household.
The cure of the church received the
coffin at the door. It was escorted to
the crypt and after a simple blessing
there, deposited. The body will remain
in St. Philips pending completion of
the arrangements for the funeral,'
These will be settled upon definitely
upon the arrival of the Duke and
Duchess d'Uzas. It Is practically
certain, however,. that the funeral and
interment will occur at the Chateau
de Aprlerle, the ancestral residence of
the Luynes outside of Paris. The
Duchess de la Kouchefocauld and the
Princess Galltzin, an aunt of the young
duke, remained last night with the
widowed duchess, who was Miss Theo
dora Khonts of New York. J Early this
afternoon the duchess went down to
the Chateau de Aprierle, accompanied
by the Due de Luynes. \
The reports that the Due de Chaulnes
hud died In his sister's apartments in
the Rue Vandycke may have arisen
from the desire of the management of
the Hotel Langham to make it appear
that the death of the duke had not oc
curred in that establishment. .- ;
FISHERMAN CLINGS FOR LIFE
ON A TREACHEROUS REEF
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25.—For
nearly an hour, just at daylight this
moi ning, Carl Creago, a crag fisher
man, clung to the reef at Lands End.
near the Cliff house, after his little
gasoline launch had been dashed to
pieces on the treacherous reef.
The crew of the Golden Gate life sav
ing station noticed the serious plight
of the lone fisherman and started to
his rescue.
He gained sufficient strength, how
ever, to climb on a rock, where he sank
exhausted.
He was taken off by the life savers
and given restoratives and brought to
the station.
COURT MAY ENJOIN LABOR
UNIONS FROM BOYCOTT
By Associated Presl.
HELENA, Mont., April 25.—United
States Judge Hunt today made an or
•der against certain typographical un
ions of Helena, Livingston, Butte and
Anaconda, the Montana Federation of
Labor and the Anaconda Clerks' union,
to show cause on Saturday next in this
city why an order should not be Issue I
rostaining them from interfering with
the business of the Butterirk Publish
ing company of New York, which
charged that the defendants have In
jun il its trade by threatening to boy- j
cott merchants who handle Its j
products.
Damages in the sum of $10,000 are
also asked for.
KING MANUEL SAFELY
APPEARS IN PUBLIC
Young Ruler of Portugal Attends Me.
morlal Service for His Late
Father —Populace Re
spectful
By Associated Presa.
LISBON, April 25.—A solemn re
quiem mass for the repose of the souls
of King Carlos of Portugal and his
son, the crown prince, who were assas
sinated last February on the streets
of this city, was celebrated today.
It was the first time King Manuel
has appeared In public since the trag
edy. The attitude of the people on the
streets to the king and his mother was
respectful.
TWO BANKS IN KENTUCKY
ARE FORCED TO SUSPEND
I?y Associated Press.
£ OUENSBORG, Ky.. April 26.—The
Owensboro Savings Bank and Trust
company has applied i for the appoint
ment of a receiver. The bank is cap
italized at $20,000 and has deposits of
over $1,000,000. Of this amount, $500,000
Is held by depositors residing In six
states and six foreign countries. The
Davies Count;.' Bank and Trust com
pany, which suspended cash payments
yesterday, is capitalized at $500,000 and
has about $600,000 in deposits.
Fire Consumes Town
By Associated Presm.
SPOKANE, April 25.—Fire this
morning caused a loss of $75,000 at
Black Bear, a small mining town In
North Idaho. The fire started In a
saloon, and nearly all the business
houses and many residences were
burned. Two of the best houses In
the town were blown up with dyna
mite to stop the flames.
SUMMARY OF THE NEWS
FORECAST
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Fair, warmer Sunday; light west
wind. Maximum temperature yes
terday, 79 degrees; minimum, 52
degrees. •
LOCAL
■ Former secret service agent held by
police. Said to have shot at patrolman.
: Thousands of Los Angeles residents
visit beach . towns to, bid farewell to
warships. . -' ■ ►
' All but twelve sailors succeed in
boarding: their ships.
i Johnson and" Flynn may fight before
I Jeffries club during an afternoon.
j Young man Is sentenced to chain
gang for wearing naval uniform.
San Diego Judge shows importance
of primary election.
EASTERN ■ ,
Five hundred, persons dead as result
ot storms ' that have swept over five
southern- states; sufferers are in dire
want. ■<■ •' - ■. ■„
Senate wrangles over naval appropri
ation. V
Sundry appropriation bill reported to
the house; carries large sum.
Pupils in Chicago school flee from
imaginary bomb.
Anti-race track bill in New York was
defeated by fraud, according to current
rumor.
Overcoat incident at West Point leads
to resignation of young army officer. ;
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■, COAST ; v ; y
> Admiral Evans telegraphs Admiral
Thomas that he will resume command
of Atlantic fleet at Monterey on April
30 and lead the armada into San Fran
cisco, v - ' '
■■ Probable. that jury in Ruef case will
not be selected until the latter, part of
next week. .' . ' , ■
' Tong war * breaks out again in San
Francisco, one oriental killed, two
wounded by gun fighters.
Stockton supervisors let contract for
object lesson road. ■ • •-
Santa Barbara extends an enthusias
tic welcome to the fleet.
• FOREIGN
Reported in Paris that the Due de
Chaulnes died of an overdose of drugs;
funeral arrangements not completed.
I Mine. i Anna , Gould and Prince de
| Sagan conceal intentions even from I
' intimate friends. - ,
England , has remarkable weather,
snow having fallen every day last week
'in London. -';',"'
SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 26, 1008.
AMERICAN LINER
SINKS CRUISER
BIG STEAMER DESTROYS BRIT
ISH VESSEL
COLLIDE IN SNOWSTORM OFF
ISLE OF WIGHT
Several Members of the Crew of the
. Disabled Warship Are Lost
and One Officer Is
Missing
By Associated Press.
SOUTHAMPTON, April 25.—The
American line steamship St. Paul, whlc
left Southampton on her regular voy
age bound for New York '.•■.nfternoon,
I in a dense snowstorm rummi.i and t>?
stroyed the ilrltish second class cruiser
Gladiator off the Isle of Wight.
The first reports stated that from
twenty to thirty of the Gladiator's crew
had been drowned, but later intelli
gence reduces the number of casualties.
The exact extent of the disaster, how
ever, cannot be accurately known until
tomorrow.
No one on the St. Paul was killed or
injured, but the bodies of Steward
Wridgery, Cowdey and a' Maltese
steward, Debras, all attached to the
cruiser, have been brought ashore; one
officer, Lieut. William P. G. Graves,
who attempted to swim to land, is miss- I
ing and eight injured have been taken
to the military hospital at Golden Hill
for treatment.
PUPILS, IN PANIC, FLEE
FROM IMAGINARY BOMB
Report That Black Hand Society Was
About to Blow Up School
Causes Wild Ex.
citement
By Associated Prcsß,
CHICAGO, April 25.—Twelve hun
dred pupils of the Edward Jenner pub
lic school fled panic stricken to the I
streets yesterday when v report spread '
through the building that three mem
bers of the "black hand" society had
placed a nitroglycerine bomb in the
basement which was timed to go off |
at 2 o'clock.
Although twelve teachers In the
twenty-five rooms made every effort to
form fire drill lines and to quiet the
frantic children, they ruahed pell mell
down the three flights of stairs, tramp
ling over one another In their frenzy
to get out of the school house. Several
of the smaller children narrowly es
caped serious injury in the rush for the
doors.
Parents who hurried to the school
house to rescue their children from the
building added to the confusion. It
was only through the efforts of the
I teachers and the bravery of Engineer
Frank Smith and Janitor Leonard
Moore, who stood at the main en
trances of the building picking up those
who were knocked down in the rush for
exits, that no one was injured fatally
in the panic.
For four hours after the building had
been cleared of the boys and girls
frightened parents crowded the streets
around the structure awaiting for news
concerning the explosion and threaten
ing vengeance on the Black hand so
ciety. Not until a squad of police ar
rived in response to a call from Prin
j cipal Frederick J. Lane was the crowd
! dispersed.
SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
MAKES RULING ON COFFEE
By Associated Prenn.
WASHINGTON, April 25.—After a
thorough investigation of the restric
tions necessary to be placed on the cof
fees put on the market and sold under
( Ik• name of "Mocha," the board of
food and drug inspection, with the ap
proval of Secretary of Agriculture Wil
son, has decided that the term
"Mocha" should bo restricted to coffee
grown in that part of Arabia to the
north and cast of Hongeidah, known as
Yemen. Yemen Is the coffee district
of Arabia.
SNOW FALLS DAILY IN
LONDON; BREAKS RECORD
Remarkable Weather Amazes Resi.
dents of Metropolis—Newmarket
Races Postponed Because
of Storms
By Associated Press.
LONDON, April 25.—The most re
markable weather for this season ex
perienced in the United Kingdom for
several decades has prevailed this
week.
Snow has fallen in London every day
since Monday and once it was two
inches deep on Hampstead. There
have been heavy snowfalls at Bath
and Bournemouth.
The Newmarket races have been post
poned because of the snow.
WEST POINT ROW LEADS
OFFICER TO LEAVE SERVICE
Lieutenant Ayres, Who Figured in
'Overcoat Incident" at Military
Academy, Resigns from
the Army
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, April 25.—Army or
ders announce the resignation of Sec
ond Lieutenant H. Fairfax Ayres ,of
the Seventh cavalry, son of Lieut. Col.
Charle G. Ayres of the Fourteenth
cavalry, retired.
Lieutenant Ayres 1 resignation has
been accepted by the president, to take
effect Alay 14, next. No reason for the
young man's act in resigning is given
in the formal orders announcing the
fact, nor do the officers on duty at the
war department make any explana
tion of It, except to say that some
months ago an affirmative reply had
been given by the department to an
inquiry addressed to it on behalf of
young Ayres asking whether he would
be permitted to resign after he had
received a commission.
Lieutenant Ayres was a cadet at
West Point last spring when the "Eas
ter overcoat incident" occurred, on
which occasion several of the cadets
leased their heavy coats to girls to pro
tect them from the weather. This was
contrary to orders, and met with the
disapproval of the commandant of
cadets, Colonel Howie.
Miss Ayres, as sister of Lieutenant
Ayres, was among the girls visiting the
academy at the time. Her mother took
up the matter and a controversy
■prang up, the final effect of which was
] the issuance of an order from the war
' department forbidding Mrs. Ayres ad
mission to the West Point military
reservation. Thereupon Colonel Ayres,
father of Cadet Ayres, espoused the
I cause of his wife and in an interview
was alleged to have criticised army
methods employed In dealing with the
trouble between Mrs. Ayres and the
West Point authorities. He declined
to answer whether he had made cer
tain statements in that Interview upon
the demand of the war department,
and was ordered before a retiring
board and retired on account of disa
bility, incident to the service, July 24,
i last.
ANTI-RACE TRACK BILL
DEFEATED BY FRAUD
State Senator Cassidy of New York
Confirms Report That Telegram
Was Altered in Trans.
mission
By Associated Press.
ELMIRA, N. V., April 25.—An an
nouncement made here that the vote of
Senator Cassidy against the race track
bill whs due to a telegram from Con
gressman Fassett at Washington,
which had been tampered with, has
caused a sensation.
Congressman Fassett is here to at
tend tomorrow's congressional conven
tion, and said that the story was true.
On that day the race track bills came
up in the senate. Congressmen Fassett
and Dwi.ifht united in a telegram to
Senator Cassidy, which it is said when
filed Urged him to stand by the gov
ernor. The telegram when it reached
Cassidy read "not to stand."
An Investigation was started, and it
is said it was found the telegram had
been changed in Washington. Mr.
Fassett said ho had a letter from the
manager of the telegraph office in that
city admitting the forgery and stating
the operator bad been discharged.
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BID FAREWELL TO
ATLANTIC FLEET
THOUSANDS GATHER AT SANTA
MONICA
WARSHIPS MANEUVER IN THE
HARBOR
Beautiful Spectacle Draws Cheers
from Vast Throng Which Assem
bles in Beach City to Say
'■'■„ -■•; *,' Good.by to Vessels
By Associated Press.
SANTA MONICA, April 25.—Sailing
away into a summer haze that hung
over the bay of Santa Monica the stx
teeu- ibalUcsi'ii at tin '. in!!-,- fleet
stemmed slowly past Point lJuma short
ly after 9 o'clock this morning with a
hundred thousand people assembled
along the shores to extend them a re
luctant farewell.
No spectacle so superb has ever been
witnessed off the coast of Southern
California unless it was the arrival of
the same ships a week ago today, and
it will be long before the patriotic en
thusiasm of the great multitude sub
sides to forgetfulness of the Impres
sions made today.
Cheers did not suffice to express their
emotion, the waving of flags and the
booming of guns seemed inadequate,
but the groups of tired people that
stood for hours patiently awaiting the
coming of the ships and the tears that
filled eyes straining seaward as one
by one they faded from view were
I evidences of the welcome that the fleet
has known and of the regret that at
tended its leaving.
Multitude Awaits Ships
Never before has such a multitude
gathered along the shores of Santa
Monica bay, and rarely if ever have so
many people submitted to discomfort
and Inconvenience to witness a spec
tacle however thrilling and unusual.
Since noon yesterday every available
oar of the Los Angeles-Pacific sy3tem
was operated without interruption, and
for eighteen hours a stream of peo
ple poured into Venice, Ocean Park
and Santa Monica, the three beach
cities that commanded a view of the
theater where 'the warships would
make their last appearance. Days ago
the quest for accommodations for last
night had been abandoned as hopeless
and with every resource exhausted,
with hotels and lodging houses and pri
vate residences crowded far ] beyond
their normal capacity, men, women and
children slept last night on the beach
or in the canyons just outside Santa
Monica.
Others passed the night on the floors
of offices in the city hall, and hun
dreds who had gathered at Venice
whlled away the hour before daylight
by dancing ,to music furnished by a
band that • furnished a , concert last
night. As a final test many of the
sleepless but eager sightseers, finding
that the restaurants were unable to
provide breakfast for half the people
who waited in lines before their doors,
cheerfully sacrificed the meal for early
choice of a view somewhere along the
shore.
Seek Points of Vantage
Before daylight the crowds were
abroad, seeking points of vantage along
the high bluffs at Santa Monica, lining
the walk extending along the water's
edge before the three beach cities and
taking ther way to the summit of
the sharp ridges back of the towns.
As daylight broke the waiters on the
shore were able to make out the four
ships of the third division, the Maine
lying farthest off shore and the others
close to the end of the pier.
As the sun rose the haze of early
morning cleared away from the shore,
but hung in an impenetrable veil across
the mouth of the bay, hiding point Yin-
I cent, where the warships would first
he seen, and Point Dume, beyond which
they would vanish.
j As if to clear the stage for the stir
ring spectacle soon to be presented the
four battleships in the harbor weighed
anchor and steamed away In the direc
tion of Redondo, where the fourth di
vision lay and where the sixteen bat
tleships would again unite for de
parture.
The third division got under way at
6:20 o'clock and the movement was the
signal for a gathering such as the
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31 CENTS
EVANS WILL
LEAD FLEET
ADMIRAL TO RESUME COM
MAND AT MONTEREY
CHANNEL CITY'S GREETING IS
ENTHUSIASTIC
Sailboat Run Down by Launch, Offi.
cers from Warships Hasten
to the Rescue —Fog
Delays Fleet
fty AssnrlntPd Press.
SANTA BARBARA, April 25.—Rear
Admiral Thomas, at present command-
Ing the Atlantic; battleship fleet, re
ceived a telegram tonight from Rear
Admiral Robley D. Evans, at Paso Ro
bles Hot Springs, saying that the latter
would return to the fleet and again
hoist hia flag on the Connecticut as
commander in chief when the ships
reach Monterey on Thursday evening,
April 30.
Admiral Evans, who is about to re
sume the. command of the fleet which
he has piloted around the southern ex
tremity of South America from Hamp
ton Roads, is now at Paso Roblea Hot
Springs, where he is taking- treatment
for rheumatic gout.
The admiral's condition, which had
been steadily growing worse on the
trip around South America, became so
bad after the fleet reached Magdalena
bay that the admiral left Magdalena
on March 30 and was brought to San
Diego aboard his flagship, the Connec
ticut, and from there was transferred
to a special car, which carried him to
Paso Robles Hot Springs, where he
arrived on April 2. Since that time the
admiral's condition has been slowly but
surely improving, and the latest re
ports from the springs are to the effect
that Admiral Evans has been taking
frequent automobile rides, and Is now
able to walk with the aid of a cane.
In view of the fact that to Admiral
ESvana belongs the credit for taking the
warships on the most famous cruise
ever undertaken by vessels of a modern
navy, it has always been the intention,
to have the admiral return to his ship.*,
for a few days, so as to tack them into
San Francisco harbor, and to command
them at the time of the review at that
place by the secretary of the navy on
May 8.
On April 30, whpn Admiral Evans
again resumes command, he will have
been away from his tieet for just one
month. He will be in command of tho
armada for little more than a week, :••<
h" will retire from tn.e. navy immodl
puiely after the naval parade on the
I Bth of May.
HEAVY FOG DELAYS FLEET
ON JOURNEY NORTH
Special to The Hprald.
SANTA BARBARA, April 25.—Santa
Barbara has surrendered to the At
lantic fleet. The men of the American
navy, now in this port, own the town,
and on every hand is extended to the
guests most cordial greetings.
Santa Barbara's greeting to the men
of the big armada has been spontane
ous and cordial in the extreme. Every
body is vielng with his neighbor to
outdo the other in felicitations for the
Jolly tars and the officers
The fleet dropped anchor at 4:30, half
an hour behind the schedule. The fleet
encountered a heavy fog at 9 o'clocjc
this morning and proceeded slowly un
til 1:30 o'clock, when the fog lifted off
Ventura. It was necessary to keep tho
fog whistles blowing constantly and to
tow spars astern during the morning.
As Santa Barbara was sighted the
fleet maintained a speed of only eight
knots. For a portion of the voyage
from Santa Monica, whenever the fog
lifted, the ships' log showed the full
standard speed of 11% knots.
All the men of the fleet received their
pay aboard ships today before arriving
in Santa Barbara.
What a naval pageantry it was when
the fleet hove in sight sailing In two
divisions, eight ships abreast, like a
column of soldiers. Santa Barbara Is
the first port where the ships have
entered their destination In division
formation, and that feature alone was
worth going many miles to see. Grace
fully tho big ships slid along the placid
Santa Barbara channel. At this port
the ships have shown to better advan
tage than at any place so far along the
western coast, and It is probable that
at no port, with possibly the naval re
view In San Francisco bay, will tho
fleet bo able to maneuver as was done
today as Rear Admiral Thomas swung
his ships in line and each division
came to its anchorage simultaneously,
like a squad of well-dressed soldiers.
Announce Arrival
The arrival of the ships was an
nounced by a long blast from a siren
near the ocean front. From that time
on the feverish excitement of the peo
ple knew no bounds. "With deafening
shrills from ten sirens, 100 honking:
automobiles, 1000 American flags with
as many gentle caresses from the
ocean breezes waving signs of greeting
and 10,000 loyal Americans lining the
broad walk of Esplanade del Mar for
two miles along Santa Barbara's pub
lic promenade on Old Ocean's edge.
Beautiful Picture
Imagine for a moment the quaint
city of Santa Barbara, with its mission
architecture, its vineclad homes and
its wealth of redolent blossoms, all
nestling so admirably set by nature,
just as the jeweler would set a precious
stone, in the vale between foothills ly
ing on the west, north and eastern
sections, and with the wide expanse of
ocean at its very feet, and at this time
that ocean dotted with sixteen of tho
ships of the Atlantic fleet, the back
ground for which are three majestic
Islands, standing aa monitors and de
fenders for the ships that shall seek v,
haven here.
Early in the afternoon every avail
able pleasure craft In the harbor and
numerous craft from San Pedro, the
Steamship Cabrlllo with a capacity of
nearly 1000 passengers, and other large
passenger boats were busy taking care
of the crowds that wanted to go down
to sea to tho sooner be at hand to
extend greeting and to get a close/
(CuDtlnued on Page Five)

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