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VOLUME LXXVIL— NO. 129.
REVELRY NOW HAS FULL SWAY.
Her Majesty, Queen of the Fiesta, Attends
the Races, Accompanied by a Daz
GRAND EVENING FETE.
Wonders of the Pageant of the
Pacific Viewed by
*oy now reigns supreme.
k"he Abode of Angels and Adjacent
Cities Unite in a Magnificent
LOS ANGELES, Cat... April 17.—
The Queen went to the races to
day, and all her loyal subjects
did just as they pleased. Vary
many of them pleased to go to the
face-;, much because she and her ladies in
Waiting and maids of honor and their
El of the Gentlemen's Riding Club and
he Spanish riders went there. The Queen's
tuaids of honor drove out over the city this
inorning on their own account, attended
by tne Gentlemen's Riding Club, present-
Ing a dashing appearance.
The State and Press associations, which
tre-.n to Echo Mountain yesterday, did not
return until late this afternoon. The
majority of the members of Baa Francisco's
fclaif-million Club, many of whom were
tntertained the night before at the Jona
than Club, attended the reception this
ifternoon at the Chamber of Commerce
held by the State Press Association, but
the great mass, the throng, lived in the
Streets, as they have done all the week,
trowding the sidewalks and hotels, enjoy
ing the bustle and quips and merry-mak
ing, content in the anticipation of the great
As the Queen and her gallant retinne
flrove and rode through the streets a little
liter noon on their way to the races, and
Igain on the return, the loyalty of the
|>eople was made apparent in constant
Cheers and greetings. The Queen was
fcccompanied in her royal carriage by her
ladies in waiting, and her maids of honor
.rode In carriages of state, all properly
dressed in the royal colors. In advance
; |ode the buglers, announcing with the
;. tam-tam the Queen's coming. Following
.. rode the Gentlemen's Club escorting the
carriages of the Queen, while the Spanish
riders, with their picturesque costumes
Ind prancing horses, attended the maids
ifrect was as inspiring as any festi- ,'
vai Queen might desire. Special prepara
:iad been made at the racetrack for
the Queen. A throne had been built over
looking the grand stand— a very proper
throne, designed in old Egypt, with a
spreading canopy of scarlet stretched
above it, through which the sunlight ril
tered to lend new color to her gracious
Majesty s dark beauty or the pure white of
her beautiful court.
The staircase leading to the throne was
rarpeted also in scarlet, and all about it
■*' tropical plants lent their artistic effect and
me. The Queen, surrounded by her
.'maids in pure white, with their white
parasols and their graceful wide-brimmed
and flower-bedecked hats, wore a new and
Etill wonderful gown —an indescribable
gown — robe, perhaps, is the word for
a queen. It was of pale lilac satin, under
a cloud of Brussels net, spangled and em
broidered with pearls. A violet velvet
bodice was treated in the same mysterious
manner, the yoke being made entirely of
blossoming violets, that were as especially
:ing as dresses can only he to a
queen. Long lilac gloves and a big and
beautiful hat, from which the flowers of
her native land nodded in their happy
pride, completed the costume. But this
does not describe, this only indicates it.
As the gracious queen of the Angels' festi
val her Majesty showed every interest and
pleasure in the races, encouraging the
horsemen in their best efforts, while the
maids of honor clapped their hands and
waved their white parasols to every win
The return to tho city was made a little
before sunset, when the deepening shadows
discovered the arc lamps burning in the
t-treets. To-night revelry grew bold, for
revelry after all has to be educated like
everything else, and each hour of the reign
Of the great Queen brings additional joys.
She learns new tricks anefdrops the old
that hampers her. She has learned to
blow this strange tin whistle by instinct,
but the cap and bells, it seems, and the tin
horn and that easy abandon under the
mask without which revelry is ill at ease
and cannot thrive, that must be acquired.
But these southern subjects of the fiesta
Queen are quick to learn her merry ways.
For revelry rose to her full height to-night,
put off her high-heeled boots and let slip
her strings in a bunch.
VIEWED BY TORCHLIGHT.
Glories of the Tageant of the Pacific
Magnified by Grand and Varied
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 17.— Great
is the beauty of the night of the grand
illumination. "With the darkness the lamps
were lit. On both tides of Spring and Main
streets for a mile, extending from the junc
tion of these two streets and for some
blocks beyond down to First street,
where Central Park, several blocks to the
right, is located, are swinging Chinese
lanterns by lines stretched from the tele
graph poles, and ten feet from the ground
and but a few feet apart. Across the road
way for all this distance, but considerably
higher, are strung electric light wires at
the intervals of the trolley poles, and upon
these, a few feet apart, "are swung incan
descent lamps in the alternate colors of the
vine, the orange and the olive.
These are sparkling over the heads of the
throng like a canopy of -tars, while the
lines of mellow light formed by the Chinese
lanterns stretch away bo far as to almost
come together in the distance.
The.se form the groundwork from which
the long procession of arclamps stand out
The San Francisco Call.
in their emphatic white, and the hotels
and business houses blaze with special
designs in colors, that sometimes vary
from the prevailing hue only to add greatly
i to the effect.
Here and there these stretch across the
roadway, and again, notably the light
company's building on Broadway, is
framed and outlined in light, with a con
stantly changing design.
The streets are not by any means as
light as day, but one can recognize his
friend in the blaze of light half a block
distant. The streets had been crowded all
day, but to-night they are thronged, and
there is little choice in the middle of the
i road. Everything known that makes a
noise has found a champion, who is blow
ing or pounding it.
Merchants have strung strincs of bells
from their awnings as an invitation to
every passerby who is without his own in
It is the night of the great illumination
pageant also and it is for this that the peo
, pie are out The pageant of the Pacific is
! to be marshalled again through the Queen's
, domains, this time under the strange magic
:of lamplight. There are to be many new
A number of new floats have been
brought from the surrounding cities, in
their own particular glory to glorify the
i queen. An army of people have been at
work all day at Athletic Park, where all
the immense paraphernalia of the parade
been prepared. Specially prepared
• torches were arranged with immense re
i flectors that the details of construction
! might be brought out under them.
It is now something after 8 o'clock.
] The Queen is again in her place— her
throne in the park. Her people crowd the
tribunes. The procession has been formed
and stands ready at the entrance of the
park awaiting the signal. It has just been
; given and, with the thunder of cannon
and the blare of trumpets, the procession
is swinging into the wide mall.
It was to circle the entire park before
reaching the throne of the Queen with her
court, her guests and her most favored
j people. The advance of the musio-may be
heard and the progress of the line traced
through the trees by the torch-bearers.
! With the order to march the sky is lighted
I with rockets and Roman candles that leap
into it from every corner of the square.
They have turned into the court of honor
and are approaching the throne, the band
playing "Long Live the Queen."
Director-General Meyberg, with his army
of aids, is in the lead with his escort of the
Queen's gendarmes. The director-general
' salutes the Queen and the cavalcade moves
i nn. Now comes the float that give this
■ the fitcing name of the pageant of the Pa
! cine. It is led as so many discoverers were
I led by the '"gilded man." Hooked men
walk on each side bearing the torches that
1 light up the float and bring out their
features with perfect distinctness and lend
them if not an added at least a new beauty.
As the floats pass the Queen's throne
new lights are thrown upon them. They
come in their regular order with the white
i hooded horses and men presenting a weird
; appearance under the dimmed light, while
! the floats themselves are brought out dis
tinctly by the torches of toe attendants.
| There is the birth of the Inca, the gilded
| throne of Atahualpa in captivity, the
! cell of gold offered to Pizarro for
the release of the great Inca,
the brilliant court of Montezuma, the
| bloody Aztec sacrifice, the castled walls of
Mexico under siege, the cliff-dwellers, the
Zum Indians at Coronado, and the home
of the Colorado River Indians, the found
ing of the Spanish missions, the old
j Spanish home life, the throne of Kame
hameha, the grand Aleutian and his icy
; homo, Robinsoe Crusoe, and the two scenes
from California mining history.
Now comes the first of the new floats
representing neighboring cities. It is
Fresno, and the applause runs far
in advance of its approach. It is
Fresno's steamboat, a most clever
; conception and complete bit of execution.
: It is a steamboat with a double deck and
! tall chimneys throwing smoke, her big
sidewheels revolving in water which she
carries for the purpose, her walking-beam
; moving busily up and down, electric lights
| fore and aft and the. colored lights of the
: cabin showing like a miniature ferry at
: night. She is loaded with a variety of
fruit and is properly manned. The Fresno
is a great boat and a worthy representative
of a great town.
They are all coming into line. San
Pedro is next, and so proud of her harbor
that she, too, has a moving representative,
a ship remarkable in its accurate detail.
> Two wagons follow with birdseye views of
the town and of the harbor. There is also
a hand-made locomotive labeled the "Los
| Angeles, San Pedro and Salt Lake Rail
Now comes Orange County with an im
mense orange, surrounded by orange trees.
i On the float are a number of seats, occu
pied by as many ladies and labeled for the
towns of Anaheim, Santa Ana, Fullerton
and Orange. The float is excellent in de
sign and execution. On the top of the
orange sit the high priesteas of the county.
Long Beach comes now with an im
mense shell imbedded in the sand and half
open. Within sits half a dozen little water
nymphs, who have taken shelter there.
Redlands comes with another giant
orange, upon the top of which is placed an
immense golden crown. All of these
floats are properly and effectively trimmed
with palms and flowers. The Redlands
float is burning red fire, as indeed are
many of the others that have gone. Some
of them are firing rockets and Roman
Kedondo beach comes with 'another big
ship on wheels. The beautiful white float
of the Chamber of Commerce with its ex
ample of Greek architecture and California
fruit, attended with four white-robed
torch-bearers, comes next. It provokes
even more enthusiasm than during the day
The float of the Grand Army is just be
hind it with an immense star of the army's
badge, and stacks of arms and drapery of
Hags and shields and the names of Grant
and Sherman, Hooker, Thomas, Logan
and Sickels and their great battles. The
float is manned by soldiers and sailors and
is applauded all down the line.
Here is Pomona, with a float laden with
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 18, 1895.
immense vegetables and burning red fire.
The representation is exceedingly credit
Mount Lowe and its wonderful incline
railroad is coming and attracting all the
attention that it did yesterday. It is a
very clever thing, designed and executed
by Superintendent J. S. Mills of the road.
Here come the Caballeros, those sixty
Spaniards sitting on those dancing horses
as though they belonged there. The fire
works are bursting in an uninterrupted
stream in the air all round them ; the boom
cannon, the red fire and its stifling
smoke and the cheering crowds on
the tribunes have set the horses
crazy, and they are rearing, plunging
against and kicking at each other, but the
men manage to keep them moving forward
Withal, and as for the rest, a restless mass,
they rather seem to enjoy it.
One of them let fall his handkerchief
i just as he came opposite the Queen and,
I stooping from his saddle, picked it up and
was rewarded with a volley of handclap
ping from the maids of honor and a
smile and a nod from the Queen, while the
populace opposite cheered lustily.
The butchers, a perfect regiment of
them, dressed in white, are coming behind
the float of the Master Plumbers' Assoeia
i tion. They have stopped to give the queen
i three cheers, while at the same time the
i rocket has thrown a million stars in the
| sky just above the throne. Red fire is
j lighting the entire horizon, for the head of
THE FRESNO FLOAT AS IT APPEARED DURING THE STREET PARADE IN LOS ANGELES LAST NIGHT.
This picture is the second attempt at delineating a scene three hundred miles away by photo-telegraph. The picture xvat sketched by a
"Call " artist in Los Angeles and reproduced by an artist in the office of the "Call."
the procession has gotten well round into
Spring street, and that has been the signal
to let loose the last reservations of the
night and fireworks are overtopping the
houses in that direction, as well as behind
in the park.
The approach of the line is evidently
being anticipated by rockets in the mer-,
chant district and being answered back by'
the line itself. Here comes the head of the
eignth division, with its music and masks,
on foot, on horse and on the wheel. The
Turn Verein, dressed as clowns, are per
forming on the horizontal bars while their
The cyclers are dressed in infinite va
riety, one having his wheel rigged up aa a
boat, another as an immense wasp.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club has a
barg»- upon whicli half a dozen men in
white, representing so many States, have
stopped before the Queen and are perform
ing a clever act for her entertainment.
They bow and drive on.
Now comes the long line of advertising
floats, all so well constructed and designed
as to be scarcely less interesting than the
Before the end is reached the people in
the park anticipate it, and crowd into the
mall to get a glimpse of the Queen as she
is escorted to her carriage and driven away.
The procesuion moving out of the park
traversed nearly the same route as had
been followed by the day parade, and at
every foot of the way found a throng of
people to crowd upon and cheer it.
The maskers were not out in great num
bers, but they, it is said, reserve themselves
especially for the grand masquerade of
Saturday. The illumination was continued
until nearly midnight, and the throng,
though materially thinned out, of course,
is still represented abroad and its tin horn
and its tum-tutn and, most of all, its sur
prising little whistle.
To-morrow is children's day, which is to
be inaugurated by a grand parade of the
little ones from the public schools. In this
connection has arisen the only bit of friction
developed so far. There was an offer to
introduce a banner or float or something
of the little red schoolhouse. Ther? was
some objection made to it and the commit
tee decided to bar it out.
In the evening papers to-night a card is
published signed by several councils of the
A. P. A. calling upon citizens to forbid
their children from taking part in the
affair of to-morrow. What the effect will
be upon what was expected to l>e one of
the most beautiful demonstrations of the
fiesta cannot be said, but whatever it may
be the feeling engendered is very unfortu
nate at this time.
GOING TO THE FIESTA.
National GuardHincn, >*aval Reserves
and Kcftiilarg Will Join in
SAN DIEGO, Cal., April 17.— A special
train will leave at 8 o'clock to-morrow
morning with Companies A and B, Na
tional Guard, and Company A, Naval Re
serve, to attend the fiesta. Fifty-five men
will represent Company A, forty-five Com
pany B, and seventy the Naval Reserve.
Colonel E. B. Spileman, commanding
the Ninth Regiment, N. G. C, will also be
a passenger, with his staff, as well as
Major T. M. K. Smith, U. S. A., Captain
F. de L. Carrington, U. S. A., and Captain
W. R. Maize, U. S. A., who will partici
pate as judges of the military competitive
drill. Major H. Bweeney, U. S. A., will
accompany the other officers.
SANTA ROSA'S CARNIVAL
Floats of Great Beauty That
Will Appear in the
Roses and Blossoms to Be Liberally
Mingled Among the Blue
SANTA ROSA, Cat-., April 17.— At a
meeting of the general committee of the
Rose Carnival pluns of some of the floats
were submitted and adopted.
The creation and design of the cars will
idealize the poetic phrase by which Califor
nia is known the world over, as "the land
of sunshine, fruit and (lowers." This senti
ment will be expressed by four floats-
California, sunshine, fruit and flowers.
The California float will represent the fe
male figure, "California," seated in her
royal barge, surrounded by her attendants,
typical of the leading cities, of which Santa
Rosa will be the guiding spirit at the helm.
The prevailing color will be blue and gold,
the State's colors, and California poppies
will constitute the floral decoration.
The float "Sunshine" will be represented
by the goddess of the sun, standing upon a
monster orb from which radiate the golden
shafts of sunshine thut make our glorious
days and mature our various fruits. The
prevailing color will be white and gold.
The float "Fruit" is represented by her
goddess, standing under a canooy of silk
and fruit blossoms, surrounded by the
products of the vineyards and orchards.
The prevailing color will be pink, yellow
and light green.
The float "Flowers" will be the richest
in design, and the artist will lavish all his
art in making it the crowning piece of his
Conceptions. Queen Flora is seated on a
beautiful and daintily designed throne, in
cream, pink and gold, entl.roned with the
choicest of blossoms, beneath a gracefully
designed bower, surrounded by her royal
attendants. The main arch is classic in
design. The predominating colors will be
blue, with rich gold moldings. The ar
rangement of the flowers will be simple
and strictly on classic Jines. The whole,
though pimple in design, will be rich in
the blending of prevailing colors to retain
the embodiment of simplicity.
The carnival committees meet again on
Monday evening and will consider the
work of elaborating the street display.
Reports from different parts of the Htate
indicate that the town will be thronged
with visitors from a distance. The people
here feel that the eyes of California are
upon them, and that they must make the
carnival a success. This feeling arouses
A meeting of the committee of enter
tainment was held this evening and the
price of admission to the band concert was
considered. A scale of popular prices was
agreed upon. A special committee was
appointed to arrange a programme for the
The result of the contest for Queen of
the Roses to-day was as follows:
I—Miss1 — Miss Spottswood, 748.
2 — Miss Donovan, 687.
3— Miss Matthews, 632.
4— Miss Bishop, 263.
s— Miss Solojnon, 260.
6— Miss Den man, 255.
XEW SI'EAMSIIJF ZIXE.
More Vessels to Tly Jirttreen Portland
and the Orient.
PORTLAND, Ob., April 17.— Samuels,
Samuels & Co. of Yokohama, who recently
entered into a contract with the Oregon
Railway and Navigation Company for the
establishment of a steamship line between
Portland and the Orient, to-day cabled
Freight Agent Campbell that they had
chartered the British steamer Chittagong
as the lirst vessel of the new line. The
Chittagong is now at Hongkong and will
sail from that port for this city about May
15. She will make stops at Kobe and Yo
SANTA BARBARA'S GREAT WELCOME
kohama and will reach Portland about the
Ist of June.
JiItUOKS JfO ISTERFERESCE.
Surveyor-General Arnold Refuses to Re
move a Republican Employe.
PORTLAND, Or., April 18.— Some time
ago Napoleon Davis, secretary of the Dem
ocratic State Central Committee, wrote to
J. C. Arnold, Surveyor-General of this
State, asking him to dismiss F. H. Srigham,
his chief clerk, who is a Republican. Mr.
Arnold in his reply says:
"Any assistance offered from any source
whatever within the boundaries of the
State, so far as it pertains to the selection
of my clerical force, will be firmly de
clined. My chief clerk will retain his posi
tion to the end of my incumbency of the
office of Surveyor-General, provided he con
tinues to render honest and efficient ser
Joins the Board of Underwriters.
PORTLAND, Or., April 17.— At a meet
ing of the Board of Underwriters this after
noon the Phoenix came into the union,
which makes the local union intact. It
was expected that the local union would
go to pieces, owing to the demoralization
of insurance business in San Francisco.
End of the. Overlap Land Case.
PORTLAND. Or., April 17.— Argument
in the overlap land grant qpse of the
United States Government against the
Southern Pacific Company, involving
-200,000 acres of land, was concluded in the
United States Circuit Court this afternoon,
and Judge Gilbert took the case under ad
Committed to an Asylum.
PORTLAND, Or., April 17.— Rev. J. C.
S. Read, who was acquitte-I yesterday of
the attempted robbery of the East Port
land First National Bank on the ground of
insanity, was to-day ordered committed to
the insane asylum.
LOS ANGELES MYSTERY.
Disappearance of a Pretty
Diligent Search Fails to Locate Her,
and Her Relatives Fear
SANTA ANA, Cal., April 17.— Word was
received here to-day that Miss Mary Cowan,
an attractive young schoolteacher in Los
Angeles, mysteriously left her home early
yesterday morning, since which time her
whereabouts have been unknown to par
ents or friends. It was thought that per
haps she might has come to this city to
visit friends, as she formerly lived here
and taught school at Tustin, but diligent
inquiry to-night fails to locate her, and her
parents and friends fear the worst. Her
home is at 824 West Tenth street, Los An
SIGHTED A WRECK.
A Derelict, Supposed to He the Bering
Sea, Seen Off Cape Flattery.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., April 17.—
A report, reached here from Noah Bay that
two Indian sailing vessels arrived there
and reported having sighted thirty-five
miles west of Cape Flattery the upturned
keel of an unknown vessel of about fifty
tons. The derelict is supposed to be the
schooner Bering Sea of Tacoma, owned by
John Strand and E. E. Johnson. The ves
sel was on her maiden voyage to the banks
The schooner Dart, reported in last
night's dispatches from Vancouver as go
ing ashore at Carnianah Point, slipped her
anchor at Ozetta Rocks, where she was at
anchor while her Indian crew were visiting
their families at Quillayate, drifted thirty
nve miles and foundered on Vancouver Isl
Stockton Republicans Nominate.
STOCKTON, Cal., April 17.— The Re
publican City Convention to-night nomi
nated the following ticket to be voted at
the city election May 21:
For Mayor, W. It. Johnson ; City Clerk,
C. A. Campbell; Assessor, Colonel Lehe;
Treasurer, W. M. Denig ; Superintendent
of Streets, C. 8. Eichelberger; Surveyor,
George Athcrtou; (Jounciiaaeu— L. it
Special Events Precede the Feature of Features,
the Floral Parade and Battle
Lang, William Lonigan, Dr. Frank Bur
ton, C. E. Doan.J. R. Koch; School Di
rectors—H. C. Holman and M. E. Gough.
The Democratic nominations will be
made to-morrow night.
SVI CIV E AT STO CKTOy.
Dennis McVickem. an Old and Respected
Citizen, Hangs Himself.
STOCKTON, Gal., April 17.— Dennis
McVickers, a well-known and respected
resident of Stockton, committed suicide
this afternoon by hanging himself to a
rafter in the basement of his house. The
old man was 73 years of age and had been
a resident of Stockton since 1868, coming
here from Tuolumne County, where he was
engaged in mining.
During the last few years, particularly
since the death of his wife two years ago,
Mr. McVickers has been sick, and his ill
ness had affected his brain to the extent
that he has often asserted that he did not
care to live longer. The inquest will be
held in the morning.
WRECKED NEAR SAN DIEGO.
One Freight Train Crashes
Into the Rear End of
Narrow Escapes From Death— News
of the Long-Overdue Norwe
gian Ship Fjeld.
BAN DIEGO, Cal., April 17.— The regu
lar freight leaving this city at 4:55 a. m., on
the Southern California Railway, smashed
into the rear end of a special freight at the
Rose Canyon siding this morning. The
engineer did not see the cars lying in his
path until too late. He jumped and the
lireman followed him, just in time to es
cape death. The engine was turned over
upon its back and live or six cars were
knocked off the track. Beyond a few
bruises the engineer and fireman escaped
unharmed, and the wreck was cleared by
FATE OF THE FJELD.
The Long Orerdue Scltooner Tfiought to
Have Been Burned at Sea.
PAN DIEGO, Cal., April 17.— Shipping
men here are inclined to believe that the
ship reported as burning in latitude 10
south, longitude 113 west, is the Norwegian
ship Fjeld, bound for this port from Grims
by, and now out 103 days. She was, in
company with the Imtish ship Moresby,
off the Horn on January 19. and the
Moresby arrived at San Francisco March
30. The run up the west coast is generally
smooth and there should have been no
great difference in the time of the two
ships. There is no other vessel bound for
this coast with coal, so far as known, that
could have been in the latitude where the
derelict was found.
The Commodore Jerry Coming.
SAN DIEGO, Ual., April 17.— The rev
enue cutter Commodore Perry is due to ar
rive this week from New York via Callao
and Acapulco. She will coal here and pro
ceed to San Francisco, and probably later
to the Sound, where she will relieve the U.
MVUDEREi) AT BVItKE.
The Mutilated Bod y o) 'a Miner Found in
the Mininy Camp.
SPOKANE, Wash., April 17.— A special
to the Spokanesman-Review from Burke,
This camp was startled to-day by the
discovery of the body of John Wells. The
affair is shrouded in mystery, there being
not the slightest clew to the murderers.
His head was crushed by an ax, and by
his side was found the blood-stained
weapon. Blankets were strapped upon
his back and his valise was near by, show
ing that when the murderers overtook him
he was leaving camp.
The murdered man had been a fireman
in the employ of the l'oorman mine for
four years. He was single, and about
28 years old. Two days ago he quit work
at the Poorrnan, and since then has been
gambling around saloons. There is no
evidence that he had any trouble with the
Miners' Union or any of its members.
PACIFIC COAST FIRE CHIEFS.
They Meet in Z,on Angeles and Elect Offi
cers for the Ensuing Year.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 17.— The
Pacific Coast Fire Chiefs' Association met
to-day and elected the following officers:
President, Walter Moore of Los Angeles;
executive committee— Chiefs Lawton of
Oakland, Goodman of Phoenix, R. S. Chap
man and Charles Towne of San Francisco
and Ackerman of British Columbia.
The choice of the place for the home of
the convention in IS9<3 was left with the
executive committee, with the understand
ing that it be held in Salt Lake if the na
tional association meets there, the com
mittee to report not later than January 1.
WASniXGTOX i UMIIER-MILI.S.
Report of the Total Amount of Lumber
Cut in a Single Hay.
TACOMA, Wash., April 17.— The West
Coast Lumberman of this city recently
n»ked all the lumber and shingle mills of
the State to report their cut for April 1, if
it was an average day's work. Replies
were received from a fair proportion, and,
basing an estimate on these, it is found
that the Washington mills have an ordi
nary daily capacity of 7,500,000 feet of lum
ber. 15,000,000 shingles and 1,500,000 laths.
The Tacoma mill made the largest cut,
it being 252.000 feet of lumber and 90,000
laths in twelve hours, employing 210 men.
The Port Blakely mills were a close sec
ond. There are 280 mills in the State, of
which about 250 are in operation.
"*~ Chet-rleit Shipped From, fa cur I lie.
VACAVILLE, Cal., April 17.— The first
thoroughly ripe cherries of the season to
be sent East left Vacaville to-day. There
was one ten-pound box from \Y. W. Smith
to Porter Brothers Company of Chicago,
and one from Robinson Bros, to the Earl
Fruit Company of Chicago. Several more
boxes will follow to-«iorrow.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
REIGN OF QUEEN FLORA.
Decorations Everywhere That
Bewilder the Charmed
JEALOUSIES ARE LAID ASIDE.
All Are United in Making the
Flower Carnival the Greatest
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., April 17.
To-day the town opened her arms
wide to welcome a host of visit
ors. They swarmed in from all
sides, and the hotels are now put
ting guests in '-cottages"— a rather elastic
term for rooms as near to the parent sup
ply as possible. From cottage it is a
natural subsidence to cot in passage, parlor
The main streets present a stirring ap
pearance to the many visitors arriving to
attend the battle ot flowers to-morrow.
Besides the more than ordinarily substan
tial arches along State street, there has
been much individual decoration on the
part of the various merchants. Vehicles
are at a premium, and even flowers of spe
cial varieties have been imported. The
Olympia, lying in the harbor, attracts
many visitors, who are courteously enter
Special events of the day were the rose
exhibition, a notable Spanish-American
wedding and the first grand promenade
concert by Roncovieri's Ban Francisco
band of forty pieces. To-morrow the Half
million Club is expected from Los Angeles
to witness the great floral procession, for
which already over 100 entries are recorded,
comprising in many cases groups of twenty
or more gayly costumed characters. There
will be substantial prizes for the l>est cav
alcade, the best novelty, the best group
of cyclists, the best children's miniature
equipage and a score of others. Old Santa
Barbarans say the parade will eclipse any
thing ever seen on this coast or anywhere.
Los Angeles' carnival was of a mixed
variety, and the residents of Santa Bar
bara pride themselves on the fact that they
are keeping to the original idea which they
conceived four years ago, and are giving a
purely natural show, in which every class
may join and which is based wholly upon
the natural wealth of Santa Barbara in
flowers. Henceforth for the pure flower
festival Santa Barbara will be ranked first.
No advertisements are tolerated, and to
morrow's show will be as nearly Arcadian
Considerable expectation is manifested
over the coming of the Half-Million Club
to-morrow. People are asking what the club
is. One intelligent man was heard asking
whether it was a club composed of people
each worth half a million dollars. Other
equally absurd constructions are placed
upon the titic. But people are beginning
to understand that it means an association
pledged to attract residents to California
and so increase business for everybody.
Gradually the utterances of the half-mil
lionites are permeating the people and the
club is likely to lind here a fertile soil for
its seeds of progress and California unity.
There has existed some antagonism in the
past between the northern and southern
portions of the State, and even lovely
Santa Barbara has pouted rather petulantly
over her shoulder at her elder sister, Los
Angeles, for stealing some of her thunder
in selecting this time and this copyrighted
floral festival. So the Half-Miifion Club
could hardly have chosen a better time to
spread its gospel of unity.
It is beginning to dawn upon the com
munity that there is no use in wasting
force in jealousies when the force could be
much better employed in increasing
business and making better times for the
whole State, so that the Half-million Club,
to judge from the way intelligent Santa
Barbara people speak, is likely soon to
become a great California institution and a
nucleus of a creater California one and
undivided in the future. It may have to
change its limited name to adapt itself to
these coming conditions, for Santa Bar
bara, at least, will want to participate in
its work and there are other counties to
hear from. As Cortez conquered Mexico
with a handful of soldiers, so these new
pioneers of progress are disarming
prejudice and discovering, indeed, all along
their route. Whether they will arrive to
morrow on time or not is a matter of
speculation, but it is certain that they will
come. Perhaps the full effect of their
work will be seen after they have gone, but
in the meantime it is curious to note the
interest with which their advent is re
In the evening the new pavilion waa
crowded with auditors of the lirst promen
ade concert by Roncovieri's band, consid
ered the best organization of its kind west
of Chicago. The fact waa appreciated by
this music-loving people. When the pa
vilion was jammed to the doors the ap
proaches from State street were thronged
with residents of every class listening to
Wagner, Olienbach and Verdi with de
monstrative delight. To most it was a
revelation. For to-morrow's concert the
rose exhibits will be removed, leaving a
seating capacity of 1500.
Among the prominent visitors expected
to-morrow are the members of the Cali
fornia Press Association. They are now at
Los Angeles, and their itinerary assigns
them to-morrow to Santa Barbara. So the
battle of flowers may be chronicled as it
deserves to be throughout the State.
FEOM WHAEF TO TRIBUNE,
Beautiful Decorations Along the Prin
cipal Street of the Flower
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., April 17.-
Driving up State street, from the wharf to
the tribunes above the pavilion, which
will form the course of to-morrow 'a parade,