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VOLUME LXXVn.-NO. 130.
SANTA BARBARA'S BATTLE OF BUDS
Flowers of All Hue and Variety Are Presented
in Gorgeous and Wondrous
COLOE AND MERRIMENT.
Such a Wealth of Beauty as
Only California Can
GROUPED IN DAINTY DESIGNS.
Climax of the Great Flora! Carnival
. In a Magnificent Bewildering
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., April
18.— Only California of all the
world could have produced such
a battle of flowers as took place
here to-day, it wa? the termina
tion of the annual floral festival of this
historic town and eclipsed anything ever
Been here. It was brilliant, gorgeous—
like a splendid fiesta of medieval Venice or
Florence, when the city of flowers laughed
through endless mirth and music. Such a
riot of color and merriment, such a suc
cession of happy faces, such wealth of
myriad flowers never before challenged
; criticism or extorted appreciation from
the veriest cynic. No shadow of lucre
rested upon it. It was Santa Barbara's
show of flowers, and represented just what
California can do as the Queen of the earth
ana the garden of the world.
As ihe day of days dawned for the great
£oral procession and blossom battle, anx
ious eyes were turned to the sky and ocean,
but nature had determined to co-operate
•with her children, the flowers, to crown |
Santa Barbara with honor, and the result
of her care was a perfect day. Never was j
there held a more entirely successful "fete.
Weeks and even months of preparation
found their climax in the bewilderingly
beautiful procession of to-day.
Flowers and designs and costumes and
vehicles and horses and mules- and groups
have had to be arranged for with painful
minuteness. All the previous entertain
ments of the fete were as straw in the bal- j
ance compared with this vast outpouring I
of the people of the town and visitors from ;
the north and south to testify to the in
terest awakened by the battle of roses.
Stereotyped processions there have been
before, comprehending all schemes and
catchy devices, but a festival purely of
flowers comes closest to the heart of the
child of nature and is understood and
lovyj by every one. No exhibitor went to
a 11- -ist's and ordered a set design so many
feet long and so many high at so much per
Every exhibitor put his or her native
ingenuity to work and devised something
in all innocent rivalry that would surpass
his or her neighbor. Patches of flowers
were carefully watered and watched, espe
cially beautiful varieties became objects of
covetousness, and the very children learned
to lisp the names of rare botanical speci
■inens and hold their fragile blossoms in
''high honor. The glory of the town was at
stake and the pride of California. So no
pains were spared and nothing neglected
to insure a success.
" The day opened with the usual crop of
prognostications of disappointments. The
Pacific Ocean was obscured by a light haze
and the croakers said there would be a high
wind or at least a fog. There was a report
that the Eteamer Rosa from San
Francisco was hopelessly belated and that
the midday train from Los Angeles, laden
with the California editors and hundreds i
of others, could not possibly arrive in time
for the crowds to witness the procession.
There were disquieting reports that entries
tad been squeezed out by mistake and that
the long line would be marred, but they
were all canards.
Their only effect was to heighten the .
anticipation and increase the pleasure of i
the reaction, when it did come. From an
.early hour the streets wer<» in a ferment.
The finishing touches were being put to the
Store decorations, many stores not hitherto \
rpentioned coming out in a surprisingly I
strong way. Among these were Kearney
Brothers, A. Garland & Son, The Model
Pharmacy, Women's Exchange, Willis <fe
Fuller. Santa Barbara Clothing Company
jand others too numerous to specify.
Wagons laden with freshly cut flowers
rattled briskly along and the Floral Asso
ciation committees, with Secretary Lord,
-were hard at work to the last minute ar
ranging for the issuance of tickets and
The town was alive with visitors. The
Half-million Club of San Francisco arrived
early. Some of the well-known members
ore: Mr. and Mrs. William P. Bunker,
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Dohrmann, Miss Dohr- j
mann, I. H. Hellmann. H. P. Sonntag, A. I
Sbarboro, Albert E. Castle, Charles Bund
pchu. Stewart Menzies, Hugh Craig, I). M.
Larman, George Volkman, J. F. Daven
port, E. E. Barlow, H. E. Adams, A. H.
Horer, G. A. Boes, D. K. Goddard, I. H. j
Applegate, J. J. Hewenson, 8. Ferguson,
Charles W. Wilson, G. F. Weeks, S. C.
Smith, S. N. Beal, A. P. Pillsbury, M. C.
Zumwalt, A. R. Briggs, H. Sherwood, Mr.
Bpencer, W. C. Bridge, J. F. Madden, H.
N. Barntow, B. R. Pomeroy, P. E. Bowles,
W. G. Henshaw, V. 11. Me'tcalf, Charles D.
Pierce, A. A. Moore, L. B. Woodruff, R. F.
Fletcher, James Horsburgh Jr., Mrs. and
Miss Stubbs, J. S. Stubbs, A. B. Lemnaon,
J. W. Oates, Colonel M. L. McDonald, Con
Shea, Mayor K. V. Woodward, J. W. Mor
gan, Emil Newman, Hon. William Beck
man. P. W. Pratt, R. J. Cohen. These
hailed from San Francisco, Stockton, Mer
ced, Bakerstield, Tulare, Fresno, Newcastle,
Napa. Oakland, Los Gatos, Menlo Park,
Santa Rosa, Auburn, Porterville and Sac
PAGEANT OF THE POSIES.
Passage of Flower-Bedecked Vehicles
Through the Arches Causes De
light to the Spectators.
SANTA BARBARA. Cal., April 18.-
Very soon the yellow ribbona of tiie mem
bers bearing the legend "United Cal
ifornia" were scattered all over the carnival
town. By 2 o'clock, the time set to start
the procession, everything was in readi
The San Francisco Call.
! ness. The sun shone brightly upon State
! street, lighting up such a gay|scene as has
seldom been witnessed. The sidewalks
j were crowded with expectant sightseers
| and the vanguard of the parade was gath
ering at the corner of Haley and State
The work of gathering the clans was no
light one. Great floats of elaborate con
struction came rolling stolidly down the
street, stopping everything. Then dainty
little cavaliers would ramble aimlessly
along, absorbed in their own grandeur and
finery. Rival exhibitors would meet, and
stand to discuss merits and prospects
until the aids to Grand Marshal Maguire
might have been excused for becoming
perfeetlv distracted. But they kept cool
and directed every one coolly and good
naturedly. Then Roncovieri's band ar
rived, and shortly after 2 o'clock the great
floral parade started. The route was
an entirely straight one up State street to
the tribunes, where it doubled back, and,
after a slight detour, made another and
THE FLOAT REPRESENTING MUSIC PASSING THE JUDGES' STAND AT THE SANTA BARBARA FLORAL FESTIVAL.
[This is the third successful attempt at delineating a scene wore than three hundred miles away by photc-trJegraph. The dravivg was made in Santa Barbara yesterday by J. Kahler, head of the "Call's" art department, and was
reproduced in the office of Vie " Call " last night.]
another march past the tribunes and
judges' stand. Looking up State street
toward the tribunes as the procession
marched to the stirring strains of martial
or slow waltz music the Bcene was highly
One could see arch after arch of various
colors and composition in a vast area,
spreading away into the far perspective.
The stores were all closed, business having
been thrown to the winds. The townfolk,
the countryfolk and the visitors stood
along the streets, laughing, criticizing, ap
plauding the mishaps of the contrary mules
or prancing horses, of entangled vehicles
or loosed decorations which only added
zest for new comment and enjoyment.
Babies were held on shoulders and even
the dogs were garlanded as the procession
went by that all might participate in the
prettiest festival of the earth.
Slowly arch after arch was passed amid
a rain of ejaculations of delight from the
crowded balconies and windows until at
last the entrance to the tribunes was
reached. The tribunes had been beseiged
at an early hour by holders of tickets and
late comers had a poor chance of a seat.
The judges were arranged along the lowest
tier of seats in the center of the grand
stand and as the head of the line entered
at once proceeded upon their difficult
The tribunes were crowded with the
gayest of the gay. Every one had brought
flowers made up into bunches to use as
ammunition in the forthcoming engage
ment. Big baskets and sacks of roses and
many other kinds had been provided and
every one wanted a front seat. The
smooth asphalt pavement between the
tribunes was perfectly swept and gave no
hint of the devastation that was to be.
First came the band forty pieces strong,
followed by a long double line of Olympia
marines drawing a floral model of the
great cruiser. The boys in bine received a
special ovation, the crowds of ladies and
gentlemen and children rising to their
feet and cheering as many bouqnets were
hurled at the bronzed cheeks expanded in
an amiable, self-satisfied grin. No one
enjoys a frolic ashore more than Jack, and
he fully appreciated the fact that his was
a place of honor. Then came the floats,
followed by decorated surreys, spring
wagons, farm wagons, phaetons, carts,
four-in-hands, six and eight in hands,
equestrians, children's vehicles, sulkies,
novelties, cavalcades and cyclists.
Then ensued the battle. As the vehicles
and equestrians, cyclists and marines ar
rived they were greeted with a trial of bou
quets. The specially popular received
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 19, 1895.
more of course and those who captured
the taste as cute or emart or who seemed
especially ridiculous were recipients of par
The air was tilled with flying blossoms.
The pavement was covered ankle-deep with
them. The horses' hoofs crushed the sweet
fragrance out of them, crushed to make a
Santa Barbara holiday, a proud death for a
flower to die.
Some times the pelted took heart of grace
I and pelted back, and the fun was fast and
I furious. The cries, true-rippled laughter,
; the swish of swiftly hurled bouquets, the
I trample of hoofs and the rolling of wheels
| made up a rare babel of sounds. All there
! were dazzled with a kaleidoscope of color
! and design. Here was a California triumph
at its height. Strangers from abroad who
', had witnessed fiestas "as nice and else
; where" acknowledged that they had never
i seen anything to equal it. And so the
] battle raged, and finally the shots became
! scattering and the prizes were awarded.
Then the people slowly wended their
way home, sated with delight for a year,
but promised to spread abroad their opin
ion of the festival, which will make Santa
Barbara famous wherever flowers are
loved. In the evening there was another
crowd at the second Roncovieri concert at
the pavilion. To-morrow will come the
big ball at the pavilion, for which the ad-
1 mission price is $10. The invitations are
very elaborate, a specimen one being orna
mented with hand-painted flowers and
bearing the quotations: "When you do
dance I wish you a wave of the sea" and
"Lulled in these flowers with dances and
In the morning visitors are expected to
rest and drive around the romantic town.
A great many people still go to the Olym
pia, and her station here is highly appre
ALL THE FLOATS IN LINE.
Among All the Wonders on Wheels Mont
Noticeable Is the Floral
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., April 18.—
There was no exhibit in the procession
which called forth such cheers a 9 the float
representing the Olympia, presented to
to the cruiser by Charles E. Tidball, the
designer and decorator, and hauled by 150
marines of her crew. All of the sailors
were in uniform, and in honor of the occa
sion wore garlands of roses. The cruiser
was on a raised platform of roses and waß
thirteen feet long and thirteen feet tall to
the tip of her masts. Here port holes
were worked with scarlet geraniums and
her smokestack of black pansies.
After the men had hauled the heavy
float a couple of turns they were relieved
from further duty and invited to seats on
the tribunes, where they were among the
most delighted observers, joining in hearty
cheers when their eyes were caught with
some exhibit more strange than the aver
An elaborate entry in the procession was
A. M. Ruiz' great float, which received
first recognition at the hands of the judges.
The body of this mammoth vehicle was
covered with pink roses, with occasionally
a panel of red roses and festoons of yellow
roses falling above. In the center was a
great conch shell, wrought in pink and
yellow roses, occupied by Miss L&cy
Ruiz, a beautiful brunette, very Bimply,
but exquisitely robed in white, adorned
with rosebuds and wearing a little golden
The Grecian canopy above was worked
in roses and smilax. The Queen's attend
ants were three wee boys clad in tight suits
of gilded armor, the Masters Teague,
Mower and Bartley, one of whom, seated
before the throne, appeared to be driving a
pair of white swans wrought in white
roses, while the remaining two were astride
another pair. Conspicuous features of the
float were the flower-covered dragons with
gilded heads. It was drawn by four milk
white horses harnessed with pink silk.
One of the features of the procession was
the beautiful float entered by J. W. Cooper
and A. B. Cameron, the latter being the
designer. The float was intended to repre
sent music and was drawn by three splen
did white horses harnessed abreast. In
the center was an immense lyre covered
with wisteria blossoms and with smiiax
twined around the strings.
Festoons of lavender-colored bunting
radiated from the top of the lyre to four
pillars which were placed at the corners of
the float and had small harps on their
tops. Around the edges of the vehicle ran
five lines representing the staff, upon
which were placed musical notes worked in
wisteria blossoms. Four ladies dressed in
classical costumes of white sat around the
lyre and each played some musical instru
ment. They were: Miss Arbuckle of
Portland, Or. ; Miss Butterlield of Boston,
and Miss Bliss and Miss Bates, both of
Santa Barbara. Behind them were Messrs.
Frank Bliss and Reginald Fernald as
trumpeter, both dressed in Roman cos
tumes. Mr. Cameron, who also was dressed
as a Roman, was the driver. Each horse
was led by a black footman and the wheels
were hidden by the low frame covered with
bunting, over which trailed sprays of Eng
lish ivy. On each side were two wreaths,
each with a pair of trumpets crossed be
hind them, and between these were harps
of wisteria blossoms.
Very elaborate was the float presented
by Court 762, A. 0. P. of A. It represented
a forest scene composed of a wilderness of
trees and shrubs interspersed with wild
flowers. The body of the float was covered
thickly with a sward of green Spanish
moss. Toward the rear portion was erected
a soiid looking arch against which was rep
resented the well-known emblem of the
Foresters — an eye in among the horns of a
great elk's head flanked by two boys, one
bearing a rifle and the other a bow and ar
row. The arch was surmounted with
two American flags clutched by a great
eagle. On the side of the float appeared
the letters "A. 0. F. of A." and "C. 0. F."
The arch was almost covered with white
lilies and white roses and the letters "L.
U. B. C." were worked into one of the
panels. Red. white and blue were the
patriotic colors in the combination of flow
ers used. A natural rockwork filled the
hollow of the arch. This creditable iloat,
which attracted much attention, was
drawn by four fine horses covered with
Perhaps the most peculiarly Californian
float was that of the days of '49, presented
by the Bannerman Brothers. It under
went three distinct changes in the course
of the day, and showed the original min
ing times — the time when gold was plenti
ful, and the present time when the miners
were civilized and were roughing it, in the
way 1895 calls roughing it. The first pic
ture showed the rough-clad miners, gold
rockers, pans, picks, cooking kettles and
tent. They were decorated in wild oak
vine 9 and flowers, chiefly lilies. The sec
ond was slightly changed, the miners now
being engaged in playing for the dust at
seven-up. The third scene showed the
erstwhile miners in store clothes, camping
out in the luxurious style of the day.
They had a be-ribboned guitar, a ham
mock and quaffed wine in happy fashion.
The original designers of the float were:
J. J. Bannerman, A. D. Bannerman, H.
Packard, J. H. Hoover and D. A. Basser,
who occupied the interior. The float was
drawn by four spanking bay horses abreast.
W. S. Lew's spirited gray six-in-hand are
known all over California as the hand
somest in the State. On this occasion he
added another pair of gray horses to the
number, making a superb eight-in-hand,
and the vehicle they drew was one of the
great sights of the festival. The great
nine-seated tallyho coach, with its body
unusually high, had exceedingly graceful
lines. High above the seats was a canopy,
lily covered, and upon the center of this
stood a great California bear, emblem of
the State, fashioned entirely of lilies. The
seats were filled with eight little girls and
eight little boys, with three ladies, all fan
cifully dressed in yellow and white. From
the center of the high driver's seat rose the
I slender stem of an enormous calla, fash
ioned entirely of calla blossoms.
In the center of this huge flower, clad in
a yellow gown, and representing its yellow
center, sat Gwendolen Lee Low, Mrs.
Low's dainty little daughter. The per
sonnel in the tally-ho were: Mrs. Homer
Whitney, Mrs. W. S. Low, Miss Venise
Smith, and, of course, baby Low. The
ladies were dressed in white and yellow
China silk, trimmed with lace and yellow
ribbons. The eighteen children were the
four Watts boys, Harry Whitney, Lydia
Whitney, Alice Schofield, Ned Schoneld,
Blanche Crabb, Nannette Waklauer, Willie
and Annie Myers, Reginald Smith,
Tommy del Valle, Tiny Jannsen, Grace
and Minnie Elisalde and Bella Ewing.
HIDDEN BY FLOWERS.
Brilliant Costumes of Those in Vehicles,
on Bicycles, and Equestrians and
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., April 18.—
Here is a description of the gay equipages,
flowery costumes, and in fact everything
not represented by the floats :
Maurice Killredge and Miss Killredge
represented Margaret and her lover. They
were mounted one on each side on a large
black horse with a peculiarly constructed
saddle, which was decorated with margue
rites. Miss Killredge was dressed entirely
in white and Mr. Killredge wore a fancy
blue and yellow costume. They were
attended by a piper or footman in a fancy
costume of yellow and white. The bridle
and trappings were also decorated with
A miniature vehicle drawn by two Shet
land ponies harnessed tandem was designed
and entered by Maurice Killredge. The
small carriage was completely hidden by
peach boughs covered with blossoms, and
had in its center a large bird's nest made
of Spanish moss decorated with Mariposa
lilies. In the nest were four little girls,
Paula Wriglit, the two little Deane girls
and the little Miss Thayer. Each pony
was led by a boy dressed in an old
fashioned footman's costume.
Milton Stewart, as Sir Lanncelot, was
mounted on a black horse and wore a
black velvet knight's costume with a
doublet of Duchess roses. The saddle
cloth was covered with Spanish moss and
Duchess roses. Garlands of pink roses
were fastened on the bridle and mar-
The vehicle entered in class B this year
by C. H. Frink was an open landau, its
graceful lines completely hidden from
sight with a covering of cloth of gold, fol
lowing a scroll design on the sides, the
back and the wheels. Over this glittering
ground white netting was draped, soften
ing the effect, and this was in turn studded
with white roses. In the vehicle were
seated four charming little girls — Alice
Day, Bertha Gregory, Florence Thayerand
Florence Hassinger — wearing white satin
gowns, white bonnets and carrying white
parasols to match their costumes, their
ornaments being yellow roses. The milk
white horses wore cloth of gold blankets,
and over these white nets dotted with
white roses, while their harness was cov
ered with cloth of gold. The running gear
of the vehicle was gilded to be in keeping
with the general plan of decoration, and
the entire effect was dazzling.
Mrs. H. F. Maguire, wife of the grand
marshal, and Mrs. Conant had a very
pretty turnout. It was a single-horse
phaeton decorated wholly with white
pampas plumes. The horse was white and
the ladies also gowned in white.
John F. Diehl had one of the most strik
ing four-in-hands in the parade. The
vehicle represented an immense Japanese
basket decorated with masses of polly
gonia, a rare bloom presenting a combina
tion of olive and old rose, arranged so as to
afford a solid-looking surface. The Jap
anese idea was further carried out by the
occupants of the four-in-hand— three little
Japanese maids from schools in kimonos
of pretty neutral tints. One was playing
the Japanese harp, while another held a
Japanese parasol with Oriental grace. They
were Miss Mattie Kittrage, Miss Jennie
Bell and Miss Gertrude Diehl. The driver
wore a Japanese costume. Four strong,
well-bred chestnuts, decorated with the
olive and old rose flowers, drew this ex
hibit, which was much applauded.
Junius Smith exhibited a buggy, the
frame being a mass of marigolds, showing
conspicuously the letters G and J in blue
brodoea. The occupants were Miss Archer,
Miss Hunt and J. Smith, all dressed in
white and blue. The golden buggy was
drawn by two dun horses with black manes
and tails, the harness being studded liber
ally with marigolds.
The dogcart occupied by Miss C. M.
Noble and Mrs. Dr. Stambach was much
admired. It was drawn by two white
horses and was attended by two outriders,
Messrs. Clare Noble and William Smith,
also on white horses. The special flower
used in the decorations was the wild mus
tard, supplemented with yellow ribbons.
No stalks were visible, and infinite pains
must have been takejn in massing the small
blossoms so as to present a solid appear
ance. The ladies were gowned in white
with ribbons of wild mustard color.
Miss Katie Rossi was one of the most at
tractive ladies on horseback. She wore a
black sombrero with black plumes, her
only other color being gold, expressed in a
big collar covered with marigolds and a
yellow sash. Her black horse was decor
ated with marigolds and was curbed by
Albert Ames as an Arab shiek presented
a very gallant and artistic appearance.
His colors were white and lavender, the
flower being the exquisite brodioea. The
artist impersonator wore a white turban
and white sweater, upon which was em
broidered a bold crescent in marigolds
over the breast. A long spear tricked out
in lavender ribbons completed the har
monious picture of this modern Saladin.
Wilbur Spence and James Dennis
Lousley were among the boys on horse
back. Wilbur Spence represented the
"little boy in blue" and his companion
was "one, two, buckle my shoe," who led
the horse. Wilbur was in blue, of course,
and carried a horn decorated with flowers.
The horse was decorated with yellow
flowers, and Jim Lousley was dressed in
white and gold. The pair made a very
Miss Jennie Spence was a conspicuous
equestrienne on a white horse without
saddle, and only girthed with a surcingle.
Her flower was the lovely beauty of glazen
•wood, and the rider's costume was green
and cream-colored to match the rose.
Green slippers and rose rosettes completed
the effective toilette.
A. L. Goux, a little six-year-old, appeared
as George Washington in his capacity as
general. He wore white satin and his
white horse was decorated with La Marque
roses. The three-cornered hat was white,
and the characterization was complete in
every detail, even to the sword. Many
eyes turned to the miniature George
Washington, who road wholly unattended,
but with all proper dignity and ease.
Miss Lord and Miss Keliy had chosen
the popular brodiea wherewith to decorate
their double-seated, back-to-back vehicle.
The ladies looked charming in gowns and
ribbons of lavender and lavender parasols,
the white horses being also decorated with
the lavender-colored wild hyacinth.
Miss Georgiana Lacy and Miss Carrie L.
Bond appeared in a phaeton that was a
veritable basket of flowers. The ladies
wore lavender chiffon and carried parasols
to match. The harness of the dapple gray
horse was simply covered with ribbons of
There was hardly a prettier turnout
than that of Miss Charlotte Yonge and
Miss Madeline Lacy in this class. The
flower favored was the Ducness rose, and
the ladies were radiant in pretty gowns of
pink chiffon trimmed with satin ribbons.
The same colored ribbons fluttered from
the harness. There were two outriders-
Tony Moore and Perry Case— each wearing
a white sweater, pink sash and white hat
with a pink band. They held ropes of
Duchess pink roses.
C. R. Jordan of the Santa Barbara Bicy
cle Club entered a group of twenty per
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
sons, each exhibiting some novelty or
special attraction. Among them were:
Jacob Eckhart on a rooster composed of
dyed pampas plumes ; Victor Kelton on a
strange griffin made of Agrippina roses of
a dark pink variety; G. D. Thurmond on a
machine covered with brodiea, bearing on
it an elaborate Maltese cross in buff roses;
Louis Wade, in an old Spanish costume, on
a wheel trimmed in pinks.
Miss Fannie Craddock and Miss Viola
Gilbert rode a "sociable" decorated with
roses and marigolds. The ladies were
dressed progressively in nave-blue bloom
ers, white waists, pink sashes, black stock
ings and shoes and carried banners and
flowers. Lulu Blank was on a wheel
decorated with glazenwood roses arranged
in the form of an anchor, and wore a dress
matching the color of the roses. L.
Spencer exhibited a wheel in the form of a
shoe, she herself being the old woman who
lived in the fabled shoe. The flowers were
duchess roses. Edith Shepard's wheel
was trimmed in marguerites and pink
roses, her dress consisting of a white
waist and dark skirt. Ada Lesher was
a companion piece to Thurmond, her ma
chine being decked with sea roses filled in
solid on the wheels, which bore crescents
on their hubs. Oran Harrison had decked
his wheel with all manner of roses. Net
tie Railton rode in natty bloomers on a
wheel decorated the same as that of Kel
ton. Clarence Sawyer's wheel was trimmed
with yellow bankseas. Miss Bessie Kelton
displayed white bankseas, the rider wearing
a white waist, blue bloomers and blue cap.
Miss Mabel Fox was dressed the same, her
wheel looking well in marguerites, white
roses and smilax. Miss Nora Sawyer was
in a pink dress on a bicycle tricked out in
pink roses. Her companion was Harvey
Fox, on a bicycle decorated in the same
manner. The whole exhibit was a striking
feature of the great procession.
One of the most comical exhibits of the
day was that representing four French
pierrots or clowns in a rough mule cart.
So modest was the mule, whose name was
Violet, that she wore loose bloomers and
had powdered her face. The mule cart
was covered with white cloth, on which
great spots and moons had been painted in
yellow and read, and over this were fes
foons of brodirea. The pierrots were: Carl
Howard, Charles Fernald, Joseph Pierce,
Robert C. Rogers and their driver was
In one phaeton Mrs. Tapely and Mrs.
Kingsley were together. The single white
horse was beautifully trimmed with pink
duchess roses. The horse's harness seemed
literally made of the roses. Both ladies
wore pink crepe. Over 5000 roses were
used in the pretty exhibit.
Antonio Guiterrez, a little fellow, ap
peared in Mexican costume on a pony with
a brodicea saddlecloth and decorated with
The aids of the grand marshal were:
Frank A. Conant, Hollister; L. P. Lamb,
C. S. Sawyer, W. H. Maris and Carl Stod
dard. The latter, on a handsome horse,
looked very striking. He had a roll of
Duchess roses; blankets and garlands of
the same. Conant was on a bay horse,
wearing a black suit, hat with plume and
cream sash. His horse had a beauty of
glazf-nwood saddle and bridle. Two extra
aids, Austin and Benjamin Hayne, had
respectively a bay horse decorated with
pink blossoms and a white horse trimmed
with carnations. H. C. Spenee was in pale
blue and silver, the decorations of his horse
being glazenwood roses.
Miss Jennie Rutherford looked very
handsome on a black horse, decorated with
duchess roses and maidenhair fern.
Willie Rutherford appeared on a decor
ated horse with many flowers.
Miss Ellen Cooper of Elmwood exhibited
a very effective farm-wagon drawn by six
mules. The wagon was decorated and
filled with flowers, brodios?a predominating.
The occupants were Mrs. Annie Moore
Rowen3, Dora, Phcebe, Milton and Olive
' Moore and Helen Cooper.
Among the ladies on horseback Miss
Lottie Allen, decorations yellow nastur
tiums, and Miss Olive Bell, decorations red
geraniums, were conspicuous features of
Edward Dowell was much applauded as
he rode on horseback, the decorations be
ing beauty of glazenwood roses and a gar
land of brodioea.
Peter Savage, seated on a saddle-cloth
made of pinks and banksias, looked very
striking in Spanish costume.
In living calla lillies were five children
in the buggy class, their caps having been
made to represent that flower. They were
Josephine, Winifred, Genevieve, Charles
and David Crickelair. David drove Fan
nie, the mule. The vehicle was covered
with fresh-cut callas.
T. A. Crawford made a gallant eques
trian on a bay horse, with white mar
guerite saddle cloth, red fly net and yellow
marguerite head stall.
In the light-wagon class was the party of
Lows Reed, which attracted much atten
tion. It was composed of Mr. Reed,
Misses Elsie Grant, Mamie Lane and Net
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