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SANTA CRUZ EXTENDED A CALIFORNIA
WELCOME TO THE STATES NATIVE SONS
A PAGEANT AT THE SEASIDE CITY
THAT WILL GO DOWN INTO HISTORY
OPEN-HEARTED HOSPITALITY
MARKED THE OCCASION
Entertaining Was Done on a Most Elab
orate Scale by Local Parlors of
Sons and Daughters.
S.A N'TA CRUZ, Sept. 9.— Santa Cruz,
; part of it which went to bed
1 last night, has not yet been
able to flerure out Just what It
wakened up to this morning.
With 10.000 Native Sons and a score of
brass bands in town to participate in
the State's big,- birthday party, the
weikin and about everything else with
in reach has been ringing since the
first section of the San Francisco
special got in last night and dumped
2000 enthusiastic metropolitan Natives
loose under the flags, the lights and red
fire on Pacific avenue.
The arrival of the San Jose special
and the second San Francisco section
half an hour later lessened the gen
eral exuberance not one bit. The town
has been agog and aroar ever since,
and if present indications carry it will
be until after the Venetian Carnival,
which will close the celebration on
Monday night.
Santa Cruz has begun by keeping to
the letter the promises it held out to
the Natives of the biggest time they
have had in years, and as State Sena
tor and Past Grand. President Tom
Flint Jr. of San Juan' said to-day in a
little oration to a limited audience:
'Santa Cruz has. uncorked everything
from enthusiasm to condensed milk,
und the boys have succeeded in finding
everything but the milk."
The city has certainly taken no
chance of any blot on its reputation
for great big-hearted hospitality and
the ability to extend it. It is the opinion
uf the veterans of the order, and to It
they are giving free expression, that al
though the crowd is a few shy of the
usual number, never were they better
entertained. In winning out the cele
bration this year Santa Cruz was
doubly honored. Two of the citizens
of the city were elected grand officers
of the order at the last grand parlor-
Frank Mattison, Assessor of the coun
ty, grand president, and Milton Besse,
Sheriff, rand marshal. To both of
these popular Natives is the success of
this ear's celebration of Admission
day largely due.
To-day, although the local parlor of
Native Daughters has been dispensing
lavish hospitality at N. S. G. W. Hall,
the greater part of the celebration has
been on the street, and the two centers
of it all have been the St. George Hotel
and Pacific Ocean House, where nearly
all of ' San Francisco's parlors are
quartered. Bands and parlors and
fractions of parlors have paraded the
streets ever since the opening proces
sion of this morning came to an end.
Every headquarters in town has been
visited. revisited, and at the same time
relieved of its contents. It has been a
rackety time, and to-night, when every
parlor in town is keeping open house
rind the grand ball is on, there is no
abatement of the general festivity.
There are e.nough of them here who
are active in the body politic to go into
a nominating convention for either
party, and Stanford Parlor of San
Francisco would probably have the
casting vote. County Clerk "Billy"
Deane, its president, got in last night,
ns did School Director Ed Head, who
wants to be Sheriff, and Under Sheriff
Dave Martin. Assessor Washington
Dodge arrived on this morning's train,
and with him came Henry Martin.
Bruce Cornwall and Maxwell McNutt
have quit practicing law for the time
being and Joined the rest of the Stan
ford clique at the St. George. Mayor
Phelan arrived this morning in time
for the parade, and has been the guest
of Mayor Lamb of this city through the
day Judge Mogan and Judge Conlan
and Tom Hawkins, who will try to be
Judge at the next election, are also
among the "nollies" who are on deck,
as is Will H. Dick.
Past Grand President Frank L
Coombs and Past Grand Thomas Flint
Jr. are the especial charge of Grand
President Frank Mattison. All the
grand offers of the order are now in
town and they announce that the
crowd here will be augmented to-mor
row and Monday by those for whom
the Venetian Carnival of Monday night
I* the main attraction. Alameda Coun
ty is vociferously represented by Coun
ty Clerk Frank Jordan, Assessor Henry
Dalton, A. W. Fiedler. Treasurer of the
county and grand inside sentinel of the
oi dor. and Major Waters The major
Is the ragtime mascot of Athens Par
lor. Oakland's "baby organization,
and for the greater part of the after
noon has been the whole show so far as
♦y,r. street events are concerned.
Among the crowd from San Jose are
Sheriff G. T. Bellinger. Will Leet.
Kmll and Ernest Leon and Al Hart.
Sam Rucker, Rick Mister and Dave
Bryant are expected to arrive to-mor
row. _ .
IN GORGEOUS ARRAY.
The Great Procession Was
a Glittering Success.
BANTA CRUZ, Sept 9.— Santa Oniz
haa accomplished the biggest hearted
and most gorgeous reception 1n all her
history, and there axe 10,000 Native
and Daughters and their friends
who are here and testifying to that
with all tho windlneM of their well
i mined lunps. This morning's biff pro
cession, which formally opened the ac
( elebration of Admission day, was
leceM from whichever lamppost one
looked at it. There was neither hitch
nor halt In It from the time the last
Bection of the San Francisco special
pulled Into the depot with the last in
dent of Native Sons. Grand Mar
shal Milton Besse and his chief aid,
i •. Martin of San Francisco, had
their forces in line by 10 o'clock. Half
an hour later they escorted the San
Jose parlors from the Union depot to
the head of Pacific avenue, and at 11
o'clock welcomed the San Franciscans,
and the celebration was on.
The procession formed at the corner
N^Gu**? N 2r Jfr
of Mission and Vine streets, and from
there marched down Pacific avenue to
the foot of Mission Beach Hill, where it
countermarched to the head of the
avenue and there disbanded. It w*as as
! hard a matter to push a way along
Santa Cruz's long main street as it
was to break through the crowd that
two weeks ago came out on Market
street to shout itself into hysterics over
\ California's returned volunteers.
There was a squad of those same
volunteers in the parade to-day, and
it goes without saying that Santa Cruz
I uncorked the same brand of enthu
siasm that was turned loose in the
metropolis.
Pacific avenue was a flutter with
: banners and bear flags and hand
painted assurances to the Natives that.
; tht; town was theirs ana a welcome
wherever they wanted to look for it.
Grand Marshal Besse and Chief Aid
Martin led the line. Their aids, who
- followed them, were W. C. Hoffmann,
< h>f of staff: Harry I. Mulcreavy, H.
H. Farley, Walter A. Grattan. H. A.
horn, Max Qlas, Finlay B. Cook,
J. H. Aram, T. H. Ware, C. H. Ollin
ger, W. H. L. Hynes, Jeff Mann and
Carl K. Lindsay.
Santa Cruz followed with the local
parlor's guests of honor, Major Boxton
and tii.- First California Volunteers.
Santa t'ruz, as a body, was the gayest
■ d thing in the parade — white duck
trousers, white silk shirts, white hats
and Bilken sashes of th<- Stat lor —
yellow. The division was marshaled by
George H. Wink!.- of the local parlor
and he was assisted by K. K. Shelby
and District Attorney Ben Knight.
Santa Cruz Native Sons failed to carry
off the honors, however, despite the
lavish silkiiK-ss of their attire. It was
the Daughters who goi the shouting.
The entire local parlor, No. 90, with the
Carnival Queen, Miss May Baldwin,
and her handsome maids of honor were
clustered on a huge float ihat was so
different from the regulation affair of
tawdry tinsel that it detracted not one
whit from the beauty of its occupants.
Right after them came the grand
officers of the order, Grand President
Frank Mattison and Past Grand
Thomas P'lint Jr. of San Juan, and all
the other past gTands who have been
created by successive elections. Henry
Martin, San Francisco's genial SherifC,
occupied the greater portion of a car
riage of his own and was almost en
thusiastically applauded, as was
brother Dave, who was mounted near
by on what the ofllcial programme
terms a "palfrey," with gold trappings |
and a red, white and blue silk sash, i
The rest of the division was made up '•
of the Santa Cruz Naval Battalion, un
der command of Lieutenant Benjamin
Plant, and the Santa Cruz Society of i
Pioneers.
James P. Dockery, who led the night !
parade in San Francisco, led the sec- j
ond division here. His aid was Fred C.
Qerdes. Pacific Parlor No. 2 and Cali- j
fornia No. 1 of San Francisco were j
first in evidence, and La Estrella Par- ;
lor No. 89, N. D. G. "W., and Mission •
Parlor No. 38 followed them with tho
rataplan of Mission Parlor's overgrown
drum corps. San Francisco No. 49.
Watsonville No. 65 and Rincon No. 72 j
wound up the division j
No marshal was needed for the third
section. The entire band of the First
California was in the lead, and was
likewise the whole show.
The parlors came next in the follow
ing order: Golden Gate Parlor No. 29,
SAX FRANCISCO, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1899.
Yerba Buena Parlor No. 84, Bay City
Parlor No. 104, Niantlc Parlor No. 103,
drum corps, El Dorado Parlor No. 52
and Alcatraz Parlor No. 145.
The fourth division was composed of the
city band, Stanford Parlor No. 76, Oakland
I Parlor No. 50, Alcalde Parlor No. 154,
j drum corps, National Parlor No. 118,
i South San Francisco Parlor No. 157, drum
corps, Precita Parlor No. IS7. Presidio
Parlor No. 194.
The fifth division was all from San Jose
and one of the most attractive on the line
|of march. G. Y. Bollingrer was the man
:on the horse, and he was assisted by
I W. A. Mead and Martin Murphy. The par
| lors in the section were San Jose No. SI.
Yendome No. 100, N. D. Q. W.; and San
Jose, Observatory and Palo Alto parlors.
i N. S. G. W.
D. "W. "Woody as marshal of the division
from Alameda was assisted by B. F.
Woolner and AF&emblvman Joseph Know
land. The First Regiment band had the
place of honor at the head of the section
and was followed by Piedmont Farlor No.
120; Piedmont Parlor No. 81. N. L>. (.. \\.:
Alameda Parlor No. 47. Halycon Parlor
No 146 ajid Athens Parlor No. lal.
R P Doolan was marshal ana Creorge
Hessebach aid of the seventh and last
division Hesperian Parlor's band had the
front of the line, with Hespt-rian Parlor,
accompanied by Las Lomafl Parlor. N. L>.
G W following. After them came Se
quoia Parlor No. 160, Marshall Parlor
Drum Corps, Marshall Parlor No. 202,
Menlo Parlor No. ISS, Mount Tamalpaia
Parlor No. 64 and Sea Point Parlor
No. 168.
It was after 1 o'clock before the parade
ended and the parlors broke away to
make their headquarters ready for the
big reception of the afternoon.
A FEW OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED.
ADDRESS OF THE DAY.
Grand Orator Byington Cre
ates a Profound Im
pression.
SANTA CRUZ, Sept. 9.— The principal
i feature of the literary exercises at the
'• armory this afternoon was the splendid
speech of Lewis F. Byington, grand or
ator of the order of Native Sons. Bylng
ton's speech is accepted by the hundreds
| who heard it as the ollicial expression of
the political leanings of a majority of tho
! members of the association for whom ha
: spoke— that is, in so far as he eschewed
i history and alluded to the political ques-
I tions of the day.
The First Regiment band opened the
I programme, and Grand President Matti
i son followed with a cordial speech of wel
come to every visiting Son and Daughter,
' He also made it the occasion to speak in
highest praise of Mr. Byington, whom he
i introduced as the orator of the day.
i Byington said in part:
Mr. Chairman and Fellow Citizens: It 1b
• scarcely more than fifty years ago since across
i the peaceful waters of the bay by the side
t of which your homes are clustered the Stars
and Stripes were first raised In the "West to
flash a message of promise throughout the
world that thenceforward and forever th« soil
of California was wedded to the Union and
to the principles of free government for which
that Union stands.
In those flity years how marked has been
the improvement, how wonderful the ad
vancement of this great West. The lone flag
which waved that day In Monterey was per
chance the sole one in all America glided by
the rays of the summer sun as it sank to rest
In the' bosom of the Pacific, and now on each
recurring national holiday a signal may bo
sent from banner to banner from the heat
parched plains of Mexico to the rustling pines
of Victoria and from the wave-kissed sands by
the I'aciiic to where the angry surf of the At
lantic hf-ats round Plymouth Rock; while in the
hundreds of cities and towns which have blos
pomed in the AYest. from every plain and val
ley, rich in their spreading verdure, from the
Bloping. vtne-ihid hills of the Coast Range
to where the majestic outlines of the Sierras
lift to heaven their snow-clad crests, this day
flutters in the breeze from school and hall and
home, from rock and lofty pine, the starry
emblem of our nationality.
As the starry folds of the banner raised by
Commodore Bloat were caught Dp by the breeze
I from the ocean, flashing the promise of a new
era throughout this golden land, California,
dressed In her robes of freedom, advanced to
challenge the admiration of the world. \\ Itli
what pride the patriotic citizen of this State
can look abroad over the fair domain and note
the wraith and beauty gathered there.
Within her broad confines nature with a
lavish hand has scattered the fruits and treas
ures of a thousand favored chines. From
where the lofty dome of Shasta lifts to heaven
Its never-fading cnest of winter to the far
southland perfumed with the fragrance of
myriad orange groves she blossoms an the rose.
Her sloping hills empurpled with the vine and
fruited orchard, her valleys bright with golden
grain her mountains golden seamed. Glorious,
California, Is the heritage bequeathed to thy
children. Glorious should thy future be.
And vet my friends, all the boundless wealth
that sleeps within her hlllß or brightens all
her plains would weigh as naught compared
to her heritage of liberty and the blessings
of free Institutions resting upon a broad foun
dation of noble manhood.
Deep planted in the heart of very patriot
is the sentiment of loyalty to something which
is over and above all the material wealth nnd
grandeur of nations; which weds him to the
woll not en account of the abundance of its
riches or the pleasant appearance of Its land
scapes out because upon that soil the Insti
tutions he loves have found root and over it
all is breathed the spirit of freedom sanctified
by the deeds of its martyrs. It is this senti
ment which carries us back to the trials and
tribulations of our pioneer fathers, which stirs
the heart at the recollection of the achieve
ments of the hardy Continentals, which sancti
fies the memory of those who gave to us the
Immortal declaration of a people" • rights. It
la this sentiment which boots loftily among
tlie rugged peaks and crags of the mountains
us In the flower-bedecked valleys or the busy
marts of trade.
It Is to strengthen this attachment toward
the land of their birth, to venerate the prin
ciples which are there established and to cher
ish the memory of those who have done so
much to advance the cause of our free Institu
tions that the young men under whose auspices
this celebration Is held have associated them
selves together. Not that they claim any spe
cial privilege over the citizen born on another
soil, but that they seek to teach the members
of the fraternity their duty to the State, to im
plant in their hearts a love for Its institutions
and to make of them better men and better
citizens, for It Is upon the Integrity of her
ritizens that our State must df|if>nd to place
ht-r In the vanguard of civilization, to aid her
In carrying the principles of American liberty
and American honor to every nation of the
globe.
Mv friends, upon the 9th day of next Sep
tember the patriotic sons of California will
fittingly celebrate in the city of San Francisco
the fiftieth nnr.lvprsary of her admission Into
the Union; but while it was upon the 9th day
of September, 1850, that the act of admission
t finally received the aprrov.il of the President,
flftv years ago this very month there was gath
ered in Colton Hall, at Monterey, a convention
tl r lirfiad-mlniled and patriotic men upon whom
all eyes were turned and who, in the words of
their' chairman, were to srive proof to the world
I that California had not been settled entirely by
♦ unintelligent and unlettered men. How well
jL they dfd their duty the world knows. It was
r really at this time that the new State was
♦ born and upon the 13th day of October, 1849,
A the first constitution of California solemnly re-
I c-lved the approval of the delegates, and she
♦ stood ready to be welcomed Into the sisterhood
1 of the Union. .
v All honor to the hardy pioneers who laid the
1 foundation of an American commonwealth.
T Wherever the spirit of adventure or the search
<** for fortune may have led them, they yet car-
ried their devotion to the sacred principles of
liberty ami proved their capacity for organ
izing the institutions of self-government. No
braver, nobler, higher types of manhood have
ever existeJ In the history of a nation than the
pioneers who carved out the destinies of the
great West They were the bold spirits who
Biased the way fur American civilization ami
planted the principles of free government and
the Reeds of education in the trackless forests,
and upon the hitherto unexplored shores of the
Pacific. With the march of progress followed
the seminary, the college, the university until
now there has blossomed on every plain and
valley and mountain a seat of learning, mmm
which the American youth may drink at the
fountain of learning and the common scnooi
system has become the defense and the pride
of the republic.
If the reputation of California, in times of
peace has become world-wide for the grandeur
of her mountains, the beauty of her valleys,
the wealth of her material resources and the
high standard of her educational institutions;
In times of war she has not been found want
ing in fidelity to the Union and to the prin
ciples of free government.
The very first company of troops to land upon
the soil of Cuba, in defense of an oppressed
people, was a company of United States regu
lars that marched away from tho Presidio at
San Francisco. And when the call for volun
teers came from the President, full In the
vanguard of those who answered "ready" waa
our own First California. It led the long list
of gallant regiments that went sailing out
through the Golden Gate to win In the far
distant Islands of the Pacific a new glory for
the achievements of American skill and dar
ing, and with swelling hearts we have lately
garlanded the pathway of the returning sol
dier who, responsive to hU country* call, went
Pages 11 to 20
THE GRIZZLY BEARS WAX MhRRY
ON THEIR JOYOLS AIVNIVERSARY
THROUGH CITY STREETS
IN GORGEOUS PARADE
Children of the Golden West Join to Do
Honor to the Natal Day of the
Commonwealth.
forth In California's name to uphold the na
tion's flac.
From the very birth of our Government the
achievements of the American navy have be>-n
the wonder and admiration of the 1 world, but
never haH Its fame shone forth more brightly
than In the late war with Spain, and linked
forever with it will be the name of the Golden
State.
The peerless Olympla, flagship of the Pacific
squadron, which led the Invincible fleet into
Manila Bay. and from whose bridge the daunt
less Dewey directed his line of battle, in the
great naval engagement, which resulted in
such a signal victory to our arms, had he-r
keel first baptized in the waters of San Fran
cisco Hay. It is but a few years since tho poet
sang of that trackless and almost unknown
land "where rolls the Oregon and hears no
sound save its own flashings," and yet the
other day there -went forth from the California
forge and workshop and out through the
Golden Gate an Oregon that has carried the
name of the American navy in undying glory
all round the globe.
Our flag should ever stand as the emblem of
our nationality. Wherever its broad foHs
wave in the breeze it should carry a me?sace
of peace it should bear with it the integrity
of American principles. It should proclaim to
the world the lesson of our devotion to civil
nnd r^liffi^us liberty, our veneration for the
teachings of the father of the republic, our at
tachment to everything that advances human
knowledge or adds to the grent store of human
happiness. May all mankind learn from it
that the people's rights are best guarded by
the purity of the nation's laws nnd the in
tegrity of their administration. Girded round
by the love and faith and hope of a nation of
freemen it finds in them a safer bulwark
than does tyranny with all the bristling bayo
nets of its military strength. L#t us leave
to the monarchies of other lands the
that before their blood-stained banners the
weaker nations bow in fear and trembling
and liberty shrinks back affrighted, but may
the hope of even' American be that wherever
the flag of his country is borne, the freemen
of every land may proudly greet its coming,
the oppressed rise up to bless it, the slave
to kiss its folds.
TALKED OF OLD TIMES.
Pioneers Enjoy a Picnic and
Bay Excursion.
"Hello, old fellow: you don't seem to
grow a day older, and you look just as
young as you did when we met last
year."
That and similar expressions was the
style of the greeting between Pioneer and
Pioneer as they met yesterday at their
annual reunion and celebration of Admis-
sion day. A day of pleasure had been
planned, and the Pioneers and their in
vited guests enjoyed themselves to the
fullest extent. An excursion on the bay
and a picnic at El Campo comprised the
programme. There were no orations, no
poems and no set exercises. Every one
was at liberty to enjoy himself or herself
as fancy directed.
The steamer Ukiah was chartered for
the occasion. It left Tiburon ferry at 10
o'clock in the morning with a party num
bering- close on to 3000. It went down the
bay as far as the Union Iron Works, and
on the return trip toward the picnic
grounds cruised among the shipping and
went as close to the lowa and Marbleheail
as possible to give the excursionists a
good view of the floating fighting ma
chines.
.As soon as the steamer reached El
Campo the Pioneers and their friends set
about without delay to dispose of the con
tents of well-tilled lunch baskets before
they gave time to the other pleasures of
the day.
Judge Nlles Searles entertained the offi
cers of the Pioneers and a few intimate
friends at a banquet served en tu.
grounds. There were a few speeches of
congratulation, but most of the talk was
in the nature of reminiscences of the
days of forty-nine. Among the Judges'
guests were Rev. S. H. Y\ llley, chaplain
of the Pioneers: Chief of Police Lees.ex-
Chlef Justice McKinstry, John H. Jew
ett, John F. Pinkham, S. W. Holladay,
A A. Coffey and Judge Cotton, ex-pres
ldent of the Pioneers.
Following the luncheon Judge Searles
called the picnickers together at the
dancing pavilion. Rev. Mr. Willey in
voked the blessing of the divine spirit on
the Pioneers and the State, after which
the Judge briefly welcomed the guests.
He said:
I enjoy this proud duty of welcoming
you beneath these sylvan shades to join
with us in celebrating the anniversary
of the birth of our glorious State. Fellow
pioneers, your labors and mine are nearly
accomplished. Soon our sons and daugh
ters will take our places, and I have
every reason to believe and hope that
they will conduct the affairs of our so
ciety with as much wisdom and charac
ter as you, my ancient friends. Now, wo
are here to-day to enjoy ourselves, and
my admonition is to go at it as your in
clinations direct."
Dancing followed until late in the after
noon. Blum's orchestra furnished the
music. The committee in charge of the
affair consisted of William Z. Tiffany, B.
T. Kruse, Allen Knight, E. M. Root, E.
B. Vreeland, 11. Bouton and K. R. Rufs.
Roberts Vandercook officiated as floor
manager during the dancing.
OPEN HOUSE FOR ALL,
Elaborate Entertainment Was the
Order of the Day.
SANTA CRUZ, Sept. 9.— An establish
ed custom at all Admission day celebra
tions is keeping open house afternoon and
evening, at which time all friends ara
guests and are treated in royal manner.
Entertaining was done in just such an
elaborate scale as heretofore, the amount
of cake served and gallons of ice cream
consumed, being hard to measure.
The headquarters of the various parlors
were crowded to the very doors this after
and a. number of parlors and visi
tors spent the entire afternoon making
the rounds of various headquarters.
The Santa Cruz Parlors, Native Sons
and Native .Daughters, gave up their
whole afternoon to entenaining and all
who called at their quarters were greet
ed by an efficient reception committee.
Native Daughters acted as a reception
committee and all were served with.
punch, ice cream and cake by the enter
tainment committee. H. J. Bias, the
chairman, was assisted by Dr. W. R.
Lixuscott, James K. Williamson, George
H. Otto, lialph Thompsun and Bailey
Terrill.
The guests at Santa Cruz headquarters
were more numerous than at any other,
and at times standing room was at a pre
mium. At Pioneer headquarters P. A.
Hihn, president of the society, presided,
assisted by .V. Baldwin, R.-C. Kirby and
>i. V. Bennett, a pioneer of 1842, and Mrs.
F, Le\vi>-, who was Patty Heed, of the
famous i dinner party. They served re
freshments to all who came.
San Jut-e Parlor, Observatory San
Jose and Palo Alto, headed by the Fifth
R( giment bund, marched from one head
quarters to another until all had been
visited. Athens Parlor of Oakland, head
ed by the Oakland band, did the same
thing and ended at the ball game. Stan
ford Parlor of San Francisco hired the
City Band of this city and, forming in
line, went from parlor to parlor. They
had tlie honor of being preceded by
Grand Marshal Besse. At the Pacific
Ocean House El Dorado Parlor, instead
of serving refreshments, entertained
their guests with a very pleasant dance.
California Parlor did the same at Ma
sonic Hall. Alcalde Parlor was at Arion.
Hall. It served solid and liquid refresh
ments. Hesperian Parlor, at the Pease
building, also served refreshments, as did
Golden Gate Parlor at Neary Hall.
Other parlors received guests. Nlantio
No. 105 at the Duncan House; Piedmont
No. 120, Olympus No. IS!> and National
No. 118, at Court House; Precita No. IST,
at Knights of Pythias Hall; Sequoia No.
160, at De La Mater Hall; Marshall No.
2u2 at Dabelich building; Rincon No. 72,
at Y. M. I. Hall.
This evening at Sea Beach three Native
Sons parlors and San Jose and Vendome
parlors, Native Daughters, are entertain
ing their friends at a grand ball.
The center of attraction to-night is at the
armory, where a grand ball is being given
under the auspices of Santa Cruz Parlor,
N. S. G. W. It is free to all natives and
aii immense crowd is present. Never be
fore in the history of Santa Cruz has the
armory presented such a lovely appear
ance. The wails are completely hidden
from view by ferns and evergreens, and
scattered among them are immense sun
flowers and beautiful butterflies of bright
hue. Hanging from the ceiling are numer
! ous baskets of ferns. The centerpiece
was especially striking.
The dancer? were many and the scene
was one long to be remembered. The ball
was given for a good time and every mo
ment was thoroughly enjoyed. Santa
Cruz Parlor No. 2t'\, Native Daughters,
acted as a reception committee, and thesf
handsome young ladies made all who
came welcome and at home. James R.
Williamson acted as floor manager, as
sisted by the following floor committee:
L E. W. Pioda, Harry S. Wanzer, Wil
liam H. Williamson, Dr. W. R. Linscott,
Herbert Llebbrandt, Ralph M. Thompson,
Harry B. Raff, John ('. Doyle. Herbert
J. Bias, Frank J. Hoffman. The dance
was over before midnight.
On Sunday there are to lie band concerts
on the beach in the afternoon and at the
Hotel St. George in the evening.
Excursion to tTkiah.
There will be an excursion to Ukiah
by the California Northwestern Rail
way on Sunday, September 24. The
time of departure from Tiburon ferry
will be 8:30 a. m., on the return leaving
I'kiah at 5 p. m., Riving- nearly five
hours at that point and affording ample
time to visit Vichy Springs, asylum,
fish hatchery and other points of inter
est. The fare for the round trip will be
$2. Every one is guaranteed a seat.
There will be plenty of vehicles at
Ukiah to tarry the visitors to the vari
ous points of interest at low rates.
There is no more delightful time of the
year for a ride through this section
thim the last of September. This year,
owing to the grapes ripening later than
usual, thousands of acres of vines will
he seen loaded down with the luscious
fruit.
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Correspondent Going to War.
Among the members of the Twenty
seventh Kegiment, IT. S. V., is Clarence
Werner of Richmond, Va., an old news
paper man. Mr. Werner, who is a pri
vate in Company F, went through me
Cuban campaign as a member of Com
pany H of the Fourth Virginia Regiment,
and while at the front acted as corre
spondent for several newspapers of this
country, among them the Richmond
Times," which paper he has been con
nected with for over nine years.
Keith's exclusive millinery house fot
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