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WITH TORCHLIGHT, RED FIRE AND MUSIC THE THIRD
NATIONAL BUNDE5 FESTIVAL IS FORMALLY OPENED
AND VISITING MARKSMEN ARE WARMLY WELCOMED
VOLUME XC-NO. 44.
PRIC E FIVE CEN TS. l
SAN PRANCISCO, SUNDAY, JULY" 14v 1901-^rHIRTY^TWO ;PA:GrES;
. \ Continued ¦ oa Pace ". Fourteea-
..id-^A - GRAJJD tattoo— thezapfenstrelch— a'torchllght procession, the burnlngtof red fire 1 along *, the 'line :of ¦.march/^the-"
1 V^ : shooting -of rockets, afterward! a gathering at California' Hall and \n address ' 5 of welcome, by ;Mayor.; Phelan. and /
..;"/%" the. great,. third National •Buhdes , Shooting Festivai wTas '.introduced, last night ( in -preluded' fashion ..to the "
f^^L ' ' people of San Francisco. Nothing more \ than an; introduction was Intended.; '.The real f uii, In oth'er.Vords the.busl-'
'--*: ' ness of the festival, will begin to-day. . But this same Introduction; has set the ball Mn;matton.andv has vwhetted tha
appetite for. more. .The. first. sparks. ot'enthusiasm- have kindled into a fire that will burni without nursing for the "
next, nine * days. '.- The , red ; fire,, the music,'- the ; play - of ? the • piccolos; '- the '< beat . of the 'drums 'as the of the y
¦ festival followed its line' of march -from: California' Hall along the' chief thoroughfares^ ...of SanlFraniis'coTwere'but^ an an"-' '
nouncement of what ,is on ; the,way. " ; r ' ' ."''•' ':;"'.>"'¦'¦; ••^n j"'- »'¦'¦''¦'.' f - : ' ' '"-' ; '' '~'''~'L ''¦'.', '¦-'-'¦¦'I '" '?
, Sharp upon, the -set hour, the procession formed, in front of California , Hall : last: night; and -at. 8:30 ; o'clock. 'was on : tho .
march. • Grand . Marshal .Wieneke and his aids In* the .van, a military, band,* a corps of piccolos, a . drum '. and , delega-', ..
•tlons from- the. following, societies, made up '.the 'procession:; San; Francisco !Schuetzen ,Ver.eln, San^Francisco ; Turner -Schu'et- ..
. zen, San Francisco , Eintracht"; Schuetzen," Rothmaenner | Schuetzen,- Indep.endentV Rifles. s Deutscher Krieger -.ye.rein, . .Califor- -; ,
nla ':¦ Schuetzen Club, Germania 'Schuetzen[ Club; Swiss ; Rifle Club; Norddeutscher , Schuetzen ; - Ciiibr, Gruetli . Sliootirfg; Section,-.
Golden Gate Rifle and Pistol," Club^Columb'ia PistoKand Rifle I Club. '. ; .\;;. . ; • :, . ; : :-J^., ,..,,, ; .;.•
¦ ' ' Down Bushi street. from Powell; to. qfaht'avenue 'they- marched;- then to O;Farrell street; red 'light* arid^^^ rockets playing.
a steady, accompaniment.". Up^ O'Farrell- to Stockton the procession made its way 'and jthen: to 'Ellis^ street^;.;. The; sidewalks
were well lined with people and ; rousing cheers kept r pa*ce .with' the marchers. ! At ; Elllsl and : Powell 1 .a'. turn'/waS^Hmade." ¦ :On V.
street- the- torch-lit' band (proceeded to-" Sixth '; street and 'then' countermarched. ¦! Moving east ward^at.ra^steady; pace ¦¦'¦':
the first stop was made at The'Call'buiiding..-The T rhythmic beat of the*"2apfenstreich was" then intb^o^rjdwn^
tionalairand cheer ./upon cheer -rpse; upward. .-All" three dally newspapers ywere serenaded In- turn*. »With r this 'part 'of 'the •
march accomplished the orderWas ' given ¦ to move -up Kearny .street.; Back- to •. the i place ; from .which :. the [ start wasVmnde . ;
shooters and musicians footed ™ ; and 'tnen" Joined ;withf their .brothers; in' bidding' a hearty -welcome to j^the; guests, < the, men
,' who ' have traveled thousands ' of : miles' to ' get : honor, glory, and , handsome^prizeB it's ; testimonials ,'. of --their --unerring •; marks- : - ;
manship. •, '- . '-¦¦> . ¦ *. ' ' • v ' •¦
With Ceremonious Customs
Festival Will 0pen.
frjj< FIEY have come and are still coming— the men who strain eye and nerve
' H to ping the small central spot of the target. '; ..t'J^ ¦-'¦ '.'. ' •
g Tho^ third National Bundes Shooting Festival, talked and written,
K about for six- months- and more, was -inaugurated in this, .city last
JaL night, and for the next nine days the celebration will continue unremlt- ,
tingiy. except for sleeping hours. Riflemen • wi^h medals ; that find . the
biggest of human chests too small for a resting place .' and with reputations for
eagle eyes and steady nerves are pouring into San Francisco. To-day. the scene ¦'¦
of their gun shooting activities will be Shell Mound Park. "With formal, • cere
monious rites, such as are^ prescribed in Xational Bundes shooting., festivals, the
third affair of its kind" will be ushered In and for more than a week the'peppering
gun fire will go on.' Medals and prizes of costly value .will be won,* decorations ¦;,
will be distributed, old chief tains^of the rifle will give" way to new ana a general;
festival will be In store. - }' . ~- '¦¦ . ;
Last night's demonstration-was- but a prelude. The real celebration will be- -
gin to-day with a procesgion that will' bring, out every enthusiast and sympathizer
of the National Bundes institution in this city. German hospitality,' especially fthe ,
California, transplanted variety, is known the world over. ¦ It j will be ¦ shown * this
morning as an Introductory welcome to those marksmen who have crossed the
continent to attend the festival." -There will be more of it from day to, day as the. ;
festival progresses. Preparations of days, ¦weeks and months will find a culmina
tion in a recurrent daily materialization of fraternity and good fellowship^- ..When ';',
President F. A. Kuhls fires the three symbolic shots" at Shell Mound " to-day— one
for the adopted country, one for the.old fatherland and the third'for the common
\real of the National Shooting Bund — there" will, be installed: a" shooting, sym--.
posium such as America has never seen before. -' - ' " . ¦ •. ¦ ' -l
Torchlight Procession IntroduceS a Nine
Days General Celebration
Visitors Formal ly Welcomed
by Mayor Phelan.
\; ymr -war -^ITH both' hands full, of gifts,, the Schuetzen societies of San Fran
tBl', J»' I claco extended last night a California welcome to the members of the-.
: %/%/- N - tl0n i l1 Shooting Bund" now' In this (Jity to' attend, the 1 third national
W W shoot of the - society. .. -.-. -. . ... . . \, ,. '
. »;>.».. California Hall/ oii Bush"- street, j where the- forina.r_welcoine was
Y> . . . / tendered, /'was'; fittingly, decorated for "the 'occasion. Bunting'tn the
; . , colors of the Bund, background of white with golden 'bars, was
r stretched around the galleries, and from the celling, was pendent, a yellow star
I- fronrwhich a long net'hung low down, ; tricked out -with red roses... The "stage was
a mass of flags 'and bunting, American; flags and the colors of the Bund..;
- r The parade. In which the uniformed shooting societies of San ¦ Francisco took
>•¦ part; ended at the doors of California Hall and here were stationed the members \
'' "of •' the* reception committee^ to: greet "and welcome the visitors. * "-.-'-• •
Long before' the procession arrived the "commodious' hall was filled ' with the
.'Invited guests' df the societies.' . '
¦..., .-.-.. .'*.. > •] .". '.'Mayor Phelan Introduced! *
%¦."_/ : Upon .its 'arrival Captain * F. : A:t Kuhls; 'president of the National Shooting
vBund, led Mayor Phelan" to the' stage. • The audience; men -and. women, rose and
' cheered and the air w'as' full of many, hats and fluttering flags and handkerchiefs. .
'¦.The. president was foilowedjby! Henry.' M. .Wreden," treasurer of the prise coin- .
."•.mitteeof the Bund;'Louis Haake, secretary of, the National Shooting Bund; Joe '
--Straub,- chairman "of the press -committee; Carl Gut, grand trustee of the Bund. ¦'.'
and George R. Hauser of the shooting committee. Then Captain Kuhls stepped
PRIZE COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL BUNDES; AND PROMINENT EASTER^
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