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RAIN FAILS TO
Don Gaspar's Flags - Fly Gayly
Despite the Moisture and
Carnival Spirit Possesses the
Throngs Which Frolic
share in the glory of the moment by
providing trappings worthy of the
spirit and the day.
The rain that threatened, rather than
fell, had little dampening effect either
on spirits or decorations. AH day the
streets were thronged with crowds. All
day a steady stream flowed up Market
street from the ferry building. , All
day belated decorations were installed
and, as the tide swept on, little whirl
pools an 3 eddies in the traffic marked
currents that flowed into shops and
stores. The Portola spirit was evi
dent in badges, canes and gay rosettes,
and underneath it all there thrilled
and hummed a minor melody, a glad
ness that made every one step light
MARKET STREET »hrdl fthrdtashrtra
* The summer sun of California had
kissed its valleys into fruit
fulness and wealth, the summer's work
wes over and the play time was at
hand. From north and south and east
the Callfornian, proud of his nativity,
had gathered and from the seven, seas
and all the distant places of the earth
came others to share the joy, to join
in celebrating, to view the city, arisen
and complete. The wide swung deco
rations lent a color to the grayness
of the day, and little errant wisps of
breeze crept in and drove out moisture.
The workaday world hummed and vi
brated with all the myriad occupa
tions that make a -modern city, until,
as shadows settled down, a blazing
burst of glory swept out Market street.
Lights of all hues and shades climbed
dizzily up skyscrapers, climbed until
they seemed tp vanish in the very
c'.ouds. Tn*ln filaments like multicolored
spider webs festooned the way below
and all the busy traffic of a busy city
ebbed along while visitors from every
where rubbed elbows with a packed
but happy throng-. In every place where
people congregate the spirit of the city
thrilled, a spirit that was never dead,
a spirit that can never die. The day of
toil is over, the day of fun and frolic is
at hand. The streets today will hum
and thrill and buzz with all the tongues
of Bab^l and myriad eyes that see the
built up city for the first time will glow
THRONGS VIEW VESSELS '
Along the water front the sailor boys
make merry and thousands upon thou
counds view the vessels that fly flags
from all over the world. The gray,
grim war vessels that swing out in the
busy bay blinked lazily last night like
watch dogs sleeping, peaceful and con
tent. Each ferry that piled cityward
was freighted with a happy and expec
tant throng. The lights that marked
tlie City of the Seven Hills were multi
colored and profuse. Rose tinges made
the clouds seem like the northern lights
and when the way up Market street
i«urst into view a very fairyland seemed
; ome to earth.
The humor for a carnival has taken
hold of all. The humblest little build
ing has bloomed and blossomed. The
ritizen of San Francisco is no prouder
of the picture that his city presents
than is the dweller in the farthest Sls
kiyous. for all are people of one blood
!>rotlierhood, made one by wasting fire
and cemented by a unity of purpose to
rt-Uufld the fairest city that ever smiled
across a golden sea. And so, the day
has come. Though weather threatens,
though the clouds pile up and drive be
fore a harrying wind, though storm
signs lift above the Farallones, the peo
ple come, the people of one blood from
east and west and north and so.uth. In
wide spread arms and ready hospitality
our visitors find welcome.- Room there
is and entertainment for all and as they
come responding to a hearty and whole
souled Invitation there rises up to greet
them the spirit that rebuilt the city, the
spirit that looked calm eyed on ash and
ruin and that says today to all the
world: Behold, the deed is done;
Toast Three Nations '
The toasts of three nations were
drunk by a gallant company yesterday
a.t th* mayor's office when the city ex
*«;ative greeted Captain Fitzherbert of
H. M.S. Bedford, Captain Crawford of
H. M. S. Sheerwater, Vice Consul C.
Vt'ellesley Moore. Commander E. H. Ed
wards of the Algerine. Commander
Schroder and Lieutenant yon Bomhard
of the German cruiser Arcona and Lieu
tenant Gardiner and Ensign Marston.
U. S. X. The healths of the king of
England, the German emperor and the
president of the United States were
joined in by the city's distinguished
guests, the mayor. Congressman Julius
Kahn. Robert Capelle; A. C. Prleber,
Robert Dollar. A, Sbarboro. Dr. J..Wil
son Shiels, Joseph J). Redding. Arthur
Brigrgs, Marshall Hale, James McNab,
James Rolph Jr., Edgar Peixotto and
Paul D. CarrolL
Keep Open House
For Visiting Elks
The San Francisco lodge of Elks will
keep open house during Portola week,
beginning October 18, and will receive
all visiting members of the order' at
the clubroome. SI B Hayes street, where
special attention will be given to Elks
and their families.
On Thursday evening, October 21, a
theater party will be Riven at the
Princess at which the White Squadron
of Los Ancreles and the "drill team of
Oakland' will-b e present as guests of
N0.. 3. "\u25a0 During the performance 'several
special numbers will be rendered by
talent from the local lodge. After the
show an informal reception will be. held
at the clubrooms. '
" The San Francisco Elka have taken
considerable interest in the arrange
ments for the Portola festival, and
their float, which will be 'seen in the
parade on Thursday, promises to be
something new and original.
MACKAY COMING ON
TOUR OF INSPECTION
Leaves New York on Trip That
'Will Cover Coast
• NEW YORK. Oct. lSJUlciarence'
Maekay, president of 'the Postal- tele
graph and j cable^campany, lef t for Chi-,
cago this evenlng'onia touriof inspec-j
tton. He 'wai afccompanie4;,b"y' iyccT
President Adams^and 'other bfflclals*of
the company. ' The.territbrx tobVeov-J
ered will include' the . Pacific -coast," and
it is expected that 10,000 miles of-Jines,
will be Inspected before the' party re
turns to Xew York.
Great Army^of Many Nations
Will Lead Portola Through
Streets of City
Presentation to the Carnival
Queen Will Take Place in
Don Gaspar de Portola will enter this
harbor on' the revenue cutter Golden
Gate and will.be greeted by the boom
ing of the guns of the international
fleets.', Atthe foot of Mission street
he will land and will be received by
the Portola reception committee.; .His
escort~of dragoons, under the command
of Colonel Ritter, will form a guard of
honor about him and conduct him to his
place at the head of the troop. Here/
his orderly \u25a0 will await him with his
charger and assist him to mount.
Grand Marshal Paul ; T. Carroll has
arranged and organized the forces so
that when the signal is given the .vast
army will begin the march. First will
come the regular troops under the com
mand of. Colonel John A. Lundeen.
These will be folowed' by the . repre
sentatives ,of the navy ;of the United
States and the foreign blue jackets and
marines. These divisions will have
their own bands. Next will be the
Portola dragoons, a*" company of
mounted men in the armor. and trap
pings of the Spanish soldiers of Por- ;
tola's time. -V ;
U.\K OF -MARCH
Leaving the ferry at 10, o'clock the
international army will -march: up >.Mar
ket street to. Marshall square in~fr6nt
of the old city hall, '.where- the army,
and navy officers and j diplomatic rep
resentatives of the various powers. will
review : it . from the stand. 5 The route
of march thence to Union square will
be via Market-street to. Van Ness ave
nue, to Golden Gate avenue, to Market,
to Stockton, to Post, to Powell;, to
Geary. On arriving at Union Square
park a hollow square will be 'formed
around the. court, where the mayor
and the city officials and officers of the
Portola executive committee will be in
When Portola "arrives at the grand
stand he will, dismount and -will be
welcomed by P. T. Clay, chairman of
the Portola executive committee, who
will introduce him to the mayor. Then
will follow f a brief but impressive cere
mony in which the. mayor will present
the golden key of the city and bid
Portola rule as king for- five days. •. .
WILL MEET THE QUEEX
At the conclusion of this ceremony
Queen Vergilia, escorted by the-Por
toja dragoons, will arrive at the court
and the formal _ introductions will be
conducted by the chairman of the exec
utive committee. Following these cer
emonies Don Gaspar will conduct Queen
Vergilia, escorted by her pages and at
tendants, to the St. Francis, where the
tables Will be prepared for them and
the invited quests of the Portola com
Don Gaspar deTortola will . be es-
corted by a military parade which both
in size and composition will surpass
anything of the kind San Franciscans
have ever witnessed In their city. Every
branch of the American army will be
in line, our blue jackets and the seu
lighters of five foreign powers. Be
sides, these there ".will be Don Gaspar* s
own guard, the Portola dragoons, the
League of the Cross cadets and the.
Following is the assignment for the
Thirtieth .infantry — Colonel Lundeen, Captains
Brady. Stopford and Wheeler, Lieutenant Colo
nel Phiiter. Captains Ely, ErVin and Grimes,
Thirtieth infantry band.
Second battalion — Major - O'Neil, Lieutenant
Nichols adjutant. Company E, Lieutenants Olin
and Anderson; Company F, Captain Shaw, Lieu
tenant Ord: Company G, Lieutenants Goodrich
and Guild; Company H, Captain Eeams.
First battalion — Major Boudiez, Lieutenant
Wade adjutant. Company A, Lieutenant Hat
field; Company B. Lieutenant Hunt; Company
C. Captain Dougherty; Company D, Captain
Coast artillery corps — Lieutenant Colonel
Brooks, Captain Murphy adjutant. Third band
coast artillery corps. First battalion, Major
Ruckman. Lieutenant Ellis adjutant. Thirty
second .company. Lieutenants Thornton and
Meyer; Sixty-first company. Lieutenant Council
man; (Sixty-seventh company. Captain • Chappe
lear; Sixty-eighth company. Captain Waldron..
-Second battalion — Major Stevens, Lieutenant
Parker adjutant. Twenty-fifth company, Captain
Goodfellow. Lieutenant Crussy; Sixty-fourth
company. Captain Connally. Lieutenant Knight;
Twenty-ninth company, Lieutenant " Schwabe ;
Thirty -eighth company. Lieutenant Loughry,
Third battalion — Major Lamerauz, Lieutenant
Molten adjutant. ', Tenth company, Captain
Steele, Lieutenant Stephenson; Twenty-seventh
company. Captain Casey, Lieutenant Guthrio;
Seventieth company. Lieutenants Crissy and Cur
rier: Seventieth company, Captain Robinson,
Lieutenant Koenig; Company B. hospital corps,
Captain Bevans, M. C, commanding. -
• First field artillery—Captain Faulkner, ' Lieu
tenant Cruse adjutant. * Second battalion, Battery
D, Lieutenants Browning. Pritchet and Randal:
Battery E. Captain Langdon, Lieutenants Neai
and Burns: Battery F, Lieutenants Potter,' Pfeil
and Navlor. '
Signal corps, Company E— Lieutenants Beck
and Megrill \u25a0 ;-..-- .
Fourteenth- cavalry — Major Scott, Lieutenant
Pierson - adjutant. Second , squadron, Troop E,
Lieutenants Lynch and Bans; Troop F, Lieuten
ant E ix son: Troop G, Lieutenant Lane; Troop H,
Bluejackets and marines, United States navy.
Bluejackets and marines, Great ' Britain. •\u25a0\u25a0
Bluejacket* and marines, the Netherlands.
Bluejackets and marines, Japan. \u25a0- - .
- Bluejackets and marines. Germany.
Smart Clothes \u25a0.
'Visitors to the Portola celebratibn will find at our ;*; *y ' '-V!-
- store a large assortment ; of - these best-bri-the-
- market; clothes. - '. ; / '< ,
Fall and Winter Suits: : .
$22.50 and Upward v :y
Overcoats & Raincoats
Cfavenettes in many; styles; from the reflation N
overcoat model Tto- the chiri-high, close-buttoned
storm coat; Alsojovjercqats of all:. weights and all:---* '
- up-to-date models. r ; : ;^; / . •.V " ;. • "^ ; . <r. r.
Evening Dress Clothes
The Stein-Bloch Kind"
168 Sutter Street
SHE SAN .; PRiNCISGOj CALL, TTTESPAY, OCTOBER 19; 1909;
POSITION OF VISITING FOREIGN
WARSHIPS HERE FOR BIG CARNIVAL
Diagram \ showing' anchorage . of \ fleet of i fighting - ships now i in the ;harbor.
PORTOLA'S OPENING DAY PROGRAM
Just what will happen, and' \vhen,', today,"' in the year of Don'-Gaspar an& Queen Vergilia's reign, I:
8 a. \u25a0 m. — Don .'Gaspar 'de Portola embarks
from Presidio . wharf by stealth : and • directs
his frigate to ' convey him ; to Mission street
wharf Ko. 2, where he will take possession
of, the city he has discovered. . ,
9:30 a. m. — Don Gaspar enters . the Golden
gate (after having just, steamed outof-it
while _ his . _ trusting subjects' _backs^ I were
turned) and gasps at the view of- the great
bay that spreads before him. . -.;.« ;.
9:30 to 10:15 a. m. — Don Gaspar passes
in review before the warships of six nations,
receives his governor's salute and heads for
Mission street wharf.'
9:30~"a. m. — Solemn high " mass at" St.
Mary's cathedral. Van Kess avenue .'and
O'Farrell street, is celebrated by Most Hey.
Patrick W. Riordan, , archbishop. '; \u0084'\ .'\u25a0
- 10:16- a.- m. — Portola lands .' at Mission
street wharf. He is '". received by Mayor
Taylor, the reception committee and some
thousands of joyoui . subjects. The ;.' meat
military parade is drawn up awaitinr | hini
and he takes his place at; its head', and.
begins his triumphant progress to Union
square, where Queen Vergilia" has been wait
ing impatiently for Aim to discover the bay.
12 m.— The kingly discoverer arrives at
Union square park and finds that no . one
doubts his title or: claim to fame. Mayor
Taylor proposes President Taft's toast and
the key of the city is presented to the king.
The mayor bids Don Gaspar be King Gaspat
Bluejackets and marine*. Italy-,
National foard. comprising signal corps, coast
artillery, naval militia. -> in":
Leagus of Cross Cadets.
California grays. j"'p«i!i;«i Tt;tt»r
Portola dragoons, command Colonel Kitter.
Don Caspar ami. guard. .. ' , •
Committee in carriages. r"7 • y -
-, Grandstand' Built
At Union square,- Post and Powell
streets, i grandstand has been erected
by the Portola festival committee that
will- enable thousands of people to
view at close range, withoutthe fatigue
of standing or the danger of crowding,
all the events of the fete week that
are to take place in the square.
There today the troops will be drawn
up while Don Gaspar receives the keys
of the city, acknowledges the Portola
toast, and meets Queen Vergllia. Fri
day morning the judges of the automo
bile parade will occupy a position "in
front, of. this big stand/
Every - afternoon and night crowds
can watch! from this .vantage point the
pyrotechnfcdlsplays, the illuminations,
and listen to. the concert given by the
50 piece band under Paul SteindorJTs
Official fortola •
The official program for the -Portola
festival; issued by the Portola festival
committee, came ; oft* the^ press yester
day and was placed on . sale. 'During
the late afternoon -and evening, thou
sands o t ; copies of the 129 pa ge -. book
let were purchased, by' eager people
anxious to 'learn the complete order
of the week's • activities, . and; lay their
plans, accordingly. ;
The edition' Is limited to 50,000 cop
- 1". p. \u25a0> m.— ftueenfYergilia arrives .at the
square and 'is formally presented .to ' King
Gaspar by P. T." Clay, chaiman' of the Por
tola festival^committee. "- \u25a0•'\u25a0",''
1 :30 p. ; m,— Don" Gaspar conducts i Queen
Vergilia \u25a0to _\u25a0 the i St. : Francis hotel,- where
luncheon is spread, and the rulers and their
ministry, the Portola committee, .... dine . in
state..- . \u25a0'/ .. .' / ~..
1 to ; 4' p. m,— As the royal pair are intro
d'ueed 'a • band j of.-: 50 pieces, led by .'Paul
Steindorf. breaks out into melody. -The con
cert"is';continue^Vuntil.4 p.'m., .while King
Gaspar's new found subjects acquaint them
selves Z with the '; decorations , \u25a0 around 5 the
square. . J.. .
.- 111 1 to 4 ' p. " m.— The "warships in the harbor,
German,'. British, Italian, Japanese, Dutch
and - American, * keep j open house to
soever ; desires to visit.' them, lauches/ will
conduct the citizens "to . and from the floating
fortresses*- \u25a0..-;'\u25a0;''\u25a0\u25a0.\u25a0.'•_. - '\u25a0'\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 '"\u25a0><\u25a0'- '-
2:30 p. "m.— Athletes -from the Alaineda
and Berkeley . high schools, long foe» ' - for
pre-eminence in the interscholastic field, clash
in a football- game at the Stadium; Golden
Gate park ' : - '
7. to 12 p m -^Lights flash on throughout
entire city. "The_grea tbell'at, Market ;^and
Third'streets breaks into brilliancy, the ferry
tower is outlined in light, and the festooned
lines of lampa. bridging, the- streets: shower
a white light on the pavements Great build
ies and the proceeds. o£ the Baie>wni
go to swell the Portola festival;: fund.
The public is requested to purchase
only the "official program.
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Thanßsi of* Mayor
v Received- in Berlin
BERLIN, Oct. "ia>r-ilayor Taylor of
San. , Francisco haS"-'cabled*_' for . trans
mission informally to the - foreign of
fice an expression . of the warm appre
ciation felt'by the people of.San.Fran
cisco'for the* presence ,of the German
cruiser Arcona at the coming festival
in celebration of the discovery of San
Francisco \u25a0 bay and the rebuilding •of
A: formal expression of thanks t<j the
German"; government will "bej conveyed
later : through official channels. >
The mayor also cables his thanks for
the kind utterances of the German
press. • y
Rome Sends Greetings
ROME, Oct. 18.-^The government and
naval authorities'and the press of Italy
are gratified over the receipt of a tele
gram -v .of thanks and -expression :of
gratitude from r Mayor. Taylor of San
Francisco tor the presence of the Ital
ian cruiser Calabria at the Golden gate
to participate in the :: celebration com
memorating the" reconstruction of San
Francisco. - The newspapers
articles ; congratulating n San - Francisco
on;her "nrosDeritv. and nn helmlf.nf tho
All Day Today
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WITH EVERY -yf Oc SPENT HERE
IpRAGERS Cash Stamps are} equivalent to >a discount
v _ . upon ':.': every purchase. ;' It is a profit-sharing plani%
arranged: for the benefit of our customers. Filled books
are exchangeable for any: kind' of
If you are not a collector of these
begin a book TODAY'
Moreover Every Department Offers
B -A M G illftf &
ings along: \u25a0 the . principal streets shine forth"
garlanded incandescent*. .*-\u25a0\u25a0
. 7 :30 to 10 :30 p . : m . — The great band, un
der \u25a0 the ; leadership ' of ; Paul' Steindorf , plays :'
during the evening to the throngs promenad
ing around the square. ; . .• >
.8 p. m.— Ten boxing matches, among the
amateur champions of the Pacific coast, ' are
begun n iCreamland pavilion in the . Portola* •
championship series. -.These"contests will be 'i
yearly.' events, and the Fortola * championship
title will be one to be striven for. annually."
' 8 : 30 p . -, m .—Mayor ,[ Taylor / and : the Por
.tola,committee tender a reception at the St.
Francis hotel to • the . officers of the visiting
warships," both. the foreign fighting craft and
those of the United; States, and to hun
dreds of. notable guests.. .
Btoll p. m. — All tbe .warships in the bay
illuminated ' by incandescent and search 1
lights, and lie for three hours outlined In
brilliancy. - The searchlights are played over
the : city.' /^ '">."- .:
9 to 10, p." m.— -A fireworks display, show
ing- ingenious devices never given before,
costly effects in colored pyrotechnic shows, is •
held in Union square, ending in "The \u25a0 Por
tola banquet," a - great burst of ~ hundreds
of bombs. . ..
• 11 p: 1 m.— A ' tightrope walker '< crosses"
above Third and Market streets at a greit
height, . passing . over the great bell .' swung
.at the | intersection. Fireworks displays at
tend the- arealist in his spectacular journey.
Italian' pqpple, ; who sent their warmest
greetings to the city. B:\-f'
affaVrs of v interest
not on the program
Visitors Will Be Unofficially
Entertained in Various Ways
Visiting club men and women and
members "of fraternal and 'other or
ganizations will do jwell .to^scan "the
list of .attractions that arejnot- a part
of -the "official Portola entertainments,
but which may prove of interesC Auto
ists,' especially,- will find -a happy hour
in store , for them at the automobile
show. Following 1 are the things that
are 16 be seen and the places to see
them: \u25a0 '\u25a0
"v Association of Pioneer Women will
hold a reception .in honor of visiting
members at headquarters in the Argo
naut hotel from Ito 5. .' . '. \u25a0
» Auto* show in progress In basement
of Emporium October 16 to 23.
Reception by Fraternal Brotherhood,
321 Pacific building. . * :
Civic day at California club, 1750 Clay
street. Address upon of San
Francisco," by Supervisor George A.
: Native Sons and Daughters hold re
ception in headquarters, arcade floor,
Pnelan building. - . '
CHARGED WITH NOT PRO VIDING— OakIn nd.
Oct. : 18.— Henry C.t Meinert. whose wlf e. Mrs.
lone C"; Meinert of 15 r.ynde street, swore out
j a warrant: October 7 charging him with failure
"to provide for bis family, was arrested In San
V Franelgco - this ercnlnir.- and •> brought here •by
Sergeant Brown. 1 . He will be arraigned In po
• ;ilce court tomorrow mornlnjr. .
ALL WARSHIPS ARE
TO HONOR EMPRESS
Will Join German Cruiser in
, Observance of Fifty-first
Birthday of Ruler
Many Official Courtesies \ Are
Exchanged Between Officers
of the Various Nations
v Of all the events whlcli will mark
Portola week, one not on the program
of the committee^ is likely to rival even
the triumphal entry into the harbor of
the'3 reincarnated \u25a0 captain of dragoons,
Don Gaspar de Portola.
Augusta Victoria, . empress of Ger
many, will celebrate her. fifty-first
birthday Friday, and ships. of the Ger
man^ navy in all parts of the world, will
celebrate^, the anniversary by dressing
In:their gayest bunting and at noon
firing, the national salute of 21 guns. .
: "Where there are ships of other na
tions present, as will.be the case in San
Francisco, -when the cruiser Arcona
celebrates j the imperial J birthday,: they,
too,- are invited- to; Jom : in the tribute
andy it ; is an- invitation that ls : . always
accepted. V This means,-, then, that next
Friday every warship in ; tho bay, bjg
and little, "will beaflutter .with bunting
and at noon every ship that rates a sa
lute will hoist the Imperial ensign s-nd
fire 21 guns in company with - the Ar
cona. v > '. >
WILL TOAST EMPRESS
-' On the Arcona the crew will be mus
tered in -brilliant array, the officers in
full dress... Captain Schroder. will de
liver an .address; to hisrnen- and all
hands will toast the health of her im
perial highness, Augusta Victoria.
r The rain caused a ; decided reduction
yesterday in the number of visitors to
the warships. Large crowds went out
in the morning, but in the. afternoon
the shore launches carried few passen
gers. The naval visitors are very con
siderate in speakingabout the weath
er. On the Italian ship the officers say:
"We have fog. in. Italy and at times
It rains considerably."
The Japanese smile and say that it
reminds them of home, at'eertain sea
sons, and on the Bedford Captain Fitz
herbert graciously \u25a0 acknowledges that
even. in London it sometimes rains. /
REAR ADMIRAL CALLS
Rear. Admiral Phelps paid: a number
of offlcial calls yesterday, in reti|rn for
calls made previously to the fmgship.
Each ship that he visited fired a salute
of 13 guns as he went away. \u25a0\u25a0_•.\u25a0\u25a0
Captain^Schroder was the' guest of.
Consul Genera: Franz. Bopp on Sunday
at the latter's home across the bay. He
visited Mayor Taylor at noon yesterday
and in the afternoon was , the guest,
with some of his ~ officers, , of .the consul
general, his host of the-day before.
Two new officers will join the Arcona
today. One of them, Midshipman yon
Prellwitz und Saffron, Is the son of .the
commander of the imperial naval sta
tion at Kiel. Midshipman Wlssmah is
the other new. officer. .
The captains of all the visiting for
eign, warships were the guests pf Rear
Admiral Phelps last evening at dinner
on board the St. Louis. " .
The officers of the- Japanese cruiser
Idzumo .yesterday' entertained the offi
cers of the American fleet at a Japan
ese luncheon * in the Idzumo's ward^
room and four of the Calabria's officers
were entertained on board the York-
town. . : . il
Fourteen of the Idzumo's officers
were made the guests of the Mitsui
company last night at the Orpheum.. A
number of the cruiser> officers visited
the Mare island navy yard, some of
them inspected the Union Iron " works
and another party spent the day at/the
Lick observatory. Consul General Na
gai will entertain a number of the offi
cers this evening at the St. Francis
hotel. . /
Some of the ships did not receive vis
itors yesterday, but, beginning today,
visitors wilL.be welcome aboard them
all between' l 'and 4 o'clock in the aft
ernoon and all the ships will be Illu
minated every night during the festi
If you are honest, you must admit
occasionally that it * Isn't your con
science you are afraid- of."
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EXILED JOIN TOAST
New York; and Chicago Clubs o*
Former Californians : ffold
Messages of Good Cheer to Ab»
sent Patriots Are Sent
From this City
Xew York and Chicago California so
cieties will drink toasts tonight in
celebration of the Portola festival and
San Francisco's ' upbuilding at elabo
rate banquets testifying to the San
Francisco spirit and to the prosperity
of the greater San Francisco. •
In Chicago a jubilee dinner, at which
the "old boys" of California and San
Francisco, and prominent Chfcasroans
will be present;, the good cheer of song
and speech blend in Chicago's tribute
to San Francisco by her native sons,
former, residents knd friends alike.
Almost the entire menu at this ban
quet wfll consist of California viands,
wines and fruits, which will add to the
spirit of the occasion and help publish
the fair fame of ' California to the
Enthusiastic messages have been 'sent
to the chairmen of both function* by
the Union League clubi and the Press
club ot San Francisco, and will be read
at the banquets. The following was
sent last night by the Union League
-Union League club sends hearty
greetings to our California exiles at
banquet, appreciating your remem
brance of. the old home. With lots of
love,. and regrets for your absence.
Presidio Greets -
The Presidio army headquarters wer«
ablaze yesterday with the brilliant uni
forms of . the officers of . foreign war
ships, who are now visiting this port.
The first to arrive was the English
contingent. It .was headed by Captain
E. S. Fitzherbert of the cruiser Bed
ford, who .was accompanied by Captaia
C. G. Crawford of the Shearwater and
Captain E-H. Edwards of the Algerine.
They were received by Colonel E. B.
Pratt, in: command of this department,
and Colonel W.L. Finler, chief of staff.
The visit was of short duration.
The English officers had barely left
to return to their ships when Captain
Schrader of the German cruiser Ar
cona arrived to pay his respects. He
was accompanied by two aids. Later in
the day Colonel Pratt and Colonel Fin
ley returned the calls of the distin
The transport Logan, which sailed
from Manila on October 15 for this port,
has on board the Eighteenth infantry,
in command 'of Colonel Thomas F.
The transport Sheridan, which is
scheduled. to sail to the Philippines on
November 5, will carry nine companies
of the Fourteenth cavalry.
Troops I and M of the Fourteenth
cavalry, in command of Captain Rush
S. Wells, arrived at the Presidio yes
terday, after a quick march of sever
days from Yosemlte valley. They have
been guarding the reservation since
April 1. \.^«\V
"The marching trot-ps from the Pre-
sidto, who are to take part in the bif T"
parade today, will be brought from the '
Presidio dock on steamers provided by
the committee up to ferry building. The
cavalry "and coast artillery which are
to take part will marcn from the post
along the. water front to the foot oJ
Market street, where they will join In
the big procession.
Lieutenant A. B. Van Wormer, Eighth
infantry, who is assisting in making
the progressive military map of the
United States, has been ordered to make
his headquarters at Cambria, this state.
ENDS LITE WITH DTKAIQT£ — Tonopab. XeT.,
Oct. 19. — It is believed that M. G. Gleanm.
whose decapitated body was found here totter,
committed snlcide by exploding a stfck of
dynamite as he.heM it bexidp hi* head. N<>
cause Is asslsnetl for the sniclde of Oleawn.
who came here from Point Hlcbmond, Cat.
Most sections. of the west have too
much town row and not enough rain.