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THE AUGUST SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1900.
Great Pzgeant Planned to
Celebrate Restoration of San
I ranclsco and to Commem
orate Discovery of Its Har
bor by California's First
Spanish Governor ;: :: ::
Three Vila Parades Will Be
Spectacular Features of the
Affair Electrical Display
and Decorations to Sur
pass All Former Attempts
In America :: :: ;: ;:
IIKOI.CII streets that will be n
womlerlard if color marcli
inj; to the accompaniment of
scores of crashing bauds a:id
1 1n booming of t lie 'f tin
great licet of warships in the harbor
Kim Caspar de I'ortola. California's
tfrst Spanish jrovci nor, who will lie im
1 .i-rKiia ttnl by Nicholas A. Covarrubias'
i luring tlit week of the I'ortola fes
tivat. Oct. l!)-23. at San Francisco, will
make a I ritiinphant entry with- his
army into that city on Oct. Hi and
formally inaugurate the great festival
that is to celebrate the rehabilitation
iif . San ""raiieiseo and the return of
th' doughty old warrior to !ls harbor
lo discovered one hundred and forty
odd years ago.
The streets will bo lined with count
ies;: cheering thousands gathered from
every corner of the globe, come to see
with their own eye the modern ndr-1
od corps have been notified of their ac
ceptance as part of the rrcat army
which will march in military forma
tion at the opening parade.
This opening paiv.de will be strictly
military and will combine the features
of a historical pageant and a modern
review of troops. The Portola dra
S"ns. that company of uniformed yeo
men which will bo the personal escort
of Ion Caspar de Poriola. will be one
of the most picturesque features of the
affair. Itccrttiteil from the handsom
est and sturdiest men in San Francis
co, they w.ill be adorned with helmets
and cuirasses and will be mounted on
The first parade will differ from the
historical pageant in th:U it will repre
sent the reception of the discoverer of
the bay in ITtlS by the jH-ople of the
city which lias been built on its shores
and by the state and the nation. Por
tola himself and his dragoons, with tbe
India us and other ..followers, will be
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acle of a" city of fnarble and granite
that lias been reared in three years out
of a wilderness of smoldering ruins.
Ituring this week in mH- ! eber the
throngs of visitors will be the guests
of San Francisco at a scries of fetes,
spectacles, athletic tournaments. !:lls
a''d pageants that will set a re'-ord for
the world 'In the way of entertainment.
Three great parades will be spectac
ular features of the festival. The
tijw fraternal or'ier i;vimr
CENTRAL TRUST & SAV
ROCK ISLAND, ILIj.
E. CASTEKL, Pres.; M. 8.
HEAGY, V. Pres.; H. B. SIMMON,
the costtime o"f their own period, and
the entrance- to the city will lte in t ho
manner of the historical pageant.
To Be "Welcomed as a Leader.
II is arrival will be greet ed by the
salutes of the guns of the great pow
ers out in the warships on the bay.
He ii!l be received by the troops of
the sine and of the nation as a leader
ih his dragoons, will take taV
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place at the head of the great parade
after having 1cen welcomed by the
mayor and city and state officials and
the irii.lomatie representatives of th
The ranks of the soldiery will divide,
and Portola. with his personal body
guard. Will ride to the head of the line
He will lu escorted through the streets
to Marshajr square, where the city
hall stood. This will Ik? transformed
into a royal court, and here his queen
and court will await him. Miss Yer-
gllia Rogue.' who has been chosen
queen of the celebration, is one of tlw
most beautiful women in America.
Instead of the handful of footsore
and starving troops which followed him
ou the expedition on which he discov
ered the bay of San Francisco. Don
Gaspar de I'ortola will be escorted by
a full company of royal dragoons uj
faultless uniforms, with shiniug hel
mets and breastplates and mounted on
glossy black-chargers, and will lead an
amiv comnosed of the soldiers and
sailors of the world. This parade
through the streets will be a most Im
posing spectacle. The cavalry and In
fantry of the regular army, the na
tional guard and the uniformed drill
j corps of the various organizations,
with the naval forces from tbe war
ships, will represent the United States,
while the bluejackets and marines from
' the foreign vessels will show the flcht
ing forces of the nations around the
' The second parade will contain di-
! visions representing the civic, indus
trial, state and international life. Gor
' geousiy decorated floats will be a fea
ture of this affair. The third of the
parades will be nt night and will con
tain the illuminated floats. There will
be many original designs and ideas.
, Magnificent Illuminations Planned.
At least $u"tX,000 will be- spent to
decorate aud illuminate San Francisco
during the week of the festival. The
festival committee will spend at least
S00,00frto decorate and illuminate the
streets.1 All of the famous street dec
orations and illuminations of the past
for. which San Francisco has been
notable are to be eclipsed. It is ex
pected that the displays in magnitude
and. magnificence will surpass any
thing ever before attempted in the
United States. More than 100,000 in
candescent electric lamps, with a tolal
of nearly 2.000.000 candle power, will
be used in the illumination.
Courts of honor, colonnades and big
displays hung high in the air will form
th principal features of the decora
tions and illuminations. ' They will ex
tend over three miles of streets. Mar
ket street for more than one mile will
le spanned by loops of electric lights
stretching from building to building
cverv twenty-five feet.
j Snow White Colonnade.
I At the foot of Market street, in front
of the ferry building, will be erected
a colonnade of Spanish architecture.
i consisting of twenty columns, each
twenty-eight feet in height. The col
umns will Ik? three and a half feet
square at the top. The cornices will
be decorated with egg and dart mold
ings. On eacii side of the columns will
bo placed the letter "P." made of stuc
co and five feet in height. A five foot
Spanish flag will float between each
eolnnm. and ou the pinnacles will be
placed four five-foot carnival flags and
a six foot flag of the United States.
Tbe entire colonnade will be snow
white. Radittlng from the ferry tow
er to the top of each column will be
loops of Incandescent, lamps. Between
each column other loops of lights will
lie strung, forming an electric circle
120 feet in diameter. On the cornice
of each column will be placed seven
teen electric lamps of sixteen candl
power each. Fifteen hundred lamps
will be used in the colonnade alone.
I5y day th- city will be an entranc
ing Itower of beauty. Thousands of
miles of hunting will be i::e;l in drap
ing building-., and hundreds of thou
sands of Portola pennants and banners
will flutter in the bree;:c.
Huge Eell of Electric Ligkts.
At the junction of Market. Kearny
and Third streets will be erectej what
probably will be tlic largest piece of
electrical display ever exhibited, in the
form of a huge bell. feet in diam
eter, to t;e suspended by large stet
cables 12.1 feet i:i the air. Hundreds
of lamps will be used ia the construc
tion of this bell. At the top of the
bell twenty eight-foot carnival flags
and an immense United States fla
will form a circle. From this circle
loops of red. white and blue lights
will extend to the lips of the bell.. A
few minutes before midnight all of the
lights within a radius of rive blocks
of Third and Market streets will be
extinguished, and only those in the
Immense bell will burn. Along the
steel cables men in fantastic garments
glowing with electric lights will walk
and perform acrobatic feats.
Loops of incandescent lamps at forty
foot intervals will Ik? strung across
many streets, and arches and loops of
flags will also decorate them. A bril
liaut pyrotechnic display will le given
in Union square during the evenings
of Portola week. These displays will
commence about 11 o'clock in the even
ing and will continue until after mid
night. A o(K) mile road race for automobiles
over the beautiful boulevards of Ala
meda county will bo one of the fea
tures of the festival. The race will
be the biggest affair of Its kind ever
held in the west nnd will be on a par
with the famous Yanderbilt cup races.
The athletic committee arranging the
elaborate program of sHrt to be con
ducted during the Portola festival Is
leaving no stone unturned in an effort
to make the carnival of sports unusual
in the history of alhleties in San Fran
cisco. Boxing, wrestling, swimming.
rowing, association football. Rugby.
tennis and golf will be included in the
series of events announced for that
A flight of an aeroplane across the
Golden Gate is one of the attractions
for the Portola festival. While the
distance is not great, ranging from
three to seven miles, according to the
course chosen, it would give everv one
ehauce to see the flight from start
The flight of aeroplanes is but one of
the many novel features for the I'orto
la festival. Ralls and entertainments
of all kinds will be provided to de
light and charm the visitor.
The much disputed pronunciation of
Portola has been settled. Don Gaspar
de Tortola. first governor of Califor
nia, wrote his signature with an ac
cent mark ou the last syllable thus.
Tcmpci-utiii'c Xcar Xoiinal and Rain
fall Ik-low" Average During
Last :i) Years.
bcpum'jcr jus--t passed was a vc.y
ordinary month, according to the sta
tistics prepared by Observer J. M.
Sherier of the local weather station.
The temperature was not far from nor
mal, the rainfall was low and there
was a large portion of the time that
the sun was shining. Th3 average
temperature for the month was 01,
against an average ,for the last
jears or G5. The maximum was yi
against an absolute maximum for the
month in the above period of 9'J, and
tiie minimum was 10, against an abso
lute minimum of 28. The warmest
day was the loth and the coolest th
J.t.:. lhe accumulated temperature
excess since Jan. 1 Pj now 130, or
degrees a day.
i no precipitation last month was
1.3 inches, against an average for Sep
leinocr in j: years of 3.11. giving a
deficiency since Jan. 1 of .79 inches.
There weie 17 clear days. 4 partly
ciotuty ana y cloud v. Frosts were re
corded, both light, on the 20th and
Porto-la. Tfils' is s!:.-.vt! Py si photo
engraving of an authentic signature of
the doughty old Spaniard in "The
Marcli of porfola." a Iniok which has
been compiled and written by Zocth
S. KMredge and E. .1. Molerii. The
original document showing the signa
ture of Don Gaspar de Portola is In
the possession of Molera. It was re
ceived by him from Puebla. Mexico,
where Portola was governor after leav
ing California. The narrative of Por
tola's overland march to Snn Francis
co has been drawn principally from
the diary of Father Crespi. who was
one of the party.
When I.uther W. Hopkins joined the
t'oiifcilorali- annv be was a lad of sev
enteen, one of the boys who made
Thomas Jonathan Jackson "Stonewall.
Jackson" and who bore a noble part
in the conflict In "From Hull Kim to
Appomattox' Mr. Hopkins recalls some
of the thought and acts of his tirst
night on a battlefield.
"We were ordered to 'sleep on our
arms' the nilit whose dawn was to
usher ia the battle I bad heard a
good deal alnnit soldiers obeying or
ders. I thought of the boy who "stood
on the burning deck." so when I lay
down that uight. with old Mother Karili
for a bed. I stretched myself out at
full length on lop ..f my muskef. It
was a little rough, but the mere thought
of being a soldiod and 'sleeping on
my arms' on the evo of battle inado
my Iwd. feel as soft as a bed of roses.
"And then the gun: It was an old
flintlock musket minus the (lint and
no powder or ball. Rut I was at least
a soldier and had a gnu and would
surely see the battle and write home
about it. A-soldier seldom thinks lie
.voi 1k among the slain, lie may be
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wounded or taken prisoner, but
always the other fellow who is ;
to lie killed."
London shopkeepers" slang is a dia
lect in itself and one that is always
changing. What. then, is a "nil knack- i
itoriauV" "We know not the word to
day; 1u:. looking recently through
some old law cases dating about a
hundred years back. I was puzzled to
;iiivl it applied in .-ill good faith to
desori'ie a olaiutii'f i;i the sheriffs
r-ourt. n f;;rl her search it turned out
to be a piece of forgotten cockney
dang f r a dealer in bric-a-brac.
The i-videiice showed that this plain
tiff kept a sort of old curiosity shop,
in which he dispensed . mummies,"
poisoned arrows, the he:id. f King Ar
thur' spear a ird a genuine -manuscript
of the "tirst play noted 'fty.Thespis aud
his company .in a wagin!- The tle
fcitdaut. a w-i.ian. had"-',' actually
bought and paM for some "of these
rarities. b::f r he ii;'d afler having coni
inis -.ioni'd th; -li.l;:!!:i:ing of an orang
outang t add to hop collection, and
for this l.cr executors refusal to pay.
Cou:i;-il for it.e defense ioiiretl con
tempt on the mummy of the orang
omni'g ;:i:d called it a "stuffed mon-kcv."
nicknackitorian" won his
profession was more taking
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a house, lost his fooling and fell into
tin- narrow street u;o:i a man. Th
pedestrian was killed by the concus
sion, while the slater esc.petl wi!hllt
material injury. A son ol the deceased
caused the slater to be arrested. The
cadi listened attentively and in the cm!
asked the slater what he had to say
in his defense.
"Dispenser of justice." answered the
accused, "it is even as this man says,
but heaven ioi bid lh.it I here should lie
evil in my heart. I am a poor man
ami know not how to make amends."
The son of the man who had been
killed thereupon demanded that con
dign punishment should be inflicted on
The cadi meditated a few moments
ami finally said. "It shall be so." Then
to the slater he said. "Thou, shalt stand
in the street where the father of ihU
young man stood when thou didst fall
nd to the accuser lie added: "Thou j
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