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The Olympia to Become
the Pacific Squadron
Possible Advent of the Valley
Road Starts a Boom
in Visalia.
St. John's Episcopal Church Dedi
cated—Odd Fellows Organize
at Vacaville.
VALLEJO, Cal., May s.— The cruiser
Olympia is back at the yard again, looking
as wrill as the day she started on her short
cruise. Apparently the crew is as well con
tented as on board any man-of-war.
The date for again leaving has not been
finally determined, but it is an actual fact
that the Olympia will be made the flagship
of the Pacific Coast, with present head
quarters at Honolulu. But little is to be
done to her while at the yard. She will
coal up, and for this purpose requisitions
have been made for large quantities of fuel.
The monitor Monadnock and the crane
bcow are both in the drydock, the former
to be painted and the latter to be repaired,
the work being carried on in an expeditious
manner. The new constructor, Mr. Baxter,
is taking hold of his new duties in such a
manner that his methods of carrying on
work seem to meet with the approval of
the men under him, and when they are
Batisfied, it is usually the case that the
powers at Washington are agreed.
The road between the large workshops
facing the waterfront is being macadam
ized and when completed will be a lasting
and needed improvement to the business
facilities at the yards. Good roads have
been needed since the island became a
naval station, but lack of funds has here
tofore prevented their construction.
Paymaster H. C. Machette has been de
tached from the naval station at Key West
and ordered to the receiving-ship Inde
pendence to relieve Paymaster L. C. Kerr,
who ha« beon detailed to the United States
steamship Concord, on the Asiatic station.
Lieutenant W. D. Rose, who has been
sick for some weeks past, reported for duty
on the Olympia on her arrival at the yard.
The Jiering Sea Patrol Leaves > for the
_-\,,,th,,,i U tilers.
Bering Sea Patrol fleet sailed this morn
ing, the advance vessels, the Corwin and
Rush, going to Whatcom for coaL From
here they will proceed direct to Bering
Sea to await the coming of the remainder
of the fleet, which includes the Perry, the
Grant and the Bear. The latter is now in
the drydock at Tacoma receiving repairs.
Captain Hooper of the Rush, command
ing the fleet, yesterday received final in
structions, which are exactly similar to
those of last season, excepting the clause
explaining the necessity of the immediate
sailing of the fleet, which is already two
weeks late.
At Sitka the cutters will be joined by H.
B. M. warships Nymphe and Pheasant,
which will assist in the work of keeping
the sea free from pelagic sealers. A plan
of action has been agreed to between the
commanders before the start in order to
avoid a clash of authority.
Ifetc Brick Blocks to Be Erected and
Many Other Improvements Made.
VIS ALIA, Cal., May s.— lmmense crops
for Tulare County seem assured at this
time, and, with the probability of the Val
ley Railroad passing through this city, have
already a bracing effect on business.
Last week a real estate dealer had a com
mission to secure two storerooms for
people who want to start in business here,
but a careful canvass of the place de
veloped the fact that there is not a vacant
business house in Visalia. Two sales of
valuable business locations were made a
few days ago, and three-story brick blocks
will be built. Work on the big flourmill is
progressing rapidly. The water works are
being moved outside the main portion of
the city, and Contractor Warswick has a
large force of men paving the streets. The
people here expect a lively time as soon as
harvest begins, and if the railroad comes
here everybody is ready for the increased
business sure to follow.
ta.ca.vilijE onn fellows.
Ulatis Encampment Instituted by Grand
Patriarch Moesch.
VACAVILLE, Cai,., May s.— Ulatis En
campment No. 43, I. O. O. F., was insti
tuted at Vacaville by Grand Patriarch
Rcesch of Stockton yesterday afternoon
with eight charter members. In the even
ing the encampment degrees were con
ferred on nine candidates by a team of offi
cers made up from patriarchs of Occi
dental and Pacific encampments at Sacra
Delegations were present from Vallejo,
Stockton, Suisun, Sacramento and other
parts of the State. A splendid banquet
was served afterward. The encampment
was placed in District No. 2, usually
known as the Sacramento district.
The Alertness of the Officers Cheeks
Band of Vigilantes.
MARYSVILLE, Cat,., May s.— Fully 200
men hung around the streets all last night,
waiting for the appearance of a lynching
party that bad been organized. The party
was too large, the crowd on the etreet too
great and the intentions of the officers to
resist violence too plainly apparent. The
result is that Leroy and Miller, the men
who murdered old Pierre, are in jail un
There is no talk of lynching to-night and
the men will be left to the mercies of the
Yuba County jury.
Port Tou-nsend Police Stumble Onto a
Cnunterfeitttig Plant.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., May s.— The
The San Francisco Call.
police have stumbled onto a counterfeiting
plant which was being operated by John
Miller, late Customs Inspector. Miller.
when the notorious woman with whom he
had been living, in a temporary passion of
anger, notified the officers of his operations,
suddenly resigned his position and fled
from the country.
When Miller was exposed, Chief of Police
Wilkes seized a part of his tools and placed
Miller under temporary arrest, but the
evidence was insufficient to warrant con
viction, and on being released he left at
once for Victoria. Much bogus money has
been in circulation in Port Townsend
recently, but no suspicion had attached to
Miller owing to his prominence in the
Customs Service. Since his flight the
officers have secured evidence which con
nects him with having circulated this
Fatigue Overtakes the Cyclers.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May s.— The Cali
fornia Cycling Club, which left San Fran
cisco last evening for this city, only got as
far as Boulder Creek, being too fatigued to
travel further. Only two members of the
club reached this city. The club returned
to San Francisco by rail. Bicyclists from
San Jose and Watsonville were here
The Wrecked Schooner Sup
posed to Have Sailed From
San Francisco.
Confused With a Seattle Vessel at
First, Owing to a Similarity
of Names.
PORT TOWXSEND, Wash., May 5.—
Concerning the identity of the wrecked
schooner White and the loss of seventeen
men off the Alaska coast Engineer Biggs,
who brought the news here, says he was
under the impression the vessel was the
George R. White, although it may have
been the C. G. White of San Francisco. To
confirm the latter statement he says he
now remembers positively that the sur
vivor who arrived at Kodiak Island stated
that the vessel was fitted out in San Fran
cisco. It seems quite possible now that the
lost craft is the San Francisco schooner,
which is of eighty tons burden and carried
a crew of nearly thirty men. The Seattle
schooner is about thirty-five tons register
and is too small to carry enough boats for
twenty-eight seamen.
Biggs left Kodiak hurriedly just after
the news of the disaster reached here, and,
aside from carrying meager particulars of
the wreck, did not pay much attention to
the name of the vessel other than that she
was called the White.
The steamer Tokio is due from Alaska
to-morrow, and probably more definite
news concerning the White will be had.
On the same steamer news from Kodiak
is due, and that, doubtless, will afford
definite information as to the vessel's iden
Bishop Wingfteld Dedicates the Episco
pal Bouse of Worship.
PETALUMA, Cal., May s.— The Right
Rev. Bishop Wingfield was here to-day.
St. John's Episcopal Church (Rev. John
Partridge, pastor), a handsome edifice,
erected in 1891 at the corner of Fifth and C
streets, was dedicated this morning, and
this evening a class of seventeen candidates
was confirmed. Rev. J. Hulme of Clover
dale and Rev. Dr. J. Avery Shepherd of
Santa Rosa were present.
Sebastopol Administer* a Drubbing to
the Carnival City Club.
HEALDSBURG, Cal., May s.— The first
baseball game of the season was played
here to-day, the Sebastopol club meeting
the Healdsburg nine. About one hundred
residents of Sebastopol drove over to see
their nine administer an inglorious defeat
to the local club. The game was lost to
Healdsburg tlirdngh the erratic pitching
of Stevens, while on the other side Feehan
pitched an almost errorless game. The
score was: Sebastopol !(>, Healdsburg 11.
Batteries— Healdsburg, Stevens and Gar
rett; Sebastopol, Feehan and Wilson.
\\lti*l:y Prices <io Up.
CHICAGO, 111., May s.— Receiver Mc-
Nulta of the whisky trust has announced
that owing to the advance in the price of
corn he has decided to increase the price
of spirits 2 cents per proof gallon.
The City of Flowers Ready to
Commence the Merry-
Gayly Bedecked In Carnival Colors
In Anticipation of Queen
Flora's Reign.
SANTA KOSA, Cal., May s.— The City
of Roses is beginning to take on carnival
airs. Already the work of decorating busi
ness houses and residences has commenced,
and on Wednesday, when the gates of the
city are thrown open, Santa Rosa will be
ablaze with vari-colored bunting and
streamers of every hue. Floral bowers,
towers built wholly of buds, and floats
| with their unique representations woven
from pretty blooms, will attest Sonoma
| County's incomparable advantages in the
| matter of nature's beauty gift.
Santa Rosa will present to the eye of the
visitor the appearance of a city built of
flowers. Buildings will be festooned with
them. The interior walls of all the public
places will be decorated with every unique
design that can be produced with buds
and blossoms. At the Pavilion, where the
flower show is to be held, thousands upon
thousands of roses of every variety are ar
ranged in dazzling exhibits. The Califor
nia poppy, the maiden hair fern and innu
merable other varieties indigenous to Cal
ifornia soil, while ft secondary considera
tion as compared with the soft-colored em
blem of love, lend their beauty and
fragrance to complete the wonderful
Queen Flora's reign in Santa Rosa,
though brief, will be one of rejoicing The
revelry is expected to commence Tuesday
night, though the golden key will not be
surrendered to the Queen and her merry
subjects until the following day. The
capitulation of Mayor Woodward and the
coronation of his successor by Princess
Santa Rosa will be attended with grea
pomp. It will take place in the evening,}
at the Athenaeum, following the grand
march. Never will a city boast a more
lovely ruler. Miss Isabel Donovan, whose
right to wear the crown of flowers was de
cided in a contest of ballots, is one of the
most beautiful types of Sonoma's County's
belles. She possesses a grace and dignity
befitting a queen, and a fairness of /ace and
form that history accredits few crowned
potentates of royal blood.
Wednesday will be devoted to putting in
motion the wheels of the fete. On the fol
lowing day the great feature of the fiesta—
the papemit of floral floats— will take place.
The parade will constitute a triumphal
procession, to be reviewed by her majesty.
Never has a California city witnessed an
array of beautiful designs such as will par
ticipate in this pageant. Not only have
Santa Rosa intellects been at work conjur
ing up new and unique features, but Peta
luma and other neighboring cities have
entered heartily into the spirit of the oc
casion, and will win their share of the
plaudits that will greet the magnificent
cortege of Queen Flora. Scores of bicycles,
gayly decorated, will be in line, and ve
hicles of every description, gorgeous in
their trimmings of carnival hue, will join
the stately array.
When the last of the marchers have
passed the regal throne the merry war of
the roses will commence. Every one is ex
pected to engage in the conflict. The mis
siles of bloodless war will bar neither
friend nor foe, citizen nor stranger gueat.
It will be a Mardi Gras assault, with the
floured confetti— that disagreeable clothes
disfiguring feature — omitted. '
Thursday will be the gala day of the
fiesta. Special trains will be run from
San Francisco and surrounding cities, and
special rates have been vouchsafed by the
railroads. With favorable weather Santa
Rosa's hospitality will be taxed to the
utmost to accommodate the visiting
The carnival will close with a brilliant
ball Friday evening, and visitors who have
been loyal to the queen of the revel are ex
pected to forget for a time their oath of
allegiance and worship blindly at the
shrine of terpsichore. In this, however,
they will but follow their sovereign's ex
ample, for Queen Flora will be present and
lead the floral pageant.
Santa Rosa is ready for the revelry to
commence. ____^________
Southern Republic Diplomats Do Ifot
Seem, to Favor the Scheme.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May s.— As far
as is learned the subject of a commercial
union has not been a question of very
recent discussion here by the diplomatic
representatives of the South and Central
American republics.
Union is said to be desirable by some
from the standpoint of a general proposi
tion, but the formation of such a union
would contemplate the prohibition of the
importation of English products and the
closing of the Central American ports to
English bottoms is regarded as highly im
probable. It is not believed any dispatches
on this subject have been received here.
Dr. Gozman, the Nicaraguan Minister,
would discuss the matter but briefly, and
then rather discouraged the idea of the
formation of such a union as that sug
Minister Mendonca of Brazil was disin
clined to believe that a commercial union
between the states of Central and South
America was probable at this time. He
had received no information that dis
patches of the kind stated had been sent to
President Zelaya, although it might be
that messages of sympathy had been trans
mitted. He thought the question of a
local union between the states of Central
America was a matter for themselves and
one in which Brazil had no direct interest.
He did not think Brazil would take such a
step as that indicated, partly on account
of her large interests with England.
Why, he asked, should Brazil take any
such action any more than the United
Official confirmation of the evacuation of
Corinto was received late this evening by
Dr. Guzman. His information simply
stated that the evacuation took place this
morning. Dr. Guzman's telegram ap
parently conveyed the only information on
the subject received in this city through
official sources during the day, the State
Department being without any news on
the subject.
Indian Agent Sued.
south McAllister, Ind. t., May
5. — A number of prominent citizens of the
Osage Nation have brought suit against
Major H. B. Freeman, Agent for the Osage
Indians. Freeman confiscated several
thousand feet of lumber owned by citizens
of Blackman. It was being used in build
ing a bridge across the Arkansas River,
which would open up to the Osage Nation
the surroundiug towns for trade. Com
plaint has oeen lodged with Secretary
Smith against the agent.
Nebraska Editor Arrested.
OMAHA, Nebb., May s;— A special to the
Bee from Kearney, Nebr., says: R. W.
Reese, editor of the Kearney Journal, is
under arrest charged with forgery in con
nection wfth county warrants. It is claimed
he raised the figures in many cases, and
that the amount involved is in the thou
sands. .
Friends of Contesting Beauties
Doing Some Lively Cam
paign Work.
A Floral Tower Fifty Feet High
to Be Erected on the
City Plaza.
HEALDBBURG, Cal., May s.— Even on
this pleasant Sunday the residents of
Northern Sonoma are talking of the com
ing flower festival and three days' tourna
ment. It is a popular theme and every
one is interested in its success. Never has
the staid old town of Healdsburg been so
thoroughly enthused on any subject and
never has such a unanimity of feeling pre
The rivalry as to the selection of a queen
for the festival is the center of public in
terest. The admirers of the pretty maid
ens in the race are wonting here and there
for votes for their favorites. Withal, the
best of feeling prevails and should a
blonde or brunette be chosen all will pay
homage to her royal majesty during the
The extensive decorations mapped out
by the committees will necessitate work
being commenced at once in this direc
tion. A floral tower fifty feet high will be
built in the center of the city's plaza and
from the top of this to the four corners of
the square streamers of the carnival colors
— red, yellow and green — will be hung.
Hundreds of electric lights will be sus
pended from the streamers and at night the
effect will be dazzling. From the awnings
and facades of the business and residence
houses facing the plaza 500 Chinese lan
terns will be hung, and with the city gaily
decorated with the carnival coiors, a
thousand lights flickering in the evening's
breezes, music filling the air and revelry
on all sides, the queen will ride in state to
see that her every order for the enjoyment
of the city's guests is carried out.
The letters of invitation being sent out
to civic societies, bicycle clubs, fire compa
nies and different organizations of Sonoma,
Marin and Mendocino counties are being
numerously accepted, and J. J. Liverassh,
chairman of the invitation committee, pre
dicts an unusually large attendance from
all surrounding cities.
Fatal Ending of a Quarrel Between Two
Indians Over a Game of Cards.
HEALDSBURG, Cal., May s.— lndian
Carl was fatally stabbed this morning by
David Ross, another Indian, who had
lately been released from San Quentin
after having served a five-year term for
stabbing his wife.
The tworeds quarreled over a card game,
and Ross seizing a knife slashed Carl
several times in the face. When Carl
walked from the scene of the encounter he
left a trail of blood to mark his course. He
will die. Ross is in jail.
Escaped, but Was Recaptured.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May s.— Frank Wright,
an ex-convict, who is serving six months
in the county jail on a charge of vagrancy,
to-day succeeded in slipping past Deputy
Jailer Black, who had opened a door to
quell a disturbance among the prisoners.
Wright was recaptured in the vicinity of
the broad-gauge depot about fifteen min
utes after he had escaped.
Japanese Immigrants on Itoard.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., May s.— The
steamer Kingston will arrive from Victo
ria to-morrow with ninety-two Japanese
immigrants, who, owing to the cholera
epidemic in Japan, will be rigidly in
spected by the quarantine officers before
being permitted to land.
The Best Features of European
Carnivals to Be Incor
San Francisco's Bohemian Club and
Other Prominent Organiza
tions Will Attend.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., May s.— Santa
Cruz is becoming more and more enthused
over the Venetian Water Carnival. All
day the committes have been at work
formulating plans which, when material
ized, will eclipse anything of the kind
ever seen on this continent. Among the
projects is the building of a barge on the
river, on which the queen will land amid a
blaze of fireworks and the illumination of
thousands of colored incandescent lights.
All along the river front seats are to be
built, commanding a view of the entire
ecene. The Bohemian Club of San Fran
cisco and other prominent organizations
will be invited to attend.
There will be a military pageant, with
competitive drills and maneuvering on the
first day, in which military companies and
civic organizations will participate. There
will be a battle of flowers on the second
day, in which a multitude of warriors will
take part. A fair Flora, with forty maids
of honor, will grace the scene and give the
prize to the victor.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of
the fete will be the regatta on the river on
the evening of the second day. The
stream will be dammed until the pent up
waters form a course two miles long.
From 200 to 300 boats will take part in
the regatta, and Flora, with her maids of
honor, will attend in the regal barge.
There will be a tournament on the third
day, for which the features have not yet
been decided. The date for the opening of
the carnival will be set at the meeting of
the executive committer to-morrow. It
will probably be May 12, and the commit
tee will endeavor to have the Half-million
Club postpone its risit to Santa Cruz to
that day.
At the head of the affairs is J. P. Smith,
a gentleman of vast wealth, who will spare
no amount of money to make the carnival
a success. Aiding him are the citizens,
who will contribute liberally. Mr. Smith
has been at all of the carnivals in Europe,
and will have the best features of each in
corporated in the carnival to be given
The headquarters, opposite the Pacific
Ocean House, will be decorated to-morrow.
A bureau of information will also be es
tablished to-morrow evening. A monster
mass-meeting will be held at t the Pavilion
to discuss plans.
Among the features so far suggested is a
Patriots' day, when all the school children
of the county will be in parade, carrying
flowers. The flower show, however, will
be secondary to the water carnival.
The railroad company has promised to
do all in its power to further the success
of the affair. Assurances are being re
ceived daily from different parts of the
State of hearty co-operation. Work on the
dam in the mouth of the river will be com
menced to-morrow. It will be built by
the city authorities.
Kant's mother was a woman of unusual
strength of mind. He believed that he in
herited from her his taste for metaphysical
price rrvE cents.
Garden City Foresters
Will Entertain the
Grand Court.
Range of Prices Received for
Fruit in Markets of the
Shakespeare's Great Play to Be
Given In the Open Air by
Local Talent.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May s.— The Grand
Court reception committee has completed
arrangements for the reception of the dele
gates to the Grand Court of American
Foresters, which meets in this city on
The convention will convene at 10 a. m.
At noon the street parade will form, and a
picnic will follow at Agricultural Park,
where bicycle races and other sports will
be the principal features. In the evening
a banquet will be tendered the visiting
Great interest is taken in the coming
meeting, as fourteen representatives are to
be elected to the Supreme Grand Court,
which meets in Cleveland, Ohio, in Sep
What the aanta Clara County Growers
Receive for Their Product.
SAN JOSE, Cal.. May s.— Colonel Philo
Hersey, president of the Santa Clara
County Fruit Exchange, in speaking of the
prices realized for dried fruit during the
past year, said to-day :
"Silver prunes brought from 5]4 to 7J^
cents per pound net cash, while pears sold
as low as $1 20 per 100 pounds. There was
a wide range in the prices of this fruit on
account of the quality and appearance.
Some pears soid for 13 cents a pound, and
the average was from 5^2 to 6% cents per
pound. Other pears were put on the mar
ket in such condition as to only command
from 2 to 3>£ cents. Good pitted plums
sold for 6% and 7 cents per pound. The
pitted Hungarian prunes take on a beau
tiful color when sulphured and sell for
from 9^2 to 10 cents per pound.
"Dried cherries have as yet been scarcely
introduced in the market, but the Royal
Ann brought from 8% to 9% cents per
pound in boxes, delivered. Dried Governor
Wood and black tartarian varieties are
bard to sell. Egg plums, pitted, realized
the grower 4 cents per pound, the color be
ing alone sufficient to sell them. The past
year has been a hard one for almonds and
some brought B>£ cents per pound, but the
average price was 3}4 to 5% cents. Good
almonds are now being offered for 5 cents.
Prime apricots have realized 14^ to 15
cents per pound, and peeled peaches 16 to
19 cents. Good prices have been realized
for fine prunes."
During the past year the Fruit Ex
change has handled 4,974,629 pounds of
dried fruit, 2,963,304 pounds being prunes.
There are 1,073,778 pounds of dried fruit re
maining in the warehouse.
Shakespeare's Play to Be Presented in
the Open Air.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May s.— The members
of the Catholic Ladies' Aid Society and
Pratt Home held a joint meeting yester
day and completed arrangements for pre
senting Shakespeare's play, "As You Like
It," in the open air at Agricultural Park
on Thursday evening, June 6. This will
be the first time the play has been pre
sented out of doors west of Chicago.
Miss Virginia Calhoun will take the
character of Rosalind, and Orlando will be
personated by Walter Hodges. The rest
of the cast is as follows: Celia, Miss Edith
Leach; Phoebe, Miss Alice Green. Eugene
Rosenthal, Phillip Fay, Tom McGeoghe
gan, J. Kirwin, L. Strauss, L. Oneal, \V.
Squires, J. McGinnis and others will take
the minor parts.
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