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VOLUME LXXVIII.— NO. 14.
CHILDREN PARADE AT THE WATER CARNIVAL.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 13.— There is
this to be said for the consolation of those
wbo nave not seen and will not see the
Venetian Water Carnival, that they will
never know what they •missed. The im
agination will lend itself to the description
of this sort of thing as it happens under
the glamour of distance, the shadow of St.
Mark's and the traditions of centuries.
Bat here in California it is different.
The imagination will not support either a
black-and-white telling of the trutli about
it with no background to build upon.
And so those who stay away can never
learn what is happening here in Santa
Cruz this week. The thousands who have
for two nights packed the long reaches of
tribunes extending along the river are
Coining new word? in their efforts to ex
press the surprised delight the brilliant
scene has given them.
Venice has not been reproduced here, of
course, for the marble-lined waterway.-,
with the mosses of the middle apes still
upon them, cannot be reproduced in six
week?, but a living picture of what has
been written of the life and movement and
color of her gayest streets in their gayest
holidays is presented here with features
that add something more than has been
written. The scene to-night was as much
better than that of last night as a clear
pky is an improvement over a foggy one,
especially as a background for fireworks.
The fireworks of to-night, however, were
not on the procramme to any great extent,
their place being taken by the fountain
and the waterfall. The display of illumi
nated water craft was even better than
that of last night, although most of the
floats were the same. The night was cool,
but perfectly clear, and every condition
favored the realization of the highest
dreams of the projectors of the carnival.
The attendance was such as to present a
solid bank of humanity along the shores
of the lagoon, where preparations had been
made for the spectators. The spectacle
began to arrive on time, and at 8 o'clock a
stream of bombs and rockets in the air from
the lower bridge announced to the throng
that the line was in motion. Then a line
of red fire, like a succession of signals,
sprang into life along the further bank.
Except for these lights the margin of the
lagoon was not well denned, although un
der the thousand electric lamps burning
overhead the water in the stretch between
the bandstand and the tribunes was as
light almost as day. Beyond that and
through the marsh opposite were placed
great numbers of Chinese lanterns, which
carried the illusions of a wide stretch of
the lagoon in all directions. The colored
lires, lighted at the beginning, were kept
burning at a distance both up and down
the river, and clouds of smote of their own
color floating away from them formed a
very effective incident to the picture.
To the accompaniment of rockets and
Roman candles, and as she drew nearer,
the stirring music of the big concert band,
the barge of the Queen came out of the
dim distance down under the broad white
light of the canopy of electric lamps and
to all the rest was added the applauding
of her people. Away down the river in the
opposite direction burned the deep clow of
red tire, bringing the people in the banks
and the bushes, bacK of which it is planted,
out into weird silhouettes.
The procession takes the same course as
it did last night. Red and green fires are
burning now on the bridge from which it
started. On it comes past the Queen's
throne, which is as yettenantless. on down
to the other bridge, condolas, floats and
barges with graceful canopies under which
hang tiny glass lanterns of different colors
swinging the more Bomber Chinese lan
terns, or, again, the sparkling vari-colored
lamp of the Turk and Hindoo.
The ample floats and gondolas are occu
pied by gentlemen and ladies, some of
whom are singing the soft melodies
of the South to the music of guitars.
They return and the Queen's float passes
on up to the upper bridge again, while
many of the others are grouped in front of
the bandstand, the active generals in swift
little electric launches patrolling up and
down the chanuel to keep it ciear. The
Queen's float and its immediate attend
ants return and the beautiful spectacle of
the landing as seen last night is repeated.
The picture now from the tribunes is
such a one as those whe saw it cannot
convey to those who did not. The
floats and barges are grouped at their best
and swing their lights into wonderful
combinations as they move slowly here
and there— the smaller and swifter craft
threading the labyrinth of the greater
INCIDENTS OF THE PARADE AT THE SANTA CRUZ CARNIVAL.
[Sketched by a " Call " artist.]
The San Francisco Call.
with merry jests and laughter, the distant
fires on the shore, the lights overhead, the
music, in a word, "the altogether" of it
was something to have brought a con
sciousness to these Santa Cruz people that
they have kept faith with those who have
come here to see a water carnival.
Roncovieri ran through his programme
of illustrated music and musical novelties
under these auspices that gave it peculiar
effect, the intervals between the numbers
being filled with fireworks. The pro
gramme was one of his best.
ON LAND AND WATER
Parade of the Children and the Daz-
zling Display of Craft on the
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 13.— The pro
cession of the morning, although partici
pated in by several civic organizations, was
essentially a school-children's event and
demonstrated that even the babies of
Santa Cruz know how to make and enjoy
a carnival. They are good subjects of the
Queen, all of them.
Roncovieri's band led the way, starting
the head of the line a little after 10 o'clock,
for school children are naturally enrly
birds and begin their pleasuring before the
sun has become even strong. The Wal
lace-Reynolds Post, G. A. E-, acted as
guard of honor to the line, followed by the
Naval Reserves in two sections.
Then came the srlittering turnout of the
firemen, the department from Boulder
Creek and Haywards and the hook and
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1895.
THE WATER CARNIVAL PAGEANT AT SANTA CRUZ.
[Sketch** for the Call "by Kahler.]
ladder from Monterey and next the local
firemen with their machines. A bit of a
redwood stick, about thirteen feet through.
on low heavy wheels, rolled along in the
line. It came from Hihn's mill at Gold
Gulf. Following were the children, a part
of whom were led by a school house float
of an old-fashioned type, painted a dark
red, and for which reason it was barred
out of the procession yesterday. It kept
its bell ringing and the children played
about it as merrily as though no such
thing as arithmetic was ever taught there.
The Soquel school entered a float repre
senting Washington on the Delaware.
Washington and his Continentals were
very prettily done by school children.
Washington and his soldiers were repre
sented by a handsome American flag
floated from the head of Washington's
boat, and a smaller one was carried by
each child of the school marching behind.
Aptos school was represented by a big
gondola in red geraniums, occupied by a
number of pupils of the school. In the
case of all the school floats the main body
of the pupils marched behind the floats,
each school in a uniform of its own.
The Valencia school came now without
a float, but uniformed in the carnival
Mountain school came with a splendid
floral banner and carrying a little girl
swung in a sedan chair wade of flowers
and suspended from bamboo poles on the
shoulders of six of the older pupils.
The Santa Cruz High School entered a
splendid float with figures representing
nearly all the arts and sciences. Gertie
Davis represented the Goddess of Liberty.
Pomona was represented by Miss Bush,
Ceres by Bessie Bailey, Flora by Jessie
I Adams, Agriculture by Henry Hem, elec
tricity by Sammy Fauenf, machinery by
Owen Thurber, Chester Strickland, Leslie
Nugent, Myrtle Boyle, Laura Wyman, Ella
Beaureguard and Edith Grimes.
A most conspicuous little bit of beauty
was May Rosser, a red, red rose in the pro
cession. The great petals of the rose
spread round her and seemed to be a part of
her. She sat in the center holding a wand
of roses and four men carried her upon
Following the float were the Indians in
their native woods. The distinguishing
feature of the Laurel School was a palan
quin, in which rode little Flora Laurence
surrounded by yellow marguerites, wnich
Miss Gertrude Davis, in a float represent
ing Columbia, was attended by two pretty
little girls. The float was covered with
Branciforte School had a beautiful float
drawn by four gray horses and was built
of a variety of flowers and plants. In the
driver's seat sat little Gertie Wyman in
white, with the wide spreading wings of
the butterfly. In the rear, in an immense
calla composed of natural callas, sat Paula
Robinson attended by Lucille McCormick
and Lucille Smith. Paula represented the
queen of flowers.
But the kindergarten called out the
especial enthusiasm of the people along the
line. It was a miniature log schoolhouse,
with its playground surrounded by a
rail snake fence. A dozen little tots played
about it, hung over the fence and looked
from the windows of the country school.
They were dressed in somber gray Puritan
garb, and one wore the high pointed fool's
The Grant and Gault schools followed,
carrying a little child in a hammock.
The turners brought up the end of the
line with a gymnasium on wheels, the men
performing feats of strength and equilib
rism as they moved along. At the arena
the Queen and her retinue had taken their
places on the dais and before her the pro
cession passed in review. Then the chil
dren formed in front of the throne and
sang "America" and gave three hearty
cheers for the Queen, thence they marched
away and through the streets again to the
lower plaza, where the procession was dis
So ended the opening feature of the third
day of the carnival. The second number
began shortly after 2 o'clock in the after
noon and turned from land to water again.
Roncovieri's men were in their places
across the river and the tribunes were well
filled when the bomb exploding down by
the bridge announced that the royal pro
cession by water had begun.
Slowly the grouped flotilla unwound and
stretched its slow length down the lagoon,
keeping close in by the tribunes and led by
the royal barge, which as it passed was
hailed and cheered by Anita's loyal sub
jects. They were the same craft that
rigured in the brilliant demonstration of
last night with the addition of a fleet of
fishing-boats manned by true natives of
the Adriatic. The line stretched for what
appeared at least half a mile. The boats
were held together by their painters form
ing a continuous chain.
Director-General Smith, from an ele
vated position near the throne directed the
maneuvers. The stately procession of
gilded and colored craft with streamers
flying in the breeze, their banners, festoons
and graceful trimmings swinging to and
fro as the boats rolled under the impulse
of the oars, moved down to the further ex
tremity of the tribunes and then swung
round for the return, crossing to the other
side of the lagoon and then back again,
completing the return to the bridge in this
snake-like manner— a glittering and beau
tiful sea serpent.
Judges John D. Spreckels (in his white
yachting cap), Carroll Cook and James H.
O'Brien took their places in the box to the
right of the steps of the throne with their
stack of silken banners to be bestowed to
the prize winners of the display of last
night, for the awarding of these was a part
of the proceedings of to-day. Having made
the complete circuit of the lagoon from
bridge to bridge, the great barge, with the
slow dignity of royalty, made the tour
again, still under the pilotage of the elec
tric launch and returned 10 the foot of the
great white step 3.
In the meantime the cavaliers had taken
their place in a picturesque group upon
them, and, as the royal barge came along
side, they raised their plumed hats and
gave the salute, "Hail, Queen Anita."
The Swiss guards, standing up like liv
ing figures to the barge, disembarked first,
followed by the pages. Then the Queen
and her ladies were handed out while Ron
covieri played a properly low and impres
sive strain. Being ready to review it, the
procession again moved on, and the work
of the judges began. One by one as they
passed by the prize-winners received their
colored flags denoting their merit, and as
each rowed away flying the trophy their
friends and admirers on the tribunes or on
the neighboring hillside on the banks
opposite showed their pleasure by cheers
and applause. All the while Roncovieri's
or Hastings band, the latter of which was
stationed in the tribunes, played enliven
ing music. Following are the prizes
Best decorated float — First prize, Mer
chants' Association; second, Clerks' Ass
ociation ; third, Miss Eva Bowman,
Best illuminated float — First prize, Cap
itola; second, Japanese Tea Garden; third,
California Powder Works.
Most original — First prize, Japanese Tea
Finest decorated gondola — First prize,
Finest illuminated gondola — First prize,
CARRIAGE OF MBS. J. R. CHASE, DECORATED WITH MARIGOLDS, WHICH TOOK FIRST PRIZE Ug
. ITS CLASS.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist.]
Finest decorated launch — First prize,
Finest illuminated launch — First prize,
Finest decorated rowboat — First prize,
J. Goodwin; second, F. Gables; third,
L. F. Grover.
Finest illuminated rowboat — First prize,
J. Bernheim; second, L. G. Williams;
third, Mr. Leonard.
Finest decorated sailboat — First prize,
N. Faraola; second, Joe Buelna; third,
Finest illuminated sailboat — First prize,
Dennis Townsend; second, Ed Lavish;
third, J. W. King.
Finest appearing canoe — First prize,
Best novelty in parade — First prive, East
The Queen's Winged Messenger,
Which Was Shot and Wounded.
Cliff "Campfire"; second, the F. A. Hihn
To-morrow afternoon a regatta for both
river and beach is on the programme, in
cluding, also, swimming races, a concert in
the afternoon and reception in the evening
to the Half-million and Union League
clubs and a grand ball at the pavilion.
Hastings' band will also give a concert on
the river in the evening.
For the grand ball of the carnival the
Queen will be dressed in white and gold
brocade «atm, with jeweled belt and a man
tle of white velvet. It was designed at Sun
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
shine Villa by Mme. Pierre Lomet, late of
The Olympia, with the Naval Battalion,
arrived at 6:20, announcing that fact by
salute of her guns. Immediately upon her
arrival Lieutenant Morey of Santa Cruz
detailed Ensign Lindsay to go aboard and
present his compliments. Lieutenants
Stable and Brook mustered in the reserves
ANITA'S MESSENGER SHOT.
The Bird Which Ilrouglit the Queen's
Photograph From Santa Cruz
The carrier pigeons which were liberated
at Santa Cruz yesterday morning as a part
of the programme of the Water Carnival
did not all reach home without accident.
There were nine birds let loose during
the festivities. They were the property of
A. Carlisle of this City, whose residence is
in Berkeley, and whose cote of homing
pigeons is known as the "Blue and Gold"
lofts. But though nine birds were flown
only one bore a message, and this it hap
pened was an excellent photograph of the
beautiful Queen of the Carnival.
The pigeons were released at 9:20 o'clock
ana together rose in air and headed for
home. A telegraphic dispatch was sent at
once to Berkeley, and at that end of the
route a keen lookout was kept for the
birds' arrival. By noon eight had made
their appearance, but the hearer of the
message was missing.
At 1:15 o'clock the ninth bird arrived.
It (lew slowly, and its feathers were be
daubed with blood. An examination re
vealed a shot wound under the left wing,
and the wonder was that the pigeon
reached home at all. The message was
safe, however, and Mr. Carlisle has hopes
that with careful nursing his wounded pet
The person who tired the shot is un
TRAVER'S GHOST SCARE.
An Uncanny Prowler of the
Night Who Frightens the
Escapes a Party of Pursuers by
Urging His Horse Across a
VISALIA, Cal., June 13.— Traver, a
town north of here, has a well-developed
»host scare. The superstitious element of
the population no longer ventures upon
the streets at night, and tales of uncanny
visitors at ihe midnight hour are told and
retold in hushed tones. The children
listen to the tales of their elders, and retire
to dream oi wraiths and goblins.
Tuesday night four farmhands were
awakened by the stampeding of their
horses. They got up to see what the mat
ter was, and were horrified at seeing a fig
ure in white cross the ground and then dis
appear. One of the men was so badly
frightened that he fainted. Yesterday
morning they left the ranch after being
paid. They snid nothing could induce
them to stay on the place.
Last night a party went out to the haunt
ed place and kept watch, and was rewarded
by seeing the uncanny visitor. One man
chased the "ghost" on horseback, but it got
away by urging its charger over a big ditch.
Several years ago a woman murdered her
child on or near this ranch, and it is said
that the woman's ghost is abroad in the
land. The watch will be renewed to-night
and an effort made to catch the fellow, who
is frightening the women and children.
The Vote at I isalia.
VISALIA, Cal., June 13.— The vote for
Goddess of Liberty at 7 o'clock to-night
was: Miss Ward 6143, Miss Stevens 5914,
Miss Blake 49G0, Miss Brown 3417.
A METEOR FALLS NEAR TACOMA
Witnessed, by Many Spectators, Who
feel the Jar When It Strikes the Earth.
TACOMA, Wash., June 13.— An aerial
visitor, with a head resembling an arc
light, a tail twenty feet lone and four feet
wide, and all the colors of a rainbow, fell
this morning near the Oakland school.
P. H. Carn?y and several others were wit
nesses to the extraordinary phenomenon
while on their way to this city from
Edison at 10 a. m. The sun was shining
brightly at the time, and the long, oscil
lating tail in its iridescent splendor pre
sented a beautiful sight as it shot through
the air. The meteor disappeared in the
trees, and immediately there followed a
decided jar. An investigation is being
made in the vicinity, where the under
brush and trees are dense.
Quirt; Time to Ogden.
CARLIN, Nev., June 13.— A new time
card will go into effect on the Central Pa
cific to-morrow. Number 2 passenger, west
bound, will be a flyer, the distance from
Ogden to San Francisco to be covered in
rive hours Jess time than now. The dis
tance from Carlin to Winnemucca— l2o
miles — will be made in three hours.
[For additional coast telegraph gee Second Page.)