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VOLUME LXXIX.-NO. 142.
LA FIESTA DE LOS ANGELES Queen Mildred's Revelers Are Ready for the Conquest. STREETS GAYLY GARBED Angelenos Decorate Their City in the Colors of the Carnival. HER MAJESTY'S RICH ROBES. Regal Costumes Msdj in California From Material Purchased Within the State. LOS ANGELES, Cal., April 19.— One day more and Los Angeles will be en fete. Already the city has a holiday appear ance, but a great deal of work remains to be done in the next twenty-four iiours to make the town a fit place of residence for her Majesty, the queen of the carnival, whose coming has been heralded for Tues day evening. The Queen's merry maskers will take possession of the city on the afternoon of that day. They will parade the street- in fantastic array, pillaging the stores and marts of trade for such articles as they think are meet tributes for their gracious sovereign. The merchants who are wise will bar their doors against the invaders, but those who have already contributed liberally of their wealth to defray the expenses of the court will have little to fear, as the Queen baa given instructions that her foragers shall pass the houses of all such and loot only the business places of rich men who have refused to make voluntary contributions of their substance for the entertainment of her Majesty and her train. To the credit of the easiness men of Los Angeles as a whole it must be said that they have shown great enterprise and lib brality in the matter of subscribing funds for the fiesta and devising means w hereby to make the third annual carnival the most successful event of the kind ever at tempted o:i '.he Pacific Coast. From pres ent indications there is every reason to believe that their expectations will be real ized and that tiie thousands of visitors to Los Angeles this week will see such a ser ies of feies as tiaa never been equaled on the Western shores oi this continent. There is oniy one contingency that can detract from the pleasure of the occasion and that is the weather, an element that usually does not enter into the calcula tions of the people in this land of sun shine in making preparations for outdoor amusements. This year seems to be ex ceptional, however, in view of the high winds that have prevailed for nearly a week, which, to some extent, marred the iloral festival at Santa Barbara. Should this kind of weather continue it would in terfere materially with the comfort of the spectators and participants in the carnival events, and might prove disastrous to pome of the street decorations, but the people are hopeful and are going ahead with the preparations just as though they *ere assured of the linest kind of weather. It would be very unusual, indeed, if there should be two weeks of such weather as. that of last week. To-day was raw and chilly and a rough wind came in from the ocean. A change of weather before Tues day is confidently expected. A great many of the street decorations were completed yesteraay and last night. All along the line of march, which takes in Broadway, Spring and Main streets, from Seventh street to the plaza, the elec tric poles are being decorated with palm leaves and boughs of pepper, eucalyptus and other evergreens. Banners of red, yellow and green floated to the breeze from wires stretched across streets at intervals of about 100 feet. The streets leading from the railroad stations to the center of the city are similar! v decorated, giving visitors from abroad the impression that the whole city is decked in colors typical of the orange, the oiive and wine. Many of the ousiness houses and private residences are being elaborately decorated, the red, green and yellow of the fiesta being harmoniously blended with the national colors. At night red, green ana yellow incadescent electric light greet the eye on every hand. Wires are being strung along all the business streets about eight feet from the curb, from which thousands of Chinese lanterns will be suspended. The city during the five nights of the carnival will be most brilliantly illuminated. On a block of vacant ground bounded by Sixth, Hope, Seventh and Flower streets, tribunes have been erected for the seating of 5000 Deople. The seats are arranged in tiers around what is called the Queen's Highway, through which all processions will oass immediately after starting. In the center of the tribunes the queen, surrounded by her maids of honor and the gentlemen of her court, will be seated on a throne, Irom which she will review all the parades*. The sale of seats began last Mon day and notwithstanding the fact that the price was repeatedly raised nearly all were sold in a few days. On nearly every vacant Jot along the line of march addi tional tribunes are beinsr erected and seats are selling in advance like hot cakes. Be sides these every window ana balcony along the route\of the parades will have its quota of spectators. The line of inarch is a long one and ample opportunity will be afforded the countless thousands who wili throng the city to see ail the | ageauts. After passing through the queen's hiphway near the point of forming the route will be via Sixth street to Broadway, to First, to Spring, to Seventh, to Main, to and around the piaza, countermarch on Main to Tem ple and thence on Spring street back to First and Broadway, whore the processions will disband. The course will be about three miles lonj:. The choice of a Queen by the executive committee of La Fiesta was a most happy one. Mrs. Mark Lewis, upon whom the The San Francisco Call. honor was conferred, is a most beautiful young woman and very popular. She will make the ideal Queen." Her father, R. H. Howell, a well-known capitalist, and her husband, assistant cashier of the State Loan and Trust Company, have spared no ex pense to make ber wardrobe the most regal ever displayed in Los Angeles. Each of her gowns has been evolvea with an eye to the most effective detail. They were designed and made by Miss Alice Gastren, and all the material, the yards and yards of shining satin, the webs of filmy lace, the golden jeweled embroidery and the royal ermine, were bought in Los Angeles, and Los Angeles luay well be content with the knowledge that when such an occasion offers she has within her stores material quite befitting a Queen's wardrobe. First there is the dress in which her Majesty appears when she, with her court, meets the ceremonial committee at the pavilion Tuesday night— a shining shim mering pink brocade with great splasnes of yellow chrysanthemums covering it. A fall of rich lace ornaments the front, embroidered with jewels. From this falls long yellow silken tabs, finished with gold fringe and gold ornaments of costly beads. Immense puffed sleeves and a Marie An toinette collar of gold lace finish the waist, while a long court train of yellow satin, edged with ermine, gives a most beautiful and queenly effect. The lovely day gown which will h* seen at the tribunes is of rich white siL», bro caded in green and pink. Emerald green velvet tabs, fastened with an immense rhinestone bucKle, the tabs falling to the feet, ornament the waist, while from the high Medici collar, jeweled and glittering, sweeps the train of green velvet, lined with pink satin and trimmed with ermine. The decorations are of pearl passementerie and form a striking contrast to the em erald velvet decorations. At Athletic Park the dress worn will be of white mousseline de soie over white satin. Over this fall yards and yards of filmy Valenciennes lace. A Spanish flounce finishes the skirt, ornamented with garlands of green and white tendrils ana Nile green roses. A white hat, a white silken and lace flounced parasol, long white gloves and white satin slippers are Dart of this costume. The ball dress is, perhaps, in its comple tion the most beautiful. It is of dazzling white satin, with jeweled plastrons, gold and jeweled embroideries ornamenting the skirt. Tho sleeves are puffed and are of gold-brocaded silk, a high gold lace collar finishing the neck. The long court train is of gold brocade, lined with yellow satin and finished with ermine. With all these dresses the jeweled girdle and necklace of rubies and the beautiful crown are worn and the golden scepter is carried. The queen's clear cut, regular features, her delicately tinted complexion,; her beautiful bronze brown eyes with their long lashes, her tall and stately figure, all com bine in effects of extreme and queenly beauty. F. K. Rule's two little sons, Gerald and Roy, will carry the Queen's train in the picturesque dress of court pages. In nearly every sbopwindow in the city are displayed photographs of this stately woman who has been chosen to rule over the Ansrelenos during the period of the fiesta. Her dazzling beauty will be charm ingly augmented by that of sixteen maids of honor, who have all been chosen for their grace of form and manner. One.of the greatest events of the fiesta will be the concert to be given on Wednes day evening. A magnificent chorus of John F. Francis, President of La Fiesta of Los Angeles. 300 voices has been assiduously trained and the effect of this harmony of vocular ensemble cannot fail to be one of the greatest musical events in the history of the city. The services of Mrs. Maud Berry Fisher, who has a voice of great range, wonderful flexibility and of great sympa thetic quality, have been secured as so prano soloist. Mrs. Charles Dickman, who has a voice of wonderful depth and beauty, and has been the solo contralto in the most noted choirs of San Francisco and Oakland, will also be heard. The tenor is Andrew Bo eert. He is an artist of renown and favor in the musical world, and has a magnifi cent voice — pure, unalloyed and sweet. Another great feature of the week's fes tivities will be the floral parade on Satur day. Besides innumerable other decorated equipages, there will be a score of tally-ho coaches and drags, with from four to eight SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 1896. horses. The Jonathan Club expects to carry off first prize with its tally-ho, the decorations of which will cost hundreds of dollars. IJEALJ>sntIUi'S CONTEST. Final Count of the Vote* for Queen to 1i« Made I hia Evening. HEALDSBURG. Cal., April 19. — The contest for queen of Healdsburg's Floral Festival closes to-morrow evening at 7:30 o'clock, and to-night a guard watches the ballQt box, for hundreds of votes were deposited to-day, and each represents a moneyed value. The finance committee does not intend to let any enterprising individual get away with the contents of the box. Without a doubt the vote to-morrow will be heavy. There are four pretty girls who would be willing to wear the floral crown, and the friends of each are working hard for their favorite. Even on this blustering Sunday workers were out in the farming districts adding to the already large purses raised. Miss Nellie Petiay heads the list with 1570 votes, having 300 more than Miss Alice Haigh, who leads Miss Edna Biddle by fourteen votes. Miss Oza Waldrop is close up. Miss Waldrop is a pretty blonde, and her many friends are quite intent to have her in fourth place until the last ballot has been put into the box, when, they declare, she will be found to have a sufficient number to make her queen. A committee from the Veteran Fire man's Association was here fro m San Francisco to-day making arrangements for the accommodation of the association d uring festival days. The decoration committee has been al lowed $425 additional for the purpose of making an electrical display, and a five pointed star of electric lights will be hung over the plaza. Hundreds of blue and white incandescent lights will make the business portion of town bright as day by night. Entries for the parade are coming in from all parts of Sonoma County and one float has been entered from Mendocino County. Five bands have been engaged for the fiesta. Snila From Santa Barbara. SANTA BARBARA, Cal., April 19.— The United States steamer Albatross, which has been lying here for the last week, will leave for San Pedro to-morrow, where it will remain for the next week to give the officers and men an opportunity to view the Los Angeles fiesta. The Alba tross is the United States Fishing Com mis sion boat, and prior to coming here did some deep sea dredging around Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Islancs, but found nothing of note. BALtIXGTOS^ BOOTH. Greeted With Wild Unthutlaam at Cooper Union, .»»/' iorlc. NEW YORK, N. V., April 19.— An enthusiastic gathering greeted Com mander Ballington Booth of the Volun teers to-night at a meeting of the organi zation held in Cooper Union. The com mander made a brief statement of his position in regard to the Salvation Army and his reason for leaving it, and when he spoke of his sentiments toward the Ameri can people and American institutions th«> applause was so loud and long-continued that he had to beg for silence before he was allowed to proceed. STREET RIOTS IN HONOLULU. The Portuguese in an Angry and Troublesome Mood. CONFLICT WITH POLICE. President Dole Has a Narrow Escape From Personal Violence. THE MOB FINALLY DISPERSED. Indications of a Conspiracy Looking to the Restoration of the Ex-Queen. HONOLULU, Hawaii. April 10.— There is a feeling of unrest and uncertainty in this city at present, which arose from the recent Portuguese demonstration to the Legislature, and which has been aggra vated by occurrences since that time , the principal one of which was a regular Por tuguese riot on Sunday evenin g last. Mrs. Mark Lewis, Queen of the Los Angeles Fiesta, and Her Maids of Honor. On the corner of Punchbowl and Emma streets a drunken ex-policeman took away a bicycle from a Portuguese boy, and his cries brought a lot of Portuguese women to his assistance. This portion of the city marks the commencement of the Portu guese quarter, while a few doors below, on Emma street, is the residence of President Dole. A row ensued, in which the drunken policeman was roughly handled by a num ber of Portuguese. He was, however, arrested by one of the mounted patrol, who was attracted to the scene by the dis turbance, and taken to the station-house. In the meantime the crowd of Portu guese had been swelled to two or three hundred, and two or three police had ar rived on the scene. The Portuguese be gan abusing the policemen and calling them all manner of vile namss. President Dole heard the disturbance and came out to the street, where he warned a number of excited Portuguese to go home, but they paid no attention to him. A lieutenant of police came up at this juncture and asked the President for orders. He was told to clear the streets and arrest any who opposed the order. By this time seven or eight police were on hand, including two or three of the mounted patrol. These charged on the mob, and picking out two or three of the ringleaders attempted to arrest them. The mob resisted, and as fast as one was ar rested the mob would rescue him. The Portuguese fought with sticks and stones and finally commenced pulling off the pickets from neighboring fences. The police, except the lieutenant, were only armed with clubs, but they did good execution with them. A passing wagon was seized by the police and they made a stand around it, seizing a rioter and throwing him in as they got a chance. Meanwhile, the mounted police were riding their horses through the mob and endeavoring to separate them. The mob by this time had got in front of President Dole's house and was rapidly increasing in size. The Prezident went in among tne rioters and urged them to dis perse, but they paid no attention to him, although they offered him no personal violence. In the meantime the facts had been telephoned to the police station, and Cap- A. Roncovieri, Musical Director of the Los Angeles Fiesta. tain Scott, at the head of a dozen heavily armed police, came up Emma street in the patrol wagoa at a gallop, and they arrived just in time to prevent loss of life. The lieutenant of police was surrounded by rioters on all sides and drew his pistol to protect himself. The mob yelled that he would not shoot, but he fired one shot on the ground. At the sound of the shot and the sight of the rifles in the patrol waeon the mob dodged round the corner and disappeared. When the melee was over the police took stock of what they had in the wapon and found nine of the rioters, two of whom had to be sent to the hospital at once. The others were taken to the police sta tion where they were at once bailed out by leading Portuguese at $100 cash each. The police escaped without any serious in juries. Since that occurrence there has been much ill-feeling between the police and the Portuguese, which so far has only found vent in occasional volleys of stones thrown at policemen from behind fences. The result of all this has been to create a feeling of impending trouble with the Portuguese, and this is increased by the i inactivity of the legislative committees on the Portuguese petitions. The Legisla ture is inclined to treat the recent demon stration as a bulldoziug proposition and will be apt eventually to consign the pe tition to the waste basket. In the meantime no one seems to really know what the Portuguese are up to. Readers of The Call will remember that in these letters a prediction was made that the restoration of the ex-Queen was what was secretly aimed at, and from in formation gained by your correspondent since that time he is more than ever con vinced that that is what is really intended by some of the members of the society. I am in a position to know that certain Portuguese have made treasonable utter ances, and that these have been reported to the Government, which, so far, has made no move beyond watching the sus pects very closely. How the Portuguese expect to effect the restoration is unknown, for they have no arms or financial backing, but that they have some deep-laid scheme on foot is self-evident. They have abso lutely refused work on any of the planta tions, even at the increased rate of $18 per month now offered. The Government, confident in its strength, is taking things very easily, but at the same time is fully awake to the situation. FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE. Anglo-American System of Arbitration to Be Discussed in Conference at Washington, WASHINGTON, i). C, April 19.-A national conference to discuss methods of securing a permanent system of arbitra tion between the United States and Great Britain will be held in Washington Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The call contemplated a conference of the same size as a National convention, and it is expected from the responses received that about 300 gentlemen will be in at tendance. It was signed by a number of gentlemen prominently identified with the peace arbitration movement, including Chief Justice Fuller, General Miles of the army, Admiral Walker of the navy, Hon. John W. Foster, Cardinal Gibbons, Presi dent Eliot of Harvard, Seth Low of New York, William H. Beatty of San Fran cisco. Bishops Foss and Ryan of Philadel phia, Rev. B. M. Palmer of New Orleans and Marshall Field of Chicago. Ex-Senator Edmunds is slated for pre siding officer and the first day's speakers include beside him Hon. John W. Foster, President James B. Angell of Michigan, Edward Atkinson of Massachusetts and Hon. Carl Schurz of New York. KNIFE AGAINST PISTOL Battle to Death on a Streetcar Between an Ex-Policeman and a Gang of Negroes. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 19.— As a result of a battle on a streetcar about 1 o'clock this morning ex-Policeman Jonas and Will Hampton are dying and several others are saffering from ■wounds more or less serious. When Jonas was on the force be incurred the enmity of the negroes by the rough manner in which he treated them, and since his removal from the force the negroes have repeatedly threat ened him. When Jonas boarded the streetcar he found it full of negroes, among them being Will Hampton, who, having a grudge against the ex-officer, began curs ing him and a free fight followed, the ne gro s attacking the white man. Hampton used a pistol and Jonas a kniie. The white man slashed with the knife, cutting Hampton's throat and wounding several others. Jonas finally put the negroes to flight, but not before he had received a bullet in the head and was beaten almost to a jelly. Ail the negroes have been ar rested. Jonas and Hampton will die. It is believed the attack on Jonas was pre meditated. SOCIETY MAS DROWNED. Went Sailiua With a Tarty of Six Young ■'■ ■. ■ '•■■:. . . Friends. ■.■■:'■ .', . BALTIMORE, Mb., April 19.— H. P. C. Wilson Jr., son of Dr. H. P. C. Wilson of this city, a well-known club man and fav orite in society circles, was drowned yes terday afternoon. With a party of six friends, Mr. Wilson accompanied Alexan der Brown to the latter's private ducking and fishing shore on Back River. The young men went sailing in a cat-boat and while standing upright Mr. Wilson was thrown overboard by a sudden lurch of the little craft and was drowned. The body was recovered to-day. He was an excel lent swimmer and it is probable he was at tacked with a cramp. PRICE FIVE CENTS. DYNAMITE FOR THE MATABELES. Buluwayo's Defenders Lay a Train of the Deadly Explosive. FIRED BY ELECTRICITY. Mines Connected With the Cen tral Laager Can Be Ex ploded Separately. RELIEF FORCE IN DANGER* Natives Move Southward to Attack the Re-enforcements Dispatched From Mafeking. CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 19.— A dispatch from Buluwayo, dated yester day, says that the number of rebellious Matabeles is increasing daily and that they are massing closer to the town. A dynamite train that is arranged to be tired by electricity nas been laid in the out sKirts and along the streets. The mines are all connected with the central laager and can be exploded separately. On Friday night some of the Matabelea changed their positions?. It is be believed that they moved southward to attempt to prevent the advance of the 500 men from Mafeking, wno are marching to the relief of Buluwayo. GERMAN moors LANDED. Official* Discover Military Equipment! Discharged From a Steamer. LONDON, Exg., April 19.— The Times will to-morrow publish a dispatch from Cape Town saying that the German steamer Bundesrath arrived at Delagoa Bay on Tuesday last and at Komnti on Wednesday. It landed a laree number of passengers, who did not wish to allow their luggaee to be examined, however, and the searchers unearthed uniforms, top boots, helmets and other military equipments. The German officers after ward produced passports, and the party proceeded for Pretoria, the capital of the Transvaal. KRVGER'S DEMAND. Claim* £1,500,000 Indemnity for the Recent Raid by Jameson. LONDON, Eng., April 19.— The Daily News will to-morrow say that President Krueer has claimed an indemnity of £1,500,000 from the British South Africa Com pan y for the recent raid of Dr. Jarne* son into the Transvaal. Revolt on the Congo. LONDON, Eng., April 20.— The Times' Brussels dispatch says: A revolt has occurred among the natives at Aruwimi (on the Coneo River, at the mouth of the Aruwimi River, in the Congo Free Btate), and several Congo Free State agents hava been killed. STRUCK BY A BOMB. A Por*tguese Manufacturer and Him Coachman Assassinated. LISBON, Portugal, April 19.— While a wealthy manufacturer of this city named Domingucz was driving in a carriage last night to the Alexandria Railway station, a bomb loaded with dynamite and nails was thrown at the carriage. 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