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San Francisco's Fourtii of July Celebrated
in Loyal Fashion — Oup Patriotic City
is True to He? .Noble .Motto: "Opo en
Paz; en Sueppa, Fieppo."
FOURTH OF JULY celebrations in
San Francisco are always spirited.
The present year yields an ex
cellent illustration of the earnest
patriotism of our people. All
citizens join . ladly in paying homage
to the anniversary of the Nation's birth
day. Thus has it been since the founda
tion of this magnificent metropolis.
Thus will it continue while the City ■
stands. The legend on our municipal j
escutcheon is truly and nobly emblematic, j
In peace, we have gold for our beloved
country. In war, we have steel for ncr
The people of the Golden Gate never do
anything by halves. The celebration of
the Fourth of July of 1896 was no excep
tion to this characteristic. It was com
plete and enthusiastic. It had more flags
and tri-colored bunting and cheers and
red fire than ever before.
The parade was as spectacular as any
Fourth of July parade that has marched
with rife and drum and bugle and become
silent in the years gone by.
Market street presented a canopy of
fluttering flags, tri-coJored bunting, bril
liant lumerns and pictures of Presidents
and patriots upheld by wires. The store
fronts were, in many instances, almost
covered by National colors.
The principal streets and resorts were
packed with people all day long and far
into the night. During the parade the
crowd was so dense that passage along the
streets and sidewalks was almost impossi
ble except for those in the parade. The
decorations extended from the foot of
Market street almost up to Van Ness ave
nue.on Kearny street almost down to Clay,
and on Geary, OTarrell, Grant avenue,
Post, Sntter and other streets for blocks
away from Market. Streaming proudly
through it all the flag of one nation only
was visible— the stars and itripes. The '
tunes that the bands played oftenest were
the "Star-spangled Banner," "Yankee
Doodle," "Hail Columbia" and "Amer
ica." The patriotism displayed was for
one flae and one country.
The chief interest in the day's events
was manifested by t;e mass of the people
in the parade. It was a little slow in be
ginning to move, but when it finally got
under way it moved majestically. His
was a dry heart, indeed, which did not j
Bwell at the spectacle. Up Market street I
it marched, an army carrying waving
plumes and fluttering flags.
Above the spectators in the streets the
windows and roofs of the tall buildings
were filled with faces. Nobod3 r seemed to
care very much if a cannon-cracker
dropped by the übiquitous small boy went
off under his feet. The greatest good
humor prevailed.
The chief marshals were resplendent in
their uniforms and Fashes. Chief of Po
lice Crowley made a dicnified and fine ap
pearance in uniform.
Mayor Sutro was enthusiastically
cheered. He occasionally bowed his ac
knowledgments from a carriage adorned
with roses and wreaths.
The German societies were often ap
plauded, and particularly so on Kearny |
The parade moved at 10:35, and it took
an hour for it to pass a given point. It
was about two and a half miles long.
All the floats attracted admiration.
Many hats went oft to the queens,
Goddess of Liberty, "California' 1 and
The model of the battle-ship Oregon, in
miniature, on a float, with a brindle dog '
for a mascot, was greatly admired. In- !
terest was intensified when it was seen !
to belch fire, smoke and the noise of war
from genuine little guns, which pro
truded from the turrets just as the big
guns do on the real Oregon down in the
bay getting her finishing touches. The
guns were elevated at an angle above the !
crowds of people in the streets, and on "
this account, though the charges were
strong enough to make plenty of noise,
only one man was hurt. But this was
not owing to any fault in the guns or I
t-alvator Vincent of Napa street wan
standing on the corner of Market and !
Montgomery streets watching the parade, j
A flash from one of the miniature guns of <
the model of the battle-ship Oregon set
fire to one of the Mags on the float. Vin
cent sprang forward to tear down the j
burning flag, when another gun went off !
and the wadding penetrated his right arm,
inflicting an ugly wound. He was taken
to the Receiving Hospital, where his
wounded arm was attended to.
People began to crane their necks when
the waving red, white and blue pampas ,
plumes of the hundreds of members of the :
Junior Order of United American Me
chanics came into sight. They were fol- \
lowed by that well-known emblem of pa- j
triotism, "the little - red schoolhouse,"
and both were frequently and enthusias
tically applauded along the line of march. :
The members of the Japanese battalion, ;
witn their unique uniforms, their how- ]
itzer and carrying the beautiful cherry i
blossoms, afforded one of the most pleas
ing sights of the parade. They were
much admired. In fact, on picturetque
ness, they divided the honors with any
other section ot the procession. The j
Fujiyamas stepped with precision and j
bore themselves with dignity. When the j
howitzer was elevated, with its yawning
mouth threatening the heavens, and it
went off, and there was a spectacle of a
man frantically waving his arms in mid
air, the people wondere<3.
The countermarch on Van Ness avenue j
with tne hill and clouds for a background,
and all the colors and streamers flying in
the breeze, and the scores of bands play
ing, was a most beautiful sight.
The procession was happily free from
any serious accidents or disturbances, and
the spectators spontaneously manifested
their appreciation of the parade as it
moved majestically along the lineof march, j
The small boy dotting in thousands the
brown pavement of the avenue and elud
ing the vigilant policeman was very much
in evidence here, as along the entire line
of march. The Fourth of July is pre
eminently the day of all holidays for
Young America, and he enjoyed it yester
day as he ever has and ever «ill in free
born America.
fjTSHE first division, headed by Com-
I pany A, under Captain George- W.
Wittman, and Company B, under
Captain John Spillane, of the San Fran
cisco police force moved out on to Market
street shortly after half-past 10 o'clock.
Chief of Police Crowley was in command.
The Golden Gate band followed in ad
vance of Grand Marshal Umbsen and staff.
Marshal and aids presented a typical mar
tial appearance. The marshal was uni
formed in blue, with cold trimmings and
sash, an i wore a white plume.
Major Charles H. Murphy, chief of staff,
in a major's full dress uniform, accom
panied him on one side, and First Chief
Aid Walter H. Wood on the other. Be
hind came the chief aids, wearing the red,
white and blue sash and black plume.
They were:
First Lieutenant J. D. Miley, U. S. A.; Second
Lieutenant John W. Joyes, U. S. A. ; Colonel
James F. Smith, P. A. Bergerot, W.W. Shan
non, E. J. Vogel, Will D. Shea, J. F. Fraser,
Nicholas H. Lang. Colonel W. R. Parnell.
Chairman of the par&de committee, Cap
tain John Tuttle. came next, followed by
the aids, all wearing blue sashes and black
plumes. They were:
Charles R. Nathan, Charles F. Kapp, Oscar
V. Gerznbek, David Buck, Harry W. Adama, W.
M. Abbott, A. K. Daggett, G. Holland, H. G.
Vaughn, George Newman, Dr. J. Albert Noble,
Thomas K. Kase.William Mclntire, John Mcln
tire, G. W. Burr, Dawson Mayer, Captain D.
McDevltt, Frank W.Titus, George Hufschmldt,
Henry B. Nibbe, Walter H. Wood, A. Everding,
Patrick Lynch. C. F. Humphries, Fred Butter
field, Charles M. Brink, Fred Blumberg, N. E.
Nary, Fred Vetter, George H. Friermuth, Mas
ter Earl Wilson, J. C. Olandt, Conrad HJlder
brandt, A. P. Rhodes, Charles Myall. Captain
Silk, F. E. Monteverde Jr., A. E. Noble, D.
Coyne, Louis Goldstonc, C. J. Hutching!, W.
Linden, A. E. McDevitt, John C. Slater, Gus
tave Gunzcudorffer, A. J. Donovan, James H.
Riley, Captain P. Sullivan.
The horses ridden by the officers of this
division were all large and magnificent
After the aids marched a battalion of
United Btat«*s troops, headed by the First
Infantry band, U. 8. A., and preceding
the First Keg i men t of the militia. The
battalion was officered as follows:
Battallion — Captain John J. O'Connell com
manding. Company C, Lieutenant Erank O.
Ferris; Company D, Captain M. P. Maus ; Com
pany B, Lieutenant S. A. Cloman; Company F,
Captain C. G. Star.
Brigadier-General Warfield, command
ing the first division, ami stuff, followed,
making a splendid appearance. They
were mounted on line horses. The staff
consisted of:
Lieutenant-Colonels J. G. Glesting and C. F.
Hanson; Majors Charles Jansen, Charles H.
Murphy, H. B. Hosmer. W. A. HaUled, C. J.
Evans, J. H. Mangels and D. S. Dorn; Captains
8. L. Naphtaly and 11. A. Wegener; Sergeants-
Mnjor E. de Spanr and E. S. Crosby; Signal
Corps, Second Brigade, N. G. C, Captain C. C.
lSonrdiii2.il commanding.
Three battalions of the First Infantry
Regiment followed, headed by the Fir«t
Regiment band. The second division, or
the Fifth Infantry Regiment, with their
bands, followed, but preceded by the sail
Scene in the Auditorium During Yesterday's Fourth of July
Observances. The Baud Playing "The Star-spangled
Banner." {
ors and marine* of the cvuiser Charleston. I
The regiments were officered as follows:
First lufantry Regiment. N. G. C— Lieuten- !
ant-Colonel Victor D. Duboce commanding. ■
Staff— Major W. D. McCarthy, Captains AlJred
J. Kelleher and P. J. If. Farrell, First Lieuten
ants Louis Barrere, Emil A. Kehrlein and Bert
R. Heoht.
First Battalion — Major Charles Boxton com
manding. Company D, Captain Robert A.
Marshall; Company A, Captein John F. Con
nelly; Company E, Captain Edward Fitzpat
rick; Company I, Captain R. Richter.
Second Battalion— Major Hugh T. Sime com
manding. Company M, Captain Thomas F.
O'Neil; Company L, Captain John F. Egbert;
Company X, Captain Gwrge Filraer; Company
H, Captain Frank \V. Warren.
Third Biittalion— Major Charles L. Tilden
commanding. Company X, Captain Thomas J.
| Cunningham ; Company C, Captain J. W.
Dumbreil; Company F, Captain John A Miller;
Company G, Captain Edgar C. Sutliffe; Cadets,
Captain J. R. Moulthrop.
Fifth Infantry, N. G. C. Fifth Infantry band.
Second Battalion, Mujor John F. Hayes com
luandine. Staff — Major J. P. Dunn, Captains
I). A. Smith and T. A. Rottiinzi, First Lieuten
ants A. A. Borlini. J. H. Hendy, E. S. Heller, C.
| C Derby. Company A, Captain Charles T.
Poulter; Company F, Captiiin George H. Weth-'
crn; Company G, Captain W. F. Chipman.
Naval Battalion, N. G. C, Lieutenant-Com
mander L. H. Turner commanding. Staff —
Lieutenants W. E. Elliott, J. T. Sullivan, C. C.
Dennis, F. W. Harris, A. E. MorgHn. First Di
vision, Lieutenant C. A. Douglass; Second Di
vision, Lieutenant W. E. Gunn. Cavalry, N\
G. C— Troop A, Lieutenant Charles A. Jenks.
The Second I»ivi«*i«».i.
After the militia came the second divi
sion of the parade, made up of the veter
ans, men who have done more than
walk proudly through streets decked in
lioliday attire; in fact, men who have seen
battle — seen the prose as well as the poetry
of things military.
Marshal Harney Burdell, with Chief
Aid Leon Joues and Aids S. M. Carr and
A. J. Vining, were in advance, followed
by the Second Artillery band. The
Veteran Guard of California marched first,
Captain J. B. Lauck commanding. Fol
lowing came the different posts of the
G. A. R.
Lincoln Poat No. 1, Harry W. Mortimer
' commander.
George H. Thomas Post No. 2, A. J. Vining
- commander.
James A. Garflela Post No. 34, R. R. Kilgore,
' commander.
Colonel Cass Post No. 46, John O'Neill com
General George C. Meade Post No. 48. J. F.
■ Coggin commander.
Liberty Post No. 33, W. J. Park commander.
Veterans of the Mexican War.
Sons of American Revolution.
Three handsome and tastefully deco
f rated Grand Army floats brought up the
I rear of the second division. First, that
• of Seven Pines Circle, drawn by four
\ horses; afterward came two floats of the
Gettysburg Circle.
The Third Division.
The third division was filled entirely
• by the First Regiment of the League of
• the Cross Cadets, who appeared soldierly
and well drilled. The division was headed
" by the Park band.
• A. B. Magnire was marshal, with chief
' aid Thomas H. Fallon and aids D. J.
' Maboney, Thomas R, Curtis, Charies B.
Dann and John H. Sheehan.
The First Regiment of the Cadets was
ofheered as follows :
Colonel W. C. Mahoney commanding; Lieu
s tenant-Colonel M. P. O'Shea. Staff— Captain
- and Adjutant Daniel C. Deasy and A. P. Mulli
-1 gan; Lieutenants James Devlin and H. F. Sul
. livan.
First Battalion— Major Daniel J. McGloln
commanding; Lieutenant Edward W. Fay.
Company A, Captain Frink S. Urady; Com
pany M, Captain T. Dinan; Company G, Cap
r tain E. J. Power; Company D, Captain James
f Mcßrlde; Company X, Lieutenant Peter Casey;
- Company I, Captain P. Haggerty.
Second Battalion— Major James Brouchona
commanding; Lieutenant Edward J. Deasy.
Company C, Captain Edward Fitzgerald; Coai
pany E, Captain Daniel J. McCarthy : Company
H, Captain James Power; Company B, Captain
J. T. Curley; Compauy I, CapUtn W. C. Clark.
At the intersection of Van Ness avenue
and Market street the observer had an ex
tended view of the military approaching
uj> Market street, and wheeling in long
columns into the broad avenue. The pre
cision of movement of the militia and
their superior soldierly bearing was in
spiring in the extreme. The sun glittered
onthe gold-topped helmets of the men as
they turned and marched upon the smooth
paved boulevard. The swords flashed.
As platoon after platoon advanced further
up the hill toward Post street they rose, it
seemed, out of the farther end to be finally
brought into relief in succession against
the blue stage at the place of the counter
It was in the return from Post street that
the hot sun and long tramp began to tell
on tl:e soldier boys. A private of the First
Regiment, overcome by the heat, was
helped from the ranks near the grand mar
shal's station.
The men of the cruiser Charleston
walked with the tread of those to whom
war is business and necessity. The long
cruise through wind and sun has left its
ruddy mark on their faces. Each man
looked capable of taking the hardest place
on a college football team without any ad
ditiopal training.
The Fourth Division.
This division was under the command
of Marshal M. Pericb and his aids, Nicho
las Mortizia. Captain S. Raicevich, Lieu
tenant da la Torre Jr., headed by Ramsey's
Excelsior band. It consisted of Deutscher
Krieger Verein, Captain Robert Wienecke
commanding; Independent Rifles. Cap
tain Schneider commanding; San Fran
cisco Turn Verein, Captain F. Attinger
commanding; San Francisco Schuetzen
Verein, Captain John Bohls commanding;
Continued on Eighth Page.
But the Bland Boom Does
Not Wobble to Any
Great Extent.
In the Event of His Selection They
Would Be Absolved From
Sweltering in the Hot Sun of the Convention
City Rival Leaders and Spielers Con
tinue the Struggle for the
Various Candidates.
CHICAGO, 111., July 4. )
The Teller boom was revived to-day, it is supposed with the
assistance of the gold men who would like to see the Republican from
Colorado at the head of the Democratic ticket, because the strait
laced Democracy in that event would be absolved from their allegi
ance to the party and its nominees.
Boies of lowa appeared at the Palmer House to-day and held a
levee. He had several hundred callers and refused to be interviewed
for the press.
Senator Stephen M. White of California is mentioned as the
most acceptable candidate for the Vice-Presidency, as he would get
the vote of New York for a starter.
It is expected that "Silver Dick" Bland will follow the example
of Mr. Boies and will come here to encourage his friends.
Ex-Governor Pennoyer of Oregon is a candidate for first or
second place on the ticket.
Senator Hill of New York remained in his apartments all day
receiving visitors. He refuseed to say anything for publication.
To-morrow will be a big day. Several thousand uniformed Bland
boomers from Missouri will be here with a dozen brass bands and
the California delegation will hold open house in their quarters at
CHICAGO, 111., July 4.— Tnere may or
may not be some significance in the fact
that with the arrival of Senator Hill and
ex-Senator Whitney of New York Teller
stock went up a few points and his name
was industriously buzzed by convention
speilers around the lobbies and in the dif
ferent headquarters. It may be that the
gold men, finding that their fight is irre
trievably lost, have determined to boom a
Republican for the first place on the Dem
ocratic ticket in order that the stanch
Democracy of the country may be ab
solved from any ties of allegiance to the
party, the heading of the ticket with the
name of a lifelong Republican being equiv
alent in their estimation to a surrender to
all party principles.
There is one memorable instance on
record in which the National Democracy
went outside of its own party and selected
a candidate for the Presidency. That can
didate was a man of unblemished reputa
tion, and one in whom the masses of the
people could be well supposed to place im
plicit confidence. But the members of the
party who had been suckled with the milk
of Democracy on the breasts of Democratic
mothers could not stomach so violent a
departure from political usages, such as
that was, and they repudiated Horace
Greeley at the polls. They felt that it
was an insinuation that within the ranks
of the party at that time no man could be
found sufficiently pure, sufficiently able,
sufficiently great or sufficiently-popular to
carry the standard of Democracy through
the smoke and turmoil of a heated cam-
paign and plant it victoriously on the ram
parts of Washington.
It may be that the shrewd gold men had
such a contingency in their minds when
they covertly threw the weight of their
influence to the Teller boorulet, knowing
that Teller would be the weakest man, for
partisan reasons, whom the Democracy
could select. This suggestion was put
forth as a feeler, but the name of the bolt
ing Republican from Colorado did not
spread through the rank and file like a
prairie fire. On the contrary, it required
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