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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 83.
FESTIVITIES ON ADMISSION DAY, Preparations for the Great Celebration at Stockton. THE MAGNIFICENT ARCH Parades on Land and Water That Will Be Things to Wonder At DECORATIONS ON THE BANKS. How the Vast Throngs at the Mill Cty on September 9 Are to Be Fed. STOCKTON, Cal., Aug. 21.— The gen eral committee of the Native Sons held an important meeting to-night, at which Otto Grunsky of the entertainment committee presided. Chairman Gus G. Grant of the carnival -ommittee reported that the principal floats are now in course of construction. A large storeroom has been secured in the Yosemite Theater building and here the materials to be used in the construction of the barges and floats has been placed. A line of lanterns will extend about Mc- Leod's Lake for nearly a mile to the end of the warehouse. Here a lightship, or lighthouse will be stationed, and the pro ces-ion on the water will turn at this place. It will start in the lake, then move west to the channel and down that to the lightship. Along the banks lanterns will be suspended every three feet, and eleven large arc lights, with reflectors, and a number of calcium lights will make the water scene as bright as day. The largest floats are now in process of construction and the smaller ones will be completed within a few days. At intervals along the bank stations will be placed, where, at a given signal, red fire will be burned. The plans of the car nival committee were approved to-night, and it was tola to go ahead with itß work on the lines mapped out. Grand Marshal Nutter announced that California Parlor would lead one of the divisions and that W. D. Shea would De the marshal in charge. Yosemite Parlor will lead another division and George W. Conway will be the marshal in charge. Additional members were added to the press committee to assist Chairman Henry E. Adams, wno has thus far been very suc cessful in the arrangements he has been making for the newspaper men. Through his efforts, George West <fc Co. of £l Pinal vineyard, donated fifty cases of wine for the represensatives of the press and has besides promised, with others, a bountiiul supply of vineyard products for the scribes who will come here on Admission day. The additional members of the committee are: George Becker, J. J. Nunan, J. L. Phelps, Irving Martin and R. B. Cullahan. •The splendid arch across Hunter square is rapidly assuming form, and its impos ing appearance will add much to the deco rations. Under it the Native Sons and Daughters will pass in the parade, and from its highest point the National colors and the Bear flag will float, to be saluted by the thousands who march in the great parade. On the south side of the arch stands the figure of California in heroic size, holding in one hand the furled colors and in the other the wreath. The passageways are to tbe right ana left ol the statue, and are broad enough to allow fifteen men to walK abreast. The height of the passageways is forty feet, allowing ample room for the floats. The grand arch across Hunter Square, Stockton, as it will appear when completed. The view of the arch is taken from the south side. The small picture in the upper right-hand corner, shows the bandstand on the north side of the arch, which is under a monster shell to protect the musicians from the sun. [Sepr educed from the drawing made by the architect.) THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL The Last of the American Clipper Ship Willie Rosenfeld. "When 400 Miles Off the Coast of Brazil She Went Down Stern First in a Gale, and Fourteen of He? Crew Are Missing. Shipping Men Think the Rosenfeld Sprang a Leak Off the Horn and That Captain Dunphy Was on His. Way Back , to. Rio de. Janeiro for Repairs When the Catastrophe Happened* The Willie Rosenfeld Was Named After the Youngest Son of John Rosenfeld, the Park Commissioner of This City. The Young Man Died a Few Days Before the Vessel Was Launched. In J894 the Ship Nearly Foundered When Rounding the Horn, and the Above Picture Is From a Sketch Made at the Time. On the north side of the arch is the band stand, under a monster shell to protect the musicians from the sun. On pedestals to the side are three figures of California grizzlies, with raised forepaws. As the work now stands, it is but the skeleton of what will be a great structure representing mountain crags, dashing waterfalls, the sheathed grain of the valleys and nuggets of gold from the mountains. The main structure alone stands over 100 feet from the foundation and 150 feet in breadth. The artist will find ample room on the vast surface to fashion all the representa tions of California wealth and types he may desire. All of the boathouses on McLeods Lake and the channel were visited to-day by a committee to see how many rowboats were available for the night of the water carnival. Last 3*ear there was difficulty in engaging sufficient boats by those who THE COMING FETE AT STOCKTON, CAL. SAN FRANCISCO, S\TURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, 1896. ANOTHER AMERICAN VESSEL FOUNDERED AT SEA. wished to view the carnival from the water, but this year all this will be ob viated, as hundreds of new boats have been built since then and will be ready to accommodate visitors on the night of the water parade* Four extra barges have been ordered for the singers and bands that will take part in the water carnival. All along the line of the parade on the water? of the lake and channel the chor uses of male singers will render the songa they are now rehearsing. There will be fully fifty bands here on Admission day to take part in the parade, and all of these will take position in the procession on the water and lend their efforts to make the affair the great success it now promises to be. It was suggested to-night that as Stock ton had been advertised far and wide as the coming railroad center on account of being the terminal of the Valley road and also of the road that connects this city with the coal mine at Corral Hollow, it would be well to see that both of these roads, and more especially the Valley road, assist in keeping up this idea by hav ing a number of engines and trains on hand during the celebration. It was sug gested that as* the Valley road is to be so great a factor in the future progress of Stockton it have eight or more of its locomotives steamed up and in running order while che Natives are here, in order that they may have some ocular demon stration of the work done thus far'by the Vallpy road officials. A committee con sisting of Gus G. Grant, M. D. Eaton and E. C. Wagner was appointed to see that the representatives of both roads were in terviewed on this subject. The question of providing food for the thousands who will be here was also dis cussed. The committee on accommoda tions reported that the churches of Stock ton had promised to assist in feeding the crowd of natives who will come here for the festivities. The Central Methodist Church has agreed to feed 500 visiting na tives ior one day, the First Baptist Church will provide for 100, the Congregational church for 200, and St. John's Episcopal Church 200 — making a thousand in all who will be fed gratis by the churches. To-morrow Gus G. Grant of the carni val committee and Secretary Willy of the general committee will visit San Fran cisco for the purpose of conferring with the general committee in San Francisco. EMPLOYES ARE DETERMINED. Unless Grievances Are Adjusted the Adams Express Strike Will Extend Through out the Country. NEW YORK; N. V., Aug. 21.— A com mittee representing the striking em ployes of the 'Adams Express Company has issued a statement regarding their difficulties with the company. In it they say the men are not striking for more wages or less hours, but for a recognition of their order, and to stop the indiscrimi nate discharge of the employes of the company without apparent reason. The company, the statement goes on to say, previous to the strike, discharged old hand* as soon as the new ones were made familiar with the work, paying them $50 per month, or $25 less than the amount paid the old hands. The statement fur ther says the president of the company will again be requested by the strikers to make tbe concession asked for, and if he refuses, a general strike of Adams Ex press employes throughout the country will be ordered. LOSS OF A. WOODEN SHIP. The Governor Goodwin Goes Athore on Princva Island. BATA VIA, Java, Aug. 21.— The Ameri can ship Governor Goodwin, Captain Oakes, from New York April 29 for Chefoo, is ashore on Princes Island, and is a total wreck. The crew were all saved. The Governor Goodwin was a wooden ship of 1459 tons, built in Boston, Mass., in 1877, and owned by Foster & Pray oi Boston. Eelip.ie of the Sun. LONDON, Eng., Aug. 21.— Norman Lockyer, the well-known astronomer and editor of Nature, has written a letter to the Times, in which he says the most ex cellent observations of the recent total eclipse of the sun we re obtained by Mr. Shackelton. an astronomer who was con veyed on Sir General Baden-Powell's yacht, the Otaria, to Nova Zernbla. He obtained a number of photographs whica will go far to neutralize the failure of the astronomical expeditions to Norway and Japan. Fatal Error of Judgment. LONDON, Esq., Aug. 21.— The Field, in its issue to-morrow will criticize what it terms the hurried and inadequate inquest into the death of Baron yon Zedwitz, owner of the yacht Isolde, who was killed on Tuesday "in a collision between that boat and the German Emperor's yacht, the Meteor. The paper ascribes the dis aster to an error of judgment on the part of those handling the Meteor. ONE CAMPAIGN YARN REFUTED, McKinley 's Strength in Ohio Can No Longer Be Doubted. LIES TOLD IN A LETTER Membership in a Silver Club at Canton Is Peculiarly Magnified. FALSE REPORTS SCATTERED. But Facts and Figures Show the Popularity of the Repub lean Standard-Bearer. CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 21.— A dispatch is being widely circulated in the Western, Central and Southern States which con tains an alleged letter from Canton, pur porting to have been written in answer to soru one who asks if it is true that Can. ton Democrats have formed a large Bryan silver club which contains many Repub lican members. The letter in question says: •'lt is true we have in Canton a central silver club with a membership of over 600, and three ward siiver clubs with a large membership, blit just what it is I am unable to say; and also in tne other wards there will be organized silver clubs. The central club has just been or ganized ; it has an eminent Republican for president and four vice-presidents, one a Democrat, one a Republican, one a Pop ulist and one a Prohibitionist, and the club includes a large element of Repub licans. Unless the tide turns McKinley will not carry his ward, nor his city, nor his Congressional district, and even there is great probability of McKinley losing the State." This letter, which has been given wide currency, has caused more than 200 letters to be sent to the Republican committee here, asking if the statements made in it are tru9. Some of these letters have come to Major McKinley. To-night one of the leading Republicans of the county, Hon. Hiram Doll, made a statement which is officially approved and indorsed Dy the chairman of the Republican County Com mittee. Mr. Doll says: "The silver club in Canton is composed Continued on Second fage. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SHE WENT DOWN IN A HURRICANE. The American Ship Willie Rosenfeld Founders at Sea. FOURTEEN MEN MISSING They Escaped in Two Boats, but Have Not Been Heard From Since. THE HULL AND CARGO INSURED Captain Dunphy Was Probably on His Way Back to Rio When the Ship Went Down. Another marine disaster has to be re corded. The American ship Willie Rosen* feld foundered at sea some time this month and fourteen of her crew are miss* ing. The following telegrams announced the news in this City: NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 21.— The American ship Willie Rosenfeld, from Mew York for Saa Francisco, is reported as having foundered 400 miles off Santa Catharina. Fourteen people are missing. LONDON, E.vo., Aug. 21.— A cablegram from Santa Catbarina says that the American ship Willie Rosenfeld, from New York for San Fran* Cisco, foundered 400 miles off the coast. Part of the crew was saved and landed. Two boats, containing fourteen persons, are missing. The first news of the loss of the ship was received here by Williams, Dimond <fc Co., to whom the vessel was consigned. They received the information from Dear* born £ Co. of New York*, and at once no tified the underwriters. The loss on ves sel and cargo will probably amount to $750,000, and the insurance is in the neigh borhood of $500,000. The Willie Rosenfeid was a home ship, and nearly all the risks on her were held in San Francisco. This makes the fifth Al vessel that insurance has been paid on within the past five weeks. The City of Philadelphia was lost when rounding the Horn; the Colombia went ashore at Pigeon Point and the St. Paul at Point Pinos; a British ship with a cargo for San Francisco is posted at Lloyds as missing, and now comes the foundering of the Willie Rosenfeld. In the short space of time mentioned the insurancs companies must have lost over a million and a half. The Willie Rosenfeld was well known in San Francisco. She was named after the youngest son of John Rosenfeld, but the young man died before the vessel was launched. Captain William H. Dunphy, who was in command of her, is the father in-law of Henry Rosenfeld, and during her eleven years of Jife the vessel has al most always traded between New York and San Francisco, She left here last year and made a quick run to New York, but there was considerable delay in get ting away again, as the sailors had the captain and officers arrested for cruelty on the high seas. Dunphy was exonerated, but the mates were held to answer. This delayed the sailing, and it was not until April 23 last that the vessel got away. John Rosenfeld was at that time in New York, and he went all over the ship. He reports that she was well found and as sound as the day she was launched. The opinion of seafaring men is that the Rosenfeld made a fast run to the Horn and there was caught in a hurricane, rier sails were blown from the bolt ropes, top masts went by the board, the bowsprit snapped off short and the hull began to leak. Finding that the water was gaining in the hold Captain Dunphy probably put about and ran back for Rio de Janeiro. Another storm must have caught tha ill fated ship and, her seams opening up, she went down stern first. "Captain Dunphy must have been on his way back to Rio," said Captain James F. Chapman yesterday. "If he had been making for the Horn he would have been much closer inshore, but if he was run ning for a port in which to repair he was on his course when the vessel foundered. Judging from the meager details she was in latitude 37.30 south, longitude 48.30 west, an 1 would therefore be between Montevideo and Rio de Janeiro. At the former place there is not good anchorage for a vessel the size of the Rosenfeld, and at the latter there are facilities for repairs of all kind. Of course no one can tell how the thing happened, but when full particulars arrive I think you will find that the Willie Rosenfeld was on her way to Rio in distress." This is not the first occasion on which the ship in question was in distress. She left here on December 25, 1894, and very nearly foundered off the Horn. On .that occasion she lost nearly a suit of sails and the vessel was practically a wreck. Two of the crew were killed and eight were in jured while attemptine to clear away the wreckage. Captain Dunphy had his leg broken and the first mate was injured. On that occasion she nearly went down stern first, and the accompanying cut is reproduced from a sketch made by one of the sailors. Twice was the Willie Rosen feld in jeopardy at the Horn and on both occasions she settled aft. The third time was fatal and she went down stern first. The Willie Rosenfeld was built in Bath, Me., in 1885, and was one of the stoutest ships ever turned out by Arthur Sewall <fc Co. She was 2455 tons gross burden, 268 feet 5 inches long, 44 feet 8 inches broad and 19 feet 1 inch deep. Captain Dunphy had been in command of her from the time she went into commission. As to the missing members of the crew no one seems to know anything. The supposition is that Captain Dunphy and tourteen or fifteen men have got ashore at Santa Catbarina in a lifeboat, and that the other boats with seven men in each made a landing farther south. Very few of the men were from San Francisco, as nearly all who joined her here left her in New YorK. The Rosenfeld was known as a "bard ship," and sailors as a rule are hot sorry that she is gone so long as they art satisfied no lives were lost.