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VOLUME LXXXII.-NO. 44.
HOMEWORD BOUND k RAVING completed their ) L_J k official mission on this S [ 1 / coast the great army of __ Sk S Christian Endeavorers now in our. midst will disband as an organized body and soon begin their homeward-bound pilgrimage. Before they go from the land of sunshine and sea breezes many of the ambitious and sight-seeing pil grims will accept the hospitality of many beautiful California cities and towns, tarrying to view the wonders of land and, sea. News from surrounding towns shows that they are making elaborate prep arations to entertain all the visit ors who honor them with their presence. There is no doubt that these side trips will result in much enjoyment to the visitors. • Noth ing will occur anywhere to mar the good reputation of the State for hospitality unsurpassed anywhere on the American continent. The great feature in Endeavor matters yesterday was the enter tainment of the guests in elaborate style at Oakland. Thousands went to the beautiful city across the bay, viewed its beautiful lake, drove over the pleasant streets and learned how people live in one of the most attractive suburban towns in the world. J VISITORS SEE FAIR OAKLAND Thousands View the Suburb and Its Many Beauties. They Behold Lake Merritt and Enjoy the Freedom of the City. Oakland Office Pan Francisco Call ) 908 Broadway. July 13. J Of the ten thousand people that were entertained in Oakland to-day fully balf were sorry that this city is not their per manent home. Their desire was well founded, for there was nothing left undone that could have added to their enjoyment or ihe whole heartedness of their reception. Never has the freedom of the city been more com pletely y elded to visitors than was Oak land to-day to the Christian Endeavor delegates irom every State in the Union and nearly every country on the globe. Everybody intended several days ago that 'Oakland day" should be a memorable one in the great convention of '97, and the intention was earned out to a point far beyond the expectations of the most san guine. Everyting suggestive of creed or caste was buried for the occasion, and .people of all faiths and of no faith joined for the purpose of giving Oakland a substantial boom in the eyes of her visitor-. No church, society or organization or any particular body can claim the credit f,.r the day's success. It was a welcome of the whole city, and every citizen has a right to share in the satisfaction attend ing the result. The day's work began with sunrise, for a-* soon as it was light enough to see workmen started to pu> up the tables and the decoration committee undertook to add to Ihe beauty of the willows by orna menting them with Christian Endeavor emblems am' national colors. A little later express wagons began to arrive at the willows. The ladies of the various churches had been requested to have their contributions on the ground not later than 10 o'clock, and for once the instructions were faithfully carried out. As early as 7 o'clock the sandwiches were driven into tbe enclosure by express loads, and such sandwiches! Not only were they of every denomination, but 01 all degrees, and their contents were as varied as. tne beliefs of those who pre pared them. Sandwiches! They came by tens of thousands. Not less than 40,000 of the delicate morsels were delivered promptly this morning in anticipation of 10.000 vo racious appetites. The sandwiches dif fered so much one from the other that it w- almost possible for any one knowing the peculiarities of Oakland society to recognize their makers in their handi work There were thick, crusty sand wiches with slices of meat between them large enough for two meals; there were delicate 1 'He sandwiches, crusts all trimmed eff, spread evenly so thin and in viting that they created an apnetite where none existed; there were cheese sand wiches, ham sandwiches, pate de ioie gras The San Francisco Call Thousands of Christian Endeavorers Enjoy an Outing on Beautiful Lake Merritt. The prettiest scene ever witnessed in Oakland was the luncheon to thousands of Endeavorers beneath the willows near Adams -Point. Lake Merritt, dotted with white sails, was in the background, the dark, drooping* willows* in the foreground, enlivened with the brightness of the Christian Endeavor and National colors, and all over the grounds thousands of people were scattered" in the shade partaking of the citizens' hospitality. " The gay summer dresses, the bouquets of flowers handed to the guests and the busy, moving throng around the long tables completed the picture. . .- sandwiches and sandwiches that defied classification, but as events proved there were plenty of sandwiches for everybody that visiteu the willows. As theday wore on delegates arrived in town, lirst singly, then by dozens, later by hundreds, and toward noon over a thou sand got off each train. Many delegations came over long before schedule time to avoid the crush, and they did wisely, for although all the coaches were jut on the local trains that could possibly be hauled, the crush towatd noon was a surprise even to those who are accustomed to see large summer picnics crossing tiie bay. On the narrow-gauge route, where there is a steep hill to climb b.-tween First and Fourteenth streets, two extra engines were stationed on the track for the pur pose of helping the locomotive with its heavy load, and the services of these aux iliaries were in demand. At the Mechan ics' Pavilion Inst night 7000 tickets enti tlinc the holders to the freedom of Oak land's streetcars, luncheon and exposition, were given out and more were in demand, and it is known that every of these tickets was in use, and as a large number paid their way, a reasonable estimate of to-day's crowu of visitors would be 10,000. THE GUESTS ARRIVE. Were at Once Started on a Tour Through Three Cities. Tlie arrangements for the. day were very complete and the various committees cer tainly deserved the thanks of all con cerned. As soon as tbe trains, arrived a plialanx of white-capped reception aids formed at the head of the procession and after passing the word alone ' to follow their leaders the visitors were escorted up Broadway to the point of centralization at Thirteenth and Franklin streets, where scores oi electric cars and of private con veyances were waiting to drive tlie' guests through the three bay cities of Onklahd, Alameda and Berkeley. There was not the least trouble in han dling the vast crowds. Everybody who had a duty to perform had been carefully drilled and carried it out to perfection. At the rendezvous the guests were escorted to the streetcars, and soon after their ar rival they were scattered all over this 'side of the bay. Many, of the State delegations came over in bodies several hundred strong and kept together the whole day, and wherever they were there was a gathering SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 14, 1897. somewhat in the nature of. a State re union. - This was the case with the Kansas, Ten nessee, lowa and Maine delegations, and they were the centers of little receptions ! of their own the greater part of the day. j Many of the visitors who came over by I i the early trains were taken to the First | Congregational Church and entertained with light refreshments till the special trains of eiectric-cars were ready for them. ' Each visitor at the church was presented . with a bunch' of sweet peas, roses or j pinks, and they trea U'erl the flowers even I more than the refreshments. It was | rather surprising to O.iklanders. who are accustomed to place but Utile value on beautiful bouquets, to see a few blossoms bo heartily prized. • • • . . Some of the visitors were evidently. a little suspicious of Oakland's generous offer of hospitality, for they broueht over larce lunch-baskets amply tilled, and also some of them were provided with tent umbrellas, all of which were quite un necessary, and before the day waa over they deeply regretted that their doubting sp ri s had caused | them to go to so much trouble unnecessarily. UNDER THE WILLOWS. Biggest Al Fresco Luncheon Ever Given in the State. At 1 o'clock nearly all the guests had returned from their ride through the suburbs and surrounding towns, and the gates of the inclosure at the Willows were opened to them. Captain Fletcher, in a gaudy uniform of blue and gold, land Captain Wilson,' who was mounted, had a larg- staff j of officers under their com mand, who guaranteed the visitors all reasonable comfort during the repast. The local police force was re-enforced with detachments from Alameda and San Francisco, and there were also' many de tectives on the ground. The police formed a cordon around the fence and no one not properly entitled to the hospitality of the city was permitted inside. Promptly at 1 o'clock about 5000 people (which some one sententiously remarked was the num ber provided for many yeais ago with a few loaves and fishes) were seated on the banks overlooking the: lake, enjoying a dainty lunch. The, tables, several hun dred feet in length, were ranged in the form of parallelograms and tbe waitresses were on the inside, with all the provisions stacked up in the middle. Everything .was provided for far in excess of what was anticipated. Churches that had promised 5000 sandwiches.. fifty cakes, a dozen boxes of fruit and 100 quarts of lem onade snnt- twice \ hat amount, and'with out a doubt therj were enough provisions on thp <rround lo give a very hearly meal to 10,000 people. . " • The guests were supplied with paper plates, and .as ; fast' as. their dishes were emptied they were again filled by the people on the inside. The guests seated themselves' on. hundreds of loo*>o planks that were plaeed'on the gras°, and never has such an alf resco reception been ten dered a body of people in this city. As the guests were seated tbe view from Oak * street was remarkably picturesque. Nothing was wanting to make a complete effect. In the background was Lake Mer ritt, studded' all over: with white-sailed yachts and little rowboats,' all carrying gay crews. Under.the drooping willows, I for natural canopy '• to the cipated. Churches that had SGOO sandwiches, fifty cakes, a es of fruit and 100 quarts of Ipm t twice «hat amount, and with it tber_: were enough provisions und to give a very hearly meal -■opie. :sts were supplied with paper i as fast as their dishes were iify were again tilled by the the inside. The guest^ seated s on hundreds of loo"*e planks placed on the grass and never n al fresco reception been len ity of people in ttiis city, vests were seated the view from t was remarkably uicturesque. as wanting to make a complete tbe background was Lake Mer ed all over with white-sailed 1 little rowboats, all carrying Under the drooping willows, mcd a natural canopy to the long tables, everything, was cool, and thousands of peopie were seated, bedecked in all bright colors and summer costumes, and liberally adorned with handsome badges. A little wav off an ardent evan gelist of this city,, who combines a little theology with, some , medical knowledge an'l a great deal of ambiguous philoso phy, evidently considered that the Chris tian avorers needed some further re ligious enlightenment, and with a few ladies and a man carrying a banner on which re was a white dove, they sang a vocal accompaniment to the luncheon. Everything was made brilliant by the un clouded sunshine/ and the: scene by the willows ,wi 11 never le forgotten by ihosj who obtained a view of it. As fast as one section had satisfied their appetites they adjourned, to some, neigh boring willow and started, a little song meeting, In "fact while waiting, at the depot or. for ibe electric cars or while passing nway a few minutes during any part ot j the day's programme these En deavorers always burst into singine. "There seemed to be no lack ol leaders and ,no de sire to create a big volume of sound, but every to ly was .ready- at a moment* a no tice to follow some leader and sing some sweet sacred song. .Particularly was this noticeable among c who went out on the lake in ti.e , yachts for, who passed a pleasant hour : on the grass beneath the handsome , trees. .Everything* was con ducive to music. . The t sunshine, *he flow ers, the birds and "the slight ripple on the lake caused, by ; tbe cool breezj were so thoroughly in harmony with tne inclina tions of the guests that it was but natural that they should sing, and sing they did. A steam launch had, been carried over the Twelfth-street dam during; the night and was placed at tbe disposal of the guests, us were also many of the yachts. The same system that characterized the lunch eon was. noticeable in the distribution of tickets for admission to the yacht. No California visitor.was served at the tables until all the Eastern guests had been at tended to, and no local delegates or resi dents were given tickets for a pleasant ride around the lake, because the Eastern visitors appreciated it so much tnat there were more than could be accommodated. By 3 o'clock all the visitors had been supplied and still there was a large quan tity of food remaining. I. was no ordi nary lunch that had been provided, nor was it sent in ordinary quantities. Cer tainly at no similar gathering. east of the Rockies could such quantities of beautiful peaches, apricots, pears, ' plums, apples and oranges be 7 distributed as were handed in baskets and boxes to the dele gates to-day. All kinds of cakes and tem perance drinks, besides relishes, nuts and other delicacies, were on bund, and when all the delegates were satisfied the police were quietly informed that the outsiders might be admitted. Then came the great rush. Three or four thousand people who had been eagerly looking over the fences, wi hing they had, come : from Boston or some other place, hurried down to the tables and were waited on with as muc cordiality r and readiness as their prede cessors.' ' ' '■''.; '*.'•'. " It w.-s not a rough crowd by any means, although! perhaps not quite so select as that which was first served. .Even after these bad eaten there was still a great aeal left and Chairman Arper jumped up into a ; tree and ; shouted to those present to moke another start.' There' was certainly no nerd for any anxiety on the Dart of the entertainment committee that any of the guests would go away .hungry.*'. - ' ; Mayor Ttiomas, who was present all the day, was lifted on to a table and asked' to make a' little speech., He did as requested, particularly re/arding the "little" part of it. . He said :,"Fellow-Endeavorers: -After such a display the part of the citizens of Oakland, there certainly is no. need for its Mayor. to extend to you a few words of welcome, '. for we all _ know that actions speak 'louder than 1 words,"' and having said; this: the Mayor. jumped off the table aud the Endeavorers started a it tie song. AN OBJECT LESSON. Visitors Are Warmly Welcomed at the Oakland Exposition. The exposition was open all. day to the visitors, and they took advantage of the privilege to see what Alameda County can manufacture and produce. . Every booth was daintily decorated for Christian Endeavor day. and the stage presented a very picturesque appearance. It was certainly characteristic of the occa sion to see the busy wheels of heavy machinery flying around decorated with ihe purple and sold of the Endeavorers. The Merchants' Exchange did not intend to let such a grand opportunity- pass to impress visitors with the actual condi tions of society, commerce and progress of Alameda County, so it had a boo near the entrance, which was in charge of its f secretary, Webb N. Pearce. Some months ago the Supervisors made an appropriation to be used under the di rection of the Merchants' Exchange and the Board of Trade for the circulation of a handsome brochure on Alameda County. The book was well illustrated and entitled "Facts and Figures of Alameda County." It is devoid of all ordinary advertising matier and contains nothin • but that which is calculated to be of benefit to Alameda County. About 4000 of these books were in the uooih to-day for dis tribution, and each delegate that received one was requested to drop his or her caret in a ballot-box. There was a great rush for the books, which are very interesting souvenirs of over a hundred pages, and be fore noon every one was in the possession of a visitor. "*'■'.''' There was some objection made at the time of' the appropriation to the action of the Supervisors, but the manner in which they were distributed and" the high value evidently placed on them by the. visitors make it ,yery clear that no small appro priation ','■ of . "money . ever made j for ad vancing the interests of the county could have been put to a better use." «•' After 5 '■■■ o'clock the vast crowd com menced to thin out. When the luncheon was over many went to the exposition and then returned to San Francisco, but a creat number remained over and enjoyed tue sights ' of; the j city till late et night. The exposition wa' crowded this evening with delegates, and a special musical pro gramme was prepared by Director A. T. Stewart for entertainment. _ The best evidence of th* manner in which the enormous crowd were handled is the fact that not a single accident oc curred < to mar the pleasure of theday. This led an Oaklander, who is accustomed during .1 the : picnic season to see .many accidents, to irera..rk-: tnat alter all it is probably more often the fault of the con dition of the crowd than of the railroad people that accidents happen. This observation concluded his remarks with this significant sentence, "These Endeavorers, you see, are all sober." PRICE FIVE CENTS. A glance at the different numbers on to-day's programme showed that each delegate received a tree ride from S_in Francisco, a free ride through Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda, a first-class luncheon in one ot the prettiest spots that could be found any where, a free view of the exposition with all its attendant samples, open hospitality on ail hands and a free passage baCK to San Francisco. In add ition 10 It is. which was enjoyed by not less than 5300 people, __000 more were given a free ride to Haywards, which is thirteen miles away, where refresh men were liberally provided, and a free ride back to San Leandro, where cooling deli cacies were also given without stint. Oakland claims that in no other city in the country where Endeavorers have held their National conventions lias a- more generous come been accorded, and the delegates themselves who have been to other conventions all attest to this fact. RECEPTION AIDES. Young People Who Attended to the Visitors' Pleasure. The reception committee who so well piloted the visitors to the various ren dezvous were selected from the various churches as follows: Oakland: First Baptist— Miss Millie Smith, Miss Daisy Bowen, Miss Grace Edson. Mr. and Mrs. E. Lyon. S. G. cloud. Coriune Heath, Louie Bowen, Mabel Parker, Myrtle Cooptr, Rosamond Rosling. Elsie Rosling, Josie Mason, Edith Morrison. O. A. Lane, A. L. Todd, D. C. Rosling. Jame* Brace, Ciara Hoagland. "Tenth avenue— Miss A. 8. Williams, Byron Honilric-t-joii, Wentworth Wall, Helen >_. Pierc, Miss Ciara Reed, Miss Mac Smallmau, Miss Annie Ingham. First Methodist— lrving Needham, . John Suhr, Miss D. Miucher, Alice Wythe, Grace Wythe, Alice Wright, Susie Lancaster. Lottie Lancaster, Susie Smith,. Alice Bell, Eugene O'Connell, Wilson Wythe. Carlos White, Wal ler M- ddrill, Ellen Fearn, Blanche Ltdde 1, Guy- Brown, Florence Edwards and Anna A. Xt tchum. A.ric in Methodist Episcopal— S. E. Col lins, J. A. Wilds and M.s Lucy Disard. Sunshine — L. HoTtetnc Cannon. Central Christian— W. Brewster, Miss loia Hawley ana Eugene Maw. .* Lucille Wiley, M»e Jones, Nellie Jones, Mrs. Ci Wisner, Jennie Hill*. First Congregational— Darling, Helen J. Huger, Pnii Thayer, A. Schulte, Miss N. Walton, Miss M. brooks. Mr. and Mrs. S. White, Mss K. Brown, Miss A. Flint, Mrs. W. .Mint, P. R. Hillman. . • '.**. Ma. ket street— Olive M. Lamb, D. Craig, Mrs. M. Bakeman, Miss W. M. Brudt. Fourth — George Leiter, Annie Mitchell, Annie - Guild, Miss Fauuic Baxley, Maud Spencer. i '■•fl^:-'-iv-jr Grace— Lucy M. Field. r - 1 - ' first Presbyterians— Miss Harrie Borland, Anna Heimbold, M. S. Wygp.nt, J. A. Eunley, Nellie McGraw, Lizzie Thomas, Ray Gilson. Lizzie Redding, Jeau McDonald. Volunteers— Miss M. E. Rust, Henrietta Heimbold, Ethyl White, Jennie Gardiner, Ros toe Goodsell, Miss E. T. Weighe, Charles M. ■.milie.Fred Goodsell. Brooklyn— James Sutherland,* George Vose, A. Mecutcheon, Miss S. 11. Siorrie, Minnie Sutherland, Maz e Nicholl, Lizzie Luth, Ralph Sumner, Mabel Robinson, :Ith Robinson, Miss E. B. Kinard. Luella White. Centennial— Miss Anna Park, T. 11. Cruff, J. P. Beckwith, Mrs. A. R. Dow, Miss A. H. torn wall, Mrs. D. W. Robinson, Miss Abbie F. Phil lit. Miss E. M. Pfister, Miss Christine Purvis, E. B. Rabb. Union street— G. Vf. White, H. W. Root, A. V. Long. Miss A. Fisher, Miss V. E. Howland, Mb's B. Forester. United Pie by tei Wes ey Adams, Will iam P. Uanfo.d, John Anderson. Miss H. G. French, Miss Ida Henry, Miss Fannie Car lem. English Lutheran— H. W. Dumars, H. K. M. Benson, J. T. Wood. Centerville— J. Fair. Pilgrim— Miss Swain. Plymouth— V Bacon. Miss Bessie Benton. Newark— M.ss Flora C. Brown. - ' ; "'- AlHmeia, Presbyterian— Walter Hughes, Miss Belle Garrett, Lizzie D. Arnold, Alice MiCurdv, Annie R. Patterson. M. E. — Charles Usinger, Bertella Fnrgerson, Alice Gunn, Glenn Bovard. Grace Sterrett. Santa Clara M. — I. Sanford, Miss B. Macau lev, Miss E. Wood First Congregational— S. A. Ross, William Ager. 8.-ssio Hierlihy. Berkeley Presbyterian— Miss Jennie McMil lan, Miss Grace Richardson, Miss Anna Grant. Miss Eina Congdon. Methodist— Lillie E. Janes. Alice Davies, Margaret Davies, & W. Car tv right, W. Mar tin, Mr. McCloud, Harry Taylor, Mr. Turner, Florence Culm, May Hull. Gertrude Rush, Miss M. Matthews, M. Elrna Dean, Miss B. Bralnard. Park Congregational— Miss Clara Staats, J. P. Muehelson. . '■-. "■'.* First— E. C. Swan, Miss J. L. Gilbert, North Berkeley— J. McCarty, J. & Matheson, Miss May Headley, Annie Davis, Pearl Logan, Abbie Elliott. Elmhurst— A. Jones, Miss Edna Jones. Livermore— Chris Christensen, Miss Nellie Clark. '."-"V* '-' Pleasanton— C. Harafzthy, Miss S. Beckwith, Temescal Bresbvter.au— Miss Potter. fShattuck-avenue Methodist Episcopal— Mr, md Mrs. U. Harrington. —\ AT ALAMEDA. ALAMEDA, Cal., July 13.— The elec tric railway put its line at the disposition of the Christian Endenvorers this morn ing and as a result a large number paid this city a visit. There was no organized effort te ent»rtain them, Alameda having joined with Oakland in that undertaking ooth to-day and also last week on Ala meda County day at the pavilion. The visitors were welcomed by a number of prominent citizens and were supplied with literature descriptive of the city and its attractions. BERKELEY VISITED. Hundreds of Endeavorers See the University Town. BERKELEY, < al, July 13.— Fully 1000 or more ldeavorer-e availed themselves of the privilege of riding to Be kuiey free of chargo and visiting the buildings and grounds of the university to-day. The library, which is usually closed on Tues days during vacation, was thrown open for the reception of the visitors. The other buildings were also accessible and the lew professors remaining at the uni versity during the summer escorted the