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SAN JOSE, Sept. 9. — California's children have once more cele
brate their parents, natal day with all the enthusiasm befit
ting such an event — on an even more elaborate scale than they
have in former years.
The almost breathless exuberance which marked the inaugural of
the festivities last night gave way to the more spectacular features to
day, and, while the streets have been congested with merrymakers all
day and a half-score of dancing floors are swaying under the feet of
thousands of devotees of Terpsichore to-night, there is not that fairly
hysterical excitement that pervaded the very air twenty-four hours ago.
There have been many notable gatherings in the Garden City, but
never before has there been an event that can compare in point of num
bers in attendance, in splendor and variety of features and in unalloyed
To the people of San Jose, and particularly the local parlors of
Native Sons and Daughters, the visitors owe a debt of gratitude it
will not be an easy matter to liquidate, for everything that time, en
ergy and money could accomplish has been poured forth for the com
fort and welfare of the visitors.
While this has been the great day of the celebration, the festivities
by no means close with to-night's events. Admission day, coming as
it did the latter part of the week, enabled those having the affair in
charge to arrange a series of festivities extending through to Sunday,
an arrangement hailed with delight by the thousands who are able to
remain until the close, and with regret by those who must return
home before then. < r 3J
The main feature for to-morrow is a bullshead breakfast at
Agricultural Park In the morning and drives through the vineyards
and other amusements in the afternoon and evening.
On Sunday there will be a great clambake out near Alum Rock
and more excursions to neighboring points. All these events will be
participated in by thousands, for only an insignificant portion of the
whole mass of visitors returned home to-night or will do so before Sun
day, while many have signified their intention of remaining over until
The hotels, boarding-houses and private residences are still full to
overflowing, and, while the scramble for rooms is not so apparent to
night as it was last night, it is because townspeople and guests are at
the pavilion or the Vendome or some other of the dozen balls in prog
ress, instead of being on the streets. What it will be toward morning
can c-iiy be conjectured, but it is safe to say that many will find as
they did before little inclination and less opportunity to sleep.
SAN JOSE, Sept. 9.— "Open house"
The San Francisco Call
was the order adopted by the various
parlors to-day, and this afternoon and
evening there was a steady stream of
guests into the different headquarter*.
Refreshments were served at these
pair Daughters Wir) the
Hooors in the San Jose
places and dancing enjoyed.
Stockton Parlor Native Sons and Joa
quin Parlor Native Daughters were es
pecially active In this respect. All day
long they kept onen house and danc
ing was continually in progress. The
Stockton Native Sons will attend a
bullshead breakfast in a body to-mor
row moraine, and in the afternoon will
go to Alum Rock. They will return to
Stockton in the evening.
Sequoia Parlor is entertaining at Bel
loli's Hall, and a merry throng is en
joying itself. The following are the
officers of the parlor: President, J. S.
Ward; first rice-president, H. T.
Sengstaken; second vice-president, W.
L. Goodwin; third vice-president. H.
Scheper; recording secretary, R. D.
Barton; financial secretary, C. E. Tor
ris; marshal, J. B. Tyson.
San Francisco Parlor No. 49 is at Li
brary Hall, entertaining its friends
with refreshments and dancing.
At Germanla Hall, Pacific Pailor and
Oro Fino, Native Daughters of the
Golden West, are conducting things in
a royal manner. No one is allowed to
leave without partaking of the parlor's
hospitality, Dancing is being enjoyed.
Among the officials of the parlor pres
ent are: President, F. D. Ryan; vice
president, Leonard Stone, and Record
ing Secretary F. J. Kirsch.
The headquarters of Rincon Parlor In
Young Men's Institute Hall is the scene
of much merriment. Members and
friends are enjoying themselves with
refreshments and dance.
The same happy spirit prevails at
the headquarters of Golden Gate Par
lor in the United Workmen Hall.
California Parlor and Buena Vista
Parlor, Native Daughters of the Golden
West, are conducting Joint receptions
at Druids' Hall, while two Piedmont
parlors are at Phelan Hall. These
•places are both crowded and nothing
but merriment and cheer prevails.
The same order prevails all over the
city. Alcatraz Parlor Is at Hale Hall,
Nlantic at the Auzerais House, Pre
cita Parlor at Rutherford Hall, Olym
pus at I. B. S. Hall, Hesperian and Las
Lomas Native Daughters at the Lick
House, Santa Lucia at Knights of Py
thias Hall, Presidio at 38 West San
Fernando street, and Halcyon at the
corner of First and Julian streets.
SAN JOSE, Sept. 9. — The vast crowd
in the city was augmented this morn
ing by a large number of visitors who
came from San Francisco and Oakland
to pass the day. It was well under
stood by the late comers that sleeping
accommodations in the hotels and regu
lar lodging-houses were quite out of
the reckoning, and so special effort was
directed to find suitable places for in
specting the parade.
The narrow-gauge train leaving Oak
land at 8:15 a. m. brought a large re
inforcement to Oakland Parlor, but the
Native Sons arriving late could not get
Into line. The train consisted of six
teen coaches, but so many freight
trains were encountered on the way
that the passengers did not get here
until the train leaving San Francisco
at 9:15 a. m. was due. In order to reach
their destination in time to participate
in the procession many of the Oakland
ers abandoned the narrow-gauge at the,
Southern Pacific junction near Santa
Clara and came on the broad track.
Among the spectators there is only
one opinion regarding the procession of
Native Sons and Daughters. It was the
general comment that the parade was
beautiful and highly creditable and
that in many features of attraction it
surpassed any preceding display under
the auspices of the order.
The Native Daughters surely ac
quired distinction for beauty individu
ally and collectively, and marched in
a style that commanded admiration.
So many of the parlors of the Native
Sons paraded in praiseworthy form and
exhibited taste and originality in cos
tume that it may seem unfair to select
two or three for special recognition, but
the fact exists that Palo Alto and Ob
servatory Parlors won from the throng
of spectators many tokens of admira
tion. The Palo Alto Sons wore white
hats of soft felt and becoming white
suits. The Observatory paraders wore
white trousers and blue coats. The
badges of each parlor were beautiful in
design and costly in material.
SAN JOSE, Sept. 9.— lt seemed last
night as though everybody in
the State was here. That is an
error; only half the population
was here over night; the other
half arrived on the early morning
trains, which were run in two or more
sections. Of course the parade was the
attraction, and needless to say the
streets were filled with sightseers at an
early hour; they had not, by any
means, been deserted at any time dur
ing the hours of darkness.
As for the procession, it surpassed
anything ever seen In San Jose, and, in
deed, it has seldom been exceeded in
San Francisco. The Native Sons have
given many brilliant pageants, but that
of Admission day, 1898. will stand for
years as the most gorgeous review of
the youth of California on record.
But why give credit to the Native
Sons? They were of secondary consid
eration. The Native Daughters made
It the splendid success It was. There
were hundreds of them in line, a few
on horseback, some in carriages, but
most of them were on foot. Their
pluck in walking the entire route of
the procession, a distance of several
miles, was admired no less than their
beauty. Of course they were beautiful
— who could imagine an ordinary look
ing Native Daughter — but really the
girls in line to-day were unusually
pretty even for California girls.
It would be difficult to select the
most attractive parlor of Daughters;
It would be impossible to choose be
tween them in the matter of beauty.
Perhaps La EstreJla Parlor of San
Francisco excited the most comment
because of the beautiful and fitting
emblem of peace the members carried
in the parade. This was the only at
tempt made by any of the parlors in
the way of floats, a/id La Estrella was
greeted with prolonged cheers along the
entire line of march. The emblem,
which was fully described in The Call
several days ago, was an immense six
pointed crystallized star, carried by as
many members, while the others radi
ated from it at the ends of long white
satin streamers. On the star was a dis
mounted cann n, also crystallized, on
which was perched a dove, while taking
flight from the mouth of the silenced
engine of war were five more doves,
bearing in their beaks letters forming
the word "Peace." The girls were
dressed in white from head to foot and
wore doves on their heads.
The "advance" was not sonnded until
after 11 o'clock, when the last parlor
had taken its station. At that hour the
streets along the line of march wero
literally packed with people, how many
no mortal could estimate with any de
gree of accuracy. Besides the thous
ands from the bay cities, the Sacra
mento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Pa
jaro and Saline valleys, Santa Crus
and other coast points sent contingents.
The mountain regions, too, had their
representatives by hundreds, so when it
is said there were many, many thous
ands of spectators in addition to the
thousands in the procession that is as
near as one can come to the number of
people here to-day.
The advance formed on Seventh street
and Santa Clara avenue. At the signal
Grand Marshal W. A. Gaston, mounted
on a handsome horse, started down tha
broad avenue with his chief of staff,
H. M. N. Spring, and Chief Aid D. C.
Martin. Following rode these aids:
Neil A. McConaghy, H. I. Mulcreavy.
S. A. Hopkins, C. A. Boideman, T. C.
Hogan, A. J. Hart, A. R. Underwood,
H. F. Butts, T. W. Lenzen, A. L. Mor
genstern, W. A. Miller, L. W. Juillard,
F. Mordecai, J. E. Barry- Next came
the inevitable string of carriages con
taining the grand president and officers
and orators of the day.
The first division was marshaled by
P. E. Zabala, with Ben Davis and A. J.
Johnson as aids. The Fifth Regiment
band escorted the grand officers of the
Native Sons o: the Golden West and
district deputy grand presidents in car
riages. California Parlor No. 1, with its
banner at the head with the Stars and
Stripes and the Bear flag, the members
carrying Japanese parasols and re
splendent In regalia, closed this divis
The second section was probably tha

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