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Great Heart of State Throbs With Emotion at Entry £. L. Lomax, passenger traffic manager of the Western Pacific. WESTERN PACIFIC ADDS VASTLY TO PRESTIGE OF SAN FRANCISCO Major of ihe City of San Francisco The opening of the Western Pacific railway is an event of tremen dous importance to the people of San Francisco. The road opens up a jrreat, new territory and binds it with our city. It affords another transcontinental connection between the' great seaport of the Pacific and the populous and. prosperous east of our c\vn country! Cominjr. as it doe.-, just as our people are looking forward to the Panama-Pacific exposition, the Western Pacific arrives at the time when San Francisco ttinids at the threshold of a new and great era. The exposition will mark for our city, as for the whole country, a most signal event in the commercial and industrial life of the nation. Here and for us the presence of a new. great transcontinental railroad v.ill add vastly to the prestige and position Sari*" Francisco already enjoys. The Western Pacific enters into the business life of the state and of San Francisco in the enjoyment of the most cordial good will of our people. Personally lam not acquainted with the men who are to be at the head of the new road, but from business relations with those in charge of the construction work I can state that they have been most fair and straightforward in their dealings. The Western Pacific management has done a good thing for San Francisco in opening our gates and it has done a'gojd thing for the road. and fathers brought their little ones to its fide s=o that the baby fingers might touch the forerunner of the new road. CROWD WAITS LONG The train came in on time at 4:15 1 p. m.; but long, long before the crowd had formed. They lined the streets from early in the afternoon, but as the day advanced surged by .a common im pulse to the new depot site, where had been ereoted a triumphal arch. There they gathered and kept on gathering. Squads of police charged .and battened and flattened; begged, implored and commanded to give room; but the crowd still kept on gathering. The many thousands of tramping, shuffling feet raised a volume of dust which envel oped the enthusiasts, but none would give way. Around the grandstand, reserved for a special few, the crowd surged, and in Interims of surging, shouted. As the appointed time approached the surging died down, the murmuring, shouting and talking ceased. All eyes turned to the east. In the grandstand dignified dignitaries forgot the imposing adorn ments? of silk hats and frock coats, and hoisted themselves upon chairs and tables. . . Down the track, the police band ing themselves desperately rushed Into the mass and swung back the crowd and then in feverish anxiety held it back. For about five solid, heavy minutes the crowd waited silently. The cloud of dust gradually began to set tle upon their heads, and a hot sun poured into their faces. Suddenly, a. grimy individual, balancing himself on the precarious heights of the roof of a factory across from the grandstand and who had been keeping watch from his lofty position, gave a maniacal out cry. He danced up and down and flung his arms to the four heavens* Also he shouted in great excitement to com rades below. . His answer came. WHISTLE STARTS BEDLAM It came with an ear splitting shriek from a steam whistle at full blast. And 8K the whistling rose and-fell, from far down the line was heard the distant clang clang of the warning engine bell. The silence departed. A smashing roar went .up. The brass bands tore their way into the din. Automobile horns, street car gongs, anything and everything which would create a noise was brought Into play. The massed thousands lining Washington street, unable to see, knew by the spontaneous eliout that the longed for moment had arrived, and catching the shout senl it rocketing down the street. Block by block It was caught up and hurled' along till it reached the center of the • city and there gathered in greatei volume than ever. Into the wave of shouts slowly moved the train, policemen before it clearing way. The engine bell swung and fell with a steady clang and gently, .imidly, the monster engine crept along the unfamiliar path, its \brasswork shining and the paint on its face pro claiming the newness of-it. SHOWER OK FLOWERS: Bit by bit it passed through the throng. From each side came a shower of flowers, which grinning brakies. negligently balancing on the cow catcher, caught and pinned in their grimy shirts. In brand new lettering It carried its name: No. 92. . "Kinetytwo!" shouted t he : \u25a0 crowd. I "Come on, ninety two!" As the engine passed under, the tri umphal arch the shouting crackled forth with redoubled vim. A few feet beyond two girls held a string of flowers across the track, and as it passed the flung upward, and the garland settled upon the iron brow. . The moment it came. to a halt from the crowd there broke "forth men and \u25a0women with more flowers. Michael. Boyle, the engineer who brought the train in, poked a grinning countenance through the window and was immedi eteiy. made the target for a volley* of P. H. McCARTHY flowers, and the same was done to Fireman T. E. Putnam when his visage was seen. The committee in charg<? of the ar rangements had planned for a little formal speech making after the train had been brought to a halt. The plans might have been very will in their way, but there was one* drawback — the crowd would not stop shouting. Wal ter F. Mackay. president of the Oak land chamber of commerce and chair man -of the- committee of arrangements, tried to obtain peace by holding up his right hand in the time honored manner. The crowd took it to be the signal for another burst of cheers and ripped out additional yells. Then he arose on a table, but no sooner diJ he turn his countenance away from the grand stanS to, the crowd massed beneath he. was cheered on his own account. Ultimately he" began reading his ad dress of welcome; but he had might as well have cracked jokes for all the good It did to the crowd. The shout ing would. not cease, and; neither would the whistling from the factories. CROWD IS .ifxRELEXTING The crowd was there to celebrate the event- in its own benign .way, and as those in the roar could not hear a word they kindly saw to it that excitement should not be allowed to lack., Mackay introduced Mayor Mott, who' took his stand on a chair, and no sooner did his popular face gain the recognition .of the crowd than he was cheered. Ho was cheered again when the chair broke. The speakers, however,, defied the uproar. They had their speeches and they made them. The same unrestrained jollity which marked the events at the grandstand "were in evidence in the industrial pa rade. Flowers, fruit and candies were scattered among the crowd from the wagons. There followed a lot of scram bling and a lof of pushing, but above all there followed a lot of laughter. The arch which spanned Third" street and under which the new train passed was 54 feet high and 60 feet In width. Above the cornice and belt work rose a parapet 12 feet high, each of thetwo buttresses carrying a flagpole. The arch carried the Inscription, "Oakland, 1 - Gateway to the Pacific, Welcomes the Western Pacific." On one side the arch was embellished with an engine and on the other with a ship. It. was de signed by D. Franklin Oliver and con structed by F. J. Jones. The lumber was provided by the E. K. .Wood, the Sunset, Western, the Hogan, the Hodge- Collins, the Rainier and the Hunter lumber companies. Mill work was con tributed.by the Eureka mill and lumber company and the Burnham-Standeford company. \u25a0 v- \u25a0• MAYOR MOTT'Js SPKECH; Mayor. Mott. in welcoming the West ern Pacific, said: Jp; '.This is a notable day in the an nals of Oakland. Here we are as sembled to give greetings and wel come to the representatives of a new and great transcontinental railway system. Their presence ' upon the first regular train to en ter the city over the rails of this' completed line marks another epoch in .commercial and industrial achievement which will stand among the foremost events in our history. Those of us who, by reason of'offi cial positions or otherwise, shared in the" work of securing entrance / into this city of the Western-Pa cific system have no reason to feel ' ashamed of their effort. The West ern' Pacific came to us in the guise . •-of a friend. We .;mef: it on that basis, and I believe-that -we shall never regret that we' accorded' its representatives in those'days a fair hearing. The Western Pacific >was ' the first great corporation- In the " country to recognize the city's , rights to its harbor. It was through the • Western Pacific -.that 1 Oakland today controls the wharfing out rights on its water front.. 'lt was litigation fought, out by this com pany in the federal courts which led finally to: a settlement -on an ' equitable, basis of 50 odd long years of battle strife and controversy.'. -•-- • }t~ goes '.without sayings that two THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL; TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1910 FUTURE BRIGHT WITH PROMISE - By - : W. L. GERSTLE, President Chamber of Commerce Improved service/ additional facilities and the opening of new , territory both to the shippers 'of San Francisco .and elsewhere, are the principal features inci dent to the opening of. the West ern Pacific. New territory which has heretofore lacked transport ation facilities i^> the territory that~will be reached by the West ern Pacific. That means an in crease In business, taxes and in* population. ' We have suffered from .car shortage in, the past. Cars would some times be loaded but could not move because of lack of" trackage. That will be cor rected. California is bound to get the benefit of the- competi tion. The Western Pacific prom ises good service— better service. The best way to get business is to give better service. If we get that better service the road will get the business.. Development follows the rail road and the development that will come to' r Ca^ifornia through the Western Pacific can not be estimated in a few words at this time. Great results are ex pected within the next few years. railroads are better than one and that three are better than two for commercial purposes. But there is another side. I refer to the influx of new population which will fol low the completion of this road. and in which we shall share. For many months now, Oakland has been putting, herself in .order for home builders and for tourists. It' is with a sincere pleasure that I personally and officially welcome the Western Pacific railroad, to Oakland. I speak as- mayor for Oakland, without a question as to the sentiments of our people, be cause their attitude has been tested and tried many times since you made the first move in Oakland to make this city the western conti- nental terminus of your system. We greet you as friends and as our guests today and we ask you to accept without reserve the hos pitality of our citizens. ROSES STOP TRAIN One of the most picturesque incidents of the reception to the train was its stoppage by a string of roses. Two girls. Adrienne M. Dennison and Ger trude Schmidt, held the ends of the string. A humorous feature was when Colonel Irish, another of the speakers, rose to give his address. No sooner did he launch upon his remarks than from the exhaust of the engine came a rush of steam. Jrish began, to shout at the top of his lungs, but the escaping steam created more noise. The crowd added its quota of laughter and yells and Irish, disgruntled and disgusted, gave up in_despair. The parade was one of the largest witnessed in the streets of Oakland. Every big business concern was repre sented, and besides them there were delegations from flic several improve ment and social clubs and the central labor union. - \u25a0...."..,\u25a0 As \u25a0 the great industrial parade dis banded at Sixteenth street and Broad way a long string of automobiles occu s pled by railroad officials, newspaper men, city officials and members of the committee in charge of the celebration, began a tour of the city, visiting all points of Interest. It was so arranged that each auto had in it a member of the general committee, who fully ex plained the history and significance of the points visited. The sightseeing tour began at Lake Merrltt and ended at the Claremont country club, where an in formal dinner was given. DINNER AT CLUB , Walter's. Mackay, president of the chamber of commerce and chairman of the committee which had charge of the day's festivities, presided as toast master at the country club, and was surrounded at the head table by Vice President Schlacks of the Western Pa cific, General, Traffic Manager E. L. Lomax, Attorney Max ; Thelan of. the law department, Mayor Frank K. Mott, H. C. Capwell, Charles ,E. \u25a0 Snook and others? Nearly 300 guests were present,' the elaborately decorated dining hall being crowded to the utmost. As the party seated themselves at the various tables, yells were given in true college fashion.-by • the visiting press representatives, who began with the name of George Gould, .president of the' new transcontinental road, and paid high: tribute to each official of the company, officials andcltizens of Oak land, and all those. concerned in, both the ! Western Pacific project , and .Oak land's welcome,- in songsi and; cheers fittingly in keeping with the demon stration. : "\u25a0-\u25a0-'\u25a0 • V; v j At the conclusion of the informal but elaborate dinner, Chairman Mackay In troduced Mayor Frank X. ; M6tt: as the first speaker, who again-, welcomed the Western Pacific and its officials on be half of the people of Oakland. He said in part:; , Today's demonstration has been one of the greatest. in the history of Oakland. It testifies of the faith the people of this city have In the Western Pacific as a factor in the commercial . and -industrial expen sion of .« Oakland. .The - Western Pacific has -,won a: v great victory, not only \u25a0> for itself, -but for Oak land. It is -largely, due; to the ef forts-of the 'Gould road; that Oak land "has -fought its way:into^con trol of the water ' f ron t. ; We\ex- s pect \ the Western - Pacific Jto :do \ its part for Oakland,: and- , we "know that Oakland will do its duty "for the Western Pacific. .Today marks the dawn'of . a-new 'epoch'-lnl the . They leading' California white .wines are the 'Italian-Swiss .Colony's -..Tlpo,' Chablis, Riesling and iSauternes.o Order them from your grocer. • Stations on the Western Pacific railway showing the style of architecture adopted by the line. SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS EVENT JAMES ROLPH Of Hind, Rolnh & Co. It is. easy to recognize an event as being great when, we have a chance to look back upon it and see its co-ordination with other events preceding and fol lowing it, but current events are apt to pass over our* heads with out our taking notice of their greatness or importance. In my opinion, the advent of the Western Pacific railway "-on the Pacifrc coast is an event concerning this coast so direct ly and vitally that it is impos sible to overrate its significance. We have arrived at the mo ment when thd fourth • great continental railroad — the third with San Francisco at its west ern end — is ready, for- transcon tinental transportation and traffic. -. ;\fr\i- -What is. the significance of this event to San Francisco and California? It proves that the past achievements of our city and state are approved by the world and that the builders of this railroad have spent the enormous capital required for its construction because they have confidence in our future. development of central and north ern California. VICE PRESIDENT SPEAKS Vice President Schlacks was then in troduced amid prolonged cheers. He said: Our trip from east to Avest has - been a continuous celebration. All along the route, even at points where, we could not stop,- were gathered hundreds, who cheered and gave welcome until the sound of their voices had died in the dis tance. These celebrations through out the*great west cuminating in this magnificent demonstration .in , Oakland haye r touched all of us. .. Your reception has been supreme. I have never seen anything like it. can^t find words to express my sentiments or to thank the good people of this city. , \u25a0 So far as the Western Pacific company, is concerned, I promise you in behalf of the officials of the ' company, of whom only a handful • are present but all of of whom are * with me in spirit, that it will con tribute its full share toward the upbuilding 1 and development of northern and central California. We are all Californians. That is \u25a0why we are here. RICHMOND DELEGATION ' MAKES BIG SHOWING OAKLAND, Aug. 22.— The city . coun cil of Richmond chartered a special car. of the East Shore and .Suburban electric railway system and; the Rich mond electric car/ company ; placed; at its disposal one of the latest models', just out of the St.: Louis "car shops,' for the Richmond delegation to Oak-; land ; today. <;On !the front-^and [ sides of the , car were g/eat; banners. .The one on the front read, "Richmond for Prosperity" and on the sides, "Rich mond Joins 1 Oakland. -\u25a0'. in Welcome, to the Western Pacific." Mayor '.Joseph Willis and Chief of "Police James Ar nold sent special; messengers .to invite thejinerchants and factory people jter sonally. . \u25a0 - ... : ' •.. '*\u25a0«\u25a0„'\u25a0 The councilmen >in the party were: Mayor-Joseph B. -Willis, Ott6;R. v L,ud wig. E.J. Garrard, John Hartnett, J. J. Dooling, Homer ,Wyatt, James Owens, G./A: Follett andE.'McDuff; City' Clerk Vaughan; ; City Treasurer Crary, cash ier • of p the new V First ;: national bank ; Judge Lindsey, Justice Roth, City. At torney Lee D.: Windrem, ' Chief of Po lice James Arnold, H. H. Turley, City Engineer:; Chapman, L. -D. r Dimm and J. F.j Brooks of ; the Standard bil ; com pany,,- Richmond" Dean of v the -Pullman manufacturing | company, " Superintend ent:: Berkeley \ of • the ; steel .works, Su perintendent .Hayes : of the: Western pipe . and steel company, City. Auditor McVlttie; Frank Loop,; representing the California 'wine r association,',,with; sam ples \u25a0 7of £ sparkling % wines /and ;' grape juices; Rl, J.' Like. and .Warren B. ; Brown of Uhe Richmond [Terminal, F. W. Foss of the \ Richmond ' Independent ; Repre sentatiyV.>Morris ; ; of '; the 7 Leader- and Judge: J. L. Kennon ; of the Record- Herald, ,A. , C. Lang, E. .. M.] ; Ferguson, ; John ; Kenny, \ Henry; Sissenberg, H. : W. Pulse," W.'vVore.D.'R^McLaughlin,; Su perintendent 'Robertson T;.ofi- the; *East Shore - and .< Suburban -railway . company, D. R. Bagly,: superintendent: of> the '-'-/ '7" '' ' ' ' . .'-' \u25a0'' J*.>' J ~ -••'." "."-- ; '--. :'\u25a0' " -. EAST AND WEST SHARE BENEFIT I. W. HELLMAN President Wells-Fargo-XeTada : National, Bank O" This is the new winning of the west. The importance of the great project can not be overestimated and its ultimate effect for good cannot now be appreciated. The east' and .west are nearer neighbors and the benefits are to be mutual. The Western Pacific touches a great country— the greatest in the world— and over itsimiles of -steel will , be shipped the things' for which our state has become famous. The men who built the road are to be complimented, and the people who are to enjoy it, con gratulated. Richmond Belt Line railway company; W. B. Trull, agent of the Santa Fe main line and the Oakland and East &Jde railway; H. A. Stivers/ agent of the Southern Pacific, and a representa tive- of each of Richmond's fire de partments, J. 11. Philpott, William Kingett. LinvlUe Brothers and others. The oar was sidetracked at Four teenth and Franklin streets and 1 .the Richmond delegation was received by a committee of the Oakland chamber of commerce, and the Richmond boost ers '\u25a0 were ' turned over to the grand marshal, who placed the body in . a position of honor in the parade. After the parade there was a side meeting, at which" Richmond was wel comed by a few informal words by Mayor' Frank. X. Mott, and, Mayor Jo seph Willis of Richmond gave a-fit ting response. The Richmond party returned in the East Shore special at 7:30 o'clock tonight. SPECIAL IS CHEERED BYr STOCKTON'S FOLK [Special Dhpaich io The Call} STOCKTON, Aug. 22.— The first through train over the Western .Pacific arrived on schedule time, 12:20 o'clock this afternoon. Hundreds, assembled at the depot shortly after the noon hour anxiously awaiting the appearance ; of the train with its passengers consist ing of officials of the road and news papermen. , As the : train pulled" in the great crowd broke into cheers. - Mounted- on the front of the big locomotive was a moving picture man busily .engaged se curing pictures of , the scene. R. R. ; Reibenstein, Secretary J. M. Eddy of the chamber of "commerce and prominent men of thecity; received the railroad- officials," : and as' the strain schedule provided for;only a" 3O minutes' stopover, the = passengers .:' were ;-\u25a0 spon conducted -> to automobiles ."that were awaiting, and were tak'en around the city. ; The guests were ; taken .through the manufacturing section and through-; the state hospital grounds to , Vine street. The.:automobiles shot, west " on/vVlne, passing.; the 'school \u25a0 building >,and grounds, continued through- -the residence : section :in ; the .northwestern part of the; city/back; toward the busi ness section, 'and to: the 'new' hotel. ""' : Secretary' Eddy of the chamber of commerce: received the dis patch this afternoon: '- \^ ; . "Oakland, Aug. ! 22, 1910. "."Oakland, the terminal -city; '- con gratulates i the queen city* of the San HQ^^^MB^^aWHßaaVaVa^HMaaaaa^aX^^^m^^^^Wk^^^^W ;: B '\u25a0 m-^m -^- '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0"'* \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 ' B GQLLAR. > for Summer ; Be. each. 2 for 2c .;:.-< Arrow CafftVSfc' < ACo.. Troy^N. If. Joaquin valley upon the bond of the mutual interest in' the Pacific valley. "WALTER S. MACKAY, "President Oakland chamber of com merce." OFFICIALS CATCH YHE : ;f; • SPECIAL BY AUTO. [Special Dispatch to The Call] j SACRAMENTO, Aug. 22.— The desire of A. L. Brown, a Marysville merchant, to show more of Marysville than was on the program for the Western Pacific officials and their guests caused a group of the visitors to miss the special train there this morning. They saw the sights, but got to the depot after the special had pulled out. Then Brown loaded his auto with, gasoline and brought his guests to Sacramento. He covered the distance in 2 hours and 10 minutes and,landed"them on the, special before it pulled out. Those who missed the train were James K. Steele of the Pacific improvement company, C A. Horn of the Chronicle and K. C.'Kerr of the Salt Lake Tribune. Wonderful Road Some one has suggested that no bet ter motto could be chosen by the West ern Pacific than 'The road that's on the level." It has been recommended as a. pithy promise of rugged morality. The new line is 921 miles long. Con struction was begun in September. 1905. The work was carried on actively from both ends, i^rews prepared the way in Utah while survey parties mapped out the route and chiseled rock and peak 'in California. The rails were conected, in November of last year, and since then freight trains have been in operation. With the % completion, of the line the third transcontinental railroad has found its way to San Francisco. The Western Pacific is one of the most notable examples. of engineering the world. It is specially distinctive in its uniformly low grade and absence of sharp curvature, East or west FINAL WEEIC Do Not Miss the Opportunity Best Axminsters \ Reduced to Wilton Velvets ( d"fl OBZ Best Body Brussels ( f ' co Regular prices $1.85 to $2 / Extra Axminsters Reduced to Savonneries $fl . 1 0 Regular prices $1.65 to $1.75 6 Superior Axminsters and Wool Velvets, yd. $1.00 Regular prices $1.35 to $1.50 Tapestry Brussels, reg. $1.00 to $1.10, yd. ,75 DOMESTIC HUGS Great reductions on all standard weaves and sizes up to 11:3x15 feet— for example: v . • - v/M -Size. Regularly. Nov.' Standard Wilton . . . . .9x12 $40.00 .$30.00 Axminsters ...... .9x12 25.00 18.00 Brussels ...... .... ; ... 9x12 • 29.00 22.00 Corresponding reductions pn'other sizes LINOLEUM SPECIALS German Inlaid, regularly $1 .75 sq. yard . NOW $1.40 English Inlaid, regularly' sl.7s sq. yard. NOW 1.35 English Inlaid, regularly $1.65 sq. yard. NOW 1.25 American Inlaid, regularly $1 .50 sq. yd . NOW 1.10 216-228 SUTTER -STREET r[| f ||11 E err JffJSjfSi Fairmont Hotej Beslnnlas September 1. 1810." Table d'hote ~ or American Plan dlninc room will be : conducted, in ad (11 1 Job to . the European plan : or a la carte restaurant. HOTEL BELMONT S«nny, Modern i rooms, •. thoroughly ' clean isoc ; daramd up, $2.50 per.we«k up; prime hath S3 i 8?l W S S K IP- 730; Eddy «t. TeL Franklla 42W. : Take Eddy et. c« from ferrj. — \u25a0— *- -«»w. Walter To&hsend, Western Pacific I } official. [ nßlaHllHfWlai^ii i '\n\ n iiW \ 1 -\u2666» bound, the maximum grade Is 1 pet cent, or 52 feot to the mile. . ;[.• "\ Aonther remarkablo feature about this new line is the fact that it crosses the Sierras at an elevation of 5.712 feet, wblch Is 2.533 feet, or approxi mately half a mile, lower than tho Sierra crossing of arty other railroad. Because of the tow. altitude and tho consequent absence of snow, there is no necessity for the use of snow sheds and not one exists on the entire line- There are 4ft steel bridges on the line, aggregating in length D.261 feet. There are 1:5 tunnels, with a total length of 45,4!>4 feet. On the western sjope of the Sierras, in order to main tain a light and uniform grade, the line, rising II feet, loops itself within one mil*, which forms one of the won derful engineering features of the newr General Manager Pleased C. M. l.evey» vice president and gen eral manager of the Western Pacific.^ met the special at Sacramento. Levey is the man who runs the road. He is the head of the operating department. and by thousands of dollars' worth of ballasting, has made the roadbed what It is. Levey yesterday morning ex pressed himself as being satisfied with the record made by the first passenger train. He said: "The Western Pacific railway has Continued on Pace .">. Column 1 HOTEL COLONIAL Stockton Street Above Sntte* - • * San Francisco ; American Plan, 53.00 Day European Plan, $1.50 Day - A ' hotel with eTery modern coavcoleoce. Cxery room eonnectlne wtth bath. HOTEL TURPIN Newest «nd Most Popular Commercial Hotel. » \u25a0« 17 " 1I> Powell "St. at Market 1 iiix storiw ot solid comfort; lv first claa» ei-r lax Houses wlthia I block. Bates $1; $t.30 to hi per day; «E^ rooms; not a dark room la a« coase.; • F.X. and A..W, TtTEPIN, Prop*. . and Kpk . Former •\u25a0woera.Rojal ami HamUtoo Hotels.