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New York and West Virginia Accept Sites and Pledge Loyalty to jßig Fair
20,000 People Witness Elab
orate Ceremonies Adding
States to Great Expo
sition Union
Two morp states joined the exposi
tion union yesterday afternoon, adding:
to the radiant 1915 flag of Sar. Fran
cisco two new stars —New York and
"West Virginia.
In a setting of military ?plenlor and I
spontaneous enthusiasm the commls- j
6ionera representing: the two great ]
eastern commonwealth* received from
the hands of President C. C. Moor**
deeds to building sites In the wonder
ful city to be, and on behalf of the
people of their states acknowledged
formally the responsibility of partner
ship In the greatest enterprise of the
Twenty thousand men and women
witnessed the Impressive ceremony,
which took place In the Presidin reser
vation set apart by the exposition com
pany for use of states participating in
the fair. On every side broad signs I
labeled "Indiana," •'Oregon." "Nevada,"
"Ohio" and the like showed where other
states dedicated their sites, and the
addition of New York and West Vir
ginia to the galaxy became the signal
for an Immense demonstration.
But the transfer and dedication of j
the ground meant little, compared to !
the hearty assurances of the commis
sioners from the two states that they !
and the people they represent are
stanch friends of San Francisco and
the exposition. New York, with its
$700,000 appropriation for a state build
ing in 1915, has shown this friendship.
an.l "West Virginia has promised sub
stantial proof of similar kind when the j
legislature meets. For these reasons |
the exercises yesterday were of special
slgnlflcance to the exposition.
Preceding the formal dedication there
was a grand review of troops stationed
at the Presidio, in honor of the visitors,
which was witnessed by them from a
grandstand erected on the border of
the parade ground. Colonel Cornelius
Gardener, commandant at the Presidio,
turned out every officer and man in
his command, including the various
branches of the army, and Colonel John
P. Wisser, commandant of Fort "Wln
fleld Scott, marched ten companies of
the coast artillery in review.
Tt was a spectacular display, and
served to aid the Imagination In pic
turing the military pomp and ceremony
that will be a prominent feature of the
exposition two years hence. Likewise I
it was an honor to the visitors that met ]
■with en awed appreciation, for New j
York and West Virginia, great states j
as they are, can not provide such a |
At the close of the review several
short speeches were made in the grand
stand, with the crowd gathered close on
all sides.
President Moore thanked the com
missioners for their promises of sup
port, calling them partners In the
Great American Exposition. Unlim
ited." He thanked New York partic
ularly, calling It "the grand old Em
pire state that directly gave the ex
position to San Francisco."
Attorney General U. S. Webb, speak
ing for the governor, welcomed the
commissioners to California. Hβ ex
pressed confidence that New York and
West Virginia would do their duty
nobly in making the exposition a world j
Dr. A- A. d'Ancona, president of the
board of education, spoke on behalf of
Mayor Rolph, who Is absent from the
city. He was followed by Major Gen
eral Arthur Murray, commander in
chief of the department of California,
who took occasion to express his own
great personal and official interest in
the exposition project. He said:
"Aβ representative of the army In
San Francisco, I feel that it Iβ Incum
bent upon me to help the exposition at
all times. lam glad that a great world
er«at of this kind Iβ to be located
where the army can take its proper
part. What you have seen today in
this review is not all. The army will
keep It up, not only until the expo
sition opens, but until It closes."
At the close of his talk he was
■warmly applauded, both by the com
missioners and the spectators.
Chairman Norman E. Mack of the
New York commission promised the
loyal support and encouragement of
hie etato when he came to the plat
form. He said:
'It is a great pleasure, as well as
a great privilege for me, as chair
man of the Panama-Pacific exposition
commission of the great state of New
York, to come here today with my asso
ciates on the commission for the pur
pose of accepting the site on which
our state proposes to erect a magnifi
cent building. The doors of this build-
Jng will be thrown wide open not only
to New Yorkers, but to the peoples of
all the other etates and of the world
who will come to San Francisco by
hundreds of thousands in the year 1915
to join with you In celebration of the
opening of the Panama canal.
"You know, of course*, that New York
state has already appropriated $700,000
in order that, as a state, It tnay be
properly represented at your exposition.
I assure you that the legislators of
our state would have hesitated a long
time before counseling such a large
appropriation if they did not believe
that the event your exposition is
intended to celebrate and commemorate
was worthy of such a tribute; and if
they did not believe that your* men
and women of San Francisco were not
up and alive and eQual in every way
to this great opportunity. That they
realized the importance of the opening
of the Panama canal, and that they
also realized the responsibility and the
energy and the general capabilities
of you citizens of San Francisco is
apparent from what New York has al
ready done in order to be a part of
this great exposition of 1915.
"There is no question in the minds
of New Yorkers but what the opening
of the Panama canal Is going to
cement closer business' and social re
lations between New York and Its
Bister states of the Atlantic seaboard
epd San Francisco and the entire Pa
cific coast. It is going to make it
easier and cheaper to transport our
goods between the great ports of New
York and San Francisco, the two great
metropollsee of our extreme eastern
and western border*.
"If in the part you, of California
The upper picture (left) shows the planting of the flag at the site chosen by the New York commission. The persons in the picture (left to right) are:
Mrs. A. A. d'Ancona; Norman E. Mack, chairman, and Charles R. Yale, vice chairman of the New York commission. At the upper right is shown the
presentation of the deed to the site selected by the West Virginia commission. President C. C. Moore is at the left; next to him is Major General Arthur
Murray; then comes Norman E. Mack; next to him is Colonel Fred Grosscup, one of the West Virginia commissioners, who is receiving the deed. Below
is a group of those participating in the events of the day. They are (left to right) : Charles R. Yale of New York, C. O. Nagel and Colonel Fred Grosscup
of the West Virginia commission, Norman E. Mack of New York <™d Colonel Cornelius E, Gardener of the Presidio.
have sent us your luscious fruits and
your sparking wines and sturdy tim
ber and we have been good customers,
even though the cost to transport your
products to our market places along
the Atlantic seaboard has been high,
you must realize what better custom
ers we will be when transportation by
way of the Panama canal will give us
your products at a much lower cost.
Personally I believe that this inter
change of our products at greatly re
duced cost of transportation will go
far to bring about a reduction in the
cost of living."
Speaking on behalf of the people of
West Virginia. Colonel Fred Grosscup,
who is here with C. O. Nagel to repre
sent that state, echoed the loyal senti
ments of the New Yorkers. He said, in
"I am one of three commisslonfrs j
appointed by the governor of West j
Virginia to take the necessary pre
liminary steps to secure the participa- j
tion of that state in the Panama-Pacific j
international exposition. This is an I
enterprise in which the whole nation j
is deeply concerned, and "Wrst Vir- j
grinia congratulates itself upon the j
privilege of taking an active part.
"#• expect to be represented here
in 1915 in Ruch a way as will satisfy
the people of the nation and the whole
world that our little state is loyal and
capable and great.
"During our visit we have seen
much and have realised possibly for
the first time, how much yon-are dojng
on the Pacln> coaet. We are going
to go home and tell West Virginia that
no man can count his eduction com
plete until he has visited California.
"So far we have not appropriated
money for our state building and I do
not know how much it will be, but
with the inspiration we hope to bring
to our legislature, we can assure you
that the little mountain state of West
Virginia will rise up and be at least
a small star !n the great firmanent of
the east."
The dedicatory exercises took place
on the exact sites chosen by the com
missioners for the individual state
buildings. On the New York site.
President Moore presented the deed to
Chairman Norman E. Mack, who ac
cepted on behalf of the people of the
Empire state. Mrs. A. A. d"Ancona.
wife of the president of the New York
society of San Francisco, then raised
the New York flag amid a salute of
aerial bombs.
The party then proceeded to the
West Virginia site, close to the plot
chosen by the Hawaiian commission,
where the West Virginia flag was
raised by Miss Ethel Avis, daughter
of the president of the West Virginia
exposition auxiliary. Colonel Gross
cup received the deed from President
Moore. The commissioners, the expo
sition directors and the spectators
joined in giving three cheers each for
the two youngest "exposition states."
The following commissioners from
New York participated in the cere
Norman E. Mack, chairman; John K.
Yale. Arthur A. McLean, Joseph B.
Mayer, John Dlx Coffin, James A. Foley,
Thomas A. Cullen, James A. Frawley,
! George H. Cobb. John t F. Murtaugh,
Thomas H. Bussey, George H. Whitney,
Alfred K. Smith, Daniel D. Friable,
! Frank L. Young, Daniel L. Ryan and
William Leary. assistant secretary.
The following commissioners from
West Virginia participated:
Colonel Fred Grosscup and C. O.
Preceding the exercises on the ex
position site a complimentary luncheon
was tendered the members of the visit
ing commissions by the directors of the
exposition at the Fairmont hotel. R. B.
Hale, flret vice president of the exposi
tion and a native of New York; Attor-,*
ney General U. S, Webb, a native of
West Virginia; I>r- A. A. d'Ancona,
member of the board of education;
President C. C. Moore, Norman E. Mack
of New York and Colonel Fred Grosscup
of West Virginia made short addresses.
Mack delivered messages from both
Governor Dix and Governor elect Sul
zer, In which the exposition was prom
ised their full support. Governor Dlx
"I hope the New York commission
will take hold and work in dead ear
nest, for California deserves all she
Governor elect Sulzer sent the fol
"I wish you would say to California
that I have more friends there than in
any other state, except my- own. I do
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place below any state or nation at the
world's fair In 1915. Our state will
stand back of this exposition in every
way, shape and manner—now and until
the gates close. Wβ have faith In Cali
fornia and are satisfied we can trust
the business men who are at the head
of the exposition."
In the evening , the commissioners
from both states were entertained at
the Bohemian club, where Chairman
William T. Sesnon of the entertainment
committee provided a genuine "Bo
hemian night" In their honor. The
moving pictures taken at the exposi
tion grounds in the afternoon were
shown as a-special feature.
Champlonablp Motorcycle Race*
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Opening of New Building to
Be Celebrated in Second
Week of December
Program Consists of Daily
Concerts and Other
The final details of the program for
the nine days' celebration of the open
ing of the new $500,000 German house.
Polk and Turk streets, will be arranged
tomorrow in a meeting of the general
festival committee. The meeting will
be held at 2 p. m. at the German house,
with Chairman P. F. Rathjens presid
ing. Everything will be arranged for
the opening of the celebration next
The general program of the festival
will be as follows:
Satnrdar. December 7 —Grand oppnhig concert
by the Pacific Saengerbund. Prof. Frederick W.
Z<»ch Jr., director, with Mrs. D. Rose as soloist.
Concert musio by the combined orchestras of 1,.
Rltiau and C. Hogee. Addresses will be deliv
ered by p. F. Rathjens, chairman of the festival
committee; John Hermann, president of the Ger
man Honse association; Governor Johnson, Mayor
Rolpb; Frederick Meyer Jr.. architect of the
German house, and Kranz Bopp, German Impe
rial consul.
Sunday, December B—Grand symphony concert
by William F. Zech's symphony orchestra of Cβ
pieces, to be followed by a grand ball.
Monday, December 9 —Karl yon der Mehden'e
orchestra will furnish the music, assisted by the
Arion Singing society, with Mrs. P. Fre.rgang
as soloist. Mrs. J. F. Nltzel*' Instrumental trio
will render several classic selections.
Tuesday, December 10*— The Freundschaft
Snengerbund and Germania club singing section
will render popular airs, assisted by the Colum
bia Park boys* band, with soprano eo'cs by stme.
E. Blankenburg and cornet solos by Franz Hell.
Wednesday. December 11 — The "Sehuetzen-
Abend." Music will be furnished by Karl yon
d< r Mehden'a band, an* the concert will be-un
der the direction of the "Harmonfe" and "Hps
sen" Gesang verein. assisted by Miss Lena Hack
melster in soprano solos.
Thursday. December 12—The combined turning
societies will give exhibitions of physical culture
and songs of the fatherland will be rendered by
Ban Francisco Turn rerela end Oakland Turn
verein singing sections, assisted by the Columbia
Park hoys' band.
Friday. December 13—"Swiss Night." with the
Grutll verein singing section and the "Alpon
rosli" Singing society of mixed voices, and the
San Francisco Zither club, under the direction of
Max Maler, In popnlar sections.
Saturday afternoon. December 14—At 2 o'clock
there will be a grand children's matinee. The
St. Mark's boys' band will furnish the music on
this occasion, and the children of Miss Koch's
German classes will present a playlet and reci
tations. As a special attraction Adolph Becker
ha« promised his all star congregation of artist*.
Saturday evening's program will be rendered
by Karl tod der Mehden's band and the T>n
tonia, Bayerbund and Oakland singing societies,
with a soprano solo by Miss Marie Simons and
tronrnone solo by Alfred Roncovlerl.
The week's celebration will be closed by a
fancy dress ball on Sunday night.
During the week the splendid audi
torium, banquet hall, rathskeller,
bowling alleys, social halls and lodge
rooms will be open for inspection.
A special attraction will be the "Wal
halla" or roof garden on the fifth floor
of the building, where continuous per
formances will be given by the best lo
cal professional and amateur talent
under the direction of Max Carl Weiss
of the German Theater company.
An order forbidding: the Importation
Into the United States of Irish potatoes
from Newfoundland, the islands of St.
Pierre, Miquelon, England. Scotland,
Wales, Ireland, Germany, Austria and
Hungary, was received yesterday by
William Hamilton, acting collector,
from Willet M. Hay, acting: secretary
of agriculture. Potatoes from those
countries are prohibited on account of
the potato wart.
Innumerable Cmmen oi Indigestion Vm +
low Thanksjs-ivlnse Feast; Actor
Among , the Victim*
Emergency hospitals in th« resi
dence districts were overrun yesterday
with cases of "ptomaine poisoning,"
according to 4he anxious complaints of
the patients and their friends.
No serious effects resulted and the
surgeons say in most instances the
fears were prompted by indigestion
due to too much turkey.
One exception, however, was that of
George Boban of the Armstrong- Fol
lies company, who suffered ptomain*
poisoning from an oyster cocktail
taken during the matinee at the Amer
ican theater. Ed Armstrong finished
his part and Beban was rushed to h's
apartments. He will recover.
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