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The Reorganization of the
Union Pacific.
Interest-Bearing Bonds to Be
Issued to the Government
-— — _ _ —~
They Are to Run for a Hundred
Years, and a Sinking Fund Pro
vided in the Meantime.
Washington, April 26.—Attorney-Gen
eral Olney to-day sent to Congress a draft
of the bill prepared Dy tbe Department of j
Justice for the reoreanization of the |
Uuion Pac fie and readjustment of the
claim* of the United States againcr tbe
company. The bill authorizes the Secre
tary of the Treasury, with the approval of
the President, Io receive iv exchange for
the present claims of the United States
aga.nst the Union Pacific Railway Com
pany and liens of the United States upon
properties of said company bonds to a:.
amount equal to the aggregate indebted- 1
ness of said company to the Uniiert States j
on the first day of July, 1894, for the priu
clml and interest of the bonds of the j
Unitpd States issued in aid of trie con- I
struction of the Uuion Pacific and Kansas j
Pacific railroads. The upw bonds shall j
bear interest at the rate of 2 per cent per
annum and be secured by mortgage. The i
aggregate amount of indebtedness shall be j
computed and ascertained as follows:
First — To the total amount of the prin- ■
cipal of 6aid b >nds of the United States j
shall be added the interest which shall j
then have been raid, and the interest then j
and thereatter payable by the Unitpd •
States thereon until the lespective dates !
of the maturity of said bonds, as if no j
payment had been made or credit given I
Secund— From the aegregate amount so
ascertained shall be deducted any and all
payments or credits upon the said indebt
edness to th« United States, as shall ap
pear In the bond and interest accounts of
paid companies respectively with tbe
United Stutee as of July 1, 1594.
Third— Tha present worth of the bal
ance fund shall be computed as of July
1, 1594, by discounting tbe said balance at
the rate of 2 per cent per annum for the
period between the said last-mentioned
date and the average date of maturity of
said bonds of the United States.
The amounts computed and ascertained
shall be deemed to be tbe amount due to
the United Stales on July 1, 1894, and tbe
bonds of Eaid company shall be received
by the United States as herein provided at
par for said amount. The bonds to be
received by the United State* are to run
KW years to mature July 1, 1994, and to
draw 2 per cent per annum interest. The
bonds shall be secured by a mortgage
covering all the property, real, personal
and mixed of the railway comuany.
Under the terms of this mortgage the
Union Pacific, beginning with the year
1905, ahall pay annually into the said
treasury sinking fund 5i. 650,000, default
for «ix months to be cause for foreclosure.
The funds and securities now in the
hands of tbe treasury Union Pacific fund
shall be held as further security for the
new bonds to be issued. The Attorney-
General is given authority to co-operate
with the Union Pacific Reorganization
Committee now at work. The plan this
committee shall agree on, it is provided,
shall limit the annual fixed charges of the
company to 58,500,000. Bonds for exten
sion and development of the reorganiza
tion system may ba issued hereafter by
consent of two-tbirds of the board of re
organization, the bonds to be subject to
the general mortgage bonds. Power is
given the company to issue preferred aud
common stock to an amount to be fixed by
a majority of the stockholders. The exist
ing first mortefiga bonds ate superior to
the Government's lien.
The company is given power to provide
for by issuing at or before maturity other
bonds to run not exceeding seventy-five
years aud to bear not exceeding 5 per cent
annual interest, the lien to be tue same as
tbe present bonds. An annual sinkiue
fund of £450,000 is provided for Jbe re
demption of these bondi. The board of
directors is to consist of five Government
directors and fifteen other directors, seven
of whom may be chosen by preferred
stockholders and eight by common stock
holders. Provision is made for the courts
controlling and providing for debts of ibe
company and for other incidents of tbe
Boston, April 26.— The Boston News
Bureau understands from authoritative
sources that ihe executive authorities at
Washington in the Union Pacific reor
ganization committee have agreed on
Attorney-General Olney's plan for an ad
justment of the Union Pacific debt to the
Government. Juriee Hoadley, as the rep
resentative of the United States Attorney-
General, has been at (york upon the de
tails of the matter, and on Friday Attor
ney-General Olney, it is understood, will
submit his bill for an adjustment of the
railroad debt to the Government, to which
all parties interested, it is believed, will
readily consent. It will remain with
Congress to take up the question of a
settlement at this session, and Washing
ton advices ate to the effect that uuder the
leadership of tbe Pacific Railroads Com
mittee the question will be taken up and
passed probably before the tariff legisla
tion is finished.
Attorney-General Olnpy's bill provides
for the full payment of the Government
debt arid accrued interest. The Govern
ment lien will remain unchanged and
be improved by the cancellation of $7,
--500.000 of first-mortgage bonds of the rail
road sinking funds now in the United
States Treasury, which will reduce the
first mortgage to $26,000,000. This Gov
ernment settlement and reorganization of
the Union Pacific will be without ref
erence to the Gulf Short Line and naviga
tion systems.
New York, April 26.— Judge Hoadley
to-night declined to confirm or dpny the
leport from Boston concerning the Union
Pacific reorganization plan. He said he
had Deen summoned to apDear before the
House Committee on Pacific Railways
next Friday and would then probably have
eome'hing definite to say.
fig Tbe main features of tbe legislation pro
posed In tbe plan submitted by the Attor
ney-General are as follows:
First— The existlDg corporation Is to be pre
served. That ought to be done without report
to the harsh process of foreclosing Its liens. If It
should be otherwise, however, the bill provides
for foreclosuie bys-leor otherwise, and If by
sale autlioiizes a reorganization plan conform-
me to me provisions of the act and not less
favorable to the United States.
Second— The existing . first mortgage bonds
for {33,529,512, less amount of bonds Id sink-:
! ins fund to be canceled— §7,6l6,ooo— are to be :
| renewed and extended at a lower rate ** or inter- |
' est (not exceeding 5 per cent), with a provision |
I for a sinking fund estimated at a sufficient ■
i amount to extinguish the debt at the maturity
j of the bonds.
Third— The debt of the United States, to the
! amount, of $50,000,000, Is to be paid in 2 per
cent 100-year bonds, secured by second mort
gage ou all the principal in future to be ac
quired by the property of the company, and
it tier secured by a provision: for a sinking
fund ot such an amount in annual payment on
account of V, and interest on these bonds shall
always* equal the sum ot ,650,000. From
tills arrangement the United States receives
great advantage, according to the Attorney-
General. Its debt becomes, securad by over
8000 miles of road, whereas the only assured j
lien of the United States is now confined to
1432 miles of road. Its debt is further secured
by an annual payment to a sinking lund of
about $250,000, which will crow larger as
j bonds of mis i-siie are redeemed. In the Inter
est of the reorganization plan the United States
| not only contributes Its share toward the re
duction of fixed charge*, but may be expected
to be literal. It did not subsidize the Union
Pacific Company for profit, but on political |
grounds, and if satisfied with the security for
the principal sum, and assuied of the ability of
the company to perform Its charter duties, it ,
may be content with a moderate income.
Fourth — The bill authorizes and provides
bonds to be secured by a third mortgage of the I
propeny (called the g ueial mortgage), and to I
lv issued for the purposes following: First— I
They are to be used In funding and refunding.
by exchange or otherwise, outstanding obliga
tions. This funding and refunding process is
expected and required to result In a great re
duction of fixed charges. Second— lt would be
the height of folly to reorganize the company
leaving it without resources lor development
and improvement. A railroad is a thing of
constant growth, if not in mileage in the condi- |
tion of its pi nt, and constantly requires fresh
capital for the new construction. Consequently j
the general mortgage bunds may be used for
improvements with the consent of two-thirds
of tin* directors. *
Fifth— The power of using general mortgage j
bonds and stock tor refunding Is limited, so {
the annual charges for the sinking fund re
quirements of the bonds held by the United !
States and the guaranteed rentals of the com-!
pany of all bonds that are Issued shall not ex- !
.ceeu $8,500,000. This limitation by cutting
down the fixed charges by from $4,000,000 to i
55, 000,000 seems to make it leasonably cer- {
tain that after the reorganization the company
can haidly fail to operate its roads successfully
and to meet all legal requirements upon its !
— The existing sinking fund of., the
United States is utilized by the cancellation of
| such parts as consists of existing first mortgage
, bonds, and by placing the balance of it with
I the Secretary of the Treasury as additional
| security for the new bonds accepted by the
| United stales.
Seventh— A plan of reorganization has not j
, yet, be v formulated. Therefore, but. little j
| pi ogress can be made witn such a plan until
I the requirements of the Government are clearly
; ascertained. It lias been claimed the Govern
ment should coutmt itself with prescribing ;
what It wiil accept in payment of its debt and
leave all the other terms of a reorganization to i
be settled by the directors and stockholders in
terested. It would be necessarily improvident I
for the United States to assent io a plan which
was not known In advance and which was not i
thus ascertained to be such that under it the j
reorganization committee may be expected io i
permanently operate i s road and fulfill all Us
private and public obligations. The plan of
thai character would simply bring the Govern- .
m«ut, in only a short time, face to face with
the demands that now confront It. The Gov- !
ernment ought not to consent to a .scheme j
which it does not know to be framed on piln
ciples of justice to all parties. While permit- j
ting the private interests involved all possible
latitude, the proposed bill puts limitations, ,
'which are simply what sound policy and justice j
require. It Is thus with the fixed charges afier :
the reorganization by fixing an amount which
in the charges, guaranteed rentals, etc.. shall j
not be exceeded. So the entire scheme of re- j
organization must be satisfactory and receive
the co-operation of the law officers of -the Gov- I
| eminent, and ttia bill also provides in terms |
[ that the plan of reorganization sh 11 confer the \
same conditions upon ail members of each i
class without discrimination or preference.
Eighth— lt being highly improbable that dif
ferences should not arise respecting the rights
of parties under the plan of reorganization, the |
bill provides a forum by which they shall be
adjusted. The forum suggested is the Court of
Appeals of the District of Columbia. It may
be suggested that if a plan of reorganization
Is agreed to on behalf of the private interest,
Congress shall remain passive. Until the re
quirements of the United States are first au
thoritatively defined, however, the private
parties are without the ground upon
which a reorganization plan must rest. The
bill will furnish that ground, will put creditors
and stockholders in possession of the exact con
dition they have to deal with and enable them
to agree upon a plan of reorganization. How
largely the United Stated In Its credit capacity
li interested In the success of such a plan
has, perhaps, bean atreadiy sufficiently urged.
But it may not improperly be urged that much
more is Involved than the exact price to be col- j
lected on the public debt. Congress started
the Union I'acitic .Railway Company to promote
grea public ends and to secure great public
advantages and- granted lands and subsidies
on tbe express condition mat it should trans
mit Its dispatches, mills, troops and munitions
of war, supplies and public stores for the Gov
ernment. Unless the objects have ceased to be j
of value, or a corporation like the Union !
j Pacific Hallway. Company is not needed for ;
i their accomplishment, the rehabilitation of that \
| company or the substitution of another with I
! like franchises and subject to like duties is im
peratively demanded on the broad ground of
the genera] welfare. It is of importance to the j
public and of Immense moment to the peopl9
! of Stages and Territories traversed by the road i
j that the existence of a receivership should :
! give place to the management of a solvent and ,
' strong corporation as soon as practicable. Iv |
j the bands of the receivers the road is a com
, paratively inert , property— simply a mass . of
i assets to be kept intact, if possible, for ulti- i
| mate distribution among creditors. It wilt i
again become live property, a principal factor >
in the growth and prosperity of the many corn- '
munities served by it only when a control of
the courts, which can no more than preserve '
the existing status, is superseded by the con- i
trol of owners, who can deal with it on the i
principles applicable to all business enter- i
I am authorized to say that the special coun- i
sel of the United Mates In Union Pacific mat
ten, the Hon. George Hoadley of New York, I
whose valuable aid and co-operation Iv th ■
preparation of tbe proposed bill I have freely
availed myself of, entirely agrees in the ex
pediency of such legislation and In the views j
expressed in this report.
There is much satisfaction in Congres- |
| sional circles over the prospect of a settle- i
! ment the Union Pacific debt. Attorney- i
' General Oluev's plan will be presented to I
! the House next Tuesday Iv the meantime !
I reports come from B iston, where the '
annual meeting of the Union Pacific was '
held yesterday, that the Government and
j the road have reached an agreement. -
Chairman " Reilly of the Pacific Roads I
Committee said the agreement, if it had ;
been reached, would greatly ; simplify: the ■
question. It would still be necessary* to \
haVe Congress approve it. yet it overcame j
the difficulty of disagreement between the '
parties most interested. The agreement, I
as reported from Boston, is for a refunding I
|of the big debt. Mr. Reilly says this is the !
i plan in favor in the committee and gener
ally preferred in previous; CoDgrrss-s. ■
The most significant feature of the agree- j
| -neat is that it dispose* of the plan for !
foreclosing the Government debt and tak- j
ing possession of the Union Pacific road, i
Confirmed by the Senate.
Washington. April 26.— The Senate in
executive session to-day confirmed 'he fol
lowing nominations: Clifford Stuythe of
Xf'W York to be Consul a? Carthagen',
Colombia; Pavder Edwin Stewart, to bf
Chief of the Bureau of Supplies and Ac
counts and Payujaster-G.-neral In the I)p
--partinent of the Navy, with the relative
rank of commodore from May 16, 1894.
Senators Have Little Use
for the Army.
Allen's Resolution Was Quickly
Wolcott Pays His Respects to the
Commonweal and Incidentally
Touches Up Gov. Waite.
Washington, April 26.— immediately
ofter the reading of the journal in the
Senate, Jurvis, recently appointed from
North Carolina to succeed the late Senator
Yanc<% was sworn in. Allen's Coxey
resolution then came up, and Allen etiled
there w uld be no obj»ction on the Demo
cratic side to its passage. Vest, however,
opposed it. He said these peoi-Ie should
lip. treated as all other citizens of the
United States. If they did not violate any
;aws they would not be molested, but he
deprecated the introduction of such a
resolution, because it intimated a want of
confidence in tlie iustiiutions and luws of
the land; their right to come here ad
visit the Capitol was so plain, so evident, !
that any suspicion about it was a reflection
on the intelligence of the country.
He was opposed to the preamble, how
ever, if It meant to include these men who
had trampled on the laws, injured prtvate
property and undertaken to secure trans
portation to this city by free of arms;
for them he emphatically dissented from
it. lie declared the men who were march
ing to Washington would be protected in
their rights, but they would have to learn
to abide by tbe laws of the land, and if
Congress for one instant compromised
with them it would open a crevasse which
would end in a flood of final destruction.
If any one wanted to come here, whether
they were employed or unemployed, to
inspect the public buildings and visit Con
grsss their rights would be respecteJ, but
Alien they seized trains to come on, when
they violated tbe laws of tie country and
trampled on the rights of the people, Con-
g r ess ought not to treat with them.
Wolcott of Colorado entered a vigorous
protest against passing the resolution.
fie was at a loss to understand the pur
pose of the resolution, which could not
change the law in any respect, but simply
extended a cringing invitation to those
men. calling themselves unemployed, some
of whom were coming by begging, some
by their overpowering force and some on
-trier, trains.
The only excuse for such lawless action
as had bean recently enacted had been tbe
utterances of men in high places holding
offices. Members of the Senate who had
spoken of a servile police force and a paid
soldiery, seemed to think it i roper to de
nounce in the Senate, men sworn to do
their duty. It was to be regretted the
Governors at certain States had been so
unwise as to urge these men to m:»ke a de
scent on the Capitol of the United States.
His own State bad the misfortune to have
one of these Governor*, whose antics had
brought discredit and dishonor to bis com
monwealth and sullied her fair name.
Wolcott said he was tired of dealing with
these methods of administration. The j
times were out of joint, but what made
them so might be attributed to one cause
or another. He believed most of the men
in Coxey's army might be honeat, but they
were led by men who were cranks, insane
or vicious. Their methods of righting
wrongs could result in no good. This
could only come from the natural benefi
cence of mankind, which, as the world
grew better, made men more humane and
kind. There should be no tna'n suffering
for bread in this broad domain of the
United States who was willing to work.
There was to-day no man who sincerely
desired to work for the support of himself
and family who could not get work, or
bread to put Into the mouths of himself
and his little ones until work could be
"I am tired of this talk of national ad
ministration," he said. "In Colorado to
day, crushed and humiliated as she is by
the action of Congress, I venture to say
no man"is suffering because he can find no
work, or no willing bauds to assist in
suprorting him until work can be found
for him. I believe the time has come
when those of us who are in public life
ought to begin to cultivate mor** regard for
the perpetuity of Republican institutions
and to pander less to that misled portion
of the labor vote, whose labor is with their
throats and never with their hands.
"It's time we stood up for American
manhood, for the right of every man to
work If be wants to, if It takes the whole
army of tbe United States to enable him
to do so. The right of every man is to
enjoy equal liberty with every other man,
and that means he shall have such liberty
as is not Inconsistent with the equal right
of his neighbors— the right to hold and en
joy the property which the laws ot the
country have enabled him to secure. It's
time we had the courage to stand together
against this socialism, populism and pater
nalism which is running riot in this coun
try and which must end in the destruction
of liberties which the laws give us, liber
ties which should be dearer to us than life
A number of Senators took the pains to
goto Senator Wolcott, after he had con
cluded his remarks, and express their ap
probation of what he had said. Dolph (R.)
of Oregon stated that he fully agrped with
what the Senator from Missouri (Vest) had
said, but he called attenlion to other ob
jectionable features of the preamble to the
resolution. No one denied the right of
citizens of the United Slates to peaceably
assemble to petition Congress or to visit
the Capitol. His objection to the resolu
tion lav in the fact that it was accompa
panied by a lying ireamble, which was in
effect a censure of the authorities of tbe
District of Columbia.
Gray of Delaware also condemned the
resolution, even while he said he would
vote for it if thfl preamble was omitted.
He admitted be bad a kindly sympathy for
tbe bondage which made our road 3so
picturesque in summer.
Allen defended hi* action in introducing
the resolution situ! spoke for some time.
In the cferse of his speech he callpd these
gatherings the "spontaneous uprising of
Amn can citizens against wrong and op
pression." It was, he said, a peaceable
gathering of men engaged in a peaceable
"Docs tbe Senator apply tbat to the
Army of the Common weal which stole a
train at Butte, killed two Deputy Mar
shals, and whom the troops of the United
States are now trying to capture?" asked
Wolcott, but Allen refused to be drawn
on to this ground. Be declared he was a
wurm advocate of peace and lawfulness.
He criticized tbe action of the Commis
sioners of the District of Columbia in
issuing a proclamation warning Coxey's
army against entering the District.
At 1:45 o'clock, before any action had
been taken on the resolution, Harris
moved to take up a resolution providing
that "To-morrow and until otherwise
ordered, the Senate shall meet at 11 A. M."
Peffer and t Allen objected to the pending
re«olution being displaced and demanded
an aye aud no vcte. The vote (which also
showed thp a'titude of tbe Senate ou
Allen's resolution) was as follows:
Ayes — Aldrich, Allison. Bate, Berry,
Blackburn. Blanchard, Brice, Caffery,
Call, Caniden, Coke. Cullom, Dußois,
Faulkner, George, Gibson, Gorman, Gray,
Hale, nansbrough, Harris, Hawley, Hig
gins, Huntou. Jarvis, Jones (Arkausas).
Lindsay, Lodge, McMillan. Mcpherson,
Manderson, Martin, Mills, Mitchell (Wis
consin), Morrlll, Palmer, Pascoe, Perkins.
Platt, Power, Proctor, Push, Roach, Sher
man, Shoup, Teller, Turpie, Vest, Vilas,
Voorhens, Walsh. Washburn, White, Wol
Noes — Allen, Dolpb, Frye, Gellinger,
Kyle, Peffer— 6.
Jhe Senate without division then agreed
to the resolution and Harris moved to
t-ke up the tariff bill, aud Higgins (R.) "I
Delaware took the tl> or in opposition to
the bill. He argued that the passage ot
the tariff bill would seriously endanger
the interests of the United States in con
nection with its rights to the exclusive oc
cupancy of Pearl River harbor in the
Hawaiian Islands. He proceeded to dis
t'li^- at length the subject of the annexa
tion of the islands, remarking that he hail
thought seriously of offering a resolution
requesting the President to scud back to
i he Senate for consideration and ratifica
tion the treaty of annexation.
"So far as we can judtie from his mes
sage," said Biggin*, "the President with
drew the treaty without ever considering
the problem of annexation of he islands,
lie rejected the treaty because he claims it
had been obtained wrongly. In all bit
facts and in all his conclusions ;<f<er caie
ful perusal of the testimony, 1 believe the
President Is wrong, l>u , clothed as he is.
as the Chief Executive of the nation, with
enormous power over this quesiion, he
seems to have taken his course on these
narrow grounds."
Ilit'gitis paid an eloquent tribute tn Presi
dent Dole and the Provisional Govern
ment. Speaking of the Hawaiian Provis
ional Government Higgius said:
"Now at last, when called upon to de
fend the civilization they had created from
the barbarism that sought to dr»w it back
into its embrace, they suddenly found
themselves a«sa!led by tl c overwhelming
power of the United States itself. But the
race is not always to the swift, unr the
battle to the strong. Again the rnor»l
forces were In the ascendant. Again they
asserted themselves, and never in hunmn
• XDfrieuce will more moral grandeur be
seen than when the President of the
mightiest republic on earth sees himself
nnhorsed by the President of the feeblest.
Ail honor to Sanford B. D >le.
"Called In unlooked-for emergencies
and without seeking the place, to a task of
singular difficulty if not danger, he has
ilischirged his duty with a signal ability
aud in a manner that receives no higher
praise than to say it is worthy of the New
England missionaries, of that New Eng
land theocracy from which he sprang and
to whom these islands owe their civiliza
tion." ,
At 5 o'clock Higgius concluded his
speech, after speaking three and a halt
hours. Dolph, who was speaking when
the Senate adjourned yesterday, was
recognized and gave a further installment
of his tariff speech begun on the 20th inst.
At 5:40 p.m. the Senate went into execu
time spssion and immediately afterward,
at 0:20 o'clock, adjourned.
Trying to " Dock " Congressmen
Who Absent Themselves.
Washington, April 26. — Hepburn of
lowa interposed his daily objection to the
approval of the journal in the House to
day and compelled a rollcali, which re
sulted in its approval— 237 to 0. At this
point became visible the first effect of the
nttempt to enforce the law of 1636 to
"dock" members absent, except on ac
count of sickness.
Mahon (R.) of Pennsylvania precipitated
the matter by rising to a question of
privilege and offering a resolution direct
ing the Srrgeant-at-Arm3 to pay members
Iheir salaries without any deductions on
account of absence, unless such absence
is first certified by some duly authorized
officer of the House. A point of order
was raided by Kilgore and supported by
several Democrats that the resolution did
not present a question of privilege. The
point was sustained by the Speaker on the
ground that it was a matter of lawaud
not under the control of the House.
"But that Is not the law," interjected
"That," said the Speaker, "is not a ques
tion for the House to determine." Hh
added he should decline to certify salaries
unless members informed him how much
salary was due them.
Another resolution was also offered,
Mahon declaring that when members were
absent the Sergrant-at-Arm3, in the ab
sence of any rule, has no authority to re
quire them to give reasons therefor. This
was also ruled out of order and an appeal
was laid on the table by a strict party vote,
except that Lucas (R.) of South Dakota
voted with the Democrats. The House
then went into commit'ee of the whole
and resumed consideration of the diplo
matic and consular appropriation bill.
Debate proceeded during the afternoon on
small unimportant amendments none of
which were adopted. When the bill was
completed the committee rose. The bill
as pained carried $1,813,538, a decrease of
$46,70(5 compared with the appropriations
for the current year. At 5 o'clock the
House adjourned.
Three Vigifontes Killed in a Battle
With the Outlaws.
Wichita, Earn., April 28.— A dispatch
to the Eagle from Coal Creek, 1. T., this
evening says: A party of bandits sup
posed to be the Dalton gang encountered a
posse of vigilantes near there and had a
terrible fight. Three ol tue bandits were
wounded, one mortally. Three of the
vigilantes— William Ross, John Hall and
James Hammond— were killed and other:
wounded, but not fatally.
President Cleveland to Visit Secre-
tary Morton's Home.
Omaha. April 26.— A special to the Bee
from Ts^braska City says: "It is under
stood President and Mrs. Cleveland will
spend a portion of the summer here, guests
of Secretary Morton. Extensive improve
ments are boiug made on Arbor Lodge,
the Secretary's country place.
Cholera at Lisbon.
Lisbon, April 26.— Dunns the twenty
four hours ending this evening there were
eighty-four cases of cholera. Th» total
number of cases thus far i« 440.
Santa Barbara's Festival
at Its Height.
In the Battle Roses Were Flying
Thick and Fast,
The Day's Festivities Wound Up by
a Grand Illumination
and Ball.
Santa Barbara, April 26. — To-day
Queen Flora reigned. By her orders the
wheels of trade were clogged and the busi
ngs streets were transformed iuto drives of
floral grandeur and loveliness. The long,
broad avenue leading from tbe hills to the
sea no longer heard the voice of the trades
man. It was a holiday in Santa Barbara and
a memorable one ai ttiat. It was a day of
novel floral parade and tbe Battle ot the
Tue weather was an improvement on yes
terday and outdoor sports were held in the
bright, warm sunshine. Thousands of
people thronged the streets all day, and
great crowds of people were anxious to
secure places w litre they could witness the
afternoon's doings.
Ad excursion from southern towns
brought in thousands of people, and by the
time the parade started it was impossible
to pass along the streets. A brisk wind
sprung up during tba morning and was
he only thing to mar the pleasure of the
Tbe decorations along State street,
which yesterday received so much praise,
had been made still more gay by placing
for the time being potted palms and
shrubbery along the driveway every few
feet for over a mile, aod on both sides
large spreading fan and date palms could be
seen, which tended to make the business
street seem more like a flower gaideu than
anything else.
Another striking feature which was
added during the night was a fish net drape
trimmed wi h hundreds of Duchess de
Brabaut roses against a background of
maidenhair fern.. This was draped
artistically across the street.
On the Tribune's buildingan enthusiastic
crowd waited the coming of the proees
ii n. Goddess Flora, enshrined in a mas
of roses, appeared at the foot of Slate
street surrounded by her suite of fifty chil
dren dressed in white and wreathed in
flowers. They proceeded to the grand
stand, followed by the Queen of the
Flowers in a costume rich with floral trim
mings, on a float of La France roses, with
a canopy of the same. This latter float
was the most artistic of them all and re
ceived the first prize.
A symphony in white carnations was
the carriage entered by the president of
the association. Even to tbe wheels
wreaths of smilax relieved the pure white.
A surrey covered with pink roses took first
banner for its class.
The brownie coach was another prize
winner. It was a mountain stage, covered
with Duchess roses, aud oecupipd by rep
resentatives of Palmer Cox's little people,
from top to bottom.
A phaeton covered wltfi Caroline Custir
rises inside and out, occupied by two
young ladies in costumes of corresponding
snade, was the most attractive of the
smaller vehicles. There were over 100 en
tries in the procession and it was fully n
hour before the judges could make the se
lection of winners.
lv tbe meantime the battle of flowers
was on. Commencing with a note from a
bugle the firing at first was only at ran
dom, but the fight soon commenced in
earnest and roses were flying thick and
fast. Bouquets such as only Santa Barbara
can furnish were toon withering on the
Conspicuous in tbe participants was a
carriage load of sailors from the monitor
Monterey in navy uniform and the fight
was novel to them.
The Santa Barbara cinb rode in an old
camp wagon which was hidden beneath a
profusion of flowers. Four forlorn mules
which drew the outfit were wreathed with
dailies and the whole was an amusine com
bination of the life on the plains in '49 and
a day in a Harden of a lov«r of flowers.
The r.fternoon pnised off without au ac
cident, which seems almost miraculous
'•onsidering the confusion when the rose
battle was at its height. The awarding of
premiums finished, the crowd went home
to wait for the illumination in the evening.
The festival is a complete success thus
far. Flowera ara plentiful, and the people
of the city enter enthusiastically into the
event, which has become an annual fea
ture of Santa Barbara and which is be
coming more and more widely known. It
is strictly a flower carnival and is not in
tended as a procession where merchants
can advertise their wares, but wbete the
city can make known to the world her
wealth of flowers.
To-morrow will end the festival, when a
dance will be hdd at the pavilion.
Native Sons Finish Their Business
at Eureka.
Rain Interfered With Festivities
Somewhat, but All Had a
Good Time.
Eureka, April 26.— fourth day's
session of the Grand Parlor convened at 9
o'clock, Grand President John T. Greany
presiding. The steamer Pomona brought
a few additions to the delegates, necessi
tating work for the committee on creden
tials, who reported favorably upon "i the
credentials of Herman N. Gard and John
J. Allen of Oakland Parlor.
Exemplification , of the proposed new
ritual was made a special order for 8
o'clock this evening. :
The following resolution, offered by the
grand president, was adopted by a rising
vote: -['_--„ "v : '
I The Grand Parlor, in . Us seventeenth annual
session assembled, appreciating the very
kind courtesies ':■■': extended to ;, delegates ;in
entei talnln? them ou the i ide to ; Scotia 5 and
the * Hospitable ; entertainment at ? the lumber
mill, therefore be it
Resolved, Tbat this Grand Parlor does by
these resolutions sincerely extend its thanks to
John M. Vance, president of the Eel River and
Eureka Railroad, and J. A. Sinclair, superin
tendent of the Pacific Lumber Company.
A resolution of thanks was then ex
teuded to the Humboldt Native Sons,
Daughters and citizens generally, reading
as follows:
Resolved, Tbat tills Grand Parlor tender Us
sincere thanks to the officers and members of
Humboldt Parlor No. 14, N. S. O. W., Occ -
aeut Parlor No. 26, K. D. G. W., »ud the clli-
Zens eenerally for tueir most hospitable recep
tion and generous entertainment given to the
members of this body dm lug tlieir stay Jn the
beautiful city of Eureka.
A communication was received from
J. S. BairJ, now holding office as grand
trustee, conai ing his regalia and resig
nation as such officer.
A let of resolutions of respect to the
memory of William T. Morgan, who at
the time of his death held the office of
gP<Dd trustee, was reid and adopted and
ordered s read at, length upon the minutes
of the Grand Parlor.
Carroll of the committee on legislation
submitted a favorable report on the amend
ment of article VI. section 1, authorizing
the grand president to appniut deputies to
visit localities where no parlors exist for
the purpose of organizing and instituting
parlors, also to go to such localities where
parlors are known to be in a languishing
condition and endeavor to rehabilitate
them; sucb deputies to receive actual
traveling expenses ;inci So per diem, pro
vided such deputies' work has been done
to the satisfaction of the grand presidept;
expenditures to carry out these provisions
lo be liquidated by a special tax levy for
this purpose only. This report called for
considerable debate, and was finally adopt
ed by a vote of 126 to 17.
A resolution was then offered and adopt
ed authorizing and instructing the finance
commute* to make provisions to levy a
special tax of 10 cents per capita to constitute
an organizing fund to enable the grand
president to carry out the provisions of the
above amendment.
The grand president declared the elec
tion of grand < ffieers to be in order. Grand
Vice-President Jo D. Sproul of Chico was
nominated and elected grand president.
For grand vice-president, Frank H. Dunne,
Columbia l'arlor of San Francisco, was
nominated and elected.
E. W. Frost, on behalf of Humboldt Par
lor, presented the Grand Parlor with a
check for $1000. promised by the Eureka
delegates at Sacramento la9t year.
The representative received the thanks
of the Grand Parlor, and the grand secre
tary was requested to notify the local
parlor the same effect.
Tne election of grand officers was pro
ceeded with at the afternoou session and
Henry Lunstedt was chosen secretary.
In rfgarid to the resolution presented by
P. M. Fisher in reference' to the condition
of J. C. Pelton the attention of. the Grand
Parlor was called to resolutions passe. i by
the sixteenth annual session of the Grand
Parlor and ordered to recommend accord
ingly.' , „' . C\. . ... " ' ■ /,
The finance committee reported that
83600 had been drawn on the treasurer by
warrant, ana that 267 tickets were sold to
Eureka, amounting to $3204. Also report
ing that the minute clerk and official re
porter receive each for services rendered
S3O and that the salary of the grand spore
<arv for the -.ensuing term shall be 52700,
out "f which salary the assistant secretary
shall be paid.
The committee on the state of- the order
offered a lengthy report. Among many
suggestions <>tfered was one for the inl
ing of 50,000 pamphlets setting lortn the
advantages of belonging to the order of
Native Sons, the text of the pamphlet to
be, "Why Every Eligible Native Cali
fornian Should Belong to the Native Sons
of th* Golden .West," and that the pamp
hlets be distributed among the parlors
throughout the State.
The committee ffurther recommended
that 10 per cent, of the Income of li>cal
parlors be allowed for social purposes in
stead of 6 per cent as formerly. The
fina eps of the order showed an increase
of $17,000 over the same time last year.
Grand Trustee Eiiecne. F. Ben of Mis
sion Parl'T. S»n Francisco, was elected
arrand orator. For grand marshal Homer
Prindle of San Jose was elected. Frank
M. Luttrell of Glen Elieu Parlor was
elected grand inside sentinel. For grand:
outslda sentinel J. B. president of
Los O-«iis Parlor of San Luis Obispo, was
It has been raining nearly all day and
f request hailstorms intervened.
Delegates will go on an excursion to
North F"rk to-morrow, rain or shine. Ar
rangement* have been maae to take them
across the bay on the schooner Fortune. : ;■
l anted Permanent Cure
And Found It in Hood's
Neuralgia, Dizziness, Short Breath,
Kidney Troubles Cured.
Sarah C. Trulllnger
Falrbuiß, 111.
"I have been troubled with neuralgia in my
stomach, dlzzin 'ss and shortness of breath, also
kidney and Inward weakness. I had very bad
spells with my stomach. I had to call a doctor
several times, and lie gave me only temporary
relief. I wanted something that would be a
permanent cure, so my husband thought it best
that I try flood's Sarsaparilla. Belore I had
used one-half bottle I felt like a new person'
and I am glad that 1 can say to-day that I have
not had a bad spell since I commenced to take ,
Hood's Sarsaparilla. Formerly my health was
so poor that I was not able to do any '"jijse-
work. Now lam perfectly we 1. I■»we1 ■» we ( f A 1 ' »' **
praise to Hood's Sarsaparilla." whs. saka
C. TBtruixCEK, Kalrburg. 111. -■
Hood's Pills are purely vegetable and do
Dot purge, palu or gripe. Try a box. 2oc. _
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women of other countries They are weak, deli
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year. And that is not the worst of It American
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wonders for me. I am a firm advocate of tem
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she followed th- same course that I have."
Thes« are good common-sense ideas which every
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j necessary for the purpose. Insist, therefore,
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. Dress Goods. Silks »nd Cloaks can be Dougnt on
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