It was all “sunshine and flowers” in early April, as the Exposition entered her second full month of operation. April 3rd saw the dedication of the Press Building. The Press Club of San Francisco buried a ceremonial jinx in the front lawn and the Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan, called from Washington to express his congratulations. The Somoans and Somalis from the Zone were requested to perform “death dances” around the grave of the jinx. Later that day saw the passing of the torch from the late Lincoln Beachey to Art Smith. Following the unfortunate accident, which led to Beachey’s death, the Exposition decided that omitting aerial displays would be an injustice to any display of the world’s greatest achievements. Art Smith was chosen to succeed him and made his first performance- dropping vouchers to the ill-fated Zone’s attractions-on April 3rd.