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RESTORING SUTTER'S FORT.
How the Work is Progressing and
What is Being Done.
Making Adobe Bricks on tho Ground-
How tho Old Armed Bastions
Will Be Replaced.
The work of restoring Suttor's Fort—
that time-honored landmark of early
California pioneer civilization in this
State—commenced last month, and is
now being carried on in good earnest.
Owing to the dilapidated condition of
the building now standing, tho work of
restoration is noeesbiirily ot a delicate and
peculiar character. The ravages of time,
and the inclemencies of many winters,
have made sad inroads into the original
Stability of the walls and foundations, to
the extent that the building presented but
the appearance of a well-worn relic of
the lively scenes and incidents that so
vividly connected tho; names of
THK AUUONAITS OF « AI.IFORXIA
With the now world-wide history of Sut
ter's Fort. It stands as a silent, gloomy
monument t<> the integrity of these men
who sacrificed all the vomibrts of early
home-lifo in the search for gold in the
new "El Dorado" of the West. In its
broken, withered and dilapidated condi
tion it offers Bublimeevidence of the de
vastation of time, the memories of a by
gone civilization, of unwritten law s, and
the protection of personal rights through
the exercise of personal prerogative.
In its palmy days Sutter's Fort was in
deed a scene of excitement and activity.
Within its confines were created the
! precedent, by common usage, of many
aws under which our State is now gov
erned, and by force of example the stub
born fidelity and loyal sentiments which
actuated the energies of its inhabitants
has been handed down to the present
generation, until the latter have become
thoroughly imbued with the laudable
ambition of restoring the old fort to its
original condition, and thereby transmit
to future ages imperishable evidence of
the fact that the achievements of tiie early
pioneers will ever be cherished in the
memories of their descendants.
REPLACING THK FOUNDATION.
The original wails, being of ad.'lie. have
become badly seared and cracked by the
influence of the rain soaking through the
center of the same. The first step in the
work of restoration was that of placing a
brick and cement foundation underneath
the whole building. That is being ac
complished only by taking a five foot
Bection on one side ofthe wall, and brick
ing up the outer half; and then joining
same with a foundation of corresponding
dimensions immediately inside of the
inner half. Afterward,"when that par
ticular pier is finished, another is com
menced and finished on the same princi
ple, live feet distant from the first,
leaving a live foot space untouched
between the two. Finally, when the
two piers have become firmly set tho
remaining part is then built up to cor
respond with tho other two.
By that means as..lid foundation will
be placed under the entire building and
without disturbing its unsafe and rick
KAKXira ADOBE BRICKS.
A force of men are busily engaged in
making adobe bricks on the ground.
Tins work, to the uninitiated, is pecu
liarly interesting, for, in order to aupli
the original Btrength, it necessi(
u-ing the same kind of earth, and the
same line of operation that was adopted
by the original builders. The earth is
imxod with water and tramped into
prorter consistency by the bare feet of the
w-uknien. It is then molded into
proper shape and placed on the ground
v. After being turned several times
on becomes hard enough for use.
Inasmuch as only adobe bricks will be
used in restoring the fori it will require
the making of quite a large quantity of
Previous to the laying of the founda
tion, however, the building was tied to
gether with anchors, braces, etc.. in order
to keep the whole structure intact.
on as practical the present roof,
which, by the way. is not the original
covering ofthe fort, will be removed and
replaced by tiies in accordance with the
original plan of the fort building.
ENCROACHES OS I. STREET.
Owing to the fact that the south c
ofthe outer walls extended to when, the
center «>; L street now is, the Restoration
Trustees have decided to abandon the
work ol restoring that portion. It
however, the intention t<> restore the two
bastions one at tbe wesl and the other at
the east angles of the building, and show
the profile ofthe outer trails jutting from
tbe bastions, and gradually breaking
down to the ground. Limited space in
the two blocks v. id not permit the restor
ation ofthe entire outer wails, but by the
going plan the exact outline of same
can be shown.
The bastions will be mounted with :
cannon as during the time 0 f the forts
ly history, and the effect will be pict
uresque and realistic In this connection ;
it may not be out of place to Btate that -
JohnStober, an old pioneer resident of]
tins .-ity. has in his possession a cannon
that was originally in position in one..;
ostions, and which was presented to
him in 1854 as
THE I.,\sT LIVING MEMBER
Of the Swiss Rifle Club—au organization
which was founded in this city in early
pioneer days. The presentation was
made by General Sutter a 1 tbe old Tivoli
House—then as now conducted by A.
Meyer, The ceremonies were tmpn ■
and were attended by Governor Bi
and other prominent citizens, in honor
oftheeventMr, Stober personally fired
the can-. . A:v,\ the
time-honored weapon as a valuable
memento of ttie occasion.
lie now proposes to donate [( to the
i; ardofTruste sof the Sutter Fort in)
near future, but with the understanding
that he shall personally toad and discharge
n the fort grounds. It is
.say that his proposition meets with I
pproval of the trustees. Tl
ar.- many important relics of a si;: I
nature scattered throughout the State ;
which the trus. lo secure and re-i
em ti!,. fori grounds. Ihe restora
of the original weapons rms
and Oth< B Will add almost as
much to the interesting feature- ol
property as will the restoration of the
■ and building.
~ ILL LOOK LIKE ITSELF.
The trustees ha\ c under
ion the restoration of the original
nan four mill and the blacksmith
shop, also the room in which
<>ci. r, John Bidwell and .1. VV.
Ma: nined and passed upon tic
of til- vist piece of gold dis
covered by the Last named pione< r.
en as a whole, however, it is the
of the ! r i -ie, - to make
Sutter Fort property a spot of peculiar
interesting historical signi
not pro; the grounds into ,
wer gardens, but to adhere strictly and
(irmly to the I old
the light of i be pr sent age.
»the i •■-. mfthe pn sent im- ntion.
r the work of restoration is fin
I th<:: the details of im pro
d i additions will be determined
offers a wide range.
For instance, many valuable sug
:»"- b are merito
rious especially the j.
old blacksmith sh having
BiZB 'on- Mi.- \i. Mean
smith and the Indian helper- both clad
in typical costume; the establishment . !'
a museum to contain all the Lmplemei
F.AKI.Y . AI.IKOI.V. \ Mt> 'v .
Agriculture, etc, as well tbe modern
improved machinery of tbe pre sen: day.
side by si the foi ked stick
shown with the Improved gang pi
the "prairie schooner' with the rail.
of to-day; the arastra and the milling
.binary of ttie i ,v: the prim!
tJvc Hour crusher in comparison with
SACRAMENTO DAITjY BECOKD-tTyTOy, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1891.—SIX PAGES.
improved roller machinery of now com
mon use. Then again the grounds could be
Interspersed with statues of each county's
most noted pioneers, prominent among
which, of course, would be that of (Jen
oral Sutter—and so on, until the name of
Sutter's Fort would carry with it the most
remarkable significance and eventually
become more noted as a peculiarly inter
esting monument of our State's history.
Such suggestions are, however, matters
of detail, and will receive due considera
tion at the proper time. The Board of
Trustees invite the co-operation of the
public, and will fully appreciate all sug
gestions that may be ofiered in connec
tion with the work.
Signs bearing the words "Dangerous,"
"Unsafe," etc., have caused no terror in
the hearts of the numerous visitors to the
property. As a wise precaution, how
ever, a strong temporary fence has been
placed entirely around the building, and
it serves tbe double purpose of securing
convenience to those engaged in the work
of restoration and prevention of accidents
happening to visitors.
The personnel ofthe Board of Trustees is
sufficient guarantee t'/iat the work will bo
carried on vigorously until finally com
pleted, for the scnti./ient of loyalty is tho
impetus of their enfrgies.
Storinan and Donjovan Sent to Jail for
George Mitchell, a vagrant, was sent to
the County Jail for six months yesterday
by Judge Cravens.
Ten Chinamen who violated the health
ordinance by maintaining lilthy yards,
cellars and vaults in Chinatown were
fined $v> each.
.James Donovan and Joseph Storman
pleaded guilty to charges of petit larceny,
and were ordered imprisoned for six
Charles Allen, who handled some boys
roughly on Second and J streets, was ac
quitted of the crime of disturbing the
Andy Walker was found guilty of dis
turbing the peace and ordered to appear
to-day for sentence.
The ease of Henry Welch, charged with
grand larceny in stealing a suit of clothes,
was continued until tho Nth inst.
Warren Jones pleaded guilty to va
grancy, but on his promise to leave town
the court suspended judgment.
Herman Schultz was lined $10 for being
When Thoy Uoeomo Duo and Payable
Under the New Law.
It may lie of interest to taxpayers who
have not studied the new law to know
the following facts:
The amended law requires that all
taxes on personal property, seemed by
really, and one-half of the taxes on real
estate should be collected from the first
Monday in October to the Inst Monday in
November, when they will become de
linquent. The remaining half of tho
on real estate shall be collected
from tho first Monday iv .January to the
last Monday in February, when they
will become delinquent, on all taxes
becoming deUnquent on the last Monday
in November a penalty of 15 per cent, is
to be added to the amount due. Failure
to pay real estate taxes in installments in
November and February will entail a
penalty of 15 per cent, in the lir.-t case
and 10 per cent, in the second.
They aro Through With the Inquisi
Tho State Board of Equalization has
now heard the arguments of representa
tives of all the counties cited t<. appear
and show cause why their assessment
should not be raised, and has settled
down to ordinary, quiet business.
ihe board will now got together all of j
its data and prepare its report. The
State tax will be levied by the board be
tween the first and second Mondays of
this month, so the members have not a
great deal nl" time to spare.
< »ne member ofthe board, in conversa
tion with a reporter yesterday, intimated
thai there would be a very considei
raise ma ie in the cas.-s of all the counties
cited to appear, excepting, probably,
ira. San Francisco stands In danger
of getting rather a severe do.se.
Sale of a Placer Ranch.
C. F. Reed has sold his ranch of 1,250
' acres near Hotaling, Placer County, to C.
J. Kuchel and two other parties from
j Chicago, for $33,000. A transfer of water
rights amounting to about sixty inches
goes with the place. The property wid
be subdivided by the present purchasers
into twenty-acre tracts. Thirty of these
tracts are already taken by Chicago
parties, who have placed them in ,\ir.
Kuchel's hands for improvement. 'J he
tract lays only about four and a half miles
from Auburn, and is well fitted for fruit
1 culture. The tract has been re-christened
He Got There in Good Shape.
. i sterday a man named William Ilen
nwent to tiie city Jail and asked
permis c a prisoner named John
Sullivan. Officer White went into the
cell with him, and when Henderson
handed Sullivan three little packages of
cigarettes the officer grabbed them.
One of the packages was found to con
tain opium, and as there is a law against
tuggling of opium into jails, Hen
was Locked up on a charge ofmis
The following articles of incorporation
were filed in the Secretary of State's
i • id Fellows' Hall Association of I__odi.
Capital stock, B].>,<Xm.. Directors—li. F.
Langford, J. C. Smith, W. C. Green, A.
T. Kutledge and J. A. Anderson.
1 iant'ord Fark and Trading Company
of San Francisco. Capital stock, J
Directors—l. 11. Jacobs, N. Mauaase,S. I.
Simon, li. Simon and J. Manasse.
The Sunday Night Fight.
•i. H. Vogel, wh > keeps the saloon at
Eighteenth and M streets, denies that his
Is the favorite resort of toughs and
hoodlums. He aaya that on Sunday
night, when the Brady gang came there,
be refused to give them liquor and closed
up his saloon to keep them oot. Soon
alter th.-y ware fighting in the street.
lb re was no Bghtiug in his p
The Columbus Brewery Case.
Judge Catlin yesterday revoked and
annulled the order made a low days ago
appoii ree F. Bronner receiver
|" the cai o of the Columbus Brew ing
Company, ar.d appointed Sherifi Stanley.
A bond ol cb>,ooo was require ••
The Last Open-Air Concert.
Thenext and last open-air concert of
ason will be given next Sunday
evening at the Plaza by the Hussar
• cedent pi .. j a being pre
pared for the occasion.
Temperance Meeting To-Night.
<V temperance meeting will bo held at
the Calvary Baptist Church this evening,
at which the new pastor. Rev. J. U.
r, and others will make addresses!
All are invited, and. no admission fee will
The favorable impression produced on
tho first appearance of the agreeable
: Bruit remedy Syrup of Figs a few
jars ago has been more than confirmed
by the pleasant experience of all who
tsed it. and the success <>;' the pro
prietors and manufacturers the Califor
rmxnons of well-known adver
tised attic! - • •.: to be the order of the
day. We de. ni it only justice to our
patrons to warn our readers against this
form of piracy. When you want an
- - your merchant or druggist for
n't accept a Rubstttute.
McGuirk Not a Howling Success as
a B. B, Captain.
The Senators Played Against Hard
Luck and an Umpire Last Week
—Coming Ganics Hero.
Tho members of the Sacramento ball
team are somewhat disheartened over
their ill luck in last week's series of
games at the Bay. They claim that they
should have won four out of ihe live, in
stead of being defeated in every contest
They all agree that Oakland won the
game on Thursday squarely and fairly,
by good, hard ball-playing, but the next
four games, they say, ought to have been
awarded the Sacramento club. Sheridan,
tho umpire, is blamed for defeating the
Capital City men in two games, and he
was scored roundly by the newspapers.
The other two were lost mainly by the
unlucky playing of Spies on third base.
Every member of the team, however,
speaks highly of Spies, and they say
tin.i when he becomes accustomed to
playing the bag none of the third-corner
guarders will be able to hold a candle to
Reynolds ought to be made Cantain of
the team. McGuirk is no Captain. He
knows it, and bo does every member of
the club. Since he has become a mag
nate he has not played ball with the club
except when he felt like it, and last Sun
day he did not feel like playing, so he
caused changes in several of the posit ions,
and McCloskey was compelled to play in
right field. Reynolds nad to hold down
fust base and McHale was assigned to
guard the center bag.
McGuirk can make himself a big
favorite when lie dots the right tiling,
but he must remember that people lose
interest much more rapidly than a ball
Reynolds is a ball player against whom
no word of reproach is* heard. He is a
gentleman, and as good a ball player as
ever handled the sphere on a California
diamond. He commands ihe respect <•!'
all the players, and would no doubt
make an excellent Captain.
McCloskey was all in a Hurry on the
way from San Francisco Sunday night.
He is of a very nervous temperament,
anyhow, and the fact that matters had not
transpired agreeably to his notion made
him lidgity. He did not say anything,
but it was evident he did a "heap" of
All the players are greatly attached to
Hasaamer was quite jubilant last Sun
day when ho learned that his playing for
the day had been better than'that of
Peoples. An enthusiast made him a
present off 10 for his excellent fielding
work in the afternoon game.
Hownian and McHale made eleven aud
and eight hits, respectively, in the series
last week. Some of them were long
Mc< 'loskey cleared up about $450 on his
trip to the Hay.
The Sacramentos and San Franciscos
will play in tiiis city on Friday, Satur
day and Sunday next.
Darby has been voted a great success as
a pitcher. He pitched two fine games
last week, and the team should have won
both. 11 oilman also twirled winning
Department One -Catlin, Judge.
Tuesday, September Ist.
Peop'e vs. Dan and Pat Fay, burglary—
to plead e\t. a.'.cc to Friday,
le vs. Peter Rintone, on habeas corpus
—Ordered tiiat unless an amended commit
ment be filed bj 10 o'clock to-morrow, the
prisoner will be discharged.
Application of Gun Ho, on habeas corpus-
Continued till Friday at 10 o'clock a. x.
Columbus I'.r.'v.e: . Company, an Ina ilvent
■Or er appointing George F. Bronner
receiver revoked and annu Btanley
appointed n celver on tiling bond in 910,000.
Department Two—Van Fleet* Judge*
Tuesday. Septemb -r Ist.
Estate of Robert Allen—Order confirming
sale of property.
Fannie b. Bchaftr vs. Jacob Schafer—Di
vorce granted plaintiff on ihe ground of
cruelty and desertion.
Southern Pacific Hospital.
The report ofthe Superintendent of the
Southern Pacific Company's Hospital for
the month ending August -A, 1881, shows:
Number of patients in hospital August 1,
1801, 50; number of patients admitted
during the month,76. Total, 135. Num
ber of patients discharged during the
month, »»7: number of patients on hand
September I, 1891, 68; total number of
private house and office patients treated
during the month, .'UO.
Th.- following Notaries were appointed
by the Governor yesterday: M. V. M.-
Quigg, Ontario, Los Angeles County; E.
i\ Raymond, Naples. Santa Barbara
County: Charles L. Hayes, Bridgeport,
Moho County; \V. M. Gardner, Santa
Cruz; Fred L. Sexton, Santa Ana, Los
The people at the World's
Dispensary of Buffalo, N.Y.,
have a stock-taking time
once a year and what do
you think they do? Count
the number of bottles that've
been returned by the men
and women who say that
Dr. Pierces Golden Medical
Discovery or Dr. Pierces
Favorite Prescription didn't
do what they said it would
And how many do you
think they have to count.
One in ten? Not one i?i
five hundred /
Here are two remedies—
one the Golden Medical Dis
covery, for regulating and
invigorating the liver and
purifying the blood; the
other, the hope of weakly
womanhood, and they've
been sold for years, sold
by the million bottles; sold
under a positive guarantee,
and not one in five hundred
"It was not the medicine
And—is there any reason
why you should' be the one ?
And—supposing you are
what do you lose? Abso
lutely nothing /
FRIEND & TERRY
MAIN YARD AND OFFICE, 1310 SEO.
<>nd street. Branch Yard, corner Twelfth
ft: : .1 s: to ta>
(Change* patltj for the _te& €)ou»c.
Each department is now being rapidly
filled with NEW FALL GOODS. Yesterday
was an informal Opening of Fall Millinery,
showing some of the new styles to be worn
the coming season. . To-day we will place in
stock twenty-five cases of Men's Soft and Stiff
Hats, all direct from the manufacturers, en
abling us to sell a better hat for the same
money than smaller firms that buy of jobbers.
Mens Black Soft Hats, pi by 2H rim, best we ever bad for
tbe price— $i 50.
Men's Black Soft Hat (the Nobo), 4 crown, 3-incb rim, a
good one, £1 50.
Men's Soft Nutria-color Hat, 4 by 3, Si 50.
Men's Higfl-crown Black Soft Hat. rolling rim, tei by _M
rim, ,ci 50.
Men's Soft Black Hat (tbe Superb), 5 1, by z l,, all pure
Men's Wide-rim Fine Soft Beaver Hat (the Montana). 6 by
Men's Nutria-color Fine Beaver Hats, 4 by 2* $3 50, $4.
We have four new styles in Men's Black Stiff Derby Hats,
which we claim arc extra fine in quality and equal to
most $\ hats—The Little Dade, The" Medium, The
Fashion and The Sensible. Price, $2 50.
We have many lines of Millinery Goods,
which we are giving great values in. It is
generally conceded that our prices in Millinery
Goods are lower than anybody's.
Large Black Parrots, 45c.
Wool Felt Hats, in all colors, 50c.
Imported French Felt Hats, $1.
Handsome Wings, in different colors. 10c.
C. H. GILMAN,
RED HOUSE, SACRAMENTO.
_\Wr a'vanizei' 'ron aß(i to™^ Wol>k
||ll|l GASOLINE STOVES AT COST.
H. K. WALLACRI^BiS J Street.
Grest Reductlona in Prices at tho
GOLDEN RULE STORE, 800 J STREET
OANCY CASSrMERE SUITS, $4; FANCY CASSIMERE PANTS, *1 75; BAJLBRlQ
wiLmimv,iirS : t5,T5,. i11 b^ncy Striped Socka at 5c a pair? Kancy Calico BhirS at
.'..<•; lo Candles tor 2oc; Fancy Soap tor 25c a dozen; Face Powders,all brands,sc: Quilts
from 75c upward; Blankets ftoin $1 25 upward. ******* **u«w
X. ZEMAXSKY, Proprietor.
lAS! (1 |)IVK Furniture and Carpets.
UilU. U. UA lIU M hp(r aa K - Ws SMd fw prjce UjL
X Srteet, Sacramento.
.PCr,XJ3STE; & BXOBERGr
"117-ATCIIMAKKRS AND JEWELERS, 42S J STREET. BETWEEN FOPPTft amp.
VY Fifth, dealers in WATCHES. JEWELRY nnd W AMdrfDS. REPAIRISota _^S
brandies a specialty, under Mr. Floberg. Agents for KOCKFOKD WATCH COMPANY.
LEADING JEWELER OF SACRAMENTO, AGENT FOR PVTEK PHIIIPPF t- m.»
ran_S rCHES~beSt IU thC W°rld- SIGN 6F THE T°WN <^OCRV 33" J STREET Sa2
YX/ TM P ATTTTT7D f KEKPSON^^dT^^xe^T
WM. D. MlLlvlMv DIAMONDS. WATCHES AND JEWELRY
No. G2B J St.. Sacramonto. Cal.. i m ffcaSS.° f WatCh°3 aad Je^lry
MAIN OFFICE-Second street. L and M. YARD-Front and R streets. Sacramento.
*o °C^urS tm- <vl
-SEPT, 7^'S ljr>- .Qy.
ml MM Ms.
/i£?kW-> FoR Information.
Emm F.Smn, """Hfe
SECRETARY. * <i^>Q^^
Baker & Hamilton,
—IMPORTERS ASD JOBBERS OE—
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Agricultural Implements and Machines,
BARBED WIRE, CORDAGE, BELTING.
Sacramento — California
iiuEi I uniaiin
THE Y&SLOR m
MAKES THE BEST CLOTHES JEy
IN TUE STATE J- I
Ai 25 PER GENT LESS ____$■,
THAN ANY OTHER HOUSE.
SLITS Ka^e to order frcm $20
PANTS Male to order frca $0 RwT
FINE TAILORING ||||
AT MODEItATE PRICES 'MW1
O^-T.xxlcs for Self-Measurement^ KB Mi
and fi;implc3 of Cloth cent &n>te||M|
for oil orders. Igr'
No. 6091 St, cor. Sixth
—IF YOU WANT TO BE
IN t -Wmt c; swi m
You will go and get a dozen of
QVA I PPL* '0 NOW famous
ftfiLLLliA S Cabinet Photos
For 32 SO. Cannot, be excelled at any
price anywhere. Call, see samples, arid you
will never deal anyvvhere els*-. Secure sit tinjja
now, as this price is very low and will not be
]Pn«tn*S HntMtnv. Fourth and X sta
CTrtprty |?rtilcjj £«Ufc*.
1 CAPAY COLONY.
Busy Fruit-Growers in a Pretty
Yolo Valley—Tancred and Its
JN THE srRTNO OF DART YEAR
Robert A. and Neal D. Barker aasoetetod
themselves with William McKay, all of Oak
land, -vithr. view of searching out a snilahls
lowitu>n m which to engage in theprofltabM
occupation of fruit-growlnpr. After visiting
many localities, they decided on the Capay
Valley, Yolo County, and tho Rhodes tract at
Negotiations were opened with tho Capay
Galley Land Company,owning the tract in
question. With W. _. M.ils. the General
Agent of that company, they arranged tor the
purchase of about 220 acres of foothill land
This being more than they had thought of
taklntr for their own use, they si>o.cc to a
number of friends about it. with the result
that the tract was divided among the follow
ing people: B. L. HickOk, 40 acres; W.T.
Pamctt. yo acres; N. T. <;.-cathead. 20 acres;
Mrs. L. Greathead, 20 acres; \V. McKay. 20
acres; N. D. Barker, 20 acres; R. A. liurker,
20 acres; J. P. Rrownlee, 20 acres: E. 11. Has.
Lett, io acres; Joseph Barker, io acres; a. w.
Kelly* io acres,and Frederick Kelly,io acres.
fctofar this had been merely a private ven
ture of the gentlemen above named, but in
talkingup the question of dividing the land
already purchased, n was found that so many
more would like to Join it than the area of tho
purchase would admit of, that it was gag.
gested on all hands. "Why not gel some more
land and divide it up in the same way?"
Then followed the idea of a stock company to
take hold of a larger tract and arrange rorthe
cultivation of the whole or it. after su'-dividim;
it according to the requirements of the sub.
ocrtbers. a provisional board was formed, a
prospectus issued, and finally, on the sth of
June, 1890, tho Western Co-operative Col
onization and Improvement Company was
duly registered and proceeded lo business,
with the following officers: President, Will
iam McKay: Vice-President, M. p. Brown;
Directors-11. r. Ellis, Charles Brooke and
R. A. Barker; Secretary and General Manager,
Neal D. Barker; Solicitor, C. E. Snook; Trca*
urer, Pirsl National Bank of Oakland,
The balance of th- tract, 373 acres, was pur
chased. A contract was entered into for tho
purchase ol a large number of fruit trees.
Vines, etc. This early purchase of trees was
the means of saving between £3,000 and
94,000 to the company, the pries m some
cases having more than doubled since then.
The ideas which the prospectus set forth
have been but slightly modified and the
progress of the company has been uninter
rupted. Those who went into it doubtingly
have become enthusiastic, and almost all the
members arranged to set out all their lands in
, fruit tre.s, etc., the tirst year. Consequently
in this, the tirst season, some -10,000 trees and
j between 20,000 and 30.000 vines will be
j The satisfactory working of this scheme has
j had the ellect of attracting considerable at
| tention to the work of the Colony Company,
I and a number of peoplo are now desirous of
! joining in with them. An additional 200
acres have been added to the sixty acres
For the company in predicted a very bright
future, as well as forthe beautiful valley in
which their operations are conducted. How
this marvelous little garden has come to be bo
long neglected is a puzzle to every one who
lias visited it, but one thing is very sure, and
that Is that this neglect will never again bo
fell in the valley.
The fruits set out are mostly ofthe standard
varieties-peaches, apricots, Bartlett peon
prunes, figs, raisin grapes, etc^, while along
both sides of the avenues, throughout the
tract,walnuts will throw their graceful shade.
A considerablefnuinber oi citrus t iw-, are also
being set out; ..juitc a sufficient number to
demonstrate that these fruits can be success
fully grown in the valley, about which the
colonists appear to have no doubt, provided
proper care is given to the young tree.,-. Neal
I). Barker. General Manager of the company,
I resides on the tract, and to his care is to be as^
i cribed much of the success of the venture.
Mention should be made of the town-site,
| about which there is a pleasant innovation
| which might with profit be followed by more
ambitious places, a small park of some three
acres has been laid out right in the center oi
the town. This park it Is proposed to beautify
by planting in it from time to timo as many
of the beauties and curiosities of tree and
shrub life as may be obtained by diligent
search and a wise expenditure of money. It
is not expected that Tancred will ever bo a
large and busy city, but it is thought that it
can be made a very pleasant little place to
A petition has been circulated recently and
very largely signed, asking the county to ac
cept Island avenue, on the colony tract, as a
county road, and to build a bridge across
Cache Creek at this point, in order to give the
settlers on the east side of tho creek access to
Tancred Station. The Tancred colonists aro
quite willing to give the necessary right, of
way. and are very desirous of having a bridge
there, as the colony lands extend along both
sides of the stream. It is thought that it
would be a very wise expenditure ot public
money to grant them this very necessary im
provement, as the operations of such com
panies are of widespread benefit to the wholo
county and State. The attractions and com
forts of the cities are well known, but to thoso
who are willing to settle on the land and show
that the country also affords attractions and
comforts and ways of making money pleas
antly, every inducement should be held forth.
The following is a list of the principal mem
bers of the Tancred Colony, with the number
of acres owned by each, and a iact worthy of
mention is that in each contract or deed is
sued by the Colony Company there is a pro
vision that no Intoxicating liquor shall evei
be manufactured or sold on the land. The ap
parent success otthe enterprise shows that
the ideas and plans of the colon y. as set forth
in the prospectus some time ago, are not im
practicable: C. T. Hull, Berkeley, 5 acres; W.
P. Hammon, Oakland, li acres; C. s. Kasson,
San I-'rancisco, 11 acres; Jos. Barker. 10 acres;
A. W. Kelly. Kincardine. Out.. ." acres; N. T.
Greathead, 5 acres; R, Q.Greathead,Oakland
10 acres; R. A. Barker, San Francisco, 10
acres; N. D. Barker, Tancred, io acres; Dr. K.
Favor, San Francisco, 27acres; J. P. Brownlee.
Kincardine, Ont., f> acres; XV. T. Barnett.
Berkeley, 5 acres; M. P. Brown, 10 acres;
Chas. Brook. Sr., Oakland. 10 acres; XV. C.
Boutelle, Berkeley, 20 acres; Mrs. T. A.Crclin,
Oakland. 5 acres; C. H. Peach, Tancred, 5
acres; 11. C. F.llis. Oakland, 10 acres; J. Van
stone, Winnipeg, 10 acres; EL A. Vanstone,
Tancred. 5 acres; E. Wadsworth, Sacramento,
6 acres; ML A. Thomas, Oakland, '1 acres;
James Graham, San Francisco.il acres; A.
Stark, 12 acres; J. Stark. 10 acres; Mrs. M.
Vrooman, .". acres: C. K. Snook, 10 acres; C.
T. < Ircathead, li acn s: fim. McKay, "> acres;
Mrs. Wm. McKay, Oakland,;") acres; Mrs. E.
C. Wooley, Brooklyn, N. V., lo acres; Mrs. H.
Beckley. Oakland, 5 acres; T. A. Marriett, 5
acres; J. C. Harrison, Tancred, 5 acres. Tho
land reserved by the Colony Company, in- I
ding* Ui townsite, consists of dl acres.
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QOUNBN EAGLE HOTEL,
Corner Sereslk ar.d X .Streets.
STRICTLY FIRST-CLASS. FREE 'BTJf
to and from the cars
W. O. BOWERS. P■,.;■.:• tor.
!_, a Jm_Wk, 411
Corner Seventh and X Streets, Sacramento.
STRICTLY FIRST-CLASS. FREE* BUS TO
and trom the car-. B. ];. BROWN lbr
merlyofl . Proprietor.
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THF LEADING HOUSE OF SACRA*
mento, Cal. Meals, 25 cents. WM. LANDI
Propi ietor. Free 'bus to and from hotel,
I NION HOTEL,
Second Street. J and K.
Conducted on ran EtrKorxAS Puur.
FjIINE COMMERCIAL LUNCH HKRVJCP
dally trom 11 a. m. to 2 r m
niu-ii s!L\ j \ %v MONTI [ Props.
Corner X and Fifth Streets. Sacramento.
CIENTRALLY LOCATED AND ro\
' lent to all places of amusement. Tbi I
family hotel m the ei;y. Tl: table always
supplied whi; the best the market affords.
Str, et car- :r >m the depot ,->ns f the door every
live minutes. Meals, 25 centst
, C. F. SINGLETON. Proprietor.
MRS. r. BRYDIN6, sole Proprietor.
NEWLY FURNISHED AND RENOVATED
One family hotel: a well-supplied htble;
airy room-; terms moderate: accommodations
excellent. 112 and 114 J street. ui»t^m
THE SADDLE ROCK
Restaurant and Oyster Hocise.
FIRST-* T.ASS HOUSE IN EVERY RK-
Bpect, Ladies' dining-room separate. Own
day and UCKMANN A CARRA
GHER, Proprietors. No. 101 i Second street,
between .1 and K. Sacramento.
120 Post st root, San Francisco.
MRS. ELDREI>-EDELMAN HAS RE
turned to (be ALVIN HOUSE nnd leasi l
it tor a term ol ream, wm refurnish i
renovate thoroughly,and will be pleased to
set her old patrons. n.-.i- im
■Trititss *tceS>o, *Trocmcc, Prtc.
W. R. STRONG CO.,
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Fruit and. Produce,
S. GERSON 6c CO.,
Fruit, Produce aa«J Commission Merchants;
P. O. Box 170.
W. H. WOOD & CO.,
Wholesale Dealers ar.d Shippers of
California Fruits, Potatoes, Beans,
9,A 17 _\ >8B J Street, Sacramento.
CURTIS BROS. & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
Wholesale Dealers id Fruit and Produce,
806, GIO, 312 X St., Sacramonto.
telephone 87. Postoffice
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GREGORY BROS. CO.
SUCCESSORS TO GREGORY, BARNES A
Co.,Nos. l^o.ind 129 J St., Sacramento.
wholesale dealers in Produc i and Fi nit. Pull
stocks of Potatoes, Vegetables, (men and
Dried Fruity Beam;, Alf-ilfa. Butter Ben
Cheese, Ponltrv. etc, always on band. OMer*
Oiled at LOWfeST BATES
gigizgrg, |&rttc, _§etv, ®tc.
IX6-118 X Street, Front and Second,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEAI*
ers in Wines aud Liquors, kgenta for the
celebrated Pommery and tmi'agnew
830 X St., and 1108-1110 Third St.,
Sue ramento, Cal.,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE DEALER
in Fine Whiskies, Brandies and Cham*
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? ' ORDERS FROM THE COUNTRY PROMPTLY TILLEO * \
— OiJALEIIS IK—
Iron, vSteel, Cumberland Coal, Wagoi
Lambcr and Carriage Hardware.
709, 711. »»13. 715 J St.. Sacranic:it»