VERY FAST FIGHTING.
"Shadow" Maber and
Kid McCoy Meet in
IN TEN FIERCE ROUNDS.
The Australian Outfought
From the Start to
TIME ALONE SAVES HIM.
McCoy Awarded the Victory After
Badly Punishing His
Memphis. Term., March 13. — After ten
rounds of the fastest kind of fighting
Charles (Kid) McCoy was awarded the de
cision in his contest with the Australian
"Shadow" Maber to-night.
The match was ten rounds, Marquis of
Queensberry rules. Maber was outfought
from the first round and he played in big
luck that the fight was limited to ten rouuds
instead of being to a finish.
McCoy weighed in at IW}4 pounds, while
Maber Btripped at 143. McCoy outfought
Maber all through the first round and his
friends were wild with enthusiasm. Maber
had slightly the best of the second round.
McCoy from the third round to the end
pf the tipht had matters his own way. At
:!l of time in the last round he was
unhurt, while Maber was bleeding from
hard blows in the mouth.
Little Hock, Ark.. March 13. — A makh
has been made for a limited contest be
tween Kid McCoy and Danny Needham,
ex-champion welter-weight, to take place
here early in August.
New York, March 13.— "Young" Griffo
has issued a challenge announcing his in
tention of contesting for the lightweight
championship of America. This is re
garded as a challenge to Jack McAuliffe,
who holds the belt at present.
CIKdSBAXX, March 13. — Dan McLeod of
San Francisco arrived here to-day to make
terms with Charies Wittmer of this city
for a mixed three-round wrestling match
of (ineco-Roman and catch-as-catch-can
for $1000 a side, to come off here within
thirty days. It is expected articles will be
MMCCJL JTOJt PUGILISTS.
One liig fujht That .1/Vit/ Take Place
New York, March 13.— Now that Judge
Bichterof Louisiana has found that prize
fighting in that State is a legitimate busi
ness under the special project of the
law, the followers of pugilism are be
ginning to pick New Orleans as the scene
of the Corbett-Fitzsimmons contest. The
strong probability that by a stroke of the
pen the chief executive of Oklahoma may
also legalize prize-righting has likewise
had the effect of tailing fresh attention to
the great battle.
W. A. Brady, Corbett's manager, said:
"The New Orleans decision cuts no figure
fn the arrangements between Corbett and
Fitsimmons. The Jacksonville people have
put up $5000 in Phil Dwyer's hands as
a forfeit in case they cannot pull off the
"They offered a purse of $41,000, and on
April 1 will pay Corbett and Fitzsimmons
?iOOO each for training expenses. At that
time the date of the contest will be named.
The principals have signed to right in
Jacksonville, and the Floridans have the
first and only claims. The fact that the
City Council of Jacksonville passed an
ordinance amounts to nothing. If the
Legislature passes a law against us then
New Orleans and Oklahoma can do their
bidding. Corbett will train in Asbury
Park if they fight in Jacksonville or New
Orleans, and in Hot Springs if Oklahoma
Brady is expecting to hear soon from the
Jacksonville -people. He- thinks if it came
down to a bidding match between New
Orleans and Oklahoma the Westerners
would not stop short of $50,000.
FOR TUB WATERLOO CUP.
Some Interesting Coursing Events Meld
at A (tier.
LivEßrooL. March 13. — An immense
crowd gathered to-day at Altier, near this
city, to witness the coursing for the
"Waterloo cup, the blue ribbon event in the
. In the first round the favorites won. In
the second and last round of the day the
winners were: Hawk, Combe, Head, Fal
coner, Cocoa, Ivan, Fa' Floral, Concord
11, Fortune, Favante, Kit Kos, Thought
less Beauty, Fabulous Fortune, Pendegant,
Mcilor Moore, Green Onion and Gallant.
RACISa AT If JEW ORLEANS.
tuners of Events in Fine Weather and
on a Slow Track.
New Orleans, March 13. — Weather. fine,
track slow. Six furlongs, .Virgin won, Princess
Rose second, Guilty third. Time, 1:20.
Four furlongs, Minnie Clyde won, Leaseman
Eecond,Sistcr Rosalind third. Time, :50%." •
Six and a half furlongs, Blue and White won,
Hopeful second, Diamond Dick third. Time
Seven furlongs, imp. Wolsey won, Brakeman
second, Miss Gallop third. Time, 1:32%;
Six furlongs, Tramp won, -Mauola second,
Moloch third. Time, 1 :18>^.
Sale of Colts at Santa Anita.
Los Angeles, March 13. — sale of Palo
Alto horses took place at Santa Anita yes
terday. Eleven colts were sold, at an ag
gregate price of $1136.
A Dish That Irving and Terry Kellshed
and hal.i Approved.
It chanced that in the winter of 1885 I
was in Chicago, on my way to San Fran
cisco and the Australian colonies. It
chanced that at the Grand Pacific Hotel
Henry Irving was staying. The great
uctor was drawing crowded houses, Aid on
the midnight of my arrival I had the pleas
ure of 6upping with him and Miss Ellen
To" begin with, it appeared to me that 12
o'clock would never come. I had dined
sparingly at 6, in view of the repast to be
consumed at the witching hour of night.
Hark Twain and George W. Cable, the de
lightful exponent of Creole manners and
traditions in the Southern States,
were likewise staying at the Grand
Pacific, and I went and smoked
with them after dinner. Still, all
enthusiastic devotee 'of nicotine as
you may be, it is scarcely practicable
%o smoke continuously for live hours.
I had a bad cold and could not go to the
theater. I had no books with me, and I
had read all the newspapers, and alto
gether the midnight feast to which 1 had
been bidden lay heavy on my soul long
before I had partaken of a morsel of it.
The appointed hour chimed at last and
I was able to enjoy Irving's hospitality.
With one exception 1 quite forget the
komponents of the supper, although I
enow that it was a very good one. The
exception was a dish of pigs' feet, for
which my host and his guests seemed to
have a passionate admiration. I have
nothing to say against pigs' 'feet, and,
turning to the "Dictionnaire de Cuisine 1 '
of Alexander Dumas the elder, I find a
very succulent menu for cooking these
delicacies. The feet must be split in
halves and securely bound with tape to
keep them in their proper position; then
they must be placed in a saucepan with
sortie broth, some pepper and salt, an
onion, a bunch of parsley, a sprig of
thyme, a bay leaf, two cloves and three
sticks of celery.
After simmering for three hours the feet
are drained, the large bones are drawn out
and the feet are pressed between two
dishes till they are cold and stiff. Then
they are dipped in clarified butter, cov
ered thickly with highly seasoned bread
crumbs and' broiled over a clear fire. lam
not quite certain as to whether the pigs'
feet at the Grand Pacific were not fried in
batter, but in any case I found them
But why, yoiT ask, should I have re
garded these pieds de coohon a la Sainte
Menehoulde as an exceptional dish? The
only explanation that I am able to offer is
that 1 had never before eaten pigs' feet
prepared in any manner whatever; and
cogitating during a partially sleepless
night — the insomnia may have been due to
the supper — over the porcine dainties
which Henry Irving had consumed with
such infinite relish, 1 arrived at the con
viction that pigs' feet were a traditionally
avorite supperdish with actors. — G.A. Sala
n London Telegraph.
WARD ON BOXER ROBINSON.
An Olympic Club Idol Who
Wore Padded Tights
One Blow Satisfied the Amateur
That He Had Enough of
The directors of the Olympic Club met
last evening, but transacted no business of
any importance. Captain Hancock of the
outdoor athletes is making a vigorous en
deavor to create a stir in athletics, and
with that object in view he has asked the
directors to sanction the giving of some
valuable prizes for a grand field day,
which, if decided upon, will be held in
The club is making preparations for an
athletic entertainment, which will be held
in the gymnasium on the 2Gth inst., and
several gymnasts were practicing last even
ing for this event.
On Saturday the Olympic Club baseball
team wil play the University of California
nine on the Berkeley campus, and the
Reliance Athletic Club nine will cross
bats with the Stanford team at Palo Alto.
Walter \Vard, one of the oldest members
of the Olympic Club, was interestedly
watching the young members going
through a gymnastic drill last evening
when he was accosted by an old friend, who
said: "Ward, old boy, don't you think
that there lias been a marked improvement
in indoor athletics since you were in the
swim, years ago?"
The once-famous amateur flip-fia3>istand
all-round gymnast hesitated a few mo
ments, as if in deep thought, and then
smilingly remarked that he could not
select from the army of gymnasts of the
present day any better men than those who
were the pride of the club twenty years ago.
"I must confess, however," "said Mr.
Ward, "that in Instructor Bulo the Olym
pic Club lias a remarkably good man, who
will certainly bring out the good qualities
of a pupil if the latter, athletically speak
ing, has any good qualities in "him. I
observe that boxing is now a very popular
pastime with the young fellows, and that
there are several clever chaps among those
who are taking lessons."
At this juncture the speaker was inter
rupted by a member who asked Mr. Ward
how it was that the once great George
Eobinson, the pride of the Olympic Club,
made such a miserable showing before the
then champion of the champions, John L.
Sullivan, when they met in the Pavilion.
"I can tell you all about it," replied Mr.
Ward, "as I was one of the men who were
E resent when the article? were drawn up
etween Robinson and Sullivan's manager.
"The agreement read that if Robinson
stood before Sullivan three rounds he
would receive a certain consideration,
which amounted to a very snug sura.
"I never did think much of Robinson as
a boxer, and I frequently gave my opinions
to members of this clnb'long before Robin
son ever thought that he would be called
upon to meet the than greatest fistic
gladiator of the age.
"Well, the Olympic's fistic wonder of
these days after having signed articles got
down to planning and thinking how he
could avoid Sullivan's heavy punches and
win the money that was within his grasp
if he could only muster courage enough to
do a little righting for it. Well, the scheme
he hit upon was this: He had tights made
in such a fashion as to accommodate a
tolerably snug quantity of stuffing in such
parts as generally make the first impression
on earth when their owner is sent sprawl
ing from the force of a heavy blow. He
looked for a warm reception from Sulli
van's bite right list and prepared for it ac
cordingly. Well, to make a long story
short-, he went into the ring feeling like a
whipped dog. The first blow that
landed on Robinson settled the lat
ter's hash, and all the padding on
earth would not have been sufficient either
fore or aft as an inducement for the then
Olympic Club champion boxer to take
another of Sullivan's swinging punches."
Champion* Riordanaml Donnelly Defeat
N'-alon and Itonnet.
The Occidental handball court was
crowded last night, the attraction being a
match between John Iliordan, the coast
champion, and P. T. Donnelly, amateur
champion, and J.C. Nealon and T. P. Bon
net. A large number of ladies were
The two champions won the match by
three games to two, and it was generally
acknowledged that a liner exhibition of
handball had not been seen in the court.
Following was the score:
Rionlan and Donnelly 13 21 21 20 21
Nealon and Bonnet 21 19 921 10
A great deal of interest is being taken in
handball circles regarding the match for
$25 a side between George Hutchison and
J. Lawless of the San Francisco court and
John Dillon and James Nelson of the
Union court. The match will be the best
five out of nine games, and the first series
will be played at the Union court on Sun
Commodore Tracy has started to prepare
his yacht Secret for the coming season.
The only change that is contemplated is
the taking of one cloth out of the jib,
which will bring the stay about sixteen
Dr. Thomas L. Hill has changed his
yacht, the Gracie, so that it is now impos
sible to recognize the once famous yacht of
the open regattas. From white she has
turned black and has been given a red bot
tom, and the doctor is thinking seriously
of tanning the sails, which will bring her
under the head of private crafts. The
centerboard has been rebuilt and she has
been given a thousand pounds of cement
ballast inside. The name will be also
changed in all probability to the Falcon,
although the name of Trilby is very
Captain Bartlett of the Frolic has pur
chased the line tender that lately belonged
to the Hirondelle, and Dr. Hill is having
one built after the same linos.
Thk parth moves.— Kvidence, you can buy a first
class llnlmeiit, Salvation Oil, for 25 cents.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1895.
IT ONLY WARMED
THE BIG COLT UP.
Crescendo First in the Rancho
del Paso Stakes, Eased
to a Canter.
THORNHILL IN FINE FETTLE.
Tim Murphy Beaten Again, This
Time by the Speedy
Crescendo now has several new scalps
hanging to his belt, including that of the
English lass Santa Bella, who, it was
thought, would give the big chestnut son
of Flambeau a race, but proved a disap
pointment. Crescendo is now a stake
winner, for it was the Rancho del Paso
stakes at five furlongs that he romped
home for yesterday and added $1150 to the
credit of his owner, Naglee Burke. Open-
ing in the betting at 2 to 5, he went to 1 to
2, at which price lie was heavily played.
Imp. Santa Bella was second choice at 2%
to 1, and a ton of money went in on her
for the place at 3 to 5. Rey del Bandidos
was rather close with eights against him,
but the others had from 50 to 200 to 1
against their chances.
When the flag fell Elsie Ferguson was
first away followed by Monitor and the
favorite, imp. (Santa Bella getting some
what the worst of the break. Taking the
lead the first eighth Crescendo was never
extended with the exception of a slight
shaking up Weber gave him when nearing
the stretch, where he seemed to want to
loaf, but straightened for home he opened
a gap that could not be closed, and passed
the wire pulled to a canter in 1:02, on a
track that was tar from fast. Elsie Fergu
son, who was second into the stretch, was
beaten out the last few jumps in a hard
drive, a short head for the place by the
The imported filly Santa Bella, carrying
Mr. Macdonough's colors, did not snow
the speed she was expected to, never being
able to get near the front.
The winner, Crescendo, pulled up as
though he had simply been cantering in
stead of being to the races, and if there is
anything on the track in the two-year-old
division that can extend him the racing
public would like to see them trotted out.
It was an off day for favorites, two out of
the five only winning.
Tne track was dead and devoid of springi
ness, Tliornhill's mile in 1:41% being the
best performance of the day.
That 0 to 5 favorite, Prince Devine, never
got in sight of the money in the opening
race, a five-furlontr spin for maiden?. Ma
j bel T, opening at s]to 2, well backed by sta
| ble connections, won handily after enter
| ing the stretch second to Kingsley. Soola
| dam, a 12 to 1 chance, beat Kingslev out
half a length for second place. M*yron,
heavily backed, was left at the post.
A selling race at seven furlongs brought
out ten cheap-selling platers. Roma and
Marietta opened 8 to 5 favorite, but at the
close the latter had call, 7 to 5 being
the general i/rice against the Montana filly.
Arno and Mutineer received considerable
support at very comfortable odds.
Steadfast got away in front and made
the running to the* stretch, when Roma,
who was second, took the lead and held it
to the drawgate. At this point Marietta
came out of the bunch and won compara
tively easy by half a length from the Boots
filly. Arno, shut off near the half mile
pole, falling back next to last, most miser
ably ridden by Sloane, finished third.
' When fit Thornhiil is a pretty useful
horse, and with 6to 1 a-trainst him he was
troubled that way yesterday and led his
field from start to finish in the mile handi
cap. McLight, the 11 to 10 favorite, finished
second, two lengths in front of the light
weighted Flirtilla. Ingomar, with 6 to 1
against him, ran well until entering the
stretch, where he sulked.
The old roan sprinter, Tim Murphy, had
to lower his colors to light-weighted
Clacquer in the last run, a five-furlong
dash. Four to 1 was obtainable against
Tim at one time, and plenty of 2 to 1
against Clacquer. The roan sprinter
showed the way into the stretch, followed
by Mainstay, but when challenged an
eighth from the wire by Clacquer could not
respond and was beaten out rather easily
by "Moose" Taylor's sprinter. Mainstay
finished a fair third.
San Francisco, March 12, 1895.
KQQ FIRST RACE — Five fupionns; selling;
wOw, maidens; three-year-olds and upward;
Ind. Horses, weight, jockey. St. V Str. Fin.
7H Mabel T, 102 (C'horn) 2 2£ iy 3 li
147 Sooladain, 89 (K. Isom) 9 5y 2 4ft 2*
551 Kinusley, 101 (Hinrichs) 1 17 '21 M
678 Koledad, 108 (H. Smith) 10 7/i 31 ii
678 Miss Willoughby, 104 (C.
Weber) '. .....3 105 6? 52
584 Prince Devine, 100 (Griflin).. B 6 Vis 77 67
457 Ontario, 89 (Kinne) 6 91 95 72
I,adanieo, 89 (A. Isom) 5 3Va Bft 82
584 Rosalie, 99 (R. Narvaez) 7 Ah b! 9h
667 Monroe, 101 (Crossin) 4 8.? 102 107
550 Myron, 95 (Sloan) 1111 11 11
Straggling start. Won easily. Time, l:02y 2 .
Winner, b. f., by Red Iron-Pearl.
Betting: Mabel T 5 to 2. Sooladaln 12 to 1, Kings
ley 26 to 1, Ontario 75 to 1, Prince Devine 6 to 5,
Soledad 20 to 1, Rosalie 500 to 1, Miss Willoughby
30 to 1, Monroe 500 to 1, Ladameo 20 to 1. Myron
CQA SECOND RACE-Seven furlongs, selling;
OU\J. three-year-olds and upward ; purse $300.
Jnd. Horse, weight, jockey. Si. V 2 Str. Fin.
572 Marietta. 88 (R. Isom) 6 In 37 1%
580 Roma, 100 (Griffin) 2 47 2iA '20
653 Arno, 97 (Sloan) 7 9/ 67 3ft
580 Steadfast, 99 (Chorn) .1 11 l/i 43
680 Prince, 96 CHinrichs) 6 6y 3 6* 6%
678 My Sweetheart, 88 (Burns). ..4 3/i 4% 6ft
580 Mutineer, 9B (A. Isom) 8 '2Ji 11 li
567 Esperance, 101 (Russell) 9 82 93 81
623 Joe Winters, 104 (L-Uoyd).. B 67 Bft 95
580 St. Jacob, 97 (Lane). 10 10 10 10
Good start. Won easily. Time, 1:29y 2 , Win
ner, h. f., by Kolian-Misadie.
Batting: Marietta 7to 5, Roma 9to 5, Arno 7to
1, Esperance 15 to I,l'rince 60 to 1, Mutineer 16 to
1, Steadfast 20 to 1, My Sweetheart 40 to- 1, Joe
Winters 100 to 1, St. Jacob 60 to 1.
CQI THIRD RACE— five furlongs; two-year-
OOi-. olds: foals of 1893; Rancho del Paso
stakes; value $1500.
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St. Vo Rtr. Fin.
(568) Crescendo, 118 |(C. Weber). .3 ly 2 13 15
l*da filly, 115 (A. Coving
ton) 7 6y 2 ih 2h
658 Elsie Ferguson, 110 (Chorn).l 31 '21 33
(542)1mp. Santa Bella,lls((iritHu)6 6A 3V a 4i
(574)Rey del Bandidos. 118(Ilen
nessy) 4 41 6« 570
Red Pike. 115 (P. Carr) 5 7 6A 6V 2
516 Monitor, 110 (X. Hill) 2 '21 7 7
Fair start. Won easily. Time, 1:02. Winner,
eh. c, by Flambeau-imp. Janet If.
netting: Crescendo 1 to 2. Leda filly 200 to 1,
Elsie Ferguson 60 to 1, imp. Santa Bella 5 to 2, Rev
del Bandidos Bto 1, Monitor 200 to 1 . Red Pike 200
CQ9 FOURTH RACE-One mile; handicap;
OVA. purse $500.
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. Bt. V 2 Str. Fin.
579 Thornhill, 113(SIoin) 2 if 13 1*
(560)McLigut, lll(GrltHn) 3 1h 2* '2.1
577 Flirtilla, 37 (Bums) ...6 m 6-' 37
577 Imp. Doncaster, 87 (Riley)..7 7 66" 414
(681)Ineomar, 115 (Chora) 4 37i 3/1 5i
668 Realisation, 105 (C. Weber). 6 6/1 41 610
619 Pescador, 105 (Burlingame).l 4/7 7
Good start. Won easily. . Time, 1:411,4. Win
ner, eh. c, by imp. Cheviot-Phoebe Anderson.
Betting: Thornhiil 6 to 1, McLlglit 11 to 10,
Flirtilla 8 to 1, Realization 12 to 1, imp. Doncaster
15 to 1, Ingomar 6 to 1, Pescador 60 to 1. •
mo FIFTH RACE-Five furlonjrs; selling:
OUO. three-year-olds and upward; purse $300.
Jnrt. Horse, weight. Jockey. St. V« Str. Fin.
571 Clacqut-r, 94 (15. Isom) 2 81 21 1A
563 Tim Murphy. 121 (F. Carr) ..3 11 1/ 23
571 Mainstay, 105 (Sloan) 1 2/t SS 3/»
(569)M0111e X, 79 (Frawley) 8 M i! -U
534 Red Bird, 89 (A. Isom) 5 4h b6 f>l!
Charger, 106 (It. Smith) 4 6 6 6
Good start. Won handily. Time, 1:01 V 2. Win
ner, eh. h., by Three Cheers-Belle of the Lake.
Ht-ulng: Clacquer 2 to 1, Tim Murphy 4to 5,
Mainstay 25 to 1, Mollle R 7 to 1, Red Bird 60 to 1,
Charger 1000 to 1.
Around the Ring.
Griffin was unsuccessful in landing a
winner out of his four mounts yesterday.
The clever lightweight, Charley Weber,
has signed to ride for E. J. Baldwin this
season at a stated salary of $500 per month.
He leaves for Little Rock, Ark., to-night.
Ihe owner of Santa Anita made a wise
selection, for he now has a rider that he
need have no fear of riding for any trust.
Dishonesty is a word that has never yet
been uttered in connection with this prom
ising young rider.
Riley Grannan's efforts to beat the book
makers was attended with much better
success yesterday. Riley lost some pretty
good bets on Prince Devine and Rey del
Bandidos, hut more than made up the
deficit by plunging on Marietta, Thornhill
Pittsburg Phil played Santa Bella for the
Joe Rose got down off his block to get
some 2 to 1 against Ingomar for the
Stony Clark had his checks down on
Fred Co wen cashed some good tickets on
Naglee Burke put up a good-sized bundle
of greenbacks on his colt Crescendo.
Pnil McKim went around placing some
coin on Ontario for Barney Schreiber at 60
to 1. Phil said he was taking a shot at the
Eddie Burke thought 1 to 2 pretty sweet
money against Crescendo.
Bookmaker Walter couldn't overlook 3
to 5 against imp. Santa Bella. He got
some of it.
Mr. Macdonough played his filly mostly
for the place in the stake race. With a
better start he think* he would have been
Johnny Humphrey got some of the
"good thing," Mabel I, in the first race.
George Bay less seems to be very successful
in getting the coin when he sends one of
his strings after it.
Thinking Roma better than Marietta
cost Pittsburg Phil a few dollars.
Thomas Lundy overlooked his horse
Thornhiil yesterday and did not bet a dol
lar on him.
1000 to 1 was Charger's price in the
Entries for to-day's races :
First race, five-eighths of a mile, (non-win
ners)— Lucky Dog 115, Kathleen 106, Montalvo
103. Claire 92, Chemuek 80, Monroe 96, Bea
trice 94, Hessen 107, The Drummer 110.
Second race, eleven-sixteenths of a mile,
(selling)— AVarrago 108, Lonnie B 88, Contribu
tion 102, Howard 104, Mahogany 101, Sea
spray 101, Kitty L 75, Advance 9'S, Motto 100,
( ariru'l 85, Koyal Flush 105, Bernardo 90, May
Third race, one-balf of a mile, two-year-olds—
Theresa X, formerly Lizzie P filly 109, Vlrgie
A 109, Harry O 112, Leon L 112," Donna Car
lotta.lo9, Edgemont 112, Britannia 109, Joan
109, ldalia colt 109, Marionette 109, Con
Moto 112, Nerva filly 109, Ferris llartman
Fourth race, seven-eighths of a mile (selling)
—Seaside 101, Olivia 92, Florence Dickey 90,
Trix 101, Wawona 107, Captain Kees 104, Ike
L 98, Miss Ruth 100, Jack Richelieu ill.
Fifth race, one mile— Rey Alfonso 101, White
stone 100, flashlight 01, Duchess Milpitas 76,
Sue Abbot 90, Thornhiil 115.
LESS THAN $1 PER ACRE.
The Annual Cost of Irrigation When the
"Work Is Done by Electricity.
It is a well-known fact, says the Irriga
tion Age, that in nearly all the arid land
regions artesian wells can be obtained at a
dej>th of from 300 to 600 feet, the water in
these wells rising to within fifty feet of the
surface. In some localities they flow.
There are many places where abundance
of surface water can be had by digging
only a few feet. Especially is this the case
near streams. To utilize water-power costs
much less than steam.
A power plant is imperative. The full
capacity of a 15-horsepower electric motor
will yield power equal to a 10-horsepower
engine, and if its capacity be not over
worked will last indefinitely. The same
may be eaid of dynamos without regard
to size. The cost of a 15-horsepower
motor is $500. Foundation, horsepower,
two fjOO-horsepower dynamos with engine
directly connected and everything ready
for operating could be constructed for
The power-house, when run by steam,
should be placed at a railroad switch. To
construct for water-power might cost as
much, but the operating expenses would
be much less. A 600-foot well can be sunk
for $1500. It takes 27715* gallons of water
to cover an acre one inch deep. A 15
--horsepower motor will pump 750 gallons
per minute and r;u«e the water fifty feet.
One well will furnish water during the
irrigation season, from May 1 to August
13, to cover 280 acres seventeen inches
deep. This is an abundance for almost
any crop, and a great deal more than most
crops require. The water could be pumped
into a ditch or reservoir. The well could
be sunk where most convenient, as the
power comes to it by wire. One thousand
horsepower will run fifiy-six 15-horsepower
motors and allow 15 per cent loss for trans
mission of power from dynamos to motor.
The lines for transmission, including
poles, wires, etc., would cost from $BUOO to
$10,000. Thus we see that 1000 horsepower
would furnish an abundance of water for
lifty-six times 280 acres, or 15.G80 acres,
about twenty-four and a half sections, at a
cost, not including ditches and reservoirs,
of about $160,000— a very little over $10 per
acre. A larger amount is often expended
in clearing some Eanern lands of timber
It takes three pounds of coal per horse
power per hour, or 72,000 pounds for
twenty-four hours, at ;i cost of $1 to $2 per
ton, according to freight, or $72 per day for
coal. The other powi-r - house expenses,
including all, can be run for $18. One man
with the use of a horse can look after ten
motors, making an expense of $10 a day,
giving a total operating expense of $100
per day, or $12,300 for 123 days, the entire
irrigating season, less than $1 per acre.
In valleys where the fall of streams is
not sufficiently rapid to admit of taking
out ditches, ditches can be built, the
stream dammed and the water raised *o
the required height by pumps through
means of pipes, each pump working by
motor. It makes very little difference
whether the water be raised perpendicu
larly or otherwise.
THE WILDEST LAND.
Oregon Has the Honor of Having the
Roughest Tract Known to Man.
Assistant Chief Goode of the United
States Geodetical Survey, who visited
Oregon last summer, says that the wildest
region of the entire United States is an
area of 1000 square miles lying in the
mountains between Roseburg and Co
quille, in Douglas and Coos counties. He
describes it as a mysterious undiscovered
country, in which roams undisturbed wild
game, and whose brooks and rivers are
filled with wild fowl. It is nearly all cov
ered with a dense growth of pine, "fir, hem
lock and other trees. Many of the trees
are of enormous size, and stand so closely
that it is difficult for men to make their
way between them. Where the trees are
not so thick the heavy growth of bushes
of various kinds takes their place. It is a
country that is tilled with all Kinds of wild
game, including, as reported to him, elk,
different kinds of bear, mountain lions,
deer and other animals, including lynx
and others. There are also the varied
kinds of fowl. The streams all have an
abundance of trout and other kinds of fish.
He penetrated into the wilds a dozen miles
and saw things that filled him with
wonder at the vastness of the forest, and
that any one should attempt to live in it. —
A Profitable Pursuit in Lands Where
Silver Is at a Discount.
A prudent New England relative, p"rone
to the warning "money does not grow on
every bush," had never been below the
United States. Had she known the west
coast, the Puritan conscience would have
forced her to seek some other saw to lop
boyish prodigalities. For here it does.
Here we begin to realize the common—
but at home empty— dream of something
for nothing. Bargains in Dollars! Coin
Selling Out Below Cost! Help Yourself
to What You Want, and the Cashier Will
Give You Your Money Back and Dollars
to Boot ! One may dream what our adver
tisers woul/i do with such a text.
After a cup of heaven's next last, next
best gift to man— it is worth while to make
the voyage to TJnder-America to find out
what coffee really is — I entered a store on
the plaza and bought twenty-rive excellent
cigars for 75 cents. The "merchant rang
my five-dollar gold piece on the counter
and without emotion handed me six silver
dollars and 75 cents in small silver. For
tunately, the Western habit of "always
coming downstairs that way" stood
by me. He had counted too ex
haustively to make any mistake. There
was contagion in this. I went to
an opposite store and purchased a
box of twenty-live such excepcionales
as are seldom smoked with us, for $2, hand
ing out another half-eagle. The vender
counted out and gave me $o 50 in silver
with a pleasant smile. It was hard to leave
a spot where one can make a handsome
salary simply by spending money. There
was but one hard reality. I tempted the
national drink for a dime and got back but
90 cents from my silver dollar. That, how
ever, is easily overcome. All one has to do
is to take gold along — plenty of gold — then
one can revel in swapping dollars for dol
lars and a half, if one have the mind to
withstand prosperity. Some would require
a strait-jacket after a few miles on this
royal road to fortnne. — C. F. Lummis in
TWO VIEWS REGARDING A CENT.
Bank President Thought It Worth Hunt
ing For, the Bookkeeper Didn't.
The president of one of Wall street's
wealthiest banks finished dictating a pri
vate telegram to his stenographer and
taking out some change to pay for the
message dropped a penny on the floor.
"Johnson," he said, "just find that
Johnson searched diligently, but the
coin refused to be found.
"If you can't find it never mind. Get
that telegram off and send Robert here."
Robert, one of the bank's messengers,
came in and was told to find the cent. He
got under the desk and removing the thick
fur rug made a search after the missing
coin without success.
"Well," exclaimed the president testily,
get a light." •
A candle was brought, and after a third
attempt the penny was discovered and was
handed to the president, who dropped it
into his pocket without a word. Just then
a customer came in.
"Ah, good morning, Mr. Jones," said the
president. "Will I renew your $50,000 loan
at the same rate and time as before?"
"Why, certainly, sir; certainly. The
money market, I understand, is easier to
The next morning the head bookkeeper
of the bank sauntered jauntily down to the
correspondence department, took a cent
from his pocket, tossed it on the mail
clerk's desk and asked for a penny stamp.
The coin twirled a merry dance on the
desk, then rolling off plunged into the
waste-pa pur basket and was lost to view.
"Confound it," exclaimed the book
keeper, after poking among the papers a
few times, "I can't bother with such a
small thing as that." Producing another
penny he got his stamp and walked off.
It may be added that the president's
salary is well up in the thousands, and
he is a very wealthy man besides. The
bookkeeper has a salary of $2500. — New
Cost an Old Man a Dime to Find Out
What They Meant.
He was a keen-faced shop messenger
boy in a smart livery and attracted every
one's attention in the Broadway cable-car,
chiefly because he carried a Hat strawboard
box much bigger than himself. As it
rested on his lap it extended nearly across
the car aisle, and the conductor and every
one else who had to pass found the way
nearly blocked, which occasioned the boy
much amusement and satisfaction. One
after the other nearly every passenger be
came interested in the inscription scrawled
in heavy black charcoal lines on the cover
of the box. The inscription was this:
25— 15— 4:30— 1202— 112-E 17 2 fths short.
W. Hurry. C. O. D.
Passengers craned their necks to de
cipher tliis, and some audibly discussed
its possible meaning. An old gentleman
who sat opposite the boy, and whose
knees almost touched the box, became so
mentally involved in his study of the in
scription that he grew pale and purple in
turn, and finally he took out a 10-cent
piece, laid it on the box, and hoarsely
"Little boy, that is for you if you'll tell
me what that marking means."
There was an intense silence in the car,
and every one strained his and her atten
tion toward the messenger. That young
person #yed the old gentleman cautiously,
took the dime, examined it carefully,
pocketed it slowly, and then said, reading
the figures upside down:
" 'Twenty-five' is the day of the month."
"To be sure," said the gentleman, with a
breath of relief. "To be sure, that is a key
to the puzzle which I should have ob
The boy half closed his eyes and scruti
nized the gentleman closely, as if to dis
cover whether or not lie was being
"guyed," and then, observing everybody's
seriousness, continued :
"And '15' is me number. See?"
He pointed to a metal badge on the lapel
of his jacket bearing those figures.
Several people said "ah" and "of course"
and "to be sure," and the boy went on:
"And '4:3o' is the time the package was
given to me to chase with."
All the men and women in the car hast
ily consulted their watches and were de
lighted to rind that it was a little after that
wonderful hour. The boy squinted at the
figures again and continued :
"Twelve two is the delivery department
entry in the delivery book, see? and 'll2
E, 17' is easy— that's where I'm going
"Splendid 1" exclaimed the old gentle
man. "It's quite a relief." And the other
passengers smiled upon him approvingly.
The remarkable boy resumed:
" 'Two fths short' means that there are
two more feathers what belongs to th'
goods what ain't in the package; but th'
lady wanted it anyhow, and th' feathers
All the women passengers became, if
possible, more interested than at first. The
boy cave another chapter:
" 'W. is the initial of the delivery clerk
who gave me the package, and 'hurry'
means I was to git me car fare, which I
got, instead o' chasing meself on foot."
"And very proper," exclaimed the old
gentleman. Once more the boy:
"The 'C. 0. D.' means— ■'
"Oh, we know what that means," said
the old gentleman. And the other passen
gers laughed with him in a friendly way,
as if they had been acquainted for years. —
New York Sun.
A jury in Judge Campbell's court yesterday
afternoon did not believe Gertie Lefevre and
her friend, Laura Burris of 605 Post street,
when they testified that Frederick Belasco, an
instructor of acting, committed battery upon
the former on the night of February 125 by
•striking her in the face with his fiat and hit
ting her over the head with his cane. Be'.asco
and Julius Mershfeldcr, who was with him at
the time of the alleged battery, denied that
anything of the kind occurred. Beltsco asserted
solemnly that he never in his life raised his
hand to strike a lady. The jury was out about
a minute and returned with a verdict or not
Friends No Longer.
Mrs. Mary McCusker of 1104 Market street
swore out a warrant in Judge Campbell's court
yesterday morning for the arrest of TV. J. Con
nelly on the charge of grand larceny. She said
she had known Connelly for some time as a
private detective. He paid her a visit last
Friday and while in her room picked up her
purse, which contained $117 50, from a table
and told her not to be frightened, as he would
return it soon. When" he returned the purse
there was only $30 in it. and as he had refused
to give her back the $87 50 she wanted him
punished for the theft.
Probably the largest fire insurance policy
in existence or ever written is that covering
the property of the Santa Fe Railway Com
pany. It was issued by the Phoenix Fire
of London, England, is in amount $17,000,
--000, and takes a premium of $170,000 to
NEW TO-DATHDRT GOODS^_^ _^___-~
TO INTRODUCE OUR
NEW SPRING STOCK
For the purpose of introducing our MAGNIFICENT NEW SPRINQ
STOCK to the greatest number of people in the shortest possible time, wo
are ottering IRRESISTIBLY POWERFUL INDUCEMENTS to an Immediate
inspection as witness
TO-DAY'S GREAT LEADERS.
At S5 Cents? a. Yard.
WHITE SWISS AND CAMBRIC EMBROIDERED DEMI-FLOUNCING, hemstitched
and scalloped edges, worth 60c and 75c, will, be offered at 25c per yard.
/ At 3 X Cents 332«»,0n
LADIES' COLORED BORDERED HEMSTITCHED HANDKERCHIEFS, worth $1
per dozen, will be offered at 3>£c each.
At 4O Cents.
50 dozen LADIES' 8-BTJTTON LENGTH MOUSQUETAIRE AND BIARRITZ UN-
DRESSED KID GLOVES, in fancy shades (odd sizes) regular price $1,- will be of-
fered at 40c a pair.
At 4O Cents.
50 dozen LADIES' BIARRITZ DRESSED KID, in tans and black (odd sizes), regular
price $1, will be offered at 40c a pair.
LADIES' APRONS. LADIES' APRONS.
At 1O Cents.
LADIES' APRONS, made of fine lawn, finished with deep hem and insertion, will be
offered at 10c.
FANCY TAFFETA SILK.
At 55 Cents.
50 pieces 21-INCH FANCY STRIPED TAFFETA SILK, good value for 75c, will be
offered at 55c per yard.
RIBBONS. RIBBONS. RIBBONS.
. • ■•* . ■-. ■ ■ , -'•.. - i ■■■■- • .
At 3 Cents.
No. 5 ALL-SILK, SATIN AND GROS GRAIN RIBBONS, in all bright shades, will be
closed out at 3c per yard.
At 4 Cents.
No. 7 ALL-SILK AND SATIN AND - GROS GRAIN RIBBONS, in all bright colors,
will be closed out at 4c per yard.
At r 7" 1 / 2 Cents a. Yard.
No. 12 ALL-PILK, SATIN AND GROS GRAIN RIBBONS, in all bright colors, will be
closed out at 7>^c per yard.
At 1 5 Cents a. Pair.
200 dozen CHILDREN'S BLACK RIBBED COTTON HOSE, guaranteed fast and
stainless black, worth $4 per dozen, will be offered at 15c a pair, sizes 6 to 10.
At 4O Cents.
50 dozen MEN'S EXTRA HEAVY SANITARY MERINO UNDERSKIRTS AND
DRAWERS, silk finished, regular price 75c, will be offered at 40c each.
/ ffi/W**^^ MURPHY BUILDING, /
(/(/ Market Street corner of Janes, /
REVERSED BY A COLLISION.
An Old Brakeman Tells of a Queer
Kailroad Accident in the West.
"The most remarkable wreck I was ever
in," said an old brakeman, "happened on
the short line between Pewee and Beard's
some years ago. It was a freight wreck.
I had charge of the La Grange accommo
dation and was bound in to Lonisville.
We were following hard upon the trail of
train 32, also bound for Louisville. Train
14 was coming in our direction. It had
been delayed some minutes at Pewee, but
expected to make up the time and side
track between Pewee and Beard's on
schedule time, so that train 32 would have
the right of way.
"The delay was what caused the trouble.
The sidetrack I am telline you about was
just behind and under a hill. Train 14 had
just backed on to the sidetrack, and before
the switchman could shift the switch train
32 came dashing around the hill. The en
gineer saw the danger. He turned down
the throttle with a hard shove and whistled
'down brakes.' His efforts were of no use,
however. Train 32 turned in on the sidetrack
and went crashing into No. 14. All the
cars of the train, fourteen, were stripped
off the track as clean as if they had oeen
peas in a pot. The shook of the two trains
meeting was, of course, terrific. The whole
of train 32, including the locomotive, top
pled off the track. Remarkable as it may
seem, only the cars of No. 14 were thrown
off the track.
"When the two trains struck the en
gineer of 14 had bis hand on the throttle,
about to stop his train. The shock threw
him out of the cab and the wrench threw
open the throttle again and reversed the
engine. When the cars had been stripped
off the track the locomotive went 'wild'
down the track toward La Grange. We of
the La Grange accommodation had by this
time neared the curve. I was at the head
of the train as lookout. I heard the sound
of a locomotive approaching and signaled
the engineer of our train to reverse his en
gine. "He had hardly time to jump to the
throttle when the wild locomotive crashed
into us. I was thrown, I reckon, fifty feet,
and came out of it with two broken legs.
No one else was hurt, but the La Grange
accommodation was a day late. No. I
don't railroad any more." — Louisville
MARRYING AN EMPEROR.
Union of the Chinese Ruler and Better
Half a Costly Affair.
The marriage of the Chinese Emperor,
though it occurred some years ago, did not
wet much prominence. It was presided
over by the Empress dowager. The wed
ding is said to have cost about £2,000,000,
and there were two pavilions built to the
palace to contain the empress' wedding
I have before me a list of the robes the
bride wore on this occasion, says a corre
spondent. She had on a silk head-dress of
red, which was decorated with pearls, am
ethysts, rubies, carnelians, coral and blue
feathers. Her person was covered with an
embroidered court robe decorated with
pearls and fastened with diamond buttons.
About her neck were two strings of coral
beads, and in her ears were jewels. She
carried a folded handkerchief, and she rod*
to the emperor's palace in a gorgeous sedan
She was accompanied by eunuchs, and
eight eunucns carried the chair. After
entering the palace grounds the chair was
carried over a brazier of live coals. Two
| of the imperial Princesses helped her in
j and out of the chair, and as she got out
| she was given an apple, a golden scepter
I and a bottle containing pearls and gold
! coins. The Emperor, who was dressea in
[ full court, costume, stood on the threshold
of the palace, and, as the future Empress
got out, he took off her veil.
The two were then led to the bridal
chamber, and the Emperor took his seat
on the left ;nde of the bed, while the bride
j sat on the right, with their faces turned
I toward each other.
The Princesses then requested the im
perial couple to drink together. They ate
a dish of what the Chinese call "the'pud
; ding of sons and grandsons," and drank
j together some wedding soup, which is
j designated by the name of "the broth of
life. ' This practically constituted the
marriage ceremony, though a marriage
I contract was signed. — Chicago Times.
Lansing, Mich., has a matrimonial club
whose members at intervals choose one of
their number whose duty it is to get mar
ried within a year. And he always does it.
you buy you make a
contribution to the
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of her prosperity ;
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