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HAVE NO KICK COMING.
The Selling Race War Goes
Merrily On at the Dis
DOWRY TO THE JOCKEY CLUB.
The Winning of The Lark Proved an
Unprofitable One for His
President Williams o/f the Jockey Club
smoked several cigarettes more than usual
yesterday .and his face was beaming with
smiles. 'And why not? . Six hundred and
fifty dollars coniing . in f rom an unlooked
for source would have a tendency to make
almost any one smile — even the president
of a jockey club. The dowry to the
Jockey Club, of which President Wil
liams is guardian, came in the form of
bid-up money from the selling races and
no doubt was highly acceptable.
The first donation came in the second
race,, when Charley Baldwin of the upper
ten, one of the Blingum boys, just for a
lark, doncher know, entered his horse
Frondeur in a selling race ' against some
goats owned among the lower five. En
tered for $100 he was bid up to $500, so the
deuced funny joke cost Charley $400, but
as the young society man had a swell bet
down on his horse it probably stood him
nothing. The second run-up occurred in
the steeplechase event, when J. Talbot
Clifton, the Earl of "Blingum," had The
Lark entered to be sold for $100 up to
$1000, and secured him at the latter price.
.Mr. Clifton felt somewhat fatigued after
the trying ordeal, but not nearly so much
bo as Sam Hildreth, for he refused four or
five times that amount for his horse a
couple of days ago. Rightly named, the
jumper should cut a wide swath at Bur
lingamt and will no doubt be a prominent
factor in the many other larks held at the
San Mateo County "Paree."
Four of the six favorites won, and the
talent had a very good day of it.
Ed Sachs rather startled the ring by
pulling off the first race with Tillie S. who
as been shelved for some time. Blizzard
at even money and Nelson, the one-eyed
demon, at 2\4 to 1, were the played horses
in the race, but entering the stretch third
to them, Tillie S came on and won handily
from Nelson, with Blizzard a fair third.
. Starting at 6to 5 in the second race, a
■six-furlong affair, Frondeur won in a drive
from Grotto, who, had he not been jostled
and cut off at the half, would certainly
iiave won. Tobey, with 20 to 1 against
him, finished third.
The purse hung up for the third race,
live and a half furlongs, for light welter
weights, might just as well have been paid
over to John Robbins beforehand, for start
ing a 3 to 10 favorite, Mollie R won gallop
ing from the Julia Martin filly. The Le
dette filly came fast, finishing a close third.
Before Barnej Schreiber left for the
East, he forgot to tell his friends that Jack
Richelieu could run a good mile; but they
discovered the fact for" themselves yester
day. Opening at 3to 1, he receded to sto
1. and was pounded down to twos at post
time, starting equal favorite with Wheel of
Fortune. Rear Guard receded in the bet
ting as well as the balance of the starters.
There was never any doubt about who
would win, for Jack Richelieu galloped in
front all the way and won with ridiculous
ease, running the mile in 1:41*4. Wheel
of Fortune made a good run in the stretch,
beating Murietta a length for the place.
The Lark made a show of his field in the
steeplechase, starting a 9 to 10 favorite, and
won pulling up from Haymarket. Relam
pa?o was thiirL-- :. .-■- - •- ■■*':.—. ■. -■•-- -
• The last race on . the card was reserved
for the uncorkings. Nephew, who started
on four lees and finished on two borrowed
from another horse in the race, opened a
.hot favorite, but from the force of money
that went in on Fly and Examiner, he
closed at 4 to 1 in the betting.
Fly took the lead soon after the flag fell
and it looked at one time as though he
would walK in, but when Nephew came at
hiTu in the stretch he passed it over and
. finished second, three lengths in front of
Alaric, another good thing in the race.
The winner, Nephew, a very game horse,
pulled up in a very sorry plight. In fact
he was so lame that were a poor huckster
to drive down one of the prominent thor
oughfares with a horse in the same condi
tion he would be working off Police Court
fines for six months to come. Gameness is
admired in all thoroughbreds, but when a
poor crippled brute is sent to the post and
only runs because goaded on by whip and
spur racing ceases to be a sport and loses
the respect of all humane people.
San Francisco. April 9, 1895.
COO FIRST HACK— Six furlongs; three-year
i — — . . olds and upward; purse 3oo.
Jnd. Hone, weight, Jockey. St. y a Str. Fin.
879 Tillie s, 104 (R, Isorn) 3 AS 33 11
Nelson, 121 (A. Covington)...l II 11 2/
717 Blizzard. 119 (Hinrichs).. 8 2/1 2^ 3/
693 Claudius.ll6(HennPssy) 7 7* 5-' 4$
"708 Nellie Q, 114 (Taylor) 2 3? 4% 6J
631 A citato, 113 (F. Carr) 5 55 6* 65
666 Prince, 116 (X. Hill) 4 6U IS 18
896 Prince Idle, 116 (Giiligan) 6 8 8 8
Good start. Won handily. Time, l:lsi£. Win
ner, b. m., by Major Ban-Stella S.
Betting: Tillif- S sto 1. Kelson 13 to 5, Blizzard
even, Nellie G 25 to 1, Agitato 8 to 1, Prince 1 00 to
1, Claudius 15 to 1, Prince Idle 300 to 1.
ITOQ SECOND RACE— furlongs; selling:
4 —O. three-year-olds and upward: purse $300.
Jnd. Horse, weight. Jockey. St. % Str. Fin.
(69S)*Frondeur, 87 (R. Isom) 4. 31 2/ In
(546) Grotto, 92 (Chevalier. 3 6/i AJi '23
. 699 Tobey, 91 (Burns) 7 41 51 31
689 Sympathetic'^ Last. 107
(Griffin) 6 2% 3h - 4A
706 Primanda, 108 (N. 31111) .. 8 l/» lh 5A
-826 Find Out, 110 (A. Coving
- ton) 1 6/ 6V, 6h
671 Little Bob, 91 (A. 150 m).... 5 11 lh lh
706 Han Luis Key, lnrichs).lO 10 9* 8/
- 706 Charmer, 104 (H. Smith).. 9 SV 2 82 9*
671 Claire, 96 (W. Flynn) 2 93 10 10
" <sood start. Won driving. Time, 1:15. Wie
ner, b. jr., by imp. ICyrle Daly-Shena Van.
Betting: Frondeur 6to 5, Grotto 7 to '2, Tobey
20 to 1, Frimanda 15 to 1, Find Out 6 to 1. Little
' Hob 30 to 1. Sympathetic'fl Last 6 to 1. Claire 100
to 1, Charmer 100 to 1, Sari Luis Key 30 to 1.
tjC)A THIBD RACE— and a half furlongs,
l^"±. selling; light welter-weights: purse 300.
Jnd. Horse, weiirht. Jockey. \ St. y^ Str. Fin.
703 Mollie R. 104 (Griffin) 2 1* 1/ 1£
. 696 Julia Martin filly,lo4 (Glenn)l '&/% fit. 2h
(692) Ledette filly, 91 (R. Isorn). 41 \h 33
Morgan G, 137 (M.Johnson). 6 bh 3! 4/
• 673 San Lucas, 118 (L. Lloyd) ...3 65 6/0 56
Bravo, 81 (5hepard). ...... ...5 3y 2 6: 68
. 688 Monroe, 118 (G. Kelly) 7 7 7 7
Poor start. Won easily. Time, 1 :09%. Winner,
Ch. f., by imp. Mariner-Cantenac.
Betting: Mollie It 3 to 10, Julia Martin filly 7 to
I, Lfdette (illy 10 to 1, Morgan G 30 to 1, Bravo
' 60 to 1, San Lucas 15 to 1, Monroe 1000 to 1.
rjnZ FOURTH RACE — One mile; selling;
4 *LO. three-year-olds and upward; purse $300.
.' lnd. Horse, weight, Jockey. St. V, Str. Fin.
979 Jack Ricbelieu, 111 (F. Carr).2 IS U 1*
' 711 Wheel .of Fortune, 89 (It.
Isom)..'. 3 4h HI 21
(700) M arietta, 81 (Rhepard).. ...... 6 3h At 3y
700 Rear Guard. 109 (Sloan) 4 5/j 3*6 4!
711 Bernardo, 102 (Hinrichs) 7 21 8i .6*
719 Mary 8, 104 (W. Flynn 1 7 6* 610
700 Miss Buckley, 85 (E. Jones). . 6 6/7 7
Fair start. Won -easily. Time. 1:41 . Win
ner, b. h., by imp. Great Tom-Envenom.
Betting: Jack Richelieu 5 to 2. Wheel of Fortune
2 to 1, Marietta 15 to 1, Rear Guard 3 to 1, Ber
. nardo 15 to 1, Miss Buckley 20 to 1, MaryS 20 to I.'
' / 79£ FIFTH RACE— "Short course": about
• j~\J. one mile and a half: steeplechase; selling;
Ind. Horse, weight. Jockey. St. 6J BJ. Fin.
714 The Lark, 138 (5pence)......4 lh 1$ 11
• '714 Haymarket. 142 (Stanford). .l '23 2i/ 2/ .
. .678 ReUmpago 124 (Goodman). 3 4.? 'Ah 3! :
714 Mesior, 130 (Swift) 5 3t 4% 4h
690 Keilringer, 135 (A11mark)....2 5? H8 bit
(666) Wild Oats, 135 (Seaman)..... 6 6 6 6
. Good start. Won easily. Time, 3 :22y 3 . Win
ner, b. g., by Wlldidle-by Monday. }
Betting: The Lurk 9 to 10. Haymarket 12 to 1,
RelaTnpa«:oa2 to 1. Bellringer 5 to 2, Mestor 12 to
. 1, Wild Oats 12 to 1. -
"*797 SIXTH RACE— Six furlongs; three-year-
I *j I . olds and upward; purse $300. .
Ind^ Morse, weight, jockey. St. % Stjr, Fin.
>Pbew, 105 (Sloan) 13/ 2* 1/
688 Fly, 98 (A. 150 m)...:... 4 ii/ 2 11 2*
(704) AUric, 98 (0.eva11er)....... 7 2h 3! 3/.
718 Raindrop, 107 (W. Flynn).. 2 51 4y 2 4V
71) Examiner, 102 (Russell).... 6 lh 7/i H
718 Dara, 85 (5hepard).......... 6 b/» 81 61
709 Hiram Arpo.lol (Hinrichs). lo 6i'-> 51 7ft
626 Charlie T. 100 (Griffin! 3 4CO 8V 2 82
71W (Radiator, 103 (L. Lloyd)... 810 10 9i
673 Ledalia, 99 (K. Isom) 9 92 6A 10
Good start. Won drivln*. Time, l:14i/ 2 - Winner,
eh. h., by Sprinffbok-The .Niece. '.
Betting: Xephew 4 to 1, Fly 3 to 1, Alaric 2to
1, Charlie T 15 to 1, Raindrop "6 to 1. Gladiator 60
to 1, Hiram Argo 30 to 1, Ledalia 20 to 1, Exami
ner 4 to 1, Darn 50 to 1.
Around the Ring.
Bob Tsom landed two winner 3 yesterday.
Naglee Burke had a large bet on Agitato.
As usual, By Holly had his coin on the
good thing, Tillie 8,
W. .T. Levy pulled down a good bet on
Ed Sachs made a good winning over the
victory of his mare, Tillie S, betting $500
on her chances. ,
Frondeur was bid up by the owner of
Grotto, who linished second.
■Morgan G ran a great race, considering
fcis heavy impost. 137 pounds. However,
he is.uot the best actor in the world at the
Examiner and Alaric were two of the
hottest tips that have been passed around
in some time.
Cody B broke down in his work yester
Ohiyesa of White & Clark's string is also
on the shelf.
The Lark's performance yesterday was
such a great improvement over Saturday's
run that the stewards decided to give
George Cochran, who had the mount on
him that day, a rest, and at the conclusion
of the racing yesterday they ruled him off
for life. This is about the hardest fall
George has had in some time.
Eleven bookmakers cut in yesterday.
Following are to-day's entries:
First race, about three-quarters of a mile,
selling, maidens, light welter-weights— J O C
119, Sidney 138, Halifax 119, Fleetwood 122,
Prince Devine 123, Mountain Air 127, Pronto
130, Eva 8 II colt 119.
Second race, seven-eighths of a mile, selling,
non-winner!? — Adelnnte 98, Emma Mack 95,
Minnie Beech 93, Joe Frank 97, Nellie G 101,
Del Norte 100, Sir Walter 109.
Third race, nine-sixteenths of a mile, two
vear-olds—Tennessee Maid 118, Mermaid 105,
Miss Bnimmel 115, Monitor i)f, Virgie A 109,
imported Fun colt 118, Mi-s Metfori 115, Ma
rionette 415. Her Majesty 103.
Fourth race, one ana a sixteenth miles,
handicap— Gilead 118, Thornhill 116, Genette
Edwards 100, Mr. Jingle 90, Doucaster 95,
Fifth race, eleven-sixteenths of a mile, sell
ine—lirocihead 100. daeqiiet 106, Realization
103, Myron 88, May Day 100, Bon Fulano 106.
Sixth race, eleven-sixteenths of a mile, sell
ing—Lodi 101, Quarterstaff 104, Joe Cotton
101, Clacquer 108, Gold Bug 105. Ross 100,
Banjo 102, Melanie 99, Polaski 106, North 101.
FROM FAR-AM THIBET.
Dr. Deane the Owner of the
Finest Thibet Mastiff in
The Dog Is Wonderfully Strong and
Active and Is Valued at
There are dogs and dogs. Some can
claim a pedigree almost as long as a
blackboard illustration of Pons Asinorum,
and such, by dog-fanciers, are often held
without price. There is a dog of this kind
in San Francisco, and $5000 has been of
fored and refused for him. These fancy
figures are not due to the actual worth of
the dog, but to the fact that Rolla — for that
is the name of the animal — enjoys the dis
tinction of being the only genuine Thibet
in America. Three years ago Dr. Tenison
Deane purchased this^ — to America — rare
animal, a sea captain having brought him
from continental Asia. He was a pup
then, but he looks very much like a half
grown bear now.
Rolia is a Thibet mastiff, and if now on
his native heath would be following the
peaceful occupation of guarding cattle, or
the more warlike one of playing sentinel
before some citizen's door. The Thibet
mastiff is much valued by the inhabitants
of that far-off country because of his in
telligence and gentleness, as well as fierce
ness when the occasion arises.
All attempts to bring these dogs into
America have proved unsuccessful, be-
ROLLA, 5 TEABS OLD AND WEIGHS 165 POUNDS.
cause they could not stand the long hot
sea voyaee. In bringing this one over the
captain of the ship had the cabin-boy dash
bucket after bucket of water over him from
morning until night. When the weather
is very warm Dr. Deane's dog suffers so
much that he finds it necessary to hose
him off two or three times each day. Some
idea may be gained of the massive propor
tions of this dog when it is known that he
weighs 165 pounds, is 33 inches tall and
measures 76 inches from the tip of his
tail to the end of his nose. His girth
measurement is exactly 32 inches, with a
neck only 10 inches less and a foreleg
measuring 11 inches just below where it
joins the shoulder. Rolla is a wonderfully
strong dog, thinking nothing of picking up
a 25-pound dumb-bell or carrying a basket
of equal weight several blocks. His tre
mendous size would indicate clumsiness,
but he is as active as a cat and as frolic
some as a two-year-old colt. His daily
companions are a little Central American
monkey, a pug dog and a big black cat.
Dr. Deane is very proud of Rolla and has
a standing offer of $5000 if he ever con
cludes to part with him.
MOEE WHEELMEN SUSPENDED.
Clii lii That Have Been Granted Per-
mission to Hold Kace Meetings.
R. M. Welch, representing the national
racing board of this State, has received in
formation that sanctions have been granted
the Bay City Wheelmen to hold a race
meeting in this city on May HO; the annual
meeting of the North California division
of the L. A. W. at San Jose on July 4, and
the Garden City Cyclers at San Jose on
Godfrey Schmidt, Charles Miller and
Arthur Griffin, of Los Angeles, have been
charged with violation of clause D of class
A rules in accepting salary and expenses
for riding a wheel.
Thirty days' time has been given the
wheelmen to answer why they should not
be classed as professionals, and meanwhile
they are suspended from all track-racing
in class A.
The Monterey's Trip.
All doubt as to the destination of the United
States coast defense vessel Monterey was set
at rest yesterday by the receipt of a telegram
bf Hukh <'raig from Secretary of the Navy
iferbert. The telepram stated that the Mon
terey had been ordered to cruise in Southern
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1895.
FOR LEGITIMATE SPORT.
An Aggressive League Formed
by the Prominent
MANY SUBORDINATE BRANCHES
Plans for the Promotion of Many
Sports and Business Con
nected With Them.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 9.— The con
vention of turfmen called to organize a
sporting league quickly concluded its busi
ness, when it finally got to work this after
noon. The meeting was called to order by
Colonel William Edwards of this city, who
introduced Major P. P. Johnson, president
of the National Trotting Association, as
temporary chairman, with W. H. Gocher
of Cleveland as secretary.
J. Johnson called attention to the neces
sity of organizing a league. He said it was
not proposed to make the league an aggres
"The very fact," said he, "that we are
prepared will make it unnecessary to
right." He said every effort would be
made to keep the membership of the league
on the very highest plane, and that nobody
who was objectionable would be admitted.
The committee reported a charter which
gives the name of the organization as the
American League, and its object to encour
age and protect the many sports and the
business interests connected with them.
The constitution which was adopted pro
vides for a president, secretary and treas
urer and vice-presidents, each State having
a subordinate league and also a board of
control, consisting of the president and
vice-president. The affairs of the league
are to be managed by the board of control.
There is also to be a general assembly to
consist of one delegate from each subordi
nate league. This assembly shall make all
the by-laws, elect the olficers and receive
reports from the treasurer and secretary.
Subordinate leagues must consist of not
less than ten members, the membership
and officers to be reported to the main
league upon its organization. The mem
bership fee is fixed at $1, but the board of
control can in emergencies assess each
member in a sum not to exceed $i in any
The following officers were elected : Pres
ident, Major P. P. Johnson of Lexington,
Ky. ; vice-presidents— W. F. Milliken of
Maine, J. M. Forbes of Massachusetts,
Bon. 'W. C. Clark of New Hampshire,
Judge Leslie W. Russell of New York,
Colonel A. L. Snowden of Pennsylvania,
F. S. Goertan of Illinois, Frank McKeen of
Indiana, Colonel Z. Clay of Kentucky,
Hon. C. L. Benjamin of Michigan, C. R.
Allen of Ohio, Norman J. Coleman of Mis
souri and Colonel A. A. Pope of Connecti
cut. W. H. Gocherof Cleveland was made
A fund was raised to pay all the imme
mediate expenses of the league.
ItACIXO IX TEXXESSEE.
Very Exciting Finishes at the Memphis
and Xashville Tracks.
MEMPHIS, Tex>\, April 9.— Four favor
ites and one second choice finished first
to-day. The feature of the day's racing
was the Tennessee Club handicap, which
was won easily by Ducat. The track was
good. Attendance 3000.
Six furlongs, Chiquita won, Hy Rack
second, Lucille third. Time, 1:18}^.
Four furlongs, Miss Maxim won, Elusive
second, Warren Point third. Time, :51.
Tennessee Club handicap, one mile,
Ducat won, Prince Carl second, Santiago
third. Time, 1:43.
Four furlongs, Lady Inez won, Captive
second, Becky Sharp third. Time, :49J^.
Seven furlongs, Dick Behan won, Bur
rell's Billet second, Advocate third. Time,
NASHVILLE, Term., April 9.-The
track at Cumberland Park was still muddy
and threatening weather caused a decrease
in the attendance. The last race pro
duced the closest finish of the meeting,
Text beating Vida by a nose at the wire.
Five furlongs, Henrietta won, Marion
second, Pine Top third. Time, I:O6*K-
Four furlongs, Merry Nell won, Gaiety
Girl second, Rondi third. Time, :52J^.
Six and a half furlongs, Minnie Ccc won,
Mollie R second, Millard third. Time, 1 :27.
Seven furlongs, Cattaraugus won,
Signora second, One Dime third. Time,
One mile, Text won, Vida second, Abdess
third. Time, 1:50^.
AT THE MAyHATTAN CLUB.
Several Boxing Events for the Amusement
NEW YORK, N. V., April 9.-Before
the new Manhattan Athletic Club, Jim
Butler and Alf Hanlan of England fought
six rounds at 130 pounds. The first round
was decidedly the Englishman's, and But
ler's eye was in mourning at the end of it.
The judges gave their verdict in favor of
Fred Morris, Muldoon's black cyclone of
Washington, D. C, and Charlie Strong
(colored) of Newark, cnampion of New
Jersey, then went on a six-round go at
catch weights. The judges disagreed and
the referee declared that Morris won.
"Shadow" Maber of Australia made his
appearance In a three-round bout with Jim
Handler, of Newark, Bob Fitzsimmons'
protege. This was an interesting bout.
Johnny Dunn announced that Handler at
130 pounds' and Maber at 140 were ready to
box any man in America at their respect
ive weights. The bout was a draw.
The last bout was between Joe Ellings
worth, ex-middle-weight champion, and
Paddy Gorman of Australia. Ellings
worth got the decision.
Grand International Handicap.
NICE, France, April 9. — The grand in
ternational handicap — first prize 3000
francs, second 2000 francs, third 500 francs,
distance 2000 meters— was trotted here to
day. Herr F. Kurh's Ryswood. formerly
one of the Messrs. Fleischmann's string,
was first in 3:00.
The consolation race, for horses less
speedy than those who competed in the
handicap, was also decided to-day. The
first prize was 550 francs, second 375 francs
and third 250 francs. Blue Bell, also the
property of Kurh, won in 4:221-5. The
distance was 2800 meters.
Murphy and Bishop.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 9— To-night's
mail carried to Texas the signed articles of
agreement for a twenty-five round contest
between Billy Murphy and George W.
Bishop before the Houston Athletic Club
on May 23. The principals are to weigh in
at 118 pounds.
Entries for the Y. M. C. A. Road Race
Next Saturday — Fearing More
The San Francisco Young Men's Chris
tian Association Cycling Club will hold its
initial road race next Saturday afternoon
from San Mateo to San Carlos, a distance
of five miles. The entrants and their han
dicaps have just been made public, and
are as follows :
J. E. Edwards, scratch; Otto Levy, 30 sec;
M. J. Lindsay, 30 sec; J. Rims, 30 sec; L. A.
Myers, 30 sec. ; S. J. McKnight, 1 mm.; F.
Hancock, 1 mm.; J. R. Kuy Kendall, li mm.;
G. Edwards, I}^ mm.; A. S. Gardiner, Ij2 mm.;
L. C. Edwards, V'> mm.; J. A. Keller, lVj mm.;
A. Berg, 1% mm.; F. H. Bronson, 1% nfin.; J.
H. Meyers, VK mm.; G. K. Kerrison, \% mm.;
A. (i. Larson, i mm.; J.Walker Ames/^'min.;
E. Schenck, 'iy 2 rain.
A.t the regular meeting of the California
Cycling Club to be held next Saturday
evening at the rooms of the Olympic Club
Wheelmen, an important matter will be
brought up relative to future relay races.
It is proposed to confine the race to class A
riders, thus giving the vast army of this
class a chance and shutting out the class B
men, who are paid to ride by the dealers.
Of course opinions are very much divided
on such a proposition, and a warm debate
The Acme Club Wheelmen of Oakland
will hold a big run next Sunday to Oak
Grove Park in conjunction with their
tramp^rs' annex, and an appetizing lunch
will be sent on ahead for the tourists.
Casey Castlemnn and W. A. Burke will
reside in Oakland during the entire racing
season this year, and will not return to
their Los Angeles homes until the fall.
They will ride in all track and road races
under the colors of the Acme Club.
The California Cycling Club will hold a
series of three one-mile handicap races at
Central Park on every other Sunday, com
mencing the 14th inst. On the alternate
Sundays club runs will be held to points of
interest in adjoining counties.
Entries for the great race meet at San
Jose on April l'J and 20 must be in the
hands of the Garden City Cyclers by next
Saturday evening, April 1?», or they will
not be" received. Intending contestants
sbouldmake a note of this.
Oscar Osen's suspension as published in
the Call yesterday created consternation
among the class B racing element here,
who are fearful lest Chairman Gideon may
have some more names on his list whose
pure amateurism he questions.
FOND OF A PAPER DIET,
Peculiar Appetite Cultivated by a Local
Dressmaker— Kats Her Favorite
Mrs. De Lyons, a dressmaker at 313
Geary street, probably stands alone for the
peculiarity of appetite which she has ac
quired. She must have her daily allow
ance of newspaper to eat or she is made
uncomfortable for the day. She does not
make a set meal of it, but eats and digests
the margin of her newspaper at the same
time she is digesting the news.
As she reads she tears off strips of the
margin and when she has thus operated
near to the printed portion, uses her always
convenient scissors to clip it still closer,
not minding even if she inadvertently cuts
into some of the printed matter, though
having, as she says, no particular desire
She apparently finds something to tickle
her palate in the strange diet, for she
shows a decided preference for the material
of the Examiner.
"I don't know when I began the habit,"
she said in reply to an interviewer's ques
tion, "but I can distinctly remember being
punished for eating the margin of my
schoolbooks when a child."
Mrs. De Lyons is a comely widow and has
a daughter of 20 and a son of 17, who reside
"It has never affected my health in the
least," she continued. "A peculiar feature
of the habit, however, is that I lose all de
sire for indulging in it as soon as I am at
"I have never attempted to break myself
of it, as it affords me pleasure without ex
pense and without any danger to my
health, and it has no objectionable features
as others, such as the habits of emoking
and chewing tobacco."
YESTERDAY'S AUCTION SALE.
Thirty-One LoU Readily Sold by
Easton, Eldridge & Co.
The auction sale of lots adjoining the
panhandle of Golden Gate Park on the
north side, conducted by Easton, Eldridge
and Co. yesterday, was extremely success
ful, not that the properties brought fancy
prices, but were sold at good figures and to
home buyers. Among the principal pur
chasers were: S. J. Thornton, two lots for
$6775; George W. Hendry, four lots for
$10,725; D. McPhie, two lots for $4200;
Rothschild & McHolfie, two lots for $?.,VK);
William E. Murphy, two lots fur $4525; D.
Davis, two lots for $3050; and W. Grun
hagen, two lots for $4495. Other buyers
noted were H. de Deiky, Henry Schmidt,
C. D. Salfield, Mary K. Kocharath, Frank
Roff, I. Zillerback, George Lang, W. A.
Moldenham. W. F. Cline, A. Barnum,
Nellie Williams, D. Davis, S. Otis, J.
Buckley and John Itiley. The thirty-one
lots put up sold readily, bringing in all
Several of the purchasers expressed an
intention of building on the property at
once. The sale, which was pronounced a
success by dealers, indicates that good
residence property is in demand.
• — « — •
The Wasserman-Slogii Case.
The argument of counsel in the motion for a
nonsuit in the Wasserman-Sloss case in Judge
Troutt's court continued yesterday. Attorney
Gftlpln was in possession of the floor nearly all
day, being yet unexhausted when the court
rose. His argument was addressed chiefly to
the essence af the contract alleged to have ex
isted between Sloss and Wasserman, claiming
that its purpose was, on the plalntill's own
showing, opposed to public morals*, and that,
therefore, this suit should be thrown out of
court by the granting of the nonsuit prayed
for. The argument will continue to-day.
The Muriaon Estate.
William A. Murison has petitioned the Pro
bate Court for letters of administration over
the estate of Ellen Francis Murison, valued at
about $15,000. The property consists of jew
elry and a piano valued at $500, a legacy and
bequest from the estate of her mother valued
at $10,000, and real estate valued at $5000.
The heirs are: John McGregor Murison, hus
band; Helen McGregor Murison, Mary Con
stance Murison, daughters; and John Ran
dolph Murison, son of deceased.
The smallest number of telegraphic
messages is sent in Norway, the largest in
ALASKA BOUNDARY LINE.
Another Survey to Be Made to
Determine the Southern
TO START NORTH TO-MORROW.
Six Parties Equipped to Establish
the Line at Portland
As a result of correspondence between
the Canadian Government and that of
this country another effort is to be at once
made to settle definitely the Alaskan
boundary line in the vicinity of Portland
Inlet. Superintendent Durrield of the
United States Coast and Geodetic' Survey
at Washington has wired orders instruct
ing surveyors to proceed northward at
once. Accordingly Professor George
Davidson has been fitting out survey
parties, and they will leave on the coast
survey steamer Patterson to-morrow at 8
The work to be done will not cover the
chief point in dispute in the Alaskan
boundary controversy, which is whether
Forty-mile Creek, a tributary of the Yukon
River and the scene of some rich recent
gold strikes, is Tinder British or American
dominion, but it will fix beyond question
the southern end of the line. To attempt
to decide the point at issue would neces
sitate the running of the hundred and
forty-first meridian all over again. This
meridian is agreed upon as the longitudinal
boundary line from Mount St. Elias north
ward to the Arctic Ocean, and according to
the published maps Forty-mile Creek is
just to the west of it and therefore in
There has been a general disagreement,
however, between the British and Ameri
can Governments over the meandering
boundary line which runs down the coast
from Mount St. Elias to Portland Inlet,
following a parallel which is about ten
marine leagues inland. The British Gov
ernment holds that the "outside shore
line" should be followed, whereas the
American Government has succeeded in
having the boundary line follow at the
distance mentioned, the "inside shore. 1 '
If the "outside shore" contention were
yielded to it would give England the pos
session of much of the coast and also part,
even, of the Alexander archipelago.
Professor Davidson has fitted out two
astronomical and four triangulation parties,
which are to co-operate in the waters of
the archipelago named. The triangulation
will be confined mostly to Portland Inlet
and the approaches thereto from Dixon
Sound — quite a difficult task, by the way,
owing to the fact that the rocky shores
there receive the full force of the ocean
The two astronomical parties will be
stationed respectively at Marys Island
(just north of Dixon Sound), and Seattle,
Wash., E. F. Dickins to have charge of
the former and Fremont Morse that of the
latter. Between these two stations nine
chronometers will be carried at intervals
by passenger steamers for two months to
establish the chronometer longitude of
Marys Island, Seattle being connected
with San Francisco and Greenwich by tel
egraph. The Seattle station will occupy
the grounds of the old University of the
State of Washington. Two of the chiefs of
the triangulation parties will come from
the East, and will probably unite with
their collaborateurs at Seattle. All the
survey equipage, however, is from this
Captain E. K. Moore of the United States
navy is in command of the steamer Pat
terson, and will have charge of the hydro
graphic work in the unsurveyedt region in
Alexander archipelago, extending from
Dixon Sound to tlie head of Lynn canal, in
latitude 59 deg. On his trip north he will
take the outlit of the land parties, and
will carry Assistants Morse and Dickins to
their respective destinations. He will also
take up with him in tow when he leaves
Seattle the survey schooner Earnest,
loaded with coal, and the large steam
launch Fuca, the latter being intended for
use in the Portland canal.
ANNUAL SANITABY CONVENTION.
Subjects of Interest to Be Discussed by
Sanitarians and physicians generally are
looking forward to the third annual sani
tary convention of the State of California,
which will convene next Monday in the
Academy of Science building.
It is believed that this convention will,
in point of apt discussion and able papers
by prominent men, be a more important
meeting than any of the preceding conven
Among the subjects that will be taken
up and discussed are "Street Sanitation,"
by Dr. W. P. McXutt, and "The Hospital
and Home," by Dr. Samuel O. L. Potter.
Dr. S. S. Herrk'k will read a paper on
"Better Instruction in Hysriene in Out
Public Schools," while "Purification of
Drinking Water Chemically and Micro
scopically Considered" will be discussed
by Professors A. A. Cunningham and
Thomas Bowhill. "California and Tuber
culosis" will be discussed by Dr. D. A.
Hodghead, while "The Ideal City as
Viewed From a Sanitary Standpoint will
be Dr. W. T. Bnrress' "subject. Dr. C. V.
Orvis will read a paper on "Tuberculosis
in Animals and Its Communicability to
Man." Dr. William A. Edwards and Dr.
Leland K. Cofer will give the convention
their ideas in a paper entitled "Notes on
the Hygienic Condition of School Build
ings — Some Practical Hints on the Man
agement of School Children." Dr. F. A.
Neif's thesis is on "The Role of the Veteri
narian in Human Prophylactic Medicine,"
while "Dairy and Milk Inspection" will be
Dr. George W. Charles' subject. Dr. W. F.
Southard will read a paper on "The Pre
vention of Infectious Diseases of the Eye,"
and Dr. C. L. Bards will present a paper
on "The Checkrein, Its Uses and Abuses."
There will be many other papers on a
variety of subjects of current interest and
a large attendance is expected. The pub
lic are invited.
BIG EEAL ESTATE DEALS.
Claug Sprockets Secures More Valuable
Property on Market Street.
The sale of the property at the junction
of Market street and Golden Gate avenue
by William B. Bourn and wife to Claus
Spreckels was closed yesterday and the
transfer was made. The property embraces
the gore and the building thereon. The
lot has a frontage of 154 feet 5 inches on
Market street and 152 feet 6 inches on Gold
en Gate avenue. The width of the lot at
the base of the triangle from Golden Gate
avenue to Market street is 99 feet 5 inches.
The amount of the consideration was
large, but the figures have not been given
out for publication.
Easton, Eld ridge & Co. held a very suc
cessful auction sale of lots for residence
purposes yesterday. The property sold was
a group of thirty-one lots in the block
bounded by Ashbury, Fell, Clayton and
Hayes streets. The bidding was spirited
and good prices were realized throughout
the sale. The buyers were home-seekers.
The sale netted $71,480.
The sale of the property, 3-1 Eddy street,
by Baldwin & Hammond to Mrs. Emma
Joseph was confirmed by Judge Slack"yes
terday. The improvements consist of a
four-story frame building which rents for
$275 a month.
Easter Music at St. Peter's.
Preparations have been made for musical
services of a very high order at St. Peter's
Church, Twenty-fourth and Alabama streets,
011 Easter Sunday. Millmd's beautiful mass in
B flat will be rendered in lull. La Hache's
"Veni Creator" and Owen's "Aye Maria" will
be sung as an offertory \,y Miss Kelye Giusti,
Miss Ella Krieg and Mr. Secly. The sopranos
for the occasion will be: Miss Nelye Giusti,
Miss Wi.smer, Miss Jane Macaulev, Miss Maesie
O'Brien and Miss Ella Donlon; altos: Miss Ella
Krieg, Miss Tessie Reilly and Miss Julia Whit
ney; tenors: Messrs. R. V. Curtis and J. C.
Flood; bassos: Messrs. Thomas Macaulev, Seely
and O'Donnell. Miss M. E. Coonan wili be the
DE. PLOUF DEAD,
Affecting Meeting With His Sister— Me-
Gaughey Will Be Charged With
Dr. Plouf, who was recently shot and
mortally wounded on Market street, died
last night. His assailant, McGaughey,
will be charged with murder to-day.
His heart's greatest longing was gratified
yesterday morning at 10:45 o'clock, when
Mrs. Louise Edwards, his sister, arrived.
The meeting between the dying man and
the sorrow-burdened woman is described
as being inexpressibly sad. Dr. Plouf was
gently sleeping when Mrs. Edwards came
into the room, but her presence seemed to
penetrate the very soul of the wounded
and dying sleeper, for with a slight start
his eyes slowly opened and rested upon her.
"Louise," softly exclaimed the dying
man, feebly rising and stretching out his
arms at the same time, "now I can go,"
and he fell back unconscious. Since then
he has been in a perfect stupor and the end
is expected at any moment.
Mrs. Edwards left Boston last Wednes
day night. The long rapid journey, com
bined with the knowledge that death hov
ers near, has completely prostrated her,
and it is feared that serious illness will
Monday another bullet was cut from Dr.
Plouf, making two that have been ex
tracted. The last bullet had passed nearly
through the body and then worked itself
to the surface under the left shoulder. Dr.
McLain made a slight incision and secured
the ball. It did not show the slightest
scratch or indentation, appearing just as
when it came from the mold. A few days
ago Dr. Plouf was informed that he was
dying and likely to go at any moment.
"I am ready to go," he said, "but I will
not die until \ have seen my sister."
HE IS CAUGHT AT LAST.
Bartels Is Finally Brought Up
With a Round Turn at
Capture of the Star of Freedom
by the Mexican Author
The little schooner Star of Freedom,
which was stolen from her moorings on
the mud flats nearly two months ago, has
turned up at La Paz. Bartels, who ran
away with the vessel, has fallen into the
hands of the Mexican authorities and has
about reached the end of his rope. The
robbery was one of the most barefaced acts
of barratry ever known on the bay. The Star
of Freedom is owned by Captain Johnson,
and he left her in charge of a watchman
while he went to sea in another vessel.
Bartels tried to charter the Star of Free
dom, but Johnson, who knew his past
record, would have nothing to do with
When the owner was away Bartels hypno
tized the watchman and the two men sailed
away with the schooner.
As the vessel could not be cleared the
papers of the schooner Nathalie were
stolen. The Mexican authorities, not
liking the appearance of the papers,
decided to detain the vessel untii her cap
tain could give a better account of him
The steamer Willamette Valley reached
La Paz on Monday, and Captain yon
Helms told the story of the theft to the
Custom-house people. Captain Johnson
received a telegram from \on Helms yes
terday, which stated that Bartels had been
arrested, and asking for advice in the mat
" I telegraphed to Captain yon Helms to
prosecute the fellow," said Johnson, yes
terday, "and I will try and have hiraex
tradited. I knew that Bartels would come
to the end of his rope sooner or later, and
I have been looking up the law in the case.
It is a clear case of piracy, and the penalty
for piracy is death. I don't know that I
shall insist upon the extreme penalty, for
hanging is too good for a fellow like that."
RETUENED PKOM THE SOUTH.
Tourist Bein Saw No Signs of Trouble
in Central America.
William Bein, who is connected with the
commission-house of J. O. Meyerink, re
turned from an extended trip through Cen
tral America and Mexico on the steamer
San Juan. Mr. Bein left last January for
the.ostensible purpose of visiting his cof
fee plantation in Guatemala. As a result
of his inspection Mr. Bein reports that
there will be a heavy coffee crop this
After satisfying himself about coffee Mr.
Bein visited other places, and being: an old
member of the German army he with true
martial ardor looked about for the trouble
which it was reported was pending between
Mexico and Guatemala. He reports
though, that he saw no si^ns of trouble in
either country, and says it was more news
paper talk than anything else.
Mississippi is making progress in the
matter of public education. Within ten
years the expenditure for common schools
has risen from $800,000 to $1,200,000. There
are four times as many colored pupils in
the schools and three times as many white
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