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LATEST OAKLAND NEWS
The Wheelmen Turn Out in
Great Numbers for the
ARREST OF CAPTAIN HUNT.
He Desired to Speak on Topics of
the Day Without a
Captain F. W. Hunt, who is a veteran of
the war and a bit of a politician and phil
osopher, spent last night in jail because of
• sire to show that the ordinance
against street meetings was not intended
as religious persecution.
The captain, who mends watches,
electrical machinery or anything else that
comes his way in his little Eighth-street
shop, had heard remarks to the effect that
the arrest of the Salvation Army and
"Cowboy" Rice and his wife was intended
to suppress open air religion, and said
that he would prove that any one could
get arrested under the ordinance. So last
evening he announced from the curb at
the corner of Tenth and Broadway that he
■would speak on the topics of the day.
He had scarcely begun when a stalwart
minion of the law demanded his permit to
speak to a crowd on the public thorough
fares, and none being forthcoming took
the veteran into custody and locked him
up at the City Prison. He was released
later and now speaks of fighting the ordi- ;
nance in case the Salvation Army war- ;
riors, who were recently arrested, succeed
in getting their cases dismissed.
. . The Bicycle Parade.
Thousands of people lined the sidewalks
of Broadway and other main thorough
fares along which the bicycle parade passed
last evening and the object of exhibition,
which was to call attention to the Fabiola
Mayday fete, at the Oakland racetrack to
day\-was fully accomplished.
Hundreds of gavly -bedecked wheels were
in line and passed silently down the center
of the street amid the admiring exclama
tions of the spectators as a particularly
handsome decoration came in sight.
The parade was led by a band in a carry
all, after which came the Olympic Club
Wheelmen of San Francisco clad in white
sweaters and dark suits, their wheels
decorated with lanterns swung from the
Following them came the Reliance
Wheelmen in their natty uniforms, their
wheels illuminated fore and aft with
The Acme Wheelmen, who came next,
wore white sweaters and a profusion of
lanterns and flowers, which the small
boys, who scarcely gave them room to
move, took great delight in extinguishing
by striking them with sticks.
Two riders on the old-fashioned ordin
aries created much amusement as they
threaded their way through the crowd,
their gaudy lanterns towering aloft.
The California Cycling Club followed,
with the club emblem blazoned on their
white caps. They also carried a liberal
supply of lanterns and flowers. They were
more numberous than the members of
other clubs. Unattached riders to the
number of several hundred brought up the
As the procession passed the headquart
ers of the . Fabiola Association, at 906
Broadway, a large quantity of fireworks
were sent up, which illuminated the streets
for blocks around.
Owing to the crowd winch pressed close
up to the procession the line became much
aed before many blocks had been
traversed, but the cyclists took their fre
quent dismounts to avoid collisions with
pedestrians cheerfully, and no accidents
marred the occasion.
The Fete To-Day.
All society will compete at the trotting
park during the afternoon, for the enter
tainment nas been arranged by the
acknowledged leaders of the Athenian
swell fet, and there are many features that
will appeal to merry-makers generally.
From early this morning until aDout 6:30
o'clock there is to be one constant round of
fun, especially so during the afternoon,
when all the principal sections of the pro
gramme -will be carried out.
Up to noon the entertainment will be
. > mainly for children. There will be greased
poles and horizontal bars, a Punch and
' udy. a merry-go-round and several other
imilar features. Children will be admitted
up to 10:30 o'clock.
At 12 o'clock the entertainment proper
will commence, for at that hour Grand
Marshal Thomas and his seventy-rive mar
hals will form the parade decorated car
iages. which will move off at 1 sharp.
It is anticipated that the parade will
consume about an hour, for it will encircle
he track twice, and as it passes the grand
stand for the last time the battle of flowers
will take place. The horse-racing comes
The bicyclists will then take possession
of the track, and the meet should be one of
he most important ever held in the State,
or the following clubs will participate:
Acme Wheelmen, Bay City Wheelmen,
College City Athletic Club, California Cy
ling Club, Garden City Cyclers, Imperial
Cycling Club, Olympic Club Wheelmen,
Press Cycling Club, Reliance Club Wheel
men, San Jose Road Club, Young Bfen'fl
Christian Association and the unattached.
The races will be as follows:
Mile handicap, class A: one-mile scratch,
class B; two-mile handicap, class A; two-mile
handicap, class B; one-mile tandem, class A.
The one-mile scratch race will be the crack
event of the tournament, for the starters are
nearly all celebrities in the wheel world. They
are Osen, Castleman, Burke, Xlssen, Foster
Jones, Bald, Harvey, Hall, Wells, Terrill, J. c.
Smith and H. C. Smith.
The officers of the day will be as follows:
For the horse mret— Judges, W. \V. Foote, W.
E. Hackett, Dr. Hiram Latham; timer, P. K.
Dalton; starter, W. Spence: clerk, C. H. Abbott.
For the bicycle mcct — Director, G. F.
referee, S. I'lumraer; judges— L. A. I'c-ckham,
J. J. Haniflii, F. H. Kerrigan, L. C. Hunter,
H. L. Gilbert, 11. F. Wynne; timers— L. \V.
Hardee, G. H. Strong, G. P. Wetmore, C. N.
Ravlln, E. S. Gilbert; scorers— J. G. North, Ed
Griffiths, D. C. Vau Court, M. R. Gibson;
Clerks— J. Connor. J. W. Finegan, E. B. Jerome,
C. K. Brown ; umpires— J. Stanley, S. Swain, J.
A. Young, Charles Larkey; announcer, Wilbur
A New Assignee.
After spending many months in trying
to settle the affairs of the defunct Life and
Annuity Association and considerable
more time in attempting to get out of his
job Assignee Charles E. Lloyd was per
mitted to resign yesterday arid Assistant
District Attorney Lin Church was ap
pointed in his stead.
The main bone of contention in the set
tlement of t lie affairs of the association is
the guarantee of $5000 which was deposited
with the State Treasurer at the time the
company incorporated. Mr. Church de
clares that in case he succeeds in convinc
ing the Treasurer that the money should
-. be given up he will see that all to whom
the association was indebted get their
"snare. His bonds were fixed at $5000.
James Barrack* Arrested.
As a result of the action of the Board of
• Supervisors in granting James Barracks a
permit to pell liquors at a roadside inn
near Fitch burp, Barracks and his wife
were arrested on Monday evening and
charged with keeping a minor in a dis
The residents of the district protested
against the granting of the license and
have determined to drive Barracks from
the place by any possible means they can
devise. They say that a 13-year-old gin
whom the Barracks claim to have'adopted
is kept in the house and that the' place is
The regular weekly meeting of the Board
of Town Trustees was held on Monday
evening. At the request of the Street
Committee, they were granted furthertime
on the matter of opening Prospect street,
| West Berkeley. The protest against the
! sidewalking of the north side of Handy
street from the- eastern limits of the town
to Adeline street was overruled, after much
discussion. Through a petition of twelve
property^owners on Alcatraz avenue, the
proceedings for grading and macadamiz
ing that street were rescinded.
The License Committee reported in fa
vor of granting permits to secure liquor
licenses to H. Ostrrman, Nammany &
Tinn, J. A. Munson, Herman Peters, John
Wieman, Mark Gimbcl, A. Blomberg,
John Hirschfeld, Frank O'Brien, Charles
Petersen, J. J. Higgins, D. Ihiggan and
Elie Geutterie. The report of the commit
tee was adopted and the permits granted. •
The officers to serve at the election on
May 13 were chosen, consisting of eight
men for each of the seven wards.
T^g Populist M;i«".-Mi-«'iiiip.'
The Populists are arranging for a mass
meeting of the voters of the Fourth Ward,
to take place in the Ashby-avenue Hall,
on Friday evening, May 10. The meeting
will be addressed by Ben Morgan, the Peo
ple's party candidate for Trustee from the
Fourth Ward. It is expected that Mayor
Davie and Judge Gibson of Oakland will
be present and give short addresses.
The senior class committee, in charge of
the commencement festivities, has decided
upon an order of exercises for the day.
Saturday, May 11. has been chosen as
class day." There will be an ivy-planting
and band concert in the morning and a
Grecian spectacular performance in the
afternoon under the oaks on the campus.
. Farewell Ileceptlon,
The students of the University will ten
der the athletic team which leaves for the
East to-morrow a farewell reception this
afternoon and evening in Stiles Hall.
Kefreshments have been donated by a
local firm, and the proceeds are to go
toward paying the expenses of the team.
Beduced Liquor License.
Yesterday the new liquor license law in
Berkeley went into effect, reducing the
revenue from $200 to $ 100 annually.
Mrs. Mamie Brown, the young widow of
C. W. Brown, who was connected with the
American Sugar Eetinery, has been com
mitted to the Stockton asylum on the testi
mony of her father, William J. Elder, and
Captain H. S Lubbock. The case is a sad
one, and is not without its pathetic side.
The fact of her commitment, which was
made necessary by the failure of her
faculties during the past two months, will
be a great shock to her many friends and
acquaintances in this city. She was edu
cated in the public schools of Alameda,
and was married ten years ago. Her be
reavement at the loss of her husband was
taken sorely to heart. He died on August
16, 1891, while on a visit to his brother's
ranch near Guerneville. He was in ill
health, and had gone there to recuperate,
bat died very suddenly. The widow
brooded over her misfortune until her
mind became affected. She imagines that
she is dead, and at other times wants to
kill herself. Mrs. Brown is 30 years of age
and was, before her trouble, a very beauti
City Hall Cornerstone.
The cornerstone of the new City Hall
will be laid on May 16 at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon. Arrangements have been made
with Architect Percy to have everything in
readiness, and City Clerk Ben Lamborn
has been instructed by the City Trustees to
invite all the civic societies of Alameda to
participate in the ceremonies. The pupils
of the public schools will have a vacation
on that day, and all of the business houses
of Alameda will close in the afternoon.
The ceremonies will be conducted by the
Grand Lodge of Masons.
The Appointments Made.
The City Trustees paid no attention to
the opinion of City Attorney Tayior, and
appointed a new Library Board. Three
new members were appointed, and John
G. Brick and John Lutgen of the old board
will hold a meeting on Friday night, when
the action of the City Trustees in appoint
ing a new board will be considered.
The hearing of the contest over the elec
tion of Chief Engineer of the Fire Depart
ment will be resumed before the City
Trustees this evening. About forty wit
nesses will have been examined before the
case is disposed of by the Trustees.
The salary li>t for the month of April,
amounting to $4021, was allowed by the
City Trustees Monday evening. The in
creased pay for the drivers of the Fire De
partment will begin May 1.
The sixth semi-annual convention of the
Alameda Christian Endeavor Union will
be held in the Presbyterian Church to
morrow evening, commencing at 7:45
TROUBLE AMONG AGENTS
The Cutting of Passenger-
Ticket Rates Causes a
Southern Pacific Ticket Cases Re
moved From the Local
The railway ticket agents met again yes
terday in the Palace Hotel and got a little
further along with the foundation of a
local association which is intended to put
a stop beyond all doubt to cutting of rates
of passenger tickets across the continent.
The committee appointed at Monday's
meeting to draft an agreement for all local
agents to sign presented its report with a
draft of an agreement. Some changes were
deemed advisable, and when they were
made the agents present stated their in
tention of signing the rontmct just as soon
as the document is drafted in its complete
Three agents were not present, nor were
they represented. Agents Hitchcock of
the Union Pacific, Snedecker of the Denver
and Rio Grande Western and Stern of the
Canadian Pacific declined to participate.
Hitchcock said he had all he could do to
attend to his own business without taking
part in such proceedings. He did not
think that any defection from the ranks
would cause a rate war, as there would be
a tacit understanding that rates shall be
"But it would be a great thing for Cali
fornia," he added, "if there were a rate
war. It would bring a great many people
to this State from the East, and that is
what California is clamoring for just now
—immigration of a good class of settlers."
Agent Stern of the Canadian Pacific
Railway explained that he was too busy to
attend the meetine, and he did not regard
it as a fair proposition to be asked to join
while two important companies remain
The Rio Grande agent has a grievance
against the Southern Pacific in altogether
another direction, and for that reason de
clined to attend. The whole trouble was
brought about by Clinton Jones of the
Rock Island and W. D. San born of the
Burlington route claiming that they should
be either given "cases" of Soutnern Pacific
tickets or the cases should be taken from
the Rio Grande office. The Southern Pa
cific Company took the latter course, and
also removed their cases from the other of
fices, excepting the Santa Fe.
Telegrams were sent to the head offices
of the recalcitrant companies, and it is
hoped by the majority that all will be in
the combination in a few days and rate
cutting through brokers will then cease.
England imports $5,000,000 worth of
potatoes every year.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1895.
LOYAL LEGION CONTEST
Colonel Warfield and Major
Hooper in the Field as
ARMY OFFICERS TAKE A HAND.
The Regular Ticket Opposed— The
Palace Hotel to Be the Bat
Gentle peace has long held sway in the
Camp of the Loyal Legion, commandery of
California. Mr. Smedberg, who has been
the recording angel of the bond, since the
legion was born, has never had anything
more exciting to note than the number of
gallant companions who sat down at the
banquet board at 9 p. m. and the number
that arose with the first flush of early
dawn. True, his historical record attests
in the highest degree the staying quality
of the California companion whether he
feasts in Los Angeles or banquets in San
Francisco. With automatic regularity the
ticket proposed by the regular committeee
has always received the registered sanc
tion of the order, but now a change comes.
Peace departs and contention appears, and
here is an account of the transformation:
The regular nominating committee, con
sisting of Past Commanders W. H.
Dimond, T. H. Goodman, A. G. Hawes,
W. 0. Gould, S. W. Backus and C. Mason
Kinne, recently met and nominated First
Lieutenant Richard Henry Warfield United
States Volunteers, for commander. The
work of the committee did not give uni
versal satisfaction by any means, and
hence the opposition placed in the field
commander. Brevet Major Willard B.
Hooper, United States Volunteers. Circu
lar Ko. 7, from the headquarters of the
commandry, announced the following as
sustaining the candidacy of Major
William M. Graham, George H. Hendell,
L. 8. Babbitt, Evan Miles, Thomas Mc-
Gregor, W. R. Parnell, William Hawley,
C. A. Sumner, John Lynch, S. Hoffman,
R. Z. Johnson. G. H. Powers, C. G. Strong,
L. Kempff, F. B. Upham, W. F. McNutt,
COLONEL WAEFIEIjD. MAJOR HOOPER.
P. W. Ames, George C. Perkins, Willie m
Alvord, £. Woodworth, M. Judah, Wil
liam Norris, and many others.
The rival candidates are hotel-keepers.
The regular nominee commands at the
massive caravansery on Bush street — the
California Hotel— and Major Hooper di
rects the destinies of the tar-famed Occi
dental Hotel, on Montgomery street. The
legion knows of joy in both the establish
ments; so, no matter how warm the fight
may be waged, none will invoke a plague
on both the houses. But for obvious pur
poses of strict neutrality the annual meet
ing and election will take place according
to the order at the Maple room' of the
Palace Hotel, May 15, at 8 p. M.
There surely will be a great rally of the
legion. Voters will come from Sacra
mento, Oakland, San Jose, Los Angeles
and >,&n Diego, for the choice of compan
ions must be registered at the annual
meeting. There can be no voting by proxy.
While veterans of the Union army who
did not hold rank as commissioned offi
cers arc not eligible to membership in the
Loyal Legion, all honorably discharged
soldiers are entitled to belong to the Grand
Army of tho Republic. Both Warfield and
Hooper are members of the organization;
and the former is past department com
mander and past senior vice-national com
mander, with a steady eye on the position
of coinniander-in-chief of the Grand Army.
Muny a time it has been said at national
encampment* by the great delegations
from New York and Pennsylvania that
California could get the highest honor that
the order ran bestow if Pacific Coast
comrades could unite on one man. When
Colonel Smedberg'y star seemed to be in
the ascendant the Warrield inlluence was
withheld. When Colonel Warrield seemed
to be ready to grasp the prize the Bmed
berg following declined to assist him. It
is in the natural order of things that the
contest in the Loyal Legion will extend to
the Grand Army. The United States army
officer* are also taking a deep interest in
the forthcoming election. They had hoped
that Colonel Shafter of the First United
States Infantry, the present senior vice
commander, would have received the
honor of a nomination to compensate in
some measure for his turning down as an
aspirant for brigadier-general in the regu
lar array, but, they wore disappointed.
The names of prominent United States
army officers on Major Hooper's call attest
the fact that he will get strong support
from that quarter. The election promises
to be the most interesting ever held in the
patriotic circles of California. The contest
will warm up from this time until the
eventful evening of May 15.
WARD OF THE MASONS.
An Initiation That Interests
Members of the Craft
i n Two States.
Walter Cady Wilcox, Who Owes
Much to the Order, the
The 11th of May will be, in one respect,
a red-letter day in the history of Free
masonry in two States — Louisiana and
California— for on that day the fulfillment
of a promise made in the former State
during the yellow fever epidemic of 1878
will be accomplished.
Sixteen and a half years ago a bright boy
4% years old started from New Orleans,
via New York by rail, consigned to the
grand master of Freemasons in California,
and confided to the care of members of the
craft on the way. The ]uvenile traveler
was Walter Gary Wilcox. Both of his
parents had fallen victims to the plague.
The little orphan had also been stricken,
but had survived the attack. His only
living relative was a grandmother, Mrs.
Cary, then living in Oakland. The elder
Wilcox was a Freemason, and his
Southern brethren had pledged them
selves to see that his son should reach his
grandmother in California. The boy was
started on his travel to this State with a
card hanging to his neck, giving his name
and destination, and commending him to
the care of the fraternity generally. He
was never out of the custody of one until
he reached his destination.
N. Greene Curtis of Sacramento was at
the time grand master of the Grand Lodge
of California of Free and Accepted Masons,
and w r hen young Wilcox reached Sacra
mento, the grand master took him in
He was subsequently delivered to the
care of his grandmother in Oakland, but
not, however, until the Grand Lodge of
Masons had formally adopted him, as it
were, as its ward.
Mrs. Cary died about five years ago, but
N. W. Spaulding, then the grand treasurer
Walter Cady Wilcox.
of the Masonic Grand Lodge of the State,
was appointed Wilcox's guardian and the
youth has resided with the Snauldings
ever since at Highland Park, East Oak
land, becoming in the meantime a mem
ber of the family in everything but name.
Mrs. Spaulding speaks of him affection
ately as "my boy. ' The elder Spaulding
treats him "as his son and the younger
Spauldings regard him as a brother.
Last January Walter Cary Wilcox be
came of age and declared his desire to join
the Masonic fraternity. He has since been
initiated as an entered apprentice and has
passed to the decree of fellowcraft in Oak
land Lodge No. 188, F. and A. M., of which
organization his guardian was the founder
and for six or seven years worshipful
On the 11th of May Wilcox will be raised
to the degree of a Master Mason, which
has been the dream and ambition of his
life since he has been able to think for
Although no official steps have been
taken for anything more than the custom
ary formalities attending the ceremonies
of the Muster Mason's degree, so much in
terest has been manifested in young Wil
cox's antecedents and romantic careers
and his relations with the Masonic Grand
Lodge of the State have been so close for
nearly seventeen years past, that many of
the leading Freemasons of the State are
likely to assemble in the Masonic Temple
at Oakland on the night of the 11th of
May, to witness the admission of the
Grand Lodge's ward into full fellowship in
the fraternity. Past Grand Master N.
Greene Curtis has signified his determin
ation to make a special trip from Sacra
mento for the occasion. The grand master
and other grand officers and a large dele
gation of distinguished members of the
Grand Lodge will also be, informally, in
attendance, for the event is regarded as
one of the most interesting in the history
of Freemasonry in California.
A FIGHT IN THE CAMP.
Weigher Rhodes and His As
sistants Are at Logger
Collector Wise Has Ordered an
Investigation in Conse
There is trouble again in the Custom
house. This time it is in the weigher's
department. Arthur P. Rhodes, the chief
weigher, -and his deputies are at outs, and
in consequence Collector Wiae will start
an investigation to-day. As a result of
the trouble R. H. Gans, assistant weigher,
has been suspended, and a revolution in
the administration of that department is
Gans and Rhodes are both Democrats,
but, strange to say, they have been at log
gerheads ever since they were appointed.
Gans, being a subordinate, has not been
much in evidence, but Rhodes, in spite of
his lack of training, has made an excellent
officer. Still, he has been charged with
being autocratic, and the present trouble
has resulted. *
When spoken to about the trouble Col
lector Wise said : "There is nothing politi
cal and nothing in the shape of a scandal
in this matter. That there is trouble in the
weigher's department and^ that Mr. Gans
has been dismissed I won't deny; but as
to scandal in any shape or form there is
none. I will hold an investigation some
time to-day, but it will be more as a matter
of form than anything else, as I think it is
just a kick against established authority."
Mr. Gans is supposed to live at 2705
Laguna street, but within the last few days
he has moved to 808 Green street. Yester
day he went to his brother's home In Oak
land, and in consequence could not be seen
last night. His friends state, however,
that he has an excellent case against
Weigher Rhodes for a breach of the civil
service rules, and they assert that an in
vestigation will result in his reinstatement.
The sea galley in tropical seas is very
dangerous to bathers. One of these creat
ures fastened to the body causes a pain so
intense that swimmers have been known
to faint ere they could reach the shore.
The pain has been compared to that of a
very acute attack of inflammatory
THE FARMING COLUMN
A Prosperous Outlook for
the State at Large This
IN ORCHARD AND VINEYARD.
Some Interesting Reports on Vari
ous Subjects Connected With
A correspondent of the Los Angeles Rec
ord suggests that a supply of water might
be cheaply obtained at many points along
the coast from the ocean. There are few
points, indeed, where fresh water cannot
be as cheaply obtained, and the use of salt
water would eventually kill nearly every
species of plant to which it was applied.
Several hundred goats were used recently
on the Rio Santa Fe to puddle dirt on an
irrigation dam. This reminds of the fact
that a band of several thousand sheep were
used for several years on Union Island, on
the San Joaquin River, to tramp in wheat.
The wheat was sowed on plowed ground,
and the band of sheep was then driven
back and forth across the fieJd to trample
the soil. The sheep served the purpose of
a harrow, and, the owners claimed, very
Telephones ma5 r now be had sufficiently
cheap to warrant farmers in clubbing to
gether and erecting private lines from
towns and cities throughout the country.
A telephone saves many trips to town, and
horseflesh, the wear and tear on wagons,
as well as time, represent money. Even a
strand of barbed wire fencing, if properly
insulated, may be made to answer as the
main line. As a rule it does not pay to
invest in any of the acoustic telephones.
Nothing short of an electric telephone is
satisfactory, and that is not always so.
The Riverside Fruit Exchange has been
making experiments with fruit en route
East in order to learn the effect of ventila
tion. Ventilatiors in some of the refrigerator
cars were left open in the daytime and
closed at night, while in the other cars the
ventilators were left open at night and
closed in the daytime. In other cases the
ventilators were allowed to remain open
continuously. The result showed that in
refrigerators in which the ventilators were
kept open in daytime and closed at nignt
the fruit was best preserved. The varia
tion in temperature was irom 10 to 18 de
"While millions of dollars' worth of fruit,
jellies, jams and marmalades are shipped
to the United States from England and
Germany, there ought to be money in
placing the best California fruit upon the
market in the best manner. The Weisba
den fruit, which is put up in the most
attractive way, seems small and insignifi
cant when compared with California goods.
The Gordon & Dilworth goods are also well
packed, but that fruit can be put up in
England, shipped to California, paying the
duty, and then sold in competition with
the local product, is an anomalous condi
tion. There can be no question about the
quality of our fruit. The solution is largely
in the style of packing used in England
and the lack of method m the marketing of
the California product.
The San Bernardino Electric Light and
Power Company has extended its lines into
the country several miles northeast of the
city, and will rent power to farmers with
which to pump water for irrigation. A
portable pump will be used. This suggests
the question as to whether power could be
transferred electrically a distance of say
twenty miles and then used for pumping
water* from shallow wells more economi
cally than water could be taken that dis
tance in canals, providing water power
could be had for operating the electric
plant. There are a great many places in
California where water power may be util
ized by being transferred electrically to
sections where it could be made available
to pump water with. Often there is plenty
of water running to waste on one side of a
mountain range and none on the other.
The benefits of one locality will eventually
be transferred to other sections where they
are lacking by the use of electricity.
The agricultural and horticultural re
sources of California have been but par
tially developed, and there are vast areas
of land now unutilized that might be made
to produce valuable crops. The list of
products now grown is an extended one,
but may be largely added to. No one is war
ranted in Bupj>osing, however, that evprv
thing may be grown everywhere in Cali
fornia. There are tropical plants which
demand conditions that cannot be met.
The question is frequently asked, "Why
do not some of our farmers" try to raise tea,
and why can't we raise coffee, pineapples
Experiments have been made along these
lines, and some of them needles-sly, lea will
grow all right, in various portions of the
State, but it cannot be economically har
vested. Pineapples may be grown if af
forded protection from the frost, but their
culture is neither profitable nor satisfac
tory. Bananas will grow and bear if given
moisture and protection from the wind and
frost. Coffee will not thrive if grown where
the temperature falls below forty degrees,
and will thrive better if it never falls below
fifty. There is no locality in California
which offers such conditions, unless it be
portions of Deatn Valley, and other neces
sary conditions, such as a humid atmos
phere and moist soil, are lacking even there.
The adaptability of our soil for the
growth of the opium poppy is indicated
by the fact that several varieties of the
poppy are indigenous to the State, and
that all varieties so far tried have devel
oped remarkabe thrift and size. There is
in tact no question concerning the mere
growth of the plant. The gathering of the
gum, however, can only be properly done
by expert labor, which would tend to
make the business unprofitable here, as
labor is bo cheap in the Orient that opium
may be produced there and shipped to
California more cheaply than it could be
produced here. These difficulties may in
time be overcome.
To plant poppies the soil should be very
finely pulverized on the surface and the
seeds sown in shallow drills, or rather
mere marks. The seeds are very minute,
and should be mixed in fifty parts of dry
sand, then sand and seed sprinkled thinly
on the surface and covered simply by pass
ing a light roller over them. These drills
may be two feet apart, and when the plants
appear they are thinned out so they will
be from six to eight inches apart.
When the seed pods are properly ma
tured the milky juice is obtained by making
incisions in the pods with small lancets.
This requires great care, as the incision
must not be made through the entire sub
stance of the pod, the surface only being
scarified. The cutting is done in the after
noon, and the opium is allowed to exude
and remain on the pod till next morning,
when it is scraped off. drop by drop, and
thus collected in a small cup. It is thus
seen that the process is slow and tedious.
The work necessary in order to prepare the
article for commence is also tedious. The
import duty, however, is very high and
poppies may yet be grown here in com
The camphor tree will grow well in Cali
fornia, as it is a native of Japan and
grows under climatic conditions similar to
those which prevail here. The camphor is
obtained by chopping the wood or roots
into small" pieces and boiling them with
water in an iron vessel till the cpmphor
begins to adhere to the stirring utensil.
The liquor is then strained and the cam
phor concretes on standing. It is after
ward mixed with powdered earth and sub
limed from one vessel into another. In
Japan the chips are boiled in a vessel to
which an earthen head containing straw
has been fitted, and the camphor sublimes
and condenses on the straw. Crude cam
phor very much resembles moist sugar
before it is cleaned.
W. C. Ball and James Brunsdon of Bear
Valley are not discouraged with prune cult
ure. Year before last theirtreesyielded them
$1 15 each, and last season, although very
dry, the trees brought them about 53 cents
each, the two years averaging them about
$84 per acre. — Escondido Advocate.
John Coffey has a process for preventing
fruit trees from being burned by the sun
and also preventing them from being eaten
by the rabbits. His process is the n?e of
coal tar, which he spreads over the trunk
of the tree. He says he first made use of
this process two years ago and the test was
wonderfully beneficial to the trees. — Red
Bluff People's Cause.
Last year J. A. McCune planted 2000
eucalyptus trees on some land in Green
Valley and they have made such fine
growth that he was encouraged to put out
6000 more this spring. He proposes to
have a w ood ranch as well as a fruit farm.
The eucalyptus is a rapid grower and when
seasoned makes a hot tire. — Salinas Index.
In last week's issue notice was made of
the blooming of a two-year-old orchard
near town. Dr. C. S. Dickson claims a
more precocious orchard than that, and
slates that he has trees, planted last spring,
that are blossoming vigorously now. — Win
J. L. C. Sherwin of Bound Valley, Inyo
County, has an orchard situated at an ele
vation of 7400 feet, which he thinks is prob
ably the highest orchard in the United
States. He raises apples, grapes and mel
ons, and receives good prices for his prod
W. H. Mills of the Southern Pacific haa
organized a company to take the initiative
in planting canaigre root, to demonstrate
its value for tanning purposes. The first
experiments will be made in Merced
Agricultural implements are in Califor
nia often allowed to stand in the sun all
summer and in the rain all winter. Even
when placed in sheds they are usually in
adequately protected, being left where the
wood is dried out by desiccating draughts,
or swelled by rain from leaky roofs. Fine
carriages are often much injured by
chickens roosting on the seats. All car
riages should be protected by heavy duck
ing and implements of all kinds should be
painted and kept from dust, dampness and
Young horses should not be shod too
heavily and the shoe should be left wide
open. The owner should see that the horse
does not stand in rotten or wet litter, which
frequently causes thrush. This disease
will so cripple a horse that he can neither
gallop nor trot. The most effectual remedy
for it is a daily washing of carbolic acid
lotion, keeping the affected feet well
packed with tow and pine tar between the
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EDWARD S. SPEAR & CO.,
Auctioneers. 31 and 33 Suiter Street,
Wednesday May 1, 1895,
At 10 a. ii., at our salesroom,
NOS. 31-33 SUTTER STREET,
....WE Will. SKLL
The Fine Parlor and Bedroom Furni-
ture, Lace Curtains, French-plate
Mantel >lirror», Rich Upholstery,
Body and Tapestry Brussels Carpets,
Bedding, Fine Hair Mattresses and
Mission Blankets of 6O Elegantly
Furnished Room*, removed to our store
for convenience ot sale.
Note. — The above sale compr;*"s very desirable
goods and are worthy the attention of h:i vr-rs.
EDWAKD S. bPEAK & CO., .\ loneer*
' ; 31 and 33 Suiter s.r?et.
Without Limit or Reserve..
By Order of Court for the purpose of
winding up the affairs of the San
Francisco and Point Lobos Road Com-
pany, a dissolved corporation.
LLOYD TEVIS, )
J. B. HAGGIN, > Trustees.
MONDAY MAY 6, 1895,
At the salesroom of G.H. UMBSEN & CO.,
14 MONTGOMERY STREET,
At 12 o'clock noon.
Bounded by Point Lobos, Clement, Twenty-
seventh and Twenty-eighth Avenues.
Block 208, outside lands, consisting of 50 lotij
sizes 25x100 and 25x120: corners 32:6x100.
Twenty-seventh and Point Lobos Avenues
and Clement Street.
Portion of block 207, outside lands, consisting Of
25 lots, various sizes.
Twenty-seventh and Clement Street.
Portion of block 155, outside lands, consisting of
30 lots, various sizes. '-".'-<
Twenty-seventh and Clement Street.
Portion of block 156, outside lands, consisting of
8 lots, various sizes.
Thirtieth Avenne and & Street.
Portion of block 255, outside lands, consisting of
9 lots, various sizes.
Thirtieth Avenue and A Street.
Portion of block 312, outside lands, consisting of
2 lots, various sizes. ,
A Street, Thirtieth and ThMy-flrst Avenues.
Portion of block 264, outaide lands, consisting of
10 lots, various sizes. _',"<>'.<
A Street and Thirty-first Avenne.
Portion oi block 253, outside lauds, consisting of
13 lots, various sizes. j>;;y j
A Street and Thirty-first Avenue.
Portion of block 814, outoide lands, consisting ot
4 lots, various sizes.
Tlie California Title Insurance and
Trust Company will issue policies on
payment of $5 per lot.
* TERMS CASH.
GUSTAVE H. UMBSEN,