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THE BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
That Good Looking Youngster
Leon L Downed His Field
MORVEN WAS A GOOD THING.
The Redhot Favorite Rear Guard
Beaten Out by Miss
Leon L, the two-year-old brother to P&nway,
was jilaycd to win the opening event.
Miko Hennessy put up an excellent ride on
the 25t0 1 shot, Del Norte. Mike is very far
from being n "has been."
Kd Purser, made two plays that did not pan
out veTy remuneratively. He backed Rico for
the place and had a good-s'.zed bet on Mantell
Judging by Rico's performance yesterday the
Shannon gelding is sadly out of form. He was
heavily backed for the place, but ran last all
the way. ■. ' ■
Just after Starter Merrell dropped his flag on
the fourth race Hinrichs on Red Glen pulled
his mount up, lot-ing several lengths. It did
not escape the judges, and he was fined $50
for his carelessness.
Bookmaker Hay-den, who has been taking a
hack at the horses from the talent's standpoint
the last week, made his presence visibly felt
yesterday. He put a good-sized crimp in the
ring by the victories of Leon L, Morven and
Wiss Buckley. Mr. JHayden is very liberal in
his ideas and deserves success.
If all that Is said about Bill Murray's horses
is true the portly capital city horseman is
certainly experiencing «n awful run of ill luck.
Looking a picture of despair after the Red Glen
race, Murray did not feet so hard toward the
"St. Louis Garrison" as he was bitter against
Flynn for. his ride on Man tell. He accused the
latter of letting go of the horse's head. Well,
that's a good fault, and it's to be regretted tbat
more of the boys haven't the same habit.
Horses might run to form better if they were
While Ed Corrigan's enemies are heaping
hot coals upon his head in Chicago and the
authorities are endeavoring to make matters
interesting for him, the Maister of Hawthorne
Is not without friends in California. During a
conversation in the paddock the other aay, re
lating to the vicissitudes through which racing
is parsing in the East, a well-known California
owner of ■ a large string said that he would
rather race at Hawthorne track under Corri
gan'.« management than at any other track in
the United States, and further, that he would
be willing to have Corrigan do the handicap
ping and to put the Western turfman's jockey
up on his horse.
The attendance at the track yesterday
•was _ an. improvement on that of the day
preceding, and the racing was also much
better. Three favorites, one backed "good
■ thing" and an outsider finishing in front
furnished ample opportunity for a consid
erable shifting : around of the "requisite.
The usual number of kicks were registered
by the talent and duly recorded, but they
will probably not receive attention for
some time, as the clerks in that depart
ment are already greatly overworked on a
largfe number of previous date. .
Leon L, who has been "sprung" before,
was tried again in the opening race, a half
mile dash for maiden youngters, and was
found to be all right. He was backed
from 11 to 5 to 7 to 5, and getting away
third, won all the way. Irene E again
finished second and Spry Lark a fair third.
Opening at 9 to 10 Arnette was speedily
hammered down to 3 to 5 in the second
event, a mile selling affair, and she won as
she pleased, galloping the mile in 1:41%.
Del None, at 25 to 1, finished second and
HyDy third.* : ,
As soon as the odds were posted on the
third race, a rive and a half furlong sprint,
it soon developed that Morven was the
correct thing, and his price came down
. from 12 to 6 to' 1. Opening at threes, Man
tell closed favorite at 11 to 5 with Flynn
up. Empress of Norfolk and Sir Richard
remained about stationary 'in the betting,
the others all going back— back.
' The outcome . was never in doubt, for
Morven got away in front and staid there,
winning easily from Sir Richard, who
beat the Em press of .Norfolk a length for
:\ There was a feverish feeling about the
ring during the betting on the fourth race,
a six and a half furlong run. - Nearly every
every one seemed to think the even-money
1 favorite, Rear Guard, was going to ;be
downed, but could not settle on the one
that was going to accomplish the trick.
Red Glenn , was a decided second choice
•with 2% to 1 against him. ;
• With 15 to 1 -against her < Miss-Buckley
took the lead at the first turn, and although
Sioane brought Rear Guard up from fourth
position in the stretch, riding one of : his
circular-saw finishes, he was beaten out
; two lengths. • Imp. Grand Lady was a fair
third. : ,- ■: .•? :. . •
; The short-course steeplechase was taken
very handily by the 7 to 5 favorite Lonnie
B, backed from 2« to 1, well ridden by W.
; Clancy. Morgan G, at 6 to 1, was a good
I second, and Wag, who looked a winner up
to the last jump, third. Raindrop, touted
as a good tning, proved a disappointment.
'■:. : '.'.. ' ' MULHOLLAND.
£■■ ' Pax Fkakcisco May 16, 1895.
Q-J A RACE— HaIf a mile; maidens •
&i.\J. two-year-olds; purse $300. ' ... ;-'■■:'
'; Ind. =' flonp. weleht. Jockey. * St. ■%'. Fin
602 Leon li, 105 (510 an)...;: 3 w*' MjL
896 Irene K. 102 (Chevalier)........ 1 3; ,oP
896 Spry Lark, 104 (I* U0yd)....... 4 2/ ai
' S3O Nevere, 102 (Shaw)-.... ...... -..-5 *4* 41/
686 Linda Vista filly, 106 (McAu- ■■
11f1e) .■.....; ..■ 6 US 63'
* t66 Prince Hooker, 107 (Cleveland). 7 7/1 6h
-'■■ 789 Walter J. 105 (Paget). ...;....... 9 9f 7*
■- Yon Dunk. 105 (Peters) „ 10 :6/ 84
Phyllis, 104 (H. Smith)..: ..11 11 9*
896 Gladett* gelding, 102 (Hln- '
- : ■ rich 8)..... ....... r:...' .... .....2 8h 10*
Rajah, 105 (Pigg0tt)..i....... 8 101 11
r' Good star;. • Won cleverly. Time, :50. Winner
:b. c, by Taniqne-Bye the Way. ■ '. -, ."■■>,-'-•>
-s Betting: Ii«-on L 7 to s, lrene E7to 2, Spry Lark
12 to 1, Yon Dunk- 60 to 1, Walter J 15 to 1, Glad
; ette sridlnat 12 to 1, Xevere 25 ' to 1, Phyllis 100 to
1, Linda Vista filly SO to 1, Rajah 12 to 1, prince
Hooker 100 to 1. ___ . / . .
Q-j 1 skcoxd RACE— One mile; selling; purse
is X.A. 9 9300. ■ / . , . - ■ \
Jnd. Horse, weight. Joctey. St. M Str. - Fin
(892)Arneue, 85 (E. J0ne5).. .....3 11 - 13 » if
. .882 Del Norte, 106 (Hennessr)..2 -2/V 21 '2.1
;(877)Hy I)y. 99 (510an). ......%..6 « 3* 33
, 804 Carmt-l, 102 (Hlnrlchs) ;..;.5 • M 6/" it
-870 Arctic. 103 (L. Lloyd) 4 31 4i ~6f
884 Rico, 103 (Chevalier) .1 6 .6*B-
V Good • start.'- Won easily. Time, . 1:41%. ' Win
ner, oh. f., by imp. Mldlothtan-FUcna. ■ =. . k--. ; ,
it Betting: Arnette 3 to 6, Del .None 20 to 1, Hy
Dy 6to 1 , Arctic 1 2 to 1, Carmel 30 to 1, Rico sto 1.
Q"I O l THIRD RACK— Five and » half furlongs,
*J -L— ' • three-year-olds and upward : purse $300. :•
Inc. Horse, weight.' jockey., ■■ St. y* Str. Fin.
; Bfiß Morven. 99, (Hinricbs) ..1 li 13".l«
(B«B)sir.Rlchard. 105 (K.Jones).. s 11 3A '21
881 Emprs of Norfolk, 9s (Sloan)3 3/ 2/ 3/i
(903)Clacquer, 107 (Taylor) .6 - 6/ v Ah- 4.J
908 Banjo, 104 (L. L10yd)...'...:. 7 . 6/i Bi/ftA
898 Gold Bug, 110 (C0ffpy). ■..*;. ...2 4.1 75 64 v
(881)MnnteU. 105 (W.F1ynn).....4 .MA S/i 'is "
901 CM C, 103 (5haw);.........:.8 ;8--8 i 8 --.
Good start. Won easily." Time, 1:08. ' Winner,
b. c., by imp. Chevtot-Lurline. y - •- ■, ■ ■■■> .
■ Betting: Morven 6to 1, Sir Richard 4to 1, Em
press of Norfolk 3 to 1. Clacquer 26 to 1, Banjo IB to
1, Gold Bog 20 to 1, Mantel! 11 to 6, C At C 60 to 1.
Q"l O • FOURTH BACK— Six ; and 5V half i fur-
VXO. longs: selling; three-year-olds and up
ward: purse $300. .
I ml. * or*. . weight, jockey. I'" St. %' Str.'? Fin.
(BSS)MIss Buckley, 87 (K. Jones). 4. U It 11
(BS2)Uenr Guard, 112 (Sloan) ....1 A3 ,3% 2J .:
898 Imp. Grand Lady, 103 ' •
__." O'et*rs) ...:.....„....:.. ...3 2A 2/ 3%
©04 Red Glen, 99 (H1nr1cb5).....6 6 5* 4/»
899 Garc)a,103fRhaw)....;..;.:.2 3/ it -6* >
903 lortuna,99 (8urn5). ;;.~...:'.b ?bh r 6 v 6.
Poor start. Won handily. Time, 1:21. Win
ner, b. 1., by Imp. Hrutus-Forma. ,
V*^ n ltl , ns : lM Bu c ley •16 to 1, Rear Guard 11
to 10, imp Grand Lady sto 1, Red Glenn; 6to 2,
t Oarcla 25 t0 1, t ortuna 30 to 1. >■-.-■ .---•
QIJ. FIFTH RACE— Extreme short, course.
O L~t. about one mile; steeplechase; purse 9300.
liirt. Horse, weight. Jockey. St. i/fe Str. Fin.
893 Lonnie B, 136 (W. Clancy)...* 44 2/ 13
863 Morgan O, 122 (Stewart) 2 2* S3 2/
880 Wag, 131 (Madden) 3 13 It 35
816 C'hiqulto, 129 (M. Casey) 1 .46* 55 4*
909 Mutineer, 131 (Swift) 6 !U 43 H
fc92 Raindrop, 136 (Spenee) 6 6i« 610 610
Gaffer Grey, 137 (Kldd) 7 7 7 7
Good start. Won handily. Time, 1:64. Win
ner,. eh. m., by imp. London-Luella.
Betting: Lonnle B 7 to 6, Morgan G 6 to 1, Wag
8 to 1, Raindrop 3 to 1, Mutineer 6 to 1, Chiquito
6 to 1, Gaffer Grey 50 to 1.
Following are to-day's entries:
First race, one and a sixteenth miles, maid
ens— Addie M 85, Halifax 87. Cuidado 103,
Tamaipuis 103. Miss Lewis 101, Dollie M 92,
Miss Garvin 85, Prince Devine 87, Maggie R.
Smith 92. Regent Jr. 97, McGovern 94, Irma 92.
Second race, nine-sixteenths of a mile, sell
ing, two-year-olds— Nevere 91, Heartsease 97,
Seuator Mahoney 95. Suffrage 95, '9an Marcus
95, Walter J 102, Gypsette gelding 95.
Third race, seven-eighths of a mile, handi
cap—Quirt 110, Thelma 106, Howard 102,
Fourth race, one mile, selling— Marietta 82,
Rico 98, Miss Ruth 85^ Rear Guard 107, Miss
Buckley 85, Captain Rees 107.
Fifth race, eleven-sixteenths of a mile, sell
ing, light welter-weights, inside course—'Fleet
wood 118, Centurion 127, Robin Hood I 133,
J O C 115, Joe Cotton 130, Soledad 130, Inker
man 130, Nellie G 128.
LATE WHEELING- -NEWS.
Sanctions Are Granted by the Racing
Board — The Imperial Club
R. M. Welcn, the coast representative of
the racing board of the League of Ameri
can Wheelmen, has issued his bulletin,
No. 8, as follows:
Sanctions granted— May 11, St. Andrew's So
ciety, San Rafael. California Cycle Racing
Circuit Confederation: May 15, Santa Bar
bara; May 17, Ventura; May 20, Pasadena;
May 22, Ban Bernardino; May 23, Riverside;
May 25, Santa Ana; Jnne 8, San Diego; June
12, Bakerslield; June 15, Fresno; May 18,
Wheelmen's Training League, Los Angeles;
May 22, butchers' tournament, Oakland; May
23, Eschscholtzia Cycle Club, Marysville.
For competing in unsanctloned races at Oak
land on April 26 last, Charles D. Gooch and J.
A. Kuykendall are suspended from the track
for thirty days from that date.
The attention of race promoters is called to
the rule that no city or county championship
will be recognized i"hat has not received the
approval of the Division Racing Board. .
A large supply of the Racing Rules for 1895
have been received. Copies may be had on ap
plication to R. M. Welch, 532 California. street;
The Imperial Cycling Club tendered a
banquet to Frank M. Byrne, their crack
racer, last evening at a downtown hostelry.
Byrne had intended to go north on a
pleasure trip last Tuesday by steamer, but
was induced to "-ait until Sunday, as the
club members were desirous of paying a
compliment to his racing ability by offer
ing him this testimonial of their good will.
Twenty-five guests sat down at 8 p. m., and
President W. H. Tooker presided. After
the repast stories and speeches were in
dulged in over the cigars and coffee, and it
was a iate hour when the merry gathering
LATE SPORTING NEWS.
Kennedy and Payne Are Matched to
Box— Fast Swimmers In
The Craes Country Club will have its
next walk on Sunday from Tiburon to the
ocean. The trip through Bear Valley at
this season of the year is most delightful.
The officials of the special boxing
match contests which will be held
on the evening of the 28th inst.
at the Olympic Club are: Judges— V. S.
McClatchv of Sacramento and F. M. Sev
erine of Oakland; referee, A. Houseworth
of the Olympic Club; timers— F. R. Butz,
P. M. Wand and A. Mahoney. Kennedy
and Payne have been matched at 145
pounds, to take the place of McGinley and
Muller. The Australian is suffering from
some leg trouble.
Entries for the Olympic Olub's swim
ming tournament, which will be held on
the evening of the 21st inst., will close on
Saturday. The following natators have
handed in their entries to the secretary of
the club: J. W. Coffroth, F. McCormlck,
R. B. Jones, G. S. McComb, F. W. Gra
ham, H. C. Schlageter, J. Mues, C, H.
Jordan, J. B. Jackson, C. B. King, F. M.
Wheaton, F. C. Gerdes, F. Fowler, J. T,
Baker, H. R. Powell, F. A. Marriott, J. E.
Cosgrave, H. Turner, O. Crable, W. S.
Taylor, T. Rudoiph, A. E. Conner, H.
Vaudall. R. W. Cudworth, H. P. Henley,
J. H. Ballin, H. R. Plate. A. W. Taylor,
C. T. Melrose, C. T. Kreling, A. Pinching,
J. R. Waller, 6>
HIS HEST DEPOSIT.
Narrative of the First Step in the Fi
nancial Career of a Modest Citizen.
When I go into a bank I get rattled. The
clerks rattle me; the wickets rattle me; the
sight of the money rattles me; everything
I went to the wicket marked "Account
ant." The accountant was a tall, cool
devil. The very sight of him rattled me.
My voice was sepulchral.
"Can I see the manager?" I said, and
added solemnly, "alone. I don't know
why I said "alone."
"Certainly," said the accountant, and
The manager was a grave, calm man. I
held my $56 clutched in a crumpled ball in
"Are you the manager?" I said.
"Yes, he replied.
"Can I see you," I asked, "alone?" I
didn't want to say "alone"' again, but
without it the thing seemed self-evident.
The manager looked at me in some
alarm. He felt that I had an awful secret
"Come in here," he said, and led the way
to a private room. He turned the key in
"We are safe from interruption here,"
he said, "sit down."
We both sat down and looked at one an
other. I found no voice to speak.
"You are one of Pinkerton's men, I pre
sume," he said.
He had gathered from my mysterious
manner that I was a detective. I knew
what he was thinking and it made me
"No, not from Pinkerton," I said, seem
ingly to imply that I came from a rival
agency. "To tell you the truth," I went
on, as if I had been prompted to lie about
it, "I am not a detective at all. I have
come to open an account. I intend to keep
all my money in this bank."
The banker looked relieved, but still
serious: he concluded now that I was a
son of Baron Rothschild or a young Gould.
"A large account,l suppose*" he said.
"Fairly large," I whispered. "I propose
to deposit $56 now and $50 a month regu
The manager got up and opened the
door. He called in the accountant.
"Mr. Montgomery," he said unkindly
loud, "this gentleman is openine an ac
count. He will deposit $56. Goodimorn
A big iron door stood open at the «ide of
"Good-morning," I said and stepped into
''Come out,' 1 said the manager coldly
and showed me the other way. ••
I went up to the accountant's wicket and
poked the ball of money at him with a
quick, convulsive movement, as if I were
doing a conjuring trick.
My face was ghastly pale.
*K" Here^' I said - " de P°sit it." The tone of
the words seemed to mean, "Let us do
this painful thing while the fit is on us."
He took the money and gave it to an
other clerk. He made me write the sum
on a shp and sign my name in a book I
no longer knew what I was doing. The
bank swam before my eves.
''Is it deposited?" I asked in a hollow
"It is," said the accountant.— Chicago
News. . 6
Governor Bud d
Will attend the Iroquois Club outing
next Sunday in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Lo©k out for a surprise. Boat leaves foot of
Market street at 8:45 a. m. Bharp #
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1895.
DAMPENS THE CROWING
English Turfmen Shouted Just
a Little Bit Too
OLD BANQUET FOOLS THEM.
Dwyer's Horse Wins the Rich Sell-
Ing Plate at the Newmarket
NEWMARKET,, Euro., May 16.— A
damper was placed to-day on the crowing
of the English sporting fraternity over the
defeat of American horses, especially the
defeat of Stonenell yesterday in the selling
plate, when M. F. Dwyer's horse finished
sixth with Sims up, and was bought in by
Mr. Thodles, owner of Crawley, the second
horse, for 940 guineas.
Dwyer's aged Banquet won the selling
plate to-day and was bought in by Dwyer
for 1585 sovereigns.
Drego was second and Courante third.
Ten horses started. Banquet and Drego
carried 126 pounds each and Courante 110.
The betting was 5 to 4 against Banquet.
Under the conditions of the race to-day
the sum of 1285 sovereigns, the balance
above the selling price, 300 sovereigns,
which Banquet realized, divided be
tween the owner of Drego and the race
Skill cut out the work from Belhomme
and Courante, Monkey Boat lying next to
the advanced, Drego and Banquet. They
ran thus to the distance, where Drego
came to the front, but was immediately
collared by Banquet, who won by half a
length. Three lengths separated second
and third horses.
Mr. Brydgea William's Becky Sharp had
a walk-over to-day in the Dyke plate of
3000 sovereigns for two-year-olds. All of
Croker's horses were scratched.
The Globe this afternoon revives the
rumors of differences between Michael F.
Dwyer and Richard Croker, whose horses
for the past few days have been exercised
in different parts of Newmarket. Their
colored jockey, Sirams, divided the attenr
tion between the two American horse
Don Alonzo, Stonenell and Banquet were
scratched for the Flying handicap plate of
300 sovereigns, added to a sweepstakes of
200 sovereigns each for three-year-olds and
LONDON, Exo., May 16.— The London
papers devote considerable space to the
comments on the defeat of Stonenell.
The Sportsman says: * "It is probable
that Stonenell . was. not really wound up.
He is <ia. rare sort to look at. c Captain
Machell and McAlmont, looking him over
in the paddock, decided that .he must be.
It is claimed : that he will join Barret's
. string. The claim could have been turned
to a nice profit, but his new • owner refused
to be tempted. Don Alonzo is reported
broken down and Harry Reed has gone
wrong." '-'" ?.' \' -j : ,^- '.■ ;/•,?■
'Sporting Life says of the race : "When
j fairly in the dip the pinch came. . It was
both instructive and amusing. to see, when
pitted in the finish * .against : such a master
of the art as McAnnon", bow bunched up
and helpless to assist his mount the darkey
was, except by needless punishment with
the whip. Those 'who. have ; gone into
raptures over, the darkey boy's style must
admit the superiority of the time-honored
mode. The race was unlucky in another
sense. Dwyer lost his horse, which was
claimed by Mr. Hoodless, the claim surely
being worth £1000. It will be instructive
to see how he fares under English train
ing." . ■•,.-■ ... , ' '
OX . THE . . EASTERN TRACKS.
Future, a "Dog," Captures a Race Under
, • ■ a Strong' Full. c . ' .;
LOUISVILLE, Kt., : May 16. — Three
favorites won to-day. .; *
Six ; furlongs, Potsdam won, • Mate sec
ond, Malmaison third. Time, 1:19^.
Four furlongs, Petrolene won, Helen
Mar second, Gaiety Girl third. i Time/:51%.
Louisville handicap, one and a sixteenth
miles," Henry Young won. Despot second, 1
Ray S third. Time, 1:54. j ..".-,•
Seven furlongs, Pearl Son* won, Ingo
mar second, Clintie C third. Time, 1:32.
; Four furlongs Adonis won, Loki second,
Pete Kitchen third. : Time, :sl}^. ' ; .
_ ST. LOUIS, ' Mo., May Hj.— The track
was heavy and the attendance 4000. , The
favorites ' were beaten- in every race save
one, and in the last race Future, "a dog"
who opened : at v 100 :to 1 and closed
at 40 to 1, came in . six lengths
ahead, under a strong I pull.. The event 1 of
the day was . the Debutante stakes, Worth
$2500. Lady Inez, the favorite,, won han
dily, with Becky Sharp, a 20 to 1 shot,
second. .■■.■ r ' ■ . ■
Five furlongs Bon a Vera won' Yemen
second, J. A. Grey third. Time, 1:06.
One mile, Jack. Bradley won, St. Leo sec
ond, Mitra third. Time, 1:52^. " '. .' : .
; Five furlongs, Lady i Inez won, Becky
Sharp second, Virgie Dixon third. Time
l:08«.. •:;;'..'; -; : - "-;■;'—•'-:'-'.'•. ' -
r Five furlongs, Dunlap won, Satinet sec
ond, Darwin Wedgewood third. Time
i:O7. - .:. • .. •;...>,.-.. . :• ..
, , One mile, Future/won, Zoulika second;
Minnie, Mackl in third. ; Time, 1:50. -
PHILADELPHIA,- Pa.. May 16.-A me
dium 1 : crowd attended the opening of the
steeplechase season at - Belmont Driving
Park to-day. Weather cloudy, track heavy.
One-half mile, flat, gentlemen riders— P FV,
156 (Mr. West), 10 to 1, won; Waliee. 149 (Dr.
r>ohan),6 to 1, second; The Sheik, 147 (Cap
tain Johnson), even; third. Time, :50 4-5.
Six furlongs, flat— Atlanta, 135 (Freiling), 5
to 1, won; Postal, 137 (Ford), even, second;
Ruth S, 128 (Kennedy), 10 to 1, third. Time
Two miles, over ei&ht hufdles— Judge Mor
row, 155 (English), 1 to 2, won; Rockaway,
140 (Green), 20 to 1 second. Time, 4:14.
About three and a half miles, steeplechase,
gentlemen riders— lmp. Castania, 146 (Mr.
Stolas), 4 to 1, won ; Groveland, 150 (Mr. Wadi
worth). 6to 1, second ; Barney, 155 (Mr. Nich
ols), third- Time, 6;37 1-5.
About three and a half miles, steeplechase-
King John, 145 (Chandler), 3to 1, won ; Chevy
Chase, 135 (Freiling),B to I, second; Oakwood,
143 (Moran), sto 7, third. Time, 6:04.
Closing by the Trotting Combine.
' CHICAGO, 111., May 16.— The racing at.
Harlem was declared off for the day, and
it is probable there will be no more races
there for some time. The Harfcm officials
clahned that they did not care to risk
legal entanglements^ They will probably
await the outcome ol the Civic- Federation
prosecution of the Hawthorne bookmakers
The Harlem officers this afternoon sent
out statements which created a sensation
in sporting circles. The statement, de
clared that the present crusade against
Hawthorne and. Harlem is instigated and
backed by the trotting-horse interest, and
that the Civic Federation has been bunkoed
into aiding the scheme. It is probable
that the track will be closed for the season,
as the officials declare they will abandon
the property before they will give any aid
to the alleged trotting combine.
Oriffo Is in Hiding.
NEW YORK, N. V., May 16.— The match
between Toung Griffo and Lavigne, set for
May 30. has been declared off. A warrant,
has been issued for Griffo's arrest on a
serious charge. It is understood Griffo is
in hiding in Philadelphia.
Jtoad Club Jtace Meet.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 16.—Arrange
ments were completed this evening for the
race meet of the San Jose Road Club on
Jnne 1. Prizes worth several hundred dol
lars will be given, consisting of diamonds,
jewelry and medals. The events will be:
One-mile novice, two-mile handicap, class
A; one mile, scratch, class A; two-mile
handicap, class B. The entries will close
on the 25th inst.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 16.— ClnclnnatlB 9,
base hits 9, errors 3. Washingtons 6, base hits
10, errors 4. Batteries— Rhines and Vaughn;
McGuire, Anderson and kelarkey.
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 16.— Pittsburgs 10,
base hits 13, errors 5. New Yorks 3, base hits
6, errors 4. Batteries— Kinslow and Hawley,
Farrell and Rusle.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 16.— St. Louis 5, base
hits 7, errors 1. Baltimores 2 base hits 6, er
rors 4. Batteries — Breitenstein and Miller,
Hemming and Robinson.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 16.— Clevelande 1,
base hits 7, errors 7. Philadelphias 6, base
hits 13, errors 1. Batteries— Connor, Cuppy
and Sum van ; Clements and Carsey.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 16.— N0 game with
the Bostons to-day. Rain.
CHICAGO, 111., May 16.— Chicagos 9, base
hits, 18, errors 6. Brooklyns 5, base hit* 7, er
rors 3. Batteries— Griffith and Kittridge, Stein
A EEVERSED SITUATION.
The Kindly Man Thought of Helping
th« Poor, but Changed His Mind.
Mr. K. is a gentleman whose philan
thropic spirit leads him to spend much of
his time visiting the poor and administer
ing in variou3 ways to their necessities.
Among his beneficiaries was a family so
poor that they were on the verge of starva
tion. A kindly disposed neighbor of Mr.
X.'s offered to give this family several bas
kets of "left-over" food from hsr own
table if they would receive it and call for
it, says the Detroit Free Press.
Mr. K. called on the family to inform
them of this offer and to advise its grate
An_oclor of frying doughnuts greeted his
nostrils as he ascended the stairs leading
to the attic tenement in which the family
lived. When their door was opened in re
sponse to his knock evidences of the family
having had* windfall from some source
were apparent. A bowl of crisp brown
doughnuts stood on a small pine table,
and the mistress of the tenement was fry
ing more. Four tempting-looking pies
surrounded the bowl of doughnuts and a
cake was in course of preparation in an
other bowl. These facts made it a trifle
awkward for Mr. K. to state the object of
his visit, and the situation became even
more embarrassing when the mother said
with all the ease and grace of present
"Now, Mr. X., you really must try my
hot doughnuts. All gentlemen are fond of
hot doughnuts, and my doughnuts have
always been considered extra "good. And
you must let me give you a piece of pie,
Mr. K. belonged to the class of gentle
men who are really fond of hot doughnuts,
deadly though they are, and he felt no in
clination to decline the proffered hospital
ity, but the difficulty of broaching the cold
victuals subject increased as he fed on the
delicacies before him.
He quite made up his mind not to say
anything about his friend's offer after the
mistress of the tenement said:
"Now, Mr. X., I am going to insist on
sending a bag of these doughnuts to Mrs.
K. and the children. Your wife has sent
me so many little things, and I shall feel
quite hurt if you refuse to let me send her
"And I walked away," said Mr. K. after
ward, "with a bag of doughnuts for my
own little brood, resolved to leave the sub
j*ct of cold victuals forever alone, so far as
it related to that family."
General Newton Learned a Lesson in an
Indiana Stone Quarry.
Apropos of the late General Newton's
death is a little story he told twenty years
ago, when his work at Hell Gate made him
a much-talked-of man,
"I was in thequarry countryof Indiana,"
said he, "where they take out great blocks
of oolitic limestone without the use of a
pound of powder. I had heard of the
process, and I took a team at Greensburg
and drove down to the quarries to see.
The superintendent was a Welshman of
unpromising appearance. .He was cer
tainly an uneducated man, so far as col
lege went, but he knew his business.
"I asked him how he managed to blast
such huge blocks of the rock and how
much dynamite was required to the ton.
He said he did not use dynamite or any
other explosive. He simply used unslaked
lime. It astonished me, but before he took
me to the quarry he set up a piece of pine
board, an inch thick, against a wall of
rock, brought out a revolver and fired at
"The bullet passed through, flattened
against the stone and fell to the ground.
Then he set up the board again, and took
the flattened buliet and threw it against the
board, with astonishing skill striking it
each time in the same place, and after the
fifth cast the board was split from top to
bottom. • .
"'I didn't use as much force when I
threw as when 1 shot, did I?" he said.
'But the board would never split along the
grain by shooting at it. I conld tear that
board into pieces shooting, but if I want it
to break in long Bections on the grain I
don't want to use a sudden force.
" 'That's how I blast with lime..'
"And then he took me to the qnarry.
They had drilled a series of holes in the
place he had marked, his judgment and
trained intelligence telling him where the
dividing line should run. Then they
tamped the.<n» holes full of unslaked lime,
poured water on it, keyed them shut and
waited. In twelve hours the mass of rock
he wa-nted began with groans and crack
lings to separate. In sixteen hours it
would be free and the force of the lime
would be spent. . . . '
"'lf I used powder or dynamite,' said
he, 'I would rip out such a mass as that, in
fifteen minutes, but it would be chipped
and cracked into a hundred pieces. Or
more .likely in a large hlast the powder
would Himply tear out a way along the
least resistance, shellingouta lot of spawls
and leave my big rock as solid as ever.'.
"I thanked my Welshman," said General
Newton; "and told him he was much of a
philosopher."— New York Herald. .
; TAKE TO THE SEWEKS.
How the Thieves of Naples Escape
There is a band of thieves m Naples
which, likerats.frequents the underground
sewers and bores its way into shops for the
purpose of robbing tills and goods. On the
morning of the 2d a leather-dealer on un
locking his warehouse found a large hole in
the flooring and skins and money gone to
the value of 3000 francs. He called the
police and several of them, together with
some sewermen, penetrated into the dark
vaults, slipping and sliding along the mud
of the sewers and with a single lantern.
They had not gone far when they discov
ered a man and called to him to stop; But
with a cry, "Madonna!. Don't kill me,"
the man fled along the sewer, the police
firing after him and following him lor at
least a mile, passing under three or four
streets, but without snecess. The police
are now watching the sewers like cats, but
there are many escape holes.— London
Herodotus says that Croesus was the first
ruler to order gold coins made.
CONSIDERED THE ROUTE
Directors of the Valley Road
Discuss Lines Below
SECOND ASSESSMENT LEVIED.
The Policy Instituted by~ Claus
Spreckles to Be Followed
In His Absence.
The proposed route of the San Francisco
and San Joaquin Valley railway from
Fresno south to Bakersfield was the main
subject of consideration at yesterday's
meeting of the diiftctors of that enterprise.
From Stockton to Fresno the directors
have a fairly clear idea as to where
road shall be run, but they are very wisely
keeping all such knowledge to themselves
for many obvious reasons. The route to
Stanislaus County is definitely settled
upon, as nearly all the way from Stockton
to the Stanislaus River permanent sur
veys have been made. Next -week will see
the engineers in the field south of the river
and working downward toward Fresno,
with a clear knowledge of whither they are
to run their lines.
But south of the central city the direc
tors find themselves face to face with a
puzzling proposition. They undoubtedly
desire to give Hanford a competing line,
while they are equally covetous of all the
good things that Visalia has to offer. . Vi
salia lies to the east of Hanford, so to
reach both places it will be necessary to
have two lines diverging below Fresno and
meeting south of Tulare. Either this way
of killing the two birds with one stone
will be adopted or a branch road may be
built to Hanford. This and other ques
tions closely connected with it were dis
cussed at the meeting yesterday, but no
conclusion was reached ana the matter
will be again considered in its complex
phases at considerable length before a de
cision is finally made.
Directors \Vatt, Magee and HolbroOk,
comprising the committee on surveys,
were given power formally to make what
ever surveys they deemed necessary.
Finances were given due consideration.
Beveral bills were paid, some of them for
supplies which were bought at unprece
dentedly low prices for cash on receipt of
bills of lading and invoice. The plan all
through has been to buy exclusively for
cash, and thereby build a road for some
thing like $15,000 through the San Joamiin
Valley, where the .Southern Pacific line
cost as much aa $90,000 a mile. The direc
tors decided to call in another 10 per cent
of the stock subscribed, and by this means
they will get $245,060, which is payable im
The general policy of the board in Presi
dent Claus Spreckels 1 absence was dis
cussed, and all agreed that the best policy
is to rush the work of construction, and in
this as well as in every other branch con
tinue the conservative and intelligent
methods pointed out and followed by the)
The board decided to meet the Harbor
Commission on Wednesday, May 22, at 10
a. m., to hold a conference on the lease of
The specification for ties was amended
and the time for submitting bids extended
one week. Contractors claimed that the
first specifications were too stringent, and
consequently technical changes regarding
sap in the timber, etc., were made.
MONEY TO BURN.
One Version of the Origin of a Slang
Phrase Now Very Fopnlar.
Slang words or phrases, many of them
destined to become parts of language
proper, are more difficult to trace to their
origin than the world-old words which
have come to us through the changes of a
score of languages. Some of them are the
chance expression of a happy thought;
some are resurrections in strange form of
obsolete speech ; some are mistakes or slips
of the tongue made in public places which
have sprung into sudden popularity by
virtue of the amusement which they
created ; others are combinations of other
slang, such as the word kidnap, which is
merely an abbreviation of the phrase to
nab (lav hold of) a kid (child), says the
Other slang is the outcome of a deter
mined effort to force a new word into the
language, as in the case of the word quiz,
which, ori a wager in Edinburgh, was put
in the mouths of all men simply by mak
ing it up and causing it to be posted on all
the billboards of the city. Still others of
these foundlings of language are the out
come of an originally legitimate descrip
tion of some peculiar event coming In time
to acquire, a meaning greatly broadened.
Of this class is the phrase "money to
burn," now so common.
The origin of this phrase, or at least one
origin of it, was a consultation over a busi
ness transaction held in Rochester some
years ago, according to a writer in the
New York Sun. One of the parties in
terested was Mr. F., a prominent mer
chant of that city, who was as well known
for his interests in various charities as for
his sound judgment and business ability.
To these qualities he joined a simple,
straightforward nature and a hearty dis
like of all ostentation.
To Mr. P. there came Smith son, a pro
moter, with a scheme in which he had in
terested many of the wealthy men of
Western New York, and in which he very
much desired Mr. F.s support. The mer
chant listened to the promoter's rather
bombastic description of the future sure to
result from the carrying out of his
projeot, and offered him a cigar. Smithson
twirled the cigar between his lingers as he
outlined the profits which would accrue to
Mr. F. if he would invest a certain' sum.
"You will need a large sum of money to
start with," observed the merchant.
"Oh, yes," replied the promoter, in an
off-hand way. "I expect to put in a big
proportion on my own account."
"Then you have enough now to begin
with?" asked Mr. F... extending, a lighted
match to his visitor to light his cigar. The
visitor declined the match with a gesture
and, putting his hand in. his pocket, pulled
out a handful of bills, one of which he
twisted and thrust intp the gaslight
Then he lit his cigar, held the bill until it
was burned down, and tossed it into an
. "You see how much money counts with
us," said he grandiloquently.
The merchant rose. "That was a $10
bill, wasn't it?" he asked. . v
•'I believe so," replied the promoter.
"Been in Rochester long?" asked Mr. F
"Not very," said the promoter. "Why?"
"This is a hard winter," returned the
merchant. "Many people are without suf
ficient food and clothing. Our hospitals
and charitable organizations are crowded
and in debt. And with these things so
you consider money no more than to make
a foolish and wicked display with it. You
can do no business with me. I bid you
The crestfallen promoter's expostulations
were courteously but firmly put aside, and
he left the place. When it became known
that Mr, F. had refused to invest in his
project others withdrew, and the plan fell
through. A year later Mr. F. was dining
in ono of the hotels in this city when
Smithson entered with a gentleman whom
Mr. F. and the others with him knew.
This gentleman brought Smithson over to
the circle and introduced him. When he
came to Mr. F. the merchant said:
"We need no introduction. I know Mr.
Smithson. He has money to burn."
It so happened that the pr«moter had
only a few days before came in possession
of a large sum, as a number of the men
present knew, and the phrase "he has
money to burn" struck them at once.
NEW tO-DAT- DRY COODS.
AT HALF PRICE AND LESS!
\ : As an extra inducement to to-day's patrons of our GREAT
FORCINQ-OUT SALE OF SURPLUS STOCK we offer the following; •
POWERFULLY ATTRACTIVE LEADERS!
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100 pieces PONGEE SILK will be placed oh Ooxits. at 10c a yard.-- : : '' : *%' : -'--' : '^:'SJ?y
100 pieces PONGEE SILK will be placed on sale this day at 10c a yard.
'" . ': " : At 35 Cents. : - "--■'■■. '.■:■'■"'■' : 'V('.- " :;; - : --"T.-
WASH SILK ' will *•■■
;: , ■ COLORED DRESS GOODS I . i
' ". • " ■ • '-'At 35, Cents. ■ ' : '■■■■ •■••.■•-. ;• "• ■••'.■•■' :.'.".■■'■
70 pieces.37.lNCH ALL-WOOL FANCY CHEVIOT, worth 50c, will be placed on sale •>
. -this day at 25c a yard. . . .'.■; . . . • ;,-'■-• ■■:.'■'■: '.-;'■:
HANDKERCHIEFS! HANDKERCHIEFS !
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m n rw A r?ll S ' SH , EER WHITE SCALLOPED EMBROIDERED LAWN HAND- . ■■-■ :^
. KERCHIEFS, regular price $2 per dozen, will be offered at 7}^c each. ■ :.. ' r . '.•,,■ J:
, RIBBONS! RIBBONS! ■■'Vv^'^'V.'^V:-^:
.At. 1O Oents
SATIN > GR^^RAIN RIBBONS, in assorted col-
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:; • • •;: '• CARRIAGE . PARASOLS! ' . <
>„„. ;. A - t Qs Cents'. ■ -:■ : ',• • ■--.: '.-'..
CARRIAGE PARASOLS, in Gloria Silk, in black only (unlined), will be offered at 650. : : . .. ." ;
: ' •' ; . ' : ■'■. • LADIES' WAISTS I y:A -<k 'i- ;;. ;&: : '^-
•V' ■ '•..-.;. A.t 1 .00, " : " ' ; -- ■••■■.'■-■- '■•:- ; •■" •' : :- ■ ■•• :; ■■•■•' : '• '".'■''''■
50 dozen LADIES' WAISTS made of French . percale, in fancy stripes and figures, ex- £# ■ .■.. :
. tra fall sleeves, laundered collar arid cuffs, regular price $1 50, will be placed on sale " - '■•' -
to-day at $1 each. . ' ■• •• :.. •.*:_ ■.■••.■..■..; : ■ ■ •. ■...■.■:.•.■.•..••
■ UNDERSHIRTS AND DRAWERS I ■
'■ •-■ ''■'■' ■ ' J=Li. 35 Cents. ; '■• .. : ' ; '- -!'-v : • - : " : '■-■':■'"' .-.'■■ '"
45 dozen MEN'S .UNDYED SANITARY MERINO UNDERSHIRTS AND DRAW- • •
ERS (odd sizes), regular price 75c, will be closed out at 35c each. . .. i. .
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/ M/gr**^ MIXRPHY BUILDING, /
(/(/ JBarlat Street, corner oi Joies, /
They were from all parts of the country,
and the saying went with them to Boston,
St. Louis, Chicago, Washington and other
cities, to drift back eventualy, as all slang
that has anything more than a local mean
ing does, to this city, where it was heard in
the street, read in the newspapers and
spoken from the stage. It was altered to
express a superabundance of any commod
ity, sucti as "bonds to burn," "informa
tion to burn" or anything else, whether
inflammable or not, "to burn" and in some
localities it was altered and came out in
such guise as "he has money to singe a
wet dog." But it all came from the ill
timed braggadocio of the promoter with the
Good food Allowed to Decay a Feature
of American I, if.-.
There are few households in the land
but have a periodical recrudescence of
economy in the matter of food supply. A
grocer's bill or butcher's bill immediately
suggests that there should be some econ
omy practiced "somewhere."
The present activity in the field of diet-,
etics should spread valuable knowledge
into every kitchen. It is already showing
benefits in the matter of nutritious food
versus medicine, says the Baltimore.
Housewives do not always realize that
they have a prominent part to play in this
grave question of the day, the "disposal of
garbage." That responsibility lies within
the domestic threshold, and to. consign the
collection of waste to the scavenger is not
the limit of her power nor a self-satisfying
conclusion. What she consigns does riot
concern her, and this "bete noir" found in
every part of the land, a subject fraught
with almost insurmountable difficulties to :
those whose business it is to. find a health- .
ful and quick disposal of garbage, is far
more the business of the housekeeper than
she is willing to acknowledge. We must
go back of the garbage can to find the
causa. American extravagance ip pro^
verbial the world over. We provide with
a lavish hand. Unskilled and indifferent
help waste accordingly. Expenditure for
food in a large percentage of the middle
and lower classes is estimated to take Very
often fully three-fourths .of the income.
Actual consumption and benefit derived
from quantity supplied is notably small- in
the wealthier families.
Convincing proof is found in the over
flowing garbage-can. Lack of robustness
among a certain class and the amountof.
debility afflicting a majority of people,
prove to investigators a want of proper
nutriment to build up the overwrought
body, which must endure somehow the
strain and stress of American life and cli-
The unintelligent methods of poor ser
vants, unskilled in handling foody is one
cause of the effect. It is considered their
prerogative to. waste what does not suit
their fancy. "Leavings" which may be'
best portions .from the mistress.' table are
not palatable to their taste, and so good
material is speedily . hidden from sight,
more is called for, and a haphazard supply
to keep Bridget good-natured furnishes
her with an abundance to overflow ash
cans, clog pipes, choke traps., fill cesspools
draw vermin and offer culutre as a medium
for- the übiquitous' microbe. Noxious
odors offend the nostrils and dangerous
effluvia jeopardize health and obstruct
It is just this waste in the world that
has been the cause of plagues, pestilence
and diseases. It is wasted time, strength,
money, happiness and, too often, life.
The Dog Wouldn't Be Dared.. •:
A dog story has came to the writer's
ears, which, though not within his per
sonal knowledge; is vouched for by. him in
an entirely trustworthy way: A certain
dog, which was growing old, was in a barn
one day with his master. The 'two were
upon a haymow, from which a sloping
ladder led down to the barn floor. The
master walked down the ladder, but the
dog went around by another way. When
the dog reached the barn floor his master
began saving to him, somewhat taunt
ingly: "Poor old fellow! Daren't walk
down the ladder any more I Daren't walk
down the ladder!" Whereupon the dog,
I with a quick gJance at his master, walked
clear up the ladder to the top, and then
turned around and walked down it again.
The proceeding looked very much like a
deliberate demonstration on the dog's part
to his master that he was still capable of
walking up and down a slanting ladder.
Did the dog understand the taunt, or
did he merely catch the words "down the
ladder" and take the utterance for a com
mand, which he dutifully proceeded to
obey ? No one will ever know, probably,
since the dog himself can give no account
of the matter.— Boston Transcript.
THE GRAVE* or ' LAFAYETTE.
A Silken American Flag Always Floats
"While in Paris a short while ago," said
a traveler recently to a Washington Post
reporter, "it struck me that it was a fitting
act to make a pilgrimage to the tomb of
that illustrious Frenchman, dear to the
hearts of American patriots, Marquis de
Lafayette. 1 asked a number of people
before I could find any one to enlighten
me as to the spot, but after repeated in
quiry ascertained the location. The grave
is situated in old Paris, within the grounds
of a convent that the ancestors of Lafay
ette founded, and where repose the re
mains of many of the French nobility.
The first thing that attracted mv attention
mconnection with the hero's'tomb was
that above it floated a silken flag bearing
the stars and stripes.
"It seems that a good many years ago an
American gentleman left in his will a sum
of money to be used for the specific pur
pose of keeping an American flag forever
flying over the grave of Lafayette. Lt has
done so without intermissionfrom the day
the will went into effect ; and whenever
through the wear of the elements, one flag
becomes unserviceable, a new one straight
way takes its place. Through untold cen
turies the emblem of the country which
in its early struggles for liberty had his
beneficent aid, will wave over his ashes."
A Precocious Infant.
The two papas were comparing notes.
"Does your boy talk yet?" asked the
papa with red whiskers.
"Well, lie's just learning," replied the
papa with the bald head. "And, by the
way, he's learning a little too fast to suit
"Ne*er heard that complaint before.
What does he say?"
""Well, it was this way. Yon see, we've
been in the habit of getting up in the
middle of the. night and feeding him some
milk. He's 20 months old now, and we
thought he was getting old enough to do
without that. The other night he waked
up and began to call for 'mikkum.' I
didn't pay any attention to him, so of
course he kept it up, as babies asually do.
"Each time the 'mikkum' came out a
little more imperiously. Finally I called
to him': •. /
" 'You d6n!t heed any mikkum ; go to
sleep again now.'
: ''There was silence for a few minutes
and .then he began again :
" 'Par! Par! r , • •. . .
f 'No answer- ■ . '
"I said nothing. . '. . '
/"Par; you; old baJd head, get up an'
gimme some mikkum.'
:' And did ho get it?" asked the pap
with the red whiskers. :
.. "He got it."— Buffalo Express.
Nanking is the largest walled city in the
world. It is at -least 2500 years old.
1 HAS 110 EQUAL