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THE BAY DISTRICT RACES
Scenting a Job, Judges Declare
Bets Off on the Steeple
ONLY TWO FAVORITES WON.
The Mile and a Quarter Handicap
Taken by the Outsider Del
Johnny Epperson, who rode Mero, was tem
Pigeon's ride on Del Norte was a very pret
tily timed piece of horsemanship.
With 110 pounds up imp. Santa Bella ran as
if it would take a good one to lower her colors,
and her owner, Mr. Macdonough, was of that
Mat Storn, owner of Del Norte, was warmly
congratulated by his friends on the victory of
his brown horse. Mat's horses have met with
poor success for some time and the win was a
One of the most disgruntled-looking men on
the track when bets were declared off on the
steeplechase was Jim Neal. Jim had a good
bet down on Hector, the first one he had won
in two weeks, and then to have bets declared
off. For h moment the owner of Perhnps was
disgusted with the turf and a spectator might
have purchased a siring of thoroughbreds
The climatic change from fog to sun
shine had a decidedly beneficial effect on
the attendance at the track yesterday, the
grand stand and balconies with their
crowds resembling very much the days of
yore, when Rey el Santa Anita and horses
of his lil;p furnished the opportunity of
gambling. The same crowd tilled the bet
tine ring, there were the usual number of
"kicks " registered, the nine bookmakers
laid any sort of odds they saw fit and took
in several barrels of coin. But two of the
six favorites won and the talent left the
track feeling a bit net tied inwardly.
About the only unusual incident to oc
cur during the day was the declaring off of
bets on the steeplechase. Mestor won the
race easily at odds of 8 to 1. with Mc-ro sec
ond and The Lark third. The judges did
not iike the looks of the ride Epperson put
up on Mcro, who was one of the first
choices, thinking he took his horse entirely
too far out of the race before making his
run, and after deliberation decided to de
clare all bets off. Guadaloupe and Men
docino fell at the last jump, and the "good
thin-;" Morgan G, after leading for a good
portion of the distance, fell back, finishing
with the also rans.
Favorites fared poorly in both of the
handicaps, the talent being dumped hard.
Walcott was installed a !) to 3 choice for
the short six-furlong sprint for members
of the two-year-old division, a strong play
cutting his price to 7 to 5 at post time.
Instigator had second call with threes
about him, with Mr. Macdonough's hand
some imported rilly Santa Bella third
choice at \.y, to 1.
The favorite's chances looked dark from
the fall of the flas. Her Majesty headed
Santa Kena past the half, where the Eng
lish Miss went to the- front and led to the
wire, winning handily by two lengths.
WaJoott, none too well ridden by C. Weber,
secured the place in a drivo from Don Gara.
The mile and a quarter handicap for the
aged division, fourth on the card, was
even a still more crashing blow to the
fallen talent. The heavy-weights, Mr.
Jingle and McLight, opened equal choices
a; -Ij to 1 each, the latter occupying the
seat of honor at post time, with twos about
him. At the last moment a stiff play cut
the price against Little Cripple from 7 to
sto 1. The handicappers took a fall out of
Del Xorte, in at 90 pounds, with the juicy
odds of 10 to 1 against him.
The only tedious delay at the post during
the day occurred in this race, some thirty
five minutes being consumed before the
flag finally fell. Passing the stand Emma
Mack, with .Mr. Jingle at her head, led the
procession. After six furlongs had been
traversed the Montana filly relinquished
the lead to Mr. Jingle, and "the Mr. Pick
wick horse headed the bunch into the
stretch, with the outsider, Del Norte, on
which I'iggott was beginning to make his
ride, at his head. Roma was third, and
Weber squeezed through next to the rail
with Little Cripple, taking fourth position.
Below the eighth pole from home Mr.
Jingle, when pressed by Del Norte, quit
ana fell back. The outsider now had clear
sailing, and won very handily by a length
and a half in 2:09^. In a drive Little
Cripple beat Roma out a neck for the
place. McLight seemed to be in difficulties
from the start, and never looked dangerous.
A cheap selling race over the short six
furlong course opened the card, and was
won easily by Seaside, who opened equal
favorite with St. Elmo, but went back in
the betting to 4to 1. Amigo at 7to 2 was
a fair second, two lengths ahead of the
favorite, St. Elmo.
With a stable-boy up, Arnette receded in
the betting from twos to 3 to 1 durin^ the
betting on the third race, a six-furlong
dash, finally closing at 13 to 5. It quickly
developed that Lady Jane was the
'•scorcher." her price quickly being cut
from 3t02t0 1. She lea all the way, win
ning by half a length from Arnctte, who
would have won by a block with a good
ride. McFarlane finished a good third.
The owner of Tillie S was positive his
mare would win the last race at six fur
longs, and equally positive were the back
ers of Hyman that the son of Himyar
would win, consequently some lively bet
ting ensued. Opening at 2 to 1 the odds
against Hyman came down with a bang to
even money, later going back to 9 to 5,
when he was again backed down to 6 to 5
as the horses went to the post. Tillie S
opened at 6 to 5 and closed at even money
Blue Bell, a 12 to 1 outsider, led the
bunch until well into the stretch, where
Tillie S drew away and won easily. Blue
Beh lasted long enough to beat The Drum
mer out by a nose for second place. Hyman
ran well to the head of the stretch, where
he quit. Mulhollaxd.
San Fp.ancihco, June 15, 1895.
Id A A FIRST RACE — About six furlongs:
J.U'l'x. selling: three-year-olds and upward;
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St. y 2 Str. Fin.
10] X Seaside, 96 (Burns) 5 6/i 2i,0 13
103S A micjo, 95 (Chevalier) 1 1/ 1.1 21
10V9 St. Elmo. 98 (Hinrichs) 2 'It Sf 34
1029 Kdna M. 88 (Shcphard) 3 4y 2 57 4.J
1024 Mt. Carlos, 104 (H. Smith). 4 3y 2 47 by±
]O'J4 Dr. Gardner. 90 (Pigpott)....7 7.7 77 65
7HB Steadfast, 98 (E. Jones). ...6 hh 6* 7i
1019 Floras, 89 (Ward) 8 8 8 8
Good start. Won eaaily. Time, 1:17*4- Win
ner, eh. in., by imp. Mariner-Marin.
— Betting : seaside 4 to 1, Amigo 7 to 2, St. Elmo
Bto 6, Mt. Carlos 25 to 1, Kdna M 12 to 1, Stead
fast 4 to 1, Flora S 60 to 1, Dr. Gardner 60 to 1.
1 0.4. "^ SECOND RACE— About six furlongs;
IvtWi handicap; two-year-olds; purse if 3so.
Ind. Horse, weight. jocKey. St. V s Str. Fin.
1014 Imp. .Santa Bella, 110 (Sbaw)6, 2l 1% 1/
(1014)\Valcott, 110 (C. Weber) 3 6 4* 2»
1014 I>on (iara. 102 ( Hinrichs)... .2 3n 3* 34
1014 Her Majesty, 112 (E. Jones) 1 1% 2/ Ah
998 Instigator, 103 (Chevalier). .s 5Va 55 57*
802 Marionette, 110 (Peters) ... 4 4y a 6 6 ■
Good start. Won easily. Time, 1:14. Winner,
b. f., by St. Cerf-imp. Maiden Belle.
Betting: Imp. E*nta Bella 9to 2, Walcott 7to 5.
Don am 13 to 2, Marionette 20 to 1, Her Majesty
10 to 1, Instigator 3 to \..--~&pa&
iflACl THIRD RACE-Six furlongs; aell-
J.UIU. ing; three-year-olds; purse $300.
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St, V* Str. Fin.
894 I-ady Jane, 93 (Chevalier). 1 li/fe If li/ 3
)t)4l Arn'ette. 102 <steele) 4 8/ :-)/ •_>/
lO'J.i McFarlane, 98 (Hinrichs). .5 27 2y 3 3*
S>92 Duchf ss of Milpitas, 93 (Pig
goto 2 4V a 6* 47
1036 America, 96 (Rowan) 6 6* 4/ 5/
3015 Miss Ruth, 96 (Burns) 3 57 6J 6/
1027 Silver, 92 (E. Jones) 7 7 7 7
Fair start. Won driving. Time, 1:14 y 2 . Win
der, br. f., by Imp. Midlothian-Aunt Jane.
Betting: Lady Jane 2to 1, Arm-tie 13 to 5, Me-
Farlane 8 to 1, Duchess of Milpttas 8 to 1, Miss
Ruth 6 to 1, America 6 to 1, Silver 25 to 1.
1 OAT FOURTH RACK— One mile and a quar
-LV/tl . ter: handicap: purse $400.
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St. y» Str. Fin.
1032 Del Norte, 90 (Piggolt) 2 7* 1/ 1/
1032 Little Cripple, 107 (C.
Weber) 6 6ft 55 2/i
(1032)K0ma,95 (Chevalier) 4 4y 2 31^ 3/
1001 Mr. Jingle, 110 (Shaw) 1 J/i 2*/2 4.V
1032 McLight, 112 (Sullivan).... 6 5/» b/ 5/
1032 Malo Diablo, 101 (K. Jones). 78A iti 6S
1016 Kmma Me, 82 (Shepard) . . .3 2* 7 7
Good start. Won handily. Time, 2:091.4. Win
ner, br. h., by imp. (ireenback-Priscilla.
Betting: Del None 10 to 1, little Cripple sto 1,
Roma si<j to 1, Mr. Jingle 13 to 5, Malo Diablo 15
to 1, McLight 2 to 1, Kmma Mack 40 to 1.
104Q FIFTH lUCE-"SHORT COURSE."
iUiO. about one mile and a half; steeple
chase: handicap: purse $400.
Ind. Horse, weight. Jockey. St. IJ. Str. Fin.
1038 M.-stor. 188 (Swift) 2 1% 15 10
(103S)Mero, 132 (Kpperson) 6 6 53 2/
1017 The Lark, 152 (Seaman) 4 2? 21 35
944 Morgan U. 120 (Stewart) 6 5/'3f 4
785 Mendoclno, 124 (Mad-Jen).... 1 3/ 6 fell
1033Guadaloupe, 129 < Lindsay)... 3 4/ 4/ fell
Good start. Won easily. Time, 3:21*4. Win
ner, b. «., by Falsetto-Woodlark.
Betting: MestorStol, Mero 4to 1, The Lark 3
to 1, Morgan t» 3to 1, Mendoclno 6 10 1, Guada
loupe sto 1. All bets were declared off.
1 f\A sixth RACK— six furlongs: selling;
L\rXtJm three-year-olds and upward; purse $300.
Ind. Horse, weight, jockey. St. ,1/2 Str. Fin.
< 1008) Tillie S, 96 (Chevalier) 2 3y 2 21 li
102tj ISlue Bell, 104( Peters) 1 1/r iy 2 2nl
1031 The Drummer, 100 (Piggott)s 4/i 31/2 3*
092 Hyman. 103 (E. Jones) 4 'ih 4Vh 41/2
1026 Harry Lewis. 104 (Hin
richs) 3 5 6 5
Good stnr;. Won easily Time, 1:16. Winner,
b. m., by Mnjor Bun-Stella S.
Benin*: Tillie S even, Blue Bell 12 to 1, The
Drummer 50 to 1, Harry I^ewis 10 to 1, Hyman 6
The card for Monday is a very poor one.
Following are the entries:
First race, live-eighths of a mile, selling—
Josie G 104, Mount Carlos 104, Steadfast 106,
Little Tough <».">, Melanie 110, Amigo i). r >.
Second race, one mile, selling— Hydy 105,
Norninndie 105, Don Caesar 95, Faro 104, Sir
Reel 108, Norblieh 9.j.
Third race, half mile, maiden two-year-olds—
Don Pedro 118, Charles Boots 115,'Lndy Gray
115, Dancing Girl 115. Joe X 118, Bell Oak 115".
Fourth race, five-eighths of a mile, soiling—
Major Cook 92, Nellie G 103, (Iracie 8 »S, Banjo
IOC, Fly IOC, Rinfax 112, Uuencme 93, Keene
Fifth race, eleven-sixteenths of a mile, three
vear-olds aiid upward, 10 pounds below scale-
Entries close at 10 a. m. Sunday.
BICYCLES AND THEIR COST.
Interesting Facts for the Study of
To the doubtins Thomases who are ever
asserting that the cost of a bicycle is in
consequential compared to its selling price
the following brief sketch of the material
that enters into the integral parts of a
wheel are here enumerated :
A machine was recently "dissected" and
THE MERCHANTS AND THEIR LADIES AT GLENWOOD.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist.]
m the bearings alone 160 miniature steel
balls were found. The chain possessed 138
pieces, comprising links, rivets, nuts and
bolts. The two wheels had sixty piano
wire spokes, each of which was fastened to
the rim by a nipple and washer. The
saddle contained eighteen parts exclusive
of the rivets that help* to fasten the leather
to the metal cantel. The valves in the
pneumatic tire contained four individual
mechanical contrivances. Each pedal had
ten separate parts and the brake and con
nections ten component parts. Add to
those already mentioned sprocket-wheels,
crank shafts, chain adjustments, grips,
handle-bars, tires, rims, frame, forks, hubs,
axles, cones, washers, etc., a grand total of
over 500 individual parts is easily arrived
In a thoroughly high grade bicycle each
one oi tne integral elements is made by a
costly piece of machinery operated by
skilled artisans, whose attention to detail
and accuracy are assured facts. The ma
chinery employed in the majority of cycle
factories to-day is of an automatic nature,
and the cost of some runs up into hun
dreds of thousands of dollars. Then take
Into consideration the capital invested in
buildings and material in conduction with
the necessary expenditure for the proper
marketing and selling of the product, such
as advertising, clerk and salesman hire,
depreciation of machinery and tools and
other innumerable facts, it will be readily
seen that a first-class machine costs far
m ™ 6 a a «r th^ e a J era e ">'er imagines.
Mr. S. W. E. Hawkins, advertising man
ager of the Steams bicycles, says in the
Newspaper Maker that next year, after the
present contracts expire, bicycle advertis
ing will be done mainly in the daily papers
instead of in the monthlies as now The
daily paper is the paper of the present.
The magazine is to it what the almanac
is to the morning's weather report.
• — ♦ — »^ .
A local concern known as Ed Church & Co.
has been making bicycles at 420 Hayes street
for the past week, and has turned out eight
wheels. A number of orders have been re
ceived and Mr. Church claims that the in
dustry bids fair to rival the Eastern concerns
which have now more orders from California
than they can attend. Nearly all the material
used is imported from the East, but this stuir
has also to be bought by the Eastern manu
facturers, according to >fr. Church, and for
that reason the local concern claims its ability
to compete with the houses across the Rockies.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY. JUNE l(j, 1895,
BREATHED MOUNTAIN AIR
Merchants Recreate Among
the Trees of the Santa
FORGOT SHOPS FOR ONE DAY.
Their Eighth Annual Outing Was a
Big Success— Winners of
The wholesale merchants and -heir sales
men, clerks and employes took a day off
yesterday, and enjoyed it. It was a day
far away from the smoke and dust, away
from desks, books and packages of goods,
away from the dull brown and gray of
city life, and out among the sylvan shades
of the Santa Cruz Mountains, where the
air is sweet, trees are nature's walls and
green is the refreshing color that fills the
eye. The occasion was the eighth annual
excursion and picnic of the merchants,
and this time it was held at Glenwood.
And such a day! Could the weather
have been better? Nature was in her most
agreeable mood, and from wavelet and
fern flashed back the golden sunshine.
There are some people who think nature
is a sort of lifeless, mechanical arrange
ment, but a jaunt such as yesterday's
makes one incline to the belief that she
has a grand and beautiful soul, and, in
California particularly, wears a smiling
countenance for the man of commerce as
well as for the plain and simple tiller of
the soil. The man of commerce fell in love
with her at Glenwood.
About eight years ago Arthur R. Briggs,
then editing the Grocer and Country Mer
chant, and Charles R. King of the Pacific
Vinegar and Pickle Works, the secretary
of the merchants' general committee yes
terday, made a call upon Frank S. John
son of the Johnson-Locke Company, who
was at that time William T. Coleman's
right-hand man, and suggested that a mer
chants' picnic might be a very good thing.
It had been tried, they said, in Cincinnati,
Philadelphia, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minne
apolis, St. Paul and St. Louis, and had
proved a great success as a form of recre
ation to trade-worn business men.
The suggestion developed with a little
dishing into an excursion at Laurel Grove,
near San Rafael. The first train there
brought only 1M) people, and Messrs.Briggs,
King and Johnson were beginning to feel
that San Francisco was not quite ready for
that sort of thing, but before the day was
over there were fully 1200 people gathered
on the ground.
Since that time there has been another
excursion to Laurel Grove, two to Peta
luma, one to Schuetzen Park and two to
Canu» Taylor, yesterday's being the first
The turnout yesterday was fully all that
could have been desired, as probably over
two thousand ladies and gentlemen and
bright-looking children boarded the nar
row-gauge ferry steamer Newark at 8:15
a. m., and after "crossing the bay rilled two
long trains of twenty-five cars.
It was a pleasant, sociable, democratic,
clean gathering, in harmony with the
good humor of a California summer day,
with straw hats in abundance and Japa
nese parasols and fans galore, thanks to
Mr. Kings kind forethought.
The men who are busy handling a big
City's commerce six days for every week
in the year did not take their outing for
the purpose of loading extra labor upon
their shoulders; so for one day, at least,
they threw all business cares behind their
backs, straightened their bodies— some of
which were of jolly rotundity and could
tip the scales over the 200-pound mark—
and for once filled their lungs with the
free air of the country, and feasted their
eyes upon the sheen of the water, the hazy
hills and the softly shaded glens. And
nobody piked "stiop."
The ride to Glenwood was a good long
rest, and so was the ride back. At the
picnic grounds there was a littie pro
gramme of races, by way of diversion, and
dancing to the music of George L. Blake's
band. Corning home the air was well re
paid for its exhilarating influence by
Messrs. Leon A. Maison of F. H. Ames &
Co., Stanley Fay, F. O. Carmack, Dun
ham's cocoanut pusher, and others who
know how to use their voices and winning
ways to advantage in recreation as well as
in business. They sang much, and occa
sionally recited and imitated and eiocuted
and kept their train glad of heart ail the
tfhe first thing President Thomas H.
Browne did when he sot the opportunity
was to read the following two telegrams :
Cornwall, June 14.
President Thomas H. Browne, care of William
duff Company, San Francisco: Picnic or bust
Look out for
Carmack, repre>enting Dunham Cocoanut
Company of St. Louis.
Longi'KVan and Jessee, representing N. K.
Fairbanks & <-0., Chicago.
Los Angei.es, Jiine 14.
Thomas If. Browne, President Merchants' Pic
nic, care of William Cluff Company, San Fran
cisco: I will be with you in spirit if not in per
son *t the annual outing.
A. F. Baumgartner, Past President.
The trip to Glenwood was enlivened by
the old plantation songs, with hanjo ac
companiment, of William Woods, the
happy colored minstrel — always happy and
musical, and whose open countenance was
a cause of continual laughter, emphasized
as it was by two long rows of gleaming
white teeth and a capacious throat.
Woods is a genuine Southern darky who
thinks life is one huge joke for his par
ticular benefit, and rolls the whites of his
eyes as often as he grins. Consequently
his shining sable face is much broader
As soon as the two strings of cars had
rolled through the tunnels and stopped at
Glenwood the Japanese parasols and fans
were put to their proper use, and the pic
nickers strol led among the trees in the
search for quiet nooks in which to eat
their basket lunches, which they had
brought along. Sandwiches, hard-boiled
tggs, pies and cakes, soon disappeared, for
the appetites were good, and then the foot
races began, according to the series pub
lished in yesterday's Call.
The first race was for porters only, and
Messrs. Schelly, Russell, Martinelli, Scully,
Collins and Eagan entered, with the result
that Mr. Eagan won the first prize, a case
of Cutter whiskey; Mr. Russell took sec
ond, a case of oriental soap, and Mr. Mcln
tyre third, a case of lavanne.
Girls between 10 and 15 years ran the
next race, Myrl Allen winning the pair of
gloves, Hattie Wagner Ahe pocketbookand
Julia Hensley the box of of gum.
Stanley Fay, Robert Duane, J. J.
Cronin. J. E. Hardman, J. F. Prescott and
W. J. Gilbert entered for the salesmen's
sprinting dash, Mr. Fay securing the case
of Jesse Moore AA whisky, Mr. Hardman
the twelve-pound caddy of tobacco and
Mr. Gilbert the box of cigars.
The married ladies' race was run by:
Mesdames Casey, McKenzie, Eagan,
Shelly, Allen anil Abbiatti. Mrs. Shelly
finished first, winning the dozen Maggi
Bouillon; Mrs. Casey was a close second,
and got the box of tea, and Mrs. Abbiatti
was a smart third, and was rewarded with
the quarter gross of enameline.
For the boys' race nine entered, namely:
C. Teller, ti. Fairkind, J. Sullivan, G.
Conlan, C. Hay, J. P. Sullivan, A. Hen
sley, E. Herzog and P. Petrie. Young
Teller won it and now possesses a gilt
edged edition of Shakespeare, Master
lk-rzog being awarded the case of claret as
second prize and Master Hensley securing
the case of perfume.
So far all had been gentle merriment,
but the real fun was to be had in the next
race — that of the fat men weighing over
It was run by Harry A. Koesler and P. J.
Kennedy of the William Cluff Company,
D. M. Caslin und Daniel H. Haskell, cap
tain of the tug Fearless. Koesler has a
record of several annual victories, but
came near losing this time. Down the
narrow and dusty track they puffed and
perspired, Kennedy holding on to Roesler.
"Let go!" yelled Roesler. "You'll make
me lose this race."
"Oh, you'll win it all right, and if I hang
on to you I'll be sure of second place," was
Kennedy's assuring response.
And so it turned out, the pail of grease
offered as the third prize, going to Captain
Haskell, who is not much accustomed to
navigating on land anyhow. This gave to
Mr. Roesler the case of Noble whisky and
to Mr. Kennedy the box of cigars. Mr.
Roesler had offered to share the whisky
with his colleague anyhow.
The last race was for young ladies. The
Misses Cronin, Smith, Kennedy, Stone,
Wimscher, Bartman and Eagan entered,
and Miss Maggie Cronin won the pair of
French kid shoes. Miss Juanita Smith the
box of tea and Miss Teresa Bartman the
Y. A. cheese.
Chairman Kennedy of the games com
mittee then read the numbers of the gate
prizes, which can be obtained by calling at
the William Cluff Company. There were
165 of them, as follows:
549, 1524, 349, 9, 1388, 1655, 161, 1454
1685, 240, 352, 1683, 1811, 1515, 1456, 395*
1468, 1618, 1669, l'J6, 1915, 1933, 1348 129*
304, 131, 102, 1709, 1603. 1227, 410, 350* 287*
302. 1482, 133. 1610, 575, 1724, 1263. 1269*
290,1949,141,1803.211, 1365, 61, 559 18*
I 1258, 59, 1290, 312, 1695, 29, 1813, 1792 '520*
I 328, 1288, 1854, 1662, 1535, 408, 197, 237*
1395, 50, 570, 1608, 258, 191, 1254 184"'
1449.1444,177,78,354, 1539. 1. 5d7 1635'
517, 537,1843, 1389, 539, 525, L933, 1853, 1664'
1628, 417, 1476, 1945, 1816. 91, 163 300'
593, 1638, 1437, 253, 1839, 150, 1922.' 1410*
1442, 1490, 1630, 1207, 1325, 1277. 1430, 194*
1661, 1488. 174. 1907, 1964, 267*
34, 20, 1276, 142, 600, 1367, 1871*
1323, 336, 1833, 1739, 1213, 315'
538,1814, 1615, 1646,1910, 1329, 1674, 1320*
564. 393. 1798, 1525. 544, 1897, 598, 201 43*
1752, 1373. 1884, 1466, 72, 318, 1443, 263 8*
338, 339. 173.
All in all, it was a "king" picnic, said
Mr. Browne, with a wicked pun, and Sec
retary King's rejoinder was that "it was
A hasty glance over the grounds took in
the following as but a few of the many who
enjoyed the outing:
President Thomas H. Browne, George A.
Kohn of Coghill <& Kohn, M. H. Weed of .1. D.
Spreekels Bros., W. M. Brown of Getz Bros., W.
K. Brackett and Emil A. Engelberg of Tillmann
& Bendel, F. E. Bngham of Bricham & Hoppe,
W. A. Liebes of the Johnson-Locke Company,
Ed Pond of C. E. Whitney & Co., William F.
Man of Mau, Sadler <fc Co., Jacob Levi Jr. of H.
Levi & Co., Webster Jones, A. Meertif of
Haas Bros., Isidor Seiler of Drummond
Tobacco Company, W. B. Wellman of Wellman,
Peck i Co., A. A. Hooper of Hooper & Jen
nings, Al Ehrman, Charles J.King of the Pa
cific Vinegar and Pickle Works, J. A. Folger,
Thomas J. Harris of Brigham, Hoppe & Co.,
Clifford Ireland, Leon A. Maison of F. 11. Ames
& Co., A. A. Banz of the William Cluff Co., W.
E. Wicker, George Wheaton of N. K. Fairbanks
A Co., W. E. Blake, George W. Lamb of Paul
Kieger A: Co., Frank H. Tyler, I*. J. Kennedy of
the William Cluff Co., W. W. Sanderson, H". P.
Howard, D. H. Vail. Carl Wolbach, Hugh
M. Johns, George R. L cy, R. M. Duperu, H. C.
Casebolt, Cliarles M. Bredhoff, Samuel fieiler,
Robert Lnhinan, Charles F. Sage, C. W. Hawks,
Stanley Fay; Miss Ruggles, Miss Boyd, Miss M.
Lorembt, Miss H. Flicker, Miss H. La Chapelle,
Harry A. Roesler, Miss Mary Long, H. L. Tieh
enor, Miss O'Kane, D. Snluvmn, I). Buckley,
Ed McDonald, Fred Baumgartner, Harry
Mohr, Charles H. Kelly, Carson City, Ney.;G.
B. Williams, Vacaville; Charles J. Simon,
Frank Bates, James Suydam, William Ireland,
James Harold, William Harold, Colonel C. J.
Filler, George Savage, Thomas Kirkpatrick,
Mr. Hunter, George Jennings, Fred Cohn, Paul
Rieger. Charles J. King, Miss Emma Duncan,
Miss Aggie Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Floyd, Mr. and Mrs. Spiering, Mrs. Lone,
Miss Lou Long, Mrs. M. A. Duncan, Mrs.
Thomas H. Browne, Mss. A. A. Banz, Miss Lot
tie Schlueter, the Misses Dora and Belle Banz,
Miss M. J. Cummings, Miss Julia Wagner, Mr.
and Mrs. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Moubray R.
Dundas, J. S. Farren, James Kinkade, Major
William Cluff, Miss Edna Lyman, Miss Lily
Murphy, George Bates, George Downey,
Robert Luhman. Con Graham, Mr. Wells,
F. S. Carmack, A. J. Jessee, J. Lon
guevan, Richard Mehrtens, Miss M. Cohn,
Mr. Maxwell, Miss Maxwell, Miss Hillman, Mr.
Hillman, Mr. Lanauger, S. J. Murphy, Colonel
J. Rooney, Mr. Sherwood, G. Clinch. W. P.
Fuller, Mr. Rothschild, C. B. Jennings, Mr. and
Mrs. George R. Lucy, Frank H. Ames, Felix
Devlin, Dan O'Callahan, Major Frank
Vail, Lieutenant Thomas M. Cluff, A. W.
Porter, D. H. Porter, B. F. Barton,
Miss Mamie Donahue, Miss Mamie Patterson,
Mr. and Mrs. Baggett, Mr. and Mrs. Starr, Joe
Morrison, Frank Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Marklny,
the Misses Blanchard, Miss May Patterson. Miss
Mamie Donohue, Miss Minnie Kay, Miss
Blanche Limbeaugh, Miss Dodie Limheaugh,
the Misses Hart, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wright,
Mrs. Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Snell, Mr. and Mrs.
John L. Williams, Mrs. P. H. Tyler, Miss Anita
Hpellman, Mrs. P. J. Kennedy, William Haas,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Coburn, Mr. and Mrs.
Morris Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dallam,
Frank P. Johnson, J. Weisner, Mr. and Mrs.
John McCarthy, Clarence Wilfred Browne, Fid
ward Shelley, Edward McCarthy, Luke C.
Srusovich, Edward C. Hughes, Harry Loveland,
A. Durand, R. L. Fairchild, A. M. Peach, C. W.
Buck, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bennett, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Barry, Henry Gray.
WORK ALWAYS ON TAP.
Surveyor-General Green Has a
Great Scheme for the
Let Every Decent Unfortunate Be
United States Surveyor-General W. S.
Green, longer and better known as the
editor of the Colusa .Sun, is nursing a large
and original plan for solving the problem
of the unemployed, and he expects to see
it in practical operation some of these
days. It is somewhat like the famous
plan of Mayor Pingree of Detroit, though
Mr. Green evolved his plan long before Mr.
Pingree talked about his.
The Green plan is for cities and counties
to own adequate farms whereon anybody
wanting work may find it at employment
which shall make the worker not only self
supporting and self-respecting, but make
the farm entirely self-supporting besides,
thus relieving both the public and the
Government from any burdens of this sort,
while want is at the same time ended.
The Supervisors of Colusa County a year
or so ago appropriated $10,0u0 and con
tracted for 200 acres of land to experiment
with Mr. Green"s plan, but the hard times
and consequent grumbling about taxes
caused the scheme to be temporarily
dropped. Mayor Sutro and others here
who nave heard of the idea have written
approvingly to Mr. Green about it, and it
is as timely a topic now as ever, for it
contemplates a new and permanent feature
of city and county government.
If the editor and Surveyor-General has a
hobby it is this, and thfs is the way he
talked about it yesterday :
"My plan is that of" a self-supporting
farm of adequate size, which shall be
boutfht and provided with stock and tools
by the county or by a large city like this.
Now one acre of land will easily support
live people. Winter before last this City
raised $90,000 or so in money for the Unem
ployed, and the schools held a carnival of
charity in providing lunches. If the City
had owned say 1000 acres of land that
$!X),000 would have done a good deal toward
putting the farm into condition to use,
wouldn't it? On a farm of 1000 acres 5000
people could be supported the year round.
"Such a place should not be called a
poor-farm. That idea and all ideas of
charity should be avoided. It should be a
Clace where any man out of work, whether
c was entirely broke or not, could find a
free chance to support himself by his own
efforts without expense to anybody else.
"On such a farm fruits of all kinds, veg
etables, chickens, hogs, cattle and sucn
things could be raised. Those who worked
would produce all the staple food they
would eat and enough besides to pay for
sugar, coffee and running expenses. Do
you know that it is astonishing how little
labor, especially in this country, will pro
duce from the ground all that a man needs
to eat, and it is astonishing how product
ive a little ground favorably situated can
be made. A Chinese gardener near Colusa
sold $8000 worth of vegetables from eight
acres of land in one year.
"With a good farm provided with sleep
ing barracks and other simple means
of comfortable living there would be pro
ductive work always waiting any one that
wanted it. If each man given employment
worked but a day or two a week he would
pay for his support. Even an old man
scarcely able to move around could sit
down and pull weeds from an onion bed.
"The labor that would be employed on
such a public farm would not only make it
self-supporting, but it would develop, im
prove and beautify it. Walks, flowers and
attractive grounds and buildings could be
secured with the labor not actually needed
in productive work. Expense for "manage
ment need be but small, and with produc
tive land, I repeat, the amount of labor
that would be exacted would be small.
Why, the County Hospital at Woodland,
where the sick are cared for, and the one
in Colusa County are practically self-sup
porting because land is worked by those
who can work.
"Let there be no charity in the spirit of
operation, and nothing penal or disgrace
"Let it be a place where any proud and
self-respecting man could honorably and
comfortably support himself until he" could
find regular employment. Give any man
who wants employment a chance to work,
and if he won't work and is no good, why,
put him to breaking rock or hang him, and
use him for a fertilizer. Such a place would
be a general employment office and the
best kind of one. At t>uch a place shoe
makers, tailors and other artisans could be
given work often at their trades. It would
be a storehouse of work for all who wanted
it and a central supply of labor.
"Every county and every large city
should "supply such a place and plant.
The unemployed would cost the com
munity nothing further. Mayor Pingree's
Detroit plan is putting individual effort to
what tne community should do, and it
carries with it the idea and spirit of
charity. I believe this would solve the
tramp and unemployed problems. I be
lieve that it is thoroughly practicable. It
has never been tried because it is a new
thing and mankind is prone to keep on
putting the rock in one end of the sack of
POLES MUST COME DOWN
Protest Against the Abandoned
Electric Line at the Pan
H. H. Lynch Says That the Rails and
Trolley Wires May Be Re
The property-owners on Baker and Fell
streets, in the immediate vicinity of the
panhandle entrance to (iolden Gate Park,
are complaining that the Market-street
Railway Company has left wires and rails
standing for several months on part of the
abandoned Metropolitan Electric road and
also neglected the roadway between the
At present there is serious talk of pre
paring a protest to the Board of Super
visors with a petition that proper action be
taken in the premises. It is argued that
since this portion of the Electric line has
been abandoned, and apparently will not
be used again, the street railway company
ought to remove the poles, wires and rails
and put the streets in good condition.
The road was cheaply constructed and
without regard for its appearance or for
the comfort of the public. Were the tracks
well laid and paved as the new roads of
the Market-street Company's electric sys
tem are there would not be so much
ground for fault-finding, but the old
Metropolitan tracks are full of ruts and
dangerous obstructions that make riding
over them extremely unpleasant near the
In the open space opposite the wide,
embowered avenue there is still a row of
iron poles with cross arms supporting
trolley wires, and beneath are double
tracks very rickety and so poorly ballasted
that the ties show through the macadam.
There used to be an ample sweep for car
riages passing in or out of the panhandle,
but these poles and tracks, now absolutely
useless and unsightly to look upon, in
trude themselves obnoxiously to the incon
venience of bicyclists and riders.
Along Fell street from Devisadero to
Baker and thence upon Baker to Page
street those abandoned rails and trolley
poles and wires have been left standing.
The railroad company ran its new lines
along the two other sides of the parallelo
gram formed by four blocks, and in doing
so avoided the steep grade on Baker street,
between Oak and Page, which is almost
impracticable for an electric line. The
grade is 14 per cent and has been shunned
by the company, as the heavy inclines on
Scott street were abandoned for the easy
slopes of Devisadero street. •
H. H. Lynch, superintendent of con
struction of the Market-street system, was
asked about the forgotten tracks and trol
ley poles near the panhandle.
"I don't exactly know," said he, "what
we are going to d"o with that bit of road.
It is not to be used again, and I suppose
the only thing to do is to tear it up.
Maybe we will remove it soon."
According to the provisions of the origi
nal franchise granted the Metropolitan
Company by the Solid Nine of execrable
memory, the franchise has been forfeited
on various points. It was expressly agreed
to build the road to the ocean within three
years after the franchise was granted, and
failing in this the company would abso
lutely lose title to the road. "The road was
to reach the ocean in three years and carry
passengers for a nickel fare. On each of
the T poles opposite the park panhandle
the franchise called for an electric light
that accidents might not occur. The
lights were never known to shine, and now
there are neither lights nor electric cars on
that stretch of abandoned and neglected
FISHING AND SHOOTING.
Where Angling in the Bay Is Good.
Camping in Mendocino
Bay fishing is steadily improving on the
north shore ana good catches of rockcod,
tomcod, smelt and kingfish and other
varieties of the finny tribe are made daily
on the Sausalito and Tiburon fishing banks.
Tomcods are reported to be more plentiful
than for some time, and as the fishing
banks are very convenient, being only a
short distance from the Sausaiito ferry
landing, quite a number of anglers, fre
quently ladies and children, can be seen
daily in boats enjoying themselves angling
for these game little fish. Quite a number
of kingfish and occasionally a few flounders
are often caught in the same locality.
On Monday last George Whitney, the
well-known angler, caught 116 kingfish
and tomcod, most of the latter in a few
hour's fishing on the banks opposite Sausa
lito about 300 yards off shore.
On Wednesday Fred Barnard and two
friends caught over 200 tomcods and king
fish and five large flounders in the same
The best place for rockcod fishing at
present is California City, near the fish
yard, Lime Point, and Point Cavallo. At
the latter point fish weighing from two to
five pounds have recently been caught in
On Wednesday Fred Bergeman and
companions caught sixty-five pounds of
red rockcod and one nine-pound queen
codfish at Point Cavallo and Yellow Bluff.
Smelts are caught from the wharves in
Sausalito, but the largest are to be had at
Target Rock, near the fishyard opposite.
On Tuesday last Al Thomsen and friend
caught forty-six smelts at Target Rock,
several weighing from one to one and a
half pounds and measuring from sixteen
to eighteen inches in length.
Among a party of tourists who took their
departure from this city yesterday on
board one of the steamers that ply be
tween this city and Point . Arena were
Eugene Flanders, J. Xoonan, S. O'Neil,
John Burns, W. Zeller and Joseph Warde.
The pleasure seekers, on their arrival at
Point Arena, will start for the headwaters
of the Garcia River, and will pitch camp
at a favorite place, knows asCooneys Hol
low, which is within easy reach of the
stream. Zeller, being an expert angler,
will supply camp with fish, and Noonan,
who has a reputation as a great deer
hunter, will assuredly provide the happy
family witn all the venison steaks that will
Burns, being a home-made man, will
look after camp affairs, and Flanders,
whose gastronomic feats are well known to
the residents of Point Arena ana vicinity,
hopes for a good time devouring flapjacks
and maple syrup. "Shorty" O'Xeii has
been commissioned to take charge of the
camp fires and stews, and Ward, having a
predilection for daylrght naps under the
shadow of giant rtdwood trees, will look
after those of the party who may disturb
camp during darkness* by heavy-weight
selections from S'nora on the nasal flute.
The tourists will remain two weeks among
the big trees of Mendocino County.
His Way of Beating It.
Rivers — That makes five one-cent pieces
you've dropped in that slot, and there
hasn't a stick of sweetened chocolate
dropped out vet. What's the use of wasting
your mone}' like that?
Banks (in a rage) -I'm going to keep
putting them in till it gets full or some
thing comes out. I'm not going to be beat
by any blamed machine! (Drops in a lot
more coins.)— Chicago Tribune.
A gentleman who recently died in
Vienna at the age of 70 had bee"n a smoker
since he was 17. During that time he had
smoked 328,713 cigars, 43,639 of which were
gifts. Those he paid for cost him $2500.
Can it be true? Must we tell-but half the
truth so that certain people will believe
Heard a man say: " Those shoe factory
people claim too much ; can't be true."
Must we say we sell shoes for a " little
less" than retailers when "much less"
expresses the truth?
A thousand times no!
We sell shoes at retail at the same prices
we do at wholesale and we have the
largest wholesale business on the Coast.
We will not abate one particle of what
we can justly claim. Would you
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