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CRUSHED BY THEWHEELS.
The Associated Clubs' Ten-
Mile Road Race a Series
HARRY HARVEY KILLED.
Acme Club, McDougrall, Won First
and Wing of San Jose Made
It -was a great day for the riders of the
wheel yesterday and those who crossed
the bay and rode to Haywards witnessed
probably as exciting a road race as has
ever been seen hereabouts before. Cer
tainly in point of entries and the number
of accidents happening to the riders it was
way ahead of any previous similar event
of the kind.
One serious mishap occurred and that
was so serious and so unfortunate that it
cast a damper over the entire day's sport.
It was about 11 :15 o'clock and some of the
riders were as much as twenty minutes on
the way. An electric car, No. 34, crowded
with officials and the press representatives,
had started at the same time the limit men
did and had kept up with them all the
distance. It was Dealing the water-tank
at the junction of the San Lorenzo and
Haywards roads, going at a high rate of
speed, when several wheelmen, not racers,
by the way, who were riding a side path
alongside the railroad track, attempted to
cross in front of the fast approaching car.
The motorman sounded hi< whistle and
the two who did manage to cross had a
The third, Harry Harvey of the Cali
fornia Cycling Club, saw it would be im
possible for him to get over in safety. He
turned his wheel to avoid the collision, tiut
the front wheel caught in a rut and threw
him off bis mount directly on to the
tracks. The car was right upon him and
as it was impossible to stop it his life was
crushed out in an instant. The car was
stopped and his remains carried to a house
near by. The body was frightfully
Harvey was "25 years of age and was em
ployed in this City by the Pope Manu
facturing Company, where his brother, J.
W. Harvey, the well-known racer, also
worked. The latter was in ffan Leandro
at the time of the accident and when told
of it he was completely unmanned.
Strange to say Harvey's wheel was un
injured, as he was thrown from it on to
the tracks; the front wheel when it struck
the rut bucked him off.
The race itself was new to the wheelmen
here, because of trie large number of riders
in it, and it was proportionately difficult to
handle. Hut the times taken were all ac
curate, thanks to the efficiency of the ori*i
ciala, :md for sucn a big affair it was
The course lay from High street, Fruit
vale, to Haywards, just ten miles. The
course was not id very gooa shape, as it is
getting late in the season and the roads
were cut up and sandy in places. There
were originally ninety-eight entrants, and
of this number ninety starte.i, exactly
double the number in the race last year,
for this was the regular annual ten-mile
event of the California Associated Cycling
Ciubs. These ninety starters hailed" from
BCENB AT THE FINISH OF THE GREAT EOAD RACE. McDOUGALL, THE WINNER, CROSSING THE TAPE.
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everywhere— San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley
and this City being largely represented.
Only two-thirds of them actually fin
ished the race, however, and what hap
pened to the others is a long story of hard
Juck, punctures, broken wheels and tbe
like— too long to rind space here. Davis,
Griffiths and Languetin fell, but re
mounted and finished in good time. Free
n.an rode in on a fiat tire. Irones and
Hurley collided. Jesse Ives' saddle
turned. Goddard bad a puncture. Allan
Jones and Ed Chapman, two speedy Olym
pics, met with mishaps and quit. So it
was all along the line, and even the sixty
two who crossed the tape, singly and in
bunches, showed some evidences of having
come to grief.
The winner turned up in one McDougall
of Pleasanton, a member of the Acme
Club, whose initials no one knew, and who
may be protested, because it was said he
had not belonged to the club the requisite
sixty days before the race. The Acmes
won the race last year, but Brouillet, who
did the trick then, finished hfty-eigiith
yesterday. John Wing of the San Jose
Jioad Club made-best time, 25:59 2-5, which
Highest of all in Leavening Power. — Latest U. S. Gov*t Report
ABSOLUTELY. PURE j
is considered very fast. : The coast record
is 23:45, held by Nissen, and the world's is
! 24:16 1-5, held by Parker of Texas. . •
Tbe following table shows the positions
at finish, handicap and net riding time.
i K %
I 2 3
•_'::)() 1 26:59 1-5
3:15 27:25 1-5
1:50 '26:05 4-5
3:00 27:4B 2-5
2:15 27:11 1-5
4:00 29:12 1-5
:45 25:59 2-5
2:25 28:06 2-5
' 1 :40 26:17
2:30 28:12 2-5
2:10 28:05 3-5
' :30 26:88 1-5
i :20 126:44 2-5
:10 26:35 1-5
' :45 27:28
1:40 28:28 1-5
:45| 27:35 1-5
1 :00 2S:44
3:00 31:00 1-5
:10 29:14 2-5
2:b0 32:21 4-5
1 McDougall : Acme
2 Charles Birdsall <\ c. r.
:t i:. a. rouit.T c. c. c
» II. C. KastPliS <'. A. ( .
5 Otto Roch ;C. C. C.
tf ii. H. Crafts Acme
7 H. P. Ay I ward Acme
8 K. II. Hammond S..I.U.C.
!) I". M. Lefevre 'Ainu-
10 K. I.. Day IS. C. W.
11 Thomas Boyd C. C. 0.
12 K. 1). Meod«] V'-iiif
13 William Betd C C. C.
14 0. Rroeti \O. ii. W.,
15 B. .1. Spars (Acme
16 F. H. Norton C. C. C. I
17 F. B. Wilkens C A- C
18 J. K. Scott Acme
19 J. K. Wing s .I.K.C.
•M 0. A. Hanscn Acme
21 W. C. KI017. C. C. C.
22 O. W. Titntan O. C.
23 H. a Williams \C C. ' - .
24 George Fuller O. C. W.
25 K. a. Bozio ;I. C ( .
•.»B o. II. Jlanspn O. «'. W.
27 T. A. (irilliths H. 0. W.
i US H. DowniiiK Ui.C.V. i
| 2J> E. Languetin (B.C. W.
j 30 V. Joost C. «". < '.
31 J. D. Cardinell G C. C. ,
< 'i'2 V. .Maunder Acme
S3 H. Mayo < '. <'. C.
■m K. K. Haley l.C.C. i
:<:> P. Morrin l.C.C. j
US .1. K. Kd wards O. «'. W.\
■A7 9. i». Ciildwell |B. C!. W.
H^ H. JI. Krwman B.C. W.
H9 «;. a. Nissen '. Acme
! 40 V. M. Byrne I. C. C.
41 C L. Davis lO. C. W.I
43 J. P. Burns Ii. C. C. !
4i! B. 1.V0I1S. l.C.C.
44 l;d Lancrr |I. C.C. i
I 45 L. Cooper B. C. ('.
i 46 A- L Hollins |B. C. W.
47 L. sittenhelm IC. R. C. i
4s T. 11. Nevin iAcme
i 49 A. J. Menne IB. C. W.
5(1 C. s. Myrick R. A. C.
SI F. .1. Smith S.F.K.c
.VJ .]. II. Smith &F.r!c!
5H H. Cosgriff O. CW
f>4 G. W. Frost H. C. C.
SO W. I. l'ivlpy 1S.F.R.C;
58 A . E. Cumbers I D. C. C I
57 William (inaves jAcme
58 a. W. BrouUlet Acme
59.1. H. Frauk K. C. C.
til H. V. lieady |B. C. W.\
' 62 E. A. Koeers I Acme
i Attention is called to F. L. Day of the
Bay City "Wheelmen, who finished tenth.
He started sixty-third and overtook them
1 one by one. In another mile he would
; have won. Nobody passed him, and for a
new rider his performance was particu
The finish was a scene of great confu
sion, as the road was packed on each side
with people all yelling themselves hoarse,
> and all neighboring trees and housetops
. were covered. Through it all, however,
| the timers and scorers, mounted on a
I raised platform at the tape, were cool and
j collected, and the only man not accounted
' for was a red-haired Acme rider who fin
• ished sixtieth. He had no number on his
i wheel, no one seemed to know him, and
the mystery as to his identity may never
1 be solved.
Chairman Gibson of the road-racing com
mittee distributed the prizes to the win- j
ners of time and place after the race. I
Among them were a diamond locket, a
! diamond ring, unset diamond, gold watch,
■ diamond link sleeve-buttons, gold fob, dia
i mond stud, silver Mask, quartz ring ana
other articles of like value. The special
: trophy of a silver cup from the Olympic'
! Publishing Company was awarded "to the !
; Acme Club on points.
The officials who contributed so much to I
the success of the race were: Referee, H. |
i H. White; judces— Al Holloway, 11. F.
; Wynne, A. J. Powell, 0. W. Gompertz, j
I Joseph Catanich. J. F. HancocK, T.'Spil
'lane: timers — George H. Strong, Georse !
I P. Wetmore, George H. Stratton, J. T. j
Bailey, Joseph A. Desimone, P. H. Kerri- |
i gan, F. H. Dunne, H. P. Howard; scorers— '■
Georee L. Hall, Stanley G. Scovern. H. W.
Spalding; clerks— John Kitchen Jr. and
assistants; handicapper— It. A. Smyth;
racing committee — M. R. Gibson, 0. A.
W. H. Toepke lias been appointed secre
tary-treasurer of the North California Di
vision, League of American Wheelmen, to
serve until December 1, taking the position
made vacant by the resignation of C..N.
There will be a big wheelmen's night at
the People's Theater next Wednesday
evening. Arrangements have been made
for checking wheels, and riders from this
City and Oakland will be in attendance in
"THE CALL" BICYCLE CLUB.
A Good Showing Made From All
Departments of the Paper— The
Run to Haywards.
The Call Bicycle Club was well repre
sented at the Haywards races. Their run
began at Fruitvale, and Captain Spalding
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1895.
i set the pace over the intervening 12 miles
i to the red ribbon at Haywards at a gait
| that would have startled the racers had
j they been abroad so early.
Nearly all the departments of the paper
were represented — the business office, the
editorial rooms, the composing rooms, the
an department, the etching and the press
rooms. They took the 8:.'50 boat at the foot
of Market street, and arrived an hour later
j at Fruitvale. Tne ladies' annex sent a fair
! representation, both as to numbers and
j otherwise, and in all Thk Call bikers num
j bered about forty. The first halt was made
ai .San Leandro. where there was a rest
j long enough to permit such speedy riders
as Boyle, Smith, Helmore and the rest to
rub the foam off their steeds.
It was here that the incident of the tack
occurred. While Mr. Foltz was doing his
: famous English curves in front of the
i Kstudillo house to the admiring gazes of
j the annex and the glassy eyes of the less
i skillful male riders, one of the older in-
I habitants of the classic burg — with a bunch
I of whiskers on his chin — became inspired
with a brilliant and original plan for add
ing to the general ioyonsness of the occa
sion. Perhaps this inhabitant was a farmer
THE ORIGINAL INSPIRATION OF A SAN LEANDRO INHABITANT.
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by occupation, but certainly not in the
sense that Chimmie FacUien applies the
word. He exhibited rare tact — also a car
pet tack. The latter he placed business
end up in a position where it wouid be
bound to do the most good when Foltz
returned .on another lap.
Mr. -San Leandro roared hilariously when
the tack found a resting-place in the good
new tire, but the annex said it was "just
too mean. 1 ' The inhabitant's efforts to
please were not appreciated. He retired
to laugh- it out with himself, while the
crippled tire was more or less promptly
mended. And the club and its annex flew
toward the little city that was the mecca
for all cyclers in this part of the world
There were any number of records broken
on that live-mile stretch, and though tbe
Haywards road was fairly alive with
, bicycle-riders yesterday, you will discover
! by inquiring of the members of The Call
Bicycle Club this morning and all the rest
of I lie week that they passed everything
on the road, except a few pumps and soda
| water stands. With becoming modesty,
! however, born of a de?ire to give the other
clubs and the unattached riders a fair
show and every possible encouraeemsnt,
| none of the records made by members of
: The Call wheelmen are published at this
time. But if Jimmie Swinnerton insists
upon gel ting in the way with his tandem
at future events, and such crack men as
Simpson of the Chronicle and Jerome of
the Custom-house insist upon making the
road dusty when The Call Bicycle Club
| passes by, extreme measures may be re
i sorted to, and a list of records published in
tabular form that will make common,
I ordinary people go into training at once.
On the homeward trip the belated trade
j winds blew straight in the faces of all the
riders, not even excepting The Call
wheelmen. But it didn't phase them in
the least, and they arrived in San Fran
cisco in ample time for their respective
duties, as this morning's pape r will show.
The French Church.
The Rev. Father Auciiffret of the French
church Notre Dame des Victoires having gone
to Cambridge, Mass., to take charge of a Dana
dlan-Kre&ob parish recently established there,
Rev. Father (iente will be the pastor. His as-
Mstants are Jtev. Fnther Loude, recently of Van
Buren College, Maine, and the Rev." Father
THEY WANT PURE MILK
Prominent Dairymen Confer
With Members of the Board
DR. J. C. SPENCER'S REPORT.
Weak Invalids of the City and
County Hospital Using the
A committee from the Milkmen's Asso
ciation appeared yesterday before Drs.
Williamson and Fitzgibbon, representing
the Board of Health. The object of the
meeting was merely to discuss in a general
way the situation and the best means of
remedying the evil. The dairymen pres
ent were Messrs. Tabor, liurmeil, Loewe,
Sarthou and Meilly.
Mr. Tabor, as spokesman for the Milk
men's Association, said:
11 We are just as anxious as the Health
Department that the people should have
pure milk and stand ready as an associa-
tion and as individual members of the
same to pledge our hearty co-operation in
any measure adopted by the Board of j
Health that will prohibit the adulteration j
of milk. Leaving out of consideration '
altogether the humane part of the proposi- j
tion, it is to our interest that only pure !
milk should be sold. Under the present i
condition of affairs it is utterly impossible
for any of us to make money * while there '
are many not covering expenses.
"This is all due to adulteration, which
enables unscrupulous venders to sell milk
at half the living price and make money at
that. As an illustration of what impure
milk means to the company with which I
am connected, I will say that we have been
able to pay but one dividend in three
years. This is due to other people selling
adulterated milk at a much lower figure
than it costs to produce the pure article
thereby forcing us to sell at their figures or
not at all. The major portion of this milk !
conies from the adjoining counties— San
Mateo, Marin, Alameda and Contra Costa.
I he dealers there are forced to put what is
called 'preservaline' into their milk, other
wise they could not get it into the market.
Inis adulteration is practically necessary
with them, because of the repeated trans
fers and changes which must be made be
fore the City is reached; otherwise the
milk would sour."
Mr. Tabor read an ordinance which he
suggested the Board of Health, would sup
port. It susgested that every milkman be
required to first secure a permit from the
Health Department, which should be for
feited if the holder were caught selling
The proposed ordinance further stipu
lated that milk offered for sale snould con
tain not more than 88 per cent of water,
nor less than 12 per cent of milk solids, the
whole to show not less than 3 per cent of
cream. The Babcock test was thought to
be the proper method employed in de
termining the purity of the milk offered
Dr. Williamson expressed himself as
pleased with the apparent willingness of
the Milkmen's Association to aid the
Board of Health in the matter of supply
ing the public with pure milk, and prom
ised to present the matter to them at the
next meeting. For the edification of those
present not familiar with the Babcock
test, Dr. 'Williamson had Milk Inspector
Dockery give a practical demonstration of
the matter. The milk tested yielded a
fraction over 3 per cent of butter fat.
Dr. J. C. Spencer Saturday tiled the fol
lowing report on the milk furnished the
City and County Hospital by John Roberts :
Report on milk from John Roberts supplied
he City and County Hospital:
Microscopical examination: Diminished pu
rity cream fat. Cream, t> per cent; specific
gravity, 10.20. J. c. Spencer,
According to the Milk Inspector there
should have been 12 per cent of cream and
the specific gravity should have been 10.30.
Consequently he contends that the inva
lids and patients of the City and County
Hospital have been fed on impure and
adulterated milk, which i3 all some of
them are able to consume as food.
Milk Inspector Dockery went at the
milkman of the hospital like a sleuth on
the trail of a bandit. Yesterday morning
about 3 o'clock he went to the institution
and secreted himself in the watchman's
room, where he lay in wait for the arrival
of the milkman. About 4 o'clock he was
rewarded by the entrance ot that individ
ual, who came in at the upper gate.
After about four cans had been carried
in he seized one, shook it up well and took
therefrom two samples, which were placed
in bottles and promptly sealed. One of
these samples was given the milkman, who
happened to be a son of the man who has
the contract to supply the hospital, and
the other Mr. Dockery brought to town
with him and turned over to the Bacteri
ologist of the Board of Health, whose re
port on the same appears above.
Mr. Roberts will be arrested to-day
and proceedings will be begun against him
as soon thereafter as possible. He is liable
to a fine of $500 and six months' imprison
ment in the County Jail.
A MONGOLIAN BURGLAR.
Ah Gung Is Captured While
in the Act of Entering
Had a Complete Outfit In His Pos
session and Was an Expert
at the Business.
Sergeant Shea and his Chinatown squad
made a clever capture of a professional
Chinese burglar yesterday. He is Ah
Ghung, alias Ah Woh, and is an all-round
worker in the housebreaking business, as
his kit and outfit show.
For some time Chinese have been com
plaining to Sergeant Shea of small burg
laries, and other officers have at numerous
times found marks on doors and windows
that bore the unmistakable imprint of the
jimmy, but, though tney were exceedingly
watchful, no trace of the culprit could they
find until yesterday.
Officer Tracey was walking down Bun
comb alley yesterday morning a few
minutes before 11 o'clock on the watch for
"dope iiends"aml more jimmy signs when
j he heard an unusual sound emanating
1 from the head of an abandoned stairway,
| near Jackson street. The place had been
closed at the street entrance and floored
over at the top, a fact, in view of the pecu
liar noise, which was very suggestive to
I the officer.
He accordingly lit a match, and, hold
ing it through an opening, beheld a Mon
golian sprawled on his 'back and boring
vigorously at the floor above. Tracey tore
open the entrance and seizing a lamp close
by started for his man, who retreated into
the darkest corner as soon as he saw he
The officer soon hauled him out and on
making an examination found he had cap
tured a burglar redhanded with all the
tools of the craft in his possession. The
heathen was sent to the California street
station and a thorough investigation was
It was found that the Mongolian Jimmy
HopeJ had dug through a twelve-inch
brick wall, sawed off a hard wood Deam six
inches square, and was when appreheded,
engaged in boring a circle of holes which
when sawed out would allow a man's body
to pass through.
Had he been successful, his improvised
passageway would have admitted the
houseworker into a closet from which he
could easily have secured the jewelry of
the dissolute Chinese women who occupy
the building, and his haul would have
been big with little danger of discovery.
Ah Gung : s outfit consisted of a jimmy, a
tine steel saw, bit and brace and several
knives. A number of stolen articles were
also found in his possession. The jimmy
was fitted by the police into the marks on
doors and windows previously discovered,
and was found to just fill the indentures.
A charge of burglary and one of attempted
burglariy have accordingly been placed
acainst Ah Gung, and more charges will
probably be preferred.
Coast Editors Are Planning to Cham
pion San Francisco as the Next
National Meeting Place.
The California Press Association has
taken preliminary steps to have the next
National Republican Convention meet in
The executive committee of the associa
tion met in the Occidental Hotel Saturday
night and decided to call a general meet
ing for the 26th inst., to which representa
tives of the press associations of Southern
California, Washington, Oregon, Utah,
Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico will be
At that meeting officers of the State as
sociation will be elected, but the most im
portant business will be the discussion of
methods to be employed in bringing the
Republican convention to San Francisco.
An attempt will be made to interest the
National Editorial Association in Califor
nia's desire to have the convention.
The executive committee was represented
at the meeting by the following members:
Allen B. Lemmon of the Santa Rosa Re
publican (chairman), K. B. Willis and T.
W. Slieehan of the Sacramento Record-
Union. H. A. McCraney of the Lakeport
Avalanche, T. G. Daniels of the Alameda
Argus, T. J. McFarland of the Folsom
Telegram, W. T. Lyons of the Selma Irri
gator, C. F. Montgomery of the Antioch
Ledger, and C. A. Gardner of the Pasa
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Columbia Amateur* Perform.
The students of the Columbia Theater School
of Dramatic Arts, under the direction of Leo
Cooper, gave their initial performance last
evening on the stage of the Columbia Theater.
The programme consisted of three pieces, "A
Fair Encounter," "The Setting of the Sun," and
"False Pretensions." The performance was
very creditable considering that the amateurs
had only seven weeks training and that most
of them faced an audience for the first time.
The theater was crowded with friends of the
youthful players who were liberally applauded .
• — ♦ — •
Chinese Merchants Quarrel.
Two well-to-do Chinese got into an alterca
tion at 635 Jackson street last night over some
money matter. The result was that Wang
Chan was pushed through a glass door and had
to be taken to the Receiving Hospital with the
artery of his righ t wrist severed, from which the
blood flowed very freely. His assailant, Cheong
Chu, a jeweler, was arrested.
• — <•■ — •
Pen and pencil work equally well on Bank
Stock. It is milled with especial reference for
saving the eyes. The Mysell- Rollins Company,
22 Clay st., handle more Bank Stock than any
house in the country, •
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NEW GOODS JUST OPENED!
100 NOVELTY FRENCH FIGURED CHEVIOT DRESS
PATTERNS (solid colorings) - - - $7.00 Pattern
225 NOVELTY MOSCOW DRESS PATTERNS (rough
effects) - - - $8.75 Pattern
125 NOVELTY IMPORTED CHECKED BOUCLE DRESS
PATTERNS (exclusive styles) - - - $10.50 Pattern
75 NOVELTY MOHAIR CORDOVA DRESS PATTERNS,
solid colorings only ------ $12.25 Pattern
150 GENUINE ENGLISH MOHAIR DIAGONAL DRESS
PATTERNS (new shades and goods full 48 inches
wide) -- $14.00 Pattern
100 NOVELTY TWO-TONED MOHAIR DRESS PATTERNS
(latest French novelty and exclusive styles) - - -
We will exhibit this week a most magnificent assort-
ment of NEW DRESS TRIMMINGS consisting of Spangled
Passementeries, Black Jet Yokes, Colored Yokes, Mourn-
ing and Steel Passementeries, Fur Trimmings, also Fur
and Feather Scarfs and New Buttons.
I5P* We invite our city patrons to inspect the above
goods at their earliest opportunity.
111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET.
October 14, 189^
This Special Saving Sale
will interest the connoisseur
of fine foods, high-toned
foods. The sale is for three
days — Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday — and orders
must be received or post-
marked on those days.
We have a few hundred
Hams, bought at a ridicu-
lously low price; freshly
smoked, sugar-cured East-
ern; the very best quality;
to-day, to-morrow, and the
next day, the price will be
i2}4c.; last week, same
The lovers of Black Teas
may now have a benefit.
Japan and Oolong 50c.
They are the best that
money can buy.
California Figs. The large
Adriatic, white ones. The
best this State produces ;
"WELL DONE OUTLIVES DEATH/' EVEN
YOUR MEMORY WILL SHINE IF
\ YOU USE
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A •yes and | fit them to Spectacles or Eyeglussel '
with instruments of ' hi* own invention, wbo«a
•nperiorlty bu not been equaled. Hj buooms kN I
ae H^^4^ worlfc To So. 222 Market Street, i\car Front.
If your doctor orders
Porter or Ale, buy Jeffrey's;
made and bottled at the
Heriot Brewery, Edinburg.
Sale price, $i.2£, to close
out consignment ; regular
Fresh goods and Holiday
Novelties arriving daily.
New Jams and Jellies.
Interesting, Instructive, Illustrated
Catalogue for the asking.
Mention this paper.
You can order by mail, as well as In
person ; the same men put up the goods.