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SATIROAT..... SEPTEMBER 18. ISBO. COAST DISPATCHES. SPECIAL TO THE KECORD -UN ION. THE CATASTROPHE AT GOLD HILL. Hames of the Victims of the Con. Imperial Accident. PASSENGERS FROM THE EAST BY RAIL. Further Proceedings of the California M. E. Conference. ANOTHER STAGE STOPPED BY HIGHWAYMEN. Closing Hours of the Fairs at Oakland and Pla;ervlUe. CALIFORNIA. Board of Election Commissioner*— Urgent C'«ll for Contributions. San Francisco, September 17th. — At a meeting of the Board of Election Commis sioners to-day, a resolution to incorporate in the tally lists to be prepared for the Presi dential election the names of candidates for municipal offices, was voted down, and a res olution not to so incorporate was adopted. The following circular has been mailed to Federal officials v throughout ■ the United States, and also to several of the municipal Republican departments of this city : IIIiIXJI'ARTKRS RRPCBUCAN NaTL. COMHITTEB, "> NO. 2il FIFTn Avr.Ni V New York, August 16, ISSO. ) D«»R Sia : A ciroular was issued ur.der date of April 19, IS3O, by the Republican Congressional Committee, requesting that contributions in aid of the carupiiim be at once forwarded to the Treasurer of that Committee. Some of the officials addressed hive, through a misunderstanding, failed to respond to this circular. The National Committee and Congressional Committee, in joint session in New York city on the sth instant, have directed that a circular be prepared requesting, on behall of both committee", that immediate payment be made to Georpe F. Dawson, Treasurer of the Congressional Coinmittr e, at No. 1317 F street, Washington, D. C. The occa tiou is unrent. and a prompt response is desired. MARSHALL JEWELL, Chairmin National Committee. S. W. Poiusf.v, Beeretary. J. A. HUBBELL, Chairman Congressional Committee. Edwt>. HoPansox, Secretiry. Democratic Nominations for the Assem bly. San Fbaxcisco, September 17th. — The Eleventh District Democrat! this evening nominated E award Keating and Joseph \V. Jordan for the Assembly. The Col.Jcu Gate Fair - rqiic>lrlcunc Toiirn-.iiirnt r I Uace. Oakland, September 17th.— weather being cold and ' >_Teeable this morniur.-, there was not a lar attendance when the parade of stock took plac3 at the Park. The ring judging of roadsters took place at 10 o'clock, followed by the judging of carriage and saddle-horse 3. As" tha hour of 2 ap proached a perfect stream of visitors began to pour into the Park. Shortly after the hour mentioned, the eque3trb nne exhibition began, with ten entiies. A3 follows: Miss Ida Watson of Oakland, Miss Mamie Woods of Oakland, Mrs. \V. S. Reed of Oakland, Miss Lizzie Herring of Oakland, Mrs. Ella Ses sions of Oakland, Miss Isabell Walker of • Petaluma, Miss Mary Mokler of Contra Costa, Miss I'enniinan of San Jose, Miss Chisholm of West Berkeley, Miss Cross of Woodland. The riding was excellent. This evening the prizes were awarded by President Pardee at the Pavilion. Among those who received the first prizes were Miss Watson of this city, Miss Penniman of .San Jose and MUs Cross of Woodland. A trotting race followed the ladies' tournament. Maud L. won the race without much exertion. The Pavilion is crowded this evening, and the ex hibits are bting thoroughly examined. The fair comes to a clo3e to-morrow. During the forenoon the final grand parade will take place, and during the afternoon the three mo6t important races of the week will take place. The Fair at PlacervUlc— Cloning Hour*. Placerville, September — The clos ing hours of the fair, together with the in terest in the awards of premiums, brought out to-day the greatest crowd of the week. Both halls are densely tilled, and the com petitors for prizes for the best calico dresses, decked out in their special exhibits, are the observed of all observers. The announce ment of the awards, for a lady over IS to Mrs. S. A. Evans, and for under that age to Miss Annie Collins, was received with manifest satisfaction. The unfinished trotting race of yesterday, between Oak Leaf, Dot and Siskiyou Girl, was won by the latter to-day in two Btraight heats. Time, 2:49—2:47. The closing run ning race, half mile and repeat, between Billy Hondo and John, wa3 taken by Rondo. The base ball match between the Clippers of Placerrille and Mottitara of Shingle Springs was won by the Monitors, by a score of SI to 24. Knthii-l.islir Ueiiubliran Meetlns. AtJBCHN, September 17th. — Hon. H. V. Page and General John F. Miller to-night addressed the largest and most enthusiastic audience assembled here during thi3 c.mv las, Hon. W. C. Norton presiding. Guns were fired, the Auburn brass band wa3 in attend ance, and a general feeling of enthusiasm seemed to prevail. The speech of Mr. Page was logical and to the point. He was frequently interrupted by hearty applause. General Miller followed with a telling Bpeech, and wa=t attentively listened to and heartily appliu At the c inclusion three cheera were given with a will for the success of the Republican ticket. (iiliCurnl.i .11. 1. Conference— Farther Proceedings. Petai.ima, September — The prayer meeting waa full of interest this morning. The Conference met at U A. M , Bishop Wiley presiding. 1. 15. Fish was granted a (superan nuated relation. Various reports were pre sented and referred to committees. T. H. Woodward, George Mc'Jracken, \\ . M» Woodward and George Adams were parsed to Deacons of the second class. Dow_\v. Chilson was admitted into full connection, and elected to Deacon's orders. Hi 3 examination by th« Bishop and the re marks mada in connection therewith, were of an exceedingly interesting and - impressive nature. The question^ toucl. on Christian experience, personal life, belief in the doctrine and policy of Methodism, a pur pose to devote the wh>!e life to the miuil and in accordance with the policy of the Church. He showed the reasonablene33_ of guch proTtriom, and the honesty with which such should adhere to the vow volun tarily taken. The - subject of the develop ment of Christian life was especially clear and instructive. C. S. Haswell ana J. S. Fisher were elected to Elder* orders. S. A. Redding was continued in the first class of Deacons. To-night the education anni versary will be held. The speakers are G. R. Gobe, J. X. Martin and \V . C. Dennison. The Conference work is in a cood degree of forwardness. The utmost good feeUng pre vails, and the work is being well and quietly done. The Cabinet has iv daily sessions from 2 o'clock until about 5. and the commit tees are busy. BUgr Rol»h«TT-Old Snow- Indian Killed. Yreka, September 17th. — Oregon ntage coming south was stopped by highway men near the summit of SUkiyou mountain, on the Oregon side, last ni-iit about 11 o'clock. The express box was broken open without unfastening it from the stage and the mail sacks taken off and rifled. There was only one pas-sender— a lady — wh-j saw only one robber, but heard others talki:... The amount Ht>len is unknown. Packers taking the new trail to Cottage Grove on the ea<»t file of the Klamath from Scott valley, had to shovel through five feet of old snow to p m. Another Indian was recently killed at the mouth of Salmon river, where the Indians were having a whitky spree an. Id a* ctutomary each year. He was killed with a pocket-knife. nod/ of »n Fnknown Drownetl Man Fonnd-follliral Heeling. LvcrrT.T, Septcmberl"th.— A man named l^n'g while huntmg a lost boat yesterday, found the corpse of an unknown man floating in the tules of the lake, about four mile, southeast of I.akeport. Ihe body was brought in this morning, and from the preaence of bale ropes on the body and legs it, is evident that it Was sunk by weights attached to t!.e ropes, which having rotted, the body rose to the surface. Months may have elapsed bincc j death. The arms are gone from the elbows down and the clothing U all gone but the boots There is no evidence of any woun ■.-, and no theory even as to his identity. Hon. Cha/N.Foxaddrewed a lar e and attentive audience at this ]Uce las, evening on political topics. _____ The Siuall-Pov at Stoekloii. V Stockton, Seuten:ber 17th.-Icquiries of Dr Hudson the Health Officer, ahowttot the few ca*3 of small-pox here . arc confined to the families in which it first appeared, lie cases are of a mild form of varoloid, and k pot thought that any more will prove i»ww. J No apprehension .is felt relative to a Bpread of the disease. ' Six Years In llic Slate Prison. .. Napa, September 17th.— Frank P. Morrow was to-day sentenced to six years in the State Prison, for robbing the housa of J . A. ulier in March last. __• Tlic Murder Tiial nt Hollister. Hollisteb, September 17th.— In the case of the People vs. i'urtado, for the murder of O. A. Payne, the testimony has ju:-t closed. The casa will be ar^'Ufl to-morrow by District Attorney May and E. W. McGraw of San Francisco, for the prosecution, and Briggs & Hawkins and 15. B. McCroakey of Hollister, and Leander Quint of San Francisco, for the defense. The caso excites much intcreßt. Passengers Pas*lns Mojavc. Mojave, September 17th.— The following southern overland passengers passed Mijive September 17th, to anive in San Fiancisco September 18th : Dr. J. P. Jackson, Tucson ; John Barjie, Pboenix ; James Stewart, Phil adelphia; Mrs. John Koya, Lo3 Angeles; J. Miles, Tucson ; M. Stark, Fort Granda ; M. Sota, Contra Costa ; A. F. Soto, Pomona ; J. Kees, Prescolt ; W. 11. Connors, ■ Tomb- Btone ; A. B. Hoag and wife, L. Beckman, B. P. Starr, W. H. Kent, M. Bailey, San Francisco. '-*.'*;"•- ' . ARIZONA. Shipment or t'oypi-r Itullloii— Kailroad Building— -\cw Mexico Line Reached. Tucson, September 17th.— The Copper Queen mine shipped to-night GS,GI7 pounds of copper billion, the reEult of live days' run. The company have contracted to deliver SOO, --000 pounds monthly. The Copper Queen is located forty miles south of Benson. The ore appears to be inexhaustible. Keliable information is to the effect that the Arizona Territory and San Francisco Kailroad will build to Tucson, coming down from Black river, in northeastern Arizona, to San Carlos, McMillan, Arizona Canyon, and thence down the Canyon del Oro to this place. This is the line surveyed last fail, and will pass through a continuous stretch of uiiniii;; districts. The track of the Southern Pacific Kailroad reached the ICew Mexico line to-ni^ht. The distance is 140 miles east of Tucson. .\EYAI>A. Tlie Con. Imperlil Disaster— Jfamcs of the Kill**- Further Detail*. ' Gold Hill, September — The follow ing are the name 3 of those killed in the (Jon. Imperial mine last night : John Koach, Patrick Murphy; Dick Eyder, Thomas Meagher, Matt Winnie, Joseph Hannahan, William Corbett, George Farnham, Jerry Sullivan. Most of the bodies are terribly mangled. Meagher, Winnie and Sullivan have families. Tb.3 meu were got cut ut 4A. M. Koach talked rationally when found, but died when coming up the shaft. Frank ! Smith, tha only man saved, U resting easily, j and haa no external injuries. The cable I broke at the reel, and from some inexplicable ; cau3e the safeties did not catch. The cable j was the beet English make, four and a half i iuches by half an inch and had been in use I only three months. The shaft was iv charge of Ryder, the pumpman, and tho pump shift was chanaing at the same time with the other shift. Ryder was "on the under cage, on which was found an ax with the helve broken ei^lit inches from the poll. The only explanation of the accident U that this &x handle caught the timber?, causing a straiu which broke the cable. The engineer on duty says, however, that everythicg appeared to be running smoothly when the cable broke. Passengers Pbwlbs C'urlin for Cnllloralfi. CaeliX, September 17th.— following i passengers passed Carlin to-day, to arrive in I Sacramento to-morrow : C. K. Clawson, j New York : Joseph Mooer, Colorado ; H. I W. Shield?, Mobile ; R. B. Tebbetb", New Hamp-hiu-; ('. 11. liurnham, M. Smith, New York ; Mis. Stautenbcrjf and sot-, Vir ginia City, Nev.; Miss Mary Laneenberfr.-, ■ San Francisco; George H. Watson, Mo.; Rev. Patrick Fisher, Ireland; E. C. A. Byron, England ; MUs M. A. Tobtn, >ston, Mass.; Rev. B. Gil>boni>, England ; Dr. A. S. Orrae, Los Angelea ; Albert Wil.-ay, Mrs. R. Gibson, Abe Lichman, A. J. L»ehman and Beruhard HeM, San Francisco ; Mr. and Mis. Larkworthy, London, Encland ; James G. Knight, Wisconsin; H. Dennison, San Francisco ; 59 emigrants, including 47 males, to arrive in Sacramento September 19th. OREGOV. , Wcallitr— Preparing a Hearty Welcome for the President — The legislature — Ballroad Matters. PoitTLAsn, September 17th.— weather I 13 cool and showery. The citizens of Portland are making ex tensive preparations to accord President Hayes and party a hearty welcome. No business of special public importance has been transacted yet by either branch of the Legislature. Both branches are in ses sion, but have not got fairly into working condition. The organization is not com pleted, the standing committees in neither House nor Senate having been appointed. Notice has been given of a number of bills, some of which are very important. Articlps of incorporation of the Oretron Pacific Railroad have been filed in the office of the Secretary of State by T. Kgenton Hoge, Willi3 Nash, Sol. Hing, Thomas E. thorn and '/.. Job. The capital stock is $3,900,000. The branch road of the Oregon and Cali fornia Riilroad between Albany aud Leba non will be fiai-shed to-day, and regular trains will be running in a few days. SAN FRANCISCO STOCK SALES. San Francisco. September 17, 1880. HORN I RT.BSIO.N- -BMOpblr SjeWl 445Ja«tice I 10 M 0 Mexican Hi<tU! 175 Union 22 115 Gould SO ..4 93<a135 50 Confidence. f>i 143 Belcher 10) 'lfj 1365 Aita. 3r3 10 335 California. .2 25<cr2 15 350 Caledonia 45<3t0c 4JoSiva«a ... .2 70(52 6' 2uO SilTer HIU 70(<t65c "40 Con Va. . .J 2CKO3 15 40 Occidental 1 i. v 15 230OholIar 3l'<*3 bi 630 Senator U(3sc 325 Potosl 2 40&2 35| 700 New York 3)c 3ir.ll.tNor si<*sj lOOJulia. 35c 150 C. r0ict....l 90 1 » 100 I.viy Wa«h 4'c 700 Imperial 30c ll») Var.l 1 50 536 V Jacket 6 IM Andes ..A to 255 ■her 2 ('."■•'-' 530 Scorvion 2(»2 OS 535 S. N.-rada 10£@lCj 700Trojin 1 ■■'!.'•: 100 Utah li SOG.Oate 3 l(Xo?3 310 BulUoj 1 lf> 50 .Solid Silver 4UC Eichcquer. . . .2 3C«2i 605 Ben' on 1 D<K3l 45 UOOrwmaii 1 1(K31 20 430 a Dorado 35e tm>ii») imto« 50Eu'eka""on 1G! 20 Itnlwcr 175 3X» l"ri/.o 2 5U 40iOoo<t<ta»w 85c 100M»nhatUn IS; 100 Concordia. 25 700 Amenta 40c 1 100 Belridere 4 c •100 ludcpend sO«^c 100 Champion 30c 650 Tuscarora 45c 200 W .ckbawk 25 300 Belie Isle •'■■■ ■'■■• 100 Booker 20c 100 i>a SOel *» Qneao Boe lac 500 Albion 90®8Jc 150 Mono 2 10 50 Mt. Diablo 13i . li(X) Unliereity 10c 1730 N. BeUelJle 45c! 350 Dndley 10c 570 E. Mt. Diabl. . .5 @«0c 270 Addeuda. 50c 140 Oltunl'iu. 3 130 Noonday 1 «X<*2 50 Redrtel 75c 1 100 N. Noonday '•'} 235Tiojfs '."-"35c: 350 Mammoth. .1 do .^.*«.-d 15c. I lOOOro 1 70 275 Summit iitSy.e ZM r-. King SS7J THE COURTS. SUPERIOR COURT. Daw, Judge. Friday, September 17th. Pierre vs. Schaden— Order for hcarinj on the 23th September vacated. Pritchard & Miller n. A^cry et al.— O. R. Amsdcn and J. W. Avery dismissed as to defendints with»ut cost to plaintiffs. Barlow vs. Hunt— Continued. Casey & Cronin vs. P. HaßKerty— Continued. J. V. Sims it HU Creditors Restraining order heretofore nude modified eoasto permit prosecution <i( any actions by Barrett which occurred prior to April' 16, IS'SO, against him. TO-DAt'B CALF.NPAR. IGI Capitol Saving Uank vs. L. Moore. SIS — J. L. Ch»dderton vs. Joseph Thiclen. 353— John Dougherty vs. 11. Eldred. Calistooa's Bocscs Pactolian Springs'. The following is a card pnbliahed by Prof. Hanks : OaUFOUU Stat« Mixnto Rcriac, ) Ornci 0? STATK KunuiiMUT. Sax FgAXCTS^), September t6, IS3O. ) To the Public Press — H*vinu received iuforniiiiou leading to the impression that parties at a distance were likely t<> be decoiveil by the statements made concerning tha II Sprion at Calistoea, I .letcr mined to visit the loealityanJ obtiln simples forex amiuation. The result pr.vc.l them to contain no trace of sold. Hecrt G. 11..H-. -I Slate Mineralogist. There is very good roa3on to belieTe that tho -geld clstmed to have been ex tracted from C»li3toga mineral water was bought in San Francisco some days before the bogus discovery was made. ■ ♦ ■ A gentleman who has just returned from a trip through the Pajaro valley says that in many fields the bundles of grain as they i lay on the ground overlap each other, and that there are many well-authenticated in ' stances where large tiells have averaged over 00 bushels to the acre. I Oomm Hammer's Caseara Sagrads Bltton a superior meiicir.e. ■ John Cleave. Sacramento. ♦ ♦— The property tax of Jefferson county ,W. T., is IS mills on |1 and poll-Ux §6 each npon males over 21 ycara to 50. HAXKn'a Cad uu Sagrada Eiitkrs cures all conu laintg arUiK? from 1,1 cbilructid state of the system. • llavmkrs CLTcatotß Tar. -The roost perfect ooogt) cure extant. Hundreds can testify to its good eßecM - HASfMKK'b Clvcikolb or Tab, for coughs and colds Try it ■■■■- • #t__ iFL__ -Jft==JS> [BAKER prHAfyfUTON HARDWARE&AGRjCUIJURALIMPLEMENJsl^ HA*° -ffli IH Bj ||i| WAREHOUSE ON FRONT ST. BET. l.8t J. —,-- - sz 1^^™™™ 1 *"^"™'^™™^ H — —^ "~"^~~~ iiir.*!* _—.. ;-i::V: n ;:;:;:|i|:,, !:^-;i^ ' "T^p:^ M'ui.^"*^------- ■ |l ESTABLISHED. ___JL f frFl AR D W AR E &AC R I C ULTU R AL WAREHQuM |; 1 .^ — m^^^m— — M— I MBU1M MMMB I^BBBBU MWW1B W^BiWUWW'- - P^^-^— JS^Sm^—^ — — — ■ - - A BUSINESS HOUSE. A Representative Business Estab lishment of Sacramento, Some Account of the Store- Rooms of the Firm of Baker & Hamilton. Vastness of the Agricultural Im plement and Machinery Business of this Coast. The Sweepstake Plow Company, and What it Makes that is Novel. It has been the custom of the ESCOKD- I UhIOH from time to time to give sketches of leading business houses of this city — those representative of the business of the city, j and its growth, and the history of which in ' dicates the progress made by the trade of the j interior of California. At this time it is proposed to K'^e an ou' j line sketch of a business establishment with ! which the people of the interior have been i for many years very familiar, and the firm name of which is known in every county in California among agriculturists a3 that of a house doing an exceedingly large business in the manufacture, importation and SALE O> AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS!, Machinery and general house and shop hard ware. Baker k Hamilton is one of the pio neer firms of the country. The firm began business in the year 1553, the first house being established in Sacramento. It was then a small affair, the storeroom being but I 40 feet front by 85 feet depth. The (inn, then, ' as now, was composed of L. L. Baker and Robert M. Hamilton. la that firm there has never been any change, and the same gentlemen who founded the house still con duct its affaire. But in the business there his been radical change. The house early won the confidence of the people and re ceived from them liberal patronage, which has bo continued and enlarged as to enable the firm to gradually broaden its field of op erations, until now, after 27 years, the houee stands in the head line of the agricultural implement houses of the United States, and commands a vast trade throughout the Pa cific coast and adjacent States and Territories. In 18C7 a branch house was established in San Francisco, and is still maintained there, but has never been in advance of the parent house in this city, in regard to the volume of business or the advantages afforded the trade. 1 The Sacramento house is under the direction of C. H. Hubbard as general manager, who has held that position for many years. The conduct of the parent house, the extent of its business, the character of its trade, its methods of business, are all typical OF THE TKADK OK SACRAMEXTO, And present in the strongest li^ht, as will be , seen in the perusal of thie sketch, the especial advantages which this city offer* f >r business, 1 by reason f climatic conditions, the central . ity of its location, the care with which chip • menta are made, and the dispatch with which orders are filed, not to mention the saving to the buyer in the item of freight on all ', go-ids shipped to points between which and ! ] San Francisco Sacramento U intermediate, , and all points which have a natural commer • cial relation to thU city. Above are engravings showing the frontage of the storr-rooms of B.ik, r & Hamilton in 1 this city, hut the cuts, while faithful, c< nvey no adequate idea of the true extent and area [ of the establishment. The lower engraving . represents the Jstrect frontage ; the others I are indicated at the bottom of each tketch. The area of the floors of this great establish raent, when given in square feet, b something immense, and gives the t'ltal of •!'.), soo square feet, which is a larger fl-vr area than that of any biisine** house upon the Parity coast. ■ i The store-rooms are located on the north 1 side of J street, between Commonwealth ; avenue and Front street, upon Front street, I between I and J, and on Second street, be • tween I and J. THE .1-KTKEKT KRONTAGE j Is 80 ftct, naming back fCi feet ; that on Front street is 89 bj ISO feet, and that on Second street is 40 by 150 feet, the rear half, however, being but 20 feet wide, All of these bailding^ are of two floora, exet-pt the Second-street building, of which 40 by CO 'has three fl >ors. These buildings give the hcune a frontage on three sides of a common block, which ia pierced from north to si utli by a narrow alley, known as Commonwealth avenue. To carry on the business in these establishments requires the constant services of twenty-one employes, in addition to the general managpr. A review in order of the departments of the house will not prove uuin teresting: Beginning then with the J street front, at ita eastern limit — the corner of Common wealth avenue — the vioitor enters first a sec tion 40 by 80 feet, one large room separated by brick walla from the departments on the west, but which walls are pierced with two large arched openings for the convenience of business transactions. In this section the west wall is found to be completely built up with shelve?, every inch of Bpace beiDg utilized. Here are stored in the closest order, but with Ihe utmost regularity, bolts of every description for carriages, and machinery, lag screws, washers, oilers, etc. On the opposite side is a gallery some eight feet wide, giving a double floor the entire length of the sec tion. Here are to be seen all kinds of farm tools in bundles, all bearing the manufactur ers' tags, and ready for instant shipment. These include spades, shovels, rakes, hoes, picks, forks, etc. The floor space between the tw.o walls is occupied ly great piles of heavy hardware in cases, samples of the goods being bo,; ar ranged as to indicate the cases at a glance, thus facilitating rapidity in filling orders. Here, too, are now and then placed sample light wagon", for brief di-p!ay, when space permits. At the front end of the gallery on the east is an inc'incd rack, where are displayed blocks, pulleys and ship tickle, such a3 are needid upou the farm. Below ara to be seen open packages and samples of wire cloth, and on the opposite tide, beneath and iv front of the bhelvingr, jackscrcw?, vise*, wire, leal, etc., and ia the front arch opening are pilel saicple bags of ' shot, bar lead, etc. To the rear of this cV ! partrr.ent is seen the glass front of the book j keepers' offices, which are so situated as to be ! as nearly as possible in the center of the ! three buildings of the firm, right at the point j where the rear of each buildir g mt ets that of its fellow. NEXT WEST '■ Is the eec-md section of the J-?treet building, !of like size with the first. This i 3 strictly i the retail and sample department. It is 1 shelved entirely around three sides, and has, ! besides, two lines of central or rack counters ' and one central line of how cases, which . latter, by the way, are said to be the best show cases, the strongest and most service able ever brought to California, In front is ; a space railed off, where the entry and ordi r I clerks have their station, and which space is , the radiating point for the salesmen of the ! establishment. Opening out of the rear wall j of this section is a door leading to the mana | ger's pnblic business office, which is in a line ; west, with that of the book-keeper's, and V opens into it. Immediately on the ttairs is . the manager's private effice, and ia the west . is the neat shelved and pigeon-holed adver ' I tiding or bojk-office, where all the stationery ' is stored used by the firm, all the cuts and ( plates, circulars, catalogues, cards, display ' j sheets, etc., and here all the mailing of price lUta ' : and trade " letters'* is attended " to. ' From the ' manager's office . doors 1 open into the rear of the Front .street warehouse, which is next in ■ ' order of description. But return must first • j be had to the retail and sample department, ■ j which ia in itself one of the coinplctcst stores > - in the State, and ia variety and quantity of 1 stock has few rivals. On the shelves are to be fouud all kinds of house hardware fittinps, ' ; bolt*, knobs, locks and screws, plates, hook?, ■ keys, and door and window fittings, ; etc. ' Here, also, is a vast Viriety of small shelf • good?, of which space forbids detail. Hprp, I too, are gun caps, wad*», fl-isks, cartridge?, i .' coarse cutlery, etc. In front aud below are r ' the show-eve line', with fine pocket and i > table cutlery samples, sportsmen's supplies, X pistols, razor?, Derby silverware, etc., in such i variety 'as almost bewilders the intending ' purchaser. On the adjacent center nicks and counters are shown, in a regularity of arrwige ;, raent that amounts to art, samples of ; all s manner of cat penters' and wood-woi kers' f polished light tools, and below ia racks are . heavier tools of all grades and kinds. .; Here L > are box-racks with nails .of /-". all : kind?, i mz?<> and brands, and besi.le ; are ,to , be - teen samples *■* of : . traps, small mills, . . kitchen and dairy machinery and utensils, j lantern?, bells,; hose,"* she»p ' shear*, brushes, ! etc. In the shelving on the east are packed i I vast quantities of tacks, brads, brusbep, ; file?, it wire,' sand-paper, etc., ar.d heavier house i . fittitjr hardware. v" In racks in the rear are ) - heavy saws aati heavier household ' acd farm utensils of iron, and heavier tools for all the various wood and iron workers. In front of this bection are to be seen samples in general, of heavy shop, farm and house hardware, with samples of hose, beltinj, light ma chinery, etc., in variety altogether too great to be enumerated here, for it is not the pur pose to make this review take on the char acter of a mere catalogue, but rather to indi cate in a general way the kind of goods which this vast establishment carries, and to name those objects which are most prominent to the eye of the general visitor. PASSING TO THE FRONT-STREET SECTION, West, through the manager* office, the vis itor finds himself in a room under one span of the roof, which is no less than 86 feet in width by l."> 0 feet in length, and which greets the eye with agricultural and farm machinery in resular order placed, which would require a half day's industrious application to cata logue or critically examine. This depart ment is full of interest, and the variety of the goods and the novel labor-saving machinery awaken the interest of the dullest-witted per son who enters this depot of farm implements. Running entirely around the sides of this great roam are galleries some ten feet in width, which give the apartment a series of second fl ora and increase its storage capacity largely. Here are to be seen the Ames porta ble engines in variety «f form, size and power, and in such number that one could scarcely go amiss in selecting a de-irable mo tor for shop, farm or barn. The Buffalo Pitt's threshing machine is here to be exam ined, all its working parts being in order to be operated, that visitors may see it iv motion. Uorse-powers are near by, also arranged for the close inspection of all their parts. These are also accompaniments to the thresh ers, or are sold separately and are adapted to any of the purposes for which an economical hnr;e power is desired. Here, tor>, are the celebrated Case headers, the Buckeye mowers and reapers, the Champion mowers and reap ers, the Hollingsworth wheeled rake, the TU-cr self-dumping rake, faniiing mills, of varied pattern?, rtgular burr mills, all ret up and capable of being put into operation in ten minutes after delivery upon the farm or at the mill-hou?e ; the Buckeye cider mill and press in varied sizes; hay presses of different patterns and powers, lawn mowtrs of all sizes acd btylea, garden barrows, garden and farm seed drills, corn planterß,store and barn trucks, corn shelters, churns direct and rotary and in great variety ; beltintr, leather and rubber, in full variety as to width and texture, pack ing, heavy wire-cloth, cordage, street broom?, sack twine, pump.3 of all kinds and sizes, scales in variety, scythes, snath*, and a hundred other kinds of goods, and many novel machines which cannot now be even named. The central space of this great sec tion is largely occupied by cases of goods similar to the samples shown, and these are all packed and tagged, so that an order re ceived may be filled as quickly as the package can be placed on the truck and wheeled over to the depot, only eighty feet distant, or the steamboat landing, but 600 feet away. But one of the most interesting sections of this room is THE WAOOX DEPARTMENT, Where are to hj seen samples of the Baia wagon, an article that this firm has long dealt in, and has introduced to the great sat isfaction of the farmers of the valleys. These wagons are shown of all usual sizes and weights. Here too are shown samples of all the wagons made by the Sweepstake Plow Company factory, which is an establishment at San Leandro, OWNED AND OPERATED BT BAKER & HAMIL TON, And to which reference will be made hereaf ter. These wagons made by the firm are spring, heavy, header, road, expresß, grocery, freight, valley and mountain wagons, in fact of every variety known, and built for any and all trades and sections. What is claimed for these wagons, v so apparently true and sound, that the mere statement » suffi cient to present it to every mind with great foroe, to wit: That wagons made in this climate endure better here tkan those from distant ' part?. The lumber seasoned in the dry at mosphere of this coast, the wagons put up here in the dry season, cannot but wear bet ter than those made abroad, where the cli matic conditions are almost the opposite to those nf the Pacific slope. Wagons built here are not called upon to undergo vicissi tudes of climate which cause the wood to shrink, check, warp «r decay. Besides this, the builder here has » local reputation to maintain which he cannot afford to sacrifice by sending out work that will prove a rebuke to him. There is one kind of wagon made by this firm which desenes special notice. It is the all iron wagon. This vehicle U a decided novelty. Save and except I the reach and pole, there is no wood work ' about it, and save and except the outer hub the whole of the iron work is wrought, with cast steel axle?, of course. The hub consists i of two cylinder?, the inner being the box proper, and the outer the (shell into which the iron spokes are set and held by nuts on screw threads. These are tightened to the required tension. It will be realized by an instant of thought that whatever of weight is put upon this wagon does not bear upon the lower rim of the wheel alone, but is brought upon the upper rim or arch of the wheel. Thus the weight is constantly suspended from the arch, which the upper rim always forms, the felloe being one solid piece of iron on this wheel. In the ordinary wooden wheel the contrary prevails, and there the weight is directly and wholly upon the spokes and felloes beneath the hub. The arrangemeEt of distiibu tion of the weight, however, of the Baker & Hamilton iron wagon is obviously so much better, and so much more nearly allied to true mechanical prin ciple?, that the subject needs no further elu cidation. There is one other point, however, to be mentioned, to wit : that there is a truss work above the axles bo built that all the weight 13 thrown upon the bearings of the axle, and none upon the center, an advantage every man who has ever used a wagon will at once appreciate. It would eeem to be next to impossible to break down one of these vehicles. On one of them recently, of ordi nary size, ten tons of weight was piled and drawn without difficulty, and with no strain upon any part of the wagon. No kind of weather in California affects thet-e wagon?, and their enduring qualities are measured by the years of a generation. They cost about one-third more than the ordinary wooden wagon, and of course are somewhat heavier. They are made in all bizes and styles, from light spring to heavy truck. To reach the next or SECOND-STREET DEPARTMENT. The visitor crosses a neat narrow bridge, spanning Commonwealth avenue, and is landed in the narrow or 20-foot section before referred to, upon the second floor, where are to be seen cases of the Gorhani seeder and cultivator and the Triumph feed driil. These are stored here ready for shipment, and be ing packed very closely, the space accommo dates a heavy stock of thes9 goods. Passing on to the front room, it is found to bo stored with Hill's Eureka gan^ plows, made by the Sweepstake I'lovv Company, the Oliver chilled-iron plow, and the Collins cast cast bteel plows, that is, steel recast. Here, too, are wood and iron harrows, seed-sowers of the well known Gem and Cahoon patterns, cultivator*, shovel-plows, etc. Ascending now to the THIRD FLOOR, The visitor enters a large room, 40 feet front by GO deep, devoted exclusively to the manu facture of drapers for heading and thrashing machines, as it has been found much more economical to make them here than to bring them from the East. In this room are shelves for the cloth stock, racks for the wood work, and a lengthy bench or table, graduated with grooves, upon which the drapers are laid out during the process of manufacture. Descending now to the basement floor, there is visited a spacious apartment of like size to those on the upper floors, in which is stored in cases harrows, plows and drill.", and the storage is so close, and the place so full, in season, that it is with difficulty one can move between the great piles of good*. He turning toward the rear upon thi3 basement floor, passage is made, though the 20-foot "L," where sack- coal, fence and bailing and barbed wire are stored, and the visitor comes out upon the grade of Commonwealth avenue. Crossing this he enters the basement story cf the Front-street section, 85s 150 feet in size. Here are stored wagons and agri cultural machines of all kinds in original packages ; and here, too, are kept (<rind stones, blacksmiths' bellow?, etc. The whole of this vast space, in season, is filled in every nook and corner with cases of goods, barely room enough being left for the necessary passageways through which to reach the cases. A heavy derrick, with block and tackle, m the upper floor over a trap, is a useful attachment to this part of the build ing, and facilitates transfer of packages from one floor to another, or from the alley grade to the upper floor. But it is to be noted that I tl.is is infrequent, for every floor but one of all this vast establishment can be reached on a level by horse trucks. All the main floors are on the level with the grade of J, Fronl acd Second streets, while the ba3einenl floors are reached by gtntle inclines down Commonwealth avenue, that de- scends to the lower floor levels from J street, ami rises again to the high grade at its junction with I street. The advantage of this arrangement is realized at a glance, by even the least observant of visitors. THE LAST SECTIONS. Turning now to the south, out of the great storage basement, one enters the basement section beneath the J-street department first described. In this department the whole space is given to the htorage of rope and cf nails, which rise in package pyramidal piles from floor to ceiling, and completely fill the whole section, save only one or two narrow alley-ways left for passage. Next on the west U an apartment of like size to the retail department above, and here one finds stacked up in great cubes and lofty piles, cases without number, ap parently, of handles for all imaginable kinds of tools— from the smallest to the largest demanding wooden handles. Here too in stacks is a vast quantity of wrapping paper and hundreds of cases of blacking, etc. In ) this section one encounters the first of a ! great number of racks and shelves, wherein j are stored duplicates of every piece of ma- j chinery in which the firm'has dealt for the , last ten or fifteen years. This is one of the ' most important departments of the house, j From every duplicate package is taken a ' sample piece, and each of these is numbered, j lettered and marked in such a manner as to ] indicate its character and the exact machine to which it belongs, and its place therein. These duplicates are thousands in number, j and require much labor to keep up the or- , derly arrangement of thorn and the constant - replenishment of the stock. Here also are racks with kiiives for mowing machines, aud ; racks beneath the sidewalk— for all space is utilized— for plow duplicates. All duplicates, ! by the way, are sold for less than it would cst to make the pattern here, so that when j the agriculturist breaks or loses any part of a farm machine he tan send to Baker & Ham ilton and have a duplicate forwarded for a j mere trifle, tenfold less than he can get a like piece made for, and beside it will be guar anteed that the duplicate shall fit and work | as well as did the original. In thU depart- . ment also are boat-ocrs, rotary chums, flat iron?, mining fuse, butter-molds, and a great number of odd article*. This completes the . trip around thu extensive business hcuse, and , gives one some faint idea of the stock carried aud the extent of the business. The home, ! however, beside the San Francisco establish- ' merit, h..= a MAXUKACTCUIXfi BBASCH Located at San Leandro, where its works j cover no less than ten acres of ground and [ embrace a complete brass and iron foundry, | a complete machine shop and a wood-working j department These shops give employment j constantly to from fifty to seventy-five skilled j workmen, and turn out annually from 5125,- ' 000 to §150,000 worth of finished goods. Th 9 j factory make 3 gang-plows, cultivators, head- j ere, harrows, thrashers, hay presses, iron j wagons, seed-sower?, spring wagons, scraper?, j hay forks and rakes, and in fact nearly every j kind of an agricultural tool or implement j demanded by the trade, and takes orders for cnythin^ in the machina line usual to agri cultural uses. THE BUSISEBS OF BAKER AJil) HAMILTON. As this Bhowing must indicate to even the j least thoughtful of readers, the busiLess of Baker & Hamilton is one of the most exten sive en the Pacific coast. It is the only ag ricultural implement establishment which is at once a manufacturer and an importer of goods from other manufactories. The house has business relations and correspondence with all the leading agricultural and hard ware houses of the United States and the prominent houses of Europe dealing in lines of which the California firm keeps supplies. Its relntioni in this regard are so extended and complete that it is scarcely possible to order an article of the Sacramento house in any of the hardware or agricultural imple ment lines which it has not on hand or cannot speedily supply. The Sacramento house enjoys especial ad vantages, all of which accrue to those who deal with it, and many of these advantages are those which are enjoyed in common by all the merchants of Sacramento. It ia located within a few feet of the great freight depot of the C. P. R. E., California and Oregon Railroid, California P. R. R. and Sacramento Valley and P. R. R. These diverging lices of railway enable the house to ship to all the nothern section of the State and to Oregon and beyond ; to the foothill and mountain region, to Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and the far Territories ; to the central counties north and west ; and to the San Joaquia valley and all the south and southeast part of the State, thronp'a the medium of the branch lines or feeders of the trunk lines named. By thefe routes of trans portation its trade is extended to the richest sections of the State, and it has the ability and facility also to tup the patronage of Ari zona and New Mexico. Indeed, it is a (^graphical fact that Los Angles and all the semi-tropical region thereabout and all the great southern valleys are 24 milos nearer by rail to the Sacramento than to the San Francisco market. But, in addition to these unequaled railroad facilities, the trade of the house is benefited by the Sacramento river ronte*. The chief landings are but a stone* throw from the great warehouses herein des-cribed, and goods are taken with equal care to barge or to car. The home secures not only direct shipment to ita patronß, but, in common with other dealers in Sacramento, can till orders more rapidly than is possible to a San Francieoo house. This must be obvious. Trains and mails 30 arrive here that, except in a few in stances, ordera received can be filled and the goods BEST ROLLIKO Toward their destination in the same day. To the purchaser this is a saving in time of from two' to three and four days as againet the San Francisco market, as orders cannot reach there from all the north earlier than a business day later than they reach Sacra mento. On filling the order, then, there is the freight time between San Francisco and Sacramento, and these all put together often make up a week of lost time, and seldom le«8 than three or four days. Bu*. in addition are the havings in freight, and these are no incon siderable items, and the freightage difference between San Francisco and Saer.fmeuto must inevitably be paid by the purchaser cf goods i l all cases, and this amounts to fr^m 10 to 20 cents per hundred. It must be remembered that the Sacra mento house sells at like rate with San Fran cisco competitors, and often at less ratec, because here there U necessity for less fixed eajit.tl less money is locked up in property, greater space is obtained at les rental outlay, and as a consequence the goods need to bear n less burden to be remunerative to the pro prietors. Added to all these things are the climatic advantages of this locality, which are of a decided character. Agricultural goods, in part or whole of wood, stored in a dry at mosphere are, by a large percentage, better suited for use in the dry valleys ar.J foothills than Hk9 goods which have bivn kept in a more humid climate. The handling of heavy goods i 3 an item of moment, nnd it li.ii been shown that Biker & Hamilton handle their g.iod-s with a3 great ease and rapidity a3 ia p.-ssible to any house, and eaM?r tnd more rapidly and with less exper.Fe than the gTeat majority of business competitors. Thi3 lessens the burden on the gocjs and enables the tirm to extend to purchasers Ac benefits derived. It would he interesting to go on a* greater length and point out other advantages accru ing to the trade of Sacramento and the house nr.der l.otice, byreascn of the excellent com mercial situation of Sacramento, its connec tion with the Eastern mailctt?, its receipt of goods nt through rates by rail, its shipping up river direct from shipe, its geographical centrality, its admirable railmnd connections with all the State, ita clim'.tio advantages, etc., but sufficient has been said t> direct the thoughts of the interested reader in the proper channel. The firm of Baker k Hiicilton ia one of the historic houses of the city and State, its bnsines3 prominence and its vast trade, together with its historical importance and its representative character which is typical of the trade of Secramento generally — justify the extended and detailed notice thus given it, and compensation is found to the journal'st for the labor and space given to it in the realization that only the truth hag been stated, and that simple justice has , been done in pronouncing the establishmeat a thoroughly representative one of the trade, progress and commercial advancement of the business of the Pacific coast. Dbbssmakixo— (What it must come to with thepersent taste for "rial " trimmings). Mrs. Million—" I am not at all satisfied •with the dress I ; wore last night. The palm leaves were too heavy, and the camellias faded before tho first dance. As for that lattice work covered with jasmine you fixed np for me on my skirt, why, it was coming undone the whole evening." Madam Bellrobes— " Very sorry, madam, but you said you liked flowers better than, fruit. It is the first complaint I have had, and. I garden, as you know, some of the i best blood in town. You will remember | that I gave you refusal of the dress worn by Mrs. Billionaire, which made such a sensation." Mrs. Million-" The grape drapery, with its vegetable yarrows and parsnips, was certainly pleasing. By tho I way the sudden introduction of the arti chokes in - the tunic was ineffective." Madam Bellrobes— "Madam is right. I frankly admit that the cucumber ■ required tonirg down. We ought to have scattered a pint of peas over the gauze, and empha sized the buckles with kidney potatoes. Madam is pleased with tho dress she is go ing to wear to-night.- : It cost ; me several hours of the most anxious thought. I be jieve— fondly believe— the patch of mush rooms worn on the left arm will be thought a masterpiece. .As for the vegetables, you may ■ rely -' upon ■ them. V; They came fresh this morning from market." Mrs. Million ; — "It might be worse. The bouquets of carrots and Brussels sprouts aro " certainly sweet •■-;■.; '^r-a The frait crop, with the exception of apples, will be light in Northern Idaho.