SATIROAT..... SEPTEMBER 18. ISBO.
SPECIAL TO THE KECORD -UN ION.
THE CATASTROPHE AT GOLD HILL.
Hames of the Victims of the Con. Imperial
PASSENGERS FROM THE EAST BY RAIL.
Further Proceedings of the California M.
ANOTHER STAGE STOPPED BY HIGHWAYMEN.
Closing Hours of the Fairs at Oakland
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.
Chairmin National Committee.
S. W. Poiusf.v, Beeretary.
J. A. HUBBELL,
Chairman Congressional Committee.
Edwt>. HoPansox, Secretiry.
Democratic Nominations for the Assem
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
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
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
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
nod/ of »n Fnknown Drownetl Man
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. '-*.'*;"•- ' .
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
The track of the Southern Pacific Kailroad
reached the ICew Mexico line to-ni^ht. The
distance is 140 miles east of Tucson.
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.
Wcallitr— Preparing a Hearty Welcome
for the President — The legislature —
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
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
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
Friday, September 17th.
Pierre vs. Schaden— Order for hcarinj on the 23th
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.
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.
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
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.
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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
llavmkrs CLTcatotß Tar. -The roost perfect
ooogt) cure extant. Hundreds can testify to its good
HASfMKK'b Clvcikolb or Tab, for coughs and colds
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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
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
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.
'■ 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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