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What is Shown by the Bulletins for
the Past Week.
The Weather Has Been Beneficial on
tho Whole—Hay Carina: Is
Slightly Retarded.
Tho following crop reports are from
selected stations in tho Sacramento and
San Joaquin Valleys and the foothills, as
received by Signal Observer Barwick
for tho week ending Saturday, May lGth:
Sacramento (James A. Barwick) —The
temperature during the week has aver
aged 4° daily less than tho normal, while
the precipitation has averaged nearly .03
of an inch daily less than the normal,
or average, for this season of the year;
this, in connection with the cool and
partly cloudy weather during the greater
portion ofthe week, has caused all crops
in tliis vicinity to be greatly beuotitcd.
Tho fruit-growers have been enabled to
keep the prices of strawberries and cher
ries up to a good profit on the cost of pro
duction, because tin; crops have ripened
slowly, thereby preventing the market
from becoming glutted. The cool weather
has been extremely beneficial to grain,
but not so for hay nor hops. The latter
nod warm and sunshiny weather to
make them grow rapidly. The cool,
cloudy weather has caused vermin to ap
ftear in more or less abundance on the
top vines, but it is hoped that a spell of
warm, clear weather will kill this branch
ofthe bug business. Hay has cured very
slowly, from the same causes, but is not
injured. Cutting is not so rapid as it
would be with warmer weather and
{>lenty of sunshine. The highest and
owest temperatures during the week
were 62 ana 47 .
Susanville (T. B. Sanders) —The crops
are looking fine. Tho late rains helped
out all growing crops. Around Milford
rain was needed, ami it came just in time.
The outlook lor grain and fruit was never
better; rainfall, 1.2. inches.
Redding (F. F. Dustam) —Temperature
below the average, and the small amount
of sunshine has retarded the growth of
fruit. All grains are looking finely
and the surrounding country is in good
Anderson (H. K. Pettygrove)—The cool
weather lias affected the grain very favor
ably. Prune trees have dropped their
fruit slightly, but tho crop will be fair;
ail other fruit prospects were never better.
Hydesville (E. F. Tron) —The early
strawberry crop was slightly damaged by
damp, foggy weather.
Upper Lake, Lake County (C. 11. Ham
mond)-—Grain and hay aro looking well.
Alfalfa cutting begins this week. Warm
Sunshine is now needed.
Willows A. W. Seehorn) —Haying is in
full blast: the crop is not large, as all the
wheat and barley will be left for grain,
which crop will be large.
Palermo (Gilbert W. Smith-—Orchard
ists have about completed their Spring
work, and are no\j* making preparations
for irrigating. Haying has commenced,
and an average crop is expected. Oats
are short, owing to the cool spring. The
highest and lowest temperature was S4°
and 50°.
Wheatland (William Lumbard;— The
prevailing cloudy weather is very bene
ficial to growing grain, but too cool
for fruit. Grain is reported from many
sections as being very tool.
Newcastle (C. il. Kellogg—The weather
lias been most favorable for the hay and
fruit crops, and the smiles of the ranchers
grow broader as the season advances.
There is now no reason why the fruit
grower and former should not enjoy
himself immensely when the luscious
peach rets ripe for the picking.
Woodland (Gray _. Son.—Tho cool,
cloudy weather is beneficial to grain lin
ing out. but is retarding haying to some
extent. All crops are above the average.
Napa City (W. 11. Martin.—-The cloudy
weatnei is beneficial to hay and grain,
but has retarded the ripening of the fruit
crop. Tho Latter requires warm, sunshiny'
Sonoma (Robert Hill—The cool,
cloudy weather has benefited the hay,
grain, and all vegetation, but has retarded
tbe ripening of cherries and the curing of
hay. As yet there is but little bay cut.
Santa Rosa (C. C. Farmer) —Fogs have
prevailed fora week or more. Crops Look
well, but sunshine and warmth would be
.cial to corn and fruit.
Lodi (Ezra Fisk The cool weather
has been favorable to all crops. Eaying
■snow under way. The quality is good
and the yield about the average, but the
acreage is loss than usual. Highest and
low. Bt temperature 81° and -.."> . <
Turlock (P.R. McCabe).—There is little
change in the crop prospects, though tho
grain is standing the drought better than
j-pected. The weather lias been
cooler and somewhat cloudy, with
considerable dew each night. Many of
the larmers are busy haying.
The following crop telegram was sent
\ a. M. on Saturday by the
S:gnai Sen Lee I faserver.
•The col weather has greatly benefited
growing crops. It fa 1 the rapid
ripening of strawberries and cherries,
thereby keeping prices higher.
"Hay cutting Is in full blast all over
ite, but the curing is being retarded
by the cool and partly cloudy weather.
'"In Southern < 'alifornia budded ..ranges
tting well for a heavy crop, while
the | for seedlings is" light.''
A Folsom Centenarian on Ills Annual
Spring Pilgrim-age.
"Could you give an old man a pipeful
of tobacco?"
This remark mado in one of our stores
a few days ago, says the PlacerviUe
ittracted the attention of several
customers waiting to be served, and tarr
ing they saw a plainly-clad, gray-haired
form, bent with the burden of a long life,
stepping with a gait which plainly de
noted that time was telling on the mus
• what hail been a powerful human
"1 ha i smoker for over seventy
five vi. ara," continued the speaker; "ever
since I w;.> a young man."
are you, then?" asked a by
I - and over." was ttie r<
■:n tin- third day of April,
.ed two da; I _ng born a
l do not claim to remember thr
event- my lather an.l mother kept track
r me, but 1 know the date.
"Where waa I born? In Sweden, sir,
snd my name is Pete Lawson. I Left that
. seventy-five > earns ago,
and came to this country. If any man
had to! I in. then that l should live to this
should have «-_ti 1«»*I him ■ fooL
\ f Well, I liveanvwhere.
1 bave ao home, bnt most of iho time 1
»om. I wonder If the young
maa is going to give me thai tobacco V*
The wsa produced and the
donor thanked, then another bystander
I for a knife to cut it with, and
anoth itch to li_;ht bis short-stem
: His pipe lit, be pn«fid on. in
answer to Inquiries be claimed to be •
sailor, to havo wandered around the
: came to California in 1890.
His lun; figure has been wen about the
street- i aslonally for sev
eral j
livery spring about the middle of May,
s through town, goes up the old
I a ways, and in about two
. returns, and is not seen again un
til the next spring. Ho possesses no
i, but travels as &r aa his strength
permits In a .lay. and la given accommo
dations and m< als wherever he chooses to
stop. Old, worn out, lonely and home
• .tless, and will continue
his journeyings here until the great long
journey brings to an end his life of varied
experiences. __
Placer's Fair and Festival.
Tho Auburn lit raid learn, from tho
oommfttee In charge of tho grand Straw
-ry Fair and Festival and Farmers' In
stitute, which is to be held there next
Friday arid Sritnrday, that among tho
prizes offered will bo one for the best dis
play of straw berries, one for the best i\\e
varieties, one for the best three varieties.
and one for the best single variety, not
less than four boxes of each variety to
constitute a display.
During the two days of the fair straw
berries and cake will be dealt out to all
comers at a nominal price, and half the
proceeds from this source will be donated
to "Placer on Wheels." It is expected
there will be a very large attendance, and
the committee want it understood that
everybody will be welcome.
TUey Subscribe I_iberally For a Dis
trict Aarricultitral Fair.
Yesterday's Woodland Mail contains a
report of a spirited meeting held in that
place ou the preceding evening to con
sider the matter of holding a district fair
there this year.
Director Ueo. Woodard, of the District
Fair Association, was present, and in re
sponse to an invitation from the Presi
dent, addressed the meeting. He said
the Marysville people were unanimous in
consenting to give Woodland the fair this
year, but with the understanding that wo
alternate with Marys.ille every year
afterwards in holding it. He had been
urged by the Woodland people to get the
lair here, and upon their assurance that
they would take tho fair and make a suc
cess of it. He had obtained it for Yolo
County, although without pledging the
people of Yolo County to yield to Marys
ville next year. But he was in favor of
such an understanding with the Marys
ville people.
Mr. Woodard said the time was short
and if anything was to bo done work
must be begun without delay. A track
must be made, and the ground is getting
hard. We want a good track—the lest
in the State, and we can have it. Red
Blulf, Marysville, Willows and other
places make their fairs more than pay
expenses, and Woodland can do as well.
Sam Mowder favored a joint stock cor
poration, and thought at the outset it
might be a good idea to lease a good piece
of land with the privilege of buying, lor
the fair grounds.
After Borne discussion the meeting re
solved that a Fair Association "be incor
porated with capital stock of $50,000, and
L. B. Adams, Goo. Woodard and Dr.
ROSS were appointed a committee to have
proper articles of incorporation drafted.
A motion that the price of stock be fixed
at ?10 per share prevailed.
W. M. Coward put down his name for
(500 worth of stock, and invited gentle
men to follow suit. In a few minutes
nearly $5,000 was pledged, with nearly the
whole eouuty to hear lroin, as follows:
W. M. Coward, 50 shares; Geo. Wood
ard, 50; L. B. Adams, 50; Arthur Byrns,
50; Dr. Thos. I.< ss. .Ie; Dr. Geo. H. Jack
son, 30; C F. Thomas, 25: Thos. Ryder,
10: S. T. Mowder, 10; E. M. Tilden, 10;
W. 11. Corson, 10; Woodland Daily Mail,
10; John Wohlfrom, 10; ii. Campbell, 25;
Wm. Gibson, 50.
An Australian Fly That Is Said to be a
Remedy For It.
A .veek ago the RecorD-Ukiox con
tained an account of the ravages that were
being committed in the southeastern part
ofthe county by the Bwarms of locusts
that periodically Visit that section. Here
tofore there has been no known remedy
for the evil, but it now appears that there
has been discovered a means of extermi
nating them, and, like other god-sends to
this country it comes from Australia, the
place from which came the lady-bug that
has so effectually cleaned the scale from j
California orange groves.
The California i-'n.l Grower of recent
-ays that J. I. Buggy of Carowa,
New South Wales, has discovered a j
grasshopper parasite which bids fair to i
annihilate the pest Be claims that it has
been so eflective in certain Australian
districts that grasshoppers by the million
and .billion have been destroyed, 'i'ho
parasite is a fly, somewhat Longer than
tiie ordinary house ily, but more delicate
in form and generally of a lighter color.
Its body and legs an- covin-,I with deli
cate, hair-like appendages. It lays its
eggs in the grasshopper, from which
there con i a a worm from one quarter to
one half inch in Length.
This worm eate its v. ay out ofthe grass
hopper and then in eight days assumes
Insect form. Investigation haa some
times revealed as many as two, three and
four larva.* in one grasshopper. The hole
is nearly always eaten through the back
of the grasshoppers near the head. Sev
enty to eighty per cent, of the grasshop
pers Lave already been affected by tho
This discovery may prove almost aa
valuable to American farmers in grass
hopper-infested districts a- the discovery
of the Vedalia cardinalis was to tbe or
ange growers of California. At all events,
residents of the infected districts shou It
open correspondence with tbe state Agri
cultural Society, or tbe state Hoard of
Horticulture, and If possible introduce
some of the pa__u.it< s.
Its Features are Delineated by Sitcnal
Officer Barwick.
The Signal Service temperatures at 5
a. If. and 6 i\ >i. yesterday were S3 and
Ts . whil.-the highest and lowest were 81°
and 61°, with gentle to fresh southerly
winds and the sky partly covered with
cirro-stratus clouds moving Irom the
The barometrical readings at .. a. m.
and -r> p. M. were 90 and 29.89 inches,
showing a faU in the Instrument in the
past twelve hours.
The highest and lowest temperatures one
year ago yesterday w* ra *- and 61 . and
one year ago to-day S1 J and 01°.
The average temperature yesterday was
86°, which is 1 warmer than the normal.
The past six days, exclusive of yester
day, were from 4' to tf cooler than the
The Ladies Delighted.
Tlio plea-ant effect and the perfoet
safety with which ladies may use the
liquid fruit laxative. Syrup of Figs, under
all conditions, make it their favorite
remedy. It is pleasing to the eye and to
the taste: gentle, yet effectual, "in acting
on the kidneys, liver and bowels.
.ri. ham's pilis cure sick headache.
AT Hammer's music store. 820 •! street, you
will find the largest stock of musical goods.
Bole agency fbr Cttickerlng 4 Sons' pianos. *
Spring Medicine
Is so important that great care should be used
I able cures, and the fact that it has a larger
sale than any other sarsaparilla or blood puri
fier shows the great confidence the people
have in it. The best Spring Medicine, to
Hood's Sarsaparilla
%&3_____fl-_ 3~CLV'S CREAM 3ALM--ri<-an*«»»« the KaoKinPV, THL-?^___J
>l^HrR-i«nKt'v AJn_yi- I'ain ai.il Inli-tmroation, H'-aUMgWI'-'ftS f^y-Si
£r tilo Soret *' I>'"|t""'*' Ta»t*t and Snn.ll, and <'ure*R-lr'ATAßT^i'tt
'-,* '$£ ___yjy ma— wf «__■__, vSB S&_ wB &___ uSE _i__**
How it is Being Developed in the El
Dorado Mountains.
Operations of the American River Land
and Lumber Company—Other
El Dorado County has a source of
future wealth in her pine forests that bids
fair to overshadow, in tho coming years,
that of her mining days, and to rank
with the fruit industry that is now being
developed in her foothill section. The
only wonder is that these magnificent
forests of sugar-pine have so long re
mained undeveloped. But operations
have at last been commenced on a scale
that will soon bring the old mining
county into note as a lumber-producing
section. Referring to what is now being
done there, the Placerviile Democrat of
Saturday says:
The season for lumbering in tho moun
tain-- has opened in good shape, and now
times aro lively in the hills, wiih the
prospect of an exceptionally brisk sea
son, with the employment of a large
number of men, and considerable benefit
to the county. The main work done by
the American River Land and Lumber
Company has been confined to putting
their big log drive in the river and start
ing it down to Folsom.
This work is now practically com
pleted, so far as putting the logs in the
river is concerned, and soon the company
will begin operations in the timber for
tho next season's drive, as they have
already demonstrated the practicability
of floating logs down the river from their
mountain camp to the- boom at Folsom.
At the ETt Dorado Mill ami Lumber
Company's camp, near Dogtown, every
thing is booming. The saw-mill started
up on Thursday last, witii a full crew of
men and a good supply oi logs on hand.
The company now have seventy-five
nun at work, and are turning out 30,000
feet of lumber a day. Their logs are
hauled to the head of the chute, for de
livery to the mill, mostly by a donkey
engine and the traction engine that was
taken up there recently. These two en
gines work admirably in the timber, and
have proven a decided success.
With a donkey-engine of 100 horse
power, and a traction-engine of half that
power, the amount of work accomplished
is equal to that ofa small army of horses
and cattle. The new steam dry-kiln, ca
pable of holding loo.uoo feet of boards, is
in full operation, or will be next week.
This kiln is 100x30 feet, with three tracks,
upon which the cars loaded with lumber
are run, and after drying are run out to
the piling-yards, thus requiring but one
handling of the lumber before hauling.
The calculation of the company is to
turn out an average of 30,000 reet of lum
ber per day, which is tlie capacity of their
dry-kiln, and keep this record tip for the
« mire season. We understand mis com
-1 pany has an immense amount of lumber
> at Diamond Springs already, from last
year's sawing, and will at once commenco
hauling this year's cut.
The other sawmills in the county aro
making preparations to start up at onco.
Blair's mill will be running by the first
ol next week, thi; cattle having boon sent
up this week, and the necessary prelimi
nary work about the mill dono" in readi
ness to start up.
Bryant's, Davenport's and the Sly Park
mills will soon be in full blast, and" teams
are already at work hauling out some of
last year's cut,
*>n the north side of the county one or
two ofthe mills bave already Btartea up,
and the others willsoon bein operation.
Altogether, the season will be the live
liest ever known in tiie timber of El Do
rado County, and a Bmallarmy of men
will be kept busy, with a large number
ot teams, during the entire summer,
making times lively in some portions of
the county.
Plaeervillo to Figure as a Fruit-Ship
ping Point.
[From the Placerviile Democrat, May l .th.
Mr. Barnett, one of the firm of fruit
handlers who .have scoured a lease of our
local fruit-shipping house, has been in
the county the past week looking over
the fruit prospects. The house repre
sented by Mr. Barneett was in business
at Auburn last year, and acquired a
knowledge of the qualities of Id Dorado
fruit that Led them to transfer their busi
-■:> as to the center of this county, in order
lo handle the crop to better advantage.
Mr. Barnett says be had made inquiry
in the principal fruit sections ofthe coun
ty, and learns that there will be a very
large crop of peaches, aud but a Light crop
irs. Notwithstanding the short crop
of pears, the firm is calculating on handl
ing ISO car-loads from their house here.
The amount of green fruit shipped Irom
Placerviile last year was over fifty cars
and Mr. Barnett estimates that he ship
ped irom Auburn Last year over forty cars
Of Xl Dorado fruit that this year will
come t<> Placerviile.
In calculating 130 oar-loads from this
pomt tins year,the estimate places tiie
crop at 50 per cent, more than it was Last
year, winch we consider conservative, in
view of the prospect for an immense
p.ach crop, with many new trees coming
tn bearing.
Evidence of the Fact.
A paper published in oneof the villages
in a northern mountain county has this
"If this issue should not eomo up to the
standard, our readers will please attribute
it to tho absence oftho editor."
And right below it appeared the follow
ing society item :
Are you going to take 'er to the Me-
Ginleyshow Monday night? It'll be a
In England fashionable dressmakers
and milliners serve tea to every customer
wb., calls, an,i thereby add greatly to
their sales. There is nothing a woman.
tired with shopping, relishes as a cup of
tea, and in her gratitude sue is likely to
buy the prettiest bonnet in the shop.
©ltaijc***> gfoilg far the J*efc Clause.
Ladies' Summer Wear.
\X7e have displayed ±n show win
dow a large variety of Ladies' Sum
mer Vests, which will be an sale
TO-DAY, They are all of ex
cellent value and prices extremely
Ladies' KLnit Merino Vests, short sleeves 10c
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Vests, sleeveless, neatly trimmed
Ladies' Fancy Swiss Ribbed Vests',""ni'cely"^
Ladies' Fast-color Balbriggan Vests, lace trimmed,
Ladies' Fine Jersey Ribbed Silk-finished VestsV in all
shades, sleeveless qqc
Ladies' Fine Jersey Ribbed Vests, silk trimmed.""With
Ladies' Extra-fine Swiss Ribbed Vests, low neckjlace
X Plomer's Fancy Plaid Seersuckers, in handsome light
shades 121 c per yard
Plomer's Fancy Piaicl and Striped Suitings...l2_c per yard
Fast i*.laek Fancy Satin-Stripe Crepe Cloth 23c per yard
Fast Black Paris Satines, latest novelties 38c per yard
AtlPf. Vi I
Ladies' anci Misses' Black and
White Leghorn Flats, 45c.
On Sale To-day.
Three lines of Men's Feather
weight Derby Felt Stiff _s_Eats,
stylish shape, regular value
3*3 SO, in tan, drab and nutria
colors, handsome dress hats, _$1.
RED HOUSE, Sacramento, Cal.
.fashionable RaiUrrmg*
fit 25 PER GENT LESS .Jill
SUITS Ma.3 to order Hem $20 |^^
PANTS Wit. order from §5 IWM
*_F-R .lfis for R':li-Mea--_r.ni. ntn- |;i__«__
and Samples of Cloth MOt free S",*""**jisu&r!"*-H\
for all orders. ft>*^
No. 600 J St., cop. Sixth
/j MIK\42G a STREET,
y 111 /0> ,00° PATTE3NS .o SELECT from.
nf sis.co op.
53,50 Op;
0I& pipe smqner^
w\tr\out & Peer
Its paoKaoc waKes »t tfje
mos?t ties ir&bi e% to
carry in the, pocMet.
cheap Coolie good-* of pa*>er material,
or those ondernelllng our home industry.
Only regular goods from first-class n.annt.ie'l
orlng booties, BOch as Hathaway. Sole &. Har
rlQgton, the United Workmen Company.
Every attention given t<> borne industry.
f-OOfls sold at prices beyond competition.
United Workingmen's Fine OairSlux-K reduced
from $:: oo to $;.. M. KL'EI'XEL,
myrJ-M 824 J street.
. -g
O. OO M PM SXO M & 00.,
(Successors to A. J. Johnston & Co.),
410 J Ptrret. SftCrtun*] nto. my2-t
i?atthittn $)ouaw._
1_ city, oorner Firth and J streets Sacr£
mento. Guaranteed capital SSOO 000-^. i..
up -.Pital, rold coin, S.!k> !>o«T: lla'ns on Pre
estate in California, iuly 1,1890,118 8M442
-*■£,* 09,394. Term and ordinary dei_osit. r,Z
-■iy.,!. Dividends paid in January an^juh
Money loaned upon real estate only. The
;;;'7:V_i_.__^7_s,_«_:s I'-.0!.v;. 1 -i;.:
Saoramento, Cal.—Founded 1850.
Salurday hours 10 A . M . to _ p M
D O SSS-* 8 AND •SITAHETT,-r *'^-RS.
ED< lAB M [Li__v''.'•',v.hi. m Hli nrPS
S. PRENTISS SMITH Vi . Pr. s '.!'-',. L_ "4r'^
FRANK MILLEK c*isu . II? [$?"**
OU_orper_o__.own i,l9.shar_s
Capital and Surplus, «;GOO,OOO.
Tim t 'C!< r kme Steel «afe Deposit Vault and
GBO. W. LOK^^;sier,^ N ' *"«*»*•
Southwest eomor Fourth and j
Sstroets, Sacrameuto, Cal
Guaranteed Capital $500,000
LI.WI? J K- J'^fp _ Indent
»: D.\VU KITBECiL Vice-President
C. H. <UMMIV<;s ...Cashier
r, T - _. DIRECTORS:
?' w KINMA-V« Fiavin* X alsip
Ha, H».>" M,Naa» F- B* Terr" '
Draws Draft* on Principal Cities of the World
Satvkday Bocss, 10A.11.T0l p. m.
= ± === sft__«_S
L-i»uit. r . \i>niv'P'r
Assistant Ca_hier GERBER
_-__3T'_^_Ss Jos- Stkff.ns,
Geo. c. Perkixs, Fkeo'kCox, '
-m._j.kii.eovt Justus Greely,
w. c. gerber.
323 Pine Street, San Fraucisco.
PAID DP CAPITAL, $1,000.000. SURPLUS, $250,000.
K. ( . WOOLWOBTfI President
\\ . H. BKOWN Vice-President
X Deht Sinking B.ind of the City of Sacra
mento will have on hand by the day of
May about Forty Thousand Dollars for the
purchase of Sacramento City Bonds, whleh
they will pay to the lowest and best bidders
for tho respective classes of bonds due in
1688,1893.1895 and 190:3. They invite sealed
proposals for the sale ot these bonds, and will
consider aii bids placed with the Commission
ers on or iK-fore 10 o'clock a. x. on the 25th
day of MAY. IS9I. The different series of
bonds must be offered senarately, as they are
of different values, according to the period at
which they fall due. All bids should be di
rected to th. "Commissioners of the Funded
Debt of Sacramento, 5' and marked on the out
side, "Bids for Bonds." The Commissioners
reserve the right to reject any or all bids.
H. O. BEATTY. President,
ap2l-tlllmy23 Commissioner*,.
of Coal at the C. O. D. YARD, Fourth and
t streets.
<g/qpqy Ualles %at\*e.
Busy Frait-Growers in a Pretty
Yolo Valley—Tancred and Its
Adjoining Farms.
A Rohert A. nnd Neal D. Rarker nsstxnnt. d
themselves With William McKay, all of Oak
land, with a view of searching out a suitahl
location in which fo engage in the protttable
occupation of fniit-growim:. After vlsitmj;
many localities, they decided on the Capay
Va.iey. Yolo County, and the Rhodes t-.act
at Tancred.
Negotiations were opened with the Capagr
Valley Land Company, owning the tract In
question. With w. il Mills, the General
j Agent of that company, they arranged for the
[ purchase of about 220 acres of foothill tend.
This being more than they had thought of
taking for their own use. they spoke to a
number of friends about it, with the result
that the tract was divided among me follow
ing people: B. L. Hlekok, 40 acres; w. T.
Harnett, 80acres: X. T. t '.cathead, •.(. acres;
Mrs.lx.Greathead,20 acres; w. McKay, 20
acres; Bf. D. Barker, 20 acres; v. a. Barker,
20 acres; ,i. P. Brown.cc, SO acres; K. H. Has.
Lett, 10acres; Joseph Rarker, 10 a- res; A. W.
Kelly, io ..re;, and Fred, rick Kelly, 10 acres.
so far this had been merely a priv;,
ture of tbe gentlemen above named, but in
I talking up the question of dividing tbe land
already purehaa* d, it was found thai so many
more would like to Join It than thearea ot the
purchase would admit of, that it wa
tested on all hand;;, "Why not get some more
land and divide it up in the same way?"
Then followed tbe idea of a stock company to
take hold of a larger tract and arrange for the
cultivation of the whole of if, aiter subdividing
it according to tbe requirements of the sub
scribers. A provisional board was formed, a
prospectus issued, and tinaliy. on the sth of
dune, 1890, the Western Co-operative Col
onization and Improvement Company was
duly registered and proceeded to business,
with the following officers: President, Will
iam McKay; Vice-President, Bt P. BlOWnj
Directors-H. <_'. Ellis, Charles Brooke and
R. A. Darker; Secretary and General Manage
Neal D. Barker; solicitor, C. E. Snook; Treas
urer, First National Dank of Oakland.
The balance of the tract. 373 acres, was pur
chased. A contract was entered Into for the
purchase Of a large number of fryit tree.,
vines, etc. This early purchase of tre-s (ra
the means of saving between 93,000 and
94,000 to the company, the prices in some
Cases having more than doubled since then.
The ideas which the prospectus set forth
•iave been but slightly modified and the
progress of the company has been uninter
rupted. Those who went into it dOubtinlyg
have become enthusiastic, and almost all the
membcr> arranged to set out all their lands in
fruit trees, etc., the n.st year. Consequently
inthis, the flrst season, some 40,000 tries
and between 20,000 and :.0,0()0 vines will be
The satisfactory working of this scheme has
had the effect of attracting considerable at
tention to the work of the Colony Company,
and a number of people are now desirous of
Joinlng In with them. An additional 200
acres have been added to the sixty acres
originally purchased.
For the company is predicted a very bright
future, as well as for the beautiful valley In
which their operations are conducted. Ilow
this marvelous little garden has come to be so
long neglected is a puzzle to every one who
has visited it, butone. thing is very sure, and
thai is that this neglect will never again be
felt In the valley.
The Omits set out are mostly ofthe standard
varieties--peaches, apricots, BarUetl pears,
prunes, Ugs, raisin grapes, etc., while along ,
both sides of the avenues, throughout the
tract, WalnntSWill throw their grateful shade.
A considerable number of citrus trees are also
being set out; quite a sufficient number to
demonstrate that these fruits can be success
fully grown in the valley, about which the
colonists appear to have no doubt, provided
proper care is given to the young trees. Neal
D. Barker, General Manager of the company,
resides on the tract, and to his care is to be
ascribed much of the success of the venture.
Mention should be made of the town-site,
about which there is a pleasant innovation
which might with profit be followed by more
ambitious places. A small park of some three
acres has been laid out right in the center of
the town. This park it la proposed to beautify
by planting to it from time to time as many
ofthe beauties and curiosities of tree and
shrub life as may be obtained by diligent
starch and a wise expenditure, of money, it
Is not expected that Tancred will ever be a
large and busy city, but it is thought that it
can be made a very pleasant little place to
dwell in.
A petition has beeu circulated recently and
very largely signed, asking the county to ac
cept Island avenue, on the colony tract, as a
county road, and to build a bridge across
Cache Creek at this point, in order to give the
settlers on the east side of the creek access to
Tancred station. The Tancred colonists are
quite willing to give tiie necessary right of
way, and are very desirous of having a bridge
there, as tlie colony lands extend along both
sides of the stream. It is thought that it
would be a very wise expenditure of public
money to grant them this very necessary im
provement, as the operations of such com
panies are of widespread bt-neiit to the whole
county and State. The attractions and com
forts of the cities are well known, but to
those who are willing to scttieon the land and
Show that the country also affords attractions
and comforts, and ways of making money
pleasantly, evers* Inducement should be held
The following is a list of the principal mem
bers of the Tancred Colony, with the number
of acres owned by each, and a fact worthy of
mention Is that in each contract or deed is
sued by the Colony Company there is a pro
vision that no intoxicating liquor shall ever
be manufactured or sold on the land. Tiie ap
parent success of the enterprise shows that
the Ideas and plans of the colony, as set forth
in the prospectus some time ago, are not im
practicable: C.T.Hull, Berkeley, 5 acres; w.
P. Hammond, Oakland, 14 acres; c. S. Kas.
son, San Francisco, 11 acres; Jos. Barker, 10
acres; A. .V. Kelly, Kincardine, Out., 5 acres;
N. T. Greathead, 5 acres; R. G. Greathead,
Oakland, 10 acres: B_ A. Barker, San Fran
cisco, 10 acres; N". D. Rarker, Tancred, 10
acres; Dr. K. Favor, San Francisco, 27 acres;
J. P. Brownlee, Kincardine, Out., 0 acres; W.
T. Barnett, Berkeley, 6 acres; M. P. Rrown,
10 acres; Chas. Brook, Sr., Oakland, 10 acres;
W. C. Rootelle, Berkeley, 20 acres; Mrs. T.
A. Crellin, Oakland, 5 acres; O. IL Teach,
Tancred, 5 acres; 11. C. Ellis, Oakland, 10act*es;
J. Vanstone, Winnipeg, 10 acres; E. A. Van
stone, Tancred, 5 acres; E. Wads worth, Sac
ramento, 5 acres; M. A. Thomas, Oakland. 6
acres; James Oraham, San Francisco, 11
acres; A. stark, 12 acres; J. Stark, 10 acres;
Mrs. M. Vrooman, 8 acres; C. E. Snook, 10
acres; c. T. Oreathead. 12 acres; Wm. Mc-
Kay, 5 acres; Mrs. Wm. McKay. Oakland, 5
acres; Mrs. K. C. Wooley, Brooklyn. N. V., 10
acres; Mrs. H. Beckley, Oakland, 5 acres; T.
A. Marriett, 5 acres; J. C. Harrison, Tancred,
5 acres. The land reserved by the Colony
Company, including townsite, consists of 01
acres. iclStfd&w
STANDARD NO. l. .4 1. Wl____EBD____E
pi i.. a dark !>;,>, 16 bands high, bred at High
lawn .arm Mass. He very c 1...
i.is sire, Alcantara, 2:38, who has the honor
oi bavmg add.d chore trotter, to tbe 2 -t
(81) last year than any other sire tn the wot id.
edruree \\ dkesuaie's .ire is Alcantara,
2:23 slreof33 m tho 2:30 list at 14 years!
: more than any sire of his n ■•■■■. bj G_onre
-.."'• '-'v*'" fl'eofGuJ Wilkes, 2:15^. and
. l others in the 8:80 Ust). Alcantara's dam
is Alma Mater (dameof r*. in 2:80 list' by
Mambrlno Patcben (sire of tbe dams of ouv
\v likes, 2:15k Baron Wilkes, 2:18 and ;,9
others in £80 list). Wiikeedale'S -v.m Is
Ihonidale Maid. 8:80 (dam of Miss Altec,
7-11* and Thornton, W-:.*;', . byTborndaS
I". .7 •",■ -Alexanders \ b_..!!ah. out of Old
uody .lum of Director, 2:17, onward :.*_. 7
Czarina. 2:2 i, and Xborudale, 2:28k . second
dam. Bridesmaid, by Rj sdyk's Hamb.etouiun.
Terms—#ioo for the season, with usual rv
Five-year-old record. 8:88. standafd by
breeding and performance. I'hls fesl vonnr
stallion wa. brad by Hon. Leland Stanford,
laio vito.rai. Bewas sired by Kaills, 8:81
Ithe sire of Wanda, •.;_•>< .. vu 0 n Marvin .7 38.
Falrose, 3-year-old trlaf, 2:80W ami Will
i Kington, 2:3. . by tho gi -at Electioneer ; ti.e
sbreol Sunol. 3 years. 2:lo>i,and 62 otbersln
J:3olist). Ion Marvin's dam 7 I'oni, by
i Don \ ietor, son of Bel mont, second dam ciara
; bel (dam of Cliften BeU. _•::..*,,. and crand dam
: '-...,.' .v, ,l",l\;V., ai> M4* ll,ui Bleotriclan,
' rV- *7 Ahdallah Siar; third dam, Fairy!
by Rysdyk's Hambletonlan; fourth dam,
! fcmma Mills, by Beely'« American siar. l>on
-Marvin Is a handsome seal brown, lo hands
: hiiin. und weiiciis over l,_i)o p.*»und« He Is a
; horse ol neat natural spited. Hie present reo
orci was made with scare* ly any preparation
atter makings large season in the stud, and Is
no measure of his speed. The price of his set"*.
Ice tbe is* 40, which is lower than any sta_-
Uon In the Btate with same record and "breed.
standard No. 15,048.—Kaffir is a rich bay,
foaled 1-S7; bred by L.J. Rose, Esq., LosA»
ueles Cai.; 1534 hands high; sired by Alcazar.
.:•-<>>.., he br sultan. 2:2. [sire of StambonL
8:11), out ol Minnehaha .dam of .. horses lv
lie 2:80 list), Kaffir's dam is Flower <}|rl,
by Autburtou -sue „r .\!a'». 8:16. and the
damaoi Raze] Wilkes, 2:20, Freedom, 2:899-_—
fastest yearling in the world and 5 otbersln
2:80 list); second dam, Flora. •..':;::; b> Qen
eral McClellan sire of :t n, •.•;.;!, list); tblrfl
dam. Mora Langford, by Langford (sire of the
dams tv Lillian Wilkes, 3 -.ears, 8 1.7 and 3
otbersln 2:3U list). Mr. Etosesay* Kaffir was
one o: tiie fastest yearling trol ers h<
bred, trotting quarters in :;:■ , seconds In his
yearling form. He wii! be allowed to serve a
limited number of marcs at gio thoseasou,
atter which he will be prepared lor tbe tall
The public is invited to call and see these
fine individuals, representing the Turks
GREAT Tkottisg Fvmu.iks — WILKKS,
Qood pasture close by tbe etty at . i per
month. For 'arther partleulars and eon*
plete circular-, call or add
•°M2Mf 1520 F sti a .ento, Cal.
bers will be glren In Wallace's Trotting
Roister No. 10.)
ROSS s., 2:25, by Nutwood, 2:1 -■}!, first
dam by State of Maine, 2-An. by Simpson's
Messenger by Winthron Messenger, son of
Imp. Messenger, second dam by McCrack
Black Hawk.
ROSS S. bas the SiStest record of any Nut
wood stallion on the coast, excepting Dawn.
2:1 *-' 4 . and as a sire will prove to be the equal
01 alls son of NutWOOd. His flrsl col's, now
3-year-olds, are very promising, and three oi
tbem will droi. hi the 8:30 IL.I this year, if
nothing happens them, as two can now show
a 2:30 gait, and the third can trot v mile in
:.':.")(). ROSS'S.and his colts 1 .nt
stables of the undersigned, where all can see
that he is a sin • ir, style and speed.
DGESCRIPTION—ROHH s. Is a rosewood
bay. 1»i hand-, high, weighs 1,150 ponnds,
very stylish, good mane and tail, legs and
feet, plenty of bone and muscle, anda si
did long neck.
TERMS—ROSS S. will stand at $75 for tha
Is my name; my she is RossB., record !_:25,
by Nutwood, record 2:18% my dam is Etalka,
by Sultan, record 2:24. sire ol Stamboul,
record 2:11; my great dam ;s Katie Did, the
dam ol Inez, record 2:30. lam 3 yeega old,
L".'.. hands high, splendid blood bay in color,
heavy black mane and tail, the lest ot legs
and feet,long neck, cool bead,well set on,
can trot a 2:40 gall in an easy way. 1 am tho
only stallion in the State -landing for public
service that combines the blood of the tw.»
pi-eat sires, NutWOOd and Sultan. I will be
allowed to serve fifteen approved maps for
gnO the season, at Worth (iber's Training
stables. Sacramento Rao Track. Oood mares
sent to breed to me will have the best of care
ful handling and kept In any way wished.
Accidents or escapes at owner's risk. Address
all communication- to
mrCl-sm GIS TWenty-thirdst., Sacramento.
TROT.IS& STALLION—A Sisal Sire _!ran_.ly -Y.rl.oKe..
i. lonable breeding, bis sire being by tbo
sire of the ert-at Nutwood, and his sire's dam,
like that of Nutwood's dam, being by idiot Jr.
Although it has been tbe reproach <d my
friends that my partiality for Prompter pre
vented me from giving Sterling ".1 chance,"
not giving him my 1 est mares nor working
his colts, and be bad but few outside mares.
in spite Of which, al 11 years old, he had lour
2:30 performen and a son that sired a tiily
tbat entered th. :..;.> .-• . • years old and
show*, d a tu'.l mile h. ber work In '.Ma.-a-a
showing that not ten horses In tbe world nas
eqaaled. His dam is;1., dam of a 1 rear-old
with a record 01 2:26, and grand dam of a
4-year old with a record of 2:20, and ol a
maie that has produced a j-is<.> trotter and tho
fastest 2-year-old ever bred In Butte County,
and grand dam of a horse thai has sired a
2:30 p .former, si-.,, has uot only won ncr
way to the "table ot great brood mares,"'but
hat demonstrated thai sbep >88c**e_ ia an em
inent degree those invaluable qualities In the
dam of a BtocS horse, the potency to "breed
on" and the qua.ity of-"early development."
Although foaled In Sacramento, what im
ported i Is him? \V. I-L HICKS.
. the season at AGRICUJ-TUBAL PARK,
rice,$30 for season.
mr_l--m it. 11. NASOX, Proprietor.
Tho Standard Trot thii. stnlllon.
This is ms last season HERi; as
be is engaged to go south after this year.
Now Is your time to breed. For particulars
inquireof IL s. BEALS,
1213 F street, or af the Park.
(Successor to Fritz Ot Miller),
'j\j*) pie). A complete stock of Undertaktag
Goods always on hand. EMBALMING A
SPECIALT. . Telephone No. I*o.
1017-1010 Fourth St., Saonunento.
_| H CLARK, Funeral I'inctor and Couuty
t oroner. Telephone No. 13). J
W. J. KAVANAUGH. Undertakef
Xo. 8 l.i 3 st., hot. Ftfth mid SLvtli.
menl Of Metallic and Wooden Caskets.
Barial Cases, Coffins and Shrouds furnished.
Coffin orders will receive prompt attention ou
short notice nnd at the lowest rates. Ofiice
open day and night. Telenhone No. 30-">.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Fancy ami Staple Groceries.
Constantly on hand.
Berries uud Other Fruits Received
1026 AMD 1030 U STREET.
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