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Is the American Horse Better
than His British Congener?
Lexington Compared With De Moth
of Forty Years Later.
The Fallacy of the Time Teat In Races
for Running Horses--Ten Broeck,
the Watch-Breaker, and Dun
lap, the Horse-Beater.
Gen. B. F. Cockrill of the Richland
stud farm, near Nashville,Tenn., names
over a list of old-time horses which, so
he says, "could win every race of any of
the late meeting from Monday morning
to Saturday night." In this list Mr.
Cockrill includes Lady Lightfoot, Ball's
Fiorizel, Ariel, Travatha, Jim Bell and
Rodolph in a list with Lexington, Bos
ton, Reel, George Martin, Brown Dick,
Jack Malone and Miss Foote, a some
what singular way of mixing up horees
of the first and second classes. Norfolk
was just about such a horse as Lexing
ton, and could have beaten his time had
opportnnity ever offered itself. Mr.
Cockrill omits Hubbard, a borrie that
died in California, that was 60 yards
faster in a three mile race than Norfolk,
and 200 yards better than Reel, Brown
Dick or George Martin. Norfolk's race
is s :27>fJ—s:29,'a'5:29,'a' while that of Brown
Dick was 5:30—5:28. Both were 4 j ear
olds, Brown Dick carrying 86 pounds
and Norfolk 100 in the tall of the year.
Hubbard carried 107 pounds, being 7
pounds more thanNorfolkand2l pound-t
more than Brown Dick, and covered 2%
miles in It would only have
been necessary for him to have done
another quarter mile in Beconds to
have beaten both the records of Norfolk
and Brown Dick. That Hubbard could
have accomplished the tack no one ever
would doubt who aaw hia insidious,
creeping, fox-like gait with which he
would steal along a mile better than
1:44 with so little effort that he did
not look to be running better than 1:49.
Just why such horses as Lady Light
foot, Ball'a Florizel and Rodolph should
be given in auch company aa George
Martin and Reel is something that
paeses toy comprehension. Reel was
one of the greatest mares ever saddled
in America, and I can recollect bearing
George R. Kenner tell my grandfather
(who commanded a cotton packet be
tween New York and New Orleans at
the time) his idea about the forthcom
ing match between Fashion and Pey
tona. "I can't say I like her altogether,
Merry. She goes with a great long,
rating stride and covera about 27 feet at.
a clip, but that doesn't suit me, some
how. Yon may beat her, for Fashion is
a deid game mare. But if we bad
either Reel or George Martin we would
beat you, sure!"
"Do you think Reel or George Martin
tbe eqnal of Boston?" asked my grand
"Yes, on a good track and witb any
thing lees than 120 pounds up. Tbey
are jast aa game and have a good deal
more speed than he bad; and it is speed
that breeds bottom." .
Now I am a good deal like Mr. Ken
ner. I believe that "speed breeds bot
tom." We have never had a race be
tween horses run in America at two
miles under 3:30, which was tbe mark
set by McWhirter, the unlucky eon of
Enquirer. In Australia they have cov
ered that distance twice inside of 3:29,
twice inside of 3:30 and seven timea be
tween 3:30 and 3:31. Haa any horse in
America done two miles in 3 :.'ifl or bet
ter? Oh, yes, Ten Broeck, a big 5 year
old horse with 110 pounds up, on a pre
pared track and nothing to interfere
with, did it in 3:27%.
On the other hand, Dunlap, a 5 year
old horse, and bred very much like Ten
Broeck, carried 115 pounds at tbe same
age, and covered two miles in
beating a field of 27 borsea, at leaat 20
more horses than Ten Broeck ever beat
in one race in his life. Three years
later Carbine (luckily of tbe same age,
for the sake of comparison), put up the
enormous impost of 145 pounds, and
won in 3:28%, from « field of 39, which
was more than all the horses that Ten
Broeck beat in his whole life. So it won't
do for Mr. Cockrill to deride tbe foreign
importations too much. That tried-and
found-wanting horses have been foisted
upon American breeders in the past 60
years lam quite willing to admit; and
I frankly concede tbat such horses as
Luzborough, Fly-by-Night, Ashtead,
Scythian, Hillsborough, Mango, Lap
idist and Stone Plover could be said to
have "left their country for their coun
try's good." But I must say that i!
General Cockrill is to be taken as ex
cathedra, then some American horses,
such; as Rodolph, Jim Bell and Ball's
Florizel have acquired fasne very
Lexington was probably tbe best
horse ever foaled in America till Long
fellow was foaled, within sight of the
Athene of Kentucky. Lexington was a
horse tbat could gallop a mile in about
1 -AY/i, with a scale of weights 10 per
cent below tbe scale of today ; and yet
the above figure was not reached till
Pompey Payne (a selling plater) made
it 12 years after Lexington's retire
ment from the turf. Lexington could
gallop to death any horse of bis day, as
easily as Longfellow could, in his era,
defeat everything else when in condi
tion. Well, Lexington was matched to
run four miles to beat Leco-nte'a 7:26.
He had a "straw hat" on his back, 101
pounds, and won his owner's bets in
7:192£, with the entire track at hie dis
posal and neither one of his two "teas
ers" (Arrow and Joe Blackburn) allowed
to lap him, even if they were able to do
so, which I shall always doubt. He
could have stalled off four horses of their
caliber as easily as those two.
Felloffcraft, a eon of the imported
horse Australian, and by no means the
best of his get, either, beat that a quar
ter second, carrying seven pounds more
weight and in a bona fide race against
other horses, with Katie Pease to carry
him away from the start and Wanderer
(one of Lexington's best sons) to brush
him home through the stretch.
This comparison does not look
very favorable to Lexington. But
there came a still harder blow than
that. Last fall at Morris park a four
mile purse was hung up und contested
by five atartors, the race being won by
De Muth. a five-year-old horse tbat had
won five times out of 15 starts as a four
year-old. He was not a trashy horse,
and yet no man will for a moment con
tend that he was any such colt as St.
Carlo, Ballarat, Banquet or Chaos at
two years' old, or aa Burlington, Riley,
Tournament or Banquet at three. In
the Suburban of 1891, with 116 pounds
up, he could get no better than eighth
place with the moderate impost of 116
pounds in tbe saddle.
And yet this third class horse Do
Math (for that is all be ever waß) goes
out at tbe old scale of weights such s.s
were in vogue in Lexington's time and
with nine or 10 pounds more weight up
than Lexington (of tbe same age) bad
carried, ran within a quarter of a second
of tbe sightless hero's time. Now we
will not take long to run over the last
year's calendar and find at least 20
horses that cou d be sold for two
objects : first, to beat De
Muth, at any distance fiom one
mile to four, and second, to beat his
time or Lexington's either. All our
American talk about fast time in the
era of horeea as Lexington, Reel.
Fashion and George Martin (whom I
place at seven pounds better than Miss
Foote, Brown Lick and Jim Bell, and a
stone better than Rodolph, Ariel, Ltdy
Lightfoot and Ball's Florizel) falls to
the winds when we look at the weights
they carried—B6 pounds on a 4 year-old
like Brown Dick and 101 pounds on a
big and well ripened 5-year-old like Lex
Go to England and Australia if you
want examples of weight carrying. Now
I am aware that I shall be met with the
old story that "there is no reliance to be
placed in the timing of English races
because the horees do not paea the same
point at the Btartas at thefinieh." That
was one of the late George Wilkes'argu
ments and bad about as much sense as
most of big other writings on horses.
How many race 1 ? in Australia have we
now-a-days where horses pass the came
point to finish as to start? Not one in
eight; and yet who has the effrontery
to contend that American timing is not
authentic? My idea is that English
timing must be reliable, for Australia
takes her racing methods from England
and I know her timing to be reliable.
When Kingston beat Stockwell he
covered tbe distance of 2% miles in
4:28, which was at the rate of 13% sec
onds to the forlong, while Lexington's
time for four miles was seconds to
tbe furlong Lexington, 6 years old,
earned in bis race 101 pounds, while
Kingston, a year younger, carried 126
pounds, and Stockwell 129; and when
West Australian defeated Kingston at
Ascot he cariied 128 pounds to Kings
ton's 132 and covered the distance at
the rate of 13}£ seconds to the furlong.
In that race Lexington would have been
left in the bead of tbe stretch if com
pelled to carry the same weights.
Fiom 1859 to 1862 the aforementioned
George Wilkee paid a man a steady sal
ary to write up the doings of tbe late
Ricbard Ten Broeck'a American borsea
in England. That gentleman won the
Oesarewitch of 1857 with Prioress, tbe
Goodwood stakes of 1859 with Starke,
and the Goodwood cup of tho following
year with the same horse. In tbe latter
race were Thormanby and TheWizaid,
the first and second horses in the derby
of that year, both carryiug over 120
pounds while but 3 years old, while
Starke, who was 6, bad the light impost
of 122 upon him. Starke won the race,
and in conversation about it 30 years
afterwards Mr. Ten Broeck said: "He
would have died had it not been for Mr.
Pryor's care. He was the worst dis
tressed horse I «ver saw."
Going over to Australia we find three
mile races at every meeting. Melbourne
gives her Royal Park plate in the spring
and|her Champion race in the fall; and
the latter bas been won by a 3-year-old
18 times out of 23, the weight for that
age being 118 pounds. In the Royal
Park plate, run four months earlier, the
weights are 3 years, 116 pounds; 4 years,
126; 5 years, 132; 6 and upwards, 136.
We find the following authentic record
of performances at Flemington and Rand
1878-Fir»t King, 3 years, Flemington,
118 lbs 5:2(5
1883—Commotion, 4 years, Flemington.
128 lbs 8:26
1885—CoroirotioD, 6 years, Flemington,
136 lbs 5:36J<
1887— Trident, 3 years. Flemington. 116
lbs 5:25?<£
18C0—Carbine, 4 years, Bandwiek, 128
lbi 5 26S*
Against these we have tbe following:
1882—Llda Stanhope, Saratoga, 4 years,
108 Iks 5:25J4
1383-Klla Warfleld, Saratoga, 6 Tears.
112 ft.s 5:25
1888— Drake Oarter, — yeara, — lbs 5:24
Who will deny that tbe Australian
performances are tbe best when the
weights are considered T
At :t' A milea tbe American record
stands at 3:56>i for tbe dead heat at
Saratoga, between Springbok and Preak
neas, each carrying 115 pounds, the
former being 5 and the latter 7. In the
Australian cap of 1890 Dreadnanght by
Cheater, out of Trafalgar by Blair Atbol
beat Melos, Sir William and five others,
in :; :SS» ! -.,, three seconds Blower
than the Saratoga event. He was
3 years and 7 months old, and
carried 118 pounds, just three pounds
more than our American dead-heatere.
I tried for three years to get J. B. Hag
gin and W. H. Jackson to buy him at
$10,000, believing hi.j the superior of
either George Kinney or Luke Blackburn
at tbat age, which is saying a great deal.
Outside of Iroquois and Foxhall, I doubt
if America has ever produced bis equal.
It will not do, therefore, to say that
all the imported horees are trash, or
tbat the long-distance horse has deteri
orated because those races are less fre
quent than in former years. The De
Math race proved conclusively that
any good third-class horse of today
can equal Lexington's time with the
scale of weights that prevailed in
Lexington's day. I contend we have
never had a 3 year old to surpass Dread
naught or Ormonde, unless it were
Iroquois or Foxhall; that we have never
had a 4-year-old to equal West Austral
ian, Kingston, Tristan or Isonomy; nor
a 6-year-old to equal Carbine, Barealdine
or Morion, Hence I hope to see im
portations continue from year to year
and let the good Bense ot our people se
lect the good horßes.
It is beyond question that Harkfor
ward waa a failure, although a brother
to the great Harkaway; that Fly-by-
Night waa not worth hia oata, although
a fairly good race horse and decidedly
v eil bred, and that Scythian, bred as
highly aa any horse in England and
winner of ono of their severeet races,was
of no real value in the stud. But let
ua remember what we owe to Glen
coe, Leviathan, Leamington, Glenelg,
Bonnie Scotland, Australian, Billet,
Buckden and Mortimer, and forget the
shortcomings of the Knight, of t»t.
George, Ayegarth, Siddartba, KmUka
Ashtead, Gleniyon, Rofßifer and High
lander. Tbe -records of our leading
racecourses show tbe marks of St.
Blaise, Rayon dOr and Mr Modred too
plainly to warrant condemnation at the
bands of tbe public at this time of day.
The Stock Interests in Excel
lent Condition Over There.
The Cattle Raisers Banded Tog-ether
for Matna! Protection,
Ofliers and Members of Their Ashoclu
tiou—Some Interesting Items Con
cerning the Mines—Gov. Mur
phy on Arizona.
As has been before stated, the flock
interests oi Mojave county ate quite
large. The range country is very fine
and there is a large acreage of it. Under
ordinary conditions there are certainly
largo returns from cattie raising in ,n»
jave county, but last "year the ueuul
rains failed to come, and the result' w*e
that the grass was below the standard.
The cattle are not now in good condition,
but they will soon fatten up on tbe fresh
grass which will coon spring up after
tbe spring rains.
The stock raisers of the county are
organized, their society being known
under tbe name of tbe Majuve County
Live Stock association. The officers are
Samuel Crozier, president, Hackberry ;
E. J. God man, secretary, Kingman; J.
A. Johnson, treasurer, Kingman ; execu
tive committee, W. H. Lake, Kingman;
E. Ellibee, Stockton: T. F. Garner,
Peach Springs; W. E. Frost, Kingman ;
J. \V. Thompson, Mineral Park.
The memberß are Samuel Crozier,
whose range is at Truxton; G. W.
Beecher, whose range is in the '.Vallapi
mountains; W. E. Front, whose range is
in the same district; Conrad & Conrad,
whose range is at Mud Springs, in the
Sacramento valley, and Breon & Lam
bert, wboee range is on Walnut creek
and tbe Colorado river.
The idications are that this year will
be a prosperous one for the cattlemen of
Mojave county, and it is certainly tn be
hoped that present indications will be
Id the Gold Basin are located tbe El
dorado claims, tbe Banker and numer
ous other ledges of free milling gold.
CerbAt. Stocktou Hiii and Chlorida
are also mining camps of considerable j
promise. Thuy are all prosperous now. j
James Roseborongh is making one of
the most popular sheriffs that Mojave
county has ever had. Mr. Roseboronjiih
is indeed a clever gentleman. -tjsSgß <f:
The climate of the mountain regions
of Mojave county ia simply delightful
during the entire year, and in winter tbe
air is soft and balmy, and in summar tbe
heat seldom becomes ofl'eaaive.
When you go to Kingman inquire for
Judge Ruaeeiijdo not give up tbe search
until you find him and have an inter
vie i. The judge has a large stock of j
information at haud which he is always
willing to dispense with other things aa
well. -
Ad irrigation scheme is uudei way on
tne Big Sandy, in Mojave county. Ite
ditches will cover an area of 125 milea
•square. The soil of the locality ie very
fertile. Fruits and vegetables will be
grown there extensively.
A Denver, Colo., malng man visited
the Ragle and Golden Eagle mines iv
Weaver district. He says tbey are im
mense properties, and with tbe right
method of working will pay handsomely.
Tbe properly is now owned by Messrs.
Monaghan and Murphy of The Needles
and Henry Brown of Weaver.
Messrs. Grant and Baxter, who were
among the first prospectors in Minnesota
district, came in from Deep Creek. Utah,
a few days ago. They consider Mahave
county a much better field for the pros
pector than any region they have visited
since absenting themselves from the.
One of the old citizens of Mojave
county, who is well and favorably
known throughout the vast do
main, is ex-Deputy Sheriff T. W.
Galigber. who is now ;in businei a
at the White Hills mining camp. Mr.
Galigher alao bas some extensive min
eral interests in the district.
In an interview in the Detroit Free
Press Governor Murphy says of Ari
zona: "Arizona is moving rapidly for
ward. Tbe mineral output increased
$2,000,000 last year; desirable immigra
tion ia flowing in and the territory is
really having a veritable boom. The
agricultural and horticultural districts
are being developed by canalß and irri
gation enterprises on a large scale.
Northern and sonthern railroads aro
being conatructed across the territory.
These roads will probably contribute
more than any other factors to territo
rial progress and equipment for state
government. The territorial debt bas
been funded into 5 per cent bonds,
which have been placed at par. Every
thing considered, tbe prospects of tbe
territory are especially flattering. Polit
ically the territory is close, and no one
can foretell which party will control tho
new Btate."
lie Kept Grand Medicine.
In a Scotch village, where a young
doctor had lately started practice, a
workman had the misfortune to get his
finger bruised badly in one of the mills.
A doctor was sent for, and on properly
dressing the fiuger the man nearly
fainted. He was asked if he would tako
a little spirits to revive him. "Mon,"
he exclaimed with feeling, "that wud
just be the very life o' me!" The doctor
gave him a good glass, which he groed
ily swallowed, and on recovering his
breath his first Words were, "Wellf doc
tor, I kin unco' littlo aboot yer skill; but, ;
mon, ye keep grand medicine." —Detroit I
Free Press.
Their Lingering Fragrance.
Miss Kajones, after an evening spent j
m the parlor, had returned to the family :
sitting room on her way up stairs.
"Good aight, papa." she said, kissin;.;
the paternal Jones.
"Good night, dear," fie answered,
"and pleasant dr —phew! What vile ci
gars young Ferguson smokes these
days!"— Chicago Tribune.
Only One.
Yes, my boy. there are thirty-seven
millions and seven hundred and forty
thousand people in this country, and you
are only one of them—just one! Think
of that once in awhile when yon get to
wondering what would happen to the
world if you should die!— London Tit-
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'sorer, doers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter,
chapped hands, chilblains, corns and all stir,
eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay
required. It is guaranteed to give perfect sat
isfaction, or money refunded. Price, 25 cents
per box. For sale by C. F. Heinzeman.
The Invention of the Cotton Ofs.
No invention has played a larger part
In our history than the cotton gin, which
was the work of Eli Whitney. Whitney
was the son of a poor Massachusetts
farmer and worked his way through
colloge without assistance. Soon after
the revolution he settled in Georgia and
became a teacher to the children of Mrs.
Nathaniel Greene, widow of the famous
General Greene. One day when a com
pany of planters were assembled at Mrs.
Greene's house near Savannah the de
pressed condition of the southern states
came np for discussion, and it was gen
erally agreed that the chief cause of the
existing condition of affairs was tho dif
ficulty of raising cotton with profit, ow
ing to the great labor of separating the
fibers of the cotton from the seed. One
of the planters suggested that perhaps
this work could be done with a machine,
and this prompted Mrs. Greene to re
mark: "Gentlemen, apply to my young
friend, Mr. Whitney. He can make any
Whitney was sent for and the situa
tion explained to him. Ho told the
planters he had never seen a pod of cot
ton in his life, but ho would try what he
could do. Next day he procured some
unclean cotton, shut himself up in his
room and sot to work to invent the ma
cliine required. From early boyhood he
had exhibited wonderful skill in me
chanics, and this aptitude was of the
greatest assistance to him in his present
task. He was. compelled to make the
tools iind tho wire with which he
worked, but before winter bad ended he
hud completed his machine. Then he
set it up in a shed and invited a number
of planters to come and see it work. The
delight of his visitors at what they saw
was unbounded. Whitney's engine could
clean as much coton in one day as a man
could clean in a whole winter.—New
York Herald.
The isiuck Bole of Middle Mountain,
Up until about th<j middle of April,
18U0, the "Black hole of Middle moun
tain" waa one of the best known of Vir
ginia's natural curiosities, the natural
bridge of course always excepted. The
Black bole was a natural well about
twenty feet in diameter, situated at the
foot of Middle mountain on the farm of
A. H. Slitlington, in Pocahontas county.
It was of unknown depth and locally be
lieved to be poisonous from the fact that
cuttle, horses and other animals in com
mon refused to drink of the water al
though almost famishing from thirst.
Black hole lias beeu known since Cat least
100 years before the opening of the Revo
lutionary war, and was given the name
it bore because its waters looked as
black as ink, even though the eyes of
the beholder were not more than two
feet distant from its surface. When
dipped out by the cup, pail or barrelful
it appeared as clear as crystal, the orig
inal coal black appearance being a phe
nomenon never satisfactorily accounted
Black hole, which had stood with its
waters at a uniform level for two cen
turies of white man's history (during
which time the water line had never iv
the least beeu affected by flood or
drought), suddenly disappeared. One
Varner, who lives on the Slitlington
farm, was the first to discover and an
nounce what was considered a neighbor
hood calamity. He had gone to salt the
j cattle which usually congregated in the
shade around the brink of the pool, aud
was amazingly astonished to find that
the old "bottomless well" had suddenly
become a thing of the past. Its waters
had been mysteriously drained, and its
sides had fallen in.—St. Louis Republic.
The Different Hodge Plants.
Prospective planters of hedges may
be assisted iv making a decision by the
tollowing from Country Gentleman,
Whether the hedge be for ornament or
with a view of forming a farm inclosure:
"The selection must vary with locality,
Borne succeeding well in one place and
not in others. Where there is a good
natural or artificial drainage and the
winters aro not too severe the osage
orange is quite successful. In other
places the honey locust does well, pro-
Tided it is well cut back at the right
time of year. The privet has a hand
some natural liedgy growth, but is apt
to die out in patches. The buckthorn is
a hardy, thick grower, requiring less
cutting back than some others, and
when two or three burb wires are
stretched lengthwise through its center
while growing it becomes an efficient
barrier. The barberry makes a beauti
ful hedge with little cutting and forms
a good barrier with the barb wire cen
ter. Beautiful evergreen hedges are
made of Norway spruce or hemlook,
ptrengthened with wire in the same
| Way. The arbor vitse, or white cedar,
has been much used, but will not bear
us own shade without becoming too
thm in foliage.
A Curious lrisii Tradition.
Ireland is a couutry rich in traditions,
and in places every inch of the ground
has its queer hislory and some quaint
fbory attached to it. For instance, not
far from Belfast there is a romantic old
well in a curious hollow of the hills
galled Barnas gap. The well is known
Its Barnas well and is filled at the bottom
With white stones, the heather around
Sing covered with pieces of rags. Close,
5, is a large mound composed of stones,
Which is said to cover tho bones of a holy
friar long sinco dead. Every visitor to
the well, appears to make it a practice of
adding a stone to the heap already there,
put for what reason it is impossible to
A New Potato Food.
A new substance called torrefied pulp
|s being prepared from the potato. Its
jtnain use is for feeding cattle, but with
boiling water it is said to form a palata
ble soup, and can bo made into good
lireadstuif when mixed with wheat or rye
lour. The potatoes are ground, und the
mlp, after being pressed until most of I
he water is excluded, is sliced and dri?d
In a furnace. The heating procc.,j '.i
Continued just loan enough to give *
pleas-tut taste to tiio proiluc; with t
bonvertiiij; its starch in,.> <'.».>:..:.!:.—J; -
From 'Newberg.
C. K. Moore & Co., prominent drug
gesta of Newberg, Ore., say: "Since our
customers have become acquainted with
the good qualities of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy, we cell but little of any
other kind. Chamberlain's medicines
all give good satisfaction. For sale by
C. F. Heinzeman, 222 N. Main, druggist.
We carry every POPULAR STYLE HAT made by
and other leading manufacturers.
HOSE, Etc.
PRICES the; low est
(JJndrr Hoif-! Nadeau.)
II DINZIGAR, litsilfli 217 N. Spring.
Hunting Zebras.
After crossing the usual heated yel
low plains, looking for all the world like
an expanse of overparched hayfields and
dotted here and there with droves of
springbok, we outspanned two and so
rode back again across the hot, weary
plain for camp. We had not long quit
ted the forest before wo sighted a good
troop of Burohell's zebra, feeding quiet
ly. We spivad out in line and rode up
to them.
The troop, which consisted mostly ot
mares with a yearling foal or two, was
guarded by an old stallion, who stood
sentinel nearest to us with his head up.
Presently, turning half round, he gave
some sort of signal and the rest of the
band galloped briskly off, curveting
and capering as they ran. After moving
a few hundred yards the troop suddenly
wheeled round in line to have a goed
look at us again.
These tactics of the zebras were dis
played in a retreat of same miles, the old
stallion always covering the rear, until
the troop, outflanked by Dove, shot off
to the right and my chance came. I gal
loped hard to intercept them, and as
they stood for a minute on seeing me in
tho line of flight, got a steady shot at
200 yards. The bullet clapped as if on a
barn door, and as the troop continued
their flight I saw one zebra turn away
alone. Presently she stood again. 1
was soon within sixty yards, and with
another bullet finished her. She proved
to be a tine niaro in beautiful coat, and
her head and skin now decorate a room
at home.—Longman's Magazine.
A Story of Millionaire I.ii lc.
James Lick, of San Francisco, was a:i
unlovable millionaire, of whom a curious
story is told. When a poor youth in
Pennsylvania he was rejected by the
daughter of a wealthy miller ou account
of his poverty. He vowed at that time
(hat he would some day build a mill
that would far surpass that of his sweet
heart's father. Many years later bo
kept his vow and constructed at San
Jose a mill of highly polished CMifornia
wood valued at $200,000. During his
lifetime Mr. Lick had few friends and
apparently cared for none. He lived
plainly and was seen very little in pub
lic. The larger part of his fortune was
left to charities and public institutions,
one notable bequest being the stun of
$00,000 for the erection of a statue to
Key. the author of the "Star Spangled
While many institutions profited by
Mr. Lick's posthumous gifts, his anost
famous achievement was the establish
ment of the Lick obsorvatory on Mount
Hamilton,under the management of the
University of California. Mr. LiolfV
body was placed in 1887 under tho base
of the pier sustaining the great telescope.
—New York World.
The Value of Thought.
It is hardly necessary to say that all
men need to "swing" the moral compass
from time to time aud to take tlir.'ii-
Bearings iv the sea of life. The advice
is as true aa it is conventional. Upon
the use of thinking for such purpose.*
we shall not, then, dwell. Wemay, how
ever, point out, as n means of strong! h
ening and invigorating the mind in a
secular and worldly stmse. tho habit of
thinking is of the greatest possible value,
The minds of those who dread think
ing, as if it were a penance, become like
the bodies of those fed solely on spoon
meat —soft and unable to stand the
slightest strain. Reading, as one or
dinarily reads, is like swallowing pap;
thinking, like eating solid food. Tic
man who trains his luentnl powers by
meditation and by following outlines $
thought obtains an intellectual instru
ment a hundred times more powerful
than he who is content never to think
seriously and consecutively.—London
MHpb' N«irv« ami I.ltt Pl)l«.
,4et on a n*.w principle—remitting th»- liver,
snd bowels ihronsh tbe neives. A
BBW discovery, br Miles' pills speedily cure
bMoiUDcss b«/i taste, tnrpld liver, piles, con
>><rstion. Un qualid for men, women and
childre*i. ► msllest, mildest, surest! 60 do»fts
25 tents Snnip es free, C H. Hancc, 177
North hprlng_. W
Wallpaper. 237 8. opting, samples sent.
Htm :.- urn 18t<6.-—-
Vft. IjULUIVO vmhtheLos Aug..lcs.iptio»i
Insti'.Ui, 138 south Spring Hi eet. l.os A; aelea
Byes examine.) free. Artificial . yes inserted.
Lemes Rrour,'-'. »o order on premises OrcullMt*
pr.-«crlp:irn« pi cIIt flllmr. B-A6U
kridgx woiik. DENTIST
DR. I i!"FORD,
118 S. Spring St, Los Angeles
Hours 8 ».m to 5:30 p.m.
CMP~Consuitntlorj free 0-28 (sra
J. Id. Griffith, tits. H. G. Stevenson, V. tie*.
1. *. Nichols. Bcc'y anC. Tr< as.
K. L. Cuandier, Bn] erimendent
And Manufacturers of
Mill Work of Every Description.
834 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles.
jul tf
Slain Office: LOS ANGrELES.
Wholesale Yard, at SAN PEDRO.
Branch Yards—Pomona, Pasadena, Lamanda
Aznsa, Burbank. Planing Mills—Los Angeles
and Pomona. Careoes furnished to order.
—17640. J»ce Record, 18-9S,—
will stand for public service be reason of
1«93«t onr faini, Los Nicio>, ( al.
Terms: 830.00 cat h, or appro v ed ante, at time
of service. All mans bred by the*eason, with
usua return privilege. All mares at ownti'srisk,
as we will noi be responsible for aci ideLK or es
capes. Good pasturage or fed bay If desired at
reatonable terms. SaNCHEK BROS., OwLera.
d&jv 1-1 2m
I. T". martTn
MH\f~ Prices low for cash, or will sell on
stallments. Tel. 984. P. O box 921.
Horseshoes and Nails,
Blacksmith's Coal, Tools, Etc.
117. 119 and 121 Bonth l.os A steles Brrecc
1 county of Los Angeles, stale of California.
In the matter of the application of the Los
Aiinoles iLfltmury, a corporation, to sell real
Notice is hereby tiven that the above named
corporation lias this day presented and flltd in
tliu supeiior c.i.uri. of De county of Los Ange-
Its, s;alHot OeUlotnla, its petliion in writing
duly voiitkd, praying lor an oider and decee
Oi said coun autfcoriziuk It to sdl that reitaln
piecj or pavcel of land, sllu ite ia the county of
l.os Angeles, state of California, bounded aud
described as follows, to wit:
All that certain lor, niece nrpwcelcf land,
lying and being in the count? of l.os Angeles,
state pi Calilornlu, mere particulars described
a» follows fo wit: The NW!4 of lot L, of the
Temple Jk Gibson tract, in the San Pedro
rancho containing 8* acres of land, more or
lets, as per man of B»id tract msde by George
Hansen in 18tJ7, being the same land eouveved
b> . V* 0 ! anrt w,fß to Philip Bates and
Wl c by deed dated .May 22. 1879. and recorded
«> booj Ob of deeds of Los Augeles county,
page 41,, tog»thtr with the improvement*,
tenements cud Ik redita • entg.
Reference is here made io said petition on
file iv said superior court for further partiou
Notice is >>ereb- further given that said pe
tliion 1. set for hearing on Wednesday, tke
18th day oi Jai.ua \, J893, at ten o'clock a. m
of said day..ar, iho couit rcom ol this court,
department 3 thereof, in the city ot Los Ange
les, county of Los Angeles, eta'e of California,
at which irae and place ail persons interested
may appearand make obitctiuns tothegrant
inii of sain petitioa.
WltDess my haud and the seal of sad court
this 11th day of January, in the yesr of omr
Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety
three. [ seal of court. ]
T. H. WARD, Clerk
By A. W. Seavkr, Deputy.
Bicknell & Tjusk. att. rneys for petitioner

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