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Sling Shot and Sing Some
(The, Weather Is Fine and the Great
Crowd Gathered Finds the Ex
ercises Enjoyable
Associated Press Special Wire.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 7.—The disciples
Jahn turned out in full force today
at the fair grounds where the 27th an
nual turnfest Is being held. The weather
was perfect A crowd of not lees than
35,000 persona turned out to seethe con
The forenoon was taken up with class
contests of the "actives,," who made a
fine appearance in their gray uniforms.
During the contests there were fully
8000 turners on the Held at one time.
Their work in handling the steel wands
and putting the sixteen-pound shot was
a revelation to novices.
In marking the classes In wand worlc,
the judges give so many points for ac
curacy and form. These marks, as well
as those made in all the other contents,
are averaged up and the class making
the highest average wins. For this rca
eon, added to the reticence of the judges
and the great number of turners con
testing, it will be Impossible to an
nounce the winners before Sunday.
Several good records were made to
day. In putting the shot with the right
hand, T. Savers of the Dayton, O, Turn
gemelndo covered 37 feet, and Steve
Reprecht of the South Side Turnge
meindo of Chicago threw the shot 31
feet 7 inches with his left. These were
the best records made.
The be* record for the high wide
Jump made today was by Julius Stern
ltz of the Chicago Turngemeindev who
covered 12 feet In distance and four feet
two inches In height.
Hundred-yard races were a part of the
morning program, each member of every
turner society being obliged to run. The
usual turner costumes were worn by the
contestants, who were further handicap
ped by having to wear smooth soled
shoes. It took several hours to run these
races, four or five men running in each
heat. The time was taken by an elec
•trlcal device and a picture of each heat
was taken at the same time.
In the afternoon "Mendel" exercises
by the seniors took up an hour's time
and then followed that part of the pro
gram which seemed to most interest
the public. These were the mass exer
t clses of the St. Louts with dumb-bells
and on parallel bars. The former were
executed In tune with the music of a
band and were well dorc. Mass exer
cises by ladies' classes, including sing
ing, concluded this part of the program.
In addition to the literary and singing
competitions', shooting contests are be
ing held on the grounds of the Central
Sharpshooters' association at Bahrin
git. These will continue tomorrow.
Fencing, wrestling and bicycle races
completed the day's program. There
are a large number of gymnastic in
structors from most of the principal
colleges present In different capacities.
A prominent feature of the turnfest
was the fine hospital that hasbeen estab
lished on the grounds by the sanitary
committee,. A small building In a quiet
portion of the grounds has been set
apart for this work. The city provides
surgeons and the ambulance has been
kept busy answering emergency calls
from different points on the field. As yet
there have been no serious accidents.the
casuallties consisting of dislocations,
sprains and bruises, which were nume
rous. A Denver Turner whose name
could not be ascertained was struck on
the head with a sixteen-pound shot, but
not seriously hurt. He was out again
watching the contests after a short de
tention In the hospital. To avoid the
necessity of sending patients to the city
hospital provision has been made at a
number of private hospitals for their
care. So far but one man has had to,
take advantage of this service.
In textile hall on the fair grounds is
a fine display of drawings, needlework,
etc., executed by the pupils of schools
under the jurisdiction of the North Ame
rican Gymnastic union. The Kansas
City Soclaler Turnvereln has an excel
lent exhibition of kindergarten work
done by children under six years of
In the evening exercises consisting of
•peeches and musical numbers were
held at Exposition hall.
The first heat of the mile bicycle race
for amateurs was run. The leaders In
the several heats were:
First heat, Alfred Schmidt, Harlem
Turnvereln, Chicago, time 2:33.
Second C. Gerger, of South
Bt. Louis Turnverein, time 2:34.
Third heat—E. Erpeldlng, Chicago
Turngemelnde, time 2:36.
The final of this race will be run off
Five mile amateur bicycle race: First
heat—Felix Cast, North St. Louie Turn
▼erein, time 14:44.
Second heat-O. Elchen. Chlca
Turngemeinde. Time 15:40.
This heat was finished in the dark
The final will be run tomorrow.
Anglo-Transvaal Relations Grow
Much More Pleasant
LONDON, May 7.—The secretary of
» slate for the colonies, Mr. Chamberlain
replying today In the house of commons'
to a question by Sidney C. Buxton, Lib
eral, who was under secretary of state
for the colonies in the Rosebery cabinet,
said that no official confirmation had
been received of the report that the
Transvaal government had repealed the
Immigration law, but there was no rea
son to doubt the truth of the report.
If the report turned out to be correct,
added Mr. Chamberlain* it would great
ly relieve the tension which unfortu
nately existed between Great Britain
and the Transvaal. The statement was
received with cheers.
The South African committee of the
house of commons, which is Inquiring
Into the Transvaal raid, had another
session today. The Duke of Abercorn,
president of the Chartered Company of
British South Africa, was examined. He
said the board of directors of the com
pany had no knowledge whatever that
the raid was going to occur or suspicion
of any intention on the part of any one
to use the Chartered company's forces
•against the Transvaal.
PRETORIA, May 7.—President Kru
ger's reply to the dispatches of Mr.
Chamberlain, the British .colonial sec
retary, In regard to the alien Immigra
tion law and other alleged breaches of
the London convention has been handed
to the British diplomatic agent. The
contents are not known outside of the
Transvaal official circles, and the utmost
secrecy Is observed on the subject.
Fiendish Fighting
ALLEGAN, Mich., May 7.—The most
beautiful prizefight ever fought In
Western Michigan took place this morn
ing in a barn east of this city. Eddy
Shannon of Detroit and L. E. Agnew of
Jersey City were the pugilists. There
were 200 spectators. Three times the
referee tried to stop the fight, fearing
Shannon's* punishment might prove fa
tal, but the men, dripping with blood,
kept at It to the forty-fifth round, when
both fell from exhaustion. Shannon
sprained his wrist in the twenty-sixth
round, but continued to fight like a fiend.
The Report Denied by a Man Who Saw
a Smaller Vessel Safely
Docked There
patch from Tacoma to the effect that the
new Port Orchard dry dock, recently
constructed at a cost of $1,000,000, was in
a state of collapse, and that as a result
of the docking of the battleship Oregon
the basin had settled In an alarming
manner, making it necessary to float the
war vessel out again in a hurry, created
a sensation in naval circles here yester
day. The telegram also stated that the
foundation of the dock was laid on slip
pery quicksand, the whole country In the
neighborhood was filled with subter
ranean springs, which made the ground
soft and treacherous, and that the se
lection of the site was brought about by
a private corporation composed of real
estate men, who cleared half a million
dollars by the transaction.
Commander J. C. Moroney, U. S. N.,
who resides in this city, was in charge of
the Port Orchard station before the
dry dock was built and stayed in com
mand there until after the United States
Steamship Monterey had been floated
in and out again. He had general su
pervision of the whole construction,
making weekly reports to the govern
ment, supplemented by official photo
graphs taken at every stage of the
work. When seen yesterday he denied
that there was any truth In the report
concerning the dock's condition, and
gave the reasons for his belief.
He said: "In the first place, It is al
ways customary, after the docking of a
large ship, to run the levels over the ba
sin and make a report to the bureau.
The statement, therefore, that a state
ment concerning the dock Is on Its way
to Washington is probably true. I do
not believe for a moment that there Is
the slightest truth in any other part of
the story. lam quite confident that the
dock was built according to specifica
tion and honestly constructed by the
contractors—honestly If only for the
reason that our government inspectors
took good care that it should be.
"As for the statement that there had
been a sinking of the cradle after the
docking of every war vessel, I myself,
had the levels run over the bottom after
the docking of the Monterey, and there
was not a flaw of any character found
in the work. I cannot believe there Is a
word of tnUth in the story."
Steps Taken to Organize a Zoological
SA>N FRANCISCO, May 7.—Eight sclen
tflo enthusiasts decided today to organize
the Pacific Coast Zoological society, the
ob jeets of which shall be the maintenance
In this city of elaborate zoological gardens.
Dr. David Starr Jordan acted as temporary
president and Prof. Torielll as secretary.
It was agreed after considerable discus
sion and a presentation, of the scope of the
project by Prof. Torlelli, its chief pro
motor ,to delegate to a committee of six
the task of drawing up a constitution and
by-laws and to develop the new organiza
tion on lines similar to those of the New
York Zoological society. It was agreed that
$50,000 woud be needed to set the project
going in proper shape, and Prof. Torielll
spoke confidently of raising that sum.
saying that one wealthy San Franciscan
has already promised $35,000. The super
visors will be asked to aid the zoological
garden idea.
Tang Yu Plants a Gink Gobilo-Ba
Tree at the General's Tomb
NEW YORK. May 7.—As a tribute to the
memory of General Grant. Yang Yu.
former minister from China to the United
States, today planted a tree In the ground
under which the casket of General Grant
lay for twelve years. The tree is called
gink gobilo-ba by Chinese botanists, and
Is said to grow to a height of about one
hundred feet.
Colonel Fred Grant. Mrs. Grant and Mrs.
Julia Grant were present, and after n brief
speech by Samuel McMillln, president of
the park board, the minister took a spade,
threw a little earth around the root of the
tree and then read his speech.
"This tree is planted," he said, "at the
side of the tomb of Ulysses S. Grant, ex
president of the Uhlted 1 States of America,
to commomorate his greatness by Li Hung
Chang, guardian of the prince, grand s>c
retary of state, earl of the first order.
Call Withdraws
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 7.—Call
was withdrawn for United States Sen
ator today and J. H. N. Stockton of
Jacksonville, banker and supporter of
Call, was placed in nomination. Result
of the ballot: Chlpley 87, Stockton 33,
Raney 20, Hocker 3, Burford 1. Chip
ley's friends drove Call from the race
and hope soon to elect Chlpley.
Bloodhounds Wanted
™lv^ y . S^. er " t < ? r ? mlett morning re
ceived a dispatch from Elbert, asking him
to come at once with his hlodhounds. as
that place had been raided by a band of
desperadoes who had looted the stores
Bramlett left on the afternoon train. El
bert Is a small town on the Gulf road about
forty miles north of this city. No addi
tional particulars have been received.
Presented to Ambassador
An Affectionate Goodbye to Bayard
and a Hearty Welcome Exteded
to Colonel Hay
Associated Press Special Wire.
LONDON, May 7.—The fare-wW. Utl«
cruet which was given this eve
ning by the American society In
London to Mr. Bayard, former ambas
sador of the United States, was at
tended by 270 guests. The company In
cluded Ambassador Hay, Mrs. Hay and
all the members of the American em
bassy, the lord bishop of London, Baron
Russeil of Killowen, the lord chief jus
tice, Sir Francis and Lady Jeune, Sir
Edward Arnold, Sir Henry Thompson.
Lady Randolph Churchill, Lady An
derson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Vivian and
Miss Genevelvo Ward, the actress. But
there was a notable absence of a ma
jority of the best known Americans re
siding in London.
Mr. Bayard had a cordial reception.
He brought with htm the log of the
Mayflower, which he deposited in its
glass case In the reception room, where
it instantly became the center of at
traction. He took Mrs. Hay In to din
ner, Ambassador Hay taking In Lady
Tlve dining room was prettily deco
rated with flowers and banners, the
Stars and Stripes and the union jack
being entwined about the arms of the
state of Delaware, above Mr. Bayard.
The lord bishop of London, in a fe
licitous speech, proposed the health of
the president of the Unified States.
Newton Crane toasted the guest of
the evening.
Ambassador Hay cordially applauded
all his eulogies of Mr. Bayard.
During the presentation of the loving
cup, which is in the form of a pump
kin, surmounted with a bust of Mr.
Bayard, Mr. and Mrs. Bayard were vis
ibly affected. Mr. Bayard, on rising to
respond to Mr. Crane's sentiments, was
greeted with a storm of applause. He
spoke for an hour, slowly and impress
ively. He said, In part:
"There Is nothing we desire to con
ceal except a strange shamefacedness
that tempts us to restrain the love each
feels for the other, but there never
should be a strain of doubt as to that
affection between the heads of the two
countries. No man feels this more than
my illustrious successor. If I ever was
worth a button I have here a better
button to put In my place. I rejoice in
my successor; for he was as fair as I
have always sought to be."
Mr. Bayard insisted eloquently that
there was no cause of quarrel between
the two nations, and after a few words
of graceful and touching farewell, he
concluded with a happy reference to
the log of the Mayflower.
Baron Russell, in proposing the health
of Ambassador Hay, said: "The United
States have sent us their best men to
represent them, and we have no doubt
that the chain will remain unbroken.
To Ambassador Hay we will give the
heartiest of welcomes, for we believe
that he is the harbinger of peace and
good will to all."
This toast was received with great
Col. Hay, responding, said: "When
j-our chairman kindly invited me to be
present tonight and when Mr. Bayard
added the sanction of his own friendly
.request I could not but avail myself of
the opportunity to pass so delightful an
evening in your company. I stipulated,
however, that I was to come not in any
official capacity, but simply as an Ame
rican temporarily resident In England
and desirous to add my tribute of regard
to your distinguished guest.
"I have always been, and fancy lam
now cordially opposed to Mr. Bayard on
almost every matter of public concern
upon which men of good will may differ;
but I have always been happy and proud
of his personal friendship. I have shared
the pleasure all his friends have taken
in observing the unexampled affection
and esteem which he had conquered in
England. They are successes so com
plete that they can provoke neither
envy nor emulation. Certainly no im
mediate successor of Mr. Bayard would
be so injudicious as to attempt to rival
his brlliant career or to replace him In
the regard of the British people. Noth
ing but disaster could follow such an
attempt. None but Ulysses could bend
the bow of Ulysses. Mr. Bayard will al
ways be remembered as our flret ambas
sador and all the more because he has
the affectionate esteem, not only of the
government and of the governing clas
ses but also of the masses of people of
these islands.
"Since the great revolution in France,
which brought the people forward as the
principal factor of sovereignty there, it
has been the fashion of kings and em
perors to call themselves emperors and
kings, not of France, but of the French.
In like manner it would not be inappro
priate to call Mr. Bayard not so much
ambassador to England as ambassador
to the English. I Join you in wishing
him and his family godspeed."
Now They Wiah They Had Hot Found
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7,-Michael
Donovan was arrested Tuesday evening
and taken to the city prison, where a
charge of vagrancy was lodged against
him. Half an hour later Attorneys Co
myns and Lawler, In search of clients,
called on Donovan. With tears in his
eyes, Donovan told the lawyers that he
was a ha d-working man. He was
afraid his arrest would bring disgrace
on him. He had managed to save a lit
tle from his earnings, and out of caution
he had burled $80 in a safe spot along the
route of the new Balboa boulevard. If
they would only take him out of prison
and clear him of the charge of vagran
cy the money was theirs.
Comyns and Lawler hunted up a Po
lice Judge, before whom they qualified
on a bond of $100 for Donovan's release.
They then hurried back to prison, took
their client to a livery stable, hired a
buggy, borrowed a lantern and set out
for Balboa boulevard and the $80.
Arriving at the boulevard, Donovan
drove slowly until the top of a scrub
pine came into line with the cross on
Lone Mountain. The party then alighted
and the horee was hitched. Lawter took
the lantern, and he and Comyns and
Donovan threaded the mazes of the un
dergrowth until th/ey came to the summit
of a sandhill. Donovan halted and whis
pered that the treasure was buried un
der his foot. He asked the lawyers to
wait a moment until he scouted about to
see that no one was watching. After
waiting half an hour, the shivering at
torneys commenced to dig. Of couttse
they found no gold. Donovan had made
good his escape. Lawler and Comyns
attempted to explain the situation to
Judge Low, but he was not in a mood for
listening. He said if they did not pro
duce the prisoner in court this morning
he would forfeit the bond.
Nicaragua Boundary
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, May 7.—The
Nlcaraguan commission of engineers has
started for Greytown to meet there the
Costa Rica commissioners' and then, with
■Mr. Alexander, President Cleveland's
former appointee as arbitrator, to deter
mine the boundary line betwen the two

The Exchange Bank of Atkinson,
Neb., Shut Up—Both Will Pay
Depositors in Full
THE DALLES, Ore., May 7.—Bank
Examiner Clary posted a notice at 10
a.m. today on the door of The Dalles Na
tional Bank, closing it. This action was
taken against the advise and protest of
the bank's officers. Malcolm A. Moody,
Cashier, had nothing to say in regard
to the failure, except that depositors
would be paid in full. The officers of
the bank were ex-Governor Z. F. Moody,
President; Chas. Hilton, Vice-President;
and M. A. Moody, Cashier. It is not
thought here that the failure will affect
any business houses in The Dalles, al
though the bank had a large mercantile
clientage. It Is reported that a disagree
ment among the stockholders led to the
closing of the institution. No statement
of assets and liabilities has been made.
Bank Examiner Clary stated that he had
received telegraphic instruction from
Comptroller Eckels .authorizing him to
close the bank Wednesday. The Dalles
city, and Wasco county, had deposits
aggregating $10,000. Mr. Clary Is in
charge as temporary Receiver and a
permanent one will be appointed soon.
LINCOLN, Neb., May 7.—The Ex
change bank of Atkinson, ex-State
Treasurer J. S. Bartley's bank, was tak
en in charge by the state bs>nk examiner.
The bank had a capital of $30,000. Its
last statement shows assets amounting
to $117,367. The liabilities are said to
be somewhat un>ler nominal assets. The
bank was not a state depository only as
Hartley saw fit to utilize It as such. The
officers of the bank were J. S. Bartley,
president; H. Bartley, vice-president; J.
E. Allison, cashier.
Accused of Robbing His Malpractice
Victim's Body
lier Love, who conducted the Blcyco-
Aureum sanitarium at IC9 Fifth street,
is wanted by the police for grand larceny.
He is accused of appropriating the ef
fects of a dead woman, consisting of a
diamond ring, a wedding ring and a
valuable sealskin sacque. On March
28th last it is claimed Mrs. Elizabeth
Lampman was taken to Love's office to
be treated for the liquor habit. The fol-
Icwlng day she died of chronic alcohol
Shortly after the woman was burled it
was discovered that her Jewelry and a
bank book showing that she had $3000
on deposit in the San Francisco Savings
Union were missing. Her husband re
ported the fact to the police and an in
vestigation resulted in a criminal charge
against the "doctor."
Love has an unsavory police reputa
tion. He was married in April, 1836.
After living with his wife for a short
time he tried to place her in a disrepu
table house. She left him. Several
months later he married another woman
In Oakland and after securing from her
$800 left.
About a month ago, it Is claimed, he
became acquainted with a young woman
whose name the police refuse to divulge,
and after promising to marry her, In
duced her to go to Salt Lake, where he
was to join her. She went, but a firm of
attorneys who were acquainted with the
woman heard of her relations with Love
and advised her to return to this city.
Shortly after she reached here Love
went to Salt Lake, where he is still be
lieved to be waiting for his promised
Blind, Penniless, Hungry and Tired
of Life
OAKLAND, May 7.—Because he was
refused admission to the blind home of
this county this morning, Frank Sovra
nos, an agied Spaniard from Los Angeles,
asked to be guided' to the water front,
that he might end his poverty and suf
fering with death. Supervisor John
Mitchell, to whom hie pathetic appeal
was made, took compassion on him and
sent him to the county infirmary, pend
ing his return to his home in Los An
According to the story told by Sovra
nos, he was sent from Los Angeles by
the supervisors of that county with the
Intention of having him admitted'to the
blind home. He arrived here last night
without a cent of money and as it was
too late for him to find the home, he
walked the streets all night without
either food or sleep. This morning he
presented himself at the home and was
told' t that there was no room for him and
that there were at least forty applicants
who must receive attention first. He
told of his pitiable condition and was
advised' to eeek the county officials for
relief. Sovranos found Supervisor
Mitchell at the hall of records and asked
him for a permit to go to the county in
firmary. Mitchell told him that he was
not a resident of the county and that It
was against the rules to admit him.
Sovranos then asked to be led 1 to the
harbor that he might end his life.
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Second Day of Their Ses=
sion at Azusa
They Are Many, But the Creatures
They Feed on Are Numbered
by Millions
Special to The Herald.
AZUSA, May ".—The evening session
of the Pomologlcal society was well at
tended and very Interesting.
The regular program was somewhat
enlarged, a recitation being very credit
ably given by Miss Alice Crowell of
Azusa, and solos being sung by Miss
Jessina Brunjas of this place, Miss Edna
Tinker of Los Angeles, Miss Zada Tay
lor of Covina and Miss Grace Bemis of
Prof. A. J. Cook of Claremont, editor
of the horticultural department of The
Herald, was heartily received by the
audience and he succeeded in interest
ing his hearers for over an hour on the
very ordinary subject of insects, de-
VOtlngbls attention mainly to the friend
ly branch of that familf.
He preluded his lecture, however, by a
short talk on the subject of farmers'
clubs, of which there are now neariy
thirty in Southern California —nearly all
of which are in a flourishing condition.
It was proposed at some time during the
coming year to establish a central club,
to be composed of delegates from all the
local clubs, to hold annual sessions. Each
club is to prepare some special subject
for the discussion of this central club.
A reading course was also in contempla
tion somewhat after the style of the
Chatauqua course. He urged the for
mation of a club at Azusa, as he knew
they had the ability and enterprise here
to make one of the very best clubs In
Southern California.
The professor then sailed into the
friendly insects in a very friendly way.
which made the lecture anything but a
dry one. He divided insects into three
classes —the friendly, the injurious and
the neutrals, or those which did neither
good nor harm.
The array of insects was a grandione.
Over half a million had been classified,
described and named and this list did
not comprise one-half those in existence.
There were over 200,000 varieties of beet
les. He then went on to describe a few
of those which were doing the most good
to the fruit growers of the state, among
them being the ground beetle which
worked by night and was destroying
grand armies of the army worm and the
lady birds, one variety of which had
swept the cottony cus'hlon scale prac
tically out of existence in this slate.
The ichneumon and cholcyd flies were
making war on the soft brown and black
scales which he bt-ileved would in a few
years entirely destroy them se» pests.
The purple scale, however, which had
secured a foothold In San Diego and
Orange counties, was our worst enemy
today and no friendly insect had been
found to attack It. The same was also
practically true of the red sx?ale.
The San Jose or pernicious scale was
disappearing from our orchards and
need not longer be feared. Parasitesare
taking them.
Friendly insects can easily be spread
from one orchard to another by cutting
oft limbs of infected trees and putting
them in the trees where the insects are
needed. The- friendly Insects will do the
The rhlzobius, which was imported to
fight the red scale has not succeeded
as was hoped It would. It is doing some
work along the coast but it does not
thrive in the interior. It is believed or
at least hoped that as it becomes ac
climated it will do better work both on
the coast and also further inland.
The purple scale can be killed by the
use of the cyanide fumigation process,
at least so far as the younger insects
arc concerned.
The red spider Is not a spider and it
is not red; It is a yellow mite. Kerosene
emulsion is not necessary to kill this in
sect; use- water under a good pressure,
or put on sulphur while the dew is on. '
There is no danger spraying trees
with London purple or Paris green If
the spraying is done three or four weeks
before the fruit is but m
order to protect the foliage lime should
be used with the mixture. One pound
of the green or purple to 200 gallons of
water is enough.
D. Edson Smith of Santa Ana read a
paper on the raisins of blackberries and
raspberries for market. These fruits are
profitable when there is a market for
the fresh fruit, but not profitable to
dry. Soil that will grow good corn will
pioduce good berries. Plow deep and
pulverize well in preparing the ground to
piant. Put plants in rows twelve feet
apart. Use no stakes or trellis. By
trimming make the vines stocky and ca
pable of carrying a good crop. As soon
as the new shoot is three feet high cut
cff the top, then cut off ail branches a?
soon as they get ten or twelve Inches in
length. Irrigate every ten days during
the bearing season. Plant the Early
Crandall or the Logan for blackberries.
The Crandall fruits about eight months
of the year. It is hardy, prolific and
practically coreless. The New Rochelle
raspberry is purple in color, although
belonging to the red variety. It is a
prolific bearer, though rfbt so good in
quality as some other varieties. The
Cuthbert raspberry Is the best for the
Friday's Session
The regular program was waived and
the question box was opened. Various
questions of minor importance were read
and discussed by those present, includ
ing the following: What was the cause
of the lemons being yellow in winter'
What variety of strawberry was the
best? To this question Byron O. Clark
slated that the variety depended upon
the locality; one variety being best in
one locality and another kind best in an
other locality. The Lady Thompson was
given as being a good variety and a pro
lific bearer.
Mr. D. E. Edmiston of University sta
tion, Los Angeles, placed on exhibition
'several choice varieties of strawberries,
among which was the Brandywine, a
berry that sold for three times the sum
obtained for other varieties. It was said
to be a good bearer also.
In answer to (he question as to what
tool was the best for use in cultivating
the orchard there was a lons discussion.
James Boyd of Riverside thought the
riding cultivator absolutely no foot.
The chisel tooth cultivator was the best
for heavy soils, although other kinds
might be Just as good for lighter soils.
Too many teeth would not work in
bearing soils. The spring tooth culti
vator was the best in many respects.
If it struck a root it would slide over it
and not break.
Dr. Kd'sion Smith of Santa Ana would
run his cultivator so deep that there
would be no roots to strike near the sur
face. If a root is found too mar the sur
face is should be cut out so as not to be
in the way the next time.
A. P. Griffith of Azasa read a very In
teresting paper on evaporated and' sul
phured fruits. Dried fruits must be put
up in shape to please the eye but it was
more necessary to put them up so as to
please the palate. Evaporated fruits
look best and sell best. Would use only
a very limited amount of sulphur in
drying fruitsi; from five to ten minutes'
exposure to the sulphur fumes was
enough lor either apricots, peaches or
pears. They Hhould be dried by artifi
cial heat and put up in neat, attractive
packages, so that they could be easily
handled by the grocers and become pop
ular with the consumer. Each package
should' contain one or more recipes for
cooking it for the table. People, after
trying the evaporated fruit will call for
,It again, whereas the sun-dried fruit
that is hißhiy sulphured will attract
the eye at first but it will not please
! the taste and therefore the purchaser
will not call for it a second time if he
can do better. When a brand is one:
established keep it up to the standard
so that it can be relied upon. The east
Is demanding this class of goods. II
requires from ten to twelve hours tc
;hus dry the fruit. A dryer with a ca
pacity of a ton of green fruit will cost
about BJOO. A much larger dryer wil
:oßt less in proportion. He usee the
swan process. An apricot dried in the
tun Is dried until it becomes light and
shriveled and inferior in flavor. If dried
n a high temperature it retains more ol
he moisture and flavor of the fruit, as
he fruit is partially cooked. He could
tot make as fine, transparent fruit by
he Swan process as he could by the sub
ihur process, but the fruit was bettei
lavored. He had tested almonds ane
valnuts that had been sulphured ant
hey were invariably Inferior in ilavor
[though superior in appearance.
D. Edson Smith claimed that if the
rainuts had cracked shells, as many of
he soft shell varieties had, the sulphur
umes would affect the quality of the
ternel; if the shell was not cracked the ,
sulphuring would not affect the quality.
He had a dryer but he could not afford
to run It as it was too expensive, when
run either with wood or oil. He could
not successfully dTy fruit in the sun un
less It was sulphured.
He now uses sulphured fruit in his family
and prefers It. He soaks the dried apricots
lor twenty-four hours In cold water and
then pours off the water. The fruit is then,
fine and has none of the sour taste im
parted to the fruit by the sulphuring pro
cess. The fruit should be perfectly ripe
when picked for drying. In this way sul
phured fruit tastes better \Sian unsul
phured fruit and looks better, iv the case
of pears the difference in favor of the
sulphured fruit is more marked. He picks
his prunes fully ripe, dips them into boil
ing lye and puts them out to dry without
washing off the lye. Thus dried they are
sweeter than others arc after being sweet
?ned. He sulphurs the apricot until the
?up formed by the pit is filled with juice,
it takes from two to six hours to sulphur
the fruit.
Byron O. Clark, on the other hand
thought that the sulphuring of fruit shoule
be prohibited by law. He did not find tha
the soaking of sulphured apricots restore!
them to sweetness, as reported, by Mr
C. C. Thompson of Pasadena would drj
by the sulphur process until some bettei
plan was discovered.
Mts. Mary I.ynde Craig of Redlands reaei
a very valuable paper on "Ornetnentatlor,
of Home Grounds."
Afternoon Session
The following officers of the society were
elected for the ensuing year: President,
Abbot Kinney of Los Angeles; vice presi
dent, D. Edson Smith of Santa Ana: sec
retary and treasurer. Byron O. Clark of
Pasadena; pathologist, N, B. Pierce of
Santa Ana; entomologist, Frof. A. J. Cook
of Claremont; trustees, N. W, Blanchard
of Santa Paula, Thomas Stone of Pasade
na, Rev. C. F. Loop of Pomona, C. C.
Thompson of Pasadena, I. H. Camack of
Whittler. A. D. Bishop of Orange, E. M.
Hatch of Ontario. James Boyd of River
side, Dr. Wall of Tustin. H. Culbertson of
El Cajon and A. P. Grifllht of Azusa.
The next meeting of the society was fixed
at Pomona.
Votes of thanks were extended to various
persons, Including citizens of Azusa for
their attention to visiting members.
Abbot Kinney took the chair as presi
dent, making a very appropriate speech.
Prof. Wood'bridge spoke on "The Bi
products of Citrus Fruits." He gave an In
teresting account of the work, but it is all
summed, up in the conclusion that these
products, such as citric acid, lemon juice,
etc., can be mado at a small margin of
proiit from cull lemons and spoiled fruit
or from fruit that cannot be sold in any
other way.
Mr. H. D. Briggs read a very valuable
paper on "Pruning the Orange Tree." The
substance of his advice was to prune
as little as possible, and make the head of
the tree not too high, especially for ttae
navel and Mediterranean Sweet varieties.
Never cut off large limbs when it can be
helped. Remove all limbs that come out
at right angle to the body, but do not re
move those that come out at an angle of
forty-live degrees. The low head of the
trees protects the fruit, from tho winds.
James Boyd said not to prune only when
It can be done by removing the tender
shoots with the thumb. He would grow
hi strees so they would not need props.
Mr. Griffith proposed "toca'.l together the
members of the society In the Azusa val
ley and form a brancli of the Horticultural
society for monthly meetings.
President Kinney favored a branch in
every section of Southern California.
T. H. B. Chamblin of Riverside, being
present, was called upon to speak on "Co
operation in the Handling of Fruits." Ho
made an able argument, a full report of
which wouid make this repot-..t00 long,
and It will be given more In detail here
G. A. H. Goodwin of I.os Angeles offered
the following resolutions, which were
unanimously adopted:
Whereas.; The representatives of the
citrus fruit growers of Southern California
have succeeded In the face of tremendous
opposition In obtaining an advance in the
duty on citrus fruits in the Dlr.gley tariff
bill from three-fourths to one cent per
pound; and
Whereas, By their success In this; mat
ter, the future of the citrus growers of
California has been made, so far as for
eign competition is concerned, a profitable
undertaking: therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Pomologicai Society
of Southern California, in session assem
bled at Azum. this 7th day of May, 189".
does freely endorse the work of these com
mittee men and also of our representatives,
and that the sincere gratitude of the fruit
growers Is due and is hereby tendered
these gentlemen; and It is further
The meeting then adjourned after one of
the most profitable and Interesting sei
. slons of the society over held. l
The End Is Tonight—Where Will
They Go and What Will Become
of the Balance
At 12 o'clock tonight ends our great al
teration sale of this entire s;ock of high
grade upright pianos—the Stelnway, the
Kimball and the Weber—besides several
j makes of medium-grade Instruments, the
fairest and most straight-forward piano
.■ale that has ever been made in the United l
States. Nothing has been misrepresented,
nut hir.g has been covered up or kept hidden
i:i this matter, and no one who has pur
chased a piano of us, no matter what the
; price, shall ever have cause to. regret It.
llv. ry Stelnway, Kimball or VVeberpiano
sold by us shall prove a continual source
of satisfaction to its owner, a perfect gem,
■or no sale. Kach one of these pianos is
warranted unconditionally by ourselves, as
well as by the manufacturers, and should
there be any instrument that proves de
fective in any way, a black sheep, as It
were, we would rather have It In the Dead
sea than in the residence of any living
man. and we are fully backeel up in this
proposition by the manufacturers them
Out of the hundred and forty-odd new
upright pianos, all told, that were Included
In this great alteration sale not all have
found homes at this writing ,and unless
there Is a great rush and eiulck work to- ,
| day and this evening we shall have some
where between fifteen and twenty fancy
pianos left over. But as this wareroom is
Ito be vacated at once, arrangements have
| been made to ship any remaining pianos to
our two branch houses at Ventura and San
I Diego, where they will be disposed' of in
! the regular way.
| Some people are skeptical and always wilt
be; they never stop to think for them*
selves or investigate, but they are first ta
deplore the loss of an opportunity after It Is
i too late. It there is any one in this city who
1 has failed to investigate this sale, and
wishes to make a deal with us> today to
secure a strictly high-grade piano with
j out paying any one a dollar profit In the
purchase of a piano we shall' be pleased to
j see him or her at 233 South Spring street
at once, where we shall be ready to do busi
ness up to 12 o'clock tonight, anxious to
: save shipping expenses on all we can.
But at that hour the sale is ended. Never
again will you see new pianos sold at thai
prices we have advertised.
I We must have three or four high-grade
piano buyers today who are willing to pay
, $32S for the very finest $575 cabinetgrand up
right piano on the market, as such fancy
instruments are not handled at Interior
I agencies. They are the most elaborate
styles, containing every modern Improve
ment, in cases of fancy San Domitiga
mahogany, mottled English walnut or
French-English quarter-sawed oak.
Three hundred and twenty-eight dollart
is but what you would ordinarily pay at
retail for a shabby second-grade piano.
I Come to us today and secure the very best
that capital and skill can produce.
A piano that retails everywhere for $523
i can be had here today for 1288, and another
; style, of which the retail price Is $460, goes
Tor }2iG; still others are for sale at $237,
$186, $142 and $118, etc.
Terms: J2r, down and $10 a month. Every
'< Instrument Is unconditionally warranted
: for live years.
j Remember, this is our last day. Thesare
i closes at 12 o'clock tonight;
A Vessel Overdue
I SAX FRANCISCO, May 7,-The schooner
I General Siglin, owned by the North Amer
ican Commercial company. Is long over-clue
at Wood island, Alaska. The vessel left
here on March 23d, laden with supplies
for the company. Captain Jerome Thomas
was In command. Besides the captain, she
carried a crew consisting of a mate, cook
and three sailors. B. C. Greenfield, his
wife ana three children were passengers.
Greenfield has been the company's agent
at Wood- island for several years. When
the Siglin sailed a severe southwester had'
been blowing for some time and a heavy;
cross sea was running all along the coast.
A Big Embezzlement
WASHINGTON. May 7.-Robert H. Mar
tin, formerly treasurer of Columbia uni
versity of this city, was arrested today and
taken to the police court on charges of em
bezzlement of the funds of the institution.
The defalcation is placed at $20,850. Mania
was released in $5000 security.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money If v
falls to cure. 25c.
Latest style of wan paper at A. A. Eck
strom's. 324 South Spring street.
Cutlery at Furrey s. 159 N. Spring st.
Mr. E. B. Hyde, president of the Cit
izens' bank of Spokane, is at the Hol
lcnbeck, accompanied by his wife.
With a better understanding of tha
transient nature of the many phys
ical ills, which vanish before proper ef
*orts —gentle efforts—pleasant efforts—
rightly directed. There is comfort in
the knowledge, that so many forms of
sickness are not due to any actual dis
ease, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of the system, which the pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt
ly removes. That is why it is the only
remedy with millions of families, audi*
everywhere esteemed so highly by all
who value good health. Its beneficial
effects are due to the fact, that it is tho
one remedy which promotes internal
cleanliness without debilitating the
organs on which it acts. It is therefor*
all important, in order to get its bene
ficial effects, to note when yon pur*
that you have the genuine arti
cle, which is manufactured by the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by
all reputable druggists.
If in the enjoyment of good health,
va& the system is regular, laxatives or
ther remedies are then not needed. If
ifucted with any actual disease, one)
. -iy be commended to the most .skillful
Aysicians, but if in need of a laxative,
<ne should have the best, and with to*
veil-informed everywhere, Syrup of
:<'igs stands highest and is moat largely
jsed and fives most general aatiafaoflaj.

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