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VILLAGES Located in Very Rich Districts THE FAMED PEAT LANDS GARDEN GROVE, BUENA PARK, AND WESTMINSTER The Growing Industries of Orange County Towns—Big Profits in Celery In that part of Orange county stretch ing westward from Anaheim to beyond Buena Park, south to Santa Ana, thence sout-hwestw ard to the far-famed peat lands with Los Almitos as the western boundary, lies a section of country enor mously rich in the possibilities of horti cultural and agricultural development. Notwithstanding this charming belt of country is now fairly well settled upon and planted and tilled to a large extent, there yet remains a considerable por tion of it slumbering beneath its virgin sod awaiting the work of the intelligent farmer who, possessed of the magic wand of industry, may wake its to mar velous production. Then, too, in the older or already cultivated portions new conditions are developing, new dis coveries as to the possibilities of the soil are being made, resulting in. the estab lishment of new- lilies of Industry and lmpi'anting in the breasts of the farmer hopefulness and courage. Not that any one expects a boom for this section. A boom is always to be deprecated. Its receding tide ever carries enumerably more wrecks out to the sea of ruin than it leaves of staunch crafts on the gentiy rolllng billows of prosperity. In this section named are located the charming and thrifty villages of Garden Grove, Buena Park, Westminster and Los Almitos. The first, Garden' Grove, is located in a favored region, where the soil and cli mate renders the life of the farmer one of ease and luxury. To a visitor from leas favored climes this region—this land of sunshine, fruits and flowers —Is a revelation. It is a wonderfully pleasing sensation that thrills one's' being when in midwinter one Journeys from the ice and snow covered states east of the Rocky mountains' and drops in on this paradise of warmth and balm and fra grance. From the frigid terrors' of the cruel blizzards to the generous l , blissful beds of bloom- and blossom! What a delightful change! For 'hiere one may pluck the rarest roses that delight the senses, blos>oming in superabundance on every day of the twelve months. Even in- midwinter scores of different kinds of flowers can be seen in blos som and in profusion and plenty in the gardens about the tjpwn, along the hedges by - the roadside and. adorning with varied hues the tasty lawns of the thrifty farms that thickly dot the wide expanse of valley. The ripe orange hangs upon the tree when the peach is in its perfection. The brown and oily olive is plucked before the lemon is ready for gathering and while the late apples and pears arc still upon the tree. Here is produced the orange and the grape to perfection, the olive, fig, lemon, apricot, nectarine, peach, pear, apple, cherry, prune, quince, pomegranate, citrons, plums, blackberries, currants, sugar beets. loquats. walnut, shaddock, pomelo, grape fruit, date palm, chestnut, corn, guava. limes, peanuts and celery, all flourish in this favored clime. Orange is the smallest of the fifty-seven coun ties of the state, yet it stands sixth in fruit culture, an evidence of the rich ness of its soil anel the genial charae-ter of its climate. The village of Garden Grove is a beautiful place in which to live. It is surrounded bj- highly culti vated farm.-, has good schools, fine chiurrh buildings, well stocked general men-hand ise store, postofflce, black smith shops, beneficiary societies, lib rary, etc., and can be said to be in- a most thrifty condliion. The people are of a high moral character and are ever ■ ctlve and energetic in the interests of their schools and church organizations. The Garden Grove school has the honor and distinction of graduating the larg est class this year that was ever grad uated in any school in Orange county. There were twenty graduates In the class the names of whom are as fol lows: lis Newsom. Eugene De Vaul, Mabel Chapln, Eyman Huff, Charlie Reed, Will Newseim. Effie Clement, Be Ma goffin, Charlie Price, Irene Beckett, Frank Wayman. Harry Fulsom. Lida Eaton, Clare Beckett. Maude Carter, Clarence Aldrich, Grace Chapln, Ger trude Firebaugh. The teachers of this excellent school who were enabled to good re sults for their scholars are W. B. Hill, principal. Carrie E. Heil, Ida Belle Clay. Sarah A. Mitchell, J. S. Stubblefieid. Trustees: Wm. Beckett, clerk; Dr. H. W. Head. G. Ingram. As a further proof of the high stand ard of lntelliger.ee of the citizens in and around Garden Grove, we cite the fact that students from Garden Grove to the Santa Ana High school, the state nor mal school and the University of South ern California stood at the head of their classes at the examinations for the terms just closed, and that Garden Grove young men and young ladies ranked among the highest at Stanford and Berkeley. Among the church or ganizations having their 'own church buildings for services are the Advent ists, Baptists and Methodists. The Methodist church organization has a membership of about 200 and a large and well organized Sunday school. Rev. N. J. Burton is the pastor. The Quakers also have a church located a short dis tance from the village. Mrs. E. M. Web ster is looking after Uncle Sam's and the Garden Grove citizens' interests as post mistress and doing the work so thor oughly,- efficiently and satisfactorily that changes in the administration at Washington need not worry her. P, Peters & Son conduct a large general merchandise store in Garden Grovs, where one may find a complete and care- ' fully selected stock of goods which are sold at Los Angeles prices or less. They : have recently purchased the business and w ill add largely to the stock and otherwise improve the establishment. Mr. D. F. Gallehue, a skilled mechanic in his line, conducts a well equipped blacksmith shop and does first class work in all lines of the trade. A manufacturing enterprise of consid erable importance in Garden Grove is carried on by Messrs. lane Bros. They Guy Duckworth, Alice Flickinger.Wil are the manufacturers of pure eucalyp tus oils; also eucalyptus catarrh cure, cough syrup and eucalyptus liniment and salve. Thes? remedies have made some wonderful cures, and are becoming widely known as the most effective medicines on the market. L,ane Bru->., the manufacturers, have recently dis posed of their general merchandise bus iness in Garden Grove and w ill hereafter devote their entire time to the produc tion of these eucalyptus remedies and place them within reach of the public throughout the coast. J. W. Duckworth is one of the leading and very enterprising citizens of Garden Grove who take an active Interest in all things tending to the advancement of the village. He Is the agent for The Herald and Times, and is the right man in the right place. A mile or two to the north of Garden Grove is a strip of s-andy soil of consid erable extent w hie h for many years was not looked upon with much favor by the farmers of the vicinity, yet through re. cent developments it has proved to be about the best land for successful fruit culture to be had in the county. All it needed was plenty of water, for below the top layer of sar.fl is an extremely rich and deep soil. Among the bes-t de veloped farms on this sandy belt is that of Mr. E. P. Fowler. Mr. Fowler ha? made very great improvements on his land since purchasing it a few years ago. He now has two pumping plai-.tsoperat ed by gasoline engines. One of these plants will give a flow of 100 inches of water, and the two furnish sufficient water for the irrigation of ISO acres of PACIFIC CONDENSED MIL~ FACTORY, BUENA PARK, CAL. land. He can pet these gasoline engines running and they will continue their work throughout the entire day without attention from any one. They are man ufactured by the Union Gas Engine company of San Francisco. Mr. Fouler has one reservoir which holds 300.000 gallons of water, which his pumping ap paratus will nil in six hours. On this same belt is located the Nutwood ranch, on which is one of the finest forty acre walnut groves in the state, and also a twenty acre grove of navel oranges. This place is in a high state of cultiva tion ar.d under the able management of W. W, Adams is proving very profitable to the owners. Mr. A. Kline near Oar den Grove, has- a finely improved place of twenty acres. Besides all kinds of fruits on the place he also raises a fir." breed of chickens. He has perfected an improved combination hens;.' nest which is a model of perfection. BUKNA PARK. Buena Park is an attractive Village of about four hundred inhabitants located on the Soul he m Paclllc railroad about twelve miles from Santa Ana. the county seat of Orange county. It in five miles northwest from Anaheim the nearest banking point, and twenty miles from Los Angeles, in th.- business of the community dairy product? predomin ate, although a huge amount of bar ley, corn and fruit is raised In the dis trict. The railroad company finds that in Buena Park they have a point which contributes very largely to the profits of their freight department and that the shipments are constantly on- the in crease. The acreage devoted to sugar b< eta has b< en largi ly increased the past season anel this branch of industry bids fair to lead all others. The town has-a number of good business blocks, a good hotel, several general stores, large ware house and a larre condensed milk fac tory, This factory—the Pacific Cream ery company, is the only condensed milk and sterilised cream establishment in Southern California, there being only one other In the state, located In one of th- northern counties. This company contributes largely to the prosperity o' the place. It pur chases from the dairymen of the district, upwards o£ 7000 pounds of milk per day. Their equipment in the way of machinery is most complete, it all being of modern type and comprising all the latest inventions for efficient and economic work. The factory is fully equipped for cheese and butter making as weli as for condensed milk and cream. In this establishment twelve men find steady employment the year through. So popular is their brand— the Lily—becoming that the factory, is run up to its 1 full capacity to supply the demand. The product is recognized as superior in quality to any imported from the east and the market for it Is con stantly widening. Shipments are now being made to Alaska. Japan. Sout-hiSea islands, San Francisco and as far east as Denver, Colorado. As indicating the magnitude of the business it may be stated that their outlay for cans alone each month averages $1000, They pay the farmers in the neighborhood of $75,000 per year for milk and allow them a better price for the milk than the but ter creameries do. The Lily condensed milk and the Lily sterilized cream from this factory Is absolutely pure, entirely free from adulterations, contains no dis ease germs and is a most health-giving food. Mr. Jotham Bixby of Los Angeles is president of the company. C. F. Blxby vice president ar.d Geo. 11. Stewart sec retary, with offices In the Currier block, 212 West Third street, Los Angeles. Mt. Meynberg. the foreman of the factory, has had w ide experience in this line of business, having been for many years LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 4, 1897 with large companies at Elgin, 111., where he patented some of the most Important machinery used in the pro duction of condensed milk and sterilized cream and was the originator of the Highland factory in that state. The fac tory is In a highly prosperous condition and is an example of what can be ac complished in home manufacturing when the proper amount of capital, brains and energy is behind an enter prise. Whitaker & Co. are the leading mer chants of Buena Park. They have a splendidly stocked store of general mer chandtse and enjoy a lucrative trade with the village and surrounding coun try. Mr. J. H. Whitaker has been In Buera Park for eleven years and Mr. B. C. Robinson, his partner, one year. They recently built an addition to their store. They are an enterprising firm, ever ready to meet all demands of the trade. Mr C. Cawchon, who lives a short dis tance from Buena Park, has three good artesian wells on his place, the v/ater from one of which turns an overshot wheel of ten feet in diameter. He util izes this power for grinding oorn, barley, etc. From these three wells he has abundance of water for irrigation pur poses or his farm. 2« acre.* of w hlch is in alfalfa. He has a patch of less thanone quarter of an acre in straw 'berries from which he realizes twelve dollars per week. Mr. Wm. J. Mann has a farm near Bucr.a Tark. part of which is In sugar bests, w-hich give promise Of rich re tui na this season. J. P. Barnett has thirty-five acres of as tir.i a stand of beets as one could wish to see. Walter and Ray Thurman have twenty-five acres partly planted to sugar beets, while Mrs. J. M. Smith owns a twenty-acre tract of fine rich soil which she has mostly planted In corn. B. J. Jones has 160 acres in corn, barley, etc. The farmers generally in the vicinity of Buena Park are in a prosperous con dition, although, an occasional one is found who is ready to complain, of hard times. Such, however, are- found to be those who have fallen into certain ruts from which they cannot be drawn by the new conditions that surround them. Buena Park, like her sister villages, takes much pride In her excellent schools and flourishing church organ izations. No saloons are allowed to do business In the town, the people being temperate and of high moral character refuse to grant a license for such a busi ness. WESTMINSTER Orange county Is in a very prosperous condition and the business of Its towns and villages is increasing with every passing year. Especially Is this true of the condition of the growing little vil lage of Westminster. Westminster is located nine miles west of Santa Ana in the midst of one of the most prosper- C'Us dairy sections in the state. Besides an immense output of dairy products, the locality produces large quantities of barley, hay, corn and hogs. West minster contains; about 800 inhabitants The following statement from the as sessor's books, shows the acreage for 1896 in hay mid cereals, and also thai of lS9fi. the increase being clearly indiea live of the manner in which the county is progressing: 1893. 1896. Wheat 654 MH Oats 15(1 260 Barley 47.156 60,jtt Corn 2.52.1 4.775 Hay 10,547 10.800 The following figures from the same source gives the number of fruit trees, bearing and non-bearing, in the county: Bearing. Non-bearlug. Apples 5.34S 11.673 Apricot 40.505 51.370 Fig 4.160 1.60S Olive 5.235 32,(61 Peach S.ti7s 28.673 Pear 3.262 3.489 Prune 26.630 28.587 Lemon 7.016 51.896 Orange 132.410 91620 Almond 400 2.065 Walnut 60,807 76,416 The live stock interests are repre sented on the assessment rolls as fol lows: Cattle, 12.965; horses, 7417; sheep. 93,950; hogs, 5269. Westminster's part in. these various industries was the shipment of 225 car loads of barley, the product of 3000 acres sown; 260 carloads of celery. 1000 tons of hay, 2000 hogs and seventy-five carloads of potatoes and the product of two creameries in constant operation and which purchases a daily average of 15.000 pounds of milk from the farmers. The constant stream of money paid to the farmers and dairymen by these-two establishments make money always plenty In Westminster and the citizens of the village as well as the farmers of the vicinity are consequently happy and contented. The creameries are operated by the farmers on the co-operative plan and they share in all the profits of the business. The Westminster Farmers' creamery is one of the oldest in the county. This company last year built a splendid new creamery building equipped throughout with modern ma chinery. They buy from the farmers between 7000 and 8000 pounds of milk per day. The product of the establish ment is all shipped to Los Angeles, where it finds a ready sale. H. Jevne, the well known grocer, takes the entire output. Mr. Samuel Waters Is president of the company and Jacob Walton is buiness manager. The directors are J. 'C. Thompson, George Mack, J. Walton and H. Larter. Under the efficient man agement of Mr. Walton the company I Is prospering and the farmers and stock holders are all satisfied with their profits from the business. The Westminster Butter and Cheese company was established at Westmin ster two years ago, since which time it has been in constant operation. It han dles about 7000 pounds of milk per day, while their monthly output of butter is about 12.000 pounds. It is conducted on the co-operative plan and all the dis bursements go out among the farmers with the profits of the business added thereto. It is a well managed and pros perous institution which is doing much to benefit its stockholders, who are all farmers of the district. Tha officers of the company are: J. R. Newberry, Los Angeles, president; W. J. Edwards, vice president and James Moss secretary. This company expects soon ter put in a branch plant at Bolsa. Westminster Is accommodated by sev eral good business houses representing various lines, of which the general mer chandise store conducted by J. F. Pat terson and H. H. Hawkins deserves special mention. Baker Bros, also main tain a well stocked general merchan dise store, while Mr. H. Flowers is a dealer in harness, saddles and horse furnishings. There is a good hotel, well managed, and altogether, the visitor to Westminster w ill find first-class accom modations among a first -class people. The community take a just pride In their splendid schools. prosperous church organizations' and well attended Sunday schools. The Methodist ar.d Presbyterians have each good church edifices. Rev. W. L. Miller is pastor of the Methodist church, which has a mem bership of over one hundred. A short distance to the southwest of Westminster is located the third cream ery, the Golden Belle. This establish ment takes upward of 4000 pounds of milk per day from the farmers of the neighborhood. Their product is shipped to Los Angeles from Benedict station. The Golden Belle company milk thirty cows of their own. which number will shortly be increased to sixty. The es tablishment is owned by Messrs. Hilde brandt and Edwards. Mr. F. M. Hilde brandt is manager and is making a) suc cess of the business. On their farm south of Westminster A. and J. Solomon operate a separator and market their i ream at Bolsa. Near by. J. M. Cum mins and W. H. Johnson have each seven acres cultivated to celery. It is but a short distance to the south of Westminster where are located the famous peat lands of Southern Califor nia. The business of raising celery on these lands has proved so very profit able that the development of the lands, considering the amount of work neces sary to bring them into a fit state for production, has been rapid. There will be between five and six hundred acres of this peat land planted to celery this season. The planting season is now on and the fields present an animated view. Mr. D. E. Smeltzer is the leading figure in the celery business, and It is largely due to his energy and experience that these lands have been developed. The business was started In IS9I. when a few acres were planted. It has steadily grown to Its present proportions. Mr. Smeltzer will plant over 200 acres this season. His former experience in the business in Michigan enables him to con duct the work In an economical manner and get the best results from the lands. Last year his firm handled 450,000 dozen bunches. There were altogether 260 car loads shipped east last year. Although It is claimed that as high as from $300 to $400 profit per acre has been cleared on this peat land, the average Is not above $150 per acre, which certainly is a rich reward for tilling an acre of land. Da vid Rogers has sixty acres of fine peat land and. a farm of 200 acres west of Westminster. Mr. Rogers Is a pioneer of the valley and takes much Interest in all matters tending to its develop ment. Judge Josiah McCoy is Justice of the peace, notary public and Insurance agent at Westminster, where he has made his home for many years. W. T. Clark has a fine body of peat land which he leases to parties for celery raising. On this land are two excellent springs which give a large flow of pure water. Mr. Clark is erecting a large two-story residence on his place. Mr. W. M. Kes emann has some of the best peat land In the district and has planted this year thirty-five acres. Mr. W. H. Young of the district is putting up a new residence on his place, and there are many other improvements) going forward which in dicate a prosperous condition with the dwellers on the peat lands. Mu<-h of the trade originating In this district goes to Westminster and tin certainty of the yet greater expansion of the business of celery cultivation will still further add to the trade of the village. About two miles south of Westminster Is located the Garden City poultry yards. This Is an interesting place to visit. To any one who is a lover of fine poultry, appreci ates a fine bird or has taste for choice poultry stock this place has varied at tractions. Here is to be found the high - est bred poultry in the state. Every known variety is represented and some of the birds are valued at over $100 each. DUNRAVEN STILL AT IT Devotes His Time How to Kicking in the House of Lords What has become of Dunraven is ask ed now and then. In yachting he has ceased to vex, and now devotes his pe culiar talents to making things unpleas ant for the English government. For a time after he went back to England from his "cuttings up" In this country he remained quiet. The prince of Wales sent for him to come down to Sandring ham. where he received a soothing dose of royal advice. He took it so well that he was made lieutenant of an Irish county, and it was fondly hoped that the earl would thereafter confine himself to the care of his estatesand the holding of spiritualistic seances at Adare manor. But no; he is an hereditary legislator of the United Kingdom, and as Baron Henry he has a seat in the house of lords and he is putting his oar into the pro ceedings of the upper house with an "I still live" sort of persistency. A few weeks ago the erratic nobleman rose In | the house of lords and moved that the | government Inquire into the spread of contagious diseases. He debated his motion one night and there was a large I attendance at the house of people of fashionable London who went to see Just how many kinds of a chump the earl would make of himself. He afford ed little amusement, however, being only stupid. Where the man, will break out next is past guessing.—New York Press. •' > •' Steady Job for John Joyce Many ride the wheel to reduce flesh, and it is said to be excellent exercise for that purpose. John Joyce, a South Da kota boy, began riding six months ago when his weight was 459 pounds. He has kept It up steadily since, and* now weighs only 457%.—Kansas City Jour nal. - - CONEY ISLAND The Home of the Barker, Fake and Siren THE SONG OF THE SHOWMAN NEVER GROWS LESS, THOUGH HIS SHOW MAY DWINDLE Bathing Suits Up to Date—Strange Sights on View All Along the Beach CONEY ISLAND. N. V.. July 3.—Nc one has a correct idea of Coney Island who has not seen it. The majority of non-visitors have a hazy idea that it is somewhere along the coast near New- York City and over It the breezes from the ocean blow unceasingly, and the pretty girl wanders by the beach all day long. How different the reality. Coney Island is no Elysium, except for those persons who believe strongly in the words of the late P. T. Barnum about the chief deiight of the public. There are very many ways of getting to the most populated resort In the vicin ity of New York You can go by steam er, steam car. trolley car, or the übi quitous bicycle. Then there are the ways in which one may travel If he wishes to employ horseflesh temporari ly. All of them, however, remind us of ancient history in the fact that they lead to the Rome of the pleasure seeker —Coney Island; though, as a matter of fact, it might with greater truthfulness be called Sodom orGomorrha. Anyone who has ever visited one of the big railroad stations knows how Just outside he encounters a line of men who shake their foreflnger at him and shout: "Cab! Cab!*' Just imagine a w hole sea side resort doing this, and a very fair idea may be gained of the impression of the visitor who looks up on Coney "THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE THIS." Island for the first time when It is in full bloom. A long wide street with res taurants and drinking places on one side, while the other has openings lead ing to what no one can ever know who has not investigated, are what one sees when emerging from the entrances to the different railroads that lead to and from the metropolis, or when he catch es his first glimpse from the iron steam er as she rounds Norton's Point and makes for the big pier. It all depends on the way you reach Coney island—by water or rail—as to what you will first essay to do. If you happen to lard at the Iron pier you first run the gauntlet of a restaurant on the pier Itself, where, If he has time, the waiter grins at you in the most persuas ive fashion, and in his Teutonic visage you immediately see the visions of un limited beer and frankfurters. Beerand Coney ieland are as inseparable as Da mon and Pythias. Certainly the inhab itants of the island w : ould die to save the beer. The island is widely advertised as the place where the rural visitor Is ogled and deceived. Really, it Is the metropolitan youth of low degree who contributes' mostly to the exchequer of those at the island, who live because they are wise and otherwise. There are three distinct types which appeal to the visitor to the island. The first and most vociferous is known as the "barker." He is'undoubt edly the type which gave rise to the term leather-lunged. He is sans coat and manners. His only object in life is to make people hear what he says, and then by the object lesson—his thumb, which he Jerks over his shoulder —induce them to investigate the truthfulness of his re- THIS IS A CONEY ISLAND BELLE. marks. No place of entertainment on the Bowery or Ocean averaie is complete without a barker, in fact, his absence would render the place almost a desert, so far as contrast is concerned. The next in the trio mentioned Is what corresponds in America to the barmaid. She is not behind the bar, but she as materially aids the sale of refreshments as if she were barmaid a thousand times over. Perched In a ohalr, one arm rest ing on the little round table with an iron standard, she looks out from under her sailor hat with what Is intended to be a smile, but which has rested upon- her face so long that it has an expression similar to that worn by the glass eye. She Is waiting for what in hei-own terse language is called a "sucker." The suck er varies, b.ut he is generally of the me tropolitan cast, for the youth of New York are fully as susceptible to the smiles of the siren as their cousins from the suburban districts. Wherever the visitor goes on Coney island there besieges his nostrils an aroma that can never be counterfeited. To smell the frankfurter once is to know it always. Have you been to the Island? Then Just close your eyes and It will all come back again. You.can see the white capped would-*e chef, his capacious form encased with an equally liberal apron. Just lifting the cover off his sa vory stock in trade and casting an-ap pealing glance at those who pass, as "SALT AIR MAKES ME THIRSTY." much as to query how on earth they could possibly resist so great a luxury. To his mind, the world begins and ends with the frankfurter, and the poor being who fails to realize this is certainly de serving of sympathy. These are some of the things that the Fourth of July intensifies on Coney Island. On that day whoever takes a notion to travel down lslandwards, will see visions that the place only furnishes on a great holiday. If the London cos termonger of which Albert Chevalier has taught us-, were to come to America, he would find Coney Island a heaven. We see every Fourth of July quite- a number of Arrys. Some of them are counterfeit and some are not, but they all seem to be having a good time. They stop at the shooting gallery. They view the wonders of Araby blest via the Street in Cairo. All the charm of the stage, so far as they can appreciate it, is open to them for a quarter of a dollar. What bliss could compare withTKis. Then, as you walk along the Ocean avenue, you see a curious-looking in dividual in that awful combination of a sack coat and a silk hat, who, from his smooth face and sardonic glance gives the impression that he at one time has been an actor, or has tried to be one. There he stands looking as if he might be willing to become acquainted with a pretty girl, or pos-slbly with anyone who would invite him to join them in one of the numerous beverages that are on A FRENCH' CHE FFROM GERMANY. tap at the Island. He means to be imposing. He is amusing. You glance at him and dismiss him as a type. Striding along the avenue, particular ly if it is the Fourth of July, you see one of those strange specimens of society sometimes called the gallant, more often the dude, but who really impresses you as the cheerful idiot. He stops you and says: "My dear sir, are you aware that this is the glorious Fourth of July, that this le the place to have a good time. See that pretly girl over there?", point ing at one of the raven-like sirens at the table. "Now watch me win her." And over he goes and wins—the privi lege of paying for two glasses of beer, if not more. On the Fourth of July Coney Island is a maelstrom. Into it are drawn that stratum of society which considers beer and skittles a banquet and a variety show a dramatic heaven. It does not cost much to go there, though sometimes it is expensive in getting away. It is cosmopolitan, because it cannot help Itself. It i 9 the oddest place about New York. To sum it all up, it is—Coney Is land. THE EIGHT-IN-HAND RECORD Lawson Fuller Drives in 3:18 1-4, and Expects to Do It in 3:00 About thirty years ago Lawson N. Fuller was a familiar and even pictur esque character. Today, when he has passed the allotted threescore years and ten, he is fully as picturesque and, it possible, a more notable personage as a raod driver. Like his somewhat older contempora ry, C. J. Hamlin, Mr. Fuller has gained much of his notoriety with horses of his own breeding and training. Having set a new mile record for a four-ln-har.d team, Mr. Fuller started In with the en thusiasm of youth to set one fgr a six in-hand team. Two years ago he made, with six horses, all bred on his Vermont farm, a mile record of three minutes flat, and some weeks later he drove, the sama Half dozen trotters a mile over Fleet wood In 2:56V4. But even the old relnsman was not satisfied; like Alexander, he sighed for more worlds to conquer. Having driven four and six horses in record time, why not set a record for eight? The sugges tion was agreeabre, so Mr. Fuller early this spring began breaking in another pair to go with the original six. Th» half. dozen trotters had beaten three minute*,, and beaten it handsomely- whs* not be able to reef two more over a mile.in similar time? Mr.' Fuller does not hide his light un der a bushel. There was a great deal of talk abouT the .matter, and a leading trotting horse man of Boston, becoming interested, came forward, saying ha would contribute $1000 to any New York charity he would suggest. Other char itable persons local residents, made sim ilar offers, that when three minutes w as beaten by an eight horse team they also would subscribe, and the J. Hooi Wright memorial hospital was selected as the recipient of the gifts. Last Week about 500 spectators were on hand at Fleetwood park to see the at tempt. Before trying the eight, Mr. Fuller drove his six-in-hand a mile to beat three minutes. He succeeded in thisby a margin of one second a quarter, the fractions of the mile being 0:46%, 1:33,, 2:17 and 2:58%. Then the starter, Alec Newburger, an nounced that Mr. Fuller would drive ft team of eight horses to beat three min utes. "No," said Fuller, "I can't do it to day. I have never tried them before ail together. So I will beat 3:20, and later we will have a go at the three minute mark. The checks can wait. They are good any time I do it." How near the old driver came in hie "WHAT D' YOU THINK OF US?" knowledge of his team's ability was il lustrated by the actual time he made, with the eight, 3:18 l /4. Seeing that no one else had ever attempted such a feat, it stands today as a world's record. The team as they were hitched wera mainly horses bred Ivy Mr. Fuller on his Vermont farm. Ai the pole he had two Hambletonlan bred trotters Fleet wing and Fleetwood; the next pair were Flora and Wilkes, both by Fuller's Wilkes, a son of old George Wilkes. Then came the little 14Vj hand stallion Dexter, the schoolmaster of the team, and a gelding named Snip, and ill the lead the roan gelding Sir Walter and a bay named Peacock. The eight were hitched to an old style Whltechapel cart, with a pole, hut there were no spllner bars, the traces of the other pairs being hooked in the collars of those behind them. "I am perfectly satisfied with what my pets have done," said Mr. Fuller, in reply to calls for a speech after the fin ish ot the mile. "The next time we try we will beat 11:15, and before the season ends I hope to earn those checks for the hospital with a mile In three minutes or better."—New York dispatch to Chicago Times-Herald. Return of the Muslin Tie If you want a really effective necktie) to wear with Jjfour linen collar, which no doubt turn 9 over at the top, make en* out of checked grass lawn with, a small bow and somewhat aggressive ends. An "BARKER" BEGUILING VISITOR*. old fashioned revival is the muslin necktie. Some of these are in the finest worked muslin, with the ends showing; Inserted medallions of Maltese lace; and •again are shown white muslin neckties with the ends hand embroidered.—New York Sun.