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The annual tournament of the South
ern California Associated Tennis clubs
commences today on the Casino courts
at Santa Monica. The entry list for this
• year includes all the best players in. this
section, and that is saying a good deal.
Some of the southern players have won
laurels on the northern courts, and have
proved themselves fast enough to play
In any company.
Picher and Freeman, of Pasadena, the
present intercollegiate champions, are
the likely men of the year. Freeman
holds the southern championship at pres-
eni, having taken It from Bumiller last
year. His game at present is said to be
greatly Improved, his strength and
great reach giving him a decided ad
vantage In all full-court play. Picher,
his team mate in the doubles, should be
the challenger for the champion round
this year, judging from present form. His
stroke is fast, accurate and exceedingly
well placed, he passing a player at the
net with remarkable speed and ease. His
net play, moreover, Is a strong factor
in the game as he plays it. When Free
man and Picher meet in the champion
ship round, a 9 they should do, unless all
signs fail, a battle royal should result.
These two players should exhibit such
tennis as has not been seen here since
the great Carter-Burton match.
Bumiller, the now emancipated "In
fant phenomenon," is in some respects
the most brilliant player of the southern
contingent. Physically, however, he Is
In no condition to meet such trained ath
letes as Picher, Freeman or Jas. Cra
ven. For this reason, despite the fact
that he is playing in very fine form,
Bumiller is hardly likely to reach the
championship round. This will be a
great disappointment to those fair de
votees of the game who at tennis tourn-
amenta take the place of the "matinee
The drawing for the all-comers' sin
gles, the most interesting event of the
tournament, was held last night at Santa
Monica, and resulted as follows, the
players bracketed together meeting in
the preliminary round: Osborne-Picher,
Acker-Barry, Hennick-Bell, Green-J. C.
Craven, Faithfull-James Craven, Lll
lingston-Wilson, Pedley-Waring, Fith
lan-Bumiller. Sinsabaugh and Braly
drew byes.
Play will be called at 2 oclock this af
ternoon, when three matches will be
played, though, if there is time for more
other games will be called. R. B. Fith
ian of Santa Barbara will face Arthur
Bumiller, the ex-champion; Green of
Los Angeles and J. C. Craven of Pasa
dena will compete, and Faithful of, Los
Angeles will do battle with James Crav
en of Pasadena. A large attendance at
all of the games is promised. More than
one hundred enthusiasts from Pasadena
have taken quartersat Santa Monica for
the tournament week, and many daily
visitors are expected'from, the city. Riv
erside has sent up a'large contingent to
attend the games, and altogether a
greater interest is being manifested !n
the present tournament than has been
noticed for years.
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The faces of all pugilists and their
many prophets are all turned toward
Carson, where Brady of theatrical fame
promises to succeed Dan Stuart, who
has found a gold mine in the veriscope.
The Hawkins-Dixon match was a dis
appointment to many followers of the
ring, in that a decision one way or the
other was not reached. Hawkins' excel
lent showing was a surprise, to the fol
lowers of the little brown man; but the
wise ones are saying that the draw was
only one of Dixon's games l for getting on
a finish match.
Jeffries, the big Los Angeles fighter,
was a distinct disappointment to his
friends in his recent match with Ruhlln.
of Ohio. The recent claims of coming
championship form made for him by his
supporters seem to be entirely unfound
ed, and hisability to win from the husky
Ohio lad has 93nt his stock down. There
are not a few witnesses of the set-to who
have no hesitation, in saying that Ruhlin
Is the better man of the two, and that
rightfully he was entitled, to the deci
sion, he doing nearly all the leading and
most of the landing.
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There will be free bicycle races at
Athletic park every Sunday morning
during August, beginning at 9:30. The
object of these races is to find who shall
represent Southern California In the
match race with Ziegler on September
oth at the big Athletic park meet. These
try-«uts will be both paced and unpaced,
and aa the contestants will start from op
poslte sides of the track the events will
be at least novel.
Eddie Bald cleared over $1000 on the
New York state circuit. Tom Cooper
won $325.
Frank Waller, the long distance rider,
has begun training (or an assault on all
the middle distance records.
Piatt, Betts, Stocks and Osborne, the
English professionals, intend to visit
Australia at the end of the outdoor rac
ing season.
Starbuck and Church have been
matched for a five mile race to take place
at the meet at Willow Grove on July 31st.
Some of the promoters of the race
tracks in France have submitted allur
ing offers to A. A. Zimmerman to go
abroad and race.
Piatt Betts, the English crack, de
clares the new Celtic track at Glasgow,
where the international championship
races will be held, to be the fastest and
safest he has ever ridden upon.
Tom Butler, whose meteoric career on
the path was a wonder of 189S, sent his
trainer home from Hot Springs, and it
is said the lad will not be seen on the
track this season.
Rivierre, the French road rider, who
recently won the race from Bordeaux
to Paris, a distance of 396 miles, Is ex
pected in New York next month. Up to
a short time ago he was the twenty
four hour champion of France. The fact
that he is 45 years old makes his per
formances quite remarkable.
In his movement while in a finish
sprint Riser's sprint has become gener
ally known asa lope. Thelad'Jumps into
his pedals off the saddle, and while un
der speed finishing a contest does not
get down again into the saddle. Kiser
made no such finishes last season as he
is making this season. He did. not sprint
a quarter ac he is doing now.
A new line of work recently taken up
by a Brooklyn woman, who lectures
upon the bicycle, how to ride, how not
to ride, what to wear and what not to
wear, etc., Is that of teaching bicycle
mechanics. She has made a thorough
study of all makes and for a considera
tion she will impart her knowledge to
her sisters.
C. R. Coulter left San Francisco Fri
day for the east, where he expects to re
main, returning to his former position
with a bicycle house in Lafayette, Ind.
Coulter intended remaining permanent
ly on the coast, but finding the riders
here much too fast for him and receiv
ing such terrific drubbings at their
hands, gave up the racing game in dis
gust. The "unpaced king" will do much
better as a bicycle salesman.
H. E. McCrea, the noted Los Angeles
racing man, is making arrangements to
go to the new mining regions in Alaska.
His brother leaves for there on the next
steamer, and he will follow on the one
The proposed, trial against the twenty
mile record which was to have been
made tomorrow by Charles Krafts of
the Bay City Wheelmen, has been post
poned until the Sunday following. In
addition to this performance John Da
vidson of the same club and one of the
fastest road riders in the west, will as
sail the ten mile mark at the same time
Krafts is going for twenty miles. With
out a doubt both will meet with success,
as they are capable of unlimited speed
and will crowd any pacemaking that
can be furnished.
The sport-loving element of Marys
ville and vicinity will have an oppor
tunity to abundantly satisfy its tastes
in that direction in a few weeks, for a
meeting is now an assured fact, and
with the exception of a 2-year-old evert
and a district affair, the program Is filled
in a manner satisfactory to the manage
ment. The meeting will be held from
August 9th to 14th inclusive, being next
in line in the California trotting circuit
after the breeders' equine entertainment
at Oakland. There were 136 entries,
comprising a large majority of the
horses that are In tralnlngln the state.
The program for the five days shows
seventeen different events, of which nine
are trotting races and eight are for side
wheelers. The purses, which range all
the way from $200 to $500 in. value, make
a total of $6200 to be divided'among the
breeders of fast nags in light harness.
Persimmon, the winner of the last
English Derby, is owned by the Prince of
Wales. In 1896 Persimmon won the St.
Leger, putting $25,000 into his owner's
pocket. The Derby was worth $27,000,
and the eclipse stakes, the richest prize
in. England, was pulled down by Per
simmon, adding $50,000 to the large score
of winnings the great horse has earned
for his royal owner. The great runner
has been trained by Richard Marsh,
who handles all the prince's horses un
der the direct management of Lord 1 Mar
cus Bere-aford.
An old trotting horse man, who is a
pretty keen observer, made, a few re
marks the other evening about drivers
of the present day that hit some of them
pretty hard. He said: "If there's any
thing I hate It is to see one of these "ere
dude drivers that are too high-toned to
take hold of a rub cloth and work.
They'd sooner stand around with their
kids on and give orders and take tho
word of their men that the horse was all
right. I've seen. Johnny Goldsmith .take,
off his coat many a time, roll up his
sleeves, grab a cloth and go to work as
if he meant It. I have seen Hickok,
Doble, Geers, Marvin and lots of high
classed drivers, pitch In as If their lives
depended upon it. Nowadays a swipe
gets up behind l a fast horse that anyone
kin team, and it wl»s; right away he's
a gentleman too proud to rub and, too
lazy to move. He's a full-fledged, dyed
in-the-wool professional. A man gives
him a horse and every time he goes to
see the horse work out he sees this pro
fessional stand off and boss the rubbers,
never offering to lend them a hand to
hitch up, or examining the boots to see
if they're ail right. Do you mean to tell
me that that gentlma>»'s opinion of the
driver Is elevated? No, sir! Hls dis
gusted, and when he sees the bonse act
ing bad by striking himself, one boot fly
ing one way, a toe weight another, the
check unfastened, he goes home and-the
professional, who has put on more style
than this man can afford to, even. If he
owns the horse, is soon notified to send
the horse home. Laziness is • curse and
when you put pride and conceit along
with It, I tell you ltspurty near time to
put the fellow believing In such a sys
tem back to either rubbing horses or
measuring tape."
Danny Lynch thinks he has two world
beaters In Eddie Connoly and Tom Lans
ing, whom be brought out here along
with Tim McGrath, Sharkey's trainer. He
is looking for matches for both men, and
is willing to make big concessions in
weight to get on some fights. Both of
the men are between 20 and 21 years of
Tom Lansing is practically a new man,
but he did well in his short career In the
east before boxing wasstopped. He fights
at 154 to 158 pounds, and Lynch says he
will match him against Jeffries if the Los
Angelese wants another fight right away.
Lansing put out Dick Baker before the
Arena Athletic club In New York in four
seconds. He also put to sleep Pat Dag
gett, the alleged champion of Ireland, in
two minutes and thirty-five seconds be
fore the Palace Athletic club of New-
York. He was matched to meet Henry
Peppers, well known locally, before the
same club on June 16, but Brady saw
trouble was brewing and paid forfeit.
Lynch says he is not afraid to put Lans
ing against Kid McCoy.
Eddie Connolly is here to meet any one
from 128 and 138 pounds, though he can
not get higher than 132 or 133 himself.
Connolly is a very clever man and has
beaten every one he has goneagainst ex
cept Kid Lavlgne, and he battered the
Kid up pretty well before he got the de
cision in a twenty-round go against
Connolly is willing to meet Hawkins at
128 or 130. Lynch says he will try to
make a match for him with CharleS Mc-
Keever. Kid McPortland, Jack Ever
hart. Spider Kelly or Lon Agnew at any
weight not over 138 pounds.
There Is plenty of discussion over the
Hawkins-Dixon draw and opinions are
given freely. The Idea held by a ma
jority seems to be that Dixon was merely
playing his old game of measuring his
opponent, as he used to do in all limited
round contests, and that in a finish fight
he would show up his hitting powers
with all their former speed and accu
racy. Hawkins' objection against
Hiram Cook as referee will not add
greatly to his popularity among a large
number of ring patrons. Cook's repu
tation for fairness is far above that of
the bruiser that an objection comes with
a very poor grace from the latter.
A. Livingston, the agent in Carson
City for Dan Stuart, is in San Francisco
for the avowed purpose of attending to
preliminary details for a pugilistic car
nival to be held during the Nevada State
fair in the capital of that state in the
latter part of September. He will not
discuss the proposition as he says noth
ing has taken definite shape. As Liv
ingston is the president of the State Ag
ricultural association, under whose
auspices the State fair is held, and as
he Is Stuart's representative, his pres
ence here gives color to some of the talk
made by Brady in New York. Livings
ton says that the differences between
Stuart and Brady may be patched up,
so that if Stuart is too busy with his
veriscope Brady may take the manage
ment of the carnival and purchase the
$10,000 arena at Carson.
Sporting Notes
James Dustin, who had engaged to
drive some of the horses for the Winship
stable, now campaigning in California,
and has driven several creditable races,
has made am engagement to take full
charge as trainer and driver.
Don't the entries for the Los Angeles
races look well? Too much credit can
not be given the managers for the new
move they have inaugurated to get large
lists of horses entered. It is the first
step toward helping the breeding inter
ests of California.—Field Sports.
Ottinger has lost none of his speed.
He won a free for all trotting race at
Holton, Kas., July 2d, in 2:13%, 2:14%
and 2:16, defeating W. S. Hobart'smare
She, by Abbotsford. Jimmie Dustin
seems to understand this horse, and
drove like a general.
Buffalo is to have a new race track,
suitable for both trotting and running.
It is to be stocked at $200,000, and the
stock is said to be selling freely. It will
be built in South Buffalo, nearNantas
ket Beach.
The Kentucky Racing association's
historic course was sold at Lexington,
Ky., Monday afternoon, July 12, to sat
isfy a mortgage of the St. Louis Jockey
club. The second- mortgage bondhold
ers were late in. arriving, and Charley
Green purchased the property for $23,325.
An effort will be made to set the sale
Owners of fast side wheelers will
please notice that the Northern New
York Trotting Horse Breeders' associa
tion have withdrawn their announced
$5000 purse for the free for all pacers
with the reserved conditions, but at a
later date they will offer a liberal purse
open to all pacers, which will be well
worthy of support.
It la reported that a small team of
English amateur golf players will visit
the United States during the coming
season, and that Mr. Horace Hutchinson
will be one of the select coterie of play
ers. If It should prove to be true, our
English cousins will receive a royal wel
come, and. a contest between English
andi American amateurs would be in
structive as well as most interesting.
At the queen's birthday sports of the
Sydney, New South Wales, harriers,
held May 24th, on the agricultural
grounds, Sydney, J. Milward, Sydney
harriers, threw the sixteen-pound ham-
mer 108 feet, % Inch, from a nine-foot
circle. This performance now becomes
the best New South Wales amateur rec
ord, supplanting 90 feet, 2 Inches, by the
same athlete, at Sydney, August 29th,
The membership of the North Califor
nia dlvision.League of American Wheel
men, is now down to 840 odd, from 1700,
which it numbered.up to March Ist. The
membership of. the California Associat
ed Cycling Clubs is 737 andi Increasing
The decision of the California Inani
mate Target association to hold Its fall
tournament at Monterey has met with
the approval of shooters In all parts of
the state. The tournament will be held
on September 18th and 19th.
Brady's statement that he has Shar
key and Maher, Creedon and McCoy and
others of note signed for the carnival at
Carson City Is absurd. Sharkey and
Maher have signed! with no club or per
There Is not a single owner,whose opin
ion carries) any weight, who does not
deprecate this continual lowering of the
weights, Sam Bryant, the breeder of
Proctor Knott, besides many other good
ones, who la at the Sheffield track, says
It has much to do with low prices for
good thoroughbreds' now ruling. Id his
opinion, If the weights were kept up to
scale, yearlings with good size and
plenty of bone would still bring good
values, while undersized, weakly formed
animals would be put to some other pur
pose than, raclng.for which they are only
fitted when low weights place them on
eqaul terms with the stouter competi
tors. A good horse will go as fast and
far with weight up as a weed with a
postage stamp. Bad horses are a nui
sance, both to their owners and their
backers, and are now sadly too numer
ous on all western tracks. A material
raise In the weights would drive the ma
jority of these into retirement, which
alone is reason, enough for making the
change, even were no other advantages
to be gained. —Chicago Inter-Ocean.
The announcement has been made
that James Michael, the diminutive
Welshman, will engage in, no more
paced races, owing to the expense of
maintaining a corps' of pacemakers. As
he has riddien but seldom in open races
his movements will be watched, with in
terest, especially when he meets such
sprinters as E. C. Bald, Thomas Cooper,
Fred Loughead and Earl Kiser.
Boiled Over a Fire Made With Money
Valued at 57500
"When BurnHde made his mud march
on to Fredericksburg we men In the
advance had some gay times," remark
ed a veteran of the civil war. "It was a
long while before the Johnnies would let
us cross the river, but when we did get
across We made the fellows who had
been shooting at us for the past three
hours get right up and dust for safer
quarters. The infantry soon followed
us and took up their position along the
river toward Falmouth, while we skir
mished through the town. When we
came to the Planters' hotel we just
walked In and took possession. Every
body had deserted) the place, and we did
just as we pleased. In going througli
one of the rooms I came across three
bundles of Confederate notes. Each
bundle was labeled 1 to contain $5000, and
as I held' them, aloft I shouted 1 to the>
rest of the men that we now had money
to burn. They laughed, and I thrust
the notes into my pocket. The John
nies had taken or destroyed everything'
to eat, and as for liquor thvre wasn't any
in the town.
"After satisfying ourselves that there
was nothing further to be had in the
Planters' hotel we sallied forth and
walked up toward the home of the
mother of our country—George Wash
ington's mother. We had had no
breakfast yet, and now it was close on
to noon. One of my companions had
some coffee in hie haversack, so I
thought we might have a little coffee, if
nothing else. Well, we got the coffee
out, and then discovered that we had n'j
firewood. There was some' tall swear
ing just at that time, for the Johnnies
hadn't left so much as a match behind
" 'I've got it!' I cried, and I hauled out.
the three bundles of notes I had found
in the Planters' hotel. My expression
was greeted with a shout by my com
panions, and —we had money to burn.
We soon had the Are going and the cof
fee cooked. Need I say to any soldier
that we enjoyed our coffee at a price
which seems rather high—sls,ooo. We
were soon through and marched back
into the town, only to see our men trying
to buy some tobacco without money.
How strange it seemed; they had not a
cent, while we had money to burn, and
burned it.
"Four years afterward I regretted hav
-1 ing had this money and burned it. While
in Washington in the winter of '65 I had
the mortification of seeing an advertise
ment for this identical package of notes
and offering 60 per cent on their faeo
value for their return. They were Vir
ginia state bank notes; hence their
value. Whenever I hear that a man has'
money to burn I think of my $15,000, and
shed a tear of regret that I burned it."—
Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
A Tract of 50,000 Acres Which Is Al-
ternately Land and Water
Payne's Prairie, three mile 9 south of
this city, covers an area of 50,000 acres.
A large proportion of the prairie is now
covered with water, but there are thous
ands of acres around the borders of the
lake which has been formed on which
horses and cattle graze. There is no way
of estimating the number of cattle, but
there are many thousands, and they are
in fine condition. The prairie, or sa
vanna, which it really is, occasionally
goes dry, the water passing out through
a subterranean passage called the sink.
Where the water goes to has never been
determined. When the sink is open the
lake goes dry, and when the outlet be
comes gorged or choked, a lake from five
to seven miles wide and about eighteen
miles long Is formed. When the waters
of the lake suddenly leave it, thousands
of alligators, snakes, fish andi turtles are
left with nothing but mud for their place
of abode. The fish and turtles perish,
but the saurians and reptiles seek and
find other quarters. For milesalong the
northern border of the lake there is a
succession of sinks, averaging In depth
all the way from twenty-five to one hun
dred feet. Subterranean passages run
in every direction, leaving the ground in
the shape of a honeycomb. The ground
is liable to give way at any time, creat
ing anew sink. The scenery around the
lake, especially on. the north side, is
unique and grand, and is an attractive
feature to strangers who visit this city.
The sink has for many years been a pop
ular resort for citizens of Gainesville,
who go there to fish, boat, ride, and in
other ways enjoy themselves. It is said
that this vast area of land could be
drained at trifling expense, and were it
drained It would be the largest as well
as the richest tract of productive land
in Florida. It is for the most part a
bed of muck. The land Is owned by
various individuals—Gainesville Sun.
The Gebhard's String of Horses
Bar Harbor—A little cavalry of
horses arrived last week. To some peo
ple It might seem as though the United
States army was contemplating the es
tablishment of a station at Bar Harbor,
but It was only the Gebhard horses ar
riving for the season. Mr. and Mrs. Fred
erick are establishing themselves in
Green court, and will outvie their for
mer efforts at entertaining. Mrs. Geb
hard is a contemporary of Mrs. Jessie
Tpson of Baltimore and Mra Lee Taller
of New York. They constitute tha "Fam
ous Three"—beauties all.—Boston Post.
Snubbed Again
He —I think every man ought to have
an opportunity to go to church on Sun
She —Well, If you had such an oppor
tunity, what would you do with it?—
Chicago Record.
The Story of an Old Railroad Enter
prise Revived—Oreat Possibili
ties Once Conceived
The latest railroad, deal reported) is
the acquisition by the Southern Pacific
company of the Arizona and Sonora
railway, leading from Benson, Ariz., to
Guaymas,, Sonora, Mex., a point on the
Gulf of Mex1c0,265 miles from the bound
ary of Arizona and Sonora, south, and
353 miles from Benson, its Junction with
the Southern Pacific. The swap is un
derstood in some way to have been the
Southern Pacific interest in. the line from
the Needles on the Colorado to Mojave,
to the Santa Fe company, the builders
of the Sonora line.- This trade closes the
history of a strange, perhaps remark
able instance in railroad building, begun
and completed at a period when railroadi
managers and builders were making
some of their wildest and most inexpli
cable plunges. In the early part of 1882
the Southern! Pacific was racing over
dismal and torrid deserts and scaling
rugged mountains In pursuit of an At
lantic outlet, and the line then known
as the Atchison, Topeka and Sanita Fe
was hurrying down from the interior of
the continent hunting for a Pacific out
let. It was generally understood at the
time that neither company entirely real
ized Just what they were after or where
they would brinig up. But a junction was
effected after some checks and pawns
had been duly noted, at Deming, N. M.
Both the territories of Arizona and New
Mexico were prosperous in those days.
Mining Interests were booming every
where, and so there seemed to be great
local traffic to strive for. The Santa Fe
seemed to have unlimited means at com
mand and apparently all a promoter or
engineer had to do was to glance over
a map, indicate with a blue pencil where
he wanted to build' a road, and the au
thority and means were immediately
forthcoming. This company had an
eye on a port on the Gulf of California,
with something of a Utopian Idea of
future Pacific commercial possibilities,
and so selected Guaymas as its terminue
and commenced to build north. Building
around Deming ceae'ed for siome time,
but work at the southern end was
pushed, and the managers of the two
companies haggled over rates, rights,
and privileges. When the construction
reached! the boundary, directly south of
Tucson, the town of Isaacson was
founded —since changed, to Nogales—and
the San Pedro river valley eeemed to
offer a favorable route to a junction.
With an astonishing disregard' of all
physical conditions, displayed conspicu
ously on every hand in the way of tre
mendous gorges cut by irresistible floods,
bottom land gouged out and water
marks high up on the cliffsi, the engineer
constructed hie road up the San Pedro
valley to Benson, 186 miles west of Dem
ing,, with no possible chance to connect
the two ends on account of impassable
mountains. In the meantime, however,
the Santa Fe had become dissatisfied
with the negotiations for track privi
leges over the Southern Pacific line from
Benson and made elaborate preparations
to build from Deming to Tombstone via
Mule pass, and connect with the south
end at or near Fairbanks. Some ten
miles of roadbed were graded 1 and pre
pared for the ties. Suddenly all building
operations ceased at Deming and. build
ing continued down the valley. At Ben
son a most elaborate system of yard,
sidetracks, office and freight buildings
was devised and 1 built, some ten or more
sidetracks being over three miles in
length, sufficient for a city of 200,000 in
habitants. The town of South Benson
was established.
The company had enthusiastic idieas
of commercial advantages, through the
gulf port and their great road reaching
even to New York and Boston in their
compacts. The steamship City of Puebla
—pioneer of a great line—was purchased
and fitted out for Southern Pacific coast
traffic. Her first trip was. her last. There
proved to be no basis for the commercial
anticipation. The road for its entire
length has been, since the day it was
opened, a dead drag to its owners, and
has suffered severely every season from
floods and washouts, an expensive dis
appointment from the first, and no one
can tell to this day why it w as built.
It has always'stood as. uncontradicted
that the basis of arrangements between
the Santa Fe, its builder, and the South
ern Pacific, was that tho former hauled
freight from the Atlantic seaboard to
Guaymas, on the gulf, and paid the lat
ter 52 per cent of the freight money for
the privilege of having the cars hauled
over 186 miles of their track.
For fifteen years the "burro road," as
it is known along its entire length, has
been merely a feeder for Its great con
necting link, the Southern Pacific, and
an unending nightmare to ite stock
holders, and' no doubt both parties to
the trade are betterd by the transaction.
The Bank Borrowing Money, While
Experts Chisel the Old Vault
Twenty-five years ago "Jimmy" Hope,
John Hope and "Big Frank" McCoy, three
of the most expert cracksmen and safe
blowers in the world, went from this
city to Trenton, N. J., with the idea of
"cracking" the safe of the Trenton
bank, which, even in those days, was
known to have large sums of money in
its vault..
The three burglars spent a week get
ting into the bank building from ahouse
which they rented next door, and the
better of one night, after they did get
Into the bank, in trying to effect an en
trance to the big, strong box. Dawn
and a watchman found them still at
work, and the old safe intact. The
three burglars, weary and disgusted, re
turned to this city, and the bank officials
chuckled in glee. They wrote a letter
of thanks to Valentine & Butler, of this
city, who built the invulnerable safe.
The firm of Valentine & Butler long ago
ceased to exist.
But the conservative old Bank of
Trenton continued to do business at the
old stand with the old safe, and now, af
ter twenty-five years of good behavior,
the safe has gone back on the bank and
got it into no endi of trouble. Not that
It has permitted 1 itself to be plundered,
however. The trouble is the safe closed
its doors on all the bank's money on
Wednesday evening and. positively re
fused to open them again when the
cashier wanted to get at the funds at 10
,00100k Thursday morning.
James Kerrigan, the safe-cracker of
this city, was sent down to open the old
safe In response to the appeals of the
bank officials, and after twenty-four
hours' hard work he had to declare him
self beaten. Then foreman Michael
Josten of the Dlebold company, another
man to whom most safes yield, was sent
down to try his hand. At 10 oclock last
night both Kerrigan and Josten gave up
the Job and wired to H. W. Beadle,
of the Dlebold company that the only
way they could open that old safe would
be to chisel through the doors and cut
out the lock.
Meantime the Bank of Trenton did
business on money borrowed from the
other banks, and the officials are thank
ing their stars that the old safe didn't
go on a strike twenty-four hours eariier
than it did. For Tuesday was the date
of settlement of semi-annual accounts,
and. had not the books and funds been
available the bank would have been se
riously inconvenienced.
The directors of the bank of Trenton
say they will purchase a new safe that
tent so inconveniently and pertinacious
ly safe.—New York Journal.
Sight of a Balloon Made Him Sane
The announcement that Flint. Eddy &
Co. of this city and Beeche & Co. of
New York and Valparaiso, Chile, had en
tered into an arrangement to carry on
business jointly In this country and In
Chile recalls an interesting Incident in
connection with both firms, which are
among the largest in their line In the
United .States and In Chile.
The founder of the house of Beeche &
Co. was Augustus Hemenway of Boston,
who went to Chile in 1529 and with his
brother, .Charles P. Hemenway, estab
lished the first American business hove*
in that country. While the firm was at
the height of its success he suddenly
went insane. He was brought back to
the United States and placed in an asy
lum. He remained there for eleven
years, during which time his interests
were looked after by a trustee. His
mind was apparently entirely gone, and
it is said that during his isolation he was
furnished with piles of gold in the form
of American eagles with which to amuse
While walking about the grounds of
the asylum one day he suddenly per
ceived a balloon floating far overhead.
The eight of the balloon served to restore
his reason. In a moment the realization
of his mental condition came to him.
The fact was- at once brought to the at
tention of the medical superintendent of
the institution, with the result that Mr.
Hemenway was soon afterward declared
to have recovered, the full possession of
his mental faculties.
He asked for an accounting of his af
fairs from the trustees of his estate, and
found that the value of his property had
increased to six million dollars. He un
dertook the administration of his own
affairs, and, while it took him some time
to adapt himself to the changes in the
methods of business, he rapidly in
creased his fortune, until at the time of
his death about eighteen years ago his
estate was worth more than fifteen mil
lion dollars in gold.. It was his son who
presented Harvard university with the
famous Hemenway gymnasium.—New-
York Herald.
Moral Tales
One cannot help wondering whether
there has not been an undue reaction
against the moral tale, and whether in
consequence the vast opportunity for
ethical training which is presented by
the child's first contact with the world
of letters is not now in a measure lost.
When all simple narrative is thrilling to
his unjaded taste, we need not fear that
he will be bored by even an obtrusive
moral. It is indeed the. sophisticated
taste alone which dislikes a moral. Not
children only, but the simpler-minded
among adults, are apt to prefer such
things in literature as show a clear right
to existence in what they "teach"; as
witness the immense, if transient, pop
ularity of E. P Roe's novels and Tup
per's "Proverbial Philosophy."
A child will not unfrequently draw a
crude lesson of his own from a perfectly
idle tale, as If, without one, he found it
perplexing or incomplete. It is not im
possibly mistaken kindness which would
give nonsense verses to the exclusion of
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Harry
and the Guide-Post (though my later
judgment somewhat recoils from Har
ry); or nature studies and Greek myths,
to the utter banishment of Truthful
George and Heedless Mary. What deep
delight, what genuine potency, lie in
these humble tales I for one can testify.
—Annie Steger Winston, in August Lip
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A. A. Eekstrom's. 324 South Spring stree'
Capital and Profits $270,000.00.
t w r< Mmrni. t, ~, J. M. C. MARBLE, O Jl. CHURCHILL,
?• , L , U , r ,? Vice-President N. W. STOWELL, E. F, C. KLOKKE.
R. I. ROGERS Assistant Cashier A. HADLEY.
Capital paid up $500,000.00
Surplus and Reserve 875,000.00
I. W. HELLMAN, President; H. W. HiELLMAN, Vice-Pres.; H. J. FLEISHMAN.
Cashier; G. HEIMANN, Assistant Cashier. Directors—W. H. PERRY, O. W.
Special Collection Department, Correspondence Invited. Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent.
United States Depository
Capital $600,000.00 Surplus $47,500.09
Total $547,500.00
F. C. HOWES Cashier E. W. COE Assistant Cashier
Geo. H. Eonebrake,Warren Glllelen, P. a!. Chas. A. Marrlner, E. P. Jonnson,
Wm. M. Van Dyke, W. C. Brown, L C. McKeeby, F. C. Howes.
This bank has no deposits of either the county or city treasurer and therefore no
prefered creditors.
Corner Main and Second Streets
IH. W. Hellman. J. F. Sartori, W. L. Gravee,
J. F. SARTORI President |H. J. Fleishman, C. A. Shaw, F. O. John-
MAURICE S. HELLMAN..Vice-President son, J H. Shankland, J. A. Graves, M. L.
W. D. LONGYEAR Cashier (Fleming, M. S. Hellman, W. D. Longyear.
Interest paid on term and ordinary deposits.
Money loaned on first-class real estate.
Capital stock $400,000 Surplus and undivided profits over. .ssBo,ool
J. M. ELLIOTT President W. G. KERCKHOFF Vloe-President
FRANK A. GIBSON Cashier G. B. SHAFFER Assistant Cashier
J. M. Elliott, J. D. Bicknell, F. Q. Story, H. Jevne, J. D. Hooker, W. C. Patterson.
Wm. G. Kerckhoff.
No public funds or other preferred deposits received at this bank.
Capital $500,000.00
H. J. WOOLLACOTT President WARREN GILLELEN.Second Vioe-Pres.
J. F. TOWELL First Vice-President J. W. A. OFF Cashier
M. B. LEWIS Assistant Cashier
A general banking business transacted. Interest paid on time deposits. Safe
deposit boxes for rent.
152 North Spring Street Interest paid on deposits
DIRECTORS:—J. H. Braly. J. M. Elliott. H. Jevne, Frank A Qibeon, SunOS Males.
W. D. Woolwine, W. C. Patterson. Safe Deposit Boxes For Rest.
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Ellis, Stockton and Market Street*
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136 Commercial Street, Los Angeles, Cat
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San Francisco.
European Flea.
HOTEL GREEN—J. H. Holmes, manager,
HOTEL ARCADIA—Santa Monloa, 8.
Rheinhart proprietor.
ond streets, Los Angeles.
HOTEL RAMON A —Spring and Third
streets, Los Angeles.
ABBOT9FORD INN—Corner Eighth aad
Hope streets, Los Angeles.
HOTEL PORTLAND—444 South Spring
street, Los Angeles.
ican and European plan.
Cochrane, proprietor.
THE ROWELL—Main and Ninth streets,
Riverside; E. J. Davis, proprietor.
HOTEL CARLTON—I3 to 27 East Colo
rado street, Pasadena.
Una Island.
prietor; Fourth and C sts., San Diego.
ner Sixth and Pearl sts.; F. A Urban,
Junction of Main, Spring and Temple sts.,
_ (Temple block), Los Angeles.
Capital paid up JIOO.OOO
Officers and directors: T. L. Duque,
President: I. N. Van Nuys. Vice-President;
B. V. Duque, Cashier; H. W. Hellman,
Kaspare Kohn, H. W. O'Melveny, J. B.
Lankershim, O. T. Johnson, Abe Haas, W.
G. Kedckhoff.
Money loaned on real estate. Interest
paid on term and ordinary deposits.
230 N. Main St.
J.E. Plater, Pres.; H.W. Hellman. V-Prea.!
W. M. Caswell, Cashier.
Directors—l. W. Hellman, J. E. Plater,
H. W. Hellman. L W. Hellman, Jr.. W.
"M Caswell.
interest paid on deposits. Money to loan
on first-class real estate.

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