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The St. Patrick's Day
Crowd Left Emeryville
With Money.
The Burns & Waterhouse Entry
Candelaria Given a
Rey del Tierra Scored at OJds of 50
to I— A Number of Tumbles
ia the Hurdle Event.
St. Patrick's day attracted only a trifle
iftrger crowd than usual at the Emeryville
•.rack yesierday. Green ones in the bet
ing did not cut a very wide swath, as five
of the six favorites tapped the wire first.
Rey dti Tierra furnished the surprise,
capturing the tilth race at odds of 50 to 1.
The Golden Gate handicap over seven
and a ha!! furlongs was a languid affair,
though it did prove profitable for Burns
& Waterhouse, which firm has experi
enced more ttian ordinary luck at the
u-*cic across the bay. They scratched
Casper, "thrown in with a catch, 1 ' and
started Candelaria.
The colt was backed down from twos to
6 td 5. ana after being cut off a couple of
times defeated Scarf Pin with ease, stiil
further illustrating the saying, "To him
who bath snail be given," but to the poor
owner who possesses not he snail go broke.
Lincoln II peeked in for the short end.
Ed Purser, away up at the scene of Cor
batt's downfall, womd probably weep bit
ter tears of anguish as he learned of the
victory of his Rey del Tirra. The colt
started at odds 01 40 and 50 to 1 in the
mile run that was fifth on ihe card, and
always having the Sooting over the second
choice. Stentor, which Kept him company
well into the stretch, won easily from the
favorite, Colonel Wheeler. Tne recent
performances of the horse had been very
poor, and be was almost entirely over
looked in the betting.
McNaughton & Muir shot out the favor
ite for the first event at six furlongs in
Cavailo, which receded in the betting from
7t05t09 to 5. He killed off the gray filly
Reel and won ridden out at the end two
lengths before the fast-coming Widow
Jockey Felix Carr captured another
parse with, his good sprinter Montgomery
in the second event decided, also over six
furlongs, under selling conditions. The
Hanover gelding was a 3 to 5 favorite in
t. c ring, and having Mainstay beaten at
the head of the stretch, won with little to
spare, less than two lengths in front of
Hazard, a 7 to 1 chance.
Another favorite went through in the
iix-furiong dash that followed. Dun boy,
with R laom up, went to the post an
even-money favorite, and after cutting
out the pace almost from the jump won
easily from Hohenzollern. the second
cnoice, in 1:16. Roselle, alsto 1 shot, se
cured the show.
Mishaps were numerous in the handicap
hurdle event,. over one mile and a quarter,
Thlee Forks, J O C, Rob Roy, Silverado
and Tortoni all giving their riders bad
spills. Flashlight, carryine all the wise
coin a£ oads of 8 to 5, eventually won
easily from Tuxedo, against whom the
ring laid 9 to 1.
Eddie Jones, who had the mount on
Rosalbra, was fined $100 by the judges for
not persevering with the chestnut colt.
Seventeen bookmakers cut in yesterday.
Colonel R. W. Pate, heavily interested
in racing enterprises in tne City of Mexico,
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB. Oakland Racetrack, Wednesday, March 17. Sixtieth Day
of the Winter Meeting. 1 896-97. Weather fine. Track fast.
Horw». weleht.
V* ■
l ii
5 y 8
3 h
2 2
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6&6 k'availo 105
VOO Widow Jones;.... 108
697 Reel..: 107
Scarborough 112
58J Ezeklel 112
686. Lena...... ........107
673 Inglealde 109
699 swei zer 99
699 ' Ked F0rk......... 97
686 Defender ....112
. 701 FlddieDee Dee... 97
700* Greenleaf.. ......112
699' ! Yerbaßueiio 91
; h .
3 1/3
1 2
•i 1
6 4 I
7 6
10 10
|H. Martin
(i. Wllioh
v cKenua
Good s art. Won cleverly. Winner, HcNaughtoa «fe iluir's b c, by imp. Cavalier-Leu a Oliver
ne, 1:16. .
Op. Cl.
Horse, age, welßht. j
(65?.) Montgomery. 4.. 102
705 .Haz«ia. 4 ....10a
697* Mainstay. 5... 108
H97 'Kicarslo, 6.V......105
606 LaFlecha.4 100 i
681 K "adrunner. 6...108.
710 CnaQna Amo, 4.100
679 Coda. 4... ........ 100
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1 Va
4 h
6 .
1 1
4 2
2 3
1 2
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:H. Mar:in
Hi-iiii" ssy
4-5 3-5
I 5 7
6-2 3
20 60
20 60
80 150
60 100.
30 40
J. .Shields
Clan-son ......... I
Good siart.
Wod easily. Winner, F. Carr & lo.'i eh. g., by Hanover- Blessing. Time, 1:16%
yi j THIKI> JiACJt— Three-quarters of a
jmrse f 300.
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670 Dunb3y.^:.'-"-';:.'.l(
.. Hoh«-nzollern — 1
681 : R05e1ie...........1'
691 Naranja.. ........ II
701 K0«*1bra. .....V.~1l
701 Taiitre... ....It
641 s po'y -i:
701 F»nny 5. ....::.. :1(
Tara.-it0.... 1"
673 be vaunt ion ,i
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K. J0ne5........
H. Martin......
Thompson.. ...
M. Bergen
Good start. Won handily.
Winner. Lone stage's eh. g., by imp. Loy alls: -Spray. Time, 1 :16i4.
7l c fuuktu kack— Fif een-slxieentns of a
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handicap: pursj »10lH).
Horse, age, weight.
' % .
(386) CaiiJelHiiu, 3 II
6H4 Scurf I'ln, 3 . . !
695 Lincoln 11, | li
(67 ! >)i Lobpnicula. 5 '
089 j InstaUutor, 5 V
(540) i California. S 1
706 iTrappean. 4
i i
! 3
! \
. 2h
1 IV.
6 2
! 31
6 ii
2 3
7 n
6 1/4
a -i
6 3
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8 1
; 7
3 1
4 1
6 2
2 h
4 1
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6 10
11. Mar: in
' 4
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Inoiii .............
Kraw1ey. ........
Oood start. Won tiandily. Winner, Burns <t Waterhouse'a b. c by
time. 1:34 y%.
716. ruTH
Horse, Mte, weight. »t.
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6 2
4 1
6 2
j V& j H
7 i ID ; 22
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700 I
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Key den i.rra, 3.101, 1; 1 i/ 3 I
Col. Wheeler, a... 105 4 I 2V a I
Don Clarencio, 3.. 99 I 6 2
Lost Girl. 3.......10U 2 ; 4 1
Mentor. :<r. ...... 1ua 6 , 6 2
Charlemagne, 3.. S5 6 I 31
l.upula. ......-' H9 1 7 1 7
2 1
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- 4 45* I
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; J0ne5.... ;..... V.: :
Ulauson.... .-.'..
K. 150 m ..........
H. Martin ......
23 30
1 7-h
15 40
' 6 4
17-5 8-5
, BM 60
I 40 160
Good start.
1 :43.
rt'un clever y.
c, by Prince of .Norfo k-Eda. Time 1
I nCtx.
(698) j
698 !
658 ;
'.600 I
69 •<
Flashlight, 5...... 1
Tuxedo, 6.:..:....1;
, Kedtlfngton. 4..:.1 i
Dick O'Malley, 6.1:
1 Zaraf<>zit, ».;...:.ll
Auteuil. ft.......V.1'
EsDeranc<*. tt'.'.V. 1'
Malo Dlabo. 5...
Rob Roy. a;.*::. 1]
Three Forks, 6.-.l'
Silverado, ft....... II
Tortoni. 6 1!
JO C. 5. .:........ i:
Horse, »ge. weight.
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roll !
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2n !
6 lv
6 10
7 1
1 8
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5 20
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s /4 .*&•' Fin.
110 1 10 18
2 5 28 a 8 I
34 35 3 1
46 410 4 15'
6 6 610 510
6 6 6 10
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M aynaid...........
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Kinn-y ..'..'....'...,
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HenDessy .■..:.:..;.
McDonald .:.......
W1ikin5..... ;....;.
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Good atari Won easily. Winner, Farfar A Tuberville's b. h., by Surinam- Laura Winston. Time,
was a spectator at the track yesterday.
Colonel Pate gays the game is in a flour
ishing condition in that country, but there
is a noticeable scarcity of horses. Articus
recently won a six-furlong dasfc, but next
time out was beaten at a mile.
.Following are to-day's entries:
First race, eleven-sixteenths of a mile, selling.
706 Billy Ayres..:. 108 705 Tim Murphy . ..108
705 Knctn0... ...... 107 710 Amelia tonso.. lOi
651 Major C00k,. ..108 387 Dr. McAllister. lt>B
697 T0an0.. ...... 108 653.Znm10ck........108
685 Monitor 104 681 Jack Martin.... 104
415 Gold Bug. 108 685 sea 5pray. .....108
678 Candor 106 887 spry .Lark 102
t>Bs Miss Ross 102 685 Sir Kichard.. . .111
072 Blue 8e11e.... .106
Second race, three-quarters of a mile, selling. '
686 Fort Augustus 102 (7oi)St. Distaff. 105
711 Rlenzi 105 705 Mercutio .......1 iO
699 C0gent. ........105 711 Nebula ........ .105
655 I). J. Tobin....lo7i(7oo)Alt«max 110
715 Ko3elle ....... 107 624 Quantrell.,.\...los
Third race, one mile. :
692 Baron 1011 260 Little Flush G.. 101
706 5001adu1n....;..101 1 697 imp. Disparity. 99
706 T0bey. ...... 101 .... Sir Edward... 104
628 Leonville ......101 706 Tar and Tartar.lol
705 Una Colorado. .lll 68H Devau1t........ 110
700 Huntsman. 101 706 IkeJL..... 104
603 Peter II ....... 109
Fourth race, one and a sixteenth miles.
689 Seine Clicquot. 100 689 Salvation 109
t97 Cabrillo 109 (7lo)ta»h Car. ...... 114
630 Imp. Ivy 104 688 Ad Spreckels...lO7
Firth race, seven-eighths of a mile, selling.*. .
708 Claudiana .84 464 Let Me See 95
699 Argestes. 84 69H Zylpha. 104
606 La tleclia 100 78. Apia 89
086 Laura 8urt..... 90 693 Mary Sieves... 95
6UI Fullerton Lass. lo6 681 Joan.... 100
(708)Qrand«'Zla...... 89 .... Slntalto. 103
669 Heartsease..... 100 692 Josephine. 107
. Sixth race, thirteen-sixteenth* of a mile, selling.
69.4 Lucretiaßorgia. 95 711 Pollock 102
695 Thelma. 98 70'J San .Marco 110
705 Caliente 100 645 Mtdlo ....102
700 Peril.. 98 689 Geo. Miller 114
697 McLight. 113 703 Logan 109
(697)AppIause 108 683 Morven 10j
(705) Howard 107 6i9 Detective....... 100
bIQ Uatsuma. 110 -
First race— Toano, Tim Murphy, Major
Second race— Altamax, Bienzl, Mer
Third race— Baron, Peter 11, Pis
Fourth race— Ca»h Day, Salvation,
Ivy. *
Fifth race — Grandecia, Claudiana,
Fullerton lass.
Sixth race— Satauma, Midlo, George
Exciting Political Scheme in Which
McCaliagh figured.
"When David R. Francis, now Secretary
of the Interior, was a candidate for Gov
ernor of Missouri, his friends succeeded in
using the Globe-Democrat to further his
ohances of election. Editor McCullagh
had turned on "Our Dave," as the Secre
tary is known in St. Louis, with his short
paragraphs with telling effect, and Francis'
friends got together and concocted a
scheme to offset the editorial work of the
paper. They wrote out a display adver
tisement and at a late hour of the Satur
day morning immediately preceding the
election of 1888 took it to the counting
room of the Globe-Democrat. The clerk
on duty gave the copy a casual looking
over and wiihout a word accepted it. It
occupied a full pace and at length and in
glowing terms set ,'orth the "great busi
ness capacity and eminent, qualifications
of Mr. Francis to occupy the guberna
torial chair of Missouri."
That advertisement caused the bigeest
row ever witnessed in a newspaper office
in St. Louis. When Editor M«Cuiiagh
found what bad been done he ra™ed and
stormed for a week. The last mail had
distributed the paper all over Missouri be
fore McCullagh bad his attention called
to it. He left his quarters at the Southern
Hotel on a trot. Reaching the corner of
Fourth and Pine street-", he found the
streets and the office of the Globe-Demo
crat jam me. i with people, who were
clamoring to stop their subscriptions.
■MrCulla-'h had riilod a column on the
editorial page with "squibs" stronply op
posing Francis, and advocating the Re
publican nominee, but the big display of
Francis 1 friends was the first thing seen
on opening the paper.
Mr. McCullagh at once issued an extra,
in which be deprecated the oversight by
which the advertisement hud found its
way into the paper, but it wns some time
before the Globe- Democrat office recovered
its equilibrium.— Cmcago Record.
The Poet Says It Is a Great
Disgrace to the Sage
brush State.
When His New Volume Is Pub
lished He Will Write No

Thankful He Is the Kit Carson of
the Border— A3hamed of Prize
fight Newspapers.
Joaquin Miller, the poet of the Sierras,
with his touseied mane all allare by the
£md of Market street, walked Into the
Palace Hotel yesterday after a long
absence in the East.
He had come to call on hia old friend,
JOAQUIN MILLER, Who Says He Will Soon Abandon Writing.
! Mrs. Howard Coit, of whose illness he had
just heard at his home, "The Heights,"
where ho arrived quietly a few days ago.
Mr. Miller had the manuscript and
proofs of his new book in his pocket. He
talked of the book and other thines in bis
! usual characteristic and interesting way.
Before he got through he delivered him
self of a few opinions regarding literary
work on the Pacific Coast, and said some
snappy things about the attitude in which
Nevada has put herself. He also alluded
briefly to his pleasant visit East.
"I have the proofs of my new work with
me here," said the poet. "I have just been
around to see my publisher. Tha book
will be out in thirty days. It is to be a
compilation of all my poems that 1 con
sider worth publishing, and will have
some simple title like 'Joaquin Miller's
Poems. 1 When I get out this book 1 shall
quit writing forever and go to work. 1
will go back to 'Tne Heights' and dig in
the ground. I am through writing for
good. 1 have piped to the people here
and they hare not danced. Tney have
laughed while I have cried. I am not com
plaining; lam satisfied.
"Bat 1 am thankful that I bare been
the Kit Carson if not the Fremont of the
remote border literature. 1 came back
from the East with a great deal of strength
and con ful once. The East was magnifi
cent, from the new President down to the
Governor of my native State, Indiana,
and while they were good to me they
were greater to the greater West.
"I think we may as well get our prize
fights ar..l newspaper chin-chins done
with. It ought to be enough for us to
know they will not hare the prize- lights in
the States, and they will not have these
low assaults on our justices of the courts
and our legislators, to know what we
oughtto do here.
"We ought to first civilize ourselves
before asking great civilization to emigrate
this way, for we are truly the most civil
ized people and the strongest in the world.
But we let ourselves be sidetracked by a
Nevada prize-flgnt. or an Oakland strike,
or a ban Francisco newspaper row.
"Alt I have to say is go ahead — that's
all California has to do — and don't be side
tracked. The Eastern States are willing
to come to us when we are willing to be
quiet and be great, and do what is in us to
do. And that is mighty great, my son.
We were born vastly bigger than the East.
"I have been many months away. I
was born an observer, and my trade as a
scribe fcr a quarter of a century hi»s com
pelled me. to observe. I have this for
California to say:
"Go ahead, go ahead, go ahead.
Don't be sidetracked. Be ashamed of
this prize-%ht show and prize-fight
people and prize-light newspapers.
The dirty thing haa cost California
five years of her life. I am talking
now from the heart of this Republic— from
the good big men in the heart of the
"lam ashamed of Nevada and 1 think
the best Oalifornians and the best Oregon
ians are ashamed of Nevada.
"It is much to know, however, that
California has not made a rope-ring of
herself or a bull.tigbt arena and she would
do well enough to say this much at least
for herself.
"As lor ex-Senator John J. IngalU I
was goins to say I never heard of him,
but I remember I have. He's from Kan
sas and is a big grasshopper. He's the
biggest grasshopper there. That's
enough. You might say, my son, there
have been three big ones there — John
Brown, Senator Dorsey and In trails, but
the last is the biggast grasshopper. TDitt's
all, my son, good-by."
Speed Finished in Front in the Final of
the Day.
There was a good attendance at the In
gleside Coursing Park yesterday and some
excellent form was seen. In the run-down
the results were as follows:
Vida Shaw beat Kangaroo; Sir John Arnot
beat Dan C; Sauta Aleciabeat Snowbird; Lady
Fitzxerald beat Wnite Cloud; Mimosa beat
Lady Campbell; Gold Dust beat Alameda;
Swinnertou beat Varnish; Belle of Moscow
beai Olden \Y ; Grace Darling beat Master Rah ;
Beatrice beat Grace S; Hazel beat Blue Rock;
St. Cloud beat Sarcastic; Said Pasha beat
White Lily; Temescal Ranger beat Red Light;
Mercy May beat Donald; Myrtle beat Yankee
Doodle; Hercules beat Jenny Lind; Jimmy
Rix beat Lead On ; Speed beat Bobolink; Uncle
Sam beat Waratau; Fireball beat Border Val
eutinc; Ormoude beat Kitty Uuba.
First ties— Vida Shaw beat Sr John Arnot,
Santa Alecia beat Lady Fitz, Gold Dusi beat
Mimosa. Swiunerton beat Belle of Moscow,
Grace Darling beat Beatrice, St. Cloud beat
Hazel, Said Pasha beat Red Light, Myrtle beat
Mercy May, Hercules beat Jimmy Rix, Speed
beat Fireball.
Second ties— Santa Alecia beat Vida Shaw,
Gold Dust beat Swinnertbn, Grace Darling beat
St. Cloud, Said Pashu beat Myrtle, Speed beat
Hercules, Ormonde a bye.
Third ties— Gold Dust beat Santa Alecia,
Grace Darling beat Said Pasha, Speed beat
Fourth ties— Grace Darling beat Gold Dust,
Speed a bye.
Final— Speed bent Grace Darling.
!■;. J. Baldwin Arrested.
E. J. Baldwin was arrested yesterday on the
complaint of the Street Department for not
complying with the ordinance requiring him
to protect his property on Webster street by a
proper bulkhead. He was released by Judge
Campbell 011 his own recognizance.
The Associated Improvement
Clvb 3 Grapple With Num
erous Questions.
Tbe High* Hit Ordinance and the
Pound L raits Discussed at
The usual bi-monthly .neeting of the
Associated Improvement Clubs was held
last night at B'nai B'rith Hall.
Little if anything was done by the club
in the line of advocating City improve
ments, other than a 1 engthy discussion on
the pound limits and the suppressing of
the bie-hat nuisance in theaters as pro
posed by Supervisor Rottanzi's ordinance.
The delegates from the Fairmount Club
requested the aid of the club in getting
Chencry street improved. The mutter
was turned over to the street committee,
with instructions to aid the members
from Fairmount.
The extension of the pound limits along
the following boundary evoked consider
able discussion:
Commencing at the intersection of D nnd
Sin n > an streets, along Stanyan street to Fred
erick', ttlong ivrederlck to First aveuoe, along
First avenue to H street, along H street to
Sixteenth avenue, along Sixteenth svouue to
the Ocean House road, along Ocean House
road to Mission road, lo Amazon avenue, to
Munich street, to Frances avenue, to La Grande
avenue, to Visitacion, to Mononganela street,
to San Bruno avenue, lo CorUaud avenue.
This was amended on the motion of
Delegate Morris from the Sunset Club that
all that portion south of the park be
omitted from the proposed limits. This
was adopted, much to the satisfaction of
the Sunset Club.
Tbe by-laws were amended, by which
the club will in the future hold monthly
instead of bi-montnly meetings, on tbe
first Wednesday evoning of each month.
Henry S. Martin, Oscar Boldemann and
Charles de Garao Gray, from the carnival
committee, were admitted for the purpose
of asking the 00-operation of the club in
the coming May carnival.
Mr. Gray acted as spokesman for tbe
committee and in a lucid speech informed
the members of what the committee has
deeded to have done in council next
week, and in conclusion asked for finan
cial aid.
The request was referred to the carnival
committee: L. H. Kobn, Leon Samuels,
A. J. Fritz, C. W. Marks, I. hchwartz ana
Charles Alpers.
To Lecture on Greece.
This evening at 8 o'clock Rev. Haskett
Smith will give his last lecture in the special
course at the association auditorium. Mason
and Ellis streets, on "Crete and the Isles of
Greece." He will treat particularly on the
present situation of that couutry and wi 1
illustrate hi» lecture by several dissolving
views taken by himself wnile visiting Greece.
More than 2000 people mysteriously dis
appear from London every year and are
never heard of a^ain.
The fac-Blmile y^F w 011^67^ wrapper
signature of Qut//%f4tfcMte of CASTOEIA.
Report of Chemist Wenzell
of the Board of
The Department Alarmed Over
the Spread of Contagious
A Conference on Pur-F ol Subjects
Is to Be Held To morrow
Buying jelly is like buying lottery tick
ets tbeao days. You "pays your money
and takes your choice," but it is about a
3 to 1 shot that you don't get what you
pay for, no matter what your choice may
be. If currant jelly is what you want you
may get a mixture of apple and currant
jelly, or it may be apple jelly and starch
colored with aniline dye, or again it may
have coal-tar color* and acetic acid mixed
in. Chemist Wenzell of the Board of
Health has been delving into the mys
teries of currant jellies for a month past
and the result of his labors was made
known at the meeting of the board yes
He analyzed thirty-three samples pur
chased at* groceries in various parts of
town, and of these only nine were found
to be pure. Ten were found to be adul
terated so ac to be dangerous as food,
fourteen were not currant jelly but mix
tures of the product of the currant and
apple jelly, and one too much decom
posed to tell wnat it was.
Tbe result, of bis investigations will
probably be the arrest of the men who
sold the goods for violating the pure* food
The board is again very much alarmed
over the spread of contagious diseases,
and will redouble its efforts to check them.
Dr. Williamson, chairman of the commit
tee on epidemics ana contagious diseases,
rendered a report in which he stated that
measles was epidemic in all parts of the
City except on Telegraph and Russian
hills, and that 781 cases had been reported
during February, with six deaths.
There were thirteen cases of diphtheria,
with three deaths, nine of typhoid fever,
with two deaths, and nine of scarlatina,
with no deaths.
The committee further stated that diph
theria was spreading* twenty cases with
eight deaths having occurred since the
lsi inst., with half the month yet to hear
The committee urged that the board
take some measures to compel physicians
to report cases of tuberculosis, stating that
the doctors were neglecting to comply
with the law.
On the recommendation of the Health
Officer the following buildings were or
dered vacated until they can be placed in
Mtnuary condition: 17 and 19 Washington
alley ; 1000, 1002, 1004 ana 1006 Dapont
street; buildings on the southerly line of
Bartlett, between Pacific street and Bart
leu alley; «out east corner of Bartlett
alley and Pacific street ; 910, 912, 914, 916
and 918 Kcarny street. The report was
adopted. The same course was taken
with a corral situated between N and P
streets and Twelfth and Thirteenth
avenues. A nuisance was declared to ex
ist in a vacant lot on the northeast corner
of P street south and Thirteenth avenue
The board appointed Patrick Lydon an
assistant launury inspector and J. Kelly
an ambulance driver, each at a salary of
$75 per month.
Drs. Morse, Hart and Fitzgibbon were
appointed a committee to see the Auditor
to try to induce that official to audit bills
amountinc to $299 30 contracted by the
Health Officer, secretary and Attorney
Reinstein, who is not connected with the
board in an official capacity, while lobby
ing Board of Health bills through the
A resolution was passed calling! a con
ference for to-morrow evening at 8:30 of
the Pure Food Committee of the Council
of Aasociaied Industries and representa
tives oi the Merchants' Association,
Chamber of Commerce, Manufacturers'
and Producers' Association, San Francisco
Fruit Exchange, State Board of Trade,
San Francisco Prodnce Exchange, Me
chanics' Institute, State Development
Committee and San Francisco Board of
It Will Be Held on the Last Friday
In April, In the Morning.
An important conference of the board of
directors of the Manufacturers' and Pro
ducers' Association with the pure food
committed of the Council of Associated
Inaustnes, was held last evening in the
Mills building. The purpose was to fix
the time and place for holding the pure
food convention which has been called by
the association named. It was decided
to hold the convention on the last Friday
in April, at 10 o'clock, in the Chamber of
Commeice Hull, it the hall can be ob
The following committees were selected :
Subjects and speakers, B. W. Rowley, M.
J. Keller and L. K. Mead; publications,
J. A. Filcher, J. W. Kerrand A. Sbarboro;
invitation and correspondence, Isador
Jacobs, Cnerles R. Allen and W. F. Bow
ers; transporter:, Julian Sonntag, the
chairman, who will act with the foregoing
committees, which were given full power
to act.
•An invitation from the Board of Health
was read in which it stated that all the
leading associations of the City will meet
in the board rooms in the City Hall on
next Friday even in ir and requesting the
association to send representatives. The
subject of enforcing the pure-food or
dinance will then be discussed.
President Sonntag stated that there
is one of the associations that is endeavor
ing to have the prosecution of such cases
postponed thirty or forty days, so that
those who are now violating the law may
have a chance to dispose of their stock of
adulterated good-. That body asserts
that a speedy prosecution of those cases
wonld work a bardsnip on the dealers.
1-ador Jacobs said that the purpose of the
proposed delay is to let the dealers relabel
their goods, so that the public may not
know the contents of packages. It was de
cided that the entire board of directors
should be at the Board of Health's meet-
Mr. Sonntag brought up the matter of
the petition presented, or to he presented,
to the Supervisors, asking that the rail
road ticket- scalpers' ordinance, granting
n license to curry on that business, be re
vokud. lie said that the railroad com
puny will reiuse to grant special rates to
excursionists to the carnival of the .Go. den
Gate and Christian Endeavor convention
it' the scalpers are permitted to operate in
the railroad's concession. It was decided
to authorize Mr. Soniitug to sign the peti
tion for the two bodies asking the Super
visors to at least temporarily revoke the
scalpers' license ordinance. These licenses
will expire on April 1, and they shoulu
not be renewed, was the expression of
those present.
A Carpenter Kobbed.
Mary Smith, 9 Quincy place, was arrested
last night by Detectives Reynolds and Gibson
on the charge of grand larceny. She 1b ac
cused by J. F. McDonald, a carpenter, of rob
bing him of $140 Monday night while he was
asleep iv her place.
Practice Before a Mirror Did Wonders
for an Awkward Girl.
Every woman of society desires to be
graceful on all occasions, but many find it
extremely difficult to master tbe art,
while many are compelled to acknowledge
the impossibility of accomplishing the
task. One woman who was far from
graceful by natural gift, but who over
came all obstacles to the attainment of tbe
coveted faculty, tells how she did it.
"All through my girlhood," she says, "my
mother lectured me on ray manifold awk
wardness. My wait, my carriage, my sit
ting down and standing up were a series
of angular movements simply intolerable
to her artistic nature. But it never ap
peared to me that I could help it. I was
'made that way,' and bowcould I change?
"Well, one day I chanced to read of an
actress who always studied her pans before
a full-length mirror, in order to be sure
that her gestures were graceful. It caugbt
my attention in some way, and 1 thought
of it many times in the next few days. At
last I came to a deliberate resolution that
I would adopt her plan and see what
would come of it. Thereafter all my spare
boura were passed in tbe drawing-room,
where there was a large pier glass. I took
my books there to read, and chose an old
fashioned armchair to sit in. At first I
merely looked at my reflection alter 1 was
seated, and actually blushed at its un
gainly angles. Then I observed the figure,
approaching the mirror in short, jerky
steps, and blushed again, until I was as
dissatisfied with myself as my poor
mamma, and became absorbed in my en
deavor to improve. I studied pictures and
copied their attitudes as closely as I could.
When I went to the theater 1 gave earnest
attention to tbe movements of the
actresses, and when I went home tried to
imitate them.
"I am afraid that all this sounds as if I
had developed into a most self-conscious
prig and poseuse, but I can acquit myself
of any such feeling. I was studying grace
of motion as one might study drawing,
and with no more egotism, but, indeed,
most humble self-depreciation. I prac
ticed standing until I Jearned to correct
tbe faults so clearly visible in that inspir
ing glass, until my limp spinal-column
acquired t-eli-reliaiu c and firmness ana the
protruded chin drew back into line. I
practiced walking on the line suggested
by a mere chance sentence in a novel,
'She walked with rather long, raythnric
steps as it to music,' and studied the dif
ferent rhythms until I found one that
seemed to me most graceful." — Chicago
Some of the Hardships Kndured by Sail
ors in the Times I,ong Ago.
Keelhauling was a method of naval dis
cipline particularly in vogue with the
Dutch navy, for as Van Tromp swept the
Channel with a broom at the masthead,
his countrymen sometimes used human
sweepers unaer their keels. In large
square-rigged vessels the victim was lashed
to a spar and had iron weights secured to
his feet; spans were secured to this spar
and lines were led from it to the main
yard. When all was ready the culprit was
swayed up to the mainyard, dropped into
the sea and hauled under the ship to the
other side.
Here is the way Marryat describes its
oneration in that small cutter where
Smallboaes suffered, and Snarleyow was
thought to be a dogfiend : "This ingenious
process," he write?, "i» nothing more nor
less than scudding a poor navigator on a
voyage of discovery under the bottom of
the vessel, lowering him down over the
bows and with the ropes retaining him
ex. ctly in his position under the keelson,
white he is drawn aft by a hauling line
until he makes his appearance at the
rudder-chains, generally speaking quite
out of breath, not at the rapidity oi his
motion, because when so long under the
water he had expended all the breath in
his body ;md induced to take salt water in
lieu. • • *
"In the days of keelhauling, the bot
toms of vessels were not coppered, and in
consequence were all studded with & spe
cies of shellfish called barnacles, which
attached themselves, and as these shells
were all open-monthed and with sharp,
cutting points, those who underwent this
punishment (for they were made to hug
the keelson of the vessel by the ropes at
each side fastened to their arms) w-re cut
and scored all over the body, as if with so
many lancets, generally coming up bleed
ing in every part. But this was consid
ered rather advantageous than otherwise,
as the loss of blood restored the patient if
he was not quite drowned, and the con
sequence was that one out of three, it is
said, have been known to recover after
their submarine excursion."
No words can add to this weird descrip
tion of a very old and hearty sea way of
murdering. All the officers of juniorand
raiddta rank, and all the men, whether
volunteered, shanghaied or pressed, were
systematically underpaid and robbed. —
Harper's Weekly.
General Porter's Story of Grant.
General Horace Porter, in the January
Century, tells this anecdote of General
Grant: "A drum corps in passing caught
sight of the general, and at once struck up
a then popular negro camp-meeting air.
Everyone began to laugh and Rawlins
cried: 'Good for the drummers!' "What's
the fun?' inquired the general. 'Wny,'
was the reply, 'they are playing, "Ain't I
glad to get out of de wilderness!" The
general smiled at the ready wit of the
musicians and said: 'Well, with me a
musical joke always requires explanation.
I know only two tune-. One is "Yankea
Doodle" and the other isn't.' " The late
George W. Childs in his autobiography
tells the climax of this story in a some
what different form. He heard it from
Grant some years after he had become
celebrated, and by that time the general
was acctistomed to shy that the only tunes
he knew were two: "One is 'Hail to the
Chiel' and the other isn't.' General
Porter's reminiscence shows that Grant
probably originated this pleasantry at an
early age, and carried it through life,
adapting It to circumstances as he moved
from obscurity to fame.
The late Sir Isaac Pitman once said that
only one person in eight who professes to
write shorthand can transcribe 'iis notes.
jrrw to-sat:
Never asked our price on Shoes—
So you don't know what good
Shoes we sell for little money.
Child's Fine Vici Kid. button, coin toe
an i lip. sizes 6 to 7' j, the regular
91 25 kind. This we«k $1.00
t-izei Bto 10 V 2 , regular $1 50. 'lhis
week Sl.lO
Misses' Fine Vici Kid But on, coin toe
and tip, sizes 11 to 2, regular price
$175. 1 his week f1.30
738-740 Market St.
Carry a Full lino or Buckingham
& Hecht's Kiiu' Shoes.
The Knights of Honor Elect
Him to Hold Two
Legislation Keeps Members Busy
. During tbe Last Day's
Resolution. Adopted Thaakin? "The
Call" for Elficient Chronicling
cf the Work Done
Tbe Grand Lodge of the Knights of
Honor held its second and last day's ses
sion yesterday. In. order to complete tbe
work outlined it was found necessary to
boll an evening session.
Tbe principal work of the d^y consisted
in tbe election of officer?. After spirited
contests lor the various positions, the fol
lowing were elected fot the ensuing term :
Graud dictator. P. L. Archibald (re-elected);
grand vice-dictator, W. J. Thomson: grand
assistant dictator, Thomas Learned; gra.id re
porter, Thomas Johnstone; grand treasurer, F.
N, Zehfuss; grand chaplain, J. L. Orr; grand
guide, F. Raabe; grand guardian, H. 1. Far
rier; grand sentinel. W. 8. Lane; grand
trustees: George W. Lamont, George J. Vin
cent, J. H. McDonald; supreme representa
tives: C. F. Curry, J. W. Rourte; alternates:
C. E. Garthorne, w. W. Morrison.
Among tboae elected County Clerk
Curry was honored as tbe only man se
lected on the first ballot. He was nomi
nated by Judg* John A. Carroil. A reso
lution was also adopted creating him
grand past dictator.
It was recommended to the Supreme
Lodge that tbe official paper be sent regu
larly to every member of the order.
The per capita taz for the ensuing year
was fixed at $L 25.
The last act of the session was to intro
duce a resolution thanking The Call lor
tbe amount of space it ad seen fit to de
vote to tbe work done by the organiza
tion. Tbe resolution was adopted unan
Some of the Reaanna for Moving Given
by Dissatisfied Tenants.
Draughty room*, smoky chimneys, high
rents and ghosts are classical reasons for
giving up occupancies, but the same can
hardly be said of the excuses made by
many people who develop a desire to get
out of their holdings.
A man who has bad thelettingof houses
for twenty years recently recounted a few
of his experiences in connection with this
phase of his occupation, and a selection
of them may prove interesiing reading to
"I can't stand it any longer," was the
remark of a man who came with his no
tice in his hand. "The people in the next
house live on bloaters 1 It's herrings for
breakfust, herrines for dinner and her
rings for tea, and we find it impossible to
open a door or a window for the odor that
emanates from them. It permeates every
room in the house, and all our belongings
smell of it. I'll have no more of the
wretched thing; so you can look out for
another tenant 1"
I. was qu>te a different reason that a
lady had lor quitting a tenement that she
had occupied for three years and a half.
At the back of the house she rented was a
lawn, adorned %vith flower-bed and an
arbor, which formed a delightful retreat
on a summer's afternoon. Here the lady
spent many a pleasant half hour, and
would have done so again, but that her
peace of mind had been rudely disturbed
by a neighbor, who, developing a sudden
hobby, erec:eU an apiary in his garden,
and devoted himself enthusiastically to
the manufacture of honey. An occasional
swarm of bees round the lady's ears, just
as was in the middle of a siesta, was
more than she cared for, hence her deter
mination to j.o.
It is not an unusual thing for a person
to give up a dwelling in consequence of
its contiguity to a public house, but to
leave one for the exactly opposite reason
is a much rarer occurrence. Such, how
ever, was the motive assigned by an arti
san for getting out ol his cottage. "It's
like this," he said, in explanation. "I
never keep beer in the bouse; it gets flat
and unprofitable under the parlor stairs.
I like my ale fresh drawn and served up
in something like condition, and a find
the public's the place to get this. Now,
there isn't a licensed house within a quar
ter of a mile where I live, and 440 yards
(except for a sprinter) is too far to fetch a
pint o' dinner Deer before the potatoes
get cold. You can put my shanty on the
'To Let 1 lifct."
Superstitious tenants are people that the
house agent has to reckon with. A newly
developed district on the borders of a
provincial town was lately taken in band
by the local autnority and the houses
numbered. A tenant whose house got the
number "13" went in hot haste to the
agent with a notice to quit, being sure, he
said, that ill luck would be his portion if
he .stayed. In similar manner another
nervous one gave up a hou-e because for
three nights in succession he heard the
"whoo-whoo" of a luckless owl in some
trees near by.
A facetious tenant wound up his quit
notice with the following laconic sen
tence: "The doors won't shut and the
windows won'topen; the fires won't draw
up and the blinds won't draw down ; the
water won't turn on and the gas won s
turn off; the rooms are too small and the
cracks in the walls too large; the rent is
too high and my income too low."
. There is little in the giving up of a
house to call forth p r etic feeling and sen
timen'. but a tenant ones accompanied
his notice to leave witti the subjoined
The best of friends must part; 'tis ever so;
Your house and J are friends, and 1 content,
Tht-n why not stay ? you nrge. "Ite this: although
I like your house 1 do not like your rent!
— LondOD J iil-Hits.
You don't know how very low we
are selling them th is week. Come ;
. "in. The prices will surprise you. . ;
■ •■•■: - --■■■■ : -s rr 7~ rmm T~ mm -\ - -. \. - . ■ .. ■
, Boys' Fine Veal C'a'f ' Lace , Shoes, sizes
11 to IVa. regular |17S.'; This weeic.s].2O.
1 _... ■ r ■„ - -,-.. L '■> .,;.-. l> — — — 4 '.: ■>';■-. -. rs ■■ ■ i
Men's Satin Calf Lace or Congress, regu- . ' •
lar price $2. '-, This week.".. ::.*..;^....'.f 1.50 v
> 738-740 ■ Market St. ■;
Cannot 1 Prepay . ■ Charges '* 011 ;• Above ■
Advertise') Goods.

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