Nevada State Senator Zeb Kendall was a fixture at California race tracks and was highly respected for his knowledge of horse racing. After visiting the Bay Meadows Race Track one day, he returned to his apartment at San Francisco's St. Francis Hotel.
As he was late for dinner, to placate his angry wife, Kendall opened his bag and displayed $80,000 worth of gold and bank notes which he had won that afternoon. Mrs. Kendall response was not what he expected. She grabbed Kendall's bag, went to an open window, and emptied its contents into the street below.
[The hotel attendants recovered most of the money.]