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>EW HISTORY OF THE UNITED
latest volume of the Cam- j
bridge Historical Series (which •
are edited by G. W. Prothero, pro- j
Jt. feasor of history in the Uuivert-ity \
of Edinburgh, and the aim of
which is to sketch the history of modern
Europe with that of its chief colonies and
conquests from about the end of the
fifteenth century down to the present
time) is a "History of the United States of !
America— lTHs-1565," by Edward Char
ming, Ph.D., assistunt protessor of history
at Harvard University. The author's aim '
has been to trace the steps by which the
American people and its peculiar type of
federal state have developed out of such
"heterogeneous and unpromising mate
rials" for nation building as were to be
found in the English-American colonies in
1760. Dr. Charming has given less atten
tion to campaigns and battles than is usual
in a history, and has devoted the space
thus gained to the object of elucidating
the deeper causes underlying the Ameri
can Revolution and to a detailed account
of the period between the close of the
Revolutionary war and the inauguration
of President Madison. With reference to
the Monroe doctrine the author says that
the "famous sentences which have immor
talized Monroe's name • * • were the
embodiment of previous statements and of
a policy well established at that time in
America." Dr. Charming furnishes no
quotations or authorities to make clear
the latter position, although Washington,
Jefferson and Madison held sentiments
quite *imilar to those expressed in the
The object of Monroe's declaration hav
ing been accomplished, Dr. Chaunfhg tells
us that then "the old international policy
of the United States may be said to have
terminated." It does not appear so, for
as soon as an occnsion arose the American
Congress was swift to reaffirm the Monroe
doctrine and to give it a standing in our
international policy more important than j
it occupied before. But, then, this history j
must have been completed before the
Venezuelan controversy began. The
transformation of party "systems is clearly
shown. Dr. Channine's treatment of the
causes underlying the Civil War deserves
attention. He is perfectly fair in the ;
premises. The Civil War. he says, was j
fought to determine whico of twoconcep- '
tions of the nature of the Federal tie j
should be adopted as the true interpreta
tion of the constitution of the United
States. "As this interpretation is histori
cally uncertain we cannot speak of the
war as a rebellion, for it was fought, so to '
say, to determine whether the seceders
were rebels or not. Then, too, a move
ment on such a vast scale and |
extending over such a long space
of time is something more than a rebel- !
lion— even when unsuccessful. Further- i
more, the war was not begun to secure the i
destruction of slavery, although slavery \
was abolished as a result of the conflict." i
The war decided that the Union wag not '
a loose bundle of States, each at liberty to ,
go off and set up for itself whenever it ,
chose. The war made the United States a j
Nation, "one and inseparable." Several j
maps, very useful, both from a geographi- I
<al and historical standpoint, illustrate j
the volnme. Dr. Charming observes that i
"it is practically impossible to be abso
lately accurate In a work of this size, coy- i
ering such an extended period and dealing
with so many disputed events"; bat he i
claims to have done the utmost that a !
historical student can do — to have studied
and written "without malice in his heart." l
The work is an improvement on most of '
the short histories of the United States.
An appendix contains, among other docu
ments, the Virginia Resolves of 1769, the
Declaration of Independence, the Articles
of Confederation, the Constitution of 1787,
and the amendments to the constitution.
[New York: Macmilian & Co. For sale
by William Doxey; price $1 50.]
THOSE GOOD NORMANS.
Miss Marie Jussen , has translated from
the French Gyp's latest story, "Ces Bons
Normands,'' a serio-comic satire on the
practical character and keen commercial
instincts of the Normans. The Dutrac
family desire to get into society, and they
buy a chalet at a Norman watering-place,
with the view of embarking Dutrac pere
on a political career. They are natives of
Normandy, however, and mean to get the
worth of their millions made in trade by
establishing cordial relations with the
nobility and gentry of the neighborhood.
Madame Dutrac is a study of a hard cold
vulgarity, unredeemed by a single amiable
quality. Her coarse nature is produced in
her sons, whom she adores; while the
daughter inherits the handsome features
.and good nature of her father. The family
characters of the Dutracs are revealed in
spirited dialogue, ana numerous incidents
of their intercourse with society-folk are
related. The madame's triumph is com
plete when she succeeds in arranging a
marriage between the only son of an im
poverished noble house and her well-dow
ered daughter, who. true to her Norman
origin, never suffers sentiment to interfere
with business. [Chicago: Rand, McNally
& Co.', publishers . price f I.]
PEBBLES AND SIIKUS.
Clarence Hawkes, "the Blind Poet of
New England," is the author of "Pebbles
and Shells," a _ volume of verse which
possesses much genuine . merit. . . Mr.
Hawkes compares . favorably in his work j
with minor poets of the present day who J
have eyes to see, and, as he is only in I his
twenty-seventh year, there is a possibility
that be may yet achieve fame in the
ranks of American singers. Clarence
Hawkes is a native of Massachusetts.
When 9 years of age he met I with an acci
dent while returning from school, which
culminated in the amputation of one leg.
When 13 years of age while. out hunting
he was accidentally shot by a companion,
and both his eyes were injured. After he
had undergone several severe operations
the hope of regaining his ' sight was aban
doned, and at the age of 15 he entered an
institute for the blind. There, in addition
to the regular course, he studied music and
piano-tuning. At the age of 21
Hawkes went upon the platform as a
lecturer, and at the same time began writ
ing short stories and poems for the local
newspapers. In all he has written 300 poems
and over 50 sketches and short stories. It is
said of him that he identities the birds by
their chirps and carols, the flowers by their
odors, shrubs by their loaves, trees by their
bark and iishes by their shapes and fins.
He is a critical musician and an expert
piano-tuner, plays chess, works a type
writer, keeps scores of baseball games and
travels all over the country without a com
panion. Most remarkable of all, he main
tains that the gamut is prismatic ami that
sounds have color. Middle 0, he says, is
deep red, and each ascending note grows
lighter by degrees, until the highest, be
comes white, while the lower tones are
graded in darker shades till the very low
est shows black. The poet has dedicated
his work to his mother, "who first inspired
him to write and has since been his con
stant helper." The volume is illustrated
by Elbridge Kinsley and contains an in
troduction by Charles Hallock. The fol
lowing selection from "Pebbles and Shells'
is a fair sample of the work of the "Blind
IX THE WOOD.
On woody mount in mossy dell.
Who hath not felt that miiK'f spell
That steals o'er heart and brain,
A sweet delieht that ebbs and flows
\ As freely as the zephyr blows,
Or falls the summer rain. , .
How well I know Its every mood—
That gentle spirit of the wood !
That bids all sorrow cease:
A subtle something in the air
That softly steals away all care.
And fills the soul with peace.
It lives and breathes In every flower,
It whispers In the leafy bower
Where drowsy Insects drone;
It rises Into sweetest swells
Where the sequestered veery dwells
And chants his love alone.
It bursts Into a mighty roar
When winter sweeps the forest hoar
With howling hurricane;
It murmurs low In brooklet flood.
And smiles in every bursting bud
When sprinc comes back again.
When autumn lights her crimson flame
What, artist would not give his fame
To paint so rich and rare ?
Whei>. winter robes the firs in white,
Resplendent in the morning light,
What jewels tremble there!
How soft the wind of summer eves
That gently whispers in the leaves
Of lordly forest trees!
How wild the whirling tempest's breath
That wails the dirge of summer's death
In magic minor keys!
Ah, nature! wrap thy dreamy shade
About ill ■ life that tliou hast made,
And let me slumber long!
Thine echoes softly, sweetly roll
Through bidden chambers of the soul
And teach the poet long.
("Northampton, Mass: Picturesque Pub
AN ARI FAILURE t
A fresh story of the Quartier Latin, Paris,
comes from the pen of John W. Harding.
Charles Burroughs is a young American
art student. He gets along famously in
his work until a misunderstanding arises
between himself and his father and
Charles is cast adrift upon his own re
sources. He paints an ambitious picture
and starves while he paints. It fails" to iind
a purchaser. Burroughs becomes crazed
and attempts to jumD into the Seine. A
model of the Quarter, La Madeleine, effects
his rescue. For weeics he wanders between
life and death: His poverty is discovered
by the people in whose house he has been
cared lor, and Madeleine proves a self
sacrificing helper and friend." Recovering
he marries Madeleine and they plan art
schemes together. They /ail a"nd decide
to die together. They ,are discovered
before the gas in their room has per
formed all the deadly work intended.
Madeleine is dead: Burroughs is resusci
tated. Just afterward he receives a letter
1 telling him that hi.-, father has died after
restoring Charles to inheritance and
breathing a paternal forgiveness. Then
Burrouehs, having recovered his senses,
quits Paris forever to start anew among
people of his native land. [New York P.
DtJRAMD CARRIED HIM UPSTAIKS IN HIS ARMS.
[Reproduced from "An Art Failure."]
Tennyson Neely, publisher. For sale at
the Popular Bookstore; price 75 cents.
A FLASH JOF SUMMER.
Under tnis title Mrs. W. K. Clifford tells
the story of a simple woman's life. The i
novel is issued with Appieton's Town and '
Country Library. Katherine Kerr is com- i
pelled by ncr uncle and guardian to rnarrv <
that uncle s solicitor. She orings no ex
pected dower to the solicitor, who abuses
her continuously. The uncle goes to Aust
ralia and leaves money with Katherine so
that in case she decider to leave her fiend
of a husband she can foliow to the Anti
nodes. The husband at about this time
leaves the city of his residence for a few
weeks, and in his absence Katherine flees
away to Italy, where she studies art m
Geona and enjoys "the flash of summer"
of the novel. Then she returns to her old
THE SAX FRAJS CISCO CALL., SUNDAY, MAY 10, 189 G.
dwelling-place to secure somethings of
chooses a sure way out of her trouble, and
to. ior sale by Dbxey ; price 50 cents.
THK CLOEy"of THE GARDES.
"The Glory of the Garden," and other
odes, sonnets and ballads, by William
\incent B y. ars - is the first number of the
second series of that author's "Studies in
\erse." The dedication is to "all good
women and all who love them." The
poet sings of famous women from Helen of
Troy all the way down to "Yvette the Ballet
dancer. His studies are certainly highly
CLARENCE HAWKES, THE BLUCD POET, AT WORK.
[From a photograph. I
creditable, from an artistic point of view.
The volume contains an interesting note
on the "Relations of the Hor.itian Ode to
Ihe Tuscan Sonnet.' 1 [New York: (iazlay
Brothers, publishers. For sale by William
THEFISHKUMAV AM) HIS FIUENDS.
This is a series of revival sermons by
Louis Albert Banks, D.D., pastor Hanson
place M. E. Church, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Bishop John F. Hurst characterizes these
sermons as follows: "The subject- are
strong, striking and varied, the treatment
is of the most searching kind, and, alto
gether, it is a most valuable addition to
our devotional literature." [New York:
Funk <v Wagnalls Company' publishers.
Price $150.] i— <m *
-MAKK TWAIN'S JOAN OF ARC.
Mark Twain was rather out of his ele
ment wl.en he wrote "Personal Recollec
tions of Joan of Arc." It appeared
originally in serial form in Harper's
Magazine, and did not enhance the au
thor's reputation in the least. The author
of "Innocents Abroad' must have been
hard up for material when he bit upon
La Pucelle of Domreruy. But, of course
there was more of an opportunity here for
a serio-comic book th:m the great num
ber of other historical tragedies afford
The book is supposed to be written by
"the Sieur Louis ue Comte, page and sec
retary to Joan of Arc," and translated
from the French. The book is divided
into three parts: "In Domremy " treat
ing of Joan's childhood, and telline of her
inspiration; "In Court and Camp " tell
ine of her career in the army; and'"Trial
and Martyrdom." Tbe illustrations are
i,y V. V. Dv Jlond fXew York :' Hai-Jer
& Bros. For sale by A. M. Robertson
price $2 50.] ' '
FOB KINO OR COUNTKY.
The trend of American novel-writing
toward themes of the revolutionary period
is noticeable. James Barnes has given us
a story in line with this movement under
the title, "For King or Country," It is a
story for boys, young or old, full of ad
venture and movement. George and Wil
liam Frothingham were the twin sons of
David Frothingham, who, with one of his
brothers, Nathaniel, was in charge of some
mining property in New Jersey prior to
the Revolution. David and his wife
being dead, his brother Daniel, living
in England, adopted William, while
George remained in America. When
the Revolutionary War broke out
George volunteered, and William, who was
intensely loyal to the King, entered the
British army. The twins were absolutely
alike. George took part in all the battles
about New York, and finally came to the
city on a secret errand to capture General
Howe. William was sent out as a spy on
the patriot forces. Both went through
many adventures, being constantly mis
taken for each other. Finally William be
came converted to the patriot side, and
the brothers were together once more.
Tbe description of the old "Sugar House"
pri?on in New York and of the secret
patriot societies in the city while under
British rule— both historical — are of es
pecial interest. [New York: Harper &
Brothers, publishers. For sale by A. M.
Robertson ; price $1 50.]
A novel of genuine interest and real
literary merit is "Madelon," a story of
New England life, by Man E. Wilkins.
Madelon is in love with Burr Gordon,
and the latter's cousin, Lot Gordon, a rich
consumptive, is desirous of making the
heroine his wife. Burr will be Lot's heir,
providing Lot does not wed. At a dance
Madelon. entpring unexpectedly, is
shocked to see Burr showing attention to
a rival beauty. She decides to betake her
self home. A brother of Madelon insists
upon her taking his knife with her for pro
tection in the darkness. Passing through
a wood sbe is suddenly seized from behind
and kissed. The knife is open in her hand.
She thinks the unknown is the recreant
lover— Burr— and she plunges the blade
into his breast. The victim proves to be
the Consumptive— Lot. He tells her to
j tire. Madelon meets Burr and tells him
iof her deed. He also bids her to go home.
! Burr is arre.-ted for the crime, the public
readily assigns the motive of gain and
Madelon is not believed wtien she confesses
the truth. Madelon implores Lot to re
! veal the facts aixi save an innocent man.
Lot refuses and Ban resolves to suffer for
the girl, to whom he had been so incon
siderate. Finally Lot, to save Madelon.
writes a confession of suicide and brings
his life to a speedy end. Burr and Madelon
marry. The atorv is intended to stiow that
"lnve is the crown and crucifixion of life,
and proves thereby its own divinity."
New York: Harper & Bros., publishers.
For sale by A. M. Robertson; price $1 _'">.]
TVALDRON'S HANDBOOK OX CUJI
KEN C Y.
The "Handbook on Currency and
Wealth," by George B. Waldron, A.M.,
statistical editor of The Voice, is distinctly
different from all the other books in that
it does not seek to prove some particular
side of the silver or other controversies,
but presents in an unbiased manner the
facts on all sides. The author has care -
fully avoided intruding his opinions in tne
book. His aim has been to present in
compact and accessible form such facts as
must be taken into account in the proper
understanding of the questions. He pre
sents the facts and permits th c reader to
draw his own conclusions. [New York:
Funk & Wagnalls. Price 50 cents.]
NEW STANDARD HYMNAL.
"The Standard Hymnal, a New Hymnal
for General Use," compiled and arranged
by C. C. Converse and just published,
meets the want of a choice hymnal for all
purposes, in most convenient form and at
a small price. It meets this want, not by
containing a thousand or more hymns in
a large, costly, cumbrous volume, but by
containing 100 of the choicest, selected
from a whole library of psalmody, com
prising nil the hymnological issues of
many years, which selection embraces
those hymns which public and private de
votional use have made standard. [New
York: Funk & Wagnalls Company. Price
"Ch'rist's Trumpet-call to the Ministry;
or, The Preacher and the Preaching for
the Present Crisis," by Daniel S. Gregory,
D.D., LL.D., is the result of a profound
conviction on the part of the author that
the questions discussed arc, for the minis
try and for the church, life-and-death
questions that every preacher of the
gospel should take up. consider carefully
and settle in the light of the Word of God j
without an hour's delay. They are ex- j
pressed in popular and practicalform aDd
appeal with force to preachers of the
gospel. The chapters cover the whole
lield of ministerial duty in its relation to
present conditions and exigencies. [New
York: Funk <fc Wagnalls Company, pub
lishers. Price f 1 25.] J'lJ ' 1
TALKS TO THE KING'S CHILDREN.
This book belongs to a class of which
there are but a few in any language. The
author. Dr. Sylvanus Stall, has done for
children what Schriver in Germany and
Dean Stanley in England have done for
grown people. There are many religious
books for children, but these sermonettes
are unique. With some object of every
day life presented to the eye the author,
after the manner of the parables, presents
the important truths of the gospel to the
easy comprehension of both old and
young. [New York: Funk <fc Wagnalls
Company, publishers. Price $I.]
THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW.
Under the title of "The Engineer in
Naval Warfare' an able symposium is
presented as the opening feature of the
May number of the North American Re
view, the contributors of it being such emi
nent authorities as Commodore George W.
Melville, engineer-in-chief of the United
States navy; W. S. Aldrich, professor of
mechanical engineering in the Uni
versity of West Virginia; Ira N. Hollis,
protessor of engineering in Harvard
University; Gardiner C. Sim 3of the
American Society of Mehanical Engineers,
and George Uhler, president of the Ma
rine Engineers' Beneficial Association.
The noted French astronomer. Camilla
Flammarion, writes most interestingly
ol "Mars and Its Inhabitants. 1 ' and in
"Men Who Might Have Been Presidents"
Joseph M. Rodgersof tne Philadelphia In
quirer throws some important light on the
Presidential elections of the past. The
concluding installment but one of "The
Future Life and Condition of Man
Therein," by the Right Honorable W. E.
Gladstone, deals with the limitation and
reserve of Scripture and the creeds. These
are but a portion of the contents of an ex
The Chap-Book is to remain In Chicago,
in spite of various reports to the contrary.
It will have on it 3 title-page H. S. Stone
<fc Co., instead of Stone & Kimball as be
fore. This means that there will be no
great chan.e in its policy. Herbert S.
Stone continues as editor, and Harrison G.
Rhodes as assistant editor. They will
have more time than before to devote to
the magazine, and consider that the Chap-
Book will begin its third year on May 15
under especially favorable circumstances.
The first book announced ny H. 8. Stone
<fe Co. of Chicago is a second series of
"Prose Fancies," by Richard le Gallienne.
This is for immediate publication.
Maynard, Merrill <fc Co. have in press
for immediate publication a "History of
the Army of the United States," edited
for the Military Service Institution by
General Theodore P. Kodenbough and
Major William L. Haskin, U. S. A.
Yet another volume of memoirs dealing
With the French Revolution and tbe Xa>
poleonic era is in the press. They are from
the pen of Mme. de Chastenay and are
edited by M. Alphonse Roserot.
Count Tolstoi writes to a friend that he
has nearly finished the full novel on which
lie has been engaged for some time back.
An English translation will be prepared
for publication at the same time that the
original appears in Russian. It is said
that Tolstoi sets rather a special value on
Brentano's of New York announce for
immediate publication a volume most
timely in its interest. Its title is "Bi
cycling for Ladies," and the author is
Maria K. Ward of New York City. Miss
Ward, who is a well-known bicycle en
thusiast and a woman of letters as well,
has written the first practical treatise yet
published on the sport now so universally
popular, and which is recognized as the
ideul outdoor exercise.
Macmilian A: Co. will publish Emile
Zip,a.'> new novel, "Rome, about which
so much has boen said and of which so
much is expected. It will be issued about
the middle of the month.
A novel series of handbooks on summer
resorts will be published by the Messrs.
Scribner. Each book has been written by
a well-known author. The north shore of
Massachusetts is by Judge Robert Grant,
with illustrations by W. D. Sraedley;
Newport has been done by W, C. Browell
and illustrate! by W. C. Vanderbilt Allen;
Bar Harbor has F. Marion Crawford for its
chronicler and C. i>. Reinhart for its illus
trator, while George Hibbard has clone
Lenox, Mr. Allen furnishing the illustra
Mr. Swinburne has in press the longest
poem he has written for several years.
The subject is "Malory' 3 Story of Balen."
In scheme and measure it is a new depar
ture for this po°t«
F. Tennyson Neely has warned the pub
lishers and booksellers of this country not
to publish or sell any new work from the
pen of Colonel Richard Henry Savage,
stating that he has an nnexpired contract
with that writer, giving him the exclusive
control of the publication of all his works
in book form. The only exception. Mr.
Neely says, is a book by Colonel Savage
an 1 Mrs. A. C. Gunt.er, which was pub
lished with his permission.
"Women in English Life, from Me
dieval to Modarn Times," by Georgiana
Hill, gives an account of the place held by
women from the days of the Saxon race
down to the present time.
Houchton. Milllm & Co. have just pub
lished "The Life and Letters of Oliver
Wendell Holmes," by John T. Morse Jr.
It includes, besides the letters, some chap
ters of autobiography which Dr. Holmes
jotted down in his later years and which
are very amusing. The first volume con
tains portraits of Dr. Holmes and his
father, a fac-simile or the almanac page in
which his birth is recorded, views of the
"gambrel-roofed house" where he was
born and a magnificent elm at Plttsfield
which Dr. Holmes celebrated and two pic
tures of the Saturday Club, a notable group
of Boston and Cambridge celebrities. The
second volume has a portrait of Dr.
Holmes in middle life, a view of his home
in Beacon street, Boston, showing the
doctor in front of it, a portrait of his
mother in advanced life and a fac-simile of
three pages of his famous poem, "The
The title of James Lane Allen's "Butter
flies; aTaleof Nature," which ran through
the Cosmopolitan, has been changed to
'Summer in A ready." The story will be
published by Macmilian & Co.
The May Book News is as brigut as a
spring morning. The detached frontis
piece is a portrait of Miss Annie Hollings
worth Whatton, author of "Through
Colonial Doorways,'" "Colonial L>ays and
Dames." etc. Dr. Talcott Williams talks
hopefully of new books, and able letters
from New York, Boston, Chicago and Lon
don put one in touch with the book world.
Some two hundred and sixty new books
are noticed — among them "Democracy and
Liberty." by 'William Edward Hartpole
Leoky. Many pictures from the new books
brighten the pages of this unique maga
zine. Monthly 50 cents a year. John
Wanamaker, publisher, Philadelphia.
Outing for May opens with a complete
story, "The Search for Mrs. Denbeigh,"
cleverly told by Agnes L. Provost. A sec
ond complete story, "Llano Estacado," by
J. F. Duncan, is a thrilling account of an
Indian skirmish on the Staked Plains.
Other notable features are: "The Truth
of a Troutine," by Ed. W. Sandys; "Ca
noeing on the St. John," by Rev. W. C.
Gaynor; "Camp Cookery"; "Bass Fish
ing"; "Racing Sandbaggers" ; "Yachting
on Frisco Bay," and "Handicap Reform
in Lawn Tennis," by J. P. Paret. The
number is strong throughout and carries
many fine illustrations.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Beware— P., PlacervPle, Cal. "Beware" is to
be found in the poems of William Henry Long
Dimes— M. A., Lokeport, Lake County, Cal.
A dime of 1892 and one of 1893 are worth just
10 cents each.
To West Oakland— F. M., San Pedro, CaL
The distance from San Francisco to West Oak
land is five miles.
Electric and Cable— A. R. Jr., City. Since
January 1 in this City seven persons have been
kilk-'l by cable cars and eight by electric cars.
Electricity— Constant Header, City. Up to
date no patent has been Issued for any electric
appliance that can be used by barbers in their
Gold Mining Exchange— M. V. L., Sonora,
Cnl. General Walter Turnbull Is at the head
of the recently organized mining exchange
that has its headquarters in this City.
Wkpding Cakds— Guest, City. If a person in
vited to a wedding should be unnble to attend
It would be proper to send a card with the
word "regret" written in the upper left-hand
corner, and below it "congratulations."
The Solid South— lnquirer, City. It is a*-,
serted that John S. Mosby first used the ex
pression, '-The Solid Soutn," and was the first
to give it publicity through a letter in the New
xork Herald during the Hayes campaign in
First Quartz Mill— G. H. S., Kennott, Shasta
County, Cal. The first quartz mill erected in
California was a flve-stamp one that was put
up in July, 1850, near Quartzburg, Mariposa
Educaiional Bcbeatts— E. A., Palo Alto. Cal.
There are educational bureaus in San Fran
cisco, but they are private institutions and tbe
department cannot advertise them, but sug
gests that you write for information to the
secretary of the Board of Education of this
Alcohol in Wine— C. S., City. In the process
of wine-making, as fermentation goes on the
qupntity of alcohol increases, until all the
sugar of tne grape is converted into spirit. As
to when wine is best deDends on the quality.
Some wine is best at a certain age and otners
at a different period.
The Sutro Ttnnel— Subscriber, Redding,
Cal. Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro, Meyor ot
San Francisco, planned the famous Sutro tun
nel tor the draining of the mines on the Com
stock lode, it Is more than 20.000 feet in
length, was begun in 1869 and connection
with the first of the mines was made in 1878.
A Million in Gold— a. A., Redding, Cal.
One million dollars in gold twenties when
piled up in sacks, eisrht-ounce duck, each
containing $5000, will occupy 17 cubic feet of
space. A cubic foot of solid gold represents a
value of #327 ,750, consequently $1,000,000
solid gold will occupy about 3% cubic feet of
Typewriting— F. G. H., City. A good opera
tor on the typewriter will keep up an average
of sixty-five words a minute from dictation,
while reading from notes the average will not
exceed thirty-five words. This is the average
run of writers, but there are some who from
dictation will write from seventy-five to
eigbty-tive words of ordinary matter, but not
lor a long time.
llEmiorant— W. G. F., Stockton. Cal. If a cor
poration or individual should pay the passage
of a foreigner to this country with the under
standing that he would work out his passage
money after landing he would come under the
head of a contract laborer and he would not be
allowed a landing. Emigration is the removal
from one country or region to another for the
purpose ot residence.
Labor Organizations— A. J. ft., Los Angeles,
Cal. Your communication, not being signed,
is not entitled to any notice. If a corre
spondent in search of information is ashamed
to sign his or her name to the letter sent the
writer should not feel disappointed it no at
tention is paid to the communication. Had
you sent your name anrt address the question
would have been answered by mail, as It is one
that is of personal more than general interest.
Society of Friends-H. H., Napa, Cal. There
are about two hundred Quakers in and around
San Jose. A regular Friends meeting is held at
College Park in a house of their own by what
is called the orthodox branch of the society;
there is also a meeting-house or Friends
Church of the new Friends or Western Friends,
so called. There are Friends societies in San
Francisco, Berkeley, Whlttier, Pasadena and
In other places in the southern part of the
Dates— lnsignia, City. Tne process of pre
paring dates for the market is very simple.
The fruit contains 58 per cent of sugar, and
this is what preserves it after it is dried. The
fruit is gathered when ripe, allowed to dry to
a certain decree, is then placed in layers, com
pressed into a solid mass and then placed in
mats, in which manner it is transported. The
chief localities of the date industry are Fezzan,
in the North African Sahara district, and Slnd,
Largest Gities— V. A. and W. L., Oakland,
Cal. In territorial area the ten largest cities
in the United States are: Chicago, 189 square
miles; Philadelphia, 129%; San Diego, Cal.,
7.">; Washington, D. C, 70; Brooklyn, N. V.,
f.f.i ,: New York City. 66; Duluth, Minn.,
66; Pt. Louie, 61^:" Portland, Or, 60,
and New Orleans, 60. According to
to population tae largest cities are to the num
ber oi ten as follows: New York City, 1,801,
739; Chicago. 1,099,850 (a si-hool eeusna oi
Chicago in 1894 gives the population at 1,56.",
727); PhihulelDhia, 1,142,653; Brooklyn, X.
V., 957.163; St. Louis. Mo., 451,770; Boston,
Mass., 448,477; Baltimore, Md., 434,439; San
Francisco, 29H.997; Cincinnati, Ohio, 296,
908; Cleveland, Ohio, 261,353.
[WBKj 1 Are You Weak?
vrlll wfflM ><> " >^s^. if Some Points on the Development of
\tSKsßMfl¥h>v True Manhood by Electricity—
WißsyK^v \/j Reasons Why Dr. Sanden's E'.ec-
lk3|fy*f|§|^^'V* " -ZjT trie Belt Is the Only Sure Remedy
T©n2^^^^^,^^j^/3r • * or the Recovery of This Vital
Vhat a great amount of happiness is destroyed by this
terrible drain which is called Nervous Debility ! You see the
evidences of it in the faces of more than half the people you
This great country of ours is a nation of nerves ; nerves
which have been drained of their vital force ; nerves which are
crying out for help. And why don't we help them? Why don't
we replace the energy which has been stolen from them ' ?"
Because the medical profession, to whom we always go in
time of sickness, has no means at hand to restore nerve power.
Drugs never build up, weak nerves without taking the strength
from other organs of the body.
That don't pay. You might as well be sick one way as
another. If you are going to steal from your kidneys, your liver
and your stomach the energy to give temporary nourishment to
your nerves you'd better better let your nerves suffer and save
your stomach anyway.
"I'm tired of drugging." We hear that remark every day.
It's the wail of the nerveless man who has lost all confidence in
the old, worn-out system of medicine.
"1 was nervous and broken down from debility. Along in the afternoon I would
get so tired and weak that I could not finish my day's work. A month after I began
to wear your Belt my strength had fully returned, and since then I have been as well
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. -Vv Guadaloupe Dairy, 15th Avenue and San Bruno Road, San Francisco.
That shows you what Electricity does. Fowler, the noted
phrenologist, says it's the instrumentality of all life. •
Dr. Sanden'e Belt is a simple thing. You wear it about
three hours at night. You feel electricity going into your nerves
all the time. You can iegulate it yourself ; turn it on mild or
strong. Every minute you soak up nerve power from it.
. Even electricity is useless if not intelligently applied. •- Dr.
Sanden has devoted twenty years to close study of the nerve and
sexual forces, and even if other belts fail his treatment will cure.
Cheap, clumsily m*de electric belts are like cheap jewelry.
You think you are getting a high-class article at a low price, but
your experience tells you that you pay twice for what you get.
"I bought your Belt January 3 and have used it just a month. Previous to that
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A permanent cure is guaranteed or money refunded' in all
weaknesses of men. A pocket edition of the celebrated electro-
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'. Office Hours— A. M. to 8:30 P. M.; Sundays, 10 to 1.
" . —OFFIOBS AT .
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SPECIAL FOR THIS WEEK.
25 pieces FIGURED MOHAIR SUIT-
INGS, value $U\ now—
$7.00 Full Suit
20 pieces NOVELTY GRANADAS
AND JACQUARD SUITINGS,
value $14, now—
$10.50 Full Suit
15 pieces NOVELTY MOHAIR CRE-
PONS, vaiue $15 75, n« w—
$12.25 Full Suit
25 NOVELTY SUIT PATTERNS,
regular price $25 to |32 50, now—
$17.50 to $22.50
Our "GLOVE SALE" continues.
Gloves worth ?1 50, $1 25 and $1,
all styles and colors, at —
6Oc per Pair-
SE lIAHL.V ESPAXOL.
G. VERDIER & CO.,
SE. Cor. Geary And Grant Aye.
VILLE DE PARIS.