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FORESTS MAY BE
OF NATIONAL USE
Government Inspection of
Pacific Coast Timber
at an End.
Commission Leaves to Prepare
Its Report on Status
JOHN MUIR WANTS A POLICY.
The Veteran Devotee of California
Wooded Hills and Dales Be
speaks Popular Interest.
"While I am not authorized to give oat
the Commissioners' report, I violate no
confidence in saying that all the Commis
sioners are agreed that an administrative
policy governing the forests of the United
States is urgently require I. The forests
mast not only be preserved but used. They
may be made to constitute a perennial
National supply of immense value, where
as now — "
John Muir, the veteran tree-lever and
California natural wonder writer, was
speaking yesterday on the important sub
ject of National forests. He had just re
turned from an extended trio with the Na
tional Forestry Commission throughout
the Western States, the Commissioners
having traveled unweariedly to all the
largest timber belts, and being now on
their way home to the East, where next
week they will meet to prepare an ex
The Commissioners were men of
National repute and included: Professor
C. S. Sargent (chairman) of Harvard Uni
versity; Professor Brewer of Yale, a
botanist, and famed for nis connection
with the old Whitney geological survey;
General H. Abbott, connected with the
railway surveys in the Cascades in earJy
times and with the building of the great
levees along the Mississippi Kiver; Dr.
Arnold Hague, United States geologist,
perhaps best ksjown for his work in
Yellowstone Park; Gifford
(secretary), who has made forestry a pro
fession, having been placed In charge of j
Vanderbilt's property, "Billmore," in
North Carolina, which he is managing on
European lines; Professor Alexander'
Agassiz, son of the famous professor, but
who was not able to accompany the party.
John Muir is not a member of the com
mission, but was invited to accompany it j
as a local expert. He felt he bad been j
fighting for the forests pretty nearly alone I
for long enough and gladly jumped at the
chance of such material assistance as the
Trie commission and Mr. 'Muir met in
Chicago on July 2 and almost immedi
ately started on their long trip of inspec- !
tion, the idea being to cover as much j
ground as possible, while not neglecting
any point of importance.
The pany first visited the Black Hills,
South Dakota, the epithet "black" being
caused by their appearance at a distance
owing to a covering of yellow pine. Here,
as at all other points, the Commissioners
investigated existing conditions to devise
the best means for the preservation of
Thence they went on to Yellowstone
Park and the forests adjacent; thence
north through Montana to the forests on
the headwaters of the Flathead River;
thence to the head of the Kootenay River;
down to Spokane Falls; back along the
Northern Pacific road to Missoula, where
the Anaconda mills are working, taking
in the Wind River and Blue Mountains
in Idauo, and so on through the forests of
Oregon and Washington into the region
about Mount Rainier and the wild and
little-known region of the Olympic Moun
Thence the little party of foresters
journeyed to Ashland and by private team
to the wonderful Crater take country,
comprising a reserve of 5,000,000 acres,
being the largest of all reservations pro
claimed by Cleveland.
Returning by a different route past
Crater Lake, the Commissioners went to
Grants Pass on the railroad, and thence
down by private conveyance to tbe coast
by Rogue River and Smith valeys, visit
ing Crescent City and the Del None coun
try, and so reached what they considered
tbe most important of the coast timber
belts, vis.: tbe redwoods.
From Crescent City the party traveled
southward along the coast by private team
to Eureka and thence by branch railroad
to Scotia, on Eel River, whence some of
the Commissioners came down to this City
by steamer and otaers by stage through
tbe redwoods to Ukiah and thence to San
Francisco by rail.
In this City tbe alleged grievances of
timber-claim speculators along the Tuol
umne were listened to, and then the com
mission continued its inspection. One
party branched out to tbe Mount Shasta
region and another through the Yosemite
and Kings Canyon; another through the
Santa Lucia range, 250 miles soutn, strik
ing up to the Sequoia National Park, and
again south to the San Gabriel and San
Bernardino reserves to the San Jacinto
Mountains and on to look over the Grand
Canyon of ..the Colorado reserve in Ari
"At this point," said Mr. Muir, "I
turned back toward home, leaving the
Commissioners to spend a week in the
Colorado reserves and afterward to go
East to prepare a report that promises to
be of special interest
♦'The United States is in a peculiar di
lerama just now as regards its forests. A
few of us have secured protection for four
National parK.-, including the Yellow
stone, Yosemite, General Grant and Se
quoia. There are also seventeen reseiva
tions which are protected to a certain
extent by proclamation and posting of
rules by the Government, but something
more than a paper stuck on a tree is re
quired to keep off sheepmen and other
"Tie chief objection to the present lack
of system is twofold. The forests are not
preserved and the timber on tbe reserva
tions is not available for use. What w*
want is a definite administrative policy by
which we could regulate the preservation
and use of these valuable timber belts.
They might insure us a proper water sup
ply as well as furnish us* timber of a vast
"All the Commissioners are of one mind
concerning the urgency of immediate
steps. A few blue-coats with muskets
about a reserve work marvels, and a little
system as to timber cutting and planting
would mean incalculable millions to this
country. Untold damage has been done
by ignorance and avarice, but not more
than can be remedied by a wise policy.
"I hope the people and press will take
up the matter and, should the recom
mendations of the Commissioners be feasi
ble, insist upon their immediate adoption.
The wealth as well as the beauty of the
country depends on it."
Under the auspices of the Epworth League of
Simpson Memorial Methodist Episcopal
Church, the order of the King's Daughters and
Sous will hold a special public service, free to
all, In the vestry of that church, corner ot
Haves and Buchanan streets, this even-
Ing at 6 ;30 o'clock.
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I Pta^M pfJ) v I ?- ■■■ 22 PROFIT 12 rt IPDLEr IEN HERE. |
* jßlii^ ; rLw (l \\ k We visit the producer in his home. We 1 til' /? /^2> *
.&'- r\ :■' f^^—S}\^k lS=5 rllMf* ,^_ I make persohal acquaintance with mahufac- | / Dncorporated] '- ° . '*'•
t . 15S^«|te^Sl| o^\ J i\ [/ I turers in Europe and America. We take the 1 037-945 MARKET STREET, %
tj? m^X^h^l^^mi^^ Ityfewfi if" yHr ° ~ ~J^>SM£'' I* entire output of a factory if prices are made !®®®®®®sxs^^
s^r- iy/r^RP^&t^^B^Fßvi''^^ jjH jj&o* p^ I sufficiently tempting. We keep a half-score of shrewd, educated
* ®®®®®®®®s®s<?>?« X sx^®®®®®®^ ffl^^fe^^^^^^^^Wv^^^,. I buyers in the field all the time. Chances of low prices come to %
?U The spirit of the business Is to sell | T^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^W^^^^St^, f ' ' * ' ' ' . . > '• V \ ... fU
i low and serve the thousands. | 1 - I the largest retailers only, We control the largest outlet. We buy JL
"'V Prices are made on basis of selling S "^^^^^^^^^^=T^K\^^ l^^_!^^=a__^^^ \% -» » i- ::;.;.... JX-
ffo Immense quantities. We are in ® I^^!!^^?!^^^^ S r i ... 11 . . ri •• ■ c • j. li/^-«_.^ a.' _j j. w
i touch with the conditions that pre- f I for cash. We sell for cash. We buy for six stores. We are tied to ±
y vail in compelling economy in the © lt&!ni§r^ M ■ • ■ *"F
■th. : w?ri«n«m«n. ® 1 where Pun ft^ Gooov cor^r7^| ' |no firm or country. Hence lowest prices here. ±
j special th.s week DRESS GOODS AND HOSIERY, at makers PRICES. %
ffff A IjL-WOOL FRENCH SERGE, 34 OIC NEW CHEVIOTS, rough effects in fIjJT.7S ALL-WOOL CHECK CHKVIOT SUIT- LADIES* BLACK COTTON HOSE, best . FANCY FRENCH LISLE HOSE, finest LADIES' BLACK CASHMERE ?$?
•J" inches wide, In black and colors. AX fancy mixtures, 38 Inches wide, 7 «JPX IN«, In popular mixtures for fall and Q. 15 Maco yarn, Hermsdorf dye, fall flu- IQC and heaviest lisle made, black boots, HOSE, a German Imported »
mm Kaleprlce Yard yards to a suit. Sale price Snlt winter, 88-inch. Sale price for 7-yard <JPO ished, high spliced heels, double sole It/, fancy colored tops, several designs, CAC stocking, Hermsdorf dye, a fine TTI
T i . ,*, suit ...:......:.;.......... Suit and to», the two-bit kind. Sale price Pair never sold less than a dollar. Sale til' heavy quality, hUh spliced ,
fm • — • price Pair heels, etc.. sold nowhere else for KA° ft/?
■T ALL-WOOL FRENCH SERGE, Ore ' ~ ~ . _____ less than 75c. Our leader spe- O\J ■»• .
W>? »7 inches wide, In blacks and -it) FANCY BOUCLE SUITING, - black JACQUARD MOHAIR' SUITING a LADIES' BLACK COTTON HOSE, fine cialat. .fair **
T , navy. Sale price Yard check designs, woven over plain col- ffi>O.lo . . dust-shedding fabric, 38 inrhes wide, <f1>0.50 Maco yarn, silk finish, light and OCC LADIES'^ BLACK FLEECE-LINED _ CHILDREN'S BLACK COTTON- ,-i-.
•V* ored grounds. We guarantee this all $>.£—- .in all desirable colorings, 7 yards to a S)O heavy weight, all black or white foot. 4O COTTON HOSE an extra heavy QIC HOSE, fast color, seamless, 1 010 *1 «
J wool and 37 inches wide. Sale price:. Suit ■ suit. Sale price \ : ■; Suit Sale prioe Pair stocking, high spliced heel and double 003 heavy quality, narrow ribbed, I^-2 . T.
iii EXTRA FINE BLACK FRENCH __-__ > «-c price ; ........ .............. ouii, p sole and toes. Our sale price Pair ■■ sizes 7to 10 Sale price ..?.^; Pair M\i
™ SERGE, our dollar grade. 60 7Q C ; : — : — '■ — ___ ' r ♦
4* vaml" S-leDriM 11 exCepUonal if-. ALL-WOOL BOURETTE NOVELTY, am 0.53 NOVKLTY SUITING, highly Illumina- qw.6 3 LADIES'. BLACK FRENCH LISLE LAIJIES' BLACK • FLFKCE-LINED L eo ywnfmed'iuni '''$;$*
t value. Sale price Yard 36-l.ich suiting In all this season's de-*D^—- ted colorings, very stylish, medium & 4 HOSE, luster finish, : plain or Rich- QQIO tA OTTON HOSE heavy Sv dm A or- heavy weight wide or narrow QQIC ,<!•.
■4* __^ • c ,sl ns.7yard,toasuit. & aie price.... Suit weigh Sale price ...?....^.... W Suit eliet .riobed high e lc h e eelB ' etc '' d ?f lr .. COTTON ™**i£fficT& doS- 48° sibU, bi^koV white foot, high 33" |||
_*j CAMEL'S. HAIR NOVELTY — — " , i - ..-'._ the 50c stocking. Sale price.. ■„..... Pair blesole and iocs. B bale price..... ;. Pair spliced heel, etc Bale price.... . Pair T.
**• SUITING, a soft, rich fabric, K-»*~- n . /»«^» #-- FANCY SUITING, mohair and worsted " ~ — " CHILDREN'S BLACK CASH- ™
jjiv figures of black camels woven " we give Detier gOOOS lor blended with highly colored silk LADIES' BLACK CASHMERE HOSE, LADIES' WOOL HOSE, double merino MKRE HOSE, plain or narrow j*J
'I* over a plain colored ground, m»r7.00 less money than any Other . threads, a three-toned bourette effect, art c.95 ribbed top, high spliced heels, double QQIC hees and toes, in black or gray, ira OKO ribbed, high spliced heels, dou- CAC •
producing a beautiful effect. «jp «-— hnn«i» nn the fojicr ' : a neat and serviceable fabric, : 45 tJpO sole and toes, quality par excellence. 003 quality wide rib, always sold at 35c -50. Me sole and toes, size* 6*to 8. O\J . j*e
•I* Sale price ..„.....:.. ..:..;, Suit nOUSe on me toast. inches wide. Sale price............... ' Suit " sale pnce........ ...„.„ Pair pair. Special sale price......... Pair Kale price Pair f
3». HEADQUARTERS FOR WRAPS. NEXT WEEK^H^^TT^J^rNEJfT WEEK RIBBONS, BUTTONS, NOTIONS. 4>
iM /..-.-. ..-. ;:, ■■■ \ : ■■■■:v-} .; ■- - - . •.'.-- — : ifi
■,*. LADIES' WIDE WALES SKIRTS/ LADIES' TAN JACKETS, buttons high • CDCriAI CAT C DIRRAMC LINEN BUREAU SCARFS, .*.
«A* 6 yards wide. Percaline lined, to the neck, inlaid velvet collar. 4 ■ — — «— ■ m ■■ imiumm— — i— —^i— —^^^n^ Or CvlnLt^nuQlvlDDUllO stamped and fringed, assorted "I CO •**
Z. velvet bound all around bottom, <_»C. 00 large buttons, half silk faced, sizes 32 r ; : - „ „,..!. i.^- > «_■«.'*. \.' ■ « «. I:-*, 3. .» -. patterns, all linen, lG'^xoi XO ._,
M>i thes7 60 skirt. Price for one <pt> to 40. this jacket has positively never c.50 Hemstitched Pll- French Cretonne. Crochet Bed- Marseilles inches. This week Each iki
• week.. Each been offered for less than f 8 50. On»lbO — - jowcases, 45x36 30 inches wide, ex- spreads, 81x90 in. Spreads, larae t
_*c sale this week, special.. Each '"Ches, guaranteed tr_ flue. This week heavy 3-ply yarn, .. sized, raised satin- nan .TW aITTH vinnnM Lill*
*t* . saie mis weeK, special jiacn good quality. On we will sell the «5c Marseilles patterns. finished figures, a s 4 GK 2 S^ RAI iT P AT .^iF.^Si^?.???^ 1 ' • WHALEBONE CASING, all col- CO *T*
.*. . .. — sale quality for ■ These will be : spread. On sale 8 Inches wide, regular price 30c yard, ors, 6 yards to a piece. On sale 0 _*.
<f CHILDREN'S FANCY MIXED CHE- 12V.C Each. 15c Yard. »l. B sEach.' ' SUDEaoa. %s?&*&?%% "nt^/y 15° "* week,... Piece i|i
i%i LADIES' BLACK CONEY CAPES, VIOT REKFERS, sailor cape cut out ■-■--■-■-___^_i^_^_____ B __B__a-B-a-B-M--H-^M-H-B ana lavender. On sale this week at.. Yard .- . £&£
_]R_, hairun 110-Inch swefin 6-inch • ; smaUtmttons, back, trimmed Tongflpo.so All-Wool White Fancy Eiderdown Cotton Crepon, 28 Scotch Plaid Fine _____ ' —— — _*_
i£i. cni »r «i7M iitoM small buttons, full top sleeves, loiigflftO-50 All-Wool White Fancy Eiderdown Cotton Crepon, 28 Scotch Plaid Fine _, s*£
*jp* collar, sizes 6i to 44. cuffs, ages 4to 14 years. Our price 3t>O Blanket, the pure : Flannels, 84 inches wfde, even- Zephyr Cinq- D..**^.-,o A | mAC * n!,, a - A ™.« '
.-*•. on, .. 1^ «« /in this week. Each fleecy kind, value width, big line or- ing • shades. the hams, big line of Buttons AllllOSt CllVeil Away .*•
*$* 2Oincheslong «6.00 — "' * .. »7 60 a pair. On patterns. 12% c quality. Will patterns, this is a QROB-GBAIN SATIN-EDGE RIBBON, ; * *f*
j.. 24 inches 10ng...... SB.OO sale ; .... , Sale price. be sold at real bargain. On sale gju, Inches wide, regular price 25c , ■ ~~" ■ •>■*■<.
*J* 27 inches 10ng.....:.... ..... »9.00 - . *6.00 Pair. 40oYard. 80 Yard. 6V.c Yard. ya%, colors light and medium blues? 1 QIC VVE^ PLACE ON , SALE 'THIS 1 C if*
4. 3Oincheslong ,10.50 „' f DTCr . C 1 V M . \ , $£!£?&' J^'J&g?..^ ■ I^rd -o^C; oTo^a^ Jen
4j — ntAuguAKi c^ 8 n ln ch^Tg coe oo B ci B^S9mSsv?i% : 'rv^EssSni . _ ' T tfl^2_?sr 00 * - 3 C 4
,i. • . ._ D heavy towel, a rare deep fringed, col- medium colors. The in darK colors, fancy center laDiesinis weeK at Tjo~ n " ,*.
*l* LADIKS' TAN COVERT CLOTH - -—FOR w ™ d t lorders - Thls 25c kind wiU be sold - patterns and stripes, RIBBON, all silk, In •— •;• ...... -v-. ...... ..-..
rfr. CAPES, inlaid velvet collar. <£ 7 .50 . . -^ . _, , -»>. -^- 50c Dozen 90c Each 15c Yard Yard ombref moire and lancy stripes, regu- OIC FANCY METAL BUTTONS, a big EC _*_
«f* silk faced, Watteau back, this istjp * I AnIPS WDAD^ .ouo.uozen. . : »uo Jlach. , 15c Yard. 100 Yard. i ar pr i ce 25c piece, 10 yards in a pieca I^2 assortment to pick from this O *$*
.-f.-. abeuuty. Our price ........... Each L.nuiLr--' "ixnr^i 1 ■■■■■■■!■ ■■, 1 ■■ .■■■■■— i.ii»in-iiininiii»i m wini— ■■■——- ■■—■-— —11 bpecial this week...: .................. Piece week...... Dozen _*.
1 ctfQ&tfcvu A FEW PRICES FROM OUR BUSY BASEMENT BAZAAR. '.•''■*'^(ifeffiirj. ?
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3%1 937*945 MAuKbl SlKEul, FULL-JOINTED DOLLS, movable eyes, lf.C INDESTRUCTIBLE DOLLS, for ba- ore HAND-PAINTED WASTE-PAPER nrC SILK LAMP SHADES. 14 inches in 7P.C 937 945 IIIARKL 1 S T IIEET i^Cs
•T" ~a_i -n.Moionn * 16 inches long. On special sale 1') bies, 22 inches long. On special sale OO BASKETS, Just the thing for the /O diameter. all colors, very pretty for I" .- •■_. «-.„ ■■■■ .^---, 9 •»•
SAN FRANCISCO. Each .......„.......:. Each library. On 5a1e.... .........1 .....Each the parlor. Our price Each SAN FRANCISCO. - ■ &.
HERE IS A HOUSE
Newhall's Strip of Realty
in the Heart of
Was the Rendezvous of Mil-
lionaires in the Old
TOO DIMINUTIVE FOR USE.
The Place Where Lonis Eppinger
Made Many Fortunes Only to
Lcse Them Again.
There is a little piece of real estate with
only a nfteen-foot frontage on Halleck
street, worth thousands of dollars, and
with which the owner knows not what
It is an historical spot, surrounded by
others of a like nature, and crowded with
memories of a past when Leidesdorff street
was not known as "pauper alley," and its
intersection with Hal leek street was the
rendezvous of the mining kings of the
When William O'Brien, John W.
Mackay, Archie Borland, Alvinza Hay
ward, Jim Keane and other speculators of
their class had time to eat it was on Hal
leck street they met at noontime and nib
bled at the free lunch served in Louis Ep
pinger's place, buying and selling each
other thousands of dollars worth of stocks
Well, Eppinger'a place was on the now
vacant 15-foot lot owned by W. N. New
nail. The saloon was too small for its
patronage, and Eppinger made the mis
take of his life in quitting and establish
ing himself across the way in what was
then the most extravagantly fitted up
saloon in this City. It cost $15,000 to make
the place the handsomest in San Fran
cisco. That was about twenty-two years
ago, and from all over the State people
flocked to see it.
In the meantime the old Eppinger house
was taken by some other fellow, and, more
as a matter of routine than anything else,
the trade ke, t pouring in there.
Eppinger became a bankrupt, and so did
others who succeeded him, while the old
stand kept on making wealthy men of its
But the old saloon was terribly in need
of repairs and was perpetually threaten
ing to collapse. Finally a contractor by
the name of A. A. Snyder undertook to
remodel the place and put on a second
story, which he did. To retain the full
frontage of the place, however, Snyder
found it impossible to furnish his building
with side walls, so be utilized tbe outer
wall of the old American Exchange Hotel
on the east and the wall of Matt Kerr's
building on the west. All he did, there
fore, was to put down the floorings and a
roof and rear wall with a few uprights.
Snyder Ivmself lived in the rooms up
stairs, where, as history goes, he was
nearly killed by an itate husband, whose
divorced wife he subsequently married.
The 15-ojol saloon ultimately passed
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1896.
The Little Lot on Hallecfc Street
into the hands of a man named Pereira,
who called it the Bureau, and for the past
twelve years it continued a mint for its
There is an end to all things, and there
was to this old rendezvous. Some months
ago Jacob Steam of Levi Strauss & Co.
concluded he would tear down the old
American Exchange Hotel, a landmark
by itself, and erect upon its site a grand
iron and stone store building. When the
work of demolition leveled the westerly
wall it likewise carried away the Bureau's
easterly wall and left the cozy little sa
loon's interior open to the world.
The Bureau closed its front doors, and
it in turn was torn down, leaving the va
cant lot which now stands between the
two high buildings — almost a complete
house without walla.
In speaking of the space yesterday one
of the Newhall brothers declared be did
not know to what use his elder brother,
who is the actual owner of it, could put it
"It is only fifteen feet wide," he said;
"just about a .ood size for an elevator."
Jacob Steam is in Europe, but his part*
ncr, Levi Strauss, stated that he was sure
Steam could do without Newnall's fifteen
foot lot, as the new building he in erecting
is amply large enough, being 61x125 feet
in dimensions. Still he thought when
Steam returns the extra ground might be
purchased to make a rear entrauce to the
Fur Obstructing the Mails.
Bern&dino Gampoli, charged with obstruct
ing the mails, had his preliminary hearing
before United States Commisiioner Haacock
on Friday. He was released on $200 bail,
pending definite action by the Grand Jury.
From the evidence introduced it appears that
Gampoli deliberately obstructed the mailcars
for a distance of 800 feet, causing a loss of
time of over three minutes.
Oriental Artistic Spoilt.
Within the last few days there has ar
rived in San Francisco from Armenia,
Turkey and Persia what is perhaps the
most notable collection of rngs, carpets
and other evidences of Oriental art that
has ever been brought to this City. It is
an unusually magnificent lot, and was im
ported by the Turkish Rug Co., 324 Sutter
street, one of the best-known firms deal
ing in Oriental stuffs in America. It has
been determined to dispose of the entire
collection at once, and to that end sales
will be held daily after to-day at 119 Mont
gomery street, where the collection may
Dates for Woman Suffragists.
The Woman Suffrage speakers wlio are cam
paigning the State have engagements as fol
lows : Mrs. Carrie Chapman Cati will speak
Monday at San Diego, Tue-dar at Los Angeles
and Thursday at sauta Ana. Rev. Anna Shaw
will speak to-morrow at the Soldier.-.' Home at
Yountviile, Tuesday at Sausallto and Wednes
day at Petuluma. Miss Susan B. Anthony will
speak to-morrow and Tuesday at San Luis
Obispo. Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt spoke yes
terday at Martini z. To-day Rev. Anna Shaw
will preach at Stockton.
The new leather goods, ladies' purses, card
cases, etc., pain «nd with gold and silver
mountings, for the fall and holiday trade are
now on sale. Good values Irom 60c to 87 50
each. Sanborn. Vail £ Co. •
AT MENLO PARK
Madames of the Sacred
Heart Preparing to
Build at Once.
It Will Be One of the Largest
Colleges in the State ot
BRICK AND STONE QUADK ANGLE
Bids for Building the Magnificent
Structure Will Soon Be
An educational establishment on a mag
nificent scale is to be opened at Menlo
Park by the Madames of the Sacred Heart.
According to the plans already com
pleted this college will rival, if not in
deed exceed, in the extent and style of its
imposing buildings all other colleges in
California, the universities excepted. The
purpose of its builders is to have a hand
some pile of buildings complete in ap
pointments and modern appliances and
of fine architectural proportions. When
finished it will be occupied by the Ma
dames, who will then direct their en
deavors to establishing a college for young
ladies in keeping with the high standard
which has made tbe houses of this order
in France famous throughout Europe.
The local community of the order has
been established in San Francisco for
about nine years, most of the time in the
academy and convent at Franklin and
Ellis streets, where daughters of some of
the best families in town have been edu
The progress of the Madames here has
been one of continued success. Families
knowing their reputation as teachers, par
ticularly in the higher branches and iiner
accomplishments, prevailed on the lady
superior to accommodate pupils, and in
that way a boarding-school was opened,
though the intention was to have only a
select day school. With the succeeding
years applications came in from a con
stantly widening field and with increasing
frequency, until now the academy on
Franklin street has boarders from Central
America, Mexico, British Columbia and
nearly all of the Pacific Coast States.
Eventually it was seen that a new and
far more commodious house was an
absolute necessity if the order would keep
pace in accommodations with its increas
ing popularity among wealthy people,
who were anxious that their daughters
should receive an education from the
Madames. A suitable site ior such a col
lege was sought, with tbe result that a
tract in Menlo Part has been purchased.
The spot where the college will be
erected faces Valparaiso avenue, on the
north side of the Southern Pacific Rail
way and a short distance from the
new theological seminary. It was bought
from the Athertons recently for a good
round sura, as the grounds are extensive
and very valuable owing to the favorable
location. Orchards and gardens and
flower nurseries surround the site, and
the prevailing climate at that particular
point is well known to be all that could be
desired, even in California itself. Those
who inspected the land say it is an ideal
place for an educational institution for
young ladies. Stanford University is but
fifteen minutes' drive toward the San
Mateo foothils, and on all sides are the
country homes of San Francisco mil
The grounds have been planted in fruit
trees; hedges have been sowed and orna
mental trees set out, so that by the time
the building is ready for occupying there
will be a beautiful park and orchard fairly
well started. Construction will not inter
fere with the trees or shribs, as an open
space large enough for all purposes of the
builders has been left where the college is
Excavations for the foundations have
been in progress for some time past, and,
in fact, specifications for bids for building
are now in readiness for contractors to
make estimates upon them. The lady
superior stated yesterday that bids on the
work will be asked at once.
"We have concluded to erect a building
of quadrangular form, inclosing a large
courtyard. The plans have been sent to
Paris to be submitted to the head of our
order there. 'They have been approvtd,
but are still in Paris. However, we ex
pect to receive them back immediately
and will then beam the work of construc
tion. Some slight changes have been
made in them, but the general plan re
mains the same. We intend to build only
one wing now and iater on to finish the
college as we need more room. The first
wing to be built will contain the working
department of the college—that is, the
laundry, kitchen, etc. As the building
will be a very expensive one, we must
take our time about finishing it. The
three remaining wings to be built are the
front and sides. And after they are occu
pied we shall build a chapel outside the
building and opposite one of the side
The new college will be built of red
brick and stone, and as well as a hand
some exterior it will be finished in the in
terior without much regard for expense,
as the aim is to have a splendid house in
which young ladies accustomed to lux
urious homes can find every comfort.
Just as soon as the plans are received
from Paris, bids will be asked for the first
wing, ana then work will commence.
When it is occupied as a boarding college
a change will be made in the local
academy, which will then be a day school
"The Finest" Go Down to Posterity.
During the parade of the police force on
Thursday last Colonel Marceau photographed
the entire body from an elevation of fifteen
feet, at the corner of Hayes street and Van
Ness avenue. Subsequently Bushnell the pho
tographer took the portraits of the individuals
at the head of the department. Chief Crowley
was furnished with the proofs Friday after
from U.S. Journal of Medicine.
if y\^ -d->^ w^9 a special-'
Wrim fPty of Epilepsy, has
i II without doubt treat-
JL JL w^Jtd • and cured * more
■'- cases than any living
/ .. > A J his success
I II I u/1 is astonish-
. 'I heard of
cases of 20 years' standing cured by
him. ; He publishes a valuable work
on this disease, which he sends
with a large bottle of his absolute
cure, free to any sufferer ; who may
send their P.O. and Express address.
We advise anyone wishing a cure
Ito address r a %i?T^™ffSh|T?|P
cv you mm
NOT— CAN you afford to SECURE
some of these matchless bargains, but
can you afford to MISS them?
You will need something sooner or
And iis it economy to wait when
NOW you can buy at greatly reduced
We shall remove before January. 1,
and we are determined that not a
dollar's worth of our present enor-
mous stock will go into the new
store. Every article must be sold be-
fore we open our new building.
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