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SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-UNION.
n.titv . rvioN sekies-tol. IXV- No. 9240.
I>ALLI BKCORD BEBIES-YOL. X.YII-No. 4344.
. HALE & CO., CBETEEION STORE.
MISREPRESENTATION IN BUSINESS
Is a matter that so closely concerns the pockets of the public, as
to 'demand i more than passing bsnsifleration from any Merchant
■who, knowing his lmsinsis, aims to build up a trade such as
a Firm should ultimately have just reasons to bs entirely proud of.
41 Ho Misrepresenting Permitted 1"
Is a statem.3nt often enough made to the people of Sacramento by those who
vainly hoped to control the trade of the city, but many have found out long
ere this that though the maxim was often quoted, yet the moments when it
was put into practica were as rare as Angel visits.
It becomes necessary for us to claarly express our meaning en this subject,
because we are not ignorant of the fact that through the tricks of some and
the double-dealing of others, the maxim we have chosen as our topic has
really bacomg very little el c than a by-word and a mockery.
ma IS KATBEK ISFOaTJ > VTK FOU IS IN REPEATI.VU THE 3IAXE3I, KIT
IN OUR HOUSE, AT LEAST, NO MISREPRESENTATION
WILL BE TOLERATED!
And this announcement, instead of a humbug, will by us be made a reality,
and a solid, practical, enduring theory in our business.
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Making bo distinct a declaration of our action in this recard, it is but natural that
•we should be ASKED WHY WE CONSIDER OURSELVES IN A POSITION TO
-THOROUGHLY CARRY OUT AN IDEA which others have failed to put into
proper execution, though as emphatic in their statement of it as we are.
AS A REPLY TO SO NATURAL AN INQUIRY, made by a people too often
duped already by plausible announcements, we would examine the methods of those
who " profess the faith," and apply to our investigation a little of that analysis which
by some is confined to chemical elements, but by others would find a much ampler field,
if directed towards their business.
In all undertakings, whether in Business, Religion, Politics or Science, if we desire
to attain certain results : or, in other words, if we aim to reach certain ends, we must
be careful to USE MEANS THAT WILL BE IN HARMONY WITH THE
ULTIMATE AIM IN VIEW ; and it follows naturally that there may be certain con-
ditions under which IT IS UNREASONABLE TO EXPECT NO MISREPRESEN-
There are certain methods, not unknown among Houses in this city claiming
the popular patronage, which are well calculated to goad the Salesman into __ mis-
representation or any petty trick, in order to effect a sale under difficulties. WITH
THESE METHODS WE HAVE NO SYMPATHY, AND THEY WILL FIND NO
SHELTER IN OUR BUSINESS.
,-WE I»O NOT BELIEVE I.V THE POLICY OF SETTING OXE SILESM4X IS COM-
PETIT!©!* AGAIXST ABiOTIIKU, CIYIXG ME. SMITH TO IXDERSTAXD ; THAT WE
TAKE SPECIAL INTEREST IX SEEIXC HIM SELL MOKE GOODS THAN MR. JOKES.
AT THE SAME TIME TELLIXG MR. JONES THAT OI R AMBITION IS TO SEE HIM
VET ,urn WITH MR. «OIIT!I-Tlir.\ I'RGI.XG ROTH SOT TO LET AM OPPOR-
TI MTV KLIP FOR EI-'IT.t'TIXG A SALE.
WE DESPISE THAT STYLE OF BUSINESS so popular in Pawnshops, which
insists that if a visitor asks for a Violin and the Salesman has not got one, then he must
sell a Viola, because the purchaser may not know the difference, and it is necessary that
the customer buy before the Salesman ceases his efforts.
IT IS NO WONDER that Salesmen are unscrupulous in their actions, when
Merchants finding certain goods poor value and badly handled, place a percentage of
the profits to the credit of the Salesman who sells them. What better incentive of
MISREPRESENTATION can a Salesman have than this Yet this is just what is
done every hour in the day by some Houses catering for public favor.
IS IT REMARKABLE that Salesmen at any hazard sell to visitors, by misrepresenta-
tion or otherwise, when each day the Merchant comes round, demanding a reason for
the Salesman not selling more goods, and at judicious intervals threatening to discharge
the employe unless he can do better than Mr. So and So ? The result, as the public can
see, being that Salesmen are shifted, and new ones take their anxious places very
frequently indeed. r*--'r^
TO CROWN ALL— What can be expected from employes, when the House itself
publishes, as facts, a lot of rubbish which EVERY EMPLOYE KNOWS TO BE MERE
ADVERTISING ; the result being that the Salesman is ever ready, upon proper provo-
cation, to betray the public, whose confidence has already been taken advantage of by
NONE OF THESE PRINCIPLES
WILL BE TOLERATED BY US !
We will judge our Salesmen only by their careful and reliable attention to the
-wants and wishe3 of visitors, and we will always instruct them never to sell goods to
any customer unless in a fair, straightforward manner, without "trickery of any kind ;
but treating all as they would expect to be treated by WHITE MEN.
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We will not tell the public one thing and tell the Salesman something different.
We take our stand upon those principles set forth in our announcements to the people.
THEREFORE, WITH US, THE MAXIM:
"No Misrepresentation Allowed,"
Will not be a mere empty sound, but will be the natural
result of a system of a business based upon the principle
that we ( can directly BENEFIT THE PUBLIC WHILE
WE ASSIST OURSELVES.
HALE BROS. & CO.,
JDLJDL 1 a rfi JDJ^vDt C 6 \J\J*j
»- Iv STREET, -2#
BETWEEN EIGHTH AND NINTH, SACRAMENTO.
kP. S — Store opens daily at 7 o'clock A. M.
O. A. HALE k CO., SAX JOSE. O. A. HALE * CO., STOCKTON.
SACRAMENTO, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEKBER 13, 1880.
; MECHANICS' STORE.
WE All PLEASED !TO AMOUICS THE ASSIVAL
OF OUR LATEST IMPORTATION OF
FALL and WIHTEK
-CONSISTING OF THE
~ i Sewestand Most Stylish Garments j
That the Eastern Market affords. This invoice of goods
comes direct from th 9 hands of a manufacturer
whose goods have a
3ST A.TIOjST^L. REPUT^TIOISr
Hr Many of the New Lines of Clothing above referred to, though finer and more
costly, are still better value than we have ever before offered. Those desirous of
THE HANDSOMEST FINISHED! ',
MOST STYLISHLY CUT GOODS !
Should not fail to visit us while our lines are yet complete. Among the very many
NOVELTIES RECEIVED, we will mention the following
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We have a nice line of serviceable garments, at '.. $5 00
Chinchilla Overcoats — in Blue, Black or Brown— (half wool lined).... ...§8 75
All-wool Blue Chinchilla Double-breasted Overcoat (excellent va1ue)........... §10 00
AN ITEM FOR EXTRA LARGE MEN :
Chinchilla Overcoats, in sizes from 42 to 50 inches around the che5t. ...... .$l3 00
Brown Kersey Overcoats, suitable for business wear...... ..Sll 00
Fancy Grey Cheviot, Double Back Overcoat, extra long and very stylish. . .... Slli CO
Brown Twilled, Fancy Back, Cassimero Ulsterette — at present all the rage in
Eastern cities .. ...... ; ...../...„... SIS 50
„ SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW!
THE SURTOUT OVERCOAT, extra long, silk sleeve lining, and hand- "
somely trimmed ?li> 00
Light Colored, extra heavy all-wool Cheviot Overcoat, double-back, exceedingly
stylish ............. . . ..... : . .. ...... .... ...:.;. .120 00
Fine Black Chinchilla Overcoat, cloth bound, satin lined .$22 00
New Style Brown French Casaimere Overcoat, striped satin sleeve lining — a hand-
some garment for business or dress wear $23 50
Best Quality Blue Tricot Overcoat, Bilk bound, satin sleeve lining and silk body
lining (very elegant and choice for Dress 0verc0at) ..................... .$24 00
We have the largest and most complete line ever placed on our counters.
We offer Excellent Business Suits for $8, .$9, $0 75.
$10, $11, $11 50 and $12.
We would call particular attention to the following
line ot Brown Fancy Cheviot Sack Suits (very
neat and stylish) .-' ' - : /-; - J--; v sl2 50
gST We consider this line one of our best values, and believe it will prove to be
the most successful SUIT of the season.
.A.SXEZ TO SEE IT!
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Cheviot Suits, in light colors and fancy stripes (handsome goods) $10 50
Dark Tweed and Cheviot Sack Suits, cut in the latest fashion (very neat) . .'. . . . $18 50
Extra Fine Dark Cassimere Sack $uits— Broadway style . . .'..... . . ... . . .'. . . $22 00
Dark Blue Figured Melton English Walking Suit (very hand50me) .......:.... $21 00
New Style, Dark, All-wool Cassimere English Walking Suit ......:.... .... .$2l 00
Neat, Small Dark Plaid Sack Suit, high button (very fashionable) $20 00
OUR SATIN-LINED, " PRINCE ALBERT" COAT AND VEST. §25 00
Black Doeskin and Beaver Suits, from §13 to $40
IN BLUE CHINCHILLA (excellent va1ue).......... Sl3 50
Full and Complete Line of Worsted and Diagonal Sack and Frock Suits.
An Excellent Variety of Gossamer, Mackintosh and Rubber Clothing.
IN BOYS' CLOTHING
WE Hill. THE FOLLOWING NEW. LINES TO OFFER S
JOSIE SUITS. from S3 50 to .$ll 50
SCHOOL SUITS ................from $4 50 to $8 75
BOYS' SUITS, 10 to 15 years .... .... .................... ... . from $4 50 to 813 50
YOUTHS' 5U1T5....:............... .................from 96 00 to $18 50
Full line of Children's, Boys' and Youths' Overcoats.
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Nos. 400, i*% 401, 400, 108 X street, Sacramento.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
A LETTER WRITTEN BEFOEB THE ELEC
TION FULi Of PEOPHECT.
Garflald— Conkling— Sherman— The Admin
istration that Is To Anxious
Washington, October 28, ISSO.
The attitude of California in this cam
! paign just drawing to a close, as I have
observed it through the columns of the
Recobd-Union, has been such a3 to en
dear me yet more to a State round which i
cluster tho recollections of four happy j
years of sojourn there, and four more re
cent years of relation to her people as a
correspondent from Washington. j Some of
the very best things Eaid in this canvass
have been said by California editors and
orators, and some of the most sagacious
predictions and suggestions to which the
occasion has given rise I have found in the
editorials of the liwoßi>- Union. I had
the pleasure of showing General G vrh'eld
this paper's first editorial on his nom
ination, which reached me about the
time of his visit here the fol
lowing week. It - was ; very pleasantly
received. California is . second to ,no i
community under the sun in love for fair
play, and I know how indignantly your
best minds flout the fraudulent More; let
ter purporting to express General Gariield's
views on the Chinese question, and will
thunder forth their scorn 'at this attempt
to deceive her voters with a clumsy lie.
It is wonderful to me how at your great
distance from the focus of affairs you so
With the most delicate variations of public
thought on the great topic 3of the day.
California newspapers would be ashamed
to make the blunders in interpreting the
public heart that are made here by our lo
cal press. General Garlield once said to me :
" Oculists tell us there is one blind point at
the very center of the human eye. Just ,
so, I have sometimes thought, is Washing- ;
ingtun in a political campaign. . It is the j
one non-visual point in the whole ■
country." You know we have no suf- j
frage here. The better class of citizens i
were glad to give it up on account of •
the corruption and misrule engendered by
adding to our forty per cent, ot irreeponsi- ,
ble colored voters the same element from
outside that could at an hour's notice be '
massed here from Maryland and Virginia ]
under the | lead of defiant and despotic .
demagogues. It was better to give up the
mockery of self-government, and trust '
wholly to Congress and the Executive. It '
is meet and Incoming that the national j '
Capital and its environment should be free j I
from the actual conflict of campaign war- | I
fare, but the sympathetic pressure is in- | 1
tense, for Washington is a city of placemen i ;
and place-hunters. Nowhere in all the l
land is there such fear and trembling when i
the result hangs doubtful in the balance. <
Twenty thousand Government clerks — our (
respectable middle - class . population— i '
know that their retention depends upon i
the continuance of a Republican Ad- ]
ministration, and their party devotion is i
stimulated accordingly. The male clerks '
have very generally gone home to vote, :
except those who gave up their citizenship '
at their former homes when the suffrage '
was established here. Those living in i
doubtful States have such a pressure <
brought to bear upon them that it would !
not be safe for them to remain supine. It 1
is not to be denied that an assessment of
two per cent, on their salaries (this year it i
has been three per cent.), added to the
cost of going SOU or 1 000 miles to deposit
their ballots .is a severe temporary drain '
upon them ; but there are few who grumble ]
at it. The Democratic party grumbles for .
them by the wholesale. From the Maine
election till the victory in Ohio and Indiana |
A PITIFUL ANXIETY '
Throughout the Departments, ■ and on the '
Tuesday of the latter election few male •
clerks attended with any show of faithful- !
ness to routine duty. Women are by habit '
more faithful, more steadfast than men,
and though the female clerks had more at :
stake, because if discharged from the ;
Government service fewer avenues of earn- ;
ing a livelihood would be open to them I .
than to men, and none that pay as well in ,
proportion to the labor, yet it was the ,
men who flopped I about and stood ;in
groups in the corridors with intense faces
on that day, and went singing and hurrah
ing through the halls the day following, to •
the great scandal of grave old government ■
walls ; but the tension which many a
mother's nerves had undergone as she had j
sat at her desk pondering how her little ;
ones would bs fed if a change of adminis
tration threw her out upon the world, was :
evidenced that Wednesday morning, by ,
the quiet tears of joy they shed over pon- ,
derous letter- and dingy piles of offi- .
cial papers. . Said a one-armed ex-soldier,
looking up from his department desk, "It
seems like the hand of Providence. I can ,
call it nothing else." Even the Demo- ,
cratic business men here are glad for the
signs of the November victory.
AN ARBITRARY CHANGE j
Of so large an element of society, an ele
ment, too, that has its regular monthly
stipend, and is pretty generally honest and
reliable in meeting business obligations,
would be disastrous to our limited mercan
tile interests. There was an almost total
suspension of all trade here, but that in the
bare necessities of life, from the Maine de
feat till the October victory ; and business
firms felt it sorely. Our army and navy
officers are generally considered* as neutral
in politics as 'live red-blooded . men can be
in a republic, but there is an active inter
est taken on both sides among them in this
campaign. General McDowell, who has
just arrived ' from across .the continent to
cast his " vote for Garfield, : .' is . ■•■ not
an • isolated • case. . j Within , three
days two prominent naval 'I officers, '. a
Commodore and ,a J Captain, have ex
pressed to me their joy at the Republican :
prospect. ■ You have noticed that General
Sheridan lays particular and satisfied stress
on the probable Republican complexion of
Congress. This is a very general feeling
among his comrades. The Forty-fifth and
Forty-sixth Congresses have so hewed j and
hacked at the < army 1 that military men
have little love for the majority in power.
They say it is always unfortunate for the
army any navy when Congress and the Ex
ecutive are of opposite political parties.
They become the first bone of contention,
and appropriations are cut down or alto
gether withheld till the life of an army
man becomes abject and 1 full of apprehen
sion. "■'. .. .;" '."'. ;■ -..-■. s '■.-■".
iv In the States where Congressmen have
already been voted for it is interesting to
notice not merely the Republican gain nu
THE STRONG • MEN : . .
That have been slaughtered in the ranks of
the opposition. McMahon of Dayton, and
Hurd iof Toledo, both "snowed ; under,"
are two of the most trusted and active men
on the Democratic side. The first is a lead
ing man on the Appropriations Committee,
and was, before *■ that, well j and V favorably
known on the Potter committee and on the .
i impeachment of Secretary Belknap. Prac
| tioally he conducted the case against that
I effieer. He is the natural son of a late
eminent member of the Baltimore bar,
j whos* name he does not bear, aii'l ■was
I educated by his father at St. Xiviers Cbl-
I lege, Cincinnati. Frank Hurd is a fine
lawyer, an able debater, and is prominent
on the Judiciary Committee. Except that
he drinks to excess, he is a strong man
here. The loss of half a dozen ordinary
members would not so demoralize the
Democracy as the loss of these two. The
fact is, that party lacks men of broad in
telligence. At the North our beet thinkers,
our brainiest and most progressive men,
range themselves on the Republican side.
If you listen impartially from the galleries
to the speeches delivered on both «td«S,
jou eaunot help noting the pitifai de
ficiency of power in the opposition. As
an intellectual treat I would rather ses the
twi< parties more evenly balanced inn I
of braius. In regard to
_ THE SOUTHER.. 1 * MEMBERS,
They are not men of broad culture. The
curse of sentimental superficiality is fas
tened on them all. Their insanedevotion to
State-righ'.s permeates them and has dwarf
ed their development. They are fullof brute
courage, gallant, but vapid men to know.
Compare Wade Hampton with John Sher
man in the recent ieti ■' ■-!• between the
two. Which touched the bottom of his
resources soonest, and made a hopeless,
ridiculous fiasco ? .Not the Northern man.
Wade Sampton, born Maid Northern
institutions and thoroughly educated ac
cording to our standards, would have made
twice the man he is. Proctor Knott and J.
G. C. Black I urn, both of Kentucky, are
probably the ablest men hers from the old
slave States. The former has- taste, wit
and practical accuinen, the latter has youth,
wonderful energy, and practical insight
into affairs. But they both go off at half
cock when they try to cope with our disci
plined minds from the North on any great
question. Mr. Blackburn is called vestige
Wiper Blackburn now, from his boast dur
ing the extra session that his party would
" wipe from the statutes every vestige of
the war legislation." None of these I
have named are more than equal to our
second-class men from Northern constit-
uencies — men who make the nation, not
the State, their object of devotion. The
odds are fearfully against any party that
lacks both a great cause and eminent talent
in defending it, as matched against a party
that has both. Witnes9the shallow, shift
ing way tn which they have worried
through this Presidential campaign. In
the first place, at Cincinnati they wm
To the strength the Republicans wsuld
wield in having drawn their standard
bearer from the ranks of the laboring
people. Two years ago I heard General
Garfield say, "Our society does not resem
ble the crust of the earth with its impassa
ble barriers of rock ; but resembles rather
! the waten of the mighty sea — deep, broad,
I boundless, and yet so tree in all its parts
I that the drop that mingles with the sand
at t"he bottom is free to rise through all the
mas 3of waters till it fl;.s e-. in tie light i n
the crest of the highest wave." I thought
of this when his name came boomiug ,over
the wires from Chicago on thi.t inoiiientoas
Bth of June. He was neither my first nor
my second choice for the nomination : but
he has braius and experience enough to
make an illustrious administration. It
will not be so child- like and bland as the
administration of Mr. Hayes has been.
Those who vote fcr him thinking that it
will be a continuance of the Hayes meth
ods do not comprehend the radical differ
ence between the two men. Garliuld has
strong individuality and will be ambitious
A DEFINITE V;ARK
Upon the history of his century. His Ad
ministration will have great merits, and it
will have its faults. I believe he will do
his conscientious best — partly because h«
will be ambitious of a second term. His I
state papers will certainly be admirable.
They will command the attention and re
spect of the whole reading world. The
campaign so near its close has not been
one in which a woman could enjoy partici
pating. It has had no sentimental side.
It has been a business man's campaign,
virile in its meaning and in its methods ;
but from a philosophical stand-point, inter
esting to watch, and the three dominant
figures have been Grant, Conkling and
Sherman. We all knew just how Carl
Schurz would stand from the moment he
I was seen taking that long drive with Gea
i eral Garfield when the latter visited Wash
ington soon after the Chicago Convention.
And as to "Blame of Maine," God bless
him, we knew how undimmed his ardor
was four years ago in the campaign
by his defeat at Cincinnati, with
victory so near his grasp, but he could not
foresee all he would have to contend with
in Maine. What Blaiue was to the Hayes
campaign, Roecoe Conkling has been to
this, only with the difference in method
necessitated by the law of their natures ;
and Mr. Conkling's part has had the strong
dramatic interest which the unexpected
always lends to the heroic, l'ut it down
in your mental note books, friends : Seia
tor Conkling's opening of the New York
campaign, followed by his tour through
Ohio and Indiana, is the most memorable
feature of the most memorable political
campaign of this generation. You and I
knew, and he probably did, that his name
was not popular in the Middle Western
States. The river steamboat inter
ests felt that he had discriminated
against them in the Committee on Com
merce, in favor of the ocean steamers, no
tably by compelling as complete and ex
pensive equipment against accident in the
former case as the latter. Journeying
through Ohio during the Hayes campaign
your correspondent found herself arguing
an hour among a little knot of Ohio river
steamboat owners, to convince them that
Itoscoe Conkling and William A. Wheeler
really had not a corrupt interest in Bab
cock's tire extinguisher.
THIS LOCAL I>ISAFKE(TJON
Toward Mr. Conkling had much to do with
the coolness with which his aspirations
were enubbed at Cincinnati, and with the
unyielding opposition that his plans and
methods met at Chicago. You will re
member that the keenest thrust given him
there was from a Wheeling delegate,
Campbell, the son of the great
founder of the Disciple sect, Alexan
der Campbell. Then, too, there was
the episode of Narragansett Pier ;
and as even a Conkling is not
superior to the good will of his fellow men,
one can imagine the cool deliberation with
which he made up his mind that this must
not be an " off year " with him — then
grandly sailed in. I confess myself an
unwilling votary of Koscne Conkling. Ev
ery particle of admiration I feel for his
genius I have yielded grudgingly, inch
by inch ; bat how the man does
greaten. on one's view ! There js
a greatness of self-consciousness as
well as a greatness of unconsciousness.
I think Mr. Conkling and Mr. Sherman
represent these two extremes. In speak
ing Secretary Sherman lacks self-conscious
ness conspicuously. He is full of his sub
ject and he fires his sentences off so
rapidly they almost " telescope " into one
another. He is guileless in bis judgment
of men except where the realization of
guile ia rudely forced upon him, as in
Wade Hampton's late explosion. Mr.
Cockling has all the wisdom and the siau-
DAIIT KF.COKn-1 •«'•!« SFRIES,
VWLI nt \II-M U. •= h U.
oils srace, the self-consciousne«9, and the
savoir faire, of the serpent who | entered
Paradise to give Eve a course of leMons in
the knowledge of ' good and eril. . But
when you have observed him a locg time,
i .BENX4TH HIS MANNERISMS,
Beneath eve.i the splendid talent thai un
derlies and ei»bles them, you find ster]im»
traits of heart and character. I know her
ia a patriot clear down to the bottom of
his heart. The ruling passion of Join
Sherman's mind is an intense love for the
Republican cause and party.'; It its broad
banner were to trail in the dn.-t of defeat I
b=>lier»it would be to bun a death- wound.
Thoso who have sometimes called .him
cold of nature have never come within the
radius of that royal, loyal Mil] that gives
itself strongly and entirely to the few be
loved objaeta of its solicitude. Mr. Sher
niau is gr»»t!y venerated in j Washington.
His private life is as
ST -7NI.KSS AS T"-!C KAKBUI
Fresh from- the sculptor's hand?. For
this, among other reason?, lie was a favor
ite candidate ibr Presidential honors among
the little cireliy of obtervaufr women ia «mr
■pol'tico-sooial ■ life, to whos9 views on
,pablie'(inestiornjmcn listen with 1 marked
respeot. Such vromtn as 'Xjs. Dahlgren,
Mary Clement, !Kid others I could name,
honored him with their first choice for tbat
high dignity. Ivt this preference' they ia- j
eluded Mrs. Sherman as well, for she has
traits that would have peculiarly fitted her
to become the ttreceesor of Mis. Hayes,
though of a temperament wholly different.
When Secretary Sherman returns- from
New York I shall take pleasure in showing:
him the editorial in the RjECOXD Dnxoh
of ; October 20th, so appreciative ., of
his high bearing in the Hampton
affair. It is an impiessive thought
tome that while these lines are punisying .
over the wide distance that separates jrour
warm hearts from mine, the grent battle
will be fought that decides the chitf mag
istracy of the most wonderful nation on,
the glube — onr common country, beloved
nf l.eaveu and enshrined in cur most rev
erent attention. In advance I send you
greeting and congratulation over a victory
for the right. Emma Jank. .
PACIFIC COAST ITEMS.
F.>rt Walsh, M. T., ladiaus are dying
Humboldt is the chief county in the
State for Oreenbackers.
There is to be a prize right in Tombstone,
Arizona, for S2OO a side.
Over fIiO.OOO was paid to the workmen
at Mare Island Wednesday.
Mount Sylvauia, an Indian mound near
Portland, Or., is to be opened.
People are leaving Bouie almost daily to
spend the winter a' a lower level.
Some plum trees in Humbo'.dt have
yielded two crops of fruit this season.
Dillon, Madison county, Montaua, con
tains 12.") buildings, andia growing rapidly.
The Missouri at Benton, Mont., is six
inches higher than it was at this time last
Port Logan, Meagher county, Montana,
has been abandoned, thecouotry being full
of settlers and no Indiana iv sight.
Much of the hay in the Santa Clara val
ley was bought up by speculators months
ago, and now ihe farmers indulge in vain re
Wcrkmen repairing the roof of a houses
at Yountville, this week, discovered that
bee 3 had built undtrthe rafters and stowed
"200 pounds of honey there.
Dr. Woody semU the Kern county Ga
zette a Hrge apple. It measures fifteen
inches around and weighs two pounds. It
was from a three-year-old tree.
There was an unusually low tide at
Santu Barbara, CaL, last week, and per
sons drove around Castle P^int on tho
beach, and as far as Galeta.
The British Columbia Penitentiary will
soon be full. Ten more will occupy all
the room, including the female department,
happily not required for the purpose origi
C. A. Morden i 3 now one of the publish
ers and proprietors of the Eureka (Xev.)
Daily Lender, and the business of the con
cern will be hereafter conducted under the
firm name of Hobart & Morden.
Charles Sherman, of Havilah, is engaged
in diverting the waters of Clear creek into
a ditch, anil needs laborers. Probably 50
men could obtain employment. The wages
are $2 a day with board and §3 without°it.
Protracted revivals are now in progress;
at Danville and San Kamon, Contra Costa,
county, and are being prosecuted with
great vigor. At Danville meetings have
been held every day and evening for three
weeks, and twenty-one conversions have
William Howell, a sewing machine agent,
met with a narrow escape in Eel river,
Humboldt county, lately. A slide occurred
on the mountain above the road, but it
split in twain, one part going behind tha
wagon and the other in front, hardly miss
ing the horses, and completely blookiug
him in a space of thirty to forty feet.
The beautiful Najoqui waterfalls are in
Santa Barbara county, not more than
three-fourths of a mile from the county
road leading frym the Santa Yncz Mission
to Gaviota. The approach is from a
northerly direction through a beautiful
canyon, studded with shrubs awl forest
trees, under which is a delightful maze of
bowlder?, brambles, poison oak vines and
ferns. The falls are said to be 300 feet
George Belshaw, of Eugene, Or., has re
ceived orders for seed wheat from Canyon
City and many other parts of Oregon ;.
also from Tennessee anil England. Tho
samples sent to Tennessee excited much
surprise and admiration, as they were of
such extra quality. The recipients of the
samples of wheat write back, saying that
they would send samples of wheat raised
in Tennessee, but the quality is so far
below that of wheat grown in Oregon that
they were ashamed to send such grain to
this country. He raised over 100 varieties
of wheat last year.
The Yuba Dam.— The Marysville Ap.
peal of November 12ih has the follow
Work was pushed steadily at the dam
on the Yuba yesterday. All the water
could not be turned from the old channel,
but filling went on, nevertheless, and con
nection was made between the ends of the
completed portions of the dam at the gap.
The brush foundation was laidr clear across,
well- staked down and loaded with sand
bags, hast night the mattress was being
placed upon it, and doubtless to-day the
ga? will be tilled to almost the hight of the
3m. 1 . The river running northward yes
terday filled the low places and piled up
against the dam to the hight of four or five
feet, extending southward to the ridge
that alone prevented it backing to the gap.
When the water accumulated there v.as
general sipage through the brush, the
water forcing much of the sand used on
the slope to enter the structure, thus leav
ing the brush bare at some places. At
auch places as are affected the dam will be
faced with sand-bags to prevent washing,
Where the sand was thus washed into the
brush it was caught and tilled all the
crevices. The indications of the dam being
completed quickly and acting successfully,
are all favorable, though it takes a hard
fight with the river to gain possession of
the old channel and nil the gap.