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WE DELIVER THE GOODS GRAB-IT-QUICK BARGAINS Placer Street Residence City Bargains City Bargains Brick house, strictly modern, has 4 rooms. Lot 5-room brick house, modern, and occupied by Large lot with two frame houses; all modern. 30x I(00. owner who has made many substantial im- On Dakota Street. Price $1,00 provements. Terms reasonable. Price $2,600 Price $1,600 SriThree one-story brick dwellings; all modern; S-handsome brick of c8 rooms at a sacrifice, lot 50x100; rental $120.00; terms reasonable. W alkerville Right in heart of the city. wo sory 'al houes, 4 roomseach and 4-room brick; modern; lot 60x100 ; barn 14x24. Price $7,500 each lot 30x I00. Nice home-Bargain. Price $1,500 10-room modern brick house will be sold for Price $600 o$800 cash; all the time wanted on balance. any reasonable offer. Great chance for an in Price $600 vestment. Requires only a small amount of 3-room frame house, close in; good repair. cash. Stevensville Price $600oo Choice home on South Side; 5-room frame; Stevensville 3-room house and large barn. Lot 30x 100. Lot 30x 100. Owner says sell. Make us an l0-acre ranch, very near Stevensville, with 5- Rental $18.50; close in. Price $950 offer. room house, barn, etc. Valued at $1700.00. Will trade for Butte real estate. A large corner lot; 5-room frame; all modern. O n Your Own Home Corner Front and Maryiand. Price $1,600 Nice one, close in; 4-room brick veneer; extra Silver Bow Park Very pretty 6-room frame, completely furnished. large lot. Lot 33x82. Price $1,6oo Price $1,00 Lots in Silver Bow Park. Fine corner lot; 7-room frame, all modern, Modern 7-room brick dwelling; lot 30x100; at Price $125 and up hard finished. Price $2,200 a reduced price for quick sale. Great bargain. K. FORMEL & CO.,, Real Estate Dealers 101 W. Porphyry Street. Phone 758 M NOBLE WORK OF THE PRIESTS IN EARLY CALIFORNIA DAYS N~~X in iitt 1..:. ý "t It. i; ýt I11 II ll the tlý,tt ('iil t;.. !t :I : I 1 t,1 1 w tIt Iii ~ ~ ~ ~ li li ii"' n u 1t XX itii SANTA BAROP-RA MISSION. 4 0 IC1 :,i cidel to again undertake to colonize Cal ifornia. Admiral Don Isador Ontando was applointed commander of the expedi tion. The fathers were of the Jesuits, the archblishop of Mexico conferring the honor of leader on Pather Eusiblo Francisco Kuhn, a German priest, much loved by all who knew him. In 1683 the expedition set sail for Lower California and it was there that active operations commentced and many Indians were converted. The expenlse proved too great and the scheme was considered impracticable, lAftir a sr..,tol cfTort Iby ()ntlndo and KIuhii the Spanish govcrn ut i ithdlrew the t.xediti mn anld ofltr l tihe entire control to the Jemuits with the nlarge grants if they woutl cmtinlue tile irojected undertarking. 'lihe Ipropl at was not accet ptd by the fIathrs aml this terminiated the grand un dcrtaking for a timic. F:ittle r KuIlii Ilater mllct a priest aIs cour ageous as himself, and with the love and enthusiasm of the Catholic faith, under took themselves, without means and with out support, to accomplish what the Span ish government had failed in. Father Kuhn's colleague was Father Salvaturra, Fathers Pecola and Ugarta joined Fathers Kuhn and Salvaturra later and the untiring and faithful priestq established several missions in Lower California. From 1730 to 1760 it was uphill work for the Jesuits. Popular feeling was against them, although they had converted the barren country into a paradise, and In 1768 misfortune overtook them and they were compelled to leave their field of la bor, King Charles III of Spain issuing a order for all Jesuits to leave the Spanish domains. Not long after the Jesuits were banished tlhe Spanish government gave the Fran ciscan Friars control of the missionts atd orders to establish missions in New Cali fornia, The Franciscan monks estab lished headquarters at San Francisco, Ju nopen Serra was chosen director of the California missions, On July it, 1769, the Spn Diego mission was founded. This mission is fast going to ruin, a few walls remain standing. Th* Landmark club is trying to preserve what they can of the missions of Southern Cali fornia, The funds of this club are limite4 and although their work is good, it lack the massive and grand effort of the orig· inal. The old fathers builded better thant they knew'. The club has done its best a urk at Sait Juan Capistrano and San l:ernando. In 1769 an expedition with Portala in comnmand set out for ,Montercy. Of this expedition Iret Ilarte wrote: "Pious Portala" journeying by land, Reared higth across the heathen strmld, Then far away I)ragged his slow caravan to 'Monterey. The mountain whispered to the valleys, good. The sun, slow sinking in the Western flood, Baptized in blood, The holy standard of the Brotherhiood. The timid fog crept landward front the, sea, Drew near, embraced it and steamed far and free, Saying, 0 ye Gentiles and heathens, this is truly lke. All this the heathen saw, anid when once more The holy fathers touched the lonely shore, Then covered o'er W\ith shells and gifts their witness bore. With this party were Friars Crespi and Gomez, and on June 3, 1770, San Carlos CARMEL MISSION. a=. ,.., ., ,·..v u s.. r.9, . ".i ·· i ll~ was futiled. This mIission is small but decidedly interesting. It is in a wonderful state of preservation. Few visitors to this charnming old church realize that lhe floor they walk on is mnade of whale bone. The large bones found in Monterey hay were pult into small squares like our modern tiling and the floor made of these small hits of ISone. Not far south of San Carlos stands the ruins of Carmel mission. The location of this old ruin is romantic in the extreme. We give the reader Gertrude Atherton's description of this location as she gives it in one of her latest novels: "A great mountain looms up oil the other side of the valley. It was steep, as if the great ocean had gnawed it flat, but only the beautiful valley lay under; out in the 6cean it tapered to an immntiense irregular mass of rocks over which the breakers leapt and fought. Carmel river sparkling peacefully beneath its moving willows. The blue lay murmured to the white sands with the peace of evening. Close to the little beach the old mission hung its dilapidated headt. 'Through its yawning arches dark objects flitted; mould was on the yellow walls; from yawning crevice the rank grass grew. Only the tower still defied the ele Iments and vandals, although the winld whistled through its gaping windows and its silver bells were no more. The huts about the church had collapsed like old musslcs, but in their ruins still whispcred the story of the past." San Antonio mission was located at Santan Lucas mountains, July 14. 1771, and that of San Gabriel in the San ;abriel valley tile same year. And the following year San l.uis Olbispo mission was found el. Within 50o years the Franciscan Friars established 25 missions and made betweren 85,00o and 90,000 converts. Santa lIar bara mission is probably in a better state of preservation than any of the others, and has the most beautiful grounds. At the present time there is a small number of Franciscans there. The fathers, going from mission to mis sion, would always walk, and when old age found them too feeble to make tlhe trips by foot, it was then they realized that their work was over. Some of the resting places stand yet. The Ortage ranch is one, the last stop he fore reaching Santa Barbara. It scat at this ranch Helen hunt Jackson spent her time while writing "Ramona," one of the most interesting stories of early lift- in Southern California. The Ford ranch is another resting place, usually the last night before reaching Montercry being spent there. Thus the fathers would make their journeys from San Diego to .Montercry and Monterey to San Diego on foot. GEORGE WESI.EY 1AVIS.