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To Be Invaded by the
Trolley Car
Will Pass Elijah's Cave—The Steepest
Climbers Ever Built—Subduing
the Jungfrau
HOLY LAND, Oct. 6.—ln a short time
tbe little port of Tor, on the Gulf of
Suez, will hear the cry, "All aboard for
Mount Sinai!" and in the hotels of Inter-
laken a man will go about crying out
that the train, is Just about to start for
the summit of the Jungfrau. It was a
shock to the conservative wherj the rail
way porters at Joppa began to cry out,
"All aboard for Jerus«iem!" and When
the scream of the locomotive whistle
awoke the echoes of the house of "Simon
the Tanner" it seemed like sacrilege- at
first, but now the tourist will bargain
with a hackman about his lug
gage before the gates of Jerusalem as it
he were alighting from a train in Jersey
City. A pilgrim to the Holy Land now
goes not "with sandal shoonand scallop
shell," but with one of Cook's return
trip tickets. Since the British occupa-
tionj of Egypt there has been a constant
flow of tourists' caravans from that
country out to the Sinaian desert and to
that mountain where the Lord gave unto
man the ten comrnaindimerts «r>d down
whose slopes Moses "trod, all glowing,
from the presence of his God."
At any time In the spring can be found
sitting under the palm trees In the court
yard at Shepard's hotel at Cairo Amer
icans. Englishmen or Germans who
have just i t turned from a trip to Mount
Sinai. Mindful of this fact, a company
has been formed to build a railroad from
Tor, on the Gulf of Suez, to the summit
of the sacred mountain, and work on it
has already begun. When the railroad,
is completed one can take a steamer at
Alexandria and travel comfortably to
the little seaport of Tor, whence a first
class railroad train will be In waiting to
take him to the summit of Mount Sinai,
extra charge for parlor cars, and passes
not good on limited trains.
It is only about fifty miles from Tot
to the Summit of Mount Sanai in a
straight line, but the railroad will run in.
a circuitous route after it strikes that
group of mountains, the largest of
which is said by tradition to be the
Mount Sinai of the Scriptures. The rail
road will pass, the cave in which the
prophet Elijah hid when he was fleeing
from the priests of Baal, and there will
be a depot at the place where the Em
press Helena erected a stone cross, and
where, tradition says, Moses stood when
he talked with God.
The mountain is accessible on only
one side, and even on that side it will be
something of an, engineering feat to get
the railroad up. Think of a conductor
coming around to collect tickets while
the train skirts along those dark crags
which frowned down upon the children
of Israel camped below them, and stop
ping for refreshments in that sacred
spot where Moses received the law!
I The railroad to the summit of the
| Jungfrau Is to be an electric one, and
I the first section of it Is to be opened
next spring. Heretofore the summit of
I the Jungfrau has been attained only
i with much toil and danger. Now elec
! trieity will transport tourists to th;
i very summit while they recline in com
' fortable seats and look out of the car
I window on, the world below. Think how
much more comfortable it will be to lean
back in one's seat and puff a good cigar
as one slips along between the glaciers
and the mountain torrents, than to
ciimb the mountain in the old style of
guides and ropes and physical exertion..
There must be a reminder in the heart
of the railway tourist to the top of th-i
Jungfrau, however, of the old hymn:
Must I be carried to the skies on flowery
j beds of ease.
While others tight to win the prize, etc.
| Nevertheless the ordinary tourist Will
! take the railroad.
The railroad will first climb the steeps
of Mount Eiger anci from thence make
its way along the spurs of that moun
i tain over to Mount Monch, ani from
there to the higher slopes of the Juns
frau. Soon after It strikes the Jung
frau triere will be a steep incline to the
summit. The summit Is 13.670 feet above
the level of the sea.
It was rot until 1811 that adwenturous
persons were able to reach the summit
lof the Jungfrau, and before that was
accomplished many lives were lost in
the attempt. In a short while, however,
it will be only a matter of buying a
ticket at Ir.ter'.aken to accomplish the
ascent. The cars which ascend the
Jungfrau will be hauled by an, electric
| locomotive which will depend for Its
traction on a "rack rail." In.other words
it will be a "cogwheel" road.
A train will consist of two cars, one
of which will have the e-leetric motor
in it ami will really be the engine. An
other car will be for passer«ers or
freight, or both Some of the gradients
to be climbed will be as high as 25 per
cent. It will be really a trolley line, for
the power will be supplied, from an.over
heaci wire. The Jungfrau locomotive
will be this most powerful cogwheel
locomotive that has been constructed so
far and will have a "tractive effort" of
14,500 pounds.
Of all the mountain climbing roads
those of Mount Sinai and the Jungfrau
are the most ambitious, and the Jung
frau road is the most elaborate experi
ment in the use of electricity for moun
tain, climbing that has ever been. made.
There is an electric railway in Massa
chusetts which climbs Mount Tom, but
Mount Tom Is a molehill compared to
the Jungfrau. There Is a steam cog
wheel railroad which runs up the Rigi
from Lake Lucerne. And when the De
cember nights are hot in Rio Janeiro a
cogwheel railroad takes th* Brazilians
3000 feet up the side of Corcovado, where
they dine at the "Pineras," with the
sparkling city spread out below on one
side and. the ocean on the other, while
the sabia's sweet song is heard In-the for
CORONADO, Oct. 23 —(Regular Cor
respondence.) Sidney B. Cushing of
San Rafael, president of the Mt. Tamol
pais Railway company, is sojourning at
the hotels
D. M. Barringer, one of the best known
mining men of Arizona, is at the hotel,
accompanied by his bride, nee Miss Mar
garet Bennett.
TJ. F. Newlin returned on Friday eve
ning from an extended hurling trip be
low the line.
Mr. and. Mrs. F. B. Christie of Pater
son, N. C, have returned for a longer
stay at the hotel.
A new enclosure is building on thie
hotel lawn to better accommodate the
deer for the winter.
Miss Frances Cary of D avenue has
returned from a year's visit to friends
in Philadelphia.
The Smyth and Rice Comedy company
was among the week's visitors.
F. C. Clayton, Birmingham, England,
is registered here.
A very pretty event of the week was
a children's party, given at Hotel dei
Coronado on Monday afternoon, to cel
ebrate the sixth birthday of Master
Wilder Johnson Bowers. Luncheon was
served in the banquet room, with covers
for eight. The table dejorations were
violets, smilax and' rosebuds, and. six
tapers decorated the birthday cake. The
invited guests were the Misses Loleta
and Norma Burling, Chubbins Healy.
Adeline Kellogg, and Masters Worthing
ton Davis, Vernon Kellogg and Carlos
Mr. and Mrs C G. Strauss of Chicago
are enjoying life at the hotel.
Recent eastern arrivals include Mr.
and Mrs. H. G. Pounsford and children,
Mrs. T. K. Bagley and Herbert P. Aiken
of Cincinnati.
May Cook Sharp of Corona-do gave a
piano recital at Portland, Or., on Wed
nesday of last week.
Miss S. E. Lenard, Mrs. Overman and
Miss Pratt of Chicago, representing
American Resorts, have been passing
a few day 9at Hotel del Coronodo.
C. W. Warner, ticket and transporta
tion agent of the Mount Lowe railway,
was at Coronado the past week.
Andrew Johnson was a recent Los An
geles visitor here.
S. P. Fullinwier, TJ. S. N., is among
the week's guests.
George B. Grant of Pasadena is stay
ing here.
lira. X. Fisher who has been visiting
at her old home In Canada has returned
to the hotel.
A. M. Barrn»m of Los Angeles was
down on Tuesday.
Another Importation ot monkeys hat
arrived for the Coronado "happy family.'
Commander Balltngton Booth, accom
panied by Major Gardner and Robt. C
Gardner, made Hotel del Ccronado his
headquarters during his recent visit tc
the bay region.
Messrs. Howard Crosby Brokaw and
George F. Brokaw of New York did
some very pretty shooting on the bay
during their sojourn at Coronado. Wil
let, snipe and curlew were the principal
A. N. Fessenden Is down from Pasa
dena for a week's visit.
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 23 — (Regular Cor
respondence.) Henry Frank, aged about
60 years, who had lived many years In a
little cabin In Mission valley, was found
dead yesterday afternoon in his yard.
Frank was subject to heart trouble, and
was advised that his end would come
suddenly. He had been mending his
fence a-t the time of his death, and
when found had a hammer in his hand.
At the coroner's inquest this morning
a verdict was returned of death from
heart failure. The deceased leaves a
sister in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mrs. Kate Wyatt gave a farewell re
ception ls»st night at her home, The
Gables, to her distinguished relatives,
Colonel Selden Smart and his talented
wife, known to the literary world as
Helen Gardener. One of the many pleas
ing features of the evening's entertain
ment was a happy rendition of negro
dialect by Mrs. Smart from one of her
books. Colonel and Mrs. Smart sta/rted
later for their home in New York city,
visiting the coast cities en route.
The case of Amelia and W. G. Baker
vs. the Southern California Railway
company is again before the superior
court and has taken on a new phase de
cidedly unfavorable for the defendants.
This suit was instituted some four years
ago and claim for damages through the
loss of two cows that were killed by be
ing run down by the train near Sorrento.
The first trial in the superior court re
sulted in a verdict for plaintiff for $130,
and, the defendants appealed to the su
preme court. The court ordered a re
hearing of the case on a technical point,
anci on a second trial in the superior
court judgment was again given for
$150. The company again carried the
case to the supreme court and filed a
bond for a stay of execution of the judg
ment. Plaintiff's counsel attacked the
validity of the bond, and yesterday af
ternoon Judge Hughes decidec'i that the
bond as filed could not legally stay the
execution. An order was then given the
sheriff to collect $100, which amount was
on deposit to-the credit of the railway
company at the First National bank,
but for some reason the money was r. it
paid over. This morning an affidavit
was filed with the court alleging conspir
acy on the part of the bank officials to
deprive plaintiffs of the money due
them, and an order was issued by the
court requiring Vice President D. F.
Garrettson to appear in court and show
reason why he should mot be fined for
contempt of court—Judge Hughes Inci
dentally remarking that if tho allega
tions were sustained a fine of $500 or five
days' imprisonment would be a very
mild punishment. The contempt pro
ceedings have been set for hearing next
Friday morning, and the railway com
pany filed a new bond for the stay t>f
execution of judgment pending the deci
sion of the supreme court.
George Viberg and Charle-3 Cooper, two
boys about fourteen years of age, are
in trouble, as the result of taking in the
races at Dos Angeles on stolen money.
About two weeks ago Viberg** father
gave him permission to use his horse
and buggy, and instead of returning i.
he and young Cooper sold, the outfit for
$14 and skipped to Los Angeles. War
rants were sworn to, charging the boys
with embezlement, and Thursday night
Viberg returned here and was a<rrested
Friday morning. Young Cooper was
arrested in Los Angeles, and returned
here on the noon train today.
The members of Company 8., Seventh
regiment, N. G. C, held their second, an
nual shoot yesterday. The highest
score was 64 out of a possible 75. made
by .Sergeant J. H. Simpson. The aver
age per man was 40.54.
Capt. A. D. C. Fegley, formerly In
command of the Volunteer post in this
city, has been promoted- by Commander
Booth to second in commandi in New
York City.
County School Superintendent Bailey
received today grammar grade life dip
lomas for Emma Louis Lisco and Har
riet E. Matchin.
Jack Bevington, charged, with assault
to commit murder on Henry Washing
ton, has been held to answer in the su
perior court under $2000 bonds.
The fune-ral of John Polhingham, who
died hero Tuesday from pneumonia, was
held yesterday afternoon. Deceased
was r>2 years of age, and: came here six
months ago from Wisconsin, in the hop;
to improve his health.
OCEANSIDE, Oct. 23.—(Regular Cor
respondence.) Postmaster Weltzel
and son Harry, also Mr. Myers are back
from their camp in the Smith moun
A reception was given last evening at
the home of Mrs. Martin, in honor of the
new pastor of the M. E. church.
Mr. McGraw is fitting up a residence
on. Hill street.
A damce was given at Rev. Walters'
last evening to thepe-opleof his church.
Miss Sarah Clewett is still confined, to
her bed.
The Baptists' three days' meeting at
this place last week were enjoyed) ana
a profitable time was had.
SANTA BARBARA, Oct. 23.—(Regular
Correspondence.) The city council met
today for the purpose of receiving the re
port of the special committee appointed
yesterday to examine the bids submitted
for material in connection with the con
struction, of a municipal water supply.
Contracts were awarded -as follows:
Wrought iron pipe, Dunham. Carrlgan,
Hayden & Co.: cast iron piping, Oregon
Iron and Steel Pipe company; gates, valves
and jointings. Roeder & Ott; construction
of unfinished portions of the city reser
voir, A. F. Pendola. The two first named
bidders are San Francisco firms, while the
two latter are Santa Barbara business
E. H. Thrailkill and C. J. Schneider of
Ballard went to Dos Angeles today on a
brief visit.
The Woman's auxiliary of the Y. M. C.
A. will give a tea party at the hall ou Tues
da yevening.
A delegation from Santa Barbara parlor.
No. 110. N. S. G. W., will be at the wharf
tomorrow afternoon to meet Grand Trus
tee Frank Sablchi, .who Is on board th*
steamer Queen, en route to his home in
Los Alleles. The dlsttngpCshed old gen
tleman has been visiting, in an official ca
pacity, the parlors in San Luis Obispo
county, and will return on Thursday to
meet with Santa Harbara parlor.
' A marriage license was issued to Alex
■ ander J. Barclay, aged 28 and a resident of
j San Francisco, and Henriette Russell,
: aged 2.1 ami a resident of Santa Maria,
■ ami both natives of California. The gen
' tleman Is a prominent business man of the
Bay city, while the lady is a sister-in-law
of F. A. Dorn, district attorney of San
Litis Obispo county.
Tax Collector Miguel F. Burke leaves
tomorrow for the northern' part of the
j county to collect taxes. He will be ac
-1 companled by Assessor Frank Smith,
County Auditor Emile Goux and H. C.
Rweetser. From here they go direct to
| Lompoc, at which point their work will
i commence.
Our New Primary Law
It looks as if our California law will he
a model on which other states will frame
1 similar enactments, though there will prob
j ably be little done in that regard until the
law has stood the test of an election next
year. Other primary laws tha.t have been
j framed here have invariably been knocked
out on constitutional questions, and as the
[present one is obnoxious to the bosses,
!It will doubtless have to go through the
ordeal of an appeal. Whether It survives
or'not iti will serve as the foundation for
any future system, for it is the first time
an- attempt has been made to give the peo
ple an ample opportunity to voice their
desires at the primary polls.—Oakland
Improvemnts Are Needed
The trustees of tho Whittier school, flnd
j lng themselves in possession of an accu
mulated fund which now amounts to over
[ $100,000, have decided to erect several com
| modious buildings. These are badly need
ed, for the school ls crowded. The best
feature about the plan, however, is that
it will enable the school authorities to
segregate the older and more hardened
inmates from those who are mere children.
Had this been done long ago. the Whittier
school would have a. more enviable repu
tation as a reformatory than ithas enjoyed
recently.—San Diego L'nioiv.
Low Rate of Interest
A low rate of interest In a country where
capital and labor joined ought to make
good returns Is simply a sign'that capital
refuses to join labor In productive enter
prises. It is a sign, of stagnation. It is
a sign that the masses cannot buy freely
and that capital will not risk producing
what the masses want but have not the
power to purchase. It is a sign that Cap
ital is unable to find employment In busi
ness and is bidding for evidences of debt
in the shape of state and county and mu
nicipal bonds.—Stockton Mall.
A Burglar Killed
PITTSBURG. Oct. 23.—1n ah attempt
to rob a shoe store at Aetna last night,
Harry Williams, believed to- be a notori
ous crook, was shot and kllledi by a
spring gun. placed in the store for bur
glars. In the pockets were found skel
eton keys andi jewelry valued at $2500.
An Embarrassing Question
Little Willie—Oh, Mr. Dedbroke, what
kind! of legs did you have before you got
Mr. Dedbroke —Why, I've always had
these, Willie.
Little Willie—Then what did papa
mean when he s»aid you were on your last
Judge Limine Oeti One Built to Suit His
New House
Judge E. H. Lamme is building a new
house on West Adams street, which ls des
tined to attract much curious attention.
The structure is to be of logs, "Indiana
style," and the interior finish "hickory with
the bark on it." It will be unlike anything
ever seen on this coast, because It will be
large, roomy and elegant, and not a log
house built to "save money." Even the
furniture will be of the same rustic char
A piano, in keeping with the rest, some
months ago, was ordered through the
Southern California Music company of this
city. It had to be built, of course, and is the
first one of its kind ever constructed. The
Shaw Piano company of Erie, Pa„ was
the maker, and the piano is a "Shaw up
right. It has arrived and ls a curiosity.
The outside finish, and even the stool, Is
rough hickory bark, split hickory saplings,
hickory withes, etc., in their natural state
»xcept for varnishing. Over the body of
tho piano the bark takes the place of the
ordinary veneering, and the braided bark,
split pieces of saplings, etc., make up the
panels and other ornamentations. As a
whole it is very effective and striking and
t,he beauty of the instrument grows on one
the longer it is studied. As a piano, it is
said to be one of the finest ever built, and
cost about four times what an ordinary
one of the same' size would have cost. It
has some improvements, in the action, etc.,
that have not heretofore been tried in an
upright, and which, It is claimed, render
it in every respect the equal of the best
grand. It is a very remarkable instrument
and will well repay a careful Inspection. It
will remain at the Southern California
Music company's store, 216-218 West Third
street, for a couple of weeks, during which
time everybody is invited to call and take
a look at it.
All eyes are on the Columbia Chainless,
at Stephens & Hickok's, 433 South Broad
way. Go look at It—that's what it's there
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Wall paper, late styles, low prices, at
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