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New-this year. Forty (40) games on
one board. Holiday stock now open.
Come early. Wall Nichols Co., Ltd.
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San Francisco Has a Warehouse BufM
on a Stranded Hulk.
From the New York Tribune.
The Front street building which
icsts upon the wreck of a beached
ship may be the only one of the sort in
New York, but at least In one other
city there is a similar structure, and
locally a better known one. for the
building preserves the name of the
This is in San Francisco, where
none may aspire tc rank in tho pioneer
or class unless he cat,
distinctly remember when "tho wnter
ranio up to Montgomery street," -which
relatively- to tho present pier and bulkhead
line represents a dislancoiuucjij
further inland than Front street In
New York. At the time when Montgomery
street had only one side, ueing
in reality the beach, the iay of San
covered with all
of ships lying Idle, for the reason that
all hands and- the cook hurt skipred
out for Sutter's Fort and the mines.
It was impossible to get the shins
charged. Men would never connt to
stevedores on the beach when they
could be millionaires at the mines.
That is why many of the cargoe3 were
never broached except when there war
need of something to fill up the mud-holes
on the beach streets. o Arco-
nait would respect himself if he could
not tell of the time vhen he saw the
streets along tho -.a-.yr fron't
wit plug tobacco in boxes.
one of this fleet, .iben.lonon and derelict
at her anchors, the good ship
Niantlc parted her cables in one of the
stiff winds for which tho Golden Gate
is notorious, drifted ashore on the mud
flat at the foot of ,Clax street, and
found a convenient and stick berth
about a hundred yards off shore on
the line of the present Sanson street
The underwriters paid tho loss, for ,at
the current rate of wages and the absence
of labor it would have cost
a dozen times her worth to get her
off, and exen then she would have been
of no use without sailors. Havins
uald the loss, the underwriters in turn
ibandoncd her, and probably felt in
luck that they were not called upon
by some owner of real estate to take
the ship away.
The presence of the ship aided the
silting up of the mud flat, and in a
short time it was awash only at high
tide, and finally dry. all day long- Than
It was recognized that this was a new
addition to the front ofthe city, and
some business man took possession
of the ship and made it over into a
warehouse. The vessel was "sound in
every timber, "spars all standing and
ils on the yards, tho hold as Ugh?,
as a drum, and if she did make as
much as a foot a months it was only
a short trick at the pumps to clear it
out, In fact nothing could have been
better for a warehouse and"1 general
chandlery. The hold made an excel
lent cellar, the floor of tho second
fltory was supported by the lower
masts at the tops, the roof was fixed
to the crosstrees, and the royal masts
were left standing above the roof, with
the signal halyards ready rove, to
serve for flagbtaffs.
Gradually thebuilding was altered
and patched and the traces of the
original ship disappeared from view,
but the name Niantic was a fixture,
and people entering the warehouse
continued to speak of coming aboard
or coming over the side.. When the
city decided to expand at ie expense
of the bay, and filled in the flats and
formed Sansom and Battery and all
the other streets which have put the
wreck of the Niantic half a mile inland,
the filling in buried out of sight
the hull and channel plates of tho
ship, anil, it ceased to resemble
Fhatiiad7 evei floated. When
this first building went into decay and
was condemned the old ship was found
to be the soundest part of it all. But
it was buried still deeper by the foundations
of the largo and for that time
modern building that took its place.
Now there is nothing of the ship left
except the name of the building and
the old mainmast which runs up from
story to story and is used to support
its due share of the weight Some of
the pioneers stoutly aver that the
mainmast of the Niantic prophesies
the coming of gales on the bay by the
way it creaks for two or three days
before the wind comes, and that these
forecasts are much more to be relied
on'than the guesses of the weather bureau.
The New Methodist Hymnal.
From the New York Post.
A now hymnal is to be prepared
for the Mclhodist Episcopal Church,
and the work of compHlng it will
iu Pittsburg in November by a
committee authorized at the last general
conference. Choosing the hymn
is to be done in a unique and demo
cratic manner, and in a way. the new
hymnal will be the result of a voting
contest Some weeks ago a call was
sent out by the chairman of
T. H. Lewis, Westminister,
Md.. to the church at large, inviting
Its co-operation in the work of selection.
The memoers were asked to
send to the committee a list of the
hymns they most liked, and which
they would be glad to see in the new
book. To this invitation there was no
general reply, and a second call followed
it last week. The suggestion
and request at the committee is that
lists of 100 hymns each be sent ir
and from them the compilers will
choose those which will be used
Those which appear In the mast
lists will naturally bo given the
. this feature of the work
bringing it to a Toting basis. It is alsr
asked that- any source be used in
making the individual selections, the
hope beingjthat by this increase in
the scope the lists will be of all the
greater value and service.
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Not knowing how to treat this new
malady, hundreds of natives were car
rietl oft In the epidemic that followed.
The collection contains a pretty 'full
representation of Hawaii's line of mon
nrchs and princes. There are large
paintings of Kalakaua. Liliuokalani,
Governor Domlnis, prince consort;
V and several others have
a high historical value, but from an
art standpoint are without merit.
An excellent portrait of
I was found with a lot of other
plunder out in the wood shed, while a
ory indifferent copy was hung with
reasonable care in one of the offices. "
Varnished by a Dauber.
The fine llkness of Admiral Thomas
had been doctored by some upholsterer
or blacksmith in recent years, who
gave It a coat of houso varnish. This
incomparable fluid vyas put on without
regard to expense, to a thickness perhaps
of 1-32 of an inch. Time has
cracked it and It now looks like a dried
up pond after a summer's drouth.
will fix it if ho has to work a
Marshal Bluchcr's portrait was done
by E. G. Rauer of Berlin and the face
of the old warrior wears a look of dis
gust that was not put thero by the
artist. Aftor copious baths, in benzine
and a course of electric treatment for
facial blemishes, the old general will
feol more at home and even wear a
cheorful look when the legislature
One of the finest portraits of Hawaiian
royalty is of the Prince of Hawaii
by Henry C Pratt of Boston. It is better
preserved than many of the others
and will bear close scrutiny.
If the collection has good care In
the future it would bo well if a few
portraits of. notable Hawaiian personages
could be added to make it more
complete. The absence of a portrait
of tiro beautiful Queen Emma causes
a conspicuous biatu in the line. The
"vYidomann estate, it is said, possesses
perhaps the only good portrait of this
queen. The collection also Is without
a picture of the favorite wife of
1. It Is said there are two
or three of the flrs.t queen in the city,
but there are none in the public gallery.
"When the present task undertaken
by Mr. MIzner is complete, each por
trait will have a gilt tablet below It
"engraved with the name of the subject,
dates and the artist The throne
room, it is thought, will be the final
home of all oPthe portraits of native
kings and queens. The others will be
hung throughout the various rooms of
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