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FASHIONS FADS AND FANCIES. How dainty and lovely are many of the toilets now bein^ worn by fashion's leaders at our principal summer resorts, and very great is the admiration ex pressed for the skill exhibited by the dressmakers in America, who nowadays originate numerous fetching models, well worthy of some of the best-known Parisian houses. One young bride wore at a recent luncheon a solt gray woolen grenadine, round the bottom of which were three narrow frills of yellow surah. It was made over a separate skirt of surah on which were two inside lace-edged ruffles. The slightly pouched bodice folded back ward with revers. and these formed part of the collar, which was cut in a modified empire style. The sleeves had puffs and ruffles. Gray, by the by, daily increases in popularity, and is seen frequently in com bination with white or canary color, but just exactly the right shade must be used with the yellow or the results will be mcst disastrous. These colors were used together several seasons ago with such ex cellent results that we may this year anti cipate some truly ravishing effects. Fop a Middle-Jlged Gentle woman. You can realize the charms of a dress Having a bodice of a soft black silk, which feels like thin chatnoise leather. Tnis is beaded (by band) all over with tine jet. To obtain the necessary straight lines in place,? part cf tbe jet is attached to cords, to that the design can be made becoming to stout and slender figures alike. The basque is cut into two shaped tabs at the sides, rich jet ornaments and fringe being attached to them. The soft silk is used for epaulettes, being nan I somely embroidered on the edge. lilack ribbon velvet is arranged so as to narrow to a long deep point in front of the bodice to the bottom of the vest, and is then car ried through embroidered slashes in the epaulettes, and tied in bows and ends which fall over tne sleeves. A similar bow appears at the back of the basque. The sleeves may be of rucheJ silk or chiffon. The vest may be varied, tut one of white or ecru is in all cases most be coming. One well liked ia of ecru chiffon over white satin, a fringe of jet failing over it gracefully. The skirt is of the black chanioife silk. It mnv be made perfectly plain or with five ruffles, narrow ones, of cour.se, tnat ex tend higher up in the back than in front. They may be of the silk, or if ch:ffon is usel for the sleeves it would look well on the s~irt. At all events the tirst ruffle should have a heading of black ye.yet rib bon. Violet silk makes a good lining that Trill not readi y soil, and a bunch of v:olets is usually bccorain». A mcst distinguished-looking matron lately received many glances of approval when arra7eU in a princess gown of black chiffon. It is maae over white silk, the belt of which is of white lace run with sil ver threads. The skirt is accordion pleated and run around the bottom with about fif teen narrow threads of silver. From the narrow belt of while lace extend, b ith up ward and downward, points of the same lace. The sleeves are likewise adorned with it. A young pirl who would have made her debut last winter had she not gone into mourning lias an exquisite grenadine sprayed with violets, which she wears qver a pale vioiet slip. Her neck and waistband are of violet velvet which is softly wrinkled. It is a youthful frock on which are innumerabla tiny lace-edgeJ n;rfies, which weil su.t her very slender figure. Poplin Is again being employed by several of the beat houses. The quality costing $3 per yard is good and wears excellently well. A chic young belle lately appeared in a navy blue poplin. The lower part of the skirt was handsomely braiaed. Quite novel was the introduction of two large imitation pocKets on the hips. Like the skirt, they were braided with black silk braid. The bolero bodice was braided with black and gold and opened over a beige moire waisicoat, which had light blue velvet revers. Long sleeves edged with Vaienciennes lace extended over the hands, and the Deige gloves were stitched with black. Plaid Silks. Tho*e having an infinitesimal check are quite the thing for skins that are trimmed with black ribbon velvet ; these usually take a deep point toward the knee in front, be ing raised considerably hieher round the back portion of the skirt. With one such EkTt was a bodice of bJack glace silk, it overhung a belt with a shoit barque, the revers turned back, thus revcaiing a vest composed of innumerable tiny frills of creamy Valenciennes lacp. Some of the bodices made in this style, with revers and basques, have modified Medici collars, but a bow of tulle or lace is al ways worn at the throat. All such ar rangements of tulle are extremely becom ing, but exceedingly warm — lose their freshness after being worn twice, so that, all things considered, the tulle bow tied round the neck insido the high collarat the back is more serviceable ; however, this fad can only be indulged in by women with long and slender throats. Jl Casfomepe Costume Lately noted, also in Paris, was truly admirable, being of Panne-colored cash mere, and, says a correspondent, "the skirt was cleverly arranged to be quite piain and flat around the hip*, and yet to fall in graceful pleats and folds to the feet. Two or three rows of silk the same color, with bars of the same cross ing at intervals, relieved the plahmesa of the skirt; the blouse bodice was made with a small, full basque, attactied to a band that could bo removed at will. It etrucK me as a very good idea. The front was embellished with chiffon, edged with Valenciennes of a yellowish tint. The • leeves were slightly bouffant at the top, and bad galon on the lower part. The underskirt was silk." Likewise eice lent was an absolutely sim ple c!oth costume made with a weli-hung plain skirt line 1 with a soft, rich siik of a goiden bue. The jacket witn short batque had a high open collar at the back, a la Medici, which gradually decreased in size and s oped into tbe open front, which did cot close, being open about three inches, with small straps across, fastening on either side with very small square gold buttons; its front and the high collar was lined with chine s.lk. Just at the top the sleeves were rather wide, the rest of them litted closely. A thread-like cord of gold outlined the revers, the collar and cuffs. Chit-chat Cas'eroles are generally popular, espe cially the pretty fireproof ones which have silver wire mountings. Much liked like wise are the bowls and ju.'s of coalpert china obtainable in either pure wnite or a delicate shade of apple-green mounted in gold or silver; the jugs are finished with lids swung on pivots let into the glass or china, which cannot come unshipped. For a man who smokes, the expanding cigar box which will hold any : zed box of any well-known brand is acceptable. Housekeepers will be glad to hear of a n«sw leather-reviver, which will improve chair seats, bags. etc. O' course, it will not restore leather if the turface haa been rubbed, but in ordinary cases it renews the gloss and freshness in an extraordi nary manner. Selvyt is being used instead of chamois leather very extensively, as it polishes glass, silver and furniture; besides, it is being used as "gripping" for the handles of golf clubs, bats, racquets and in many other ways, Before silver is cleaned it should always be thoroughly washed with good soat> used with boiling water. Then it shouM be thoroughly dried, after which the paste or rouge can be applied. After it THE NEW "TRANSFORMED" COIFFURE. This new movable strip fringe is a boon to wheelwomen and dwellers by the sea. It is an English idea not yet seen her?. It is fixed to a single strand easily concealed amon^ the front locks and does not heat tne head. Jias dried ail the powder must be removed with a good firm silver brush an i lastly each article thoroughly pol.shed with a chamois leather or selvyt cloth. Even when the silver is daily washed with care thi3 process should be gone through with every two weeks if the plate is to be kept in any sort oi condition. Gloves. Gloves are always an interesting topic to write about, and for years Queen Vic toria has been wearing eight-button leneth black suede mou quetaire and the same in kid. The Princttt of Wales is In the habt of ordering fo" evening wear twelve-butt(») mousquctaire in loth suede or kid. These are eiMier pale gray or white, ana are usually stitched with nar row black. During the daytime she pre fers pale tan or a delicate shade ol mouse gray. The latest Kids for evening wear have glove-fitting lace sleeve that fasten just above the elbow with a ribbon. Very fashionable are tans, ana blacK, made of beautifully fine and elastic kid, stitched with mixed back and white. Some of the finest kid known to ths most exclusive trade comes in shades of deli cate drab and the stitching is seif-colorei. For cycling are some white goves with lambsKin backs and canvas palms and fingers; also in tan doeskin with tan colored silk canvas. This canvas is cool, but has a fine fancy mesh. A useful and pretty tailor gown worn by a stylish woman is built of dove-gray cloth. With it is worn a chic bolero com roied of black velvet edged with white cloth handsomely braided by hand with a gray silk cord. A iar^e collar, square of cut, is of white doth embroidered with the gray cord. I; has the appearanc* of being made over a wider collar o! black velvet. Xhe cuffs and pocknts carry out ih* same idea. The draped belt is of black velvet. A lace cravat has its endß carried under the flaps of the collar. This toilet can only be worn successfully by an extremely tall and very slender woman. The very latest capes are being made of gathered chine glace silk in a many- tinted tartan. One such was edged with fawn cloth, which turr.e 1 up quaintly as a hood, with long ends in front that were lined with the silk. A ruche of silk and lace finishes the neck. A fetching litt'e coat is composed of green glace closely covered with stripes of very narrow black ribbon velvet. Tne collar of this can be worn turn np or down, according to the wearer's fancy. The toque is flourishing exceedingly and may ba had in a variety of straws in green, in mauve, in red, otc, but tbe straw is always crumpled. For special occasions have the black straw toques been created. These are beaded and spangled in a heavy design, and trimmed with either a whi'.e feather, standing boldly upright in the form of an aigrette, or with a batch of green wats ttptwd with black, tied with a knot of colored velvet. For the Auteuil races the milliners are making toques of frosted tulle with great sprays of black and white osprey. The feathers are called "Jet d'eae." If ARCELLA. New York Notes. The people who think there is nothing new uuuer the sunshou.'d look at the very THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 1807. latest skirr. It ii a wonder and a glory at the same time, especially for the tall, slen der women, for it is flounced from top to bottom — nothing but flounces. It is made in blnck glace silk — tbe whole thing. The dressmaker whom I talced to | about it said, however, that if the greatest ; care was not takon when cutting the»e ' flounces the skirt would be utterly ruined. : One little »lio of the shears and say good by to the skirt. From the foot to tbe belt of the skin each flounce is shaped with out any fullness and is cut on the cross. j The flounces are piped with white and I edged with lace. Really, though, the new ; skirt is pretty enough. In fact, it may be j called elegant without exaggeration. I am told that the early Victorian period is responsible for this newest creation and that the graiule dames of that period used ! to wear very nearly the same sort of skirt. The more I investigate the que«tion, how ever, ttie more I learn that this is not I true. There may have been an occasional i skirt of this sort, but it was never general. We may be imitative, but in this one in ! stance what we have imitated is some thing that was always exceedingly fash ionable although very rare. The woman who numbers among her possessions some rare old lace is fortunate indeed. To be sure that is one of the few things from whose value time does not detract and which is always desirable. I', it this particular summer lace is used so universal!/ that it is more valuable than ever. Besides the usual frilling and flounces and edgings and inserting^ we are wear ing boleros of lac, even on cotton gowns, wnile a summer silk can hardly be said to be complete without one. And now the very latest thing is to have en tire bodices mede of this dainty fabric. They are usually ecru in color, and are made In the favorite pouch fashion, fas tening at the side. Tiiey have simply a high band and ruilled sleeves. These are made to wear over detached bodices of any desired color, and are thus as econom ical as they are pretty, which is saying a great deal. The demand for printed silk muslin of a filmy texture is hardly equal to the sup ply. It comes in so many beautiful col ors and falls in such soft and becoming folds thnt it is extremely popular for dressy costumes. Nothing coula be more suitable for the warm, balmy days, the soft green tones being especially attractive and cool-looking. Green and white are greatly in favor, and I saw one such combination that was really delightful The gown itself was of while canv.iH, trimmed with the lightest green, inch-wide gauze ribbon, with a satin edge. This was applied in the lorm of braiding to the skirt in a very intricate pattern and also on the sleeves and the iront of the bodice. The epaulettes form long cape-like trimmings above the arms and the sleeves fall over the hand. The effect of tne whole was very •atisfactory. Here is an appropriate costume for those of us who sometimes go to the races. The material is the ever-popular foulard in a soft, pearl gray. The skirt in of the fashionable sun - ray pleated variety, edged with a ruche of black s>ilk muslin inp.de very full, and striped down tue sides with treble rows of heavy black lace insertion, connected together (or several inches at the top, so as to well mold the hips. The blouse and sleeves are both tucked, and trimmed with insertions of tne black lace to correspond witn that on the skirt. Tne square flit epaulettes are of silver guipure scalloped with tiny pleatings of black lace, the bolt and straight col ar being also of the guipure. The hat to wear with tnis gown i% ol line gray straw with beret crumpled crown, set oTf with bows and draperies in penrl gray chiffon. It has an aigrette of black os trich tips at the side. The parasol is of Pekia silk, edged with a silk muslin flounce. Accordion pleating is very much in favor, and appears in almost endless variety in the matter of the arrangement !of the pleats. Perhaps the most fashion ! able at present Is the sun-ray kilt-pleated [ skirt, otherwise known as plisse soleil, | bet this is only one of many. One of the j newest styles is the crosa-way kilting, ! especially suitable for sleeves and house J gowns. T:.en there are strioes formed of some dozen close-set, killings, with an inch of plain material above, while others form box p eais broken at intervals by strips of the same material. Another style falls in waved lines which closely re semble cordincs and minute undine war injrs in corded stripes, closely set together either in lines or Vandykes. Some of the ordinary kiltmgs are broken by festooned scallops of the ma terial and give ihs aspscr of a single or doubls row of flouncing. Fashionable capes are much trimmed with kilt pleated lisse, and some, for evening and carriage wear, are covered with lace, kilted, and in Jts turn overlaid with lace flouncing*. Very many of the latest blouses are either tucked or kilted, some suggestion of this style appearing on the sleeves if not else where. Even the parasols, which this year are so much trimmed as to be actu ally fussy, are covere I with accordion pleating and have frillings at the edge of lace and silk. The latest thing in handles lor these additions to the toilet is the semblance of a horse-chestnut bursting from its prickly sheath. We are going to wear barege again, and it is really a very desirable material in many ways, although the sort we used to have was noted for its unpleasant ten dency to split horizontally on the very slightest provocation, or none at all. Tne modern variety, however, is better woven and many of the newest dresses are being made of it. The most fashion able color in which the new barege is seen is that very lightest shade of pearl gruy of which our grandmothers were so fond and which has not been in favor for a very long time. A particularly fetching costume is made of green and white foulard, with a plain skirt, displaying a gathered flounce piped and set into Vandykes. The bodice which is, perhaps, its most charming feature, has a bolero of plain green satin, cut into points across the bust and traced with ecru embroidery threadel with gold. The loose fronts of the foulard are tied with careless ends to show a vest of white chiffon frilled down one side with lace. The sleeves are quaintly suggestive of the Tudor period, with very snort puffs at the top and elbow made of the foulard, plain satin being rucked between these. The hat that is to be the finishing touch to this dainty gown is of green straw, its brim trimmed with Iceland poppies in shaded pink. There is • white osprey at (he back with a lace bow outstretched be low it. A rather striking peculiarity of thtfsea son is the very general use of«vivid red, both for day and eveninz wear. It !•* especially noticed in bats of the "picture" variety, which are %een everywhere, even on ycuns girla. barely out of school. These hats are mostly of poppy-red straw, trimmed with the same shade sometimes, though rarely, relieved by a touch of black. They are rather daring, but quite effective with fresh young faces. Canvas is to be as popular with the fashionable woman this year as it is with the masters of sailing vessels. The dress goods dealers and the dressmakers say it will be worn as widely as duck. The ma terials are as varied as the prisms in a kaleidoscope. There is the wide mesh, the narrow mesh, cobweb grounds, tiny holes arranged to form a square pattern, with others like openwork stockings. These all show the lining through, for nearly all canvases are lined with bright silk, shot or plain, and look remarkably well made up. White is used as a lining for buck canvas, which in the fancy for black and white costumes that now pre vail would prove a very useful gown for spring wear. Corded crenadine is also worth mention, the thick black cords of which are divided by narrow cords in brilliant colors, cense, violet, green, orange or blue, and also with while cords only. Grenadines are generally in favor, the more expensive kinds being very artistic in design and unusually attractive. One of the new fancy grenadines has a black ground with a large arabesque ali-over pattern in white threads which is most effective and also in harmony with the blaofc and white idea so much in vogue. Tbe color combinations of the moment are new and startling, the brightest of reds with mauve, violet and \ urple, a vivid green being constantly added. Ce rise, a very bright shade, is aimost as much in favor as Parma violet, *n 1 the two are frequently blended. Blue and green, though by no means a new color arrange ment, is still much worn. Plaids are very iashionable, blue-i and greens uredomi nating. Tney make, in silk, admirable blouses, as do tii- black-and-white plaids. These worn with black canvas, summer i-erge or grenadine skirts are> in excellent ta«te. If it be true that nothing under tl c sun is new, at leastsomeof the new hats would seem to refute Hint statement, for it seems that no shape could be too high, or too wide, or too eccentric to be worn this year. There is a wide, coarse straw greatly affected which is bent into all sorts ol cu rions twists and pleats and trimmed in the most wonderful, not to say extrava gant, manner. Straws of the moat brill liant colors will be most popular — pink, blue, red, green, yellow, mauve, and of. en a combination of two or more of these in one ha:, the crown and brim being of quite different straws. The "picture" hats are still popular, and will be much worn this season. Drawn black lace and chiffon bats are in favor, as are alto the accordion-kilted grenadine or crinoline brims, which can be made becoming to almost any style of face. This will certainly be a season of flowers, and among the novelties may be found many varieties of wild flowers. If you wish to be Parisian and quite up to date choose a roadside or a hedgerow fa vorite for the adornment of your hat. The convolvuh and the little blossom of the dead y nightshade are especially new ami quite original. Belts of the Swiss form accompany many of the boleros, and are made of lace braid united by silk stitching. But there arc- n good many other kinds, and none are more remarkable than these made m pJa ds, somi thirty different kinds being employed for the purpose. These are made of a sort of strong Petersham and are fastened either with a round silver buckle having a cairngorm in tho center, or with a silver wire buckle which hooks on to three distinct balls, down the center of the front. We :ire to wear colored belts of kid as well as white ones, which indeed are the most in favor, and also a number of belts prepared of Petersham. with bands of kid stitched down the center. Good A inurican Manner*. It was in the elevator of the Holel Con tinental in Pjhs — one of those slow-going machines in which this noted hotel de light*. Four or rive persons were in the car besides the operator, who had waxed fat in hit laborious occupation ot pulling on a rope. One of the company wai fresh Irom the Ecole dcs Beaux An, where, in deed, his whole time was employed when not in i he necessary jslhx tti>n at Versailles, in the Boi«, at the cafe or in other restfnl places of the world's capital. His companion was not ol this descrip tion. Among the others were a lady and gentleman, to the former ol whom the two Americans had removed their hats. But tbe nentleman with her made no mo tion to remove his, but retarded the com pany with a studied indifference. "Oh," said one of the Americans, *'it does not appear to be nec^saary to re move one's ikat here," and thereupon clapped his on his head. Tue lady and gentleman getting out at the next floor, the guard politely informed the re mainder r.f the company that they were the Grand Duke md Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Scuwerin, the latter being own sister to the then imperial autocrat of all the Russias, as I believe it was stated.— Architecture and Building. MINES & MINERS During the week P. K. Thornton, vice-presi dent of the California Miners' -Association, returned from a two months' tour of the min ing counties oi the mothcr-!ode rt g^on, where he was sent by the executive committee to organize or stimulate local associations, which woula add needed members and strength to the State association. During his extended trip Mr. Thornton oh. served the new life ihat pervades every min ing community, and r.is work will result In very large additions to many county associa tions. There is every promise that by tall the California Miners' Association will represent a membership of at least HOOO, an 1 with the solidified mining interest behind it, it will be In a strong position to take up the important new work which is planned for the future. Next yenr the association will be ready to en gage in b big enmpaign at Washington to secure from Congress additional appropria tions for restraining dams in the rivers, and there is every jro^pect that the valley people who want the navigable portions of the Sacra mento and Sun Joaquin improved will join the miners In ibis matter, each supporting the other for the common good. "1 visited the counties of Tuolumme, Placer, Calaverns, Amador, Nevada, El Dorado, Sierra, Butte, Yub* and Plumas," said Mr. Thornton yesterday in recounting his work. "I found everywhere a very hearty interest in the State association and a read. ness to support county ones. I distributed blank membership lists everywhere among mine superintendents, merchants and bankers, and during all this summer these blanks will receive signatures of those who agree to b come members of their county association and pay $1 dues. Mer chants and citizens generally who are only in directly interested in mining are joining everywhere. The membership in each county is to be reported September 1. "In Tuolumme a new association that will number 500 or GOO by Jail in being Started. Senator Shine ot Sonora is one of the active leaders. I found a fairly prosperous organiza tion in Caloveiai, and it is growing. Amador had dropped out, and it is now being reor ganize. In E; Dorndo there was a fair asso ciation of about 100 members, but a very active sentiment lollowed my visit, news papers and leading miners taking hold. Over 100 lists are out, and the membership will reach 500 or more. Placvr County, which I left to President Neff's care, has an active as sociation ol I*2oo member*. "In Nevada County, which has the strongest county association, the membership of 1300 will reach 2000 b.~ September. Sierra County will double its membership. Itutte hi.d droppeJ out, but I got the promise of 250 to yOO members among merchants aii'l mining men. In Yubi there are two organization", one at Campionville and the other at Brown's Valley, ai d both are waking up. The organi zation in I'lumas County lia 1 been dropped, but ire held a public meeting in the town hall at Quincy and it was reorganized with a fine membership and much enthusiasm. I did not go to Trinity, Siskiyou or irhasta counties. The first two of thete counties are organized. "The business men of the region I visited realize that congressional aid is needed if mining Is to reach its bent prospt>rity there. If the detritus in trie upper parts o. the stream can be kepi back and the lower parts kept clear the entire problem between the people of the mountains and the valleys will bs solved, and toe California Miners' Association is the strongest influence that can t.r.ngihls about. There is no d mbt if hydraulic, drift and sluice mining can be permitted as freely ail quartz mining the 30IU production will soon reach £30,000,000 or #10,000,000 in stead of $17,000,000. ••I found everywhere more development in the lines 61 quartz and drill mining at.iJ more motier being spc:.t in prospecting than i■r twenty-five years. The eravel deposits have scarcely been touihed at all, out there is now great nctiviiy in opening drill mines. 1 judged that at least half tbe money te!ng M>e:it is California capital. Old mines are everywhere being reopt-ned at great expenso and prospects and slightly developed mines are increasing in numbers, be,ing bonded by people with money wboagna to do a certain amount of development work and to buy within one, two or three year.-, if at all. They put in their money on the chauce of finding a good mine. ••The benefit of this great new activity in the mountains to the valley interests was very | noticeable. It gives markets to the farmers I and markets to the bus: ness men of Sacra | men to, Stockton and other towns a* veil rs ! San Francisco. While on my trip through i Vubn and Butte counties aud portions of j Sierra I met at least fifteen lour-horse ivagon ! loads of farm and garden produce that farmers were peddling through the mmlug region, finding a ready rnirket for their stuff nud get ting the coin for it. Stockton does a bis busi ness witn Mariposa. luolumne and Calavcras counties, and Sacrnmento has a big and grow ing trade with the rest of the mining coun | tics. One firm in Stockton recently sold ! iiOO.OOO feet of umber to one mine. I under stand tnat one Sacramento firm does a bicger business in water-pipe than any one San Frun ci?co house. The bulk of the food supplies and general merchandise is supplied by • Sacramento, and to close the mines would j close half the business houses of that city This illustrates how tho prosperity of the mining regions is ol great importance in mauy ! ways to tho entire State." , The decision of Circuit Judge Ross the other Mirvr TO-DAT. | Have You Silver Threads AmoDg the Gold? Imperial Hair Regenerator Instantly Restores Gray or Bleached Hair TO NATURAL COLOR. ALSO PRODUCES ANY SHADE OP RICH Til lAN IlKii. Ci an. odor e«s lusting. It does not contain an atom of poisonous matter and will not stain the s-alp. 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Mdes, warts, etc., also removeJ. Permanency guaranteed. Hours Itoiv. v. ■ day In the last North Bloomfield case has not beea fully understood by many peoDle. It directly affects and temporarily stops but one hydraulic mine in the State, but it is a highly important decision nevertheless. It chiefly aflirms two things: First, that the Caininetti act is constitutional. Congress having full power to prevent absolutely the obstruction ot navigable waters by debris or other things, and second, that, tne control of hydraulic mining operations o:i tho watersheds of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers by the Federal engineers composing the California Debris Commission is absolute. This is tho first time that the constitution ality of the Caminetti law has been passed upon. This has never been seriously ques tioned, but there has always been some doubt as to the extent ol the jurisdiction of the Debris Commissioners. The suit was really a friendly one brought to determine this. The North Blooiutie d Company, which once con ducted the biggest hydraulic operations in the State, led tiie van in that ancient struggle with the anti-debris forces which resulted in the Sawyer common law decision which closed the hydraulic mines. Some years ngo and before the passage of the Caininetti act the North Bloomfield Com pany voluntarily constructed restraining dams ot its own by creating settling reser voirs out of vast pits vug during its earlier operaiions. It resumed operations by wash ing its gravel into these artificial lakes, the overflow from which was comparatively clear. Another it junction suit was brought, but on the showing that the company did not wash debris into ihe watercourses Circuit Judge Gilbert allowed the company to proceed. Then came the Caminetli net, creating a board of supervlsoiy engineers and requiring restraining dams and a license from them for hydraulic mining in these watersheds. The North Bloomfield Company, having already built retraining dams, ignored the Federal engineers and has proceeded without apply ing for a permit, as have all other hydraulic miners now operating. The question of the jurisdiction of the Commissioners in such a case arose. There are places, especially in Plumas County, where streams drain through lakes and long marshes, which wouid act as natural reservoirs for debris, if hydraulic mining were begun above, and in many ways the exact powers of the Debris Commissioners were Im portant. The engineers themselves wanted _-_-^^~__^_^- vv^^_ NEW TO-DAT-DRY GOODS. CITYOF|||PAKIS! Special Curtain Sale! 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I am never without them now, and I constantly recommend them to friends! the act construed, and as a result of considera ble correspondence the North Bloomfield Com- pany shouldered the small expense involved and a friendly action was brought in lS'Jo', after a conference in Washington between o'. W. Cross, attorney for the North Bloomtield Company, and the War Department aim \i. torney -General Olney. The decision declarod that the juristic. tion of the D ;bris Commission and the requirement of a permit are wholly irrespective of the question of whether debris is properly restrained or not. The North Bloomfield Company must now apply lor a permit, and If the Debris Commission--, find the impounding works sufficient, rs tl. pKbably will, tho company can go light ahead. The other day some able London barristerp knocked in the head the sale of a Tnr tj County hydraulic mining property to a Lon don company. The attorneys prese!iu»i . ; , elaborate report on the legal and other (lift. cul ties of hydraulic mining in California as a result of the Sawyer decision, the Camlnetl act and so on aud advised ngainst risking i| . investment. The attorneys aid not know thai all these laws and decisions have nothing , do with hvdrau.ic mining in Trinity County, where tfiey can wash down hills with absolute freedom. Two important investments of English capi tal in Mother Lode properties were made Uu: ing the week. Henry Bratnober, an associate of Hamilton Smith and a representative of the Kxpioration Company of Londou, bonded t-.vo ndjolnlng mines in Mariposa County just south of the Mariposa grant. The properties were owned by Mrs. McCreilish and Alfred Waurtonweiler respectively of this City. One was bonded for $100,000 and the other for ¥125,000. This investment will, of course, be foltowtd by extensive development opera tioa.s. Hamilton Smith and his associates n< ago bought Alvinza Hayward's one-sixth in terest in the Mariposa grant on a basis ol $1,000,000 for the entire property and they are known to be after a. larger Interest, which they will probably get one of these days. These purchases show the laith in Mariposa County lodes which some ot the biggest ex» perls and investors in the world possess, an I they mean large future operations in Marij.»o-a County. After making the deal Mr. Bratnober at once followed Thomas Mem to Alaska. Mem is now In Silver Bow basin seeing to the big development work which is to be done on the fixteen properties sold not long ago by c. f>. Lane and others. Hamilton Smith is expected to arrive at Butte, Montana, within a monte and he will later visit Alaska, too. It is thought likely that large further investments of English capital in Alaska will follow the visits of these associated experts, and many Californians will bo interested in knowing whether Hamilton Smith, who can get a mil lion dollars of English capital by telegraph by asking for it, will visit California during his western trip. The number o* dark-haired girls who get married greatly exceeds that of the fair ones, a statistician tells us, and in or der to prove this is owing to man's cuoice, not the redundancy of brunettes, he proceeds to show that an overwhelm ing majority of those women who "live and die unmarried" have fair hair and blue eyes.