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Get ready for the Omaha exposition.
Our staff at the Klondyke will have the
call on the situation.
The currency question will easily keep
until Congress meets again.
California should take the leading place
in any exhibition of the Greater West.
There is no need of hurry to the new
gold fields. The placers will keep. They
are all on ice.
Many a man who goes all the way to
Alaska in search of hot stuff will find
nothing but a frost.
The importers of foreign goods rushed
things lively, but some of them got caught
in the jam. The tariff has got them.
The Standard Oil Company it appears
has nothing in this State liable to taxa
tion and can make light of taxes as well
as of oil.
, The rush to the Klondyke will relieve
the labor market a little, and those who
stay at home will reap a profit from the
In coming forward to help Rhodes carry
the burden of the Transvaal raid Cham
berlain is making something of a pack
donkey of himself. *
The fight against the bogus brandy
shipment did not stop that particular
fraud, but it is likely to prevent a repe
tition of the offense.
Reports from the East are to the effect
that long-closed mills have begun to work
again, and are hummingHhe glad song of
the protective tariff.
Every day bring, new evidences of in
creasing prosperity, and the mills are run
ning fast in order to keep up with the
coming of better times.
It is hard for even the most sanguine
citizen to give evidence before the Board
of Equalization without talking very much
like a calamity howler.
If either the Federal or the State quar
antine officials had full power to act their
first movement in all likelihood would be
to quarantine the others.
The story that Senator Hanna has quar
reled with the President is another illus
tration that Washihgton has nothing to
talk about now except its own inven
tions, and the canard season has come.
After all the reviews and revisions to
which it was subjected it seems the tariff
has a few verbal flaws which will have to
be patched up by liberal constructions in
order to make it hold water in all places.
The Democratic faction fight in New
York must be very hot under the surface,
for Mr Whitney, the great harmonizer,
has been giving "peace dinners" at the
rale of about one a week for some time
It is announced that early in August
$1,000,000 worth of gold will be shipped
. from Australia to this country, and it
will be seen that the world is not only
coming our way but is paying for the
The treasury statement on Monday
•showed a cash balanc, of $239,373,843.
That is enough to carry the country along
.until the new tariff nets in its work and
raises the revenue again to the level of
Government expenditures.
The rush of shipments of supplies to
Alaska is about equal to the rush of ad
venturers who will need them. In these
days it is very seldom that trade falls be
hind the procession, or gets caught nap
ping when it should be wide awake.
The only confirmation offered for the
report that Whitelaw Reid is to be ap
pointed Secretary of State is the an-
nouncement of one of his frienda that
Reid would like the place. Such confirm
ation can be found equally well in the
case of several others.
It appears that a Cabinet crisis is prob
"•able in England, as the Prime Minister
has been snubbing the Liberal Unionists
In tbe persons of the Duke of Devonshire
and Joseph Chamberlain. This may mean
that Salisbury feels himself strong enough
to govern without the aid of such allies,
or it may be he finds himself in a corner
and has decided to upset the apple cart
and let the Liberals take control.
When at tbe beginning of the coal-miners'
strike it was believed that a coal famine
was imminent, some of the railway com
panies took possess'on of the coal they were
hauling for private parties and converted
it to their own use. The action was com
plained of, but it appears it was justifi
able, the argument being, according to
the Boston Herald, that railroads having
coal in transit have the right to take pos
session of it for their own use when a fam
ine is probable, on the principle that they
are carriers of the Government mails, and
without fuel would be unable to operate
ana live up to the contracts with the
yos toffice Department,
The committee of one hundred citizens appointed by Mayor Phelan to draft the
! principles of a new charter and nominate a board of freeholders begins once more
i the movement so often undertaken to provide San Francisco with a form of local
! government suited to its needs. It is to be hoped that this time success w ill crown
| our efforts. The new set of charter-makers will have the experience of the past to
guide them, and by carefully attending to the lessons taught by former failures may
draft a charter which the people will accept.
The committee itself has been well chosen. The large number of. men of which
it is composed gave the Mayor great freedom for the exercise of choice in selecting its
members, and there is reason to "believe that as a whole the committee will be found
sufficiently representative of all parties in the community to give general satisfac
tion. This in itself is a matter for congratulation, as it starts the new movement
with tbe support ol popular favor and wins for it the confidence of the people.
The plan under which the work is to be carried on has been well devised.
The committee of one hundred is to consider the fundamental principles of munici- j
pal government and determine which are to be made the basis of the new govern- ,
ment When that has been done the committee is to take the necessary step, for
the nomination and election ot fifteen freeholders, as provided by the constitution,
for the work of drafting the charter. It is designed that this work shall be done in
time for ratification of the charter by the people and its approval by the Legislature
at the next session.
An excellent feature of the plan is that which provides that if the committee can
not agree upon any point of the proposed charter it shall arrange to submit alternate
propositions upon the disputed point to the vole of the people. This will avoid the
danger of having the whole charter voted down by reason of objection to a single
proposition contained in it, and it will also have the effect of giving the people a
more direct voice in the construction of the new form of local government than they
otherwise could have. 0
The importance of a new charter for San Francisco has been so often and so fully
made known to every intelligent citizen that no argument on that phase of the issue
is needed now. Our present municipal government is such an inconsistent mate-up
of patches and botches that it cannot be called a system. It is a confusion which
even the best lawyers do not understand, and through which the Supreme Court has
to make its way by sheer force of authority to establish precedents where none exist.
The new charter we must have. The new movement promises to provide it for us.
Let the good work go on.
That The Call's host of readers may be
supplied at the earliest possible moment
with the most reliable information with
regard to the Klondyke goldfields an ex-
pedition of able, tried and trustworthy
newspaper men, thoroughly equipped in
every particular, has been dispatched by
this paper to the Arctic land whence have
come stories of placer finds so rich as to
almost challenge belief, and not stories
merely, but bags and jars filled with nug
gets of virgin gold which speak for them
selves and which returned miners declare
are only handiuls picked from river banks
that gleam with tbe yellow metal and
yield more wonderfully the deeper they
are pierced.
Is lt possible that lucky enthusiasts
may have exaggerated the extent of
Yukon riches? May not the placer dig-
gings be already under claims of com
panies or individuals? Or, are they prac
tically limitless? These and hundreds of
other questions are to be answered and
The Call will present to the public the
substantial facts — the plain, ungildod
The staff selected to serve tbo pub
lic by gathering the faca of the
new gold discovery has been care
fully chosen. It will transmit uncol
o~ed reports, descriptive of the routes
to the Klondyke and the extent of the
placers; faithful account, of all the con
ditions that prevail, and, in fact, the
truth and the whole truth regarding what
has been termed the new "land of the
golden flsece," far in the icy northland.
Just as the best and most reliable news
thus far obtained concerning the Yukon
mines has first appeared in The Call, so
may it be expected w: th every degree of
confidence that The Call will be the first
newspaper to receive and publish the facts
as they appear to cool-headed, eye-wit
nesses, whose high reputations guarantee
the fidelity of their reports.
There is every indication that the pres
ent Congress will accede to the almost
common demand, particularly among the
laboring classes, and pass a law for the
restriction of immigration to reasonable
limits. One fact which points unmistaka
bly that way is t.ie change in the make
up of the Committee on Immigration and
Congressman Bartholdt of Missouri, who
was chairman of that committee in the
last Congress, persistently opposed all
measures that proposed to check the tide
of unrestrained immigration. Speaker
Reed did not reappoint Mr. Bartholdt,
whose successor in the chairmanship
is Congressman Danford of Ohio, a
radical advocate of immigration restric
tion. In this matter the majority of the
committee is of the same mind as its new
chairman, and Speaker Reed himself is
pronouncedly in favor of putting un the
bars against foreign paupeHabor. Hence
we may expect some action in the prem
ises at the regular session of the National
legislature which convenes in December.
"We have protection for our industries,
and the same principle should be carried
out regarding the labor supply. The new
tariff law is starting up the mills and
factories, and American labor, which bas
suffered long, ought to get the benefits.
We want to see steady work at good
wages, but how can we De assured for the
future if the gates of the country are
thrown down to alien laborers accus
tomed to starvation wages in their native
countries and eager to secure work by un
derbidding the American, and pven bind
ing themselves by slave-labor contracts.
We want no free trade* in labor. We
want to see the bars put up high against
the aliens who c me here to lower the
American wage rate.
The American toiler's prosperity is
threatened, his way of living menaced, by
the illiterate and paunered foreign ele
ment which is being transported to our
shores. President McKinley, in his in
augural message, sounded the keynote to
this subject when he said:
Our naturalization and immigration laws
should be further Improved to the constant
promotion of a safer, a better and a higher
citizenship. A grave peril to the. Republic
would be a citizensniploo ignorant to under
stand, or too vicious to appreciate, the, great
r value and beneficence of our institutions and
laws— and against all who come here to make
war upon them our gates must be promptly
and tightly closea.
i It is to be hoped that Congress will not
fail to pass a strong immigration measure
at the regular session, a measure that will
bar out those emigrants who cannot sat
isfy a reasonable educational test and
make the United States safe from inva
sion by the pauper-labor hordes of Europe
as well as Asia.
Eighty-six carloads of California fruit
were sold in New York last week, as
against sixty-one carloads during the
previous week, and while there was some
falling off in prices the shipments were
profitable in nearly all cases. We may
now regard the New York market as vir
tually captured and begin to lav plans for
that of London,
The plans are at last completed for the
colonization, under the direct supervision
of the Salvation Army Colonization
Bureau, of the sugar-beet lands of the
Salinas Valley recently acquired by Clans
Spreckels. Having acquired full title
to the Sobranes ranch, near Soledad, con
sisting of about 700 acres, Mr. Spreckels
will now place it under the charge
of the colony founders, and he prom
ises further to aid them by advice
and money. The colonists will have
from eight to ten years to pay for their
holdings, and Mr. Spreckels will agree to
take all the beets they raise at a stipu
lated price. A golden opportunity is thus
offered to families which have suffered by
reason of the late period of business de
pression, but which are nevertheless in
dustrious, willing and capable. There is
far more certainty that, with proper man
agement, they will realize a competence
and come into possession of a comfortable
home and farm, than that nine-tenths of
the people who are flocking to the North
west Territory will come home with more
gold than they went away with.
The projectors of the colony intend to
assign to each family about ten acres of
land and to provide each settler with all
the farming implements and supplies
necessary to pursue with thoroughness
the work that will be outlined. Colonists
will raise small fruits and vegetables to
the end that they may become self-sup
porting at the earliest possible time. Each
family will be provided also with an out
fit for a poultry-yard.
This colonization enterprise, while itis
; laudable in every respect and while it
means a world oi good to .cores of worthy
i but ur.fottunate families, is not by any
| means to be considered in the light of a
I charity. It is a business proposition,
I pure and simple. The colonists will pa)',
j on easy terms, for their lands and im
■ provements; but they will have the bene
i fit of a certain market for their chief
; product at rates that will insure them all
lan appreciable profit annually over all
! land payments and expenses, considering
j that they conduct affairs with reasonable
President McKinley has expressed him
self as much in favor of the Salinas Val
ley colonization idea and has promised to
lend to it such encouragement as it is in
his power to give. The Secretary of Agri
culture will render every good otlice in
the scope of his duties to supply aid and
information to the colonists and the sky
is bright with promise for the success of
the excellent project set on foot by the
Salvation Array leaders.
The Eads jetties at the mouth of the
Mississippi River, according to the report :
of Major J. B. Quinn of the War Depart- '
ment, are failing to do the work for which [
they were designed. On account of shoal
ing there were seventy-four days in tha
year ending June 30 when a legal channel
of twenty-six feet depth was not main
tained. This is rather startling news for
the Government, with which the Eads
Company hold a contract to Keep the
, channel at tbe requisite depth.
Major Quinn says that the maintenance
of the legal channel for any length of
time under- the Eads management is im
possible without a considerable modifica
tion in controlling tbe dikes and jetties
and a considerable increase in the dredg
ing plant. It is clear, he says, that the
extension of the bar in the gulf will soon
render the usetulness of the jetties at an
end for keeping a navigable channel for
heavy-draught ships. At present vessels
drawing 23 feet of water are often seri
ously retarded.
The Eads Company, it is said, are now
anxious to have the Government take the
burden. off their hands, although their con
tract has yet three years to run; but it is
inferred from the report in question that
the contractors are unable to fulfill their
agreement. These jetties have cost mil
lions of money to maintain, and the pros
pects are that the Government will
now have to build a plant of its own.
This, it is estimated, will require the
expenditure of $2,000,000 for the plant
and another million for labor and. mate
rial for extension on the basis of a channel
from 30 to 32 feet deep.
This will be necessary as soon as the
Eads contract expires unless .ome con
tractor can be found to undertake the
work oil the same terms as the Eads Com
pany, $400,000 a year. The important
matter demands prompt attention from
the National authorities, as most exten
sive commercitl interests are .involved.
The Eads Company were sure a few years
ago that their jetties, would fulfill all
requirements, but the result shows how
engineers of undoubted ability can deceive
themselves. .
Philadelphia Becord.
I High collars are still in style, but few people
realize that the wearing of them is fraught
with much danger. It is essential for general
health to leave the neck free. Dr. Pines of
Cairo recently reported a case of a gentleman
who was almost strangled by a high standing
collar. It was a difficult matter to restore him
to consciousness and life. This is not the only
case of ' the kind. Not long ago, a wealthy
French gentleman was found dead in the com
partment of a railroad car on the arrival of
the train at Paris from Nice. The inquest and
the autopsy revealed that the traveler had
not met with foul play, but had been strangled
by a standing collar. At a point very near the
Adam's apple there Is a spot which it is very
dangerous to compress. : When this is done
respiration stops suddenly and asphyxiation
will ensue if the pressure is continued long
enough. A collar which is uncomfortable
when the wearer is standing will bo more so
when he sits down, and should he fall asleep
in a sitting position it is likely to press upon
the very point whore It wilt do the most harm.
It Is possible that unconsciousness will set in
during sleep irom the effect of this pressure,
and the fatal termination in the case just men
tioned proves , the danger of wearing high
Over the mountains and far away,
In the regions of Ice. and snow.
Many a pilgrim is trudging to-day,
With a heart full of hope and shouting; "Yo-ho,
a or Klondyke!"
Over the mountains, beyond the p'alns.
Where the great river winds to the sea,
Many a pioneer jing his gains
And sings In a frenzied ecstasy—
In Kloudyke!
Thousands and thousands of miles away,
In the land of the polar bear,
Many a man Is digging to-day. •
Only to lind thai there's nothing there
in Kiondyke!
Many a husband, many a son,
And many a father, too:
Many a man who is dear tos me one,
ls climbing the glacier., leading through
To Klondyke!
Many a mother and many a wife
And many a one tbat ls dear
Js dreaming today of a happier life
. And hopefully walling to hear
from Klondyke!
And thousands and thousands of golden hopes
And many a dream that is fair I ! r ■■.--
Are destined to die on the frozen slopes
And fiud their graves out there
In Kloudyke '
3. E. KIBEB.
W. Gleason of Merced is at the Cosmopolitan.
Albert Lowry of Fresno is at ■ the Cosmopoli
T. F. Rogers of Fresno Is at the Cosmopoli
tan. r •' ..''.'■
Baron Fay, from France, is a guest at the
Dr. J. C. Street of New York is a guest at the
Dr. Tully of Stockton is among the guests at
the Bala win.
Frank Short, an attorney of Fresno, is regis
tered at the Palace.
Mrs. G. A. Miller and child of Hanford are
at the Cosmopolitan.
S. J. Moore of Gilroy, tbe well-known fruit
grower, is at tne L'.ck.
L. W. Fulketh. an attorney of Modesto, Is
stopping at the Grand.
A. B. Rodman, a rancher of Woodland, is a
guest at the Occidental.
P. H. Sexton, a cattle king of Montana, is
among the guests at the California.
K. R. McDonaldson of Grayson, Cal., ex-
State Treasurer, is at the Occidental.
J. B. Chlnn, a prominent fruit-grower of
Portervllle, is stopping a*, the Grand.
J. F. Pevendorf, a leading real estate dealer
of San Jose, is registered at the Grand.
A. Wellhelmer, a Fresno merchant, came up
yesterday. He is a guest at the Grand. .
Senator J. M. Gleaves of Redding Is on a
visit to San Francisco. He is at the Grand.
Among the guests at the Occidental is
Thomas R. Minturn of the town of Minturn.
L. C. Jacobs, a hotel proprietor of Oroville,
is visiting the City with his family. He is at
the Lick
Frank 11. Buck, the well-known fruit-grower
of Vacaville, is visiting the City and is stop
ping at the Palace.
G. P. Wilder of Honolulu' is at the California
Hotel with his wife. He. is connected with
the Wilder Steamship Company.
H. J. Small, superintendent of the* Southern
Pacific railroad shoos at Sacramento, is in
town. He is registered at the Grand. ;.,/
J. J. Hebbron, ex-member of the State Board
of Equalization and a large stock-raiser in tbe
Salinas Valley, is among these registered at
the Grand.
Mrs. W. C. Bompsrs, the wife of the Bishop
of Alaska, arrived from the East yesterday en
route to Juneau, Alaska, to join her husband.
She registered at the Occidental and will leave
on the Excelsior this alternoon. - Mrs. Bom
pers has resided in tho Territory for twenty
NEW YOKK, N. V., July 27.— At the St.
Cloud, F. Hunt; Grand, H. Settle, A. W.BteeJ;
Imperial, G. Goodlellow, W. J. Gunn, J.
Fran kei, A. F. Thedy; Holland, A. W. Rose, J.
Dannenbaum; Stuart, J. A. Allen; Grand
Union, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Havens: Sinclair,
J.V.Kimball; Gilsey, A. W. Steel; Hoffman,
C. H. Wilson; Union Square, J. L. Wright.
Mis. Fannie Ellis left the St. Cloud and sailed
on the Lahu for Bremen. Mrs. Mary B. Wat
son of East Oakland, Cal., sailed on the
Aurania for Liverpool. P. K. Benner and Mr.
McLeod are here buying. '/
New York Kun.
Some days ago the Sua announced the dis
covery of a new distinction of bicyclists,
which in the flurry over cheaper wheels was
comparatively little noticed. It is neither de
formity nor affliction, and, unlike the cycle
face, is not peculiar to men. The women
have it more conspicuously. Whatever may
be said as to the actual existence of "ostrich
necks," "pigeon toes," "knock-knees" and
other abnormalities c.used by wheeling, the
lately developed "bicycle blush" is real and a
virtue. * ~-v- v
It mustn't be inferred that the bicycle blush
is in the least degree the result of shock, anger
or humiliation. Quito the opposite. A young
woman may be spinning along the avenue un
accompanied and with nothing whatever to
molest her, and at the same time present a
very striking example of the bicycle blush.
Or she may be reclining leisurely at home
after her ride and still possess the bicycle
blush. In fact, wherever she : maybe it will
cling to her.
The blush in question results from the gen
erous Inhaling of fresh air, from the healthful
exercise of the body ana from the consequent
free circulation of the blood. Plenty of life
giving oxygen is responsible for the bicycle
blush, and the best way to produce it is to
mount and roll away.
Our advice is stay at home and save what
little you —Kalamazoo Telegraph.
. It's quite easy to get the gold fever, but un
fortun tely that doesn't lessen the hard work
of getting the gold.— Binghamton News. ' ■"
Don't start for the Klondyke gold fields
without about $500 and a year's supplies,
omitting icecream from the menu.—
Argus. _____
It costs money to go io the Klonayke, but
you can get all the advice you want about
staying at home for nothing.— Philadelphia
Ledger. • -
Unless a man has the capital ,to Invest In an
outfit and a large commissary he is taking
more chances on death than fortune.— St.
Louis Post-Dispatch.
If Russia had known that portion of Alaska
was principally composed of gold she wouldn't
have sold it to William H. Seward for
$7,ooo,ooo.— Minneapolis Tribune. -':'•'■ '
In view of the enormous amount of metal
some of the pans in that Klondyke district are
said to wash it's very probable that lots of
those stories won' wash.— Philadelphia Times.
Many of the young men who are going to
Alaska to get a lew bags , of gold dust and a
barrel or so of nuggets will be sending home
for the price of a return ; ticket before they
have sojourned very long in the Klondyke
country.— Minneapolis Times.
No man snould rush off to the Alaska gold
fields at this time of the year unless he has
$500 in his pocket or is prepared to subsist for
five or six months on a diet of icicles and
hope. About all that the average miner gets
during his first half year in that region Is an
overstock of frozen climate.— and Ex
press. '.-. . • ■ .',:.' -y V a '--'_
The same expenditure of .toil and the same
display of persistence exerted in those marts
where merchants most do congregate might
yield to many a one among the gold-hunters
a larger harvest of wealth perhaps than he
could have digged from the mountains or
washed out of the sands of the rivers during
years of labor.— City Times,: - .;
New Yo k Tribune.
The most interesting of the recent new
issues of stamps are the Jubilee stamps of
Canada and the special Newfoundland issue.
The Jubilee stamps are ail of the same design,
but of different colors and denominations.
Each bears two raits of the Queen, one
taken at the t me of her coronation and the
other recently. The issue is strictly limited
to 25.000 complete seis. each set ranging
Irom a half-cent to a $5 stamp. TLe dies
from which the stamps were printed have
been destroyed, as a guarantee that the issue
will not be extended. In sending out these
stamps the Canadian Government has only
followed what has now become a very general
custom among nations — that is, the creating of
special issues of postage-stamps as a money
making speculation. That these Jubilee
stamps are clearly intended to become curiosi
ties and not to be used for ordinary postage is
shown by the refusal of the authorities to sell
them except in complete sets.
The only exceptions to this rule are the I
cent, 3-cent and 5-cent stamjs, which are
sold separately. Heretofore the Canadian
stamps have been confined to low denomina
tions, there being no demand whatever for
stamps of $1 or over in value. This offer, an
other proof that the high-priced stamps in the
jubilee issue are only fur ornament and specu
lation. V , :, yy-.-t_'y
The Newfoundland stamps are said to be a
permanent issue, but there will be no little
speculation in these also. They are interesting,
and some of them have considerable artistic
merit. One of thorn bears a portrait of Cabot,
who discovered Newfoundland; another a view
of Cape Bonavista, where ho landed, and a
third a portrait of Henry VII, who granted
Cabot his cnarter. Then there is a series show
ing the various industries of Newfoundland,
including loggine, hunting, sealing and min
ing scenes. Still another stamp b--ars a jubi
lee portrait of tne Queen.
Chicago Times.
The visit of the Christian Endeavor dele
gates to the coast has cost, not less than
$5,000,000 at the very lowest estimate. Pos
sibly many who : spent from $100 to $200 on
tho trip would pay; a $5 subscription to a
church or mission fund with reluctance, but
even to people of this sort the trip across the
continent will havo a most broadening effect.
Those who traveled through Western Kansas
and Nebraska and the barren Dakotas and
other bad lands must have found it hard to
believe that Christian men and women were
living in some of the most uninviting' places
as serenely as do the God-fe whose lines
are cast more , pleasantly. Many of the West
ern counties fu Stales and Territories are mis
sion field-* now, and the men and women who
teach and preach there aro supported - by the
subscriptions of the church boards and church
people. Not one of the preachers is paid more
than $20 or $30 a month.
As the Endeavorers moved westward they
learned that every Westerner holds his alle
giance to his parent St .te and stands on the
threshold of his adopted commonwealth to
welcome the Easternor, the Southerner and
the Northerner io the fullest enjoyment of his
home. The . good feeling and heartiness —
frieud greeting friend, stranger greeting
stranger, all man Kind greeted as brotucrs — no
South, no No ih, no East, no West, no color
line drawn— has not failed to impress the
Endeavor delegates. Talk of dividing our
country on section lines because of political
differences is most unreasonable so long as
churches stand and christian citizens are un
dismayed. As the excursionists crossed the
prairies in July they found all about them
evidences of tho gieatness of our Republic.
As the Fourth approached patriotism and love
of country were evcrywnere manifest. In
Nevada, where the broiling sun beats down
on the treeless mining districts, the citizens
came "across lots" in wagons for fifty miles or
more to celebrate. *■'■-;''
The cowboys and Indians united in shouting
for Ola Glory and the mountaineers waved
our flag from the highest peaks and made the
cannon ring with their noise. The Endeavor
trains were halted whenever possible and the
delegates took part in tho festivities of the
Western patriots witb delight. Thoy noted
that saloons were more plentiful than
churches; they saw the cowloys ride and
shoot and saw many men very drunk. When
it came their turn to do something they sang
and prayed. At one station their song was :
The dying thief rejoiced to see
'1 hat fountain In his day,
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.
Long before the hymn was done many of the
rough felloes succumbed toils influence, for
lt was grandly sung by a train load of people.'
At one home on a mountain summit a little
boy lay Rick in a house near the railroad
track. .When the train stopped fifty or more
Endeavorers got off it, and standing by his
window sang "Scatter Sunshine All Along the
Way." As the tr .in pulled away everybody
joined in singing "God Be With You Till We
Meet Again." And the last gllmD_o had. of the
Utile sufferer revealed his pale lace aglow
with light and happiness, his hands clutching
a violin as if to hold in it the music he had
heard. It was worth while to sing to tho cow
boys and this sick child. Travel makes a cos
mopolitan Christian. New lands, new faces,
rid one of narrowness and cant and provincial
ism. The Endeavorers' visit to the coast was
worth all it cost. : -yT-ry v •
Colonel Ingersoll and Dr. Talmage are said
to receive higher salaries than any other
lecturers in the world. .
Mrs. Marion Crawford, wife of the famous
novelist, has dark eyes and golden hair, two
things rarely found in the same person.
Dean Pigou of Bristol, England, can endure
having letters addressed to him as Dr. Pique,
Pelken. Pigon, Pague, Plgour, Pickles, Peggue
and Puegon, but objects to be called Rev. Dr.
Pagan after having been forty years in orders.
Jullette'Atkinson, who is again the champion
woman tennis-player of this country, was a
chorus girl in a comic opera last winter. She
made'this humble start with the idea or ad
vancing in her profession, and she announces
her intention of continuing in the future to
play tennis in the summer and stick to comic
opera In winter.
Mr. Seddon, the leader of the New Zealand
Democracy, has risen from the miner's pick to
the Premier's portfolio. , Now, in his seventh
year of office, he is still able to carry on the re
markable progressive policy which has at
tracted the eyes of so many social students to
New Zealand. A cheery, bulky, blonde
Englishmen, with all his wits about him/ Mr.
Seddon will probably be a force to be reckoned
with for many years in colonial politics. ...■,.
When Fridtjof Nansen passed the day with
Emperor William the Emperor introduced his
children to his guest iv a characteristic man
ner. After, dinner the young princes were
called. „_ They filed in and stood "at attention"
in military style. , "Shake/ hands with j this
gentleman," said the Emperor. j "Look well at
him. Some day you will be abie to understand
what his work is, and then you will be glad to
be aDle to say you hare met him."
What Effect the Klondyke
Fever May Have on
This Coast.
Small Sales at Low Prices Seem
Now to Be the General
Faith in the Beneficial Results of the
Tariff— Review of the Records.
Eandom Notes.
The realty market continues quiet.
Small sales aie be ng made to some ex
tent, but prices aie generally low. The
signs of th? times indicate that this con
dition of affairs cannot last long.
In tho first place the new tariff bill is
now a law, and in the general revival of
trade expected to follow real estate can
not help receiving a healthful impetus
With the price of labor advancing and
money more plentiful there is not much
doubt that these hopeful expectations are
not bui'dei on the sand.
In early spring it is believed that thou
sands of adventurous- minded persone
will flock to this coast, en route to the
Alaska goldfields. Many of them will in
all probability return from thera sadly
disappointed, while many may make com
fortable fortunes; tut the effect on this
coast cannot be otherwise than beneficial.
All must make a brief sojourn here in
going, and many will voluntarily do so in
leturning. Thus the praises of California
will be sung throughout the East by "ar
gonauts" — a fit strain to follow that of
the Christian Endeavorers.
Durine the last weeK fifty-five mort
gages passed to record, aggregating the
sum of $124,701. During the same time
forty-six releases were recorded to the
total valuation of $125,484. Among the
mortgages the following were the princi
pat ones :
By C. E. Benjamin to. Ed ward L. Wagner,
$6-00 for two years at 7L< cent on property
ia Western Addition bloci_ 243, on the south
line, of Green, 125 west of Laguna, west 53 by
south 137:6; by Mary V. Baldwin to Isidore
Burns, $12,000 to November 8, 1898. at 6>_\
per cent, on property in 100-vara block 32<»,
on the southwest line of St.. unrt. 137:5 south-'
east of Market, southeast 45:10 by southwest
137:6; by E. Schmltt to Julie and ri. G. Brulon,
$6500 at 7 per cent, on property in rifiy-vara
block 93, on the east line of Dupont, 57:6
south ot California, south 20 by east 50, being
an extension to January 4, 1898; by the Hi
bernia Bank to John H. and Marearet E. Sulli
van, $5200 for one year at 6JjJ percent, on
property on the southeast corner of Bush and
L. gun a.' east 55 by south 137:6 fee:; by the
Home Mutual Benefit and Loan Association to
Henry and Henrietta liamicroegc-r. $4500 for
six years at 7 per cent on properly on the
South lino of O'Farrell, east of Larkin, ti3x9a
feet; by the Hibernia Bank to Thomas seme,
$6000 lot one year at 6' 2 ' per cent on property
ou the northwest corner of First and Clemen
tina street, 80 by 150 fe-t; by the Hibernia
Bank to Laura Albreclit. $4000 tor one year at
6J4 per ceut on property on the east line of
> 'if. more, south of McAllister; by th. same to
Patrick and Julia A. Cieary, $6100 for one
year at 6JX per cent on property on t* ccast
line of Howard, south of Twenty-fifth, 97:6 by
115 feet. "
Among the releases recorded the follow- I
ing were for comparatively large sums:
i From the Home Building ana Loan Associa
! tion to Frederick and Annie M. Spau'ding,
! $9200 on property in Western Addition, birck
165, on the south* line ot Vallejo street, 137:6
west of Gough, west 60 by south 137:6; from
the German Bank to Francois Marx, $9000 on
property in Western AddHiou, block 189, on
the southeast corner of Filbert and .Laguna
sirecst, east 137:6 by south 120: from the Ger
man Bank to MBggie P. Cheesman, $10,000
on property on the south line of Hayes street,
east of Lott, and on the northwest corner of
Fell and Lyon; from the Hibernia Bank to
George Dieterie and Daniel Laird, $12,000
on property at the intersection ol Market and
Noe streets; same to Daniel Laird and William
H. Crim, $10,000 on the same.
The following contracts in the building
line passed to record during the week:
Martin Keating with G. C. Sweeney, plumb
ing, gas-fitting, sewering, tinning and tiling
for a two-story frame building on the north
line of Fell street, between Colo and Shrader;
George Goodman with George M. Salsbury,
all work for a two-story frame building at 1210
Broadway: $2000.
Trustees of the Trinity Methodist Episcopal
Church with John O. Dyar, two stories and a
tower on the church on the southeast corner
of Market and Noe streets; $3425. v - :
John L. Kcster with Carl Schutt, all work,
except "plumbing, gas-litting, painting, electric
work, etc., for a two-story frame residence on
the north line of Grove street, 136:6 west of
Fillmore; $10,000.
Matthew Schwamm with Casper Zweitlein,
all work, except mantels, etc., for a two-story
lrame dwelling on the south line ot Ellis
street, 104 feet west of Gough; $5500.
Charlotte S. McLaughlin with M. C. Power,
all work tor a frame cottage on the west line
of Second avenue, 250 feet north of Clement
street; $1600. fy.yf.:;r
M. I. Barto will* Sarcander & Thompson, all
work for a bui. ding on the north line of
Eighteenth street, 75 feet east of Diamond;
$1200. - . '. -. -- ■"-. '-'■"
Claus Spreckels with Gray Brothers, con
crete work for power-house on the southeast
line of Stevenson street, between Third and
Fonrtn, estimated at $6400.
Standard Biscuit Company with James A.
Wilson, erection of two brick reel ovens in the
building on tbe northwest corner of Front
and Pacific streets; $3085.
William Alpenwitn E. M.. Weste and L. T.
Fehn, all work for a cottage on the west line
of Fourth avenue, 150 feet north of Clement
street; $1536.
• 11. Krause with F. L. Beach, all work for one
and a hall-story cottage on the north line of
Lombard street, 133 feet east of Gougii ; $1400.
The Pattosien Company with Robert Trost,'
raising, underpinning, excavating, brick,
mill and stur work, etc., for altering a two
story frame building into a store at the north
east corner of Mission and Sixteenth streets*
$5195. '
Mrs. Clara Bennett with L. G. Bergen, all
work for a one-story cottage on the north line
of Eighteenth street, 100 feet east of Colling.
wood ; $1048. ._■_>- .
P. SiricKiaud with L. Thoenges, all work for
a two-story and basement frame building on
the east line of Stevenson street, 85 feet north
of Thirteenth; $2320.
Lawrence and Kitty Boyle with A. O. Brown
alterations and additions to the two-story
frame building at 29 Powell street; $1240.
Eliza Lamey with Henry Munster, all work
for a two-story and basement frame building
on the north line of Brannan street, 105 feet
south of Fourth; $3800. „-».-■
Israel Kashow with B. F. Ellis, contractor.
George A. Bordsvell architect, for all work ex
cept grading, brick and cement work, plumb
ing, painting, mantels, marble and tile work
ana electrical work for a three-story frame
building of three flats, on the northwest cor
ner of California and Sleiner .streets, for
Henry and August Pape with A. G. Ander
son, contractor, for all. work except mantels
and chandeliers for a one-story attic and
basement frame building on the east line of
Thirteenth avenue, south of Lake street, for
J. Egan with Robert Currle, contractor, for
all work except painting and trimming for a
one-story frame cottage with' attic and base
ment on the south line of Dorland street, east
of Sanchez, for $1650. - - . .
j At last the Board oi Supervisors has made
a move toward building the County Hospital
provided for by an act of the last Legislature
C. E. Stewart will build a $6000 residence at
Stockton. r
A $10,000 residence is being constructed at
Salinas for W. G. Waters.
The contract to build the Crocker stable at
San Mateo has bsen awarded to C. W. West
cott. The cost will be $7000.
Contractors Hone and Sneibley have com
pleted the Shelter Home building.
The City Hall of Los Angeles is said to be in
a very bad sanitary condition, and a commit
ter of experts will be appointed to male- an

1 investigation, it to believed that several -
thousand dollars will be required to remedy
its evil condition. v ' . -.-
Kiverside is going to vote on the question of
building and equipping a' modern school
house. .
The Washington correspondent of the Chi
cago Times-Herald, who recently visited
Lookout Mountain with the Presidential
party, was reminded by lhat visit of an anec
dote* of Bill Nye. He says: We had stood
upon the same spot together some years be
fore and a guide then told us that we could
see seven States from that point of view,
viz.: Tennessee. Virginia, Kentucky. North
Carol! a. South Carolina, Georgia and Ala-
b *^Vnero's North Carolina?" Nye inquired.
The man pointed to a particular place in tha
puiple uorizon. >■:;....•-,>- • -. *i;v. *..„
"What makes you think that is North Caro-
Una?" Nye asked. • . .\y _
"Oh, we know by the direction and the con
formation of the mountains there, the man
replied. ... .- _
"Well. I know that that is not North Caro
lina," Nye declared, with some vehemence.
"And you would know it too it you would stop
to think. Here is a man of tne United states,
and yon can see thai North Carolina Is pink;
besides, I know it is pink. I live in that fatato
considerably, and I have helped to paint it
red, but of course I go away sometimes, and
then it fades a little, leaving it pink. No. sir,
you can't stuff me that way. The place you
are pointing at a color-blind man could see is
purple." , ..... .1.
Nye said those things so seriously that the
man was almost dazed. He ga.e Nye a pux
zed look, and then went on pointing out other
sisters in the late Confederacy.
They were talking of golf and she grew en
thusiastic. *;.'-. r --■
. "Ah," he said "I infer that you play."
"Oh, yes," she replied; "I play the game,
but I must confess that I don't speak the lan
guage very fluently yet."— Chicago Post.
"Do you think it's true that every man has
bis price?" asked the heiress.
. "I'm sure I don't know," he answered,
thoughtfully, "but if you want a bargain you
needn't look any further."— Chicago Evening
Post ,
- Shade of Shakespeare— Who Is this approach
ing the Elysian fields ?
Virgil— Is Professor Gumperdorfer, the
great German critic.
Shade of Shakespeare— I Now I shall have
a chance to find out what I really meant whea
I wrote "Hamlet."— Puck.
"Old man, there is money in buying your
wife a wheel," said the man whose face showed
soma traces of sordid greed.
"Oh, there is?" asked the man of no particu
lar character.
"You bet there is. She may eat a little
more, but she doesn't havo time to stop and
look at the window bargains."— Cincinnati
"Well, Elsie," said Mrs. Moral Suasion to her
three-year-old daughter, "did you tell God you
were sorry for being naughty?"
"Ess, I did, and he said: 'Great Scott, Elsie,
zat's all right. Zere's lots of 'em worser zan
you are." Pick-Me-Up.
Superintendent— l hate to mention it, Mr.
Quiller, but the firm is suspicious of you # It
thinks you have taken some of the funds.
Quiller (the bookkeeper)— Of course I have.
'Tween you and me, it was the only way I
could make my books balance.— Boston Tran
script. __________________________
California glace fruits, 50c lb. Town^en<^--•
» ♦ »
Fpfctal Information daily to manufacturer.,
business nouses and public men by the Prats
Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Montgomery. '
Cogswell clinical College.
The fall term of this institution will open
Monday, August 2. Applications received this
week, except Satuiday. between the hours of
10 a. M. and 3r. if. On and alter August 2 ap
plications will be received betweeu '.. A. M. nnd
3:30 P. M. *
"The only objection I have to that woman,"
.aid Mr?. Cayenne, reflectively, "is her lack of
* "I don't quite understand."
"Sue knows only topics about \vhliih to
talk— the weather and other women."—Wash
ington Star. ;
825 Hate to Chicago via tha Great
faanta Fu Route.
The Jow rates made for Christian Endeavnrer.
will be open to the public as welL An opportu
nity io visit the Ea. never before enjoyed by Cal
liornians. Pullman Palace Drawing-room Sleep
inp-cars of the latest pattern. Modern upholstered
tourist sleeping-cars run dally through from Oak
land pier to Chicago. See time-table in advertis
ing column. San Francisco ticket oilice 644 Market
street, Chronicle building, -eitphoue M.ai. _.
Oakland, 1118 Broadway.
Northern l'acitlc Railway— Yellowstone
b» Park Line.
The managers of the Yellowstone Park wish to
announce to the public that they have never been
in better condition to handle- visitor* than a', the
present time (rumors to the contrary - with
standing!. Ail of the large parties of Christian
Endeavorers have made the trip and are Out of
the park. For tickets and information apply to
T. K. Stateler, Gen. Agent, 638 Markel st, S. P.
••Mrs. TVlnalow'a Soothing Syrup"
Haa been nsed over fifty years by millions at
mothers for their children white Teetbinc with per
fect surcess. It soothes the child, softens ibe cams,
'allays Pain, cares Wind Colic, regulates the Bowels
and is the best remedy for Diarrhoeas, whet aris
log from teething or other causes, lor sale by drag
gists ln every pan of the world. Be sure and aslc
tax Mrs. Window's t-oothlns Syrup. 26c a boiUa
Reduced Rates for All
To the East via the Klo Grande Western Railway,
passing through Utah and Colorado by daylight.
■Through cars by all trains. Tickets, sleeping-car
reservations and full information furnished at 14
Montgomery sireet. '.y fff.
Corowado.— Atmosphere is perfectly dry. soft
and mild, beinir entirely free from the mists com
mon further north. Bound- trip tlckats. by steam
ship, Including fifteen day;, board at the Hotel del
Coronado, $60; longer slay $2 50 per day. App./
4 New Montgomery street, San Francisco.
Loss of hair, which often mars the prettiest face,
prevented by Parker's Hairßai-sam.
Hlsdkrcokns, the best cure for corns, 15 cts.
A sake, simple and effective remedy for indi
gestion is a doie of Ayer's Pills. Try the Pills
and make your msals enjoyable. yfyf
Chicago Editor— Are you the new reporter?
Chicago Reporter— Yes, sir.
'•I'm going to send you out to write up a
wedding. Ever had any experience at wed
"Been married four times, sir."— Sift
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