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:)fto: )ft0 San Francisco Call. .......:.... Proprietor CHARLES W: HORNICK Genera! Manager ERxNEST S. SIMPSON Managing Editor C. J OWEN • Business Manager •1" S Addr«» AH Commggtc«tlo»» to THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL. : TULEriIO.VE— A.U tor The C.IL The Operator Will Coanect You With • .. ' the Department You Wl«h. \u25a0BtsisESS- OFFICE.. Market . and Third Streets. San Francisco Open Until 11 O'clock; Every Night in the Year.. . EDITORIAL ROOMS.. ........Market and Third Street. ;"MAIN ; CITT BRANCH. 1651 Street. Near Post . OAKLAim OFFICE— IOI6 Broadway.. Oakland 1083 AIJAiTEDA OFFICE— I43S Park Street. .... ..^.Telephone Alameda 559 BERKELEY OFFICE— 2I4S Center Street Telephone Berkeley 77 . CHICAGO OFFlCE— Marquette Bld X ..C. George Krogness, Representative "WiW TORK OFFICE— 3O Tribune Bide:. .Stephen B. Smith. Representative .WASHINGTON BUREAU— I4 OS G Street N. W...M. E. Crane. Correspondent : SCBSCMPTIOV RATES. ''ct-^m Delivered by Carrier. 20 Cents Per Week. 75 Cents Per Month. Single • . . Copies 5 Cents. . . - \u25a0 - Terms by Mail. Including Po«a ß e (Cash With Order): _ DAILY CALL (including Sunday). 1 year , * • DAILY CALL (including Sunday), « months »•" DAILY CALL — By single month ,60 SUNDAY CALL. 1 year • •• * ... .WEEKLY CALL, 1 year • * * s ( n«iiv 58.00 Per Year Extra FOREIGN J Sunday ."'...- 415 Per Year Extra POSTAGE \ S>srtr **''.* 1-0° Per Tear Extra ' •. Entered at the United States Postofflce as Second-Class Matter. \u0084 ALI. POSTMASTERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE SUBSCRIPTIONS. \u25a0 Sample Copies Will Be Forwarded When Requested. Mali.suWribers in ordering chan B e of address should be particular to give ..\u25a0-both NEW AND OLD ADDRESS In order to insure a prompt and ."•'correct compliance with their request. THE REDEEMING FEATURES. j~r\lUZ prevailing high rates of wages shown by the instructive 1., table compiled by State Labor Commissioner Stafford are not S; cause for alarm, but rather for congratulation. The money will .: . go into the hands of the spending classes and the business of -the town will profit in corresponding measure. In fact, it has already, felt the impetus of quick circulation and those business hoiiS.es that have re-established themselves were never in their his tory iso* fully occupied or so severely taxed to meet the unusual deiiiand' <lue to the necessity of refitting and refurnishing forced upon so many by the great destruction of property in the fire. '\u25a0:'\u25a0\u25a0:'. Mt will not be contended that the lamentable loss of property in our great calamity was anything but evil in itself, but if there are redeeming features it is right to make the best of them. Among these features undoubtedly tne distribution of great sums of money to the men who work by the day is the most cheering. They are the people who need the money most and from their hands it .will go into active and immediate circulation. .\Ye shall not get the full amount due the property owners for .fire insurance, but from data now available it seems reasonably certain that payments on that account will not be less than $150, 000,000. It may be expected that nearly all the insurance money will go into building or other forms of rehabilitation. - • .An Eastern statistician who has carefully surveyed the situa tion here for the Boston Transcript goes into elaborate calculations as to the sum that will be required to rebuild the city. *He puts.it at \u25a0 $400,000,000. It seems a sort of rough guess, but perhaps it "Js not- too much to expect that some such vast sum will be spent »n building in Saii Francisco within the coming decade. Whatever the total, labor will receive something like 40 per cent of the whole. -\u0084/At present 30,000 artisans and unskilled laborers are at work in .San Francisco. The number will undoubtedly be materially in creased because the high wages prevailing here must have the effect of adding largely to the population. It would not be at all surpri-ing.if we were to find in a year from today that the number of people in San Francisco showed a considerable increase over the estimates of population made.before the fire. There is no doubt that the actual population of the city today is but slightly smaller than it/was before April 18. The returns of business on the street car lipes offer Mifficient proof of this fact. ' S; These are some redeeming features. We should make the most of them. '•WHY PLANT'S CHICAGO .JOURNAL LIES. T : 'TAVI\G brought the Scripp.s-Mcßae newspaper league to rc :-.|*— I', cantation of its unfaith in San Francisco. The Call now turns J[; J. its attention to that most persistent of all the pestilent tribe of .. calamity liars, the Chicago Journal. This sheet is doubly to be damned because it is not only prolific of wickedness, but 5 is accomplished in the presentation of the thing which is not. Xota ibly, the Journal is informed and illumined as to its editorial page .above .the Packingtown newspaper average; its continued false hood, .published with intent, as we must believe, to injure San Francisco, is skillfully done. 'Also, it evinces under pressure a high-minded regret that it should be so misunderstood, declaring its deep, and abiding sympathy for this stricken city and proclaiming • its. readiness to be of help and comfort to us in this hour of afflic tion. By this kind of hypocrisy you may know the practiced falsifier, .the purposeful liar. And at, last we know the Chicago Journal's motive. The plain, unpleasant truth is that it is doing its utmost to hurt San Francisco in order to help Florida. The lr.endacity of the Journal is probably part— and a large part — of the campaign to divert winter tourist travel from the Pacific Coast to the beaches and the other resorts of the South east Atlantic Coasti Maybe this is a mere business office arrange ment. but more probably it is due to the fact that the Journal is under the domination of the railroad interests which have 'nothing to .do with California and everything to do with Florida: Plant— the Plant who is at the head of the railway system and the chain of hotels which are popularly known by his name — is reputed to own .the- Chicago Journal, and while he may not actually and physically possess it. he comes pretty close to owning: the man who does own it. So when anything calamitous about San Erancisco appears in the columns of that newspaper, let it be remembered by the editors and the readers of newspapers that it! is merely a mean and gainful malevolence that inspires it., Presumably Plant and his kept editors and newspaper managers will be able to -find hypocritical justifi cation for their course in attempting to down San Francisco and '\u25a0 thereby to boost Florida business; it may Be that they will seek by shuffling denial and tortuous evasion to get. away from the ugly truth as to their motives. It does not matter.' We know their sor did reasons- and we will see to it that the rest of the world knows them. The discovered Ananias may as well-stop lying; once he has •been. found out he ceases to be worth the -price of his shame. j MR. TAUSSIG'S SUGGESTIONS. •a -Jr'R. RUDOLPH J. TAUSSIG, president of the Mechanics' •|\/l Instltu te and. a Regent of the University; of California, writ iVl • in £ in The Sunday Call makes some suggestions, for the good "** of the city that command attention. Mr. Taussig, mindful of the difficulties that, attend existing conditions in iSan Francisco does' not indulge in radical or visionary recommendations, but he recognizes that a great opportunity^ exists that should not 1 ; be neglected. ' , '^ AC V :x: x Among other things Mr. Taussig appreciates the value of Wide EDITORIAL PAGE. thoroughfares, not only for business purposes,v.butiikewise^as fire I breaks:" He feelsUhat' tlie -"cityp will not do itself ; justice if 'they op portunity to extend Montgomery/ avenue at a.: width'r of \u25a0. ioo feet to Market street is neglected. The extension would :fuifiji;the" double purpose of relieving congestion in a crowded andi busy quarter and would at the same time create a valuable fire - barrier. .Mr. Taussig believes that a similarly widened street oh the -south side of Market, extended to the Mission, is.an equally desirable improve ment on thepresent plan.. .--' . ...,.-. ; . , \u0084 /^ :.."-\u25a0 ! The city misses the Mechanics' Pavilion. .It: was: not, as Mr. Taussig points but, an a?chitecturai'..work-^ and commodious as well as centrally' located. - It. will, in all proba bility, not be rebuilt . in its former shape, and i'tlierefore^M'rHTaussig. hopes that its place may be : supplied by some structure of better design and equally .good capacity. 'A big: auditorium is a valuable' asset for; any. city that aspires to metropolitan-place and \u25a0.standing.* AVithout&some such building centrally .located ithe "city will neces sarily losV many of the attractions that are /made:! possible by the availability only of some structure capable of housing upward of 5000 people at one time. '• ' '•'"*" ' THERE cannot be much doubt that the revolution in Cuba is financed from New York and, further," that -its purpose is to force the hand of the United . States and compel annexation. There is a good deal- of doubt in. the public; mind whether we are ready for another excursion ,of this kind. i^AVe. are able to take care of Cuba, as, .we are able .to take care of the Philippines and Porto Rico, but it seems that up to date we have not profited much by these international investments. r ' > Represeiitative Jenkins of Wisconsin, whose, position as chair man of the House committee on judiciary gives weight to his opin ion, says that Cuba is already part^ oj 'the possessions of this coun try. His theory seems rather finespun, but if he is 'right' Cuba be longs to the United States in the sense that it is a public charge for which we are responsible as the' big policeman. .: Russell Sage may have been crazy, as an Albany nephew avers, but at least he was'not the kind of a fool that is easily separated from. his money. . . , 'V;."" .; o. : ? \.: That speechless convention of Los Angeles Republicans is safe from emulation by Democrats, any way. And just think of women attempting any such a thing! - ' : ; Uncle Joe Cannon's home-made .Presidential, boom may. prove to be a louder political noise thanVthel efforts of some of those classed as bigger political guns than he has ever claimed to'be. There is a new ordinance which authorizes the Board of Public Works to clear the. streets of debrisU AH who have examined the measure declare that there's nothing in its typography to prevent: its enforcement.' . .'\u25a0 \u25a0 •."•-; .-. - Japanese Are Absorbing Cotton Textile Trade of Manchuria. A JAPANESE newspaper says that President Y.imanobe- of the Osaka. Cotton.^Spinning Company has jtist returned to ' .Yokohama, from <a' business tour- in i Manchuria arid Korea. ".l He, says the prospects of the Japanese cotton goods market are- very promising.! The goods shipped fur Manchuria dur- I ing May by the Sanyci Kumiai; . a* syndicate for the export : of cotton goods, amounted to 1000 bales. The! syndicate shipped 1500 bales in June. 2000 bales in July and 2500 bales in August, and expects to ship 3000 bales in September. >.lr. Yamanobc says: "In our eyes the purchasing power of the Man churians is almost boundless. The inhabitants of Manchuria are much bet ter off than the Koreans,. and in addi tion to this advantage about 20,000 per sons are yearly flowing into, the country from Shantung and thereabout.' These new settlers add to the demand,: and It is difficult to imagine' how groat will grow the <?onsumption of cotton goods in Manchuria. Japanese sheetings, which have been plaeod , on the market by the Newchwang office of the Mitsui Bussan Kaisha since April last, arc finding ready salos. This Is due to the cheaper price and good quality of our goods and we must maintain this con dition to the end and strive to take into our hands at least one-third of the cot- I ton goods supplied to the Manchurians! by America, by whom the market has been monopolized. American cotton improted through the X?v/chwang cus tom house alone amounts to "0,000 bales 1 a year, and the value of each bale, is about $70. But there is also a large amount Imported by. junks, 'and the' grand ' total- supplied by America '"is about 140,000 bales.. So large is.. the demand in Manchuria that It can^bs sciirceiy supplied 1 if the_ whole, prqdlK-7 tion of : sheetings : in Japan... 120,000 bales, is shipped thither. .Under the present state of things it is entirely out of question to drive away American goods from- the' Marichurian ' market, but it is generally admitted by sensible men, Japanese . and foreigners' alike, that Japanese cotton textiles-will*con quer the Manchurian' -market ;Sn'.;the end. There are already,sighs'of:this. \u25a0/ The market.'for -American" goods , is extremely unfavorable, and supplies are as rapidly grettipg congested as JaDan ese goods arc 'being- 'cleared.*. During our stay In Manchuria a commission of foreign merchants' In Shanghai ar rived, snd the commission .seems -to have been convinced \u25a0 that 'Japanese' shirtings, are a powerful, rival to..Cor r eign cotton. The price' of Japanese shirting is about $2.25 : per "-piece :of 40 yards, against ' the iVmorican, \u25a0 \u25a0which: is valued from -?3. 25 •to $3:75. while the quality of the twoJs almost, alike: Un der these circumstances, the success of our goods in i the contest * with Ameri can goods is already ; beyond, doubt. Jap anese \u25a0 goods". enjoy ; a, further advan tage. They arc admitted . duty free ,Rt Tairen (Dalny) while Amerlcin goods have to" pay an. import, duty' of about $2 per bale at Newchwang-. '.This privi lege of the. Japanese will' be removed sooner, or later, as a Chinese .Custom house, is to. be shortly^ established,' but I feel assured, that the balance is. in our favor.'-. ; : - ..\u25a0.,*•\u25a0 ~ ,-_ -' •"., ;'\u25a0 . Manchuria itself is • one" of • the, best markets i in. the 'world- for 'cotton-..".tex tiles."'-" The art' of r weaving is yet- in a very primitive; state,;; and as It <can by| no means 1 be : = improved ' in . the ' n ea r future, ''tlie « tlnha'bitants ..i ; : must \u25a0\u25a0'.look abroad f or >. the i supply ; of \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0, cotton stuff for ; theiJv'clothing. ; ' 1 The large ;majority of ' .the - population are V"pea3arits and laborers, ; and",they - are ; naturally Mn clined "to ; prefer coarse and-i more dur-' able; Japanese * cottons i to finer;, calico. I \have ; come f back- loaded; wi til r great hope- for. the .market' of ; o'lir •ahirtlhg; .The-"m ost hop'eful^fleld-; for our/cotton goods is the! country i north' of Kwang chentze-^-tlie;;, region ri-'abofct*; Chang-' chung and Klrin.' Textiles are'sent into' Mongolia^in considerable 'quantity.' from Kw«ingchent2<»r \u25a0 : In:-; ,: shqrt.vv -jcottbn ' goods • will find the ;better: market In Manchuriav the t more* they 'are'sent 'fur ther northeastward.*,.. • <!..•;>; - . *!',.\u25a0-; *"If the .market; is"; to 7 be ; rnpre. rapidly extended :lnjManchuria;/it is- necessary for Japanese ; weavers .toV~ have' in MEANING OF THE CUBAN REVOLT. NOTE AND COMMENT. Kwanschentze headquarters for, sale it. goods.. In Manchuria the demand for . - c °ttqn .yarn, is .on. ,tho. . de crease, -as . the . demand : for cot -toh fabrics "is "rapidly increasing. ?;;Th.e -^decrease ;> of .. sales v. of \u25a0 the former. : however,^ may :;t>e offset >'by; the increase in other, partsj of. North China. Japanese enerineers, 'the. advisers, 'to the public .works^bureau "pr Chlhli, aiV now training over^O, Chines? in operatinK the battan weaving ; looms. . These oper ators are" to be ?.9<ent out; to various places in; Uhe province ..each with - a loom, and willtcach thopeopl* how to work It, with a view.to disseminating the use of the loom in the interior of China- and improving "the weaving",in dustry. When this plan is, put into exe cution, it will call for -the increase of cotton yarn. MR: AND MRS. CHARLES lIARLEY, who went East a year or two 'ago and planned to remain there permanently, have returned to;Caiiiornia ; and have decided to remain here. They have taken the Livingston Jeriks house in Ro?»i Valley and have : sont East for tluir, two attractive children, "who were left behind when Mr. and .Mrs. Harley came West to look into af fairs here. There: is much genuine rejoicing over the return of the Har ley s, who were always great favor ites.'-'Mrs.: Harley was Miss Florence Deming. . \u25a0• \u25a0 \u25a0 ' •':<;'":>- )\ - T '"'«-"' - . *.. • ' * )'\u25a0> \u25a0 *\u25a0 '\u25a0 Mrs.- Gaston Ashe will leave about the .f irst of .next .month for- a/ trip to Alaska, accompanying Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Bender and. .Miss Margaret Bender. y They expect to be absent about a month. ' Miss Bessie. Ames .arrived last, week from the; East, vvhere^ she .has been for some time.and:ts;with her parents, Mr/anrl'Mrs.-Pelham 1 Ames, at their flat.' 011 1'Lydii 'street7\ Tt' "is """possible th;it.;Mi|i' Ame?' stay -here vvill be- a brief, one. as- she. is.conteniplating;re turning Eiist.and'in that case will, be accompanied by her mother,; Jlrs. Ames./ \u25a0\u25a0'?;; ;\u25a0.»"•'." '\u0084 \ ".<-, -\u25a0'•': . 'Mi.-s; Lutic Collier ' has been r'in Santa Barbara for theilast month' as the; guest of Mrsrv-Richfcr,: and. v will remain- in the south'Huitil about Sep tember 10. '; : V v ' •'= ' . Miss; EtlieLShorbVw'rites most en thusiastically -of "time she -is , having- at tKe/army.: maneuvers near :Camp .Tacoma- 1 -' where.. S she : lis staying, with' her sister; Mrs; Murtagh, whose ;husbarid. r Ca*iStain ! Murta'eh;.;i3 Stationed . there: -at ". present.' v Miss S^rW- who. rides' very,- well, has": a horse >at ; her disposal:. =: They^ are ; in tents>and-;takev their ; meals, at ; . the Country- Club "house,Twliich';:haV» been placed- at the disposal^of s the officers an(ljheir.farnilics.-sMrs>Murtaghwill remajn-.at the "campJuntilTthe" middle bf,;September, when'- she '.will return here, and Miss= Shorb iray, 'decide' to remain^ until- •then, - although .her original \u25a0; plan was to ; come back before the endsofthis month.v -^ '- ': ." f" : ; VDr: and ' Mrs; Ajfred Ba kerSpp ldiiig, who ; were burnt^ outsat U the; ' Empire apartment house" and rwhoihave' been with^Mrsj-Spaldiftg's'iamother/rMrs. Polhemus.jin JthcSStarfeKecler "house ln^S?.usalito^since^"are;vlo6king : :for7a house in tow nT aricl r^ will \ return ; sliortly /O/thc city;/ior.:"the- t wiikcr : .r '1 '- - .'i : ;Mj's.;.LeamicV >Sh'errnan ; : |will .=sail from . Ne w;' YorkToiTf ; September* io .to meet her daughVer/ : 'Miss> : Elsic'Shcr-. nun, who .hascbeehlspchdin^ .the siim : Art a la Mode - Approved by Comstock. Answers to Queries. . AFwEA—A. S., City. The area of the United States proper is 3.602.990 square milos;,that,of Brazil is" 3.213,130..-;", BIT THE FIRE— A' Reader. City. .- It is- very doubtful-' if : there ever will be prepared \u25a0 a correct list" of losses sus tained by fire In this city on April 18 and subseciuentdays. V . SCHOOLS AND .'. CHURCHES — A Reader, City. During April of tne cur rent year: twenty-eight public schools and sixty-three churches were affected by shock and then 'with a' very fow ex ceptions by fire.' A list of the damage by each cause has not yet been pre pared. The Smart Set mer in Constantinople as the guest of friends. Mrs. Sherman and Miss Elsie will remain in Paris for a year at least, and there Miss Sherman, whose ability as a violinist is well known, will continue her, studies this winter. . . * * * * -. ' Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Jones, who sold their beautiful Ross Valley home last 3'ear, exchanging it for their present home on Buchanan street, between Pacific avenue and Broad way, have again bought a= home in the valley, quite near their former .property;, They are ; at present in Ross Valley, having rented a house there- for the summer months. It is possible that they 'and their family may decide to remain -out of town air 'winter. . Mrs. J.Lcroy Nickel is spending the summer at her country place. Mount Madonna, near .Gilroy, and is at present entertaining a party of friends, among whom is Mrs. Fife. % ;Mr. and Mrs. J. J.Spiekef and Miss Georgie Spieker,"; who : have been 1 at their country ; place in Ross Valley all -summer, will leave sometime early in October for .the r^East arid will re main i, there -for .quite a time, visiting friends and relatives and traveling. On their r return they^will go to their Ross ; Valley home' and will not.be in town at all- this winter. 'tOsSI Mr.'and Mrs. Frederick Royal Sher rhnii will'gb; to Oakland oti Septem ber: 1, taken '.a- house. at Linda .Vista 'for; the- next: two years. Their house-on Green street in this city has been taken by Mn- Sherman's sister. Mrs. William McCann, who has been living in: Mill Valley.." -' \u25a0Mrs! Howard . C.\ Holmes is spend ing this^month.at . Los Gaftos, but will return to ' town • er.rly in September. M r.y and M rs. ; H olmes have recently purchased ;,a home on Buchanan street, near" Pacific: avenue, and will spend the winter there., . Mrs. John-';Mannen "McClure and her -little, son 'have recently returned to their- home in Oakland. latter : --an enjoyable ; stay with "Mrs. ;McClure"s aunt.vMrs.^ George ; H ell nia nni '\u25a0 at " the latter's- camp :near ; Healdsburg. ; Judge- J:jH.,Pryor ) and Mrs. Pryor jDf.Siiusalito.; who "left California," a ; month ;; ago f or_Va -^ trip : around : /the world; have'returned.-o^ying.to the ill ness -; of . 'Judge « Pryor, who ; was • sud denly J stricken just' ; before '- ; leaving Boston for> Europe.' : They have : taken aj-lionie 'ihf'Pasadcna.'r where, they will remain 'dufiri'^rthe winter." \u25a0 \u25a0w \u25a0«_-•.'-..-•;• •*j."..-:*".-- :V , * .-.•;"'] .".. ," '. \u25a0 Mr. arfdvMrs; A.~D.\Grimwood and Miss: Grimwood, ihave \been .spending the tpast two 'weeks fin town "at the Six Collieries in Cape Breton Being Worked Under Water. THERE arc now in Cape Breton six collieries working under water. -The largest is the Prin- ;-\u25a0 ,'cess or Sydney pit in Cape Bre ton,lsland. This colliery was the first in North America to mine coal from be neath the bed. of. the Atlantic Ocean. The seam of coal averages between Si^.and 6 feet thick, of best quality. The angle of dip or inclination sea- residence of Mr. and 'Mrs. Bryant Grimwood. -Mrs. Grim wood has been seriously ill, but is so much better that with her family she will be able to re turn in a few days to their home in Mi^s Genevieve Harvey and Miss Jeanette vd!i Shroeder are spending a few days with friends at: Del Monte. . >•-\u25a0 * \u25a0 * . * - \u25a0 Miss Laura B.ites is the guest of ,Miss Hooker at Del Monte, and 'will return to Belvedere at the end of the week. -,* * * Mrs.; Edgar^ B. Carroll'and her son left Saturday for their home \n New York. Mrs. Carroll came out to at tend the.funral of her. sister-in-iaw, Mrs. Laura 1 B. Hanchettc, whose de plorable death has caused sincere grief. * * \u25a0* Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Spreckels \ and family, who rented the Sam Breck house in Oakland immediately after the earthquake, have leased the George Shrevc house in San Mateo, where they will spend the winter. . " \u25a0 *. * * Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Scott are at Del Monte and have as their guest Miss Linda Cadwallader. \u25a0/* * * - -Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs and Miss Maud. O'Connor-have sailed for.Amer ica and will come directly to San Francisco to look alter their interests. Miss ' Lily O'Connor has so ably man . aged their; affairs that they have suf feredlio severe loss." '\u25a0 * . * '* ' Mr: and Mrs. John Ferris left on Saturday morning for New York en route to their home in Reigate, Eng 1 a n d.'-gßStßtffifiSjB * • * ,'*\u25a0;\u25a0 : Mr.- and Mrs. John Taylor (nee Van Ness) are ; enjoying ' an ideal trip through England and Scotland. .\u25a0> .'•\u25a0. ' .*' \u25a0* \u25a0 " * . Mrs." Julius Kruttschnitt and her charming daughter. Miss'- Rebecca^ 1 went .down to : Monterey ; Saturday in their ; private ;car. '. \u25a0- _ - "• \u25a0 * \u25a0.-"*'\u25a0\u25a0 * ?.J.C6mmander .and Mrs: Goye spent the week-end in Ross, as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry T.Bjthin. ; \u0084. :.-:•:•\u25a0 -\u25a0.. *, ?*?;>\u25a0\u25a0• \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 % .Dr. and t Mrs. Grant Self ridge have rented 'the .attractive little ' bungalow in;Ross of Mr. and Mrs. Albert! Dibble, .who^are^spending the summer in the ; 4 Easti ; with Mrs.v Dibble's relatives. 'h Dr. and M rs. Archer i'-Todd ( Har riet Dc .'-.Witt Allen) * returned from : their" honeymoon last^wcek.a'nd:: left Sunday- morning, for where they will: reside." ' : . '"Town'send's CaVglare fruits and can dles at Kraponum, • Pos c '- and Van J» ess und 1203 and; li'2O Valencia, atreet. « . '.' r-f'-'.'V - \u25a0.- '\u25a0 \u25a0 • - ,\u25a0'' \u25a0 ' \u25a0' AUGUST 29; 1906 —CHICAGO IXTEE OCEAN. ward, is 5 degrees, or about 1' foot ver tical jn 12 horizontal. The working of the "whole coal"' under the sea by the borc-and-pillar system was com menced in 1877. under an overhead cover at the shore line of 690 feet Qf solid although part of the workings driven to the rise under Sydney Harbor was operated under a cover of 50c feet or tess. i The present workings are distant I from the shore line 5800 feet to the dip. At this point the overhead cover is 1 140 feet in thickness of strata, with 3$ to 40 feet depth of water above it. The undersea workings in the whole coal cover 1620 acres. Xo I sea water has yet found its way into the workings as a result of removing the pillars. A feeder of a few gallons of water per minute was encountered in some whole-coal workings driven to the rise, as also at the face of the water levels driven in the direction of the outcrop to tne south, but this water evidently followed the scam of coal downward f-rom'its outcrop under the waters of the harbor. There has been no water . known to come from overhead across the measures. •This immunity from overhead leak* from the ocean is probably due to the presence in the superincumbent strata of 12 beds of firec lay or underclay of a total thickness of 39 feet, as well as to the numerous beds of \u25a0 shale. The subsidence of the overhead strata caused by the removal of a bed of coal 6 feet in thickness would prob ably under these conditions soon choke itself, so that there would be no further actual motion or settling of the strata for more than, say, 100 feet upward. Above that • point the elas ticity of the beds of shale and tire clay mentioned would prevent any rupture.- Fire clay \vnen brought into contact with water soon forms a soft, clay resembling putty and impervious to .water. Out of the submarine area there has already been taken some 5,250,000 tons of coal from. the main seam, while the company has also commenced the working of. another, and thicker seam in the same area, from which in all likelihood they will secure, as much coal as has already been taken. Lives of German Workmen Protected by Government. THE German Government has es tablished and maintained at Charlottcnburg a permanent exhibition of appliances de signed to prevent accidents and to safeguard the welfare of workmen, and. similar institutions "exist at Mu nich. Amsterdam, Brussels and Zurich The British Secretary of State was recently asked whether, under the circumstances, the British Govern ment would consider * the advisability of assisting in the formation of a simi lar institution in England. \u25a0rMr- Gladstone (son of the late Wil liam E. Gladstone), in replying said that the question, of establishing" a similar institution in England had been several times discussed, but there were -many practical difficulties to be overcome. He said that 'a good deal of • useful work had . been done by ; the J publication of special reports on particular classes of machinery, the , report on cotton-cloth machinery and hoists and teazles being specih cajjy; mentioned. : He ' is now: making further, inquiries on the subject.