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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 2

Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 2

Oakland Tribunei
Oakland, California
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OAKLAUD DAILY EVENTNG- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBEB 25 SHEET. I i I The Christian philosophy of hiitorv will be THE CHURCHES. LANOS AND BUILDINGS. Ef STERN SALARIES. set forth with Jesus naturally at its center the brilliant diamond surmounting tSe dark foil. A CHCBCH ORGANIZED IN TKMESCAL. A Council of the Congregational Churches of Oakland and San Francisc. was called last Thursday at 3:30 r. to advise and recognize the steps taken Claremont Congregational Church of Tem-escaL Rev. J. E. Dwinetl, D.D., was elected Moderator of th Council, and Rev. W. H. Cook as Scribe. The steps taken by the church were heartily en doised by the Council, and the Council adjourned to meet again on Sunday evening, at which time a service of Recognition and Fellowship will take place. The order of exercises will be- as follows: Hymn prayer; Scriptures read by Rev. H. E. Jewett; sermon. Rev. J. Dwinell, D.D.J prayer of recognition. Rev. John Rea; "Fellowship of tbe Churches," Rev. Gso. Mooar. 1.D.; "Address to the Church," Rev. J. 'A. Benton, D. beaediction. Rev. G. ,11. Merrill. The service held in A. O. JJ. W. Hall, Claremont avenue. Temescal, and eommencas at 7-30 p.m. T.M.C.A I Rev. Aaron Matthews, the converted Jew from London, who filled the Y. M. C. A Hall with a crowd of interesting listeners last Sabbath afternoon, will give another address at ths same place Sabbath afternoon at 3 o'clock. The male choir will be present as usual, directed by Prof. Merrideth, and Miss Katie Scbafer will preside at the piano. MEETINGS OP THE WBEK. Sunday 3 p. m. Preaching by- Rev. Aaron Matthews. Sunday 4 P. M. Meeting for men only. Monday 7:45 P.1 M. Men's meeting. Monday 8:45 p. Workers' Training Class. Tuesday 7:30 p. M. Meeting Boys' Branch. Tuesday 8 P. M. Male choir p. if. Monthly Friday 8. p. M. Gospel praise service. Saturday p. Men's Bible Class. i A DEPARTING RECTOR. The Rev. Mr. Chetwooj, Rector of PaulV, will start next week for Chicago, whither he goei ai a deiejata from the i diocese of Ca'if ornia to the General Con vention cf tbe Church, which meets in that city October 6th. As to-morrow will be his last' Sanday with his people for sometime he has expressed the wish for a full attendance. P0LPIT THEMES. Rev. M. Angela Starr (Congregational-5 1st) will preach in 0dd Fellows' Hall, East. Oakland, to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Hia subject will be "Christian Religion." Rev. Dr. Strattoh will occupy the pul-' pit of the First Congregational Church to-morrow morning, and in the evening Rev. Aaron Matthews, of tbe British Society for the propagation of the Gospel among -tbe Jews, will speak. I Rev. Ueo, W. bweeney will preach ts- i morrow morning on "Feople Who Are i Drifting from God and Losing all Sense of xteiigioue sense and Obligation. The Causes of Such Decadence and the Cure." 1 Ivev. Aaron Matthews wi 1 preach at lha First Baptist Church to-morrow moraine-. 1 and in the evening the congregation will unite with the First Congregational Church in union services. i N. F. Rsvlin will lecture in Hamilton i Hall Sunday evening, the 26th. at 7iS0 o'clock. Subject, "Bad Books. Tobacco and Whisky tbe Triple Agent of Ruin i to the Boys of this Country." I At the Second Presbyterian Church on i Sabbath ai 11 A. the Pastor. Rev. H. i H. Rioe will preach oa the text "Draw Nigh to God and He will Draw Nigh to I You." At 7:30 P. M. there will be a Snndav i cuooi concert ana quarterly review. 3UO- jeet, "i ne Aiast six Months of ecus Life on Earth." There will be singing, recitations and other exercises, the whole illus trated by tbe map, blackboard and colored pictures, J. W. Tucker Son, the old reliable painters, who have won a reontation nnon the- merits of their work, have removed from thirteenth and Webster streets to 1118 Franklin street, -near Thirteenth, where they will he pleased to see all their old patrons and friends. i Chicago Prices At'Cbadbdurne's, 741 to 745 Market San Francisco. DAKIANA Is acknowledged br these who bave used it to be great in viirontor and nervine Partlea In Oakland. Tbe Vienna Bakery. 205 Kearnv S. are nre pared to supply wedding and other parties with every thing required, including dishes, tablets etc TkAMIANA BITTERS am nnralv made from treb Ihunianm leaves. Chamber Suites, In cherry, ash and walnut, at Cbad-bonrne's, 741 and 745 Market street San DAHIA2YA is a sniendid laxative to the boala thus keeping Wis liver from becoming torpid. BUT vout furniture at anrt ion' nrir at LYON KINSEY'S. i Sells meat at tbe lowest rates, and keeps i only tbe best, 477 Eleventh street. i Carpets and Matting-, Large assortment juft arrived at H. i SCHELLHAAS'. 408 Eleventh street. 1 Great reduction in Coal. L. JAFFE Sixth and Franklin. Telephone 34. General Overland Ticket Office. Best rates and accommodations by the Short Route' for all points East. Apply at Whitney'a Express Agency, 655 Broad-; way. Cheap steamer rates to and Seventeenth streets. nr Twenty-fourth avenne. It will cost $1,800. S. K. Harrison is the contractor. Chas. A. Bailey will shortly commence the erection of a cottsge, to cost $2,000, on the Woolaey tract, near Berkeley. J. Schneider will furnish the mill work, carpenter and galvanized iron cornices for Blake St Moffitt's new building, corner of Broadway and Eighth street. Tbe contract price i $17,922 and he has nntil Jainary 1, 1887, to complete the work. L. P. Nickerson has contracted with A. D. and J. B. Wilson to erect for them a two story building- on Taylor street, near Wood. It will cost $2,300. A- R. Daw has contracted to bnild for J. M. Camp a cottage to cost $1,800, on Eat iNii.eteentn Street, Oakland. I IN ALAMEDA. Tbe commodious and nandsome resi dence being built for E. H. Miller, on tbe corner of- Grand street and Alameda avenne, is being rapidly finished. A handsome residence jp being completed for G. W. Bennett, on the corner of Cen? tral avenue and Benton streit. The dwelling contains nine rooms, and will cwt about $4,000. I A. W. Pattiani Co. are building a handsome dwelling on San Antonio avenue, between Morton and Para streets, for Mr. Fish. I A small cottage is being built for Mrs. Matervich. of East Oakland, oa Taylor street, near Third avenue. A five-room cottage is being built by M. McCulIougb, on the corner of San Jose avenne and Paru street, 1 A six-room cottage is being erected for K. Wooden, on Morton street, between Santa Clara and Central evenuej. Mrs. Chapman is having a two-story residencV7of tight i rooms erected on Verdi street, between Santa Clara and Railroad avenues. Mr. W. T. S. Ryer is having a large and attractive residence house erected on his premises next to the corner of Park street and Pacific avenue, the former residence property of Mr. T. A. Smith. W. W. Dames is having an addition, in the shape of a tower, built to his resi dence. 1 SAM DAVIS' DIARY. He Makes Notes of Hia Obserra-tisns tbe Carun Appekl, Augutt IKK Moaday--Reached San Francisco at 11:30 last night. Had telegraphed to several parties for rooms, and wondered how I could make excuses if they all met me at the wharf at once. I Reached Palaoe Hotel without meeting anybody, and attempted to register along with two aunts. Clerk said if I wanted to appear on the register in the morning papers there wonld be no objection, but the house was full. Went out and registered at Grand, Occidental, Cosmopolitan and Lick. Went to' lodging-house on Kearny street; tried the Market-street gores. Tackeled Valencia, Minna and Eddy. Didn't find any of them home. Reached Arthur McE wen's residence, No. 1742 Bush. Gate locked. Tried to climb over. Climbed back, leaving portion of pants in possession ot bull dog. Returned to hotel and found aunts routed ont of parlor to make room for Forty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, who were assigned to cots on the floor. Returned to parlor of Grand, and again bounced. 1 Mr. Thorn suggested lee. aide of hotel on I Secured rooms of old fat Spanish woman at 3:30, last suite in town Tuesday Rose at and started ont to hunt eligible position to view grand parade. Found window in lawyer's office and placed ladies therein. i Routed out at 10:30 for parties who had purchased location for $35; On leaving remarked, that' I should hunt a double window $50. Didn't bunt it, however. Hadn't lost any such window. Asked an Old Pioneer to climb on top of Pioneer Hill and give me his impression of the parade. Found out that I had been address ing Governor Stoneman. Chatted about tbe extra session. i Said he didn't know it was loaded. 1 Didn't see tbe parade on account of the crowd. I Couldn't find anybody who had. Saw fireworks at night in spite of the crowd. I i iFire broke out on Market street at 10:15. Man in crowd gathered np some old lumber, made two tiers of seats, and sold them for $2 cash, telling the victims was a camp-fire in honor of John Logan. i Went to frees Headquarters and found Sheehan, Burke, Irish, Pixley, Jackson and Mark Boruck. Ordered champagne for the party. It was free. Topic of conversation for the evening "The Incorruptibility of. the Boruck beg in to order wine. Wednesday Woko this morning with swelled head. .1 Went to Press Headquarters and bor rowed wet towel of Boruck to wear in hat during day. Committee of Arrangements ordered one gross of towels- for journalists during the Encampment. Called at 1 alace Hotel and ottered to run for compromise candidate for Senator of Nevada. Application placed on file with Nicht Clerk. i Borrowed Connecticut badge of Charlie Stoddard and wore it one day. Quit because of discovery that people with big badges were charged doable for bit drinks, likewise meals. i -Thursday Met number of Marysvil Iians who came down on a barge. JJnnned twice. Stood 'em off twice. Asked brass band to escort me up Market street and send bill to Press Headquarters. Enjoyed music and escort very much. Called at Press Headquarters in even ing and again Bet np the wine. Bill of $200 for band music considered by committee at night. I Bill tabled for further information. Information hard to get, I Friday Awoke tired, bnt got up. Tried to make same political combina tion at Palace. Captured seven counties. Bought tickets for Margarite Mather. Couldn't get in. 1 Called at Press Headquarters and ordered more wine. Bill of brass band considered in execu tive session, i Tabled for further information. I Information not close to reach. i Saturday Staved at Press Head quarters all day. Too fatigaed to get away. Sunday Think of going home, having just received grip-sack from Railroad Company. Poison; Antidotes. 1- Make your patient vomit by etvinz a tumbler of warm water with a teaspoon- ful of muatardia it, and send for the doctor. If the poison is acid, give mag nesia and water, or chalk and water. or soap and water, with plenty of warm water besides. If it. ia an alkali, like potash, give vinegar and water, lemon juice or some other safe aeid. Always remember the acid nrst. If laudanum), strong coffee is a good thing to giva nntil tne doctor comes. Jveep the pa- tient awake. afford him a living salary. Anthony Trollope never threw up bis postoffice job. did he; And so all tbrpngn, from tne day ef Charles Lamb and the East India House to that when: 'Horace whined for the ltoman nobles toj "forbid him te want and command him to write." The newspapers of this Eastern coast are better than those of the Western only in a sense, lie in publisned wbare popu lation is dense, they i are not obliged to cayer so much territory. Ihe Western newspapers lead when! one considers tbe sparse territory tributary to them, and the immense distance over wmcn tuey draw their news. Mechanically, Bos'oo has no paper thatl compares with the Chronicle, the Bulletin, or the Altai and I knew, with the exception of the Boston Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle pays ont quite as much for Inews as any New England paper. The! Boston Traveller prints two editions, but it pays little for news, and most of jits original matter it: gratuitous. But the comparison is unfair. Boston is losing fame as a center superior civilization, and San Francisco is gaining it. The manufactures i New England have, during the past fifteen brought in foreign labor. The; Funtan name and character are no longer to tbe fore. As a literary (center, ten city lias tbe preced? ence. "culture, it, ny it, is intended a brcader and more liberalizing civilization; a more humane treatment of life and sincere-intention to make it worth living; a kindlier feeling to one's fellows and more disinterested desire to Iitt work ingmen above their idiscouraeinir sur. roundings iuto an atmosphere of love of the work instead of love of the weee: to i (arouse of what Terence meant! when he said, "I TrAan nnthinir is human far from there is certainly more cf this by the West ern sea than by the Eastern. But is it not ever mor4 true that those of fine feeling and pure thought are not many anywhere tbe world over, and that each one of luminous instiactj wherever he goe, must find out for himself these of nobility of impulse, and, when found, no matter where, they will be found greatly in the minority? It was at Long Branch a week kco that rode the lauhinsr strand; by the magnificent cottage of Selir man, a marvel of architectural art; by that of Porter, a fabric tjf grace framed in a wilderness of exquisite exotics; by that of Childs, a vision amid which the eyes revel nntil they are sick; with beauty; and tben, next to this, we came npon one, the lowliest and most modest of all, half-hid behind a natural growth of cedar and pine, the only native shadeiwef saw on tbe Cape, and bere we tarried long and wete silent, and our eyes were wet with for it was the heme of General Grant. Charles J. Woodbubt. W. H. H. HART. Ssmething Abostt tbe Republican for Attorney C.enera.1. The most thrilling scene ia the Republican State Convention Lrs Angeles was that attending the nomination of William H. H. Hart, as a candidate for the office of Attorney General ot Ca iforLia. In eloquent language tbe Hon. Thomas Fitch related some of Hart's former hifctory. There wera several other able attorneys placed in nomination for; tbe same office, but before tbe ballot had been taken, so strong was Mr. Hart before tbe Convention, that all and the soldier-lawyer was nominated by acclimation. Mr. Hart's nomination, strong at that time, has been growing in popularity ever IT .1 '31 a t. III since, xiere in oismm county uo wiu receive not only the full psity vote, but also many votes from those who do not support the entire Republican ticket. I Born in Yorkshire, England, January 25, 1848, Mr. Hart, when but four years of age, arrived in the United States with bis parents, who settled in, Illinois, at the town cf Little Rock. Two years later the family removed to Clinton county, Iowa. In 1858, when at the age of ten years, yonng Hart found himself an orphan, bath parents dying within a year. Thereafter tbe lad had to boe his own row. 1 On the 23d of January, 1862, when he was two days less than! fourteen years of age, Mr. Hart enlisted in defense of the Union, joining Hinckley's Union Sconts. The company was eworni, (not mustered) into service at Cairo, Illinois. While serving in this command Mr. Hart participated in the operations: at Forts Henry; Donaldson and Shiloh, and was in the memorable campaign wtiich ended with the capture of Vicksbnrg. Hp was present at the battle of Chaltauootra and Missionary Kidge, and at the latter was twice wounded. Returning home 'in March, 1864, the young soldier attended: school for a few Weeks. But the spirit patriotism was too strong to be resisted, and he again enlisted, thii time in the 44th Iowa Volunteers, aud on being must'fred out he again went back to where he remained until February, 180a, and for the third time became a soldier, joining tbe 147th Illinois. i Mr, Hart was finally mustered out of tbe service January 20, lfWSb, receiving his final discbarge on Fcbrjary 7tb of that year. -j I In 18C5, while in the Union service, Mr. Hart began to react law, arfd after leaving the army be studiel that profession. He was admitted to practice in September, when twe ity-one years of age; in April, 1870, he -was admitted to the Supreme Court of low July 15, 1873, to the Supreme of- California; and in December, 1874, to the Supreme Court of the United Stabss. Sinee bis adoption of California as bis homeiMr. Hart has practiced his profession with eminent success, winning the respect of tbe bench and bar, and retaining the esteem and friendship of these who be-i came his Mr. Hart is a 1 man of family; he is in the prime 'of life, and will! tiring to the discharge of the arduous and intricate duties of Attorney-General a well-equipped mind, a ripe experience, and a perfect mental balance. He is strictly temperate, mor-. ally clean, and while all with whom be is thrown in contact, he possesses a dignified bearing that at once stamps him as a thoroughly reliable person, whose acts and words are based upon a conscientious regard fer the rights of others. Hart enjoys the distinction of being the only foreign-born arid ex-soldier on tbe State ticket That lie will be elected by a large majority there is no question. Burglary at ttveriuore. At 1:30 yesterday morning, at Liver-; mord, the night watchman discovered a panel of the back door oif the Bay State Mercantile Company's Flashing his daik lantern be found burglars in the building. They fired a shot, rushed to the front, jumped through a window and escaped. The officer fired at them and they fired back. Seven shots were exchanged, and no one was hurt. A considerable amount of I plunder, which bad been taken out and left in the yard, was recovered .1 1 i Death of nr, Leah Evans. After a long and painful illness Mrs. Evans, saleslady at Jones'. Bazar, died yesterday noon. She underwent an opera tion some three weeks ago! and for a while seemed to rally, but despite the efforts of able doctors, kind nurses and friends, she quietly passed awav, leaving a host cf friends behind ber. She jcame bere from Nevada two years ago, where her husband was killed in a mine, and has" resided here ever since. Her sad death will be much regretted by a large circle jof friends. 1 Democratic jnasa Meeting. A Democratic mass will be held this evening at Gertnania Hall, at 7:30 clock. Addresses will be delivered by the following: General P. F. Walsh, Hon. John R. Glascock, Bbn Morgai, W. Rj Jacobs, Henry Haabach and W. R. Linderberger. The Oakland City Band has been engaged for-the occasion. Oakland to the mails for six months, from January 1st next, from Uakland to Alorags, nes been awaiaxl to V7H. Pease for $120 average newspaper eolamns, consisting of special correspondence from the European centers, and selected (miscellany from the latest continental journals, careiuuy written and edited. It is mailed by the swift mail steamship leaving every Thursday, reaching New York in time for the regular Sunday edition, witn tne very freshest letters and complete foreign in telligence. A journalist's experience. The point of all this is a spur which may happily cause aspirants for the journalis tic handicap to rear instead of race. Tbe fact is that the track is already white with the ashes of those who have essayed to win there tbe prizes which are as rare as they are unsubstantial. flow many, many bright njen and women, virile and subtle ia power and reeourcej have broken down, overworn in the inevitable and unequal struggle, 'so certain to overmatch every comer. Junius Henri Browne has just printed in the Forum a description of the experiences of the makers of manuscript WH1CU IB an BUMUCbC I tverm. and should become the mental possession nf vhn am p.nnBctninR of a for writing, and at tne Same time, as Air i i i 1 i Drowse says, nai our aipreieteuce lor iiviug instead of starving. He has attained a success beyond that probably destined to any one of such a group of readers. Aud yet I venture that not one them could be tecr.pted by his present lot or fortune. His narrative of the expsiiences of i Writer, even after he has bren so successful ks to be admitted the editorial staff, is luminous enough to serve for a beacon. But he might well have added that tbe brutality of managing editors is but a conduit of the perpetual and acute disappointments incident to their own position, which i one, at tbe best, of continuous trial, annoyance and unceitsinty." If it is true, as he Bays (and it is true), that "tbe color of the eyes or the curve of tbe nose" may subject a deserving man and good writer to peremptory and unexplained discharge, it is also the fact that the managing; editor himself is in a position jas precarious. For not only a fiult-finding stockholder or -a pragmatical director, but even a change of ownership or tbe necefity of a policy may require a cause, without requiring the sacrifice of an editor-inlchief whose career has been one cf honor and genuine success. I saw on the streets in Boston, and I have seen here in New Yorkj, 'accomplished men, trained, writers, who intheir time bad been managers of large and influential journals, positively doing hack-work any writing they could get and Earning no one cf them in excess of twelve dollars a week I have in mind now a in an, formerly chief of a great metropolitan: daily, in the plec-titnde of his faculties reduced to the editing of a little New England journal in a village of less than a thousand inhabitants, at a salary cf twenty dollars a week. I know of another glad to make five dollars a week. upon that as the average of a man's earning power at the extremity cf bis experience and practical education And the causa of i this was "a change of administration;" fault not of themselves; but of their stars; no, not of their stars, but of the character of the atmosphere in which they were fixed. li Preachers are universally Sympathized with and pitied and petted, bnrthey have, comparatively, an easy time. For besides the cushioned surfaces with which they are surrounded aud the pleasant illusion in which they exist, that their profession is in some peculiar way and especial sacred and salvable one, they are generally at tbe end the recipient of funds which pen. nry. Similar ia it with teachers, physicians and college professors, but whoever heard of an emeritus editor? SPKOIAL1ST WOBK. The time is one of specialties. Mere faculty of expression without something peculiarly one's own to tell does, not count for much. If a writer is "up" in any one field so that he is authority on it, he can get a provided that the field is broad enongh; but i bis general culture is not in demand, i I have a friend whom I first met as managing editor of a prominent Ohio daily. He-lost his position through the absorption of bis position in a rival publication. He forthwith devoted himself to realistic stud ies and sought an experience in the I then newer than tie went all over it. He rode 'its trait'. canoed its rivers. He penetrated its timber and mineral reserves, and journeyed again and again overTEs great inland seas. He made its sgriculttxral and manufacturing possibilities bis own. Then he sought and obtained position as editor and manager cf a journal exclusively devoted to the country, and is to-day a recognized source of authority upon it. Now an well as before he ia a graceful and forcible writer on general subjects, but bis lucubrations on anything but his are not saleable. Nene who have not tried it have any adequate conception of tbe tremendous strain there is upon writers for the daily preBs. Suppose, even, that a writer possesses he knack ofcatshing the ear of the publics how does he know that be can hold on to it? How does he: know but that he will turn out by and by to be a pond rather than a fountain, and wiite himself out? -Journalism is notorious for wringing a man dry, pumping forth his brains and then casting him out toVot. A clergyman once wrote as follows: 'It i-i a' great thing to pray tenderly and earnestly; but to pray (tenderly and earnestly every Sunday morning at fifteen minutes past -eleven and every Sunday evening at fifteen minutes past eight is quite another matter." So it is an exquisite atid wholly admirable achievement to write a keen, clean, wholesome newspaper article. But to do it every day, jierhaps two a day, on some new and unthought-of subject and at a moment's warning? Nq one knows tbe inequality and utf-satisfactoriness of work as well as we do ourselves' said to me one bfLour most brilliant editors. And 1 am reminded of wh.t the. majinsincr editior of orobablv the leading evening daily of tbe United States said to a yonng triend ox mine wnom naa brought for his encouragement. "Judsxes. lawyers, professors, preachers, commercial men, public men, men eminent in polities often send us articles. We ate generally glad of themj Sometimes, after publishing three or four from acontnbutor, he desires to undertake jregular work, an article two'or three times a week' or even daily. I never have known of one who kept it up a month, Either the man failed or his work didL i I bave one per son now on whom 1 can rely daily for leaded brevier ot the! quality we must have for our second page. If he should fail me, I would not know where to turn for it." i i WHAT THET PAT. A London papers pay at the rate of one pound per column for piece work, e. articles accepted on arty subjects i Most American dailies pav more. Outside of journalism, in general literature, the re wards are still more meagre. How many authors t-f popularity would hav starved except for private funds! Oliver Wendell Holmes is just nov being toasted and feted abroad. I suppose if ever a man had a genius for the production of readable verse, he has. And yet Mr. Emerson told me that for many years Dr. Holmes, while he was producing the best of this verse, bad to depend for a livelihood entirely i npon his profession. Take Emerson himself, although he founded the American lectureship idea and reaped the earliest profits of its novelty, being nearly always in request by the for got but a few hundred annually out of bis work, and the lectureship bureau now. is a thing cf the past. James Kusaell Ijowell had money fVm the start. So also bad Kobert Browning. Both would bave starved half a dozen times but for that. Browning, especially, I of such extraordinary genius that it commanded the homage" of a greater "'public, has had to create his audience. Howells, James and the younger Hawthorne do not earn in a year the salary of an average business, manager. Edmund Clarence jStedman has bad to go into the brokerage and Mr. Clemens (Mark Twain) has entered the subscription-book printing business. Joaquin Miller states that he must quif writing poetry but for that matter, be did a dozen years ago. E. B. Aldrich bung on to his mercantile house year after year, until the- Atlantic folks could Religious from Denomination. Activity in All the Branches ef the Con gregational Church- The Xanday 1 Club Pulpit Themes- On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thura-iay and Friday of next week a State Convention of all. the Congregational Churches of California will ba held at Woodland. Delegates, in ths proportion of one delegate tor every fifty members of ths church, will ba seat from all the Congregational Churches of California. An enthntiajtie meeting is expected. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. On Sunday evening Matthews, the con verted Jew, will speak in the Congrega tional Church. Mr. Matthews represents the British Society for the Propagation of the Gospil Among ths Jews. Tbe Ladies' Aid Society of this church have in preparation the cantata of tbe Flower Queen for October 7th and Sth. The presentation entirely nnder the charge of the Ladies' Aid Society, and will be- participated in by numerous yonng ladies. The solos are to be given to trained voices, and the chorus will consist of from 30 1) 40 female voices. 1 1 Next ridsy evening the regular monthly meeting of the Young Folks' Christian Endeavor Society will be held at half -past seven. i To-morrow a very interesting service will be held in ths Sunday-school. It will be the quarterly review of the International Sunday-school Lesson and also Morning Star day. Special services in regard to this lattsr will be bold. Abe Sunday-school is held immediately at the close of the morning service at 12:30. Visitors are cordially invited. On Sunday, October the regular monthly israe of tbe church piper, ths Church and Sunday-school, will be distrib uted. This issue will contain a complete record of the work done st the an nual meeting and a complete list of the newly-elected officers. It will also contain a synopsis of 'the. reports of all the various omcers tor the last year, be issue will be revised by Air. Res. I BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE; SCHOOL. The Bible Correspondence School has lately come is to considerable prominence as an assistant and incentive for the study of the The school is formed on the Cbatanqua system, and consists of local branches in each town, who correspond with the general Secretary or President. Rev. Dr. Whorton. There are over 7,000 members in all parts of the world, and the system is steadily growing in favor. The membership im is fifty cents for a term of six months, and for that each scholar ia entitled to a subscription, for that length cf time, to a monthly assistant in the snaps of a little magazine. This magazine takes the international system of Sunday school lessons aa its standard, explains every point, giving dates, accounts of the countries, persons 'and other bits of useful information that could not be gleaned from an encyclopedia or other books in hours of search. The information is reliable and accurate in every particular and is invaluable to the student of the" Bible and its history. Tbe next term begins oa November 1st and subscriptions for membership may be given to Rev. E. S. Chapman, of East' Oakland, Rev. H. H. Rice, of West Oakland, and Rev. John Re of the First Congregational Church. Six months' study in these classes will cover the ground of a year's work in ths international lessons. STATISTICS. I i The Sabbath-tchool Hews, a neat cation recently established in San publi-Fran- cisco, prints the following pertinent remarks regarding Sabbath-school statistics: In pushing forward the work of the State Sabbath-school Ass jciation somebody must, take a little trouble. It cannot be accom-i plUhed in any other way. Take tbe mat-! ter of statistics. At our State conventions the figures are miserably meagre. Why is it? Simply because many of those who get blanks will not take the pains to gather what facts they can or forwaxd ths blank to the person who ought to report. Our Secretary goes to great pains to have everything in proper shape, but every year it is the old trouble the utter impossibility to get returns from county or district organizations. Now let this year be a big step in-advance of all others. Ha blank reaches you, attend to it at once and we shall bave something to show how ths work is advancing in our State; if it goes1 back we want to know. "Figures," they say, Vwon lie that is if we get correct figures. Be ready to take some trouble. i CONGREGATIONAL CLUB. The meeting of the Congregational Club last Monday, in Parlor Palace was one of great interest. The subject was "The Jews and Missions to the Jews. It was presented by Rev. John Dunlon, Secretary of the British Society for the fropagalion of tne Uoepel Among tbe and. by Rev. Aaron Matthews, a converted Russian Jew, and for many years a missionary of the British Society. llevB. NoMe, Beckwith and Barrows were appointed a committee to report with reference to this work. Rev. Dr. Beckwith, of San Francisco, will present the subject at the meeting of the club next Monday. I SUNDAY -SCHOOL INSTITUTE. I On Monday evening at 7:30 a conven tion of -the Sunday-school teachers was convened at the First Methodist Church of this city, in order to form an Alameda County Sunday-school Institute. There were 'JO delegates present from various churches, and the following programme was successfully carried out: Monday Anthem, choir of First M. Jt, Church: bvmn. "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name;" reading scriptures, by Captain Bray, Secretary Y. M. C. prayer, Rev. S. B. Morse, bf East Oakland; hymn; addresf, "Bible Study," Rev. E. S. Chap man. 1. L). Tuesday 2 p. M. Devotional exercises; 2:15 report of Committee on Permanent Organization: 2:30 "Bible Correspond ence School," Judge Haven; 3:00 "How to Secure Spiritual Power." Revs. John Coyle and M. Gibson, 3:304 "How to Increase Your Interest in Your Work," Rev. J. B. Thompson, D.D., and E.Y. Garrette; 400 "Primary Work," Mrs. G. S. Abbott' 6:00 Pastors' and Superintendents' conference; lunch in par lors of M. E. Church; 7:30 praise service; 7:15 address, "How to Induce Your Scholars to Study," Rev. E. S. Chapman. D.D.: 8:30 address. "How tj Win the Heart to Christ," Rev. Geo. B. Rieman. i A constitution was adopted and permanent organization effected, with the following officers: Rev. John Coyle; Vice-President, Mr. Plow; Secre tary and C. McConnell; Executive Committee AL. Haven, Air, Dearborn and Mr. Armes, besides the offi cers of the institute. I Hon. J. M. Haven. President of the State Sunday-school Association, presided during tbe organization. i FBENCH SERVICES. The attention of all 'French residents is called to the meetings held on evenings in tbe chapel of the First Presby terian church, corner of Fourteenth and Franklin streets. Rev. P. Ph. Briol, pastor of the French Presbyterian Church ot San Francisco, leads them. All people who can understand the language tolerably well are alse invited to "-attend. It will give a good opportunity to hear ths language spoken in its pniity, and at tbs same time assist in maintaining CI-. a needed eer- Rev. Dr. Horton begins his course oflec-tnre. nr 'Jesus the WonderfuL on Sab bath evening, taking np the theme "Jesus, tbe Central Figure in riuman Real Estate Market Dull and Building Trade! Fair. Opinions of Real Estate Dealers Ho Cause for Discouragement Im- 1 i I -provements in Progress- The condition of tbe real esta'e market for the past week ha -not materially changed from that of the week before. 'It anything, the transfers have been less and mostly of small parcels. An improved condition icf things is anxiously hoped for, bat it is absurd conjecture when this desired change jwill come. I The political world is excited, and until the fever passes away, the chances are that affairs will remain in their present condition. JBut as lone as good prices rule and no actual depression exists, there can be no good grounds for complaint. OPINIONS iOF HEAL ESTATE DEALERS, i Benedict, Capell Co. make the statement that business the real estate line, as far as it has come under tbtir observation for the last week or two, has not been as active as wa) hoped for, that is, at applied to the actual sales made by agents. The inquiry is stilt good, bot great difficulty is experienced in adjusting differences between owners' prices and if hat buyers are disposed to pay, This difficulty must lesson, they think, as' prices become more firmly established. i Lloyd Pratt report a continued dull-m s', and do not expect a change for some time. They consider that the present political campaign will have a more dampening effect on the market than did the Grand Army Encampment week. In their opinion, this must be considered an off year, -and the -expectations held last spring have come far from fulfillment. They, however, expect a slight improvement before the rainy season seta in, Logan Gordan also report a dullness in the, market, but do not think it sufficient to give rise to any discouragement. One of the canses of the dull period is the disagreement between buyer and seller as to pi ice. Tbe Fellers, just at present, are independent, but do not hold out for too high but the purchases expect them accede to their demands whatever they may be. In consequence few sales aret effected and those on very easy terms. Th number of inquiries are increasing, and tbe market taken as whole presents indications that a brisk period will corns before the year is over, Interviews with other real estate dealers did not differ materially from those given above, and -most of them made the statement that there was no cause for discouragement for the stagnation that now exists, which, after may only be temporary. THE BUILDING TRADE. September has opened auspiciously for the building trade. Numerous new booses bave been commenced and many more are promised. For the past few weeks trade has been very dull but tbs general opinions of the real estate dealers and builders, as given by The Tribune, bave been remarkably fulfilled, showing that The Tribune's authorities are reliable, Messrs Tooling 4. Moore have started a little cottage on Magnolia street, between Eighth and Tenth streets. It ia to be an ordinary modern cottaee and will cost about $1,800. J. load is building two small cottages a short distance out on Piedmont avenue. They are modern, six-room cottages and will cost $2,000 apiece. Cameron McDonald have nearly fin ished the hous3 they were building on the corner if Fourteenth and Clay streets. The houre cost about $3,000, and has been finished in 'a very superior manner both inside and out; Inside the house bat been finished in natural woods, and outside the wood work Hs particularly pleasing, being composed of some very pretty designs. W. 1. McCoy is building, a two-story house on the San Leandro road for G. Gentzell. The bouse is to be comfortable and commodious and the cost will be about $2,500. i- Willets is building a neat little cot tage near the terminus of tne railroad at Berkeley. The cost will be $2,000. Robert King is building a little cottage of five rooms, en the corner of Seventeenth and Peralta streets. It is of the modern type and will cott about $1,800, A small cottage i-i beiag built at lf12 Linden street by Peter Tiernay. It is an ordinary five-room cottage, to cost about $1,500. Quirke Bignami bave in course of erection a block of stores at North Tern-eecal. The buildings are to be as commodious as they can be Halls for societies and entertainments will be built above. The cost will be $5,000. A very comfortable little cottage is being erected on the corner of Market and Twentieth streets. It is to be supplied with all the modern conveniences, and will cost $1,800. Georee Gray is having an addition built to bis bouse on liroadway, near Jt rospect avenue. It will be. a great improvement on the bouse, both: in appearance and in comfort. The cost of tbe addition. will be $900." i Pierce Si Russell are engaged upon two-modern stj le cottages on Telegraph avenue, between Twentieth and Twenty-first streets. They will be finished very shortly, and are ts: be two of the nea'est little cottages in tjbat vicinity. The cost will be 5,500. Ji J. F. Ames is building two two-story hotrtes for hia. self on Adeline street, between Eiehth and Tenth streets. The houEes are being built by day work and under Mr, wVmes supervision. They promise to be a conple of the finest houses in that They are being pnt np in the most substantial manner, and will be finished as: elegantly, as any house in that vicinity. They will cost $5,000 ach. The work on Blake Moffitt's new building, on tho corner of Broadway Eighth street, is progressing finely. The foundations have been put in and tbe work on tbe frame has been commenced. The owners have decided to have an artesian well on their; premises, and have contracted, with Allen i McCord for the work. The well has been, commenced and will be forced to? a depth of about 125 feet, as it is not thought that a good flow of water can be reached before that depth is reached. If, however, a good flow of good water is not then reached, the boring will bo continued until that object is gamed. The well will be twelve inches in diameter. i i A. R. Denke is erecting a two-story building on the corner of Fourteenth and Campbell streets, i The building will be fitted up- with all the conveniences for stores ana the upper noor will be used as a flat iV J. Keegan is putting np an $1,800 cot tage on tbe corner ot Adeline and seven teenth streets. It will be an ordinary five- room cottage. i H. E. Hatch is erecting story house on Charter street, a large, two-between San Pablo and Telegraph avenue. The build ing is to nave all tne modern appliances and and will cost $6,000. The Fuse Works at Melrose are erecting a large new warehouse, their present accommodations being too small for their needs. Tbe cost will be $1,700. J. J. Dauschle has contracted 'with Ed. Eaeser to build for him a cottage at tbe corner of Fifth avenue and East Tenth street, at a cost of $1,540. I Cautaia Ainswortb is remodeling his handsome and commodious Claremont. S. K. i Harrison dwelling in is doing the work. Cameron McDonald have commenced the erection of a beautiful two-story dwelling for Mr. Foster at (the corner of Seventeenth and Castro streets It will cost $3,000. A. Goodrich hss commenced the erection of a one-story house of six rooms and basement between -East Six tee nt and What Journalists and Others 1 tarn in New York. Printer Wages Thrifty Newspaper Kin What "English Papers Pay Comparisons. New Yom, July 23,, 1886. Sine? Howelli thrcsgb the Harpers advertised Harries his stage silhouettes of nether New rk have piqued the curiosity oif "society A fashion has dawned tf anc drawing-room parties for the anaeliori tion of those Bowery and Chat-ham-tr rtiUuractj where the "Leather Patch" iiUeralfyt fer dunk get the "fivej-eent wh sky which burns a little," or thte "three-c ont which i just carve its way down; ind for "butter-cake withj-oat a-iy butter, and coffej straight free oeot, ai 1 i It wa there tfiat amendicant, importuning, yesterday, an acquaintance ojf mine, ei plained las follows; "I'm 1 rying to get money enough te go to Califc rnia. here, theyTiay, you strike a man ft nothing lees than two bits and get I it. 1 These nickels and pennies mane me urea, Heel as if I was living in Tain, fctaymg here: and I don't want to rather live in California Thnt v.t to learn that the live in vain I'd! Witty) wearied -bf pennies' are even now on their way abeid of him to the Gate of Gold, an nterpusiog mercantile nouse in oan ran Cisco and a philanthropist in Oakland having begun importing them, the one for ex act change and the other for the Sabbath school contribution-box. In spite of the strikes and lock-outs, and the reprisals that have fatally followed, beggars bn horseback are many ef thesej The cafes, bars, saloons and billiard-) rooms are, so far as I can see, perennially ful), as also their habitues; and the variety balls are well occupied, even if their in-j habitant are) not. squares and public places swarm with this flitting hive of human drones. They held down the benches and sprawl feet extended' toward the pools and lakes of alleged water in Central Park, apparently in unalloyed leisure and comfort. Conversation with these folks, all of whom are ohilosnnfterj bv experience, suggests that the East, even to New England, needs well to look at home on this labor dues Massachusetts criticises California about the Chinese, and at the same time pays its Own labor such stipend as a Cali-fornian would be ashamed to offer even a Chinaman men! and women, thousands of themi force to support existence on 13 50 to 5 per week. This conceaion to competition has not stimulated Expenditures are reduced to the smallest term. Public improvements and building have been paralyzed by the eight-hour movement. shies at Investment-: No one knows what will be the I have bean "slumming" a trifle with an ex- policemaa among the pits and holes of tbe wharl-rats along tbe docks, ana i nave seen illustrations crowded one upon another tintil one is sick of tbe sight of degradation, squalor and filth that would not be tolerated in any Chinatown of the coast. til, SALARIES at the east. Califorjiian youth with Eastern pro-; cllrities (there are such) should understand that no pkrt of this country is tbe place for a voting man. I do not believe that any town on the Atlantic seaboard is as good as, any live settlement west of the Ohio: and, in opportunities for yonng men. tbe Pacific States are far superior the Mississipni Valley. Thither, and to Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska and away Jrom local enterprises is the trend of capital. Of course in such a community, salaries seek bottom and remain there. All clerical work nets fifteen per cent, less here than in San -ancuco. Printers earn about 20 per cent. lew. Skilled foremen in he largest team-printing establishments, well-trained, experienced and responsible masters, an earn but 918 per week. Such positions San Francisco and Portland command $25 per week. I casually in-auired of a partner in one of tbe argest job offices in Boston, and he told me that S21 was tbe very highest salary they -paid. Advertise! for help in any department-of activity and yon are crowded with applicants who will woik 25 hours cut of 24 for six dollars a week. i Living loosts much less in California. Steaks, fur instance, which are worth one dollar here are served in Son Francisco for fifty cents and cne enjoys paying double for his native-reared oranges and claret, as he hears the former incessantly cried and advertised as superior to everything, and recognizes the latter borrowing its fancy Dries from its foreign label. i The progress that has been made in what mig! it properly be ealled the art ef manpfactt ring newspapers by machinery has impa red the earning power of both composers and compositors. Nowadays, not only tbe skin, but also the intestines of a newsr per are prepared in quantity, so that th enterprising proprietor can buy half of hia newspaper (generally a country paper) ahc print his local news, advertise-. ments, etc on the other side. There are also one two other features asingeuious. Take the I mature of news and miscellany plates, fo 1 instance, by means of which selected i rinted matter, all ready for insertion, ia sold by the yard and shipped anywhere For the editor to cut off as much as he wa: its and return it after use at an almost micaly cot. i Three or four months af erward, if Convenient, the same plates cat be used again. -For who can remember a quarter of a year a column of oewepapei paddings? Outside of the local editor ancj his reporters, which are indiv-rtAnaahlfl nd really make i the paper, a single hack or all-round writer suffices or the ordinal provincial daily, correspondence, home and But thi foreign? York or A regular Washington, New Boston letter I need cost but a quarter of dollar; the same ence being furnished in manifold to other papers. ij THBtFTI NEWSPAPER MEN. There arts newspaper writers in Wash ington who send out one hundred impressions of the same letter weekly. Foreign correspondents and authors who happen to be popular frequently sell the same letter or storj to different papers. Each recipient is circumscribed in the arc of its own circulation, and so each is equally ignorant on tbe other favors. n.ven son Vishnu is daily believed by each of bin thousand wives and sixteen thousand con cubines, to be with ner alone, wnere, it the ease of pome isolated subscriber of un anal newspaper proclivities, the orbits touch there is surely no harm done. Kead ers of thatl religious paper published in San Francisco called The Pacific and of the I Spokkne Falls Chronicle enjoy the same Washington letter, even though they read It twice. It surely does: no, mar the appreciation of one of Henry Haynia's letters or Bret Harte's last story in the Sao Francisco Chronicle to be aware that a course of hours earlier in the morning a readei of the Cincinnati Enquirer, St. Paul Pmeer-Preaf or New -York Sun has peruse the same. Sometimes the newspapersT themselves, however, make it amusing; as when lately the Chicago Tribune fcame out with a flourish: of trumpets oer its "special arrangements" for the weekly publication of the civil history of (General Grant, with Adam' Badeau, write that thrifty publicist, who is making all the money be can out of the great leaden dust, had made precisely tbe tame arrabgroent with the Sunday Herald of Boston and two other i A for continental newspaper correepsnderice, that has already lapsed into a "bCiaza "The European is now universally dis tributed ailong the journals who can afford its sebscifj-tion price, five dollars per week. is newspaper for newspapers on'y, without advertisements, printed on ages the reverse of Which is blank. It I resents a printed sheet of eight rana-Atlantic ports. General Overland. Ticket Office, 1 Southeast corner- Broadway i and Tenth street. Regular authorized passenger office. The place to secure tickets aud reliable in- formation. West-bound ticket orders from i all points, and sleeping car accomodations secured on application. General booking offics to and from Europe, by all lines, at lowest prices. Information, regarding i routes or expenses cheerfully given. VYJf. K. BUJTLSV, 1 i Agent. Stylish millinery. Thursday, Friday and Saturdav, opening of imported stylish Millinery at MME. OUER'S, 133 Taylor street, San Francisco. Examine this fine stock. i DAKIANA acts directly udoo the kidneys making them stronger Coal Long ton from the E. A Brown, 414 Ninth street, I liOors: Bere I If yon are troubled cold ieet, rhea- matism, or in any way broken down in health and wish to be returned to your former happy healthy nditiotry th CHICAGO MAGNETIC FOOT BAT- TERY. References given of many cures in Oakland and vicinity. Orders taken -for all the Ckicago Shield Cos. goods at T. BCRXs' news-stands at Seventh and Broadway and Ninth and Broadway. I t.aiesl For cheap and stylish Millinery go to I i Cunningham's store, S63 Washington i street, near Tenth. Obdkb your wedding cake at the Vienna Bakery, 205 Kearny street, S. F. ajnian Overland. Ticket Cklcai and Nsrtwettern Hallway, Tenth and Bread, i way. 1 Regular authorized passenger office. The place to secure tickets and reliable informs- tion. West-bound ticket orders from all points, and sleeping car accommodations aeeured on application. General booking otfice to, and from F.orope, by ail lines, at lowest prices. Information regarding routes or expenses cheerfully given. i W. A. Atkisbon, i Agent. 1 i Ij

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