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SUNDAY EDITION, SAYINGS OF MEN ABOUT TOWN. Short Stories Gathered From the Hotel Corridors. I. Beat the World's Eecord-The Witness Got the Best of the Strange Acci- dent to a Railroad Brakeman. 111 I.

Frank P. Hansen of Portland, Oregon, who is at the Occidental, said yesterday in conversation witb a Call reporter that the fastest commercial steamboat in the world was now being constructed at Johnson A Olsen's ship-yard in Oregon, and will be launched in about two months. She will be owned by the Columbia River and Puget Sound Navigation Company, and is intended for earning passengers only. The cost will be 8125,000, and the "Flyer," as she is to becalled, is expected to maintain an average speed of twenty-lye miles an hour. The Flyer will be 178 feet long, 20 feet 10 inches beam, with 12 leet depth of hold.

Triple expansion engine-. inches, with a 30-mch stroke, built in Philadelphia, will be used. They will have 2100 horse-power and will drive a propeller measuring 10 feet 8 inches, and having a 1 '-f-'t pitch. The shell of the lire-box boiler will be 100 inches in diameter, with 3-inch tubes, 10 feet in length. The firebox is the largest ever put In a boat of the Flyer's size, and is 13 feet 'long Inside.

Its depth is 9 feet at the back, with 7 feet 8 inches in front. Captain Scott; the manager of the company to which the Flyer belongs, traveled 10,000 miles and inspected all the fast boats of the East before deciding upon the plans. As constructed the boat is expected to be a world-beater. Knew Ills Character. "Witnesses are often 100 much for the lawyers," sighed Senator Frank McGowan yesterday, as he leaned on the counter at the Palace In a meditative attitude.

"One col best of me some time ago, and It raised a great laugh on me among the boys. You see, I was employed to defend a case up in Humboldt County, and after examining into the merits of the question I decided to attack the character of the plaintiff, who was a most vulnerable man. As a result 1 found any number of people willing to testify, but the evidence of one particular man was needed to clinch tbe case. I went to ii iin and told him 1 wanted to have him subpenaed. He acknowledged that he was familiar with the plaintiff's record, but objected to appearing in court as a witness, saying tbat it would injure his business.

Deaf to his appeal I had him summoned, and hen he was called to the I fancied that my case was as good as wen. Mind you, I ha I already produced a great array of evidence to prove that the inau was a perfect moral obliquity, and I smiled confidently. As my last wituess took his seat, 1 said, looking him squarely in the eye, "You know tlie plaintiff, do you 'What is his in the community so far as you "The wituess eyed the ceiling thoughtfully for a moment, and as he his nee toward me he replied slowly: 'Well, I should say it was just about the same as your own, about the same as yonr "The spectators broke into laughter, which of course was frowned down by the court, but I deemed it best to let the matter drop at that point and dismissed the witness." It Was Tasking Strange. Drummers see some pretty strange things in the course of their rounds," remarked an old commercial man at the Palace yesterday, "and you can set it down as a safe guess that there is not in this country to-day a man who has been on the road t-n years that couldn't furnish enough material for an interesting book. Now.

for Instance. 1 came down Breckenridga Pass, on the Denver aud South Park mad. a few days ago, and 1 witnessed a sight that was really remarkable. I missed the regular traiu and a bit of a hurry I got permission to ride in the caboose of a freight. The giade, you know.

Is one of the steepest iv the country, and it is a frequent occurrence for trains to get beyond control and dash down the mountain at a terrific pace. Just as luck would have it tlie train I was on got away from the brakemen and away she started on a wild race, with little chance nf stopping her. The speed in a few minutes was frightful and the head brakeman, who had remained at his post, was SOun compelled to lie down flat on the top of a box-car and hold on for dear life to keep from being hurled down the embankment by the lurching of the train. Well, to cut a lung story short, we reached the bottom of the bill all right enough, but what do you suppose became of that brakemau? It seems hard to believe, but it is nevertheless a lact, that that man was whipped up and down on top of that car by the wind, just as you have seen a table-cloth a clothes-line, until his legs were worn off up to his knees. The poor fellow was still alive at last accounts, but his railroad days, of course, are over." REAL ESTATE.

Extracts From Unibscn's Real Estate Record. G. H. Umbsen Co. have enlarged tlieir Real Estate Record to eight pages.

Following are extracts from the July issue: As usual June has been a quiet month in real estate circles. It is the holiday month and many active speculators are out of town. Nevertheless there is a good demand for downtown business property and there is considerable capital in the bands of brokers to take advantage of any bargains. While quiet the market is extremely hraltl and prices rule firm. A- Ihe wheat crop of the State is very large, and there Is an active demand for all surplus grain, there should be plenty of money to invest in real estate this tall, when an active mat ket is confidently expected.

Of all Investments real estate is the best, and tune can come up to city realty, because the natural growth tbe city insures a steady rise in prices. Very few cities show so large a portion of their population owning homes as Sun Francisco. In fact this is one of the most gratifying features of the city and one which makes up for shortcomings In other respects. The street-car service is one of the must perfect In the world and upon the principal lines transportation facilities are afforded after midnight. In spite of this there is a large aud increasing portion of our population, which, on account of the vocations followed, is prevented from enjoying a home in the Suburbs.

Perhaps few people think of the large number of workers whose labors keep them downtown until the small hours of the morning, whose work-time is the night whin the majority of citizens are asleep. The morning pipers alone give employment to over 1000 individuals, editors, reporters, printers, pressmen, to whom the last is of no service. Resides these there is a whole army cooks, waiters and others who must walk home, ami are therefore obliged to lodge their families In the crowded portion of tun city, Instead of own- Ing homesteads like their more fortunate day laboring comrades In the vast army vf industry. All this might be obviated by running hourly cars during the night, say from 12:30 to iVM A. K.

The Market and Valencia-street road, for example, runs its last car from the ferries at about 1 a. and commences business for the day at about 5 o'clock. Would the expense of running cars so as to leave down town at 2, 3 aud 4 o'clock be anything in comparison to the benefit which would be done? We think not. Not only would tho companies running night cars gather in the nickels of the late workers, but they would gain the patronage of their families during the day. As Itis now the majority of those who work late at night live where no regular car accommodation is required to the injury of the children's health.

If the breadearner was enabled to live iv the suburbs not only would the companies be benefited: but the growth and health of the city be increased. Tliere are In San Francisco some 3000 men and women who earn their living late at night, or- rather early in the morning, and they have a right to be considered. The street railroad business is one of the best paying in the city, and the companies could well afford to run hourly cars between I and 5 o'clock in the morning. Nice two-story bay-window residence and lot, 228 Capp street, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth, has beeu sold for 85500. Dctd not yet of record.

Vacant lot, 25x55, situate on the southwest THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO. SUNDAY. JULY 5, 1891-SIXTEEN PAGES. line of Seventh street, 155 feet noithwest of Harrison, was sold for $3525. Deed not yet of record.

Improvements and lot, 1812 Ducont street, between Filbert and Greenwich, sold for $4500. Consideration in deed $10. Vacant lot, on north line of Twenty-first street, 7." feet west of Diamond, sold for 81000. Consideration in deed $10. Vacant lot, 50x125, on east line ot Collingwood street, "3 feet south of Eighteenth, sold for 83300.

Consideration In deed $10. The purchaser intends building shortly. Two cottages situate at 28 Willow avenue, near Valencia and Seventeenth streets, lot 26x100, sold for $3000. Consideration iv deed $10. F.

yon House and lot 25x75, north side of Valencia street, near Twentythird, for 87000; the lot 25x100 on the east lineof Douglas street, 280 north of Seventeenth, for $1000; the lot 20x100 on Bryant avenue, south of Twenty-third street, for $1550; lot 1211x17.1 corner of li street and Thirtieth avenue, for $2500, and two lots on Seventh avenue, south of A street, for $050 each. Getz Pro. ---Lot 70x100 northeast corner of street and Thirty- filth avenue, for 81000; 50x120 on west line of Thirty-tilth avenue, 100 north of street, for £720; 120 on west line of Eighth avenue, 150 north of ,1 street, for $1010; house and lot 25x75 on Ringgold street, near Ninth, for $0000'; lot 25x100 on south line of street, 57:0 west of Thirty-seventh; for $2400; 100 on southwest comer of Twenty-sixth avenue and street, fur $1000, and lot 75x 100 on south line ot sireet, west of Twenty-sixth avenue, for 81200. Eastou. Eldridge A Co.

will hold a miscellaneous sale Tuesday, and also ouo on the 21-1. O. F. yon A Co. will hold a miscellaneous sale about the 25th.

DON'T USB KEROSENE. A Young Lady Burned to Death While I. trilling a Miss Carrie Johnson, 28 years of age, who lived with her two brothers at 224 Stevenson street, was horribly burned at 5 o'clock last veiling, ami a couple of hours later died iv great agony. She went iuto the kitchen to prepare the evening meal, and when her first attempt to light a fire in the stove proved unsuccessful she resorted to the kerosene can. She was in the act of pouring kerosene on the kindlings when the Uuld was suddenly ignited.

The half-lilled can, which she was holding in her right hand, was exploded with terrific violence, and in an instant the unfortunate woman's clothing was in flames. She screamed for help and her cries aroused some of her neighbors, who rushed to her aid. Hefoie any one reached, however, Miss Johnson had sustained fatal injuries. She had made frantic efforts to tear the burning clothing from her person as she realized that death was imminent, but ber endeavors failed. Her bead aud face were fearfully burned aud in places her body and limbs were blackened and crisp.

She Will Have Jtraml-Xew Features. Dr. Frank L. It. Tetamore of 931 Bushwick avenue, Brooklyn, is engaged upon a very delicate piece of surgery.

Mrs. Mary Brady was attacked by a cancerous disease four years ago, and the right side of her face aud nose were soon destroyed, and tho sight of one eye lost. Dr. Tetamore took charge of the ease and first cut out the tissue below the eye and stitched it to the remaining portion of the old eyelid, thus forming a new lid. A new cheek was then formed by removing a piece from the side of the cheek which was brought over and stitched fast.

Previous to this two plaster casts were made in the form of molds from which was cast an artificial nasal bridge of celluloid. The septum of the nose was produced by cutting down the upper lip, dissecting out the mucous membrane and turning up tbe piece cut down, when the lid was stitched together. The operations will continue at intervals until Archil ct Tetamore hal rebuilt all the lost N. Y. Press.

A Genuine Attack of "the 111 ins." T. 11. Hood, a citizen of Frankfort, has been subject to epileptic attacks, and in consulting a young doctor decided to take his treatment, which consisted of a smali pill to be taken every night before retiring. In a short time he began to turn blue, and to-day he is as blue as indigo. His entire body is blue, with his face and hands a deeper hue.

The doctors can ascribe no cause for the change, and the best medical skill has failed to restore natural color. Mr. Hood is a man 72 years old, but does not look more than Ex. Three bulhmiisls made ascensions at tbe same time at Jackson, nnd every one of them came the prison yards. HE KILLED A CRUEL BROTHER.

Complete Version of the Slabbing of Anderson. Alexander Was Very Cruel to Herman, His Slayer-The Wounded Man's Lifo Could Have Been Saved. Brutal treatment on the of an elder brother and ah over-indulgence in liquor were the causes of the fratricide late Friday night. When Herman Anderson sent the blade of his knife iuto the left shoulder of his brother Alexander, both were fighting drunk. Herman is 21 years of age, and his victim was his senior by ten years.

Wheu the brothers came. here from Denmark, a year ago, they took a room together in the house of Alexander Meadel, 216 Harrison street. Alexander found employment as a cooper and Herman went to work as a machinist's helper. The former was in the habit of going on sprees, and upon returning to his room would assault and treat his younger brother in a most cruel manner. It was on account of these frequent affrays and disturbances that the elder brother was ordered to leave the house about a month ago.

He sought a home elsewhere, and after lhat bis cruelties toward his brother when they met, were more noticeable than ever. Herman's statement. Herman had sobered up in his cell at the City Prison yesterday when seen by a Call reporter. He speaks but little English, and it was necessary to gel an interpreter to Interview him. "My brother," said he, "was often very cruel to me and frequently shoved and kicked me.

He hail been drinking heavily for two weeks when I met him last night in the saloon at the corner of Harrison and lleale streets. After taking several drinks we started down the street wllh Niels Gilman, a friend. We had not gone far before my brother knocked my hat off. After that we went into a restaurant, had something to eat, ami then started otf drinking again. We were walking First street, near liryant, when my brother began to abuse me, and finally knocked me down.

When I got up be knocked me to the ground again. 1 have only a very dim recollection of what occurred alter that. I must have opened my knife and done the stabbing. didn't INTEND TO iiritT him. "1 did not intend to hurt my brother, much less kill him." There are several marks and abrasions on young Anderson's neck that tend to bear out his story that he was assailed and knocked down.

Immediately after the stabbing he went to his room nnd told Meadel that he had had another light with his brother, le also said that he thought he had stabbed Oilman in the arm. Alter the stabbing the deceased was left lying iv the within a block of SI. Mary's Hospital for half au hour before medical aid was called. Police Surgeon Williams, who made an autopsy, says that had a physician been called at oner, the life of the wounded man could have been saved. The knife severed the brachial artery, and Anderson bled io death before he was taken to St.

Mary's Hospital for treatment. An inquest was held in the afternoon. The embraced the facts related. Oilman gave his version of what occurred after he left the saloon with the Andersou brothers. MONEY TOO.

He said that Alexander asked Herman for .1.12 due him. Herman said: "Instead of $12 I'll give you a slap In the face." The bi others clinched and Oilman separated them. With Alexander the witness then started up through Riccon place. Herman followed and stabbed his brother from behind. After hearing all the evidence the Coroner's jury rendered a verdict that Alexander Anderson came to bis death from a hemorrhage of the brachial artery, caused by a knife wound and that the wound was inllicted by Anderson.

-No charge was made against the fractri cide as the jury probably believed that the charge of murder already entered against him by the police was sufficient SHILLINGS AND PENCE. A School-Haw Difficulties Willi Englisli Money. Before leaving home we were advised by all means to have a common purse. After trying individual payments for just one day we saw the wisdom of the advice and took it, ami 1, alas, on account of my age and matronly title, was chosen, like Judas, to carry the bag. I thus got a little more than my share of experience, says a contributor to Harper's izar.

The English money was by far the woist. The Dutch, German and French money, being a decimal currency, was very simple alter we had once fixed in our minds the value of the golden, the mark and the Iranc, for the Hutch cent, the German pfennig and the French centime were respectively onehundredth part as much. lint the English money would never divide by ten, and that was what was continually undoing us. Now 1 wish to say, lest some aspersions lie cast upon my reputation as a leach that 1 know the table of English money. I can say fluently in school: 4 -1 penny, 19 penes -hilling.

'-'0 shilling. liounU. I have even gone as far as what we used to call, wheu we were children, the also table: Her 111. 5 1 crown. Hut I found that knowing the table of English money and knowing English money were two very diflereut things.

Itis one thing to sit in a school-room, mistress of the situation, and trip children up in their shillings and pence, and quite another thing to stand In a crowded depot, before an official who is master of the situation, ami count your own shillings and pence. My introduction to it was in this wise: We had supplied ourselves before starting with some glish gold and a little silver. We were very kindly tutored ou the voyage by an English friend in making change, and also in asking for tickets in the true English way (which is to say, "Please give me four third singles," or four second singles," as the case may be), and we considered that we were exceptionally well launched. The first tickets bought from the common purse was at Chester. Going up to the "booking office," as the ticket office Is called, I asked the price of ticket to Windermere.

"Seven and eleven peuce ha'penny," said the man. I gasped. "Please give me four singles." I said, with one despairing clutch at my English tutoring, mentally groping meanwhile for the chalk and blackboard, an.l failing of that, trying to make the calculation In my head. "Thirty-one and ten," said the man, briskly, handing them to me. Now that morning we had made a deposit In the purse of four gold ten-shilling pieces.

They were bright, and we were unaccustomed to them, and somehow they seemed very valuable to me. I handed one of them to the man. He looked at me iv astonishment and some indignation. "That's not enough," lie said. Greatly confused.

1 handed out another. That's still not enough," he said. Iv desperation I poured out my store before him, and motioned to the girls to give me more. My forty shillings sufficed, however, and he gave me the change but, remembering that I had to give au account of that money and those tickets, so that each one could go into an account-book. 1 said, "1 am afraid I am very stupid but will you bo kind enough to tell me again the price of one ticket?" "One ticket," he said, politely and slowly, "is seven shillings eleven and a.

half pence; four tickets would be thirty-one shillings and ten pence; that from forty, shilling would leave eight shillings and two pence, which 1 have just given And when I apologized for my slowness, on the ground of not being familiar with English money, he said: "Certainly I suppose 1 should have the same difficulty in your country." Drowned In tlie Bay. The remains of a man were found floating near Folsom-street Wharf yesterday. At the Morgue the body, was identified as that of Thomas I). Robinson, a seaman. It Is supposed that he fell through a hole in the wharf near the foot of Folsom street while intoxicated.

was aged 52 years and a native of Massachusetts. He lived at the Pacific lodging-house. ITEMS FROM SEA AND SHORE. Hoodlums Make a Dastardly At- tack on a Ciiinese. A Race for Blood Between Man-of-Warsmen.

Arrivals and Departures of Vessels. Ships' Movements. Ensigns, burgees, pennants, interspersed with the flags of the international code, were displayed yesterday by every ship in the harbor. The glorious Fourth was observed by Americans and foreigners alike, and to their credit be it said, several of the foreign vessels even outdi 1 the American in their display of bunting. The United States ships lying in the stream had the national colors hoisted at each masthead.

The war-ship Marlon made a fine display, being decorated from stem to stern, the flags reaching from the water's edge, under the flying jibbuoni to the end of the spanker boom, in one vast arch, while at each masthead was a large ensign. Along the front, except where the regatta was held, things were very quiet, and but few people were around. Travel across the bay, on the contrary, was heavy, nearly every boat being packed with people, while the connecting street-cars did a roaring business. TRIED TO DROWN HIM. Four water-front hoodlums, whose names could not be learned, came very nearly committing murder about 3 o'clock at Missionstreet Wharf.

A Chinaman named Hop Wing was putting in tho day fishing there, when the roughs tried to steal a few fish he had captured. In the effort to save his fish the Chinaman lost his balance aud fell into the bay. He succeeded in climbing on a piece of timber and was In a fair way to reach the dock when two of the hoodlums begau to puil on the ropes by which it was made fast, and again threw the Celestial into the water. This was repeated several times until the Chinaman was nearly exhausted, and he have drowned Out for the timely aid rendered by John Murray and Chris Johnson, a couple of longshoremen, who drove the ruffians away and dragged the Chinaman up on the wharf more dead than alive. Wing was placed in a hack by the men and driven to his home.

A FIXE RACE. One of the very best races on the bay was one not down on the official programme. It took place between the first and second cutters of the cruiser Marion, each manned by twelve sturdy sailors. The race was from the Marion tn and around the clipper ship Micronesia, lying off Folsom street, distance about one and a half miles. The stakes were S3 each man.

The boats started at 2 o'clock aud lor half a mile it was nip and tuck, but the crew iv the second cutter, being made of sterner stuff than their opponents, finally began to forge ahead. The bonis rounded the turning point with the second cutter fully five lengths ahead, but on the race back to the ship the other boat by hard work reduced the lead to about three lengths. The spurt came too late, however, and the race was won by the second cutter amid wild cheers from the ship. The steamer General McDowell will make a trip around the bay to-morrow morning with General Schofield and party. Every point of interest will be visited and fully explained.

The boat leaves Clay-street Wharf at 9 o'clock. The steamer Ziufnndel brought a large crowd of visitors down from Napa to spend the Fourth in this city. IN FROM SKA. Among the few arrivals in port yesterday was the British iron ship Micronesia, from Sydney. The vessel is one of the fastest afloat, and is well known here.

She left here grain-laden lor England eleven months and a half ago, and went from England to Australia with a full cargo. After discharging she loaded 2491 tons of coal at Sydney for this port making the run from Syduey to San Francisco in 51 days. This is very good -work, as most vessels take from 15 months to make the same voyage. The ship came iuto puit in tow of the lug Reliance, with pilot Johnson in charge, and looks as neat as if she had only been at sea a week. The steamers Pomona from San Diego, Greenwood from Greenwood.

Record from Moss Landing, and Wellington from Departure Bay, with 2350 tons of coal, also arrived. The schooners Electra, Sparrow, Free Trade, C. F. Hill and Bill the Butcher arrived from coast ports. WENT TO SEA.

The following vessels sailed yesterday: Bark McNear for Tacoma, ship John E. bayre for Dunkirk, schooner Ethel Zinc for Adelaide and Sydney, and the John Fredrick and Salvia, for coast ports. The following moves were made yesterday. The ship Valparaiso from Pacific to refinery. Port Stanley Green to Beale, and the Couuty of from Beale to Port Costa to load.

THE WEATHER. The weather yesterday was hazy, with a west wind blowing eight miles an hour. The barometer stood FROZEN CORPSES. Description of a Itt-frlgerator for the York The Commissioners of Charities and Correction have decided that a spacious refrigerator shall be placed iv the Morgue for the better preservation of the dead awaiting identification during the hot summer days. The plan of a refrigerator with a capacity for fifteen bodies, to be exclusively for Coroners' cases, was adopted, says the New York Sunday Mercury.

The Morgue refrigerator is to be eight feet in length, feet six inches In depth and seven feet six inches in height. It will have two sections, upper and lower. The upper section will contain two divisions, with compartments for three separate bodies each, while the lower section will have three divisions, with compartments tor three separate bodies each. The bodies will be placed In the compartments with the head outward ami resting upon wooden slides that can be drawn out so that each body can be exposed. If necessary, from head to foot for identification or examination without being removed from the refrigerator.

Upon the outside of each dooi of a division is to be a brass slide, in which is to be placed a card bearing the name, age and nativity of each occupant of a compartment in the refrigerator. The structure throughout is to be built nf heavy ash wood and and lined with galvanized iron and Insulated with boiler felting and sheathing aud other nonconducting materials. There will be two tanks for the ice, and it is said that on the hottest day in summer the consumption of ice will not exceed 400 pounds. The cost of the refrigerator is merely nominal compared with the advantages and benefits to be derived from its ice. Another great advantage in the introduction of the refrigerator will be in its location to the Morgue building.

Heretofore visitors have been compelled to pass through the center of the main dead-room, lined on both stdes with coffins, in which could be seen the bodies of the dead iv the most revolting conditions of decomposition. Under the new refrigerator system when visitors called atthe Morgue tj identify their dead they will be led first to the Morguekeeper's front office, through an inclosed passageway to the extension off the main dead-room running across the back end of the building, where the refrigerator is to be placed. The Commissioners of Charities and Correction expect by next month to have the system iv operation at the Morgue. Not Used to that Kind of Milk. One of our bishops told the following story: He had gone Into the country to visit a charitable institution into which poor lads had beeu drafted from the East End of London, and, addressing them, he congratulated them ou the delights of their new residence.

Tlie boys looked unaccountably gloomy and downcast, and the bishop kindly asked: "Are you not comfortable? Have you any complaints to make?" At last the leader raised his baud. "The milk, my lord." "Why, what on earth do you mean? The milk hero is tenfold better than you ever bad in London." ''No, indeed, it ain't!" cried the boy. "In London they always buy oui milk out of a nice clean shop, aud here why, here they squeeze it out of a beastly Sheffield Miss Effio Brow noil, a social favorite of Jackson, W. shot herself after returning from a ride with her lover. Her parents objected to her marriage.

PAGES 3 to 6. A BOLD RIDER OF THE WHEEL. Nelson A. Bradt Arrives From New Tork on a Bicycle. Incidents of the Trip- The Wheelman's Ittaerary-A Splendid on the Way.

Yesterday as the grand military and civic parade was disbanding a lone bicyclist arrived from New York, fresh and hearty to all appearances, after a ride which, from start to finish, lacked but a few days of tilling three mouths of his history. He was accompanied by his faithful roadster, which, though it had long ago lost its jaunty freshness of appearance, was still in serviceable condition. The wheelman was Nelson A. Bradt nf Johnstown, N. Y.

He mado the trip nartly for pleasure and partly for business, his connection with the Eastern i ress offering him opportunities for correspondence, of which he availed himself largely ou his transcontinental ride. He was favored with fair weather from first to last, and his journey was made, particularly pleasant by the friendliness of the wheelmen's clubs en route. BRADT'S itinerary. Mr. Bradt left New York on April 9th, and traveled by way of Buffalo, Chicago, Kansas City, Topeka, Denver, Salt Lake, Ogden and Sacramento.

He completed the first stage of his journey, Chicago (980 miles from the starting-point). In ten days. Besting there for six days ho resumed his jour- iy ney on April 26th and pushed his way by Quincy, 111., to Kansas City, where lie arrived nine days later. He spent four days at this place, and on May sth made a fresh start via Topeka owr the prairie to Denver, riding through five inches of snow On the way when about twenty or thirty miles east of Colorado Springs. He put' up at Denver on the 23.1 of May, and next morning pushed forward for Leadville.

It took him eight days of hard worn to cross the mountains, which, besides beiug very steep," were covered with a thick mantel of snow, and then another eight days were spent in the saddle before he gave his wheel a rest in Salt Lake. This was the most trying portion of his trip, as he had to sleep outdoors 'during all of the sixteen days. TAKEN WITH FEVER. On June 4th, after a five days' rest, Mr. Bradt bade good-by to Salt Lake.

Be reached Ogden next day and was there stricken down with fever and ague, liecovering after a nine days' siege he set out again on June 24th, crossed the Sierras, dropped down by Sacramento Into the laud of gold and climate and pursu -d bis course without stop to the Gulden Gate. The venturesome wheelsman's outfit con- sisted of a full riding suit, one extra suit, shirts, collars and toilet necessaries, pair of revolvers, fishing-tackle and. blanketsweighing in all about twenty pounds. He stopped at every likely stream and fished with plenty of success. On very warm days he rested during the midday and pushed forward at night On January Ist, instead of resolving to turn over a new leaf, as many young men do, Mr.

Bradt determined to make a record with his bicycle during the year. Between New Year's and his start on his present trip his cylometer registered 2433 miles, to which he has just added 4420 miles his meanderings across the continent, a total of 6005 miles far. STRIKING THE AVERAGE. lii doing bis 4420 miles he consumed eighty-six days from start to finish, twentyfour of which were spent in the cities en route. There were, consequently.sixty-two riding days, which give an average of seventy-one and a fifth miles covered by ihe ruler every twenty-four hours.

On good roads like those between New York artd Chicago lie frequently covered as much as 100 miles. Mr. Bradt will spend the next week or ten days in this city. He will then go to Denver on a visit to his brother, and from there will take the railroad to New York. ffl I Ml), SUITS rj ll 5S Sr I rf ii a f-t.

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