“No, not yet; they have the trade to learn; but they are quick and patient.
In six or eight months a poor fellow picked up in Jackson Street will be able to make a watch.”
A company has been formed in San Francisco
, with Cornell
as president, Ralston
as treasurer, and Cox
is a patron of religious enterprises.
is a patriot, so stiff in local feeling that he will not have a sofa in his parlour, a picture in his lobby, that is not of native origin.
is a shining light among street preachers, who devotes his Sunday energies to labour in the slums and alleys of San Francisco
Part of a factory on Fourth Street, now occupied by a carriage company, not far from the Chinese quarter, has been hired and fitted up. Tools and machinery have been sent from Cincinnati
and New York.
The whole affair looks well.
“ The climate of San Francisco
explains to me, “is suitable for the watch trade.
we have many things to overcome.
Summer is very hot, winter very cold.
Work-people need warm clothes, good rooms, and costly food.
The heat and cold affect our tools and implements.