A Christian army of over 3.1,001' young people invaded San Francisco, the metropolis of the Pacific eoast. ander the bacinera and the purple and gold of the Younff People's Society o) i'hri.stian Endeavor and tooit possession of the city io the name of "Christ and the Church." The re were men, maideus and matrona from every quarter of the globe, nearly every nation being represented. Two of the largest buildings in the city, Mechanics' and Wooclward's pavüions were utUized for the eonvention meetings, but v.-si-o cot nearly larg-e enough. The formal opening was by Rev. F. E. Clarke, fonnder and president of the great C'utistian Endeavor movement. The first two days were devoted te praise services, reading and disciissing of papen on iuteresting1 and important topics and listeninjr to addresses by prominent Endeavorer.s. The state rallies, which are always a feature, of the C. E. conventions. were of great interest and plasure. Never bef ore has the California cllmute receiveel so effective an advertiseme.it, for, as thoug-h ordered for coavention weelt, the wealher was perfect every day. The first business transacted was to select Nashville as the place of meeting in 1898 and London in 1900. It is tho ambition of President Clark and his millions of followcrs to show the old world something of the streugth of their orgartization and this will be the opportunity. With the end of the convention the thousands of visitors, delegates and others toolf advantage of the opportunity and the cheap ra tes to visit tlie many places of interest throughout the state. Arrangements were made for exenrsions to Los Angeles, Monterey, Mt. [lamilton, Yosemite, Santa Clara niountains, Stanford university ;uid other nteresting places, even taking in the southein country as part of their journey.