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HOW THEY LIVE.
Apartment Life of Bachelors and
UGHT HOUSEKEEPING AND ITS SEV
St Is Not Bad for Young Man-led Folks,
and Would be Good for Bachelors
and Also for Groups of Girls, tf Only
They Conld be Persuaded to Try It.
"Light housekeeping has become almost
» scandalous term, because of its abuse
here and elsewhere; but, nevertheless,
there is a great deal of such housekeeping
in New York that is eminently respect
able, says a writer in the Star. Some
times the partners are man and wife;
sometimes they are bachelors, and some
tunes, though more rarely perhaps, young
Women engaged, as tho census says, in
"gainful occupations" — dressmaking,
shop-tending, literary work, or what not.
Most families of this sort breakfast at home
and dine at restaurants. Nobody believes,
of course, that dining at restaurants is any
Cheaper than dining at home. In fact, it
is vastly dearer, unless the restaurants be
of the 15 cents a meal variety. But light
housekeeping dispenses with maid serv
ant, hospitality and a good deal of rent.
It is pecuUurly well suited to those fami
lies of two, in which both husband and
Wife help to earn ■ living. As the wife is
©ut all day, she cannot attend to house
hold duties of a very exacting character,
and as economy is the object, the iunily
cannot employ a maid servant.
So two rooms, or at furthest three, are
rented instead of four, five or six; a gas
stove is used only for an hour in the
morning; tho "house" is heated by steam,
■hazed in common with other tenants,
and thus what is lost in the cost of restau
rant dinners is saved in rent, fuel and
wages. Unfurnished apartments of two
or three rooms in respectable parts of the
city may be rented at from $8 to §25 a
month. If a young couple chooses to
occupy apartments in one of the great
Sanitary tenements put up for the respect
able poor, the rent will fall considerably
below the smaller of these figures. The
cost of breakfasts is a mere trifle, and
really poor folk, who are willing to put
up with such an apology for a home, may
live almost as cheaply in the heart of New
York as in the country. A clever woman
can make even such quarters as these cozy
and attractive, and the possibility of Bach
a mode of life has hastened many a mar
Bachelors living in this fashion manage
very comfortably, though, of course, at
greater expense, because few men are
content to get their own breakfasts and
attend to their own apartments. Tho
homeless habit prevents most bachelor
housekeeping from going beyond tho
"light" stage, though when once a maid
■errant becomes a necessity, it is cheaper
to have all meals prepared at home. Few
young men, however, are content to fore
go the glitter and hum of the cheerful
restaurant, with its motley company and
Varied bills of fare. Better and more
■wholesome dinners could be prepared at
home for less than half the money, but
the charm of contact with the world is
lost, and tiiere is always danger tliat tho
absence of one partner may leave the
other to dine alone.
Women seem to find it difficult to keep
house together. Perhaps they are less
adaptable than men, or perhaps the strain
of constant contact, from which men may
escape by going out into tho world, makes
friction inevitable. At any rate, there aro
thousands of women living lonely lives
in boarding-houses, when "all tiie com
forts of a home" are within their reach if
only they choose to form a housekeeping
partnership. The dreariness of boardi ng
house life for women is a thing that men
would not endure. In some of the poorer,
but '■till respectable, boarding-houses the
parlor is rented to a physician, so that
there is no common room where lodgers
may receive visitors. All the ugliness of
human life shows itself at such places, yet
women of delicate sensibilities endure it,
because they fancy that they could not un
dertake the task of housekeeping with
other women. "I don't know any girl
with whom I'd dare try such an experi
ment," said an art student, when this idea
was suggested to her. Another woman,
who had established a little homo of her
own, confessed that she was very well
pleased that a friend living iv like man
ner as herself had not taken apartments
in the same house. For the ;j*o, $6 or $8 a
week that each of these four women pays
for the discomforts of a boarding-house,
■11 could have a cosy little home in com
mon. But iv this whole city there are
probably only a few score such homes.
Some "charitable women in Brooklyn
discovered that nearly a dozen shopgirls
were lodging in one moderate-sized room,
where they prepared their breakfasts in
the morning and sat at night unless the
Btreets proved more attractive. Such
women earn from $3 to £7 a week. Thoy
must present a decent outward appear
ance; out it has been discovered that in
the case of the poorest the one visible gar
ment is almost the only scrap of clothing
they possess. For the most part, these
girls have almost no skill as needlewomen
mid little knowledge of the housekeeping
art. They simply manage to exist, and
that by constant hard work and rigid, if
not always intelligent, economy. It is a
cherished plan of the Young Women's
Christian Association of Brooklyn to
build a large lodging house, where these
women may live and carry on a species
©f light housekeeping. The price of lodg
ing will be placed witiiin reach of the poor
est girls, but each will pay something for
the comforts she receives. At the same
time the Association's classes in needle
work and general domestic economy will
give the girls an opportunity to learn the
arts necessary to the maintaining of a
home. It is said that already the instruc
tion imparted in the classes of this Asso
ciation has promoted many marriages.
Light housekeeping for single women
ought also to be promotive of matrimony.
Light housekeeping in New "York as
sumes many curious forms. The city is
so large that there is room for an indul
gence of all sorts of tastes. There are
families that never meet except at dinner.
There are others that are together only at
breakfast. There are probably very few,
rich or poor, that take three meals per day
togeviier. One anxious woman is the en
thusiastic advocate of cooking in com
mon, or, more broadly, co-operative
housekeeping. All sorts of ingenious de
vices have been invented for promoting
this idea, and then when nothing else is
possible there is Edward Atkinson's
economical cooker, the contrivance with
which the statistician expects to help
solve tho problem of poverty.
MUSIC AND DRAMA.
Amusements Produced for Sacramen
tans this Week.
Gus Williams andSTohn T. Kelly, "U <fc
I," will be here to-morrow night and give
Mrs. Nellie Brown-Pond, the elocution
ist, and Lida J. Row, pianist, will appear
before the Sacramonto Lecture Ass<n-i:i
tion at the Congregational Church to
Next Friday and Saturday nights tho
famous Russell's Comedians, a company
of notable artists, such as are seldom seen
in farce comedy, and seldom, if ever, in
one combination, will appear at the
Metropolian Theatre. The most promi
nent oi" this talented and famous coterie
are the brilliant and dashing Fay Temple
ton, who in this class of performance baa
scored the greatest success of her career;
Charley Reed, who stands in the front
rank of funny men and farceurs; Dan
Daly, late of the Daly Bros.; Wm. F.
Mack, the hnritone comedian; Chas. V.
Seaman, who has no superior iv his pecu- j
liar style. Jennie Satterlee, Toma Hanlou,
Nina tleywood. Fannie Johnstone, Katie
Allen, Lillian Rivers, and the full com
plement of pretty girls usually found in
such productions. The music, which is
one of the bright portions of the perform
ance, is under the direction of Wm. S.
Mullaly. This company will present the
latest farcial furore of the East, entitled
"Miss McGinty of the Comedio Fran
caise," a play described as "constitnting
a laugh with every line, a convulsion with
every situation, and in its entirety being
the climax of iarcial fan." Sacramento
is the only city on the coast in which this
company will be seen, outside of San
Francisco, as the party oome directly here
from the East, and after playing in San
Francisco, return direct to Chicago.
A unique entertainment under the
name of f'Fete of Nations" will be given
during the week, commencing Tuesday
evening, at tlie Clunie Opera House, by
the ladies of St. Paul's Church.
STILL FORGING AHEAD.
"Deserves a Place ln the Front Rank
[Sacramento Evening News, January 10th.]
The Record-Union made its appear
anco this morning in its new dress and
changed form. It is a fine edition edi
torially, telegraphically and locally, and
as a mechanical production deserves place
in the front rank of newspapers of tho
State. The paper will henceforth appear
as a six-page daily, and the Sunday edi
tion will after to-morrow contain eight
pages. With its new Goss lightning press,
new dress, modified form and convenient
arrangement of news, the Record-Union
cannot fail to increase in favor with its
patrons. In to-day's edition there is a
fine cut of tho new press, with a full
description of the splendid piece of ma
chinery, a very full account of tho grand
inaugural ball, a seven-column review of
the history of journalism in Sacramento,
and very full telegraphic and local news,
Tho JVeiws wishes the Record-Union the
prosperity its enterprise deserves.
Divorce Case Dismissed.
In the matter of the petition of Mrs.
Carrie L. Orth, for a divorce from Ru
dolph Orth, notice was received by the
County Clerk, yesterday, from the plaint
iff's counsel, dismissing the action.
TILLERS OF THE SOIL.
Men and Women Who Make the
Desert Blossom as the Rose.
Grangers ln Session in This City
and Other Exercises.
Many of the grangers of tlio county
were in town yesterday. The attraction
that was responsible for this assembling
of country residents in the city was the
joint installation of the oflicors-elect of
three of the county grange societies.
Worthy Master E. R. Davis of tho State
Grange, came all the way from Santa
Rosa to preside at the ceremonies, which
took placo in Grangers' Hall. He was
assisted in the ceremonies of the installa
tion by Charlc3 Hull of Sacramento
Grange, and Miss Mattie Johnson, MLss
Alice Greenlaw and Miss AUlie Greenlaw.
The installation was preceded by sing
ing by a double quartet. Those installed
Sacramento Grange—Master, E. Green;
Overseer. S. H. Jackmau; Lecturer, Mrs.
A. M. Williams; Steward, M. Smith;
Assistant Steward, George Hamilton;
Chaplain- It. Davenport; Treasurer, M.
Wilcox; Secretary, C. E. Mack. Jr.; Gate
Keeper, Hiram Johnson; Ceres, Mrs. E.
(I re* rs Pomona, Estelle Braynard; Flora,
May Blodgett; Lady Assistant Steward,
Delia Kruil; pianist, Emma Foster.
Pomona Grange—Master, Daniel Flint;
Overseer, David Reese; Recorder, Wm.
Johnston; Steward, Car] Halverson;
Chaplain. Sister Hiram Johnson; Treas
urer, M. Sprague; Secretary, H. H. Krnll;
Gate Keeper, A. M. Plummer; Pomona,
Sister D. Flint; Ceres, Sister I. D. Hull;
Flora, Sister H. M. Plummer; Lady As
sistant. Atta Plummer; Organist, Miss
Florin Grange—D. Reese, Master; D.
H. Buell, Overseer; T. K. Davis, Steward;
Jesse CaseyjvAssistant Steward; Sister I.
A. Casey, Secretary; C. Towie, Treasurer,
J. Reese, Secreiary: P. Sims, Gate Keeper;
Sister Carrie Niche, Pomona; Sister X.
Kennedy, Flora; Sister Lillie Casey,
Ceres; Sister Martha Davis, Lady Assist
A.recess was then taken for an hour,
which was devoted to the discussion of a
lunch prepared by the lady members of
ti>o < ; ranges in the banquet hall.
After lunch tiie members reassemblod
in the hall, whore musical and literary
exercises were held, as follows: Vocal
solo, Miss Katie Aiken; address, Master
Davis, of the State Grange; song. Miss
Gussie Wilcox; address, Hon. Ira G.
Hoitt; song, W. E. Lovdal; remarks,
Hon. Gill's Doty, Sister Casey and A. A.
Krnll; recitation, Lena Teeple: instru
mental solo, Miss Foster; recitation Flora
Greenlaw; address, George C. McMuilen.
E. Greer submitted a report on behalf
of the committee having in charge the
matter of tho county exhibit made at the
late State Fair, showing tho receipts of
moneys therefor. The report was as fol
lows: Cash on hand from last year,
$lul 50; cash from Supervisors, $300; cash
from City Trustees, "WOO; premium from
State, faOO. Total receipts, <>1,101 50. Cash
on hand after paying expenses, 8105,
which has been distributed to individual
exhibitors in premiums. Estimated value
of property on hand, $512.
The report was adopted, and soon after
the assemblage dispersed.
Very Neat and Pleasing.
[S. F. Bulletin, January 10th.]
The Sacramento Record-Union ap
peared this morning with an increase in
the number of pages, having a new dress
of type and printed on its new press. It
appearance is very neat and its many
readers will no doubt be greatly pleased
with tho change that has been made.
After to-morrow the paper will be eight
pages on Sunday and six pages on week
days. This morning, for the first time,
the paper was printed on the new Goss
lightning press, lately received from the
Goss Printing Press Company of Chi
cago, and the machine has been named
"liessic"' by tho managers of tho paper.
This Ims been done by the managers as a
compliment to Bessie, the youngest
daughter of William H. Mills, tho Presi
dent of the Sacramento Publishing Com
No Resisting Her Appeal.
Queer stories are told by traveling man
agers regarding the schemes concocted by
enterprising countrymen to get into the
"show" for nothing. Sometimes a mem
ber of the family had been taken ill and
they must go in and get the doctor, who
is fine ot the audience, and again they
want to look for some article they have
lost while watching the last troupe's "cut
ting up." It was a cold, rainy night at
Waco, Texas, when the Ktße E'dsler com
pany Avas playing there, that a woman
■me up to the door. "Mister," she said,
"will you let me in to get my big black
cat? We've had that cat in our family
for twenty years, and we've never had
any sickness. If you let mc in for this
cat I'm sure you'll have luck. Every
troupe bere this season has been after that
cat, but they wouldn't let her go. But I
felt sorry fof you. It was raining so hard
that my husband said: 'Take the cat
around" to those theater folks, give it to
them, aud teli them they'll have luck for
the balance of their trip through Texas.' "
Thero was no withstanding the appeal,
says the Brooklyn Citizen, so she went in
after the black cat.
A -wet silk handkerchief tied, without
folding-, over the lace is a complete seen*
rity against suffocation trom smoke. It
permits free breathing nnd at the same
timo excludes tlio smoke from tho lungs
THE SUNDAY UNION, SACRAMENTO, CAL., JANUARY 11, 1891.-EIGHT PAGES.
THE CITRUS FAIR.
It Promises to be a Thing of
Grandeur and Beauty.
What the People of Marysville and
Other Places are Doing to
Make It So.
To-morrow tho State Citrus Fair for
Northern California, to be held under
the auspices of the State Agricultural
Association, will open at Marysville and
continue until Saturday night. The citi
zens of Yuba County are displaying great
zeal in the matter of making the exhibit
one that will be an honor to the State and
to their own county, and they are receiv
ing liberal aid from Placer, Butto and
other counties. A correspondent of the
Bulletin, writing from Marysville, says
of the preparations that aro being made:
There never was more interest dis
played here in any public event than this
fair has excited. Money has been lav
ished freely for decorative purposes, and
during tho present week there have been
as many its fifty ladies devoting their
volunteer labors to tho making of ever
green wreaths and other forms of ma
terial for making the pavilion attractive.
Marysville is fortunate in having a
fine and large exhibition building that is
just what is needed for the purposes of
this citrus iiiir. It was buiit somo years
ago at a cost of 810,000, and is so placed
that excursion trains on the California
and Oregon lino can be stopped at the
very doors of the main hall. This hall is
IGOx"2 feet, and, with other parts of the
building, gives a floor surface of about
17,000 square feet. m This will all be occu
pied, so that it is safe to say the fair will
exceed in extent of exhibits, as well as in
ornamentation, anything of the sort ever
before attempted in Northern California,
if not in Los Angeles or any other part of
SOME DECORATIVE FEATURES.
Every window in the hall (and there
are scores of windows) is framed in
double rows of oranges nailed to the
walls. There will be no bare or un
sightly spaces. The pillars and posts
which support the roof are buried out of
sight in spirals of fir and strings of citrus
fruits. A small forest of fir and cedar
has been consumed in the determination
to leave nothing in sight that would mar
the general effect of the elaborate decora
tions. Tho gallery is embowered in foli
age brightened by tho yellow of tho
orange. Walls, roof, everything, is to
form part of a great symphony in green
The management has not left much to
be done by exhibitors to make the pavil
ion attractive. Tho decorations alone
make a spectacle worth time and money
to see. But when all the floor space Ts
filled witli carloads of citrus and other
fruit, and every nook and corner crammed
with exhibits, there will indeed bo a
show to call a multitude of visitors from
San Francisco and other cities.
BUTTE COUNTY'S DISPLAY.
A tall structure of wood, rising almost
to the lofty ceiling, marks the location of
Butte County's display. This is called a
Chinese pagoda, and is largo enough for
the home of a mandarin of moderate de
sires. It is to be thatched and covered
all over with oranges from Oroville and
the neighborhood of that place.
In the northwestern angle of the hall a
party of Chico citizens are evolving some
decorative scheme designed to represent
a part of the Agricultural building at
Washington. At the western end of the
pavilion is also a large design, about
twenty-five feet high, in tho form of a
Holland wind-mill. The frame-work is
covered with oranges, lemons, dried figs,
apples and other things, arranged so as to
present a contrast of colors.
Butte County, which is nothing if not
pious, will have an orange-covered
church in miniature, to offset the effect of
the heathen temple or pagoda. Sermons
in citrus fruits are to bo preached from
the citrus church by zealous Oroville be
lievers in the verity of the northern cit
rus belt. Thousands of perfect Wash
ington Navels from Thermalito are to
demonstrate that faith bas crystallized in
works of actual production and develop
PI.ACER AND OTHER COUNTIES.
Near Butte County's display, across tbe
way, Placer's exhibits are to be placed.
They are expected to be a credit to that
county, in which residents have sub
scribed $1,000 for the purpose of making
a display. Placer's fruits will be here to
night or to-morrow, and her representa
tives are on the ground.
One of the best displays will be that of
the Sutter Fruit Company. This will
represent a train of cars emerging from a
tunnel into an orange grove, typical of
the entrance of the traveler into" Califor
nia from the mountains during the win
Tho counties that are thus far repre
sented in this exposition include Yuba,
Sutter, Butte, Placer, Colusa, Solano,
Shasta, Yolo, Nevada, Sacramento and
Siskiyou. Siskiyou sends a fine display
It is expected that a fine display of date
palm fohage from Solano County, with
ripe fruit from the Wolfskill trees, will
be made in the Pavillion.
SUTTER'S FORT REPRESENTED.
A conspicuous feature of the decorations
will be a representation of Sutter's fort
at Sacramento, done in oranges and ever
greens. This is completed and is a very
handsome and striking design. The Fort
is large enough for a reception-room. It
is surrounded by a high and thick wall of
evergreen*, pierced by embrasures. A
cannon taken from General Sutter's Hock
farm, on the Feather River, is to be
placed in the doorway of the structure.
Thousands of oranges and lemons were
used in the covering of the design. The
root is surmounted by the image of a
bear, whose expansive countenance bears
a peculiar "citrus grin," or as much ex
pression as a cunning arrangement of
oranges and lemons can impart. His eye
is fancied to be squinting southward, "in
the direction of Los Angeles.
Tho Marysville Citrus Fair Association
has displayed much enterprise and
activity since the inception of this ex
hibition. President Norman Kideout,
Secretary G. W. Harney, Superintendent
James O'Brien, Jr., and C. Tharsing,
Chairman of the Committee on Decora
tions, R. W. Skinner and others have
expended much time, thought and labor
in the plan and execution of arrange
ments necessary to complete success.
A movement for a general dec jration
of business houses and of residences lias
begun. A number of places of business
have adorned their show windows with
tastefully arranged citrus fruits and
Hundreds of large orange and lemon
trees, bearing ripe fruit, may be seen in
the gardens ol Marysville and' Yuba I ity.
and to many visitors the trees, with their
golden fruits gleaming in the glossy
green foliage, will be scarcely less at
tractive than the spectacle in'tbe pavil
Bananas, geraniums, roses and other
tender plants are flourishing out of doors
with no protection from the elements.
There is a banana plant in the garden of
J. Cohn, on Fifth Street, whicb bears a
large bunch of immature fruit, and this
will bo one of the things shown visitors.
They Have a Bad Efl'ect on Some of the
Ball Waiters. <
Evidently the managers of the in
augural ball made a mistake when they
decided to have more than oue quality of
champagne at the supper. Such ordinary
brands as "Munun," "Green Seal" and
"White Seal" do not usually have a bad
effect on the brains of the average waiter,
but when he comes to getting the bottles
mixed with those of the high-toned native
article, and "hits" them alternately and
often, it doesn't take long for the mixture
to get away with him.
Old topers say that a champagne drunk
is tlio worst ever experienced. Tliat ap-
pears to have been tbe experience also of
some of the gentlemen who consented to
do waiter duty at the ball, for they were
drunker yesterday than on the night be
fore—if such a thing were possible.
A quartet of them found their w:ay into
the Mississippi kitchen, on Third street,
last evening and called for supper. Dur
ing the repast they got to grossly abusing
one of the waiters employed in the res"
taurant —probably because he was sober.
In about two minutes a lively battle
was in progress, and proprietor Senate
ran to the door and blew a loud, shrill
blast upon his strong-lunged pobce
The police did not seem to recognize the
particular trill thereof, however, for none
of them responded. Then Mr. Senatz
tried another key, and blew another
blast. He continued to blow, but his ef
forts to entice a policeman were unavail
Not so, however, with tho people on
the street. They responded with a will,
and in about six and one-half seconds
there was a pushing, crowding mob on
the sidewalk in front of the restaurant,
all trying to get a glimpse of the battle
that raged Within. From the outside it
looked like a hot one, but the drunken
ball waiters seemed to be doing all the
fighting, the attaches of the bouse merely
trying to preserve order.
Finally a couple of them, fearing arrest,
managed to get to the front door, where
they were grabbed by men in the croAvd
and yanked outside. They struck out
through the muddy streets'and escaped,
but Constable Erissell came along about
this time and arrested the other two. At
the Polico Station they gave the names of
John Wh-lea and Frank Craw-ford, and
were charged with disturbing the peace.
It was learned later that the row oc
curred just at the hour the regular officers
were reporting on and oil* duty, and they
were then at the police station for that
The two men th/it ran away from the
restaurant were pursued by special ollicer
McLaughlin, who caught and undertook
to get them to the police station. They
fought him all the Way, however, to
Second and I streets, when they were
met by officers Gibson and White, who
had learned of the trouble and were bast
ing to the scene. Tho prisoners wero
soon locked up. They gave the names of
R. McDonald and John Burke.
The District Delegates Prepare a Bill
For the Legislature,
It Will Provide for tho Creation of a
Stato Association of Irrigating
The irrigating district delegates reas
sembled at the Clunie building yesterday,
and continued in session all day.
There was some lively discussion over
a proposition to amend the Wright [irri
gation law, so as to permit irrigation dis
tricts to take stock in private canals and
Will S. Green, of Colusa, and Messrs.
Osterhaus and Merrill opposed the propo
sition vigorously. Holt and Maueo ar
gued for the other side.
The matter was finally laid over for fu
ture consideration, without any agree
ment being reached.
Tiie Association decided to present a
bill to the Legislature fcoereato a State as
sociation of irrigation districts and pro
vide for the creation of aState Hoard nflr
rigation to manage and conduct the ail'aiis
ot the same; audio define the powers and
prescribe tlie duties of such association
and of st.en board; and to appropriate
money in support thereof.
It is proposed that the duties of this
Shite board will be to supervise work in
all districts and to approve or disapprove
all plans that may bu presented for irriga
tion under the Wright Act, to provides
form of bonds, to designate a bank at
which all bonds and coupons may bo paid
freo of charge to the holder, and to inves
tigate the status of all existing districts.
fhe association will maintain an olhce
m San Francisco and have a secretary,
who will gather Information; and it is
made the duty of each district to furnish
such data as may be desired. The sum
of £20,000 is [appropriated by the bill to
carry into effect its provisions for the
next two years should it become a law,
and an additional tax. of-_ cents on the
§100 may, by order of tiie association, be
levied upon the association property in
each district for tht;same purpose.
In addition to tho above bill, another
one was agreed upon at last night's ses
sion, embodying a number of amend
ments to the district law. none of which
are of an extreme nature, but are merely
to cure defects of phraseology and
simplify some of the machinery.
It is proposed that the election of offi
cers shall bein February instead of April;
reducing the bonds of directors to $5,000;
the bonds of contractors to 25 per cent, of
the contract price of work; empowering
boards to borrow on credit of dis
trict not to exceed $2,000 for
making preliminary surveys, etc., to
permit a second and supplemental issue
of bonds when construction fund is ex
hausted, and to permit subsequent voting
upon propositions to vote bonds where
defeated; giving districts power to enter
upon lands for purpose of making sur
veys outside of districts.etc.
The irrigators were deeply in earnest
and are more enthusiastic than ever over
the district system of irrigation, firmly
believing that it will do great things for
A DICE GAME.
It Accounts for That Mysterious Pool
of Gore on lv Street.
Late on Friday night _ young man met
officer Gibson at Fourth and X streets
and told him that one man was "kickin'
the stuffin' outen another feller" in front
of the Masonic building, at Sixth aad K.
The officer hastened there and found—
only a big pool of blood. Yesterday he
learned that a man named Wellcr'and
another named Allen had quarreled over
a dice game in a saloon on X street; that
the proprietor took a pistol from one: of
them, and that they.separated, but that
"VN eller overtook Allen at Sixth and X
streets and knocked him down and beat
Tiie combatants both ran away as the
officer approached the spot.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
Police officer Farrell is still a very sick man.
Mrs. Dr. Mcaland and daughter are visiting
in f?au Francisco.
_«_ ""**• Tyler, of the San Francisco Law
Library, is in town.
Percy W. Allen has returned to Hopkins
Academy at Oakland.
Colonel C. F. Crocker and party returned to
ban l raueisco yesterday.
John S. Stevens, the San Francisco attor
ney, is at the Golden Eagle.
F P Callundan, Chief of Patrol for the State
b isu Commission, is hi the city.
District Attorney Frank I>" Ryan left for
Stockton yesterday to attend to some legal
State Board of Trade Committee.
The name of Hon. A. Caminetti was
unintentionally omitted from the list of
those appointed by President Eugene
Gregory to represent the State Board of
Trade at tlie Marysville Citrus Fair.
Goldsmith in Court.
Charles Goldsmith, the pugilist, who is
charged with having stolen Mrs. Kantz's
diamonds some months ago, was before
Judge Van Fleet yesterday, but his case
was postponed until the Atth inst.
Over 130 species of fish abound along
the coast of L'ruguay and more than
2,000 species of insects have been classi
fied within its borders.
Nine hundred and ninety-two women
registered at Cheyenne, ~Wyo., for tlio
recent elections. Several women rode
twenty-six miles into Cheyenne to vote.
THE CHARMING "C. C.'s" GREETING
TO "WALL FLOWER."
Why "Me and Jack" Wore Not Mar
ried—Sparkling Items About
Bear Miss Wall Flower: I feel myself
highly honored to be allowed to make tho
acquaintance of your illustrious self.
How seldom we are able to meet with
those who thoroughly understand us and
appreciate our poor efforts at literature,
and who are able to cope with the emana
tions of our minds in an intelligent man
ner. lam fully conscious that I am un
derstood by at least one, and this blessed
assurance brings a feeling of unutterable
satisfaction and rest to my mind.
You asked me to tell you all about my
wedding. Me and Jack were not married
as we had hoped to be, on account of tho
lire on the night of December 19th. I had a
perfect little poem of a bonnet still at tho
milliner's, which was cremated with tho
rest of the things. It went silently float
ing over the placid waters of the lake, in
a dense cloud of smoke, and was accom
panied by poor Jack's mustache, a per
fect dream in itself, which ho had left at
the barber shop to be dyed. You can im
agine with what conflicting emotions wo
beard of our great loss. We have post
poned our wedding, becauso me and Jack
both think our marrying might conflict
with my literary career.
Apropos of Jack, it seems to me your
remark about the crookedness of Jack's
legs was rather unkind. Are you sure
your most respected pa isn't a" little bit
cross-eyed, and therefore not able to see
straight? Let mc assure you that Jack's
legs aro just as straight as your own.
I supposo you know all about the fire.
You know it was lirst discovered by a
young man of unquestionable character,
at 11:45 P. U. What this young man was
doing out at sucl\an unseasonable hour,
lam not prepared to say. Ho was evi
dently so deeply engrossed in the solving
of an intricate practical problem, with an
old gentleman from whose house he was
scon to come, that he did not note tho
flight of time. Ono good old lady who
has the happy faculty of finding out
everybody's business, is dreadfully dis
tressed because she can't find out where
the young man could have been so late.
Siio bas offered a reward to anyone who
will furnish her with suitable informa
tion, $1,000 in gobl, a year's tuition in the
Lakeport Academy, her old bustle, a
pair of hoops, her diamond ring and a
Swiss cheese. The scene at the fire was
better than a New Orleans "Mardi Gras."
People were out in all sorts of fantastical
costumes; sone decidedly neglige. One
poor old fellow had. in his dazed, sleepy
state, put on his clothes wrong .side be
fore, and consequently ran about a mile
in the opposite direction lrom tne lire
before be discovered his mistake. Ho
didn't stop to turn his clothes, but rushed
back until he came to a halt at the Court
House coiner, where those who saw him
thought the shock of the Are had "turned
his head," and all the atten
tion heretofore bestowed on the
lire was generously given to him. Our
defeated candidate for Superior Judge,
who has an eye to business, immediately
offered all his old clothes and beer checks
to be allowed to travel with and exhibit
iiiin In a dime museum.
Of course you know we have a dancing
school and a writing class. I mention
the dancing school lirst, because it is of
more Importance, to my mind, to know
how to ebmee than to write. The dancing
master has quite a class of old maids'!
young mauls, married women and
women who would like to get married,
and is initiating them into tne mysteries
of the mazy dance. When they complete
their course they will be able to dance
air. tiling from the Highland fling to an
1 nsb jig on a platter.
You must be a Native Son or Daughter.
a most ardent worshiper of "Terpsi
chore," and you are considered an eli
gible party if unmarried; if married, you
are fitted to crown almost any position
in life. If you are neither of the above,
you are like the man who fell out of the
balloon, you are "not in it." lam not a
Native Daughter; I was "borned" in
Scabville, Pike County, Missouri, in tho
year IKK). Pa says he is powerful glad
I'm not a Native Daughter.
Did you attend the "Old Folks'" con
cert given at Somerset Hall? It was the
best concert ever given in Lakeport.
The elite of the town was there, and those
who did not attend demonstrated very
strongly that wo unhappily have a class
here who don't take advantage of a good
thing when it is within their reach. •
Our honorable Assemblyman left last
Monday morning for Sacramento to tako
his seat in tlie Legislature and do great
things for Lake County. It is not posi
tively known whether he shed his gum
boots (gun boats), overalls and juniper or
not before leaving his ranch. The breth
ren from town will no doubt fully appre
ciate yie barnyard aroma carried into the
legislative halls by the festive grangers.
Dear Miss Wall Flower, do come and
see me some times. Our combined efforts
in the field of literature may yet astonish
the world. I'm going to study "Volapuk"
and tiien organize a class here, and your
hearty co operation would lend zest to
my undertaking. We might also start a
class in modern sciences, give readings in
Shakespeare to a select few and teach tho
politicians the Australian system of bal
loting. I'm going to have' Dr. Swayze
inoculate me with Dr. Koch's lymph to
take away my corns, which are a great
source of annoyance to me when I dance.
Farewell, dear friend. My compliments
to your most respected ma and pa. Au
revoir. c. C.
Lakeport, January 7,1891.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
[From Brusie _ Taylor's Circular.]
\J\ J. Milgate to Kfl, Minnie Francis San
derson—The cast half of west half of lot 2, C
and D, Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets; $\O.
James F. and Daniel J. Supple to Margaret
Stafford—Lot C in block 4ti of the town of
Fortoriato Foorites to Jose Maria dcs Santos
—One and fifteen hundredths acres in sections
13 and 11, township 7 north, range -1 east:
Albert Leonard to B.C. Irvine—South half
of north half of southwest quarter of section
1. township 7 north, range 5 eust; grant.
Frederick Cox to Addie H. Irvine—East
half of lot 7. F and O, Twenty-eighth and
Twenty-ninth streets; $5.
Department Two—Van Fleet, .Tudgo.
Saturday, January 10, IS}>l.
People vs. Charles Goldsmith, charged with
grand larceny—Set for trial lor the _oth iust.
People vs. James Fitzgerald, charged witli
felony—Motion to set aside Information over
ruled and trial set for the 2?th in.-t.
People vs. Henry Weber, charged with
felony—Motion to set aside Information de
nied and trial set for the 22(1 inst.
People vs. Hell Murphy and J. .T. Hurley
charged with robbery—Arraignment posU
poned until the 17th inst.
People vs. William Wright, I). Quinlan and
John Sullivan, charged with grand larceny—
Arraignment jiostponed until the 17th inst
A Woman in a Fit.
Last night officer Gibson was informed
that a colored woman, named Lucy Na
than, was having a fit in her room on L
street, near Fourth. He found the
woman acting very quecrly, as if she had
taken some severe drug, aiid leaving her
with some of her friends, he went and
called a physician. The woman had
been drinking, and the attack was not
thought to be irerious.
Settled an Old Score.
Jack Scroggs and Jack Gorman are re
ported to have had a lively little bout in
a J street basement last'night. As to
which had the best of the Jislic debate,
could not be learned.
STENOGRAPHY AND TYPEWRITING
AT 628}£ J STREET. KOOM 4.
QEND THE WEEKLY UNION TO YOUR
IO iends in tbe Last.
<g>he lag*"*- 3j)pttgc.
Winter Clearing Sale!
The large idea in our offerings of mer
chandise at this period of the year is to turn
to account the conditions which, under old
notions, made the mid-winter dull. The old
notion to wear out the goods in the store if
they did not bring the full price is, happily
for the masses, done away with by the mod
ern merchant, who says clean up the stock
with the passing season, and go into each
new season with all things fresh. When
demand slackens good bargains come. They
are here—peerless, irresistible.
g* ——— — 1 ■-" 1 ■"--
Everything in the shape of Winter Goods
at cut prices. And Remnants, fragments
of remaining stocks, odd pieces, as we
call the dust of this great merchandise
movement—gold dust to you at present
C. H. GILMAN,
Members of tbe Legislature, Their Friendunil the Public Generally
ARE INVITED TO VISIT
THE MECHANICAL STORE,
NO. 414 K STREET.
Here Can be Found the Greatest Bargains in
Clothing, Overcoats, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps, Ete.
H. MARKS, PROPRIETOR.
A Grand Success!
PRICES WILL TELLI
The Public Always Willini** to Avail of a
Genuine Reduction iu Prices.
Iky J I REDUCTION
Jv r'^lJk 15 per Cent
e*C *I°a his entire
y* l,r 6 0'"* 1 . — J st°ck of flrst
enr~Zaft\Sils !U-«s*J # class BOOTS
ffß X^*^ LaUf A^J*> SHOES
■ ■ appreciated.
Two hundred pairs Children's Solar-tip
Shoes, heel and spring-heel, sizes 5 to 8,
reduced to 45 cents; worth $1.
COT J STREET.
SIXTY DAYS' SALE !
Stylish New York and London Cut Suits.
I "WILL MAKE SUITS TO ORDER IN THE
best of style.
$30 00 Suits now-on sale S2O 00 to 522 50
$35 OO Suits now on sale S:.'s 00t<>$.-.*7 50
$40 00 Suits now on sale 880 00 to 832 50
$45 00 Suits now on sale S:>s ontoSiiii 50
•50 <>0 Suits now on s:A !S!7 50 to $42 50
555 00 Suits now on sale MS Ootos4o 50
$00 OO Suits now on sale $47 00 to $50 OO
Stylish rutandbest littins Pants. $5 to $8.
Pine New York and London Trousering
810 to 812—the best iri the State.
A perfect fit guaranteed or no sale.
All garments made by tbe best White Labor
here. Patronize home industry.
Please call at
Xo. COO J street Corner Sixth
822 J St., bet. Eighth and Ninth,
AT CAPITAL WOOLEN MILLS STORE.
A LWAYS ON HAND A FIRST-CLASS
jt_, stock of Imported Suitings. Perfect Fit
Guaranteed in every case. d 16-1 m
THE CALIFORNIA NEWS i
525 .7 STREET.
"VTEWSPAPERS. PERIODICALS, BOOKS,
±\ stationery. Songs, Maps, Photographs.
Playing Cards, etc.
Subßcrlptton Agency for all Domestic and
Foreign Publications. Orders solicited.
N. B.—Postage stamps received lu
payment. Books exchanged at fair
Ja -tf HENRY FL'CHf*. Prnorlwtor.
And Lovers of Good Meats.
YOUR ATTENTION IS INVITED TO OUR
specially selected qualitv of
(Durham cattle), purchased from the STAN
FORD RANCH, which is to be sold at regular
prices. It is the linest lot of Beef ever brought
to Sacramento. Uur supply is large, but the
demand is great.
MOHR & YOERK, Sacramento.
The Sweetest and Best.
THE CA.F-MTA.I_ HAM.
EINPLIvY & CO.. Sacramfntn.
FOR PURE CANDY
VV. F. PETERSON'S,
620 vl STREET.
TRY THE CELEBRATED
W. and S. Cough Drops
FOR COUGHS AND COLDS.
IF* xOU WANT
The Finest and Freshest Box of Candy
In the city, you can be accommodated at
NO. SIO J STREET.
Celebrated New York Ice Cream and
DR. JOHDAN & CO.'S
%£ff Museum of Anatomv.
*?s|_a *7^i maukktstui;kt,sa"n
Rjy £5U •'J 1 Francisco. Admission, 23
J ran_ r-i-nts. Go and learn how to
g >■ B avoid disease. Consultation an<*
t Nfi) treatment personally or by let/
ik__^ _ ter on spermatorrhea or genital
Lm""^ IJ_ weaknesses and all disc-.ises o(
Vft / H? ,non- Send for book. I'rivaM
m__i' office. 811 Geary street. Cot*
■*'■•/ puliation I'rpf>. a-i"i4-'fw