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A FAKIR'S CONFESSION.
How the "Gift of Gab" Enables
To Sell Anything on the Street—A Lit
tle Advice by a Street Merchant—
Smart Practices— Drawing a Crowd.
The Boston Globe tells the following
story: To bo a successful street faker a
man must be endowed with what is vul
garly called the "gift of gab."
In other words, he must bo a good
talker, able to keep up a one-sided con
versation for any length of time that may
be required ot him. He must also be
possessed of ready wit, which will often
enable him to turn what to other men
•would be perplexing and confusing ques
tions into laughs against the questioner.
In a crowd which will congregate about
• street fakir there are always some
would-be smart people who think they
know it all, and who believe it to be their
duty upon the slightest provocation to in
form the unsuspecting public that they
all being cheated.
Sow, as a rule, the unsuspecting public
does not like being told that it is
being cheated, nor does the fakir
relish the information, and he must con
quer the accuser with his toujxue. lie
must preserve a calm and unruffled de
meanor, never letting his inner feelings
show at the surfuce, and, above all things
he should bo a man whom no amount of
guying will "rattle."
To a man possessing these character
istics all things are possible —that is, in
the streofc-fakiug line —and if he be not a
drunkard or loafer he can make a com
fortable living by working five days in
I know this, because I have had ex-
Serience as a street lakir, and, although I
aye not all the qualities named above, I
did fairly well.
I rigged myself up in a sort of "Down
Went McGinty" suit, and occupied
various street corners for the greater part
of one consecutive evening 1, spiling—what
do think ? Well, it wasn't collar buttons
nor five-cent handkerchiefs; it was a
marvelous preparation for cleansing the
Having several fakirs on my list of
acquaintances. I appealed to them lor in
formation. Here is the advice given by
one old hand at the business, in his own
"My boy," said he, in a fatherly
manner, at the same time patting
me on the back, "It don't make any
difference what you sell them; if you are
a good talker and otter them any induce
ment to buy you can sell them bottles
tilled with puro water; not labeled water,
of course, but called by some high-
Bouuding name, and said to be good for
any useful purpose. Why don't you sell
them some tooth soap?
"How will you make it? Why, it's the
simplest thing in the world. Jus,t buy a
bar of some kind of cheap soap, cut it
into small cakes, then perfume it with oil
of sassafras or peppermint, wrap it up in I
pretty packages, and you have a line,
"Well, but won't the buyers kick when
they find out what it is?"
"No indeed. They won't use the stuff
until they get home, will they? And
then, as you will have to change the loca
tion of your stand every few minutes,
they will never run across you again ex
cept by chance. Then if they kick hard
you can either talk them out of it or give
them their money back. I should prefer
to do the former, of course.
' If you are going in the business with
out getting b license, beware of the 'cop
pers,' for there arc some of them who
will pull you iv on the least provocation."
This same fakir was questioned con
cerning the means used for drawing v
crowd about one. He produced a pack of
five trick playing cards, which, when
handled properly, could be made to show
all red, all black, or all eight spots, or all
Thinking that this simple trick would
do for the purpose I had in view, I
bought fifteen sets of these cards from
him for twenty-five cents. I then pro
cured a bar of soap, some tinfoil, a little
oil of sassafras and some fancy-colored
paper. All these, with a cheap tooth
nrush, cost about fifty cents. I then cut
the live-cent bar of soap into thirty small
pieces, poured a few drops of the sassa
fras on each piece, wrapped each carefully
in tinfoil, and put on the outside wrap
ping of fancy-colored paper.
As it was late in the afternoon, I |
figured on catching the people on their i
way home from work. I borrowed
a fakir's stand from my friend
and hired a small boy for a dime to
be the victim of my illustrations of the
efficacy of my soap. In addition to the
above-named articles, I had on the stand
a cup filled with a solution of acid and a
piece of rag. What this acid was used for
you will sec presently.
Setting up the stand at the corner of
Dix place and Washington street, I got
the small boy to stand in front and watch
me, and taking the cards in one hand, I
proceeded in the choicest English at my
command to exhort the passers-by to
Btop and see one of the greatest tricks
ever performed with cards.
A fresh youth was the first to notice
me, and as I proceeded to show him all
blacks and then all the cards red, ho
turned up his nose, said "chestnuts,"
and went off up the street.
It would be useless to print my speech
to the multitude which gathered after a
time, first slowly, and then, as the crowd
about me began to swell, more rapidly.
Some would stop only for a passing
glance, while others would stanu rooted
to the spot with mouths open iv wonder,
as I made the changes with the cards over
and over again.
"It's time to begin on the tooth soap
now," thought I to myself, and suiting
the action to the thought, I picked up one
of the pieces of soap and tore oil' the out
side wrapper, at the same time talking in
cessantly of the virtues of said soap for
cleansing the teeth.
"Now I will just show you how good iv
is," said I. Beckoning to the kid, i stood
him on the curb beside me, and getting
his head well under nay arm I opened his
mouth with the thumb and forefinger of
my right hand, and disclosed to view a
set of teeth almost black. Then dipping
the cloth in the acid, after first telling my
little audience that it was simply clear
water that was in the glass, audofieriug
to let any one in the crowd taste of it (an
ofler which was not accepted), I rubbed
the wet rag over the soap and then pro
ceeded to clean one of the boy's teeth,
taking good care not to touch any of the
The acid took off the dirt, and, I am
afraid, a portion of the enamel, too ; but
it left the tooth clean, and of a pearl}'
"There." said I, when I had finished,
"that will show you, gentlemen, that my
goods will do all that I claim. Now, I
sell this soap for ten cents a cake, and, as
an inducement for you to buy. I will
throw in a pack of these wonderful trick
cards with which you can perform the
tricks you have seen me doing here with
out any practice whatever.
"Who will take a cake?" and then I
•waited for the chorus of "I's" which I
thought sure to come after so much elo
Not an "I" was heard, however, and I
glanced over the crowd contemptuously.
I espied a young fellow, who looked as if
he might have oome from the country,
who was feeling for his pocket, and
thought sure that he would be a customer.
He thought better of his rash, act, how
ever, and withdrew his hand and started
off up the street whistling.
I was about to begin my tricks with the
cards once more, when a seedy-looking
man pushed into the crowd and said in a
loud voice, as he produced two dimes:
"Yer kin give me a couple of cakes of yer
soap, mister. It's bully. I bought sonic
from yer in New York once hist winter.
an' I've been wishin' ter see yer for a
month, so that I could get some more."
Whew! Of course the man was mis-
taken, but I profited by his mistake to
the amount of 20 cents.
This sale started the crowd, and in less
than a minute I had sold nine cakes ol
This was doing pretty well, and I felt
encouraged, so I started to do the tricks
once more, but although I talked and |
talked I couldn't sell another cake, and j
as I perceived a blue-coated guardian of
the peace in tho distance I shut up my
box and moved further along the street.
I noticed that the man who nad bought 1
the two cakes of me at first was following [
me, and wondered at it, when just as i
was al>out to set up my stand again he
accosted me with: "Well, young fellar,
do ycr want ter keep me chasm' round
alter yer all night, after doin' you a iavor,
to get me money?" and he held out tho j
two cakes of soap I had sold him.
"Why, what do you mean?" I asked.
"I guess you must be new at de graft," |
he said; and then he went on to explain
Chat be was a street fakir himself, and as j
he was passing h« saw that I was having :
hard work to get the crqwd sturu-d buy
ing, and he thought to help me out by
making a pretense of buying some him
self. This, he told me, was a custom of ]
the fraternity, and said that, as a matter i
of course, it was customary to give the
money L-ick immediately.
I gave him his money back, and
thanded him for his help. I then re- j
l>eated my performance with the cards, j
th'j kid and the soap.
One old woman in the crowd occupied )
about five minutes of my ttme trying to ,
got me to sell her two cakes of soap for 15 ]
cents, but I held out for 20 cents, and
finally gut it.
I baa ijcen out loss than an hour and a
half when I was forced to sell the pack of j
cards with which I had b'jen doing tho :
tricks, as the other fourteen packs were '
all gone.. Then I tried to sell the soup
itsch'on its own merits, but no matter
how much I talked or how much I illus
trated on the small boy, I could not get
rid of another cake, not even at 5 cents a
cake, so dosing up my box I wended my I
way homeward. In the half hour I had ;
made 90 cents over and above my ex- !
penßes, and I had also proven to my own
satisfaction that there are people who will j
buy anything if it is talked up right.
Probably the most curious green house i
in the world is supported at Washington i
by the United .States Government. It is j
a hospital for diseased plants, but differs ;
from ordinary hospitals in that the in- i
juries aud disorders from which the
patients suffer have been purposely in- ,
dieted upon them by the doctors in order j
that the nature of the complaints may be ,
Studied and methods of curing them dis
The Department of Agriculture has j
agents in many different parts of the i
county whose business is to travel about '
and collect specimens of diseased plants. ;
These plants are promptly sent to Wash- |
ingtpn, with full particulars of the in
juries done and the extent of the depre
dations. Professor Galloway, who Jias '
charge of this department, upon receiv- I
ing a leaf or a twig exhibiting morbid!
symptoms, sell at work to discover what
sort of fungus is responsible for the mis
Nearly all disorders of plants are
caused by parasites, of which there are
50,000 known kinds, and it is not easy to
tell off hand, in any given case, just
which one is the destroyer. Often this
must be determined by a resort to the
Suppose the professor has received a
leaf affected by some mysterious disease
burning it brown. His experienced eye
at once detects the presence of a fungus,
lie breaks off a bit of tho leaf, and chops I
it up in distilled water. When the
water is filled with the germs he
takes a drop and lets it fall into
a tube which already contains a small
quantity of gelatinous substance called
"agar," derived from a Japanese fish.
This substance has previously been rid
of all germs by boiling, and the tube is
now tightly corked up again to prevent
the ingress of other germs.
The fungus germs find this agar most
nutritious food, and at once begin to feed
and multiply. If there is only one to be
gin with, it soon divides into two, and so
on until, it may be within a few hours,
there are billions.
To be certain that thase fungi caused the I
disease of the plant iv question, the Pro
fessor fishes a few of them out on the end
of a platinum needle and rubs them on a
healthy leaf of the same sort in his greon
house. If tho disease is reproduced in
the plant thus inocculated, he has found
the enemy. That is the first important
step; it only remains to discover some
thing that will kill the parasite without
injury to the infected plant.
Within the four years during which
Professor Galloway has been In chargo of
this department of vegetable pathology, |
much has been done. Twelve of the
fifty kinds of dangerous fungi that at
tack the grape have been treated with
success, and a cure has been discovered
for the fire-rot, which turns the
limbs of poar trees black and dead so
quickly. The germ of the potato rot, too,
has been identified, and means found of
fighting it cheaply, and effectively. The
same may be said 'of more than a dozen
other vegetable diseases.
Courtesy to Purchasers.
A citizen who has some old-fashioned
ideas of courtesy in business related the
following recent experiences to an In
diauapohs JWie.v reporter:
"A few days ago I called at one of tho
leading houses on Washington street to
make a small purchase. Upon pricing
the second article, the clerk said: 'You
handle these, don't you?' 'No,' was the
reply. Other articles of the same kind
were priced, aud theone was found which
suited me. As I was reaching for my
pocket-book I asked: 'How does your
price range on these?' pointing to a dif
ferent line of goods. The clerk replied,
" 'If you want to buy we will be glad
to sell to you- but we "don't propose to
price the whole store to you. You are a
I local dealer here In the city, and you '
i have been coining in every morning- for I
I a week, pricing our line of goods,' and so
saying he turned and walked away.
"I simply replied: 'You are mistaken
in your man,' and went elsewhere and
made my purchase.
"Soon after I visited a rival store on the
opposite side of the street. As I walked
toward the back of the store I heard
gentle footsteps come tripping up behind
me and a feminine voice saying: 'Ex
cuse me. but the crown of your hat is
slightly dented, sir.' I need" not say to
which store 1 will hereafter go to trade."
A LOST ADDRESS.
A Trinidad Ln.ly IVritoi to San Fran
cisco for It.
Mrs. Harriet McNamaraof 319 State Street,
TrlnldA'.l, Colorado, while visiting in Bi.
LonU last summer, did not saffer with her
usual sick headaches and Indigestion. But
upon her return to Trinidad her old trou
bles came upon her. It was not the SI
Louis climate that did to mach for ner.
The secret Is told in the following letter, re
ceived by Thomas Price A Son, the well
known assayers of 524 Sacramento Street,
San Francisco. Mrs. McNamara write*:—
"Three months since I wu visiting In
St. Louis, and obtained two bottles of Joy's
Vegetable Sarsaiarilla. It was of great relief •
to me in my headaches and Indigestion.
Bince my return to my home In Trinidad
I feel the need of it. and w I have lost the
address I wri te to yon to ask If you will not
kindly forward this letter to the proper
namber In San Francisco, and hare mm
•cm a taw tnor* bottle* of toil valuable
People having iued Joy's Vegetable Ban*.
parllla one* lend hundred! of miles to ret It
■Cila. as in the above tnstanc*.
An amusing incident happened a year
or two ago in the Civil Court in New Or
leans. The suit was one in damages
resulting from a collision between a
buggy and a milk-cart. The counsel for
the defendant argued for fully half an
hour to show that the buggy had struck !
the cart several minutes before the cart
had touched the bufegy. The judge, audi
ence, and members of the bar all laughed
and the counsel thought it strange.
Senator Squire of Washington has an
income of 910,000 a month. He owns a
great deal of real estate in Seattle.
SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-tTNTOK, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1891.—SIX PAGES.
"PAPA, MAMMA IS DEAD."
Heartrending Scene In a Saloon While
a Game of Poker was Played.
A party of men were sitting in the back
room of a West End saloon playing poker
n few nights ago. There were five in the
game, and the limit was fifty cents, made
small because the players were working
men who had dropped in to pass the
evening over beer and cards.
Things went on slowly for the first
hour, when the beer commenced to get
its work in, the winners shoving their
chips out more boldly, which made the
loser play more desperately.
So far the biggest loser was a red-faced
burly sort of a man, known as Jim Rob
ertson, who lives with his family not a
great distance from the stockyards. He
is a heavy drinker, and the more beer he
drank the more reckless he played and
the deeper he got into the hole. At the
loss of every pot he swore and cursed his
luck and the good luck of others.
The clock struck 10 when a thin-faced
boy of 10 or 12 years approached the table,
and, stepping up to Robertson, said:
"Pa, put wants you.'7
"All right; I'll be there soon," was the
gruff answer, and with that the boy left
and the grime went on. the players hardly
noticing ihe interruption.
Quick and often went the drinks and
livelier than ever went the chips. An
hour laterJtvro of the players were in the
hole to the extent of $s to $9 each, while
Jim was in deeper than any of them. The
winners were quite morry over their ln< k
and rushed the jackpots "with considera
ble vigor. Then, as the hands of the
clock were edging toward the midnight
hour, one of the players said:
"Let's play ten SQ-CStA jack-pots and
"That's me," said Jim; "I think I can
win out if you do."
"It's a go," echoed tho others.
Two red chips each, GO cents, 82 f»0 in
the pot and only 00 cents to draw. What
a temptation to the looser seeking to get
And the loser was in every pot, before
the di-.iw, after the draw, in everything
save in raking down the chips—that
pleasure wa.j lett to the winner only.
Five minutes to 12 o'clock, and now
comes the last pot.
"Ivjt's make this ?1 each ?"
"A dollar it is, and ;)l to open it."
"It's a go, with a hurrah."
And Jim opens the pot.
He is raised.
Perhaps it's only a blind to keep the
others out. If so, it doesn't work, as the
pol is too big, and the others drop in with
$2 each. Then Jim scans his hand like a
true Bpork looks at his chips, and, seeing
that ho only has two reds and a lew whitts
left, jjotis into his pocket and brings out
a V., the remainder of a twenty that he
had brought in early in the evening, his
whole week's earniugs, and with the
grace of an old-time winner, says :
"Play for three."
" Play for four," says the next, the
man who made the original raise.
The others concluded it best to drop
out. They were not in it. Shook hands.
Had no business there.
"Play for five," says Jim.
".Sis," says the other.
"Play for the balance in the bill," says
Jim, calling sight.
"Dou't want any," says Jack.
"Nor I. What have you got?"
"No good; ace-high Hush here."
"H and d !"
Just then a boy stepped up to tho table.
It was the same lad who had called
before, but his face was ghastly white
and his eyes were wet with tears. As he
came up he touched Robertson on the
shoulder, and, in a low voice, but heard
by everyone present, said:
"Papa, mamma is dead!"— Cincinnati
"What are your charges, doctor?"
"Three dollars a visit." "Well, we don't
want you to come on a visit, but just to
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CAUTION AGAIHST FBAUD.
TN THE MATTER -OK THE ESTATE OP
J. Thomas Harrigan, deceased, now pending
in the Probate Court, no final account has ever
been made nor no Snui settiement as yet.
MARGRKT HARRIGAN, eiecutrix and ad
NOTICE TO CREDITORS—ESTATE OF
MARY XICHOLL, deceased. Notice is
hereby given by the undersigned, J. W. KASE
BEK(i Administrator of the estate of MARY
NICHOLL, deceased, to the creditors of and
all persons having claims against said de
ceased, to exhibit them, with the necessary
affidavits or vouchers, within four months
after the first publication of this notice, to said
Administrator, at the office of Frank D. Ryan,
County Court-house, Sacramento, Cal., tho
same being the place for the transaction of
the business of said estate.
Dated January 24.1891.
J. W. IvASEBERG, Administrator.
Frakk D. Ryan, Attorney for Estate.
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rrJ^Sl^ukl PKfCC 9LOO.
CITY | LOTS
Lying East of Sacramento Avenue.
A LIMITED BnOMttEK OF LOTS WILL
BE SOLD AT
AT i O'CLOCK F». M.,
IX THAT LARGE STOREROOM,
No. 819 J Street,
Between Fifth and Sixth,
*3~ "Wo have secured this large and
spacious storeroom in the center of the
! city that all may attend, either rain or
THE ELECTRIC RAILWAY will be
running in front of these lots before the
day of sale.
THESE LOTS ARE BEAUTIFULLY
SITUATED, beintj from five to seven
feet higher than those sold at auction
three years ago.
COMMUNICATION •will be had with
the city every half hour by electric cars
through the day from 5:30 A. M. to 11
P. M., taking only 30 minutes to make
the trip to the depot
A BETTER OPPORTUNITY will nev
er be had to secure a cheap lot, as but
a few are offered and will be sold re
gardless of price.
After the sale the remainder will be
raised in price.
TERMS OF SALE:
One-fourth cash; deferred payments
in monthly installments of £10, with in
terest at 7 per cent, purchaser paying
taxes on lot
CONVEYANCES WILL BE IN AT
TENDANCE at our office on and after
February 9th, between 1 and 5 o'clock
P. M., to convey those who may wish to
view the lots free of charge.
For additional particulars apply to
EDWIN K. ALSIP & CO.
Real Estate and Insurance Agents,
No. 1015 Fourth Street, - <- Sacramento.
Installment x Sale!
OF EXCEPTIONALLY RICH
POSITI VEL V
f\NLY FOUR TO SIX BLOCKS DISTANT
\J from Oak Park, terminus of new electric
railway. Carefully consider low price and
$240 to $300 per Acre.
For the nest 30 days I shall ofl'er the above
tracts for sale on the following terms: Two
acre tracts, 850 cash, $10 per month till one
half purchase price is paid, when deed will be
given and mortgage, etc. Mortgage taken for
balance due. Interest, 7 per cent, net on de
terred payments. FiviMicre tracts, SI 25
cash, §25 per month. Ten-acre tracts, $250
cash, $50 per month.
J&f- Property shown free of charge.
TITLE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!
It Has Never Beeu I'rononneed Anv
Other parties having land for sale at
higher prices are, I liiul, endeavoring to in-
Uuencc buyers by making statements deroga
tory to said title. Parties purchasing property
would probably satisfy themselves from a
more reliable source.
m. j. dTllman,
305 J STRKET.
Residence, 1420 O street.
W. P. COLEMAN,
Real Estate Salesroom, 325 J st
<*>A CkC(\ WIU' RUY IGO ACRES TWO
O+.iK)U miles from Elk Grove. Good fruit
and grain land. 60S
rf>Q 7AA 160 ACRES IN EL DORADO
(JO. I UU. county, two miles from railroad
station; small vineyard and orchard; good
house and barn; 100 acres fenced. 653
Q[\ ACRES, NEAR LINCOLN, PLACER
OU county, $35 per acre; good land. 627
&7AA 20 ACRES, NEAR NEWCASTLE;
O J V\J. good fruit land. THIS IS A BAlt
GAIN; must be sold.
MONEY TO LOAN.
P. BOriL. E. A. CROUCH.
MILLS & HAWK,
Real Estate Agents,
301 J STREET, CORNER THIRD,
OFFER A SPLENDID PLACE FOR A
home almost In the city. Four acres, with
dwelling house, barn, sheds, etc.; windmill,
two wells; situate Thirty-second and T streets,
two blocks from Guthrie's Station, where one
can take steam cars, or five blocks from elec
tric street road; price, 82,200. This is an op
portunity to get a good home at a very low
Agency Union Insurance Company.
FTUIE NEWS OF THE WORLD 13 CON
JL Ulned In the WEEKLY UNION.
Ujoiel* atib $Leataixvani&.
GOLDEN EAGLE HOTEL,
Corner Seventh and X streets.
QTRICTLY FIRST-CLASS. FREE'BUS TO
Ikj and from the cars.
W. O. BOWERS, Proprietor.
Corner Seventh and X streets, Sacramento.
QTRICTLY FIRST-CLAKS. FREE 'BUS
O to and from thoCkre, B. B. BROWN for
iiierly of the State House Hotel, Proprietor.
mHE LEADING HOUSE OF SACRA-
L mento, Oil. Meals, 25 cents. WM. LAND,
Proprietor. Free 'Bus to and from hotel.
pHEAP FURNISHED ROOMS BY THE
\j day, week or mouth.
16-tf W.A^ASWELL, Proprietor.
THE SADDLE ROCK
Restaurant and Oyster House.
THIRST-CLASS HOUSE IN EVERY RE-
Jj spect. La'lies' dining-room separate. Open
a«y and night. BUiTCMANN & CARftA
GHER, Proprietors. No. 1019 Second street,
between J and X, Sacramento.
Corner X and Fifth sts., Sacramento.
/CENTRALLY LOCATED, AND CONVE
\j nieut to all places of amusement. Tbe best
family Hotel in the city. The table always
supplied with the best the market affords.
Street Cars from the depot pass the door every
five minutes. Meals, 25 cents.
C. F. SINGLETON. Proprietor.
PEOPLES SAYINGS BANK,
Sacramento City California
Guaranteed capital ?410,000
Paid up capital 225.500
Reserve and surplus 56,000
Term and ordinary deposits received. Divi
dends paid seml-annually. Money loaned on
real estate only.
«»-To encourage children and people of
limited means to save, deposits of §l will be
received and interest paid thereon. For
lurllier information address,
■W M. BECKMAJS, President.
Geo. W. Lorenz, Cashier.
natTonaTbinklf d. o. mills & co,
Sacramento, Cal. —Founded, 1850.
Saturday Hours 10 A. M. to 1 p. m.
Directors and Shareholders:
D. O. MILKS 1,r>38 Shares
EDGAR MILLS. President 1,538 Shares
S. PRENTISS SMITH, Vice-Pres. 250 Shares
FRANK MILLER, Cashier 351 Shares
C. F. DILLMAN, AssU Cashier.... 125 Shares
Other persons own 1,19b Shares
Capital and Surplus, $600,000.
43- Chrome Steel Safe Deposit Vault and
FARMERS' AND MECHANICS' SAVINGS BANK
Southwest Corner Fourth and J streets,
Guaranteed' Capital $500,000
JOANS MADE ON HEAL ESTATE. IN
j terest paid semi-aimually on Term and
B. U. STEINMAN .» President
EDWIN K. ALKIP Vice-President
Tl. D. WHITBECK Cashier
C. H. CUMMINGS Secretary
JAMES M. STEVENSON Surveyor
B. IT. Steinjian, Enwix K. amp,
C. H. Cummings, W. E. Teruy,
Sol. Rcxvon, James McNassek.
Jas. M. Stevenson.
And Safe Deposit Vaults,
Draws Drafts on Principal Cities of the World.
Saturday Hours, 10 A. M. to 1 P. M.
President N. D. RIDEOUT
Vice-President FRED'K COX
Assistant Cashier i.W. E. GERBER
C. W. Clarke, Jos. Steffens,
Geo. C. Perkins, Fked'k Cox,
N. D. Rideout, J. R. Watson,
W. E. Gekbek.
mHE OLDEST SAVINGS BANK IN THE
X city, corner of Fifth and J streets, Sacra
mento. Guaranteed capital, !f>5OO.O00; paid
up capital, cold coin, 9300.000: loans on real
estate in California, July 1.1890. $2,898,442;
term and ordinary deposits, July 1, 1890,
$2,709,394. Term and ordinary'depostts re
ceived. Dividends paid in January and July.
Money loaned upon real estate only. The
Bank docs exclusively a savings bank busi
ness. Information furnished upon applica
tion to W. P. COLEMAN, President.
Ed. R. Hamilton, Cashier.
322 Pine street, San Francisco.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, $1,000,000. SURPLUS, $250,000.
CHARLES CROCKER E. H. MILLER. JR.
R. C. WOOLWORTH President
W. E. BROWN Vice-President
W. H. CROCKER Cashier
J. FRANK TcLARkT
1017 and 1019 Fonnis street, Sacramento.
T^MBALMING A SPECIALTY.—GEORGE
£li H. CLARK, Funeral Director and County
Coroner. Telephone No. 134. ■
W. J. KAVANAUGH, Undertaker.
No. 513 J St., bet. Fifth and Sixth.
\ LWAYS ON HAND A I..ARGE ASSORT-
J\, ment of Metallic and Wooden Caskets.
Burial Cases, Coffins :ind Shrouds furnished.
Coffin orders will rfcCfivu prompt attention on
short notice and at the lowest rates. Office
open day and night.
Waterhouse & Lester,
Iron, Steel, Cumberjand Coal, Wagon
Lumber and Carriage Hardware,
700. 71 l,^l3,_7l_6_J_St., Sacramento.
S~ END THE WEEKLY UNION TO YOUR
friends In the East-
VT D. GOODELL AND F. H. SCHARDIN
JA . have associated themselves together as
Architects and Builders. Office, Pioneer Hall,
Seventh street, between J and X, Sacramento,
Cal. Consultation anil estimates made free of
MBS. MABIOK STIELINO, M. D.,
LATE LADY PRINCIPAL OF DUFFERIH
Medical College for Women, and Superin
tendent of Women's Hospitals and Dispen
saries In Northern British India. Diseases ot
women and children a sjiecialty. OFJTIC2S—
Roonx 7, Odd Fellows' Temple.
H. F. ROOT. ALEX. NKIUtOX. J. DHIS.COL.
ROOT. NEILSOIT & CO.,
UNION FOUNDRY-IRON AND BRAS 3
Founders and Machinists Front street,
. between N and O. Castings and machinery of
every description made to order.
D X TKASK"
T AWYER, FULTON BLocK, LOS AN-
I 1 geles, Cal. Attends to business in South
ern California for non-residentsandattorneys.
Practices in all courts. Letters promptly
CHARLES H. OATMAW,
A TTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW.
J\ Ortice—42o J street, Sacramento, Cal.
Notary Public; :
A L. HART.
A UTORNEY-AT-LAAV—OFFICE: SOUTH
west corner Fifth and J streets. Room*
THOMAS W. HUMPHREY,
A TTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW.
JrX. Southwest corner Seventh and J street*:
Notary Public. Collections. Sacramento, Cal.
F. F. TEBBETS.
DENTIST, 914 SIXTH ST., G&Z&Bfr
between I and .T, wesl t--.<\>--ffSSiS^SS^
opposite u -CGfjs3!r
DR W. C. REITH,~
DENTIST, LINDLEY BUILD-
m;.:. southeast corner ><-•-.■-gffISJJKKK
enth ami .) streets. ■SK'rairi-nra.flwjßgsHE
c. h. stephensohT"
DENTIST, CORNER SKV-^Rgra^
enth and .1 sir. its over Lv-tWrat 1' \
on's Diy Goods store.
w. r. strong~companyT
jPLlfal£a. Seed, Etc.
In Lots to Snlt.
CULTIVATED WHITE WILD OATS
And ALFALFA SEED in lots to suit.
W. H. WOOD & CO.,
Xos. 117 to 135 J Street, Sacramento.
S. GERSOiN & COT"
Fruit, Produce and Commission Merchants,
P. O. Box 170.
CURTIS BROS. & CO.,
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
Wholesale Dealers in Fruit acd Produce,
30S, 310, 313 X st., Sacramento.
Telcphone_37. Postoffice_Box 335.
EUGENE J. GREGORY. FRANK GKERORyT
GREGORY BROS. CO.,
CJUCCESBORS TO GREGORY, BARNES &
0 CO., Nos. 126 and 128 J St., Sacramento, '
wholesale dealers in Produce and Fruit. Full
stocks of Potatoes, Vegetables, Green and
Dried Fruits, Beans, Alfalfa, Bntter. Emre
Cheese, Poultry, Etc., always on hand. Or Jew
filled at LOWEST RATES.
Finest Lunch House in tbe City,
/CAPITAL ALE VAULTS, NAGELE <S
\j SVENSSON, Proprietors. Lunch from 11
a. m. to 2 P. K. Clam Chowder and Mussel
Soup every evening from 6 to 12 o'clock.
Finest brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
METROPOLITAN THEATER BUILDING,
423 X Street.
CHAMPAGNE, CIGARS, IJQUORS.
CONCORDIA BEER HALL,
Xo. 1021 Fourth Street.
IT AVING MADE EXTENSIVE IMPROVE-
J~L ment< the public are now cordially in
vited to a flrst-class resort. Sandwiches of all
kinds. Buffalo Beer on draught and in bot
tles. The finest Wines, Liquors and Cisars on.
hand. H.JCOHNE, Proprietor.
116-118 X Street, Front and Second,
TMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DE4.L*
X ers in Wines and Liquors. Agents for the
celebrated Pommery and Greno Cliampagne.
~m7~c ron an 7 -
230 X St., and 11OS-1110 Third St.,
TMPORTER AND WHOLESALE DEALER
_L in Fine Whiskies, Brandies and Cham
No. 417 X Street, Sacramento, Cal.,
TMPORTER AND WHOLESALE DEALER
1 in fine Whiskies, Brandies, Wines and
Liquors. Thanking my old friends and pa
trons for their former patronage, I solicit 1
continuance ot the same. All orders will bo
promptly and carefully tilled.
|£aUr<m& ©tntc battle,
January 19, 1891.
Trains Leave and are due to
Arrive at Sacramento.
LEAVE j TEAIITS BUB DAILY. ARRIVE
6:15 A; Calistoga and Napa 11:40 A
3:05 P Calistoga and Napa 8:40 P
12:50 A,...Ashland and Portland... 5:55 A
4:30 P Deming, El Paso and East 7:00 P
7:30 Pi Knights Landing _ 7:10 A
10:50 A! Los Angeles 9:35 A
and East —Second
12:05 Pj Class 2:25 A
(Central Atlantic Express
11:00 P; forOgden and East 8-15 A
3:00 P| Oroville 10:30 A
3:00 Pi.Red Blufl via Marysvllle.. 10:30 A
10:40 A Redding via Willows 4:00 P
2:25 A'Sau Francisco via Benicia 11:40 A,
6:15 A.San Francisco via Benicia 12:35 A
8:40 A.San Francisco via Benicia 10:40 P
3:05 1' San Francisco via Benicia 8:40 P
*10:00 A.San Francisco via steamer §6:00 A
10:50 A Saa Franco via Livermore 2:50 P
10:50 A San Jose 2:50 P
4:30 P Santa Barbara 9:35 A
6:15 A! Santa Rosa 11:40 A
3:05 P Santa Rosa 8:40 I 1
8:50 A Stockton and Gait 7:00 P
4:30 P Stockton and Gait 9:36 A
12:05 P Truckeeand Reno 2:25 A
11:00 P Truckeeand Reno 8:15 A
12:05 P Colfax 8:15 A
6:15 A Vallejo 11:40 A
3:05 P Vallejo t8:40 P
*6:35 A ...Folsom and Placerville... *2:40 P
-*3:10 P -Folsom and Placerville... *ll:3a A
♦Sunday excepted. -fSunday only. JMon
day excepted. A.—For morning. P.—For
RICHARD GRAY, Gen. Traffic Manager.
T. H. GOODMAN, General Passenger Agent.
FRIEND & TERRY
MAIN YARD AND OFFICE, 1810 SE(V
ond street. Branch Yard, comer Twelftlr