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FUIDAY, 1--KMUTAHY W, 1881.
Too IWan. Jegreis.
A middle aged lady, with a black alpaca j
dross, worn shiny at 1 lie elbows, and a cheap
shawl, and a cheap bound, and her hands
puckered up and blue, as though she had
just got her washing out, went into the
ollice of a prominent Mason a few mornings
since, and took a chair. She wiped her
nose, and the perspiration from her face on
a blue checked apron, and when the Mason
looked at her, with an interested, brotherly
look, as tho ,gh she was in trouble, she said,
" Are you the Boss Masoii?"
He blushed, told her he was a Mason,
but not the highest in the land. She hesi
tated a momeni, lingered the corner of her
apron, and curled it up like a boy speaking
a piece in school, and asked ;
" llave you taken the whole 2'YA degrees
of Mason ryV1'
The man laughed and told her there were
only thirty-three degrees, and that he had
only taken thirty-two. The other degree
could only be taken by a very few who were
recommended by the CJrand Lodge, and
they had to go to "New Y.ork to get the .'$3(1
degree. The lady studied a minute, unpin
ned the safety pin that held her shawl to
gether, and put it in her mouth, took along
breath and said :
" Where does my husband get the other
two hundred degrees then?"
The prominent mason said he guessed her
husband never got two hundred degrees,
unless he had a degree factory, lie said
he didn't understand the lady.
" Does my husband have to sit up with
a corpse three nights a week?" she asked,
her eyes Hashing (ire. " Do you keep a lot
of sick Masons on tap for my husband to
sit up with the other three nights?"
The prominent Mason said lie was thank
ful that few masons- died, and only occa
sionally was one sick enough to call for
Masonic assistance. When a Mason was
sick, and away from home, or when his
family desired it, the brethren Avere only
too glad to sit up with him, but there were
so many Masons, and so I'cav sick, that it
was only once in two or three months that
a brother was called upon to sit up with
anybody. " But why do you ask these
questions, madam," said the prominent
The woman picked the fringe of
shawl, hung her head down, and said.
""Well, my husband began to join
Masons about two years ago, and lie
been taking degrees or sitting up with peo
ple every night since, and he comes home
at all times of the night, smelling of beer
and cheese. J thought at first that the
cheese was the result of his going to the
morgue to help carry brother Masons home,
after they had been found in the river. lie
has come twice with the wrong pair of
drawers on, and when I asked him how it
was, he said it was a secret he could not re
veal under penalty of being shot with a
cannon. All he would bay was that he took
a degree. I have kept a little track of it,
and 1 figure that he has taken 233 degrees,
including the grand Sky Fugle degree,
which he took the night he came, home
with his lip cut, and his car hanging by a
" O, madam," said the prominent Mason,
" There is no Sky Fugle degree in Masonry.
Your husband has lied to you."
"That's Avhat T think," said she, as a
baleful light appeared in her eye. "lie
said he was taking the Sky Fugle degree,
and fell through the sky light. J had him
sewed up, and he was read' for more de
grees. After he had taken, I should think,
about a hundred and fifty degrees, I told
him J should think he would let up on it,
and put some potatoes in the cellar for
winter, but he said when a man once got
started on the degrees he had to take them
all, or he didn't amount to anything. One
time I wanted a bat to wear to church, with
a feather on, and lie said feathers were all
nonsense, and the next day he brought
home a leather case with a felt coal scuttle
in it, and a feather on it that couldn't have
cost less than ten dollars, the way T figure
millinery. And when he put it on, and I
aughed at his ridiculous
began to throw his arms around, and 1
asked him what was the matter, and he
said that was the grand hailing sign of dis
tress and if I didn't look out an avenger
would appear from a dark closet and run a
toad sticker through me for a scoffer. He
must have spent a fortune on the last
hundred and fifty degrees. One morning
ho came home with his coat tail split right
up his back, and his pants torn just as
though a dog had choAved him, and one eye
closed up, and a wad of hair pulled right
out of his head, and he said he had been
taking the '2001 h degree, but he wouldn't
tell me how it happened, because it Avas a
dead seed. Sometimes a brother Mason
comes home with him along in the niornim
tj KrJ .
and thev talk about a ' full Hush,' and thev
both act full as they stai d on the steps and
talk about their ' pat hands,' and ' raising
'em out,' and 'calling,' and 'bob tail Hush.'
One night Avhcn he was asleep, I heard him
whisper, 'T raise you ten dollars,' and when
1 asked him Avhat it meant, he said they
bad been raising a jnir.se for a poor widow.
Another time he raised up in bed, after he
had been asleep, and shouted, '1 stand iat,'
and when 1 asked him what he meant he
said he was ruined if 1 told of it. He said
he had spoken the pass word, and if the
brethren heard of it they would put him out
of the way, even as Morgan was put out of
the way. Mister, is ' 1 stand pat,' your
The Mason told her it was not. That
the words she had spolcens Ava an expression
used by men when playing draw poker, and
he added that he didn't believe her husband
Avas a Mason at all, but that he had been
lying to her all these years.
She sighed and said, " That's what I
thought when he came home with a lot of
ivory chips in his pocket. He said they
used them at the lodge to vote on candi
dates, and that a Avhitc chip elects and a
blue chip rejects a candidate. If you Avill
look the matter up and see if he has joined
the Masons, I will be obliged to you. He
says he has taken all the 233 degrees, and
uoav the boys want him to join the Knights
of Pythias. I want to get out an injunction
to" prevent him from joining anything else
until Ave get some under-clothcs for winter.
I'll tell you Avhat I Avill do. The next time
he says anything about Sky Fugle degrees,
and consistory nonsense, I will take a wash
board and make him think there is one
degree in Masonry that he has skipped, and
uoav good-bye. You have comforted me
greatly, and 1 Avill lay aAvake to-night till
my husband comes from the lodge with his
pat hand, and 1 Avill make him think he has
forgot his ante."
The lady went out to a grocery to biry
some bar soap, and the prominent Mason
resumed his business with a feeling that we
arc not all truly good, and there is cheating
going on all around.
A World's Fair.
"New York, January 7th. The Tribune
says editorially : It is the ambition of San
Francisco to have a Avorkl's fair,' and her
capitalists and business men have held a
meeting to arrange the preliminaries. It
must be admitted that with some drawbacks
San Francisco is, in many respects, avcII
)repared for enterprise of this nature. The
chief hindrance is the distance, but it may
be said that if the California railroads and
steamship companies are determined to assist
the projected world's fair, they can do much
toAvard banishing the most formidable objec
tion to it, and avc presume from the terms
of the despatch, these corporations were
represented at the meeeting, and that they
propose to interest themselves actively in
the undertaking. With such aid it may be
granted that the scheme is feasible, and if
San Francisco is someAvhat awkwardly
situated with regard to Europe, it must be
remembered that her location with regard
to the Orient and Australia is peculiarly
advantageous. But the distance over from
Europe has been greatly diminished of late
by the opening of the Southern Pacific. The
people of San Francisco, moreover, are
called ui)on to bestir themselves uoav that
the completion of the Northern Pacific
threatens not only their commerce with the
far Avestern terminus and States, but also
with Australia, China and Japan. There
ncA'er Avas a period in the history of California
Avhen some energetic, popular demonstration
of this was more needed. . In fact, even as
an advertisement of those splendid resources
which have hitherto failed to secure for the
Golden Stale anything like the pojmlation
required for her development, and with three
yearb of judicious and liberal drumming,
aided by a free exj)enditure in hospitalities
and well-organized management, there is no
reason why San Francisco should not secure
the "World's Fair," which will be alto
gether as profuse and splendid as that of
any other community, It Avould be unique
in many of its features, and of sj)ecial value
because of its suggestions and revelations.
In short, if the Oalifornians carry out this
undertaking with their
see no reason why it
and dash, we can
should not be as decided a success as its
most sanguine abvocates can expect or
desire, 8, IP, Fapcr.
C. MEIER & CO.
Oflor for Salo the Cargo of tho
JUST ARRIVED I
LIST OF MERCHANDISE,
Light Evpus Wagon",
K Top U.uringcB.
Coin. Wood Chair,
Finn Molasses Shocks,
Ire Chesty, Nos, 2, 3, nud 5,
I.obstei s, 11 b tns ; Bcan, 31 h Ins
'pi we Plank.
Hay Gutters, Nos. 1 , 2, & 3.
Fairbanks Scales -Nos. T,8,10& Uy,
Cenliifugal laning, 14 inch;
Conip. Nails, tjji, 1.14 inch.
Manila Coidngc, Audited:
IXculsior Matti esses,
Galvani.cd Fence Staples,
FARMERS BOILERS, 20 AND 25 GALLS,;
Sisal Hope, Assoitcd,
Dump 15.i i ows,
y. metal sheathing
10, 18, '.20, 22, 24 and 20 o.. ;
Hair Mattresses I
Giindstone-, Rubbci lloc,
Hide Poison, Birbcd
Vi'iic, Keliiicd lion,
ANNEALED FENCE WIRE,
Galvani.ed Screws and Wnshois.
CHEWING TOBACCO .
A NEW INVOICE OF
PACE'S PRIVATE STOCK
it.s just hi:i:k w.ci:ivi;n
597 lm b Fort Street.
u i,m: Aiiniv.u.s,
,7'."5 13siviels, ITi-esh
''nun riuioii-iyiiii ivpiittor of tho
WSm HEM CANDY FACTORY
desiies to infoini his pnlions and the pub
lie gencinlly llmt notwithstanding Hits
ucent DISASTROUS FIHE, has elected
A NEW FACTORY ami BAKERY,
On n much mnie Etcnslve Scale which
Is now in Ft l.i. Onni.vTiox, nnd which
will he in complete working older by an
Knily AuiMil or new Machinery nnd
Tools; and Is now again p.cpaied to
CHOICEST PURE CANDIES
nnd will always have on hiiiul his dell
clous Flush Made
VANILLA CHOCOLATE CREAMS,
RICH NUGAT IN BARS,
SUGAR ROASTED ALMONDS,
CREAM CANDIES of great vai Itly soi t
Gum Drops, and Gum Fruit
Of all dc-cilptions,. All thoo Home
Made Fieh and l'ute Confections, 1 tell
at o0 cents 1ER FOUND.
RICH WEDDING CAKE
Of the Finest Flavor, in all sizes always
on hand and ornamented In tho
most artistic btyle.
TMLIIoiTOE! XIJSS !
always fresh, as also
Home Made Mince Meat
for '.ale at CO cents per pound.
Will lecclvo per Consuelo the balance
of my new machinery of tho newest dc
signs loi mnnufactuung nil descriptions
of plain Candies; thanking the public
for pluvious libeial patronage and so.
licking a. continuance of same.
Very 1 cspcctfully,
F. IIORX ,
Pi iiclic.il Confectioner nnd Pastry Cook.
iiu: old bTAM). 71 Hotel street
P. 0. Bo. No. 75;. . . .-Telephone No. 74
COM TO LICK
You can or.r Tin: m:sr in town mow
X3C. -T. NOL,TE,
THE BEAVER SALOON,
WHERE YOU MEET EVERYBODY.
A Oup of Tea or Coffee!
AC AM IIonx-s,
and tin: finest iiuands of
Figaio, Flor de Cuba,
Coney Island, etc., etc., etc
N0LTE. N0LTE. NOLTE
A.S. CLEGIIOHN & CO.
Tin, Coptier and Sheet Iron Worker,
Plumber, Gab Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Ranges
of nil kinds.
Pluinbcis' fatock and metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
7? Chandeliers, Lamps, &c.
F. HORN, Pi.xctical Confectionoi,
Pastry Cook and J3nker.
No. 71 llotol st. Tolephor.'- 74.
DRY GOODS STORE
King Sticct, (Near Castle & Cooke's)
P. A. DIAS
Degs to infoini the public geneially
11, at lie has iceeived u choice lot of
Tiiidies' Undeiwcar, Stockings, Muslins,
Silks Satins, Kid Gloe, WorMed,
Itibbons, Slippers, &c, &c.,
Stockings Socks, Shoes, etc.,
and a line assortment of
Gouts and Boys Clothing'
Hats, Hoots, Shoo3, etc.,
All of which will he SOLD CIIKAFEH
than any other store in town.
1). M. CllOWl.V.Y. Iti 11A6T1I:.
CROWLEY & CO.
78 King Slrcol.
IMPORTED and HAWAIIAN
Eletrant Coverings and Trimmings.
"imistos" una "ciiAiii.i:Ji:"
' Not to be suipassed in
Durability, Comfort, and Price.
DAILY BULLETIN JOB PRlNTlNCr OFFICE
HUN of Lading
Hook Wi rk
II mi! Hill,
k OoiE I11ls1s
mwmv ' -mm..
:i lit n 1 ion Hook
AND EVERY DESCRIPTION OF
Plain and Ornamental Printing,
Executed with neatness and dispatch,
ScvcinlPALOKStTS from $50 unwinds
Any sized House furnished
On tho installment Plan
Ladle? Needle work mounted and up.
hoKteied, lestufl'cd and coveied in best
Style AT LOWEST HATES.
Remember : 78.King" Street
WILLIAM J. BRYSON,
And Sheet lion Worker. Tanks
and Coolcis made to ouler. Particular
attention paid to Ilcpair Work. Oiders
left nl It. Moote's Machine Shop, King
stieet, will he pioiuptly attended to.
APUKE, "WHOLESOME. HE
According to the Inchest and best modi.
Manufactoiy, : -. ; No. 13 Lililia St.1
P. O. Box, 370. Telephone, 281.
BSfAll oulcis receive piompt attention.
Yes, and we sell
Ak DLicrw iiK tlic Lowest I
and don't anybody forget it.
We sell New lledfoid Rope, and any
retailer knows how it will bold out in
We also have the mot vaiitd asr.ort
kept by any house this side of the Rocky
Mountains, shcIi as
Hemp and Manila Cordage, all t,'vc,
Ailcslun Well Horing Ropes,
Manila Ilawscw, Wire Rope,
Cotton and Hemp Duck and Twine,
Galvanized Marine Hiudwaie,
PAINTS AND OILS, .
Pure Copper Sheathing, 14, 10 & 18 oz
Yellow Metal and Nails, 14 to 28 07.
Copper Paint (Tarr & Wonsin's)
Whale Boats, Boat Stocks,
Gal. Boat Nails, nil kinds and sizes,
And 1001 other tilings too numerous
to mention Albo, agents for
Perry Davis' 1'ain Killer,
Brand & Pierce's Bomb Guns and
Bomb Lances, &o., &c.,
All of which we will sell at tho
890 ly A. W. 1'eirce & Co.
Horso Shoeing n specialty
A flrst-clnss man being specially engaged
for that woi k.
Ship and Wagon work faithful!)
Shop on the Esplanade, op. Hoppei's.201
California Redwood Oomp'y,
Ofllcps, 123 Gtorgo , Street, Edinburgh.
California Redwood Co.,
J00 California Stieet, . . Sin Francisco,
Eureka, Trinidad, Humboldt Co., Cal,
rpiIIS Company is prepnicd to contract
X for cargoes of California Redwood
lo bo shipped dhect fiom their mills nl
current maiket prices.
The Company w 111 load shipj, bent to
Ban Fnuicifcco or Humboldt Bay, or will
lurnUh cargoes, cost, freight nud Insur.
FALKNKll TUU.T. .fc nn Achilla
1 071 3m Han Francisco!
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