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frtf's 7W Point,
Manufacturers' Shoe Co.
J. T. Waterhouse, Queen St. Store.
Ilavilnnd China, plain and decorated, Glassware,
cut and engraved, Flower Globes, Baskets, Vases,
and a great variety of other useful and ornamental
articles. Expected to arrive shortly from Eng
land, four new patterns of finest Limoges China,
consisting of Dinner Waro, Tea Sots, Fish Sets, Bon
Bon Plates, Olive Trays, Salad & Ice Cream Sots,
etc. Beautiful line of Semi - Porcelain Waro,
plain and decorated. By Australia: Small lot of
Crown Milano Ware, something now for Honolulu.
This department is under the management of Mr.
Dimond, who will always bo found ready to show
goods and quote prices.
Groceries and Bottled Goods.
This department is filled to the ceiling with fresh, now goods,
such as Hams and Bacon (Cedar Bapids), Teas, Coffees, Sugar,
Spices, Soaps, Pearl Oil, etc. Bottled Goods in great variety, Eng
lish Pie Fruits, Loo & Perrin's genuine Worcester Sauce, Olives,
Catsups, sour and sweet Pickles, etc., etc. CANNED GOODS
for Soups, Table Fruits, Tomatoes, Corn, Peas, Asparagus, Chicken,
Turkey, Curried Oysters, Ox Tongue, Lunch Tongue. This de
partment is under the supervision of that gonial and well known
salesman, S. J. Salter.
This heading covers a multitude of articles, and means everything
from a knitting needle to a plow, but wo have them all in stock, you
don't have to wait a month for the goods to come from the Coast.
If you don't boliovo it, call and see for yourself. Mr. Henry or J.
T. Waterhouse, Jr., will always be found at the Queen St. Store,
and will give you the attention your patronage desorvos.
No. 10 Store,
on Fort Street is keopt open solely for the accom
modation of our customers who do not wish to como
as far down town as Queon St. A great variety of
goods is constantly kept in stockj such as dressed
and undressed Kid Gloves, Gauntlets, Mitts, ote.
Figured Silks and Satins, India and Surah Silks, all
shades, Beal Lace, Hdkfs., Lace- Curtains, White
& Ecru, Down Pillows, all sizes, Leather Goods of
Now Designs, and Toys from a Jumping Jack to a
Velocipede. No. 10 Store is under tho manage
ment of Messrs. Jordan and Murphy, who under
stand their business thoroughly.
don, Bays a writer In tho Richmond
Dispatch, 1 cauio across a woll-exe-
, cutod photogravure representing
Capt. Martin Van Huron Hates, tho
I "Kentucky Giant," and his formor
wife. This recalls to mind tho now
i almost forgotten giant and giantess,
who gaiuod such notoriety back in
i tho '70's, not only in America, but in
Euro no also, and thinking that a
sketch of theso characters of "goner-
I one proportions" would bo accept-
ahlo to roaders of tho Dispatch I
will record such facts in regard to
j them as I havo obtained.
i Martin Van Ruren Hates wan born
in tho year 18-17 in Letchor county,
Kentucky, ouo oi tne mountain
counties of tho oastoru part of tho
state. lie was remarkably largo
whon a child, and his growth was
something phenomenal, his height
on his olevonth birthday boing six
feet, aud his woight about 170
pounds. Ho was an awkward sort
of n country boy, and attended tho
"deostrict schools" on the Kentucky
river in winter. It is said that ho
was a dull student aud gave tho old
time teachers who taught in tho log
schoolhoupo in that section consider
able trouble in teaching him tho "A,
11, C's." In 18(31, when Martin was
fourteen years old, ho became a pri
vate in tho Third Kentucky infantry
of tho confederate army, aud was
promoted to tho captaincy at 10.
lie distinguished himself in sevoral
battles, and was severely wounded
while in tho service. When ho was
21 yoars old his height was a littlo
short of eight feet, and his weight
was nearly 100 pounds. Ilia father
was a man of more thau ordinary
stature, his height being about six
feet 2 inches, but his mother was
not larger than the average woman.
Ills three brothers were each about
six feet aud rather heavily built.
In 1870 Dates made a tour through
England, where ho was exhibited to
admiring crowds. During this tour
pamphlets were sold throughout
that country setting forth his ex
ploits in tho civil war, illustrated by
wood cuts representing the giant
with an enormous sword, tho conter
of a miscellaneous whirl of loose
arms, legs, heads, and odd joints,
doing tremendous execution among
his enemies. "While on this tour he
met Miss Anna II. Swan, the "Nova
Scotia Giantess," who was only au
inch or less in height thau himself,
aud who tipped the beam at about
his own figures. They became ac
quainted aud wero married a year or
For several years aftor their mar
riuge they were on exhibition in
various parts of Europe and Amer
ica, and after gaiuiug a competency
they suttled down to private life on
a farm near Seville, in Medina coun
ty, Ohio, where tho captain still re
sides, having survived his wife, who
died four or live years ago.
On this farm he had a dwelling
erected, of which it was a dillicult
matter to convey au adoquate idea
of Its proportions. The doors in
this dwelling are ten feet high, width
in proportion, and the door-knobs
are nearly as high as au average
mau's head. Tho bed chamber is on
the ground floor in the main build
iug. Tho couch upon which tho big
couple slept was made expressly for
them, and it is said to b a curiosity
to look at It is ten feet long, width
iu proportion, and nearly twice as
high as a common bed. Tho magni
ficent dressing case is said to be a
huge affair, with a glass upon it
nearly as largo as the Bide of a house.
It is said to nave beeu au aston
ishing sight to Hoe this big couple
out for a drive, the wheels of their
ponderous carriage reaching almost
to the second story of a house. It
was drawn by six stout Norniau
Capt. iia tea was a familiar figure
iu this vicinity twenty-five years ago,
and your correspondent whon a
small boy raw him riding upon the
road on the back of a large sized
horse, aud he remembers wouderiug
how the horse could carry such a
ponderous weight upon his back.
1 have been told that the captain
has married agaiu since the death of
liiH first wife and that ho wedded a
SONGS OF ALL NATIONS.
A Unique Recital by a Young
Woman of San Francisco.
Offer to the trade on tho most liberal terms their large
and varied stock of Dry and Fancy Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Hats, Shawls, Clothing, Saddlery, etc., etc.,
Furniture and Hardware, Bags, Bagging, Building
Material, Crockery and Glassware, Groceries, Wines,
Liquors, etc., etc.
for Golden Gate Flour,
Flour, Merchant Flour
Sperry's Flour, Diamond
Fort and Queen Streets.
Henry May & Co.
low in K
brands of TEA:
inako a specialty f the foil
Ceylon, Flowery Oranjie, Pekoe, iu 5 lb
Asam Primrose, in 25 lb. boxes.
English Breakfast Congo, 5 lb. boxes.
Shilling's Blossom, 1 lb. canisters.
Comet Oolong, 15 and HO lb.
Silver State Oolong, 18 and 3G lb. boxes.
Formosa Oolong, 5 lb. boxes.
Japan, uncolored, 5 11). boxes.
China, different grades in Chests.
SHORTLY EXPECTED : CHOICE KON A TEAS.
CO V FEE:
Old Selected, iu bags of 100 lbs.
Fine Selected, one year old,
bags of 100 lbs.
K5fc- Cofieo roasted and ground daily,
tijiii i-i "-$' f $ M' f-i i $ '
bogs to inform his
patrons and tho
that he has moved the entire stock of shoes out of tho corner
store, and lias placed au entire new stock of tho following goods
on the shelves: A now line throughout of the celebrated Stetson
Hats, all sizes and of tho very latest block ; Wilson Bros.'
Neckwear; Jaeger's sanitary Underwear, etc., iu fact a com
plete lino of Gents' Furnishings of tho best quality and the
latest stylos. Steamer Trunks, Valises, Hand Bags, etc.
Straw Hats and C j. I MM I i tSi
liannei Suits t ort ana merchant Sts.
V MARK M
The undersigned has just received
direct from the manufacturers in Ire
land a fine assortment of new goods,
consisting of Ladies' Embroidered Hand
kerchiefs, Tea Cloths, Sideboard Cloths,
Linen Damask Sets of the Celebrated
Shamrock Linens, Etc., Etc., all of which
suitable for Christmas Presents.
W. C Sproull.
J. T. Waterhouse, No. 10 Store.
A unique recital of comparative
fong was given in Now York lately
by Miss Viva Cummins of San Fran
cisco at the new school of opera and
oratorio. Miss Cummins is tho
daughter of Mrs, Ella Sterling Cum
mins, who was one of tho California
commissioners to the World's Fair
at Chicago. She is only 17 yean
old, but she siugs uativo aira from
The philological traits of tho
youuir lady are inherited. Her
father, a California lawyer, was pro
ficient in many different tongues.
This eveuiug Miss Cummius sang,
Hungarian airs, Hindoo love songs,
Sanscrit chat, Ciugalosa melody,
Borne Javaueso love songs, Bedouin
aud Egyptian love sougs, lh.
Mohammedau call to prayer and an
Arabian song called "Ya Ter al
Barnaul," with au Egyptian drum
accompauimeut. The moat in Urn
eating songs were the characteristic
airs of tho Zuni, Sioux aud Mexican
ludiaus. Tho singer was appro
priately costumed iu native dress
for eacli song. Miss Cummiua has a
clear, strong voice, aud in her rendi
tion of the songs which she learned
from uativos at the World's Fair the
exhibited great versatility.
At Williams' Studio are to bo soon
Portraits on Watch Dials, which ho
is making a specialty of. Lantern
Slides for lecture by the set' or
Desiring to reduce our large stock
we ofter for otto
following prices :
mouth, beginning December 1st, our entire stock, at" the
Men's Seamless Socks, 10 & 15c. per pair.
41 Heavy Undershirts, 25c. or 5 for 1.
Gaiter Shoes, fine finish, $1.50 per pair.
Silk Handkerchiefs, all sizes, 15 to 50c.
Good Huck Towels, 3 for 25c.
Men's Blue Sorgo Suits, reduced from 7.50
Men's Black Diagonal Suits, reduced from
311.00 to $8.00.
Ladies' Kid Slippers, 75e. Worth $1.25.
Ladies' Button Shoes, in great variety, from
Brown Cotton, 21 yards $r.00.
Brown Cotton, heavy, 3(5 inches wide, 13
Bleached 10-4 Sheeting, 25c. per yard.
Bluo Deniino, 7 yards $1.00.
Whito Cotton, soft finish, 36 inches wide, 13
Farwell White Cotton, 3fi inches wide, 9c.
Ladies' Fast Black Stainless-Hose, 20o.-pei
pair, $2.00 por dozen pairs.
Men's Fast Black Stainless Socks, 20c. por
pair, $2.00 por dozen pairs.
Men's Whito Unlaundored Shirts, Lineu
Como early and avoid the rush, and remember: these prices hold good for one month only.
Nuuauu Street, one Door maoka of Kiig Stmt
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