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THE LAND OF ORANGES,
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LW. DEMS, General Agent, 242 North Main St., Baker Block, or J.DeBARTH SHORB,PrestSan Gabriel Wine Co. P.O. address, San Gabriel, Cal
J. M. TIERNAJST, Local Agent, Shorb's Station. P.O. address, Alliambra, California.
j\m f»ld-Time Calif orn la and Mex
Those who are acquainted with the
customs of old Spanish towns in Califor
nia know what cascarones are, and arc
probably familiar with the ways of us
ing them and the additienal enjoyment
tbey lend to all dances where they are
need. To such of our readers who are not
well-posted in the matter we will
attempt to give a few words of explan
Tbe origin of the custom of easo.irone
breaking is probably -urrouuded with as
impenetrable a mystery as the identity
of tbe "man in the iron mask." It was
brought to California hy the early Span
ish families from Mcx co, and up to
within a few ye. is past, it was au at
tractive feature of every dance given
during a certain portion of the year.
Cascaroue season begins according lo
custom at 12 o'clock Christinas night,
and lasts until Ash Wednesday, and any
one of our old citizens can tell of the
grand times at cascaroue balls in the
"flash days" when the custom was at:
its height. Dauces were of almost
nightly occurrence then, nnd hundreds I
of dozens of cascarones wi re broken in
an evening, aud many a poor family
derived a handsome income from the
manufacture aid ade of cascarones.
They sold at a dollar per dozen in the
early tart of tbe evening and in the
"wee sma' hours" when the commodity
became scarce, nn ounce ot gold-dust has
been known tv be given for a single
Many interesting stories could be told
of the c iso.irone balls of the past, hut
only one will he mentioned, as an in
stance of the popularity of this peculiar
feature ot the halls On one occasion,
at a ball given at the residence of Dou
Joae Abrego, Pete Serrano, then a nm
ehacheco, was on hand selling cascar
ones. A gentleman approached and
asked what be would take for his cas
carones, "One dollar a dozen," was the
answer, "How many have you?" was
next inquired. "Forty dozen." All
right. I'll take them." Taking
the basket be started down the
hall, but had not taken a dozen steps
when he was surrounded by a number
of yonog ladies, and in a moment all
hands were diving into tbe busker,
coming ont with doiuhle hands) ill and
crashing them on his head, while he
manfully strove t > return a few of tbe
complimeots be received. Iv tive min
ute* not oue of the forty dozen casca
rones remained whole. The modus
operandi of cascurone making is very
simple, aud about as follows: Into
an empty eggshell—whole, except
for an opening in ono end
jnst large enouirb to remove
the original contents —is placed about a
teaspoonful of finely chopped paper of
various bright colors and gold tinsel,
then the opening is nearly closed by
pasting a piece of colored paper over it,
and then tbe cascaroue is all ready for
use. In Mexico, iv the good old times,
ijuando habia mucho oro.golddust mixed
with diamond dust was often used to
fill the eggshells at the swell fandangos
given by tbe old grandees. And
it is done occasionally now a days
by tome of the wealthy Dons who wish
tn do the thing up in style. Other
ways of tilling tbe shells was to use
perfumed powder, and sometimes rare
and costly perfumes were nsod. Very
often the shells were beautifully deco
rated and sometimes hand-painterl. |„
Monterey, before the decline of the cus
tom, the shells were often colored in
fanciful designs like Faster eggs,
and at other times tastefully dec
orated with different colois of paper.
Chopped paper and tinsel were usually
put in the shells, but on more than one
occasion gold dollar pieces were used—
one in each shell. Spiced candy was
often used, and sometimes powder and
perfumer/. Housewives religously save
the shells of all the egg, they use and
put tbem away until cascaroue season
In cascaroue breaking it is not neces
sary that oue should be acquainted, in
fact, it is a sort of "mashing" proceed
ing all through. The act of breaking a
cascarone on another's head is to be con
sidered a compliment by the recipient,
who is iv honor bound to return it at
the first opportunity. The proper way
to break them ii to crush the Bhell in
the band over the person's head, allow
ing its contents to fall on tbe head. Iv
the excitement of the amusement, how
ever, the shell is more frequently broken
on the head, regardless ot locality
or force used, and is oftentimes suggest
ive of anything but amiable feeling on
the part of the bestower. When the
ice is once broken by some adventurous
maiden or plucky man, the contagion
soon spreads, and iv a very short time
everybody is chasing around the room
'breaking cascarones indiscriminately,
and receiving them from all sides. These
mock battles usually occur between
dances. Years ago a sort of game
was played in tbe breaking of
cascarones. It was an object—
like in the old game of "tag"—to break
the last ott-caroue on another. The one
breaking the last wis allowed the priv
ilege of asking the other every time they
met, "How are my chickens' '' and the
other would be expected to give them a
present for the benefit of the chicken—
candy, etc., being usually given. This
was allowed to be kept up uutil the next
cascaroue dance, when the game was all
The English Party System.
But there comes iv a feature, a natu
ral but BOM the less a regrettable fea
ture, of the English party system. As
tbe object of the parly in opposition is
to turn out the party in power aud seat
itself in their place, every oppo
sition regards with the strongest preju
dice tbe measures proposed by a ruling
ministry. Cases sometimes occur where
these measures are so obviously necessa
ry, or so evidently approved by the na
tton, that ihe opposition accepts tbem.
But in general it scans tbem with a hos
tile eye. Human nature is human na
ture, aud when the defeat of a Govern
ment can be secured by defeating a Gov
ernment bill the temptation to the op
position to secure it is irrisistible. —
[New Princeton Review.
Family talk, Irish May Flower, at Drug
Silence profound: theu fiintly
Low throbbings In ihe air,
A presence holy, saintly,
Hushed voices breathing prayer,
A wavering light uncertain,
A soft glow spreading wide,
A dusky, sombre curtain
Drawn silently aside.
Pale rays of rare completeness
Far down tho sky's dim lawn.
Moist lips of rosy sweetness
Upraised to kiss the dawu
A sudden burst of rapture
From bird-throats swelling long,
Which echo elves recapture,
And Hood the earth with song.
A richer color showing
A Hush across the grey,
A deeper carmine flowing,
Night shadows rolled aw ay.
A gleam of polished silver,
A glow of burnished gold,
A liquid mass of spleudor,
A glory manifold.
A royal car suspended,
Hung swaying in the blue,
The graud coronation's ended,
Aud rose tints fade from view.
On, hutnau heart, grown tender
With thought beyond all speech,
This sunrise scene of splendor
No human art can reach:
Kevivea hope's blessed story,
Bids faith ascend on high
And vluw eternal glory,
Where rose tluta never die.
-Hose Hartwick Thorpe.
LOS ANGELES DAILY SERALD, FEBRUARYS, 1887.
A NEW, FIRST-CLASS GENTEEL FAMILY HOTEL,
Completed and Furnished in Elegant Style.
Ellis Avenue. Weil End of LtM Anifeles, near Flgueroa street.
WILL BE OPENED JANUARY 20. 1887.
fap-Arranßeirents have been made to furnish In this hotel a table superior In every
respect. Head vto receive quests January iO, 1887. Address
P .11 INS KATE HEKRICK,
j«U-lm P - °- X " x "
L.-H. WHITSON. JOHN WjntANCIS
for sale;by the
Chicago and California Land Co
$450 —1 Lot one block from Temple Street Cable Road.
$1125 —2 corner lots near Figueroa street; a bargain.
$800 to $1150 —10 beautiful building lots on Angeleno Heights; must be
seen to be appreciated.
$2100—Lot 50x150 on line of Temple Street Cable Road; terms easy.
$200 to $700 —10 lotH two blocks from Temple Street Cable Road; terms:
one-third cash, one-third in balance in two years; interest 8%.
$2500 each —:5 iota on Pearl street, near Tenth street, (10x155 to 20-foot
$0590 —S lots on corner Hope and Washington streets; east front.
$(»D0 —1 beautiful lot on Boyle Heights, (>oxlso to alley.
$5500 —10 lots in Pasadena, near Fair Oaks avenue.
$11,000 —111 acres; good house 0 rooms, barn, ebicken corral, windmill
and tank ; 400 orange trees, 14 years old ; s,'i acres vineyard, bearing; a
good variety of deciduous fruits; all under fence; will exchange for $5000 iv
city property—balance on long time; near Vernon school house.
$20,000 —.30acres on New Main street, near city limits; 20 acres in bear
ing vineyard; C acres in bearing fruits; best of soil; plenty of water for ir
rigation ; house, windmill, tank, etc.
ALSO OTHER PROPERTIES, 1 IMPROVED AND UNIMI'R()\ T.I),
TOO NUMEROUS TO MKNTION.
L. H. WHITSON & CO.,
3UJ.SOI'TII Sl'ltlM. STIIEET.
PACIFIC WAGON COMPANY!
| EM ER S ° N ~ bH E R
J. IR. McMAINTIS. Manager, 25 Aliso Street.
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Manufacturers of Doors
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No. 533 North Alameda Street
Mill and Lumljer Company,
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EASTERN OAK, ASH, HICKOBY,
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Meets every Friday evening at Masonic
Hall, WW S. Spring St. Visiting comrades
cordially Invited. J. M. GUINN,
8. C. BYMONDS, Adjutant. JeW lm
Los Angeles Lodge No. 2523, K. of H.
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every Wednesday evening at Old Masonic, Hall,
Spring street Visiting broth, m ate cordially in
vited to attend. H C. AUSTIN
SIC.NET CHAPTER IvU. 67, It. ML,
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soulo Hal), McDonald Block. So-'V' T/r
ourninrrC impanions lv good stand-
ng oordially invited. •*
J. B, MARTIN, H. P.
R. T. MULLARD, Secretary.
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at their Hall, "Eveuini; Express" Building,
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are cordially Invited.
W. T. BARNETT, Commander.
GEO. W. KNOX, Secretary.
L 0. 0. F.
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every Wednesday evening in Qood Ten plan'
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R. W. READY, N. G.
A. J. E. Furbish, Rec. Bec'y.
Los Angeles Council No. 11, Royal
and Solec Masters, F. & A. M.
Holds Its stated assemblies on the 4th Mon
day of each month at Masonlo Hall, at 7,30 p. a.
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: K. 8. Bki.l, Recorder.
K. OF P.
Trl-Color Lodge N0.96 meets every
Friday evening in Pythian Castle, /Vjfcftv
No. 24 Spring! treet. I f /3fc4a
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.SAAC 8. SMITH, K. of B. and B.
LOS AKCELES LODGE 55, A. d. U. W.
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held every Wednesday evening at A. O.
U. W. Hall, ChiMs' building, Main street.
Visitingbretberen cordially invited.
CHAS H. WHITE, M. W.
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Los Angeles Lodge No. 35, L0.0.F
■X REGULAR MEETING held on
*mwr Wednesday evening of each week
at 7.80 o'clook.
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Kr>. F. Pbaiso. R. B. JyM
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) Stated convocations on second MONDAY of oaoh
month, 7i r. v., at Masonlo Hall, Bpring St.
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