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A Possible Hegira of Australian
The Belmont Bale-Trial of Its Two-Year-Olds.
Colonel Xarn;s Did Hot Know It
All— Staiting Troub'ei.
Two Australian book-makers arrived from
the Antipodes last Saturday on the steamer
Mariposa to take a look at the racing pros
pects of America next season. It is be
lieved by many who are posted on the
Australian race-track betting proposition
that if the new arrivals find things O X
their reports home will induce quite a hegira
of "bocikies" from the land of the kangaroo
to the roosting-place of the eagle.
AX EDUCATED TUBLIC.
According to reports the Australian pub
lic is getting what Is vulgarly kuown as "too
fly." They know as much as the "bookies,"
consequently they want a finger in the pie
themselves and are as anxious now to buy
the odds as they were before to take them.
With ten "bookies" to one backer there is
not much money to be made. When to lay
the odds is inconvenient mauy of the former
backers who formerly played every race, to
the vast joy and financial increase of the
"hookies," now wait and wait and wait
until the real good thin? turns up and then
they "plug" It much to their benefit. This
the "bookies" of Australia do not like and
they are casting about for new fields, where
the backers are legions strong and the
"bookies" comparatively in a strong mi
HOT FINANCIAL PASTURES.
American racing is always well bet on,
witness that even now at the midwinter
*now and slush races of the Guttenbergand
Clifton tracks, as many ns seventy-five
book-makers find daily remunerative busi
ness. The Arherian public bets more
recklessly than the Australian, and this
plunging is what the recent arrivals, when
they are assured of the fact, will be pleased,
with the aid of more of their friends, to
Tliere is also something a little deeper
down that may have some connection with
the recent arrivals. The Legislature meets
early next January, and the statesmen have
already announced that they will take ac
tion adverse to the further keeping open of
the local pool-rooms. Action by the last
Legislature was staved off by "Boss"
Buckley and a purse of $10,000 furnished
by the book-makers. As San Francisco Is
much too rich a betting field to abandon,
an outlet for the (.resent desire to bet daily
on races will be provided. Anil this can
only be dnno by having a race-track near
the city, where ruling nay be hud either
daily or tri-weekly, if r t oftener. It
would suit thalocal book-makers much bet
ter to make books on races run on tracks
F^ere than on the Eastern events, for then
they would not have the present enormous
expense of telegraph bills, room-rent, etc.,
to pay. Also would the public have a
fairer chance for their money by actually
seeing the horses run than by guessing sim
ply ou blackboard chuik marks.
BUKBWXI JOE THOMPSON*.
Joe Thompson, the Australian Leviathan
bockmnker is one of the shrewdest of the
shrewd. If the Australian betting market
is as good now as it was in the past, why
should he have abandoned it for the pur
pose of building ar.d conducting a race
track in San Francisco? Thompson ig not
as young as he was, and in making the
change from Australia to this country, he
must have had strong incentives to leave his
e-tnblished home iv the Antipodes. Should
Thompson's pi ns succeed, and the new
race-track be built, quite a number of Aus
tralian "'bookies" may coma here to do
In connection with these latter possibili
ties, the following clipping from the Horse
man i^ nf interest:
"F. Bidgewav Griffith, Secretary of the
South Jersey Jockey Club, has resigned his
position in order to go to California in the
interests of Joe Thompson, the Australian
book-r.iaker, who wants a new race-track at
Pan Francisco. Prior to his connection with
the South Jersey Jockey Club Mr. Griffith
conducted the racing department of the
THE BELMONT SALE.
The sale of the great Belmont stable will
take place next Saturday at Babylon, L. I.
Only the horses in training and yearlings
will be offered at auction, the breeding stock
being kept back for sale early next year.
The following is the complete list of those
to be offered :
Kaceland (5), by Billet ; winner of 28 races.
Prince Boyal (5), by Kingfisher; winner of
ISraces. St. CRrlo (:«, by St. Blaise ; winner
of the Great American stakes, etc. ; Magnate
(:'.), by 111-Used; winner of Algeria stakes,
etc. Potomac (2), by St. Blaise; winner of
the Futurity, etc.; St. Charles (21, by St.
Blaise; winner of the Juvenile stakes.
Masher (2), by 111-Used; second for the Fu-'
turity. La Tosca (2), by St. Blaisa; winner
of four stake races. Flavia (_'), by St. Blaise-
Flavina; a winner. Beauty (2), by St. Blaise-
Bella ; a winner.
Alliance, eh. c. by 111-Used-Affinltv, by
Kingfisher. Bellissima, b. f., by 111-Used-
Betto, by Fiddlesticks. Captive, b. c.
(brother to Amazon), by 111-Used. Fidelio
b. c (brother to- Fides), By 111-used. Ingot,
b. c, by 111-Used-Simple Gold, by Bullion.
Mangolia, b. f. (sister to Magnetize, Mag
nate and Masher). His Highness, b. c.
(half-brother to Prince Koyal and Her High
ness. Regina, eh. f., by 111-Used-Royalty,
by Monarchist. Tarantella, b. f., by 111-
U sed-Tarbouche. Caliph, b. c. (brother to
Padisha), by St. Blaise. St. Carolus, eh. c.
(brother to St. Carlo), by St. Blaise. St.
Felix, __ c, by St. Blaise-Felicia, by 11l-
Used. St. Florian, eh. c by St. Blaise-Fen
f. llet, by Kingfisher. St. Mark, br. c. (half,
brother to Ambulance), by SL Blaise. Bel
Demonio, imp. br. c, by English Uncas-
Belladonna. Kins* Cadmus, b. c. (brother to
King Crab), by Kingfisher. Victory, imp.
b. c. by Brag-Viola, by Kisber. Schuylkil,
eh. c. (brother to Potomac), by St. Blaise.
Potomac's engagements, which hold good,
are the Realization stakes anil American
-Derby. Masher is iv tbe Realization alone.
The yearlings are all in the great trials
and fue diy stakes of ls'.'l. and all but St.
Felix, St. Florian and St. Mark in the Fu
turity of next year as well, while Fidelio,
Magnolia, His Highness, St. Carolus and
Victory are also in the Realization of 1802.
On September 20th at the home farm, with
ICO pounds in the saddle, and on September
22d, with 118 and 120 pounds, the following
trials were, made at three furlongs:
iix! '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. '.'..
In 0.-toher, with from US to 120 pounds
up, the following were tried at half a niilß:
,St. Florian, 51 seconds; Fidelio, BI %: Mag
nolia, 51.4; St. Felix and St. Carolus, 52;
Alliance, 52J4: Calipli, 52' < 4. The perform
ance of St. Florian is the best in the history
of th« nursery trark.
13. C. Holly has engaged Dave Eisnman,
the well-known pool-seller, to conduct the
talc of his trotting stock at Valleio on Janu
ary 7th next
YOSEMITE'S III" ill EATING.
Billy Douathan, the traiuer of the West
ern division of the Hearst stable, thinks that
th« two-year-old colt Yosemite was the best
—tTDise East at the close of the present season.
He believes' Yosemite can beat Potomac.
Douathan says his coit can go one mile or
ten sprint or stay, and that he will train on.
Yosemite showed up so well in his last
races that Albert Cooper, who trains the
main Hearst stable, kept him Fast, and
I ii.ii 't hau did not bring bim back to Cali
fornia with the rest of the Western string.
Yosemite ia by Hyder Ali, out of Nellie
C, a sister to Fred Collier, Hto was bred at
the Hearst San Simeon ranch. At the first
spring racing this year, the San Jose meet
iug, the- Hearst stable was pfeseut, with Yo
semite among the number.
CONBIDEBED A GOOD ONE.
Although he did not start there, bis work
was so good and hi.- general aupearnuc so
taking that in the turf reports of The Call
lie was very highly praised and tbe belief
expressed that be was the best Coast two
year-old of the year. A brilliant future was
predicted for him. Yosemite started al the
sprir g meeting of the Blood Horse Associa
tion ut the Bay District Track, bot worn out
by repeated falsi starts and handicapped
by not gettine off well, was never protni
neut in the race. The stable thought well
of him then and believed he would win
easily. Yosemite shows tbe typical marks
of the Hyder AU family very distinctly, the
gray hairs at the root of the tall being re
There bas been so much complaint about
the starting of William Lukoland at tbe
Jfevr Jersey winter races, tbat he tendered
liis resignation, which was accepted. Tbe
managers are receiving many suggestions
on the best methods of atartinit, among one
of which is the following from 11. Hyde of
Let It be supposed there are a dozen horses In
a race. Lach owner or trainer should go lo the
post witli his boi-o and take him by the bead.
Ihe ho: ses are drawn up in Hue across th ■ ti acK
miy yards above ihe siarier. When in live a
drum io be tapped, and every man uot letting
bis horse loose when the drum is lapped to be
nned. If the horses are lv good position when
lliey reach the starter then the starter lo drop
his flag. If not, tne boises to return lo their
positions aud another ellorl to be made. This Is
io be continued until a fair start Is had.
To this a trainer objects as follows:
How does Mr. Hyde suppose that a trainer,
haviug hold ot Ins horse and looking to bim. Is
going tn escape bei in.' kicked? A horse would
soouer kick a man than another horse. Polo
Jim, who has had mmc experieuce In holding
horses at tbe post tnaii any man, knows this,
and lias sense enough to keep well out of the
way when he has b;en deputed by the starter io
bold one. lie knows the probable cousequeuces
if he does not.
It will probably be remembered by local
race-goers that P. A. Fitiigun, Treasurer of
the blood-horse Association, tried the piau
of starting the fields from open canvas
stalls, but it failed to prove a success.
Dr. C. W. Aby. Superintendent of the
Guenoc Stud Farm, was in attendance at the
thoroughbred sales at .Lexington last week,
and purchased the ell h Glen Fortune by
Prince Charlie or Glenelg, out of Misfortune
by Gilroy. The horse is 5 years old. Keiue
d Or, own sister to Chaos, G years old, was
sold for $2000, the purchaser being Thomas
McDowell, of Lexington. We regret that
Mr. Gebhard did uot secure this mare for
A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS.
P. C. Kellogg, the well-known horse auc
tioneer of New York, recently visited the
Coast aud made arrangements to conduct,
as in the past, the sprin. sales of the local
trottiug-brerdeis. Mr. Kollogg is most suc
cessful in Ins efforts, but his commission of
10 per cent is thought by the breeders here
too high, especially as they are also charged
with the expeuses of cataloguing and ad
vertising. It is possible that in IBiW the
breeders may combine to reduce the ex
penses. Mr. Kellogg's coniiuisMons this
year ou sales alone were over §100,000.
"WAS NOT SMART EXOUlin.
The racing season is virtually over, and
around Iho fire iv winter quarters the boys
are telling yarns of the spring and summer
past and other years as well that have come
and gone. Colonel \V. S. Barnes had just
remarked how ill-fortuno followed him like
a grim shadow in liis effort to win the Ken
tucky Derby with Blue Wiug and Gallifet,
the latter's deleat being attributed to setting
the pace, while the former '"would have won
in a walk," said the Colonel, "had Garrison
kept him straight in the run in."
"Speaking of good things," spoke up a
veteran, whose name if mentioned would
suggest many past escapades on the quarter
stretch of both g> od and bud savor, "one of
the best thiugs I ever had in my life slipped
away from me at Saratoga a few years a^o.
It was hearing the close of the racing there,
and I wanted to cutue West with enougli to
spend a good fall and winter comfortably,
and to do this I had a stake ol S 1 ">0 to start oh.
1 told a friend of my financial condition, ami
he said he would have something good to
give me in a day or two it 1 would wait till
it turned up. I could play my limit and
reap a harvest. A day or two passed ami
he came to nic and toid me the race wns on,
and it was a steeplechase, the last event on
the card. One of the beat junipers in the
country was a hot favorite, and the race
l.oked like a certainty for him lo win, and,
to my surprise, my Iriend named a horse to
beat him that had not won a race lv two
years, and, iv fact, at his very best was a
very uuderato performer. Vv'hen he told
me to go broke on ihis horse I could uot
help but smile at his nerve iv giving me
such a tip, but when the race came on I
walked slowly down to the helling ring and
thought 1 would see how the land laid. The
hookies were just putting up the odds, and
they quickly marked IS! to 1 against the
cinch my friend bad given me. While
standing there looking up at < the
boards as in a reverie, my friend
again passed by, and mnlgiug me, reached
over and whispered: ' ( Jo ou and do as I
tell you— it is a good thing.' 1 studied a
moment longer, and then concluded i would
play the sale plan and stake my SloO on me
horse for a place at Gto 1. This I did, and
my ticket was hardly safely iv my hand
when the price commenced to go down
against the horse, but still so worthless was
he in the estimation of the book-makers
that, in spite of a ton of money being bet on
him, the post price against bun was as good
as Bto 1. The race was run, and, as 1 ex
pected, the favorite won by nearly a fur
long, but the old plug— my friend's cinch—
managed, after a desperate finish, to earn
the honors of a place. My>£loo had increased
to S'JOO, and 1 rubbed my hands in glee not
only ou account of winning ago id stake,
but as a congratulation ta my good judg
ment in going on tbe sale plan and play
ing the horse for a place. On mv way
to the netting ring where f was going to
turn my ticket into money, 1 passed by the
reporters' stand, and heard one of them say
to another scribe: 'Look; there is going to
be a foul claimed.' I glanced up in the
judges' stand and there, with those officials,
was the jockey of my horse, while standing
on the steps wailing his turn, was the rider
of the winner. Both quickly had their say,
and then, after the usual consultation, one
of the judges stepped to the front of the
stand and announced that the winner was
disqualified for going the wrong course, and
they gave the race to the old plug I played
for a place. Tho conceit was knocked out
of nic, and I realized I was a sucker, us 1
knew the thing was cut and dried for the
winner to go the wrong course, and my
friend was onto the game. Instead of $900
I should have won &3000, bull have since
concluded the lesson 1 learned balanced the
account, as 1 found out there aro a few peo
ple in this world a shade smarter than 1 am,
although up to this experience I had always
doubted that fact."— Cincinnati Enquirer.
GOULI) REACHING OUT.
The Gor.ld hold on the earth is very
strong, and there is not much of it of a de
sirable nature that they have not an interest
in. So far the turf has escaped capture, but
recent Eastcru turf journals strongly hint
that Gould's youngest son has expressed a
desire to purchase the most desirable of the
horses in training and yearlings at the com
ing Belmont sale. Should Mr. Gould Jr. in
vest in horseflesh lor racing purposes, ho
may find the speculation less profitable than
AN EASTEH.Y COMMENT.
The Horseman says: Jockey Xarvice,
whose amateurish riding for the Undine
Stable while East evoked considerable com
ment, has been in trouble in Frisco. He was
brought before the Investigating Committee
of the Blood-horse Association to answer
charges of crooked iiding made hy a daily
newspaper, the managing editor and turi re
porter of which also appeared before the
committee. The reporter gave the dates of
New York da ly and weekly newspapers
which contained charges of fraud against
the jockey when he rode Itaeine on October
lO'.h. Witnesses testified to Xarvice's hon
esty and integrity, and the jockey himself
declared thai he had lost SM on the race
which he was charged with selling out. The
meeting adjourued without any action hav
iug been taken.
Andy McDowell is said by his friends to
be shaping up some rare youngsters, and a
few of the campaigners on the Daly ranch
in Montana. He speaks in exceptionally
glowing terms of Guy Wilkes -Manon
youngsters, tiie two-year-old chestnut filly
having already trotted a mile in handy style
in 2:34, while the black yearling stepped a
quarter in 40 seconds with little or no hand
ling. It is also hinted that there is a phe
nomenal green pacer being worked to knock
the shiueoulof Cricket and the other cracks,
including Yolo Maid.
The Pacific Coast Blood-horse Association
will hold their members' annual meetinc
early In January. Owing ty business en
gagements, Mr. Lathrop has expressed his
determination to resign all active part in the
association, and a new President will have
to be elected. Whom it will be uo one
seems to know. James V. Coleman, M. F.
Tarpey and fl. I. Thornton have all been
suggested, and any one of these gentlemen
would fill the position acceptably.
The Institution Inspected by the Hoard
The Director's of the "Veterans' Home at
Yountville yesterday made their monthly
inspection of the institution. The inspection
was principally of the new hospital build
ing, whicli has recently been completed,
though other departments of the home were
carefully inspected and everything found in
a satisfactory condition. Excavating for
the new reservoir has been finished, the ca
pacity of which will be about 200,000 gallons,
and it is intended to have the same ready
for service by January Ist, The Home has
at present 255 inmates.
Skipped From Trouble.
A well-dressed man who was driving on
Golden Gate avenue, near Van Ness, Satur
day afternoon, ran foul of a milk-cart,
smashed the hind wheel of his rig and was
thrown out. He skipped away in a lively
manner, and Police Officer Callinan took
charge of the horse and rig and left them
where the owner could readily recover
Neckwear for Xmas.
Elegant lines of new and stylish scarrs, large as
sortment from '15 rents to »l. L. V. Merle, 616 to
620 Kearny street, corner Commercial.
Vjfr men ana boys; large stock to select from; low
est prices In the city, tailors to make alterations.
L. V. Merle, 610 to U2O Kearny street, corner Com
It is Best to Hukak Vv a C'atakkhai.
Cold Id us earliest stages by using Dr. D.
Jayues' Expectorant and thereby save yourself
much risk and misery. •
THE MORNINO CALL. SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, DECEMBER 22. 1890-EIGHT PAGES.
Interesting Reminiscences From
Mission San Jose.
Tbe Broad Domains of O'd Families How in
Possession of Others— Christ mas Prep
arations at He.ldibnrg.
Editor Morning Call : A great deal of in
teresting reuiiniscenses have been called
forth during the past week by the article
which appeared in last Sunday's Call, re
garding the old Vallejo family, who for
merly lived in grand style here at the Mis
sion. Their old home here, at least the
main portion of tiie building, still stands,
and is the only one of the old adobes in this
part of the couutry that still retains its
characteristic roof of picturesque old red
Many are the stories told of the happy
days of the Spanish regime, when the old
Mission was in its halcyon days and life
here seemed one long summer dream.
We speak of these as olden times, yet, in
reality they aro not so ancient as tha
changes wrought by the few intervening
years would seem to indicate. Hardly two
score years have passed since the names of
Peralta, Vaileju, Castro. Higuera, repre
sented the power and wealth of ihis section
for more miles than could be ridden over by
tbe fleetest horse from sun to sun. Thes»
families lived iv state on their vast tracts.
Their cattle roamed for miles over the bills
and valleys, their horses were so numerous
as to be almost as much of a nuisance as
are the coyotes of the hills to-day. Every
coiner was welcome in those days, and a
beef was killed daily to suppiy the needs of
Now, how changed is everything ! As if
veritable castles in Spain, the Peralta acres
have vanished before the encroachments of
the Anglo-Saxon. The cities of Oakland,
East Oakland aud Alameda cover these
once fertile fields, and the old family is
scattered, many of its representatives
dwelling in obscurity and poverty, where
once their name was supreme. All that is
left of the original old adobe house of the
Higuera family, whose holdings hereabouts
were extensive and valuable, is now used as
a 'stable by Mr. Henry Curtuer, whose Cue
residence stands on a portion ot the second
Spanish grant In this couuty, Los Tular
Almost every' reminiscence in connection
with a member of even the Vallejo family
here is accompanied by the significant
addenda on the part of the narrator, "1
wonder what ever became of him?" which
shows more clearly than anvthiug else how
complete has been the decline of the old
It seems incredible to the one who henrs
ot it tor the first time that such extensive
possessions, such apparently established
uoiiics, could so utterly vanish, ns il were,
into thin air, iv so very fe« years. Alter
all, however, the modus operandi of the
change was very simple. The keen-eyed
Americano, when lie came to these parts,
realized— as the geutle, easy-going, uncom
mercial Spaniards never did— the commer
cial value if tli->e tracts. He saw in his
menial vision cities and towns arising where
tiie cattle then grazed ; the waving grain
giving way to the hard pave, ami he
bethought himself of a way to obtain a share
in the wealth that lay all about him. The
Spanish proprietor had lands and herds In
abundance, but broad gold pieces were scarce
with him. These the liberal-hearted Ameri
cano had, and these, in the greatness of his
love for his fellows, he would lend. A
th ousaud dollars or two, ou such ample se
curity, was a rare investment for him. The
Senor would oblige him hy accepting it. The
seuor, often as a favor to ilie American,
rather than for real need of money, would
do so. A promissory note for such a
trifle seemed a needless formality. Little
did lie realize the meaning of an English
promissory note, payable oue day after dale,
at 7 pel cent interest, to be compounded
monthly, with an accompanying lieu upon
those broad miles of territory. Weeks come
and go. The months pass by. Years rolled
away. The Spanish gentleman lived easily
aud happily and Ins lenient creditor is
apparently in no hurry lor his trifling .-uiu.
Seven, eight, niue years go by. The debtor
has received a note from the court, a
lew years back, in regard to that little
loan, but ol course that is all right. A
couple ot thousand dollars and interest al 7
per cent. Any time the gentleman comes
his money will be ready. The ninth year is
up, and the demand is presented for that
tulle, with interest coinpouuded monthly,
a vast sum, wanted at once.
Then comes the auction sale; the agent
of the creditor buys in those fair acres, with
out competition, for loss, far less than the
amount of the debt
This is the end for the unsuspecting
Spaniard of the tl om that began on the day
when, to please his guest, he accepted that
trifling loan on his promissory no'e. After
that, home, prosperity, easy life, exchanged
for the lot of a wanderer, in poverty and
amid hardships for which his previous life
has illy fitted him. Such is the tale of mauy
a Spanish downtall, and such the explana
tion of the speedy decay of the old Spauish
Lite in the new " Mission of Sin Jose "
goes on with but little change from week to
week. As was chronicled in The Call of
Tuesday we were called upon this week to
say farewell, for a time, to another of our
pioneers, John Autou Lauiiicister, whose
luueral took place on Tuesday from the
Congregational Church. The funeral was
lc charge of the Masonic fraternity, to
which the deceased belonged, and au im..
pressive sermon was preached by Chaplain
I. G. Crump ot St. James' Cliuicn, Center
ville The interment took place in the
Odd Fellows' Cemetery, Irvington.
A very pleasant party was given Saturday
evening to Mr. and Mrs. Whitfield, who
Have taken possession of their new house
ou the Folger Ranch, uear town.
The Misses Maud and Bessie Stanley are
home, the one Irom Livermore, the other
lroui Oakland, enjoying their Christmas hol
A meeting of the Dorcas Society was held
in the church on Wednesday to prepare for
a Christmas tree and entertainment for the
Suiidiiy-school children. The little folas
will be given a good time.
Mr. J. Steinuietz has removed with his
family to Waim Springs, where he will en
gage in the merchandise business.
A telegraph office has been opened in
town, and our people already find it a great
There is considerable sickness among the
children just now, a rash rembling that of
scalet fever be.i.ig very prevalent. On this
account the public school has been closed,
some time before the usual date, but tliere
is no geucral alarm felt. a. c.
Xfisniun Stm Josr, tier, go, IM9.
Preparation* fur Christmas— Tha Puhllo
Library — The Choral Hoclet?.
Editor Morning Call: After a hard, soak
ing rain the blue sky is seen, and we have
again "crystal clear December." We are
all hoping it will not rain again until after
New Year's day; then it may rain seveu
days in the week and no one will care, for
January is always a dull month. Business
is improving, the merchants say, xml, rain
or not, next week wiil be a busy one. There
will be fewer Christmas trees than usual in
the churches this year, but there will be
more in the homes of private families.
Evergreens and red berries can easily be
had by going out in the woods just a mile
or so from town, and we do not know what
it is to buy a Christmas tree. It is begin
ning to be realized that Christmas is near,
for we that have never been used to snow
do not miss it, and although there are no
Christmas bells, thero Is a "Christmas odor
on the breeze" that betokens much.
The bal masque that is to be given on
Christmas night is the all-engrossing topic
among the young people. The prizas are on
exhibition, aud are unusually well chosen
and well worth competing loi. Quite a
number of couples are expected from Peta
luma, Sauta Kosa nnd Cloverdale.
One of the most interesting features of
Healdsburg Is her Public Library and Free
Beading-mom, under the patronage of the
Women's Christian Temperance Union and
the l"s, as the Young People's Union is fa
miliarly called. It is a very large, cheery
room, on the second floor of the City Hall of
Healdsburg. It is well lighted by large win
dows, north and west, filled with growing
plants and draped with pretty curtains. A
bright carpet Is on the floor, pictures are
bung on the walls, giving it more the air of
a family sitting-room than of a public hall.
There are a number of tables, on which are
magazines, daily aud weekly newspapers,
games, etc., while around about are comfort
able chairs and lounges. The books are
well selected, but the shelves are not as full
as we would like to see them. Perhaps it is
not known tbat all donations of books, pa
pers, magazines, views aud engravings are
thankfully received by tbe worthy ladies
iv charge, to whom this work is of no
personal benefit, and is done for the public
good. Tbe reading-room is delightfully
warm and cosy, aud a welcome is extended
to all who wish to pass a quiet hour after
noon or evening.
About once a month a social evening is
enjoyed. There are music, singing, quiet
games and merry conversation, aud v dainty
lunch is served for a trifling sum. The
basket sociable that was held last week was
quite an original affair. Little baskets
filled with lunch for two were famished and
the young folks voted it quite a success.
Tea and coffee are also furnished in addition
to the appetizing sandwich and delicate cake.
The librarian is Mrs. Charles Hasseti, a
bright, quiet little lady, who gives excellen t
satisfaction aud whom every one likes.
Our choral society is another -institution
of which nealdsburg ts proud. Starting, as
it did. with the few members of the choir of
the Christian Church, it has enlarged its
field of usefulness, and is now a large
society with a membership of fifty ladies
and gentlemen. It has its constitution and
by-laws, and meets every Thursday night at
the house of some member. Its object is
mutual improvement aud social enjoyment,
and its success and growth surprise even
the niembsrs themselves. Every week there
Is a fine programme £iven, consisting of
music and singing under the leadership of
Paris Ferguson, recitations and readings.
Literary societies like these are r. benefit to
any community and should be encouraged.
The winter evenings are-long, the places of
entertainment few, and such meetings pro
mote a kindly feeling between neighbors and
Clarence Phillips, son of one of the most
highly respected families in northern
Sonoma, bag gone to Sau Francisco to
accept a position in the office of Weils,
Fargo & Co.
Miss Fannie and Miss JN'ellie Couch have
reiurned to their home in San Francisco,
after a pleasant visit to friends in Healds
The pleasant smile and courteous man
ner of Hr. E. Ely is missed by his many,
friends, since he has left Healdsburg io go
to bis daughter, Mrs. B. F. Fowler of San
Bernardino. We hope tho veuerabla doctor
will find "time to write to his friend*
Miss Angie Osborn is spending the holi
days with friends iv San Francisco.
There lias beeu quite an excitement in
Healdsburg over the arrest and couviciion
on one charge of one Dr. H. B. Keeler, a
dentist, who was iv tho employ ot Or. EW.
Biddle. Or. Keeler was arrested iv Fresno
and brought to Healdsburg. He demanded
an iiuiuediaie trial, and on account of the
absence of Dr. Biddle. who is in Washing
ton, there was not sufficient evidence given
to convict him on the charge of embezzle
ment, the second charge, however, was sus
tained; that or misdemeanor, in defrauding
Captain Young of the Soioyoine House.
Healilsburg, Iter. SO, IS.-10. *A_J.
HE R LOVE REWARDED.
A Iteml Life Romance That Ia Stranger
Th .11 11. tion.
A few months ago William Deshea, a
young mechanic, fell from a scaffold to the
ground, a distance of thirty feet It was
then believed that the accident was iatal.
Deshea was on the eve of Ins wedding then.
He had rented a cottage, furnished it, and
everything was ready there lo receive the
Hut it seemed that the marriage was not
to take place, for the prospective groom lay
upon what the doctors believed was his
The young woman whose hopes were so
sadly shattered by the occurrence was Miss
li>reu3 of this city. She hoped against
hope, and, to keep him from the hospital
that she niiglu nurse him, married him
while he lay almost unconscious in his new
home. .She nursed him with tender solici
tude, never leaving liis side, and attending
to his every want.
Now she is receiving the reward for her
love. Her husband is well again, and in a
few days wili have au api ointment under
the city government.
TOOK OFF HIS SHOES.
F. V. Stelntnan's Latent Method of Creat
ine en "AgttMlai,* l
V. V. Steinman, the alleged agitator, cre
ated a scene, also a stamp.-de, last night, in
the Baldwin Theater by taking off his shoes
in the gallery to the horror ami ilisgust of
the gods. Not only did he take off his
shoes but he threatened to throw them
among the audience beneath when lie was
stopped by Officer John T. Green and ar
rested, lie made a futile resistance, which
resulted in a charge of battery being added
to thai of disturbing the peace.
Fell and Broke a Leg.
James Murphy, ngcd 10 years, residing at
19 Julian street, fell from a high board
fence on Fifteenth street yesterday after
noon and sustained a fracture nf one* of the
Miiall bones of the left leg. lie was taken
to the City and Count; Hospital.
Arrested for begging.
Alarm aud Louisa Jiing were iirreateJ yes
terday in front of St. Ignatius Cliurcli by
Ofticer C. Johnson. Th^y have been beg
ging there several Sundays to tiie aunuy
auce of church-goers.
Fine lines of turn 'a and buys' liata. latest blocks,
HO j.er cent less than sold el&cwbere. L. V. Merle,
618 to 620 Kearny street, comer L'umnierclaL
Tkmpkrancic tipple — Annour'a Vlgorai. Hot,
strengthening and austalntng.
In order to get a sugar-beet factory started
at Chino, Kiehard Gird lias given ihe land
and water. besides guaranteeing 2o(X) acres
of beets tbe first year, and MM acres during
the next four years.
Arc abundant; but tlte one best known for
Its extraordinary anodyne and expectorant
qualities is Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. For
nearly hall a century this preparation has
been in greater demand tlian any other rem
edy for colds, coughs, bronchitis, and pul
monary complaints in general.
"I suffered for more than eight months
from a severe cough accompanied with hem
orrhage of the lungs and the expectoration
of matter. The physicians gave me up, but
my druggist prevailed on me to try
I did so. and soon began to improve; my
lungs healed, the cough ceased, and I bo
came stouter and healthier than I have ever
been before. 1 would suggest that the name
of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral be changed to
Elixir of Life, for it certainly saved my life."
— F. J. Oliden, Salto, Buenos Ayres.
"A few years ago I took a very had cold,
which settled on my lungs. I had night
sweats, a racking cough, and great soreness.
My doctor's medicine did me no good. I
tried many remedies, but received no bene-
Bt; everybody despaired of my recovery. I
was advised to use Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
and, as a last resort, did so. From the %r--t
dose I obtained relief, and, after using two
bottles of it, was completely restored to
health."— F. Adams, New Gretna, N. J.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Dr. J. C. AYES & CO., Lowell, Mas*.
Bold by all Druggists. Price $1 ; six bottles, $6.
"beecham'3 pills I
(THE CHEAT ENCLISH REMEDY.)
Cure BILLIOUS and I
Nervous ILLS. I
25cts. a Box. I
OF ALL DrtTJ&GHSTS. 1
fft g% FAT FOLKS REDUCED
(<R «9w Y^ M "I write to inform yon of the _ra_>
v-lii^aw Ar_^ c_wp of your treatment. lamraduoM
pound ..nni the n_o9t importanl
„ TR *W /. Paw** £ thttt th » H-V-9 !• pmrm*-
IMBt. Since aiacnutlnuliifz treatment, I hare eatea
•rerytnlne, whether it contained eu* ar, gtarch or fnta.
but h*T» not i nrreustK- ft pound, U.ub proving thas
your rtiat-liee remove the caune of Übflfttr. I oan
nmßmend jour eklU im a Bpeeinlfst for Qbeatty." JL
B-X-41 Lkaii, of H'.rr.i_rd4 Ceaa Mfg.oo., Uollxull lU.J
Kotrturvina, no lncnnv»»ni«iice, hannlesa and no bad
•JToctK. Sirlctlj conA. 1 -utiai. For oirooian and teat_t
inonlals Addrees withi n stampe,
DR. O. W. F. SNYDEh 243 Statf St.. Chicago.
' no! 9 tf WBFrSuMoAWy
ANY YOUNC MAN
I j^^SaaKiWa^^. " who haj dlf ht4oM«s or wr«k_
I cuing dratiiß, loss ol ■pxnt'l
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WB»l?8-4 rfStvtnrlSrn/r »nti-*»t]ugP»-.ivAT« ih»mi-i
tMlW^P^BfflWi will f^rteii t.*J-J for ai»«e»»w
|YkS»c!3H___^_______Rw___W_/ h< c»D'tcure. The KeatonLlt*
fcNGLISH DISPENSARY. '
I ■ ' H__Hlli I6M Esamy BY, tt.r.C___.
TO WEAK MEN
Buff"? ring from the otfects of yonUiful orron_, MTUf
decay, wutlnx weKkueiw, lost manhood, etc., I will
•end a valuable treatise (sealed) containing foll
particulars for borne cure. PRBB of charge. A
■plcndld modical work: should be read by every
man who is nervous and debilitated. Addresß,
Prof. F. C« FOWLER, !*loodae,Conn«
THE GREAT CONQUEROR OF PAIN.
Far Internal and external vie. Price SOc per
bottle. Sold by DrngglaU. eel ljr SuMoWy
m. j. flavinTcC
CLOTHIERS AND OUTFITTERS,
924, 926, 928 and 930 Market Street,
Tliroixgli to Ellis.
ONLY A FEW DAYS
And Christmas Will Be Here !
Well, what are you going to do about it ? Have you
made YOUR HOLIDAY PURCHASES? Some of them
perhapi, or it may be that you have POSTPONED THIS
IMPORTANT DUTY to the last moment.
THE LAST MOMENT IS HERE !
Step right in and wind up YOUR XMAS AFFAIRS,
Now you would like to know what we can do for you
at THIS GENIAL SEASON. You would like bargains.
We have them. We are selling our reserved stock of
HATS AND FURNISHING GOODS, CARDIGAN AND
STOCKINETTE JACKETS, and stylish and elegant Neck
wear at STARTLINGLY REDUCED FIGURES. We have I
determined to dispose of this large line of goods before
February Ist, AND THEY WILL BE SOLD.
Warm Woolen Underwear, HANDSOMELY EMBROID
IERED SUSPENDERS, WELL adapted for Holiday pres
ents. Men's Suits, English Box and Cape Overcoats, we
are now offering AT UNPRECEDENTED PRICES.
In Rubber Goods we can give you English Mackintosh
and Rubber Coats of the very best and most durable qual
ity AT MANUFACTURERS' PRICES.
Umbrellas, Silk and Gloria, with elaborately carved
handles, just from New York, we suggest as a very ac
ceptable gift to a friend at this season.
GIVE THE BOYS A FINE XMAS OUTFIT. We have
made a specialty for years of the outfitting of boys and
youths, and we were NEVER BETTER PREPARED
THAN AT THE PRESENT to sustain our old-time repu
tation in this respect.
PROCRASTINATE NO LONGER Avail yourself of
3 the few days that remain before Xmas. Look about, and
See What We Can Do for You!
ffl. J. FLAVIN I CO.,
I CLOTHIERS AND OUTFITTERS,
924 926, 928 ai 930 Market Street
Tliro-ULgtL to Ellis.
WILLIAM BUTTERFIELD ft CO.,
REAI. ESTATfc AND GKNEKAL AUCTIONEERS,
Office A Salesroom— 4l2 Pine st. (Nevaila Block).
Monday Uecember SS, 1890,
At 11 a. m. ou the premises,
1119 Van Ness Aye., Near Geary St.
WK WILL SKLL.. .
THE ELEGANT FURUIFURE OF BESIDENCE
Inlaid Walnut frame rarlor Suits In floured French
Tapestry: J.:»--e Curtains ami Poles; Antique Oak
i-asy aud Keepption Übalrs and Ruckers in s!lk
I>i u>4j : Hed, Waluut Frame :i:i'l oriental Lounges iv
chenille covers; Marble-top and KWonlzed Tables;
2 Antiqne • ak Folding l.eds, with plate Mirror tnps;
Natural ( h ri y. Ash Inlaid with Mabosany: marble
top Chamber Suits with trench-plate Mirrors; beat
Clipper and flair Mattresses; Feather Pillows;
White Blankets; spreads, etc. ; Antique Oak Ward
robe; Body Brussels, Covered and Tapestry Carpeta:
Antique Oak Hall Rack; Imam Freucb Walnut
marble-top Plate Mirror: back sideboard (cost *S0):
l'J-foot Walnut Pedestal Kxtensiou Table; Dining
chairs to match: cutlery. i*lass and Crockery,
Kitchen Utensils, etc.
WILLIAM BUTTERFIELD. Auctioneer,
de'Jl 'Jt 412 Pine street.
Mou. lay I»i i inilipr '-•■-•. ISBO,
At 11 o'clock a. m,, ou the premises,
22---; Folsom Street,
. ..WILL BE SOLO. ..
The Contents of California Condiment Co.,
WAGON, 11AKNICSS, lOT OV BOTTLES,
COHKS, MACHINKUY. K.TC.
It tiAMUKL XKWMAN". Receiver.
NATHAN JONAS & CO.,
Auctioneer* ..offlce 737 Markot Street.
Monday December 22 . 1890,
At IU o'clock a. v.. on the l*reiulses,
NE. Cor. of O'Farrell and L av-nwnrtu S re ts,
I WILI, bBLL
THE FINE STOCK OF A GROCERY-STORE,
Coffee, Tea, Sugar. Flour, Canned Fruit, Jellies,
Sardines, oysters, Fish, Meats, Olive Oil. Hekles,
Kxtracts, Ketchups, teast Powder, Halt. Spices,
Meal, hrnwn and Faintly Soups, starch. Nuts,
Kalblns, Syrup, Viueear. Coal Oil, Wood aud Willow
"are. Showcase, Jlesner Coffee-mill, Scale, Oil
tank. Store clears, Tobacco, Liquor ln Bottles and
Barrels, Chairs, Tables, etc.
«gg It NATHAN JONAB. Anctloneer.
1 'ff?lA!CA@i£tft.TS g
SPECIAL AUCTION SALE,
WF.DNI'.SOAY or.<i Mitri: ■:*, 1800,
At IV M. at Salesroom,
2-3 _-__Co___.tsoiia.ory JS*.
Nearly two-thirds of a block at the Potrero, front
ing 230 ft. on Potrero aye., 200 ft. on lotb st. aod
2(50 ft. on Hampshire. Sold subject to confirmation
by Superior Court.
mission uuitorNo r,oT.
S. line of Clipper st„ 133:6 K. from Noe, thence
K. 2B:8xll4; street work done; 1 block from Cas
NE. cor. of Church and 28th sts.. fronting 26:6 on
Church and 100 oa 2 st* ; street work done. Churcb
Is a coming street.
The Van Ness aye. of the Mission (190 ft. wide),
NX. cor. of Dolores and Army, fronting 25 ft. on
Army and 76 on Dolores; street w ork done on both
N. line of 27th st., 240 W. from sanchea, thence
W. 80xll«, making 3 large building lots; grand
KM AM. INVFSTMRNT.
SE. side. No. 3 Homer st. (bet. 7th and Sth sts.. 8.
from Harrison), so ft. NX. from Cbeslcy. KE. 30x
60; house, 6 rooms, ln rood order; stabling ror 10
horses and teed; will readily rest for f'J& per
MISSION NOB HILL.
NE. cor. Flint and 16th ats., fronting 68:6 on
16th, OOon Flint and 79 wide ou N. line or lot; only
1 block from Castro : grand view.
GIFT MAP NO. 4.
Lota 3374, 3377, 2381, 3388, 9380, 9.187, 2383.
3389. 3390, 2381, 2382, 9888, 2384 and 2385, wak
ing 14 lot*
For catalogues and further parUeMaif apply to
MIODLETON • SHARON.
del» td tf Montgomery Stroot.
M. J. SIMMONS. AUCTIONEER,
WILL SKLL THIS DAY.
Mil in I ay, Dec. 23. 1890. at 1 1 A. M., at 1057
Marke st, ne:r Seventh, 12 Gold and
sil 2"-\ Watches, 13 B..djr BruwteU t ar-
P.*" 1 "' *. K «>»e»«""l Uprlsht Planu*. -2 I.arirn
1 icnch-pUte Muntei Mirrors, 4 Hand
i_- m » Ful l S s Bert » B-f •"•««*• of the
« e*t Co-ist Miirj(i, Company.
AUo, the > ntlre Contents orthe Elerant
IS-.oora Kcaiiience of KeT. l>r. «S. C. WU
lard, removed for con tenlence of aale,
CONttJSTINa IN PART Of.
Eleeant Parlur. lied aod Dlulug room Furniture,
Turkish Chairs, Kancy Rockers, Sofas and Divans,
Center Tables. Mirror-door Wardrobe, Chiffoniers,
Book-cases. Term. Marble-top Sideboard, Extension
lable and Chairs, Bedsteads aud Bureaus. Biankits
lliluws and utlier bedding; Bruss.ls Carpets, Hall
stand. Range and Fixtures, Crockery, Glass and Sil
Also, 1 Fine Horse, Harness and Buggy. Sale
positive. [de'Jl -2t\ M. J. SIMMONS. Auctioueer.
A. L. CRESSWELL,
General Auctioneer A Commission Merchant,
1045 Market st., bet. Sixth and Seventh.
Tuesday December S3. 1890.
At 1 1 o'clock a. m. sharp, at our salesroom,
1048 Market St., Bet Bix-"a and Seventh,
....I WILL HELL
The Magnificent and Beautiful Furniture contained
in the prfvnte residence, 512Kddy St., and removed
to onr salesroom for convenience of sale, compris
ing in part: a lleantlful l'arlor Suits of 8 pieces
each, upholstered In the best of French lampos and
silk brocatelle: Elegaut Pieces or Drawing-room
Furniture; French Plato Mirrors; rarlor Cabinets:
Real Bronse Mantel Timepieces; Terra Cotta and
Bisque ornament* : wilt. ni and Smyrna Rngs: Silk
Chenille Portieres; Real Lace Curtains: Etc.; about
4UO yards of Body Brussels and Roxbury Carpets:
8 Waluut, Oak aud Sixteenth Century Chamber
Suits, with French-plate mirrors and Tennessee
marble-tops: the best of Bedding ot all descrip
tions; Beautifully Carved Antique Oak Stdeooard ,
with mirror-back; 10-foot Oak Extension Table:
Dining Cbalrs; Cut-glass aqd Decorated Ware:
Fine Range, with water-back; Agate Ware; Patent
Kitchen Table; together with a large number of
other useful articles, by far too numerous to men
de-'l 2t A. L. CRESSWELL. Auctioneer.
Wwj_|^_%^( T" e preat Mexican Remedy
Xf jCo&'T'lrt I for Dtoordew of the Kiduevs
A,Ayrfri^ and Bladder. (Jlvoa health nud
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None genuine unless sirred "Blanoarii, 40 rue
Bonsiarte, l'uris." SOLD By AU. DHUUGtISTS.
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