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The Semi- Annual Elcclion of
Practical Test of the Australian Ballot System.
Three New Unions Forming.
The Judson Boycott.
Last evening's session of the Council of
Fodnnted Trades was one of the most ir.i
portant which that no«- well-established
labor organization has ever held. It was
tbe Bemi-annual election, and the contest
lortl.e leading offices was sharp and spirited.
At the previous meeting only two candi
dates for the presidency liad been named,
(be incumbent, Alfred Ftibrman, and John
J. Curry, Vice-President for the term about
to el( se. Fuunnan'a friends regarded this
as almost a walk-over, as Curry's following
was b laved to be conliued to two or three
During t!ie week, however, a dark horse
bore in Bight, in the person of Charles
Grambarth. of thn tigar-mak-'rs' Union,
and an ex-President of t tie council, ami ■ .
active lender in the labor world of this
A- soon as nominations were declared re
■ pened Delegate dc Rota of the Carpenters'
Brotherhood, No. 483, placed Mr. Grambarth
in the field and the nominations wen speedily
At this juncture Delegate Phillips of the
Typographical Union, who at the previous
meeting nominated John J. Curry of that
union as a candi late fur the presidency,
a-kcil to withdraw that gentleman's name,
as he bad received a letter from him an
nouncing his determination in the near fu
ture to "withdraw from the labor ruove
iiK-iit entirely." t-o Mr. Curry's name was
MAN AGAINST MAN.
This, of course, left the race between
Fubrman and Grambarth, both competent
and popular mm, and by no means tho un
even race that was at lir-t expected. The
Kuhrmaiiites saw their walk-over defeated
in a single move, and a feoling of cuiilidence
was quickly turned Into doubt and anxiety.
Delegate Condon, who was present at a
meeting of the &lamrda federation last
Saturday night, stated that that body is de
sirous ol being represented in the official
director] of the council, and in response to
Mich request lie nominated \V. li. boule,
their delegate, as a candidate for Vice-
I'resideut. The preparations for election
were quite elaborate, lv complete keeping
with ti.e reform ball t, commonly called the
A stralian system, of which the council has
li-cu !•:! ardent champion from the first,
-evei;il booths wer% constructed on one side
of tlie haii, and the names of all tli« candi
dates were contained on a single ticket.
To make tiie ballots legal the seal of the
council « :»s impressed on each. The ballot
ing tlipn commenced in the order that the
roll is railed, and tie booths kept fuil till
all had voted. The attendance was the
largest of tl c year. •
lii SUM OF TIIE ELECTION.
The balloting commenced at un minutes
before 10 o'clock; and at 11:06 the ninety
eight delegates present had voted for the
thirty-seven names on the ballots. Follow
-1: is the result of the election.
President. Airied Ftilirman (Brewery Work
men's Colon, J. C.) — Vice-President, M. K.
Aikiiis (Typographical, .\u. 81) — Becortt
-1118 Secretary, Henry Kretlow lOvar
makers. No. '.'L'S — Financial Secretory,
W. Diinilas (Retail ileik") — Ireanirar,
FianK .-I 1 , 111:17. Furniture No. 15)—
BergeaDt-at-Arms; t~. Schrodei ißiewery Wmk
men)—Executive Committee, w. j. it. Hackaj
(Coast Seaman's I'uiou), A. Sullivan iKoot aud
.shoe M.ikeis' While Labor League), 1.. .1
Gunuon ilanueis xud turners), li.
J. I'ye box Sawyers ami N:i|!ei*>,
Thomas Fmuei'.y [Coast Searueu's L'uu.ii),
.vi. a Atkins. Typographical, >o. 21: *iried
Kuhiman, Hreweiy Workmen; Joseph Vaien
une, lion niolUets, No. Hl4; K. E. de Uolu. L'ar
peuteis and Joiners, No. 483; Junies H. Eox
buriili, I'reasinan'* Union; H. M. l'.iu
sell. lielai! biioe Cl.iks; Omauizlug I'onimluee—
J. D. ( "i,i. d:u (Purollure-woikers, No. i.">). E.
Mcliiitre (Macinne Wood- workers), Charles
Ununbaitii < i-ai- k.:t. No. 228), .!. K.
l"hiii|.s ( 1 ypogiaphlcal. No. 211, FrauK
f-clinntz (Furniture workers. No. 1".), (_'. J.
Boyle (CiEar-niaker*)— Eißht hour ioniniittee:
D. ICead (Carpenters and joiuers, No. 483); E.
lictiuirs (MacUloe Wood-workers); H. U. u'oud
iniiD (lron-molders, No. 164); Frederick Aiiller
(Furiillur -woikars. No. 16); S. Mcliregor (.H.ir
uess-iiialii'r'.); tiedeiick liniory (Cooks and Ualt
er>,-, K. 1.. M'l.tii.iu (.Coepen); Jacob (lus^uer
(ClataT-iiiiikers)| lieome Felix, ICarueuten);
.1 l> CoiiUou iFuiaituie woikers), M. liaggeity
\SiiorniHker«). Baukini: CoiuinUtte— Henry Ark
>r. ilnetl's Puloo), litlnuid Auderson vVua^L
Searneu'^ Vuloii). li. U. l.angford (CoienidKei 5).
At i i:KL»ir>;n uki.kuates.
George Boiton, Charles Limiquist, John
Johnson, (Jus Khman, Olof Hansen, Gus
Victor, newly elected delegates from the
Coast Seamen's Union, presented their cre
dentials and were given acut3 in thfl couucil ;
likewise C lleiuseu, Theodore Eisfeldt, W.
H. liowe, 'lliuuius Walsh and Geur^e 15en
nett, npwly elected delegates from tie
.Musicians' Mutual Protective Union. Nn.
tft, and Charles Keichart of the United
Brewery Workmen. The retiring delegates
ol the Coa-.t Seamen's Union were Ed
Whitman, U. Becker, George Steadmau,
Kicliard Sinner, Fred Christie and George
ilo*>n, all of whom resinned.
The Organizing Conmiittpe reports that a
union had N-eu formed of iron-workers
from the Kisdou and Union Irou W'oiks,
and that hefore the lirst of the coming year
an application would be made by that uiiion
lor ad mission into the conn il.
The committee further reported that the
brass-workers of the city were soon to be
organized: also the type-founders; both of
which unions would apply for admission to
the Icouncil as souu as they were in «oud
In accoruance with the notice given at the
previous meeting of the council by Delegate
Soule of the Alameda Federation a motion
was made that a boycott be levied on the
prodmts of the Judsou iron Works, and the
THE BXBIKJC AT EMERY VII-LE.
Ii) connection with this matier W". J.
Itullmder, delegate from the Alameda
Iron-workers' Union, reported that the Jud
son Iron Works offered as a compromise of
the difti ulties to take back all of the strikers
but live, these live being the officers of tho
The proposition was placed before tlie
union and rejected unanimously, although
the five blacklisted members ottered to be
made a sacrifice for the sake of enabling
eighty men to return to work.
Delegate Valentine of the Iron-molders'
Union reported that the unfair shops of
this city succeeded on Christmas eve in
bringing more imported scabs into the city.
The union, however, had more than equal
ized matters by capturing five of their men,
one of win 111 was the must valuable they
lad in any ol the shops. The five captures
were sent airectly East.
Delegate Deckflmau, from the Journey
man liarbers' League, reported that Silver
stein, the obstreperous barber on Third
street who defied the early closing 111 ove
nieut, lasted about an hour after the boy
cott began, before 8 o'clock that night he
bad signed an agreement to close in future
at 8 o clock. The boycott was raised.
VEKY QITIET TIMES.
The Supply of Carpenter* Largely Ex
• ••■i-. l« tin- Demand.
There has recently been a large influx of
carpenters from the country Into ihe city,
causing the local supply to run far ahead of
the demiTpd. Ihe result is dull times and
.some difficulty in enforcing the eight-hour
The walking delegate, who is now in the,
employ of Unions 22 and 483, is kept busy
in Inducing new arrivals who are nnt mem
bers of the union to leave the employ of a
contiartor who lias never observed the
eiiiht-huur rule and maintains a stubborn
light against the union.
At la-;t night's meeting of the union
Henry Heyera wai re-elected walking dole
gate and the constitution was adapted of
ihe District Council, which will soon be es
taulish-d by delegates chosen to repre.-cnt
the unions in this section of the State. Nine
candidates were initiated.
The Upholsterers' Union in electing offi
cers last night used the Australian method
in Voting, and countid the ballots cast after
the plan which bears the name of .Mr.
Story. The following named were elected:
A. Kist, President; It. W. Swind, Vit-cv
President; C. Leneker, Kccordiug Secre
tary; A. J. Morris, Financial Secretary;
P. Hancock. Treasurer; \V. Murray, Ser
geaut-at-Arms; Trustees— J. Peacock, W.
R. Geiken. J. 0. Day; Executive Commit,
tee— M. Krager, L. Fetch; Delegntes to
Federated Trades— P. Uertiu. G. Gerkin.
All members oi the union are employed.
I. in. -im-ii Orgunizlug.
A secret meeting of linemen was held in
Academy Hall last night for the purpose of
lorming an association. About thirty-live
were present and steps were taken toward
perfecting tha organization, which will be
established for benevolent purposes. The
men say they have no complaint to make
against their employer*, and that their busi
ness is as good as it usually is at Ik is season.
The Glass-blowers' Assembly met last
night and elected officers. Members of the
craft believe they will be benefited by the
recent tariff legislation.
A FeNfiral at the Baptist Chinese
The annual Christmas festival of tho Chi
nese Baptist Mission School was held last
evening at the school, corner of Sacramento
street and Waverly place. The spacious
assembly-room was crowded and in tho front
seats were the scholars, some dressed in full
European costume, others in Chinese and
others again partly in each. The affair had
been noticed locally in the Chinese papers,
aud quite a lumber of Chinese matrons
were present with their children, something
very urusual. as Miss While, the teacher,
says that they seldom go on th« street after
dark. Among the laige audience was a
uumbei of colored people.
The room was Imndsoinply decorated. On
oithe.l side of the platlonn was a large
Christmas tree, ladi-u down with good
things for the little ones, and also tinsel or
namrnts, while evergreen wreaths adorned
the walls. .Suspended from the ceiling on
cither -ide of the stage weie large, square,
Illuminated lauterus, made by 800 Lee
Foon. Inside, each was a circular revolving
lantern, one bearing the inscription in Chi
nese and English: " Glory to God; Peace
on Earih," and the other a Chinese dragon.
Over the baptismal tank was a fine-pointed
stur, la by «n electric incandescent light,
which was made by Cliau Kwuiig Lung, un
enthusiastic amateur electrician. Over the
platform on the arch was inscribed in Chi
nese and Knulish: " Merry Christmas aud
Happy New Voai."
When tbe students had all gatnered and
wished each olher "Alelly Clissmas" tbe
ezeroises were opened with an address by
Dr. J. li. Jlaitwell. The followiug pro
gramme was then carried out, Sliss Neeb
aud Miss C. J. White alternately playing
tiie accompaniments on the organ, and Miss
M. J. Ames superintending the exercises of
the day class :
Sintini, "Merry Cbiuinias," class; recitation,
■\Vi Icome"; biugiug, "Christ Was Born In Beth-
Minn." clit-s Scrlpltire lei.Uirr, Itngtng,
*-Be*Ut«OU9 Mar,"' cla>-; leaUni^ il?.v ilnle-;
stou'iii:, ".loy to Itie World," uigiit scuool; rect
lation, All 'lam; lecltaiiuu, Josenh Leu; recila
tloii. James H. Lee; lecnullon, I'allle ll.iiu.iu! ;
leciiMiloii, Samuel Eooog; duet, Callm and
Btella Hagaaid; recitation, Kmma Lee; exer
cises by the class; slncuig by t lie class; recita
tion, Ab i.m.iii; reciution, Klijah Lee;
in nation, Qui t'ak; quailct, Ur.icle, Sam,
Yen auu Ku; recitation, 'Gloiy to *>uu
iv the Highest," All Slice; recttallon.
"Santa Chius." Ste;>n»a Lee; reel ation,
"Ooly a leunv a Box," Pack Bta; >iuaiiei, l-'ook
.Tim Pack, lleuiy ami Qua! Ming; rccitatloa,
"(jood Tiding"." Jtni Tow ; lecitation, "Sloiy of
Cbrnrfmatt," .lofie Lre; reciutiou, "(Joil Hle?s
ttie Liim« SMckiujjs " Carrie H ggaid; recita
tion, Emma Lizr; souir, 'The Little Buds Fly,"
Imle Jennie iluitneli; reading, "j Sight Alter
C'liiisiiuas." yui I'uk.
Tne exercises were creatly enjoyed hy
those present, the little ones acijuittiiii;
themselves creditably. Ah Quan, it pretty
little dam-el of about 8 yean, who sang and
recited, was dressed in a beautiful embroid
ered Doistume of silk and wore several dia
mond rings. In the class sougs tiie little
ones ui-piayed more vim than melody.
At the conclusion of the programme the
Christmas trees were denuded and pres
ents were given to the scholars. Every one
was loaded down with candy, nuts, oranaes,
toys ol all kinds, story-books and perfumery.
They were surprised as well as delighted,
and as they tied out with their precious
burdens, their beaming faces showed that
for once in their lives, at leasl, they were
tasting the joys of a "Melly Clissmas."
Christmas Entertainment at the First
I utlierun rhurch.
The lecture-rooms of the First English
Lutheran Church, located on Geary street,
near Gougn, were haiklsoniely decorated
last evening, and a troop of merry children
inado the place resound with laughter and
song. It was the occasion of an entertain
ment given by the Sum lay-school children
ot the church, and its varied and interest
ing numbers were rendered in a manner
which n llecled great credit upon those hav
ing the alTair in charge. The programme
was as f Hows:
Sone, 'In Bethlehem." by Mi<s M. Love so
prano. Kin 1.. Keiiibnld alto, K. .1. Maa» lenor.
and W. E. Hover bass; tableau. "Tbe Wise
Men"; sons, Lottie Nfiinian; recitation, Amelia
Cellaring; tableau, '•The Slieplierdi"; sonp,
Nina (Joillson; lecl'a'.iou. Mar Neuman; tab
leau, "A l'oor Family"; recllulluu, Cordelia
Wetzeu; tableau, "L'li.u ity Scene."
The church (irsauiste. Miss Flora KoJda.
furnished music for the entertainment, and
the Committee of Arrangements con-i.-t«d
of L. MoMurry. J. E. Mu^ser, Cari liirkti
aud Miss Amy Malilin-.ii.
AX OLD CHTKCH.
Sumi'tliing- About One on l.nni; I-land
Over IM Years Old.
The Methodist Church iv Middle Village.
L. 1., has been in existence lu"J years. Out
side of the village, however, the public have
little idea of the eventful history of the
church. One of the members furnishes these
interesting details, taken from existing
"The Middle Village Methodist Church
held its first meeting 132 years ago iv the
house of Janiei Harper, now occupied by
Superintendent Avtniu3, of the Lutheran
Cemeteiy. Its first preacher was Captain
'1 'In. in. i- Webb, who used to wear his regi
mentals v. !.' ii officiating. A green shade
covered one eye, which had been lost in
battle, and his sword uhvays laid alongside
his open Hible.
"The journal of Francis Asbury, the first
lleihodist liishon in America, shows that in
1784, after the Kevolutiou, another society
had been formed at Corona, aud that a local
preacher had that flock, as well as that at
Middle Village, iv Ins circuit. In ITS 9 John
Lee, a brother of Jessp Lee, preached iv
Middle Village, and iv his journal he wrote
discouragingly ot his work among Long
Islanders. It was in 1791 that Mrs. Eliza
beth llnruer, the mother of the founders of
the well-known publbhing-honse in New
York, was converted. She was young, but
her husband had already become a zealous
Methodist. These t«o very largely sup
ported tlie work iv Middle Village. In 17W
an eccentric character, "Billy" Hibbard,
was called, and seven years later the two
cl»s« leaden of tho chnrch were the Rev.
Mitchell Bull and Joseph Harper. At the
recent celebration I'hiliii Harper of liemp
stead, the ollest surviving grandson of Ju
seph and Elizabeth Harper, deiivcied an
address. He said he could well remember
the old corner seat of the church iv which
he used to sit with his Kian'iparents sixty
years ago. Flis grandfather was a very
quiet uinu, but Ilia giandiuother was always
happy shouting when iv church. In his
early life liis grandfather was a carpenter,
and it was while working for Deacon
Collyer of the Dutch Keiormcd Church
that he met bis employer's daughter and
fell iv love with her. Mr. Collyer, alter
some hesitation consented to tbe match.
' t'ntil her death, iv ISO 4, she was actively
identified with the Methodi-t Church. At the
centennial services, at which Piiiilip Barper
made thesy statements, he also relerrcd to
his father, Jame- Harper, wiio was once
Mayor of New York City. His father, the
speaker smd, left the Middle Villaga farm
house at the age of 1U to learn the trade of
a printer. He had read the life of IJenj imin
Franklin, aud hud become so infatuated
with it that h« resolved to learn the trade
which the great philosopher followed when
a >oung man. From what I have told you
of the early history of tlie Kiddle Village
church, as taken from th« records aud
trom tlie statements of Mr. Philip Harper,
you can see that its history lias, inileeu.
been an eventful one. All 1 caro to add is
that its future appears to be blight, and
that m'onoy raised at the centennial services
will be used to build a room for meeliog
purposes adjoining the church edifice." — N.
ENTITLED TO A QUAIiTEB.
A Mathematical Tramp Compromises for
a Very Small Sum of Money.
" Good morning," observed the tramp
casually, as he stepped into the broker's
" S'moruin'," was the reciprocal saluta
" You're a broker. I believe," continued
the tramp, and the broker nodded.
"And a broker is always ready to make a
fair legitimate percentuiu on any transac
tions he may make as an ageut or middle
The broker nodded again.
"Gcod," said the tramp. "Now I have
this i lain business proposition to make, to
wit: By the last Treasury renoits the total
amount of money available for use in this
country is $1.425,000, (XX), which divided pro
latu among the people as enumerated by
the Porter census— by the way, you think
that census is perfectly correct, don't you?"
"Certainly 1 do," responded tha broker,
with good, strong Republican emphasis.
"As I was saying, this total amount di
vided on the basis of that enumeration will
allow to each person $23 25, and I, as duly
enumerated, am logically entitled to that
amount, ain't I?"
The broker nodded.
" Well," continued the tramp, "you Just
keep the $23 that is coming to me and give
me tlie quarter aud I'll make you out it quit
claim. Is It a go?"
The broker handed orer the 25 centi, sayt
the Cape Cod Item.
THE MORNING CALL. SAN FRANCISCO. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 27. 1890-EIGHT PAGES.
Which Do the Jli-n Look for in
Choosing Their Wires.
Harriet Frescott Spofiord Thinks a Woman's
Charms to Her Husband Comes From'
Loveliness of Character.
A besntlful woman will still be beau
tiful at 80, when a pretty woman will
possibly but confront you with tho wreck
ana ruin of her prettiness, and when
she who was a plain woman In her
youth still keeps age at a distance. But the
beautiful womau, writes Harriet Spofford
to the New York Mail and Express, is as
rare as tho p.otty woman is usual; and
what lover thinks of eighty years, or of half
as many, when the lovely Lois sits beside
Who of us cares the loss for the rose be
cause knowing it is soon to fall? The lover
;.- in the present; the woman he loves is the
ecu ter of its atiuoshere; sho is its life, its
supreme expression; all the ngos have been
only lv produce her, and now that she is
here, shall (he work of the age* come to
naught? Jndeed, she is to him imperish
able, so much ali\e that it is impossible to
thiuk of decay and death in connection with
her. He Is not even aware that any of this
is in his inner consciousness; he only knows
that it is life where she is and death where
she is not ; thnt she is indispensable to him ;
that he cannot contemplate the future with
out her; that he feels an ineffable tender
ness toward her; that even her mother, and
that imp of evil, her young brother, share in
her clearness, and that her father is as awful
a being as the Homeric Jove. Her father
may never lose all the aura of this awful
ness ; the brother may come to be viewed in
the light of a nuisanco ami a marplot; the
mother may develop into the hnlfl tltnr ol his
existence, but the wife is a part of himself,
and it is largely in her own pnwer to say
whether it shall be a pait of his higher or
of his lower self.
BEAUTY IS J>OT A Li
lt is not with her beauty that a wife estab
lishes this fact. Although beauty draws us
with a mm tie hair, the hair will break if all
the weight is left upon it lon)». Beauty is
often, l.ut not always the detei mining point
in the beginning, but even the loveliness of
Helen mißtit pall and Income wenrw me, if
it were 1 ot informed with the farger fortuity
of the soul, with the sparkle of intelligence,
with the glance of innocence. These of
themselves create a deathless beauty — the
beauty of expression, of line, of gaze, the
sweetne.-s of the mouth at rest, the gentle
ness ol intonation, that still delights the
lover's when luster :md color and luxurious
outline and all the rhiinu ol ynuth and
bounding life are fai.'ed ;;nd fallen quite
away. "Is she kind us she is fair? For
beauty lies with kindness," says lie who
Boaiched human Baton with tin; strength
of sympathetic imaciusttoßT
'lhey who assure us thnt ft mnn of sense
so needs rest thni companionship at home
with an intellect that keeps his own on the
alert Is l'luden^oiue, not only makes the mis
take of assuming that he is a man of sense,
but are advising us to raise a race of fools —
unless they me.iv that mothers should so
utterly count for nothing that they cannot
even deteriorate the race. But must reunion
remain dunces that men may be pleased "
Alaa, men mi&t take women as they find
t lii-iii, and they tind them escaped from that
Oriental bondage which allowed them, since
they had no souls, to cultivate only the lwdy
and acknowledge no other lord than the
lord of the harem.
I.OVEI.IXKRB OF CHARACTER.
To the plain woman who is a, wife her
want of beauty 13 almost always a grief.
She fancies she might have secured a more
perfect allegiance if she had worn the red
and white of some more ftrtun.ite woman;
.she pities her husband among other men, as
Sir Gawaiu's wife may have done, that his
wife is uncomely; she loDgs to till his eyes
with plea-ure; she would be burned alive If
sue might rise from her ashe* fair onougli to
take the reproach of her imcomeliness away
from him — fair enough to see his gaze follow
her with rapture, bhe does not realize that
it ib herself that he loves, and not an eva
nescent bloom or sparkle; thnt if she has
not beaut; he does nut miss it; that his
eyes follow her now with rapture of another
and better sort; that, fair or foul, he loves
her, and if her eyes were crossed he would
not have them straightened and 50 change
her to one fairer.
Yet no woman need be ugly. If there is
a soul in her body it lias but to begin he
times to show llirong. From her earliest
girlhood the thoughts she thinks, the feel
ings to which she gives way, the tones she
utters, the wishes she indulges, are sculp
turing lines in her face that are capable of
making a beauty all their own— line' whose
writing will remain when bloom fades and
It is in the beginning of manhood and in
the beginning of old age that h man Is cap
tivated simply by a pretty face, endows Us
owner with all imaginary graces of the
spirit, and is in breathless haste to make her
charms his own possession. The malurer
man is far les* subject to a mistaken infutu
ation. The boy looks for beauty, the glow
ing cheek, the melting eye, the lovely lip;
he cannot endure the nrttun, lie will s;iy, of
an unlovely countenance in perpetual evi
WISDOM IX CIIOIIE.
But if the youth awaits a few years wis
dom has found him out, and the wife he
chooses is chosen for wear. Not that such
an element enters into his plans at all— he
should dispise himself if it did— he, too, is
either taken by storm or drifts eently into
the current that, at first a mere wave at his
feet, is presently the all-embracing tide; but
he has become the one not to be taken by
storm or by trifling forces, the one not to
to be. swept away by shallow waters, the
one to whom piettiness alone has very in
sufficient attraction. It is not that lie has
seen the havoc wrought by this mere pretti
ness in the families of his unwise
friends, in tho households of those
Matthews who ate the green apples
which, as some one had said, never did agree
with the human race either in the time of
him or altervvard. It is not that it has seen
the pretty face lose all freshness witu the
first illness or with a few years' wear, while
a sickly, slovenly shape trailed around a
house that was ordered into disorder; nor
that he has seen the face still pretty, still
as empty, unfilled by life's experienci; with
anything more than tirst youth brought; it
is not that lie has seen his friend, once of
some promise, reduced to the unintelligent
level of the wife, or diiven from home to
seek some sort of mental nutrition else
where; it is not that he has seen his fneud
disappointed to the verge of heartbreak,
and looking on the wife has realized what
Browning meant when he said of a pretty
May not Ilklnc he so simple sweet
II love crew there
•TwoulJ undo tlmro
All that limits the efecak to dimple sweet t
It is none nf this that secures htm. It is
that he has become incapable of being at
tracted by that which ravished his fri<*ni.
Yet, after all, let him see what lih will — a
fool at tlie head of another's house, an
iguorant or hearties* or unintelligent
womau. a virago, a sloven, a fright, a blue
stocking, a woman
Whose beauty rtld astonish the surrey
Of rlclie»t eyes,
Whatever it ni.iy be, the circumstance will
not have great influence over his own choice,
for it is to be doubted if any of us ever
learn much of anything by the mistakes of
K*c.h lover of the list thinks that in his
choice there is no mistake, that his love Is
the one woman in whom the race has come
to perfect flower; tliat his home, at any
rate, is to be happiness, his future heaven.
WIT A.NI) GOODNESS KUI.K.
Perhaps it will be. Perhaps the glamor
of a fair face has not blinded his awes to
things that last longer. Perhaps with the
fair face has come to him the lair soul, ton,
the clear mind, the warm heart, the strong
will, the gentle way, the sweet temper. He
may have lound— why not?— beauty and
goodness together, and wit as well. If he
is really to have the happiness hs expects
he must have some measure of all three.
The lover who can see Helen's beauty in
the brow ot Kgypt will usually find what
answers to him for beauty in the one he
loves. But beauty without the goodness
will .soon pall and disgust him ; bxauty with
out the wit will tire him; and goodness
without the others will serve small purpose
beyond filling him with an uncomfortable
remorse for bis own errantry and a pity
that is too painful to be indulged; while wit
alone without the others will presently dis
cover itself in it# loneliness and fill him
with dismay and shrinking.
Beauty and wit alone have made women
the historical sinners of the world, and al
though they have held their sway over
many hearts it has been a brief sway, and
the hearts have never known happiness.
But wit and goodness alone have held kings
in thrall, have marshaled bumble house
holds to gladness, and if their owners had
not Cleopatra's beauty their lover* and
their husbands never knew it.
How and Where the Little Toy Warrior*
Almost every one has seen the toy soldiers,
modeled out ot tin or lead, which are aa f re-
quently encountered hi the play-rooms of
American as of European children. It is
less generally known how roach care Is ex
pended in the manufacture of these little
articles and how many branches of industry
arp concerned in it.
The fabrication of these toys is mainly
performed at Nuremburg and dates from
ihe military enthusiasm aroused by Fred
erick the Great in Germany and throughout
Kurope by bis surprising exploits in tbe
Seven Years' War. The best artists are
hired to furnish models for tbe soldiers, and
they are scrupulously careful to conform to
the military costumes of the period and
country to which the figures are supposed to
belong, says the New York Leoger. The
shapes designed are engraved upon moulds
of slate or brass, into which the melted tin
or lead is poured through a small orifice.
The wages of the men in the foundries aver
age si 70 a week.
Once molded, the toy soldiers have to be
painted, pains being taken to select the
gaudy colors preferred by the children.
This work is done by women at their own
homes, who receive, however, very poor
wages, not amounting to more that SI 50 a
week. The packing is also intrusted to
women. If made of tin, the soldiers are
packed in wooden boxes, all of whico come
from ijnnneberg, in Thuringia. 'The ex
treme cheapness of these boxes indicates the
low wafies of the workmen, nearly all of
whom, it has been observed, die of con
sumption. When the toys are made of
solid lead they are packed in card-board
boxes with glass tops.
This toy soldier industry has prospered
for 130 years, though, as would naturally be
expected, the demand of falls in periods of
prolonged peace, but revives again when a
great international conflict takes place, like
the war of 1812 between France and Ger
LARGEST FILTERS IS THE WORLD
A Chicago ComiAiiy Fitting Out the Ilav-
euport (lo»'») Water-Works.
Water nitration has always been a serious
problem, but it has remained for a Chicago
firm to construct mechanical filters that will
nut only insure a. supply ot pure water,
but will guarantee the cleansing of the sand
through wlticii the water passes. For some
time the Daveuport (Iowa) Water Company
has been engaged in making examination of
the various niters employed In cities all ovor
the United States. A large sum of money has
been expended and the reports of J. 1\
Donahue, the Secretary and Treasurer of
the company, as to the water filtration in
other cities led the stockholders to borrow
5.T00.000 for the construction of the filter
ti'ant. Bids were asked ami the Hyatt Pure
Water Company, the, National Purifying
Company, and tun O. 11. Jowell Filteter
Company and the American Filter Com
pany of Chicago sent in estimates for the
work. Though the latter is the
youngest company in tlie states, the
superiority of Its filters led to a settle
ment between it and the Davenport
company. Yesterday afthrnoon Chester ß.
Davis, the President of the Chicago com
pany, signed thecontracc auJ the work will
bn puslied «t once. The tillers, when
erected, will be \h« targest and finest in the
world. They are of the horizontal style and
ten in number, each seven and a half feet in
diaiuer and thirty feet iv length. Tlie
pofsible capacity of Ihe filters i- 7,j00,<a»0
gallons of pure water a day, while the
easy capacity is u,fI(JO,UOO gallons. The
water is loiced through the filters
under an extreme pressure of 200
pounds to a square inch, aud then
passes downwara through five feet of
sand and through a screen of fine »lik
sßwed through t cylinders of heavy sramlest
tubing made of composition metal. The
sand has beeu brought from Horn Island in
the Gull of Mexico. This sand is of an even
texture and not porous, thus preventing
microbes from clinging to th« particles and
decaying. The great secret of water filtra
tion is the wasting of the sana, and this is
perfected, in the filters of the Chicago com
-1 any. Tlie custom has beeu to have such
large steel plates for filters manufactured at
Pittsburg, but ihe Chicago Steel Kolling
Mills aro now able to handle the plates re
quired by the Davenport Water Company.—
KANGAROO 1g EUROPE.
Having a Trial in i.. nn.inv and Seem* to
Be l>..iri X Well.
The proposal to acclimate kangaroos in
the preserves of Germany was made three
years ago, was discussed at length in the
hunting world, and then dropped out of no
tice. The subject has beon revived within
the last four weeks by two statements
of the success of efforts made in all
quietness to prorogate the new gauie
on German soil. In th« Waldmann Heir
yon 80-elager says: "lv the summer ot
18S0, 1 imported rive kangaroos, two males
and three females. 1 let them out iri my
preserves. They got along splendidly, and
soon adapted themselves perfectly to the
accessible food. They at« gmss and foliage,
and with esuecia! enjoyment the sprouts
of young willows. Three were quite
tame, two shyer ever t.'iau the
deer with which they were often
seen. In November, 1887, one female was
found with her bead broken. In Detfein
ber a strange do^ (hased two males into a
neighboring preserve and a female into tbe
village, where sne was caught and saved.
The other femaUs has remained ou the pre
serve ever since, taking her food with the
other Rume nnd passing through without in
convenience the coldest winter. One of tbe
males, too, has come hack. Kangaroos can
*eather our winters without difficulty, as I
have proved. I shall continue my experi
"The Postal Director Esslinger. iv Metz,"
says tiie Austrian Forestry Gazette, "has
had the almost unprecedented fortune of
the chase to kill a kangaroo iv Europe. The
animal whs a male, about '2 years old,
weighing thirty-three pounds, and from tip
to tail measured five feet. The tail was two
feet long. The body was of a bluish-gray
hue and very fat. The kangaroo had been
.sitn in the vicinity three weeks before it
was shot, and was probably one of a lot set
free in the woods near lionu some time ago."
HOW PLATE-GLASS IS JIADE.
Rolling, Smoothing, Cooling and l'olish
ingr tlie I'late.
A visit to a plate-glass works reveals
nothing more interesting th»n the casting
tables, whence come the heavy plate-glass
that is used in all shop-windows. Tbe
casting tables, tbe Superintendent tells
you. are the most important pieces of
apparatus in the establishment. Sack
table is about '."0 ieet long, 1"> feet wide aud
7 inches thick, fctrips of iron on each side
of the table afford a bearing for the rollers
and determine the thickness of the plate ol
glass to be cast.
The ronzh plate is commonly nine-six
teenths of an inch thick, but after polishing
it is reduced to six or seven-sixteenths. The
casting tables are mounted on wheels and
run ou a track that reaches every furnace
an annealing own In the building.
The table having been wheeled as near as
possible to the melting furnace, the pot of
molten glass is lifted by means of a cratie
audits contents poured quickly out on the
table. Ihe heavy iron roller then passes
from end to end, spreadinp the Klass to a
uniform thirknass. All this is done in half
the time it takes to tell it, each movement
betas made by skilled men tn the quickest
In coutact with the cold metal of the table
the glass cools rapidly. Tnen the door of
the annealing oven is opened an;l the plate of
glass introduced. The floot of the oven is
on the same levvl ns the casting table, so
that the transfer can be made quickly.
When, after several days, the gla;s is
taken out of the oven its surface is very
rouuh and uneven. It is used in this con
dition for skylights and other purposes
where strength is desired rather than trans
parency. The greater part of the glass,
however, is ground, smoothed and polished
as we se.e it in the shops.— X. Y. Times.
Tampering With Another .Han'* Mall.
A story of how a well-known sporting man
put his guardian to the expense of SSOOO by
an intended joke has just leaked out. It
teems that the guardian bad some business
affairs that were being contested in the
courts and needed special attention on ac
count of the big amount at stake. The sport
knew of this, and in order to make himself
popular in his own eyes formed the
idea of Intercepting the mail in
connection with the business affair. It
chanced that about this time a settlement
was offered by one of the persons on con
dition that it should be accepted immedi
ately. This offer was the tirst thing taken,
and for the next week the contents of it
were published pretty thoroughly in the
city. At length when things neared a
climax the facts were confessed, but that did
not prevent the outlay of 85000 because the
offer was not accepted sooner. There is
likely to be more of this.— SpringfUld lie
She Convinced Him.
Mrs. de Coursey— By the way, Pauline, as
I passed the drawing-mom last evening 1
beard you and Mr. Havemeyer engaged in
an animated discussion on some question.
What was it about?
Pauline de Coursey— Why, you see, ma
he was trying to maintain tbat in spite of a
short acquaintance it was a girl's duty to
kits her acknowledged lover.
Mrs. de Coursey— Well, the idea! I never
heard of such audacity. Of course you up
set his argumentative fabric?
Pauline— Yon bet I did, ma. Why 1 con-
Tlnced him in no time that it was tbe lover's
4uty to klsn the girl.— Binghamton Leader.
An imtorsant feature has been eliminated
from the Presidential problem aince Mrs.
Belvn Lockwood decided that "she uerer
again could consent to be a candidate.
WONDERS OF NATURE.
A Cable Made Up of Strands
Finer Than Can Be Seen.
Shooting Stan— A Meteoric Bombardment of
the Earth That Does Hot Hut Us-Ta«
Air Acts as an Armor Plate.
"As fine as silk" is a common phrase to
typify extreme fineness or delicacy of tex
ture. But if you want a simile that
will discount that one say, "As fine as
a spider's web." There Is nothing of tex
tile kind so fine as that. Tbe strand spun
by a spider is as much smaller than a thread
of silk as tbe latter is smaller than a tele
graph pole. This seems like oxaegeration
when you casually look at the spider's work
manship and then at the silkworm. Hut
you never saw a single strand in the spider's
thread. The strands are so fine that you
couldn't see them with the naked eye.
What you really see when you look at the
spider's delicate thread is a cable composed
of thousands of strai d«, and the way the
little animal makes this cable is one of na
ture's greatest wonders.
If you look closely at a spider d urine
its business hours you will see that its
thread comes from a circular spot near the
extremity. In this spot are from four to
six knobs, tbe number depending upon the
kind nf spider. If you happen to have n
particularly good pair of eyes yon can dis
tinguish tlifse knobs. Each of the knobs is
full of minute holes, so small that a good
microscope is necessary in order to see them.
Through theso holes the delicale strands
are spun. About an eighth of an inch from
the Holes tlie strands are joined together,
and the result is the spider's thread, with
which all of us are so familiar.
MAKISS A CABLE.
The little spinner aitends to business
as closely aud as carefully as doei the wea
ver of the five.st silk fabric. 1; has on each
foot three claws, one of which is a sort of
thumb, while the others are toothed like a
comb. These claws are constantly used to
keep the strands from tangling before they
are j.'iued in the tli i e.nl. 1 lie material from
vu.icli the thread is made is .-envied in the
animal's body. It is a glutinous substauce,
aud the strands dry while they aie passing
from the littln apertures to the point wheie
they aie joined together. One authority on
this subject, Keaumur, calculated that it
would take lvov spidei strands to occupy a
space Hjiul to the point ot a needl 1 . while
another, Leuweuweck, estimated that it
would take 4.0i)0,00u of them tv make a
tlireati as large as a hair.
iiut while tlie spider's work 13 the more
deiiiate that of the silkworm is tlie more
u>eful. Nearly half of all tiie people in the
world live in China and India, and all of
them, ex. ept the very i oorest, wear silky
goods as commonly as we wi-ar cotton. As
it takes t.'ie labor of neai ly a tlmusaud silk
worm to make one. pound nf silk, you can
see what an enormous industiy nsults from
this tiny thread siiiumng. Unlike the spiuer,
w hose spinning works are ai the lower ex
tremity, the silkworms factory is near its
month. The crude material is seemingly
much alike in the two classes of spinners — a
L'uiomy or glutinous pulp. The spinning ap
purtenances, however, are entirely differ
ent, the silkworm making only two strands
lor its thread, ittiila the spider makes thou
ADVENTURES OF A SILKWORM.
The lite and adventures of a silkworm
made an interesting story. The first stage is
an egg laid by a bulterrlv. This egg pro
duces what we call a grub or uiaucot. The
animal is quite small in infancy, but its
growth is so rapid tiun its Clothes are con
- 1 11; tialiy getting too small. Wnen it is a few
days old its growth makes the skin too tight,
this coveriug splits open on the back, ti>e
animal coiiihs out like the outgrown trousers
of a boy. This change occurs four or five
times before the maggot becomes a full
grown Ciiterpillar. Then after a short stage
of maturity, the caterpillar linds the infirm
ities of age coining on, and it makes ar
rangements to literally "shuttle off this mor
tal coil." lly ibis tufie it nas secreted in its
body the raw material from which it spins
Alter selecting some scnffold-Uke place
the caterpillar nrst spins some flossy silt
which attaclies to whatever is convvnient
Then it begius to wind its threads round
and round until it haa enveloped itself, as
, the carpet-moth grub does, in what is called
-a. cocoon, generally a little larger than a
pigeon's egg. When the cocoon is completed
tiie worm sheds its last suit of cloihes and
carefully tucks them down at the lower end
of its bouse. Then it goes to sleep. While
it sleeps a new and very thin skin furuis,
wonderful changes talca place in the ani
mal's anpenraDce, soon the head end of the
cocoon breaks op>*n, and out comes not the
caterpillar but a beautiful butterfly !
BOMBARDMENT OK THE EARTH.
AH the cannon shots that have been fired
since the hrst cannon was cast do not equal
in point of cumber the, bombardnieot that
our earth undergoes every twenty-four
hours. If you will look at the sky one of
these clear December nights you will soon
see one or more of the Familiar "shooting
stars," so called, darting through a portion
of the heavens. They are not stars, but
small particles of the material out of which
stars and worlds are made. They are com
posed of the same elements that ttxi.it in the
stars, in the comets and in all the nebulous
waiter that is distributed throughout the
Meteors and aerolites, which are the cor
rect names of these luminous little bodirs,
are fired into the earth's atuiospnere at the
computed rate of 400,000,000 in twenty-four
hours. The bombardment Is perpetual,
though we cfcn see. the missiles only at
night. But tiie earth's defensive works are
perfect. They are not made of stone or o(
earth embankment-, but ot air. Yes, tbe
earth's atmosphere is a perfect defense
Irum all the shots fireid at us from outer
space, for i: not only stops tbe missiles but
burns them up. Of all the meteors shot at
the earth not one reaches the ground, the
faction produced by theli great velocity
through tin' ui>per air acting ou them like a
bin- 1 furnace, ou a sheet of paper, aud only
minute CMtaJM fall harmlessly.
THOSE THAT IK) SOT BURN.
Occasicnally one of these missiles is so
large that it escapes total destruction by the
aunospliete. That is, the terrible heat gen
erated by the friction does not reach the
center ot the missile, and therefore the htort
of it, so to speak, renehes tlie emth. This
class of bouie-i are called aerolites. Notoue
in a million of the liviy little bodies salely
runs the gauntlet of the atmosphere, reaches
the eurth and thus earns the uamu of aero
lite, meauing air-stone.
T here ar« a few; but very few, well au
thenticated cases of large aerolites reaching
the earth. One was lound in Siberia, a
mass of irou and nickel, whicu weighed
nearly a ton. There is one in liueuos Ayres
parily buried iv the ground, whose weigul is
estimated at lt> tons, and another iv brazil,
weighing about half as much. But there is
no case on record of a i er»on being struck
by an aerolite, and niih the practically in
vulnerable defense that even atmosphere
alfords we needn't care if thrice fuur hun
dred million meteors be fired at us every
THK AERIAL OCEAN.
Thus it seems, that on tbe surface of tbe
earth we are living at the bottom of an
oceau more than 100 miles deep. It is the
aerial ocenn, and in some respects it is sim
ilar to the Atlantic or tlie I'acific Oceau. It
is thought by some of our foremost scien
tists that there is a well-defined suiface to
this ocean, on which are great aerial waves,
exaggerated lonus of what we see on the
suriace of water. Other scientists, how
ever, btlieve that the density of the air
gradually diminishes in proportion to tho
distance from the earth's suriace, and that
the extreme upper limits is indistinguisha
llowever this may be, we know that the
air is a fluid body, that it has weight and
elasticity, and that every square inch of it
weighs fifteen pounds. This means the
weight of one square inch at the bottom,
reaching up to the top of the aerial ocenn.
There is, consequently, an immense air
piessure on every person, but we don't feel
it because the pressure is equal on all sides
of us. If it were only downward it would
fasten us to the earth as tightly as a fly caught
:in a glue pot.— L 11. Webb in Fittsburg Dis
Stilt Critically 111.
There was no chaDge last night in the
critical condition of Alexander Q. A bell, who
has been confined to his residence at 1027
Washington street. Ills piiysieans bare
but little nope of his recovery.
AT THK Y. M. C. A.-Hey. J. B. Siewart, D.D.,
assoclat* pastor of tin; First l'resbjlerian
Churcb, will deliver an address befuie the Young
Men's Christian Association tomorrow altar
noun. He will deliver me same addreas he cafe
In the First freiby terian Uiurcu on the evaulog
of November am, and repeals It by special re
quest of the assoclailon.
Emperor William eats four meals a day—
a substantial breakfast of eggs, meat, etc.,
at 7:30; second breaklast »t noon, consisting
ol soup, meat and vegetables ; a regular din
ner at 6 6 clock, and a light supper at about
At a recent wedding in New Tom the
bride, wbo prides herself on her social posi
tion, appeared with her pet dog, a white
satin bow on hts neck and a bunch of fresh
orange flowers twisted in hit forelock.
M. J. FLA Vl & CO.,
924 TO 930 MARKET STREET,
Tliroijigiti to Ellis.
SO CASES OF
Men's and Boys' Suits and Overcoats
IETe-w Year I
YOU WILL BE ASTONISHED if you visit us to-day
and see what we are offering as New- Year inducements-
The whole display is most tempting, but most tempting of
all are these special lines of
FANCY CASSIMERE SUITS - $5.00 : worth $10.00
SLATER FLANNEL SUITS - - $7.50 ; worth $12.50
Silk Mixed CASSIMERE SUITS SIO.OO; worth $15.00
Fancy Striped and Checked Suits $ 1 2.50 : worth $17.50
LATEST STYLE BLUE AND BLACK CHEVIOT
SUITS .... $ 1 5.OO; worth $2250
Imported Scotch Tweed Suits - - $ 1 7.50 : worth $25.00
IMPORTED CHEVIOT SUITS - $20.00 ; worth $25.C0
For the NEW YEAR— the largest stock of fine HATS
to be found in the United States ; any and all of the "pre
vailing styles of the world are to be found within it Be
gin the New Year under
A NEW TILE!
To-day we are offering for the New Year :
FUR STIFF HATS, Latest Blocks, 52.00
FUR STIFF HATS, Special Trim, 52.50
WIDE BAND STIFF HATS - - $3,501
Our Wide Band Stiff Hats at $3.50 challenges the
world to produce its superior, a better hat than is sold any
where for $5.
Arrived Today tor die lew Year!
80 dozen NECKWEAR, New Shades and Patterns, at
THESE ARE GENUINE NEW- YEAR BARGAINS.
M. J.lffiS CO.,
CLOTHIERS AND OUTFITTERS,
924, 526, 928 and 930 Market Street,
Ttiro-u-gl^. to Ellis.
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HAVE YOU USED IT?
If not, you will find it adapted to
all kinds of surfaces, the best form
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cheaply applied. Leading Archi
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j'l.i/n and y".ty Hall. Is tbe model hotel of the
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Francisco provided with ftre-eacape-*. tvery room
is large ami airy, wltb perrect ventilation and ni.-iir
niflcvntly furnished. Table exc*»lleut. iTlce $1 25
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Gray hair or whlakers changed to a gloMy
Mai'k by a single anpliratlon of thU Dye.
It hnparU a natural color, act* Instantane
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malt I«m TbtUTuaVTT
aHlll SWATNPS -
VOTICEIS HKREBT GIVEN THAT A CERTt-
Li fied copy of the assessment book of the taxable
property or the Cltv and County of San Framiioo,
real estate, personal property anrt Dupont strees
widening, for the year 1890 has this day beeu re
celveil; that the State, city anil County tales far
said year are now due and payahle at the oQiee of
the undersigned, first floor new City Hall.
Notice Is also hereby given that taxes on personal
property for state purposes are also due. Taxes
will become delluqueut on Monday, the 29th day of
December, 1890. at 6 o'clock r. m.. and unless paid
prior thereto 0 percent will be added to the amount
To facilitate business tax-payers will please send
for their bills as early as possible. This eoarse will
pi i -n.it yon to avoid tbe rush later in the season.
In order to accommodate those unable to attaml
during Un day the office will be open In the evening
from 7 to 9 o'clock from Monday, the 2'Jd day of
December, until Saturday, the "J7th dar of Decem
ber, both days Inclusive.
N. B.— l'osltlvely no checks received after Friday.
December 19, 18S0.
Tax Collector of the City and County of Sin Fran
Dated Monday. October 27, 1890. noS
Naber, Alfs & Brune
WHOLESALE LIQUOR DKALERS.
323 AND 323 MARKET STREET,
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The purest and best Whiskey in the market
for Medicinal and Family use. Sold by all
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__^ noB cod tf
Strictly European Plan, Absolutely Fireproof.
OPENED DECEMBER 1, 1890.
ROOMS HAVE SUNLIGHT ENTIRE DAT. THE
only strictly first-clmss hotel tn San Francisco.
Magnificent appointments. Unparalleled In beauty
and brilliancy. Unquestionably the most beautiful
and luxuriously furnished hotel In America. Kootns
.en suite wltb baths ot latest exposed sanitary
plumbing. Electric lights throughout. Every con
venience for comfort of guests. Most centrally
located, being in midst or amusements, art galleries,
shops and other places of Interest. Its eulsloe Is of
a peculiar excellence. Restaurant and servlc* per
fect. Half portions served. Koouis $1 ner day and
upward. BORD * KINZLER. Managers.
THE WEEKLY CALL at ?i 25 P «
year affords an opportunity for
•very person who desires to be
informed on the •vents of the
day, or to read choice literature
to keep constantly a supply of
fresh and interesting reading
matter on hand,
Mb.al Hivim Lessee and Proprietor
Mb. Alphsd Rodvikb Manager
MATINEE TO-DAY AT 8 P. M.
' A«mOM B ' • "DTOUKNOWT"
HOLIDAY p R /HE
EVERYBODY LAUGHTER 1
DELIGHTED! COMEDT , W " I
• •-• •!* ♦ • REFINKD •
Tbe Best Company Ever Presenting Tbis Bast ot
Every Evening at 8.
HOLIDAY MATINEE NEW YEAR'S DAY
Prices— 24c. SOc and 75c
Seats for New Week now ready.
O^^oTpa^^' I^^ aRA * D ENOUSH
ORPHEUM OPEBA HOUSE.
Gustav Walteb Sole Proprietor and Manager
The manacciumit announce tin- following
repertoire of »imth* to be iiroilucnd in
rapid Kurce.«mion by the Hpss (irand Oiiora
Coinp 113 dnrliitc their rvuiuiniac fouitrru
wee »* ru;a(riiieiil : t tin- Orpheum (l|ii;i
BOHEMIAN (.li:i, AID*, FLYING
DUTCHMAN, DAIUVHTEROFTIIE ltl-;<;l-
ME.M', CAK'IEN, .tIAKKIAfSE OF H-
I. A <). MItiNON, BAItKKK OF SKVILLK.
NdKMA, HUOL'KNOTS, KOISKRT I. K
DIABLE, DON JI7A>, MAGIC FLUTE,
C. t». HISSS OBAVII OPERA COMPANY.
To-Day (Saturday) Deci-rabrr a?th.
MATINEK AT 2 O'CLOCK,
MOI7RI, BUTAI. HAMILTON IN THK
TO-NIOHT (SATURDAY) DIfIEKBKB l-'TTH,
LUCIA BI LAMMKKMOOK.
L'ALLKMANU. Jl ItTENS, HAMILTON F M
And tbe World's Ureatest Tenor,
SIGNOIt ALIIEKT OUILLK
lu the principal roles.
Sunday nlirht TRAVIATA
Rki'Khtoixk Kut \Y i.i.K. or Deckhbek S9TEL
Monday William Tull
Taesilay Bohemian Orrl
Thursday La Travl ta
Friday Bohemian i.u .
Saturday Fautt •
Sunday Bohemian <;irl
Granu Matinkk Saturday.
Reserved seats 5Uc, 75c aud $1
MEW CALIFORNIA THEATER.
Handsomest Theater in the World.
MR. AL HAYMAN Lciyi .unl IT >>■'■■ i-
MR. UABKI iIA.N.N Minijar
MATINEE TO-DAY AT t.
TO-NIGHT AT 8.
The tilant Pioneers ot Illfh-Clas? Vaudeville,
s W e^s. SPECIALTY
MR. SI. 11. LKA\ ITI Lc^eu auJ fri>prid:ar
MR. J.J. WrtIAJU ■!,..,:
MATINEK TO-DAY AT 2. -
TO-NIGHT AT 8.
THK • Tbe Teuton and the Celt.
! GUS WILLIAMS,
gueat j JOHNTi KELLY.;
.' In the Funny Musical Satire. :
festival. ! :....Vt....Pt .."T."..: I
Wallenbod Jk Sjtockwcll, Lesae»s and M.^ni; jri
ZZII This Eveuinc at H O'clock.
THE TWO (iREAT BILLS.
okkat ROUGH DIAMOND
co,.ti>-ck S; TUENED UP.
CROWDED ! by •
KlU.l.l.Mi BROS. rToprietor* aud Maaa^en
comb : :
Tlip ■ IIIKI.H
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enjoy : :
Popular Prices— 2sc and SOc.
Powell Street, Oppos te Balilwin Hotel.
SCHWARTZ BROS Sole Proprietor!
JUUN E. CAIN Manager
SUNDAY MATINEE AT t O'CLOCK!
1. AST WEEK O F
Th • tlieatei will I'liisc Snnday. Derpmher
2Kth, in order to complete the ItuiMlng and
to nittUe extensive pit par., t i"n- for a sea
son of grand opera.
WILL REOPEnTaNUARY 26TH
C. P. HESS' GRAND OPERA COMPANY.
GRAND OPERA HODSE.
EVKKY EVENING AND
GKAND MATINEE TO-DAY.
PEOPLE TURXKIKiAVAY IN DROVES. *
In the greatest of all military plays.
See the Great Balloon Asoension.
8«« tbe i ; rent Battle Srene.
See the ( ■ rainl TranstormatiDn St-eße.
POPULAR PRICKs7?Sc, SOc, 33c. 25c.
BY SIKI IA I. BEQI'EST.
VLADIMIR DE PACHMANN,
Tbe Worid-renowned Pianist, will appear In
two more concerts
MISCKI.I. VNKOI S PROGRAMME.
SATI'BDAI MATIN KE. DEC. -■7111.
At :i f. *
MONDAY EVCMSB, DEC. »9th.
Box slice: open dally from 9 a. m. to 5 r. x., at taa
nrmmis! ot F. W. SI'ENCER ft fo . TU Market
st.. second door.
Chlokerlnc Piano U<rd i\< u-n ,: . -
JtOJJLER^K ATINC J«IN K^
M KCH ANICS' PAVILION. S
5000 PAIRS of the LATEST ROLLER SKATKS. ""\
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TIKMIIV, ! ECEMBKR 30th.
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tbe Starters In the jn-at Two-mile
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8300 TO THE WINNER
M.W vkau'S KVE the Rink will be closed at S
p. If., but will reopen at 10 a. m. New Year's Morn
NEW TEAR'S NlOHT— Great 24-hoars go-as-you
please ou akatea.
ADMISSION. 25 CENTS.
ANNUAL CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS
FUSE rf.9TIYAL.4ND BALL,
At SARATOGA HALL, 814 Geary St.. bet. Hyde and
Lamm, SATURDAY, Dec. 27. lMtfu, comiueuciug at
4 o'clock p. m. Admission, 30 cents. Subscription
list open at the society's ball. 71 New Montgomery
»t., dally trom 18 to 3 o'clock r. n. d2l SuTuThSa i
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einy, 71 Ktm Moatgomerr »t— New ar- aw
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at llttl* cost; Gentj exclusively (bezlunar^) ukA
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decay, wasting weakness, last manhood, etc., I will
mat * valuable trwtttae (sealed t containing tuti
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