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POOR PEOPLE'S CHRISTMAS TO-DAY. The Salvation Army Dinner Will be Given at Noon. And Directly Afterward the Chil dren's Gifts Will be Dealt Out by Santa Claus. From the first appeal in behalf of the Salvation Army's Christmas din ner and children's Christmas tree, made through the "Record-Union" a wetk or so ago, there has at no time been the •lightest cause to fear that the money necessary to carry out the worthy ob ject would not be forthcoming. The first day's response was a hearty one, showing that the plan had pleased the public, and from that time on money was contributed liberally until the fund exceeds the sum asked by about $200. Always at the holiday season the gen eral public has been willing and anx ious to help the poor, but no such com prehensive plan for reaching them as that adopted by the Salvation Army had ever been proposed, and money that would have cheerfully been giv^n to help make Christmas a happy occa sior for the poor and needy has been diverted to other paths. The "Record-Union" is gratified at having been able to assist so material ly in such a worthy undertaking as that of feeding the hungry and cloth ing the needy, and congratulates the member! of the Salvation Army on the splendid success they have achieved by their self-sacrifice and enterprise. The generous response of the public to the appeal for funds has made it possible for these good people to broaden the scope of their undertaking:. So much money has been received that it will be possible to provide Christmas dinners for a greater number of per sons than originally contemplated, and also to extend the age limit of the children to be provided with clothing and Christmas gifts. So, also, will it be possible for the Salvation Army to send to the homes of poor and feeble persona more good things than they at first believed would be possible. All of which is very cheering. For the last two days and nights ths array members have been busily en gaged in cooking and otherwise prepar ing for to-day's feast, and the tables at Smith's Hall will surely present a tempting sight, even to those who arc able to purchase the good things of the land for themselves. This dinner will also be a valuable object lesson to such of the well-to-do portion of the community as may be present. It will demonstrate to them more eloquently and forcibly than all the newspaper and public ap peals that could be offered how much better it makes one to give than to receive—to be able to relieve hunger and distress among fellow-beings over whose lives have long hung the clouds of adversity, of poverty, of sickness, of suffering and of hunger. The dinner will take place at Smith's Hall on Seventh street, between X and L. and the doors will open at 11 o'clock a. m. It is expected that there will be room at the tables for all that will pro sent themselves, though it may be nec essary to set more than one table. After all shall have had sufficient to eat the three Christmas trees will take the places of the dinner tables and the distribution of clothing and toys among the children will take place. Santa Claus will be there in all his glory and H< ur-snow, much to the delight of the little ones. Music by the Salvation Aimy band will be discoursed while the distribution goes on. The evening praise service will be held at the same place at 7 o'clock at which Adjutant Wood will officiate. Little Clifford Smith was on his way down town yesterday to buy some toys with his dollar, when one of the collect or? boarded the car on which he was riding. His mother asked him whether he had rather buy his toys or give his money for the poor children, and he did the latter without hesitation. A visit to Barrack No. 2 last night disclosed a busy scene. Packages of various sizes and shapes were heaped up in apparently inextricable con fusion. Toys lay in heaps, and the members were busily employed, under the supervision of Captain Fletcher, in . .ng and numbering them. Each child that has made application has re -1 a number, and its name and ad dress have been taken. Every package has been labeled and numbered with One of the names, and the little one will receive the gift destined for it to-day. This, of course, entailed much labor, but was all accomplished. At Smith's Hall Captain Lewis was presiding over a different scene. Here lay turkeys and chickens piled up, amounting to about 350 pounds, while B of beef and other meats lay around on the taM'-s. Men were stuff ing and trussing the turkeys, while were putting them into the oven and keeping up the fires. Theiv were picking ducks and chickens, while others were chopping suet and stoning raisins for the puddings. fTJX Water VS} —nothing but water. That's all you need v^ with Pearline. Don't use any soap /*7***^sT w^^ lt- what we claim is true, that \. J\\ Pearline is better than soap, the i y" "^\ jasl soap doesn't have a chance to do L/ / *^-~^ any WOl*k- It's only in the way. /^\ K^^- \^- '■ I Besides, some soaps mi^ht cause tr, —-^ / / trouble—and you'd lay it to \~ fJ l^T***^ Pearline. You'll never get Pearl v^Y f V I me's very best work till you use it just i^^^^te *"""> as recte<^ on c package. Then \^*2 '**% Sm sS you'll have the easiest, quickest, most economical way of washing and cleaning. 477 111% §A § &ra Your Nerves 7 Pretty Shaky, Aren't They? M HU It Your Digestion ? Pretty Poor, Isn't It ? 11U 11 Thin Is Your Biood ? Almost Like Water, Eh ? ONE THING will Make a Whole Man of You That is DR. HENLEY'S Celery, Beef and Iron Try t ease, it will Make a "New" Woman of Your Wife And She Won't Want to Vote, Either 11 FOR SALE BY ING & ALLEE, 712 J STREET- SACRAMENTO DAILY ESCOBD-UyiOK, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1893, Dozens of pies were stacked up in the j closets, huge pans of baked pork and ; beans were scattered around, and bar- i rels of potatoes, all nicely peeled and ready for cooking, stood near. After the evening's exercises were I over at the barracks the brothers and sisters went to the hall and the three Christmas trees were set up, a large one in the center with a smaller one on each side, and hung with the presents that are to gladden many a child's heart to day. Four tables were set the length of the hall, seating- about 175 persons, and they will probably be filled two or three times to-day. The members of the army expected that it would take them nearly or quite all night to complete their work and have everything in readiness for to day. The following subscriptions have been made in addition to those published yesterday: S. Dwyer $5 00 Hale Bros. & Co.'s clerks 1- 10 Sacramento Lodge, K. of P 5 00 Walhalla Grove, No. 6, U. A. O. D. 5 00 Clifford Smith 1 00 J N. Larkin, open-air concert sur plus 27 HO Clifford Smith (little boy) 1 00 Frankie Pendry (little boy) 50 Mrs. Toll 1 00 Cash 20 10 Cash 1 00 Employes State Printing Office. .1$ 85 Cash 40 00 Kettle on street corner 4 19 Late last night the "Record-Union" was requested to announce that the quantity of toys on hand Is so great that all children who have not been fortunate enough to receive Christmas sifts are invited to be on hand this afternoon and be supplied by the Sal vation Army. No matter whether they have re ceived tickets or not, they will be wel come, and may share in the distribution. A MERITED COMPLIMENT. Presentation by Cemetery Employes to Superintendent Ficks. The employes of the City Cemetery last evening assembled at the residence of George W. Ficks, the Superintendent, OlOVa Seventh street, and presented him with a handsome silver tea set, properly engraved. Fred Kripp made the pre sentation speech, and spoke of the es teem and friendship they all felt for Mr. Ficks. The recipient was taken entirely by surprise, but responded feelingly to the kind words that accompanied the gift. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Ficks, assisted by her daughters Edna and Blanche, and a merry Christmas Eve was spent. 'The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. George W. Ficks, Miss Edna Ficks, Miss Blanche Ficks, Fred Kripp, N. H. Mohns, S. Berck, G. Hoit, M. Reardon, J. Wilson, E. D. Measure, Frank Kunz, J., and I. Custis. BADLY BEATEN. Two Drunken Men Abuse an Inoffen sive Stranger. Last night word was sent to the police station that two drunken men had badly beaten an inoffensive man named Donley in the Assembly saloon, and had taken from him his umbrella, beaten him over the head with it and carried it off, and were terrorizing pedestrians in the vicinity of Ninth and M streets. The patrol wagon was sent out twice in search of them, and the second time it brought In one, named William Shee han, who was locked up on a charge of disturbing the peace. HOTEL ARRIVALS. Arrivals at the Golden Eagle Hotel yesterday: Ben Levy, T. R. Hutchin son, Frank M. A very, San Francisco; H. M. Pabst, Philadelphia; James W. Sheridan, Chicago; John T. Lomon, St. Helena; J. R. Smith, Springfield; A. T. Hatch, Suiaun. Weather Notes. The Weather Bureau reports show the highest and lowest temperatures yester day to have been 52 and 32 degrees, with brisk to high northerly winds and clear weather prevailing. The highest wind velocity recorded was 24 miles per hour. The barometrical readings at 5 a. m and 5 p. m. were 30.34 and 30.28 inches, respectively. The highest and lowest temperatures one year ago yesterday were 51 and 38 degrees, and one year ago to-day 44 and 33 degrees. River, 12 feet. Mrs. Donahue's Christmas Gift. Judge Johnson yesterday presented Abbie L. Donahue with a Christmas present in the shape of a decree di vorcing her from James J. Donahue. Cruelty was the ground alleged for the divorce. Sutter Club Dinner. The annual dinner of the Sutter Club, which was announced to take place on the evening of December 27th, has been postponed to a date to be fixed later. What about catarrh and its cure? Ca tarrh is a constitutional disease and is caved by impurities in the blood. Hood's Sarsaparilla is the constitutional rem edy which cures catarrh. VOICE OF THE PRESS. ! Expressions From the Newspapers of Interior California. Santa Cruz Surf: The average stature of the American people has been per . ceptibly raised within the past three days and to a degree more marked than could be attained in three genera tions by the most effective scientific breeding along the most approved lines of evolution. Exactly what physiological changes, if any, have taken place we are not pre pared to state, but every man one meets is holding his head a little higher, his i chest is expanded a little fuller, and his legs do not sag at the knee as they did last week. The Utopian dream of the prophets and philosophers, concerning the time when Americans should be one people, has had a literal fulfillment. Even If this state be but temporary, a revelation like that on the Mount of Transfigura tion, so to speak, it has demonstrated a truth which all men will hereafter hold with hope and confidence. PACK YOUR FRUIT NEATLY. Marysville Appeal: Considerable dis cussion has been going on among the growers as to the relative points in the case of Boxes vs. Sacks for packing, and the matter is to be taken up at the December meeting of the Horticultural Society. The style of packing is of j greater importance to the grower than • would appear on first blush. Boxes are always preferable, or should be to the grower, and the honest dealers will not ask for sacks. Sift the thing down and you will find when they want fruit packed in sacks they "work it over," to use a trade expression, pack it in fancy boxes themselves and get better prices per pound where the fruit is only good on the face of the box. It needs no ex pert to recognize the fact that if a dealer who "works over" fruit, packs a lot of inferior peaches on the bottom, puts a layer of high-grade ones on the top and sells the product at a high grade price It is going to militate against the California grower. The issue in point really is the Shylock Eastern dealer vs. the supposed innocent grower. The dealer knows better than anyone else that the goods that are packed nicely in a neat looking box sell more rapidly than the goods made up in packages of sacks. ENGLAND'S POSITION. Oakland Times: Lord Salisbury has placed Great Britain in a position from which it will be difficult to extricate her without war or a recognition of the con tention by Venezuela backed by the United States, for arbitration on the disputed boundary line. In the event of war England's supremacy in the East would be at an end, for Russia is only waiting the time when the former will embroij herself with another power to such an extent as to cripple her war re sources, so as to force a passage to the open sea which would, at all times, be a menace to Great Britain's possessions in the Eastern Hemisphere. With an open outlet in that direction Russia would soon assert herself mistress of the sea as well as dictator on land. PATRIOTISM STRONG. Santa Cruz Sentinel: The patriotic manner in which the President's mes sage relative to the enforcement of the Monroe doctrine in the Venezuelan dis pute is received by the coun try is very gratifying. It shows that i patrotism is strong enough to extin -1 guish partisanship in the hearts of the i people. It would not be safe for any | public man to do otherwise than ap plaud the bold assertion of the Monroe I doctrine in the President's message, and it would have been suicidal for the President to have taken lower ground than he did. The force behind the mes sage and the Senatorial cheers resides in the American masses, regardless of classes or parties. THE PHILADELPHIA STRIKE. Fresno Republican: The car em ployes are striking for better wages, shorter hours and the privilege, which is now denied them, of belonging to the association of street railroad em ployes. The events leading to the strike are not detailed in the dispatches, but as such employes are apt to work long hours on short pay, it is not at all im probable that the grievances may be very genuine. Nevertheless, and t,ui> posing this to be the case, the advi sability of striking must be very much doubted. THE MONROE DOCTRINE. San Jose Herald: The telegraph is bringing over the land and under the sea the story of public opinion con cerning the President's message. If Great Britain was surprised at the message, she will perhaps be more sur prised at its reception by the American people. Apparently the other European Powers will share her surprise. The news to date from across the At | lantic indicates that the message is looked upon as a mere third-term dodge, which will be repudiated by at liast half the American people. When such opinions were expressed Congress and our people had not been heard from. Now they have spoken, and their utterance is as unmistakable as Pres ident Cleveland's message. Republic ans, Democrats and Populists all sps.ik I the same thought. North, South, East and West stand together. All are sim ply Americans ready and able to main tain the doctrine of "America for Americans." AN ADDLED PRESS. Los Angeles Herald: A number of the Old World papers persist in construing: President Cleveland's recommendation that a commission be allowed him by ' Consrress with which to investigate th<? ! merits of Venezuela's claim to juris : diction over the disputed territory, into ■ an assumption by this Government of the right to itself arbitrate the contro versy. As of course the foreign editor ran read, this distortion of the Pres ident's meaning must be hccfcQM h< cannot or will not understand what ).•■ reads. To those who have read the Pi donfs message with a reasonable de sree of calmness it is plain that t'i< ' business of the commission would i • t • i ascertain the merits of tho boundary dispute for the satisfaction of the United States; to br'.ig i»ut those facts that would be developed by an arbitra tion court, so that \vh:f.- \«r p>»ltfan the United Sta f.es assumes us tho result cf Great Britain's continued refusal to arbitrate shall be taken intelligently. If the investigation of the commission shows that England is right in her claims, there will be nothing for this Government to do but to allow her to take possession of the territory in dis pute. But if, on the contrary, the com mission concludes that in its opinion the British Government is wrong, this Government will be obliged to adhere to its demand that England relinquish her claims or submit to a court of arbi tiatioh selected by both the interested Governments. There is absolutely no room for the assertion that this Gov ernment intends to force itself Into the position of arbitrator. THE STORY OF TACOMA. Los Angeles Express: The story that comes down from Tacoma with its de faulting banks.empty treasury and dis honest officials and citizens should be a warning to other cities to watch care fully those who have control of public affairs. It is such a story as has proba- | bly never been told in this country be- ! fore. It includes every descriptie-n of j dishonesty, every crime and vice, and j j if it were told in a romance it would be considered a wild flight of the imagina tion of the author and utterly improb- I able. * * * There is a lesson in it for other municipalities, however, just 1 as there was a. lesson in the disclosures I of rottenness in New York politics, and that lesson is that Americans as a rule are criminally careless in their indiffer ence to municipal affairs. They seem to think that the management of the city in which they live is a matter of no im ' mediate concern to them, and they rather pride themselves on paying no attention to local politics. And yet the exact reverse of this condition of af fairs should exist. We should watch most closely what most closely affects us. National affairs, as a rule, are far less important than municipal, and yet the latter are always neglected for the former; the result is a continual com plaint that municipal matters are be ing dishonestly managed; that the peo ple are being robbed, and that there is ! a scandal in connection with this or that office or department of the city government. The blame is with the people who neglect their duty as citi zens, and who willfully allow political corruption to grow up around them without making- an effort to control It until it has reached extraordinary pro portions. AN IDEA. Colusa Sun: No man in his proper senses can desire war. Great fortunes will be made out of a war if we are so unfortunate as to get into one, but what man would be willing to wade through a sea of blood for mere money? A war with England would mean rivers of blood; it would mean suffering and want, tears and desolation of hearth stones; it would mean a burden of debt heaped on this country that would be a mortgage on its industry for a cent ury; it would mean a broader line be tween the rich and the poor. The voice of the "Sun" has not been for war; on the other hand, it has been distinct ively for peace. There is no doubt in the mind of the editor as to whether the Monroe doctrine is worth a war. The people of the country, however, seem to be of the opinion that it is, and, knowing that fact, the President was justified in writing the message even if he himself would be unwilling to pay the terrible price for its maintenance. England has valuable territory for which to contend—we have an idea. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. A. T. Hatch, the Solano fruit-grower, is at the Golden Eagle. L. B. Littlefield, Jr., of the Honcut "Pendulum" is here for Christmas. Ralph Lavenson is here from the State University to spend the holidays with his parents. Miss Nettie Franks of San Francisco is visiting this city for a few weeks, the gueat of Mrs. E. H. Bolze. Miss Sadie Kiernan of Portland, Or., is here on a month's visit, the guest of Miss Ruby Merkley. Julius E. Gregory, son of ex-Mayor Eugene J. Gregory, is home from tha State University to spend the holidays. O. H. P. Sheets of San Francisco, ac companied by Mrs. Sheets, arrived last evening to spend the holidays with rel atives here. General G. B. Cosby returned yester day from the Indian Reservation in Amador County to spend Christmas with his family. St. Francis' Church Services. Special musical features will charac terize the services to-day at St. Fran cis' Church, Twenty-sixth and X streets. Rev. Father Augustin will be the celebrant at the 10 o'clock mass, and Rev. Father Titus deacon. The choir, under the direction of Miss Lillie McMahon, organist, will be as sisted by Mrs. Ida Desmond-Rittner and an instrumental quartet. Selections from Millard's Mass in G and Rosewig's Mass in F will be sung. Stole a Coat. Hale Bros. & Co. reported to the po lice last night that two men entered their store ostensibly to look at clothing early in the evening, and immediately after they left a coat was missing. Officer Douglas made search for the men, but was unable to locate them. The coat was afterward returned to the store by a person who bought it, think ing it had probably been stolen. Information Wanted. Any person knowing of the where abouts of John Dean or Ira Jones are requested to inform Bernard Borrmann at the Old William Tell House in this city. Dean and Jones came here from Gal lup, N. M., in November, and are car penters. Christmas Lunch Party. The ladies of the Women's Christian Temperance Union will give a lunch party on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Inmates of the Children's Day Home, their mothers, and all members of the Loyal Legion are invited. Fur Boa Stolen. A fur boa was stolen from the front of B. Wilson's store yesterday morning and was missed soon after. One of the boys employed there soon afterwards found it in the alley between Third and Fourth, L, and M streets. Requisition Issued. Governor Budd has issued to W. H. Mclnnis a warrant of arrest on the re quisition of the Governor of Nevada for Lee Brooke, for obtaining: money under false pretenses. Trains Delayed. The overland train from the East was COW hours late last night and delayed ■cal train from San Francisco for me time by occupying the track near the bridge. Charged With Burglary. A charge of burglary has been made fcgainat a man named Robinson whom Officer Pennish arrested on Sunday for the theft of a harness. St. Paul's Sunday-School. The Christmas exercises of St. Paul's Sunday-school will be held on Holy In nocent's night (Friday), at 7:30 p. m. All are cordially invited. A slight cold, if neglected, often at tacks the lungs Brown's Bronchial Troches give immediate and effectual relief. «• Welch Eros, are open this morning to all whose sweet tooth yearns for more candy. Their stock is not complete, hav ing been fearfully assailed. • It is not too late to secure a handsome, useful and valuable Christmas gift this morning at Klune & Floberg's. • A box of imported German choco lates at 3H cents is the daintiest Christ mas reminder for the money obtaina ble. Otto has them. * Christmas is here again, and Fred Trout wishes a happy one to all wear ers of his hats, and to all who should wear them, which embraces the entire male portion of the community. • SPECIAL SALE FOR ONE WEEK. THIS NO7T~RAiNGE, 90. Regular prioe of the above Range, $16 30. Thia ia the bargstixx »f the se&aon. Call early if in want of a Range. 300 COAL OIL~HEATING STOVES Of the latest »n 1 most improved patterns, we offer from now «n a 1 wholesale priOes. Big bargains in everything. L. L. LEWIS & CO., 602 and 504 J Street, Sa.<ma.ttrigjato CHRISTMAS TIDE. •'A M«rry Christmas!" How the old words waken A thrill and throb for many a Christmas fled, For hopes fulfilled not, that the years iiuve taken Into their keeping, like the teura ye shea. "A Merry Christinas!" Let the happy chorus Bring a new thrill, new freedom, new de light; / Fast pain makes present joy bat sweeter for us. E'en as the dawn of morning after night. "A Marry Christmas!" Be ye thankful ever For friendship that is left, warm, sure, and strong. For love that fills your heart with high en deavor. Live life anew. Ye do the Fast no wrong. "A Merry Chrlstmaa!" Life has halting places, Where ye may pause m all the busy strife To comfort those whose sorrow-stricken faces Tell their own story in the book of Hie. "A Merry Christinas!" Raise on high the Holly, With spirits leaping at the sound of mirth. Far nobler than all sorrow is your folly That sheds "good-will" anU o'er the earth. —Harriet Kendall in Chambers' Journal. Tlie Kovel in the College Curriculum. "X think m course in novel reading is of the very highest moral benefit to stu dents of a university," said Professor Mc- Ciintock of the Chair of Literature at the University of Chicago, "in lact, it is the only way by which many el the men oau be reached, for they will rea<l novols i when nothing iv any other form of liter ature will appeal to them. But the course as outlined by Dr. J'nelpa in the Yale ; curriculum is uot ai all a new method iv college instruction. Since tho establish ment of in* Chicago University there have ' been plans oi study similar to what is now beinp forwarded as unique in theory, and as early as iS93 I delivered a series of lectures on the development of : the English novel from Richardson to the preaent day. The same year Fro- , lessor Wilkinson conducted a course ou the short story, illustrated by examples from modern liution. In 1b94 a course on the realistic school of novelists was au nouuoed for the following spring to be giveu by Dr. Triggs, so that Dr. Puelpa' idea is scarcely new in college work. In order to enter the Chicago University it is obligatory for the student, to have read several novels, so that tne study of fic tion and the classification of stories are important factors in our university cur riculum."—Chicago Times-Herald. Plea and Verdict. Sir Henry Hawkins baa a reputation as a witty Judge. Recently a prisoner pleaded guilty of larceny, and then with drew the plea, and declared himself to be innocent. Ibo cane was tried and the ! jury acquitted him. Then said Sir Henry : Hawkins: "Prisoner, a few minutes ago you said you were a ihief. 2>ow the jury Bay you are a liar. Consequently, you are dis charged. - What Is Nicer. What is nicer than a box of fragrant Havana cigars for a holiday grift? Get them at Genshlea's, G24 J street. * Speaking of bargains, look at these: Special holiday prices — Mandolins, from $5; Symphonia Music-boxes, $35; Stratton Guitars and Banjos, from $7 50. Everything in the musical line cheap. Second-hand Pianos, from $75. We are sole agents for the Mathushek, Jacob Doll, Conover and Kranich and Bach Pianos, cheap for cash, or install ments. Neale, Eilers Co., G3l J • ■ i rpHESE ARE THE DAYS WHEN THE -*- "cutch" comes ia your back. The sharp twinge that strikes you as you attempt to rise from a bent position, or" the dull, heavy drag on your loins, they ought to bring you to Dr. San den's Electric Belt, for they mean trouble for ' you If you let the symptoms grow. Dr. Sanden s Electric Belt Is the ever-faithful friend of the man with a lame back—yes, and the woman. If gives relief in two hours, and usually a cure in from two to six weeks. AND ITS CUKE IS PERMANENT. Bent Double, and No Pain. Toano, Xev., May 6. 1895. Dr. A. T. Sanden—Dear Sir: Complying with your request to report my condition I would say thHt I felt the power of your I!elt the- first day 1 wore it. Before I had the belt it was with Oiffl culty I conld straighten myself out after working ' in a" stooping [wsitlon. Now I can work all day almost bent double without the slißhU-st incon- i venience. I would not sell my Belt for ton times j what I paid for it if I could not get another. The ; cure was perfected in iess than two months, lie- \ spectfully, JOSEPH WALKER. Get It Cured Quick. A lame or weak back means several thing*, and none of tfcem good for you. Because it don"t lay you up is no reason why you should let It run. It will lay you up some day, and maybe then H will be too late to do yon any good. Get tho Belt now. Anyway, get the book—that tells you all about it; free. THIS BELT; HAS A REG ULATOR. • s.WDKS ELECTKIC €O , 632 Market street, opuoalta Palace Hotel, Saa j grancUco, C*l. , fc __.»-. SPECIAL NOTICES. Vehicles—Baker & Hamilton—Hardy. „: Carts, Buggies, Carriages, Phaetons, Bain Farm and Header Wagons, Wholesale Hardware. Sond for catalogue. THE FOUNTAIN, MO K. has the bent clam Juice, chowder and Bteam bear. Call. SHOE REPAIRING —1013 Seventh street, between J und K. Take your shoes to the Chicago Shoe Manufacturer. Strict ly first-class work. Old sheet made to look like new ones. Invisible joints on half soles; edges same as new. PHOTOS. Get Hodson"s coupons from agents. MILLER BROS., 1116 J street, carry a full line of oil heaters. T B. REID, dentist. Masonic Temple, Sixth and X streets. Office hours & to 5. MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP has been used for over fifty years by mill ions of mothers for their children while teething with perfect success. It soothes the child, softens the glims, allays pain, cures wind colic, regulates the bowels, and is the best remedy for diarrhea, whether arising from teething or oth«r causes. For sale- by druggists in every part of the world. Be sure and ask for Mrs. Wlns ! low's Soothing Syrup. Twenty-live cents I a bottle. ' 4,100 ACRES OF THE McMAHAN ESTATE, LOCATED IN SOLANO AXD YOLO COUN ; ties. This magnifioent property i» now sell lag at $67 50 PER ACRE, In slzes\o suit the requirements of the differ* ' ent p:n«.-riasers, from ten acres up; easy terms. If you wish to locate the choicest land in all California, we will be pleased to mail you d» -i tailed Information onupp'icatlon, with maps. etc.; something of interest to either yourself ; or iriei.dn in California or in the fast who may be seeking reliable iniormatiou of 'anas In our State. BOVEB, TOY 4 CO., Sole Agents, Ne. 19 Montgomery St., Ban Franclsee. MWF l _ _ J „ AUCTIONS. AUCTION SALE. BELL tk CO., Auctioneer©, WILL SELL, COMMENCING | FRIDAY MORNING, December 27, ISOS, at Id o'clock sharp, the entire outfit of the Mechanics' Hotel, No. 118 and 120 I ; street; Barroom, containing stock of I liquors, cigars, plate mirror, two money j safes, etc.; Diningroom, tables and chair* j crockery, glass and silverware; kitchen, ! fine Frencli range, fixtures complete, and j kitchen requisites. ALSO I Seventy rooms of fine furniture and car- I pets, bed clothing' for the entire seventy bedroom suits and beds, fine feather pil lows, toilet sets: also, parlor furniture, etc. All the goods of the hotel are in fire condition, having been recently refitted from top to bottom. Sale positive anti strictly without reserve. Terms cash. BELL & CO., Auctioneers. AMUSEMEICTS. METROPOLITAN THEATER. , J. H. Tood Lessee and Manager 3-NIGHTS-3 December 23d, 24th and 25th. The Favorite Irish Comedian, Daniel Sully. REPERTOIRE: MONDAY A Day in Jane TUESDAY Daddy Nolan WEDNESDAY A Day in Jnna Supported by MR. DAN MASON and a First-Class Company of Players. Prices, $1 and 50 cents. Box sheet open Saturday morning. METROPOLITAN THEATER. J. H. Todd Lessee and Manager ONLY ONE MIGHT, Friday, December, 27th Special engagement of the Distinguished Tragedian, R O B E R T DOWNING In a Grand Production of - HELENA - By VICTORIEN SARDOTJ. PRICES—?I nnd 500. Sale of seals opeua i Wednes.dßy morning. C1,17N18 OPERA HOUSE. J. H. Todd Lessee and Manager Week Commencing December 23, 1895. THE ELDRIDGE^HALLETT .STOCK CoM pany in a mairniticeut production of the Charming spectacular extravaganza, "THE CRYSTAL SLIPPER," with new scenery, handsome costumes, novel mechanical effects, a good ballet, specialties und a strong cast. Popular Prices—ioo, 200 and 30c. THE SACRAMENTO lIM-VEREIN WILL HOLD ITS Grand Annual Christmas Festival AT TURNER HALL Wednesday Evwulujf, Deo. 25, 1895. Tickets (gentleman, including lady), 60c. Extra lady. 25c. Santa Claus and his corps of assistants will make the Children haopv. d24--'t THE WEEKLY UNION — THE BEST weekly on the coast.