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SOCIETY WEDDING bells rang out merniy during the past week. There were church wed dings and elaborate homo weddings, and quiet weddings at which only the imme diate families assisted. As is usual, the holiday week was given over to hojn c an a family gatherings. Several clvb 8 celebrated the passing of the old and the com •••ing of the new year in royal fashion. On New Year's eve both the Concoraia and the Verein gave elaborate entertainments. The Concordia's New Year's ball is always a - feature of this swell club's entertainments, and the affair on Thursday evening was no exception to the rule. The Verein, in addition to their regular ball, . opened the evening with a most enjoyable ■ vaudeville performance. Among the many features of the excellent programme were Jesse Triest in song and dance, Julius Kahn in negro specialty's, Miss Jennie Moore and Miss Alice . Greene naum in song and dance ala Japanese, Miss Hilda Gerstle in French chansonettes, Mrs. William Green baum and Manfred Brand enstein Irish specialties, and Alice Fried ■lander serpentine dance. Novelty and orig inality characterized the entertainment, which was received by the large and fashion- I able audience with unstinted applause. After I the "show" there was dancing and at mid night an elaborate supper. The Monday evening dancing class will give Its second dance of the season on Monday evening at Golden Gate Hall. This fashion able class meets once a month under the patronage oi Mrs. Captain Taylor. Mrs. Caro ,,lan, Mrs. Smedberg, Mrs. Southard Hoffman, Mrs. McNutt, Mrs. Breeze, Mrs. T. C. Van.Ness, " Mrs. Sidney M. Smith. Mrs. l'elham Ames, MrE. William Gwin Jr., Mrs. George Pope, Mrs. Osgood Hooker and Mrs. Winthrop E. Lester. . ' Sorosis will give a reception on Monday afternoon in honor of Frank Lincoln. Mrs. H. E. Huntington has charge of the iiffair. Miss Sara Dean, daughter of Peter Dean, gave a cotillon in the spacious ballroom at the Hotel Bella Vista last Monday evening ana enter tained Rb^ut fifty of her friends. The third cotilion oi the Friday Night Club ■will be held on the evening of January 8. Edward M. Greenway will lead and Miss Caro Crockett will be his partner. There will be a cotillon early in February, a feature oi which will be the introduction of some oeauti- ] ful and brilliant electrical effects in the deeo- | ration of the halL The exact date has not been I decided. Burns Macdonald gave a dinner at the Bo hemian Club last Monday evening to his best man and ushers. His guests were: Duke Farnsworth Baxter, Edward M. Greenway, Frank L. Owen, Samuel G. Buckbee, George Cameron, Herbert Younger, Philip Aston Wil liams and Mr. Hopkins. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dntton entertainea a number of friends at a euchre party on New Year's eve. A warmly contested game for ele gant prizes was enjoyed, after which supper •wns served. The wedding of Miss Alice Younger and j Baron Laval Nugent will be celebrated in June | In Vienna. • ' Mr. and Mrs. William H. Howard of San Ma teo. Mr. and Mrs. Edward \V. Hopkins of Menlo ' Pitrk and Mr. and Mrs. Charies A. Baldwin of Mountain View have arranged to give house- I parties at their respective country houses over j me New Year holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin I gave a house-party over CbriMmas day, and • the festivities included a distribution of gifts i to all tne persons emuloyed on the place. Sirs. Scnwabacher generously placed her ! lovely home at 1820 Clay street at the dis- I pqsal of a number or young folks on Wednes . day evening, who gave a delightful enttrtain . ment for the benefit of the Emanuel Sister hood and the Children's Hospital. Two mono acts, "The Lady oi Athens" and "The Scape grace," were presented, ihe following young ■ people taking part: Miss Carrie Lilienthal, . Mbs Pepi Li.ienthsil, Miss £:sie Lilienthal, Miss Elsie Triest, Miss Gertrude Lewis, Miss " Blanche Lewis, Joseph L'.iientnal, Miss Jacio . Scnwabacher, Miss Sadie Wangenheim and Miss Florence Hellruan. After the performance there were refresh ments and dancing. The affair was both an artistic and financial success. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Mills gave a dinner party last Saturday evening at their residence, £800 Jackson street, in nonor of Clarence ■ Eddy of Chicago, the organist. After ward the ; ' parly attended the performance at the Tivoli. • Later in the evening Mr. Eddy was a guest at the Bohemian CiuD jinks. He returned to Chicago on Sunday. This was his fourth visit to this City. THEY'RE ENGAGED. Some Interesting Betrothals Are \ Made Public Thß engagement is announced of Miss Sarah de Camp Bluxome to J. Benjamin Wooster. Miss Bluxome is the third daughter of the late Popular Plar\ for fair-piavjirvg. Individual duplicate, sometimes called Bingle-tabie duplicate, which involves the overplay of the hands by the same playeic, is seldom or ever played among expert whist players and straight whist has long ago been relegated to a back seat, as far as match games as a test of skill are concerned, as it amounts to about as much as throwing dice, although the game is sometimes put into a tournament as sort of a "consolation" dish. The Trist Dupli . cate Whist Club have a plan ready to be intro • Cuced after the holidays of "club pairs." By this scheme each pair plays against every other pair, not as in the system now in use, where half of all the players play against the other half; and thea the score reckoned on the average system, it is entirely different. Each pair plays one side or the other of every hand, and j are compared for results with those pairs who j hold and play the same cards. To accomplish j this it only requires (without duplication of deals) the least number of deals possible, viz. : one less than the number of pairs contesting— '< ■ for example, it only requires 7 deals for 10 players, and so along up; or if there were G4 contestants but ,31 deals. In other words, 25 pairs can play a match against 25 pairs with 49 deals, of which each pair would play one side or the other of all. This will be a great improvement on the present unsatisfac tory merry-go-round fashion. It is a sty;e of game that is entirely new. When the evening's contest Is over each player not only has his total made out tor himself, and at once, but he knows just whom he has beaten and just who have beaten him. Jhe Qreat Whist Jourr\amer\t. Friday and Saturday next the great whist tournament the Pacific Coast Whist Associa tion has been making such great preparations for will lake place in Hhe rooms of the two whist clubs— the San Francisco, at 326 Post street, and the Trist Duplicate, in the Berk shire. First on the programme will occur at 11 a. m. in the San Francisco Club rooms. Tne annual meeting of the association will take place. The business that will come before this meeting is of great importance to all membsrs of the association— proposed changes in the constitution and by-laws. Some of the mem bers of the association think the annual meet ing should take place iv the summer months Instead of in th 3 winter. The next business of importance will be the election of officers. All the officers retire except eight directors. It is the desire of President Tormey of the association that every club having member ship in the association send as many dele- ' gates to this meeting as possible — from one to j one hundred. The hour is 11 a. m. The whist-Dlaying commences at 2 o'clock, or as soon after as possible, at both clubrooms. Ail the clubs entering lor the Rideout trophy will remember this match takes place in ihe rooms of the Trist Club in the Berkshire, and \his contest continues two afternoons and evenings. All other matches take place in the rooms of the San Francisco Whist Club, 326 Post street. If there are any whist-playera that have noV received a pamphlet giving a lull list of matches, etc., please send their Captain Isaac Bluxome, one of California's earliest pioneers, and the man who was most prominent In organizing the National Guard of this State. James Benjamin Wooster, the gentleman to whom Miss Bluxome is "engaged, is very well known in this City. He is a brother of Philip booster of the firm of Porter Brothers, who married a sister of Mrs. Gus Spreckels. Mr. Wooster is a graduate ot Trinity College of this City, identified in club circles and has been for some time engaged in the commission brokerage business. The wedding of the young couple is to be celebrated on Easter Sunday. The wedding of Edwin A. Bernhard of the Washburn-Moen Manufactures Company and MlssEstelle Hause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Hause, will tate place on Tuesday, January 19, at high noon, at the bride's residence, 510 Fulton street. After an extended honeymoon in the south ern part of the State they will take up their residence in Alam^da. Mr. and Mrs. A. Wiener of 1421 Golden Gate avenue announce the engagement oi their daughter Carrie to William R. Cohn. At home this Sunday, January 3, lrom 2 to 5 P. m. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Reynolds announce the engagement of their daughter Mary Sheldon | to Hazeltine Hosmcr. The marriage will take place at the residence of the briae's parents | on January 7. . ; • The engagement is announced of Miss Josephine A. Ganst to John Dierssen. ♦ ' WEDDING BELLS. Davis-Abraham Nuptials at Union- Square Hall. Union-square Hall on Sunday evening, De cember 20, was the scene of a very pretty wed ding, the contracting parties being Miss Bella Davis and Hymen Abraham, both of this City. The Rev. Dr. Nieto performed the ceremony in his usual impressive manner, his words of ad vice to the young couple being eloquent, ear nest Rnd thoughtful. Miss Sclna Davis was maia of honor to the bride, while Misses Net j tie Appell and Bertie Tomsky led the way to I the center of the hall, strewing flowers before j the bridal couple, who were followed by Miss j Bessie Levy, the bridesmaid, and Isidore Simon, the best man. The hall was prettily decorated, being draped and festooned with soft stuffs of deli cate tints of cream and blue. After the cere mony congratulations were in order, and then the young people led the march to the banquet hall, where B. C. Samuels, acting as toast master, read numerous telegrams bearing i loving and heartfelt congratulations from | many absent relatives and friends. Toasts ! and responses were in order and many clever speeches were listened to. After 9p. m. danc ing began aud continued until after midnight. The young couple have leit for Del Moate an d Pacific Grove. The following were present: Mr. and Mrs. E. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. M. Samuel, Mr. and Mrs. C. Samuel, Mr. and Mrs. B. Levy, B. C. | Samuel, William Samuel, Max Samuel, M. E. Davis, Miss Selena Davis, Lawrence Samuel, 1 Miss Lelia Samuel, the Misses Ilattie and j Bertha Samuel, Mr. and Mrs. M. Simon, Rev. I Dr. and Mrs. Nieto, Joe Simon, Mr. and Mrs. I Leon Levy, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Levy, Mr. and ; Mrs. M. 8. Levy. Mrs. Q. Asch, Miss Bessie I Levy, Abe Levy, Martin Levy, Mrs. B. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. S. Appell, Mr. and Mrs. W. Appell, the Misses Cora and Sadie Appull, Mrs. Isidor Simon, Mr. and Mrs. S. U. Merzbaca, George and feherman Appell, Miss Carrie Appell, Mr. aud Mrs. M. Colin, Harry Cohn, William Cohn, Miss Nellie Cohn, Miss Bella Cohn, Miss Tessie Cohn, Mrs. M. J. Todirs, Mr. and Mrs. J. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. 11. Tomsky, Miss Sarah Davis, William Davis, Miss M.altie and Annie lomsky, Mrs. B. Cohn, Mr. and Mrs. H. Schwartz, William A. Cohn, Ike Cohn, Miss Carrie Wiener, Mr. and Mrs. Xathan Davis,. Misses Bertie and Milly Davis. Mrs. H. Lippman, Miss Morn's, Henry ami Oscar Lippman, Mr.' and Mrs. K. X. P. Phelan, Mr. a:id Mrs. K. Soher, Mr. and Mrs. A. Morris, Miss Pauline Morris, Ed Morris. Miss B. Solomon, Miss S. Ham burger, A. L. Whltehead, Joe Raphael, William Kiiorji, K. Hauser, T. rfo!z:n;u>en, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Keichcrs, Mine* Pauline and Sarah Harris, Frank Abrahams, .Miss F. Abrahams, Rose Simons, M. Kuttner, Henry Gilbert, J. Silverstein, Mr. and Mrs. W. I'i.ger, Miss Pil ger, S. Glucksman, Mrs. C Land, Miss Pearl Luvina Lund, Mtss Turner, Ignatx Levy, A. Le.'zynsky, M. Houiwb, Mrs. 6. Kohn, Mr. and Mrs. H. Caaner. Mr. and Mrs. P. Hams, Wii liaia Liebrich. On Sunday afternoon, December 27, there was celebrated at Alviso, Santa Clr^ra County, Cal., by the Rev. Father Raggio of Santa Clara, the wedding of J. Dunne of this. address to P. J. Tormey, 220 Stitter street, chairman tournament committee. Trist Duplicate Whist Club Match. A straight whist contest (?) took piece last Monday evening in the rooms of the Trist Duplicate Whist Club for the possession of the Payot straight-whist trophy. This sort of whist play is no test of skill whatever and should be abolished. The winners could as easily be determined by throwing dice as by playing the cards. If the donor of this ele gant tropny, which, by the way, is far hand somer than the Hideout trophy, had offered it for club pairs, restricting the number so that each pair could play a match of a certain number of deals against each pair of the op posing club and have the whole constitute one contest or match the interest taken would be far greater than in even the Hideout trophy games. At the annual meeting of the A. W. L. no contest takes place outside of the Hamilton and A. W. L. that excites the interest that is taken in club pairs. A .sort of three-cornered match wus played for this trophy a couple of weeks ago, when the Trist Club won it. The clubs competing were: Oakland, San Fran cisco and Trist. Both clubs having challenged for the trophy, the San Francisco Club played both matches at one time. If both the Oak land and Trist had won the trophy would have been claimed— and rightly, too— by both clubs. In the last match the San Francisco Club won by twelve tricks. Sarv Francisco Whist Glub . f<?r January. . The regular tournament play will proceed every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday even ing during the month of January, 1897, the nights on which prizes will be played for being as follows: Monday, January 4, .Wednesday, January 13 and 27, and Saturday, January 23. 1 Two prizes will be played i or :on each of these evenings, the couple making the high est score above the average (handicaps de ducted) winning. An Individual prize will be given to the person making the highest aggre gate . above , the average for. all Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening play. Tuesday afternoon,' January 26, ; ladles will piny consolation whist for two prizes, and to this game they may invite their whist friends, but prises will be awarded :to members only. All other Tuesday afternoons the play.will be for lady members only, they choosing ; their partners aud playing for individual record for the month. Two prizes will bo awarded to those having the highest score for the month. Whist talks will be given each Tuesday after noon from 1 :30 to 2 o'clock p. m., to which all lady members are invited. . '. ,\; During Jauuary, gentlemen desiring to play seven-point games of straight whist in the smoking-room can have their scoie certified to by the players .and deposit same in locker la THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 1897. City and Miss Flora M. Martin, daughter of the late Captain and Mrs. Martin of Alviso. Tiie wedding, which w;!S a quiet affair, only members of the immediate families ana a few very intimate friends being present, •vyas fol lowed by a splendid repast, after which the happy couple departed for their future home in this City, lOOl]? Guerrero street. Mr. and Mrs. Dunn9 were the recipients of a great number of costly and magnificent presents, which well attested their great popularity. Among thofe present at- the ceremony were: Mrs. John Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Pitman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Kavanngh. Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Joiner; Mis«es Maggie find Esta Martin, Miss Daphne Pitman, Miss Zita Kavanagh, Miss Loniine Martin and Messrs. Peter, John, James and Theodore Martin ana James Spingler. CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES. Inmates of the Good Templars' Home at Vallejo Celebrate. The inmates of the Good Templars' Home for Orphans at Vallejo had their Christmas tree on December 30 and a very jolly time they hud, too, thanks to the kind thoughtiul ness of the Good Templar* of the S^ate. A Christmas tree for over two hundred children is quite an undertaking. * MISS ANNA LIEBENTHAL, a Little Bridesmaid at the Lilienfeld- Fechheimer Wedding Last Tuesday* DigniDed Judge Walling of Nevada City, as sisted by Grand Chiei Templar Webb of Fresuo, joined hands aud effort iv setting up a half dozen "coasters" for the larger boy 3. puzzling their heads over a multiplicity of wheels, bolts and screws. The celebration took place in the afternoon. There were plenty of presents for all, end after an interesting and not too long pro gramme the gifts were given out. A realistic Santa Clans mode his appearance with the singing of the last piece on the progrnmine, and commenced by serving out gifts and enn (iifs to the little tots. A feature of the day was the presentation of a number of books to WHIST beled "Straight Whist." Two prizes will be awarded to the players who have won the high est number of points and have played at least thirty frames. Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, January 30, the ladies' tournament, for possession of the Bates trophy, will be played for in teams of four under the Howell system. prize Dummy pYoblem. / Composed by the late F. H. Lewis. Spades trumps. South to lead. North and south take nine tricks, East and West doing their best to prevent. All cards are exposed and every play should be made with a view of taking full advantage of their observed location. Correct solution will be published. Jhree Gheers for Fisher y\mes. The American Whist League Trophy goes to the American Whist Club of Boston, of which Fisher Ames, the great whist authority, is president. This club is now the happy pos sessor of four trophies, all that could be played for by the club since the last A. W. L. congress. The great Hamilton team of Phila delphia fought a hard fight and lost The same day the team won from Hamilton, an other team from the club won the New Eng land Whist Association's vice-president's trophy. They tho previously won the presi dent's trophy, and successfully defended the Brooklyn trophy in a match against the New Jersey Whist Association, and they have good reason to be proud of their grand success. MidWirvter JYleeting of the Ameri can Whist League. This meeting will take place in Nashville, Term., January 25 and continue three days. The whist event of the meeting will be play ing for the American Whist League challenge trophy. Atthat time, under the rules, the cup will be played for between the holders, or, in case they waive their privilege, by some other club representing the East, as agaiust tho St. Paul club, the iornier holders, which, under the rule, will represent the West. If the cup re mains ia the East, play will probably continue the children from Dr. R. H. McDonald, who had sent them from London to the home. There was one for every child. The "coasters" and larger articlei were distributed last, and the fortunate owners promptly escorted their prizes outside, where they fell to work testing their capacities to the utmost. Tne home is the most homelike of the many institutions bearing the name •home," and the matron, Mrs, Blame, seems to take a per sonal interest in every child of the two hun dred and odd now in the institution. The other officers follow her example, and the children have none of ths appearance of being machines, so common in institutions of the kind, and the Good Templars of the State have good reason to be proud of their enterprise and its management. SILVER WEDDING. Mr. and Mrs. Peters Surprised on Their 25th Wedding Day. The silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Peters was celebrated Saturday even ing, December 26, at their residence, 2810 Howard street, by a surprise party given in their honor by their daugnter. Miss Lilly T. Peters. The couple received many congratu lations nnd the evening passed off pleasantly in music, games, etc. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Silas Pe ters, Mr. and Mrs. Forsyth, Mrs. F. K. Baker, Mrs. Mohl, Mrs. Collins, Mr. Burner, Carl Mobl, Henry Walters, George Collins, Elmer Peters, William Lee, Miss Lilly Peters,jMiss Annie Berg, Miss Ne.lie Walters, Miss Mabel Peters, Mian Cora W«nz, Miss Florence Peters, Miss Bella Forsyth, Miss Olive Peters and Miss Ida Collins. AT CORONADO. Interesting Items From the Popular Southern Resort. Among the prominent San Francisco guests now at the Hotel Coronado is Mrs. A. R. Baldwin, accompanied by Alex R. Baldwin and Miss F, A. Baldwin. Mrs. L. L. Lewis of Boothbay, Me., is at Coro nado to remain through January. Mrs. T. C. Amory, Miss M. L. Amory and T. D. Amory, of Boston, are wintering on the beach. Dr. Herbert Gunn and Miss Gun n of San Francisco were among the Hotel Coronado's Christinas guests. A number of fishing parties were out from the hotel during Christmas week and hand- some displays of deep-sea fish were in evi dence. G. P. Castle of Honolulu was a guest at Coro nado over Christmas. Dr. and Mrs. Brouse of Vancouver, B. C, were recent visitors at Coronado. Mr. and Mrs. 11. K. Bull Jr. of New York City arc staying at Coronsdo. Mr. and Mrs. D. M.Collinsof Plttsfield, Mass., arc at the Hotel Corouado. Mrs. C, K. Stone of San Francisco, W. C. Stone, Emily Stone, Arthur and Charles S'one, Miss J. K. Hobos and Mrs. A. Wiley and Hazel Wiley of Arcata are sojourning at Coronado. Hon. Kstfinisi.no Valasco.member of the Mexi can Congress and director of the Mexican Cen as at present, one match each week. If it goes West, matches will probably not occur oftener than once a fortnight. Mr. P. J. Tornrey, director of the American Whist League for the Pacific Coast, will be in attendance at this meeting. He will leave for the East directly after the third annual meet ing of the Pacific Coast Whist Association, which takes place next Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9, in the rooms of the San Fran cisco Whist Club. GerxterVilk to Be Congratulated There is a fair prospect of a whist club being formed in the beautiful little city of Center vllle, Alameda County. We know of one en thusiast in Ceuterville that is a whole whist clnbin himself— C. W. Riser. Weknow Charlie is called a "whist crank" because be knows tho necessity ol studying the game to become proficient in it. The nucleus of tho new club is H. W. Emerson, F. M. Smith, R. E. Smith, M. Norris. J. Norris, B. Emerson, C. Emerson, Dr. Emerson, F. T. Hawes. F. Dusterberry, F. Eggers and the champion fisherman of the State— C. W. Riser. JYliltorv G. Work's Words of JYaise. Mr. Work is known all over this country as the first whist author who had the courage of his convictions to come ouc and sag} in print .what other writers dare not. .His work, "Whist of To-day," has had a wonderful circu lation. He is also Whist Editor of the Even ing Telegraph of Philadelphia, the only paper published in the world that has a daily whist column. In speaking of our whist queen's new book he says: ''A most valuable addition to the literature of whist is 'Whist Rules," by Miss Kate Wheelock, the 'Whist Queen.' Miss Wheelock easily ranks as the most successful of the many able whist teachers of the d&v, and the experieuce she has gained in im part ing the theories and rules of the game to her many pupils has evidently proved of great value to her in her present work, as 'Whist Rules' is a model of clearness, conciseness and accuracy. "It imparts information in a manner that is attractive, and also most apt to make a lasting impression upon the reader's mind. We pre dict that many who are unable to become members of Miss Wheelock's classes will find in 'Whist Rules' a simple, clear and reliable guide, and that it will prove a boon to all who are trying to 'learn whist without a teacher. 1 "Miss Wheelock's pupils will find it as a text booK a most valuable supplement to her les sons." Women's Whist League. The formation of a Women's Whist League has taken another Step forward by the follow ing committee being appointed to isaue a call for a meeting of women whist players of Amer ica. The following are the names of the com mittee: tral Railway, who is touring California In his private car, was as Coronado during the wees, accompanied by Mrs. Velasco and two sons and Colonel Otey Bradford of Weils, largo & Co. Francisco Rodriguez, Collector ot Customs at Tia Juana, a brother of Mrs. Velasco, joined the party at the hotel. < . . The elevator and bell boys at the Hotel del Coronado appeared on Christmas eve in natty, new uniforms. J. D. Potter, Columbus, Ohio, is now at the Hotel Coronado. J , , John D. Gray, Fresno, came down by the last steamer to Coronado. _ John H. Latane is at Coronado from San Ka fael. Ethel Becht of San Francisco was at Coro nado with friends early in the week. J. J. Cook, Yosemite, paid Coronado a bnei visit recently. . , William F. Booth is at Coronado from San Franoisco. J. H. Shadinger, Chicago, is a late arrival at the famous southern resort. Thomas Hill, the well-known Yosemite art ist, was -welcomed at Coronado on Monday evening by many old friends. Mr. Hill is ac- MISS EDITH GREENEBAUM, a Little Bridesmaid at the Lilienfeld- Fechheimer Wedding Last Tuesday. companies by his daughter. Miss Flora C. F. Hill, and Mrs! Willetta S. Hill. SURPRISE PARTIES. Mrs. Hotop Celebrates Her Sixtieth Birthday. . A pleasant surprise party was given to Mrs. Julia Hotop in honor of her sixtieth birthday by her daughters, Mrs. Carl Wetland «nd Mrs. W. Gardner, »i the residence of Mrs. Carl Weilaiid, 2122 Jones street. December 31. Games, dancing and singing constituted the programme for the evening. At midnight supper was strved-in th» dinintr-rocm, which was elegantly decorated lor the occasion.' Among those present were: Mrs. Julia Hotop, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wetland, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Gardner, Mr. and Mr.-. F. C. Kendall, Mrs. S. Louderback, Mr and Mrs. Mickelpen, Mr. and M s. E. Loude back, Mr. and Mrs. Jleisner. Thy many young friends of Master Harold Katschinski tendered him a suvorise party Sunday; December 27, at his parents' resi dence, 608 Oak' street. Gimes, : music and dancing were among the feu iu res ol the even ing. '':.. " ".'•■'■ SAILED AWAY. A Large Number of Tourists to Visit Honolulu. Amongr those sa ling on Tuesday, December 29, on the steamship Australia for Honolulu were: A. H. Bnchelder Mrs. A. C. Baker and two child) en, John Bishop, John T. Blake, Mrs. R. B. Brenham and child, L. Brooke, God frey Brown, J. C. Chamberlin, B. F. Chapman. H. 8. Cross, Frank Davey, hi A. Delanux and wife, Miss Marion C. Dowseit, Mrs. K. W. Ed gar, Mrs. H. Focke, 11. F. Giade. G. H. Greig, C. Hale and wile. H. P. Hugus M. D., ai-d wife, H i. Miller, C. A. Peacock, W. C. Peacock and wife, H. Pohlmann. Miss Ida Po-iton, Miss M B Scott, A. Somers ana wife, G< orge Stur geon E. P. Sullivan. Mrs. Wray Taylor and child. O. M. Thumler and wife, Frank Vida, G J Waller. E. O. White, wife and child. E. O. White Jr., George B. Whitney, W. D. Wilder and Wilder Wight. AT GILROY. Charming Dance at the Porter Peabody Place. Mr. and Mrs. Porter T. Peal.ody gave a charm ing dancing party at the llaya farm Saturday, December 26, in honor ol the birthday of their daughter, Miss Rosalie Hunter Peabody. The Mrs. T. H. Andrews of Philadelphia, Mrs. Joseph R. Ilawloy of Washington, D. C; Mrs. Waldo Adams of Boston, Mrs. Clarence Brown of Toledo, 0., and Miss Susan D. Biddle of Detroit.- There is a possibility of the call being made to convene at Put-in-Bay. We have been and are now a strong advocate ot women in whist, but— WKistlets. The Weekly Whist Club should join the Pa cific Coast Whist Association and enter a team for the Rideout and other trophies that are off ered. If the secretary of tb is whist club will send our Whist Editor a list of its officers and members we will see that you get some interesting whist literature occasionally. We have in our care a copy of Miss Kate Wheelock's new book. She sent it to us for the Wheelock Club of Oakland. Will the club kindly send us its address so we can forward same ? The fifth edition of Milton C. Work's "Whist of To-day" just came to hand. We will look it over and report next Sunday. There is a good-sized rumor afloat that the Concordia Club is soon to have a whist annex. We hope it is true, nnd the first thing they want to do is to apply for membership in the Pacific Coast Whist Association and capture some of the tronhies, prizes, etc., that will be offered for play. I The problem we give below is from the Albany (N. V.) Evening Journal: Hearts trumps. North leads, and North and South take all the tricks. Oakland Whist Club. The tournament committee have received assurances from fully half the members of their intention to take part in the annual tournament of the Pacific Coast Whist Associa tion, and some of those elegant prizes offered by the various clubs are likely to find their way across the bay after the battle is over. The Rldeout teams have not yet been chosen. The lady members of the club intend giving the gentleman another opportunity to distin guish themselves, a series of games—ladies vs. gentlemen— having been arranged for the first and second weeks of January. Hereafter the ladies will play at the club rooms on Thursday afternoon, and now hope and expect visitors from the City over very frequently. It would be a pleasure to the Oak land members if teams of four or eight ladies from the San Francisco and Trist clubs would arrange to play in Ouklana 'alternate Thurs day at ternoons. In order to begin the new year aright, the Oakland Club gave an old-fasnioued blow out (in a whist sense) last evening. There were prizes and refreshments in prolusion. rooms were handsomely decorated for the oc casion, and the genuine hospitality for which the Peabodys are noted reigned supreme. Lancing continued until a late hour, when a bountiful supper was served. During the even in? the company were entertained with liSSo solos by Miss Rosalie, and duets on the piano and mandolin by Mrs. Peabody and her daughter. THE KING'S DAUGHTERS. Inmates of the Home Make Merry During the Holidays. The inmates of the King's Daughters' Home made merry during the holidays. A special Christmas service was given Christmas eve by the Tobey family. After the services .which were mainly musical, icecream and cake were served and boxes of candy distributed from the huge tree that towered in the hallway. On Christmas day a steady stream of visitors came bringing gifts and greetings to those within the home. Last, but not least, a de lightful musical entertainment was given Saturday atternoon under the direction of Miss Josephine Leszynsky. The programme included recitations, fancy dances, songs, duets and piano, violin and mandolin solos, aud was rendered entirely by her talented little cousins, Julia, Viola. Josie, Hazel. Stella and Marc Leszynsky, Bella Lev ingston and Ray Spiro. IN THE FUTURE. Fashionable Or ganaations Prepare for the New Year. The third party of the Assembly Cotillon Club, to be given on Wednesday, January 6, at Lunt's Hall, promises to be one of the events o! the season. Some original and novel fig ures will be introduced by Wilfred G. Yacke. Independence Social Club will give 'a social dance nt Mozart Hall, 1358 Market street, ou Friday evening, January 8. A Club Party. One of the most brilliant and enjoyable gatherings of the past week was given by the members of the K. S. L. K. No. 10 ou last Tues day evening at Lunt's Hall. The hall and 'eception-rooms ware beauti lul y decorated with evergreens and holly. Arthur MeussdorffT act! d as floor manager, assisted by Meßsrs. Fred Martens. Robert F. Haight, Herman H. Herzer and Fred G. Gant ner. Among those present were Misses Marie Babln, Felice Kingsford, Mary T. Alexander, Bessie Roden, Mcc Folsom, Aia Keenan, Lottie Musto, Mizpah Frlederioh, Susie Hall, Mar celle Green, Elinor Croadace, Lottie Barrere, Aida Sbarboro, Carrie Krehl, Lillie Roeder, Etta Butler, Florence Wileon, Sophie Schil ing, Sadie Gardner, Kate Byingion, Clara Byington, Ada Travers. Dot Sewell, Maud Folsom, Ramilda Frapolli, Anna M. Hayes, Ross McCormack, Belle Hemrainway, Mennie Bresse, Mr. aud Mrs. George S. Kevin, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Hasslinger, Miss Gussie Weeks, Mnrlha Korbel, Emma Hoesch, Sallie Boyle, and Messrs. J. J. de Haven, J. H. Whee ler, Dr. E. R. Bryant, Dr. T. J. Frazer, Wallace Alexander, William J. Belcher, J. J. Van Nos trnnd, George A. Christenson, Lewis Byington, J. E. Forrest, Ed Denigan, Will C. Corbett, W. G. Loaiza, Dr. Mack V. Stone, William G. Barr, Clarence E. Musto, Gaston Ronssy, Fred G. Will, Joseph Korbel, Henry de la Vega, Chester Judah, O. M. Howard, Charles K. Howe, Dr. Philip Seibel, William Hooke, Dr. W. I. Terry, Hugo Hartman, William F. Sawyer, Fred T. Martens, Herman H. Herzer ana many others. Reunion at Berkeley. A pleasant reunion took place on New Year's day at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Earle, on Hilgard avenue and Bonte street, Berkeley. Some eighteen or twenty relatives and friends partook of the bounteous repast which nad been provsded by the host ess. Dinner being over the party indulged in various games and music under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Fred King. A trio of well known musicians, Messrs. Parker, O'Brien and White, of this City entertained the gathering until a late hour, when the guests departed, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Earle many happy returns of the day. PERSONALS. Mr. and Mrs. Homer King, Miss Hazel King and Miss Huntington left on Tuesday for a tour of Southern California. Mr. and Mrs. K. Bowerman have returned from the Hotel Veudome, Ban Jose, and will be home on the first and third Wednesdays at 706 Van Ness avenue. Mrs. M. P. Kohiberg of 417 Ashbury street will be at home the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. \Y. C. McCloskey, attorney at law, left for Washington. D. C, Saturday. He will be away on business about six weeks. Mr.». J. G. Johnson of Benicia left on Saturday evening's overland for an extended Eastern trip. Mrs. J. M. Sabin of Telegraph avenue, Oak land, is entertaining her sister, Mrs. Julia F. Meredith, of Buffalo, N. V., and her niece, Miss Carrie C. Towne of New York City. M. L. Asher and family have given up house keeping and are now residing at the Van Dyke. Frank King is visiting in Southern Califor nia. Dr. and Mrs. Frank H. Fisher (rtee Berry) wilr leave next Wednesday for New York City, where they will remain a couple of years. Mrs. Fisher will resume her musical studies there. James A. Robinson is quite ill at his resi dence wiin an attack of la grippe and his son, Porter, is afflicted the same way . Mrs. Robin son has had a severe attack of typhoid fever, but is slowly on the road to lecovery. Her little daughter, E:en«, had a simnar attack, but improved rapidly, and has been sent to the country to recuperate. Mrs. Margaret Irvine is at the Occidental Hotel for the season. Mrs. Edgar B. Critoll will receive on the second and fourth Sundays in January at her home, Bella Vista Villa, in Sausalito. Mrs. Evan J. Coleman and Mi*s Carrie Gwin will receive on Tuesdays in January at their residence, 1450 Sacramento street. Mrs. 8. G. Wheeler a.id Miss Helen Wheeler will receive on January 15 at their residence, 2440 jßCkson street. Dr. William J. Younger will leave for Chi cago, his future home, on January 3. Mrs. Younger and the Misses Younger will remain Here about six weeks. Callaghan Bvrne will return to Los Angeles on Saturday evening, after a two weeks' visit here. Mrs. James Irvine will receive on January 6 and 20 at her residence, 303 Page street. Mrs. Bertody Wilder Stone will receive on Wednesdays in January at her residence, on the northeast corner of Clay and Laurel streets. Mrs. M. M. Estee, Mrs. C. J. Deering and Miss Estee will rece.ve on Fridays in January at their residence, 2291 Sacramento street. Mrs. Isaac Hecht and ihe Misses Helen and E'.sie Hecht left Cairo December 5 to make the Nile trip. They will return to Cairo early in January and will remain there some mouths before going to Italy. Mrs. Philip Caduc is passing the season at the Hotel Bella Vista. Miss Maud Ingles Francis arrived from Los Angeles on Christmas eve to visit Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Schroder Jr. at the California Hotel. Miss Francis recently came from Paris to act as bridesmaid for Miss Cora Goodrich of Los Angeles. Miss Eleanor Wood went to Yreka last Sat ureay to visit friends. Mr. and Mrs. John Gillig are residing at the Hotel Bella Vista. Mr. ana Mrs. VV. J. Dutton and Miss Mollie Dutton are passing the winter at the Hotel Bella Vista. Dr. George H. H. Redding left last Tuesday evening on the Sunset Limited to visit New York City. Mrs. Kousevelle Wildman will leave early in Jnnuary to visit the City of Mexico. Jesse D. Carr arrived here last Monday from Salinas City, and is at the Occidental Hotel. Mrs. Frank S. Johnson, who has been with her son at Coronado for the past six weeks, has been joined by Mr. Johnson, who will re mxin there for some time on a vacation. MiS3 Sarah D. Hamlin has returned from a hurried trip to Massachusetts, where she went to accompany tue remains of her only brother, who died while In search of health on this coast. Miss Hamlin will spend tne remainder of the winter at her residence, 1849 Jackson street. Mr. and Mrs. J. 08. Gunn entertained about seventy-five of their friends on Thursday even ing at tneir residence, 1833 Clay street. There was dancing during the evening and the New Year was welcomed while all were at supper. Senator Hall's Contest. The Senatorial contest in the Twenty-third District, where Sidney Hall's seat is contested bjr John G. Terrill, M. J. Welch and D. J. Mc- Carthy, will be on trial in Judge Daingerfleld's court next Tuesday morning. SEW to-dat. JANUARY PRICES Mean a great saving on last month's prices for DRESS GOODS! 50 pieces mixed CHEVIOT JAM SUITINGS, each piece different, [)|> urn all wool or silk and wool, 36 to I liltu 40 inches wide, good styles and colors. They are all worth 50c Q&t MARKET-ST. STORE ONLY. p»_ Yard. 40 pieces French NOVELTY JANUARY . SUITINGS, 40 to 45 inches l>l»|iP wide, each piece different, silt I Illlll!/ and wool mixtures. Would be ■--. good value at 65c. g^g MARKET-ST. STORE ONLY. p«p Vop A Black Dress Goods. JANUARY 20 pieces ENGLISH MOHAIR DM mi SICILIANS, fast black, new de- I liltu signs, regular 50c grade. ' _„ MARKET-ST. STORE ONLY. "'™ Per Yard. Dress Silks. FANCY BROCADE SILKS, JAiIUARY" shades for evening and street Dl> 1/111 wear, that we have been selling I Sllv L ' at7scandBsc. : ; 0 . BOTH STORES.' ddfj, •Fancy Brown and White and JAIILARY Green and . Whites Striped . nit ism •- i SDRAH SILK, 24 inches wide. ■.- rluUh «"5i Price was 75c. . :^'---".- : i^ " ■' '-(\~ BOTH STORES. "^* BLACK BROCADE SATIN, . JANUARY STRIPE. 24 inches wide, heavy nniMl grade Dress Silks. Was 75c. iRItXI BOTH STORES. £9C. INITIAL HANDKERCHIEFS That were last week $1.00 box |\[AW KQ» That were last week $1.25.:.... YAW 7^l» BOTH SfORES. KOHLBERC, STRAUSS & FROHMAN, 107 AND 109 POST STREET AND 1 I 222- I 224 Market St. THEY MUST GO! t $20,000 WORTH OF WOOLENS! DOST MISS THIS SUE! W- eon JOE POHEIM, the Tailor. SUIT. MADE TO ORDER at 25 per cent less than any other tailor on the Pacific Coast. EXTRA 10 PER (9KNT CASH DISCOUNT up ' to January 21, 1897. 201-303 Montgomery St. 724. 844, 846 Market St. 1110 and 1118 Market St. San Francisco. CaL NONE BETTER fi • THAN THE ■> ■ *i J. M. L. Jli J« IVI- L-«« ffljw WHISKEY, IF Pot Up Specially for /J& |\)^^\ : Medicinal ■" Use. , - : , fO|^^fl|)| IH[ ASK FOR IT. I Jiiiouiii 111. JjJLV i I CONTROLLERS, VPWWrfjS 500 ffIAKRETST., P@§lm9j San Francisco. f^^mUUmmmSOgf^^ Bad way's 1 Pills Purely yegetable, mild and relinb.#. v. ure alt dis- orders of i he sto ii ach, l.lver. Bowels, • SICK HEADACHE, BIL.IOU NESS, INDIU > STION, - TUKFID LIVER.' OIZZY FEELINGS, DYSHKI'St \. * i'rice £5 cts. per box. Bold by ail arugiUia.