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We nto our dinner in Truckee awaiting the narrow gage train which had not yet arrived from Tahoe City. With impatience we loitered about, straining our eyes in 1 fruitless effort to see the tram come through,. thq narrow defile that the Truckeo riyef has cut through for countless' nge4— but no train was to be seen, j A''kden sharp whistle from a motor car com ing from Iteno, attracted our atten tion. Almost at the same moment a locomotive whistle sounded through the gap we had previously been look ing at, and a moment after the curling smoke from the locomotive rose in spiral columns along the banks of the Truckee river, and our train came thundering down upon us. . The train stopped only for an hour, when I was ready to return. . The engine was- of the 'same pattern used upon broad gauge roads save that they were much smaller. We kept the course of the Truckee river running along beside it and crossing and recrossing it.- The little stream clear as crystal flowed with a gentle gurgling sound with- its course onward. As the water deepened it turned from a transparent crystaline to the deep blue of a surging sea. As we speed along, huge mountains rose sheer and percipitous above. ; As we cross the wagon road the shrill screech fronY the locomotive echoed and re echued as if screaming over the wilder ness that surrounded us. ■ Then nearing the lake, to our left, stood the rem nants of volcanic action. Molten matter in unique columns stood above us.lt was nature's great field of action that molded it into shape millions of years before. Jagged, jutting, hang ing, in tufts, it stood in specterous view before us, rising into round shape, rearing aloft the jagged spear WITH^ STOCKTONS MOS^i^ROGRESSIVE ■ - ONE CHRISTMAS GIFT TO HER Must Be a. Box of THE WAVE " Orders Snipped Anywhere The^Wave Csmdy Stofe 434 E. Mkift -Street Stockton, Calif. I The Sterling Announces the Annual j Sale Begins Tuesday, Dec 27 i And Lasts 30 Days f This event Is looked for eagerly by the public of many HI 1 counties for miles around. It meana a saving of dollars and | II dollars to the prudent shopper. A dollar saved is equal to jjjjjj m two dollars earned. It is needless for here to go into any | | further details but would suggest that you look over the p H advertisement carefully. Th'erd is no exaggeration of prices | You must bear in mind that people dealing with us the [J 3] entire year know the values, and it Is necessary for us in our | M future business to do exactly as advertised, and make no | H exagerated statements. I 1 THE STERLING INC., | 1 Main and Hunter Square, Stockton, Cal. § It is time now to/know what thoro is for Holi- giving— whether, you' are ; ready to buy or not. Our ample stock is on display und wo are anxious to show you how wolMVo^havo provided for gift seekers. Its a splendid stock bought early while there was best choice and it includos many de- sirable items that will not bo found elsewhere this ■year. Come and see our goods and sottlo your gift problems early. Onr prices will help you to decido. Use our rest room iv Store Elks Bldg. Telephone I Main & El Dorado Streets Elk's Building Stockton, California like points; shooting into a thousand fantastic forms. Minarets rose above as if rearing themselves over some an riunt citadel where some lord of his manor held his feudal sway. Here wns Nature in all its granduer and glory. The Indians that viewed it first were gone into the shadow at.d depth of stillness of time. It stood as an everlasting monument to never be forgotton. Evolution might sweep above its head like the hanging colors of the kaleodoscope changing every thing and everybody, but this immu table fragment of nature would topple only when the earth bursts asunder through some sweep of nature in its last fearful action. • Once more the whistle sounded, we looked out of the car and the lake was before us. It was both beautiful and picturesque. Looking across the lake from the California side, you see for miles the sheer bare mountains, and contrastingto those on this side covered with evergreens trees and verdure. Looking southward tne lake is fringed by young fir and spruce, and deepening into shadowy coves The sea-gulls flop their white wings in ecstasy, as they flit in play above its pellucid waters. These are aquatic sea fowls. Whither did they come? They are not of migratory nature. They were planted by the everlasting power we know not of if they were conjunctive with the lake itself. , The lake ..has doubtless been the creator of some volcano of millions of years ago, when mephitic air swept in confusion and chaos over this continent with fearful fury. Old Tahoe, the greybeareded child has gone to the happy hunting ground, but the shadow of his Indian spirit bears the name ' of the lake. Twenty five years ago the legislature squabbled, over giving the lake an official ■ name! The ~ prestige •of Gen. Bigler was reaching out to grasp - it, but the Indian , whose, ancestors, trod untrammelled around it hundreds of years ago, held it securely in their grasp for it is known now far and near and ever to be called, Tahoe, after, the venerable Indian of almost an extinct tribe.* it' is gradually growing Into a great «ummer resort. It is 20^,' miles wide and 40 miles long. Real estate is running skyward rapidly. Upon a bulletin board I saw the announce ment, "Lots from $1300 up." The narrowgauge road brought In alone 40 000 this season to visit, not saying anything about those that came in autos, wagons etc. The time is not far away. when the coast line -of. the lake will be fringed with the finest residences, and the rich man with his millions will 101 l in the shades of its trees and drink from the pure cold water of the mountain lake. CHAS.S. BELL Not Sorry For Blunder "If my friends hadn't blundered in tninking I was doomed victim of .con sumption, J might not be alive now," writes D. T. Sanderson, of Harrods burg, Ky., "but for years "they saw every attempt to cure' a lung-raking cough fail. At last I tried Dr. King's New Discovery. • The < effect' was wonderful, it soon stopped the cough and I an now in better health than I have been for years." This wonderful life saver is an unrivaled remedy for coughs, colds,' lagrippe, asthma, croup,' hemorrhages, whooping cough or weak lungs. 50c, ?100. Trial bottle free.' Guaranteed by Spagnoli's drug store. On Visit to Mine The Kennedy mine was visited by president Hutchinson and director F. F. Thomas end wife from San . Fran cisco last week. The visitors spent several days in looking over the plant and its workings. ■: . I ioppjlG|fociaol ;| 1 "THF R A^F TiF "sIIPPI V" 1 |^ lllLf IJIIJL VI JUI 1 LI *| 3 /.Christmas stockg in Stocktou were ? 2 never larger or • more varied than 3 '': ':i*}i now. If your home merchant can- w 2 not supply you with what you want S Come to Stockton 2 2 You will find here Christmas As- S X : sortments, as large, as varied and §jj W as cheaply priced as any in the State | I ' . ! • ; 2 X Stockton enjoys the same termin- ll| W al freight -rates as San Francisco, I*? and her merchants have cheaper § w rents to pay. You will find prices ~ l|j better with assortments as good- g Come to Stockton § I Stockton Merchant's Ass'n. | W : - . . ... j -y'-.- .;. gi' : ,4^- i^ : .-'--"-,- -. ~'~ —*— - ■ ■' ' ' -■•_ fc 1" " J^^MM^ltl^Bm3xiln^D^r vM l-."ll"-Vi I"SI l'" / Vl^-V I f-.VC" 3 WINTER TERM OPENS Monday, January 2nd -*\ Write for Catalogue y^"**^- ' : ". Stockton - - - California Heald Graduate* Are In Demand "Fakes" Death To Secure Coin. . Reno, (Nev,.) Dec. 14.— Fielder Cravitt of (Joldfield originated - the easiest and most plausible manner in which to secure funds from angered parents When ho "faked" death, sent a bogus telegram to his father in Okla homa and secured $100 for, the purpose of burying himself The' wire was signed by Dr. John Smith, and told of the death of Gravitt and asked , that money be sent at once to .prepare the body for shipping or interment. The money was sent post haste, col lected by the supposed dead man, ami spent so freely that he now is in a hospital from excessive drinking. Gravitt came from Caddo, Oklahoma; several weeks ago, and soon went through with what money he had when he arrived. Casting about for means to make bis parents come to his aid, he devised the death scene. A friend heard of the joke, and at once wired the truth to the bereaved parents. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Marcus Brown, also called M. Brown, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the under signed, administrator of the estate j of Marcus Brown, also called M. Brown, deceased, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them, with the necessary ". vouchers, : within four months after the first publication of this notice, to the said administrator at the law office of Wm. J. McGee, the same being the place selected for the transaction of the business of said es tate, in said Amador County. Dated December 19, 1910. ,:.-.., H. E. Potter, Administrator of the estate of Mar cus Brown, also called M. Brown, de ceased. ,•' dec 23 Teachers Examinations The board of education has for the week past been holding examinations for teachers. Ten applications have been presented to the board, eight of which are not residents of. the county. Seven of of the number are ladies and three are men. The examinations are held in the vacant room in the gram mar school building. The result «f the examinations will not be known until to-morrow. Shall women vote. If they did, millions would vote Dr. King's New Life Pills the true remedy for women. For banishing dull, fagged feelings, backache or headache, consti pation, dispelling colds, imparting lp petite and toning up the system, they are unequaled. Easy, safe, sure.' 25c at Spagnoli's drug store. To Hold Fruit Shower On Thursday evening, December 29th, at the Methodist parsonage, the Ladies Aid Society of. the Methodist Episcopal church, will give a fruit shower social to the pastor and his wife. All friend's and members of the church are invited to be present and participate. A short program will be rendered, ancr Ifght refreshments served. J <±=^ STOCKTON NURSERY L (^ T. J. Stephens, Prop. Ok y Fruit, Shade and Ornamental Trees, Xuio/ul ffi 'JPhone9B7 . 24 S. Hunter Street UK 1 STOCKTON, CAL. ' f Furniture^ Carpets," Rugs, Etc., at Factory Prices ■ ' -* - ■ ... ; . i; We prepay Railroad f reiglit on all goods within 100 miles of Stockion WHOLESALE and RETAIL Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Bedding, Linoleums, — . — etc These goods have never before been offered at such re* markable prices. 'We have a complete stock for you to select from. And we here quote a few of our prices. ■■'-.• Beds -- . |-t from $3.50 to $100.00 Solid Oak Dining Tables from $11.00 to $80.00 Rugs, 9x12 feet - from $5.00 to $75.00 Bureaus - - from $9 00 to $90.00 Remember that all goods are priced at factory prices, and we prepay freight on all shipments within 100 miles from Stockton All Mail Orders Promptly Attended To F.A.GUMMER 333 E. Weber Aye., Stockton | THE HOUSE OF KUECHLER Fine Jewelry exercises a most potont g^^^^^^^j^ lntlueuce over boauty loving pjojilo and always appeals to buyers of select Christ- - P^^^^sßft^^y^^.^VglWj mas presents. Wo have the Hneat col- '^Vr^M^^^jflV^ jiW/ lection of jewelry, watches, diamonds, jjfl a"^l;!'Ci > £^^'SrC' V<^§ r Bllverwaro, and cut glass over offered at <* ifn^; f^fel^^v Bti^i" BEAUTIFUL - CATALOG U THE HOUSE OF KUECHLER MAIN and CALIFORNIA STEEETS,. STOCKTON, CAL. This shower is given in place of a reception, which could not be held on account of so many other public en* gagemunts. Mrs Brown, Pres. Ladieti' Aid. Fur Hunting Good W. 3. Dean and W. E. McKinney, who located in old Pino Grande a few weeks ago,' to trap for furs, have had remarkably good luck thus far, having 70 beautiful specimens.' The finest are 1 large lnyx, 1 wolf and ' 1 beautiful fisher. The rest of the furs are foxes, coons, skunks, ringtail cats, and civet cats. They have also caught 1 large eagle measuring 7 feet from tip to tip, also some immense hawks. They have had one snow ' storm and that . haa brought wild animals down from the mountains, and the trappers expect to do better when the heavy snow cornea on.— Democrat. Wants to Help Someone. For thirty years J...F. Boy er, of Fertile, Mo., needed help and couldn't find it. That's why he wants to help some one now.v Suffering so. long hinv self he feels for all distress from backache, nervousness,' loss of appe tite, lassitude and kidney disorders. He shows that electric bitters works wonders for such troubles. "Five bottles," he writes, "wholly cured me and now lam well and hearty." It's also positively guaranteed for liver trouble, dyspepsia, blood disorders, female complaints and malaria. Try them. 50c at Spagnoli's drug store.