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OUT OF BOHEMIA.
The Press Club in Its New Home. HOUSEWARMING TO-MORROW Pompeiian and Renaissance Dec orations. PICTURES BY LEADING ARTISTS. A ProcesSlon From the Owl's Quar ters To-Night and Preliminary Jinks in the New Place. Since that di«rual Sabbalb day on which the fire left too ban Francisco Press Club little besides its membership and remi cisceneei t he newspaper men have en joyed trie Hospitality of the Bohemians. The owl has looked upon them with kniily eye« and they have had a share of every good thing that was in his domain. Yet w ile they tarried in the inviting homo of the.r host and felt that they were cordially welcome there, they looked for ward with impatience to the day on which they would again have a borne of their own. B'lhe long-looked-for day has arrived. GLIMPSES OF THE PRESS CLUB'S NEW QUARTERS. The new quarters of the press club, at the southeast corner of Sutter and Kearny streets, have been painted and decorated, carpeted, furnished and adorned and to night the members will take possession. The Bohemians and their guests will dine together at the home of the owl and march together to the new quarters of the Press Club, where Impromptu jinks will be held in honor of the occasion. The Press Club has held a reception every New Year's day since it was organ ized, and to-morrow has been set apart for a "house-warming," at which the Bohe mians nave been urgently invited to par ticipate. Trie old quarters on Pine street were burned on November 4, ana at a special meeting of the club, held on the following day, a committee, was appointed to pro cure and furnish new quarters. There were six room* on the second fl >or of the Thurlow block, corner of K>arny and Sat ter streets, whlrh tue owner agreed to lease to the organization for five years at a rent*! of $150 ■ month. The location was central, easily acces- Bible, and i lie committee decided that it was just the thine. Three of the apart ments were turned into one, making a large, airy and well-lighted hall, which will be used for jinks and receptions and as a cencral assembly-room. The walls have been decorated in the Pompeiian style. They are painted in warm gray and dull cardinal red tints. There is a large colonial fireplace in this roum, which will be the lounging-place of a successor to the lamented cat Tombstone— if it be possible to find a successor to one so rare and excellent. The other apartments nave been tastefully decorated in the renaissance sty c and will be known as the secretary'?, the writing, the card and tun refreshment rooms. Pictures for the walls are being painted by Artists William Keith, Henry Raschen, Arthur F. Mathews. John Stanton, Hugo Fisher, Joseph Kahler and Mr. Gam be Other well-known artists are disposed to be represented <<n the wall*. The tapestry is the wotk of Valdeoiao Busch. The present officers of the club are: W. W. Naughton. C. U. Coe, D. M. Fraser, John Finlev, Robert Davis. J. E. Donegan, M. A. Judd, F. W. Siowell, James Tyler, James P. Boom and J. C. Donald. HE NEVER INDORSES. Chauncey M. Depew's Reasons for Not Putting His Name on a Note. I bad both monty and a friend. I lent my credit to my frieo'l : 1 lost my rncney and ray friend. — old Story Revised. Ob, no, we'll never Indorse any more. —New Song. Chauncey M. Depew has been associated ' «11 bis life/from tne very day be left Yak College, with rich men. He was one of Commodore Vanderbilt's "boys." and has been the intimate of the Commodore's sons. The Garretts, the Scotts, the Morgans and all tbe kings of the railroad and banking world for twenty years and more have been among Mr. Depew's friends. All of these gentlemen have been tackled by the fellows who are proverbially "short." There is a class of borrowers who want to exchange checks— that is, the borrower wants the check of a sound man to me immediately, and in return gives a check dated ten or more days ahead, when he expects that bis own bank account will be rich enough to meet it. There is in thii fraternity a Bet ol downright swindlen, whose checks are returned with that exasi crating stamp, "no funds." As Solomon tald: "My inn, if tnon be surety for thy friend, if tbou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the worde of thy mouth." * Solomon evidently knew something, about "hand-shakers." Dr. Depew has come to some conclusions, also, and here they are: "Never indorse an accommodation note. If you wish to help yoar friend make op your mind how much you c«n afford to lose ana lend him that He will consider ser ously the repayment of this money, while your name on his paper will not re ceive a second thought, n bis venture is a failure and your money is gone you will not be greatly disappointed, «nd your com pensation will be an approving conscience and tne satisfaction of having done 'he best you could for one whose appreciation of your effort you value. But your indorse jUi-nt he regards us a more formality, tie believes in himself and has preat contempt lor your fears. At each rpnewat of the note he will i, an t the amount increased or an additional n >t<», on the ulea of increas ing business and opporiunities. When you have become frightened at the sum lor which he has made yr>u responsible, and find that you must »iop or be ruined, he will say that unless you aid him further he will b« forced into bankruptcy and you will be the cause, "hen Ite fails, as he Inevitably will, you find that the money r.dsed on your notes has paid enemies and strangers who in sisted on his dealing with them on business principles, and that you are his largest and perhaps his sole creditor. You are crippled financially for a time, and per haps for life, by meetiog the maturing ob ligations which you have iudorsed, and your former friend, now your bitter foe, is loudly proclaiming in his own justifica tion that you are me author of his ruin. The result of your excursion in the care less lending of your name will be that you have lost both friend ami fortune, and have discovered, perhaps too late, that you are a fool. I hay- had in greaier or less degree several such experiences." It is said on good authority that Dr. Depew lost $40,000 last year by indorsing notes. He'll never do it again, he says. — New York Sun. CLEARING SHIP FOR A FIGHT. The Crew of a Warship Trained to Make Every Second Count. To watch a ship's crew in tbe most ex citing moment of clearing for action is to realize the value of discipline in its most perfect development, the result of coustant practice that gives faultless precision. It is tbe habit of capable captains to assem ble their crews at general quarters many times during the peace maneuvers in order that they may grow accustomed to their duties and go about them without con fusion, whether the alarm comes in broad daylight or in tne darkness vi the night •Such, indeed, is the ordinary routine cf a battleship, and on it her safety may at any moment depend if things should go wrong, in steam tactics, as in action. Whenever bugles sound the call, and the boatswain's ma c pipes shrill echoes, the men, wherever they may be — whether on watch or asleep in hammocks — assemble at their allotted posts with marvelous ce lerity. There it a momentary tramping of feei between decks, a rattle of arms, and then silence so profound that any word of command can be distinctly heard fore and aft along tne deck even of such a ship as the Kfpulse. At the werds, "Clear frr action," there is a commotion which a landsman mght mistake for a panic as nn'ti rush from point to point. A blue jacket i.ever walks when an order is eiven, but does everything a* the double. Every one koows bis station, and goos to it by the quiekt>*t and shortest way. Witn a rapidity ihat seems wonder ful, companion-ladders, with tLeir ponder ous gangways, are unshipped aod stored away; tailings around the low decks fore and aft are lowered; ti.f, ventila ting cowls and chimney stacks disappear, to be replaced by co?»rs flush with the deck; hatches are battened down, water- igbt doors closed and tackle rigged for hoisting ammunition from the niaga z ne. Between decks everywhere some thing of the same kiud is being done as quickly and as Quietly, and then the men stand to their guns. When the bugle sounds for firing the commence, the great barbette turntables revolve slowly, trained by unseen power, and the quick-firing guns in main-deck batteries are worked with surDrising celerity by detachments of nayal marine artillery. At » pnze-«hooting recently a deiateh ment fired sixteen shots in three minutes from one of the Repulse guns, scoring nine direct hits and planting all the other seven shots so close to the tarcet that they would have riddled the bull of a vnry small ship. Ttoe seventeenth round was in this gun when tne "cease fire" sounded, bo that one gunnqr. who was loading, must have lifted 1700 pounds in three minutes. This incident gives a vivid idea of the work that would have to be done in action by crews of these quick-firing gun-, as well as of the smartness with which the •'Blue Marines" set about their task. Fire discipline will be a potent factor in any future battle at sea, and there can be no beter means of acquiring it than by such exercise as one has seen at general quar ters during the maneuvers.— London Daily News. SHE PLEADED IN VAIN. But Ceased Her Plea When She Learned the Truth. She turned her solellke eyes up to him. She was a pale, interesting young girl— the kind that tall, robust men like on account of the clinging vine and sturdy oak business. Sue had met him once or twice at dances, but knew nothing fui th -r aoout him. ••Have you any ambition In life ?» she asked, "No." he auaweied, moodily. It was not an encouraging beginning, but she had him all alone; sue had even said that she didn't like to dance In order to get him Into that corner. He was coort looking. Undoubt edly be was lairly well off. •Is it because you do not feel the responsi bility of llf<-?" she continued wisely. "You need oomethlng to stir you out of the humdrum or your existence. You need some oue to make you break yourself away from your Habits aud all that sort of thing. Don't you think you do?" "Yes," be answered; "1 suppose I do." "Domestic happiness is all there Is In this world worth living for. I have heard ever so mauy people say so. Now, It is just tbe same wiili me tnat it Is with you. I wax 19 my last birthday and I have no responsibilities lu life. Papa won't let me worry about a thing. I should be ever so much happier If I could gtiaro the trials ot some noble man." ••Indeed?" ne asked. "Yes," she answered. ''Don't you agree with me?" He did not an*wr. She wan a trifle discouraged. "Wouldn't you like to get married?" she asked him, timidly. "I am married," he said with a slight under tone of sin prise in hn voice, aud Immedlat ly i hereafter a smile crept about his lips as lie beean io realize tbe humor of tbe situation.— Louisville Time*. Tne prudent always bare Or, Boll* Cough Syrup on band. It U Invaluable. THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1894. FEAST OF LIGHTS How Two Congregations Kept It. CHANUKA ENTERTAINMENTS With '• Judas Maccabaeus " Given at the Armory. ARRANGED BY RABBI NIETO. Performance by Children of the Ohabai Shalome Congregation. Two Lady Teazles. Tbe Feast of Lights was celebrated yes terday by some of the Hebrew congrega tions by entertainments given by the chil dren of the religious schools. Large audiences gathered to enjoy and applaud the excellent exercises. Yesterday was the last diy Of the festi val, which is of eight days' duration. It commemorates the victories won by the Hebrews in the days of Mattathias and his son*, when ihe tyranny of the Syrians had threatened to make Israel lorsake tbe law. When the nation was restored to freedom it entered the temple, and, in tne words of the Mincha service, "cleansed its halls, purified the sanctuary, Illumined it, and instituted ;he**> days of dedication as days of thanksgiving and praUe." IN GOLDEN UATE HALL. Exercises by the Ohabal Sholnme Sabbath-School. The children of the Congregation Ohabai Sholome Hebrew and Religious school gave their Chanuka entertainment during the afternoon, in Golden Gate Hall. Tho ex ercises were directed by \V. Si. Lissner, the superintendent, and A. Aitmeyer, the president of the synagogue and E. Raus, president- of the school board, also occu pied seats on the platform. Signor Delle plane was the musical directoi. After the singing of a hymn, "Israel's Duty." by the Sabbath-school, Alice Raas delivered an addreis of welcome in a very clear and pleasant voice. Recitations followed, all of them being given by little g rib, wbo Quito distinguished themselves. Gertrude Nathan gave "Tbe Heavenly Light," Freda Jierg re. ited "A Legend." Lena JKatz told of "Hannah and Her Seven hons" and Louise Levy repeated "Help Thy Brother." The performers did not confine them selves to recitations, however; indeed, tney also launched ont successlullv iot) the drama. Ri ta Greenebaum and Victor Reichenberg, in powder and patches, aud arrayed in purpe and fine linen in the style of the lass century, gave tbe famous quarrel scene from the "School for scan dal." It is true that Sir Peter looked any thing but me crusty old gentleman witn which the stage is familiar, as even with bis makeup he could not have passed for for more Uian 10; indeed, in tbe matter of years Lady Teazle appeared to have the advantage of him. However, the little performers kn«w their lines and acted tbeir parts with a spirit that won tueni warm applause. Another dramatic performance was one entitled "Prince or Peasant," a comedy in one act, wherein Clara Reichenberg, as a disguised princess, and Lazarus Luis burg, a disuuised prince, met aud present ly laliing in love exchange rings. Lillie Stein atid Lucien Simon were the two conhdantes, and thanks to a combination ol crcumstances everything turned out well and the curtain went down on the eleven little perlorniers, leaving a reason able hope that ail the dramatis persouse would "live happily ever afterwards," as people do in the lairy tales. There was not much music on the pro gramme, but. what there was proved to be good. Lazarus Landsburg played two flute solos in a very pleasing manner, the second oue being an encore, aud Mrs. I. \V. Madden'i artisticsinging well deserved all tho applause it received. It is to be reeretted that a contralto whose produc tion is so free from artificial tones as Mrs. Maddens is not heard more in public. At the Mincha Sflrvlce a candlestick containing nine tapers with only tlie ceu ter one burning was placed on the plat form. Walter Wolf was the reader, the responses being made by tbe Sabbath school. The tapers on the candlestick were lighted by Jeanette Groescnel and Mac Belli, the former child giving an acconut of tbe festival in English and the latter using the Hebrew tongue. Tbe school then sang the Chanuka song. The entertainment concluded with a grand übleau, "America." afier wbicii priz-sand souvenirs, as well as boxes of candy, were distributed to all the chil dren of the Sabbath-^chool. AT ARMORY HALL. The Festival Celebrated by Sherith Israel Sunday-School. The eighth day of the Clianuka, or Fes tival of Decoration, was celebrated by the pupils of the Sberith Israel Sabbatb scuool In tbe evening at Armory Hall on Ellis street. Although the rain was de scending in torrents, so large an audience collected that chairs had to be placed in the aisles. Handei'.i oratorio of "Juda* Macca baeus," which was peculiarly appropriate to the occasion, had been paraphrased and arranged by Dr. J. Nito and was pre sen ed with the full cast, toeetaer with a grand chorus under tba direction of Cantor D. S. Davis. Professor I. Leszynsky was the stag* director, and the Costumes, all of which he had designed, w*ra particularly gorgeous, as well as being much more In keeping with the period represented than is usual in amateur performances. Ai; the music of the recitations and arias in the oratorio bad been dispensed with, the word* being spoken by the dif ferent characters, who recitpd th«ir lines with great clearness and emphasis. The only singing was that performed by tbe chorus, and it was remarkably well done. Tiiere was scarcely euougli dramatic ac tion to carry 'he paraphra-ed oratorio along on its merits as a play, but this had evidently been foreseen by 'those in charge of the entertainment, for "Judas" was given in three parts, with lighter Inter ludes so thai it never for a moment drag ged. In the third scene a number of fine spec t cular effects were introduced. First th« ambassadors in gorgeous raiment, arrived to offer homage and bring gifts. Most of the nations of the earth, includ.ug the Japanese and Chinese, were represented, and even Uncle Sam was not forgotten. YV hen all these had been presented, a num ber of captive dancing maidens appeared 011 the scene anrt proceeded to go through graceful Delsarte evolutions with the aid of long silk scarves. Tnese captive maidens were dressed in flowing white togas, and had their hair braided with gold bauds, in the Roman style, which added to the pic tarejqueness of their appearance. The following was the cast of "Judas Maccalseus:" Ju'lns. Milton E. Lando; Simon, George M. Lipmau; ProDhet, Melville Meyer; Armor Bearer, Harry Sheideman; Herald, Selby Badt; First Messenger, David Mnnasch; Second Messenger, Sam Levenson; Roman Envoy, Morris Go'dtree; Roman Citizen, Horace MMi; Priest, Gerald Misb; israeliti9h Boy. Harry L. Wallenberg; prophetess, Bella Monasch; matron, Ceiia Samuels; maiden, Ray Fatow; ambas sador* — Roy Bad', Walter Flatow, Sidney Goldtree, Paul Larliman, Julius Sahlein, M. Btrns:ein. Sherman Gruman, Monroe Green, Abe Mend^son, Monroe Schwalbe, Fred Wolfsohn, George Dhvs, Arthur Green, Cam Lipprnan, Clifford RaOston, Harry Wallenberc; captive maidens — Mabel Barnett, Vola Kiowalsky, Ruby Mendelson, Estelle Harris, Stella Leszyn sfey, Tessie Sumn erfield. Mac Hiisfeld, Mabel Maener add Leah Young. Ttm di rectors of the Peisarte were Miss Elsie Wade and Miss Mac Womser. The first interiixle consisted of a sketch written by Dr. J. Xiato, in which Milton Badt, a precociou>ly clever infant, took the part of a nineteenth century man of the world. A couple of ancestors baa obligingly stepped down from their frames to hold converse wiin Milton, and he eo lightened them respecting fin de siecle iiventions, a proceeding which over whelmed the ancestors with confnsioa. Finally be invited them to take seats at the back of the stage and watch a very charming part of the entertainment. This was the doll drill, arranged by Miss Juste Lczynsky, and whatever its effect may have been i>n the anemors, It made the audience quite enthusiastic. The doit dnil was i^ood enough to have been applauded as part of a professional performance. Nothing could have been more graceful than the gastures and act ing of the fifteen little girls who scolded their dolls, sang to them of the begie man, rocked them to sleep, and finally crept out on tiptoe. "Tne Dairy Muds' Chat" was another charming uullet it'action in whicti a number of little girls, dres-ed in a Dolly Vnrden style and carrying little milking stools, danced and acted very gracefully. The performers in the doll drill were: E liih Aronson, Sophie Davis, Annie Lev inuston, Pearl SaMein, Hprmie Seller, Lucille Aronson, Camilla H>rris, Sadie Mendelson, Flossie Schlesinger, Dora Bernstein, Bella Livingston. Julia Pose ner, Edna SummerLeld, Ida loune, Josle Lei-zynsky, and the dairymaid's chst was executed by Celia Br-itstein, Mac Cerkel, Josie Lesr.yuskv, Milired New man, Rose Steveler. Lucy Breslauer, Maud Fisher. M>ie Meyer, Pauline Phil lips, Flossie Seller. Rose Bernstein, Cora Fiatow, ilattie Mrndelson, Gertrude Ru lowsky, R.e Spiro, Bertha Wallenberg. Another successful performance was a BCcne fruin the "School for Scandal," in which Albert Posener as Sir Peter and Mabel Gruruao as Lady Teazl« acted most artisticaly. The whole entertain ment concluded with the singing of "Co lumbia," Elsie Harris representing the Goddess of Liberty. A distribution of presents and souvenirs to tbe children was then made. CHAISE HENRI II No one thinks of furnishing a room en suite nowadays, at any rate, so far as the chairs are concerned. Id fact, tbe more va riety these represent the better the gen eral effect. Amateurs Reem to have been a little afraid of dealing witb chairs, save in the matter ol those convenient wicker work loungas that come to our rescue in all sorts of ways, making a wond9rful show for a very little expenditure, and suitable alike to a houseboat or a drawine room. But beside the modem wicker cliair should stand something of the old world, such as a chair made after the style dveo in my sketch— a faithful repro duction of a real Henry II chair, and which might be very well attempted. If you distrust your own powers of carpen tering it is quite easy to make any "bandy man" grasp the idea and wrestle with the framework ;it can be made of ordinary white wood and then stained mahogany color, or the whole framework may be neatly covered with dull brown, red or dark green velvet, glued on first aod then t*cked. This part complete, wo come to the consideration of the seat, which is really not at all difficult to manage. Strips of webbing are tacked acro-8 from either Ride, tuen a strnne cushion is made of brown hollsnd sruffed witb horsehair, and made exactly to fit, and fastened securely to each upright piece of the framework, ihe back being managed in the same way. The outer covering should be of one of the many excellent imitations of antique tapestry that are to be had nowadays lor a few shillings a yard ; or if you happen to be an expert in embossed leather work nothing can be more suitable, and this could quite easily be procured, as so many amateurs takfl to it now as a means of livelihood. It is the kind of chair that lends itself particularly_well to that green stain wbicli. as somebody remarked the other day, "is the only original artistic contribu tion from this century in the way of furni ture." The piece of ornamentation nailed across the front may be carried out in a variety of ways, but nothing is n.oro effective than a sin ill piece of lincrusta Walton stained to match the chair. Ethel. Notice of Removal. The Union Trust Company of San Francisco will remove to its new building, corner of Mar ket, Montgomery and Post streets, ou Wednes day, January 2, 189"). Tuts company ransacis a savings, trust, banklne aud aafr-deposlt business. Its fire and burpl ir proof vaults are of trio most mod ern aud best approved construction. Kent of safes from $4 to $100 pev annum Inspection solicited. • SAW THE ASHES. Large Crowds Satisfy a Wish of a Week 4 BY VISITING THE CLIFF. They Ran the Gauntlet of a Muddy Roadway. LIQUOR SOLD IN THE OPEN AIR. Curiosity Prompts People to See "What the Cliff House Looks Like After the Fire." Though there was no Cliff House to see yesterday frowning above tbe ocean break ers, no veranda from which to scan the P momma of water and shore lines or watch thn seals besportiog themselves on tbe adjacent rocks, a tremendous crowd of people wentout to learn what tbe cliff looks 1 ike without its old landmark. For tbe privilege of peeking tbrougn a high picket fence upon a beap of dead embers and dtsbri3 the crowds endured a great deal. They waded through yellow mud, while horses splashed tbe liquid muck upon their Sunday clothes, and they had to walk in single file up the sloping roadway by tbe cliff — a tedious experience, as it took fully twenty minutes to get up or down the bill. And they suffered for want of proper rail road facilities to accommodate all. But those people would "go out to tbe Cliff House to see how tbe Cliff House looks since it was burned down." Western pluck and enterprise was strik ingly illustrated before the Sunday crowds in tbe Phoenix-like alacrity attending tbe rising from ashes of Cliff House commerce, In front of the ticket gate that Mayor elect Sutro erected opposite the celebrated resort while fighting the Southern Pacific a long bar — mahngony top, silvered rails, band rail, hanging towels, and a smiling bon. face behind — stood in the open air. The ticket-bouse was stocked with liquors, but business was done in the open at a great rate. And meantime sev eral carpenters were busily at work on a frame buildiug miiway between the baths ami tbe Cliff House site, nailing down the lust shingles and fitting doors and wii dows. In a few days this will be ready for occupancy as a temporary resort, pending the erection of another place like me one destioyed by fire a week azo. Owing to blasting of rock from Uia cliff overhanging the driveway from the beach to the cliff a frightful muddle has been made. There is as yet barely room for one team to pass another, and then the foot pathway, or an excuse for one, is so narrow that two persons pass with diffi culty. In many places the pedesiriaus bad to move along in single file, >ideways, and all tbe time mud was livine from horses' feet. The narrow ledge used as a sidewalk proved a precarious foothold, for frequently some unfortunate would slip into the mod, at least ankle deep. This caused considerable merriment, and bad as tbe crush was alongside tbe fence lots of fun came from it. The uovelty of two ■in -s of people passing either way in single file and by slow degrees bad some thing amusing about it, and all this for no other reason than "to see what the Cliff House looks like after it was burned down." Because there was a short Dreak in the storm the ocean beach was oiack with people «s far as the eye <-ould reach from Sutro Heights. Beyond the ocean rolled placidly with bd unusual calmness, though mighty breakers came rolling in and kept up a ceaseless tumbling and thundering upon the sand. A cloud of spray rising high above the breakers, white and beauti ful, and with splendid fury, told where the wrecked 9chonner lay. Sulro Heights was visited by large num bers of people, and the Mayor-elect re mained at home entertaining his friends. He found time to express himself on the Southern Pacific Funding Bill, which oc cupies bin mind conjointly with cares of office. "Everything depends on the Sneaker of the House of Representatives," said he. "If they can get him to set aside a day for consideraioo of the bill, then it will be taken up." •'And what will be the result?" "Well, Mr. Huntington will get in then and pass the funding bill. I toll y« v 1 know what I'm speaking about. Tbe peo ple should watch tliU very elusely. l is a calamity, the greatest that could happen m California; It would settle a debt of $77,000,000 on tbe State for fifty years. And you and 1 must p«y it. Tbe tax will come out of tbe people's pocnet". Colonel Sum ner is in Washington looking after the biil for the people. We shall spare no effort in our fight," WHO WILL IT BE? Reliance and Chicago to Counter-Kick. The Make-Up of the Oakland Team and Something of Its Prospects. The defeat of the Chicago eleven by the Stanfords at Los Angeles Saturday was a big sun n-e to the majority of the enthusiasts hern. That the wearers of tbe crimson have bepn putting up a splendid game tbe latter Dart of this year was cen trally conceded, but tbn superior open play and new "wrinkles" of the men from the E i*t was as a rule regarded as more than sufficient to add a second victory to their credit. But the mass work of the Man fords, aided by the grounds, set a 1 prog nostications at defiance and shattered the hitherto invincible team from the ciy of wind and No. 9*. This leaves honors easy between these teams, as tbe Eastern men won on Christmas day. To-morrow, bowever, the Chicago eleven will meet the champion football team of tbe coast, and then tbe gridiron will sizzle and the tenderest morsels of one or tbe otber of them will be cooKed in a turn and served to tbe captious palate of Victory, who will reward tbe hapuy team with one of her proverbial yet never fading smiles. But If it results in a tie? Ob! men the heartless lndy lises her anticipated New Year's morsel and goes hungry to bed. The Reliance team, with whom the Chi cago team will struggle at the Iliieht street grounds to-morrow, state thac they expect to win, almougti they do not in tbe least deny the strength of their opponents or conceit 1 their own weakness. Of all the explanations offered for the defeat of tlu< Chicago men, that of the condition of the grounds seems tbe most generally shared. The muddy, slipiery surface is exactly tbn kind unfr.ted for the open play of the E istern men, and just the son tti'ut would enhance the superior weight of Stanford ■nnd render the mass work decidedly deadly. Inasmuch as Stanford recently defeated the Reliance team in the final of the championabip series, its victory over the Eastern men seems to rather encour age the Oakland team tban otherwise. The Reliances will play as follows: Sul!tv«n, cen'er; B. Oliver, left guard; McMillan, left tackle; Racine, left end; G. Smith, right guard; Pringle, right tackle; J. Sherrard, ri:ht end; Clemens, 1-fthalf; Walton, right half; Fr ck (cap tain), fullback; Wyckoff, quarterback. [ Tun is nearly th» regular make-up oi the team. Whitney has retired from the team altogether on account of business, and his former position at quarter hns been taken by JWyckoff, who was moved from fullback. Frick now takes fullback, his old place at left tickle bavins been as signed to demons, who t>lav«*ii with Stan ford several years ago. Oliver and dem ons have not played with the team lor a year or so oast, but will no doubt be in their old-time form. Another change nan been made with McMullin, who now is at left tackle. Quite a point in the favor of this team is lie superior weight of the three middle men, they averaging 190 pounds. All of the men are old players and have seen from three to four years' service. The team will outweigh the Chicagos consider ably, and will rely not a little on their ability to break through the latter's line before they get (he ball well in baud. In outlining the system they will prob ably follow one of the members of the Reliance Club stated that his team would put up both open and mass play. He stated, though, that as they bad not bad much practice lately, much would depend upon the individual play of ton team. The tackling of the Chicago men ' was poor, nearly all catching the runner high, while on the contrary, the Reliance men were all low tacklers. The Chicago men tackle well in the line, however. If the Reliance eleven desire to win they will have to get in and make the play red hot from the start. They will probably push the Eastern men good and hard for the first half and endeavor to secure such a lead as will cau*e the Chicago men to go to nieces and be unable to make their furious work in the last half count as it generally dues. Their interference is ac knowledged by the Reliance men to be th" finest that has ever been witnessed on this coast, no less than eight men guarding the runner. How the Reliance men will be able to break up this interference will de termine whether or not they win the gamp. The Reliance team has been practicing daily since last Wednesday and the mem bers are not in any such condition as are tiie Stanfords or as they should be in fact. They have been at work about an hour and a half every day and have played with the Frisco High School team. There was a practice game yesterday, which will be the last, the only work to-day being a few signal exercises in the club gymnasium. A Horse Brutally Mutilated. P. F. Canavan, well-known to patroDS of coursing, complains of a cruel mutilation perpetrated urnm an animal in his posses sion. boiiiH brute tn hu;n»n form, uaid a noctural visit m his new residence oppo site the Ocean View coursing park on Sat urday night and cut off one enr close to the headjof a favori'e hnrse. No clew to the inhuman fiend was secured. Identified. The body of the man found south of the park was identified early tiiis mornlaf; as the remains of Jerri Bilina, a saloon keeper, who disappeared two months ago. flis place of business was on Junes street, near McAllister. He leaves a widow and two children. STRANGE FORMATION. An Iceberg in Mid- At lan tic la the Form of a Church. The officers of the Neniune line steam- Bhio Fatapsc\ whicli arrived in port re cently from Rotterdam, via Sunderland, witnessed an early morning scene in mid- Atlantic which First Officer Pophara says was beyond description and any human power of reproduction. Ti e beautiful sight was caused by the sun shining upou a huge iceberg about 7 o'clock on the morn ing of August 2, and continued for fully fifteen minutes. The iceberg was 270 feet high aud 550 feet lone, and was on the edge of a dense fog. It was shaped ex actly like a church, having at on« end a towering spire that was pierced near the top by small boles, making a natural beltry. The sun was shining at the top of the spire in immaculate white. About fifty feet from the top the Bun's rays blended into a soft pink that was most beautiful to behold. Back of the spire was a slanting roof that the action of the fog and sun caused to appear in a deep blue. 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