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WEATHER INDICATIONS.

; .■ Special to tbe Atta.''*J^^^ssa^^ 1 3ga^^ Washington, January «th. -Midnight—lndications for the middle and North Paclflo Coast regions : : Cloudy weather, possibly followed by rain. For the i South Paolflo Ooaat region j : Clear ;or partly cloudy weather. _________^_ - __ i

THE 'ALTA ALMANAC" FOR 1880.

The thirteenth annual number of - the AtTA L1 * FOBHIA v A^AKAO AMD YEAB • BOOK OF FAOIfI, the only work of the' kind published in i our State in the English language, is \ now ready, or ; delivery. in previous years, the Almanac for 1880 will contain a brief record of the most notable events of the preoeding twelve months, with special reference to tbe history of our Slope, comprehensive ■'' in } 'information not conveniently accessible la any other form. - It is designed to be an epitome of the growth of our side of the continent, and' more partlonlary of its leading State and i city, including ; a review ;of agricultural, manufacturing ' and mining industry ; statistics of the areas of laud sold, enclosed, cultivated and still belonging "fte™s' tbe Federal ;? Government in every county of California ; tbe progress of population and immigration, and the number of inhabitants in all the Pacific States and Territories ; tbe rainfall of tbe last <ix seasons in Oallfornla and Nevada, and of tae last 22 years, by months, in i Ban Francisco ; tbe effect of the New Constitution on buslneea, and the nnanolal condition of tbe Btato and counties. Tho returns of the general ; (State eleolion, the special election on the new Constant ion, tbe election for municipal officers in San Francisco ; lists of the Fed era!, State and Municipal of&olals ; the vote of the leading towns, indicating the progress of different parts of tbe State ; aooounta of the s State f and Presidential elections in , the 'i| last 90 years ;nists of the lm»»SHßs^«?'« J **»!&'* ! «^»'i s^A^#Ks'-^-. ';■■." ■=-' J; "■■'", „■ ' '•''■'„''' ' ' • "'• '•"' ' •"? military and naval forces on the Pacific Coast and Slope ; tables of postal and telegraphic charges, the post offices, postmaster? and express offices on our Slope, are placed within handy reach of the reader.

BREVITIES.

—•A. popular set : Bet 'em up." Lives on psp : A rich man* Bon. —The belt thing oat : A bad cigar. ; <•__&, sheet anchor : A olothee-pln. , ■ —A. flourishing business : The writ! ng-m aatera. ; : ; Some people are so tender-hearted they hate '=. to Strike a match . :' g ■ :;f t;r' : 'Ci ' ■ " ':7; *>, ' — 00l Wade Hampton. Jr., died a fortnight ago *t bis plantation In Mlsslbbi ppi. ■■■■■■ : ;^ > ;;b-;"v;f' : f :_ m Is Edison a fraud ?" ; aska ; a '; St. Louts paper. We glTe It up. Time alone can tell. Members Sof the | Legislature - are ■ having their button-holes lined with sheet-iron. ;- V : — Many oonples, sines Adam and Eve , have pat In s a good deal of the time ' raining Cain. ' ;. ;:^^if^vr -,'i^ 1— A Providence i paper explains why Rhode Island' has two capitals, 'fbey don't like to spell it rhode Island or Rhode island. _t» Commodore " 0. K. Garrison in worth f 30,000,000. The five Garrison •< '} boy i". are the five wealthiest brothers in the country. -;~v.r--^ ->;;^ '^'AY; ; :- —The Philadelphia Prtu says : , «} Edison himself oouldn't make a lantern thatwenld enablefTlld«i to find his lost road to the White ( House." ■/ - The difference between a barber and a•: sculptor Is very slight. The one carls up and ;; dyes, tb,e l other makes faoee and 'I busts. Springfield Union. = —-.m Eve never had a silk dress in her . life." --V She had :no nee for : one. There were no Ferguson girls ; aorots the way 1 for * her to paralyzi with envy when she went out shopping in a silk dress. —-The Idea haft been conoelved of establishing public warming-rooms in the different quarters of > Paris, where poor homeless folk will be admitted; and given a sbowl5 bowl of soup without any preliminary questioning. Two or three are already open. —Count Roger de Grlmkergho, a wealthy Belgian, who died reoently, has bequeathed 600.000 francs to the City \6tl Brussels to be expended in the erection of a house on the seaside for i the [ temporary reoep t ion of the sick children ; of the city poor. — •• That's right," indignantly shouts an aggrieved woman's Journal, ;, resenting S' an attack y upon the gentler sex. •< That's right ; give it to the women t" Wear woman's journal, that it is just exactly what we do with all of It; Just as fast : as ; we can* earn it. —The Pall {Mali Gazette admits that . English repressive legislation cripples manufacturing enterprises in Ireland. v The trouble with Ireland; is that : she ? baa practically ;no inoome, save the produce of her fields, and a bad season brings want to the doors of many of her people. .•;/;;■;; v; ' Our WMbingt >n oorreii)*uJeaC cays that D»arly all the Senators are loaded down to the boots with sp««ohes on financial topics. Most of this will be merely gas of faint illuminating .; power. None of oar Senatorial Statesmen is , likely to throw a Hood of eleotrlo light on the subject. It Is stated that the ocly point of difference at present ; between ' tbu * Russian Government and the Vatican respecting the Oatbollo Oburoh of Poland in the demand of Russia that the Polish bishops shall abandon all rites which imply the fceiiarate natioual existence of the Poles. . The Vatican responds that it has no power to compel the concession; A strikingly realistlo soene took place at the Theatre dea *• Nation?," < Paris. . Borne . professional thieves wore ; discovered to i form part of the super, nnmerarles, and • the police , enrolled some of their members In a similar capaolty. Between tho sooond •nd third sot the oompany was astonished to see half of the supers arrest the other half. —••Wat yer a blaokin' dem barges fo' ? " ..Honey, I'se er gwine.to der ball at da Gait tavern.' Mue' go— dey's a lookln' fo' me," and whan Ike wei»t out into the woodshed to shave, Hannah bid . his shoes under a pile' of coal in the cellar, and Ike ; stayed at home. No shoes, no ball."— Louisvillt Courier' Journal.

—Justice Miller, of the United SUtes Supreme Court, la quoted as Buying tbet tbe richest of treatH to him la to listen to an argument by Jere Black. The Judge Is a Democrat. •• I think," he said to a friend, ••yon are one of a very few Bepubllcans who will be saved. But tbe good world won't be crowded with them," he idded grimly, •• It won't be crowded." A Frenoh paper of New Orleans praiies the women or that city by Raying that tbo fairest and moat oarefully-reared ladies, reduced a to poverty, have bo readily adapted themselves to circumstances tbat they can do tbelr own housework even to the washing and oooklng, and work with tbe needle besides to rapport tbe family, while their lazy, good for. nothing husbands loaf arouud the corners or pity keno, own. Joseph E. Jehnaton was lately In Raleigh, and a gentleman aaked him rather pointedly why the Bonthern Army did not take Washington after the first Battle ol Manassws. Biatng on his toes, he replies : • 'There were two reasons— myself and the Potomac Blver. I bad reached that age that 1 knew an American soldier could not ford a river a mile Wide and 18 feet deep." —The llaiit givei an account of Peter's Pence collectiona daring the past year. Acoording to this statement, Franoe contributed 1 ,100,000 franca ; America, 900,000 franca ; lireat Britain and Ireland, 760,008 francs ; Austro-Hungsry, 700,000 francs ; Italy, 800, »00 franca ; Belgium, 300.000 franoa ; Germany, 160,000 francs ; Holland, 00,000 franc* ; and Switzerland, 30,000 francs. —Little Bdio Neff, a fl%xen-haired, sevenyear-old Cincinnati girl, has a pet kitten tbat ahe carefully puts to bed every night in a cloaet. One morning recently, at about six o'clock, and while It was yet dark, ahe waa awakened by her protege jumping on the coverlid. Bbc arose and, taking it child-fashion nnder her left arm, startel ont of the room for the cat a reating-plaoe. As she stepped noiselessly into the ball she came suddenly upon a roughly-dressed burglar, to whom she Immediately put the qaeatlon, •< Who do yon want, man ?" The stranger, «turtled at the apparition, turned and Incontinently fled down Btaire, followed as far as the head of tbe flight by tbe little innooeat, who ct9od tbere in bare feet with cat In arm, and gazed iv wonderment at the individual as he went down the steps, four at a time, and vanished ont of tbe front door. __A Quaker shopkeeper once met a Qaaker oastomer of his going home with her bundles. He bad bsan absent from his place, and bad a notion in his wise bead that abe had been trading with a rival, whom he did not znnoh love. •• How much did thoe give a yard for tbla, Mary ?" •• One dollar I " •• Why, lam eurpriaed at tbee. I oonld let thee bave it for seventy-five oenta. And how mnch for thil?" •< Two dollars." •• Why, that waa nnrea. sonable. I could bave let thee have it for $1 CO. Why will tbee go away trading with strangers and world'i people, Mary ? " "I don't know what then is talking about, friend John," she said, •• but 1 did boy all these things at thy atora, and if tbee eaya tbe troth, tbee must owe me oonaiderable money."— Troy Times. Tbe bartender's wooing, acoording to Fuck .- Twas ten book clock— hie aonr to go — And still he sat be cider ; Her spirits were in cordial flow, But be waa Mamrn, which tried her.

Acd sherry minded him at last, Her rye so sweetly dropping, Of corks from bottles flying fast — They weren't afraid of— popping. He fell. •• Madeira, brandy," said, •• Is In my breast a>burnlng— 'Tis High-man's toreh — then wine not wed While love, bright love, is yearning ?" •i If flips say • do.' fleidsieok a bier — If • yei,' I'd live forever — And no champagne I'd feel, my dear, If rum you made to sever."

_A man named Joseph Laoey, from Merrlmao Point, Ills., visited the Bt. Louis Republican office to gee too sights. He happened to get into the eletator without knowing what it was. The boy started the maohine, and Mr. Laoey went wild with (right. He yelled for police, struck a violent blow at the elevator boy, and then made a Jomp and tried to break through the transom of a doer, the level of which had jast been reached. He fell, and his head projected jast over the edge of the platform. In another instant he wonld liavo been beheaded, bat for the presence of mind of the boy, who re. versed the engine just as Mr. Lioey's njsck began to B<ju«exa. The oar moved back down, and as soon as Laoey caught sight of the glass entranoe door on the first floor, he dashed headforemost through It, taking glass and sash with him. Strange enough, ho was not hart in the debris, and getting up, he dashed out on the street and ran westward.

The Independent Washington star takes this view of the Maine dispute : <• Governor Uarcelon, of Maine, no doubt deserves a good deal of the sharp censure jast now showered upon htm, but it should be said in bis behalf that some,, of the hard words Applied to him do not fit. Be is a thoroughly lion- ] est man, and whatever mistakes he has made are due Co obstinanoy of temper rather than to any moral obliquity. In faoa and figure he muoh resembles Andrew Jackson, and be is as positive and self' willed as ever •• Oik Hickory " was. His bom* at Low la ton abounds with anecdotes of his pecnllarl;iss in this way, but nobody there of any political party would ever dream of charging him with wtlful dishonesty. The only danger is that bis Jacksonisn temper may betray htm In the present emergency Into some hot-headed aot ihat will lead to bloodshed. It is probable that be has been worked upon to take hit present attitude by Eoen F. Plllsbury, of the Augusta Standard, who wunts to be United States Senator in j lace of Hamlln, and who is generally looked apon as the Mophlstopbeles Qt tbe Fusion-plotting in Maine."

VOL XXXI I— PER WEEK FIFTEEN CENTS.

WHERE ARE THE DEAD?

jlk> They Revisit tlielr Friends on tlie JE£artli?

Eloquent Specimen of the Purported Inspirational Oratory of Spiritualism.

Last Evening Charter Oak ; Hall was absolutely packed fall of | eager?: listener* j*l and many hundred went away, unable to gain admittance, to hear the in out eloquent ;■: address f delivered by lira. Emma Hardinge iiritton. : -.'-' " ■'■ ff r^^aS3@SSßSSi™ The subject selected «« . Whore are the dead ? " and the lowing la bat a taint outline of her gifted diecoureo, which, It Is claimed, was delivered under Inspiration : e^^^;-;^!^;^ Tne answer to? this earnest question deeply concerns us all. Mankind is too ' apt '. to call the immortals dead ; can it be \ true ?'. Ask yourself what 18 life to you on earth. To many it is not much be. yond the management of their earthly possessions, or at best, life to them la| el cply a brief ) individual government of things within the limits of their several spheres of action. But let a simple quarter of 3 a oentury ■ pass over and behold their life has changed, and many each appear . to have J found £ that the I real * end of ; life >is death. This alone endures while air else passes ; away. T : ;i : .r, a WOW, IS- THEBK is a 1a 1 b«t.ond, • And the soul still lives In a . more ' ethereal and rafined spirit body, what do we take with us, when our lauds, our wealth, and our hoarded treasures pass to other hands ?^X If there is so beyond, of what avail are the ter/iole • struggles in the great battle of life . ?|£ Man h raj} not sought the existence forced upon him, but has received it without ; act of , his; he has been unfolded as the flower, through tfce bright sunshine of divine purpose. In fact, hiaf life here is nothing, if It ]is not the highway to con. tlnued , life beyond ,;| it f, lflVa '% priceless treasure, if ' confided to us for Ita uses in advancing 'us to a life beyond. ■■■■ : : . ' : ?. ' '^■'^-•': : r / :^ ■:/"■:..':■■ -Z: ;;•' ' The universal belief of all races that ever existed under the' sun, is t not a delusive shadow, reveals the real substance of something that actually exlits. , Our memories are but the reflections of some existing substanoe, and % imagination itself is the shadow of [a? substance, for no one can conceive of even a color which does not exist. The yearning of the soul after Immortality Is the reflection of a divinely sublime truth. This '; r ■;■:■ H :^;t '?''&**}?**s*■& BEHEF IN IMMOBTALITX Is its own witness of its troth. We have evidence in the science of life, which assigns to every flower and atom a duty in life equal to the effort which brought it into g being AJJ Man, alone, developes oapaMlltiee whose maturity is not on earth, and whose greatest acts and promise are beyond his present form. If '; there 1 was mo i before, and |^is| no ? hereafter, this life in our earthly body must be all, Oan one tingle life of f-i suoh existence express '■';■. all the possibilities within you ? Thoughts of the old year and new, like phantoms of memory, come trooping up In their place, and, as thia life appears to U3 a progressive movement, we picture before us an eernlty to climb ; an endloss ladder, reaching from the finite toward tbe Infinite, whose unbroken law btretohes away in the endless paths of an infinite universe. Those who return ! from the burial of tbe oast-otf garments of flesh that remain after the soul has passed oat from it, taking with it its indwelling spiritual body, retrace their solitary fctepa, over the oold stones of earth, to their forsaken firesides, to enquire WBEBE IS TH» PATH OF THE SOUL? They ,; long '^ not for philosophy, ; but earnestly deBlre to hear from the absent ones, and clasp hands with tbe 1 immortals. In tbe presence of death, the soul demands the light of a future life. \\ . ; :u £? As Jesus of | Nazareth rose from the dead, so ; all men tlai. It cannot be that one alone baa risen. All are children of one God, to whom every atom is aacred, and every child of whom will receive His ■ fostering 'oarei7'y^: •j-.^-'V-"-:';^: ■. -.j^f/ri yjsi '■-'"■.:."• ■;.;>; ,-■ It ; is an at sumption of ;, : the past, that will not stand the soalea of reason, that all revelation exißted in and ceased with the past. The present can and will testify as fully as ever didMie days of yore. All natlona, but < Christian nations, claim that divine revelations are continuous ; Ohrlst told us thuy ware ever "read y, to become man I rest in every heart, open to T Him or Odd, -who will, if we desire, enter therein, and that they would dwell with us. Jesus promised ; that they should not cease, but that ! His i true dlsolples ■ .should do ° even greater works \ than Be did. •• Tbe works I do, ye shall do also." Creeds of a dogmatic priestcraft alone deny a ■ CONTINUOUS BKVELATIOH. God is not the God or the dead; but of the living. Hence, all live. On tne holy Mount of Transfiguration ' Obriat Himself ■ stood in preaenoe of | Moses \ and das , ho, having gone before, still lived in bodies spiritual enough to Ibe unaffeoted by gravitation. They still l lived. We, si' | spiritualists, claim a con. tinuous and unbroken " stream Vof I revelation, that need only be broken by our aot, or Inactivity of man's dealre. If ever revelation was necessary, it is now, and we not only believe, but we know, It Is given to man daily, ''jjjjßHflj^^ Where, t then, shall , we look for it ? It Is as old as tho BoJcu'D .; of , the human race .■ in earthly form. Aye, older ; time has seemed' to .« have broken it,'; bat it was only, wanting, because T obscured and clouded by ark aots and selnah deeds. We all are anchored to the heart of God, a chain by which all are united. Thus no spirit can flee from Him, or forget His love. All tbe ages,' among all nations, are Interpenetrated by the sliver cord of spiritualism ; often ruled out by synod, church, or ecclesiastical priestcraft, who claim their several spiritual monopolies. Mow the

DJBAD ABIC OBMO.JCD TO KETUBH

And cainmunloats to friends whom they would help out of their errors upon earth, because the churches have proved lnnnmoieut to firmly establish U> homanity that solid belief in immortality, which is the greatest safeguard in our daily Intercourse with eaoh other. Ths grossest materialism euikn domlnant iv the land, beoause tbe ouatodlans.of Christ's simple truths, have beolouded them with entangling creeds, and often banished the true spirit of UhrUt, and used His name, as siruply a shibboleth of power. If religion is necessary to man to widely control bis acts, and prepare him for a future life, It is to b« regretted that It has been so often olouded by tne perversity of men. Man is simply here on earth to fit him for a future hereafter. Why have these MASIFESTATIOHS BBSV ALLOWKD TO BK UTTBJUtOFTBD, During many dark years of Eartb's history, in certain localities ? Because man is the Instrument of bis own progressive development. Of late the un foldmeut of science has been rapid ; the discoveries of Franklin and others have enabled men to oomprsbend their llfe-prlnoiple better ; the foroe of the life principle of all things, whether animal, human, or in material existences. As mas now has a knowledge of tbat power, he cau better understand the same prinoiple which transfers a thought from the immortals to minds of meu In the body. When Franklin, Mesmer, and others, impressed tbe mechanism of tbe magnetic telegraph, upon human minds, tbe heavenly hosts rejoiced, and so when the first raps were successfully, although imperfectly, asoomplished, a joyous hallelujah rang out, from all tbe beavenly host of friends above, who thus found a means of imparting their thoughts to suffering friends on eartb. Throngs of Bueh spirits are waiting to tell their friends on earth tbat »*.£ TBKKB ABB MO DEAD. The natural religion of mankind must ever be, as it has always been, a revealed religion, and nothing but tbe pride and arrogance of humanity has divorced revelation from accepted religion. The revealed religion wo believe in, as it was, has been, and will continue to be ; and when, in our day, many sincere believers have, in a pure searoh for truth, laid their aobtnn hearts at onr Father's footstool, He has taken pity upon them and allowed their spirit friends to communicate to them, for their spiritual good, according to their desires. Modern Spiritualism is a science and a religion, and works by many ways and seeming wonders. All messages received tell us there are no dead ; they tell us how they live, and as they yield np only earthly bodies, at so-called death, they retain a spirit body, In which the soul remains, as an INDIVIDUAL AMD KLXOTBIO FOBOB. The spirit but magnetised tbe body, and gave it life and warmth. Ihe present movement of spiritualism is a great and holy sienoe, in Its noblest aspect, which neither sneer nor Bilenoe oan put down or aught tbat men oan do. Its present form is tbe telegraphic cable that in one day unites all oroatureß to the Great Spirit, their Creator, and through His Spirit with all created beings. It mattes of all life's varied duties a prayer, and explains, more nearly than ever before, the true science of life ; and, when contemptuous words are launched against it, all true (Spiritualists should possess their souls in patience, for it is God's own work, In His vineyard upon eartb. Tour oeaseless love ATTRACTS THE DEAD TO YOTTB SIDE, Where they strive to shield you from error's shoals. They assure us tbat they still live, and many are permitted to answer us questions, if for our good. Nothing in nature will be lost. When onr frail bodies of clay mould in tbe earth, onr souls, clothed with tbe spirit of immortality, are Btill in the ceaseless light of a divinely progressive existence. Let us render thanks to the Infinite, the Great Spirit that nils the Universe, tbat we are thus pe»mltted to receive communications explaining to us tbe nature of tbat great God, who also is a spirit, and whom to know is tbe crowning knowledge of all existence. The dead have gone before us, to tbe life beyond the grave. At the close Mrs. Ada Foye held a rapping seaance, by which tbe manner of spirit communication was fully illustrated by a large number of tests, given promiscuously among tbe audlenoe. On next Sunday Mrs. Britten will give an inspirational discourse at tho same hall, at 2 p. m., on •> Tbe Seoond Sphere, or Dwellers opou tb« Threshold," and at 7 p. m. she will sp«ak upon six subjects, successively, to be collected from the audience and selected by drawing.

THE STAGE.

Gb4nd Opera House— The Patti Gonoebts — The musical event of the season takes plaoe this evening, when Madame Carlotta Patti makes her San Francisco debut. Her reputation is great, and deservedly so. Her voice in exquisite. In the large cities of Europe and America the music-loving public have always extended her the most hearty welcome. She is surronnded by several flrst-olass artists, including Slgaor Ciampl, Mr. Henry Eetten, Mr. Theodora i. Toedt, and Mr. Ernest De Munck. Tbe programme has been selected with great care, so as to ensure the unbounded satisfaction of the audience.

California Theatuk Gilbert's charming mythological play of •• Pygmalion and Galatea," with George D. Chaplin and Miss Boa* Osborne in the title roles, will be revived this evening.

The Baldwin Theatre. — The fairy comedy of ••The PaUoe of Truth," strongly oast, with all the speoialty attractions retained, will be the attraction to-night.

Bush-street Theatbe.— U. J. Byron'a burlesque of "The Bohemian Gy'Url" will reoeive its first representation, In this olty, thii. evening. It Is aald to be very amusing.

(JBtaxdabd Theatbb — Hemtunn and the Lorellas present an entire change of programme. A special feature will be a fulMlght spiritual seance, by Miss Addle.

Tivoli Garden. — The comic operas of "H.M. 8. Pinafore " and •< Trial by Jury " will be retained until Thursday evening, when •• Glrofle-Qlrofla " will be sung.

Temperance legion*

The Legion bad a very largo meeting in the Y. M. 0. A. Hall, last eveniog, the hall being crowded to to the doora. r 1 Commander F. £. B. Whitney said be felt eioeedingly gratified at the great success on New Year's eve, when over 300 men, women and children, signed the pledge. It. any McOlelUn delivered a stirring address on the evils of intemperance. II» said the calendar of crimes had been Urge, and all good thinking people should work to elevate the morale ?of the 5. young ; : men by making them refrain ; lorn^drlnklng^': ": Miss iA. Blaikle recited •< Tender and True." •• A Soldier's Heart " was given by D. K. Htggtns, and ;on a recall he gave • • Joshua aud the Monee." ; Mrs. F. E. It. Whitney played a very arti&tlo piano V solo, •• Mary's Serel cade," with ;? variations. V Mrs. Emma Wate sang, with effect;* ii Take Me : Home ' Again." A , duet, ' m JaanlU," was given by Mrs P. P.M. Wats" and ; Miss rilttara Bailor. The Laanohlng of the Ship ' was rendered by Miss Ellzi Win*, with stirring effect, and w her second selection, ' <• The,' Colored ■ Preacher's Sermon," was warmly applauded.

Daily Alta California

Tlui Styles of 1831 and 1879 Contrasted. On the Oth of December, 1861, the Knickerbocker Society celebrated St. Nicholas Festival by a grand banquet at the •< Irving," on Mission street, below Second, then tbe principal hotel of this city. F. Dumartheray, A. Hivert and H. G. Glannlnl. the proprietors, prepared a speolal menu for tbe occasion, which was printed by the Courier Prett, then located at the corner of Jackson and Saneome streets, on white satin, in tbe highest Btyle of tho typographtoal art. Tbe satin sheet if* eighteen and a half inobes in length. The menu la divided into twelve courses, and gives the names of ninety articles to be partaken of at the feast. They are mostly in English, and the eubatautial nutriments occupy the moat prominent positions. One department la devoted to • ' National Dishes," and includes anppaun and msleck, heckles and pochleo, rulleohea, honf kass, olek oka, putober kaBS, wurst, stuer, apack and eyere, slaw, Rteat and cout, opple fritters und krnl< lers. Ctraed beef and oabbago stsndH opposite loin of veal ul&ce aor croquettes de pommss de terre. The different varietiea of vegetables are set forth with a good deal of pride, the game, Including antelope and red-head duoka, is in large variety, and the number of pies is great. Taking the menu in its totality we should judge that the pioneers of those days, on festive occasions, lived high. 1879.

Coming to later times, we find before ua the menu of the farewell banquet tendered to General Grant on the 25th of October of tbat year. It takes the shape of a brochure, Bix by four inches, the covers of cardboard, handsomely embellished with ungravings, with a statement of tbe event and the names of tho committee In oharge. The menu proper is printed on satin leaves, bound to the cover by a stiver cord, and ia divided into nine courses, with 34 separate articles, not including 12 varieties of native California wines — uot dreamt of in 1851. The language is entirely French, though we believe tbe varieties of foods tasted the Bams as they did in the Argonantic days. We were present at this enjoyable feast, but we don't believe we had half such a gooi time as we would have had at tbe Knickerbockers' feast, at the •• Irving." Items in this later mean we do not fiud In tbat of earlier daya, and those are tin mottoes-ornamental pieces, Fontaine de Bacchus, Jardiniere a la Salvatore Rosa and Vase de Fleur au Nature!.

Glancing at the two menus, as they lay tide by side, while we admit tho greatar beauty of tho more modern one, we are more taken by Its elder brother, which looks honest and eubatantial, in spite of a Blight weakness displayed in the use of a few French terms, for the vainer glories of liter days.

POLICE WORK.

C rim* and Casualties -Suicide at Helmet ':: Rock-Con BSu> 'g :• Mistake— San Miguel Till -Tappers— Notes. ; ;■•• ; GFIUM-6MOKKBB. Officers Brown and D. Marshall raided a Paclflcstreet opium den, last [nigh* J and arrested t ; Samuel Morgan, Henry Meyers, George Deoker, Frank B. Moon ;. visitors, and Ah Goey, proprietor. '••': DIGS GAME RAIDED .'{: , A dice game on Polk j Htroet was raided; yesterday morning at 3:45, Joseph Turner, j the proprietor, J. C. Allen, James Lawrence, Samuel Abramson, Charles Peterson, Fred. Levy, Thomas Golden, Frank Hall and L. Schmidt, visitors, together with dice-box and dloe, were captured ':". V .:; • fTILL-TAPPEBS. '„v.... As Offloer James Gillon returning from the Industrial School yesterday, George Weldon and George Mason were handed over to him by the Poetmaster at San Miguel, who charges them with petty larceny, in tapping the till in his grocery store. ' : /-} ■' OON MOT 'a I MISTAKE. ■ Yesterday, some hoodlums were plagueing a Chinaman named J Con in a bouse on street, and Muy rushed out with a mallet In bla hand to punish them, bat mistaking Louis Foster, a bystander, for one of \ his tan tal liars, struck him on tbe head, inflicting a severe but % not dangerous wound. He waa arrested vby Offloar Oonboy, and oharged with i battery. : -'v.;'/; ; V';V,;:;.;- S_ ':^ ;• DBTKBMINKD SUICIDE, At noon yesterday; a man who.was Qaßlog ,at the Heads' discovered the dead body of a mau, with a bullet hole In the right side of the head, on top of a large rook near Helmet Book. A Bailard derringer, which had been discharged, was found noar the right hand of the deceased . d From papers ' found on the body, ; it is supposed to be that of -Henry Yorke, of 1012 Clay street. ;>.■ Deceased was five % feet nine inches in height, about 65 years of age, stoutly built, dark J hair, full dark beard ; and mustache, mixed with gray, and was r'dr eased in a dark blue coat, vest and pants, white shirt, pearl sbirt-stuaa set in black enamel V and baokled ', gaiters, : CUBBKNr NOTES. Wsm J.M. Jones was arrested yesterday, and charged with cruelty to animals; .August in* Herbandei was taken to the City Prison yesterday, and booked us Insane. . » ; " James and^ifranoiß -iMeehan' were arrested yesterday, and booked for tbo Industrial School. ;. At aeven o'clock, last evening, Offioer Llnßbey and Special Fitzgerald discovered t a ore, w^ieh was caused by tbe explosion of a coal oil lamp, in the store occupied by ; Goi don 4: Taylor, . 833 ; Market street. They entered {the store, after haying broken the i. window, . and easily; put out the flames without calling out the Fire Department. Damage, nominal. Chin Dub wav arrested by OlHoor Duncan, on I'OBt street, last night, and charged with burglary.

THE WARD PRESIDENTS.

Preparing for tUe Coming Convention— Oppoasd to KodaoedL aviaries for Primary Trachers.

At a meeting of W. P. O. Ward Presidents, held yesterday, President Barrott in the chair, the num her of delegates to the coming Convention was reapportioned, two delegates being allowed to each Ward for every 200 votes oast for tbe Wcrklngmsn's tioket in tbe Ward at Ibe Jast election, and cue for each additional 125 votes. The Swiss, Italian and German Olubs were allowed two delegates eacb, maklog a total ot 100 delegates to the Convention, '"he meeting of tho Convention whs postponed until tbe 19th inst. The resolution tbat iio Ward President should bold a position under tbe Oity Government, was adopted, and in consequence thereof, J. I>. Condon was compelled to resign hie office as Sec retary of tbe Board of Ward Presidents. A resolution was pasped, requesting Sheriff Desmond to remove J. O. Duncan to a less luxurious cell. Reports were reoeived from the majority of tbe Ward Olubs, against any reduotion of the salaries of the Primary teachers. A communication was received from Martin Murray, charging tbe administration under ex-Sheriff Nunan, with great irregularity In ths purchase of supplies for tbe County Jail. The oommonioation was referred back to Mr. Murray with Instructions to bring it bofore the Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors. Tbos. Terry resigned his position in the State Executive Committee, and Jno. Welsh was elected in bis stead.

AROUND THE CITY.

W. G. Cue has been appointed a Deputy in the Street Superintendent's offloe, vice B. C. Qnlgley. Save your eyesight and buy Hpeotaoles of Praotloal Opticians. Berteling & Watry, IJ7 Kearny st. * A g*me of base-ball yesterday between the Oaklands and Wanderers was won by tbe latter. Try tbe Oalifornia Pine and JCuoalyptus Porous Piasters. * It is understood that George L. Wedekind will be recommended by the JosMoes of the Peace for reappointment by tbe Supervisors as Olerk of the Justices' Oonrt. Tbe Portuguese Protective and Benevolent Society baa elected the following officers : President, Joayuiu Ooelbo ; Vice-Prosidf-nt, Jose* L Gomez ; Secretary, F. J. M. Braga ; Treasurer, Ulias. Fuller ; Guardian, Franolsco JE\ Garcia ; Trustees — Jos. Aleck, Mathias Eduardo, Oharles F. Fisher. $4 gets you $100 on your piauo for 1 month, at Onole Harris', 221 Kearny street. * At the last quarterly meetiag of the A. O. H., tbe reports of the various divisions were reoeived, showing a gain in membership and a flattering financial condition of tbe Order. Tbe death of Joan B. Oasick, who has been tbe efficient General President of New York City, was announced, and a series of resolutions drafted, expreaalve of tbe deep loss tbe soolety has sustained, wera ordered sent to tbe National officers in New York Oity.

The Central Gardens Association.

Notwithstanding the unfavorable weather and the intervention of tbo holiday season, the preliminary arrangements toward getting matters and things iv working order hava been progressing favorably under tho exertions of General Superintendent Paget. The contracts for enclosing tbe Gardens have been made, and the lumber is now beicg hauled upon tbe ground for tbe fencing and cffice— the latter will be erected and ready for occupancy the present week.

The general interest manifested in tbe enterprise by many of our citizens and capitalists mark the same as an assured success, and it is tbe determination of the Association to push tbe buildings and other improvements ahead as rapidly as possible.

Yestsrday was dark and threatening rain, but notwithstanding a number of people visited tbe site of the Gardens, and all express satisfaction with tbe plans and details of the enterprise.

«« Seal " of the Superior Court*

The following question, and points arising under It, have been suggested for the consideration of the Judges of tbe Superior Court : Can the Superior Court, or a Judge thereof, issue a writ of summons, of mandate, of injunction, of prohibition, or any writ, until the Legislature provides for a seal ? At common law, and under tbe Code, a writ can only be Issued under the seal of the Court. There Is no seal yet provided for the Superior Court, and none can be sued except as provided for by law. Tbe District Oourt, the County Court, and the Probate Conrt, each bad a seal, but neither can be used to attest a writ issued out of tbe Superior Oourt. The service of a writ without a seal is a nullity.

OAKLAND ITEMS.

8p«oUlly Ueporiod for tbe Alt*

This is the last day to pay State and oounty taxes. The new Hall of Becorda will not be completed for several weeks to come.

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors takes plaoe this morning.

Notwithstanding tbe gloomy weather yesterday, the thoroughfares leading oat of the olty were lined With carriages. "

The Tsmesoal iioad Overseer's attention is called to the condition of the Telegraph avenue beyond tbe city limits.

A soene : A Police offloer emptying his revolver into tbe body of a djing borse. One like this was enacted on the corner of Thirteenth and Broadway streets, a few evenings since.

University Lodge, No. 114. 1. O. O. F., will give a public reception and entertainment to tbe newJyeleoted officers, on Thursday evening, January 13<h, at Odd Fellows' Hall, corner of Franklin and Eleventh streets. The entertainment will consist of vooal and instrumental music, reoltatious, orations and tableaux.

Hotel Persons Us.

Lick 0. T. Byland, Sen Jose. Qba»i> B. Krland, Sureka. Nev.; J. Bergin, Mountaia Ylew ; F. H. Orson, Mlllbrae. Oocidehtal — J. J. Corrigan, New York ; P. T. Van Ztte and family, Salt Lake City ; 0. L. Wetherbee, Boston. Cosmopolitan.— l). C. Horton, Los Angeles ; Louis Phillips and daughter, Sacramento ; P. P. Gbamberlaiu, Redwood City. Bbooki.yh D. Johnson, Fresno ; J. J. HarrisHolllster ; A.Bpotswood, J. Mierg, J. M. BoKrude, Petalutna ; 0. W. a*itjou*l», I>. Kartsougb, Bedwood City. Palaok F.O.Harriot and wite (Clam Morris), New York ; John Otlllg, Virginia Olty ; W. T.. Smith. Tusoarora, Nev.; F. A. Hlgnn, Santa Cruz; Samuel G. Green, Kentucky ; Mrs. Pape, Yallejo. Buss. -N, J. Davis, New York ; N. Ooron, Oinclnnatl, O.; T. F. Heay, Tosoarora, Nev.; H. H. Brown, New York; E. S. Brown, Banta Oroz ; O. Stewart, New Port ; S. 0. Field, Ohioago ; Geo. W. Green, Bed wood City ; <J. W.Bklver, Bed wood.

MENUS.

SAN FRANCISCO! MONDAY* ■■■ JANUARY : :5.;;;- 1880.

SAND-LOT HYDROPHOBIA.

Appraiser • WJiito !A.rralg ned at J t lie Areopagus. Our Native Soil in Mortal Dread \of Water— They :■■. . ... •;• .'■■'-■ ■■ •-• .... -': ■ Think They Perceive In v the Merced Scheme a Resemblance to "Cal-va-rious" Cow- | Pasture Project— Their Notions of " Riparian and " Ri-pe-rlan " Rights. t I . ;'.; '. Some hundreds of Sand lotters assembled, yesterday afternoon,; on •• our native soil." The I weather, cold and raw, . was coincident with the pre- ; | liminary reception (x tended' to William V. White, the W. P. ,C. candidate for Governor at th« last election, present Bank Commiasioner, and member of the 'Commission ;, to appraise the . value of Lake Merced . :: >: Otherwise, the oharao of the weather was rather tho reverse of the disposition of the crowd ; for ; there were present a pro-White party and an anti-White party, whioh developed a great deal of warmth ', and, without coming to blows, managed to make things very lively, by gattibg up individual wrangles qu the outskirts of «the crowd. Mr. White arrived on the ground | from attending a meeting of the Ward Presidents and was on the platform irom the opening to the adjournment of the meeting.

THB FIKDT OUN

Was fired by: Yioe-Prestdent Wright, s who balled the ; meeting to order, and began talking about the Lake Merced appraisement matt Be ■ said be bated to Bee any man aSvocatlna what every tnan knew was a big steal. All rlp-ari»n rights mast fall to the ground when £ they/camel; in conflict with the right of the people to take op wattr. lie olulmed that a Dank Commissioner bad no right to sit on a Commission to condorun the Merced property. That property belonged to the Hlbemla Bank, on a mortgage for $40 ),»OJ. No man had a right to appear on the Sand-lot to advocate the purchase of anything. The people would be willing to pay 18,000,000 to condemn b Chinatown, « and if the Supervisors ■ had a right to condemn^ Bdtcbeitown lj'sl j's why net the Obinose quarter ? &\i]'. ■'■ r :[ : -y-Zc< 'O'^.-.'S The Vlca-Presldent ; then read ■• «■■ resolution, demaud ■' that - the Appraising Commission ! «' resign tine die." A IQOALL. Just a3 the Vice-president was about to pat the question on the adoption of the resolution, Mr. White stepped to the edge of the <• nostrum " and said : •• I have a word to =' say '{ before *\ yon £ pat 1 the resolation." [Cries ;of •• No r ,;--; «• No ;I" > i' Never I? <• Put the resolution ! '] t; " . H. M. Moore, from ;: the . edge > of 1. the -' platform, shouted, •• He caa't explain 1" - Thia : : was followed by <• Yes I" aid •• No I" from thi crowd, and a good deal of noise. ;;.;,;v" v^ ;' ;: "■;'//' C,■■;.•■.■■C ',■■;'.•■.■■ ■-- ' '< :: iM Mb. Whitb — I f have x beon , unjustly referred to. [Voices, •• out of iorder >,'..:••; Resign l"j I demand of ' you simple justice. ".■,•;[•• Hoar 1 hear 1"] I i want to explain my' position. ;. Tbb Viqh.Puhbidknt— Mr. White will have all the opportunity to explain that be wantn. This party ; was not organized to ' be , used ■ for the purchase of anything. I begged Mr. White not to go into the Oummiaslon. Do yoH want to pay $3,000,000 for $400,000 h worth tof ;■; ■ property? H-v?•H -v? • •No I"] 01 Then what explanation can the gentleman make? [Cries, ■ • • Explain I, »i (Jive him a obanoe 1"] ' MB. WHITE'S BPKKOH. : ;'; : Mr. White then, as V t'ae ;; Band-lot, beoame quleaoent, said he did not advocate anything. He would explain, and they should \ see whether he was their friend. He never advooated a job of any kind. He was always opposed to apodal legislation. . He bad heard, in j the ; Constitutional Convention, how the people of this city were i oppressed by Spring Valley , He was appointed a Commissioner at the request of a prominent Workingman. He bad beard that the Spring Valley Company held tremendous power. The Lake '■ Meroed scheme was ; considered an opportunity to enable the city to go Into competition with Spring Valley. The purpose of the Commission was ',:-./;v :'.: ': . ■■! ' ; '"-:tV * '.- :;:; '-H ; NOT TO OONDBMN, BOX TO APPBAIBE The property ;to see what *it was worth. He ' was glad to take the position, to see if there was any thing in the scheme that would benefit the people. He appeared on the Sand-lot to tell what he hod learned. [•' Hear, hear."] The State bad a right to see that every man who was willing to work; should I have a V ohanoe. II < visited I Lake Meroed, and saw a lake two miles long by half a mile wide, with an 'average depth of over twenty feet, and another three-quarters of a mile long and a quarter | of a mile wide. A Club of the W. P. C. had asked him to resign, but had not called on him for an explanation of his * position. !^v He thought the Worklngmen's party ; were not a lot of beasts ; they bad beads, and . let them investigate the Lake Meroed project for themselves —by their Ward Presidents ; or in any other ' manner —and either condemn the' scheme alt igether or AFHIOVJE IT ALL TOOfcTHKB, [<• Hear; hear." 1 and not be. bound by anybody'! ipsi dixit. It had been objected that be did not be long to Han , Franoisce. :He . felt an interest in bar welfare for, wo reasons : < He helped lay. the'toundationa of the oity, and - be bad seen bow large a vote of cocfldenoe the people of this oity gave him. Was he to be crowded down ? [•• No, no 1" <• Go on 1"J He would not advocate the purchase of Lake Merced ; he would Bimply toll the peoplo what he bad found out. [•< Good."] He found that the average depth of water in the l»ki was twenty-two feet. -.r.i 14,000,000 feet of water were lost dally la the sea. The opposition to th» aoheme came from Boring FiSlToy. it Mas ncr death-blow, ir the Maud-lot was not satisfied, let it

APPOINT a ooMMrrrca

Of the proper kind, to investigate, rut the best men at tb» bead ef it. He olalmed he bad found enough to make it worth their examination. Was it no good thing If four or five thousand men oould Ret employment in tbia oit/ r An engineer had said be would duplicate Spring Valley's works for $2,000,. O'li, and take bonds. The Hibernla Biuk had secured a mortgage on the land. If tbe city did not secure that lake, Spring Valley would. Then look out, when every source of opposition would be out off. He held th&t no man should own water, or more land than ho could cultivate. He waa on the Hand-lot tbe week before, and the crowd toll biaa to go on. There bad boen talk about the «' mmlsBion

OOINfI INTO SEOBKT BBSSION.

Ue did not know tbat ita purpose was good, bad, or Indifferent, and he did not vote one way or the other. The objeot of the session was to nee if those persons who had ho violently and persistently denounced Merced as a morass, and who had failed to respond to the request of the appraisers, to appear with proof, oould be got to come at all. He thought be had now satisfied tbe Worktngueu that his position was unexceptionable. [<• You have 1" and applause. | Had he done anything that was wrong T [<• No I"] md he shown any treaohery to tbe Worklugmen's party? [••Nu! > •< No !"1 Did he Intend to Bhow any? ["No!"] When he got tbrough with the investigation he

WOULD SKIN A OABD,

Telling the people what ha had found, and what the testimony was. He aoknow lodged no allegiance to anything but the Sand-iota and the Workingmen'a party. Applause, J If any .Ward Olub thought tie was wrong; let It fiend for him. At the conclusion of this gpeeoh, which was well ; reoolved, the Vloe-Presld«nt said he thought It i was not satisfactory. He had been urged to advocate the Merced scheme, but Spring Valley owned 30 aoret, and how could that be got around ? Mr. White— They bought a tqgatter claim of 34 acres. Those questions of title have not been set. tled. All titles would have to bo oondemned. The VioK-PuEsiDHHT—Xbat Is not a fair answer. If we bay one title, we must by all. " If tbe city owns water, take it, and let the company go to the devil. ] The Spring ; Valley owns that lake now, as in 1874. ; '. .■.:. ■;,,■ :;v, .'Man in the Cbowd— •• No ; tho Hibernla Bank owns it." :.■■■■/ ' :' : :■:"-. ■ ■■■'-;/'' -:--r' '... .';';-^^ / .-;.'r. : The Vice Fuksidbkt— The claimants to the prop. arty > appointed Mr, Wbit«. Now, are you satisfied with what I have stated ? [•• Mo," •• no ;" •• Yes," ••yes."] Mb. Whitb— l ask you to investigate the subject, and investigate me. [Applause.] K\ ;: *'~ ■:■'"'■, ■ ; " i AUDITOR DUNN Was then introduced, and made a short speech. lie read the communication received by him from the Like f- Merced appraisers, requesting ■ him to appear * before them last Saturday night. Ho did not attend, because he denied the right of those people to sit as a Coniiiiitfaion. He was astonished, and must express ">, bis indignation, at a man whom the W. P. 0. bad I placed lat tho ,' head lof their ticket coming up and saying he knew more bbont the affairs of the people of ; Ban Francisco than they knew themselves. : (Applause ; •• No," ••no," and some confusion.] i A Mb. Whitb— That is a falsehood. V Mb. Donm — Mr. White was put on the Commission because it was supposed ho would have in. : fldenooTwltb the Workingmen. r ■ : ? * '';, '■', 7,; 1 5.; Mb. White — That 'is no < so. [dries from the . crowd, " tsit down."] Vr. ;. " -.'■ '^..■'J+jZ;'T V-'-. •.■/-.' ■'iV Mb. Dunn— .l Ido not ; believe that Mr. , White in. tend el or Intends to do wrong, but ho was mUleacl by those who expected bis being on the Commission would -i influence 1 the Worklngmeu. [A voice, V« 1 don't believe It," ] The Auditor ana Mayor took a pledge to oppose the ;'{';■.''.■';- Hi ■'■■', v-A-'*. C--'^ St-«-« ,-. CONDEMNATION OB PUHOHASB . Of Lake Meroed. If ; thai property was ;f; f so valuable, why did not the owners lay pipes, and run opposition to BpriDg Valley ( ? [A voloe, •• You're prejudiced." | > Mit. DDNif_l am not prejudiced. ' I tell you, we'll sign the bonds when we are compelled to, and not before. [Cheers.] When the pretended Commissioners get their money for their labor, It will be when we ?" are - compelled to sign their bills. [Laughter.] ; I consider that Mr. White was bound, as : muoh Vas I : ; ; was, f not "i to »go lato the scheme. I do not charge him with dishonesty, bat he was deceived rand put In to influence the WorkiDgmen. Mb. Whitb— Mr. Dunn has my confidence, but he I unintentionally misrepresented me as carrying out a scheme against the Workingmen. " If I made a mistake, wbloh I do : not acknowledge , it waß my honest ; object to be of benefit to the poop [Applause.] 7 -;;;';-.^./-,;: V "r^Vv 7 : ? :■'■-''■ ' :; -' M- ■ *^ WILL BHSICW, IF , BEQUEBTKD. Thr ViOB-PaisiDßirx— l ask the Governor a quo?, tlon : Is he willing to abide by the deoislon of the Band-lot [Cries of •< No" and •• Yes."] ■Vi Mb. White You appoint that committee. y^ Thb YioK-PaHiiDBNT— If don't Impugn the 7 motives of Mr. White, but claim that the leaders or prominent men of the W. P. 0. should be guided <by tbe will of the ; party. ' ;■: Will i Mr. White : resign, if i the Bend-lot asks it? [Voice*— »No," "Ho;" .. Yea,"«« Yea."] Mb. Whitb— if you appoint a committee, and they investigate and report that I should resign, I will do !it with the greatest • pleasure. [ Volets— <• That's ' right ■'" No, no ;" •• Ysi, yes."] .?;*v"^'-:/ "v'^. ~^i' I The i Band.lot v meeting ; was ; then S deolared % adjourned, amidst a good deal of confusion and some I excitement, oooasioaed | by,> Inoiplent f•< I crapping " matches at various points ?in the crowd. ■, : It Is understood that the investigation of Mr. White and the Merced appraisement scheme will be referred to the . Ward Presidents.

PASSENGER LISTS,

Passing Carlin CARLIN, January 4th.-The following passengers passed Carlin to-day , to arrive in San Francisco to-morrow : J. H. Roberts, Cherry Creek— J. L. Jackson, Wilmington, Del-- Miss M. A. Hall, Boston— Con- , stant Meese, Judge B. F. Morrison and wife, J. Messerer, .G. Wormser, San Francisco— George ,E. Raum, New York-- A. W. Scott, Portland, Or.-- O. S. Reed; C. L. Brown, C. W. Reed, Sacramento— Geo. Henderson, Tuscarora — J. F. Brooks, Mass. — W. B. Royer, Kansas — Joseph Cinz, New Bedford--Joseph Fisher and wife, Orantee, Kansas— Mrs. E. Aldshul, Waterville, Kansas— C. E. Sweetser, Ohio— George Keith, Ill., and 22 emigrants, to arrive on the 6th. Passing Omaha. OMAHA, January 4th. — Through passengers „on to-day's train, leaving at 12:15 P. M., to arrive at San Francisco on January 8th : A. Clayton Hooke, New York— Miss J. Bryant, Cambridge, Mass .- : J. D. Patterson, Geneva, N. V. — G. Prodek and daughter, San Francisco — Hugh W. Watson, Cincinnati — George H. E. Claire, Canada--Albert N. Minton, Philadelphia.— Arthur Hengen, Hartford, Conn.

A $16,000 FIRE.

The Trcc'dvro llonn) Burned to the Ground Last Might. At 11 o'clock last night, the Trocadero ; House, formerly tbe » Villa," was fired by the explosion of a coal-oil lamp In ' the conservatory, known ;as i the «■ grotto." ' The occupants of the building heard an explosion, and, in a moment more, the X place was enveloped ; In flames. "• The employed of the place were alarmed, and tried to remove the oon tents of the house, bat were driven back by the tire, sue oeedlng, however, In getting several horses from the stable;*' No alarm was turned in for twenty minutes ■ after the ; discovery *; of the fire ; ; then an alarm was i sounded ' from bex 74;' Si- ■ teenth-street englne-houße, followed soon after by one from bo: 3.6, Butter and Baker streets. By the time the Fire Department reached the . scene the house was burned to the ground. It stood directly opposite one of the Golden t*ate Park entrances, and was a popular place of pleasure resort. It was owned by Guido Mamenberg. The damage was 16,000 ; insurance, $10,000. -

SPIRIT OF THE PULPIT.

Key. John Hcmphill on •« Prayer "—Dr. Gray on •• Unfa: 11 lied Prophesy. " At Calvary Churoh, last night, Bey. John Hemphill lectured on •• Prayer "-an Introduction to the •i Week of Prayer." His text was from Matthew, 7, vll : •• Ask, and it shall be g.ven you ; keek, and ye Bhall nod ; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." Htt said ; Prayer ia aa tfl'jot that be. comes a cause. It ia a sequence of latent veneration ; an involuntary impulse whloh traces the admitted existence of a higher, bat not fully comprehended , power. A man Is in need. His wants n*ay be for something material, something to sustain physical being ; he may want spiritual assistance, being, perhaps, oaat down by oaree, living in gloom booauae of the troubles that his mind oannot of itself be nerved to overthrow. Then this hidden impulse reveals Itself ; supplication 1b ltf revealed form. The recognitiou of a higher power by men, is the same as tbat of a father by a child. Frightened at some circumstance, grave because not understood, tbe child, in terror, cries to the parent for protection. The prayer is tbe revelation of a latent faith. Men, finding their own raason insufficient to insure uninterrupted welfare, plead to a superior power for strength to aid them. Oyalos, Atheists, Infldela, cry out agalnßt prayer to unseen powera, and brand it aa vile superstition. Yet even in them there la the natural Impulae to prayer. Notorious as an infidel, Volney, strong in his sneers, conceit and scuffing, waa first to prostrate hlmaelf on a sinking ship, and ory in abjeot tenor, •< My God, my God, have mercy on me 1" If any one can prove to me that God cannot control his own laws, I will beoome an Atheist at once ; a God tbat oannot do this is no God at all. Tbe following is tbe programme for the week of prayer : Monday, January 6th Thanksgiving for the bleaalnga of the past year, and prayer for tbeir continuance. Tuesday. January 6th. — Confession of sin aud humiliation before God. Wednesday, January 7th Prayer for the Church of Christ, its ministers throughout the country and tbe world, for home and foreign missions, and tbe outpouring of the Spirit upon all flesh, and tbe conversion of the world. Thursday, January 8th — Prayer for Christian education, for inetitutlona of learning, for Sunday-Boboola, and all Christian associations. Friday, January Oth Prayer for nations, rulers and people ; for peace aud religious liberty.

Or. U ray's Sermon.

Dr. Gray Bpoke in the First Bsptlet Church lab* evening, taking his text from the 10th verse of tbe 28th cbapttr of Jeremiah — •• This year thou Bhait."

Dr. Gray pointed out in eloquent language the blessings in family relations, in business enterprises, and in civil and national affairs, enjoyed during the past year, and referred to tbe various way-marks along the journey of lite— showing how they differed In character from the signs of the zodiac "We have entered upon a new year, tbe revelations of which we are unable to comprehend ; unable to realize that a email event may change the whole tenor of our lives, may thwart or overthrow a life's deptiny. A little bird alighting oa a bough at the entranoe of a cave turned aside the pursuers of Mahomet, and spared him to be the great Prophet of the E*at. At Toulon, Napoleon, while gazing out upon the batteriea on tbe ram parti*, inadvertently took a step backward, and an officer took the place a mlnate before oooupled by Napoleon. A cannon ball, an instant later, killed tbe offloer. This gave an Emperor ta tbe Empire of France, and changed the whole hittory of France. Thus a little Incident, though inconsequential at tbe time of its happening, may be of tbe greatest significance, and productive of the greatest consequences." The upeaker urged upon his listeners the necessity of appreciating to tbo fullest the various bounties and works of God, however trivial they might eeem at the time of their occurrence.

THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.

I ASSOCIATED PRESS DESPATCHES TO THE ALTA.] rmißEnHnßW*** * No Ute Prlgon«»8 Coming, lint a Delegation of Via tin if Htateamea 'of ill* Tribe . . Tnreateeed Delude of Talk in the Seuate ..A Bill ijr Army lie* 1 *nix *tio i . . . . Proposed Check . on Rlv«r and H*ib.r Uubi.

. Washington, January i ;li — Daring ■• the recess a bill baa been agreed 'upon by a tub Oommlttoe of tt»o Honfie Committee on Military Affairs, wblob contemplates !? a reorganization or v tbe army upon a basis of 25.000 enlisted men, aa recommended by Qenor&l HUerman. It IB undoratobd' that the bill proposes to do away with the regimental organization of five regiments of Artillery, and makes the Ariillory Uurpn have a Chief with the rattle of Urlgadlor Qeneral. It provides alaj for a redaction of several HUH Corps.

POSTAL OHANOEBt

The following are tbe pehtal obanges on the Paoifto Coast last week : Offloes established — Brlnoard, Shasta county, Oal., Arthur Brinoard Poatinanter ; Uomo, Ljoa oounty, Nev., Walter Crowlnsbleld Postmaster ; Bpruyne, Skamlma oounty, Wasblrgton, Thomas P. Monaghan Postnaastt-r. Office discontinued — Bruoeport, FaotOo county, WatblDgton. Postmasters appointed- James A. Lyttli, Blnck Bear, Sisklyon county, Oal.; John M. Hamilton, Guenfc, Lake oounty, Oal.; Mis. Jane Dlmmcek, Centre Bend, Douglass oounty, Or.; William B. Em* monds, Grove Spring, Baker county, Oi.; Charles A. Scbuita, Olox, Waaoo county. Or.; William H. Morgan, Sauvie'* Island, Multaomah county, Or.; Bayard Smith, Olover Flats, Piute county, Utah.

IUVKB AND UABB3B APPBOPBIATIONB.

The membeia of the House Oommittee on Commerce are organizing a Btrong opposition to the pro* posed new rule requiring the reference of the annual lilver and Harbor bill, after itu preparation by the Commerce Oommittee, to tbe Committee on Appropriations. They say that If they cannot be depended on to prepare a suitable bill to report tbelr work directly to tbe House, they will not take any action whatever in tbe premises, but will let the Committee on Appropriations take full charge of the matter. The feeling against tbe proposed rule is very general, especially amon ; Southern members, who believe that tbelr section will be more llborally dealt with If tbe Committee on Commerce la permitted to oontinue In control of the Bivor and Harbor bill.

LOADED WITH , SPEECHES.

It IB expected tbat soon after Congress meets again a number of financial speeches will be delivered in the Senate. Nearly every member of the Finance Oommittee has prepared or 1b engaged in preparing a speech on tbe question of retiring the legal tender notea or taking away their legal tender quality.

Secretary Bobnrz reoeived* tlie following despatch to-day, from General Hatch :

Alamos a, January aa The White R ver Utea who were with Ouray on tbe 24th, are not in his power ; neither bave they been since tbe 26tb. The Indians sent out by way of Saguacho are Ouray and Wash Charlie, Unoompbagnes ; Jack, Soweiwlok and Uncle Sam Charlie, White Biver Dies ; and Tapalatcbe, Oamatobe, Alexander, Wimmamackea, Aquila aad Buckskin Obarlie, of tbe Muacbes. They are expected here on the 6th. Ouray was requested to keep the Indlata you refer to, but had not the power. I am of opinion that the Indians, when assured by yourself that there is no other way to avoid their destruction, will deoide to turn over tbe prisoners. The promise made by them that they will turn over those demanded Bboold be insisted upon to tb6 last man. As long aa tbe Indians are in our hands, the Agency at Los Finos is secure. Ouray came out at his own request and brought his wire with him. I think it advisable to have them all before you, at Washington, or auoh point as you may designate.

Tbe Indians referred to in tbia deapatoh, whom Ouray could not bring in with him, are Cuief Douglass, Johnnie, his son, and four others. These Indiana were offered for surrender, but General Hatch declined to accept them unleßS the remaining gnilty parties were also surrendered at tho name time.

JU«al Estate Transfer

.The following real estate ■ transact < have been I*6 cord 6 (X : "'''" '"'' ■ ' * ■''"'? ' 44 * V - 1 BAH FHAHOIBCO. Sing Man ,to Ohay June, lot 20x60 feet, on north line ;' of i Commercial } street,;: 141 .1 1 feet west of Eearny, $10,000. ■■■;•. —'r ■:.;' -; ; ' v ;^-::- '^v:/ :: ;\:-'r. Fook Yum Tong to Fung Pak, lot 18^x100 feet, on west lino of Dupont street, 86 feet south of Jack* son, .f 10.000. ■'■■■; '"■ ■•-. "' ■ ; ":'... : ;■■■'■' / : M;v ; :,:;V:v'^.: : :':;'— i*i O. H. Lea vlt et al by Sheriff, to Fireman's \ Fund Insurance Company, lot 45.10i137)t feet, on northeast line of fieale street, 1 183 feet northwest of Folsom, 10,930. f:; :^": : '■'- ■:■■■■ ■'; ■X<?j- .';:-r'?--% ; 9, X . Bolton to Q. Ferrea, lot 23x80 feet, on north : line of Union street, 92 feet north of Dupont, $2660. L. Oorbett et al., by Sheriff, to A. Bull, lot 25x114 • feet, on south line of Twentieth street, 65 feet east of Church, $903. - y^ccl^^:/-'i>:r' J. H. Lick et aj; to R. 8. Floyd, lot on the : southwest corner of ' Montgomery and Butter streets, west 316 feet, south 122 H feet, ' east 40 J feet, south 162 1* feet, eaet 116 feet, north 76 feet ftß,at 160 feet, north 200 i feet, y. to beginning, and e.g.!*? ?. other ; pieces, $685,000. ■: ■ r '■■\.:'> ;. : /-'V"; ■•■.•. O. Achton to A. a. Fltspatrlok, lot 100x187 1*. on the south line of O'Farrell street, 187 H feet east of Broderlck, $7000. 5? : : ■: :. ;-?-; ; J £, : :' ; :Hr :.-'':.- :' Uibernia Bank to W. J. B. Joy; lot on the -: eoutbWest ; Use of f Nevada street, 203 f feet southeast ToT of ■ Folsom, southeast 28 feet, southwest .'' 71 JfiH feet, northwest 28 feet, northeast 7214 feet, to beginning, $1100. '-■'•-■ .'t-:^': '■■■■' •■■■•■ >''■ y :: '-'' : ' ■■W" ■;• :";■%:■; P. Bafferty to F. Baymond, lot 10 in; block 840, Point Loboa Homestead. 'X J j F. Baymond to G. M. Williams, lot 16, in blook 640, Point Lobos Homestead," 118. *\ ■: *•' J. Lottritr and wife to Mary L. Kolb, ! lot 39.02 x 116 on south line of Sixteenth street, 04.10 east of Valencia, $7800. : '}-'S ■■ i '.:'■■ ■■y'-yvr^y-: ;. .v . : •'; Oakland Bank of Savings to A. W. Borroman, lota 7 and lO.block 311 ; lots 14 and 16, blook 284 ; lots 13 and 14, blook 200, 8; 8. F. Homestead and Bailroad Association, 83. v ' '

The WAllcf nff Match.

I The walking ' matob I oame to ,an end last sight. The following was the closing score V|? r : : : '<: t '\^\::', : ..y '■■':;' }lll«i Lap ■ ■ ' ■■ '■■''■■ Hllai Laps LH. Emerson 861 'vO Henry Mirabeau. .456 6 Harry M0G1nn... 308 rOO John Kibbler 46S 1 Oaarles Sheridan.. B2o ; 3W.H. 1 Boott ; 487 6 is; J. Eaton. '.".^. 472 6 a; A. Drew •• • • -414 0 George E; Dunn. -411 6D. Collins . . ; . 303 ; 2 G.Guerrero 400 0 F. l Ferguson. . 308 • A. v ß.'>Beid..V.'; 462 ; ,'J J. Mnrdook 481 0 O. F. Hack 860 0 : ; ; : - ;: '^:?;^^;^?S •; • Guerrero attempted to beat ' Mela ty ro'a i fast mile, 8:25, bat only covered the seven circuits in 6:49. O'Borke, of Santa Clara, and Guerrero, Jr., ran » ten-mile raoe for 1 80 aside. •', O'Borke " led from the start and won In 69:45. ? v v ! < v

Death of Architect C)iarl«» li, Bagbee.

The aroh:*«ctural community have Just met ft. great loss in the death of Mr. Charles L. Bugbee, at Oaklaud. Mr. Bngbee was one of the I adtng nrchiteots of the Coast, and, in oonjunotlou w'th the late 8. C. Bugbee, his father. >^as left, as monuitentß of his work, several of the largest resideaoes tt this city, among which are those of Messrs. Btan.'ord, Crocker, Colton and Tobln ; also many large com. mercial bnildiogs, including tue California Theatre and Grand Opera House. Mr. Bngbee had been In buulness on tbis Ooast for sixteen years, and his high reputation was wall known. The funeral will take place from bis late residence, 634 Fifteenth attest, Oakland, at 1 p. m., to-day.

Hatch, Commisß loner.

BY THE CABLES.

|ABBOOIATKD FBEBS DK6PATOHKB TO THIS ALTA.]

Lou of Life anil Property by the Rising of the i Seine.. .. Famine in Armenian Districts.. ..A Peruvian Toipedo Boat Captured* by the Chileans. . . .beading Toplos of Gossip and Discussion In the British Metropolis.

The Threatened Flood at Paris.

New ■ Yobs,' January 4 tti'.— A; ; oable :to the Hera Id from Paris/dated the 3d, midnight; Bays : An Inspector of Navigation of the Seine baa Ju»t furnished the Herald correspondent with some facts about tbe flood whloh has been threatening the olty. No immediate danger Is now anticipated. Several large ; laundry-boats io the Pont de la Tourrerelle and the Pont St. Louis have been crushed and sunk. Many other boats coming down tbe Btream from Venllly have been brushed ; against bridges. ''■ The litter of spars la * seen floating down tbe Heine as far as i : . the : Pont '::':■ St. •: Michel. J; Many j similar disasters ' are ' feared, - in ; ■ spite of ;; all ; tne'v'v'- precautions ' ■ that :'•;' have been taken. The ': Inspector : .:.; is hourly expecting a report tbat j navigation ~i has reoonimenoed oa the Upper ' Seine. Vigilance is still needed by day and night. All administrative as wall as 'f private '$ material that: was disposable b as been put Into operation. A great ' number of supplemental workmen have been emj ployed. Orders have been given to sink 'f the boat : which drifted against Pont Bolf erlna. At Brisay an octroi post baa been demolished, and V six employe* drowned. At midnight the vitduot of the Pout de Jour was safe, but Bummer restaurants and •• Cafe Ohantantfl " on the : river have been Hooded aud ■probably r attest away. The PoutideTQrenellej'ia&lh; great danger. r Tbe Pont de Paaay Is alao menaced. ! 'Daylight will probably reveal extensive damage. ■■'••. Imbrlanl Contradicted. : Bomb, January 4lh. — an official- note absolutely denies the assertions in the pamphlet of Siguor Imbriaul in regard to secret sympathy of the Ministry with the Irredenta movement. ■ : Tbe newspapers, to-day, publish a letter from Menotil Garibaldi, in which lie alto denied the ' assertions contained In the % pamphlet of elgnor Imbriana, that the Ministry were in secret sympathy with the Italia Irredenta movement, and had acted from politic motive*. : The Afghan Pretender. : ■{':, St. PETERBBDna, January 4th. —The Vcdemosle Bays that Abdul Kabinan Khan, the Afghan pretender, baa arrived at Balkh and joined bis friends. He will probably raise a force disciplined on the ayetem of : the Rusalan army, otherwise his contemplated coup d'etat will fail. ;.„; /,-, Croat-Capped. Calcutta, January 4th. - A deßpatoh from Oabul reports that tbe Wurdak tribe, when fleeing from Cabul, ware attacked by tbe Hazaras, who hold Ghuzni in the name of the British. Ho Ke«oncy la Bnula. i Si St. ; Petkrbbubo, January 4th An emphatic ofßoial denial J8 given to tho statement that { the establishment of a Begenoy, In whole or In part, is contemplated. ; Diplomatic Change. Constantinople, January — Count v » Dnbskjr, Austrian Envoy at AthenH, haß been appointed : Am. baasador to the Porte, to succeed Count Zlohy. Famine In Armenia. London, January 4tb .—. — Telegrama ; roeeived from British Consuls state tbat a terrible famine prevails in the dletrloti of Baßkaleh and Bayasaid, in Armenia. The authorities are helpless to aid tbe people, and It la feared that the famine will beoome general on the eastern frontier of Turkey. A. Steamer In a Storm. London, January 4th Tee steamer Silesia, which. left Hamburg on December 24th, for New York, put in at Plymouth Sound, on Saturday night, with her bteeiing-gear damaged. f I She had reached 600 miles west of I Qaeenstown^J She experienced \i '['}■ tremendous hurricane from December 27 1 h to the 3 Let, and was compelled to lay to from the to the Slat. She was onoe thrown on her beam-ends, with difficulty recovering herself. On January Ist : '\ the weather moderated, but Z the steering-gear of t tbe vessel 1 was found to bo seriously damaged, and her Captain determined to return to Plymouth.

Dictator Pterola.

New Yobk, Januiry 4th. —Panama advices say that Don Nicholas Plerola waa proclaimed Diotator of Peru on Deoember 22d. The Army of Beserve, at Lima and Callao, and the navy, accept his government. He has promised to effect the salvation of Peru in the present crisis. His Cabinet is presided over by the distinguished jurist, Pedro Oalderon. President Prado has fled. He arrived at Panama on the 27th ot Daoember. A Peruvian torpedo-boat, which Balled in November from Panama, under the Hawaiian colors, has been oaptured by the Chileans.

London Topic*.

Hew Yobk, January 4th. — A London speoial, dated yesterday, cay& ; Meat of tbe London papers publish apeolal despatches respecting Parnell's arrival in New Ycrk, describing tho enthusiasm as extremely moderate. Editorial satisfaction is expressed at the American good sense.

The Duobess of Marlborough'a Irish Belief Fund makes Blow progress. The Rothschild's have subscribed $2421) : the Barrings, $968 ; the Ooutts, S96C ; the Irish Society , f 736 ; Bight Hon. William E. Foster, f 242. There axe few contributions from consptouous persoDS. Tbe total amount hitherto reported is $38,730. American subscription for tbe relief of tba Irish poor would be welcome, but gifts fur political purpoiej are purely mischievous.

A BLAST VBOU BPOBUKON.

.Rev. Uharles H. Bpurgoon write* from Mentone thr.i the Dhtlon Bbonld listen to Mr. Gladstone as a call to make tliihteoasnesa and peaoe their guide. Instead of blistering. He declares that England 1b zsi£Bß}i h^s^sjf kiimisim mm issi. M warns Englishmen that under sooh tntors at tbe I1:maI I : ma they are brewing a nation of demons. The whole letter IB an Impassioned appeal to the Christian sentiment of the country.

F.DISOH'a BTATOa.

A otroumstantlal acoount of Kdlaon's new eleotrlo lamp, aent by oable, produced fresh excitement. Gas shares fell, in some oases, ten per oent,, but have since mostly recovered. The British publio thinks that X lison cries <• wolf " too often. Com. paratlvely lew timid holders sold out. All tbeir shares were eagerly bought up. Scientific opinion in Incredulous. Electricians say tbat Edison has completely abandoned bin original line of experiment, tbe failure of whloh was predicted at the beginning. No testimony of ordinary uon-iolentlno observers will convince the publio here. Moreover, toose induced to invest in Edison's telegraphic scheme, obarge him with bad faith, in having obtained money for that purpose, and then turning his attention to other aubjeota, wholly negleoting the Ulagrapb project.

It is reported tbat a new Frenob invention for tbe production of eleotrlo light will shortly be made public. It is alleged tbat remarkable results bave been attained.

BAILBOAD BOMDB.

In answer to inquiries respeotlng the probable reault of plaolnit the New York Central and Hudson Hi ver Railroad atook on the London market, eminent business men say tbat the whole amount will doubtless readily be takea. A leading broker remarks tbat anything Julius S. Morgan & Co. bring out will ba taken.

DINNKU TO VAHDBBBILT.

A dinner was given last Bight to Mr. Vanderbllt by Mr. Pulenton, M. P , at tbe Conservative Club. The guests included 8/r Drummond Woiffe, Canon Farrar, Sir James Anderson, Mr. Pender, Mr. Sarruda and other railroad and financial celebrities. There were twenty-four covers. Excellent apeeohes were made.

iBAMMBIi TOWNKL.

There la a f reah movement re peotlng the channel Tunnel. The Chairman of a oertain South of England railway asserts bis belief of ita oomplet on within ten yours.

LITBBATPKK.

It is repotted that Colonel Stanly it preparing a biography of his father, tbe late Earl of Derby. The preface will bo written by Lord Beaconeneld.

Tna late Sir James MaoDonnel'a •• Franoe Since the Flrat Empire " exoltes peculiar interest among Frenchmen.' Few Englishmen knew French politios equally well. He wrote tbe articles in the Times on French affairs when that journal supported tbe Liberal policy. Jules Favre writes to MaoMtllan h Co., tbe publishers, warmly commending the book and announcing that it will be translated by Madame Favre.

There was a private view to-day at the Boyal Academy of the Winter exhibition of the works of deceased matters. It attracted an artistic, literary and fashionable throng. The exhibition ia numerically small. Sir Frederick Leigh t^n says it becomes more difficult yearly to pur. suade owners to lend their pictures. There is a sufficient number this year, 244, all told, including a remarkable collection of forty portraits by Holbron. There are many examples of tbe English, Dutob, and Flomlah sohools, and a few good Italian ones.

The Grosrenor Gallery opened on Thursday with an exhibition of English and Dutch water colors aud modern English drawings. There is a flue series of drawings by Burne, Jones, Poynter, Leighton, and Watts. Tbore are sixty Dutch water oolors, many good, forming a school hitherto unknown in England. Thoy were contributed tbrough Alma Tadlma.

Mme. Pattl shortly begina an engagement in Paris in popular opera. She will reoeive $2000 nightly. ! Oarl Ross's season of Bullish opera opeas here at Her Majeaty'a Theatre on Saturday next, with Wag- , ner's •■ Bienzi."

POLITICS.

Lord BeaoonsDsld arrived here tbis morning, to attend a Cabinet Council in the afternoon, which, it la nnderatood, waa called to oonaider tbe Turkish and Afghan questlors. Tbe relief arising from Gen. Boberts* unexpeoted vlotory leaves the political complications still untonobed. Every Government speaker denies that annexation la Intended, but nobody offara a solution of tbe problem how British prestige oan be maintained, with pormanent military oontrol over Afghanistan, Involving a powerful army and vast expense, wholly onargeabie on the British Treaaury.

Tbe Anglo Turkish dtfllonlty baa been half-stlflad, halt compromised, in the usual fashion. It 1b reported tbat Sir Auatln Layard, the British Ambassador at Constantinople, baa been rebuked by Lord Salisbury for presenting an ultimatum on a mere missionary question, involving no Britlab subject nor interest. The stereotyped promise to satisfy all demands baa beeu made by Masurus Pasba, Turkish Ambassador here, and Lord Salisbury makes tbe uftuil pretence to believe it. The public oonaider* the Incident a further proof of the dlmlnlahing influence of England with the Porte.

The effect on home politics ia distinctly damaging to the Ministers, who still pofd as protectors of Tutkey. Tbe Incident irritates tbelr Turcopbilo supporters, and amußes their opponents. Tbe qnast amicable relations reestablished yesterday, alter the long inter, view of Layard with tbe SulUu, were owing partly to peremptory Instructions to Layard, and partly to the friendly intervention of other Powers. Tbe diplomatic vlotory remains with the Porte.

Private advices aay that Layard la disgusted and discouraged. There are freab reporta bt tbe probable appointment of Sir Drummond Woiffe aa his successor.

Meantime the Tnroo-Greek question ia again threat, enlng to cause trouble. Telegrams from Constantinople report tbat tbe mediation of tbe Powers will again be declined. The Plenipotentiaries have abandoned negotiations, awaiting further iajktruotlona.

TIOHBOBHB.

The revival of the Tiohborne cage has attraoted muob attention, and Hir John Folker, Attorney. General, has been almost universally blamed for granting a writ of error. The hearing is set down for an early day.

BGOTOH DIAMOVDB.

Mr. Mao Tear's experiments with oarbon are still exercising the minds of diamond owners, but Maskelyne's opinion that the results are merely silicates has done mnoh to allay the anxiety, Mas. keiyne being an expert, and the scientist quoted by Mao Tear having quite inanmoient knowledge of mineralogy.

DABWIM TAKES A PBJZE.

Charles Darwin has again brought oredlt to English science by winning the prise of 12.000 franos offered at Turin for discoveries In the physiology of plants.

PBOfPXAJTX.

Evidences of returning prosperity In commerce are present on all tides. Trade In poultry, game

ABT.

OPBBA.

SINGLE COPIES FIVK CENTS — NO. 10,857.

and turkeys, was seldom so large as it has beenthia . hrlstmas. In the book trade, 6800 books were print el during the past year.

YAHKEB MOTIONS.

j The influence of Amerloa has made Itself uverywhere felt. The growth of the telegraphlo business has been wonderfnlly rapid. The Postal Department Is surpassing the Americans in the ap. plication of Amerioan ideas.

EASTERN DOINGS.

, (ASSOCIATED FBBSS DESPATCHES To THM AIiTA. ] A Public Reception to Parnell in New York, j The Agitator* Bueech Gen. - « .«.! Grant at Kernantllna, Florid*. . . . Railroad Bridges flamed in Kentucky A Child Frozen to Death at V«ll River A Sherman Club Formed at Cincinnati Drayman Dennis in New York.

A Child Frozen to Month.

Fall Bivjcb, January 4tb — George Bezzlnet, a French boy, aged 3, was this morning found frozen to death in a swamp near the oity. The ohlld bad wandered away from home and was lost in the streatß. On Tuesday last he was picked up by the Polios, but slipped unnoticed from the station and, though an active anarch was made, It was unavailable, until to-day tbe dead body was discovered.

Two Audience* Alarmed.

New Yobk, January 4th. — Much exoltement was caaßed among 2000 people at a matinee in Haverly's Theatre yesterday by an exploiicm of gas behind tbe stage. There was a heavy escape, and a search for tbe leak with a llgtttod matoh oauaed the explosion, and a cry of « Fire 1" followed. Ho one was hurt, tue stampede being soon clreoked.

MKMpHia, January 4th.— An alarm of fire in Le Brun's Theatre last evening, while Ada Cavendish was playing, created almost a panio, but the alarm was a false one, and nobody was injured.

A Sherman Club.

Cincinnati, January 4tb A Sherman Club was organized last night, with 00 members.

Kearney tn New York,

New Yobk, January 4th. — Dennis Kearney arrived In New York early yesterday morning, accompanied by his brother, and went to French's Hotel. He is a delegate from the Worklugmen's Party to the Greenback Cod vi ntion, to be held in Washington on tbe Bth instant ; but one portion of Kearney's object in coming East is to tee Parnell and exchange views with the Icieh agitator. He Bald to a reporter : •< We are all, of course, averse to Grant's reelection, but we are nearly as muoh opposed to the election of any man nominated by tbe Bepublioan Party. The fact is, this country, and every other country, belongs to tha men who till its soil and make it productive. Without them, it would be worthless. Aud who, I ask, should govern a country but the men who own it ? We want no Gcnaralß, no lawyers, no editors, for our President. We want an honest workingman. I have not yet seen Parnell," said Kearney, •• bat I hope to do bo, to-night or tomorrow."

With regard to tbe shooting of Kallooa in San Francisco, Kearney deolined to aay muoh. It waa a delicate subject to talk about. He said Kalloob waa a good, honorable, whole-souled mao, and tha best Mayor tbat San Francis jo lias ever had.

After the Greenback Convention in Washington, Kearney will return to thia olty for a abort time, but he has made no arrangements to deliver publio addresses, nor does he anticipate doing so,

tirun in Florida.

Fkbnandina, January 4th. —General Grant and party arrived here this morning fron. Savannah by the steamer City of Bridgttown. Crowds of people, white and oolored, lined the streets to weloome tbe gueata. Aa tbe Bteamer landed a band struck up ««Hail to the Chief." General Grant and party were welo^med by ex Senator Yulee in behalf of tbe Mayor and citizens, and were at once driven to a hotel where special arrangements has been made for tbe distinguished guests. To-morrow a public reception In tbe Olty Hall takes place, and in the evening a grand ball will be given. The party leave here on Tuesday for Jacksonville, and from there go rp the Bt. John's and Ooklawaha Blvers, and thence to St. Augustine, where they will arrive on the 12th, and remain a few days. Tbe thermometer, to-day, was at 80° in the shade. General Grrnt'a reoeption here, this morning, was very cordial, but undemonstrative— all osremonios being dispensed with, in oonaequence of his arrival on the Sabbath. The party remained quietly at their hotel until thia evening, when a ride was Uken on the celebrated Amelia beach, near the oity. General Grant rode in a light wagon, behind a dashing span, driven by their owner. Colonel Bblpman, a former army offioer and a fsiend of the General's. He exptoued himself greatly pleased with his visit. His receptions, be said, throughout the South bad been very pleasing to him, and had been participated in by all olaßsea. To-night tho hotel and park is Illuminated, aud a band has serenaded the General.

The Parnell Reception

New Yobk, January 4th. — About B'JOO people assembled in Madison (Square Garden, to-night, to tender a public welcome to Charles Stewart Parnell. The gathering was a mixed one. The platform, from whloh the speakers were to address the audience, had seats on it for about a hundred persons. It was clearly evident that the voioes of the speakers oonld ooly be heard half the length of tho garden, but mauy had oome merely to see the great agitator.

; Of those who had been Invited to occupy beats on too platform, bat few were present. Among these were Judges Gltdemieove and Alkers, Thorlow Weed", Win. E. Robinson, Stephen J. ileany, ex-Aldermen McOafferty ' and ? Dillon, and , member s of the Oomtulttee of Arrangements.' The committee appoint !B!;lti6\fflfßSSßi w?a«\ to the notel and esoortod Parnell and Dillon to tUo garden. Immediately on their entrance a oheer was raited at the door, vl.loh spiead along the building like wildfire. The aadlecce MM frantic with oxoltomeDt. . Men abouted themselves hoars*, and women waved their hand* kerobiefs. The band atrack up •■ Aald Lang Hyne,' b and It wan some time before the excitement sob- • _ _ fc ?JL^|^jaaMßi<MaMgt'fßAAMltM>MlllgMwriwMßßtfßßiM^^ ■ided.

PABNKLL'B ariKOB.

Judge Ullderaleeve presided, and introduced Parnell, who, after thanking tbe assemblage for the cordial reception, spoke as follows: •• The American nation has. by common consent, been made the arbiter in tbe great struggle for land in Ireland. Within the last tew days a moat extraordinary occurrence has takeu place. The landlords of Ireland, for tbe first time In history, have recognised their true position as culprits, and have oome before tbe bar of Amerioan public opinion to plead their cause as best they may. [Applause ] I rejoloe that tbe pages of the New York Herald [groans aod bissee] there la no necelsity to hiss tbe New York Herald —it has really been, indirectly, of the greatest possible service to our oause ; and I repeat that I rejoloe that its page! have been opened to the landlords'side of the question. I rejoloe that men of the great ability of Mr. Eavagh bave oome forward to make tbe beet defence that he can of that aroursed system that prevails [groans and hisses] thinking the people in this oonntry will now feel an interest in tae question whloh thoy oould not have felt before. And it 1b fitting that tb« people of America should know tbe very best that can be Bald for the landlords. Now, I wish to explain very shortly my objeot in visiting this country, and I may cay that tbe intention we originally have had has been comparatively modified by the presence of circumstances. O iginally we proposed only to addreis you la behslf of our political organization ; bat bocauae events in Ireland bave culminated so rapidly, the terrible fear of a widespread famine is bo imminent, that we feel constrained to abandon our original intention and leave ourselves open to reoeive from tbe people of Amerloa money for the purpose of politioal organization, and also money for the relief of the present distress in Ireland. We are, then, to form two funds — one for the relief of the distress, and the other for the purely politioal purpose of forwarding our organization. [Applause.] These funds will be kept entirely distinct, so that the donors will be iff irded an opportunity of dotog aa they please In tbe matter. It has been suggested by a very influential paper in this city that w« should go on the oommittee which has been proposed by tbe New York Herald [groans and hisses] for the relief of the dtstiess of Irish landlords and the British Government in general. But if we acoapt the very good advice that has been so obaritably extended to ns, in tbe shape ol words, durlag the last few days, I am afraid that we should incur tbe Imputation of putting tbe cart before the horse. Tbe oause of the present distress is the unequal and artificial system of tenure which prevails in Ireland. The effect of that cause is, of course, distress ; and while we take caie to do the best we can, and tbe best we oan will be but little to relieve tbe distress, we inunt also take care that we take advantage of the unexampled opportunity which Is now presented to ns, for tbe purpose of sweeping away a bid system. In 1847, and eubseqnent years, when tbe great Irish famine took place, America came forward, nrkt among the aations, with unexampled liberality ; but did tbat liberality prevent famine ? Did it prevent millions from dying of starvation or tbe pestilence which followed V Did it prevent the banishment of many more millions ? Did it prevent distressing scenes in Ireland in those years, and on board emigrant ships ? No cbarity tbat oan be given by America will avail to prevent Irish distress. Tbat must be the duty of the British Government, and we must see that we shame tbat Government Into a sense of its obligetions. Are we to be compelled continously, every ten or twelve yearj, to Appear as mendicant i before tbe world ? Then I say to the people of this conntry : If yon wish to rescue us from that position, help ns in destroying tbe system which brings It on. America subscribed, and subscribed liberally, in thoae yean. Tbe people of Ireland living in this oountry, have been subscribing ever etnoe. Every cent of their hard earned money aent over there with much true devotion to their fellow-countrymen, has gone in payment of excessiva rents, and In bolstering np this terrible system. THB BK6OLUTIONB. The following resolutions were adopted : Retolved, That M*. Charles Stewart Farnell and Mr. John Dillon are deserving of our earnest gratitude and most unqualified confidence ; that tbe sac rlfloes they bave made and tbe perils they have encountered in coming to this prosperous land to plead the oause of a inffering nation is entitled to a generous and practical recognition and response ; and that the promises made by us in our welcoming address it should be pur pride, as well m our duty, to redeem. s«co»d— -Tbat we give to our Buffering brethren in Ireland our heart-whole sympathies, in these the days of their deep distress, and while giving sympathy, we would counsel . hope for tbe better day, whioh, in God's good, time, will assuredly oome. Third— Tfcat while the relief of immediate suffering has a claim upon oar immediate action, we o«nnot overlook the fact that tbe system which produces this suffering needs a change ; that money for the purchase of food, fuel and raiment for the iffilo.ed poor are needed at once, and tbat, beyond aod beside tbis primary call, f undH are needed to strengthen the bands of the Irish Land Leigoe in its struggle against landlord monopoly ; and tbat, therefore, we suggest to the generous publio tbat, while renumbering the pressing olatms now presented for reJtef, there la an obligation to aid in the prevention of a recurrence of such claims, and tbat this latter oan only be effected by tbat readjustment of the land tenure ofl waioli Ireland contemplated by the Irish Land League. Fourth That subscription lists be at onoe opened, a Finance Oommittee, Secretaries and Treasurers appointed, and that a fornu 1 and earnest appeal be made to aid in the gr»nd achievement of giving an ancient people a living in their own land, realising tbe Idea given utterance to by Mr. Paraell on his arrival, of giving Ireland a place among the nations of the earth. In otherj words, •• Ireland for the Irish, and the Irish for Ireland." Tbe speaker denounced the British Government's negieot of Ireland. He obaraoteriied the Irish poor law system as fiendish.

A Murdered Man Identified. . '^ Fbemomt, Ohio. January «th. Mrs. Oullfiraokers, of (Jreensburg, Pa., has arrived here and identified the photograph, clothing, and pocketbook of the man killed here in M»ly, 1878, as her buabtnd's. Ha left home to seek work and bad with him $240 In cash and saf gold watch. Poter > Welsh, who Is ao< cosed of the murder, will have '; his ease ■ before the Grand Jury this weekj

Bridge* Burned. Cincinnati, January 4th. — At half-past two o'clock tbis morning : the railroad and turnpike bridges at MiUersburg, Ky.. on the Kentucky Central, were disoovered uon ;: lire and were wholly ' destroyed. Liois, 1 250.900. ; - ; i ? /V\": ; V :■■■ iMZ'r.Z ■ The ulster covers a multitude of shins,

SACRAMENTO.

Tli© Fusion. liliro v fc to Cap t vi r o the Assembly. -,

Republicans Confident of Defeating It -Result of Caucusing Yesterday -Aspirants for Clerkships—Fly ng Rumors.

I Saobamento, ; January 4th -Although all purtk-a claimed tbe victory on Sunday in organizing the !; House, ? late {ml the evening' lt ] seemed ? tain that , the Republicans had won. Ie ifl rumored that ' ' Oowdery, Pox and Tyler ;. will be} ; nominated as ' f straight Bepublicanß, and perhaps Merry. Hardy, I lofI of Ban Franclaoo, a Republican, bnt now opposing ' 'ac a New Constitution .Republican, claims strong i backing and hopes to win. He is, however, losing friend Bp*e very! hoar, and bis conduct in deserting is J party .'? la condemned *• by, friends and foes ; and i Cooper, Democrat, who insists upon abstaining from a fusion tbe mushroom parties bend to the national, la equally praised. THE PBCGRAMME Will probably be :■ Oowdery will receive the highest number of votes on' jj the S first ballot. All other i Republican candidates will then be withdrawn in bis favor, and the third ballot is expected to settle it. >£ Gowdery deollnes to have n Caucus, and i insists on having *j fair fight 'In the House Immediately. Unless i organized f- on Monday, 1 ? Caucuses will be hold ; but the best authorities cay that 61 votes are •arc for the public \ut>. Say l<fk is well enough ■: to be present. Borne': country members have wheeled rennd, and, while gome are considered doubtful, the ohacges are regarded as favoring tbe Republicans, by those who know. It is even openly hinted that Hardy himself will wheel Into line. <• Tbe New Constitution " is the fuelou cry, and \ a compromise on committee representation may be made, although party feeling runs high, with much excitement. K r '-7 ■■;■. ] '. \ ■';■;■'■' ■'■ '.' ; otheb contests;.'- :.• ", : .. : ;y. ;■ \;■;.;.■/'\ ;■;.;. ■/' : :£ Jim Farrelly is working hard y for Bergt»ant-at-Arms, and his friends claim tbat bis influence will affect the Bpeakership, unless there is some compromise. Bam Carasl has changed his tight to Minute Clerk of the Assembly. -..''"-*" ' The Benate contests are uninteresting. All the Democratic employes In' the State Printing Office have received notice of discharge from Captain Y6xmg.\">-::\y : , : _J/ ':':■■:"■ " ■'.'•';•'■■* -^ ■• ■; ■■;< "XVY "'-.:''\ f± It 'is rumcrjd ' that Hittell, of } Ban \ Franoisoo, will be Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Bears, of Man Rafael, of Corporations. y' : - 1 ■ ' ; V iThe ARfemb'y Republicans have committees mapped out, but withhold the list * incase of ; accident. : -- : ''^K^ General Stoneman will accept the Indian Commiestonershlp, in the Interest of the State, tor reasons published in the Alt a, embracing ideas of supplies being purchased in California, etc CANDIDATES. For the Astembly positions the prominent candidates are : Chief Clerk— Qann, Chase, E. F. Smith, Oarr, Carpenter ; Bargeant-at-Arm*-— Walters, Parker, Morse. O'Neill, Farrelly, Bean ; Assistant— Powell, J. M. } Wright, Thomas, Jewell, MoUonnell, Boweu, Hamilton ; Minute uierk — Panly, of Ban Diego, A. L. Orawford, Oarusl ; Assistant ClerkCol. Ord ; Engrossing Clerk— D. McCarthy, Reed ; Enrolling Clerk — Linnell. ;>■: SENATE ORGANIZATION. ||i| Baobimento, January; 4 Evening The result of the Uepubltoan Senatorial Caucus wag that the following, among others, wero selectnd as Chairman of Committees s Wye, of 'Alameda, Judiciary ; Dickinson, Commerce and Navigation ; Newman, Mines ; Johnston, J Agrtcultnra ; Qrovo L. Johnson, Swamp and Overflowed Lands. For Senate officials, Boruok J. Wasson, H. H. Lambert and Roberta were chosen. ; MO HOLD-OVBB9. • Lieutenant-Governor Johnson will organize the Senate, Mansfield being seated by him, and Shoemaker calling the roll by districts . ■ No hold-over Senators will take seats. The House will be organized by Wasson, !of Ventura, aged 63, who will decide as ; to tho Caller of the 8011. DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. The Democratic Assemblymen caucused ; Mannix, Brady and ■; Boyßton were ; present ; : also, j Senator Enos. f Fusion was advooated, and the Canons adjourned to Monday , with the object of appointing a compromise committee. : -: ! -;\f^i" : y-:-:'^'.' y -- ] '"' ■■ ' ; The Republicans are still Batlßfled l that they can defeat a coalition, owing to oertain combinations. ; :'..;■■ ;- : BUM0B3. V; ; " ■■.; ;.:.-■> It is rumored that the Governor will appoint exGovernor Irwin a member of tho Board of Directors o( : : the State Prison ; < also, that !-' General UoOomb will be Warden of the Pri*on7r vyltjta reported that Governor Irwiu will pardon Lodi Brows, Boott, Ver Mehr and Newton Morgan. It Is expected that the Inaugural Address will be" delivered on Tuesday. gjgg

UNCERTAINTY IN MAINE,

The Republicans Confident or Suocem— Governor Omilon Not committal a* to the Supreme Courts Opinion— Sen. timent at Watliington anil Augusta* ?■ :>', Waxkuvillk, January .; 4th.— The ) Town Hall was filled to its turnout capacity, at a Law and Order, meeting, last niK^t. Governor viarcclon 'said : <• I Btand before you, tbe most abased mau in tbe Doited Btates. 1 am not here to , apologize or ask your pardon; bat Bimpiy.tb^Mkfjroar .attention) to tbe Constitution and law ; and If, in any respect, I or my Council bavo violated that law, yon have your A remedy, Jfoa say tbat the majority rale li the central principle in our '■ governmental systorn; bat should not nat majority be ex. pressed In a legal and Constitutional manner r Ton are all : aware ' that :at ■ the late election every effort was made on both sides to Becura'a majority, and tbat the Fusion Party bad a majority of 9000 votes. I challenge any man— l do not care bow ardent a Republican or rabid j a Democrat— to ; take the return*, aud If there Is any Instance where we have not applied the same rnle to friend or foe, then you can condemn us. I find tabulated ■ returns,' where sixty-four towns have been rejected. 'Thirtytwo were Republican; thirty Democratic, and two a tie. Does thin look like a conspiracy ? Does it look as 'If > the!^^rnle;had : not boon applied properly T Ho great has boea . the ',; exoltement /that I . have called upon the Supreme < ourt to decide questions wbloh have been decided for fifteen years ; and when that decision Is rendered I hopo the people will be satisfied."

Resolutions endorsing the aotlon of tbe Council were adopted.

NON-OOMSIITTAIi

Governor Garcelon spent tbe day here, and was called upon this evening by n reporter and asked if he had received tbe opinion of the Ooart, to which be replied that he bad not ; that he had not been in Augusta sinoe i o'clock on Saturday afternoon. The reporter then Informed him of the gen* eral points expressed In the opinion of tbe Court, and asked him if he would recall the certificates he bad Issued, and which now, under tbe opinion of the Court, appear to have been illegally Issued, to which tbe Governor answered : •■ I have no authority (or knowing tbe opinion of tbe Oourt, and can not tell what I shall do." In answer to a question whether Oaptaln Lewis Voter, ot Farmlngton, had returned bis certiiloata of eleotion. declining to serve under tbe same, the Governor said he bad not raoeived it, an 1 did not know anything about it. The reporter asked: •• Do you ap prebend any violence at the Inauguration of the new Legislature ?" The Governor said : • I have no means of knowing. I do not think the people are foolish enough to resort to violence."

OPINION AT WABHIHfITON.

Washington, ;. January y * th There | seems to be : no doubt entertained , here i^ that the unanimous opinion of the Maine Supreme Court, adverse to the opinion of Governor Garcelon on all the points pre son tod ?"wlil have the effect lof | a peed { 1 y . end 1 , the controversy^ in that 1 State, without any further serious difficulty. It la understood , here that at least one member of the Supreme Court, namely, Judge Llbby , B la a 1 Democrat ; and [ the perfect unanimity ,of the Ooart therefore gives additional weight to the confessedly strong reasoning by which its opinion Is supported./ i>;; ; '".^:.?-^*\'^."';'} ;^.;' ; .' . ''"■'■„■/'■'■ '-y

It is generally believed that even if Governor (iarcelon takes the ground that, notwithstanding this diotnin of the Court, he oannot recall any of the certificates already ißfiued, its moral effect will nevertheless be amply powerful to induce a sufficient of Fuetontst holders of these certificates to refuse to taka seats iv the Legislature, and that the Republicans will thus forthwith obtain control of the organization of both Houses, admit tusir party friends who were refused certificates, and proceed to eleot Davis Governor.

THR QUORUM QUESTION.

Pobtland, January 4th. — A.n Angusta despatch «ay« : The quorum question nan boen settled by precedent — that 16 is a quorum. The Senate in 1847 organized with 11, In 1851 with 15, and in 1854 with IS. In the latter yuar Chief Justice Shipley, and Appleton, nis Associate, sustained that point. They also held that eaoh House could compel the attendance of persons who bad received the Governor's certificate, before as well aa after being sworn. It also says that Spoul, of Sbowbettan, i,s already in Augusta, and will take hia Beat.

TBX FEEI.IN<i AT AUOTTbTA.

Auuosta , January 4th The decision of the Court has been disoussed freely by the crowds upon the streetg, at the hotels, and elsewhere, to-day. Republicans are greatly exoited and jubilant, and ro. gard It as a consummate viotory for their oiuho. The opinion is freely expressed In the best informed otroles that the opposition oaneot stand up and defy the Oourt. It is the opinion of leading Republicans that the Governor can do no less than reoall the certificates issued to persons not eleoted to them according to the deoislon oi the Oourt. The Fnaionistß have no definite plan formed, and it will be difnoult to develop one to night, att not more than twenty members are present in the city. The number at present is about the same as in ordinary years, when nothing unusual is pending. A few Democrats say the Governor had no business to question the count ; that he had done his work according to the Oonstitation and laws, and should have rested his case there.

Inrtuence of the puylloxera — In a Paris restaurant : •• Here, waiter, I asked you for yin ordinaire, at one franc fifty oentln.eß the bottle, si it la marked on the Hat, and yon charge _ne two francs fifty. You have made a mistake." •• Not at all ; the wine baa goat np since you commenced dinner."

A CARD FROM ARCHITECTS. «®- •' Believing that a Journal of %t» kind Is a necessity on this coask and Judging from what has appeared in the " Quarterly Architectural Review," wrt are led to believe that the CALIFORNIA ARCHITECT AND BUILDING REVIEW will be worthy of generous support and encouragement. We therefore pledge our cordial sympathies, personally, ami hope that the enterprise will receive kindly recognition and liberal tupport from all Architects and Builders and the public generally." Signed : David Farquharson, Wright & Sanders S. H. Williams, T. J. Welsh, P. Huerne, John Marquis, 8.1 McDougal & Son, Wm. Mooser, Wm. Curlett, Meeker A Banks, P. J. O'Connor, Wm. 0. Hoagland, Theo. A. Elsen, H. T. Bestor,£. & J 0. Newsom, B. lienrlcksen. The foregoing Illustrates the sentiment of the profession toward the new enterprise. We hope the PUBLIC GENERALLY will accept the endorsement and aid in the establishment of a much-needed — and, as we thai! strive to make, THE CAL.IFORMIA. ARCHITECT * BUILDING REVIEW, A VALUABLE AND INBTBUOTIVE JOURNAL, As well for OWNERS, TENANTB, and THE PUBLIC 6JENERALLY, as for Architects and Builders. BEND IN YOUB SUBSCRIPTIONS AT ONOE. Price, 91 50 per annum, payable in advance. Office, 240 Montgomery street, Kooms 12 and IS, ami Subscription and Advertisement Solicitors wanted. IT SHOULD BK IN KVERY OFFICE AND FAMILY. Ja4lplw ST. MARY COLLEGE. STUDIES WILL BE RESUMED ON Friday, January 9. ihmo. deBo-lplw BROTHER BETTLIN, President.

Fine Jeweiri AND "V " ' ' * ' tße : ■ DIAMOND SETTINGS."'! j We are constantly producing] NEW DESIGNS in FINE JEWELRY and DIAMOND SETTINGS, and an ( , examination of our Stock and Prices would be of special interest to purchasers. ALL GOODS MARKED IN PLUN FIQOREB AND NO VARIATION IN PBIOE. , Geo.C.Shreve&Go. J 110 MONTGOMERY STREET. j _ ••; . ■ _ ■ ■ -^£sS£SES2£I£SSSS R\m. SALFIELD'S Q EJUVENAToII

I THIS GREAT STRENGTHENING REMEDY 18 f-3 kA 5 the legitimate result of over twenty years 'of prac-*" »; tical 5 experience. It s strengthens s the! nervous system, % nourishes the brain, enriches, pnrlfles and vitalizes ib& {; blood, thereby invigorating | both ml nd and \ body. It cures ; all diseases of the skin and is a sure eliminator of ; all Kidney and Bladder Complaints It is a veritable 1 Essence ot Vitality. Price, #2 50 per bottle, or live times the quantity, with full directions and advice, ; for $10. Sent f everywhere, upon ;! receipt of | price '\6rm 0. 0. D To be had only dibxot of :^.rr t "^ : ?lBII1iWHMU ■ . . DR. SAL FIELD, 30 : Koarny street, S.^F.W. t,'. Consultation by letter! or at ofllce, free. Office" bourn, !10 to 8 aud 6 to 8 P. M.; Sundays from 11 to I I ■only.^iv^.Vf;;:^g^^ j l^;^ Ja3-lp \ }'& * : DIVIDEND NOTICE. aarOSce of the Standard Consolidated Mm- h. Ing Company.' Ban l ( 'rauoisco. "J an. 1 2,' IB6o.— At a meeting || of tho Board of ' Directors of . the : above-named Company ;. ' held 1 ! this I day. Dividend No. 11. of Fifty cents j (50c) \ per »h share, wan declared, payable on MONDAY, January 13, 1850, at the otllce in this city, or at the Agency of The Ne- , vada Bank of Han Francisco, in New:York."Ssd*^sagSßffl| WM. WILLIS. Beoretary. Office— Room No. 29 Nevada Block, No. 309 Montgomery street. San Francisoo; Oal;;^V?;?vVstSSßSBfiKßl^3*?jffl| DIVIDEND MOTIGfi Cay Franco-American f Savins:* Bank, Montgomery street. — For the ; half j year ending S December 31, 1879,' a dividend -.; ban been declared at the rate of i r.evtsu - ' 1 7 percent per annum on IVrm Deposits and live \ (5) per cent per annum on Ordinary Deposits, free of Federal Tax, payable on and after January 15, 1880. A dividend to the stockholders has also been declared payable at same date, 1 ?? r ; j»3-14 iWSs&fi!!flßis?Wt LUCIKN BRAND, Secretary. DIVIDEND NOTICE, The German Savings and Loan Society. ' ttSr For the hair year ending tbis date, the Board ; of Directors !of The : German ■ Havings,: and 5 Loan $ Society baH declared a Dividend on Term Deposits at tho rate of six and nine-tenths (6 9-10) per cent, per annum and ou Ordinary Deposits [at the rate ' of five and thrcofourtho (5 3 4) per cent, per annum, free Federal Taxes, and payable ou and after the 15th day of IJanuary,1 January, 1880. By order. GEO. LETTE, Secretary. San Francisco, December, 3l6t,' ? lB79.'^^g^f]al^lmg^ DIVIDEND NOTICE.""" SECURITY SAVINGS BANK, • NO. Hl5 -i ßANflipjlE 1 STREET. -■ a®~ For the six months ending December 81 •<;%; 1870, a Dividend has been declared at the rate of six (0> per cent, per l annum on Term Deposits and five (5) per cent, per annum on Ordinary Deposits, free of I Federal £ Tax, payable on and after January: i th ," 1380. ' •>;,/, i t 3ssssfcs :•; ■tn :■•■+ ■ ' ; WINFIELD S^JONE^Se'cretaryii^ ■•:;■; San Francisco, December 31»t, 1879. f < ; ; , jal-11 DIVIDEND HOTIQiL~ Hum bold! Savings and Loan Society. i 09* The Hoard of Directors of th* did Society have declared a Dividend of 6% per ceut, per annum on Term Deposit*, 6% per cent, per annum on Ordinary Deposits, and '2. /, 1 per cent, per annum on Commercial Deposits, for the naif year ending December free of ie Federal Tax, payable on aul after January J2th, 1880. A;JIART^NN, : Socrelnry. j a 1-14 A. HABTMANN, Secretary. DIVIDEND NOTICE, TBE CALIFORNIA Savings and Loan Society, PSpf MO^ 1 POWELL STREET. 09* he Hoard of Directors have declared ;"n>| Dividend for the half year ending December 31st, 1879, at the rate of Blx and six-tenths (6 6-10) per cent, per annum on Term Deposits and Five and one-half (5 1-2) per ffi cent, per annum on Ordinary Deposits, free of | Federal , Tay, payable on and after Saturday January 10th, .1880. do3l-2 w ■ VEKNON CAMPBELL, Secretary.

DIVIDEND^ NOTICE. San Francisco Savings Union, 533 CALIFORNIA STREET, CORNER WEBB. ; . OGBT For the half year ending; with Decenibri' 31, 1871', a dividend has been. declared at th» rate of * six . and six-ten (6 6-10) per cent per annum on Term 1 pottits. and : five and one-half (5 1-2) • pei cent per ; annum * on Ordinary Deposits; free iof ■ Federal • Tax, payable OB \-j a »£^ tf ""** '""gfojg WHITE, O-hier. ODD FELLOWS' SAVINGS BANK. Dividend No, 3, in Liquidation, Being Five per cent, of all deposits, will be pay'uijio'ou?*^ and after the 26th lnslant. JAMKfi BENSON, Secretary. San Franclfcco, December 20, 1879. / de2l-H NOTIOE. The Guardian ASSURANCE COMPANYgLONDON ■.'^' : ' v/;'v /;' . HAVE THIS DAY APPOINTED hi m mm • ac jv fcf» m ' ' m r.'^'Y.^' m 'T*' JM 'XL H BP^k BC? P^t &3& I MR. WM. J. LANDERS GENERAL' AGENT FOB THE PAOIFIO COAST, Vice Messrs. BALFODB, GUTHBIE & CO., resigned, 11. K. BOWfiJKP, . Special Agent for United State*. Ban Francisco, December 23, 187gf|^^^ RESMOVAXi. THE OFFICE OF " The Guardian Assurance Company ;! - HAS l BEEN REMOVED TO ■ . No. 406 CALIFORNIA STREET, ; Adjolslng tbe Bank of California. ■ : :WM. J. LANDERS, de3o<eodlp6 *' . -T General Agent. 8 NEW ZEALAND , INSURANCE COMPANY, FIRE aad'SSABZHIc-^ X,. (Established 1859.) .'':■■ .dg|| ' , Unlimited Liability of Shareholders. ; Oapltal^p^upH;^^^^^E^i^ 000,000 00 Capital— paid up 1,000,000 00 ■Assets *:^;:;:i;;^;^Vi^^^i^^;:^;^.^l ,985,655£00|^ Reinsurance Reserve $345,639 00 <v '^?&^'-'-'. All other Liabilities 189,075 00 • ''■: .' ' ; '^l«k^^ 634,714 00 Surplus for Policy hoiders.......;.^:::i;;^^iSi;'lso|9-IlfoO IV " M i Premiums received to November 30, 1878... 7,495,177 00 Losses paid to"d;te.^?;:^e^.^lf.^.-^n^|4;so9,9o^^ r. 8% Bonds deposited ' with S Treasurer of «bKte^' H't tate of Oregon itiT.T.'^^tUS^THS^i^SH!^^ 50,000 fOO ' >V; Issues policies in San Francisco and Portland against p loss by fire in City and County of ; San Francisco, State of > .; ' ; , Oregon and Washington Territory, and on Marine rinks ? '* , to and from all parts of the World. ■ '■■' HUGH CRAIG, Manager, ' 307 CALIFORNIA STRE i^; lldeJ^odlp^^g^i^^SW^SdnJr^claco^^sfi

FAMILIES % LEAVING THE CITY. ' M FURNITURE, TRUNKS, PIANOS, PICTURES Carpets, etc., stored and taken care of (not necessanv to ,1 pack them). Parlor Sets, Carpets and i Blankets S dusted • and aired to keep out moths. Trunks stored for 25 cents i per i month. We 1 have the 1 best facilities sf; for storage, having been In tfae business fl6 1 years, and built our warehouses expressly for it. Don't pay rent or Interest and can afford jto store goods low. Advance! made, Insurance effected, and -reference given. Please ■..•.'";■■ send postal card and wo will call 5 and give estimate for 3s' storage, etc. .;. : . ''. 11. WINPEL A CO."*!^® '% \£Pj lnclpal Storeroom, 310 Stockton street J between Post. » «nd Sutter, corner Stockton Place,' San Francisco. ' "7T^^i^SS\ aptO-eodlp feffiggpg? ' CALIFORNIA INSURANCE COMPANY % ' : ' -' (FIRE AND MARINE.) .fi; OBGANIZUD FABBUABY, 1801, AND '. THE OLD: 1 EST LOCAL. Louse* Paid In 19 Year. ... $1,350,000 0. T. HOPKINS, President. ■: ..v ',; >j o•L. L. BROMWELL, Vice-President. Z. CROWELL, Secretary. > V: ; :/V" ;v " j '; v -^^^3HMSE' : -': '^:^- OAPT. D. F. HUTOHINGS, Marine Surveyor. 11 -lp UNION - InsuranceGoniDanif OF CALIFORNIA. ri (TUB I'ALIFOBMIA LLO?1>».) (ESTABLISHED 1W 1861.) Paid-Tlp Capital • 8750.000 Assets xceed 11.000,000 ■ PRINCIPAL OFFIOtf. Moa. 410 and 418 California fcti-eet. : Q. TOI'CHAKD, , N. O. KITTL.B, ' ' Presl I Vlce-Presldeiit. OHARLES D. HAVENf^fnS?T?f???f?ff ißeoseiixjfi JAMES ! D. BAILEY :??! ( ?^f?S 1 ?? ! ¥?!1!i-ri;'Geu 'I Agent GEORGE *vTOHmf!?STO!KWW!^gWnN^j^ 5M CHINESE &z ti& JAPANESE jl| "_^ FANOY ABTIOLEa AND TOYB. m \: P V^:the 'finest ; and \ rarest ever ofrered > lnrr#r^* c i' X^^thls; market, Just received by recent :-#: -# yt^ •^E-\ arrivals and for sale at the well-known-^ - — Tf store of -&*«^a r-^| OHY LUNG A CO., Kg LJ II; No. 640 Sacramento street, ..'-.( «lsj»Srl> % Vv# ■*•-/ Between Montgomery s and Kearny. \, r ;--l.'.v_ - PRICES REDUCED ! ■ DfULLEKS OPTICAL DBPOT, 135 MONTGOMERY 6TREET. BUSH. ;, SPECIALTY FOR THIRTY YEARS* KiktaMUhed «. F. 1868. Mr Country Orders attended to. > - 1 . . ■ . . -. ........ , •-...'."


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