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3Ir. Sommorhock's Dog:.
"I do love a doj," said Mr. Sommerbeck-,
the owner of the bii yellow house
on Spring street, out on North Hill.
"Man's faithful friend; always devoted
to his" master; always vigilant in his pro
tection; untiring in his efforts to please;
di cile under discipline, forgiving in his
disposition, kind and faithful, man does
not half appreciate him nor understand
him. I h ive bought a dog, one that will
in his infantile days he a source of un
ceasing mirth to us all by his innocent
gambols, nnd, ns age develops his sterner
qualities, will be a faithful, vigilant guar
dian of our sleeping hours. Let us love
him and deal with him gently and ten
derly, and his very life will be devoted to
our service. Come, Herzegovina, come;
come in and get acquainted with your
Herzegovina was not a very promising
looking dog. He had a pair of black,
beadlike eyes, tnat were set in sucu a
steady stare they never winked, but glared
through the tangled mass oi grizzly hair
that hung over them in a heavy fringe.
One of his ears had been run over by a
freight train or somethingand was broken
about amidships, the end hanging down
like a half-masted signal of distress. The
other ear stood up bold upright, like the
sample on a lightning-rod wagon. His
coat was an indescribable pepper and salt
color,and the dog appeared to have grown
gray from premature trouble. Every
time one of the family spoke to him he
started and sidled under chair or sofa
with an Agility that could only come from
long experience, and, when Mr. Snnmer
- beck stooped down to pat his head, the
cautious creature gave a howl that made
the windows rattle, and ran under the
"Xever mind," said Mr. Sommerbeck,
"never mind; he will learn to know us in
a lew days. He w ill learu to know us
Learn to know us. Know us.1'
AVhen the family retired that night the
dog was shut up in the cariiae shed, as
it was feared lie miht leel lonesome, ana
stray away from his new home. The last
lamp had been hardly put out, however,
when Mr. Sommerheck heard strange
noises in the yard. Somebody was prowl
ing around the barn. Mr. S minierbeck
groaned a3 he left his snug bed and leaned
out ox a windowr to listen and catch a ecu
ttnnial cold in his head. Evidently there
was somebodv or something out in the
bam, aud the master groaned, and dressed
and went down with his heart in his
mouth and a lantern in his hand to re
eonnoitre. He put his ear against the
crack of the door; he heard a rasping
noise, as of some one cramming things
iuto a bag. He opened the door, and the
fust filing he saw was a strip oi a buggy
cushion. Then he saw some fragments o
stuff that looked like the lining of his
buggy, and then his attention was attract
ed to a kind of geyser of curled hair, ant
he saw the faithful dog throwing his
whole soul into the work of disirins for
rats, where no rat ever was, in the buggy
cushions. The faithful dog had already
gnawed the whip in three pieces, chewed
the check reins and one of the traces up
into hard, moist-looking knots, anil tor
Mr. Sommerbeck's stable coat and horse
blanket into carpet rugs.
"One consolation," said Mr. Somnier
beck, '"it's evidence he's a powerful
Mr. Simmerbi-ck sat out in the coh
until he was chilled through, and held
the dog by the neck, wondering what to
do with him.
' Confinement is irksome to him, and
makes him restless maybe," said Mr
Sommerbeck, wondering if he couldiT
cet the buircrv fixed before Mrs. S. saw it
"I guess I'll tie him out."
So he tied him to the back fence with
a piece of the clothes line, and again
sought his downy couch. He had beeu
in bed about ten minutes when a hosvl of
most unearthly import smote the air, dy
ing away in a prolonged, shuddering gur
gle that lifted every hair off Mr. Sommer
beck's head, and emptied all the skriek
ing, fainting women in the house into
his room in one wailing, hysterical tor
rent. Agaiu and again the howl came
swelling up through the closed windows,
as though it wailed out of the very walls
of the house, and then would come a se
ries of choking, gurgling gasps and asth
matic groans that were too full of horror
to listen to, without shrieking. Mr. Som
merbeck could feel his hair trying to lift
itself out by the roots, and he tried to
shout for the police, but the sound of his
terror-stricken voice awed him into
"I will go down and see what it is," he
said, in a tone of forced calmness.
He dressed, and took the lantern and
revolver and went out. Guided by the
terrible sounds he came to where he had
tied the dog. No dog was visible, but
the rope that was stretched tight across
the top of the fence showed where he was.
The docile animal had jumped over the
fence, and the rope was just long enough
to let his hind legs touch the ground. As
long as he could stand the dog could
howl till he hushed the railroad whistles,
and when his weakening leg buckled
ami let him down the rope tightened and
shut off his wind in a series of chokes
and gasps and gunrles that were too
awful to think about. Mr. Sommerbeck
climbed painfully over the fence and tried
to lift the dog back into the yard, and
as lie pushed the howling animal over the
fence, it pawed the top of his bald head
until it looked like a map of the Servian
war. Mr. Sommerbeck wished the faith
ful dog at the Centt-nuial. Then it craw led
its hiud legs down the neck of his night
shirt, and braced its fore paws against the
fence, and pushed back, and walked all
over Mr. Sommerbeck s face, howling all
the time. 1 inally Mr. Sommerbeck
pushed him over and heard him drop with
a he:vy thump on the ground. Tnen he
tried to climb over himself. It was a
slow, painful task, for Mr. Sommerbeck
is not a light-weight, nor is so young as he
ouce was. last lie got one leer over
the top of the fence after many grunts,
ami witli a great groan of satislaction bal
anced himself ou top. His sudden ap
pearance scemea to nil the dog with ter
ror, and in a fladi, iust as Mr. Sommer
beck dropped ou the inside of the fence.
the faithful dog went up like a rocket and
snot out oi sight on the other, and re
commenced his hideous howls and gasps.
Mr. Sommerbeck felt as though he could
not groan deep enough as he prepared to
scale the dreadful fence. It was discour
aging work, but he got to the top at last,
lost bis balance, and went down on the
other side like a land slide, falling plump
on the faithful dog and killing it so quick
that the doomed animal never whined
protest. Mr. Sommerbeck limped slowly
down the alley, and up the street to the
front gate. He got into the house and
went to bed, and in response to the anx
ious inquiries of the women as to what
was the matter, he merely told them t
puu on the clothes line in the morning
and they would find out. Burlington
11 aw ke ye.
Sydney Smith's Humor.
Mr. James T. Fields delivered the
sixth and last lecture of his course at
Chickering Hall last evening upon "Syd
ney Smith." Upon his first visit to Lou
don, said the lecturer, his friends told
him he was unfortunate, and he none the
ess himseh believed he was unfortunate,
in not arriving in England while Sydney
Smith was still alive. It might naturally
enough be considered that Svdnev Smith
was better fitted by the nature of the
conditions which affected him to mouru
than to make merry. The remark of the
acrid old blue-stocking to the blind man
whom he caught laughing was put in his
case: " hat nirlit have vou to laurh.
sir? When the Lord sends you tribula
tion, why don't you tribulatcf" But
Smith chose to be merry, and he was
merry at the expense of many in high
places and in defiance of "those twu old
mummies, Custom and Prejudice," whom
le refused to honor, though they were
clothed in linen and embalmed in spices.
And the people listened to him, too, in
spite of prejudice, just as they had lis
tened to Ivnox, who, as Carljle "with a
snort of defi ince" said, was "the father
of Cromwell, and the people hoard him
with the marrow of their bones."
Sydney Smith was the enemy of cant.
One can imagine the smile with which
he took un an evangelical magazine of
his day and read upon its cover, "Wanted,
a vouu" man of 'serious character ' who
knows how to shave and cut hair. He
was a controversialist, but his pen was
always up m the side of risrht. We are
in uanxer ot lorirettinar tnat "imamy
was not ins only charm; he was the wit
tiest man of his time, but he was also
one of the best men of auy time. In an
age when drinking deep was considered
one of the evidences of a gentleman, lie
was always temperate." Au old Oxtord
professor told Mr. Fields that he was
debauched clergyman." "Debauched
by whatr' s.ud Mr. Field, "liy wit
and humor, sir," returned the professor
1 orty pounds was the precise sum that
Sydney Smith lost in his Pennsylvania
speculations, aud he never harbored any
malice agaiust anybody because of that
loss, although it did provoke a bitter
satire. The same man who wrote then
the famous question : "Who ever reads
au American uookf ' was the hrst t re
ceive Webster upon his visit to England
and Everett had no firmer friend than
Sydney Smith. "There goes Lord
Brougham s carriage, with a '13' outside
aud a wasp inside," Smith once remarked.
Brougham called him a "jack-pudding,"
and could never forget his outrageous
proposition that "it required a surgical
operation to get a joke well into the
headjof a Scotchman." But Brougham's
friend.-hip "was cold and clammy, and
was never worth having." Mr. Fields
saw him once in his old age on the coaat
of the Mediterranean, and he "resembled
a retired bull-dog on half pay."
Mr. Fields followed his subject through
his college course and accompanied him
on his journey to Wymar as tutor to
young Sir Michael Beach, aud also traced
him through his wooing when he put six
attenuated tea-spoons" into the hands of
the young lady with the generous utter
ance, "There, Kate, you lucky girl, I give
you all my fortune." Sir Michael Beach
the elder, however, settled 7o0 upon
Smith on his wedding day, which was an
appreciable supplement to the spoons.
He was thirty-hve years old w hen he went
into a ninth-story garret in Edinburgh in
company with Brougham and others aud
started the new magazine, the Edinburgh.
He had seven articles in the first num
ber. The magazine prospered, but he
did not in any great degree. As he re
marked to his prosperous brother, "You
have risen by your gravity, and I have
sunk by my levity." From Edinburgh,
Smith removed to London, where he
lived in Doughty street, Russell Square,
and obtained a pulpit in the Foundling
cVsyluin at a salary of 50 a year.
Leaving London he settled in the South
of England, where Charles Sumner
visited him in 1839, upon which occasion
he showed Mr. Sumner his "back
scratcher for beasts." assuriug him he
lad never had a gate broken since he
had invented it. Sumner placed him
above Macaulay and Mcintosh as a table
talker. He was not a man who reserved
his talk for stats occasions, but his
greatest luxury was to keep his wife
and children laughing three hours a day."
Mr. Fields related several of Sidney
Smith's anecdotes, and closed his lecture
with Chailes Dickens' proposition con
cerning him that "you couldn't very well
differ with him in anything without be
Wasiiixgtox axd Axdre. The English
historian, Chalmers, stated that Washing
ton ordered the gallows, ou which Major
Andre was hung in 17S0, to be built in
sight ot the prisoner. This accusation
aroused ths ire of the Americans who
flourished in the early part of the cen
tury. No one was angrier than John
1 mtard, and he did everything that could
be done to correct the mistake. One
day, sitting iu his office, a venerable per
sonage called upon him, and as usual the
conversation turned ou Andre.
" hat 1" said Pintard, "do vou know
anything about that execution?-'
'I do, for I was one of the iruards who
kept watch on him while in prison, and
who marched alongside him to the fliir
"Well, what did vou do! Tell me." ex
"We took him from the house
he was kept, and marched along the road
until we turned into a lane, when
Andre shrank back, and w ith a shudder
said: 'Is that to bei' The gallows could
oe seen, ana was seen by Andre for
the first time from the turu in the lane "
"Of course Chalmers lied." said Pin
tard, "Everybody knows that Washing
ton did not answer Andre's letter askinn
that he mijht be shot, and now pvt-rL
body knows that Andre was not in sio-ht
of the building of his gallows." Record
of the Year for January.
Defending One's Cotton. Among
the volunteers w ho joined Jackson's army
to defend New Orleans was a merchaut
of that city named Nolte. His patriot
ism had its limitations; he was willing
to risk his life, but not his property, fJr
the defence of the city. It was decided
to use cotton bales as entrenchments, and
a quantity belonging to Nolte was first
taken from a vessel in the stream. Mr
Nolte soon recognized, from the marks
on the bales, his property. He com
plained to one of Jackson's aid-de-camps
declaring it to be an outrage to takR uu
cotton, which was of the best quality and
already shipped, when there was plenty of
c luutu Liicapcr son to
be had on the
ergennes, Vermont, the oldest city
in New Euglaud, is called the smallest
city in the world, its area being less than
two square miles.
The funeral of Commodore Vanderbilt
took place at New York on Suuday. The
weather was extremely inclement, out
notwithstanding which a large number
of persons called at the house prior to
the removal ol the remains to me unurcn
of the Stranger, where the fuueral ser
vices were held. The remains, which
were encased in a metallic cask, w ere laid
in the large hall and viewed by friends,
visitors and a deputation of two hundred
aud fifty of the attaches of the New York
Central and Hudson Kiver Railroad.
The floral offerings were ot most simple
character, and all attempts at display
A larye crowd watched the removal of
the remains from the house to the church.
They were carried on a bier by six men,
oDe hundred and fifty men keeping the
street clear. Among the principal vis
itors during the morning were Daniel
Drew Peter Cooper, Thurlow Weed, Au
gustus Scliell, IIjv. John Hall, Marshal
O. 11 be;ti, Cyrus W. Field, Governor
MorgaD, Samuel Ward, and Cliauncey M.
The procession from the house to the
church was on foot, aud headed by Ujvs.
Drs. Deems aud Hutton, Drs. Lenseley
and Elliot, together with D:s. Fiiut and
Vauburen. The casket was followed by
Mr. W. II. Yauderbilt and Mrs. C. Van
derbilt, Mr. J. C. Vanderbilt and Mrs
W. II. Vanderbilt, Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Cross, and a large number of relatives of
the deceased. The Church of the Stranger
was heavily draped with black cloth.
Admission was by ticket, and every seat
was o ccupied, the pews in the center be
ing reserved for the family and near
frieuds. The casket was borne into the
church by twelve men, preceded by liv.
Dr. Djems, reci'ing the Episcopal ser
vice. It was placed ou a catafalque out
side the church, the only flowers on it
being a small cross of tube roses.
The Commodore's pew was draped in
mourning, and remained unoccupied.
The organ played a dirgo as the proces
sion moved up the aisle. Alter the ser
vice was read, the hymns "Sweet Hour
of Prayer," and "There is Rest for ths
Weary," were sung by the choir. These
were tvo of the Commodore's favorite
hymns, and Dr. Deems said he had often
seen tears roll down the cheeks of "our
friend," while listening to the latter. Dr.
Deems prayed long and fervently. After
the prayer he iniJu a biief aud touching
At the conclusion of tins services, the
c-isket was placed iu the hearse and the
funeral procession started for S:atjn Is
land Ferry. An immense crowd was
collected around the church when the
cortege set out. There were over one
hundred carriages hired for the frieuds
and the employees of thedeceased, in ad
dition to which numerous private car
riages aud sleighs joined the procession
as it moved slowly down Broadway.
Three ferry boats took about sixty car
riages on board, ami the rest were left
At 2 o'clock the carriages were landed
at Vanderbilt Landing, the procession
was re-formed and set out for the old
Moravian Church at New Dorp. The
church was unable to contain a tithe of
those who came in carriages aud the
crowds of Stateu Islanders who had as
sembled. There were no emblems of
mourning in the church, on the contrary,
it still wore its Christmas decorations.
The coffin having been borne up the aisle,
a prayer was delivered by the pastor,
liev. W . 11. ogler, atter which Di
Deems read the conclusion of the Episco-
dal Church burial services. 1 he corhn
lid was then removed, and all were per
mitted to take a last look at the face of
the dead Commodore. The remains were
then carried to the Vanderbilt vault, ad
joining, the clergymen and physicians
heading the procession. Next came the
colliu, then Wm. H. Vanderbilt and la ly,
Jacob Vanderbilt, brother of the de
ceased, and the widow and other mem
bers of the family, and lastly the frieuds
and employees. The colliu was enclosed
in a strong oaken chest and lowered to
the place prepared for it. The monument
is about thirty feet high, of granite, with
a marble statue of Grief. In front is the
simple inscription: "Vanderbilt."
By a post-mortem examination of the
body of Commodore Vanderbilt, it was
found that the immediate cause of his
death had been ulceration, resulting in a
peiforatiou of the colon or large intes
tine. The perforation, the doctor con
sidered, could not have exi.ted more thau
a day or two before death, but the ulcera
tion which caused it might have been
going on for three weeks. Besides this,
there was a chronic inflammation of the
bladder, which gave rise to the intense
pains that the Commodore endured at in
tervals, and to prolapsus ani. Both the
lungs, the heart, the kidneys and liver
we e found to be more or less affected by
disease or unhealthy action, but not suffi
ciently so to cause death. The perfora
tion of the intestines which caused the
death of the Commodore seems to have
been a somewhat unexpected develop
ment of his disease. Toledo Blade.
IvEEriNO Up Discipline. The old-
time teachers had great faith iu authority.
Tiiey exacted implicit obedience from
scholars, and marks of outward respect
which are now unknown. They thought
it impossible to secure diliirence iu
study, unless the pupils so reverenced
their teachers as almost to fear them. A
good story is told of the famous Dr.
Busby, w hich illustrates this feeling.
The King of England, Chailes II., paid
a visit to his school. The teacher re
ceived the monarch with grave dignity,
and was evidently impressed by the high
honor conferred on the school. But he
did not uncover his head, and one of the
royal attendants suggested that he should
remove his cap.
The master replied, with a stately
courtesy, "May it please your Majesty, if
these boys should believe that there is a
greater man than I in all England, they
would cease to obey nie."
The good-natured King accepted the
apology, feeling that the teacher was
right in magnifying his office.
Colma.it was once out dining where
the only lady in -the company was the
Dowager Lady Cork. Puns were the
staple of the conversation.
"Mr. Colman," said Lady Cork, "you
are so agreeable that you shall drink a
glass of champagne with me."
"our ladyship's wishes are laws to
me," returned Colman, "but really cham
hagne does not agree w ith me."
Whereupon Jekyll, who was present,
called out :
"Faith, Colman, you seem more at
tached to the cork than to the bottle."
There are about 2,600 breweries in
the United States, and their annual pro
duction is 283,000,000 gallons. Some
species of oats are coming into use for
the manufacture of beer on account of
the scarcity of barley.
Mining Stock Convulsions.
For some time past the atmosphere which
envelops the mining stock market has been
thick, murky, and -pestilential, by reason of
the doubt?, fears, bickerings, accusations and
counter accusations, rin, cliques, and des
perate combinations, with w hich it has been
corrupted; and we shall endeavor to pierce
the gloom and let in a little pure air and
light. From the date of discovery of vast
aud rich ore bodies in the Com stock lode
prices have advanced and receded, and, in
numerous cases, in accordance with develop
ments in the mines. Panics and serious de
presHlons in stocks have, however, occurred
without satisfactory reason. It will be re
membered that January 13th was one of the
darkest days ever known in the market. Its
approach had been heralded by constant de
pressions and downward tendencies for a
week preceding, and at the date .specified Uie
ulininatinjr point was readied, producing
something very near a panic. It is a well
known altrihute of human nature, as a rule,
to throw the onus of misfortune upon the
shoulders of some one else, and especially is
this true of those w hose dishonorable prac
tices have procured allliction, but seek to
shelter themselves by accusing others. It is
also undeniable that the prosperous are gen
erally objects of envy and malevolent feeling
to the unprosperous, aud we have been in
no wise surprised at the malignant tone and
character of the charges that have been
hurled at Messrs. Flood, O'Brien, Mackey, and
Fair, the envied controllers of the "bonanza
mines." But, without dwelling upon that
signillleant fact, we are of opinion that a nat
ural solution can be reached without dilli
oiilty, by simply comparing tho-alterat ions in
the pric.es of a number of mining stocks dur
ing July last, when very serious depressions
occurred, and those ruling in January, cul
minating on the loth. We ani'ex a short
Jan. 13. 1S77
Vt How Jacket
Attention is directed to the exceeding dis
crepancies m prices of tne above stated
stocks, and we now turn to a consideration
of those which took place in the bonanza
stocks during the same period. In July,
Caulornia sold at Job per share, and since
then has paid dividends to the amount of 12
per share, while its selling price on the I3iu
of January was $4 per share. Con. Virginia
sold in July at 4" per share, and on the loth
of January at $';" per share, having in the
meantime uisuurseu inviuenus oi siu per
share. Furthermore, we state, right here
that keitnty-tioo per crnt. of the gross yield of
those two mines have been paid to the stock
holders under the management of Messrs
rioou, kj mien, .uacjioy, anu fair, wniie u:e
very best managed among the other mines
of the ComstocK lode have never paid more
than fifty per cent, of the gross yields to the
shareholders. Had not the bonanza tirm re
cently sustained t lie market prices would
have real lied a far lower depth than they did,
and tlos we assert positively, it lias become
(Uite apparent that the raid recently inaugu
rateu upon bonanza stocks is the work of i
combination or "ring," backed up,'accordin;
to report, nv a iinui oi ti,ooo,uoo, and it is
beyond question that w hat is known as th
"borrowing process," or the duplicate use of
stocks, has been carried to greater extremes
than ever, thereby placing stocks actually
owned uy panic, oilier man brokers, yel
connded lo oroKers lor negotiation, in the
most jeopardous and precarious position. We
learn that quite a number of brokers have
been warned, by au authoritative source, to
desist irom such questionable operations.
giving a limited tune to heed the warning,
Alter a cool, dispassionate surveyor the facts
we express our conviction that grave injus
lice lias tiecn done to parties who are not
only blameless, but praiseworthy, for the
general course of their management, and the
promptitude with which they have acted to
put a quietus to unscrupulous practices
which endanger the interests oi a large
number of stockholders. S. F. Commercial
Something About Gloves.
No person, man or woman, boy or irl
wiiciiier rieii or poor, but lias sometimes oc
casion to make use of a pair of gloves. The
firm of Mills Leak, at 15 Sutter street,
one of the leading manufacturing firms of
buck ami goatskin gloves, gauntlets and mit
tens in America. 1 heir skill and enterprise
in Luis particular orancn I business have
given a powerful impetus to home manufac
tures. Of all the many novelties they have
introduced attention should be particularly
directed to the Adirondack glove. It is made
of genuine buckskin, but dressed in a pecul
iar manner, which has been but recently dis
covered, after numberless experiments and
trials. The leather is now made thoroughly
waterproof, (real improvements have also
beeu made in their goat gloves, and practical
and experienced leather dressers do not
hesitate to pronounce them far superior to
any of the so-called goat gloves in this mar
ket. The reason of this is that the tirm have,
in a manner known only to themselves, in
troduced a new chemical operation in the
dressing of the leather. Strolling through
the large salesroom of Mills ii Leak, the
visitor is astonished at the vast quantity of
gloves meeting his eyes on every side, and
yet the supply is totally inadequate to meet
their rapidly-increasing trade. In (llovors
ville, New York, they run au immense fac
tory, and here is turned out every style of
ladies', children's, men's and boy's kid, castor
and cloth gloves. Iu this way tliey are en
abled to sell the Eastern-made gloves much
cheaper than wholesale houses who purchase
from manufactories. To this fact ought the
attention of the public to be specially di
rected, that all goods manufactured by Mills
ta Leak are cut from the latest improved
patterns. Purchasers can have their orders
tilled with reference to any size, to any
amount, or as to whatever quality they pre
fer. In recognition of their e-trenuous ef
forts to meet the requirements of the trade,
it is but right to say that the firm of Mills A:
Leak are justly entitled to the patronage and
consideration of every merchant upon the
Pacific Coast. S. F. Chronicle.
Buy the Best,
And to know which is the best sewing ma
chine is sometimes a really ditlieult question
to decide. Every lady thinks that her par
ticular machine is the very best ; and every
"agent" would be astonished aud indignant
if any one 6hould presume to doubt the su
periority of his machine over every competi
tor. There are many most excellent ma
chines we are aquaiuted w ith the most of
them in use upon this coast, and are willing
to concede lo each its respective merits, but
we must admit the superiority of the New
American over all others. The fact that it
won the highest prize at the Centennial, and
what is more siguiflieant, is winning golden
opinions from all who use it, is commenda
tion of more weight than any words of ours.
Those of our readers who are in need of a
machine will, we believe, consult their own
interests by seeing the New American before
purchasing. When you have seen it, we are
sure you will "buy the best."
Hatch's Universal Cocgii Syrup has
been in use 15 years, and has always been
warranted to cure, and is now sold by over
0,000 druggists, who say they seldom have a
bottle returned. Many of the best physicians
iu the country prescribe it as the best remedy
for coughs, colds and croup withiu their
knowledge. Pleasant to take, sure to cure,
nnd should be sold by all druggists. It should
be iu every family, especially those with
croupy children. Try it aud you will always
keep it. Two sizes 50 cents and il.00. Put
up by D. W. Hatch lt Co., Jameston, N. 1.
Visitohs to San Francisco in need of den
tal work can not do better thau to call upon
Dr. Mortlew, 12 Sutter street. The Doctor
is an accomplished and courteous gentleman,
thoroughly posted in all of the modem im
provements in his art, and charges less than
any first class dentist in the city. He has
won hosts of friends in his ten years prac
tice, and is continually adding to the number.
Peerless Yeast Powder.
Tky it. For sale in quarter, one, two, five,
ten aud twenty pound packages by all gro
cers. B. F. Baktox & Co., manufacturers,
211 and 213 Sacramento street, San Francisco.
Cure for Sore Throat. Rub the throat
with Trapper's Indian Oil until red; then bind
ou flannel until saturated with it, and in the
morning it is gone.
The Rogers Upright Piano.
short time ago, we gave our readers an
explanation of the new principle of making
the tuning apparatus of this important in
vention, by which it is a perfect impossibility
tor a piano, to get out of tune from the ef
fects of dampness, or to be injured bv biiv
extremes of hot or cold weather. We ex
plained how the ordinary instruments in
f.ict.how all Pianos as heretofore constructed,
depend upon the strength and excellence of
their cabinet work for their endurance of
this trying climate, and we showed how, in
the Rogers Piano, this question of durability
is no longer problematical, but sure beyond
qu6tion, because all the strain of the strings
bears, not on w ood, but on solid iron. An
other point is equally noteworthy. In all
other pianos what is called the "action" con
sists of over thirty dilFercnt pieces, making a
complicated affair that is constantly giving
trouble ny getting disarranged. llns "ac
tion" is always fastened to four or more
wooden action-rail., which are attached to
the outside case, so that here airain, as with
tne tuning-pins and pin-block, the strength
find linnness of the whole machinery of the
ordinary piano depends entirely on the cabi
net work, in tne "Kogers," on the contrary,
the action is reduced to six parts, and all the
Hammer and damper pivots are bushed in
iron bearings, attached to an iron action rail.
which is bolted to the solid iron frame, so
that any "giving" or warping is impossible,
and the whole fabric stands as tirm as the
everlasting hills. An old piano-tuner said to
us the other day: "If these Rogers Pianos
come iuto general use our occupation is
gone, for I don't see how fifty years constant
playing will have any effect on them." The
only agents for these Pianos in the West are
.Messrs. Ulackmar i'c Davis, ban t rancisco.
A Wonder-Working Remedy.
Xo remedial agent has ever been offered
to the sick and debilitated at all comparable
to Hostetter's Stomach hitters, in cases of re
mittent and intermittent fevers, constipation,
nervous ailments, rheumatism and disorders
involving constitutional weakness or pbysi-
cal decay. It literally "works wonders." The
botanic ingredients which its spirituous basis
holds in solution, act like a charm upon the
stomach, and through'the stomach upon the
brain, Jiver, bowels and nervous system.
There is nothing in ils composition that is
not salubrious. It contains some of the most
potent tonics of the vegetable kingdom and
the juices of the best aperient and anti-bilious
roots and herbs, combined with a perfectly
pure stimulating element. The Bitters are
peculiarly adapted to those engaged iu ex
hausting or unhealthy occupations, as by its
use strength is sustained and the ability ol
the system to resist atmospheric and other
influences prejudicial to health largely in
creased. Land Owners Without Patents
Should enclose ?2 with their receipts to Col.
Ij. iiuigiiam v Co., Attorneys for Claims, &c.
Washington, D. C, and receive their Land
Cancer, cam be Cuueo. Dr. Bojsd, ot
Philadelphia, announces his discovery for
tiie radical cure of Cancer. So Knife! JVrt
rain! Xo Caustic! Remedies with full direc
tions sent au3 where. Pamphlets and particu
lars sent fru. Address with etamn. Dr. II
T. JJoxi.S5U North Proad St.. Philadelphia, Pa.
A i'kkma.ve.vt and reliable remedy for
Briglu's disease, gravel, diabetes, non-reten
tion or incontinence, and all diseases of the
kidneys and bladder, is Kearney's Extract
Buciiu. Take no other. Sold by druggists
OliSfcl'S PA LACK OK AKT, 41? MUKTUUMKKl
at., s,an r rnucisco.
V'fflo I'tr UB- Send lor ChroiiiO CalaloKUe.
JlU fr 0J J- H. Hukkobd's Sons. Boston Mass.
r (T I) II per aay al liuiue. sai:iple worth 1 fre
(DUwZiU STIH80N Co.. rortiauu. Maine.
cc. ii. v. MiiiutK's iiAiit ntwuic
er. IOH Market btreel, San Francisco.
i tf y 11 l for Jlrculr. j
HhlNTIIl, 4'Altl. or 3. AKKOIIT.
ed snownaKe, h.iniKHei. etc., witn your iiaint
printed on tliem lor zu els. A jtnlx 11 an led.
samples ror stamp. !o postals answered.
I. r . 4 Ol.r: V, Uwx.-kton. Mass.
IMVAI.II l'MMIO!l( KKA.iEI) MX
V. The enactment of recent law.
IJIKIUCA.X and FOHKKiV PATKXTS
How to obtain tliem. Address Gin'i L. Bingham 4
Co., Attorneys lor Claims and Advocates in Patent
and Land 1 it le Cases, vt aslilntrton, 11. C.
to kk iuri: .vav i
the next fi months ly the publisher
oi ine i . l. r. i-. I. m
JOI It.V AL! tor lull information
write IMMEDIATELY to WALtOll & HUME CO.
I'CBLISIIKKS, Sr. Louis. MO.
.-ir.,!;i. J . TAL Koo.MS, Kearny St.,
I 4 I. B.' I 'M IIL'V
near Hush. Ether or Chloropok'
" -J administered. A lady ansutant in at
ployed to oerale.
4 WAKHKIl TO PALMKK'S KIXtB TOOLS, by th
Institute lair. 1175. Manufactory.
hctwwn 4th and 5th. San Kranelseo.
ITfATIOX A S TEACH EH OH TUTOR BY A
Classical scholar. Address
J. IMV.M.KV, n Francisco.
WANTED ror the most
popular selling BOOKS
puDiisnud. Address, lor
full particulars. A.
I1A liOKT o..
1 Markkt St.. S. V.
V A. tKHMANK, Solirifor of Patents, TYaHhinffton
m I). i No Patent No Iany. Snt1 for rc.nl ar.
FOR SALE !
VHAI.F INTEREST IN A W E LL-KST A Bl.IS H ED
business, on Saiisoine street, ban Francisco. Cal
Parties desirous of entering into a nrst-class business
are invited to investigate. A'o Auent veeil apply.
Address M.. V. O. Box 271. S. F.. Cal.
Sit anil ( Krariiy St., Wan Franrlsro.
Wl SO and s OO FEU DAY.
H. C. FATKIDGE. - - - lROlBI KTOB.
Two "oiioonl Conrlirs, with the name of the
Hotel on, will always be iu waiting at the landing to
convey passengers lo the Hotel free. 5""Be sure you
get iuto the right Coach; if you do not. they will
MONTOOMEUV AVENUE AND KEARNY ST.,
Shii Kriineisco. A new and commodious four
story Hotel, with 17. nrst-clstss light rooms, elegant
ly furnished, and a tt en m rlrvnl or. Free Coach
and Carriages lo the House from all points. Charges,
!-4. pur day.
.1 (!!' KKI.I.V, Jr., nanag;rr.
(I'urJC ji'ars Vrnjirlctoi- of the llltOOK-
I. 11 1 r.l,.
i iv :
AI.BEKT K. BUIiBASK. Im
porter ami Breeder of Fancy
4 Fowls, l'lgcous. Kahhits, Dogs,
etc. Also Eggs lor hatching irom
the finest of imported t-k.
Eggs and Fowls at reduced
AI.KK.RT K. ltl KHATSIi,
4: and 4 i i. al. Market. S. F.
Enclose Stamp for l'rice List.
I'Un-e "tale where ? '" Adrertinemen 1. 1
DIVIPEVD NOTICE. NO. 4.-COLLATERAL
L. an ami Savings Bank corner .Post and - Kearny
sts The regular monthly dividend ol Z per cent
for I'e.eiiiber is declared pay aide January 5Ui, to
stockholders of record 'AltTERt Sec'y.
DIVIDEND NOTICE. NO. 5. OI.LATERAl
I . : n an.l Saving" Bank, corner Post and Kearny
extra divi.iend of S per cent, for the six
months end ng December 31st has been declared pay
g JanuaVy 5th. to M!
SAN FRANCISCO SAYINGS UNION.
532 California. St., cor. Webb.
-pon THE HALF YEAR ENDING WITH DECEM-
ber 31, 1876, a dividend has been declared at the
rate of Nine (9) per cent, per annum on Term De
posits, and Seven and One-Half (7H) per cent, on
Ordinary Deposits, free of Federal tax, payable on
and after 15th January, 1S7.
LOVFLL WHITE. Cashier.
SAN JOSE, CAL.
rPHE ATTENTION OF XUI'.SEIiYMEV AND
L Planters is invited to my large stock of KRt'IT
TKKK of the very best varieties for Market. Ship
ping and Drying. Also. Grapevines. Currants, Goose
berr es, Blae lcrnef. and Raspberries; Shade Trees
Evergreens and Shrubs; Green House Plants, Bedding
Plants, etc. tifSend lor a Catalogue.
JOHX ROCK, Man Jow.
1 RILLING TEETH A SPECIALTY GOLD, SILVER
. and Bone Fillings warranted. Beautiful Seta of
Teeth for lo and upward. Laughing Gaa adminis
tered. Ten years constant practice. Office. 120 Gut
ter street, above Montgomery, San Franeisco. (Thka
the Elevator;. DR. MORFFEW, Dentist.
a per (rallon.
T. W. JACKSON. San Frsn
clseo. Sole Agent for Califor
nia and Nevada.
C. & P. H. TIRRELL & CO.,
IMrORTBBS AND MANCFAOTUXBRS OF
BOOTS AND SHOES,
WO. 41 Ct.1V HTKKKT,
Betwoen SAnsorr.e and Battery, SAN FRANCISUO
Mannfaornrera of Men's. Bys Yonth's. and CUli
dren's FINK CALK BOOTS.
Orders solicited and promptly filled. All size ne
qnalirios made at the lowest markrt prices.
jriease examine uie irijons ami ir-:s.
mU mll ru
rUMTS FOR ALL PURPOSES.
(VWhiii iviirriiiiiril to be Melf-
oveiitiiis or no Hale.
ron pipe laid and fitted. All work guaranteed.
Send for particulars. Address
ClIAS. HP. E3CO-.C3
11 Henle Strefl, FraneUfo,
umafj y;ire mattress
SOVKTIIIXM lTIKKLI .-..
SCPEKIOK TO ALU
FOR STRENGTH, LIGHTNE.S3 AND DURABILITY
u r a u vr aos c jj.
The only Mattress
THAT CAN BE TIGHTENED OK LOOSENED AT
... . . . . 1 f. (l.dnlar m n
warranted ror ore veaia. o.-ui v.... -.-. -
Price List to TRUMAfJ fe. CLARK. bole Agent.
Florence Oil Stove !
FOR COOKING AND HEATING.
8A311EL HILL, Agrnt,
19 Xew Montgomery t., Sax Francisco
S A HEATER FOR THE ROOM OF THE IN-
valid. I consider it superior to the stove or range
lliere being no gases thrown olf, thereby rendering
it less objectionable than any other 1 have ever
known. I can therefore recom mend it for general
use where moderate heat is needed.
VV. II. RICE, M. P.,
No. 4 Central Block. Oakland
WHITNEY & HOLMES
VKir AXIS ELKUAJT KTVLKN, with
j. Valuable Improvements: New and lieautiful
Solo Stops. Orgni.ists and .Musicians everywhere in
dorse these Organs and recommend them as Strictly
Firxt-cltH in Tone, Mechanism and Durability. "War
ranted Five Years. Send for Price Lis:s.
WHITNEY & HOLMES ORGAN C".. Qtiincy. lit
.TOIIX Nl'LLIVAX, N. E. cor. Bat
tery and Jackson bts., San Francisco,
otfers to make to order the best French
Calf Leather BOOTS at from S to Cal
ifornia Leather Boots. French Call
Oxford Ties. 1 : California, ts.50. Boys'
and Children's Boots and Shoes made to
order. Persons in the country ordering Boots and
Shoes to the amount of $12 or more will be allowed e
reduction of four per cent., to make the express
charges light. I sell Boots and Shoes of MY OWN
MANUFACTURE ONLY. Boots and Shoes sent
C.O.I). Positively one price.
CAM BE TREATED
At the home of the pattern
Without the use of the
OITE OR CAUSTICS
and without pain. Addresi
Dr. A. H. BROWN.
NEW HAT EX, CONN.
Correspondence from physicians also solicited.
PUIVATK CtVKK, in quart and pints.
KIIIKLIk, in quarts and pints.
PKKIIIEIIE l(l'AI.ITK, in quarts and pints.
For sale by
HELLMAHH BROTHERS & CO.
SOLE AltENTS. SAN FRANCISCO.
Q 1 ) a day at home.
Asents wanted. Outfit and
'J 1 J terms free
TltT'E A CO.. Anzusta. Maine.
Merchant's Gargling Oil!
A Liniment for Man and Beast.
mcnt, nnd worthy or use i by every resident in
article now n?ed in the ITnltea States which
" vv neiner ior use on mau or ueni. juetvaant
ijree than thi?. 1 ellow wrapper for animal and white for human flesh." JV Y Independent
Extract from a letter from Cr. II. Simmonds, Cnionvllle, la.. July 24. 1873 " I am sellincr mnrJ
Rirlin(T()iltlmn all thx lnlmila nnt ai ?"L3' '.0i . ,A. ?.m 8eu'?S morj
thin kit 1 3th e bes t remed v for horse flaa h in ex
! Extract rrom a letter rrom Shoemaker i Co..
popular horse liniment In this country."
x-xirnci irom a letter irom Ueo. A. Snell,
Imore or your Gar-ling Oil than of all other
Sand cattle with Rood effect when others have
8 .extract irom a letter from nrt.,l,. . n.. : erer useu or oiu.
.more of your GaUO n J h, 1ST3.-" We sel
Merchant's Garerlinsr Oil
'mmmiT.ir..'.i.1" lorsomo years,
i vm"vs iiiUliJCllL 11)1 ii mnn nna r a :
derert it nhioMm.kl. n-L.
I " vr irlilTVPF tnat h-?9 ever been
here thai forerlyr-ii l? ie, h.v5 taS'men7w Yo Oil Is doing much better
withont eta!n, are. mnch sonjrht for '' become known; and the bottles put up lor family use,
DriWAH.Ii,nAitr i . .... . , vii,
sjr iiio vrarfritn un called " Vrr.;w rv:i
I.tain and discolor the skin, kUoT m.n"11 in.1e " wel1 i0T hnPan fles.h' ll
Merchant's Gargling Oil
when such VreS fs ind atA Sl?1411 and " can be taken internally
For Cramps or Bpasma ot theom.i9 .P?,0 u utnte f?r P killers, cordials and anodynes.
fifteen to iwentydros on n ?C. Coc'--!8thma' .or Intel Pain, the dose may be from
lr..i. 17 L' UP? U Snirar, or mixed with svrnn In nnv r j -i
vuree to six nours. Yellow wrapper
rMncWANT'S GARCMivn nir
loiaonsaca lb.i.1. IjLTtrn , Si T.
VERDICT ALWAYS FOR THE
The Centennial Gold Medal & Diploma, 1876.
n . . i t n-r c
me bcott Meaai, 1013.
The Franklin Institute Medal, - - 1874.
Tle Iteport or tlie 4nlennlal C'on-
mismloit aj: "Tlte I i awaru-a
OKAXI1 COI.II JIHIMI, OF IIOXOIC
and DIPLOMA OP M F.ItIT for excHImt
liiateilal anrt construction, adapted 10
tlie jfrcatcst ransr or work."
TE CLAIM SALES UXPBECRDEM fcl AM
' utiai'ii'iinn t:lVF.IlSAL 111 its construct! n
it differs from ALL others, and is equaled by noi e.
san EARNEST of what is here claimed, the Mhi.si-4-........-..K
-II A I I WfiV. ull itlir lor ft friendlv ro-
test. cither for amusement or a more s-fRSTA N'TI A I.
CONSIDERATION. The ramiiy aiacuiue is
rumiinif and easily compreher ded : has an invenh-iis
device "to take ui" lost motion or war, which Ui a
r-.:.. : t f f A vi lit litir !i ft
maciiiiiisi, is jiosii.tc i'ioi' mwi ..1.1... j . " '
pleased to refer to machines in manufacturing estab
lishments here, where they have been in constant ir-u
fj.r noarlv thrpo v.irs to verifv t he above. Has re
ceived more medals and complimentary testimonial
hn any other in the same iencin 01 nine.
ISfWe invite the especial attention ot manufactur
ers to our new Xo. 1 just out.
Agenis Wanted in all Uuoccupied Territory
General Ajrent for Pacific Coast,
ISO POST STREET, - - - SAX FRANCISCO.
60.000 FOREST TREES
FOB SALJt CO.NSISTIXG OF
Australian Gum Trees 'Eucalyptus
Monterey Pines and Cypress, etce
The undersitrned, having earnestly engaged in the
alHive business, will strive lo merit and receive a lair
share of the trade. Prices lor all kinds low f. rcash. A
liberal discount made for lar,e-irders. ror iurt:er
information address tit'.lt. '. KAXTEli,
Nov., 1S75. HAYWARTlS. alamkia o.. i a i..
OCR HOME PHCTTLE SEWING MACHINK
was awarded the first and hit-best prize and di
ploma at the Exposition in Philadelphia, and any
company claiming to hav received any higher lidiii.it
does so to deceive the public. We sell "the bestrewing
machine for the least money." and challenge compe
tition. Every machine is furnished wi:ii the cele
brated Hall treadle (a (12 attachment ), without extra '
cost, ami warranted for nve y. ars. Country agents
ami city c invassers wanted. Call and examine be
fore purchasing elsewhere.
JOHNSON, CLARK & CO.,
IT 3iev Montgomery St., Kan Francisco
Factories Orange, Mass
Wheat Has Advanced !
PUMPS ARE LOWER.
PUPS. PUMPS; PUMPS,
Hand. Ilonxe, Garden. Farm. Field, for
Ieep Wei In. or Kliallow Well.
Force Pumps of Every Description,
Brass Cylinders, Ircn Cylinders, .
PITCHER SPOUT PUMPS, CISTERN PDKPS 0
WHOLESALE AW RETAIL.
Trade discounts firm on application.
The Trade invited tcall. or write lor prices.
money, study economy, uy writing to
CHAS. P. HOAG,
IIS Beale Street, near Howard. San Frascisro
Gfnrrsl Agrnt Follpwe Windmill.
Improved Quartz Mill
QUARTZ MINING REVOLUTIONIZED
LIGHT, CHEAP and POWERFUL MILL at one
half the cost of the usual style. Send for Circa
iar and Price List to
Care of K. A. II nnt 1 ngt on,
14S and 145 Fremont Ht.,
Kan Franrlwo. Cal.
P. N. P. C.
EALD'S B3 USINESS 0LLEGE
' Pupils edwated I
, thorough It and
call at t'olK-ja
f urrrasfu I c- '
I araclicalir IQT a
rver ia lit.
the land. We know or no proprietary medicine orl
shsroa th .rJ r v,. 1 . . j t
h i . n to n n ( i i i i i fAnn tnv.i.vi. r i.t
; at on ri l HT.w I . i-vTII 'n . .
.v - n' - v, j " wuuout ioar oi successful
Bloomlngton, Ind.. Sept 17th 1873 " It 1 thJ
"" "-t i".- xtm, ao.o. n is o.ei
Braman's Corners V Y An qth iq cxrti
ini7. kJ Iv. l5 1 sol'Sl
failed ' " " ustu oa norsef
n n -ParVin i
preparing the Oil fre from Qtf t k na .E
. . ' - vr w - v o
me COlOnnff Ingredient which h horetofr.ro roti-R
manufactured. " "
aunoutrn nron.rort intAntinn.ii a
"j - fc' - "T wrapper ior animal ana wane ior BU
as an Internal Eemedy.
for animal and whit y.r,.. '
i th sr.r..,1 n. ., .
.A. V. XV "n""' oi lue uniiea Dimes.
JflUN Ilisnrtvi o -r
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,