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EASTER SUNDAY CUSTOMS. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 6 April 1890
EASTER SUNDAY CUSTOMS. How the Day Is Observed in Some Countries of the Old World. Ia Some Chnrches Flowers Decorate the Altar, in Chhers Noi— The Colorinp of Eggs. Presentations to Children. N common with many other Christian observances the festival of Easter was derived from the worship of a pagan deity. The cod. dess to whom sacrifices were offered at this period of the year was Estera or Ostera, the jGoddess of Spring. By a strange and inexplicable association of ideas the mime became connected with the Christian celebra- tlnn of Easter, which takes place at the same time as the Jewish passover. It was not known In England until after the Saxon invasion. It was called "Dominica Oandli," or Sunday of Joy. It falls about the time of the vernal equinox, and is regulated by what is termed by astronomers the "mean moon," an imaginary orb which follows ttie real moon by two or three days. Constantino the Great was the fust to institute this feast in commentoraUon of the resurrection ...
COAST ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 6 April 1890
COAST ITEMS. Brief Soles From r ■•cili ■ Const States ami Territories* There are several cases of scarlet iover in San Bernardino. The Nevada State Journal wa3 sixteen years old on March 31st. . In the third quarter of this year Los Angeles City gets S7B.G7S ot the State school money. A Grass Valley Justice of the Peace fines Chinese only £10 for selling liquor to minors. The population of Portland, East Portland anil Albino, is set down at bO.iOO by a Dew directory. A steamer left Juneau, Alaska, on March 14!h, with a party of gold-miners bound fur tin Yukon Hirer. The Puget Sound boat companies have put up freights und passenger rates 30 per cent from April Ist. Owing to tho rapidly melting snows tho surface of Lake Tahoe is now thirty inches above the average level. While moving a Loose in Los Angeles last Tuesday Geoige Bradford received injuries that may prove fatal. Michael Kelley, a well-known stablekeeper of Sonora, Tv ilumne County, cuiumitted Buleide last Tuesday. A number...
THE SKEIN OF LEGISLATION. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 6 April 1890
THE SKEIN OF LEGISLATION. How It Is Unraveled in the House of Representatives. The Hew Member Daisd by th« Legislative Kaleidoscope— Amusing Scenes on the Floor. J^RIASIIINGTOX, March 30. 1890.---(l/l/lk r ' sltors wll ° watch the proceed&gt;M;i*?i &gt;»gs of the New York Stock Exchange from the galleries vainly try to catch an inkling of what is going on. They see brokers rushiug to and fro. shouting all at once, and shaking their forefingers at each other. Groups rusli hither and thither like boys over a school-yard and the racket is terrific. Visitors to the galleries of the House of Representatives frequently witr ness similar 6cenes. Vainly do they stretch their Decks to try to ascertain what is up. At times a score of members are on their feet, all seeking the eye of the Speaker. Some are asking unanimous conbeat to consider bills; others are making parliamentary inquiries, and some are shouting for the resular order. Legislative work is kaleidoscopic. The Hous...
TECHNICAL SOCIKTY. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 6 April 1890
TECHNICAL SOCIKTY. linslnes* Trf&gt;im&amp;ct«&lt;i at the Meeting; of til* Local Organization. - A meeting of the Technical Society of the Pacific Coast was held on Friday evening at their rooms, 4&lt;.&lt;B California street, John Richards presiding. Secretary Otto yon Geldon stated that he had received three applications for membership, and asked the members to ballot on the following names: J. G. Bole, A. E. Chodzko and P. M. Randall, who were duly elected as members ol the organization. The following resolutions from the American Society of Civil Engineers were read: Whereas, a new and higher dam 13 about to be constructed Immediately below tlie Bear Valley Dam of California, tlie boldest arch dam in the world, lv such a mi, Miner that said arch dam will be gradually relieved of strata by letilne In water below it, which r&gt;roces« may be repeated several nines If desired with but small waste of water; and whereas, these conditio...
110 WAH CHING ACQUITTED. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 6 April 1890
110 WAH CHING ACQUITTED. nil Third In .1 Brines a Verdict of Not Guilty of Murder. When the case of Ho Wall Ching was resumed on Friday morning Samuel M. Shortridge made the concluding argument for tho prisoner. During the afternoon Assistant District Attorney John A. Hosuier made the concluding argument for the people, and at 3:20 o'clock Judge Garber finished his charge. Alter being out a little over two hours the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. This was the third trial of Ho Wall Chins for the murder of Font; Hoy, who was ihupped to death with hatchets at the corner of Jackson aud Dupunt streets two years ago.
A LOST BILL OF SALE. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 6 April 1890
A LOST BILL OF SALE. A Suit Over tho ParelUHfl of n X s( mrnut Cuivii Ui.t-'!iv. The suit of Mrs. Elizabeth Brnnson against her sister, Mis. Louise Worthini:tou. to recover S-'uo balance due on the purchase price of a restaurant on Montgomery street, near Clay, was partially heard yesterday by Justice Murasky, and was continued to obtain the testimony of Jacob Ellis, who drew the bill of sale. The plaintiff claims that tha Dlaee was sold fur Jj'oO, S40() of which was to be cash and the rest puid in installments. The defendant asserts that S40;1 was to be the total purchase price. The bill of sale has been lost.
Page 12 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 6 April 1890
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Page 12 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 6 April 1890
____ _^^ DRY GOODS. CITY OF 181 PARIS I V A A JL \J JL ]^^^^Q[^^ A JLAAIJ.M ■ Outing, Yachting, Tennis. SCOTCH STRIPED TENNIS FLANNELS ........ - (yard) 25c SCOTCH STRIPED TENNIS FLANNELS ---- . - - - (yard) 35c SCOTCH STRIPED TENNIS FLANNELS -'- (yard) 45c SILK STRIPED CHALLIE FLANNELS - (yard) 75c SEASHORE AND COUNTRY. ORNAMENTED ORGANDIE SEASIDE FANS - - - (each) 50c and 40c CONFECTION MULL PAINTED PARIS FANS - - - (each) 75c and 60c SILK GAUZE ILLUMINATED FANS --- - - - - (each) - - SLOP ISatiirttl Wood Mounting*-** (Laurel, Violet, Ebony, Bird's-eye Willow, Elm, Sandal and Snake Wood). G. VEBDIER &amp; GO. VILLE BE PARSS. Southeast Corner Geary Street and Grunt Avenue, S. F. AST Goods delivered in Oakland. Alameda ana Berkeley, Express charge! ttee.^g Special Bargain Day Friday, April 1 !th. KOTTO— " Honest ana Reliable Goods Sold as Cheap or Cheaper than Any Other Horns in thB Cit/. " G. VEKDIEIt, Paris. A. FUSENOT, Sail Francisco. are SnM.i at __ OCEAN STEAMSHIPS. PAC...
TWELVE DROWNED. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 7 April 1890
TWELVE DROWNED. Result of a Mississippi Flood Casualty. Accident Caused by a Land-Slide on the Best Shore Road. I Banter Carried Over Niagara Falls. Sequel to the Newman Murder. Ihurman's Illness. Special by the California Associated Press. MExtruis, April 6.— Reports from the lower Mississippi indicate a rise more or less heavy. The river is falling rapidly at Cairo to-day, and it is expected to fall rapidly from now on. Intelligence from Arkansas City is to the effect that a party of armed men went down from the Bed Fork district and cut the levee at Boggy Bayou at Possum Forks, La., causing a dangerous crevasse. The guards on patrol were removed several days ago. The State authorities will try to close the gap. A party of negroes lately arrived in Louisiana' from North Carolina, got on an improvised raft to escape the overflow in the Bogue Yolaya, and, being unused to navigation, they ran against a stump and wrecked the raft. Twelve women and children were drowned.
THE RESCUED SAILORS. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 7 April 1890
THE RESCUED SAILORS. Thrilling Story of the Suffering of the Wrecked Marines. New .York, April 6.— The crew of the German bark Lydia Anna, whose rescue was reported in yesterday's dispatches, tell a thrilling story of their experiences. For ten days starvation stared them in the face. The only f cod available was watersoaked crackers. Bain fell incessantly while they were on Sandy Island and a hurricane prevailed, making It impossible to start a fire. As days passed some of the crew became desperate and threatened to commit suicide. The captain was ill with bronchial troubles, and to increase the hardship an ice floe blocked the passage to what remained of the wrecked vessel. Ou the ninth day every bit of food and the last drop of water was gone. At noon on the tenth day the Grade was sighted, saw their signals and rescued them. They will be sent home by the German Consul.
WILL STRIKE. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 7 April 1890
WILL STRIKE. The Carpenters of Chicago Decide to Quit Work To-D&amp;y. Chicago, April 6.— The question of a carpenters' strike is no longer a matter of doubt The strike will take place Monday morning, and building operations will prac-ti.-ailv be brought to a standstill thereby. The final order for a strike was promulgated at a meeting of the United Carpenters' Council at midnight. The meeting was attended by representatives of all the carpenters' unions in the city, including the United Brotherhood, Amalgamated Union, International Union and Knights of Labor, and the decision was arrived at unanimously. Three thousand to 4000 men will he directly affected by the strike, and there is every probability that it will be a bitterly contested fight from tbe very out-
FOUR KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 7 April 1890
FOUR KILLED. A Sheriff and ' Three Negroes Shot at Birmingham, Ala. Birmingham (Ala.), April 7.— City Marshal England of Irondale was fatally wounded and three negroes were killed last evening. Further trouble is expected. Warrants were issued against the negroes for larceny, and Marshal England, accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Fontenberry started to their cabin for the i urpose of making the arrffst The negroes saw the officers and ran. The officers called to the negroes, when Bait, one of the negroes, fired. England fell mortally wounded. Fontenberry returned the fire and killed three negroes. ' The killing was not political, but the causes leading to it were.
POISONED CORN. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 7 April 1890
POISONED CORN. Emms Starke. Newman's Domestic, Charged W th Murder. Chicago, April Emma Starke, the domestic that placed poison in a can of corn that caused the death of Mr. and Mrs. Newman, was arrested last night at the Park Theater, a low resort. She denied that her name was Starke, or that she had worked for the Newmans, but she was positively identified by young Newman and t • matron of the Anchorage Mission, who had sent her to Newman's. The girl told a number of improbable stories, and was locked up on a charge of murder. Mr. Newman's son has fully recovered, but the daughter is still low, and fears are entertained for her recovery.
OVER NIAGARA FALLS. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 7 April 1890
OVER NIAGARA FALLS. Supposed Fate of William A. Welch a WellKnown Hunter. La Salle (N. V.), April William A. Welch, well known as a Niagara River hunter, is believed to have been carried over Niagara Cataract. He has been missing a week. Sunday last he went hunting nm-k rats with a step-son. The two separated at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, when W-lch was rowing toward the Canadian shore. Soon after a hurricane arose, and th.re is little doubt that Welch, unable to make the shore or land on Goats island, went over the falls. One of the oars of bis boat has been picked up below the falls.
RAILROAD ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — San Francisco Call — 7 April 1890
RAILROAD ACCIDENT. An Engineer and Two Trainmen Buried in a Lind-S-lide. Trot, April 6.— A big land-slide occurred on the tracks of the West Shore Road at Diefendorf Hill and both tracks are blocked. The east-bound freight train ran into a mass of rock. Engineer Potter and three trainmen were buried in the slide. Two were rescued badiy injured and lue oilier will die. '