RUSSIAN NOVELIST HERE

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Nicholas Micholowsky, With a Party of Friends, Arrives on the Gaelic.

Nicholas Michorlowsky, the well known Russian novelist, is at the Palace. He arrived on a steamer Gaelic yesterday, accompanied by his friends, G. Hautot and G. Berhard. The party is making a tour of the world, and will return to Europe by the way of New York, first visiting all the principal cities of the United States. Mr. Michorlowsky, whose nom de plume is Gurine, is a resident of St. Petersburg. He is a distinguished looking gentleman, most approachable and possessed of charming manners. He does not speak English, but converses fluently in French. He has traveled extensively over China, and only recently in Korea, while gathering material for a novel, he was held up by bandits, and while he escaped, two of the guides who were with him were killed. The best known of Mr. Michorlowsky's works are: "L'Enfance de Cema," "Les Etudisnts" and "Recits de la Campaigne." The party will remain here for a few days to visit the various points of interest.

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No More Christmas Presents.

At the last meeting of the Master Bakers' Protective Association, held on Thursday, December 8, 1898, resolutions were adopted to discontinue the giving of any Christmas or New Year's presents to customers. The resolutions provide a fine of $50 for each violation.

The San Francisco Call, Saturday, December 17, 1898, p. 7.