*** Source: History and Business Directory of Humboldt County, Lillie E. Hamm, November 1890, Eureka, Cal. *** ---page 223--- [ad] Pianos and Organs LATEST ASSORTMENT SHEET MUSIC J. E. Mathews [ad] HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 223 MEL. CRISTIE Probably no man of Humboldt county has a wider range of acquaintance or enjoys a larger circle of friends than the subject of this sketch. Mr. Cristie, or as he is more familiarly known, Mel.; has by strict attention to business, and employing only skilled assistants, built up an independent and lucrative business. His patronage is liberal, and derived from the leading citizens and transient visitors. While many similar establishments are termed "Parlors," few are able to compete with Mel.'s "Hair Dressing and Shaving Parlors." Every appearance in these parlors denotes care and taste. The tables are well supplied with newspapers and periodicals for the comfort and enjoyment of visitors. The mirror reflects many a face of our fair sex, who throng this establishment to have their hair fashionably trimmed and artistically arranged. Mr. Cristie is an affable and courteous gentleman, with a genial and companionable disposition, liberal to a fault when the cause of charity requires it. Few men better deserve space in this local history than does our esteemed fellow-townsman, Mel. Cristie. [ad] Gibbard & Lever Do All Styles of Upholstering AND Repairing PIONEER BDG Cor. 3d & H St. [ad] ---end---