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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN: WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 1895.
Hardware! BpR'DWARfi A large stock of Building Hardware, , Ranch Implements, Harness, DasH & Top Leather Edged Tools, Shears, Hay and Grain. . , Ezra: W. Thayer , Washington Street, Qpp. City Hall A CHINESE JOSS HOUSE. The Beautiful Temple of the Gods . in Los Angeles. Evan Knns, the God of War, and Hi! Exalted Position Among the Celes tial Deities Interesting Fea tures of the Worship. One of th,e finest Chinese temples in America is found in the city of Los An geles, the metropolis of southern Cali fornia. It was erected three years age and is the property of the Kung Chow company. The entrance of the build ing bears the Chinese inscription: "Pu rify thyself by fasting and self-denial.' On the first floor, says the New Yor': Herald, is the assembly room, or guild hall of the company, over the door oi which is a gilt inscription, reading: "Honesty is -the bond of association.' The proper place of worship is on the second floor, constantly guarded by an old giay-hairei Tao priest. On the veranda, over the door, is a red tablet, bearing the inscription: "Leet Shing Kung," or,vPantheon of the Holy Gods.r Worship offered at this temple is ac cepted by all the gods. On either side of the dooj are three red tablets, with gilt inscriptions. One chandelier and two lanterns of enormous size hang from the ceiling. In a corner stands the furnace where paper money and other sacrifices are burned. Entering the temple from the veranda we come to an isolated folded door, that is never opened except when the idol is earned forth in procession. Over the door hangs a magnificent monumental gateway piece of carved and gilded woodwork. It is a most artistic composition of miniature tem ples, festooned with flowers, amid which are throned the principal gods and goddesses of the Chinese Pantheon. Behind the folded doors are two altars, bearing the utensils of sacrifices, the joss sticks and the five sacred imple ments, consisting of an urn, two can dlesticks and two vases. The fronts of the altars are set with elaborate carved work, representing scenes of feudal times, the, pageantry of royal courts or figures of sages and kings, illustrious generals and statesmen, mingled with gorgeous peacocks and fabulous birds. The walls are adorned with bright colored tablets bearing eulogistic in scriptions to the gods. One in crimson reads: "Thy grace abounds like ocean waves." A purple tablet says:-' "The breath of the gods fills Heaven and earth." A Chinese temple has no fixed time for religious services. The worshiper comes when he has something to pra? about. Family sickness, adverse for tune or some risky business under taking drives him to the oracle. As he enters he lights his candles and in cense, kneels upon a mat in front of the altar, and calls upon the god by name three times. The priest then takes up two semi-oval blocks of wood called Yum Yeung Puey, bows toward the idol, says his litany and tosses them up. The success of his supplica tions depends upon the position in which these blocks : fall. .IX they both fall in the same position the god is not at home or is in a bad mood. If the blocks fall one with the ' flat side turned up and the other with the flat surface turned down, the god is sup posed to be ready to listen. The wor shiper now. knocks his head three times three upon the floor and offers up his petitions: This done, the priest takes a cylindrical bamboo pot contain ing bamboo slips about fifteen inches la leng-ih, each marked with a number These are called sticks of fate, end arc shaken together with the ends turned to the idol, till one is jostled out. The priest or temple keeper- looks at the number, consults his books, and hunts up the answer given to the man's j prayer. The drum beats and the bell tolls. Of all the gods worshiped by the Can tonese in America Kwan Kung1 is the most popiilar. ne is the hero of their ballads, novels and dramas, the embod iment of Chinese patriotism. In life he was a tlistiiisruishcd general, who, dur ing the reign of Emperor Lau Pey, con quered the various tribes then inhabit ing the country, and welded them into one great Chinese empire, called the Middle Flowery Kingdom. It was not until eight hundred years after his death, however, that ' he , be came a god. The occasion of his canon ization is said to have been the drying up of the salt wells in the province of Shan Si, a calamity that caused wide spread misery. The emperor and his ministers are said to have prepared written prayers, which were burned and conveyed to Heaven in the smoke. An hoar had scarcely elapsed when, as the legend says, Kwan Kung, riding his red charger, appeared in the mid heaven, and informed his majesty that his petitions could not be granted till a temple was erected to his honor No time was lost; hundreds of masons were set to work, and when the top stone was set in its place the wells once more yielded their supplies. It is said that during the rebellion of 1855 the hero appeared to the com mander in chief of the imperial forces, directing the plan for the campaign and assisting in the battle that led to the overthrow of the rebels at Nanking Grateful for this interposition, the em peror, Hien Tung, placed him on the same rank with Confucius in the na tional pantheon, and Kwan Kung was henceforth known as the god of war, whose full apotheosis title is the Faith ful, Brave and . All - Compassionate Prince Kwan Kung, the god of war. THE MIDDLE-AGED MAN. He Boys Two Cents' Worth of Cocoanut Cakes and Renews His Tonth. - "When I was a boy," said a middle aged New Yorker the other day, ac cording to the Sun, "I used to be very fond of cocoanut cakes, as they were called, small disks of candied cocoanut, which cost one cent each. They were colored white and red, and J'nally they got some chocolate colored, and it seems to me they had some other colors. If I had only one, cent I bought usually a white one, though some times I took a red one; if I had two cents I bought a red and white, to have a variety. I have seen the time when I had three cents, and bought all three colors at once. "I had not bought any cocoanut cakes for I don't know how many years, though I had seen them along year after year, particularly in sum mer, when the dust blows and the white ones get all covered with dirt; but the other day I bought two of the new-fashioned kind, that seems just now to be having a run; you see them on all the push carts. The new cocoa nut cakes are all one color, a sort of molasses color; and they are not round and flat like the old ones, but thick and bunchier, like little broken-off masses of the prepared cocoanut. ' "I found them very good, They differ somewhat from the old-fashioned cocoanut cake in taste and texture, as well as in build and colors the old cocoanut cake, while not brittle, ex actly, was what you might call crumbly and sugary; it dissolved quick ly in the mouth; .while the contem poraneous cocoanut cake, after you get below the light frostwork of its exte rior, has decidedly more consistence; it is what the modern child calls chewy; but the cocoanut taste is there all right, and as I eat them they carry me back to the days of my youth." A MILLIONAIRE'S WORK. The Mammoth Baths Constructed by Adolph 8ntro. The most wonderful baths in the world are those built by Adolph Sutro, in San Francisco. The great cliffs have been tunneled, that the water of the Pacific may flow through a succession of canals into the reservoir where it is warmed; and thence into the enormous tanks. The baths are more than twice as large as the largest of the famous old Roman baths, and Mr. Sutro has tried to make them as beautiful. Twenty thousand people can sit, stand, or promenade about the tanks, which are arranged for every possible set of bathers. There are cold baths and hot baths, swimming and diving baths, baths for children and beginners. The largest tank is two hundred and seventy-five feet long and one hundred and fifty feet wide. There is even a fresh-water tank, supplied from the waterworks above. The place is full of beauty and color, with tropical plants and rows of grow ing palms; while through the glass side-walls, the ocean view stretches. The building is of steel and glass, and its glazed roof spans more than two acres. Tier after tier of rooms for the bathers rise, until they are numbered by many hundreds. A great stage, fifty feet broad, is placed at the ocean end of the tank room for an orchestra. The building is furnished with electric lights and el evators throughout. Three restaurants provide refreshment, and an aquarium and conservatory add to the beauty and interest. The Cliff rocks outside are covered with seals, sunning themselves, and the finest baths in the world have perhaps the most beautiful setting. FEMININE INGENUITIES. The Queer Uses the Women of Pern Make of Shawl Pins. I Of the multifarious uses of the hair pin, some, at least, are . well known. ! They are suggested by a French travel-1 er"s description of a pin which the In-' dian women of Peru wear as a ' fasten-1 We Didn't Know We had so many goods on hand until we began our biennial in yentoiy we find ourselves overstocked in many articles and intend to cut our stock down by reducing prices and offering extra in ducements to cash buyers. B. Heyman Furniture Co. Wholesale and Retail. A HOPELESS CASE, evidently. It's all up with 1894; the doctor says bo. Had there teen sny chance, our drugs would have been effective. Tbebestphysicians In Phcenix prefer to have tbeir prescriptions put up by us. We enjoy their confidence, he cause we merit tt. It if, also well to note on the first page of your diary lor 1895. that we carry a full line of toilet and manicure articles at the lowest prices. C. ESCHMAN & CO. FLORENCE and GLOBE ST1GE LIKE Carrying United States Mail and the Express. Stage leaves Florence daily for Kiverside and Globe at 7 o'clock p. m.; stops all night at Hiverside and arrives at Globe at 5 o'clock p. m.; returning, leaves Globe at 8 o'clock a. m., arrives at v icrence at l a. m. liooo: accommo dations on the road, improved line, good stock and comfortable stages, four-horse coach every other day. W. E. Guild, nt'ent, Florence. E. F. Kellner & Co., agents, Globe. . C. C. HACKETT. Prop. ing for their shawls. Its head is in the 6hape of a spoon. In fact, it is a spoon and a shawl-pin m one. It is odd, the Frenchman says, too see a woman pull out the pin, letting her shawl drop from her bare should ers, and proceed to use it for eating her soup or porridge. After the repast she passes the bowl of the spoon carefully Detween her lips two or three times, gathers up her shawl, and fastens it in place. . ' v , The same women use their slippers instead of pocketbooks a point in which they may be said to have the ad vantage of their North American sis ters, who, having no pockets, or none within comfortable reach, are com pelled to carry their purses in their hands. The money of Lima consists of bank notes, which go very well into the bot tom of a slipper. As to the effect upon the bills, perhaps the least said the bet ter. There is an old saying that money always smells sweet. Pretenders to European Thrones. Among the many pretenders who congratulated the new emperor of Russia on his ascending the throne were the ex-king of Naples, who lays ! claim to the throne of Italy; the duke of Parma, now a grandfather, and who was deprived of his sovereignty at the early age of five; the former grand duke of Tuscany, the duke of Cumber land, who claims the sovereignty of the duchy of Brunswick; the various princes Karageorgevicz, each of whom claims to be the de jure king of Servia, Prince Couza, who has pretensions to the crown of Roumania; Don Miguel, of Braganza, the legitimist pretender to throne of Portugal; Prince Victor Na poleon, the duke of Orleans, the soi disant duke of Normandy, and Gen. Francis de Bourbon, self-styled duke of Anjou, each signing himself as sovereign de jure of France, while from Snain's nretenders there were missives from Don Carlos, his son Don! Jaime, and last, but not least, the duke of Medina-Coeli. , Cut Out for a Football Player. A young man was paying his atten tions to a "beloved object" contrary to the wishes of her family, and, persever ing in it, was seized upon one day by her father, "a man of thews and sin ews," and kicked violently into the street. In a day or two (after recovery) he called at the house once more. '"What, again?" exclaimed paterfa milias, pulling on his boots for action. "No, no," said the young man, "I have given up all hope of winning your daughter, bv.t in consequence of what took place the oilier day, I 'have been requested by a unanimous meeting of the committee to ask you to join our football club!" ICE CBEAM TJ and select your White Mountain Arctics and Jack Frost. HOGS AND GROCERIES. WHOLESALE AND BETAIL GROCERIES. Special prices made to miners, prorector9. rsTichprs and (Wttlomen, buying in large quantities. GOODS PROMPTLY DELIVERED. nnD riion DDTPro hdp tutu tawect th nnniTTv vuiiunuuiiuuLu niuu mil uuiiuui in l uvuiUAi MEAT MARKET. J.-A. LUTGERDING & CO. Fresh and Salt Meats. MUTTON, POKE, VJSAL AND P0U1TBY. All Oar Meats Thoroughly Refrigerated Before Being Sent Out to Customers. SnperiorComed Beef , Fresh BaHsage, Head Chee?e ani' Bologna. . . m Orders Called For and Delivered. 142 West Washington Street. Fostoffice Building. mis i i a u r ii . n fin n. FOUNDBT. FOUNDRY. THE STANDARD IRON WORKS. Southeast of Capitol Grounds. P. O. Box 458. Tel. 57 IIS VESTMENTS . MIIIMSOFMLAfiS Are lost every year in risky and toolish investments. Put your money In lots in Churchill Addition and make 25 per cent. No risk. Easv terms. OtABKCHDRCHILl, . Office Commercial Hotel Block, s GENERAL MERCHABiBISE, GOLDMAN&CO. ESTABLISHED I1ST 1874. B, ,i lv,, . ti , r V ' i ' ootsaiicibnoes. All of our heavy toorts we ship whih enables js to sell you lower thsn anybody. by carload or bus all lots. GOLDMAN & GO FKEEZEES, Ice Cream Freezer from my CIIICKEN8. MONT. BAUGH, Breeder of REGISTERED POLAND-CHINA HOGS Tonne Stock For Sale at All Time. Also Sarred Plymouth Eock flCTf FPIIC and Brown Leghorn - - . viulvfilili 0. EGGS SI PER fcETTINQ. Ranch 2 Miles West of Glendale. m r-a n. i .1 i un n mr i-n n , MIES & GEHRING PIPS. J v.trwia, I'uiiiisujuK UUU11S, VJtHlUUfi, un to, ' in carloads and others in large quantities,, Call and convince youreelf. Buy and Grain BURTIS