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lA)S ANGELES HERALD
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 85, 1802.
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tario, San Bernardino, Highland, Mentone,
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aociated Pretß diepatcheß with news from all
parts of the world and all the local and state
news. —
CALIFORNIA AND HER TEMBLORS.
The earthquake Tuesday night quite
naturally interests a great many of the
easterners in our midst. The strangers
within our gates do not know the seismic
history of California, and they anppose
that this section is abnormally subject
to such influences.
Now, as a matter of fact, California,
during the last ten years, has not suf
fered anything like aa much from earth
quake aa the states eaat of the Rocky
mountains. This will, of course, be news
to onr eastern visitors. When we add
that California, during all the period of
its recorded history, haa not Buffered,
either in life or property, one hundredth
part aa much as the single seismic visi
tation at Charleston, South Carolina,
inflicted upon the people of the Atlantic
coast, our comparative immunity from
disasters arising from earthquake will
be realized. To thia general statement
, there is one exception, to which we will
advert in ita proper place.
The laat great earthquake in Cali
fornia occurred in tbe spring of 1872.
It was not in any sense disastrous. Up
in Inyo county, it cut up ita heaviest
"shines." In Independence, in that
county, the shocks were violent
and incessant, and lasted throughout
tbe greater part of twenty-four hours.
They tell in that region tbe story of a
rancher who had started out to catch a
horse, and wbo sa vit suddenly disap
pear, it is claimed, through a great
chasm, which had opened in ihe earth,
and which closed as quickly as it bad
opened. Such statements should, of
course?be taken with a grain of salt.
That the shocks were numerous and
violent is an unquestionable fact.
Four years before, in 1868, there was
a lively seismic excitement in San
Francisco. The shocks were violent
and continued for quite a while. If
they had lasted much longer.there would
have been some damage, with loss of
life, for the guests at the several hotels
were clustering about the windows,
ready to precipitate themselves into the
streets. Fortunately the temblor sub
sided and common sense ruled. A few
bnildings were jarred and some fire-,
walls were shaken down. The imagina
tion of the people was the theater in
which most damage was done. There
had been a number of earthquakes be
fore 1868, but the actual disaster was
confined to the minds-eye of the inhab
itants of the Golden state.
There has been only one serious
casualty in Southern California arising
Irom an earthquake, and that was
largely accidental. Away back in 1812
the people of San Juan Capistrano, in
Orange county, on the borders of San
Diego county, were gathered in the old
Mission church at worship. The proba
bility is extreme that this edifice was
loosely constructed, and that it lacked
the elements of durability that modern
architects would have imparted to it.
However this may be, it was Sunday,
and high mass was being celebrated
when the central portion of the building
fell on the assembled worshipers, and a
number of deaths was the result.
Here we have the only really tragic
element of any seismic shock in Califor
nia since the opening quarter of the
present century. If the people, instead
of being gathered in the church, had
been at home, or had been going about
their usual vocations, there would have
been no tragedy to report.
It is a curious fact that, during the
past ten years, there have been more
earthquake shocks on the Atlantic than
on the Pacific coast of the United States.
The Charleston disaster was of the
gravest kind. Years ago, near Marble
head, Massachusetts, a temblor of great
-violence was experienced. The people
of California were about to conclude
that the seat of these disturbances had
been permanently removed to tbe east.
The little shake ol the other day comes
in time to remind us that we are still in
the prism of seismic agitation.
Four years ago there was a lively
shake-up in Los Angeles, which did no
harm outside of alarming a few timid
people. About ten years ago we bad a
quake that tnrned the good Angelefios
into the streets for the greater portion
of the night. There was a mixture of
the grave and gay, of the ludicrous and
the tragic, in this last. The dam.
THE LGS ANGELES HERALD THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 25, 1892
joie turned out into the' thoroughfares,
many of them graying like mad. And
yet nobody was nurt.
Italy is still the scene of much tourist
travel although, a few years ago, the
ieland of Ischia, off the coast ol that
historic land, took a plunge and disap
peared forever, with its five or six thou
sand inhabitants, beneath the eea waves.
Later great portions of Java, in the In
dian ocean, chipped off, with ten or
eleven thousand human souls, into the
watery depository of old ocean.
Take it for all in all, we are proud of
our earthquakes. They are eminently
well-behaved. They go no further than
a sportive dalliance, which shows just
what they might do if they were not so
benevolently inclined.
THE DANGER LINE.
We live in an age of great projects,
and the municipality of Los Angeles
is the center around which many of
them revolve. The latest development
in this line is a sweeping franchise
which it is proposed to give to one D.
Neuhart. Its scope is best explained by
quoting the title of the ordiuance,which
reads as follows : "An ordinance grant
ing to D. Neuhart, and to his assigns,
"the right to construct, lay, maintain,
"use and operate in the city of Los An
"geles, state of California, and along
"and under the public ways of said city,
"conduits, pipes, wires, cables, con
"dnctors, testing stations and necessary
"connections, fixtures and appliances
"for the transmission of messages,
"sound, Bignals and the production of
"power, heat and light by the aid of
"electricity, Steam or gases." Here is
certainly a most sweeping demand. It
ia not too much to say that this priv
ilege, in a growing city like Los Angeles,
is worth half a million dollars. It con
fers practically unlimited power upon
Mr. Neuhart to rip up the streets and
take possession of their whole width,
if he shall so elect. There is no re
striction as to the space his conduits
shall occupy. They may stretch from
curb to curb, and take in the space un
der the sidewalks, for anything that ap
pears in the ordinance to the contrary.
In all eastern cities where privileges of
this kind have been granted there have
been careful specifications as to the
space the conduits shall occupy, and
other safeguards to the rights of the city
and the citizen. For this magnificent
franchise Mr. Neuhart is to pay the city
2 per cent of the net earnings of his cor
poration, it would be a princely con
cession to allow him a limited space of
the street, say from three to five feet,
on consideration of hia paying into the
city treasury 5 per cent of the gross earn
ings of hia company. The net earnings
are nebulous in many cases. It is heart
ily to be hoped that the council will
consider the interests oi the city in thia
matter. A aweeping concession, like
that proposed, ia to be deprecated on all
grounds. We take the liberty of sug
gesting, also, that it is high time that
the people of Los Angeles ahould arouse
themselves from a very peculiar leth
argy and begin to take an interest in
their own affairs. The pretsent munici
pal conjuncture is a critical one.
The discourtesy shown to the Los
Angeles delegates to the Club conven
tion at San # Francisco, and, indeed, to
those of Southern California at large, is
in keeping with the traditional policy of
the northern and central counties in all
lines. In the so-called Immigration
convention held in the Bay city, Butte
county was assigned seven delegates to
five allotted to Los Angeles. On the
same ratio this county ought to have had
fifty. Southern California was not
deemed worthy of recognition in the
convention of league clubs, but, all the
same, it the northern and central conn
ties had voted at the last election as the
southern counties did—ihat is, if they
had made the same ratio of gains on the
vote of 1888—Pond instead of Markham
would now be governor of this state, as
a Los Angeles delegate very properly re
marked. It is a significant fact that
California has never had a United
. States senator south of Menlo ParK.
Senator Felton was the first instance of
a senator selected south of San Fran
cisco. At the rate things are working
south we might look for such an official
in the southern counties a hundred
years from now. These things may be
regarded by some persons as trifles, but
they are in fact flagrant injustices—
wrongs in which insult is added to in
jury. A state of South California is the
only remedy for a sectional jealousy and
discrimination that are simply intolera
ble. The Los Angeles delegates did
well to withdraw. We can get along
very well with the old-fashioned Demo
cratic primaries and local clubs. Mean
while, if half the Democracy of San
Francesco will quit selling out to the
Republicans we shall be content.
The Hon. Wm. M. Springer, the chair
man of the house committee of ways
and means, said, in an interview yes
terday, tbat the action of the New York
Democratic state convention practically
rules Cleveland out of the presidential
contest. All Democrats who pause to
reflect will agree with Springer that a
candidate who is unanimously repu
diated by his own state ought not to ap
pear in the Chicago convention. He
inclines to believe that Gen. John M.
Palmer will be presented by Illinois, and
will be a formidable candidate. There
is only one objection to General Palmer,
and that is his extreme age. As the
chairman of the ways and means com
mittee says, the Democratic party will
have no patience with bolters. As the
days roll on the candidacy of Senator
Hill will more and more commend itself
to the common sense of the Democratic
masses. The great New Yorker will
steadily grow in the public estimation.
The declaration from Senator Felton,
published in the Hebald yesterday
morning, that if the people of Los An
geles desire to have an appropriation for
improvement of their harbor facilities
they would do well to concentrate their
efforts on San Pedro, is worthy oi tbe
mature consideration of our people.
San Pedro has the advantage of having
been favorably reported upon by the
government boards of engineers for the
past twenty years. A considerable
amount oi money has already been apent
on the harbor by the government, with
moßt satisfactory resultß. Id addition,
three railways, the Southern Pacific, the
Santa Fe and tbe Terminal, have or wiil
have termini there, with ample facilities
for the transaction of a great local and
transcontinental business. If our efforts
are scattered we shall certainly fail to
attract from congress any effective
recognition. If they are concentrated
on San Pedro, especially in view of the
past action of the government, we can
reasonably hope to accomplish some
thing even at tho present session of con
gress. The suggestion about sending a
special committee to Washington ia
worthy of attention.
The council, at their meeting yester
day, adopted the old water rates.
AMUSEMENTS.
Tonight tho comedian Mr. Roland
Reed will make his appearance at the
new Lob Angelea theater in the comeay,
Lend Me Your Wife. Mr. Reed is a
versatile actor, which is- demonstrated
in his presentation of this most charm
ing production. He is said to be per
fect in the delineation of the eccentric
character, Captain Tarbox. At times a
gesture, a move of the eyes, or a care
less attitude, all so expressive, will con
vulse the people with laughter.
The plot gives rise to many mirth
provoking situations. Captain Tarbox
a nephew who pretends to have
married to keep a hold on his allowance.
Then follows the pretended birth of a
son and heir to increase the allowance.
All was smooth Bailing until the cap
tain suddenly resolves to visit his
nephew. Then the trouble commences.
The bachelor nephew borrows the wife
of his friend for the occasion. The parts
are well sustained, the leading charac
ters being Miss Ida Rushmore as Mrs.
Bunting, the borrowed wife; Wm. C.
Andrews ac Tom Bunting, the unfortu
nate husband, and Miss Maud Munroe,
the captain's pretty daughter.
Miss Isadore Rush, the handsome
blonde who plays Bessie Bunting, Tom's
wife, has been only two years on the
stage.
The dress worn in the last act is a
dream ; an imported costume modeled
after an old fashion plate. It is prin
cess, fall eveninc decollette with demi
train made from damask rose and ser
pent green brocaded satin, garnished
with white ostrich trimming and real
duchess lace. Pink satin shoes are
worn with it. A handsome and becom
ing gown worn in the second act by Mies
Rush is a light gray crepe de chene em
bellished with gold bullion and fastened
close to the throat.
m
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A minstrel performance by a number
of amateurs was given in St. Paul's par
iah hall last night for tbe benefit of the
choir fund. A large crowd wae present
and showed its enthusiasm throughout
the performance. The affair passed off
smoothly, with the exception of unne-'
cesaarily long waits between the various'
numbers of the programme.
The first part of the performance con
sisted of the proverbial minstrel arrange
ment with the interlocutor in the center.
The opening overture, Chestnuts, by
the company, was given in good style, a
slight, nervousness being observable,
however, which gradually disappeared
daring the evening.
Hush! the Bogie Man, was sung nice
ly by Master MacKenzie.
A Hundred Fathoma Deep was given
in a satisfactory mar ncr by Mr. F.
Marvin Wigmore.
Oh, What a Difference in the Morning
waa well sung by Mr. A. P. Robinaon.
Master George Knox won much praise
with There, Little Girl, Don't Cry.
Mr. Al 'Hawthorne followed with
Love's Sorrow, in an excellent manner,
showing his voice to advantage.
He Ain't In It was amusingly sung by
Mr. A. G. Gibbß.
The Three Little Maids From School,
by Masters Knox, Bugbee and Mac-
Kenzie, was very cutely done.
The Character Sketch of Mr. E. J.
Baldwin was also good, and was well
received.
A burlesque entitled Dr. Quacknos
trum's Difficulties concluded the per
formance. |The dramatis persona?
were: Dr. Qaacknostrum, Gregory Per
kins jr.; Capt. Cartridge, F. Marion
Wigmore; Augustus, P. W. Orem;
O'Hoolihan, A. P. Robinson; Julius, A.
C. Dezendorf; Jonah, A. G. Gibbs;
Prof. Hoodoo, G?car Zahn ; Lucy, Mar
vin Mackenzie.
The burlesque was very well played
and drew forth much applause.
The performance will be repeated to
night and everything will probably run
in good shape.
»*»
There are a number, a large number
of people who like Fred Warde's acting,
who will be glad to hear that the tra
gedian and his company which is said
to be excellent, will begin a four nights'
engagement at the opera bouse on
Wednesday evening when The Lion's
Mouth will be played, followed on Tues
day by The Mountebank, on Friday
by Richard 111, and on Saturday by
Damon and Pythias.
#*»
The Grismer-Davies company closed
its engagement last evening at the
opera house.
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SECURE FROM FLOODS.
THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S NEW
TRACK AT YUMA.
Seventeen Miles Opened, Nine Milestßeady
and Eight Miles More to Be Recon
structed—Follasky's Latest Project.
Emigrant Rates—Railroad News.
Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 24.—The work of
relocating and rebuilding the Southern
Pacific track west of here on the section
that suffered so severely from last year's
floods, has been practically completed.
The first section of seventeen miles was
opened six weeks ago, and the second
section of nine miles will be open in a
day or two. This portion of the road
has been subject to annual washouts,
causing much expense and delay. The
bed has now been raised some twenty
feet, and many trestles constructed to
allow the free paaaage of flood water.
It waa recently .decided to build eight
more miles of new track to the weat of
tbat already completed, and work on
this will begin at, once. The work baa
taken aix months aud cost $2,000,000.
It is thought, there will be no more
trouble from floods.
EMIGRANT PASSENGER RATES.
San Francisco, Feb. 24.—Information
has been received from W. A. Bissell,
general passenger agent of the Atlantic
and Pacific road, from Chicago, that
Traffic Manager White of his system
has appealed from the decision of the
Transcontinental association against his
request for authority to make a rate of
$14.30 from the Missouri river to San
Francisco on second-class emigrant
traffic. An appeal ia made to the board
of commissiouera of the Western Traffic
association. White is of the opinion
that the commissioners will agree with
him and order the reduction iv rate aa
requested.
THE FRESNO RAILROAD BUILDER.
San Francisco, Feb. 24. —Marcus Pol
lasky, the Fresno railroad builder, ia in
this city on his way to Eureka, where
he expectH to find backing in developing
that region. He says: "What thepeo
ple up there want and most need is a
road from Eureka to Red Bluff in Te
hama county. The local road, the Eel
River and Eureka road, now extends in
that direction twenty-three miles, leav
ing 120 miles to be completed. The in
ducements for building thia line, which
for several months have been held out
to me, are ample terminal grounds and
valuable landa upon the harbor, rights
of way from Eureka to Red Bluff
through the counties of Humboldt,
Trinity and Tehama, and a cash
subsidy of $400,000. Of this
subsicy Humboldt county will live
$300,000 and Red Bluff will give $100,
--000. These inducements would aeem to
be sufficiently inviting to justify taking
hold of the enterprise with a strong
hand, but I am not unmindful of the
fact that railroad construction in* Cal
ifornia is very expensive. I shall make
a careful examination of the situation aa
repreeented to me during my brief stay
in that region of the country, shall weigh
with caution all the inducements that
'now seem to be bo inviting, and if the
facta are aa they have been represented
to me and the conditions are aa favor
able as I have been led to believe, then
I shall at once proceed to take the neces
sary steps to build tbe desired railroad."
A JUDSON PABTV.
The following is the passenger list of
the Judson excursion that arrived yes
terday morning in charge of S. B. Hop
kins: M. F. Hutchins, Westford, Macs.';
W. H. Whitteu, Roxbury.Masa.; W. M.
Reynolds, Chelsea, Mass.; Mrs. H. L.
Randall, Woodstock, Conn.; A. S. Clark,
wife and daughter, Merrimac, Masß.; E.
S. Jackaon, Fred Pike and wife, Mibb
Mabel Pike, S. A. Fortes, Providence, R.
1. ; Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Harding,
Boston, Mass.; Miss L. J. Beegan, Brock
ton. Mass.; Mrs.T. W. Wallace, Warden,
P. Q.; J. J. Anderson, Maxwell, Ont.;
Miss Annie Mac Alpine, Miss Myra H.
Mac Alpine, New Haven, Conn.; Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Scutt, Miss Maggie Scutt,
Miss Georginia Scutt, Charles Scutt,
Joliet, 111.; Mrs. Mattie Stimson, Bert
Stimson, Chicago, 111.; E. L. Travis and
wife, Jackson, Mich. ; C. R. Honeywell
and wife, Creasy, Mich.; E. B. Porter,
Palmyra, Pa.; F. H. Trusdell.New York
city; J. W. Spencer, Henry Selleck,
Caro, Mich.
A SANTA FE PARTY.
An excursion arrived yesterday on the
Santa F6 with the following: Miss
Tillie Peterson, Boston, Mass.; MiBS
Minnie A. Rourke, Salem, Mass.; D. F.
Sullivan, Boston, Mass.; Mrs. J. T.
Baudry, Webster, Mass.: Geo. J. Carr,
Lynn, Mass.; Miss Nora Corrigan, Bos
ton, Mass.; D. S. Carr, Henniker, N. H.;
Mrß. Y. Begrass, Jas. Monreith and wife,
Montreal, Canada; Miss Mary L. Smith,
Anna K. Rakestraw, Salina, Kaa.; John
Schneider, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mra. Celia
Cape, Milwaukee, Wis.; Mra. T. A.
Stuart, J. M. Turner, Baltimore, Md.;
Mrs. W. W. Hitchcock, Miss May
Daphine Hitchcock, Los Angeles, Cal.;
Mrs. Elstor Brown, Chicago, 111.; J. A.
Hall, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mra. S. L. Har
mon, L. L. Harmon, Minneapolis,Minn.;
C. A. Ser-Vis, Atlanta, Ga.; A. P. Half
hill, Mankate, Minn.; Elmer E. Wat
son, Dcs Moines, la.; C. G. Potter,
McCook, Neb.; J. M. Light, St. Louis.
Mo.; W. W. Cross, Nashville, Term.;
Mr. and Mrs. George F. Griffiths, Brook
lyn, N. V.; Mrs. S. C. Plummer, Mrs.
F. M. Fellows and James Carlin, Pea
body, Macs.; Margaret T. Collins,
Salem, Masa.; Rev. John Johnson, New
Orleans, La.; J. W. Van DeWort, Mr.
and Mrs. William E. Caird, Mra. C.
Curley and E. T. Ford, Chicago, 111.
SUNSET EXCURSIONISTS.
The following passengers arrived in
the Sunset route excursion last night:
Mrs. S. E. Allen, Albany, N. V.; Mrs.
E. Ballard, Cincinnati; Otis C. Bryan,
Cincinnatir J. H. Clay, New York; F.
P. Farmer, Boston ; Julia Davis,Albany,
N. V.; Mrs. C. S. Evans, Sidney, O.; C.
Greenburg, Cincinnati; Mrs. H. Giant
laus and two children, Cincinnati; Jas.
0. Hall, New York; Hulda Harris, New
York ; Flora M. Hinckley, Cincinnati;
A. S; Habley, Cincinnati; A. T. Harris,
New York; A. E. Katsch and two chil
dren, Cincinnati; S. Kellie, Cincinnati;
Mrs. L. R. Lord and two children, Bos
ton ; Mrs. M. McNeil, Springfield; Jas.
P. Milleken and child, Philadelphia;
James Mick and wile, Lexington,
K. Oetranger and wife, Syracuse,
N. V.; Ralph M. Saunders, Boston;
Mrs. F. Schivin, Toledo; Edwin Shuly,
Mrs. E. E. Siddali, Cincinnati;. J. H.
Walker and four children, Chattanooga;
J. Walters, Cincinnati; R. B, William
son and three children, Lexington; F.
M. Ensign, Cincinnati; D. G. Keyes,
Charlotte; Hattießyan, Boston.
NOTES.
A. C. Bird, freight traffic of
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
railroad, ia in the city with his family.
D. Burkhalter, Southern Pacific super
intendent at Mojave, ia in the city.
J. H. Whited, superintendent of the
Southern Pacific San Joaqflin division,
is in the city. , ,
J. H. Wallace, United States railroad
commissioner, left yesterday for San
Francisco.
Wheat l)€<c» Not Grow Wild.
Tho existence of names for wheat in
the most ancient languages confirms the
evidence of its great antiquity and of its
cultivation in tho more temperate parts
of Europe, Asia and Africa. From the
evidence adduced by botanists of high
standing, it scorns highly improbable
that wheat has never boon found grow
ing persistently in a wild state, although
it BM often been asserted by poets, trav
elers and historians.
In the Odyssey, for example, we are
told that wheat formerly grew in Sicily
without the aid of man. Diodorus re
peats the tradition that Osiris found
wheat and barley growing promiscu
ously in Palestine, but neither this nor
other reputed discoveries of wheat
growing wild seem at all credible, see
ing that it does not appear to be endow
ed with the power of persistency, ex
cept under continued culture. —St. Louis
Republic.
Dickens as an Art Critic.
The son of a neighbor of Dickens, then
a very young artist —indeed, quite a boy
—had painted his first picture, the sub
ject being an aged knight in full armor,
apparently having recently returned
from the wars, and overcome with fa
tigue. Finding himself unable to reach
his ancestral castle, he sinks exhausted
on a fallen treo in a sort of orchard, am 1
some cottage children bring him some
fruit to recruit his exhausted strength.
Dickens took great interest in the young
artist—who, by tho way, is now very
eminent—and greatly admired his pic
ture, especially the figure of the old
knight; but, "My dear fellow," he said,
"those apples won't bo of any use—that
old gentleman requires burned brandy
to bring him round!"— Temple Bar.
A Word About Stage Dialogue.
The art of writing good stage dialogue
is still inchoate. It must be natural,
and yet when it is natural it is beneath
tho dignity of tbe drama, and must be
elevated again to the proper pitch. Man
ifestly the stago is not to blame for this,
but tho world of society, which is too
loquacious and frivolous, and lives with
out regard to the compensations, keep
ing and culminations of art. Only the
esoteric essence of our life is now fit for
dramatic representation, aud the dram
atists who can see and adequately por
tray that essence aro—shall we say ho
is? —not numerous. —Lippincott's Maga
zine.
Theology a Progressive Science.
Theology is always as much a pro
gressive science as geology. If 1,000 of
the wisest, purest, most intellectual,
most healthy scholars in Christendom
today were to formulate a creed out of
the New Testament scriptures, as they
are known today, that theology state
ment could not remain the same to the
date of A. D. 2892. The power, the
thought, the study of a thousand years
would throw it into new forms of ex
pression, while the substance would re
main the same.—Beacon.
Extremities of Animals. •
No animal has more than five toes,
digits or claws to each foot or limb.
The horse is one toed, the ox two toed,
the rhinoceros is three toed, the hippo
potamus is four toed and the elephant
and hundreds of other animals are five
toed.—St. Louis Republic.
His Ilemarkable Starr.
The principal of a graded school sur
prised his hearers recently by the follow
ing suggestive sentence, uttered in all
seriousness:
"I am teaching at S , aud have a
corpse of eight teachers."—Wide Awake.
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Extracts
NATURAL FRUIT FLAVORS.
Vanilla -\ Of perfect purity.
Lemon -I Of great strength.
Almond ~) Economy In their use
RoseetCrj Favor as delicately
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USEFUL IN EVERY HOUSE.
MOCLOSKEY'S
Lipd Woodier aod Stain
COMBINED.
Seven Colors and Light.
Sizes, Half Pints to Gallons.
—AT—
P. H. MATHEWS'S,
N. £. Corner Second and Main Sts
AGENT
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT.
This is our way of Fittiog Glasses]
The careful and proper adjustmentof Frames
is as important as the correct fitting of lenses.
We make the eoientific adjustment of Glasses
and Frames our specialty and guarantee a per
fect fit. Testing of the eyes free. Full stock
of artificial eyes ou hand. Glasses ground to
order ou premises. Hearing instruments for i
sale. S. C. MARSHUTZ, Scientific Optician,
161 M. Spring, opp. old Court House I
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MANICURING!
And treatments for every kind of facial blemish
are given with the greatest success at'
MRS. GRAHAM'S TOILET PARLORS,
—AT THE —
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DEATH!
ON PRICES.
Those that now prevail at the
PARISIAN
Cloak and Suit Company,
817 SOUTH Sl-KINtl ST.,
Are but a mere semblance of their former
selves. The inauguration of the
unsurpassable
]«val Sate!
Has been instrumental In this great reduction,
and the public guiding their actioi s by the
untarnished an« high icputation of
"THE PARISIAN,"
have quickly taken advantage of it. fehame
ful prices are in the ascendency. They range
as follows:
SCOTCH ULSTERS WITH „„_ tlfi Eft
CAPES $35.00 I,ow $lO.OU
BEALETTE JACKETS,
, $18, $28 and $40,
kow $9.00, $12.50 and $20.00
respectively.
FUR TRIMMED CLOTH JACKETS,
, $19. $18 and $25,
now $6.00, $9 00 and $12.50
respectively, and so on.
The goods are all new, too,
not old, chesttiutty and
shoddy styles. 2 , 61 m
Important news
travels quickly; so
also does merit
become diffused
throughout the
community. The
Seal of North Caro
lina is scattered over
town by the demand
of all lovers of the
best quality of to
bacco.
Packed~ln
r Patent Cloth
Y*&B&fcy Pouches antf.
V^g/lnFpllj
Iff WHY
I \\ Do Boys' Shoes
wear out in a week?
WbBi>mistS^.,_ — «fc They do not when
you buy the STAR
\sT rana . "Hchool-
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»>w a he ? t sh o c ever
made for the
money. Sold only
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TJUCk & Spring St., by the
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