Newspaper Page Text
EX-MAYOR E. F. SPENCE.
His -80(1(1611 Death Yesterday Morning:. The Story of Forty Years' Busy Life in Califoruia. Burly Days With Flak and Shovel ln the Alluvial Diggings—The Country Druggist —A Flnaucler of State Reputation. At 5:30 yesterday morning passed away a man who was a type of the splendid energy which, in the past two decades has made a garden out of a des ert. Thie waa ex-Mayor E. F. Spence, whose connection with everything that tended to make marble out of mud, was known to all who were familiar with the quick and magical growth of Southern California, fie was not yet 60 years of age at the time of hia death, but the tireless brain wore out a body that had, for yearn past, looked stronger than it really was. In the last few weeks he had forsaken bis beautiful home at Monrovia, and come to town to live, that he might be nearer to the urgent calls of the business which his great na tive ability had rendered so successful; and on Friday last be aud his family moved into the residence of Mr. Fair childs, on Burlington avenue and Ninth street, where, yesterday morning in the dark hour before tbe dawn, his manly spirit took its flight across the shadowy river. Mr. Spence was born in the county Fermanagh, Ireland, I) ;<;. 22,1832, and therefore lacked a brief period of being 60 years of age. His early years were full of toilsome struggles which abated as the twilight of life approached and saw him blest with the possession of wealth that had been gained honestly and without conspiracy againßt the property of others. He came to America in 1851, and in tlie following year came to California. He went up into Nevada countt and began work in the mines be tween Grass Valley and Woolaey's Flat, with but moderate success, while others rolled up fortunes and squandered them again. Finally he tired of the pick and shovel and went into the drug business in Nevada City, where he was moder ately successful. In 1861 he was elected to the assembly from tbat county, and, although it waa his first experience in that line, demonstrated law-makingabil ity of a high order. Cn his return he was made county treasurer, but declined a re-election. By 1869 the severity of a mountain climate had told upon his tall frame, and a bad cough warned him that he must seek balmier breezes and softer skies. He removed to San Jose, where he remained up to 1872, when tbe San Diego boom caught him, and he became one of the climate-vendors of that city by the border. The collapse of that boom abated considerable of what he . had amaesed during the fever-heat of speculation, but he came out of it with some money and any quantity of good repute. In 1876 he came to this city, recommended on all sides as a straight forward and reliable man; and from tbat time to tbe hour of bis death, he never sustained any financial disaster. With the accretion of wealth he amassed flesh likewise, and soon tbe angles of his once bony figure became obliterated. But he was never sound, and his lungs had long since been badly impaired. In spite of these physical drawbacks, how ever, his energetic nature kept him in the front rauk of a dozen important and valuable enterprises. For the past six years he must have devoted 11 hours a day to finance, and at least four more to political matter. Most men with as fragile a constitution would have retired from business and taken up a residence on Easy Btreet. Mr. Spence was not built that way, however His energetic nature kept him busy till midnight at something or other. Nor was it the mere love ol ac cumulating wealth that kept him at the drudgery of bank life at hours when other men were driving on the road or bathing in the surf. When not at work he rested his mind by reading, but the Sabbath day of the body, that we call exercise, was neglected. A few days of utter idleness in the mountains, with rod or rifle, would have achieved won ders for him in each year, bat he was deaf to the music of the babbling brooks and soughing pines. Hia was an ambi tion to adorn and beautify the city of his adoption, rather than the mere amassment of wealth, but be stayed too long in the busy marts of tbe world lor his own good. He was president of no less than three banks at the time of his death, any one of which chairmanships imposed work quite hard enough for a man of 40. Mr. Spence did not die as other men die. He simply wore out. He was very near the summit of Maaon ryin this stale, and almost an oracle in the doctrines of the laws of the square and compass. He was a member of Southern California Lodge 278, F. and A. M.; of Signet Chapter 55 Royal Arch Masons; of the Coeur de Lion Com mandery No. 9, Knights Templar; of Al Malaikah Temple of the Mystic Shrine. He was past master, past high priest and eminent| commander of all the grand bodies within the jurisdiction of the mystic tie. Indeed, bis last act as a mason was in connection with the establishment of an asylum for the re lic! of the orphans of Masons in this state; and of him it may truthfully be said that he took as much pride in the matter as if tbe wardens of bis time honored order had been his own chil dren. Mr. Spence was a Republican strong in the faith, and at all times manifested the courage of his convictions. In 1885 he was elected mayor of this city, and was a faithful servant. He was not only a delegate to the Minneapolis con vention, last June, but was also chair mau of the California delegation in that body. He waa an unusually prominent factor in that immense gathering, and Chauncey M. Dopew and John 0. New, who were the personal representatives of Mr. Harrison's interests on ttut oc casion, regarded him as one of their moat trustworthy adherents. He waa chairman of the Sixth district congres sional committee, and was planning everything for a vigorous and animated campaign in behalf of Mr. Hervey Lind ley. Tbat gentleman will miss an able coadjutor. In hia domestic relations, Mr. Spence was unusually happy. His first wife died some years ago, leaving him two sons, now grown to manhood. By his second wife, who survives him, he had a son and daughter, the latter less than 4 years of age. His hard labors have left them independent, and it is to be hoped, that they will use their inheri tance with as much discretion as he did in its accumulation. Mr. Spence tome few years ago placed LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1892. in the bands of trustees certain valu able property in this city, for the pur pose of providing a fund for tbe pur chase of a large telescope for tbe Uni versity of Southern California. It was proposed to secure an instrument with a sixty inch lens, and the g'asses are now in the hands of Alvin Clarke's sons, the famous lens makers of Hartford, Conn. Though never aa strong physically, as he looked to be, Mr. Speuce's decadence dates from the Minneapolis convention. There was a week of feverish excite ment and, on his return home by the Northern Pacific railroad, he found the high altitudes of Dakota and Montana very trying. Insomnia became part and parcel of his daily life, and yet he bore up against it with sublime fortitude. On Sunday his brother visited him and spent tbe greater portion of the afternoon with him. His shock at bearing the death of his brother, yesterday, is easier imag ined than described. Just when the funeral will tate place iB not yet definitely known, as there are parties at a distance who would like to attend. Heart failure is the verdict of the attending physicians. Tbe body is embalmed, and the obsequies can be postponed for months, if necessary. The attendance will be a large one, for be has relieved many caaes of severe want, as a private individual, which he would have been obl'ged to dismiss as a banker. Mr. Spence will best be recol lected as a man who always stood ready to help the man who had the energy to help himself. Hia life was a great one, because it was an earnest one, and hia residence in our midst for 16 years has been a wholesome example to the rißiug generation. It waa not the Silas Wrights, the W. H. Sewarda nor the Millard Fillmores that made New York tbe Empire city. It was rather tbe As pinwalls, Griswolds, Grinnells, How lands and Minturns, to whose memory she owes her debt of gratitude. And hence it is predicted that, in the long and advancing years when Los Angeles' commerce by sea shall rival that of San Francisco, the name of Spence will be spoken tenderly and kindly as one of the founders of her glowing commercial power: »lii toll he lived, in peace be dl-'d, When life's fu<l circle was complete; Cast off robes of earthly p ide, To lay them at the Master's feet. "Death's cold hand is laid upon hUbrow, Like snow upon the furrowed hill; It hides the rogged se-ims below, And leaves tbe summit brighter still." ACTION BY THE CLEARING HOUSE. At a special meeting of the clearing house held yesterday morning, tbe death of the president, Hon. E. F. Spence, was announced. It was resolved to drape the clearing house rooms with proper in»igna of mourning for the period of 30 days, and so far as practicable to attend the fu neral in a body. The following resolutions of respect were also adopted, and ordered trans mitted to the press: Whereas, It has pleased Divine Provi dence, at an early hour thiß morning, to remove from us by the hand of death, the president of this association; a man of national reputation, our fellow bank er and friend, Hon. E. F. Spence, be it therefore Resolved, That this association has lost an able officer, whose efforts have always been directed toward the suc cess of the business interests of the clearing house, and the promotion of friendly and social spirit among its members; and be it further Resolved, That we appreciate the sterling qualities of onr friend as a suc cessful banker; as a man of thoughtful mind aud broad views, and as a friend whose loss we keenly feel; and be it further Resolved, That a copy of these resolu tions be transmitted to the wife and family of the deceaeed ; to the California Bankers' association, of which he was vice-president; to tbe American Bank ers' association, of which he was an ex ecuMve officer; to the First National bank of this city, of which he was for many years president; to the other banking institutions of which he was an officer; to the press of this city, aud be spread upon the records of this clear ing house. A. D. Ciiildrkss, Geo. H. Stewart, Geo. L. Arnold, Committee. Los Angeles, Sept. 19, 18924 NOT THE RIGHT SIZE, But Mrs. Anna P. Spencer Balls to Ob tain a New Trial. Yesterday morning Judge Van Dyke denied a motion for a new trial in the case of the San Gabriel Valley Land and Water company vs. Mrs. Anna P. Spen cer et al. The motion was made on the part of the defendant. The action, be gun March 29,1890, was for .the balance of the unpaid purchase money on a con tract for tbe sale of a large number of lots in the plaintiff's subdivision of East Sau Gabriel, entered into June 29,1877. A supplemental answer by the defend ants averred that the. contract was en tered into under a misapprehension of the size of some of the lots on the part of Mrs. Spencer, which was brought about by fraud and deceit on the part of the agents and officers of the company, and that her consent was not therefore free. The lots were sold at public auc tion, and the testimony showed tbat the night before the sale some of the lots were reduced in size and a new map is sued, but the attention of the defendant was not called to the change. Defend ant's counsel contended that in conse quence of the fraud there was no' contract, and that it was a complete defence to the action. The court holds that the action is not one for specific performance, but all that is asked is a money judgment. No damages were asked by reason of the fraud, nor was any shown by proof at the trial. The defendant's counsel re lied entirely on their theory that there was no contract. In denying the motion for a new trial, the court says that the findings are in accordance with the evi dence, and fuily sustain the material allegations of the complaint, and are suf ficient to support the judgment. A Diabolical Trio. If there is one more fiendish than tbe h&teful trinity, dyspepsia, biliousness and irregularity of the bowels usually existent together, we are unaware ol it Those co-operati-e organs, tne stomach, the bowels and the liver, are usually thrown out of'gear together, and the restora tion of regularity to one is u'ually the signal for the others to fall into Una HoUetter's Stomach Bitters controls all three beneficently and completely, not only resulatlng but invlg orating them. It also exerts a most happy In fluence upon the kidneysand the blood, giving a healthful Impulse and enriching the evcond. It overcomes malaria and a tendency to chronic rhenmatisu and neuralgia, and improves ap petite and sleep. To the nervous it affords un speakable relief. A winegUssful three times daily will, if persisted ln, achieve results to he expected from no other health medium. High Grade Violins, Hand Hade. J. T. Fitsgerald, corner ot Bpring and I rank lln streets (in the Day & Fisher Musio Com pany), has received four high-priced violins from Auburn, N. V., and respectfully invites experts and others to Inspect them. Bin* an telephone 469 for John Wieland an* Fredericksburg tottl** beer. MUST GET OFF THE WOOLSACK. Justice King Knocked Out by Judge Van Dyke. Yesterday's Happenings In the Va rious Courts. A Foundrymau's Suit for the lo«s of an Kye-New Cuses Fllod-A B.teh of Interesting Court Notes. Justice V. E. King, who has been en deavoring to owen a court in Los Angeles for tbe laet mouth or two, was yesterday knocked out by Judge Van Dyke, and if he holds court at all it will be in Bur bank, to which place he was originally elected. The opinion handed down by the court discusses important questions, and was as follows: In re H. W. Daggett vs. P. E. King, justice of the peace—Thia iB an applica tion for a writ of prohibition. In tiis affidavit, or complaint, the petitioner alleges that in November, 1890, P. E. King was elected justice ot the peace for Los Angeles township, in the county of Los Angiiles, state of California, said township comprising the voting pre cincts of Burbank, Glendale, Garvanza, La CafUda aud Tejunga, in said connty ; that said King duly qualified as such justice, and entered upon the discharge of his duties as such within said terri tory, and that his term of office will continue therein until the first Monday in January, 1893; that no pa* of tbe city of Los Ange ea formed any part of the city of Los Angeles township, and t never was added thereto, and that the said King has never been appointed justice of the peace to hold bis court as such justice of the peace in said city; tbat in August, prior to the 22d day, 1892, tbe said King eelected as bia office and commenced to hold court in room 79, Temple block, in said city; , that said Los Angeles city is not located in any township for which said King has been elected or appointed, aud tbat said King has not been requested to bold the court of any other justice of tbe peace who has jurisdiction or au thority to hold court in said city, that on August 22d, one Newman commenced an action against' tbe petitioner, by tiling a complaint in tbe office aud court of said King, in said city, and on the same day a summons was issued by said . King, returnable before bim at the place selected by him for holding his court in j said city"; that unless restrained the ( said King will proceed to try said case, against the objection and consent of the j plaintiff. . I in his return to the alternative writ, Justice King admits the foregoing state- , ment of facts contained in the com- , plaint, except tbat he denies tbat the | city of Los Angeles has not been added , to said township for which he was elected, and alleges that on the 2d day \ of June. 1892, the board of supervisors , of said Los Angeles county, by an order , regularly entered upon their minutes, j attempted to consolidate into one town- , ship, under the name of the "Los An- • geles township," the said Los Angeles , township and Loa Angeles city town- , ship, in the said county, which said or der (omitting the exterior boundaries of ', eaid township,) is as follows: "In re-changes of boundaries of Los Angeles township and Los Angeles city \ township. Moved by Supervisor Hub- . bard, duly seconded and unanimously carried, tbat the present township boun- ', daries of Lob Angeles township, and Los Angeles city township, in thia coun- i ty, be and the same hereby are changed, \ aud a new township therefrom is hereby i created by uniting and consolidating the territory within said townships into one j township; said township hereby created j to be named and known and being dee- ■ ignated as Los Angeles township " Power is conferred upon boards of su pervisors in their respective counties, among other things, "to divide tbe counties into townshipß, section, school, road, supervisor, sanitary and other dis- 1 tricts required by law; change the Bame, i and create others, as convenience re quires." County government act, sec tion 25, subdivision 2, laws of 1891, page 300. By section 58 of the same act it is pro vided that the board of supervisors of each county, on or before the fu st Mon day in September, 1891, and thereafter as public convenience shall require, di vide their respective counties into town ships, for tbe purpose of electing justices of the peace and, constables. It is fur ther provided in the same section that in town' hips containing cities in which city justices are elected there shall be one justice. In section 103 of the Code - of Civil Procedure, as amended in 1891, it is provided that in every city having 34,000, and not more than 100,000 inhab itants, two justices of the peace are to be elected ; and in this city, according ly, there are two city justices. A justices' court may be held at any place selected by the justice.holding the same, in the township for which lie is elected or appointed; such court shall alwavsbe open for the transaction of business. C. O. P., 104. The next section provides that a just ice may hold the court of another justice of the peace of the same county, at hia request. In section 107 of the same act it is| provided that in case the town ships of any county are hereafter changed, or altered, the bo* rd of super visors of such county shall make provi sion as to what justices shall be succes sors of the justices of the peace of town ships so changed or altered. The order of the board of supervisors in terms changes the boundaries of two townships so that a township there from is hereby created, by uniting and consolidating tbe territory within said townships into one township, the said new township to be named and known and designated as Los Angeles town ship. It was contended by respondent's counsel, at the hearing, that the power to divide the counties into townships and change the same and create othe.s, did not confer upon the board the power to aboliah an existing township, and that the effect of the order of the board in this case was to abolish the former Los Angeles City township. If this con tention be correct, then dearly the re spondent has no jurisdiction within the city, because the old Los Angeles City township is still in existence, and he is not a justice of such township. If the effect of tbe order of the board of su pervisors be to create a new township, then the same result would follow, be cause respondent has not been elected nor appointed to such new township, . nor has the board of supervisors made provision as to what justices shall be successors of the justices of the town i ship changed or altered. Ihe more reasonable construction to place npon the order of tbe board of , supervisors in the premises, ia that their actios waa taken in paravanes of section 58 of the new county government act, and tbat tbe change or alteration in the townships was "lor the purpose of elect ing justices of the peace and constables," and is to take effect and be operative, except for tho purposes of the ensuing election, after the new justices and con stables shall have been elected and qualified for such new township. The construction would allow the officers, elected under the old townships, to continue to exercise tbeir functions as before within tbe districts for which they were elected until the first Mon day in January, when the officers elected for tbe new townships would enter upon their duties. The law, which abhors any legislation which in its effect is retroactive, favors this construction. However, whether this be the correct view to take of the order or not, it is very clear that respondent has no juris diction within the city of Los Angeles, which is embraced within the limits of the new township. He was not elected, and has not been appointed to the same. A peremptory writ of prohibition must therefore issue, and it is so ordered. Walter Van Dyke, Judge. A $20,000 EYE. A Colored Foundry Helper Asks Big UainagHS for Injuries. An interesting trial is now going on before Judge Shaw and a jury, in depart ment five of the superior court. It is a $20,000 damage suit, brought by West Balden, a colored man, against the Lle',ve]lyn«Brothers, owners of the Co lumbia foundry, of this city. The com plainant ia represented by Wells, Mon roe & Lee, and the defendants by Variel & Variel, and Stephen M. White. Bolden was a common laborer, or helper, in the foundry in February, 1891, and did whatever work he was called upr.n to do by the proprietors or their skilled employes. Amongst the other things done in the foundry was the break ing up of old iron, to be resmelted into iron. Prior to the day mentioned, this iron was broken up by the employes, including Bolden, with a hammer. On February 9th, some old car wheels were brought in to be broken up and remelt ed. Instead of breaking them with hammers, the complainant alleges that they carelessly, negligently and wan tonly directed him to try a new experi ment, by pouring hot, melted metal or iron into the center of a car wheel to break it. Bolden held the handle of tbe ladle in which was the hot metal, and assisted in pouring it into the car wheel. While doing so, the wheel flew into fragments, and the red-hot metal was scattered in every direction. A piece of it struck him in the right eye, totally destroying it, and injuring the left eye. He claims that the proprietors of the foundry were criminally careless. The danger was not known to him, and it was a method never tried before, nor has it been since, in the foundry. The defendants claim that there was not more risk in the method of breaking up tbe old iron than in other parts of foundry work, and deny tbe allegations of carelessneee. . Several witaesess were examined yes terday afternoon, among them a foun dryman who has been in the business 15 years past, and who gave some interest ing testimony as to the constant danger which which follows the iron-moulder. The iron-moulder knows the risk he runs. Explosions are a matter of al most daily occurrence in foundries when melted iron ie being poured into moulds, and many of them are much heavier than the one by which Bolden wae hurt. Tbe iron is usually poured into sand, and the moulder is constantly on the lookout to protect his face and eyes from injury by flying sparks of iron. Their clothes are always full of boles from flying sparks. Usually the moulder can tell when there is going to be an explosion, from the bubbling of tbe molten metal, but very frequently it happens unexpectedly. There will be ample opportunities for ingenious deductions from tbe evidence introduced, and the case will be stub bornly fought on both Bides. Court Notes. Judge Wade rendered judgmeut for plaintiff in accordance with Commis sioner Pendleton's report of balance due in tbe case of Garland vs. Gordon, tbe amount being $1121.97. The suit , was for an accounting between former partners. A petition by tbe Edgemont Church of Christ to sell real property, was granted by Judge Clark. Judge Clark gtanted a decree of divorce to Melville Lawrence from his wife, Mrs. Annie E. Lawrence, on the ground of desertion. The divorce- case of Mrs. Eugenia A. Biewend vs. Henry E. Biewend was transferred to Judge McKinley's court by Judge Clark. A 10 days' stay of execution was granted by Judge Van Dyke in the case of the Milwaukee Furniture company vs. Nightingale. The case of Barker et al. vs. Ma9kell et al. was argued and submitted in Judge Van Dyke's court. The times for trial and arraignment in several Binall cases were fixed in Judge Smith's court. A final discharge of the assignee was granted by Judge Shaw in the insolven cy case of P. Calori. A disturbance of the peace case brought by Mrs. La Cbappelle against August Gravet, of Vernon, was tried by Justice Stanton, and taken under advise ment. The quarrel arose over the en croachment of the prosecuting witness' poultry on the tobacco patch of the de fendant. _ New Suits Filed. C. A. Mockler filed a petition in in solvency. He had been conducting a merchandising business. His liabilities are set forth at $1404 03, and assets, $450. A petition was filed for letters of ad ministration by Mrs. Maggie Winbigler upon the estate of her son, D. N. Win bigler, jr., the estate being valued at $800. A petition for the probate of the will of Daniel Clapp was filed by his widow, Mrs. Temperance T. Clapp. The estate is valued at $16,340.18. J. R. Pelton began suit against the Ban Jacinto Lumber company and oth ers upon a promissory note for $2100. A Keat £»tate Boom Attracts the attention oi every property holder ln thisotty. Bnt when Dr. Frauklfu Miles, the eminent Indiana specialist, claims that Heart Diseaso is curable and proves it by thonsauds of testimonials of wonderful cures by his New Heart Curt-: it attracts the attention of the millions suffering with Shart Breath, Palpita tion, Irr?gular Pulse, Wind in Stomach, Pain lnßideor Shoulder, smotnaring Spells, Faint ing, Dropsy, etc.- A. F. Davis, Silver creek, Neb., by using four bottles of Dr. Miles' New Heart Cnre, was completely cured alter twelve years suffering from Heart Disease. This new remedy is sold by 0. H. Hance. Books free. California Vinegar Works, 565 Banning street, opposite soap factory, near Alameda and First streets, one-half block from electric light works. f Patronls* California Industries i By ordering 8. V. Doable Bxtra Brown Stout. superior te aay foreign made stoat and porter, I Jaeeb Adloff, ageat. IT ISN'T DIFFICULT To crack the nut in which the truth ia S \. hidden. .The easiest thing in the world X. " \ is to epend money, and it's just about / \ as easy t0 B P end »* injudiciously. Thia / kf**"*Sv ■I • \ * 8 what you do not do when yon :>/ 11 1 \ purchase our fine diamonds and other v 7 precious gemß and jewelry. When you % ,^miK£m\mWk% ' \l ■■ '3>^J ? **y out a dollar you expect to get it back ' Bm I again, not in actual money, but in value / received for value given. We give you /' at least a do!l ar'e worth for a dollar, and /tf we B uard your interests as carefully as as we do our own. Figure as carefully ( \ 88 y° Q P'ea?e, you can never make a THF more P rontal) le calculation than tbat >^VS C '"l «,.—, v which enters into the purchase of onr (j LL> J diamonds, watches, jewelry, etc. \ —: _« ia** wagnerTjeweler, 185 South Hiirlng Street. are: titE (yO BEST!* %2u[ ALLEN & GINTER. MANUFACTURERS. RICHMOND. VA. Branca of the 1)?. Liebig Co. of San Francisco. »^r%fMwTO^^«f^^ :i Tno staCrof th 9 Liebig WorM Dispensary are j(^^^^!^^JwVvi^iSf^^?«- i tke only surgeons in Los Angeles performing ■gj^j^MKlW/Mflg/)' the latest operation* required /or a radical cure of t!, ' rloture - Hydrocele, Varicocele, Piles, Fis- Sffls^^^/'^K'' ,n ' * and Recta! diseases, i£ye, Ear, Naae, tßaflHaSSw w4n\tll W rhroat and Lungs, llseaiesof the Digestive Or- v ' <aa9 ' aDd dl * ett * sB uf women aaJ children. ißHHmraßß mm mm ano mform ™- j Appliances for Rupture. Curvature of the ' '(> 'j -U Splue, Club Poot, and ail deformities, maua ' i lectured by our own Instrument maker. \ m r«iT Nervous Debility, Sexual Weakness, Loss of Power, meet. Gonorrhoea, Syphilid, Ail VA IM Spermatorrhoea and all nnnatnrai discharges of either sex with nnfmil- IWI I IM ln * sucnss*. Confidential book and bottle of 3erman Invlgorafor given free to If 1 i_» 1 1 prove its merit; sure cure for special private and nervous troubles. All our pby icians constantly in) Address no I irnin \ nn 183 8. MAIN BT.- Bltendancefrom9a.m.to9 p.ni.j (In confidence) UF\. LiLDIU a UU., LOS ASGELHS. HIGHLY IMPROVED PAYING MI M SALE! Containing 62 acres of land, all in high state of cultivation ; cottage house, hard-finished, of seven rooms, bath and kitchen, together witb small cottage of three rooms for laborers; about four acres in bearing Washington Navels; 6 acres English Walnuts; 5 acres Winter Ap-. pies; two artesian wells; about 3000 feet service pipe and hydrants. First class corn, alfalfa and orange land; all fenced and cross fenced. Apply at once to JOHN DOLLAND, 8 . 10 , tt 115 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal. VOLUNTARY -:- TESTIMONIALS -a— given to —X— DR. WOH ! The Eminent Chinese Physician. Dr. Woh's life work has been from early youth one of persistent and untiring observation, study and investigation, ap fully as lay in his power to perfect him self in all branches of the art of healing human sickness and disease. Born ia China, of influential parents, of a family whose ancestors have been for genera tions deservingly renowned as leading physicians, Dr. Woh naturally followed ia the footsteps of his fathers. In China he has practiced his profession for several years, being at one time a physician in the Imperial Hospital, and in America for a long time his great number of patients, his wonderful and many cures, and the great list of letters from grateful and thankful patrons now prove him to be a remarkable and successful healer of sickness and all diseases. For a long time I have been suffering with Dr. Woh was recommended to me by a friend! bladder and kidney troubles. No doctoring or I had been troubled for years with indigestion, medicines seemed to do me good. I consulted causing fearful headaches-:, -id vertigo, making the best physicians and surgsons in Los An- my life one of misery. I tried and oaid the §elcs city. They gave me morphine and strong best physicians without relief. Finally, to rugs, but no relief could I obtain. After suf- please my friend, I visited Dr. Woh at his of fering great pain and iingul <h, aud having my flee, aud he advised with me and gave me Sassage almost entirely clogged, I fourteen medicines. This was but six weeks ago. To ays ago began using Dr. Woh's medicines; to- day I can gladly and sincerely say that he ha* day lam perfectly well. Ido consider Dr. Woh entirely cured me. the most successful physician in Southern CHARLES HEILMANN, California. C. A. STEELE, April 3,1891. 331 Court st, L. A., Cel. 316-318 6. Main street, Oct. 13, 1891. Los Angeles, Cal. In Cleveland, 0., many months ago, I caught a severe cold which settled on my lungs, ter- I have tried many doctors for heart disease, minatlng in asthma. The doctors said there but have derived no benefit until Dr. Woh, the was no hope of my recovery, but that a change Chinese physician, of Los Angeles to California might prolong my life. February scribed for me. last I came to Pan Bernardino and doctored Two rr oaths ago I began his treatment, and with three physicians, but obtained no relief- I can now testify that ho has done me great Finally Dr. Woh was recommev-ded to me by a good. I recommend Dr. Woh to my friends friend. I took his medicines and followed Mb as an able doctor, directions, and today I em fully enred and per- P. E. KINO, fectly well, MISS GRACE M. FIELD, • * Justice of tho Peace, October 30,1891. San Bernardino, Cal. Hurbenkj Cal. Dr. Woh has hundreds of similar testimonials, but space alone prevents further publication of tbem here. • „, Dr. Woh ia the oldest and best-mown Chinese Physician In Southern California. His many cures have been remarkable, involving Female Troubles, Tumors and every form of dieease. AU communications will be regarded as strictly confidential. Free consultation to everyone, and all are cordially Invited to 0 11 upon Dr. Woh at his offle 227 SOUTH MAIN STREET, ' S«tw*a> »*e«B« and Third SiraeU, 4-23 ■at-in-tu-th Sia. L.i aagelet, aa 3