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RARE GEMS IN BOOKS. Literary treasures in the astor library in new york. I _______ That Are Storehouses of Scholar : ship and Are Worth Small Fortunes. Ancient Illustrations In Priceless Mauu : scripts. Even many otherwiso well informed people are not aware that the public li braries of thia city contain some of the choicest literary gems extant—books for 5' vhich wealthy bibliophiles have offered abulous sums. If New York is not tho literary center of America, then books immense in number, rare in antiquity and almost priceless in value aro not factors in the competition. There are thirty-four public libraries in New York, and the number and value of the volumes within their walls have grown so rapidly that Paris, Munich and even London will bo surpassed in their library collections if the present growth continues. The day when the citizen of New Am sterdam was content to sit outside his door, drink beer, smoke, grow fat and die in the firm belief that ho bad enjoyed life, has given way to an entirely dilTer ent state of affairs. Twenty-five years ago one publio li brary collection was considered sufficient to meet the demands of every class, call ing or profession. Today nine institu tions can be picked out, each one of which is patronized by a single class. The Astor is the richest of all onr li braries. One million dollars' worth of books repose upon its shelves, but not without frequent disturbance. From fifty to 100 studious men and women are delving into the enchanting mysteries of some favorite theme every day that tho readiug rooms are open to the public. The library contains nearly $300,000 worth of rare books and manuscripts, which are seldom allowed to go into tho hands of the public, Perhaps the largest and finest single volume in New York may be found there. If any one thinks that the contemporaries of Shakespeare and Milton would marvel at the superb product of modern illustrators he is very much mistaken. Nothing has been pro duced in the last century that can equal, much leas rival, the illustrations in a Seventeenth century manuscript entitled "Antiphonale." It contains 23S pages of vellum, adorned by 373 small and 53 large miniatures in the highest style of the French art of that day. Some of its illustrations have been attributed to Le Brun, the great painter of the time of Liouis XIV. The larger paintings for the most part are scenes from the Scrip tures appropriate to the various church festivals, and many of the initial letters which accompany the stanzas are illumined in a style wholly unknown at the present day. This volume, bound in purple morocco, with gilt mountings and ornamented with the flower-de-luce, was designed for the coronation of Charles V. At a public sale it would easily com mand several thousand dollars. Another valuable work is Sylvester's "Universal Paleography," iv two vol umes, containing upward of 300 finely executed facsimiles of mediaeval works of art. Tbis sumptuous work is said to have cost the sum of £20,000 for its exe cution alone. Among other rarities is a copy of the first letter written by Chris topher Columbus after he discovered America. There are only six copies of these in existence. The letter consists of only four leaves, but at a Loudon auction sale in it brought §700. Another rare volume to be found only in this library is Lloyd's "History of Columbia, Now Called Wales," pub lished in 1634. It contains the legendary narrative of the expedition of Prince Modoc and a Welsh company that voy aged to America prior to Columbu.s, but never returned. Many foreigners have ■ent to this country for abstracts from this rare volume. The earliest known editions of Ptole my's geography repose on the shelves of the Astor. The dates on their title pages range from 1478 to 1621. Thero is also a peperb specimen of the "Biblia Sacra Latina" of 1462, the first edition of the Bible bound in old crimson morocco, with gilt edges, which is worth $10,000. In side the covers are the names of those "immortal printers," Johuun Faust and Peter Sshaffer. The oldest polyglot edition of the Scriptures, executed at the order of Cardinal Ximenes, which eest 50,000 ducats in gold aud fifteen /ears for its preparation, ia also at tbe Astor, The oldest manuscript of all is the "Lectiones Evangeliis," printed on vellum and containing whole pages of Illuminations. This manuscript was executed by the monka in A. D. 1470, and is almost priceless in value. No ether library in America possesses such a treasure. Next iv point of antiquity is John Wyclif's English version of the New Testament, written in 1390, and containing the autobiography of Hum phrey, duke of Gloucester. There are also two rich Persian manuscripts of the Fifteenth century, besides manuscripts ef more recent date. Several competent Egyptologists, among them the late Miss Amelia B. Edvrards, who inspected tho collection during her visit to this city, have pro- Bounced the library especially rich in eriental works. The great work of James Audubon on the "Birds of Ameri ca," consisting of four volumes, would probably bring $j,OOO. Elliott's Indiau Bible, dated 1661, the first Biblo printed in America; Ihe Geneva, or the Breeches Bible of 1060: a copy of the papal bull against Luther, 1520; rare Siamese manuscript*, aud tho valuable and in teresting collection of autograph let from emperors, poets, statesmen, pi dents, soldiers and authors are inclu in this collection.—New York llorah A Sunday Suit. j Mr. Constant Squabbler—"What k of a suit do you think I had better for Sundays? Mrs. C. S.—Well, if juu want one match your usual Sunday dispositi you had better get v pepper and s suit.—Exchange. Fonud, At the drug store, a valuable packa worth its weight in gold. My hair 1 ■topped falling and all dandruff has < Appeared since I found skookum root h grower. Ask your drnggiat about it. California Vinegar Works, 855 Banning; street, opposite soap facte near Alameda and First streets, one-naif W< from electric light works. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 1892. CAMPAIGN FUNDS. How tho Necessary Money Is Raised and Handled for Carrying Elections. During a political campaign tho first and in most cases the chief source of revenue is the assessment of candidates. The amount of these assessments varies in different localities and under differ ent circumstances. A common assess ment in Illinois, for example, iv districts that are not considered especially doubt ful in ordinary elections, is 5 per cent, ©f the annual salary, and it is expected that all candidates, unless there is some special reason for exception, will pay this assessment. However, it not infre quently happens that tho most valuablo candidate for the party is a poor man. who is unable to pay the regular assess ment. In that case, tho committee, tak ing all the circumstances into account, ask him to pay what seems reasonable, or ho may be even entirely exempted from assessment, as in the case of a crippled candidate for couuty recorder in 'Indiana in 1880. A wealthy candi date, who can well afford to pay more, is sometimes assessed a lump sum with out any especial reference to tho salary that he is to receive if elected. In national elections local county com mittees expect to receive money also from the national committee, usually through the hands of the state commit tee. In tho campaign of 1888 the Re publican committee in one county of Indiana received $SOO from the state com mittee, which they supposed, 06 a mat ter of course, catno from the national committee. Iv tho campaign of 1880, iv that same state, the two leading county managers of one cf the parties went to Indianapo lis aud met there a representative from tho national commit tee. They went to his room in the hotel to talk with him regarding funds. When he asked their needs it was replied that they did not come to beg money from the national committee, but that their county stood ready to match dollar for dollar whatever sum he was willing to give them "You're the kind of men I have been wanting to see," replied the gratified rep resentative from New York. "You can have as much money as you want; help yourselves." Ho took down two valises, and threw them open, showing theio packed full of bills. One of the most as tute of New York political managers is of the opinion that while they doubtless took what they needed they failed t. i keep their promise to match the sun ! "dollar for dollar" from their own coun ; ty: but they did keep their word. I Another source of revenue, and one that is much larger than we should ex -1 pect, if we did nut consider tho great en thusiasm that a close campaign arouses, is voluntary contributions. I am not speaking here of tiie large sums that are raised by national committees from : wealthy men, especially from those who i feel that they have much at stake in na tional legislation, but the amouut that is I contributed to county and city commit ! tees in local campaigns. In the carn [ paigu of 1888, in the same couuty that 1 received §800 from the national commit ' tee, one little city of 4,000 inhabitants 1 raised $1,200 a day or two before the election, after the assessments had been | collected. The money was given volun | tarily by enthusiastic men. In that cam ! paigu, in that county, some $7,000 was i spent by one party alone.—Professoi j Jenks in Century. An Apple Tree's Hoots. For the purpose cf erecting a suitable monument in honor of Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, his pri vate burying ground was searched for himself and wifo. It was found that everything had passed into oblivion. The shape of the coffins could bo traced only by the carbonaceous matter. Tho rusted hingeiS and nails and a round wooden knot remained in one grave, while a siuglo knot of braided hair was found in the other. Near the graves stood an apple tree, [ from which fruit had been gathered ' each year and eaten. This had sent | down two main roots into the very pres j ence of the coffined dead. Tho larger ' root, pushing its way to the precise spot occupied by the skull of Roger Wil liams, had made a turn aa if passing around it, and f oilswed the direction of the backbone to the hips. Here it di vided into two branches, sending one along each leg to the heel, where both turned upward toward the loes. One of these roots formed a slight crook at the knee.i, which made the whole bear a striking resemblance to the human form. —New York World. Making Ghost Photographs. Photographers, and especially ama teurs, bave given much attention to tho production of spirit photographs, and many suggestions have been made as to tho best mode of securing effective pic tures. A prominent operator states that he has obtained excellent results by set ting up the camera and focus in the ordinary way ou a person wrapped in a Bheet or other suitable covering and plac ing the clothed spirits lightly out of focua against a dark background, giving a short exposure and then capping the lens. If the real sitter is then placed in the center of the focusing screen and given an ordinary exposure a material ized angel will be visible ou the develop ment of the photo.—Pittsburg Dispatch. Increase of Voting Population. Between 1680 and 1890 the eligible voting population in the United States increased 32 per cent. The ratio of growth was smallest in Maine and Ver mont, and largest iv Nebraska, Minne sota, Oregon, Florida, Kansas and the Life lusiirnnco for Women. A feature of life insurance in the west is the growing inclination of women to take out endowment policies that they may have an income to fall back upon when old age overtakes them. This, it 6eems, is the motive of most women who insure themselves. Occasionally one of them insures her life for the benefit of heirs, but such a practice is rare among those who are compelled to work for a liv ing. Not many years ago a woman who took out an insurance policy was thought to be unusually "progressive," but now adays she may carry a heavy risk with out exciting much comment. A well known Milwaukee heiress. Miss Lizzie Plankiuton, has her life insured for $;!0,000, and the wife of a prominent Chicago insurance man pays premiums on a policy of $50,000. An incident of tho extension of tho business among women is naturally the appearance of female agents iv competition with men. In Milwaukee there are two young wom en who make a comfortable living as in surance solicitors, and they find many patrons in their own sex.—New York Post. Several suburbs of New York have found a substitute for progressive eucher in progressive conversation. The game originated in the fertile brains of two women, who, owing to their inability to "take a hand" in the prevalent pastime, invariably found themselves ou the rag ged edge in all village social gathering*, Ono -was a minister's wife, who could not play from principle; the other was constitutionally unable to learn the sci ence of any card game. They put their heads together, and the progressive con versational party is the result. The limit is six tables: four persons sit at each. A daintily decorated card, bearing on one side tho number and on the other twelve questions, is laid on each table. Four minutes' discussion of each question is allowed every guest. By the time the six tables have ex changed every question will have been discussed by every guest. Each table votes upon the best conversationist, and the aggregate of votes declares the victor, to whom a prize is awarded. Something: New in Serving; Fish. A fish napkin is a novelty. It is a square of liven about twenty inches across. There is ;■. border of drawn work or hemstitching, and the corners aro em broidered in seaweeds or meshes of fish net, in which arc entangled fishes or crabs. The cloth is laid over the dish, and the fish is placed on this with tbe corners folded over. This, however, is not liked by many ladies, who place the cloth over the platter; then set a dish, a size smaller, on that, in which is the fish to be served; then the corners are turned over all. This Bares very serious soiling of tho cloth, which is always an offense to delicate sensibilities.—New York Ledger. Surah the First. Surely never was any one so versatile as Sarah Bernhardt, Her last craze is fishing, and no obstacles will prevent her indulging in the sport. 1 literally shivered when 1 read of the great ac tress, who always looks so terribly deli cate, being interviewed on a pouring wet day as she sat in a punt fishing. Mme. Bernhardt announced her inten tion of returning to London for a season early next year, when she hopes to ap pear iv both of the new historical dramas which are being written for her. The heroines aro the unhappy queens, Mary, queen of Scots, and Marie Antoinette. — London Cor. Philadelphia Telegraph. Unlike the Dutch Process II No Alkalies Other Ciiemicals (ml |i i h are usea tn tft * fill ' il'il P re P aratiotl °f Breakfast Cocoa, which is absolutely pure and soluble. It has more than three times the strength of Cocoa mixed with Starch, Arrowroot or Sugar, and is far more economical, costing less than one cent a cup. It is delicious, nourishing, and easily DIGESTED. 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Xt h.-Q been given in thousands pf cases, and In every instance a perfeot cure has fol ;owcd. It never Falls. Tho t,yatera once impregnated with tho Speoifle.it becomes en utter impossibility For*the Honor appetite to crist. »t)l,l>RN M'ECIKIO Oil.. ITop'ra. Clnelnnst!. O. 43-pavre. boo. of particulars free. 'Vo t>o had of F. W. BRAUN &, CO.,| Druggists, H. OSRMAIN I Los Angeles, Cal! NOTICE TO CREDITORS. TT'STATK OF If. J. WICKB, DECEASED. JCi Notice to creditors. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned ad ministratrix of the estate of M. J. Wicks, de ceased, to the creditors of, and all person* hav ing claims against tbe said deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers within tea months nfter the first publication of this no tice, to the said administratrix, at room 5 of the Maxwell block, coiner of Court House and Main stree s. la the tity of Los Angeles, the same being the place for the transaction of the business of said estate in said county of i.os Angeles. SARAH A. WICKS, .'..lministratrix of the estate of M. J. WicXt:, de ceased. Los Angeles, Oct. 28, 1892. M. L. Wicks, attorney for s-id administratrix. 10-29—8 at. 4t. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. ESTATE OFJHNNIK L. WICK 3, DECEASED. Notice to Creditors. Notice ia h reby given by the undersigned, executor of the last will and testament of Jtn nle L. Wicks, deceased, to ihe creditors of aud all persons having claims against the raid de ceased to exhibit tbem, with the nece-sary vouchers, within ten months after the first pub lication of this notice, to the said executor, at the office of M. L. Wicks, room 5, Maxwell block, corner of Court House and Main streets, in the city of Los Angeles, the same being the place for the transaction of tbe bu-iuess of bald estate, iv said county of Los Angeles. F. A. BEKLIN, Executor of the last will and testament of Jen nie L. Wicks, deceased. Los Aneeles, October 28, 1892. M. L. Wickß, Atiornev for said Executor. 10 29-Sat 4t CERTIFICATE OF COPARTNERSHIP OTATE OK CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOB 17 Aneeles. is. We, the undersigned, do hereby certify that we are partners transacting business ill tbis -tate at the city of Los Angeles and county of I.os Angeles, under tbe firm name and style of the "I.os Anvcles Soap Company;" that the names in fuil of all the members of snch part in rship are John Alb rt l'ortbmann and John J. Bermn, and that the places of our respec lye residences are set opposite our respective names hereto subscribed. In witm 8- whereof we have hereunto set our bunds, this 2d day of November, A D. 1892. Name. Residence. John Albert Korthmann I.os Angeles, Cal. J .huJ. Bergiu Los Angeles, Cal. Bt»U of California. County ol Los Angeles, ss. On this 2d day of November, in the year of our Lord o-e thousand c ghl hundred and ninety-two, before me, Henry E. 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This material is fire proof, has a beautiful tint, and can be washed without Injury. Office: 130 W. Second street Tel. 38. •:■ Yard; »3P N. Vain street. Tel. 1047 OT<> ! S. CONRADI, im b~mW OPTICIAN, 121 and 123 North Spring Street, Corner Franklin. WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER. Watches, C'ocko and Jewelry carefully repaired and warranted. Klue Dlamo d Betting a speciilty nyn lyi O signs i signs i B I 1%l MB. WM. MKROELL, late of Omaha, Meb., ■ H -«■ - I ml is now located with OIVJI 1 O G. STROMEE, 2 ; B oSh t BT For rapid work, low prices and modern styles, a sharo of your patronage Is solicited. Card Signs Muslin Signs. Wire Signs, Brass Signs, Bigns of every description. DKSmOR«IIO CITY NOMINKB^__^ S~ BOWAN,, BEtfULAR DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOE MAYOR. JOHN »' HAN" SI.OK, (of An lerton <fc Chanslor) REGULAR DEMOCRATIC NOMINEB FOR COUNCILMAN. FOURTH WARD. - rpHOMAS WEIS9. REGULAR DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR COUNCILMAN. SEVENTH WARD. JOHN BRINK, I A \ REGULAR "* ib . DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TOR OITY LIOK'LSS \ND TAX COLLECTOR J H. DOCKWEILER, BEGULAB DEMOCBATIC AND PEOPLE'S PABTY NOMINEE FOB CITY ENOINEBB. ORFILA, BEOULAB DEMOCBATIC NOMINEE TOR OITY CLEBK. Draßi, BEOULAB DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOB COUNCILMAN SECOND WABD. M. NICKELL, REGULAR DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR COUNCILMAN FIRST WARD. JOHN D. BCHIECK, BEGULAB DEMOCBATIC NOMINEE FOB CITY AUDITOR. £JRURY A. WATSON, BEGULAB DEMOCBATIC NOMINEE FOR DKMOCRATIO OITT SOMIMKB. MILLER. BEGULAB DEMOCBATIC NOMINEE FOR CITY ATTOBNEY. J£ 8. IRYIN, BEOCLAB DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR COUNCILMAN NINTH WARD. QEORGE D. FXB3ELL, REGULAR DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR COUNCILMAN SIXTH WARD. JOHN T. GAFFEY, " REGULAR DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE F"R COUNCILMAN EIGHTH WARD. CITY NOW I NICKS. H. TJ£AL», REGULAR REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOB CITY AUDITOR. CHAS. A. LBOKENBAOH, (Deputy City Clerk). BE9ULAB REPUBLICAN NOMINEB Mn CITY OLBRX. JOHN W. HINTON. (Incumbent), BEGULAB REPUBLICAN NOMINE* FOB CITY ASSESSOR. JOHN Q. TUFTS, REGULAB REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOE MAYOR. D. WADE. ~~~ —- REGULAB BEPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOB CITY LICENSE AND TAX COLLECTOR. J£ T. WRIGHT, — —. REGULAB BEPUBLICAN NOMINEE for city engineer. shoultkrs, '"' A. ' REGULAB REPUBLICAN NOMINEB FOR CITY TREASURE*. 3CKHOLDERS' MEETING. E OF MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS ol J M. Griffith Co is hereby given that a meeting • tnekholders of the J. M. Griffith. has been called, by order of the board tors of said company, to be held on day of December, 1892. at 10 a.m., at ioi the ompauy, on Alameda sireet, ity of Los Angeles, county of Loa An tic of California, for the purpose of ing the caplttl stock of said corpora io authorized by the stockholders at i»g from $400,000. the preaent oatii of said company, to $150,000, thereby he capital stock 950,000 less than at itlOt T.E.NICHOLS. Secretary.