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CITY AND COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER.
FIUDAY DEC. SB, IST4.
TERMS OF ADVERTISING.
OMR DOLLAR per Square often lines, first
Insertion, and twkntv-pivk cents parßtjhorc
fnreach subsequent insertion.
LOS AMCELE3 TEMPERATURE.
Following Is the temperature for I he week
ending Deceinbei -Jllh, I*7l,as taken from Cas
ella's Registering Thermometer, |,y Thomas
Hnr.Ti, theLrslgj^Green Meadows, boa Ange
les:
tiikhiiomi i in: BAB.
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Friday. Dec. 18th 07 2."> -10 20:H0
Saturday, '• |Stn R 27 45 v<t:s2
Sunday, " With 05 28 •Ni<. 1 ...2!>:7f>
Monday, " 21st til .(2 -IS 2!t;8!l
Tuesday " '_-J,| 07 ;fj t9U...W:7t
Wednesday, " tiki 71 2s \9%...3»in
Thnnd»y, « nth us 32 is 1 20:82
LOCAL BREVITIES.
No paper to-morrow morning.
The District Court adjourned yester
day until Monday, January 26th, lsTo.
The Ventura will leave Wilmington
for Stilt Francisco Sunday morning.
The Alteon satis from Wilmington
for Panama to-morrow.
The roof is being constructed on the
Postof&ce building.
Railroad connection with Anaheim
to-morrow.
Lota of eonntry cousins were in the
city yesterday.
Little Mac's minstrels at Merced
Theater this afternoon and to-night.
The reported killing at Pananiinl
1 acka continuation.
Wells, Fargo & Co.'s office will be
open this morning from S to It) A. M.
The members of the M. E. Church
South have a Christmas re-union at
Luck's Ball to-night.
Clarice, infant daughter of Rev. Mr.
Mason and wife, died at Los Nietos a
few days ago.
Mayor Heaudry has purchased forty
six lots on the Johnson tract, Alameda
street, for $4,000,
fbe Christmas festival of the Pres
byterians comes oil* to-night at Tem
plar Hail.
Federal, State, county and city offi
cials will net he found at their offices
to-day.
Prank Bacon and Miss Mary Cooper
were mode one at San Gabriel last
nitrht.
Streets crowded last night and busi
ness exceedingly active in all depart
ments of trade.
One thousand, live hundred and
eiglity sacks of corn were shipped
from Downey yesterday.
Mr. Cupas, next to the Pico House,
litis everything in the toy line for sale
.yheap. His stock is very huge.
'tlie Ventura arrived from San Fran
clsewesterday with 580 tons of freight
aiu' luO passengers.
<Tie bark Harrison and schooner
'ora, willi lumber for J. G. Jackson,
arrived yesterday.
Shall the depot be removed or re
main where it Is?-—The question wax
es hotter day by day.
The Public Library will be closed
this day and evening. Cause.Christ
inas.
The Orizaba will arrive from San
Francisco this morning and sail for
San Diego. Passengers lor that port
will leave here at lt)j A. M.
The Fort street Methodists had a
delightful festival last night The
children received substantial tokens
that tlie 'Joyous season" is at band,
A physician from Albany, N. V.,
died last night at the Pico House, of
consumption. He was too far gone to
receive any benefit from this semi
tropical climate.
La Cronioa of yesterday is wrathy
over the condition of the railroad track
on upper Main street, denouncing it as
a public nuisance, and urging the City
Council tf> have tlie same abated.
Prepare for the grand New Year's
ball to be given by the Turn-Veieins
at their Hall, on New Year's eve.
Among tlie attractions will be a large
Christmas Tree and New Year's gifts
Tickets for gentlemen and ladies ?2 00.
Tlie Hoard of Supervisors met, yes
terday. After allowing the bills of
Hayes & Polliemus and Win. Barce,
for work on bridges, they adjourned
until the first Monday in January.
Tlie quicksilver discoveries in the
mountains to tlie north and west of
San Fernendo are causing great ex
citement. Many new discoveries, ex
ceedingly rich, are reported.
Mrs. Lamasney has opened a dress
making establishment, upstairs in tlie
White House, corner Commercial and
Los Angeles streets. We recommend
her to all who desire cutting, fitting
and making in tlie best style of the
art.
B. H. Twombly, of Leavenworth,
Kansas, recently of Colorado Springs,
Colorado, an old editor of tlie Missouri
valley and an able writer on economic
geology, is in this city, with tlie in
tention of making his home here. He
will report upon tlie geology of the
county, and especially its economic
geology—with reference to coal, min
erals, etc.
Christmas services will be held in
the Episcopal Church tills morning at
half past ten o'clock. The Rev. Win.
H. Hill will preach a sermon appro
priate to tlie day, and good music by
tlie very ellicicnt choir may lie expect
ed. The church has been beautifully
decorated with evergreens and mot
toes. Seats free, and all, particularly
visitors to the city, are cordially in
vited to attend.
Detective Officer End I Harris has
just recovered a valuable watch, lost
some six weeks ago by Air. It. M.
Town, who resides near the city. A
twelve-year-old boy found it and hid
it—at the instigation of his parents,
he says. Harris gave the equivocat
ing youngster such a lecture that at
last he acknowledged the corn and
gave up the watch. The man paid
the dishonest lad $10—much to the
detective's disgust.
THE MISTLETOE IN AMERICA.
" Piulcr the mistletoe bough;"
Not in the fnr-awny British Idea,
Hut here, in the West, It is glimmering now—
An exile from honieof I hue thousand miles;
Ami the leaves are as darkly fresh and green
And t IS berries as crisply \vn\cn-\vhile,
As the* show to-night, in so many a sc. ne
In Old England's halls of light.
Quiet H hangs on the wall
Or pendant droops limn the chandelier,
As it never a mischief or harm could tall
Prom its modest intrusion, there or here!
And yet, how ninny a pulse It has fired —
How many a lip made nervously bold.
When youthful revel went on.mitlrtd,
In the I'lli isl mas days of old!
The lover's heart might be low,
And the love of his lady very high,
Willi HOOUS herinmosl heart to know
Or the riddle to read id' I he haughty eye;
Hut, under the mistletoe fairly cauglit,—
What maiden coyness or pride could dare
To tan from the kisses, as sudden as thought
And ardent as waiting prayer?
"<"<•*/ In prrmivri )Mix </ni ronlr .'"
So they say iv another tar-away land;
And, otic kiss given, more fo!low, ns fruit,
As tin' dullest can easily understand;
And I hen, of the cud to come; w ho knows,
Save the village bells and I he welcome priest
And the sister-maidens, with cheeks like the
Who assist at the bridal least ? [rose,
Ifethinko, if the ■ ham rook gieen
Is the leaf sodeartoan Irish hearl,—
To the mistletoe-berry's silver sheen [pari;
England's love has been growing no minor
And greenly its stifl-set leaves have twineu
Round many a Icndeicst hrldal-nest,
since that saddest of tales all hearts snshrined
In the lav of the "Old Oak Chest."
Wh it matter If centuries long
Have hidden a part of the myster deep
That lay in the Druid's re-echoing song,
When it glistened in stonehenge's mighty
T heap ?
For enough still remain* to make sure the
truth
That it,.symb.ded Ihe great Perennial Good,
Andthey saw from its Joints springing End
less Youth
That the force of I lie Ages withstood.
Utile sprig from the mother land !
It Is cosy and pleasant to have you here.
When the festive and lonely wailing stand
On the verge of their varying Christmas
cheer.
Though wo cannol transplant your pride of
growth
Any more than the hawl home — way ward
and coy,
You can give us, still, the Old English troth
And a thought of Old English joy.
lln! wind? Do the leaves grow dim ?
Do i ml while waxen berries wither and fleet
Ere even ihe Doles of the Christmas Hymn
Float o'er the hush of the silent street ?
Hul even if so, may kind Heaven I'm fend
Thai ( he omen shall fade lioni heart or brow,
Ol that truth to lover, that fealty to friend,
Ever typed by the inlstletoe-bouffhl
— From 't'ln- AUUne fur Jhc'cmbrr.
MY CHRISTMAS REVENGE.
I do not think there is any need of
my explaining how it happened, that
1, who when born had expectations of
quite a fair fortune, should have found
myself, when womanhood came, ob
liged to earn my daily bread. But so
it Wits; and in one of the large sewing
machine emporiums (no matter which
one) of a leading American city, I held
a position as teacher for several years.
My duties were very monotonous;
but I used to extract a considerable
amount of interest and amusement,
while engaged in giving instruction,
from learning the-histories—and they
were very varied —of my scholars. If
the proverbial cup of tea unlocks the
female tongue, 1 found that a lesson
on the machine, an initiation into the
mysteries of setting a needle, winding
a bobbin, and regulating a tension
were even more conducive to commu
nication. Ido not wish to appear
egotistical; but J must confess to
quite a dower which I seemed to
possess of gaining the confidence of
my pupils,through my habit of taking
an interest in them; also that I was
very fond of an "ower true title;" per
haps some malicious critic would call
my propensity by r.o higher name
than female curiosity.
Even now, though time has brought,
its changes to me, and I no longer
haunt the old familiar places, I often
find myself recalling one and another
among the many romances and stories
in which I figured as an interested
and sympathetic listener, and occa
sionally an unsuspected actor.
The present recollection always
comes back to me at the Christmas
time; and therefore when the season
rolls around again, with it merriment
and cheer, its mistletoe and holly, its
written and unwritten tragedies and
comedies of life, I feel like recounting
it to others.
The position of instructress brought
me almost entirely iv contact with my
own sex. Sometimes I had n male
pupil—one of a mildly mechanical
turn, who would wish to become fa
miliar with the machine, so as to be
able to assist some wife or sister; but
the instruction-room, as a rule, was
usually quite free from frequent visits
of the sterner sex.
During the Fall of a special year T
became conscious, however, that a
certain Mr. Harry Lee, a gentleman
whom I knew to be an intimate ac
quaintance of one of my employers,
and whose face was quite well known
to all in the establishment, began to
occasionally drop Into my department
and look on during instruction hours.
He was very pleasant and gentleman
ly in his manners, and gave as excuse
for the interest he took, that he was a
born Yankee and therefore very fond
of inventions.
Although there were other teachcr,s
I discovered that he lingered most fre
quently in my vicinity, and seemed
more interested in my conversation
than that of my companions. I was
young at the time, and no doubt had
the usual desire of my sext to please.
I felt flattered, perhaps, at his respect
ful attention, and took particular
pains to make my observations on
■'what I knew about sewing-ma
chines" as intelligent as my limited
powers permitted. He soon became a
frequent visitor, and sometimes when
business was dull would linger and
converse on other subjects besides the
technicality of the trade. I found that
he was well educated, had traveled
considerably in his own country, and
knew, as they say, " men and things."
His intimate friendship with one of
the iirni prevented any remarks as to
the frequency of bis visits; and he
made the additional apology for possi
ble intrusion, that he was very much
at bis leisure, and sometimes thought
of connecting himself with the busi
ness. I must admit that I was quite
interested in him, and felt pleased
when sometimes lie would bring me
some favorite book about which we
had conversed and exchanged views,
or ask my opinion on some magazine
article that was engrossing public at
tention. I had never given a thought
to liis relations in life —whether he
was married or single; he had simply
been to me a pleasant episode among
my daily labors; and the Hash of his
blue eyes and his frank smile, when
saluting me, I at first considered as
merely among the other usual inci
dents of my daily life.
It was during a somewhat extended
conversation, one day, some weeks
after our lirst acquaintance, that the
thought Hashed across my mind that
be had seen trouble and was unhappy
in connection with his all'ections. liis
opinions of the female sex, 1 discov
ered upon probing him a little, wi re
not very enthusiastic or rose-colored,
Sometimes, when speaking of mar
riage and its relations, I thought his
remarks rather cynical and bitter;
and once he criticised some of my
young and fashionable pupils very se
verely, seeming to have a very poor
opinion of them ns to their uscf v 1 ness
as probable wives and mothers. I
naturally always defended niy sex;
and once when '[ laughingly expressed
my belief that if I ever should see the
woman destined to be his wife, it
WOliM no doubt bo OH of those same
pretty, useless, fashionable creatures,
against whom heraileil BO bitterly—a
look of pain passed across his face,that
set me to thinking that 1 bad touched
a sore spot in his experience.
We became very good friends,
eventually; indeed, I am afraid thai
should I confess to the truth, we in
dulged a little in harmless and pleas
ant MftaMon. ' know that I was al
ways pleased to see him; and I am
sure that he often lingered beside me
in a manner savoring a little of devo
tion. Still this was only on the sur
face; and I grew more and more cer
tain from a melancholy that often pos
sessed him that there was some secret
Connected with his domestic life, of
an unhappy character.
At last from an accidental remark
of one of my employers, I discovered
the "skeleton of his closet." lie was
a married man, but separal td from his
wife. I think that I felt a little pained
at the information; and I certainly
could not help the coldness of my man
ner when next I met him. He saw the
change, and asked with his eyes for an
explanation, though not with his
tongue. Had he taken the latter lib
erty, it is very possible that 1 might
have told him, and then —this story
would never have been written! As it
was, a few hours thoroughly cArtned
mej showed me something of the Im
prudence of which 1 hail been guilty,
in making so close an acquaintance
with a man about whom 1 knew liter
ally nothing; and roused all the
Woman within me, in pride anil a dim
suspicion of revenge.
That revenge was much nearer titan
I could possibly have dreamed; and
unlike most revenges, no sorrow is
entailed by the recollection. But of
thatjanon. Following the discovery,
the first thing 1 did was to enlarge it
by ascertaining particulars—how, is a
matter of no consequence in connec
tion witli this story. . What I addi
tionally discovered, however, is of
consecjuence.
He had married a petted, wayward,
beautiful girl — the only child of
wealthy parents, who had by Inju
dicious management fostered every
weakness of her character. He had
formed her acquaintance, and married
her after a short courtship, while on a
visit to Iter, native town, and after a
few months removed to the city
where he now made his residence.
He had brought her home to
the house of his mother, who, with his
sister, was of the true New England
4ype. They were thorough-going,
practical women, notable house-keep
ers, slightly Puritanical in their be
liefs, and holding very little sympa
thy with youth and inexperience. The
young wife was impulsive, unused to
discipline of any kind, careless, ig
norant of any habits of industry, but
warm-hearted and atloctionate. No
doubt a very troublesome relative to
the staid, methodical women with
whom she took up her residence.
Unfortunately for the wife, also, her
husband had been taught to look up to
his mother and sister as the best of
women, and had fondly fancied that
when his new treasure came under
their control all those little weakness
es,of which he had soon become aware
after marriage, would be cured by their
example and advice. But his san
guine hopes were doomed to early dis
appointment. Instead of his wile
growing docile and yielding, she be
came more willful and Intractable,
rebelled with a high spirit against any
rule, and looked upon her husband
more as a companion witli whom to
enjoy the amusements of fashionable
society, than as a helpmate and friend
with whom to pass through the trials
and cares of life. Still she hada kind
heart and warm atlections, and bad
more love and sympathy been exhib
ited in connection with efforts to
change her habits, and less cold, severe
exactions shown on the part of her
husband's relatives, the result might
have been better for all. At last the
usual result followed. Quarrels be
came of frequent, occurrence; estrange
ment grew up between husband and
wife; and it was only ayear after their
marriage that the young wife, one
day, after a passionate outbreak and
most unhappy scene with herhusband,
left his home and returned to that of
her parents. Here she was not only
received with open arms, but condoled
and sympathized with in her great
injury—a divorce proposed, .and till
cnance of reconciliation destroyed.
Such was the painful story, as I
gathered the particulars —no rare one
in the world, 1 am quite aware, and
yet sad enough as embodying the
wreck of two lives. Perhaps a knowl
edge of the whole softened my pride
toward Mr. Lee a trifle, though it by
no means cured my wounded self
respect or put "me more at cane with
myself. What more acquaintance
might have followed Is uncertain;
perhaps none whatever, under the
changed conditions; nor have I the
Clearest idea how my revenge would
have been accomplished, had 1 not
been favored by new and unexpected
circumstances.
• It was in the month of December
that one very cold and blustering
morning a lady was ushered into tlie
instruction-room by one of the sales
men. She was a young and remarka
bly pretty woman, as 1 discovered at
the first glance, and dressed very be
comingly in the prevailing mode. The
usual remarks that "she was afraid
she would he stupid," and my reas
surance that 1 had taught pupils from
twelve to eighty years of age,and from
Irish Norah to the lion. Mrs. High-
Hyer in position, passed between us;
and then, after feet were comfortably
warmed and gloves removed, the les
son began. Upon the raising of her
veil, as she seated herself, 1 discovered
that her beautiful brown eyes showed
traces of recent tears; and several times
as the lesson proceeded an uncon
sciously drawn long sigh or sob proved
very plainly that she had lately passed
through some strong emotion, and that
nature was kindly restoring the equi
librium.
In the course of the lesson that day
she told me that she was married and
the mother of a little hoy somewhat
over a year old. She hinted at trouble
in connection with her marriage rela
tions, and of late news that badcaused
the past night to be spent very unhap
pily. She seemed low-spirited and
deeply ashamed of her ignorance as
regarded all knowledge of sewing or
tlie construction of the simplest gar
ment. I encouraged ber—told her
that patience and application only
were necessary, as she showed very
good natural abilities and would learn
easily. Hut she replied sadly that sho
was afraid that those were virtues she
had never cultivated, nor even until
lately deemed at all necessary. She
assured me that I could form no idea
how useless and helpless she had been.
She had never liked to SBW, and her
mother had never wished her to do so,
telling her that there were plenty of
poor people who would be glad to do
such labor instead, she hoped I would
not laugh st some of her no doubt tri
lling and silly questions, as she had
never even made a garment of any
kind in her life—not even a little one
for her baby! I laughed good-natured
ly; I could not help if; and told her
that she took too severe a view of her
deficiencies—that there M ere plenty of
other lailies just like her; but she said,
smiling a little mournfully In return,
that If I knew how bitterly aha had
lately begun to understand what an
uneducated woman in useful matters
she was, and how inconvenient she
had found the position, I would not
wonder tit her desire to do belief.
The first lesson was succeeded by
others, for several days following, dur
ing which I learned that she had been
married between two and three years;
that she had always before her mar
riage led a gay and luxurious exist
ence, perhaps because She had never
known of any ot her, her parents being
fashionable butterflies; that she had
passed through a great sorrow, been
very sick when her babe was born, and
now was just beginning to appreciate
some of the realities of life. She con
fessed that if was when recovering
from a sick-bed and among the new
and strange feelings that came with
the birth of her babe, that she had
awakened to the truth and listened to
the promptings, always before ignored,
of Iter more practical nature. That it
was through the advice of a kind
friend who had been with her through
her sickness, that she had purchased a
sewing-machine, the friend Relieving
that ii would be a good beginning in
lief c (Torts to do something useful.'
All this my new pupil did not tell
me in so many words, but it was the
substance of What I gathered by de
grees. I was very much interested
fas usual); antl one day, as she was
leaving, casually remarked that her
htisband was, no doubt, pleased at her
.progress in mastering the mystery.
Then I heard what 1 had almost be
fore suspected, as witli tears rilling
her eyes, she said that she had no
husband, in one sense —that she had
separated from him—that it was her
own fault—an act done by her in hot
anger and rage, but now bitterly re
pented. She indicated that there were
others to blame, but she did not ex
cuse herself; and said that she had
spent the night previous to the day on
which she had taken her first lesson
in great grief from learning that he
was very soon to sail for Europe, and
the thought they wop Id then be ut
terly and forever separated had nearly
driven her to distraction.
I felt very sorry—never more so for
any human being; her repentance
was ■so sincere and her sorrow so hope
less. A dim suspicion had been creep
ing through my mind during this last
refaMon that I had heard a story
something akin to this before, and as
she was about leaving 1 reminded her
that although we were well acquaint
ed as teacher and pupil, I had never
yet heard her name, Apologizing for
her remissness, she handed me a card
as she left the room. I will not say
that I wtis very much surprised, for I
had half guessed the incident by intu
ition,—when I read on the card'l held
in my hand, ".Mrs. Oracle Lee."
Yes! it was Harry Lee's wife who
had been my pupil! A great many
strange feelings were tit work within
my breast during the next ten min
utes. 1 had not seen Mr. Lee for
some time: he had avoided the in
struction-room —a course of conduct
for which 1 bad been thankful. 1 had
heard nothing of his intention of go
it»p; to i'.uroj,,., mill li lt susa it must lie
a new project, very suddenly thought
of. And why? Had my actions any
thing to do with it? 1 felt sorely dis
tressed before 1 had done thinking of
the whole matter; and I might have
been even more so, had I not possessed
ti resource always so dear to women
and children — that of doing sornc
thing.
Now, the rest of this is going to ho
very brief. On my bed that night the
desire to "do something," born of the
necessity, took practical shape, and 1
saw my way to my revenge on Harry
Lee. Dickens' Christmas stories were
then In the height of their popularity;
I bad been fascinated by them and to
their influence and that of the ap
proaching holy season, perhaps, my
plans were chiefly due. 1 hope my
imaginary blushes may be spared,
when I say that to accomplish it I
took occasion to throw myself into
Mr. Lee's way (of course, by apparent
accident) antl that within a week I
had won him back to the instruction
room and the renewal of our friendly
chats, though al such hours (late in
the afternoon) that there wtis no
chance of his meeting his wife. That
I never labored harder with any pupil
than with that willing but nervous
little lady, to enable her not only to
lie proficient tit the machine, but seem
bo. Then that I progressed by mak
ing an appointment with Mrs. Lee, on
some excuse as to my convenience, at
4 o'clock In the afternoon before Christ
mas—(Christmas Eve, at a very early
stage of the anniversary,) —and mean
while gained a reputation for benevo
lence by telling my companions in
teaching that they had better go
homo early and enjoy the gay sights
and sounds presented by the streets in
that festive season. And then that 1
crowned the whole by making another
appointment with Mr. Harry Lee, for
the same place, half an hour later,
having in view the necessity of bring
ing bun unexpectedly upon his wife
at the Very moment when she should
be sewing away at the top of her abil
ity.
Once upon a time I had an extraor
dinary bug that I had captured, under
a glass tumbler for days, to see the
change by which it would become
something else. it effected the
change one night w hen I could not see
it, and 1 was left very little wiser than
before. And I know not much more
about the meeting of Harry Lee and
his wife, over the sewing-machine,
that night before Christmas; as (con
found it !) I felt myself obliged to leave
them alone toget her just at the inter
esting, moment, and they had made it
all up before 1 thought it proper to re
turn!
However, I had my revenge. Mr.
Lee (I wish to be understood aud be
lieved on this point) never flirted any
more with me, however mildly —
" never no more." He went to Eu
rope—but a little later, and took his
wife, leaving his little son with his
notable New England mother, who
was sure to take good care ol bun,
though she might not permit him to
romp too hilariously. They were kind
enough to think tlmfc 1 llutl bee ? ot
service to them; and I was the recipi
ent of certain rings, one of winch
aarry Leo gave me with what I
thought was rather a conscious look,
and the other of which Oracle Lee
gave me with no sbamefaoadness and
a hearty kiss.
] saw them together, and at home
again, In a pretty new home, over
which, taught by some mistakes in
the past, the wife was sole mistress,
apparently very happy, the next
Christmas; and I think that Mrs. Lee.
under some sort of idea that sho owed
the recovery of her husband to her
sewing-machine, looked BBSS] that
useful article as a species of good fairy
and her seat at It as a place of refuge,
and always was to be found sewing
when things went at all crooked in the
household.
My after-acquaintance with them,
nt all events, showed 1 hat t he indolent,
useless antl self-willed wife had be
come the busy, useful M „d gentle one;
and that the husband, who had begun
by misunderstanding her, had come
fully back to his senses and grown
much wiser as to the quality of the
woman with whom he had been la
trusted. And something of this, if not
all of it, was the result of a little flir
tation nipped in the bud and of My
Christ mas Revenge.— From the Aldine
for ])cr>cmbcr.
Special Notices.
Dr. i'aiil M. Brcnan wIH ha in Los Angeles
in a short nine to deliver a course of lecture*
on the Laws of Life and Health. We ellp the
following from the San .lose Mi-rrtiry concern
ing a similar course which the Doctor deliv
ered in that plaoS: "On Thursday- evening
Dr. Brenan delivered an Instructive lecture to
men only, which was largely attended and
highly appreciated. Hy special request of the
ladles Who Attended the lecture on Wednes
day afternoon, the Doctor will deliver another
lecture to their sex this afternoon at 2 o'clock,
His subject will he 'Health, Happiness and
Beauty of Women.' The ladies organ Jose
should turn out and till the Opera House.
To-morrow evening he will deliver his |nal
lecture fbr both sexes. Subject, "The Present
Condition of Society.' The lecture will he free,
delotf
Bancroft & Thaybu, Real Estate Broker*,
No. 21 spring street. City and County Proper
ty Hough 1, Sold and Exchanged. Loans ne
gotiated, money advanced on Real and Per
sonal securities. Publishers ot the Dos Ange
les Heal Estate Reporter. declllf
W. C. ]Iconics & Co.'s
Weekly Stage Dine
Kor Panamlnt,
For passage or packages, enquire of F. We
ber, or corner of Aliso and Alameda Streets,
no\2ltf
New Goods! New Goods! Marxsen
Hros.,of the new variety store, corner of Main
and Third streets, keep constantly on hand
a large variety of Dry goods, Clothing, Gents'
nndetwear, Roots und shoes, Groceries, etc.
A large supply of new goods Just received,and
sold al reasonable rates. All goods ate of I lie
best quality; be auction goods sold by us.—
We respectfully solicit tbo public to examine
Our goods and judge for themselves. Goods
-delivered lo any part of the City free of charge.
oetlltf
ri9_ The tide of immigration is steadily set
ting in, and the nrst thing eastern people do
is to throw away their New York Hats and buy
a new one of Dksmono. They say there Is no
comparison between the two. 2Jio
Go to the Fashionable Tailor, Fitl
patriek, when you want a line suit of clothes.
If you desire recommendation, ask any of
his numerous customers, and you will be
told that " Filz." always does Ids work well—
giving tine work, good material and reasona
ble prices.
For bill posting, distribution of circulars,
programmes, cards, election announcements,
etc., leave orders with R. S. Walker, the only
and regular Hill Poster in the city. Office at
the Star Office, or orders may be left at any of
the printing Offices.
Bowling Alley, Billiard and oyster saloon,
In the basement of the U.S. Hotel building,
formerly occupied by the Cucanioi ga Wine
Depot, a Saloon With a first class stead; of
Wines, Liquors, Cigars, etc., etc , and the best
accommodation for customers. No ohatge
will be made to patrons for the use of Billiard
tables and Alley. A lunch will be served in
the evening. MELCH ERT A STOLL,
novtitf Proprietors.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
NEW RESTAURANT.
rTIHE HAS JUST'OPENED
JI a Restaurant, called Commercial, in the
While House, on Commercial street, when'
he has separate rooms fitted up for ladies and
gentlemen, and where the public will find
tpitci quarters und a Hood meat for 2o cents,
deli) Im H. HOItINKDN.
MUSIC STORE! MUSIC STORE!!
FALKENAU & SCHAD
DESIRE TO INFORM THE PUBLIC
that they have opened a MUSIC STORK
at No. 60 Spring street, where they intend to
keep an assortment, of the newest and most
desirable songs and sheet music for piano,
oi nan, violin, etc., as well ns the most ap
proved Instruction books.
A small butselcel Assortment now on band
and a
LARGE STOCK
Will arrive in a few weeks. Orders from
teachers, singing and orchestral societies
tilled promptly upon advantageous terms.
Address
FADKKNAU .t SCHAD,
deMlm No. 60 Spring Sheet.
HOMES IN LOS ANGELES
FOR SADK HV
(HIGGLES
& BLAND,
REAL ESTATE
— AND —
M() N E V BItOK X 11 S ,
KOOM 15, TEMPLE BLOCK.
WE HAVE lIOUSKS AND DOTS IN THE
city, a large number of vacant lots on
the installment plan, improved farms in the
country,and a large number of small pieces
of land, suitable for homesteads, in and
around the city.
A Horse and Buggy, Free of Charge,
Standi ready for your convenience.
CrIVE US A CALL.
RUGGLES & BLAND.
dolO tf
New Stationery and Book Store.
C. M.~TURNER,
Xo. tit Main St., 3d door north of Lafay
ette Hotel,
HAS opened an. extensive assortment Of
Plat* and Fancy Stationery—
itiuiiU Book*, Albums, Bobool
Muppliesi Oitromos, Ijitbo
urjipli*. l'icture Frames,
Toy - Books, "Vusos,
Which she offers at reasonable prices.
declOtf
Almond Trees.
If\f \i\ LANOUEDOt I ALMOND Trees
,i M H I av< raging seven feet high, lor
sale, on Figueroa street, Hi miles south ol
I'ostotiice. Pricettt per hundred,of la psi
dozen. Also,
1,000 Orange Trees
Fourvears old; and Pepper trees two years
old, ten feet high, at Urn dollars per hundred,
or eight for one dollar. m .*ST EW AI IT.
Los Angeles, Dec. 4th, 1574. "»
LEWIS LEW IN,
SUCCESSOR TO BRODRICK & CO.
At the well known
BOOK AND MUSIC STORE,
SPRING STREET, - adjoining the Post office,
Is offering to his fu'ends and the public in general for
OTIli and ]>EW YEAR.
The finest assortment of Standard
POETICAL and PROSE WORKS,
Juvenile and Miscellaneous Books,
Plain and Musical Work B"\i
Musical Decanters, Writing Desks, Portfoi i
LADIES' AND GENT'S WALLETS,
Guitars, Violins,
AcCORDEONS, BANJOS,
Concertinas, Flutes,
And many other useful articles suitable for presents.
Fine Stationery, Blank Books, Prayer Books, Bibles
And hundreds of other articles, too numerous to mention.
No pains will be spared to meet the wants of the public, and
I hope to merit a fair share of patronage.
LEWIS T^EWIIV.
declSljl
HOLIDAY GOODS!
FISHER & THATCHER,
RETAIL
Manufacturing Jewelers,
WATCHMAKERS
A IST D
OPTICIA2STS,
Have just received a complete new stock of the very
FINEST JEWELRY,
DIAMONDS, WATCHES,
SOLID SILVER WARE,
CLOCKS, SPECTACLES,
— A. IST D —
SILVER PLATED WARE.
A Fine lot of Goods of our own manufacture in stock.
We have unequaled facilities
Manufacturing and Buying,
f^ y l ' l( ' n ' lt,r< ' will sell Fine Goods as
WATCH WORK A SPECIALTY.
fprjr J/jk t ~ ' , '" ! "' r . :lv '"- !! '" a " branches excelledby none
J^^ All 9 oods so,d b Y us •ng«ved free.
FISHER & THATCHER,
67 MAIN STREET, - Los Angeles, Cal.
WITTELSHOEFER & RAPHAEL
(FORMERLY 0. RAPHAEL AND CO.),
REOUENA STREET, OPPOSITE U. S. HOTEL.
DEALERS lIS
X*»ints, Oils, "Varni»lte« t
Brushes, »n«l Glass.
Looking-glass Plates, Walnut, Rosewood and
Gilt Mouldings of all Styles and Sizes.
PICTURES FRAMED AT SHORTEST NOTICE & AT LOWEST RATES
AGENTS yort THE
California Chemical Paint Company.
LIL*EIt.AL INDUCF.MKNTS OFFERED
TO inys.ini 13
PAINTERS AND COUNTRY DEALERS.
( LA.ISSTIt3D O N HOTEL,
>I;iin Sti*«?ot, Low A.iijgelois.
A First-class House - - J. A. BROWN, Proprietor.
•r H J'- HI. Hi BPINO AI»AItT M V N T M
Are large »tul well ventilated, and In the best possible eon ill lion.
THE TABLE ALWAYS SUPPLIED WITH THE BEST OF THE MARKET
No e-pense will l>> spare 1 * to make the Hotel equal to any on the Coast. a36-tr-5

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