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CITY AND COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. SUNDAY DEC. '27, 1874. TERMS OF ADVERTISING. Off li HOLLAR per Square often Hues, first Insertion, ami twi.nty-fivk cents per Square uncu ll subsequent Insertion. I'OSTAI. CD VNOKS. The following postal changes went Into op eration, .Inly Ist,, lH7t: All publications are Tree ol postage to Subscribers in the county in which they are published. Books and pack ages of merchandise, to the weight of rour pounds, can Ik- sent by mail at the rate or one cent for every two ounces or fraction over. Tied packages may ho entirely enclosed. Soma portion or sealed packages must he opened lor inspection. LOCAL BREVITIES. The Ventura sails for San Francisco to-day. Michael Reese, the great San Kran cisco money king and the richest man in the State, is visiting Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Guards are making preparations for a social on New Years' night. E. W. Moore, agent for a number of Bteel and manufacturing firms of Pittsburg and Cedar Falls, Pa., is in the city. Lost, a few days ago, just this side of the Ban Gabriel river, tlie outside case of a gold watch. The finder will please leave ii at the Hukai.ij office. We learn that a Mexican living in the southern part of the city acciden tally shot, himself yesterday, but we have been unable lo gather the particulars. The only business iv the Courts yes terday was tlie ease of O'Donnell vs. Matthesias before Judge O'Molveny, iv which a judgment was rendered In favor of the plaintill for $"><) and costs. Next Monday evening Merrill liodge, No. 209, I. O. G. T., will cele brate the seventh anniversary of the founding of the lodge hy a grand so cial. We have requested numerous par ties to furnish information for our Ist of January review. An immediate response will prove of great conven ience. The Clenega school closed on last Wednesday, and the prizes were awarded by ballot. The first was taken by Miss Ella Gird and the second by Leha Cottle. Los Angeles Lodge No. 42, F. & A. M., will install their officers for the ensuing Masonic year tit 2 P, M. to day. Pentalpha Lodge, No. 202, and all Master Masons iv good standing are cordially invited. Colonel M. N. Johnson, of the Cali fornia Military Academy, Oakland, and Professor J. N. Haskins, Principal of Golden Gate Academy, also of Oakland, are spending a two weeks' vacatioa in the city. We were favored on Friday night with a smart shower and the sky was cloudy yesterday with a sprinkling of rain. The farmers and stock men need rain badly, and we hope it will now be given them in full measure. Dr. Rives of Downey informs us that the ball given at Gallatin on Christmas Eve was a fine affair, Most of the gay lads and lassies of Nietos were present and enjoyed themselves to the full limit of the law circum venting human happiness. Mr. Fisher, editor of the Wilming ton Enterprise, passed his Christmas in Los Angeles. He is greatly elated over the bright prospects of his town, and tlie truth is that Wilmington has a bright prospect in the immediate future. Mr. R. C. Foy informs us that he found a Henry rifle ball in his house the other morning, which had been shot through the window on the night previous. It was doubtless the work of some careless person, but, inten tional or not, such visitors through tlie window are not pleasant. A special meeting of Orange Grove Encampment, No. 31, I. O. O. F., will be held on Tuesday evening next, for the purpose of conferring degrees and the transaction of other important business. All members are requested Lo be present. The Christmas Tree for the Sunday School of the Episcopal Church will dispense its fruit to the little ones to morrow (Monday) evening, at the church. The exercises, consisting of music by the school and several of our well-known amateur vocalists, read ings, etc., will commence a 7 o'clock. All interested will be on baud in sea sou. Col. Bob. Wood, of Missouri, is at tlie Clarendon. During the war be commanded the 13th Missouri Regi ment (Confederate) and also served as A. D. C. on Gen. Sterling Price's staff. He was iv the van from first to last and never had the luck to be sick enough to miss a tight. He did as hard fighting and just as much of it, as any man in the Confederate army. The following is the list of passen gers per steamship Wm. Tabor, which sailed last Friday for Wilmington: L Nouman, T W Goddard, Mrs Dares and daughter, H Bourliee, Master Da vis, Mrs O M Jones, Capt Sarals, Miss Reiss, W N Crane, jr, J M Jones, Jas Winter, A S Canady, Jas Orendorlf, R W Green, J H Stinard and wife, J Endy, wife and 3 children, J W North and sou, G N Deonard, E P Moody and wife, Mrs E de Celis. The First Presbyterian Church held a very pleasant social at Oood Tem plars' Hall on Christinas evening. One of the features of tlie affair was a Christmas tree loaded witli presents for each of the 103 scholars of the Sunday Hohook Among the presents was an elegant ebony and rosewood writing desk, accompanied by a gold pen and pencil, the gift of the Congre gation to their pastor, Rev. A. White. A fine silver watch and chain fell to tlie lot of one of the boys and numerous other expensive presents were In the list. Altogether tlie social was most enjoyable for all who at tended. Christmas Feslfvittcs —M. E. Church South. There was a merry Christinas gath ering at Leek's Hall on Friday eve ning. Tho entertainment was gotten up by the Southern Methodist Church for tho Sunday School children. The whole affair was done up in a style just to suit children. All restraint was thrown off* and the big folks all came down to the capacity of the little ones, all entering Into tho amusement which annihilated the distinction of age and size. It is good for older people to play child once in a while; it increases the sunlight iv their face. In lieu of the old-fashioned Christ* mas tree, there was a curtain hung across the corner of the room, the top of which was about rive feet high. The presents for tho children were placed behind this curtain ami the whole was called the fish-pond. The fish-pole and line was put in the hands of a little fellow, who was instructed to drag his hook and line over into the pond and when he got a bite to jerk. What excitement and anxiety, while the little fisherman was waiting for a bite! A hundred little eyes were watching that pole; by-and-by the bite, then tlie jerk and out came tho little bundle. ft proved, perhaps, a dog—a real beauty—and tho next one a lovely doll; then out came a pocket knife, and all was excitement. This Qshlrrg lasted nearly an hour. Then came the supper, when all the little folks were seated at the table first, and the older ones waited All enjoyed the evening with a gusto and went away calling it a merry Christmas indeed. Vernon School. Vernon School District, heretofore almost unknown, we think, from the advancement It has mttde In the past year and a half, deserves notice. Tbusday, the 24th Instant, was the closl ng day for a vaeat ion of five weeks. Quite a gathering of patrons and friends was present to witness the ex ercises. Miss Voletta Ellsworth and Miss Flora Babcook furnished music on the organ for the occasion, com mencing with a greeting song. This was followed by an introductory piece by Jay Ellsworth, a lad of nine years, when music, speaking, compositions, declamations and the reading of the "Vagabonds" by the teacher closed te exercises. Mr. Ellsworth then being called upon evaded a Speech, but expresseda'.desire for the best of school privileges. He also, for the Hake of amusement, pro posed the question whether the present teacher should be retained in the fu ture, and (jailed [bran expression from the school. "Ayes" were heard from the patrons before the question was put to the children, and it was plainly manifest that there was no thought of changing teachers. Mr. H. Brewer oml J. (J. A. Stanley followed with appropriate remarks in favor of the school. All present seemed to enjoy the occasion. Everything spoke as proof that H. J.Morgan holds a first grade; certificate and controls the school witli remarkable tact. A Pleasrnt Time 9.1 the Orizaba. Enrroit Hkkai,i>: After a sumptu ous Christmas dinner on the steam ship Orizaba, December 25th, 1874, the passengers assembled in the saloon and organized by calling Michael lteese to tlie chair. On motion of B. C. Whiting, a com mittee of three was appointed to draft a resolution of thanks to Capt. H. J. Johnson, whereupon the chair ap pointed B. C. Whiting,of Los Angeles; Major Thomas A. Ball of San Francis co, and P. V. Denster, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as such committee. A few minutes after, B. C.Whiting as Chair man reported on behalf of the commit tee the following resolutions: Resolved, That the passengers on the Orizaba desire to express their sin cere thanks to Capt. H. J. Johnston for his uniform courtesy, and urbanity of manners, for his skilful seaman ship, and for his generous hospitality, in setting before them a sumptuous Christmas dinner, to smooth the dis appointment and soften the regrets of those wdiose seats at home bad been made vacant at the festal board, on Christmas day. lit solved, that wo appreciate the kind attentions of Capt. Johnson's of ficers and men during the entire trip of the Orizaba from San Francisco to San Pedro. (Signed.) B. C. Whiting, Chni'n. I Thomas A. Ball. \ Com. P. V. Denster. J In presenting these resolutions Mr. Whiting said it was but a small token of the esteem in which ('apt. Johnston was held by the passengers, aud he re gretted that lie could not present to that estimable gentlemen, some more substantial token of friendship and es teem as a Cliristmas gilt. But as the worthy Chairman of the meeting of passengers, as well as some of their committee, were some what impecunious,and could not be ex pected to present an elegant gold watch set in diamonds, ho should fondly hope that Capt. Johnston would at some future period be in tlie last two lines of somejwell considered will; or perchance In a codical thereto. If not, then, he should certainly hope that his friend Johnson would find a blessing recorded for him in the high Courts of Heaven. The resolutions were unanimously adopted the ladies all voting 'aye' witli a proud appreciation of their rights to exercise the right of election franchises. Passengers. Coal vs. Wood. I have often been asked, " Which is tlie cheaper fuel, coal or wood ?" During the past month I have tested the matter to my entiro satisfaction. I keep two cook-stoves, same size and same make; they are used the same time every day and kept at about the same head ****** B ivin g me the best possible chance to determine the question of economy. I paid for one cord of wood or two small loads, $14; I paid for coal $10. The wood gave out on the twenty-fifth day and the coal on the twenty-seventh day. My estimate is that tnere is a saving of at least 40 percent, in using coal. And all bought of I. B. Ferguson, corner Spring and Court streets. 1 ° \ B. hi Peel. If you desire to purchase the best pianos for the lowest prices go to Patrick's, No. 60 Hpring street, and buy a Pecker, Dunham or Emerson piano. 22 lw SUNDAY READING. [Selected for Sunday's HERALD.] TRUST IN GOD AND PERSEVERE. Itrother, Is life's morning clouded, Has the sunlight ceased lo shine, Is the earth In darkness shrouded, Wouldsl thou at thy hit repine ? Cheer Up, broiher! let thyvision Ixiok above; see light Is near— Soon will come the next transition; "Trust In Cod and persevere." llrother! have life's hopes receded; Hast thou sought Its Joys In vain t Friends prove false when sorely needed. Foes rejoicing in thy pnin 1 Cheer up, brother!—there's a blessing Waiting for thee—never fear; Foes forgiving, sins confessing, "Trust In Ood and persevere." Brother! things around are calling Willi OnIUM voice, be strong! Though the wrongs of earth be galling They must lose weir strength ere long. Yes, my brother, though life's troubles ltrive thee near to dark despair, Soon 'twill vanish like a bubble— "Trust in Hod and persevere." Unconscious Influence. Let the wings of fancy bear our thoughts back through many ages, till they rest upon a scene in the city of Jerusalem. Without pausing before the magnificent temple, let us enter the gloomy cell in which Peter slept; with astony floorfora pillow,as bound with iron, he lay, only waiting for the dawning morn to bo led forlh and murdered by the king. So deep is the dreamer's sleep, that be is all uncon scious that an angel's footsteps are drawing near, and that the.stony walls of the cell which bad never seen a sunbeam are ablaze with light that shines from the presence ot tlie celes tial messenger. Suddenly, iie is awakened by the touch of the angel's hand. Bewildered with the radiant light cast upon him, he hears a voice commanding—"Arise, gird thyself "—"bind on thy sandals" —"cast thy garments about thee"— "follow me." Uncenscious of the in fluence that is being wielded over him, he obeys each command, never once ceasing to gaze with dazzled eyes at the stranger. Thinking not of the wondrous events that are passing, but bewildered and wondering he follows the angel guide through the iron gates, as one in a dream, till he finds bim solf/ree lit the streets of the Holy City, where, upon the morrow, the fanatical populace will clamor in vain for their victim. In these times of ours, we have no visible angelic visitations, ho path way of light reachingfronveartfl to heaven, with augel bands passing to ami fro,to guide us, by their heavenly influence, safely through life's perilous journey. Hut we erring ones of humanity exer cise a mighty influence over those about us, or "sadder far than death*" for. "Many a shaft al random sent, Fin.ls murk the arcliur lit 110 incanl! And many a word at ramlmn wpoken, May soothe, orwnuml.a heart that's broker), This power is a gift of heaven* am) as well might we strive to gather the sands of the seashore, as well strive to hind the free winds, or stop the wild flashings of Niagara, as to prevent the unconscious power that each moment, is swaying our destiny. Long after we sleep under the sod of the valley, the chords which our unconscious fin gers have touched will vibrate. This inlluence of ours may be a harp of sweetest melody, making glad the heart of tho world, or it may cause only discord, and awaken the passions of mankind to tempestuous strife and hatred, just as the possessor wills. "It is like the rod of Moses, that was ci ther an instrument of woe or a pana cea to banish evil from the land, as the inspired will of its grand master determined." Many years may flow into the ocean of eternity ere we find that our course upon the tide of life casts any light or shade upon those around us. It is, as the poet thinks, like standing upon the green sward to shoot an arrow into the air—wo watch its upward Sight till it cleaves the sky, but so swift is its fall that we know not its resting place. We search in vain, giving it up as lost; but long, long afterwards in our wanderings we find the lost shaft, still unbroken, in an aged oak. Or we breathe a song into the air—it falls, we know not, where; but long after we find it in the heart of a friend. It is thus with our influence for good or evil. We may lie unconscious for years, and may be forever, of the pos sibility of our having cast a pebble into the sea of humanity, whose ever enlarging influence may circle into the misty realm of the future. Surroundings show themselves in all the vast productions of the mind. Violets cannot bloom upon Mont Blanc's summit af eternal snow, and had Burns been born on the coast of Norway, no dobut "Highland Mary" and the " Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doom" had been unwritten. Milton arose to his " starry splen dor" and sang of a " Paradise Re gained," while he drank in breezes that came mingled with the perfumed breath of flowers, unsurpassed iv Eden itself. The renowned men whose praises we celebrate in the loftiest, strains of harp and song, were sur rounded in childhood by pure and holy scenes that cast a divine spell over them and fashioned their lives into "a thing of beauty and a joy forever." The haunts of vice and all kindled scenes that aiono are known in the child-life of many, weave into their lives an unconscious influence that places them on the side of darkness, shutting from their gaze the golden gates and sapphire walls of the city that hath everlasting foundations. In the southern part of Andalusia there stands a beautiful castle. The hand of Tinio has not marred its gran deur; not one of its splendid columns has been displaced; uot an arch of its colonnades basgiven away. Unharmed it withstood wars and sieges, and stands, after the lapse of centuries, al most as fresh as when from the hand of the Moslem artist. When its cor ner stone was laid, a spray of ivy was planted near it, and now over its mas sive walls it has creptand intertwined till the castle seems a thing of life, venerable and beautiful. May not that ancient castle, with its ivy-grown walls, represent the noiseless yet pow erful Influences of the Sabbath School? Like the ivy about the castle, its beni ficunt influence beautifies and strength ens the sublime and imperishable fab ric of Christianity. Within its some times almost obscure walls, immortal minds are fashioned for the heavenly palace. Its power is tlie electric cur rent that plays, unconsciously, in the great dram of life. The cynic may smile at the idea aud the infidel laugh to scorn the noble intention; but there is many a germ of genius destined, by the aid of the Sabbath School, to rise to the pinnacle of human glory. The thrilling elo quence of the statesman and the power that has sometimes moved tlie heart of a nation, may often be the fruition of the seed planted there. May the ivy of Christianity planted in our Sabbath School soon fill our lives with its grandeur and crowd out thfl horrid blemishes of sin and in fi delity. When the foam of the last wave of Time shall whiten our heads, and we have long slumbered in the city of tho silent, may DO skeptical utterance hnvo fallen front our lips as a seed of evil, to take root in the heart of the listener growing into defiant Infidelity, But may the unconscious power that we leave behind he as the air of Paradise, diffusing blessings and ascending as a sweet incense on high. — The Christian Worker. Turn Him Out. We find by personal Inquiry thai the Postmaster at Downey City la uuiver s iiy unpopular among his townsmen, as there is tike most constant aud un called for delay in Ihe mails, owing to his negligence or carelessness. The Daii/y Hkhat.l), which should he de livered regularly every day, is turned over to subscribers In lots of three or four and of a corresponding number of dales. Many subsoil hers to OUT WkBKLY fail lo receive their paper at all, or at best at remote dates and wi h astonishing irregularity. All attache of the Hkkald was shewn tho other day two barrels full of these papers stowed away behind the PostotTtce which had been called lor but not de livered. Not only docs this gross neglect of duty and perversion of au thority effect us and oui subscribers, but nil of the mail which goes to Dow ney City is subject to the same annoy ing delay and loss. We advise the citizens ol' our sister town to get up a petition for the removal of their Post master, signed by every man, woman and child in the place* (excepting the aforesaid P. M.) and forward it togeth er with a memorial to Congressman Houghton at Washington by whom it will be presented to President < 'rant and will doubtless secure the desired end. Gentlemen, stand ip for your rights and do not allow yourselves to be imposed upon hy a derelict olllcial. Religious Services To-Day. Services in the M. E. Church, Fort street, at 11 A. .y. and 7V. M. Sunday School at 12} i\ m. Prayer meeting Thursday at 7i: K. Seats free and all are invited. .1. M. Campbell Pastor. The public services of the Presbyte rian Church will be conducted by Rev. A. F. White, LL. D., in Good Tem plar's Hall, at 11 o'clock A. M. and at 7 P, H. VKe Sahhatb .School and Bible Class meet at a quarter past 12 M. The DesoipJes of Christ will worship In the Court House. Sunday Schot.l at 10 o'clock a. M. Discourse by Prof. Linton at 11 o'clock. Subject "The Christian's Anchor." All are cordially invited. Pastor J. C. Zahn will preach in tho German Church. Spring street, be tween Fourth and Fifth streets, in the morning al, lowland in the evening at 7. All Germans are invited. Tlie Itev. Wm. H. Hill will preach in the Episcopal Church at 11 a. m. and 7i\ Hi Sunday School aud Bible Class at 124. Suhject of the evening lecture: "the Life and Character of St. John the Evangelist." Seats free and all are cordially invited. The M. E. Church South, Hey. A.M. Campbell, Pastor, will have services at Grange Halt, Main street, at 11 A. m. and 7P. M.. Suhject for the morning: "Memories of the Way," and for eve ning, "ljost Things." ltov. Gustav Borchard writes us that German Lutheran service will be held for Protestants and Catholics in the Congregational Church to-day at 2:30 l*. m. it is the intention of Mr. Bor chard to unite here in Southern Cali fornia in German churches both Ro man Catholics and Protestants in one Evangelical Catholich Church, found ed upon the most liberal principles of sound Christianity. A Miner Killed. SiLVF.it City (Idaho), December 23d. —Yesterday morning, as a miner named Edmund Permit wtis going tlown the shaft of the Revenue mine, a short distance from town, be lost his hold on tho ladder and fell to the bot tom of the shaft, a distance of sixty feel, receiving injuries which caused his death in a few hours. The jewelry manufactory of Messrs. Fisher <fe Thatcher is making a great many fine holiday gootls such as dia mond rings, studs and sleeve buttons, gold chains, stone cameo and other jewelry for ladies; also stone ami fancy rings of every description. 122-41 Our assortment of gents' and boys' clothing is complete. You can iind the latest style silk diagonal suits of coats and vests; best quality silk vel vet vests at the, lowest prices, at the People's Palace, 40 Main st reet. dll-2w You can't name anything in the smoker's line which Cohen <fc Davis tlo not keep, at tho Identical, No. 38, Main street. Tlieirstock is of the best quality ami their prices down to bed rock. When it comes to a cigar that will afford you real satisfaction in smok ing, it is to be bought of Cohen & Davis at the Identical, No. 38, Main street. The most, extensive stock of gentle men's furnishing gootls, cigars, tobac co antl smokers' articles in the city, is kept at the Identical, No. 38 Mam street. ThreO hundred and eighty Christ inas presents have been given away at the People's Palace since the Ist of December, and 2,000 presents are still On hand, one of which will be given to each of those buying five dollars worth of goods. dll:2w The finest and best silver-ware in the market at twenty per cent, cheaper than ever before. A splendid assort ment for the holidays at Fisher & Thatcher's. 22-4t Twenty-live hundred pennyweights of line gold chains of Eastern, Han b'rancisco ami Los Angeles make, suitable for holiday presents at Fisher & Thatcher's. Holiday presents bought of Fisher & Thatcher will be engraved free of charge by the best engravers in the country. 22-4t The Identical still continues its thriving trade. The reason forTtiis is that all goods sold at the establish ment prove just as they are repre sented. For a stylish hat, a nice pair of boots or gaiters, call at the People's Palace, 40 Main street. dll:2w Agency Liverpool aud London and (ilobe Insurance Company. Assets, (21,000, --000. AKenev State Invest meat Insnraneo Cumpany, Fire and Marine. Assets, UNJMb, at. BroUrlck's Book Htore, near the Postofflee. Hi Go to the Identical, No. .'SB Main street, for your new poekef handker chief and suspenders. The best stock of gentlemen's furnishing goods in the city is to he found there At the People's Palace you get seven towels for |1; table covers, all wool, at $) 2o; twelve yards calico for ill four spools of cotton (Brooks') for U cents. dU:2W Special Notices. A Kkw flays since we noticed the purchase DJ it. C< Maker ot the gliding, silver-plating an.l general business of V. Trttmper. Mr. Ma ker his removed the establishment to his Sewing Machine Exchange, No. «) Spring St where he will hereafter conduct the business in connection With his machine agency This will keep him busy and In town hereafter. His shop will be aceessahlc day and evening, as he lives in adjoining rooms. Mr. Maker is the regularly employ) d machinist of the HRttALD, and we know him to be one of Ihe bi-s general workmen Ui Knulhern California, m iking and repairing anything from a pin hi a locomotive, not excepting sewing machines, at which he excels. Call upon him for any kind ol line work. dijtr' MANcnoi-r A TIIAYKK, Heal Estate Brokers, No. 21 spilngmieel. City and ( ounly I'rope, ty Bought, Sold and Exchanged. Loans ne gotiate,!, money advanced on Heal and Per sonal securities. Publishers ol ihe l,os Ange les Heal Estate Reporter. deelltf W. C. 11 CO II KS (V Co.'s Weekly stnge I,in,. Kor Panamint. Por passage or packages, enquire of P, We ber, or Corner Of AliSO and Alameda streets. ; nov2ltf New Goods! New (Joods! Marxsen Bros .of the new variety store, corner of Main and Third streets, keep constantly on band a large variety of Dry goods, (Bathing, Cents' undeiwear. Moots and Shoes, Groceries, etc. A large supply of new goods Just received, aud sold at reasonable rates. All goods ate or the liest quality; no auction goods sold by us.— We respectfully solicit too public te examine Our goods and judge for themselves, (joods delivered to any part of tbecity free of charge, octlltf OS- Tlie tide of immigration Is steadily set ting in, and the first thing eastern people do is to throw away their New York flats and buy a new one of Dksmond. They say the ehno comparison between, the two. 2%. Go to the Fashionable Tailor, Fitz patriek, wiien you want a tine suit of clothes. If jiiii desire recommendation, ask any of Ins numerous customers, and yon will' be told that " I'ilz."always does his'work well giving fine work, good material and reasona ble prices. For bin posiing, distribution or circulars, programmes, cards, election announcement*, eic., leave orders with It. S. Walker, the on I v and regular Mill Poster in Ihe elty. Office at Hie star Office, or orders may be left at any of I lie printing offices. Uowi.ixu Alley, Milliaid and Oyster Saloon, in the basement of the U. S. Hotel building, formerly occupied by the Cucamorga Wlije Depot, a Saloon with a first class slock of Wines, LiqU' is, Cigars, etc., etc , and I he best accommodation for customers. i\<, charge will he made to patrons for the use of Milliard bibles and Alley, A lunch will be served in Hie evening. MELCIfftKT * STOLL, novCtf Proprietors, MEW ADVERTISEMENTS. NEW RESTAURANT. rpilK PROPRIETOR HAM JUST OPRNRTI 1. a Itestaurant, called Commercial, hi the White House, on Commercial street, where he has separate rooms uiied up lor ladies ami gentlemen, anil where the puhlic will flqd quiet quarters and a good meal foi '25 cents, del 9 tin li. nojiixs in. MUSIC STORE! MUSIC STORE!! FALKENAU & SCHAD TO INFoKM TllK l'Fltl.lC J J iluti they have opened ii MUSIC STOItH at Nc co spang ki,-i'rt, wbere o,ey intend to keep an assortment of tlie newest and most desirable Bongs una sheet musle for piano, organ, violin, etc, ns well us tlie must, ap proved Instrtistlon books. A small bat select assortment now on hand anil a LARGE STOCK Will arrive in a few weeks. Orders from teachers, singing and orchestral societies tilled promptly upon advantageous terms. Address PALKBNAU A HOIAP, de!B tin No. 60 Spring Street, HOMES IN LOS ANGELES ion salk BY RUCGLES & BLAND, REAL ESTATE — AND — MON EJ V liKC)K E H S, KUO.II 45, TFMl'l,!; KMM'K. WE HAVE HOITSF.S AND LOTS IN Till': cil v, v law number of vacant lots on the installment plan, Improved latins in the emit)try, and a large number of small pieces Of laud, suitable for homesteads, in und around the elty. A Horse and Buggy, Free of Charge, Stands ready for your convenience. GIVE US A CALL. RUGGLES & BLAND. del!) tf New Stationery and Book Store. C. M. TURNER, No. M Main St., Sd door north of Lafay ette Hotel, HAS opened an extensive assort ment of Plain and Fancy Stationery— Blank Jloolih, jVlbuiriM, School Supplies, Cltromos, Ejitho* ttrui>li», lecture f rtviiiea, Toy - Huolts, "N'osew, Which she offers at reasonable prices. declOlf rpHK HAN PEDRO IItItIOATINO CoM JL pauy, principal place of i.usiuess being Compton, Los Angeles county, State ol"Cali fornia. Notice is hereby given that at a meeting ol the Directors beta OB tho nth day ol 'Decem ber, IK7I. an assessment Of eight and one-third per cent, upon the capita' stock, the same being Twenty-live Dollars per share, was levied upon tho capital stewk of said corpora lion, payable on or before the ltHli I>»y of Juii«»r i . 1875, To .1. i. Morton, Hecrelaryol said corporation, at Ins office In Complo.i, said county ami State. Any stock upon which t lis assessment shall remain unpaid on the said lot ti day of .ianu uary, 1X75, will be delinquent and advertised for sale at nubile Auction, mid unless pig ment is made before wD I be sold on iheAlh day or February, 1875. piy the delinquent assessment, together win. cost of advertising and expenses of sale. J.J. MORTON, Secretary. Compton, Los Angeles Co., State of California, Dee. M, 1871. dels td LEWIS LEWIN. SUCCESSOR TO BRODRICK & CO. . At tho well known BOOK AND MUSIC STORE, SPRING STREET, - adjoining the Postoftlce, Is offering to his friends and the public in general for CMIUSTMAS :iii<l > BOW VIOAIi The finest assortment of Standard POETICAL ana PROSE WORKS, JUVENOE AND MISCELI.ANEOCS Books, Plain and Musical Work Boxes, Musical Decanters, Writtno Desks, Portfolios, LADIES' AND GENT'S WALLETS, Guitars, Violins, Atxoßi ikons, 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. N opains will be spared to meet the wants of the public, and I hope to merit a fair share of patronage. LEWIS I declfitj 1 HOLIDAY GOODS! 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PICTURES FRAMED AT SHORTEST NOTICE & AT LOWEST RATES California Chemical Paint Company. lAIIEKAL lIN DTjqEBdfENTPS I tQ£> TO lnvOSm 18 PAINTERS AND COUNTRY DEALERS. HOTEL, A First-class House - - J. A. BROWN, Proprietor. | THK HLKKI'IN<; A I'A It TMKM '1 S Are large and well ventilated, and In the best possible condition. THE TABLE ALWAYS SUPPLIED WITH THE BEST OF THE MARKET No expense will b » spare 1 * to make the liotel equal to »»y on the Coast.' MB-tf—*