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THE EVIL OF VILE BOOKS.
An Able Sermon on the Library
Subject.
Dr. Campbell Makes Some Pointed
Remarks on Books.
The Sermon Bearing on tha Same Sob-
Jeot by the Ray. w. A. Knlghten,
Tha Chnrch of tha Twen.
tiath Century.
The First Methodist church was
crowded last evening to listen to tbe
sermon by Rev. J. W. Campbell on tbe
Diet of Ink, which had been announced
as the evening text daring tbe morning
services. Tbe audience gave the most
rapt and profound attention, and at the
dose oi the sermon many expressions of
congratulations were heard. Following
is what the doctor said:
A DIET OF INK,
"How readest thou?" Luke 10:26.
I hope what I may say upon this subject
may be given a latitude commensurate
with good judgment and a proper Bpirit.
My attention was called to an article
which appeared in one of our public
dailies respecting a certain book which
was in circulation through our library.
We were shockod at tbe insinuations
made in such article. We, however,
visited the office of the paper which gave
publicity to the article referred to, and
to our astonishment and disgust found
that tbe book mentioned was of too
vile a character for us to believe
possible to have ever been
classified, numbered and catalogued in
our public library. We listened to parts
of different chapters, and aßked the
reader to etop his reading. I then
asked: "Da yon mean to tell me that
inch a book ac that in the property of
the good citizens of Los Angeles?" I
left the office, determined to speak from
my pnlpit this evening from the above
subject, as a result of what I beard and
saw last Sabbath night nnder the head
of classified literature. We do not pur
pose to fasten the responsibility for the
presence of euch a book, with others of
a possibly like character, upon any per
son or persens; but the verdict of any
community could soon be obtained as to
where the responsibility belongs for tbe
existence of such a volume in the
library.
Who is at fault? The people who per
mit the crime. We cannot delegate our
responsibility, and say that persons em
ployed are wholly at fault for the
strength or weakness of tbe institution.
I trust that upon proper inveetigation it
will be found that (directly) no one is
responsible for the book mentioned.
But can such a verdict be rendered? If
so, then as a people we mast suffer tbe
humiliation of our relation to the most
important institution outside of the
publio Bchools in our oity. Snob an
attitude muat embarrass the best citi
zens.
If we assume the responsibility of the
right conduct and oharaeter of our
library we are then put to tbe blush
and Bbamo lor the permission of such
vileness to have a place in tbe book
cases of this beaatiful building on
Broadway known as city hall.
It has been suggested that the public
press which gave publicity to the faot
that each a book existed was a greater
evil than the faot itself. We are told
that since tha publication and condem
nation on ths part of tbe Herald began
the demand for the book has been
enormous. What does that teach if it
be trae? We have but one answer, and
that is tbat our libraries Bhould be
under tbe care of the most vigilant and
oarefnl snperintendency. If the de
mand of tha public, or a fraction of the
public, is of so depraved a nature after
being duly warned of the vicious con
tents of certain books and is 00 bold
and unblushing, how much greater
the necessity that oar city library
should be clean and ahauld possess only
euch literature as ia conduoive to the
good of the reader. If books must be
kept which are not intended for the
youth then why should there not be
proper restrictions placed over the
library whereby our children may
safely draw their books? Bat library
restrictions are not enough when we
study the history oi the enormous re
(ultß of books.
There mast be parental restrictions.
There perhaps never waa auch superfi
cial reading as in the preient age, known
to man. Tha chief reason for thin is
the world ia flooded with light and su
perficial literature. The mind of the
y ant h has been influenced to each a de
gree that tha steam presa ot all lands ia
put under an embargo to supply the
demand. Flippant fiction ia on tbe in
crease and next to the gigantic crime
of rum in the world, ia this evil of a
flooded market of superficial, weak and
Sioked works upon which the youth of
iday feed their minds. Barents, do
you know what your children are read
ing? A bad book ia far worse than
cards, dancing or many things which
ths church condemns. If I wera to dis
tinguish between these things I would
aay that the bad book in the hands of a
bay or girl ia much the more dangerous
because of its peculiar effect upon the
mind in its final moulding. Booka are
Immortal in their matter and character.
Bamael Smiiea aays of booka: "They art
by far tha moat lasting products of hu
man effort. Temples crumble into ruin ;
picturea and statues decay ; but books
survive." What ia true of the effects of
. a good book as to lasting results
is also true of bad books. Parents, re
strict your children in their selection of
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books. lam safe in saying tbat 80 per
cent of all the books drawn from the
public library are worka of fiction. Ido
not stand here to condemu all fiction for
I am confident that we have some of the
best helps for the building up of our
civilization in many of our authors of
fiction. The influence of such writers
as Charles Dickenß, Walter Scott, Cooper
and Kingsley, Hawthorne and Thack
eray and Irving can only be elevating
and of lasting benefit to all who will
read their works. There are thousands
of others who write a pure literature
end furnish a "diet in ink" whicb shall
nnly produce healthful and strong
minds.
But bad books, no man oan fathom to
what depths tbey will plunge tbat poor,
inflamed and abnormal mind made so
by contact with impure and vicious
literature. But some will ask, how can
we restrict and discriminate for our
children, who will read at every oppor
tunity ?
Have them abstain from all those
books whioh have an admixture of evil
with tbe good. Lockjaw has been
produced by the prick of a thorn
A companionship of each works of fic
tion as tend toward a simpering senti
mentalises is to be abandoned. Such a
companionship is demoralizing and de
praving in effect. Tbe most dangerous
booke are those tbat glosa over impurity
and crime and cover it with a mantle of
hypocritical attractiveness. How many
princely youths have been ruined by
questionable books? The parent says,
I will go to the bail room and attend my
children and see that they shall only
mingle in the eociety of the pure and
the beet tbat can be found in the dance
hall, but the same parent never once
asks that son or daughter about the com
panionshipof tbeir newly selected bonka.
Do not forget to teach the necessity of
selecting good and pure books.
Benjamin Franklin eaid that the
reading of Cotton Mather's essay on
Doing Good moulded his entire life.
"What do yon read?" said the late
James T. Field to the boy fiend, Jesse
Pomeroy. "Mostly one kind," was the
reply; "mostly dime novels." "And
what is the best book you have read ?"
"Well," he replied, "I like Buffalo Bill
the beat; it is fall of murders and pic
tures about murriere," "And how do
you feel after reading it?" "Oh, I feel
aB it I wanted to go and do the came,"
But the great danger does not lie in
tbe fact that a few such brutal natures
as this buy possessed will come in con
tact with this moral strychnine, bat
ths reading youth of every community
are liable to be tainted by a mass of
printed corruption.
A polluted and foul publication can
give a bias to the young mind for which
there is no antidote. Wben the moral
mechanism of the yoang mind has been
inflamed and poisoned through impure
literature and the disease becomes
chronic there is no remedy except a most
radioal application of supernatural
power which ehall regenerate and reno
vate the mental tastes aud soul of tbe
reader.
You may break your watch spring and
go to the watchmaker and have it re
paired; bat in all this world there is no
shop to which you may go and find a
complete reparation for that individual
whose powers have grown or degener
ated into moral decrepitude through tv c
association of bad books.
Home one in Monday's Herald was
criticised in a personal way because the
writer suggested that a publio bonfire
should be instituted to rid the library of
all booka of a questionable character.
Why criticise such a proposed method?
I remember that the Apostle Paul
preached in tbe atreeta of Kohesua
righteousness in such strong terms that
the citizens brought out of tbeir city
library all tbeir bad booka and made a
publio bonfire of them. They coimted
no cost, but never ceased their efforts
until the vast number of volumes were
in ashea.
So we would aay to our city and all
other citiea: Cleanse the library by fire.
Why, you ask, by fire? Because lire
ia the only sure way of ridding the com
munity of bad books. In the distant
past books were a rarity and difficult of
access, and the great effort on the part
of parents was to create in their child
ren a love for reading. Tbey were
always encouraging and stimulat
ing their children to read.
But the tendency of our times is to read
while we ride and run. The watchword
of today should be: Discriminate; dis
criminate in your reading.
"Readers," saya Coleridge, "may be
divided into four classes. Tbe firat may
be compared to an hour glass, their
reading being as the Band; it runs in
and runs out and leaves not a vestige
bohind. A seoond class resembles a
sponge, which imbibes everything and
returns it in nearly the same statu, only
a little dirtier. A third class is like a
jelly bag, which allows all that is pure
to pass away and retains only tbe refuse
and the dregs. The fourth class may be
compared to the sla7e in the diamond
minos, who, casting aside all that is
worthless, preserves only the pure
gem."
Select your booka with cars, and read
only such works as shall enrich ths
mind aud furnish it with uaeful knowl
edge. It is not supposed that our young
peupla will shut themselves up in the
library and explore and delve into sci
ence or astronomy, nor will they read
all books which may be found in a uni
versity collection. But it is to be hoped
that our young people will cultivate a
taste for pure literature. A taste for
aach works aa shall be elevating and en
nobling in their character, both for the
intellect and heart. Such reading will
form a strong and supplementary help
in the study of the word of God.
All aida which we can obtain in pre
paring ua for the dutiea we owe to God,
society and to ouraelves we should
acquire.
Kantr.au, the founder of the great city
library of Copenhagan, whose days
wera dissolved in the joya of reading,
discovers hia tasto and ardor in an ele
gant effusion thus imitated by Dißraeli:
LOS ANGELES HERALD, MONDAY STORNTNG, AUGUST 20. 1894.
" Golden volumes! richest trea.uresl
i>f delicious pleamres!
"You my eyei rtjolciue; please—
Yon my hand* in rapture seize;
Brilliant wits and musing ssges
Lights who beam*! through mauy ages,
L'dl to your conscious leavos the story,
And dared to trust you with their glory—
And now their hope of fame achieved,
Dear volumes, you have not deceived."
iWe could hope that euch a poem
would truly represent the library of the
City of the Angola, and truet that noth
ing shall come to this institution of 40,
--000 volumes that will leave a cloud
upon it.
I would indict all publicatione in the
public library or on the Bhelvea of book
stores that contain matter of a ques
tionable character. Iv fact, there has
been too great boldness on the part of
publishers and booksellers in placing
before the public a mass of printed
matter called books, when in fact euch
publications were only mental poisons
to the youug mind, and only prepare tbe
subject for a more terrible late.
Ii thera is one method used by the
devil and the powers of darkness more
effectively than another in the prepara
tion of victims for "two worlds," It is
the casting into tbe fresh and fertile soil
of youthful minds the damnable pic
hire i for Hie imagination, which bring
forth a harvest embracing every sin in
that fearful catalogue found In the fifth
chapter of Cialatians. We hare been
criticized forgiving publicity to the fact
that a bad book or books existed
in our library. Well, bow can tbe end
be accomplished which we desire, viz.,
tho getting rid of the evil books which
are in circulation, unless strong meas
ures are marie use of? Can you or I
swing tbe danger signal too quickly and
Burely when we know that behind us is
an obstacle of death and in front of us
is a great train of immortal souls?
A little American girl was honored
the other day by the government of
Franco for taking her red skirt and run
ning up the trace: and signaling the
through express. She discovered a
bridge on fire over which that train
must pass, and so bad presence of mind
enough to signal the train. France
heard of her act because there were two
or three Frenchmen on that train, and
gave her a title of honor. She deserved
it. So every man, woman or child that
swings a danger signal on the track of
moral destiny should be honored rather
than condemned.
If you would be happy and safe in
after years, young people, I implore you
to pasß by all shops and stores
and librarios which deal in the
cheap and filthy literature of tbe
day. That holy man, John Angell
James —and a better man, says
an eminent writer, England never pro
duced—says in his old days that
he had never yet gotten over the
evil eff-jcta of having for 15 minutes
once, read a bad book.
But I need not 30 to history to prove
my position. If I were to net a con
census of opinion as to the effect of bad
literature from this audience tonight
you would be appalled at tbe represen
tation. No mau can tell just bow far
the influence reaches toward molding
the taste of a community, even though
masses of people could rise up and say
that they never read a bad book.
The influence is seductive and its
waves strike on this and unseon shores.
Look through your library and see if yon
need to burn any books. Look again
and put on your glasses. Some of you
are growing old and cannot see as well
as yon once could. Let us take warning
from what the Herald discovered in
our public library ; possibly we too may
make a discovery.
The Devil and the Library.
Rev. Will A. Knighten of Grace M. E.
ohurch, East First afreet, preaohed to a
crowded nonse on the subject, Cute
Ways of the Devil, last eveninj.
The text was in Ephesiaus, 6, xi.,
That ye may be able to stand against
the wiles of the devil.
Paul wrote to the Kphesinn church.
He had studied the corrupt and idol
atrous practices of thoir city, and had
taken a profound interest in the Christ
ian church that he had founded. He
made his first visit to their city A. D.
54 and preached in a Jewish syna
gogue, while on hia way to Jerusalem to
attend a great festival, and remained
only a few weeks.
A few months afterward he returned
and preached three yeara and gathered
a large congregation of Christians aboat
him.
He loved these people, and did all In
his power to warn and teach and lead
them into the great troths of religion.
He wrote this letter from his prison in
Rome in the year til and sent it by his
true friend Tychicue.
He tells them of the great strnggle
tbat they must pass through, and urges
them to arm themselves for the contest
with God's equipments. He tells them
of the enemies they must meet in their
•'wrestling." Of the power for evil, and
the "cunning devices" oi the "ruler of
the darkness oi the world." He points
out the "spiritual wickedness in high
places" and calls npon them to stand as
an armed guard ready to defend the
truth.
Paul had preached against the sine oi
th 9 city, and at one time a great inauy
who used curious arta came and burned
their books, and they counted the price
of them and found it 50,000 pieces of
silver. Dr. Wheden thinks it was about
$8000. He had a great victory.
First—Every Christian is' a soldier
against every evil, and must be a de
fender of Christ against Satan.
Second—The devil is not an honest
and brave enemy,but a cowardly, sneak
ing bushwhacker, He lays traps and
snares, and lurks in ambush and nses
lies, and fraud, and deception and insin
uates his rnlership over people before
they are aware. He is one of the fallen
angels, and haß been studying for thou
sands of years how to seduce and lead
the human mind captive at his will. He
can create an imitation of tbe truth, and
has substituted his own inventions ior
the law oi God. He can pervert and
warp the truth, co that right will seem
wrong and good seem evil. He will in
spire hatred and division, and produoe
war and misery where ought to be peace
and love. He will make a pleasure seem
plausible and right till it turns to be a
habit, and a chain too powerful to be
broken, and it will become a curse too
grievous to be borne.
He will appear as an angel of light
and delude and cause to stray "the
elect of God."
He plana co deeply and works in such
subtle ways that before the victim is
aware the ruin has been wronght. He
came to Eve as a serpent and whispered
his lies into her ears. How can evil be
accounted for unless we find it as Paul
has stated? How do, whisky, wine,
beer, and all other poisonous alcoholic
beverages come so close to bnman
hearts, and under the guise of pleasnre
run candidates, control primaries, ma
nipulate conventions, degrade eons, im
poverish homes, corrupt affections, in
stigate murder, rot character, open up
fountains of tears and damn souls? Is
it not a cunning trick of the devil?
How does a book, written in French,
run its course of slime and infamy until
it rest* its serpent coils upon the shelves
of -our public library and creeps with
stealthy tread into the hands of some
unenspecting girls and opens its mouth
of poison to whisper its deceptive lies?
If intemperance is his, what can wo Bay
of poisoned books? If tho Eoheeians
could see the dinger of a library like
theirs and burn tbem in public, what
should Christian Loa Angeles do whoa
such a book ac Lo Cadet circulates
among the children of its homes? The
reader of a bad booE ia in mental con
tact with the author, and they become
intimately confidential. This is why a
romance has such power. It has power
to make real. It inflames the imagina
tion and weakens the will. Tne law of
association is tbe came in the case of a
bad book or an evil companion.
How we should guard oar homes
against tbe cute suggestions of Satan :
First —Christian loyalty to the truth
and constant watchfulue.se of the enemy
is our only safety.
Second—Great faith in God and deep
oonsecration to His service will furnish
ua with valuable duties and work oi a
high order.
Third—Cultivate the beßt thoughts
and dig up the evil ones, and by the
grace of God keep a pare heart and wiee,
intelligent mind.
Th« Church of the Twentieth Century.
Rev. A. 0. Barm, pastor ol Trinity
Mathodist church South, addressed a
large audience Sunday morning on the
above subject, taking for his text: "In
asmuch as ye have done it unto one of
the least of ths.ie my little onea ye have
done it unto me." He said in sub
stance: We have departed from primi
tive Christianity; we do not follow
Christ's example ; an o result the church
is losing her hold on the masses, no the
extremely poor, the laborer and tbe
rich. Going to church and paying to
keep it up and lister.inz to sermons is
not the sum of Christianity. Yet this
is the most the average church member
does.
The church of the next centnry will
return nearer to the primitive type; it
will lose its formality, ritualism, strict
order of Bervice, and enjoy tho liberty
oftheepirit. Its chief aim will be to
help humanity. Each member will be
a helper of some one. Little attention
will be paid by pastora to nursing
churcb members; they won't need it,
but each addition will be an additional
worker. The church will be a moving
rescue band.
IJShe will hold her prinoipal services in
down-towu missions, publio parks, mar
ket places and on street corners; will
build her ohurches, that will seat thou
sands where they now seat hundreds,
down town instead of in the residence
quarters.
Preacher- will not be so much noted
for learning as for consecrated zaal. In
stead of big sermons and literary essays
the pure goipel will be simply told, and
the singing will not be done by hired
quartette", but by the whole congrega
tion.
She will fulfill more the humanitarian
side of Christianity ; will make it a busi
ness to relieve the poor and needy, and
to tbat end will conduct a great supply
house.
She will provide hospitals end medi
cines for the siok ; will conduct an em
ployment bureau, and find work for all
her men and women.
Her church buildings will be open day
and night, with a free reading room, and
will be made so inviting as to attract
visitors.
It will provide homes of refuge for
fallen men and women, and carry the
comforts of the gospel to every prisoner.
It will educate the youth. Those who
cannot attend will be provided with
night schools. The duty to educate the
youth will be mainly transferred from
the state to tbe church.
The church of the next century will
make Jesus, the goßpel and itself popu
lar by helping all that need help, and
will win the world to Christ by going
out from its four walls to the world.
The church wili have such power for
good as to mold publio opinion so that
no laws distasteful to Christianity will
pass; no unrighteous men will hold po
sitions of trust.
At the Y. M. C. A.
The speaker at the Y. M. C. A. gospel
meeting yesterday afternoon was Miso
Clara ?. Hall of the First Baptist
church, and her subject, The Christian
Girl at Home, was most earnestly pre
sented. Her lesson was drawn from the
incidents in the home life of Martha and
Mary. On Tuesday from 4 to 10 p. m.
the Y. W. C. A. will give a lawn fete at
the residence of Mrs. 8. E. Hadley, 235
South Olive street, at whioh all friends
are invited.
CALIFORNIA IS BOOMING.
What Mr. Cartnr H». to Hmj of Hia
Adopted Country.
Boston Traveler: N. C. Carter, the
proprje,tor of Carterhia, a magnificent
plantation in Southern California, is in
Boston, on one of his periodical visits to
the land of his nativity. Twenty years
ago Mr. Carter went to California for his
health, and afterwards conducted the
first excursion to Los Angeles that ever
left the east. He originally came from
Lowell, where he was a manufacturer of
sewing machines.
Mr. Carter is enthusiastic over the
development of the country. He says
tbat from his own plantation be has
shipped one carload of wine per month
to the east. The production of the dis
trict which includes Los Angeles and
San Pedro is something wonderful.
The crops of oranges, lemons, prunes,
apricots aud walnuts are certainly ex
cellent. He otters himself as a living
example of the beneficial results of the
climate.
Tbe railroad strike in California, Mr.
Carter says, had a bad influence. Not
one-third of the railroad men have been
taken hack to tbeir old places. All the
railroads, with the exception of a small
line from San I'edro to Los Angeles,were
affected. But new men have been se
cured to fill the places of tho strikers.
an<l thinijß are running smoothly now,
Mr. Carter says he will take a large
party of eastern people back to Cali
fornia with him, when he starts, in a
mouth. He is here in the interests of
the Atchison, Topeka it Santa Fe rail
road, which offers big inducements to
new settlers in that district.
DISTURBED THE PEACE.
A Center Street Ite.ldont Oeta Looked
Up.
Officer Arguello had a little work yes
terday in quelling a disturbance ont on
Center street. A fellow named Kalph
Seeker got very boisterous and Btarted
in to clean out biß entire family. He
got a large butcher knife and began cut
ting things to pieces. When the officer
arrived on the scene Seeker had broken
windows and smashed things np gener
ally. Arguello bustled him into the
patrol wagon and taking him to the sta
tion booked him for disturbing tbe
peace.
THREE BOLD BURGLARS CAUGHT.
The Police Detectives Make a
Clever Capture.
Three Men Who Will Not Rob fo r
Some Time to Come.
Bow a Trio Robbed Bcalal end at I.ant
ltan Into a i'rap—Jawelry and
Other Article. Found
Upon Them.
Detectives Auble and Hawley are re
sponsible for tbe capture of a trio oi as
clever burglars as ever infested the city.
During tbe last month there have been
five or six robberies, and four of them
have been traced to the smooth young
men now in the qity prison.
The burglars give tbeir names as Jaok
Wilson, Edward Blake and Edward
Evans, though it is believed these are
only fictitious names. They were ar
rested early yesterday morning.
On the afternoon of Aug. 11 the resi
dence of Mrs. M. Hewitt at 803 Date
street was entered and over $200 worth
of jewelry stolen. The thieves jot a $50
solitaire diamond ring, a $100 ring eet
with nine diamonds and n $75 pearl
ring; also a pair of gold bracelets, silk
handkerchiefs and other smaller things.
Only a meager description was given
of the thieves, but the detectives used
it to advantage, following up the clue
very successfully. They followed the
supposed burglars until Saturday night,
when it waa decided to raid tbeir head
quarters.
The young men wore staying in room
9 at tbe Uuena Vista house, 615 New
High street. Tvioof tbem were arrested
and taken to the Btation. Most of the
goods stolen from Mrs. Hewitt's bouse
wore found in the possession of tbe men.
Ouo of them had the diamonds sewed in
his coat on the inside.
The third man waa absent when the
arrest was made, bo Detective Hawlay
remained in the room to await hia com
ing. He was rewarded very shortly.
When the young man opened the door
and found Mr. Hawley iv possession he
was so dumbfounded tbat he simply
threw up hia hands and allowed the
uaudculfs to be placed upon him with
out resistance.
A Boarch of his person revealed a
quantity of cash, a gold necklace, a bonk
book and some very valuable papers
bearing the name of Mrs. H. C. Palsy,
near Fifth and Wall streets. The young
man was taken to the etation at once,
and he had been in his cell hardly 10
minutes when the burglary of Mrs.
Haley's house was reported. The family
were absent at the time, but upon re
turning immediately sent word to the
station as to what bad occurred.
None of the men will aay anything
concerning the robberies or themselves.
They are not known here. They are all
young men but are apparently not very
new to the business.
A VICIOUS ASSAULT.
One fipaulard Attack* Another With
rierloua ltaanlta.
Felipe Botiller, a Spaniard residing on
Maple avenue, walked into the police
station at 1 o'clock yesterday morning
and asked for a warrant for tbe arrest of
Francieco Orchuta. Blood wan stream
ing from a long gash on the left cheek,
a cut on the lip and a stab in the neck
below the left ear.
As a warrant could not he gotten out
at that time of night, Botilier'e wounds
were dressed and he was sont home. He
will swear to a complaint today charging
Orchuta with assault with intent to
commit murder.
The row occurred at the bouse of a
Mexican named Lelone, near San Pedro
and Eighth streets, A large criw j of
Mexicans were gathered there and had
been drinking coniiderably. A quarrel
ensued between Bntiller and O/chuta
over some trivial matter. They were
separated at first, but later, according
to the witnesses. Orchuta struck his ad
versary from behind. The knife with
which the assault was made was grabbed
by bystanders, but not until the wielder
had cut Botiller in several places.
Orchuta i« well known am >i\: saloon
keepers, aB he usually makes a living
playing the piano in many such places.
He is a small man. Botlller has eevoral
brothers who are well known in the
southeastern part of tbe city.
Chief Glass yesterday received an
offer from A. C. Golsb to insure tho
proposed bouse to be erected for the
family of the deceased police detective,
A. O. Benson. Mr. Golsh represents
the Pfcieuix Insurance company. Lib
eral contributions for the aid of the
family continue to pour in, and the re
sults of a call for aid are quite gratify
iug. About $1200 have been raised for
the family.
ALL THE ORGAN'S
of the body are roused to healthy,
vigorous aotion by Dr. Pierces
Golden Medical Discovery. More
than all, the liver — and that's the
key to the whole system. You have
pure blood or poisonous blood, just
as your liver chooses. Tho blood
controls the health, the liver con
trols the blood, tho "Discovery"
controls the liver.
Take this remedy in time, when
you feel dull, languid, and " out of
sorts," and you can prevent disease
from coming. Take it in any dis
ease that depends on tho liver or the
blood, and you'll have a positive
cure.
For Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Bil
iousness; Bronchial, Throat, and
Lung affections; every form of
Scrofula, even Consumption (or
Lung-scrofula) in its earlier stages;
and for the most .stubborn Skin and
Scalp Diseases, it's tho only remedy
so unfailing and effective that it can
be guaranteed. If it doesn't benefit
or cure, you have your money back.
" Times have changed." So have
methods. The modern improve
ments in pills are Dr. Pierces Pleas
ant Pellets. They help Nature, in
stead of fighting with her.
Hootts^Curea
Mr. Edvxird Prathcr
Complication of Diseases
••I was troubled with sick headaches and
pajti.i In my back and tides. I became pnrtlnlly
deaf, and roy noryous system was all run down.
Finally, I waa seized with heart diseaso and
thought my days were numbered. I used
Hood's Sarsaparilla
and lam better In every way. I have gained In
flesh and my former good appetlto has re
turned." Kdwahd I'bather, Gralton, CaL
Hood's Sarsaparilla is sold by all druggists.
$1 : six for $f>. Prepared only by C. I. HOOE
& CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
Hood's Pills aro purely vefcstablo. stc-
When All Others Fail Consult
LOS ANGELES
Medical k Surgical
INSTITUTE
Nervous, Chronic,
Private, Blood,
Kidney, Bladder
And Skin Diseases
CURED.
Successful scientific electri
cal treatment in appropriate
cases.

Eye, Ear, Nose,
Throat and
Catarrhal Diseases.
CURED.
Curable cases cures guaran
teed.
Consultation free.
Office hours, 9 to 3, 7 to 8.
Sunday, 10 to 12.
f) LA S. MAIN
Z4l STREET.
Rooms 1, 3, 5 and 7.
| At a good restaurant ♦
• you often order those delicate dishes with <►
T delicious sauries wnlch you do not have at ♦
J hooie. iiut did it ever cccur to yon that ♦
♦ LIEBIG COMPANY'S \
X EXTRACT OF BEEF |
•£ as a stock or basis, you could have those
very dlsbet made in your oiru kitchen? £
| Miss Maria Parloa X
X tells you how. £
X lOOof hor recipes sand postpaid Z
X l.v nauchy iCo., '.17 Pari Place, X
X New Yort. X
I. T. MARTIN
Dealer in New and
/ hecoud-haud
FUKN t TTT X IS
,>.,,. Carpets, Matting, Fold
|| HI I * Beds, Gftlce Desss
fffffn mid Stov s. Pr ecu low
' J_[X,4J \ tor oiish or wilt sell ou
Jr£~-~—Jjj-UjJ tinstallments. New Fur
as -ruture exchanged for
S - SPRING ST.
J. M. Grimth, Pre*. John T. '.ritnih. V. Pre-.
F. T. lirifliih, Hec.-ettiry and Treasurer.
E. L. uhaud er, Buperiuton lent-
J. M GRIFFITH COMPANY
LUMBER DEALERS
And Manufacturers of
DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS AND STAIRS.
Mill work of evry description.
1-0 tf 934 N. Alameda tU. Log Angeles.
q dr7ToroaT& CO.'S
A GREAT MUSEUM OF ANATOMY.
J 1051 Market (*t. t San Francisco
V gteSlfe W (Between Ch and 7th Sts.)
V #Sf*sjw Go and learn how A'ondcrfully you
UyiwvTf ;i:e made and how to uvoid sickness
ll an disease. Mv: rum enlarged with
"I I * thousands of new objects. Admit*
* 1 v Bion 2ft eta.
IVivatc Offf&co—*cmo nulßounff
IOM nnurhct Street-- Diseases of men:
stricture, loss of manhood, diseased of tho skin
and kidney*, qnirkly en red without the use oi mer
cury, Treatment pertoually or by letter, bend
for book.
Lour established and re isb.epnc ltlonecs.
KerekhotT-Cuzner
MILL AND LUMBER COMPANY
wholesale and retail.
Main OtHce, Los Aneelcr.
Who-e.a c Yard at Sau Pedro.
Branch Yards: Pomona, Pasadena, Lamtiuda,
Azusa, Btubank. P,auing Mills: l.os Angeles
and Pomona. Cargoes furnished to order.
$81".; IS JCRK. $10 CIBH. 8 TEAKS i'RKDIT. CPR CM
WALNUT COLONY
I BAB BERTS, Office 257, W. Seronl
c 10 tt
AMI7SKMKNTS.
NI.W ..(IS A.Mlttll.KS THKATKK.
Under direction of Al Haymau.
n. C. WYA'tT, Manager.
THRBB NIGHTS, COMMENCINB
Thursday, August 23,
And Saturday Matinee.
OSCAR WILTJI'S PLAT,
"Lady Windermere's Fan"
Direction of GUSTAVK FROHMAN.
THE COMPANY:
Frank GHmore, Olive Oliver,
Ed ward Winery, 1 .am a Gllvray,
Robert Jenkins, Nita Sykei,
John Archer, Louisa Douglas*
Cltflford Leigh, Leoua Clarke,
Walter 8. Dolman, Minna Fixon,
James Loan, Ktta Morris,
Mrs. Fairmont, Margaret Yate?.
No advance in prices—sl, 7.jc, 50c and 350.
Beats on sale Tue»day, August 'iiut.
TjT UKBA NUT U X A T C X,
JD Frid a. Coo?k*. Man air if
WEEK COIHTUVCNi 1N« AITGtLST SOttt.
MATINKB 6ATORDAY.
MR. GEO. ~P7 MURPHY
Supported by Stewart's Comic Playjrs,
in the 3- Act Comedy-Drama,
Rudolph's Ambition
See Rudolph's Ambition and lau;h.
NEW SONOS, DANCES AND SPECIALTIES.
Ad'mlislon: 15c, 20c and 30c; box seats, 50c
and 75c.
Neat week, PECK'S BAD BOY, rejuyena ed
up to date.
NltW VIENNA BITFFKT,
114-116 Court Ft.
It. KERKOW, Prop.
GREAT ATTRAimoNS THIS WREK
Second Week and Immense hucc*ir of
MISS TRULY SHATTUCK,
The Benutlful and Accomplished Con
tralto.- First Appearance of
MISS LILIAN STARR,
Berio-Comlc Vocalist '
Berth Family Orchestra.
Concert every evening from 7:30 until 12,
and Saturday matinee Irom 1 to 4 r.m.
Cay - "Fine 0 >mmerciai lunch. Finest cuisine
and nrcaU a la cine atall boms.
MUSIC HALL.
Next to Lot Angeles Theater.
GRAND BENEFIT
Entertainment and Social
FOB TITE PLAZA CHURCH,
Saturday Evening, Augast 24, 1891
Children'! Singing and Dancing.
Attractive Features.
cTmT^evens;
REAL ESTATE AND
General Auctioneer,
4fVd 8. Spring St.. Los Angeles.
We receive ou consignment merchandise ot
every description; alio household goods,
which we dispose of by auction at our sales
room Tuesdays ana Fridays of each at 3
p.m. We also conduct sa.es of furniture at res
idences, and guarantee prices of sam*. We
also make casn advances on coaslgnmenls. or
purchass for casn furniture of residence-, ho
tels, etc., and stocks of merchandise. Should
you require money to meet pressing demands
call on us,
JOE POHEIH
THE TAILOR J>,
MAKES THE BEST CLOTHES - JjfW '
DJ THE STATE -LrfVaL
fit 25 PER CENT LESS
IRAN ANY OTHER HOUSE.
SUITS BaoodßaaS2o i|i
FINE TAILORING \ HI |
at mobevjlti: y-iixcra | flvjj;
ami Samples of Cloth sect ilea
for all oraora. . «!V .
Mo. 143 8. Spring St:,
LG3 ANGELES.
(^;^^^^
BUSINESS COLLEGL,
226 S. Spring St., Los Angeles.
Ths oiia«t nnd largest ooramerclal school in;
Southern Oallforul*. Kln*»t iv leg.* rooms in
the slat". Open tho entire fe*r. Individual
Instruction. Ifievauir for pupils' me. Counts.
Comme clal, shorthand >nd Typewriting, Knu
llah, Peumanship, Send for catalogue and
sn**(! m»ns of *>?nman*lrp, oc call at co legs
office for/oil Information,
G. A. HOIMO. President.
8-1 2m >\ (J. *Kl.Kl£tt, Vice-President
MANHOOD
Easily, Quickly rmd Permanently Restcrod.
Celebrated Ekolise Kjsmedt
A.
Kiift ajrisP It is sold on a positive fiw ».J
WSr iCT Ruaranteo to euro any «W *%£ Wf
KBujl form of nervous pros* \* «-AJ
tratlonor any disorder 1
a»\ of tho genital Organs of
either f.cx, caused gtfry>^ißity
Before* by excessive use of Aftor*
Tobacco, Alcohol or Opium, or on accoun*
of Toothful indiscretion or over indulgence etc..
Dizziness, CocviUnions, tVakef nines.*. Ileadurhe,
Mental Depression. Softening of tbe Drain, Went:
Memory, Bearing Down Pains, Seminal Weakness*
Hysl?ria, Nocturnal Emissions, Spermatorrhoea,
Los* of Power and frapotency, which if neglected*
runy Ipad io premature old age nnd insanity.
Positively guaranteed. Price. Si.oo a box; Gboxee
for 5."> CO. Sent by mail on receipt of price. A written
guarantee furnished with every $3.1 X) order received*
Eh refund tho money if a poramnont cure is nofc
effected.
NERVIA MEDICINE CO.. Detroit, Mien*
For sale by UKO. H. IKKKMAN CO., 103 N
Hpring street.
PERRY, MOTT & CO.'S
LUMBER YARD
ANll PLANING MILL 3,
186 Commercial st, Lib Angelea Cal.
POLAND AdU ~
FOR Barthlomaw * Co..
XXI A TITT? 418 w. First it.
VVAX&n. TBI.KI'HONK 11«1
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