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NEWSPAPER WOMEN'S IDEAS ON NEWSPAPERS They Talk of the Ideal in Daily Journalism and About Newsgathering Mrs.Enderlein's Study of Woman as a Reporter SOME POINTERS FOR EDITORS Mrs. Jeanne C. Peet Describes What Newspapers Should Be Like firs.Bowman 01 yes Some Valuable Information to Newsgatherers—The Press Club's Proceedings Yesterday The 8. B. of the P. C. Woman's Tress Association convened again yesterday morning. The first business was that of making and passing a resolution for tak ing steps to withdraw their connection with tiie present society in San Francisco, in order to form a separate organization. Then followed the formalities of organiz ing under the new name of the South ern California Woman's Press Club," by which name the local association will henceforth be known, and twenty names were signed forthwith. The election of officers was then made us follows: President. Mrs. M. Burton Will iamson, Lt>S Angeles; first vice-president, Mrs. MaryE. Hart. Los Angeles; second vice president. Rev. Ada C. Bowles. Pomona; recording secretary, Mrs. Mary M. Bow man. Los Angeles'; corresponding secre tary, Mrs. Clara Spalding Brown, Ix>s Angeles; treasurer. Mrs. Alice Moore McComas, l.os Angeles; auditor. Mrs. Sarah A. McClees; librarian, Mrs. Ema F. Haberkorn; chairman programme committee. Mrs. G. Overton. The execu tive board is composed of the above offi cers with the three following ladies: Mrs. Sadie B. Metcalf, Mrs. Sarah Bowman, Mrs. A. A. C'hevallier. A committee was appointed to draw up a constitution and by-laWS for the Southern California Woman's Press Club, and the meeting then adjourned. Afternoon Session At 2 o'clock a fair-sized audience as sembled In spite of the rain to listen to the literary programme. The tirst two numbers, a recitation by Miss Evelyn K. Ludlara of San Diego, and an address by Mrs. Lou V. Ohapin of Pasadena. Mrs. Marshall, who presided, said they would be omitted as neither of the lailies was present. The third number was a paper entitled The Practical Newspaper Woman, by Mrs. Jennie E. McMullen of Colton, who said it was not easy to tell, and still less easy to realize the duties of a prac tical newspaper woman, and a country editor must be capable of not only writing and editing, but publishing as well. That the training included the knowledge of a printer's trade, how to make copy, and also how to make it acceptable. 'That the best newspapers must be not only read, but studied, line by line. The trained worker must be absolute mistress of her self, must be capable of effacing her per sonality, yet she must also keep it. She must learn to meet all kinds of people, and at the same time so conduct herself as to keep their respect; she must get information without giving any con fidence, yet get it without impertinence; and must give facts without prejudice or preference. The country editor conies in contact with an infinite variety of sub jects and must give all. to the minutest detail—from obituaries to weddings, from fires to politics—and in commingling with all, she must, triumph over moods. Tbe best way to win her way toward a prac tical newspaper woman, and keep it, is to have a high aim and steadfast purpose. In answer to an invitation from the chair for discussion, Mrs. Mary Bowman spoke feelingly of the country editor as being the best and broadest field for women in journalism; and it is ideal work—that on a country newspaper in a flourishing town. The Magazine Editor, by Mrs. C. R. Orcutt of San Diego, was next read by Miss C'hevallier. The paper contrasted the policy and management of magazines and daily and weekly papers. Newspa pers are ephemeral: the magazines of to day are educating the statesmen of to morrow. They should instruct while they entertain and cater to the best in our natures. The editors should winnow the chaff from the wheat, yet they often take and print trash to which prominent names are attached rather than better Stuff from unknown writer. Journalism is highly respectable yet tbe poetry is intefdarded with prose; tbe scope and houndaiios ol the magazine are much wider, and it s the essence of journalism. No discussion followed this paper, and Mrs. Mary L. Craig of Red lands read her paper on Women as Coun selors at Law, In which she likened the study of law to that of a beautiful flower, which required culture, knowledge and wisdom. She spoke of her study in the Berkeley law school and her own' ex perience in practicing law. Of the invariable kind treatment she received, nnd of the breadth she had gained by the study, in women as in men. There are 200 women lawyers in the United States, four in California and one in Japan where they will not allow more. Women are more capable of settlim,' cases out of court, like many men, special instances were given illustrating this point. The practice of law requires a knowledge of History, literature and logic. This paper was followed by a little dis cussion, and then came the paper of the day, and one of the cleverest by far, and the most witty of any given at all, by Miss Ella H. Knderlein on Woman as a Reporter Elizabeth G. Jordan says: "Xo doubt if every woman in the journalistic field were taken out the newspapers would go to press al the usual hour." In the great field of journalism women are indeed Incx nerlen ed; they stand at the door of the sanctum sanctorum, but they are not often invited to enter, and even when tbey have pushed their way in, their tenure of office is not secure, nor will it be until woman lays the found ation for her work and is familiar with its details even as a newspaper man is familiar. Of the several thousand newspapermen in the country there arc less than 250 who are really professionals: there are no feminine James Gordon Bennetts, or Hor ace Greeleys, or Henry J. Raymonds; there arc no shining erratic stars like George D. Prentice or Napoleonic genuises or Forneys of the feminine type. But th ere are Elizabeth (~. Jordons, and Xellie Blys. and Elizabeth Bissels, and Annie Lauries, anil there are hosts of bril- I liant free lances full of btigbt thought ; wbo arc making themselves felt all over \ the country. There are Mrs. Frank Leslie, and Jennie j June, and Margaret Sullivan, and Kate Field, who have settled the question of j women in the newspaper world, nnd who find success, and money and fume to- | gether. To enter the newspaper field tbe ordi- j nary women must be content to com mence at the lowest round of the ladder. She must, or generally does, creep on under the despised title of "society re porter," and then she must be ready to near innumerable disappointments and no end of humiliations. She must leave her sex wholly out of the question, and be capable of doing what any good man may , do on the staff; nay more—she must lie , equally at home at a fashionable wedding and a pomological display. she must he j an authority on French millinery, pink j I teas and real lace, as well, as Athletic I sports and political conventions, j She must lie quite as intelligent at a I coroner's inquest as at a full dress ball; and while she may be welcomed by the \ debutante wbo displays ber tirst ball dress in ecstasy, the coroner cannot see why ! she exists", and the lack of appreciation in a coroner is very hard to bear. ; The local reporter deals almost entirely with men, the newspaper world sets forth largely the ideas of men, and it is only , very recently that an editor or a publisher could be made to look at anything from a ' woman's standpoint. This was tbe beginning of the "wo ! man's department" in the city newspa ! pers, those columns of household, fashion recipes, and other twaddle with which many an editor thinks he must cater to the feminine taste. For a long time by editing this stuff, : women held their positions on newspa : pers by the skin of their teeth. They also obtained positions as "space ! writers.' but as all-around reporters there is small show for them yet. i But there are men in the newspaper : world who believe woman is part of humanity,and that her point of view may ibe quite as interesting to the general public as a man's: and then, if as a re ; porter she shows herself at all clever, she ! may, on trial, convince the editor that she knows something and very reluctantly he admits her to the local room, that sacred precinct, where the air is always blue with tobacco smoke, and where the men sit with their feet on the table and their bats on their head*. Hero is an atmosphere wholly new to her; she must be judged solely by ber : merits, and here she may write all the news of the day with a new vision. She toons learns to be profound over a ; sermon, witty over a banquet, superficial ; over a society function, learned over a I lecture, and versatile in club work. She is able to write an obituary at a j moment's notice, and interviews with a stage beauty without warning; she must !be equal to an expose of spiritualism, a dissertation on theosophy and an armory | ball In one and the same evening. To be really a successful reporter she must be psychologist, a legislator, a mct aphyi ician. She must understand all schools of art and be immensely wise on Impressionism. She must be up on sym bolism and be a music and dramatic critic. She must be full of humor, wit, persitiage, sarcasm and sympathy. She must he a book reviewer and equally at borne iv biography, fiction, history, science and education. * She must !be able to get up a half column on the weather, or a column on the new system |of individual work in the public schools at call. But above all, over all and through all, 1 she must be the society editor, and with j all the daily stuff she grinds out. she must faithfully chronicle—the fact that Mrs. Albert Alphonso Brown gave a whist party at her residence on Jefferson ave nue last evening; that there were fourteen tables: that Miss Elizabeth Carolyn Bartholomew won the first " prize, a wide mouthed rose of' green Bohemian glass, and that Mrs. General Forsythe Van Bont won tbe second prize, a beautiful Rock wood pit- Cher, that the score cards were made of I rough paper, edged with all the colors of j the rainbow, that they «.>re in tbe shape lof hearts, and lo them were attached | small bunches of artifical tlowers and ber ries on their own sterns, and that the | guests were General and Mrs. X. Y. Z. : Manahan and Judge and Mrs. Stephen j Harding Davidson, and so on and so on, j ] ad infinitum to the extent of a column. Tiie public is always supposed to be on i the gui Vive in social matters, and it is wild to know that at Mrs. Orion Champ ion's luncheon, covers were laid for twelve, that there were lavender shades on the candelebra, and that lavender satin rib bons were woven among tbe violets that strewed the table: that there were souvenir I violet bonbon boxes for each guest, and I other minute and important details that the editor considers as part of the news of the day. The woman reporter is supposed to gather this at the Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Education rooms,and the City | Hall. She gleans it from the Citrus Fair, and the Teachers' institute; or the Bee keepers' Association, where she may have her detail; or she breathes it in, on her wanderings to and from the office. The reporter must learn, too, that she is not autlioritv as to the importance of her items, and tliat she be admonished and snubbed vigorously, and take her share of expletives with the rest of the reporters. She must work like a man and never "fall down on a detail; and if she proves her efficiency and scope on the staff, she will become a permanency—with time. Every reporter works under pressure, the tin de siecle newspaper wants every bit of news tirst. and one must be able tii scent news In the air and bo ready to in vestigate a "tip" almost before it is given. Reporting demands quick thought, but a characteristic style; a wide acquaint ance,and the latter is often far more valu able than one imagines. Tbe women of the American press re ceived special tribute from Max O'Rell when he was in this country, and bis dis tinguished consideration was very encour aging to them. At the conclusion of the above brilliant j paper, which was capitally read, Mrs, Florence Hardman Miller of Oakland- ! who was Bent as a delegate to the eonven. tion, and who is an active newspapej woman, was called upon. Mrs. Miller spoke a few graceful words of encour agement and hope to the local associa tion. Mrs. Ema Foster Haberkorn was then called to 'the platform. Mrs. Haberkorn gave a graphic de scription ot her experience among the black* In the South, where sue was sent as correspondent by the Pittsburg His patch some years ago. She told of her j experience with J. "j. Brady, Frederick Douglass and James 6, Blame, of Mrs. Francis Harper and some lectures she heard ber give, anil of the various phases of |$fe of the blacks and half blacks, malt and female, in Sclnia. The exercises closed with a brief address hy Hey. Ada Howies, who eulogized Brands Harper, and told of an experience in New York where Mrs. Harper and another colored member of tbe Woman's Congress were excluded from an invitation extended to the rest of the congress by one of the alleged swelldom in New York; of the action of Sorosis in the matter, Mrs. Bowles concluded ber remarks by saying she had championed Mrs. Harper's cause, which brought forth much applause. The Ideal In Journalism Mrs. Jeannie Peet of Palmdale wrote the following paper, which was read by Mrs. Mary X. Bowman, on Tuesday: "The press is the subtlest, strongest, most far-reaching influence in tbe civil ized world to-day. I believe that a mo ment's thought will check any impulse to question the truth of this. Church, statecraft, caste, wealth -these are still mighty powers. They have held, they as pire to bold, they wiil light, for ages'yet. to bold the longed-for supremacy. There is but one organized force—the result of human intellect and energy—wbibh exer cises a more universal sway than any of j them. It is younger than all—but they, though earlier in" the Held, had to give way. They even rely upon the Press to help them retain their places in the great campaign. Journalism! The power which appeals to all classes, includes all powers, makes itself responsible to the waiting millions, holds up to the world the picture and the story of its passing hour; Where, in this vast, practical scheme, is the place of tbe viewless Ideal. The very processes of journalism call for such knowledge, skill and devotion, that they have become an accepted fea LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 14, 1893. ture of the panorama. The representa tives of journalism, however humble, have their honorable place. The approval of the press is more sought for than that of kings. Its signals across the world af fect and guide men's actions. It is a preventive, as well as a cure, for "the evil that men do." Journalism deals with the present, and men live in the present. It regards, and rightly, the actual, the real. What, then, has it to do, why should it concern it with, their opposite, the Ideal? The Ileal: Re—the thing, the fact! The ideal-Simply, the idea; the soul and higher meaning of facts, the floating I spirit .if truth hovering over and beyond i the embodied Actual. The Ideal is al ! ways ready to be called to its place as the j inspiration, the spiritual strength of the I Real. In every great factor in the progress of our race the two elements are intended to combine. One of our best-loved leaders and teachers of thought says: "Every act has a thought back of It. The province of the Ideal is with the quality of these thoughts (which result iv deeds). The thoughts should be kept high and clear, so that tbe deeds which they result in cannot be ignoble. "But," it may be objected, "journal ism has neither space nor t ; me for the ideal. It has chosen or evolved its mis sion In accordance with the demand which has created it. It prefers electric ity to rainbow wings. It leaves the poetic a. peet of life to ) oets, and the high, the clear, the inspirational business to literature proper. Journalism is faith ful observation and concentrated report, of what is. It is not its fault if what is is not any better." Xo? " It is always well to establish the precise point of disagreement. That is where we disagree. Every organized power proceeding from man's intellectual energy has so far had some weak spot in herent iv its system. The weak spot be comes in time a diseased spot, fostering within itself the principle of decay. ! hold that the weak spot in journalism is its repudiation of the ideal element in its presentation of human affairs. This repudiation is equivalent to ignor ance or disregard of the extent ot its mor al obligation to the world. Perhaps the majority of editors—the high priests of the cu!t'-in their sancti, in its temples, rise to the true height of tbe situation. We know that many of them do. They and we know that many do not. There is movement, and it is surely in advance. Moral piogress is not yet at its declining point, within the area of civilization, and the press is represen tative of tendency at least, and indicates the truth, if not the wdiole truth. Let us assume that journalism is on the whole—in its composite consciousness aware of its increasing power, of the greatness of its scope and influence. It need not fear to take higher ground. It can do pretty much as it pleases. It has become the guide and indicator to all ages and classes, the foremost educator of char acter. Journalism can afford to stop ca tering to the uneducated or depreciated mind—the un-ideal mind. When we are in a position and possess the strength to lift up, we should not offer excuse that we are dragged down. Man kind is not yet so mature as not to crave rulers. Away in the past when ideas had a certain primitive beauty and simple grandeur, tbe idea of kings, to take the responsibility of preserving justice, was invented. These kings were individuals. They had not got beyond that then. They hedged the kinas around with traditions of divinity to keep them holy and up to the mark." Xow, rulers to whom are en trusted absolute power, should realize that noblesse oblige. It is demanded of them sooner or later, although humanity is pa tient. The individual kings did not live up to the world's idea of what kings should be. If they suggested it, it was usually by a careful effect of contrast. So the hedge of divinity wore thin in places, and be came at. last quite scraggy; so that it drew ridicule and was linally uprooted, save for a tuft of tradition still clinging, rusty and futile, here and there. And all this change and disintegration was caused by careless contempt for the ideal. We have a special dislike, in tbe land of tiie free, to words and emblems associ ated with such egregious failures as tbe experiment in kings, so I will not risk incurring the disesteem of a power I re vere, by saying that journalism wields the scepter "and wears the crown today, in all parts of the earth where men are educationally qualified to hold an opinion. I will only say that humanity must still be ruled,"but under courteous disguises, and by the newest forms of influente. It is not so easy to bring the power of the press to book as it was to tateh a poor little king or two and takeaway his crown —bead and all. Still, nothing in creation is beyond criticism, certainly not that great in stance and example of it: force—tbe press itself. In the recording and depicting of the realities which till the world's fleeting measures of time the claims of all classes of readers—and buyers—should be ac knowledged and furthered. There is cer tainly no cause for neglect of such re search as would furnish the news they crave to that large contingent whose in crease is the very object of our wide winged institutions of every branch of learning. The journal is our destined reading. To those of us who wish to use our brains as crucibles, and not as sieves, wbo eagerly look for tidings of intrinsic worth, who find the true real combined with the ideal in all the varied phases of the vast continuous movement of the human race, journalism, great as it is, is less than it might be. The ideal is not the natural enemy of the real. They are distinct, indeed." but were meant to be allies, not rivals. They are opposite, but not in opposition, unless you misplace tbeni. They are counterparts—"two forms which differ in order to correspond." Mrs. Mary M. Bowman, at the session of the convention on Tuesday, read the fol lowing paper on The Newsgatherer: "1 feel deeply indebted to the pro gramme committee who have sandwiched me between two such able speakers. The usual method of sandwich making is here reversed. We usually have the meat be tween the bread, here we have the bread between the meat. After the refreshment presented by the very beautiful and ex cellent paper of Mrs. Peet, our poet, sculptor and writer. I feel sure that any lack of nutriment in this practical paper, half talk and half paper, you will be more than richly compensated by Mrs. Spring, who is to follow, our most brilliant and youngest member. The lirst essential qualification for suc cess as a newsgatherer, is what we term among the craft "a nose for news." This docs not imply any particular shape or cut in that useful facial appendage, nor that it should possess the peculiar traits attributed to that legendary personage: Paul Pry, but it does mean the gift to know news when you see it. It is that sense in the newspaper man or woman born for the work, that we may compare to the keen scent of the hunting dog that guides bim straight to the game, and dis tinguishes him from other breeds of the canine race. It ia the faculty that keeps on the alert for everything of interest for newspaper columns, to sift and separate tbe impor tant from the unimportant; to discrimin ate between what to say and what to leave unsaid; to know in short, in tin list of daily happenings, what is worth giving to the public from that not worth the writing. This to a certain extent is the result of training, but in a larger sense it is innate, for the genuine newsgatherer like tbe poet, is born, not made. Xo amount of training, I am inclined to think, would mako a really successful re porter unless there is natural aptness and innate love of it, though this native talent is developed and made more efficient by discipline. There used to bean old-fashioned idea among newspaper editors that some The Newsgatherer preliminary training was necessary in en tering certain lines of newspaper work, but in these progressive days we see so i many persons entering full-fledged in all departments, without previous experience, we may now consider this obsolete, gone with the old-fashioned grandmother, and a few other old-fashioned things, that tbe world and newspaper readers might be somewhat the gainer were they not quite so old-fashioned. Another factor of success in news gathering is patience—infinite patience. It ap. ears to the uninitiated quite a sim ple process to ask for news and get it. The paragraph, half column or column in the morning or evening paper hears no evidence on its face ot the questions and cross questions that wore asked, the ferreting out, the hunting down, the strategy and tireless energy required to obtain details. Each person" sees things from his own point of view, draws his own conclusions, and looks through dif ferent eyes. Five people who witness an accident each give a different version of it. and each is equally positive that his account is the correct one. The puzzled reporter must patiently Investigate and take the prepondetence of evidence. The third fundamental element of suc cess is perseverance. A newspaper re porter has no such word as no In his vo cabulary. Refused and repulsed in one direction, she must turn in another, should the pursuit of news demand. Fail in the primary source, she mustattain her object in a secondary one. Scruples must be put in one's pocket, timidity nnd shrinking, overcome, eliminated from the nature. Personality disappears in the at tainment of the end. These few elemen tary principles widen out and include energy, enthusiasm and many others, I which cannot be touched upon in ten I minutes. There was at one time un im pression abroad that something called I "cheek" was an essential to the profes sion, but that is a mistake; we call it a high devotion to duty and a laudable am bition for the success of the paper, of which each one connected is a factor. Evening Reception Last evening there were a large number of responses to tbe reception invitations and the parlors of the Xadeau were filled shortly after 8 o'clock. The program me was opened by Mr. Car i lisle I'etersiloa, wbo played Beethoven's Sonata Puthctique. There were only a few of the audience who stopped talking during the music, but Mr. Pc torsi leaman fully went through the throe movements notwithstanding. Mrs. Emma Seckle Marshall made a short address and intro duced Mrs. M. Burton Williamson, the new president of the club. Mrs. Arthur C. Taylor sang Cade la Sera, by Mllilotti. Mrs. Taylor has a rich, smooth contralto voice. She is recently lrom| Xew York, where she has ben singing in Wil ton, Morrill and Mitti's church. Her song was most cordially applauded, and for an encore ' she gave Frederick Birch's "I'm Waiting." Hon. Frank Rader followed with an ad dross of greeting, welcome and congratu lation. W. P. Chambers' Mandolin * Club played two selections. A poem by Mrs - K. A. Otis was read by Miss A. A. Chev allier; a paper written by Mrs. C. M. Severance was read by Mrs. Mary E. Dart; and in conclusion Rose Hartwick Thorpe recited "In Captivity," oneof ber own poems. Miss Jessie Benton Fremont was too ill to either attend or write the greeting which she had promised, aud the rest of the evening was devoted to in formal speeches by Prof, P. W. Search, H. /.. Osborne, Dr. S. H. Weller, W. C. Burbank and William H. Knight. Among the large number of guests there were present Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rader, Mr. and Mrs. Preston W. Search, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Currier, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Osgood, Mr. and Mrs. Hawvcr, Mr. and Mrs. At water. Dr. and Mrs. Walter Lindlcy, Mr. and Mrs. McMullin, Mesdamea M. Burton Williamson. Emma Seckle Marshall, Re becca Spring, Jennie Peet. Alice Moore McComas, Arthur C. Taylor, Carrie Ash ton Johnson, Rose Hartwicke Thorpe. Mary E. Hart, Ema Foster Haberkorn, Mary M. Bowman, Dow, McClees, Owen, Ella" H. Enderlein, Florence Miller, Philips, Mary Lynde Craig, Clara Spald ing Brown; Misses Williamson, Cora and Bona Foy, Elliott, McComas, Bucking ham, Murill, Irwin: Messrs. W. C. Bur bank, Gardner Curran, 11. Z. Osborne, Dr. Murphy and Dr. A. Davidson. BRIEF MENTION Corsets fitted at the Unique. Redlands oranges at Althouse Bros.' Life reading, ft; satisfaction guaran teed. Fanny Green, 44 S. Main, room 8. Santa Catalina Island steamer connects daily, except Sunday, at San Pedro with Southern Pacific Company's train leaving Arcade depot at 12:55 p. m. The Wil mington Transportation Company's ocean passenger steamer Falcon w'il! make daily trips, Sundays excepted. The company reserves the right to change steamers and clays of sailing without notice. Farewell lecture by Rev. J. Q. A. Henry of San Francisco at Music Hall, Friday evening, March 15: American Citizen ship Against the World. Admission 10 cents. Reserved scats 2o cents, to bo se cured on day of lecture at box office of the Los Angeles Theater. Mrs. Ellen B. Murphy, wife of tbe late Consul-General to Germany, and sister of Mrs. D. M. Welch, speaks, and exhibits historic thimbles and needlework, 2 p. m. today at Simpson parsonage, BOS Sou b Qlive, benefit Home Missions. All invit ed; 25 cents, including refreshments. Dr. V. S. Differbacher, dentist, rooms 4 and j, 110 y. Spring st., Los Angeles. 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I I Which acts directly on parti affected, absorbs tumors, allays I I itching, and effects a permanent CURE. ™ " For sale by all Druggists, or sent by mail on receipt of prloe. • 50c and $ 1.00 per box. Address, Mrs. Van, 308 E. First Street, LOS ANGELES, CAL. DR. SPARREVOHN, DENTIST f DEIST IST J 218 NORTH MAIN STREET, ROOMS 1011. FOR ONE MONTH ONLY \ I Offer the Public the Following Prices for Dental Work: Best set S. S. White's Teeth... .$7 00 reg. price flO 00 Aluminum plate $12 00 reg. price $20 00 Gold crown $5 00 reg. price SlO 00 Gold alloy filling 100 reg. price 200 Silver filling 50 reg. price 100 LADY ASSISTANT. Teeth extracted free from 8 to 9 a.m. Ofllce open evenings and Sundays Office over Heinseman's drug store. GLASS & LONG, Blank Book [Manufacturers. THE HOFFMAN FLAT-OPENING BLANK BOOKS. TELEPHONE 535. • 213-215 NEW HIGH ST., LOS ANGELES OR. WHITE'S £ PRIVATE mfW I DISPENSARY m mm DR. WHITE, the oldest et m tahllshed speciulist, has de _ voted more time, ns city pa- WS Jtffwt pers sboiv, to the exclusive hLmL treatment of texual and chronic diseases of men and vromen tnan nnv o,her stiver Using physician in this city B ood and skin diseases, red spots, pain in bones, s ire throat and mouth, lilotches and eruptions of the ekln, ulcers, painful swellings, etc ; kidney and bladder diseases, frequent micturition, scalding, in flammation, gravel, etc.; organic weakn as, undeveloped organs, Impediments to mar riage, norvous debility, impaired memory, menUl anxiety, absence of will power, weak back, lost vitality, melancholy and all dis eases resulting from excesses, indiscretion or overwork, recent or old, speedily, thoroughly and permanently cured. "Where shall I goto get cured?" many a sufferer asks, not know ing nhom to trust, tfo where thousands of others have gone and be restored to perfect health, the comforts of home and the enjoyt ment of society—to Dr. White's old-established oflice,located eight years in Lou Angeles. All lingering chronic diseases that have been neg lected or have failed to yield to tho treatment of less skillful hands soon get well under Dr White's superior treatment. Patients wishing speedy relief and sure cure should consult Dr. White, whose long, extensive experience.en ables him to apply the proper t.ealment at once without useless experiments, thus saving the patient much time and expense. Office and private laboratory, 128 North Main street Los Angeles, Cal. Out-of-town patients treated by mail and express. PERRYrMOTT"&~CO.'S LUMBER VHRD AND PLANINQ MILLS, 136 Commercial it., - Loi Angeles. Cal. GOLD AND SILVER REFINING ffl&sS£ts& 430 South Spring street, Ix» Angeles, <:»1. . . . . I Have Been Robbed! w£ By PnceTailorv^t After Th't} IU 119 GABEL J9| &ABEL TheTaAor IL 812 South Spring itreet, below Third. RY TO READ When what you read is entertaining and when you don't ha.-c to strain your eyes Iv perusing it. You can afford to be rocsless with anything but your eyes; you can afford to take chances with anything but your sight. We make all sor s of glasses for all sorts of eyes, and for their expert examin tlou no charge is mad. You will find in our line stock everything to improve one's eyesight in tne way of glasses. PACIFIC OPTICAL CO., Scientific Optician*, 107 N. Spring st. £]gf-I)on't forget number. J. M. Griffith. Pres John T. Griffith, V.-Pres Y. T. Griffith, Secretary and Treasurer. Geo. K. Waites, Sup'tof Mill. J. M. GRIFFITH COMPANY, Lumber Dealers, And Manufacturers ot Artistic 111 work ot [very Description. Doors, Windows. Blinds and Stairs. 934 N. Alameda st.. I-os Ancles. Cal.