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The herald. [microfilm reel] (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, October 04, 1895, Image 5

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Los Angeles' Finest Commer*
cial Structure Is Complete
Rise and Progress of an Enterprising
flentlon of the Firms That Have Contribute!
to the Bulldlnj-AII Belong
in This City
The aiivont of tho New Boston block in
this city is significant from more than
one point of view. It means tint this
city has attained to the dignity and im
portance of a metropolitan center, and
that its leading firms are assured by the
patronage which has been given them in
the past that the future offers to them
•till greater prosperity. It means that
Los Angeles is looked upon hy shrewd
and experienced men as a sure lield for
large enterprises and a city Which is up
on its way to commercial supremacy up
on tbe l'acific coast. With the completion
of tho structure under consideration and
its equipment with stock tho publio of
this city and of Southern California will
be afforded an opportunity to make se
lections from the latest and best products
of manufacturers, both of i his mini try and
of Europe. It will no longer be necessary
for tbem to snake annual pilgrimages to
the great emporiums of San Francisco for
tho choicest products of tho world's mar
kets, for they can bo supplied henceforth
at home.
The name, "Boston Store," is not new
to the purcbaaing publio of this city. For
the past ten years it has been a house
hold word upon the lips of the mos» dis
criminating shoppers of the city, while
tbe class—a very largo one in Southern
Callifornia—which demand! the great
est and best returns for its
money, has been long supplied
from its liberal bargain counters.
From the beginning the linn has stood
a little in advance of tho average market,
wide awake to the growing demands of
Its trade, and alert to secure for it the
greatest attainable values. This fact,
coupled with tbe further fact that the
firm has uniformly dealt upon a liberal
basis of protit with its patrons, and has
accorded to thorn every possible privilege
consistent with business methods, ac
count] for the prevailing "popularity
which it enjoys. It is probably not too
much to say that no retail establishmsnt
in any community more emphatically en
joys the confidence of the public than docs
tbe Boston.
The personnel of tbe management of
the house is composed of men of long ex
perience in their respective lines of activ
ity. They aro not only expert judges of
values, but are well acquainted with the
executive department of their assign
ments. This fact accounts for the prompt
ousmess methods which prevail in the
house and which havo been so strong a
factor in popnlftrlzlne it. At the head of
the institution is Mr. C. W. R. Ford.
president of the corpoiation and general
manager of the house. This gentleman
is also at the head of the well-known
firm of C. W. R. Ford <fe Co. of San Fran
cisco, a wholesale establishment which
commands a very large part of the whole
sale tailors' supply trade of tbe Pacific
coast. The management is assisted by
an able corps of department managers,
each selected with special reference to
bis fifties for the woik assigned to him.
The departmental management In detail
is as follows:
Floor malingers and ushers. Mr. Kemp
ton, Mr. Hulburt, Mr. Wilson, Mr.Stuard
and Mr. Knapp. Mr. Blackstone,who bas
been so long identified with the Boston
store, has returned from Europe and tho
east alter having made selections for the
now stock. Following is a list of depart
mental heads: Bilks, Mr. Mackay ; color
ed dress goods, Mr. Shriver; black dress
goods, Mr. Traversy; tailors' trimmings,
Mr.Zinnamon; linings, Mr.Herr; notions
and trimmings, Mr. McNeely; ribbons,
Mrs. Williams; ladies' knit underweir,
Mrs. Aydelotto; mens' knit underwear,
Mr. Watson; corsets, Miss McCarthy;
laoes and embroidery and veilings and
handekrechiefs, Miss Fiercy; gloves. Miss
M.McCrillus ; hosiery, Miss Hause; domes
tic department, Mr. F'ogarty ; umbrellas
and parasols, Miss Carlisle; cloaks and
suits, Mr. Parish and Mrs. Hayt; muslin
underwear and infant's goods, Mrs.
Irisn; art department, Miss Abbott;
draperies, Mr. Vincent; paper patterns,
Mi s Angel.
j Boßton store building, though not
thr largest in the city, is, nevertheless, a
very pretentious itruoture and clearly
ranks among the best class ot buildings
in Southern California. In its ground
dimensions it is hO by lb'O feet, and occu
pies the Broadway front of a plat of lots
owned by Mrs. 0, \V. E. Ford, which ex
tend back to Hill street. Tbe structure is
four stories in height. Th 6 main facade,
the feature of most interest in the ex
terior, presents a pleasing composition of
design and color, and one which speaKs
of retinod architectural conception us
well as utility. The leading features ot
the front are"delicacy ot tint and an or
nate treatment of artistic tracery
closely in harmony with classic stand
ards. In general terms this facade may
be termed an adaptation of the French
rennaisance. Though its purpose forbids
the faithful following out of the order its
main features are almost pure in design
and so happily combined as to present no
offense to the eve of the trained ob
server. The fust story is almost entirely
of glass and therefore presents no con
scpicuous lines. In combination, bow
ever, with the second story, which to
gether form the lower composition of the
facade, its massive columns are an essen
tial element. Together these two stories
compose a very lifting base for the en
tablature which surmounts them. They
are vocal of utility, as a matter of course,
being broken upon both levels by im
mense window openings,and present little
of ornamentation. A bioad belt which
Is sheltered by the entablature hears in
Urge characters tho familiar name:
Tbe tnird and fourth stories of the
building are built in composition, and
most emphatically proclaim the archi
tectural order of the daslejn. The treat
ment is such as to form a vorv appropri
ate superstructure to the lower stories.
The windows of these two floors are in
cluded in parallel perpendicular panels,
which rise from the second story level to
the height of the superior frnlze, thus
grouping the openings which fall in per
pendicular lines together and forming
three oval topped panels of symmetrical
design. These are flanked by elliptical
French windows at the extreme right and
left, each made conspicuous by ornate
classical tracery. Tbe main panels ol
the front are bordered with wide bands
of terra cotta, which hear elaborate de
signs in conventional filigree. At the
floor level which peparotes these stories
the large panels aro broken by horizon
tal panels carved in imitation of flower
Jarlands suspended at tbeir extremities,
etween the main panels are circular
ueJurmouuting tbe fourth story level is
the fcroad freize. It is very properly ot
plain design so as to give effectiveness to
the features which surround it. It IS
broken at regular intervals by throe circu
lar lookouts, each with v setting of class
ical tracery which is in harmony with
the general composition.
The most conspicuous feature of the
facade is tho pure Oorinthian cornice. It
is elaborate in design and sufficiently
massive to appropriately crown the
whole. Above rises the parapet to a con
siderable Height, broken at its center by
an entro sol panel in high relief. The
whole is surmountod by an elaborately
designed acroteria which forms an appro
priate finale to the composition.
The effectiveness of the adornment of
the front is greatly heightened by tho
fact that all decorative features ore pro
jected within the extreme limits of the
building, and at thair right and left ex
tremities are returned upon themselves.
By this device the autonomy of tho de
sign can not be interfered with in future
by the erection of adjacent structures.
Though tho decorative features of this
faoa.de aro the result of professional de
sign by tho architects, the unique com
position of salient features are the result
of Mr. Ford's wide study and observa
tion. Primarily the main facade is a
copy of the same feature of one of the
buildings of the Pope Manufactnring
company, and which was designed by
Mr. Ford's intimate and life-long friend,
Colonel Pope, the head of tbe great blcy
cio tirm. Tbe essential changes are only
such as are demanded by the require
ments of a great dry goods emporium.
Tbe interior arrangement and appoint
ment of the great building aro nil tnat
years of careful study, close observation,
discriminating taste, judgment of utili
ties and unlimited means can produce.
The arrangement is such as to afford
the most speedy and convenient
transaction of business and to afford to
patrons the greatest convenience. Con
trary to the usual custom the elevator
shaft is placed in the geometrical center |
of the building. This arrangement affords ;
the most ready communication from all
parts of the various floors. Tbis feature |
is supplemented by ample stair routes at I
the rear.
In general, tho interior may be divided
into four departments. Under this classi
fication there would be, in their order,
the following: Tbe basement, retail de
partment,occupying the two lower tloors;
the manufacturing department and the
wholesale department, occupying tbe up
per floors. Of course this division is not
entirely satisfactory, as It does not in
clude tbo exocutive nor tho receiving and
shipping departments.
Tne two lower lloors are destined to
arouse tho greatest interest, as they are
tho portion of the building set apart to
the retail departments. Here every
known accessory which subserves the
speedy transaction of business and the
convenience and comfort of tbe publio
and of the employees bas been supplied.
Tne main floor contains the endless ar
ray of shelves, counters and show cases
required for tbe greal stock of goods.
The customer enters at the main portal
in front,which is Hanked by the immense
display windows upon either aide. These
latter alone are large apartments, and
arc lighted by the largest plates of glass
in Southern California. Tbe portal is
floored in brilliant tiling, upon which
the firm name is conspicuously inlaid.
Light is supplied to the interior by two
immense light wells situated at Intervals
alon>i tho axis of the building, before and
after the elevator shaft. Artificial light
is provided for by tbo presence of 680 in
candescent electric tights grouped upon
the columns and suspended from the bor
ders of the light shalts. The retail facil
ties provided are all that long experience
and a thorough knowledge ol the require
ments of tno trade can sugeest. The de
partment for wrapping bundles and mak
ing change occupies a conspicuous posi
tion at an elevation in the center of the
first lloor. It is contained in a gallery
which is supported upon Drackets, and
which surrounds the elevator shaft. To
it from innumerable stations on this floor
the cash and bundle carrying devices aro
connected. Tho latter is the finest sys
tem contained in any retail es.ablish
mont in America. It is the first institu
tion which contains an all-silver system
to be inaugurated in the world. Upon
this floor is situated the general business
othce of the firm, the office of tho general
manager and the vaults.
Tho second floor contains the cloak,
drapery and millinery departments, tbe
apartments for tho displuy of delicate
fabrics under gas light and the ladies'
parlors. The latter are fitted up in a
su.nptuous manner, being provided with
every possible accessory that can yield
either comfort or convenience. A hand
some mantel is tho chief feature ot this
apartment, while upon every side are
choice draperies, luxuriant couches, easy
chairs and handsome rugs. Connected
with tho parlors are lavatories, a mes
senger call, public telephone service and
the intercommunicating telephone sys
tem whicn traverses the' building. A
handsome center tabic contains at all
times a supply ot stationery for tbe uso
of patrons.
Tho lloors above aro devoted to the re
fitting department and to tho wholesale
trade. Ono unique innovation is the pro
vision made for the display of samples
by traveling salesmen. Tbe wbolesale
department is separated from the lloors
below by the interposition of elaborate
glass settings in the light wells. From
the lowei lloor this feature is specially
attractive, shedding as it does a trans
lucent radiance in all directions. The
seoond story level of tho light wells is
surrounded by an artistically designed
; Especially noticeable In tbe structure
is the provision made for tbe convenience
of employees. Separate lavatories and
retiring rooms are provided tor both sex
es o.i all floors, while the ladies are pro
vided with a handsome lunch room.
The conception and execution of a de-
sign as great and important as that of
rho erection of the new Boston is perhaps
not entirely due to any ono man exclu
sively, but rather to the combined wisdom
of many. In this particular case, how
eve', it is not ton muob to say that one
man was emphatically the moving spirit
of the entiro enterprise and that tbe work
was due almost entirely to his untiring
effort and consummate foresight. That
man is C. W. K. Ford, the manager of
the tirm. From the first Mr. Ford has
given tho project his careful attention
anil has devoted him elf to the enterprise
with untiring seal I' may be truthfully
said that he is the author of the building
and the Inspiring genius which
wrought its perfections.
The Architects Who Designed the New
Boston Store Block
The Boston Btore building, as it ap
pears today, in all of its completeness,
reflects great credit upon its designers,
Messrs. Elsen and Hunt. The building
was constructed under their plans and
personal supervision. Mr. Kiaen, as resi
lient member of tbe former linn of Curlet
& Eisen, who built the court house, the
Roman Catholic orphan asylum, tbe Po
tomao building, tbe Freeman block and
other notable blocks, joined Mr. Hunt
January 1, 1C96. Mr. Hunt is well-knowa
as one of the ablest residence architects,
and is tho author of the designs of tbe
Bradbury and Byrne buildings.
Dealers In and flanufacturers of Paints, Oils
end Glass
Glass for tbe Boston building was fur
nished Dy the well-known house of W. P.
Fuller of this city. Tho contract
amounted to something liko $3000. The
largo plates for tbe great show windows
of the front are tho largost ever placed in
Southern California.
This tirm carries tho largest stock of
glass of various descriptions of any house
in tho worlJ. It has large establishments
in every city of any importance upon the
Pacific coast. It is the only manufac
turer of a full line of paints west of the
Missouri river. It began business at San
Francisco more than forty years ago. Its
trade is the largest in its line west of
New York. Its IMoneer white lead and
I'acitio rubber paint are products which
command tho markets of the west almost
to the exclusion of all competitors.
The firm manufactures and imports
gasoline, naptha, benzine, brushes, var
nisneß and lubricating oils, colors In oil
and japan, mixed paint for outside and
inside work and every article of standard
uso in tbe paint trade. It Is also agent
for French and Belgian plate glass com
panies, for Valentine's varnishes and su
perfine japan colors and alabastino. It
deals extensively in doors, blinds and
windows. A full line of artists' materials
is always kept in stock. A new lino and
one that is destined to provo to be a very
important ono is that of Florentine glass
for partitions and overhead lights.
The principal establishments ot the
firm are located at San Francisco, Los
Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Oak
land and Seattle. Tho resident member
of tho firm and manager of the Los An
geles house is Mr. I. A. Lothian.
Weil-Known Electrical Engineers end Con
tractors of Haln Street
Tbe electric appliances of tho build
ing were supplied by the well known
electric engineers, Messrs. Griff el A Sum
ner, ot South Main street. Tho equip
ment is the most complete of any con
tained in any structure, either public or
private, in the city. Morn than (1.50 in
candescent lights, each of sixteen candle
power, are employed.
Tbo arrangement of tho lighting plant
and the distribution of the lights was a
matter of great importance, and tho re
sult of careful consideration. The lights
are arranged in eighty circuits, each
under independent management. Moro
than twenty-live marble switch boards,
arranged in different parts of the build
ing, are required. Tho largo light wells
above the main floor are supplied with
300 lights alone. The display windows
contain 120 more, while throughout the
building groups of lights aro borne upon
handsomely designed silver brackets, ex
tending from columns and the side walls.
The plan of disposing of the lights upon
so large a number of circuits was adopted
for the purpose of enabling the electrician
of the building to utilize as much and no
more light at a given time as the con
ditions might require. Flvery alternate
light may be used at one time or every
fourth light along the illuminated cor
nices of the light wells or upon the win
dow frames. The same perlect control
extends to the column lights. All cir
cuits upon the first lloor aro controlled
from one large marble switch board.
Tho Boston Store building contains one
feature, furnished by Griffes &. Sumner,
that has not a counterpart this side tho
Rocky mnuntaius. It is a complete sys
tem of intercommunicating telephones
for the use of the various officers and
directors of tho house. The system is
unique in construction as well as of vast
utility. The marvelous feat of transmit
ting the conversation of sit different
speakers, each talking to separata and
distinct listeners wnile only twelve sta
tions are employed, is accomplished by
this wonderful modern invention.
The manner of operating tho system is
a mattor of as much interest to electricians
as to tbe uninitiated. Each station is
supplied with a small switch board con
taining keys bearing tbe names of all
otuer stations on the circuit. By press
ing any ono of the buttons upon the.
board, ooiummunlcation is at once es
tablished with the desired deparment in
stantaneously, and without tbo use of a
cc ntral station.
A multiplication of tho extent of tho
citrcuit could be made almost without
limit and practically within the sumo dis
tances now reached by established sys
tems. In the Boston Store tho stations of
tho lirst lloor are live in number, com
prising office, manager, front door and
wrap desk. On the second lloor aro par
lor and cloak department. Tlio third lloor
has two stations, and tbo basement and
fourth floor havu each ono.
Griftesifc Suuinor deal extensively in
electrical supplies and make a specialty
of furnishing estimates for mining and
isolated nlants and for dynamos and
motors. They undertake to light busi
ness blocks, residences and all other
structures. A specialty is made of fur
nishing municipal systems.
Among many important contract;
which they have fultilled may be men
tioned the Anaheim municipal plant,
containing three miles of wire, supplied
by a 30 K. W., T. *, H. alternator, from
a f>fl-horpe power engine; the Turnverein
hall of this city; Herman-American bank
building; stage lights and switch board
for Los Angeles theater; the Whittler
state schools; Ontario Citizens' bank;
Armory ball; the Mercadante building,
and tho linker block. the latter build
ing contains an isolated plant, and ono
whicu offers many new and valuable ad
vantages in interiot illumination.
Tho well-known firm, the Baker Iron
Works of this city, furnished tho eleva
tors for the building. They aro ot the
Crane models and are manufactured at
Chicago. Tho particular value of this
type of elevator consists in its embodi
ment of nil tho valuable patents which
are known to subsorvo safety and speed.
All the patents which have made cele
brated the Hale, the Otis and the Crane
machines are combined in tbe machine
which is sold upon the Pacific coast as
the Crane.
Tho design of tho machine under con
sideration is very elaborate, boing con
structed of copper and bronze. The posi
tion of tin elevator in tho building
maues i* a very conspicuous feature, and
necessity as well as good taste nomand
that it he mado in the highest ideal
known to elevator construction. The cor,
as well as the enclosure, are adorned in
grill designs, which correspond with the
prevailing style of finish fallowed
throughout the building. The enclosure
is especially noticeable for tbe pleasing
composliton of brilliant color and form
which it presents. The car is six by six
and one-half feet in floor dimensions and
is capable of attaining a speed of SKI feot
per minute with a twenty-two and one
half horse-power electric motor. It runs
in a shaft sixty feet in height.
Tho passenger elevator is supplemented
by a freight machine of the same power,
speed and motive source. It is the exact
counterpart of its more pretentious com
panion In all say» decorative feutures,
and oocupies a position in the rear of the
building,adjacent to the shipping depart
Tne Baker Iron Works has been
the leading iron-working institution in
| Southern California for twenty-one
I years. The firm was incorporated In 18«<l
with a capital stock of $70,00u. Follow-
I i.ig is its present official list: President
and superintendent, F. L. Baker; vice
prosident, M. A. Baker; secretary and
treasurer, J. E, Sills. The offices of the
tirm are located at the works upon Buena
Vista street.
The plant occupies an area measuring
262x188 feet and consists of a machine
shop, power plant, blacksmith shop,
boiler Shop, moulding room and repair
department. The equipment of touls and
machines is such as to facilitate the
handling ol ihe heaviest machinery used
for any purpose in this region. A force
of 175 hands is employed at all times,
and for a part of every season it is tound
necessary to run a night force,
Tho tirm is an extensive manufacturer
of ail kinds of water handline. machinery,
such as pumps,pipes and hydraulic rams,
tiro escapes, cast iron and steel structural
work, oil pumps, boilers, arch grates and
stacks, irrigating outfits, mill, mining
and hoisting machinery, boring rigs and
tools, street cars and tramways, and
heating and ventilating furnaces, boilors
and engines. It is also sole agent for the
following well-known standard products:
Atlas engines, Wortbington steam pumps,
Crane safety aydraullo, steam and elec
tric elevators,both passenger and freight.
The repair department of the plant is
j litted for the repair of any and all of
' these specialt : es. A specialty is made
of heavy forging".
Among many Urge works which have
been huilt by tne tirm may he mentioned
the municipal water systems of Santa
Ana, costing $(10, not), i'asadona, the plant
of the Pickering Land and Water com
pany at Whittler and tha Highland irri
gation company's plant at Tia Juana.
Elevators have been supplied by tbo tirm
to the following Los Angeles buildings:
Westminster hotel, the Bradbury, Stowell
and Potomac blocks and to the city hall.
The steel structural work and cast iron
material of tho building were furnished
by tbo I'nien lion Works of this city. It
consists ol the massive girders and beams
which support the weight of the entire
interior structure, the huge cast columns
of the front and the necessary saddle
plates which attach to the piers and col
umns above. Tho frame is designed after
the most approved method of steel con
struction, combining all features wuiva
subserve economy of material and secur
ity. The main exterior columns of the
front are the largest in tho city, and were
turned in a lathe specially constructed
for the purpose. They weigh, when in
position, more than three tons each.
Tho plant of tho Union Iron Works is
the property of Mr. Albert Thomas,
and is situated at the corner of First and
Alameda streets. It occupies an area
measuring 128 by 180 feet, and is thor
oughly equipped for tho manufacture
and repair id heavy machinery of ail
kinds required in tbis territory. Tbe
firm manufactures and deals extensively
in engines and boilers, oil and water
tanks, baud and power elevators and
structural iron and steel. It also makes
a specialty of heavy forgings and brass
castings. Its moulding room for heavy
iron casting is ono of the best in Califor
nia. Repairs ol all kinds are promptly
made. Tbe establishment has been in
operation in this city for nine years.
Among some of the larger contracts
now being filled by the firm may bo men
tioned the Newell and Gammon building,
the Garvey building and the splendid
hew Currier block, on Third street. The
machinery for the California Cement
works is also being supplied by trirt firm-
Dealer In Plumbing, Gas Pitting end Sani
tary Specialties
The plumbing and gas fitting for the
building was the work of the well-known
contractor, ;Mr. Thomas Haverty of 436
South Broadway. The work comprised
furnishing the gas and drainage piping,
lavatories and all accessories. Tho job,
as a whole, is pronounced as being one of
the most complete and workmanlike in
the city. Nearly 0000 feet of gas pipe
alone was used in piping the stricture.
Each floor contains lavatories ror the
use both of the employee* and patrons
of the house. Tbe completed appoint
ments of the closets aro complete with
every known device which subserves per
fect Banitary conditims and convenience.
Mr. Haverty'l mace of business is one
of the most complete in tho city of Los
Angeles, containing as it does every
known device which subserves economic
and perfect construction. It is located
in the heart or the business district, and
is readily accessible from all parts. The
work rooms aro fitted up with an end
less array >,f machines anil appliances for
the perfection of the most difficult and
particular demands.
Among many prominent buildings
which have been supplied by Mr. Hav
erty may he mentioned tho Westminster
hotel, Broadway hotel, the George S.
Patten building" on Broadway, now rap
idly approaching completion, the recon
structed Armory building, now in tho
hands of the workmen, the J. S. Slauson
hotel structure, the residence of O. T.
Johnson on Orange street anil the splen
did residence ot Mrs. Pohler at the corner
of Winfield and Burlington streets.
One very unusual and at the sanio
time useful feature of the equipment of
the building under consideration is an
artistic drinking fountain erected upon
the sidewalk in front. The feature is as
artistic as the decorations of the building
demand and is in perfect keeping with its
surroundings. It was supplied by Mr.
Interior Decorators, Painters and Artistic
The interior finish of tho structure was
provided for in two contracts, ono for the
building and one for tho fixtures. Both
these important commissions were
granted to the firm of Wing A Arenz, tbe
popular interior decorators and finishers.
The work is of the highest order known
to tbe art, the conditions being that only
superior material and the most perfect
workmanship would be accepted.
The treatment of the interior is in
China gloss for the counters above tho
bases and for the shelving. The office
desks and rails are in hard oil, which
the oak construction demands. Through
out tiie structure, from top to basement,
the firm has tinisned it in every port,and
everywhere the work bears evidence of
the highest perfection.
The popularity of the firm cannot be
better illustrated than by reference to the
work which it now has in hand. The
Wbitmarsh building, which is just now
attracting considerable attention both by
architects and the general public,is being
finished by them, .\morig many resi
dences now in their hands may be men
tioned those of J. H. Kelfer on Twenty
seventn street, S. W. Strong on Los An
coirs street and tho Norton residence on
Twenty eighth street.
The members of this firm are men of
long standing in this community and
have heen identified with tbe construc
tion of most of the important buildings
of the city. They are men possessed of
the necessary artistic instinct to make
a success of their avocations and to koep
thoroughly abreast of the times. They
do every'description of artistic decora
tion known to architecture anil keep con
stantly at their commanJ an army of
skilled workmen, Thoy aro able to oo
work with the utmost dispatch and al
wajs in a perfect manner.
Collection of Handkerchiefs
Tourists returning f.'ora abroad report
a new fad whicti has, toi i lie moment at
least, superseded tlio erstwhile popular
craze for souvenir spoons ; instead milady
now collects dainty handkerchiefs. From
tbe days of Josephine to tho present the
handcrchief has been an important item
in the expenditure of a fast id lone woman;
a good dresser considers her toilet incom
plete without a bit of snowy lawn or
linen, which . though scarcely ever seen,
and it may be severely plain, must yet
be above reproach with regard to fineness
of texture. An inveterate globe trotter,
who has just returned from tho other side,
rejoices in an exquisite collection of the
cobwebby nothings. At every city or
town where she stopped, no matter how
short her slay or how insignificant the
village, another square of linen was faith
fully added to her spoils, and, onriously
enough, she readily recalls where each
was purchased. Wo that her handokrehiefs
in a measure serve her as a sort of note
hook. — Chicago Chronicle.
In live weeks Morelov Iloebrto wrote a
novel of 110,(1(10 words, revised ono of 03,
--000 and in six succeeding days wrote six
short stories aggregating 22,000 words.
How the Children's Home Society
Has Been Aided
People Who Give Promptly aoJ
The Proprietress of a Resort Now on Mer
Death Bed—Her rtany Deeds of
Ooodness—Who Shall Judfe?
"The Lord loveth a cheerful River."
This is undoubtedly true, and in cor.
nection with the biblical quotation touch
ing cheerful givers tne labors of the Rev. ..
M. V. Wright in soliciting aid for tbo
Children's Homo Bocioty in a certain
field is worthy of passing mention.
The Rev. Wright has labored in the
field here in Lo» Angeles for some veara
past. was for a long time tne humane
ollicer, but for tho three months last past I
he lias been acting as tbe general agent
for Southern California fur the Children's
Home society, organized under tne state
law. Its purpose is to rescue destitute
and homeless children and to place them
in good homes, so that they may become
uselul members of society.
Roy. Wright having in the past coma
in contact with a number of liquor deal
ers in Los Angelas, proposed to tho local
board of tho society that in making his
canvass for subscriptions to support it
he would call upon tho liqour men and
request their aid. Some of tho members
were loth to give their consent to thie
proposilicn, but they finally did so. Rev.
Wright then callod upon quite a number
of dealers, and as to the result be tells
the story beßi in bis own language.
"As a rule, I found them very liberal.
As soon as I explained tho object of the
society to them very few declined to Bub
scribe financial aid to the cause.
"h\ Kerkow of tho Vienna Buffet gave
$50, and Maier & Zolielein gave a like)
amount. Theodore Bauer and Raffet &
Desmarret gave $i r > each. Iho following
gentlemen engaged in tho liquor business
also gavo us financial aid: Messrs.
Vignola, Smith, Arnold, the Eintract,
the Olympic, Vendonie. tho Thana, tba
Pawnee, Lawson. Vincent. Fisher, Bar
rel. Vache, Hoppner, Gold
smith, Flener, Baget, Arbuckle and
"Of course, I obtained liberal subscrip
tions from other citizens, but since you
asked me if tbe liquor dealers aided our
worthy charity and if so who, I hava
told you."
Several ministers of the gotpel were
seen yesterday and asked what they
thought of Rev. Wright's idea of obtain
ing subscriptions from parties engaged in
tho liquor traffic. Some did not like the
idea hut others ihoueht it was all right
and could see nothing indiscreet or
wronc about Ilev. Wright canvassing in
that field.
"Why, it was all right," said Rev. Will
A. KingLten. ' If a man that sells liquor
wants to help a charity and do a good
net, why not give him tbe opportunity?
He is certainly entitled to it as much aa
anybody else. Then, after he does do •
good thing he should ue given credit for
it. No; I can see nothing wrong aoout
One contributor to the Humane so
ciety's coffers was for a number of yean
the propiietor of a notorious resort on
Alameda street. She has for a long time
given $5 per month to the society. In a
number of instances she has riersuadcd
young girls who came to her, when they
were about to enter upon a life ot shami,
to retrace their steps and to go back to
home and mother. Sho has never pe-
mitted them to enter her house, but On
the other hand has always told them
what a terrible life it was that .they con
templated entering, and also pictured
the suffering and disgrace that Ihey
would endure i.i leadine it. Whenever
an unfortunate woman of the half-world
died she has always seen to it that she
was given a Christian burial, for invar
iably they die without friends. This wo
man herself is now at death's door. She
is lying at a house on Jackson street and
is about to explore tho mysteries of the
life beyond. Her last moments will prob
ably be among thoso of her kind, but
there will be no loving voice to soothe
her when the end comes. Yet that same
woman has done many and many a kind
ly and philanthrope act of which the
world knows nothing.
Marriage Licenses
The following marriage license was is
sued by the county clerk yesterday:
Henry Yogel, a native of Switzerland,
aged 23 years, and Lillie King, a native
of California, aged 20 years; both resi
dents of Los Angeles.
We are never so happy as is hen engraving or
printing wedding cards. Let us show you what
we can do. 11. M. Lee ,t Bro., 140 N. t-piingst.
The Hon. John Guffey, as custodian CVf
the federal building, has frequently
asknd the treasury department for per
mission to have necessary repairs made,
but so far without succeeding in übtaiu
ing tlio necessary authority.
Tho property owners along the pro
posal boulevard keiween Klysian and
Westlake parks are contributing liberally
in the way of lots ami lands to help
along the project.
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