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PARIS SHOW Present Wonders Will Seem Insignificent GREAT FEATURES PROBABLE OVER 250 UNIQUE IDEAS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED Records in Construction to Be Broken During the Next Three Tears. New Schemes Bpeelal Correspondence to The Herald. PARIS, March 10.—The eighth wonder of the world has begun to grow, for the demolition of the buildings on the site of the Exposition universale is under way. The French have begun to rear at last, or begin to rear, the fabric of « hat they confidently assert will bi the most wonderful exprsltlon In every detail In . which the nations o. the earth have joined in making a magnificent whole. Here is the first authentic news sent to America of just what the exposition people are going to do, how they are going to do It and the number of mar vels we may expect to see, with some thing about what they are. No city anywhere, not even In the 'United States, contains in its center ai area uf land equally unreliable for expo sition purposes. V\ hen you stop to con alder that this wonderful show is to b-! held not In the outskirts of this, one of the oldest and most beautiful of the European centers of population, but in the very heart thereof, you will be abl to form an adequate idea of the first step toward the construction of what the Parisians c laim will astonish all mankind. The site for the exposition In cludes the public grounds on both sides of the Seine from the Place de la Cpn cord. that great monumental square in the city's center, to r» point beyond the Font d'.lena. This includrs In Its sweep of territory the Champs de Mars, the Trocadero palace and park which we the site of the exposition of ISSII. the Es planade dcs Invalides, the yuai d'Orsay. the Qua! de la Conference, the Cour la Relne, and a large section of the Champs Elysees, this latter including the site of the Palace of Industry, which \va"s the International exposition of 1856, the first of the stiles of French expositions. Those who vleited the World's Fair In 189.1 came away firmly believing that now here In the world could a* site so beautiful be found. The stately bulid- ins that reared their carved walls alone, the shores of Lake Michigan Petmcri ar tistic beyond compare. That any one could equal them or could excel them in beauty seemed as improbable as that a tite that would even approach the Jack eon park location In charm could be found. Yet, leaving: aside the matter of convenience, the location uf the Paris .exposition seems In its entirety to be ruptrlor to the World's Fair at Chicago Divided as it is throughout its entire length by the Seine, winding between magnificent ejuays and bordered by ttately edifices and historic monuments. It lends itself admirably to the work of decoration and embellishment. In latter the French people have no su perb rs, urd possess in great measure the iiualitles Indispensable tei the carry ing out of a project such as the one un der discussion. It seems as If the mind nf every ge nius the world over has liet-n given to making suggestion* for striking feat ures for the exposition. There Is the marvelous city In the air to be sustained by a gigantic balloon. The city is to drop to-the ground at convenient Inter vals and take aboard such additions to its population as may be inclined to thus rise in the world, or to permit the de barkation of persons w ho are tired of re mainihg so long within one city's limits. The woman's bulloirg. which has prac tically been decided upon. Is likely to be in the form of a composite head, this head being made in accordance with a composite picture of the most beautiful women in the world. The head Is to possess many unique features, besides containing everything that v-an be thought of as a comfort for the weak r sex, from the rooms where they may gossip in easy chairs, to the restaurant Where they will gain at the same time new ideas and capital meals. One of the most unique ideas submit ted was that of a gigantic fountain to be- placed in the center of a great basin or lake. Tremendous force would be ap plied to the water when it was forced through the pipes leading; to the tubes through which the Jets of the fountain spout. The result of ail this would be the throwing in the air of streams of water to the height of ISO or 200 feet, with as- great a force- as that with which a fire engine impels a stream through a long line of hose to the roof of a burn ing building. For this device, too. it is planned that there shall be an adjunct in the form of electric lights of various colors, which shall be so placed as to produce the most ( harming effect Imag inable. Another feature Is the huge globe, rep resenting the earth. About th- sld«-s of this globe lines of railway circle to the top, so that the visitor may journey In the most curious fashion from the base to the apex of the giant ball. On this sphere, too, the earth's surface is clev erly represented, hill and dale, moun tain and valley. Nestling In various spots, where nature seems to have made arrangements therefor, will be minia ture villages, clever products of artistic labor, Klectrie lights will be so placed at night about this globe as to give the effect as much as possible of the moon and stars, while it Is proposed to haw an occasional comet, and shooting stare will be visible every night In the day it has been so arranged that a huge ball, emitting a bright light, something like unto the sun. will move above the glob-, sa as to give the effect of the earth re volving around the sun. although the reverse is the case, as the earth does not Hoove. There will be one feature, it is prom ised, which will n't only be a demon stration of the progress of the ceniury. but so startling that those who enjoy the opportunity it offers are likely to hold their breath when they remember what really happened to them. Two towers it Is proposed to erect, each -,f which will be several hundred- feet in heighth, both exactly alike. From tower to tower will stretch an aerial rail way. Over this and just as upon the railways which rest upon terra flrmu. Will be trolley wires. At the top of each tower will be a huge depot for t»:, arrival and departute of trolley cars, which will speed along the aerial rail way at a twenty-<miU-s an hour rut - Imagine yourself riding on a rallrun 1 through the air. twenty miles an hour! People who are P.eking for a sensation that Is out of the ordinary w ill surely be able to find it here There will probably be one World's Fair feature. The Ferris wheel, which astonished people of all countries at the World's Fair. Will, it is likely, revolve In Pari* £«r the edification of the thous ands who may vle\*"lt. The same cars Jn which people viewed the White- City >J1 thus enable others to gaze over the architectural beauties of gay Paris, and far out Into the ssovinces. Among the other proposition presented —there have been 250 of them of which count has been kept—are a palace for the ace ommodation of the public in gen eral, a gorgeous affair, which it is de clared shall contain everything that heart could wish nnd which money will buy. There will be very few tilings that are free. It is not the custom In France: to give something for nothing. Intact It would seem a grievous wrong to the Parisian Who has to pay a centime *Vi n time he sits down in a public park to permit the people's of the world to takt advantage of the comforts, inside or out of the exposition, without paying for them. The captive balloon will to present in all its greatness as ft «ppearad at the world's fair and other exposition* Then there will be an exhibition of the works of man from an early pi riod up to date. This will apply particularly to the more notable Inventions of great artists, etc., and will include portraits, statuary, ■ inanu.-i ript, etc. An Immense telescope ' baa been suggested by m. Deloncle. The I same genius also suggests a '200-ton clock. A wine vat that will hold SS.OOO I gallons is another suggestion. Then ! there are four movable platforms pro -1 posed which are to be Impelled by either steam or electricity.' Mines and gco | logical exhibits without number are ■ ( among tho plans submitted. Camilla i ; Fiamtnarion, the famous astronomer, I v ants a tremendous hioon constructed, RrOUtid which those who desire shall | circulate In a balloon. As for theaters, panoramas, etc.. there | arc suggestions without number. Of i course, it Is proposed to have the "Pas- I A BIRDSEYE VIEW SHOWING THE PROPOSED MAI " JLOTJ3 FEATURES. [Drawn from the Plans Cnde! Consideration by La Commission BuperieUM eie V Exposition de 1900.] sion Play." Another Idea Is to have a submarine theater. Then comes the usual Alpine panorama and another ' which It is alleged will represent the mysteries of the ocean. The doings of ; the recent expedition of the French to I Madagascar art what some one wishes to exploit on canvas. And so it goes, i Among the features suggested already must be selected the- one -which it Is be ; lii ved will linger In the mind of man i long after the details of th.- exposition have passed from memory. The entries for geniuses have closed, and now the numbers of the exposition commission muit tie-liberate over what is before them. While ciithtyefour suggestions have been held to be worthy of consid eration, really not more than sixty-one | Of these projects are- at all In accordance , with thi general plan of the exposition. • One of the commissioners has gone s,j, 1 far as to say that only twenty-three of them are at all appropriate, but this . question must be settled by the- commis sioners as a whole. To fully appreciate the Immense I amount of labor required to place the ' site of the exposition in proper condition ! for the begini.ii.?; of the erection of the buildings, It must be- understood that the work which Is now In progress is simply the lit-t step—the demolition of ( the buildings which now cover the site. This is one of the facts which indicate the determination of France to excel I the world. Never before has an im mense lection of a city's heart been torn to pieces In an. c (fort to provide room fur |an attraction of sufficient magnitude to make- this busy world pause and won |der. While all the detail; of the artltec- I tuie have not yet worked out, It is ! certain that the Palace of the Troca ! uVro which was utiii/.i d both for the ! exposition* of 1878 and will bi used las well as several of the great exposi i t i'ai halls of in the Champs tie -Mars, although there will bi changes In jail of them. On the site of the Palace of Industry, in which thi exposition of 11856 was held, will rise a splendid structure to be used as the Fine Art! hall of the Exposition Universale. Just west of this location and on the same side of the Champ* Elysees. th. ground has bun broken for the- Hall of Liberal Arts, which is to be a permanent edi fice. A bread avenue will extend be tween these two between these! two building's from tie Champs Klyst . s to the- Seine. At its meeting place with th riven the stream will be- spanned by a Etately bridge, which will be known us , the Alexander bridge, for the present emperor laid the corner stort.- of the . foundations thereof the last time he | visited Paris. It le promised that this I bridge will not only l>- re.markabk- for its strength, but equally nutaU* for its architectural beauty. The bridge, too, will corned the Champ-. Elysees and the Esplanade iKs In val ides. Thus it can. be fairly said'and for the LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1897 — . first time, that the work of constructing the exposlStin has begun. The' plans as revised artSns stated. The key note of It all. however, Is the determination of France to excel tvorything In the way ol expositions that the other nations of the earth have accomplished. It is their purpose to spare neither time not muney. Genius Is at their command. Ths brightest minds of Europe and America have contributed their quota. The ( xlravagant imagery ot France bus developed what may possibly be termed the most > xtraordinary suggestioiisihat ever emanated from a human brain. The Eiffel' tower was a wonder. The Ferris wheel astonished the world. It Is no extravagance whatever tv as-s-ert that the Exposition Universale will give birth to a marvel at which the nations of the earth will gaze In amazement. ll is almost stupendous when you stop to think of It, that eighty-four features have been suggested which the expo sition commission deem worthy .of con sideration. Harking back to the days of the old crystal palace of which Erg land was so proud and which Is sill! the boast of every Londoner. It is doubtful If all that period that Inter vened has produced more- than a very small proportion of the number of Ideas of the sort which expositions seek. It should be understood that What ca-n be looked upon as the feature of an exposi tion if* something far above and beyond that which genlu- ordinarily conceives. Therefore when 5V think or c ighty-fi »»e ■UCh fStatures, it does not s< em at all im probably that among them Is one that v ill Indicate the progre-ss of the world in a rsannt r which nothing else has ever brought home to us. All these facts go to show that the claim of the Frenchman Is not without reason. The l-Txeipsitlon Universale is practically under way, for it begins to become a fact just as soon as the work of construction open*. It is time the Ami rioaa* began to think that tte laurels which the Columbian exposition brought them are- In danger of being en twined with the lilies of Fiance. Armor Plate Prices The senate of the I'nited States has fixed $:iOO a ton as the price- the I'nited States navy department shall pay for armor plate. If the only two manufac turer.-, whei make armeer should be- una ble t furnish it at that price, work on the three battleships will come to a Standstill and the shipbuilders, will hay I a right to compensation for a delay not caused by them What makes the- senate's action the more Incomprehensible Is- the fact that no money was provided for the estab lishment e.f an arm r plant In which the government could make its own armor in case the two manufacturers should ri fuse to make contracts' at the price named. What armor p!ate actually costs no ."orator knows, but because a sweeping charge of corruption was made again*; the senate as a whole, a majority of that bnd> chose the lowest suggested price as the- maximum rate to be paid. The- house bill permitted the secre tary eif the navy to use hlr discretion as to the price up to $400 a ton—a much more sensible provision than the ar bitrary decision of the senate. If quod armor can be made for $240 a t'ir.—as claimed—the I'nited States ought not to pay more than that; but it is unwise to fix a low price without enabling the secretary to establish a government plant In case the manufacturers fail to bid within the figure named —New York Herald. THE FATHERLAND Where Is the true man's fatherland? Is it where he- by chance Is born? Doth not the free-Winged spirit scorn lit such scant borders to be spanned. eih. ye-s! his fatherland must be- As the* blue heavens, wicle and free. Is It alone- where' fre-edom Is. Where CJo.l Is (!od ami man Is man? Doth he not e-iairr. v broiule-r span For th-- soul's love-of heime than this? Oh, ye s his fatherland must be As the blue heavens wide and free. Where'er a human Heart <!oth wear Joy's myrtle wreath or sorrow's gyves. WheT'-'er a human spirit strives. Afti r a he-art more pure anil fair. The re Is the true man's birthplace grand 1 His is a world-wide fatherland! Where'er a single slave eioth pine. Where', r one- man may help another — Thank God for sue h a birthright, brother! That. e*pot of earth is ihine anil mine; There is the true man's birthplace grand' His is a werld-wkle fatherland! -James Rusaell Lowell. THE BANANA The banana requires a damp, rich soil; that being given. It repays the labor of planting and of cultivation. The yield is very great In proportion to the work expended. According to Baron yon Humboldt Its nutriment Is one hundred and thirty three times greater than that of wheat, and forty-four times greater than that of potatoes. In other words, an area of land that would produce thirty-three pounds of wheat or ninety-nine pounds of potatoes would, if planti d In bananas yield four thousand pounds of the latter rruit. containing all the life-sustaining properties of both potatoes and wheat. Yon Humboldt further asserted that tho arable lands In Central America alone can produce enough bananas to feed the world. It Is considered Indigen ous to the Malay peninsula, though It is now raised extensively In Central America and the West Indian islands. In Africa it is a staple article of food and is considered as Important as wheat in the t'nited.States or rice In China; every African village has its banana fields as we have fields of potatoes or corn. The banana bele ngs to the Musa fam ily of which the plantain is but a larger and coarser variety, while manila hemp comes from another branch of the same family; the great Musa textiles of the Phiilipine Islands. The banana Is extremely sensitive to cold, being killed by the slightest touch of frost. It has no seeds, but is propa gated from suckers or roots, having ivi s like -potatoes. Each eye produces a plant, and frcm the largest of these, at the end of a year, w ill app- ara huge purple blossom. Thi? blossom hangs from a large stem, is big ami round at the base, tapers, to a point, is from twelve to eighteen Inches long, and Is composed of many compact rows of great cver-iapplng petals. Beginning at the base of the blossom, the petals curl upward and disclose w hat are called the. tiny "hands" of bananas-, each "hand" having from eight to ten fingers. Thus are the successive hands brought to view by the unfolding and dropping of pf tals or. alternate sides i f the stem, until the bunch is complete. Then, after a few weeks of joyous existence, the shrunken blossom withers ar.d drops off. After formation three months is re quired for the fruit to reach Its full anil proper size. Then, although it is still young anil green, never having seen much of the sun. the bunch is cut and hung In a shady place to ripen. The llttl" fig banana Is usually classed as a fruit. If any one should ask me which I would rather have. Homer or a banana. 1 would answer the banana every time. In fact, I would prefer bananas to any kinel qf poetry em top of (lod's green earth, whether the- poetry be Homer's, platonic, Shakespearian. Miltonic or written by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. For. according to authority, poetry nowadays Is a drug in the mar k t. while the de-licious banana is a very nourishing fruit, and the sensible man always prefers fruit and vegetables to drugs. A nuenber of delicious deserts may lie: prepared by cutting ripe bananas into thin slices and serving them with cus tard, with lime juice and sugar, or lemon juice and dessicated cccoar.ut. Such ,i elish as that Is fit for a king. Another recipe for serving bananas Is as follows: P*ol the fruit, cut it In two li ngthwlse, roll the pieces in cracker dust and saute in a little butter. Then sprinkle wlth sugar and serve. Or place the bananas in a. baking pan, salt and dredge with flour. Squeeze some lemon juice over them, add enough water for ,i dressing and bake in a moderate oven. In this way they are "yon granel dish." Banana fritters is another enjoyable dish for banana livers. Peel half a doze n bananas and cut them in two length wise-. Put them in a bow l and sprinkle ever them.two tablespoonfuls of sugar and three' of sherry wine. Let them stand two hours In a coed place. Mak» a batter'by mixing together one cup of sifted flour, one tablespoonful of sugar and a salt-spoon < f salt. Beat two eggs light ami add to them half a cup of milk. Stir this into the flour mixture and add one tablespoonful of oil. Dip the pieces i f banana into this batter, drop them Into hot fat and cook a delicate brown. Drain them on brown paper and serve hot with a lemon s£.uce made us follows: Put in a saucepan two cups of water to one cup of sugar. When the water is boiling and the sugar dissolved moisten a tablespoonful of arrowroot In r lit'ele cold water and add to the boiling sugar; stir until clear, then remove to one side of the stove and add lemon Juice in suit the taste. Pour this sauce over the hot fritter*, For croquettes, peel and cut the ban anas Into halves, with the ends cut square. Roll the fruit in Hour and fry them in hot lard to a golden brown. Serve a currant sauce with the cro quettes and an excellent entree or des sert Is made. The sauce Is made by heating a glass of currant Jelly to the lug point and adding to It one dozen blanched and chopped almonds, some shredded orange peel and one teaspoon ful of arrowroot moistened In a little cold water before adding It to the liquid jelly. Serve hot. Hunana trifle is made by peeling and slicing three bananas and laying them In alternate layers In a shallow glass dish, with four lady-fingers spilt and broken in halves, and four macaroons rolled tine. Put one full cup of milk In a saucepan, to which add one teaspoonful of sugar and a pinch of salt. Place over the Are, and when hot add two even teas-poon luls of corn starch dissolved In a little cold milk or water (milk Is better). Stir until thick. Take from fire and flavor with a teaspoonful of orange Juice. Pour the custard over the bananas and al low it to remain until cold. Whip one cup of cream light," and when drained put over the top of the custard. Roll two macaroons fine arid scatter over the cream. Ranana cake makes a nice luncheon and Is made as follows: Put In a . taucepan four tablespoons of sugar, four of sherry wine and the same amount of orange Juice; place over the fire. Peti six bananas and slice them thin, adding same to the liquid. Cook them five min utes. Meanwhile make a sponge or cup cake and bake it In a blscult-tln. When the cake Is partly cool split It and spread half of the prepared bananas over the lower part; place the top of the cake on the fruit and put the remaining bananas over the top. This cake should be eaten ' warm. Stuffed bananas make a fine and de licious dish. Perl the skin from one side of large banar.i: and scoop out and fur row three-quarters of an inch deep. Then mix candled pineapples and cherries chopped fine with granulated sugar und sherry wine, putting the mixture In the prepared bananas. Place them In a pan and bake ;n moderate oven for twenty minutes. Serve them In the -'kins very hot with a table-spoonful of orange Juice pc.ured over each banana. For half a dozen bananas allow two ounces of pineapple- and the same amount of Cher* ries, four tablespoonsfuls of sherry and two of sugar. Another way In which bananas may be baked to great advantage Is given in the following: Pare the fruit ami lay It on a buttered biscuit pan. leaving a space between each one. Mix three tablespjor.pful of Sherry wine or lemon juice with six tablespoonsful of sugar and three of butter. Place the dish con taining this mixture In a pan of hot wa ter to melt the butter; put the pan hold ing the fruit In a moderate oven and bake for thirty minutes, basting the baranas. with the prepared butter until it is all us>ed. A famous southern dish served' with meat-land called "Banana? en Danbe" Is made ss feellowr: Peel six large, ripe bananas anil cut the m into slices' three fourtlis of an inch thick; put in a spider pome fresh, clean lard and place It eever the tire; when the- lard gets hot put In the pieces of banana and fry them until they are a light brown; drain out the fruit, and to the hot lard add a small half cup of sugar, a stick of cinnamon, and ore cup of water; boll Into a syrup, return the fried bananas to the syrup, and when they are heated remove the cinnamon and serve. A simple desert Is banana cream: Pee! the fruit and rub It through a roarse sieve, add as' much cream as you have fruit and a pinch of salt. To one plat of this mixture put twoour.ces'of powdered fiugar. Beat' this until it Is 1 light and frothy. Pile the mixture in glassßtaj and sprinkle blanched 'and powdered al mc.nc'f over the top. In the ce:nter Of each put a cardied cherry. Serve cold. Bananas are excellent Mt'Vad with whipped cream. Pare and slice thin about six bananas: lay them in a pretty dish, sprinkle with hill a cup of pow dered sugar and four tablespoonfuls of orange Juice or sherry wine. Leave them in a cold place an hour or more and tiarve with whipped cream. A banana sauce for puddings or Mit ten) is mad*? thus: Peel four large ripe bananas ar.d rub them through a ccarse sieve Into a sauce pan; add to them a pinch of fait and h lit a cup of granulated sugar. Place the pan oveT the Are- and cc ok until at the be lling point; then add four tablespoonfuls of sherry wlr.e or orar«e Juice and .' erve at once. To make, frozen bananas, chop fine a dozen bananas and. adld to them the juice of two oranges; boll one 1 pound 1 of granulated sugar with one pint of i water until it if 1 clear, them POUT over the | fruit. When the mixture becomes cold . put Into an Ice-ere am freeze r and'freeze. ! Whip OfM pintof cream light, ar.di when , the beater is removed stir the whipped cream Into the frozen mixture; cover ard pack. Uar.ar.a ice cream Is made by boiling together two teacups- of sugar and the ; same quantity of water until the mlx ' tuie is' clear; peel and presse through a colander half a dozen large banar.asi ar.d add to th* tolling syrup, also the : beaten ye.lks of thre< eggs. Cook five minute*, stirring all the while; remove from the Are. plae-e the disrh In a pan of 1 cold water and beat the mixture ten ' minutes. When told, adeJ one quart e,f cream ard' pour into a packed freezer. Turn the beater slowly at first. When i frozen remove the beater. JOHN A. MORHIS. The Boarder Kept His Word Frederick Donnersberg was a man of honor. "Oh, I've got enough money to run me for a while," he said to his landlady, not long ago, when she tuggested that while he was out of work he need not be par ticular about his room rent. "I'll pay jnu while I can and when I can't I'll kill myself." Donnersbergh's week expired Tuesday and Donne rsbe rgh expired with It. He had paid rent on Saturday. His landlady Mrs. Ui Lorenzo, found him with his head hanging over a bathtub and the blood trickling from a bullet wound In the root of his mouth. Donrersbergh was 40, a carpenter, a bachelor and a consumptive. When he became too ill to work his landlady ad- Vis, d him to go to a hospital, but he shook his head, for he preferred to live alone and to die when the time seemed to him propitious. The propitious moment arrived when the rent was due and there was no money to meet it.—New York Journal. BASHFULNESS CURED Bashful muni Timid maid; Lonesome road; Who's afraid? Starilglu night, Balmy air; Man and girl Young and lair; JI ot se and cart. Tight and snug; Girl can drive; ' Little hug: Beating hearts, Oh. what bliss; Stifled scream, Little kiss. Home at last. Dark as lit, 1 One more hug. <" Day Is set. t I Bashful man's I, Perfect cure; Timid maid's Got him sure. —Sam Fry In New York Sun. j diamond OMr®so S I Corner Main and Second Streets I — • \Sreat fflfain Street department \ Store's bargain opportunities for \Uhis Week include the following \Specialso 9 Fancy Changeable Pongee Silk, winiw In Ladles' Mnslln Chemise and Pant;, made. > very handsome brocaded flower effect*, 4 of ftleo rails In, trimmed with small faced '£ different patterns, 22 Inches wide, edges alsoplain trimmed regular IQ r S regular price tie a v,ud; During price 32c; for this week only-limit J[y^ this sale of 2 to > customer ;4 Black All-Wool Brocaded Oreaadine, with Ladles' Porosle Wrappers, extra heavy to h very handsome silk lu«ter. 40 In. u WH i, trimmed with fine rick-rack cra -4 wide, regular sale price We a yard; broidery, Waltcau pleating in back, Of*/* > During this sale in pink's, blues and tans, regular ©J^ | nisek Brocade Sicilian,silk nnlsh,4o inches price tt.iß; for this week V wide, extra tine, neat designs, reg. <Tir* /+ . . . $ price Mo a yard; During our clear- Z3L Boys' Percale W tilats. In very handsome « sure sale . ~ shades and Patterns, regular » ; price HAc; to close out the ontlro Atyf^, « Colored Novelty Suitings, with handsome line to illuminated plaid stripes, double fold, will » make good every day dress, 11 Dl//» I-sdles' Holld Black Hose, fair quality, [*- SJ re-gular price 20c a yard; Dur- lZ/ a k regular price lOr s pair; during tills JJI^ gj ing this sale— Sale to W-lnch Irish Homes).mi Crash, tl £*- Ladles' Hose, Double Heel snd Double Toe, to regular price 25c a yard; During J[ lli-rmsdorf Dyod, 40 gauze, regular fl ff /» !v< this sale price 2Sr a pair; during this II T)L to i ,' - gale •S Extra Heavy Colored Duok, !B Inches wide, _ , to comes in stripes, polka dots, plain il/fliChildren's Klbbed Hi», extra heavy Cler |ud fancy, regular price ISO • yard i man. guaranteed absolutetv faat color, a During this sale good every day school hose, regular it ifk., i ..Much eom-s in 20 .".Tf Price I.V a pair: during this lUC 5 ferent shades, will make handsome wrap- £ pers and children's dresses, extra Hoys' Kneo I'.iU* In dark cotton worsted I >«'•!' > regular price 12 !,<■ a yard, patterns, good school pants, rcgu- 4 | During this sale X | to close out the entire ] •V 27-inch Outing Flannel, cornea in medium llne "A heavy weight. In stripes and medium „, . . » colors, o„i v „ limited quantity on / « bad c* Dress shoos made of fair A g | hand, regular price 6c a yard; To 4£ Duality of Dongola. n round toe■ $ | 9 dose out it go,-« at ™ only,regular price t3; tocloseout T to 27-Inch Apron (iingharuii. good i/ _ Ladies' Kid Shoes, Hue New Woman Viet' I quality, regular price Sc a yard; turned flexible aole, In lace or (J. <i /f>o During this sale at button, latest style toe, regular ,M O 7O 1 BMnehOermtli Table Line,,. comes In half n; during thl. sale V 1 ***** "»•> Fronch Kld Shoos, aeleeted Bil ,V ~ v ,rd' To i" t from the finest French stock, hand turned, I L P I!T eoutst i,, the latest trimmings, shapes d^ ( f]|C' I Dr. Ball's H.P. corsets, side elastic*,double ;?A*^'iW , K£ *"' he.ter. J bustii guaranteed to last sU months made shoe;lo close out f £ with every day wear, regular price (rtiATi- ~ ~ 77 IS f1.2.".. mill's limited Quantity left; Men. Tan Dress Shoes with ra- A -JO i For this week only 'vw zor toes, very halldsniiic.|iialit v, $Jl B^o <fi ! regularpnce»3;diirliigtiiissale ,^"»" w '*' iS ladles' Vie! Kid Gloves, 4 iiearl buttons, —. to worked hack, ill brown, black, pearl, tan Men's Black Calf Shoes, of good, stylish ■ green, white hutter. cream, regular /(pi/, shape, good, soft, ria; stork, st> si g price tl a pair, for this week (JjyL regular price l»; during this Jl.Vfl ■ of 2 tmirs to a customer; only sah- T*" w <; Ladles' l'r.-neh Kid i;loves with two patent Uen < a r>«nab Vlcl Kid Shoei, In the new » clasps, trimmed with colored binding on ,j, rm , t ,had*, razor toes, regu- <»«) «jf< ,-S edges, heavy worked hack, good everyday ,„ prlw fijf). during tills S/ /h ■«J shopping glove. In browns, creams, Ht u. tyno*j*i> y whites and tans, regular price I1.1A; (ss3t '& during this Sale Men's Fine Viol Kid Shoes, In now Choco | Ladles' Kid (Moves, extra heavy, abort L^r^ tl X S ganntlet, comes with one patent dasp, , r n,HJ,lThi, » * P -$JoJls3 to seamed and worked back, regular during this sal* | L!?« foy,i "" ri,,,! m * "Jt Children's Oenuln. French Call » School Shoes. "School House" 8 Indies' Pure India Linen Handkerchiefs, hrand. sli*s »to 11. for. ■ 8 white, in 10 different emhroldered patterns. - ■ W very handsonioand stylish, regular <i Children's Imx tip riveted school (fliff^ £ price 2V; for this ILSC hutton Shoe, with worked button- VaL a week holes, slics 12 to 2, lor CONFIDENCE Fully Restored to Every Person Who May Be Suffer ing From CONSUMPTION Positive Cures Made by the Improved Tuberculin Treatment at the Koch Medical Institute Up to a very recent date consumption whs considered to be an utterly incura ble disease. Even the most learned and skillful members of the medical profes stor> did not hesitate to acknowledge their Inability to either check Its rav ages or to effect a permanent cure.while the general supposition was that every unfortunate sufferer from the malady was certainly doomed to a more or less speedy end. All this has been radically changed through the wonderful discovery by Dr. Chas. H. Whitman of the remedy now known as "Improved Tuberculin." And Its use at the Koch Medical Institute, r j.i South Broadway, this city, has fully demonstrated that the old theory was an error—to say the least—and that cer tain cure and prolonged life are the re sults of taking this scientific treatment. Where once discouragement existed, perfect confidence now holds full sway. The sufferer from consumption no lon ger looks forward with dread, but takes a new lease on life, and willingly gives the credit for the benefits received where it rightfully belongs—to the use of the improved Tuberculin." While it is thus possible to positively cure consumption, it is none the less the duty of every person huving any tendency to or symptoms of this dreid disease to promptly ascertain just what hold it has taken upon their system ami to check its progress In the earliest Stage. By calling at the Koch Medical institute and consulting Dr. Whitman. " hose advice is given without charge, there Is every reason for the assertion that a certain cure can be spedlly ef fected. "What has been done can be done again," and a careful perusal of the fol lowing testimonials will convince every consumptive, as well as the friends of those who may be afflicted with the dis ease.that a thorough course of treatment under the experienced direction of Dr. Whitman w ill destroy every trace of tu berculosis and give hope, conttdence and health to every one who may follow the example of these persons who thus pub licly dec lare themeslves cured: LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24. 1896. Dr. C. H. Whitman: In April last I had a severe attack of la grippe, from which I had not fully recovered, when In July following I had two severe hem orrhages from the lungs. I was then examined by Dr. Carl Beck, professor of surgery at the Chicago Postgraduate School of Medicine. He pronounced my case one of lung consumption, well ad vanced, and advised me to go at once to you at Los Angeles, California, who. he 'said, would cure me. I lost no time In following his advice, and on the 16th day of September I presented myself to you nt the Koch Medical Institute, was ' examined by you, and immediately be gan taking your Improved Tuberculin treatment. After the first month I Im proved rapidly, and kept it up, until now, I am happy to say, I am cured of consumption. I cannot say too much in favor of this treatment, nor urge too strongly anyone afflicted with tubercu losis to go at once to you at the Koch Medical Institute and take your Im proved Tuberculin treatment. JOSEPH M. GUTHRIE. 540V4 S. Spring street. LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Feb. 26. 1887. Dr. C. H. Whitman: Dear Sir—By a happy chance, and practically as a last resort, I was induced to try your "Im proved Tuberculin" treatment for con sumption, and today, after Just eight weeks' time, I am Improved to an ex tent almost Incredible. The disease is entirely arrested, all of the symptoms have disappeared, and I am happy to say that I am restored to perfect health. I cannot say too much In favor of your treatment, nor urge too strongly anyone affected with consumption to lose no time In seeking your Improved treat ment. Gratefully yours, MRU. KATIE FITZGERALD, No. 610 Maple avenue. LOS ANGELES. Cal.. March 4. 1897. Dr. C. H. Whitman: It Is with a feel ing of deep gratitude that I am thus publicly enabled to state the great ben efit which I have derived from the treat ment .given me by you at the Koch Medical Institute. I can truthfully say that your "Improved Tuberculin" has ben the sole Instrument—under your ex perienced direction—of saving my life. I was afflicted with consumption; the verdict of several skilled physicians leaving me In no doubt as to the dis ease from which I saw no escape but the grave. I tried every known remedy for relief, certain cure being then deemed hopeless, but obtained little or no benefit. Through friends I was In fluenced to consult you, and your exam ination of my case convinced me that I could not do better than place myself under your treatment. The result in that I am today a well man. Every Indication of tubercular trouble has dis appeared, and now. after a period of sev eral months having passed since I ceased taking your "Improved Tubercu lin" treatment. I do not hesitate to say that I am entirely cured of consump tion. If I can be of. service to you in telling others suffering from the same dread disaase that they can be assured of as certain a cure by being treated at the Koch Medical Institute, I am happy to do so. Yours very truly, , T. W. WOODWORTH, 108 South Broadway. I Petroleum Cubes for Fuel The Improved process just originated by Dr. Henry R. Brlssett of Lowell, Mass., for solidifying crude petroleum so that It may be used in place of coal makes the usual claims to superior util ity for that purpose. That Is, the Invent or claims that it Is less bulky, leaves little or no ash, requires no kindlings aid possesses the absolute safety which petroleum in a liquid state does not, and can be made in such sized cubes aa will suit the purpose for which it may be wanted, whether domestic or heavy stoking, as for large mill plants, steam ships, locomotives, etc. Further, in th* making of steel such a product has the preference on account of there being absolutely no sulphur. The heat given off by solid petroleum Is well known to be very great, and the cubes in ques tion burn on the suiiface without smell or smoke, retaining their shape until consumed, and requiring only the mini mum amount of draught. Why Didn't He Do Itf ! "T Why didn't Governor Budd declare St. Patrick's day a holiday. It would i have given co many state employes and other tired working men a chance to go and see the prizefight. The governor evidently overlooked it. However, hst might proclaim a day of fasting and prayer on account of the defeat of thp native son.—Santa Ana Standard. The Spur It la a mistake to suppose that men su*. ceed through success; theymuch oftcael succeed through failure, flsrsuet Bmllss.