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AT THE CHURCHES At St. John's Episcopal church yesterday morning Rev. B. W. R. Tayler took his text from St. Matthew, Cleansing xi:2l: "For she said Power of Christ within herself, if I may but touch his garment I shall be whole," drawing there from three cleansing power of Christ', the patience of Jairus, the faith of the sick woman—the last of which was dwelt upon at greater length. "The most important of the three lessons Which is afforded) us by this inc.idlent is in analyzing the perfect faith of this diseased woman in the cleansing power 1 of OhTist. It was faith which underlay her action; it was faith which caused her cure. True faith is modest and retiring; it sometimes hides itself amid the throng which surges around our Lord; it is a wayside flower which hides its head among the tall grasses, but it is none the less beautiful on that account. True faith is not of the shouting kind; it is essentially quiet. Sometimes lam tempted to doubt the sincerity of those people who are forever bragging about their faith. Like this woman, it is often content to express itself in the hidden and' unseen way of touching even the outer fringe of the robe of Christ, knowing that the faithful inten tion is worth more in the sight of God than the boastful performance of a thing from which the quality of faith is absent. "Sometimes it may seem to us that, try as we may, we are not able to draw near to the close personal friendship of Christ. But if we approach him, content to touch the very fringe of his life, content to come into contact with the mere outer edge of his divine influence, it will bring with it its blessing, not only of approval and bene diction, but the affectionate epithet of "son and daughter." The drawing near to him, the faithful placing of ourselves in his holy guidiance and influence, are the timid and modest touch of his garment. His robe, ,which symbolizes his church, brings with it the blessing we long have sought. Daugh ter, son, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole. "The three words which I have asked you to remember all come by lessons, helping, waiting, believing, and each lesson, is from one of the three persons in this gospel. Let us study to make ourselves and otlher men patient, waiting beings, who know that back of all the vast phenomena of life and its problems and perplexities stands the eternal God, and oh, ye women, ye sisters in Christ, think of the faith of this sick woman, that faculty of believing in God. Bring all your cares and sorrows and sick ness to him. Touch him, even though it be the hem of his garment, and ye shall be whole." Rev. A. A. Rice, pastor of the Universal iit church, spoke on "Jesus' View of Heav en," from John iii, 13: Jasus' View »n 0 man hath atcend . of Heaven ed info heaven but he that descended out of heaven, even the Son of Man, who is in heaven." He said, in brief: The teit and the special Scripture from which it is taken Unmistakably indicate Jesus' view of heaven. That this heaven is not distant, either in time or place, but is rather a condition of the soul, is clearly shown by the words, "The Son of Man, who is in heaven." Jesus, the Son of Man, standing in the midst of men, was in heaven. The Jews considered heaven as the local habitation ot God, and "ascended" and "descended" are words representing our Lord's association with the Father, to know nis righteous purpose and will. The Scripture which follows speaks of both good and evil men, and concludes with: "He that doeth the truth comcth to the light, that his works may be made mani fest that they have been wrought in God." Accordingly, heaven is an association with God, which results in righteousness. The life also of Jesus affords even greater evidence of his belief in this conception of heaven. Tbe distinguishing characteristics of his life are, first, an implicit faith in God and the law of right; second, a fearlessness in the promulgation of that faith, and, third, a manner of teaching that was wholly with out a retaliatory spirit. These are charac teristic of Jesus alone, and each of them di rectly shows the end toward which his whole life was given, the heaven whicli is the goal of human life. Association with God and his righteousness is a heaven that touches the bounds of all time and space and makes universal salvation sure. Rev. C. J. K. Jones, at the Church of the Unit} - , took his text from Hosea xi, 0:- "For I am Lord, and not God and man," his subject be- Ourselves ing, "God and Our selves." He said, in brief: One of the most continuous facts in human history is that of man's religion. He has ever believed in a somewhat or some one higher and greater than himscll, which or who could and did affect his personal wel fare in every particular. In common with all men, we are possessed by the supreme mind that has made an intelligible world. We are part and parcel of an intentional or der, tbat is vastly beyond our comprehen sion. In every emotion and longing of our hearts, in every aspiration and act of faith of our thoughts, we are a part of this uni versal nature, whose support is the living presence of the eternal God. That we do not perceive this is because our minds are too much absorbed by other thoughts, by the cares and vanities of the necessary burdens of daily life. And when we do strive to rise into the higher realms of thought, we do so only -with difficulty. The actual world, as we call it, seems to be most real, and we cling to it. We live by our thoughts and moods, and in them, more than we do by the actual conditions of our physi cal systems. The mind and tbe moods of mind make our days pleasant or otherwise. All the forces that go to make up life arc un known in their action, and yet there are no greater forces that exist. Somehow, there is an intelligence capable of ordering all this wonderful system. The difficulty with our thoughts of God is that he is a kind of non-natirTal man, greatly enlarged, but still a man. The mass of people cannot conceive of him as existing otherwise. It is better if we do not at tempt to think of him as having form—that is to say, having a body like ourselves. We can think of him as the mind that is in and , through all his works, and as tho source of I our own minds, and we as akin to him. His j mind is the source of our power of intellect. His righteousness is the source of our faith ' and motives in truth, purity and upright- j ness. His love is the source and inspiration of all human love and sympathy. We can | >nd do know him by these inward facts and i experiences of thought, hope, aspiration nnd love, just as certainly as we witness his in tellect and power manifested iv the beauty, urder and grandeur of the world and uni- Ferse. In a measure, our thoughts are after the manner of bis thoughts. We think, we rill, we love, because his constant power within us makes us to think, to will and to love. There is no thought of modern re ligious life that so much needs insistence and clearing as this of the mental relationship of God and ourselves. And when it can be made clear to men's minds, th*ey will see how superstitious aad irrational is this fear of God, which now characterizes so much of religious belief and worship. They will find joy and peace in this world of toiling and suffering such as they never before dreamed of. That the thought and worship cf God is not always an inspiration and rap ture is due to the irrational and imperfect way in which we have been taught. Rev. Burt Bates Howard, at the Church of the Covenant, selected his text from Luke xiii:6-9, the Old Problem With parable of the barren a New Meaning lig tree and the vine dresser who pleaded for its life one year more. The introduction of the sermon was a severe arraignment of the owner of the vineyard, who failed to surround the tree with the proper condi tions for fruit-bearing, and then ordered it cut down, as a camberer of the ground. The parable was compared to some of the phases oi present economic and l social conditions. "The law of all life is upward tending; it is natural to 'amount to something.' If the law of being is not fulfilled, either in the case of trees or men, there is something in the way which ought to be removed. The problem of the day is to find what that something is. This is not only philanthropy, it is the highest kind of religion. It is not what some have termed 'applied Christian ity,' it is Christianity itself. There can be no real Christianity that is not applied. "Poverty means congestion of population in the meanest quarter of a city. It means tbe spread of disease, the creation of crim inals and the blunting of moral sense. Pov erty itself is the mother of every kind' of wretchedness and evil. 'The destruction of the poor is their poverty.' Drunkenness is both a cause and a result of poverty. No wonder a saloon attracts when the quarters are so wretched. Lack of skill is a great cause of poverty through lack of a market for unskilled labor. Machinery is taking the place of labor more and more, but the unskilled laborer imagines he gets hungry. He has to have clothes and warmth, work or no work. Ther* is little being done to make him other than a mere peddler of muscle in a diminishing market, and the number is increased by immigration. As the market diminishes and supply increases tbe stress of competition becomes more and more severe, and at that point in our in dustrial system least able to have it. Re sult, a lowering of wages to the least sum that will enable a man to live and earn. There are a large number of men who can not find any work at all, for their sole com modity is brute strength. "What is tihe result of it all? A verita ble economic hell upon earth, to say noth ing of the moral and sanitary hell which is the grim accompaniment of such conditions. You want to know something about the economic hell? Let us visit a sweat-shop in Chicago. Their name is legion, these hell holes of iniquitous industrial oppression. They are made possible by the glut of the labor market, by the horrid pressure of want and by the demand for cheap goods on the part of consumers. Think of it! Chil dren 4 years old spending long hours, day after day in foul rooms, sewing buttons on. finished garments, their little lives shriveled in the fierce heat of competition and greed. Children who have hardly ceased tugging at the withered breasts of hungry mothers, clutching the needle to buttle with cold and disease andi want and' sin. Women, old years before their time, fiercely and fever ishly wrestling against awful odds, trying to earn enough bread, not to satisfy their hunger, but to keep alive on, by making knee pants at 45 cents a dozen. Think of that, you women who groan over making a suit for your own child. Suppose you were compelled, day after day, Sunday and all, to make knee pants and waists at 45 cents a dozen, not apiece, and depended on the few cents thus earned in seventeen or eighteen hours' labor a day for rent and food, clothes and fuel. Think of wan-faced, starving wretches fighting for mere existence, bat tling with hunger, cold and disease and lust, faintly struggling for a wavering foothold on the rim of life. Yet this is behind a large part of our cheap clothing; this rises behind a goodly percentage of our bargain "Shall we cut down the fig tree or give it a chance? The problem will not solve by increasing our police force and' building larg er jails to hold tha poor souls that come dropping down through this awful social hopper, holding meetings and conventions and building mission churches nnd getting up revivals; nor will these conditions be ameliorated by a dilletante dabbling in sociology or by slumming parties piloted through the haunts of vice with a pencil and notebook to lend a semblance of re spectability to the mere glutting of morbid curiosity. "Legislation will not do it all, but it will help mightily; restriction) of immigration, cheaper transportation, laws relating to the employment of labor, municipal ownership of street railways, laws governing the em ployment of child labor, schools for man ual training with all help. The law of the survival of the fittest is inexorable; it can not be abrogated, but it can be changed into a blessing. The fittest will always survive; the thing to do is to induce fitness." David Walk, in the Church of Christ at Santa Monica yesterday, took for the subject of his morning Divine sermon the words of Paradoxes Jesus in John xii, 24 --25, and pointed out that, though on their face paradoxical, they ] really formulated the philosophy of Chris ttnnity. The life of Christ on earth was it self a paradox, and can be understood only lin the light of a divine sacrifice. It was natural that the Greeks should de sire to see the man whose mar ', velous works and words trembled jon every tongue, and so they sought an in | traduction. Their wish being made known | to Jesus, the answer is the text. Apparently, ' j there is no relevancy in the reply to the re j quest. Jesus knew that they would be dis appointed. They were looking for a man of kingly mien. Christianity must be judged by its fruits. llt is the practical outcome to which men look, aud this is the very test which Jesus : himself suggest?. Has any system of relig j ion done for humanity what the religion of ! the Xazarene has done? Look at it. Jesus Christ never wrote a book, and yet he has | inspired tbe best body of literature that this ' world ever saw or ever will see. He never ! painted a picture, and yet he is the inspria : tion of the highest and truest ideals. lie never founded a school, and yet the genius jof Christianity has planted the very best j seats of learning everywhere throughout the j realms of Christ's kingdom. He never j founded an asylum for the deaf, the blind, | the lame, the insane, the foundling, theout i cast, and yet these beneficences spring every* I where in the pathway of the Gospel as its i natural and legitimate fruit. I Christ left no commnnd in terms that his I people should do these things, for he knew | that no one could be a true follower of his and not do everything in his power to pro LOS ANGELES HERALD* MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 1898 mote the saving influence of the Gospel throughout the world. The Greek word "Christ" means "anointed," and all who are Christ's are anointed, christened, by the Holy Spirit, and it is their joy to serve in the fellowship of the Gospel and to hasten the day of his appearing. Rev. A. C. Smither preached yesterday morning at the First Christian church upon "Lessons From Man- Lessons Prom asseh's Life." In the Manasseh's Life portrait gallery of the Bible, said the speaker, we have a great variety of per sons and characters. Manasseh is intro duced on the stage of human life and his record is left with lessons for those who should come after. He began to reign un righteously and to degrade his subjects. We learn in his example the ever present truth that the wages of sin is death; that suffering and punishment always follow wrong and sinfulness. There is no evasion of this uni versal law. Nations as well as individuals are subject to the same immutable law. No lesson is more greatly needed for this age and generation than the simple one that whatever is sown is reaped. We learn also that suffering and punish ment are disciplinary as well as punitive. God uses pain often to restrain men from evil as well as to punish them for wrong. Suffering, the chastisement of a faithful and loving God, has saved many a soul lo eternal life that otherwise would have gone out from God into the realms of despair. Manasseh's history furnishes an example of the overruling Providence that uses evil men and nations for the accomplishment of His purposes. So today the forces of evil are often overruled by divine wisdom for the furtherance of good ends. A lesson of divine forgiveness is taught in God's forgive ness of Manasseh and his restoration to his kingdom. The Divine Father ever stands ready to welcome back to Himself His way ward children. To a sinning and rebellious world He has no message save one of love and sympathy. Manasseh's career illus trates the true meaning of penitence, which is to make reparation for wrong done. When restored to his kingdom he began at once to destroy idolatry, to fortify Jerusalem and Judah and to restore the service and worship of the Lord. Universal Brotherhood H. A. Gibson addressed the meeting of the Universal Brotherhood yesterday morning at Brotherhood hall, 525 West Fifth street, his subject being "Jesus as Teacher." The whole universe is one. It has been our custom to think of it as divided, and to regard Jesus as outside of our own realm. But he himself said he was one of us. "He came until hisown, and his own received bim not; but unto as many as received him, gave he the power." Jesus came at the time that the Hebrew nation had reached its great development as a theocracy, and not only within it, but throughout the world, everything was in great turmoil and strife. He came to sound a note of brotherhood. The angels came with the message, "Peace on earth, good will to men." He came in the usual way. Was born of humble par ents, and his birth taking place in a man ger typifies that he emerged from the midst of the material and animal side of nature, and rose triumphant above it all. John the Baptist stood at the door and closed the old dispensation. Jesus said of him: "A greater than John the Baptist has not been born of woman, yet he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he." A little child who has found the kingdom of heaven is greater than those who are learned in the dead letter interpretations of the old dispensation. The record tells us that Jesus "taught as one having authority." That is, the peo ple who accepted his teaching felt the force and power of the new thought. The old 'wears out, and when we have worn it out we should cast it aside. Its usefulness is at an end for us. Accept that which is true to you now, and when you are ready for greater truths they will coTne to you. Y. M. C. A. Meeting The afternoon meeting at the Y. M. C. A. was largely attended and the whole service interesting. The orchestra opened the sen-ice, followed by the Euterpean quar tet, who sang "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep." Dr. Fuller read part of the 40th chapter of Isaiah, and led in prayer. Genera] Secretary Ball delivered the address. His theme was "The Outer Oircle," and he showed the growth of the Young Men's Christian association, from its start ing by George Williams in London 54 years ago, to the present time, when it encircles the globe, having over 6000 organizations, and doing a work peculiar to itself alone. He told of its service through the Christian commission during the civil war and the war just closed, and of the interest now mani fested in it in the army and navy. Mr. Dupuy sang a solo, and the audience was dis missed with prayer. Long Beach Jottings LONG BEACH, Nov. 20.—Wallace Shep ard, a boy 15 years of age, was arrested on Friday by Marshal Baker for stealing money from his mother, sister and other parties. He was taken before Judge Rosecrans, and as his guilt was conclusive he was given ten days in the county jail. A union social of the Christian Endeavor societies held at Chautauqua hall on Friday evening was largely attended. Miss Me- Mahon presided over the exercises, which consisted of an address by the Rev. S. C. Kendall; guitar and mandolin trio, Messrs. Carney, Martin and Brewer; an address oii "Bible Study," by Miss Esther Smith, and a paper on "Plans on Winter Work," by Miss Martha Smith. Mrs. Delia Pratt of Los Angels is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. S. Snell, and her niece Mrs. George F. Hirsch. Excellent fishing may now be enjoyed from the wharf, yellowtail, halibut, bonita, rock cod and mackerel biting quite freely. Pensions and Postal WASHINGTON, Nov. M.-California pensions have been granted as follows: Original—James K. Dimond of Pasadena, $8. Increase—Thomas J. Burns of San Die go, $8 to $12; William Ivans of Fort Bragg, £■8 to $7. Widow—Annie 3*iylor of West Berkeley, $8. Markee McDonald was today appointed postmaster at Grayson, Stanislaus county, vice J. P. Smith, resigned. These California postoffices have been dis continued: Opie, Mariposa county, mail to go to Coulterville; Sherwood, Mendocino county, mail to go to Willetts. JOTTINGS Lovers of good driving horsas cannot mlss it by buying one of our No. 3 Chester Columbus Buggy Co.'s driving wagons. They have the Bailey hangers, long-dis tance axles and quick-shifting shaft coup lings. Hawley, King & Co. Oar Home Brew. Maler & Zobelsln's lager, fresh from thslr brewery, on draught ln all the principal saloons; delivered promptly la bottles er kegs. Office and brewery, 440 Allso strttt. Telephone 91. We have taken the agency for the Colum bia bicycle. Our motto is, "Get the Best." However, we have good wheels tor 130. NOT RADICAL ENOUGH UNION REFORM LEAGUE OP POSES NEW CHARTER SOME WORDS IN ITS FAVOR Majority of Those Present Express Dissatisfaction With Many of Its Provision! One week ago yesterday Judge R. H. F. Variel delivered an address before the Union Reform league in favor of the new charter. Some disposition was shown on the part of those present to discuss charter pro visions at that time, but, as it was late when Judge Variel concluded, it was doemed best to defer the general discussion for one week. Yesterday afternoon the members of the league assembled In Vincent hall, on South Hill street, for the purpose of taking up the argument where it had been previously left. At 4 p. in. the meeting was called to order by W. H. Stuart, at whose reediest the audi ence joined in singing "America." Mr. Stu art called upon F. D. Jones to open the dis cussion, and that gentleman complied in a manner that showed he had studied the ' charter provisions with much care, f For the purpose of introducing his dia • gram, which was displayed upon a black l board and which showed the charter pro i visions in a general manner, Mr. Jones read • an extract from the work on municipal gov i eminent written by Albert Shaw, who was • long associated with Mr. Stead of the Pall Mall Gazette and later of the Review of i Reviews. The quotation was descriptive of an ideal • system of municipal government and told of such as prevail in some of the larger English towns. Most of such municipalities are divided into 16 wards, and the legislative bodies consist of 48 members, 16 being elect ed each year, or one from each ward. The mayor is elected by the councilmen, and the . individual electors have only an opportunity of expressing their preferences in the elec tion of one representative each year to a seat with the town council. By such a scheme two-thirds of the councilmen have at all times at least one year's experience, and I the municipal machinery is not jarred so ! much by an election. I The council, too, elects a mayor whose ! power is limited, being, in fact, less than that 1 of the president of an American city council, ias he is deprived of appointive power and j the veto, his duties being mostly adminis | trative. Nominations, instead of being made in pnr ! tisan conventions, are proposed by a free ] holder, who, with eight others, signs a blank ; form and deposits it nt least one week be i fore election wtih the town clerk. Any nine men can suggest a candidate, and the entire list of candidates is published conspicuous ly for the information of voters, who go to the polls to vote on a strictly non-partisan basis for municipal officers. ! Comparing the present and the new char ter provisions with such a system as that employed in English towns, the merits and demerits of the new instrument were anal yzed and diagrammed as objectionable or , otherwise. Mr. Jones was of the opinion I that the mayor had been clothed with' too | much power; that an election once in four I years made him practically a dictator for j ; that period, and tbat, once voted in, he could not be removed when acting legally, but in opposition to the wishes of his con stituents, as the imperative mandate, or right of recall, had not been included in the charter. Tbe speaker also objected to the equal representation of wards in the council, in sisting that this should be proportioned to the voting population. He took advanced ground as to the acquirement of public util ities, the initiative and the referendum, and claimed that the charter did not go far enough along any of the lines of popular reform. Nevertheless, he admitted that 1 the new instrument was better than the i old, a step in advance, but thought by its , adoption any further improvement would be long delayed. I A letter received from Rev. W. D. P. Bliss was read by Mr. Knight, at the re quest of the chairman. In it Mr. Bliss op i posed the adoption of the charter, saying [that it had been stripped of the elements |of reform on account of which it had pre viously commended it, and that the ene mies of good government had got in and ! cut out most of its good features. He com mended the civil service prov:s : ons, but de clared that the charter as a whole was worse than that now in use, contrary to the broth erhood taught by Christ and :hat it favored government of the many by the few. For such reasons he hoped it would be defeated. Mr. Stuart called attention to the fact, that the question now to he decided is not what an ideal charter would be, but wheth er the new instrument wa« better than the old, and whether on account of the re forms made it was deserving of the votes of the people. J. D. Bailey opposed the charter in a pa per which was well rsoeived by those pres ent. He objected because only eighteen of ficials were to be elected under its provis ions by the people, while thirty-five were to be appointed by the mayor. The fail ure of the boa>' i's to incorpor ate within it the principle of proportional representation on the council he con demned, as well as that relating to election by pluralities, by meant of which one of three men running for the mayoralty might become clothed with power over the entire body, though elected by the votes of a mere trifle more than one-third. This govern ment by the few was the entering wedge of imperialism. Mr. Bailey also objected to the scale of salaries proposed, as by far too costly and tending to encourage voters to make poli tics a trade for the sake of the emoluments of office. The initiative and referendum were a dead letter as to ordinances, there being a joker in the charter; by its use any ordinance proposed by the people might be adopted by the council thirty days before election, thus preventing a vote of the peo ple, and then repealed immediately after ward. • 'Ihe most objectionable feature of the charter, however, H,* characterized as that relating to the acquirement by the city of public utilities. The limit of possible in debtedness had been so fixed that it would be impossible under the charter as pro posed to acquire more than a municipal water system. The limit would be reached long before public lighting, civic transpor tation facilities or other public utilities could be acquired. Inability of the people at large to vote on the question of granting franchises he also regarded as a serious de fect in the new charter, as well as the per petuation of the contract system; on publio works, which had been productive here as elsewhere in the most of the corruption in city government. Omission of the impera tive mandate, too, made it impossible for AN OPERATION AVOIDED. Mrs. Rom Gaum Writes to Mrs. Pinkham About It. She) Says: Dxab Mrs. Pinkham:—l take plea* ore in writing you a few lines to in form you of the good your Vegetable Compound has done me I oannot thank yon enough for what your medi cine has dene for me; it has. indeed, helped me wonderfully. For years I was trou bled with an > *^~~ tl v\ ovarian tumor, \ each year grow- f ing worse, un- I 119 til at last I ]b was compelled 7 rmmmw sst to consult with B a physician. V^ml be done for me but to go under an operation In speaking with a friend of mine about it, she recommended Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, say ing she knew it would cure me. I then sent for your medicine, and after tak ing three bottles of it, the tumor dis appeared. Ohl you do not know how much good your medicine has done me. I shall recommend it to all suffer ing women. —Mrs. Rosa. Gaum, 720 Wall St., Los Angeles, Cal. The great and unvarying success of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound in relieving every derangement of the female organs, demonstrates it to be the modern safeguard of wo man's happiness and bodily strength. More than a million women have been benefited by it. Every woman who needs advice about her health is Invited to write to Mrs. Pinkham. at Lynn, Mass. I four years to correct a mistake made at an election. Mr. Stuart spoke in favor of the charter. He believed its adoption wouli be a move in the right direction, rower had hereto* ' fore been too much diffused. A munici j pality wolud do well to imitate the practice j of corporations, which had learned that the greatest profits were obtained by centraliz | ing tbe power in a general manager. The j mayor, if clothed with greater powers, I would be personally responsible for the | acts of his appointees and, realizing it, j would guard more effectively against the ! inefficiency of such officials. By the new l charter the city would be placed in much i the same relation to its residents as the ; country is by the Federal constitution, 'which entrusts to the president some pow | ers not vested in the kings of the old world. He thought, too, that by amendment any defects could be eliminated from the char ter later; whereas, refusal to accept the charter as it stands at this time would long defer the reforms most needed. J. D. Steele took issue as to the desirabil ity of imitating the Federal constitution in respect to granting increased power to the ! mayor, and characterized that very provis j ion, clothing the president with almost I dictatorial power, as the greatest weakness lof the American government. By the adop i tion of the charter Los Angeles would be reduced to the level of a medieval dukedom, l The charter had some good features, but its many bad ones more than counterbal anced them and the charter ought to be ; voted down. George Martin explained the withdrawal , of the delegates of the Socialist Labor party at the charter convention. He paid they discovered that they were in a minority and that the convention was to be run in a strictly partisan manner. If they remained they would be bound' by the action of the majority to favor any charter proposed; while, by withdrawing, they preserved their I independence. This was said to correct 1 a misapprehension of the real motives of the delegates, he said, such as had been alluded :to by Mr. Stuart in a criticism during the i evening of their fault-finding, when the : charter was formulated, because it con tained so fevv* of the socialist features ap proved by their party, though they had I not remained in the convention to aid in , shaping that very instrument. William H. Knight said the charter was ; not an ideal instrument, not so good as the I city ought to have, and not so good as it 1 would have been if its construction bad been I left to the Union Reform league. Still, by I looking it over carefully, many sections wor i thy of approval could be found. Taken as a whole, it was better than the old and de ' serving of adoption. If adopted and studied I its defects could be remedied by amendment. | If, on the other band, it should be voted 1 down, nothing could be done for two years, and even then the same difficulties would j have to be met as were experienced this time. A board of freeholders would have | to be elected, and all classes would 1 be rep resented thereon, including those affected by corporate influence, the banking busi ness, and the "push" element. To secure a charter acceptable to the people at large I from such a source would be impossible. It was only by taking what it was possible to secure and then improving upon it that a charter could be obtained. Compromise was unavoidable, and' it might be made as well first as last. He favored the adoption of the charter and should vote for it. W. C. Petchner responded to urgent calls though averse to speaking. He had com mended the charter so far as it favored civil service reform, the acquisition of public utilities and the initiative; but the paper of Mr. Bailey had suggested! to his mind a grave defect. It was a fact that while os tensibly favoring the acquirement of pub lic utilities, it was so framed that nothing beyond a new water system could be 'hoped for by its adoption. After some further discussion, mainly in opposition to the charter, the meeting was adjourned. The New Hotel Name A great many suggestions were received by Mr. Ross yesterday for the new name for his hotel. Don't forget—the successful namers get a grand Thanksgiving dinner free. Proposals received until Wednesday noon, November 24th. Consumption Is Incurable unless its cause—Mi crobes or Bacilli—is destroyed with out using Creosote, Alcohol and other drugs. Thousands say the antiseptic gases of Radam's Microbe Killer cure Consumption. Their testimony and sample free. R. M. K. also cures Can cer and Tumor. 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Do not mlss It. i • JpfJfA large shipment of genuine hand-carved and inlaid Oriental Furniture, as Tabourettes, Pedestals, Easels, Settees, Screens, Chairs and odd pieces will be offered in a few days at a special sale directly following the rug sale. WM. VCR PLANCK NEVVIIN A. W. LOUDERBACK Real Estate Bureau. Auctioneer. j ■ggm. Ben-Bey's \ ' WA) ¥"*» *\7 ■• tho Most Remarkable* \ LMm KPH= V £1 fl Discovery of this or any I mat / * Clll Preceding Ag0.... I\ SjKl/l After using this wonderful remedy and testing Its merits on mora A N/ thm 10,000 men in California »nd sunoundiug States, BEN-VAN is now offered for sale the first time. Its merits were known years ago, but BEN* V/Jf I BEY determined not to place It on the market until it had been thoroughly C'/\ I tested and its wonderfuf power demonstrated. l\ II Tbls great remedy was discovered by BEN-BEY while sojourning I \ \ \ In the Sandwich Islands.and w»i suggested by the wierd»lory of a Kanaka. This Is the only remedy known to science which will develop weak aad underaiied organs. It has a direct action on the sexual center and lK\ overcomes prematurity or quickness ln twenty days. This remedy will • JJpWI stop all drains and losses by night or by day. and thus cure prostatorrhoea, spermatorrhoea, lost manhood or failing powers. Its action on the nerve -enter* positively and forever cares nervous debility of every name, form aad nature. It will cure imootency. whether partial or complete. BEN-VAN will vitafise the circulation aad nerves; strengthen debilitated and weakened onrans—develop, enlarge and restore them, aad thus make a new existence. It also cures leucor rhoen and all forms of female weakness. — Thi, wonder-working remedy can be obtained from the BEN-BBY MEDICAL CO., 311-215 Kolsn at Smith Building, cor. Second and Broadway, Los Angeles, Cat., and is sod at $2.00 per mekiffe or three for $6.00, with a genuine guarantee to cure any case. 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