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IN CITY PULPITS At St. Paul's Episcopal church, the Right I Rev. Bishop Johnson read his text from Philippians, 4-5: "The The Lord Is Lord is at hand." at Hand '-The bishop said, to part: A change is to come either by our death or by the second advent o£ Jesus into the world, but of which we really know very little. The main fact is that Christ shall become not a new factor, but a tact or under new conditions, so that, we can say with St. John: "Whom our eyes have seen and our hands have handled." W hat we really are will become apparent then by the contrast with the character of Christ, as a shade of color heightens or pales by con trast, and as the tone of a gem lsbriglrUneoi or dulkd when, placed by the side of an other. So will the presence of Christ in tensify the difference between cureclves and him. The law of repulsion, which separates the good from the bad by a nat ural' process in this life, will create.a bar rier between that which is evil in us nnd him when he comes. The duty in our preparation, for Christfs second coining suggests another thought . If we were spirits without bodies we might not need to think of the earthly life and Us work. But these bodies, marvelousjy en dowed by God as they are, bring us in con tact with other men, and. the duty to ntan is as imperative as the duty toward God. Here we find ourselves in social, pioUticnl, mercantile nnd professional life, and we have no right to ignore the claims of oitr or the other, and the duty to man will keep that thought ever in mind. He is best fitted to receive Christ when, he comes who has made the most, of his bod); and his brains, and has done the most for humanity. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they •hail see God," Jlatt. 5-8, were the words chosen by Hey. Burt The Vision Bstcs Howard as the of God hati:- of his sermon to the congregations of the Church of the Covenant. To see God is equivalent with most oi us to a glimpse of thrones, and dominions, and powers, aud a being of awful majesty and consuming holiness. The God that shapes itself in our thoughts is a creation of our own, an exalted manhood that we have builded out ot our own best concep tions and seated on the throne of the uni verse. The impression creeps into our minds that if we are holy and clcan-souled some day in the life to come our eyes shall look upon the splendor of the '■great white throne," and on the face of him who sits thereon. We are ail the time trying to translate things into terms of our personal benciit. To see God was the cause of blossednes's, or a state of happiness. The seeing of God was not the definition of the blessedness that was to belong to the pure in heart; it was the occasion of it. The word of was equivalent to saying that if a man. kept his heart white ami spotless there would come to him divine inshinings that would make him rich in spiritual blessing. The whole iield of this beatitude, is right here in this present world. To see God i to see something of God's goodness, and truth, and love, and righteousness in. the things thab are about u~ every day and everywhere. For a man does see God when he sees a bit of good. in. anything. God and good are not two, but one. There is no good in the world that is not a bit of God's glory that has found a rift to shine through. The tendency of these days is to put out our spiritual eyes. Because we have found the quill and the* ink horn we have no eyes for the author. Mow Jesus is trying to get people to cultivate their spiritual per ception. He wants to develop a capacity for seeing good* everywhere, and this car ries with it an incapacity to see evil. There is a so-called "seing life," which is only seeing the baseness and the shame of life. Tin re is a kind cf knowledge that the more a man has of it the mere he ought to be ashamed of having it. There is no force in the world so mighty in. its effect on n man's life ai Ms own mind. It is hi,, mind that seizes on the things that his senses bring him, and out of them creates hi- universe. Key. A. A. Bice, the pastor or the Uni versalis! church, yesterday reviewed the sermon of Bey. A. ('. What Is Smither of a week Hell? ago <11 "The Bible Doctrine of Hell." It is the especial privilege and duty of the Universalis* church, said the speaker, which is the vanguard of nniversalism, to challenge the truthfulness, of any doctrine which decries the character of Godi or un derrates the power of the means winch he uses for tho salvation of his children. We believe the Bible teaohes God to be all powerful' and alisloving. and that view which makes him. loss than this, i= merely n conception of the "Bible Doctrine." Barely in the present dny are we confronted by such an. utterance as this. "Divine love and goodness cannot prevent men who have the power of choice from choosing evil in stead of good, and going down to the grave in sin and suffering, and by virtue of their own sinfulness into eternal separation from the presence of all, that is? pure and good on earth and in heaver.." It is fuiind necessary to support this pessimism by say ing: "For this, God is no more to blame than for the suffering of the man who throws himself down a precipice." And Be evidence of thi9 great failure of God i» given an opinion of what is meant by the tenii Gehenna, and a solitary text. Tbe word Gehenna is said to be "tbe strongest word definitive of anguish and suffering after death," and "Jesus used this word frequently as applied to the condition cf the wicked after death." As- a matter of fact, Jesus made use of this term to define the suffering of sinners in this world c.v pecially; with him it represents the hell of this earth, which he had come to abolish by abolishing sin, its, cause. He was expound ing a law of God, which law is stated in the sermon we are reviewing, and is its only re deeming feature." In the very nature oi mac there is reward for good and suffering for evill." This suffering is the gehenna of Jesus ar.d the Jews, and it follows! evil wherever and whenever evil occurs. As regards the text used, "Depart from me, ye cursied. into everlasting lire, pre pared for the devil and his angels." it was spoken of the Gentile nations who had not heard of Jesus, but who nevertheless were lo be judsred by the law "in the very nature of man," for failing to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, and this was to occur "When the son cf man shall come in his glory," not when he shall go away from Mankind, but when he shall receive glory by having iiis (ruth am! law accepted by irlen. The text should read as in the revisedver sion: 'Depart from me, ye cursed, into the elemA) (not everlasting) lire, etc." The Qrcjak word lor eternal holds meaning of < quality rather than duration. Touching the attempted vindication of God's- character, in case seme men are per mitted to sutler endltssh, we have to say that no vindication is possible, Codisthe | cieator of man, and il he has created some, knowing they s'hali endure endles.i hell, he is a fiend incarnate, and' is utterly inexcus able. Add to this (iod's law ot hutditv I and the environment of men, ami l ho be comes the sole ar.d blamable agent of per petual human ninety. Hut we have no reason tor believing that "Divine love and goodness cannot prevent men from g"it:c into eternal separation from all that is pure and good." Dewid Walk, in tha Church of Christ on Eighth street , near ventral avenue, read Jer. 30:30-32, and 1111- Higher nounced as the sul>- Criticism ject of his sermon "An Ancient Proto type of Modem Higher Criticism." Criticism has its place, and tho true critic is hailed by every devout student of the Bible. Criticism is of (wo sorts —con- structive and destructive, King Jehoia kim and his modern imitators belong to the latter class. The method is short and easy, whatever in the Bible docs not suit you. de stroy. If only the destruction of the book would at the same time destroy the facts, of which it is the record! But no; there they stand to this hour as stubborn ami indestructible witnesses of the historicity of the Bible. If the last Bible were de stroyed, the facts of'sin and holiness, heav en ami hell, Christ and aatan would be with us still. A certain class of/men prate of the love of (md and the broth/evly character ol JesUS, and declare that these facts arc in consistent with the idea oi the Katherhool of the one or'the brotherhood ot the other. But are they so? Who first, among all the teachers of the world promulgated the doc trine of hell? It was that same .lesus of Nazareth who believed in hell so firmly that lie laid down His life to'saye men from it. Who lirst made clear and emphasised the doctrine of tho eternal damnation ot the impenitent soul accessible to.the saving power of the gosjicl? It was that same .lesus ot Xazareth. And why did He thus teach and pray and weep over the impeni tent? The answer is because lie loved them. It was His great and unquenchable love that made Him do and suffer and die. And it is a most significant fact that the only time He for so much as a moment dirw aside the veil which hangs between this world and that, it was to shew us the picture of one man in hell am! another in heaven. And all these warnings and teach ings and entreaties Jesus and the Bible under all dispensationsmean just one thing, namely, the rescue ot souls from the inev itable consequences of sin. God made heaven for no mail, or hell for no man. Heaven or hell is the inevitable, legitimate, logical outcome of the life we now live. Josiah wept nnd rent his clothes and prayed over the long-los; but recently found Bible, anil was saved; bis wicked son tried to destroy the book which caused his father to tremble, and was lost. And that is the difference between men today, Sneer ing, jesting, false logic will not change the inevitable. Jesus appeals to humanity to help Him save it. lie is willing and He wants to persuade us to become willing. God is reconciled; Jesus Christ is recon ciled; only man is not. At the Tico Heights Methodist church yesterday morning title pastor, Rev. Dr. \V. R. Goodwin, an- Old Time nounced as his textthe Methodism 16th verse of the tit h chapter of Jeremiah: •'Thus saith the Lord: Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye (hall find rest for your souls." He said in port: "'God reminds the Jews that their aw ful calamities are due to their departure from their former ways. That the church of today is not accomplishing all that it should is clear to all 4 and that Methodism has in some measure lost its old-time vigor will not I be denied. It is said that no conversion has occurred in this church for the last six years, and if this be true we should stand in the ways nnd ask for the old naths in which the church walked when there were con versions. Old tilings are not always the best, nor are new things always an improve- j ment, but the lamp of experience and the light of history are safe lights. Sin and human nature never change, and the cure for sin is the same now as in Christ's time. In the olden time the preaching was plain, di rect, searching, and sinners were warned to! escape the damnation of h '11. Now they are advised to keep out of Tartarus, or hade.-, or Tophet, or the 'bad place,' as the word hell is too harsh for cultivated ears, llttr Nathan and Peterand Stephen and Paul and Christ, and Luther anil Wesley, and the ones who have shaken the world, did n-,t shame to declare the whole counsel of God. Plain preaching was a part of old-time Meth odism. In those days the closet of prayers was used before the church service more than the looking-glass, and the singing was not done by a few hired voices. There was enthusiasm in those days—real enthusiasm — that stirrer! the hearts of the people." • Superintendent C. S. Maaon'r'Pthc Pacific Gospel Union, yesterday spoke upon the subject, "The Word of The Word God Endureth for of God ever." 1 Pet. 1-28. God ia ilod from ever lasting to everlasting. The ten command ments were written with the finger of God. The remainder of the Bible was written by men ipspirr-d by God. All the forces of hell, the powers of Satan, the prejudices of corrupt men. have arrayed themselves against this book, and yet it stands, occu pying the largest position, yielding the mightiest influence of any of the books of the ages. Higher critics, agnostics, infidels, skeptics, have done their best to destroy the book, to dethrone its power, to weaken its ! influence, yet the Bible now engages man's 1 deepest thought, and it« sound has gone out throughout all the arth. Ifs prophecies have been fulfilled. 'Die word of truth, the word of love, the worrl -of God, can never he destroyed. It is n light illuminating the pathway to heaven. Rev. C. J. K. Jones, at the Church of the Unity, read his text from II Tim. 2-3: "Then therefore en- Practical cure hardness. Take Life thy part in suffering hardship as a soldier of Jesus Christ." In the practical affairs of life an unreason- I ing despair is as false a guide as an urrea- I soning optimism. Our affairs ale never quite as hopeless as despondency paints thc-m. nor our happiness quite a- beautiful ir- boundless hope pictures it. Igo to the uttermost in declaring my faith in the value and necessity of' morals and of a religious belief. Hut the completes* life of a saint lon earth is no guarantee against defeat and disappointments. There is no code of morals over devised that can secure to a business man the cer tainty of success. In the problem o.f our I individual lives there are more element:' j than those which are local and per-ocal to LOS ANGELES HERALD. MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, JB9B us. As we estimate them our fortunes- and our fates arc involved ill complex conditions over which we have little or no control. I reiterate my faith in all that isi good, but I have never seen or heard of that teacher who knowing all the possibilities of life in each man and in all men could give a theory which would insure escape limn the unnumbered evils and misfortunes which befall men. 1 nlcad for the training which shall fortify each man to hear hiniscll Ii i avely and we'd as an individual whohnusl btar his own pain or grief, carry his* own disappointments, meet his own difficultisi and overcome them as best he can. Keppj is he who has so di.-«'ip!ii;exi> his powers that he can endure hardness. One great secret in the practical features of life i- that a man shall have resources within himself. The social redemption of the vicious and wretched poor will be accoia ptiahed mainly by educating the children in all ways that can make them self-reliant and self-respecting. The moral value of all heroic lives, who have displayed ctfSirago ami worked out their life'tproblem lies-in the fact that they did not lie down, undci their burdens, From Jesus to the last man or woman who died today, doing his or her duty, or imperiling life for another, all such in all age- and among all peoples have been of far more worth to inspire/and sup port ether men and women than have any und all 1 formal theories. Y. M. C. A. Br. Pilchard had a goodly numberoi young men to listen to his second aiWittss upon "Four Kings." Miss Mctcalf sang two solos, the lirst entitled "Some Day," the second "I Shall Be Satisfied." Wfil liara Wadhams, a director of the Portbpid, Ore., association, read the Scriptural, les son. HEBREW SCHOOL Eeast of the Maccabees Observed by_ the Children The. children of the recently organised He brew school celebrated the feast of the-Slao caßees, nr Chanuka, yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. This feast began nn Thursday and will continue until next Friday, eigh days in all. It is observed to#celebrate the vii tory of the Maccabees, who with a hamlfu of warriors defeated their enemies, the Syrians. The children carried out almost theentine program of the occasion. They recited He brew poems translated into English, re counting the story of the victory and its sig nificant eas a festival. During the recija- tion of the benediction and response* by the pupils, one of tlie little hoys performed the ceremony of lighting the four candles, one being added each day while the feast con • inues. The lights are typical of t rutty and -ignify its ultimate triumph over the daxk ncss of error. Dr. Amdt, the principal, addressed the children on "The Insignificant to the Sig nificant." ami Pr. Solomon, rabbi of the temple, made a brief talk on the meaning of tin customs. Professor Loeb, the musi cal instructor, who donates his services, led the children in singing "The Star Spangled Banner," "America" and. "Red. White and Blue." At the close of the exercises each child received a bag of candy. Many of the parents were present and expressed them sel highly gratified at the program of the afternoon and tho rapid progress of than j children. Theosophy Paul S. Heffleman of Pasadena addressed tlie Sunday evening meeting of the Univer sal Brotherhoodi at .Aryan hall. 525 West Fifth street, taking tor his subject: "Thje Child is Father of the Man." This idea, mid the speaker, has been expressed in, va rious ways. "As the- twig is bent, the bough is inciint-d," is the popular proverb' of today. and twenty-five centuries ago, !n ancient Greece, Pythagoras wrote, "Wfe are our own children.'' The habits of child hood —habits of conduct, of speech anil of thought cling to us through life. The great sage, Patanjali, shows' Low our thought makes us what we are. Man is> indeed made of thought. His body is only the I tenement from which the real man looks j out upon the world. Kver,. the mind is only I I the instrument of the real man—the ; I and a> Patanjali shows, the mind i-'iiaturalty j colorless, and take- 1 the form and , that toward which it is directed. As tor instance, full of joy from an appropriate > I cause, it becomes sad. and gloomy when the j i e.vti mal conditions are' thus changed. Thus i it i> true that the mind becomes that to • which it is devoted. If we give our attcn- | i tion and our energies' and'cur desires to the 1 temporary and fleeting objects of sense, we 1 make for ourselves a sensuous world, within whose narrow limits we revolve like- a squirrel turning the wheel in his cage, 1$ it it we held steadfastly to a high ideal, we make a firm matrix of thought, into wiiich we- build hour by hour, day by day, and . ; year by year; and if we fix our devotion] upon the Supreme Being—the highest thatJ we can conceive—we gradually grow the likeness of the divine. I "Ye are not bound! The s>oul of things is<| sweet, I Tlte heart of being is celestial rest; Stronger than woe is will, that which wajs.; j Doth pass to better—best!" The Council's Business Only two weeks remain for the present city | council to gather up the loose endi of its j administration. One of the undertakings! on which the council as a. body, audCoun-v oilman Mathuss particularly, hope to *-y. ■work begun is tiie Third street tunnel. Kycr since Councilman Mathuss went into office two years ago he has exerted his until ing j efforts in behalf of this improvement. To- 1 day the bids for the work will be opened ny the council, and should they be round sat- i isfactory, will be referred to the board of public works. At best, owing teethe vari ous steps that are necessary, the next Qoun oil will sp< nd several weeks befepre the first pick is driven iv the Third street hill. The i bids on the five new bridges to be built by the city, which were opened by theceun oil three weeks ago and referred to the ci,ty i engineer, will lie returned today with the engineer's report. Other bujhiness which will : be taken up will be the opening of the bids j on the new fire engines to be purchased I under the recent bond. The hose bids, i which were investigated by the fire com- | mission last Wednesday, will be presented j to the council, together with the commis sion's report. Politeness Bring a 85000 Legacy A young lady ln a department store has : just fallen heir to $.",000. The money waa j , left her by an eccentric old lady who was i ' treated with sreat politeness by the young j woman when shopping. Her joy was as I great as Iter surprise when the money was j given her. Surpifle and joy will be thi lot of many other people if they take Hos tetter's Stomach Bitters when suffering from malarial fever, affue, loss of strength ' and appetite. The Bitters'make the weak strong, tone up the stomach and asslat digestion. In bad cases? of dyspepsia the cures It effects are truly remarkable. It is ! :i palatable medicine. If you fee; "out of sorts" try a few doses of these famous,. Bitters. Wall paper, late styles, low prices, at A. 1 jA. Eckstrom, 324 South Spring street. , ANNUAL SCHOOL REPORT EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS DO INQ EXCELLENT WORK NECESSITIES OF DEPARTMENT An Increased Attendance Causes. Half-vDay Sessions in Congested Districts —Statistics Superintendent of City Schools J. A. Fo shay yesterday submitted to the board of education the twenty-fifth annual report concerning the condition and progress ot the public schools oi this city. The report is very complete and comprehensive, outlin ing briefly yet concisely the progress made tin the various educational departments dur j ing the past school year and calling atten tion to the needs of the city along educa tional lines. Department reports received by Superintendent Foshay show a gradual improvement in the standard of scholarship and the mosjt satisfactory year's work in tlu history of the department plan, and tlns■ great suet-ess he largely attributes to the efficient supervision iv the several depart-. | ments. The report is prefaced with a brief re view of the year and suggestions for the future by the president of tlie board of ed ucation, Charles Cassat Davis, from which the following is extracted: "The reports .following show the constant increase oi the |*ir*iii'. aud again eniphasiz. thc difficulties which embarrass the de partment by reason of lack of,accommoda tions for the pupils applying) and also the injustice to pupils and parents Where the accommodations are insufficient. The only practical method of conducting tho schools under the present circumstances seems to be to shorten the sessions in the congested districts to half a day each, then letting one set of scholars -occupy the schoolrooms in the morning and/the rest in the afternoon, riris expedient is attended with embarrass ments and difficulties and does not give satisfaction; butj it affords the only reliel until we have more room. "The subject, of additional accommoda tions for the schools' is pressing. The method of meeting the', difficulty by issues of bonds has disadvantage!* till there is great need of buildings) the bonds will not be asked, or if ajkefl, will not be granted. When granted, the money is all received at once and must Vie expended at once; new buildings must, be located, not only with regard to the pre-ent but also for the fu ture: sometitafes the, development is not as anticipated, being either faster or slower, and in either case embarrassment follows. "Anothef.- difficulty with building under tiie bond ;s,s« t s is that when much building is carried on at the same time, it is battler to watch the work properly than but one building at a time were being i/ected. .V method far more economical nnd convenient would bctto provide a build ing fund T)y annual contributions so that enlargements of old. buildings or the con struction of new oris could be as required; in this- way provid/ng always for the loca tions must needing relief, and as they need it, while at the same time allowing that closfj,scrutiny of the work which is impossi ble it a number of buildings be constructed at one time. "The crowded condition of the schools is doubtless somewhat responsible for the large percentage of truancy in our city. According to the census re-port for the year 1806-7, the number of truants was 2450; ac cording to that of 1807-8, the number was lessened to 2086, "Since the reorganisation of the board last January certain improvements have been introduced, including several of great v<ilnc to the schools and the public. Among them are, the noAitication ol teacher! who are unsatisfactory and who must be dropped, of that fact at least a month be fore the close of school, instead of at the close of the term as was 'done last year, so making it too late for the teacher to seek another place; the change in the meth od of making purchase*, by providing that all purchases must be either advertised for, ot if small, posted at the offices of the Softools, so that all dealers have a chance jo bid. thus doing away with the former method of buying from favorite-, without open competition, and perhaps* with some reward to the official purchasing; the ar ranging of a ceremonial according to which the flag in- raised daily in the pre-encc ol the assembled school, by a "color guard" composed of the head pupils of each class tor the last week, the reward for the best lessons and conduct being a place on the "•guard," so that the flag i.- associated in the Aninds of the pupils' with tiie idea of honor ;n being allowed to care for it; the adoption of a rule by which the coloring of the rooms is committed to the superintendent and the special teacher in drawing, with the view of harmonizing colors; the improve ment of many poorly lighted rooms; the arrangement oi a plan by which the eyes oi the children will be inspected and it iouud needing attention the need will be br< Ught to the notice of parents; and the [ further provision that indigent parents may have this examination made without cost, by any of a number of our first ocu lists; and nptin proper showing, they may also receive glasses according to the pre scription, donated by one of the leading op ticians. The work has cost many cities heavily; it will cost us practically nothing; a siehool for deaf mutes, giving them in struction under the latest systems of teach ing, has been opened; while this work is expensive, we have so arranged it that one of the two teachers employed is supported by private contributions, and thus have re stricted the expense of the 'department to only a little more than the average; a night school for girls has also been opened, and has been warmly welcomed; in addition-to those matters;, the board has others in hhnd, among them an arrangement for the/pen ottic inspection of the schools by physicians to detect contagious diseases; this has.been found most valuable where it has been tried, in checking dangerous troubles which some times spread easily and carrry suffering and expense to many homes. "The reports and tables of the deputy su perintendent show that of the entire num ber of pupils in the schools last year 45 per cent were in tho kindergarten and the lirst and second grades; 30.8 per cent in the third, fourth and fifth; 21 per cent in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth; and 3.2 per jent in the high school. These figures mean that out of every five children enter ing the early grades, three end their school days not later than the end of the tiffli year, or at an age of about 11 or 12, and many, of course, before that time. "These children are not only the majority, hut they are the very ones' to whom this schooling is the most vital, since it is their all; the others-—those who continue —have further opportunity and do not suffer so much if the studies'of these early years are ill-i>ui.ted or useless. It is a fair question, therefore, whether the course of study in use. prepared as it has been with the view o[ Subsequent work even up to the univer- i 9 the best. To determine rightly it be necessary to consider before all 'else, what are the needs of the majority especially as those needs to that majority are vital. Does the present course meet those needs? If not, wherein may it be changed with benefit? Can industrial train ing of any kind be substituted? And, since the falling off is common to girls as well as boys, can or should industrial or domestic training be given girls? Is it not possible to teach oven these children some of the fundamental* of hygiene and domestic econ omy In foods, cooking, sewing and dressing, with possibly the result of happier and healthier living and consequently better homes and better citizens, as easily as some of the present branches arc taught them? The problem is a grave one and worthy the serious study of the people! and it is suggested in hope that it may be carefully considered as one of the important educa tional and sociological questions now before the people." The financial statistics give the balance on hand July 1, 18SIS, and belonging to Ihe various funds, as follows: State fund $27,002.(11 County fund 22.942.23 Library fund 579.85 City fund 215.2S Total J50,739.97 Money received from various other sources brought the receipts up to 5490, --860.79. The total disbursements for the year leaves a balance on hand of $47,104.08. A comparative statement of the valua tion of school property for the year shows the city's possession in the matter of edu cational institutions to be worth the sum of 61,181)126, and its bonded indebtedness to $434,306.94. A comparative statement of enrollment, average attendance, etc., shows the total number enrolled to be 10.04S ifl,V>7 males and 10,001 females); number of teachers employed, 408; average number belonging 13,476, and average daily attendance, 14.708. School was maintained for ten months of the year, nnd the comparative cost was as follows: Teachers' salaries, (340,866,66; paid for rents, repairs, etc., $86,386.10; to- | tal, 8246,250.76. The cost per pupil for total current expenses on daily average attend ance was i? 28.05. Of the total number of teachers employed ill were graduates of the state normal school of this city. The total monthly salary paid to all teachers was :>30,11i!. averaging 879,03 each. Ninety-eight pupils were graduated from the high school, making the total number of graduates since IS7I, 770. Superintendent Foshay says: "There should be an election to vote bonds for £350,000 for school buildings. Our people are awakened to the fact, which has been patent to the school department for sonic time, that Los Angeles needs the additional rooms, and arc ready to vote the bonds," and calls attention to the following sugges tive statistics: ISBO ISBB 1898 ! Total number of census' children 3202 10.970 24.760 Number of children bet tween 5 and 17 year 3of age who attended school durlngftheyear 1322 .".100 22.700 Number of children be tween 5 and 17 years of age who did not attend any school during the year 1289 4.",73 2.066 Number of pupils ln the public schools 1734 7,336 21.408 Number of teachers em ployed 28 149 468 Holiday Shoppers and Tourists Chinese and Japanese Art Goods and Cu rios. Wing Hing Wo Co.. 23S S. aprlng st. Latest styles wall paper at A. A. Eck s'.rom's, 324 South Spring street. JOTTINGS Lovers of good driving horses cannot miss 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 nreiv. Maier & Zobelein's lager, fr-sh from their brewery, on draught In all the principal saloons; delivered promptly In bottles or kegs. Office and brewery, 140 Allso street. Telephone 91. New styles of vehicles constantly arriv ing. Be sure and sre them. Hawley, King & Co., corner Broadway and Fifth street. DEATHS ALVOP.D—At the residence of her daugh ter, 242 Nfcrth Hope street. December 11, 1898, Oniric M. Alvord, beloved moth er of Mrs. Ella ."ii. Llnde, aged <ss years. Funeral from 242 North Hope street- Mon day. December 12. IS9B, at 3 oclock p. m. Friends invited. Interment, Santa Paula Cal. If you are an invalid you should drink Fruifon or Fruit Goffee. It nourishes you and makes blood and bone. Prepared in one minute. 80 cups, 2£c. See directions. For sale by all grocers. if Hilton CO., Los Angeles Don't Buy Diamonds Watches Jewelry Silverware Nothing in This Line Till you have seen the beauties at S. CONRADI'S 113 South Spring Street Optician, Watchmaker, Jeweler. Diamond setting a specialty. All repair work guaranteed. Baker Iron Works LOS ANGBIES, CALIFORNIA, KO to NO Buena Vlita Street. Adjoining- S. P. Grounds. Tel 124 Dr/Wong Highly Educated.. Chinese Physician Has practiced medicine seventeen years in Los Angeles among the best class of people, and has the respect and confidence oT all who know him. Pulse diagnosis. Herb treatment. Consultation free. Office and Sanitarium. 713 SOUTH MAIN STREET. Your Sweetheart Is going to get a Christ mas present from —all right, why not give her something that will please you as well as her. A "Music Cabinet is just I the thing. It saves the | music so that when you i get married you not only I have the girl, but music I and Cabinet as well. Now I we have eighty-six differ- I ent Cabinets, running in g price from $7 to ,$2OO. I Come in and see them. Bring your sweetheart in with you. ★★★ BARKER BROS. Furniture, Carpets Draperies 420, 422, 424 S. Spring St. SI? New York Specialists The only physicians In the city that are grad uates of first class medical colleges and have diplomas legally regla> tered who treat diseases of men only. : Cures guaranteed. 25 yrs. experience. 1 230 M S. Main St., Los Angelea «ft Ben=Bey's • \ 7 I» the Most Remarkable , C 't 'M'lW rZ.£±lH tm VCI fl Discovery of this or any j M'f DCIl" I dll Preceding Age .... f> /'"WK'? After using this wonderful remedy nnd testing It* merits on more A fly "Z&lZr than 10,000 men in California aud surrounding States, BEN-VAN Isi«w %VMy~fO offered for sale the first time. Its merits were known years ago. but BEN« XrVl I BEY determined not to place It on the market until it had been thoroughly <J/\ I tested and its wonderful power demonstrated. \\ \ 1 This great remedy was discovered by BEN-BEY while sojourning I \ \ \ in the Sandwich Islands, and was suggested by the wierd story of a Kanaka. \Vsk\ i This is the only remedy known to science which will develop weak \vTf\V and undersized organs. It "has a direct action on the 9exual center and ln\ overcomes prematurity or quickness in twenty days. This remedy will ' stop aUdnstns and losses by night or by day, ana thus cure prostntorrhoca, 3* spermatorrhoea, lost manhood or failing powers. Its action on the nerve craters positively and forever cures nervous debility of every name, form and nature. It will cure imnotencv, whether partial or complete. - , . BrZN-Y AN will vitalize the circulation aud nerves; strengthen debilitated and weakened organs—develop, enlarae and restore them, and thus make a new existence. It also cures leucor rhoeo ami nil forms of Temale weakness. Mv DDVlinunil m on oil This wonder-working remedy can be obtained from the BEN-BEY MEDICAL CO., 2U-215 Nolan S: Smith Building, cor. Second and Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal., *»« Is sola at $2.00 per l>acknr;e. or three for $o.CO, with a genuine guarantee to cure any case. Circulars anU tesj.l, menials free, The Sole Agent for this specific In this city Is : Sale & Son Drug Co., 220 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, Gal. j FLEXIBLE RUBBER I 5 \ DENTAL PLATES ! « Have many advantages over the old, | cumbersome, °""ij ar i 5, rub D er j |j 'jj a fng much lighter and thinner. These ! EXTRACTING FKKK when best plates thicker than heavy writing paper, fit are ordered* ALL our woik iv guarau- closer and adhere better to the roof teed to he the very best. None better of the mouth. Particles of food and can bo M anywhere, no matter how 6mall seeds cannot get under them, much you pay. They will last longer, are stronger Consultation and examination free. than any others, and will not break. IJicly attendant lor ladle, and children as they will give lirst, being flexible. Open evenings and Sunday 1 noons. Dr. Sehlffman's own process and as L-cr . t made ONLY by us. A perfect fit SCnill man Uental t»Oi guaranteed in every case of plate Koornn tit* to ',"<> 107 Norm Spring St. work. The private secretary to a syndicate of Cleveland, Ohio, capitalists, found himself in an alarming state of health, over-work having brought on nervous prostra tion, dyspepsia, insomnia and kindred ailments. " I con cluded," he says, "that either I must get relief by medical treatment, or relief from my work. I purchased a 50 -cent box of Ripans Tabules and beneficial results were felt almost instantaneously. Now, I feel quite my old self again, having by nearly using the second box been entirely freed of the sleepless nights, pain in the back, sluggish liver and circulation and the dyspepsia." A new sty to ponket containing tru humss tardus in a paper carton (wlthoaifrlassl is now for «i> „» orwitorea-lenmßTOm This lov-nrlcsd rort E GSXm tor tho poo -lilXbt "".3 tadSS of the nTe-oen* i-wiom i ISO labuk!« can be tuul ky null by uuidlna- fortT-elebt in 11,-11,'-.»« nS2£S9 MBMatt No. itSprue-Street. NV»,ytrl-or a KS^oatm^^VmSS'SMSS^aSff^ 9 Monday Bargains.. Three extra special values that jwtll be worth your investigation. Choice of onr 75c, KSI.OO and *)Kr $1.25 Turbans, for AWv Odds and ends in Dress Shapes, all colors; grades that were $1.00 and $1.25. Monday... £«JV The "Commodore" dented Crown Sailor, In all colors; a new QQf J1.50 style. Here for only.. SUV Holiday Ribbons This is the only place in town to buy Fancy Work, Ribbons, as sortments and prices considered t 69 69 69 Marvel £& Millinery Co. 241-243 S. Broadway A New Hook, 24» PaueK. Invaluable ta Inval'dT i>y tue POO * wino ukiib co. 1103 South Olive street, Los Angeles, CaL I>B. Li' matf. Dlagrosli and Examination Free. AVOID THE KNIFE For Cancers, Tumors and Malignant Growths. Send for Free Book DR. C. VV. UNGEP, Specialist 107) i N Main Bt, Los Angeles, Cal.