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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.

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