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IN CITY PULPITS
Rev. A. C. BnutbJerpreached in the First
Christian church last upon "The Bible
Doctrine ot Hell Eftt-
Bible Doctrine of ciliated." He said in
Hell Elucidated part: The ministers
of Jesus Christ today
are preaching under the commission'ot t he-
Son of God. Laboring under tins commis
sion, it is the preacher's duty to declare the
whole counsel of God so far as it is revealed
in the word of liod. That Jesus taught t hat
the wicked shall sutler in the future for their
sins is very clearly shown by hint.
The word hell is from the Hebrew word,
Gehenna, from the valley of Hinnon. This
word was used as a symbol ol all that was
vile, degrading, loathsome and terrible, nnd
was applied by Jc-snts to the condition of the
wicked after death. Mo more awful, and
terrible word eouJd have bee n used. Again,
of that condition or destiny .le mis says (Matt.
0:47-48): "It is good for thee to enter the
kingdom of God with one eye, rather than
having two eyes to bet cast into beiU, where
the worm dicth not and the lire is not
qucn cited."
In the story ot the ric-h man anel Lazarus
Jesus speaks of the rich man being "in
hades, and lifting up Ins eyes being in tor
ment"( Luke 16:23), and as saying, 'Tatit
er Abraham, have mercy on me anel tend
Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his linger
in water and 000 l my tongue., for 1 am in
anguish in this name."
Thi?is the language of the Sou of God, who
was the revelation of divine love. Again,
in Matt. 8:11-12, Je sua -ays. "And 1 say unto
you that many shall come from the east
and west anil shall sit down with Abraham
and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of
heaven; but the sons of rhe kingdom shall
be cast forth into outer darkness: there shall
be weeping and wailing and gnashing of
teeth." Th:s is terribly strong language
from the lips of Jesus. This suffering is also
symbolized by a furnace of fire in -Matt.
3:40-00, when Jesus ays, "So shall it be in the
end of the world; the angels shall come
forth anel sever the wicked from among the
righteous and shall cast them into the fur
nace of fire; there shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth." It would hardly be
possible to use stronger language descriptive
of the anguish of the wicked. Then Jesus
says in Matt. 23:41, "Depart from me, ye
cursed, into eternal fire, prepared for the
devil and his angels." The intensity of the
suffering of the unrighteous is here put
upon a par with that of the devil and his h
angels. Jesus not only uses this terrible i
language descriptive of the intensity Of the <
suffering, but he is equally explicit as to the. j
duration of this Buffering, ln the story of j,
the rich man ami Lazarus we find this Inn- i
gunge as descriptive of the unchangeable
destiny of the righteous and the wicked I
(Luke 16:20): "And besiele all this, between j
ns and you there is a great gulf fixed., that j.
they which would pass from hence to you |
may not be able, and that none may pass 1
over from thence to us." This language 1
would indicate thnt there can be no change t
in human destiny after death. With ret-,]
erence to its duration Jesus says, in Mark i
0:48: "Bather than having two eyes to be i
cast into hell, where, tbe worm dieth not . i
and the lire is not quenched." The measure I
in time of their suffering ns here described i
is thnt of unquenchable lire and nn undying , t
worm. 11
Then Jesus says of the wicked that they 1
■hail be sent in to "eternal lite." (Matt, i
811:41). In Matt. 26:46 this language ia found: I
"Anil these shall go into eternal punishment, 1 I
but the righteous into eternal lite." The 11
same word, eternal, is here applied to the 1
duration of tiie wicked that is applied to tlhe t
duration of the righteous. By what logic 1
can it be said that the duration of the ex- 1
istence of the one class shall be greater than I
that of the other'; t
In harmony with (he teaching of the Son , -
of God is I hat of the New Testament writers. 1 1
Paul speaks, of "the revelation ofthe Lorel ' 1
Jesus from heaven with the angels of his |
power in flaming fire, rendering vengeance 1 1
to them that know nnt-Gori ami to them that C
obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus; who i
shall suffer punishment, even eternal de- j
struction from thoface of the Lorel and from j'
tlie glory of his might." Peter speaks of 1
"ihe day of judgment and destruction of un
godly men." 8
In Revelations 21:8 it is said: "But for j r
the fearful nnel unbelieving and abominable 1
and murderers and fornicators and sorcerers '
ami Idolaters and all liars their part shall be '
in the lake that burnetii with tire and brim- '
stone." r
This interpretation of the language of the '
Master has been the one held hy the church '
through all the centuries nnd is that taught '
by the great evangelical denominations of c
today. his hardly possible lhat the church i r
universal could be in error upon tbis vital f
truth of the Christian system.
"To what purpose is this waste?" —Matt. '
xxvi:9—were the words from which Rev. C.
J. K. Jones of the
Wasted Chinch of the Unit} a
Lives based his sermon, the p
subject of which was: j,
"Wasted Lives." fine of the greatest ele- (
terminations of science is the fact that in t_
and throughout nil nature, from dust-mote (
to planet, from insect to man, there is no c
waste- and no destruction of matter, there s
is no los sof force. All that seems so is
change of form and direction. What seem-
waste i> matter re-adapting itself. To the (
thinking man such continual processes of v
incessant birth, struggle to survive anel,].
death throughout the million year- of earth j a
brings sadness of mind and tin- end i- not a
yet. Rather with the increasing years of I
finer brnin and higher lite of social orgnni- J
nation and moral nature, do men increase
their pain nnd sources eif sorrow. |
"If our lives were altogether painless anil j (',
devoid of aspiration ths thirst for knowl- g
edge, the hate of ignorance, the devotion to ..
truth, if they had in them no motive to sel
fishnets, no spirit of generous, sacrifice for |
ether.-, what would life be worth? Better i- t
the eager thirst for knowledge nnd the en- ,
ergy it gives us than the possession of nil the £
secrets which could not inspire a single emo- «
tion of wonder and veneration. Better is t
all the pain anil heroism which all love r
bring! to tender human hearts, A thou- a
Kind times better the suffering nnel need v
that disciplines us to unselfishness than nn l,
unclouded, unbroken happiness that is <|
purely selfish. n
, A ever to be calleel rut of our own nar
row and petty round of thought is to stag
nate, is to suffer mental and moral atrophy <
wnrs-e than death itself. All is not waste
in human lives that seems to be so. Litera
ture is filled with the biographies of noble
men nnd women whose lives have been great
in anil through their mental anil moral he- f
roism. But great as the number is, they >
nre hut as the small dust of the balance to st
the tens of thousands of heroic men und wo- t>
men who in humble nnd unheralded ways b
are loyal to truth, to love, to human needs I
anil to the (liny that lies next to their ham!- h
to do. f
"There is a terrible strain and wasle in t
men's lives through the haste and worry
that comes through the competition of
modern business] life. Social life also is a
source of tremendous waste to the phys
ical and mental forces cf many men and
women who make a sort of business of so
cial functions. There are men nnd women
whose lives seem to utterly fail of any high
mission or great work, and yet to all appear
ances they nre eminently qualified for large
achievements.
"Not hy the noise we make in the world;
not by the fame men accord us, are we to be
judged. Our lives take on value asi they
lire governed by motives of the highest in
tention. What men secretly love and do
makes the value of their lives. Such lives
are never wasted. They are the salt of the
communities in which they live. Tl«rv keep
up the faith in manhood and womanhood,
in goodness and love and all moral whole
'omeness. There is ton much gross materi
alism in ihe popular ideas and speech of our
day. Life is to be measured by its moral
worth and blessing.
"Could the secrets of hearts and thoughts
al! around us be revealed it would he found
thai the world is tilled with moral heroism,
with courage and patience, with sweetness
and light. So, what seems waste is life in
process of development, is life undergoing
refinement, is life pouring out itself upon
others."
"Inspiration" was the subject of Rev.
Burt Kstes Howard's discourse to tho
congregation of th
Inspiration Church of the Cove
nnnt. "Science is ,
•ad iconoclast. The gnm hammer of in
vestigalion breaks many a statin of th
jodswe cherish in our pantheon. Ploddini
back through the dost and debris, taking tb
centuries one by one, research linds tha
the golden age, like the rainbow's foot, re
;edes as we approach it, and finally van
shes into thin air. The road thai led, w
mpposed, into a royal highway, sweepin
past tlie lofty dwelling of some high-sofdet
patriarch, dwindles at last into a tortuou
raw-path that twists its way across thi
lills 10 the dusty tents of a Bedouin sheik
whose morals aro as doubtful as the tradi
;ions that have gathered him in.
Inspiration is not the peculium of i
nyslerious few, exalted abo\e their fellow
md chosen to lie the vehicle ot particula
•evolution; it is the moral state of lull
rrown spiritual manhood. It is the awak
tning of the divinity that slumbers in us all.
inspiration is not the coining of a new spirit
nto flic affairs of men; it is just the percep
ion of tin; eternal spirit of truth v\ Inch has
)cen in the world from the beginning. It
s a thing of spiritual and intellectual mi
ght. It is having eyes to see and ears to
tear what is going on in God's world. The
nspired man is the man with mind and soul
teat enough and crystal-clear enough to
cc beyond the little catch-penny world we
rente out of our own selfishness and ma
erialism into the awful truth of things. I
s of small moment what kind of truth b>
ecs. It is all Cod's truth, and the mat
hn finds a bit of it. somewhere and open
,is life to it and tries to touch his brethrei
cith it i- one of the inspired prophet* of thi
llmighty.
The Inspired man is the man who lets tin
ighest truth he sees have its own way ii
is life. He is the man who is obedient t<
if laws of Hod in the world, just as tin
tiht Hashes and flumes its beneficent glorj
ito the night heaven. The wire has givet
sell up to the law of electricity. So th<
lan in the heart of life who linds some
ruth and gives himself up to it because al
fjiiivcr with tlie energy of that work be
lines its manifested point, is tilled with it
ower and energy. Inspiration is not tc
? rejected because of the medium througt
'inch it comes. To reject it is to quenct
lie spirit. We must not say "The truth
m-t come through this or that channel, oi
will not believe it." We must be intel
dually honest. If any man has ascender 1
le mount and talked with the infinite, o
as met. the Almighty walking amidst ih<
uttering pettiness of our little common
ace affairs, who aie we to lay our profani
iinls upon his lips and bid him be silent
ay, let us rather fall on our faces ant
ray God for hearts pure enough to receive
is message.
There is an old writing in a sacred bool
i.it shvs that the "spirit of a man is thi
indie of the Lord;' - that tbe very soul ol ;
inn was organized for tlie touch of thi
ivine lire upon it. that it. might glow wher
i the world's darkness. It declares that I
nn conies lo be best only ns be becomes j
anifestation point of goodness, and truth
ml justice nnd love in the world. 1
if,ins that through nil of a man.- affairs le
to flame forth a divine glory, thnt 1
in's business, ami pleasure, nnd home
nil all the multiform nnd multiplex life of I
im nre to be lighted up with the man's|
tvn radiant soul, like beacons on the tnoun
iin tops to guide the world to the shining
eights. This is the true inspiration, this
lUch of God that is not the special pri> ilegc
a holy lew, but. Ihe very heritage of all
en, because of their divine manhood. The
ilrit of any man is the candle of the Lord.
At Simpson Tabernacle on Sunday even
i the pastor, Lev. K. A. Healy, preached
on forgiveness, from
Forgiveness Mts ICM3 - n<! sai<l
in part: Peter was
wonderful preacher. Though In his im
•tuosity he declared he would be more
ynl to his Master than all others, yet in
10 hour of severe trial he denied him
nice. Peter was nn example of the
inmph of grace. To I Cornelius, the Roman
intllrion, Peter preached with just tlie
.me fervor ns he did to the crowd on the
ty of Pentecost. Forgiveness implies the
resence of sin nnd the need of pardon
od is our Father above all and he sees
lint is lor our good, and has laid down his
wa for us to obey, and rules of justice to
>vern and guide, ns they are in the dec
ogue.
The law has been broken, but it has never
Sen repealed, or the penalty revoked.
Tinciimb his nnme be thnt seeketh him
mil receive forgiveness of hi- sins; divine
rgiveness is full nnd complete, for the
tvior said, "Not seven, but sevonty times
yen, shall ye forgive. Ye shall call his
inio Jesus, because he shall save bis peo
e from their -mis. To believe in Jesus is
i imbibe his spirit. No man can be for
ven untii he w.uiis forgiveness. .Testis,
icording to the divine plan, made it jmis
ble for us to receive forgiveness for the
ansgression of divine law. Shall we give
ir hearts to him who has offered this free
id full forgiveness for all our sin"? lie
ho will think will realize that it is tbe
isest ingratitude to be indifferent to the
vine forgiveness offered to nil. Mny we
1 seek nnd feel this forgiveness tonight.
Superintendent C. S. Mason of the Pacific
0.-pel union spoke upon the theme, "A
Bountiful Giver." Ev-
A Bountiful very good and perfect
Giver gilt is from above,
ami enmeth clown
om the Father of Light, with whom is no
iriablencss, neither shadow of turning. He
veth to nil life and breath and all things,
r in him we live nnd move and have our
in)!. All temporal blessings he- In stows,
c create s and rccrc ale-. He gives life and
> sustains life. All spiritual blessings come
om above. The in w heart, the new life,
ie new nature, the new name, the new
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 19, 1898
home, the new glory, all the gift of God
through Jesus Christ. The great gift of
salvation, eternal redemption by the Son of
God, was an unspeakable gift; it could not
he expressed in any other way, for God so
loved l the world that he gave his only begot
ten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish but have everlasting life.
The gift of eternal life is redemption from
eternal death; it is a passport from eJcath
unto life, from bell unto heaven. The heav
enly mansion is the gift of the Heav
enly FaiHer to the believing child. Let hell
be what it may, heaven is a prepared place
for a prepared, people. God warns us in re
garel to hell nnd oilers us escape by wny of
the cross, gives us eternal life through Jesus
Christ by simple faith. The simple condi
tion is, receive. The first advent of Jesus
ihe Christ, who can estimate the gift! Life,
light, peace, power, heaven, all the gift of
Hod's love.
David Walk, in the Church of Christ, on
Eighth street, near Central nvenue, read
Jeremiah 32:1 -U,
An Object dwelling particularly
Lesson on the two closing
verses of tbe para
graph ns presenting the saddest nnd most
tragic picture iv the history of the world.
The enel of the once glorious kingdom,
ruled by David nnel Solomon, has been
reached at Inst. Jehcsachkn is already a
prisoner in Babylon, languishing in chains
thirty-seven years.
I From the call of Abraham to the close of
Jthe drama, the love of God is manifest in
seeking to save his chosen. All the father!
earth combined could noi showsuch love.
For more than 1300 years he thus labored
:.» save them from the Inevitable, but to no
pin pose. Ihe nation went from bad to
worse till it was lost in the shadows of
j eternal night. Hut. all this time there was
jno hint of hell. Neither the worel bell nor
the idea of bell occurs in the Old Testament,
j This wns reserved for the lin.il and complete
j manifestation of God's infinite goodness
and love. There is but one thing remain
ing for him to elo, and that is the sacrifice of
his only begotten, his well beloved son. As
this is to be necessarily God's last effort to
save the race, and that for the reason thnt
he can elo nothing more: ns the gift of this
son is the fullest exhibition of love thnt
even God can make.
The consequences of sin must necessarily
be eternal —that is, of sin unrepented and
unforgiven. The sin must be of the same
duration as the soul that sinned and that is
eternal. If bell is limited in duration, so
is heaven, and to paint the anguish of hell,
which is remorse, he employs such meta
phors as tire, brimstone, gnawing worm, etc.
Tho physical extinction of Judah and
Israel as kingdoms is not more complete
than will be the total anel e(t ; rnal anguish
of tbe man in Bible lands who rejects the
Son of God.
At the Universalist church Rev. A. A.
Rice reviewed the last week's sermon of
Rev. David Walk of
Two Views the Church of Christ,
of Hell 0" "Hell." He said,
in brief: As long as
ministers are quietly preaching the love of
Hod there is no call to enter discussion of
differences of the old and the new theology,
but when God's power is minimized and Ins
! divine attributes are called in question by
! redeclaring the dogma of endless misery, our
optimism asserts itself and criticism be
! comes a sacred duty.
Our brother, Rev. David Walk of the
Church of Christ, a week ago made the at
tempt to reconcile his statement that Jesus
taught' "the eternal damnation of the im
penitent soul" with the fact of the "love of
C. il and the brotherly character of Jesus."
I He gives as proof of such reconciliation that
! Jesus taught "eternal damnation;" that he
i taught because of his "unquenchable love;"
and that God is not the creator of hell.
He himself admits that the tendency of
Jesus' teaching is to save men from hell,
1 or, in other wnrels, to do away with endless
misery, and this would indicate that the
only way to make the above reconciliation
is to discard eternal damnation. Jesus' love
also goes to prove that an endless bell is to
be abolished, or, rather, does not exist, and
the statement that "God made hell for no
man" ought to give place to the fact that
I lioel did make a temporary hell in oreser to
save man andi bring him to life.
j Our brother's sermon offers no proof of
such an everlasting condition of humanity
:as he depicts. The question is "Shall man
'' sin forever?" Let him or others show some
proof of the eternity of sin and afterward
| reconcile God's love with such a condition.
jWe await proof.
Universal Brotherhood
H. A. Gibson addressed the Sunday morn
-1 ing rzeering of the Universal Brotherhood
'at Aryan hall, 523 West Fifth street, taking
I for his subject, "That Which Man Seeks."
There are two words which express much.
They are, "embodied consciousness." The
whole universe is but the consciousness oi
tiie absolute embodied. As Carlyle puts it,
the world is but "the garment of God." At
one enel of the polarity of the universe is
light, at the other end life. Every atom in
the universe is lit up by a consciousness of
its own. Its limitation in mutter prevents
its full expression. Still we feel the soul of
the beautiful flower, which in its own limit
ed way speaks tti us, and so throughout na
ture each unit expresses in some manner the
scul within. In man we have the meeting
point of the two forces—involution and evo
lution—and here in the great battle ground.
The meeting of the higher and the lower—
the Geid ard the animal meeting in the na
ture of man makes the fearful struggle. "Oh,
wretched man lhat I am, who shall deliver
me from the bonduge of this death?" ex
claims the Apostle Paul. The American
people are now passing through a transition
period in which we are awaking to the
beauty of moral uprightness andi grandeur.
How we all love to hear of the great deeds
wherein men have for the time being forgot
ten themselves in their devotion to some
great principle It is indeed a wonderful
achievement to completely forget one's per
sona! self in the devotion to a high ideal
and it is worth more in the evolution of man
than any ninountt of work with the usual
self-consciousness in it. All man's endeavor
i- in reality for the perfection of the soul
through experience in earth life.
Sigh for the Sage of Gramercy
A Tllden in the gubernatorial chair would
have cleaned out the canal rats before the
money was all gone.—Troy Press.
JOTTINGS
Lovers of good driving horses cannot
miss It by buying one of our No. 3 Chester
Columbus lluggy Co.'s driving wagons.
They have the fialley hangers, long-dis
tance axles and quick-shifting shaft coup
lings. Hawley, King & Co.
Oar Home Brew.
Maier & Zobeleln's lager, fresh from their
brewery, on draught in all the principal
saloons; delivered promptly In bottles or
Kegs. Office and brewery, 440 Allso street.
Telephone 91.
New styles of vehicles constantly arriv
ing, lie sure and see them. Hawiey, King
& Co., corner Broadway and Fifth street.
STREET WORK FINISHED
OVER TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY
THOUSAND EXPENDED
STREET SUPT. DRAIN'S REPORT
A Big Department and the Business It
Has Transacted—Leaking Fire
Hydrants Cause a Nuisance
Street Superintendent Drain yesterday
completed his annual report embracing the
year from November 30, 180", to November
30, 1898, which will be presented to the
council today. The document is quite vol
uminous, comprising tabulated statements
showing in detail the receipts and expendi
tures of the office, the number of permits
issued for street work, the streets im
proved during the year under the bond and
Vrooman acts and the cost, etc. Alto
gether an exceptional showing is made, ln
introducing his l report .Mr. Drain says.:
lt is a source of gratification to me to
note that many of the recommendations
contained in my report of a year ago have
met with the approval of your honorable
body and that the same are at the present
nine being carried out. This' is true in the
case of the transfer to the street department
the care of the street sweeping, sweeping
tl.e business district by hand, which will
be commenced about the 20th day of the
present month, the construction of cross
walks throughout the city, the location of
street signs, which has been about com
pleted, and many other matters which were
of vital importance to the welfare of "good
streets."
The matter of leaking tire hydrants is still
causing much annoyance and is l the cause
of much expense to the city. The nuisance
this matter is creating can be readily seen
along the line oi South Main street, where
the west gutter is continually lilting up with
a slimy substance, neither good for health
nor appearances. I sincerely hope you will
see the importance of making some provis
ion for the repair and maintenance of the
hydrants throughout the city.
I wish to call your attention to the mat
ter of the construction of a culvert under
the tracks of the Los Angeles Traction com
pany at Third and Spring streets, ordered
by you. 1 have duly completed this work,
alter giving notice to said company to com
ply with the instructions of your honorable
body; 1 have also paved th» intersection of
Third and Spring streets on the railroad
company's right of way and placed a cul
vert under the tracks of the Traction com
pany at Fifth street aud Central avenue,
bills for which have been rendered said com
pany, as per your instructions. No atten
tion has been paid to my demands lor the
payment of the same and I have this week
sent copies of the same to you for such ac
tion as you may deem necessary.
The receipts of the office are shown to
have been $2049.20 from bonded sewer as
sessments, $5058.43 from engineers' fees,
and $3054.27 from printing fees, a total of
$10,101.90.
There is on file city treasurer's* receipt No.
0147 for 5288.10, being received from the Los
Angeles Traction company for the construc
tion of a culvert under their tracks at Third
and Main streets, ln addition to the above
there has been collected the sum of $110.14,
being for the printing and posting of public
notices for the opening and widening of
streets.
The total expenditures of the office have
been $102,752.92. Of the $4000 appropriation
made by council for erecting new street
signs, $3728 has been expended, leaving a
balance cf $271.25.
For printing and posting street notices
$1544.34 has been expended, but the money
was returned to the city in the shape of
printing fees. Excavation permits brought
in a deposit of $63,320 during the year; build
ing permits $4350 and sidewalk permits
$3772. This money is required from persons
who excavate or build as a guarantee that
the law will in all respects be complied with.
All such funds deposited are returned upon
a satisfactory compliance with regulations,
there remaining only $2772 yet outstanding.
L'neler the bond act thirty-seven streets
or portions thereof are shown to have been
improved at a cost of $153,475.99. l'neler
the Vrooman act seventy-five streets, por
tions of streets and intersections have been
improved, costing $109,018.18, making a total
of $262,494.17 spent in street improvement
in the year just passed.
Broke His Arm
Willie Heine, second son of Ferel'inand
Mcine, the well known musician, broke his
BORN
ROWAN—To Mr. and Mrs. Byron T. Row
an. December 17th, a daughter.
WOOD—To Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Wood,
215 West Thirty-third street, a son.
DEATHS
KIRBY—In Stent, Tuolumne county, Cal.,
December 14, 1898, James P., beloved
husband of Minnie Klrhy and son-in
law of J. H. Meyer of 640 South Hope)
street (this city), a native of Missouri,
aged 40 years. Also at Stent, on De
cember 17th, Margaret E., beloved
daughter of Mrs. Minnie Kirby, aged
6 months.
Funeral from the cathedral of St. Vlbi
ana, Tuesday, December 20th, at 10 a. m.
Interment, New Calvary cemetery.
BREEN— In this city, December 17th, An
thony Breen, a native of Ireland, aged
43 years.
Funeral from his late residence, 712 Ban
ning street, Monday, December 19th, at 8:45
a. m., thence to the Cathedral of St. Vlbi
ana, where services will be held, commenc
ing at 9 a. m.
Chicago papers please copy.
MAXEY—In this city, December 18th, Wil
liam T. Maxey, a native of Ireland,
aged 64 years.
Funeral from the parlor.? of Robert Sharp
& Co., 751 South Spring street, thence to the
cathedral, where reepielm mass will be cele
brated at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday. Friends and
acquaintances Invited. AH members of the
Exempt Fireman's association requested
to be present.
LYNCH—At Whittier, Cal., Decsmbfr 17th,
Agnes M., beloved wife of A. E. L-mch.
Funeral from Whittier Catholic church
Monday, December 19th, at 10 a. m.
Frm-ton
In good times a man often takes
a drink for joy. In hard times he
drinks to drown his sorrows. Whether
times are good or bad, drink Frui-ton.
lt aids digestion, keeps you feeling
well and consequently in good spirits.
Most nourishing, most healthful, most
economical. Prepared in one minute.
80 to 100 cups, 25c.
FrUi-tOn CO. Los Angeles,Cal.
A Few Optical Suggestions
—For the Holidays
Opera Glasses A full line ln Black, Pearl, Aluminum and Patent Lorgnette Styles; 53.00-J35.00.
Opera Glass Holders To match any style opera glasses; $2.50—57.00.
Lorgnettes A full line in Shell, Imitation Shell, Solid Silver and Qold-Fillcd; $3.00—515.00.
Kodaks A full line of genuine Eastman Kodaks; $5.00—535.00. Catalogues mailed free.
Cameras A full line of the celebrated Ray Cameras; $2.50 to $30.00. Catalogues mailed free.
Field GIaSSeS A full Mne of Field Glasses In all »tyl«ni $5.00—575.00. We also carry the new Trteder
MicrOSCOpeS A f -^no ne> from the smallest pocket microscope to the most complete styles; 50c
Readers A full line, With ntckel-plated rims, with gold-plated rims, with solid silver rims;
Th»riilAm»r»t>a A full line of rocket, Household. Physicians', Fancy, Nickeled, Gold-Plated, Carved
iiici lIIUIIICICIS Wood Thermometers, In all possible deslg ns and styles; 50c to $10.00.
DarOmeterS $5 00 U '' " ( A,noro ' ( * aml Mercurial Uarometers. In all qualities and styles'of cases;
MagiC Lanterns A fu " " n « for >'°ung and old; $1.00 to $35.00. Also Extra Slides ln stock.
Electric ToySp A ' v " " ne to °'* rref > c t0 describe here
Steam Toys, Mechanical Toys At Prices Within the Reach of All
And, last but not least, a magnificent line of
Solid Gold Spectacle Frames Solid Gold Eye-Glass Frames
Gold Filled Spectacle Frames Gold Filled Eye-Glass Frames
Aurocone Spectacles Chatelain Spectacle Cases
Eye-Glass Chains
We recommend to the careful consideration of the buying public our unmatched facilities for purchasing above
lines direct from the manufacturers. We further beg to call attention to our complete optical establishment,
for testing the sight, for grinding the lenses and for attending to you and your friends' wants in Spectacles or
Eye Glasses. We guarantee to refit without charge glasses intended for Christmas gifts.
MAIL ORDERS RECEIVE IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
O
S. Q. MARSHUTZ Manufacturing: Optician
245 South Spring Street, Los Angeles
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arm a day or two ago while playing with
some companions on the hills in the west
part of the city. They were all in a bunch
on the ground and when they were separat
ed, young Meine, who was one of the small
est boys in the lot, was found to have sus
tained very serious injuries. Loth bones of
the left forearm were broken, and the end
of one was found to protrude from tbe flesh
when his clothing was removed. Happily,
amputation was avoided, and the boy, who
has been in bed since the accident, is rapdi
ly recovering from the nervous shock. He
is a very good pianist and it is hoped no
permanent impairment of his powers will
be occasioned by his accident.
No Leap Year Until 1904
Tlie familiar rule that leap year is every
calendar year with a number divisible By
four will be broken in 1900, which fact neeel
not be regarded as an indication that even
then it will be time for a change. This
ru'ie of the almanac may account for the
proverbial activity of the new woman at
the close of every century. Then there is
no leap year for eight years. February,
190.1, will have but twenty-eight days, tbe
extra day not appearing from 18'JG to 1904.
Centenary velars are not leap years. That
year will be broken in the leap year 2000,
when the interruption may be regarded as
an indication that it is time for a change.
Centenary years divisible by 400 are leap
years, consequently there were twenty-nine
days in February, 1000, and the same num
ber of clays will be given to February, 2000,
and again to 2400. The object of this rule is
to make the calendar year coincide with the
solar year.—London Answers.
| CHRISTMAS I
i SALE 1
I Trimmed Hats 1
♦♦♦♦♦♦ 5F
2j No woman need be without
S a handsome hat on the great 3?
11=5 day of days. Today we in- !g
15 augurate a Special Sale of
Trimmed Hnts that simply 3^
g! outclasses every previous «*r
*5 effort of the season. Reduced JJ?
3g prices thus: «C
5 $15.00 Hats for $9.00 %_
10.00 Hats for 685 £
S 8.00 Hats for 5.50 it
H5 7.00 Hats for 4.75 SE
6.00 Hats for 4.00 &
3 5.00 Hats for 3.50 2F
*5 4.00 Hats for 2.85 2=
g 3.00 Hats for 1.95 g
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I WONDER MILLINERY. I
MEYER BROS., 3?
3J Successors to Lud Zobcl & Co., JC
5 219 South Spring Street ?J=
OLDEST AND I.AIiUtST BAN K. IN SOUTHERN CALLt'OU.MA
pARMERS AND MERCHANTS, BANK OF LOS ANGELES, CAL
Capital paid up 8500,000.00
Surplus and reserve $925,000.00
I. W. HELLMAN, President. H. W. HELLMAN, Vlce-Pres.; H. J. FLEIBB>
MAN, Cashier; O. HEIMAN. Assistant Cashier. Directors—ll. W. PERRY, O. W.
CHILDS. J. F. FRANCIS, C. E. TIIOM, I. W. HELLMAN, JR., H. W. HELLMAN,
A. GLASSEL, I. N. VAN NUYS, I. W. HELLMAN.
Special Collection Department. Correspondence Invited. Our Safety Deposit De
portment offers to the public sates for rant ln Its new Fire and Burglar-Proof Vault,
which Is the strongest, best guarded and best lighted ln tbe city.
THE NATIONAL BANK OB CALIFORNIA
At Los Angeles,
Capital and Profits, $270,000.00
OFFICERS DIRECTORS
S. C. HUBBELL President 8- C. HUBBELL, T. E. NEWLIN, O. H.
O. H. CHURCHILL Vice President CHURCHILL. J. M. C. MARBLE. O. t
j R pisnmiPN Vies .President JOHNSON, J. E. FISHBUKN. W. S D 8
J. E. FISHBURN Vice president VAN, CHAS. MONROE, N.W. STOWELL,
A. HADLEY Cashier FRED O. JOHNSON. JOHN E. MARL!LB,
R. I. ROGERS Assistant Cashier A. HADLEY.
l_OS ANGELES NATIONAL BANK
United States Depository
CAPITAL $500,000.00 SURPLUS $50,000.09
TOTAL ~ t»0,000.00
VV. C. PATTERSON President w. D. WOOLWINE Cashier
WARREN GILLELEN...Vice President E. W. Coe and R. W. Kenney, Ass't Cash'ra
DIRECTORS
W. C. Patterson, Warren Glllelen, P. M. Grten, E. P. Johnson, Wm. M Van
Dyke, W. C. Brown, L. C. McKeeby. F. P. Flint.
This bank has no deposits ot either the county or city treasurer, and therefor*
no preferred creditors.
gECURITY SAVINGS BANK
Corner main and Second Streets
OFFICERS * ! DIRECTORS
' H.W. Hellman, J. F. Sartorl.W. L. Graves,
J. F. SARTORI President H. J. Fleishman, C. A. Shaw, F. O. John*
UAURICE 9. HELLMAN. Vice President son, J. H. Shankland. J. A. Graves, M. U
W. D. LONGYEAR Cashier Fleming. M. S. Hellman, W. D. Longyear.
Interest paid an term and ordinary rienoolts
Honey loaned on first-class real estato
piRST NATIONAL BANK OF LOS ANGELES
Capital Stock $400,000 Surplus and undivided profits over $260,001
J. M. ELLIOTT t President W. G. KERCKHOFF Vice President
FRANK A GIBSON Cashier W. T. S. HAMMOND....Assistant Cashlsl
DIRECTORS—J. M. EU'ott. J. D. Blckneil, F. Q. Story, H. Jevne, J. D. Hooker,
J. C. Drake, Wm. G. Kerckholt.
No public funds or other preferred depos Us received st this bank.
SAVINGS BANK
Capital paid up 8100,000
Junction ot Main, Spring and Temple streets (Temple block), Los Angels*.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS—T. L. Duque, President; I. N. Van Nuys, VlOt
President; B. V. Duque, Cashier; H. W. Hellman, Kaspare Kohn, H. W. O'Melvsny,
J. B. Lankershlns, O. T. Johnson, Aba Haas, W. G. Keickhoff.
Money loaned on r./M estate. Interest paid os term nnd ordinary deposits.
jjos _ bXnk ~
230 North Main Street
J. E. Plater, President; H. W. Hellman, Vice President; W. M. Caswell, Cashier.
Directors—l. W. Hellman, J, E. Plater, H. W. Hellman, I. W. Hellman, Jr., W. M.
Caswell.
Interest paid on deposits. Money to lo an on flint class real estate.
QERMAN- AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK
Paid Up Capital and Profits 8150,000.
COR. MAIN AND FIRST STS. Victor Ponet. President; L. W. Bllnn and C. N.
Flint, Vice Presidents; M. N. Avery, Ca-hler; P. F. Schumacher, Assistant Cashier.
Interest paid on deposits. Money loaned on real estate.
gOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SAVINGS BANK
152 North Spring St. Interest Faid on Deposits
DIRECTORS—J. H. Braly, J. M. Elliott, tt Jevne, Frank A. Gibson, Simon Maier,
D. Woolwlne, W. C. Patterson. Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GRAIN AND STOCK COMPANY
212 1-2 South Spring Street New York and Chicago Markets
Direct Wires. References:
Quickest Service. National Bank of California.
Telephone Main 942. Los Ange'es National Bank.
MARGIN ACCOUNTS SOLICITED. COMMISSIONS FAITHFULLY EXECUTED
Dally report mailed upon application. F. P. BURCH. Cashier.
illsl cc & I ntl<r Bookbinders and . . .
Uldfea Ct LUIIg Blank Book Manufacturers
213-215 NEW HIOH ST. Los Angels* "
L h w Crystal Palace
... IS NOW OPEN . . .
Meyberg Bros. 343-345 s. spring st
OR. WHITE'S DISPENSARY
m A 128 NORTH MAIN jgLigj
Isiii&L ■ L) * seases °f MEN only.
II Klood, Skin, Kltlneyn, Veins.
WValt m.'ssi-s, I' nouk U'i«
ehurtfCH- Foci low. Oulcli
'\sj**fan™ Cures, Cal. or write
<JR> WHITE, 128 N.MAIN. LOS A96ELES. CAL

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