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ONE THOUSAND MEN
To Be Given Work, Says
On the Los Angeles and Ter
The Council Will Grant the Fran
chise Asked For.
An Informal Meeting of the Council Yes
terday—A Conference With tha
Railroad Offlcials-The Fran
chise to Be Granted.
Since the last meeting of the council,
when the majority of that body insisted
upon such terms, in the matter of the
petition of the Los Angeles Terminal
railway company for a franchise for a
right of way into the city, as to cause
the applicants to withdraw their peti
tion in disgust, an immense amount of
pressure has been brought to bear upon
the rive refractory members, with the
view of causing them to reconsider their
action. Such was the unanimity of pub
lic opinion with regard to the matter,
that the councilmen who bad been so
anxious to consider the rights of their
constituents on Monday last, found
themselves in an exceedingly unpleas
ant situation, and they at once cast
about for a means of extricating them
selves from the difficulty in as dignified
a manner as possible.
With this end in view an informal
conference was held in' the mayor's of
fice yesterday afternoon with the repre
sentatives of the railway company, for
the purpose of reconsidering the various
provisions of the franchise asked for.
There were present on behalf of the city :
Mayor Hazard, Councilmen McLain,
Bonsall, Frankenfield, Shafer, Hamil
ton, and Brown, and City Engineer
Fred. Eaton, while the company was
represented by Messrs. 11. T. Lee, T. B.
Burnett, W. H. Workman, and several
other well known gentlemen.
After going over each section of the
franchise individually, the matter was
finally amicably adjusted, the company
making a number of concessions of a
minor nature, and the city on the other
hand agreeing to withdraw the objec
tionable last section, and granting the
petitioners an exclusive right of way,
60 feet wide; reserving the right and
land sufficient, however, to grant to other
companies who may apply for a l ight of
way,.the privilege of paralleling the
track of the company-
The following clause was insisted
upon by the council, and finally signed
on behalf of the Terminal Kail way com
pany by T. B. Burnett:
The company agrees to authorize the
city engineer to proceed immediately to
repair and construct that poition of the
levee between Hoff and Kuhrts streets,
and to pay the expenses of the same,
and also that portion between Aliso and
Macy streets, or the company will im
mediately repair and construct the
same under the direction of tbe city en
The matter having been satisfactorily
arranged to suit both parties, the coun
cil decided to call a special meeting for
10 o'clock this morning, when the mod
ified franchise will in all probability
be adopted. The company promises to
commence work at once.
Ex-Mayor W. H. Workman was seen
by a Herald reporter after the confer
ence, and he stated that, "as soon as we
get the franchiae we will commence
active operations. We will put a thou
sand men at work, and run four steam
pile drivers building the levee, and will
push construction on to Rattlesnake
island as fast as possible."
"Will you build east ?"
"Well, of course. Which way? We
are not ready to answer that yet, but
you will see a railroad completed before
you know it."
Recommendations Made at Yesterday's
Meeting of the Board.
The board of public works met yes
terday morning in regular session, "and
prepared the following report, which
will be presented to the council at its
On petition of R. Verch and protest in
regard to sidewalking Flower street from
Seventh to Washington, the residents
were requested to appear before the
board next Friday.
The board recommends that the ordin
ance to pave intersection of Broadway
and alley between Fifth and Sixth streets
The board again respectfully calls your
attention to the condition of Main street
between First and Third, and requests
that something be done looking to its
On ordinance of intention to sidewalk
Aliso street, between Los Angeles and
Alameda streets, the board states
that the sidewalks cannot be laid until
the grade is changed to conform with the
grade ot Los Angeles street; it is there
fore recommended that the ordinance be
withheld and the city engineer be in
structed to present an ordinance to es
tablish the grade.
The board recommend that action on
the accompanying ordinance ordering
the work of grading Eleventh street, be
tween Hope and Pearl, be postponed for
On petition of R. T. White et al., ask
ing that Twenty-first street be graded,
the board recommend the same be
On petition of G. Tononi, asking to
have Walters street paved between New
High and Upper Main, the board r#bon>
mend the same be referred to the dis
On petition of Maier & Zobelein ask
ing to be allowed to lay a two-inch pipe
on Commercial street from the Santa Fe
tracks to their brewery, the board rec
omtnendjthat the same be granted.
On petition of Mary A. Carey claiming
Highest of all in leavening Power.—U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
TIIE LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1890.
damages by reason of the proposed re
grading ot "Temple street, the board rec
ommend the same be filed with the
The board recommend tbat the ordi
nance ordering the grading of Hope
street, between Seventeenth and Eig
teenth streets, be passed.
On resolution of Mr. Brown, asking
that Alameda street be repaired be
tween First and Seventh, the board can
see no reason why Alameda street
should not be graded by the abutting
property the same as other streets.
On petition of Mary Forman, owning
a majority of the frontage and asking
that the north side of Pico street, be
tween Pearl and Sentous, be sidewalked
with asphalt six feet wide, the board
recommend the same be granted.
On petition of M. Solano et al., asking
that the location of the proposed foot
bridge across the Southern Pacific track
from Buena Vista to San Fernando
streets be changed to Solano avenue,
the board recommend the same be
The Club Receives a Letter From
The Jackson Democratic club held a
meeting on Monday evening with Presi
| dent Joseph Mesmer in the chair,
j The meeting, as usual, was well at-
I tended, and fifteen new members were
elected and a number of applicants were
| proposed and referred to the member
i ship committee. The membership of
the club is now close on to (300 members.
A committee on primaries and elec
tions reported progress and that seven
of the principal clubs had voted for the
calling of primary elections under the
state law, and that only two clubs were
The following letter from Mayor Pond
To Joseph Mesmer, Esq, president of the Jackson
Dear Sir:—l am more than pleased with the
encouraging reports you and other friends in
the South'send nu ol our prospect, lie sure,
"we will keep our end up" here. From all ac
counts, your whole town must have joined some
political club. Your "Jackson Club" with
about 000 members exceeds in numbers any
club that I have heard of in the state. All my
information shows that it is composed of the
best and most reputable citizens of Log Angeles,
and all alive, active ami enthusiastic Demo
crats. Very truly yours, E. B. Pond.
The letter was received with three
hearty cheers for E. B. Pond, the next
gmernor of the state of California. His
photograph, and that of Hon. R. F. Del
Valle, will be enlarged to life size, and
will, as soon as finished, adorn the walls
of the Jackson club.
The following committee, to confer
with other clubs in regard to reception of
Mayor E.B. Pond and Hon. R. F. Del
Valle, was appointed: B. 0. Wier, Cal
vin Edgerton, A. J. King, Charlea Goll
mer, W. L. Price, to which w;asradded
The meeting adjourned to meet next
Monday evening at 8 o'clock, at the Al
liance club rooms, in the Downey block.
Too Drunk to Know What He Was
Bernardo Guillemarchand, alias Goyat
Belzar. a Basque tdieepherder, appeared
before Justice P. E. King, sitting for
Justice Lockwood, yesterday, for trial
upon the charge of battery.
The complainant, a sixteen-year-old
girl named Annie Arnaelsteen, stated
that on August 28th last she was wash
ing dishes in tbe kitchen of Mrs. Loge's
lodging house on the corner of Alameda
and Ducommon streets, when the de
fendant came in and offered to assist
her. She refused his help and he sat
down and watched her for a few min
utes, until she went out into the back
yard, when the defendant followed her,
and as she passed a wood pile, grabbed
her and threw her down. He then
choked her, in order to prevent her
from screaming, but she managed to
make herself heard, and as some one
came from the house to her assist
ance, the defendant got up and left
The defendant admitted having
caught hold of the girl's arms while he
was drunk, but did not know what he
did it for, and on this showing the court
found him guilty as charged. Major
Bell, the defendant's attorney, vigor
ously objected to the judgment of the
court, and moved for a new trial, but
this motion was promptly overruled,
and the defendant fined in the sum
THE COLT DIED
And Its Owner Blamed the Veterinary
A peculiar case was on trial yesterday
Shaw's court in the hear
ing of Smith vs. Biankington et al.
Mr. Smith once owned a colt, and he
employed a firm of veterinary surgeons,
Biankington and Pierce, to operate on it
for a fee of three dollars. The colt died,
whether as a result of the operation or
not the court was called upon to decide,
as Mr, Smith sued the surgeons for its
value, alleging malpractice on their
part. The theory of the defense was
that the animal died from causes out
side of the operation. A number of vets
were heard as experts.
The Celebrated Dunlap Hats.
All over the fashionable world, Satur
day, September 6th, is the set opening
day for the fall styles of the celebrated
There will be a great rush on the part
of men who desire to maintain their
reputation as well dressed men to secure
one of these fashionable tiles. No man
can expect to «rank as strictly well
dressed who has not a hat of t his famous
maker. The sale agent for their sale in
this city is D, Desmond, the hatter, 102
North Spring street, in the Los Angeles
National Dank building. All the latest
styles may be found there and at the
same price as in the east. A big rush
inav be expected there on "opening
Marriage Licenses. ,
Marriage licenses were issued yester
day to tbe following persons:
Frederick Holiings worth, a native of
lowa, 22 years of age, to Lizzie Firsick,
27, Indiana ; both residents of this city.
Richard Williams, 34, Germany, to
Librada Gerson, SO, Mexico; both resi
dents of this city.
WHO IS HE?
Aii Embezzler Formerly In
the Collector's Office.
Collector Piatt Refuses to An
: iiounce His Name.
: An Employe of the Office Who Was
Short In His Cash.
Mr. Piatt Admits the Truth of the Story—
But Refuses to Give Any Particu
lars—That Receipt Matter.
; County Tax Collector Piatt has bal
anced his accounts, or had them bal
lanced for him yesterday.
His shortage was $537. and Mr. Alder
son and Mr. Field, both bondsmen for
Mr. Piatt, deposited their checks for the
amount, which settled the account Up
' ' to September first.
Mr. Piatt, to a Herald reporter yes
terday, made a statement regarding this
shortage. He said it occurred in Jan
uary, February and March last, and was
the result of the shortcomings of an em
ployee, a subordinate. Mr. Piatt refused
to give the man's name, or state how
the shortage occurred; he did say that
the man had not been employed in the
office since March last. He said noth
[ ing could induce him to dis
close the delaulter's identity, for
I they were friends. The reporter repre
| sented to Mr. Plat:, that if these state
ments were facts, it was wrong to fur
j ther shield the man who had embezzled
tbe money, as he had committed a
| crime, but Mr. Piatt firmly stuck to his
| resolution not to say anything more
! about the matter, save to admit in a
i general way that the story was true.
Mr. Piatt strenuously denied that be
I had taken a receipt on Thursday by force
j from the office of the county treasurer.
"I went there," he said, "and made my
[ deposit, and the young man there
j pushed a receipt to me through the
cashier's window. The receipt lay there
I for ten minutes while we were talking,
I and as I went out I picked it up and put
|it in my pocket. There was nothing
like force used in any way."
So the matter rests.
WITHIN AN INCH OF HIS LIFE.
Dan Freeman's Escape From a Mur
At three o'clock yesterday afternoon,
i John Thomas, a laborer, formerly in the
employ of Dan Freeman, at his Centi
nela-Inglewood ranch, called at the of
fice of that gentleman, in the Burdick
block, and asked to see him. Mr. Free
man, on hearing his name, at once ad
vanced towards him and proffered his
hand in welcome, but Thomas refused
to accept it, and announced in a matter
of fact way that he had come from
Texas to kill his former employer or be
killed by him. Although the man put
his right hand on his breeches pocket in
a threatening manner, Mr. Freeman in
vited him into his private office
and proceeded to talk the matter
1 over. He discovered that the
| fellow was either demented or
j suffering from some temporary m,ent«J
| derangement, as after talking to him
i for about five minutes, the would-be as
j sassin still insisted that he would settle
i the matter by killing his chosen victim.
He refused to explain his grievance
j against Mr. Freeman beyond the fact
I that he couldn't stand that gentleman's
I "scientific racket." After an unsuccesg-
Iml attempt to reach the door and make
j his escape, Mr. Freeman resolved upon
j strategy, and while he talked to his un
j relenting visitor he wrote a note request
! ing that a policeman be summoned as
hastily as possible. Calling upon his
; bookkeeper, he handed the note to
j him, and continued his conversation
j with Thomas, who was still endeavoring
Ito pull a pistol from his pocket in a
nervous manner. Finally Officer Huston
: entered the room and pinioned Thomas'
i arms, while Mr. Freeman disarmed him.
\ The hammer of the weapon, which was
!an immense Colts' revolver, had caught
!in the lining of the fellow's pocket,
I hence his trouble in drawing it. He
was taken to the police station and
locked up on the charge of carrying a
i concealed weapon. Had it not been for
tbe accidental entanglement of the
lining of Thomas' pocket with the ham-
I mer of his pistol, it is very probable that
he would have drawn the weapon as
soon as he saw Mr. Freeman, and the re
sult of his peculiar idiosyncracy cAimot
LOTTERY TICKET SELLERS.
Miss Ferner Pleads Guilty, the Others
Elias Cohn, Max Harris, Max Both,
Max Kaufman, A. B. Greenwajd,
8. Wolfstein, B. Sanders and Miss
Lena Ferner appeared before Po
lice Judge Austin yegterday, to
plead to the charge of selling lottery
tickets. All but Miss Ferner entered de
murrers to the complaints against them,
on the grounds that the court had no
jurisdiction of their persons or over the
subject matter of the' offense charged in
the complaints, because there was no
enactment of law creating a police court
in the city of Los Angeles, except the so
called Whitney act, approved March 18,
1885, and said act only becomes applica
ble to said city when it shall be deter
mined tbat said city contains 30,000
inhabitants, and such has never
been had; and further that
the facts stated do not constitute a pub
lic offense. These demurrers having
been overruled by the court, each of the
seven defendants moved for a change of
venue, on the ground that the court was
prejudiced and biased against him, and
this also was denied. Nothing re
mained, therefore, but tor the defend
ants to plead, and all entered pleas of
not guilty, whereupon they were or
dered to appear for trial on the 18th
Miss Fernerentered her plea of guilty,
and her attorney, Major Bell, addressed
the court on her behalf. He stated that
the defendant was a school girl and was
merely attending the store for a few
moments for her mother, and that when
the detective entered and asked to pur
chase the ticket, which was lying in
the show case, she not knowing the
right or wrong of the matter, sold it to
him. He closed by agking the court to
deal leniently with the young defend
ant. The court, after being assured that
this would be the last time such a
thing would happen, fined Miss Ferner
$15, which was paid.
The Oakum Wa» Lost.
At 11 o'clock yesterday morning an
alarm of fire was rung in from box 12,
to* n blaze at the new Sixteenth street
j school house. The department retfbltim.'
Ed, but fortunately its services were not
required, the fire being an insignificant
one. A plumber, while at work in one
of the rooms, accidentally placed his
portable furnace near a bale of loose
oakum, which was at once ignited and
flared up in an alarming fashion. No
i damage ensued, with the exception of
J the loss of the oakum.
A MISERABLE TRICK.
It Acts as a Boomerang on the Smart
A few days ago a gentleman of this
city, an old soldier and a member of a
', <i. A. R. post in this city, received the
! following postal card:
Los Anoki.es. Cat, Aug. 13th, 1890.
Com hade: You are requested to attend
meeting of Ex-Union Soldiers anil .Sailors
at G. A. R. Hall, 012 South Spring street,
on Monday evening, August 18th, at
7.30. Information of vital interest to Veteransl
will be furnished. Bring this card with you, as
it will be your ticket of admission, "l'lease
sign your name and address at the bottom of
Duly the citizen pat in an appearance
with an old soldier friend. The person
who received the card is a straight out
] Republican and his friend is a Democrat.
I They had no idea that there was a polit
ical snake in the grass lurking under so
seemingly innocent and patriotic
an invitation. But they were
soon disillusioned on this head.
Hardly had the meeting been
j called to order than its real object
came to the surface,and the victim of the
! trick found himself in the very center
of a political club, a regiment of viru
lent Republicans all enlisted for the
war, and fully convinced that all is fair
in war whatever may be the caße in
love. The recipient of the card, burn
ing with indignation, but not wishing
to make himself conspicuous, endured
until the meeting broke up, and then
departed quietly with his friend. A
few days after he received the following
Dear Sir and Comrade: Your appli
cation for membership in the S. and S.
L., has received favorable consideration,
and you are requested to be present at (L A. R.
Hall, 812 South Spring street. Monday eve-, Sept.
Ist., for muster. Bring your discharge, pension
certificate or certificate of service.
Yours for O. C. andO. C,
A. W. Patton, Sec. Council No. 3.
Now, he had made no application for
membership in this delectable league,
and would not join it for any considera
tion. He said to a Herald reporter, in
discussing the matter: "I am a Repub
lican and shall as usual vote my ticket,
and for that reason I would not coun
tenance any such miserable trickery as
that is. I believe in open, honorable
warfare, and abhor political bushwhack
ing in Los Angeles in 18 ( .»0 as much as I
did the real article in Kansas nearly
thirty years ago."
There is a host of men who share these
Reported to be in a Sad Condition at
A private telegram was received in
this city last evening stating that Frank
Oakley a well known newspaperman here
was at the Needles in a condition of
aberration, and that his friends should
be notified. Mr. Oakley is an accom
plished newspaper man who has long
been resident here, and who has at var
ious times been on the staff of every
paper in the city. He has lately been
involved in some personal matters which
have been a source of great mental anx
iety to him. and which led to his leaving
the city. When be departed on last
Monday he gave Tucson as his desti
nation. Any of his friends who may
desire to interest themselves in him,
should address Editor Bootli of the
HON. W. W. BOWERS
Given a Reception By a Republican
The Young Men's Republican club, at
the rooms of the County Republican
club, last night gave a reception to Hon.
W. W. Bowers, the Republican nominee
for congress from this district. Mr.
Bowers and Hervey Lindley, Mayor
Hazard, Col. C. C. Allen, Judge Havnes,
W. H. Thomas, Judge B. N. Smith,
Judge Carpenter, Colonel Budlong, of
Fresno, John M. Lucas and A. G. Gas
son, of San Diego, and others made
speeches. There was a strong attempt
made to allay all the local jealous}'of
the friends of tbe two defeated candi
dates, Mr. Hervey Lindley, of this city,
and Dr. Rowell, of Fresno.
Maket many lives miserable, and often leads te
lelf-destructlon. Distress after eating, sick head
ache, heartburn, sour stomach, mental depres
sion, etc., are caused by thia very common and
increasing disease. Hood's Sarsaparilla tones
the stomach, creates an appetite, promotes di
gestion, relieves headache, clears the mind, aad
In a Terrible Condition.
** I owe my life to flood's Sarsaparilla. For two
yeara I was in a terrible condition with dyspepsia.
I could eat nothing but soda crackers, and my
weight fell from 170 to 138 pounds. Hood's Sar
saparilla helped me at once, and after using 13
bottles I was entirely cared. I have gained my
usual weight, 170 pounds, snd have had excellent
health ever since." T. J. Wilcox, 20-261 st South
Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Headache —Hot Flashes.
"I had headache, hot flashes, soreness and
•welling across my body, pain In my right side,
with frequent vomiting. I used Hood's Sarsa
parilla with the best results. I am in better
health thau for four years. Hood's Sarsaparilla
is safe, reliable, and sure." J. C. Willson, Au
Sold by druggists. $1; six for $3. Prepared only
by C. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
Tie Doctors io Los injcles.
The President and Chief Consulting Physician
of the celebrated staff of
German and English Doctors
Permanently located at 103 Geary Street, Sun
Francisco, will be at
36 S. Main St., Over Crystal Palace,
And remain until Tuesday evening, September
Oth. This staff of physicians will visit Los An
geles every three months. This being an adver
tising visit they charge nothing for examina
tion and advice, thus giving to all the benefit
of their vast experience to learn the true nature
ofuhcir afflictions. All forms of disease and
deformity are treated, but no incurable cases
accepted fov treatment. If your disease is in
curable they will frankly tell you so. Also ad
vise you against spending more money for use
Catarrh and Catarrhal Deafness Posi
tively Cured by their German Treat
This Staff of Physicians is Incorporated
by Act of Legislature.
Office hourF D a. m. to 8 T. m.
the cnm/ricß dbt goods house.
DRY GOODS HOUSE
0 B LA N X ETS.
[\UR Blanket Department is well
I I worth yemr attention. New y^Li
E"H \J lines of white wool bed blankets, pS *\
fancy colored bed blankets, hand- r*3Jj
some designs in traveling blankets. h-H
Q , Our great reduction sale in grey
1 | wool camp blankets, large size, k-^
extra weight, made by the Los An- j"Z
HH geles Woolen Mills, at $3.50 per
pair, must be seen to be appreciated.
S3 GENTS' FURNISHING DEPARTMENT.
P — S£
'THE very latest novelties in c \
I gentlemen's black and fancy
pv*] I colors in Silk Negligee Shirts.
1 , New lines of Gents' Underwear.
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° DOMESTIC DEPARTMENT, if-
ZzZ QARGAINS in French Sateens to
y\ close. Fancy Ticking, former H^
» JL ) price 12)4c, now 10c. 6-4 hH
EjtJ bleached Fruit of Loom, former r ;
price 20c, now i6 r 2C. 6-4 bleached
Standard, former price 18c, now
H i6#c. 5C
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TM PAIII TO DRY GOODS HOUSE
1 IlCi VjUULi 1 Hit 201,203,205 S. Spring St, cor. Second.
Bear Valley & Alessafldro Development Co
My friend, is your name on the list? If not, go or send at once
and have it written there for an option to buy
io, 20 or more acres of land in
THAT BEAUTIFUL VALLEY
Known as the
A 1 <z ssei r| cl ro Tr ac t.
Situated between Redlands and Riverside, and to be sup
plied with water from that never-failing source,
Which the company confidently expect to have on the
land by March i, 1891. Only $3.00 per acre required
when you apply for option. One-quarter cash when you se
lect your land October 15, 1890, from which the $3.00 al
ready paid will be deducted. One-quarter when water is
ready for delivery, the balance in one and two years froai
that date. So you see
THE TERMS ARE EASY,
THE BURDEN LIGHT,
THE REWARD GREAT.
The price of the land today is only
$75.00 PER ACRE.
Scarcely an acre of improved land can be bought either
in Redlands or Riverside for less than $1,000 per acre, that
five or six years ago was in same condition as the land we
now offer you at $75; the improvements, of course, to be
added to original cost,but that would not exceed $400 per acre,
making cost of land at the end of five years, say $500 per
acre. That would be doubling your money in five years.
GOOD ENOUGH FOR MOST OF US, but above is a very
A gentleman here in Redlands told us the other day
that he bought twenty acres eight years ago at $75 per
acre, that this year will pay him an income of
10 per cent on $35,000.
* Who Wants to do Better than that? *
You and I can do the same thing if we GET up and GET
and buy our 20 acres today at $75 per acre of
The Bear Valley and Alessandro Development Co.
Our agents are sending in their orders thick and fast.
Let us hear from you before the price is advanced.
Ammon P. Kitching, Gen'l Manager
REDLANDS, c AL