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LITTLE DAMAGE DONE.
YESTERDAY'S PROCEEDINGS OF
THE CITY COUNCIL.
A Lot of Routine Business Attended to.
The Mayor Presents a Long Exhaust
ive Message—Some Measures Which
Are Approved by the Council.
The city council met in regular session
The amended report of the commis
sioners upon the widening of Ocean
street, from Figueroa to Bush streets,
■was taken up, and after being read, was
confirmed and adopted.
In accordance with the recommenda
tions of the city engineer, ordinances of
intention to sidewalk portions of San
Fernando, Turner, Olive, First and Col
lado streets were adopted, aB were also
ordinances to grade, gravel and curb
Brooklyn avenue, Bridge and Teed
Special plans for the grading of Cen
tennial street, between Temple and
Bellevue avenue, as presented by the
city engineer, were adopted and declared
The city engineer having recommended
that the ordinance relating to the re
moval of gravel from the official bed of
the river be amended so that no gravel
shall be removed within fifty feet of the
levee, instead of ten feet, as formerly,
the city attorney was requested to draw
up an amended ordinance in accordance
It being necessary to procure a right
of-way for the central interceptor sewer
through lot 3, block 1 of Newell's and
Spencer's subdivision at once, in order
to proceed with the work, the matter
was referred to the city attorney and
In the matter of the approach at the
east end of the Aliso-street bridge, the
city engineer recommended that the
street superintendent be instructed to
bolt a cap to the top of the levee piles
and extend the flooring from the end of
the present bridge to it, and it was also
recommended that the Pacific Railroad
company be instructed to do the same
with its bridge. Both recommendations
An ordinance changing the grade of
Schuyler street, from Michigan avenue
to a point 180 feet north of Kearney
street, was read and adopted.
The petition of Len J. Thompson, city
tax and license collector, asking that he
be allowed to retain the seven deputies
now in his office for the current month,
was referred to the finance committee.
The report of the same officer, allow
ing the collection of (299,390.91 aa taxes,
up to November 12r,h, was read and re
ferred to the city auditor.
The report of the street superinten
dent, stating that a ditch 700 feet long,
rive feet wide and four feet deep would
be required for the free discharge of the
Arroyo de los Reyes conduit, north of
Flower and Fifth streets, which would
entail an expense so great as to neces
sitate ita being let by contract, was read
and referred to the board of public
The same officer reported that in the
matter of the opening ol lloff street the
ordinance of intention had been erron
eous at the time of its publicati n, and
the notice of street work had not been
published, whereupon, on the motion of
Mr. Van Dusen, all proceedings were
The report of the city auditor, recom
mending that certain warrants be des
troyed, was referred to tlie finance com
mittee, as was also that of the new board
of park commissioners asking that the
funds appropriated for park purposes be
placed at its disposal.
Tlie report of the board of public works
was read, aa already published in the
Herald, and the recommendations con
tained therein adopted. Among other
things the ordinance for the opening
of First street, with an assessment dis
trict which had been changed twice, but
failed to secure the necessary number of
votes, came up. During the week Mr.
Hamilton had experienced a change of
heart and signified his willingness to
vote for its passage, whereupon it was
carried, Messrs. Summerland and Van
Dusen voting negatively.
The amended franchise of the Main
street and Agricultural Park railroad
was read by the clerk for the last time,
the several councilmen following the
reading with printed copies of the fran
chise. When the clause was reached
providing for the laying of rails. Major
Bonsall moved that an amendment be
inserted, reading "girder side-bearing
rai.s of forty pounds weight." This was
adopted. This has the effect of build
ing an entirely new road. Mr. Brown
then had an amendment—a very neces
sary one. He moved that some specific
time be mentioned when the work ahould
be begun and finished. Six months after
tlie passage of the franchise was named
as the time when the work should begin
and twelve months thereafter when it
should be completed. After some minor
additional amendments the ordinance
was put upon its passage, and was
The report of tlie city attorney was
read and the recommendations con
tained therein adopted.
In regard to the communication of
the commissioners for the opening and
widening of streets, in relation to Ward,
West Sixth, Chavez, Second, Davies
and Wall streets, that official reported
The proceedings to open and widen
Ward street have been enjoined by an
action brought in the superior court by
O. W. Childs, claiming that his prop
erty should not be assessed for the open
ing of this street for the reason that the
commissioners were attempting to pay
private parties for property which was
already a portion of the street, which
claim I think is well taken. This is no
fault of the commissioners, as they were
merely following instructions. The
trodble upon Ward street arises from
the fact that there is a diversity of opin
ion as to where the street should be,
different surveyors having established
different points as the north and south
lines of the street
For these reasons I am of opinion that
all proceedings for the opening and
widening of Ward street should be stop
ped until we ascertain by decision of the
court the location of the street.
AH these questions also affect the
opening of West Sixth street, as it is
being opened for the purpose of leading
into Ward street, and until we ascertain
where Ward street is we cannot ascer
tain what pioperty should be taken for
the opening of Sixth street to connect
with Ward street
I have been endeavoring for sometime
to arrange a conipromise between the St.
nut's school and damans and < rulpin,
by which 1 hove to determine the line
of the street, to remove Clematis and
Qalpiu from Die month of the street and
ithcicby open the same without expense
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD; TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1890.
to the city, which compromise I hope to
be able to make soon.
I have already reported to the council
in regard to Chavez street
There are no legal complicationa that
I know of in Wall street, and the com
miasioners inform me that tho only
queation to be determined is aa to who
shall pay their expenses in case the pro
ceedings for opening the street are
It appears from the reports of the
commissionerß upon Second and Davies
streets that the commiaaionera did not
assess all the property upon Second
street, and for that reason the supreme
court decided that the proceedings were
invalid. This will necessitate the mak
ing of an entire new assessment upon
thia street, and I advise that the coun
cil instruct the commissioners to do thia
It appears that the ordinance of inten
tion upon Davies street did not include
the property of the street railroad, and
for that reason it could not be assessed,
which leaves a deficit of about $730 to
pay for the damages The
matter was referred to the board of pub
A recess was then taken until 2 o'clock
On reconvening at 2 o'clock the mat
ter of opening Wall street, which had
been made a special order for that hour,
was taken up, but on motion of Mr.
Brown action thereon was again de
ferred for three weeks.
A message was received from the
mayor, as follows:
The \ lillii Tract.
To the Hon. Council'of the City of Los
On the oili day of May, 1800, I called
the attention of your honorable body to
the fact that parties were continually
settling on and improving portions of
that tract of land known as the Abila
tract, and are applying for city deeds
therefor, since which time nothingseema
to have been done in the matter. Pro
ceedings ought to be instituted forth
with to ascertain what right, if any, the
city has in this land before it iatoo late.
Different attorneya who have examined
only casually the title are of the opinion
that it belongs to the city, but one ad
ministration after another passes out of
office and permits this matter to go by
default. If your honorable body will
now authorize me to direct the making
of ao much of an abatract as will be
necessary to show in whom the title ia
vested, the matter shall be attended to
before the present administration goes
out of office.
Buena Vista-Street Bridge.
Last winter a large span of the bridge
of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Val
ley Railroad company broke loose from
its position, and being carried down the
river by the current, precipitated itself
against one of the piers of the Buena
Vista-street bridge, nearly destroying
the bridge, damaging it to such an ex
tent that it could not be used until it
waa repaired, which the city was com
pelled to do, at an expense of $3129.11 to
the contractor alone.
Demand should be made of the com
pany for the money paid to repair this
bridge, and if the company refuse to pay
the same, suit should be brought there
Every bridge crossing the river was
endangered by this floating section of
the company's bridge, which, had it
broken from ita lodgment against the
Buena Vista-street bridge, it would prob
ably have carried every bridge with it
in its career of destruction down the
The supports of the company's bridge
are placed in the center of the stream,
without regard to the current, which is
diverted thereby, and the bridge itself
is too low and liable to be again swept
down the river in times of high water.
The payment by the company of the
damages caused by a faulty construction
of the bridge, and a violation of the
ordinance authorizing its construction,
in that the ordinance requires the
bridge to be constructed "with spans of
100 feet each across the official bed of
the Los Angeles river, and with piers
parallel with the course of said river,"
may induce them to use proper precau
tions to prevent a recurrence of these
accidents. The city was not to blame
and should not lose the cost of repair
ing the bridge.
Hooker Contract Pipe.
Under a contract entered into by your
honorable body with J. D. Hooker,
against; my protest, sheet iron pipe is
being laid on Second street to replace
some of the pipe which constitutes part
of the woolen mill ditch. This new pipe
is being laid to replace that portion of
the pipe along Second street, because
there were breaks in the old pipe (I
call it old to distinguish it from the pipe
now being laid, it lining about Z% years
only since it waa laid, practically new
pipe, and sections of this pipe removed
by Mr. Hooker in laying his pipe show
that the rust in the iron is not the cause
ot the leak in the pipe, the sections be
ing sound and good and show for them
selves) which had been patched up sev
eral times and continued to leak not
withstanding; the new pipe has been
leaking just as bad and is being patched
up with sheet iron hoops and rubber
bands to prevent it from leaking. The
old pipe could be patched up in the same
manner and prevented from leaking just
as well, and last )uat aa long as the pipe
itself, at an expense not to exceed $100,
as I informed your honorable body in
writing at the meeting in which you
directed Mr. Hooker to proceed to
lay this new pipe at an expense
to the city of $3612, notwithstanding
my statement that it could be done foj
$100, because the chairman of the board
of public works insisted that the new
pipe should be laid on that street, and
that patched pipe might be done away
with. It would require an investiga
tion to ascertain which of the two lines
of pipe haa the moat patches on it at
this time. One has been carrying the
water one week and the other three and
a half years. They commenced to patch
up the new pipe in the same way that
the old one was patched up, namely, by
a sheet iron band, beneath which
cement was inserted. Of course the ex
pansion and contraction of the iron by
heat and cold looaened the cement, and
the pipe would leak notwithstanding,
but the Hooker people have removed
this band as a failure ; I saw the bands
lying on the street myself when they
had been discarded; and have substi
tuted rubber beneath the sheet iron in
stead of cement, and if the same thing
had been done on the old pipe it would
serve its purpose just as well. The con
tractors whom I requested to examine
this old pipe, to asceitain if it could be
practically repaired, at the - time you had
under consideration the contract with
Mr. 1 looker, informed me that the only
trouble with the old pipe was that it
waa repaired with sheet-iron bands and
cement, and that that was the trouble ;
one contractor told me that *75 would
i repair it in the aame manner in which
I Mr. Hooker is patching up hia pipe, and
, another one eatimated that it could be
t done for a sum not to exceed $100, and
neither one knew that the other had ex
amined it, and the experiments made
by Mr. Hooker demonstrate the truth
of their assertion. You will have when
Mr. Hooker geta through patching up
his pipe, just what I informed you could
be obtained for a sum not to exceed
$100, sheet-iron pipe covered up with
patches. If you expect anything else
now is the time to get it before the pipe
ia all covered up; therefore I call your
attention to it at thia time.
Henry T. Hazard, Mayor.
Los Angelea, Nov. 17, 1890.
The mayor was authorized to have an
abstract of the title to the Abila tract
In the matter of the Buena Vista
street bridge, the city attorney was in
structed to make a form demand upon
the California Southern Railroad com
pany for the amount expended upon the
repairs necessitated by the washing out
of its bridge.
la the matter of the Hooker contract
for pipe, it was stated that the city en
gineer was looking after it with special
The matter of procuring the right-of
way through lot 3, block 1 of the Newell
and Spencer subdivision was referred to
a special committee.
The report of the health officer, recom
mending that the sprinkling hydrant on
Adams street near St. James park be re
moved, was adopted.
The report of the gas and light com
mittee, recommending that the applica
tion of G. W. King for an amended fran
chise be rejected; that the franchise ap
plied for by the Thompson-Houston
Electric companyjbe refused ; and that a
franchise be refused to the Rhodes oi
Keese Electric Supply company, was
adopted. The rccommenuuiiun that the
application of Charles Forman et al. for
a franchise to erect an electric plant and
furnish power, be refused, led to a
lengthy debate, which finally resulted
in its adoption.
The matter of the Los Angeles Elec
tric company's franchise was then dis
cussed at some length, and Mr. Sum
merland having reported verbally in
favor of its adoption, the reading of the
ordinance was called for and led to a
lively breeze, the motion being finally
lost by a vote of 5 to 4.
The report of the finance committee,
as already published in the Herald,
was read and adopted.
After sorue further unimportant, busi
ness the council adjourned, to meet
again on Wednesday afternoon at 2
She is Declared Forfeited to the United
Judge Ross yesterday gave his opinion
and decree in the admiralty case of the
United States against the sloop "Lou."
By this decree the sloop, her boats,
tackle, apparel and furniture, are for
feited to tlie United States. The cargo
of said sloop is ordered restored to Ar
nold Wentscher, agent of Emiliano
Yberri, claimant of same. The sloop is
ordered sold in San Diego, after the fif
teen days' notice required by law. The
"Lou" was seized on the 28th of April
last, by Collector of Customs John R.
Berry, on the ground that being only
licensed for fishery, she proceeded on a
foreign voyage to Lower California, and
took on board at Point Eugene, seventy
three sacks of gold ore and one box of
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Not a symptom now remains of the disease.
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Swift's Specific (S. S. ci.) I discontinued all
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