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Highest of all in Leavening Power.—U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
PWfoJ Baking
Powder
ABSOLUTELY PURE
THROUGH ITS WORK.
THE GRAND JURY MAKES A BIG
REPORT AND IS DISMISSED.
A Lot of Recommendations Made—Most
Officers Found to Have Their Ac
counts Correct—The County Treasurer
Scored.
The grand jury made its final report
yesterday to Judge Cheney, and was
dismissed. The report is a tremendous
document, chock full of recommenda
tions and the views of the jury on
nearly every topic under the sun. A
condensed, boiled down, and recon
densed synopsis of the matter is here
with given:
In the matter of public buildings, oc
casion is taken to recommend that a
number of improvements be madu in
hotels, churches and theaters for use in
case of fire, and that policemen be ad
mitted to places of amusement on a
written pass from the chief.
About the new court house, the re
port sugcests that before any more pay
ments are made to the contractor, "a
complete examination be made as to
the sufficiency of the remaining sum in
the hands of the county, to meet the
subsequent cost, and also a complete re
vision of the architect's certificates on
which allowances have been based up
to this date."
The county farm was found to the
jury's taste, though the practice of rais
ing fruit is condemned as against the
interests of the citizens.
The county hospital was found in good
condition, but a new building is recom
mended.
The entire separation of confirmed
criminals from young prisoners, and the
placing of the sexes further apart in the
county jail, is recommended.
The dockets of the justices of the peace
were found generally well kept up,
though Justice Savage had not paid in
to the county his fees for three months
past. In this connection the courts are
appealed to to make litigation less
costly.
The cost of the fifty-seven constables
of the county was found to be $20,587.95.
The city officers are all patted on the
back, though the cost of the library is
thought to be excessive.
The board of education was found all
right, and the recommendation made I
that the chairman be paid a salary.
About nuisances the report calls "the
attention of the chief of police to the
hauling of decaying garbage at improper
hours, by Chinamen and others, to
abandone'fl grounds on Mission street.
Also that of the sdierirl'to filthy shingh
ter houses on San Fernando road and
on Mission street, and that they cause
disinfectants to be used to reduce the
oilensiveness."
A long chapter is devoted to roads
and bridges, which closes as follows:
"There has been expended about
$100,000 the past year by the county
road fund; it seems to be difficult to
find where the money iias been spent;
$15,000 has gone to about fifty roadmas
ters. The statute makes it the duty of
the supervisor to see each roadmaster
in his supervisorial district to know
whether these ruadmasters do their
duty or not. These supervisors arc over
burdened with duties. We suggest a
radical change in the system of manag
ing county roads. We believe that such
changes should be made in the statutes
as will give to the board of supervisors
the appointment of a road commissioner
for the county, who will have the super
vision of the entire road and bridge bus
iness within its bounds. Such commis
sioner should be a competent and prac
tical civil engineer, with experience in
the line of business devolving on him.
In his duties he should inspect all work
done and audit all bills of road masters,
with power to direct where the work
should be applied, and the manner of
its doing. He should be clothed with
such power as to make our road system
a unit instead of having say one road
between certain distant points worked
by half a dozen different road masters,
and each after a manner of his own
choosing. Until such a radical change
can be made, we urge the board of su
pervisors to substitute some such ade
quate system as will obviate, in some
manner at least, a portion of the glaring
imperfections of the present expensive
system.
"Within the last year or two a number
of the eastern states have awakened to
to the necessity of having good public
roads, and have passed laws permitting
counties to issue bonds to make a
thorough and complete system of well
built roads. If this county, by the ex
penditure of $500,000, would build roads
Drought to an easy traffic grade and well
graveled, connecting all well settled dis
tricts with the city of Los Angeles, the
wealth of the county would be greatly
the gainer, in enhancing property
values in the wear and tear of horses,
wagons and carriages, while the bonds
could be paid by sinking fund during
the next twenty years at half the cost of
the present system, for which there is
always no practical return to the tax
payer."
In regard to the investigation of Tax
Collector Piatt's accounts, the matter is
gone over again, and the conclusion
reached that "a large amount of money
has been spent to very little purpose in
this matter, which might have been
obviated by correct county book
keeping."
Tho public administrator, it is rec
ommended, should hold oflice for four
years, and that such officer should turn
over to his successor all estates not set
tled.
Coroners Meredith and Weldon are
commended.
Errors to the amount of $40.30 were
found in the county clerk's accounts
and were rectified.
The jury recommends that the county
superintendent of schools keep his ac
counts more in detail. There is said to
be now absolute correctness in the con
dition of the school funds.
Five warrants in the county auditor's
office were found to have been "surrep
titiously destroyed, abstracted or fraud
ulenty; issued." They have not been
paid.
The only road overseer whose ac
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD j TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1890.
counts were not correct, was F. P. Car
penter, of Silverada.
Regarding the county treasurer, the
report states that in the matter of the
identification of the payee, or the
proper transfer by indorsements by
warrants, there has been wanting ordin
ary care and due vigilance. There were
found to be 132 warrants, amounting to
$8372, paid without indorsement of the
payee, and twenty-five warrants,
amounting to $1309.20, wrongfully in
dorsed and paid. The latter sum, if not
recovered by the county otherwise, will
doubtless be returned to the county
without delay by the treasurer. In case
Of the warrants paid without indorse
ment, we called before us a number of
the payees for examination, and found
the failure to indorse to have been a
matter of carelessness on their part,
and inattention on the part of the
treasurer's clerk, and as we saw no rea
son to suspect any loss, we did not deem
it necessary to summon before us the
one hundred persons, payees. The mat
ter being closely pressed home to the
attention of the treasurer, we do not
apprehend a recurrence of such prac
tice, and anticipate in the future the ex
cellent condition of the office in other
respects will be attained in this regard
also.
The following table of figures we think
it well to place before the public, as they
are the payments of the county for eigh
teen months, May 1, 1880, to November
1,1890:
('urrenc crpense fund. $400,376 59
Siilnrvfund. 388,086 03
Hospital fund 103,0*1 45
State fund 073.983 .!(!
Dnapportioned money 1,37; 12
County redemption fund 7,555 47
Teachers' institute 72 05
Estate of deceased persons 8.257 OS
Stale tide lands 6 OO
Santa Ana Kite department .. 4 00
Special rebate 93 33
Rebate 417 21
General school fund 526,826 74
School building funds 220,930 33
Road funds 130.277 4(i
Conrthouse and jail funds 243,138 96
Interest and sinking fund 5....... 77,438 53
$2,739,228 31
In the hands of county treasurer
November 1, 1890 181,919 15
The supervisors' books and accounts
were thoroughly investigated. "Seven
teen thousand demands were presented
and acted upon by them. Itemized bills
are on file except for less than a score of
them, amounting to an aggregate of only
$530.26. We have taken testimony on
some of the larger claims and find, we
think, nothing irregular in them, and
that doubless the itemized claims have
been accidentally misplaced." It is rec
ommended that the chairman be given
sufficient compensation so that he can
devote all his time to the county affairs.
The report cioses with the following
statement:
We submit the following table of pay
ments for and on account of the different
county offices from January 1 to i>ecem
ber 3, 1890, premising, however, that for
1801, under the new law, and for other
economic reasons, the amount of $18,000
per month will be reduced to $12,000 per
month:
County auditor's oflice, 11 months? 7,394.(12
Assessor's 39,200.01
District attorney's 15,582.05
Coroner 2,443.50
Clerk 29,825.35
Recorder 29,875.07
Sheriff 29,392.97
Supervisors 7,080-37
Superior judges 12.128.02
Superintendent of schools 4.107.42
Treasurer 4,179.97
Tax collector 18,702.56
Total $200,(100.91
The county having obtained a popula
tion ol' over" 100,000, becomes, by virtue
of this fact, after complying with the
legal steps provided for, a county of the
first class, under which a decidedchange
takes place in fees and salaries. This
becoming effective in January, 1802, the
grand jury of 1801 will be able to act
more understandingly as to its bearing
on the. business of the county.
The grand jury has been in regular
session forty-one days, at intervals.
Complaint! have been made on which
indictments have been found numbering
four; investigated and dismissed, six
teen; investigated without merit, four;
total, twenty-eight.
We beg to express our appreciation of
the courtesy of the honorable court in
our association during our session ; also
to express our high regard for District
Attorney F. P. Kelly for his faithful
attention in attending our meetings,
and his readiness in stating to us tho
law governing all matters brought be
fore us.
DAILY REAL ESTATE RECORD.
Monday, Dee. 29,1890.
TKANSFKRS.
Robert White, Jame>- White nnd Joseph White,
by M G Aguirre. sheritl', to Samuel < Grove—
Sheriff's deed, lots land 2, hi D Morris Vine
yard tit; 15500.
Pacific Land Imp Co. Lordslmrc llo'cl Co and
Lordsburg Land Co, of Pasadena, toTJNalr,
Henry Frautl, David A Noreross and M M Eeh
olman—Agint to convey M 89, also lots 1, 2, 3.
4, 5, 31, 35, 36, 37 38. bl 52, bl 3(1, ots t to 8
mc, bl 29, lots Ito 12 inc. bl hi 31, lil 32, los 1
to 11 mc, 01 35, lots 3 to I) iuc, 0154, lots I anil
2,bl 34, lots 4 to 13 mc, bl 7(i, Lordsburg;
$15,000.
Robert Strong to David II Knull—W Uoi NW
i. of BE 1 , of sec 9, T 1 S, it 9 W : $3000.
' Same to Mrs Anna M Holslngor—SE Uof NW
l: of SE I,' of secO.T IS, R 9W: $1500.
Same to Lvdia A Knull—NF, \ofNW% of SE
> \ of sec 9 T 1 S, X 9 W: $1500.
James Ashman to John Sulelifl'e—l'nd half In
lot SE cor of Sixth and Mesquit sts in Goodwin
tract, city; $4500.
Isaac X Dunkelbcrger to W II Kane—Lots 43,
44 nnd 45bl A, Dunkelbcrger trad ; $3000
Calvin I. Wilcnxen to J C Willmon—Lot 15,
Decker and l.ucas sub, M R 12, p 40, Pasadena;
$1000. '
Lucinda Hoskins, Elizabeth Bu'lor, Mary M
Lane Joshua A Hoskins, Clara Hoskins, AnnaO
Webster and William —to R W Hoskins—NWJ.,
of Sec 13, T 7 N R 14 W; $1333.
SUMMARY.
Number of transfers of $1000 and over, 9.
Amount, $311,333.
Number of transfers under $1000, 28.
Amount, 10627.
Nominal transfers, 10.
Total amount, $41,960.
Note—Transfers for which the consideration
is under $1000 are not published in these col-
A fatal Mistake.
Physicians make no more fatal mistake than
When they inform patients that nervous heart
troubles come from the stomach and arc of
Httlo consequence. Dr. Franklin Mile.-, the
noted Indiana specialist,has proven the contrary
in his new book on "Heart Disease," which
may he had free at R. W. Kills <fc Co.,
who guarantees and recommends Dr. Miles uu
equaled New Heart Cure, which has the largest
sale of any heart remedy in the world.. It cures
nervous and organic heart disease, short breath,
fluttering, pain or tenderness in the aide, arm
or shoulder, irregular pulse, fainting, smother
ing, dropsy, etc. His Restorative Nervine cures
headache, fits, etc.
Our Home Brew.
Philadelphia Lager, fresh from the brewery,
on draught in all the principal saloons, de
livered promptly In bottles or kegs. Office
and Brewery, 238 Allso street. Telephone til.
MASONIC INSTALLATION.
Pentalpha Lodge and Southern Cali
fornia Hold a Joint Installation.
The Masonic temple, on the corner of
Spring and First streets, was crowd
ed last evening to its utmost
capacity by members op the Ma
sonic fraternity, to witness the
joint installation of the new officers of
Pentalpha lodge, No. 202, and Southern
California lodge, No. 278, F. and A. M.
The impressive installation ceremonies
were conducted by retiring Master J.
11. Martin, of Pentalpha lodge, and W.
P. Wade, retiring master of Southern
California lodge. The newly installed
officers of Pentalpha lodge: John A.
Kingsley. W. M.J C. W. Pendleton,
senior warden ;A. H. Edwards, junior
warden; treasurer, T. J. Weldon ; sec
retary, W. W. Robinson; senior dea
con. E. Lupton; marshal, J. M.
Dunsmore; stewards, C. E. Mead
and C. W. Blake; tyler, C. E.
Babcock. The officers that will serve
Southern California lodge No. 278 for the
ensuing year are F. J. Cooper, W. M.;
senior warden, J. W. Long; junior war
den, George E. Harpham ; treasurer, E.
F. Spence ; secretary, C. O. Scott; senior
deacon, W.W. Seaman; junior deacon,
.Charles Hornbeck; marshal, Andrew
Peasley; stewards, Joseph Fiscus and
C. F. Jacobson; tyler, C. F. Babcock.
After the ceremony Frank A. Gibson
stepped forward on behalf of the mem
bers of Southern California lodge, and
in a few well chosen remarks presented*
the retiring master, J. H. Martin,,with
a beautiful and expensive past master's
jewel, which was appropriately en
graved. The members then repaired to
the banquet room adjoining, where an
elegant collation was spread. After the
banquet, speeches were made by Judge
W. C. Wade, J. H. Martin, J. A. Kings
ley, J. F. Cooper, Frank A. Gibson, W.
H. Perry, of the East Side lodge, Ed
ward A. I'reuss, E. F. Spence, H. Z.
Osborne, W. A. Morgan, J. W. Longand
others.
Sunset lodge, in East Los Angeles,will
hold their installation on January 9,
1801.
Ocur de Leon commandery will hold
their installation this evening, at Ma
sonic temple.
A WHOLESALE THIEF.
He Is Captured at Redondo by Two
Clever Constables.
11. T. Owens, a teamster, was arrested
on a warrant charging him with grand
larceny, [at Redondo, yesterday, by
Constables Richardson and Methven,
and on being brought to this city was
locked up in the city jail.
Several complaints having been made
to Chief Glass of late about the mysteri
ous disappearance of horses in the coun
try districts, Detective Bosqni was de
tailed to look into the matter. The
result was that a team that was stolen
from a farmer at Westminster a few
days ago, and another team stolen from
Silas A. Strong of Downey, on Christmas
eve, were found by the detective at
Crowley, Cook & Co.'s sale yards, where
they had been disposed of by a stranger.
This stranger was subsequently identi
fied with Owens, for whom a "warrant
was issued yesterday, on complaint of
Strong.
CLAYTON'S DOSE.
Sentenced to the City Jail for Sixty
Days.
Clayton Whits, the attorney, who 1
upon his third trial was convicted by a j
jury of battery committed upon General
John Mansfield on November 20th last,
was yesterday sentenced by Police Judge
Owens to imprisonment in the city jail
for a period of sixty days. The defend
ant gave notice of appeal, and was
granted fifteen days' time in which to
prepare and file his statement upon ap
peal.
DAISY AND SIR LADD
Will Race Over the Hurdles at Pasa
dena.
A match race for $100 has been ar
ranged between Dr. Rowland's Daisy
and Captain A. B. Anderson's Sir Ladd,
for a two-mile hurdle race. The condi
tions call for six hurdles, three feet six
inches in height. A forfeit of :fSO has
been placed in the bank, and the bal
ance is to be deposited on the last day
of this month. The race is to come oil
on January Ist.
.No Christmas and New Year's table should be
without a bottle of Angostura Bitters,the world
renowned appetizer of exquisite Savor. Be
ware of counterfeits
DIED.
BOYEB—December 29th, Walter Z. Boyer, aged
38 years
Funeral at il o'clock from residence, coiner
Seventh and ilaineda sts. Friends of family
cordially invited.
JOHNSTON—December 29,1800, Maria Carmen
Gniradode Johnston, aged T8 years.
Funeral from residence,42o liucommun st.,
on Wednesday, December 31st, at 10 o'clock.
Mass will be hold at the Church of Our Lady
of the Angels at 10:110 a. m.
MUNItOE—Dr. Stephen Mnnroe, of 710 W.
Adams St., aged 77 years. Formerly oi Albion,
Utah.
BANKING HOUSES
r. PER CENT INTEREST ON DEPOSITS.
Main Street Savings Bank and Trust Co.
NO. 426 SOL'TII MAIN STREET, lOS ANGIOI.ES, CAL.
iNConror.ATEn Oct. 28th, 18S9.
CAPITAL STOCK, - $200,000
J. B. LANKERSHIM, Prest. F. W. Di;VAN, Cashier. CHAS. FORMAN, Vice-Prest.
The Design for this Institution is to Afford a Safe Depository
For the earnings of oil persons who arc desirous of placing their money where it will be free from
accident, and at the same time be eaimntr for them a fair rate of interest.
Deposits will be received in sums of from one dollar to five thousand dollars. Term deposits
In sums of fifty dollars and over.
We declare a dividend early in January and July of each year. Its amount depends on our
earnings. Five per cent, on term and from three to four on ordinary.
Money toloauon mortgages. Bonds and dividend paying stocks bought and sold.
GERMAN-AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK~
No. 114 South Main Street, Los Angeles,
CAPITAL STOCK, - - - $100,000
E. N. MaOONALD, President. VICTOR PONET, Treasurer.
W. M. SHELDON, Vice President. LOUIS LICHTENBERGER, Vice President.
M. N. AVERY, Secretary. P. F. SCHUMACHER, Asst. Secretary.
Deposits received in any sums over One Dollar, and interest paid thereon at the rate of Three
per cent on ordinary deposits and Five per cent on term or long time deposits.
First mortgage loans made on real estate at lowest current rates. 10-16-Cm
CITIZENS' BANK OF LOS ANGELES,
COI?NEI? THII{D AND SPKING SXS.
CAPITAL, - - $200,000
OFFICERS;
T. I. 0. LOWE President.
T. W. BROTHERTON Vice-President.
F. D. HALL Asst. Cashier.
DIRECTORS:
T. 8. C. Lowe, H. L. Williams, C. F. Cronin, L. W. Blinn, T. W. Brotherton
Transacts a general banking business; Bells exchange; discounts notes; accepts accounts
subject to check; pays interest on time deposits. Give us a call. 11-llOin
EAOI.ESON A CO.
146 North Spring St
MEN'S
Furnishing (Ms.
We have made Extra Preparations
for Holiday Trade. On hand
A VERY
LARGE STOCK
NUT GOODS!
NECK DRESS,
SUSPENDERS,
GLOVES,
DRESS SHIRTS,
Initial Handkerchiefs,
UNDERWEAR,
UMBRELLAS,
MUFFLERS, ETC.
Popular Prices.
OPTICIANS AND JEWELEBH.
THIS IS NOT OUR WAY.
This is OUR WAY of Fitting Glasses.
The importance of perfect-fitting plusses is
self-evident to every intelligent reader. Ill
littiug glasses cause discomfort, injuries, partial
or total loss ol sight. Beware of the ignorant
jewelers; they are frauds posing as opticians.
We guarantee you a thorough, reliable and
perfect scientific fit at lowest prices. Eves
tested free. Call and see.
S. G. MARSHUTZ, Scientific Optician,
114 S. Spring St., between First and Second.
We carry also a full stock ol artificial eyes.
FOR SALE,
...A FINE
COTTAGE OF 7 ROOMS AND BATH,
ON ELEVENTH STREET.
Price, only $2000; *200 cash and |2fi per month.
TO EXCHANGE,
20-Room House and Lot,
Close in, to trade for good vacant lot or alfalfa
land.
I. S. SHERMAN,
12-10-lm 215 West First street.
REDLANDS IMPROVED LANDS
FOR SALE BY
\V. P. McINTOSH,
144 S. MAIN STREET, - - LOS ANGELES, CAL.
20 Acres in ORANGES, Peaches, Apricots and Raisin Grapes. Income, $2,500
annually. Water-right over 80 years old. Price, $600 per acre. Terms, one-third
cash ; one-third in three years: one-third in six years. This is the best located
20 acres in the valley, and "produces the best raisins ami best Washington Navel
oranges of any place in California. The orange crop, 2,850 raisin trays, and 120
sweat boxes go with the land.
Also, 35 acres in old Walnuts, Peaches, Apricots, Plums and Oranges, with
oldest and best water-right, and beautiful stream running through the land. This
place adjoins the City of Redlands on the east, and the cheapest on the market.
Price, $500 per acre ; easy terms. 253
Also, 10 acres of 5-year-old Washington Navels and Mission Olives. Trout pond,
holding 250,000 gallons. Pressure water and everything complete for $6500.
Also, 20 acres within one and one-half miles of the center of Redlands City, one
half of which is in Washington Navel and seedling orange trees. Several thousand
strawberry plants, small house and barn. Price, only $350 per acre; or will sell
10 acres at the same rate.
Also, 20 acres only two miles from center of City of Redlands, nearly all im
proved ; about one-half in orange trees 18 years old. Price, $400 per acre.
People familiar with the value of orange land will at once see that most of the
foregoing is offered for about one-hall its present value, the owners being com
pelled to sell to protect their holdings.
The unimproved orange lands we sell on TEN (10) YEARS'TIME, only re
quiring 10 percent cash down, are selling and improving very fast. Buyers take
adyantage of the long time and low rate of interest, and spend their ready money
for trees aud buildings.
-}} MENTONE LANDS. X-
The demand for MENTONE lands is increasing daily on account of the rapid rrowth made
by the orange trees, the pure water furnished, the superior water system, the fine flavor aD*
beautiful color of the oranges en account of the high and dry altitude, and the greater quantity
of Iruit produced on account that there are no heavy winds to destroy the bloßsoms or young
fruit. Mentone is conceded to grow the finest olives and strawberry guavas of any place known.
For further particulars, maps, etc., address or call on
AY. P. Mc INTOSH,
12-io-im Rooms 0 and 7, No. 141 S. Main street, Los Angeles, Cal.
HAP PY NIEW YEA RjT
IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING,
v^* ow ' s * ne me *° your return Presents.
I IJ tly* ASSORTMENT COMPLETE
In Gentlemen's Furnishings!
LOW!i(-
JULIUS M. MARTENS,
SUCCEBSOR TO EVAN E. EVANS,
y ,. 2 . 3 . lm 100 S. SPRING ST.
DON'T MAKEIMISTAKE!
Call on us before purchasing elsewhere. We will sell
FANCY GOODS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Positively cheaper than any house in this city.
GOWNS AND SMOKING JACKETS
At extraordinary low prices.
Ladies', Misses' and Children's Cloaks
25 PER CENT BELOW COST!
As we are retiring from this line,
*MgCrTYOF PARIS,
North Spring St.
<IGHRISTMASt>
"music BOXES!]"
BARTLETT'S,
129 N. SPRING STREET.
LEM, VOW CO.,
General Commission Agents.
IMPORTERS AND RETAILERS OF
CHINA AND JAPAN
*££&mW SILK HANDKERCHIEFS, Ek,
Family and Hotel Cooks, Ranch Laborers, Fruit Pickers and Packers, Etc., furnished free of
charge. Give us a trial.
NO. 511 N. MAIN ST., Opposite Plaza. Telephone 824.
12-17s-mou-wed-sat-lm
SPOT CASH GROCERY HOUSE.
BOWEN & CHILDRESS,
§38 & 540 SOUTH SPRING STREET.
Opposite Public School Building.
We ore now invoicing and marking our large stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries down to a
very low CASH price, and on and after 'anuary Ist, 1801, will sell strictly for cash. In making
this change we propose to offer such inducements to all of our old customers as will make it to
their interest to continue to deal with us, and offer to the public the finest stock of groeeriei lo
select from in the city. At the same time give the lowest prices ever offered west of the Rocky
Mountains. Call at our large stores, :>:«* and 540 South Spring street, and we will make a cus
tomer of you.
Very respectfully,
,„,„, BOWEN &. CHILDRESS.
12-12-lm
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