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A SLOW DAY.
A Short Morning of the
Most Rontine Business.
City Council Quickly Gets Rid
of a Table Full.
The Conduit Franchise Matter Post
poned for a Week.
A r«»iT lteporti or City Officer! Disposed
„r _ Motion! or Council in Hll — A
Council met yesterday morning as
usual, all members being present, with
tbe exception of Mr. Niekell, who is
suffering from la grippe.
The city auditor reported a balance in
the treasury on December 12th of $11,
--188.19 in the salary fund ; $28,792.34 in
the lire department fund; $6395.97 iv
the school fund, aud $262,1(13.03 in the
The city attorney's report was taken
np and disposed of as follows:
In the matter of the recording of a
map and deed from Bainbridge ot Spaw
forth, I am of the opinion that they
should both he recorded, as the descrip
tion in the deed will not be intelligible
without the map. So ordered.
In the milter of the petition of M. J.
Newmark aud others, asking that cer
tain entries of iienß for assessments
made in the opening of Los Angeles
street through Chinatawn, I am of the
opinion that the prayer of the petition
ers should be granted. So granted.
In the matter of the protest of Charles
M. Stimson et al. against the grading of
Boston street, I find that certain of tho
signatures were made by agents, the
authority of these agents to sign has
been shown, with the exception of that
of J. G. Birdsall, who has signed for
Cornelia Birdsall. 1 would advise that
the authority of J. G. Birdsall to sitrn
said protest bo shown before the same is
fiually acted upon. Adopted.
AN OLD, HAD CONTRACT.
In regard to the petition of Mrs. Har
riet J. Watson, I find that the city
council about a year ago instructed tho
city clerk to enter into a contract with
Mrs. Watson, by which the city agreed,
in consideration of Mrs. Watson allow
ing it to have the gravel upon her lot,
to grade her lot to the established grade.
Such a contract was entered into, and
while inlormal in certain particulars, is
probably sufficient to show the inten
tion of the parties. I understand that
ia pursuance of this contract the street
superintendent removed a large amount
of gravel from the lot and used the same
for city purposes. When the present
council came into office it was discovered
it would cost in the neighborhood of
$2000 to grade the lot to the established
grade, and the street superintendent was
instructed to cease work upon the same.
The claim was presented last April, at
which time I reported that I could see
no reason why the city should take the
gravel from Mrs. Watson's lot without
compensating her therefor, and lam
still of the same opinion. I recommend
that the matter be referred to a special
committee with power to settle the same
by compromise. Adopted.
An ordinance reducing the license for
real estate agents to $2 was 11 led, and an
ordinance granting permission to John
G. Downey to pave a portion of Alameda
street by private contract. Ordinance
FINAL ORDINANCES PASSED.
Ordinance fixing the grade of Fourth
street from Bixel to Lucas street.
Ordinance orderiug a six-foot cement
sidewalk on the west side of Grand
avenue from Seventh to Ninth streets.
Ordinance establishing tho grade of
Alameda street, from Seventh street to
the south charter boundary.
Ordinance changing and establishing
the grade of Hill street, from First to
Ordinance ordering Eighteenth street,
from Toberman to Hush streets, be grav
eled and cement curbed.
Ordinance ordering Bartlett street,
from Pearl to Philadelphia streets,
graded, graveled and curbed with
Tho following ordinances of intention
wero passed: Intending to lay a cement
sidewalk on Twenty-second street, from
Grand avenue to Figueroa street.
Ordinance intending to lava six-foot
sidewalk on the north side of Sand
street from Castelar to Philadelphia
Ordinance declaring intention to pave
Pearl street from Sixth to Pico 6treet
with bituminous lime rock was referred
to tbe board of public works.
Ordinance intending to grade, gravel,
and cement curb Thirteenth street from
Main street to Grand avenue.
An ordinance ordering Boston street
from Pearl to Centennial street to be
graded, graveled and cement curbed
was referred to the board of public
The city treasurer's office was allowed
one of the fifty free telephones granted
to the city, and the chief of police was
also allowed one for his residence.
The recommendations of the finance
committee were adopted as published
in Sunday's Herald.
MOTIONS OF COUNCILMEN.
Mr. Roes moved to rescind tho order
placing a telephone in Judge Austin's
court as the oue in Judge Owen's couit
will suffice (or both court rooms.
Mr. Snmmerland moved that the
zanji on Date street be piped, com
mencing at a point where the zanjais
piped near Sterns'j milla and running
across Mission ptieet along Mission
street to the property of Mrs. G. M.
Long. Referred to the zanja commit
CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT.
The city engineer's annual report was
sub mitted, and was filed. Extracts
from this most interesting report are
given in another column.
PETITIONS AND PROTESTS.
"A. Kremer et al. protest against the
proposed building of a brick sewer on
Annie E. May et al. want a cross
walk laid on East Twenty-third street,
across Main street.
General Manager K. H. Wade of the
Southern California railway communi
cates that the company desires to renew
its lease of tbe stock yards in East Los
U. Richmond waste io build a water
THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1891.
trough on the northeast corner of Sev
enth And S*n Pedro streets.
A. K. Clark et al. want Olive street,
from Second to Court street, to be
graded and graveled, a redwood curb
and a gutter paved with boulders, to be
Macleod & Denbam wants2o refunded
to them, which they have paid to the
city for license. They did not know
there was a classification of trades with
different priced licenses, so they have
paid $2 per month for a commission
merchant's license instead of $1 for a
seedsman's license, in which latter busi
ness they are.
BOARD OF PUBLIC WOBKS.
The report of the board of public
works, as published in Saturday's Her
ald, including the specifications for
Pearl street paving, was adopted.
Council adjourned at 11 a. m. until
At 2 o'clock, council reconvened, the
lirst business taken up being the New
hart application for a frauchise far lay
ing electric conduits. This matter, in
the form of an ordinance had been taken
from the committee of the whole and
referred to the board of public works at
a previous session. Mr. Newhart was
present and was allowed to address the
council in behalf of his application.
Mr. McGarry said that the petitioner
had been asked for a statement as to
the size of the proposed conduit and the
streets he desired to occupy, and such a
statement was then demanded. The re
plies of Mr. Newhart were very inde
Mr. Alford offered an amendatory
clause to the ordinance providing that
the conduit company are not to receive
any wires from any person except such
ns have franchises from council to
Captain Barrett of the Consolidated
Electric company protested against tho
granting of the franchise, on the ground
that lie did not see why these people
should be given a living at the expense
of the companies who have invested
millions in improvements. He charac
terized the ordinance as a "cinch bill."
The franchise, he Baid, would hereaftor
compel the existing companies, if they
desired to put their wires underground,
to ask the Newhart people for the right
to enter their conduit aud pay an arbi
trary royalty, unless, which Is impossi
ble, tbe council would allow each com
pany to build a conduit of its own. The
further discussion of the question was
participated in by Mr. Cline of the Los
Angeles Electric company, Mr. New
hart, Couucilmen Rees aud others. The
representatives of the electric com
panies expressed themselves in fa
vor of paying rental or roy
alty to the city, if the latter should
build a subway, but objected to making
such payments to outsiders in order to
give them a living. Mr. Innes finally
moved that the ordinance be referred to
the city attorney, and action deferred
for one week.
A number of demands recommended
in supplementary reports of the finance
and supply committees were approved.
The board of public works recom
mended the construction of a number of
crosswalks in different parts of the
town. The report was adopted.
Council then adjourned.
Cold nights seem the rule just now. Why
not bo comfortable.'.' Buy yours df a Christmas
pruseut. Mullen. Bluett & Co. carry the best
overcoats in the city.
BAKER'S FIGHT FOR LIBERTY.
Affidavits on Which a New Trial
Ed L. Baker's attorneys are making a
hard light to keep him out of the pen
itentiary. His sentence has been de
ferred irom time to time, partly because
he is wanted as a witness against J. K.
Stump, who has been held to answer on
the same charge under which both he
and old man Hoy were convicted, and
for the further reason that his counsel
have been hard at work to secure suf
ficient facts upon which to base a mo
tion for a new trial of the case.
Yesterday was tho day set for sen
tencing Baker, and when the case was
reached, a motion for a new trial was
presented to Judge McKinley, together
with two affidavits upon which the mo
tion was based. One of the affidavits is
made by the defendant, who states that
since the trial he has learned that John
0. Hoy, whoso testimony was very dam
aging, bore a bad reputation in Tulare
for truth and honesty. Tho second
affidavit, i 3 that of E. M. Dewey, who
states that ho is a journalist, haß lived
iv Tulare county for twenty years past,
and was well acquainted with John C.
Hoy when he lived in that locality.
Afliant states that, Hoy's reputation for
truth and veracity was very bad. s
Judge McKinley continued the mat
ter until today for further hearing.
I.os Armeies, in All its glory, never saw any
thing more striking than the bargains in boys'
knee pauU' suits, as offered by Mullen, Bluett
People Who Yesterday Secured Per
mission to Wed.
The county clerk yesterday issued
marriage licenses to the following per
William A. Carter, a native of Califor
nia, aged 19, a resident of Cerritos, and
Bettie Brady, a native of Texas, aged 21,
residing at Long Beach.
Jesse Boyd, a native of California,
aged 22, residing at Rivera, and Rosella
Edwards, also a native of California,
aged 19, residing at Downey.
A. L. Huestis, a native of New York,
aged 30, and Anna Del Foster, a native
of Illinois, aged 18, both residents of
Henri Pellissier, aged 22, and Mar
guerite Aphatie, aged 21, both natives
of France and residents of this city.
Jaspar N. Armstrong, a native of
Pennsylvania, aged 00, residing at Santa
Monica, and Mary Jane Denick, a
native of Indiana, aged 49, residing in
Mullen, Bluett 4 Co. wish you all a merry
Tho I.<>» Angeles Lumber Co.,
On San Pedro street, between Fourth and Filth
are selling best English Portland cement at
lowest prices ever known in this market.
Used in Millions of Hones— 40 Years the Standard.
How the Atlantic and Pacific
The History of Its Origin and
The Strikers Carried Every Point
The Officials Forced to Back Down—All
the Railroad Men Gave the
The following communication gives
an account of the recent strike of the
telegraph operators on the Atlantic and
Flagstaff, Ariz., Dec. 18, 1891.
Editors Herald: Reading the dif
ferent papers closely and finding so
many conflicting stories relative to the
dispatchers' and operators' strike on the
Atlantic and Pacific railroad, I thought
you might be pleased to publish a true
history of the trouble, therefore I take
the liberty to hand you the following
Some nine days ago word was sent to
the operators along the line of the At
lautic and Pacific railroad that J. C.
Muir and E. McCammon, train dis
patchers of the company, stationed at
Albuquerque, N. M., had been notified
by Mr. A. Smith, superintendent of
transportation, to retire irom the Order
of Railroad Telegraphers or leave the
service of the company. This request
being sent along the line from Albquer
que, N. M., tfie operators immediately
notified Messrs. Muir and McCammon
they would stand by them to the last.
Mr. Smith, upon learing this was the
case, decided to take no further steps in
the matter before conferring with higher
authorities,which was done. He referred
the matter to Mr. Gabel and the latter
gentleman referred the tame to Presi
dent Manvel, who decided in favor of
Mr. Smith. When this became known
a committee of the O. R. T., comprising
Mr. Muir, of Albuquerque, N. M.; Mr.
Gleason, of the Needles, Cal.; Mr. Sel
lers, of Ash Fork, Ariz., waited on Gen
eral Superintendent Gabel, on Satur
day, December 12th, 1891, and asked if
the request to withdraw from the order
implied that they would be discharged
in case they refused to comply. Mr.
Gabel gave tbe committee a letter over
his personal signature, of which the fol
lowing is a copy:
Office of General Superintendent,)
A. & P. R. R.,
Albuquerque, N. M., Dec. 12, '91. J
It. W. Seller.", Chairman Committee, city:
Dear Sir: Mr. Smith, our superin
tendent of transportation, handed me
this morning a statement from you set
ting forth that he had demanded from J.
C. Muir and Mr. E. McCammon, train
dispatchers of this coaipany, their re
tirement from the Order of Railway
Telegraphers, or they would be dis
charged. Mr. Smith's request to these
gentlemen to retire from this order was
authorized by mo, and Mr. Smith as
sures me that his request contemplated
no tiireat of discharge. While I would
prefer that all of our dispatchers would
not connect themselves with the O. R.
T., or any other order, for the reasons
explained to your committee, no dis
patcher, operator or any other employee
of this company, would be discharged
from our service solely because he is
connected with any order.
[Signed,] T. R. Gabel,
Mr. Gabel also explained that all of
the company's train men were members
of some order, and that the Atlantic aud
Pacific had as good aud an loyal a body
of men as could be found in the United
States. This appears to be perfectly
satisfactory so far as it goes, but that
there was a threat made agsinßt all op
erators and dispatchers who disobeyed
the request and remained in the Order
of Railroad Telegrapher-!, there is no
question. A request to leave the Order
of Railroad Telegraphers was timply a
polite way of informing them their ser
vices would not be further required.
The committee presented a schedule
of wages, rules and regulations, and de
manded that tho same be signed, and
gave the general superintendent until
Monday morning, December 14th, to
consider the matter.
Mr. Gabel replied that as the schedule
contpmplatsd an increase of salary ex
ceeding $700 per month, he did not feel
authorized to incur this expense without
first conferring with the Chicago office.
He opened correspondence immediately
with the Chicago officials, but a 9 the
matter was one of such increase, it neces
sarily required mature consideration;
this would take up considerable time in
the Chicago office. At 10 o'clock Mon
day morning the committee again called
upon Mr. Gabel for his final reply, and
were informed the matter would have
to be referred to President Manvel. The
committee replied that they would ex
pect a positive answer at 12 o'clock
noon. At 11:45 a.m. Mr. Gabel sent
for the committee and made another
plea for time to confer with his superior
officers; he said the greater part of the
schedule was satisfactory, but the money
consideration would have to be referred
to President Manvel, and requested
time. The committee, however, gave
him but 15 minutes to act, and promptly
at 12 o'clock noon the wires spread tho
news to quit. The reason that the
committee would not grant Mr. (label's
request for more time was the company
would be enabled to run in ''scabs" to
take the place of the striking operators
The schedule demanded is in brief as
follows : No man to be discharged with
out a fair and impartial trial, drunken
ness excepted; each and every man to
stand for promotion according to ability,
etc. Chief dispatchers to receive $150
per month, dispatchers $125, and oper
ators $80 for twelve hours' work and
Buffering from NERVOUS DEBILITY. LOST
or FAILING MANHOOD, INVOLUNTARY
EMISSIONS, IMPOTENCY, MENTAL WORRY,
PERSONAL WEAKNESS, LOSS OF MEMORY ,
DESPONDENCY, KIDNEY and BLADDER
TROUBLE, and all other diseases of mind and
body, produced by youthful follies and overin
dulgence, quickly and permanently cured by
ESSENCE OF LIFE!
THE GREAT YITALIZER.
PRICK t2 FEB BOTTLE
Or 6 bottles for *10, or ln pill form
at same price.
Call or write to
Dr. P. Steinhart,
S. SPRING ST.,
Los Angeles, - - - - Cal.
fU*~"All communications strictly confiden
tial and private. Consultation and advice free.
OFFICK HOUR-;: From 9 to 13, and 2 to
4: Kundays, 10 to 12; or on any evening by
pay for all overtime at the rate of 25
rents per hour, and at stations where
hut one operator (day) is employed and
he should be called to exceed three times
in one night, it shall constitute a whole
That the officials of the Atlantic and
Pacific did not expect a general walk-out
is certain, and that they met with a very
large surprise party is evident, as every
I operator from Mojave, California, to
i Albuquerque, New Mexico, left his in
-1 strument, and everything was at a
| standstill. The overland passenger
I trains from Los Angeles and Han Fran
cisco were sidetracked at Peach Springs,
I Arizona, and could not be moved as full
I trainß, but the operators did not at any
j time endeavor to obstruct the United
i States mail trains further than to de
[ mand that the mail cars be detached
from the balance of the train and pro
ceed, but owing to the fact that there
was no one who would take the responsi
bility, they remained at Peach Springs.
Tt must be remembered that it was
an impossibility for any official to re
ceive a message from any point on the
Atlantio and Pacific at any time during
the strike and in absence of instructions,
tiainmasters could not very well assume
At 5 o'clock p. m., Dec. 16th, 1891, it
was flashed over the wire from Albur
querque, N. M., that the O. R. T. had
won the fight and everything asked for
granted, and advised all operators to re
sume work, and within five minutes
from the time this notice was received
everything was moving, train orders be
ing sent, trains moving and in twenty
minutes no one would have known there
had been a general strike on the road.
This is a victory the O. R. T. should
be proud of, and "too much praise can
not be given the train men, engineers,
firemen, brakemen and switchmen on
the Atlantic and Pacific, who stood
firmly by the O. R. T., refusing to move
anything but the U. S. mail, refusing to
take train orders from ''scab" dispatch
ers and operators. In fact, these dif
ferent lodges held union meetings from
Needles, California, to Albuquerque,
N. M., and officially expressed them
selves in full sympathy with the strik
ing dispatchers and oppratcrs. Put for
this powerful assistance the strike would
have been longer in progress and been
doubtful as to outcome. The O. R. T.
also had full public sympathy, and had
the company attempted to run in
"scabs"it would certainly have fared very
badly with them. I herewith append
copy of messages sent during the strike,
but if published would request signa
tures be omitted if you deem it not nec
essary to publish them. They will
prove that all sympathy was with the
operators from start to tinish, and if the
operators striking on the Southern
Pacific were as well organized, as those
on tbe A. and P. there would be no ques
tion as to the outcome.
Here follows a number of telegrams
showing that tho conductors, engineers,
firemen, brakemen, all joined in the
strike and refused to move trains while
it was pending.
Drunkenness and the craving for liquor ban
ished by a dose of Simmons Liver Regulator.
Pi I OK
Sick-headaches are tho outward iudk aliens
of derouscraontS ot the stomach and bowels.
As Joy's Vegetable Sarsaparilla fs tho oniy
bowel rejulatluj preparation of Sarsnpiu'jlla,
:t Is sx:\ why it is tho only appropriato
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opvr.jpiiatc; It is o:i absolute, cure. Altera
course of it an occasional doso at intervals
Will forever after prevent return.
Jno *I. Cor., of 7"3 Turk Street, Ban Fran
<!sro, writes: "I havo been troubled v.itu
attacks of slck-hcadacho for tho last thrco
years irom e::o t y Circa times a week. Soma
time a;;o I bought two bottlos of Joy's Vcge
tatjo Sarsaparilla and havo only had one
Attack since aud that was ou the second day
after I began using It."
oJUy v Saisaporilia
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125 S. SPRING ST.,
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-3 OF ALL THE
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SALE COMMENCES AT 11:30 O'CLOCK, A. M.
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N. B.—looo head of shorthorn cattle, 500 of which are in pasture adjacent to
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JAS. GILBERT, Manager.
12-16 7t E. W. NOYES, Auctioneer.
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sH - I Lv Neckwear, Smoking; Jackets arid Gowns,
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