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TO SIMPLY MADE A REPORT.
Tho Water Committee Make No
Proceedings Yesterday at the City
Council Meeting 1 .
A Long Discussion About the Water
DonoAbont the Saloons.
The city council transacted more im
portant business yesterday than it haa
for several weeka. The session took np
almost tbe entire day.
Tbe water supply committee reported
without recommendation upon the prop
osition submitted to the oity by the
owners of the plant of the Oity Water
The requisitions for tbe printing of
saloon regulations aa aaked by tbe police
commissioners, were brought up but
dropped like a hot potato.
Tbe ordinance regulating the licensing
of cironeea waa finally adopted.
All members were present, President
Teed having returned after an absence
in tbe eaat of three weeks.
Other matters, among which waa tbe
licenae of merchants and ahopkeepera,
were discussed and passed upon aa fol
THE WATER QUESTION.
Tbe water committee who have been
looking to the purchase of the water
plant, reported aa follows:
We, your water committee, beg leave
to report that we have been in consulta
tion with the representatives of the City
Water company, during tbe past week
for the purpose of obtaining the price at
whic i they are willing to sell to the city
all the property of the City Water Gain-,
pany'e plants, and as a result of thia
conletence we haveobtained from Mesßrs
Peirce and Shaffer a proposition which
we herewith present.
The proposition already published waa,
road. It asked that $3,400,000 be paid
for the plant.
Ou motion of Mr. Rhodes the matter
waa referred to the committe of tbe
WHAT THE COMPANY OWNS.
The exhibit of property aa presented
in the list shows the lollowing details:
The memorandum of cast iron pipe on
hand October 6, 1893, shows 4«2 , s, 1 tons,
the aize varying irom 4 to 10 inches.
Sheet iron pipe 1295 feet, from 8 to 30
inches in diameter; 8 tons of cast iron
fittings. Seventy-three water gates,
from 3 to 22 inches.
L'etof prooerty of the City Water
company und corporations it controls:
Ahont Z% acres, bounded north and
east by city lands; a lot northeast corner
of Alameda and Marchesaault street,
!i.")vW() feet; one acre in Mullally's addi
tion •.Villi SDrings of water and pump
etation; in Florence tract, two lota; De
Soto tract, five lota; reservoir, machin
ery, tools, engines, boilera, pumpa,
water wheels, pipee, fittings an£ sup
plier on hand, office fixtures, wagons,
horaea, harness, etc.
The franchises owned or controlled by
it to distribute water throughout thia
city. That all (he street mains in the
city are owned by the company, includ
ing the water system, water mains,
pipes, fitting* and connectiona now laid
through the atreeta. Fire hydrants and
Crystal Springs Land and Water Com
pany—ln Ivanhoe 7>fc acreß as reservoir
site; rights of way in Feliz rancho from
Crystal Springs, including vitrified pipe
lines from gate bouse; from gate house
to distributing reservoir, rights of way,
tunnels, brick and concrete, wood and
iron conduits : 30 acres of water land:in
Feliz and 21 acres in San Rafael rancho;
springe of water, water rights, riparian,
appropriation, percolation, water "as
above estimated at 3000 miner's inches.
Arroyo Secco system, rights to de
velop water in any manner, build reser
voirs, rights of way over 1572 acres. All
springs of water, water courses, water
channels, water rights, water flowing
therein in San Rafael rancho.
Citizens' Water Company—Ten acres
in lvauh ;e reeeivoir cite, two lotß, two
town lots, 40 acreß in Los Feliz and Lick
trrcts, lot in Augusta Heigbta tract, one
aero near Sietera' Hospital, 12 lota in
Victor Heights tract, one lot near Pearl
and College etreete, two lota in Ange-
It So Heights tract, undivided intereat of
lot or, Grange atreet reservoir, two en
gines aud four pumps.
SEWER COMMITTEE REPORT.
The eewer committee reported recom
mending that all bida for the sewering
ol Union avenue, between Firat and
Templs etreete, be rejected, and that
the cletk he instructed to readvertiae
for new bida. Adopted.
The reoort aito recommended that
bidb be advertised ior the furniahing of
1200 barrels ol cement. Adopted.
BOARD GF HEALTH.
The city board of health reported that
at a meeting of the board last week, the
council waa recommended to place pub
lic urinals on the vacant lot next the
city hall, at the plaza and in Central
park. Referred to tho sewer committee.
CITY CLSRK'S REPORT.
The report of the city clerk showed
the collection ol $25.05, petty casb. Alao
asked whether the council wished an
additional requisition for an extra
amount to have the ordiuance map re
corded. Tbe original requisition of $50
was not enough for the work, the sum
of $98 70 being tho amount required.
Referred to the finance committee.
WATER overseer's report.
The water overseer reported calling
attention to the leakage of the pipe re
cently put iv across Alameda street at
Sixteenth etreet by the Southern Pacific
company, and recommending that some
action he taken to have tbe company
put the same iv condition at once.
CITY TREASURER'S REPORT.
The report of Crty Treasurer Shoul
tera for September showed amount on
hand .September 1, $300,738.68; received
during the month, $104,771 11; total,
$4iio ,V.,9 7.i Disbursements during the
mrrtnh, $139.530 81; balance October 1,
BOARD ON PUBLIC WORKS.
Tho report of tho hoard of public
worka was adopted, us published in tbe
Herald Saturday, with tbe following
Petitions of W. E. Do Groot, asking
the council to establish grades on Dora.
c,. _ r .;_ ol ~
rbU ,ivnq,.iu, uuolUinu, V 16W
streotß. were referred back to the board
of public works.
Petition of Joseph Lougheed asking'
council to dimegtud a former petition to
huve Union avenue graded between
Hoover and Washington streets, asking
the work to bo done by private contract.
Referred bnck to the board of public
sition of K. E. Chase protesting
against tho improvement of Brooklyn
and Michigan avenues was laid over.
POLICE JL'DOI! REPORTS.
Police Judgo Austin reported the col
lection of $85.60 petty cash during tbo
month of -September.
Tho clerk of tho police court reported
the collection of Jtio.B7 as fines during
the month of September.
TAX COI.LECTC. It's REPORTS.
The city tax collector's report showed
the collection of licenses for the month
of September amounting to $13,505.
ZANJA committee's rkport.
The zanja committee reported recom
mending that tbe water overseer pot in
good condition the zanja pipe on Lake
Shore avonue, as per petition of John
Charters and the Old Mission Land and
Water company. Adopted.
city engineer's report.
The city engineer reported tbat the
street now called Well street, between
Seventh and Eighth streets, is called
both Wall etreet and Myrtle avenue,
and recommended that an ordinance be
passed marking the name Myrtle avenue
for the entire length. Adopted.
He reported that the total length of
tbe change of grading of Burlington ave
nue, between Ocean View and Arnold
atreet, ia 604 (est; the petition representi
750 feet, and upon examination found
that tbe name of E L. Belts, 78k feet,
haa been signed by E. 0. 8., presumably
E..D. Betta,and If. A.Pinney. Deduct
ing that, the petitioners lack 285 0 feet
of a majority. Referred to the board of
Recommended tbat before tbe change
of grade of Burlington avenue, between
Court and Temple streets, is made, tbe
intersection of these streets ahould be
rained one foot. Petition aßking change
of grade denied.
ORDINANCES OF INTENTION.
The fallowing ordinances of intention,
with one exception, were passed:
To grade, gravel and construct a red
wood curb on Hellman .street, fiom the
south line of Downey avenue to the
north line of Hawkins etreet, repealing
ordinance conflicting therewith.
To grade, gravel and construct ft cement
curb on Trenton street, from ehe south
line of Eleventh etreet to Pico street.
To construct a cement walk on tbe
south side of First etreet, from the First
street bridge approach to Boyle avenue.
Laid over for two weeks.
To establish the grade of lngraham
street, from Witmer to Lucae avenue.
To establish tbe grade of Turner etreet,
from Vignea street to a point 250 feet
from Center street.
To establish the grade of Star street,
from Pico to Sixteenth.
CITY attorney's RgrORT.
In the matter of the appointment of
the street superintendent of inspectors
on etreet work done under the provis
ions of the general street law, I am of
the opinion that tbe atreet auperintend
ent may employ inspectors at euch price
as he may fix, not exceeding $4 per day
as provided in aaid law.
I have prepared and delivered to John
Gaoelli a contract for laying a 22-inch
cement pipe across Washington atreet
and Central avenue, aa inatructed.
I have prepared and herewith present
tbe following ordinances:
An ordinance providing nine addi
tional patrolmen. Adopted.
An ordinance changing the. name of
Sixth street park to Central park.
Adopted, si [ IS q „ 9U^U tM , ~
An ordinance appointing gommieaion
era for widening First atreet. In this
ordinance the uoiuui.ieeiouere who bad
thia work tn charge before are named
for the reason that having done tbe
work before and being familiar with thia
property, and having heretofore estim
ated the damage* and benefits for thia
same work tbey- can perform the work
at leee expense. Adopted.
Under your written directions to pre
sent an ordinance repealing all ordi
nances pertaining to the licensing of
merchants and shopkeepers, I have re
written the licenae ordinance and all ita
amendments, leavingout merchants and
I have aiso incorporated in said ordi
nance the change in regard to circuses,
aa directed by you.
The circus ordinance wae referred to
the finance committee, who reported In
the. afternoon, recommending its adop
tion, which waß done.
RATE OF LICENSE.
The licence was fixed at $500 and $100
per day, the targer amount being for cir
cuses of over 2000 seating capacity. An
important amendment was adopted, tbat
the admission fee should not exceed 50
cents in cases of $100 licenses.
THE OCCUPATION LICSNSB.
Considerable discussion arose over the
ordinance repealing all ordinances re
lating to tbe licensing of merchants and
Dr. Campbell said it was a question of
reducing $21,000 revenue of the city.
Mr. Nickel 1 made a strong appeal for
tbe passage of the ordinance, claiming
that it is an injustice, especially to the
shopkeepers. He was in favor of rais
ing by other means an equivalent of the
revenue thus cut off.
Mr. Gaffey, while he had not studied
the matter, said it wasof the highest im
portance and should be carefully con
The matter was referred.
THAT SALOON REQUISITION.
The supply committee reported upon
numerous requisitions. When the two
requisitions from tne chief of police
were read they were objected to by Mr.
Strohm and laid aside until after others
bad been passed upon. When they
came up for approval Mr. Rhodes moved
the requisitions be allowed. Consider
able objection was raised as to the grant
ing of two requisitions seemingly for the
Mr. Munson moved to amend tbe mo
tion by allowing a requisition for $10 to
print all rules of the saloon regulations.
Mr. Gaffey SRid that the making out
of two requisitions was evidently an er
ror on the part of the person making
out tho requisition and should be
merged into one.
Mr. Strohm changed the subject by
asking if the council was responsible
for the action of tb3 police commission.
lie was answered in the negative.
Mr. Innes moved an amendment that
both requisitions be referred to the sup
ply committee again.
Mr. Munßon aaid that some of the
councilmen claim that ono of the requi
sitions isa duplicate of the other, so he
was in favor of approving the one and
referring the other:
Rhodes: "We want a report on this
thing today.'" 1 ssssssj
"The committee will report this after
noon if the council so dosireß," said Mr.
The motion of Mr. Innes that the
LOS ANGELES HERALD. TUESDAY MORNTNG, OCTOBER 10, 1893.
matter ho referred waa then put and
In the afternoon the supply commit
tee made no effort to bring tho matter
ABOUT TOBnar ALARM.
The requisitions ot the electrician for
work on the fire alarm system were re
ferred hack to tho fire commissioners
Mr. Strohm remarked that Electrician
Thyo, in whose favor the requieitiona
wero made out, doea but little work and
goes around town as finely dressed aa
anybody, though what connection thia
had with tbe bills in queation failed to
Requieitiona for directories for city
officials were referred hack to the sup
Theee books had bean purchased by
city officials on no other than their own
authority, at which some of the council
The following bide were received:
For tbe grading of Bridgo atreet, John
Redman, for $3 35 per lineal foot, ce
ment sidewalk 14 cents; Baldwin & Mc-
Combs, $2.42 per lineal foot, curb 20
centa, sidewalk (per equare foot) 15,'.
for tho grading of Bailey atreet, Jamea
For riprapping tbe Los Angelas river:
Grant Bros., 22 cents per cubic foot,
material to be of granite; filling, 15
centa per cubic yard ; M. Zitrotti. $4.68
per cubic yard; filling, 20 centa per
cubic yard ; Mux H. French, complete,
$9.47 per lineal foot; Fred T. Perrie, 10
centa per cubic foot; filling, 17 cents per
cubic yard; B. A. Krnntall. 20 cents per
cubic yard; filling, 18 cents per cubic
Referred'to the board of public works,
who reported in the afternoon.
Fred T. Perria waa given tbe contract
for the levee, to be aa long aa the city
may direct, and Grant Bros, were
awarded the contract ior tbe earth fill
ing. Bonda and contracts of each were
The bond and contract of John Ge
nelli, for improvements, were approved.
FIRST STREET WIDENING.
The draft of an ordinance wae read de
claring that tbe public intereat and con
venience ol tbe people oi tbe city of
Loa Angelea require the widening of
Firet atreet between Main and Loa An
gelea atreeta, describing the land to be
taken therefor, and defining the dietrict
to be benefitted and to be aseeaaed to
pay tbe coat of aaid improvement.
The ordinance waa passed.
ABOUT GRADING STREETS.
The etreet auperintendent reported
work done by men and teams on tbe
atreeta. Mr. Munson pointed out the
fact that the coat of gravel for the
streets ie entirely too high, averaging
about $2 a day.
Mr. Galley moved that the board of
public worls be instructed to investigate
tbe matter of tbe purchase of gravel,
and report a remedy for tbe preaent ex
orbitant expenses of the aame. Adopted.
CUTTING OF SHADE TREES.
Mr. Gaffey aaid that aince the police
department ha* power to cut Bhade
treea, and that aince complaints are
numerous, the power should be placed
with the park commission.
Mr. Munaon agreed wi.h Mr. Gaffey
regarding the matter.
Some thought lt a matter for the
policemen to look out for.
Mr. limes Baid a policeman in hia
vicinity ie a good authority on that sub
"That's *■ accident," aaid Mr. Gaffey.
The matter waa referred to the board
of public works to be investigated.
UNION AVENUE IMPROVEMENT.
The draft of an ordinance giving prop
erty owners permission to improve a
portion of Union avenue by private con
tract was read and referred back to tbe
board of public works to preeent tbe
necessary specifications for doing said
Mr. Teed presented special specifica
tions for grading Union avenue.
On motion of Mr, Strohm the street
superintendent was instructed to have
Second street, from Loa Angeles to Ala
meda, swept three times a week.
Mr. Campbell moved that tbe city
clerk be instructed to advertise for pro
posals for the construction of a brick cul
vert across Boyle avenue fill, and tbat
bids be received up to 11 o'clock, Octo
ber 16, 1893.
Mr. Nickell moved that tbe street
auperintendent be instructed to preaent
an eetimate of the coat of lowering Main
etreet bet-.veen Ninth and Fourteenth
atreeta to grade before aaid work aa
ordered by tbe council at a previous
Mr. Teed moved that the atreet super
intendent be instructed to clean out tbe
gutters on Main Btreet from Pico to
Washington street. Adopted.
Mr. Nickell moved tbat the street
superintendent be instructed to give
Main street tbe same consideration
and attention that he gives other streets.
On motion of Mr. Strohm, the city
engineer was instructed to prepare an
ordinance of intention to grade, gravel
and curb Omar street between Third
and Fourth, and cement sidewalk on
tbe east side, according to specifica
tions Nob. 5 and 12.
On motion of Mr. Peesell, tho street
superintendent was instructed to repair
the bridge crossing the zanja on Eaat
On motion ot Mr. Munson, the city
engineer was instructed to preeent a
plan to protect the property owners on
Flower street near Fifth and Hope
streets and from Fifth to Seventh etreets
from storm water.
Mr. Munson moved that the etreet
superintendent be instructed to put in
wood culvert across First atreet on east
aide of Grand avenue. Alao that atreet
auperintendent clean the weeds and rub
bish o.i tbe north side of Seventh street,
west of Pearl atreet. Carried.
SEWER SECTIONS COMPLETED.
City engineer recommended tbat the
final demand be i paid of Mackey &
Young for section No. 5, and Hughes &
Mayer for section No. 8 of the outfall
sewer, and tbat Said sections be accepted
by the council. Referred to the sewer
A BRICK CONDUIT.
The city engineer presented specifica
tions for a brick conduit through fill
on Boyle avenue across Hollenbeck ar
royo, which were read and adopted and
ordered placed on file in tbe clerk's of*
On motion of Mr. Pessell proceedings
were ordered abandoned for side walking
Central avenue between Fourteenth and
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The Southern Pacific wilway company
was granted an extension of sixty days
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in which to construct their double track
along the right of way granted some
time ago. Granted.
Tbe superintendent ef street sprink
ling asked that a committee be ap
pointed to investigate the tank on San
Fernando road, as the water is stopped.
Referred to the committee on water sup
Tbe ordinance regarding Prospect
drive was referred to the board of public
On motion o f Mr. Nickell, the street
superintendent was directed to report
the cost of the chain-gang work. He
said it averages $25 a day, and the work
tbe gang doea can be let for abont half
Mr. Peaael moved that the proceed
ings be abandoned for aidewalking Cen
tral avenue, between Fourteenth street
and Pico Btreet on the payment of all ex
penses incurred. Carried.
STREET NAMES TO BE CHANGED.
Mr. Feesel moved that the name of
Adaline street be changed to Twenty
first street and that tbe name of Pan
dora etreet be changed to Twenty-second
street and that the name of 'Alexander
Btreet be changed to Twenty-third
street. Tbe motion was adopted and the
city attorney instructed to present tbe
necessary ordinance of intention.
FRTITIONS AND PROTESTS.
Petition from B. Langdon, asking
permission to stand his peanut cart in
front of Ebinger'a store, was referred
to the chief of police.
FromO. W. Shafer, asking an exten
sion of time for tbe improvement of
Thirty-second street. Granted.
From Abbott Kinney, offering to do
nate property for widening of Union
From Gray Bros., asking 30 days, more
time to complete Bidowalks on First
street, between Boyle and Evergreen
From V. 0. Lewis and others, protest
ing against laying cement walks on
Flower street, between Seventh and
From D, A. Kaghen, asking permis
sion to connect property in West Los
Angeles with maia line of ontfall sever.
From A. S. Robbins and others, ask
ing for an ordinance vacating and aban
doning all parts of Figneroa street be
tween Sixth and Pico streets, as property
has been improved tbere on the as
sumption that Figueroa street was never
laid out between those points.
From W. Eaton, representing 276 feet
on Alameda street, between Third and
Shearer, protesting against building
sewer on Alameda street. Also pro
test of Mra. Frank and others against
From County Clerk Ward calling at
tention to the necessity of a fire hydrant
in the vicinity of the couuty hospital
From J. Murieta, asking rebate of
From G. A. Mensch, offering $25 for
lease of lot in Fort Hill tract for a lunch
From Mrs. C. S. McKeon, asking can
cellation of tax sales.
From T. J. Moore, asking to withdraw
name from petition for changing grade
of Burlington avenue between Court
and Temple streets, alleging tbat be
signed through misrepresentation.
From E. Bouton and others, asking
abandonment of four feet on each side
of Adobe street, between College and
Bernard to avoid cutting into private
From William Rector, for tax re
From August Schmidt, asking ex
emption from assessment for new
sewer in Hill district, as he is already
connected with the Seventh ntrAAt
From Ben L. Bear, J. W. Bowler and
others, asking for tbe removal of stench
constantly arising from the old swamp
between Lomitas and Lake Shore avenue
aad Temple and Bellevae avenue and
reeervoir No. 4.
All of tbe petitions were referred to
the respective committees.
BRADBBER & FERRIS,
Architects and Builders ot Their Own
J. H. Bradbeer and Walter Ferris, two
well known and successful architects of
this city, formed a copartnership last
August, and now transact businest under
the name ot Bradbeer & Ferris, with
offices at 132 South Broadway, rooms 19
Messrs. Bradbe3r aud Ferr is are well
known in this city and community, and
rank among the first artists in their
profession. Mr. Bradbeer, the senior
member of the firm, has for come years
stood at the head of bis profession in
Los Angeles, though probably not so
long identified with the city's growth as
his partner, Mr. Ferris, who has resided
amongst us for over seven years, having
come from San Francisco to assist in tbe
design of the Bradbury residence, and
his skill as a more than ordinary
draughtsman is universally acknowl
edged, as tbe many local beautiful and
artistic residences designed by him si
lently testify. The following are a few :
E. F. 0. Klokke'e, the Capen residence,
W. F. Johnson's and Henderson's, on
Adams Btreet, the Salisbury, on the
corner of Hoover and Twenty-seventh
streets, and R. A. Howell's, on West
Hut-bank & linker.
Thia firm ia compoaed of Amos L.
Burbank and Eugene V. Baker, two
very active and rtliable young men.
They conduct a real estate, fire inanr
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Thirty dollars allowed for old Davis
eewing machines. Diop postal card to
128 South Main street.
"AND THE CAT CAME BACK."
The Flacky City Auditor Again Returns
the Junketing* Demand.
City Auditor Teale yesterday sent the
following to the board of library direct
"Herewith I again return the demand
of Tessa L. Kelso amounting to (200 for
expenses to the world's congress of
librarians, without my approval.
"Section 215 of the city charter reads
" 'No demand can be approved by
any board or office, audited or paid, un
less it specify each several item with the
date and amount thereof.'
"Yon have not complied with the
above section and you cannot expect me
to audit this demand until yon do com
ply with the charter. Furthermore, I
do not believe this to be a legal de
Valuable Hooks Free.
Subscribers to the Herald who aend
a postal card and mention this
paper are entitled to the following
free booke: Table and Kitchen, an ex
cellent receipt book, address Dr. Price
Baking Powder company, Chicago, 111.;
Miss Parloa's Cook Book, address
Dauchy & Co.. 27 Park Place, New York.
A receipt book showing latest receipts
I for making jams, jellies, preserves and
picklea, can be had by sending a two
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Mass. A 2-cent statup sent to Dr. Kendall
company, Enoeburg Falls, Vt., will
bring a work on the horse and his die- i
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H. E. Bucklin & Co., Chicago, 111., will
bring a book worth $1, showing all the
buildings of the world's fair and many
of tbe exhibita. Ten cents (coin or pos
tal order) Bent to the Amnrir-an Farms* ;
compauy, Springfield, 0., will bring for ■
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