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BEING EXAMINED FOR FELONY.
Engineer Patterson Accused oi
Assault to Murder.
Story of the Firing: Upon the Santa
Engineer Martin the Man Who Wat Shot
at—A ltow in Court Between
the Attorney! ou
The preliminary examination of En
gineer Henry Pattereon occupied the
whole of yeaterday in City Justice Sea
man's court. Patterson waa arreßtod on
tbe night of Jnly 12 on a charge of shoot
ing at Enginser J. C. Martin on the
Santa Barbara train, about two miles
north of tbe city.
The court room was crowded with all
sizes, colors and conditions of people,
anxious to see the man accused of so
heinous a crime as firing upon a railroad
train, and that, too, during the greatest
♦strike the country baa ever esen.
Tbe prosecution has so far produced
only circumstantial evidence, bnt It
looks a little equally for Mr. Patterson.
The defense announced at the outset of
the examination that it would probably
hove no witnesßea, nnd all thoee eworn
yesterday were for the proaecution.
The people were represented by Dep
uty Diatrict Attorneys Daviß and Rush,
assisted by Walter Traak, for the South
ern I'acitio Railway company, while
Judge Ling and Horace Appel were
counsel ior the defendant.
At the opening of the court Attorney
Appel read a demurrer in which he al
leged that the complniut wns faulty in
tbat it charged two offenses—an assault
upon J. C. Martin and m r.ssar.lt upon
A. W. Hall, Martin's fireman. He
moved that the demurrer be auatained
on thoee grounds, and presented author
ities on the subject. Attorney Ling,
nleo for the defense, stated that if tbe
complaint had charged an aßeault with
a deadly weapon upon one J. C. Martin,
and at the aame timo and place an ae
sault upon one A. W. Hali, thero would
be no fault. He averred that such a
complaint wonld not hold good as a baais
for an indictment or information.
Deputy District Attorney Rush said
that it might not be effective in an in
dictment or an information, but this
was a hearing to see whether "an" of
fense has been committed—not "the"
otfenße charged in the complaint.
Attorney Appel, in a flowery pitch of
eloquence, advocated the sustaining of
the demurrer, but the court overruled
it, and the examination waa begun.
.Engineer Martin, one of the men npon
whom tbe assault was alleged to have
been committed, was the firat witneaa
called by the prosecution. He testified
to having known the defendant Fatter
eon seven years. On the evening of
July 12th, bo stated, he was engineer of
the Santa Barbara train, No. 27. On
that night, when the train was near the
north switch, a shot was discharged,
the bullets taking effect directly in front
of him, in the engine's cab. The train
waa running about 18 miles au
hour, the usual speed having been lea
dened at tbat point. Martin saw the
iiasb of the gun, a little in the rear of
hita, on tho righthand side of the en
gine and trunk. The shot struck the
aide window directly in front of him,
eight or 10 inches from hia body, just
above hie hips. He found a buckshot
and some birdshot imbedded in tbe
window frame, ife identified tbe shots,
wbich were exhibited to tbe court. He
thought the sbota were fired at a dis
tance of 25 or 30 feet.
An exciting episode took place when
the attorneys ior the defenao asked that
the bullets be marked aa an exhibit.
District Attorney Davis made some
remark about tho introduction oi the
bullets ac an exhibit at tbia point, when
Attorney Appel referred to an alleged
attempt on the part of the proaecution
to euppress the evidence.
Mr. Davis became frenzied with anger,
and arising, faced Appel. He denied
emphatically that there bad been any
attempt to suppress evidence, and
seemed anxious to emphasize hia asser
tion by force. Appel, too, waxed wroth
and claimed tbat Davis had insulted
A fisticuff seemed imminent, when
Attorney Trask ior the proaecution arose
between the angered lawyers and said
euch proceedings were a disgraoe to the
court. Thia bad a tendency to poor oil
on tbe troubled waters, and the angered
gentlemen resumed their seats.
Deputy District Attorney Hush arose
and suggeated tbat if the attorneys on
both eidea would be more careful in in
terrupting each other, there would be
no trouble, and referrod to the defend
ant's attorneys aa having tried to be
Mr. Ling answered him by saying that
he waß deoidedly tired ot being lectured
by the district attorney's office, and be
didn't propose to listen to it any longer.
Mr. Martin was then excused by the
prosecution andT. H. White,a draughts
man, was called to show the distances ami
premises where the Bbooting took place,
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which he explained by a map. The
witness, upon croaß-examination, testi
fied that he made tho map from figures
given bim, and not altogether from per
sonal observation. Attorney Appel so
closely questioned the witness that he
would not Bwear the map was correct,
but stated that be left out several
clusters oi trees, whistle pott, fences,
The attorneys for the defense moved
to dispense 'vith the map on the ground
of its incorrectneaa, but the court re
served decision until the prosecution
could bave opportunity to prove its com
petency and correctness.
An adjournment waß then taken nntil
When conrt was convened at 2 p. m.
Engineer Martin waa recalled by the
prosecution. He testified as to the dis
tances from where the shot waa fired
and where glass wea found on tho track
which waa knocked from tne cab by the
shot. He said he did not stop bis train
until it had croaaed the river. He saw
no one shoot, but caw that the shot was
fired irom the shadow oi a cluster oi
Upon croas-examination tbe witness
stated tbat the crew on tho train that
night wae Conductor Hartell, Fireman
Hall, Brakeman W. A. Brown and Bag
gageman Fowler. He testified that he
waa not "keeping cases" on the number
of whistling posts, when asked by Attor
ney Ling. The attorney protested to
tbo conrt "against the interruption of a
hired lawyer," meaning Traak, who rep
resented tbe Southern Pacific railway.
Thero wae quite a spat between Ling
and Traak over tbe manuer of question
ing tbe witnesses, but nftsr msttera
quieted down Attorney Ling attempted
to prove by Martin tbat he waa aitting
in such a position in the cab that be
conld not ccc tbe flash of the gun. Mar
tin eaid it was impossible to tell the
number of persons with wnom he bad
convereed concerning tbe shooting. He
could not teatify ac to whether a man
named Archibald was tbe one who fired
at him that night. He hadn't seen
Archibald for over a year; had formerly
known him at Santa Barbara.
Conductor J. E. Hartell testified that
he bad known the defendant Patterson
for eeveral years. Witness waa on the
train that night. He was standing on
the Iront platlorm of the front coach,
wbich was next to the engine. He caw
the flash of the gun aud the man who
evidently fired the shot. The train con
tinued until it reached tbo river, where
it stopped, and he notified Police Officer
Woodward that the train had been tired
upon. He did not know where the ahot
struck until his train got into the
yarde. lie ewore that the train was not
running over eight milea an hour.
Judge Senman granted a motion of
Attorney Ling for the defenae striking
out evidence showing the difficulty ex
isting between the A. R. U. and the
Southern Pacific Railway company.
On cross examination Conductor Har
tell said he had no feeling regarding the
strike, hut hod a feeling against come of
the A. R. U. because they called him a
"scab." He had no ill feeling against
the deiendant Patteraon. He was pos
itive he saw the flash, the man and the
Officer Woodward, who arrested Pat
teraon near the scene of tbe shooting,
was called to the Btand by the peoplo
and questioned by Attorney Trask. He
flagged the train so as to allow the sol
dierß to got aboard to eecort the train
into the city. Conductor Hartell told
him that the train had been fired npon,
an he mounted hie horse and wont to
the scone half a mile north. Ho met
Patterson in a buggy in tbo act of driv
ing through the trees and placed him
under arreßt. Ho took him
back toward town, meeting Dep
uty United States Marshal
Benedict, who placed two deputies in
charge of tbe prisoner aud took him to
the jail. Cartridges were found in Pat
terson's pocket. On going back to the
scene Officer Woodward found a shot
gun which was producod in evidence.
He Bwore that he aaw no one elae at tho
soene but caw a man and woman on tho
At tbie juncture, it being 5 o'clock,
Judge Seaman announced an adjourn
ment until 9:30 o'clock this morning,
when numerous other witnesses will be
hoard and the examination probably
TOO MUCH DRINK.
It Remits ln £>. It. Gray Being Placed
For the first time in many moons
Prof. J. I. Hill of Norwalk got his face
slapned yesterday afternoon. Mr. Hill
was in no wise to blame, and hia assail
ant was promptly landed in jail.
The trouble occurred about 1 o'clock
at First and Spring streets. A man
named D. B. Gray, while drunk, was
wandering aimlessly through the pas
sing throng and insulting nearly every
one who happened to pass.
Mr. Hill came along when the intoxi
cated individual struck him a severe
blow. He attempted to chastise others
when Officer Benedict grabbed him by
the shoulder and started him toward the
Gray struck the officer several severe
blowß but was finally placed iv a cell
and booked for drunkenness and for dis
turbing the peace.
CHRIS HARGITT JAILED.
Re Said His Friend Was Crazy—An Un
paid Board Bill.
Chris L. Hargitt has gotten himself
into more trouble. He landed in the
oity prison yesterday morning, charged
with a misdemeanor.
Hargitt went to the Voas house, on
North Main Btreet, thenight before with
an old man named Joe Meyers, whom
he claimed was insane. He represented
himself to ba a deputy sherifl and want
ed tbe proprietor to keep tbem over
night. Yesterday morning he was to
take Meyers to tbe Highlands asylum.
When the two Btarted to leave the
hotel the proprietor demanded tho dues,
but met with a refusal. Officer Conley
was called in and took both Hargitt and
Meyers to the station. Meyers was
booked for medical treatment. HargiU
will be prosecuted for disturbing tbe
A horse kicked H. S. Sbafer, of the
Freemyor House, Middleburg, N. V., on
tbe knee, which laid him np in bed and
caused the knee joint to become stiff. A
friend recommended him to use Cham
berlain's Pain Balm, which he did, and
in two days was able to he around. Mr.
Sbafer has recommended it to many
others and Bays it is excellent lor any
kind of a bruise or sprain. This same
remedy is also famous for its cures of
rheumatism. For sale by Off & Vaughn,
Fourth and Spring atreet, C. F. Heluze
man, 222 North Main street.
At 220 South Spring street, Smith's
Dandruff Pomade, cure cure for dan
druff and falling hair. Evory bottle
guaranteed to give satiefaction or money
refnnded. By H. M. Sale & Co.
LOS ANGELES HERALD* SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 21, 1894.
THEY ARE READY FOR BUSINESS
Democrats Arrange for Their
Caucuses to Be Held on the 4th of
The Convention to Be Called tor Angnlt
14th — Reaolntlons Adopted.
Polatt of tbe Dlt
The Democratio county central com
mittee, 'inrauant to call oi its chairman,
met yesterday morning at the new Tur
ner ball for the purpose of arranging for
tbe county convention to elect delegates
to the state and congressional conven
tions, and to transact such other busi
ness aa might properly come before it.
Tho gathering oi the faithful was
large and representative. Chairman C.
F. A. Last called the meeting to order
at 11:30 o'clock, and stated that the de
lay in the proceedings waa due to the
absence oi the secretary, Henry Wilson,
who was detained on account of the ill
ness of his brother, but that he had
sent for the booka of the committee, and
as soon as tbey arrived a temporary
secretary could be elected and the busi
ness of the committee proceed.
Then John W. Mitchell of Cahuenga
suggeated that while waiting ior the
books it would be a fit introduction to
the deliberationa of tho repreeedtative
body of the Democratic organization in
tbia county to have read the letter of
."resident Cleveland to Congressman
Wilson, ' which waa read in congresa
yesterday. He was sure it would en
courage all good Democrats in their ad
herence to the party and sus
tain their faith in the preservation
of its principles. J. Marion Brooks
opposed the reading of tbe letter, and
moved tbat Ita reading be dispensed
with, as he was Bure everybody there
had read it. The motion was rejected,
and the letter was read by Mr. Mitchell
in the same effective style that he has
read the platforms oi the party at the
conventions of recent years.
Mr. Charles A. Bell was then eleoted
temporary secretary, and the chairman
announced the purpose of the meeting,
which waa to make a call for the pri
mary elections and provide for holding
tho convention to elect delegates to the
state and congressional conventions.
Mr. Brooks offered a set of resolutions
to govern the primary elections, and
supported bis proposition with a spirited
spesoh. The resolutions were as fallows:
Reßolved, That tbe manner of holding
the election for delegates to tbe county
convention shall, in all incorporated
cities and towns, be held by precinct
caucuses by the meeting of the Demo
cratio electors of aaid precincts at some
place to be designated by aaid commit
tee, at the hour of 7 :30 p.m., of tbe Baid
4th of August, and close at 9:30 p.m. on
That the organization of the said cau
cus ahall be by tbe member of tbe Dem
ocratio county central committee for (he
said respective precinct, who ahall pre
side over said caucus, and in caae there
is no member of the Democratic com
mittee present, then the Democratio
electors present shall elect a chairman
of said preciuct caucus, who shall pre
side at eaid meeting, and said precinct
caucus shall elect a secretary oi eaid
meeting, end also two judges, wbo, with
tho chairman of said meeting, shall con
duct all the proceedings of said caucus.
That said cuucub meeting Bhall re
main open for the purpose ol receiving
votes until the hour of 9:30, at whicb
time eaid caucus shall close, and tbe
judge, chairman and secretary shall cer
tify the number of votes polled, and for
whom, and shall iaaue to the persons
receiving the highest cumber of votes a
certificate of election to aaid convention.
The secretary of said caucus shall take
down the names of all persona applying
to vote and their reaidence, and ehall
return the ballots thus cast, together
with the iull minutes of tho proceedings
of aaid caucua, together with the liet of
said voters and their residence, to the
chairman and aeoretary of tbe Demo
cratic county central committee.
It is further resolved, tbat in other
precincts of said county of Los Angeles,
not included in said incorporated cities,
delegates shall be eleoted by precinct
primary, the polls shall be opened at
the hour of 2 p.m. and closed at the hour
of 5 p.m., and eaid election ehall be con
ducted by a judge and inspector ap
pointed by this convention.
That the qualifications to vote in any
of the skid caucuses or precinct prima
ries shall be that the voter is a Demo
crat, that he pledges himself to vote the
Democratio ticket at the ensuing elec
tion, that bo is an elector at the pre
cinct at which he arpliea to vote, and
would be an elector <y auch precinct on
the titb day oi November, 18SM. The
judges and clerks of said precinct cau
cua or precinct primary are hereby in
structed to return to the secretary and
chairman ol the Democratio county
central committee, as hereinbefore pro
vided, immediately upon such caucus
election or primary, tbe poll liat con
taining tbe names of the peraone voting
at tbe eaid caucus or primary, together
with the ballots used at such election,
with a certificate certifying the number
of votea which each delegate received,
tbe eaid returns to be inclosed in a good,
Mr. Mitchell aaked that before a vote
wae taken on the resolution aud before
any plan wue adopted, tbat tbe repre
sentatives of the local Democratic clubs,
wbich he undoretood wero present, be
invited to present to the committee any
suggestions they had in reference to the
primaries, tie believed that tbe com
mittee ehould carefully consider any
and ell suggestions made by creditable
organizations whose aim was the ed-
vancement of tho party.
The motion prevailed and Mr. T. J.
Cuddy, secretary of the Jefforsonian
club, presented a communication from
that organization, favoring precinct pri
maries. Judge Dupuy, a member of the
club, spoke in behalf of the club's
F. R. Finlayeon, representing tho
Bu6iness Men's Democrat o association,
made a Bpeech also in favor of precinct
Mr. Finlayeon wns confident that the
people were turning to the Democracy
and that the party would win a great
victory this (all. Cleveland's manifesto
(his Wilson letter) would force the een
ate to agree to his views or bring the in
dividual members into political oblivion.
In either case tbe Democracy would tri
umph. In tbis state both the Populists
aud Republicans had neglected tbo rail
road issue, and he proposed that the
Democrats take it np and they would
win on it. He hoped tbe bosses wonld
bb put down aud tbat tbe Democracy
would not do tbe wrong thing in tbe
Abbot Kinney said tbe party had two
strong organizations in the city and he
hoped to ccc more clubs, lie believed
the country had come to the parting of
ways, and the country must return to
Democratio principles or a revolution
and bloodshed would ensue.
Debate then took place on the McCaf
frey resolution amending the Brooks
resolution, but Mr. McCaffrey's resolu
tion was withdrawn, and Mr. Brooks'
On motion of Mr. Bell the date for
the county convention was changed from
the 14th to the 11th of August.
The question oi tbe ratio of represen
tation was then taken up, and after
many motions and counter-motions,
pointa of order and amendments, the
motion of Maj. W. It. Burke prevailed
to the effect that the representation be
one delegate-at-large from each precinct
and one delegate for every 15 votere and
major fraction thereof cast for President
Cleveland at the last election. Thiß
will make a convention of over 500
Mr. Mitchell then presented end
nrged upon the committee the paeoage
of tho following resolution, which was
Kesolved, That tbe convention pro
vided for by this committee select dele
gates to the etate and all other conven
tions, and also be empowered to select
nominees for the county ticket and
transact any and all other business ne
cessary for the furtherance of the inter
ests of the Democratio party.
The effect of this resolution will be
one set ot delegates and one convention,
wbich, it is proposed, will hold two ees
aiona, will elect delegates to the con
vention and nominate the county ticket.
Upon motion, the chair then ap
pointed a committee to draft the call for
the convention and attend to the pub
lishing of tbe same, coneisting of John
W. Mitchell, J. Marion Brooks aud
Thomas McCaffrey, with Chairman
Last aud Secretary Wilaon.
The committee then adjourned amid
an atmoapbere of roseate harmony tbat
bodes well for the interest and succeßS of
the faitful and unterrined Democracy of
Loa Angeles county.
Contract Awarded et Last—ll Goes to
The board of publio works met yester
day morning with Mr. Strohm in the
The protest of J. M. Griffith & Co.
and others againat a new sidewalk on
Main atreet, between Marcheasault and
Ann etreet, on account of tbe hard
times, waa referred to the city engineer
to figure up the frontage.
The city engineer was alao inatrncted
to make a profile and cross-section of
Pearl street, between First and Second
Btreete, in order to enable tbe property
owners to go ahead and prove that por
tion of the atreet by private contract.
The important matter of improving
Figueroa street, from Adams Btreet to
tbe western city boundary, was taken
up at the solicitation of a largo number
of proporty owners on that thorough
fare. The city engineer was given the
bids to figure out whioh bid more
closely foliowod the specifications, bb
well aa being the lowest.
The city engineer made the following
report on tbo bids:
A. 8. Heltchew tiSSM 11
Grant Broa 44,4 30 87
(ieotßo Kliinecfclld 50,053 ris
llnrhl i u'flara 4T,,Pi;s 70
A. M. Austin ... 03,010 03
Mr. Rhodes moved that contract be
awnrded to Grant Bros., as they were
tho lowest bidders.
Mr. Innes said he was in favor of giv
ing tbe bid to Grant Bros, in oase tbe
matter waß not readvertised.
Mr. Stowart, ono of the property own
ers, stated that if tbe matter was read
vertieed the property owners would now
oppose the improvement, iv view of the
latenesa of tbe season. The contract wbb
then awarded to Grant Bros.
The contractor for Downey-avenuo
work was allowed 15 day's additional
time to complete tbe sewer. The board
also recommended that the action of the
council in ordering the removal of ob
atructionalor theopeningof Heury street
There was a good deal of kicking
among tbe contractors out in the lobby
with regard to the Figueroa-street
TOO MUCH INFERENCE.
An Aasanlt to Murder Examination That
T>l<l Not Pan Ont.
AaeistantDistrict Attorney Ryan came
near getting his mad up in Justice Bar
tholomew's court yesterday afternoon,
upon the examination of Jean B. Gau
thier, a Frenchman, charged by Eugene
Langloia with assault with intent to
mnrder him. The complaint waß issued
on the representations by Langloia that
Gnutbier had tried to shoot bim. Tbe
men were partners in a small ranch
south of tbe city and have been quarrel
ing for six months past.
Gautbier waa represented by Messrs.
Orfila and Reymert, and when the ex
amination began it looked Bt if quite a
serious state of affairs would be dis
closed. But Langloia, the complaining
witness, very soon allowed it to be seen
by bis testimony tbat he bad made a
frivolous charge. He testified that on
the night bo claimed Gautbier assaulted
bim, he waa iv his room at tbo ranch
and hoard Gautbier outaide calling
him insulting names and beat
ing on tbe partition with a
sauce pan. Finally he left the
room and went about 300 feet away.
While out there ho beard a shot, and
supposed it waa Gantbie shooting into
the room he bad vacated, although he
did not see him shoot and had had no
words with him. He saw Gauthie aa
he left the room, and tbe latter had no
■ pistol or gun at the time. Mr. Ryan'a
questions became sharper and sharper
aa tbe excited Frenchman gave hia tea
timouy, and ho finally brought tbe ex
amination to un abrupt termination by
saying there evidently was no just
ground for the charge made and moviug
to dismiss the case, which was granted
by Juatice Bartholomew.
TOOK PRUSSIC ACID.
A Montana Man's Narrow Escape From
John Conrad of Montana attempted
to take hia life at the Hollenbeck hotel
at 10 o'clock yesterday morning.
He went to hia room, and before his
wife and child were aware of anything
wrong he swallowed a large quantity of
Dr. Davis-ton waa called iv and did all
in bis power to relieve hiui. Tbe caße
looked doubtful, but after several pow
erful emetica wero used Conrad came
round all right and atill lives.
He ie in the city on a visit, bnt intends
to return coon with hia family to
For ■ good table Trine order our Sonoma
Ziafandel at 50c per gal. T. V'acbe & 00.,
Commercial and Atameda. Tel. 303.
PLAIN FACTS ABOUT THE LIBRARY
How the Expenses Are Steadily
George A. Doblngon and ilia Finan*
Too Many Hleh-Salarled Dromi Who
Sit In Private Ofilcee While Poorly
Fald Attendant! Uo All
the Hard Work.
The publio library of the city ol Loa
Angeles ia an inatitution in which the
people take a large share of interest.
The fact tbat the holding oi member
shiD cards entitling one to procure
books ia not confined to heada of fami
lies, as is the caee in many eastern
libraries, enables a man or woman with
several well grown children to draw
booka for each and every one of hia fam
ily of a certain age. This is in line with
tbe greater diffusion of knowledge.
Tbe daily circulation of the library
has always been rated high by tbe libra
rian, Mias Kelso, and tbe principal on
whicb this circulation ia predicated ia
aptly illustrated by the report for June,
whicb can bu taken aa a sample brick.
It ia aa foilowa :
Homo circulation 27,723
Reading ruom patrons !),408
Reference room patrons 2,711
The tax payers who Trill go to the
trouble of reflecting on tbe valuesof the
above figures will appreciate that 27,723
books went out to different homes in
Los Angeles, and that 12,110 people read
the newspapers and reference booka on
file in tbe library during tbe month of
June. The reading and reference rooma
aro each in charge of a young lady.
Now, there are 21 employees all told
on the aalary list of the library who re
ceive $1000 per month. Aa two ladiea
are sufficient to successfully and bril
liantly ope.ate tbe reading and reference
rooms, and withdrawing the janitor
especially employed for tbe library from
the intellectual stall, tbere remain 13
young ladies to handle each working day
50 books ior home circulation. Taking
it for grouted that for each book sent out
one is received, tbe ladies probably han
dled 118 booka each per diem. Certainly
this labor cannot be very arduous and
exacting, and more certainly it should
not cost the tax payers $1000 per month
in salaries. Figures are very eloquent,
aud ior that reason the latest estimates
for expenditures prepared by George A.
llobineon, who is tbe president and gen
eral factotum of the library board, are
PUBLIC LIBRARY XSTIMATES.
Salary city librarian $1,800 OO
Salary assistant librarian 1,200 00
eaiary assistants 0,000 00
Sunday and holiday service 273 00
Periodicals and newspapers , 1,800 00
Pointing blanks used by nubile. 800 00
Sluttcnery suppli's, post.ge and
miscellaneous expenses 1,200 00
Binding 2,400 00
Printing anil preparation of cata
logue ol 10,500 volumes uot yet
listed 1,200 00
Purchase now bcolts. 3,7.10 oo
Carpets 154 10
Chairs 50 00
Shelving and fixtures noo oo
Total $23,827 70
Including tbo above estimate the pnb
lic library during the past five years
represents an outlay of $108,000.67, and
owns only 31,000 volumes. The careful
ly collated table of estimates of expenaea
of the library given does not, however,
cover all the itema of cost whicb ebouid
be properly charged to this inatitution.
In all equity there should be added 50
per cent of the cost of maintaining the
elevator, and tbe larger proportion of
the city hall gaa and coal bills, which
would swell the total to $20,827.70.
There are 34,000 volumes in the public
library, and it costs $12,000 per annum
to handle these booka in ealariea alone.
There are tour janitois employed in the
city hall building, but the library muat
needs have an additional one.
The principle tbat the laborer is worth
his or her hire, ia one that ebouid be
introduced in the public iibrary. There
are a few girls working there who do
the greater portion of the work and re
ceive the minimum pay. Absorbed iv
deep, abstruse problems, with refer
ence to tho ethics of bibliology to be
sometime projected on the heada of
Bapient v.inkers in some book congresa
iv Chicago, San Francieco or Hong
Kong (with expenaea paid by the tax
payers'), it is very rare, indeed, that Miss
KelßO or her high-salaried assistants con
descend to do anything in the way oi
doling out books to the library patrons.
Aa a matter of fact the taxpayers have
been too lax and reluctant in their criti
cisms of tbe financial history of the
library. It is fast becoming a heavy
burden of expense on the community—
not for the legitimate purchase of books,
but added expenditure for which there is
no juat foundation. Tho librarian, Miss
Kelso, drawß $150 per month, aud since
1890 haa received some ,<.m for traveling
expenses to library meetings, which
wero of about aa much practical value
to Loa Angeles taxpayers aa the outgiv
inge of a Thibetan mabatmn on tbe ad
visability oi curtailing the pendulous
appendage of a ecowfaced simian.
This brings us to tne general financial
management of the library board. It
has rested mainly in the hands of
George A. Dobinßon, now reputed to be
a resident of Pnssdena, and there is no
question tli.tr with a representative,
conscientious business man at the head
of the library board, ita running ex
penses would be greatly reduced. Taking
tbe actual circulation into considera
tion, the force of young lady employ
ees could be reduced one half. In
other words, $0000 should furnish am
pin attendants, provided the high eala
ried people on Mr. Dobineon's staff
dropped into tbe public workroom and
buckled down to work like some of the
pootiy paid girlß. The two "private
offices," one ol which in times past waa
much frequented by Mr. Dobinaon,
could then be utilized for additional
reading room Bpace.
The taxpayers have been goodnatured
and patient," but the growing expend
itures in tbe publio library are begin
ning to chafo them. They realize, how
ever, tbat they cannot hope for economy
and relorm in this branch of the public
service with n man of the buaineaa cali
bre uud ganoral cbaracteristica of Geo.
A. Dobinaon ac the preeident of the
board of library directore. He sbonld
Whether ou pleasure bent or business,
take on every trip a bottle of Syrup of
Figs, aa it acts most pleasantly and ef
fectually on the kidneys, liver and
bowela, preventing fevers, headaches
and other forma of Bicttneaß. For sale
in 50c and $1 bottlea by all leading drug-
Kist". Manufactured by tbe California
Fig Syrup company only.
The well pancr dealer of iue ell/ ia Ickatrom
800 & Main atreet.
INGILS GETS JUDGMENT.
A Costly Pile f.f Hanoi ror Contractors
Dndd and O't.ara.
Albert L. Ingils yesterday won bis
snit for damages against Contractors
Dodd & O'Gara, Judge Shaw giving
judgment for him in tbe mm oi $557.75
The judgment will have a tendency
to make contractors more carefnl aa to
tho manner in which tbey leave ob
structions on the streets.
In tbis case the court decided that in
spite of their denials and testimony,
the defendants did carelessly leave
heaps of gravel aud sand on Central
avenue, April 11th, last, to the height
of two or three feet; and placed no signal
there at night to warn the public; tbat
Mr. Ingilß drove along tbere with horse
and buggy, was upiet and injured The
court found that be used due care in
Upon the point that the plaintiff
could not recover forinjiiry to the dorse,
buggy or harness because be was not
Bole owner, Judge Shaw held that no
Buch defense wae interposed in the an
swer, and where not raieed the defend
ant can be given full justice by an ap
portionment of damages, but can only
recover one-half tha injury to tbe prop
ANOTHER BICYCLE RACE.
This Interesting; Contest to Take Plaoo
One week from tomorrow there will
be another grand race meet at Athletic
park, between members of the Los An
geles Athletic club. Tbe first event of
this kind was held last Sunday murning
and proved one of tho most cxc iting
and interesting events of tbe kind wit
nessed ou tbe track, with tbe possible
exception of the Chinese races held on
the list club field day.
This event will be eDjoyed by a large
crowd, as all the newest end mo«t re
doubtable riders can enter. Refresh
ment will be served on the grounds.
Hall's Hair Ren; wor cures dandruff and
scalp affections: b- 0 all cases of baldness
wiiere ihe glands which feed tho roots of
the hair Hre not closed ur».
Itisa IPama ifogitt
In Danger of Consumption
"I was slflk ana discouraged when I called
on Ihe villajvo doctor. Uo latiinated I had con
sumption and would not llvo lamj. 1 decided to
take Hood's Sarsaparllla aad I am now well and
hearty." Mian Daha Moititt, Box 73, Ash.
more, ttl. sac oi,,rj m mn ncucz'S.
Hood's PUIS r.et easily, y?: praraplly cad
affectively, on tho liver aad bcwcls. 25c ,
When All Others Fail Consult
Medical $ Sopal
And Skin Diseases
Eye, Ear, Nose,
Curable cases cures guaran
Oftice hours, 9 to 3, 7 to 8.
Sunday, 10 to 12.
2fl S. Main
Rooms 1, 3, 5_&7.
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1 FINE TAILORING, I
♦ Perfect Fit. Rest of Workman- J
0 ship at Moderate Prices, go to ♦
% tub; tailoe. %
% Rules for Meitsnrednent J
♦ Cloth Samples Sent Free. ♦
♦ 143 S. SPRING ST.. Bryson Blk. ♦
PERRY, MOTT & Co7s~
AND PLASINQ MILLS,
ISS Commercial st.Los Angeles, Cal.,
\- I .
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly usecf. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting tho world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will atteßt
tho value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to it 3 presenting
in tho form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the relreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions nnd
met with the approval of tho medical
profession because! it sets on the Kid
neys, Liver nnd Bowels without weuk
.ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by tho California Fig Syrup
•Co. only, whose name ia printed on every
package, also tho name, Kyrupof Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
New los ang jclim vHKmvf%w£™~
li. C. •■YY.UT, Manager
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sat
urday Matinee, July 10, 20 and 21.
Pyto Od era Company
In a Grand Presentation ot Johann Strauss'
Famous Opera, Tne
Queen's Lace Handkerchief
Popular BUmmer prices: Parn.net, 50c; b.il-
I cony, 20 and 35c.
KKXT WEJtIt—BLUFF KTNG HAL.
GRAND OPERt HOUSE.
Under the management oIM. LEHM AN.
Friday and Saturday Evenings and
Saturday Matinee, July 20 and 21,
BY THE FAMOUS
From the Midwinter Fair.
CAPT. B. PAYBN, Leader.
50 MUSICIANS SO
Clarinet, Piccolo, Trombone, Bari
tone and Paudereta Soloists.
Change of programme each performance.
PRICKS —25c, 50c. 750 and $1. Reserved
seats on sale Thursday morning at 10 a. m. at
the box office.
Bt Kit AN X THEATER.
Fbkd A. Coopir, Makaqk*
Week commencing Monday, July 16.
GEORGE P. WEBSTER
In W. A. Bridy's Version of
Dramatized from Rider Haggard's Oele
brated Novel—Also a ...and Vaudeville
BUN .t BOHEE, CAPT. CHAR. A. BEACH
The Celebrated Buck The Marvelous
and Wlug Dancers. Man Fish.
Admission 15, -Oand SOc. Box seats 50 and
75c. Matinee Saturday at 2.
Monday, July 10, beuefit of Fred A. Cooper'
Next week Mre. Sonthworth's Hidden Hand.
LOSI OS ANGELES TTJRF CLUB,
j | ! i i ■... S. Spring st. (rear)
On Eastern Events.
Track Odds Laid.
Brighton Beach snd Washington races today,
whicb beurlu at 11:15 a.m.. Loa Angeles time.
Full Description Given of Bach Raoe,
Boole of home testimonial.. »ent free.
S. H. OIIAMLKY, M. D ,
Office 3 11 W. Firitit.
Hospital 211 W. Ann nt., Los Angeles Oal.
.. s ,. aend to some oue with rancor.
6-17-Bun-tu-thu-fri-snt a wkly
I. T. MARTI N
j ?*" Dealer in Nsw and
S r Second-hand
I ittti Carpet", Matting, Fold
"T a . ing Beds, Office Deiti
flffHl Stoves. Prices low
t .J I, i \ for cash or will sell ou
acrifv Installments. New For
i '"'L^ - "' exchanged lor
■*" \j? •'old.
451 S. .SPRING STREET
HORSE SHOES AND NAILS,
: Blaeksmiihs' Coal, Tools, Etc.
117, 110 and 121 South Los Augeies Street.
MILL AND LUMBER COMPANY
WHOLICBAJ.E AND RETAIL.
Main Ofllce, Los Angeles.
Wholesale Yard at San Pedro.
Branca Yerds: Pomona, Paadeaa, Lamanda,
Azuea, Burbank. Planing Mills: Los Angeles
and Pomona. Cargoe. furnished to order.