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A RAILROAD DAY.
The Council Passes the Electric Road Franchise And Hears a Number of Kail road Men Talk. Mr. Lnitweiler States What He In tends To Do. A Number of Reports Received and Passed. The Discussion About the Franchise of the Electric Road—The Woolen Mill Ditch Matter Again. The city council met in regular weekly session at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, President Frankenfield in the chair, and all the members present except Mr. Summerland, who telegraphed froiib San Francisco for leave of absence for ten days on account of the ill health of his wife. The city engineer presented the fol lowing report: In the matter of repaying Main street between First snd Third streets, recom mend that the clerk be instructed to ad vertise for bids to put in the necessary concrete, and to surface the street with asphalt, as it is in very bad condition. So ordered and the city attorney in structed to prepare an ordinance. Present herewith ordinances of inten tion to grade Twenty-third street be tween Maple and San Pedro streets, and to change and establish the grade of a portion of West First street. So order ed, under suspension of the rules. Recommendation that the street superintendent be instructed to repair Eighteenth between Figueroa and Flow er, adopted. On an ordinance of interftion to side walk Temple street from New High to (irand avenue, action was, on motion, ordered deferred and the street superin tendent was notified to inform the prop erty owners to lay their sidewalks in ac cordance with the official grade. The report of the city tax and license collector showing the collection of taxes up to date amounting to $0,482.24, which had been duly turned over to the city treasurer, was referred to the city audi tor. The city auditor's report forthe month ending August 31, showing a balance of $278,777 15 in the city treasury, was re ferred to the finance committee. The report of the superintendent of streets, recommending that the Electric Railway company be allowed to redeem its franchise and track for $238 21, the amount for which it was sold by him to the city, was adopted and he was au thrrized to receive the money and re lease the property. The report of the board of public works, as already published in these col umns, was adopted. The draft of an ordinance granting to B. O. Carr and his assigns the right to construct and operate an electric street railway along certain streets in the city of Los Angeles was then read, and after a few trivial amendments had been made the ordinance was, on motion of Mr. Hamilton, placed upon its passage. The bond accompanying the franchise was not approved by the city attorney, as the justification had not been prop erly made, but in order to prevent delay on this score a certified check on tlie California National bank for $10,000, in favor of Mayor Hazard, was presented in lieu thereof. This having been accepted, S. C. Hubbell addressed the council as a citizen and on behalf of a large body of taxpayers. He said that he did not believe that any capitalist either here, or in any other country, was big enough fool to put so much money, as it was claimed would be invested, in so large an enterprise in this city at such a time as the present. The proposition should be viewed with great care and every pre caution should be taken. He was per sonally in favor of granting a franchise to so large an enterprise, as it would be a grand thing for the city. But the managers of this affair had studied the matter with the view of running through every ward in the city and the result was that they had tickled the imagina tion of every member of the council and especially those whose property was most likely to be benefited. He then spoke of the dangers attendant upon overhead wires, and pointed out several defective points in the franchise, by which he claimed the new company could wriggle out of their bargain. He suggested that the taxpayers be granted further time in which to examine the new ordinance. Major Bonsall said that almost every one knew the route of the proposed Belt line, as it had been published fully In the newspapers already, although un officially. S. W. Luitweiler then addressed the council on behalf of the Los Angeles and Pacific road, and announced that the managers of the new scheme had found out that he was working upon a project to join his road with the Han Gabriel Rapid Transit road by an electric road ; across the city, and were simply at ' tempting to forestall him by applying for a franchise over Aliso street, thus crowding him out. J. A. Muir asked leave to correct this statement, and denounced it as an ab solute falsehood, as no person connected with the new company had any know ledge of this scheme, until a few days ago, after the Belt line matter had been made public. Major Bonsall was of the opinion that although Mr. Luitweiler's application for a franchise came late, the interests of existing enterprises ought to be pro tected. The matter was then argued at some length by Capt. Barrett, on behalf of the new company ;J. F. Crank for the Pacific Cable raiiway company, and b\ Q. Story, manager of the San Gabri.el Rapid Transit company; and at the close of their arguments Mr. Van Dusen called for the question. President Frankenfield said that although the uestion had been called for, he hoped Highest of all in Leavening Power.— U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889. Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 30, 1890. that the matter would be continued until after reces, s and this meeting with the wishes of the majority, the council adjourned until 2 o'clock p. m. for luncheon. Afternoon Session. On reconvening at 2 o'clock p. m. the matter of the Belt line franchise was again taken up, and the following amendment relative to crossing the riv er was inserted, on motion of Major Bon sall : "It being understood that at all points where the road crosses the Los Angeles river they shall cross on bridges to be erected by themselves, and in no case is permission granted to use the bridges of the city of Los Angeles for said cross ings." There being no further remarks, the roll was called, and the ordinance was passed unanimously. An ordinance was passed allowing the city tax and license collectoi'seven addi tional assistants for the current month, at a salary of $83.50 each. The report of the finance committee was adopted. The usual number of demands were approved in accordance with the recom mendation of the finance committee, on motion of Mr. Hamilton, Mr. McLain alone \oting negatively. The vote was reconsidered on motion of Major Bonsall so as to allow Mr. Mc- Lain to ask that the demands of the As phalt Paving company be held over, as he did not think it just to ask the prop erty owners of Main street to pay for their own paving and not ask tnose in other parts of the city to do the same. He did not object to the bills,but only to the principle of the thing. His request was complied with, and the other de mands were again approved. An ordinance ordering the work in question to be done was then read, and at the request of Mr. McLain, the fol lowing rpport of the city engineer on the question was also read: To the Horn Council of the City of Los Angeles. Gentlemen :—I desire to call the at tention of your honorable body to the existence of a contract on tile with your city clerk for the paving ot Spring and a portion of Main streets. Attached to this contract is a good bond in the sum of $50,000 as security for the faithful performance of all the conditions of the contract, one of which is that the con tractor will keep the pavement in good order for five years. I observed among the demands to be presented to your honor able body this date, bills ordered by the street superintendent, and allowed by the mayor, to the amount of $730.50 for repairs on pavement put down under tiie said contract. The parties held by this bond do not deny their obligations under the contract, as they have made repairs on Mam street within the past three weeks at their own expense. You will observe by referring to the contract that the pavement cost 20}4 cents per square foot , which included excavation to subgrade six inches of concrete and the' same wearing surface that is charged for in the demands at the rate of 30 cents per square foot. Respectfully , • Fit ed Raton. On motion of Mr. Wersching the or dinance and report were referred to the board of public works. The city attorney's report was adopted as follows: Present herewith an ordinance au thorizing the property owners to grade a portion of Hill street, as directed. As instructed by you, present a deed from the city to Robert Boswell of land on Walnut street. Present, as ordered, an ordinance va cating a portion of San Fernando road. Present herewith an ordinance order ing the work of opening Broadway to be proceeded with. I have to report that on last Wednes day the city obtained a verdict and judgment against Sarah C. Clemans iv an action involving title to the intersec tion of Ward and Figueroa streets. The accompanying ordinances were passed, the rules having first been sus pended in order to allow of their pas sage. Messrs. J. W. Hinton, J. H. Book and C. M. Wells were appointed as com missioners for the opening and widen ing of Broadway from Ninth to Main streets. A message relative to the woolen mill ditch contract was then read, of which the substance is as follows: To the Honorable Council of the City of Los Angeles, Gentlemen —The important problem for the municipal authorities to solve is : How can we supply the few remaining irrigators in the city with water for irri gating purposes and not impoverish our selves? 'Ihe loss of $96,694 in one year alone and $400,000 during the last twelve years on the system, which is made up by taxation on every industry, ought to be sufficient to advise us of the fact the policy, which has heretofore obtained in that behalf, demands our immediate consideration. * * * Your honorable body has before you a contract to pay $0(314.25 to relay sheet iron pipe in a small portion of the woollen mill ditch. Sheet iron pipe put in three years ago in the same place has been constantly undergoing repairs if we may credit the znnjero. * * * It would be wise to enquire whether the city is under any obligation to keep this pipe in repair before we expend this money. It is for repairs on the woollen mill ditch, which in the first place was made by the woolen mill people for their own accomodation and not by or for the city. Let us turn over the ditch to the wool len mill people, give them the waterfree ; but let them keep their own ditch in re pair. I know that the answer that will be made to this proposition is that the Jones reservoir is supplied with water by means of this d'tch. Under what obligation are we to furnish water for the Jones reservoir? * * * The amount of money expended in re placing this pipe under the Hooker con tract will put the entire water of the woollen mill ditch into the Westlake park, or just such portion of it as may be desirable, by taking advantsge of the natural water course,' where no repairs will ever be necessary. * * * I believe the time has come when the plain question should be put: Why should the city maintain reservoir Xo. 4 on the old canal and reservoirconipany's site? The use for which it was origin ally designed no longer demands its ex istence. Full of water, it is a standing menace to the entire district lying be low it, as the embankment is made of loose dirt, and in case of a strong wind from the north when full, the em bankment is liable to wash away, and that at a period when the ground is saturated with water, which implies danger. In the summer time when it is empty it is an extensive mud flat, sup plying "the surrounding neighborhood, which is being rapidly built up, with miasma. The watering ditches are ample to pup ply our needs without this reservoir. The water cannot be used for domestic purposes, it is only tit for irrigation. It can only be used outside of the city. If we do maintain it for that purpose it should only be done on condition that we are not to be at a continual loss thereby. The " money that is lost on the irri gating system grows out of our unwise policy of maintaining these water canals and "ditches through the thickly set tled portion of our city, and we without thinking that soon the ditch will be useless oy reason of the fact that there will be no land to irrigate, proceed to squander great sums of money in main taining it. Until some policy is outlined based on the changed condition of things within the city limits, I believe we should go slow in these costly improvements on the present system, that of necessity must be finally abandoned. (The following paragraph was omitted by a clerical error in the trans scription of the message by Clerk Robinson). A report form the city engineer regarding the necessity of maintaining all these water ditches under the present condition ought to be submitted to your honorable body at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime something must be done to relieve Second street of the waste water caused by the leakage. I am informed that the necessary repairs can be made on that section of the pres ent pipe, which it is proposed to re place by the Hooker contract, for $100, that will last as long as the pipe itself, and if your honorable body will author ize me to have the work done at a cost not to exceed $100, I will verify the opinion of those who believe this can be done for that amount, by having it done. Respectfully, Henry T. Hazard, Mayor. Major Bonsall in reply to the mayor's message made a sarcastic speech, from which the following extracts are taken : The mayor's first message returns a contract for a new pine unsigned upon a portion of the zanja referred to, with out making any provisions for repairing it, * * * written apparently with out any knowledge of these facts. But his third message, I am glad to see. tinds him awakening to the necessities, ad mitting that it is a "matter of import ance," and suggesting that at the next meeting of council,he will try to not only show how this pipe matter can be fixed, but will spread over the entire zanja system. Having ascertained since, what he might have learned in the first place on investigation, about a particular pipe, he seeks to draw attention from the fact by a discussion of the entire system, and the present policy of conducting the same. While this is a different subject, and would be called "begging the ques tion," no one will object to it, provided the particular and immediate necessity is attended to in a business-like manner. Writing a message and learning the facts later on is a great deal like hanging a man and "trying" him afterwards; but it may be easier. It might take one man live minutes to write a message, whereas the same man might require several days to dig out the facts and find put the real condition of affairs, instead of relying on "street rumor;" that the old iron pipe was a fourteen inch Amer ican gauge, while the new pipe is twelve gauge (much thicker), is made of Lack awana steel, and can be seen by any tax payer now lying in the yard of one of Los Angeles' own manufactories, where it was made by Los Angeles workmen and at a loss to the proprietor, who claims it was done at a dull season of the year to prevent discharging work men ; also that it was to be covered with the patent Maltha coating. Knowing such facts the average man perhaps would not have gone out of his way to fasten a stigma and libel upon one of our home factories by character izing their new product as "rotten sheet iron pipe," and that it must be replaced "every three years," when experienced judges say that the pipe in question will probably last twenty-five to fifty years. The chairman of the zanja committee read a statement before the council the other day, showing the receipts from water supplied by the woolen mill ditch system to be between twenty-six and twenty-seven hundred dollars per year. The mayor says it is only eight dollars per month, or less than one hundred dol lars per year, which statement is doubt less on a pat with his others, as to accu racy. The matter was discussed at some length and finally, on motion of Mr. Bonsall the mayor's was referred to the zanja committee, and the city clerk was instructed to hand the contract, as signed by order of the coun cil, to J. I). Hooker, with instructions to proceed with the work. Mr. Hamilton moved that in view of the fact that the rainy season is close at hand and the new sewers were liable to be choked up by sand, the city engineer be instructed to close up the man holes so as to prevent such obstruction, and it was so ordered. On motion of Mr. Van Dusen, the Chase contract, amounting to almost $1000 for work performed at the West Lake park, was referred to the city attor ney to report as to the proper manner in which to proceed in the premises. The council then adjourned. SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS. The Baptist Association Now in Con vention. The Sunday school convention of the Los Angeles Baptist association began its session last evening at the Central Baptist church on the corner of Hill and third Btreets. The officers of the convention are Mr. Frank A. Hilton, of San Diego, president; Rev. Arthur W. Rider, of Los Angeles, secretary; Dr. J. C. McCoy, of Orange, treasurer. The executivejeommittee which organized the meeting is made up of Chairman Cap tain F. J.Cressey, of this city, Rev. E. K. Bennett, of Pomona, and Mr. C. W. Elliott, of Riverside. Last evening's session was largely at tended and a great interest was mani fested. President Helton called the meeting to order, and, interspersed with hymns and songs, the following papers were read: "The Model Sunday School Teacher," by Miss Louisa J. Kendall. "Modern Sunday School Work,' 'Rev. E. R. Bennett. Committees on enrollment and nom ination of officers were appointed. This morning, this afternoon and this evening the convention will be contin ued. All interested in Sunday school work will find it profitable to attend. CANDIDATES PREY. THE REPUBLICAN DELEGATES FROM OUTSIDE PRECINCTS. A List of the Delegates From Other Points Than Los Angeles, Taken From the Central Committee's Returns. The following is a list of the delegates to the Republican county convention to be held tomorrow, excepting those elect ed in this city, whose names were print ed in Sunday's Herald. This list is not quite complete, but inclndes all the re turns received by the central committee up to last night: Azusa: C. Vaughn, 11. D. Briggs, O. H. Huber. Artesia: James Hay, James A. Smith, John Brooker. Alhambra: E. L. Mayberry, T. J. Stuart, S. L. Page. Burbank: C. E. Patterson. Cahuenga: O. E. Roberts, W. B. Caldwell. Complon: W. H. Carpenter, A. L. Holcomb, JohnGries. Cerritos: George H. Bixby (C. M. Drake, alternate.) Downey: J. E. Jennison, J. B. Gra ham, Q. R. Rowley, J. C. Rives. Duarte: B. R. Davisson. Fairmount: O. L. Levisay. Garvanza: D. P. Hatch, C. M. Jay, P. E. King. Hollywood: O. E. Roberts, W. B. Caldwell. La Liebre: AY. E. Wright. Lamanda Park :I. W. Hughes : J. O. Vosberg, A. H. Royce. Lugo : J. J. Morton, J. M. Spencer. Newhall: J. J. Arnatt, J. G. Gifford. Norwalk: J, B. Mushrush, Charles Emery, Charles Cranston. Pasadena: C. M. Simpson, W. R. Staats, J. F. Mullin, C. C. Brown, A. V. Dunsmoor, A. Wakelev, C. W. Bell, T. Banbury, J. McDonald", E. J. Millay, J. S. Cox, Fred Swift, G. A. Richardson, C. S. Martin, W. L. McAllister, Delos Arnold, A. S. Butterworth, E. H. May, R. P. Gahr, W. O. Swan, Jr., J. W. j Wood, C. A. Smith, M. H. Weight, W. B. Rowland, A. E. Nichols. South Pasadena: Leo A. Longley, (ieorge W. Wilson, George E. Wright." Pomona: Preeinut 1, Franklin Blades, H. H. Williams. Precinct 2, J. H. Garber, F. G. Haley, F. A. Moly neaux, Cyrus Burdick, C. T. Lorbeer. Precinct 3: H. T. L. Bingham, W.|E. Ward, J. A. Gallup. Rowlind: J. W. Hudson. Redondo: Lem Brunson, Ed. Miles, (tie vote). Ravenna: R. E. Nickel. Rosedale: H. C. Kelso, F. P. Robin son, Bernard McDermott. Rivera: Jake Nagle, John Boulger. Santa Susanna: Gabriel Allen. San Fernando: John Burr. W. B. Shang, F. M. Wright. Santa Monica: E. K. Chapin, E.J. Vawter, Z. H. Lowman, G. B. Dexter, W. L. Tierney. San Vicente: Issac Johnson. Sierra Madre :M. W. Copps, W. F. Miller, W. T. Lampe. | National: Dr. H. E. Holse. Tejunga: L.T.Rowley. University:Thos. Lloyd, C. W. Blake, F. R. Slaughter, J. C. Barron. Vernon : H. B. Akey, J. A. Pirtle, F. N. Marion. Wilmington : A. A. Bagley, Andrew Young, Louis Bennett. Whittier: F. E. Newlin, W. R. Doty. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. 'What Is the Matter With Governor Waterman? Yesterday the supervisors ordered the division of the township of Soledad. The bisected districts are hereafter to be known as the Antelope township and the Soledad township". W., E. Pardee was appointed constable for the latter. The election of officers for the Pomona irrigation district was canvassed, and the following were declared elected: As sessor, E. W. Kelton; collector, J. W. Fulton; treasurer, C. Seaver; directors —first district, B. H. Fairchild; second, J. W. Kesoler; third, J. T. Tavlor; fourth, B. B. Brown; fifth, J. W.Tin cher. The special school district tax for $1, --500 of the city of San Pedro was deferred until the October levy. The clerk of the board was instructed to telegraph Governor Waterman, call ing his attention to the omission of the city of Los Angeles from the Thirty-eighth senatorial district in the proclamation calling for an election on November 4. The bearing of a petition for the aban donment of a road at the bottom of a creek in Las Virgines road district was ordered set for October 9. The writ of mandamus sued out by tiiose interested in the formation of an irrigation district at Azusa, which has been served upon the chairman of the hoard, was ordered referred to the legal firm of Houghton, Silent & Campbell. The matter of the construction of a i wing dam to protect the road leading from El Monte to Duarte was referred to Supervisor Davis, with power to act. A petition complaining against a dam on the land of B. Ballerino and asking (or some relief was also referred to Su pervisor Davis. The same indefatigable member of the board was instructed to look after the hay croyi at the county poor farm. The hearing of the petition of Jotham Bixby and others for the vacation of streets in the paper town of Rosecrans was set for Oct. 9. "This is an Age of Apollinaris Water." Walter Besant, Apollinaris •THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS." AMEEIOAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION. Extracts *rom the Report on th* Pollution of Water Supplies. "Typhoid fever in our cities is in a great part due to the sewage in the water supply. "We cannot shut our eyes to the relation which exists between sewage in our streams and typhoid fever in the cities that are supplied by "Thirty thousand people die of typhoid fever annually in the United States of America." " The purity of Apollinaris Water offers the best security against the dangers which art common to most ef the ordinary drinking waters. "—MEDICAL RECORD. APOLLINARIS.—"The annual con. sumption of this favorite beverage affords a striking proof of the widespread demand which exists for table water of absolute purity." —Medical Journal. UOTIOE.— The well-known Yellow Labels cf the Apollinaris Company, Limited, are protected by Perpetual Injunctions of the Supreme Court. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS For sale by MUNDY, JONES & CO., lb' Front St.. San Francisco. THE COULTER DRT GOODS HOUSE. FASHION NOTES. Never in the history of this house has so much thought, time and expense been so willingly given to the purchase of Fall Goods as there has been this sea son. Two buyers sought the market this fall, and have given their un divided attention to the purchases. We can truly say no labor nor pains has been spared in accomplishing our one object, and that was to give tbe ladies of this community ah equal chance with their sisters on the Atlantic coast, of having the pick and choice of the Novelties in Dry Goods. We didn't rush in the market and buy any and everything and pay large prices, but simply worked and used our brains in selections. If you buy too early you don't get the choicest novelties and you pay too much. Don't, ladies, be in a hurry to buy for you will surely repent at your leisure, unless you have visited our house. We are sure to please you with style, quality and price. This is no idle talk; but you can't afford to purchase anything until you visit us. Our Novelties are select in style and texture; our prices are lower than ever. For two reasons we claim this: First, it is our aim to handle a larger quantity than ever; second, we have bought our goods as low as cash would purchase, and we had the market and cash to command only the low est prices from the importer. Rough stuffs in mixed, plain and plaids have the preference in everything in woolen goods. Plushes, especially, are to be used in a variety of forms in trim ming ; Astrachans are affected in many ways for trimming; Velvets, embroidered are used for Gigot sleeves, black grounds with colored figures have the preference. Plain Velvets and Velveteens are used extensively; Fringes and hand-made Silk Trimmings, with and without cut beads, are very popular, and the best st. are scarce. We are showing a large line in Scotch, English, and French Plaids, in Serges and Plain Cloths. Broadcloths are more popular than ever for Tailor Made Costumes. In plain goods, Henriettas, Serges and Whipcords have sway for ljghl materials, while for rough effects Cheviots Homespun and Aldine Suitings have come to the front for street dresses. English Corduroys are the rage for traveling and carriage dresses, and are effected by the bon ton classes. Cloakings are Shown in rough effects. Now a few words about Black Goods, as in the Colored Go< Is, rough effects, such as Homespuns, Cheviots and Camels hair are the cor: . For Black Goods in smooth effects we are showing Broadcloths, English Clo' Serges, Whipcords, Broad Wales, Plaids,stripes, Rip Reversible Cords, Henrie' Raystines, Biarritz and Sebastopol. We have many new things in Silk and Woolen Goods to mention, but space forbids. Come and see these handsome goods, and don't buy until you have visited our elegant stock. Remember, quality superb, quantity largest, prices lowest. Respectfully, THE COULTER DRY GOODS HOUSE, 201 to 205 South Spring Street, corner 2d Sti c Polls Now Open! DO NOT GET LEFT. FOR $75 PER ACRE. You can, today, buy the BEST ORANGE LAND of the BearYalley & Alessandro DevelopmeotCo That ever lay out of doors. The best people from the north, south, east and west are among the purchasers of this land. Yon will find your friends and acquaintances all there. Send for a list of purchasers if you want to see their names. THE SALES HAVE BEEN LARGE. Our agents are sending in orders every day to swell the list. o< Alessandro is Going to lie a City. 0 With churches, schools, hotels and a railroad running across the entire tract, within the year, connecting with the Southern Pacific. Gentlemen—The time is short; the day is near at hand ; October 15th will soon be here. GOOD ORANGE LAND, with a never failing supply of water from Bear Valley, at $75 PER ACRE, will probably never be seen on the market again in our day. Make no mistake. Just think a moment, you, who are looking forward to a home of your own, $750 in four equal payments of $187.50 each will today buy 10 acres, that in syears time will give you an income that will support yourself and family the balance of your life. Parties holding options will make their selections Octobei 15, after that The Price Will Jump. Let us hear from you before it is 100 late. Full particulars and circulars sent to all interested. Apply in person or by mail to The Bear Valley and Alessandro Development Co. PDLANDS, CAL. Ammon P. Kitching, Gen'l Manager N. B.—A first class carriage road will be completed by October 15, from Red lands, making the distance only an hour's ride or seven miles. 5