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APPLIED THICKLY. THE GRAND JURY DOES CONSID ERABLE WHITE-WASHING. A Partial Report Made Yesterday to Judge Cheney—Everything Found Lovely—A Few Minor Improvements Suggested. The grand jury yesterday afternoon made a partial report to Judge Cheney. No indictments were brought in. The report is given below: Los Angeles, Oct. 28, 1890. Honorable W. A. Cheney, Judge of the Superior Court: The grand jury herewith submit to you a partial report of their committee on county officials, sheriff, tax collector, and county recorder, as adopted by the grand jury. Yours, respectfully, John H. F. Peck, Foreman of the grand jury. Recorder's Office. . The committee on county officials begs leave to report herewith the result of the experts, examination of the office of the county recorder from May 1,1889, to SBeptember 1, 1890: Number of instruments of writing placed on record, 47,332, producing fees amounting to $48,121.70, which amount was paid into the treasury. The cost of the office to the county in the same time has been $40,327.81, which does not include books, stationery and similar charges. The accounts of the office are well and accurately kept, and we have only words of commendation in this regard. We desire, however, to make these recom mendations in the interest of the public good: First. We have caused to be counted the words in a number of papers of record, and find that the system of mak ing estimates of the number of words in any given number of papers, on the basis in use in the office, works to the advantage of the county and against tbe person presenting papers for record; and we are satisfied, from the average charge on the papers counted, that not less than $5000 per annum has gone into the county treasury that should have remained in the pockets of the people. We therefore recommend that the re corder, by actual count of a sufficient number of instruments, form a new basis of estimate more just to the people, while giving to the county its just dues. Second. There has been considerable testimony showing that in the past trans actions erasures on tbe records and cor rections of words and figures and many interlineations on the books of record have been made without any certificates appearing therewith to show when and why made. Quite lately an improve ment in this regard has been made, but we recommend that in future no erasure of any kind shall be permitted in a rec otd book, and that when an error has been made, the comparer shall cause to be drawn across such error parallel lines of red ink, sufficiently light to leave plain the words to be defaced, and the words there above substituted or inter lined shall be closely written ; and that the comparer shall certify such changes at the bottom of the instrument, signed by the recorder. Third. The law contemplates and re quires that in all cases of sales of prop erty for taxes, the tax collector shall file "scopies of the certificates of sales with the recorder. The intent of this is that any taxpayer may examine the record and ascertain whether by mistake or Otherwise, his property may have been sold for taxes, a very proper and just provision, to which the recorder should give effect by causing to be prepared a suitable indexed record book, by which the person desiiing to satisfy himself may do so in a moment and without be ing subject to expense. We suggest that the board of super visors shall put into effect these several recommendations. Tax Collector. In reference to the office of tax col lecter, the committee reported as fol lows : Your committee on county officials, to whom was referred the expert's report of the tax collector's office, beg leave to cay that we have given patient, careful and critical examination to said report, and also to the report of Expert Black man to the board of supervisors on the same object; after having the testimony of C. W. Blake, clerk of the board, and J. T. Smith, cashier of ex-Tax Collector Piatt, we have been unable to deter mine with any degree of positiveness to whom in exact justice belongs the sum of $204.02, which is apparently a surplus after Mr. Piatt's accounts for tax rolls, with which he is chargeable, as they passed into bis hands. The collection of one and one-third million dollars, evidenced by 45,000 stubs, involves so many transactions from a few cents to hundreds of dollars, that it is not at all strange that some errors and discrepancies occur, and the wonder is, really, that so few have oc curred. The adjustment ot the same should have been approached on either hand with the fullest exercise of pa tience and a disposition to do right, in the spirit of frank fairness. Whether or not such was the case in the settle ment recently had, we do not express an opinion. Mr. Piatt does not claim the apparently smallisurplus above named, and we deem it impossible to determine to whom it should go, and it, together with the sum of $132.71 now in the county treasury as a rebate fund, may never be called for and will, if not, re vert to the county. The cause of the apparent surplus of $16,855.54, arising from the 50-cent charge for advertising delinquent taxes and the 50-cent fee for certificates of tax eale, will appear, we presume, when the examination of the auditor's office shall be made by the committee having the same in charge, and we can only recom mend that in future the settlements made monthly should be adjusted to the mutual satisfaction of the board of supervisors and the tax collector. Sheriff's Office. Concerning the conduct of the sheriff's office from May 1, 1889, to October 1, 1890, the report is as follows : Arising from an imperfectness of the register in nee and incompetence of persons (gener ally prisoners) who kept the record pre vious to last June, errors of overcharge and undercharge of boarding prisoners, .amounting to a difference of $137.55, were found, which sum has been paid into f*« county treasury, and the re ceipt thereof shown to your committee, also that a clerical error of $100 oc cure'd irtfhe footing of the column of disbursements for the month of Sep tember, which we have seen brought forward into the current month's ac counts. These two corrections bring the office accounts to a just and proper settlement to the first day of October 1890. We suggest that there be kept in the jail two registers, one for the record of the receiving and one of the committal of prisoners. Thus, with ordmary care, errors in board of prisoners will not so THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 29, 1890. easily occur, and can be more readily guarded against in the future. The fee book shows good system and is well kept. From May 1,1889, to Sep tember 1, 1890, the receipts of the office were $46,437; the disbursements, $18, --277; payments to treasurer, $28,160.76. For the same period there has been paid by the county : Board of prison ers, $14,158; court deputies, $6,650; sheriff's expenses, $1,723; sheriff's deputies' salaries, $30,197.59; jailors, deputy jailors and matrons, ; total, $52,729.40. Charges for stationery and such claims do not appear. The committee find that the expendi tures of the sheriff'B office have con formed to law and the requirements of the board of supervisors. NEW SUITS. Matters Which the Courts will Have To Settle. The San Jose Ranch company yester day brought suit against Lyman Allen and others to foreclose a mortgage for $4264 and interest. Also one against the same defendants for $3549.75. Reisch Bros, filed an affidavit for a writ of review from a judgment of P. E. King, justice of the peace sitting in the stead of W. C. Lockwood. William Mayes sues F. S. Elder to foreclose a mortgage for $1000. Nora McCartney sues W. H. Toler and others to foreclose a mortgage for $9156. A Statement Corrected. The following letter, copied from an evening paper, explains itself: Editors Evening Post : I observe in your paper of yesterday an item to the effect that my brother, Isaias W. Hell man, president of the Nevada bank of San Francisco, is expected down here to take a hand in the fight for county treasurer. I beg leave to say that my brother has no such intention, and that he and the banking institution with which he is connected, are entirely out of politics and have no intention of tak ing a hand in bebalf of either party, any further than his own individual vote may be concerned. Herman W. Hellman. Los Angeles, Oct. 28th. Aluminum the Barest Metal. Aluminum is now the rarest metal in the world, although it is the most use ful, and the earth from which it can be reduced is found all over the globe—in Ohio as well as far off India. The largest piece of aluminum in the world is the cap of the Washington monument. This weighs 100 ounces. A larger piece of the metal has never been produced. Not many years ago a Washington chemist discovered a process for the production of tile metal. He thought it was perfect, and found no difficulty in getting $500,000 to back him up. A huge plant was erected in Tennessee and work was commenced, but no aluminum was produced. The professor's theory and experiments were all good enough, but they did not work upon a large scale. There have been dozens of like experiences, and thou- | sands of men are today trying to dis- j cover the perfect method that will be j commercially practicable.—New York Telegram. Money Invested ln Electricity. Some recent authentic statistics show the extent to which the electric lighting Industry has grown in this country. The ' returns from about 1,400 central stations aggregate a capital stock of $119,000,000, MS this may be taken to be very near the amount actually invested, as the plants, owing to increases and recon structions, frequently represent much more than the nominal share capital. These stations have a capacity of 137,000 arc lights and 1,500,000 incandescente of 16 candle power, and the dynamos which supply current for these lights are oper ated by engines of 350,755 horse power.— New York Post. A Novel Focketbook. What is known as a commuter pocket book is very popular with the young women who live in the suburbs of Cin cinnati and ride on railway trains to and from the city on visiting and shop ping expeditions. This pocketbook is flat, roomy and rectangular, and in the front is set a tiny watch, the face of which shows through a hole in the leath er. The unfortunate woman who is al ways obliged to keep an eye on the flight of time has this watch in view when en gaged in the whirl of shopping.—Ex change. A Close Corporation. Freshley—What did that colored man want? Henry— What did he want? He wanted to borrow fifty cents. Freshley—Did he get it? Henry—No. I yain't no Loan an' Bust 'sociashun.—Epoch. To mend china or glass mix unslaked lime with the white of an egg, and having the edges of the broken parts quite clean, put the paste on with a splinter. LKAURELI/1C OIL. Prevents tendency to wrinkles or ageing of skin. Prevents withering of the skin or diving up of the flesh. 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KELLY, ESQ., District Attorney of I.os Angeles Ccunty, State of California: Please take notice that I will on tho 15th day of November, 1800, or as soon thereafter as the same may be heard, apply to the Governor of this State, in the manner provided by law, for a pardon of the crime of which I was con victed, towit: Man slaughter, in the Superior court of said Los Angeles County, on the 30th day of October, 1888: and for which I was sen tenced to nine years imprisonment in the State prison. Dated, October Bth, 1890. 10- 10-lm A. R. 11. WOLFF. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. Office of the ) LosAmoei.es City Water Company,> Los Anijei.es, October 13, 1890. ) Notice is hereby given that the annual meet ing of the stockholders of the above company will be held on Mot day, the 17th day of No vember, A.D. 1890, at 3:30 o'clock p m., at the office of the company, on tne northwest corner of Marchessault and Alanieda'streets, Ix>s Angeles City, for the purpose of electing Urustees for the year ensuing. 8. 11. MOTT, Secretary. City papers please copy. 10-14-td STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. Office of the Crystal Springs ) Lano and Water Company, > Los Anoelks, October 13, 1890. > Notice is hereby given that the annual meet ing of the stockholders of the above company will.be held on Monday, the 17th day of No vember, A. D. 1890, at 3:30 o'clock p. m., at the office of the company, on the northwest cor ner of Marchessault and Alameda streets, Los Angeles city, for the purpose of electing di rectors for the year ensuing. 8. H. MOTT, Secretary. City papers please copy 10-14-td For Assessor, REFUGIO BILDERRAIN, Regular Democratic Nominee. For Assessor, F. E. GRAY, of Alhambra, Regular Republican Nominee. COUNTY RECORDER. For County Recorder, L. M. GRIDER, Of Downey, Regular Democratic Nominee. For Recorder, J. A. KELLY, Of Los Angeles city, Regular Republican Nominee. COUNTY TREASURER. For County Treasurer, DR. JOSEPH KURTZ, Regular Democratic Nominee. DISTRICT ATTORNEY. For District Attoeney, M. E. C. MUNDAY, Of Los Angeles, Regular Democratic Nominee. CORONER. For Coroner, DR. H. NADEAU, Regular Democratic Nominee. For Coroner, DR. W. A. WELDON, Of San Pedro, Regular Republican Nominee, AUDITOR, For County Auditor, W. N. FORKER, Of NewhaU, Regular Democratic Nominee. For Auditor, CONVERS HOWE, Regular Republican Nominee. STATE SENATOR. For State Senator, From the Seventy-eighth Senatorial District, R. B. CARPENTER, Of Los Angeles. ASSEMBLY. For Member of Assembly from the 77th As sembly District, GEN. JOHN R. MATTHEWS. Regular Democratic Nominee. For Member of the Assembly, from the 77th Assembly District WALTER S. MOORE, Regular Republican Nominee. J For Constable, D. F. FINUCANE, Regular Democratic Nominee. For Los Angeles Township Constable, C. E. ROBERTS, Regular Democratic Nominee. Scratch your Ticket, and vote for H. G. WILSHIRE, Nationalist Nominee for Congress. "Let the producer have all his products." SUPERIOR JUDGE. For Superior Judge, B. N. SMITH, Regular Republican Nominee. SHERIFF. For Sheriff, ED. D. GIBSON, Of El Monte, Regular Democratic Nominee. For Sheriff, MARTIN AGUIRRE, Regular Republican Nominee. COUNTY CLERK. 1 For County Clerk, W. U. MASTERS, Of Pasadena, Regular Democratic Nominee. For County Clerk, T. H. WARD, Regular Republican Nominee. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR. For Public Administrator, WILLIAM S. WATERS, Regular Democratic Nominee. For Public Administrator, D. W. FIELD, Regular Republican Nominee. SURVEYOR. tat County Sujveyor, L. FRIEL, Of Redondo, Regular Democratic Nominee. SUPERVISOR. For Supervisor, 3rd Supervisorial Dlstriet, T. E. ROWAN, Regular Democratic Nominee. TOWNSBIP JUSTICE. For Township Justice, L. STANTON, Regular Republican Nominee. CITY JUSTICE. For City Justice of the Peace, R. W. READY, Democratic Nominee. For City Justice, H. C. AUSTIN, Regular Republican Nominee. i For City Justice, M. T. OWENS, (Formerly Police Judge) Republican Nominee.