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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. Nature's wonder for preserving
youth and freshness. $1.00, large bottles, at
druggists,
Onr Home Brew*
Philadelphia Lager, fresh from the brewery,
on draught in all the principal saloons, de
livered promptly in bottles or kegs. Office
and Brewery, 238 Aliso street. Telephone 91.
Consult your physician concerning the merits
of High'and Unsweetened Condensed Milk as a
food for infants.
RjsJL TEH POUNDS
MjIKgTWO WEEKS
W«l THINK OF IT!
As a Flesh Producer there can be
no question but that
SCOTT'S
EMULSION
Of Pure Cod Liver Oil and Hpphosphites
Of Lime and Soda
is without a rival. Many have
framed a pound a day by the use
CONSUMPTION,
SCROFULA. BRONCHITIS, COUGHS AND
COLDS, AND ALL FORMS OF WASTING DIS
EASES. AS PALATABLE AS MILK.
He turn you get th? genuine atthereare
poor imitation*.
*
DR. WONG,
Cannot receive any new patients for the present.
Los Angeles, Sept. 23, 1890.
ANNUAL
HERALD.
Forty-eight Pages of Information about
Southern California.
The Annual Illustrated Herald tor 1890 is the best publication ever issued here
to send to Eastern friends. It is full of reliable information concerning this sec
tion and will save much letter writing.
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
Sketch of the City of Los Angeles, its past history and present condition, includ
ing full reports of the city finances; the assessment roll; streets, paved and
graded; the sewer system ; the irrigation ; postal business for the present year,
etc. The Los Angeles public library; the cable railroad systems of Los Angeles;
the county of Los Angeles, its area, topography, assessment roll, agricultural
statistics, reports of county officers, incorporations for the past year; the public
schools of the city and county of Los Angeles; land office business; full tables
of temperature and rainfall for thirteen years; elaborate descriptions of the
climate of Southern California; reports of the Los Angeles health officer; the
vineyards of Southern California; the wine industry; citrus culture; the olive;
list of new buildings erected in the city of Los Angeles ; profits in prunes ; fruit
statistics ; the new boom ; Boyle Heights ; the California Missions ; the railroads;
table of distances ; our back country ; the early vegetable business ; our Broadway ;
Mexican land grants ; the Thermal belt; Santa Monica; Azusa valley; San Gab
riel valley ; prosperous Pomona; fair Anaheim ; how Los Angeles is lighted; the
stage, plays presented during the year in Los Angeles; Redondo Beach ; the
Reform School; San Pedro; sketches of various industries in Los Angeles ; the
banks of Los Angeles; the Baker block; valuable facts and figures of all kinds.
LIST OF
I A XI ONS
IN THE ANNUAL HERALD. '
View corner of Spring and Main streets; Los Angeles City Hall; residence, Gen.
Chas. Foreman; residence street, Los Angeles; cable car viaduct; the county
court house; residence, J. J. Woodworth ; Federal Building; new High School
building; tropical scenes near Los Angeles; the Potomac Block, two views; resi
dence, D. Freeman ; wineries of Dillon & Kenealy; general view of Yosemite val
ley ; Olive street, Los Angeles; residence, Fidel Ganahl; residence, John Wolf
skill ; residence, Major Bonebrake; Baldwin Hotel; California Bank Building;
Hollenbeck Hotel: Southern Pacific depot; a birdseye view of the city of Los An
geles ; four views around Los Angeles homes ; school Sisters of Charity ; railroad
map of Los Angeles county, seven views in Cahuenga valley; Hotel Azusa; the
loop near Tehachipi; residence, Senator Jones ; People's Bank, Pomona; Polo
mare's Hotel, Pomona; Normal School, Los Angeles; Redonda Beach; State Re
form' School; steamer Hermosa; lnglewood brick kiln ; Bryson-Bonebrake build
ing.
Price of the ;
ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL HERALD,
15 cents per Copy.
The Annual Herald will be mailed, postage free, to any address in the East or
Canada, for twenty cents in stamps. Eastern people can rely upon it for full and
correct information about California. The Weekly Herald, tnree months, and
Annual Herald, sixty-five cents. Address all orders to
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and Pomona. Cargoes furnished to order.
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Vice President and Treasurer.
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DENTISTS.
Removed to 208 N. Main St. opposite Temple
Block, Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
FILLINGS.
Gold filling $2.00 to $1000
Gold alloy filling 1.50 to 5.00
White filfings for front teeth 1.00 to 2,00
Silver or amalgam filling 1.00
CBOWN AND BRIDGE WORK.
Gold and porcelain crowns $ 5.00 to 110.00
Teeth with no plate 10.00 to 15.00
ARTIFICIAL TEETH.
Gold plates, best grade 130.00 to $40.00
Silver plates, best grade $20.00 to 30.00
Rubber plates, best grade 10.00
Rubber plates, 2d grade 8.00
Rubber plates, 3d grade 0.00
EXTRACTING TEETH.
With vitalized air or gas $1.00
With cocaine applied to gums 1.00
Regular extracting 50
Regulating and treating teeth and gums and
all other operations known to dentistry at
lowest prices. All work guaranteed. Office
hours from Ba. in. to 5:30 p. m. Sundays 10 to
12 a. m.
T. WIESENDANGER,
56 BRYSON-BONEBRAKE BLOCK.
(ELEVATOR.)
The cheapest residence in Los Angeles, Main
street, 10 rooms, two stories, only $3,250.
The cheapest improved fruit ranch, 25 acres
and water, only $3,500.
House 7 rooms, barn, windmill and tank; lot
52% by 170, on Eighteenth street, $1000.
A big, big bargain for $3250; new, modern
two-story house. 10 rooms, Main street, near
Twenty-ninth.
T. WIESENDANGER,
50 Bryson-Bonebrake Block (elevator).
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NOTICE.
TO THE HON. FRANK P. 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.
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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.

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