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THE COUNTY'S WEALTH.
What the Auditor's and Assessor's Figures Show. The Assessed Value of Railroads, Heal Batata and Personal Property ■ The Increase In Ten Years-Some Inter esting Figures. There is oneway of figuring the wealth and prosperity of the county, which ab solutely precludes any exaggeration, and that is to take the figures of the county assessor and auditor. These officials are not disposed nor permitted to get their estimates too high, but, as a rule, they place values far below the actual value. In what is called Southern California is included about 34 per cent, of the state's area. Ten yeats' ago, or in 1880, the assessment on this was only 6 per cent, of that of the whole state, but in 1890 it amounts to fully 20 per cent. The assessor's figures for the year, in totals, are as follows: Real estate, other than town lots.. $10,559,105 Improvements on same 2,340,585 City or town lots 28,852.49<i Improvements on samo 12,220,730 Telegraph and telephones 50,450 Total real real estate and im provements $00,029,300 PERSONAL PROPERTY. Money $127,000 Solvent credits 277,800 Other personal property 0,822,010 Total $7,227,480 Total value of property, real and personal $07,250,840 RAILROADS. The railroads and telegraph lines are assessed as follows: Mile- Value age. Pr mile Total. Ban Gabriel Valley Rapid Transit Ralf way company 1? $2,500 $30,000 Los Angeles and Pacific Railway company 24 700 10,890 Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale 23 J 5,000 lW 300 Redondo Beach Rallw'y company 10 3,000 49,500 Western Union Tele graph company . 21,095 Sunset Telephone and Teleg aph company 233 11,800 Southern Pacific Tele graph 180 11,210 Southern California Telegraph 81 5,095 Redondo Beach Tele graph ...... 10 ..... 000 Property on which mortgages are placed, is valued at $10,216,000, and the mortgages and like instruments at $8,191,970. The average for last year's crop is figured as follows: Acres. Wheat 45,090 Barley 31,010 Corn 15,060 Hay 13,080 The following assessments of railroads by the board of equalization : Southern Pacific Railroad company- Lands $ 75,330 Improvements 76,7 .'5 Furniture fixtures, etc 5,550 Telegraph lines 11,210 Total $108,815 Southern California Railroad company— Lands $ 93,230 Improvements 43,025 Furniture, fixtures, etc 1,300 Telegraph lines 5,085 Total $143,240 PERSONAL BELONGINGS. The following is the full list of the per sonal property, as shown on the asses sor's books. In its details it furnishes much opportunity for ded actions: Quantity. Value. Beehives, number 8,855 $ c.POO Brandies and other liq uors, gallons 27,738 22,460 Barley, tons 3,351 18,995 Calves, number 3,310 25.230 Cattle, number 18,152 136.380 Coal, tons 4089 20,005 Colts, number 3,527 75,095 Cows, thoroughbreds 118 4,270 Cows, mixed breeds 10,380 233,505 Cern, tons 1,059 10,005 Farming utensils 36,335 Firearms 8,865 Fixtures, offices, saloons, etc 383,935 Franchises not asso'd by State B'd ol Kquallz'tn 31,050 Furniture 914,000 Goats, common, number. 93 118 Oo ds, wares aud mdse 1,907,855 Harness and saddlery,etc. 9.570 65,130 Hay, tons 2,048 8,070 Hogs, number 0,592 21,070 Horses, thoroughbreds. 150 18,580 Horses, American 9,092 440,135 Horses, half-breds 7,540 205,170 Jacks and Jennies 67 1,300 Jewelry and plate 37,025 Lambs, number 10,520 8,406 Libraries, law,medical,etc 08,845 Lumber, feet 4,919;117 115,405 Machinery ... 367,210 Mules, number 1,078 70,105 Musical instruments 40,335 Oxen, number 41 770 Pianos, number 1,189 170,005 Poultry, dozen 7,340 22,780 Railroad rolltngstock not ass'd by State Bd of Kqu 38,625 Sowing machines 5,539 50,175 Sheep. Imported or fine.. 505 2.550 Sneep, graded 91,980 133,14 i Steamers, vessels, etc 24 49,005 Wagons and other vehi cles 10,814 339,015 WaWbes 4,827 75,905 Wines, gallons 449,190 52,725 Wood, cords 1,407 4,430 Miscellaneous other prop erty 531,950 Total $6,822,010 ASSESSMENT OF CITIES IN DETAIL. I,os Angeles .'. .$30,790,170 Pasadena 3,523,200 South Pasadena 453,985 Pomona 1,451,450 Santa Monica 702,335 Monrovia 479, 50 Long Beach 380 915 San Pedro 294.300 Compton 134,700 Country 20,878,286 Total $05,153,900 THE AUDITOR'S FIGURES. The county auditor furnjshes the fol lowing interesting statement: Number of acres 993,497 Real estate other than town lots— 10.002,495 Improvements thereon 2,294,220 City and town lots 28.852.500 Improvements thereon 12,159,078 Total improvements on real estate.. 14,453,300 Personal property, including money 7,213,315 Rat roads State Board of Equaliza tion) 2,353,415 Total value, all property $09,475,025 TAXATION. The rate of taxation in the county is: Outside property, 92 cents; inside prop erty, 62 cents; state tax, 58 cents; total outside property, $1.50; inside prop erty, $1.20. Bonds outstanding amount in all to $739,500. COUNTY PROPERTY, The property of the county is stated to be as follows: Present court house ... $100,000 Now " " , 550.000 Jail 60,000 Hospital 50 00 » Poor farm 35,000 Real estate 30,000 Total 825,000 A COMPARISON. The books show that in 1880 the assessment of the county amounted to $16,677,591, which of course included the rich acres of what is now Orange county, -which was created two years since. Lott's wife was the author of Looking Backward. She was too fresh and be came a oillar of salt. THE LOS ANGELES HERALD, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, 1891. THE CITY LIBRARY. A Splendid Institution Which Is a Credit to the Municipality. Los Angeles has good reason to be proud of its public library. It is an ex cellent institution, splendidly managed. The following excerpts from the last report of the board of directors will servo to indicate its scope and efficiency: The particulars in detail of the opera tion of the library, the number of books issued for circulation for library use and home use, the amount of moneys re ceived and expended, the number of books added, and the expenditures for books, salaries and other disbursements, will be found in the report of the libra rian, marked Appendix A, hereto at tached. It is thought that a careful examina tion of these statistics will impress read ers with the magnitude of the work that the library has achieved during the past twelve months. Particular attention is called to the significance of the phenom enal circulation, which has rapidly and .steadily increased from 4,833 in Septem ber, 1889, to 11,076 in November, 1890. Few libraries of double the number of volumes can show such figures. There have been added to the shelves since the last report, 7,053 volumes. No one, without experience in this regard, can have any idea of the labor which this has entailed. First, every book has been examined page by page, to ascer tain that it was in perfect condition, without sheets missing or misplaced. Second, it has been classified in the gen eral class and its proper subdivision marked and a card made out for the card catalogue, the book plate inserted and the book numbered and labeled before it was ready for the shelves. In the item of expense the reports of other public libraries in tho V ,nlte d States show that the expenditure on sal aries and working expenses has been remarkably less in proportion to the amount expended in the purchase ot hooks than is thn case with many of these other libraries. A comparison of the figures herewith submitted will make this point more clear. Books, Binding &Pc ioel'U. Salaries. St. Louis $ 8,105 1)8 $10,409 23 Chicago 10,420 08 49,031 91 Detroit 10,217 53 14,702 17 Cincinnati 11,597 97 29,390 25 Patterson, N. J 1,505 09 3,288 35 Portland, Me 1.795 05 3,556 22 Ban Francisco, Cal. . 5.112 98 16,211 88 Springfield, Mass 8,949 07 6,125 81 Toledo, 0 2,803 88 3,185 75 Loa Angeles . . .11,803 49 0,158 83 For the purpose of increasing the efficiency of the reference department there have been made extensive pur chases of sets of magazines and reviews in the past year. The importance of this department cannot well be over estimated, having in view the fact that the best thought and most intelligent observation, not only of questions of the day and of current literature, but on all branches of thought, is found in mono graphs contained in these periodicals and scientific and literary reviews. In deed, the possession of complete sets of such reviews would alone form a library which would be a mine of the richest l kind for all students. This mine has been made available by Poole's Index for Periodical Literature, whqrein a student upon any subject can ascertain where all articles upon that question may be found. There was one set compromising 73 volumes of periodicals in the library two years ago, but the present management have added 1430 volumes to this depart ment. This tells you what we have al ready received, but we have others on I the way and orders out for the purchase \ of other desirable sets of reviews, to be filled as soon as the same can be done at reasonable figures. The librarian's report for the year will give a better idea of the details of the work, its progress during the past year and its prospects. It is as follows: The statistics embodied in this report are for a period of one year, December 1,1889 to December 1.1890. The city council apportioned to the li brary fund, for the fiscal year ending 1890-91, the sum of $21,222, derived from the city tax-levy, payablesemi-annually. The receipts and expenditures of the library fund for the past year are as fol lows: RECEIPTS. Ralance on hand Dec. 1, 1889 113.021 89 Received on account of apportion ment, fiscal year 1890-91 10,805 12 Fines 101 35 Dues 1,300 00 Total 123,354 30 EXPENDITURES. Books and periodicals $12,220 27 Printing 220 00 Stationery and supplies 200 00 Library blanks 343 50 Insurance 279 00 Carpentering 183 65 Furniture and fixtures 300 00 Traveling expenses allowed on libra rian's special report 250 00 City of Los Angeles, account cost of running elevator 480 00 Telephone • 00 00 Sundries, petty expenses 202 29 Salaries library staff 5,070 83 Salary janitor 480 00 Total expense $20,955 54 Balance in hands city treasurer 4,398 82 Total $25,354 30 These figures are especially note worthy, from the fact that the salary ac count is one-half that of the book ac count, a showing that very few libra ries can make, considering the large cir culation of books of this library. The bonk account of the library is fully set forth in the following state ment: No. of volumes in library Ist December, 1889 11,028 No. of volumes accessioned to Ist De cember, 1890 7,053 Total 18,081 Discarded 152 Lost 4— 156 Total No. Vols-. In library Ist De cember, 1890, ... 17,925 The discarded books and odd numbers of periodicals were divided between tha county hospital and Newsboys' home, for the use of the inmates. Of the above number of books in the library, 3060 volumes are public docu ments, and a reference collection num bering 2319, all of which do not circu late, leaving 12,546 volumes available for circulation outside of the library. The circulation, as recorded, is as follows: MONTHLY CIRCULATION, DECEMBER 1, 1889, TO NOVEMBER 30, 1890, INCLUSIVE. Deo. Jan. Feb. Mar. Reading Room . 3217 7100 6544 7378 Home Use 3117 3334 3188 4179 Total 6334 10,500 9,782 11,557 Apr. May. June. July. Reading Room. .5908 6232 0184 5882 Home Use. ... 8306 3578 3505 4260 Total .9274 9810 9749 10,142 Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Reading Room. .5899 6136 5988 0067 Home Use 4539 4701 4380 3025 Total 10,438 10,837 10,308 11,092 Total circulation in reading room 72,681 Total number taken home...' 47,172 Total reading room and home use 119,883 The Sunday attendance for the year amounted t# 8046, or an average of 152 per Sunday, the library being open from 1 o'clock p. m. to 6 o'clock p. m., on that day. No record is kept of the use of books THE POLICE. The Work of the Force During the Past Year—The Number of Arrests and Offenses Charged. The police force of the city is almost up to the best standard in its organiza tion. J. M. Glass, the chief, in his annual report, furnishes the following tabular statement, and matter in reference to the work done by his department during the year. The table shows the arrests made by the police during the year from De cember 1,1889, to November 30,1890, inclusive, to have been 2575. Of these arrests sixty-three defendants were held to answer to the charges pre ferred against them iv the superior court; 1872 were convicted in the police court; 600 were dismissed by justices, and forty cases are still pending. The city owns the police station on Second street, and the East Side station. Tho former is provided with a well equipped receiving hospital and city jail. The police regulations require that each officer shall carry a club, revolver and handcuffs. The city furnishes a rosewood club, twenty-two inches long, and a black patent leather belt; the revolver and handcuffs are the private property of the officer, and are the make and style of individual fancy. The report of the detective bureau shows property reported stolen and lost to the value of $20,809, and property recovered and restored to owners to the amount of $14,695. The men have organized a rifle corps, the members of which have voluntarily armed themselves with the latest improved Winchester rifles, at a cost of $25 each. They have spent much time in drill and target practice, and have attained a com mendable degree of efficiency in the use of their weapons. The chief says: "I believe that in certain emergencies the possession of these weapons, and the knowledge of their use, might be a great service to the city, while they add mate rially to the general appearance of the force on parade or inspection. I think it would be a wise proceeding to furnish the department with a number of regulation bayonet rifles." The force as constituted at present consists in all of seventy-seven men. as follows: One chief, one captain, one secretary, three sergeants, two drivers of patrol wagon, two jailors, three clerks, one bailiff, six mounted men, fifty-three patrolmen and four detectives. The table of a.rests is subjoined. SUMMARY OF ARRESTS FOR THE YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER 30, 1890. CHARGE. %■ 3 ! K 3 w > "3 c 3 re > a w a go s I O aj 5 <T 1 I ! 1 s 8 H o > f Adultery Ar«on, attempt at Assault Assault with deadly weapon Assault to kill. Bribery, attempt at Pegging Bat'ery Burglary Burglary, attempt at Contempt of Court Carrying concealed weapons Cruelty to animals Drunk i Disturbing the peace Embezzlement False pretenses Fa«t driving Forgerv Fire ordinance, violating Gambling Gambling ordinance, violating ... Hitching ordinance, violating T.arceny, grand Larceny, grand, attempt L rceny, petit Larcenv, petit, attempt T 'cense law, violating Laundry ordinance, violating Lottery'tlcket selling Misdemeanor Mali ious mischief Murder Opium smoking Opium place, keeping Rape Robberv Sidewalk ordinance, violating Seduction Suspicious persons ]■■■■ • ! .... "ii .... .... .... .... .... "i 1 l "A V, " :::; .... i.... .... i .... .... ... ..... i .... -_ ... .... "'i .... .... .... ll ii I'- •v. ... .... ... ... .... .... .... .... ... .... .... .... ■ ... —J .... • ••• "i .... .... .... .... v Htn-anoy Witnesses, detained Totals insane For medical treatment Lodgers. I ost children, returned to parents Loose horses, etc., imponnded Grand totals I in the reference department, the public having direct access to the books, but the space at our command for this pur pose is 80 limited that not one-fourth of the demand can be accommodated. ' he daily use of the periodicals on file in the reading rooms, averages 100 per day, but no record is kept and the fig ures are not included in the circulation tables. There are 221 periodicals received in the library, which are apportioned as follows: On file in reading rooms, 47; on file at delivery desk, 122; for use at home, 52. That the circulation of current period icals is popular may be judged by the fact that with fifty-two periodicals, the circulation amounted to 4391 for the year. The large number of newspapers from surrounding towns, on file in the read ing rooms, required so much space that their c ntinuanee was deemed impracti cable, and the donors of the papers have since transferred them to the chamber of commerce, where they are on file for the use of the general public. Special attention has been given to the reference collection in the purchase of books. Complete sets of the leading English and American reviews have been added, while the other classes have received the attention that the demand warranted. On the Ist of July the board of direc tors extended the privileges of the li brary, during vacation, to all pupils of the public schools who attained an aver age of 90 per cent, in theirexamiuations. Cards were issued to 272 pupils and the increase of juvenile visitors to the read ing rooms averaged 100 per day; the cir culation of books to these children amounted to 11,830 volumes in ten weeks. The library staff deserves special mention and praise for the patience and efforts exerted to impress the youthful readers with a proper understanding of the card, catalogue and other guides,and to inspire consideration for the books; the result of the care exercised is very apparent and highly satisfactory from the moral effect, and from a business standpoint as well; since the principles of care and cleanliness thus instilled in the minds of the juvenile reader adds 50 per cent, to the length of the life of a book on the library shelves. During the past year the important work of making a card catalogue of the books has been actively going forward under the care ot especially trained cat aloguers, Mr. C. A. Cutter's Rules for a Dictionary Catalogue being the adopted guide for the work. The compilation of a finding list of authors aud titles of the contents of the library was begun on the Ist of October, and will be in the hands of the printer by the 15th of December. The copy of the finding list has been written on cards, postal size, directly from the books, and will be continued in that form after the list is published from them. To compile a list under such a press ure, of course, cannot be satisfactory, nor is it published at all from choice, since the library is growing so rapidly as to render its usefulness very short lived; but it has been rendered impera tive from the lack of desk room for the consulting of the shelf sheets, which for the past year have been tne sole means of access to the library, aside from the helps afforded by the staff of attendants, on whom the circulation has in the main depended. The experiment of circulating music has proven a decided success, and that it has been appreciated by our patrons is shown by the circulation of 540 in the eight months it haa been on the shelves, while the high character of the collec tion must prove an important educa tional feature. A special effort is being made to col lect photographic views of the city and surrounding country, and it is earnestly urged upon our citizens to assist us in this collection, and in the preservation of scraps, old newspapers, pamphlets, etc., relating to the history of our re gion, by donating anything available of the kind to tho library, where it will be carefully preserved and indexed for use. THE CITY'S HEALTH. The Deaths and Their Causes for the Past Year. The city health officer's report for the past year shows a total of 844 deaths. That officer, Dr. Granville MacGowan, figures his death rate on a basis of pop ulation of 65,000 souls. The last census gives Los Angeles but 53,094 inhab itants, but the doctor takes the higher figure as giving a fair average, includ ing the large number of pulmonary in valids who seek refuge here from all parts of the world, and who, par ticularly in the winter months, bring the total number of residents far above those actually settled here. This incident, of the climate at tracting great numbers of persons afflicted with diseases of the respiratory organs, accounts for the fact that the deaths from tuberculosis are so numer ous. The deauhs for the year, according to the assumption that 65,000 is a fair average of the city's population, would show a rate of 13 per thousand. The causes of death and the statistics are herewith given: ZYMOTIC. Cerebrospinal meningitis 1 Typhoid lever ' 19 Typno-malarial fever 3 Diphtheria 27' Measles 5 Influenza 2 Whooping cough 3 Membianeous croup 11 Septaeniia and pyaemia 5 Tetanus ~ l DIARRHOEAL diseases. Under 5 years of age 30 Over 5 years of sge 9 CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASES. Cancer Phthisis pulmonalls 246 Tubercular meningitis 7 Rheumatism g Alcoholism ................ 2 LOCAL DISEASES. Meningitis 24. Apoplexy 19 Convulsions 15 Nervous system diseases . . . . 25 Heart disease 57 Bronchitis 17 Pneumonia 49 Othe'respiratory diseases . . 11 Br glits' disease 16 Knterites, gastritis and peretonltls 27 Liver diseases 18 Other diseases oi urinary organs 12 Lepers * j; Thrush | 1 DEVELOPMENTAL DISEASES. Puerpral diseases 15 Inanition and marasmus 54 General debility 27 Senile gangrene 1 Pernicious anlniia .. 1 Morphine habit 2 Ovarian tumor 2 ACCIDENT AND VIOLENCE. Suicide 16 Accident and violence , 29 Total 844 HAY AND~GRAIN. The Estimate an Expert Makes on the Past and Coming Crops. The grain and hay crop last year is estimated by Mr. James J. Melius, an expert in such matters, to have been as follows: _ . Centals. Bariey 250.000 Wheat 275,000 Corn 180 000 Hay (tons) 20,000 The yield of the present season. Mr. Melius estimates, providing the rain is favorable, as follows: Centals Wheat from 600,000 to 700,000 Barley from 800,000 to 1,000,000 Corn from 175,000 to 200,000 Hay about 20,000 tons If Koch should actually check con sumption, what would become of the dear little home market? STREET RAILWAYS. The Extent of Transportation Facili ties in This City. The Great Cable System—its Develop ment and Cost—A Splendid Road—The Main and Temple-Street Lines- There are in Los Angeles about 55 miles of street railway, including cable and horse roads. No city of its Bi/e in the United States is better provided with transportation facilities. The leading roads are the cables con ducted by the Pacific Railway company. This comprises about twenty-one miles of road, which is operated by means of seven cables, the power being furnished from three large power houses. About two years ago a combination was formed of a number of independent horse-car lines in the city in a stock company, under the name of the Los Angeles Development company.. Mr. J. F. Crank was president of the organiza tion. Charles Forman vice-president, S. P. Jewett secretary, and I. W. Hellman treasurer. It was the intention of the company to put in a system of cables, very much the same as the one now in existence. Ground was broken in the spring of 1888, and the work begun. In the fall of that year a number of Chicago capitalists became interested in the undertaking, and C. B. Holmes, the president of the South Side cable system of Chicago, came out to visit Los Angeles and iook into the un dertaking. He decided that the enter prise could be made to pay, and his decision and the energetic way in which it was carried out by the syndicate, shows what judg ment was passed upon the possibilities of the future development of this city by a number of disinterested business men. Four-fifths of the stock was trans ferred to Chicago purchasers, and the name was ultimately changed to the Pacific Railway company. The work went on rapidly. On the Bth of June, 1889, the Grand avenue power-house was completed, and the first section of the cable went into operation. The oc casion was celebrated by a grand banquet. The next step in the development was the opening of the Boyle Heights power | house and the cable from that part of the city. This took place on the 3d of August, 1889, and the citizens of Boyle Heights entertained their visitors "in royal style. On the 2d of November the last of the power houses, that on Dow ney avenue, started its machinery, and the cable began to move cars over the great viaduct at San Fernando street. East Los Angeles celebrated the holiday and met the cars with a procession and appropriate festivities. The four other cables operated beyond the various power houses, the Grand avenue to Jefferson street, the Sev enth street, the Evergreen Cemetery and the extension of Downey ave nue, were opened as rapidly as the lines were completed and the cables ready. The whole system is now in successful pneration and doing a good business. The convenience of this system to the people of the city is a matter hard to overestimate. The remoter districts are the most benefited. The total cost of the work was nearly $2,000,000, divided as follows: For ironwork, rails, etc $100,000 For machinery 370,400 For material used in construction 148,900 For power houses 154,500 For viaducts and bridges 120,000 For paving 85.000 For cars 05,000 For cables 55,000 For fuel 30,050 For forage 25,000 For rates and taxes 5,000 And iv wages 500,500 The San Fernando-street viaduct is 1535 feet long, and high enough to let cars with engines attached pass under neath. The approaches are each sev enty-five feet long. There are in the city three miles of cable railway not in the above system, and there is a total of twenty-five or thirty miles of street railway operated by horses or mules. An electric street railway of about ten miles in length was "built a few years ago and operated for a while, but it fell into decay. A coin- Eany of people from Topeka, Kansas, as recently purchased the plant and franchise, and is now putting the road into thorough operating order under one of the best systems known to electricians. The net result of all this is that Los An geles has a system of street railways embracing nearly twenty-five miles of cable, nearly thirty miles of horse cars and nearly ten of electric road. The grand total is from sixty to sixty-five miles of street railway. The Pacific Railway company is now known as the Los Angeles Cable Railway company, and during 1889 it carried 6,000,000 pas sengers. It employs about 600 men. The horse cars and other systems employ nearly as many more. Trie investment -of $2,000,000 in this system by the Chi cago owners of the cable system is a pretty good evidence of the confidence shrewd men have in the city. The Los Angeles Cable Railway com pany was a California organization, and owing to the fact of there being several objectionable features so far as stock holders were concerned, under the Cali fornia law, a new corporation was organ ized under the laws of the state of Illi nois on August 22, 1889, under the title Pacific Railway company. The present officers are: C.B.Holmes, president; J. F. Crank, vice-president; John J. Akin, superintendent and treasurer. The capital is $2,500,000. This company owns in all forty-five miles of track, of which twenty-one are operated by cable, and twenty-four miles by horses and mules. The three power houses, which are handsome brick build ings, are each equipped with compound, non-condensing engines of the Corliss type, and two Hazleton tripod boilers of 500-horse power. All of the machinery is the most improved patterns, rope transmission being used to transmit the power from the main shaft to the drivers. Six large frame stables for the horses and mules are located at the terminals of the horse lines, and the ma chine and repair shops are on the corner of Grand avenue and Twelfth street. These horse lines use 140 horses, 90 mules, and 125 cars. A ten-minute car service is given on these lines. The cables all make a speed eight and one-third miles per hour, and the horse lines seven and three-fourths miles per hour. The cars run from 5:30 a.m. until midnight. Each car makes a per annum mileage of 35,594.80 miles, the total of all the cars per annum being 1,779,700 miles. The company employs 325 men, and last year paid out in wages $190,169.51. It also expended for hay, grain, supplies and material $105, --106.66. The number of passengers carried last year amounted to 7,600,000. No person 11 was killed by the cars, and but thr severely hurt. MAIN-STREET LINE. The second largest system of street railways in Los Angeles is the Main street and Agricultural park road, which comprises six and one-half miles of track. Of this company W. J. Brodrick is president and A. C. Taylor, secretary. The main line runs over the following streets: commencing on Main street at, the foot of Temple street, and runs thence south along Main street to Jeffer son street; thence along Jefferson street to Wesley avenue; thence along Wesley avenue to the terminus at Agricultural park. There is a branch line commenc ing at the junction of Main street and Washington street, and running there. ■ westerly along Washington street *o Figueroa; thence southerly al< Figueroa street to Jefferson street, w it reunites with the main line. There is another branch which rune from Main street to the Southern Pat passenger depot along Fifth street. Cars leave Temple block for Agricul tural park every five minutes during day, and for the Southern Pacific depot every ten minutes. The company carried over its lines during the year ending December Ist 1,750,000 passengers, of which number there were 33,000 school children. THE FIRST CABLE ROAD. The Extent of the Temple Street Sys tem and Its Business. The Temple-street cable railway is the pioneer cable road of the city, having been in operation now for over five years. It has in service three miles of line, one and one-half miles being double track, and one and one-half being singln track. It extends from Spring street along Templo street to the north city line, running through the beautiful western hill section of the city. Ten trains are operated, and on the double track portion a five-minute ser vice is maintained. The power-house is equipped with duplicate engines and the most approved driving machinery. The carefulness with which the road is managed is evinced by the fact that in a total of about one million passen gers transported last year not a single accident occurred. Mr. P. Beaudry is president, and V. W. Wood secretary and manager. CITIES AND TOWNS. List of Those in the County, with Their Population. Following is a list of cities and towns in the county of Los Angeles, with their population and distance from Los An geles : Population MileK I.os Angeles 60,000 Acton, north 160 28 Alhambra, east 600 « A lamitos Beach, south. 100 22 Alosta, east 200 22 A lplne, north 200 27 Arcadia, cast 200 27 Arteria, southeast 200 16 Azusa, east 1000 20 Burbank, north 400 9 Catalina Island, south 200 44 Cahuenga, west 100 8 Colegrove, west 200 0 Citrus, east 100 20 Claremont, east 100 30 Compton, south 050 11 Costa, east 100 20 Covina, east 200 20 Downey, southeast 700 10 Duarte, east 300 16 Elizabeth Lake, north 100 43 El Monte, east 300 13 Fletcher, east 100 24 Florence, sooth 300 6 Fulton Wells, east 200 13 Fruitland, south 100 6 Garvanza, northeast . 300 5 Gardena, south 100 8 Gallatin, east 100 10 Glendale, north 1000 8 Glendora. east 200 27 Inglewood. south 100 12 Kent, north 100 28 tang, north 100 27 Lamanda, east 300 )0 Laverne, east 100 26 Lancaster, north 200 44 La Canada, north 100 lo Lexington, east 100 12 Long Beach, south 500 20 Los Cerritos, south 100 15 Los Nietos, east 200 IO l«rdsburg, east 300 34 Marengo, east 100 7 Machado, east 100 8 Monte Vista, northwest 200 15 Morningside, west 100 15 Monrovia, northeast 690 15 Newhall, north 200 30 Norwalk, southeast 200 14 Pacoima, north 100 19 I'asadena, northeast 3,870 8 Pare Station, west 100 4 Pico Canyon, north 100 30 Port Ballona, southwest 100 14 Pomona, east 3,000 29 Puente, east 200 17 Ramona, east 100 3 Raymond, northeast, 500 7 Redondo Beach, southwest 660 it Rivera, east 100 9 Kosecranz, south 109 tf San Fernando, north 950 21 Santa Monic , west 800 15 San a Marie, west 100 9 San Dimas, east 100 31 San Uabiiel, east 800 9 Savannah, east 100 12 San Pedro, south 1,2 O 23 Sawyer , north 100 32 Serra Mad c, northeast 200 11 Soledad, north ; 100 20 Spadra, east. 325 25 Sunset, west 1,3(10 IO Tejung*, north 100 16 Tunuel Station, north 100 24 Tropica, north 200 « University, southwest 7,00 ; > 1 Verdugo, north 200 tf Vicente, north 100 12 Vineland, east 200 19 Wallula, no th 100 36 Wilmington, south 600 20 Whittier, east 600 12 Note—Some oi the figures fo population In clude suTounding territory. The population of the county, given in the census of 1890, is 101,400. COUNTY CLERK'S BUSINESS. A Summarized Statement Which Shows Less Litigation than Last Year. The following is a summarized state ment of the business of the county clerk's office for the past year, together with a comparison with the years 1888 and 1889. The figures show a slight de crease from those of 1889, which is ac counted for by the fact that there has been much less litigation in the county: 1888. 1890. January February March April May June July August September... October November.... December. .. 2,897.40 8,178 SO 3,842.50 §,240.00 8.461,1)5 3,254.50 2,676.30 8,146.11 2,601.95 2,816.39 2,5.16,35 2 tioO.OO Totals. ... December, 1800, estimated. 1888. 1889. 1890. Marriage licenses 1,050 1,201 \>23 Criminal cases 252 285 441 Probate 342 306 239 Civil 2,055 2,359 "i.OOO Eight hundred and fifty veterans draw pensions through this office. The fees of the office were reduced 2 per cent, by the last legislature, effect in April, 1890. All fees m c paid into the county urv. The office nets the county ■< $1500 monthly. When once started downward the sinner goes at fooi speed. •