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Mr. Rees Writes the Worst Poetry on Record. He Comes up for Another Round With the Mayor. Proceedings at Yesterday's Meeting of tbe City Council. The Report from the City Officers— Mr. Rees and His Speech and Hie Poetry—Routine Matter*. The piece de resistance of the feast of reason in the council-chamber yester day was, another eloquent address by Mr. Rees against Mayor Hazard and in reply to the latter's message read and filed last Friday at the adjourned meet ing. When Major Bonsall rapped with his gavel yesterday morning, all mem bers were present and looked forward with anticipation to the Demosthenic philippic about to be sprung upon them. The usual dry and uninteresting routine had, however, to be gone through with before the more pleasant duty of listen ing to a fine production of exquisite sar casm could be indulged. TAXEB COLLECTED. The city tax and license collector re ported amount of taxes collected to and including Wednesday, November 28th, $255,487.54. CITX ATTORNEY'S REI'ORT. "I have prepared and present here with the lease of G. Bagagolupi for Res ervoir site No. 7, as directed by you." Adopted. _ "In the matter of the petition of Mat tie L. Wilson asking for a quit-claim deed to a piece of land in front of lot 5, block A, of the Morris Vine yard tract, I find that this piece of land was formerly a part of Ogier lane, now Winston street, but that the lines of said street were changed in such a manner as to leave the strip of ground between the front line of said lot and the new south line of the street. I do not believe that a quit-claim deed to petitioner is neces sary, but see no objection to issuing the same as prayed for in the petition." Report approved. "In the matter of using zauja water for power I know of no reason why the city should not derive a revenue there from. I know of no legal reason why a party having a house in the firemen's cemetery should not pay ground rent for the same." Referred to zanja and land committees. "I have prepared a sprinkling contract according to instructions, but I under stand from members of the council that there are some additional clauses which will be required, and therefore advise that the matter be referred to a special committee, in connection with the city attorney, to draft a contract.". Referred to board of public works and the city attorney, with instructions to report if possible in the afternoon. FINANCE COMMUTES. "We recommend that the auditor's report on the statement of the water overseer, of the sale of water during Oc tober, be filed, and also the statement of t le auditor showing the condition of the funds for the week ending November 14, 1891." Report adopted. "We recommend tnat petition No. 074 from R. M. Thomson & Co., and peti tion No. 072 from W. J. Brodrick, refer ring to insurance of the city hall, be filed." Report adopted. "We recommend that demand of Charles Lantz on the cash fund lor $13.25 be referred to the city attorney and street superintendent." Report adopted, "We recommend that in place of the insurance now expiring on city hall, the following new policies be accepted, to wit: In tbe Home Mutual of California, $2,500; in Madgeburg Fire Insurance company of Madgeburg, $2500; in the Boylston Insurance company of Boston, *2500; in the Fire Association of Phila delphia, $2500." Report adopted. KB. REES'.S ORATION. Mr. Rees now rose to a question of personal privilege, and broke away iv the following words: The mayor's reply to my criticism of his message, stripped of its redundant verbiage of sell-laudation, may be stated thus: He was not a member of the park commission, September. 1890, and did not approve the Chase demand. He had the right to draw $25 from the emergency fund because the expense of himself and wife to Sacramento and back amounted to $133. It must have been an emergency within the meaning of the law because no objection was raised by the city clerk and treasurer. The claim of O'Melveny & Henning should have been paid, notwithstanding he had not been authorized to engage them at the city's expense. He had deemed it wise to hire them and that should be sufficient. It was right for him to draw $54 out of the emergency fund, although a violation of the law, because he could not be expected to humble himself sufficiently to ask the council to advance a sum to cover this expense, which he was daily expecting. I think I have laid the mayor under great obligation to me for affording him an opportunity to rehearse, like an In dian brave, his deeds of valor and acts of charity. 1 admit that I erroneously charged him with being a member of the park commission in September, 1890. But he concedes that the Chase contract was begun while he was a member of the board, and claims that Chase was notified that only $300 worth of work was ordered by that contract. The contract was only verbal and no requisition was passed, so if the mayors statement is true it proves that in this matter he was guilty of a more flagrant breach of the law than this council. Why did not the board pay Mr. Chase $300 when that amount of work was done? The mayor says that was the understanding. Evidently because his contract was not finished. He had agreed to do a certain amount of work and they would not pay him until it was completed. The work amounted t05953, and the charter required that bids be advertised for, but they did not comply with the law and Mayor Hazard knows it. The fact of the park commissioners organizing under the state law, subse quent to the letting of that verbal con tract, did not legalize their illegal act committed prior thereto. The state law empowered the board to spend the pa rk fund without council's permission; then why did they not pay that demand with out asking permission of the council? Evidently because tbe verbal contract THE LOS ANGELES H*ERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 1, 1891. was entered into before they began to operate under the state law, and the mayor was in a hole when he approved the demand, although he is too stubborn to admit it. The mayor says (referring to me) "to deny him the right to deal in fiction would be to rob him of his stock in trade." I propose to show that his honor is a wholesale dealer in fiction. Let us see how great and sudden the emergency was for him to get that $25 to go to "Sacramento. January 31st he was convinced that it was his duty to go north to get the bill amending charter passed. He must go immediately, as the time in which bills could be intro duced was drawing to a close. On this day he drew from the city treasury his January salary, $300. Apparently this waß not quite enough money to take him to Sacramento in proper style, because on this same day be explained to City Clerk Teed that be did not have the necessary funds to go, and must abandon the trip, because the time was too short to bring the matter in the usu al way before the council. Well, time was fleeting and our city would go to the dogs if Mayor Hazard did not go to Sacramento and prevent the mis chief. I am glad to see, according to his own intimation, that he was reluc tant about taking money out of this fund, but he finally yielded to the im portunities of the city clerk, and on January 31 a check was drawn for $25 on the emergency fund. The need of his honor's presence at the state capi tol was becoming extraordinary, but the treasurer was not called on for that $25 until February 2. Having at last suc ceeded in getting his hand into the treasurer "through this little back door," you will all imagine that he started north without delay to save us from impending ruin; but he did not. The emergency was not so great after he got the money. About February 7 this pompous tin-and-tinsel savior of our city started leisurely north. Now, I what need of all this bosh and pathos about the emergency of his going? Why all this subterfuge and fiction about the impossibility of getting this appropriation from the council in the usual way? On the very day that Mayor Hazard drew the $25 from the emergency fund, February 2, this coun cil held its regular meeting; still our immaculate mayor has the superlative gall to tell the intelligent people of this city that it was impossible for him to obtain this money in the usual way. Here is fiction with a vengeance. To call this fiction is an outrage on charity, but it is best to err on the side of mercy. The mayor says: "Goddle mighty never made the man who caught him in a hole he could not get out of." He can make an ingenious ladder with his tongue, upon which he climbs. Now I ask our dis cerning citizens whose cheek should blush with confusion? Whose head should hang in shame? Verily "Our Harry" can beat "old Harry" in the prevarication business. The mayor for gets the adage which says, those who do not tell the truth should have good memories. This rollicking romancer says he sent and obtained railroad tick ets for himself and wife, for which he subsequently paid $00. He procured railroad passes and he knows they were passes, although he calls them tickets. When he returned from Sacramento he probably thought he could make a little political capital if he insisted on paying his fare? After procuring and using these passes he has the effrontery to tell the public that I "ride on a free pass and lunch at the city's expense." The mayor is like the smart thief, who, when being pursued began to shout "stop thief" himself, and thus divert attention from himself to others. When he catches my wife and myself riding to Sacramento and back on a free pass I will agree to place twice tbe amount of the fare in the treasury of |the Orphan's home. I believe on two occasions I have taken lunch at the city's expense, when the members of the council, news paper representatives and a_ number of civil engineers took a trip to inspect the sewer route. Fifty centß will more than pay for all the lunches I have had at the expense of the city, and the mayor knows that the bills for the lunches and wagon hire on those occasions were pre sented in a proper manner and no at tempt was made to smuggle the money out oQhe emergency fund. As to*the $54 illegally drawn by the mayor from the emergency fund May 19th, I beg to inform his honor that this council was in session the day betore and if requested could on that day have provided a sum in the regular way to meet the expected demands for jury fees, and further, if an emergency re quires it, a meeting of the council can be called in ore hour. The mayor claims that the council authorized him to hire O'Melveny & Henning by referring this matter to "him. I challenge htm to show where this council referred the case to him. He took it voluntarily, and he, being a lawyer, the members of the council thought he wanted an opportu nity to again display his forensic force and would therefore" conduct the case himself. The Herald of November sth reported that Mayor Hazard had stated that be had paid these attorneys their fee himself, but Mr. Henning told me only last Saturday that the fee was yet unpaid, so that was another bit of fic tion. I cannot recall a single message in which he did not, either by innuendo or crafty manipulation of words, distort and misconstrue the facts, so as to cast discredit and others, and promote his own agrandizement. He is prolific iv subtle resources, and never short of a subterfuge. In hiß last veto message, he says: "I return contract with F. Chenoweth unsigned, because it pro vides for payment for grading this street out of general funds." He knew very well that the contract waß only for plac ing grave) on a twenty-foot strip on Central avenue, and not for grading in the legal acceptation of that term. If his honor imagines that I have been unfair in my criticisms, I shall have to attribute it to the dangerous precedents established by himself. As the mayor possesses many qualities which I ad mire, I trust the occasion will not again arise to provoke me to repeat the un pleasant task I have now assumed. Let his honor first pull the beam out of his own eye, etc., and also remember that "kind words awaken kind echoß." The mayor is so fond of publicity that OflfSß Used in Millions of Hones— 40 Years the Standard. I am suie he will be glad to have hia name go rolling down the ages in song and story. I have therefore penned a few lines, which I dedicate to him, as the prince of romancers and champion vetoist: The snmmer bards Blng of the beauties of spring, And the caroling birds in the strect-o; But If I were a muse the subject I'd choose Would bo Hazard and his little veto. When the ordinance passed which expendi tures rasped, Hazard winked and said that he would beat-o. Ho snatched up his pen aud scratched like v hen, And dashed olfhls famous veto. When he gets in a hole he'll mortgage his soul, Just to prove that ho never was in it; He's so well versed iv the law, with a shake of his paw, He can prove black is white in a minute. On the Fourth of July he keeps out a sharp eye. He's en rapport with rowdies who've drunk tine, He'll shout, «wear and yell, and consign you to sheol, So ho gets some political buncombe. COMMITTEE ON PUHLIC BUILDINGS. "It being the sense of thia body that the building on Second street, known as the old city hall or police station, should be sold, and that a new building should be constructed on the city property on the north side of the city hall, we recom mend that the city attorney be instructed to prepare an ordinance to sell at auction the property on Second street, and that the city clerk be instructed to advertise for plans and specifications to conatruct a police atation on the city property on Broadway, the coat not to exceed $00,000." Mr. Tufts moved to adopt, and an ani mated discussion was started by Major Bonsall, who labored under the impres sion that the matter had not reached council in the proper way, because no official communication had been re ceived from the police commisaionera. Efforta were made to convince him that the police commiaaionera had paßsed a resolution endorsing council in this matter, but were in vain. Eventually the report was adopted by a vole of 8 to 1. HOARD OF I'UBLIC WORKS. Recommendation of the city engineer to amend specifications for street work so as to fix the radii of curba at cross ings and intersections of streets. Adopted. Recommendation that the bid of Mc- Greal for grading Pine street be ac cepted. Adopted at the afternoon session. In the morning seesion Mr. McGreal insisted upon being either awarded the contract or having his certified check returned. Mr. Innes said tbat the people on Pink street did not want the improvement now. Major Bonsall de clared that this was no time to enter protests after the bid bad been ac cepted. The matter was deferred a couple of times, reconsidered an equal number of times, and eventually the contract was awarded. The matter of proposals for paving Pearl street, which was referred back to council without recommendation other than that action be deferred one week, was next taken up. This is the same proposition over which there has been so much trouble of late. The mayor's veto and the repeated dissensions have gotten the whole matter into a horrible condition. The bids betore council now, made by Mr. Smith, are both lower than the bid under the first advertisement, bat the property owners are sorry that they ever objected to the Bituminous Lime Rock Paving company's original bid, because they now fear that the lower Smith bid of 20 cents may be accepted and an inferior pavement put down. The discussion of the matter was long and earnest. Mr. McGarry—lt turns out that the contractor has failed to sign the contract properly, and that there haß no certain, sum been mentioned aa a penalty. I move you that the bids be rejected and that there be a readvertißement or dered. Richard Gird, of Chino, when this motion became debatable.was invited to give expression to his views on Chino rock, and delivered an addreaa in which he lauded that product to the akieß. The city engineer of San Bernardino waa also present to apeak for Chino rock, and declared that hia experiments had proved it to be a moat excellent mate rial. Mr. Nickell —When we rejected the first bid we did it because the property holders thought it too high. We did what they wanted, and to reject the bid which is lower would he simply boys' play. Mr. Dockweiler —The charge that the description iv the contract is faulty is wronit. This whole business is all right, and as good as any contract ever made. Mr. McGarry—The last time, the bid was rejected because there was only one, aud it looks inconsistent to me to accept the one now offered, when it is also the only one. Mr.Rees —The present bid, it seems to me, is a good one, and the property holders cannot expect us to reject bids over and over again. I am willing to have the matter deferred, so as to inves tigate the merits of Chino rock. Col. J.J. Ayers—l feel deeply inter ested in tbe remarks of Mr. Gird and the engineer from San Bernardino on the virtues of the the new rock. I hope that on trial it will prove what they claim it to be. It would be a great thing if we had a deposit of rock near here, ser viceable and lasting for the pavement of our streets. I hope this rock pos sesses the qualities the gentlemen have claimed for it, but I must confess that when matters come so close to me that it is to be experimented with at my ex pence, I would prefer to have it tried in a manner which will show how it will stand the local climate as compared with that of Chino and San Bernardino. Our city engineers tells me that this rock is very adhesive and very soft. It dries very gradually, and when it is soft, a wheel makes no impression on its surface. This may be the very quality of paving material we are look ing for, but before placing it on a street like Pearl, where so much money is to be expended. I should like first to have it tried in this city. The property hold ers have been brought into this tangle unnecessarily, and I begin to despair that we will get what we want. Possi bly it would be good for council to go yiHOLD MEN ! Suffering from NERVOUS DEBILITY, LOST or FAILING MANHOOD, INVOLUNTARY EMISSIONS, IMPOTENCY, MENTAL WORRY, PERSONAL WEAKNESS, LOSS OF MEMORY, DESPONDENCY, KIDNEY nnd BLADDER TROUBLE, nnd ull other diseases of mind and body, produced by youthful follies and overin dulgence, quietly and permanently cured by Dr. Steinhart's ESSENCE OF LIFE! THE GREAT VITALIZER. PRICE $2 PER BOTTLE Or ti bottles for $10, or in pill form at same price. Call or write to Dr. P. Steinhart, S. SPRING ST., Los Angeles, .... Cal. ff*y~AH communications strictly confiden tial and private. OFFICE HOURS: From 9 to 3, and in the evening, (3 to 7:30; Sundays, 10 to VI. 11-14 (>m and examine the quarriea as well aa the streeta in other placea where the lock has been tried. I don't want such a pavement to go down until it haa been thoroughly teated. Mr. F. L. Forreater—Council ought to get the opinion of experts on this rock, which has not as yet been done. You ought to appoint some special peraon or persona to examine the material and re port on it, for we would not like to have it done unless it has been better tested. There are irregularities in the contract, too, which make it a queßtion whether property can be aaae6Bed—for example, in cases where curbs have already been constructed. Contractor Smith—l am willing to have any changes made in the contract so as to make it satisfactory. The bids finally, on motion of Mr. Nickell, were referred back to the board of public workß. Recommendation to accept the bid of J. W. Patillo for laying cement side walka on the west Bide of Pearl street, between Tenth and Olive, was adopted. Action on the petition of R. G. Lunt for opening Hoff street waa deferred one week. Petition from Mrs. K. Messer and others protesting against constructing curb and sidewalk on Jackaon atreet, was filed. Petition of George Foster and others to have Twenty-seventh atreet between Main and Grand avenue graded, graveled and curbed, was gianted, and the city engineer waa instructed to draw up an ordinance of intention. Petition of Mrs. J. S. Slauson and others to have Figueroa street paved, was granted and ordinance of intention ordered. Petition of E. H. Toll to have grade of Union avenue established was granted. The other recommendations of the board as published in Saturday's Herald were approved. MOTIONS AND MIKCELLANROL'S. Ordinance of intention fixing new limitß for fire district No. 1, as per peti tion of H. W. Hellman and others. Utiles suspended and ordinance passed. Mr. Innea moved that the fire com mission be instructed to pjace a fire plug at the corner of Temple and Flower streets. Passed. Mr. Nickell moved that the city en gineer furnish the city attorney all the data necessary to determine what right the city has to North Griffin avenue. Passed. Mr. Summerland moved that the city engineer be instructed to go to Chino, examine the Chino lime rock and report during the week. Lost. Mr. Summerland moved that the street and viaduct connecting San Fer nando with Buena Vista streetbe named Hamilton street, and the city attorney be instructed to draft an ordinance to that effect. Passed. CITY ENGINEER'S REI'ORT. Map for opening Sixth street submit ted and referred to board of public worka. Ordinance of intention for construct ing cement sidewalk on Tenth street, between Gjand avenue and Flower street, submitted and passed. Ordinance of intention for construct ing cement sidewalk on the south side of Thirtieth street, between Figueroa and Grand avenue, submitted ana passed. Ordinance of intention for grading and curbing Twenty-eighth street, from Figueroa to Hoover street, submitted and passed. INVITATIONS. Invitation to mayor and council from Los Angeles Athletic club to attend the coming international tug of war as guests accepted with thanks. Invitation from Richard Gird to coun cil to visit San Bernardino, Ontario and the Chino rock quarries, accepted, date to be fixed hereafter. Adjournment. Fell Hen tl. These words aro very familiar to our readers, as not a day passel without the report of the mdden death of some prominent citizen. Tbe explanation is "Heart Di--ease." 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