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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
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.
The city tax and license collector re
ported amount of taxes collected to and
including Wednesday, November 28th,
"I have prepared and present here
with the lease of G. Bagagolupi for Res
ervoir site No. 7, as directed by you."
_ "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
"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.
"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
"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.
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
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
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
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
The snmmer bards Blng of the beauties of
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
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
He'll shout, «wear and yell, and consign you to
So ho gets some political buncombe.
"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
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.
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.
Recommendation that the bid of Mc-
Greal for grading Pine street be ac
cepted. Adopted at the afternoon
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
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
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'
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
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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
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
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
Petition of E. H. Toll to have grade
of Union avenue established was
The other recommendations of the
board as published in Saturday's Herald
were approved.
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.
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.
Map for opening Sixth street submit
ted and referred to board of public
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
Ordinance of intention for grading
and curbing Twenty-eighth street, from
Figueroa to Hoover street, submitted
and passed.
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.
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." Therefore,
beware if yon have any of the following symp
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Spells, Swollen Ankles, Asthmatic Breathing,
Weak and Hnngrv Spells, Tenderness in Shoul
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Pulse. These symptoms mean heart disease
The most reliable remedy is Dr. Miles's New
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Peace on Barth
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What should he do? Begin and pursue syste
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Good Opportunity.
A Spanish gentleman sneaking also French
and English, will leave Los Angeles for the
City of Mexico, about Dec. 10th, and offers his
services as interpreter during the trip to trav
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A. Cuyas, at 520 Buena Vista street.
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Our variety conaiats of Seedlings, Mediterranean Sweets, Malta Bloods, Saint
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La cr Lin a anci Farming Co.,
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Tbe catalogue remaining unsola consists of 1000 head of cattle, 46 head of
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This sale ia positive aa the leaae expiree on December 31, 1891.
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