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THE DEAD SENATOR.
Obsequies Held in the Senate
Chamber.
Public Officials Pay Their Last
Tribute of Respect-
The Remains Sent to Emporia, Kan.,
for Interment.
Aa Awkward Pane© During- the Funeral
Servlcea—Only Two Senators Pres
ent When the Senate
Adjourned.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Washington, Dec. 21.—Today the
United States senate, the house
of representatives, the executive and
judicial departments of the government,
the representatives of foreign powers,
and his many friends among the Wash
ington public, paid their last tribute of
affection and respect to the memory of
the late Senator Preston Plumb. Early
this morning the body was placed in a
handsome cloth-covered casket of cedar,
on the lid of which was a plain silver
plate bearing the following inscription :
"Preston B. Plumb, born Oct. 12, 1837;
died Dec. 20, 1891."
During the night the only watchers at
the residence of the deceased were a de
tail of messengers from the Capitol and
his private secretary. This morning
there were a few callers at the house,
mostly senate employees. At lOo'clock
the casket was borue from the house to
a hearse by eight Capitol police. Im
mediately upon the arrival of the small
funeral cortege, consisting of the hearse
and a single carriage, at the Capitol, the
casket was placed near the president's
chair, in the senate chamber, on a black
catafalque, and all persons were re
quested to retire.
When the senate met at noon, the
chamber was partly arranged for the
obsequies. The desk and the chair of
the deceased eenatorj were heavily
draped. The galleries were crowded
with specators, except the diplomatic
and vice-president's galleries, which
were reserved. In the opening prayer,
the chaplain referred in a feeling man
ner to the death of Senator Plumb. On
motion of Manderson, tbe reading of
the journal was dispensed with, and
Peffer rose to make a formal announce-
meut of Plumb's death, and offer the
usual resolutions. He said:
"Mr. President, I esteem myself pe
culiarly unfortunate in that before I was
member of this body long enough to be
come familiar with even the dimensions
of the chamber in which we sit, I am
called upon to announce the death of
my distinguished colleague, upon whose
wonderful resources I expected largely
to rely."
Peffer eulogized his late colleague
eloquently, and concluded by ottering
the following resolution :
Resolved, That the sudden death of
Preston 15. Plumb has caused profound
sorrow and deep regret to his associates
in the senate.
Resolved, That a committee of five
senators be appointed by the vice-presi
dent to take charge, with a committee
of the house of representatives, and
superintend the funeral of the late
Senator Plumb, and as a mark of re
spect for his memory, that his body be
removed from the capital to the state of
Kansas in charge of the sergeant-at
arins, anil attended by said committee,
which shall have full power to carry
this resolution into effect.
Resolved, That the senate will at
12:30 today attend in its chamber the
exercises incident to his funeral, and
that these resolutions be communicated
to the house of representatives.
The resolutions were agreed to unan
imously, and the vice-president an
nounced as a committee on the part of
the senate: Peffer, Dolph, JPaddock,
Ransom and Palmer. The senate then
took a recess.
At 1 p. m. it was called to order. Dur
ing the half hour's recess, the work of
preparing the chamber for the funeral
ceremonies had been completed. A
row of arm-chaiis placed in the area in
front of the clerk's desk and the west
ern side of the chamber were set apart,
for the occupancy of the members of the
house of repjeseutative>. The public
galleiies had iv the meantime become
crowded to their utmost capacity, and
even the halls and corridors leading to
them were packed with people seeking
to nain admittance.
Shortly before 1 o'clock President
Harrison and the cabinet otlicers and
the assistant secretaries of the execu
tive departments began to arrive and
were shown to the president's room.
Mrs. Harrison, escorted by Lieutenant
Parker of the navy, occupied a seat in
the reserved gallery.
At 1 o'clock the speaker and members
of the house \v<?re announced. The
speaker was escorted lo a seat on the
right of the vice-president, and the
members took tbe eeat3 assigned to
them.
The members of the diplomatic corps,
some twenty-live in number, arrived
and were shown to their seats in front
of the members of the house. They
were followed by the chief justices and
justices of the supreme court, who took
seats in front of the diplomatic corps.
At exactly i :80 Captain Bassett an
nounced the presence of the president
otthe United States and his cabinet.
The senators and spectators Stood up to
do them honor. President Harrison and
the members of the cabinet were shown
to arm chairs on the right side of the
area.
General Bchofield and Commodore
Ramsey preceded the president and
cabinet, and had taken two end chairs
on the same row with the house com
mittee, which consisted of Fungton and
Broderick of Kansas, Peel and Cate of
Arkansas, Youmans of .Michigan, Post
of Illinois and CoggEwell of Massa
chusetts.
The floral offerings were numerous.
At 1 :45 the funeral committees of ihe
two houses, escorting the body of the
dead senator, appeared at the main
entrance, and while all in the chamber
Blood up, the procession moved up the
aisle, the chaplain reciting the opening
sentence of the funeral service. Ttie
chaplain finished reading the funeral
services and appropriate passages of
scriptures and closed with prayer. The
body of the deceased senator was then
borne out to be taken to the railroad
station.
Following the remains came the sena
tors and repreEentativee,|who formed by
twos, with Vice-President Morton at the
head, and accompanied the body on foot
to tbe station. The president and his
cabinet and other distinguished persons
THE LOS "ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1891.
were ushered to their carriages and
joined the procession.
The body was placed in a car and that
and another car for the special use of
the congressional committee, were at
tached to a train which left the city at
2:05 p. m. The body is expected to ar
rive at Emporia, Kansas, Wednesday
afternoon.
The services over the remains came to
an end at 2:95, and then without any
motion to adjourn for a recess, and
without making a provision for
reassembling—a hiatus which be
came decidedly prominent — the
senate walked out, leaving tbe
guests standing. For fully two minutes
the presidentand his official family, the
supreme court and the diplomatic corps
waited for directions, but as none came,
the distinguished visitors departed.
How the senate was was ever to re
assemble, when no provision had been
made for its disposition, was too much
for the old-timers in the galleries.
At 3 o'clock the vice-president re
turned to the senate chamber. Allison
had just preceded him, and Senator
Gibson was at his desk.
"The senate will come to order," said
the vice-president. The two senators
arose simultaneously, and after a minute
Allison said : "I move that the senate
adjourn." Just as the pause was be
coming painful "The senator from lowa
does move that thesenate now adjourn,"
said Vice-President Morton.
Nobody said a word; words would
have made the scene more ridiculous
than it was, so the vice-president de
clared the senate adjourned until 12
o'clock tomorrow.
Senator Plumb's death will give the
northwest another committee chairman
ship, for Senator Dolph of Oregon will
go to the bend of the comtnUtee on
public lands. Just what other changes
will be brought about cannot be easily
foreshadowed.
CAPTURING THE TRADE
CALIFORNIA FRUIT GETTING AWAY
WITH COMPETITION.
Importations of Raisins and Prunes from
the Mediterranean Provinces Almost
Stopped — European Products Com
pelled to Seek Other Markets.
New Yobk, Dec. 21. —The Commercial
Bulletin reviews at great length the
fruit trade, and says the trade of the
season now closing' has been in strong
contrast to the corresponding periods of
the previous years. Instead of the
heavy importations of raisins and
prunes that have been made annually
from Spain, France, Bosnia and Servia,
business in these foreign products
has been growing steadily less
the past few years until it looks
now as if California will iv time suc
ceed in monopolizing the entire trade of
the country. From experiments begin
ning, only some six or eight years ago,
the fruit-growing industry on the
Pacific coast has made wonderful prog
ress, and if the same enterprise is
shown in the next several years, foreign
raisins and prunes will undoubtedly be
forced to seek sale in markets other
than in tbe United States.
The Bulletin discusses in detail the
gradual introduction and growing popu
larity in the market of California Mal
agas, Valencia* and prunes, of Valen
cia! the paper says: "Facts have
proved that with the constantly in
creasing crop on the Pacific coast,
coupled with the introduction of the
new style of packing in bags, the forcing
of the goods against the sale of im
ported, has been a rather easy
matter. The trade prices of Cali
fornia, this season. have been
abnormally low. This fact certainly has
assisted the tale of the home product.
But on the other hand, when the differ
ence was less great between imported
and domestic, the latter 6tock in bag-i
appeared to have a decided preference."
On prunes the Bulletin says: "The
importations of French have steadily
declined since the introduction of Cali
fornia growth, and there is no reason to
doubt that eventually the latter will
control the market of this country."
WIRES WAIFS.
The Tilden will case has been again
postponed until December 28th.
True bills have been found by the
grand jury against Major Wyman and
ex-Mayor Pierson of Allegheny City, Pa.,
for embezzlement.
Miss Louie Lee Bayard, daughter of
ex Secretary of State Bayard, and Dr.
Frank Angell of New York, were quietly
married Monday afternoon at the home
of the brido's father, at Wilmington,
Del.
At Harrisburg, Pa., Judge Simonton
made a decree dissolving the Farmers
and Mechanics Fire Insurance company
of Millersburg; the merchants of Al
toona and the Dauphin Fire lusurance
company are mutual fire insurance con
cerns aud are insolvent.
Two suits, aggregating $110,000, have
been instituted in the district courts at
Omaha, against the American Water
works company, and, on attachments
which were issued, the sheriff took pos
session of the entire plant. The plaintiff
in both suits is Shickle, Harrison &
Howard Iron company of Missouri. The
company's Denver plant has also been
attached.
A Scandal Investigated.
Reading, Pa., Dec. 21. —The court to
day commenced investigation into the
grave scandal growing out of the escape
of Beatrice Collins, a female counter
feiter, from jail. Warden Mensch, for
whose removal the present proceedings
were instituted, put in a denial of all
official misconduct. Night Watchman
Rhoades described the wild orgies and
drunken carousals in which the. female
prisoners and officials took a prominent
part.
A Traveling man's Suit.
Minneapolis, Dec. 21.—A traveling
man will bring suit against Manager
Oonklin of the Grand opera house, on
account of two big theatre hats. At
Saturday evening's performance his
view of the stage was obstructed by the
two enormous hats in front of him. The
usher declined to give him another seat,
and Oonklin refused to refund the price
of admission, hence the suit.
Meep on Left Side.
Many persons are unable to slerp on thetr
leftside Tic cause h»s long been a puzzle to
physicians. Metropolitan pipers speak vita
great in erei-t of Dr. Franklin Miles, the emi
nent luliana in nervous and he rt
diseases, who has proven 'hat this habit arises
from a diss si d heart. lie has eximlned "nil
kent on record thousands oi cases. His New
He" v t Cure, a w nderf'il ,em»:dy, is sold at C.
H Ilsnce's. Thousands 'estify to Its value as a
oure fur Diseased. Mrs. Chas. Benoy.
Love and, Col., says its effects on her were
marvelouf. iUegaut took on Heart Disease
lie*.
Mullen, Bluett & Co always tak? special
care o' worklngmen. Gooo wearing suits and
working; ihlrte, the best goods for the least
money.
THE SUPREME COURT,
An Adjournment Taken Till
After the Holidays.
Several Important Decisions
Handed Down.
The Sentence of Embezzlers Claasen
and Simonds Confirmed.
Decision of the California Court In the
San Francisco Tide l.auds Case
Reversed—HUtory of
the Case.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Washington, Dec. 21.—The United
States supreme court adjourned today
over the Christmas holidays, after trans
acting the following business:
It advanced to the second Monday in
the next term argument in the suits in
volving the title to large amounts of
property along and under the lake in
Chicago.
It affirmed the decision of the lower
court, declaring that the provision in
the New York law providing for the
solitary confinement of persons con
demned to death, and other features,
unconstitutional. The legality of the
punishment of death by means ot elec
tricity was not attacked.
In an opinion by Justice Gray, the
court affirmed the decision of the lower
court in the cases of Peter J. Claasen
and Frederick Simonds, convicted of
embezzlement in connection with the
! Sixth National bank of New York. It
jis said counsel for the prisoners have
j under consideration the advisability of
an application for pardon.
The court reversed the decision of the
enpreme court of California in the case
of Thomas Knight vs. the United Land
association and Clinton Trip. This case
ha? attracted much attention on the
Pacific coa-t and concerns the title of
property in San Francisco of great value,
j The effect af the decision is to sustain
the rulings of the interior department.
The case involved a controversy as to the
boundary line of the city of San Fran
cisco. The city claimed as successor
of the Mexican pueblo, four equate
leagues of land on the northern part of
the peninsula on which the city is situ
ated. It presented a claim to the board
of land commissioners created under the
act of congress of March S, 1851, for its
adjudication and confirmation. The
board confirmed it for a portion of the
land, and rejected it for the remainder.
The case was appealed to the United
States circuit court for the district of
California. Here the claim of the city
I was confirmed on the 18th of May, 1805,
I for four square leagues. The case was
further appealed to the supreme court
of the United States, which in
December, 1886, on motion of the at
torney-general, dismissed the appeal. A
survey made of the claim decree,
founded the claim on the high water
mark of the bay of San Francisco as it
existed July 7, 1840. A dispute arose as
to where this line should be run;
whether it should follow the high water
mark of the bay and cross the mouths of
the creeks and estuaries that run into
the bay, or whether it should
follow up the banks of the
streams to the interior. The
department held after repeated argu
ments, that the line should follow the
high water mark of the bay and cross
the mouths of all creeks that run into
it. A survey in conformation with the
decisioa was approved, and a patent
issued. Certain parties claiming
land along the creeks, as marshy
or side lands, resisted the enforcement
of that decision. .The matter has been
in more or less litigation some years.
This controversy was finally decided by
the decision of the court today in ac
cordance with the ruling of the in
terior department, approving the sur
vey adopted by that department,
and the patent issued thereon. This is
said to end litigation that has lasted
nearly thirty-nine years. The lands
affected, though originally tide lands,
have been improved, and now form a
valuable part of the city of San Fran
cisco. Valuable riparian rights are also
involved.
CORNED HORSEFLESH.
Secretary Rusk Puts a Stop to a Nefarl-
ous Business.
Washington, Doc. 21. —The depart
ment of agriculture announces that in
spectors on Long Island unearthed an
abbatoir at Newton creek devoted en
tirely to the slaughter of broken-down
and crippled horses. Many of these
horses were diseased, and some had
glanders. Most of the meat was
coined and put np for export as family
beef. The secretary of agriculture
wired the inspectors at ports of ship
ments to stops such exports immediate
ly, and notify the local boards of health.
A dealer hearing this, changed his
label and undertook to ship the stuff
abroad as horse meat, under the im
pression that he could thus evade the
bureau inspectors. Secretary Rusk, how
ever,did not propose to permit the intent
of the law to be thus balked, and he is
advised today that the chief inspector at
New York seized an entire lot of seven
ty-five tierces and turned it over to the
<* Actual Figures
* Official Reports *
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CJevcJond'a Snpet-ior. Next Highest.
'pure <:.-.':,::i cf pcwUcr.) '...mmoniatedpowder.J
OfclA Food Commie Slot) 32.50 *11.80
N. J.Dairy com. (arera~oi 23.5 1 i;j.3i
Canadian Government tlVpnr; 12.57 *11.3S
t*. S. Government JLSc;.or. J'J.iS '"12.74
• ajjei 3V-.87 i ;.:s<>
Cleveland & 3? Highest.
Cleveland's Superior Dak:a_-; Powder h by these Official
Reports four ami one-haif ptr cent, stronger than the highest
ammoniated baking powder; fi.'tcen percent, stronger than
the next highest/fiwv cream of tartaf powder, and forty-two per
cent, stronger than the highest a! mi powder. <fr
i » *The powder i:cj.t t > Cleveland's in strength was found to contain
ammonia. Ammonia arid .'. tiro powders r.o matter What i.:cir strength, are to
be avoided, as their continued use will i..juic the health. ,
offal dock. The official record in the
bureau of animal industry shows that
this nefarious industry had been carried
on some time in a secret fashion. Sec
retary Rusk is determined to use all the
power at his command to put a stop to
the abominable traffic.
Garza's Band.
Sax Antonio, Tex., Dec. 21.—At least
100 of Revolutionist Garza's band are lo
cated at the Alamitos store, thirty-five
miles southeast of Encinal. J. K. Burr
of Eagle Pass reports that these men
trade constantly at the store and are
killing for consumption the cattle of the
neighboring ranchmen, making a pre
tense of paying for them after forcibly
taking them.
Field Again Indicted.
New Yokk, Dec. 21.—Two indictments
were returned today against Edward M.
Field by the grand jury. Both indict
ments specify grand larceny in the first
degree, and are based on complaint
made by Frank J. Sprague, who charges
Field with the larceny of 350 shares of
Edison Electric Light company stock,
which he gave as collateral on borrowed
money.
Treasury Statement.
Washington, Dec. 21.—The net gold
in the treasury today was $120,750,389,
a decrease of $2,000,000 since the 10th
inst. The cash balance, $132,200,000, is
the lowest figure reached this month.
The receipts of customs, at New York,
the first twenty days in this month
were $5,302,708, a decrease of $1,704,667
from the same period last year.
Miners' Troubles.
Brazil, Ind., Dec. 21. —About one
hundred striking miners from Coal
Bluff and vicinity came here early this
morning for the purpose of keeping the
I miners from going to work, but the
''blacklegs" went to work without
hindrance. Fears are still entertained
of trouble.
One dollar a yuar will cover your doctor's
bill it you take Simmons Liver Regulator.
AT WINEBURGH'S.
Holiday Gifts and Christmas Presents
On Special Sale.
We discover that goods purchased for holiday
presents are not moving as rapidly as we antic
ipated, every one waiting until the last few
days Now, as vain is predicted for around
Christmas lime, we don't intend to take any
chain es, so. commencing Monday and continu
ing din ing the week, we have marked down the
prices ou nil dolls, plush gooos, fans, leather
goods, handkerchiefs, metal goods, kid gloves,
perfumeries, etc. We will endeavor to quote a
few of tho prices:
'25c. Fancy combination oxydized silver
and brass match, cigar or toothpick hold
ers, each for 15c
600 Sandal-woodstlok fans, richly paint
ed on imitation satin, white and tiuted
grounds, each for 25c
DOc. 'Jo inch long indestructible head
and limb dolls, pretty faces, imitation
shoes ami stockings, each for 25a
(1. Imitation wiekerwork.black leather
ette comb and brush sets, light blue und
red lined, the set for ~, 050
50c. Veneered ash wood wUk broom
holder aud plusb-top broom, a neat urtl
cle: the set or 25c
|1. Hi inch, .til-kid body, real bisque
head dolls, with pink aud blue lisle
stockings, kid slippers with buckle,
each for 75c
11.25. Plush and metal haud painted
placques with easel, various sizes 75c
tl. Gent's silk and satin, satin lined Teck
neck ties, in fancy glass lop box, with
trimming, for 65c
Our line of ladies' embroidered linen
and mull handkerchiefs are unequaled
by any iv the city,
400. Ladies' embroidered white Japanese
silk handkeic.iiefs, scalloped aud em
broidered all round, each 25c
75c. Gents'large size white hemstitched
fine silk handkerchiefs, for 50c
ft. Real cu-. umber necklaces, used as
a charm as well us ornament, each 35c
53.50, Largo size real Bisque dolls, ele
gantly dressed with everything com
plete, shoes and stockings to mutch, for 52.25
You can save money by buying your
dress goods and fine linens for presents at
our store
(7.50. ladies' silver grey fur sets, long
boa and muff, satin lined, very elegant,
the set for 4.90
25c. Pure linen, warranted, wiiite hem
stitched ladies' handkerchiefs, a half
dozen for 75c
tOo Children's printed border white hand
kerchiels, in mottled box. joyful Chtist
mas. etc., 1 doz. for 25c
90c ii inch French plate glass, beveled
edge, plush back and frame, with white
metal bracket or handle, for 50c
SI. Triple extract crown perfumes, all
lUvors, 2 bottles iv neat partitiou box
lor 50c
$1. gem's while reinforced dress shirts
for 75c
lienl's furnishing goods for Christmas
our stock is complete.
oOc glove kid, metal top and chain
chatelaiu btgs for 25c
►ilk umbrellas and pirasols tot Christ
mas presents our stock is complete and
at reduced prices.
?3. India silk picture throws, hand
painted bolting cloth, end with silk
tassels, for each $1.50
WiNEEunou's, 309-311 8. Spring street.
Mullen, Bluott & Co.' neckwear,
Just Arrived,
Holiday goods at Abernethy's, 117 South
Spring street. Nobby suits, overcoats,
underwear, dress hats, etc. Also, a
choice line of silk handkerchiefs,
mulllers, fancy scarfs in teeks, 4 in-hand?,
Windsors, etc., etc.
The Eintracht, 163 N. Spring Street,
ls the place to get the Anheuser-Busch St.
Ixiuls Beer ou draught. Ring up telephone
407 or 316 for the celebrated bottled beer,
.test and cheapest ln market.
Our Home Brew.
Maler <St Zoebleln's Lager, fresh from the
brewery, on draught lv all tho principal sa
loons, deUvered promptly ln bottles or kegs
Office and Brewery. 444 Aflso St. Telephone 01.
Attractive looking, good fitting cutaway
suits; a large assortment at Mullen, Bluett*
Co.'s.
Campbell's Curiosity Store,
335 South Spring, headquarters for Christmas
novelties.
Bismarck Biscuits
At H. Jevne's.
SEWER AND BRIDGE.
Points from City Engineer
Dockweiler's Report.
Sewers Constructed During the
Past Year.
Interesting: Facts About the City's
Bridges.
Several That Are ln Danger in Case
of Ileavy Rains —Bridges Built
Last Tear—Their Cost.
Etc., Btu.
The annual leport of City Engineer
Dockweiler, which was presented to
council yesterday, contains much inter
esting data. His recommendations with
regard to the bridges in the city are of
great importance, and if damage by flood
is to be avoided in the event of heavy
rains, the recommendations set forth by
the city engineer should be carried out
as speedily as possible.
The sewers completed through the
year have been the following: Sec
tion two of the central interceptor, laid
on Washington street from Grand ave
nue to Peru street; section six of the
central interceptor, laid along the east
side of the river from Alhambra avenue
to Hayes street. Mozart-street sewer
was laid from section six of the central
interceptor along Newell, Mozart and
Workman streets to Downey avenue;
western interceptor from Pico street
along Alvarado, Eleventh street, west
city boundary, on dividing line of lots 2
and 3, 11. S., to Sixth street.
The entire Hollenbeck arroyo sewer
has been completed, and runs from
Sixth and Anderson streets, along Hol
lenbeck arroyo, Louisiana avenue, St.
Louis street, Virginia avenue, Chicago
street, First street to Breed street; sec
tion five, central interceptor, laid along
the eastern side of tbe river from Sixth
to Aliso street, at present being con
structed.
The sewers yet to he laid under the
bonds are ns follows: Western
interceptor from Sixth to Temple
street; central interceptor across the
river at Sixth and Anderson street! to
a point about 100 feet west of west levee.
The condition of the sewers construct
ed under the bonds is very fair, except
ing some of the chambers, which did
not come jp to the specifications, and
some mud and sand in the lower end of
section one of the central interceptor,
and a good deal of mud and sand in sec
tion three of the central interceptor.
In settling with the contractor for sec
tion two of the central iuterceptor, your
honorable body retained $1000 from this
claim to insure the cleaning and repair
ing of sections one and three, which he
agreed to complete. He began the
work, but discontinued it after a few
days. I have notified the contractor to
proceed, but he has ignored my orders.
The total mileage of sewers completed
under the bonds during the year were
7.10 miles, of which .972 miles were
brick, costing $20,648, and 5.126 miles
of pipe, not all fully paid for. The total
number of mileß of all sewers laid under
tbe bunds to date is 15.438 miles. The
total mileage of all sewers laid to date is
45.91 miles.
THE OUTFAI.I. SEWER.
The route for the outfall sewer has
been finally located, commencing at the
intersection of Wesley avenue and
the west city line, running thence
in a southwesterly direction, through
Agricultural Park fair grounds, Hyde
Park, Inglewood, and reaching the Pa
cific ocean at a point midway between
Redondo Beach and Santa Monica. The
total length of the sewer is 11.2 miles and
its estimated cost is $350,000. The three
laterals or branches have also been lo
cated, so as to enable the city to reach
the lands lying to the south of Ingle
wood, whenever they require sewage.
The total mileage of cement Bidewalks
in the city is 79.21 miles, costing
$411,068.
THE BRIDGES.
There are twenty-four bridges, of all
descriptions, lying within the city
limits. The bridges of the city should
receive an entireoverhauling every year,
and should be repainted every two years.
All the city bridges should be painted
the coming spring, and the floors re
paired on same. I desire to call atten
tion to the unsafe condition of ih-j Macy
street bridge, particularly of the central
pier, which has been blocked up at dif
ferent times, after each flood had
lowered it, and any flood might cause it
to give way. The construction of this
bridge is such that it would go down in
entire spans, and carry everything be
fore it. If this bridge gives
way it will sweep before it five bridges,
and if by chance it should lodge against
the First street viaduct it would head
up the water, overflow the levees, and
devastate all the territory lying south of
Macy street between Alameda street and
Boyle Heights bluff. I hope that the
city will be enabled to make such an ap
propriation out of next years' tax levy,
as will complete the erection of a via
duct to replace this bridge. No bridges
built in the future across the river
should have grade crossings, as with a
railroad track at each end of a bridge,
with a constantly increasing traffic over
each, the danger to life and limb are in
a proportionate ratio. Part of the ex
pense of this bridge would probably be
defrayed by the two railroad companies.
TIIE HAII.KOA T) BBIOOBS.
The bridges owned by tbe railroad
companies are as follows: Three span
the Arroyo Seco and three the Los An
geles river. The bridge of the Glendale
branch of the Terminal railroad across
the Arroyo Seco is in a very dangerous
condition, part of the trestle piling be
ing washed out. and repaired by crib
bing with railroad ties. The first
rain will w.ish them away, and will
endanger the Walnut street bridge.
The remaining bridges, while not
positively dangerous, can be relied on
to go out with a heavy flood, thus en
dangering the safety of all the city
bridges. The city should define the
official bed of the Arroyo Seco, and com
pel the different railroad companies to
cross the same with bridges of suitable
spans, as their present pile bridges will
not stand the effects of floods.
a year's construction.
During the year the city has con
structed the following bridges: Walnut
street, across the Arroyo Seco; State
street, across the Arroyo de los Pasos;
Temple street, across the ravine at Dil
lon avenue. The Buena Vista-street
bridge has been underpinned and raised,
and an additional span and wings built
for tbe Pasadena-avenne bridge crossing
tbe Arroyo Seco. Approaches have been
built to the Seventh, Ninth, State and
Walnut-street bridges and the Pasadena
avenue bride, at a total cost of $14,705.46.
The bridges and approaches built prior
to December 1, 1890, cost $198,000, mak
ing the total cost of bridges to December
1, 1891, $212,712.45.
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