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that I be put on the committee.
I told them both I would take the plans home and see what the bridge should cost. I soon saw'l was coming so far away from everybody else in the figures that I got a friend o figure. The result was that wewere only $2 aparl. The figures were $13,280. I look tbe plane aud specifications, and they are deficient. They do not speedy the heft and other particulars. They were insufficient. They could have been taken advantage oli by Mr Mc- Mullin. They were d«fielent m not stating the size or weight of the iron. 1 then called in another man, and his figures varied hut $200 from mn.o. I l„id the matter before ihi Council and asked them not to take the bridge con tract. The plans and specifications were snoh as would mislead the Council. Several times I stated that iho bridge could be hnilt for a certain sum. I can -bow it myself, and others, and the U y R eimcr " could be bullt $12 500. I asked Mr Eaten to make provision for sidewalk on the bridge. Can't say if that p.ovision was m tne original specification, which is the only one on record. ..... . . The minutes relating lo the report of the Bridge CommUtee were read by the clerk, and offered in evidtnee. No other bridge si ecihcatious were re ferred to in tbe minutes. Mr Teedi Tho records show that tl, o ' plauj ' Mid specifications were adopted. ■ . ' . Mr Stenrnß: Think I did not hear E tonsav anything except in Council In Council he said that the figures were for a twenty-font roadway bridge tbat I referred to/and not for the tu.rty-foot roadway at nil. This statement was made in open Council, in absolute cou trndiclion to my statement. He said 11 wns altogether a different snd heavier bridge we had now. I don't remember that be mentioned dollars and cents. He suid it was al'ogether a better bridge, and gave the C uncil to understand that I was making wrong statements, and it was calculated to deceive, the Council Mr Hyans was the one who told me that Eaton's sayings in Council had influenced him The Council voted almost imme diately afterward. There vero ten votes neainst my one. His statemeii contradicted mine, and the Council would naturally follow what the City Surveyor said. I have had handed to me nn estimate by Mr. Eaton. It was given to tbo Mayor. Mayor Workman! I went to Mr. Eaton" and asked bim to see whether there was any job about the bridge. Mr Steams rend tho statement signed by Mr. Eaton, anl particularized the items which were wrong. The correct amount is 94,682 pounds and he put 105 503 pounds as the weight. Ihe cost ho figured was 6|c. per pound, but it can be now bought for 3jc. and worked for 19c The amount of lumber Mr. Faton figured was 132 081 feet, but the correct amount is 130,053 feet. He eives tbo price at $45 per thousand, when $38 is what it Could bo bought for. He figures concrete at 40c. a foot, when 30" a foot is a good price. Tbe total is $15 816 81 from Eaton's figure', nnd the correct cost by other figuring iasll, --880 10. I state that the errors were nil la Ins favor. Mr. Breed: Yen slated that at the time ihe c.-mtrnc' was let the price of concrete was 30c? A. Yes. sir. Mayor Workman: How do you know the price of iron? Mr. Steams: I got the prices from two iron men in this ciiy. That price is un der the new rates. I will furnish iron at less than fiv* cents per pound myself. City Attorney: I havo several esti mates ~n the iron nnd lumher in my h ii d and will t laco them on file. Mr. Kcss' letter was taken ont for future reference. Cross-examined. Mr.Stearcs said. I nm not in the lumber tn.de. I don't sell lumhi r on commission. Mr. Eiton: I would like to have you state 'thit I rau my legs off to get the Bridge Company the job. I want you to swi ar tJ it. , , _ Mr. S'earns: I siw thepetition. It came in here. Ididsiyymi circulated a petition to got the Bridge Company the contract, at leaet that was my infer ence of the ma!t-r. Mr. Meyers for Mr. Eiton: on made estimate on plans piesenled. Did you not aik me if provisions were made for a sidewalk in the bridge? A. I might have . sk<d you if yen had made pro visions for sidewalks. Mayor Workman wanted to know what Mr. Steams knew about collusion. Mr. Scorns: That is a matter to be drawn from the testimony. The City Attorney wanted to know whether the examination would go ahead as to collusion or as lo Mr. McMullin. He was directed to take his own course and determined to finish the charges against Mr. Eaton. Mayor Workman being placed on the stand, said: My attention was drawn to some'matters which were said to be irregular. I went to the City Surveyor and asked bim for figures. I told him that reports wore around about jobbery, and wanted figures. Ho furnished the figures. Other evidence came in. A number of citizens came to me and said there was a pool in the matter, and that was the reason I did nnt act upon the contract. I would have signed the oontract if this had not been brought before me. Cross-examined by Mr. Eaton—Did not refuse to sign the contract because I thought you were interested. I know you made the bridge company comply with the specifications in n bridge 1 had built across tbf river on First street. By City Attorney—The statement made by Messrs. Kuox and Culver and other engineers had some influence? Mayor Workman stated that he asked the investigation because other figures had been handod him. The letter from Messrs. Geo. C. Knox and Jno. P. Cul ver slated that the bridge ought not to cost over $13,272. Another from Mr. J. A. Rues Btated tbat $14,000 should have been ampl« to build the bridge un der the plans and specifications. If these objections and statements had not been mane he would have signed the contract. Mr. Knox declined to testify before the committee. The letter from Mr. Knox was there fore exoluded from the records and was not received as evidence at this time. The City Attorney then announced that they would go into the charges against Mr. MoMullin, and Mr. Steams was placed on the stand. He stated that he know nothing more about the agree ment between Mr. McMullin and Mr. Ledbetter except what bad been told bim. Mr. McMulliu stated to the Coun cil that he had been here nnd raised the -übscrtption momy for the bridge, nnd that, he wanted tho contract right away. Witness had told him that he had not collected the money nor raised any subscription that he knew of. Mr. Ml - Mullen said if they di 1 not hurry up md collect the money he would throw up tho contract. He said that (here was only $600 or $700 profit, and wit ness knew the statement was false. Henr i from Mr. Francis Reynolds and Mr. Ledbetter that there had been col lu-ion Cross-examined —I formed my opinion that the profit was falsely represented because I knew what tha pn lits were. Did not ask Goo. W. Cott to give me the conlr.ioi for lumber, and to give nm |S pr thousand more than any one els«. 1 didn't ask him lo give mo the order for tbe lumber. Captain Knox was then sworn and testified that he examined tho plans ami specifications. Together with Mr. Cul THE BRIDGE SQUABBLE An Interesting Session of the Committee. G. W. CATTS' DEPOSITION. Several Sensational scenes during the Examination of Witnesses. Tbo Kitlii ta street bridge matter came up for investigation yesterday hi fore the special cotr miltee, consisting of Messrs Jones, B.eed, Collins and Mayor Woik man. In anticipation of en interesting session the lobby was filled with curi ously inclined person?, nnd inside of tbe rail was the entire City Council, together with the City Attorney, Ciiy Surveyor, and Mr. Wright, attorney for tbe Sun Francisco Bridge Company, together with J. C. McMullin, President of the same company. Tho first business was the rending of the minutes of the last meeting, which were approved, and Sec retnry Tied was r.ijuested to read tbe charges as published in the Herald yes terday morning, preferred by Mr. Geo. L. Bttarns aud sworn to before Clerk Mr Jones said that there had beet: counter charge flttd, he did not think they oottld come before the com mittee until the first matter had been P 'X erl Kaiou: ' I think that the charges ought to be r. ad us well as every thing pertaining to tbo bridge. My witnesses are pres. Nt and I wunt tbem exani ined. Every thing damaging to any body connected with the matter should be brought out. Mr. Steams: I would like to have the Civ Attorney here. Mr. June:-: We will wait a few mo ments. He.c entered the City Attorney. Mr. Joins: Mr. Cily Attorney, Mr. Eiton his presented charges, aud tin: qnesdon is about having tbem read. We would like your opinion. Ciiy Attorney- I don't think they ought to be read now. They can be tnkeu up later. They are on hie and we don't waut'to mis matters. Mayer Workman! I move we proceed with the investigation of the chargen by Mr. StearLS. Mr. Breed: I don't know why the charges sin uld not be read. City Attorney: I did not ssy liny should not bo read, only tbat tLe> should not bo tiken up. Mr. June': 1 will direct (he secretary to rood tbem, and then the mutter can be determined, whether they will be taken up or nor. The crmrges a» published in the Jlkk ALD were" then lend, us sworn tv before Mr. Tl kI. Mr. Jones: What is tho pleasure of the Coi nei!? Mr. Bre. d: Tbo City Attorney has Charge ol lb* case and should tak. oLargo ol the matter. City Attorney! Don't think that Ike other eharg- should be brought up. lam not the attorney for either. Mr. Steams: Mr. Williams will act lor me. Mr. William'!: I would like to have time !o unsHir these chut g«s,—very serious clung's have been (r. fertid W» should hove tiny for toe, aration to defend our elves, and might not to be forced in o iroil to me t the charges at once. We ask tin.c. The City Att rfteyi There is no de sire to harry tho matter. The proper place for these charges is in the City Council Mr Jones: It is the proper place for Ike charges to be brought before the Council, end it should net upon them he fore the committee tike them up. Ciiy Attorney! The charges don't slate ihat the matter contained therein WU3 in com.telion with the Ktlhrls street bridee. Mr. Williams: We ask that ft cet ti fieri copy i f tho charges be served upon ns. " Mr. Breed: I move that we proceed Willi Mr. S earns' charges. The City Attorney called attention to the fact that tbe Mayor was one of Ihe important witnesses, and there might be som- objection to his being on the commit'ee. No objection. Mr. Steams wanted ft chair to set by the City Attorney so that be could post him, as he was not familiar with the facts and figures. Mr Steams was then sworn, took the witness stnnd and testified: I am a member of the Council and a member of the Bridge Committee- lam familiar with the transactions of the Council in relation to the Khurts street bridge. The matter came up— Mr. Wrigbt, interrupting, said he thought that the matter should be taken np in the same order that the charges were made. The City Attorney said he thought it was better to proceed in this matter in the way he stated; to have Mr. Steams state the part taken by Mr. Eaton and Mr. McMullen. Mr. Jones: This is not a court; we will allow the fullest latitude. Mr. Steams: The matter was brought up by the Council. The report of speci fications presented to tbe Council, and minutes, will show it was adopted. The! estimate made of $12,500 for the bridge was accepted by the Council. That is the only specification on file iv the clerk's office. The contraot is to. till that specification. (Specifications sent for.) Mi Eiton stated at the Council that the bridge could be built for $12,500 in cluding approaches. The bridge was bid for ami bids were put in. I never had a conversation with Etton, Ledbet ter or Catts or McMullin. I might have talked with Mr. Myers an attache of Mr. Elton's office. The bids were brought in, opened and referred to tbe bridge committee, which reported iv favor of Mr. McMullin's bid. Mr. Eaton said that he thought it would b« a good bridge, an 1 his figure was $15,850. There were no obj°olions to the sulli ciency of the spec ticatious. After the acceptance of the bridge by the com mittee, the matter arose that tbo bridge should not be accepted until the money was raised. A committee was appointed to collect the funds. At my suggestion the City Attorney was authorized to draw the contract so tbat we would be that much time ahead. The contract had never been in my hands to examine or look over up to that time. I have seen Ibe contract] tince. It. was drawn up in the usual form. After that I was put on tho bridge committee, upon the resignation of Mr. Lambie. I asked if they bad looked after the plans particu larly. Mr. Wright: This can't bo relative to my client. There is nothing relative to committee in the charges, I think we will arrive at it sooner if the witness is confined to the charges in hia answers. Mr. Jones: We propose to allow the greatest time. City Attorney: lam not leading the witness, only letting bim tell what ho knows about the matter. Mr. Steams: I naked Iho o'lier mem ber if ho had the plans. He said he had not. Said he suggested LOS ANGELES DAILY HEBALD. APRIL 10, 1887. Q. By Mr. Eaton. Did these changes add to the coat ? A. Yea, sir; they added considera bly. Mr. F. Eaton was sworn and testified: Q. By Mr. Wright. Did you submit the amended specifications to tbe Bridge Committee ? A. Yes, sir. Mr. Willard was satis fied with them, and so was Mr. Lambie. Q. Was not the reduction made by the taking off of two piles a.ore than covered by the other changes made ? A. Yes, sir. We concluded that the cost of the changes made would bo at least $150 greater than the reduction made by tbo taking eff of two piles. Q. By the City Attorney. Diel ycu know that the original was on file ? A. Yes, sir. Q. Did you ever apply to have the uriginal changed ? A. No, sir. Q. W r ere the contracts supposed to be let by the plans in your office or the original on hie? A. They were supposed to be let ou the one on file in tbo office. Q. You never made any application 11 have the original changed? A. No, sir. Q. The contract was let on the one in your office ? A. Yes, sir. The one in my office was an amendment ou which the con trait was awarded. Mr. Jones; I think that the Bridge Company and theCity,Surveyor are in the habit of altering specifications frtquent | ly, before the contracts are awarded. Is that not a fact, Mr. Eaton. ver, he made an estimate on the oost. They thought tbat the specifications were lame snd defective. A long < ffort on the part of Mr. Mey ers to establish the level of the ocean did not fix any level other than that al ready in nse, aud on cross-examination Mr. Knox .aid that he considered the plans and specificaiionß very defeotive in several particulars, but he had cot fig ured as closely as he would had he been figuring for the contract. Rocess until 7:30 o'clock. EVENING «ESSION. The committee convened shortly after 7:30 o'clock, wilh the some parties pres ent who graced Ihe occasion during the afternoon. Tbe only difference was that the lobby was not quite so full, but this part of the house tilled up gradual ly toward tho latter part of the sisaion. Previous to the convening of the com mittee an informal examination of the plans and specifications was made by the attorneys, who found that the supposed copy diffired materially from the origi nal document in several important par ticulars. Wtether the interlineations were made by tbe Bridge Committee af ter the bids were advertised for was con cluded to bo a matter to be afterward determined. Tho first witness placed on Ihe stand was Mr. Ledbetter, who testified that he had a general folk with Mr. McMullin about tbo Kuhrts street bridge. Ho •aid: "My business is partly bridge building. It was generally understood tbat in matters of this kind I was to stay out, and in small matters they were to stay out. When this matter was let out I saw Mr. Carusi and said I wanted to see about my getting the Pasadena bridge. He brought Mr. Catts up and introduced him to mo as belongii g to tbe San Francisco Bridge Company. The mntter went along after I was promised the bridge, and I couldn't get to see Mr. Catts. Mr. Catts sent tor me and said be wanted to make some arrangements with me. His bid was in and he said he would give me 8200, tut I said I could havo made $500 if I had got the bridge. A few days after he came to me and said he would have to knock off 150. I told him he conld knock it all rff. It wns Understood that I was to keep out of these bridges and get other contracts. Had no figures prepared to bid on tho Kubrts street bridge. I had no other knowledge of pooling than I have stated. Had no conversation with Mr. McMullin other (ban in a jovial way. Mayor Workman: Did you not advise me not to sign the contract? A. Yes, sir. Q, pij you not tell me there was a job in il? A. Yes, sir; that was my opinion about it. City Attorney: Could that bridge be built for less money? A. Yes, sir. Q, What was your opinion that the bridge could bo built for? A. From my figures I judged it could be built for $12,500. Mr. Wright, Would you think that there was a job in it when the En gineer's figures differed so much from yours? A. I Rhtmld think so. Mr. McMullin. Who wns the man that figured the iron for you? A. Mr. C. F. Swaggert. Q. Did he ever see the plant? A. Ye«, sir. Q—to Clerk Teed. Did he see the plans? A. Ye-\ sir, he saw the plans. Q, to Mr. L. Did you abstain form bidding for any consideration the San Francisco Bridge Company offerod you? A. No* positively. Q, Did you have any plans prepared? A. No. I was not going to bid. Mayor Wotkman. What did you tell me was the reason you did not bid? A. I went to Mr. Mevers, and he wns going to charge me $125, and I was not ablo to pay that much for plans. Q You told me the city had the worst of il? A. Yes, sir. Mr. Teed was recalled and said thnt there was a regulation of the Council ihut all specifications must be read in tho Council and adopted. These amend ments wire never read. Mr. Katon: That was not my fault. Mr. U. Embody, being sworn, said that he was the cashier of tbe new bank at East Los Angeles. "I to-k subscrip tions for the Kuhrts street bridge. Mr. McMullin never colleoted any money or took subscriptions for the Kuhrts street bridge. I met him often and he urged me tv not delay in getting the subscrip tions. He said if tbe contract was nut awarded on tbat day ho couldn't wait bnt would have to go to San Francisco. He did not say anything about the pre fit I talked to Mr. Catts uoout the bridge. He told me about what tbo bridge woul cost. He said the lowest bid would be about so much, but did not mention the company. He said it would be about $16,000. The bid of the company to wbicb he belorged was $19,000." Mayor Workman: That shows he kuew what the other companies were going to bid? A. He did not say so in so many words. Mr. McMullin was then sworn. He said there was something more impor tant than the contract. Ho did not care to get the contract. It had beeu asserted that the San Francisco Bridge Company came to Los Angeles and tut up a job; iv other words, that they put up a job to rob the city. "Tho only way to clear ourselves is to show that tbero is no smut on our name, but ws obtniued the job by fair competition.'' He then read au extract or card sent to the papers by Mr. Steams and pub lished over biß name. Mr. McMullin said it was an easy mutter to bring these charges. Some members had nn idea that there were two different sets of specifications. How could that he, when oue is the report of the Bridge Committee. They have tried to represent that there were two specifi cations and that tho engineer was iv ca hoots with us. Let us bu fair. The matter ia plain. In regard to the other estimates, they were simply hastily pre pared figures and were based ou such bridges as the AltlO street bridge. Mr. Catts had beeu offered a situation by tbe San Francisco Bridge Co., but he saiel lie had some unfinished business which ho bad to attend to and after that he woul i accept. He put in a bid for the King Bridge Company, but when he fount! it was too high he turned around and worked for the San Francisco Bridge Co. The only thing he would offer would be his own testimony, wbich wonid be the same as that of iieo, W. Catts, whose deposition he asked might be read. So ordered. The deposition was then partially read. Mr. Williams objected to the reading, because it related to the charges against Mr. Steams. Mr. Breed thought tbat if it related to the Kuhrts street bridge it should be read. Ml. McMullin said thathewould have brought Mr. Catts here, and in oilier proceedings to be heard hereafter, he would havo him as wellas several others. Tbe City Attorney having read the document said it did not relate to the preseut investigation, as it wus a charge of bribery agaiust Mr. Steams. Mr. McMullin then said that if the committee would cot have the deposi tion the Herald could have it. Witness testified that Mr. Steams of fered to sell him lumber for the Buena Vista Btreet bridge. He wanted $6 or $7 per 1000 more than anybody else. He said ho could help me, and said he conldn't sell lumber aud not make some thing. Q. By Mr. Steams: Did you ever speak to me in your life before the con tract was let, any more than to shake hands? A. Yes sir. You offered your servicos to me. ft. What did you tell me you could buy tho lumber for? A. I think $22.50 and you wanted $27 50. Mr. Steams. This is a mistake. You talked to Mr. Russ. Mr. McMullin. No Sir. In relation to the Kuhrls Street bridge Mr. McMullin said I was walking along the street and I saw Mr. Steams, I said to him "what's the matter with yon Mr. Steams. He said "Mack I'm not going to let you off with so much unless you divide" (sensation). I told him he could have the lumber but I said "you can't have it for more than it is worth." . Mr. Steams: Turning red m the face aud bringing his bauds together. "God forgive any man who could have the cheek to face me ia this." Mr. McMulliu. "Well I've got the cheek and the sand. Idt n't bluff worth a nickel. I tell the truth under any circumstances. I think God Almighty has stamped his image On both of us." Mr. Stearns—"l'm ashamed of my port of it if his image is stamped ou you." Mr. Breed —"Couldn't he have said that iv a joke?" A. I don't think he did. Mayor Workman—"lt wasn't said in fun?" A. Don't think it waa. Mr. Willi ims— "Did you report it to the Council?" A. No, sir. Q. You didn't speak to au officer? A. No, sir. Q. You hro an honest man, and you didn't speak toancfiiei? A. I'm a I ridge contiaotor; I'm not here to 1 nforce tbe law. Q. Then a bridge contractor don't want tbe law enforced? A. I don't kuow. Q. Where was that? A. On Spring street, near the Tcsm pie Block. Couldn't state lh« house ibis ceinversatieiu was iv front of. No body was was with n:e but Mr. Steams. Couldn't tell yon what day it was on. 1 thing it was two weeks ago to-morrow. Q. Why did not you tell the Couu I A. Yes, sir. Mr. G. W. Catts wr.s called, but it wns stated he was not in tho city. Mr. Ledbetter wns recalled, and said Mr. Carusi, the engineer of the bridge company, bad introduced Mr. Catts to him. Clerk Teed took the stand and testi fied that Mr Catt had put in a bid for the King's Bridge Company for $15,900.dated January 31, 1887. This amount was high er than the S. F. Bridge Co.'s bid. The original plans and fpecifications were filed on January 14, ISB7, and adopted. I don't think they were ever taken from the office except by the Bridge Commit tee. That is the original specification which was filed with me. On tho 7th cf February the Bridge Committee reported on the bids and recommended that the contract be let tothe S. F. Bridge Co., provided that certain amendments to the plans and specifications be included. There is what purports to be a true copy on file with me, lut it is not a true copy. It was taken away by Mr. Eaton's clerk. Q. By City Attorney : Did it come back in the same condition that it was taken out? A. I would not like to state. Q. Can you tell me, are there any A. Hold that, sir, (handing the orig inal copy). Half wny down it reads, nine redwood piles; this one reads sever. (Other interlineations were not found in the original but in the copy.) Q. Were those changes made by or der of any committee that yon know of ? A. I think thooe are all the changes. Mr. Wright. Were those documents compared at the time the bids were filed? A. Ido not know. Q. You do not know who made those changes? A. Ido not. Q. When did you first see those in terlineations? A. I can't Eay that I remember. Q. Did you see them before the Ist of April? A. No, I did not. I know nothing whatever about it. Mr. Eaton. While these thiDgs are fresh I would like to coll upou Mr. Meyers. . Mr. A. Meyers, sworn. The inter lineations were made by myself. They were made before the bids were adver tised for. They were made because tho data for tbe bottom of the cylinder were not fixed. The bridge companies received copies as changed by me and tbey bid upon them. Oue of the changes was made after the bids came in. I changed it by the authority of Mr. Eaton. I was directed to do it by Mr. Eiton. Q. Did you know at that time that tbe bids were made on the original plans on tile? A. Yes, sir. Q, Then why did yon change them? A. Because tbero were some things which we wanted to force the Bridge Company to do. Q. You altered them without the au thority of the Council? A. Yes, air; aud submitted them af terward. Q. To Mr. Teed. Were they ever offered to the Council nml aelopten? A. No, sir; tbey were n it. Q. Did tho recommendations of tbe Bnilgo Com puny include auy of the changes made t>y Mr. Meyers? A. No', sir; they did not. Q. To Mr. Meyers. Were tbo changes made before the bids were awarded? A. ¥es, sir. It was after they were received und before they were awarded? oilmen that he wanted yon to divide, and he waa mad because you wouldn't? A. Oh! you're too fresh. Mr. McMullin left the witness stand. Mr. Williams asked to have a ruling made on this question. Mr. MoMullm testified that he had told several parties that about the lumber, and he thought it was relevant that tbe question should be anered. Mr. Jones. We have no power to make bim answer tbe question. Mr. Williams, to Mr. McMullin. Why did you not tell the gentleman thut Mr. Steams was mad because you wouldn't divide? Mr. McMullin. I decline to answer any more questions. Mayor Workman. What is a fair rate of profit? A. About fifteen per cent, on $15,000 or $16,000. Mr. McMullin. I should like Mayor Workman to road a letter he showed to me. citk of pa ma. Spring and Summer, 1887, Novelties. JUST RECEIVED, THE MOST MAGNIFICENT LINE OF IMPORTED Dress Goods and Trimmings EVER SHOWN Iff THIS CITY. THE CREAM ffigfr DO NOT FAIL. The European EXAMINE Eastern Markets. New Stock of Goods. CITY OK PARIS, The Peerless Dry Goods Emporium of Southern California, IQB, IQ7 AND 109 NORTH SPRrNG STREET. Ol jrcfcd to .n not being relative to the iuvestigstioc. Mayor Workman read the letter from tbe California Bridge Company denying oollusion, end denying that they ban en tered into a nool. Mr. McMullin continuing, said that be had not conspired with M. H Led better. Ho never had told the Council that (here was only $600 or $700 profit in it. He had told individuals that there was only about $700 or $900, but not the Council. Mr. McMulliu said tbat there was only one way to vindicate the bridge company, and that was to carry out tho contract. In answer to City Attorney. Did not have any conversation until after the award was made. Dou't know that I had any conversation with Mr. Eaton before the contract was awarded. That conversation I mentioned was the only one I had with Mr. Steams in reference to the matter. I think that GRAND AUCTION SALE ! EASTON & ELDBIDGE, AUCTIONEERS, OF SAN FRANCISCO. TEMPLETON. SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CAL., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 14th, 15tta and 18th, 1887, of the Paso Reblcs, Santa Ysabel, Eureka and Huer Hoero Ranchos, ALSO Tom n lots In the rapidly growing village of Templeton, And 5, 10 and '.0 acres, and large subdivision!, BY ORDER OF THE WEST COAST L AND COMPANY (A CORPORATION), WILL SELL, WITHOUT RESERVE, PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS : PASO ROBLES RANCH Of 80,400 acres, less 6000 acres sold to settlers In the past four months. THE SANTA YSABEL. RANCH Of 10,100 acres. THE EUREKA RANCH Of 11,000 acres, and 12,1)00 acres of tho HUER HUERO RANCH All lying In a body on the S P. It. E. at Its terminus lv Sau Luis Obispo county. At Public Auction Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 14, Ift, 10, at 12 o'clock, Noon, Each Day. These are all Agr'on'tural aid Fruit Lands, in quality equal to any fn the State, an average snueal r. n ,'ul exceeding thai of Santa Cisra county, aud n quire HOI t (IAiION. liile, Un; tv stales patent, and to be free and clear of all Incumbrances. TERMS OF SALE. Lots !n Templeton. cash, Tnitcd Stages gold coin. All other tracts one-third cash, balaico iv lour equal pi>ment.» nt two, tbiee, lour and five years; Interest 6 per cent Ber annum. 'Ihe nn r aagetax paid by the mortgagee makes the interett about i per cent. net to ihe purchaser. Au additional charge wi.l be mode of $.i for tbe deed In salo of town lots, and $16 In other eases for . xpen-es of ealc, including making and recording all papers. schedule price of ranch stiboiviMons average J.O an acre, aud for 5 o 12-acre lots, 160. Te per cent ol cash payment (but in no cute less than I'OO) required It fall of ham mer ,vs to ccuiplete talo. Parties failing for 30 days forfeit sum paid, tMf Parlies going from Los Angeles take Pacific Coast Steamship Company'! steamers from San Pedro to San Luis Obispo. THE ABOVE AUCTION SALE IS MADE UNDER THE AUSPICES OP THE PACIFIC COAST LAND BUREAU, (A CORPORATION), ttT" Principal place of business, oppos te Palace Hotel, 618 Market street, and IS and 17 Post street, San Francisco. Sub-agencies in each county seat of the State. President WEN 111* LL EASTON | Treasurer.. ..ANQLO-CALIFORNI AN BANK Vice-President and General Manager, Secretary F B. WILDE GEO. W. FRINK | Auctioneers EABTON A ELDKIDQ* ftV PARTIES WISHING TO INSPECT SAID LANDS, with a view to purchasing at the auction, or any of the company's lands at pi I vale sale will be shown the property free of charge by applying at the company's office in Templeton. $6—AN EXCURSION TRAIN—S6 Will leave Fourth and Townsend streets, San Francisco, April 13'h, at 8:80 A. «., stopping ■•t all way stations, where tickets cau be secured either at station or on train, and arriv ing at ie:epleton at 5:30 r. h. Round trip tickets, $6, good uutll Monday, April 18,1881. Usual fsre one wav 88. aToT-EXr.UKSIoN TICKETS issued h T Goodall A Perkins from Loa Angeles to Saa Luis obt.mi and return 811.5U only, including berth, meals, and good for 16 days. This is less than fare one way. Maps of All the ranch subdivisions, of Templeton, of the 6 to 12 acre suburban lots and a general map showing the location of the company's lands, with a new descriptive catalogue, will be tent free on application. C, H. PHILLIPS, Manager, Templeton, Cal. And for further particulars, catalogues, etc., address PACIFIC COAST LAND HIHEAC, Or EASTON A ELDRIDGE, Auctioneers, 61S Market street, opposite Palace Hotel, San Francisco. LOS ANUKLEB LAND BUREAU, 20 w. First St., Los Augeles. PACIFIC COAST LAND BUREAU, 280 Filth Street, Saa Diego, conversation occurred two weeks ago next Monday. Tbe last words I heard him sny was "I will bust it." I tolci him to go ahead aud bust it. Mr Steams testified that he met Mr. McMullin. I think we shook hands, and he said what in h l's the matter with you. "I said nothing. I never said he couldn't take tbe contract off if he wouldn't divide. The statement that I wouldn't sell lumber unless I coulel make something wa-i true, because he wanted to buy it nt $15 it thousand, but I did not owu an interest in the yard. I never intimated that I would use my it fluence if he would buy the lumber of mc, Mr. M yors stated that Mr, Steams came un to Mr. Elton's office »• d (old him (Meyers) to send Mr. McMullin to him as he would like to eel! him some lumber. Adjourned to Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The following was the deposition of Mr. Catts,offered in evidence but refused admission: In the matter of the contract for the Kuhrts street bridje, in the city of Los Anytles, Cal State of California, City and I County of San Francisco / George VV. Catts, being duly sworn, deposes and says : 1. That he is a resident of said city and county of San Francisc -, and for more than two years past beftire Ihe Ist of February, 1887, was the engineer and contracting agent of the King Bridge Company, of Cleveland, Ohio. 2. Tbat he knows G. L. Steams, of los Angeles, a member of the City Council of the ci'y'of Los Augeles, Cal. 3. That un the 7th of February, 1887, n meeting of said City Council wns lieiil, at which the matt.r of said Kuhrts Btreet bridge was considered. i. That on said 7th day of February, 1887, this eleponent was at Los .Angeles ks ihe agent of tho S in Fmncisco Bridge Coinpnny in tho matter of said bridge. 5 That immediately after a -id meet ing of the Council said G. L Steams came to this deponent on First street, in front of the city hall, Los Angeles, and thru and there proposed to deponent a such agent as aforesaid that he, G. L Steams, would setts: said San Francisco Bridge Company to secure the contract for constructing saiel bridge, and that, as the consideration for sncli assistance, the Sun Francisco Biidge Com pany should purchase all ihe lum ber rcquirtd in the construction of said bridge from him, said G. L. Steams aud should pay therefor to him $5 per 1000 feet more than said lumber could be procured fiom other lumber dealers in Loa Angeles. 6. That deponent repliol to said G. L. Steams tbat tbe San Francisco Bridge Company could not afford to pay any such additional price for lv nber anil declined tn make any such arrange ment as that above mentioned. Signed. Geo. W. Catts. Subscribed snd sworn to before mc this 7th day of 1887. Signed, James L. King, Notary Public. To-Morrow! To-Morrow! The books for the eighty-four half-acre lots iv South Los Angeles now open at the salesroom of the Southern California Land Company, Baker flock. Lots (with im provements aud buildings) at anti-boom prices—sl6o! Payments, $10 per month, without interest. First payment, Maps now ready. _ Officers Fred Smith and Boeejue yes terday discovered a dice game in the celestial quarters behind tbe Chinese Theatre. There were twenty six heath ens who were required lo put up $10 each. 100 ACRES —I.N THE— Washington Colony! Five miles from tbe City of Fresno WITH GOOD HOUSE, GOOD BARN. Chicken House, Yard and Corral fenced, wilh fine Orchard and Vineyard, with all the Tools and Stock ucoees.try to ruu the place. A GRAND BARGAIN CAN BE HAD It APPLIED FOR 800 N. 85 ACRES FOUR MII.ES FROM FRESNO. WITH A GOOD HOCSE AND GOOD Barn, 30 aores, in bearing orchard, M cres la hearing raisin grape vines, li acres In nlfalla, H *° re blaeknerr es, nice yard. Water for irrigation rutiulus threusn the place continually. This is a tluo place, and will pay MOOO per annum. Price Only 515.000 , THOMAS E. HUGHES & SON, FRESNO, CAL. alO-lm Arcadia. ioo Lots in Blocks 62, 62 1-2, 69, 69 1-2* and 69 3-4 on Santa Anita. First and Second avenues and on Genoa, Alice, Anderson and Main streets, will be offered for sale on WEDNESDAY, April 13tii, at 10 O'clock, AT 106 NORTH SPRING STREET, L. A. MAPS WILL BE READY ON TUESDAY, THE 12TH. PRICES WILL BE MARKED ON EACH LOT. TERM 8: ONE-HALF CASH, BALANCE ONE AND TWO YEARS AT 8 PER CENT, ALSO 10 LOTS ON ORANGE AND FIRST AVENUES; ANITA AND LORENA STREETS, AS ABOVE. H. J. STEVENSON, alO-td 106 PI. SPKINU STREET, E. v. 7