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The Bridge Over Aurora
Street Defeated.
The J. M. Davies Franchise—Plans
for the Third Street Tnnnel.
Other Business.
The City Council,met yesterday morn
ing, President Kuhrts in tbe Chair, and
Messrs. Hanley, Boebyehell, Earl, Ford,
Cohn, Shafer, Threlkeld, McNally, Mo
riarty, Bryant, Humphreys and Wilson,
Mr. Bryson sent in a communication
stating that be would be absent from the
city for one week. Received and filed.
The Auditor's trial balance for Febru
ary and the reports of other officers were
referred to the Finance Committee.
The Fire Commissioners recommended
that several fire-plugs be put in by the
City Water Company. So ordered.
An attorney appeared on behalf of the
South Side Irrigation Company, which
filed a petition repeating the history of
its troubles, so familiar to the public. It
stated that there was now no place for
the distribution of the sewage, and that
the city should either have the injunction
modified or should lay a mile and a half
of pipe, so as to carry the sewage to new
Mr. Cohn asked the attorney whether
the company had not contracted to take
care of the sewage, and whether it was
not the duty of the company to build this
mile and a half of pipe.
The attorney replied that this weuld
cost more than to pay the amount of the
bond which was given to guarantee the
safe disposal of the sewage. The com
pany had only agreed to take care of 150
inches, and over 300 inches had been
sent there.
Mr. Cohn ssid that a part of this water
conld be taken away by turning off the
fresh water which was running into the
San Pedro street sewer.
It was stated that the Board of Super
visors was about to take some action to
prevent the disposal of the sewage by the
company, and that some action should
be taken by the Council at once, so as to
relieve the company. It was suggested
that when the City Surveyor had reported
upon the matter, some solution of the
difficulty might be found. The matter
was then postponed until 3 o'clock.
The Street Superintendent reported
that he had lowered a private sewer at
the intersection of Fort and Second
street. He was instructed to send the
bill to the Cable Company, whose cros
sing at that point had made it necessary.
The City Attorney was instructed to
draw an ordinance, condemning the old
Fort street and Franklin street sewer.
The Street Superintendent recom
mended that the Seventh and Ninth
street bridges be painted. Referred to
the Bridge Committee.
ThA (inn Committee recommended
that a 60 foot mast be erected at the cor
ner of Third and Los Angeles street. So
ordered. The committee stated that it
had in view a change in the distribution
of lights, which would be reported on
The matter of the bridge of the South
ern Pacific Railroad Company over
Aurora street came up, and the ordin
ance providing for the same was read.
The ordinance provides for a wagon and
foot bridge from Buena Vista street to
San Fernando street.
An attorney appeared on behalf of
property owners who thought they would
be damaged by tbe erection of the bridge,
and considerable discussion followed.
One of tbe property owners said she
did not want to be buried nndera bridge,
and if it was to be passed she thought
tbe Bridge Committee had been "paid
for." (Laughter.)
On motion of Mr. Cohn the matter was
referred to the Bridge Committee, Board
of Public Works and City Attorney to
report upon as early as possible.
A recess was then taken until half-past
1 o'clock.
Afternoon Session.
A bond for the safe condition of the
Seventh street bridge was presented.
Tbe Finance Committee reported that
it had not approved the bill for the
bridge, because it had been stated that
the bridge bad not been accepted by the
City Surveyor.
Surveyor Dockweiler said he had not
accepted the bridge. The piers had been
accepted, but not the superstructure.
He had not been notified that the bridge
was ready to be accepted.
Ode of the representatives of the
Bridge Company appeared and said that
the bond had been prepared to guarantee
the bridge because the Surveyor would
not approve tbe structure.
The bond was referred to the City At
A motion that upon the approval of the
City Attorney of the bond and the accep
tance of the superstructure by the City
Surveyor the Clerk draw a warrant for
the contract price of the bridge was car
The report of the Board of Public
Works, as published in Sunday's Her
ald, was read and adopted.
When the matter of the tunnel through
the Third street hill came up Mr. Cohn
thought that as it was to cost so mucb
money and was to be a permanent im
provement it should be left to the incom
ing Council. Bonds could not be sold
at present, and it should be done by
money raised by the sale of bonds.
Dr. Bryant thought that the tunnel
was just as necessary to the city as the
bridges across the river. He bad voted
for tbe bridges and he thought
that the others of the Council
should vote with him. The tun
nel would open up a large portion
of the city which was hardly reachable
at present.
Mr. Cohn said that the work should
be paid for by the sale of bonds, and
bonds should be voted by the people
under the State law. This could not be
accomplished by this Council.
"Professor" Dockweiler exhibited bis
plans and profiles of the tunnel w< ich
would be 1,080 feet long. A description
of the plan of the tunnel was given in
Sunday morning's Herald.
The plans were adopted as presented.
The ordinance granting to J. M. Davies
a franchise for a street railway from
Spring stMSt along Second street and
Wolfskillfßrenue to a point 350 feet
south of FWh street was read.
Mr. Gibson of the Vernon-Street Rail
road Company appeared and asked that
the matter be laid over until the force of
a certain agreement which he had with
Mr. Davies was decided by the Superior
Court, before which the matter was
Mr. Davies said that the agreement
had not been agreed to by him, and was
not signed by him or by his company. The
application for the franchise had been
before the Council for over a year and he
could not see why he should be put off
any longer.
A motion to print the franchise was
lost by a vote of 9 to 3, Messrs. Bosby
shell.'Cohn and Ford voting against it.
The Finance Committee reported, rec
ommending the cancellation of a number
of tax sale deeds. Adopted. Recom
mended that the contract for printing
the city ordinances be awarded to the
Expres'i Publishing Company. Referred
to the incoming council. Recommended
that the Clerk have 250 tally sheets
printed. Carried.
Mr. A. N. Denker appeared and pre
sented his bill for the storage of cement
pipes on his land. He said that he had
given the land rent free for two months
and the rest of the time he thought should
be paid for. Referred to tbe Finance
The protest of property owners against
the erection of a frame building on Main
street was referred to the Fire Commis
sioners with instructions to enforce the
The Aurora street bridge matter came
up on the recommendation of the com
mittee that tbe franchise to the S. P. R.
R. Company be granted.
Mrs. Riley appeared and said that the
damage to her property would amount to
about $2,000.
Mr. Kuhrts said that Aurora stroet had
never been open from the zanja to Buena
Vista street, except over private prop
erty, and the owner of this had closed
the road.
A motion to grant the franchise was
lost by a vote of 7 to 4, Messrs. Earl,
Humphreys, McNally and Schafer vot
ing against it.
Mr. Bosbyshell gave notice that he
would move to reconsider the vote on the
J. M. Davies franchise at the next regu
lar meeting.
The Park Committee recommended
that the gardener of the city parks set out
trees and shrubbery in West Lake Park.
Mr. Kuhrts objected on the ground
that there was no money in the Park
fund, and such a recommendation might
cause the expenditure of several thousand
The members of the Park Committee
said that the city should appropriate
$3,000. The people had subscribed
$3,000, and the promise had been made
that the city would pay as much as the
On motion of Mr. Kuhrts the Park
Committee was allowed to spend not
more than $300 during the week.
The condition of the East Los Angeles
Park was brought np by Mr. Hanley and
was referred to the Park Committee.
The following petitions were received
and referred to the various committees:
From property-owners on Hayward
street remonstrating against the grading
of said street at present; W. E. Edgar
and others, protesting against the erec
tion of a wooden building on South Main
street, between Sixth and Seventh
streets; Charles B. Pironi, a restdent of
Regent street, asking permission to con
nect private sewer with city sewer; prop
erty-owners on Logan avenue, between
Seventh and Ward streets, requesting
authority to have said street graded;
property-owners on Ocean avenue, pro
testing against the grading of said avenue
at the present time; property-owners
on Eleventh street, between Hope
street and Grand avenue, asking
permission to do their own grading;
from Union Construction Company, ask
ing an extension of time on work being
done on Eleventh street; from J. W.
Wolfskill, announcing that it will be
impossible for him to act as judge of
election; from W. R. Porter, asking for
thirty days' extension of time on con
tract for paving of Fifth street; from
property owners and residents on Hill
street, between Second and Seventh
streets, protesting against the paving of
said street as contemplated by resolution
of intention; from property owners on
Water street asking for change of grade;
from property owners on Upper Main
street, praying for the laying of a sewer
from Alpine to Alameda street; from
residents and taxpayers, asking that an
electric mast be placed and maintained
at the junction of Washington street and
Central avenue.
The Council then adjourned until this
Duilneu TranaacteA at tbe meet*
lag; Yesterday.
The Board of Regents of the Public
Library met yesterday afternoon in the
Council Chamber, Mr. Kuhrts in the
chair, and Messrs. McNally, Cohn, Bos
bysbell, Humphreys, Ford, Shafer,
Threlkeld, Earl, Bryant and Hanley
The Librarian reported the loan of
1,611 books in January, receipts of
$183.40, and expenditures of $42.10. She
also read a long report, recommending
numerous changes in the manner of con
ducting the library, and in the method
in nse in loaning tbe books. She also
recommended that tbe carpet in the
ladies' room be taken up and cleaned,
and that the chairs be re-painted. The
report was referred to the incoming
Council. A number of bills was ordered
paid, and, on request of Messrs. McNally
and Earl, a vote of thanks was tendered
her for her work during the past month.
A communication was received from
the Educational Committee of the United
States Commission to the Paris Exhibi
tion, asking for information about the
library. Messrs. Cohn, Shafer and
Humphrey? were appointed as a commit
tee to get up the report.
The report above referred to is the first
report Mrs. Prescott has made since she
was appointed to the of librarian less
than two months ago. This lady has
shown her perfect fitness for the position
and has given the greatest satisfaction.
She has had considerable experience in
literary work, and has all her life been
engaged in intellectual and literary la
bors. The city is nsw receiving the bene
fit of her aptitudes and experience, and
whatever changes the future election
may bring about, it is to be hoped that
this very capable lady may continue to
hold the position she so satisfactorily
Charred with Perjury.
J. D. Sanford was arraigned before
Justice Lockwood yesterday, a charge of
perjury preferred by Mrs. Mary
E. Baldwin, who alleged that the
defendant testified to a material fact in
the civil case of Mary E. Baldwin vs.
Mary Brown et al., which was tried be
fore Justice A. J. King, on the 3d day of
July, 1888, knowing the same to be false
and untrue. Tbe case was set for trial
for February 19th, at 2 p. m., defendant
being meanwhile released on bonds in
the sum of $500.
marriage Licensee.
The following licenses to wed were
issued by the County Clerk yesterday:
Thomas Hyams, a native of New York,
and Mary Wall, a native of Canada.
T. B. Chovington and Mrs. 8. Durbin,
both natives of Ohio.
ChildrenJDry for^itchej^Castori^
I The tenor of ©em muni cations appearing In
tbis column Is not necessarily endorsed by the
editors of tbe Herald. The writer who desires
to be heard in it should always accompany his
I screed with his full name, not necessarily for
publication bat as a guarantee of good faith.]
Mr. Blnford Explains Ills Position.
Editors Herald: Having, at the
earnest solicitation of many of my
friends, permitted my name to be used
as a candidate from the Second ward,
subject to the Democratic Convention,
and as I am now being interrogated by a
great many persons concerning my posi
tion in regard to the Utah Railroad,
about which there seems to be a good
deal of misunderstanding, I beg leave to
state, through your columns, that there
is no one more strongly in favor of a
railroad 'rom here to Utah than I am.
This has been, and is now, my position.
But I do not think that, under the
terms of the ordinance recently passed
by tbe Council, the Los Angeles, Utah
and Atlantic Railroad is required to
build from here to Utah, but only from
here to Long Beach.
Furthermore, I have examined to a
certain extent the much-talked of con
tract recorded a few days ago, by which
the Union Pacific is said to be backing the
Utah road. I hardly think there is an
attorney in the city, who, on examining
that contract, will say that the Union
Pacific or any other party, agrees to
build a single' mile of road east of this
city, and would respectfully say that I do
not believe that even the counsel for the
Utah road will so state. Admitting the
articles sufficient for certain purposes.
I think tbe building of railroads is be
yond their corporate powers, and I could
cover a good deal of paper in the produc
tion of arguments and the citation of
legal authorities to sustain my position.
If the Utah people will make any ar
rangement by which Los Angeles can be
assured of the building of a road from
here to Utah, I will take pleasure, in
case of election, in doing what I can to
render them all proper and reasonable
assistance in our City Council. Very
respectfully, Frank L. Binford.
A Ripple In Club Life.
One joins a club for the purpose of
having a central place where congeniality
and good-cheer will smooth down tbe
sharp edges of business life, and infuse a
sort of otium cum dignitate into the midst
of active affairs. The Pacific Club and the
Union Club in San Francisco are cele
brated not only for their esthetic fur
nishings and splendid halls, but for the
gastronomic talent that caters to the pal
ates of their members. In those clubs
the caterers consider it a point of honor
to consult the taste of the members upon
the menu of the table and the brands of
wine are subject to order. It would
be considered a great and unpardonable
fault if the caterer failed to have a pop
ular brand of wine repeatedly called for,
and insisted upon the members taking
only such wine as he thought fit to fur
nish. Yet we have that in a club not
a thousand miles away from this
city, one of the directors having found a
wine to suit himself, is so set about it
that he is determined it shall suit every
body else. Consequently, whenever a
member calls for Montebello, Veuve Cli
quot, Green Seal or other well known
brands, he is told th»t they Bra not in
stock, and that he must rest content with
the brand to which the managing direc
tor is wedded. Well, this thing has been
going on for some time, and the mem
bers who have a choice on this subject
have about made up their minds to have
Montebello, Cliquot or any other brand
they see fit to call for. Hence has
sprung np in the club a small-sized revo
lution, which promises to end in the
defeat of the director and victory for the
members who have their own ideas
about the kind of wine that suits them.
At the County.
The total number of inmates of the
County Jail up to a late hour last night
was 132, thirteen of whom were registered
yesterday. The new arrivals were Wal
ter Herriot, battery, thirty days; W.
Miller, petty larceny, ten days; C. Com
erty, disturbing the peace, ten days; all
of this city. Azusa contributed Rafael
Corona, disturbing the peace, ten days;
Anaheim sent up Ah Fow, assault, ten
days, and San Jose furnished L. Wilson,
J. McDonald, E. Donahue and W. Wat
son, petit larcenists, the first named for
six and the three others for ten days
Uo to S. I*l. Perry's
For anything you want in the way of gas fix
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Secure great bargains at the auction pale of
furniture of the Pacific Furniture Co., 220, 228
and 230 South Main street.
Try the Monarch Paint,
The only absolutely pure lead, oil and zinc
paint in the city. For sale by J. M. Blaokburn,
310 South Spring street.
Hotel Keep, Attention!
is being furnished by the owners and is offered
tor rent on very reasonable terms to a live and
experienced hotel keeper. Tbe house is new,
well situated, and a large patronage is assured.
Full particulars will be given by calling npon
THEO. REISER, President.
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Business conducted on a strictly fair and
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Give ns a call at 36% S. string ST. (Upstairs),
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Garey's Nursery
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