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PUBLIC WORKS. ■ceomnaeudatlons to t>« Acted _____ To-morrow. «»•■ The Board of Public Works yM . terday morning and took ag w . lows: Recommended th' ~ „# Charles N\ MD~ ,ld' over for one we -* anu ulL "" 0 Bixby°and el "'-ied that the deed of Jotham land to ° others, giving certain stops of Fnair -»c city, be referred to the City rec* -eertoseeif the description is cor- Recommended that the petition of J. D. Eagan and others, protesting against •*"" a certain excavation made by the Los Angeles Cable Railroad Company on Grand View avenue and Ninth street, be received and filed as no such excavation is being made. Recommended that the petition of R. R. Brown and others, complaining of a pond on the corner of Olive and First streets, be referred to the Street Super intendent to abate the nuisance. Recommended that the petition of S. W. Daily, complaining of the lack of a storm water drain on the corner of Hoff and Water streets be received and filed, as the matter has been attended to. It was recommended that all action in relation to the paving of Second street oe rescinded, and the City Attorney be in structed to draw a rest lution of intention jjaye that street from Fort fetreet to Grand avenue. . ; In the matter of the Pico-street electric railroad, oh a petition of the property owners to have the road condemned as a nuisance, the Board agreed to listen to parties on either sice. Mayor Thorn made a strong argument against the road and laid especial stress on the ugly ap pearance of the poles, and stated that propsrty along the streets where the poles had been erected had greatly depreciated in value. He cited the large number of petitions that had been presented to the previous boards, and showed that though instructions bad been issued to take down the poles, no action had been taken, and the people are still suffering. Judge Hutton spoke on behalf of the Electric Railroad Company, and stated that an injunction had been gotten out to prevent the erection of the poles, but it had been dissolved by Judge O'Mel veny. He said the matter was one that should go before tbe courts and could not be set; led by the Board of Public Works. He stated that Colonel Haw land had now made arrangements to dispense with the poles and propel the cars by means of storage batteries, and all he asked was a reasonable time, say thirty days, in which to make these im provements. Colonel Howland then made a state ment to tho effect that he had unfortu nately found himself in the position of maay persons of enterprise, and had perhape started out a few years too soon. When he first applied for a franchise, there had been bnt one electric railroad in operation in the country, and that one was run by means of a third rail, which acted as a conductor for the current. When he put up his poles the City Engineer, Mr. Eaton, was not able to define for him the lines of Pico street, so he had been compelled to put the poles along the side of the track. He had then removed the poles to the side of the street when the lines bad been given to him, and at this time it was all he could do. Then the company had become financially em barrassed and bad been thrown into the bands of an assignee,who had been com pelled by law not to incur a debt. Col. Howland had, therefore, in order to keep bis franchise, been compelled to advance $5,000 to keep it going, and it had been money thrown away. He had now made arrangements to put in the Thompson system, and inside of thirty days the poles would be removed and nothing more unsightly than telegraph poles left to mar the beauty of the street. He then exhibited pictures of the Thompson- Houston system in operation and showed tow unobjectionable they would be when established. Under this system, he as sured the Board, the service would be the equal of any cable road, and superior in many respects. The discussion on this question occu pied the whole of tbe morning session, and it was finally decided not to make any recommendation at present. THE RAMSEY CASE. Tcnlatnr for tne Prosecution In Judge Gkcscfi Court. The trial ot Neil Ramsey, charged with the rape of Mary Waters, a 10-year old girl, at San Pedro, on December 20th, commenced in Judge Cheney's court yesterday mo rning. It was net until afternoon that the jury was secured and the testimony commenced. Mary Waters, who is a bright little girl, was placed on the stand, and told her story with accuracy. It varied very little from her statements at the preliminary exam ination in January. She stated that in December she had gone down to San Pedro with her stepfather. They had taken rooms at Ramsey's house, and bad stayed there ten days. On the second day, when she was playing in the sand with another child, Ramsey called her into the house and told her he wanted to show her some pictures in his room. She went there with bim and he showed her several pictures. Then he threw her on bis bed and put his hand over her mouth to prevent her from crying out. He threatened her with severe punishment if she told her mother or father, and she said nothing about the matter until her mother discovered that she hau con tracted a disorder. Then she told all about the affair. Her mother and step father testified to tne story she had told at the time and to the trip to San Pedro. The physician who had been called in to attend tbe child testified to the disease with which she had been afflicted and its cause. The case was then continued to Monday morning. King's Daughters. The regular monthly meeting of this gitterhood occurred at tbe Foil-street Methodist Church, yesterday, at 2:45 p. if. A very interesting sestion was held and a large attendance was present. Mrs. Helen Bird pall. President, opened with prayer, followed by a responsive service by the Daughters. Mrs. Waltera, Secretary pro tern, read tbe minutes of tbe last meeting, after which reports of different committees were received, ebowiog a quiet but thorough work "In Hia Name," the motto of the order. After several short articles, read in the interest of tbe order, Mrs. Ohapin gave • very interesting talk on her Chinese mission in the city, and stirred the hearts of the ladies to help her in christianizing the heatben at home. Tbe order numbers 150, beside a new "ten," reported by Mrs. Chapin. Adjourned to meet the first Saturday in May. Tkc magazine Newspaper Form. The Sierra Mad re Viet a, a bright and newsy paper that is now in its second volume, has adopted the magazine form, with cover, which is getting to be the LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD &XJJST DAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1889. rage with weeklies. Scipio's Redlands Citrograph was the first hebdomadal in this section to adopt the new form. And now the Azusa Newt and the Sierra Madre Vttta follow suit. Mechanically it is a great improvement over the big quarto, and it possesses the decided ad vantage that the number of pages can be increased or decreased, according to the requirements of business, without re sorting to supplements or change of form. THE COURTS. Saturday, April 6, 1889. Department I—Cheney, J- Information tiled against A. D. Proch and A. Williams, charging them with arson, and Wednesday, April 10th, set for arraignment. People vs. Thomas White—Sentence of defendant continued until Wednesday, April 10th, at 10 a. m. People vs. Neil Ramsey, charged with rape, committed on May Waters, at San Pedro—On trial. Department i t lark, J. Estate of Annie Allen, deceased—Set tlement of accounts continued till April 13th, at 10 a. m. Estate of Z. H. Morse—Probate of wiU ; further hearing continued for one week. Estate of Thomas Fessenden, deceased —Settlement of accounts; allowed and approved. Department 3—Wade, J. Perez et al. vs. Los Angeles City et al. j —Judgment ordered for plaintiff. Department 4—Van Dyke, J. Shepherd vs. Donegan et al. —Injunc- tion granted on furnishing bond for $5,000. Dascorcbe vs. Turner—Ten days' addi tional time granted to defendants to an swer. Lowe Gas and Electric Company vs. Los Angeles Gas Company—Motion to strike out denied and ten days allowed to answer cross complaints. Motion to dis solve injunction continued to April 15th. Cochrane vs. Johnson —Continued to April 15th. New Cases. The California Bank has sued S. P. Metcalf and W. N. Monroe to recover $2,200 on a promissory note granted by defendant Metcalf to W. N. Monroe, and by tbe latter assigned to plaintiff. E M. Wardell has brought suit against the Hesperia Land Company to have an agreement, whereby plaintiff agreed to purchase certain lands on certain con ditions from defendant, rescinded, inas much as said conditions were not ful filled as per contract; also, that the sum of $4,114 94, which he paid as part of the price of said lands, be returned to him, together with interest on $150 from Janu ary 4, 1888, and on $1,963.94 from March 15th of the same year. E. F. Spence has brought suit against James Velsir, Mary Rodgers and 8. Rod gers, her husband, to remove a cloud on his title to a certain parcel of land pur chased from defendant Veleir, which cloud is caused by a defective deed of conveyance from Velsir to defendant Mary Rodgers. William Hunter and Asa Hunter as administrators of tbe estate of Keziah Hunter, as an individual sues Elijah P. Fordetal., to foreclose a mortgage on certain property given as eecurity for the payment of a promisEOiy note for $4,200. Virgil G. Baker cues F. C. Garbrett and John E. Sayles to recover $500 due on a promissory note granted by defend ants to plaintiff, and remaining unpaid. Tbe Supervisors. Saturday, April 6, 1889. The Supervisors met yesterday as per adjournment, all the members present. Gas meters were directed to be placed in Dep aitmeite Five and Six of the Su perior Court. A petition from Cahuenga township, asking for the formation of a new town ship, was granted, with boundaries as in the petition. Tbe Deputy Constable for Los Angeles city was allowed pay for the half of the month of March of this year. The petition and remonstrances in re tbe Azuea irrigation district were read and testimony and argument heard, and bond filed. On motion, taken under cot - sideration, to be brought up on Friday of next week. Consideration of bids for the burying of indigent dead was postponed to 3 p. m. on Monday. The cci titled check of J. De Barth Shorb was presented to the Board as security against costs in the appeal in re the Alhambra incorporation suit. The opinion of the District Attorney relative to the Old River School Districl bonds was read and tabled. A petition for the opening of Alvarado street was referred to Supervisor Davis fer investigation. Deeds were recorded in re the Falling Leaf avenue, and the same was declared a public highway. The Clerk was instructed to advertise for bids for grading the Lemon road, and also to advertise for building a bridge on the same road over San Jose creek. The protest of R. A. Strange in re Buena Park, Artesia and Norwalk, read and filed. A petition from the trustees of Orange city to have road money refunded was read and filed. A petition from the Eight Hour League was filed, the Board having no power to act in the matter. The Board adjourned, to meet on Mon day at 10 a. m. A Birthday Presentation. On Friday evening a number of friends of D. Gilbert Dexter, of East Los Angeles, surprised him by assembling at his house, corner of Griffin avenue and Sichel street, and presenting him with an elegant solid silver tea-service, on the occasion of his fifty-sixth birthday. The presentation speech was made by Mr. F. K. Willis, and the recipient of the gilt responded in fitting t9rms. Bey. J. H. Phillips made a congratulatory speech on behalf of the friends present, and the evening was spent in a social and enjoy able manner. Marriage Licenses. The following licenses to wed were issued by tbe County Clerk yesterday: Charles C. Fife and Jennie G. Mar shall, the former a native of Minnesota, and the latter of Kansas. W. P. Irish and Margarete Phillips, the former a native of Ohio, and the latter of England. Christian J. Bentson and Marie K. Schmidt, both natives of Denmark. S. A. Fridley and Effie Morris, the former a native of lowa, and the latter of Canada. Tne First Street tirade. The argument on the granting of an injunction to prevent Contractor Donegan from grading First street, between Hill and Olive, was concluded before Judge Van Dyke yesterday morning. Judge Van Dyke granted the prayer for an in junction and required tbe petitioners to file a bond for $5,000. He will file his written opinion and order during the coming week. The Elks' Benefit Never in the history of theatrical and social events in Los Angeles have we seen combined so many choice, novel and refined attractions as are offered by the Elks at their benefit Sunday even ing. The performance commences with the successful comedy-drama, A Drum mer's Life, supported by Charles Bassett, Miss Jennie Metzler, and a dramatic company of unusual excellence. Then, by permission of the esteemed manager of the Little Tycoon Company, Willard Spenser, Esq., they offer America's greatest baritone, J. Aldrich Libby, who has supported Fnrsch-.Madi, Camilla Urso and a number of our gteat est prima-donnas. Mr. R. E. Graham, one of the most suc cessful comedians on the American stage, Miss Hattie Arnold, Miss Cather ine Lingard, two prima donnas, who, if Eastern crit : cs are to be relied on, stand second to none in this bread universe. Combined with the above named attrac tions, they present the following choice local attractions: Signor Farini, Miss Eunice Holmes, Mr. Arbuckle, Miss Metz ler. Mr, Dave Brandt, Mi-ji Carrie Franks, Mr. Billy Harvey, Mr. Harry Ferguson, Mr. Carl yon Brunk, Mr. J. A. Colby, Mr. M. Cohn, Mr. Pete Swee ney, Mr. Walter Leopold. This enter tainment should be patronized; the fseate are now on sale, auct parsons not having secured tbem already should do so at once; don't forget the date. Los Angeles Theater. Sunday, April 7th. Off For Japan. Mr. Benchley, proprietor of the Kan Koo, the large Japanese and Chinese es tablishment No. 14 S. Spring street, will leave for Japan on Wednesday, April 10th, to purchase the fall and winter stsck for the above house. He will be pleased to fill any special orders for em broideries, wrappers, gowns or pieces of porcelains, etc. His experience in the above line of business will guarantee good selections. Mr. Benchley intends to remain abroad about three months, and during that time he will make the choicest purchases possible for the Kan Koo. The ladies and gentlemen of Los Angeles should not miss this opportunity, but should give him their orders for any special articles that they wish to have purchased by him while he is in Japan. A Chance to Get a Good Dosg For Salk—A litter of six fine pups, now ten weeks old. Father a strong, well-bred English black retreiver and a splendid watch dog. The mother is a thoroughbred Irish brown retreiver. Both handsome young dogs. They can be seen on board the British bark Earl Dunraven, now lying in Sau Pedro bay. Apply on board to the stewart. Price of pups, $7.50 each. Routzahn & Gilkey The Merchant Tailors. No. 117 South Spring street, near Hollenbeck Hotel, are showing some elegant suitings in spring and summer goods. The firm have a first-class reputation in this city as merchant tailors. They have lately reduced their prices to suit the times, and if a man wants a good suit of clothes to look stylish and to fit well, it will be to his interest to call upou them. New Restaurant. The Hollenbeck Restaurant has been opened, at Koster's old stand, by W. G, | Graham and J. H. Wise, two old time restaurant men, who understand how to cater to the tastes of the people. They intend to set a first-class table, and their i prices will be reasonable. Removal. Drs. Kurtz, Wortbington & Thiele have removed to the old office, 265 North Main street, opposite Baker block. Excursion rates to the great land sale at Madera, Fresno county. Leave on Wednesday, April 10th. See Ben O. Rhoades, Auctioneer, 121 West Second street. Green turtle soup and turtle steaks at Santa Monica Pavilion, to-day. Another Boy Gone Wrong What a pity he did not stop at Spring and First, for then he would have been saved —several dollars on his last suit. Mills*), Bluett & Co. Disarming an Unseen Foe. We have a speedy and positive cure for catarrh, diphtheria, canker mouth, and head ache in Sbiloh's Catarrh Remedy. A nasal Injector free with each bottle. Use It If yon desire health and sweet breath. Price, SO cents. Sold by C. F Heinzeman. Water for External Use at the Natatorium. You should enjoy a swim at this popular resort. Try it. Bathing at Catalina Unequalled. Go at once. Ask For The "Sterling" cigar, 5 cents each. Hand made, Havana filler. Hunting at Catalina. New rifles, shotguns, and ammunition in abundance. Finest Coffee and Waffles At the Toast Foundry, 12 North Spring street Catalina. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. See time card. Gilt Edge Butter at Seymour & Johnson Co. 's. "Paint yonr buggy for $1," at P. H. Mathews. Hn-mony cures neuralgia. 143 E. First st. RacKAcbes RHEUMATISM NEURALGIA Prarnptfy. Zerfently. and Pem\anenfly. SOLD B yDB" GG, f N S DEAI .ER 9 . Co. Balto. Mo. ! Swift's Specifis haa cured me of a Malignant breaking out on my leg, which caused intolerable pain. It was called Ecsema hy the doctors—four of whom treated nio with no relief. I candidly eonfesa Hint I owe my present good health to 8. S. 8., which In my estimation is luvalaablo us a blood remedy. Jliss Julia KeWitt, 2227 X. lUtii St., SL Louis, Mo. Onr baby when two months old was attacked with Scrofula, which for a long time destroyed her cyeslirht entirely, and caused ns to despair of her life. The doctors failed to relieve her, r.nrt we gave Swift's Speciho, which soon cured her entirety, and she la now halo and hearty. &. V. Delk, WUl'a Point, Texas. C3f™Scnd for book Riving history of Mood Discuses and advice to si.fferers, mailed free. Tub Swift Specific Co. Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga. FOR MEN ONLY! A POSITIVE or LOST or FATLTNO MANHOOD: f* TWOI ■ lIC General and NERVOUS DEBIXITYI fJTTT? "aP Wea aneu of Body and Mind: Effects V* aj X.V XI of Errori or Exoeeeei in Old or Younr. S.ta.l, Kohl. UAMIOOD foil, 11e.1c.r.,1. ll.w Is 1.1.r.. u 'd 81m,U,.0»Hk,l MH HUIPI IitSSS Pi RTS „ f BOUT. 11....1.i1.1, u.ralllnit IIIHi: TEKaTBEST—Bm.IU In • da,. Br. l..ilf> fr.a.7 Slain, Trrrilorl... aod ».r.l.a I oonlrl.a. Yon ran »HI. Iln. Rook, full . iplaoatlon. Ml. proof. alalia* W.ak.) 1V... AWraae (Mi StdlCAt (0., Illf FAIQ, N. Y. Ja9 ecdawktr GRAND SPRING OPENING Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, II 1 HI 11 18, 19, 20. THE Largest Most Elegant Display EVER EXHIBITED IN THE CITY. ilso, good taste in our cheap goods, at the most reasonable price. MME. PELER, 22 w. rißsr sf.« Third Door from Spring Street, mls 12m LOS ANQELES. CAL. New Millinery House, 144 S. Spring St. "The Surprise," NEW GOODS, LATEST STYLES and FINEST WORKMANSHIP. ' The people "Wonder" why the SURPRISE baa become to "Famous." Because we sell cheaper 'han any other house in the United States. We buy direct from the Manufacturers and Importers. We Manufacture Flowers, Hats and Feathers, Hair Goods We constantly em p'oy a buyer in New York. Our Grand Open ing. April Ist, will eclipse anything ever seen in this city. For fac.s and proofs we quote tbe followlug prices: 20 doz. bunches ostrich Tips (3 feathers in bench), all colnra, per bunch, 25e i 20 doz. bunches Ostrich Tlp» (3 feathers In bunch), all colors, per bunch. 50c 20 dot. bunches Ostrich tips (3 feathers in bunch), extra quality, per bunch, $1. 10 doz. Milan Hats, each, 50c. 10 doz. Milan Hats, each, 75c. 10 doz. Trimmed Children's Hats, each, 25c. 20 dos. Bundown Children's Hats, eanh, 25c. 25 Bnnchea Flowers, 10c, 25c, and 50c. 300 Pieces Ribbon, all Silk, two and four In. wide, per yard, 25c. 500 yards 81Ut Velvet, per yard, 75c. Artistic trimmers employed to please tbe most fastidious. "THE SURPRISE," 114 8. Sprint St. A. J. RIETHMULLER, Prop., m 24 1m Founder of the "Famous." opening" —or— Spring and Summer Millinery -AT— M THE FAMOUS," 123 8. SprinK St., ON TUESDAY. APRIL 2d, end WEDNESDAY, APBIL 3d, and throuithout the week, quiet sales and small profits is our motto. New York pressing business in connection with "The Famous." Wholesale departments and country milliners will take notice. m2B lm Grand Spring Opening —AT— MME. D. COTTHELFS Millinery Establishment, MARCH 25th, 2Gth anil 27th. No. 25 SOUTH SPRING ST., LOS ANGELES. HATS Imported direct by the Madame's own selec tion. The ladles of this city and vicinity are respectfully invited to attend. m 24 lm OPTICIANS AND JEWELERS. The Only Reliable Optical Institute, 131-133 S. Spring St., L. A. Theater Bldg. TnE LOS ANGELES OPTICAL INSTITUTE, N. STRASSBURGER, SCIENTIFIC OPTICIAN. Testingof eyes free. Grinding of lenses toorder a specialty. No peddlers employed. I use my own name only. Absolute perfect fitting guar anteed where glasses are required. ml 4 12m No.'lB 8. SPRING Sl\, Opposite Nadeau Hotel Iff ARSHUT2E, The Optician, m 3 12m Manager. Old Gold and Silver Bought —AND— Jewelry Manufactured to Order OR REPAIRED, BY JULES WOLTER, 1% Commercial St. (Upstairs). Meerschaum Pipes and Cigar Holders neatly repaired and mounted. mIG lm iiircinjciaDi Pioneer wFite Lead IN KEGS, TO 6£ CENTS PER LB. HOWARD, LOTHIAN & CO., 26 NORTH MAIN ST. m2ltf Shorthand v-t. rv. < ls\ v Telegraphy Day and Evening Sessions. Best Methods Skillful Teachers. Lowest Rates Situations Free. LONGLKY <!i WAGNEK. Room 1, No. 21 W. First Street ' —THE- Los Angeles fooleo Mills Are now running and prepared to fnrnlah WOOLEN BATS for comforters and top mat tresses. Also to wash and finish in first-claps style all kinds of blankets. Mills on l'ear:|street. nest Fifth afreet m 29 2m j,Jfi&ZtuT. M.meum ■ f~^j»MS>as»»<aajaß|aaa»jea^ in iii iiw lyiiiiiii i 1 iigwawtatPagi^^ REDONDO BEACH. We respectfully invite the attention of the public to the following facts relative to this property : It is the nearest port to Los Angeles, where freight and passenger vessels of largest size can transfer direct to rail way cars. It will be connected with Los Angeles and the general system by TWO LINES OF RAILWAY. A first-class train service will be provided, and COJSTVJIIISriEISrT TRAINS Will be run during the daytime, thus making REDONDO the SEASIDE SUBURB OF LOS ANGELES. It will also have the finest Hotel Between Coronado and Monterey, to be erected immediately ■„ has the finest beach for bathing and the best fishing on the Coast; is abundantly supplied with PUEE, SOFT WATER, And has the richest soil of any seaside resort in the country. It will have elegant and commodious buildings for the permanent use of the CHATAUQUA ASSEMBLY, And has a greater variety of attractions for the tourist and health-seeker than can elsewhere be found on the shores of the Pacific. This property has been subdivided into lots, suitably arranged both for homes and business purposes, and the Com pany propose to spare no expense in making Redondo the Most Popolar Resort in Califoniia. For particulars as to property and terms of sale, inquire ol REDONDO BEACH COMPANY, Court and Main Btreets, Los Angeles, Cal. INGLE WOOD The Centinela-Inglewood Land Company offer for sale choice residence lots in one of the most beautiful orange groves in California. Is located midway between Los Angeles and the sea and has a perfect climate, the result of protection from high winds and sudden changes in tempera ture. The town is provided with a magnificent water system.' derived from Flowing Artesian Wells. One of the railway lines of the Santa Fe system runs through this place, and affords easy access to Los Angeles or the seaside. Eucalyptus Avenue The Company also have for sale land adjacent to the town, in tracts of from One Acre to One Section. The soil is a rich, sandy loam, and for the growth of the orange, lemon, and all the deciduous fruits, as well as for vegetables, flowers, or nursery stock CANNOT BE EXCELLED IN THE STATE. Considering the uniformity in the character of the soil, its great productiveness, and the comparatively trifling cost of cultivation, these lands are offered at a bargain. Terms of Sale—One-fourth cash; balance in one," two and three years at a low rate of interest. ADDRESS— Centinela-Inglewood Land Company, .COURT AND MAIN STREETS. : LOS ANGELES, CAL.