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Major Furrey Removed From
the Police Commission.
A Busy Day With the City Legisla
ture — The Temple Street
Franchise Granted.
The City Council met yesterday morn
ing, President Frankenfield in the chair,
and Messrs. Wirsching, Brown, Van
Dnsen, Hamilton, Stiafer, Bonsall,
McLain and Summerland, present.
Mayor Hazard sent in the following
I present this day on bebtlf of the Hoard of
Police Commissioners an application to your
honorable body for au allowance for secret
service. There should be no delay in granting
this request, as the Police Department has ac
complished much good in the short time it his
had ibis branch of the public service, but It
baa been aerlously embarrassed in Its opera
tions by the want of a few dollars, owing to
the emission by your honorable body to make
tnv appropriation;* hatever therefor. The sum
of $40,000t0 $50,000 is paid annually by the
Chinese alone to obtaiu immunity for their
gambling games. This fund is largely aug
mented from ether like sources until it reaches
immense propoitlons, its corrupting influence
la powerful iv the extreme and accounta
in a large measure for the great
amount of solicitude manifested in ceitain
quarters regarding tho selection of the police
force. The fact that these games havn been sl
lowed to iun ia the smallest of the evils attend
ant thereon. The corrupting influeuco of
money impedes the adminis.ration and cor
rupts it at tbe fountain head; it has honey
combed the police force with rot.enness and Its
sinister motives arc manifest in high as well as
low places For the first time in tne history of
this city its in fiueuce on the force is stopped.
To throttle the monster, boodle, effectually, U a
work of herculean proportions, but with your
hearty co-ot>eratioD the monster can be
strangled. l~he unlimited use of money as a
corruption fuud has brought more contempt on
the administration of justice in onr city than
all other criminal elements combined. Let us
see what can be dove when the attempt is made
to eliminate boodle from the administration of
justice iv our city. Chief of Police Burns, one
week ago Sarurday, issued an order to stop
gambling in the city at 6 o'clock p. m.. and
something remarkable in the history of the
city, since that time, the faro games that have
been running for years have entirely sus
pended, and the Chinese gamblers who disre
garded the order nave been raided six times,
and as a resn it, In one week the sum of $840
has found its way Into tbe city treasury in flues
and forfeitures for gambling alone. Let tbe
good work go on, and give the Chief the small
amount of money he asks. Nothing has been
given him as yet, and withont any money
whatever he cannot continue the work effectu
ally. This must be apparent to all—to one dol
lar expended in this way twenty dollars will
find its way into the city treasury. Let the
Chief make effectual the war he has inaugur
ated against the criminal element in our city.
Keferred to tee Finance Committee.
The Ci.y Auditor repotted as to the
condition of the various city funds on
Saturday evening. Referred to the Fi
nance Committee.
The matter of confirming the apnoir t -
merjt by the Mayor of R. W. Burnham
as sealer of Weights and Measures, came
Mr. Shafer moved that that the ap
pointment be confirmed. Major Bonsall
moved to ameud, that the matter be laid
over until the ordinance was passed.
Lost by a vote of 0 to S.
The confirmation was rejected by a
vote of 6 to 3, Messrs. Bonsall, Summer
land and Wirsbing voting in favor.
Mr. Shafer moved that the Mayor be
requested not to hand in an appointment
for this office until the first of 1890, but
after* ards withdrew the met ion as the
charter lays down the law.
The Street Superintendent asked for a
clerk for indexing the books in his office.
Referred to the finance Committee.
The Street Superintendent asked per
mission to construct sidewalks on Spring
street. ' He was, on motion of Major Bon
sall, requested to defer action.
The City Engineer presented an ordi
nance changing the grade of Lake Shoie
avenue, which was adopted. He also
presented an ordinance changing the
grade of Temple street, which was also
adopted. He presented a map of Pros
pect Park, which was declared official.
The report of the Board of Public
Works, as published in the Herald on
Saturday last, was read and adopted.
A resolution for the paving of Fort
street between Sixth and Seventh streets
was referred to tbe City Attorney.
On motion of Mr. McLain, the Street
Superintendent was instructed to grade
Hand street.
The Land Committee recommended
that if a sufficient offer for land in East
Los Angeles be made, the City Attorney
be instructed to draw the proper ordi
nance. Adopted.
Mr. Hamilton moved that the Council
go into the election of officers made ne
cessary by the approval of the salary
ordinance by the Mayor, but, on request
of Mr. Wirsching, the matter was post
poned until the afternoon.
The Finance Committee recommended
that the demand of the Police Commis
sioners for $400 be rejected. Adopted.
The committee called attention to the
almost depleted condition of the city
funds, as follows:
Your committee beg leave ti call the atten
tion of your honorable body to the almost de
pleted condition of the funds that are available
(or carrying on tne city government for the
next four months, and earnestly request all
portions of the city government to practice the
■trictest economy, trusting thereby to avoid the
necessity of haviug the paper of the city pro
tested; and to this end we recommend that the
Street Superintendent be at once directed to
reduce the number of employees in his office
ao that tne weekly pay-rcll shall not exceed the
■am of ItiOO. We ur»e this, not because we do
not know that the men arc being profitably
-worked for the city's good, but because we are
oppoted to spending monty which we will be
railed upon to take out of the next year's levy,
thereby crippling the resources of that year,
which will be nec ssnrily smaller, owiug tothe
dollar limit We recommend that the City
Bt gineer be directed to rnu his office on as
small a force as he possibly can. putting off all
matters not pressing till the earning fall.
Received and filed.
The Finance Committee recommended
that the Treasurer, Auditor and Tax
Collector tie allowed one deputy each at
$83each per month. Adopted.
The Zirja Commit'ee recommended
that the Zauja Madre be built down Sec
ond street in accordance with plans in
the Engineer's office. Adopted.
The Sewer Committee recommended
that the protect against a sewer on Rosas
street be denied. Adopted.
The Gas Committee recommended
that surveying lights be erected at the
intersections of Second and San Pedro
streets, Georgia and Second streets,
Wolfskill and Fifth streets, Rose and
Davis streets, and on the Aliso-srrett
bridge. Postponed.
City Clerk Teed read the following
resolutions, which bad been handed to
WußßEis, Section 9, Article 11, of the Char
ter of the city of Los Angeles, provides that all
•nooioted officers kball hold office until re
znoVal by the appoinUng power, which shall
have the power ot removing in all cases; and
Whckkah W C. Furrey has heretefore been
appointed by this Council to the office of a
member of the Board of Police Commissioners
of the city of Los Angeles: and
Wukrkas said W. C. Furrey has, since said
appointment, duly qualified and acted as a
member of the Board of Police Commissione.s,
and as such member has suojeoted himself to
criticism by reason of the manner in which he
ksa conducted himself In the transaction of the
smsin—s of said Board: and
Whukas, Toe citlzeua and ts xp»7ers look to
the Council to give them relief from the pre,
eat unsatisfactory condition of affairs In the
■aid Board of Police Commissioners, and
WavaaaAs. In the Judgment of this Council a
change of membership In this Board of Police
Commissioners would bring about the desired
rel'ef, now, therefore, be it
jSmoirrtf. That W. C. Furrey, a member of the
Board of Po ice Commissioner*, an officer o< this
city who holds his oflloe by appointment from
thla Counell. and is, therefore, subject to re
moval at the pleasure of aald Council, is hereby
removed from the office of Police Commis -
stoner of the City of Los Angeles, the said re
moval to take effect immediately. J. Frauken
field. A. C. Sbafer. A. N. Hamilton, James T
Brown, Theo. Summerland, H. V. Van Dusen,
Geo. P. McLaln.
The reading of the above created quite
a sensation among those in the lobby, for
while it had been known for some time
that such a move had been on foot, no
one was aware of the fact that an agree
ment had been reached.
Mr. Wirsching moved that the commun
cation be laid on the table. Lost.
Mr. Shafer moved that the resolution
>c adopted.
Mr. Wireching said that Major Furrey
lught to be given a hearing. Ho had
lot heard of this matter before and he
hought it would be unfair to Major
Surrey to do this without giving him a
ibanca to defend himself.
Major Bonsall said that he had heard
10 charges made against Major Furrey
hat amounted to anything and, before
aking such action as was proposed,
ilajor Furrey should be given a hearing.
He protested against any aition of that
cind, and he did not think the Council
lad the power to remove Major Furrey
without a hearing. He asked the opiu
on of the City Attorney on the matter.
City Attorney McFarland said that,
inder the new Charter, the Council cer
;ainly had the power to remove Major
Furtey if it wanted to do it.
Mr. Shaier read the provision of the
Charter, Section 9, which says: "All
appointed officers shall hold until re
moved by the appointing power, which
shall have the power of removing in all
cases, provided that when confirmation
is required the assent of the conlirming
body shall be requisite for removal."
Major Bonsall said that the Police De
partment had been the scandal of the
town for years and this Police Commis
sion had been trying to do its duty. The
gambling houses had been closed, and it
seemed to him that the "whole fact of
the bnsiness is that it is simply a tight
against the Mayor, who is trying to put
do*n gambling." He moved that action
be postponed until Thursday morning at
10 o'clock.
Mr. Wirsching seconded the motion,
which was lost.
Mr. Wirsching moved to amend Mr.
Shafer's motion, to the effect that all the
Police Commissioners be lired.
President Frankenfield declared the
motion out of order.
Major Bonsall protested against the
adoption of the resolution, as it was en
tirely out of order. He said he had not
been down town for several days and
had not heard of the matter. "The
idea of trying to dismiss a man who is
trying to do his duty."
The resolution was adopted by tbe fol
lowing vote: Ayes—Brown, Hamilton,
McLain, Shafer, Summerland, Van
Dusen and President Frankenlieid; noes
—Bonsall and Wirsching.
The Council then took a recess until $
Afternoon Session.
The Committee on Water Supply re
ported in relation to the petition for
water on Piimrose avenue, that the
water company could not supply the ter
ritory named unless it could obtain a
reservoir site at a greater elevation than
its present reservoir. Received and
placed on file.
The Committee on Free Labor Ex
change recommended that $200 per
montn be appropriated for expenses, and
that B. Fehueman be appointed as man
Mr. Fehneman said that he had
started the exchange about three months
ago, and, during the time it had been
running, he had furnished about 1,000
people with places, thus saving them
about $2,000. If the $200 per month
should be appropriated, it would barely
pay expenses of rent, advertising and
Mr. Hamilton said that he was in favor
of appropriating bo small a sum if it
would save the laboring men money
which they would otherwise pay out.
Mr. Shafer did not see how the estab
lishment of this institution would help
the laboring men. It would not create
work for them, and he would oppose the
adoption of the recommendation.
Major Bonsall suggested that it would
be proper to pass an ordinance to create
the oiher of Manager, and he moved that
it be referred to the City Attorney with
instructions to draft an ordinance. Car
ried by a vote of 7to 2, Messrs. Shafer
and Frankenfield voting against.
The franchise of the Temple-street
Railroad Company came up for amend
ment, to provide that there shall be only
one track between New High and Main
Mr. Shafer suggested that an amend
ment be made so that school children
wilh.be able to ride for half fare.
A representative of the company said
that this would be unjust to the com
pany, which had obtained it j original
lranchise without this provision.
The franchise was granted by a unani
mous vote.
An invitation was received from the
Flower Festival Society to occupy seats
at the opening exercises to-night. Ac
cepted and thanks returned.
Mr. J. M. Davies presented a bond for
the faithful performance of the terms of
a franchise. Approved.
The franchise granting Mr. J. M.
Davies the right to run a street railroad
to a point 350 feet south of Fifth Street
on Wolf-kill avenue was read.
The question as to whether the streets
over which the line is to be run had been
deeded to the city came up, and Mr.
Davies said that there had been other
franchises granted over streets which
had not been deeded to the city, so this
need not stand in the way.
Mr. Shafer said that if the city had not
any right to the streets it could not give
my rights away, and it would do no
harm to grant the trancmse.
Mr. Gibson spoke of the objections of
the Vernon Street Railroad to the ex
tension of the Depot Railroad Company
south of Fifth street. He asked that the
matter be laid over until the courts had
decided the difference between the two
Mr. Hamilton said that he did not be
lieve that a franchise should be granted
as long as the matter is in court.
Mr. Bonsall moved that the matter be
referred to a special committee of three.
Carried, and Messrs. Bonsall, Brown aud
Wirsching were appointed.
An ordinance fixing water rates for
zanja services was presented as follows:
One head, per day, $2 50; per half day,
f1.50; per night, $1.50; per hour, 50c.
The ordinance was adopted.
An ordinance establishing the grade of
Carroll avenue was read and adopted.
An ordinance preventing drivers of
street cars from leaving horses while in
motion was read and adopted.
An ordinance preventing the purchas
ing of second-band goods from minors
without the consent of their parents was
r<sad and adopted.
Mr. Van Dusen moved that tbo Street
Sprinkling Superintendent move the
sprinkling hydrant on the corner of
Downey avenue and Hellman street to
another location. Carried.
The Fire Commissioners asked that
the lot in East Los Angeles be fenced in
for a corporation yard. Ordered that
tbe yard ho fenced in by the Street
The Land Committee recommended
that all ptrties living on city land pity
rent, and that they be notified to stop
selling from the land.
The request of the Library Directors
that the Building Committee take action
in furnishing the new rooms at the new
City hall was referred to the Building
The report of the Committee on Street
Names was set for 2 o'clock next Mon-
Mr. Hamilton moved that the Council
proceed to the election of the Captain of
the cbaingang.janitor, Bexton and pound
keeper. Carried. It was explained that
this was necessary because tbe ordinance
had not been Bigned until after the
former election.
Mr. Hamilton nominated Geo. N.
Lock wood for Captain of the chaingang.
No opposition and ha was declared
Mr. McLain nominated Isaac Smith
for City Sexton and he was elected.
Mr. Mcl.ain nominated C. Vivi for
janitor and he was elected. Mr. Van
Duzen nominated J. P. O'Farrell for
pound-keeper and he was declared el
Mr. Hamilton moved that the Council
proceed to the election of a Police Com
missioner to fill the vacancy made by the
removal of Major Furrey. Carried. Mr.
Van Duzeu placed the name of D. Gil
bert Dexter in nomination and he was
elected by a vote of Bto 1. Ms jar Bon
sall alone voting No.
Major Bonsall said that the charter es
pecially provided that the appointments
should be confirmed by open ballot or
roll call, and that the vote should be
spread on the minutes. This had not
been done in the case of the AVater Over
seer end the Library Directors, and to
avoid dispute this should be done.
Major Bonsall moved that the officers
named be confirmed, which was done by
roll call.
Major Bonsall asked if anything had
been done in regard to the elevator for
the the new City Hall.
Mr. Brown said that the committee was
waiting to tind out about the water for
the power. The elevator should be built,
but the committee desired to include in
its report the source of the water for
power purposes. He called attention to
the necessity of making immediate ar
rangements for the furnishing of the Li
orary rooms, which will be ready for the
Library in about four weeks.
Mr. Wirsching suggested that it might
be well to consider the matter of trans
ferring the entire upper portion of the
old City Hall to the Library, but Mr.'
I rankenfeid said that the rooms had al
ready been set apart for the Library in
the new City Hall.
Mr. Brown moved that the City En
gineer draw a map of Second street, show
ing the obstructions which will have to
be removed in opening the street
The Council then adjourned.
A Broker Draws 830,000 from tbe
Louisiana Stiste Lottery .
Many of the prizes won at the last drawing of
the Louisiana State Lottery were secured by
ticket-holders in San Francisco. This paper
ou Wednesday gave thj names of two persons
who got $10,000 each. Another gentleman,
E. Frasch, partner in the firm of Kuni, Koemer
di Co., brokers, on Plue street, won $30,000,
out -lentil of the capital prize.
Mr. Koemer has been in ousiness for a num
ber of years, and accepted the $30,000 with a
great deal of philosophy.
"What will you do with the money, Mr.
F. itsch?"
"Oh, I don't know," he said. "I'll invest it,
I suppose. I did not need it, you know, but
can find some good use for it "
"How many tickets did you buy?"
"I got a couple of coupons tor $2 and they
provrd worth just $30,000. I have been buy
ing tickets for some time. I consider it just as
safe an Investment as stocks—safer maybe. No
big ticket holder can depreciate tbe value of
the one you hold, the way a stock-holder can
run down the price of mining shares A dol
lar or two a month isn't felt very much and
one will hit tbe winning ticket some time.
That's how I look at it. I snow all about stocks
and sharea and am of the opinion that this
small Investment of mine is safer and surer
than any I could make in mines."
since Mr. Fritsch's good fortune has been
made known, he has been the object of much
attention from acquaintances and strangers.
Many people bring him money and ask him to
buy tickets for them. He has a very charming
family aud a beautiful homein Alameda,—|Sau
Fraucisco, (Cal) Chronicle, March 1.
Cigars, Leaf Tobacco, California
Wines and Brandies.
To the trade: About ;the 15th of April we
will discontinue our retail bualness in cigars
and tobacco, at 283 N. Main street, and will
remove to No. 213 N. Los Angeles street,
where we will do a jobbing business exclusive-
ly in Key West and Domestic clgara, leaf to
bacco, California wines aud brandies. We are
sole agents for cigars from the celebrated fac
tory of Llebes Bros. A Co., and are prepared to
sell their goods at unusually low prices.
To cigar manufacturers: We invite your In
spection of a full supply of cigarmakers' uten
sila, such aa molds, boxes, labels, etc. Re
spectfully, W. Llebes & Co.
P. 8 —The remnant of our retail itock of cig
ars and tobacco la offered at low figures.
Official Notice.
store at N. W. corner Spring and First, and a
verdict given that it Is a beauty. The same
judge says the clothing there Is of the best, and
thepriceß moderate. You are summoned to
appear ou Tuesday and Wednesday, this week,
and inapect the building and coutents.
Signed, Mullen, Bllktt <i Co.
Take Your Wife
or best girl to the Natatorium this eveulrg it is
laai.s'and geutlemeu s night. Exhibition at
7:45 Spectators free. No gent admitted with
out a lady. Suits to rent.
SUE the fine $40 watch sold by Holllnes
worth in clubs at $1 per week in installments
30 south spring street.
The Cheapest and Best.
For tbe cheapest and best fitting suits go to
< Jordan Bros.', 22 8. Spring tt.
Notary Public and Commissioner.
134 West Secondstreet. Hollenbeo* Block.
Theo. Rapp, Wood Engraver.
No. 10 Court street, room 9. Satisfaction
guaranteed. Reasonable prices. *""'"-" on
Ask for
The '•Sterling" cigar, 5 cents each. Hand
made, Havana filler.
i„?,° t0 Bp f nce '' Kewaarant to day aud see the
ladles and gentlemen who tnke their meals
there, and you will do the same. t(i s. Spring
5 7 JACOBS Qll
For Lumbago.
IS Tears. Qann, Oklo, jnne ss, tut.
Spring of 'T« was taken with lumbago; was
bed rldd.n and fir.n up by phyelclan; tt was
sans by St. Jacobs OU; car* hae remained poo>
nanest. MES. I. roWSLSOH.
Ko Sleep. Haw Baden, hm, Jane 11, lttl.
Caught cold lait Spring; resulted la back ache;
aware pain, a* sleep. Half a bottle St. Jacobs
OU cared me permanently D AMIEL WU.DHEB.
Used Crutches. Dexter, Texas, Jane It, 'li.
Wei taken la Mar. "ST. with lumbago, la bet
* weeks; used crutches; wis cured by St. Jacobs
THE CHARLES A. VO6ELER CO., Bmltlsiors, HA. 1
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
IHAHCH IS, 10, 20.
Largest Most Elegant Display
Also, good tasto in our cheao goods, at
the most reasonable price.
28 W. FIRST ST.,
Third Door from Spring Street,
144 S. Spring- St., bet. Second and Third.
> For facta and proofs we quote the following
20 doz. bunches Ostrich Tips (3 feathers in
bunch), all colors, per bunch, 25c.
1 20 doz. bunches Ostrich Tips (3 feathers in
hunch), all colors, per bunch. 50c.
; 10 doz. Milan Hats, each, 50c.
10 doz. Milan Hats, each, 75c.
10 doz. Trimmed Children's Hats, each, 25c.
1 20 doz. Sundown children's Hats, each, 25c.
25 Bunches Flowers, 10c, 25c, and 50c.
'. m 24 1m A. J. RIETIIMLTLLER, Prop.
■ Spring and Summer Millinery
. 123 S. Spring- St.,
. APRIL 3d. and throughout the week. Quick
' sales and small profits is our motto. New
5 York pressing business iv connection with
"The Famous."
' Wholesale departments and country milliners
will take notioe. m2S lm
; Grand Spring Opening
t *
Millinery Establishment,
MARCH 25th, 26th and 27th.
1 Imported direct by the Madame's own selec
tion. The ladies of this city and vicinity are
■ respectfully invited to attend. m' 24 lm
i Farmers, Attention!
' Horse Rates, flora Mes.
We have on hand a few of the best One and
' Two-Horse Rakea ever brought to this market,
' which we are
J Closing Out at $15 and $18 each.
Call and see them.
! Brown & Foster Hardware Co..
, 36 SOUTH SPRING ST. S3 lm diw
O. B. CbT,~~
! 'Successors to McLain A Lehman. >
Pioneer Truck and Transfer Co.
No. S Market St., Lob Angeles, Cal.
Safe and Piano Moving. All kinds of Truck Work
Tki.kphonk 137 a 1 tf
A 76 South Main street,
Under Dr. Royer'a direc
tion has become a popular
SGS&tf V institution. Ladies' depart
-1 jj|gP s sM\ In meut open from Ba.m. to
jo, Jmj open night and day and no
■Js. ■ MB charges for gentlemen bath-
ers remaining over night.
C, S. Traphaaren, B. M'gr.
Shorthand x i - rv.
Room 1, No. 21 W, First Street
Los Angeles fooleo Mills
Are cow running and prepared to furnish
WOC*EN BATS for comfortera and top mat
tressea. Alao to wash and finish In first-class
style all klnda of blankets.
Mills on Pearl atreet, near Fifth street
m 29 2m
To close out my stock I make a reduction on <
each Stove and Oven of
F. E. BROWN, '
» 2tf Ko. 44 South Spring atreet
Druggist and Chemist,
rto. iaa H. main at., i.o. Angeles, cm.
Prescriptions carefully oompoanded day or {
night. m 21tt
j k . . . .
lldondo 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
A first-class train service will be provided, and
Will be run during the daytime, thus making REDONDO the
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
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
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 Popular Resort in California.
For particulars as to property and terms of sale, inquire of
Court aud Main Streets, Los Angeles, Cal.
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
J 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
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. « x,
Terms of Sale—One-fourth cash; balance in one J two
and three years at a low rate of interest. '
Centinela-Inglewood land Company,

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