A ROW AHEAD.
Major Furrey Proposes to
Make a Fight.
A DOUBLE POLICE COMMISSION
legal Grounds for the Contest.
Anarchy in Police Matters.
A Mixed Mnddle.
There is one member of the police
force who, by reason of bis age and dig
nity and the extraordinary length of his
mosßtachefl, has been deputed from
time immemorial to stand outside the
Mayor's office during the meeting of tbe
Police Commissioners and keep out all
those who have no business within.
Three or four Mayors have been elected
and served their time, a number of dif
ferent Boardß have been raised up and
cast down, and a large assortment of
Chiefs of Police have been manufactured
and discarded, but Officer Lennox and
his great white moustaches still remain
firm and unchanged, outside the office of
Tbe prospect is that, this afternoon, in
the neighborhood of 2 o'clock, the judg
ment of this Cerberus in whiskers will
have to be exercised in a new and un
usual fashion. He will be called upon
to decide who are the proper individuals
to be admitted to ihe meeting of
the Police Commission as Police
Commissioners. The door will open
readily enough to Mayor Hazard, albeit
there are those who maintain that he is
only s de facto official. Captain Knox
and Hervey Lindley will go all right,
although they may, perhsjje, not be eas
ily recognized by the —Beer, they not
having been very regular in attendance
of late. Mr. Bilderrain will come up
and smile pleasantly, and the door will
open before him. But when it comes to
the occupant of the fifth seat in the
Commission, this will be the ticklish
question for the officer to decide, for
both Major Furrey and D. Gilbert Dexter
will present themselves and ask recogni
It is probable that the doorkeeper will
display his usual shrewd diplomacy by
admitting both the claimants and allow
ing the powers inside to settle the dis
pute the best way they can. The prospect
is that there will be a very pretty row, and
it is not impossible that an extra officer
situated on the inside of the door would
come quite as handy as the one on the
On thinking the matter over coolly,
snd talking it over with his friends,
Major Furrey has come to the conclus
ion that he is entitled, as a responsible
citizen and an honorable man, to very
different treatment from the Council
from that which he has received. He
does not question the legal right of that
body to dispense with his services, but
to throw him out without any warning or
investigation of his career as an officer,
he considers that they certainly have not
the moral right, and he proposes to
ascertain whether they have tbe legal
right to proceed in any such fashion. In
all these beliefs and intentions, Major
Furrey is said to be aided and abetted by
his Honor the Mayor.
The section of the new city Charter
under which the removal was made is
9 of Article 11, which reads as follows:
"All appointed officers shall hold office until
removal br the appointing power, which shall
have the power of removing in all cases, pro
vided, that when confirmation is required the
assentof the confirming body shall be required
As the Police Commissioners are ap
pointed by the Council, it follows that
they may be removed thereby. There are
several other sections which set forth
the manner of taking the vote, which
will not be quoted, as they were all com
plied with in the case of Major Furrey.
The point on which the fight will prob
ably be made is found in Section 41 of
Article 4, which reads as follows:
«*lt shall be his (the Mayor's) further
duty to be vigilant aßd active in the en
forcement of the ordinances of the city;
to exercise a constant supervision over
the acts and conduct of all its officers
and employees; to receive and examine
all complaints made against them for
violation or neglect of duly, and certify the
tame to the Council or proper Board."
It happens that there was a provision
very similar to the above in the old
1 barter, and on the occasion of the
peremptory removal of an officer without
the statement of any cause, the case was
tried in court. A decision was rendered
by the Superior Court of the county and
subsequently sustained by the Supreme
Court that such action was illegal. It is
a generally accepted maxim of equity,
whether it be of law or not, that deliber
ative bodies may not take action of this
sort without cause, unless the privilege
of peremptory removals be granted by
tbe instrument under which they are
On these grounds Major Furrey will
control the right of the Conncil to re
move him without investigation of his
conduct as an officer of the municipality.
If the Council chooses to go on then
and remove him, whether or not the in
vestigation proves that such conduct
would be justifiable, it may do so; but
his character and standing will be in this
When Mayor Hazard calls the Police
Commission to order this afternoon and
counts noses.he will find that he has a full
Board snd one to carry. Both Mr. Fur
rey and Mr. Dexter will claim their
right to be heard in the deliberations,
and to cast a vote in tbe decisions of
whatever matters may come up. As for
tits Mayor he has given a pretty plain
intimation of what he will do fn such a
situation as that. He will recognize Ma
jor Furrey, and ask Mr. Dexter to call
in some other time when they are not so
busy. Thsn Mr. Lindley will appeal
from the decif ion of the chair, and ask
that Mr. Dexter's vote be counted. The
chair will persist, and then the row will
begin in good earnest. Mr. Lindley
will probably call Captain Knox and
Mr. Dexter to order, and start in on a
meeting of the Police Commission on
his own hook. It is not unlikely that
these three will go eff somewhere and
hold s meeting at the same time that the
old coalition is transacting business at
the former stand. The Chief of Police
will be palled in two like a wishbone,
and there may not be enough of him eft
in either place to prove a decent alibi
in the other. Altogether the
situation begins to grow exciting. On
top of an alleged de facto city govern
ment there is now piled a de facto Police
Commission or two, who will appoint,
perhaps, a variety of chiefs of Polica.
from whom the citizens may take their
choice, snd a fine assortment of officers,
with whom it will be every man for him
self and boodle for everybody.
This is the state of the case as it was
/mapped out yesterday by those who un
derstood it best. Tbe Oouncilmen ap
pear to be unanimous in the belief that
THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: tTEDNESDAI MORJNING, APRIL 17, 1869.
they have done a good thing, and pooh
pooh the idea that Dexter can be kept
off the Board. The opioion is generally
expressed that there is no wish for the
removal of Chief Burns, _ow that he has
been appointed and shown such a desire
to do good work. If either Major Furrey
or Mr. Dexter backs down, the little
contretemps described above will not
come off, but if they both hold firm, the
result will be the chaos just as pre
A SEW FIRM.
Tlulleu, Uluett dr. Co.'s Store es
First Street Opened.
Yesterday afternoon the magnificent
store of Messrs. Mullen, Bluett & Com
pany was thrown open to the public. It
is situated on the northwest corner of
Spring and First streets, in the premises
formerly occupied by Messrs. Bluett St
Sullivan. Mr. Mullen, who, since
1856, has successfully run a
large wholesale clothing establishment
in Chicago, came to Los Angeles about a
year ago in search of health, and liked
the surroundings so much that he de
cided to establish himself in business
here. When the dissolution of partner
ship between Messrs. Bluett & Sul
livan took place he saw his
chance, and with his son as a junior
partner, bought into the house. Bring
ing his vast experience into play, he has
started out the new firm in a manner
that augurs success. The establish
ment is fitted up most elaborately, hav
ing been decorated by the well-known
arti9ts, Messrs. Swartz and Whomes.
Large windows have been cut into what
was hitherto a blind wall on First street,
and the store is splendidly
lighted and ventilated. The sales
rooms comprise an aggregate of more than
6 ,000 square feet of surface and contain
aoout $80,000 worth of goods. The prin
cipal department is on the ground floor,
on which is fitted eighteen large tables,
covered to the depth of two feet with fine
clothing of the latest styles and
patterns. The basement is also fitted
up as a saleroom, and is lighted
by sixteen jets of incandescent
lights equal in capacity to two arc elec
tric lights. A full line of clothing and
gentlemen's outfitting is carried, and the
articles are not only good, but are cheap,
' and bargains can be obtained that
can rival anything on the Pa
cific Coast. The show windows and
main salesrooms are dressed in
good style, handsome floral decorations
adding a big effect to the artistic work of
the window-dressers. The north window
contains an elegant line of the very latest
1 designs in gentlemen's furnishings, and
the south window is devoted to suits of
the best style and pattern. A large
number of persons inspected the prem
ises yesterday, and, judging by their
comments of satisfaction, the success of
the new house is assured.
Cottage Suffrage fleeting.
The exercises of the Cottage Saffrsge
meeting held yesterday were varied and
interesting. The society, or association
as it will henceforth regard itself, starts
on a new year with the same faithful
leader, and, with but few exceptions, the
same familiar, steadfast countenances.
Instead of the usual annual oration, there
km a short written address by the Presi
lent. Though shoit, it was suggestive
md calculated to hearten and incite a
itill more earnest endeavor those pri
vileged to listen to her words. An
trticle estitled "Woman's Sphere" was
read. It was written in reply to an
article in the Tribune by Mrs. Holmes.
The sentiments expressed therein gave
Mrs. Dr. Urmy read a pretty sketch of
;hat remarkable colored woman, So
ourner Truth. It appears that she was
lot afraid to speak her mind, no matter
what the occasion or who the audience:
'Den dey talk 'bout dis ting in de head
—what dis dey call it?" "Intellect,"
whispered some one. "Dats it honey.
What's dat got to do with woman's
rights, or nigea's rights? If my cup
won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a
-jtiart, wouldn't yo' be mean not to let
me have my little half measure full?"
This bit of logic came in reply
to the argument of a minister
who claimed superior rights and privi
leges for man on the ground of superior
intellect. There was a good deal of dis
cussion relating to Major Furrey,—his
character and work is Police Commis
sioner. One member said she had care
fully read all the doings of the Council
to learn, if poßsible,why he was removed.
Though others had likewise given the
matter attention, no discovery as to whys
and wherefores were forthcoming. It
was the opinion of all present that he had
proved an exceptionally wise and thor
The Board of Managers of the Indus
trial Exhibition met yesterday morning
at tbe rooms of the Chamber of Com
merce. This organization has now in
corporated, and is preparing to open its
lists for subscription to the stock as soon
as possible. The time was spent at the
meeting yesterday morning in listening
to the report of tbe Committee on By
laws and iv discussing the pro
visions under which it was pro
posed to conduct the organization.
The work as far as completed was re
ferred to an attorney for further revision,
and the Board decided to meet again to
morrow to go on with the work.
Nothing has been published about the
project of the Industrial Exposition for
some time, but it must not be supposed
that the interest of those who are push
ing the scheme has flagged in any way.
The work of incorporation has consumed
a good deal of time, bnt when it is en
tirely finished the Board will come be
fore the public with a definite statement
of its plans.
The Chief of Police continues to work
at the organization of his force notwith
standing that he is very uncertain about
whether his own head will remain very
long on his shoulders, and quite in the
dark as to how his force will ultimately
be made up. One man resigned yestar
day, Bert Smith, the brother of
the Constable Fred Smith. This
will make room for some good
special to slip in. Definite and final
appointments were made yesterday
as follows: Sergeants—First, J. R.
Fletcher; second, E. E. Cox; third, D.
F. Finucane; sergeant of mounted
men, V. L. Sanchez. 'Patrol wagon con
ductor, Wm. Bowan; drivers, Louis
Mendibles and John M. Pond. Jailors,
M. D. Hare and J. N. Mason. Secre
tary, F. D. Curran. Clerks, J. Schieck,
D. Uilman and R. Dominguez. These
appointments will hold for a day or two
any way, and, if the fates are propitious,
for a week or more.
Dyspepsia ana Liver Complaint,
It it not worth the small price of 75 cents to
free yourself of every symptom of these dls
treasing complaints, if you think so call at our
store and get a bottle of Shlloh'a Vltsllser.
Every bottle has 1 printed guarantee on It, use
aeeordlngly, and If it does you no good it will I
cost you nothing. Sold by C. F. Helmeman. *
THE MEXICAN SOLDIERS.
rbey are to be Quartered at Ense
The detachment of Mexican soldiers
who arrived in this city late on Monday
night from Mexico, left on the morning
train, yesterday, for San Diego, from
which place they will be taken by
eteamer to Kaseuada. The party con
sists of 80 rank and file, 4 officers,
and 40 women, the wives of the soldiers.
The soldiers are members of the corps
d'elite of the City of Mexico and
are a fine-looking set of men. Ad
jutant-General Volkmer, U. 8. A.,
was present at the dejot in his
full regimentals to receive tbe officers
according to international courtesy, and
an adjournment was taken to Landlord
Reinhardt's cosy hotel, where a pleasant
time was experienced. The troops are
being sent through to strengthen the
garrison at Ensenada and, according to
the law of nations, permission had to be
obtained for them to cross the United
States territory. The railroad officials
have received orders to send them
through to their destination without
The manner in which the rank and
file of the regular Mexican Infantry is
obtained may not be generally known.
In the''land of God and liberty," when
a man is convicted of a penitentiary
offence, he is sentenced to so many
years in the army instead of being ship
ped off to prison. As a result of this,
the army is consequently not regarded as
a very enobling profession. The Corps
d'Elite consists however of picked men
obtained from the ranks of honorable
citizens, and therefore occupies quite a
THE NEW CITY HALL.
It la Being Pushed Forward Quite
The apportionment of the new City-
Mall is likely to cause some trouble
when the building has been completed.
Since the hall was first designed the city
has grown considerably, and the new
Charter has gone into effect, creating
more officers. There was no provision
made in the designs of the new City Hall
for an increase in the number of city
officers, and those who were created by
the new Charter and the new Council
will have to be provided with offices.
To do thi*, some of the rooms which
were laid off for other departments will
have to be turned over to the new officers,
and until an addition can be built the
new City Hall will be considerably
crowded. The Board of Education,
which should be accommodated
with rooms there, now finds itself
left out in the arrangement, and it is
possible that the attic will have to be
utilized. The contractor for the hall
states that the building will be handed
over in August. The carpenters are novy
at work in the third story, and the work
was resumed on the tower yesterday.
The stone work at the Fort street en
trance is being put in place, and all the
plumbing will be completed shortly.
The Rope lUtsalng.
A carload of rope, consigned over the
Santa Fe to this city, has been tempo
rarily delayed, and as it was shipped
from New York via Galveston, and con
sequently bad to go through the Okla
homa country, the consignee is uneasy
lest it should have been held in case of
need by the homesteaders who are wait
ing to enter the promised land.
I DISEASED BLOOD.
Humors, Blotches, Sores, Scales,
Crusts, and Loss of Hair Cured.
Terrible Blood Poison. Suffered all
st man could suffer and live.
Face and body covered with aw
ful sores. Used tne Cuticura
Remedies ten weeks and Is prac
tically cured. A remarkable case.
I contracted a terrible blood-poisoning a year
ago. I doctored with two good physicians,
neither of whom did me auy good. I suffered
all a man can suffer and live. Hearing of your
Cuticura Remedies I concluded to try them,
knowing If they did me no good thoy could
make me no worse. I have been using them
about ten weeks, and am most happy to say
that I am almost rid of the awful sores that
covered my face and body. My face was ssbad,
if not worse, than that of Miss Boyntoo, Bpoken
of in yonr book, and I would say to any one in
the same condition, to use Ccticura, and they
will surely be cured. You may use this letter
in the Interests of suffering humanity.
E. W. REYNOLDS, Ashland, Ohio.
Covered with Running Sores 17
I have been troubled with a skin and scalp
disease for seventeen years. My head at times
was one running sore, and my body was cov
ered with them as large as a half dollar. I tried
a great many remedies without effect until I
used the Citicura Remedies, and am thank
ful to state that after two months of their use
I am entirely cured. I ieel it my duty to you
and the public to state the above case.
L. R. McDOWELL, Jamesburg, N. J.
Dug and Scratched 38 years.
Igo Mr. Dennis Downing ten years better. I
hsvedugand scrstched for thirty-eight years.
1 had what is termed prurltls, aud havesuffered
everything, and tried a number of doctors but
got no relief. Anybody could have got SSOO
had they cured me. The Cuticura Remedies
cured me. God bless the man who invented
CHENEY GREEN, Cambridge, Mass.
Are sold everywhere. Price, Cuticura. 50c.;
Soap, 25c; Resolvent, »1. Prepared by the
Potter Drug and Chemical Corporation,
aMS-Send fcr "How to Care Skin Diseases,"
64 pages, 50 illustrations and 100 testimonials
pTT\A"I'LE a , black-heads, chapped and oily.
XIIYJ. skin prevented by Cuticura Mcdi
SIUHS AND BaCK,
kHBHip. kidney and uterine pains and
flftr weaknesses rrlli'vod In our
minute by the < utlcnru Antl-
WIV l*uln I'lamer, toe first and only
lnstautaueous palri-killiug, strengthening plas
rZZr\ GOLD MEDAL, PAKIB,IB7B.
Warranted abaolu trly pure
Cocoa, from which the excess of
MWK M OU has been removed. It has more
vmm J !nv« than (hree timet the strength of
fmn I I lft»n *' ocoa mlxed wlth Starch, Arrow
ill 1 I KB root tir SllKar ' and 18 therefore far
In < I HB more economical, costing lenthmn
HB iii iiH one cent a cv^t ' "is d*'" ct ° uB t
AN I In nourishing, strengthening, easily
RH I ■lidlKested, and admiruhly adapted
fl I ft \v or In vallda at well ai for persons
K ~ mtm^jJ mm W Mold by Grocers everywhere.
V. BAKER & CO., Dorchester. Mass.
Swift's Specific cured me of malignant Blbod
Poison after I had been treated In vain with old
to-called remedies of Mercury and Potash SM »
not only nirod the Blood Poison, but relieved the'
Bhessistlsm which was caused by the uohnaiu
GEO. BOVELL^LSi3d Menul^r
Scrofula developed on mydanghtcr-Bwelllne and
un.ps on her ni et. We gave her Swift s Srr.cmr
>nQ the rosult was wonderful and the cure promut
8. A. DeAHMONI), Cleveland, Term.
Swift s Specifici is entirely a vegetable remedy,
jnd Is he only medicine which permam-ntlv cures
Scrofula, Blood Humors, Cancer nnd Conta"lous
Blood Poison. Send for books on Blood and Skin
Diseases, mailed free.
*be Bwin Sracmc Co., Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga, 1
Maison de Paris.
GRAND SPRING OPENING
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
IfIARCH 18, 19, 20.
Largest Most Elegant Display
EVEE EXHIBITED IN THE CITY.
Also, good taste in our cheap goods, at
the most reasonable price.
82 W. FIRST ST.,
Third Door from Spring Street,
als 12m LOS ANGELES, CAL.
' NEW MILLINERY HOUSE.
[ 144 8. Spring- St., bet. Second snd Third,
' NEW GOODS, LATEST STYLES snd
1 FINEST WORKMANSHIP.
i For fac:s and proofs we quote the following
I 20 doz. bunches Ostrich Tips (3 feathers in
bunch), all colors, per bunch, 25c.
; 20 doz. bunches Ostrich Tips (3 feathers in
I bunch), 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.
) 20 doz. Sundown Children's Hats, each, 25c.
[ 25 Bunches Flowers, 10c, 25c, and 50c.
[ m 24 lm A. J. RIETHMULLER, Prop.
! Spring and Summer Millinery
! " THE FAMOUS,"
183 8. Spring; St.,
■ ON TUESDAY, APRIL 2d, and WEDNESDAY,
: APRIL 3d, and throughout the week. Quick
f sales aud small profits is our motto. New
1 York pressing business in counection with
■ "The Famous."
Wholesale departments and country milliners
. will take notice. m2B lm
Grand Spring Opening
MME. D. GOTTHELF'S
MARCH 25th, 26th and 27th.
I No. 25 SOUTH SPRING ST., LOS ANGELES.
' Imported direct by the Madame's own selec
; tlon. The ladies of this city and vicinity are
! respectfully invited to attend. m 24 lm
1 Horse Rakes. Horse Rales.
We have on hand a few of the best One and
Two-Horse Rakes ever brought to this market,
, which we are
! Closing Out at $15 and $18 each.
Call and see them.
; Brown & Foster Hardware Co.,
36 SOUTH SPRING ST. A3 lm dAw
O. B. FULLER £ CO.,
(Successors to McLain A Lehman.)
i Pioneer Truck and Transfer Co,
1 No. 8 Market St., Los Angeles, Cal.
Saleand Piano Moving. All kinds of Truck Work
Tslsphohs 137 s 1 tf
7 THE HAM MAM BATHS,
.'A 76 South Main street,
__/s_)l Under Dr. Royer's direc-
'lon has become a popular
99Mf V institution. Ladles'depart
-1 faPQB an mcnt open from Ba.m. to
A ~ mop. * Gents' department
jft ~ Mb open night and day and no
sk. -. Am charges for gentlemen batb-
. l _%_W er> remaining over night.
0 8 - Traphagen, B. M'gr.
Day and Evening Sessions. Best Methods.
Skillful Teachers. Lowest Rstes. Situations
Free. LONGLEY <v WAGNER,
Room 1, No 24 W, First Street
Los Augeles Woolen Mills
Are now running and prepared to furnish
WOOLEN BATS for comforters and top mat
tresses. Also to wash and finish in first-class
style all kinds of blankets.
Mills on Pearl atreet, near Fifth street
m 29 2m
To close ont my stock I make a reduction on
each Stove and Oven of
F. E. BROWN,
a2tf No. 44 Booth Spring street
Q. F. HESIN^MANT
Druggist and Chemist,
No. 188 N. main St., Cos Angeles, Cal.
I'roscriptisns carefully composnded day or
night. m 21tf
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
It will be connected with Los Angeles and the general
TWO LINES OF RAILWAY.
A first-class train service will be provided, and
Will be run during the daytime, thus making REDONDO the
SEASIDE SUBURB OF LOS ANGELES.
It will also have the
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 WATEE,
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
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
REDONDO BEACH COMPANY,
Court and Main Streets, Los Angeles, Cal.
The Centinela-Inglewood Lan»? 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
One of the railway lines of the Santa Fe system runs
through this place, and affords easy access to Los Angeles or
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. I
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.
Centinela-Inglewood Land Company,
COTJBT AND MAIN STREETS. : LOS ANGELES, CAL
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