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THE MUNICIPAL PARLIAMENT.
1 Dull and Prosaic Session Held Yesterday. The Garbage Contract Goes Over to This Afternoon. Ur. Nickell Discovers That Ken Are He ine; Overworked on the Outfall Sewer Contracts—Mr. Rhodes lias a Good Idea. The city council met at 10:05 yester iay. Present Messrs.Campbell, Nickell, I'essell, Strohm, Innos, Rhodes and President Teed. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. MESSAGE PROM THE MAYOR. The mayor presented a message re turning unapproved the ordinance of intention to chanse and establish the grade oi Michigan avenue. The or dinance was reconsidered and referred to the city engineer to present an amended ordinance. REPORT Or THE CITY AUDITOR. The auditor filed a report to the effect that he had gone over the reports of the other city officers ond found the figures .to be correct. FREE LABOR BUREAU. The superintendent of this institution filed his weekly report, stating that be had received 166 applications for work and had obtained situations for 42 of them, stating the employment to which they had been sent. REPORT OF THE HEALTH OFFICER. The health officer filed the following report: I most respectfully wish to call your attention to the sanitary necessity of paving and sewering Alieo street, from Alameda street to the bridge. L. M. Powers, Health Officer. | The report was ordered filed. SB; BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. ™ The report of the board of public works was read. In discussing the mat ter of a cross walk at Eighth and Flower streets, Mr. Munson and Mr. Innes called attention to the great necessity of cross walks at Second street and Fre mont avenue. Tbey would especially enable tbe children to get to school without wading through; a great lake of deep mud. The report of the board re ferring to the street superintendent the proposed cross walk at Eighth and Flower streets was adopted. When the recommendation for cross walks at Second and Fremont and Sec ond and Kern was reached Mr. Pessell moved to amend so as to include a cross walk at Fourteenth and Main. The amendment was lost and the report of the board was adopted. , GBAVEL LOTS. The land committee reported in favor Oi purchasing gravel lots for street im provement purposes from 0. M. Hayden for $1800 and from Mrs. Clara Fisher for (650. The report was adopted. MOTIONS FOR REPAIRS. Mr. Rhodes moved that the street superintendent be instructed to con struct a cement sidewalk on Seventh stieet between Main and San Pedro. That be also be ordered to repair , holes in the cement sidewalks on Main, Spring and other streete. Mr. Innea wanted the last part of this motion de tached from the main part of the mo tion. He thought it too sweeping in its significance. Main and Spring streets were all well enough but the outlying streets were well enough to let alone for a while. Money was scarce and the taxes came in very slowly. Mr. Rhodes said that he believed there would be no trouble about this, nor any great expense either. He wanted to see what it could be done for during the space of one year next en suing. Mr. Nickell thought that the idea of advertising for bids, merely to see how cheaply work could be done, was a breach of faith with contractors who would file bids in good faith. He thought the necessity for such work should be clearly shown before any such proposals were invited. There was no great amount of money to carry on work of this kind, and while he was willing to spend money on crowded thoroughfares be was not willing to spend any money on streets where there was little or no travel. Mr. Rhodea said the board of public worka could take the matter in hand and advertise for a contract apecifying the principal streets upon which bitu minous pavements bad beon laid; such contracts to be in force for the term of one year, and the work to be under con trol of the street department. Mr. Nickell begged to differ upon that question with Mr. Rhodes. He thought the thing could be better bandied by the board of public works and the cor rectness of the work done should be cer tified by the street superintendent. Aiter a somewhat lengthy discussion by Messrs. Nickell, Pessell and Rhodes, the subject matter was committed to the board of public works. THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. This committee reported against the demands of L. H. Lyon for $5.35, J. M. Baldwin for $30, W. A. Noble for $15, J. T. Brown for $18, D. F. Donegan for $350, and tbe same were denied. A. McCartey's petition for rebate of taxes was referred to the city attorney. Tax sale certificates were canceled on peti tion of Helen Durgin and Maria Medran. Other tax sales certificates were can celed and rebates made on petition of Max Harris and N. P. Campbell. MISCELLANEOUS MOTIONS. Mr. Teed moved that the city engineer present ordinance of intention to cement iidewalk weat side of Twenty-third Etreet Irom Grand avenue to Hope street, 3 uorrespond with walks already made. Adopted. Mr. seed moved that" property owners «>n Searff street between Twenty-tbird »nd Adams streets be allowed to top eucalyptus treeß on both tides of the jtreet. Adopted. Mr. Campbell moved that the chain /ang be put to work on East First street, Hear city limits. Carried. Mr. Campbell moved that the street superintendent repair, fill and pipe Boyle avenue, near Hollenbeck park. Referred to board of public works. Mr. Munson moved that the reporting >f an ordinance fixing the water rates be referred to the water committee. Mr. Peesell moved tbat the street su perintendent drain or fill Washington ttreet and Central avenue, so as to do •way with tbe pool of mud and water tbat collects there. Carried. Mr. Rhodes moved tbat the street su- Before breakfast Bromo-Seltzer acts as a bracer—lo eta. a trial bottle. perintendent repair intersection of Eighth and Alvarado; also Ninth and Broadway around man-hole in western intercepting sewer, and repair cross walks at east side of Flower and Tenth BtreetP. Carried. Mr. Rhodes moved that the city en gineer present ordinance to cement curb and sidewalk twelve feet wide, Seventh street, between Main and Pearl, all the incompleted part. Adopted. ASSISTANT RUILDINO INSPECTOR. The sewer committee (Mr. Nickell) re ported an ordinance creating the office of assistant building inspector. The provision to make the salary $125 a month had been stricken out. Mr. In nes moved to make the salary $100. Mr. Strohm moved to make it $125. Mr. Teed said $125 is too much, as the building superintendent only geta $166. Mr. Strohm said the assistant had to keep a horae and wagon. Mr. Nickell eaid the burden of the taxpayers ehould be remembered, and that $100 was a good, fair price. The amendment waa lost and the salary fixed at $50 a month. Further action was postponed till after noon. A VOICE FROM TflE PARKS. Park Commissioners Hubbell, Hutton and Kays sent the following to the council: "The article in Saturday morning's Times referring to the reappointiag of two of the present park commissioners, should the bill now legislating them out of office pass, is misleading; and believ ing that our position should be defend ed we herewith make the following statement? That while appreciating the honor of the office as it is at present, we do not believe in the wisdom of the change, and therefore could not accept a reappointment by tho council. We believe that our administration has met with the approval of the general public and the taxpayers, and for many rea sons we question the advisability of put ting tbe appointment of the park rom mi'sioners into the council, subject to bi ennial change and political influence." Placed on file. REPORT OF CITY ENGINEER. The city engineer reported in reference to the llellmau protest against extend ing Center Place from Third to Fourth streets, a frontage of 649 feet out of 1222 total against the extension, Referred to board of public works. Ordinance of intention to change and establish the grade of Michigan avenue, from Lopez etreet to 100 feet east of State, was adopted. Ordinance of intention to establish the grade of Severance street, from Adams to Twenty-eighth street, was adopted. Ordinance of intention to change grade of Washington street, from Peru to Es sex street, to give proper drainage, was adopted. Specifications for a steel tank at the city hall were referred to the building committee. The proceedings for improving part of Fourth etreet, from Main to Los Angeles, were abandoned. Ordinances of intention to sidewalk Carroll avenue, between Douglass and East Edgeware road ;to grade and ce ment curb Twenty-eighth street, between Main and Trinity, were postponed a week, and that for eidewalking Alpine, from Centennial to Upper Main, was postponed two weeks. OTHER BUSINESS. Contract and bond with Gerson Brothers to keep hydrants in order were sent back to contractors and city attorney for correction. A. C. Jeffries' deed to the city of a lot for alloy übb in Orange tract was pre sented and referred to the land com mittee. On motion of Mr. Rhodes the clerk was instructed to notify the heada of de partments to buy eupplies only from those having contracts with the city. A report of the supply committee was alao adopted that no eupplies be bought until the supply committee approves the sam,i and tbe requieition. Mr. Campbell moved tbat plans be drawn to bridge Magnolia avenue, the old one having been washed away by the recent storm. Referred to the bridge committee. On motion of Mr. Teed Mr. Pessell waa made acting chairman of the public building committee, owing to absence of the chairman. PETITIONS AND PROTESTS. From John E. Jackson relative io the city taking his land for widening Seventh street, as published in full. Re ferred. From Hayes & Son on the refunding bond matter, already printed. Re ferred. From City Justice Seaman demanding a warrant for $16.60, balance due on January aalary. He eayß he has done all the buainesa of January and ia en titled to the salary of $160.76, and that council's action in cutting it down is unwarranted by law. Referred. From Mra. O. Tellier, asking that 25 feet of zanja No. 7 on her property on Summit avenue be piped by the city. Referred. From Fred Eaton et al., protesting against confirmation of report oi com missionora for widening Bonnie Brae atreet from First to Arnold, on the ground that assessment for alleged bens tits is excessive, and that awards for land taken are excessive. From J. E. Murray et al., asking to have grade established on Vernon atreet between Fifth and Sixth streets. Re ferred to city engineer to draw ordi nance. From Farmers' aud Merchants' bank, asking cancellation of certain tax sale certificate. Referred. From J. W. Gillette, submitting rec ord of petition of Mrs. Harris et al. in in relation to extending the lire limits to include portions of Fort Hill and Mott tract. Referred. From the Pirtle Real "Estate and Trust company, asking for a share of the city's insurance. Referred. From A. Erickson et al., asking to have a five-foot cement walk laid on Philadelphia street from Bellevue ave nue to Alpine street. Referred. From E. D. Bronson aud others, ask ing for grading and graveling of Ingra bam street between Fairmount and Or ange Height tract. Referred. From Mrs. A. Schilling, asking for quit-claim deed. Referred. FVom Mrs. Gertrude Webster, asking a rebate of taxes. Referred. From P. C. Campbell, asking that some provision be made for drainage at Court street and Lake Shore avenue. Referred. FromW. H. Roper, asking 20 days' extension of time for work on San Ju lian street. Granted. Afternoon Session. The contractor ou Hill etreet, between First and Second, waa granted 10 days' "History Repeats Itself," And so does Hood's Sarsaparilla in the remark able cures it is continually accomplishing, you will give this medicine a fair trial it wl ao you good. Hood's Pills act easily, yet efficiently. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, 1598. time to complete bis contract, delayed by the recent rains. Similar requests were made by the contractor on Hill, Winfield and Girard Btreets, and an extension of 10 days was granted without dissent. SIXTH AND HOPE STREETS, Mr. Munson offered a resolution that tbe street superintendent be instructed to attend to a pond of water in a sunken lot at the southeast corner of Sixth and Hope streets, which emits an unpleas ant effluvia. It is in the rear of a black smith shop at that point, and should be remedied at once. Referred to the board of public works. AN ARMED "COPPER." Mr. Strohm offered a resolution that a policeman, armed and mounted, be al lowed for the chaingang, as 10 prisoners escaped on Sunday afternoon. The chaingang has been employed in the parks for some time past, and a police man has been allowed for that purpose to prevent escapes. It is now proposed to allow a horse to that officer, which request was granted. THE LIBRARY REPORT. The trustees of the city library pre sented a report in reply to a communi cation asking how many hours the em ployees of the city library are worked in that room. The answer states that tbe employees perform an average of 8 hours and 48 minutes per day; and that as there was no increase in funds for sup port of the library, those hours would soon be increased rather than dimin ished. The report also suggested that the system be changed so as to admit of four distributing points in different parts of the city, from which points books could be sent into the library twice per day. Tbe estimated expense of tbe new system is $150 per month over tho present cost of operating, and it is claimed that twice as many books can be handled then as now. On mo tion, the case waß referred to the finance committee to confer with the directors of the library. STORM DRAINS AND WATER. A report was received from the street superintendent that under instructions from the zanja committee he had been ordered to close the storm drains at Virgin, College and Water streets, to prevent the flooding of those streets. GARBAGE REMOVAL. . Adolph Ramisch, contractor for re moving garbage, appeared before the board and asked what was to be the out come of his relations with the city. He had made a proposal to remove tbe garbage and his bid had been accepted, but ha had not bsen able to get his con tract from the hands of the city attorney. Mr. Munson replied that the city at torney was sick, and for that reason confined to his house. Mr. Innes replied that the deputy city attorney, Mr. W. E. Dunn, was in charge of the office, having yesterday re turned from the state capital. Mr. Campbell inquired if the con tractor was all in readiness to begin work—if his wagons and crematory were all in shape to go ahead with the work. Mr. Ramisch answered that the wagons were, but the crematory was not. It could be gotten ready at a few hours' notice. He did not propose to go on with the work until a contract had been signed and sealed. He had been sev eral times to tbe city attorney's office and had been unable to find that officer. Mr. Dunn, the deputy city attorney, was present, and stated that he would have a contract ready for signature by noon tomorrow. Mr. Munson moved that when the council adjourns it do adjourn till 2 p. m. on Tuesday, for the purpose of clos ing up tbe contract with Mr. Ramisch for removing garbage. TUB KIGHT-HOCTR LAW. Mr. Nickell, from the sewer commit tee, reported that the committee had in their possession undonbtable evidence that several contractors were violating the eight-hour law, and thought that steps should be taken to hold their bondsmen liable. Frick Brothers' state ment that their employees on the sewer aie satisfied with honra of work and pay had been referred to tbe afternoon bear ing of the matter. He now moved tbat tbe city attorney be instructed to bring suit and enforce the bonds. Mr. Innes said the city attorney was Sick, and his deputy had already an ac cumulation of business in front of him. He therefore moved that action be postponed two weeks, which was car ried. The meeting then adjourned. FORGETFUL NOTARIES. Their Atethods Being Examined Into by the District Attorney. The charges which have been made against Notary C. B. Holmes, and under which he ia now awaiting trial in the superior court, that he forged a release of a mortgage, haa caused a closer scrutiny into the methods of several notaries public in the city and county. It was learned yesterday that the dis trict attorney is investigating tbe cases of several notaries in the city who have taken acknowledgments of persons whom they did not know, and who, when called as witnesses in relation thereto, have developed very poor mem ories. It is probable that tbe grand jury will be asked to authorize actions to oust tbem from their officee. The law is very explicit and manda tory in regard to tbe duties of notaries in taking acknowledgments, and pro hibits tbem from acting in any case where they do not know the parties, unless they are properly identified. It is claimed by thoae who have given the matter some attention that instances in which loose methods are followed by Borne notaries are more frequent than may be thought. BETTY PADELFORD. The Erratic Actres* Dying In a New York Hospital. Tbe following notice, taken from tbe Illustrated American of February 11th, will be of interest to some of the former young bloode, now married 1 , however, who still cherish with fond remembrance the notoriety gained several years ago: '•Mrs. Arthur Padelford, who figured in a famous Baltimore divorce case and then went on the stage, is lying at the point of death in a Mew York hospital. Her career has been both spirited and picturesque. She is a daughter of Gen. Albert Ordway, and has contrived from the daye when she was a youthful belle at Washington to keep her name before the public. At one time she delighted the gossips by allowing a prominent for eign diplomat to drink a toast from her pink silk slipper in the crowded dining room of a hotel at Whits Sulphur springs. "At another time she stole from the Viennese tbelr favorite and handsomest tenor; again, she horsewhipped her man ager, and afterwards she married a rath er obscure member of the operatic com pany with which she%as traveling." TUITS PlUut eflieUWln results. SEVEN DECISIONS RECEIVED. Cases Which Are Settled by the Supreme Court. The Court Journal Loses Its Suit Against the Tax Collector. Notes or Cases on Trial Yesterday—The United States Courts New Suits Which Were Filed in the Superior Court. Seven opinions were received yester day at the office of the deputy .clerk of the supreme court iv this city. The opinions are in the following cases: The People, appellant, vs. Montecito Water company, C. B. Hall and others, respondents. Judgment reversed and the cause remanded. Estate of Kimberly, deceased, an ap peal from an order refusing to set aside a homestead for the widow and minor children of deceased out of property in ventoried aa belonging to the estate. Order reversed. The Lob Angelee Cemetery association, appellant, vs. the City of Lob Angeles, respondent. Opinion of the lower court affirmed This was merely an action to quiet title to a strip of land. The Bchallert-(ianahl Lumber com pany, appellants, vs. H. A. Sheldon et al., respondents. Thia was an action to foreclose a material man's lien. Tbe judgment of the lower court was affirmed. George P. Yoakum et ux., appellants, vs. U. Y. White et al., respondents. This was an action in foreclosure. The judgment of tbe court below was re versed and the cause remanded. AN IMPORTANT OPINION. The most important opinions of those received yesterday were the two follow ing, concerning the printing of the de linquent tax list. In the case of H. M. Maxwell, et al., appellants, vs. the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, respondents, the opinion wae as follows: The appeal ia taken from a judgment of dismissal of a petition for a writ of mandate after demurrer sustained to such petition, on the ground that it did not contain facts showing cause of ac tion. It depends ior its determination upon the conetruction given of eubdivision 23 of section 25 of the county government act of 1891, as affecting the provisions of section 376G of tbe political code us it stood before the passage of the act. It has been held in the case of the Journal Publishing company vs. Whit ney, this day decided, that the county government act repeals so much of sec tion 3766, P, O.i aa requires the board of supervisors to contract for the publica tion of the delinquent tax list by adver tising for sealed proposals to do tbe same, and awarding tbe advertising to tbe lowest bidder. It is plain that the legislature intend ed to make it the duty of the board of supervisors themselves, in the exercise of a proper discretion, to fix the price of such advertising, without any necessity for giving public notice calling for pro posals from those wishing to do euch work, but the contract for advertising ia made by the pioper officer, and for a price not exc«eding that fixed by tbe board of supervisors. The judgment of the court below ia affirmed. The Court Journal Case. Tn tbe case of the Journal Publishing Oompany vs. ex-Tax Collector A. B. Whitney, the court banded down an opinion for the respondent. The object of the petition was to compel the tax collector, Mr. Whitney, to print the de linquent tax list in the Daily Court Journal, on the ground and because it was the lowest bidder. The court, in its opinion, held that the tax collector could direct tbe delinquent li«t to be printed in any paper be saw fit, within Los Angeles county, upon tbe condition and proviso tbat it was done within the rate and price fixed by the board of eu visors. In the case in hand this waa done. The court also held tbat aa long aa theae conditions were complied with the tax collector could not be com pelled to print the delinquent list in any other way. Thie wae an affirmation of tbe decision of the lower court. Court Notes. On April 10th next Judge Clark will hear the motion for a new trial and vacation of the findings in the contest over the estate of B. Cohn, deceased. Yesterday was law and motion day in all the civil departments of the superior court. Mrs. Emma S. Shoup wants a divorce from Jacob G. Shoup, and*she com menced proceedings to that end yester day. Judge Van Dyke yesterday decided the case of Andrew Glassel vs. Teodoro Verdugo et al., cfrdering findings and judgment for tbe plaintiff and inter veners, thereby preventing the de fendants from diverting or polluting the waters of Verdugo cafion. The decision was a long one, covering more than 20 pages in typewriting and involving the doctrine of riparian rights. Judge Shaw yesterday rendered a de cision in the case of S. 0. Hubbell et al. vs. the city of Los Angeles. This was an action to enjoin the assessment levied for the opening and widening of Sixth street. Judgment and findings were ordered for tbe plaintiff. In department six of the superior court yesterday the case of W. W. Beach* vs. P. A. Stanton, an action to recover money due for services as manager of the Arrowhead Springs hotel, was ar gued and submitted. Tbe argument in the foreclosure suit of the Illinois Trust and Savings bank ye. the Pacific Railway company was on all of yesterday in department four and it was not concluded. No decision will be reached for come days yet, as each party in the suit has been given 10 days to file a brief. The habeas corpus case of Annette and Feßatoro was dismissed by Superior The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum. Usied in Millions of Homes— 40 Years the Standard. Highest of all in Leaveriing Power.—Letest U. S. Gov't Report. Baking Pomler ABmWTEDf PURS Judge Smith yesterday, on motion of the district attorney. At the request of District Attorney Dillon, the case against John Caatillon-, the Alameda-street jeweler who was tried twice on a charge of receiving stolen goods, was dismissed. It was impossible to convict Castillon, owing to the insufficiency of the evidence. Iv both cases the jury hung. The two trials cost the county something like $1200. A. Gonzales, who haß been convicted of grand larceny, will be sentenced in department one Thursday. On the same date Judge Smith will give a decision in t* case of Tom Lynch, a petit thief who has been twice convicted-} striving to secure an arrest of-judgment. C. li. Holmes pleaded npt'gailty to a charge of forgery r it» department one yesterday. He witlbe tried March Bth. In the habeas corpus ease. Of David Coylo of I'aaaden*. J.ndge tfjniith in department one darfied the writ and remandeawtia lie. made an order, Smith to bail in the earn of t'WS.W^ On Wednesday EdwardLang will be arraigned in department one of the supe rior court on a charge of robbery. United States Courts. In the United States circuit court yes terday Judge Ross handed down an opinion in the case of Benjamin S. Hayne against Charles W. Gould. The court directed a reference be made to the mas ter to take an accounting of the expenses necessarily incurred by the complainant Hayne in carrying the property described in hig bill, one-half to be charged to the defendant, and that a sale of the proper ty be made and the proceeds divided equally. In the case of W. Ashton Hayne vs. Charles W. Gould a similar order waa made. The case of John P. Sanborn against H. H. Markham waa settled by agree ment of all parties and dismissed. The United States district court will hold a session today. New Suits Filed. Among the documents tiled yesterday in the office of tho county clerk were tbe following: J. B. Banning vs. the International Mining Syndicate et al. An action to quiet title to Catalina island. VV. N. Monroe va. Annie M. Spence, executrix, etc. An action to declare a truet and compel a conveyance of cer tain landa at Monrovia. L. D. Looniis filed a petition for let tora of administration npon the eatate of E. L. Loomis, deceased, who died in Maricopa county, Ariz., leaving $3500 worth of real and personal property. THE MISSION EXHIBIT. The Association for Their Preservation to Oivu a Display. The Mission historical exhibit by the Miasion association, announced for the last three days of this week, has been postponed for one week to further com plete the collection, and will be held on the 23d, 24th and 25th of February. It will be held in the afternoon and even ing. A programme of Spanish music, both vocal and instrumental, will be given during the evenings. Stereopticon views ot the old missions, accompanied with ahort talkn by prominent people, will also be contributed. The feature of the exhibit will be a model of the San Louis Key Miaaion by Mr. and Mra. Cornwell, precisely ac it appeared to Mr. Cornwell in 1836. The model is 5 feet by 8 feet, and the tower ia about 3 feet in height. They have been working at it for three months. Every little detail at the large miaaion has been closely fol lowed. An idea of the care and work bestowed upon the construction of the model can be formed from the roof, which contains 26,000 tiles. The model will be placed in the archeological and ethnological department of the world'a fair. Father Adam, who ia a member of the Mission association, haa promised to contribute a number of old and valuable relics constructed by the Indians. This portion of the exhibit will be of excep tional interest, aa these contributiona are aeldom if ever viewed by theaverage tourist, being stored away in the archives of the church. There will also be valuable exhibita of Indian basketry, pottery and stone instruments. The exhibit will be held in the room next to the Woman's Exchange on Broadway. THEY CAN WED. People Who Secured Their Marriage Licenses Yesterday. Tbe following marriage licenses were yesterday issued by the county clerk: Jesse Sutton, a native of Texas, aged 40 years, to Annie J. Davidson, aged 20, a native of Missouri, and both residents of Compton. Joseph L. Jonas, aged 20, a native of Germany, a resident of San Bernardino, and Margaret Cohn, also a native of Germany, aged 20, and a resident of this city. John T. Matties, a native of lowa, aged 43, of Myrtle, to Tbeodosia Ellis, a naMve of California, aged 22, a resident of Downey. Tailing: Hair Produces baldness. It is cheaper to buy a bottle of skookum root hair grower than a wig; beßides, wearing your jwn bair is more convenient. All druggistß. DR. HAGAN ELECTED. TUX bUI'KRVIKOKN SELECT A COUN TY HEALTH OFFICER. A Saloon License Matter—A Man Shipped to Bakerstield—The Acton Irri gating: Ulstriot—Ron tine Matters, The board of supervisors held a rather important session yesterday and trans acted considerable business. The application of P. M. Yonker to re fund a portion of hia saloon license tax wag granted. Yunker ran a ealoon at Rivera and had paid hiß license in ad vance. He kept the saloon open on Sunday, and the board relieved him of hig license. He asked to have a portion of the money he had paid refunded and he got it. Peter Cline, a tramp and an inmate of the county hoapital, was furnished transportation to Bakersfield, on the recommendation of the county physi cian. At the afternoon session the petition of the Acton irrigation district was taken up for the second time and con sidered at length. No determination wae arrived at, though, and it went over until the 27th of February. At that time final action will be taken. City Health Officer Powers reported to the board that a case of leprosy had been discovered in Chinatown in this city. Dr. Powera also reported that the city could make no disposition of the case and had no place to put the Mon golian. The doctor was given permia eion to place the Chinaman in the lep rosy ward at the county hoapital. Chairman Cook waß given authority to contract, in the name of the board, for the construction of a bridge in tbe Pomona and Bl Monte road district, at a coßt not to exceed ?260. The board then went into executive session in the committee room, all five of the members participating. The pur pose of the caucus was to select a super intendent of the county hoapital. After about an hour's session behind the "barred doors" the five supervisors filed out. The board was then again calied to order and' Chairman Cook announced that the business waa the election of a superintendent of the county hospital. Nominations being in order Supervisor Francißco nominated Dr. M. Hagan. There being no other nominations Dr. Hagan waa elected at a Balary of $250 per month. i There was some little diacuasion aa to the length of Dr. Hagau'a term. Super visor Francisco thought that it waa for four years. But it waa finally decided that Dr. Hagan should hold office sub ject to the pleasure of the hoard. The election of Dr. Hagan displaces the present Buperintendent of the county hoapital, Dr. H. G. Brainard. Dr. Hagan ia a Eepublican and waa former ly city phyaician. No reason wae given why the change wae made. It was rather unexpected. Touay the board will visit the Devil's Gate at Pasadena to examine bridgeß. The next Bessiou will be held on Thurs day. The board before adjourning yesterday declined to pay $18 per month for the support of Paul Due at the Whittier re form school. Due's Btepfather, August Waggoner, agreed to pay $2 a week of this Bum, and wanted the board to make up the balance of the Jlti per month. The board declined to do bo, with thanks. Mr. Waggoner testified that he had three children, including the unruly Paul, and was getting $100 per month. The supervisors looked upon this aa a sum sufficient to admit of hia paying the entire $18. For ladles, the best and purest tonic is Angostura Hitters. It effectually Oures dyspep sia, and tones up tlie system. l>r. J. ti. 11. Sleg. art A Sons, m'f'rs. At druggists. Malaria Malaria and chills end /V'U*&Ci fever arc duo to the Inhalu tojjT&aK tion of watery vapors aud gases arising from decny / «L ingvegctation. Tho humid / Spriiit'tir.,lAutumnnton'.l.-i if j l : 'Hjit flnu itthoworst. It infests k° lu •I*T und country. Tho I j~r7<r Victim is continually tired, and worn out, has no euor?.?. is subject to aches and pains in the back and limbs, and is perspiring one momcut and cold the next Joy's Vegetablo Sarsaparilla is moro effective in this trouble than all the potash Sursaparillas put together, for tha plain reason that it has stimulating properties and a perfect bowel regulating action not found in tho others, aud yet that aru absolute necessi ties in the cure of thiß iIL J. V. S. soou rcgulutcs It out of tlie system. " I hadabad case of malaria. I seemed unable to check It and being over seventy yeara old, was very uneasy. Finally, I tried J. V. 8.. It cured mo and i am now hearty as before." M. It. Bennett, Newcastle, Cal IliyO Vegetable sJUf 1.1 Sarsaparilla Insist on Joy's Mostmodern. MostefToctive. Yet same price. It is tho only bawel regulating Sarsaparilla. * Established 1886. n9 PfllllMQ OPTHALMIC OPTICIAN, t'ft. uULLUIU With the Los Angoles Optical lnstitnte, 125 Month Spring street, Los Angeles Byes examined freo. Artificial eyes inserted. Lenses ground to order oo premises. Occullsts' prescriptions correctly filled. 6-8 6m Painless Dentistry M „ ne GoW FiUing lS o»bt bkt TSKTH, JS.OO k Sous, 5 J.C.CUNNINGHAM, Manuracturer and Dealer in TRUNKS AND 'fKAVELING BAGS. 138 South Main atreet. Opposite Chamber oL-Cornmerce, Los Angeles* Telet»,ueBlB. Orders called or and delivered to all parts o£ the city. 11-23 DR. STEINHART'S Essence of Life RESTORES MANHOOD, Cures Seminal Weakness, Cures Nervous Debility, Stops Involuntary Losses, And all troubles caused by youthful indiscretions and excesse*. This medicine is Infallible and purely vegetable. Price, $2 Per Bottle or 6 for $10., Can be bad in pill form at same prices if preferred. Consultation and advice free, verbally or by letter. All com munlcaiiouß strictly confidential. Ad dress , Dr. P. Steinhart, Booms 12 A 13, 33Vi S. Spring St., Los Angeles, Oal. Office hours from 0 a nx. to 2 p.m. Evening 6to 7 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 12 m. . Scott's Emulsion of cod liver oil is an easy food—it is more than food, if you please; but it is a food—to bring back plumpness to those who have lost it. Do you know what it is to be plump? Thinness is poverty, living from hand to mouth. To be plump is to have a little more than enough, a reserve. Do you want a reserve of health ? Let us send you a book on CAREFUL living ; free. Scott & Bowne. Chemists, 13a South .th Avenue. New York. • Your druggist keeps Scott's Emulsion of cod-liver oil—ail druggists everywhere do. Sr. 34 A Mf DEPARTURE NOT A DOLLAR Need Be Paid Us Until Cure Is Effected. Drs PorterMd & Losey, 111 MARKET SL,_BM FRANCISCO. Wo positively cure, in from 30 to 60 dayi, all! kinds of Rupture, Varicocele, Hydrocele, Piles AND FISSURE. FISTULA, ULCBRATION. etc.. without the use of knife, drawing blood or. deten tion from business. CONSULTATION AND EXAMINATION FBI'S, 1 M. F. Losey, M. P., of the above well-known' firm of specta.lsts, will be at HOTEL RAMONA, COSNBR THIRD AND SPRING gU„ From JANUARY 27 to FKBEHARY 2 Inolusiva FEBRUARY 13, 14 15, 10 and 27 and 28, and gsAKCH 1 and 2. Can refer interested parties to prominent Los Angeles citizens who have been treated bjr " him. Cure guaranteed. 1-5 2m div. 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