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The Woman's Parliament Meet ing at Pasadena. Features of the Papers and Discus sions at Yesterday's Session. District Officers Selected-Delegates In Attendance—lmportant Topics Considered by the Assembly. The second session of tbe Woman's Parliament of Southern California con vened yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, in the Universalist church at Pasadena. This parliament of the fair sex waa organized at Los Angeles, in November last, for the purpose of fall and free dis cussion of the reforms necessary to the progress of the church, home and so ciety. All women are invited to attend the meetings of the parliament, and can be come members by subscribing to its constitution and the payment of 50 cents dues per year. Yesterday's session was opened by the £ resident, Mrs. Elmira F. Stephens of or Angeles, with Mrs. Mary S. Gibson as secretary and Mrs. Sara F. Jndson of tbe same city treasurer. The district officers of the ensuing year, as far as appointed, are as follows: San Bernardino—Mrs. Dr. Still man, Redlands, vice-president; Mrs. Ballard Wall, San Bernardino, district secretary. Orange—Mrs. Laura F. Watson, Santa Ana, vice-president; Lottie D. Duncan, district secretary. Los Angeles—Rev. Lila F. Sprague, Pomona, vice-president; Mrs. Elizabeth Burnham, Pasadena, district secretary. Santa Barbara—Mrs. E. G. Wright, Santa Barbara, vice-president; Mrs, R. Lealie, same city, district secretary. THE DELEGATES, 4 Following is the list of visiting dele gates as reported to tbe secretary up to date: From Los Angeles—Mesdames Caro line M. Severance, A. J. Longley, Mar garet V. Longley, Ella P. Hubbard, Isa bella Huber, M. J. Berra, L. P. Wood, Katie F. Irwin, Adella Bloesser, Rose Hagan, H. R. Variel, E. R. Pomrey, A. C. Bmither, R. P. Orr, A. E. Tasker, R. M. Parcels, J. 6. Osgood. From Pomona—Rev. Lila F. Sprague, Mesdames F. J. Smith, Emily Brady, R. A. Robinson, Maggie Payne, M. W. Mnlr, M. Cogswell, E. M. Clark, Susie Sweet. From other places: Miss M. M. Fette, Long Beach; Mrs. Lizzie H. Mills, Mrs. Allie H. Hewitt, Santa Ana; Mrs. Florence Pierce, Mrs. J. H. Simp son, San Diego; Mrs. and Miss Duncan, Mrs. Laura, Mrs. F. Watson, Mrs. El mendar, Santa Ana; Mrs. 8. F. Dyer, Mrs. and Miss Hunt, Anaheim; Mrs. Webster, Long Beach; Mrs. M. Smith, San Bernardino; Miss Mary F. Miner, Mrs. Kate Woodsworth, North Pasa dena; Mrs. J. 0. Cahill, Pasadena; Mrs. Anna Hobbs. Boyle Heights; Miss Minerva Joslin, Miss Hardy, Orange. The reception committee was appoint ed, consisting of Mrs. Manahan, Airs. Fay, Mrs. Keyes and Mrs. Burnham. THE BEBSION OPENED. The audience that oathArprl at thai opening meeting waa composed almost exclusively of women, two or three lonely representatives of the male side Of the house being present. The meeting was called to order by the president, followed by prayer by Rev. Florence Kallock, assistant pastor of the Universalist cbnrch. The reports were then received from the various districts, and the real busi ness of the session commenced with an informal talk by Mrs. Kate Tapper Gal pin of Los Angeles on the subject of How to get the most ont of the parlia ment. She made a strong and effective plea for nnity among the various elements that constituted the convention, urging that all sectarian and partisan spirit bo laid aside and that the one object—to broaden woman's field of duty—be care fully kept in view. Her remarks » u re exceedingly clear, practical and to the point, and were Spoken in a plain, diatinct voice that ccnld be heard in all parts of the hall, an accomplishment, by the way, that many of the ladies are wofally lacking in. , Rev. Florence Kallock was called upon for a few words, and responded in a graceful manner, expressing her per sonal pleasure in being able to be pres ent and to welcome the ladies to her church. The closed by bidding the visitors a hearty welcome to Pasadena, bespeaking for them the cordial hospitality of her people. An invitation was then read from President Keyes of Throop Polytechnic Institute, offering the freedom of the in stitution to the visitors. On motion the invitation was accepted and a vote of thanks extended. Mrs. Stephens, the president, was next heard to excellent advantage in a short address explaining the object and aim of the parliament and revlewipg its history. She opened by stating that a broad and liberal spirit was among the chief things to be cultivated in tbe assemblage and that it was the earnest desire of the projectors of the move ment that every thing of a denominational character be kept out of its proceedings That the doors of the parliament stand open to every woman regardless of re ligious belief, and expressing a hope that notwithstanding the diverse inter ests that would be brought together that all would work in harmony and good fel lowship. . This address closed tbe morn ing session, and an adjournment was taken nntil 2 p.m. The Afternoon Meeting. Promptly at 2 p.m. the delegates were called to order. The flrßt paper of the afternoon was delivered by Mrs. Louise T. W. Conger of Pasadena, who chose as her subject. Heredity and Environment, a most deep and interesting theme, that has a most direct and important bearing upon the individual as well as national life. The paper was written in moat excel lent style, and dwelt upon the import ant responsibility that is vested in the parent and' the sacred dnty that de volves upon them in bringing forth well born children. The contrast between the effects of heredity and environment, Strength and Health. If you are not feeling strong end healthy, try Electrio Bitters. If "La Grippe" hat left you weak aud weary, use Blectrlc Hitters I'hln remedy acts directly on llyer stomach uud klduevs, gently aiding those organs to perform their functions. If you are afflicted with slcs ■ headache, you will find speedy and permanent relief by using Bleetrle Bitters One trial will convince you that this is the remedy you need, large bottles only 50c. at C F. Hcinzemau, druggist and chemist, 222 N. Main street. was brought out, the idea being that much of the undesirable that heredity beqteathed to an offspring may be effaled by a proper environment during tho tender years of childhood. Tie reading of the paper proved in tensely interesting to the audience, and there was a very general participation in ths discussion that followed, led by Mrs. H. B. Manford of Sierra Madre, who, in the course of a 10-minutes talk, brought out a world of unique ideas. The Duty of Christian Women to Society, was the subject of a well hsndled paper by Mrs. Martha S. F. J'.rnt of Pasadena. The field covered by this address was exceedingly broad, and most interesting. The conflicting duties of home and demands of society were touched upon, and a proper medium pointed out. While the duties of the wife and mother were given a prominent and important position, the speaker holds that in the hems is the proper, and in fact the only place, to inaugurate permanent and far reaching reforms. The paper closed with a plea for a cultivation of the snirit of charity, a quotation from Paul's beautiful reference to this virtue being given with much effectiveness. Mrs. Francis M. Elderkin of Los An geles led the debate that followed the reading of this article. The interest aroused by the ladies was attested by the large number that joined in the debate, which was continued for over an hour. The parliament]adjourned after the close of the debate, the chair announc ing that the train for Los Angeles would be held until 10 o'olock for the benefit of delegates wishing to attend the even ing meeting. Evening Session. An informal Bocial time waa enjoyed in the church parlora from 7 to 8 p. m., the regular meeting being called to or der at the latter hour. The exercises were opened with an original poem by Mrs. Turner of Chi cago, read by Rev. Florence Kalloch in an excellent manner, followed by a vocal 8010 by Professor Kyle, in his usual splendid voice. The only paper of the evening was read by Dr. Kate S. Black of Pasadena on the subject. Woman as a Physician. The paper was well written, in a clear, understandable manner, and dealt prin cipally vrtith the difficulties which women phwdciens labor under, both in the w/v of Attaining an education and the discouraging prejudice against women physicians. The discussion of this paper waa led by Dr. Bridge, who waa, as it happened, the only man honored with a place upon the programme of the parliament. The doctor took up the diecusaion in a most happy manner, admitting many of the difficulties which women physicians labor nnder, bnt contending that at preaent they atand on the aame footing aa the men, bo far as college advantages are concerned, and that the demand that more medical colleges be opened to women ia nonsensical. He contended that coeducation of the eexea waa not deairable in medical colleges, and that better resultß could be obtained by sep arate colleges for each. The discussion of this paper closed yoaterday'a work. Today's programme is sb follows: Woman and Business—Mrs. Harriet W. R. Btroug. Whittier. Discussion opened by Mrs. Kate T. Galpin, Los Angeles. Cupid Reformed—Mrs. Florence Lonsbury Pierce, San Diego. Discussion opened by Mrs. Mattie D. Murphy, Mcpherson, Kansns. _ l/....;..—,* i «*«.. w— A . apaiulnr, Los Angeles. Discussion opened by Dr. Dorothea Lummis, Los Angeles.--* S ' 9 Unfinished business. Adjournment, HE HOLLERED. The Handy Alan with a Clnb Conies to Grief. The members of the Athletic clab in the Stowell block were startled yester day afternoon about 4 o'clock by a series of horrible shrieks. "Murder I murder I he's killin' me," were re-echoed through the building. Hastily the billiard players dropped the cuea, the whist playera their cards, and headed by "Wilsey" they thundered up tbe stairs to the third Btory, from where the noiße proceeded. They ex pected to see an American edition of Jack the Ripper, but it turned out to be nothing but a genuine old-time "scrap." A little stocky fellow had a bnrly German in a corner and was giving him a good hammering. The German made up for his deficiency of pluck by giving forth blood-curdling yells. The pair were finally separated and an explanation demanded. It seemed that the amall fellow worka about the building for Mr. Stowell. The German came up a.id attempted to order him around and interfered with hie work. Finally the German was told not to move a barrel. Thia injunction he dieobeyed. They then exchanged Borne words and tbe German grabbed a atick. The little fellow immediately went for him rough ehod and gave him a good beating. It was discovered after the fight that the little fellow 1b a Quaker. TO BE BANQUETED. Senator-Elect White to Be Dined at San Dlee;o. This evening the Democrats and citizens generally of San Diego will do honor to Senator-elect Stephen M. White. They will tender him a banquet at the Florence hotel. It will undoubtedly be a very pleasant as well as a very complete afhair. Mr. W. J. Huneacker, of this city left last evening to be present on the occasion. One of tbe leading spirits in this little afhair was Col. John C. Fißher, who is the secretary of the Democratic Congressional committee of the Seventh district. Mr. White took the afternoon train to San Diego yesterday. Lost. Once lost, it is difficult to restore the hair. Therefore be warned in time, 11st you become bald. Skookum root liiair grower stops falling hair. Sold by druggists. , Undelivered telegrams at the Western Union Telegraph company's office, cor ner Main and Court Btreets, February* 15th, for J. B. Duke, ,T. P. (iaices, Dr. 0. S. Collins, Emil Gottleber, Robert Proby. Miles' Nerve cm. Liver Pills. Act on a new principle—regu atlne. the liyer, stomach aud bowels through the nerves. A new discovery. l>r. Miles' pills npeodlly oure Diliousness, hud tastes, tornid liver, piles, oon hliu-tton. Unequalled lor man, women and children, hnial.cs l , mildest »uresl! -SO doses -sc. samples free. 0. H. Hauoe, 177 North Spring. Cnoainnnga Win. Agency. We arc now prepared to furnish families with fine old Cueamonga wines ami brandy; also, fine old northern dry winos. 1113 North Main street, Downey block. Telephone SUO. Wall paper, 237 & Spring. Samples sent. LOS ANCfjfflLJW* HERALD: THURSDAY" MORNING, FEBRUARY 1893. THE CASE OF PEOPLE VS. DORIAN. The Decision Rendered tester day by Judge Smith. Matters Which Were Acted Upon by the Courts. A Disagreeing .Jury— The .fustics Waa Sick—The Federal Courts—New Suits Filed — Sundry Court Notes. Superior Judge Smith in the appeal case of tbfe People vs, 0. P. Dorian yes terday handed down an opinion reversing the decision. of the lower court. The defendant Dorian was convicted of keeping a dis orderly house at Santa Monica. The opinion of Judge Smith is as follows: The defendant was convicted -in the recorder's court at Santa Monica on a complaint charging him with keeping a disorderly house and also permitting riotous and disorderly conduct in his saloon. Section 6 of ordinance 84 provides a penalty for keeping a disorderly house, and section 6of ordinance 122 provides a penalty for permitting any riotous or disorderly conduct in a saloon. The penalty for violation of the first is a fine not to exceed $100, or by im prisonment in the town jail not less than 10 days nor more than three months. The penalty provided in section 6, ordinance 122, is a fine not to exceed $200, or imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or both. From the above it is plainly apparent that two offenses are charged in the complaint, and hence the complaint should have been set aside. While it is true no demurrer ia provided for in crim inal practice or police courts, still it may be used, or the same end can be reached by motion. Section 1526 of the penal code pro vides what a complaint shall contain in these cases, and the language there ex cludes the idea of two offenses being charged in the same complaint. It is also nrged by the defendant that the ordinances npon which defendant was convicted are in conflict with sec tion 316 of ths penal code. If bo, the ordinances, or at least those portions so in conflict, are void. This is the settled law of this etate. Bat it must be the same offense. Section 6 of ordinance 84 was repealed by sect inn 6of ordinance 122, and said section 6 provides, among other things, as follows: "Nor shall he permit any riotous or disorderly conduct in his sa loon or place of business." This is not in conflict with seotion 316 nor any gen eral law of the state. Section 6, ordi nance 4, has the following provision: "Any person who shall keep or main tain . . . any disorderly house . . . shall, on conviction," etc. This is not in conflict with section 316 afore said, for it is not made a crime there to keep a disorderly honse, but, in sddition to disorderly house, the "peace," com fort or decency of thenmmediate neigh borhood must be habitually disturbed thereby. The complaint, however, charges two distinct offenses, for which a demurrer snoma nave neen sustained. Judgment reversed, with direction to fe'.le court to set aeide the complaint, with leave to file a new complaint, and it is so or dered. The Justice Was Sick. There was about half the population of Downey on hand in Justice Bartholo mew's court yesterday morning. The good people waited around a conple of hours, talked with one another, stood in the hallway, Bat down on the stairs and then went away. The multitude had been subpoenaed to be present to testify in the case of the People vs. Mrs. E. O'Connell, who is charged with subornation of perjury. Mrs. O'Connell was to have had her pre liminary examination yesterday. About GO witnesses are to testify in the case. It is claimed she suborned Asa Oline, a 15-year-old boy, to commit perjury in a case that was on before Justice Settle at Downey. As Justice Settle was sick the examination could not go on. Justice Bartholemew bad to continue It and the 60 witnesses had to return to Downey after idly spending the day. The Jury Disagreed. Charles Peterson was tried yesterday in department one of the superior court on a charge of receiving stolen goods. The jury was out about seven hours but could not agree, and was discharged. This was the second trial of Peterson. On the first trial he was convicted, but was given a new trial on a technical error in the drawing up of tbe Verdict of the jury. The testimony taken yesterday was substantially the same us that taken at the first trial, but it was not regarded bb strong enough to convict by two men. It was aheged that Peterson purchased a revolver from Joe Bellisee, knowing the same to be stolen. The Federal Courts. Tbe trial of Ah Wing on a charge of manufacturing opium was commenced yesterday in the United States district court. Tbe following jury was obtained ty try the case. J. R. Cox, W. M. Ed wards.L. Melzer, H. Y. Stanley, I. B. Newton, E. J. Nenmier, J. Hunter, <i. T. Vail, D. Rozell, L. W. Blinn, Q. W. Ellis, I. N. Moore. Four witnesses were examined by the government to show that Ah Wing man ufactured opium in Hanford, Fresno county. At the conclusion of the testi mony the defendant's attorney moved to acquit the defendant, but Judge Ross denied the motion. Five Chinese wit nesses were examined for the defense, bat the case was not concluded. Before the Commissioner. Before United States Commissioner Van Dyke, Kittie Davis waß yesterday examined on a charge of carrying on a retail liquor business at Sequoia Mills, Fresno county, without a government license. Some of, the witnesses being absent, the case went over to February 23d. J. H. Montieth was arraigned before Commissioner Van Dyke on a charge of hawing taken a letter out of the postof fice addressed to W. W. Beach, for the purposo of obstructing the private busi ness of the said Beach. She Can Sue. Barbara Massey yesterday filed a pe tition with the superior court asking leave to sue J. F. Crank, as receiver ol For that "out 'o sorts feeling" Take*. Bnuro-Soltaei; trial bottle 10 cents the Pacifio Cable Railway company. The petitioner sues lor $10,000 damages, incurred by being tun into by a cable car at the corner of First and Spring streets. This all happened Februa.y 7th last, the defendant at the time driv ing a horse and buggy round tbe corner above named when the unfortunate col lision occurred. She was thrown out and injured around the head and shoul ders, judge Wade, in department three, allowed the petition. In department three of the superior court the caae of Pritchard against Dur rell was still being argued. New Suits. The following new suits were filed yesterday in the county clerk's office: San Pedro Electric Light and Power company vs. tbe Southern Pacific com pany and the Pacific Improvement com pany—This is a suit to recover $3345.30, the valne of the bark removed from piles by the defendants at Tims' point within two years last past, being 11,150 cnbic feet of bark. Edith A. Fisher sued Henry Herbert Benedict and Rosa M. Benedict for $2800 and foreclosure of mortgage. John Haizlip sued the Loa Angeles Desiccating company to quiet title to certain real estate. Court Notes. Saturday Superior Judge Smith will hear the appeal case of E. Fimbres, who was convicted in the lower court of dis orderly conduct. The demurrer in the caae against Ah Lung, who has twice been convicted of petit larceny, waa filed yesterday, and Judge Smith took tbe matter under ad visement. The Guirardo divorce case was still on in department two yesterday behind barred doors. The testimony ia now about in and a determination in the matter will probably be reached today. Thomas Lynch was up for sentence in department one of the superior court yesterday. A motion for a new trial was taken under advisement. Saturday Edward Lang will plead to a charge of robbery in department one of the superior court. The appeal caae of Lou Foo will be heard by Judge Smith on Saturday. In department four yesterday the case of Rowland va. The County of Los Angeles, an action to quiet title, was still on. Superior Judge Van Dyke yesterday suspended the order of the court direct ing Ernest J. Russell to pay alimony to hit wife, who is suing him for a divorce. .On motion of A. B. Young and on presentation of a diploma Dyer W. Hitchcock waa yesterday admitted to practice in the superior court by Judge Shaw. The petition of J. B. Duke in in solvency was yesterday filed. All pro ceedings were dismissed by Judge Shaw. Duke only had one creditor and he had settled with him. The damage suit of Reed against the Steams Manufacturing company was on in department three yesterday. The taking of testimony was not concluded. It is a damage suit to recover $3000. Frederick Hills, a native of Great Britain, was yesterday made a citizen of the United States, the oath being ad ministered by Superior Judge Smith. The bond of Dummer K. Trask was yesterday filed and approved by Superi or Judge Van Dyke. Mr. Trask is the new receiver of the cable railway. Tbe bond is for $25,000, and the sureties are M. H. Sherman and E. P. Clark. THAT POWER OF ATTORNEY. Attorney Hayford Says Ho Consented to Its Revocation. Attorney Hayford stated yesterday that the revocation of Bentley'a power of attorney to himself was done of his own consent. "The power of attorney to me was made irrevocable," said the at torney, "but I gave my written consent to its revocation, in order that the other counsel for the defense might get deeds to certain property to secure their fees. I did not get a deed to secure my fee. I got it in another way. Yes; I am still leading counsel for Bentley, and shall so remain until he is acquitted or hung. It is possible that I will consent to a con tinuance of. the examination of Bentley on Friday". It is Btated on good authority that the prosecution is fully aware of the where about of the $11,000 raised by Bentley through a mortgage on the Nordholt property. The prosecution is ready, it is under stood, Mr. George Denis having re covered from his recent illness. Apropos of the case, the Phoenix, A. T., Gazette Bays: Henry Bentley, who engaged in the business of marrying rich widows in California, and who ia charged with the murder of hia wife in Loa Angeles, and against whom there seems to be a-pretty strong case, was formerly mail rider between Prescott and the Bradshaw mountains, and ie well known in Phoenix. IN WANT. The Sad Condition of Mr*. Selina Lagier. Mrs. Selina Lagier, who reaidea on Johnson street in East Lob Angslee, called on the district attorney yester day seeking relief in a rather peouliar case. Sometime ago Mrs. Lagier's husband died from the disease glanders'. He bad caught it from two horses which he ownea. The horses were shot. But it so happened that these two horseß were about all the property that Lagier had. They were condemned by tbe authorities and shot but there is no provision made by law by which the party who owns tho diseased and con demned animals is to be remumerated for the loss thus incurred. In this particular case a great hard ship was worked, as Mrs. Lagier ie left witn nothing. The district attorney presented the matter to the board of supervisors. An endeavor will be made to render some assistance, though of course the unfortunate woman can re ceive nothing solely in consideration of the horses being ahot. Fo a disordered Liver try Bekciiam's Pills. The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder.—No Ammonia; No Alum. Used in Millions of Homes— 40 Years the Standard. Highest of all in Leavening Power.— U. S. Gov't Report Baking Povwier HE SAYS THE SYSTEM IS N. G. Electrician Hogan's Report on the City's Fire Alarm. The Proceedings Yesterday of the Fire Commissioners. Suspension of the Driver of Park Hose Carriage—A Scarcity of Horse Blankets Intimated. Bills Paid. The board met at 10:15 a. m.,with the mayor presiding; and Commissioners Kuhrtz, McLain and Whirsching were also present. THE CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. The chief reported that the floor of engine houae No. 7, on Temple street, is in bad condition and has been reported unfavorably by tbe health officer. I notified the agent of the property to put the same in repair. I have given orders to City Water company to put a new hydrant at the corner of Patrick and Haneen streets; also to repair the hydrant at Main and First Btreets. The latter has been done. I have granted a permit for a three horße power boiler to F. L. Thatcher, located on Third street, between Main and Spring, according to the ordinance. Mrs. Hughes, the owner of the bouse where No, 2 house ia located, will put a now washstand and watercioiet in, as soon as the weather permits. I have placed Mr. William Maxey, as call man on No. 5, to attend to sick horses and look after the corporation yard. On the Bth of this month I suspended Charles Harrison, driver of Park Hose No. 1, for neglect oi duty. Charges pre lerred by Assistant Engineer McMahon. The Loa Angeles Stoneware company make a request for a fire alarm box at Wells and Andrew streets. At present we have not a Bpare collar. The No. 7 broke harness returning from a fire on the 13th, which I am having properly repaired; also the collar for No. 6. I have ordered of Citizens' Water company, a fire hydrant at the corner of Court street and Edgeware, which is now in its place. M. CuitRAN, Chief Engineer. TIIK ASSISTANT'S REPORT. The SBBißtant reported that at 5:47 p. in., on the Bth inßt., he suspended Char Lea Harrison for neglect of duty in not taking proper care of hie horses after a hard run. Signed by M.McMahon, as assistant engineer of the department. The boaid then went into investiga tion of the caee. Assistant Engineer McMahon and two men employed in the company were examined in behalf of the prosecution ; nnd the defendant Harri son, Cn Miner Hennessey and Stowell for the prosecution. In the conrse of the investigation it came out that there were no blanketi in the houae of Park Hose company, and that ia why Harrison did not blanket hia horses after coming back from the fire. Mr. Kuhrts moved that Harrison be fined $10 and restored to duty. Mr. McLain moved to amend by mak ing the fine $5, which amendment was accepted, and tho motion was carried. REQUISITIONS AND ESTIMATES. The chief filed requisitions for a new wheel for hook and ladder truck No. 1 and a pair of hangers for chemical en gine. Total cost estimated at $3r>. Also for iron pipe for heater at the house of No. 4 engine company. Total coat esti mated at $28. Adopted. APPLICATIONS FOR POSITIONS. Thomaa S. Home, aged 22 and a na tive of Illinois, applied for a position aa callman; referato Commissioner Kuhrta and ia vouched for by Councilman Innes. Filed. Also J. E. Bobbins for aimilar position. Filed. STOWING THE HAY. A. J. Eby was allowed $44 for 22 days' work at the corporation yard for stowing hay at that place. THE ELECTRICIAN'S REPORT. The electrician, J. H. Hogan, filed a lengthy report in which he called at tention to the condition of the alarm service. The following are extracts from the document: The motives of my recent report on the fire alarm system seem to have been misconstrued. I wish it to be distinctly understood that I am not the agent of the (jamewell or any other fire alarm company ; and also that if 1 cannot op erate the system to my satisfaction I have the courage to say co and to state the reasons why it will not so work. I challenge anyone to bring before me an unbiased man, versed in electrical mat ters, who will pronounce the present fire alarm system a good and reliable one. Sinco I have been appointed electric ian I have rebuilt nearly the entire sys tem, and tbe city has not been put to tbe expense of one ebllar for poles. . . . I have been etkmomicai to the extent that the beßt possible service was rendered by the system at the least possible expense. One matter upon this subject to which ' I wish to call your attention is the Baying which I have made in the pur chase of zincs, of which we use about SOO per year. When I assumed charge of the alarm system 1 found that for yeara the city had been paying 60 cents each for battery zincs; I knew this to be exorbitant, and bo notified the foundrymsn furnishing them, and Bince that time up to date I have been fur nished with tbe same grade of zincs by the same party at 25 cents eacb. . . . Lately I have not had the nfce-nary co-operation on tbe part of the officials and employees of the tire department in keeping the fire alarm system in proper working order. On the sth day of the present month the Boyle Heights sys tem opened at 2:10 a.m. The gongs at engine bouses 3 and 6 and at the chief's residence struck one tap. The bell at my residence ia on the East Bide circuit, and did not strike. I waa not notified, and consequently knew nothing about it until late in the morning. The reason given by the chief for not notifying me was that he did not know my telephone number. . . . In reference to the remarkß made at your meeting of the Bth met. as to some one tampering with tbe alarm system, I beg leave to state that the apparatus at engine bouse 2 haa been tampered with at various timea during tho past two years. I have been called there time after time to adjust tbe instru ments, and finally in the presence of the entire crew, including the present assistant chief engineer, I marked the adjusting screws with a file, so that they could not be altered without my knowl edge. This occurred several months ago, and strange to say, I have not bad to aa juat the instrument there since. The same condition of affairs at pres ent exists at the Park hose houae and at the chief's office and bell tower at the city hall; some one baa been tampering with the instruments at these places. During the past year the system has worked better than ever before, but dur ing this time it has failed ua repeat edly. I would respectfully recommend that section 3 of city ordinance No. 256 be amended bo as to read about as follows: Section 3. Any person moving or in tending to move any house, structure or building, shall at once give notice to the cteief emineer or superintendent of the fire alarm system, and shall deposit with the chief engineer or Buperintendent of the fire alarm aystem the sum of twenty five (25) dollars from which amount the cost of moving the wires will be de ducted and the balance, if any, re turned. Martin P. Thye presented an applica tion for appointment as city electrician, which was ordered to be filed. BILLS REJECTED. A bill of the Los Angeles District Tele graph company of $45 for repairs t:i wirea, waa rejected. Mr. Kuhrta esid the work had been done by the city electrician and should not be paid ior twice. BILLS ALLOWED. The following bills being covered by requisition, were audited and ordered paid i Browing & Browing, $17.60; John Fitzgerald, $4; D. A. Roper, $8; Brasßey & Anderson, $6:30; Lachaux Bros., $23 25; H. M. Sale & Son, $5.70; Co operative Carriage company, $13.50; J. W. McCarm, $10; Peter Briiner, $12.50: P. Goodwin, $12 50; J. Salisbury, $42.50; H. W. Hein'ch, $7; Dr. Morrison, $18. Total, $171.85. The chief was instructed to use Mr. Wetzel of the chemical engine t>9 a re lief engineer in the line of promotion. The board then adjourned. Seventy-Fire Convulsions. A Thp.ii.mni; Kxi'EiitKNCi! —There Is no one but at some period in life haa an'.'xperienco that, stands out prominently beyond all others. Such Is the case ol John H. Collins ol Borneo, Mich., who says; "From September to Jan uary, before using Nervine, i had atleasfrS convulsions. After three months' use 1 have uo more attacks. Lr. Miles' Restorative Nervine also curoß nervous prostration, headache, poor memory, dizziness, &1, cplessncss, neuralgia, etc . and builds up the body. Mrs J R Mliler of Valparaiso, Ind., and J. R. Taylor ot Logans pert, lud., each gamed 20 pnuudb or fltsh by taking It. Sold Uy Oi B. Hance, 177 North Spring, on a guarantee, (let the doctor's book, free. Visiting Cards llnn-raved At Langstadtcr's, 214 West Second. Tel. 702. DIED. BRIGG3—At. La Crercenta. Wednesday, Febru arylA,lßoH, Dr. B. B. 8.-.gjs, a native of New York, age.l 65 years. The remains will be cremated 8t RosedtVe ceme'ery. 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No case of defec tive vision where glasses are required is too complicated for us. The correct adjustment of frames ts quite as important m the perfect fit ting of lenses, nnd the triootlflc fitting and making of glasses and frames is our only busi ness (specialty). Have satisfied others, will satisfy yov. We nseelectric power, and are tue only bons? hero that grinds g:asses to order. Kslubllehed 1882. H. G. MARSiIUTZ. Leading Bclentino Opti cian (specialist), 167 North Soring st., opp, old courthonse. Don't forget the number. 5 J. C. CUNNINGHAM Manufacturer «nd Dealer in TRUNKS ASD TRAVELING BAGS. 136 South Main street. Opposite Chamber of Commerce, Loa Angeles. Telepnone 818. Orders callei for and delivered to all parts at the city. 11-2H OH STEINHART'S Ene of Life RESTORES MANHOOD, Cures Seminal Weakness, Cures Nervous Debility, Stops Involuntary Lossea, And all troubles caused by youthful lndiseretious and excesses. This medicine la infallible and purely vegetable. 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