THE WATER QUESTION DISCUSSED
The Council Wrestling with the
Ex-Street Superintendent Hutchin
son's Shortage Over 94000.
Btookwell Unas Not Accept the Police.
Comralaalonershlp, and Major M.
L. Blern Ia Sleeted to Fill
The questions of the city ownership of
water works and tbe proposed purchase
of tbe City Water company's plant were
discussed yesterday by the city council,
The water supply committee was author
iced to report at the next session of the
council such price for the purchase of
the plant as they deem a proper amount
and that would be more satisfactory
that the enormous offer by tbe owners
W. W. Stockwell resigned as a mem
ber of tbe police commission, and Major
K. L. Stern was unanimously elected to
fill the vacancy.
The shortage of the accounts of ex-
Street Superintendent Hutchinson was
reported npon by tbe committee as be
ing $4085.36. Tbe ex-street superin
tendent baa so far failed to explain tbe
All members were present.
THE WATER QUESTION.
On motion of Mr. Campbell, at the
afternoon session, the question of pur
chasing the City Water company's plant
for $3,300,000 was taken from the com
mittee of the whole and discussed.
Mr. Miinson moved that tbe offer of
the company for tbe price be rejected.
He said it was too much money to pay
for it. His motion was carried.
Mr. Gaffey: "As the matter stands
now it should be rejected. As a com
mittee of the whole we haven't discussed
tbe matter. I have never seen tbe data
•upon which Messrs.' Pierce and Schafer
base their proposition, and I should
think that in fixing the water rates
alone we should get all the data possible
on this subject. Ido not favor the
otfer, but think a special meeting should
be held to further look into the data."
Mr. Munson: "Tbe council has all
the data presented by the water com
mittee. We intend making a recom
mendation at the next session of tho
Mr. Nickel! then moved that the
committee be authorized to make a
recommendation as to what price should
be paid for tbe plant. Carried.
W. Wl Stockwell, who was last week
appointed on the police commission to
till tbe vacancy caused by tbe resigna
tion of J. Q. Tufts, presented the follow
"Permit me to thank you for the ap
pointment made at your last regular
session as it member of the board oi
police commissioners, and accept this
as my inclination of said office."
MAJOR KTERN APPOINTED.
Upon motion of Mr. Campbell the
council proceeded to elect a police com
Mr. Teed nominated Major E. L,
Mr. Innes nominated E. p. Donegan,
Mr. Rhodes nominated Charles E.
Upon calling the roll the vote
stood: Stern, 8: Donegan, 1.
Mr. Innes changed bis vote to Mr.
Stern, making it unanimous in favor of
lie was declared elected And tbe clerk
instructed to issue him a certificate.
The following report was made I
We. your special committee to whom
was referred the matter of examining
the book of the ex-street superintend
ent, E. H. Hutchinson, beg leave to re
port that ws bave had under employ
ment A. 0. Davis, an expert, who has
made as thorough an examination as
possible under the circumstances, there
being but little data in tbe office and an
almost total lack of method in the man
ner in which tbe books were kept.
He has made a detailed statement to
tbis committee, a copy of which is hereto
attached, showing an apparent shortage
of $4,085,35. Tbe ex-street superintend
ent Hutchinson asks one or two weeks'
time in which to examine the books to
see if be can explain tbe apparent short
age. We recommend he be granted tho
time asked for, and at tbe end of said
time if be cannot make satisfactory ex
planation, then tbe oity attorney be in
structed to proceed to collect the defi
Wo also recommend tbat tbe Btreet
superintendent be allowed an extra
book keeper to post up tbe back work of
the office, to be employed during the
pleasure of tbe council at $75 per month.
THE EXPEIIT'B REPORT.
The expert's report on the shortage is
very lengthy, and to say tha least,
■hows a very careless method of book
keeping on tbe part of Mr. Hutchinson
and bis employees. One item of no
small amount is seen in tbe statement
of the expert that there was no money
deposited, for street incidentals for tbe
year of 1892, except two items. There
is a shortage of $3810.40 in engineers
business and printing done nnder the
V roi>man act; $704 32 shortage in tbe
engineers fee* and printing, the work of
which was done under private contract.
There are various other shortages in
■ewer connections, sale of material, sew
WANT A FRANCHISE.
Ex-Mayor W. H. Workman and T. D.
Hoekins presented a communication
asking for a street railway franchise
over tbe following streets: Commencing
at the southerly junction of First and
Cummings streets, thence southerly
along tbat street to Sixth street, thence
westerly along Sixth street to Boile ave
nue, thence southerly along Boyle ave
nue to Stevenson avenue. The motive
power to be used will probably be elec
Tbe petition was referred to the board
of public works.
MORE FIRE HOSE.
The fire commissioners presented a
•ommunication requesting tbat tbe
touncil purchase 2000 feet of fire hose.
On motion of Mr. Muneon the clerk was
instructed to advertise for bids for tbe
WANTS A PERMANENT CLERK.
The oily treasurer presented a com
munication asking tbat be be allowed a
permanent clerk. He claims tbe work
in bis office is such that his request
should be allowed. Referred to the
FBBE LABOa BUREAU.
The report of the free labor bureau
manager showed that during the past
week 104 applications were made for
employment and 82 positions had been
CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT.
The city engineer made a report show
ing tbat be bad furnished tbe city attor
ney with the description of the property
to be taken for the opening of Balboa
street from Washington to Twenty
third street. Filed.
In the matter of the petition from
Mary I). Brocks et al., asking permis
sion to remove soil from Otter street
west of Belmont avenue, he reported
tbat not having any profile of said
street, the grade not being established,
he could not tell if extra earth is
He recommended that J. M. Dines be
granted permission to grade Vine street
under private contract. Adopted.
He presented a map of tbe proposed
Sunset boulevard. He recommended
that the council adopt and declare said
map official. Adopted.
He reported that there was not a
majority frontage represented for the
improvement of Belmont avenue from
Otter street to Bellevue avenue. Board
of public works.
ORDINANCES OP INTENTION.
The following ordinances of intention
To erade, gravel, curb and construct a
cement walk on State Btreet, from Pico
street to Sixteenth street; to establish
the grade of Breed street, from Sheri
dan avenue to Brooklyn avenue; to
establish the grade of Folsom Btreet,
from Soto to Cor r. veil street; to estab
lish tbe grade of Byram street, from
Tenth street to its southern terminus:
final ordinance to establish and chango
tirade of south half of the intersection
oi Pennsylvania avenue and Michigan
CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT.
In tbe matter of tbe opening of Balboa
Btreet into Twenty-third street, T bave
prepared and herewith present an ordi
nance of intention fixing the district of
assessment, as directed by the council.
In tbe matter of tbe proposed open
ing of Sunset boulevard from the Sisterß'
hoepital to the' city boundary, I find
'that before tbe necessary ordinance ot
inteutlon'can be passed it will be neces-
Bury to change Ihe names ol certain
< streets whicu will become parts of said
I boulevard when opened, and for tbat
I reason I have prepared and herewith
present an ordinance changing the
names of certain streets to Sunset bou
The ordinance changing the names of
the stieetß wns passed.
FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT.
The finance committee reported
recommending that the report of the
city R.ud'tor on the condition of tbe
funds for week ending October 14, 1893,
aud on the condition of hie books for
the month ending September 30, 1803,
be filed. Adopted.
Tbe committee also recommended
that the petitions nf John Bryson, Thos.
Jobansen, A..M. Ellsworth and Mrs. A.
S. Harcourt be referred to tbe city as
sessor to report. Adopted.
Recommend that the sum of $4490.58
be transferred from the cash fund to the
Westlake park pipe line fund and that
petitions of Culver Little Manufactur
ing company in this matter be tiled.
Recommend that tbe petition of Wil
liam Wallace for a rebate of $1.80 on
account ot erroneous assessmsnt be
Recommend that the petition of John
C. Vees relative to a tax sale certificate
CUTTING Or TUSKS.
Upon motion of Mr. Gaffay the mat
ter of removing and trimming shade
trees was ordered done hereafter under
the supervision of the park commission
ers and that all complaints of that na
ture be referred to tbat board. Tbe
city attorney was instructed to present
tbe necessary ordinance.
On motion of Mr. Pessell tbe street
superintendent was directed to repair
the bridge crossing the zanja on Pico
street between Maple avenue and San
Pedro street; also to repair the chuck
holes in Central avenue between Wash
ington street and Adams Btreet.
On motion of Mr. Munson tbe board
of public works was instructed to ex
amine tbe pavement on Main and
Spring streets and report, the repairs
On motion of Mr. Teed specificatiocß
No. 5 were so amended that in the
placing of gravel upon tbe street, wheth
er top or lower layer, no stone be al
lowed on the Btreet larger than two
On motion of Mr. Nickell the street
superintendent waa instructed to close
up the storm-water drain on Mozart
streot between Lyell and Chestnut
streets, so tbat tbe water will not flood
On motion of Mr. Nickell the street
superintendent was directed to cut down
tbe banks on Darwin avenue where it
crosses Lyell street, to conform with the
new grade of Lyell street, bo tbat teams
may cross it.
On motion of Mr. Strohm the water
overseer was instructed to cover the
cement manhole at tbe zanja on Wolf
skin avenue, near Third street; also On
Pearl street, near Twelfth street.
BIDK AST) PROPOSALS.
Spreckels Bros.' Commercial company
was awarded the contract for supplying
tbe city with 800 barrels of cement at
$1.90 per barrel.
The following bids were read and re
To improve Burlington avenue be
tween Fine and Temple atreets: Dodd
& O'Oara, grading, $3.80; curbing, 25c.
St. Soberer, grading, $2.27; curb, 24c.
G. F. McLean, complete, $4.60 per lineal
loot. D. F. Ponegan, improvements
Union avenue eewer: O. A. McQriel,
$1.14; manholes and flush tanks, $385,
John Genilli, complete, $118 per loot.
M. Zuretti, complete, $1.24 per foot.
To improve tbe intersection of Figne
roa and Washington streets: 0. Scherer.
paving, 32c.; curb, 50c.; gutter, 28?^c.;
eewer, complete, $1.75. P. C. Smith,
paving, 31' i.c.; curb, 42c.; gutters,
32" ...0.; sewer, $1.20. A. M. Austin,
paving, 29>i0.; curb, 40o.; sewer, $1.50.
To remove earth- on Main street be
tween Pico and Fourteenth streets: E.
F. Donegan, $190, complete; U. G.
Baldwin, $2.89 per lineal foot; J. P..
Jones, $350, complete; T. A. Grant,
$179, complete; G. T. McLean, $219.
The building committee reported au
thorizing Jndge Austin to make repairs
in bis court room not lo exceed $40.
The bond between the city and H. C.
Register was .approved.
Mr. Strobm withdrew as a member of
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tbe special committee to draft a plumb
ing ordinance and the president ap
pointed Mr. Campbell to fill tbe vacancy.
Wesley Clark was given permission to
pipe a zanja on San Pedro street at
Ninth street, at his own expense, the
work to be done nnder the direction of
the water overseer and tbe zanja com
On motion of Mr. Campbell tbe City
Water company was instructed to place
fire hydrants at the corner of St. Louis
and Brooklyn and at the corner of Sheri
dan and St. Louis streets.
City Auditor Teale returned tbe de
mand of E. K. Green for correction. Re
ferred to the finance committee.
The usual routine requisitions were
passed, npon recommendation oi the
supply committee, including requisi
tions for two horses for tbe fire depart
An ordinance to improve Union ave
nue between Pico and Fourteenth
streets was passed.
The report of the board of public
works as published in Saturday's
Herald, was adopted in full.
PETITIONS AND PROTESTS.
From John £. Booth asking that $2.40
on erroneous assessements be refunded.
From L. M. Evoy asking that $1.20 be
returned as erroneous assessment. Fi
From F. Estudillo et al. protesting
against the sidewalking of Hope street
between Seventh and Eighth streets.
Board of public works.
From H. J. Hilton et al asking that
tbe grade of Burlington avenue be
changed as follows: Tbe grade at Arnold
street to remain as it is, to have tbe
grade at Fourth street lowered four feet,
and tbe grade at the north line of Mary
land street lowered one and one-half
feet, and at thesoutb lineof same street
one foot below the present established
grade. Board of public works.
From Eugene Torrey asking that some
action be taken in tbe matter of three
water pipes broken and destroyed in the
streets of Hyde park during the con
struction of the outfall sewer, as indi
cated upon a map presented. Sewer
From property owners on Washington
street, between Main aud Flower streets,
asking that tbe unused track of tbe Main
street railway be removed from said
street and tbe street put in repair.
Board cd public worfea.
From A. Hoffman asking that certain
tsx salo certificate be cancelled. Finance
From Mrs. Caroline Bonos asking that
certain tax sale be cancelled. Finance
From T. G. Schulze asking tbe $1 80
be refunded on account of erroneous as
sessment. Finance committee.
From A. Green asking that action in
regard to abandoning proceedings of
Bonnie Bray street be revoked. Board
of public works. .
From I. L. Hunt asking ihat certain
tax sale be cancelled. Finance commit
From P. F. Ebert stating that be
withdraws charges as to solvency of one
of City Auditor Teale's bondsmen.
From William Wright asking that the
Main street railway track on Washing
ton street, between Flower and Main
streets, be removed; also petitions for a
cross walk on north side of Washington
street, across Flower. Board of public
From M. L.' Wicks asking for a quit
claim deed to certain property. Finance
From D. W. Field protesting againßt
grading, curbing and sewering of 'Sixth
street. Sewer committee.
From A. W. Barrett, in reference to
certain tax sales. Finance committee.
From H. H. Hamlin, stating that po
liceman Dixon would not pay bis bills.
From the Christian church on Temple
street; asking to change the front of
their building. Fire commissioners.
From W. B. Bosbyshell and others,
asking for six-foot cement walk on both
Bides of Seventh street from Bixel street
to Pearl street.
From A. C. Smithere and A. K. Craw
ford, asking to grant Temple-street
Christian church privilege of adding
new front to tbeir church near Broad
From the Los Angeles Consolidated
Electric company, asking to be allowed
to redeem tax sale of old Maple-avenue
power honse property for 1889, on basis
of $5000 personal property instead of
$19,5000, wbicb is an excessive valua
tion, as thero was nothing bat old ma
chinery in the honse at tbe time.
From Arthur Bray and others, pro
testing against abandoning Figneroa
street from the south line of Sixth
street to tbe north line of Seventh
Walter Schieffer, a prominent tobacco
merchant of New York city, is among
as, business bent.
William Gird, esq., a bright young
Ran Bernardino attorney, was in the
city yesterday on legal business.
Dr. E. R. Smith bas returned from
the east, where be hae been visiting tbe
world's fair and tbe principal hospitals.
Ex-Judge Fox, of the supreme court,
ia in the city and yesterday made an
argument before tbe supreme court in a
case in which he is interested.
Moses A. Gunst, a well known sport
ing man of San Francisco, who conducts
a cigar and saloon business in the Gold
en Gate city, is in Los Angelea ior a few
days on a business trip.
Mr. Victor Ponet has returned from
tbe world's fair. After leaving Chicago
be visited Denver, Salt Lake City and
other western towns, but found them all
very dull as compared with Los Angeles.
Among those who witnessed Satur
day's races was tbe following tally-ho
party: Misses Maryax, Flossie Jones,
Mabel Johnson, Henrietta Anderson
and Jones, Messrs. Ridenbougb, Jevne,
Casbman and Lyons.
COMING OUR WAY.
Grapes Shipped Here, Contrary to tha
Mr. E. Westlake of 134 North Los
Angeles street bas decided to try an ex
periment. In a few days he will receive
a carload of Concord grapes from Fre
doniu, N.Y., which he proposes to spec
Tbis is an unusual thing for Southern
California, but eastern grapes are sold
in Portland and Seattle in large quanti
ties. The grapes are shipped in ten
pound baskets. The gentleman says he
is trying the experiment for the first
time, but hat great hope of good results,
even though Loa Angeles is tbe center
of a great grape growing district.
"Row to Oar* All Skin Oliiimi.'
Simply apply "Swayns's Oiktmbnt." No
internal m dicing required. Carat tetter,
eczema. Itch, all eruptionaon the faoe, handi,
noie, etc., leaving the akin siear, white and
healthy. Its (treat healing and ourallvi powers
are possessed hy no oiher remedy. Ask your
druggist lor Swayns's Ointmmkt.
THE WINDOW SHADE FARCE.
Its investigation Saves the City
Another Jffnketing Demand Passed
by the Board of Education.
A Lively Seaelon or the Educational
Body I.ait Night tin. llughea
Holts the Seaiiou ot tho
Tbe city board of education, evidently
feeling somewhat sore over its defeat by
tbe city auditor in tbe courts for tbe
junketing expenses, tried to "play
even" last night by again passing the
demand of one of one of tbe junketing
committee. Tbis means the beginning
of another suit similar to the one de
cided upon yesterday in tbe superior
court against Dr. C. T. Pepper, president
of the board.
Tbe meeting of tbe board was a lively
one, in which all tbe membore partici
pated. Mrs. Hughes left the meeting
in a very much disgusted manner, pre
sumably on account of the way in which
the "solid seven" controlled things.
The committee appointed to investi
gate and report upon tbe bill of the
Southern California Furniture company
for curtains furnished the Staunton
avenue, the Santa Fe avenue and Hell
man street ecbools, reported as tollows :
"We have examined the curtains
furnished and bave found the same to
be of good quality and well put up.
We bave also endeavored to make a
thorough investigation as to the price
charged by various dealers' in the city
for the same goods, and also as to the
prices heretofore charged tbe school
"We find the prices charged since
Jauuary 1, 1891, have been from 80
cents to $2.50 each for curtains of vari
ous sizes and qualities in large and
"We have priced and have caused
others to price such cnrtainß as those
mentioned in the said bill, and bave
quotations from the leading dealers
here ranging from 90 cents to $1.60 each
"As yet the committee are notexpertn
as to tbe price and qualities of such
goods, aud there being so many varie
ties and qualities to bs considered we
find it difficult to advise tbis board aa
to tbe proper price to be allowed, but
recommend that the price allowed shall
not exceed $1.25 per curtain."
The report was adopted.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
Dr. Wills inquired as to who is re
sponsible for the purchase of the' 70
shades for tbe Ilellman-street school at
$1.00 each, when the committee recom
mends that tbey be bought at $1.25.
The report was adopted by a vote of
7 to 2.
The auditor's refusal to audit the bill
Bayed the city $24.60.
NEW JUNKETING DEMAND.
Mr. Track moved that tbe demand of
Mr. Patty be cancelled, and permission
given to present a new demand for $46 60
for expenses of a trip to investigate tbe
heating systems ior high schools. Car
Mr. Track then presented the demand
which was adopted, as follows :
•"It is the opinion of this board tbat
the demand of L. R. Patty for $46.60 is
for money necessarily disbursed by him
for traveling expenses incurred by bim
in obtaining information necessary to
this board for the purpose of enabling it
to most economically and effectually
provide a system of heating and ventil
ating tbe high school, and that be has
been requested by the board to furnish
such information and has furnished it,
and bas expended said sum."
The following financial statement of
the funds of the board of the city of
Los Angeles ending October 25, 1893,
was read and filed:
"Tbe teachers' salary fund is now
overdrawn to tbe amount of tbe teach
ers' salaries, which is $17,694.50.
"The treasurer bas on hand in the
common school fund $43.31, but he also
has a good many demands on his books
tbat are registered, but tbe same bave
not been collected yet, and some de
mands are out in the hands of the par
ties for whom they were drawn which
have not, been presented to the treasurer
TEACHERS' COMMITTEE REPORT.
Tbe teachers' committee reported
recommending that George E. Knepper,
A. 0. Damond, Miss £. O. Clark and
Mies Mary Killiper be elected substitute
teachers and that Mica Rath Chapman
be chosen substitute kindergarten
, Tbe report also recommended that
permission be given to use one room of
the Castelar street building for a cook
ing ncbool, provided tbe board assume
Tbe report waa adopted.
SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORT.
The special committee appointed to
look into tbe matter ot city pupila at
tending tbe Frnitland school, which is
outside tbe limits, reported recommend
ing tbat tbey continue to attend and
that the amount of their tuition, (10
each, be paid by the sum to be received
Irom the state on census enrollment.
COOE GOT IT.
Tbe award for school desks was given
E. T. Cook, who will furnish the Fash
ion desk at $3.60 or less.
A LIVELY SPAT.
Dr. Wills moved that the Ladies' In
dustrial society for high school pupils
be allowed to use one room in tbe base
ment of the high-school building for a
The motion was amended by a motion
to lay it en the table.
At thie juncture Mrs. Hughes arose to
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discuss the matter when President Pep_
per called ber to order on tbe ground'
tbat the motion was not debatable.
Mrs. Hugbes seemed angry, and said :
"It is not worth while to waste my
time by coming to tbis board, as every
thing done by Dr. Wills and myself is,
as the email boy says, sat upon aud that
The school would be no expense to
the city. When a remark was made by
one of tbe members concerning it Mrs.
"There would be no money in it, I
Dr. Wills characterized the action of
the "solid seven" in defeating his mo
tion as petty spite work, and called
them up with a round turn.
At this juncture Mrs. Hughes left tbe
REGISTERED A KICK.
Ex-Councilman Reese appeared before
the board and made complaint about ali
children being required to purchase
music books upon alternative of being
He made tbe accusation tbat the
music teacher who sold tbe books re
ceives a commission on all books sold.
He declined to give bis authority for the
Mr. Patty said that thiß kind of in
formation had been received by the
board for the last six months, lie
wanted evidence of it.
Superintendent Brown said that if tbe
astounding statement made by Reese
were permitted, there is not a single
teacher's character that will not be
blasted by such insinuations. He vig
orously protested against it.
Reese said the music system needed
careful investigation, and wished to have
his children excused from taking music.
The requeet was not granted.
The committee on buildings reported
that the repairs on certain scbool build
ings had been made in the best manner
The insurance committee reported the
expiration of four insurance policies
which had been replaced.
A communication irom tbe council
relative to the renting of a lot opposite
the high school for lunch rooms pur
poses, was referred to tbe teachers'
A communication from J. G. Griffiths
relative to an insurance policy was re
ferred to the insurance committee.
CARS FOR CALIFORNIA.
Freight. Hound Kutvard Ia Doable that
San Francisco F.raminer: Official re
ports of the Southern Pacific com
pany's freight department chow that
Ihe movement ol California products
for eastern points is increasing steadily-
The shipments this season are unprece
dented. The great cry of shippers is
for cars in which to transport tbe out
put of the field, tbe orchard, the vine
t yard and tbe shop. Oid-time Califor
nianß who familiarized themselves from
the days of '40 with the idaathat every
thing good had to be brought from "the
States" will be surprised tbat there are
no loss than 40 staple articles raised in
California of which hundreds of car
loads are annually sent to our eastern
neighbors. From the bills oi lading the
following list has been compiled.
Asphaltum,beans, borax, brandy, bulbs,
cabbage, canned goods, codfish, canned
fish, fish in barrels, dried fruit, fruit in
glass, green fruit, fruit trees, fuse, glue,
bides, honey, hops, horns, horses, leath
er, wine lees, live stock, lumber, malt,
nuts, cocoa oil, oleo oil, oranges, wooden
pipe, i powder, prunes, quicksilver, rai-
Btns, garden seed, mustard Reed, onion
seed, shingles, stearins, sugar, syrup,
Bulpbnrets, street railway cables, vegeta
bles, N. O. S., onions, potatoes, wine,
There are many other products worthy
oi more than a passing notice, bat the
list above given presents the most im
portant articles, so far as plenitude of
production ie concerned.
APPLES TO THE FRONT,
The next article to be added to the
list will be apples. The Southern Pa
cific having ascertained from its agents
throughout tbe apple-growing districts
ot the state tbat tbere will be a surplus
of at least 500 carloads of apples after
tbe needs of the Pacific coast have been
snpplied, have taken steps to secure a
rate that will permit of their transfer to
eastern markets. As Chicago is regard
ed ac the entrepot of all points eastward,
the Southern Pacific is seeking to estab
lish a figure of a cent a pound from Cal
ifornia points to Chicago. The connect
ing roada east of Ogden have been
asked to consent to prorate on the basis
proposed by the Southern Pacific, and
it is believed tbat they will do so. Tbe
freight charge will amount to 50 cents a
box on tbe ordinary varieties of apples
produced in tbis state, which would
bring the price in Chicago to about the
rate tbat ruled in thiß city last year.
The attempt to put apples on the
eastern market grew out of the success
tbat attended a similar effort in regard
to potatoes. Three years ego shipments
of potatoes out of California cut bat a
email figure in the traffic of the rail
roads. A season of what threatened to
be overproduction induced the railroad
company to seek an outlet for the tubers
by securing a special rate eastward.
Tbis waa done, and the potatoe trade
has grown to enormous proportions.
Last week a solid train of potatoes was
taken over the southern roate to Texas.
The Lone Star state is a greedy buyer of
California potatoes. It seems as if they
can scarcely get enough to satisfy the
demands of the market. Their lands
do not appear to be well adapted to tbe
growing of potatoes.
POTATOES BY THE CARLOAD
Thousands of carloads of potatoes
will be sent over tbe Central Pacific and
Union Pacific lines this year. If tbe
experiment with apples tarns out equal
ly successful, the foothill orchards of
the state will at once become more val
uable, and a new source of productive
wealth will be added to the list.
A few years ago tbe railroad compa
nies had hard work to fill the cars going
eastward. It was considered good lack
when a train passed the state line half
full of freight. Now exactly tbe oppo
site is the case. The eaatbonnd freight,
carload for carload, is doubie that
destined for the Pacific coast. Tbe bal
ance of trade is in favor of California,
instead of being on tbe other side of tbe
ledger, as was recorded nntil tbe last
year and a half.
Wheat sbipmsnts do not figure in
railroad traffic, all that branch of tbe
carrying trade being monopolized by
In addition to the articles actually
produced there are many things that
pass through California, euch as tea
from China and Japan, coffee from .South
America, sealskins from Alaska, cedar
logs, rattan, rice and pearl shells from
South Sea islands.
THE SUPREME COURT
Several Cases Argued and Submitted In
In department one of the supreme
court yesterday the following cases were
Drew et al. vs. Hicks et al.; Kuss
Lumber and Mill company vs Roggen
Kamp et al.; Will vs. tbe Lytle Creek
Water company; Porter et al. vs. tbe
Arrowhead Reservoir company; Craig
vs. San Bernardino Investment com
pany ; Mclntyre vs. the Southern Cal
ifornia Motor Road company; Connor
vs. the Southern California Motor Road
company; Electric Light and Power
company vs. City of Ssn Bernardino.
In department two the following caees
Sanford vs. East Riverside Irrigation
District; Talmadge vs. Arrowhead Res
ervoir company; Ogden vs. Packard ;
San Diego Water company vs. Pacific
Coast Steamship company; St. Louis
National bank vs. Gay, jr.
THE PASSING OF JESSE.
Mr. Despaln or Weyse Btreet Suddenly
Jesse Despain, of 1431 Weyse street,
who disappeared from home on Friday
night, and concerning whom an evening
paper touchingly states tbat he kissed
his wife and disappeared, has kissed his
wife and disappeared on former occa
sions, but, unlike the cat of poetical
fame, be always came back—when he
Mr. Despain's mother-in-law called
at tbe police station and informed tbe
authorities tbat tbe raisßing man bad
disappeared once before, but bad re
turned wben the funds gave out,
Ibe police are of the opinion that be
will unce more return to embrace bis
wife when tbe $60 be had at the time of
his going vanishes.
Two Stepping Stones
to consumption are ailments we
often deem trivial —a cold and
a cough. Consumption thus ac
quired is rightly termed " Con
sumption from neglect."
not only stops a cold but it is re
markably successful where the
cough has become deep seated.
Scott's Emulsion is the
richest of fat-foods yet
the easiest fat-food to
take. It arrests waste
and builds up healthy
Prepared by Boott £ Bowne, N. Y. All drnseuts.
QBANI) exhibition of
Carpets, Portieres, Embroideries,
At 312 S. Spring St.
On Friday, Oct. 27th,
IMPORTED BY THE
Headquaiters, 480 Pine at., San Francisco.
Tho entire collection to be lold AT AUC
TION on SATURDAY end MONDAY,
Oot. 28th nod Itoth. Nt 10:30 a id.and 2 p.
m. MATLOCK Jc BIEu, Auctioneers.
giW This will be a very Interesting sale, as
the value oi tach rug will be marked iv plain
inures in the catalogue, informing intending
purchasers as to their quality, and to find out
also bow treat a bargain they are getting, as
every article must be sold at whatever it bring*.
There will be a Turkish artist at tbe exhibi
tion making a rag ot raw silk for tho Midwin
ter Fair. 10-24
The Celebrated t tmn Snrt,
in to cure any form fC> AT
Jjy of nervous disease if
■H or any disorder of
the generative or-
, gaasofeUliene. v**joiilgtxL
tV whetlier 'jjf/ffizter
i rom theexcesisivo /
BEFORE useof Stimulants, AFTEf
Tobacco or Opium, or through youthful indlitf
Hon, over Inuulgccce, etc., such as Loss of Brain
Power, Wakefulness, Bearing down Pains in tbt
back, Seralnsl Weakness, Hysteria. Nervous Pros
tration, Nocturnal Emissions, Leueorrhcsa, fjix
slness, Weak Memory, Loss of Power and Impo
tency, which i f neglect*! nf ten lead to premature
old acii and insanity. Price |1.00 a box, Sboxct
tor J5.00. Bent by mall on receipt ot price*
A WRITTEN GUARAK7?EB Is given !(
every ?5.00 order received, to rsfutid themonea ! f
a Permanent cure is not effected. We havt
thousandsei testimonials from old and youna
of both Mines, who have been permanently cere*
b/theu»»of Aphroditlne. Circular free. Addreal
Tfir APHRO MEOtCINF CO.
Sold by H. M. SALI A SON, Druggists, 220
8. Spring St., JjOj Angeles, Cat.
-RIAL ESTATE AND GENERAL—
DEALER IN NEW <fc SICOND-HANE
233 W. FIRST ST.
Brings comfort and improvement and
! tends to personal enjoyment when
| rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
I less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy. Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in tho form most acceptable and pleas
ant to tho taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system
dispelling colds, headaches nnd fevers
ana permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession because it acts on tho Kid
neys, Liver nnd Bowels without weak
ening them aud it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists inGOc and SI bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whoso name is printed on every
package, also tbe name. Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept uny substitute if offered.
NEW I.OS ANIIKl.i'l TIIKtTKIt.
(Under direction ol At, iUymax.)
li. 0. WYAL'f. Mauaijr.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY,
October 2tith, 27th and 28th, 1893.
Mr, Sutton Vane's realistic drams,
THE SPAN OF LIFE!
WM. CAI.DER'S I.REAT COMPANY,
Uu"er tbe direction of Mr. H. S. Taylor.
(The tr'dje of Human Bodiej!
SEE < The L gulliou«edcene!
' lhu Ure&lesl Novelty of the Ago!
The cleverest, mott exciting melodrama seen
hero in many moons.—Now York Herald.
Usual Prices—2&c, 00c, 750 aud $1.
HENRY J. X RAMEB'S
DANCING AND DEPORTMENT.
Beginners* Claw—Ladies, Misses snd Mastars;
r.f-tn. Baturday, October 14Ut, l.:! 0 to 3 So
Advanced Class — Ltdles, Miss*-, and Masters,
opens Saiuidny, Octont.r 14tb, :t 30 to 5:30 p.m.
Infanta' Class—For children 4 lo 7 years oid,
opons Monday, October loth. 3::I0 io 5 p. m.
Beginners' " lass —Ladles and Betitlem»n,
Mondaj and Thuraday Evening*, opens
day, October ll'ih at 7 ,'lO p. m.
Advancer) Class — Lanies and Gentlemen,
opens Wedansday, October 18tb at H p. m.
For further particulars, aptdy at tbe olbce,
3to 5 dally, 139 West Ftf<h .Street. References
required from all applicants. 10-1 lm
U— i .
IMRST PKKSBYTKKIAN CHURCH.
. Corner Becoud and Broadway.
FIB ST GRAND CONCERT
LOS ANGELES SEXTETTE CLUB
MR. H. E. HAMILTON, Violin.
MR. A. J. STAM*, Viola.
MR. W. V. McQCILI.BN, Flute.
MR. B. fItrZRiJCH. 'Cello
MR. ELMER WACIITEL, Violin.
MR. JOHN MUSSO. «««.
Assisted by MISS JENNY T. KEMPTON, So>
Admission, 50c. Reserved seats. 75c.
Hettscan lis reserved at church on and after
Wednetdsy morning, uct. 25th. 10-217t
Corner Third and Hill • treats.
FRANCISCO POPULAR CONCERT
October 28tb, at 2:30 o'olook.
i. BOND FRANCISCO, violinist, assisted Uy
MlB3 AUGUiTTNK BEKUER, pianist. Ml d
NAN ETT » GOITSCHALK, soprano, MIBS EL-A
ISIERLICH, viola, MS. BERNHARDT BIEK-
I.ICH, 'cello: aoonspani inputs rendered by
MliS MARY L. O'DONOUGUUE aud MlaS
10-22 Ot Admission, 50 Cents.
X S I- Cor. Spring and First sts.
Ladies' Entrance on First St.
From 7:UO to 12 p.m., under the leadership of
the celebrate! violin player,
MISS JULIA DE BELTRAN,
MISS AUGUSTA VENDT,
MISS ANNA PANHAN3,
MIS 3 LIZZIE TIMMINB,
MISS PAULINA KLAO3,
MISS GERTRUDE KLAUS,
Mi S NETTIE KLAUS,
Every night and Wednesday and Saturday
The finest Commercial Lunch In tbe clor.
Meals a la carte at all hour*. 10 7 tl
NEW VIENNA BJIFFBT.
Court st.<*et. Mala and Sprlaj 1:1
7. KERKOW, PROPRIETOR,
Free Rellued Enturtaiument.
EVERY EVENING, irom 7:30 until U,au I
Saturday Matinee from I to A p. a.
Engagement of the Great and only
Iti Her Unrivaled Spcclaltlos.
Reappearance of the Favorites of Lei Augelet,
MISS LINA CREWS,
MISS ANTONIE GREVE
And tbe celebrated
BERTH FAMILY ORCHESTRA,
MISS MARGUERITE BERTH, DlreotlsaH.
Fine commercial lunch dally. Mas!* a It
carte at till hours 3-2* If
joelpohem • •
• • the tailor
Has just received first shipment of
Woolens which wero boufbt dtreot
from tbe mills at greatly : :m
Fine English Diagonal, Pique an l
Beaver Suits Made to Order at a
Great Reduction. Also One of U&
Finest Sc'scions of
Best of Workmanship and i'orfoo'.
Fit Guaranteid or No Sale.
JOE POHEIM, THE TAILOR,
lAS SOTTTH RPRIVIJ XT
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