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Mayor Rowan Vetoes the To boggan Ordinance Because It Was Defective. THE COUNCIL TABLES IT. A Now Flan Under Way to Care for the Unem ployed. A MiiTtinaut Bet ob Voot to Refund ■ I-arc a Amouut or Oity Bonds. Herman Markwelder's Request. Tbs various members of tbe oity council were present at the meeting of that body yesterday, and very few otber people were in attendance, althongb natters of some moment were np for consideration. In addition to quite a grist of routine business the council had the pleasure of listening to a brief message from Mayor Rowan, vetoing the ordinance prohibiting toboggan slides. The mayor called attention to a discrepancy in tbe way the ordinance waa framed, and the council tabled both the message and tbe ordinanoe. Ex-Mayor Henry T. Hazard, inde pendent Republican candidate for mayor, waa not preaent to bear tbe cloar cut tones of tbe oity clerk aa he read City Attorney MoKarland'e review of hia re cent ntterancea anenc the Spilman water controversy. The document was enjoyed by those who heard it, however. The Associated Charities in coda ee tlon with the council inaugurated a movement for more systematic euro of the unemployed of the oity this winter. Herman Markwalder presents'! an in teresting claim for nearly $1000 on ac count of bis revoked license, witb which the finance committee will wreetle. protests laid over. The matter of the proteta of W. B. Mcintosh et al., against a sewer on Bellevue avenue, and proles! on Anne atreet sewer, were laid over and set for Tuesday next at 2 o'clock. There waa a discussion over the pro posal of letting the Hill atneet eewer ap peal go over another week. Mr. Munaon explained that if it went ovar there was a ohar.ee that the conn ell would be able to arrange to give 112,000 or 115.000 to tlie people of tbat district and help tbem out. The matter was postponed until Tuesday of next week. The matter of tbe protest against tbe widening of Hroadway from Ninth to Tenth was taken up. City Attorney MoFarland reported, saying that tbe council oould assess tbe atreet railroad in th? district of assess ment, or refer it back to the commis sioners. It would expedite matters for tbe council to fix the assessment. One of the protects against tbe widen ing was on the ground that the atreet railroad had not been assessed. Mr. Munson did not agree with the city attorney. Of course they oould make the assessment, bat he was not prepared to fix any assessment at that time. Mr. Oottschalk aaid that before the railroad assessment waa fixed, he de aired to introdno* testimony on behalf of th* railroad, showing the benefits. Mr. Rhodes moved tbat the hearing be continued until Tuesday next at 2 •'elook. Carried. THK TOBOGGAN ORDINANCE VETOED. Mayor Rewan returned the toboggan ■Idle ordinance, without hii approval. Ha considered that there waa a fatal variance between the title ol the or dinance and the body of the document. Tbe title prohibited the running of to boggane within oertaln limits of tbe city and the body of the ordinanoe pro hibited tbem within the city at all, ex cept by permission of the counoil. Mr. Frank Sabichi addressed the coun cil asking that the ordinance be laid on tbe table and that the matter be fought •ut in the courts, where it now is. He hoped the council would not do injustice to the rights of Mr. Qainn, who bad come a stranger to the city and invested money. Mr. Niekell moved that tho message and ordinanoe be laid on the table. Car ried, Messrs. Muuion and Rhode* vot ing in the negative. MOTIONS. Mr. Btrohm moved that the etreet ■uperintendent road up Third street be tween Crocker and Alameda street. Re ferred to hoard of publio work*. A motion by Mr. Strobm to have Fifth etreet to tho Aroade depot sprinkled of tenor than baa been done prevailed. An ordinance for sewer on Sixth atreet and Wolfskill avenue was adopted. A request by Mr. Campbell to put up bill board* opposite the oity hall was referred to the board oi publio work*. SHODDY MACHINES. Health Officer Power* presented an ordinanoe amendatory of tbe health ordinanoe prohibiting the establishment of any shoddy or oarpet beating ma chine* within 100 feet of any chnrcb, school or dwelling house. The council adopted an amendment increasing the distance to 200 feet and the ordit nee passed. IROPOHALS AND DEMANDS. Proposals were received for renovat ing the East Side engine house from A. Gillard, $00.40, and Webb & Blair, $593. Tbey were referred to the building com mlttee A number of demands were favorably reported on by the finance oommittee and were allowed, while tbe various recommendations of the board of publio woiks, heretofore published, were ap proved. r ' rbe ' e wore additional reoommenda tiona by tbe board for the street aoper intendent to place crosswalks across Baldwin atreet, east side of Sicbel street; across Main, west side Griffin avenue; aoroes Baldwin slreet, weat side Griffin Yi'Ti detat .* H »»kin* "treet. west aid* of Hancock attest; across Orange street at Union avenue; on east side Kdgeware road; south tide Bellevue avenue and over Lome etreet on north side of Thirtieth street. Adopted. Also, that the city engineer prepare specifications to ba adopted to advertise for bids lor furnishing atone for cross walks, Adopted. CITY ATTORNEY KKOOMMSKI)ATIONS. The report ol the oity attorney wae aa follows: As directed by you I bave drawn a con tract witb Conrad Hcherer for the im provement of the intersection of Grand avenue and Jefferson atreot. Ap proved. I bave also drawn and present here with draft of a contract with tho Herald Publishing company for publishing the propoaed charter amendments. Ap proved. You havo instructed me to prepare a contract witb H. C. Register for laying a 22 inch pipe of steel ou Lakesbore av enue, Second and Fremont streeta, Bald pipe to be laid in four incbea of sand surrounding the entire pipe. Mr. Reg ister claima that tbe requirement of fon inohes of sand is not in accordance with tbe specifications and advertisement nnder which he pnt in his bid, and tbat be oannot do this work at the price bid with this extra requirement in tbe contract. At his request I have prepared a con. tract in accordance witb his bid, leav ing ont the requirement about laying laid pipe in four inches of sand; but I have not approved tbia contract and Cannot do ao unless so instructed by you. Continued to afternoon session, and then tbe matter was referred to ths aanja committed. Aa instructed by you I have prepared the following ordinances: Ordinance authorizing property own era to improve a certain alley under pri vate contract. Passed. Ordinance granting property owners permission to improve Luoas avenue under private contract. Passed. An ordinance authorizing tbe em ployment of 20 additional men and two teams in the street department for a period of 30 days. Passed. Ordinance regulating the stringing and designating of wires carrying elec tricity for purposes of light and sower. Passed. Ordinance for the widening of Thir tieth etreet botween San Pedro and Maple avenue. Passed. Ordinance regulating tbe depositing oi oil in street?, zanjas and other publio places. Passed. Ordinance granting permission to property owners to improve a certain alley between the Fairmont and West lake tracts. Passed. Ordinance granting permission to property owners to improve a portion of Sixth street nnder private contract. Paased. At tbe request of Mr. Strohm I bave prepared aud herewith present an ordi nance for the widening of Central ave nue at a point near Eighth street. Laid over one week. Also an ordinance amending the fire ordinance so as to regulate the opera tion of gasoline engines in tbe general fire limits. Passed. I have prepared and present herewith draft of a oontraot with the South Side Irrigation company iv regard to laying pipe in San Pedro atreet, between Washington and Jefferson streets, and inrniabing sewage water therefor. Re ferred to tbe eewer committee. Mrs. Spence, as executrix of tbe es state of £. F. Spence, has brongbt suit against tbe city to quiet title to the lot on the southwest corner of Spring and Fourth streets, being lot 6 of blook 10, Ord'e survey. I bave examined tbe ab stract of title to this property and the affidavits furnished by Mrs. Spence, and find therefrom that tbe property hns been held adversely to the city for a period of over 40 yeara and under an old grant made by tbe Aynntamiento in 1860. I therefore recommend tbat tbe city file a disclaimer in thia action, aa tbe city has no claim whatever to the property. Approved. I desire to oall yonr attention to tbe fact that the ordinance calling an elec tion for the purpose of submitting to the people the question of issuing bonds for the improvement of parks, school bouses and the like must be completed at onoe. and tbat it is therefore esientiat tbat yon at once determine tbe number and bonndaries of the precincts, designate the voting places, and fnrnish me with a list of the offioeri to serve at such elec tion. Messrs. Munson, Rhodes and Niokell were appointed a special committee to work with tbe city attorney in the preparation of tbe necessary ordinance for the bond election. FINANCE COMMITTEE. The finance committee roport*d, re commending tbe return of small snms to two or tbree double assessment peti tioners, and tbe recommendations were approved. Also, recommending tbe return of $25 to Charles A. Schroder* Co. on account of saloon license for Holtenbeok hotel for October, it not having been opened until tbe 27th of the month. Approved. seweu committee. The sewer committee made tbe fol lowing recommendations: We, your committee, to whom was referred petition No. 907, from J. B. Banning et al., asking that a sower be constructed on Westlake avenue, be tween Ninth and Tenth streets, would recommend that tbe city engineer pre sent tbe necessary ordinance of inten tion for doing the work. Approved. We would alao recommend that J. B. Banning be allowed to construct a sewer on Westlake avenue, between Tenth and Eleventh streets, by private contract, and we would recommend that tbe city attorney present the necessary ordi nance. Approved. In reference to petition No. 017, from J. E. McNeil et al.. asking that a sewer be constrneted on First street, between Breed and Mott streets, we would re commend that tbe petition be referred to tbe city engineer, to present the nec essary ordinance of intention for doing the work, provided tbat it does not in terfere witb tbe plans of tbe oity en gineer for building aewera by districts. Approved. We wonld recommend tbat protest No. 457 from A. W. Thome et al. protesting against tbe construction of a sewer ou Eaat Ann street be referred to tbe oity engineer to ascertain whether or not the proteat represents a majority of the frontage. Continued until hearing of protest. In reference to petition No. Bwi from A. J. Wilson et. asking that a sewer be constructed on St. Paul avenue, from Orange street to a point on tbe north side of lot 57 fronting on said street, we recommend that the city engineer pre sent tbe necessary ordinance for doing tbe work, providing that it does not in terfere with hi* plan* for sewering the oity by districts or otherwise. Ap proved. In reference to petition No. 938 from Frank Higgina et al., asking that a aswor be constructed on Twenty-ninth etrtet, between Mnift Maple nvenue. LOS ANGELES HERALD. TUESDAY tfOBNTNO, NOVEMBER 27. 1894, we would recommend thst t'ne city en gineer Oo dirsotod to present the neces sary ordinance oi intentior. Approved. Afternoon Session. At the afternoon session after aban doning proceedings for constructing a sewer on Patton street, the council heard representatives of tbe Associated Charities. Mr. Pridbam, president of the Asso ciated Charities, addressed the council and preaented a report from a commit tee of the association, to which bad been delegated the task ol formulating some plan to relieve the tramp evil and the providing of the necessaries ol life to the unemployed, The committee did not consider th at the plan of latt year should be followed out again, bnt in brief made the following suggestions: A NEW PLAN. Gentlemen:—At a recent meeting of the centrnl council and director.! of tho Associated Charities oi Loa Angelea, numerous prominent citizen" caliod at tention to the fact that as the winter approaches the number of migratory, unemployed men ia increasing in our naidat, and that eome'hing should he done to meet tbo requirements ol this large clasß of uninvited and impecunious peoplo. By request of tbo citizens re ferred to, the Associated Charities ap pointed a committee, composed of tlte nndersigned genllemeu, to present to yonr honorable body a plan to relieve the people of Los Augeles from the im portunities to whicb they are subjected by the element known as tramps. Recognizing the fact that your honor able body, as alao tbe county officials, have in tbe past placed certain sums at the disposal of the Associated Charities ac an emergency fund to meet the im mediate necessities of the hungry (and, therefore, desperate) mon who invaded the city, and tbat it baa been conceded by all tbat twice the amount of good was done with the few hundred doliars thus donated tban could possibly bave been dons by individual effort, it is thought by this CDmrnittee that «ome scheme might be devised upon tbe fol lowing outlined plan, or something ap proaching it, which wonld make it unnec essary to pursue the vety undesirable oonrae adopted during last winter. It is an undisputed faot that the cli matic oonditiona of this country attract large numbers to our city for tbe winter and tbat each winter the number is in creasing. They come and abide with ua, and, whether we will it so or not, they must and do obtain food while here, for which no return is made by them. The object of this appeal to yon ig to prevent these unfortunate people from living in idleness and upon the benevo lence of individuals. To accomplish this end the undersigned would respect fully suggest that an appropriation he made by the oity and county of Los An gsles of sufficient money to erect and oquip a suitable shelter in soma ono ol the outlying parks, so situated as not to detract from the beauty of tbs same, and that food for these unemployed be anpplisd, provided they will in return for auch food aud shelter perform auch work as the park commissioners may dictate. The committee wonld suggest that tha building and equip ments for same be inexpensive, and that Buch tools be provided for the la borers aa will be of the greatest utility in the work; tbe man to be placed nnder the direct supervision of tbe park com missioner*, or such person as they may delegate to see that tbe men render ser vice commensurate to relief teceived. It is not intended by your committee that thete unemployed men shall ba required to do a foil day's work, each and every working day, but that tbey shall be given sufficient time to seek other em ployment if tbey so desire; but in tbe event of anyone being detected in beg ging npon the street for food or shelter whan the earns ia afforded them at the park, that tbey be placed nnder arrest and dealt witb as otber violators of the city's laws. This plan is submitted for your con sideration, and the committee b3lieves tbat it would be instrumental in re lieving the city of a great number of un desirable visitors who wonld otherwise prolong their stay among us, for it can not be deniid tbat very many of tbe class referred to will leave any plaoe in whicb they find they are required to work for what they get to eat. Respectfully aubmitted, (Signed) VV. 0. Patterson, H. New-mark, J. M. Glass, JOBEI'U MeSMRR, Committee appointed by the Associat ed Charities. Mr. Munßon thought tbe matter shonld be referred to v special commit tee and tbat the course suggested was a proper one. He thought last year the council began too late,and tbougut now was tbe time to begin tbe work of prep aration. A special oommittes of three, con sisting uf Messrs. Nickel), Pessell aod Rhodes was appoiuted by President Teed to co-operate with the representa tives of the Associated Charities. Mr. Patterson from the Associated Charities thanked the council for its prompt action and said that they wonld heartily co-operate with the committee. A REFUNDING PROPOSITION. The finance committee presented tbe following:' We, your committee, recommend that your city attorney be instructed to pre sent an ordinanoe calling an election for the refunding of $151,00.) of bonds now drawing 7 per cent interest, and $246,000 bonda now drawing 6 per cent, making a total of $3J(t,000, which we think can be relunded at a less rate of interoat. A discussion arose over the time that such an election should be held, but no definite action was taken, it being un derstood tbat it would be after the school bond eiection. Neither was any thing definite said about the rate oi re funding interest, tbat matter to be Bet tied wben the ordinanoe is presented. Tbo oity attorney was directed to pre sent an ordinance. EX-MAYOR HA/. HID RAKED PORE AND AFP. City Attorney McFarlend presented tbe following red-hot criticism of ex- Mayor Hazard's outgivings upon the Spillman water act: Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 21, 1894. To the Honorable Couucllof the City of Loi An gelea: Gentlemen:— My attention haa been called to an article published in Mon day's Times giving an interview with Mr. H. T. Hazard, in whicb be states tbat the stipulation entered into in tbe Spilman water suit does not protect the city'e interests; that by it Mr. Snilman is given the right to drain the waters of Lus Angelea river, as well as all of the percolating watera of the Sau Fernando valley, and tbe right to tnnnel under the river and carry its waters into the Oa huenga valley. The statement is also made that Mr. Spilman's proposed im provements and developments would enable him to drain and absorb all of the waters upon tbe land whioh the city now proposes to purohase for headworks, and X WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th, 1 W ILL BE ■ ' . ===== I Remnant Day at Hales. | "pVERYONE who has attended our great Remnant sales knows that this means great remnant bargains. & 5000 REMNANTS, short lengths, in Dress Goods, Wash Goods, Domestics, etc. will be closed out at *w W <Ty f~\ Per Cent Discount from Regular Remnant Prices. *r $ SHORT LENGTHS AT LESS THAN COST. # J WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th. J for whicb purchase h) ciiy is about to issue bonds. This article ia ao unfair, untruthful and unwarranted, and coaling aa it doea irom a gentleman who h >.i been twica mayor ol the city, and whr, ia now a can didate (or election to tbe aame oflice, 1 do not think we ebon! t allow it to b i nnauEwored. If Mr. Hazard ia right the city conncil and uivaelf are either a lot of idiots who shoukl he cent to an asylum, or else a lot ol knaves wbo ehonld be sent to the penitentiary. I think that any fair minded man who reads tbe stipulation will see tbat the city's lnteresta bave been fully protect ed and tbat the outcry of Mr. Hazard Is merely one of his usual methods of making political capital for himself. Bat for fear the caaunl reader may bo misled by bis btatemeuta. I will again explain the matter. In the ti rat piacs tbe stio ulation waa not given in full by Mr. Hazard, but waa garbled, words and seutencea being left out which wholly changed ils text and meaning; wbicb not only deceived the publio into think ing their rights to the river bad been given away, but also to cast an implica tion of incompetency and dishonesty upon the oity officials. As soon as tbe Times' attention was called to tbe fact that a garbled statement of tbe stipula tion had been furnished to it, it at once published tho stipulation in the form in which it reallr existed, but Mr. Hazard allowed the matter to go without correc tion for a week, and only referred to it iv thia morning* Times after tbe matter bad been discussed for a week in tho newepapers. In this laat article he makes the statement that tbe Spilman land (in controversy) extends directly across tbe Los Angelea river, from the hills on one aide to tbe bills on tbe other side, intercepting every drop of water that comes from tbe San Fernando val ley, whicb statement is alao untrue, as the Spilman land is only 53 acres, lies on the east aide of tbo river and at no point is it nearer to the river than 900 feet. The faots are theae: Laat summer Mr, Spilman brought suit against tbe city to quiet title to tbe waters lying undevel oped in 53 aores of land whioh are situ ate about 900 feet east of the Los An gelea river and two miles north of the city limits. Spilman claimed that a Mr. Richardson owned tbe land but tbat he (Spilman) owned all the water lying in the same; alleged that the city claimed some interest in tbe waters in tbe land but that snob claim was with out right, and asked that his title aa against tbe city should be quieted. No otber land or watera except that con tained in the 53 acres was involved or affected by the suit. Tbe city never bad any claim to this land whatever, and tbe only claim it oonld possibly bave to tbe waters lying in the aame would be to prove that auch water formed a part of the sources, feeders and underground flow of the river. I therefore filed an answer to that affect. Tbe case waa act for trial November 13th, and I at once began preparations for trial. I found upon examination of the land that it was a dry sandy mesa lying on a bank 20 feet high above the river bed aud at least 900 foet from tbe same. Tbere were no external indications tbat tbere waa any water in tbe land and very little to ebow if there was where the water came from and where it went to. It waa easy enough to claim that such water was a part of the sources of the river, bnt I at once saw the diffi culty of proving that fact, which I wonld, of course, be required to do by a preponderance of evidence, as presump tively the water in tbe land belongs to the owner of tbe laud. The city council authorized me to employ three promi nent engineers, who examined the premises in connection with the oity engineer, and wo were making prepara tions for extensive surveys as well as boring of te>t wells, wbicb preparations wero unfinished wben tbe day of trial came. I made an application for a con tinuance upon tbat ground, which was vigorously contested by Mr. Spilman. I then offered to make the stipulation entered into, which was agreed to by Mr. Spilman, after much controversy— not the stipulation aa published by Mr. He/, ud, but in the following form: First—Thst William 0. Richardson is tha owner of tbe land described in tbe o.'inplaint. Second—That W. T, Spilman is the owner of the undeveloped water lying in said laud and has tbe right to develop and übb the same subject to tbe qualifi cations hereinafter mentioned. Third—That the city of Los Angeleo is tbe sole owner of all tbe waters of the Los Angeles river aitnate in the county of Los Angeles, state of California, and also of all waters forming part of its soutces, underground flow, feeders, springs and all subterrauoan waters flowing into tbe same and tributary thereto. Fourth—Tbat tbe city ol Loe Angeles ha? no interest in the real estate de scribed in tbe oomplaint or in the under ground, undeveloped water lying there in, except as constituting a part of the sourcss. feeders, springs, underground flow aud subterranean waters of the Los Angelea river, and are tributary there to ; and that as to all of such waters tho city of Los Angeleß ia tbe sole owner thereof. fifth— That tho right of said Spilman to develop and use the underground un developed waters upon said land shall be limited to tbe right to develop aud use only so much of said waters hi do not constitute a part of tha sources, feeders, springs, underground fliw and subterranean waters of tbe L>e Angeles river, aod as are not tributary thereto This is the stipulation as entered into, while the stipulation aa published by Mr. Hszird is as follows: The first two paragraphs and ilia fifth paragraph were qnoted correctly, bnt the third and fourth have bean gar bled and jumbled together iv one para graph as follows: "Second—Bnt that tbe city of L-js Angeles is tbe sole owner of all the waters of the Los Angeles river and alao of ail water forming a part of its sources, underground, undevelopod waterH lying therein, except to such of eald waters as constitute a part of its sources, feeders, sprinja, underground fllW and oubterrauean watere of tlie Los Angeles river, or are tributary thereto, and that as to all of such wat ers tho city of Los Angeles is tbo cole owner," It will at ones De Been that this gar bled statement changes the whole char acter, force aud etl'ect of the Btipnlation as made, and would, instead of protect ing the city's rightl in the source* of the river, seem to except ita sources from the city's ownership. Upon this false and garbled statement Mr, Hazard then proceeds to make his argument. Tbo principal reason why I was anxioaa to avoid at the present time tbs task of proving that the water in this land, if any, waa a part of ths sources of the L is Angeles river was tbat tbsre is so little at present upon whicb to found such proof, lhore is really nothing to go npon exoept hypoths ia and oonjecture. No water is running from the land, and but few indications npon which even ex perts oould form an opinion. Had I gone on and tried the caae and failed to saiiafy the court tbat the water fortnsd a part o! the soaroes of tbe river the judgment of the court would have been tbat the city had no rigbt to tbe water in the land, whioh judgment would have forever debarred tbe city, even if aub sequent developments would show tbat waters of the river had been lessened. What I desired was to proteot the city's interests so that if in t he future it ahonld be shown that tbe flow of the river was being diminished tha city would be free to enjoin snch development; conse quently I prepared tbe stipulation wbicb, in my opinion, as well aa in tbe opinion of many prominent lawyers, judges and busineis men, fully protects the city's interests at all points, By tbia stipulation Mr. Spilman ia not given the right to take one drop of water from tbe river or any of its sources, ia not au thorized to tnnnel nnder tbe rivar or to divert or carry any water from tbe river to the Cahnenga valley or anywhere else. He cannot even take a drop of water from hia own land in oaee it is ehown that it would lessen tbe flow of tbe liver. The city can enj tin Mt. Spilman tbe moment be sticks tbe first spade in his own land for tbe purpose of developing water, or wben be com mences to tnnnel or develop nnder fhe river. And. in my opinion, Mr. Spil man is in an infinitely worse condition now tban if be had never brought suit. The concluding part of Mr. Hazard'a statement where he states that the completion of the works of Mr. Spil man wonld enable him to absorb tbe water from tbe land which tbe city is now contemplating obtaining for head works ia as false and misleading, if not more so, tban tbe garbled stipulation tnat ha published. While the land owned by Spilman and concerned in thia auit is situated on the San Rafael ranch on tbe east side of tbe river and nearly opposite the station at Tropics, the land which the oity is now propos ing to purchase for headworks lies upon the west side of tbe river npon tbe west side of tbe river npon the Provt dencia ranch, at least tbree miles above the Spilman laud and at an elevation ol probably 70 feet above it. Any man of common sense knows that devsiop menta npon tbe Spilman laud could vat poesibly absorb the water in the head works land. Upon tbe contrary, tha city by acquiring this land oan take out all of the water which might otherwise flow down to Mr. Spilman. Tbia false statement in regard to the ef" feet of thia stipulation upon the land proposed to be purchased by tbe oity for head-works must bave been de liberately made for tbe purpose of de ceiving the people into voting against the bonds to be issued for head-works. No other construction can be placed upon It. The favorite scheme of the City Water company in or<isr to prevent the city from owning its own water works haa bsen to prevent the city from acquiring land for head-works, knowing that without such h»ud works the oity would be unable to properly maintain its own system of water works. But tbe people of this city are ao much in earn est in the proposition that theeity shall own its own water works that tbey will not allow anything to stand in the war of its consummation ; and I believe tbat any public official or person who seeks office who, in any way, stands in tha way of or intorioreS with tbe c >nation mation of this project will meet with universal condemnation. I have taken all tbia time and trouble to fully explain this matter, not so much I for ttie reason tbat it was a personal matter redacting upon the council and myself, but for the reason that it was n matter in which the public is so much interested. And I desired to show to tho people that their rights havo been fully protected at all points. 1 recoguizs the fact that all of our official acts are the property nf the public and tbat they have the right to freely comment upon and discuss them, but 1 deny the right of any individual to by false and garb led statements of facta deoeive tbe pub lic into believing that their rights have been given away, and at the same time cast undeserved suspicion and censure upon public officials; and I believe that any person who resorts to suoh methods will meet with the contempt of every fair-minded man. | The document was received and filed j ENQINKIiU'S ORDINANCES. The city engineer reported an ordi nance of intention to establish the grado of Cambria street from Vermont to Union aver.no: final ordinance changing ami establishing tho grade of Pearl from Firat to Heoottd street; final ordinance changing and establishing the grade ol Georgia Beil etreet from Pico to Eleventh street; ordinance of intention to grade, gravel, gutter,' sidewalk and curb Carondelet street from Seventh to Eighth streets, under the Vroomau act, tbe cast estimated at $1 per front foot; ordinance of intention to construct a cement sidewalk on North side of Seventh street between W all and Main atreets; ordinance of intention for a cement sidewalk on West side of Pasa dena avenue between Welle and Hamil ton streets. Tbe city engineer presented new spec ifloations (or etone orou-walks, and the city clerk was directed to advertise for material to be used in those crossings. PETITIONH. Herman Markwalder presented a pe tition to the oity council yesterday, whicb was referred to the finance com* mittee, tbat brings the polioe commis sion face to face with a new phase of tbe saloon-license imbroglio, which has oc cupied tbeir attention and that of nu merous Spring-street business men for several weoks past. It will be remembered that the com missioners granted Mr. Markwalder a license for No. 146 North Spring street, and tbat the business men scoured its revocation, not that Mr. Markwalder waa of nndesirable reputation, but tbat another saloon on the street wonld be detrimental to its beat interests. Mr. Markwalder'a petition yesterday called attention to the fact tbat he was a citizen and taxpayer and recited the facts of tbe oaae. He represented that he had been em ployed at tne Kin tract saloon for six and one-half years and only gave up bia place to engage in bnainese on hia own account, aod be ie now without busi ness of any kind on account of the notion of tbe commissioners. The itemized statement of his losses and damages lor wbieh be wishes the council to remember him ia interesting. It is aa follows: Paid T. J. Cuddy for secarlng leaae and license 9400 OO One mouth's rent el pramlaes 1-.5 OO <Jlly license CO UO United 8 r.tes license 16 (id Lou on oontraots 100 00 Loss of time since giving up job. .(oo 00 Total $991 06 This amount Mr. Markwalder asked tbe conncil repay him, "for tbe loss be had sustained through tbe nnjnet action ot the board of police commissioners at aforesaid." Several otber minor petitions were read and referred to their appropriate committees, and the oonncil then ad journed. DEAF MUTE SOCIETY. A M.w Bet or Offloers Kleoted Last Satnrdey. A meeting of Deaf Mate society of Los Angeles was held at the Young Men's Christian aatociation building, Broad way and Second atreet, on Saturday evening, every member beiug present. Mr. Kracie, tbe preeident, announced that he desired to resign and made a motion that the sooiety be reorganized, which was adopted without oppotition. Officers were sleeted without opposi tion ai follows: President, John C. Reckweg; vice-president, Mrs. H. Dahle ; secretary, Mr. T. Faulkner; treasurer, Mr. Henry Kraoke; sergeant at arms. James Lane; members of committee to visit the needy or eick mutes, Mr. Thoe. R. Lane and Mrs. A. Kracke. Tbe objeot of the new (Jallaudet Dsaf Mute society of Loa Angeles is to pro mote the imnrovement In knowledge, tbe social welfare of its members, de bates, lectures and literary exercises, etc. The new president announoed himself as willing to work in harmony for tbe advancement of the society and the social enjoyment of all tbe deaf mutea of Los Angeles in general. Then a vote of thanks wae tendered to the secretory of the Y. M. (J. A. ior tha use of a mealing room. Will R»o« Schock. Mr. Wm. MoDermott, the liveryman who ran bis four horses last Sunday against Schook, called at the Hiram* offioe yesterday in regard to Scbock's new challenge. He eaya be will race Schock another 50 mile race for $250 a tide if Schock will allow him four horses. He insists on four horses and two joskeya, but Schock insists on tbree horses and two jockeye, but no doubt there will be another race if satisfac tory arrangements can be made. It is a vegetable product, made from clarified cotton seed oil —as bright, pure aud golden as tbe Southern sun shine in which it grew. From this clean and appetizing source comes the new food-product, Coltolcne, which is fast revolutionizing the art of cooking, and with which, in hcaU'ufulncss, flavor, adaptability and economy, no othcrskortcaiug or cook ing fat can compare. To sell on the merits of the genuine. To sell by substitution ; or by decep tion, To sell to tbe injury of the f.euuine, to the dissatisfaction of the consumer, to the detriment of tlio dc ilet, to the loss of ell concerned. If you ■wis'.i the bet food end, tha best health, you should insist that your cooking be dono with geauiuo Co'.tOlcn:. Refuse all counterfeits. Sold ;.i 3 3 pound palla. Mndooalyby \P#Srf/ Company, VSSaKy' BT. IIOTJIB and Chicago, Net? lorli, llotoa. Plead*! Bond this to OTIIKR IMSKASES CTiREP OS SAME TEEMS. »| / This extraordinary Rejuvenator ia the moil wonderiul discovery of tha age. It has been endorsed by the leading BEFORE UrOvßlD* . APTEB j MANHOOD Constipation, Dizziness, Falling Sensations,' Nervous Twitching of the eyes and other parts. Strangthens, Invigorates and tones the entlra system. Hudyan cures Debility, Nervousness, Emissions, and Oevelcpcß and restores weak organs. Pains In the back, losses by day oi niglit are stopped quickly.. Over 2,000 private enaonemeuts. »«• » Prematurenessmerins irnpotency In the first stago It is a symptomof seminal weakness and barrenness. It can be stopped In 20 days by the nseof Hudyan. •»■■-- The new discovery was made by tho Special ists of theold famous Hudson Modioli! Insti tute. It is the strongest vitalizer made. It la very powerful, but harmless. Sold for 81.00 a pacUaßc or 6 packages for S*..CO (plain seslfd boxes). Written *»ustrastec yen tor a cure. If you buy six boxes and aro iiot entirely cured, six more will be sent to yon free of all charges. Send for circulars a.id testimonials. Address HUDSON MEDICAL INSTITUTE. Junction Stockton. .Market aud Ellis Sts., San Francisco. Locomotor Ataxia, Epilepsy, AND ALL DfSstASCa OF THS PINAL CORD FIND READY AMELIORATION FROS THK USB OF MEDULLINE, The Extract of the Spinal Cord of the Ox, prepar i under tho formula of DR. WM. A. HAMMOND, In his laboratory st Washln on, D. C. DOSE, 8 dropt. PRICE,. J dnchrns, $2.t>» . Columbia GBemlcal Co. WABHIKG.IOV, I>. b Bend for book. FOR SALE BY It. M. SALE oi SON, 220 3. Spring St., Los Angeles. ATWHO.IBU.It 11Y F. \V. BRA.UN & CO., 101 aud 407 North Main St., Los Augeles. - GRATEFUI COMFORTING. EPPS'S COCOA BREAKFAST —UPP ER, "By a thorough knowledge ot the natural laws'wblch govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a carelnl application ol the 11 no properties o( well selected cocoa, Mr. Kpps lias provided fur our breakfast on i suppok a delicately flavored beverago which may save us mauy heavy doctors' bills, it is by the ju dicious use of such articles of diet that a con stitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to dis eas>, Hundreds of subtle maladies are float ing around us, ready lo attack wherever there is n weak point. We may escape ruauy a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame."— Civil Service Gazette. Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold only In half pound tins, by grocers, la beled thus: jajii.s UPP" & CO., ltd., Homavipaihlai Chemists, l***nriau, tSoglausl. tu-thu wky FOR SALE! BARGAINS. INSTALLMENT PROPERTIES. House 5 rooms, southwest, near Twenty-third and Hoover; H? 1 f!OO—tfDOO cash, balaneo #25 ler month. House 0 rooms, sonthw. st, 2 blocks from c ectno car line; I*l4oo, easy terms. House o rooms all rrodern and new, south* west, close in, for IRHOO small cash payment and monthly installments. isiill-TUOPIO HOMESTEAD CO., 121 WEST THIRD BT. Assignee's Notice of Sale. IN THK SUPERIOR COURT OF 1.06 A NCR. les county, Mute of California. In the mat. tcr of Freuerick iiallmer, insolvent. Case No 21 012. Soiieo is hereby given lhat. pursuant to an order of the superior eouit of Loa Angelea eoi,n:v, •vie of Caliiornia, made .November ; llili, ik»4, in ihe m• tl rof Frederic i iiallmer, > .osolv:!'. I ■.i.-i.-■ i li. i . <,r.iy, assignee of said tiiwilt.-n., «... oil n; i-: l, io auction, for cash, < rjoldiMn of lie United Slates, on ihe Ist day ! » I'oe.-ei! o-, issii. at o'clock iii.atiuf court house door, at Temple street entrance, ' tin. io i..\.mt: rent estate, stl'iate ill the city 01 los ,\ lurries eon my of l.os Augeles, state*! l ei;iorllin, and more particularly described *j follows, to «it: iot No. thirteen till), bloci A, uf tire Fort Hill tract. I.l' ("I EN I). C. CRAY, Assignee ol said Frederick Dallmar, tjjgj 8