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GOTHAM'S CORRUPT OFFICIALS'
The Lexow Committee After Them. Couusel Goff Makes the Culprits h'qinrni. Witnesses Compelled to Answer Many Embarrassing Questions— A Ureen Goods Healer Indicted. By the associated Prets. Nkw York, Dao. 4 —The first witness celled before tbe Lexow committee to ds* was Charles E. Dameeox, book keeper (or the French Cooks' society, lie did not, however, have some of bis books, whiob Mr. Goff thought neces sary, and his examination wae adjourned nutil this afternoon. Edward H. Hoyler, a real estate deal er, was then called to the stand. "How long have you been out of the Oswego bond-swindling business?" hs wss asked. "I was never in it." Tbe witness stated tbat he had been engaged in selling and baying Austrian bonds for 10 years. Mr. Goff put a num ber of questions designed to show that tbe witness bad been permitted by the police to conduct a swindling business. He was dismissed with instructions to produce tbe books used in his transac tions. Mr. Andrews, commissioner of street cleaning, was sworn and entered a gen eta! denial of the charge of bribery while an excise commissioner, trougbt by a witness named Tomlinson. August Lewis was called to tbe stand and contradicted statements as to tbe granting of tbe sale ol licenses. Then Andrews was recalled and stated that he was not positive about tbe man, but tbat a man claiming to be Lswls, bad appeared before the board and that the license had been granted him. Mr. Goff preseed Andrews for an explana tion of why a license should have been refused oue person and granted to an other, known to be the representative of the Bret, to conducts saloon npon the same premises. There were several ani mated passages between counsel and witness. Andrews' evidence was not occluded when tbe comuaittee took a rwtss. Afier recess Mr. Golf excused all wit nesses except those connected with Commistioner Andrews' case until to morrow. Mr. Andrews resumed tbe stand. Mr. Guff wonted to know if there had been a hearing before tbe whole board on tbe application of Lambert. The witness could not remember. Lambert's appli cation had been refused. Witness said tl-.ere bad been a bearing in the Lewis case, but Mr. Goff eaid he could find no record of it aud called a witness to show that he bad all tbe records in tbe case. "You eaid you always wrote opinions for reiusiog licenses. Why was none written for refusing the notorious Tor looi aud a long account written of this esse?" asked Nr. Goff. Mr. Andrews evaded tbe question. "You granted tbe licenses on tbe Koyal hotel on Fortv-aecond atreet and Griffith's hotel. .Sixth avenue and Forty fonrth etreets?" ''Yes; no protests were made againat than." "Yon always beard of the Royal hotel tbat it was a nice family hotel, did you not?" "Yes, sir; I knew respectable people wbo lived there." "Then you regarded the Hotel Royal in the same way you did the Tortoni?" "No; I can't aay I did." "And yon thought tbe Bt. Omar hotel, on Sixth avenue, was a nice, clean, fam ily hotel?" "I think I beard something, some rumor, I think, concerning tbe St. Omer hotel; but wben the application was made there waa no objection and no protest was made to the application, and so it was granted." In tbe memorandum made by tbe witness at the time, aa he said that ex- Police Justice White personally vouched for Lewis. Kx-Police Juatice White was then put on tbe stand. "Did you ever see that man August Lewis, before?" aaked Mi. Qoff, while Lewis stood beside hia. "I never did." "Did you ever go with him to the ex cise board to vonoh for him?" "No sir, I never did." White wai then let go. Hs looked relieved. Mr. Andrews took his placs on the stand. He reiterated his conviction that White had vouched for Lewis,' whioh White again denied. Mr. Goff read a letter of Jane 27, 1885, written by Andrews to Joseph S. Miller, commissioner ol internal revenue, in which he endorsed Tomlinson in the highest possible terms, saying ha was worthy of any confidence, and a man of Unquestionable integrity. He had known him for 18 yeara. Mr. Goff then tried to get the witnesa to explain why he had oome to think Tomlinson un worthy of confidence, thus leading up to the spite which caused bis testimony against Andrews. The witness could give none. There bad been no change in his regard for Tomlinson np to 1889. Tomlinson rsmained with the excise board after the withdrawal of it. Tom linson bad been a connty Democrat, but changed to Tammany Hall in 1888. Mr. Goff asked him if be had not accepted a bribe of $500 for the Tortoni license. Witness denied it. Inspectors Collins and Haggerty were compelled to resign from tbe excise de partment on account of theft and the sale of an old license In order tbat tha purchaser might sscure a new one. "How did the men obtain those things?" asked Mr, Goff. "I don't know." "Tbey stole tbem, did tbsy not?" "I presume tbey did." "And yet, after this breach of rules of the commission, tbev were only asked to resign," said Mr. Goff, sarcastically. |'Yee." "And the matter waa kept hushed up as much as poaaible?'' "I believe it waa." Mr. Goff then turned his attention to Advocation Clerk Bisland, who secured lv* po ?, ltion on the exeme board through the influence of Andrews. Ihe latter admitted Bisland sent $500 a year to his (Andrews') wife in Calilor nta He also admittsd brewer John Km.pen dad discounted one of his note- N i one else had done so. He kept .i account with ibe Lincoln Na tional tin,.*. He bad once sworn In supplementary proceedings that he oaoed real estate. He frequently de posited checks at the Lmooln bank to the order of Mr. K e j M , » c \«rk in the excise detfartuieut. This was to avoid judgment tor creditors of the defunct ritar, of which ue har i bt , eil , stock . ''older. Xhuee aggregated $0000. Com missioner Andrews testified he bad re cently deposited $1000 at tho Lincoln bank, winch be bad borrowed from Ssu ator George Plunkett. Mr. Goff mani fested some surprise. "Now, as a matter of fact, was not tbat $1000 another bribe?" he asked. "No, sir; it was a loan." "Was it not a loan in consideration for contracts Plunkett got from your de partment?" "No." "Has he any contraots with your de partment at all?" "Only the soow contract in tha lower bay." "And was this $1000 ever paid baok to Plonkett?" "Yes." "How was tbat done?" "I borrowed $1000 from Thomas J. Dunn to pay it." • "Well, why did you borrow the money from Dunn?" This brought out the fact tbat Com miaaioner Andrews sscured his preaent eituation through Charles W. Dayton, from whom be borrowed several toon sand dollars several years ago. Postmaster Dayton told tbe witnesa that he needed the money and the com missioner borrowed money from Dunn with which to pay Dayton. "You were in jail aeveral years ago, were' yon not?" Mr. Andrews was aaked. "For three weeks, yes." "For refusing to turn over certain money in your hands to the proper auth orities." "No, sir; for contempt of court." "And in order to get out of jail yon promised you would go back to your profession of dialect actor and earn enough money to pay tbe judgment rendered against you 7" "That was 20 years ago and I hardly remember all the details of the case.". "And was this judgment ever paid?" "Every cent of it." "And do you mean to say that you do not know that you are a defaulting re ceiver now?" "I am not." The bearing was adjourned until to morrow. Mr. Goff said to the witness: "If we need to again, Mr. Commisaioner, we will send for you." Aasistant Attorney Francis L. Well man was today summoned to appear before the Lexow committee as a wit neaa. Miebael Ryan, the green goods wit ness before the Lexow oommittee, was today indicted by the grand jury for perjury, Colonel Fellows' Trial. Nkw York, Deo. 4.—The hearing of the charges agaiußt District Attorney Fellows was continued today. Lawyer Phillippa abowed that Charles Jahne, brother of the boodling alderman, had gone on the bonda of 13 persons for sums iggregating almost $40,000. Mr. Phis lips took up a number of cases in whioh indictments bad been found, but In none of which the defendanti had been brought to trial. He included the cases uf Allen, tbe pool room keeper, and Jobu D. Eno, the Fifth avenue bank embez zler. Bhki.no tbb slums, John Barns Imbibing; Impressions of t.ir In Mew Yorke. New Yore. Dec. 4. —John Burns, M. P., with bis colleagues, continued bis tour of tbe city today. Among tne com ments he made were: "On tba way to Central park one thing tbat forcibly struck me was the great number of churches there are in what I gathered to be the richest part ol New York. "Vanderbilt'e manaion I could not help being struck with. Why in a dis trict where tbere are so many churches Mr. Vanderbilt should have an iron and brick wall around his house, I don't know. Perhaps Mr. Vanderbilt does." Mr. Burns, with Mr. Holmes, Presi dent Gompers aad of other delegates to the convention of the American Fed eration Trades and Labor unions, will leave for Denver tomorrow evening by the Niokle Plate. ARMSCMIAN MAHSACKSJ. Tha Saltan Willing to Submit to For eign Investigation. London, Dee. 4.—Tho Times today says it believes Earl Kimberly, secretary of state for foreign affairs, made an en ergetio representation to the porte tbat the letter's order to tba Turkish com mit tion to make a searobing inquiry Into the Armenian massacre, was not enough, ac the report of a purely Turk ish eommiasion would not inspire any publio confidence. Tbe Times adds tbat the sultan is reported to be ready to ad mit an independent element to form part ol the commission, THE RAIN, It Commenesd to Rain Shortly After Midnight. Boon after midnight the rain com menced to fall, and up to the hoar ol going to press it continued to descend, not in torrents it is true, bnt steadily and in sufficient quantity to give reason lor hoping that the amount will prove to be sufficient aa a starter. This good beginning will relievo Los Angeles of any possible cessation of tbe unexampled prospertiy that prevails, and insures good times. Ktaler'e Jag. Charles Etzler, the ex-pal ol "Kid" Thompson, the alleged Roscoe train robber, lodged at the polioe station last nigbt He was found by Officer Cox on New High street with too much of tbe ardent on board, and had fallen, cutting his face badly. Upon its being disoovered that he was a witness in the Roacoe train robbery case, he wae turned in with the lodgers to sleep off his jag. Bignor . Bianchora, tba government nominee, waa elected preaident of the Italian chamber of deputies today by a large majority. When Baby was sick, wo her Castoria, When sho was a Child, she cried for Castoria. When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria. When she had Children, she gave them Castoria. Try *. or<o. Srrßltepoclnh «3 W, nn«ifelled for puritr -nd fliynr TVech* &Co , cor. Comerr/i & Almnoda tel. 3<)» Kreeelo & Brume, funeral directors, Broadway and Si xth street. Tel 243, Wall paper, bung, 100 roll 328 8. Spr.ng. SIC tiEKMAN FiMll.V bOAI'. Dr. Parker, dentist, 120; 3 West First street. ." "LOS ATKatLBS ITER AT Jit WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5, 1804. SOCIETY. One ol tbe most enjoyable events of tbe season was given Thanksgiving even ing by the Misses Mathewe aud New kirk in entertainment nf their guest, Mies Soffern of New York. The ladies were assisted in receiving by Mr. L. J. aud General Mathewe. The parlor was tastefully decorated with white and yel low chrysanthemums, with trailing smilaz over ourtalna, pictures and mir rors. Tbe reception rooms were redo lent witb tba perfume of La France roses, while the dinging room was made bright with the American Beauty roses and carnation pinks, and over walls and pictures olimbed tbe "ivy green." Tbe center table was graced by a banquet lamp, and festoons of -milex came trom tbe ceiling to the f< nr corners ol the table, on each of wbicu stood a bowl of pinks and roses, while tbe snowy dam ask waa almost bidden by scattered vio lets. Small tables atood about tbe room from which dainty refreshmenta were served. Progressive angling was tbe feature of the evening. The ladies' first prize, a Bohemian vaee, was won by Miaa Grace Fuller, while Mr. Homer Toberman earrled off the honors for the gentlemen, a silver satchel tag. The consolation prizes were given to Mrs. Howry and Mr. Ralph Tomberman, tbe former a paper weight and tbe latter a Brownie pen wiper. During the even ing ohaming vocal solos were rendered by Mra. Walter D. Wise, Miss Metcalf and Mrs. John R. Mathews, and a very delightful piano solo by Miaa Oonradi. The guests present were: Mines. M. F. Heraey of Gilroy, M. L. Mathewe, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Toberman. O tf, Hnert O L. Tedford, J. F. Humphreys, W. D. Wiae, L. J. Mathews. R. Berry and John R. Mathews; Misses Suffer n, Metcalf, Conradi, Hendricks, Goldsbor ougb, Fuller M. Mathews, H. Mathews, Vance, Keller, Ida Mathews, Cora Math ews, Ida Newkiik, Lizzie Newkirk; Dra. Cboate.MoOartyand Hendricks; Meesrs. Kolmar, Burgoyne, C. 8. Vance, Golds borough, J. G. Vance, R. and H. Tober man, Heneley. Kemper, Edwards, Bal four Vance and W. Mathews. AMUSEMENTS Frank Murray, tbe advance manager of tbe American Extravaganza company, which will present Aladdin, Jr., at the Los Angeles theater next week, has, with bis assistants, taken poiaession of the offices and tbe advertising depart ment of Manager Wvatt'a theater. Mr. Murray will not only bill Los Angelea itaeif. bat he will bill all tbe surround ing towns as well. Speaking of tbe new ballets in Aladdin, Jr., Mr. Murray said last nigbt: "Tbe new premieres danss oses in Aladdin, Jr , cannot, I am sure, be excelled on any of the stages of tbe London and Paris theaters. Tney are botb young and handsome and are at the very pinnacle of their art. Martha Irmler has been with tbe Ameri can Extravaganza company for tbree years, and is a great favorite everywhere. The new premiere, Mile. Catharine Bsrtbo, who will make her first appearance in Los Angeles on tbe opening nigbt of Aladdin, Jr., was en gaged by Mr. Hsnderson direetiy from the Imperial theater, Moscow. She is certainly tbe finest ballet dancer seen in Russia for many years. Her education was scoured under the best teachers in Europe, as well as Russia, and I doubt if there is a better system ol schooling anywhere than ia tbe land of the czar, where the theater is such a powerful faotor both in social and state affairs. Irmler and Bartho dancing together, eaoh moving to the same measure, glid ing and floating about in perfect rybthm, is a picture that is not soon forgotten." Sale of reserved seats opens tomorrow morning. NOW, MR. SCHOCK, Here's a Chance for Ton to Make a Kace. Editor Herald :—Will yon kindly in fer* the following challenge in your next issue? I will be in Los Angeles in about three weeks and will go Mr. Albert Sebook any kind of a race he wishes to name, any distaaoe from one to 100 miles for $100 a side or more. My rea son for sending this challenge is that wben I left San Frauoiseo to go to San Jose, tbree weeks or a month ago, Sohoek told me he waa going to remain in 'Frisco and settle down there, and as soon as I had left tbe oity he com menced talking about me to some friends who told me all when I got back, and to my surprise Mr. Schook had left for Los Angeles, which proves all through that be was telling me a falsehood all the time. He also told my bicycle friends that he oould defeat me any distance, and I wish to ask him to come out like a man and accept this challenge and decide to the press and tbe general public who is the best man, and do it in a ataightforward way, and not go around behind my back telling people how easy he can do it, and we will have a blooded race, for any of the above dis tances. I will give Mr. Schook a gentle reminder that he never defeated me in his life, while I have defeated bim 10 or 15 times; but if be thinks he has got fast enough to best me, now let him oome to the front. Respectfully yours, John 8. Piu.nl k, Champion Profesaional Bioyclist of the Worid from 50 to 1042 Miles. Almond Eyed Manufacturers. Ah Sing and Ah Loy, the two celes tials charged with haying unlawfully engaged in the manufacture of opium for smoking purposes, not being pos sessed of a license, were brought before United States Cemmissioner Van Dyke yesterday for examination. Neither of the defendants having retained counsel to defend them, a continuance was granted until Saturday next in order that arrangements be made in this di rection. For rheumatism I have found nothing equal to Chamberlain's Pain Balm. It relieves tbe pain as soon as applied.—J. W. Young, West Liberty, W. Va. The prompt relief it affords is alone worth many times tbe cor-t, 50 cents. Its con tinued use will effect a permanent cure. Forsale by Off & Vaughn, corner Fourth and Spring streets, and C. F. Heinze man, 222 North Main street, druggists. UKTISL A HIV ,(.- Hoi.l.a . BKOK. J, c. Cerf, San Fraae »: b. a. K-itsrit Hi Fnnieis o; <:. n. 1 i-h dsn Francisco J. "■. Day ■« sua Kr suo; <; hi v. ■ • r... ia -, 'an Francisco; !. r ken, m. i oum ~v> linen aril, New U ti o; >ir. aud Mi. 'f. W. Oul.o , .mbambi. ; 1 . Uer, Aio-<q org v, v. 11. .ro v. J. a. M"v Miry, J. i>. btraytton, L'h . . JliMi l£. A ire ti, M Hf.t. l.\ uarrlale, i c. -a. d; I- J. Bai ay I'bie 0.-, A. T . 1 I'O'/. AiUauib »: U. ft. Ijeovi.le, Pasadena; Mr. nd Mm. W. K. Peep-, .Vims Fae ps, orcein r, Mass ; D. L >rd, S"Ut.. Hiv n.d : J. W. .S nee, Ferris; J. W Carbart, Burbauk; W. M. Zelier, Huenerae. XcK-Rlrom for wall paper, SOS S. Main st Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Fair Highest Medal acd Diploma. THE COUNCIL'S WEEKLY BUDGET. Lots of Business, Bat Nothing Startling Done. The Date of the Special Bond Elec- tion Set. Passage of the Ordinance Calling for tha Bond Election aod Settling the Mailer of lutereat on the Bonds. Yeaterday'a council meeting was not a very apirited one, perhaps owing to tbe fact tbat the members bave not been able, aa yet, to entirely eliminate the election from their minds. How ever, a large amount of business was transacted and another large amount was left over for an adjourned session to be held today beginning at 10 o'clock. The weekly report of the free labor bureau showed 79 applications and 50 positions secured. The report of tbe board of public works was read. Tbe very first recom mendation, reoommending that Broad way, between Sixth and Seventh streets be repaired with porphyry, caused trouble. Mr. lanes moved that it be referred back, and after a little squall the mo tion prevailed. The petition from William Niles ask ing that the grade of Twentieth street between Maple avenue and Trinity Btreet be established, waa passed, The petition from William S. de Van and others, tbat Grand avenue between Court and Temple atreeta be graded and sewered, was referred to the city en gineer. J. J. Maekey's petition was filed. The city engineer was instructed to present an ordinance of intention for grades to be established on Davin street from First to Fourth, and on Second from a point 150 feet westerly from Davin street to a point 124 feet easterly from the aame atreet. Tbe petition from John Weber and others for permiseion to grad gravel and curb Twenty-seventh atreet uetween Maple avenue and Sau Pedro atreet was granted. Bids were opened for atreet work and sewering and referred to the board of public works and sewer committee. Mr. Stratton was heard in regard to the sewering of Bellevue avenue. He considered it an unnecessary piece of work. A sewer is already laid on one side of the street. The matter went over one week. Tbe bid of tbe Los Angelea Lighting company to perform tbe eervice for two years aa required by the specifications, at $11 per month, for each 2000 candle power arc light and $16.75 for eaoh 3000 oandle power aro light, was referred to the gas and light committee. Mr. Mansion moved that tbe electric company be notified to repair the road bed between the rails of tbeir tracks on Second street, and that <f the work is not done to bave it done by tbe street superintendent and charged to the elec tric company. Tbe motion carried. The clerk waa iuatruoted tb aese*a ihe Loa Angelea Electric Construction com pany $100 for benefits on the weat side of Broadway, between Ninth and Tenth atreeta. The Hill street sever coming up, on the matter of the appeal from tbe as sessment oi the Btreet superintendent, Mr. Rbodee moved that $12,500 be taken from come fund and refunded to the property owners. Tbe motion wsb made aimply to get tbe sense of the council on tbe amount to be appropriated. Tbe money, Mr. Rhodes explained, was to oome from tbe internal sewer and outfall sewer funds. Tbe motion was referred to the finance committee. Mr. Strobm moved tbat tbe appeal of tbe property ownere of tbe Hill etreet sewer district be denied. Tbe motion prevailed. Tbe street superintendent waa allowed an extra clerk to straigbten up the books for bis successor. The request of the etreet superin tendent that a new bridge be built over tbe Arroyo de loa Posas. on Aliso street, was referred to tbe bridge committee. Tbe gas and light committee reported favorable to tbe acceptance of tbe bid of tbe Lorn Angelea Lighting company, and the b d was accepted. Tbe bond and contract of Rader Bros., to repair sprinkling hydrants for one year from December Ist for $525, was approved. The ordinance of intention to sidewalk Tenth street was filed. The ordinance of intention to widen Thalia street was passed. Mr. Nickell moved that the superin tendent of buildings be directed to pre pare and present the necessary plans aud specifications for the erection of tbree fire engine houses for tbe three new chemicals. The motion prevailed. Tbe oity engineer presented an ordi nance of intention to grade and gravel Tehama street, from Bridge to State streets. The city attorney presented the ordi nance calling for tbe epscial election for voting bonds for city improvements. Tbe date set ior the holding of tbe elec tion was 'Vednesday, the 9th of Janu ary, 1895. The rate of interest which the bonds shall bear was placed at 5 per cent. The interest was made payable semi-annually, on tbe Ist of April and Ist of Ocfober of each year. A message was reoeived from the mayor appointing Samuel C. Gordon and Charles P. Bockina aa members of the board of engineera. Mr. Teed moved tbat tbe zanja com mittee and water overaeer be inetrnoted to replace tbe rotten wooden oovera on the wells over the zanja on the weat side of Main etreet with good, safe iron covers. The motion prevailed. Mr. Teed moved that tbe water over seor be instructed to close the pipe where tbe Arroyo de los Reyes empties into the zanja 8 R, aud thus allow the oil now running into the zanja aud foul ing the irrigating w ter to empty on the • treet. The motion wae oarried. A. Teed in ted that cr <.<•<»«;«* be c detracted es follows: Over Twentv fottrlb sueet on the weet c de ot Me n, .•v«r T»euly-tbir«i etreet on (fast il ■ o( <ir»:id »<?uiie. Keie:-»d to board oi public tftti is g Mr. feed noted >h.tt trt a city engi neer pree«m en nrotuaucn of Intention tor v t-eineitt Hidewnlk on both side* ol Vlt,> 11 Btreet lrom 'A a»hin«'lou etreet 10 .lelfeniuii Hi rent bu 'eet aide nud (ro v letfVleon Street to tlte cit I foils foai feel vr de, Tbe motion prevailed >be ordinance oi iutentloß to im prove 1 eh:', in a street passed. Ibe ordinance to Cuns'rnot a redwood curb on Lone:: street lrom Brooklyn to Philadelphia, and atmb and gravel the street was passed The ordinance for a redwood curb and cement walk on the north side of Ken sington road was paused* Tho ordinance o! intention for aide walk on Seventh atreet from Main atreet to Wall s'reetwaa passed. Tbe ordinance of intention to change tbe grade of atreeta in tbe Figueroa street Improvement matter on petition of O. T. Johnson, Will D. Gould and others, was pasaed. Tbe ordinance of intention to con struct a sewer along Westlake avenue was pasaed. The matter of the hearing of tbe pro test on tbe Figueroa Btreet improvement was set for next Teoaday at 10 o'clock. The petitions were laid over until today. THE CITY'S WATER RIGHTS. City Attorney MoFarlaud .•.'Mrr-taso tho Council on tho Hnbjeot. City Attorney McFarland addressed tbe following; communication regarding the Spilman water auit to tbe city coun cil yesterday: Los Angeles, Cel., Dec. 4, 1894. To the Honorable Council of Los Angelo.-. Gentlemen:—While tbe controversy whioh has been raging; about tbe Spil man suit has been terminated, yet I feel that the people are atixious to know that the rights of the city to the waters of the river have been proteoted. Judge Van Dyke stated in court wben the stipulation was made tbat it completely protected all of the city's rights to tbe river as well as to its sources. While I was positive upon that point I was curi ous :o know what other lawyers thought of the matter and consequently took rains to pet the opinions nf anvaral lead ing attorneys, who,having examined tbe complaint and stipulation, and being in formed that there wae about 107 acres of laud, half of whicb ran across tbe river bed, they very kindly gave me the following opinions: Los Anoiles, Cel., Nov. 29, 1894. To Charles McFaiUud, Esq., Olty Attorney: Dear Sir :—At your request 1 have ex amined the complaint together with tbe stipulation entered into in the Spilman case, in whioh the city was called npon and compelled to assert its title to the waters contained in 107 acrea of land; 53 auras of whicb lie upon a mesa ad joining the river bank and the remain der of which lies in tbe river bottom and a portion running across the river bed. In my opinion tbe city's rigbt to all tbe waters of tbe river, as well aa its feeders, eources, springs and underground flow, in all the lands described in the com plaint, including the river bottom, ie fully and completely protected by tbe stipulation in this auit. It certainly could not bave got any more had you tried the oaae and received ail tbe city claimed or could bave claimed in tbia matter, and I am of the opinion that tbia etipulation wbiob tbe city entered intopnta it in poaition to hereafter as sert whatever rights it may have to tbe waters of tbe river or to ita aourcea, in oaae any effort ia made by developments upon tbia land to lessen tbe flow of the river. Very respectfully, Stephen M. Whits. I bave examinod the papers in the above case aud concur in the op'nion oi Senator White. Robert N. Bulla. I also concur in the opinion uf Senator White, above expressed. StaPUKN C. HIBBF.LL. I am familiar wuu tha quextions in volved in the above-mentioned suit through the preparation of another euit of a similar character, and in my opin ion Mr. McFarland obtained greater concessions for the advantage of the city tban tbe law or aupreme court wonld ever award to the city upon a trial. R. EL F. Vakiel. Los Akoelks, Nov, 80, 1894. To Charles McFarland, City Attorney, Los An geles, Cal : Dear Mr:—At your request we bave examined tbe stipulation entered into by and between tbe attorneys for plain*, tiff and defendant, respectively, in the aotion of W. T. Spilmsn vs. City of Loa Angelea. aa published in tbe Fxpreaa of tbe 27tb mat., aud would aay tbat, in our opinion, aaid etipulaiion recognizee, admlte and protects tbe ownership of aaid oity of Los Angeles in all the waters of tbe Los Ar.gelea river, and alao In all tbe watera forming part of ita aoureea, feeders, springs, and all eubterranean waters flowing into the aame and tribu taries thereof. Yours truly, Wellborn & Hutton. Los Anqbles, Cal., Nov 30, 1894 Charles 11. McFarland, Ksq., City Attorney, Loa Angeles, Cal. Dear Sir: —I have examined a copy of the etipulation entered into in the case of VV. T. Hpilman va. The Oity of Loa Angelea. lam of tbe opinion that the rights of the city are completely pro tected by subdiviaion "third," "fourth" and "fifth" of that stipulation. Clauses "third" and "fourth" recog nize the city's ownership of all the watera of tbe Los Angeles river, and of all tbe waters forming part of its "sources, underground flow, feeders, springs and all subterranean watera flowing into the fame and tributary thereto;" while e<aas«- 'fifth" limits the right oi Mr. Spillman "to develop aud uae only co much of aaid waters as do not constitute a part ol tbe sources, feeders, springs, underground flow and subterranean watera of tbe Loa Angeloa rivers, and as not tributary thereto." I cannot conceive of any interest whicb Los Angelea city can have in the watera referred to in tbe stipulation, ex cept tbe intereat which ia affirmatively given to the city by clauaea third and fourth, and from wbich Mr. Spilmsn ia affirmatively excluded by tbe fifth clause. Very respectfully youra, W. P. Gardiner. Los Angeles, Cal , Nov 30, 1894. Charles McFarland, Esq,, City Attorney: Dear Sir:—At your request we have examined the stipulation entered into by yon on behalf of the city in the suit of W. T. Spilman, plaintiff, againat the city of Loa Angeles, defendant. lo our opinion, you obtained for the city in tbat etipulation a better settle ment of the matter, aud an adjudication of right iv and for tbe oity, more ad vantageous to the city tban you oould possibly bave obtained in a trial of the oase. By your discretion and acumen the inteiesis of tbe puolic were not only amply projected, but proteoted by a .treat eaviim of cost t the c tv. Our attention being oalled particular' ly to the qavstioa ol extent ami location of the laud described, wa wiafe 1.0 cay that it :s wholly immaterial, for, wber evei the land deicnhad in the complaint may be aitiiatud, or whatever tbe amount thereof, tho stipulation nOlde good as between the partica so tha no tion. Very teapeciiuiiy yours, Lammkis Wh.de, It.will be Oeerved tb*t 1 we* portico lei to Btais'to them th*anmbe> o! ec.es kbo ihe location ot tbe land with refer Mil «,0 the r Mir, • ,».:-. i iol foi tue n aauu thai I a>,b Daisied h? the uiap ut the city eiuin er into mas. DR a state ment which was not correct either as to tha number of acres or the location of the land. An explanation of bow such mistake occurred will tally appear in a communication from tbe city engineer to me upon tbat subject, whioh ia as follows: Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 4, 1894. Chai. McFarland, Esq., Cily Attorney. Dear Sir:—ln answer to your inquiry concerning the published interview in regard to the Spilman stipulation, the following are the facts in tbe aase: About a month before tbe case was set for trial you called me into your office, banded me a copy of the com plaint filed in the SDiiman suit and asked me to have a survey and map made of tbe land deecribed in the com plaint. I returned to my office, where I found Mr. Spilman. He told me that be wae very anxious to have his euit against tbe city tried as soon as possible, and tbat he would let me bave a blue-print ol bis map. I replied to him to bring over bis map, which he did, on the fol lowing day. Alter showing it to me Mr. Spilman volunteered to take me up the river and show me the land. I then told bim tbat I would give Mr. Burr Baseell charge of tba surveys for tbe case, and that he should take Basaell up and ahow bim tbe land, and the corners thereof, aothat he could tie in tbe same and plat the land shown upon his (Spilmsn's) map upon our city map, ebowing Crystal springs and vicinity. Bassetl accompanied Mr. Spilman and was ehotvn corners of the 53-acro tract marked on Spilman'a map. Tbe field work necessary to connect two aornora of this 53 acre tract waa commenced a few daya afterward and tbe work waa platted upon our city map hereinbefore mentioned. Mr. Spilman'a mapahowed courses and diatancea of the 53 acre tract, and tho boundaries of toe came were tinted and marked with a very haavv line anH th? £r6£ c! 53 25 3CISS marked within thie border or heavy line. I assnmed that thia Spilman map was correct and platted tbe land upon the city map aa it waa shown upon the Spilman map, instead of plotting it by the deacription in the complaint you banded me. You having examined tbe city map which waa made for the pur posee of thia euit, and having found tbat ia ebowed only 53 acres, aod hav ing been told by me tbat the 53 acre tract did not run across the river you were certainly justified in so stating in your communication to the city council. Very respectfully, J. H. Dockweiler. It forlunately happens that thia mis take of tbe engineer in n> way preju dices tbe righta of tbe oity. Tbe etipu lation givea tbe oity tbe rigbt to all uf the watera of the rivet aa well aa to all tbe water in all uf tbe land deacribed in the complaint whicb forms a part of its sources, feeders and springs. So it will be xeon tbat tbe number of acres is im material, and so far as the location of the land is concerned it is also imma terial. Iv fact, if any attempt is made to develop water in tbe river bottom tbe city can make out a case for an injunc tion much more easily tban it oould against a development only upon the dry lend. I can only add tbat if I had tbe cane before me in court I would do exactly as I bave done. Very respectfully. CuAB. H. Mot ABI AND, City Attorney FELL TWENTY.FIVE FEET. Charles H-<ut>a La<m His F..citing and ta Injured. A painter namud '.Charles LTonba, wbo n. V « llf Xr„,»l, .„„, ~ _ .SfASI ti.1.,V8 V .- V. 1 « 1 ■U. ... LIU .. ™-J -i ' . . Ion: bia looting while ascendiug a ladder about 3:30 yesterday afternoon at the corner of First and Belmont street?, and fell a distance of 30 feet, severely injur ing hie spine and partially paralysing b m below the hips. it ie feared that he is injared inter-' nallv.mul at i> l»(e hour ne tvasin a pr« car ous condition, He was removed to the -<H«tvine hospital, wtmre he was at tended bt Dr. Urvant, who pronouncva his juries serious though not ueoeaaar ily tatal. h TROTTING DOG. H. 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