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The Herald
By Tut Herald Publishing Company.
President and General Manager.
II isa Street. Telephone 158.
John T. Gaffey Managing Editor,
BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building. 222
West Third Street. 'Telephone 247.
DoCQLAI White Business Manager
Will that race war in Georgia never
Weather Clerk Franklin is up to his
The way of the Mayor of San Francisco
is hard.
It is now the fashion to be a Hawaiian
The women have reason to be proud of
their effort.
There's always trouble when an actor
Itrikes Redlands.
Have the San Francisco highbinders
moved to this city?
Hurrah for San Pedro. Los Angeles
will yet have a deep sea harbor.
Talk about a monkey aud parrot time-
Kcad the proceedings of Congress.
There's nothing like an exploding pow
der magazine to settle the Chinese ques
San Francisco is coming to the Fiesta.
She is as welcome as a competing rail
How strange it is that alleged exiles
know all about the revolution after some
of the principals have confessed!
There is one thing to be said in behalf
of that would-be Azusa bank robber. He
wants to get to the penitentiary quickly.
The present Legislature may not be one
of "a thousand scandals," but it can
beat all predecessors for doing nothing.
It looks as if Huntington's boycott
against outside railroad agents will be
effective. Wuat 'oes the State Legislature
The cigarette bill is on its way to the
Governor. Another dead letter. What a
waste of time on James Crow legislation it
is, to be sure.
The new state of Washington extends
the hand of fellowship to woman and says
she can vote. California will not be lack
ing in similar courtesy.
It looks as if there is going to be another
nasty mess in Samoa. Another of
those hurricanes might tame the natives,
but (iernian warships—never.
With an up-to-date City Council and a
Chamber of Commerce loaded with enter
prise, Los Angeles will manage to hold a
little more than her own, even if she is
not made the southern terminus of the
Valley railroad.
The high hat bill has passed the Assem
bly. If it becomes a law will the women
respect it sufficiently to "love, honor and
obey?" And if they do not, will the
patrol wagon empty the theaters of defiant
violators of the statute?
Only a few months ago the proposition
to submit all important laws to a direct
vote of the people was scouted as an im
practical innovation. The fact that the
present legislature proposes a referendum
is an exemplification of progress along
the line of "crank" ideas and "Utopian
Once more superstition is compelled to
gaze aghast at its own fallacy. Thirteen
shipwrecked seamen were rescued from
the British ship Rialto last Friday. If
this sort of thing continues it will soon
cease to be unlucky to spill salt, to raise
ajt umbrella in the house, to break a look
ing glass or to kiss a cross-eyed chamber
maid in the presence of a jealous wife.
It is proposed to hang a medallion of
the late Creed Haymond in the capitol at
Sacramento. Why? What great deed did
this attorney for the Southern Pacific
Railroad corporation perform for the stute
before death relieved him of further re
sponsibility? We honor heroes and states
men and benefactors of the people, but
we are not bound to perpetuate the mem
ory of corporation lawyers.
The completion of the electric railroad
to Pasadena is an improvement that will
be appreciated by every citizen of Los An
geles equally with those of our charming
sister city. It is a delightful excursion
through a region rich with fruits of the
soil and redolent with the perfume of
Mowers. Pasadena is one of the loveliest
cities of the plain, and it is an exquisite
pleasure to traverse its broad, palm
shadowed avenues anil to wander amid
its orange groves. There is an added in
centive in the fact that these pleasures
may now be enjoyed for the cost of a
street-car fare.
San Bernardino will send a box of her
best oranges to W. E. Gladstone. What
will England's greatest statesman think
as he intensities a breakfast appetite with
the juice of this luscious fruit from "a
land where it is always afternoon"—the
while he contemplates Irom the windows
of old Hawarden a snowy expanse on
lawn and terrace and icicles dripping from
ancient oaks defying the tempests of
centuries.' What vision of far away Cali
fornia will rise to gladden the imagina
tion of the grand old man? What longing
for tropic shade in the valleys of the palm
and the lemon "where the flowers ever
blossom, the beams ever shine, and all
save the spirit of man is divine?"
B. P. Clayton, president of the Farm
ers' National Congress, discusses in the
current number of the North American
Review, the reason why farmer organiza
tions In the past have been a fiat failure.
He asserts that they have been manipu
lated in the interest of political parties
and to advance the interests of political
leaders. The Grange organization of the
early seventies was a magnificent effort in
the right direction. As long as it ad
hered to the object for which it was or
ganized, it commanded the respect of the
leading political parties, but wdien it en
tered the muddy pool of politics it soon
lot its power for good. The Fanners'
Alliance, which took the place of the
Grange, was soon wrecked on the same
pol tical reef. These failures have caused
thoughtful and practical representative
men of the great productive interests of
the country to look in a different direc
tion for necessary Influence to sicure
legislation in behalf of our great interest.
The new board of directors" of the
Chamber of Commerce did some good
work at their tirst business session yester
day afternoon. They unanimously re
elected Serretary Willard and Superinten
dent Wiggins to their respective positions
for the ensuing year. These gentlemen
have served the Chamber with such
marked ability for the past four years
that their re-election was a foregone con
clusion. Indeed, it would be difficult to
find anyone to fill the place of either, so
efficient have they become in their work.
With their now ripe experience they wilt
be able to give the Chamber even better
service in the future than in the past,
and the community is therefore to be
congratulated on their re-election.
The new board of directors also did
themselves great credit when they ap
pointed Messrs. Freeman, Holabird and
Cole as a committee to go to San Fran
cisco to confer with Clans Spreckels and
others interested in the proposed San
Joaquin Valley Kailroad as to the advisa
bility and practicability of making Los
Angeles the southern terminus of the
The appointment of a special railroad
committee to take charge of all mutters
pertaining to railroads and transportation
was also a step in the right direction.
The personnel of that committee, which
consists of such able and public-spirited
citisens as Messrs. Parsons, Workman.
McGarvin, Winder and Edwards, is a
: uarantee that the important matters re
ferred to them will have thoughtful con
sideration and that the recommendations
of the committee will have much weight.
The railroad bond resolution is the tirst
matter this committee will have to con
sider, and the outcome of their delibera
tion will he watched with interest.
The manufactures committee has an im
portant subject referred to it in the shape
of a request for information as to the
facilities for the establishment of a glass
factory in Los Angeles.
The Chicago drainage canal matter, re
ferred to a committee, is an interesting
subject, owing to its relation to the
Nicaragua Canal project.
President Patterson's handling of the
harbor question in his inaugural address
last week has made that gentleman many
warm friends and admirers. His une
quivocal declaration in favor of San Pedro
and his outspoken criticism of the atti
tude of the Southern Pacific Company,
carries with it much weight in view of
the speaker being a heavy shipper over
the Southern Pacific lines. Mr. Patter
son's address should be carefully studied,
as it will likely play an important part in
the settlement of the harbor question.
Tiie announcement that Judge Erskine
M. Ross liad been appointed I'nited States
Circuit Judge for the Ninth Judicial Cir
cuit was received in this city with uni
versal commendation. President Cleve
land could have conferred this high honor
upon no citizen of Southern California
more deserving, nor one in whom the peo
ple repose greater confidence. His ability
cannot be questioned, for he has proved
his capacity tinder most trying circum
stances. But intellectual equipoise and
mental calibre are not the dominant qual
ities of Judge Ross' character; neither are
they the elements upon which the popu
larity of this jurist rests. His sense of
justice and his utter lack of fear in the
presence of powers that awe the ordinary
mind have raised him to an eminence in
the good opinion of a discerning public
that few men, however generously endowed
in other respects, have succeeded in attain
ing. There is an element in human na
ture that commands admiration from even
honest enmity. That element is embodied
in the history of the Brutus whose loyalty
to the state and whose transcendent per
ception of an ideal justice compelled him
to crush the natural yearnings of a father's
heart to send his own children to the
headsman. In Judge Ross this cold re
gard for human weukness is developed
under modern forms of law, modified and
elaborated from the legal wisdom of the
ages. He has shown his capacity to view,
unprejudiced amid the clamor of the
populace, in spite of the insidious sophis
try of corrupt political intriguers, in defi
ance of cloaked threats by men possessed
of autocratic powers, the plain difference
of right and wrong as it is apparent to a
vision trained to observe in the clear,
pure light of justice and reason.
Judge Ross has already laid the impress
of his genius and character on the history
of the country. He is today classed
among the leading jurists of the nation,
and President Cleveland has displayed
rare judgment in placing him where his
knowledge, his integrity and his acumen
will serve as another bulwark of the Con
stitution and the rights of the people. In
his hands, and within the scope of his
jurisdiction, the liberties of the nation arc
safe—there can be no invasion of the legal
and constitutional privileges of the hum
blest citizen as long as Krskine M. Boss
sits in judgment upon the fact and its
cognate legality as it may be presented.
Ami he is now in a position to nullify the
inherent injustice of a bad law—it is well
for the people that his powers have been
enlarged and strengthened.
The condition of the streets of a city is
one of the first and principal subjects to
attract the attention of visitors and tour
ists. The impression created by the ap
pearance of the main thoroughfares of a
city extends frequently beyond that scope
and a municipality is often condemned or
praised, according to the cleanliness or
neglect apparent in its streets.
Los Angeles is the Mecca of pilgrims
from the East. Annually these arrive in
our city to escape from the inconveniences
of the winter in their own homes, and
their number will be augmented by visit
ors from all sections of the United States
and California to witness the imposing
and beautiful scenes of La Fiesta.
Consequently it is of the utmost import
anse that Los Angeles shall present an ap
pearance on that occasion that will create
the most favorable impression. It is
acknowledged that clean streets indicate
a healthy place of residence.
Director-General Meyberg, who has just
returned from San Francisco, became
firmly imbued with that idea from what
he noticed in the Bay city, and he will
undoubtedly exercise his influence as a
member of the Merchants' Association to
urge the adoption in Los Angeles ot the
same method now in vogue in San Fran
While the street sweeping was done un
der contract in that city, the condition of
tbe streets remained in a deplorable state.
It, was not until the Merchants' Associa
tion, partly moved by charitable instincts
and partly by outraged confidence, decid
ed to raise a fund and provide work for
the unemployed. The result was that San
Froncisco has now the cleanest streets of
any city in the Union. Men are engaged
during the day to pick up and carry off
any rubbish or dirt nearly as soon as it
accumulates, and that example should be
followed here.
The matter is of great importance to
Los Angeles, and the Merchants' Asso
ciation, always alert for the best interests
of the city, should take the matter up at
once and suggest to the Council the ne
cessity of immediate action. If their re-
commendation should fail of the desired
effect, the merchants will realize that
neat and clean streets are most eloquent
advertisements for a growing and pro
gressive city, and they will, in self-de
fense, be compelled to take the matter in
It is evident that the leading business
men of Los Angeles are not enthusiastic
in the matter of a competing railroad
from this city to Bakersfleld. They do
not regard it as a paying business propo
sition, and so express themselves. The
fact that such a road would divert the
bulk of the trade and commerce of Cen
tral California southward, and that Los
Angeles would benefit as a community,
does not appeal to the individual whose
business interests are prospering under
existing conditions. He may not be
made to see the necessity of speculative
effort, and his enterprise gradually con
centrates to a narrow personal environ
The situation in San Francisco was dif
ferent. The merchants of that city had
so long submitted to the tyranny and op
pression of a conscienceless monopoly that
they had come to regard their condition
as inevitable and irredeemable. When
they found, however, that an effort on
their part would emancipate them from
the thraldom of the corporation, they re
solved to help themselves. It was des
peration that moved them, and they are
now surprised that they are succeeding
so easily. They realized that unless they
could lift themselves out of the slough
into which they had floundered, bank
ruptcy and commercial ruin was immi
nent. Asa consequence, their business
men" have decided to invest $2,01X1,000, or
$4,000,000 if necessary, in an enterprise
that they hope will compel the state to
continue to contribute to their coffers. In
short, San Francisco was rapidly losing
its prestige as a metropolis, and the mer
chants and business men of that city are
now expending vast sums to regain their
commercial standing.
Los Angeles is confronted by no such
desperate necessity. She is provided with
competition facilities, and her citizens
are not yet prepared to embark upon an
enterprise of such magnitude as the con
centration of the traffic and trade of
the San Joaquin Valley at this point.
Moreover, it is not at all improb
able that the Southern Pacific Com
pany may not wreak vengeance on
the businessmen of San Francisco by re
ducing their freight between the valley
and Los Angeles to such a figure that the
competing road to San Francisco will not
be able to meet them. Thus the selfish
designs of San Francisco in locating the
southern terminus at B.ikerstield would
be frustrated, and as a cold-blooded busi
ness proposition, Los Angeles would have
reason to rejoice over the outcome of the
Of course the projectors of the Valley
road can offset this advantage to Los An
geles by extending their road from Bak
erstield to Salt Lake. It will then he time
enough to push our own Salt Lake rail
road project—provided, of course, that we
do not succeed in rousing public interest
in this proposition before that time.
The business men of Los Angeles know
what they want and they know how far
their enterprise may be extended.
Some objection has been offered to the
Governor's appointment of Edward Coi
tion as Harbor Commissioner of San Fran
cisco. This objection is by politicians
who are able to influence certain commer
cial interests, and it is not an objection
that has permanent weight, for its ani
mus is too apparent. Governor Build ap
pointed Mr. Colnon because he had per
sonal knowledge of his appointee's integ
rity and ability to perform the duties of
the office. Mr. Colnon is a newspaper
man; and a good one. He has, through
the columns of his newspaper, the Stock
ton Mail, discussed questions of state
clearly and logically, indicating a compre
hensive knowledge of affairs and offering
conclusive evidence of his fitness to
assume any position in the gift of the
Governor or other appointing power. It
is our opinion, also, that while Mr. Col
non is a member of the Board of Harbor
Commissioners of San Francisco, that de
partment of the Government will deal
honestly and fairly by all concerned, or
the people will know the reason why.
The appointment of M. Colnon to this
responsible ofiice is another evidence of
the excellent judgment that has been
credited to Governor Budd by those who
know him.
If that carload of Chinese passing
through Fort Worth, Tex., in bond
doesn't get lost on the road it will be
The Pacific Railroads
In the case of the Pacific railroads the
House should Let well enough alone. The
new proposition now being urged by the
Union Pacific should he ignored The
very persistency of these corporations
suggests the ulterior motive ot barring
all inquiries into their past misdeeds and
preventing steps for the recovery of the
millions which have been diverted. ~
A Woman of Forty Summer*
Full of outline and fair of face,
Swinging her fan wi'h languid grace.
White arms gleaming thiough foidri of lace,
A woman ol forty summers.
No thread of white 111 the auburn hair,
No line of age in the forehead fair,
A life unmarred by touch of care,
In spite of her forty summers.
A husband lover and children sweet,
Pleasures to charm and friends to eree',
Roses scattered before her feet.
Through eat-h of her forty Hummers.
Summers all, for winters bold
Have sna-ehed her sunshine and made her
Have killed her roses and left her old;
Nothing she knows but summers.
Nothing she knows of laden cloud,
Of freezing air and tempests loud,
01 snows that weave for hope a shroud;
Her life has been only summers.
So calm she sits in the balmy air.
No sorrows to fret, no cross to bear,
A summer idyl, a vision fair,
This woman of forty summers.
Yet colli anil blast but make us strong.
After the snow i he robin's sung;
To the fullest life by right belong
The winters as well as cummers.
Anil they whom Tanie shall carve tn stone.
The women whom mail would fnin enthrone,
The women whom .oil has stamped ins own.
Live wluters as well as summers.
We have 68,000,000 postoftices.
It has come at last. There is a "men's
league" at Topeka.
There are 175,441 miles of railroad track
in the United States.
About 1,3)7,731,80S gallons of beer and
wine is consumed yearly by our people.
A letter of abdication of Liliuokalani
begins with a sentence that contains just
257 words.
A rainmaker in Wichita advertises to
make rain for $300, rain or no rain, and
$1500 if she pours.
Nearly 3,180,000 cigars were manufact
ured last year in Missouri, an average of
thirteen for every man, woman and child.
The Hartford postoftice handles more
mail matter than any other city in New
England, outside of Boston and Provi
Out of the world's cotton crop of 10,
--000.000 bales the southern states of this
country produced nearly S<,000.000; about
An Atchison, Kan., girl of twenty-two,
who boasts of ton proposals of marriage,
forgot tv say that nine of them were
from one consecutive honey hoy.
A devilfish having a mouth with a lst
ernl spread ol over fifteen feet was recently
captured in the Gulf of Mexico, about
twenty miles from Brownsville, Tex.
The Salvation Army held a trial in New
York the other day of his Satanic Majesty,
the devil, and tried, convicted and sen
tenced him to 1000 years in chains.
Eighty paintings hy the late George
Inness, M. A., were sold at executor's
sale in Checkering Hall last night and
realized the unprecedented sum of |35,750.
Tom Gallagher, the hermit of San Cle
ments Island, in the Pacific, lives almost
as lonely a life as liobinson Crusoe in a
hut. Now and then a fisherman calls to
get water.
A marvelous man is Mr. Banningan of
New .Jersey. Having been converted by
the Salvation army, he has returned nearly
1500 to the treasury—pension money to
which he was not entitled.
The biggest runaway story comes from
Git's Island, Me., where a frightened
horse, with sleigh attached, is said to
have leaped clean over a team, without
either himself or the sleigh touching it.
Wives are bought ami sold in China.
Twenty years ago the average price was
£5. Now it is £.">o, and parents, realizing
that there is a fortune in a family of girls,
strangle less of their female children at
The United States produced, in 1803,
1,619,496,130 bushels of corn. The farm
lands of this country are estimated to be
worth $13,279,252,749. The total value of
all the farm products of every description
was by the last census $2,460,107,454.
Virgil H. Burns of Ogeechee, (5a., killed
1 hog that weighed 887 pounds when
tressed, and from which was made 176
I'ounds of ham, 100 pounds shoulders, 212
pounds middlings, 130 pounds lard, 82
sounds sausage and about 00 pounds
<ouse, etc., the whole of which was worth
ibout $52.
Mrs. Joseph Frank, wife of a railroad
baggageman, residing at Bloomington.
111., several years ago performed a kind
act toward Mrs. Clara H. Russell of Phil
adelphia. The matter had been forgotten
by Mrs. Frank until a day or two ago,
when she received word that Mrs. Russell
was dead and had willed her entire estate
to the lady who befriended her in time of
need. Mrs. Crank gets,s4o,ooo,
Mrs. Morton, wife of the Governor of
New York, is justly held to be an ideal
According to rumor Mrs. Edmund Yates
carries about with hor tho ashes of her
husband in a casket fitted into a little
traveling-bag of special design.
Mrs. Beerbohm Tree, besides being
thoroughly domestic in her tastes and un
affected in her manner, is fond of Greek
and Latin and can chatter away in Greek
as well as in English.
Mrs. Tefft of Buffalo has been reap
pointed a member of the hoard of school
examiners. She has studied the educa
tional systems of other cities with an
eager desirce to discover methods which
would Improve the Buffalo schools.
Miss Louise B. Aldrich-Blake, a young
and pretty English girl, has just passed a
highly successful medical examination at
tiie University of London, and has been
assigned as assistant house physician at
the new hospital for women. .
Beatrice Harruden thinks the women of
the I'nited States have few things to com
plain of and she admires their frankness,
honesty, cleverness, and lack of affecta
tion. She particularly "likes the way
American girls behave about men."
Mine. Carre, a business-like French
woman, is the private secretary of Colonel
Waring, New "V ork's . street cleaning com
missioner. Mnie. Carre speaks and writes
fluently English, French and German,
and has some knowledge of Italian.
Baroness yon Saurma, wife of the Ger
man ambassador at Washington, is one of
the most popular leaders of the diplomatic
corps by reason of her graciousness, tact
anil amiability. She is a most brilliant
conversationalist in almost any language.
Dr. Anna Williams is one of the expert
bacteriologists in the New York Hoard of
Health's anti-toxine laboratory. Dr. Will
iams is a young woman of 25, who has
very thorough training for her work. She
studied in Leipsic and then returned to
this country and was graduated from the
New York Woman's College.
Mary M. Seely and Jason Hodges, of
Provincetown, Cape Cod, were engaged to
be married for forty-three years. The en
gagement was broken recently because
Jason pulled a corkscrew out of his pocket
along with his handkerchief. Miss Seely
says she is glad the discovery was made,
because she has had her suspicions for
thirty-live years.
The more you puff a cigar the smaller
it becomes, and that is the case with
some men.
Mr. Fuller Maitland, in his book on
German composers, tells of a lady who,
on hearing from Goldmark that lie was
the composer of the Queen of Sheba, re
marked, "Dear me, that must be a lucra
tive post!"
"You don't tell me that I am the pretti
est woman at the reception, as you used
to,"pouted Mrs. Snaggs. "No," replied
her husband, "you must remember that
I joined the church only two weeks ago."
Chronic Grumbler- "Look here. There's
no meat in this sandwich.'' Affable Waiter
--"Then why do you call it a sandwich?
lain surprised that a gentleman of vonr
erudition should commit such a solecism
in rhetoric."
Miss Madison Square—"Can you explain
how it is that where one hundred men
abscond not more than one woman
can be found who is in the least dishon
est?" Miss Fremont—"Certainly. The
women have no extravagant wives."
Hojack reading—"The Emperor of
China has ordered the Pekin bankers to
advance him the money he needs or lose
their heads." Tomdi k—'That sounds
like an American invitation to officehold
ers to make voluntary campaign contribu
t ions.''
Walter Ihinlop, the well-known humor
ous clergyman of Dumfries,, was one day
talking to a brother of the cloth, who in
a facetious manner said, "Well, Walter, I
believe, after all has been said, that my
head could hold two of yours." "Man,
replied Walter, with a pawky smile. "I
never thocht before that voitr heid was
sac cempty."
Mr. Spriggs was complaining be
cause so much effort was required in
succeeding, oven so poorly as lie did.
"Well," exclaimed Mrs. SpriggS, "did yon
ever get anything without working hard
for it?" "Yes, l have," he said, discon
tentedly, "Oh, I guess not," insisted Mrs.
S. "Hut I know 1 have." "What was it I'd
like to know"- " A bad cold," and Mr.
SpriggS took heart, and smiled.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Pair Highest Medal and Diploma.
A Meeting of Citizens Considers
Legislative Action
Another Assembly to Be Held Tomorrow
Frank Sabichl Olvm some dnod Advice and
A. 5. Loagtsy Tells Mow the Project
Can Be Carried Out
The call for a meeting of citizens at the
assembly rooms of the Chamber of Com
merce last night, to consider the building
of a railway to Salt Lake City, proved a
disappointment in point of numbers. The
Chamber of Commerce took in hand the
proposeo bill that the Salt Lake railroad
people wanted the Legislature to pass and
referred it to a committee.
The action of the Chamber of Commerce
seemed to put a damper upon the public
enthusiasm and hence the meeting last
night was a small one. The proposed bill,
which is given in full below, if passed,
would apply to only two counties in the
state. Before the tax to build a railroad
could he assessed the Board of Supervis
ors of the county would have to sanction
the matter, and if a tax was voted under
the bill the Board of Supervisors would
have the power to select the route.
At the meeting last night Colonel Mar
ble preside , Lay ton Coles acting as secre
tary. The chairman stated the action of
the Chamber of Commerce and said that it
was his belief that no man could build a
railroad farther than he could throw a
stone if he depended upon popular sub
scription in this city. The only way to
buila the road was by taxation, so as to
make the other railroads owning property
in the county pay their share of taxes.
He called attention to the fact thst only a
live per cent assessment on the taxable
property was asked.
George E. Kirby followed with a map,
diagrams and statistics. He showed that
the people of the city and county of Los
Angeles could reach Salt Lake by building
less than 300 miles of road. If a road was
built over the Union Pacific survey coal
could be landed here for $4 a ton, twenty
cars a day of lead ore containing gold and
silver could be secured, and besides the
line would run through fertile yalleys rich
in products of the soil.
The proposed bill to be presented to the
Legislature was then read, as follows:
An act to authorize counties 0; the sec
ond class to build railroads and to
lease or operate the same.
The people of the state of California,
represented in Senate and Assembly, do
enact as follows:
Section t. That in counties of the first
and second class the Board of Supervisors
thereof shall, hy a resolution passed by a
majority of the members elected thereto,
declare it to be essential to the interests of
such county that a line of railroad, to be
named in said resolution, should be pro
vided between termini designated therein
one of which shall be in such county it
shall be lawful for a board of trustees ap
pointed as herein provided and they are
hereby authorized to borrow as a fund for
that purpose not to exceed the sun of five
per cent of the assesed value of the pro
perty on the assessment roll of such
county and to issue bonds therefor in the
name* of said county under the corpo
rate seal thereof bearing interest at a
rate not to exceed five per centum per
annum, payable semi-annually at such
{daces and in such sums as shall be
deemed best by said board. Said bonds
shall be signed by the president of said
hoard and the chairman of the Board of
Supervisors of such county and attested
by the County Clerk who shall keep a reg
ister of the same and shall be secured by
a mortgage on the line id railway, aud its
net income and by the pledge of the faith
of the county, and a tax not exceeding
two and one-half mills on the dollar,
which it shall be the duty of the Board of
Supervisors thereof to annually levy suffi
cient with said net income to pay
the interest and provide a sinking fund
for the final redemption of said bonds;
provided, that no money shall be bor
rowed or bonds issued until after the
question of providing the line of railway
specified in the resolution shall be sub
mitted to a vote of the qualified electors
of said county, at a special election to be
ordered by the board of supervisors thereof,
of which notice shall be given as provided
under the general laws in other cases of the
creation of other county bonded indebt
edness; and provided iurther, that two
thirds of said electors voting at said elec
tion shall decide in favor of said line of
railway. The returns of said election shall
be made to the county clerk and by him
laid before the board of supervisors, who
shall declare the result by resolution. The
bonds issued under the authority of this
section shall not be sold or disposed of for
less than their par value.
Sec. 2. If two-thirds of the votes cast
at said election shall be in favor of pro
viding the line of railway as specified in
the first section, it shall be the duty of
the district attorney of such county
forthwith to rile a petition in the Superior
Court of such county praying that the
judges thereof will appoint live trustees,
to be callflriithe. trustees of railway
(the blankltQ be filled with the name given
to the railway in the resolution); and it
shall be tbe duty of said judges to make
the appointment and to enter the same on
tiie minutes of the court. They shall enter
into bond to the county in such sum as
the court may direct, with one or more
sufficient sureties, to be approved by the
court, conditioned for the faithful dis
charge of their duties. The bond so taken
shall be deposited with the treasurer of
the corporation for safe keeping.
Sec. 3. The said trustees and their suc
cessors shall be the trustees of the said
fund, and shall have the control and dis
bursement of the same; they shall
xpend said fund in procuring the
right to construct and in con
structing a single or double track
railway, with all the usual append
ages, "including a line of telegraph be
tween the termini specified in said resolu
tion ; and lor the purposes aforesaid shall
have power and capacity to make con
tracts, appoint, employ and pay officers
and agents, and to acquire, hold and pos
sess all the necessary real and personal
property and franchises in this state;
they shall also have power to receive do
nating in land or money, bonds and other
personal property, and dispose of the same
in aid of said fund.
Sec. 4. The said trustees shall form a
board, and shall choose one of their num
ber president, who shall also be the act
ing trustee, with such power as the board
may, by resolution, from time to time con
fer upon him. A majority of said trus
tees shall constitute a quorum, and shall
hold regular meetings for the transaction
of business at their office in the county
scat of such county under whose action
they are appointed; but they may ad
journ from tune to time to meet at any
time they may think proper; they shall
keep a record' of their proceedings, and
they shall cause to be kept a lull and ac
curate account of their receipts and dis
bursements, and make a report of the
same to the board of supervisors an
nually, and whenever requested by a reso
lution of the board of supervisors. No
money shall be drawn from said fund but
upon "the order of said board, except their
own compensation, which shall ue paid
out of tue same upon the allowance of
the court appointing them, and shall he
apportioned according to their respec
tive services.
See. 5. Said trustees shall have power
to take suchTsecurity from |any officer,
agent or contractor, chosen, appointeft-or
employed by them, as they shall deem
advisable. They shall not become surety
for any such officer. agent or contractor,
or be interested directly or indirectly in
any contract concerning said railway
They shall be responsible only for their
own acts.
| Sec. H. Whenever the board of super
visors of any county shall have reason to
believe that any one of said trustees has
failed in the faithful performance of his
trust,|it shall be their duty to instruct the
district attorney to apply to the court
that appointed said trustee by petition,
praying that such trustee be removed,
and another appointed in his place; and
when a vacancy shall occur in said board
from any other cause, it shall be filled in
like manner. If the said district attorney
shall fail to make application in either
of the foregoing cases, after request by
any holder of the bonds issued by Said
trustees, or by a taxpayer of the corpora
tion, such bondholder," or taxpayer, may
hie a petition in his own name, on bebaif
of the holders of such bonds, for like re
lief, in any court having jurisdiction;
and-if the court hearing the action shall
adjudge in favor of the plaintiff, he shall
be allowed as part of his costs a reasona
ble compensation for his attorneys.
Sec 7. Whenever in the construction of
a line of railway as herein provided, it
shall he necessary to appropriate land for
the fundation of the abutments or
piers of any bridge across any stream
within this state, or for any other pur
pose, or to appropriate any* rights en
franchise, proeedings shall be com
menced and conducted in accordance with
the provisinos of this Title VII, Tart
111, of the Code of Civil Procedure of this
Sec. 8. Whenever there shall be be
tween the termini designated in any
resolution passed under this act
a railroad already partially con
structed, or right, of way acquired there
for, which can be adopted as part of the
line provided for in said resolution, the
trustees for said line may purchase the
said railroad and rights of way, and pay
for the same out of the trust fund. '
Sec. !). The sato trustees shall have
power, as fast as portions of the line for
which they are trustees are completed,
to rent or lease the right to use or and
operate such portions, upon such terms
as they may deem best; but such rights
shall cease and determine on the final
completion of the whole line, when the
right to use and operate the same shall
be leased by them to such person or com
pany as will conform to the terms and
conditions which shall be fixed and pro
vided by the Hoard of Supervisors of the
county by which the line of railway is
Sec. 10. The Board of Supervision of
any county passing a resolution as pro
vided in the first section of this act, may
appropriate and pay to the said trustees
out of the general fund of said county,
such sum as may be necessary for defray
ing the expenses of the election, and said
sum shall De repaid out of said trust fund
when raised.
Sec. 11. This act shall take effect on its
After the bill was read, the chairman
advised that a strong committee and sev
eral lobbyists be sent at once to the Legis
lature. Phis idea did not meet with the
views of those present, and Mr. Forrester
remarked that it would be foolish to ap
point a committee unless more enthusi
asm in regard to the project was shown.
The chairman stated tnat the meeting
could adjourn sine die by passing a reso
lution to the effect that the enthusiasm
was lacking which woidd warrant the ap
pointing of a committee to go to Sacra
mento, or they could hold an adjourned
meeting in a tew days, and during the
interval strive to arouse interest sutheien*
to carry out their plans.
After this statement a period of silence
settled down on the room, which was sud
denly broken by a motion to adjourn
from Captain Cross.
Before this motion was seconded A. S,
Longley sprang up and said that although
he was comparatively a new-comer ill
Los Angeles, he desired to be heard.
"I remember," said he, "the difficulty
the citizens of Cincinnati expetienced
when they strove to build the Cincinnati
Southern Hailroad. They agitated tho
question for nearly forty years, and then
only succeeded at last by, boldly putting
their shoulders to the wheel and forcing
its completion.
"Let this meeting, when it adjourns, do
so until next Saturday night, in order that
the business men of the city may come
and learn the importance of prompt -ac
tion. Let a place be chosen where a meet
ing can be held open to all. Let a com
mittee be appointed to call on the differ
ent business men of the city and urge
them to be present and lend their influ
ence to put this project on its feet and
the aid of the daily papers be soliciteifas
helps to what is the common interesf of
all citizens.
If necessary procure a wagon and a
band, do anything to arouse enthusiasm,
and I think if you do so you will have a
meeting which will succeed in getting a
to the Legislature and will
succeed in getting your wishes acted upon
and granted."
Major E. W. Jones replied that the idfa
of the meeting was very good, but thatCas
time was short, he thought Friday night
should be the one decided upon. Contin
uing the major said; "I do not think
the Legislature would have any hesitancy
in passing the bill, but I think there is. a
general fear that the money, if raised,
might be misappropriated. The pccutle
would raise the money if they were smre
it would be expended in a fair and just
'"The project of this road has so much
merit that if it is presented to the people
in the proper way, and the danger in
which this city now is of having another
road built for the, purpose of withdrawing
the trade of the country it is proposed to
develop and of diverting it to Sun Fran
cisco is thoroughly explained to them, I
know they will have no hesitancy in sub
scribing the necessary funds, and the con
struction of the road will be an assured
fact. I think, also, that as the time for
the adjournment of the legislature tfp
proaches, no time should be lost in taking
The chairman explained that under the
proposed bill, live trustees would be aii*
pointed by the Superior Court, and would
he under the control and direction of the
Supervisors in each county, and the funds
would be most carefully guarded and ac
counted for.
J Frank Sabichi rose and stated that he
agreed heartily with the plans for tlte
proposed road, anil recognized the facjl
that all modes of transportation facilities
should be increased. "'I believe," said
he, "that the quickest way we act in this
matter will be the most successful. If this
bill is not passed by the Legis uture, U
means two years ot lost time, and there*
fore it looks to me that there should he
enough interest excited in this and sur*
rounding counties to push it through. If
we fail, however, the project must not bis
abandoned, A small amount of moniey
could be raised in the different counties
by subscription to build ten or twenty
miles of road. I understand the road can
be built at a cost of $1,000 per milei
The portion built could then bo bonded
to obtain funds for the completion of the
next ten or twenty miles, and so proceed
until it is finished. This mode ot pro*
cedure would probably be best if we had
not time to frame the bill so that the as?
sessments should be equitable. Let us
proceed with the Legislature first, and il
unsuccessful, then the above method can
be tried, but in all events don't let thS
matter drop until trains are running be-,
twecn here and Salt Lake."
A. H. Longley then moved that a com
mittee of ten be appointed and instructed
to go around the different streets and
into the business houses and notify the
business men that the meeting will be,
held, and explain to them the importance
of tneir being present; nlsu that the com
mittee visit and ask the co-operation of
the various newspapers.
The motion was amended by Frank?
Sabichi to make all present members of
the committee, and was passed.
The meeting then adjourned to meet to
morrow night at a place to be hereafter
chosen and advertised in the papers of the
previous day.

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