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When the Democratic and People's
party city convention convened, it was
manifest that if tey proposed to win the
election it would be imperative to place
the very best men in the field.
The issue of municipal ownership had
been made, and this augured, well for
Victory, seeing that the people of Los
Angeles had grown tired of the water
company's extortion, but without the
Very best men- on the ticket, this would
not be enough. Conferences were ac
cordingly had. nnd the outcome was the
Selection of the union ticket.
So acceptable have these nominations
proved that the Stiver Republicans sub
sequently indorsed the entire ticket, with
the single exception of the candidate for
the council in the Seventh ward, where
they had a candidate of their own.
The Labor Congress has since in
dorsed almost all the ticket, the only ex
ceptions being where it was bound by old
ties to other nominees, as in the case of
the candidate for city clerk.
The records of the union catindidates
•peak for themselves, as follows:
Meredith P. Snyden is the choice of the
people for mayor of. Los Angeles. He
is not the choice of lite corporations. The
Los Angeles City Water company is op
posed to his election anil Is lighting him
with all its power and the use of dollars.
Notwithstanding tlie power of money.
Chairman Eaton of the Republican city
central committee practically concedes
Mr. Snyder's election. Mr. Eaton, at any
rale, made the admission yesterday that
"it looks blue for Martin."
Seme months ago the arrogance of the
Los Angeles city Water company be
came so pronounced in the attitude of
that corporation tOWafd the City that
the council found il advisable to lake
some action in defense, it was Council
man Snyder who championed the pen
pie's cause against a greedy corpora t ion,
and he made ,i determined fight to se
cure a needed reduction In the water
rates. He proposed a reduction or.",opet
cent In the schedule then.in force, Al
that time Mr: Snyder \v*s approached
by representatives of tlie water fcom
pany. who tried to prevail upon him to
retreat from his position. The water
company attorney even Intimated that
If Mr. Snyder did not withdraw from the
Mand he had taken, the water company
■would go into politics, to thai council
man's disadvantage. Mr. Snyder, un
daunted, continued to tight for the peo- ■
ides good, and as a result the council
adopted an ordinance requiring a re
duction of tlS'-i per cent, but this was re
turned by the mayor. The council then
revised the ordinance, antl. in spite ot
Mr. Snyder's efforts lo secure a greater
percentage of reduction, finally agreed
on a schedule of rates amounting to a
cut of about 12';. per cent. Though Mr.
Snyder wus opposed by the other COUn
clfmen. he effected an Important saving
for the people, anil gained thereby the
enmity ol' the water company. Mr.
Snydr has pledged himself to bring
about economy in municipal affairs, if
elected mayor, and be certainly w ill be.
The union candidate. M. P. Snyder,
was born in ]SsSat Winston. N. C. where
he resided until bis twenty-second year. -
when he decided to cast his' lot in the
land of the oettlng sun. On coming west
he silent a short time in San Francisco,
but believing that there were better
chances for the accumulation of this
world's- goods further south, he came to
Leis Angeles and secured employment
as clerk with the Coulter Dry Goods
Company. He held the position for four
years, giving entire .satisfaction to his
employer, when he decided to branch
out lor himself. For seven years he was
engaged in handling real estate, and in
1892 engaged in the shoe business, which
is new known as the M. P. Snyder com
pany. In 1891 and 1892 he served on the
police commission and in 1894 entered the
race for councilman for the Second'ward
on tin- Democratic ticket, und although
his ward was Republican by 200 votes, |
his popularity overcame the majority,
and he was elected over his Republican
C. If. Hance, the union nominee for
City clerk. Indorsed also by the
League tor Heller City Government,
comes from an old family of Virginia
pioneers, who immigrated at an early
date to Missouri, where he was born.
He was educated in tbe city of St. Louis,
and was a schoolmate of our present
county recorder. When quite a young
man, and during the gold excitement
on this coast, he jolnetl a company of
pioneers and started overland for the
gold fields of California. On arriving
at Pike's I'eak 111 health compelled him
to return to St. Louis, and he entered
the employ of the old North Missouri
Railroad company, now the Wabash,
lie remained with that railroad until he
engaged in a business of his own, which
lie successfully carried on for several
years, and while so engaged his many
friends put him forward for the office
of clerk of the circuit court in Northern
Missouri. He was elected and served
eight years In that capacity.
He first settled with his family in San
Jose, where he successfully engaged in
the drug business for several years,
from which place he removed to this city
in 1885. and since that time he has been
In close business relations witli the
people, as one of the leading ami popu
lar druggists and pltarniucisla. and for
years has been one of the best-known
figures on the street. Mr. Hance has a
host of friends in the city, who esteem
him highly on account of hfsgentleman
ly bearing and unquestionable integ
rity, and who can give all assurance
that no mistake can possibly be made
in placing him In the office for which he
Is a candidate.
No attorney has a higher standing
among the 350 members of the Los Ange
les bar, und few men in the county are
more eloquent as a forensic debater and
public speaker than the union
candidate for city attorney. J.
It. Rush. He was born in Pennsylvania
in 1868 and is consequently now lift years
of ago. He has been a resident of Los
Angeles during the past sixteen years
and in that time has made his mark as
tin attorney of ability and made
many friends. He served with credit as
deputy district attorney under H. C.
Dillon and is known as a lawyer of
much ability.. Mr. Rush is one of the
best public speakers in this section of
the country antl as such is well known
over Southern California. He is also
well known as a champion of labor or
ganizations, and is solid on th" free sil
ver issue. Mr. Rush is stongly in favor
of municipal ownership of tlie water
plant, und if elected city attorney his
best efforts will be expended for the
good of the city against the tricks of
conspiring corporations.
Twenty-eight years ago Andrew Boyle
made a hard light against surrendering
the city over to the tender mercies of a
water monopoly for thirty years. Today
his grand-son, Andrew Boyle Workman,
union candidate foJr city treasurer, is
making the same kind of a fight.
He Is the son of ex-Mayor W. H.
Workman, who Is considered the most
progressive mayor Los Angeles ever
had. He was born in this city in 18GS—
In the very year the thirty-years' con
tract with the water company was en
tered into.
Mr. Workman is a college man.
having spent several years at St.
Vincent's College in this city, ami
later taking a commercial course at
Santa Clara college. About a year ago
be married the younger daughter of
Judge n. M. Widney. Mr. Workman
has bad no former political experience-,
though he is In every way fitted for the
office lie seeks to fill. Being SO emi
nently connected, Mr. Workman Will
have no trouble In securing the very
best bond for the safekeepelng of the
city's money, and he will doubtless cap
ture the young men's vole next Monday.
As a member of the board or educa
tion Stephen E. Fulton, union Candidas*
for auditor, has made a good record
and without a break. Among labor or
ganizations his name is as familiar as
"household words," because of his earn
est championship of needed reforms,
and It is not surprising that lie is in the
front rank of the municipal ownership
He was horn near Pittsburg, Pa..
in 1861. He received a common
school education, taught school for
a time, and afterwards attended college
at Oberlln. Ohio. In 1882 he removed
from Pennsylvania to Wymore, Neb.,
where he entered tlie service of the
Chicago. Burlington and Quincy rail
way as locomotive fireman, afterward
promoted to locomotive engineer, and
employed on said railway until
the great strike of IRHB. After
the strike he wus employed at the
Baldwin Locomotive works, in Phila
delphia. In INB9 be came lo California
and entered the service of the Santa
Fe railway company. Since 1894 Mr.
Fulton has been a member nf the city
board of education.
The energetic reformer. Alfred M.
Salyer. union nominee for city tux
and license collector, is well known
to the voters of Los Angeles city and
county. Mr. Salyer is an flllnoisan by
birth and is now in his 43d year. Early
In tin- litis his parents removed to lowa,
where his boyhood days w ere passed on
a farm and, attending the country
schools, except about two years spent
In study at the Mt. Pleasant high school.
Al the age of HI he began teaching.
Which In- continued with intervals of
study for several years: afterwards en
gaging in the piano trade. About nine
years ago he removed with his family
to this city from Topeka, Kansas, and
resumed the music business. He is now
the head or the firm of Salyer & Robin
son, No. 301 Broadway.
As a thoroughly competent engineer
Mr. J. H. Dockweller has made a gooil
record for himself, and now that he is
the union candidate for city engineer,
the taxpayers will have an opportunity
to show their appreciation.
He was born In Erie county,
New York. February 20. 1864. Coming
west several years ago he settled in Los
Angeles, since which time he has often
been prominently before the people in
the capacity of civil engineer. Mr. Dock
weller designed and built the outfall
sewer, which is a remarkable work and
the only one of its kind in the world.
After this great work bad been complet
ed and all hills- paid he was able to re
port the sum of $21,000 of the sewer fund
unexpended, not a very common occur
ence nnvv-a-days. He should be elected
to the office which he seeks; to fill. Mr.
Dockweller is exceedingly popular
among his acquaintances and all who
know him agree upon his eminent fit
ness for the position of city engineer.
Tiie office of street superintendent is
one which requires the services of a
man who has some knowledge as to
what constitutes good public work. He
should also lie one who has some quali
fications as a business man. Mr. J. E.
Frick. th- union candidate, seems to be
the logical peraon to fill this position.
Having had thirteen years experience
in the construction of all kind's of public
work, and being competent to judge as
to whether the books of the office are
properly kept, It goes without saying
that if elected lo fill that Important po
sition he would make an ideal sreet su
perintendent. He has also been a resi
dent taxpayer of this city for eleven
years, hence is naturally In touch with
those who pay taxes. He also believes
in the city ownership of water works,
and- is also a firm friend of the laborer.
He has always paid the highest wages—
never less than 52 per day. He is also
a wheelman, and therefore Is naturally
interested in good!roads. He is belngsup
ported by people of ail political parties
and his election is a-fort gone conclusion,
Mr. Frick was horn on a farm
near Rock Island, 111., in 1857.
He early began work as a contractor of
public work. He removed to California
in 1885, since which time he has been
identified with a large number of public
enterprises in this city, probably the
most Important of which was the build
ing of a large portion of the outfall sew
er, which he completed to the satisfac
tion eif. every one.
For two years (1892-1894) L. E. Seaman
demonstrated as police judge his fitness
to occupy a public trust. He is the
union nominee for assessor, an office
which needs just his, character of man.
He was born In La Salle
county, Illinois. Leaving the farm he
took a law course in the Union college
of Law. Chicago, receiving bis degree
of L.L. B. in 1879. Subsequently he was
for three years elected city attorney and
two years mayor of Mendota, Illinois.
Ten years ago be came to this city, since
which time be has been practicing law,
except tor two years when he held the
office of police judge. Being a lawyer
and having had experience as a. public
official. Mr. Seaman will undoubtedly
give satisfaction in the capacity nf city
F. M. Nickell. the union candidate for
tlie council in the First ward, has been
a resident of California for about thir
teen years. He has been identified with
many of the public Improvements of the
city, has servetl two terms in the city
council with credit, was largely instru
mental in building up the East-side
park. He also has the credit or obtain
ing many Improvements for the people
Whom he represented. While a member
of tin- city councfl he was chairman of
the committee for huildlng the outfall
sewer trom Los Angeles to the ocean.
He acquitted himself with credit as
chairman of this committee by not only
building the sewer within tbe applo-
priatlon voted by the people for that
purpose, but turned over to the general
fund quite a large sum, something
very unusual in the construction of pub
lic works.
The union candidate for councilman
from the Second ward. James A. Craig,
was born in Chlllicothe, Mo., in 1856, Ids
father being Judge A. Craig of San
Francisco. He has been a resident of
Los Angeles and of the Second ward for
the past twelve years, and Is a member
of the well known wholesale grocery
firm of Craig, Stuart & Co. He has
shown himself to be a public spirited
citizen—a mun of great will and good
judgment. He was one of the two or
three founders of Hie Northwest Im
provement association, an organization
that has accomplished more for the gen
eral Interest of the Second ward during
Hie past three years than was ever done
before for that section of the city. He
served as president of the association for
two consecutive texns. He is familiar
with the needs ot the Second ward and,
as councilman, can and will do much
Nicholas i\ Wynne, who was nor- i
inatcd by the Democrats of the Third j
ward to represent ihe ward in tlie city J
council, was born in 1559 tn San Fran- i
Cisco, and was educated there- and at the
University of Southern California,
graduating with degrees. He went into
the drug business in that city, after
ward passing some years in Washing
ton, and came to Los Angeles live years
ago. He the* became associated with
the drug firm of Off & Vaughn, where he
now is. During his residence here he
has lived In the Third ward, and is
popular with all who know him.
Charles H. Long, the union candidate
for councilman from the Fourth ward,
was born In Butler county. Ohio, and
lived on a farm until be w as lit years old,
gedng to school in winter and working
on the farm in summer. After the age
of 1!) he graduated in a commercial
course tit Lebanon. After this he moved
to Havana, Til.. Where he passer! three
years learning the drug business.
lie has been a resident of this city
for nine years 1 nthe Fourth ward. The
only office he has held In Los Angeles
is that of police commissioner, which he
has tilled most acceptably. He is the
senior member nf the wholesale e-om
mission firm of Long, "Whitney & Co.
Mr. Long is outspoken in favoring mu
nicipal ownership r>f water works.
1.. M. GRIDER.
L. M. Grider, the union candidate for
councilman from the Sixth ward, is a
native of California antl lias lived in
Los Angeles county for thirty years
arid in the city fifteen years. The real
estate firm of which he Is the senior
member has built up a large business.
The firm lias successfully laid uff some
of the largest tracts of land in the city;
opened and improved streets, and sold
hundreds of i,,ts to home-seekers, who
have built their own houses. Mr. Grider
is at present a member of the board of
lire commissioners of l.os Angeles, and
has done much toward placing the Art
department of this city in its present ad
mirable condition.
The candidate for re-election to the
council for the Seventh ward is James
Ashman, whose public and private ca
reer has won for him hosts of friends.
He was born in England in IS 18. In
bis younger days lie had the distinction
of winning a prize for draughting,
among 300 competitors, the prise being
bestowed by Charles Dickens. In 18V0
Mr. Ashman came to the I'nited Stat fa
and located in Pittsburg. For twelve
years he was an employe of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad company, for most of
that time as locomotive engineer. He
came to l.os Angeles ill I.SS4. .He was one
of'the starters of the Atlas Milling com
pany, but of late has been connected
with the Keystone Milling company of
this city. He served two years on the
board of education, and since 1890 has
been a member of the city council.
The People's party candidate for coun
cilman from the Eighth ward, endorsed
by the Democratic convention, is Prof,
Edward L. Hutchison, a young man of
many attainments, and distinctly quail
tied for the position. Mr. Hutchison was
born in Virginia 32 years ago, and lived
for a time in Ohio before he came to Los
Angeles, eleven years ago. He has a
knowledge of law, speaks three or four
languages and has made a bright record
as a school teacher. Some years age
he became known as an able single
handed tighter against school book rings
and other disreputable featured of edu
cational affairs. He Is extremely pop
ular in the Eighth ward, knows the tie, ,-s
of that portion of the city, and if elected
can and will do much for the good of the
No one has made a better record as
councilman than Samuel Rees, union
candidate for the Ninth ward. During
his former term In the council he was
largely Instrumental In securing park
improvements and some valuable dona
tions of hind. Ex-Mayor Workman and
Mrs. Hollenbeck both gave tracts of
land for this purpose and the Hollenbeck
park today looks like a small-section of
paradise, and is a monument to the en
ergy and diplomacy of Mr. Rees in se
curing its acceptance and in providing
fur annual appropriations; according to
the terms agreed upon.
Mr. Rees- has shown that he is not
great corporations, as manifested in his
afraid to oppose the encroachments of
opposition to the granting of the right
to lay a double track on Alameda street,
tin the other hand, Mr. Bianchard.bent
the servile knee to the Southern Pacific
Railroad company by introducing and
voting for the resolution favoring Santa
Monica as the place for the harbor, anil
thereby striking down the interests of
his own ward, which would be more
benefited by the location of the harbor
al San Pedro than any other section
of our city, because the construction e,f
the harbor at the latter place would in
sure the building of the Salt Lake mad
antl the erection of railroad shops, ware
houses and factories in the vicinity of
tlie Terminal depot.
The union candidate for a place on the
board of education, to represent the
First ward, is .1. C. Ryder. He was born
at Niagara Falls, and was educated at
Lockport, N, V.. where he passed his
boyhood days. He lias lived in Los An
geles nine years. He is a machinist fey
trade and during Hie first live years of
his residence here he worked at thai
trade for the Southern Paclflo com
pany. Sim-.- le- left the employ of the
Southern Pacific he has been connected
with Mann & Johnson, on North Main
street, anel is known as an honest, ca
pable man of business. He has never
held a political office, but if elected to
the one for which lie has been nominated
he will perform its duties faithfully.
He is not a politician and has never yet
held a public office,
To say much concerning tile executive
ability of Dr. Joseph Kurtz, union nomi
nee for member of the board of educa
tion, would be useless. Dr. Kurtz lias
the accumulated experience of ten years'
work tm boards of education, having
faithfully served six years on the Los
Angeles city board and four years eat
the county board. He also held the of
otlice of coroner for this county from
INTO to 1.576. discharging the duties of his
eitiief t», the satisfaction id' everyone. Dr.
Kurtz was one of the organizers of tin j
Los Angeles medical college and still i
holds a professorship in that institution, j
No mistake- can be mad.- in electing
him v membf r of the board of education.
George F. Herr. candidate for member
of the board of education for the Third
ward. Is tt young business man of whom
much good and no 111 can be said. He is
popularly known as a man of integrity
and enterprise, and will ably represent
his ward. He wus born in Louisvill--
Ky.. and served about ten years with the
Louisville and Nashville Railroad com
pany. He came to Southern California
nine years ago. He was for a time pas
senger agent for the Southern Pacific
road at San Diego, but during the past
six years he has been connected with the
Union Pacific railroad as passenger
agent, with headquarters in Los Ange
ies. He possesses many qualifications
for the position of school director, and
he will be elected.
1 M. M. Levering, union candidate for
the board of education In the Fourth
ward, is a young man w ho has long been
identified with the interests of that
important and progressive section of
the city, and he gives promise of being
well able to represent his friends and
neighbors In this oapclty. As a con
servator of the educational Interests of
the city he can stand upon years of close
contact with the schools and will have
the advantage of much practical effpefi
ence to assist him in this very import
ant function.
No better recommendation can be
given to Professor J. H. Braly, the union
candidate of the Fifth ward, for the
school board, than the following com
munication trom Professor O. W. Chllds
of the San Jose normal school:
SAN JOSE. Cal. Nov. 30. 1896.
Editor Herald: Dear Sir—l learn that
Prof. J. H. Braly is a candidate for the
school board trustee in your city. I
hope that Los Angeles may be so fortu
nate as to obtain his services as school
director. J. H Braly was for many years
a distinguished ed'ueator in the northern
part of this state. He served'as a. trus
tee of the state normal school at San
Jose, and was afterward a teacher in
the school and Vice principal of the
school. He rendered very valuable ser
vice In all these positions. All of his
school associates here are his friends,
and we shall rejoice to know that be is
ngain giving some of his valuable time
to school work. Respectfully.
Professor Braly will doubtless be elect
ed, for it Is not always easy to find a,
man so fortunately qualified for this po
The Sixth ward will be represented in
the board of education by W. C. Bow
man, the candidate of the union ticket,
who possesses many qualifications for
the place. Mr. Bowman is a native of
North Carolina. He finished his educa
tion in the University of Virginia and
graduated in moral science under Dr.
McGuffey, and lias since had much ex
perience In teaching in public school-.
and colleges, his experience giving hint
special fitness for the duties of a mem
ber of the board of education. He or
ganized here the Church of the New
Era, tlie doctrine of which is to accept
truth wherever found and reject error
with equal liberty. He has been lectur
ing on reform subjects for years. Mr.
Bowman has been for six years a resi
dent of Los Angeles, and if elected he
will do his utmost for the good of his
ward and the city.
The union candidate tor position on the
board of education from the Eighth
ward. Mr. James C. Mclnerny, is a suc
cessful business man. who has been the
architect of his own fortunes, and haß
gained not only worldly goods but the
respect of alt who know him. He was
born in Innes, County Clare, Ireland, in
1866, and nt the age of 18 years came to
the United States. The first two years
In this country he served with a whole
sale grocery firm in Winsted. Conn. He
then came to California, passing some
years in San Francisco, and eighteen
years ago he came to Los Angeles. He
has become identified with the Eighth
ward and has Invested alt his earnings
in Los Angeles real estate.
He has three children attemling school
and In asking the support of the voters
he promises to do as w ell for their chil
dren as he would for his own. Mr. Mc
lnerny has also been nominated by the
Silver Republicans.
Joseph F. Adams, union candidate for
the board of education in the Seventh
ward, wan born in Richmond Va., in
1841. He received his education in Cum
berland City. Md., and learnt the trade
of mason. For twenty-live years Mr.
. Adams has followed the business of
building and contracting. Twelvt* years
ago Mr. Adams settled in Los Angeles
and has since resided in the Seventh
ward. For some years he was a resi
lent in Pontiac, 111., and for six years
was a member of tho local board of edu
cation. Mr. Adams has received the en
lor3etnent of both the Democratic and
Populist conventions.
The union candidate for the Ninth
ward representative on the board of
education. F. L. Binford, was born in
HuntSVllle, Tex., in 1853, but left that
place while he was yet a baby and
found his home in Missouri. Later he
removed to Tennessee, where he re
ceived his education, finishing at the
West Tennessee college, graduating In
the classical course at the age of 16.
After going through college, the young
man taught school and studied law, be
ing admitted to the bar in 1874. In that
.-.auie year be came to California, prac
ticing law several years in Los Angeles
before his health broke down, and he
found it necessary to go buck to Missou
ri. In that state he engaged in business,
but again came to Los Angeles in 1884.
For some time he was engaged in busi
| .-.ess, and in 1891 he resumed the prac-
I tice of law.
An Inventory of the Assets nf the Water
In 1893 the city council ordered an ap
praisement of the water company's as
sets to be made, and Messrs. F. S. Mun
son, Daniel limes and G. W. Campbell,
assisted 1 by J. H. Dockweller, the city
engineer, were appointed as the com
mittee to make tbe appraisement. The
result id their labors was as follows, af
ter making a careful and fair estimate
of all Hie property assessed by the water
Description' of Assessed Committ's
Property. Value. Estimate
Crystal Springs, proper, 4
acres * 400 * 800
Right of way for drain
pipes.. 20 acres 500 300
Land on Los Feliz rancho
ftor eß BiBW 5,000
Land in rvanho tract,
known as the Darby
reservoir site, 7Vi acres son 750
Improvements on same.
Crystal Springs tool
house, etc 450 600
Flume "ii Los Eeliz ran
cho to city. 3x4 ft..
wood, at 11.50 per lin
eal foot, 27.(100 feet 5,0011 33,000
Supply pipe, 44-inch, in
drain. $-1 per lineal ft..
22.000 feet 88,000
Drain pipes to Crystal
Springs and to river,
12 to 24-Inch drain, 10.
--500 leet 21.000
Brick gate house 24x24
feet, waste way fiOOt't... 3.650
tipper tunnel, length ap
proximated at 10,000
feet, at $10 per lineal ft, 20.000
Lower tunnel on city
land leading to distribu
tion reservoir of Los
Angeles Water Co.. 1245
feet, at $11 per lineal
foot 13,695
Right of way from Crys
tal Springs gate to dis
tributing reservoir 2,000
Telephone to Crystal
Springs, 6 miles 100
Manhole?. 44-Inch pipe
line, 12 of them, at $200.
and one tomer, $1000.. 3,400 !
Total Crystal Springs
Land & Water Co $9,850 $192,995
Rights of way and lights
to develop water on 1512
acres In the Arroyo Seco
and adjoining land at
the town of Garvanza.. $15,000
Headworks, Arroyo Se
co system, 2000 feet of ]
20-inch cement pipe at i
$1.50 per lineal foot 1,000
(Note—Pipe line leading
from Arroyo Seco to
East Side included In
generail distribution
system and Garvanza
system of pipes) $7,500
Total Garvanza or Ar
royo Seco system $7,500 $18,000
Land adjacent to Ling's
addition, site of pump
ing station. 17.86 acress 500 $2000
Improvements on same,
pumping plant 400 5,000
Florence Terrace reser
voir. No. 6. on city
land 500 2,700
Total, East Side Sys
tem $1,400 $9,700 |
Note—Distribution system included
in general distribution system.
Land in Ivanho tract, res
ervoir site, 10 acres $ 750 $ 2,000 i
Land in Lick tract, Los
Feliz rancho. 40 acres.. 4,000 8,000
Ivanno subdivision. 2
reservoir lots, .66 acres 150 2,000
Ivanho subdivision, lot 9.
block 1, and lot 50, block
O 80 160
Land in Arroyo Seco,
city, 8 acres 450 900
High reservoir site, city,
about 197 acres 450 9,000
Victor Heights tract, lots
133 to 144, Inclusive, 12
lots 2,330 4,660
Lot near for. College
and Pearl streets, res
ervoir site, 2.31 acres.. 3.100 7,500
Angeleno Heights tract.
lot in block 32; 1 lot 200 500
Augusta Heights tract,
lot 45, block 3. I lot 20 100
One-third interest in lot
1. block 37, H. c., 2 acres 375 1,300
Pumping plant, Victor
Heights, including res
ervoir 1,760 7,500
Machinery and pumps at
Ivanho reservoir 1,200 1,200
Cahuenga water system,
not in city and no data
obtainable outside of
sworn statements of sec
retary of water company
to the assessor 2,000 4,000
Ivanho water pipe sys
tem, not in c ity and no
data obtainable out
side of sworn state
ments of secretary of
water company to as
sessor 1,800 3,600
Total $18,655 $52,620
(Note—Distribution system in city in
cluded In heading general distribution
Florence Terrace tract,
lot 1, $75. lot 2. $60. In
block 4, lot 2: De Soto
Heights tract, lot 26,
block 16, lots 21 to 24.
block 28, $30 each. 5 lotss 3373 $ 700
Land adjoining Catholic
cemetery and Huena
Vista tract, about 3%
acres 1.400 2,500
Lot cor. Alameda, 95 ft..
and Marchessault. 100
feet, this 1 lot .20 acres. 4.500 9.000
Improvements on same,
brick oflico, etc 4,000 6,000
Office furniture, fixtures.
etc., etc 350 2,500
Wagons, 4. $400; horses,
3. $800; harness, 4. $60;
mules. 2, $200; tools, etc..
$1000 440 1.960
Los Angeles city reser
voir, on city land, value
of Improvements 50,000
Machinery, etc . miscel
laneous tools 860 3.000
Pumping station below
said reservoir on city
land; 2 boilers. $3000;
one engine. $3000; Pelton I
wheel. $1000; one pump.
$3000; buildings. $3000.. 15,000;
Total $11,815 $90,660
Two and 3-lnch pipe
127.4 miles; 4 to 8-inch
pipe. 75.6 miles; 10 to
23-inch pipe, 1806
miles $435,463 $621,100 '
Specials, Including Ts,
valves, elbows, etc 35,000
260 hydrants (lire) at
$60 each 15.600
Excavating and repay
ing, paving streets 26,400
Cast and sheet iron pipe
on hand, 4.25 miles.... 20,200
Total $455,465 $718,300
(Note—Of the above pipes 127.4 miles
are screw pipe: 25.93 miles are cast Iron
pipes: 65.73 miles are sheet Iron pipes;
making a total of 221.06 miles.)
Crystal Springs Land
& Water C, $ 9.55U $ 192.995.00
East Side, or Haz
ard's, system 1.400 9.700.00
Garvanza. or Arroyo
Seco system 7,500 18.000.00
Citizens' Water Co.. 1K.655 52,620.00
Los Angeles City Wa
ter Co 11.815 90.660.00
General Distribution
system 455,465 718,900.00
Grand total, net ap
praisement $1,082,275.00
Add allowance of 10
per cent 108.227.50
Franchise or lease.. 300,000.00
Grand aggregate..s497,lßs $1,490,502.50
The committee ordered that tbe sunt
of $1,490,502.50 be tendered by the city
~r Los Angeles to the Los Angeles City
Water company and allied corporations,
or their reprsentatlves, for the rights
and properties owned and controlled by
them, subject to the voters of this city.
Large Meeting of Democrats at Kear
ney'.- Hail Last Night.
The meeting In the Seventh ward, nt
Kearney's hall, last night was called
to order by Mr, Reddy. who Introduced
the first speaker of the evening. Mr.
Earl Rogers. He spoke in his usual
happy vein and presented the municipal
ownership of water in the plainest light.
On one side the people stood as a unit
for the construction of a perfect and
adequate system of water works, and
on the other was ranged vested' rights
and water monopoly.
He dwelt upon the necessity of elect- <
ing honest business men to office'; men ',
whom corporation affiliations had not !
spoiled, and men who would handle the
vexed question of purchase or con- I
struetlon of waterworks without In- |
fllctlng one dollar upon the city that Jus- j
tlce and' equity would not indorse.
Next in order was a song, rendered by I
Mr. Jory, who was a.pplauded to the I
J. R. Armstrong was then introduced.
He placed the question of municipal
ownership of not only water, but other
public utilities, in a historical and log- |
leal manner, citing a multitude of facts i
and statistics of other cities, not only j
In America, but in Europe, showing the
advantages of such ownership, espe
cially of the municipal supervision and '
construction of such plants. His re
marks were highly appreciated by the
Mr. Hance was then introduced by the
chair. He discussed the questions of
the day in his usual quiet manner and
rehearsed the water question and the '
dire necessity of absolute public con- I
trol of all utilities tiiat are usurped by j
At the termination of his remarks .Mr
M. P. Snyder made his appearance, and j
the audience applauded vigorously. He
Was called upon for a speech and imme- \
diatejy responded by entering at once ;
upon an exhaustive review of the water 1
question. He mentioned the beginning
of the present lease and traced it through
all its, ramifications up to the- present I
time. He stated plainly his position, and
Pledged himself that not one cent would
chase of the old plant or the construc
be unnecessarily expended in the pur
tion of a new one. If he had the matter
placed within his care. He briefly re- i
viewed the work of the present </ y j
council nnd showed how he stood on '
several occasions- on the various reso- j
lutions and ordinances that that body <
passed through its hands.
His remarks were frequently applaud
ed and a rousing cheer went up as he
took his seat.
Messrs. Salyer. Fulkerson. Fulton, i
Frick. Ashman. Workman and other I
candidates spoke on the great question ;
at issue, and the utmost was i
evidenced up to the adjournment of the !
One Is to Be Held at Simpson Tabernacle
As chairman of the Parkhurst socie
ty's committee on public morals, Rev. C.
C. McLean has called a men's mass
meeting for Simpson tabernacle tonight.
Women are to be excluded and no male
person not 16 years and over is to be
admitted. It Is expected that some dis
closures will then he made that will
reflect horrfbly on the police adminis
202-207 N. Spring St., Near Temple j 203-207 N. Spring St., Near Temple
Christmas Arrivals
01 ,
Ladies 9 Handkerchiefs
Novelty Neckwear
Enormous Assortments of the Best Styles
At our Usual Unequaled Low Prices.
Atsc Each
400 dozen Plain White and Printed Border Hemstitched Handkerchiefs!
Misses' and Ladies' si ze; on sale at 50 each.
At Sc Each
200 dozen Ladies' Plain Whit* Unlaundered Initial Hemstitch-d Handker*
chiefs; assorted initials; on s;Ce at cc each,
At 10 and 12 l-2c Each
275 dozen Ladies' Sheer Lawn Handkerchiefs, beautifully embroidered; many
handsome patterns to select from; on sale at 10c and t2'oc each.
Ai ISc Each
150 dozen Ladies'fine Linen and Lawn Handkerchlsfs, Scalloped and Hem
stitched Borders, edged with Vallenciennes and Applique Lace; th; best value
at the price we ever had; on sale at 15c each.
At 50c a Box
100 dozen Ladies' White Hemstitched Lawn Handkerchiefs, handsome Em
broidered initial on net work; one-half dozen in a very pretty box; on sale at
50c a box.
$1.00 and $1.50 a Box
4oodo/.tu Ladies' Pure Linen White Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, hand Em"
broidered Initial, large and small size: one-half dozen in very handsome box!
on sale at $1.00 and Jt.so each.
At 10c and 12 l-2c Each
100 dozen Ladies' Plain White Hemstitched Pure Linen Handkerchiefs, wide
and narrow hems; splendid value; on sale at 10c and 12 1-2 C each.
At 15c and 25c Each
27? dozen Ladies' Plain White Hemstitched, extra tine, Pure Linen, soft
finish Handkerchiefs, excellent value; on sale at 15c and 25c each.
At 25c Each
26-; dozen Ladies' Extra fins EmbroiJered Handkerchiefs, Scalloped and
Hemstitched Borders, Lace edge and Lace insertion designs; over 60 patterns
to select trom; on special sale at 25c each.
35c to $2.50
too Ladies' extra tine, Pure Linen Handkerchiefs, Scalloped edge borders;
many new patterns to buy from; on sa'e at 35c, 50c, 78c up to $2.50 each.
65c to $10.00 Each
Real Lace Handkerchiefs in Duchess Vallenciennes and Applique Lace Bor
ders; choice patterns and prices low; oil sale from 05c to $10.00 each.
50c to $6.00 Each
Ladies' Novelty Neckwear. We have a complete line of Bertha Collarettes,
Ruffles, etc., in ail the leading styles; on sal; from 50c to >6.c0 each.
G. W. Itruthertnn Is. to preside, anil,
. emoug the laymen J. R .Newberry ia
!to be Included In the list of speakers.
I but the burden of the speaking Is to be
! done by the clergy, particularly Rev.
i John A. B. Wilson, president of the so
-1 citty. Rev. C. C. McLean, Rev. J. W.
; Hall of the First English Lutheran
| church. K> v. Dr. Cowan of Plymouth
I Congregational church and several oth
. ers.
Dr. McLean says he has the word of
the police commissioners for it that the
1 licenses ot all saloon-keepers who are
j convicted of violating the cloting ordl-
I nances will be revoked.
■ 1 mean business," was the way hede- .
I dared himself last night, and he looked
j it. "I am not making nny personal at
j tack on any one and am not after any
I one official In particular, but if T find
an official derelict in the performance of
his duty 1 will have him prosecuted, and
1 don't care who it is."
| The Silver Republicans will hold a
I final rally at their headquarters on Sat
j urday evening next In the Interest of
I the club's nominees for city offices. Dr.
iJ. H. Boynson will preside at the meet
I ing. Short talks will be made by the
i various cand'dates. Speeches on the
i issue before the people will be made by
; Judge J. N. Phillips, S. A. W. Carver,
Earl A. Rogers. Hon. H. T. Hazard and
others. A large attendance is expecUd,
and all interested In the better interests
of the city are invited to be present.
First ward—Banquet ball, 410 1-9
; Downey aye.
I Fourth anil Fifth wards — Faulk's
I hall. 11224 West Wellington st.
i Independent colored voters'club—
| Panorama hall. "I2D Soutii Main St.
j Second warrt-8. I. M. n. hall, 730
--' 7«2 Hiiona Vista si.
I Fifth and Sixth wards—South G.
hall. Main and Thirtieth sts.
Silver Republican club—3lß West
Second st.
The following licences were issued yes
terday from the office of the county
Miles Jakeway, a native of Michigan,
aged 37 years, and Wilmena STaY
Joyce, a rnllie of New York, aged lib"
years, both residents, of Los Angeles.
Edward E. Dodson. h native of lowa,
aged 34 years, and a resident of Los An
geles, and Eva L. Hampton, also tk
native of lowa, aged 26 years, and a resi
lient of Dwight, Kansas.

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