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ATTEMPT TO ROB A MAN OF HIS GOOD NAME Water Company's Organ Assails M. P. Suyder PROOF Of 1 DIoTHLT SCII W. L, Alias "Bud," Price Says He Is a Criminal HIS OWN STATEMENT SPEAKS By fit. Own Evidence He Should Be Be hind Prison Bars , Conoktc Denial kjr Alfldavil oi George F. Brown Mr. Snyder Makes a Fair and Open Statement of the Cr.se. Which En tirely Exonerates Him—Evi dence of Misrepresentation. The Times and its henchman, W. 1.. Price, are cleverly hoist by their own petard, as will be seen by the sworn statement of G. W. Brown in another column. The Times had all the facts in Its possession last Friday night, but to give its story the appearance of truth, it suppressed facts and falsified the rec ord, and the outcome of it all is that Mr. Snyder is not only fully vindicated, but stands higher in the estimation of tbe people than ever. As for Mr. Brown, be has shown himself to be a manly man and entirely above suspicion of having even contemplated the committing of the crime imputed to him by the Times and Price. As for Price, the sworn statement of Mr. Brown and the recital of all the facts in the case by Mr. Snyder, show him to be entirely the right man to be on the political dirty-work staff of the Tim s. It is clear that Price started out in the affair to make money for Price, and be ing defeated at every point, he formed an alliance with the Times to besmirch Mr. Snyder. The whole affair culmi nated last night, branding Price as a most infamous character anel the Times as being entirely willing to employ such material to accomplish its alms. But both tlie Times and Price overreached the mark, and they stand before the community deeper in the mire of degra dation than hitherto. The Times and Price appear to be congenial spirits, but their combined efforts to weaken Mr. Snyder's candi dacy and disgrace Mr. Brown have proven themselves to lv a boomerang. Price is not worthy of the contempt of any one. for he is too base for one to think about. The Times is at the bar of public opinion on trial for maliciously' attacking a worthy citizen, and that the public will condemn it in unmeasured terms there is no doubt whatever. The only escape there is for Price is that his story is flase. anil that he will so assert himself. if v j s true, he can not escape the penitentiary, lor his act or acts were felony. I-lence he must either confess himself a willful liar or stand trial for committing felony.—From The Herald of Nov. 2::. The Times on Saturday morning, No vember 21. appeared in its usual and an ticipated role, attempting to injure and defame the character of an honored and respected citizen, that man being M. P. Snyder, the anti-water-company candi date for mayor. This time Otis has called to his aid a most worthy assistant in the person, of W. 1... alias Hud." Price. The attempt of the Times Is to show that Mr. Snyder, two years ago. when a candiate for the council' from the Second ward, violated the purity of election law by reimbursing one George F. Brown, the Populist nominee for the same office, for the money he had ex pended in his campaign prior to his withdrawal as a candidate. In endeavoring to establish its case, the Times is obliged to rely almost ex clusively upon the evidence of that well known character. "Hud" Price, and a letter written by Mr. Snyder, with which, by a stretch of imagination, they seek to injur- Mr. Snyder. Mr. Snyder's statement, which is given below, will fully explain to any reason able, unprejudiced and Incest man just how he came to be associated with a man of the caliber, standing and char acter of Pirce. Mr. Snyder is fully exonerated from the malicious charge made In the Times by the showing which is made below. Tlie candidate. George F. Brown, makes a full, fair and unequivocal state ment, exonerating Snyder, under oath. A careful reading of his affidavit and the statement of Mr. Snyder is the best possible evidence that the whole scheme Is one on th» part, of the Times to injure Bnyder, and on the part of Price it was purely an attempt at blackmail. Price's statement of the whole affair Is contradicted in many material points by the best evidence, and that is him self. By his own statement. If whHt he says is true, he should be behind prison bars. Price has bene threatetiing for ten days to -ell these letters to Julius H. Martin, the Republican candidate for mayor. He said that he had been offered $1000 for them, and wanted Mr. Snyder or his friends to put up SSOO. This offer whs declined antl Price was told to do his worst. Among others who have been talking about the letters la Charles D. Piatt, the party who was in the blackmail case of E. E. Crandall. Sackett Cornell is also mixed up with the letter, it will be seen that the three make an Interesting trio. They are the persons who seek to defame the charac ter of M. P. Snyder, who has resided here for over fifteen years and has been en gaged in an honorable business calling during all of that time. The complete exoneration of Mr. Sny der of either a charge of bribery or a violation of the law of any kind is em bodied in the following facts: BROWN'S AFFIDAVIT He Makes a Full, Complete nnd Open Statement of the Case George F. Brown, the parly referred to as the Populist candidate for coun cil, lives at 123 North Bunker Hill ave nue. He Is an old gentleman, but of fair Intelligence, and a man who would, apparently, never do an injustice to any one. He yesterday swore to th- follow ing affidavit: County of Los Angeles. State of Oaltfor- nla, as.: LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Nov. 21. 1838. G. F. Brown, being by me duly swam, deposes and says: "I was nominated by the Populistcon vention two years ago for councilman In the Second ward. Shortly after that nomination I met Mr. Snyder and had a talk with him. I told him It was not prudent for both of us to stay oh the ticket if it was desirous to beat tbe water company candidate, and I most em phatically thought that was the thing for us to do. I told him that 1 would make a canvass of the ward and find out how the voters stood as regards his candidacy and mine, i said that every thing I would do would be fair, and I pre sumed that he would act in equal good faith. "Shortly after this Price came to me I and asked mc to resign, or rather de cline, In favor of Snyder. I told him that I could not conscientiously do so at that time, but would see him after I had completed my canvass of the ward. "The next day I saw Snyder again. I told him about meeting Price. He promptly said he could have nothing to do with the matter of my withdrawal. "Later I received a note from Price asking me to come to the court house. He said If I remained In the field It would injure Snyder, and that I could not possibly be elected myself. To this I replied that if he would pay me for a portion of the time and money I had ex pended in making a canvass and polling the ward I would consider the matter. "He asked me how much I had spent and how much I would want for my time. I told him 1 could give an it. m ized account of expenses. But my time 1 would also expect partial remuneration for. "IB the meantime a Republican called on me and said he understood I was to resign. I told' him that it was useless for me to continue in the field, as I would only bo at an expense aim get no results. That I could onlj expect to elect Burns, the Republican candidate. He promptly told me that he would guaran tee that it WOUld cost me nothing if I would remain In ihe fit Id.. I told him I was not in the habit of selling out to any one and that 1 could not for a mo ment entertain the proposition. Next time 1 saw Price 1 told him of this prop osition. "He said: 'Donf accept. Pull down In favor of Snyder.' I said I would pre fer to withdraw in favor of Snyder,-as 1 w as convinced that he was a fair and honorable man. and as 1 could not be elected I wanted Snyder to be chosen. "Price seid he would guarantee mo my expenses. 1 told him I was not sell ing myslf to anyone, but if he thought it worth while to pay me for time und money expended, which amounted to about 100. it would be acceptable. I told him that at the next meeting of the Populist committee I intended to re sign in favor of Snyder, but as T was a poor man a return of the money I had spent would be a great favor. "Price wanted to know where his part came in. He said he was getting soup. He suggested that I place my expenses at $168 and he take $50 of the amount, i told him to do as he pleased. I said to him that all I wanted or expected was to be remunerated for what I had paid out and for part of my time. Three or four days later he told me it was all right.hut mentioned no names or anyone to indicate what he meant. "I tried to resign In favor of M. P. Snyder and the Populist committee did not at first consider it a resignation, but on the day following it was accepted. "On the last day. to be sure my name would not appear on the ticket, I filed my withdrawal with tlie city and county < clerks. 1 had no chance of an election, The People's party were insisting that I pay an assessment of $60, which fruit less expenditure I could not afford. Mr. Snyder never at any time, either direct ly or Indirectly, either proffered me money of any kind or consideration of any nature, tn withdraw from the Popu list ticket. "This showing made by Price of let ters I think to be a cold-blooded attempt at blackmail on his part. In his state [ ments tn me Price never led me to be- I lleve or intimated that Mr. Snyder was doing or had pledged himself to per form anything dishonorable, illegal or corrupt. "After the election I wrote Price a let ter telling him that he had promised me my expenses. $100 and a chance for work. As I had neither, I thought It time for him to act. 1 then met him at the court house, and he went with me to Snyder's shoe store. When we went In Sny der was busy talking to a lady. As soon as he was at leisure Price said to him: 'Her.- is Brown; you owe him $160; why the hell don't you pay aim?' "Mr. Snyder said: I owe Brown noth ing; 1 never promised to pay him a dol i lar through you or anybody else.' "Price then said that Snyder had prom i ised me $150.. Snyder emphatically de nied it in my presence. "He asked Price if he had turned ward striker artd was trying to bleed him. Price said 'No.' that he would get the money. "Snyder said: 'do on and get it; I defy I you. You will find it would have beer, better for you both if you had not at tempted this scheme to get money out of me.' "This made me mad,and 1 went with Price to his law yer. Jay E.Hunter. We laid the whole matter before Mr.Hunter. After he had heard the story he said that lie would look into the matter, and 1 paid no more attention to it for sev eral days. "1 received a letter from Hunter ask ing me to call and see him. Ididso, He saiil he had received a b tter from Prtee asking hitn to bring suit against Snyder. "I told him I Hunter) that if he wanted to bring suit in my name he could do so, but that 1 had no money to pay for the expenses of the- suit. I also told him that on the witness stand 1 would stand by all tiie facts that I had related to him. which are related substantially above. "I heard no more of the matter for several days, until I had received a let ter from Hunter asking me for a fee for services. • I called at his office and told him that 1 had not employed him. Mr. Price was the man who had engaged him. and anything due he would have to collect from him. "Three or four weeks later I met Price and he told me Hunter had told him that there was no case. "About the 10th of November, 1891. I met Price and told him that 1 needed $20 badly to pay house rent. This was alter my resignation had been accepted by the Populist committee. Price told me to su- Snyder. 1 saw Snyder, and he gave me an order on Price. The next day I called on Price ,and he gave me $20. "Something over a week I met Price anri a man who was introduced to me by the name of Cornell, a tall, spare man, in front or the Western Union of fice. I afterwards found out that the man's name was Sackett Cornell. "Price produced some letters an 4 showed thorn to me. One letter WSfis i mine and I said that it was mine. i "During the year 1895 1 was very hard i up. I went to Mr. Snyder and explains 1 to him that 1 needed work. He said that h would help me if he could, and didi se cure me several weeks' work In the street superintendent's department and also other employment. "This action on his part was purely voluntary and charitable. It was no part of the bargain I ever had with him or anyone else, from the fact that I never had any bargain with Snyder or anyone claiming to represent him,which ; In any way controlled his actions. "I did have an understanding with Price, and that understanding Mr. Sny der promptly repudiated when present ed with it in my presence and In Price :;. "G. X BROWN." "After being duly read hy me to the said G. F. Brown, he subscribed to and U)3 ANGELES HEKAjLI): EBIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 4, 1896 swore to the foregoing before me this 21st day cf November. 1596. "D NEUHART. "Notary Public in and for the county of Los Angeles, state of California." MR. SNYDKR'S STATEMENT. He Gives a Full and Accurate Detail of the Whole Affair. Air. Snyder's statement in relation to the matter is as follows: "In the latter part of October. WW, W. L. Price canve to me and stated that he knew G. F. Brown, the Populist nom inee for councilman. Very well. He said that he had a great deal of Influence with Brown and could easily get him to withdraw for a money consideration. "I told Price that this would be a vio lation of the purity of election law and thait I could not for a moment consid er It. "Price inststd that it could be done quietly. 1 told him that I could not con sider it for a moment, although I would like very much to have Mr. Brown with draw. "Price then stated that he had Influ ence enough with Mr. Brown to get him to withdraw. "On the 3d or 4th of November Price came to me and stated that he had influenced Brown to withdraw; that his resignation had been accepted by the Populist committee, and that he thought I ought to do something not only for Brown, but for him. "I told him that I felt grateful to Mr. Ms. Brown and to him as well for his kind offices, and that anything 1 could do in the future for cither of them 1 would gladly" do. "Price then stated that he though! it would be only right for me to give Brown $100 and to give him $50. "1 told him 1 would consider the mat ter and let him know. On the 9th of November, not the 9th of October, as stated in the Times (nei ther Brown nor Snyder were nomine tad until after October 22, 1594.1 1 wrote the communication which is printed ill the Times, known as Fac-slmlle No. I.' " The letter In queestlon is as follows: LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Oct. !). 1894. W. L. Price. Esq.: Dear Friend- I have been In consultation with parties regarding the matter you spoke to me about. I could not pay any money to have Mr. B. withdraw from his ticket i without perjuring myself). This you know 1 would not do. But any position that my friends promise Mr. B. I'll stand by and see that be gets it. I know 1 can do this for him and do more aft-r the election is over. Yours very truly, M. P. S. "On November 10 Price came and said that Brown was about to be thrown out of his house; that he was extremely pcor, and for God's sake,' to help him out. "I then gave Price $20 tn give to Brown. The same day Brown came to me and said he was in very straitened circumstances. I told him that Hr.Prtce had already been to see me in his behalf, and that I had given Price $2n for Wm. I then wrote an order on Price, directing him to give Mr. Brown $20. "About ten days ago I met Price on Spring street.be tween Second and Third streets. He said to me: " 'What position will I get if you are elected?' "I said to him: " T will promise you nothing I have made no promises and Intend to make none. I shouldn't think you would come to me and ask for anything of me after tbe experience I had with you two years ago.' "Friends of mine came to me a few days later and told me that Price had been exhibiting letters of mine, and that he had said that Martin had offered him $1000 for the letters. "I told them that Martin could give $1000 or 1000 cents if he wanted to for the letters, as I would not give 5 cents' for them. T also went further and stated that Price could not blackmail me, and that T defied him. "Friends also told me later that Price had said to them that while Martin had offered him $1000 for the letters, he was still a 'loyal' Democrat, and. would rath er take half the amount from Snyder and give up the letters. 1 then most em phatically said that I would under no circumstances give Mr. Price a penny for letters or anything else he. had of mine or could get. as I knew full well that 11 was Impossible for him to have any thing that could injure- me." WILLING MISREPRESENTATION. How the Times Endeavored to Sustain Its Weak Case. When the Times printed its statement lof Brown's withdrawal as a candidate for the council from the Second ward, it gave out the impression that he was not out of the race until November 12, 1894. As a matter of fact. Brown was out of the race on November 2, 1594, when the Populist committee accepted his resig nation. The following proves the fact, for it Is an exact reproduction of the minutes of the Populist city central com mittee: NOVEMBER 2, 1984, 12 m. Moved that a recess of twenty minutes tie taken for the purpose of interviewing G. F. Brow n as to whether or not he in tended remaining on the city ticket. So ordered. Committee reconvened at 2:30 p. m., November 2, 1894. Called to order by the chair. Reading of minutes omitted. Report of committee on conference received and committee discharged. Resignation of M. S. Reed, as council man of the Fourth ward, received and accepted. Moved that A. L. Walker be declared the nominee for councilman of the Fourth w ai d. So ordered. RESIGNATION OF G. F. BROWN HEAD AND ACCEPTED. Adjourned until November 10, 1894, 7: :i0 p. in. Now, Brown was not nominated for the council until October 23, and Snyder was not nominated until October 22. So the date of Snyder's letter to Price, Oc tober H. is erroneous. It was November 11. This was seven days after Brown had withdrawn and was absolutely out of the race. True. Brown did file his declination November 12, but he did so merely to In sure his name's not going on the ticket, for he knew, prior to this, that he was absolutely and lawfully out of the race. His action of November 12 was super fluous. The Times got the record from the sec retary of the Populist committee on Fri day evening as to when Brown had withdrawn and his resignation accepted —November 2. But It failed to pilnt one line of these facts simply because It desired to go as far in misrepresenting Mr. Snyder as it could. This whole affair is very plain and simple, and it in no way affects the char acter and stitnding of Mr. Snyder, the anti-water company canidate for mayor, and simply proves that he will nor"be terrified by the desperate efforts of a few blackmailers. THE FRATERNAL BROTHERHOOD A new lodge of this rapidly growing order was instituted Wednesday even ing at Howard's hall in University, by Supreme President C. P. Dandy an I Supreme Secretary G. S. Bartholomew, with a charter list of sixty-two mem bers, made up nf the best citizens of the popular suburb. After the work of In stituting had been completed the hall was opened to the public and the officers ot the new lodge were publicly installed by Supreme Journal Secretary E. A Beck, assisted by Supreme Secretary G. 8. Bartholomew, Supreme M. at A. A. A. Glbbs and 8. V. P. G. N. Nolan. Some delightful music was furnished by the Corona Male quartet, who are members of the order. The next meet ing will be Friday evening, December i llth, HE DEFINES HIS POSITION C4j___ttj_«4_ c*eiirlav , c< in vaiiuiuaiv unjGCi S .ai!": "55 ■•• the Second Ward THE WATER CO.'S CONTRACT lis History and the Proposed Commission of Appraisement A Comparison of Rates With Other Cities—A Rusincss Man's Point of View—The Times' Attack. West End hall, on Temple street, near Belmont street, was packed Monday night with M. I. Snyder's own neigh bors ol' the Second ward, who were eager to have the chance of listening to their choice for mayor. If Mr. Sny der's popularity with his own constitu ents is any criterion of the manner in which he has succeeded in working, dur ing his last two years in the council, for the best Interests of the ward he has represented, then Mr. Snyder has proved himself a faithful public servant, and is entitled from that fact alone to the re spectful consideration of the entire community. Next Monday will doubt 1, <s show that the esteem in which he Is held Is general. The meeting was presided over by ('banning Severance, and the program began with several song.s by W. T. Jory. who put every one present In good spirits by his vocal humor, .lames li. Armstrong followed with a very logical discussion of the question of municipal ownership, which he supported with allusions to the Democrat-Populist platforms and the "deadly parallels" be tween it and the Republican platform He also enumerated those large cities of the east. like New York. Chicago, Bal timore, St. Paul. Minneapolis and others which own their water systems and the rates of which are ridiculously low, com pared with the exceeding high rates paid by consumers in this city. Mr. Snyder was then introduced. To his neighbor* his ability to make a clear, logical, business-like speech was a matter of common knowledge, so they were not surprised. The flings of the morning paper published in the Inter ests of the water company about Mr. Snyder's orthography have no effect upon the men who know him and have enjoyed close relations with htm. Had his opponent demonstrated the ability to speak half as well there would have been much marvel thereat. Prefacing with a brief survey of the benefits which have accrued to the Sec ond ward since his election to the coun cil in the way of park improvements, the dosed car service from Belmont street to the city limits on the Temple street cable system, the increase of electric lights, and the regradlng of Bellevue avenue, etc., he stated his position, of which the following is the substance: "More than twenty-eight years ago when the city was but a village, our forefathers contracted for a water sup ply. Perhaps it was the best thing they could do. but it bound the city for thirty years, and not until now has the opportunity come to our citizens to re lease themselves from the grasp of this monopoly. •Then this was only a little Spanish village of adobe buildings, but now in the place of those crude structures of ' earth, we have a splendid city of tine business blocks and beautiful homes, and this question will have to be settled, for the future of our fair city. Jy the In coming administration—the question of whether 4 we will continue to be over taxed for one of the greatest necessities of life, or whether we shall be coerced into paying an exorbitant price for the plant of the water company, or whether we shall secure a proper water system of our own at an outlay, which, from a business point of view , would be sen sible and right. "The contract with the water com pany provides that at the expiration of the lease, the city shall purchase the plant. This is the contract which our forefather! made, and we are in honor bound to live up to it, for we propose to deal honorably and to live up to our agreement and respect our good faith as a sacred thing; but if the water com pany shall presume to take advantage of this contract and its power and to rob the city, then by no law of nature or God can we be compelled to permit the water company to force the city to be cinched out of $3,000,000. "This contract provides for a commis sion of appraisement. You know how such a commission would be constituted. It is fair to suppose that the city would select a man who would be faithful to its Interests. It is also fair to suppose that the water company would choose a man who would be in sympathy with its interests, and you know that these two would never agree, in the very na ture of things, until some one was chos en by them who would be more In favor of the water company than of the city. Now, what would $250,000 or $300,000 be to the water company if it could secure a commission that would favor the pur chase of its plant by the city for $3,000, --0007 Therefore, I say I will never sign any ordinance providing for any such commission, if 1 am elected, unless by an order of the courts. My reasons for this is that the water company does not Intend to deal fairly with this city. (Prolonged applause.) "Why, it has already violated this contract and forfeited any right to con sideration, and I will tell you how. Un der the contract it is entitled lo only ten inches of the water of the Los Angeles river. W hat does it do? Why, it goes into a scheme by which the Crystal Springs Land company is formed—and that is but .a corporation within a cor potation, with "the same board of dl- rectors, all the same Southern Pacific and Central Pacific—and this company goes up here about seven miles from the city and there, where there is a bend in the river, lays its pipes, all perforated, under the bed of the river and robs this city of the water which you, the citizens of Los Angeles, own. and 1 then it turns around and sells you the water It has robbed you of—selling it to you, at that, at rates which are outrageously extor tionate—and, to cap the climax, when it files its statement with the city clerk, it has the audacity to debit Itself with 40 per cent of its gross income, which it credits to t"te Crystal Springs company, giving you figures which are misleading and which cover up the hundreds of thousands of dollars' profit it makes an nually. Our city engineer found three of the Crystal Springs company's pipes under tbe river bed. "I will tell what my plan will be. if the people of Los Angeles favor me with a majority Of their ballots. I propose fo go about this like yo_u or any sensible business man would, oome three weeks ago I proposed a resolution in the coun cil to have the city advertise for bids. 1 would favor the Idea of offering prem iums to bidders for the beat plans and specifications and the most advanta geous figures. This was done In Mon tana for a public building, and our own architect in Los Angeles secured the iprlze of $10,000. I would favor offering three prizes nf $10, One. $DOOO and $11000 re spectively, to bidder', and this would secure for us competition the most fa vorable to our city. Not long ago an agent of a St. Louis rlrm came to me and told mc he stood ready to bid and that his company would pledge itself to com W The Reign of / THE HOLLY\ ApvHREE things suggest furniture as the most_appropriate giftjfor wJsP Christmas —common sense, economy and tlie happiness of the home (fwP P°' nt t0 tlie uirnitl "' e store as tne P ,ace where the best interests of the WW mother, wife, sister, father, husband and brother may be richly served. Mi Hundreds of useful, and at the same time inexpensive, articles may be wKM YvlE' found on our four great floors. From time to time until the night before fisHM Christmas we shall offer suggestions in the Holly wreath. But there is £vj§ nothing like seeing the goods to gather a proper idea of artistically useful UB lii at — same *' mi mo - : ' est 'y priced articles. We welcome you allj, wjff yflff whether it be as buyers or lookers. Hoping to do our share to make t&x&M % this a Merry Christmas lo you all. 3Bx&k W(k Los Angeles Furniture Co. 225=227=229 South Broadwa . Carpets — Rugs — Draperies plete a first class water system for us within six months. "Just see now this would work: You remember that four years ago the water company said it wanted $;i,500.000 for its plant, and Mr. Dockweller, then city en gineer, made an estimate. Mr. Dock weller'? estimate was J1.H90.000. Think of that! Think of what the water com pany is trying to do. For this reason, if no other. I am opposed to any commis sion that would be the water company's commission and nothing else. (Ap plause.) "You see, we must go about this mat ter the same way we would if you were fining to purchase a ranch. Would you take the word alone of the man who w anted to sell the ranch? No! So if you were going to buy a stock of goods, or shoes—l refer to shoes because the Times calls me a 'greasy shoemaker' (laughter) —you would ltrst sec w hat it was ac tually worth. This is what we propose to do with the water company's plant. After that we can go to them and say: 'Gentlemen, we have ascertained just what your plant is worth. Your plant is worth just so much, say $1,600,000 as a possibility. Do you want It or do you not?' This I believe we are morally bound to do, and the company will take just what its plant is worth if we have the proper kind of city officials. If It will not, then we can go ahead and build a water sTystem of our own. (Loud and prolonged applause. "Why not? We own the water of the LOB Angeles river. We own the reser voir. We own the streets. We will own the headworks. As to mv opponent, Mr. Martin, per sonally I have nothing to say. He is a gentleman. I have known him for a great many years. But I doubt the sin cerity of the men who framed the Itc publican platform. ..... . "The people of this city are told that the Republican party proposes to give them water free—the word free' in big black caps. The Republican convention did nothing of the kind. This document was formulated by a committee in a lit tle back room. No, gentlemen, you all have too much sense to expect anything of the kind. Expect Mr. Brodrick. Mr. Terry and the other gentlemen of the water company to turn over their plant lo you for nothing, t Roars of laughter.) Without a dollar of expense to you . But if you have to secur.e this plant at an expense of $3,000,000 te taxes saddled upon you will soon disabuse your minds of the delusion that you are getting wa ter 'free.' ■ Look at our rates today. I own property in Topeka, Kansas, and for a seven-room house with bathroom we are there taxed only $2.50 per quarter. But for my home here, which uses no more water, my rateH average about $38 per annum. . , "One more matter and then I am done. It is nut my spelling, because I am going to get out a dictionary. (Laughter.) 1 have Just as much right to get out one as Webster had. Nor is it to refer to the piece of attempted black-mall, de voured by the Times from Bud Price— I should say, any Price (laughter)—no, yet It is a matter that concerns the Times, for which I apologize. "Last April a resolution was passed by the council of this city known as the Santa Monica resolution. I opposed that resolution and voted aginst It. But the resolution passed, and I was the only member who voted against it. (Applause.) As I had voted against it I could not move to reconsider it accord ing to parliamentary rules, as you know, but I tried to get one of the members w ho had voted for it to make a motion to reconsider It. I could not get any one to do so. and the council adjourned with this resolution recorded against It in the pages of our local history. This is what the Times of April 12 then said editorially: " 'Only one councilman—Mr. Snyder— exhibited sufficient intelligence and in dependence to rise and protest against this proceeding. Mr. Snyder is entitled to the thanks of this community for the stand he took in opposition to the in famous scheme to commit the city of Los Angeles, through Its councilmen, lo the plans of Collis P. Huntington to loot the treasury of the United States for his personal benefit. « • * The posi tion of Mr. Snyder In this matter is to ii's credit.' "Oh, how different the Times sounds now! T was not then a candidate for mayor. (Loud laughter.) "At the very next meeting I happened to be absent from the city on a business engagement during the forenoon session, but I got back to attend the afternoon session. The Times of April 14. after commenting upon President Freeman <i. Teed's Ignoring of my request to pre vent the minutes of the preceding meet ing from being approved until I had a chance to be heard, said of me then: " "At the afternoon setalon Mr. Sny der, having returned from a pressing business engagement, drafted a resolu tion' which would' have rescinded the Dr. Wong's Sanitarium, 713 S. Main St. Totlic Public: Having returned to Loi Art- geles after on absence nf fourteen ruonns. I deem it my duty, as well M a great privilege' MB WKtWm. (U taking this public way of Informing you. [ ,lftve secured th;it much needed res* which In sought after, and while securing thin prize wm W not unmindful of the great work of rescuing n ml frnm the Jaws of death the thousands who iW sjsStfcO have applied to mc relief. Now having S Wk settled down to business at my old stand with \m X* Hi renewed vigor, T believe that I am better pre « / •! ml pored to meet and o'tark dIMMI of every ill( —l( form and nature than ever iK-fore. Mv vi " jf P iariura will he refitted from bottom, and V ' I everything secured thai will add to tho com. \ A f,MI 11,1,1 lflStln ß Kf*oA of my patients. \ "iliT Please remember that there is but one Dr. Thanking you one and all for the confidence WmL SICTIu nnd os teem which haVe so liberally be- stowed upon me the past, and feeling aa- v _ sured that the same courteous treatment will My dear afflicted friend: Do not be despondent; read the following and take courage. axokmsh, cat, Nov, 14, iwb. This Is tocertify that I have been ofliirted with Inflammation nf the stomach and bowels for the past two years. 1 have doctored with nine different doctors and received no benefit. I was recommended to J)r. Wong and lie has cured mo in less than thirty days. Yours truly, " AN L SIVKNS, 116 West Fourth street, LtodVlUß, Col. obnoxious Huntington resolution had i it received favorable action. But upon making a canvass among his colleagues | i Mr. Snyder was unable to obtain an agreement from any one of them to sec- » ond it, and so h edid not introduce it.' "No, Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, I could not get one member to second It. so what was there for me to do? I couid not afford to fight with my col leagues to no purpose, as you well know, considering the Immediate Inter ests of my ward. "Now. in conclusion, let me assure you I that if 1 am elected by your suffrages, ; 1 I will give you a businesslike and pro- \ gressive administration. I am in favor of economy andi am opposed to wanton extravagance. I am in favor of all re forms which tend to the upbuilding of our (air city." (Loud and enthusiastic applause.) Afiter the prolonged clapping of hands which followed Mr. Snyder's speech had subsided. Judson R. Rush, candidate for city attorney, was called upon and made a characteristically eloquent ar gument and appeal. He satirized the methods by which the Republican plat form had been formulated. He was followed by Candidates Hance. Salyer. Fulton and Workman, and Mr. Earl Rogers. Mr. Rogers' threw the audience almost into hysterics by his side-splitting stories. Mr. Craig, candi date for councilman in the Second ward, also gave his neighbors a. talk and stated his position, and the meeting adjourned with cheers for Snyder and the rest of the union ticket. TO ELECTION OFFICERS. Democratic Committee's Instructions Calling Attention to the Law. The following circular has been Issued by the Democratic city central commit tee, giving instructions to the officers j of election, and calling attention to the most important sections of the election law: Headquarters Democratic City Cen- ' trul Committee. 230% South Spring ; street. Telephone Main 671. To Democratic Committeemen: Your . attention isi called in particular to the following provisions of the election, \ laws: j Section 1083 provides, among other , qualifications of a voter, that he shall be j a resident of the precinct thirty days prior to the election, and that he shall have been on the Great Register (that kept by the county clerk) fifteen days ; prior to the election. When not on the Precinct register the voter should be sworn and present a copy certified by the county clerk (sections 1107 and 1117) I I of either his registration or his trans?.".. , I certificate. This certified copy is to j I be returned by the election board as pro- , | vided in section 1261. For grounds of challenge and record I of the same see sections 1229 to 1242, both inclusive As to canceling spoiled, and unused ballots see section 1207. Ballot clerks should direct each voter as he gives him his ballot to "mark the ballot with the stamp as provided by law or it will not be counted." See section VM4. As to assisting illiterate voters an 1 the affidavits necessary see section 120-1. i Election boards are expected to fot- I low the strict letter of the law as tc 1 opening and closing (lie polls, canceling unused ballots, tallying the vote and malting t eturois.and signing all poll lists, tally sheets and]other papers as indicat ed by the forma furnished by the clerk See sections 1144 to 11SO. 1160 to 1164.1171 1208. lUO9. 1211 and 1254 to 1255. Committeemen are expected to return to the secretary as soon as the ballots are canvassed the precint challenge book, and also full returns of the votes cast in their respective precincts for each person voted for on the ticket. Proper blanks for this purpose can he obtained from the secretary on Sunday December 6. IS9U. between the hours of 2 and 5 p. m. On receipt of this circular the commit teeman Is requested to inform the secre tary of the nearest telephone to the poll ing place tlpit can be used, on the day ~tt election in order that voters challenged tor removal may he prevented from vot ing In other precincts and making other necessary communications. TELFAIR CKEIGHTON, Chairman. J. H. MELVILLE, Secretary. RAILROAD NOTES. Oranges Moving Eastward and Visitor* Coming Westward. General Manager Wade andi Chief En gineer Pcrrls of the Southern California ; road w ere making an Inspection tour of the line yesterday. J. J. Byrne, general passenger agent and auditor of ihe Southern California road, went to San Diego yesterday. Oranges arc now going eastward at the rate of twenty carloads daily. James McFadden of the Santa Ana and I Newport road was In the city yesterday, i A special train brought 200 teachers | from San Diego to Los Angeles Wednes day evening, arriving here at 8:15. j Incoming trains from the east continue | to bring in good-sized parties of clfmate I seekers. ' C. C. Crane of San Francisco, who rep ! resents on tbe Pacific coast the passen ! ger department of the Vanderbilt lines, I came Into the city yesterday on a busl- I ness trip. Mr. Crane enjoys the dlstinc ! tion of looking a little like F. W. Thomp- I son. the Rock Island agent in Los An i geles, and possesses the same generous ! corporeal proportions. Indeed, when i the two friends are standing face to face, engaged in conversation, they have been known tn make mistakes In their I vest pockets and inadvertently use each I other's watch. It is pathetic to see Mr. Thompson reach into Mr. Crane's vest pocket to get the time of day and put I the watch into his own vest. Then, when ' Mr. Crane does the same trick, they j find that they arc bound to each other by chains of gold. To Cure • Cold Is One Day i Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. | All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. 25c. ItANDSBI'RG GOLD FIELDS. Are reached In eleven hours on the Santa Fe route. Leave Los Angeles 10:15 a. m.. arrive Randsburg 9:30 p. m. Through tickets on sale at all Santa Fe ticket offices. All prices of wallpaper greatly reduced. I A. A. Eckstrom, 324 south Spring street.