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MARTIN IN THE MESHES
Prohibition and Saloons
Will Not Blend
HEwni'inwiiiir
And His Wooing of the "Push"
Fails to Woo
GLASS A THORN IN HIS FLESH
Those Pledge* Anent the Cblet Cause a
Peck of Trouble
BfSherlff John Clloe's Aspirations and Hl*
Nepotic Record
Dally Converse With Secretary Mott of
The City Water Company—Hervey
' Llndley Planning a Coup
d'Etat—Eaton's Position
Julius H. Martin's quandary Is be
' coming more ot a puzzle to him and his
friends as the election approaches. He
wants votes and he wants them bad, but.
this Is a hetereogeneous community and
Mr. Martin, as Republican candidate for
mayor, backed up by the water company
and the Southern Pacific, and yet hope
ful of votes from business men who have
been bled past all endurance by these
greedy monopolies, hardly know s which
way to turn.
Then there is the saloon element, the
support of which Mr. Martin has been
negotiating for through his nble lieu
tenants, "Bob" Kern, "Tom" Goss and
"Johnny" Cline, and this notwithstand
ing Ihe boasted' fact that Mr. Martin
has been a Prohibitionist for years and
once published a Prohibition paper which
was red-hot In Its castlgations of that
very element, and did not omit to roast
both the Republican and Democratic
parties.
As a Prohibltlonist-Republican-Water
Company-An tl-Monopoly—Southern Pa
cific candidate it would seem as though
Mr. Martin would need more than two
shoulders to carry water on, and it Is
getting to he a wonder to his admirers
how he manages lo maintain his equi
librium.
His close communication with Chief
of Police Glass is also worrying more
and more Rev. John A. B. Wilson, a
member nf whose church Mr. Martin Is.
and who is foremost in the efforts being
put forth by the Ministerial union and
the Parkhurst society to have Chief
Glass' tenure of office cut short. There
are witnesses to the fact that Mr. Mar
tin was closeted with Mr. Glass in the
chief's office for two hours a week ago
Sunday, and this, notwithstanding Dr.
Wilson was laboring under the Impres
sion all the while that Mr. Martin had
assured him of the suddenness with
which Mr. Martin would cause Chief
Glass to be removed if elected mayor.
And yet Mr. Martin cannot deny that he
Is pledged to maintain Glass. How Dr.
Wilson and Chief Glass can be both de
sirous of Mr. Martin's election Is an
enigma which becomes confusion worse
confounded In the curious light It re
ceives from ex-Sheriff Cline's aspira
tions to the place which that very active
supporter of Mr. Martin hopes Mr. Glass
will vacate. From Mr. Martin's own
point of view the thing becomes a hope
less kaleidoscopic mess.
Now reflect how the thing works and
what seems to be coming out of all this
political chaos.
A short time ago "Tom" Goss hap
pened to be In the Elntracht saloon on
North Spring street doing a turn In
both politics and refreshments. Fred
Eaton, chairman of the Republican city
central committee, happened to be at
the came place dotng likewise. They
were making very fair headway, and
bad almost succeeded In convincing
everybody standing around that Mr.
Martin was the one, only and true friend
of the saloon men.
Soon a third gentleman joined them.
He was My. Joseph Maier. the well
known brewer. The beer glasses were
filled a couple more times and it looked
as if Mr. Maier would throw his sup
port over to the Republican candidate.
Suddenly, however, the delusion was
dispelled, for there chanced to be a gen
tleman not very far off who was a little
better posted, and who had been wait
ing until matters had taken this very
turn.
He approached Mr. Goss and offered to
bet him 1100 that Mr. Martin had pub
lished a Prohibitionist paper in this city.
Mr. Gnss was about to "call" what ho
at first thought was only a "bluff,"
whereupon Mr. Baton gave him a nudge
which caused him to back down and
save $100.
The next thing was the production of
a copy of the publication in question.
This acted like the falling of a live wire
upon Messrs. Goss and Eaton—it seemed
to ootnpletely paralyze them. The
caption, date and imprint on the title
page read thus:
THE WESTERN WAVE
TS>B ANOEI.ES, SATURDAY, NOV. 10.1883.
•ad
"Tamell. Haines & C 0.,"
"J. H. Martin, Publisher,"
Thirteen years of time had discolored
the paper, but the keen edge of its edi
torials against the sajoon men Mr. Mar
tin would now woo so dulcetly had not
been dulled. It was a scorcher. (Ex
eunt Messrs. Baton and Goss, with Mr.
Maier left to do the solitary thinking
act and the audience having a loud
laugh at the erstwhile Prohibitioijlst ed
itor's expense.)
Since exposures of this nature "Bob"
Kern, to whom Chief Glass is very close
and dear, has grown somewhat dis
heartened. The prospect of capturing
the "push" for Martin Is not very assur
ing, and he has almost made m> his
mind to take a trip to Randsburg if» the
near future.
And ex-Sheriff Cline? Well, his only
hope now lies In the possibility of the
Republicans getting five seats in the
council, with his brother George Cline
of the Eighth ward as one of them.
He Is still pulling for Martin on the sur
face, but he Is doing more for the can
didates for the council now than for the
head of the ticket, and is making a pro
fusion of promises on his own behalf.
Mr. Cllne's promises are not all be
lieved. There are those who remember
how, when he was sheriff, he found
places for all his relations both by blood
and marriage, and they fear that if he
should be made chief of police his ne
potic proclivities would oause him to give
a monopoly of the police patronage to
the Cline,Benson and Robinson families,
as being the spoils due to Intermarriage.
There would be "Willie" Cline, "Cass"
Cline, "Willies" father-in-law. and his
brother-in-law and "Johnnies" own
fonencttona by marriage all to be prop
erly provided (or. And what is worse
stiil for him. John A. Cline has entangl
ed himself with Ihe water company, elsi
why does he go almost dally to Bt* phon
H, Mott's office?
But a wet blanket Is thrown over .-all
Mr. Cline's fond houes and the.Ministe
rial union and Parkhursl Boclety are
doomed to tad disappointment in the
matter of John M. Glass.for be It known
that the position of Mr. Pred Raton as
executive head of. the Republican city
machine has sealed the pledge given by-
Mr. Martin to retain Chief Slats. Mr.
Eaton would not accept the chairman
ship unless Mr. Martin gave this pledge,
and the fait that Mi-. Baton did accept
is conclusive evidence that the pledge to
keep Glass In office has been given.
To Rev. John A. B. Wilson, pastor of
the First Methodist Episcopal church,
Mr. Martin says Glass will have tv go.
To Mr. Fred Eaton, chairman of the
Republican city committee. Mr. Martin
says Glass shall stay.
To Robert Kern, Mr. Martin, using Mr.
Glass as a mouthpiece, poses as a llh
crai politician—as a would-be friend
of the saloon element. Yet in November.
!»«:; he published a Prohibitionist pa
per.the Western Wave, and roasted that
element.
To the business men of the community
Mr. Martin poses as an auti-monopo
llst, yet he has been connected with the
Southern Pacific for about twenty years.
He was time keeper and in the main
tenance department of the Southern Pa
cific for twelve years. His brother. Jesse
Martin, as a "scab." took out the first
engine for the Southern Pacific at the
time nf the A. R. IT. strike, and today
two of Mr. Martin's nephews are in that
company's employ.
He and his party promise the citi
zens and taxpayers of this community
"FREE" water, yet one of his chief lieu
tenants. John Cline. Is In daily communi
cation with Stephen H. Mott. secretary
of the Los Angeles City Water com
pany.
He and his party are trying to win
over organized labor to their support,
yet the Times, their organ, never misses
an opportunity to say something ugly
and offensive against labor unions, and
many of the candidates. Including Mr.
Marl in himself, have actually snubbed
the unions when corresponded with or
requested to favor them with a personal
visit.
Mr. Martin has the misfortune to be
supported by "Colonel" Otis, and
"Colonel" Otis has kicked over every
thing hy roasting Hervey Llndley. Mr.
Llndley Is smarting under the last as
sault and proposes to get even by eter
nally ruining "Colonel" Otis politically
Oh the 7th Inst, and then leaving Imme
diately tor Washington, to be installed
by Messrs. William McKinley and Mar
cus A. Hanna as chief dispenser of fed
eral patronage for Southern) California.
Such Is a summary of the incongrui
ties of Mr. Martin's position—
such is hla quandary, such the web of en
tanglements in which he is struggling—
and all this because of a combination in
his character of vaulting ambition and
consummate truckling, and his disagree
able situation of having a record that
looks like a mosaic of Inconsistencies
and of being championed by a coterie
of fool friends!
SOME STARTLING FACTS
And Figures in Regard to City Own
ership of Water.
In New York the annual charge for
water per dwelling occupied by one fam
ily—meaning a house of sevap rooms,
with one bath room—ls only $8 ,but in
Los Angeles the charge Is $24. This
means that it costs the New Yorkfa%lly
one-fourth as much for water as the
Los Angeleß family is forced to p'ty.
Even San Francisco fares better than
this city, notwithstanding the Spring
Valley Water company there, which is
hated by everything save tho Southern
Pacific and the Republican party, and
which has cost the Republican party
there more elections than any other one
thing. In San Francisco the rates aru
$4 less per year, viz.: $20. New Orleans,
because of its being under the yoke of a
water monopoly, has to pay a rate cf
$2f>, and Dallas, Texas, for the same
reason, $81, Dallas and New Orleans are
the only cities paying a higher rate than
Los Angeles.
The low-rate paying cities next to
New York are Baltimore and Rochester,
$7: Brooklyn and Chicago, $S; St. Paul.
$8.60; Philadelphia, Minneapolis and
Hartford, Conn.. $9; Trenton. N. J., and
Detroit, $10; Holyoke and Lynn, Mass..
Milwaukee, ltockford. 111., Cleveland
and Toledo, Ohio, $11; Buffalo, La
Crosse. Lawrence, Mass.. and Sioux
City, lowa, $12. These cities all own
their own water systems. Washington
D C, pays the lowest, viz.: $4.50, and
there the federal government owns and
operates the water system.
In Chicago a tabulated statement
submitted in 1893 showed a most start
ling reduction in cost to the consumer
from what was paid for 1.nf10.000 gallons
In 1858. The operating cost was then
$93.57. In 1893 it had been reduced to
$34.18. In Bt. Paul in 1893 the receipls
from the general assessment amounted
to $177,595.21, a little more than $1 per
capita, according to the estimate of pop
ulation then. The total receipts from oil
sources amounted to $462,442.28, and the
total outlay was $449,121.54. leaving ;t
balance in favor of the city of $13,320.74.
St. Paul secured her water system
originally for $510,000.
DEMOCRATIC-POPULIST CITY
PLATFORM CONDENSED.
We advocate the following principles:
1. The municipal ownership of public
utilities.
a. Absolute ownership and control by
the city of the water system.
b. We contend that the clause of the
present water lease, pretending to obli
gate the city to purchase therfiresent di
lapidated, imperfect and inadequate
water system is absolutely illegal and
void.
c. We advocate the construction of an
entire new water system, supplied from
a mountain source.
2. In conjunction with the water sys
tem we propose to utilize all power of
the water not needed for fire pressure
to dcv clop electric power sufficient for
electric lighting and other municipal pur
poses.
3. We oppose granting any more val
uable franchises without popular vote.
4. We propose that a clause be in
serted In all future franchises that may
be granted by the city requiring the em
ployment of actual citizens of Los An
geles in the construction and operation
of the same.
5. We favor the abolition of the chain
gang.
6. We favor the consolidation of city
and county governments, thus saving
the taxpayer lifty per cent in adminis"
tration of city government.
7. We favor the abolition of the con
tract system in public works.
8. We propose that the minimum
wage paid to employees on city work
shall not be less than two dollars per
day, and that eight hours shall consti
tute a day's labor.
9. We believe in direct legislation in
municipal affairs where possible.
THE UNION TICKET.
The following circular has been Issued
by the Democratic and Populist city cen
tral committees and distributed through
out the city:
MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP
Ot water already obtains in over fifty
of the leading cities of the United States.
Los Angeles cannot afford to be behind
the times.
City Democratic-Populist ticket-
Mayor, M. P. Snyder; city attorney, J.
R. Rush; city clerk, C. H. Hance; city
treasurer, A. B. Workman; city engineer,
J. H. Dockweller; city auditor, S. E. Ful
ton; city assessor, L. S. Seaman; tax
collecter, A. M. Salyer; street superin
tendent, J. E. Frick.
i Councllmen—First ward, F. M. Nlok
LOS AXGKELE9 HERALD: FRIDAT DECEMBER 4, 189 G.
ell; Second ward. J. A. Craig; Third
ward. N. P. Wynne; Fourth ward. C. H.
I.org; Fifth ward, Frank Sablchl; Sixth
wind. L. M. Glider: Seventh ward. James
Ashman: Eighth ward,H. L Hutchison:
Ninth ward. Samuel Uses.
Board of , ducutlon—First ward. J. C.
ttyder; Second ward, Dr. J. Kuhrts;
Third ward, George F. Herr; Fourth
ward. M. M. Leveling; Sixth ward, W.
C. Bowman; Seventh ward. J. F. Ad
ams; Enghth ward. .T. C. Melnerny;
Ninth ward, F. L. Binford.
DEADLY PARALLELS.
Democratic-Populist Republican platform
platform on the; on the Water Ques-]
Water Question | tion.
1. Obligation of 1. Legality soiniht
lease to purchaseito be admitted by si
water plant uf Water lence on the propoil
oompany declared! tion.
void.
2. We favor the con- 2. Favors the pur-
Structton of an en-chase of the present
tire new system of dilapidate!? wa-ter
water works Includ-lsystem if snme can
lag electric power be bad at price im
plant, jpearlng reasonable to
office holdl rs after
lelectiou.otherwise ad
vocates no further ac
tion.
.1. Advocates moun-i :l. Endorses present
'alh source of supply.-supply from LosAn-
Igeles river.
4. Pure monutain! 4. River wash poison
water. l.'ollocted from the low
lawales and alkali beds
lof Sun Fernando val
lley.
r». Mountain source T.os Angeles river
gives fire pressure, source requires $81,000
: per annum for fire de
partment expenses,
ti. Monutain press- 8, Los Angeles river
ure means low Insur-loresaure means high
ance rates. insurance rates.
7. Larger fluantlty! 7. Present precar
of water ano perma- T lous supply to be con
cent supply. tlnued.
8 Vacant houses to! $. Vacant houses to
be exempt from wa- ] be taxed for water,
tor taxes. I
|i. Definite plans for 9. Space consumed
acquiring water sys-in dl vising plans for
terns and' operating operating an unac
same. [quired water system.
REPORT OF CITY WATER COMPANY
FOR 1895.
(On file in city clerk's office.)
Receipts :
Water rates $892,838.86
New service connection 84,085.76
Total $416,722.60
Sundries .513.47
Expense $47,007.1.1
.. 613.47
Maintenance 57,000.00
Total $104,520.08
TOTAL PROFIT FOR 1895 ..$312,201.62
This statement Is not sworn to, and
we have no doubt that thousands of dol
lars of lis receipts are concealed and Us
statement of maintenance and expense
grossly exaggerated, otherwise the re
ports would certainly have been sworn
to.
THE LABOR CONGRESS CIRCULAR
The labor congress of this city has Is
sued the following address to the wage
workers of Los Angeles. It tells Its
own story:
AMERICAN FEDERATION OP LABOR
Los Angeles Council.
Labor Omina Vlnclt."
An Address to Workingmen:
The Los Angeles county labor con
gress Is composed of delegates from
various labor unions, and its duty was
to formulate demands for the benefit of
wageworkers that are not found In party
platforms, to Investigate all candidates
for office, and to report Its choice.
As a result of Its work so far, and as
sisted by organized labor throughout the
state, a budget of bills (10 in number)
will be introduced in the next legisla
ture of great advantage to workingmen,
and a majority of votes have been se
cured for their passage.
In this municipal campaign the labor
congress is for city ownership of water
plant (a new one), of telephones, street
railways and lighting plants. Public
work to be done by day labor, eight-hour
working day; the union scale of wages,
and no wages to he less than $2 per day.
None but registered voting citlz'ns to
be employed.
After a careful Investigation of all the
candidates In the field, and hy unani
mous conclusion among the delegates
In nearly every case, we take pleasure
in recommending for the support of or
ganized labor and worklngmen in gen
eral, the following candidates:
FOR MAYOR.
M. P. Snyder, Democrat - People's
party.
CITY CLERK.
Chas. L. Wilde, Republican.
CITY ATTORNEY.
Judson R. Rush, People's party-Dom
oera t.
CITY TREASURER. ,
Boyle Workman, Democrat-People's
party.
CITY ASSESSOR.
L. S. Seaman, Democrat-People's par
ty; Jas. M. Meredith, Republican.
CITY AUDITOR.
S. E. Fulton, People's party, Demo
crat.
CITY TAX COLLECTOR.
A. M. Salyer, People's party, Demo
crat.
CITY ENGINEER.
C. S. Compton, Republican; J.H.Dock
weller, Democrat, People's party.
STREET SUPERINTENDENT.
Jas. E. Frick. Democrat-People's par
ty; John H. Drain, Republican.
FOR COUNCILMEN.
First ward —F. M. Nickell, Democrat-
People's party; and G. W. Stockwell,
Republican.
Second ward—James A. Craig, Demo
crat-People's party.
Third ward—N. P. Wynne, Democrat-
People's party.
Fourth ward—C. H. Long, Democrat,
People's party.
Fifth ward—C. H. Toll, Republican.
Sixth ward—L. M. Grider, Democrat-
People's party.
Seventh ward—M. L. Starin, S!lv>a
Republican: and James F. Ashman,
Democrat-People's party.
Eighth ward—Ed. L. Hutchison, Peo
ple's party-Democrat.
Ninth ward—Samuel Rees, People's
party-Democrat.
"When worklngmen unite at the bal
lot box the day of deliverance will come."
Respectfully submitted,
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
LABOR CONGRESS,
CYREN E. FISK. Chairman.
ARTHUR VINETTE, Secretary.
POTATO THIEF CAPTURED.
Chinese Ranch Hands Round Up a Pole
Early in the Morning.
In the potato patch of a Chinese
table ranch on Alameda street, between
Sixteenth and ■•'.eventeenth, about 6
oclock yesterday morning, John Toma
chefskl was captured while in the act
of making off with a sackful of "spuds."
For some time past the Chinese have
suffered from the depredations of potato
thieves, and set a watch upon their
tubers.
In the gray light of early dawn Toma
chefski was seen to drive up in a rickety
wagon, get out and proceed to dig up the
potatoes, preparatory to tilling a gunny
sack he carried. The watchman went
to the ranch house and aroused his
companions, who quietly surrounded
the industrious Pole. Then a concerted
rush was made while the thief was filling
his scLck>
Tomachefskl got to his wagon, but no
further, as he was speedily surrounded
by tho excited Chinese, brandishing all
kinds of weapons. Here he was held un
til police headquarters were notified and
an officer was sent down, who hauled
him off to jail. In the afternoon the
prisoner was arraigned tn court, pleaded
guilty and was remanded to Jail to ap
near this afternoon for sentence.
SOLID FOR M. P. SNYDER
Silver Republicans Unani
mously Indorse Him
FOUR HUNDRED OF THE MEMBERS MEET
Place a Full City Ticket in the
Field
IS DONE BY ENDORSEMENT
A Strong Platform Adopted by the New
Party
Declare Strongly for Municipal Ownership
of Water
Numerous Other Matters Covered by
Various Planks in the Document.
No Nomination Made for City
Engineer—ln the Ward.
SILVER REPUBLICAN PARTY NOM
INEES—GENERAL TICKET.
For mayor—M. P. Snyder.
For city attorney—Jud R. Rush.
For city treasurer—Boyle Workman.
For street superintendent—James E
Frick.
For city engineer—No nominee.
For tax collector—A. M. Salyer.
For city assessor—L. S. Seamans.
For city clerk—C. H. Hance.
For city auditor—S. E. Fulton.
COITNCILMEN.
First ward—F. M. Nickell.
Second ward —J. A. Craig.
Third ward—N. P. Wynne.
Fourth ward —Herman Silver.
Fifth ward —No nominee.
Sixth ward—L. M. Grider.
Seventh ward—L. M. Starin.
Eighth ward—E. L. Hutchison.
Ninth ward—Samuel Rees.
BOARD OF EDUCATION.
First ward—J. C. Riley.
Second ward—Dr. Jos. Kurtz.
Third ward —G. F. Herr.
Fourth ward—M. M. Levering.
Fifth ward —J. H. Braly.
Sixth ward —No nominee.
Seventh ward —L. W. Morgan.
Eighth ward—J. C. Mclnerney.
Ninth ward—F. L. Binford.
The Silver Republicans on Tuesday
evening, November 10, at an enthusias
tic meeting at their headquarters, No
318 West Second 1 street, by a unanimous
vote and amid great enthusiasm, nom
inated for mayor M. P. Snyder. They al
so nominated by indorsement a full city
ticket save for the office of city engineer
.and for several ward nominations.
The Silver Republicans were alive to
the Importance of the occasion and the
necessity of placing this metropolis be
yond the domination of the Los Angeles
Water company and the Southern Pa
cific railroad company for the next two
years at least.
They aIBO put forth a strong platform,
every plank of which Is well worth the
perusal of every citizen.
The enthusiasm manifested over the
nomination of Mr. Snyder for mayor by
the Silver Republicans simply knew no
bounds. It was unanimous. There was
not one dissenting voice.
There were several leading Republi
cans who spoke In favor of the motion
to make Mr. Snyder's nomination byac
clamation.
They nil stated that It was very plain
(n bp seen that Julius H. Martin, the
Republican nominee, was the water com
pany candidate. This being the case,
the party could not think for a moment
of considering his name.
As far as Mr. Snyder was concerned
the members all seemed to understand
that he was with the people In the water
fight, and this feeling was voiced in the
unanimous indorsement nf Mr. Snyder,
wilh a, whoop and a hurrah.
There were 400 men present at ihe
meeting of Silver Republicans at their
clubrooms on West Second- street at 8
oclock last evening. None but members
of the club were admitted, and the meet
ing was one in which every member
seemed to take great interest and in
which almost every one participated.
Every seat In the room was taken and
many were compelled to stand.
Dr. S. H. Royntou, chairman of the ex
ecutive committee, called the meeting
to order, and by a unanimous vote Henry
T. Hazard was elected chairman. F. J.
Cooper acted as secretary.
Chairman Hazard announced that the
object of the meeting was to decide what
action the club should take in the ap
proaching campaign. The Issue, he said,
was municlpnl ownership of the water
works and honest, economical govern
ment. He submitted a platform from
the executive committee, as follows:
THE PLATFORM.
The Silver Republican party of Los
Angeles city does hereby adopt the fol
lowing platform, the various planks, or
sections, whereof, we believe, express the
desire of the people of this city regard
ing the manner in which the affairs
thereof should be administered:
Each candidate of this party, whose
name is subscribed hereto, Is herebysol
emnly pledged, in virtue of his said sig
nature, to labor faithfully and persist
ently for the carrying out in the fullest
measure of the spirit of this platform,
which Is hereby presented to the citi
zens of the city of Los Angeles.
Section I.—Believing that the enjoy
ment of the use of water, equally with
that of light and air, should be subject
to no private control, we unqualifiedly
demand the ownership by the city of
the source of Its water supply and the
means of distributing Its water. We are
unalterably opposed to a renewal of the
present lease or franchise of the City-
Water company, or the granting to any
private interest of a like lease or fran
chise.
If it shall be found desirable that the
city shall acquire any of the property of
the City Water company, we demand
that only an equitable consideration be
allowed therefor, based upon the ac
tual each cost of duplicating said prop
erty at the time of such purchase.
Section 2. —We demand municipal con
trol of all public conveniences, with a
view, as conditions become favorable,
to the ultimate ownership thereof by
the municipality.
We specially condemn the extor
tionate charges of the Sunset Telephone
company for telephone service, and
pledge ourselves to afford to competition
every facility possible.
Section 3. —We demand rigid enforce
ment of the Sunday (Saloon) Closing
law, as well against saloons of wealth,
influence and elegant appointments as
against those more poorly circum
stanced.
Section 4. —We believe that economy
should be carefully exercised in the
conduct of the city government, and to
that end we demand such change In our
city charter aa shall provide for a fair
reduction of the salaries et officials of
the city; we are also In favor of a revi
sion of the charter In all other necessary
respects.
We further favor such action by out
state legislature as shall competently
provide for the consolidation of the of
fices of county and city assessor, county
and city tax collector, county and city
treasurer, and county and city attorney;
and we pledge ourselves to persistently
exert our influence toward securing
proper legislation in this behalf.
We deplore the necessity to which city
officials are driven, of being compelled
to give the appointing of their deputies
and other clerical assistants to men of
wealth, as a consideration to Induce said
persons to sign the bonds of such offi
cials; and we demand that steps, proper
to correct this most unrepubllcan evil
be taken without delay.
Section s.—We demand the abolition of
the system of letting out city work by
contract, especially that of street
sprinkling, street cleaning and collection
awl disposition of any city garbage;
and instead thereof are in favor of the
city doing its own work by day labor,
under competent supervision, eight
hours constituting a working day .and a
wage of not less than two dollars being
paid therefor.
We demand that only such persons be
employed in the service of the city as
shall actually be required, and that no
persons shall be employed who are not
citizens of the city and .state.
Section 6.—We demand that no
street, within boundaries to be determin
ed by ordinance, shall hereafter be
graded or paved until said street Is
sewered and supplied with water and
gas mains, with proper service pipes ex
tending to the property line of each lot,
to the end that when strets are put In
good condition they may thus be main
tained without necessity for disturbing
them by excavations for sewer, gas or
water purposes.
Section 7.—We demand that all street
car companies operating in this city
shall be compelled to carry into practice
the spirit of the ordinances wherefrom
they derive their franchises, to the end
that children atteiyling public
schools shall be allowed to tide
thereto and therefrom at a fare of
2/2 cents for each way, and
that such privileges shall not be
conditional upon the purchase by said
children of any certain number of tick
ets: but that said children shall enjoy
such privilege upon tendering the fare
for one round trip, whereupon they shall
be entitled to a return trip ticket.
Section B.—We demand such rear
rangement of the fire limits as shall sat
isfy a dlscrept popular request therefor
Believing that better service may be
secured from a full-paid fire d-epartment,
we demand that such change be inaug
urated without delay.
Section 9.—Lastly, we strictly favor
the constant remembrance by all city
officials that they are the servants of
the most humble as well as of the most
Influential of our people, and that becom
ing courtesy and strict attention to their
requests are ever? due'to the public. We
demand that all city officials, and par
ticularly the heads of departments, shall
be constantly in personal attendance to
the duties of their office during busi
ness hours; and further, in this connec
tion, we deprecate the use of the influ
ence of his official position by any per
son on behalf of any particular party,
or the devotion of time required in the
service of the public to political pur
.poses or to affairs of a private nature.
THE NOMINEES.
Amid great applause, the platform was
unanimously adopted.
Judg;e Phillips submitted the nominees
of the party, who, he said, had 1 been se
lected after four days' deliberation, com
petency and other qualifications being
considered.
M. P. Snyder was named for mayor,
and then there was great applause.
J. L. Murphy arose and explained that
Mr. Snyder had not been selected be
cause he was a silver man. He had been
named because he was an honest man,
first, and because he was beyond and
and all doubt absolutely with the peo
ple on the all-Important water question.
The nomination Mr. Snyder was
made by acclamation.
J. R. Rush an* C. H. Hance were
named for city attorney and city clerk
unanimously.
W. H. Hartwell and' Boyle Workman
were nominated for treasurer. Mr. Work
man was nominated by an. overwhelm
ing vote.
A. M. Salyer for tax collector and J. E.
Frick for street superintendent were
unanimously nominated.
After considerable debate. It was de
ckled to leave blank the nomination for
city engineer.
After quite a little fight, L. S. Sea
mans was indorsed for assessor and S. E.
Fulton for auditor.
The ward nominations were made as
above given, with but little friction.
There was remarkable unanimity
throughout the meeting and little fric
tion was manifested. As to the head of
the ticket there was absolutely none.
This puts a force of 400 active men who
were there ItCst night and 1500 who were
not there, but who will be In the field, as
active campaigners against the allied
villainies of Los Angeles, which In this
fight are being marshaled to defeat the
ticket headed by M. P. Snyder.
LUEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND.
And Was Bound to Recover His Ball
Money From the Officers.
Ah Lucy is a Chinese vegetable ped
dler, one of the batch arrested last Sat
urday for doing business without the
necessary city and county licenses. He
put up $10 as ball money at the time and
secured his release, but railed to appear
In court on Monday as ordered and his
bail was declared forfeited and covered
Into the city treasury.
Yesterday afternoon, however, Lucy
showed up at the police station, tri
umphantly waving his license tax re
ceipts, and demanded the return of his
$10. "Judge" Bean, the. police clerk,
sent him up to Justice Owens' court
room, where Clerk Kinsey. In the choic
est pigeon English, explained to Lucy
that his cash was gone beyond recall
and that he was even then liable to be
rearrested and thrown into jail on the
old charge, as the mere act of forfeit
ing ball did not dear him.
Lucy could not see It that way. He
had dug up the necessary funds to pay
his delinquent license; had Just come
from the city hall with his receipts and
did not propose to be robbed even if he
did look foolish. Just at this juncture
Deputy Constable Mugnemi.who arrest
ed Lucy, happened to come in and upon
him the Irate heathen turned and pour
ed out the vials of his wrath. The dep
uty was called several kinds of a thief,
robber, etc., and finally Lucy proposed a
compromise. He was willing to give up
$2.60, but must have the balance.
All attempts at explanation failing,
and, the heathen becoming violent and
abusive, he was gently grabbed by the
queue, rushed downstairs and lined up
at the clerk's desk. Lucy fought, ex
postulated and finally desired the offi
cers to kill him, but It was of no use. In
he went behind the bars and staid there
until a coutnryman came in later on
and put up more bail money for hts re
lease. He vVI be prosecuted for dis
turbing the peace.
DEATH AND DESTITUTION.
The Pitiful Condition of Three Oiphaned
Girls.
Pathetic stories are no novelty at the
office of the Associated Charities, but
one of the latest ones told to sympahetic
ears Is particularly sad. Mrs. N. W.
King, poor and widowed, died of diph
theria at her modest home, No. 656
Crocker street, and waa burled by the
county Wednesday morning,
i la, the house with the poor woman
lived her three daughters, the oldest
about 16 years of age, and one of them
lay at the point of death, stricken with
the same disease that had deprived her
of a mother.
Along with the official notification of
these facts a pitiful story of destitution
was told to the health officer, who iost
no time In placing the facts before the
Associated Charities.
The officers of that association investi
gated the condition of the orphaned
girls, found It most deplorable and sent
a nurse to care for the sick one and pro
vided for the support of all. In the
meantime the house is quarantined.
It is said that Mrs. King has lived in
the house of Crocker street so short a
time that she is supposed to have caught
the infection while living at her former
home in another portion of the city.
There Is no other case of diphtheria in
the neighborhood where this death oc
curred and there are but few cases in
the entire city.
AT THE THEATERS
LOS ANGELES THEATER—Darkest
Russia comes to the Los Angeles thea
ter for one week and Saturday matinee,
commencing Monday evening, Decem
ber 7th. This attractive play has for
four seasons been one of the most suc
cessful traveling, and is replete with all
the elements that please. The theme af
fords an unlimited field for scenic effect,
reaching as It does from the gaiety of a
St. Petersburg palace to Siberian mines.
The management hawe taken advantage
of this unusual scope, and with lavish
expenditure have mounted Darkest Rus
sia with taste and beauty, and a fault
less setting is given to a play which in
itself Is most pleasing and Interesting.
A strong comedy vein runs> through the
story, a typical American and. German
baroness supplying the humor, which
Is bright and witty and bubbles with
sparkling pleasantries. A number of
scenes characteristic of Russian life are
Introduced, novel features which are de
cidedly effective. The large company
which interprets the play is composed i f
artists of reputation and ability and
over twenty speaking characters make
up the cast. The sale of seats opened
very satisfactorily yesterday.
USED COAL OIL FOR GASOLINE.
Mrs. Johnson, who lived In a thre?
roomed cottage on the corner of Main
and Walnut streets, east side, yesterday
filled her gasoline stove with coal oil
and when she ignited It there was an ex
plosion. Her dress was set on fire, but
she succeeded in suppressing the
on her person, though in doing so she had
to abandon the house, which was burn
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