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ON THE CARPET Police Commission Shakes Up Matters NO MORE FOOLISHNESS Two Officers Heavily Fined for Dereliction of Duty PENALTIES TO BE ENFORCED THOSE LONG EXISTING VACAN CIES TO BE FILLED That Is, as Soon as All the Commis sioners Can Get Together—Sa loon Business Attended to. Begular Boutine The police commissioners evidently woke up yesterday morning: to the fact that the discipline of the force was very lax, and that something should be done to remind the men that they are still on earth. It Is true that the general public has known for some time that many of the officers, believing that they had a Hfe-time cinch on their positions, have become carders, and the action of the board has to a certain extent en couraged them in the belief. For some months there have been several vacan cies on the force, but for some reason known only to the commissioners them selves, they Lave never been filled. The commissioners, as the public has been informed, have adopted certain castiron rules governing applicants for positions on the force, one of which Is that they shall be between the ages of 25 and 35, and any applicant who has been either a dlay under or over the age limit has brought down upon his devoted head the wrath of the board, and the unfortu nate has been summoned forthwith to explain what he means wlth thus trifling with an official ukase of the board. But in the meantime the vacancies have not been regularly filled, but the gaps have been temporarily stopped with "extras," some of whom are under age and some over, and some people have been un charitable enough in the first instance to charge that some of the commission ers have a partiality for the young men, and are waiting for them to reach the necessary age limit before making the appointments. Be this as it may, the va cancies have not been filled, and the "ex tras," who would not be eligible for ap pointment as reguler officers, perf oTm the duties after a fashion and draw down the emoluments of a full-fledged policeman. But the board, as has been stated, woke up yesterday morning and fell with vio lence upon a couple of unfortunate de linquents; Jumped stiff-legged on an officer who had failed to liquidate a clothing MO, and General Forman ac tually gave notice that as soon as Com missioner Preuss returned from San Francisco, that gentleman having stated that he contemplated a two-weeks' visit to the city, during which time he would take counsel with Commissioner Mose Gunst on how to run a police depart ment on metropolitan lines, he would in sist on some steps being taken to fill those long-standing vacancies, and there the matter stands. OPENED QUIETLY There was nothing to indicate that the session of the board would be anything out of the ordinary yesterday morning when the commissioners filed solemnly out of the mayor's private office, where they had been having their regular ex ecutive conference, and took their seats about the council board. All of the mem bers were present except Commissioner Wyman. who was absent on account of sickness. Clerk Todd quickly disposed of the minutes and then the grind com menced. On the report of the chief, the applica tion of George P. Pfirrman for the trans fer of the saloon license for No. 400 Aliso street from Karl Reiman to himself was granted. The chief presented the report of De tective Moffat on the application of Ru dolph Gahm for a license for the saloon at No. 33 East First street. This is the notorious White Wings saloon, which gained such an unenviable reputation under the management of the McDow ells, and for which the license was revok ed. The report is to the effect that the old proprietors are men apparently en tirely out of the place, and. as the appli cant for the license is apparently a re spectable man and promises to do his best to conduct the business on a re spectable basis, a favorable report |9 re turned. On motion of Commissioner Preuss the application was granted, on ly Commissioner Forman voting In the negative. On motion . f Commissioner Forman, the applications of Ferd C. Gottschalk and George B. Beebe, respectively license Inspector and license collector, for spe cial stars, designating their positions, were denied. Gen. Forman paid that it was the duty of the tax collector to fur nish these officials with commissions, and/that a lettered star w as all that was necessary. A communication was read from F. A. Welnshank, complaining about the In mates of a house of prostitution at 14S San Pedro street, corner of Second and San Pedro streets, and' asking that the nuisance be abated. The matter was re ferred to the chief for Investigation. The city tax and license collector re ported that the following saloon licenses are delinquent: J. Mackel, No. 347 South Spring street; Jean Rappet, No. 740 North Alameda street. Mr. Mackel appeared before the board and stated that the reason he had not paid the license was because he was tem porarily out of business, because the building in which he had been lo cated had been torn down, and he was waiting until the building could be re built. He was told that he must either pay the license and trust to the money being refunded or the license would be revoked. He promised to pay at once and action was deferred for one week. The matter of the Horseshoe saloon li cense was taken up and on motion of Commissioner Forman the license was t revoked, thus settling the whole matter for the time being. The demand of Officer Bates on the re lief and pension fund for the month of March was presented, and on motion of Commissioner Forman action was de ferred until such time as the chief shall i report that Bates has complied with the previous orders of the boaj-d. As the chief was not ready to report, the matter was dropped. W. S. Barnes was given permission to carry a revolver, on the favorable re port of the chief. , The applications of W. E. Hope, W. L. Hubbard and Sherman Banks for positions on the force were filed. The application of a Chinaman for permission to carry a revolver was re ferred to the chief for investigation. Oil Inspecor Monlux and Deputy Fos mir were elected special officers, after some delay, on account of the appli cants not having prepared their appli cations in regular form as required by the rules. I THOSE AGE DISCREPANCIES The cases of the applicants who had sworn to a different age In their appli cations from those giver* In the great register were then called up, and the clerk read a communication from J. M. Hallum, giving the date of his birth, which would make him 34 years of age when the great register was printed, and not 35, as given, the Inference naturally being that a mistake had been made in the register. This matter was discussed at some length, after which, on motion of Com missioner Forman, the clerk was in structed to notify the applicant to have the necessary correction made, and to present the necessary affidavit to the board. Reuben Brown, a colored man, was next, and he. too, claimed that he was but 34 years of age when the great register was printed, and he was di rected to have the change made, which he did. and shortly after filed the neces sary document with his application. J. B. Bradley made the same explana tion, and was directed to take the same course to correct the order. T. W. Gleason and J. B. Morrison failed to put in an appearance or send any letter. HEAVILY FINED The case of Officer Miller, under sus pension for a charge of having allowed a burglar to escape because he would not take the trouble to run and catch him, was next called up. As the case of Miller had already been Investigated, there was nothing more to be said, and Commissioner Preuss moved that the officer be suspended without pay. Com missioner Forman said that he could not vote for the suspension of Miller, who had been repeatedly reported a£ derelict in his duty. The punishment was not severe enough. He thought that he should be made an example. A vote was taken, and Miller was sus pended by a vote of 3 to 1, Gen. Forman. Officer J. T. Neighbors was- next called up to explain how he came to let a wo man who had stolen a bicycle escape after she was In custody, and for which he had been suspended by the chief. Chief Glass explained that his de tectives discovered that a stolen bicycle had been offered for sale to a dealer by a woman. The latter was Instructed to return later, and this she did. The dealer attempted to hold her, but she went off, taking the wheel with her. The bicycle man sent along a boy to follow her, and this boy at Seventh and Spring streets notified Officer Neighbors that the woman had stolen a bicycle and he should arrest her. This the offi cer did. but while telephoning to the po lice station he left the woman on the Eidewalk, and she moved off, though Officer Neighbors was shouted to by the boy on the sidewalk. Officer Neighbors stated In his own de fense that in making the arrest all he had to go on was the statement of a mere boy; nevertheless he made the ar rest of an old. gray-haired woman, well dre-ssed and respectable In appearance. She appealed to him not to expose her to the disgrace of arrest on the charge of a boy, and asked that he at any rate investigate the matter. The officer ex plained that he must arrest her. but would telephone to the station to find out what charges were preferred against her, if any. While telephoning he left the prisoner on the sidewalk, and she escaped In the crowd that had gathered. The officer claimed that he didn't know she was gone until told so by a man who entered the drug store. This was all the evidence, and the com missioners put their heads together to talk over the case. After conversing In low tones for a few minutes the chief was asked If he did not think the pun ishment would be greater If the men were fined their pay and kept at work, In other words, make them work for "dead horse." The chief explained that he thought it would. The action of the board in suspending Miller was then re considered, and he was fined thirty days pay, and the chief instructed to put him to work. The same action was taken in the case of Neighbors. Commissioner Preuss announced that he expected to be absent for a couple of wee ks In San Francisco, and was told that he would have to apply for leave of absence to the council. Commissioner Forman said that as soon as a full board could be got to gether he wanted some steps taken toward filling the vacancies on the force. | This matter had been dragging about long enough and it sh%'!d be settled, j The other members of the commission agreed with Gen. Forman. and said : that they were ready to proceed as soon as he was. There was some talk, after which it was informally agreed that the i appointments should be made just as \ soon as all the members could get to gather. The mayor then went to lunch and the Other members retired to the private of- , lice, where the case of Officer Bob Stew art was considered. Stewart has been owing a bill of $26 to the Buffalo Woolen Mills for some time. He was fined ten days pay, and It was also ordered that if the account was not Heiuidated in ten days time he would be dropped from the roll. The board then adjourned. THE CITY CENSUS The Enumerators Will Start Out This Morning The taking of the city census will be commenced today. The enumerators and the members of the city council m> t in the council chamber last evening, when the stationery was Issu d. and the final instructions were given. Th . liam ber was filled, and all of the sevent) -foui enumerators, were present in person or by proxy. They are a representative body of men, In the main, and the work will be properly done. The enumerators will start out today, and it is expected that the work will be completed Inside of five days. It Is estimated that there are from 5000 to 6000 Chinamen in the city, almost all of whom are In the Eighth ward. Following are the official instructions as given the enumerators last evening: He shall visit each habitation, home, residenoe, domicile or place of abode in his district and enumerate the inhabit ants of the same. He shall take the full name, street and number of every man, woman and child who is an inhabitant of the city of Los Angeles and write the same out plainly on lists furnished to him. He shall report the result of his labors each day at the office of the city clerk, and turn over to C. H. Hance the lists of names taken by him. An inhabitant is any person who lw residing or living in the city, but does not Include mere visitors or temporary sojourners or transient persons. Guesses on the total number of lnhab- Rants range from 85,000 to 105,000, the latter based on the school census. The Bond Election The city council at the meeting on Monday failed to canvass the vote on the bond election held Saturday, the mat ter being overlooked in the press of i business. No harm will result, as there j are ten daye In which this work can be j done. In regard to the question raised before the election as to the liability of property owners In the annexed district being taxed to pay any portion of this indebtedness, the people in these sec tions can rest easy. The law specifical ly states that they are not liable and can never be held for any indebtedness con tracted by the city prior to the time when they came in. When Traveling Whether on pleasure bent or business, take on every trip a bottle of Syrup of Figs, as it acts most pleasantly and ef fectually on the kidneys, liver and bow els, preventing fevers, headaches and other forms of sickness. For sale in 50 cent bottles by all leading drug gists. Manufactured by the California Fig Syrup company only. Suit Over Wines The suit of Henry S. Baer against George N. Martin for an accounting oc cupied most of the day in department two yesterday. Baer and Martin owned each a half Interest In a stock of wines and when it came to a settlement a dis agreement arose over the division of the goods. The matter was argued and then submitted. After Supper Our store Is welL lighted by electricity and those who desire to examine our pianos during this great sacrifice sale and have not the time to do so during the day, can call In the evening, as we are open for busi ness from 8 In the morning until 11 oclock at night. Besides, in the evening we are not so crowded and can give customers more at tention than during the day, especially the afternoon, when we are so busy. Remem ber the place, 233 South Spring street. BARTLETT BROTHERS. Chosen Friends' Social Carnation council No. 89, Order of Chosen Friends, gave another one of their enjoyable socials at Bixby hall, South Spring street, last evening, the at tendance being very large. Music, cards and dancing was the program. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. 25c. Oh, my head! Take Bromo-Kola. In stantly cures headaches, diminishes fa tigue. Latest style of wall paper at A. A. Eck strom's. 324 South Spring street. Glenwood ranges, Furrey Co., 169 North Spring. Henry E. Carter, deputy attorney- JOTTINGS To Consumers of Coal Please bear In mind that the genuine Black Diamond coal Is sold only by the coal dealers who purchase from the Cres ent Coal company, who own the Black Diamond mines. All other coal from Gal lup coal fields is Inferior In quality to the original Black Diamond. Ask your dealers for the original Black Diamond coal. Our Home Brew Maier & Zobeleln's lager, fresh from their brewery, on draught in all the principal saloons; delivered promptly In bottles or kegs. Office and brewery. 440 Allso street; telephone 91. Anheuser Bar and Cafe, 243 South Spring street, Los Angeles, Cal. Telephone No. 935 main. Entrance to cafe through natatorlum on Broadway, ad- Joining city hall. For Mirrors or Beveled Plato Ulass Go to H. Raphael & Co., who are the man ufacturers of them, and you will make a large saving. No. 438 and 440 South Spring. Laws for .llninsr Stockholders The mining laws as revised by the pres ent legislature, per copy, 10 cents. N. A. Wolcott & Co., 128 South Broadway. La Fiesta rilllinery Prices and styles right. Ladies remem ber me. Mrs. C. Dosch, No. 313 S. Spring st. Hawley, King & Co., cor. Fifth st. and Broadway, agents genuine Columbus Buggy company buggies and bicycles. Largest variety Concord business wag i ons and top delivery wagons. Hawley, i King & Co. ' Everything on wheels. Hawley, King & ! Co., cor. Fifth street and Broadway. Joe Arnold, agent for celebrated Mexican cigar, 358 S. Spring st. Tel. main 986. Agents Victor, Keating and World blcy. Hawley, King & Co. BORN BACON—To the wife of Mr. James B. La on daughter, April 11, 1897, weight 9 pounds. DEATHS OTT—In this city. April 13, 1897, Leona B. Ott. aged 24 years. member of Hesper ! lai. Rebekah lodge No. 70, Los Gatos. Cal. I Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m.. from 40S • \v. Second street. All Rebekahs Invited !to attend. FRANCES SIMPSON, presi dent Los Angeles R. 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Spring St Office Tel. Main 8«. Yard Tel. Main 1047 Teeth Extracted or Filled N —" Without Pain Without G»s, Chloroform, Cocaine or anything else that Is dan- WtS gerous. From one to thirty-two teeth extracted at one sitting 88/ without any bad after-effects. Safest and best method for elderly J2BW people and persons in delicate health, and for children. #/TB lOn/ir SUf An Extraction. A reduction wLwm Ulliy JUL* w h e n several are extracted. ft Wk Flexible Rubber Dental Plate* jkmf a., K»w Prnrecc Of Flexible Dental Plates is as yet but JSQL UUr new riuvcaa mtle known by the public, and less un derstood by dentists In general It has many advantages ever gmTSmWH the ordinary rubber plate, even c"ld plate-*, hung huht- r and V thinner. This plate being flexible, no thicker than heavy M^MmwMmmm'M writing paper, fits ,-loser to the mouth, will last longer, and is VBbf B)'-! tougher than any other rubber. Onco tried, no other plate M. jSy&V EX ■ will be desirable. 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J Ml Diseases of Mci Oily I * %m -_ If We have the largest practice on this O'SwSEB 9 coast, our fees are low, and WE NEVER J jwfstt ASK FOB A DOLLAR UNTIL CURE 18 J / IS iWW EFFECTED. We hare a hospital con- I A Bit mWw nection where we cure I jjjSj JBimw Varicocele, Piles and Rupture fL^^HßLddw^ In one week. Accommodations for out of town 3IKM PKflftTill&W patients and others who wish to remain during UmmmWli/^liM^BmmWMW treatment. Every cause of weakness, unnatural nißHjnspHl|UM| losses and discharges, blood taints and results ,of badly treated Gonorrhea a specialty. We treat dis- jMßMmmtlfi^ eases of men and absolutely nothing else. We tin ANmmWmmSM derstand this class of eases and never waste our JT I A a\ own or our patients' time when we are not sure ot I Al Ts-'%W curing, for we do not expect a dollar until ho is jtfSgZf- \\ ' <Assr I$A &>TOL> cured. Any information on tho nature and treat- Bkl \ IfSeawNi^h ment of these diseases cheerfully given either in Xpgp Corner Main and Third Streets Over Wells, Parjo * Co.