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SCHOOL BONDS City Council Decides to Order an Election REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE .-■ , . i BID POP. THE BEFTJNDING BONDS i AWARDED A Premium of ?1431 Secured—Main Street Pavement Accepted to Washington At the meeting of the city council yes terday morning President Silver was unable to be present, being still confined to his house by sickness. There was some delay, but at 10:20 oclock Councilman Blanchard took the chair as president pro tern, and the proceedings opened with all the members in their places ex cept Mr. Ashman. There was only a moderate attendance In the lobby and gallery, though a number of financiers Interested in the bids on the refunding bonds occupied seats inside the rail. REPORTS OF OFFICERS On the report of the city attorney, a disclaimer was ordered filed In the case brought by L. M. Sifford to quiet title to certain lands In the Arroyo Seco, Sif ford agreeing to pay $100 to save further delay by litigation. On the report of the city clerk, final ordinances ordering the sewering of Chi cago. Eighth and Twelfth streets, and the improvement of an alley in the Bon nie Brae tract between Eighth and Ninth streets, and Twenty-second street, passed under suspension of the rules. The fire commissioners returned the proposition of M. P. Thye. in regard to electric police patrol system and fire alarm, and the sume was referred to th-i board of police commissioners. Other routine reports were read and either filed or referred to the proper com mittees. MAIN STREET PAVEMENT The special committee on the resur facing of Main street presented the fol lowing report, and the same was adopt ed by a unanimous vote: We, your special committee, to whom was referred the matter of resurfacing of Main street from Eleventh street to Thirty-seventh street, beg leave to re port that the contractor is now teari-ia up and resurfacing that portion of Main street above mentioned, under the su pervision of your special committee, and also under the Inspection of two compe tent inspectors appointed by your com mittee to inspect the work, one of whom is stationed at tho mixing plant, and the other one on the street, and we find that it is being done in a workman-like man ner and with good and satisfactory ma terial, and it is being done to the entire satisfaction of your special committee. And we would recommend that that portion of the above named street be tween Ninth and Washington streets be accepted. We would also recommend that that portion of Main street between Nintii and Washington streets be swept three times a week. The finance committee reported Urn usual demands, and the same were ap proved. The report of the sewer committee as published in The Herald Sunday morn ing was read and adopted, and the heav ing of protests in the matter of sewer ing California, Connecticut and Lopez streets and Michigan avenue set for Monday afternoon at 2 oclock. The report of the finance committee as published in The Herald Sunday morning was adopted, with the excep tion of the recommendation in regard to laundry licenses, which went over for one week. The committee also recom mended that the $270,000 refunding bond.s sought to be issued July Ist, 1896, and Blancbard, in the Absence of Silver, Fills the Chair which are still in possession of the city treasurer, be destroyed The usual requisitions were reported by the supply committee and the same were approved. THE BOND BIDS The- hour of 11 oclock having arrived the bids on the 4 per cent refunding bonds wi re opened. A communication was first read from W. J. Hayes & .Son of Cleveland, 0., as follows: "Hi f. rrlng to the $270,000 four per cent refunding bonds, te, be sold by your city on May 17th, 1597, we beg to say that we cannot use the same at par. but if you will change the rate of interest please no tify us, and we shall be pleased to sub mit a proposition. Kindly advise us as to result eif salt." The following bids were then read and referred to the finance committee, the chairman announcing that they would be considered at 1:30 ociock. To purchase refunding bonds: C. H. White & Co., New York, by telegraph, offered par and $100 premium, provided bonds are legally Issued; said bid was made by telegram, stating that 3 per cent of offer would be placed to the credit of the city if the bid was accepted. The First National bank of Chicago offered par, interest and a premium of »507. Parson, "Leach & Co.. Chicago, of fered par, interest and a premium of 11675. M. "W. Harris & Co., Chicago, offered par, interest and a premium of $101. E. H. Rollins & Sons, Boston, offered par, Interest and a premium of JI4SI. BIDS ON PTREET WORK The following bids on street work were read and referred to the proper commit tees: To sidewalk Twenty-fourth street, from Hoover street to Vermont avenue: The following proposals per square foot were received: Stank Gillespie, 11% cents; Rhodes. A Heln, i\ cents; Frank Whittier, a cents. Referred to board of public works. SCHOOL BOND PROPOSITION I The building committee presented the I following report, and the Mam was adopted by a unanimous vote: The building committee, to whom was referred the communication from the board of education arking that an elec tion be called to vote upon the question ot Issuing bonds to the amount of $337,- HOO for purchasing grounds and building school houses, beg leave to report as fol lows: Having In mind the disputations which ! charctenzed the disposal of the pro ceeds of the last Issue of school bonds, and knowing that t.'ie public were at that time surfeited with the rapid fire of crimination and* recrimination In dulged in by both bodies, it has been the object of your committee to so adjust matters from the very inception as to preclude all misunderstandings, ani by placing the responsibility of each successive step fairly upon one or the other body, remove all chance of fric tion or inharmony as between the board of education and the council. It is natural to suppose that the boarc of education, having carefully studiei the requirements of the various dis tricts of the city, are better qualified t. pass upon the number and slue of the building? needed for each, and the gen eral location of same It is equally evi dent, there being no data in possessioi of this committee, that it is ill pre pared to decide such questions. Again the board, by reason of daily contact and through the experience of the super intendent of schools' Is fully conversant with tbe many desirable features pe culiar to school architecture and equip ments. The council, in order to ac quire equal knowledge, must spend much time in research or be guided wholly by such information on all the foregoing questions as the boai dot ed ucation may Impart to it . Your committee la informed by the city attorney that two ways are open to the board of education for the ac quirement of new grounds and build irgs: First, by having bonds voted as a school district, in which case the coun cil would not be involved; and s-econd, by asking the council to have bonds? voted under the act of March 19. 1889. In the financial world the first class of bonds are less desirable than the sec ond, and would therefore float only at Hutchison Objects to Spending Money on Fopulistic Principles a greater rate of interest and command a diminis-hed premium. The board, in full appreciation of this disparity, has elected to co.me under the last-named provision, and thus save the people such per cent of interest and augmentation of premium as may be produced by the added desirability of the city bondsover the school district bonds'. Knowing the spirit which actuates this move and ap preciating the entire fitness of intrusting all such work to the board elected and constituted for that purpose under our charter, and in the presence of its writ ten request, it becomes the duty of this council to proceed in a spirit of mag nanimity toward this contemporaneous body. Hence it has seemed des-irable to this committee, and it would so recommend, that this whole matter be left with th' board of education, and that the coun cil do only such acts in relation thereto as are absolutely essential to meet legal requirements; thus giving assurance that no doubt will exist as to the board's full authority, thereby commanding public confider.c-e for the project and as suring a favoiable express-ion at the polls. Your committee would therefore rec ommend that your honorable body ap prove and adopt such plans, estimates nnd specifications for buildings and recommendations for the acquirement of grounds as the board may submit, anu that the city attorney be Instructed to present an ordinance calling an elec tion upon the question of Issuing bonds sufficient In amount to cover all esti mates of buildings and grounds. The usual petitions, protests and communications were read and referred tc the proper committees, and the com munication from the board of education published i" The Herald Sunday was tiled. ALLEGED LAUNDRY TRUST A communication was read from C. H. Whitman, protesting against the pro* posid increase in the laundry license and the c xcessive license on the wagons of out-of-town laundries. It is alleged that the increase is asked by the laundiy tiust. which, it is alleged, has raised the rate 20 to 30 per cent. On motion, the clerk was instruct, d to notify th writer to be present In the council cham ber next Monday afternoon at 2 oclock, after which a recess- was taken until the aftt moon. Afternoon Session The council reconvened at 2:30 oclock. with Councilman Blanc-hard in the chair, when it Is announced that the hearing of protests in the matter of the proposed alley from Fifth to Sixth-street, between Main and Spring streets, had been continued to Monday next at 2 p.m. The hearing of protests in the matter of the proposed opening of Eleventh street, from Alvarado street to the west city boundary, was taken up. Attorney Dockwellar, on behalf of the: protestantg, stated that right-of-way had been grant ed for the outfall sewer by the said pro testants. and that this sewer should now run on the street. On the lines as pro LOS ANGELES HERALD, TUESDAY MORNING, WiW I t&W tested the rewer would be thrown on private property. After explanations had been made, on motion, pending pro ceedings were abandoned and the mat ter war referred to Che city engineer to define the lines of the street, lay out a district of assessment and present tho necessary ordinance. CITY ENGINEER'S REPORT The city engineer presented final or dinances establishing the grades of To bcrman street, from Washington to Adam- street, Elizabeth. Rcsabell and Augu. a streets'; also ordinances of In tention to eitablUh the grade of the al ley between Temple and Palo Alto streets extending east from Belmont avenue, and the grade of the alley be tween Belmont and Lakeshore avnuer. frem Temple to Palo Alto streets, all of which pasced under suspension of the rules. The city engineer also reported as fol lows: In compliance with your order of May 10th, I have made an examination of the Macy street bridge, nnd report as fol lows: The bridge canr.ot be repaired so as to Urider Displays His New Suit render the same absolutely safe without practically rebuilding It. Temporary relief can be given, to the traveling public by bracing the bridge from below by means- of trestle work Inld on ordinary mud rills. This would only last until the rainy season, when the Increased surface flow of the river would undermine the support of the trestle, in which case the bridge should be clcoad to travel. The present old bridge is> dangerous, and should be closod to the public, as It may give way at any time. Referred to the bridge committee. In regard to your order of May 10th to present an ordinance for the side walkir.g of the north side" of Fourth street, between Grand avenue and Hope street, and the west vide of Grand ave nue between Fourth and Fifth, I find that the old reu.vood curb at these points is not on grade, and that there are juare returns ir. at the s-treet intersection. It is, therefore, impracticable to lay th's walk in the manner as-ked for in petition Mo. 485, unless a c&ment curb with cir :v'ar returns is laid at the same time. I would ask for further instructions in thMi matter. Referred back. In compliance with your order of Feb ruary 2Sd. I herewith present ordinance of intention to construct a sewer on Cali fornia street (formerly Sand street) 'rom Pavilion Place to Flgueroa street also along Bunker Hill avenue from California street to a point 150 feet north or Temple street. Adopted. In. compliance with your order of April 19tb, I have estimated the cost of grad ing, etc., Toberman street, between Six teenth and Washington strce'."-- as fol lows: Grading and graveling. 11.10 per front foot; cement curb, 30 cents per front foot; cement walk, six feet wide, 60 cents per front foot. Total, $2. I therefore pres;nt the necessary or dinance of intention for the work as above. Adopted. I herewith present ordlnar.ee of Inten tion to establish the grade of Fifth Street, between Bonnie Brae ftreet and Burlington averjuev Adopted. THE BOND BIDS The finance committee presented the following report on the bond bids: Your finance committee, to whom was referred the bids for the purchase of the j refunding bonds, beg leave to report that we have examined the same and find but one bid complying strictly with the terms of the advertisement calling for raid bids. We therefore recommend that the bid of E. H. Rollins & Sons be accepted, in which they offer par. ac crued Interest to date of delivery and a premium of $14.11. All other bids to be declined and the city clerk instructed to return the certified checks accompany ing same to the respective bidders. A motion was made that the report be adopted, when the representative of Farson, Leach & Co. asked permission tn addrees the council. He insisted that his bid was the highest and best bid, ard he df.d not think that it should be ruled out on a mere technical miscon struction. His bid was more than $200 higher than that of the next bid. which the committee had recommended. He Insisted that the contention that he had only Intended to bid $16.75 instead of $1675 was absurd or. the face of it. Councilman Hutchison thought that the matter ehould be looked into. He did rot think the city should lose $200 at this time if the highest bid was straight J. F. Sartori, representing Hoiiins & Co., contended that the bid of Farson Leach & Co. was ambiguous and was so written that in case there had been no bid higher than par it could he claimed that $16.75 was the figure intended. He further contended that the actions of these bidders in the past boro out this construction, for two years ago this same man, when he had a bid before the city council, asked to be allowed to Imipect the bid and then tore it up in the presence or the council. After some further talk the commit tee's report was adopted by a vote of six to one —Mr. Hutchioon. CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT The city attorney presented the fol lowing report and the same w as adopted. In the matter of the application of Frank Bernal, and In accordance with your instructions, I herewith present an ordinance directing and authorizing the sale of certain land in the Alfred Moore subdivision. The city engineer Informs me that before the description of the land can be inserted it will be necessary to either make a purvey of the land to be deeded or a survey and resubdivision of the whole subdivision, as the map and distances on file do not correspond with the actual dimensions of the land in question. 1 have also le<ft the daUs and minimum amount for which the land will be sold to be filled by the council. In accordance with your iretructlons, I present an ordinance abandoning pro ceedings in the matter of opening Eigh teenth street between Grand avenue and Hope street. As Instructed by you and In compli ance with the petition of J. W. Fawkes, No. 627, I have dismissed proceedings against said Fawkes. I enclose herewith a communication from the bondemen of W. W. Everett, proposing a settlement with the city. I would advise that you refer this commu nication to your finance committee so that they may take the matter up with the bondsmen and determine whether Of not a compromise shall be effected. PUBLIC WORKS The report of the board of public works, as published In The Herald Sat urday morning, was read and the vari ous recommendatfons adopted, together with the following additional recom mendations: Recommend that the bid of George Rhelnschlld to improve Central avenue from the south line of the right of way of the Southern Pacific company to the south boundary line of the city, at $1.90 per lineal foot for grading and gravel ing, 30 cents per lineal foot for curb, 10 cents per square foot for sidewalk and $1 per lineal foot for crosswalks, be ac cepted, and the necessary resolution of award adopted. In the matter ot the report of the mar ket inspector in regard to changing tlv; width of the stalls in the public market from ten to eight feet, the superintend ent of buildings having reported to us that it would be impracticable, we rec tftnmc-nd that the report be filed. Councilman Nickell objected to the award of the contract to George Rhelns chlld, on the ground that he was not the lowest bidder, but the report was adopt ed by a vote of 5 to 2. Mr. Toll voting with Mr. Nickell in the negative. PUBLIC MARKET The market Inspector reported recom mending that additional ground be se cured for the public market, as the out look for the coming year indicates that much more space will be required than, is now available. Referred to the finance committee A number of petitions and communi cations were read and referred to tha proper committees. MATEO STREET OPENING A protest was read against the pro posed opening of Mateo street, on the ground that there was no necessity for ' the improvement, as the people who had j been pushing the matter had lost the ; electric franchise, and they were there - | fore not taking any interest in the mat ter. Mr Duy, on behalf of the protestants. argued against forcing tbe matter through, as it would work a great hard ship on a large number of poor people who could ill afford to bear the heavy expense. He asked that the property owners be given time to see if they could not raise the money to pay the expenses. No official action was taken, it being understood that the street superintend ent would not fix the date of sale for a shorter time than two weeks from to day. which virtually amounts to an ex tension of that length of time for the property owners to compromise the mat - ter. HUTCHISON'S MOTIONS On motion of Councilman Hutchison the city engineer was instructed to ex amine the paving of Alameda street and report the best means of repaying th> same; also that the engineer present an ordinance for the grading, sidewalking. curbing, etc.. of Commercial street be teween Center and Vigr.es streets. Mr. Hutchison also offered the follow ing: Whereas, Tbe new and unauthorized railroad crossing of the Southern Pa cific company at First and Alameda streets has now been In place for over two weeks. In spite of the council's or der for its removal; therefore, be it Resolved. That the mayor be request ed to proceed by summary means to have the said new- and unauthorized crossing removed. Chairman Blancharel ruled that tha motion go to the committee of the whole, but Mr. Hutchison protested, saying that this reference virtually pigeon holed the motion. The crossing had al ready been down two weeks livopen defi ance of the orders of the council, and as the mayor had signified his Intention ."if having it removed by summary means, he thought he should have the support of the council. ? further action was taken, however, and the council adjourned. ELEVATED TRACKS Councilman Hutchison prepared the following motion and gave notice thai he would Introduce it, and ask its con sideration at the next meeting: Councilman Hutchison moved that th:- Southern Pacific Railroad company eif Kentucky be required to elevate its railroad tracks on Alameda street be tween the San Fernando street depot and Fifth street to the height of at least twenty feet In the clear, in accordance with the latest improved methods of railroad and bridge construction. Councilman Hutchison also asked leave before adjournment to have his vote changed from nay to aye on ths award on the bond bid. saying that he had become convinced that there was collusion between the highest bidder i and one of the others in the matter. The ; record was changed accordingly. President Silver's Illness President Silver did not preside at ' ihe meeting of the city council yester ' day, being C( nflned to his house by ill ness. Mr. Silver's condition Is anything j but satisfactory to his friends. He Is troubled with a very aggravating cough, I which disturbs his rest and weakens j him considerably. He is expected to ; be- around the hall again the latter part :of the week. , City Engineer's Employes The Council of Labor yesterday ad dressed a communication to the city I council calling attention to the fact that ! there were several employes in-the city 1 i nglneer's office w ho are not legal citi | sens and voters, all of which is contrary Ito the rule adopted. The matter was i lully gone into at the time the rule was | adopted. No action was taken. Assessment Ready Tho assessment for the Improvement of Connecticut street, from Blame to Vernon, is now ready In the office of the superintendent ot streets. The total amount of the assessment $1781.94. The contract has been assigned to F. M. Camfleld. Information Wanted A Utter has been received by Mayor Snyder from Albert E. Post of Syracuse, N. V., making inquiry as to the where abouts of I. H. Miller, an old soldier. Light for Elysian Park An electric light is to be placed at the Fremont gate of Elysian park, on Buena Vista street. Tite necessary steps were taken by the tounell yesterday. PASADENA BOULEVARD Committee Meeting, but the Bouts Still Undecided The committee having in charge the promotion of the Pasadena and Los An geles boulevard held one of Its largest and most Important meetings yesterday. Those present were Judge Silent. Gen. Forman, Messrs. Johnson, Waters, Blackstone, Mosher, Slauson and Jevne of Los Angeles; Messrs. Stewart, Kerna ghan, Stoutenburgh, Wood, Lockwood and Longley of Pasadena, and Jewett of Lamanda Park; also engineers Haw good, Purccll and Allen. Judge Good rich represented the legal council. Judge Silent stated that an Important law case at a distance from the city would absorb his time and best energies for several weeks to come, precluding htm from giving the work of the commit tee the attention It needed, and he there fore tendered his resignation, which was accepted with regret. L. E. Mosher was nominated and elected chairman of the committee and R. J. Waters vice chairman. Engineer Allen was called upon for his report of a survey of Estudlllo can yon, and presented a map showing three lines run from the bend of Pasadena avenue near Lincoln park, and extend ing southwesterly through the divide between tho hills to the adobe or mission road. A further inspection of this route and also one on the eastern side of the hills will be made on Thursday by the committee, accompanied by the en gineers. The engineers were requested to con sider the maps and data furnished by the East Los Angeles Improvement club and the other local committees Inter ested in securing a practicable entrance for the boulevard Into this city termi nating at the Plaza, with a view to sug gesting a common route that would ac commodate the Interests of all parties. Although the committee had not reached a point where the selection jf a practicable route could be made, they did decide to eliminate the two outside ones, namely the Eagle Rock route on the west and any route lying southeast of the old adobe or mission road. This leaves the arroyo, the Estudlllo and the east side of the hills terminating at South Pasadena open for further con sideration. A FENCE STORY Mr. Brown Explains the Addition to the Ostrich Farm Enclosure Recently an addition has been made to the high fence surrounding the South Pasadena os-trich farm on She side next to the Pasadena Eleetrle Csrr line. Much speculation has been caused among the passengers on this line as to the cause of thisi addition by which the- height of the fence it? considerably increased. Now corner forward Mr. H. C. Brown, [who asserts that he has- explained the mystery. He says that the birds within i the enclosure have been much disturbed by the filching of feathers that they have endured and noticed that the lost plumes had been procured by Pat-adena and Lop Angeles ladles with which to adorn their hats. So the urfcathered bipeds had taken to standing by the fence as the cars came- along, and when recogniz ing lost plumes would reach over and seize them in their bills' from the head gear of the uns-u spec-ting passengers'. Hence the- fence. Marriage Licenses The follow ing licenses issued yester day from the office of the county clerk: Fred AY. Pearson, a native of New Jer sey, aged 30 years, and Minnie Car.neff. a native of Canada, aged 26 years, both residents of Los Angeles. Homer B. Franklin, a native of Cali fornia, aged 22 years, and a resident of Los Angeles, and Virginia N. Easton. a native also of California, aged 21 years, and a resident of Wilmington. William Allen, a native of New- York, aged 27 years, and Alice Coburn. a na tive of lowa, aged 20 years, both resi dents of Los Angeles. Jack W. Monahan, a native of Cali fornia, aged 23 years, and a resident of Covlna. and Cora A. Nance, a native of WENDELL EASTON, rresldent. GEORGE KABTON, Vlee-Preildent. GEORGE D EASTON, Secretary. ANGLO-CALIFORNIA BANK (Ld.) Trsu-tai We are Authorized to Make a Special Offering of . • . 1 00-—» w™ lots.„! 00 Eighth St Tract FRONTING—EIGHTH, NINTH AND ALAMEDA STREETS But a short distance from the S. P. Co.'s Arcade Depot, the L. A. Railway Co.'s Main Power House, and most ot the large manufactories of the city. Central-avenue electric car line oniy iww blocks distant. A STRICTLY CONVENIENT HOME LOCATION. jWSees ffirdDM to %3>QO Tr—TPTITrTI ONLY 10 PER CENT CASH PAYMENT, balance during three ye«% UHli-5) or in monthly installments. For all particulars apply to . . . Eastern, Eldrldge & Co., Illinois, aged St years, and a resident of Pomona. Llm Chong, a native of China, aged tt years, and Gum Dl, a native of Califor nia, aged to years, both residents of Los- Angeles. Ruperto Orduno, a native of Mexico, aged 29 years, and Adrlana Rodgers. also a native of Mexico, aged If years, both residents of Monrovia. CHASE ON TRIAL Sensational Disclosures Regarding the Pension Agent Some sensational features were de veloped yesterday in the case of Pension Attorney M. M. Chase, mow on trial in the district court. In defending* the charge brought against him of making exorbitant charges in prosecuting pen sion claims, Chase was put on tbe wit ness stand late Saturday afternoon, and In answer to d'lrsct questions'put to him by District Attorney Flint as to whether or not he had ever ssrved'a term In the Nevada penitentiary, and aitso If he had traveled under one or more aliases, the witness antnvered In the negative, de nying both charges. Yesterday Chase wae> again put on the stand, and In direct contradiction to the testimony he gave Saturday, acknowledged, that he had, in January, 1883, made out a pass In the name of F. O. Wilson as follows: "Con ductors C. P. R. R.: Pas-s F. O. Wilson, the bearer, from Wadsworth to Ogden, and return, to Elko, Nev. Acc't press. (Signed) T. A. Fillmore, General Super intendent" That In cone?quence of attempting to use siald pass he had been committed to the Nevada penitentiary for three years. Chas? also acknowledged having used the alias of R. G. Fitsgerald. The rea son for this sudden change of front is possibly because Chase discovered that Warden Bell of the Nevada penitenitary was here, with evidence to prove that the testimony given Saturday was false. At the time of adjournment yesterday the arguments In the pension case were not concluded. The caste will probably be given to the Jury today. FRIGHTENED BY A LION An Exciting Runaway Yesterday Afternoon on Broadway ' Adgie, the female lion tamer, took a star part In an exciting little episode not down on the Orpheum bill, which occurred at the corner of Broadway" and Third street at 1 oclock yesterday after noon. * Adgle had gone out for n drlve'wlth Mr. Hall, also of the Orpheum. Her kitten lion wa> taken along In the car riage. When they reached the corner of Broadway and Third Hall got out and wont Into an office, leaving Adgle to hold the horse. While he was gone the norso turned Its head around, nnd getting a sniff of ihe lion, was very much frightened and attempted to break away. Adgle jumped out, taking the baby lion with her. When the horse saw the animal It made a wild dash down the street. Several policemen tried unsuccessfully to stop the runaway. Half way down the block on Broadway It came up with a truck and ran into It. The carriage was wrecked. The horse was then caught ami no further damage was done. The Divorce Mill In th.- lons drawn out proceeding* of W. E. Steermcr vs. Margaret Stoermer, a motion was yesterday made In de partment six on behalf cf the wife for substitution of attorneys. I. B. Dock welter, Krq.. has so far conducted her case, but she now desires to switch over to H. H. Appel, Esq., and the court saw •no objection to such proceeding If the lady Will just pay $37.50, the balance due her attorney. When that is done the desired order of substitution will be made. Isaphene S. Foster, who recently ob tained her divorce, obtained permission yesterday In department three to change her name to that of Isaphene S. McCreary. Board of Supervisors Thp petition to lay a water pipe on Union street,running from Michigan av enue to Homtwocd avenue, was grant ed, with the usual restrictions. The bid of the Office Specialty corn party to supply an onu-bsa ease for the county audlteVs office fcr tmso, was accepted. It will contain twenty-four pigeon holes, two sliding sielves and one plain shelf. In the matter of the application for renewal of the license of Bemls A Gor man, at Cahuenga, pass, the bond wis r.pproved and the license ordered to Is sue. EAST SIDE NOTES _____ Notes and Personal Mention Proni Across the River The residence of J. F. Brosaart Of Pas adena avenue, which was recently so badly damaged by fire, Is to be rebuilt.' Mrs. N. W. Duffey of Santa Barbara will arrive today and will be the guest tor some time of her daughter, Mrs. Bauthrum of 910 New Main street. Sidney Graves, while exercising on a turning bar at the Griffin avenue school yesterday noon, fell, spraining his right arm at the wrist. Little Miss Grace Thacker of Barranca street entertained eight of her little friends yesterday in honor of her eighth, birthday anniversary. A pleas-ant hour was spent In playing games and partak ing of refreshments served. The guess were Ethel Coleman, Addle WadswOrth. Laura Winters, Jennie Wadsworth,Lou ise Schleicher. Ethel Southworth, Fran era Sabine, May Barcld and Carl Thacker. About forty of the East Side Rebekah lodge surprised Mrs. H. Arms of Slgler street last evening. The time was pleas antly spent In various amusements and,, in partaking of the delicious refresh ments which the ladles had provided for the occasion. The funeral of Mrs. Helen C. Compton was held at her late home, 206 South Workman street yesterday at t p. .m. Rev. W. J. Chichester conducted the. services. Mrs. Compton had many friends, who sympathise with Mr. Comp ton and his little ones In their great loss. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Delegates From South America Will Not Corns Out Here Secretary WMgglns yesterday received a letter which states that the foreign delegates to the advisory board meet ing of the Philadelphia museums, which opens in Philadelphia June 2d, number nearly seventy-five. The delegates ar» representative merchants from a num ber of South American countries and Mexico. At the conclusion ot the annual gathering of the advisory board, the foreign delegates will vls.lt Washington, Baltimore. New York, various points In New England and will come as far west as Chicago; but they will not visit the Pacific coast. They will look carefully. Into the United States' manner and methods of doing business, and their visit is in the nature of a return cour tesy. H. O. Billings of the Alpine Springs colony at Little Rock creek, in Antelope valley, refutes the re ports of a heavy freese In that section by exhibiting In the chamber some par ticularly fine branches of almonds, apri cots and plums, all of which Secretary Wiggins admits are more "advanced" toward perfection than anything that has been produccdjtbout here. Knights Templar Installation Los Angeles commandery No. », Knights Templar, will hold an open In stallation of officers and dedication of their asylum at Masonic temple on Thursday evening. Sir Knights will appear in full uniform. The ceremonies will begin at 8:30 and will be followed by dancing. A slight cold. If neglected, often attacks the lungs. "Brown's Bronchlsl Troches" give Immediate and effectual relief. Stimulant to muscular and Intellectual activity; relieves mental exhaustion. Bro mo-Kola. All prices of wan paper greatly reduced. A. A. Eckstrom. 234 South Spring street. Drink Glen Rock water Address F. L. Smith. 216 South Spring street. Tel. 26. Olenwood ranges, Furrey Co., 161 North Spring. Latest style of wan paper at A. A. Eck strom's. 324 South Spring street.