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PUBLIC WORKS Regular Weekly Meeting of the Board MUCH STREET WORK ORDERED GRADES 07 STREETS TO BE CHANGED The Assessment Warrant for the Pav ing of Main Street Issued. City Hall Notes At the meeting of the board of public ■works yesterday morning all the mem bers were present. A large delegation or citizens was also on hand to present their side of the case in the matter of establishing the grades of Pico, Four teenth, Clanton, Peru and Paloma streets and Stanford avenue. The en tire morning was taken up with the matter, which w as taken under advise ment. Just before adjourning the peti tion to re-establish the grade was rec ommended to be granted. Councilman Mathuss having gone home. The following recommendations were adopted for submission to the council Monday: In the mnttcr of the petition from W. H. Sutch, asking that the grade of Azusa street be established, recommend that the same be referred to the city engineer to present ordinance of intention. Recommend lhat the protest from J. H. Hall et al. against the widening of Darwin avenue between Griffln avenue and Thomas street to a width of eighty feet be filed. In the matter of the petition from J. Lougheed. asking permission to grade by private contract Twenty-second street from Union avenue to Hoover street, using the natural soil of the street, recommend the same be granted and said petition be referred to the city engineer to present the necessary ordi nance therefor. In thematter of the petition from A.H. Cary et al., asking that Sixteenth street between the easterly line of Hoover 6treet and a point 146 feet west of the northwest corner of Bush and Sixteenth streets be widened to a uniform width corresponding to the remaining portion of said street, recommend that the same be referred to the city engineer to make purvey and map and furnish same to the city attorney, and that the city at torney be instructed to present ordi nance of intention therefor. Recommend that the petition from C. T. Howland et al., asking that the grade of the west side of Hoover street from Twenty-ninth to Thirtieth streets be established, be referred to the city en gineer for ordinance of intention there for. In the matter of the petition from H. Heids et al., asking that the grade of North Figutroa street from Boston to Temple streets be changed and estab lished so as to conform to the present Improvements, recommend the same be referred to the city engineer for investi gation and estimate of frontage in con nection with petition No. 722. Recorrynend that the protest from Ju lia Baker et al., against the improve ment of First street between Flower and Pearl streets, be denied. Recommend that the petition from F. A. Hammond et al., asking that a ce ment walk six feet wide be constructed on the west side of South Hill street be tween Fourtenth and Fifteenth streets, be referred to the city engineer to pre sent ordinance of intention therefor. Recommend that the petition from J. H. Blanchard et al., In reference to the improvement of First street between Flower and Figueroa streets, be filed. Recommend that petition No. 545 (S) be filed. In the matter of the petition from A. Kinney et al., asking that Adams street between Congress street and Arlington avenue be Improved under the bond act, recommend the same be referred to the city engineer for estimate of cost and if the same exceeds the amount required by law, then to present ordinance of in tention. In the matter of the petition-from Mrs. Mary B. Boyd et al., asking that the lines of Third street be defined between Bunker Hill avenue and Hope street, recommend the same be granted and the city engineer instructed to make survey, the expense, if any, to be paid by the petitioners. In the matter of the petition from H. C. Pierce et al., asking that First street between Beaudry avenue and. Toluca street be improved under the bond-pro visions of the Vrooman act, recommend the same be referred to the city engineer for estimate of cost, and if the same ex ceeds the amount required by law then to present the necessary ordinance of intention. Recommend that the- protest from H. V>. Hellman against the opening of an alley from Third to Fourth streets be tween Spring and Main, streets be filed, as the opening of said alky would not affect the property of the petitioner. In the matter of the petition from the Cass & Smurr Stove company et al., asking that an- alley be opened ln the block bounded by Third, Fourth, Spring and Mum streets, recommend that the same be granted and the city engineer directed to make survey as per map pre sented herewith, ar.d the city attorney be instructed to prepare the necessary ordinance accordingly. Recommend that the petition from the Thomas Drug company et al., in reference to the condition of the pavement of Spring street, be filed, as the matter has been acted upon. In the matter of the grading of Fre mont street from First to Second streets, rccoinmc-nd that a 80-inch cement pipe be laid on this street before this improve ment Is made, and the city clerk be in structed to advertise for bids to do said work. dthnt the petition- from th-e Pasadena & Pacific Railway company for instructions In reference to placing a certain line pele on Hill, street, youth of Eighth, be filed, as the matter has been mutually adjusted, and we recom mend that the pole be placed at the curb opposite the property line. Recommend that petition No. 507 (M) be filed. In the matter of the petition: from H J. Woollacott rt al., asking- that a cement sidewalk be constructed on. Ficket street between Fir.it street and Brooklyn avenue, recommend the same be referred to the cliy engineer to pre sent The necessary ordinance of Inten tion. In the matter of the petition from H. Nicolaus, asking that Oak street be tween -Sixteenth and Eighteenth streets be improved under the bond provision of the Vrooman act, recommend the same be referred to the city engineer for esti mate ,>f cost, and if the same exceeds the amoont required by law then to present the necessary ordinance of Intention, t-nerefor. Recommend that the petition from the Los Angeles Athletic club et al., asking that the superintendent of streets be in structed to leavea dry strip ln the center of the street not less than four feet in width be referred to the superintendent of street sprinkling to have the streets sprink'ed in such a manner as to cause the least Inconvenience to the travelng public. In the matter of the ordinance for the opening of Hunter street, recommend that the same be placed upon Its pas sage. In the matter of the petition for the grading, graveling and sidewalklng of Lucas avenue from Fifth to Sixth streets, recommend that the same be re ferred to the city engineer to present or dinance of intention. In the matter of the petition to estab lish the grade on Sixth street from tilt west line of Fremont avenue westward !y to the point of Sixth and Loomis streets, recommend that th? fame be referred to the city engineer to prcr-nt ordinance of intention. In the matier of the petition that the grade of Bonnie Brae street between Fifth and Sixth streets be mode to con form as far a.* practicable to paid street as now graded, recommend that the same be referred to the city engineer to pre Rare an estimate of the frontage. In the matter of the petltlbn for th? widening of Jefferson street from the west line of Vermont avenue to the west city limits', recommend, that the same be referred to the city engineer to make a survey and furnish the property owners with a description of the land to be deeded to the city for the widening of said street. In t&e matter of the petition for the improvement of West Thirty-second street between the west line of Hoover street and the east line or Orchard av enue, recommend that the same be re ferred to the city engineer to present or dinance of intention for the Improve ment under the bond act, the grade hav ing already been established. In the matter of the ordinance for the resurfacing of Spring street, referred to this board, recommend that the same be placed on its passage. In the matter of the petition for ths resurfacing of Sixth street, recommend that the same be referred to the city en gineer to prepare special specifications for the same. In the matter of the communication from the Merchants and Manufacturers' association in reference to repairing streets, recommend that the same be filed. In the matter of the petition from John A. Philbin and others, the city engineer having recommended and the petition ers representing a majority of the front age upon the streets asking to have the grades re-established, we therefore rec ommend that the city engineer be in structed to change and establish the grades on the street? as petitioned for. The streets are Clan ton, Stanford avenue, Peru and Paloma Sewer Committee The sewer committee of the council yesterday filed the following report: In the matter of the petition from John Korbei, asking permission to lay sewer at the rear of building situated at the southwest corner of State and First streets and continuing same down State street to connect with the sewer on First street. we respectfully recom mend that the same be granted; the work to be done under the supervision of the superintendent of streets. In the matter of the petition from George Banas, asking that all proceed ings for the construction of a sewer in alley running from Seventh to Eighth streets between Park View street and Carondelet street be abandoned becausc of error ln the assessment district, we respectfully recommend that same be granted and that all proceedings b; abandoned, and that the certified Check deposited by George Banas for entering upon the contract be returned. In the matter of the bids for sewering Valencia and other streets, we recom mend that the bid of C. L. Powell at 64 9-10 cents per lineal foot for the sew er complete be accepted the neces sary resolution of aw ard adopted. Supply Committee's Report The supply commitlee of the council yesterday filed the following report: In the malter of the communication from the board of Are commissioners, asking that bids be requested for fui nishing the fire department with 400 toii9 of lirst c lass bound hay, oat or barley, ot the season of 1897, the same to be deliv ered at such time and in such quantity as the board or its representa tive may direct, we respectfully recom mend that the city clerk be Instructed to advertise for bids in accordance with the recommendation of the board. Herewith your committee beg to sub mit for the consideration of your hon orable body two requisitions, one dated October 19th, one September 12th, 1896, signed by D. C. Morrison and M. T. Owens, each for an amount of $140., cov ering cost of linoleum for court room iloor of departments one and two, we find upon investigation requisitions were duly O K'd by the supply commit tee of the former council, but have never been approved by the mayor or counci-; hence it becomes necessary to pass upon the same at thi9 time. Acquired Jurisdiction The city clerk yesterday filed his re port to the city council that the time for protest had expired and the council haj acquired jurisdiction to pass final ordi nances ordering the following work: The curbing and sidewalking of Park View street from Ninth to Eleventh Streets; the sidewalking of Eleventh street from Union to Burlington av enues; the Sewering of Park View street ar.d the southerly prolongation thereof from a point 140 feet south of tjpe south line of Ninth street to the point of Inter action of the center lien of the western intercepting sewer with the prolonga tion southerly of the center line of Park View street. Main Street Assessment Street Superintendent Drain yester day issued the assessment warrant for the paving of Main street, amounting to $183,469.06. The following is attached to the warrant: The foregoing work was performed under the supervision of and waa ac cepted by the Los Angeles city council. Said work was not under my control or supervision at any time, and was not ac LOS ANGELES HERALD* SATORDAV MORNING, JUNE 26, H97 cepted by me. I hereby disclaim all re sponsibility for paid work and I sign and deliver this assessment warrant upon the order of and the authority of the raid council. JOHN H. DRAIN, Street Superintendent.' Building Permits The following permits were Issued by the building superintendent yesterday: Homer Laughlln, Broadway between Third and Fourth streets, six-story, fireproof, steel frame, concrete floors, sides and front brick and terra cotta, 160,000. Alfred Solano, southeast corner Twen ty-third and Flgueroa, two story brick, cement, tile roof, $16,000. E.A. Miller, northeast corner of Twen ty-third ar.d Thompson, two story frame, $5000. George H. Malem, north side of Fifth street near Spring, two story brick stores, $1800. Mrs. E. Rlssman, Fifth street between Spring and Broadway, tfiovlng frame cottage, $200. " Frank Matthews, Ruth avenue near Seventh street, frame cottage. $700. . Los Angeles Soap company, Turner street, frame stable, $200. Ed R. Smith, No. 420 Towne avenue, move and repair building, $250. Bight of Way Abandoned The zanja committee yesterday re ported in the matter of the petition from C. Thomson et al. asking that an ordi nance be passed abandoning the right of way for a znnja over certain property belonging to her, situated on the south side of First street between Los Angeles ar.d Main streets, recommending that the same be granted and the city attor ney be directed to present ordinance as prayed for. Back at His Office City Attorney Dunn, who has been confined to his house for several days past with rheumatism, was again at his office yesterday. FRIDAY MORNING CLUB Installation of Officers and Annual Reports Yesterday Yesterday was the day for the read ing of annual reports and the installa tion of officers at the Friday Morning club, and the hall was crowded as usual. The secretary's report showed that there are 313 active members ln the club and eleven honorary members. Seven hun dred and fifty guests have been enter tained by the club during the year, of which 150 were from Los Angeles. A summary of the year's program wa9 given and the names of the noted speak ers who have addressed the club were read. After the treasurer's report was read and accepted Mrs. Margaret Col lier Graham, the retiring president, pre sented the new officers of the club with a very graceful little address, and Mrs. J. F. Sartori, the president, spoke for the other incoming officers with a few apt and pertinent remarks. The little informally formal exchange of pleasantries Was followed by a gen eral social chat which occupied the re mainder of the morning, and fruitade was dispensed with prodigal liberality. At 1 oclock the outgoing board enter tained the honorary members and the incoming officers with a handsome luncheon at the California club. The table decorations were of blue larkspur and at each place was a cluster of white carnations. Those were: Mmes. C. M. Severance, J. A. Os good, Margaret Collier Graham, J. F. Sartori, Charlotte A. Wills. C. D. Wll lard, F. A. Gibson. S. Hubbard, F. W. Wood, B. C. Whitney, Harriet Wad leigh, J. A. Walls, Streckewald. Qeorgc North. Robert N. Bulla, R. W. Polndex ter, Sarah Longstreet, R. W. Prldham, MISS J-er.nie Collier and Miss M. F. Wilis. The officers and board for the enduing year are: President, Mrs. J. F. Sartori; first vice-president, Mrs. S. S. Salis bury; s?cond vice-president, Mrs. If. C. Whitney; secretary, Mrs. J. A. Walls; treasurer, Mrs. R. W. Pridham; board of directors, Mines. J. A. Osgood, C. D. Wlllard, F. W. Wood, G. Streckewald. G. North, R. N. Bulla, R. W r . Polndexter and Sarah Longstret. SOME BAD BOYS They Are Arrested by an Officer and Locked Up Willie Blackman. Sumner Pace, Wil lie Powers and Charlie Jordan were ar rested yesterday by Officer Lennon and taken to the police station where they were booked on suspicion. Two of th boys have a bad reputation for taking things which do not belong to them, and have been in jail before. Yesterday they were found with some brass fixturesand ether trinkets for the possession of which they could not account. A Missing Man British Vice-consul Mortimer has re ceived an Inquiry for Oscar AVilliam Shields. When last heard from, three yers ago, he was at Los Angeles and at Catallna island. Any one who knows his whereabouts is requested to com municate with the vice-consul. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Burcham of Rands burg are domiciled, at the Hollenbeck. Mr. Burcham is one of the owners of the celebrated Rand group of mines, and is here to confer with his associates, Messrs. F. M. and E. D. Mooers, who have been in the city for the past week. OOLD DUST WASH INO POWDER You Get Interested M A(f / in your work when you clean with Gold * M I Dust Broilers, boilers, pots and pans, Jtmll di) skillets, kettles, buckets, and cans become /Mjl Jnppt clean at a touch, soot is quickly removed, wju F#iM| grease dislodged when you use Geld Dust iisY j gold oust I WASHING POWDER. ~1 \ ffivfi) is indispensable for cleaning kitchen titen- WW sils, paint and woodwork. Gets the dirt off. Ir/A Nothing in it to grit Sold everywhere. lljkSk\ Made only by Wg \J£\M THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, JmXw \y St. Louis, Chicago, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, San Franclaco. dfcpp^jjf GONE BACK TO HIS PETS GEORGE HAS ANOTHER TRY AT THE REPTILES Recovering From the Effects of Hla Wound He Again Handles His Deadly Peta Leroy George, the rattlesnake charm er who was bitten the other day and came near dytng, still has the utmost confidence ln his pets. Yesterday morn ing he surprised the attendants at the county hospital by getting up from his bed and announcing his intention of going over to see his snake* He could not be dissuaded and said that he was going to demonstrate to the world that he had not lost his power over the rep tiles. He dressed himself and started oft with his injured arm In a sling. On ar riving at Eastlake, he went to his man ager and had a short talk with him. Then he walked over to the cage con taining the wriggling, writhing maw of reptiles and without the least hesita tion thrust his hand into the bunch and seized three or four s-nakes In his fin gers. He clutched them around the body and dangled them around care lessly. They were pei«*ctly harmless Not even a warning rattle was heard. After he had toyed with the reptiles for some minutes, George turned ex ultirtgly to those who were watching him and said: "See, I have not lost my power over them. I can still handle my pets and they will r.ot harm me." Then he continued, "I have never been the least bit afraid since that snake bit me that I had lost my power, and I de cided to come over and prove It today. It was all my own fault the other day that I was bitten and It will not happen again. "Do I know which snake felt me?" "No, I do not and I do not care to know. But I would not harm it if I did. Prob ably I had it in my hands awhile ago." George was very happy over the re sult of his visit and returned to the hos pital In a cheerful mood. The swelling in his arm has gone down considerably and the pain is not nearly so severe as> It was. At present everything points to a speedy recovery. He has an nounced his intention to go back to his snakes as soon as he Is well enough. While walking through the park on his way back to ,the hospital he espied a largo king snake which was gliding through the grass and attempted to cap ■ ture it to add to his collection. He man aged to get hold of the reptile, but hav ing the use of only one hand could not hold it and it wriggled away. At this George was greatly disappointed, but re turned to the hospital confident of his reptilian power and anxious to again return to his slimy pets. A FREE HOSPITAL At Ninth and Grand View After July Ist A free hospital will be oprr.ed July Ist at the corner of Ninth and Grand View avenue. The need for such an institu tion has been felt In this city for a lor.g time; a hospital where those can go who are in need of medical or surgical attend ance and hospital care, but who are ab solutely without mean? to pay for it. Los Angeles is a great natural sanita rium and many strangers come to< seek health and swell the number of the sick far beyond the number thai the popula tion would r.aturaiiy afford. Many of these people are destitute of means, and have no friends who can help them. Many who need surgical attendance car. 'not afford to pay fr r tbe necessary hos pital attendance. To this end and to meet this need the benevolent people have planned to open a hospital and have met the cordial co-operation of physicians, merchants and people cf all faiths. After some delay Incident to finding a suitable location the Ist of July has been determined upon as opening day. Dr. P. F. Bicknell, surgeon, with four other physicians, representing both schools of medicines, will form the con sulting board for three months, but any reputable physician may enter a needy patient and treat him there subject to the rules governing the admission of pa tients. The majority of beds will be free, but some patients who are unable to pay full hospital rates elsewhere may be re ceived at half-rates there. The . public Is Invited to Inspect the building ar.d arrangements on opening day, and still further contributions of money and supplies are Invited. The following are the officers: Presi dent, Rev. J. H. Garnett; secretary, Mrs. J. M. Johnston; treasurer, J. H. Lapham; matron, Mrs. E. S. Pierce. On the board of directors besides the above are: Mrs. It. M, Widney, Mrs. J. B. Brown, Rev K. R. Bennett, Rev. A. W. Rider, S. C, Annable and Peter Stone. Hon. Jerry Mlllay and wife of Phoenix arrived from the Territory this morn ing. 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